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(;enealo(;ical and family history 





Librarian of Bowdoin College Vice-President Maine Genealogical Society 

Member Maine Historical Society Honorary Member Minnesota Historical Society 

Member American Historical Association Member of Council, American Library Association 

Author "Little Genealogy" 



State Historian Chaplain of National Home, Togus 



Librarian Maine Genealogical Society 





Copyriglit, 1909, 


New York., 24 4 (",8 
JUL 23 f909 


The narrative here writ- 
RICHARDSON ten concerns the family 
and descendants of one 
of three immigrant brothers, all of English 
birth and parentage, who came to New Eng- 
land and were among the first settlers in the 
plantation at Woburn in the colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay. They were Ezekiel, Samuel 
and Thomas Richardson, sons of Thomas and 
Katherine (Durford) Richardson, of West 
Mill, Herts, England, whose marriage is re- 
corded as of date August 24, 1590, and whose 
children were baptized in the parish church at 
West Mill. It is with the second of these 
brothers and his descendants that we have 
particularly to deal in these pages. 

(I) Samuel, son of Thomas and Katherine 
(Durford) Richardson, of West Mill, Herts, 
England, was baptized December 22, 1602 
(or 1604), and died in Woburn, Massachu- 
. setts. March 23, 1658. He was the last of 
the three brothers to come to America. He 
inherited lands from his father and was ex- 
ecutor of his will, his father having died after 
March 4, 1630, the date of his last will and 
testament. This business perhaps may have 
delayed his coming over, for the will was not 
probated until 1634, and it was not until after 
1635 that Samuel Richardson and his young- 
est brother Thomas sailed for New England. 
He appears first in Charlestown, Massachu- 
setts, in 1636, and in 1640 was one of the 
signers of the town orders in Woburn. In 
1642 he was one of the founders of the church 
in Woburn, and in 1644 and several times 
afterward was selectman of the town, and his 
name appears in the first tax list there in 1645. 
In that year he paid the highest tax of any 
settler in Woburn. In 1637-38 Samuel Rich- 
ardson was admitted to the church in Qiarles- 
town, and November 5, 1640, he was chosen 
with his brothers, Ezekiel and Thomas, and 
others, as commissioners for the settlement of 
a church in the north part of Charlestown, 
and the part of the mother town which was 
set off to form the new town of Woburn ; and 
when the church was established in Woburn 
in August, 1642, Samuel Richardson and his 
brothers, with four others, formed the nu- 

cleus around which the church itself was built 
up in its early membership and found its early 
support. Samuel Richardson died in Woburn, 
March 23, 1658, and it may be said of him 
that he was one of the most useful men of the 
town in his time. The baptismal name of his 
wife was Joanna, but her family name is not 
known. She bore her husband eight children : 
I. Mary, baptized February 25, 1637-38, mar- 
ried Thomas Mousall. 2. John, baptized No- 
vember 12, 1639, married (first) Elizabeth 
Bacon; (second) Mary Pierson ; (third) Mar- 
garet Willing. 3. Hannah, born March 8, 
1641-42, died April 8, 1642. 4. Joseph, born 
July 27, 1643, married Hannah Green. 5. 
Samuel, born May 22, 1646. 6. Stephen, born 
August 15, 1649, married Abigail Wyman. 7. 
Thomas, born December 31, 1651, died Sep- 
tember 27, 1657. 8. Elizabeth. 

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) and 
Joanna Richardson, was born in Woburn, 
Massachusetts, May 22, 1646, died there April 
29, 1 712. He lived about one mile north of 
the present village of Winchester. He was a 
soldier of King Philip's war, and on April 10, 
1676, his family was attacked by Indians and 
three of its members were killed. On the 
afternoon of that day Mr. Richardson and one 
of his sons was at work in a field, and observ- 
ing a commotion near the house he hastened 
there only to find that his wife Hannah and 
son Thomas had been slain by the savages. 
The house had been plundered of much of its 
most needed belongings, and a further search 
revealed the fact that his infant daughter Han- 
nah had also been killed. Her nurse had fled, 
carrying the child in her arms, and went in the 
direction of the neighboring garrison house, 
but being closely pursued she dropped the in- 
fant in order to save herself, and it was slain 
where it fell. The father pursued the In- 
dians with a party of men and overtook them 
in the woods near the edge of a swamp, where 
they had seated themselves, and immediately 
fired upon them, wounding one of the Indians 
fatally, as the body was afterward found bur- 
ied under the leaves where his companions 
had laid him. The fact of his being wounded 
was shown by traces of blood which led to the 




place of concealment after being shot; and at 
this place the Indians left behind ihem a bun- 
dle of linen in which was found the scalps of 
one or more of their victims. . . 

Samuel Richardson married (first) Martha 
. who died December 20, 1673; (sec- 
ond) September 20. 1674. Hannah Kingsley, 
who was killed bv the Indians, April 10, 1676; 
(third) November 7, 1676, Phebe, daughter of 
Deacon Baldwin. She died October 20, 1679. 
and he niarried (fourth) Sarah, daughter of 
Nathaniel Mavward, of Maiden. She sur- 
vived him and died October 14, 1717. Sam- 
uel Richardson had in all fifteen children, four 
by his first wife, one by his second wife, one 
by his third wife, and nine by his fourth wife : 
I. Samuel, born November 5, 1670, married 
(first) Susannah Richardson; (second) Es- 
ther r -. 2. Thomas, twin with Samuel, 

killed by Indians, April 10, 1676. 3. Eliza- 
beth, bon about 1672, married Jacob Wyman. 
4. Martha, born December 20. 1673, died No- 
vember ( . 1677. 5. Hannah, born April 11, 
1676, kii'.td by Indians, April 10, 1676. 6. 
Zachariah, born November 21, 1677, married, 
February 14. 1699- 1700, Mehitable Perrin. 7. 
Thomas! born August 18, 1681, died Septem- 
ber 9, 168 1. 8. Sarah, born August 20, 1682, 
married William Chubb. 9. Thomas, born 
September 25, 1684, married Rebecca Wy- 
man. 10. Ebenezer, born March 15, 1686-87. 
J I. Infant son, born August 17. 1689, died 
same day. 12. Hannah, born .August 11, 1690, 
married Pratt. 13. Eleazer, born Feb- 
ruary 10, 1692-93. 14. Jonathan, born July 
16. 1696, married Abigail Wyman. 15. David, 
born April 14, 1700. 

(Ill) David, youngest of the fifteen chil- 
dren of Samuel (2) and Sarah (Ilayward) 
Richardson, was born in Woburn, Massachu- 
setts, April 14, 1700, died in 1770. He was 
a blacksmith by trade, and lived during the 
greater part of his life in the town of Newton, 
Massachusetts, where he died. He married 
(first) May 21, 1724, Esther, daughter of Ed- 
ward Ward, of Newton ; she died February 26, 
1725. Married (second) October 19, 1726, 
Remember, daughter of Jonathan Ward, and 
cousin of his first wife; she died in August, 
1760. Married (third) January 28, 1762. Abi- 
gail, daughter of Joseph Holden, of West- 
minster; she died .August 5, 1777. David 
Richardson had fifteen children: i. Esther, 
born 1725, married, November 15, 1750, Elisha 
Fuller. 2. Edward, born February 26, 1726. 
Children by .second wife: 3. Jonathan, born 
July I, 1727, married, October 31, 1751, Mary 

Woodward. 4. Lydia, born about 1730, mar- 
ried. January 16. 1755, Abijah Fuller. 5. 
David, born February 24, 1732. 6. Samuel, 
born .April 25, 1734, married (first) Decem- 
ber II, 1760, Sarah Parker; (second) Febru- 
ary 6, 1764, Sarah Holland. 7. Jeremiah, 
born March 13, 1736, married. May 7, 1761, 
Dorcas Hall. 8. Moses, born May 17, 1738, 
married, April 26, 1763, Lydia Hail. 9. Cap- 
tain Aaron, born Oclober 2, 1740, married 
Ruth Stingley. 10. Abigail, born May 16, 
1743, married, March 28, 1765, Aaron Fiske. 
II. Ebenezer. torn June 14, 1745. married. 
May 3, 1770, Esther Hall. 12. Elizabeth, born 
September 15, 1748, married, January 18, 
1770, Daniel Richards. 13. Thaddeus, born 
May 29, 1750, married Ivlary Sanborn. 14. 
Sarah, born August 25, 1755. 15. Mary, born 
March 23, 1757. 

(IV) David (2), son of David (i) and 
Remember (Ward) Richardson, was born in 
Newton, Massachusetts, February 24, 1732, 
died in Monmouth, Maine, May 27, 1825. He 
made his home in Newton until about the time 
of his second marriage, then removed to Pear- 
sontown, now Standish, Maine, lived there 
from 1778 to 1807, when he took up his resi- 
dence in the town of Monmouth. He married 
(first) February 13, 1755, Mary Hall, born 
March 7, 1734, died 1775, daughter of Ed- 
ward and I\Iary (Miller) Hall, of Newton. 
Married (second) September 20, 1778, Han- 
nah Mills, born June 3, 1748, died June 10. 
1809. David Richardson had sixteen children, 
nine by his first and seven by his second wife : 

1. Sarah, born August 25, 1756, died young. 

2. Mary, born March 23, 1757, married Isaac 
Small. 3. Thomas, born November 2, 1758. 
died young. 4. David, born March 20, 1761. 
married, July i, 1784, Sarah Wiley. 5. Jo- 
seph, born July 3, 1763, see below. 6. Elisha, 
born March 21, 1766, married Dorothy Frost. 
7. Jonathan, born September 10, 1768, mar- 
ried, March 14, 1790, Mary Thomas. 8. Hul- 
dah, born May 13, 1771, married, September 
I, 1 79 1, Ephraim Brow'n. 9. Edward, born 
1773, died young. 10. Ilannah, born August 
4, 1779, married Captain Jonathan Moore. 11. 

Esther, twin with Hannah, married 

Rich. 12. Sarah, born .Vpril 27, 1781, died 
1786. 13. Thomas, born April 27, 1781, twin 
with Sarah, married (first) Mary Ayer; (sec- 
ond) Mary Dearborn. 14. Nancy, born Octo- 
ber 8, 1782, married Captain Artemas Rich- 
ardson. 15. Lucy, born October 8, 1782, twin 
with Nancy, married Philip Ayer. 16. Wil- 
liam, born September 4. 1784. married Lydia 






uary 5, i860, married Walter C. Allen and 
had one child. Blanche, who died at three years 
of age. 10. Phoebe Maria, born Baldwin, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1862, died April 14, 1870. 11. 
George Parker, born Baldwin, December 20, 
1866, married Annie Fitzgerald and had How- 
ard T., George E. and Mabel F. 

(V'lII) John Samuel, son of Hon. Daniel 
Thompson and Eliza Ann (Sawyer) Richard- 
son, was born in Baldwin, Maine, .August 25, 
1855. He was educated at Norway, Maine, 
Institute, Phillips Exeter Academy, law office 
of General Charles P. Mattocks, Portland, 
Maine, and Harvard Law School, and was ad- 
mitted to the Maine bar in 1884 where he 
practiced until his admission to the Suffolk 
bar, March 23, 1885, since which time he has 
been in active practice in Boston. He began 
teaching school in Maine in 1873, when only 
eighteen years of age, and taught for some 
years. After coming to Boston he continued 
teaching in the evening schools for a period 
of twenty years (until 1905), si.xteen of which 
he was principal of the Dearborn evening 
school. As a young man he took an active in- 
terest in politics ; he served on the boards of 
selectmen, asses,sors and overseers of the poor 
two years, chairman one year; was elected 
and served as a representative to the general 
court of Massachusetts in 1893-94; was a dele- 
gate to the national Republican convention in 
1896; in 1898 was nomniated for district at- 
torney of Suffolk county. Of over 70,000 
votes cast, his opponent, Stevens, only received 
2,012 majority. He acted as assistant district 
attorney from June, 1906, to May, 1907; was 
a member of the various city committees and 
has been delegate to a large number of city 
and state conventions. He is a member of 
Greenleaf Lodge, No. 117, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Cornish, Maine, and of" the Golden 
Cross. He married, December 31, 1884, Min- 
nie J., daughter of Josiah and Margaret (Per- 
rott) Bennett. Children: i. Zana Frances, 
born Novem'ber 8, 1885. 2. Joseph Leland. 
born March 10, 1887. 3- Jol»i Samuel Jr., 
born January 9, 1890. Joseph Leland gradu- 
ated from Dartmouth College in class of 1908, 
and John Samuel Jr. is now in his sophomore 
year in the same college. 

From an excellent account of the 
SMALL Small familv, by Lauriston Ward 

Small, published in the proceed- 
ings of the Maine Plistorical Society, 1893, 
that part of the following sketch referring to 
the four earliest generations of the family is 
taken ; the remainder is from other sources. 

"Of the Smalls in England, some of them 
were lowly ; some of them were knighted and 
held high social positions ; one of whom — Sir 
John — was chief justice of India; another of 
whom — Colonel John — protected the Ijody of 
Warren at Bunker Hill, as seen in the picture 
by Trumbull. I am not now to speak. In the 
year 1330 John anil William Small, of Dart- 
mouth, were flatteringly mentioned in an act 
under Edward III, and some of their descend- 
ants seem to have resided there continuously 
to this day. Just three hundred years later, 
or in 1630, one or more of the Smalls, who 
presumably lived in Dartmouth or other place 
in Devonshire, was a cavalier of higli social 
position and a kinsman of the Champer- 
nownes. Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Sir John and 
Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh. 
The Champernovvnes were the most powerful 
family in Devonshire, and were descendants 
of the old Byzantine kings, hence the Smalls 
of Maine, all of whom were presumably de- 
scended from that cavalier of whom 1 am 
speaking, can reasonably claim to have a drop 
of old Byzantine blood. One of the Champer- 
nowne girls married a Gilbert and became the 
mother of Sir John and Sir Humphrey Gil- 
bert. .\fter her husband's death she married 
Raleigh, and became the mother of one of the 
most brilliant men of that remarkable age. Sir 
Walter Raleigh. y\ll these four noblemen and 
kinsmen were much interested in American 
colonization. Presumably because of kinship 
and the social influences incidental thereto, 
five Smalls came to America betw-een 1632 and 
1640; and that one who was certainly -a cava- 
lier brought with him a son of about twelve 
years named Francis. They were William, 
three Johns and lulward. William was un- 
married and went immediately to Virginia. 
Two of the Johns were in humble life. The 
John who came in 1632 with Winslow, and 
married Elizabeth Huggins or Higgins, and 
was one of the founders of Eastham or Cape 
Cod, may have been the father of Francis, 
but a thousand silent tongues proclaim Ed- 
ward as the man. I shall assuine that it was 
Edward, it being clearly understood that I 
am without positive proof." 

(I) "Edward Small, the presumptive father 
of Francis, came to Maine under the auspices 
of his kinsman. Sir Ferdinando Gorges, about 
1632, or possibly a few years later. He and 
Champernowne, together with several others, 
founded Piscataqua. which has since been di- 
vided into the towns of Kittery, Eliot, South 
Berw ick and Berwick. He was in Piscataqua 
in 1640, and seems to have been there some 



years. He was a magistrate in 1645. He 
sold a part of liis land in 1647, and perhaps 
went to Dover, New Hampshire; possibly he 
went to the Isle of Shoals. All in all it is 
most probable that he tired of a rough life in 
the wilderness and returned to England. Tra- 
dition says that he and John, the father of 
Eastham,' were brothers, and many facts 
strengtlicn that tradition. The name of his 
wife I have not yet learned. In addition to 
Francis, I am confident that he had an older 
son, named Edward, who once lived in Dover, 
New Hampshire." 

(II) "Francis Small, who may be regardeil 
as the father of the Small family in America, 
was born in England in 1620, and came to 
America in or about 1632. He received his 
name from his famous kinsman. Captain 
Francis Champernowne. In 1648 he resided 
in Dover, New Hampshire, and had a wife 
named Elizabeth (nee Leighton). In 1657 he 
lived in Falmouth, and in July of that year 
bought of the Indian chief, Scitterygusset, a 
large tract of land near Portland called Ca- 
pisic. In 1663 he was attorney for Falmouth 
in some of the government squabbles of the 
times. He was at Cape Small Point for a 
time, and the place took its name from him. 
In 1668 he resided in Kittery and had a house 
and trading camp where the village of Cornish 
now is, and his was doubtless the first house 
built in that town, or on any part of the Os- 
sipee lanils. In the history of Shapleigh we 
find the following story, which the author 
found among the old papers of Colonel Shap- 
leigh. In the summer of 1668 Francis Small 
sold goods to the Newichawaiinoch tribe of 
Indians on credit, to be paid for in furs in 
autumn, but when the time of payment drew 
near, the red men deemed it easier to kill 
Small than to ])ay him, and they decided to fire 
his liouse and shoot him when he came out to 
escape the flames. Captain Sundy, the chief 
of the tribe, was friendly to Small, and told 
him what the Indians were to do, and as he 
could not control them in the matter he ad- 
vised Small to flee for his life. Small thought 
the tale a cunningly devised fable to frighten 
him away in order to avoid payment, but when 
night came, thinking it wise to be on the side 
of safety, he secreted himself in some pines oti 
a hill nearby, which I assume to have been on 
the south of the present village known as Dr. 
Thompson's hill, and there watched through 
the long November night. With the coming 
of the first gray of approaching dawn, a flame 
shot up from the burning house, whereupon 
Small took to his heels with all possible speed 

and paused not until he reached the settle- 
ment at Kittery. The chief followed Small to 
Kittery, and there made good the loss by debt 
and fire by selling Small the entire Ossipee 
tract of land for a merely nominal sum. The 
deed was made November 28, 1668, and has 
the Indian signature of a turtle. It conveys 
all the land between the Great Ossipee, the 
Saco, the Little Ossipee and the Neihewonoch 
rivers known as Ossipee, the same being 
twenty miles square, that is 256,000 acres. It 
is as large as a German principality. Dis- 
tances were not well known in those days, and 
Small soon learned that the two Ossipees were 
not twenty miles apart, whereupon he sold all 
the land south of the Little Ossipee and re- 
served to himself Ossipee proper, which is 
now divided with the towns of Limington. 
Limerick, Newfield, Parsonfield and Cornish, 
and constitutes the entire northern part of 
York county, Maine. Aside from Capisic and 
Ossipee, Francis Small bought other large 
tracts of land in Maine, and was known as 
"the great land owner." When the Indian 
wars came on, he left his son Samuel in Kit- 
tery, and with his wife and other children re- 
moved to Truro. Cape Cod, which adds a bit 
to the belief that John, the founder of East- 
ham, was his uncle. April 30, 171 1, he deeded 
Ossipee to his son Samuel. He died in Truro 
or Provincetown, about 1713, aged about 
ninety-three years. Of the personal appear- 
ance of this greatest of his race in America, 
we know nothing. He was active and alert. 
Governor Sullivan in his history of Maine 
says that he was one of the most enterprising 
and wealthy men in the slate. His children 
were : Edward, Francis, Samuel, Benjamin, 
Daniel and Elizabeth." 

(III) "Samuel, third son and child of Fran- 
cis and Elizabeth Small, was born in Kittery, 
in 1666, and seems to have spent his entire 
life in that neighborhood. \\'hen his father 
fled to Cape Cod to escape the Indian wars, 
he remained in Maine, and his name appears 
frequently upon the public records of his time, 
but he was not an ambitious man like his 
father. He married Elizabeth, widow of 
James Chadbourne, and daughter of James 
Heard. In 1711 he received from his father 
a deed of the Ossipee lands, hence was the 
second owner thereof. He was living in 1737 
at the age of seventy-one years. His children 
were : Elizabeth, Samuel and Joseph." 

(IV) "Deacon Samuel (2). second child of 
Samuel (i) and Elizabeth (Heard) (Chad- 
bourne) Small, was born in Kittery, April 17, 
1700. In that town before he was quite six- 



teen years old he married Anna Hatch, and 
in no very long time thereafter removed to 
Scarborough, vi^here he spent all the remaining 
years of his long and eventful life. His 
house was opposite to and a little south of the 
Black Point cemetery, and is supposed to be 
the one now standing, sometimes known as the 
Robinson house. In 1728, when the Old Con- 
gregational Church was organized, he was 
made deacon. He was the third and last single 
owner of the Ossipee lands. In 1773 he 
deeded the land to some of his children as fol- 
lows : To Samuel and Joshua, three-eighths 
each. To Anna, Elizabeth, and his grandson, 
Benjamin, son of Samuel, one-twelfth each. 
The three men went up to Limington and took 
possession of their ancestral acres, and after 
a contest in the courts, the Indian deed was 
pronounced valid, and the title perfect. It 
should be noted that in 1712, when Francis 
was too feeble to even write his name, he 
deeded Ossipee to liis son Daniel, with whom 
he was then living in Provincetown, Cape 
Cod, but the deed was invalid. When the 
Smalls had the land tlivided into towns, they 
reverentially named one of them Francis- 
borough in honor of the first owner, but the 
settlers changed the name to Cornish. It 
should have been Smallton, as Carrollton was 
named for Carroll." Deacon Samuel was 
chosen clerk of Scarborough in 1727 and 
filled that otfice for many years. He was very 
often moderator of meetings, and usually one 
of the selectmen and a member of all impor- 
tant committees. Samuel Small, though sev- 
enty-five years of age in 1775, was active on 
the committees of correspondence, inspection 
and safety. For many years his was the most 
conspicuous name on the Scarborough record. 
The date of his death is unknown, but his 
years probably equalled those of his grand- 
father, Francis. Deacon Samuel had a son 
Samuel who was also a deacon, and whose 
name frequently appears on the Scarborough 
record prior to 1775, and to him are now 
credited some acts formerly ascribed to his 
father. Of Deacon Samuel's wife we know 
only her name. Their children were : Sam- 
uel, Anna, John, Joshua, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Benjamin, James and Mary. 

(V) Samuel (3), eldest child of Samuel 
(2) and Anna (Hatch) Small, was born in 
Scarborough, May 26, 1718, and some time 
after the outbreak of the revolution removed 
to Limington. He was town clerk and held 
various other town offices in Scarborough. He 
married Dorothy Hubbard and had eleven 

(\T) Benjamin, son of Samuel (3) and 
Dorothy (Hubbard) Small, was born in Lim- 
ington, August II, 1744, and died there. He 
was a farmer in comfortable circumstances 
and much respected by his fellow townsmen. 
He married Phebe Plummer. 

(VII) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 
and Phebe (Plummer) Small, was born Feb- 
ruary II, 1771. He resided in Limington. He 
married Mary Chase, born 1780. Children: 
Benjamin, Moses, Richard, Sewell, i\Iaria, 
married a Mr. AIcArthur; Nathan, Joseph and 

(VIII) Colonel Richard, third son and 
child of Benjamin (2) and Mary (Chase) 
Small, was born September 29, 1808, died 
August 18, 1882. He was a native of Lim- 
ington, and resided there until he was twenty- 
one years old. He then went to Buxton, where 
he became a merchant. In 1845 1^^ moved to 
Guildhall, Essex county, Vermont, where for 
many years he was a prosperous farmer. 
While a resident of Maine he took a deep in- 
terest in military affairs, in which he was 
active and attained the rank of colonel in the 
militia. In Guildhall he took a leading part in 
local affairs, and served as selectman many 
years, and twice represented the town in the 
legislature. He was also associate or side 
judge for some years, and was known as 
Judge Small. He married Abigail Ann Jose, 
born April 23, 1810, daughter of Alexander 
and Sally Emery Jose, of Buxton, Maine. She 
died March 8, 1898, aged eighty-seven years, 
eleven months, fifteen days. Judge Small and 
wife were members of the Congregational 
church. Their children were: i. Sally B., 
married Ossian Ray, of Lancaster, New 
Hampshire ; he was one of the leading 
men in the New Hampshire bar, a Re- 
publican, and served two terms in the 
national house of representatives. 2. Hora- 
tio N., graduated from Dartmouth Col- 
lege ; soon after the beginning of the slave- 
holders' rebellion he enlisted as assistant sur- 
geon in the Seventeenth New Hampshire Vol- 
unteer Infantry : this regiment did not leave 
the state, and Dr. Small was transferred to 
the Thirteenth Regiment, with wliich he saw 
active service some months. He was then 
made surgeon of the Tenth New Hampshire, 
later brigade surgeon; remained until the end 
of the war, being on the staff of General 
Charles Devens, of Massachusetts, whose regi- 
ment was the first to enter Richmond. After 
the close of the war Dr. Small settled in 
Portland, Maine, and became one of the most 
popular physicians, attaining a very large 



practice ; lie died in 1887. 3. John Chase, men- 
tioned at length below. 4. Ahbie A., married 
Horace I'orter. of Lancaster. X. H. 

(IX) John Chase, third child and second 
son of Judge Richard and Abigail Ann (Jose) 
Small, was born in lUixton. .Maine, Novem- 
ber 5, 1841, and at three years of age was 
taken by his parents on their removal to Guild- 
hall, X'ermont. He was educated in the com- 
mon school, Guildhall, and in Lancaster 
Academy, just across the river from his home, 
in New' Ham])shire. At seventeen years of 
age he returned to Maine and entered the 
employ of his uncle, Charles E. Jose, a whole- 
sale dealer in crockery, in i'ortland. He be- 
gan as a clerk, showed an aptitude for the 
business, performed his work well, pleased his 
emplovers and their patrons, and in 1866 was 
taken into the firm. In the twenty-two years 
which followed, he put his best efforts into 
the firm's business, and in 1888 saw it the 
leading establishment of the kind in the state. 
Withdrawing from this business, he Ijecame a 
partner with another uncle. Horatio N. Jose, 
dealer in lumber, under the firm name of 
Bartlett Lumber Company. After remaining 
there two years, he became a clerk in the em- 
ploy of Richard Briggs. of Boston, an ex- 
tensive dealer in china ware, and tliere spent 
two years. From 1890 to December 16, 1891, 
he was again engaged in the lumber business 
in Portland. ( in the last mentioned date he 
was appointed postmaster of Portland, the 
metropolis of Maine, whose postofiice is the 
most important m the state, being the deposi- 
tory of all postoffices in .Maine, northern New 
Hampshire and \'ermotit. This office he held 
until February, 1895. While postmaster, he 
was custodian of the building in which the 
United .'states courts and the postoffice are 
situated, and also had charge of the improve- 
ments on the building. Mr. Small is an ener- 
getic and practical business man, and is a 
director of the West End Land .Association, 
and one of the executors of the will of the 
late Horatio N. Jose. From 1897 to 1905 
he was special executive agent of the Mutual 
Life Insurance Company, and from 1906 to 
the present has been cashier of the Portland 
Water Company. Mr. Small, it is hardly 
necessary to state, is a Republican — one of 
that kind of men who always supports the 
principles of his party and never flinches. In 
1908 was alderman of ward 5. In religious 
sentiment he is a Unitarian. In fraternal 
circles he is prominent, and is a member of 
Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 17, Ancient 
and Free .Accepted Masons; Mount Vernon 

Chapter, Roval Arch Masons, of which he was 
high priest two vears; Portland Commandery, 
No. 2, Knights Templar, in which he filled all 
the offices, serving as commander for three 
years: and Maine Consistory, Sublime Princes 
of the Roval Secret, in which he has received 
the thirtv-second degree. He is a memtx'r of 
the Cumberland Club. He married, October 
20, 1869, iMary S. Dresser, born in Buxton, 
1850, daughter of Richard and Mary Dres- 
ser, formerly of Buxton, who removed to 
Portland in .Mrs. Small's childhood. Children: 
I. Sally B., married John .M. Kimball, who 
was superintendent of Slater's Mills, at Slat- 
ersville, Rhode Island : after the mills ceased 
to operate Mr. Kimball became the general 
agent of the Equitable Life .Assurance Com- 
pany for Eastern Massachusetts, office in Bos- 
ton : he was active and efficient, and actpiired 
a large business; he died in 1902. 2. Rich- 
ard I)., mentioned at length below. 3. Mary 
S., died young. 4. John C. Jr., resides in 
Portland, selling agent for Strawbridge & 
Clothier, of Philadelphia : member of the Cum- 
berland Club. Unitarian in religious sentiment 
and in politics Republican. 

(X) Richard Dresser, second child of John 
C. and Mary S. (Dresser) Small, was born in 
Portland. March 15, 1872. He obtained his 
primary and preparatory education in the com- 
mon and high schools of Portland, and en- 
tered Harvard I'niversity in 1890, graduating 
in 1894. The following four years he spent 
as a student at the Harvard .Medical College, 
from which he received his diploma in 1898. 
In 1898 and 1899 he was house surgeon in 
the Worcester City Hospital, and from there 
he returned to Portland, where with his ex- 
cellent preparatory training he has established 
an extensive practice. He is associate sur- 
geon of the Maine (jeneral Hospital, and in- 
structor in obstetrics and histology in tile Maine 
Medical School. He is a member of the 
Boyleston Medical Society, Boston; the Maine 
Medical Society and the .American .Medical 
Society. He is a L'nitarian in religious belief. 
and a Republican in politics. He is a menilx-r 
of the Cumberland Club. Dr. Small married, 
1901, Grace Florence Cogswell Potter, born 
in Boston, 1878, daughter of Henry Staples 
and (irace (Robbins) Potter. One son. C^arle- 
ton Potter Small, born October 31, 1902. 

Small is an abbreviation of Smal- 
SM.ALL ley, Smalle, Smalls, and Smale. 

and was originally descriptive of 
the stature of the person who first bore it. It 
has been a family that has produced strong 



men and handsome women who have made 
their mark on the stage of action. For two 
generations, father and son were country 
physicians, that noblest of professions, tliat re- 
lieves the sufferings of humanity, sympathizes 
with their misfortunes and vexations of spirit. 
The old family physician ! He knew the se- 
crets of every home and the skeletons in the 
closets, but he was mutely noncommittal about 
other people's affairs, and no breath of scan- 
dal ever escaped from his sealed lips. Ex- 
posed to the inclemency of the weather in all 
hours of the day and night, much of his work 
he did gratuitously. He had a kind word for 
everybody, and was solicitous for their wel- 
fare. He was more than a physician to the 
body, he was a comforter to the spirit, he was 
a friend, guide and counselor as well, often 
consulted in matters material. He knew every- 
body, and everybody knew him. He was pres- 
ent at the birth of every child born in town 
during the period of his active practice, and 
he attended them in their ailments, and of 
many of them it may be said lie closed their 
eyes in death. Long will live in memory the 
sweet old country physician. He was the 
friend in whom was no guile, whose bosom 
was transparent and deep ; in the bottom of 
whose heart was rooted every tender and sym- 
pathetic virtue, every kindly emotion. 

(I) The paternal ancestor of the people we 
now have in hand was John Small, who was 
in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as early as 1632 ; 
freeman in 1642, in which year he moved to 
Cape Cod; constable in 1646; surveyor in 
1649; and of the grand inquest in 1654. In 
1637 he was appointed with other "honest, 
lawful men" to lay out hay ground in Ply- 
mouth. ]\Iarried Ann Walden in 1638. He 
was living as late as 1668. He was one of 
the first settlers in Eastham, Massachusetts, 
and later lived in Truro, same state. Chil- 
dren : Samuel, Taylor, Francis, Mary, Isabel, 
Lydia and Hix. 

(Ill) Taylor, who may have been a grand- 
son of John and Ann (Walden) Small, was 
born in Truro, Massachusetts, in 1716, mar- 
ried Thankful, daughter of Thomas Ridley, 
and settled in Harpswell, Maine, in 1755. 
There was an island in the eastern part of 
Quohaug Bay named after him. His children 
were : Deborah, Thankful, Taylor, Joseph, 
David, Thomas, Samuel, Ephraim, Lvdia and 

(V) The supposition is, and there is the 
most reasonable ground for maintaining the 
belief, that Samuel Small, who was a physi- 
cian in Jay, Maine, all his life, was a grand- 

son of Taylor of Harpswell. He married 
Elizabeth Barnard, of Di.xfield, Maine. Chil- 
dren: Harrison, Samuel F., William, Mary 
Ann and Eliza. 

(VI) Samuel F., second son and child of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Barnard) Small, was 
born in Jay, Maine, in 1820. and died in 1881. 
Educated in the schools of his native town, he 
completed his schooling at the town academy, 
and taught a country school several years. He 
attended the Maine Medical College at Bow- 
doin, graduating in 1848, and began the prac- 
tice of medicine in Temple, Maine, where he 
lived the greater part of his life, and where he 
died. He was a Republican, and served as 
selectman of Temple, represented that town in 
the legislature for two terms, the last session 
being in 1878. He was a member of Maine 
Lodge, No. 20, Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons, at Farmington. Dr. Small married, 
in 1848, Rachel C. Tuck, born in Phillips, 
Maine, in 1850, and died in Farmington, Feb- 
ruary 8, 1908. Children: Elizabeth, Ella and 
William Wallace. 

(\TI) William Wallace, youngest son and 
child of Dr. Samuel F. and Rachel C. (Tuck) 
Small, was born in Temple, Maine, October 
10, 1857. Educated in the common schools 
of that town, he concluded his studies at Wil- 
ton Academy, and began business in a gen- 
eral store at Temple, in which he was en- 
gaged fourteen years. In 1895 he removed 
to Farmington and opened a general store, 
which he now operates in connection with a 
grist mill. The business is now merged in a 
stock company, called the W. W. Small Com- 
pany, of which Mr. Small is treasurer and the 
largest stockholder. Like his honored and 
respected father, he is a Republican and has 
served on the school committee of Farming- 
ton. He is a director of the First National 
Bank of Farmington, Maine. He is a mem- 
ber of Maine Lodge, No. 20, Ancient Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Farmington ; Franklin 
Royal Arch Chapter; Jeptha Council; Pilgrim 
Commandery, Knights Templar; Franklin 
Lodge, No. 58, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. Mr. Small married, in 1883, Delia, 
daughter of Henry Conant, of Temple. Chil- 
dren : I. Elizabeth E., born in Temple, 1884. 
married Benjamin J. Woodman, of West- 
brook, Maine, who is postmaster there; chil- 
dren: William Small, Clyde and Rachel. 2. 
James H., born in Temple, 1886, is a graduate 
of the high school in Farmington, and is now 
completing his studies in the academical de- 
partment of Bowdoin College. 3. Frances Jo- 
sephine, born in Farmington, 1889. 



.\ staifinciit on early Irish 
STUKGES history in a French pubhca- 
tion by .-Vbbe MacGrogliegaii 
in substance recites: That about the year 815, 
during the reign of Conor, Turgesius, a son 
of the King of Norway, landed a fleet on the 
North coast of Ireland; and again about the 
year 835, another fleet comniancled by the same 
man landed on the west side of Lough Kca, 
where he fortified himself, and after laying 
waste Connaught, Meath, Leinster and the 
greater part of Ulster, was declared king and 
ruled about thirty years. The first accurate 
records from English history is of William dc 
Turges who held a grant of land from Edward 
I, including the village of Turges, afterwards 
called Northfield, in Northampton county, 
where for many generations this family was 
located. In the si.xteenlh century some of the 
family settled at Clipston in the same county, 
and the name became Sturges. Descent is 
claimed by the .'\merican family from Roger 
Sturges, of Clipston, w^hose will was dated in 
1530, and wife .Mice, through his son Rich- 
ard, whose first son Roger had a son Robert, 
whose son Philip was of Ilannington, North- 
amptonshire, whose W'ill was made in 1613. 

(I) Edward Sturges, the .\merican ances- 
tor, was first son of this Philip of Ilanning- 
ton, and was born in England, coming to this 
country in 1634, settling first at Sandwich, 
Alassachusetts, and then going to Charlestown, 
removing thence in 1639 to Yarmouth, Cape 
Cod. He was constable at Yarmouth in 1640- 
41; member of grand inquest, 1650; surveyor 
of highways, 1651 ; admitted freeman, June 5, 
1651 ; committeeman on the affairs of the col- 
ony, 1657; constable, 1662; deputy to general 
assembly, 1672. He died at Sandwich, Octo- 
ber, 1695, ''"'^ ^^^s buried at Yarmouth. He 
left a large estate. The following record of 
children is believed to be correct: i. Alice, 
born in England, December 23, 1619. 2. 
Maria, born in England, October 2, 162 1. 3. 
Edward, born in England, .'\pril 10, 1624. 4. 
Rebecca, born in England, February 17, 1626- 
27. 5. Samuel, born in Charlestown, 1638. 
6. Thomas. 7. Mary, baptized in Barnstable, 
January 1, 1646, married Benjamin Gorhani. 
8. Elizabeth, born in Yarmouth, .April 20, 
1648. 9. Sarah, married Joseph Gorman, who 
w-as born at Yarmouth in 1653. 10. Joseph, 
died in infancy, 1650. 11. Hannah, married 
(first) a Gray and (second) Jabez Gorham, 
and moved to Bristol. Rhode Island (possibly 
also a son, John, born about 1624, who went 
to Connecticut). Elizabeth, first wife of Ed- 
ward Sturges and mother of his children, died 

February 14, 1691, and he married (second) 
.\pril, 1692, Mary, widow of Zachariah Rider, 
the first male child born in Yarmouth of Eng- 
lish parents. 

(II) Edward (2), eldest son of Edward 
( I ) and Elizabeth Sturges, was born in Eng- 
land, .April 10, 1624. He went to A^armouth 
with his father and married Temperance, 
daughter of Captain John and Desire (How- 
land) Gorham, and granddaughter of John 
I lowland and his wife. Elizabeth Tilley, 
daughter of John and Bridget (Van de \'elde) 
Tilley. The last four ancestors were "Alay- 
flower'' Pilgrims. Temperance Gorham was 
born in Marshficld, Massachusetts, May 5, 
1646. and died March 12, 1715. Edward 
Sturges died December 8, 1678. His will 
(nuncupative) recorded at Plymouth, June 3, 
1679. left one-third of his property to his 
widow and two-thirds to the children, the es- 
tate being valued at nine hundred pounds — a 
large one for those days. His w^idow mar- 
ried (second) January 16, 1679-80, Thomas 
Ba.xter and had three sons, John, Thomas and 
Shubael. Children of Edward and Temper- 
ance Sturges were: i. Joseph. 2. Samuel, 
born 1665, married Mercy Howes. 3. James, 
born 1668, married Rebecca Thatcher, died 
January 3, 1718. 4. Desire, married (first) 
Captain Thomas Dimmock and (second) John 
Thatcher. 5. Edward, born 1673. 

(III) Edward (3), fourth and youngest 
son of Edward (2) and Temperance (Gor- 
ham) Sturges, was born in A'armouth, 1673. 
Pie married, November 25, 1703, Mchitable 
Ilallelt, who died January 20, 1745. He died 
January i, 1738. Their children W'Cre : i. 
.Abigail, born October 25, 1706. 2. Temper- 
ance, October 29, 1708. 3. Edward, July 24, 
1710. 4. Jonathan, December 15, 1714. 5. 
Jerusha, F""ebruary 21, 1716. 6. Mehitable, 
February 16, 1718. 7. Benjamin. July i, 
1721. 8. Mary. March 8, 1722. 9. Mehitable, 
November 17, 1723. 

(IV) Edward (4), eldest son of Edward 
(3) and Alehitable (Hallett) Sturges, was 
born in Yarmouth, July 24, 1710. He mar- 
ried, February 3, 1730, Thankful Hedge. 
They had six children: i. Temperance, born 
June 23, 1731. 2. Elizabeth, .August 11, 
1734- 3- James, .August 23, 1735. 4. Edward, 
July 27, 1737. 5. Abigail, January 17. 1739. 
6. Samuel, December 11, 1742. 

(\') Edward (5), son of Edward (4) and 
Thankful (Hedge) Sturges, w^as born in A'ar- 
mouth, July 27, 1737. He married, in Barn- 
stable, January 28, 1767, Mary Bassett. born 
January 20. 1744. Children: i. Mar\. born 



December 12, 1767. 2. Abigail, January i, 
1770. 3. Samuel, April 15, 1772. 4. Thank- 
ful, April 12. 1775. 5. James, October 6, 
1776. 6. David, January 10, 1779, died De- 
cember 6, 1882. 7. Olive, December 13, 1780. 
8. Jonathan, November 26, 1782. 9. Lucy, 
August 5, 1786. 10. Heman, November 9, 

(VI) James, second son of Edward (5) 
and I\Iary (Bassett) Sturges, was born in 
Yarmouth, October 6, 1776, died November 5, 
1839. He married (first) Hannah Faught 
and (second) in 1813, Nancy A. Packard, 
born April 27, 1794, died September 18, 1873. 
Children by the first marriage were: i. John 
S., born October 17, 1799. 2. Samuel, June 
2, 1807. 3. Ambrose, 1809. 4. James, Alay 
7, 1810. Children by the second marriage 
were: 5. Ira Daggett, November 20, 1814. 
6. Nancy Ann, September 27, 1817. 7. Han- 
nah E., November 10, 1818. 8. Caroline ]\Ia- 
tilda, August 27, 1822. 9. Emmeline P., April 

15, 1825. 10. Harriet Angelia, April 10, 1832. 
II. Esther Kendall, December 18, 1836, died 
February, 1853. (Four daughters who died 

(VH) Samuel, second son of James and 
Hannah (Faught) Sturges, was born in \'as- 
salboro, June 2, 1807. He married, Alarch 6, 
1829, Lois Danforth, daughter of Joseph and 
Mercy (Cross) Colman, and granddaughter 
of John and Lois (Danforth) Colman, of 
Newbury. Her immigrant ancestor was To- 
bias Colman, born in Marlboro, Wiltshire, 
England, in 1602, who came to Cape Cod with 
the colonists in 1630 and settled on Nantucket. 
Tobias Colman had a son Thomas, born ]^Iarch 

16, 1672, who married Phoebe Peerson and 
had a son Benjamin, born February 6, 1720, 
who married Annie Brown, born April 2, 
1724, and had a son John, whose son Joseph 
was the father of Lois Danforth Colman. 
Lois (Colman) Sturges was born April 26, 
1800, and died in Lewiston, Maine, Septem- 
ber 5, 1883. Her husband, Samuel, died at 
Vassalboro, April 12, 1843. Their children, 
all born in \'assalboro, were: i. Alercy Ann, 
born September 6, 1830. 2. Hannah Jane, 
November 2, 1832. 3. Almon Packard, March 
6, 1835. 4. Alijert Henry, May 2, 1837. 5. 
Perley Franklin, October 31, 1839. 6. Alonzo 
Walton, June 16, 1842. 

(VIII) Alonzo \\'alton, fourth and young- 
est son of Samuel and Lois D. (Colman) 
Sturges, was born in Vassalboro, June 16, 
1842, and resided in Lewiston. He married, 
April 4, 1867, Frances Ann IMurray, of 
Greene, Maine, born August 11, 1841. She 

was the great-granddaughter of Peletiah War- 
ren, a soldier of the revolutionary army in 
Captain John Lane's company from July 29, 
to December 31, 1775; roll call dated "Cape 
Ann; residence North Yarmouth, Maine"; 
and was the granddaughter of Nathaniel War- 
ren, soldier of the war of 18 12. Peletiah War- 
ren was a cousin of General Joseph Warren, 
of Bunker Hill. Alonzo Walton Sturges was 
educated in the public schools of Augusta and 
Lewiston. :\Iaine, and the Maine State Semi- 
nary (now Bates College). He early learned 
the printer's trade, but in 1862-66 was en- 
gaged in mercantile business in Belmont and 
Boston, ^Massachusetts, Patterson and Jersey 
City, New Jersey, and in New York Citv. In 
1866, at the request of the late Congressman 
Nelson Dingley, of Maine, he resumed work 
on the Lcicistoii Journal and in 1868 became 
foreman of the paper. In 1886-87 he was a 
member of Lewiston city council and was in- 
strumental in establishing the Lewiston Mu- 
nicipal Electric Lighting Plant. He was a 
member of the Lewiston school board. 1891-97, 
and a member of the committee on Text- 
books. He was the compiler and publisher 
of the Sturges Genealogy, and was a mem- 
ber of the Mayflower Society. He died Au- 
gust 12, 1907, at Old Orchard Beach, where 
for more than twenty-five years he had spent 
his summers. He was a member, active 
worker and trustee of the Hammond Street 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of Lewiston. 
The children of Alonzo Walton and Frances 
A. Sturges were two sons: Ralph Alonzo and 
Leigh Francis. 

(IX) Ralph Alonzo, older son of Alonzo 
Walton and Frances A. (Murray) Sturges, 
was born in Lewiston, April 29, 1871. He 
was educated in the public schools of Lewiston, 
and from there went to Bates College and was 
graduated with first honors in mathematics, 
with the degree of A. B., in 1893. In 1893- 
94 he was principal of the high school at 
Winthrop, Maine, and in 1894-95 of the high 
school at East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 
He was graduated from the law school of 
Columbia L'niversity, where he was president 
of his class, in 1898; was admitted to the bar 
in June of that year and began practice in 
the office of Bowers and Sands, New York, 
after three years practicing independently. 
He is a member of the Bar Association of the 
City of New^ York ; New York County Law- 
yers' Association ; State Bar Association ; 
American Bar Association ; charter member of 
Maine Society of New York ; charter member 
of Bates Alumni Association of New York 



City; member of Columbia University Club; 
University Club; Xew York Yacht Club; Re- 
publican Club of New York City; and is also 
a Free Mason. He married, April lo. 1901, 
Edith Masur\. of New York City, daughter 
of the late John W. Masury, the pioneer paint 
manufacturer of New York. They have four 
children: Ralph Alonzo Jr.. Grace Frances, 
Edith Mary and John Masury. 

(IX) Leigh Francis, younger son of 
Alonzo Walton and Frances A. (Murray) 
Sturges. was born in Lewiston, Maine, April 
3, 1874. He was educated in the public 
schools of that place and was graduated from 
the Nichols Latin School (president of his 
class) in 1893. He entered Bowdoin College, 
but did not finish his course, leaving to enter 
upon the study of medicine at the University 
of Pennsylvania, graduating from New York 
University and Bellevue Hospital Medical Col- 
lege in 1900, with the degree of Doctor of 
Medicine. After serving as interne at St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, New York, for 
one year, he has since been engaged in the 
practice of his profession in New York City. 
He is instructor in nervous and mental dis- 
eases anil electro-therapeutics at New York 
Post Grailuate Medical School ;- visiting phy- 
sician to Post Graduate Hospital and chief of 
X-Ray Clinic; also late attending surgeon at 
St. Bartholomew's Clinic. Fie is a member 
of the New York Academy of Medicine, New 
York State Medical Society, New York 
County Medical Society, .American Medical 
.Association, Eastern Medical Society. Greater 
New York Medical Association. American 
Roentgen Ray Society and American Electro- 
Therapeutic Association. He is also a mem- 
ber of Sagamore Lodge, No. 371, F. and A. 
M.. New York City: B. P. O. E., No. 1. New 
York Citv; and m -•■"■• Societv of New York. 

I nc several families of 
CRAWFORD Crawfords who. early in 
the eighteentii century, set- 
tled in New Hampshire were of Scotch origin, 
and were descendants of very ancient ances- 
tiirs. The surname Crawford originally was 
derived from the barony of Crawford, in 
Lanarkshire, which had long been held by 
feudal lonls who eventually took their title 
from it. The first person bearing this sur- 
name of whom there is any account in the 
public reccnis was Johannes <le Crawford, who 
is frequeiitlv mentioned in the Registry of 
Kelso, about 1140, and from him has been 
traced a long line of descendants in England 
and Ireland, as well as in Scotland. During 

the reign of Alexander H, Sir Reginald de 
Craufurd was appointed heritable sheriff of 
the shire of Ayr (.Ayrshire). His family ap- 
pears to have been closely associated with the 
history of Scotland down to Alexander, son of 
Sir Malcolm and Margaret (Cunningham) 
Crauford, who was a seafaring man and owner 
of the ship in which he sailed. About 1612 
he went to Ireland, and there his descendants 
became numerous. It is im]X)ssible to trace 
the course of the family in that country, but 
it is reasonable to assume that most of the 
persons of the surname in the region were 
his descendants. 

(I) George Crawford, immigrant, was born 
in Leitrim, in the north of Ireland, in 1787, 
of Scotch ancestors, and came to America 
probably about the time of the second war 
with the mother country. He lived for a time 
in liethel, Maine, and his name appears there 
in December, 181 5, as one of the petitioners 
to the governor and council of Massachusetts, 
praying "that they, together with such others 
as may lawfully join within the bounds of the 
first regiment of the second brigade, be or- 
ganized into a company of artillery and au- 
thorized to elect their ofificers and fill up the 
company." In 1818 he bought an acre of land 
in the center of the town of Bethel, paying 
therefor the small sum of sixty-five dollars. 
He removed to Durham, however, before 
1820. Mr. Crawford was a man of middle 
age when he united with the Methodist Epis- 
copal church in Durham, "and his devout con- 
versation attested the thorough transti>rtnation 
of his character." Fie was a well-informed 
man and had a remarkable family, four of his 
sons having become clergymen of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church. His first wife, Eliza 
Ann Lyttle, was born in Sligo, Ireland, in 
1790, and died in Durham, December 11, 
1856. He married (second) December 6, 
i8<x), Catherine Newell. Children: i. Ann, 
married, March 22, 1837, Isaac Graves, of 
Topsham. 2. James, died in infancy. 3. John, 
married, September 4, 1842, Sarah A. Bon- 
ney, of Durham, and lived in Brunswick, 
Maine. 4. Thomas, married, December 18, 
1842, Thankful D. Johnson, and died July 25, 
1852, aged thirty-four years, seven months. 
5. Rev. George C., died Sejitcmber 25, 1878, 
aged fifty-ciglit years: married (first) I'"ebru- 
ary 15, 1848, Mercy II. Booker, and (second) 
Mrs. Julia A. (Varney) Coombs, who died 
April 2, 1888. 6. Rev.' William Henry, men- 
tioned below. 7. Lemuel, lost at sea. 8. David 
F., died September 14, 1854, aged twenty- 
eight years; was studying for the ministry 



and preached occasionally. g. Rev. James 
Barbour, died ]\Iarch 31, 1869; married, June 
2, 1855, Harriet A. Woodside. 

(II) Rev. William Henry Crawford, son of 
George and Eliza Ann (Lyttle) Crawford, was 
born in Pownal, Maine, October 4, 182 1, and 
was reared in Durham. After a thorough ele- 
mentary education he studied for the minis- 
try, and was admitted to the Maine confer- 
ence of the Methodist Episcopal church. He 
afterward served on several important charges 
in the eastern part of the state until 1870, 
when he was superannuated. '"He was a very 
godly, useful and beloved pastor and preach- 
er." He died February 18, 1889. He mar- 
ried, July 7, 1848, Julia \. Whittier, born in 
Athens, Maine, October 19, 1825, daughter of 
Artemas N. Whittier (see Whittier VH). 
Children: i. George Artemas, born April 29, 
1849. 2. Carrie C, Wiscasset, Maine, July 
20, 1853, lives in Camden, Maine. 3. Melzer 
Thomas, Waldoboro, Maine, April 24, 1858; 
married Mary Howard, and had Donald, born 
April 27, 1899. 4. William IMorrison, Hamp- 
den, Maine, February 15, 1865, now pastor of 
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Spring- 
field, Massachusetts. 

(III) George Artemas, eldest son of Rev. 
William Henry and Julia A. (Whittier) Craw- 
ford, was born April 29, 1849, ^"^ Calais, 
Maine, and received his early education at the 
public schools and the E. M. C. Seminary at 
Bucksport, Maine ; he graduated from Boston 
University in 1878, with degrees of A. B., and 
later A. AI. and Ph. D., and in i8go received 
the honorary degree of D. D. from the New 
Orleans University. He served for a short 
time in the civil war, though very young, and 
May 10, 1870, received commission of chap- 
lain in the United States navy, being retiretl 
March 2, 1890. on account of the disability 
incurred in line of duty. During this time he 
served in the West Indies on the "Severn" 
and "Worcester," in the East Indies on the 
"Richmond." also at the navy yard at Charles- 
town, iMassachusetts, and on the receiving 
ship "Wabash." Much of this time he was in 
active service, and at the time of the Spanish- 
American war he re-entered service for a 
time. Rev. George O. Crawford has also 
spent many years of useful work as pastor of 
various churches, his charges having been : St. 
Johns Methodist Episcopal Church, Temple 
Street, Broomfield Street Church, all in Bos- 
ton ; Methodist Episcopal churches in Pittston 
and Waterville, Alaine ; also at South Law- 
rence and Woburn, Massachusetts. He is an 
earnest and gifted speaker, and his wide e.x- 

periuice and many years of travel have been 
of great value in his chosen field of labor. He 
has a large circle of friends and fs a man of 
pleasing and genial disposition. He takes an 
uiterest in the affairs of his day.' and is treas- 
urer of the National Automatic Heater Com- 
pany. He belongs to the following clubs and 
societies : Grand Army of the Republic, Post 
No. 161, at Woburn, Massachusetts; lioston- 
ian Society ; Sons of the American Revolution ; 
Society of Colonial Wars; Naval and Mili- 
tary Order of Spanish-American War, and he 
is a Royal Arch Alason. He is prominent in 
Beta Theta Pi, one of the largest and most 
influential college fraternities in the United 
States. Rev. George A. Crawford married 
(first) September 3, 1872, Mary E.. daughter 
of John M. Patten, of Waldoboro, Maine; 
by this marriage three children were born. He 
married (second) May 21, 1904, Clara L. 
Loveland. His children are: i. Howard Tri- 
bou, born June 16, 1874, in Gardiner, Alaine; 
married Nell Tallant Cutler and has a son, 
Howard Tribou Jr., born April 30, 1908. 2. 
Kendrick Patten, November 27, 1875, in Chel- 
sea, Massachusetts; married (first) Susan 
Young, and had one daughter. Evelvn L., born 
May I, 1898. and died January 2, 1905; mar- 
ried (second) Hattie W. Muirhead. 3. Tru- 
man Kimpton, June 13, 1878, in Charlestown, 

In the maternal line, George A. Crawford is 
descended from Thomas Whittier, the immi- 
grant (q. v.), through Nathaniel (II), Reuben 
(HI), Nathaniel (IV), and 

(I\') Joseph, fifth son of Reuben and De- 
borah (Pillsbury) Whittier, was born May 2, 
1721, at Salisbury, ^Massachusetts ; he mar- 
ried, January 13, 1743, Martha, daughter of 
Hon. John Evans, of Nottingham. New 
Hampshire, and they lived in Salisbury, .Mas- 
sachusetts. Their children were : Deborah, 
born September 4, 1744; Dorothy, November 
30, 1745; Sarah, September 18, 1747; John, 
June 19, 1749; Reuben, September 19, 1751 ; 
Chase, October 6, 1753; and Joseph. 

(V) Joseph (2), fourth and youngest son 
of Joseph (i) and Martha (Evans) Whittier, 
was born October 31, 1755, at Salisbury, Mas- 
sachusetts, and died May 18, 1833, at Solon, 
Maine. He removed with his brothers to War- 
ren, New Hampshire, though he remained 
there but a short time. He enlisted in the 
revolution as private in Colonel Gilman's regi- 
ment, September, 1777, and was also on the 
payroll of Captain Porter Kimball's company, 
in the regiment of Colonel Stephen Evan?, 
that marched from the state of New Hanip- 


M.i.L a.,.; joined the northern continental army 
at Saratoga in September, 1777, discharged 
November 30. time two months and sixteen 
days. His name appears on ilie payroll 
of'Captain Joseph Parson's company, Colonel 
Moses Xic'hors regiment, New Hampshire 
N'oUmteers, Rhode Island Expedition, in Au- 
gust, 1778, entered August 5. discharged Au- 
gust 27. He afterward married, March 7, 
1778. Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Lydia 
(Eastman) Chandler, of Epping, New Hamp- 
shire, sister of General John Chandler, and 
they settled in Epping, where the five eldest of 
his' nine children were born, and then they 
removed to Solon. Maine. Their children 
were: John, born April 24, 1779, married 
Abigail Titus; Enoch, November 12, 1780; 
Joseph. October 13, 1782; Nathaniel. Novem- 
ber 17, 178O; Lydia Claramond, August 18, 
1784: Jemima; Martha; Artemas N. and 

(\I) Artemas N., fifth and youngest son 
of Joseph (2) and Lydia (Chandler) Whit- 
1820, Alice Cass, daughter of Captain Moses 
and Mary (Page) Cass. Children: Sarah, 
tier, was born June 4, 1795, at Haverhill, New 
Hampshire, and died in Cornville, Maine, 
June 20, 1876. He lived most of his life 
at Cornville, Maine. He married, June 2, 
Moses, a son Francis, died young, Julia A., 
Lewis Cass, McKcndree, Ploma M., married 
(second) March 15, 1865, Sophia Fox. 

(\'H) Julia A., second daughter of Arte- 
mas N. and Alice (Cass) W'hittier, was born 
October 19. 1825, at Athens, Maine; she mar- 
ried. July 7, 1848, William Henry Crawford. 
(See Crawford H.) 

In the early English and New 
OAKES England records the surname 

now almost universally written 
Oakes is found written Oak. and Oaks, as 
well as Oakes. but however the name appears 
in New England it has reference to some 
descendant of Nathaniel Oak, whom tradition 
says came from Wales to America as a cabin 
boy on an English ship which foundered nine 
miles oflf the New England coast, and he 
alone of the entire crew was saved, by swim- 
ming ashore. Notwithstanding the fact that 
he may have come from Wales it is under- 
stood that Nathaniel Oak was a descendant of 
stood that he was a descendant of English 

(I) Nathaniel Oak, born about 1645, was a 
boy of about fifteen years when he came in the 
ship which was wrecked off the coast of New 
England, between 1660 and 1665. While strug- 

gling against the waters in his heroic and suc- 
cessful attempt to swim ashore from the foun- 
dered ship young Oak "solemnly promised the 
Lord if He would preserve him to get to land 
he would never go onto the water again." This 
promise he sacredly kept, for never afterward 
could he be persuaded even to cross Charles 
river in a boat, but always would go around 
by way of "the neck." It is said that after 
safely reaching the land young Oak was 
bound out to a farmer to earn the means of 
his support, and that on one occasion, while 
picking up pine knots for his master in the 
forest, he was attacked by a catamount (wild- 
cat), and that he slew the animal with a heavy 
pine knot which he happened to hold in his 
hand when attacked. The master gave the lad 
the bounty money received for the hide of 
the wildcat, and this he invested in sheep, 
which he let out for their increase, and thus 
was laid the foundation of his own subsequent 
fortune ; for ultimately he became possessed of 
a fortune, and his name is mentioned in the 
records sometimes as yeoman, and planter and 
also as gentleman, the latter indicating some- 
thing of the standing he attained among the 
townsmen and the success which was the re- 
ward of his industry and thrift. He served 
as a soldier of the early colonial wars, and 
after King Philip's war he was one of the 
garrison in 1692 and again in 1707. He mar- 
ried (first) December 14, 1686, Mehitable, 
daughter of John and Ann Rediat. She was 
born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1646, and 
died November 25, 1702. lie married (sec- 
ond) May 20, 1703, Mary, daughter of Adam 
and Hannah (Hay ward) Hallo way, and 
widow of Jacob Farrar, who was killed in 
King Philip's war, 1676. Nathaniel Oak had 
eight children: i. Nathaniel, born June 7, 
1704. 2. William, February 18, 1706, died 
1723. 3. Hannah, December 27, 1707, died 
March 23, 1807. 4. Mary, March 31, 1710, 
died April 4, 1805. 5. Ann, September 9, 
1712. 6. John, March 16, 1715, died 1752. 
7. Jonathan, August 21, 1717. 8. George, 
February 15, 1720, died after 1777. 

(II) Captain Jonathan Oaks, son of Na- 
thaniel and Mary (Holloway) Oak, was born 
in IMarlborough, Massachusetts, August 21, 
1717, and died in Skowhegan, Alaine, in 1784. 
He was a housesmith and farmer and lived in 
Westboro, Massachusetts, until about 1741. 
He was living in Bolton, Massachusetts, in 
1744, and in Stow, Massachusetts, from 1745 
to 1749. He held various town offices, such as 
trial juror, constable, tithingman, surveyor of 
highways, tax collector, and was called cap- 



tain. The tradition is that he was a soldier 
of the French and Indian wars, that he served 
under Wolf at Quebec, and that he made the 
coffin in which that soldier hero was buried. 
About 1750 he bought a valuable farm on 
Bare hill in the town of Harvard, Massachu- 
setts, built a mansion house, and lived there 
until 1771, when be sold his lands in Massa- 
chusetts and secured by grant a large tract of 
land in Canaan, Maine, where he settled with 
his family in 1772. The city of Skowhegan 
is built up partly on land originally owned by 
Captain Jonathan Oaks. He married (first) 
about 1740 Rebecca, datighter of Robert and 
Rebecca (Osgood) Barnard. She was born 
about 1725-27, and died before 1748. He 
married (second) January 2, 1749 (inten- 
tions), Elizabeth, (laughter of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Wheeler. She w^as born February 

15, 1727, and died November 23, 1750. He 
married (third) about 1751, Sarah Wheeler, 
sister of his second wife. She was born Au- 
gust 23, 1733, and died May 22, 1761. He 
married (fourth) April 23-6, 1762, Abigail, 
daughter of John and Abigail (Whitney) 
Rand. She was born November 14, 1736, 
and died in 1813. Captain Jonathan Oaks 
had in all sixteen children: i. Mary, born 
July 16, 1741, died September 13, 1794. 2. 
Lydia, born June 6, 1743, died 1802. 3. Eliza- 
beth, baptized November 25, 1751. 4. Sarah, 
born January 12, 1752. 5. Jonathan, born 
about 1754. 6. Rebecca, born about 1756. 7. 
John, born October 22, 1757-58, died in 1844; 
soldier of the revolution and served four en- 
listments. 8. Daniel, born about 1760-61 ; sol- 
dier of the revolution from 1777 to 1781. 9. 
Lois, baptized October 2^, 1763. 10. Levi, 
baptized October 23, 1763, died 1831. 11. 
Millie, baptized September 11, 1768, died 
1783. 12. Solomon, born May 9, 1769, died 
Parkman, Maine, January 24, 1857. I3- Sy- 
bil, baptized November 19, 1769, died about 
1845. 14- Abel, born April 10, 1771. 15. 
Elder William, born June 4, 1774, died 1851. 

16. Lucy, born December, 1776, died Decem- 
ber 2/, 1852. 

(Ill) Abel Oaks, son of Captain Jonathan 
and Abigail (Rand) Oaks, was born in Har- 
vard, Massachusetts, September 10, 1771, and 
died in Sangerville, Alaine, December 21, 
1856. He was an infant when his father re- 
moved to Maine, and in his business life was 
a farmer in Sangerville, where he settled 
about 1806-07. ^^^ married, at Canaan, 
Maine, November 23, 1792, Betsey Hamlin, 
born Gorham, Maine, May 22, 1770, died April 
9, 1850. They had twelve children: i. Lucy, 

born Canaan, March 28, 1793. 2. Simeon, born 
Sangerville, December 21, 1794. 3. Stephen, 
born February 28, 1797, died May 29, 1S74. 4! 
Abel, born March 22, 1798, died' February 12, 
1858. 5. James, born March 24, 1800, died 
in Fo.xcroft, Alaine. 6. Samuel, born Novem- 
ber 27, 1801, died December 24, i884.' 7- 
Eliza, bom August 10, 1803, died October 31, 
1854. 8. William, born May 18, 1804-06. 9. 
Ebenezer Gardner, born October 16, 1808, 
died July 26. 1882. 10. Rev. John Ames! 
born Sangerville, June 28, 1809, died .August 
26, 1886. II. Lovina, born lulv, 1812, died 
March 16, 1873. 12. Daniel, born Julv,'i8i5, 
drowned in 1836. 

(IV) Colonel William Oakes, son of Abel 
and Betsey (Hamlin) Oaks, was born in 
Canaan, Maine, May 18, 1804, or 1806, and 
died February 28, 1888. He was a man of 
much prominence and influence, a Mason of 
high standing in the order, and a colonel of 
the state militia. He went to California and 
was one of the pioneers of the far west, al- 
though he did not live permanently in that 
region. In 1829 he married Sarah Partridge, 
who died April i, 1852, having borne her hus- 
band five children : Emily, Abigail, Florence, 
Drucilla, who married Isaac Fairbrother (see 
Fairbrother ), and Corvdon. 

This surname is found among 
ROUNDS the descriptive ones, Bigge, 
Small, Little, Heigh, Haupt, 
Strong, Low, etc., and in England it is usu- 
ally spelled without the final s. A Robert 
Rounds is recortled in the calendar proceed- 
ings in chancery (time of Elizabeth), and the 
Round family were located in Kent and Ox- 
ford counties, England. Savage gives the 
name of early date as Roundy, Rounday and 
Roundee. He records a "Samuel Roundy of 
Salem, Mass., married November, 1671, Ann 
Bush and died 1678 (as the inventory of his 
estate was made that year)," and adds, "per- 
haps Mark Round, one of the soldiers, etc., 
was his son," but this statement is erroneous, 
as Mark was engaged in King Philip's war, 
1675, but four years after the marriage of 

(I) Mark Rounds, the immigrant ancestor 
(as far as known), was probably born in 
England. He was a gunsmith, and is first 
on record as one of those who marched from 
Sudbury, Massachusetts, in King Philip's war, 
February 15, 1675, to Marlboro. In 1681 he is 
credited under Captain James Oliver, and his 
name appears in the list of soldiers in garri- 
son at Fort Mary, February, 1699, and also 



"among the wounded of Capi. Oliver's com- 
panv that arc at Rhode Island. December. 19, 
1675." Mark Rounds was located at Fal- 
mouth (I'uriland). Maine. July 20. 171O. His 
will, dated 1720, proved 1729. shows that he 
left a widow Sarah, and had three sons: Jo- 
seph, George and Samuel. 

(II) Samuel, youngest son of Mark and 
Sarah Rounds, was born in Falmouth, per- 
haps in 1 717. and settled in Narragansett 
township No. i (now Buxton), Maine, in 
1740, in the near vicinity of Gorham. He was 
in the Penobscot expedition under Captain 
Alexander McClennan. of Colonel Jonathan 
Whitney's regiment, in 1779. The name of his 
wife is not recorded. Their children were: 
Samuel (2), married Dorcas Edwards, lived 
at Buxton: Theodora, lived at Shapleigh, 
Maine; Joseph; Jonathan, married John Mc- 
Donald, of Buxton. 

(III) Joseph, son of Samuel Rounds, was 
probably born in Buxton and resided in that 
town on "the Gore" near Gorham, where he 
died. He was a soldier of the revolution in 
Colonel Phinney's regiment, and was present 
at the surrender of Burgoyne. In May, 1775, 
he marched with the regiment to Cambridge 
and went thence to Ticonderoga. When the 
British troops evacuated Boston the next year, 
his regiment was the first to enter the town. 
He married Sarah Gerry, of York, Maine. 
Children : Joseph, Mark, Lemuel, James, Bet- 
sey and Polly. The names of Mark and Lem- 
uel Rounds also appear in the list of those 
who rendered revolutionary service. 

(IV) Joseph (2), eldest son of Joseph (i) 
and Sarah (Gerry) Rounds, was born in Bux- 
ton, and married, November 5, 1778, Susan 
(or Susanna), daughter of James and Abi- 
gail (Frost) Mosier, of Gorham. who was 
born June 17, 1789. She was granddaughter 
of David Mosier, of Fisher Island and Gor- 
ham, and great-granddaughter of James, the 
grandson of Hugh Mosier. James came from 
Scotland in 1730 and settled in New London, 
Connecticut, and Newport, Rhode Island. Jo- 
seph and Susan had twelve children : i. Betsy, 
born 1779. married Elihu Gunnison. 2. Sam- 
uel, born May (t. 1781, married, I'ebruary 23, 
1806, Mehitable Libby. 3. Benjamin, born 
1783, married Polly Fisher. 4. .Abigail, born 
1785. married Daniel Irish. 5. Susan, born 
May 10, 1788, married Isaac Libby. 6. Gerry, 
born March 26, 1790, married Mary Gage. 7. 
Isaac, born 1792, died F'ebruary 6, 1856. 8. 
George, born 1795, married Rebecca Prentice 
and died at Bridglon, Maine, October 24, 1839. 
g. Catherine, born 1797, married Joseph Dow. 

10. Nathan or Nathaniel, born I'ebruary 18. 
1799, married Betsey Brown. 11. Harriet, 
born 1802. died November 19, 1839. 12. Jo- 
seph, born 1805, married, April, 1833, Elsie 

(\") Nathan (or Nathaniel), sixth son of 
Joseph (2) and Susan (Mosier) Rounds, was 
born February 18. 1799, in Buxton, and settled 
in Waterford. Maine, in 1816, residing in the 
lower village, where he died August 5, 1868. 
He was a skilled blacksmith, held the rank of 
captain in the local militia, was prominent in 
church affairs and filled numerous town offices. 
He married, in 1822, Betsey Brown, daughter 
of William and Betsey (Wheeler) Brown, 
probably of Stow, Massachusetts. The latter 
was born in 1765, and saw the soldiers march 
to and from Bunker Hill. William Brown 
was a son of Jabez Brown, a lieutenant in the 
F'rench and Indian war and an adjutant in the 
revolutionary war. He served the town of 
Waterford in Maine, and his sons settled there 
about 1783. A grandson of Jabez Brown, 
Charles E., is widely known in literature as 
.■\rtemus Ward. Betsey (Brown) Rounds 
was born in 1803 in Waterford and died in 
1882 in I'-armington. Their children were: i. 
Jane, born 1822, married Calvin M. Follett. 
2. Edwin, 1827, married Maria Jordan. 3. 
Cyrus. 1829, died 1833. 4. Charles C, 1831, 
see forward. 5. Harriett, 1834. died young. 
6. Harriett FI.. 1835. 7. Rowena, 1839. ^■ 
Christina, 1842. 

(\'I) Charles Collins, third son of Nathan, 
or Nathaniel, and Betsey (Brown) Rounds, 
was born August 15, 1831, in South Water- 
ford, and passed his early boyhood in that 
town. He attended a district school and pre- 
pared for college at a Maine academy. When 
a young man he learned the printer's trade in 
Portland. .Xn incident of this experience 
shows his habit of mind. Smyth's Algebra 
was being printed in the establishment where 
he was setting type and it was his custom to 
carry home at night the proof sheets and work 
out the problems for himself. In this way he 
detected several errors in the book which were 
corrected by the author at his suggestion. He 
subsequently entered Dartmouth College and 
was graduated from its scientific department 
in 1837. I'rom that time until his death his 
life was devoted to educational work. F'or 
two years he was principal of the South Paris, 
Maine, Academy, and thence went to Cleve- 
land, Ohio, where he was principal of a public 
school for six years. During the summer of 
1864, w'hile a resident of Cleveland, he en- 
gaged actively in the work of the Christian 



Commission among the Union soldiers in Vir- 
ginia. Returning to Maine, lie became princi- 
pal of the Edward Little Institute in Auburn, 
and in 1868 was made principal of the State 
Normal School at Farmington, where he re- 
mained until 1883. He resigned this position 
to accept the principalship of the State Nor- 
mal School at Plymouth, New Hampshire. 
After thirteen years in this work he resigned 
to spend some time abroad, and on returning 
devoted himself to lecturing and institute 
work. Dr. Rounds held the degrees of B. 
S. and M. S. from Dartmouth, and his scholar- 
ship and eminent services in educational work 
in Maine brought to him the honorary de- 
grees of A. M. from Bowdoin and Colby and 
of Ph. D. from Bates College. His work in 
the Farmington State Normal School con- 
tributed much to the educational development 
of the state. He came to the school when it 
was just in the experimental stage and while 
the opposition of conservatism and prejudice 
was still strong. He undertook the work with 
a mind clear and critical, with the training of 
one of the best scientific schools of New Eng- 
land, with great energy of mind and body, 
with intense love for his profession, and with 
a profound knowledge of the needs of the 
common schools, gained by eleven years' ex- 
perience as a teacher in this and other states. 
The school was without apparatus, or a library 
that deserved the name, and the buildings were 
entirely inadequate. He established in 1869 
one of the first primary training schools in 
the country, improved the buildings, secured 
a library and equipment, and for fifteen years 
gave the best there was in him to the upbuild- 
ing of the school and the creation of right 
professional standards in the state. In the 
Normal School at Plymouth, New Hampshire, 
he did equally important and lasting work. 
He was a student in the old meaning of that 
term, and a scholar in the best sense of the 
word. He loved nature, and was at home in 
literature, appreciated art, and v^^as one of the 
closest observers of life as seen in New Eng- 
land, the Great West, the New South and 
modern Europe. His knowledge of social, in- 
dustrial, political and educational conditions 
made him an exceptionally intelligent and 
safe investigator and adviser, and enabled him 
to contribute much toward the solution of the 
most difficult educational problems. In all 
his work the truth interested him more than 
the vindication of pet theories. What was, 
what is, what should be, were questions that 
he strove to answer in a way that would be 
useful to the individual and to the state. He 

occupied many positions indicating the esteem 
in which he was held by the profession in this 
country. He was president of the Maine 
Teachers' Association, a life member of the 
National Educational Association ; was twice 
president of the New England Normal Asso- 
ciation : twice president of the normal depart- 
ment of the National Educational Association ; 
was state commissioner from New Hampshire 
to the Paris Exposition of 1889; was presi- 
dent of the National Council of Education in 
1895, being a charter member of that council 
and a member of the committee of twelve on 
rural schools. His counsel was sought in 
questions involving the most difficult educa- 
tional problems during a period of thirty 
years. It has been said of him by the pro- 
fession "he was one of the noblest and most 
useful school men that Maine has trained and 
given to the world.'' He died at his home in 
Farmington, November 8, igoi. He was a 
Congregationalist in religion and in political 
matters was a Republican. He married, 
Alarch 6, 1858, at South Paris, Maine, Kate 
Nixon, daughter of Thomas Nixon and ]\Iar- 
tha Hanson (Clarke) Stowell, of that village. 
She was born December 12, 1836, and sur- 
vives her husband and now resides in New 
York City with two of her children. On the 
maternal side she is a granddaughter of Peter 
Hanson and Rhoda (Richards) Clarke, of 
Durham, New Hampshire, and great-grand- 
daughter of Samuel Clarke, whose wife was 
also a Hanson. The children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Rounds are: i. Agnes lola, born August 15, 
i860, married, in 1888, Edwin Scott Mat- 
thews ; resides in New York, and has a son 
Harold Nixon, born April 17, 1891. 2. Ar- 
thur Charles, mentioned below. 3. Ralph Sto- 
well, mentioned below. 4. Katherine Eliza- 
beth, May 22, 1868. 

(VII) Arthur Charles, elder son of Charles 
Collins and Kate N. (Stowell) Rounds, was 
born December 28, 1862, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
He attended the Hallowell Classical Academy, 
Maine; the Maine Normal School at Farm- 
ington : Amherst College and Harvard Law 
School. He was graduated from Amherst in 
1887, completed his law course in 1890, and 
at once began the practice of his profeswon 
in New York City. For a time he was also a 
professor in the New York University Law 
School. He is now in active practice as a 
member of the firm of Rounds & Schurman, at 
96 Broadway, New York City. He is a mem- 
ber of the Chi Psi and Phi Delta Phi fra- 
ternities of the university, and other clubs. 
In politics he is a Republican. 



(\TI) Ralph Stowcll. younger son of 
Charles CoUins and Kate N. (Stowcll) 
Rounds, was born September 3, 1864, in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and pursued his early edu- 
cation in llic same schools as his elder brother, 
graduating from Amherst College in the same 
year. He was graduated from the Columbia 
Law School <if New York in 1891, and is now 
engaged in practice in that city, as a memljer 
of the law firm of Rounds, Hatch. Dillingham 
& Debevoise. He has been a professor in the 
New York I'niversity l^w School. He mar- 
ried. June I. 1905, Mary Ricks, a native of 
Cleveland, Oliio, daughter of Judge Augustus 
Ricks of that city. Their children are : Ralph 
Stowell. born June 9, 1906, and Kmma Ricks, 
July 10. lyoS. 

This is an ancient name in that 
ROUNDS part of Maine which borders 
Casco Bay and the ocean west- 
ward. "Mark Rounds was in Falmouth 
(Portland). .Maine. July 20, 1716. He made 
his will in 1720, which was proved in 1729. 
He left three sons, Joseph, George and Sam- 
uel." From this Mark Rounds have de- 
scended (hose of the name of Rounds in the 
following sketch, and many others. 

(I) John, son of William Rounds, was born 
in Buxton, May 8, 1787, and died in Poland, 
September 20, 1865. He was a cooper, and 
spent the principal part of his life in Poland. 
He married. October 27, 1811, in Sanford, 
Dorcas Low, who was born in Sanford, Alay 
21, 1787. and died in Portland. January 22, 
1880. Children: i. Mary ^L, born in Bald- 
win. October 14, 1812. died unmarried in Ox- 
ford, .\ugust 21, 1833. 2. Betsey, Baldwin, 
August 15, 1814. died unmarried in Buck- 
field. December 14, 1838. 3. Abigail, Baldw-in, 
October 15. 1816. died in Buckfield, Novem- 
ber 6, 1837. 4. Ephraim, Buckfield, July 16, 
1818. died in Auburn. November 7, 1857; 
married, in Minot, June 9, 1839, Johanna 
Noyes, by whom he had nine children : Ru- 
fus, X'irgie. .-\bby. Diana. Harrison. Dana, 
Fontaine, Bcrlba and Alvacc. 5. James L.. 
Buckfield, July i, 1820, died in Portland, June 
5, 1898; married, June 6, 1847, Sylvia Ben- 
nett, born in Harrison, December 15, 1825, 
by whom he had Jennie S.. who married 
Charles Henry Bain. (See Bain.) 6. John, 
Buckfield. March 30, 1822, died in Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota. March 29. 1888; married, in 
Fayette, January 4. 1853. Marcia Chase, and 
they had two children : Melleti Woodman and 
Lincoln. 7. Greenleaf, Buckfield. .^pril 22, 1824, 
died July 22, 1908; married, in Lincoln, June 

10. 1848, Miranda Matthews, by whom he had 
two children: Charles (died young) and 
Charles Wesley. 8. Dorcas. Buckfield, March 
17, 1826, died October 15, 1908; married, in 
Poland, August 4, 1844, Major B. Bourne. 
They had one child, Sylvanus, who married 
Georgiana Stillson, and had two daughters, 
one of whom is Ella .\ugusta, married C. E. 
B. King, and has one child, Sylvanus Bourne 
King. 9. Sarah Maria, Buckfield, April 19, 
1828, died in Poland, January 6, 185 1 ; mar- 
ried, in Poland, May 6, 1849, Sylvanus Bourne. 
10. David, mentioned below. 11. Mary L., 
Oxford, October 20, 1833, died unmarried in 
Poland, April 17, 1855. 

(H) David, fifth son of John and Dor- 
cas (Low) Rounds, was born in BuckfieKi. 
.May 31, 1830, and died in Portland, January 
I J, 1897. He was engaged in cooperage in 
Poland until 1868, when he removed to Port- 
land, where he lived many years, during w hich 
time he carried on coopering for twenty years. 
He was elected to the office of sealer of 
weights and measures of city of Portland, and 
died while in that ])osition. 

He married, in Poland, September 29, 185 1. 
Beulah A. Ray, who was born in Auburn. 
February 19. 1834, daughter of Samuel and 
Caroline Ridley Ray, and granddaughter of 
William and Prudence (Hatch) Ray. Will- 
iam and Prudence (Hatch) Ray had four 
children : Samuel, Jonathan, William and 
Thomas. Samuel and Caroline (Ridley) Ray 
had five children: i. James R., born in Au- 
burn. January 4, 1830, died August, 1874; 
married Cordelia ■NL F'ernald, and had by her 
three children: Annie (died young), Ada and 
Fred. 2. Beulah A., mentioned above. 3. 
Mary C, Brunswick. November, 1837, died 
August 3, 1876: married (first) Almon Brown, 
who died, and she married (second) John 
Bishop and had tw-o children, John and Clara. 
4. Samuel, Auburn, May, 1839, died Septem- 
ber, 1906; married (first) Martha Scoficld 
and (second) Sarah Cheetham, and had one 
child, Carrie, who married AL G. Small, and 
had a son Ray M. 5. William A., Auburn, 
April 17. 1844, died August 4, 1903; married 
Jane Perkins, by w'hom he had Lualma, who 
married Frank jilitchell and had two children. 
Hazel and Ray; and William A., who mar- 
ried Winnie Whitem, and has one child Theda. 
David and Beulah A. (Ray) Rounds had 
seven children: i. F'rank A., born March 27, 
1853, died March 13, 1854. 2. Edgar E., 
mentioned below. 3. Mary, February 16. 
1857, tlied January 1, 1859. 4. Charles A., 
February 12, i860, married Alice Callahan, 



and had one child Hazel. 5. David B., Octo- 
ber 19, 1861, married Mary Pettengill, and 
had one child Elizabeth A. 6. John S., May 
4, 1867, died September, 1867. 7. William 
A., April 2. 1869, died June, 1870. 

(Ill) Edgar Elphonso, second son of David 
and Beulah A. (Ray) Rounds, was born at 
Minot Corner, February 19, 1855. He at- 
tended school at the brick school house in 
Minot during that part of his life when he 
was of school age until 1866, when he went 
with his parents to Lewiston. There he at- 
tended the grammar school on Oak street un- 
til he entered the New Grammar school on 
Ash street. He then worked in mills sum- 
mers and attended school the remainder of the 
year until he completed the course and grad- 
uated in 1870 from the grammar school. His 
diploma bears the signature of United States 
Senators Nelson Dingley and William P. 
Frye. In 1871 he accompanied his father on 
his removal to Portland and assisted for a 
time in the cooper shop. For a few months 
previous to May, 1872, he worked at the 
slater's trade with Major Bourne, and then 
entered the employ of the Maine Central rail- 
road. After a service of two years there he 
went to the Grand Trunk, wdiere he was simi- 
larly employed for a like time. Then return- 
ing to the Maine Central, he was employed 
for a year, and in 1878 became night yard 
master of the Eastern road, and held that po- 
sition twenty years. In 1897 he built a cot- 
tage on Great Diamond Island and began to 
study the development of island property. Two 
years later he bored a well two hundred and 
three feet deep on Peak's Island to get water 
to supply the inhabitants there and thus 
started the Peak's Island Water Company, of 
which he is the sole owner. The first year he 
had forty-three patrons, the second year ninety- 
three, the third one hundred and fifty-two, the 
fourth one hundred and ninety-three, the fifth 
two hundred and thirty, the sixth two hun- 
dred and fifty-six, the seventh three hundred 
and eleven, the eighth three hundred and fifty- 
two. In 1898 he initiated a steamboat line 
between Peak's Island and the mainland, with 
a five cent fare, which is still maintained. Mr. 
Rounds is a Republicart and has had some e.x- 
perience in politics. In 1890-gi he was a 
member of the city council of Portland ; over- 
seer of the poor in 1894-95-96; in 1892 was a 
candidate for alderman, but did not receive 
the nomination: in 1893 was nominated but 
not elected ; in 1897 was elected alderman for 
the term of two years; in 1898 was nominated 
for representative, but withdrew ; in 1908 was 

nominated again to the same office and elected ; 
he was a member of the Republican executive 
committee of Portland for nine years, and 
was chairman of ward committee of his ward 
for seven or eight years. He is not connected 
with any church, secret society or club. Ed- 
gar E. Rounds married, in Portland, Novem- 
ber 6, 1877, Emma E)ow, born in Portland, 
February 28, 1852, daughter of Stephen H. 
and Martha A. (Snell) Dow. The father was 
born July 20, 1822, and died i\Iarch 20, 1882; 
the mother was born September 7, 1830, and 
died January 20, 1905; their four children 
are: Clara, Emma, Albert L. and Fred E. 
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Rounds are: 
I. Alice, born February 14, 1880. married 
Walter S. Crandall, and has two children: 
Gerald and Donald Arthur. 2. Gertrude, born 
March 10, 1882, died December lo, 1885. 3- 
Arthur, born May 18, 1887, died June 7, 1903. 
4. Gerald, born March 10, 1891. 5. Edgar, 
born January 22, 1894, died January 30, 1894. 

The Young family located in 
YOUNG Pennsylvania before the revolu- 
tion, coming thither from Eng- 
land, where the family has an ancient and 
honorable record. The revolutionary ances- 
tor of this lineage enlisted from Philadelphia 
and was in active service in the revolutionary 
war. After the revolution he located in St. 
John, New Brunswick. 

(I) John Young, son of the revolutionary 
soldier, was born at St. John, New Bruns- 
wick, January i, 1796. He was brought up 
in his native place and educated in the schools 
there. He followed farming for an occupa- 
tion. In 1830 he removed to Bridgewater, 
Maine, removing later to Westfield. ]\[aine. 
By unremitting industry, enterprise and thrift 
he accumulated a comfortable competence. He 
died in 1876. He married Eleanor M., daugh- 
ter of James Tompkins. Children: i. Eliza- 
beth, born December 25, 1830. 2. Charles 
Wellington, September 10, 1835, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Maria, March 11, 1837. 4. William 
H., May 2, 1840, resides on Mars Hill. 5.' 
John, February 21, 1842. 6. Benjamin G., 
Februarv 20, 1844, resides at Minot, Maine. 
7. Hannah, December 16, 1846. 

(II) Charles Wellington, son of John 
Young, was born in Bridgewater, September 
10, 1835, died November 6, 1895. He fol- 
lowed lumbering in the pioneer days of Aroos- 
took county, Maine, and later farming in 
Westfield, Mars Hill and Blaine, Maine. In 
politics he was Republican. In religion he 
was a Seventh-Day Adventist. In his home 



he was particularly happy and fortunate, of 
kindlv and affcctio'nate nature, he was much 
beloved by his own household and friends. 
Of exemplary character, he was a good neigh- 
bor and a useful citizen. He married, Novem- 
ber 8, 1864, Marinda Thompson, born March 
14. 1845. at New Vineyard, Maine, daughter 
of Stillman Stone and Sarah (Locklin) Sav- 
age. (Sec skelcii of Savage family here- 
with.) Children: i. George Warren, born 
June n, 1865, mentioned below. 2. Nellie 
Emma.\March 13, 1870, at Mars Hill, Maine, 
died September 18, 1 87 1. 

(HI) (k'orge Warren, son of Charles Wel- 
lington Young, was born at Temple, Frank- 
lin county, Maine, June 13, 1865. He was 
educated in the public and high schools. He 
studied medicine for three years at Blaine with 
Dr. Fulton, but preferred a mercantile career. 
He also studied civil engineering for a time 
at Farmington, Maine. His boyhood and 
youth were spent on his father's farm. When 
he was twenty-two years old he built a store 
at Mars Hill, and established himself in busi- 
ness as a general merchant. He picked up the 
trade of barber and followed it for a time in 
addition to conducting the store. He sold out 
three years later and followed farming for two 
years. He then conducted a grocery store at 
Blaine for a year and a drug store for a 
shorter period. He again opened a general 
store in Blaine and was appointed postmaster 
there May 25, 1895. In i8g6 he added a de- 
partment of hardware and afterwards added 
the real estate business to his other interests. 
In all of his lines of business he has been 
successful. He has built up a very extensive 
and profitable mail order trade in watches and 
jewelry. His rule is to handle only staple 
goods at honest prices and the reputation he 
has established from following this rule has 
contributed largely to his success in business. 
Mr. Young is a Republican in politics. He 
was town treasurer of Mars Hill two years, 
and has held his present office as town treas- 
urer of Blaine since i8g6. He has been post- 
master since his first appointment in 1895; is 
a member of the school board and a trustee 
of the Aroostook Central Institute. He is a 
member and treasurer of Aroostook Lodge, 
No. 179, Free Masons; .secretary of Blaine 
Lodge of Odd Fellows ; member of Alvah 
Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, No. 61 ; of 
Eastern Star Chapter; of Friendship Grange, 
Patrons of Husbandry. He is an honorary 
member of Robert J. Gray Post. Grand Army 
of the Republic. He is an attendant and be- 
liever in the doctrines expounded in the L'ni- 

versalist church. He marrietl, October 2, 
1889, at Mars Hill, Mary Alice, born No- 
vember 2^, 1867, at Mars Hill, daughter of 
Isaiah and Catherine (Rideout) Snow. Her 
father was a farmer, a private in the Thir- 
teenth Maine Regiment in the civil war. 
Children of Isaiah and Catherine Snow : 
Henry W., Seth L., Mary A., Fred W.. Bliss 
J., Lena, Mary Alice (Mrs. Young). Chil- 
dren of George Warren and Mary .Alice 
(Snow) Young: i. Faith Eleanor, born July 
6, 1890, student in the Aroostook Central In- 
stitute, class of 1910. 2. Roy Otis. June 
20, 1892, student in the class of 191 1, Aroos- 
took Central Institute. 3. How-ard Aniericus, 
November 18, 1895. 

Thomas Savage, immigrant an- 
SA\".\GE cestor, born in 1603, was the 

son of W'illiam Savage, a black- 
smith, of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. 
The family lived in that county as early as 
the reign of Queen Elizabeth. He came from 
the parish of St. Albans in the ship "Planter," 
sailing April 2, 1635, and landing in Boston. 
He was admitted to the church there Jan 
uary 3, 1635-36, and a freeman May 25, 1636. 
He was a tailor by trade, but became a promi- 
nent and wealthy merchant. He was appren- 
ticed to the Merchant Tailors, London. Jan- 
uary 9, 1621, aged eighteen, and learned his 
trade there. He was captain of a military 
company in Boston in 1651. He married 
(first) in 1637, Faith, baptized August 14, 
1617, daughter of William and the famous 
Anne Hutchinson, of Boston. Savage siiared 
in the religious views of Mrs. Hutchinson 
and John Wheelwright and was disarmed by 
the authorities, as a punishment. November, 
1637. He was driven to unite with Governor 
Coddington and others in the purchase of 
Rhode Island, where he settled in 1638. He 
was one of the signers of the constitution. He 
preferred Boston w-ith its persecution, how- 
ever, to the wilds of Rhode Island, and sold 
his land there .\ugust 12, 1639, returning soon 
afterward. He was a deputy to the general 
court in 1654 from Boston, later from Hing- 
ham and Andover ; was speaker of the House 
in 1659-60-71 ; assistai;t in 1680. His first 
wife died February 20, 1652, and he married 
(second) September 15, 1652, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Zachariah Symmes, of Charles- 
town. He bought lands of the Indians at 
Saco. He bought of Roger .Spencer a quar- 
ter share in a sawmill near the great falls of 
Saco river, January 28, 1659, another quarter 
May 26, 1669, including land three miles in 



extent along both sides of the river. He 
bought the interest of Mrs. Hill in lands at 
Winter Harbor, paying her annuity therefor 
of fifty shillings a year, by deed of April 16, 
1663. From that time to the present the 
Savage family has been prominent in Maine. 
The will of Captain Thomas was proved 
February 28, 1681, devising to wife Mary, 
daughters Hannah Gillam, Mary Thatcher, 
Sarah Higginson, Dionisia, sons Thomas, 
Ephraim, Ebenezer, Benjamin and Perez; to 
the widow Hannah and son Thomas of de- 
ceased son Habijah ; to the four children of 
Mary Thatcher and to Mary, daughter of 
daughter Higginson. Children of first wife : 
I. Jiabijah, born August i. 1638, graduate 
of Harvard College, 1659. 2. Thomas, May 
28, 1640, lived in Maine and was trustee of 
lands of Joshua Scottow at Scarborough, May 
6, 1665. 3. Hannah, June 28, 1643, married 
Benjamin Gillam. 4. Ephraim, July 2, 1645, 
mentioned below. 5. Mary, baptized June 6, 
1647, married Thomas Thatcher. 6. Dionisia, 
December 30, 1649, married Samuel Ravens- 
craft. 7. Perez, February 17, 1652. Children 
of second wife: 8. Sarah, June 25, 1653, mar- 
ried John Higginson. 9. Richard, baptized 
August 2~, 1654, died September 23, 1655. 
10. Samuel, born November 16, 1655, died 
young. II. Samuel, born August 22, 1657, 
died same day. 12. Zachariah, baptized July 
4, 1658. 13. Ebenezer, born May 22, 1660. 
14. John, born August 15, 1661. 15. Benja- 
min, baptized October 12, 1662. 16. Arthur, 
born February 26, 1663. 17. Elizabeth, born 
November 8, 1667. 18. Elizabeth, born Feb- 
ruary 24, 1669. 

(H) ■ Captain Ephraim, son of Captain 
Thomas Savage, was born in Boston, July 2, 
1645. He was admitted a freeman in 1672; 
belonged to the Artillery Company in 1674 
and was captain in 1683 ; town clerk ; deputy to 
the general court in 1703 and six years after- 
ward. He was in King Philip's war, the 
Phipps Expedition against Canada in 1690, 
and captain of a company that invaded Nova 
Scotia in the war of 1707. He was a promi- 
nent merchant of Boston. His will was made 
December 3, 1730, and proved March 22, 1731. 
He bequeathed to each of his wife Elizabeth's 
three children a gold ring and to his three 
daughters, Sarah Wells, Mar>- Trescott and 
Hannah Parmenter. Through his ownership 
and sale of lands on the Kennebec and at 
Arrowsic we are able to identify the Savage 
family of Georgetown. John Butler, who 
married Ephraim Savage's daughter, settled 
at .Arrowsic, now Georgetown, ^Maine. Eph- 

raim Savage and wife Elizabeth sold a thou- 
sand acres of land at Whigby on the Kenne- 
bec, alias Woisqueage, January 6, 1714-15, to 
John and Hannah Butler "for parental affec- 
tion." Butler deeded back some of the land 
on Hanover Island, Georgetown, February 20. 
1720-21. This land was bounded by land of 
John Minot and others. Ephraim deeded 
back this land to his daughter Hannah, widow 
of John Butler, April 9, 1730. Richard Whar- 
ton, of Boston, owned much land in what is 
now Georgetown. By permission of the court, 
Ephraim Savage, administrator of his estate^ 
sold this land to a syndicate of Boston men, 
of whom Stephen Minot was one. Minot was 
extensively interested in land along the Ken- 
nebec and about Georgetown. The land in 
which we are specially interested was on the 
island of Arrowsic, now in Georgetown, and 
was called Pleasant Cove, when James Minot, 
of Boston, who inherited it from Stephen 
Minot, sold it to Arthur Noble, November 3, 
^7 11- This was part of the land that Eph- 
raim Savage deeded to the Pejepscot Com- 
pany, as Stephen Minot and others in this 
land speculation, called it. It was in the 
second division of this land and consisted of 
eight hundred acres on Winnegance creek on 
the Kennebec along Fiddlers beach adjoining 
land of Adam Winthrop. The deed states 
that the farm was "in the present tenure and 
occupation of James Savage and Thomas 
Williams." So we know that at the time 
Ephraim Savage sold the land or very soon 
after James Savage occupied it. That he was 
a nephew, son of one of Ephraim's numerous 
brothers, seems certain. Again James Savage 
is mentioned, January 5, 1729, in a deed of 
John Butler, son-in-law of Ephraim Savage, 
as occupying a farm on land deeded Butler 
by Ephraim Savage. If not the same farm it 
was part of the original property owned by 
Ephraim Savage or Richard Wharton at Ar- 

Ephraim Savage married (first) Mary 
Quincy, daughter of Edmund Ouincy Jr., of 
Braintree; (second) Sarah, February 26, 1678, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Hough. She died in 
1687 and he married (third) April 12, 1688, 
Elizabeth Symmes, widow of Timothy Sym- 
mes, daughter of Captain Francis Norton, of 
Charlestown. She died April 13, 1710, and 
he married (fourth) January 8, 1713, Eliza- 
beth (Brown) Butler, daughter of Abraham 
Brown and widow of Peter Butler. Chil- 
dren of first wife, born in Boston and all died 
young. I. Mary, November 19, 1671. 2. 
Mary,' April 8. 1673. 3. John, November 30, 



i(i74, graduate of Harvard, 1694. 4. Han- 
nah. August 7. 1676. Children of second 
wife: 5. Sarah, October 27, 1678-79, married 
Joshua Wells. 6. Mary. November 10, 1680; 
married Zechary Trescott. 7. Richard, Sep- 
tember 15, 1682. 8. Elizabeth, January 8, 
1685. 9. Hannah. January 17. 1687, married 
(first) John Butler; (second) about 1730 


(HI) James, nephew of Ephraim Savage 
and son probably of his younger brother, John 
Savage, was born before 1700, probably in 
Maine. As stated above, he was a tenant of 
land owned bv Ephraim Savage, later by John 
Butler and Stephen Minot on Arrowsic. 
Georgetown. Maine, before 1729. He went 
there, the local history tells us, to carry on 
the farm for Stephen Minot. In 1745 he 
/bought a farm of three hundred acres at 
Kequasset of Edward Hutchinson. The title 
of the land was in dispute and Thomas John- 
son, from whom Hutchinson had his title, 
obligated himself to pay costs and expenses in 
case the purchaser was harassed by lawsuits. 
Children of James and Christian Savage: i. 
Catharine, born about 1725, married James 
Grant, of Wiscasset. 2. Mary, married James 
Savage, of Georgetown, mentioned below. 3. 
Jane, married Bryant Robinson, of George- 
town. 4. Sarah, married George Bolton. 5. 
John, removed to Cushnoc in 1762. 6. Dan- 
iel, born 1729, came to Cushnoc in 1762; was 
tythingman there and took part in the organ- 
ization of the town of Hallowelj, of which 
he was selectman eleven years and town clerk ; 
captain in the Bagaduce Expedition ; married 
(intention dated November 16, 1753) Eliza- 
beth Robinson, who died December 16, 1764; 
married (second) August 7, 1766, Anna John- 
son, who died December 3, 1826; he died Jan- 
uary I, 1795, aged sixty-six years. 7. Ed- 
ward, removed to Hallowell. about 1762; mar- 
ried, November 18, 1757, Mary Hall. 

(IV) James (2), nephew of James (i) 
Savage, was born about 1720. He married 
Mary Savage, his cousin, of Georgetown, 
daughter of James Savage (3). Hannah 
Savage, who married John Rccde, of Topsham 
(intention dated December i, 1743), wa.e 
probably his sister. 

(V) James (3), son of James (2) Sav- 
age, was born about 1755 at Georgetown. He 
was a soldier in the revolution in Lieutenant 
Nathaniel Tibbctts' company under Major 
William I.ithgow in 177(;. defending the sca- 
coast in Lincoln county. Maine. Children: 
Asahel, mentioned below ; Susannah, Mary, 
Abagail, Hannah, Deborah, Johanna. 

(\T) Asahel, son of James (3) Savage, 
was born at Kingfield. about 1790. He mar- 
ried, in 1814, Jane Perry, a native of Maine. 
He w-as a member of the Congregational 
church ; a Democrat in politics and a well-to- 
do farmer. Children: i. Americus, born June 
9, 1816. 2. Stillman Stone, November 4, 
1817, mentioned below. 3. Joseph, October 
29, 1819. 4. Cyrus, September 9, 1821. 5. 
Perry, June 19, 1823. 6. Marinda, November 
II, 1825. 7. Asahel Jr., January 19. 1828. 
8. Hiram, September 4, 1830. 9. Solomon, 
June 29, 1832. 10. Sarah Jane, August 10, 
1834. All born in Kingfield, Maine, except 
Solomon and Sarah Jane, who were born in 
Freeman, Maine. 

(\'II) Stillman Stone, son of .Asahel Sav- 
age, was born at Kingfield, Maine, November 
4, 1817. He married Sarah, born May, 1841, 
daughter of George and Sally Locklin. Chil- 
dren : I. George A., born April 6, 1842. 2. 
Marinda Thompson, March 14, 1845. married 
Charles Wellington Young. (See sketch of 
Young family herewith). 3. Stillman Stone 
Jr., October 17, 1850. 4. Stephen L., July 
27, 1856. 5. Belinda .\., June 2, 1861. 

The immigrant ancestor of the 
LOCKE Locke family, a section of W'hich 

is w'rittcn below, was a pioneer 
in the New Hampshire settlement, where he 
w'as a prominent citizen and long remem- 
bered for his useful life and tragic death. 

(I) Captain John Locke, according to tra- 
dition, came from Yorkshire, England, in 
1644, or. 1638, as some accounts say, and 
"first settled at Dover, New Hampshire, w-here 
he owned a right of land," thence he moved 
to what is known as Fort Point, in New Castle, 
and from New Castle to Sagamore Creek, 
where he lived until 1655, when he removed 
to Hampton. The foregoing is only tradition 
and not fully relied on. This statement as to 
him is found in the Portsmouth records : ".And 
likewise John Locke is to have a house lot 
between John Jackson's and William Cotter's 
rails, the lot eight acres. At a town-meeting 
held this first day of January, 1656," at a 
meeting January 22, 1660, "John Locke hav- 
ing eight acres to have eight more," and the 
same year there w-as laid out to him eight acres 
from Stony Brook towards John Jones, 24 
pale wide and 40 pale back "into the woods 
upon a South West line. John Locke of 
Portsmouth, carpenter, and wiie Elizabeth 
sold James Drew a new dwelling house and 
eight acres of land March 23, 1661, and Sep- 
tember 8, 1674, he sold eight acres to \\'illiam 


1^7 i 

(Collier?) "divided land in Portsmouth.'' At 
a town meeting in Portsmouth, March 8, 1666, 
he subscribed five shillings for Mr. Moody, 
the minister, and the same year Captain 
Locke was fined five whether shillings or 
pounds, or for what is not stated, "Oct. 26, 
1 67 1 a note drawn on Hen. Bering, Constable, 
to pay John Locke 125," probably for car- 
penter work done for the town. From the 
town records, it seems that Captain Locke 
"sat down with common lands at Josselyn's 
Necks'' much against the wishes of the pro- 
prietors within the town of Hampton, and that 
trouble grew out of it ; but on the 8 or 28 of 
^larch, 1667, the town records show the fol- 
lowing action was taken : "Upon the motion 
of John Locke, who desireth to yield himself 
to the town of Hampton as an inhabitant here 
amongst us, being already settled upon Jos- 
selyn's Neck in Hampton bounds, the towne 
hath accepted of ye said Locke for an inhabi- 
tant accordingly," and thus the "Squatter" 
was transformed into an "inhabitant" and 
there he resided the remainder of his life. 
The Hampton town records, state that "John 
Locke Senr. was killed by the Heathen in his 
lot at work upon Aug. 26, 1696." This stated 
that he was killed by the Indians as he was 
reaping grain in his field ; that the Indians 
had a grudge against him on account of his 
having been very active against them and in- 
strumental in defeating them in several of 
their attempts to destroy the inhabitants of 
the seacoast; and that at this time the In- 
dians, eight in number, came with an express 
design (as appeared afterward) to avenge 
themselves in his death ; and having accom- 
plished their bloody purpose, returned again 
without any other material damages. Another 
account says that a boy who was with him 
secreted himself under some bundles of grain 
and escaped, and that Captain Locke, after 
being shot, struck one of the Indians with 
his sickle and cut off his nose. Years after- 
ward a son of his met a noseless Indian in 
Portsmouth ; the recognition was mutual, but 
whether vengeance followed we are not in- 
formed. Captain Locke was about seventy 
years of age at his death. About 1652 John 
Locke married Elizabeth, the daughter of 
William Berry (who was probably the first 
settler of Hampton), at a place called Sandy 
Beach, now Rye. She was living in Febru- 
ary, 1707. According to the records the chil- 
dren of John Locke were: John, Elizabeth, 
Nathaniel, Alice (or Elsie), Edward, Trv- 
pheria, Rebecca, ]Mary, William, James and 

(II) Nathaniel, probably son of Captain 
John and Elizabeth (Berry) Locke, was born 
in 1661, and died November 12, 1734. He 
married, June 22, 1688, Dorothy, daughter of 
Jasper Blake. He is said to have had nine- 
teen children, but the names of only twelve are 
on record. They were : John, Dorothy, Try- 
pheria, Elizabeth, Rachel, Nathaniel, Joseph, 
Samuel, Jonathan, Deborah, Abijah and Tim- 

(III) Captain Nathaniel, second son of 
Nathaniel and Dorothy (Blake) Locke, was 
born October 18, 1698. He married (first) 
Abigail Prescott, born March 23, 1703, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Prescott, of 
Hampton. She was lost at sea, on her passage 
from her home in Maine to Boston. He mar- 
ried (second) Mary Stubbs. He settled in 
Falmouth (Portland), Maine, where he died 
about 1780. 

( IV) John, son of Captain Nathaniel Locke, 
was bom in 1742, lived in Falmouth, Maine, 
and died there in 1810. He married Susan- 
nah Locke, who was born in 1730 and died 
in 1825. 

(V) Ebenezer, son of John and Susannah 
Locke, was born September 8, 1774, died No- 
vember II, 1831. He married (first) Jan- 
uary 3, 1801, in Falmouth, Maine, Hannah 
Tewksbury, born November 29, 1780, died 
October 15, 1825. He married (second) July 
25, 1828, Mrs. Ann Pomroy, a widow with 
four children, who was born June 10, 1770. 
His children, all by the first wife, were: i. 
Susanna, born January i, 1802, died Decem- 
ber 15. 1826. 2. Hannah, September 28, 1803. 
3. Ebenezer, November 12, 1805, died Novem- 
ber 21, 1844. 4. John Mason, see below. 5. 
Stephen, March 9, 1809, died September 26. 
183 1. 6. Nathaniel, March 8, 1812, died De- 
cember 9, 1873. 7. Joel, October i, 1815. 8. 
Miles Standish, May 17, 1818, died February 
I, 1881. 9. Lucy, December 9, 1821, died 
August 18, 1843. 10. Elizabeth, July 19, 1824, 
died April 9, 1896. 

(\'T) John Mason, second son of Ebenezer 
and Hannah (Tewksbury) Locke, was born 
May 15, 1807, died April, 1883. He was 
engaged in agricultural pursuits, and lived in 
Falmouth Foreside. He married Phebe Pom- 
roy. Children: i. Cordelia P., born April 16, 
1842, married Charles D. Thompson ; children : 
i. Charles Edward, married Cora Thomas ; ii. 
Stephen C. : iii. INIabel, died young; iv. Ches- 
tena Warren, married Elmer Lowell and had 
two children, Philip Eugene and Glenda 
Locke ; v. Bertha, died aged eighteen ; vi. 
Fred Pomrov, died young; vii. Florence Isa- 


bcUa- viii Nellie Elizabeth, married Harry 
White lived in Waterbury. Connecticut. 2. 
John Mason, born April 22, 1844. married 
Nellie Bridges; children: i. Phebe. marned 
kmerv Dennison and had Hazel and Edward; 
ii Elizabeth. .V Edward Howard, born 1-eb- 
ruarv 28. 1846, married Chestena Freeman; 
children: i. Walter I., married Alma Levin; 
ii Mildred H.. married Franklin Skilhngs, one 
child. Mabel; iii. Mary Edna, marned George 
Sprague. one child. George Edward. 4. 
Stephen Brainard, see below. 5. Warren Gil- 
man, born January 29, 1851, marned Eliza- 
beth Moore. 

(VH) Stephen Brainard, third son of John 
Mason and Phebe (Pomroy) Locke, was born 
in Falmouth. Maine, August 25, 1848. He 
was educated in the public schools. He learned 
the trade of sailmaker. engaged in this in- 
dustry on his own account and had a pros- 
perous bur iness in Portland, employing a large 
number of workmen. He attends the Con- 
gregational church, and votes the Republican 
ticket. He is a member of Hodatta Lodge, 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Una 
Encampment, and Munjoy Lodge, Knights of 
Pythias. He married, in Portland, April 8, 
1874, Susan Jane Sargent, daughter of Fitz 
Edward and Clarissa Jane (Hood) Sargent, 
granddaughter of David and Mary (Davis) 
Sargent and sister of Mrs. Thomas S. 
Laughlin, of Portland; she died January 29, 
1909. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Locke: i. 
Harry Warren, born December 19, 1874, a 
stenographer, resides in Portland. 2. Elmer 
George, born September 6, 1882, in the em- 
ploy of the Clark Eddy Company, of Port- 
land. 3. Lester Sargent, born June 2, 1884, 
died November 21, 1885. Mr. Stephen B. 
Locke died January 29, 1909. 

The name and family of 
BOOTHBY Boothby are of great an- 
tiquity, and may be traced 
back at least a thousand years. One distin- 
guished antiquarian slates that about the year 
800, King Egbert divided the Saxon nation 
into counties, hundreds and wapentakes, and 
that one of the latter sections in Lincolnshire 
was named Boothby. In the same county 
was a market town named Boothby- Paynell ; 
and also a manor house called Boothby. The 
historians, Cambden and Leland, say that 
these places received their name from the 
Boothby family, then resident there. More 
modern writers have objected to this theory, 
because few surnames existed at so remote a 

period. The family tradition is that the name 
in its rudimentary form was derived from a 
Danish tribe named Bobi that settled early 
in Britain, and that the present house is de- 
scended from the chiefs of that tribe, who 
settled in Lincolnshire. Ethnologists are of 
the opinion that the name is of undoubted 
Danish origin; it is certain that it is neither 
Roman nor Saxon. The Boothby pedigree 
was compiled by Dr. Sanderson, who subse- 
quently became bishop of Lincoln, and the 
original manuscripts in Latin are preserved 
in the British Museum. He traces the family 
through more than twenty generations, from 
Thedoric de Bothcb\ , knight, Lord of Botheby. 
who married Lozelina. who laid the founda- 
tion of Croyland Abbey church and endowed 
the same in the year 1114. The seat of this 
family is at Ashburn Hall, county Derby, and 
the present owner is Sir Charles Brooke Booth- 
by, born in 1856. One of the more interest- 
ing of the recent ancestors was the second Sir 
Brooke Boothby. who succeeded to the estate 
in 1789. He was a poet and author of some 
note, and was one of the literary circle of 
which Dr. Erasmus Darwin, Miss Seward and 
the Edgeworths were members. Perhaps he 
will best be remembered as the father of the 
lovely little Penelope Boothby, who died 
young, but whose portrait is one of the most 
celebrated of the great Sir Joshua Reynold's 
canvasses. Thousands of people, who have 
no other association with the name of Booth- 
by. have probably seen a reproduction of this 
picture of the little girl in the quaint mob 
cap. with the modestly folded hands, and have 
felt a sympathetic interest in her history. The 
arms of the Boothby family are : Argent, on a 
canton ; sable, a lion's paw, erased, in bend 
argent. The crest is a lion's paw, erased, 
erect, or. The motto is: '"Mors Christi, mors 
mortis mihi," which may be rendered : The 
death of Christ is the annihilation of death for 

(I) Henry Boothby was born in England, 
migrated to Ireland, married and had children 
there, and came to Kittery, now in Maine, 
about 1720. His brother Thomas, who had 
been with him in Ireland, came by way of 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Wells, Maine. It is 
possible that Henry Boothby moved to Scar- 
borough with his sons, and was the Henry 
Boothby whose name appears as a charter 
member of the Black Point church. It is 
known that he had two sons : Thomas, whose 
sketch follows ; and Samuel, who settled in 
Scarborough. There was also a Jane Booth- 



bv. who might have been a daughter of Henry, 
who was published with John Moore (2) at 
Kittery. December 18, 1742. 

(II) Thomas, son of Henry Boothby, was 
born in Ireland in 1700, and died at Scar- 
borough, Maine, March 25, 1758. He came 
to Kittery, Maine, with his father about 1720, 
and settled at Scarborough between 1730 and 
1736. The intention of his marriage to Lydia 
Came was recorded at Kittery, January 8. 
1725. They had seven children: i. Jonathan, 
born December i, 1725. 2. Samuel, whose 
sketch follows. 3. Joseph, May 19, 1729, mar- 
ried Susan McClellan, of Portland, and lived 
at Scarborough. 4. Miriam, April 17, 1733, 
married John Deering at Kittery. 5. John, 
April 27, 1735, died young. 6. Eunice, No- 
vember 22, 1736, married Philip Aubin, and 
died in 1756. 7. Lois, November 22, 1736, 
married Isaac Deering. 

(HI) Samuel, second son of Thomas and 
Lydia (Came) Boothby, was born at Kittery, 
Maine, February 10, 1727, and died some time 
after 1783. On July 3, 1752, he married his 
first wife, Susanna Milliken, of Scarborough, 
by whom he had three children : i. John, born 
February 21, 1753. 2. Eunice, March 10, 1755, 
married Joseph Merrill, and lived at Liver- 
more. Maine. 3. Susanna, March 10, 1757, 
died in 1833. Samuel Boothby's second wife 
was Molly Deering, whom he married Novem- 
ber 14, 1765. They had seven children: i. 
Richard, born July 22, 1766, married Anna 
Staples and settled in Saco. 2. Paulina, April 
5, 1 77 1. 3. Susanna, March 31, 1773, died 
April 7, 1805. 4. Anna, May 19, 1775. 5. 
Cornelius, November 18, 1777, married Mar- 
garet and settled in Saco. 6. Jeremiah, 

September 30, 1780, married Abigail M. E. 
and settled in Saco. 7. Lemuel, No- 
vember 13, 1783, married Rebecca >.loulton 
and settled in Saco. 

(I\') John, eldest child of Samuel Boothby 
and his wife, Susanna IMilliken, was 
born February 21, 1753, probably at Scar- 
borough, Maine, and died January 27, 1840. 
He made his home in Saco, where he was 
engaged in agricultural pursuits. On Novem- 
ber 24. 1773, he married Elizabeth Milliken, 
of Scarborough, who died November 27, 1833. 
Five children of this couple are recorded: i. 
Isaac, born October 10, 1774, married Hannah 
Foss and settled at Leeds, Maine. 2. Lydia, 
January 25, 1777, married Hamilton Jenkins. 
3. Stephen, whose sketch follows. 4. Susan, 
December i, 1781. 5. Rev. John, September 
30, 1787, married Anna Foss, and made his 
permanent home at Saco. Isaac Boothby, the 

eldest son, was a man of resolute will and 
great endurance. He cleared field after field 
at Leeds, Maine, till he had one of the largest 
and best farms in town. Boothby's hill, north 
of Leeds Center, was named for him. He also 
engaged largely in the live stock business, and 
carried many a drove of sleek bullocks to the 
Brighton market. Although possessing but 
limited educational advantages, he was a natu- 
ral mathematician, and was endowed with a 
keen and logical mind. Elder John Boothby, 
the youngest of these children, like his brother 
Stephen, lived to be ninety-one years of age. 
He spent his early years in Leeds, but returned 
to Saco in 1815. and made his permanent 
home on a large farm where a brick mansion 
was erected. He was ordained in the town 
of Wayne, October 12, 1812, the services being 
conducted out of doors in an ox cart. He 
spent the early years of his ministry as an 
evangelist, preaching in six states. He was 
engaged in the ministry more than sixty 
years, and was held in great esteem by his 
younger brethren, who vied with each other 
in doing him honor. His commanding and 
stately presence at the conference, during his 
old age, was a benediction. 

(V) Stephen, second son of John and Eliza- 
beth (Milliken) Boothby, was born at Saco, 
Maine, November 7, 1779, and died June 5, 
1 87 1. When a young man he went to Leeds, 
Maine, and took up a farm on which he lived 
till death. There was an old house on the 
place, which he bought for fifteen dollars, and 
he occupied this dwelling for some years. He 
had had no educational opportunities in early 
youth, but after his marriage he determined to 
learn to read. In later years he became as 
good a scholar as some who had had advan- 
tages in childhood. He was an owner of ex- 
tensive lands in Leeds and Wayne, which he 
sold to many natives of the Saco valley, who 
were induced to settle in those towns. Mr. 
Boothby was a staunch Republican, and at- 
tended the Baptist church. His first wife and 
the mother of all his children was Susan 
( Buzzell ) Boothby, of Winthrop, whom he 
married about 1807. They were the parents 
of Rev. Samuel, whose sketch follows. Will- 
iam, born October i, 1810. Abigail, who died 
young. Stephen Boothby married (second) 
Hepsabeth Tibbetts, of Wells, Maine ; she died 
September i, 1838. He married (third') Mrs. 
Hannah (Churchill) Page. 

(VD Rev. Samuel (2), eldest child of 
Stephen and Susan (Buzzell) Boothby, was 
born at Leeds, Maine. 1808, and died at Lew- 
iston in that state, July 9, 1884. He received 



a common school education, and remained o 
the farm till of age. He ^vas bapt'^'-cc an 
united with the Baptist church '" }) ^ "^ " 
1830. and was ordained m 1840. bhortl> be 
fore he began preaching he bought a farm u 
Lccd-^. He served as pastor at Turner l.rulg. 
four years, and afterwards at Wayne for hve 
years' He labured for a year as a missionary 
in Aroostook couniv, under the auspices of tlie 
Maine Baptist Convention, and tlien entered 
the service of the American Foreign hMebo- 
cietv where he continued till ib83. A iter 
I8S7 he lived at Lewiston, Maine, where he 
acted as local missionary. He was a good 
man a good husband and father, a good citi- 
zen a good church member, a good minister 
of the New Testament. On May i, 1831, Key. 
'Samuel (2) Boothbv married Sarah Lead- 
better, daughter of Samuel and Betsey 
(Parcher) Leadbetter, of Leeds, Maine. She 
died at Lewiston, June 12, 1887, and it was 
said in her obituary : "Her devoted and self- 
sacrificing life will ever be fragrant in the 
memory of her four surviving children, and 
many others who knew and loved her." Eight 
children were born to Rev. Samuel (2) and 
Sarah (Leadbetter) Boothby : i. Susau E., 
May 2, 1832. married Orson Lane, of Leeds. 
2. Colonel Stephen, whose sketch follows. 3. 
Elias P., September 22, 1835, died October 31, 
1S40. 4. \iora (i.. July 8. 1838, married Or- 
son Lane, of Leeds, after the death of her 
elder sister. 5. Roswell C, whose sketch fol- 
lows. 6. Emma S., February 9, 1842, mar- 
ried Willard Lothrop, of Leeds. 7. Sarah 
H., March 19. 1851, married Frederick B. 
Stanford, of Brooklyn. New York. 8. Mari- 
etta, July 12, 1853, died September 22, 1872. 
(\TI)' Colonel Stephen (.2), eldest .son of 
Rev. Samuel (2) and Sarah (Leadbetter) 
Boothby, was born at Leeds, Maine, October 
23. 1833, and died of wounds incurred in the 
civil war, June 5, 1864. He entered Water- 
ville College in 1853. and was graduated in 
1857. He afterwards taught school, and also 
served as an instructor and lecturer for teach- 
ers' institutes, under the state superintendent 
of education. In the spring of 1861 Mr. 
Boothby formed a partnership with Mark H. 
Dunncli, afterward a member of congress, and 
engaged in the practice of law in Portland 
with flattering prospects of success; but they 
had scarcely entered upon their legal career 
before the civil war broke out, and both men 
responded to their country's call. Stephen 
Boothby entered the First Maine Cavalry as 
first lieutenant of Company F, and was pro- 
moted to a captaincy the next year. He was 

on duty with his company till appointed ma- 
jor in 'April. 1863, with the exception of a 
few months in the autumn of 1862. when he 
acted as aide de camp to tlic military governor 
of Frederick, Maryland. In July, 1863. he 
was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, which 
rank. he held until his death. While skirmish- 
ing at Shepardston, he was badly wounded in 
the back, but remained some time in the saddle. 
He was allowed a furlough, and returned 
home, where he stayed a short time to recu- 
perate. On May 10, 1864, he led a charge in 
the battle at Beaver Dam Station, \irginia, 
and yvas shot through the right breast and 
shoulder, which necessitated the operation of 
exscction, and the removal of the right arm 
at the shoulder joint. After a wearying ride 
over the rough roads in an ambulance about 
Richmond for five days, he was placed on a 
hospital boat, and his splendid courage and 
indomitable will kept him up so that hopes 
were entertained of his recovery, but he died 
in a hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, 
June 5, 1864, in his thirty-first year. His 
body was taken to his father's home at Lewis- 
ton, and received a military funeral. Almost 
the entire Cumberland bar, of which he was 
a member, was present, and a large military 
escort followed the body to the grave and 
fired the last salute. The horse he rode in 
the field was led in the procession. 

As a man Colonel Boothby was loved and 
respected to an extraordinary degree, and his 
memory is revered. He was one of those 
noble men who remained uncorrupted amid 
the temptations of a military life. Strictly 
temperate, using neither liquor nor tobacco, 
upright in morals, addicted to no vice or evil 
habit, inflcxiblv honest, inaccessible to a 
temptation to fraud or meanness, he was the 
very soul of soldierly honor, and commanded 
the highest respect of his fellows in arms. 
Such qualities as his ennoble human nature, 
and the brief record of his life must arouse 
a thrill of admiration even in the breast of 
the casual reader. Colonel C. H. Smith, at 
a reunion of the First Maine Cavalry at Lew- 
iston, on September 2, 1879, in the course of 
an eloquent address, made the following re- 
marks : "Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby died. 
And as his noble soul went out, there came 
to take its place the spirit of a deeper de- 
votion to duty, a higher love of country, a 
nobler disregard of danger in the cause of 
right and justice, that hovered over the regi- 
ment until its muster-out, and that still lingers 
around and guides the comrades who were so 
fortunate as to serve in the light of his ex- 



ample. Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby died. 
And shall we here to-day mourn his loss? 
Shall we drop a tear, or breathe a word of 
pity that he died so young, while so bright a 
future was before him ? No ! Lieutenant- 
Colonel Boothby died. Let us here, standing 
by his grave, remembering his noble life and 
glorious death, each one pledge ourselves to 
emulate his example * * * Then shall 
Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby not have lived in 
vain. Then shall our sacrifices and hardships 
not have been in vain. Then shall the war of 
the Rebellion not have been fought in vain. 
Then shall we be found worthy, at the last 
grand roll-call to stand by the side of Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Boothby, in the awful presence 
of the Great Commander of all, and joyously 
answer 'Here !' " 

(VII) Roswell C, third son of Rev. Sam- 
uel (2) and Sarah (Leadbetter) Boothby, was 
born at Leeds, Maine, January 16, 1840, and 
remained on the farm till the age of seven- 
teen, when he moved with his people to Lewis- 
ton. There he attended the high school and 
the Maine State Seminary (now Bates Col- 
lege), from which he was graduated in the 
class of i860. During the winters he taught 
school to assist in paying his way. After 
graduation he entered the Androscoggin Alill 
as overseer of the cloth room, where he re- 
mained for four years. In 1864 he bought a 
farm at East Livermore, which he sold two 
years later, and purchased a grist-mill at Liv- 
ermore Falls. He managed the latter for 
twenty years in connection with the "feed 
business," and finally added a coal and wood 
establishment. After a time he disposed of 
his mill, and now confines his attention en- 
tirely to the latter undertaking. Mr. Boothby 
is a Republican in politics, and has held many 
local offices. He was one of the board of se- 
lectmen from 1875 to 1887, and from 1891 to 
1894, and chairman of the board during the 
last twelve years ; county commissioner from 
1883 to 1893; justice of the peace; trial jus- 
tice for many years, and finally made munici- 
pal judge; member of the governor's council 
for two years. He served as member of the 
school committee from 1866 to 1869; and as 
supervisor of schools from 1871 to 1874. For 
forty-three years he has been chorister of the 
Baptist church, and also holds the office of 
deacon. He has given much attention to vocal 
music, is blessed with one of the richest bass 
voices in the state, and has sung with that 
distinguished daughter of Maine, Annie Louise 
Cary, whose fame as an opera singer is still 
fresh in the minds of music lovers. For 

many years Mr. Boothby has been prominent 
in fraternal organizations, being a Mason of 
the thirty-second degree, a member of the 
Shriners, past master, high priest and district 
deputy of the district. He also belongs to the 
Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. He 
is a man of sound judgment, excellent char- 
acter and respected as a wise counselor. On 
v\pril 27, 1861, Roswell C. Boothby married 
Julia A. Coffin, daughter of Warren and 
Betsy (Crowell) Coffin, of Lewiston, Maine, 
who died at East Livermore, March 31, 1868. 
Their children were : Eugene H. and Vesta, 
deceased. Eugene H. Boothby lives in Wash- 
ington,' D. C. He married Ida Simons, and 
their son, Roswell E., is a famous boy soprano, 
singing in the Episcopal church of that city. 
The other children are : Marietta, Allene and 
Fred W. On December 6, 1870, Roswell C. 
Boothby married (second) Clara A. Atwood, 
daughter of Hezekiah and Nancy (Coffin) At- 
wood, of Portland. Their children were Sam- 
uel, died young, in Boston, and Heloise, mar- 
ried Ernest T. Cushman, of Paris, Maine, 
who is now a teacher in Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire ; the)- have one child, Ruth. 

The DeCosters were orig- 
DE COSTER inally French, and went into 

Portugal, where the leader 
of the family distinguished himself at the 
siege of Ceuta ; returning to France, they be- 
came strong Huguenots, and after the revo- 
cation of the Edict of Nantes they went to 
England, thence to Boston. In the Colonial 
Records the name is spelled both DeCosta 
and DeCoster, but the original spelling was 
DeCosta, which spelling some of the family 
still retain. In the Revolutionary Records, 
where the name is found spelled both of these 
ways, is found Temple, Jonathan (also given 
John) and Joseph, from Boston, Jacob from 
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, also some others 
from the same Colony. 

( I ) Samuel DeCoster, the first member to 
be found of the family here described, lived at 
one time at Buckfield, Maine ; children born 
there : Varanes, James, Samuel, Harry, Ozias, 
who has three sons living, Edwin, Cyrus C. 
and Granville, and several daughters. 

(II) Yaranes, son of Samuel DeCoster, was 
born at Buckfield, Maine, where he was en- 
gaged in farming; he married Louisa, daugh- 
ter of L^zza and Abigail W. (Elliott) Thomp- 
son, born March 12, 1814 (see Thompson 
^TI). Their children were as follows: Fran- 
cesco \'. : William P>., who was a volunteer in 
the civil war, and died in the service of his 



country ; Georgia, wlio married Stephen Mor- 
rill, of Strong, Maine: Louisa \ictoria: \ ir- 
gil P., a farmer; \irginia, a twin to \irgil P., 
was a schoolteacher: married Barnum Jones, 
(if Auburn, Maine; and Cleora H.. also was a 
schoolteacher, married D. M. Hildreth, and 
resides in Washington, D. C. 

(Ill) Captain Francesco V'., eldest son of 
\aranes and Louisa (Thompson) DeCoster, 
\\a> bom November 19, 1838, at Buckfield, 
Maine, where he attended the public schools, 
finishing his education at Phillips Academy. 
For some time he was a successful teacher in 
the schools of Buckfield, Hartford and Can- 
ton, Maine, and in 1858 removed to Minne- 
sota, where he first worked at carpentering 
and teaching school, and later was a justice 
of the peace. He traded with the Sioux In- 
dians, buying many thousands of dollars' worth 
of furs, skins and articles of their manufac- 
ture ; learned to speak their language, at- 
tended their war dances and feasts, and was 
well acquainted with Little Crow, the chief 
and leader of the outbreak and massacre in 
1862, when more than one thousand whites 
were murdered. Captain DeCoster had a bril- 
liant war record, and took part in the famous 
maneuvers of the Marine Brigade, made fa- 
mous in 1862. He enlisted in 1861 in the 
Fourth Minnesota Regiment Infantry, as a 
sergeant, and when the Ellets. under the aus- 
pices of the war department, made up the Ram 
Fleet and Marine Brigade, Francesco V. De- 
Coster became captain of Company D Cav- 
alry: though being part of the army, they 
were to co-operate with the navy in opening 
up or blockading the waters of the Mississippi 
river, fighting Guerillas, transporting supplies, 
and became an important factor in the opera- 
tions at Forts Henry and Donelson, Pittsburg 
Landing, Corinth, Vicksburg, and other places. 
-At the siege of \"icksburg he had two horses 
shot from under him; lost thirty-two men 
from his company in night ambush; was mili- 
tary comiTiander of one vessel of tieet and had 
thirty-nine shells thrown into it bv a si.x gun 
rebel battery below .Memphis. Captain DeCos- 
ter has written several able articles describing 
actions in which he took part, and discussing 
the dissatisfaction and jealousy of officers of 
the regular navy. .After the close of the war 
he returned to Minnesota, where he became in- 
terested in mining, and also became a retail 
merchant, at first handling general merchan- 
dise and later jewelry and music. For twenty 
years Captain DeCoster was court commis- 
sioner and probate judge for :\Ieeker county, 
Minnesota, and was postmaster in 1867; '"' 

1897 he removed to Washington, D. C, where 
he first filled a position in the government 
printing office, later being employed in the 
document department of the National Capitol 
Building, which position he still fills. His 
home is still at Litchfield. Minnesota, where 
his family resides most of the time, and where 
he belongs to the order of Ancient Free and 
.Accepted Masons. Golden Fleece Lodge, No. 
89, and is a member of Frank Daggett Post, 
No. 35, Grand Army of the Republic. He is 
a member of the Mississippi River Ram Fleet 
and Marine Brigade, and was the second com- 
mander of the association; first meeting was 
held in St. Louis, the second in Milwaukee ; 
this meets annually with the National En- 
campment, G. A. R. For thirty years he was 
superintendent of the Sunday school of the 
Presbyterian church at Litchfield. Minnesota, 
has been ruling elder of the church since 1871, 
and is now a member of the Men's League of 
the Metropolitan Presbyterian Church of 
Washington, also of the Soldiers' Union of the 
First Congregational Church of Washington. 
For three years Captain DeCoster was presi- 
dent of The Short Story Club, for one year 
president of the Optimist Club, of Washington, 
where he is much in evidence in literary cir- 
cles, and he is a member of the Elaine Associa- 
tion of that city. As a public speaker he is 
very popular, and for the past six years has 
given the oration for the public school children 
of Washington on the occasion of Flag Day. 
In March, 1867, he married Mary Ellen Tor- 
rey, of Turner, Maine, a niece of Senator T. 
O. Howe, of Wisconsin, and two years later 
she and Louisa, her infant daughter, died. He 
married (second) Mary Emerett Campbell, of 
Hartford, Connecticut, in 1871, and they have 
one child, Esther Louise, who lives at home, 
and is unmarried. She is a graduate of the 
L'niversity of Minnesota and a graduate of 
music in New York Citv. 

The first of this family to 
THOMPSON emigrate to America 
spelled the name Tomson, 
and as he was born in the northern part of 
Wales, not far from Scotland, it is presumed 
he w-as of Scotch extraction. The name has 
long been known in England, Scotland and 
Ireland, spelled in several different ways. 
Soon after the family located in America it 
was spelled with "Th," but the p was not in- 
serted for more than a hundred years. 

(I) John Tomson was born in 1616, in 
Wales, and it is a tradition that his father died 
soon after his birth and his mother married 



again. From his limited means of eilucation 
and his youth at the time of his emigration, 
about 1622, it is probable he did not know his 
lineage. He died June 16, 1696, and his grave 
is marked "Lieutenant John Thompson."' He 
married Mary Cook, who died March 21, 1714, 
in the eighty-eighth year of her age, and both 
of them are buried in the first burying-ground 
of Middleborough, Massachusetts. Their 
children were : Adam, John, Mary, Esther, 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Lydia, Jacob, Thomas, 
Peter and Mercy. 

(H) John (2), second son of John (i) and 
I\Iary (Cook) Tomson, was a carpenter; he 
was born in 1648 and died November 25, 1725. 
He married Mary, daughter of Ephraim Tink- 
ham, the emigrant, and she died in 1731 in the 
sixty-seventh year of her age. Their children 
were : John, Ephraim, Thomas, Shubael, 
Mary, Martha, Francis, Sarah, Peter, Jacob 
and Ebenezer. 

(HI) Shubael, fourth son of John (2) and 
Mary (Tinkham) Thomson, was born in 1685 
and died July 7, 1734. He married Susanna 
Parker, who died June 9, 1734, and their chil- 
dren were : Shubael, Thomas, Isaac, John 
and Mary. 

(IV) John (3), fourth son of Shubael and 
Susanna (Parker) Thomson, was born in 
1727 and died June 22, 1776. He married 
(first) Lydia Wood, who died January 28, 
1761, and they had ten children: Shubael, 
Susanna, Isaac, John, Ezra, Lydia, Sarah, 
L'zza, Fear and Priscilla. He married (sec- 
ond) Widow Sarah Soule, who died August 
20. 1805, and they had one child, Mary. 

(V) Isaac, second son of John (3) and 
Lydia (Wood) Thomson, was born February 

1, 1746, and died December 21, 1819. He 
represented the town of Middleborough in the 
state legislature, then represented the county 
of Plymouth in the senate until his age com- 
pelled his retirement from public life, and was 
justice of the peace until his death. He was 
in the service of the public sixteen years, and 
was an industrious and public-spirited citizen, 
acting as ^a peace-maker in his capacity of 
magistrate. He was well known for his piety, 
uprightness, for his cordial and hearty man- 
ner and happy disposition. He had a large 
family and was very fond and proud of them. 
He married Lucy Sturtevant, who died No- 
vember 4, 1834, and their children were: i. 
John, born March 22, 1775, married (first) 
Sarah Austin, (second) Belinda Dean and 
(third) Jane Richardson, and settled in Maine. 

2. Cyrus, born December 23. 1776, married 
Rebecca Robinson and lived in Maine. 3. 

Lydia, born March i, 1779, married Rev. Eli- 
jah Dexter. 4. Isaac, born November 7, 1781, 
married Abia Haskell. 5. Uzza. 6. Lucy, 
born October i. 1786, married Cephas Thomp- 
son. 7. George, born August 12, 1788, mar- 
ried Deborah P. Clark. 8. Mary, born .'\pril 
14, 1790, married Robert Capen. 9. Ezra, 
born Alarch 8, 1792, married Cynthia Clifford. 
10. Harriet, born December 19, 1795, married 
Solomon Thompson. 

(VI) Uzza, fourth son of Isaac and Lucy 
(Sturtevant) Thompson, was born August 23, 
1784, and died January 5, 1849. He settled 
on a farm in Hartford, Maine, purchased 
from the Thompson grant. He married .\bi- 
gail W. Elliott, of Rumford, Maine, and they 
had children: i. Lucy S., born September 22, 
1808, married James B. DeCoster, of Buck- 
field, Maine. 2. Mary Ann, born May 8, 1810, 
married Hiram Hall. 3. Louisa. 4. Ezra, 
born May 4, 1816, died May 30, 1816. 5. 
Charlotte, born October 6, 1817. 6. Abigail 
E., born June 3, 1821, married (first) Alanson 
Bradford and (second) William R. French. 
7. George C, born October 15, 1827, married 
Harriet B. Bisbee. 8. Isaac H., born January 
3, 1 83 1, married Hattie E. Bray. 

(\TI) Louisa, third daughter of Uzza and 
Abigail W. (Elliott) Thompson, was born 
March 12, 1814, and married V^aranes DeCos- 
ter, a farmer of Buckfield, Maine. (See De- 
Coster II.) 

The ancestors of the 
ALEXANDER Alexander family which 

was active in the settle- 
ment of Brunswick. Topsham, Harpswell and 
adjoining tow-ns in Maine, lived for centuries 
on the peninsula of Kintyre, in Argyleshire, 
Scotlanil. The family was closely allied with 
the Argyles, a sort of cousin clan. In 1641 a 
member of this family settled in Coleraine, in 
the vallev of the Bann, near Londonderry, in 
the province of Ulster, Ireland. His great- 
grandson was the immigrant founder of the 
family in this country. In 1719 Robert Tem- 
ple, an old officer of the English army, sought 
to settle with desirable emigrants large tracts 
of land which he had purchased of the Kenne- 
bec and Pejepscot companies. These people 
landed in Topsham, Maine, which probably 
received its name from the port of Temple's 
departure, and took up lands extending from 
Merrymeeting Bay along the Cathance and 
Androscoggin rivers. They constituted the 
majority of the early inhabitants of Bruns- 
wick, living between New Meadows and 
Maquoit. Because of Lovewell's Indian war. 



172J-25. further immigration was checked and 
most of those already settled abandoned their 
homes, some removing to Londonderry, New 
Hampshire, and others, perhaps the majority, 
to Pennsylvania. Professor Perry, of Wil- 
liams College, has well said : "These Scotch- 
Irish were all in general, one sort of people. 
If thev had but one book to a family, that book 
was surely the Bible, and if there were two 
volumes to a family, the second place in most 
cases was disputed between Fox's "Book of 
Martvrs" and Bunvan's "Pilgrim's Progress." 
Each'companv brought with them as a part of 
the indispensable outfit the much prized po- 
tato, to which the lands of New England, al- 
wavs so sandy, are adapted. Each company 
also brought the agricultural implements need- 
ful for the culture of the flax-plant, and the 
looms for weaving the linen textures. Noth- 
ing connected with the new comers excited so 
much interest in English and Puritan Boston 
in 1719 and the three following years, as the 
small wheels worked by women and propelled 
by the feet, for turning the straight liax-fibres 
into thread." 

(I) David Alexander came with Robert 
Temple from Ulster, Ireland, in 1719, and re- 
moved to Topsham, Maine, accompanied by 
his son William and by numerous other 
Scotch-Irish immigrants, who settled in the 
vicinity. No record appears in this country of 
his birth or marriage, and the names of his 
wife or children, other than the one above 
named, are unknown. He was killed by an 
Indian sometime during Lovewell's war, and 
the place of the sepulchre is unknown. 

(II) William, son of David Alexander, set- 
tled upon his father's lands in Topsham after 
Lovewell's war, and there remained until 
shortly after 1 730. when he removed to Harps- 
well Neck. There he built a house in 1737, 
which is still standing. He was noted for his 
strength, and served as a soldier in Lovewell's 
war. He married Jennet, daughter of James 
\\'ilson, who settled in Topsham at the same 
time as his father. William Alexander and 
wife lived until after 1773. Children: David 
(q. v.) : James, 1739; William, 1741 ; Samuel, 
1743; John. 1745; Hugh, 175 1. 

(III) David (2), son of William and Jen- 
net (Wilson) .Alexander, was born at Harps- 
well, 1737, died October 29, 1792, in the same 
town. In 1 761 he married Anna, daughter of 
Joseph of Harpswcll. She was born 
in 1736, died September 22, 1809, and both are 
buried in the Harpswell Neck churchyard. Iler 
father, Joseph Ewiiig. uas a mason by trade, 
and lived on (Ireat Ireland. In 1757 he was 

a member of Adam Hunter's company of In- 
dian fighters, and during the revolution served 
on several revolutionary committees, and also 
as a soldier in Captain Nehemiah Curtis' com- 
pany. He was a Congregationalist, and promi- 
nent in the first parish of Harpswell. Chil- 
dren: William (q. v.); Joseph, born .March 
16, 1765; David, March 13, 1767; Anna, Sep- 
tember 3. 1769; James, October 12, 1771 ; 
Isaac, (ktober 10, 1774: Isabell, October 10, 
1775; Jennett, July 9, 1777; Rebecca, Septem- 
ber 10, 1779. 

(IV) William (2), son of David (2) and 
Anna (Ewing) Alexander, was born in Harps- 
well, Maine, November 13, 1762, died in 
Brunswick, Maine, October 10, 1847. He 
served in Captain John Rogers' company of 
the Second Cumberland County Regiment of 
Massachusetts militia under Colonel Nathaniel 
Jordan, and was also a seaman on the United 
States ship "Protector," carrying twenty-six 
guns and two hundred men, commanded by 
(Taptain John Foster Williams. .After his dis- 
charge he became a farmer and ship carpenter 
and removed to Brunswick in 1791. He mar- 
ried. December 23, 1786, Betsey Cami)bcll, of 
I'ortland, daughter of Captain William and 
Elizabeth (Price) Campbell, of Falmouth. 
Both are buried in the Growstown (Bruns- 
wick) churchyard. (See Campbell V.) Chil- 
dren of William and Betsey ((Tampbell) Alex- 
ander: 1. Aletta, born March 12, 1788. died 
June 3. 1792. 2. James, born November 2, 
1789, died October 3, 1876. 3. Campbell (q. 
v.). 4. Isaac, born October 19, 1793, died 
January 11, 1794. 5. Isabella, born Decem- 
ber 4, 1794, died February 29, 1852. 6. Eliza, 
born June 11, 1797, died June 4, 1875. 7. 
Ewing, born June 14, 1799, died May 6, 1883. 
8. Aletta. horn March 31, 1802, died Septem- 
ber 21. 1830. 9. Joseph, born November 28, 
1804, died May 17, 1890. 10. Ann. born .\pril 
4, 1806, died July 8, 1881. II. Hiram, born 
May II, 1S08. died December 20, 1896. 

(V) Campbell, son of William (2) and 
Betsey (Campbell) Alexander, was born Oc- 
tober 18, 1791, in Harpswell, died October 15, 
1864. in Richmond. He was a ship builder, 
and settled in Richmond in 1818. He mar- 
ried, March 20, 1812, Margaret Stanwood, of 
Brunswick. She was a daughter of James 
and Margaret (Chase) Stanwood, of Bruns- 
wick (sec Stanwood \"). She was bom Au- 
gust 13, 1790, died December i, 1845, buried 
in the cemetery at Richmond. He married 
(second) December 16, 18J9, Hannah Weston, 
of Brunswick, born 1795, died October 11, 
187 1, buried in the cemetery at Richmond. 



Children by first marriage: i. Stanwood (q. 
v.). 2. \\illia,/i, born JNIarch 21, 1815, died 
]\Ia\' 21, 1834. 3. Henry, born January 30, 
1816, died July 12, 1840. 4. Charles, born 
September 17. 1818, died October 27, 1851. 5. 
Isaac, born February 18, 1820, died March 9, 
1892. 6. Margaret, born May i, 1824, died 
May 30, 1903. 7. Betsey, born April 30, 1826, 
■died August 8. 1826. 8. Rebecca, born March 
30, 1827, died October 9, 1843. 

(VI) Stanwood, son of Campbell and Mar- 
garet (Stanwood) Alexander, was born Au- 
gust 13, 1813, in Brunswick, IMaine, died in 
Richmond, August 7, 1852. He early ex- 
hibited rare skill in the construction of ves- 
sels, and before he was thirty years of age 
had become one of the most extensive and 
popular shipbuilders on the Kennebec river. 
P'rom 1845 t^o 1852, during his partnership 
with Thomas J. Southard, the firm built six- 
teen ships, barks and brigs, as follows : In 1846 
the brig "Josephine"; 1847, the barks "Alice 
Frazier" and "John Murray," brig "Sea Bird" 
and ship "Alasonic"; 1848, ship "Buena \'ista," 
bark "T. J. Southard" ; 1849, ships "Hamp- 
ton" and "Forest Queen" : 1850, ships "Delia 
Maria" and "Washington"; 1851, ships "B. 
Sewell." "Lucy W. Hale," "Arctic" and "Har- 
riet Frances" ; 1852, ships "B. K. Page," which 
was upon the stocks when Mr. Alexander's 
death occurred. 

He married (first) July 10, 1841, Eleanor 
Elizabeth, daughter of James and Eleanor 
Dunlap ; she died September 25, 1842. Mar- 
ried (second) November 25, 1843, Priscilla 
Brown, of Litchfield, born May 18, 1823, died 
November 17, 1864, daughter of Solomon and 
Sarah Elizabeth (Rumery) Brown, of Gor- 
liam (see Brown VI). Both wives are buried 
in the cemetery of Richmond. Child by first 
wife: James Henry, born June 26, i8_|2, died 
July 4, 1904. Children by second wife: i. 
De Alva Stanwood (q. v.). 2. Ellen Lucette, 
born June 10, 1847, fl'ed August 10, 1849. 3. 
Edward Payson, born October 26, 185 1, died 
December 13, 1852. 

(\ II) De Alva Stanwood, son of Stanwood 
and Priscilla (Brown) Ale.xander, was born 
July 17, 1845, i" Richmond. After the death 
of his father he removed to Litchfield, being 
a student at Litchfield Academy. In 1862 he 
enlisted as a member of Company C, One 
Hundred and Twenty-eighth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, and continued in the military service 
three years, until the close of the war. After 
leaving the army in 1865 he prepared for col- 
lege at Edward Little Institute (Lewiston 
Falls Academy), in ;\.uburn, Maine, and sub- 

sequently entered Bowdoin College, from 
which he was graduated in 1870 with the de- 
gree of A. B. Three years later his alma 
mater conferred upon him the degree of A. 
M. and in 1907 that of LL. D. In 1906 he was 
elected an overseer of the college. Immedi- 
ately after his graduation in 1870 he went to 
Fort Wayne, Indiana, to teach school, and 
soon afterward became one of the editors and 
proprietors of the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, 
the leading Republican paper of northern In- 
diana. In the meantime he had engaged in the 
study of law, and was admitted to the bar 
at Indianapolis in 1877 and at once engaged 
in practice. He was a delegate to the Repub- 
lican national convention in 1872, and was 
secretary of the Indiana Republican state cen- 
tral committee from 1874 to 1878. In 1881 
he was appointed fifth auditor of the United 
States Treasury Department, and took up his 
residence in Washington, D. C, where he re- 
mained until 1885, when he formed a law 
partnership with his college classmate, Hon. 
James A. Roberts, and engaged in the prac- 
tice of law at Buffalo, New York. In 1889 
he was appointed L'nited States attorney for 
the northern district of New^ York, and held 
the office until December, 1893. In 1896 he 
was elected to the fifty-fifth congress and has 
been successively re-elected and is now serv- 
ing his seventh term, as a member of the sixty- 
first congress. He has been continually a 
member of the judiciary and rivers and har- 
bors committees. In 1906 his "Political His- 
tory of the State of New York," in three vol- 
umes, was published by Henry Holt & Com- 
pany, of New York. During his first resi- 
dence in Washington as an auditor of the 
Treasury, he was elected and served one term 
as commander of the Department of the Poto- 
mac, Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Ale.x- 
ander is a thirty-second degree Mason, a mem- 
ber of the Buffalo Club, the Buffalo Univer- 
sity Club, the Buffalo Westminster Club, the 
Buffalo Historical Society, the Maine His- 
torical Society and the New York State His- 
torical Society, being a director of the last 
named. He attends tlie ^^'estminster Presby- 
terian Church of Buffalo. He married (first) 
September 14, 1871, Alice, born January 11, 
1850, died at Buffalo, New York, February 
23, 1890, daughter of Dr. Jonas and Almira 
(Hull) Colbv, the former of Henniker. New 
Hampshire, and the latter of Defiance, Ohio. 
Married (second) December 28, 1893, Anne 
Gerlach, born July 19, 1846, daughter of 
David Gerlach and Mary (Feiro) Bliss, of 
Buff'alo, New York. No issue. 



William Brown came from Eng- 
BROWN land to Plymouth, Plymouth 

Colony, Massachusetts, about 
1635. He married, July 16, 1649. Mary Mur- 
dock. He took part in the King Philip's war, 
being one of the soldiers in the colonial army 
that took part in the celebrated Swamp Fight, 
December 16. 1675, being a member of Cap- 
tain Groton's company. lie died in Plymouth 
about 1694. Children of William and Mary 
(Murdock) Brown were: i. Mary, born May 
14, 1650. 2. George (q. v.). 3. William, born 
April I, 1654, was an original settler of Bris- 
tol, Massachusetts, in i68o, and member of 
the council of Sir Edmund Andros, 1686 ; mar- 
ried Susannah Harding, October 2-j, 1699, and 
had children : Susannah, born in Eastham, 
October 30, 1700, and Liddiah, April 30, 1702. 
4. Samuel, born March, 1656. married Martha 
Harding. February 19, 1682-83, and had cliil- 
dren: Bethia, 1684; Bethia, 1685; Martha, 
1688; Samuel, November 7, 1690. 5. John, 
married and had children: Sarah, 1690: John, 
1692; Hannah, 1694: Zebulon, 1696: David, 
1699; Mary. 1701. 6. James, married Deborah 

and had: Martha, 1694; James, 1696; 

Deborah, 1699; Jedediah, 1701 ; Thomas, 1703. 

(II) George, eldest son and second child of 
William and Mary (Murdock) Brown, was 
born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, January 16, 
1652. He made his home in Eastham, Barn- 
stable county, established June 7, 1651, and up 
to that time known as Nawsett. He married 
Martha, daughter of Joseph and Bethia 
(Cook) Harding, and granddaughter of Jo- 
seph Cook, of Plymouth. His name appears 
among the legal inhabitants of Eastham, en- 
rolled in 1695, and the George Brown whose 
grave in the Eastham burial ground records 
his name and the date of death, January 18, 
175 — (the unit figure obliterated) was evi- 
dently his son, as the name seldom occurs. 
He had also a son Samuel. 

(III) Samuel, son of George and Martha 
(Harding) Brown, of Eastham, Barnstable 
county, Massachusetts, took part in the Span- 
ish war of 1745-49, and the first Indian and 
French war, 1754-60. He was moderator of 
town meeting, June 12, 1729, Eastham, North 
Precinct. His uncle, Samuel Brown, married 

Ruth and had children : Abigail, born 

in Eastham, July 28, 1709; Samuel, April 27, 
171 1 : Samuel (2), January 25, 1713-14; .Me- 
hitable, December i, 1714; Ruth, December 
25. 1716. He died May 3, 1739, aged fortv- 
eight years. Samuel and his wife, whose name 
is not identified in the lost list of Browns, had 
children, including a son Solomon (q. v.). 

(IV) Solomon, son of Samuel Brown, of 
Eastham, Barnstable county, Massachusetts, 
removed to Gorham, Cumberland county, dis- 
trict of Maine, which township had been 
granted to the soldiers who served in the King 
Philip war, 1728. and was first settled in 1736, 
and at that time was known as Narragansett 
No. 7, afterwards Gorhamtown, in honor of 
Captain John Gorham, and the town was in- 
corporated in 1764. Solomon Brown was a 
member of Captain Hart William's company 
in the Eighteenth Continental Regiment, Colo- 
nel Edward Phinney. He married and had a 
son Simeon (q. v.). 

(V) Simeon, son of Solomon Brown, lived 
in Gorham, from which town he joined the 
Continental army as a member of the Fifteenth 
Massachusetts line. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of James and Alary (Bean) Emery, 
of Buxton, York county, Alaine, and grand- 
daughter of Captain Jonathan Bean, of Bidde- 
ford, York county. They had children in- 
cluding Solomon (q. v.). 

(\T) Solomon (2), son of Simeon and 
Elizabeth (Emery) Brown, was born in Gor- 
ham, Alaine, Alarch 5, 1795, died July 19, 
1875. He married (first) October 17, 1813, 
Sarah Elizabeth Rumery, of Biddeford. Mar- 
ried (second) 1825, Sarah P. Saleme. Mar- 
ried (third) 1854, Julia Plimpton, of Wal- 
pole, Massachusetts. He settled in Litchfield, 
Kennebec county, Maine, w^here he was one of 
the founders and first treasurer of Litchfield 
Academy. Children of first marriage: i. 
Elizabeth Emery, born 1817, died at Defiance, 
Ohio, November ii, 1883: married (first) Ja- 
bez Xickerson; (second) Thomas J. Cole; no 
issue. 2. Priscilla (q. v.). Children of sec- 
ond marriage : 3. Margaret, born September 
15, 1827, died March i, 1869; married, in 
1857, Israel Preble, of Richmond, Maine; chil- 
dren : Frederick, L., Horace W'ilber 

and Horace E. 4. Edward Payson, born Sep- 
tember 15, 1828; married, in 1849, Margaret, 
daughter of John Scott, of Terre Haute, In- 
diana; died at Terre Haute, November 12, 
1855, leaving one child, Ida Scott, wdio mar- 
ried Harry Simmons, of Indianajjolis, Indiana ; 
she left one child, Harry Simmons Jr. 

(\TI) Priscilla. daughter of .Solomon and 
Sarah Elizabeth (Rumery) Brown, born May 
i8, 1823, was reared in Litchfield. Maine, and 
married, November 25, 1843, Stanwood Alex- 
ander, of Richmond, Sagadahoc county, Maine. 
She died November 17, 1864, leaving one 
child, De .A.lva Stanwood Alexander. ( See 
Alexander.) The Stanwood line: 

(1) Philip Stanwood, the immigrant, came 



from England to Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 
1652, and served as selectman of the town in 
1667. By his wife Jane had children as fol- 
lows: Philip; John, 1653; Jane, 1655; Sam- 
uel (q. V.) ; Jonathan, March 29, 1661 ; 
Naomi, April 29, 1664; Ruth, IMarch 10, 1667'; 
Hannah, September 16, 1670. Philip, the im- 
migrant, died August 7, 1672, and his widow 
married, September 12, 1673, John Pearce, as 
his second wife, and she died x\ugust 18, 1706. 

(II) Samuel, son of Philip and Jane Stan- 
wood, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 
January 5, 1658. He married, November 16, 
1686, Hannah Babson and had five children 
before 1695, of which Ebenezer (q. y.) is 
named as having in 1695 removed to Ames- 
bury. Samuel Stanwood served in King 
Philip's war, 1676-78, Queen Ann's war 1703- 
13, and received a grant of land at Kettle 
Cove, Cumberland county, district of Maine, 
for services in the Colonial wars. 

(III) Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Hannali 
(Babson) Stanwood, was born in Gloucester; 
removed to Brunswick, Cumberland county, 
Maine, 171 7, was lieutenant in Captain John 
Gile's company in Lovewell's war, 1722-25, 
and selectman in 1743-45. He married and 
had three sons as follows: i. David, had a son 
William who was at the battles of Monmouth 
and White Plains in the revolutionary war ; 
he served as selectman, was representative to 
legislature, and was an overseer of Bowdoin 
College. 2. William (q. v.). 3- Samuel, the 
first representative to the general court of 
Massachusetts; to Samuel's branch belongs 
Mrs. James G. Blaine and Mary Abigail Dodge 
(Gail Hamilton). 

(IV) William, son of Ebenezer Stanwood, 
was born in 1726, in Brunswick, Cumberland 
county, Maine. He served in the Spanish or 
fifth Indian war, 1745-49; as a selectman 1767- 
69 and 1774-81, and in 1778-79 was a mem- 
ber of a committee to supply families of revo- 
lutionary soldiers and to fix prices so as to 
prevent a monopoly in trade. He married 
Elizabeth Reed, of Topsham. Children : Will- 
iam, Thomas, David, James, Samuel, Philip, 
James (q. v.), Margaret and Elizabeth. Will- 
iam Stanwood died July 17, 1797; his wife 
died October 6,.i8i9, aged ninety-three. 

(V) James, son of William and Elizabeth 
(Reed) Stanwood, was born in Brunswick, 
Maine, February 28, 1763. He married, Oc- 
tober 29, 1786, Margaret, born November 7, 
1767, daughter of Judah Chase, of Brunswick, 
who settled there in 1752, served in the French 
or sixth Indian war, 1754-60, and married 


Children of James and 

Margaret (Chase) Stanwood: David, .Mar- 
garet (q. v.), James, Judah and Elizabeth. 

(VI) Margaret, daughter of James and 
Margaret (Chase) Stanwood, was born in 
Brunswick, Maine, August 13, 1796, died De- 
cember I, 1845. She married, March 20, 181 2, 
Campbell Alexander, of Richmond, Sagadahoc 
county, Maine (see Alexander). The Camp- 
bell line is as follows : 

(I) William Campbell, of Campbelltown, 
Argyleshire, Scotland, a descendant and cadet 
of the house of Auchinbreck and a Covenanter 
who, after participating in Monmouth rebel- 
lion escaped to Londonderry, Ireland, in 1685, 
and afterwards engaged in the defense of that 
stronghold against the siege holding the rank 
of lieutenant-colonel in the forces of William 
of Orange. He left two sons, James and 
Samuel (q. v.). 

(II) James, son of William Campbell, was 
born in county Ulster, Ireland, and settled in 
Londonderry, New Hampshire, in 1735, from 
whence he went to Cherry Valley, New York, 
1741. He married, in Ireland, Jane or Jennet 
Humphrey; children: John, William (q. v.), 
James and Elizabeth. 

(III) William (2), son of James and Jane 
or Jennet (Humphrey) Campbell, settled in 
Londonderry, New Hampshire, and afterward 
removed to Falmouth, Maine. He had at least 
one son, William (q. v.). 

(IV) Captain William (3), son of William 
(2) Campbell, was born in Falmouth, Maine. 
He married, 1765, Elizabeth, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Jenkins) Price, and granddaughter 
of Samuel Jenkins, all of whom removed from 
England to St. Eustatius, one of the Dutch 
West India Islands, and afterwards to the 
English island of St. Kitt, where in 1747 John 
Price and Sarah Jenkins were married. Sub- 
sequently Sarah (Jenkins) Price and her 
daughter, Elizabeth Price, removed to Fal- 
mouth, Maine, where Sarah, or Madam Price, 
as she was popularly known, taught the first 
ladies' school established in that place. Madam 
Price died August 5. 1824, having attained the 
age of ninety-four years. The Price family 
are buried in the Eastern Cemetery of Port- 
land. Captain William and Elizabeth (Price) 
Campbell had three children: Betsey (q. v.), 
Aletta and Alexander. 

(V) Betsey, daughter of Captain William 
and Elizabeth (Price) Campbell, was born in 
Falmouth, Maine, September 15, 1769, died 
November 18, 1848. She married, December 
23, 1786, William Alexander (see Alexander), 



of Harpswell. Cumberland county, Maine. 
William and Betsey (Price) Alexander are 
buried in the Growstown churchyard, Bruns- 
wick, Maine. 

This name, also spelled Cour- 
CORSOX son, first appeared in the town 
of Lebanon, York county, 
Maine, two years after the town was incor- 
porated and the name of Lebanon substituted 
for the Indian name of Towwoh, by which 
the territory was granted to the settlers by the 
general court of .Mas.sachusetts, June 25, 1767. 
Moses and John Corson (spelled in the muster 
rolls. Courson), of Lebanon, Maine, enlisted, 
the former May 15, the latter May 20, 1775, 
in Captain Philip Hubbard's company, Colonel 
James Scrmmon's regiment, and were sta- 
tioned at Bunker Mill during the historic bat- 
tle at that place, June 17, 1775. John was a 
private and died in the army, July zj, 1775. 
Moses, who married. May 15, 1769, Eliza- 
beth Perkins, left the army July 2, 1775, and 
returned to his home. 

(I) Aaron Corson came from Rochester, 
New Hampshire, in 1769 and settled in Le- 
banon, Maine. He was an original settler on 
the farm which in i8g6 was occupied by the 
widow of William Corson. Prominence is 
given to Aaron, as he was a corporal in Cap- 
tain Jedediah Goodwin's company. Colonel Ed- 
ward Wigglesworth's regiment, during the 
American revolution, and was discharged at 
Albany, New York, November 30, 1776. The 
name of his wife is not on record, but he had 
children : John, see forward. Enoch, married 
Betsey, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy 
(Tuttle) Lord, of Lebanon. Dorcas, died un- 

(II) John, son of .\aron Corson, was born 
in 1773 in Lebanon, Maine, four years after 
his father settled there, and he died April 18, 
1885. He was married in Lebanon, Novem- 
ber 13, 1794, to Tamson Hodgdon, who was 
born in 1774, and died July 10, 1865. 

(I) Samuel Corson, brother of Aaron, 
settled in Lebanon, Maine, in 1770, and died 
there in 1785. The New Hampshire Revo- 
lutionary Rolls show him to have been a mem- 
ber of a party "Scouting in the woods under 
Captain Timothy Robards, for ten days, from 
June 18, 1744," at Rochester, New Hampshire. 
He was also in a scouting party at Rochester 
under Samuel Miller from June 29 to July 13, 
1744, and is borne as a sergeant on the muster 
roll of Captain James Guppy's company of 
twenty men who received allowance for serv- 
ices at Rochester in 1746. Among his chil- 

dren were: John Tibbits, see forward. Levi, 
a lieutenant in the militia of the town of Le- 

(II) John Tibbits, son of Samuel Corson, 
was biorn in Lebanon, Maine, November 15, 
1774, and died February 29, 1848. He was 
also a lieutenant in the militia of the town 
of Lebanon. He married, October 28, 1794, 
Sarah Churchill, who died January 6, 1863. 
Of their seventeen children eight attained ma- 

(III) Eri Drew, youngest child of John 
Tibbits and Sarah (Churchill) Corson, was 
born September 6, 1818, and died January i, 
1853. lie married, iVugust 12, 1841, Lydia 
(who died in Washington, District of Colum- 
bia, April 7, 1891), daughter of Ebenezer and 
Margaret (Lord) Peircc. They had three 
sons : George Edgar, see forward. James 
Hyler, enlisted at the age of seventeen years 
in the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteer In- 
fantry, October 12, 1861, and died of typhoid 
fever at Camp California, near Alexandria, 
\'irginia, January 9, 1862. Eri Everett, died 
at the age of three years. 

(I\') George Edgar, eldest child of Eri 
Drew and Lydia (Peirce) Corson, was born 
in Lebanon, Maine, July 30, 1842. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of 
his native town and in the Lebanon Academy. 
August 30, 1861, at the age of nineteen years, 
he enlisted at Dover, New Hampshire, in the 
Seventeenth United States Regular Infantry, 
the regiment being at that time stationed and 
in progress of organization at Fort Preble, 
Portland Harbor, Alaine. Soon after report- 
ing at the fort he was placed on extra duty 
as acting quartermaster and commissary ser- 
geant, and assisted in the organization of the 
quartermaster and commissary departments of 
his regiment, and in arming and equipping it 
for service in the field. In March, 1862, he 
accompanied his regiment to Washington, Dis- 
trict of Columbia, where it was assigned to 
duty with the Army of the Potomac, with 
which it savi' active and honorable service until 
the close of the war. While stationed in front 
of Yorktown in April, 1862, he was appointed 
by the commantling officer of his regiment the 
commissary sergeant of its First Battalion, 
which rank he held for the remaining two and 
a half years of his enlistment. He saw service 
with his regiment in all the campaigns of the 
Army of the Potomac, on the Peninsula, at 
Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, in New- 
York in the suppression of the draft riots, at 
Mine Run, and in the spring of 1864, llirough 
the Wilderness to Spottsylvania. Though a 

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non-combatant by virtue of his office as com- 
missary sergeant, his post of duty being with 
the wagon train in the rear, and being thereby 
exempt from all the risks and hazards of battle, 
yet having the patriotic and fighting blood of 
his colonial and revolutionary ancestors in his 
veins, and being desirous of seeing service with 
his comrades on the firing line, he, on May 8, 
1864, applied for and obtained the permission 
of his superior officer to report to the com- 
manding officer of his regiment for duty at 
the front. He did so at once, and participated 
with his regiment in the battle of Laurel Hill 
on Way 10, and in the battle of Spottsylvania 
Court House, May 12, 1864. In the last- 
named engagement he received a severe gun- 
shot wound through his left side, which be- 
came the subject of great interest to the army 
surgeons, and is noted by Surgeon George A. 
Otis in his "Surgical History of the War of 
the Rebellion," among the celebrated cases of 
gunshot wounds of the abdomen. For faith- 
ful and meritorious service as a non-commis- 
sioned officer, and for courage and gallantry 
in action, he was recommended by his regi- 
mental officers for a commission in the regular 
armv. but being incapacitated by reason of his 
wound for service in the field, and having no 
liking for life at an army post, he declined the 
proffered honor and at the expiration of his 
term of service, August 29, 1864, took his 
discharge. A few weeks later he went to 
Washington, District of Columbia, and on Oc- 
tober 10, 1864, was appointed to a clerkship 
in the war department, where he has continued 
in various positions of trust and responsibility 
up to the present time (1909). He is an 
alumnus of the George Washington Univer- 
sity, having been graduated from the Colum- 
bian Law School in June, 1871, with the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Laws, and was at once 
admitted to the bar and to practice in the 
courts of the District of Columbia. He was 
mustered into the Grand Army of the Re- 
public in 1 87 1 and has been an active worker 
in that organization for nearly forty years. 
He was one of the "Old Guard" that pre- 
served and kept intact the Department of the 
Potomac, of which he was department com- 
mander in 1878. He has risen to distinction 
in all the rites and orders of the Masonic fra- 
ternity, is a past grand junior warden of the 
Grand Lodge, past grand high priest of the 
Royal Arch Masons, past grand commander 
of the Grand Commandery of the Knights 
Templar of the District of Columbia, and in- 
spector general, honorary, of the Thirty-third 
Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite : 

he is president of the Masonic \' eteran Asso- 
ciation, a member of the -Association of Old- 
est Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, of 
the National Geographic Society, of the Amer- 
ican National Red Cross, and of the Maine 
Association in the District of Columbia. iMr 
Corson married. May 30, 1885, FJlen Louisa' 
daughter of George M. Seipp, of Baltimore' 
Maryland, and their only child, Edna Lois,' 
was born March 5, 1886, and is pursuing her 
studies in the George Washington University, 
and also in the Library of Congress, in which 
she holds a position in the classification divis- 
ion, given her by the librarian because of the 
special aptitude shown by her as a library 
student and her interest in library work. 

The names of Stedman and 
STEADMAN Steadman often appear on 
the early records of towns 
in Massachusetts and Connecticut. John 
Stedman was of Cambridge in 1638; John 
Stedman, of Hartford, had a son John, born 
there in 165 1 ; Robert Stedman, of Cambridge, 
was a freeman in 1638; another member of 
the family resided near Boston, participated 
either in the revolution or war of 1812, pre- 
sumably the former, married a Miss Randall, 
and died of yellow fever. William Stedman 
rnoved to Hebron, Maine, married a Miss Gar- 
diner, whose ancestors came on the "May- 
flower," her father being one of the members 
of the famous "Boston Tea Party." From 
these and others are descended many worthy 
citizens of New England. The Stedmans 
came to this country from England, and many 
of the name are found in Scotland, where it 
is pronounced as though it were Steedman. 

Amasa Steadman, grandfather of James M. 
Steadman, was born in Hebron, Maine, toward 
the latter part of the seventeenth century. He 
married Martha Washburn, and among' their 
children were Ephraim M., see forward ; Mrs. 
Harriet Burnham, of Sanford ; and Mrs. J. 
Keen, of Bridgton. 

Ephraim M. Steadman, father of James M. 
Steadman, was born in Hebron, Maine, Octo- 
ber I, 1825. He attended the schools of his 
native town, acquiring a practical education, 
and in 1855 established himself in trade at 
North Livermore, and from that time until 
his death, a period of half a century, was 
actively engaged in his chosen vocation of 
merchant, advancing from the position of pro- 
prietor of the small country store in Livermore 
to become the head of Steadman, Hawkes & 
Company, one of the principal wholesale com- 
mercial houses in the state. He had a lono- 



and unifoniily successful business career. He 
was in trade in Lewiston from i860 to 1874, 
when he came to Portland and entered the 
firm of Atwood. Stcadman & Company, whole- 
sale gjocers. Shortly afterward, upon the re- 
tirement of Mr. Atwood, he acquired the en- 
tire interest in this business, and with the 
assistance of his son, James M. Steadman, 
establi.shed the firm of E. M. Steadman & 
Company, at 221 Commercial street, Portland, 
which by the united efforts of father and son 
became one of the most successful wholesale 
houses in the state. In 1902, after twenty-five 
years of successful business, it was incorporated 
under the name of Steadman, Hawkes & 
Company, uniting the business of Skillin, 
Hawkes & Company with that of the firm and 
creating one of the largest and most substan- 
tial wholesale grocery houses upon Commer- 
cial street. Mr. Steadman took an active part 
in the management of the company, though 
his duties at the last, owing to his failing 
health, were largely assumed by his son and 
partner, James M. Mr. Steadman had large 
and important interests outside of his mer- 
cantile connections. He was one of the found- 
ers of the Chapman National Bank, in which 
he served as director from its establishment 
until his death. He was a member and trustee 
of the Pine Street Methodist Episcopal Church 
of Portland, and his benefactions thereto were 
always timely and considerable. He was a 
member of Androscoggin Lodge of Odd Fel- 
lows, and of several other charitable and bene- 
ficial organizations. He was a prominent and 
commanding factor in the commercial world, 
and his career, from the small commencement 
till success crowned his efforts, should prove 
an inspiration for others to follow. Mr. Stead- 
man married, in Winthrop, Maine, 1846, Ann 
L. Whitney, born at Canton, Maine, October 
15, 1826, daughter of James and Ann (Gibbs) 
Whitney, the latter of whom i? a descendant 
of the Gibbs family, one of the first settlers of 
Livermore, Maine. Two children were born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Steadman: James M.. see 
forward, and a child who died young. The 
married life of Mr. and Mrs. Steadman was 
particularly long and happy; the fiftieth anni- 
versary of their marriage, which was fittingly 
celebrated in i8g6, is well remembered by their 
many friends as an occasion of great felicity. 
Mr. Steadman died at his residence, 62 Thom- 
as street, Portland, May 14, 1905, after a 
protracted illness of several weeks. His death 
was keenly felt in the home to which he was 
most sincerely devoted, and also bv all with 

whom he had connection, either in business or 
social life. 

James M. Steadman was born in Winthrop, 
Maine, March 24, 1847. He attended the pub- 
lic school of Livermore until he was twelve 
years of age, then attended the Lewiston 
school, after which he entered the Auburn 
Academy, completing his studies in that insti- 
tution. He then became a clerk in his father's 
general store and was there employed until 
April 27, 1864, when he enlisted as a private 
in Captain Sylvanus Cobb's company, Maine 
Volunteer Infantry, for sixty days. He served 
with his command at Kittery, r^Iainc, for seven- 
ty-three days and was then discharged. Soon 
afterward he returned to Lewiston and became 
an apprentice to the trade of machinist. Af- 
ter working at that three years, he concluded 
that mercantile life better suited his tastes and 
inclinations, and accordingly entered the em- 
ploy of A. M. Jones, retail shoe dealer, in the 
capacity of clerk, remaining in that capacity 
two years. In 1870 he entered into partner- 
ship with his father, and they carried on busi- 
ness together until 1874, when they disposed 
of the store and stock. He then became a 
member of the firm of Atwood, Steadman & 
Company, of Portland, which firm conducted 
an extensive and remunerative business. In 
1877 the Steadmans, father and son, having 
gained experience, purchased, Mr. Atwood's in- 
terest, and the firm became E. M. Steadman & 
Company. In 1902, on the incorporation of 
Steadman, Hawkes & Company, the following, 
officers were elected : James M. Steadman, 
president ; E. M. Steadman, vice-president ; 
James F. Hawkes, secretary and treasurer. 
The business was well and successfully con- 
ducted, and its owners prospered and were ac- 
counted among the leading merchants in their 
line. On January i, igo8, James ]\1. Stead- 
man purchased all the stock of the company, 
and is now sole owner of the business, which is 
being conducted under the incorporated name. 
Mr. Steadman is interested in other business 
enterprises in Portland, serving in the capacity 
of director in the Ciiapman National Bank 
and in the United States Trust Company. He 
is recognized in the community as a shrewd 
and practical business man, conducting his 
operations in a straightforward manner that 
cannot fail to attract attention and elicit praise. 
He votes the Republican ticket in national elec- 
tions, but in local politics is independent. He 
is a member of Androscoggin Lodge, No. 24^ 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Au- 
burn, ^.lainc. Himself and family attend the 

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Methodist Episcopal church. James M. Stead- 
man married, March 22, 1872, Addie F. 
Car\ill, Ijorn in Lewiston, Maine, Septem- 
ber 17, 1849, daughter of Orrin S. and 
Nancy (Dennett) Carvill, formerly of Lew- 
iston, who moved to California after the 
civil war. Mrs. Carvill died in Lewiston, 
Maine, 1873, aged forty-six years. Chil- 
dren of ^Ir. and Mrs. Carvill: Almon 
C, Abbie J-, deceased, who married Ed- 
ward Judkins : Alice, who married George H. 
Pippy : Addie F., aforementioned as the wife 
of James ]\L Steadman. Children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Steadman: Annie C, born January 17, 
1873, died July 10, 1876. Fred E., born May 
18, 1877, died December g, 1883. Maud, born 
November 19, 1881, wife of Dr. D. W. Co- 
burn. Patty, born April 23, 1884. Mabel, 
born June 8, 1887. 

This surname was often spelled in 
KING England, Kynge ; on the Rolls of 

Parliament and the Hundred Rolls 
are recorded Hamond le King, Sayer le King 
and Robert le Kynge. It is an uncommon 
name north of Shropshire, and though some 
branches of the family scattered through many 
counties, Devon, Cornwall, Cambridge, Essex 
and others, the Kings were best known in 
Gloucester, Hampshire, Warwick, and espe- 
cially Somerset and Wilts. Many of this name 
came to America after 1634 whose records 
show little to indicate a relationship between 
them. After much research, however, several 
lines have been connected with the English, 
and indications are strong that kinship e.xists 
betweeen the Kings of Hertfordshire, Kent 
and Surrey. But the emigrant ancestor of 
the following line in America is not yet clearly 
placed in his English home. But wherever and 
however ancient that may be, his family was 
undoubtedly of high standing or he would not 
have married into the family of a Massachu- 
setts clergyman. There is strong evidence that 
the descendants of Philip King, of Taunton, 
IMassachusetts, have been distinguished for 
their intellectuality, industry, patriotism, love 
of order, etiforts to promote education and for 
the advancement of all civil and religious in- 
stitutions. Each generation has successively 
laid broader foundations for their descend- 

(I) Philip, the earliest ancestor, came from 
England with his brother Cyrus and was set- 
tled in Braintree. Massachusetts, prior to 1680. 
At that date he went to Taunton, Massachu- 
setts (the part now Raynham), where he pur- 
chased land, the deed of which is on record at 

Taunton. He built a home on this land soon 
after his arrival and married "about 1680, Ju- 
dith, daughter of John Whitman, of Milton, 
Alassachusetts." He became a favorite with 
the Indians and he and his family were never 
molested by them. Captain Philip's funeral 
was an impressive one, with military honors, 
a large concourse following to his grave in 
the cemetery at Neck of Land, Taunton. Chil- 
dren : I. Mary, married John Leonard. 2. 
Lydia, married Nathaniel Williams Jr., and 
(second) John Macomber. 3. Judith, married 
Ebenezer Williams, of Taunton, and (second) 
Colonel Ebenezer Robinson. 4. Hannah, mar- 
ried Jonathan Padelford, whose descendants 
possess the walking staff Philip the emigrant 
brought from England, bearing his full name. 
5. Elizabeth, married John Hall. 6. Experi- 
ence, married Nicholas White, of Taunton. 7. 
John, married Alice Dean. 

(II) John, only son of Philip, and Judith 
(Whitman) King, was born in Taunton in 
1681. He married, about 1700, Alice Dean, 
of a prominent Taunton family. He died, ac- 
cording to his gravestone inscription, in 1741, 
"in his 60th year." His wife died in 1746. 
They had thirteen children : Judith, Philip, 
John, Hannah, Isaac. Abigail, Jonathan and 
David (twins), Josiah, Ruth, Mercy, Ebenezer 
and Benjamin. John King, hke his father, 
was interested in the Indians, and educated 
two — Campbell and Occeun — at his own ex- 
pense, to become missionaries to their native 

(III) Benjamin, youngest son of John and 
Alice (Dean) King, was born in Taunton 
(Raynham). He died 1803, aged eighty-five. 
He married Abiah, daughter of Deacon Sam- 
uel Leonard (and married twice after her 
death — Deliverance Eddy and the Widow 
Cobb). He was a worthy citizen, and pos- 
sessed a large estate bordering on the river. 
He was representative from Raynham to the 
general court in 1774, and was a delegate to 
the provincial congress. The children of Ben- 
jamin and Abiah were: George, William, Asa, 
Gains, Anna and Hazadiah. 

(IV) George, eldest son of Benjamin and 
Abiah (Leonard) King, was born in Rayn- 
ham, November 27, 1744. He married Bet- 
sey, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth 
(Hall) Shaw. He is described as "a power- 
ful, athletic man, with a courageous and pa- 
triotic spirit." He served in the revolutionary 
war for a year or more, under General Wash- 
ington at Roxbury and other places. He was 
orderly sergeant and clerk of the Raynham 
company. On the first call for soldiers he 



rode through the town to the accompaniment 
of fife and drum, rallying his townsmen to 
drive out of the country the British who "were 
killing Alassachusetts men." Children of 
George and Betsey w'ho grew up: Samuel, 
born May l8, 1771, married Sally Hall; 
George, born August 9, 1779, married Polly 
Hall. These two brothers were early settled 
in Maine ; Betsey married Enoch Shaw. 

(V) Samuel, eldest son of Sergeant George 
and Betsey (Shaw) King, was born in Rayn- 
ham. May 18, 1771. He was a carpenter and 
builder, also a farmer, and moved to Paris, 
Maine, with his uncle, Jairus Shaw. He mar- 
ried Sally, daughter of Jonathan Hall, who 
died December 9, 1862. Captain Samuel died 
April 26, 1856. They had eleven children: 
Samuel, born February 4, 1799, married Eliza 
Shaw, of Portland; Alonzo, February 3, 1801, 
married Miranda Prentiss; Sally Hall, Decem- 
ber 26, 1802, married Charles Durcll, of Ox- 
ford; Polly, February 20. 1803, married Ira 
Brett, of Portland; Joseph Haven, March 17, 
1807, married Charlotte Cushman, and (sec- 
ond) Lucy R. Clifford; Betsey Shaw, August 
7, 1809, died May 20, 1810; Horatio, June 
21, 181 1 ; Maria M., September 27, 1813, mar- 
ried Thomas H. Brown, M. D. ; Jairus Keith, 
February 2, 1816, married S. Jane Shaw ; Cy- 
rus S., September 2, 1818, married Dorcas K. 
Perley, of Portland ; William Otis, August 6, 
1820. married i\Iary Ann Clifford. 

(VI) Horatio, fourth son of Captain Sam- 
uel and Sally (Hall) King, was born in Paris, 
Maine, June 21, 181 1. He supplemented his 
common school education by extensive study 
and voluminous reading, acquiring also a good 
knowledge of the French language, which, 
added to his unusual literary culture by prac- 
tical training, proved of great value to him in 
his subsequent career. In 1829 he entered the 
office of The Jeffcrsonian, a Democratic paper 
published in his native town. In about a year 
he became one of the owners and six months 
later the sole proprietor, employing the village 
schoolteacher to assist him in his editorial 
work. He continued to edit this paper until 
1838, when he sold out and then terminated his 
professional connection with the public press. 
In the fall of that year he visited Washington. 
D. C, to look for a newspaper opening, but 
finding nothing to his mind he concluded to 
accept a clerkship in the Post Office depart- 
ment tendered him by Postmaster-General 
Amos Kendall, thus "commencing at the foot 
of the ladder that connection which proved 
alike beneficial to the country and honorable 
to himself and whence he climbed every step 

marked by his ability and energy, to the chief 
position." His was the unique distinction of 
being the only person who ever started with 
the lowest clerkshi]) and ended with the high- 
est office in the department — that of post- 
master-general. He filled successively the 
offices of correspondence clerk for New Eng- 
land ; superintendent of foreign mail service ; 
assistant postmaster-general. 1854-61 ; acting 
postmaster-general, being nominated February 
12, 1861, by President Buchanan as post- 
master-general, serving until the inauguration 
of President Lincoln and the appointment of 
his successor March 7, 1861. .A.ll these im- 
portant and responsible places Islr. King 
"filled with fidelity and distinguished ability." 
He was loyal and patriotic, and though exempt 
by age from military duty he furnished a repre- 
sentative recruit who was mustered in and 
served in the Union army. For this exhibition 
of patriotism Mr. King received official ac- 
knowledgment from the L'nited States govern- 
ment. After retiring from the postoffice de- 
partment he was appointed by President Lin- 
coln one of the commissioners to carry out the 
provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation 
in the District of Columbia, a service which 
continued nine months, when he became at- 
torney for the executive departments and in- 
ternational commissions until 1875. He then 
retired from active business. .After a second 
European tour, 1875-76, he published a book 
entitled "Sketches of Travel, or Twelve Months 
in Europe." He was a strong and ready 
writer and contributed to newspapers and 
magazines. He originated Saturday evening 
literary entertainments at his private residence 
in Washington, which became popular, and 
contributed largely to the cle\-ation of the liter- 
ary tone of the city. The one hundredth meet- 
ing was held February 21, 1884, aitd at the 
request of citizens, the proceedings were pub- 
lished in a pamphlet of forty-eight pages. Mr. 
King was a member for sixteen years (and 
most of the time was secretary) of the Wash- 
ington National Monument Society, and had 
the great satisfaction of witnessing the com- 
pletion and dedication of the beautiful obelisk. 
In 1894 another book of Mr. King's most im- 
portant writings was published, under the title : 
"Turning on the Light," compiled with a 
sketch of his life by his son, Horatio C. In 
June, 1896, the degree of Doctor of Laws 
was conferred upon him by Dickinson College. 
In November of that year Mr. King had a 
severe attack of the grip, from the effects of 
which he did not entirely rally, and after sev- 
eral months of increasing weakness he died 



on J\Iay 19, 1897, a peaceful passing of a re- 
markably active, useful and noble life. It 
mav truthfully be said that "his career is one 
of the most remarkable in the history of this 
coimtry." Mr. King married, May 25, 1835, 
Anne Collins, of Portland, Maine, and had 
seven children, of whom but three survive : 
Mrs. Annie A. Cole, of Washington. D. C. : 
General Horatio C. King, of Brooklyn, New 
York; and Henry F. King, of West Newton, 
Massachusetts. His wife died September 22, 
1869, and he married (second) February 8, 
1875, Isabella G. Osborne, of Auburn, New- 
York, who survives him. 

(\TI) Horatio C, son of Horatio and Anne 
(Collins) King, was born in Portland. }ilaine, 
December 22. 1837. His parents soon re- 
moved to Washington, D. C, where his early 
education began. He became a studen: first 
of Emory and Henry College, Virginia, and 
then of Dickinson College, Carlisle. Pennsyl- 
vania, from which institution he was grad- 
uated 1858. He was popular at college and 
indulged in the sports, though a ready scholar, 
winning the esteem of his professors. Since 
1896 he has been a trustee of the institution. 
After leaving college he entered the law office 
of Hon. Edwin M. Stanton (afterwards sec- 
retary of war), where he remained for two 
years ( 1859-1861 ) . He was pursuing his legal 
studies in New York City preparatory to his 
admission to the bar in May, 1861. At the 
outbreak of the rebellion he was eager to join 
the first troops responding to the call, but was 
persuaded by his parents to continue in his 
profession, which he did until July, 1862, when 
he applied for a position in a light battery, 
but all places having been assigned, he went 
to Washington, and learning that General 
Casey was in need of a quartermaster, he se- 
cured through the Secretary of War, his friend 
and instructor, this position, with the duties of 
which he was unfamiliar. But after a few- 
days leave of absence he reported for duty 
and proved equal to all emergencies and re- 
sponsibilities. Later he w-as assigned to the 
department headquarters, and finally as chief 
quartermaster of De Russy's division, which 
included an extensive line of fortifications 
south of the Potomac. Captain King's man- 
agement of this department secured for him 
the highest commendations of his superior 
officers. But desiring to be assigned to more 
active duty in the field, he applied in person to 
Secretary Stanton and an order was soon 
issued for him to report to General Philip 
Sheridan, commanding the army of the Shen- 
andoah. As soon as he could transfer to a 

successor the immense property for which he 
was responsible, he started for the Shenandoah 
\'alley. Acconipanying the first escort to the 
front, the day after his arrival he reported to 
General Sheridan, and was assigned to the 
staflf of General ]\Ierritt, the great cavalryman, 
as chief quartermaster of the First Cavalry 
Division of nine thousand cavaln.', with the 
rank of major. He assumed the weighty cares 
and so conducted the department a'; to win 
special official mention from General Merritt. 
In all the duties which iNTajor King was called 
to discharge to the close of the war he did not 
once fail to exhibit ability and distinguished 
service. He participated in the final campaign 
until the surrender of General Lee, and when 
he returned with the command to Washington, 
after the great review in which he took part, 
his resignation was accepted and he returned 
to civil life. Many testimonials appreciating 
his distinguished service and his value as an 
officer were received from the highest officers 
of the armv. and the brevets of major, lieu- 
tenant-colonel and colonel were conferred upon 
Major King by the war department. He was 
also awarded the Congressional Medal of 
Honor for conspicuous gallantry outside the 
line of duty at the battle of Five Forks. Vir- 
ginia. After his return from the war, and re- 
entering the law business, he became associate 
editor of the Nevj York Star, and later pub- 
lished the Christian Union, edited by Henry 
Ward Beecher. Later he was also connected 
with the Christian at Work. His poems, songs, 
musical compositions and magazine articles 
have been widely published. Colonel King is 
secretary of the' Society of the Army of the 
Potomac since 1879; charter member of the 
New York Commandery of the Military Or- 
der of the Loval Legion: and member of 
the Grand Arm'y of the Republic; Phi Beta 
Kappa Societv ; and is a jMason and member 
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks. He was appointed by President Cleveland 
to the position of judge advocate general, with 
the rank and honor of a brigadier-general. 
Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, conferred 
upon him the degree of LL. D. He was a 
member of the board of education in Brook- 
lyn, New York, 1885-1894, when he resi.gned, 
and in 1894 was appointed trustee of the New 
York State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. He 
was also one of the State Commission on the 
Law's Delavs. (General King's first wife was a 
daughter of Russell Stebbins, Esq., who with 
her infant child of three months died in 1864. 
He niarried (second) in 1866, the only daugh- 
ter of John T. Howard, and had a large fani- 



ily. One son and two daughters died in in- 
fancy, and in May, 1897. a lovely and uni- 
versally loved daughter Ethel, aged nineteen, 
died. The five surviving daughters are mar- 
ried; namely: Emma (Mrs. Percy R. Gray) ; 
Alice (Mrs. John Hanway) ; Susan (Mrs. S. 
S. Norton) ; Clara (Airs. Cleveland Litch- 
field), and Mabel (Mrs. George L. Brown). 
There are (1908) sixteen grandchildren. 

General King's publications include "Pro- 
ceedings of the Society of the Army of the 
Potomac" for thirty-one years, "Silver Wed- 
ding at Plymouth Church," "The Great Con- 
gregational Council of Plymouth Church," 
"King's Guide to Regimental Courts-Mar- 
tial," "Sketch of Dickinson College," "Remin- 
iscences of Brooklyn," "Sketch of the Army 
of the Potomac," "Sacred Songs and Carols," 
"Twelve Songs," "Songs of Dickinson," 
"Songs of Phi Kappa Sigma," and "Souve- 
nirs,'' besides several poems and numerous mu- 
sical compositions in sheet music form. 

It is impossible at the present time 
KING to state how the first bearer of this 
surname acquired it. He may have 
taken it from his lofty bearing, or the place 
he occupied in the mock ceremonies of the 
thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, as, for in- 
stance, Epiphany, when there was a great feast 
and one of the company was elected king, the 
rest being, according to the lots they drew, 
either ministers or maids of honor; or he may 
have been "King of Misrule," who initiated 
and conducted the merry doings of Christmas- 
tide; or the king who with his queen was en- 
throned in each English village on May morn- 

(I) Samuel King was born in Ireland dur- 
ing the last quarter of the eighteenth century. 
He and his young wife, Mary (Rodney) 
King, being ambitious to better their condi- 
tion, decided to hazard their fortune in the 
new world, and they accordingly embarked 
for America soon after their marriage. They 
decided to settle in Maine, where Rlr. King 
found employment in shipbuilding, then the 
leading industry of the state. He worked on 
vessels as a rigger, and was killed by an ac- 
cident in Bangor while aloft on a mast. Chil- 
dren : Eliza, Jane, Joseph, whose sketch fol- 
lows, John and Charlotte. 

(II) Joseph, the elder son of Samuel and 
Mary (Rodney) King, was born at Orring- 
ton, Maine, in 1808, died in 1895. He was 
educated in the common schools, and at the 
age of four was bound out to Squire Goodell, 
one of the pioneers of that region, w-hose 

original home was in New Hampshire. When 
Joseph had reached his majority, he was given, 
according to the custom of the time, a suit of 
clothes and a pair of steers. He remained 
with Squire Goodell one year after receiving 
his freedom, which shows that the apprentice- 
ship must have been satisfactory to both par- 
ties. For the next two years he had charge 
of the place of Captain Snow while the latter 
was at sea. After his marriage Mr. King 
settled in Herman, where he carried on farm- 
ing, and also owned a sawmill and hauled 
lumber to Bangor. After living there for ten 
years, he moved to Orrington, his native town, 
where he took up land, cleared it, and erected 
new buildings. Mr. King lived in this home 
till his death. He was a Whig in early life, 
and later became a Republican. He w-as a 
man of upright character and strong religious 
feelings and was a life-long Methodist. In 
1833 Joseph King married Susan Huntley, born 
at Machias, Maine, 1812, died in 1891. Chil- 
dren : Fred, Mary Elizabeth, Laura, Addie, 
Melville and Gershom (twins), wdio died in 
infancy, Susan Jeimie, Sophia, Arthur W., and 
Josepli j\l.. whose sketch follows. Fred King 
married Matilda Bearse, and has one son, Fred 
Elmer. Arthur W. King lives on the old home 
place ; married Dora Atwood, and they have 
six daughters : Josephine, Addie. Helen, 
Ethel, Olive and Hazel. Lizzie King mar- 
ried .\. P. Smith, of Orrington. Jennie King 
married A. B. Baker, of Orrington, and lives 
in i\'ew Hartford, Maine; child, Georgia C. 

(Ill) Dr. Joseph Melville, youngest child 
of Joseph and Susan (Huntley) King, was 
born at Orrington, Maine, September 19, 1853. 
He was educated in the town schools and at 
the East Maine Conference Seminary at 
Bucksport, and was graduated from the School 
of Medicine, Boston University, in 1880. The 
same year he began the practice of medicine 
at Damariscotta, Maine, and has remained 
there ever since, and is now one of the oldest 
and most widely known physicians in the re- 
gion. Dr. King is a Republican in politics, 
and a member of the Methodist church. His 
professional duties keep him too busy to en- 
gage in ofhceholding or other outside interests. 
May 6, 1880, Dr. Joseph Melville King mar- 
ried Alzea M., daughter of Holmes W. and 
Lovica (Small) Ramsdell, of Harrington, 
Maine. Mrs. King's grandparents came from 
IMartha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Rams- 
dell name is one of the oldest in the country, 
and is numerous in that part of the coast, 
where it has produced some distinguished sea 
captains. In New Hampshire the family had 




a worthy representative in George A. Rams- 
dell, of Nashua, governor of the state from 
1896 to 1898. Children of Dr. Joseph M. and 
Alzea ]\I. (Ramsdell) King: i. Geneva E., 
born January 16, 1881, is a graduate of Lin- 
coln Academy and a graduate nurse of the 
Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, New 
Hampshire. 2. Jessie R., November 12, 1883, 
was graduated from Lincoln Academy ; mar- 
ried Walter M. Boynton, a machinist and tool- 
maker of Nobleboro; one child, Richard. 3. 
Joseph Holmes, June 12, 1885, a graduate of 
Lincoln Academy and of the New York School 
of Journalism ; is now connected with the Hart- 
ford Courant, of Hartford, Connecticut. 4. 
Fred Melville, June 9, 189 1, is now a student 
at Lincoln Academy. 

This is a very old Ameri- 
TWAMBLEY can family which has been 

somewhat distinguished for 
the longevity of its members and which has 
taken an active part in the settlement and de- 
velopment of southwest Maine. The name 
seems to have had the form Twombly on its 
arrival in this country and this spelling is still 
used by many who bear it. The family was 
long located in Dover and Somersworth, New 

( I ) Ralph Twombly, immigrant, was a na- 
tive of England and settled as early as 1656 
in Dover, New Hampshire, where he was first 
taxed in that year and had land laid out to 
him on October 4 of the same year. The bap- 
tismal name of his wife was Elizabeth, but 
her family name is yet undiscovered. His 
will was made February 28, 1685, and proved 
October 7 of the following year, his son John 
being made executor. There were five minor 
children at the time of his death. In addition 
to the eldest just mentioned, his children were : 
Joseph, born 1661 ; Mary, married a Tibbetts ; 
Ralph, who left sons Ralph and William ; Will- 
iam, Sarah, Hope, Elizabeth and Esther. 

(II) John, eldest son of Ralph and Eliza- 
beth Twombly, was born about 1660 in Dover, 
New Hampshire, where his life was passed. 
He was married (first) April 18, 1687, to 
Mary, second daughter of Thomas Canney, of 
Dover, who survived but a few years. He 
was married (second) October 3, 1693, to Ra- 
chel Allen. He died soon after July 18, 1724, 
when his will was made. ChiMren: John, 
Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin, William, Sarah, 
Mary, Rachel, Esther and Hannah. Most of 
these lived in Somersworth, New Hampshire. 

(III) Samuel, son of John Twombly, and 
grandson of Ralph Twombly, was born in 

Dover, New Hampshire, March 10, 1699, ^f"^ 
died there November, 1769. He married, No- 
vember 26, 1723, Judith, daughter of Tobias 
and Ann (Lord) Hanson. She was born 
September 12, 1703, and died June 23, 1793. 
Children, born at Dover: i. Ann, born Au- 
gust 15, 1724, married James Nock (Knox). 

2. Samuel, March 18, 1726, mentioned below. 

3. Jonathan, October 21, 1727, married De- 
borah Wentworth. Four other children, names 
not known. 

(IV) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i), 
Twombly, was born in Dover, March 18, 1726, 
and died there March 12, 1794. He married 
Sarah, born February 6, 1729, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Sarah (Roberts) Wentworth, 
granddaughter of Benjamin Wentworth, and 
great-granddaughter of William Wentworth, 
the immigrant. Children, born at Dover: i. 
Samuel, February 22, 1750, married, Decem- 
ber 22, 1777, Mary Barrows, born July 30, 
1755; resided at Milton, New Hampshire. 2. 
Sarah, died unmarried February 17, 1827. 3. 
Daniel, mentioned below. 4. Tobias, born 
May 30, 1757, married, September 20, 1801, 
Lois Wentworth. 5. Lydia, married Benja- 
min Hanson. 6. Joanna Ichabod Cousin, of 
Rochester. 7. Stephen, mentioned elsewhere. 

(\') Daniel, second son of Samuel (2) and 
Sarah (Wentworth) Twombly, settled in Ber- 
wick, ]\Iaine, where his descendants continued 
to reside for many generations. He was mar- 
ried November 6, 1784, to Mary, daughter of 
Deacon Thomas and Mary (Goodwin) Hods- 
don. She was baptized in 1765 and was the 
mother of: Rufus K., Samuel, Mary J., Da- 
vid and James. 

(\T) Rufus K., eldest child of Daniel and 
Mary (Hodsdon) Twambley, was born 1786 
in Berwick, died June 19, 1829, in Shap- 
leigh, Maine. He was a jeweler and watch- 
maker by trade and kept a store at what was 
called in his time South Berwick Landing. 
Three of his sons learned his trade. He mar- 
ried (first) Olive McSoo, who lived but a 
short time, and he subsequently married her 
sister Roxanna. There was one child by the 
first wife, namely Olive. Children of second 
wife were : Charles, Thomas, George, Alex- 
ander, Mary, Ann, David, Rufus K., Roxanna 
and Samuel G. The last named is still living, 
in his eight}--first year, and still engaged in 
the jewelry business in Biddeford, where he 
has occupied the same store since 1862. 

(VII) Rufus K. (2), sixth son of Rufus 
K. (i) and Roxanna (McSoo) Twambley, 
was born November 23, 1823, in Berwick, 
where he died August 3, 1878. He was edu- 



cated in the common schools, and learned the 
jeweler's trade from his father and elder 
brother. When about thirty years old he en- 
gaged in business as a jeweler at Saco, Maine, 
and conducted the same successfully to the 
time of his death, which occurred in 1878. He 
was a Republican in politics, but took little 
active part in public affairs. He was married 
November 15, 1846, to Ann Murphy, at Shap- 
leigh. She was born March 24, 1824, and 
survived him about seventeen , years, dying 
January 6, 1905. Their children; were : Mary, 
Lizzie, who died in her twenty-^second year; 
George Edwin, mentioned below ;iAnna Louise, 
wife of Charles A. Siegemund. 

(Vni) George Edwin, son of Rufus K. 
(2) Twambley, was born in Saco, Maine, Au- 
gust 20, 1849. I^c was educated in the public 
schools of his native town. He learned the 
watchmaking and jeweler's trade of his father 
and became associated with him in business. 
At the father's death he succeeded to the busi- 
ness, which he has conducted with success to 
the present time. He is a Republican in poli- 
tics and a Unitarian in religion. He married, 
November 19, 1871, Amanda Josephine, born 
1850. died March 20, 1907, daughter of Jo- 
seph Whittier, of Biddeford. Their only child, 
George Frank, born September 19, 1876, was 
educated in the public schools of Saco and is 
now associated in business with his father. 

(For early generations see preceding sltetch.) 

(V) Stephen, son of Sainuel 
TWOMBLEY (2) Twombly. was born 
1750-60, at Dover. He set- 
tled in Rochester, New Hampshire. He was 
baptized, an adult, while on his sick bed. May 
12, 1800, and his three children — Stephen, Ann 
and Betty — were baptized in the Rochester 
church, which he joined at that time, June 19, 
1800. Qiildren, born at Rochester: i. Nancy 
(Anna), September 2, 1788, married Daniel 
Hoyt, of Rochester ; died December, 1858. 2. 
Lucy, November 25, 1790, died April 30, 1791. 
3. James, July 24, died December 16, 1795. 4. 
Betsey (or Betty), January 17, 1796, married 
Nahum Corson, who died October 2, 1845. .S- 
Mary, February 13, 1798, died August 18, 
1798. 6. Stephen, mentioned below. 

(VI) Stephen (2), son of Stephen (i) 
Twombly, was born in Rochester, January 13, 
1800, and died in early manhood, in 1836. He 
married Olive Plummer, of Rocliester. They 
settled in Lebanon, Maine. Their only child: 
Joseph B., mentioned below. 

(VII) Joseph B., son of Stephen (2), was 
born in Lebanon, Maine, June 10, 1831. He 

was educated in the public schools of Lebanon 
and Rochester. When he was eighteen he 
joined the gold seekers and sailed in 1849 ^O"" 
California from Newburyport, in the brig 
"Arkansas," Captain Coffin, rounding Cape 
Horn. He remained in California a year and 
a half. In 1851 he returned to Great Falls, 
New Hampshire, and for a time followed the 
sea in fishing boats from Gloucester to the 
Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Grand Banks. 
Early in the civil war he enlisted in Company 
H, Ninth Regiment of Volunteers, Captain 
James Edgerly, and was mustered into serv- 
ice at Concord, New Hampshire. He took 
part in the battles of South ^Mountain and 
Fredericksburg, where he was wounded. He 
was sent to a Philadelphia hospital and later 
returned home to recuperate. He was dis- 
charged with the rank of sergeant. He en- 
listed in the navy and was gunner's mate at 
the battle of Fort Fisher, under Lieutenant 
(afterwards Admiral) Dewey. After the 
war he returned to Rochester and entered 
the employ of Wallace Brothers, boot and 
shoe manufacturers, and continued with the 
same concern for a period of thirty years. 
During most of that time he was at the 
head of the sole leather department. In 
politics Mr. Twombly was a Republican. 
He was a member of the Congregational 
church of Rochester, and of the Grand 
Army of the Republic. He married (first) 
Almira H. Randall, born 1836, at Som- 
ersworth, died 1869. He married (sec- 
ond) Mary Jane Junkins, born 1832, died 
1897, daughter of John Earle and widow of 
Horace Junkins. He married (third) a sister 
of his second wife. Children of first wife: i. 
Harriet Elizabeth, born 1862, died December 
25, 1905. 2. William J., born 1863. 3. Ed- 
win Dow, mentioned below. 

(VIII) Edwin Dow, son of Joseph B. 
Twombly, was born in Rochester, New Hamp- 
shire. May I, 1865. He attended the public 
schools of his native town, graduated at the 
Rochester high school, and was in Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, for three years. He en- 
tered the newspaper business as correspond- 
ent and special writer for various New York 
and Boston dailies. In 1889 he established the 
South Bcncick Life, at South Berwick. Maine. 
In 1892 he sold his newspaper and went to 
]\Iinneapolis, where he was on the staff of the 
Minneapolis Times and Journal. While there 
he was injured in an accident and has never 
fully recovered. In 1898 he established the 
Old York Transcript, of which he is still the 
owner and editor. He is well known through- 



out York county as a writer of recognized 
ability. He is a Republican in politics. He is 
a member of the executive committee of the 
Maine Press Association. He married, Octo- 
ber, iSSrj, Elizabeth, daughter of Alonzo 
Stackpole, of South Berwick. Maine, descend- 
ant of an old colonial family of Kittery, Maine. 
Children: i. Beatrice R., born November 5, 
1890, in Rollinsford, New Hampshire. 2. 
Philip Y., September, 1894, in ^Minneapolis. 
Minnesota. 3. Elizabeth H., November, 1907. 

was a Swedenborgian. He married, in Gor- 
ham Village, Eliza A. Cressey, who was born 
in Gorham, May 21, 183 1, who survives him 
and resides in Portland. Her parents were 
James and Hannah (Hasty) Cressey. (See 
Cressey V.) Mr. and Mrs. Twom'bley had 
no children. 

The name of Twombley or 
TWOMBLEY Twambley appears early in 

New Hampshire. Ralph 
Twombley was of Dover, in 1656. His will 
was made February 28, 1685, and probated 
October 7, 1686. By his wife Elizabeth, as 
shown by the will, he had children : John, 
Ralph, Joseph. Mary, Elizabeth, Hope, Sarah, 
Esther and William. Nathaniel Twombley is 
mentioned as of Dover, in 1658, but nothing 
further is heard of him. From Ralph are 
sprung all or nearly all of the name in New 
Hampshire and in Maine. 

(I) Ephraim Twombley was born in 1782, 
died July 29, 1833, and was buried in the 
Eastern cemetery, Portland. He was a farmer 
and resided the principal part of his life in 
Berwick. In politics he was a Democrat, 
and in religious faith a Unitarian. He was 
a captain in the militia. He married Abigail 
Samson, who was born in Portland and died 
there, aged seventy-two years, and was buried 
in Eastern cemetery. They had four children : 
I. Fred, born February, 1802, died single, 
January 28, 1877. 2. Mary Ann, died at 
forty-five years of age. 3. Elizabeth Janet, 
born 181 1, died in 1899. She married Colonel 
Charles F. Little, who was born 181 5, and 
died in 1865. They had one child, Georgie, 
who married John Lowell and had one child, 
Payson Tucker Lowell. Payson T. married 
Bawn Carmen and has three children : Bea- 
trice, John and Payson. 4. Leonard William, 
mentioned below. 

(II) Leonard William, youngest child of 
Ephraim and Abigail (Samson) Twombley, 
was born in Portland in 18 19, and died in that 
city May 15, 1873. He was educated in the 
public schools, after leaving which he learned 
the trade of painter and decorator, and fol- 
lowed that occupation successfully for twenty 
years, and retired from business on account of 
failing health, having accumulated a handsome 
property. He was a Democrat in politics, but 
never sought office or took a conspicuous part 
in public affairs. ' In religious affiliation he 

Of the disproportionately large 
SHAW number of Shaws who settled in 

the New England colonies before 
1650, Roger Shaw, if in New England as early 
as 1630, as claimed, is the earliest. To him a 
multitude of their descendants trace their 

(I) Roger Shaw, immigrant, came to this 
country about 1630. The compiler of the 
"Shaw Notes" gives him as the son of Ralph 
Shaw. The Register of St. Peter's, Cornhill, 
London. England, has the following entry : 
"1594, Sept. 1st, Sunday. Christening of 
Roger Shaw, sonne of Ralph Shaw, Vintnor, 
at the Sunne on Cornhill, born Monday, 26th 
of August." By this record the occupation of 
Ralph was that of "X'intnor." and Roger the 
immigrant was a vintner and keeper of an 
ordinary. The similarity of occupations tends 
to prove this relationship. Roger Shaw first 
settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was in at- 
tendance on the general court in 1636, was 
made freeman in 1638, having bought one 
hundred acres of land and built a house on 
Arrow street. He served on the jury 1639, 
was town clerk 1640, and selectman 1641-45. 
Roger's name appears among the petitioners 
forthe incorporation of Hampton, New Hamp- 
shire. The town was incorporated 1639. He 
bought land of John Crosse in the new town 
in 1640; in 1647 he ^^'^s granted a large tract 
of land of King Charles First; in 1648 sold 
his property in Cambridge and removed to 
Hampton. He was a very prominent man ; 
was representative to the general court 1651- 
=,^^, selectman 1649 and 1654, and filled many 
other offices, was appointed commissioner for 
trying small cases 1651, was chairman of a 
committee to re-examine the book of town 
land grants, and to lay out highways 1658. 
He was vintnor and keeper of the ordinary, 
and was authorized by the general court to 
sell liquors. He died May 29, 1661. His 
first wife Ann was the mother of all his chil- 
dren. He married (second) Susanna Tilton, 
widow of William Tilton, of Lynn. His chil- 
dren were : Margaret, Joseph, Ann, Esther, 
Mary (died young), Benjamin and Deliver- 

(II) Benjamin, youngest son of Roger 



Shaw, was born in Cambridge, Alassachusetts, 
in 1 64 1. He lived with his father on the home- 
stead, but was also a merchant and blacksmith. 
His account book is still in existence, and is 
an interesting relic of this very remarkable 
man. As soon as possible after the first saw- 
mill was built in that region (about 1658), he 
built a new frame house, which was con- 
structed so as to be used as a garrison in 
times of war — was two stories in height and 
was afterwards enlarged and improved by his 
son Edward, but early in the fifties of the last 
century it was demolished by his descendants 
to make room for a modern structure. His 
name appears on the list of voters prepared by 
the president and council in 1680, from that 
of the selectmen of each town in New Hamp- 
shire when it was a royal province, each one 
named therein being eligible to the oflice of 
councilman and privileged to vote in their 
meetings. He is said to have had great in- 
genuity and skill in mechanics, and though the 
possessor of great wealth for those days, made 
the gravestone which still marks his grave. In 
his will dated December 26, 1717, he mentions 
five sons and six daughters ; he died, accord- 
ing to family records, December 31, 1717, but 
according to the inscription on his gravestone, 
January 17, 1718. His widow Esther was 
generously remembered in his will, and lived 
on the homestead with her son Edward, the 
two being named therein as executors of that 
instrument. He married, May 25, 1663, 
Esther, daughter of Ezekiel and Susannah 
Richardson. She died May 16, 1736, at the 
age of ninety-six years. Their twelve chil- 
dren were: Mary, Esther, Sarah, Abigail, 
Ruth, Benjamin. Roger, Joseph, Edward (died 
young), Edward, John and Hannah. 

(Ill) John, eleventh child and sixth son of 
Benjamin and Esther (Richardson) Shaw, 
was living at the time of his father's death, 
and received a bequest in his will made in 1717. 
There is no further record of him. 

"John Shaw, who died in Holderness, New 
Hampshire, at the age of 103 yrs., is said to 
have come from England to New Hampshire 
early in the 18th century, and settled in that 
part of Durham which was incorporated Jan. 
6, 1766, as the town of Lee. In spite of this 
tradition, however, after a large and fruitless 
search for particulars regarding the fate of 
John, the son of Benjamin Shaw, the youngest 
son of Roger Shaw, immigrant from England 
prior to 1636, who was remembered in hi? 
father's will made in 171 7, but never after- 
ward traced with any certainty by genealo- 
gists." says Harriette F. Farwell, compiler of 

the "Shaw Records," "it is believed that the 
latter may yet be identified as the John first 
mentioned above, having moved from Hamp- 
ton, N. H., where Roger and his son Ben- 
jamin, with others to localities theretofore un- 
settled and farther removed from the seacoast 
and civilization. The date of this son's birth 
must have been between 1680 and i6go." John 
Shaw, of Lee, New Hampshire, was a man 
of sterling qualities morally, and of the most 
vigorous constitution physically — never having 
been sick a day in his life, passing away sud- 
denly and painlessly at the close of a day's la- 
bor at chopping wood. When in his one hun- 
dredth year he made a profession of religion 
and was baptized, being then in full possession 
of all his mental and physical faculties. He 
married Mercy Vernet, and though little has 
been ascertained concerning the family of this 
couple, they were known to have had four 
sons : John, Samuel, Daniel and George. 

(lY) Daniel, son of John and Mercy (Ver- 
net) Shaw, was born in Lee, New Hampshire, 
and lived in Lee and Tamworth. He married 
in Kittery. Maine, Elizabeth Staples, by whom 
he had eight children, whose names follow, 
though they are not known to be recorded in 
their natural order: James, Olive, Daniel, 
Elizabeth, Mary. Hannah. Samuel and Noah. 

(V) Daniel (2), third child and second son 
of Daniel ( i) (the History of Industry, Maine, 
calls him Samuel) and Elizabeth (Staples) 
Shaw, was born in Lee, StrafiEord county. 
New Hampshire, April 16. 1784, and died in 
Industry, November 28, 1852. He removed 
to Industry, Maine, about the time of his mar- 
riage, and settled and made a farm of several 
hundred acres. He was a man of much busi- 
ness ability and held in high esteem by his 
townsmen. He became an extensive drover 
and dealer in country produce, which he often 
shipped east to the British Provinces, from 
Wiscasset, or to such other points as prom- 
ised the most favorable market. He had thus 
accumulated about $10,000 in ready money 
when the great land speculation craze of 1835 
occurred. Though naturally very cautious in 
business transactions, he was at length drawn 
into speculative transactions from which he 
emerged a ruined man. He moved to Bangor 
about 1836, and continued in the stock and 
produce business in connection with farming. 
He married in Kittery, February 7, 1814, 
Elizabeth Staples, born March 9, 1787, and 
died in Industry, July 29, 1827. He married 
(second) (published June 10, 1831), .-Mice 
(Lewis) Fernald, widow of Jonathan Fernald, 
of Cherryfield, Maine. She died in Bangor, 



April 8, i860. His children, all by first wife, 
were: Albert, Daniel, Sarah Gilman, Benja- 
min Oilman, Emily Newell, Milton Gilman, 
two sons (died young), Adeline and Mehit- 

(VI) Milton Gilman, sixth child and fourth 
son of Daniel (2) and Elizabeth (Staples) 
Shaw, was born in Industry, December 31. 
1820, and died in Bath, December 18, 1903. 
He lived on the farm his father had cleared 
until he was twenty-five years old. When a 
young man, just setting out in life, he w-ent to 
Chicago, performing a large part of the jour- 
ney on foot. At that time the great metropolis 
of the west was but a small place and offered 
him no inducement to stay, and he returned to 
]\Iaine. In 1841 he went into the woods and 
engaged in farming and lumbering at Green- 
ville and at Flagstaff, where Benedict Arnold 
camped and raised his flag on his famous 
march to Quebec. Mr. Shaw's first work was 
for his brothers, Albert and Daniel, the latter 
afterward became prominent on the Chippewa 
river in Wisconsin, and it was not till 1845 
that he began business for himself. In the 
fall of that year he located at Greenville, on 
the southern end of Moosehead Lake, which 
was ever afterward the headquarters of his 
operations. His business was logging and sell- 
ing logs, both pine and spruce, and he lived 
there forty years, engaged also in farming 
and commercial pursuits. In 1849 he began 
buying land. He bought with others and for 
himself alone. He did not begin the manu- 
facture until 1883, when he with his sons went 
to Bath to build the now massive Shaw mill 
which gives constant employment to eight}- 
men and annually manufactures several mil- 
lion feet of logs into long and short lumber, 
such as boards, clapboards, shingles and lath. 
Mr. Shaw had many partners during his long 
business career, but his associates in his later 
years were his sons, Charles D., Albert H. and 
William M., the second named, Albert H., 
was general manager of the Bath business, the 
other two residing at Greenville. The M. G. 
Shaw Lumber Company was incorporated in 
1897, with Milton G. Shaw, president, Albert 
H. Shaw, treasurer and manager, and William 
M. Shaw, clerk. Mr. Shaw's lumbering ex- 
perience covered the whole of what may be 
called, for lack of a better term, the modern 
history of lumbering in Maine. When he be- 
gan his career in the early forties the pine on 
the Moosehead had been pretty well culled. 
During the first four^years, during which he 
was working for his brothers, from 1841 to 
1845, when he began logging on his own ac- 

count, began the felling of spruce, the latter 
being soon the most important part of the 
business, though some pine has been cut every 
year down to this date. As before stated, Mr. 
Shaw's first purchase of land was in 1849, 
w-hen he bought a half-interest in fifteen hun- 
dred acres at twenty-five cents an acre. Shortly 
after that, he with ex-(]overnor Coburn, Jo- 
seph Bradstreet, Elias Milliken and a Mr. 
Drummond, bought land for which they paid 
$1.25 and $1.50 an acre. Those lands, after 
being cut over again, are now worth $3 to $5 
an acre, and some of them more. In the early 
fifties the best pine then remaining on Moose- 
head waters could be bought for about a dollar 
a thousand. Now the timber, cutting every- 
thing of log size, and with very little pine in it, 
is worth $3 to $6 a thousand. When Mr. 
Shaw began his operations the sawmills were 
equipped with the old style sash saw. Later 
came the Muley and gang, and it w^as not 
until about i860 that the rotary or circular saw- 
began its appearance in the mills of Maine. 
Later still came the band, which is now the 
leading sawing tool in all the larger mills. 
For more than sixty years Mr. Shaw was a 
prominent figure on Moosehead lake and the 
Kennebec river. His logs went steadilv to 
market every year after 1845, ^nd he not only 
built up a handsome fortune for himself, but 
in the timber holdings of himself and the com- 
pany there was the foundation for a business 
of indefinite duration. One of his sons, in 
speaking of the matter, said : "At our present 
rate we shall never cut our timber." The rule 
adopted by the company in logging was to cut 
nothing less than eight inches in top diameter 
in twenty-foot lengths or seven inches in diam- 
eter in thirty-foot lengths. This means prac- 
tically twelve inches on the stump. The effi- 
cacy of this method of logging is shown by the 
fact that Mr. Shaw cut several times over the 
same land. Coupled with this method of fell- 
ing was an exceptional degree of care in 
guarding against fire, with the result that a 
very few thousand dollars — perhaps a few hun- 
dred dollars — would cover the entire loss by 
forest fires. Mr. Shaw was also interested in 
Maine hotels on an extensive scale during his 
life, having built the Moosehead House at 
Greenville with Josiah Hinckley, his father-in- 
law. This hotel was successfully conducted 
until at last it burned. Mr. Shaw then built a 
new and much larger hotel on the same site 
which he conducted for a year. He was also 
interested in the great industrial development 
at Rumford Falls several years ago, and be- 
sides erecting the largest hotel in the place, he 



also owned a large amount of real estate there. 
While a resident of Greenville he did a great 
deal in the way of building up the town, and 
filled at different times all the town offices of 
any importance, and was a member of the 
Maine legislature in 1859. He w^as a strong, 
conservative business man, keeping close con- 
trol of his vast business interests until about 
ten davs before his death. He was for many 
years president of the First National Bank of 
Bath, and was also a director in the Bath 
Trust Company and the Rumford Falls Trust 

Milton G. Shaw married, in Greenville. 
June 6. 1847. Eunice Spinney, born in In- 
dustrv, INlaine. January 6, 1824, daughter of 
Josiah and Xancy (WiUiams) Hinckley, of 
Industry. Children, born in Greenville: i. 
Mellen,"May 27, 1849, married, September 19, 
1875, W. Ella Mitchell ; he died March 4, 1880. 
2. Ellen, February i, 185 1, died April 20, 
1863. 3. Charles D., April 5, 1852, married, 
October 25, 1875, Clara F. Norcross. 4. 
Frank, June 27, 1855, died May 16, 1867. 5. 
Fred (twin to Frank), June 27, 1855, died 
January 27, 1856. 6. Albert H., April 21, 
1857, married, August 19, 1879, Martha E. 
Mansell, and resides in Bath; hevvas engaged 
in lumbering and mercantile business with his 
father. 7. William M., March 3, 1861, mar- 
ried. October 24, 1S85, Ida J. Mansell, and 
was a member of the firm of M. G. Shaw & 
Sons. 8. George M., February 20. 1863, died 
the following August. 9. Mary Emma, Sep- 
tember 6, 1865, married, October 19, 1892, 
Frederick H. Kimball, and resides in Bath. 

This name is also spelled Maxey 
MAXCY and Maxy in the Massachusetts 
records, and the family were 
quite numerous around Attleboro in the early 
part of the eighteenth century. The most 
noted member of the family in early times was 
Rev. Jonathan Maxcy, second president of 
Brown University, of Rhode Island. Among 
the other members of the family are to be 
found soldiers, physicians and other profes- 
sional men. 

(I) Alexander Maxcy, with his children and 
his wife Abigail, removed from Gloucester to 
Attleboro, Massachusetts, about 1721, and 
there became proprietor of a public house ; he 
died September 20, 1723. He had five chil- 
dren : Alexander, Joseph, Josiah, Mary and 
Benjamin. Josiah married Marj' Everett and 
had eleven children ; his second son, Levi, be- 
came the father of Dr. Jonathan ]\Taxcy, who 
became president of Brown University at the 

early age of twenty-four years, and of X'irgil 
P., who graduated from Brown University. 

(II) Joseph, son of Alexander and Abigail 
Maxcy, was a resident of Attleboro, Massa- 
chusetts. He had a son Benjamin and prob- 
ably others. 

(III) Lieutenant Benjamin, son of Joseph 
Maxcy, was born May 11, 1740, at Attleboro, 
Massachusetts, and in 1791 moved to Union. 
Maine, where he died July 26, 1791. He mar- 
ried (first) Sarah Fuller, by whom he had 
three children, and (second) Amy, daughter 
of Nathaniel Ide, of Attleboro, by whom he 
had four children. Amy (Ide) Maxcy was 
drowned in May, 1793, at Union, Maine. 
Lieutenant Benjamin's children were: i. Ma- 
jor Joseph. 2. josiah. 3. Benjamin, born July 
16, 1772, married Esther Fuller. 4. Sally, 
born November 20, 1778, married Ebenezer 
Daggett. 5. Lydia, born March 26, 1780, was 
drowned at the same time as her mother. 6. 
Harvey, born April 30, 1782-83, married 
Sally Eastman. 7. Amy, born October 26, 
1784, married Joel Reed. 

(IV) Josiah, second son of Lieutenant Ben- 
jamin and Sarah (Fuller) IMaxcy, was born 
July 25, 1766, and removed to Maine from 
Attleboro, Massachusetts ; he died October 4, 
1829. He married (first) Chloe, daughter of 
Mayhevv Daggett, born April 15, 1769, at At- 
tleboro, Alassachusetts, and drowned in May, 
1793. He married (second) in 1794, Sally 
Pickering. In 1811 Mr. Maxcy removed 
from L'nion to Warren, Maine, where he died. 
His children were: i. Smith. 2. Chloe, mar- 
ried Jason Davis. 3. Ward, married Mary 
Jones. 4. Harvey, born March 8, 1801, mar- 
ried Olive Andrew's. 5. Mary, married Will- 
iam Andrews. 6. Anna, married Addison 
Libbey. 7. Daniel, married Catherine Blood. 
8. Micajah G., married (first) Elizabeth 
Blood, (second) Nancy Walker and (third) 
Mrs. Sarah Leach. 

(V) Smith, eldest son of Josiah and Sally 
(Pickering) Maxcy, was born February 3, 
1795, died November 14, 1872; in 183S he re- 
moved to Gardiner, Maine. He married (first) 
in 1819, Clarissa Boggs, who died in 1839, 
and (second) Mary F. Crane. His children 
were : Josiah, Ira, Angelina, Matilda and San- 

(VI) Captain Ira, second son of Smith and 
Clarissa (Boggs) Maxcy, was a sea captain, 
and married Sarah A., daughter of Thomas 
and Abigail (Day) Fuller; he died October 
7, 1869, and his wife October 25, 1869, both 
of them being about eighty years of age. 
Thomas Fuller, born February 29, 1789, was 



a son of Edward and Mary (Jones) Fuller, 
who were the parents of eight other children, 
namely: Abigail, born 1773; Olive, 1778; 
Catherine. 1780: Edward, 1783; Allen, 1786; 
Samuel, 1792: Francis, 1793: Charles S., 1796. 
Edward Fuller was born December 28, 1746, 
at Barnstable, removed to Gardiner, Maine, 
1781, married, December 26, 1771, Alary 
Jones, and died July 9, 183 1. He traces his 
ancestrv through John (\'), John (I\'), John 
(III), 'Matthew (II), Edward (I). 

(\TI) Frederick E., son of Captain Ira and 
Sarah A. ( Fuller) Alaxcy, born May 15, 1.853, 
at Gardiner, Maine, died Washington, D. C, 
December 25, 1908. He entered the medical 
department of Bowdoin College in 1875, and in 
1879 graduated with degree M. D., after which 
he served a year as interne in the Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, and then took up the practice 
of his profession, being located in Saco, Alaine, 
for eleven years. In 1891 Dr. Maxcy settled 
in Washington, where he earned for himself a 
reputation for skill in his profession, and 
where he had a large circle of friends. In 
1896 he took a course at the Xew York Post 
Graduate School of Medicine. He took thirty- 
two degrees in Masonry, was a member of 
LaFayette Lodge, No. 19, of Washington, was 
past high priest of Eureka Chapter, and be- 
longed to De Alolay Commandery of Knight> 
Templar. He was a Republican, was a mem- 
ber of the Unitarian church, and belonged to 
the University Club, Medical Society of Wash- 
ington and American Medical Society. For 
the last seventeen years Dr. Maxcy was 
medical examiner for the Metropolitan Life 
Insurance Company. He married Estelle A., 
daughter of John Gilpatrick, of Saco, Maine, 
January 26, 1882, and two children were born 
to them: i. Caro Estelle, born October 30, 
1886, graduated from Gunston Hall College, 
of Washington, and married James R. Hewitt, 
of Louisville, Kentucky : he is treasurer of a 
mercantile house in Baltimore, AlarXdand. 2. 
Kenneth Fuller, born July 27, 1889, attended 
the public schools of Washington, and in 1907 
entered George Washington LTniversity, pre- 
paring for the study of medicine. 

The two immigrant settlers 
HITCHCOCK of New England bearing 

this name are : Matthias 
Hitchcock, who came from London. England, 
to Boston, ISIassachusetts Bay Colony, as a 
passenger on the "Susan and Ellen" in the 
spring of 1635, and settled in Connecticut. His 
distinguished descendants in New England in- 
clude : Noah Hitchcock, who married Abigail 

Lombard; their son, Judge Samuel Hitch- 
cock, who married Lucy Allen, daughter of 
General Ethan Allen ; their son. General Ethan 
Allen Hitchcock (1798-1870), a soldier in the 
Seminole war, the war with Mexico and the 
civil war: Judge Henry Hitchcock, who mar- 
ried Anne Erwin; their son, Ethan Allen 
Hitchcock, born in 1835, the diplomatist and 
cabinet officer ; Valentine Hitchcock, who mar- 
ried Sarah Hotchkiss ; their son. Chief Justice 
Peter Hitchcock (1781-1854), of Ohio; their 
son, Henry Lawrence Hitchcock, D. D., presi- 
dent of Western Reserve College, 1855-71 ; 
Amasa Hitchcock, who married Sarah Brad- 
ley; their son, Amasa, who married Elizabeth 
Austin ; their son. Commander Robert Brad- 
ley Hitchcock (1804-1888), United States 
naval officer, 1825-88, who married Mary Ann, 
daughter of Miles Hitchcock. 

The other branch of the family have as their 
progenitors Luke Hitchcock, the immigrant, 
and his wife Elizabeth Gibbons, who came to 
New England in 1635 and were original mem- 
bers of the New Haven Colony ; their son, 
Luke, who married Sarah Dorchester; Luke 
(2) married Martha Colton and had a son 
whose son Pelatiah was the father of Enos 
Hitchcock (1744-1803), Congregational min- 
ister in Beverly, Massachusetts, chaplain in 
revolutionary army, 1780-83, minister in Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, 1783-1803; Caleb Hitch- 
cock, brother of Pelatiah, was the father of 
Justin, who married Mercy Hoyt, and whose 
son was Edmund Hitchcock, D. D., LL. D. 
(1793- 1 864), the noted scientist and president 
of Amherst College, who married Orra, daugh- 
ter of Jareb White ; their son, Edward Hitch- 
cock. LL. D., of Amherst, married Mary, 
daughter of David Judson, of Bridgeport, 
Connecticut : their son, Edward Hitchcock, 
born in Stratford, Connecticut, September i, 
1854, was director of physical culture in Cor- 
nell Universitv and lecturer in hvgiene from 

Another line of descent from Luke Hitch- 
cock, the immigrant, is Eldad, who married 
Esther Hoar; their son, David, married Han- 
nah Owen; their son, Dr. Alfred (1814-1874), 
was a prominent surgeon of Fitchburg, Massa- 
chusetts, and through his second wife, Aurelia 
Phebe, daughter of James Ripley and Phebe 
(W'yman) Wellman, was the father of Ripley 
Hitchcock, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 
July 3, 1857, a descendant also of Elder Will- 
iam Brewster and Governor Bradford, of 
Plymouth Colony, and a celebrated author, 
traveler and art critic. He married Martha 
Walcott Hall, of Washington, D. C. Another 

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son of Edmiincl and Orra (White) Hitchcock 
was Charles Henry Hitchcock, the noted geol- 
ogist, meteorologist and professor in Dart- 
mouth College. Another son of Luke (2) 
and Martha (Colton) Hitchcock was the Rev. 
Caleb Hitchcock, who married Sarah Win- 
chester, and their son. Gad Hitchcock, mar- 
ried Keziah, daughter of Lieutenant Sanuel 
Bates, and became the father of Samuel Aus- 
tin Llitchcock (1794-1873), of Brimfield, Mas- 
sachusetts, who made large benefactions to 
Amherst College; Andover Theological Sem- 
inary ; Hitchcock Free High School, Brim- 
field'; Illinois College ; Tabor College ; Congre- 
gational House. Boston, etc., etc. Vermont is 
represented by Elijah Hitchcock, who married 
Sarah Tounsley, whose son, Alfred Hitchcock, 
and his wife, Sarah W. (Stevens) Hitchcock, 
became the parents of Henry Ethan Hitchcock, 
born in Vergennes, Vermont, May 3, 1822, a 
founder and graduate of Knox College and 
professor there 1850-72, in the University of 
Nebraska, 1872-95, where he was also chan- 
cellor 1882-84, and removed thence to Cler- 
mont, California. Through Phineas Hitch- 
cock, who married Elizabeth Phelps, and their 
son. Gad, who married Nancy Prime, we have 
Phineas Warrener (Hitchcock (1831-1881), 
who married Annie M. Monell, of New York, 
removed to Nebraska territory, settled in 
Omaha, and was appointed by President Lin- 
coln marshal of the territory. He was dele- 
gate to congress, surveyor-general of the new 
state of Nebraska, and United States senator 
1870-77. This brings us to: 

(I) Samuel Patch Hitchcock, son of John 
and Martha (Perkins) Hitchcock, of English 
descent, was born in Damariscotta, Lincoln 
county, Maine. April 3. 1834. He was edu- 
cated at Lincoln Academy and in 1850 en- 
tered the employ of his older brothers, Harry 
and Rufus, shipbuilders, of Bath, Maine, where 
he learned the shipwright's trade. Then he 
became associated as master builder with 
George M. Adams, and later became his part- 
ner in the firm of Adams & Hitchcock. This 
firm was the pioneer in the construction of 
three-masted schooners in Bath, when any 
tonnage over 200 was regarded as extreme 
and hazardous. They built and managed suc- 
cessfully quite a large fleet. Later Mr. Hitch- 
cock built four large ships for his brother-in- 
law, Isaac F. Chapman (formerly of the firm 
of I. F. Chapman & Company, New York). 
One of these, the "S. P. Hitchcock," was his 
namesake. December i, 1869, ^^ married 
Katherine Hilton, of Wiscasset, ;\Iaine, daugh- 
ter of Calvin and Sarah (Mitchell) Plilton. 

There were four children : Sarah, born in 
Bath, Maine ; Herbert, Harry A., Samuel. Mr. 
Hitchcock' died June 15, 1884. 

(II) Harry Alton, son of Samuel Patch 
and Katherine (Hilton) Hitchcock, was born 
in Bath. Maine, January 9, 1877. He was 
graduated at the Bath high school in 1894 and 
from Cornell University in 1900. He was 
employed in the business and editorial depart- 
ments of the publishing house of Houghton 
Mifllin & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 
1901-06; was circulation manager of the Xeii/ 
York Xatioii, 1906-08, and in March, 1908, 
became assistant to the secretary of the Amer- 
ican Real Estate Company of New York City. 
He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fra- 
ternity, and was for two years district secre- 
tary for the New England States. His club 
affiliations include membership in the ]\Iaine 
Society of New York, the Beta Theta Pi Club 
and the Cornell University Club. Plis church 
membership is with the Free Will Baptist de- 
nomination, and he is a Republican in party 

The earliest mention of the 
VERRILL \errill family in New Eng- 
land history is undoubtedly 
that made in Babson's "History of Gloucester, 
Massachusetts," wherein it is said that Rich- 
ard, Thomas and Samuel Variel were settlers 
on Cape Ann between the years 1701 and 1750, 
and that the first family of Variels went to 
that region from Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 
1727, where, on January 12, Richard Variel 
married Martha Day, and had children : ^Mary, 
Hephzibah, Richard, a second Mary, Susanna, 
Dorothy, Abigail and Jeremiah. Thomas 
Variel, the second of the settlers mentioned, 
married, December 11, 1728, Susanna, sup- 
posed to have been a daughter of John Dol- 
liver, and had children : Thomas, Joseph, 
John, Susanna and William. The form of the 
name has varied, as is the case with many of 
the early settlers, but there is no doubt, as the 
records show, that the name was spelled \'ariel 
until the early part of the nineteenth century, 
when the change was effected by Benjamin 
Verrill, a justice of the peace. 

(I) Samuel Variel, of Cape Cod and 
Gloucester, is said to have come from Eng- 
land. He married. May 7, 1731, Sarah Stev- 
ens, and had a son, Samuel. 

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) and 
Sarah (Stevens) Variel, was born April 20, 
1734. He is without doubt the Samuel men- 
tioned in the "History of Androscoggin 
County, Maine," as having come from Cape 



Ann, Massachusetts, to New Gloucester, 
Maine, about the year 1760. and afterward set- 
tled at Bakerstown. near Centre Minot. He 
is mentioned as having been "an eccentric man 
in many ways ; one was in being strictly free 
from debt. His favorite and oft-repeated 
motto was 'Owe no man anything, but love 
one another.' " He died in 182 1. The fact 
that he is mentioned as having died in 1821 
does not prevent his having been identical 
with the Samuel born in 1734, as stated by Air. 
Babson, and there is little doubt that he was 
the Samuel of Cape Ann and New Gloucester 
who is known to have emigrated to Maine 
about 1760. The name of his wife is not men- 
tioned, but he had four sons — Samuel, Davis, 
mentioned below, William and Daniel, and six 

(IH) Davis, second son of Samuel \'ariel, 
was born August 30, 1759. He married 
(first), about 1780, Elizabeth Jumper, born in 
November, 1758, and died May 16, 1803, 
daughter of Edward Jumper, who was born 
at Cape Ann, and died in Minot, April 3, 
1792, and who married (first) Anna Lee, by 
whom he had children : Edward, Ezekiel, 
Abigail, David, Elizabeth, mentioned above, 
and Anna; he married (second) Elizabeth 
Noyes, born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, No- 
vember 25, 1755, died in Minot, January 8, 
1795, and by this marriage there were born: 
Elizabeth. ^Vnna, James Jewett, Edward, John, 
Nicholas, born in Minot, January 5, 1787, and 
Phebe. Davis and Elizabeth (Jumper) Variel 
had children : Samuel, see forward ; Eunice, 
born April 27, 1784; Davis, January 15. 1786; 
Emma, December 21, 1787; Ezekiel, January 
6, 1790; Lucretia, October 11, 1795. Davis 
Variel married (second), December, 1804, 
Lydia Ellis, who died April 11, 1816, and by 
this marriage there were born : Elizabeth, 
born November 28, 1805; Davis Ellis, April 
12, 1809; Sophronia, September, 181 1. 

(IV) Samuel (3), eldest child of Davis 
and Elizabeth (Jumper) Variel, was born Sep- 
tember 6, 1782, and died November 16, 1853. 
He married, November 24, 1803, Experience 
Jackson, born January 25, 1787, died in Au- 
burn, Maine, September 27, 1871. She was 
a direct descendant of John Alden and Pris- 
cilla Mullins, who landed from the "May- 
flower" at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. 
The line of descent is as follows: (I) John 
Alden, born in England in 1599, died in Dux- 
bury, Massachusetts, September 12, 1687; 
married, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1623, 
Priscilla, daughter of William and Alice ]\Iul- 
lins, of Plymouth. (II) Joseph Alden. born 

in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1627, died in 
Bridgewater, Alassachusetts, February 8, 1697, 
married, 1652, Mary, daughter of Moses Sim- 
mons, Esq., who came to this country in the 
"Fortune." (Ill) Isaac Alden, born in Bridge- 
water, Massachusetts, in 1660, died in the same 
town in 1742; married, December 2, 1685, 
Mehitable, daughter of Deacon Samuel Allen. 
(I\') John Alden, born in Bridgewater, Alas- 
sachusetts, in 1694, died in the same town in 
1762; married, 1727, Ilannah, daughter of 
Henry Kingman. (V) Jonathan Alden, horn 
in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1732, died 
in the same town, February 18, 1825; mar- 
ried, 1766, Experience, daughter of Cornelius 
Washburn. (VI) Mehitable Alden, born in 
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, September 15, 
1767, died in Minot, Maine, January 25, 1850; 
married, in Bridgewater, August 24, 1785, 
Henry Jackson, born May i, 1762, died in Feb- 
ruary, 1840: they had children: Experience, 
married Samuel Variel ; Sally, born September 
28, 1788; William, September 2, 1790; Han- 
nah, born June 26, 1792, died August 8, 1793; 
Joseph, born May 26, 1794; Henry, May 23, 
1796; Alden, October 2, 1798; Cyrus, born 
December 28. 1800, died August 16, 1802; 
Hannah, born January 5, 1803, died May 15 
of same year; Samuel, born March 5, 1804; 
David, April 25, 1806; Jeremiah, August 24, 
1808. (VII) Experience Jackson, mentioned 
above. The children of Samuel and Experi- 
ence (Jackson) Variel (or Verrill) were: 
Lewis, born October 9. 1804; Hannah, born 
February 17, 1807, married George Farwell, 
of Cumberland Centre, Maine ; Emma, born 
November 26, 1809, married (first) Andrew 
Mann, (second) Nathan Weston, of Madison. 
Maine; Cyrus, born July 5, 1812; Charles, see 
forward; Lucy, born July 6, 1817; Lucretia, 
twin of Lucy; .\lden J., born May 29, 1820; 
Laura A., died in infancy. 

(V) Charles, third son and fifth child of 
Samuel (3) and Experience (Jackson) Ver- 
rill. was born in Minot, Maine, October 11, 
1814, and died in Auburn, Maine, September 
2, 1896. He attended the common schools of 
his native town imtil he w-as eighteen years of 
age, when he began to learn the trade of car- 
pentering, which he followed for several years. 
He received an appointment as first station 
agent at Empire Road, Poland, after the com- 
pletion of the Grand Trunk line of railroad 
through that place, and continued in that office 
for several years. In 1870 he removed to Au- 
burn, Maine, where the remaining years of his 
life were spent. He married Martha, daugh- 
ter of John Lord, of Lebanon, New Hanip- 



shire, and granddaughter of Ebenezer Lord, a 
native of Lebanon, Maine, where he was a 
farmer and died about 1818. John Lord, 
father of Mrs. Verrill, was liorn in Lebanon, 
Maine, June 8, 1783, and died in October, 
1865 ; he married Polly Ross, born January 29, 
1784, died in October, 1841 : they had chil- 
dren: Ebenezer, born March 23, 1806; Jolm, 
April I, 1808, died March i, 1896; Mary, 
born June 17, 1810, died in July, 1895; Sarah, 
born May 7, 1812, died November 3. 1829; 
Martha, born May 29, 1814, married Mr. Ver- 
rill, died July 16, 1908; Peter, born July 10. 
1816; Horace, born November 23, 1818. died 
October 14, 1903; I'atiencc. born March 13, 
1821 ; Jotham, born July 6. 1823, died May 
10, 1870; Betsey, born October 21. 1825, is 
living in Maxfield, Maine ; Andrew, born Jan- 
uary 20, 183 1, died in Oakland, California, 
June 4, 1904. Charles and Martha (Lord) 
\'errill had children: i. Samuel K.. born July 
10, 1837; now living in Goodland, Indiana: 
enlisted and served in a California regiment 
during the civil war. 2. Emma X., born Feb- 
ruary 15, 1839, died January 23, 1907. 3. 
John L., born October 23, 1840, died January 
5, 1904; enlisted in Fifth Maine regiment. 4. 
Horace A., born March 2, 1842, died .April 12, 
1897; also enlisted in Fifth Maine regiment. 
5. Martha .A., born January 7, 1844. 6. Ella 
M., born November 11, 1845. 7. Charles \V., 
born September 13, 1847; died in .Anderson- 
ville Prison. July 15, 1864; he enlisted in Com- 
pany G, Thirty-second Maine A'olunteer In- 
fantry. 8. William W., born November 30, 
1848, died in infancy. 9. ^^'illiam H., born 
December 4. 1849, was a soldier in latter part 
of the civil war : now living in Oklahoma. 10. 
Abbie E., born January 4, 1852. 11. Mary C, 
born December 12, 1853. died in infancy. 12. 
George \\'., born June 5, 1855. 13. Albert E., 
sec below. 

(\^I) Albert Edward, youngest child of 
Charles and Martha (Lord) Verrill, was born 
in Poland. Maine, November 12, i860. He 
attended public schools in Auburn, Maine, and 
at the age of fourteen years, after finishing the 
grammar course, went to work in a shoe shop. 
In 1878 he left that employment and went to 
York county, where he worked on a farm for 
a time. The following year he went to Wa- 
terville and entered the Waterville Classical 
Institute, and one year later the Nichols Latin 
School at Lewiston, Maine, from which he 
was graduated in 1882. Thus fitted for a col- 
lege course, he matriculated at Bates College, 
and in 1886 was graduated from that institu- 
tion. During his junior year at Bates he 

taught in the Latin School. After having been 
graduated from Bates College he entered the 
law office of Savage & Oakes. and in Feb- 
ruary, 1889, was admitted to practice at the 
bar. In the same year, 1889. he was made 
chairman of the board of registration, and in 
March, 1891, became clerk of the nnuiicipal 
court, in which office he still continues. Air. 
\'errill is a member of the Grand Lodge, In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, and also of 
all the orders of Masonry, including the 
Thirty-second degree ; he is past master of the 
Blue Lodge, and a member of the Knights of 
the Golden Eagle. He married, June i, 1896, 
Mabel A., daughter of William F". and Jo- 
sephine (Daicy) Lord, of Auburn, Maine. 

The name Bates, according to 
li.VTF.S one authority, was derived from 

Bartholomew's son, and short- 
ened to Batte or P>ate, but other authors give 
as the more probable origin the Anglo-Saxon 
word "bate," meaning contention. The early 
form in England before the Puritans left for 
America was universally Bate, which was re- 
tained for some time after the emigrant and 
his descendants were located in New Eng- 
land. About the time of the revolution the 
name began to be written Bates. In England. 
1 593- 1 669, we have record of George I'.ate, 
physician -to Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and 
Charles II, who was also one of the first mem- 
bers of the Royal Society ; 1625-99, William 
Bates, a non-conformist divine; and 1740-99, 
John Bates, an eminent musician, born in Hali- 
fax, Y'orkshire, England, who was unani- 
mously chosen conductor of the commemora- 
tion of Handel at Westminster Abbey and con- 
ducted the choral performance of ancient mu- 
sic until he retired in 1793, being succeeded by 
Greatore.x. The family coat-of-arms is a lion's 
head erased gules. The emigrant ancestor it 
is supposed was a direct descendant of Thomas 
Bate, of Lydd, county Kent, luigland, who 
died in 1485. "leaving a son John." John 
Bate, of All Hallows Parish, county Kent, who 
died 1522, was probably the son of this 
Thomas. John Bates was the jurat of Lydd 
and he left by will about twenty pounds to the 
church there. He was buried March i, 1580. 
He married (first) October 28. 1346, Mildred 
Ward, who was buried June 2, 1577. He mar- 
ried (second) June 16, 1579, ^fary Bennett. 
Children of John and Mildred: Mary, James, 
Thomas and Andrew. James, the eldest son, 
married, June 6, 1580, Mary Martinc. He 
died March 2, 1614. Their children were : 
Robert, James, Anna. John, Thomas, Edward, 



Clement, Joseph, Mary, Isaac. Rachel and 

( I ) Clement Bate, the American ancestor, 
was the sixth son of James and JXIary (Mar- 
tine) Bate, of Lydd, county Kent, England, 
and was there baptized January 22, 1595. The 
list of "Emigrants to America" shows that 
"Clement Bate, aged forty years, taylor, with 
wife Ann. five children and two servants em- 
barked at London for New England, April 6, 
1635, in the ship 'Elizabeth.' " He arrived at 
Hingham, ^Massachusetts, September 18, same 
year, and was granted five acres of land wdiich 
has since been almost constantly in the pos- 
session of his descendants. He died at Hing- 
ham, September 17, 1671, aged seventy-six 
years, and his wife Ann died there, October 
I, 1669, aged seventy-four. Children: James, 
born 1621 ; Clement, 1623; Rachel, 1627; Jo- 
seph, 1630; Benjamin, 1633; Samuel, of whom 

( II ) Samuel, son of Clement Bates, was 
baptized at Hingham, March 24, 1639; mar- 
ried, February 20, 1666-67, Lydia. daughter 
of Thomas, and Mary (Tilden) Lapham, of 
Scituate. He resided at South street, Hing- 
ham. and tradition says he removed to Long 
Island. Both sons settled at Sandwich, Mas- 
sachusetts, according to the records. Chil- 
dren: I. Lydia, born September 2, 1669. 2. 
]\Iary, August 31, 1671, died young. 3. Sarah, 
December 2^), 1673. 4. Anna, April 12, 1676, 
in the garrison house during King Philip's 
war. 5. Judith, April 17, 1678. 6. Samuel, 
February 28, 1679-80. mentioned below. 7. 
Thomas, March 17. 1681-82, died aged eleven 
days. 8. David, February 22, 1683-84, mar- 
ried Abigail ; settled at Sandwich, Mas- 
sachusetts. 9. I\Iary, April 12, 1685, died Jan- 
uary 5, 1690-91. 

(HI) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) 
Bates, was born at Hingham, February 28, 
1679-80. He and his brother David settled in 
Sandwich. The records give the baptisms of 
the following children to them, but we are not 
able to distinguish the two families : Baptized 
in 1716: David, Remember, Joseph, Thomas, 
Samuel. (Some were born several years 
earlier no doubt.) Born in 1717: John, set- 
tled in Barnstable, Mary. Baptized in 1719: 
Abigail. Child of David and Abigail : Lydia, 
baptized 1722. 

(IV) Barnabas, son or nephew of Samuel 
(2) Bates, was born in Sandwich, about 1720. 
He was a soldier in the French and Indian 
war, enlisting March 4, 1745, for the Cape 
Breton expedition (p. 169, N. E. Reg. 1889). 
He and his brother Thomas settled in the ad- 

jacent town of Wareham, and are the ances- 
tors of most of the Bates families of that town. 
He was received from the Second Church of 
Sandwich by letter to Wareham Church, Feb- 
ruary II, 1749-50. He married, at Wareham, 
September 17, 1747, Phebe Gibbs. Children, 
born at Wareham: i. Barnabas, Jr., June 
15, 1748; married Sylvia and had Wil- 
liam, Barnabas and Stephen. 2. Joseph, May 
4, 1750, baptized June 3, 1750. 3. Betsey, 
June I, 1752. 4. Asa, August 13, 1754. 5. 
Samuel (twin), January 6, 1757, married 

Sibell ■ , and had Clarissa, born March 

15. 1787. 6. Thomas (twin), January 6, 
1757, mentioned below. 7. Phebe, June 29, 
1759. 8. Abigail, October 4, 1761. 9. Mercy, 
November 2, 1763. 10. Zilpha, May 27, 1766. 
II. Joshua, June 8, 1768. 12. John, May 10, 
1770, baptized June, 1770. 13. Isaac, January 

20, 1773- 

(IV) Thomas, brother of Barnabas Bates, 
was born in Sandwich, and his record is given 
here on account of the close association of the 
two pioneers at Wareham. Barney's Point 
was named for Barnabas Bates, and Lydia's 
Island, Wareham, for the wife of Thomas 
Bates. Lydia was dismissed from the Sand- 
wich church, October 21, 1744, to join the 
Wareham church, but Thomas appears to have 
remained a member of the West Church of 
Sandwich until September 26, 1785. Children 
of Thomas and Lydia Bates, born at Ware- 
ham : I. Lucy, December 16, 1737. 2. Mercy, 
November 13, 1739. 3. Lydia, January 16, 
1747. 4. Patience, 1750, baptized April i, 
1750. 5. Patience, March 23, 1754. 6. Mar- 
garet, May 8, 1756. 7. Samuel, August 11, 
1758. This Thomas Bates, or an elder son 
born before coming to Wareham. was a sol- 
dier in the revolution, a corporal in Cap- 
tain John Gibb's company, Colonel Ebenezer 
Sprout's regiment on the alarm at Elizabeth 
Islands in 1776; marched to Falmouth. He 
was in the same company on a similar alarm 
at Falmouth in 1778 and 1780. He was ser- 
geant in Captain Joseph Parker's company, 
Colonel Ebenezer Sprout's regiment, at Rhode 
Island in 1778. Other records may belong to 
this man or to Thomas, son of Barnabas, men- 
tioned below. 

(V) Thomas (2), son of Barnabas Bates, 
was born in Wareham, January 6, 1757. He 
married, at Wareham, Ruth Besse. He was 
a soldier in the revolution from Wareham, 
called "Thomas 2d" in the records to distin- 
guish him from an uncle or cousin of the same 
name and town. He was a fifer in Captain 
John Gibbs's company. Colonel Ebenezer 



Sprout's regiment, in 1778, at Falmouth, on 
the alarm at Elizabeth Islands; also in Cap- 
tain Elisha Ilackett's company, Colonel Ben- 
jamin Hawes's regiment (Plymouth county) 
at Rhode Island in 1778, and at Falmouth in 
1779. Among their children was Constan- 
tine B., mentioned below. 

(\T) Constantine Barnabas, eldest son of 
Thomas (2) Bates, was born in Sandwich, 
Massachusetts, June 10, 1785, died March, 
1873. He was a farmer located on Ten Lois, a 
tract of two thousand acres, divided into ten 
lots, from wiiich it derived its name, now called 
Oakland Heights. He married, March 10, 1805. 
Sally r.lackwell. born January 5, 1875. Their 
children: I. Asa Blackwell, see following 
sketch. 2. Sophronia. married Alden Bates, of 
St. Albans, Maine ; children : i. Constantine ; 
ii. Thomas, married and lived in Winthrop. 
Maine ; iii. Enoch, married and lived in Win- 
throp; iv. Lorrainey, married a Mr. Goodwin, 
of St. Albans; is living there; v. Phoebe, died 
at about thirty years of age, unmarried ; vi. 
Sarah, married a Mr. Higgins, living in 
Maine; vii. Horatio, married twice, living in 
Winthrop; viii. Lizzie, married and living in 
Maine ; i.x. Mary, married and living in Maine. 
3. Anson, see forward. 4. Cynthia, married 
Solomon Bates, and moved to Aroostook ; they 
brought up a large family of children; Mr, 
Bates carried on farming on a large scale, and 
was prosperous in that line. 5. Phoebe, mar- 
ried Albert Lyford ; both were very musical ; 
children : i. Elvira, married A. J. Lang, who 
located in Waverly as principal of the high 
school there ; he was a fine Greek scholar ; 
children : Herbert, employed as a journalist 
in New York City, and Percy, a banker in 
Waverly; ii. Louisa, married (first) a Mr. 
Marriner and (second) a Mr. Campbell, of 
San Francisco ; no children ; both Mr. and 
Mrs. Marriner were very musical ; Mrs. Mar- 
riner studied abroad, and had a beautiful so- 
prano voice; iii. Maria, married a Mr. Nor- 
cross ; one child, a daughter, who has been 
musically educated, and is now living in 
Waverly, New York ; iv. Charles, enlisted in 
the civil war and was killed in the battle of 
Fredericksburg ; v. Monroe, enlisted, volunteer 
service, in the Si.xteenth Maine Regiment, 
serving to the end of the civil war ; is now lo- 
cated with the Lehigh \^alley railroad, Waver- 
ly, New York; vi. Frederick, married twice; 
children of first wife were Charles, Albert and 
a daughter; children of second wife were 
Frederick Jr. and a daughter. Mr. Lyford is a 
self-made man, and is now holding the posi- 
tion of president of the First National Bank of 

Waverly, New York. His first and second 
sons were educated at Cornell University. 

(VH) Anson, son of Constantine Bates, was 
born March 11 or 18, 1812. He was a farmer 
of Fairfield, also an expert mechanic and of 
fine musical attainments. He married (first) 
Sally Gibbs, of Fairfield. Married (second) 
Cordelia Sarah, born in 181 5, died when fifty- 
three years of age, daughter of David and 
Mary (Ricker) Huston, of Oakland, Maine, 
formerly of Waterville. Children of first 
wife: I. William T., enlisted in the Sixteenth 
Maine Regiment of \'oluntecrs in the civil 
war; was a hospital steward and was killed at 
the battle of Gettysburg. 2. Sarah E., died 
March 19, 1864. 3. Emma J., born July i, 
1845, married Stephen C. Watson, and lived 
on the Ten Lots, later called Oakland Heights ; 
children: Arthur T., Henry and Harry B. ; 
Arthur T. now resides in Des Moines, Iowa, 
and was graduated from Colby University, 
Maine ; Harry B. was a graduate of Colby 
L'niversity ; is now living in Hinckley, Maine ; 
is principal of the school at Goodwill Home. 
Children of second wife : 4. Henry Anson, 
see forward. 5. Helen Delia. 

(\TII) Henry Anson, fourth child of Anson 
Bates, was born in Fairfield, Maine, April 26, 
1848. He was educated at the public schools 
of that town, also attending high school at 
Oakland, finishing with a course at the Com- 
mercial College of Augusta, Maine. In 1869 
he left home for Providence, Rhode Island, 
working at the carpentering trade for about 
two years. Subsequently was engaged in the 
dry goods business for fourteen years in that 
city, when he removed to New York City, and 
became buyer for J. A. Bluxome & Company. 
He was subsequently employed by Adams & 
Company, and later with B. Altman & Com- 
pany, until he engaged with the importing 
house of J. R. Leeson & Company, of Boston, 
with New York offices, and remained with 
them several years. He then became interested 
in thread manufacturing, the company being 
called The Bates Thread Company, of which 
he was president. Later the Bates Thread 
Company consolidated with the Summit 
Thread Company, of which he is now vice- 
president. Mr, Bates has always been of an 
inventive turn of mind and has invented and 
patented many valuable attachments for sew- 
ing machines and sewing machine shuttles, 
and is used in connection with threatl manu- 
factured by the Summit Thread Company, 
and has also patented other inventions of lesser 
importance. The Summit Thread Company is 
located at East Hampton, Connecticut. Air. 




Bates is a member of St. Johns Lodge, No. 2, 
F. and A. M., Middletown, Connecticut ; 
Washington Chapter, No. 6, which is one of 
the oldest in the Cnited States ; Cyrene Com- 
mandery. No. 8, Knights Templar, of Middle- 
town, Connecticut; also Knights of Malta. He 
is also a member of the Baptist Church of 
JMiddletown, Connecticut, treasurer, and one 
of the board of trustees. Mr. Bates married 
(first) Ellen Stone, of Providence, Rhode Is- 
land. Their children were: i. Arthur Henry, 
born April 6, 1878, is now living in Brockton, 
Massachusetts ; is a graduate of Princeton 
University ; now employed in the interest of 
the Summit Thread Company. Married 
Blanche Happenstat, of Yonkers, New York; 
child, Dorothy Ella Bates. 2. Alfred Stone, 
died one year old. Mr. Bates married 
(second) Emma Bethia Smith, of Sudbury, 
Massachusetts, daughter of George and Han- 
nah Adelia (Morton) Smith. Emma Bethia 
Smith was born March 24, 1856. Her father 
was the son of Elisha and Clarissa (Parks) 
Smith, a descendant of Benjamin, who served 
in the revolutionary war. Her mother was the 
daughter of John and Bertha ( Cook) Morton, 
of Friendship, Maine, and a direct descendant 
of Governor William Bradford, and Francis 
Cooke, of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mrs. 
Bates's paternal emigrant ancestors came from 
Sudbury, England, and named the Massachu- 
setts town where they settled. A monument 
has been erected there : "In memory of John 
Smith and Mary his wife, the first of the name 
who came to ^America from Sudbury, Eng- 
land, some time in 1600." Their children are : 
Ethel Smith, born in New York City, August 
17, 1887; Helen Delia, born in New York City, 
March i, 1889; Henry Anson Jr., born in 
Yonkers, New York, July 25, 1893; William 
Bradford and Alger Huston, twin brothers, 
born in Yonkers, April 29, 1897. Ethel Smith 
and Helen Delia are both being educated, one 
at Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the 
other at Wesleyan University of Middletown. 
The other three sons are preparing for a col- 
lege education. This family was also very 
musical throughout. 

(For ancestry see preceding sketch.) 

(VII) Asa Blackwell, son of 
BATES Constantine Bates, was born in 

China, Maine, October 6, 1807, 
and died April 24, 1890, in Oakland, Maine. 
He was four years old when the family moved 
to Fairfield and he attended the public schools 
there. He learned the trade of carpenter in 
Fairfield; worked for a few years as journey- 

man anil then engaged in business as a carpen- 
ter and builder on his own account at Oakland. 
He built many of the houses in Oakland and 
Waterville and was one of the leading contrac- 
tors of that section for many years. He lived 
in Oakland from 1863 until the time of his 
death, and in addition to his other business 
conducted a farm of one hundred and sixty 
acres in Oakland. He was an active and use- 
ful citizen. In politics a Republican, he repre- 
sented the town in the state legislature. He 
was a member and deacon of the Baptist 
church at Oakland. He married, September 
18, 1831, Azuba Sturtevant, born January 25, 
1810, in China, died June 5, 1890, in Oakland, 
daughter of William Sturtevant, of China. 
Children: i. Ellen A., born October 20, 1832, 
married, April i, 1854, Gustavus Mower, of 
Dexter, Maine. 2. Erastus W., May 8, 1834, 
married and lived in Augusta, Maine. 3. Liz- 
zie M., November 13, 1837, married, March 
14, 1864, Warner Farr; she died April 11, 
1905. 4. Martha F., July i, 1840, married, 
January, 1868, Samuel Hersom. 5. Mabel, 
October 17, 1841, married, October 19, 1866, 
William H. Fessenden, and lived in Boston. 

6. JMary B., August 30, 1843, married, July 13, 
1871, Charles A. Whiting, of Norwidgwock. 

7. Henry E., mentioned below. 8. Julia A., 
May 27, 1898. 9. Albert M., March 14, 1850, 
died March 13, 1857. 10. Herbert M., Janu- 
ary 25, 1853, died January 26, 1863. 11. Lil- 
lian F., June 23, 1854. 

(\'III) Henry Edward, son of Asa Black- 
well Bates, was born April 21, 1846, in Fair- 
field. He was educated in the district schools 
of Fairfield and West Waterville, Maine, and 
afterward worked with his father in the build- 
ing business, and learned the trade of carpen- 
ter. He was associated in business with his 
father. They had a saw mill on Messalonskee 
stream and manufactured various kinds of 
lumber, saw frames and saw horses. Upon 
the death of his father he succeeded to the 
business. The saw mill was destroyed by fire 
in 1885, was promptly rebuilt ; and in October, 
1907, fire again destroyed the mill and it was 
again rebuilt. The firm of A. B. Bates & 
Company was organized in 1893 with Mr. 
Bates at the head and Henry E. and Julia A. 
Bates as members. It is one of the representa- 
tive business houses of Oakland. At the pres- 
ent time the Bates saw mill is manufacturing 
boxes largely for the manufacturers of Oak- 
land, in addition to the lumber and other work 
of the mill, employing a dozen regular hands. 
Since 1907 Mr. Bates has been tiie owner of 
the Benjamin Allen Machine business and has 



conducted it successfully. In Oakland .Mr. 
Bates is one of the leading citizens. Actuated 
by motives of public spirit he has supported 
every movement for the welfare and improve- 
ment of the town ; he is interested in public 
affairs and is an influential Republican. lie 
has demonstrated unusual capacity for busi- 
ness, and great persistence and enterprise. He 
is a prominent member of the Baptist church 
of Oakland. He belongs to the Ancient Oriler 
of United Workmen of Oakland. He married, 
January i6, 1873, Helen Messenger, born -Au- 
gust 24, 1847, in Corinth, Maine, died May 
4, 1898, in Oakland, daughter of Hazen and 
Harriet (Oak) Messenger. Their only child, 
Lena Evelyn, was born October 31, 1876, in 

This family name is found 
S.AWYEK among those derived from oc- 
cupation and the race is 
proverbially one of mechanics. It has been 
said by a descendant that "a Sawyer was never 
known who could not handle the saw easily 
and they usually follow the occupation of a 
wheelwright, millwright, cooper, carpenter, 
machinist, engineer or master builder." In 
England the Sayers are mentioned as an old 
family of wealth and municipal importance of 
Colchester county, Essex, in the sixteenth cen- 
tury. About two hundred years earlier they 
held of the king eighty-two acres of land in 
Copperfield in the village of Latchingdon in 
that county. Sayere and Sayer was an ancient 
name in Norfolk county, in the thirteenth cen- 
tury, and this branch were lords of Pulham 
Manor in the seventeenth and eighteenth cen- 
turies. A John Sayer was of Worsall, York- 
shire, in the time of Henry VHI, 1509-1547; 
Francis Sayer, of Marriet Park North Riding, 
was one of the Yorkshire Roman Catholics 
who lost his estate in 1505. In Hertfordshire, 
at early date, the name is said to have been 
Sears. The American Sawyers, "according to 
the best traditions," were originally from Lin- 
colnshire, England, though the town or the ex- 
act locality is not mentioned. 

(I) William .Sawyer, immigrant ancestor, 
came from Lincolnshire, England (with his 
brothers Thomas and Edward) in 1636. He 
was on record in Salem, Massachusetts, 1640; 
went for a short time to Wenham and thence 
to Newbury, 1643. His birth date was about 
1613, as he called himself sixty-five years of 
age when he took the oath of allegiance in 
1678. He was one of the founders of the Bap- 
tist church at Newbury in 1682. He died 
there 1702-03. administration on his estate be- 

ing granted to his widow, Ruth. .March i, 
1703. There still remains in the burying- 
ground at Newbury, various tall slate grave- 
stones inscribed with birth-dates that antedate 
that of the arrival of the emigrants and indi- 
cate that these burials were of the family of 
William of Newbury. The children of Wil- 
liam and Ruth were : John, born .Vugust 24, 
1645; Samuel, November 22, 1646; Ruth, Sep- 
tember 13, 1648, married, .August 27, 1667, 
Benjamin Morse; Mary, February 7, 1650, 
died June 24, 1659; Sarah, November 20, 
1651, married, January 15, 1669, Joshua 
Browne; Hannah, February 23, 1654, died 
January 25, 1660; William, February i, 1656; 
I'rances, March 24. 1658, died February 7, 
1660; .Mary, July 29. 1660, married, June 12, 
1683, John Emery; she died November 3, 
1699; Stephen, April 25, 1663; Hannah, Jan- 
uary II, 1665, died August 28, 1683; Frances, 
November 3, 1670. 

(II) Samuel, second son of William and 
Ruth Sawyer, was born in Newbury, Massa- 
chusetts, November 22, 1646. He married, 
March 13, 1670-71, JMary, daughter of John 
and Mary (Webster) Emery, of Newbury, 
born June 24, 1652. He was made freeman 
May 12, 1675, and was known as "Lieuten- 
ant." He died in Newbury, February 11, 1718. 
Children were : Mary, born January 20, 
1672; Samuel, June 5, 1674, married ^lartha 
Moores; John, March 15, 1676; Hannah, Jan- 
uary 12, 1679; Josiah, January 20, 1681 : John, 
February 23, 1683, married Mary ]\Icrrill; 
Joshua, February 23, 1683 ; Benjamin, Octo- 
ber 27, 1686, married Elizabeth ; and 

two others who died young. 

(III) Josiah, third son of Liea t Sam- 
uel and Mary (Emery) Sawyer, Wc.:! born in 
Newbury, January 20, 1681, and died .April 4, 
1756. He married, January 22, 1708. Tirzah, 
daughter of Thomas and Tirzah (Titcomb) 
Bartlett, of Newbury. She died September 2, 
1739. Their children were : Josiah, born 
1709; Moses (Dr.), February 21, 171 1, 
died August 25, 1778; Tirzah, November 7, 
1715, died 1782, married David Ring; Israel, 
C)ctober 9, 1717, died .August 2, 1739; Gideon, 
December 15, 1719, died December 26, i8i6; 
Hannah, died August 16, 1739; James, May 
12, 1722. died September 27, 1723. 

(IV) Josiah (2), eldest son of Josiah (i) 
and Tirzah (Bartlett) Sawyer, was born in 
Newbury, -April 12, 1709. He married, about 
1735, Mary, daughter of Deacon John Ord- 
way, born November 2, 1714, died March 2, 
1796. He died June 10, 1792. He was a far- 
mer and resided in Newbury until 1746, when 

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he purchased a farm at Southainplon, New 
Hampshire, and removed there with his family 
in April of the same year. Children were : 
Josiah; Israel; Miriam, died September 4, 
1780, unmarried; John; Hannah, born 174O, 
died September 24, 1770, unmarried; Richard; 
Matthias; Moses; Tirzah, 1758, died Septem- 
ber 2, 1832, unmarried; Molly, 1764, died Sep- 
tember 21, 1789, unmarried. 

(V) Richard, fourth son of Josiah (2) and 
Mary (Ordway) Sawyer, was born in South- 
ampton, New Hampshire, March 31, 1748, 
and died June 22, 1818. He married Eliza- 
beth Clark. He was a farmer and lived at 
Corinth, Vermont. Children : Hannah, born 
October 21, 1774; Richard, December 14, 
1776; Plant, April 19, 1779; Betsy, September 
I, 1782; Sally, November 17, 1785; Abigail, 
August 15, 1789. 

(VI) Plant, second son of Richard and 
Elizabeth (Clark) Sawyer, was born in 
South Hampton, New Hampshire, April 19, 
1779. He married Ruth, daughter of Obadiah 
and Mehitable Eastman, of Coventry (Ben- 
ton), New Hampshire, born July 26, 1785. He 
was a farmer, "died of dropsy, February 28, 
1840." Their children were: Ira, born No- 
vember 6, 1808, died November 26, 1823 ; Ro- 
silla, August 25, 1810, married Horace Rich- 
ardson, of Corinth, Vermont ; Otis, February 
17, 1813; Alvira, March 31, 1815, died March 
7, 1817; Dana, August 14, 1817; Alvira, Sep- 
tember 13, 1819; Emeline, January 9, 1822, 
married Hilas Dickey, of Manchester, New 
Hampshire; Lucinda, September 14, 1826, 
married Amos P. Collins ; Moreau, June 14, 
1829, unmarried, resided in Missouri. The 
father of Plant's wife, Obadiah Eastman, was 
a leading man in the public affairs of the town 
of Coventry (Benton) ; was the moderator of 
the first town meeting; appointed first justice 
of the peace, 1789. He rendered good service 
in the revolutionary war, and his marble mon- 
ument erected in the High Street cemetery has 
been marked by the Sons of the Revolution 
with the insignia of the Society. 

( \^II ) Dana, third son of Plant and Ruth 
(Eastman) Sawyer, was born August 14, 
1817, and married Sally C. Sanborn, of Cov- 
entry, who was born February, 1818. They 
had two children : Emma V. and Henry T., 
and probably others, but the record is not ex- 
tended and the father, Dana Sawyer, probably 
removed from New Hampshire to Maine. 

(VIII) Ira Cole Sawyer, M. D., was born 
in Hiram, Oxford county, Maine, March 2, 
1840. His childhood days were spent on the 

farm of his father, and he received his early 
education in the academies of Limington and 
Parsonsfield. He was but sixteen years of age 
when death bereft him of his father's care, and 
he was practically thrown upon his own re- 
sources. He was a lad of great force of char- 
acter, and having determined to make the med- 
ical profession his life work, he taught school 
in various places for a period of four years in 
order to obtain the necessary means to pursue 
his course of studies. By dint of great econ- 
omy, he ultimately succeeded in his ambition. 
He was eighteen years of age and teaching 
school at the time when he commenced his 
professional studies under the preceptorship of 
Dr. Moses Sweat, of Parsonsfield, a most able 
physician. With him he studied for four 
years, and in November, 1863, was graduated 
from the medical department of Dartmouth 
College. He immediately established himself 
at Naples, Maine, where he was engaged in 
successful practice for many years. IDuring 
the early part of this period of time, he took 
a special course of study at Bellevue Medical 
College, New York City. He removed to 
Springvale in 1884, and built up an excellent 
practice in that town. He was a close and 
painstaking student, working hard to qualify 
himself for his profession, and as a physician 
and surgeon ranked among the foremost in the 
country. Pie was also greatly esteemed per- 
sonally. His political affiliations were with the 
Democratic party, and he was an attendant at 
the Congregational church. He was a member 
of Oriental Lodge, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, of Bridgton, Maine. His death occurred 
April 12, 1906. He married (first) Ellen 
Edes; (second), 1878, Georgiana Page, born 
in Windham, Maine, daughter of Warren and 
Mary Caroline (Hormon) Page, and grand- 
daughter of Samuel Page. Dr. and Mrs. Saw- 
ver had children: Florence Alildred, born 
July 3, 1879, died February 21, 1896; Claude 
B., born August 13, 1886, married, November 
28, 1907, Ada Durgin, of Sanford, Maine. 
Warren Page, father of Mrs. Sawyer, was 
born in Windham, April 7, 1824, and died 
October, 1903. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools of his district, was a farmer in 
Harrison and Naples, and also operated a mill 
in Windham. In politics he was a Democrat. 
His children were: Howard and Georgiana. 
Georgiana (Page) Sawyer was educated in the 
schools of Harrison, Maine. She is a woman 
of great ability and noble aspirations, and is 
prominent in all charitable undertakings in the 



Benjamin Xve, son of Thomas Nye, 
NVE was born .\iay 4, 1620, at liidlen- 

(len, county Kent. England. He 
came in the ship ••Abigail" to Lynn, Mas- 
sachusetts, in 1635 and settled in 1637 in 
Sandwich. He was on the list of those 
able to bear arms in 1643. He took the 
oath of fidelity in 1657, and held many impor- 
tant positions in public affairs; was supervisor 
of highways 1655 ; on the grand jury 1658 and 
at other times: constable 1C61 and 1673; col- 
lector of taxes 1674. The town voted August 
8, 1675, to give permission to Benjamin Nye 
to build a fulling mill on Spring Hill river. It 
is said that the ruins of the old saw mill at 
Little Pond are still extant, at Spring Hill, 
just west of East Sandwich. He married, in 
Sandwich, October 19, 1640, Katherine, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Tuppcr. who came 
over on the same ship. Children : i . Mary, 
married 1, 1670, Jacob Burgess. 2. John, 
mentioned below. 3. Ebenezer. 4. Jonathan, 
born November 29, 1649. 5- Mercy, born 
April 4. 1652; married Matthias Ellis. 6. 
Caleb. 7. Nathan. 8. Benjamin, killed by In- 
dians at battle of Rehoboth. in King Philip's 
war, March 26. 1676. 

(II) John, son of Benjamin Nye, was born 
in Sandwich. In 1678 he took the oath of fidel- 
ity. With his brother Ebenezer he bought a 
hundred acres of land in Falmouth, and in 
1689 they were granted two hundred acres 
more. He resided in Sandwich, and in 1695 
served on the school committee. He married 
Esther Shedd, and died in 1722. His will was 
dated July 19. 1720, and proved November 2"], 
1722. He bequeathed his Falmouth property 
to his son Benjamin, who lived there. Chil- 
dren: I. Benjamin, born November 24, 1673. 
2. John, November 22, 1675. 3. Abigail, April 
18, 1678; married September 26, 1695, Edward 
Dillingham. 4. Experience, December 16, 
1682 ; married June 23, 1718, Josiah Swift. 5. 
Hannah. January 19, 1685 ; married, October 
31, 1723, Isaac Jennings. 6. Ebenezer, Sep- 
tember 23, 1687. 7. Peleg, November 12, 
1689. 8. Nathan, mentioned below. 9. Joseph, 
1694. 10. Cornelius, 1697. 

(HI) Nathan, son of John Nye, was born in 
Sandwich, and died there November 27, 1747. 
His will was dated November 14, 1747, and 
proved January 20, 1748. lie was a cord- 
wainer by trade, and his will shows him to 
have been a man of property. Pie married, 
April 12, 1715. Dorothy Bryant. Children: I. 
Rebecca, born November 26, 1715; married 
July 15, 1739. Solomon Foster, of Sandwich. 
2. Mary, born .'\pril 26, 1718; married 

Bourne. 3. Stephen, born June 6, 1720; men- 
tioned below. 4. Nathan, born October 13, 
1722. 5. Deborali, born (October 5, 1726; mar- 
ried, June 29, 1748, John Freeman Jr.; died 
January 29, 1770. 6. William, born Septem- 
ber I, 1733. 

(I\') Stephen, son of Nathan Nye, was 
born in Sandwich, June 6, 1720, and died July 
6, 1810. He was very prominent in town 
affairs, and served as deputy to the general 
court eighteen years. He was a member of the 
committee of safety, and a delegate to the first 
and third provincial congresses of Massachu- 
setts. He married, June 7, 1744, Maria 
Bourne, who died August 29, 1814, aged 
eighty-four years. Children: i. Elisha, born 
April 2"/, 1745; mentioned below. 2. John, 
December 26, 1746. 3. Nathan, February 20, 
1749. 4. Hannah, May 10, 1751 ; married 

Tobey. 5. Stephen, April 30, 1753. 

6. Susanna, July 27. 1755. 7. Abigail, July 
27, 1755 (twin) ; married Motto Bryant. 8. 
Jonathan, November 27, 1757. 9. William, 
July 24, 1760. 10. Zenas, March 31, 1763. 11. 
Rebecca, January 24, 1766; married Paul Gif- 
ford. 12. Christina, April, 1768. 13. Sabra, 
married George Ellis, of Sandwich. 

(\') Captain Elisha, son of Stephen Nye, 
was born in Sandwich, April 27, 1745, and 
died May 12, 1843. He served in the revolu- 
tion, lieutenant in Captain John Grannis's 
company, stationed at Elizabeth Island ; en- 
listed July I, 1775, service to December 31, 
1775; also captain, on list of seacoast officers 
stationed at Elizabeth Island and Martha's 
Vineyard, commissioned January i, 1776; also 
captain, entered service January 4, 1776, to 
February 2, 1776, stationed at Elizabeth Is- 
land for defence of seacoast ; also in same 
company from April 5 to November 21, 1776, 
at the same place; also captain of a company 
stationed at Naushon, December 16, 1776; also 
chosen captain of a company stationed at 
Naushon in 1777. In 1781 he removed to Hal- 
lowell, Maine, where he died. He married 
(first) .■\pril 2, 1767, Lucy Tobey, who died 
September 22, 1775, daughter of Eliakim 
Tobey, of Sandwich. He married (second) 
Aleliitable, daughter of William Robinson, of 
Falmouth. Children, born at Sandwich: i. 
Alvin, May 22, 1768. 2. .A.nsel, December 17, 
1769. 3. Maria, March 25, 1771. Children of 
second wife, born at Chilmark : 4. Elisha, 
June 8, 1776. 5. Lucy, January i, 1778: mar- 
ried Stephen Hinckley. 6. Abigail, born De- 
cember 25, 1780, at Falmouth: married Philip 
Lord. 7. Susanna, born January 5, 1783, at 
Hallowell, Maine; married (first) • 




Kent: (second) Captain Caleb Heath. 8. 
Eimice, born September 26, 1784; married, 
August 31, 1803, John Charles Schofl' ; died 
July I". 1877. 9. Mehitable, born May 30, 
1786; married, and was mother of General 
George H. Xye. 10. Charles, born February 
4, 178S. 

(\T) General George Henry Nye was born 
at Hallowell, ]\laine, February 24, 1828. He 
adopted his mother's maiden name, Nye. He 
was educated in the public schools of his na- 
tive town. Fie began work in a cotton mill at 
Hallowell, and later served on a steamboat ply- 
ing between Boston and Portland. After a 
few years he was employed in a cotton mill at 
Brunswick, Maine, and later worked at farm- 
ing a year at Rome, Maine, then returned to 
Lewiston and worked at his trade in the cotton 
mill. He won promotion, and when the civil 
war broke out was an overseer. He left this 
position, in which his wages were five dollars 
a day, to enlist as a private when the call for 
volunteers came. His pay as a soldier was $11 
a month, but the financial sacrifice he under- 
took cheerfully, as well as the hardship and 
danger of the service. He enlisted April 20, 
1861, in Company K, First Maine Regiment 
of Infantry, for three months : as he was com- 
missioned previous to the company being mus- 
tered in, he forfeited a bounty of one hundred 
dollars, and was commissioned second lieuten- 
ant May 3, 1 86 1. At the expiration of his 
term of enlistment he raised a company for the 
Union service, and on C)ctober 4, 1861, was 
commissioned captain of Company K, Tenth 
Maine Regiment. With this regiment he took 
part in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Moun- 
tain, Rappahannock. Sulphur Springs, South 
Mountain and Antietam. At the end of two 
years his company was mustered out of ser- 
vice, and he raised another for the Twenty- 
ninth Maine Regiment, enlisting the men for 
three years, and was given Company K. He 
was commissioned captain on November 13, 
1863; on October 18, 1864, promoted to major, 
and on December 20, 1864, to colonel. He was 
breveted brigadier-general October 28, 1865, 
and major-general, to rank from March 13, 
1863. The Twenty-ninth regiment served in 
Louisiana, and took part in the engagements 
at Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, Cain 
River Crossing, and later in Virginia at Ope- 
quan. Fisher Hill and Cedar Creek. He was 
badly wounded in the battle of Cedar Moun- 
tain, but was able to take his place at the head 
of his regiment at the Grand Review at the 
close of the war. He was wounded in the 
mouth at Cedar Creek. The official report of 

the battle of Cedar Mountain states that he 
was struck three times, but was not off duty a 
day in consequence. At the close of the war 
he was stationed with his regiment at Savan- 
nah, Georgia, then at Georgetown, South 
Carolina, also at Hilton Head, South Carolina, 
and finally at New York Cit"\', where he and 
his command were mustered out of service 
June 29, 1866, at Hart's Island, (jcneral Nye 
was probably the only man to enlist as a pri- 
vate and rise during the war to the rank of 

At the close of the war he returned to Lew- 
iston, Maine, and took up his duties as over- 
seer in the mill. Soon afterward he was ap- 
pointed agent of the Dwight Mills in Chicopee, 
Massachusetts. During the five years in which 
he had charge of this property, three large 
mill buildings were erected. The next five 
years he spent in Montreal as agent of a mill 
in the vicinity, and there had charge of the 
erection and equipment of a large new mill. 
He was agent for the next five years of a mill 
company at Laurel, Maryland, and again had 
charge of the building of new mills. With 
the purpose of providing for the education of 
his children he returned to Massachusetts, and 
accepted a position as inspector for the Mu- 
tual American Liability Company. Upon as- 
suming this position he purchased a home in 
South Natick, Middlesex county, Massachu- 
setts, near Wellesley College, where he resided 
most of the time until 1884, when he came to 
Boston. During his connection with the com- 
pany named, he traveled extensively in New 
England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl- 
vania, Delaware, JMaryland, Ohio, and other 
eastern states, covering a period of over twenty 
years luitil 1895, when he resigned, this ending 
his active career. He died Octolier 22, 1908, 
at the Dunbar, Roxbury district, Boston, 
where he had his home for some years. 

General Nye was made a Mason in Bruns- 
wick. Elaine, in 1854. He was afterward a 
charter member of a blue lodge in Montreal, 
which he was active in organizing. He was 
a Royal Arch Mason ; member of Council, 
Royal and Select Masters, and of the various 
bodies of the Scottish Rite Masonry to the 
33d degree, which was conferred upon him in 
October, 1896, and at the time of his death he 
was one of the oldest Masons in the country, 
having been a member of the order for fifty- 
four years. He never lost his interest in mili- 
tary afifairs. and when the Spanish-.American 
war broke out, he tendered his services to the 
government, but on account of age he was not 
accepted. He was a member of the Minute 



Men, also of the Union \'eteran Union, and 
the Military Order of the Loyal Legian, which 
latter he joined at the same time as Captain 
Sigsbee, Admiral Dewey, General Harrison, 
General Arthur. Major ^IcKinley and others, 
in Washington. Afterward he was trans- 
ferred to the Massachusetts Commandery, in 
which he was prominent. In politics he was a 
Republican, and for many years was active in 
political life. He was a campaign speaker of 
much ability and in various campaigns spoke, 
chiefly in the southern states in company with 
John P. Gorman and others. He was a promi- 
nent member of the Grand Army, and in 1904 
took a leading part in the national encampment 
in Boston. Though seventy-si.x years old, he 
paraded with Thomas G. Stevenson Post No. 
26 of Roxbury, of which in later years he was 
a member. 

He married (first) November 29, 1851, 
Charlotte A. Ilussey, who died December 21, 
1885. Children: i. Georgianna II., born at 
Rome, Maine, September 19, 1852: died Janu- 
ary 18, 1861. 2. Clara A., born at Rome, April 
5, 1856; died July, 1906; married February 18, 
1880, at Washington, D. C, Shields IJurr, who 
died September 6, 1883 ; children : i. George 
Houston Burr, born May 20, 1881, in Mon- 
treal, Canada; ii. Shields Burr, born July 29, 
1883. 3. Grace A., born at Rome, March 12, 
1859; married, July 8, 1880, at Washington, 
W. Harry Steiger ; she died January 26, 1888, 
at South Natick; children: i. Walter Van 
Patten Steiger, born December 19, 1881 ; mar- 
ried Alice Burks, of Natick ; ii. George Nye 
Steiger, born October 24, 1883 ; iii. William 
Tell Steiger, born November 24, 1885 ; iv. Neil 
Burr Steiger, born January 19, 1888; v. Clar- 
ence Burr Steiger, born January 19, 1888 
(twin). 4. Charlotte A., born at Lewiston, 
Maine, February 14, 1864: married, August 
17, 1886, Albert Ross Cuthbert, at Berthier, 
Canada; connected with the English army, 
now stationed in northwestern Canada ; chil- 
dren : i. Margaret Ross Cuthbert, born May 
12, 1887; ii. Ross Cuthbert, born February 6, 
1892 ; iii. Stuart Ross Cutlii)ert, born Decem- 
ber 23, 1896. 5. Gertrude II., bom at Lewis- 
ton, June 16, 1867, teacher of music in Cornell 
University. 6. Catharine A., born at Chicopee, 
Massachusetts, July i, 1870; died May 20, 
1871. 7. George H., born at Montreal, Can- 
ada, October 24, 1873; married, July 9, 1897, 
Maude L. McCarrick and lives at Lynn, Mas- 
sachusetts; children: i. Charlotte Houston, 
born July 3, 1898: ii. Philip Rawdon, born 
September 26, 1901 ; died May 7, 1906; iii. 

Gertrude, born December 7, 1906; iv. Hous- 
ton, born December 8, 1907. 

General Nye married (second) September 
20, 1892, Mrs. Elizabeth .Vdams, nee Stetson, 
born in Bangor, Maine, daughter of Milton 
and Amanda (Adams) Thompson, grand- 
daughter of Peter Adams. Peter Adams was 
a descendant of the immigrant, Henry Adams, 
of Braintree, Massachusetts, from whom the 
Presidents .-\dams descended, and was born in 
Franklin, Massachusetts, settled in Gardiner, 
iMaine, where he became one of the leading 
men, removed to Lowell, Massachusetts, but 
died at Boothbay, Maine, being then one of 
the oldest Free ^lasons of that state : married 
(first) Betsey Stone, and (second) her sister, 
Nancy Stone; children: Elmira. Nancy, 
Amanda (mentioned above), Maria. John 
and William, all by first wife; Elizabeth, Julia, 
Cyrus, and Peter of Danvers, by second wife. 
The children of ^Milton and Amanda (Adams) 
Thompson were : Elmira, Edwin. Lucretia, 
Delia and Elizalx'th. ^Irs. Thompson was a 
woman of fine education and ability, and re- 
tained her faculties throughout her long life. 
Milton Thompson died by drowning at the age 
of thirty, leaving five children, who were 
reared by the widow. Elizabeth .Adams 
Thompson married (first) Adelbert II. Stet- 
son, who was a carriage trinnner b\' trade 
and carried on this business and harness mak- 
ing and died in Boston. By this marriage she 
had four children, three of whom died young. 
Her daughter, Nina M. Stetson, born in 
Maine, ]May 14, 1880, married Joseph M. 
LeCain, of Somerville, Massachusetts; chil- 
dren : Elizabeth Adams LeCain, born yiay 
24, 1906, and Robert LeCain, ^lay 20, 1907. 

(For ancestry see Jolin Farrington I.) 

(Ill) Benjamin, fifth 
FARRINGTON son and tenth child of 
D a n ie 1 and Abigail 
(Fisher) Farrington, was born in Wrentham, 
Massachusetts, March 12, 1714-13. He mar- 
ried Christiana Cox, and had four children as 
follows: I. John (q. v.), October 20, 1756. 
2. Susan, married Benoni Cummings, had 
eleven children, lived in Royalston, Massacliu- 
setts, where she died February 2, 1838. 3. 
Jemima, married James Llawes and had six 
children. 4. Hannah, March. 1765, married 
Thomas Fisher, December, 1786; lived in 
Teni])Ieton, Massachusetts; had ten children, 
and died October 15, 1826. Her husband died 
in Wrentham in 1772. 

(I\") John (2), eldest son of Benjamin and 



Abigail (Fisher) Farrington, was born in 
W'rentham, ^Massachusetts, October 20, 1756. 
He was left, by the death of his father, when 
onl_v sixteen years of age, with the care of his 
mother and three sisters, and he worked as a 
carpenter in \\'ellington,\'ermont, in 1781, and 
in Claverack, New York, in 1784. He also 
served as a soldier in the American revolution, 
the last years of the war, and in 1786, in com- 
pany with seven or eight of his comrades, 
went to the district of Elaine and settled on 
land seven miles east of the Penobscot river, 
and the place they located became the town of 
Holden. He married, July 14, 1788, Cynthia, 
daughter of Daniel and Abiah (Bramin) 
Hawes, of Wrentham. 2^1assachusetts, and he 
carried her to the woods of ]\Iaine and they 
lived in a log cabin in the wilderness, while 
her husband was clearing a farm. He was a 
deacon in the church for many years, and rep- 
resented his district in the general court of 
Massachusetts. His wife died October 13, 
1840, in Holden, ]\Iaine, and he died there Sep- 
tember 30, 1843. having lived an exemplary 
christian life. The children of Deacon John 
and Cynthia (Hawes) Farrington, born in 
Holden, Maine, were: i. Sylvia, September 
13. 1789. 2. John, February 4, 1791. 3. Ben- 
jamin, April 27, 1792. 4. Daniel, November 
2, 1793. 5. Nancy, January 17, 1795. 6. 
Silas, April 15, 1796. 7. Oliver (q. v.), Sep- 
tember 18, 1797. 8. Cynthia, December 11, 
1800. 9. Pliny, July 8, 1803. 

(V) Oliver, fifth son and seventh child of 
Deacon John and Cynthia (Hawes) Farring- 
ton, was born in Holden, Penobscot county, 
Maine, September 18, 1797. He was brought 
up on his father's farm and when he reached 
manhood purchased a farm in Brewer, Penob- 
scot county. He married, November 11, 1822, 
Hannah, daughter of Deacon Lot and Hep- 
zibah (Skinner) Rider, of Brewer, and ten 
children were born of the marriage in the 
home established by their parents in Brewer, 
Maine. Oliver Farrington, like his father, was 
a christian citizen of excellence and was a 
foremost advocate of moral reform. He died 
in Brewer, ]\Iaine, September 16, 1863, and his 
widow at the age of ninety years. Their chil- 
dren were: i. Henry Mertyn, January 12, 
1824. 2. Ann Louise. October 29, 1825. 3. 
Hannah Jane, October 3. 1827. 4. Joseph 
Rider (q. v.), ]\Iay 3, 1830. 5. Sarah Eliza- 
beth, May 17, 1832. 6. Clarissa Elvira, Octo- 
ber 25, 1834. 7. Charles Oliver, May 4, 1837. 
8. Edward Payson, September 24, 1839. 9. 
George Shepard, June 14, 1842. 10. Caroline 
Amanda, April 13, 1845. 

(VI) Joseph Rider, second son and fourth 
child of Oliver and Hannah (Rider) Farring- 
ton, was born in Brewer, Penobscot county, 
Maine, I\Iay 3, 1830. He attended the public 
schools of Brewer, Maine, and Farmington, 
and taught school several winters. He was 
deacon of the church, a farmer and brick 
maker; superintendent of the Maine State Col- 
lege farm at Orono; professor of agriculture 
at the Alaine State College; superintendent of 
the']\Iaine State Reform School, South Port- 
land, for seventeen years, and a useful and in- 
fluential citizen, educator and philanthropist. 
Fie died May 30, 1897. He married. October 
II, 1855, Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon 
Ed\^»rd and Melinda (Snow) Holyoke. She 
died in South Portland, Elaine, February 28, 

1895. Children: i. Arthur Manley, Septem- 
ber 22, 1856, was assistant chief of Bureau of 
Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, 
Washington, D. C. 2, Sarah Perkins, Novem- 
ber 19, 1858, married George P. Merrill, one 
of the head curators of the National Museum, 
Smithsonian Institution, Washington. D. C, 
and their children were : Joseph, Margaret, 
Mildred and Ruth ^Merrill. 3. Edward Hol- 
yoke, born Brewer, Maine, December 20, i860, 
Maine State College. B. S., 1881, Sheffield Sci- 
entific School, Yale University. 2vl. S.. 1882; 
professor of dairy husbandry. University of 
Wisconsin, since 1894; married, June i, 1898, 
Margaret Tate, of Chicago, and have a daugh- 
ter Isabel, born 1899. 4- Oliver Cummings 
(q. v.), October 9, 1864. 5- Horace Parker, 
?ilay 26, 1867, teacher of manual training, 
Newark, New Jersey, and draftsman at United 
States navy yard. New York, borough of 
Brooklyn, 1908. 6. Wallace Rider. Orono. 
Maine, May 3, 1871, University of Alaine. 
B. S., 1891, newspaper worker in Bangor, and 
Augusta, Maine, Springfield, Alassachusetts, 
Rockland, Maine. Honolulu. Islands of Hawaii, 
since 1894; member of the territorial board of 
education of Honolulu ; married, October 26, 

1896, Catherine ]klc Alpine Crane, of San Fran- 
cisco. California, a graduate of Stanford LTni- 
versity ; their children are : Joseph Rider, 
born October 15, 1897, in Washington, D. C. ; 
Ruth, born January 22, 1899, in Flonolulu. 
Hawaii Islands ; Frances. 

(\TI) Oliver Cummings, third son and 
fourth child of Joseph Rider and Ellen Eliza- 
beth (Holyoke) Farrington, was born in 
Brewer, [Maine. October 9, 1864. He was pre- 
pared for college at the public schools of 
Orono, [Maine, matriculated at the University 
of Maine in 1878 and was graduated B. S., 
1881, M. S., 1888. and after" a post-graduate 



course in philosophy at Vale University earned 
the degree Ph. D., 1891. During his col- 
legiate course he taught the sciences in acade- , 
mics in Maine. 1882-87, ^nd was a tutor on 
mineralogy and biology at Yale University, 
1889-91 : assisted in the United States Na- 
tional Museum; Smithsonian Institution, 
Washington, D. C, 1893-94; curator of ge- 
ology in the Field Museum of Natural His- 
tory, Chicago, Illinois, since 1894, and lec- 
turer in mineralogy in the University of Chi- 
cago, 1894-1904. He was coUaborateur in the 
United States department of mines and metal- 
lurgv at the Paris Exposition, 1900; member 
of the international jury of awards, Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 
1904. He is the author of "Meteorites" ; "The 
Volcanoes of Mexico"; "Gems and Gem Alin- 
erals" (1903) and a voluminous contributor to 
current magazines. He was married in Glov- 
ersville. New York, August 6, 1896, to Clara 
Adeline, daughter of Frederick and Clarissa 
J. Bradley, of New Haven. Connecticut, a 
teacher of music. They have no children ; 
their home is at 5741 Monroe avenue, Chicago. 
His church affiliation is with the Congrega- 
tional denomination, and he is a member of the 
University Congregational Church of Chicago. 
His political views are those of the Republi- 
can party. His professional affiliations in- 
clude membership in the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, the 
American Association of Museums and the 
Genealogical Society of America. 

"Os" as a root word implica- 
OSGOOD tive of Deity, has made for it- 
self a firm place in Osgood 
and other surnames which are as old as the 
Saxon language. John, Christopher and Wil- 
liam Osgood, who do not seem to have been 
relatives, though they and their families were 
closely associated, settled in Massachusetts 
Bay Colony within a short time after the set- 
tlement of the Puritans at Plymouth. 

(I) John Osgood, born in Wherwell, Hamp- 
shire county, England, July 23, 1595, died in 
Andover, ^lassachusetts, October 24, 1651. He 
came from Andover, England, and settled in 
Andover. Massachusetts, before 1645. He 
had been at Ipswich and Newbury before his 
settlement at Andover. John Osgood was one 
of the petitioners who had liberty to begin a 
plantation at Hampton in 1638. On a leaf in 
the town records a list is written in an ancient 
hand, without date, but probably when most of 
the settlers were living, and may be considered 
correct : "The names of all the householders 

in order as they came to town: Mr. Brad- 
street, John Osgood, etc." So, John Osgood 
was the second settler in Andover. He was a 
freeman in 1639, one of the founders of the 
church in Anclover, October, 1645, and the 
first representative of the town in the general 
court in 165 1. His will was dated April 12, 
1650, and probated November 25, 1651. He 
was married in luigland. His wife Sarah sur- 
vived him more than fifteen years, and died 
April 8, 1667. Their children were: Sarah, 
John. Mary, Elizabeth, Stephen and Hannah. 
Abbott, in "The History of Andover," men- 
tions two more, Christopher and Thomas. 

(H) Stcjihen, son of John and Sarah Os- 
good, was born in 1638 at Ipswich or New- 
bury, Massachusetts, and died of small pox, 
January 15, 1690-91. Fie took the oath of 
freeman at Andover, May 19, 1669. On Oc- 
tober 24, 1663, he married Mary Hooker; they 
had five children, the eldest and youngest of 
whom died in infancy. The children were: 
Stephen, born March 11. 1665. died October 
I, 1667; Hooker, mentioned in the nexl para- 
graph; Stephen, August 16, 1670; Joseph, 
June I, 1673; and Mary, December 23, 1677, 
died March 4, 1678. 

(III) Hooker, second son of Stephen and 
Mary (Hooker) Osgood, was born at And- 
over, Massachusetts, August 24, 1668, and 
died at Lancaster, January 29, 1748. He was 
a Sadler by trade, and moved from Andover to 
Lancaster about the time of his marriage. 
Whether at this time he became a permanent 
settler is not known; but in 1710 and 1714 he 
bought land in that town. In 1715 he was one 
of the selectmen of Lancaster, and the next 
year he held a license to sell liquor. He was 
very active in town affairs. On April 26, 
1892, he married Dorothy Wood, and they had 
ten children, seven sons in succession, and then 
three daughters. It is somewhat remarkable 
that all of these ten children lived to marry 
and rear families. The children were : Hooker, 
born Alarch 26, 1693 ; Joshua, September 2, 
1694; Jonathan, September 16, 1696; David, 
October 8, 1698; Benjamin, whose sketch fol- 
lows; Moses, 1702; Aaron, 1706: Dorothy, 
1707, married Josiah Whitcomb, of Lancaster; 
Elizabeth. 1709, married Thomas Sawyer; 
Sarah, 1710, married John Divoll, of Lancas- 

(IV) Benjamin, fifth son of Hooker and 
Dorothy (Wood) Osgood, was born at Lan- 
caster, Massachusetts, May 21, 1700, and died 
at Keene, New Hampshire, October 29, 1789. 
About 1725 he married Hannah Divoll, and 
thev had six children, all of whom lived to 



mature years. Children were: Benjamin 
(2), whose sketch follows; Oliver, born 1728, 
was a cripple and died unmarried ; Abner, 
1734; Ebenezer, 1736, was lost at sea; Han- 
nah, 1738, married Joseph Wilson, who was 
killed in the revolution; Elijah, March 27, 

(V) Benjamin (2), eldest child of Benja- 
min (1) and Hannah (Divoll) Osgood, was 
born at Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1726, 
and died at Keene, New Hampshire, in 1808. 
He was originally a farmer in Lancaster, but 
accompanied his father on the latter's removal 
to Keene, and made his permanent home there. 
He united with the church in Keene in 1767, 
and was chosen selectman in 1775. He was 
probably the Benjamin Osgood taken prisoner 
at Fort Dummer by the Indians in 1748. On 
December 5, 1753, he married Mary Carter, 
and they had seven children, all of whom livecl 
to mature years, and many of them to great 
age. Children were : Benjamin, born De- 
cember 17, 1754, lived to be ninety-three; 
Samuel, August 19, 1757, married .^my Rich- 
ardson; Mary, November 18, 1759, married 
Hananiah Hall; Oliver, February 18, 1762; 
Jonas, 1765; Peter, whose sketch follows; Je- 
mima, 1774, married Cornelius Howlett, of 

(M) Peter, fifth son of Benjamin (2) and 
Mary (Carter) Osgood, was born at Keene, 
New Hampshire, in 1768, and died at Still- 
water, New York, October 16, 1852. He was 
a farmer, and lived for some years at Eaton, 
Canada East, but spent his last days with his 
son Barnanl at Stillwater. Alwut 1793 he 
married his first wife, Lucy Wheeler, wlio died 
about 1800 at Keene, leaving three children : 
Safford, whose sketch follows ; Sylvia, De- 
cember 24, 1796, died April 27, 1799: Abigail, 

March 17, 1798, married Benton. The 

name of the second wife is unknown, but there 
were two children: Barnard, July 24, 1802: 
and George. 

(VH) "Safford, eldest child of Peter and 
Lucy (Wheeler) Osgood, was born at Keene, 
New Hampshire, ]\Iarch 21, 1794, and died at 
West Worthington, Massachusetts. He was a 
farmer, and lived at New Lebanon, New 
York, and West Worthington, Massachusetts. 
On December 6, 1816, he married Olive Abby, 
who died February 25, 1864. They had seven 
children : Henry A., whose sketch follows : 
Ann J., 'Slay 6, 1820, died in November, 183 1 ; 
Charles F., October 25, 1822, died unmarried 
in Boston. January 13, 1857 ; Lucy A., Decem- 
ber 27, 1824, married Austin Geer, of West 
Worthington. [Massachusetts: George, Alay 

27, 183 1, married Lucy Allen, of Becket, ^las- 
sachusetts ; Milo, December 14, 1833, died 
July. 1836; Oliver, August 6, 1835, died No- 
vember. 1838. 

(VHI) Henry A., eldest child of Safford 
and Olive (Abby) Osgood, was born .April 6, 
1818, at New Lebanon, New York, and died 
December 7, 1905, at Lewiston. He was a 
trader in jewelry, and lived at Groton. New 
Hampshire, from whence he moved to 
Lewiston, Maine, January 28, 1859. In Sep- 
tember, 1844, he married Elizabeth Hannah 
Place, of Dover, New Hampshire. They had 
two children : Ann Elizabeth, born Decem- 
ber 5, 1845, married Frank W. Martin ; and 
Charles H., mentioned below. 

(IX) Charles H., only son of Henry A. and 
Elizabeth Hannah (Place) Osgood, was born 
December 28, 1849, at South Berwick, Maine. 
On June 27, 1871, he married Henrietta -■\. 
Parker, daughter of Jacob and Louise ( Robin- 
son) Parker, of Greene, Maine. Mrs. Osgood 
is a member of the Congregational Church, 
while ]\Ir. Osgood is a member of the Parish, 
and also on the Prudential committee. He is 
a member of Rabboni Lodge, No. 150, -A. F. 
and A. M. ; King Hiram Royal Arch Chapter, 
No. 9 ; Lewiston Commandery, No. 6, K. T. ; 
Maine Consistory, 32d degree Sublime Prin- 
ces of the Royal Secret ; Industry Lodge. 
No. 2, K. P., of Lewiston ; Kora Temple, 
A. A. O. N. M. S., Lewiston; Golden Rule 
Lodge, No. j^, I. O. O. F., Lewiston; 
Worumbus Encampment, No. 13, I. O. O. F. : 
and B. P. O. E., No. 371, of Lewiston, I\Iaine ; 
for three years was the only Elk in the state 
of Maine, and for three years and until ]\Iarch, 
1908. was a member of Boston Lodge, No. 
10, B. P. O. E., but got a demit. 

The Gordon name is one of 
GORDON the most ancient in England 
and is now represented in the 
peerage by the Earl of Aberdeen. The fam- 
ily is of Norman origin and dates back to very 
early times. In 11 50, Richard de Gordon, 
knight banneret, granted to the monks at 
Kefso, lands at Gordon near Huntley Strather. 
There were several early American immi- 
grants of the name, and their descendants can 
be found in all parts of the country, especially 
in the south. The Gordons in America are for 
the most part of Scotch origin, some of them 
being the progeny of an immigrant who came 
from Scotland by the way of England, while 
others are of Scotch-Irish descent. The first 
of the name in New England was Edmund 
Gordon, who came in the ship "Susan and 



Ellen" in 1635. A John Gordon was residing 
in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1682, and a 
Nicholas Gordon was in New Hampshire in 
1689. Nathaniel Gordon, born in Tyrone, Ire- 
land, in the year 1700, emigrated in 1749 to 
join his eldest son Samuel who had preceded 
him. Nathaniel was accompanied by his other 
children, whose names were John, Jane and 
Haimah. He and his son Samuel went to Dun- 
stable, Massachusetts, where they entered the 
employ of one William Gordon, a merchant of 
that town, and presumably a relative. John, 
son of Nathaniel Gordon, was a brewer, and 
between the years 1750 and 1760 became asso- 
ciated in business with the famous patriot, 
Samuel Adams, in Boston. Five of this name 
were graduated from Harvard University 
down to 1834; three were graduated from 
Yale and Dartmouth, and five from other col- 

(I) Alexander Gordon, the first of the name 
in New Hampshire, was a member of a High- 
land Scottish family which was loyal to the 
cause of the Stuarts. While a soldier in the 
royalist army of King Charles the Second, he 
fell into the hands of Cromw^ell as a prisoner. 
After being confined in Tuthill Fields, Lon- 
don, he was sent to America in 1651, and held 
a prisoner of war at Watertown, Massachu- 
setts. In 1654 he was released and went to 
Exeter, New Hampshire, where the town gave 
him a grant of twenty acres of land, ten years 
later, and he became a permanent resident. He 
engaged in lumbering upon the Exeter river, 
and was a successful and exemplary citizen. 
In 1633 he was married to Mary, daughter of 
Nicholas Lysson, and they had six sons and 
two daughters. 

(II) Daniel, youngest son -of Alexander and 
Mary (Lysson) Gordon, was born in 1682 in 
Exeter and resided most of his life in Kings- 
ton. In partnership with his brother, Thomas 
Gordon, he engaged for several years in lum- 
bering, at the mill of Mathew Harriman, in 
Haverhill, ]\Iassachusetts, and both married 
daughters of Mr. Harriman. The latter was 
a son of Leonard Harriman, who came from 
Yorkshire, England, in 1640, and settled in 
Rowley. Massachusetts. Daniel Gordon was 
a blacksmith by trade and gave his attention 
to that occupation after settling in Kingston. 
He married, September 5, 1708, Margaret 
Harriman, and died prior to 1736. The inten- 
tion of marriage of his widow to Samuel 
Bradslrcet. of Suncook, New Hampshire, was 
published January ig, 1736. Daniel Gordon's 
children were: i. Elizabeth, born June 28, 
1709. 2. Mary, February 20, 171 1, married 

Nathan Merrill. 3. Abner, mentioned in the 
next paragraph. 4. Margaret, died at the age 
of three months. 5. Alexander, June 29, 1716, 
married (first) Susan Pattee, (second) Han- 
nah Stanley. 

(HI) Aimer, eldest son of Daniel and Mar- 
garet (Harriman) Gordon, was born Novem- 
ber 24. 1712, probably in Kingston and lived 
in South Hampton, New Hampshire, Suncook 
and Hopkinton, and probably died with his 
children in Henniker. He married, at South 
Ham])ton, 1745. Elizabeth, daughter of Sam- 
uel anil Elizaljcth (Dimond) Straw. They 
were the parents of nine children: i. David, 
baptized at South Hampton. 2. Jonathan, 
mentioned below. 3. Daniel, February 16, 
1748, was a cripple. 4. Miriam, November 

26, 1749. 5. Hannah, died in her eighteenth 
year. 6. Amos, October 4, 1755, married 
Anna George and removed to Garland, Maine. 
7. .'^anuiel, died in his ninth year. 8. Mary, 
November 14, 1758, married Eben Rider. 9. 
Abel. January 18, 1762, married Hannah 
George and died 1837. 

(IV) Jonathan, son of Abner and Eliza- 
beth (Straw) Gordon, was born October 31, 
1746. and settled in Henniker, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1795, dying there March 13, 1827. 
He married, in 1771, Mehitable Eastman, a 
native of Salisbury, w'ho died June 20, 1832. 
Their children were : Samuel, David, Jona- 
than, Hannah, Sarah, Jeremiah, Enoch, Jacob 
and Mehitable. 

(V) David, second son of Jonathan and 
Mehitable (Eastman) Gordon, was born May 

27, 1774, and resided in Henniker. His death 
is not recorded, but he was married in 1800 to 
Polly, daughter of George Hoyt, of \\'eare. 
New Hampshire, who survived him, dying 
January 18, 1852. Their children were: John, 
Asa, Jacob, Daniel, Cyrus, Mary, Eliza, Me- 
hitable, James, Enos and David. • 

(\T) David (2), youngest son of David 
(i) and Polly (Hoyt) Gordon, was born May 
23, 1822, in Hopkinton, and died in July, 1907, 
in Calais, Maine. He settled in Calais, and 
was there engaged in the manufacture of boots 
and shoes ; subsequently engaged in the retail 
boot and shoe business. He married, at Ca- 
lais, Mary Brooks Keen, of that town, who 
was born March 6, 1831, in Calais, daughter 
of Jarius Keen, of Calais, and the following 
children of this marriage are recorded in 
Calais : Alvin L., George C, Helen M. and 
Arthur Horace. 

(\TI) Arthur Horace, third son of David 
(2) and Mary B. (Keen) Gordon, was born 
October 23, 1863, in Calais, and received his 



primary education in the public schools of his 
native town. This was followed by a four 
years' classical and scientific course in the 
Calais Academy, ending in 1880. He subse- 
quently read medicine in the offices of Dr. H. 
B. !\lason and Dr. C. B. Swan, of his home 
town, after which he entered Hahnemann 
Medical College, of Chicago, graduating with 
the degree of M. D. in 1887. Since that year 
he has been actively engaged in the practice 
of his profession in Chicago, and is professor 
of physical diagnosis in Hahnemann Medical 
College, and state medical examiner for the 
Knights of the RIaccabees, being also a mem- 
ber of the executive board of that order. He 
is a member and medical examiner of the 
Sons of St. George, of the Improved Order of 
Heptasophs and life member of the Chicago 
Press Club. He is a member of the .American 
Institute of Homeopathy of the Illinois Home- 
opathic Medical Association, Chicago Home- 
opathic Medical Society, and of the Clinical 
Society of Hahnemann Hospital. He has at- 
tained to the thirty-second degree in Free Ma- 
sonry, being a member of Lincoln Park Lodge, 
No. 611, of Chicago, of the Oriental Con- 
sistory and Medinah Temple, Nobles of the 
Mystic Shrine of that city. In religious belief 
he is a Unitarian. Dr. Gordon is president of 
the Chicago Job Press Company, a concern in- 
terested largely in the printing of medical and 
other documents, and is treasurer of the Mod- 
ern Needle Company of Chicago. He mar- 
ried, December 30, 1891, Julia Agnes Cava- 
naugh. daughter of Jeremiah and Eliza M. 
Cavanaugh, of Chicago, and they are the pa- 
rents of a daughter, Julia M.. born November 
30, 1899. 

The Coolidge family of this 
COOLIDGE country is quite a large and 

widely scattered one. From 
out its numbers may be noted many men and 
women in the several branches, who have won 
distinction and honor among their fellow- 
countrymen. The Maine branch of Coolidges 
has descended from those who originally set- 
tled in Massachusetts, in and near Watertown. 
(I) John Coolidge's date of arrival in New 
England is not fixed definitely, but was prob- 
ably about 1630. His will dated November 19, 
1 68 1, was proved June 16, 1691. He men- 
tions his wife and sons : John, Stephen, 
Simon, Nathaniel and Jonathan; also daugh- 
ters : Sarah and Mary Mixer. The family 
was a very ancient and honorable one in Cam- 
bridge, England, from which place they emi- 
grated to America. The name has with vari- 

ous generations been spelled in almost every 
conceivable manner. Quite common ways 
were Coollidge and Cooledge. 

(II) Simon, son of the American progeni- 
tor, was born in 1632 and died 1693. He mar- 
ried (first) Hannah Barron and several years 
after her death he married Priscilla Rogers, 
by whom were born : Mary, Obadiah, Joseph, 
Hannah, Stephen, Lydia and Sarah. 

(III) Obadiah, second child and first son of 
Simon and Priscilla (Rogers) Coolidge, was 
born in 1664 and died 1706. Pie married 
Elizabeth House, of Hartford, and settled in 
Sudbury, but subsequently returned to Water- 
town, in 1694. Their children were: Eliza- 
beth, Joseph, Hannah, Obadiah, Sarah, Abi- 
gail, RIary L^'dia, Simon and Stephen ; the 
youngest child was born November 2, 1705, 
but soon died. 

(IV) Simon (2), son of Obadiah and Eliza- 
beth (House) Coolidge, was born June 12, 
1704. He was by occupation a bricklayer. He 
married Abia Sanderson, and the children of 
this union were : Joseph, Lydia, Lois, Annie, 
Sarah, Eunice. Simon and Mehitable. 

(A") Joseph, eldest child of Simon and 
Abia (Sanderson) Coolidge, was horn Octo- 
ber 4, 1 76 1. He served in the Fourteenth 
Regiment of the Continental army, in 1780. 
He was under Colonel Bradford, and was a 
United States pensioner from the date of De- 
cember, 1833. He married Mary Adams, of 
Lexington, Massachusetts, and they emigrated 
to Maine, settling at Jay in June, 1790, but 
later moved to Canton, Maine, where he died 
October 17, 1843. His widow survived until 
March 19, 1852, being ninety-one years of 
age. Their children were : Joseph, Mary, 
Mercy, Nancy, Aaron, Jane, John, Cyrus Ham- 
lin, Sally, Jeiiferson and Merrit. 

(VT) John (2), son of Joseph and Mary 
(Adams) Coolidge, was born in Canton, 
ilaine, December 12, 1796, and died in 1874. 
He married Eliza, daughter of John Bigelow 
and wife, born December 12, 1800, and died 
in 1893. Their children were: John Oberon, 
born December 22. 1826; Silas Rutillus, May, 
182S; Charles Archelarus, December 29, 1830; 
George Mariner, December 6, 1834. 

(VII) Dr. Charles Archelarus, third child of 
John (2) and Eliza (Bigelow) Coolidge. was 
"born December 29, 1830. He received his 
earlv educational training in the public schools 
and at South Paris Academy, after which he 
entered Bowdoin College (medical depart- 
ment), where he studied two years, and then 
went to the same department of Dartmouth 
College, from which institution he graduated 



one year later. The first year after his gradu- 
ation from Dartmouth lie spent in the Massa- 
chusetts (k'ueral Hospital, and the following 
year in the Philadelphia Hospital. In 1855 he 
began the practice of medicine in Weld, 
Maine; remained there two years, then re- 
moved to Livermore Corner, where he con- 
tinued until May, 1861, when he located at 
Canton. .Maine, at which place he is still prac- 
ticing medicine, with much skill and success. 
Dr. Coolidge was the township physician for 
many years, and is well known and highly 
appreciated both as a physician and citizen. 
He married Sarah N., daughter of Solomon 
and Adeline (Billington) Foster, of Weld, 
Maine. Children : Eliza, died in infancy ; 
Henry E., born December 23, i860, and 
Charles M., September 24, 1863. 

(Vni) Henry E., second child of Dr. 
Charles A. and Sarah N. (Foster) Coolidge, 
was born in Livermore, Maine. He received 
his education in the public schools, and Nich- 
ols Latin school at Lewiston, attending the 
latter in 1875-76. In 1877 he entered Bates 
College, from which he graduated with the 
class of 1 88 1. He then chose law for his pro- 
fession and studied under Hon. Enoch Foster, 
of Portland. Elaine, teaching school during the 
two years he remained in the law office as a 
student, thus showing his industrious nature 
and perseverance in whatever he undertakes. 
He was ne.xt elected principal of the schools 
at North Berwick, Maine, having charge of 
the high school. He returned to Lewiston and 
entered the law office of Savage & Oakes, in 
.'\uburn, and in 1889 was admitted to the bar, 
the same year going to Lisbon Falls, Maine, 
where he began legal practice on his own ac- 
count, lie is still an honored attorney of that 
place, and has built up an almost enviable 
practice in the courts of Maine. In March, 
1899, he was made cashier of the Lisbon Falls 
Branch of the LewMston Trust & Safe De- 
posit Company. During the years 1896-97-98 
he was superintendent of schools, and is at 
present trial justice. Politically Mr. Coolidge 
affiliates with the Republican party. In his re- 
ligious faith he is a Free Baptist. He inar- 
ried, April 26, 1883, Josephine, daughter of 
Daniel and Celestia (Low) Dearborn, of Can- 
ton, Maine. They are the parents of one child, 
Charles Wilson, born January 23. 1884. He 
was educated in the public schools. Nichols 
Latin school, and Bates College, graduating in 
1903. He is the present manager of the Maine 
Farmer Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He 
married, August 16, 1905, Jane, daughter of 
Joshua and Mary Taylor. Their two children 

are: Muriel T. and Charles H., being of the 
tenth generation of Coolidges from the Amer- 
ican ancestor. 

From Scotland, whose 
HAMILTON sombre climate and rugged 

hills have developed one of 
the most energetic, industrious and thrifty na- 
tions on the globe, have come to these shores 
a people, who wherever found have been a 
credit and a help to the community where they 
dwell. -A colony settled in Londonderry. New 
Hampshire, and at a critical time contributed 
largely to the victory of the patriot arms at 
Bennington and the subsequent capture of 
Burgoyne. Other Scots settled in ]Maine and 
their descendants now constitute a consider- 
able proportion of some of the thrifty towns 
of the coast region. Among these are many 
worthy citizens of Chebeague Island, whose 
progenitor was Ambrose Hamilton. 

(I) .Kmbrose Hamilton came from Scot- 
land to the province of Maine with his wife, 
Betsy Franzy, from Ganzy. Children : .Am- 
brose, Roland and John. Roland settled on 
Cousin's Island, John settled on Walnut Hill, 
and Ambrose on Chebeague Island. 

(II) Ambrose (2), eldest son of .\mbrose 
(i) and Betsy (Franzy) Hamilton, settled on 
Chebeague about 1760. being the third per- 
manent settler on the island. He married De- 
borah Soule and had fourteen children, seven 
sons and seven daughters, and seventy-one 
grandchildren. All his children lived to be 
about ninety years of age, and some to even a 
greater age. Children : Betsy, Ann. John, 
.Ambrose. Deborah, Jane, Jonathan. Roland, 
Dorcas, James, Reuben, Lydia, Lemual and 

(III) James, son of Ambrose (2) and De- 
borah (Soule) Hamilton, was born on Che- 
beague Island, and lived and died there. He 

married Mary ; eleven children : James, 

Isaac, John, \Iary, Benjamin, Reuben, Simeon, 
Sarah, Eliza. Rcliecca and .Sophronia. 

(I\') Benjamin, fourth son of James and 
Mary Hamilton, was born on Chebeague, Sep- 
tember. 181 1, and died on that island in 1844. 
He followed the occupation of farmer and 
fisherman at Chebeague, where he resided 
thirtv-three years. He married Eliza Ross, in 
1830; she was born in Cumberland, 1812, 
daughter of John and Dorcas Ross. Children : 
John R.. Caniline A.. Benjamin. Hcnrv O., 
"Royal T. 

(V) Henry O., third son of Benjamin and 
Eliza (Ross) Hamilton, was born at Che- 
beague, November 7, 1843, ^nd was educated 



in the schools of Chebeague. tic learned the 
trade of mason and has been engaged all his 
life since that time in structural masonry. He 
resides on Great Chebeague Island. He is a 
Republican in politics, and a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. Ele married, in 
Januar}-, 1864, Margery E. Jewett, who was 
born in Westport, September 5, 1846, daughter 
of John G. and Elizabeth Jewett, of Westport. 
John G. Jewett was born in Westport, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1819, and died at Westport, Feb- 
ruary 12, 1848. He married Elizabeth Reed, 
who was born September 16, 1812, at Booth- 
bay, Maine. Children : Margery E. and 
Amasa. Henry O. and ]\Iargery E. (Jewett) 
Hamilton have three children: i. Helen J., 
married Reuben H. Cleaves. 2. Fred. G., 
mentioned below. 3. Harry (Henry) B., mar- 
ried Gertrude Crockett. 

(\T) Fred G., elder of the two sons 
of Henry O. and iMargery E. (Jewett) 
Hamilton, was born on Great Chebeague, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1868, and educated in the public 
schools of Great Chebeague and Cumberland, 
the high school of Chebeague, and at Gray's 
Business College, Portland. April 8, 1888, he 
became assistant bookkeeper for the C. M. 
Rice Paper Company of Portland, was later 
bookkeeper, and since i8g8 has been a mem- 
ber of the firm. He has resided in South 
Portland since 1891, and for fifteen years has 
taken an active part in the political affairs of 
that city. In politics he is a Republican. He 
was elected alderman in 1904, and served one 
term, and in 1908 was elected mayor, and now 
fills that ofHce. He is well known as an in- 
dustrious and successful business man. He 
and his family attend the People's Alethodist 
Episcopal Church in South Portland. He has 
attained the thirty-second degree in Free Ma- 
sonry, and is a member of the following named 
organizations of that order : Hiram Lodge, 
No. 180, of South Portland, of which he is a 
past master; Greenleaf Royal Arch Chapter, 
No. 13, of which he is a past high priest; 
Portland Commandery, No. 2, Knights Tem- 
plar, Portland Council, No. i, of which he is 
a past thrice illustrious master, and Maine 
Consistory, Sublime Princes of the Royal Se- 
cret. He is also a member of the Knights of 
the Golden Eagle, Forest City Castle Lodge, 
No. 22, and the United Order of the Golden 
Cross, Gorges Commandery, No. 313. Fred 
G. Hamilton married, in South Port- 
land, September 23, 1891, Evelyn Frances 
Campbell, who was born in South Portland, 
March 26, 1867, daughter of Alexander and 
Harriett EHzabeth (York) Campbell. Alex- 

ander Campbell, deceased, was the son of 
Alexander and Elizabeth (Heal) Campbell, of 
Eowdoin. Harriett E. York was the daughter 
of Charles and Eleanor (Goodrich) York, of 
Yarmouth. Children of George F. and Eve- 
lyn F. (Campbell) Hamilton are: i. Philip 
C, born January 19, 1896. 2. Marguerite E., 
January 21, 1899. 3. Frederick R., August 17, 

This ancient personal name long 
EAIERY ago became a surname. Some 

of the original spellings in Eng- 
land were Americ, Almeric, Almaric, and El- 
meric ; and it is the same to which, in the Ital- 
ian form of Amerigo, we now owe the title of 
our own country. It is a name which has 
been honorably borne by many citizens of the 
United States, one which was very early in 
New England, and has been from that cradle 
of American citizenship distributed over a 
wide area. It was early identified with .Maine, 
and has been borne by pioneers of numerous 
towns in this state. 

(I) The first of whom positive record is 
now obtained was John Emery, who with his 
wife Agnes resided in Romsey, Hants, Eng- 
land, and probably died there. 

(II) Anthony, second son of John and Ag- 
nes Emery, was born in Romsey, Hants, Eng- 
land, and sailed for America 'with his elder 
brother John, from Southampton, April 3, 
163s, in the ship "James," of London. William 
Cooper, master, their wives and one or two 
children each probably accompanying them. 
They landed in Boston, Massachusetts, June 
3, 1635. Anthony, it seems, was in Ipswich, 
in August following, and not long after settled 
in Newbury, where he lived until about 1640. 
In the latter year he removed to Dover, New 
Hampshire, and on October 22 of that vear 
signed the "Dover Combination." For ' the 
nine years following he was identified with the 
interests of the town. His house was at Dover 
Neck, about a mile from the present railroad 
station at Dover Point, and three or four miles 
from Major Richard Waldern's (Waldron's) 
settlement on the Cocheco river. There he 
kept an ordinary or inn, which was destroyed 
by fire. In 1644 and 1648 he was one of the 
townsmen (selectmen) for the "prudential 
affairs" of Dover. He bought of John White, 
November 15, 1648, a house, a field, and a 
great barren marsh on Sturgeon creek, in 
Pischataqua, afterward Kittery, now Eliot, 
Maine, and two other marshes. He served on 
the grand jury in 1649, and in the same year 
removed to Kittery, where he resided until 



1660. He was juryman several times, select- 
man in 1652 and 1659 and constable. He was 
one of the forty-one inhabitants of Kittery 
who acknowledged themselves subject to the 
government of ^^lassachusetts Bay, November 
16, 1652. 1 le received at four different times 
grants of land from the town. He also bought 
of Joseph Austin, of Pischataqua, July 15, 
1650, "a little Marsh soe Commonly called 
above sturgeon Cricke, with a little house and 
upland yrunto belonging, as also one thousand 
five hundred foole of boards, for & in Con- 
sideration of Two stears Called by ye name of 
Draggon and Benbow, with a weeks worke of 
himselfe & other two oxen wch is to be done 
.in Cutchecho." In 1656 he was fined five 
pounds for mutinous courage in questioning 
the authority of the court of Kittery, and in 
1660 he was fined a second time for entertain- 
ing Quakers, and deprived of the rights and 
privileges of a freeman in Kittery. On May 
12, of this year, he sold to his son James all 
his property in Kittery, and sought a residence 
where he could enjoy more liberty. He re- 
moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and was 
there received as a free inhabitant, September 
29, 1660. He served as a juryman from Ports- 
mouth on several occasions, was chosen con- 
stable June 4, 1666, and deputy to the general 
court, April 25, 1672. The last evidence of his 
residence at Portsmouth is that of a deed of 
land in Portsmouth to Rebecca Sadler, his 
daughter, dated }ilarch 9, 1680. An Anthony 
Emory was representative from Kittery at 
York,' Maine, March 30, 1680, but it does not 
seem probable after what had happened to that 
time that Anthony Emery, the immigrant, 
is the person referred to. He was a man of 
good business qualifications, energetic, inde- 
pendent, resolute, in purpose, bold in action, 
severe in speech, jealous of his own rights, 
and willing to sufifer for conscience sake. He 
was one of those men who did their own think- 
ing and would rather be right than be presi- 
dent. His wife's forename was Frances. Plis 
children were : James, a son unknown, and 

(HI) James, eldest child of Anthony and 
Frances Emery, was born in England about 
1630, and came to America with his parents. 
He was the grantee of lands in Kittery in 
1653-56-69-71 : was selectman of Kittery 
1674-76-77-84-85-92-93-95; was elected repre- 
sentative to the general court 1693-95 ; and 
was grand juror and constable in 1670. He 
seems to have resided in Dedham after he was 
elected representative, and later to have lived 
in Berwick, in the Province of Maine. He 

weighed over three hundred and fifty pounds, 
and is said to have made the journey from his 
home to Boston, his carriage being a chair 
placed in an o.x cart drawn by a yoke of steers. 
This mode of conveyance was necessary, as 
there was not in Kittery a carriage large 
enough to carry him . over the rough roads 
safely. He is supposed to have died in 1714 
or earlier. He married (first) Elizabeth 

, who died after 1687; and (second) 

December 28, 1695, Mrs. Elizabeth (New- 
comb) Pidge, widow and second wife of John 
Pidge. of Dedham, Massachusetts. His chil- 
dren, all by first wife, were : James, Zacha- 
riah, Noah, Daniel, Job, Elizabeth and Sarah. 

(I\') Zachariah, second son of James and 
Elizabeth Emery, was born about 1660, in Kit- 
tery. where he resided and died about 1691, 
in the neighborhood of thirty-one years of age. 
He married, December 9, 1686, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) 
Goodwin, of Kittery. She married (second) 
December 22, 1692, Philip Hubbard, of Ber- 
wick. Zachariah and Elizabeth had a daugh- 
ter and a son, namely : Elizabeth and Zacha- 

(V) Zachariah (2). only son of Zachariah 
(i) and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Emery, was 
born October 5, 1690, and resided in Chelms- 
ford, Massachusetts. He enlisted there in 
June, 1745, for the expedition against Cape 
Breton, as a member of Captain Gresham 
Davis' company. In October of that year he 
was sent to Boston as the agent of the com- 
pany to make up its muster roll and was taken 
ill so that he did not return to Cape Breton. 
His son Samuel was also a member of the ex- 
pedition and died about that time. After his 
recovery, Zachariah Emery made, a petition 
to the general court for the value of his gim, 
and that of his son Samuel. He placed the 
amount at twenty-five pounds ten shillings and 
was granted three pounds eighteen shillings. 
He died in 1752. He married (first) Sarah 
(surname unknown), who died October 8, 
1732. He married (second) ]\Iay 20, 1733, 
Rebecca Reddington, of Topsfield, Massachu- 
setts, who died in 1743-44. He married 
(third) June 26, 1744, Thankful Foster, who 
married (second) Jonathan Spaulding, of 
Carlisle, and died .Vugust 31, 1785, at the age 
of eighty-five years. There were ten children 
by the first marriage, one by the second, two 
by the third. Sarah (died young), Noah 
(died young), Zachariah, Noah, Samuel, John, 
Sarah, Daniel, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, James, 
Thankful and Samuel. The first Samuel died 
as before noted at Cape Breton, about 1745. 



John and Daniel were soldiers of the revolu- 

(\"I) Zachariah (3), second son of Zacha- 
riah (2) and Sarah Emery, was born August 
26, 1 7 16, in Chelmsford, and resided in 
Townsend, ^Massachusetts, where he died May 
3, 1804. He was a man of standing in the 
community and served as selectman there from 
1754 to 1756, in 1761-63-72-73-76-77, nine 
years in all. He married, December 2, 1741, 
Esther Stevens, who died a little more than a 
month after him, on June 17, 1804. Their 
chiluren were : Zachariah and James (twins), 
Amos, Esther, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thankful, 
John, Lucy, Samuel and William (twins) and 
Levi. Zachariah and Amos were revolution- 
ary soldiers. 

(\TL) Levi, youngest child of Zachariah 
(3) and Esther (Stevens) Emery, was born 
November 3, 1762, in Townsend, and settled as 
a young man in Blocmfield (now Skowhegan), 
Maine, where he died April 22, 1857. Before 
he was nineteen years old, he enlisted July 
13, 1781, in Captain Asa Drury's company, 
Colonel Turner's regiment, which company 
was raised to serve five months from July i, 
1781. He served four months and twenty- 
three days, travel included, in Rhode Island. 
He married, in Bloomfield, 2\Iindwell Ireland, 
who was born January 6, 1772, and died April 
15, 1857. Their children were: Sally, Esther, 
Levi, Darius, Eunice, Asa, Zachariah, Char- 
lotte and Sophronia, all born in Bloomfield. 

(\"IIIj Zachariah (4), third son of Levi 
and Mindwell (Ireland) Emery, was born 
September 10, 1804, in Bloomfield, and died 
at Athens, Maine, October 26, 1881. He was 
a farmer in Athens, and a deacon of the Bap- 
tist church. He married Abigail Cole, born 
January 15, 1808, died August 5, 1898, at 
Athens. Their children were: i. j\Iina A., 
widow of Alanson Lock, residing in Athens, 
3.1aine. 2. Asa Cole, receives further mention 
below. 3. Mary Angeline, widow of Way- 
land Leighton, residing in Skowhegan, Maine. 
4. INIartha Abigail, married (first) Ferdinand 
Spaulding, who died in the civil war; (sec- 
ond) Samuel Goodrich, who resides in Ath- 
ens. 5. Henry Harrison, lives in Camden, 
Maine. 6. ^Matilda Arrabell, deceased. 7. 
Zachariah Judson, deceased. 8. Charles E., 
lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 9. Miranda 
Alice, wife of William H. Wood, of West 
Medford, ^Massachusetts. 

(IX) Asa Cole, eldest son of Zachariah (4) 
and Abigail (Cole) Emery, was born Febru- 
ary I, 1831, in Athens, !\Iaine, and resides in 
that town, where he has been a farmer, inn- 

keeper and merchant, and is now retired. He 
is affiliated with the Baptist church and the 
Patrons of Husbandry, is a Republican in 
principle and was a candidate for representa- 
tive on the Greeley ticket. He married, De- 
cember 30, 1856, Ellen Frances Hutchinson, 
born January 19, 1839, in Athens, a daughter 
of Ebenezer and Sabrina (Williams) Hutch- 
inson (see Hutchinson XVH). They were 
tlie parents of two sons, Eben Hutchinson and 
Charles Augustus. The latter is now a resi- 
dent of Athens. 

(X) Eben Hutchinson, elder son of Asa 
Cole and Ellen F. (Hutchinson) Emery, was 
born December 8, i860, in Athens, where his 
early years were spent. He was a student at 
Somerset Academy at Athens, Maine, and the 
Nichols Latin School at Lewiston, Elaine, 
graduating from the latter institution in 1880. 
He immediately entered Bates College, from 
which he was graduated with the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts in 1884. On July 30 of that 
year he entered the government service in the 
weather bureau, and has continued in this ser- 
vice up to the present time. He was first sta- 
tioned at Wilmington, North Carolina, subse- 
quently at Key West, Florida; Chattanooga, 
Tennessee ; Bismarck, North Dakota ; Havre, 
^Montana ; Chicago and Cairo, Illinois ; Huron, 
South Dakota ; Atlantic City, New Jersey ; 
and New York City ; and is now located at the 
last named point, where he is district fore- 
caster of the weather bureau, in charge of the 
New York City local office. His long ex- 
perience has made Mr. Emery very expert in 
his line of endeavor, and his genial nature and 
democratic character make him friends among 
his associates and those of the public who 
come in contact with him. He is verj^ active 
in the Masonic Order, having risen to the de- 
gree of Knight Templar, and is a member of 
Temple El Riad, Nobles of the ]\Iystic Shrine, 
of South Dakota. He is a member of the 
Maine Society of New York City, and is es- 
teemed by his fellows. He married, October 
6, 1897, Elizabeth Fillmore, of Boston, Mas- 
sachusetts, born August 19, 1867, daughter of 
John C. and Anne J. Fillmore. They are the 
parents of a son and two daughters : Marion 
Hutchinson, Elsie Fillmore and Josephine 

In the maternal line, Eben Hutchinson de- 
scends from Barnard Hutchinson, through an- 
cestry elsewhere given in this work, and lead- 
ing down to 

(12) Benjamin, third son and fifth child of 
Joseph Hutchinson and youngest child of his 
first wife, was a native of Danvers and died 



intestate in 173,^ He was a farmer, and lived 
in that part of tlie homestead which he re- 
ceived by deed of gift from his father, October 
2, 1691. This contained thirty acres, and he 
afterward acquired considerable land by pur- 
chase, contiguous to this, and he also owned 
a tract of ten acres on the west side of Ips- 
wich river, which he bought August 6, 1713, 
from his brother Robert. Before his death he 
settled a snug estate upon each of his remain- 
ing children, and disposed of the remain- 
der of his property by sale. While an infant, 
he had been adopted by Deacon Nathanial In- 
gersoll, who had previously been bereaved of 
his only child. lie married (first) before 
1690, Jane, daughter of Walter and Margaret 
Philips, who died in 171 1. He married (sec- 
ond) January 26, 1715, Abigail Foster. He 
was received into the church May 7, 1699, and 
his W'ife on the 28th of the same month. She 
was the mother of his eleven children. The 
first, a son, died in infancy. The others were : 
Benjamin (died young), Hannah, Benjamin, 
Bethiah, Nathaniel, Sarah, Bartholomew, 
Jane, Israel and John. 

(13) According to the above, the first son 
of Benjamin Hutchinson died in infancy. It 
is believed by the writer that this is an error. 
A thorough search of the records has failed 
to discover any account of the birth of Timo- 
thy Hutchinson. He is the first to be found in 
the line herein traced, and the first record of 
him appears in Hampton Falls, New Hamp- 
shire, where in 1710 he appears on a petition 
of the inhabitants of that precinct, asking to be 
set off as a separate town, the petition bear- 
ing date of May 3 of that year. The earliest 
date of land purchased by him is November 
13, 1 718, when he purchased land in that part 
of Hampton now known as Kensington, which 
land became his homestead. In the following 
years his name is frequently on record. The 
date of his death is unknown, but he was alive 
as late as 1759, in which year he deeded the 
homestead to his son Jonathan. His wife 
Hannah was baptized and admitted to the 
Hampton Falls Church, July 14, 1717, and her 
death is recorded as of November 21, 1752, 
and her age seventy years. A list of his chil- 
dren has been made up from various sources 
as follows: Ebenezer, John, Hannah, Jona- 
than, Alary, Johnston and Phoebe. 

( 14) Ebenezer, eldest son of Timothy and 
Hannah Hutchinson, was born August 11, 
171 1, in Hampton Falls, and resided in the 
portion of that town which is now Kingston. 
He signed a petition there in 1739. In 1741 
he was in Exeter and in 1743 a citizen of 

Brentwood. He was a member of the Exeter 
company on the Crown Point Expedition, 1755 
and 175S, and died August 11, 1788. He was 
married in Kingston, November 2, 1748, to 
Elizabeth Alarsh, who was born about 1708 
and died August 21, 1804, at the age of ninety- 
six years. Their children were : Henry, 
Theophilus, John, Joseph and Elizabeth. 

(15) Joseph (2), fourth son of Ebenezer 
and Elizabeth (Marsh) Hutchinson, was born 
August 4, 1750, in Brentwood, and settled in 
Readfield, Maine, where he died August 17, 
1828. He married, December 6, 1785, Ann 
Whittier, born July 2, 1766, died January 3, 
1819, and they were the parents of: Benja- 
min, Elizabeth, Joseph, Ebenezer, Ann. Polly, 
Hannah. Edmund Bridge, Phebe Bridge, 
Sarah Hodge, Julia Ann, Henry Augustus 
and Martha. 

(16) Ebenezer (2), third son of Joseph (2) 
and Ann (Whittier) Hutchinson, was born 
April 25, 1794, in Readfield; settled in Ath- 
ens and resided in that town, where he died 
May ig, 1862. He married (first) August 22, 
1 813, Alartha Maddocks and they were the 
parents of two sons : Harrison and Charles. 
Fie married (second) December 23, 1832, 
Sabrina Williams, who died January 7, 1840, 
aged twenty-nine years. She was the mother 
of Henry Williams, Ellen Frances and George 
Franklin. He married (third) October 28, 
1840, Lois Williams Bishop, who was born 
June 26, 1805, died September 10, 1878. She 
bore him a son and daughter : Ebenezer and 
Emma A. 

(17) Ellen Frances, eldest daughter of 
Ebenezer Hutchinson and second child of his 
second wife, Sabrina Williams, was born Jan- 
uary 19, 1839, in Athens, and became the wife 
of Asa C. Emery (see Emery IX). 

(For first generation see preceding sketch.) 

(II) John (2), son of John 
EMERY (i) and Agnes Emery, was 
born at Romsey, September 29, 
1598. In company with his brother Anthony 
and their wives and children he sailed from 
Southampton on board the ship '"James" of 
London, William Cooper, master, which ar- 
rived in Boston, June 3, 1635. Shortly after- 
ward he proceeded to Newbury, where land 
was granted him for a house lot. December 
27, 1637, he was fined twenty shillings for hav- 
ing enclosed a piece of groimd which had not 
been previously laid out by the town, but in 
the following February he was given legal 
possession of the lot by a town order to that 
effect. He was admitted a freeman in 1641 



and his name appears in the list of ninety-one 
freeholders of Newbury compiled in 1642. He 
received an additional grant of land in 1644 
(records say "Twenty-one acres and five 
rods"); was a selectman in 1661 ; fence- 
viewer and grand juryman in 1666; served 
upon a trial jury in 1672 and was chosen to 
carry the town's votes to Salem in 1676. Hos- 
pitality was a crime in those days of religious 
intolerance as evidenced by the ancient town 
records of Newbury, which state that on the 
complaint of the constable "John Emerrie" 
was prosecuted and fined four pounds in 1663 
by the court at Ipswich for entertaining trav- 
ellers and Quakers. His death occurred in 
Newbury, November 3, 1683. His first wife, 
Mary, whom he married in England, died in 
April, 1649, ^"d he married (second) Mrs. 
Mary Webster, born Shatswell, and widow of 
John Webster, of Ipswich ; she died April 28, 
1694. JMr. Emery was the father of: John 
and Ann, who were born in England ; Eben- 
ezer, born in Newbury, September 16, 1648 
(the records at hand state this child to have 
been a daughter) ; and Jonathan, born in New- 
bury, 'Slay 13, 1652, who was of the second 

(III) John (3), eldest child of John (2) 
and Mary Emery, was born in England about 
1628. He was made a freeman in Newbury 
in 1660 and in addition to possessing forty 
acres of land, the gift of his father as a token 
of "love and Affection,'' he was granted an- 
other forty acres by the town, this lying over 
the "Artichoke and Rasberry River." He 
served at dififerent times as selectman, vote 
carrier, trial juryman and tything man, and 
in the records is designated as sergeant. His 
will was made August 3, 1693. He married, 
October 2, 1648. Mary Webster, a daughter of 
his stepmother by her first husband, and she 
died February 3, 1709. The children of this 
union were : Mary, Hannah, John, Bethiah, 
Sarah, Joseph, Stephen, Abigail, Samuel, Ju- 
dith, Lydia, Elizabeth and Josiah. 

(IV) John (4), third child and eldest son of 
Sergeant John (3) and Mary (Webster) Em- 
ery, was born in Newbury, September 2, 1656, 
and died July 14, 1730. He married (first) June 
13, 1683, Mary, born July 29, 1660, died No- 
vember 3, 1699, daughter of William and Ruth 
Sawyer; (second) Abigail Bartlett; (third) 
Mary ]\Iarch. His children were : Mary, 
Johnj Josiah, Daniel, Lydia, Sarah, Ruth and 

(V) Lieutenant John (5), second child and 
eldest son of John (4) and Mary (Sawyer) 
Emery, born in Newbury, September 29, 1686, 

died June 30, 1750. He married, December 
30, 1714, Mehitable, who died June 11, 1773, 
daughter of Henry and Ann (Sewall-Long- 
fellow) Short. Ann Sewall was a daughter of 
Henry and Jane (Dummer) Sewall, widow of 
William Longfellow, and the second wife of 
Henry Short. The children of Lieutenant 
and Mehitable (Short) Emery were: Moses, 
Anna, Josiah (died young), Mary, John, Me- 
hitable, Sarah, Jane, Josiah, Daniel and Sam- 

(VI) Moses, eldest child of Lieutenant 
John (5) and Mehitable (Short) Emery, born 
in Newbury, October 12, 1715, died April 11, 
1789. He married, March 24, 1738, Lydia 
Emery, born in 1718, died July 11, 1800, a 
daughter of Stephen and Ruth (Jacques) 
Emery, and a distant relative of her husband. 
They had children : Lydia, Mary, John, 
Moses, Josiah, Nathan, Sarah, Ann, Amos 
and Michael. 

(VII) Moses (2), second son and fourth 
child of Moses (i) and Lydia (Emery) 
Emery, was born in Newbury, January 31, 
1745. Leaving his ancestral home when a 
young man, he braved the dangers and priva- 
tions of the wilderness of Maine and became 
the third white settler at Bakerstown, now 
Minot ; the first saw mill in that locality was 
built by him. He married Ruth Bodwell, born 
February 13, 1750, and noted for her piety 
and courage, amply demonstrating the latter 
quality by sharing with her husband the lonely 
life of a pioneer. Of this union there were six 
children : Olive, Ruth, Moses, Nathan, Mary 
and Stephen. 

(VIII) Moses (3), third child and eldest 
son of Moses (2) and Ruth (Bodwell) Em- 
ery, was the first male child born in Minot 
and at his birth, which took place September 
20, 1772, he was granted fifty acres of land 
commemorative of the occasion. His last days 
were spent at Livermore, Maine, where he 
died November 4, 1861. He united with the 
Methodist Episcopal church and became a lay 
preacher at about the age of fifty years, and 
thenceforward devoted much of his time to the 
propagation of that faith. In 1793 he married 
Susannah Woodward, born in 1775, died June 
8, 1859, who bore him children: Moses, see 
forward. Susannah, born January 9, 1797. 
Abigail, October 15, 1799. Eunice, Novem- 
ber 20, 1802. Irene, August 2, 1805. Eliza 
Ann, July 23, 1809. Nathan Addison, Octo- 
ber 25, 1813. Mary Ann, July 23, 1816. Sarah 
Stowell, September 22, 1819. 

(IX) Moses (4), eldest child of (3) 
and Susannah (Woodward) Emery, born in 



Minot, July i6, 1794, died in Saco, Maine, 
May 12, 1881. Prompted by an irresistible 
desire for a liberal education, he made strenu- 
ous efforts in the face of numerous obstacles 
to prepare for and enter college. Having 
mastered the Latin text books by candle light 
and without the aid of an instructor, he pur- 
sued a short course at the Bridgton (Maine) 
Academy and was finally admitted to the 
sophomore class at Bow-doin College, from 
which he was graduated in 1818, having de- 
fra\ed all his expenses by teaching school. 
He was accepted by Judge Bailey, of Wiscas- 
set, as a law student, and w^as taken into part- 
nership with his preceptor after his atlmis- 
sion to the Lincoln county bar in 1821, and 
four years later established himself in the gen- 
eral practice of law at Saco. His long and 
honorable career at the York county bar was 
made notable by his connection with many 
exacting litigations involving lofty principles 
as well as important financial issues, and in 
these he had as opponents such famous legal 
experts as John Holmes, Nathan Clifford, 
John Fairfield, Daniel Goodenow, N. D. Ap- 
leton, the Shepleys and others. His methods 
were based wholly upon the rigid rules of 
common law and his victories were obtained 
solely through the application of honest means. 
He was a firm believer in equity trials, in 
which he acquired special distinction, and out 
of nineteen cases tried by him in the equity 
court he lost but two. For many years he 
was president of the York County Bar Asso- 
ciation. In politics he was originally a Whig 
and later a Republican, served with marked 
ability in the Maine legislature, and as a can- 
didate for congress in a strong Democratic 
district he nearly defeated his opponent, who 
obtained a majority of only three hundred 
votes. While a member of the legislature, 
1836-37. he secured the act authorizing the in- 
corporation of the Portland, Saco & Ports- 
mouth Railroad Company against formidable 
opposition, and he w-as equally zealous in ad- 
vocating the adoption of other improvements. 
As one of the pioneer supporters of the tem- 
perance cause he accomplished much toward 
creating sentiments which finally resulted in 
the enactment of the prohibitory liquor law, 
and he displayed a similar enthusiasm relative 
to the increase of educational facilities, serv- 
ing for many vears as president of the board 
of trustees of Thornton Academy. In his 
religious belief he was a Unitarian. He mar- 
ried, November 27, 1823, Sarah Cutts Thorn- 
ton, a detailed account of whose family will 
be found below. She became the mother of: 

I. Thornton Cutts, born November 16, 1824, 
married Abby Little Bailey, who died at 
Emery's Crossing, Middle Yuba, California, 
May 10, 1858. 2. Anne Paine, born February 
25, 1827, died June 11, 1842. 3. Charles Car- 
roll, born May 31, 1830, married Anna Cald- 
well, who died February 27. 1897. 4. Sidney 
Ilamaden, born September 27, 1832. died Sep- 
tember 13, 1833. 5. Sarah Gennett, born Sep- 
tember 6, 1834, died November 8, 1835. 6. 
;\Ioses Jr., born September 15, 1837, died Sep- 
tember 4, 1838. 7. George Addison, see be- 

(X) George Addison, youngest child of 
Moses (4) and Sarah Cutts (Thornton) 
Emery, was born in Saco, Maine. November 
14, 1839. He was graduated with the class 
of 1863 from Bowdoin College, taking his 
bachelor's degree, pursued his legal studies 
under the direction of his father and was 
admitted to the York county bar in 1866. Es- 
tablishing himself as an attorney in Saco, he 
was shortly afterward appointed judge of the 
newly organized municipal court, serving in 
this capacity with a great amount of credit 
until 1871, and since his retirement has acted 
as recorder of the court for the greater part 
of the time. Upon his retirement the mem- 
bers of the bar presented to the court a set 
of resolutions expressing their gratitude to 
Judge Emery for his able and impartial con- 
duct while in office, and their pleasure in that 
he would again join their ranks. These reso- 
lutions were responded to in an appropriate 
manner by Judge Emery and it was tiien or- 
dered that they should be recorded in the books 
of the court. Now, for about forty years 
Judge Emery has conducted a profitable gen- 
eral law business in his native city, being gov- 
erned in his practice by the same lofty prin- 
ciples and sound legal ethics which charac- 
terized the career of his distinguished prede- 
cessor, and he has attained an honorable record 
both as a member of the bar and as an upright, 
public-spirited citizen. He has figured promi- 
nently in various matters outside of his legiti- 
mate field of action, and has ably filled many 
responsible positions of trust of a public and 
a semi-public nature. He represented his 
town in the lower branch of the state legis- 
lature in 1881-83 ; is a charter member, and 
at the present time secretary of the York 
Institute; director in the York National Bank, 
having served in that capacity continuously 
since 1882; trustee of Saco Savings Bank; 
trustee of the Dyer Library Association : trus- 
tee, secretary and treasurer of the Thornton 
Academv ; has acted as general agent of the 



Provident Association for nearly thirty-five 
years ; and was secretary of the Saco Board 
of Trade. He is a member of the Park Com- 
mission, of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Asso- 
ciation and the Maine Historical Society, is a 
IMaster Mason, and has been secretary of the 
local Blue Lodge for more than twenty-five 
years. In politics he is a Republican, and his 
religious affiliations are with the Second Par- 
ish (Unitarian) Church, of which he is a lead- 
ing member and in which he has taken an im- 
portant part in the administration of affairs. 
The ancestral line of Sarah Cutts (Thorn- 
ton) Emery, mother of George Addison, is 
Anthony (i), James (2), James (3), which 
see elsewhere, and : 

(4) Rebecca, daughter of James (2) and 
Margaret (Hitchcock) Emery, married (first) 
Captain Daniel Smith, of Saco; (second) Cap- 
tain Nathaniel Ladd, of Falmouth, Maine. 
Her children were: Theophilus, Daniel, Re- 
becca, Lydia, ^lary, Nathaniel, Alexander and 

(5) Rebecca, daughter of Captain Daniel 
and Rebecca (Emery) Smith, married Domin- 
icus Scammon and had Dominicus and Eliza- 

(6) Elizabeth, daughter of Dominicus and 
Rebecca (Smith) Scammon, married Colonel 
Thomas Cutts, of Indian Island, Saco, who 
was the son of Hon. Richard and Eunice 
(Curtis) Cutts. Colonel Cutts acquired pos- 
session of the larger part of Indian Island by 
purchase and for many years it was called 
Cutts Island. Alost distinguished among his 
children was Hon. Richard, at one time United 
States representative and afterward comp- 
troller of the treasury, and who married Anna 
Payne, sister of Dolly, the wife of President 

(7) Sarah, seventh child of Colonel Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Scammon) Cutts, married. No- 
vember 26, 1793, Dr. Thomas Gilbert Thorn- 
ton, born August 31, 1769, died IMarch 4, 
1824, son of Timothy and Eunice (Brown) 
Thornton, and a descendant of Rev. Thomas 
Thornton, early of Yarmouth, Massachusetts. 
On the maternal side he was descended from 
James and Sarah (Cogswell) Brown, of Ips- 
wich, Massachusetts. Dr. Thornton studied 
medicine under Dr. Joseph ^Manning and at 
Harvard College, and settling in Saco, Elaine, 
became an eminent physician. He was also 
engaged in commercial pursuits and was one 
of the most successful merchants in the state. 
Upon Thomas Jefferson's accession to the 
presidency Dr. Thornton was appointed United 
States marshal for the district of Maine, and 

held this office under Madison and Monroe. 
He was also president of the Saco Bank and 
a leader in the Democratic parly. The insti- 
tution, however, with which his name is most 
frequently associated is the Thornton Acad- 
emy, with which he was closely identified. A 
petition was presented to the ^Massachusetts 
legislature in 181 1, placing before that body 
the advi.-iability of establishing an academy in 
Saco, York county, for the instruction of youth 
in science, literature and morals, and the name 
of Dr. Thornton was second in the list of 
subscribers ; Colonel Thomas Cutts was the 
first. The petition was granted, the institu- 
tion to be called the Saco Academy, and Dr. 
Thornton was named as one of the trustees. 
The trustees organized at Cutts Hall, near the 
new meeting-house in Saco, and Dr. Thorn- 
ton was one of a committee of three ap- 
pointed to draw^ and submit a suitable plan 
for the academy. In the Weekly Visitor of 
September 2, 1820, the following notice ap- 
peared : "Saco Academy. The Trustees of 
this institution respectfully inform the public 
that the term will commence Monday the nth 
of September next. Their funds having been 
lately increased by the liberality of individuals 
they have engaged as a permanent instructor 
Rev. Phineas Pratt, a gentleman every way 
qualified for so important a trust. Students 
can be accommodated with board in respect- 
able families at the moderate price of $1.75 
per week. T. G. Thornton, R. C. Shannon, 
Seth Storer, Jun., Com." Three thousand 
dollars was required by the charter to be raised 
and secured for the endowment of the acad- 
emy before land was granted, and almost four 
thousand dollars was contributed by eighty- 
three persons, a very large amount in those 
hard times, and among those who contributed 
one hundred dollars was the name of Dr. 
Thornton. November 21, 1821, a committee 
was appointed to draw up a subscription paper 
and obtain fifteen hundred dollars to increase 
the funds of the institution. Dr. Thornton 
gave ten shares of Saco bank stock, valued at 
one thousand dollars, and thirty-one others 
contributed six hundred and forty-three dol- 
lars. In consequence of this gift the legisla- 
ture of ]ilaine passed : 'An Act to change the 
name and style of Saco Academy in the County 
of York. Be it enacted by the Senate and 
House of Representatives in Legislature as- 
sembled, that from and after the passing of 
this act, the name and style of the said Saco 
Academy shall cease, and the said academy 
shall henceforth be called and known by the 
name and st\ le of Thornton Academy, any law 



to tlie contrary notwithstanding : and nothing 
in this act contained shall be constituted, to im- 
pair any of the riglits or liabilities of said 
corporation." This act passed January 25, 

1822. Dr. Thornton was a representative in 
the general court of Massachusetts in 1795- 
96-98-1803, and was a candidate for congress 
at the election on the first .Monday in .\pril, 

1823, but as neither candidate was elected at 
that time he withdrew his name from the con- 
test. He had a large house in Saco, and 
President Monroe and General Lafayette w-erc 
entertained there. This mansion was con- 
verted into a hotel known as the "Thornton 
House," after the death of Dr. Thornton, and 
was destroyed by fire in January, 1851. It 
was located at the corner of Maine street and 
Thornton avenue. 

(8) Sarah Cutts, one of the children of 
Dr. Thomas Gilbert and Sarah (Cutts) Thorn- 
ton, married Moses Emery, as mentioned 

(III) Jonathan, third son and fourth child 
of John (2) and Mary (Shatswell Web- 
ster) Emery, was born in Newbury, Mas- 
sachusetts Bay Colony, May 13, 1652. He 
took the oath as a freeman, April 19, 1691, 
having already been present at Newbury, De- 
cember 3, 1675, as a soldier in King Philip's 
war, and he took part in the great Narragan- 
sett fight, December 19, 1675. and received a 
wound from an Indian arrow in the shoulder. 
He married. November 29, 1676, ]\Iary, daugh- 
ter of Mr. Edward Woodman, and they had 
ten children, as follows, all born in Newbury : 
Mary. September 25, 1677; John, 1678; Jona- 
than, February 2, 1680; David, September 28, 
1682; Anthony, November 13, 1684: Stephen, 
June 13, 1687, died 1688; Sarah, December 18, 
1688, married Ambrose Berry ; Stephen, June 
24, 1693; Edward, November 10, 1694; James, 
baptized .\pril 10, 1698. Jonathan Emery 
made his will February 6, 1722-23, and it was 
proved October 7, 1723. His estate was 
valued at two hundred and two pounds, two 
shillings, ten pence. He died in Newbury, 
September 29, 1723, his wife having died six- 
teen days before his demise, the date of her 
death being September 13, 1723. 

(IV) James, youngest child of Jonathan 
and Mary (Woodman) Emer}-, was baptized 
at the first church at Newbury, April 10, 1698. 
He was a farmer. He married, December 10, 
1719, Ruth Watson, of Haverhill, and they 
lived on a farm in that town up to about 
1725, when they removed to Dracut. The 
first three of their eleven children were born 
in Haverhill and the remainder in Dracut. On 

March 30, 1757, James Emery petitioned the 
general court of Massachusetts for remunera- 
tion for e.xpenses incurred as follows : That 
his son, Ambrose, a minor, "Enlisted himself 
in the Alajestie's Service and the Expedition 
carrying on against Crown Point, in the year 
1756, under the command of Captain Butter- 
field, and after he was dismissed (discharged) 
at Lake George, as he was returning home, he 
was taken sick at Glasgo, and not able to 
travel; and when tidings thereof was brought 
to your Petitioner he sent a man and horse 
to fetch his son home, which occasioned con- 
siderable charge to your Petitioner, accord- 
ing to the accounts herewith exhibited." He 
was successful in his petition and receive(i as 
recompense for the services named three 
pounds, nine shillings, six pence. The chil- 
dren of James and Ruth (Watson) Emery, 
born in Haverhill, were: David, October i, 
1720; Jonathan, November 23, 1722- Eliza- 
beth, July 6, 1724. Those born in Dracut 
were: Anthony, 1726; James, died November, 
1755; Moses, said to have been master of a 
ship; Alary, spinster in Dracut, living May 4, 
1792; John, 1736, killed at Fort William 
Henry in a battle with the Indians Septem- 
ber 18, 1756; Ambrose, February 25, 1738- 
39; Edward, July 26, 1741 ; Nathaniel, March 
8. 1743-44, a soldier in the .\merican revo- 
lution with splendid record. He married 
twice, but there is no record of children by 
cither marriage. James Emery made his will 
May 3, 1762, at which time he stated in the 
instrument that he was "now Inlisted a soldier 
in his Majestie'd Service.'' He died at Dracut 
before April 4, 1763, but there is no record of 
the dates of his birth or death of either him- 
self or of his wife. 

(V) Jonathan, second son of James and 
Ruth (\\'atson) Emery, was born in Haver- 
hill, Massachusetts, November 23, 1722. On 
December 7, 1753, he entered the intention of 
his marriage to Jonathan Brown with the town 
clerk of Dracut, and the date of his marriage 
is not preserved. His wife was the daughter 
of John and Hannah Brown, of Dracut, and 
she was born August 4, 1735. They lived at 
Dracut, removed to Winthrop. Maine, and 
finally settled at Fairfield, Maine, in 1771, 
and was probably the first settler of that town. 
He located on the west side of the Kennebec 
river, on a hill, and the place became known 
as Emery Hill. He was both a carpenter and 
farmer. His benevolence became proverbial 
and his home was the stopping place for trav- 
elers, all being much welcome, and from none 
would he receive pay. When General Arnold 



made his famous expedition into Canada, his 
army passed through the place and while his 
boats and baggage were being transported by 
land over the carrying-place provided to avoid 
the rapids in the river at that place, General 
Arnold made the Emery homestead his head- 
quarters for two weeks, and during this time 
his services as a carpenter were called into 
requisition in repairing the boats damaged by 
the rough passage over a poor road. He 
served as an Indian scout for eight years, 
assuming this service, it is said, in order 
to revenge the death of his brother John, 
killed by the Indians at Fort William 
Henry, Lake George, New York. He was 
an intimate friend of the Rev. Paul Coffin. 
His wife, Jerusha (Barron) Emery, the 
mother of his children, died in Fairfield, 
Maine, 1781, and he married the Widow Whit- 
ten, who outlived him, but bore him no chil- 
dren. She died about 1810 and he died in 
Fairfield in June, 1807. The seven children of 
Jonathan and Jerusha (Barron) Emery, born 
in Dracut, were: David, September 24. 1754: 
Jerusha ; Hannah ; John ; Thankful, Septem- 
ber 10. 1763; James, 1766; Briggs H., No- 
vember II, 1767. Those born in Fairfield 
were: Jones, 1770 or 1771 ; Samuel, June 15, 
1773; Rachel, January or February, 1777. 

(VI) Samuel, sixth son and ninth child of 
Jonathan and Jerusha (Barron) Emery, was 
born in Fairfield, Maine, June 15, 1773. He 
married, in February, 1801, Deidamia, sister 
of Alice Johnston, who married his brother, 
Jones Emery. Deidamia Johnston was born 
in Vassalboro, IMaine, April 2, 1783, and their 
fifteen children were born in Fairfield, where 
the father died March 7, 1839, and the mother 
February 20, 1851. Children: William. No- 
vember 20, 1801 ; Butler A., January 15. 1803; 
Louisa Cain, November 4. 1804, married 
James Sands and had no children ; John J., 
August 28, 1806; Lucy J., March iS, 1808; 
Samuel, May 22, 1810; George B., September 
27, 1811 ; Deidamia P., June 7, 1814; Darius 
B., June 16. 1815; Thankful C, April 23, 
1817: P'aulina, December 3, 1818: Briggs H., 
August 25, 1820; Thomas J., March 7, 1823; 
Parthenia D., February 8, 1825; Augustus F., 
April 4, 1828, never married and lived in 
Benezetta. Pennsylvania. 

(\'II) William, eldest child of Samuel and 
Deidamia (Johnston) Emery, was born in 
Fairfield, Maine, November 20, 1801. He 
married, December i, 1833, in Clinton, Maine, 
Julia Ann Reynolds, born in Clinton, June 6, 
1813. They had ten children; the first two 
born in Clinton, jMaine, the next six in 

Phillipsburg, Maine, the ninth in Augusta, 
Maine, and the last in Fairfield, Maine. This 
would make the parents to have lived in Clin- 
ton, Maine, from the time of their marriage 
up to 1637, in Phillipsburg, Maine, up to 
1853; in Augusta, Maine, 1853-54; in Fair- 
field, Maine, after 1855. The father died in 
Fairfield, January 17, 1866, and November 16, 
1872, his widow married, in Augusta, John 
H. Weeks. The children of William and 
Julia Ann (Reynolds) Emery were: William 
Gardiner, November 11, 1834; Lucy Jane, De- 
cember 7, 1836, married George Packard; 
Daniel Webster, October 24, 1839 ' Esther Da- 
vis, July 4, 1841 ; Freeman Henry, November 
8, 1844, a soldier in the civil war in the Nine- 
teenth Maine and Eleventh \''eteran Reserve 
Corps, wounded at Gettysburg and lived after 
the war at Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania; George 
Evans, August 19, 1846; Mary Emma, Octo- 
ber I, 1849; Matilda Helen, May i, 1852; 
Hollis Campbell, born in Augusta, Maine, Jan- 
uary 3, 1854 ; Charles, born in Fairfield, Octo- 
ber 3, 1846. 

(VIII) Daniel Webster, second son and 
third child of William and Julia Ann (Rey- 
nolds) Emery, was born in Phillipsburg, 
Maine, C)ctober 24, 1839. Pie was brought 
up in Phillipsburg, where he received his 
school training, and in 1861, on the outbreak 
of the civil war, he enlisted in Company F 
of Fairfield, Third Regiment Maine Volunteer 
Infantry, May 28, 1861, and was mustered 
into the United States service as corporal, 
June 3, 1861. He was promoted to sergeant, 
September 11, 1861, and received his com- 
mission as first lieutenant of Company F, Au- 
gust 19, 1862. He was in the first battle of 
Bull Run, July i, 1861, and with his regi- 
ment formed part of the regiment of the Poto- 
mac in the Peninsular campaign under Mc- 
Clellan, where he saw service at Yorktown, 
Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, where 
he was wounded in the knee. Peach Orchard, 
Glendale Malvera Hill, Georgetown, White 
Oak Swamp and Mimocracy. On being or- 
dered to withdraw from the Peninsula his 
regiment saw their next battle at Manas- 
sas, under Pope, and like the first, under i\Ic- 
Donnell on the same field, at Bull Run in 
1861, it resulted in disaster and retreat to 
Washington. He was then engaged at Freder- 
icksburg under Burnside, and at Chancellors- 
ville under Hooker, in which battle he was 
wounded in the side. He was mustered out 
with his regiment, June 28, 1S64, and August 
31, 1864, married Rose Bowman, daughter of 
James and Anne (Lander) Lawrence, early 



settlers of Fairfield, whose parents came from 
Sandwicli, Massachusetts. Rose Bowman 
Lawrence was born in Fairfield, November 
12, 1844, and they had three children. He 
engaged in the lumber business, and held after 
the war various political positions under the 
government, including chief clerk in the office 
of the state treasurer at Augusta. lie became 
a Mason of high degree, a member of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, and in 1907 
removed to Colorado. The children of Dan- 
iel Webster and Rose Bowman (Lawrence) 
Emery were: Walter Howard, born in Au- 
gusta, Maine, July 21, 1864; Ernest Webb, in 
Fairfield, Maine, December 19, 1872, and 
Creswell Alton, in Pittston, Maine, Septem- 
ber I, 1882. 

(IX) Ernest Webb, second son of Daniel 
Webster and Rose Bowman (Lawrence) 
Emery, was born in Fairfield, Maine, Decem- 
ber 19, 1872. He was educated at the pub- 
lic and high schools, and was clerk in the 
office of a nurseryman in Augusta, and subse- 
quently in Rochester, New York. In 1891 he 
was appointed as assistant librarian in the 
Maine State Library, held this position for 
fifteen years, and March 23, igo6, was made 
state librarian for a term of years to expire 
March 23, 1909. He affiliated with the Re- 
publican party, the Unitarian denomination, the 
Masonic fraternity and the military order of 
Sons of Veterans. He married, June 30, 1897, 
at Augusta, I\Iaine, Flora Etta, daughter of 
Andrew Davis and Henrietta Temperance 
(Knowles) Ward. Mr. Ward is a hardware 
dealer in Augusta and his children are : Jo- 
seph Burton, F'lora Etta and David Carl Ward. 
Flora Etta Ward was born in Augusta, Alaine, 
September 18, 1874, and the children by her 
marriage to i\Ir. Emery are: Lawrence Ward, 
born September 12, 1898, and Esther Webb, 
February 9, 1907. 

(For preceding generations see John Emery I.) 

(R') Daniel, fourth son of James 
EMERY Emery, born September 13, 1667, 
died October 15, 1722. He re- 
sided in Kittery and Berwick, and was a noted 
surveyor. He was surveyor of Kittery from 
1706 to 1713: selectman several years. In 
1718 he was one of the commissioners to mark 
the line between Kittery and Berwick. He 
was moderator in 1707 and 1718. He was 
elected deacon of the Berwick church in May, 
1703, and elder November 21, 1720. His will 
was dated April 5, 1722, and proved Novem- 
ber following. He married, I\Iarch 17, 1695, 
Alargaret Gowen, alias Smith, born Novem- 

ber 15, 1678, died November 21. 1751. Chil- 
dren born in Berwick: i. Daniel, June 25, 
1697. 2. Noah, December 11, 1699. 3. Simon, 
January 6, 1702. 4. Zachariah, March 12, 
1704-05. 5. Margaret, March 3, 1707, mar- 
ried Stephen Tobey ; died s. p. 1795. 6. Caleb, 
October 17, 1710, mentioned below. 7. Ann, 
March 19, 1712-13. 8. Joshua, June 30, 1715. 
9. Tirzah, September 19, 1717. 10. Iluldah, 
August 4, 1720. 

(V) Caleb, son of Daniel Emery, was born 
in Berwick, IMaine, October 17, 1710. He 
was king's attorney in 1761. He was a law- 
yer, a farmer and tanner. He read law with 
his brother Noah and was admitted to the 
court of common pleas in 1750. He was a 
lawyer of ability and of peaceful character, 
discouraging litigation even after he had en- 
tered the legal profession. He married .Mary 
Hambleton and had a son Caleb, mentioned 
below. Probably other chiklren. 

(\T) Colonel Caleb (2), son of Caleb (i) 
Emery, born April 6, 1741, died at Sanford, 
Maine, iMarch 4, 1825. At seventeen years of 
age he was a soldier in the French and Indian 
war; at Lake George in 1758; probably in 
Captain James Gowen's company. Colonel 
Jedediah Preble's regiment from April to Sep- 
tember ; in Sir William Pepperell's expedition 
in 1759; corporal in Captain Joshua Moody's 
company from November, 1759, to January, 
1 761 ; sergeant in Captain Simon JefTerd's 
company from December, 1761, to May, 1762. 
He removed from Berwick to Sanford about 
1773, where he resided for more than fifty 
years, a tanner, shoemaker, potash manufac- 
turer, trader, innholder, one of the most promi- 
nent men of the town. He served in the revo- 
lution from May 19 to July 18, 1777, in Cap- 
tain Abel Moulton's company. Colonel Jona- 
than Titcomb's regiment ; w'as a member of 
the committee of safety in- 1782; was captain 
in the militia in 1785, major in 1786, colonel 
in 1788. He was town clerk in 1780: select- 
man several years ; representative to the gen- 
eral court in 1785-86; deputy sheriff in 1784- 
86; justice of the peace; postmaster. He was 
one of the nine original members of the church 
in 1786, and its first deacon. In politics he 
was a radical Federalist. He was one of the 
original grantees of Porter, Maine, and in 
1793 built the first sawmill in that town. He 
married (first) in 1764 Elizabeth Gowen, bom 
September 15, 1743, died August 17, 1799. 
He married (second) February 21, 1802, 
Elizabeth Emery, died February 26, 1812, 
daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (Bean) 
Emery. He married (third) in 1812 I pub- 



lished November 14) Mrs. Hannah Gould, 
born 1746, daughter of Rev. John and Su- 
sanna (Swett) Hovey, and widow of James 
Gor.ll. of Kennebunkport, Maine. Children : 
I. WiUiam, born March 23, 1765; mentioned 
below. 2. Elizabeth, born October 21, 1771. 
Probably others. 

(VH) WiUiam, son of Caleb (2) Emery, 
born Alarch 23, 1765, died March 2, 1848. He 
resided in Sanford. IMaine. He married, De- 
cember 3, 1786, r^lary Salter, born ]\larch 8, 
1761, died May 2, 1842, daughter of Captain 
Titus Salter, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
Children born in Sanford: i. Caleb, June 17, 
1787, mentioned below. 2. Thomas S., May 
13, 1789. 3. William, April 10, 1791. 4. 
John S., June 11, 1793. 5. Elizabeth B.. Au- 
gust I, 1795, married, October 5, 1817, Henry 
Hamilton Jr. : died April 2, 1818. 6. ^lary 
A., November 3, 1797, died August 29, 1882, 
unmarried. 7. Hannah B., September 16, 
1799. 8. Sarah, December 10. 1801. 9. Abi- 
gail, ]\Iarch 31, 1804, died October i, 1825, 
unmarried. 10. Samuel B., August 29, 1806 
(mention of the last named and descendants 
forms part of this article). 

(yUl) Dr. Caleb (3), eldest son of Will- 
iam Emery, born in Sanford. Maine, June 17, 
1787, died February 16, 1831. He married, 
October 14, 1813, ]\Iary Ann, born March 19, 
1794, died August 8, 1872, daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Chandler, of Eliot. He resided at 
Eliot. i\Iaine, where he was a practicing phy- 
sician. He was captain of the militia at nine- 
teen ; member of the Massachusetts JMedical 
Society in 1820; member of the governor's 
council of Maine in 1830. His death was sud- 
den. Children born at Eliot, Elaine: i. 
Chandler Spring, July 25, 1814, mentioned be- 
low. 2. Sarah S., September 16, 1816, died 
in ]\Ialden, Massachusetts, February 21, i860. 
3. Elizabeth S., April 9, 1818, died July 5, 
1849. 4. Caleb, April 3, 1820, died in Augusta, 
Georgia, December 16, 1872. 5. Lydia S., 
October 8, 1822. 6. William H., November 
19, 1827. 

(IX) Chandler Spring, son of Dr. Caleb 
(3) Emery, was born in Eliot, Maine, July 
25, 1814. He attended the schools of Eliot, 
and entered Bowdoin College, but on account 
of the death of his father was obliged to leave 
before graduating. He removed to Florida 
and settled in Mandarin, where he practiced 
his profession. Later he removed to Jackson- 
ville, and was judge of the municipal court 
there for many years. He married Elizabeth 
Saunders, born in Jacksonville, Florida. He 
died suddenlv Tulv 20. 1880. Children: I. 

Chandler S., born in Jacksonville, physician 
in Florida. 2. Caleb J., born April lO! 1846, 
mentioned below. 3. Alpheus Spring, resided 
in Jacksonville, Florida. 4. Anna Maria, born 
Eliot, IMaine, died in Jacksonville, 1903. 5. 
William, born Jacksonville, Florida, died in in- 
fancy. 6. Thomas, born Jacksonville, died in 

( X ) Dr. Caleb Joseph, son of Chandler 
Spring Emery, was born in Alandarin, Florida, 
April 16, 1846. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Mandarin and at the Lavilla In- 
stitute at Lavilla, Florida. In 1863 he was 
appointed surgeon steward of the L'nited 
States steamship "Yantic" and served during 
the civil war and until 1866, when he came 
north and took up the study of medicine under 
Dr. Parsons, of Ayer Junction, ;\Iassachu- 
setts. In the fall of 1869 he entered the 
Brunswick IMedical School, from which he 
was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 
1871 ; attended Harvard ^Medical College in 
1870. He opened an office in Biddeford, 
]\Iaine, and has practiced in that city to the 
present time. He has taken high rank in his 
profession and enjoys a large practice. In 
politics Dr. Emery is a Democrat, and has 
taken an active part in municipal politics. He 
has been a member of the board of health for 
several years ; three years a member of the 
school board and city physician for many 
years. He has been a member of the com- 
mon council and board of aldermen, two years 
in each body, with an excellent record as a 
city official. He was United States pension 
examiner for many years. He is a prominent 
and popular Free Alason, member of Dunlap 
Lodge, York Royal Arch Chapter, Maine 
Council, Royal and Select ^Masters, and of 
Bradford Commandery, Knights Templar, In 
religion he is a L'niversalist, He married, Au- 
gust 6, 1876, Luella D,, born April 15, 1844, 
daughter of Samuel Bassick, of Belfast, Maine, 
Children born at Biddeford: i. Grace Chand- 
ler, born April 14, 1879, a student at Tufts 
Dental College. 2. Helen B., born August 10, 
1886, attended the public schools of Bidde- 
ford, graduating from the Chicago Musical 
College in 1905 and is now a student in St. 
Gabriel's school, Peekskill, New York. 

(Mil) Samuel B., youngest child of Will- 
iam and ;\Iary (Salter) Emery, born in South 
Sanford, Maine, August 29, 1806, died Sep- 
tember 25, 1880. He received a common 
school education, and after peddling tinware 
a few years formed a copartnership with his 
nephew, William L. Emery, for the purpose 
of carrving on a tin and stove business. After 



se\cic;i Min.>.>->tul years he sold out, and asso- 
ciating himself with his elder brother, William, 
in the general mercantile business at Spring- 
vale, and later with Samuel Lord, carried on 
trade until 184G. In that year he erected a 
store at the Corner, in which he traded in 
association with various partners until 1869. 
He was cashier of the ^lousam River Bank, 
1856-57: president of Sanford Bank, 1860- 
61. He was deputy sheriff for several years, 
sheriff by appointment in 1856, served the 
town on the board of selectmen for five years 
and was treasurer for three years, discharging 
his duties with zeal and ability. During the 
civil war he rendered especially valuable serv- 
ices to the town. He was an ardent Demo- 
crat, and as such was several times a candi- 
date for county offices. He was jealous of 
the reputation of his party and resented any 
remarks against it as he would against his 
own character. He was of a generous dis- 
position, and many a poor man owed him a 
debt of gratitude. He married, February 27, 
1832, Alice, born June 3, 1803, died January 
17, 1879, daughter of Moses and Rachel (Car- 
roll) Pray, of Sanford, Maine. Their chil- 
dren were: i. Harriet A., born November I, 
1832, is unmarried and resides in Washington, 
D. C, where she is a clerk in the treasury 
department. 2. Benjamin F., born June 16, 
1834, died in Sanford, May 28, 1882. 3. 
Moses W., born April i, 1836. 4. Charlotte 
S., born July 25, 1838, married John B. Bod- 
well : died in Logan, Kansas, April 9, 1882. 
5. Samuel Benton, see forward. 

(IX) Samuel Benton, third son and young- 
est child of Samuel B. and Alice (Pray) 
Emery, was born October 15, 1848, on the 
Emery homestead in Sanford, where he re- 
sided with the exception of two or three years 
until October, 1898, when a residence was 
bought at Melrose, Massachusetts. He at- 
tended school at Lebanon Academy and Maine 
State Seminary, Lewiston. At the age of 
eighteen years he entered the store of his 
father as clerk, and on January i following 
formed a copartnership with his father under 
the firm name of S. B. Emery & Son. This 
was continued until the health of his father 
failed, and for two years he was associated 
with his brother, Moses W., and then the busi- 
ness was sold to Nowell & Bennett. After 
several months spent in various occupations he 
contracted with the Sanford Mills Company 
for the handling of their waste products and 
commenced the manufacture of mattresses for 
the trade. Iking convinced that there was a 
demand for a furniture store in Sanford, he 

added furniture to his business. The first lot 
received consisted of about two carloads of 
common varieties. The business prospered 
and later carpets, crockeryware, wall papers 
and general housefurnishings were added. A 
further contract was made with the Sanford 
Mills Company about 1882 for the sale of their 
plush renmants and seconds. When the citi- 
zens decided that a larger school building was 
needed, and the old one was to be sold, Mr. 
Emery saw his opportunity for a larger store, 
and buying the building, removed the same to 
a vacant lot on Washington street and added 
largely to its length. Having need of still 
more room in i8g8, further addition was made, 
making this the largest store building in San- 
ford. Mr. Emery has never taken an active 
part in political matters, often remarking that 
his father, an active politician, only made ene- 
mies, and he preferred to devote his energies 
in other directions. He has always taken a 
leading part in all public enterprises, and was 
treasurer of no less than six corporations and 
organizations. For several years he has been 
the largest individual taxpayer in Sanford, and 
in December, 1899, purchased the Springvale 
Cotton Alills property and dwelling houses. 
Plis success may be attributed to hard work, 
strict attention to business and honorable 
dealings. He is a member of Riverside Lodge, 
No. 12, Knights of Pythias, and attends the 
Congregational church. He married, January 
II, 1870, Elizabeth F. A., born in Sanford, 
October 29, 1847, daughter of Hon. Increase 
S. and Miriam W. (Bodwell) Kimball. They 
have had children: i. Frank M., born De- 
cember 9, 1870, married, August 2, 1890. 
Elice A. Spinney. 2. Miriam K., born April 
30, 1872, died June 28, 1872. 3. Walter K., 
see forward. 4. Herman B., born June 9, 
1877, died December 3, 1883. 5. Faith Eliza- 
beth, born August 11, 1884. 

(X) Walter Kimball, second son and third 
child of Samuel Benton and Elizabeth F. A. 
(Kimball) Emery, was born in Sanford, 
March 26, 1873. He was the recipient of an 
excellent education, passing through the com- 
mon schools of his native town, the seminary 
at Kent's Plill, the Nichols Latin .School at 
Lewiston, and Gray's College in Portland. He 
entered the business of his father in 1892 and 
was taken into partnership in 1900, the firm 
name being S. B. Emery & Company. This 
was continued until recently, when a stock 
company was formed known as the S. B. 
Emery Company, of which Walter K. is a 
director. He is a member of Preble Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Masons ; White Rose Chap- 



ter, Royal Arch JMasons ; St. Armand Com- 
mandery of Kennebunk; Riverside Lodge, 
Knights of Pythias ; Sagamore Tribe, Im- 
proved Order of Red Slen. He married 

(first) December, 1895, , and has one 

child: Ford, born September 22, 1896. He 
married (second) November 16, 1906, Lillie, 
daughter of Caleb Lamb, of Belmar, JMaine. 

(For early generations tee preceding sketches.) 

(V) Simon Emery, third son of 
E3iIERY Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) 

Emery, was born in Berwick, 
;\Iaine, January 6, 1702. He married, Octo- 
ber 21, 1725, Alartha, daughter of Nathan 
Lord Jr. He made his will November 8, 
1760, and the same was proved November 22, 
1760. He signed the Kittery Memorial, 
March 20, 1757; was on the alarm list, 1757; 
grand juror, 1744-50; surveyor of highways, 
1745-46-48. He died November 10, 1760. His 
wife died April 29, 1760. Their children: i. 
Martha, born August 6, 1726, died May 5, 
1773 : married Ebenezer Lord. 2. Simon, born 
November 26, 1727; married, January 17, 
1746, Elizabeth Bane. 3. Margaret, born 
July I. 1729, died January, 1822; married, 
December 21, 1750, Noah Tecker. 4. Stephen, 
born Alarch 21, 1730; married, March 6, 1753. 
Sarah Hodgdon. 5. Samuel, born 1732 (see 
post). 6. John, born May 15, 1734, died 
April 10, 1810; married (first) Adah Amcry, 
(second) May (Bragdon) Dunning. 7. Mary, 
born February 15, 1737-8, died July 29, 1824; 
married January 30, 1755, Japhet Emery. 8. 
Meribah, born March 20, 1740, died February 
24, 1838; married about 1760, Jabez Dame. 
9. Sarah, born September 3, 1742, died Jan- 
uary 25, 1825; married May 18, 1762, Captain 
Jonathan Tibbetts. 10. Charles, born August 
16, 1745, died May 14, 1823; married (first) 
Ann Hodgdon, (second) October 11, 1803, 
Jane \'ance. 

(VI) Samuel Emery, son of Simon and 
Martha (Lord) Emery, was born in Kittery, 
IMaine, in 1732, and married (first) April 15, 
1756, Abigail Shackley ; (second) January 29, 
1785, Abigail, daughter of Eleazer and Ann 
(Emery) Ferguson. He lived in Emery 
Town, Kittery, and died June 25, 181 1. His 
children: i. Samuel, born May 12, 1757, was 
a revolutionary soldier; married October 21, 
1784, Eunice Ferguson, sister to his father's 
second wife. 2. Simon, born May i, 1758; 
married December 23, 1781, Elizabeth Men- 
dum. 3. Isaac, born June 9, 1760 (see post). 
4. Israel, born !\Iay 18, 1763: married March 

18, 1791, Prudence Emery. 5. Jonathan, born 
August, 1764, died young, 

(VH) Isaac Emery, son of Samuel and 
Abigail (Shackley) Emery, was born in Kit- 
tery, Maine, June 9, 1760, and died in Par- 
sonsfield, Maine, November 22, 1825. He 
married, December 19, 1782. Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Kingsbury. She died February 
15^ 1846. In 1802 he removed to South Par- 
sonsfield. Maine, He was a farmer. He had 
eight children, all but the two youngest of 
whom were born in Kittery, or what is now 
Eliot: I, Joseph, July 26, 1788, died at sea, 
August 19, i82i. 2. Hannah, Alarch 7, 1791, 
died August, 1876; married David Campbell, 
3. Lovey, September 26, 1792, died February 
3, 1883, unmarried. 4. Mary, January 11, 
1795, died November 4, 1857. 5. 'Hiram, Oc- 
tober 25, 1796 (see post), 6. William, April 
2, 1799, died April 25, 1884; married Novem- 
ber 29, 1827, Sabrina Drew. 7. Ivory, Au- 
gust 19, 1802, died March 4, 1890, unmarried. 
8, Temple H., August 19, 1804; married Octo- 
ber 7, 1831, Sarah Weymouth. 

(Vni) Hiram Emery, son of Isaac and 
Elizabeth (Kingsbury) Emery, was born in 
Eliot, Maine, October 25, 1796. He was a 
carpenter and wheelwright, and lived in Po- 
land, Maine, from 1828 to 1850, when he re- 
moved to North Falmouth, where he died Oc- 
tober 31, 1876. He married May 11, 1825, 
Margaret Young, of Surry, Maine, born Au- 
gust 15, 1804, daughter of Samuel and Betsey 
(Brown) Young. Children, all born in Po- 
land, Maine: i. Ehzabeth A., April 28, 1829, 
died February 12, 1843, 2, Esther E,, July 21, 
1830, died unmarried, January 5, 1906, 3, Jo- 
seph M., October 7, 1832, died September 15, 
1837, 4. Martha D,, June 21, 1834: resides 
on the old homestead at North Falmouth,, 
Maine, 5, Abbie L., born April 2, 1836, mar- 
ried November 14, 1853, James Larry ; he en- 
listed in Company C, Thirtieth ilaine Volun- 
teers, and died in the service, July 6, 1864, 6, 
Joseph H,, August 8, 1838, died in Missouri; 

married, October 14, 1863, Delia A, ; 

she died December 11, 1905, 7. George B,, 
C)ctober 12, 1844, died April 2, 1845. 8. 
Thomas J., December 26, 1845 (^^^ post). 9, 
Hiram J,, November 23, 1849, died September 
7, 1850, 

(IX) Thomas J, Emery, son of Hiram and 
Margaret (Young) Emery, was born in Po- 
land, IMaine, December 26, 1845, and grad- 
uated from Bowdoin College, A. B,, in 1868. 
He then went to Hingham, Massachusetts, 
where he taught for a time in the Derby 



Academy, and then took a position in the 
English high school in Boston, where he taught 
five years, at the end of which time he entered 
the Boston University, from which he grad- 
uated in 1876, with the degree of LL. B. The 
following year he was admitted to the Suf- 
folk County bar, since which time he has been 
engaged in a general law practice in Boston. 
He was for a time a member of the faculty of 
the Boston University Law School. From 
1881 to 1883 he was a member of the Boston 
city council, and from 1889 to 1893 was a 
member of the school committee. 

The name suggests men of 
DRU.MMOXD science, theology, engi- 
neering skill and poetic 
genius in Scotland. In current encyclopedias 
we find Henry Drummond F. R. S. E. F. G. S. 
LL. D. (,1851-1897), theologian and scientist; 
Thomas Drummond (1797-1840), inventor of 
the Drummond Light. William Drummond, 
of Hawthorndale (i 585-1641). poet, friend of 
Ben Johnson and author of "Notes in Ben 
Jonson's Conversation." 

(I) Alexander Drummond, progenitor of 
the Drummonds in America, and either a na- 
tive of Scotland who migrated to the North 
of Ireland, or born in Ireland of Scottish 
parentage, was a Scotch Presbyterian by faith 
and inheritance, and came to America with 
a family of grown up children, fully imbued 
with the religious views of that sect, and a 
number of grandchildren, in 1729, to gain that 
freedom that neither Scotland or Ireland af- 
forded, and located in Georgetown, Maine. He 
buried his wife in Coppa, Ireland, before he 
undertook this journey to and settlement in 
the New England states. His life in George- 
town was of short duration, as he died there 
in 1730 at an advanced age. 

(II) Patrick, son of Alexander Drummond, 
was born in Coppa, Ireland, June 11, i6p4, and 
came with his venerable father and sisters to 
Georgetown, Maine, in 1729, and he married 
as his second wife Susanna, daughter of the 
Rev. Robert Rutherford, a Scotch Presb\- 
terian clergyman, who was a pioneer preacher 
of that denomination to settle in Maine east 
of the Kennebec river, and of the same fam- 
ily that gave to Scotland Samuel Rutherford 
(i6oo-i66r). the theologian, controversialist, 
silenced for preaching against the Article of 
Perth, and banished to Aberdeen, 1636; Rec- 
tor of St. Andrews University, and commis- 
sioner to the Westminster Assembly. 

fill) John, son of Patrick and Susanna 
(Rutherford) Drummond, was born in 

Georgetown, Maine, September 2-j, 1744, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Daniel and Alargaret 
(Stinson) McFadden, and they had children. 
The father died in Georgetown, September 10, 

(IV) John (2), youngest son of John (i) 
and Alary- (McFadden) Drummond, was born 
in Georgetown, Maine, April 13, 1772, a 
posthumous son. He, with his brother, Ruth- 
erford Drummond, were brought up by the 
widowed mother, residing in Georgetown un- 
til after he became of age, and on June 10, 
1793, they sold their real estate in Georgetown 
to Alexander Drummond, and they sought a 
new home near Seven Mile Brook, in Anson, 
and there the Ijoys, Rutherford and John, 
cleared a farm, planted a large field of corn 
which gave great promise of an abundant 
crop, but on the night of August 31, 1794, it 
was killed by an untimely frost. This so dis- 
couraged the young farmers that they aban- 
doned their farm and returned down the river 
to Vassalboro, where Rutherford purchased a 
farm on July 24, 1795, it being the most north- 
ern farm in \"assalboro, next to the \\'inslow 
line on the river road, and here Rutherford 
lived for many years and most of his children 
were' born on the farm. John went beyond the 
boundary line that divided the towns of Vas- 
salboro and Winslow, but on the same river 
road, and purchased the Parker farm, about 
one mile up the river from his brother, and he 
lived there many years, but later bought a 
place three-quarters of a mile north on the 
same road, where he died December 24, 1857. 
He had married December 2. 1795, Damaris, 
daughter of Colonel Josiah and Silence (How- 
ard ) Hayden, and fifth in descent from Rich- 
ard Williams, one of the principal founders of 
Taunton, Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was 
born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Febru- 
ary 18, 1775, and died in Winslow, Maine, 
September 3, 1857, but little more than three 
months before the death of her husband. Chil- 
dren : Clark, Charles, Robert R., Mary, Sibyl, 
John W., William E. and Manuel S. 

(V) Clark, oldest son of John (2) and 
Damaris (Hayden) Drummond, was born 
July 5, 1796, on his father's farm on the Ken- 
nebec river, at Winslow, Maine, and he was 
educated in the district school and worked on 
his father's farm. He married, June 5, 1821, 
Cynthia, daughter of Captain Mordecai and 
Sarah (Burgess) Blackwell, born in Sand- 
wich, Massachusetts, January 9, 1799, and on 
"The Old Farm" in the town of Winslow, 
Maine, ten children were born, named in the 
order of their birth : Myra V., Micah B., Jo- 

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siah Hayden (q. v.), John Clark, Cynthia A.. 
Everett Richard (q. v.). Sarah B., David H., 
Carohne R. and Charles L. Drummond. Be- 
sides carrying on the farm Clark Drummond 
engaged in the occupation of lumberman, and 
when a young man he purchaseil "The Old 
Farm." which was the Ijirthplace of three gen- 
erations of the Drummond family. Clark, his 
son Joseph H. and his daughter Myra S., also 
his daughter Sarah Jenkins, and two of the 
children of Sarah. Clark Drummond died on 
"The Old Farm" in September, 1888, after 
living on the same farm and in the same house 
for ninety-two years and two months. His 
wife died on the same place February 8, 1868, 
twenty years before his death. He was en- 
sign of the militia company of Winslow, and 
was drafted for service in the war of 1812, 
and he served for sixty days, being mustered 
at Augusta, and ordered to Edgecomb, where 
he was discharged. He was a pensioner for 
ten years; served for many years as justice of 
the peace and as a selectman of Winslow. 

(VI) Josiah Hayden, second son of Clark 
and Cynthia (Blackwell) Drummond, was 
born in Winslow, Maine, August 30, 1827. He 
graduated at Waterville College, A. B., 1846, 
and received from his alma mater, then Colby 
University, the honorary degree of LL. D. in 
1871. He was a lawyer; representative in the 
Maine legislature for three terms ; speaker of 
the house for two terms ; state senator ; at- 
torney general of the state four terms, 1860- 
64 ; grand master, grand high priest, grand 
master (Council), and grand commander 
(Commandery) Knights Templar of the state 
of Maine; as a Free and Accepted Mason he 
was general grand high priest of General 
Grand Chapter, U. S. A. ; general grand 
master. Grand Council, U. S. A., and grand 
commander of Supreme Council, Thirty-third 
North Masonic Jurisdiction, U. S. A., for 
twelve years, chairman of committee on for- 
eign correspondence of Grand Lodge of Maine 
twenty-seven years. He married, December 
10, 1850, Elzada Rollins, daughter of Benja- 
min and Lucetta (Foster) Bean, of New York. 
He is the author of "Maine Masonic Textbook 
for the Use of Lodges." 

(\T) Everett Richard, fourth son of Clark 
and Cynthia (Blackwell) Drummond, was 
born in Winslow, Maine, September 14, 1834. 
He attended the public school of Winslow, 
Vassalboro Academy, Waterville Academy and 
the Maine \\'e5leyan Seminary at Kents Hill. 
He studied with his brother, Josiah H., in a 
law office in Waterville, and was admitted to 
the bar of Kennebec countv in 1858. He 

joined his brother in forming a partnership, 
and the\' remained together in Waterville in 
the practice of law up to iSrjo, when his lirother 
removed to Portland, and he soon after formed 
a partnership with E. F. Webb, which was 
continued up to 1863. His fellow citizens 
elected him to the office of city councilman and 
three years to the board of aldermen, and two 
years served as president of the board. He 
served as treasurer of the Waterville Savings 
Bank from 1874; was made a trustee of the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill in 
1874, and has served as treasurer of the semi- 
nary since May, 1897. In 1867 he joined other 
leading Methodists of the city of Waterville in 
organizing a Methodist church, and he was 
superintendent of the Sunday school 1867-85 ; 
trustee and treasurer of the church from its 
organization, except three years of the time 
as treasurer, and treasurer of the Sunday 
school since 1885. He became by right of 
inheritance of Colonel Josiah Hayden a mem- 
ber of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
Maine Society, and he was initiated into the 
mysteries of Masonry in Waterville Lodge, 
and served as secretary of the lodge for sev- 
eral years, and was standard bearer of the 
Grand Lodge of Maine for two terms. He 
married, December 26, 1859, Aubigne M., 
daughter of Benjamin W. and Lucetta (Fos- 
ter) Bean, of New York, and their children 
were: i. A'iola B., born in Waterville, March 
3, 1862, married Robert Scott Thomes, and 
lives in Portland, Maine. 2. Clark W., De- 
cember 6, 1863, married Anna Marie Veth, 
and left a daughter, Hildegarde Veth. He 
died February 27, 1899. 3- Albert Foster, 
May 26, 1866, received his school training in 
the public school of Waterville, the Coburn 
Classical Institute, and was graduated at 
Colby College, A. B., 1888 ; was clerk in the 
Waterville Savings Bank, of which his father 
was treasurer, and on May i, 1898, was elected 
assistant treasurer. The children of Albert 
Foster and Josephine (Prince) Drummond 
are : Louise, Prince A., Katherine S., Clark 
and Everett R. 4. Aubigne Ellen, November 
22, 1868, married Elwood T. Lyman and re- 
sides in Warwick, Rhode Island, with their 
children : Everett L., Elwood A., Sidney P. 
and Howard Wyman of the eighth generation 
from Alexander Drummond, the immigrant 
ancestor of the Drummonds of America. 

It is a matter of history that 

BUTLER Nicholas Butler, the ancestor of 

all of the name on the island, 

was a resident of jMartha's Vineyard as early 



as 1662, when with sunie twenty others. Nich- 
olas Norton among them, he formed a band 
for defence against the Gay Head Indians, a 
fierce and w^arhkc tribe wlio were accnstomed 
to commit depredations of rapine and murder 
upon the defenceless inhabitants, h'amilies of 
the name were numerous in the early settle- 
ment of the island, but the connecting links in 
the line of descent from the immigrant have 
not been secured for all tiie various branches. 

(I) About the middle of the eighteenth cen- 
tury, Benjamin and Elijah Butler are found 
residents of Martha's Vineyard, but what ties 
of relationship existed between them is not 
known. Benjamin Butler always resided upon 
the island and died there in 1821 at an ad- 
vanced age. He was the father by a first mar- 
riage of Benjamin Butler ; of Mchitable, who 
married Jonathan Pease ; and of others. And 
by a second marriage, with Sarah Gould, of 
Ephraim G. Butler ; of Sarah, who married 
Joseph Francis ; Simeon, who married Abigail 
Norton and settled in New Vineyard ; and of 
Hannah and William, who died unmarried. 

(H) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (1) 
Butler by a first marriage, was born at j\lar- 
tha's \'ineyard, Massachusetts, in 1748, and 
died in Avon, in February, 1828. He re- 
moved to Farmington, Maine, in 1790, and 
purchased of Joseph Sylvester river lot No. 
23, east side, the same long owned and occu- 
pied by Thomas Hunter Esq. By trade he 
was a house carpenter and took lead in build- 
ing the first dwelling houses upon the river. 
He had charge of framing the Center meeting 
house in 1803, and was the contractor for 
building the first bridge erected upon the river. 
It was opposite the Center Village and was 
completed in 1808. He married, in 1769, Amy 
Daggett, and had thirteen children, ten of 
whom were born on the island and three in 
Farmington: 1. Nancy, born February 2, 
1770, marrieil, March 4, 1805 (pub.), David 
Paine. 2. Amy, February 10, 1772, died Feb- 
ruary 24, 1772. 3. Mary, March i, 1773, died 
May 17, 1773. V. Mary, August 30, 1774, 
died April 12, 1844; married, December 24, 
1800, Elisha Bradford. 5. Benjamin. August 
30, 1776, married (first) December 24, 1800, 
Huldah, daughter of Joseph Bradford ; mar- 
ried (second) November 1, 1847, Mrs. Kath- 
erine L. Johnson, widow of Thomas Johnson. 
He was captain of artillery and selectman of 
his town in 1818. 6. Zimri, October 25, 1778, 
died October 29, 1778. 7. Ebenezer Cheney, 
April 8, 1780, went to the province of On- 
tario in 1824, where his death occurred; mar- 
ried, March 12, 1802 (pub.), Betsey Johnson. 

He possessed great physical strength and many 
stories are still told of his wonderful power 
and agilit)'. 8. Ralph, September 27, 1782 
(see post). 9. Melindy, February 5, 1786, died 
in 1836; married, January 12, 1804 (pub.), 
James Paine. 10. Levina, December 28, 1788, 
died January 18, 1790. 11. Levina, April 20, 
1791, died April 25, 1791. 12. Lovey. April 
19, 1792, died in 1838; married. May 11. 1809, 
John Paine, of Anson. 13. William, October 
10, 1795, died April, 1849; married, April 23, 
1818 (pub.), Betsey, daughter of Captain 
David Davis, of Industry. 

(III) Ralph, son and eighth child of Ben- 
jamin (2) and Amy (Daggett) Butler, was 
born on the island, Martha's Vineyard. Sep- 
tember 27, 1782, and died Phillips, Maine, 
June 6, 1868. He removed to Farmington, 
Maine, and first lived on river lot No. 2, east 
side, and removed thence to Avon in 181 5. He 
married, November 10, 1806 (pub.), Mary 
Stevens. Their children were : William O., 
Whiting, Lorenzo, Harrison, Ralph, living in 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, aged ninety-seven 
years ; Caroline, Mary, Benjamin, Melinda, 
Emily, Nancy. 

(IV) Benjamin (3), youngest son of Ralph 
and Mary (Stevens) Butler, was born in 
Phillips, Maine, March 10, 1828. He received 
a good common school education, became a 
school teacher and taught in Franklin county, 
Maine, for sixty terms. But during the 
greater part of his life he has been occupied 
with farming. Fie served as selectman of 
Avon for a period of from thirty to forty 
years. Since the organization of the Repub- 
lican party he has been its loyal supporter and 
served as representative in the legislature in 
1875. He married, 1857, Susan H. Badger, 
born in Falmouth, Maine, in 1833, died March 
10, 1900. Mr. Butler now lives with his son 
in Phillips. Maine. His children: i. William 
B., born May 7, 1858, treasurer of the Phil- 
lips Hardware Company, Phillips, Alaine. 2. 
Whiting L., April 12, i860, engaged in the 
lumber business in Rangeley. 3. Ida M., 
March 12, 1862, now lives on the old home- 
stead. 4. Frank W., October 4, 1864. 5. 
Amos K., May 11, 1867, lawyer, engaged in 
practice in Skowhegan, Maine. 6. Ernest C, 
March 17, 1872, lawyer, in partnership with 
his brother in Skowhegan. 7. Frank Webster, 
October 4, 1864 (see post). 

(V) Frank Webster, son of Benjamin (3) 
and Susan H. (Badger) Butler, was born in 
Phillips. Maine, October 4, 1864. He attended 
school at Phillips and later the state normal 
school at Farmington, where he graduated in 



1887. He taught school for three years, one 
year in Aroostook county, and two in Frank- 
Hn county, and in 1888 took up the study of 
law in the office of P. A. Sawyer in Phillips. 
In August, 1889, he went into the law office of 
J. C. Holnian in Farmington and in 1890 was 
admitted to the bar. Since then he has been 
engaged in the practice of his profession in 
Farmington. For seventeen years he was 
register of the probate court, to which office 
he was elected in iSgo. In politics he is a 
Republican and for four years w'as a member 
of the Republican state committee. Mr. But- 
ler is prominent in fraternal circles, a member 
of Alpha Lodge, K. P., of Farmington ; Maine 
Lodge, No. 20, F. and A. M., of Farmington ; 
Franklin Lodge, No. 44, R. A. C. ; Jeptha 
Council, No. 19; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 
19; Kora Temple of Lewiston. In his religious 
faith Mr. Butler is a L^nitarian. He married, 
October 2, 1891, Alice E., daugliter of Joseph 
and Sarah G. Harmon Smith, of Marshfield, 
jMaine. Their children are Frances Alice, born 
August II, 1900; and Benjamin, August 7, 
1905. Four of the ancestors of Mrs. Butler 
came over in the "IMayflower," viz. : John Til- 
ley and his wife Elizabeth, their daughter, 
Elizabeth Tilley, and John Howdand, who 
married Elizabeth Tilley. Her great-great- 
grandfather, Captain Stephen Smith, was an 
officer in the revolutionary war. 

The bearers of this well known 
BUTLER name have been distinguished 

in the various professional 
walks of life, and have served their country 
well and faithfully in military anti political 

(I) Rev. Benjamin Butler was born in 
Windham, Connecticut, April 9, 1729, and 
died at Nottingham, New Hampshire, Decem- 
ber 26, 1804. He was graduated from Har- 
vard College in the class of 1752, and settled 
in Nottingham in 1758, becoming the second 
minister of the Congregational church. He re- 
ceived a settlement of three hundred and 
thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents, and 
a salary of three hundred and fifty-one pounds 
sterling. After officiating for a • period of 
twelve years he requested his dismissal, con- 
sidering that his tastes and feelings were not 
adapted to the work. It is related that upon 
retiring from the pastorate and designing not 
to preach any more, he committed, his manu- 
script sermons to the flames, rem irking that 
"they gave more light then than e\er before." 
His residence was situated where now stands 
the house of Colonel Joseph Cilley, and he 

continued to reside in Nottingham and held 
the office of justice of the peace until his 
death. He married Dorcas, born May 11, 
1729, died April 19, 1789, daughter of Henry 
and Mary (Platts) Abbot, and a descendant 
of George Abbot, who emigrated from York- 
shire, England, about 1640, lived for some 
years in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and was one 
of the first settlers of Andover in 1643. He 
was a proprietor and lived and died on the 
farm now owned by John Abbot. The chil- 
dren of Rev. Benjamin and Dorcas (Abl)ot) 
Butler were: Htnry, Benjamin, Benjamin, 
Mary, Elizabeth, Dorcas, Jemima and James 
Platts. The famous General Benjamin F. 
Butler was a nephew of Rev. Benjamin, and 
Hon. James H. Butler, of Nottingham, and 
General James H. Butler, of Bangor, ]\Iaine, 
are aniong his grandsons. 

(II) General Henry, eldest child of Rev. 
Benjamin and Dorcas (Abbot) Butler, was 
born November 27, 1754, died July 20, 1813. 
He served during the war of the revolution, 
was afterward major-general in the militia, 
justice of the peace, and in 1810 was a mem- 
ber of the state legislature. He married (first) 
April II, 1776, Isabella Fisk, born August 2, 
1757, died in January, 1808. They had chil- 
dren : Isabella, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Henry 
Jr., Sarah Cotta, Dorcas, Ward Cotta and 
Samuel Abbot. Ebenezer lived on the square, 
kept a tavern, and was a member of the legis- 
lature. His son, James Henry, succeeded his 
father on the homestead and was a representa- 
tive for the town in 1842-43 ; in the militia he 
served as aide to Major-General Pillsbury and 
also to Major-General Gale, and in 1852 was 
appointed associate justice of the court of 
common pleas for Rockingham county, holding 
this office until the form of the court was 
changed. General Butler married (second) 
March 22, 1810, Ruth Parsons. 

(III) Henry (2), third son and fourth 
child of General Henry (i) and Isabella 
(Fisk) Butler, was born June 30, 1783, and 
lived at first in the square, later removing to 
Maine. He married (first) October i, 1808, 
Abigail Ford, by whom he had children : Isa- 
bella Fisk, Elizabeth Norris, Mehetable Ford, 
Sarah Ann. Abigail Ford and Harriet. Mrs. 
Butler died June 7, 1817, and Henry Butler 
married (second) March 12, 1818, Nancy 
Hersey, and by this union had children : Mary 
Frances, Henry Abbot, Calven Luther, Har- 
rison Hersey, Jacob Tilton and James Harri- 

(IV) General James Harrison, son of 
Henry (2) and Nancy (Hersey) Butler, was 



born in Athens, Maine, May 24, 1830. Ac- 
quired his education in the common schools 
and Newport Academ.v. Me was clerk m 
Bangor postoffice at the age of sixteen, after- 
ward was clerk in a hardware store in Boston 
two years, came back to Bangor and engaged 
in the hardware business there. A few years 
later the .Market Bank was organized, and he 
w^as appointed its first cashier, performing 
these duties until obliged to resign on account 
of failing health. In 1859 he was appointed 
lieutenant-colonel of the militia by Governor 
Lot M. Morrill. He was elected by the legis- 
lature major-general of the first division of 
the state militia, 1861. under the administra- 
tion of Israel Washburn Jr., and was active 
in recruiting, forming and forwarding rein- 
forcements during the late war. In June, 1863, 
he bought the "farm known as the Captain 
Wheeler place, of the late ^Ir. H. Willey, and 
moved to Hampden, Maine. He represented 
Hampden and \^eazie in the legislature of 
1872. was elected treasurer and collector of 
Hampden in 1888-89-90. He was a prominent 
Mason and became a member of Rising Virtue 
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Bangor, in 1853; 
also a charter member of St. Andrews Lodge ; 
Royal Arch, Mount i\Ioriah Chapter, 1855; 
Knight Templar, St. John's Encampment, 
1865. Since residing in Hampden he took 
an active part in Mystic Lodge, F. and A. J\L, 
in the councils of which he was much missed. 
When the board of trustees of the Academy 
was reorganized in 1886, he was chosen presi- 
dent and has taken an earnest and active 
part in every undertaking which contributed 
to the prosperity and advancement of its in- 
terests. He died in La Fayette, Indiana, in 
1901. He married, June 22, 1852, Fannie M. 
Crosby, daughter of the late Timothy Crosby, 
of Bangor. Their children were: i. Mary 
F., born August 2, 1854, married Professor 
A. E. Rogers, of Orono, Maine, November 
25, 1880, died May 17, 1886. 2. Maria 
Crosby, March 12, 1856, died July 13, 1856. 
3. Frederick Haywood, July 30, 1858, married 
Blandina D. Atwood, of Hampden, October 29, 
1888, died March 6, 1901. 4. Timothy Crosby, 
July 15. 1862, died March 5, 1878. 5. Harry, 
May 14, 1868. 

(V) Harry, son of James II. and Fannie M. 
(Crosby) Butler, was born in Hampden, 
Maine, May 14, 1868. He was educated in 
the local schools, the Hampden Academy, and 
was graduated from the University of Maine 
with the degree of Bachelor of Science in 
1888. He was then engaged in teaching in the 
Hampden Acadcmj' for three years, entered 

the medical school of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, being graduated in 1895. After 
serving for a year in hospitals he began the 
practice of his profession in Bangor, Maine, 
and has followed this successfully up to the 
present time, making a specialty of eye, ear 
and throat diseases. He is a member of the 
American Medical and Maine Medical asso- 
ciations, president of the Penobscot County 
Medical Association, 1908, and is affiliated 
fraternally with the St. Andrews Lodge, No. 
83, Free and Accepted Masons, and Mount 
Moriah Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch Masons. 
He is a member of the Tarraline and Madaca- 
wando Clubs. Dr. Butler married, August 25, 
1897, Caroline C, daughter of Dr. L. Norris, 
of Hampden, and they have two children : 
Harry, born July 12, 1898, and Theodore 
Herrick, .\ugust 27, 1902. 

The family herein traced may 
BUTLER have been connected with the 

previous one founded by James 
Butler, of -Lancaster, Massachusetts, but im- 
perfect records render it impossible to make 
this certain. The family tradition makes the 
progenitor John Butler, who came to .A.merica 
from the Island of Guernsey, England, with 
his sons Philip and John, settling on Cape 
Ann. The inconsistency of tradition is illus- 
trated by the fact that this same account makes 
his wife come to this country when young and 
settle in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The follow- 
ing at least is certain. 

(1) John Butler resided in Newbury, Mas- 
sachusetts, and was a ship carpenter, living at 
Cape Ann. His wife, Hannah (Heard) But- 
ler, had the following descent: 

(i) Edmund Heard, of Claxton, county 
Norfolk, England, married Sarah Wyatt, of 
Assington, England. 

(2) Luke, son of Edmund and Sarah 
(Wvatt) Heard, came to Massachusetts, lo- 
cating first in Newbury, whence he removed to 
Salisbury, and thence to Ipswich, where he 
died in 1647, leaving two sons, John and Ed- 

(3) Edmund (2), son of Luke Heard 
settled in Ipswich and was married in 1672 
to Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Warner, and 
they were the parents of six children. 

(4) Nathaniel, son of Edmund (2) and 
Elizabeth (Warner) Heard, was born Sep- 
tember I, 1685, probably in Ipswich. He 
married Agnes Hunt, the bans of their mar- 
riage being published September 10, 1709, and 
they were the parents of five children : John, 
William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Hannah. The 



last named became the wife of John Butler as 
above noted. In 1756 John Butler conveyed 
lands in Newbury, and in 1768 again deeded 
lands. In 1752 he received a deed of land 
from his widowed mother, Sarah Butler. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) and Han- 
nah (Heard) Butler, was born 1751 in New- 
bury and died in 1835. In 1789 he was re- 
siding in Nottingham-west, now Hudson, New 
Hampshire, and probably passed much of his 
life in that town. He married Abigail Brown, 
of Philadelphia, F'enns^lvania, who was born 
1756 in Salisbury, Massachusetts, and died in 
Newbury in 1830. Both were members of Dr. 
Spring's Congregational church. They were 
the parents of nine children, namely : John, 
died in infancy ; Elizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, 
Sarah Ann, John, Charles, Mary and Nathan- 
iel. Only two of the sons grew to maturity, 
John and Nathaniel. 

(III) Rev. John (3), second son of John 
(2) and Abigail (Brown) Butler, was born 
April 13, 1789, in Nottingham-west. Before 
he was fourteen years of age he experienced 
religion, and his intention of entering the min- 
istry was early formed. In 1806 he was bap- 
tized and united with the Baptist church in 
Newbury. In 1827-28 he delivered astro- 
nomical lectures at many points in Maine, in- 
cluding Wayne, Livermore, New Gloucester, 
Bowdoinham, Mount Vernon, Fayette, Mon- 
mouth and North Yarmouth. His active min- 
isterial work covered a period of thirty-nine 
years. His first pastorate was for the Baptist 
church at Hanover, Massachusetts, from 1810 
to 1824, being ordained at the age of twenty- 
one years, first pastor of the church. In 1824 
he removed to Waterville, Maine, where he 
had charge of a school for one year, preach- 
ing in various places during this *time and 
baptizing sixty persons. He was installed as 
pastor of the Baptist church at East Winthrop, 
Maine, May i, 1825. For seven years he 
lived in the parsonage attached to this par- 
ish. From 1831 to 1837 he was settled at 
North Yarmouth, Maine, and for nearly two 
years of this time was agent of the Maine 
Baptist Convention, traveling over five thou- 
sand miles in one year. On account of fail- 
ing health he resigned this office, and from 
1839 to 1849 resided most of the time in Hal- 
lowell, j\Iaine, and was employed as an evan- 
gelist. In 1827 he was elected a trustee of 
Waterville College and attended every annual 
meeting for many years. He delivered the 
charge of ordination on numerous occasions 
where candidates were inducted into the min- 
istry. In 1831 he was appointed trustee of the 

Maine Baptist conference and of the western 
examination committee of the Maine branch 
of the Northeastern Baptist Educational So- 
ciety. In 1832 he was appointed president of 
the Cumberland Baptist American Foreign 
Missionary Society. On July 25, 1832, Water- 
ville College conferred upon him the degree 
of Master of Arts. He made numerous ad- 
dresses at different points in Maine upon the 
subjects of temperance, and conducted many 
revival meetings at various points in the south- 
ern portion of the state. He died July i, 
1856, at Franklin, Ohio. He married, May 
31, 181 1, at Hanover, Massachusetts, Nancy 
Payne, daughter of Richard and Jane ( Board- 
man ) Payne, of Salisbury, Massachusetts. She 
was born April 6, 1788, the eldest of six 
daughters, and was left an orphan at the age 
of eighteen years, having the care of her 
younger sisters. She died April 10, 1857, in 
Franklin, Ohio. Her father, Richard Payne, 
was born 1764 and died in Amesbury in 1799 
of yellow fever. His wife was born 1769 in 
Newbury, daughter of Thomas and Nancy 
(Noyes) Boardman, natives respectively of 
Chelsea and Newburyport, Massachusetts. 
The first nine of Rev. John Butler's fourteen 
children were born in Hanover and the tenth 
in Ipswich, Massachusetts ; they were : John 
Richard, Almira, Esteria, Anne Judson, Abi- 
gail, Sarah, Charles, Elizabeth Lewis, Han- 
nah Heard and Nathaniel. In East Winthrop 
were born : John Payne, Mary Simons, Sophia 
B. and Maria S. (twins). Both parents died 
at the home of their son in Franklin, Ohio. 
One who knew them in their old age speaks 
of Rev. John Butler as follows : "A lovely 
Christian gentleman, with sadness in his eyes 
and lines in his face as of one whom life had 
brought many sorrows and disappointments." 
And his wife as a "woman of strong char- 
acter and great capabilities. She had per- 
formed the varied and trying duties of a 
minister's wife, and reared a large family of 
sons and daughters, and seen them one by 
one go out from the old home to enter a 
larger world, and now with strength failing, 
she had laid down the burdens and active 
duties of life, and was content to leave them 
in other hands, and with sweet patience and 
resignation was looking forward to the end 
of a long and useful life." 

(IV) Rev. Nathaniel, third son of Rev. 
John (3) and Nancy (Payne) Butler, was 
born October 19, 1824, in Waterville, Maine, 
and fitted for college at Yarmouth Academy. 
For three years he was a student at George- 
town College, Kentucky, and subsequently en- 



tered Waterville (now Colby) College, Maine, 
where he was graduated in 1842. He was 
ordained pastor of the Baptist church at Tur- 
ner, Maine, October 28, 1845. Five years 
later he was appointed agent for the Ameri- 
can Baptist Missionary Union of Maine and 
Eastern Massachusetts. From 1852 to 1855 he 
was pastor of the church at Eastport, Elaine, 
and in the first five months of 1853 one hun- 
dred and fifteen new members were added to 
the church. He retired from this pastorate in 
1855 to become secretary to the Baptist So- 
ciety of Philadelphia. From January, 1856, 
to October, 1859, he was pastor in Rockland. 
Maine, and became pastor at Auburn in 1860. 
In 1865 he was located at Camden, Maine, 
and in 1869 at Alton, Illinois. In 1872 hi; 
went to Leavenworth, Kansas, and from 1873 
to 1876 was pastor of the Second Baptist 
Church at Bangor, Maine. For short periods 
he filled pastorates at Dexter, North Vassal- 
borough and Hallowell. In 1881 he became 
associated with the Bod well Granite Company, 
through the influence of a parishioner and per- 
sonal friend, Mr. Bodwell, of Hallowell. From 
1 86 1 to 1865 he was private secretary to Han- 
nibal Hamlin, vice-president of the United 
States. For many years following 1865 he 
was a trustee of Colby College, which con- 
ferred upon him in 1873 the degree of Doc- 
tor of Divinity. He was the author of numer- 
ous hymns published in a volume entitled 
"Baptist Hymn Writers and their Hymns." 
In 1880 he was a member of the Maine legis- 
lature. He died April 25, 1894, in Burlington, 
Wisconsin. His memorable sermon at the 
funeral of his classmate and friend, Major- 
General Hiram G. Berry, of Rockland, is 
spoken of as a notable address; also his speech 
at the unveiling of the statue of General 
Berry, and an address in memory of Rev. Na- 
thaniel Milton Wood, an associate in the Bap- 
tist ministry. He married, December 19, 
1849, Jennette Loring Emery, of Paris, Maine, 
the eldest daughter of Hon. Stephen Emery 
and his second wife Jennette (Loring) Emery. 
Mrs. Butler was born May 16, 1828, at Paris 
Hill, Maine, where she resided until her mar- 
riage. She attended school in Gorham and 
studied music in Portland. Like all of her 
family she was passionately fond of music, 
possessed a kind sense of humor and was fond 
of the best reading. "She was an ideal pas- 
tor's wife, of a quiet, modest and refined dis- 
position and of a singularly winning character 
which won hosts of friends wherever she 
went." She survived her husband more than 

eight years, being a confined invalid during 
her last twenty j'ears, and died September 18, 
1902, at Augusta, Maine. Her children were : 
Jeannie, who became the wife of George 
Wood ; Nathaniel, mentioned below ; Ellen and 
Anna ; the last named married Sidney S. Em- 
ery, of Maiden, Massachusetts. 

(V) Nathaniel (2), only son of Nathan- 
iel (i) and Jennette L. (Emery) Butler, was 
born May 22, 1853, in Eastport. and received 
excellent educational advantages. He received 
the degree of A. B. from Colby University in 
1873, and for the succeeding three years was 
associate principal of Feny Hall Female Col- 
lege, Lake Forest, Illinois. In 1876 Colby 
University conferred upon him the degree of 
A. M., in 1895 that of D. D. and in 1903 
LL. D. He was associate principal of High- 
land Hall College for Women at Highland 
Park, Illinois, from 1876 to 1879, and master 
of Yale School for boys in Chicago for the 
next two years. He was again principal of 
Highland Hall College, 1880-84. and was or- 
dained in 1884 to the Baptist ministry, at 
Highland Park, Illinois. He became profes- 
sor of rhetoric and English literature in the 
old University of Chicago in 1884. continuing 
two years. He was professor of Latin in the 
University of Illinois, 1886-89. ^"d professor 
of English language and literature in the same 
institution for the next three years. He was 
acting director of the university extension di- 
vision of the University of Chicago in 1893- 
94; delegate of the University of Chicago to 
the World's Congress on University Exten- 
sion, London, England, 1894; university ex- 
tension associate professor of English liter- 
ature, and director of the university exten- 
sion division of the same institution, 1894- 
95. Froi^ 1895 to 1901 he was president of 
Colby College at Waterville. Maine, and since 
1901 has been professor of education and di- 
rector of co-operative work of the University 
of Chicago. Since 1905 he has been deart 
of the college of that institution. Professor 
Butler married (first) April 28, 1881, Florence 
Slieppard, born July 9, 1861, died June 21. 
igo2. Three sons were born of this mar- 
riage: Sheppard Emery, July. 1883; Albert 
Nathaniel, January, 1888; Frederic Hamlin, 
August, 1892. JNIarried (second) December 
21, 1903, Lillian M. Googins, born Decem- 
ber 3, 1876. Of this marriage there was 
born Jeanette, January 25, 1909. 

Jeanette L. (Emery) Butler, wife of Na- 
thaniel (i) Butler, and motherof Nathaniel (2) 
Butler, was a descendant of John Emerv ( 1 ) 

>S{j>^OjviA^ (\n>XW^ 



through John (2), John (3), John (4), Lieu- 
tenant John (5), i\loses (6), Moses (7), all 
mentioned elsewhere, and 

(8) Stephen, third and youngest son of 
Moses (2) and Ruth (Bodvvell) Emery, was 
born April 29. 1790. and died in 1863. Much 
against the will of his father he fitted for col- 
lege, and by dint of hard work and untiring 
energy was enabled to graduate from Bow- 
doin College in 1814; while reciting in college 
he taught school in the daytime, at the acad- 
emy at Hallo well, and taught singing school 
as well. He then taught a year at Portland, 
Maine, and studied law at this time whenever 
he could find spare time. He had the good 
fortune to study law with Governors Parris 
and Lincoln. Governor Parris was a man 
of fine character, and was a strong advocate 
of temperance : Stephen Emery was one of the 
pioneer temperance workers of the state of 
i\Iaine, and was an able and enthusiastic 
worker and speaker in its cause. Li June, 
1819, he was admitted to the bar, and settled 
at Paris, Maine: at first he had his office in 
his house, and helped out his income by teach- 
ing a school which was located over a store. 
Soon after this he went to Columbia, Wash- 
ington county, Maine, but returned to Paris 
a year later, and continued his residence at 
that place until his retirement from practice. 
He was attorney general of Maine under Gov- 
ernor Fairchild, and chairman of the state 
board of education, and under Governor Hub- 
bard served as district judge until the court 
was abolished by act of the legislature. He 
was a man of high character, and recognized 
by all who knew him as upright and honor- 
able, a man of scholarly and gentlemanly hab- 
its. He was very fond of music, and by his 
devotion to it in his younger days, when he 
was studiously preparing for his admission to 
the bar, he jeopardized his health and never 
became physically strong afterwards. His ca- 
reer was markedly successful, and he was 
honored by the most prominent men of the 
state. He married, January 15, 1815, Sarah, 
daughter of Daniel Stowell. one of the early 
settlers of Paris, Maine, born March 26, 1792, 
died November 18, 1822, and thev had three 
children : Sarah Jane, who married Hon. Han- 
nibal Hamlin, and died April 17, 1855; George 
Freeman, born November 10, 1817, also a 
lawyer, married Eliza Appleton ; and Stephen, 
born in 1820, died in infancy. Hon. Stephen 
Emery married (second) February 7, 1825, 
Jennette. daughter of John and Jennette (Bar- 
rell) Loring. of Buckfield, born July 25, 1800, 

died September 29, 1858, and had three chil- 
dren: Jennette; Ellen Vesta, born September 
14, 1835, married Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, 
after the death of her sister ; and Stephen Al- 
bert, born October 14, 1841, professor of mu- 
sic in New England Conservatory at Boston, 
one of the foremost teachers in the country of 
the science of harmony. 

(9) Jennette, daughter of Hon. Stephen 
and Jennette (Loring) Emery, was born May 
16, 1828, and married, December 19, 1849, 
Rev. Nathaniel (2) Butler (see Butler IV). 

The name of Butler is well- 
BUTLER known in New England, and 
several progenitors of large 
families bearing the name were early found 
in New England. Researches in Great Britain 
claim the descent from the famous Duke of 
Ormond, who was lord lieutenant of Ireland. 
His descendants are numerous in various por- 
tions of Great Britain. No definite connec- 
tion between this family and those found in 
America has been established, but it is a 
reasonable supposition that they came of this 
well-known stock. The family found in this 
country has been identified with the leading 
moral, educational and business interests of 
the country, and is still so known. 

(I) James Butler was in Lancaster, Massa- 
chusetts, as early as 1663. He received lands 
in the distribution among proprietors, his 
home being known as No. 39. According to 
the proprietor's records, he owned five lots 
consisting of two hundred and si.xty-eight 
acres in Lancaster at the first settlement. In 
1664 the town of Lancaster gave "libertie to 
James Butler to have a Rode of upland, in 
breadth to set a fence on at the side of the 
seven acres of Intervale which he bought of 
Goodman Joslin." In the same year he re- 
ceived from Rebecca Joslin, widow of Thom- 
as, certain land east of Still river, Lancaster, 
recorded 1666, and there his son James lived 
after the massacre. When the town was 
abandoned he removed to Woburn and soon 
after that to Billerica, Massachusetts, where 
he died JMarch 20, 1681. The Lancaster rec- 
ords say he died on the 19th. He was taxed 
in Billerica in 1679, and the oldest record 
back, in that town,> has the following : 
"20 day 01 1681 James Butler, Irishman, 
dyed." He had a wife Mary who was mar- 
ried March 9. 1682, to John Hines. She was 
the administratrix of James Butler's estate and 
their children were : James, who lived upon 
the parental homestead in Lancaster. John, 



mentioned at length in the next paragrapli. 
Mary, born July ii, 1679. Elinor, September 
3, i68i, in Billerica. 

(II) John, second son of James and Mary 
Butler, was born July 22, 1677, in Woburn. 
and lived in that town until 1721, when he 
removed to that part of the ancient town of 
Dunstable, now Pelham, New Hampshire, 
where he died 1756. When he built his house 
he wished it to remain as long as the tim- 
bers would hold together, as a monument to 
his posterity of the "courage, perseverance 
and endurance of the pioneers of the wilder- 
ness." The house itself was built of pine logs, 
hewn and locked or dovetailed at the corners, 
and around the same he dug a ditch, which 
was provided with a drawbridge to be let down 
during the day and drawn up at night. He 
also provided portholes, through which they 
might shoot Indians who might prowl around 
and attack them. This house lasted eighty 
j'ears, and was used by two generations after 
him. He was town clerk and selectman, and 
was st)led deacon. His descendants were 
noted for their honesty, also for being strong 
and hardy. He married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Pierce) Wilson, of 
Woburn, born January 28, 1683, and buried 
beside her husband in Pelham. Their chil- 
dren, all born in Woburn, were : Elizabeth, 
John. Samuel, Sarah, died young. Joseph, 
Phebe. Abigail and Sarah. 

(HI) Lieutenant Joseph, third son of 
Deacon John and Elizabeth (Wilson) Butler, 
was born December i, 1713, in Woburn, and 
died in Pelham, New Hampshire, aged nearly 
one hundred years. He owned a large amount 
of land in the northwest corner of Pelham 
and in Nottingham West. He built mills 
called Butler's Mills, his homestead being op- 
posite his mills, the common lying between. 
He married (first) Abigail Nourse, (second) 
Hannah Gragg. and (third) November 30, 
1754, Mary Ladd. of Haverhill, Massachu- 
setts. His children were : Abigail, Nehemiah, 
Gideon, Molly, Jesse. Dr. Thaddeus, Hannah, 
James and Dr. Elijah. 

(III) Jacob, fourth son of Deacon John 
and Elizabeth (Wilson) Butler, was born No- 
vember 10. 1718. in \yoburn. and was about 
three years of age when the family removed 
to what is now Pelham. He married Mary 
Eames and they were the parents of Jacob, 
Daniel. Mary. Jonathan, died young, Phebe 
and Jonathan. 

(IV) Abigail, first child of Lieutenant Jo- 
seph and Abigail (Nourse) Butler, was born 
about 1738. in Pelham, New Hampshire. She 

married Joseph Wilson, of Dracut. Massachu- 
setts, and they were the parents of the fol- 
lowing children: Joseph, Benjamin (died 
young). Thaddeus, Nabby, Lydia, Life, David, 
Polly, Iluldah, Benjamin and Cyrus. 

(IV) Daniel, second son of Jacob and Mary 
(Eames) Butler, was born October 23, 1748. 
He married Molly Tenney and had children 
as follows: Dole, married Delilah Butler; 
Polly, married Daniel \'arnum ; Phebe, died 
young; Nabby. married Jacob Butler; Daniel; 
Phebe, married Amos llazelton ; Manly, mar- 
ried Sarah Ilamblett; Betty, died young; 
Betty (2nd), died young; Olivia, married 
Noyes Tenney ; Belinda, married Samuel P. 
Hadley: Thomas J. and Joseph B. (twins), 
who died young. 

(V) J^Ianly. seventh child and third son of 
Daniel and I\ lolly (Tenney) Butler, was born 
at Pelham. New Hampshire, March 25, 1792. 
He married, .April i, 1817, Sarah, daughter of 
David and Sarah (Wyman) Ilamblet. and 
their children were: i. Manly Orville, born 
July 19, 1812. 2. Sarah Carsina, August 29, 
1813, died December 30, 1813. 3. David 
Hamblet, September 12, 1814. married (first) 
Eliza Trull, and (second) Susan Cutler. 4. 
Daniel Jefferson, February 17, 1817, died 
January 5, 1827. 5. George Washington, De- 
cember 22, 1818, died October 25, 1822. 6. 
Charles Varnum, June 25, 1820, married Laura 
Jewett, of New London, New Hampshire. 7. 
Sarah Carsina, February 21, 1822, married 
William Henry Rook, of London, England. 
8. Louisa Marie. July 3, 1823, married Stephen 
Sawyer, of Saco, Maine. 9. Mary Tenney, 
July 14, 1828, married John Trowbridge, of 
Detroit. Michigan. 10. Catherine Augusta, 
July 17, 1830, married Daniel \\'ebster, of 
Boston: she died December 26, 1872. 11. 
Daniel George, December 15. 1831. died Au- 
gust 6, 1833. 12. Phebe Ann, February 10, 
1833, married Austin Waite Perr}-. of L'pton, 
Massachusetts. 13. Henry Clay, December 26, 
1835, died January 13, 1838. The first two 
children were born at Lyndsboro, New Hamp- 
shire, the third at Pembroke. New Hampshire, 
and the others at Pelham. New Hampshire. 

(\'I) I\lanly Orville, eldest child of :\Ianly 
and Sarah (Hamblet) Butler, was born July 
ig, 1812, died in 1902. He was then engaged 
in the retail grocery business. He married 
(first) I\Iarch 17. 1836, at Boston, Massachu- 
setts, Elizabeth Howe; she was born in 1815 
at Kittery, Maine, and died in 1869, at Charles- 
town, Massachusetts. He married (second) 
June 24. 1870, Julia Mendum. He had eight 
children, all by first wife, as follows: i.Or- 



ville Washington, born February 22, 1837, 
see forward. 2. George Henry, December i, 
1839, see forward. 3. Arthur Caverbo, 1842, 
died March 24, 1S44. 4. Charles Hamblet, 
April 30, 1845, see forward. 5. Frank Fair- 
field, February 4, 1848, died unmarried May 
24, 1875. 6. Sarah Elizabeth, February 29, 
1S52. married John Henry Wilson, and had 
no children; she died October 20, 1906. 7. 
Edward Burgess, December 16, 1853, see for- 
ward. 8. Olivia Annette, November 13, 1857, 
married Charles C. Lloyd, of Cleveland, Ohio. 
The first two children were born at Charles- 
town, the third, fourth and fifth at Rox- 
bury, Massachusetts, and the last three at 
Lewiston, Maine. 

(VII) Orville W'ashington, eldest child of 
Manly Orville and Elizabeth (Howe) Butler, 
was born February 22, 1837, at Charlestown, 
Massachusetts. He married, February 20, 
1879, Edith M. Estes, of Sandwich, and they 
had three children: i. Frank Orville, born 
January 25, 1880, graduated from Harvard 
College in 1903. 2. Elva Lena, September 7, 
1882. 3. Charles Edward, May 22, 1884, died 
October 12, 1884. 

(\'II) George Henry, second son of Manly 
Orville and Elizabeth (Howe) Butler, was 
born at Charlestown, jMassachusetts, December 
I, 1839, and died March 5, 1880. He mar- 
ried Harriet Winn, September 3, 1866, 
at Bridgewater, i\Iassachusetts, and among 
their eight children were : Alice Hays, 
born July 20, 1867, died July 15, 1869. George 
Manly, January 26, 1870; he graduated from 
Amherst College in 1896, and entered Yale 
Theological School the same year. 

(VII) Charles Hamblet, fourth son and 
child of J\lanly Orville and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Butler, was born April 30, 1845, died in Sep- 
tember, 1889. He married Adelaide L. Col- 
lins, February 4, 1868, and they had one child, 
Charles Lloyd, who died in June, 1895. They 
adopted a child, Edward K. 

(VII) Edward Burgess, sixth son of Alanly 
Orville and Elizabeth (Howe) Butler, was 
born December 16, 1853, in Lewiston, Maine, 
and received his education in the public schools 
of Boston, in which city he was employed after 
leaving school by a wholesale drygoods firm. 
After several years of experience in this es- 
tablishment and having become thoroughly ac- 
quainted with the business, he became asso- 
ciated with his elder brother, George H. But- 
ler, in founding the firm of Butler Brothers, 
at Boston. One year later they were joined 
by another brother, Charles H. Their busi- 
ness was that of supplying department stores. 

and was therefore very wide in the range of 
articles covered. As the enterprise grew and 
flourished, they enlarged the business by open- 
ing branches in other cities, and are now 
carrying on very large wholesale general mer- 
chandise houses in New York, Chicago, St. 
Louis and Minneapolis, besides having sample 
houses in Baltimore, Dallas, Omaha, San Fran- 
cisco and Seattle. In 1887 this business was 
incorporated and is now the largest establish- 
ment of its kind in America. Edward B. But- 
ler is its president, and the only one living of 
the original firm. He is one of the most 
progressive citizens of Chicago and is well 
known for his public spirit, having served as 
director of many institutions. In 1892 he was 
appointed chairman of the ways and means 
committee, and also of the department of ad- 
missions and collections of the World's Colum- 
bian Exposition at Chicago. For many years 
he has been president of the board of trustees 
of the Illinois Manual Training School Farm 
at Glenwood, Illinois, and has also been trus- 
tee of Hull House Social Settlement of Chi- 
cago, of the Chicago Orphan Asylum, The 
Girls' Refuge and the First State Pawner's 
Society of Chicago. He has sustained the 
same relation to Rockford College, the Bu- 
reau of Associated Charities of Chicago, and 
is now chairman of the committees on Lake 
Shore Parks of that city. He is a director of 
the Corn Exchange Bank of Chicago, and is 
widely known in commercial and financial 
circles throughout the country. He is identi- 
fied with many clubs, including the University 
Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, Union League, City, 
South Shore, Midlothian and Commercial, 
being the ex-president of the last nam.ed. He 
is a trustee of the Central Church, of which 
Dr. Gunsaulus is the minister. Mr. Butler 
was married in 1880 at Norwalk, Connecticut, 
to Jane, daughter of William Henrv and 
Esther (Pratt) Holley. 

The Butler family was early 
BUTLER identified with the settlement of 
what is now Maine, and has 
continuously borne an active part in the de- 
velopment of its resources and the progress of 
its intellectual and moral interests. It has 
always been prominent in large financial opera- 
tions down to the present time, and its mem- 
bers have been respected for upright char- 
acter and conscientious devotion to duty. 

(I) The first of record in this country was 
Thomas Butler, who was born about 1674. un- 
doubtedly in England, and of the ancient stock 
of Ormond. He appears in Berwick, now 



Maine, in 1695, when lie witnessed a deed, 
and was married there about 1697 to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Ab- 
bott, and granddaughter of Walter Abbott, a 
pioneer settler of tiiat region, lie must have 
been better educated than the mass of early 
residents of the colony, as shown by the fact 
that he was appointed in 17 16 to teach the local 
school until some other who could teach Latin 
could be secured, and continued as its head 
nearly a year. A leading citizen, he was 
prominent in the management of town affairs 
for a quarter of a century, and was selectman 
and surveyor of lands at the same time he 
was teacher. He was possessed of means, as 
well as education, and was the intimate friend 
of such distinguished citizens as Governor 
Wentworth. Sir William Pepperell, Hon. John 
Hill, Captain Ichabod Plaistow, and others. 
On Mav 2.;. 1699, he was granted twenty-one 
acres of land by the town of Kittery, at what 
is now South Berwick, but did not live on it. 
Soon after he purchased a large tract east of 
what is now South Berwick, on which he built 
a large and handsome residence, at the foot 
of Butler's Hill. The village of South Ber- 
wick now occupies part of this tract, which 
also embraced the academy grounds, Butler's 
Hill and lands until recently occupied by his 
descendants. Here he exercised a generous 
hospitality, his house being a double, two- 
story structure, and here he passed the re- 
mainder of his life. Beside being a large 
landholder, he was a proprietor of mills at 
Quamphegan. In 1720 he served on a com- 
mittee to settle disputes about land boundaries 
between Kittery and Berwick. Although the 
latter town became a separate parish in 1701, 
it was not incorporated as a town until 1715; 
at the first town meeting, held March 22, 1715, 
he was chosen a selectman, and the next year 
was a grand juror, in addition to the offices 
previously mentioned. With the exception of 
the years 171 7-18 and 1722, he continued to 
serve as selectman until 1727. From 1713 to 
1736 he was surveyor of lands, and was suc- 
ceeded by his sons, and his parchment records 
of surveys were preserved until recently by a 
great-grandson. They were loaned to aid in 
the settlement of a land boundary and never 
returned. He was elected to office more than 
thirty-five times, and last appears in the rec- 
ords in 1736. when he was serving in official 
capacity. He became a member of the church 
September 2, 1727, but was active in its sup- 
port long before that, having served on a com- 
mittee to deal with a minister, and gave of 
time and money for the promotion of schools 

and the improvement of the river. In 1730-31 
he was one of a few citizens to advance money 
to secure a representative of the colony at the 
court of Great Britain. No record appears 
of his death. His wife died December 2, 1728. 
Children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Moses, Abigail 
and Love. 

(II) Thomas (2) eldest child of Thomas 
(i) and Elizabeth (Abbott) Butler, was born 
March 6, 1698, in Berwick, and baptized there 
after attaining his majority, August 14, 1720. 
He inherited and lived upon the homestead. 
and was engaged in the manufacture and deal- 
ing in lumber. He was elected constable in 
1725 and 1735, was surveyor of lands and 
served in other offices. His wife's name was 
Mehetable; children: Mary, William Good- 
win, Olive, Thomas, Elizabeth, Samuel, Icha- 
bod and Moses. 

(III) Samuel, third son of Thomas (2) and 
Mehetable Butler, was baptized May 19, 1734, 
in South Berwick, and died there July 15, 1799. 
He inherited two-thirds of the homestead, on 
which he lived, and also received all his father's 
property in mills, and was an extensive lum- 
ber dealer and merchant. He served as select- 
man and in other official capacities, and was 
moderator in 1772. He was among the signers 
of a petition against the oppressive revenue 
laws of the mother country. He was married 
May 4, 1757, to Lydia, daughter of Nehemiah 
and IMary (Wentworth) Kimball, of Dover. 
She died May 13, 1802. Children : Ichabod, 
Samuel, Nehemiah, Mehetable, Ephraim, Ly- 
dia, Mary, Paltiah (Peletiah), Robert and 

(IV) Ichabod, eldest child of Samuel and 
Lydia (Kimball) Butler, was born July 4, 
1758, and died September. 1810. He was in 
the revolutionary army and his record in the 
"Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the 
War of the Revolution" is as follows : "List 
of men mustered in York county by Joseph 
Bragdon, Jr., ■Muster Master, dated March 17, 
1777; Captain Samuel Derby's company. Col. 
Joiin Bailey's regiment ; enlistment, three 
years; also Private 2d Company, Col. John 
Bailey's regiment; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from February i, 1777 to 
December 31, 1779; also Captain Samuel 
Darby's (2d) Company, Colonel Bailey's regi- 
ment ; company return dated \'alley Forge, 
January 25, 1778; also Colonel's company. 
Col. Bailey's regiment; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from January i, 1780, to 
February i, 1780." He lived directly in front 
of what is now known as "Butler's Hill," in 
the village of South Berwick, where he died. 



Old deeds describe liim as a fanner, trader and 
lumberman. He married, December 20, 1786, 
Abigail, born April 23, 1757, daughter of 
Colonel John and Abigail (Millet) Wentworth. 
Abigail died in October, 1812. Children: 
John \\"ent\vorth, Harriet, Ichabod, George 
and Edward Heyman. 

(Y) Ichabod {2), third child and second 
son of Ichabod (i) and Abigail (Wentworth) 
Butler, was born in Berwick, now South Ber- 
wick, June 13, 1/93 (June 30, 1791, according 
to the Wentworth Genealogy). He read law 
with Hon. John Holmes, of Alfred, and was 
practicing in town in 1821, having been ad- 
mitted to the bar as a practitioner at the com- 
mon pleas. At the April term, 1824, he was 
admitted to practice at the supreme judicial 
court. After living at the Corner some time, 
Ichabod Butler built a house near the Thomp- 
son bridge, so called, and thus gave it another 
name, Butler's Bridge. He lived at the Cor- 
ner the last part of his life, and died there 
March 28, 1833 (^larch 11, according to the 
Wentworth Genealogy). He married, 1823, 
Mary (Wise) Alorrill, widow of JMoses I\Ior- 
rill, daughter of Captain Daniel Wise, of 
Wells (Kennebunk), granddaughter of Cap- 
tain James Wise, and great-granddaughter of 
Rev. Jeremiah Wise, of Berwick. Her 
mother's maiden name was Hannah Hubbard, 
daughter of Captain James Hubbard, who died 
at Cambridge. j\lary Wise was born Octo- 
ber 4, 1794. and died May 11, 1825. Chil- 
dren: Edward Heyman. who died young, and 
Moses Morrill, whose sketch follows. 

(\ I) Hon. Moses Morrill, son of Ichabod 
and I\Iary (Wise) (Morrill) Butler, was born 
in Sanford, March 8, 1824, died in Portland, 
October 21, 1879. The History of Sanford 
says of him : "He prepared for college at Al- 
fred, Gorham, and North Yarmouth academies, 
and graduated at Bowdoin College in 1845, 
with the highest honors of his class. During 
his collegiate course he taught school in his 
own district at the Corner, and immediately 
after graduation a school at Springvale, at the 
same time pursuing his profes.sional studies. 
He read law w-ith Hon. Edward E. Bourne, of 
Kennebunk, and completed his legal course 
with Hon. Sumner Wells, of Portland, sub- 
sequentlv one of the judges of the supreme 
court of Maine, and governor in 1856. Mr. 
Butler was admitted to the bar of Cumberland 
county, November g, 1847, and immediately 
took the office in Portland vacated by the ele- 
vation of his instructor, Mr. Wells, to the 
bench. He soon after took the office and busi- 
ness of Hon. Augustine Haines, and subse- 

quently formed a law partnership with Hon. 
William Pitt Fesscnden, United States sen- 
ator, and at a later period with James D. and 
Francis Fessenden, his sons, in December, 
1875, he formed a copartnersiiip with his 
nephew^ Hon. Charles F. Libby, which con- 
tinued until his death. iMr. Builer was county 
attorney from 1859 to 1865, representative iii 
1854, and representative elect at the time of 
his death. He was mayor of Portland, 1877- 
79, tw^o terms, during which time his services 
in the interest of the city were efficient, and 
will long be remembered. One anecdote will 
illustrate his strict integrity in the discharge 
of his official duties. Among the items of a 
bill presented to him for approval was one 
for cigars. The bill was respectfully returned 
with the endorsement thereon : "The city 
never smokes." We well remember his stern 
appearance in the schoolroom and the severity 
of his government. But it was such as the 
make-up of an ungraded village school de- 
manded that the pupils might not feel that 
they could rule or bully the youthful teacher, 
wdio had been brought up in the community 
in which he taught. His studious life and un- 
tiring industry in the home of his maiden aunt, 
his quiet dignity and reserve, his manlv deport- 
ment, are not forgotten by those with whom 
he then came in contact. In 1843, before he 
reached his majority, he was chosen a mem- 
ber of the school committee, and did his duties 
well in that capacity. One of his old pupils, 
Stillman B. Allen, of Boston, once said of 
him : "He was the smartest man that San- 
ford has ever produced." On February 5, 
1880, at a session of the supreme court in 
Portland, Judge Symonds presiding, the Cum- 
berland Bar x^ssociation took action with refer- 
ence to Mr. Butler's decease. Hon. Bion 
Bradbury, president, addressed the court, and 
James D. Fessenden offered a series of reso- 
lutions, which were adopted, prefacing there- 
with a few fitting remarks. A eulogy was 
delivered by Hon. Nathan Webb, to which 
Judge Symonds replied. The latter's estimate 
of Mr. Butler was: "He was a man of ex- 
perienced and disciplined sagacity, a wise 
counselor, prudent in the management of af- 
fairs, cool and adroit in doubt and strife. No 
motive of personal ease or comfort, nor indo- 
lence, nor carelessness, ever held him from 
fidelity to the trusts committed to him. His 
work was faithfully done." The following is 
from the History of Cumberland County: 
"From the beginning Mr. Butler was an able 
and successful lawyer. In investigation he 
was laborious, discriminating, and thorough, 



and in the conikici of business prompt and 
sagacious. He always presented the strongest 
point of his case and maintained it with his 
whole strength. At a younger age than most 
of the eminent lawyers he managed an ex- 
tensive practice in all branches of the pro- 
fession. An untiring student, a convincing 
advocate, carefully preparing his cases, with 
great powers of cross-examination and ex- 
cellent judgment, he soon attained the fore- 
most rank. At middle age he was prostrated 
by fever, caused by excessive labor. Upon 
his return to his profession his accurate bear- 
ing, his great experience at the bar, his judicial 
temperament, and his habits of profound in- 
vestigation, united to a firm yet amiable tem- 
per and pure life, qualified him for the highest 
judicial positions, and he was spoken of for 
such service. He would have adorned the 
bench. At this period of his life the aiifairs 
of the city of Portland and its relations with 
public enterprises required examination and 
advice. The city appointed Air. Butler tiic 
chairman of a commission for this purpose. 
To this work he brought those great qualities 
which had distinguished him at the bar, labor- 
ing for his adopted city with characteristic 
earnestness, and declining remuneration. In 
a report remarkable for its clear exposition of 
long and intricate relations between the city 
and its railroads, its correct estimate of the 
situation of affairs, the wisdom of its sug- 
gestions, and the vigor and propriety of its 
style, he placed the whole subject before his 
fellow citizens. This invaluable service made 
him so pre-eminently suitable that, although 
disinclined to public office, he was twice com- 
pelled to accept the mayoralty of the city. His 
administration of city afYairs could not be sur- 
passed. He managed its interests with an in- 
formation which no other man possessed, and 
with results which no other man has accom- 
plished. His tried abilities and knowledge of 
afifairs were too valuable to his fellow citizens 
to be suffered out of their service, and he was 
now elected to the legislature at a' time of 
special importance to the city. Before the 
assembling of the legislature, while in court 
conducting a trial, he was struck down by 
paralysis, which in a few days proved fatal. 
The universal sorrow of all parties at his death 
was the noblest tribute to his memory. His fel- 
low citizens lost his services at the fullness of 
his powers, when he was most able to serve 
them, and with his place in their regard con- 
stantly increasing. His ofificial papers show 
his capacity for public afifairs, and his tribute 
to his college president, Leonard Woods, de- 

livered in Portland in 187S, at the annual 
meeting of the association of the resident 
alumni of Bowdoin College exhibits his power 
of refined and tender eloquence. .\ self-sac- 
rificing, public-spirited citizen, a useful mem- 
ber of his church, a distinguished lawyer, a 
kind husband, a wise and gentle father, and a 
good man, he evaded no duties and acted his 
part well. He had been a director in the 
Cumberland Bank, and was a director of the 
Portland Fraternity. He was a member of the 
First Parish (Unitarian) society, and offi- 
ciated as moderator of the parish meetings." 

Moses M. Butler married, May 1, 1850, 
Olive j\l., born in Sanford, November 15, 1826, 
daughter of John and Meribah (Hobbs) 
Storer, of Sanford. She is living in igo8. 
John Storer was a descendant of Joseph 
Storer, of Wells, who was an ensign in 1680, 
reprcsentiative in 1681 and 1685, a man of dis- 
tinction and energy in the Indian wars, was a 
merchant and man of influence in Sanford. 
To Closes M. and Olive M. Butler were born 
three children: John Storer (died young), 
Harry and Grace. Harry is mentioned be- 
low. Grace, born March 4, i860, died April 
12, 1895. 

(VII) Harry, second son of Moses M. and 
Olive M. (Storer) Butler, was born in Port- 
land, February 22, 1858. After leaving the 
public schools he attended Phillips Exeter 
Academy three years, and then went to Har- 
vard University, from which he graduated in 
1879. Pie then entered Harvard Law School 
and there remained one year. In 1882 he 
entered the employ of the First National Bank 
of Portland as a clerk. After three years em- 
ployment there he promoted and organized the 
Portland Trust Company, which opened its 
doors for business January i, 1885. Mr. But- 
ler was secretary and treasurer of this insti- 
tution until 1903, and has been its president 
since that time. His well-known integrity and 
unusual financial ability attracted business and 
soon placed the Portland Trust Company in 
the foremost rank of Maine monetary insti- 
tutions, a position it still holds. Mr. Butler is 
independent in politics, never giving his sup- 
port to a candidate or a measure which he be- 
lieves to be unworthy. In religious faith he is 
a L'nitarian. having membership in the First 
Parish Church. He is a member of several of 
the leading clubs but of no fraternal orders. 
Harry Butler married (first) May 29, 1890, 
Julia Payson Ives, who died January 22, 1906; 
(second) February 16, 1907, Elizabeth M., 
born July i, 1875, daughter of Clement J. and 
Kate (Dingley) Stetson, of Portland. 



The name of Storer, Storr, 
STORER Storee, Story, Storah appear to 

be synonymous, and the imme- 
diate English ancestor appears to have been 
the Rev. Thomas Storr, vicar of Bilsby, Lin- 
cohishire, England. Tradition has it that in 
the early days of the settlement of Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony two brothers bearing the 
name of Storr settled in New England, one in 
Boston and one in Wells, Province of jMaine, 
and that the Boston Storrs were shortly after 
known as Storys, and the Maine family as 
Storers, and that from the Boston Storys 
Elisha Story, a staunch revolutionist in Bos- 
ton, was one of the "Indians" who boarded the 
ships laden with tea, in the harbor, and threw 
the taxed commodity in the sea, was descended. 
Chief Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845), son 
of Elisha and jMehitable (Pedrick) Story, was 
a brother of Augustine Storr, who with his son, 
William Storer, was among the first settlers 
of Wells, District of Maine. 

(I) Augustine Storr or Storer was the son 
of the Rev. Thomas Storr, vicar of Bilsby. 
Augustine Storr was a brother of Marie, the 
wife of the Rev. John Wheelwright (1592- 
1679), '^'^'ho came to New England in 1636. 
William Hutchinson, brother-in-law of the 
Rev. John Wheelwright, married Ann IMar- 
bury about 1612 and came with her to New 
England in 1634. He came from Alford, Lin- 
colnshire, and in New England his wife gained 
great notoriety as a religious teacher and 
leader of the doctrine of the Antinomians 
(vide Anne Hutchinson 1590- 1643). August- 
ine Storr suffered persecution with John 
Wheelwright, and i\nne Hutchinson and he 
became one of the combination of Exeter and 
a founder of the church at Dover, New Hamp- 
shire. He died before 1643. 

(II) William, son of Augustine Storr, or 
Storer, was with his father an early founder 
of Dover, New Hampshire, and after the death 
of his father he went to Wells in the Province 
of Maine with Rev. John Wheelwright and 
was a founder of that town and church. Will- 
iam Storer married and had at least four chil- 
dren : Joseph, see forward, Jeremiah, living 
in Wells in 1726, Samuel, Benjamin. He 
removed with his family to Wells after 1643, 
and died there in 1660; in 1661 his widow 
married Samuel Austin, and the family were 
placed under the guardianship of their step- 

(HI) Joseph, eldest son of William Storer, 
was born in Wells, Province of Maine, in 
1648, where he was brought up and learned 
the business of lumberman, and when his 

father died he was but twelve years old. When 
he reached his majority he came into posses- 
sion of his father's estate, as his brothers did 
not live to reach manhood, and he built a saw- 
mill and manufactured boards and sawed lum- 
ber for building purposes. He had already 
been a soldier in King Philip's war, 1675, and 
had learned the lesson taught by Indian war- 
fare under that cruel leader and relentless foe 
of the white settlers. He continued active in 
the militar}- service of the province, and was 
made ensign in 1680. His knowledge of the 
treachery and cruelty of the methods practiced 
by the Indians caused him to provide for the 
safety of the women and children of the settle- 
ment beyond that offered by the strong arm of 
the husband and father, who not infrequently 
was called from home as a member of the or- 
ganized militia. He built a strong and roomy 
house in 1679, using heavy timbers in its con- 
struction, placing it on the main road in a cen- 
tral position, and this he strengthened as a 
military post and garrison house by surround- 
ing it with a high and strong fence constructed 
of logs placed upright, close together, with 
loopholes for the use of rifles. Within this en- 
closure he built several small houses for the 
comfort of families obliged to flee to the gar- 
rison house for refuge. The larger strong- 
hold was always open for the accommodation 
and entertainment of the people, and officers 
and soldiers in the service of the Colony al- 
ways found within its walls a hearty welcome. 
He disbursed his provisions with a liberal 
hand, and the defenseless settlers were sure 
of a safe retreat within its hospitable doors. 
He was, as well, active in the defence of the 
Province and encouraged the people to main- 
tain their homes and continue to cultivate their 
farms, and when driven out they were given 
lots of land for tillage near the fort and ample 
pasturage for their cattle. In case of actual 
conflict with the Indians, the wounded were 
brought to the house, where he provided as far 
as in his power to their desperate needs. This 
was done with no expectation of reward either 
from those he benefited or from the Colonial 
government under which he was at the same 
time serving as a military officer. His treat- 
ment of all, through the trials of the Indian 
wars, was marked by unchangeable humanity. 
He was a noble Christian man in all his inter- 
course with his fellowmen, and from him have 
descended all the Storers of Maine, including 
such honorable names as Bellamy Storer, Cin- 
cinnati. Ohio (born 1847). the diplomat: Bel- 
lamy Storer, LL. D. (1798- 1875), a represen- 
tative in the twenty-fourth congress, presiden- 



tial elector on the Clay and Fessenden ticket 
in 1844. judge of the superior court of Ohio, 
1853-71: Clement Storer (1760-1830), physi- 
cian, major-general, speaker of the house of 
representatives of New Hampshire, represen- 
tative of the tenth United States congress, 
1807-09, United States senator 1817-19, high 
sheriff of Rockingham county, 1818-24; David 
Humphreys Storer, U. D. (1804-1891), found- 
er of the' Tremont Medical School, Boston, 
1887, physician to the Massachusettts General 
Hospitak 1849-58, Dean of Harvard Medical 
School, 1855-64; his father, Woodbury Storer, 
chief justice of the court of common pleas in 
Falmouth: Francis Humphreys Storer (born 
1832), professor of agricultural chemistry, 
Harvard University, since 1870; Horatio Rob- 
inson Storer, M. D., Newport, Rhode Island 
(born in 1830), physician, editor and author; 
George Washington Storer (1789-1864), rear- 
admiral U. S. N. 

Ensign Joseph Storer married Hannah, 
born !May 6, 1680, daughter of Roger and 
Mary (Cross) Hill, of Saco, Maine. Joseph 
Storer died in 1700, soon after the close of the 
Lovewell war, and at the time of his death he 
was the richest man in the town of Wells, his 
property being appraised at over £1,000. The 
children of Joseph and Hannah (Hill) Storer, 
born in \\ells. Province of Maine, were : 
Sarah, Mary, Abigail, Colonel Joseph, A. B., 
Harvard, 1745, died 1777; John, Hepzebah, 
Ebenezer, a merchant in Boston ; Seth. 

(IV) Colonel John, second son and fifth 
child of Joseph and Hannah (Hill) Storer, 
was born in Wells, Maine, September 5, 1694, 
while all the people of Wells were shut in the 
garrison house built by his father. He rebuilt 
the sawmill in 1730. He was a member of a 
committee of three to finish the inside of the 
meeting-house in 1734. He built a sloop in 
1739 for himself and his brother Ebenezer, 
a merchant in Iloston, which was lost at sea 
in 1741. the crew being rescued by a vessel 
bound from Bristol, England, to Philadelphia. 
John Storer was in the government employ 
in 1740, being sent to Fort Richmond and St. 
Georges to put the forts in condition for de- 
fence. He enlisted a company in Wells for 
the Louisburg expedition, and was at the time 
called major, and in the list of volunteers his 
name appears as "Colonel John Storer, Cap- 
tain," and the troops were transported to Bos- 
ton by water in February, 1744, and he wrote 
a long letter to his wife, April 26, 1744, which 
was addressed to "Mrs. Elizabeth Storer at 
Wells in New England," which indicated that 
he was a gentleman of good education, high 

standing and excellent repute. He again 
writes his wife, this time from: "At the Camp 
Cape Breton, May 21, 1745," describing the 
landing of the troops and capture of the town. 
On September 16, 1745. Rev. y\r. JelTerds 
wrote to Colonel Storer congratulating him on 
the triumphs of the army, and asks him to 
"present my duty to his l-l.xcellency, Capt. 
Gen. Pepperell." In it he says "your aged 
holy mothers are still living; your pious con- 
sort bears her trouble with sweet serenity of 
mind ; your eldest son keeps our school ; your 
second looks after your husbandry ; your eld- 
est daughter is in Boston ; your two youngest 
daughters are at home, and little Samuel is 
ready to tly and jump in your arms." On 
March 9, 1756, he was ordered by Sir William 
Pepperell to see that no man go six rods from 
his lodging without his gun and a supply of 
ammunition. John Storer. "the right hand 
man of Sir William Pepperell in the expedition 
against Louisburg," died in Wells, IMaine, Oc- 
tober 3, 1768. 

(\') John (2), son of Colonel John (i) 
and Elizabeth Storer, began life as a miller 
trader, and this led to his becoming a shipper. 
In 1795 he built the largest ship ever built in 
Wells or Kennebunk, being of two hundred 
and ninety tons burden. His business ven- 
tures turned out unprofitable beyond the ac- 
quirements of the means necessary for the 
wants of his famih'. He was a selectman in 
1785 and again in 1791, when by re-election 
he held the office up to 1807. He was town 
treasurer 1785-1810, representative to the gen- 
eral court of Massachusetts, 1791-1800 and 
1804-09. He was a member of the committee 
chosen July 5, 1779, to request the legislation 
to afford relief to the town unable to pay the 
claim against it : a delegate to the convention 
held in Falmouth in 1785 to consider the ques- 
tion of separation from Massachusetts ; was 
moderator of the town meeting held May 2, 
1796, to discuss the merits of the Jay treaty, 
and he signed the memorial prepared and pre- 
sented to the United States congress praying 
"that the treaty be carried into full and com- 
plete effect. He married Hannah, daughter of 
Rev. Moses Morrill, of Biddeford, December 
24, 1772, and they had nine children. His 
first wife died May 25, 1790, and he married 
as his second wife, ]\Iay 12, 1793, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Rev. John Fairfield, and widow 
of William Scammon, and they had five chil- 
dren. Of the children of John and Hannah 
(Morrill) Storer, the first two died in infancy: 
their daughter Sarah married Rev. Nathaniel 
H. Fletcher shortlv after his ordination as 



minister of the church of Wells, July 5, 1800; 
Alary married William Cole; Elizabeth, never 
married ; Hannah, married William Gooch ; 
John Langdon ; Samuel ; Olive, married Sam- 
uel Curtis jr. in 1827, she being his third 
wife. Children of second marriage : Martha 
Ruggles, married Lauriston Wood, of Saco ; 
John (q. v.), born January 18, 1796; Mary 
Ann ; Caroline Langdon, married Samuel B. 
Morrill, and as her second husband George 
Starrett ; Hannah, married Dr. E. G. Aloore ; 
Hannah Elvira, married Ralph Hobbs ; Al- 
mera, who died at the age of eleven. 

(VI) John (3), son of John (2) Storer, 
was born in Wells, Maine, January 18, 1796. 
He attended the district school, and when 
quite young became a clerk in a general store 
at Kennebunk carried on by Benjamin Smith 
and Horace Porter, who were also engaged 
in shipping merchandise to other ports under 
their firm name of Smith & Porter. Their 
knowledge of the business ability of young 
Storer induced them to offer him a half in- 
terest in a new store to be opened at Sanford, 
they furnishing the capital and he giving his 
time as manager. This offer resulted in the 
establishment of the firm of John Storer & 
Company at Sanford, Maine, and he built up 
a flourishing business which he carried on 
successfully for several years, when he pur- 
chased the half interest of Smith & Porter and 
continued the business on his own account up 
to his retirement, with an ample fortune, but 
greatly impaired in health. As his health im- 
proved he associated in business with active 
partners in Portland for a short time, when 
grief over the death of his wife in i860 and 
anxiety over the issue of the civil war, 1861- 
65, ended his useful life on October 23, 1867, 
at his home in Sanford. He had served his 
town as selectman and member of the school 
committee, being elected to both positions in 
1837, having previously been postmaster at 
Springvale, 1832-33. During the civil war he 
had the Union cause greatly at heart, and his 
support of the government and of the soldiers 
in the field and the widows and fatherless ones 
at home was generous and continuous. After 
the war he offered to erect a monument to the 
memory of the soldiers from Sanford who 
gave their lives for their country on the battle- 
fields, in prison pens, or in the malarious re- 
gions of the southern states. The town, how- 
ever, refused his liberal offer, not being willing 
to comply with certain stipulated conditions, 
and the project was not carried out. In 1867 
he contributed $10,000 as a foundation for a 
college for the education of the freed men and 

their children, and Storer College, Harper's 
Ferry, West Virginia, was the result of his 
benefaction, and its doors were opened Octo- 
ber 2, 1867. He also contributed $1,000 
towards a library for the school. He was mar- 
ried soon after leaving his native town of 
Wells to Meribah, daughter of Joseph and 
Abigail Hobbs, born in Wells, Maine, January 
'/• 1797> Slid died in Sanford, Maine, IMarch 
10, i860, and by her marriage with John 
Storer became the mother of six children, 
born in Sanford, Maine, as follows : Horace 
Porter, George Lord, Olive AL, married, Alay 
I, 1S50, Moses M. Butler, John Lewis, 
George Lord, Frederick. His second and third 
died young. 

(VII) Horace Porter, eldest son of John 
(3) and Meribah (Hobbs) Storer, was born 
December 6, 1822, in Sanford, Alaine. He 
removed to Portland at an early age, where 
he learned the drygoods business and he car- 
ried it on successfully, part of the time alone, 
then in partnership with his brother, George 
Lord, as H. P. & G. L. Storer. He married 
Mary Thomas Barker, and had five children : 
Fred Lewis, Alice Porter, and three who died 
in infancy. He died in Portland, Maine, De- 
cember 6, 1897, aged exactly seventy-five 

(\'II) George Lord, fourth son of John 
and Meribah (Hobbs) Storer, was born in 
Sanford, Maine, May 8, 183 1, became a clerk 
at eighteen and a partner at twenty-one with 
his brother, Horace Porter, in the drygoods 
business in Portland as H. P. & G. L. Storer, 
then as Storer & Cutler, his brother H. P. 
having retired, and, on the admission of his 
brother Frederick, in 1863, as Storer, Cutler 
& Company, until j\lr. Cutler withdrew, when 
the firm became G. L. Storer & Company. In 
1865 he, with his brother Frederick, with- 
drew, and he located in Madison, Wisconsin, 
where he died August 12, 1905. He married 
Mary F. Johnson, and had five children : Mary 
Porter, George Cutler, Isabel Corey, John and 
Annie Hepworth. His widow died in 1908. 

(\TI) Frederick, fifth son of John and 
Meribah (Hobbs) Storer, was born in San- 
ford, Alaine, August 6, 1833. He was edu- 
cated in the district school, and in 1848 became 
a partner in the drygoods house of Storer & 
Cutler in Portland. In 1852 he formed a 
partnership with J. R. Corey in the same line 
of business, as J. R. Corey & Company, and 
in 1863 sold out his interest and became a 
partner in the firm of Storer & Cutler, the 
new firm being Storer, Cutler & Company, and 
he withdrew from the firm in 1865 at the 



same time his brother, George Lord, with- 
drew. He helped to form the wholesale dry- 
good; firm of Locke, Meserve & Company, of 
Portland, in 1867. and this firm remained in 
business up to 1875. In 1866 he built the 
Pondicherry Woolen Mills at Bridgton, Cum- 
berland county, Maine, which he operated 
1866-72. employing from seventy-five to one 
hundred operatives and the output in woolen 
goods amounted to a value of $300,000 an- 
nually. He was a member of the firm of 
Storer Pirotliers, wholesale dealers in drygoods, 
in Portland, 1872-83, and in 1883 he retired 
from the drygoods trade and engaged in the 
real estate business, in which he was still actively 
engaged in 1908. He attends the Unitarian 
church, votes independently of party ties, and 
is a member of no club or social organiza- 
tions. He was married in Portland, Maine, 
September 10, 1858, to Anne, daughter of 
Hon. Nathaniel Swett and Joanna (Gibbs) 
Littlefield. Nathaniel Swett Littlefield (1804- 
82) was a son of Ebenezer and grandson of 
Elisha Littlefield, of Wells, Maine. He prac- 
ticed law in Bridgton, Maine, was a state sen- 
ator 1837-39, and president of the senate in 
1838: a representative in the twenty-seventh 
and thirty-first United States congresses, 1841- 
43, and 1849-51 ; a representative in the ]\Iaine 
legislature, 1854; a delegate to the Union Con- 
vention in Philadelphia, 1866. 

The ancestor of the Hill family of 
HILL this article was a very early immi- 
grant to America and was almost 
as early a settler in New England as John 
Hill, of Plymouth and Boston, 1630. This 
Hill family is probably the earliest of the name 
in Maine. 

(I) Peter Hill, the settler, sailed from Ply- 
mouth, England, in the ship "Huntress" with 
John Winter, and landed March 22, 1632-33, 
at Richmond island, and settled with his son 
Roger in Biddeford, near the mouth of Scad- 
lockes. now Little River, a few years previous 
to 1648. He is described as a "planter and 
sailor," was admitted freeman July 5, 1653, 
in Saco. and was a member of the assembly of 
Liconia, or Lygonia, in 1648, and died Au- 
gust 29, 1667. New Hampshire having sought 
admission into Massachusetts, w^as soon fol- 
lowed by the settlers of York county, who had 
become weary of the government of Thomas 
Gorges, and among them was Peter Hill, who 
was notified by the government to take the 
oath of allegiance in 1652. 

(II) Roger, only son of Peter Hill, was 
born in 1635, as shown by a deposition, and 

died in Wells, in 1696. He was admitted a 
freeman Jul\- 5, 1653, and was constable in 
1661. He married, in November. 1658, Mary, 
daughter of John Crosse Sr., of Wells. She 
died June 24, 1696. Their children were: 
Sarah, Hannah, John, Samuel, Joseph, Mercy, 
Benjamin and Ebenezer. 

(lllj Joseph, fifth child and third son of 
Roger and Mary (Crosse) Hill, born in Saco 
in 1 67 1, resided in Wells, where he died July 
12. 1743, in his seventy-third year. The "His- 
tory of Wells and Kennebunk" says of him : 
"He was a prominent man among the inhabi- 
tants, though he does not appear to have been 
much in public office. Pie served as justice 
of the peace for many years. He was a gen- 
tleman of the old school, and his intercourse 
was marked with that courteous and gentle- 
manly demeanor which the best civilization of 
the day inculcated. He had a good property, 
and indulged in a style of life above that of 
the people of that period, and was anxious that 
the dignity of the family should be maintained 
through all coming time. He therefore made 
such an entail of his estate that from gen- 
eration to generation it should "bear up" the 
name of Hill. He was commissioned as a 
magistrate; was representative in 1727; col- 
lector of the excise in 1734. \'arious munici- 
pal offices were committed to him, and in the 
disposition of the pews in the meeting-house 
the best appears to have been conceded to him, 
as a matter of propriety. He had three slaves, 
Sharper, Plato and the "negro boy Tom." In 
his will he gave the first and the last to his 
wife, Plato to his son Nathaniel, and to the 
church and the minister each ten pounds. His 
wife, the mother of his children, was Hannah 
Littlefield, who died October 10, 1738. Hav- 
ing no sympathy with celibacy, and his own 
experience concurring with the declaration of 
Infinite Wisdom that "it is not good for man 
to be alone," he two months afterward, De- 
cember 12, 1738, married Sarah, daughter of 
Daniel Sayer. He served as a lieutenant under 
his brother. Captain John, at Saco fort. The 
children of Joseph and Hannah (Littlefield) 
Hill were : Joseph, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Han- 
nah and Peniniah. 

(IV) Nathaniel, third son of Joseph and 
Hannah (Littlefield) Hill, was born in Wells, 
November 13, 1701. and he and his brother 
received by request the large estate of their 
father, among the property being several 
negroes. The records of \\'ells shows that in a 
certain year Nathaniel Hill raised one hun- 
dred and fifty bushels of corn and kept nine 
cows and six oxen. He married, December 



II, 1729, Priscilla Littlefield. Their children 
were: Joseph (died young-). Joseph, Hannah, 
Benjamin (died young;), Nathaniel, Benjamin, 
and Jonathan, whose sketch next follows. 

( V ) Jonathan, youngest son of Nathaniel 
and Pri.scilla (Littlefield) Hill, born in \\'ells, 
June 22, 1746, died March 11, 1817, aged 
seventy-one years. He was a man of high 
character, well olT and much respected. In 
1808 Nathaniel Wells, Jonathan Hill, and Jo- 
seph Oilman were appointed a committee "to 
make a survey of the outlines of the propri- 
etors" lands which remain undivided and re- 
turn a plan of the same." Jonathan Hill mar- 
ried, October 9, 1766, a few months before 
he was twenty-one, Huldah, daughter of Sam- 
uel Littlefield. Their children were : Priscilla, 
Nathaniel. Jonathan, Abraham, who was lost 
at sea; Jepthet. Jacob, Samuel and Hulda. 

(\T) Nathaniel (2), second child and eldest 
son of Nathaniel and Huldah (Littlefield) Hill, 
born in Wells, March 19, 1769, died in Greene, 
December 28, 1847, ^ged seventy-eight. In 
1808 he removed his family from Wells to 
Greene, where he settled on a farm which 
he tilled \\ith care and diligence, and in the 
season when agricultural labor was not press- 
ing he busied himself with shoemaking, and 
was a useful and respected citizen of the town. 
He was prosperous and thrifty and increased 
his original farm of one hundred and twenty- 
five acres by purchase to one hundred and 
sixty. In politics he was a Whig; he filled the 
offices of constable and tax collector. His 
wife Mary, whom he married February 7, 
1793. died November i, 1838. She was the 
daughter of Benjamin and Dorcas (Black) 
Littlefield. Of this union were born six chil- 
dren, all natives of Wells : Priscilla, Jane, 
Dorcas, Huldah, Jonas and Tristram, the sub- 
ject of the following paragraph. 

(\TI) Tristram, youngest of the children 
of Nathaniel (2) and Mary (Littlefield) Hill, 
born in Wells, June 26, 1806, died in Greene, 
December 2. 1877. He was educated in the 
common schools of his native town, and at the 
age of twenty began teaching in the towns of 
Greene, Webster and Harpswell for fifteen 
years. He succeeded to the ownership of the 
Hill homestead, which is still the property of 
a member of the Hill family. He served the 
public schools faithfully for a number of years, 
being a member of the school committee, se- 
lectman, and justice of the peace, and repre- 
sented the town in the legislature. His in- 
terest in agriculture was strong and intelli- 
gent, and he was one of the founders of the 
Androscoggin Agricultural Society, of which 

he was also an officer. He wedded. May 28, 
1837. Christina Brewster Sprague, born Au- 
gust 29, 1817, died October 7, 1887, daughter 
of William and Martha (Brewster) Sprague, 
of Greene and Leeds respectively. Their 
children were : Winfield Scott, Byron Gordon, 
Cedora Jane, Clara Acte, Mary Christina, and 
Frederic Tristram. Winfield Scott is men- 
tioned below. Byron Gordon, born October 
2O, 1840, married, June 20, 1865, Octavia 
Hannah Lowell, by whom he has six children. 
Cedora Jane, February 8, 1845, married, No- 
vember 16, 1872, Arthur Given Moulton, and 
has one child, Edith Sprague, married Charles 
A. Knight, September 14, 1901. Clara Acte, 
October 9, 1848, became the wife of Wilbur 
F. Mower, December 27, 1868, and died child- 
less, February 25, 1878. Mary Christina, Au- 
gust 20, 1853, was married to John W. Moul- 
ton, September 2, 1873, and has one child, 
Clara Ella. Frederic Tristram, July 15, 1861, 
married, November 15, 1882, Stella Adelaide 
Washburn, of Greene. They have two chil- 
dren : Ada Louise and Royden Mellen. 

(VIII) Winfield Scott,' M. D., eldest child 
of Tristram and Christina B. (Sprague) Hill, 
was born in Greene, January 19, 1839. He ac- 
quired a common school education in his na- 
tive place, was fitted for college at Lewiston 
Falls Academy, and the Ivlaine State Semi- 
nary in Lewiston, and in 1863 entered Tufts 
College. In the following year, thinking that 
he could be of service to his country and at 
the same time obtain a valuable professional 
knowledge for himself, he left college and for 
several months was employed in the army 
hospital at Augusta. Subsequently for a con- 
sitlerable period he was surgeon's steward in 
the United States navy and was stationed along 
the Atlantic coast. Prior to this time he had 
begun the study of medicine under the super- 
vision of Dr. Milan Graves, of Sabattus. The 
close of the war terminated his connection with 
the government service, and he matriculated 
at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New 
York, from which he graduated March i, 1867, 
with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. April 
17, 1867, he opened an office in Augusta, 
where for more than forty years he has prac- 
ticed with success, and has a wide reputation 
as a surgeon and a physician. Early in 1874, 
Prof. Esmarch, the distinguished German sur- 
geon, made known to the surgical profession 
his wonderful discovery of bloodless amputa- 
tions. Acting on his description of his method, 
Dr. Hill, assisted by the late Dr. George W. 
Martin, performed, December 8, 1874, for the 
first time in this section of the state, a blood- 



less amputation of the leg, on tlie person of 
William B. Small, of Augusta. The operation 
was perfectly successful, and the patient made 
a rapid recovery. Tufts College, when erect- 
ing a memorial to the civil war soldiers, placed 
Dr. Hill's name upon it. He is a member of 
the National .\ssociation of U. S. Examining 
Surgeons. Me is a United States pension ex- 
aminer and meilical examiner for the New 
York Life, the Equitable Life and the Etna 
Life Insurance Companies. He is a member 
of tlie Maine Homoeopathic Medical Society 
and the American Institute of Homoeopathy. 
August 9, 1888. he became a member of the 
oldest existing fraternal organization of this 
country, and is now a member of Bethlehem 
Lodge, No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons ; 
Cusiuioc Royal Arch Chapter, No. 43, Alpha 
Council, No. 3, and Trinity Commandery No. 
7, Knights Templar. He is also a member 
of the Abnaki Club. 

Dr. ^^'infield Scott Hill married, August 30, 
1868. in Gardiner, Catherine Ward, born in 
Gardiner, October 9, 1843, daughter of Elia- 
kim and Caroline (Nelson) Norton. She died 
August 2, 1877. He married (second) at 
Augusta, October 16, 1889, Lydia Estelle, 
daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Treat) 
Park, of Searsjxjrt. 

The name of Hill is self-explana- 
HILL tory. It numbers among its scions 
former Governor John F. Flill, of 
Augusta, Maine. The name is strong in the 
south and in New York. It is a hardy, vigor- 
ous race, attaining longevity, and it is a race 
in which large families were the rule. They 
have heeded the Biblical injunction and mul- 
tiplied rapidly, replenishing the earth with 
noble sons and lovely women. To such people 
our Republic owe an inestimable debt of grati- 
tude. Men who go down to the sea in ships 
and till the soil in the piping times of peace 
are the sources from whence our armies and 
navies have been recruited when the sounds 
of war blow in the ears. 

(I) \'alentine Hill, a mercer from London, 
was in Boston in 1638, and a freeman in 
1640. He removed to Oyster River, now Dur- 
ham, New Hampshire, where he had a large 
grant of land in 1652, and was representative 
in 1652-55-57. He died previous to 1662. 
His grant of land on the north side of Oyster 
River extended from the falls near Durham 
village across the line of the Boston and Alaine 
railroad. He gave, in 1658, one pound and 
ten shillings to support preaching. Children : 

Joseph, John, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth and 

(II) Captain Nathaniel, youngest son and 
child of \'alentine Hill by his second wife, 
was born in Oyster River. He inherited his 
father's property. He married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Anthony Nutter ; children : Samuel and 

(III) Samuel, eldest son and child of Cap- 
tain Nathaniel and Sarah (Nutter) Hill, was 
born at Oyster River, New Hampshire. He 
had a son Benjamin. 

(IV) Benjamin, son of Samuel Hill, was 
born in Oyster River, and lived for a time in 
Epping, New Hampshire. Then he removed 
to Northwood. Rockingham county. New 
Hampshire, and was one of the pioneers of that 
town. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Nicholas Dudley, of Brentwood. Children: 
Sarah, Nicholas Dudley, Jonathan, Elizabeth, 
Benjamin, Samuel, Deborah, Trueworthy, 
Noah and Abigail. 

(\') Jonathan, third child and second son 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Dudley) Hill, was 
born in Epping, New Hampshire, May 27, 
1763. He married Abigail Tilton, of Stra- 
tham, settling in Northwood on a farm near 
the Strafford line. He died May 8, 1854. his 
wife surviving him till December 8, 1857. 
Children : Sarah, Abraham, John, Jonathan, 
Daniel Tilton, Comfort, Nicholas Dudley, Da- 
vid, Hezekiah and Hazen. 

(\'I) Hezekiah. ninth child and seventh 
son of Jonathan and Abigail (Tilton) Hill, 
was born in Northwood, New Hampshire, on 
his father's farm, August 10, 1805. His early 
life was spent in lat)or upon the farm, later 
he learnecf the trade of tanner and currier. 
Soon after removing to Milo. Maine, he was 
engaged for many years in making and selling 
shoes. He was a Republican, and a communi- 
cant in the Methodist church. He married 
Emilv M.. daughter of General Benjamin Hill, 
of New Hampshire. Children: Jonathan, Ab- 
bie M., Charles W., Emilv M.. Benjamin J. 
and Hollis B. 

(VII) Hon. Benjamin J., fifth child and 
third son of Hezekiah and Emily M. (Hill) 
Hill, was born February 13, 1840. He was 
educated in the common schools of Stetson, 
and at the age of seventeen learned the trade 
of tanner, at which he worked until the war 
broke out. He enlisted September 17. 1861, 
as a private in Company C, Ninth Maine 
Regiment. His promotions while in the serv- 
ice were very rapid, and as orderly sergeant 
he had command of the company. \Vhile lying 



in the trenches, partly filled with water, ■ at 
the battle of Strawberry Plains, or, as it 
is sometimes called, the battle of Deep Bot- 
tom, he was promoted to be lieutenant. 
At the battle of Cedar Creek he was made 
captain. He was wounded in the hip, 
the bullet he still carries, at the battle of 
Chapin's Farm. He was again wounded in 
the knee at the battle of Cold Harbor by 
a piece of shell. After the expiration of his 
term of enlistment he re-enlisted, remaining 
with his company till they were mustered out 
July 13, 1865. Coming to Lewiston, Maine, 
he engaged in the dry goods business. This 
he carried on for about twenty years, at which 
time he took his brother into the firm. He 
retired from active business a few years ago, 
and now spends the summer months at his 
farm, enjoying a well-earned rest. He has 
many interests in real estate, and is at pres- 
ent erecting a block for the Shoe and Leather 
Bank. He is also vice-president of the George 
Q. Hill Machine Company, of Boston. For 
five years he was major of the First Maine 
Volunteer Militia, and was quartermaster witli 
the rank of major on General Joshua Cham- 
berlain's staff. He resides in the city of Au- 
burn, Maine, and was representative in the 
lower house four years, state senator four 
years, and sheriff of Androscoggin county for 
six years. He is a member of Blue Lodge and 
Chapter, A. F. and A. M., of Loyal Legion, 
the G. A. R., of which he has been commander. 
He married, November i, 1872, Flora A., 
daughter of Ruel and Polly (Lothrop) Foss, 
by whom he has one child, Mabel F. 

This name was formerly spelled 
HILL Hilles, and that form is still used 

by a large number of the descend- 
ants bearing the name. It has been traced to 
a somewhat remote period in England, hav- 
ing been found nearly two hundred years be- 
fore the Puritan emigration. It has been borne 
by numerous prominent citizens of the Amer- 
ican colonies and of the United States, and is 
still among the most widely distributed names 
known in the history of the country. 

(I) Abraham Hill, the first American an- 
cestor of this branch of the family, was born 
in 161 5, and was an inhabitant of Charles- 
town, Massachusetts, in 1636. He kept a mill 
for John Coitmore, and was the owner of 
five lots of land in Charlestown and the neigh- 
borhood. He was admitted to the church in 
1639, and his wife, Sarah (Long) Hill, daugh- 
ter of Robert Long, born in England in 161 7, 
w'as admitted to the church in 1644. Abraham 

and Sarah Long were married in 1639, ^"^ 
had eight children: i. Ruth, baptized in 1640, 
married William Augur. 2. Isaac, 1641. 3. 
Abraham, 1643. 4- Zachary, about 1645. 5- 
Sarah, 1647. 6. Sarah, born and died in 1649. 
7. Alary, 1652. 8. Jacob, see forward. Abra- 
ham Hill died February 13, 1669-70, and the 
inventory of his estate amounted to six hun- 
dred and thirty-three pounds. 

(II) Jacob, youngest of the eight children 
of Abraham and Sarah (Long) Hill, was 
born in that part of Charlestown, now 2\Ial- 
den, ^ilassachusetts, in March, 1656-57, and 
died December 12, 1690. His widow Sarah 
was appointed administratrix of his estate, 
April 7, 1691. Jacob Hill married Sarah 
Stone, daughter of Elder John Stone, and they 
had five children: i. Jacob. 2. Tabitha, mar- 
ried William W'arland, February 3, 1701-02. 
3. John, September 25, 1684. 4. Nathaniel. 
5. Abraham (2), whose sketch follows. 

(III) Abraham (2), youngest of the five 
children of Jacob and Sarah (Stone) Hill, 
was born at Alalden, Massachusetts, about 
1688, and died December 27, 1754. He was 
a mason by occupation, and lived in Cambridge, 
Massachusetts, on the westerly corner of 
Brattle and Mason streets, near where Saint 
John's Memorial Church now stands. The 
original estate contained four acres and ex- 
tended to the common, including the site of 
the Shepard Congregational Church. Mr. Hill 
bought the place of the Rev. Thomas Blowers 
in the year 1713. On December 18, 1718, 
Abraham (2) Hill married Prudence Han- 
cock, daughter of Nathaniel Hancock, who 
survived her husband more than twenty years, 
dying January 16, 1775. Children: i. Rev. 
Abraham (3), whose sketch follows. 2. 
Prudence, August 13, 1721, married Joseph 
Clark. 3. Alary, November 11, 1722, married 
William Codner. 4. Abigail, baptized August 
23, 1724, married Rev. Stephen Badger. 5. 
Elizabeth, baptized September 4, 1726, died 
young. 6. Elizabeth, baptized November 26, 
1727. married Benjamin Eustis. 7. Aaron, 
baptized May 3, 1730. 8. Martha, baptized 
November 28, 1731, married William Bell. 
9. Sarah, baptized October 7, 1733, married 
Rev. Nathan Fiske, of Brookfield. 10. Tabi- 
tha, baptized January 4, 1735-36. 11. Lucy, 
baptized December 16, 1739, died probably 
before 1754. Elizabeth Hill, fifth daughter, 
and her husband, Benjamin Eustis, were the 
parents of Governor William Eustis, who was 
born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 10, 
1753. Two of the other daughters of the fam- 
ily married ministers, and the only son, Abra- 



ham (3), became a minister. This shows that 
the parents must have been people of excellent 
standing, who afforded their children the best 
advantages for association and education. 

(IN) Rev. Abraham (3). eldest child of 
Abraham ( 2 ) and Prudence ( Hancock) Hill, 
was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember 2-j. 1719, and died at Oxford, Massa- 
chusetts, lune 8, 1788. He graduated from 
Harvard College in 1737, and taught at Wes- 
ton, Massachusetts, the next year. On Octo- 
ber 2-j, 1/42, he was installed over a church 
at Road Town, now Shutesbury, which was 
formed that very day. So far as can be 
learned he was an acceptable preacher to this 
people for more than thirty years, but when 
the revolution broke out the minister unfor- 
tunately espoused the Royal cause. This 
caused a bitter quarrel in the church, and 
alienated the majority of the people. The 
ministers in those days were settled by the 
town, and Mr. Hill sued for his salary, which 
he won ; l.ut he was not allowed to preach for 
two years, and on February 27, 1778. was for- 
mally dismissed. Although he was sixty years 
of age at the time he became an active Tory, 
and public feeling ran so high that neither 
his gray hairs nor sacred office sufficed to 
protect him from popular indignation. It is 
said that at one time he was impounded dur- 
ing the day and given smoked herrings for 
food, but allowed to return home at night. 
After that he was forbidden by vote of the 
town to leave • his house, and authority was 
given to any person who saw him out to shoot 
him. In Janv.ary, 1780, he changed his place 
of abode to the northerly part of Oxford, 
Massachusetts. Here he purchased the Gen- 
eral Ebenezer Learned house for ten thou- 
sand pounds (in the depreciated Continental 
currency), afterwards selling the same to his 
son Aaron in 1787, who in turn sold it in 
1790. After moving to Oxford Mr. Hill 
preached occasionally, in Mr. Bowman's ab- 
sence, but the town in 1782 refused to pay 
him for his services. He married Thankful 
Allen, daughter of Ebenezer Allen, of Water- 
town, Massachusetts. Three children were 
born to this couple: i. Naomi. 2. Dr. Aaron, 
mentioned below. 3. A child who died in in- 
fancy at Shrewsbury. Naomi, in December, 
1773, became the second wife of Rev. Ebenezer 
Sparhawk, of Templeton, and was the mother 
of eight children. She received from her 
father's estate three lots of land in Shutes- 
bury, a chaise and a pair of steers. This shows 
that the Rev. Abraham Hill, despite the dif- 
ferences with his parishioners, must have fared 

better than most of the Royalists, who suffered 
confiscation of their estates, and in many in- 
stances were compelled to leave the country. 

(V) Dr. Aaron, only son of Rev. Abraham 
(3) and Thankful (Allen) Hill, was born 
about 1750, probably at Shutesbury, Massa- 
chusetts, and died in Rucktown, now Bucks- 
port, Maine, in 1809. Like his father, he was 
an only son and a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege. About 1780 he married Abigail Bell, 
daughter of Deacon Bell, of Boston, and 
moved to Oxford with his father, where his 
wife Abigail Bell united with the church at 
Oxford, February 4, 1781. Here he lived 
with his father until about 1799, when he 
moved with his family to Bucktown, now 
Bucksport, ;\laine. He was the first medical 
practitioner in Bucksport, and is buried in the 
cemetery at North Bucksport. No stone marks 
his last resting place. After his death his 

widow married a sister's husband, 

White. After his death she married Colonel 
John Brewer, of Brewer, for whom the city 
is named. She is buried beside her first hus- 
band, Aaron, at North Bucksport. They had 
thirteen children, twelve of whom lived to 
marry: i. .Aaron, born February 8, 1781, 
married Sparhawk. 2. Betsey, Novem- 
ber 2, 1782, married Fiske. 3. Abra- 
ham, May 28, 1784, died April 18, 1850; he 
married Elizabeth Hopkins. 4. William, 
March 6, 1785, died at Exeter, August 4, 1865 ; 
he married (first) Greely; (second) 

Garland. 5. Abigail, June 6, 1786, 
married Joseph Buck, of Bucksport, Maine. 
6. Francis. J^larch 4, 1790, mentioned here- 
after. 7. Desire, married Thorndike. 

8. Henry, March 5, 1793, died in Bangor, 
Maine; married (first) Hannah Tibbetts and 
(second) M. J. Howe. 9. Christopher, Jan- 
uary 26, 1797, died in Exeter alx)ut 1850; mar- 
ried Clarissa Southard. 10. Leonard, Novem- 
ber 4, 1797, died at Bradford, Maine, about 

1892; married (first) Holyoke and 

(second) Tibbetts. 11. Prudence, 

March 13, 1800, married (first) Joseph Tib- 
betts and (second) David Greely. 12. George 
W., October 28, 1801, died at Bradford, 

Maine, about 1898; married Bicknell, 

of Newport, Maine. 

(\T) Colonel Francis, fourth son of Dr. 
Aaron and .Abigail (Bell) Hill, was born at 
Oxford, Massachusetts, March 4, 1790, died 
in Exeter, Maine, December 8, 1881. He 
moved from Oxford, Massachusetts, to Buck- 
town, now Bucksport, ]\Iaine, with his father 
about 1799, where he lived until 181 1, when 
he moved to Cape Rozier, in the town of 



Brooksville, ]\Iaiiie. He lived there until the 
fall of 1813. when he moved to Exeter, Alaine, 
being one of the pioneers of that town. He 
purchased wliat is now known as the Hill 
Stock Farm, at Exeter Center, where he spent 
the remainder of his days. Colonel Hill was 
an industrious man, prosperous farmer and 
business man. He held numerous positions 
of trust and -was for many years a director of 
the ^Merchants' Bank, of Bangor, ]\laine. On 
January 19. 1815, he married Elizabeth Was- 
son, of \Vest Brooksville, Maine, wdio was 
born November 26, 1789, died October 4, 
1870. In politics he was a Whig, later a 
Democrat. To Francis and Elizabeth (Was- 
son ) Hill were born seven children, five of 
whom lived to marry: i. Abigail B., born 
December 6, 1815, died at Exeter, r^Iaine, 
September 5, 1868; she married Nelson Whee- 
ler (see Wheeler), June 9, 1839; they had 
four children, Abby, Frances N., Roscoe L. 
and Rossie. Nelson Wheeler was a promi- 
nent farmer in Exeter and married for his 
second wife 2\lrs. Alary Butters. 2. Fran- 
cis \\'., born Alay 23, 1819, died at Exeter, 
Maine, June 15. 1900. He was a prosperous 
farmer and business man, a large owner of real 
estate, director of the Maine Central Railroad 
and at the time of death w'as the nominee of 
the Democratic party for governor of Maine. 
He often represented the town in the state 
legislature and held numerous offices of honor 
and trust in his town. On January 11, 1845, 
he married Sarah A. True, of Garland, Maine, 
born }ilay 28, 1824, died in Exeter, Maine, 
June 24, 1904. They had four children: 
Emma, ]\Iabel, Gertrude and Francis W. 3. 
Mary \\'., born January 5, 1822, died Jan- 
uary 8, 1845. 4- Elizabeth N., born June 10, 
1824. died in Bangor, jMaine, about 1893. 
August 2. 1840. she married Lewis Barker, of 
Stetson, ]^Iaine. who died in Bangor, October, 
1890. Lewis Barker was a prominent attorney 
and a leader in the affairs of his state. At 
one time speaker of the house of representa- 
tives, several times one of the governor's coun- 
cillors. They had two children, Eva and Lewis 
A. 5. Cordelia A., August 19, 1827, married 
Joseph Bragdon Wheeler (see Wheeler VIII). 
6. George S.. December 6, 1829, died Febru- 
ary 29, 1832. 7. George S., born July 6, 1832, 
died in Exeter. Maine, August 26, 1886. He 
married Ellen E. Raines, of Bangor, October 
26, 1854. She died in California about 1896. 
In politics he was a Republican, and in early 
life was a prominent merchant in Exeter and 
like other members of his family held numer- 
ous offices of honor and trust in his town. 

On numerous occasions he represented his 
town in the state legislature. Later in life 
he disposed of his mercantile business and 
becaine an Episcopal clergyman. At the time 
of his death he was rector of the Episcopal 
church in Exeter and Dexter. They had one 
child, Lillian, who married and died in San 
Jose. California. 

Joseph Hills, immigrant ancestor, 
HILLS was born at Great Burstead, Bil- 
lericay, county Essex, England, 
son of George and i\Iary Hills. His mother 
married (first) William Symonds. Joseph 
Hills married (first) July 22, 1624, at Great 
Burstead, Rose Clark. Thev removed with 
several children to Z^Ialdon, in Essex, where 
John, Steven and Sarah were born. In 1638 
he became a stockholder or "undertaker" in 
the ship "Susan and Ellen," in which he and 
his family sailed for Boston, arriving there 
July 17, 1638. He settled at Charlestown, 
Massachusetts. In 1644 he was selectman of 
that town, in 1646 was in the general court, 
and the next year was elected speaker. He 
lived on the ^Mystic side of Charlestown in 
the part that became :\Ialden, named for 
Mr. Hills' old home in England. He was 
captain of the train band. He represented 
Maiden first in the general court and served 
continuously in that position until 1664, when 
he removed to Newbury. It is of interest to 
note that John \\'aite who succeeded him was 
representative for nineteen years, and that he 
was his son-in-law. In 1645 Joseph Hills was 
of a committee to set out lots to the settlers of 
the Nashaway plantation. In 1650 he was on 
the committee headed by the governor to draw 
up instructions for the Massachusetts dele- 
gates to a gathering where commissioners of 
all the colonies w-ere to meet. In 1654, with 
Captains Hawthorne and Johnson and the 
treasurer of the colony, he served on a com- 
mittee to frame a reply to the home govern- 
ment which had demanded an explanation for 
certain acts. He was an auditor of treasury 
accounts in 1630-53-61. One of his most im- 
portant public services was on the committee 
to codify the laws of the colony in 1648 and 
later. He made this first code in his own 
handwriting and supervised the printing. In 
part payment for this work he received a grant 
of five hundred acres of land on the Nashua 
river in New Hampshire, and remission of 
taxes in his old age. 

His wife Rose, whom he married in Eng- 
land before he came to America, died in Mai- 
den, March 24, 1650. He married (second) 



June 24, 1651, Hannah Smith, widow of Ed- 
ward Mellows. She died about 1655 and he 
married (third) in January, 1656, Helen 
(Elliua or Eleanor) Atkinson, daughter of 
Hugh Atkinson, of Kendall, Westmoreland, 
England. His marriage was attended with 
some unusual circumstances. In those days 
clergymen were not allowed to solemnize mar- 
riages. All marriages were performed by 
magistrates. In 1641 Governor Bellingham 
» raised a storm of controversy in the colony 
by acting as magistrate at his own wedding. 
He married himself to Penelope Pelham. 
Public opinion was divided. When the gov- 
ernor was called upon to come down from the 
bench and plead to a complaint against him 
for what his opponents charged as an illegal 
act, he refused, and it was left for Joseph 
Hills, some years later, to put the law to a 
real test. He married himself to Miss Atkin- 
son, acting both as magistrate and bridegroom. 
He was called to account by the authorities 
and in the language of the general court, "he 
freely acknowledged his olTence therein and 
his misunderstanding the grounds whereon he 
went which he now confesseth to be unwar- 
rantable — and was admonished by the Court." 
His third wife died January 6, 1663, and he 
married (fourth) March 8, 1665, at Newbury, 
Anne Lunt, widow of Henry Luut, and lived 
at her house at Newbury the remainder of his 
Ufe. She was born probably in England about 
1621. His note book, containing business 
memoranda from 1627 to nearly the end of his 
life, is in the possession of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. He became 
totally blind in 1678. He died at Newbury, 
February 5, 1688, aged about eighty-six years. 
Children of first wife: i. Mary, baptized at 
Great Burstead, England, November 13, 1625, 
died at Maiden, November 25, 1674. 2. Eliza- 
beth, baptized at Great iiursiead, October 21, 
1627. 3. Jo-seph, baptized at Great Burstead, 
August 2, 1629, died April 19, 1674, at Mai- 
den. 4. James, baptized at Great Burstead, 
March 6, 1631, died young. 5. John, bap- 
tized at Great Burstead, March 21, 1632, died 
at Alalden, July 28, 1652. 6. Rebecca, bap- 
tized at Maiden, England, April 20, 1634, died 
at Maiden, Massachusetts, June 16, 1674. 7. 
Steven, baptized at Maiden, May i, 1636, died 
at Alalden before 1638. 8. Sarah, baptized at 
Maiden, August 14, 1637, died there same 
day. 9. Gershom, born at Charlestown, Mas- 
sachusetts, July 27, 1639, died at Maiden, 
1 710- 1 720. 10. Mehitable, born at Maiden, 
July, 1643. Children of second wife, born 
at Maiden, Massachusetts: 11. Samuel, July, 

1652, mentioned below. 12. Nathaniel, De- 
cember 19, 1653, died 1664. 13. Hannah. 
Children of third wife, born at Maiden : 14. 
Deborah, March, 1C57, died at Maiden, Octo- 
ber I, 1662. 15. Abigail, October 6, 1658, 
died at ^Maiden, October 9, 1662. 

(H) Samuel, son of Joseph Hills, was born 
at Maiden, Massachusetts, in July, 1652, died 
at Newbury, August 18, 1732. J-Ie was ser- 
geant in the Indian wars and was in the 
battle of Bloody Brook, September 18, 1675, 
and at Narragansett, December 19, 1675. He 
married, at Newbury, May 20, 1679, Abigail 
Wheeler, daughter of David and Sarah (Wise) 
Wheeler, of Newbury. David was son of 
John Wheeler, who was born in Salisbury, 
Wiltshire, England, in 1625, and came to New 
England in the ship "Confidence" in 1638; 
married Sarah Wise, May 11. 1650. Abigail 
Hills died April 13, 1742. Children, born at 
Newbury: i. Samuel, February 16, 1680, died 
at Rehoboth, July 27, 1732. 2. Joseph, July 
21, i68i, died at Newbury, November 6, 
1745. 3. Nathaniel, February g, 16S3, died 
at Hudson, New Hampshire, April 12, 1748. 

4. Benjamin, mentioned below. 5. Abigail, 
September 2, 1686, died at Newbury, August 
II, 1688. 6. Henry, April 23, 1688, died at 
Hudson, New Hampshire, August 20. 1757. 
6. William, October 8, 1689, died at Newbury, 
before January 20, 1724. 7. Josiah, July 27, 
1691, died at Newbury, April 26, 1726. 7. 
John, September 20, 1693, died after 1734. 
9. Abigail, June 27, 1695. 10. James (twin), 
February 25, 1697. 11. Hannah (twin), Feb- 
ruary 25, 1697. 12. Daniel, December 8, 1700, 
died in the French and Indian war, October 
28, 1756. 13. Smith, April 10, 1706, died at 
Leominster, August 23, 1786. 

(HI) Benjamin, son of Samuel Hills, was 
born at Newbury, October 2, 1684, died at 
Chester, New Hampshire, November 3, 1762. 
He was the first representative elected by the 
town of Chester in 1744 to the colonial assem- 
bly. He made sales and gifts of land from his 
Chester estate to his sons Samuel. Benjamin 
and Moses. He married, November 7, 1709, 
Rebecca Ordway, born December 22. 1690, 
died September 4, 1769, daughter of tlannan- 
iah and Abigail Ordway, and granddaughter 
of James Ordway. Children, born at New- 
bury: I. Samuel, August 10, 1710, mentioned 
below. 2. Abigail, November 30, 1713, mar- 
ried Isaac Bailey. 3. Rebecca, April i, 1715, 
died at Newbury, July i, 1795. 4. Joannah, 
March 15, 1717. married Thomas Haseltine. 

5. Ruth, July 10. 1 719, married Nathan Mason. 

6. Benjamin, March 12, 1721, died at Chester, 

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J\lay 6, 1801. 7. Abner, February 13, 1723, 
died at Chester, October 3, 1794. 8. Hannah, 
November 10. 1724, died October 5, 1806. g. 
Prudence, February 12, 1726, died May i, 
1775. 10. Moses, February g, 1728, died at 
Hopkinton, New Hampshire, 1799. 

(I\') Samuel (2), son of Benjamin Hills, 
was born at Newbury, August 10, 1710, died 
at Chester, New Hampshire, February 2, 
1762. He married (first) January 28, 1735, 
Rebecca Thurston, of Newbury, who died May 
21, 1743. He married (second) November 
18, 1743, Elizabeth Swain, of Newbury, who 
married (second) Lieutenant Ebenezer Dear- 
born and died at Chester, July 31, 1793. Chil- 
dren of first wife, all except the first born at 
Chester: i. Edmund, born at Newbury, De- 
cember 7, 1735. 2. John, March 25. 1738, 
died at Candia, February 27, 1818. 3. Parker, 
born about 1741, of Candia, in Captain Hut- 
chins' company. Colonel Reed's regiment, and 
was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 
17, 1775. 4. Samuel, March 12. 1743, married 
Anne Morse. Children of second wife: 5. 
Isaac, August 31, 1744, died September 24, 
1824. 6. Stephen, j\Iarch 29, 1746, died at 
Chester, January 31, 1831. 7. Elizabeth, Jan- 
uary 4, 1747, died 1778. 8. Ilannah, June 5, 
1750, married Nathan Morton. 9. Reuben, 
August 14, 1752, mentioned below. 10. Rachel, 
August 6, 1754, died young. 11. Rebecca, 
August 6, 1756, died May 20, 1857. 12. Jo- 
siah, October 30, 1758. 13. Dr. Ebenezer, 
September 30, 1760, died at Chester, Septem- 
ber 22, 1790. 14. Rachel, May 12, 1762. 

(V) Reuben, son of Samuel (2) Hills, was 
born at Chester, New Hampshire, August 14, 
1752, died at Union, JMaine, September 28, 
1828. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, in 
Captain Hutchins' company, Colonel Reed's 
regiment, of which his brother John was ser- 
geant. He settled at Hawke (now Danville), 
New Hampshire. About 1784 he removed to 
Warren, Maine, and about 1802 to the ad- 
joining town of Union. He married, January 
18, 1779, Sarah Currier, born December 10, 
1758, died November i, 1825, daughter of 
Gideon Currier, of Chester. Children: i. 
Samuel, born at Danville, November 18, 1779, 
died May 16, 1853. 2. Sarah, January 27, 
1781, died May 3, 1862. 3. Nathan, War- 
ren, July 17, 1784, mentioned below. 4. Reu- 
ben, Warren. March 2, 1786, died October 3, 
1874. 5. Josiah, April 2, 1788, died iMarch 
28, 1875. 6. Isaac, February 12, 1790, died 
January 7, 1840. 7. Nancy, January 29, 1793, 
died May 25, 1862. 8. Betsey, March 2, 
1795, died Alay 8. 1796. 9. Cyrus, January 

16, 1797, died October 26, i860. 10. Alden, 
July 14, 1800, drowned July 17, 1807. 11. 
Charlotte, Union, June 29, 1802, died 1804. 
12. Louisa, L^nion, Julv 6, 1804, died June 11, 

(VI) Nathan, son of Reuben Hills, was 
born at Warren, Maine, July 17, 1784, died 
at Union, Maine, August 28, 1858. He mar- 
ried, July 9, 1807, Mary Ware, born at Union, 
July 8, 1787, died February 25, 1875. Chil- 
dren, all born at Union, Maine: i. Vinal, July 
27, 1808, mentioned below. 2. Isaac, April 
23, 181 1, died October 20, 1886. 3. Mary, Oc- 
tober 30, 1813, died March 10, 1814. 4. Polly, 
March, 1815, died June 12, 1882. 5. Nancy, 
April 30, 1817, died April 8, 1903. 6. Nathan, 
September 25, 1820, died November 2, 1881. 
7. Caroline, July 11, 1823, died September 13, 
1894. 8. Silas, March 29, 1826, died October 
26, 1902. 9. Lavina, xApril 21, 1828, died De- 
cember 23, 1904. 10. Matilda, April 18, 183 1, 
married William B. Lawrence. 

(VII) \'inal, son of Nathan Hills, was born 
at L'uion, Maine, July 27, 1808, died at North- 
port, Alaine, February 6, 1866. He was col- 
lector, selectman and treasurer of the town, 
and represented his town in the Maine legis- 
lature. He resided at Northport. He mar- 
ried Cordelia Robbins, born at Union, July 9, 
1807, died November 20, 1890. Children, 
born at Northport: i. Spencer R., Decem- 
ber 25, 1833, died March 6, 1894. 2. Ade- 
laide, October 30, 1835, died April 16, 1836. 
3. Oscar, September 10, 1837, died June 18, 
1903. 4. Cyrus C, September 12, 1841, mar- 
ried Adella S. Fuller. 5. Isaac, mentioned 

(VIII) Dr. Isaac, son of Vinal Hills, was 
born at Northport, Maine, April 15, 1843. 
He attended the public schools of his native 
town and the East Maine Conference Semi- 
nary at Bucksport for two terms. At the age 
of eighteen he enlisted in the Union army in 
the civil war. Company B, Nineteenth Maine 
Regiment. He took part in many engage- 
ments and was wounded at the battle of Get- 
tysburg. He returned home in December, 
1863, and during the following year was clerk 
in the clothing store of E. C. Smart at Ban- 
gor. During the next nine years he was in 
the employ of the firm of Philip & Morse, 
Boston, dealers in clothing. He was clerk in 
the store of Jordan Clark & Company, one 
year; with Miner Beal & Company two years 
and with Knowles & Leland, clothing dealers, 
four years. He began to learn the art of 
dentistry in 1875 at Skowhegan, Maine, in 
the offices of Dr.^Leavitt, and in 1876 started 



in business for himself. He had his office 
at Lincolnville two years. Since 1878 he 
has been located in the city of Belfast, Maine. 
For thirty years he has practiced in the same 
office in which he began. He is a leader in 
his profession, one of the veteran dentists of 
the state. Dr. Hills is independent in poli- 
tics; a member of Phoenix Lodge of Free 
Masons, Belfast, and of Seaside Grange, 
Patrons of Husbandry, Belfast. He is a mem- 
ber of the Unitarian church. He married, 
1873, at Lawrence, Massachusetts, Catherine 
Josephine Welch, born in Canada, daughter of 
Robert and Alice Ann Welch, of Lawrence. 
Children: i. Cordelia, born at Northport, 
Maine, October 23, 1874, married Marion E. 
Brown, of Belfast; child, Katherine Cushman 
Brown. 2. June Katherine, born at Lincoln- 
ville, June I, 1877, graduate of New England 
Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachu- 
setts ; teacher of music ; founder and secretary 
of the Brookline School of Music, a school of 
high repute. 3. Alice Ada, born in Belfast, 
P'ebruary 13, 1880, teacher of calisthenics in 
Boston. 4. Maine, born at Belfast, October 
30, 1883, educated in the public schools of Bel- 
fast, now traveling salesman for the Mitchell- 
Woodbury Company, Boston, dealers in china 
and crockery. 

(For ancestry see John Hastings I.) 

(HI) Robert, son of Dea- 
I^ASTINGS con Walter and Sarah 

(Means) Hastings, was born 
probably in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1653. 
He married, in 1676, Elizabeth Davis, daugh- 
ter of James and Elizabeth (Eaton) Davis. 
Children: i. Catherine, born November 7, 
1677. 2. Elizabeth, January 3, 1679. 3. Rob- 
ert, March i, 1681, married Elizabeth Bailey, 
sister of Edna Bailey, wife of his brother, John 
Ha.stings. 4. Ann, October 15, 1684. 5. 
George, April 24, 1688. 6. John, September 
3, 1691. 7. Esther, January 19, 1693. 

(IV) John, youngest son of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Davis) Hastings, was born in 
Haverhill, Massachusetts, September 3, 1691. 
He married. May 2, 171 7, Edna, daughter of 
Joseph Bailey, and granddaughter of Richard 
Bailey, of Rowley, who is said to have come 
from Yorkshire, England, some time from 
1630 to 1638; he is represented then as a lad 
of some fifteen years, a very pious person, 
called on to pray for the safety of the ship 
during a storm encountered on the passage ; 
the ship was the "Bevis," one hundred and 
fifty tons. Richard Bailey was one of a com- 
pany to inaugurate at Rowley the first cloth 

mill in America; his death occurred between 
1647 3nd 1650, aged thirty-three to thirty-five 
years perhaps, just in the young flush of mid- 
dle life. Richard Bailey left one son, Joseph, 
who was a leading man in state, church and 
army ; a selectman in Bradford and a deacon 
from the formation of the church there till his 
death ; he in turn left eight son? and daugh- 
ters, among" whom were Elizabeth and Edna, 
who married Robert and John Hastings, re- 
spectively, as aforementioned. Children of 
John and Edna (Bailey) Hastings: i. John, 
born January 23, 1718. 2. James, May 4, 
1720. 3. Abigail, August 12, 1722. 4. Jonas, 
January 12, 1727. 

(V) John, eldest son and child of John and 
.Edna (Bailey) Hastings, was born in Haver- 
hill, ^lassachusetts, January 23, 1718. He 
married (first) Rebecca Bailey, and (second) 
Mary Amy. Children of first wife: i. John, 
born April 11, 1744. 2. Richard, October 12, 
1745. 3. Rebecca, 1746. 4. Jonas, November 

9, 1747. 6. Timothy, April 12, 1750, died 
young. 7. Amos, February 3, 1757. Children 
of second wife: 8. Levi, June 6, 1762. 9. 
Evan, July 12, 1764, died unmarried. 10. 
MoUie, September 12, 1766, died young. 11. 
Joshua, June 7, 1768. 12. .Abigail, August 2, 
1770. 13. Ann, March 3, 1772. 14. David, 
June 17, 1774. 

(\T) General Amos, son of John and Re- 
becca (Bailey) Hastings, was born in Haver- 
hill, ]\Iassachusetts, February 3, 1757. He 
went to Bethel, Maine, in March, 1778, on 
snowshoes from Fryeburg with Benjamin 
Russel, his wife and daughter, but returned to 
Fryeburg and afterwards to Haverhill, ]^Iassa- 
chusetts. where he was married, September 

10, 1778, to Elizabeth Wiley, of Fryeburg, 
Maine, born January 12, 1737, sister of Jeru- 
sha Wiley, wife of John Grover, and subse- 
quently returned to Bethel, ?^Iaine, and settled 
at Middle Intervale, where the first town 
meeting was held at his house. He was a 
man of influence among his fellow townsmen. 
He was a soldier of the revolution, was pres- 
ent at the battle of Lexington and helped to 
dig the intrenchments and build up the breast- 
works at Bunker Hill, where he also took part 
in that memorable engagement. He came out 
of the war with a captain's commission, and 
afterward was promoted colonel and later 
brigadier-general. Children of General Amos 
and Elizabeth (Wiley) Hastings: i. Jonas, 
married a Miss Baker from Baker's Hill, 
Newbury, New Hampshire ; settled in Grant- 
ham. New Hampshire. 2. Amos, married De- 
borah Howard and lived in Fryeburg. 3. Bet- 



sey, married Samuel Russcl ; moved to Michi- 
gan. 4. Liiciuda, born April 24. 1785, died 
May 5, i/yo. 5. Susanna, born May 31, 1788, 
married Jcseph Gay, of Raymond ; moved to 
Saratoga, New York. 6. Timothy, born Oc- 
tober 31. 1 79 1, married Hannah Bean. 7. 
Lucinda, born April 17, 1794. married Thomas 
Fletcher. 8. John, born May 6, 1796. 9. 
Huldah, born April 17, 1798, married Na- 
thaniel Barker, of Newry. 

(\'II) John, son of General Amos and 
Elizabeth (Wiley) Hastings, was born in 
Bethel, Maine, May 6, 1796, died April 5, 
1859. He was the well known village black- 
smith at Bethel Hill, and lived in that locality 
many years. "A model smithy was John 
Hastings, who long carried on the business at 
Bethel Hill, and he was a fine specimen of 
muscular manhood. He died when by no 
means old, and that was the fate of most of 
his father's family. He left a number of sons 
who have made their mark and honored their 
native town." He married, Mav 25, 1820, 
Abigail Straw, of Newfield, Maine, who was 
born March 24, 1799, died in Bethel, Novem- 
ber 7, 1874. Children: i. Gideon .\lphonzo, 
born February 18, 1821, married, October 3, 
1847, Dolly Keyes Kimball. 2. David Rob- 
inson, August 26, 1823, married jNIary J. El- 
lis, and lived in Fryeburg. 3. John Decatur, 
June II, 1825, married Emma B. Kimball. 4. 
Daniel Straw, August 13, 1828, died July 31, 
1833. 5. Solon S., August 25, 1832, died June 
2, 1833. 6. Moses Mason, December 2, 1834, 
married Louise Gould and lives in Bangor. 7. 
Agnes Straw, August 8, 1837, married Wil- 
liam O. Straw. 8. Daniel Straw, May 5, 1840. 

(Vni) Daniel Straw, youngest son and 
child of John and Abigail (Straw) Hastings, 
was born in Bethel, Maine, May 5, 1840. By 
profession he is a civil engineer, a stock 
rancher by years of practical experience, and 
more recently a moderate farmer by way of 
employing leisure time. His earlv education 
was acquired in public schools in Bethel and 
afterward at Goulds Academy, and after leav- 
ing school he took up the study of practical 
civil engineering with the view of making that 
his business occupation. For six years he 
worked on the line of the Portland & Og- 
densburgh railroad, surveyed and established 
the line of that road through Crawford Notch 
in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. 
During its construction he was an engineer on 
the line of the Boston and Maine road from 
Berwick to Portland, and later on the narrow 
guage road from Bridgton Junction to Bridg- 

ton. In 1880 Air. Hastings, then known in 
engineering circles as one of the most capable 
and efficient men of his profession in the east, 
was employed by the Northern Pacific Rail- 
road Company to survey and establish a line 
of railroad from Superior to Ashlaml, then 
farther west into Montana, and it was he 
who surveyed that part of the road between 
the towns of Billings and Benton on the 
Northern Pacific route. In 1884. while en- 
gaged in his engineering and railroad con- 
struction enterprises in the west, Mr. Hast- 
ings became so deeply interested in ranching 
and stock raising that he purchased thirtv-two 
hundred acres of land at Judith Basin in Mon- 
tana and devoted his attention to an entirely 
new field of activity, and one which had for 
him an especial attraction and turned out to 
be a perfectly satisfactory investment. On the 
ranch he kept eight thousand head of sheep, 
one hundred and fifty head of horses and one 
hundred head of cattle. In 1900 he sold of? 
the stock and returned to his old home in 
Bethel, where he was born, and conducts a 
small farm, which was his father's, but his 
purpose is to return again to Montana and 
turn his fertile acres there into a wheat farm. 
During his many years of residence in other 
parts of the country, Mr. Hastings never has 
forgotten his "down east" home, and always 
has maintained some connection with its in- 
terests and associations : Bethel Lodge, F. and 
A. M., of which he has long been a member; 
the Democratic party in whose ranks he has 
always claimed a place ; and his relatives and 
a large circle of acquaintances, whom he es- 
teems and by whom he is highly regarded. He 
also has business interests in the town and 
now is president of the Bethel National Bank. 
Mr. Hastings married, September 29, 1868, 
Eugenia L. D. Roberts, daughter of James G. 
Roberts, of Hanover, Maine. Children : i. 
Mabel, born in Bethel, August 29, 1869, mar- 
ried Ernest M. Skinner, of Dorchester, ]\Ias- 
sachusetts. 2. Han^ld. born in Bethel, April 
5, 1873, was educated in Bethel and for four 
years was a student at Kent's Hill school, 
later taking a collegiate course at W'esleyan 
University (classical department), Middleton, 
Connecticut, and was educated for the profes- 
sion of law in Boston Law School. He was 
admitted to the bar in both ]\Iaine and ]\Ias- 
sachusetts, and is now engaged in general 
practice in Boston. He married, June 30, 
1903, Euphemia Dick Inglis, who died April 
22, 1908: one child, Euphemia Dick Llastings, 
born April 21. 1908. 3. Edith, born in Bethel, 



April 22, 1884, graduated from Gould Acad- 
emy, Bethel, and the Emerson School of Ora- 
tory, Boston ; now teacher of physical culture 
and oratory in Superior, Wisconsin. 

(For early gcneratious see preceding sketch.) 

(\'II) Captain Timothv, son 
HASTINGS of tleneral Amos and Eliza- 
beth (\\iley) Hastings, was 
born October 31, 1791, and died in Bethel, 
Maine, March 11, 1844. Mis home was on 
the north side of the river Ijelow Maysville, 
and he was engaged chiefly in farming pur- 
suits. He was for many years one of the 
officers of the town and was a member of the 
state legislature for several terms. His wis- 
dom and sound judgment brought many to 
him for advice. His house was ever open to 
ministers of the gospel, and he was generous 
to all who needed assistance. Captain Hast- 
ings married Hannah, daughter of Josiah 
Bean, and by her had six children: i. Mary, 
born December 5, 1810, married, October 16, 
1832, Leander Jewett. 2. Timothy, born Oc- 
tober 16, 1814, died August 21, 1880; mar- 
ried, November 28, 1838, Sarah A. Stowe. 3. 
Cyrene, born April 12, 1818, died January 26, 
i860; married, July i, 1838, Orange C. Frost. 
4. O'Niel R., born July 17, 1822, married, 
April 4, 1845, Mary Ann Small. 5. Sarah 
Jane Straw, born June 25, 1828, married 
(first) Albert Small, (second) Hon. Charles 
W. \\'alton. 6. St. John, born March 12, 1832. 
(\TII) St. John, son of Captain Timothy 
and Hannah (Bean) Hastings, was born in 
Bethel, Maine, March 12, 1832. He was a 
farmer and lived on the old homestead near 
the mouth of Sunday river. Like his father 
he was generous and hospitable, a staunch 
friend and a worthy citizen. He married. 
May 15, 1853, Elizabeth Wyman, daughter of 
Josiah and Betsey (Carter) Athcrton,"of \Va- 
terford, Maine. They had eight children: i. 
Fannie Carter, born January 6, 1855. 2. 
Maria Athertdn, born December 24, 1857. 3. 
Sarah Straw, liorn December 10, 1859. 4. 
Major William, born August 25, 1861. 5. 
Henry Harmon, born March 25, 1865, gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin College, 1890, teacher, 
1891-1900; lawyer, residing at the old home- 
stead; member of the state house of repre- 
sentatives in 1905, and of the state senate 
1907 and 1909. 6. Charles Harris, born No- 
vember 6, 1867. 7. Cora \\'allon. born Janu- 
ary 29, 1872, died August 6, 1899; gradu- 
ate of Bates College, 1S94. 8. Carrie Jewett, 
born August I, 1875. 

(IX) Charles Harris, son of St. John and 

Elizabeth Wyman (Atherton) Hastings, was 
born in P.ethel, Maine, November 6, 1867, and 
received his elementary and secondary educa- 
tion in Bethel public schools and Gould Acad- 
emy, and his higher literary education in Bow- 
doin College, from which he graduated in 
1891. After leaving college he spent four 
years in post-graduate work in social science 
and history at Johns Hopkins University 
and Chicago University. He then took 
up library work in the departmental li- 
braries of Chicago Universit\-, where he re- 
mained until 1899. In December of that year 
he accepted a position at the Library of Con- 
gress and is now chief of the card section 
there. On 'September 5, 1895, ]\Ir. Hastings 
married Alice Duncan, daughter of Captain 
Albert and Helen (Dunlap) Otis, of Bruns- 
wick, J^laine. Captain Otis was a master ma- 
riner. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings have four 
children : i. George Sands, born July 27, 1899. 
2. Atherton, born February 14, 1901. 3. Helen, 
born June 2. 1904. 4. Elizabeth, born January 
24, 1906. 

This ancient patronymic is sup- 
DUNN posed to be derived from the 
Gaelic dun, meaning a heap, hill, 
mount; and by metonymy, a fortress, castle, 
tower. Another origin would be from the 
Saxon dintii, signifying brown, swarthy. The 
former derivation is favored by the coat-of- 
arms. The illustrious Irish family of Dunne 
have as their heraldric blazon : Azure, an 
eagle displayed, or. Crest : In front of a 
holly bush a lizard passant, or. Motto : Mul- 
hich abu (The sununit forever). The name 
was anciently written O'Duin, whence come 
the forms Doyne, Dun, Dunn and Dunne. In 
England and Ireland there are many people of 
prominence bearing this surname ; among 
them Albert Edward Dunn, member of parlia- 
ment ; Right Rev. A. H. Dunn, bishop of Que- 
bec : and some surgeons of eminence and offi- 
cers in the army and navy. Among contem- 
porary Americans are Jesse James Dunn, a 
Democratic politician and associate justice of 
the supreme court of Oklahoma ; Mrs. Martha 
Baker Dunn, the writer of Hallowell, Maine; 
Edward Joseph Dunne, the bishop of Dallas, 
Texas ; and Finley Peter Dunne, the immortal 
Mr. Dooley. 

The earliest American pioneer of the name 
of Dunn appears to be Richard, who was a 
freeman at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1655 ; 
and served as deputy in 1681, 1 705-7-8-9-1 1. 
William Dunn, born in the north of Ireland, 
came to Pennsylvania in 1769, served in the 

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revolution, and founded Dunnstown in Clinton 
county ; he left a numerous posterity. There 
were many of the name in New England by 
the middle of the eighteenth century, for no 
less than forty-nine Dunns are found on the 
Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls. 

(I) Peter Dunn, the first of this line of 
whom we have definite knowledge, was born 
in Gorham, Cumberland county, JXIaine, about 
1780. and settled at Dunn's Corner, now 
IMount Vernon. Elaine. His father is sup- 
posed to have come from Salem, Alassachu- 
setts, but no records can be found ; and his 
grandfather was one of the Scotch-Irish im- 
migrants, who have contributed brain, brawn 
and character to this country. Both the father 
and the grandfather served in the revolution. 
Peter Dunn followed the occupation of farmer 
and carpenter and lived and died at Blount 
Vernon. He married Dolly Bartlett : chil- 
dren : I. Joshua, born jNIarch 17, 1805. 2. 
Elvira, July 25, 1810. 3. Elbridge G., Octo- 
ber 14, 1812, whose sketch follows. 4. Rich- 
ard, February 9, 1815. 5. Peter, May 9, 1817. 
6. Sarah, August, 1820. 7. Albion K. P., Jan- 
uary, 1821. 8. William P., February 25, 1823. 

(II) Elbridge G., third child of Peter and 
Dolly (Bartlett) Dunn, was born at Mount 
Vernon, Maine, October 14, 1812, and died 
at Saint John, New Brunswick, September 24, 
1900. He remained at home till nineteen years 
of age when he went to Frederickton, where 
he worked as carpenter. In 1839 he moved to 
Fort Fairfield, Aroostook county, and was en- 
gaged in the construction of the barracks. He 
subsequently took up his abode in Ashland, 
where he was engaged in farming and lum- 
bering until 1867, when he went to Saint John, 
New Brunswick, where he was engaged in the 
milling and lumbering business on an exten- 
sive scale until his retirement, a short time be- 
fore his death at the goodly age of eighty- 
eight. Mr. Dunn was a very successful busi- 
ness man, and accumulated a handsome prop- 
erty. In disposition he was modest and retir- 
ing, and had no time to engage in politics. 
About 1846 Elbridge G. Dunn married Lou- 
isa, daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Lovejoy) 
Brackett, of Ashland, Maine. She was born 
July 25, 1821, and died at Saint John, New 
Brunswick, December 21, 1894. (See Brack- 
ett, ATII.) Children: i. Caroline S. 2. 
George Bancroft, whose sketch follov\'S. 3. 
Mary L., married Edward J. Johnson, who is 
engaged in the insurance business in Win- 
chester, Massachusetts. 4. Elbridge G. (2), 
who died January 4, 1904. 

(III) George Bancroft, elder son of El- 

bridge G. and Louisa (Brackett) Dunn, was 
born at Ashland, Maine, June 18, 1849. II2 
was educated in the schools of his native town, 
and spent one year at Houlton Academy and 
one year at the Institute of Technology, Bos- 
ton. From 1866 to 1868 he was engaged in a 
business office in the latter city, and then re- 
moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, where 
he worked for his father in the mill and in 
the woods until he engaged in the lumber 
business on his own account. For many years 
George B. Dunn was a large lumber oper- 
ator and manufacturer, having mills in Saint 
John, and doing a big logging business. Of 
late years he has dealt chiefly in standing tim- 
ber, owning immense tracts of land, and sell- 
ing the trees to those who would cut and log 
them. Nobody in Aroostook county has been 
more prosperous in a business way than Mr. 
Dunn, and nobody has more friends. He is a 
director of the Presque Isle National Bank, 
and also of the First National Bank of Houl- 
ton, J\Iaine. He belongs to Houlton Lodge, 
No. 835, Brotherhood of the Protective Order 
of Elks, and attends the L'nitarian church. 
On September 19, 1877, George Bancroft 
Dunn married Lucinda Rich, daughter of 
Andre and Delia (Rich) Gushing, who was 
born at Frankfort, Maine, in 1851. (See 
Gushing below.) Children, bom in the parish 
of Lancaster, Saint John, New Brunswick : 
I. Louise Gushing, July 7, 1878, was gradu- 
ated from Radcliite College in 1901, and mar- 
ried, August 2, 1905, Robert William Sawyer 
(2), son of Robert William and Martha 
(Paul) Sawyer, of Bangor, Elaine. Mr. Saw- 
yer was graduated from Harvard University, 
and from Harvard Law School, and is now a 
practicing lawyer in Boston. Mr. and Mrs. 
Sawyer have children: Robert W. (3) and a 
child unnamed. 2. Deborah Briggs, May 
14, 1880, married Dr. H. M. Chapman, of 
Bangor, Maine: one child, George D. Chap- 
man. 3. George Elbridge, ]\larch 22, 1883, is 
in business with his father. 

Lucinda Rich (Gushing) Dunn was a de- 
scendant of William Gushing (i), through 
Thomas (2), William (3), John (4), Thomas 
(5), Peter (6), Matthew (7), which see else- 
where, and (8) Daniel Gushing, eldest child of 
]\Iatthew and Nazareth (Pitcher) Gushing, 
was baptized in Hingham, England, April 20, 
1619, and died at Hingham, Massachusetts, 
December 3, 1700. In 1638 he embarked with 
his parents and their four younger children in 
the ship "Diligent," which sailed from Grave- 
send, April 26, and landed at Boston, August 
10. The party at once proceeded to Hingham, 



Daniel Cusliing lived and died. He was a 
man of considerable prominence and served as 
selectman in 1665, and for many years after- 
ward. He became a freeman in 1671, was an 
active magistrate and for many years town 
clerk. He tilled the latter office most effi- 
ciently, and by his complete and accurate rec- 
ords has rendered invaluable service to the an- 
tiquarian. He was delegate to the general 
court in 1680-82-95; and from 1682 and there- 
after he kept a country store. A work has been 
published, styled "Extracts from the .Minutes 
of Daniel Gushing, of Hingham," with a pho- 
tograph of his manuscript, etc., Boston, Press 
of John Wilson and Son, 1865. 

Daniel Gushing was twice married, but his 
children were all by first wife. She was Lydia 
Gilman, daughter of Edward and Mary 
(Clark) Gilman, and was born in England, 
and died at Ilingham, JNlassachusetts, March 
12, 1689. They were married January 19, 
1645, and the children were: i. Peter, March 
29, 1646. 2. Daniel, July 23, 1648. 3. De- 
borah, November 13, 1651. 4. Jeremiah, July 

3, 1654. 5. Theophilus, whose sketch fol- 
lows. 6. Matthew, July 15, 1660. On March 

23, 1691, Daniel Gushing married (second) 
Mrs. Elizabeth Thaxter, widow of Gaptain 
John Thaxter, and daughter of Nicholas and 
Mary Jacob. She was born in England in 
1632, and died at Hingham, Massachusetts, 
November 24, 1725. 

(9) Theophilus, fourth son of Daniel and 
Lydia (Gilman) Gushing, was born at Hing- 
ham, ilassachusetts, June 7, 1657, and died 
January 7, 1718. He was a farmer, and lived 
on Main street. South Hingham. He was se- 
lectman in 1697-1707-15 ; representative 1702- 
04-07-13. Theophilus Gushing w'as united in 
marriage, November 28, 1688, to Mary Thax- 
ter, daughter of his step-mother by her first 
husband, Gaptain John Thaxter. She was 
born August 19, 1667, and after Mr. Gush- 
ing's death married, January 11, 1722, Gaptain 
Joseph Herrick, of Beverly, ^ilassachusctts ; 
she died in 1737. Ghildren, born at Hingham, 
Massachusetts: 1. Nehemiah, July 18, 1689. 
2. Mary, February 9, 1691, died at Boston, 
August 8, 1699. 3. Adam, January i, 1693. 

4. David, December, 1694. 5. Abel, October 

24, 1696. 6. Rachel, August 17, 1698, died 
September 9, 1699. 7. Mary, September 26, 
1 70 1, died August 30, 1716. 8. Theophilus 
(2), whose sketch follows. 9. Seth, Decem- 
ber 13, 1705. 10. Deborah, September 26, 
1707, died November 20, 1730. 11. Lydia, 
February 13, 1710, died before her father. 

do) Theophilus (2), fifth son of Theo- 

philus (i) and Mary (Thaxter) Gushing, was 
born at Hingham, Massachusetts, June 16, 
1703, and died June 15, 1779. He lived on 
the paternal homestead at South Hingham, 
was a farmer and mill owner, and for many 
years held the offices of constable and select- 
man. On September 18, 1723, Theophilus 
(2) Gushing married" Hannah, daughter of 
Robert and Sarah (Lewis) Waterman, who 
was born at Hingham, May 22, 1704. Ghil- 
dren: I. Pyam, August 8. 1725. 2. Emma, 
March 17, 1728. 3. Tamar, March 6, 1730, 
married Elijah Gushing. 4. Tamsen, July 19, 
1733, died February 22, 1736. 5. Theophilus, 
June 14, 1737, died November 25, 1738. 6. 
Tamsen, October 28, 1739, died November 15 
of that year. 7. Theophilus (3), whose sketch 
follows. 8. Hannah, January, 1744, died Feb- 
ruary I, 1745. 9. Perez, July 13, 1746. 

(ii) General Theophilus (3), third «m of 
Theophilus (2) and Hannah (Waterman) 
Gushing, was born at Hingham, Massachu- 
setts, December 5, 1740, and died March 11, 
1820. He was the third of the name to live 
on the paternal homestead at South Hingham, 
and beside his farm was the owner of a saw 
and mill. He was a man of prominence 
and distinction and held much public office. 
General Gushing was selectman in 1778-79-80, 
and again in 1796 and 1803; was representa- 
tive in 1776-82-83-85-86-87-88, also in 1794; 
and a member of the state senate in 1795-96. 
He was an officer in the revolution, serving as 
clerk in Gaptain Pyam Gushing's company, 
Golonel Solomon Lovel's regiment, in 1776; as 
second lieutenant in Gaptain Ilcinan Lincoln's 
company, Golonel Lovel's regiment, and was 
later made a brigadier-general. General The- 
ophilus (3) Gushing married, April 6. 1768, 
Patience, daughter of Peter and Hannah 
(Dunbar) Dunbar, who was born at Hing- 
ham, July I, 1739, and died May 13, 1822. 
Ghildren: i. Theophilus, born May 3, 1770, 
died a young man. 2. Emma, January 17, 
1772, married Bela Tower. 3. Hannah, Jan- 
uary 17, 1774. 4. W'ashington, January 3, 


Nehemiah, w^hose sketch follows. 6. 

Tamsen, May 28, 1779. 

(12) Nehemiah, third son of General The- 
ophilus (3) and Patience (Dunbar) Gushing, 
was born at Hingham, Massachusetts, June i, 
1777, and died June 27, 1829. He was of the 
fourth generation to live on Main street. South 
Hingham. where he carried on the occupation 
of farmer and tanner. On January 15, 1800, 
he married Deborah Briggs, of Alilton, Mas- 
sachusetts, who died at Hingham, May 16, 
1832, aged fifty-one years. Ghildren: 1. De- 



borah Barker, born January 31, 1801. 2. The- 
opliilus, June 28, 1802. 3. Nehemiah, April 
18, 1804. 4. Peter, j\Iay 10, 1806. 5. Ben- 
jamin Barker, September 29, 1808. 6. Wil- 
liam, September 21, 1810, died in 1835. 7- 
Seth Briggs, September 18, 181 2. 8. Rebecca 
Partridge, February 14, 181 5. g. Abigail, 
1817, died unmarried, 1845. 10. Andre, whose 
sketch follows. 11. Harriet Briggs, 1822, died 
unmarried at Winterport, Maine, 1876. 12. 
Volney, October 5, 1826. 

(13) Andre, seventh son of Nehemiah and 
Deborah (Briggs) Gushing, was born at 
Hinghani, Alassachusetts, February 3, 1S20, 
and died at Saint John. New Brunswick in 
1891. He was engaged in the lumbering bus- 
iness at the latter place, in partnership with 
his brother, Theophilus, uilder the firm name 
of Andre Gushing and Gompany. He was the 
first one of his line to leave Hingham, which 
had been the family dwelling place for six 
generations, and to migrate to a new state, 
and finally to another country. In 1846 Andre 
Gushing married Delia, daughter of Gaptain 
Isaiah and Betsey (Curtis) Rich, of Frank- 
fort, Maine, who died in 1871. There were 
five children, the first three of whom were 
born at Frankfort, Maine, and the last two 
in the parish of Lancaster, Saint John, New 
Brunswick. Ghildren : i. Rebecca Partridge, 
March 21, 1847. -■ Allston, March 25, 1849. 
3. Lucinda Rich, mentioned below. 4. Rich- 
mond Hersey, 1853. 5. Ghauncey Drew, Oc- 
tober 30, 1859. 

(14) Lucinda Rich, second daughter of 
Andre and Delia (Rich) Gushing, was born 
at Frankfort. ]\laine, in 185 1. C)n September 
19, 1877, she was married to George Bancroft 
Dunn, of Houlton, Maine. (See Dunn, III.) 

Tradition agrees that the 
BRAGKETT Brackett family and all of 

the name inhabiting Amer- 
ica came from that portion of England by the 
name of Wales ; in other words, they came 
from the western portion of the island of 
Great Britain. The name is not a common 
one to-day in England : it occurs less than 
half a dozen times in the directory of Lon- 
don. It has often been contended that Brack- 
ett is but a variation of Brockeft, the name 
of an ancient family that can be traced to the 
times of the Grusaders. Their coat-of-arms is 
a shield of gold with cross patoncc (three 
points to each arm of the cross, slightly 
curved), sable. The crest is a young brock 
or deer lodged. This would furnish a very 
interesting origin for the name, but the his- 

torian of the Brackett family asserts that the 
claim is unproved. "There are no more rea- 
sons for believing that the name Brackett is 
a variation of the name Brockett than there 
is for believing that the name Brackett is a 
variation of any other name ending in "ett," as 
Breckett or Brickett." The coat-of-arms that 
has been adopted by the Brackett family is a 
shield sable, three garbs (sheaves of wheat), 
or. Grest, goat's head, or. 

(I) Anthony Brackett, the progenitor of all 
persons of the name who live in Maine or 
New Hampshire or trace their descent to early 
residents of those states, came to Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, some time before 1640, spent 
his life there and was murdered by the In- 
dians, September 28, 1691. In 1640. Anthony 
Brackett with several others who lived within 
the present limits of Portsmouth, signed a 
deed for a glebe. This conveyed to the war- 
dens of the Episcopal church for its benefit 
and the benefit of the local clergyman fifty 
acres of land in Strawberry Bank, now Ports- 
mouth. Anthony Brackett was a member of 
this church till his death. It is thought that 
his original home was with the other early 
settlers at Little Harbor, but from 1649 till the 
end of his life he lived on Brackett road near 
Saltwater brook. On August 13. 1649, the 
selectmen granted a lot of land to "'Anthony 
Brakit": on January 13, 1652, the town voted 
thirty acres to "Anthony Brackite."" At vari- 
ous other times up to 1660 he received differ- 
ent grants amounting in all to over two hun- 
dred acres. Anthony Brackett was chosen one 
of the selectmen in 1656, and for several years 
thereafter. In 1665, when the king's com- 
missioners for the settlement of affairs in the 
colonies arrived in New Hampshire, a petition 
was presented them signed by sixty-one of the 
settlers, setting forth their hardships and 
grievances, and praying to be relie\ed from 
Puritan rule, which meant Massachusetts Bay. 
One of the signers to this petition was An- 
thonv Brackett. In 1688, six years after New 
Hampshire had become a royal province, An- 
thony Brackett with the other settlers signed 
a petition for the removal of Granfield as 
governor. Anthony Brackett suffered much 
from the ravages of Indians during his life- 
time. Thomas Brackett, one of his sons, was 
killed at Falmouth, now Portland, Maine, in 
1676. The children of Thomas were re- 
deemed from captivity by their grandfather, 
with whom three of them abided for several 
years. The Indians wrought great desolation 
in Maine, and from 1690 the neighborhood of 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was virtually on 



the frontier. The slaughter of Septemher 28, 
1691, is thus descrihed by an old chronicler: 
"The sons of Francis Rand went a fishing; 
the sons of ould (ioodman lirackett were in 
the salt marsh and with no suspicion of danger. 
The settlers went about their usual avocations. 
Early in the afternoon a party of Indians came 
from the eastward in canoes, landed at Sandy 
beach, left the garrison there unmolested, and 
attacked the homes of the defenseless ones, 
killing and capturing twenty-one persons. 
Among the killed was Francis Rand, one of 
the first settlers. When his sons came in 
from fishing they followed the Indians over to 
Bracketts. fired upon them and frightened 
them away. The sons of Anthony Brackett 
who had the guns with them ran to the gar- 
rison at Odiorne's Point." Fifteen people 
were killed in this massacre, among them An- 
thony Brackett. Their graves, marked by 
rough stones, can still be found on a little 
knoll covered with bushes, and entirely sur- 
rounded by the salt marsh. The place is near 
Saltwater brook, in what is now the town of 
Rye, Xew Hampshire. 

Anthony Brackett may have had some pre- 
monition of his coming end, for he made his 
will September 11, 1691, but a few weeks be- 
fore his death. Among the provisions is 
this : "my housall goods I leve with my wifif 
for hur one use." We do not know the name 
of Anthony Brackett's wife, nor the dates of the 
birth of his five children: I. Captain Anthony, 
who became a prominent citizen of Falmouth, 
Maine, and was killed by the Indians there in 
1689. 2. Elinor, who married John Johnson, 
December 26. 1661. 3. Thomas, whose sketch 
follows. 4. Jane, married ]\Iathias Haines, 
April 19. 1667, (second) Isaac Marston, De- 
cember 28, 1671. 5. John, who lived at Rye, 
and was the only male member of the family 
who died a natural death. 

(II) Thomas, second son of Anthony 
Brackett, was probably born at Sandy beach, 
now a part of the town of Rye, New' Hamp- 
shire, about 1635. Soon after 1662 he re- 
moved to Casco, Maine, and was there shot 
down in his field by the Indians, .-Vugust 11, 
1676. He was prominent in the new settle- 
ment, and was one of the selectmen in 1672. 
He married into an influential family, his wife 
being a granddaughter of George Cleeve. In 
167 1 Thomas Brackett entered into an agree- 
ment with his wife's mother by which he 
agreed to provide for her care and main- 
tenance, receiving in return a grant of land. 
Thomas Brackett was only about forty years 
old when his life was sacrificed. The follow- 

ing vivid description is given by the historian 
of the Brackett family: 

''When, on the capture of Captain Anthony 
Brackett and his family, August 11, 1676, the 
Indians divided, a part passing around Back 
cove and a part onto the Neck, the first house 
in the course of the latter was Thomas Brack- 
ett's, on the southerly side of the Neck. Be- 
tween the houses of the two brothers was an 
unbroken forest. It is thought that the In- 
dians went along the northerly side of the 
Neck until they had passed the farm of Thom- 
as Brackett. In their course they met John, 
the son of George Munjoy, and another, Isaac 
Wakely, and shot the two. Others who were 
with or near them, fled down the Neck to give 
the alarm, and thereupon the Indians retreated 
in the direction of Thomas Brackett's house. 
That morning three men were on their way 
to Anthony Brackett's farm to harvest grain. 
They probably rowed over the river from Pur- 
pooduck point and had left their canoe near 
Thomas Brackett's house. From there they 
crossed the Neck towards Anthony's house, to 
where they went near enough to learn of the 
attack by the Indians on his family; the three 
hastened onto the Neck, perhaps over the 
course pursued by the Indians, to give the 
alarm. On their way they heard guns fired 
'whereby it seems two men (perhaps ]\Iunjoy' 
and Wakely) were killed.' Thereupon the 
three fled in the direction of Thomas Brack- 
ett's house to reach their canoe. The Indians 
reached the farm, nearly at the same time as 
did the men, who saw Thomas Brackett shot 
down while at work in his field. Two of the 
men succeeded in reaching the canoe ; the 
third, not so fleet of foot, hid in the marsh and 
witnessed the capture of Thomas Brackett's 
wife and children. The three men escaped. 
Among the Indians who were concerned in the 
killing of Thomas Brackett was Megunnaway, 
one of the braves of King Philip. All of the 
residents on the Neck, except Thomas Brack- 
ett, his family, John Alunjoy and Isaac Wake- 
ly, succeeded in reaching Alunjoy's garrison 
house, which stood on JMunjoy's hill at the 
end of the Neck." 

Thomas Brackett married Mary Mitton, 
daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Cleeve) 
i\Iitton. Children: i. Lieutenant Joshua, of 
Greenland, who became a man of wealth and 
prominence. 2. Sarah, married John Hill, of 
Portsmouth. 3. Samuel, whose sketch fol- 
lows. 4. Mary, who married Christopher 
Mitchell, of Kittery. Maine. 

(HI) Samuel, second son of Thomas and 
Mary (Mitton) Brackett, was born at Fal- 



mouth, Alaine, about 1672, and died at Kit- 
ten-, Maine, April 27, 1752. At the time 
his father was killed, Samuel was taken cap- 
tive by the Indians, and he was but six years 
of age when his mother died. It is traditional 
that upon his redemption by his grandfather, 
Samuel went to live with his Aunt Martha in 
Kittery, ilaine. This aunt's husband, John 
Grove, was a Quaker, who afterwards moved 
to Crompton, Rhode Island, to escape the per- 
secution of his Puritan neighbors. It was 
probably owing to his early association with 
this family that Samuel Brackett became im- 
bued with more liberal religious views than 
were then prevalent, and later in life came 
in conflict with the church officials. Samuel 
Brackett had his full share of suft'ering from 
the Indians. When he had reached the age 
of sixteen, a war broke out which continued 
for ten years; so early in life he became a 
soldier, and was a minute-man, every ready 
for duty. When he and his wife were first 
married, they lived in garrison houses much 
of the time ; and on one occasion Samuel Brack- 
ett escaped death by being fleet of foot. Dur- 
ing the Indian war which lasted from 1703 
to 1713, Samuel Brackett received a long 
knife cut in the abdomen, which let out the 
intestines. He hastily replaced the parts, and 
by pressing his hand tightly over the opening 
was enabled to get to the garrison house. 
Probably his subsequent length of years (he 
was eighty when he died) was due to his youth 
and strength rather than to any surgical skill 
that was available at the time. If his wound 
healed without further trouble, Samuel Brack- 
ett may have served in some of the wars 
against the French, though we have no posi- 
tive evidence of his having done so. Notwith- 
standing all the desolation of the times, the 
Puritan officials did not relax their rigor, and 
in June, 1696, Samuel Brackett was charged 
with the crime of "not frequenting the public 
worship on the Lord's day.'' Later he and his 
wife were charged with a similar offence, and 
he was lined five shillings and she was ad- 
monished. It would seem in those troublous 
times, when men were in hourly danger from 
a savage foe, that they might have been spared* 
the persecutions of the saints. Samuel Brack- 
ett owned several tracts of land in Berwick, 
which was then a part of Kittery, Maine ; and 
the site of his house and the well that he dug 
are still pointed out. From the inventory of 
his estate, it is probable that he accumulated 
considerable property. His wife died soon 
after he did, and the list of her clothing, which 
was included in his estate, would seem to in- 

dicate something like affluence. Tlic list enu- 
merates ■■7 gowns, 3 silk crepe ones, 8 petti- 
coats, 3 under-vests, 2 silk hoods, 1 riding 
hood, I pair of stays, black gauze handker- 
chief, black fan, i pr. of sleeve buttons. 3 pr. 
of cotton gloves, muslin and linen aprons, 
considerable number of other articles." 

On November 25, 1694, Samuel Brackett 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Botts, 
of Berwick, j\Iaine. She was about a year 
old when her father was killed by the' In- 
dians in an attack on Salmon Fall's in Ber- 
wick, October 15, 1675. Upon her mother's 
remarriage, Elizabeth Botts became a member 
of the family of Moses Spencer, with whom 
she was Hving at the time of her marriage. 
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Botts) 
Brackett were: i. Samuel (2), whose sketch 
follows. 2. Mary, married Thomas Tuttle, of 
Dover. 3. Bathsheba, married Jonathan Ab- 
bott. 4. Elizabeth, married Samuel Abbott. 
5. Hannah, married Samuel Thompson. 6. 
Dorothy, baptized January 21, 1728. 

(IV) Samuel (2), eldest child of Samuel 
(i) and Elizabeth (Botts) Brackett, was 
born September 6, 1695, at Berwick, Alaine, 
and died December 31, 1786. He lived on 
the westerly slope of Blackberry hill, about 
three and one-half miles south from the house 
of his father, and the farm that he cleared 
is still owned by his descendants, having 
passed from father to son through live gen- 
erations. In various conveyances of land he 
is described as "turner," though it is prob- 
able that farming was his chief occupation. 
The Second Church of Berwick was organ- 
ized in 1755, and Samuel (2) Brackett and 
his wife were charter members. .He was 
chosen deacon, June 12, 1755, and elder, July 
21, 1768. He was selectman in 1749 and 1750, 
and probably held other town offices. On Au- 
gust II, 1720, Deacon Samuel (2) Brackett 
married (first) Sarah, daughter of Job and 
Charity (Nason) Emery, of Berwick. She 
was one of a family of fourteen, was born 
February 4, 1700, and died December 20, 
1742, shortly after giving birth to her eleventh 
child. On September 12, 1743, Deacon Sam- 
uel (2) Brackett married (second) Airs. Abi- 
gail Cass, widow of Thomas Cass and daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Banfill, of Portsmouth. Chil- 
dren were: i. John, born June 29, 1721. 2. 
Isaac, October 7, 1722. 3. Samuel, August 5, 
1724. 4. James, whose sketch follows. 5. 
Joshua, July 9, 1728. 6. Alary, October 2, 
1730, married John Woodsum. 7. Elizabeth, 
F"ebruary 20, 1733, married John Kilgore. 8. 
Sarah, June 8, 1736, died at the age of three. 



9. Jacob, Xovember 8, 1737, died at the age 
of two. 10. Joseph, -Xpril 7. 1739- died at the 
age of three." 11. Sarah, November 15, 1742, 
married Zebulon Libby. Children of second 
marriage were: 1. lia'thsheba, June 19, 1744. 

married Pray. 2. Joseph, October 22, 

1746, died February 3, 1755. 3- (Jl'^e, Sep- 
tember 6. 1750, died October 13, 1751. 

(\') lames, fourth son of Samuel (2) and 
Sarah (Emery) Brackett, was born April 10, 
1726, at Berwick, Maine, and died at China, 
Maine, January 3, 1825. Deacon James Brack- 
ett lived in his native town for sixty-eight 
years: in 1794, in company with his youngest 
"son fohn. he moved to Vassalboro, Maine, 
where he dwelt for sixteen years; and in 1810 
moved again with his son to China, Maine, 
where he spent the last fourteen years of his 
life. Deacon Brackett was elected selectman 
of Berwick in 1763, 1775 to 1778 inclusive, 
and held many minor town otfices. He served 
in the French and Indian war, and the gun 
which he carried was preserved for several 
generations. There is a tradition that during 
this war he brained an Indian with a goad- 
stick. .Although too old at the time of the 
revolution to take an active part, he was most 
earnest in patriotic measures, and sent droves 
of hogs, sheep and cattle to Boston when that 
town was closed to commerce in 1774. On 
April 10, 1750, Deacon James Brackett mar- 
ried Margery, daughter of Benjamin and Pa- 
tience (Nason) Lord, who was baptized No- 
vember ID. 1736, in Berwick, and died July 
7, 1816. at China, Elaine. Children: i. Jo- 
seph, whose sketch follows. 2. Patience, Aiay 
20, 1753, died young. 3. Patience, August 6, 
1755, married Rev. Wentworth Lord. 4. Ly- 
dia, March 16, 1760, died young. 5. Stephen, 
.'Kpril II, 1762, died young. 6. James, April 
12, 1764. 7. Lydia, j\larch 24, 1767, married 
Benjamin Stanton (2), and (second) Caleb 
Wentworth. 8. John, .\ugust 16, 1769. 

(Vi) Joseph, eldest child of Deacon James 
and ilargery (Lord) Brackett, was born 
June 6, 1 75 1, at Berwick, Maine, was a 
farmer and settled at Ossipee, New Hamp- 
shire, where he died May 3, 1816. He was a 
revolutionary soldier, and served as a private 
in Captain Ebenezer Sullivan's company, Colo- 
nel James Scamnion's regiment, enlisting May 
5, 1775. He also served as private in Cap- 
tain Samuel Grant's company. Colonel Storer's 
regiment. He enlisted August 14, 1777, and 
was discharged November 30, 1777, at Que- 
men's Heights after a service of four months 
and three davs in the Northern armv, which 

participated in the campaign which resulted 
in the surrender of Burgoyne. Joseph Brack- 
ett married, t'ebruary 21, 1782, Jemima, 
daughter of Joshua and Ruth (Smith) Rob- 
erts, who was born March 19, 1763, at Ber- 
wick, Maine, and died June ig, 1796, at Ossi- 
pee, New Hampshire. On December 27, 1797, 
Joseph Brackett married (second) Anna, 
daughter of Job and Sarah (Hobbs) Win- 
chell, who was born in 1770 at Waterboro, 
Maine, and died at Ossipee, New Hampshire. 
Her father was a teacher at Hartford, Con- 
necticut, was a Continental soldier, was taken 
prisoner, and died on board the famous prison 
ship "Jersey." Children of Joseph and Jem- 
ima (Roberts) Brackett were: i. Margaret, 
born December 27, 1782, married Thomas 
W'iggin, of Wakefield, New Hampshire. 2. 
James, March 30, 1784. 3. John, February 9, 
1786. 4. Hiram, February 14, 1788. 5. Mary, 
April 8, 1790, married Samuel Hurd. 6. Jo- 
seph (2), whose sketch follows. 7. Lydia, 
March 4, 1794, married John Hill, of Wake- 
fiehl. New Plampshire. Children of Joseph 
and .Anna (Winchell) Brackett were: i. 
Charlotte, born April 15, 1799, married Ham 
Garland. 2. Levi, .April 15, 1800. 3. Betsey 
L., September 8, 1802, married Rev. Jacob J. 
Bodge, of Farminglon, New Hampshire. 4. 
Azriah, April 21, 1804. 5. Thomas, January 
II, 1807. 6. Sally, October 20, 1808, married 
Wentworth Hayes, and (second) Benjamin 

(VH) Joseph (2), fourth son of Joseph 
(i) and Jemima (Roberts) Brackett, was born 
Alarch 4, 1792, at Ossipee, New Hampshire, 
and died February 26, 1841, at Ashland, 
Maine. Like his older brothers, he moved to 
China, now Albion, Maine, where lived his 
uncle, John Brackett, and his grandfather. 
Deacon James Brackett. .About 1835 he 
moved to Aroostook county, where he died 
at the comparatively early age of forty-nine. 
Joseph (2) Brackett married Lucy Twist, 
whose maiden name was Lovejoy. Children : 
I. Abigail, born June II, 1815, married James 
McCann. 2. Hiram, November 11, 1816, died 
in Minnesota. 3. John Y., March 20, 1818, 
died November 2, 1841. 4. Louisa, mentioned 

(\'Iin Louisa, youngest of the four chil- 
dren of Joseph (2) and Lucy (Lovejoy) 
(Twist) Brackett, was born July 25, 1821, at 
China, Maine, and died at Saint John, New 
Brunswick. .About 1846 she was married to 
Elbridge G. Dunn, of Ashland, Maine. (See 
Dunn II.) 



Two brothers, Francis and John 
WYMAX W'yman, of German descent, 

came from England to New 
England before 1642, with two other brothers 
names unknown, landing in Charles Towne 
on Massacluisetts Bay. They were tanners 
and located in Woburn, where in 1665 they 
bought of Joseph Rocke, the attorney of J. 
Coggin, the administrator of Thomas Coitman, 
five hundred acres, the grant of the general 
court of i\lassachnsetts, being where Billerica 
or Burlington townships were established. 
There were two other brothers, names un- 
known, but the son of one of them removed 
to North Yarmouth, province of JMaine, and 
had a son Thomas (q. v.). 

(II) Thomas, son of a brother of Francis 
and John W'yman, of Woburn, was born in 
Woburn, Massachusetts, April i, 1671. He 
married, ]\lay 5, i6g6, Mary, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Mary Richardson, and after 
the death of Thomas Wyman, September 24, 
1 72 1, his widow married as her second hus- 
band Josiah Winn, August 17, 1733, and died 
November 18, 1774. Thomas and Mary 
(Richardson) Wyman had one son, Aaron. 

(III) Aaron, son of Thomas and Mary 
(Richardson) Wyman, was born in Woburn, 
Massachusetts, December 6, 1709. He mar- 
ried, December 27, 1731, his cousin Elizabeth, 
daughter of Captain James and Elizabeth (Ar- 
nold) Richardson. Aaron Wyman died soon 
after his marriage, leaving at least two chil- 
dren, and his widow married Sanuiel Buck- 
man, of North Yarmouth, Maine, September 
19, 1738. This marriage explains the fol- 
lowing entr}' on the church records of North 
Weymouth, Maine: "Baptized 6 Sept. 1741 
John and Anne Wyman children of Samuel 
Buckman's wife." The children of Aaron 
and Elizabeth (Richardson) Wyman were: i. 
John (q. v.), born June 6, 1733. 2. Anne, 
November 25, 1734, married Nathan Oakes, 
October 7, 1751, and died July 11, 1775. 

(IV) John, eldest child of Aaron and Eliza- 
beth (Richardson) Wyman, was born in Wo- 
burn, Massachusetts, June 6, 1733. He was 
a mariner engaged in the coasting trade, hav- 
ing removed to North Yarmouth, Maine, on 
the marriage of his mother to Samuel Buck- 
man, .September 19, 1738. He married, June 
8, 1758, Mercy Johnson; children: William, 
Josiah, Bela, John (q. v.), Robert, Amy, Eu- 

(V) John, fourth son of John and Mercy 
(Johnson) Wyman, w-as born in North Yar- 
mouth, ]\Iaine, about 1770. He was brought 
up in Yarmouth and removed to the new set- 

tlement of Searsmont, Waldo coimty, Maine, 
married there and had eight children, includ- 
ing John (q. v.). 

(\T) John, son of John Wyman, was born 
in Searsmont, Waldo county, Maine, Febru- 
ary 14, 1813. He married Clarindia, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Tolman, of Rockland, Maine, 
born in Rockland, September 10, 1819, Chil- 
dren: I. Joseph D., born Rockland, Novem- 
ber 9, 1838, married Julia E. Turner, of Mill- 
bridge, Washington county, Maine. 2. John 
Francis, Rockland, November 26, 1840, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Colby. 3. Jesse Ames, Mill- 
bridge, January 11, 1843, married (first) Han- 
nah Ramsdell and (second) Fanny Cannady, 
of Waldoboro, jMaine. 4. Clara A., Mill- 
bridge, March i, 1845, married Addison Smith, 
of Northfield, Minnesota, and after his death, 
John S. Richardson, of Portland, Maine. 5. 
Judson L., ilillbridge, Jamiary 25, 1847, died 
March 30, 1851. "6. James T., Millbridge, 
October 15, 1849, married Rosie Lamberson, 
of i\Iinneapolis, jMinnesota, and as his second 
wife Mrs. Grace Shotwell, of the same city. 
7. Jasper (q. v.), November 5, 1852. 8. Fred- 
erick, Alillbridge, September 30, 1854, married 
Cora Brooks, of Digby, Nova Scotia. 9. Ed- 
gar Albert, Millbridge, January 17, 1857, mar- 
ried Florence Brown, of Eastport, Maine, and 
as his second wife, Regenia Wallace, of Mill- 
bridge. 10. Chandler C, Millbridge, Decem- 
ber 19, 1858, married Fanny Crittenden, of 
Waterloo, Iowa. 11. Adelbert Ames, July 24, 
1864, married Josie Finnigan, of Minneapolis, 

(\TI) Jasper, son of John and Clarindia 
(Tolman) Wyman, was born in Millbridge, 
Washington county, Maine, November 5, 1852, 
He went to Bucksport, Maine, after he had 
completed the public school course in Mill- 
bridge and was a student in the East Maine 
Conference Seminary and on graduating he 
engaged in the canning business in Millbridge 
as an employee of the John W. Jones Com- 
pany, where he acquired a thorough knowl- 
edge of the business. In 1874, in copartner- 
ship with his brother Edgar Albert, he formed 
a copartnership as J. & E. A. Wyman, to 
carry on the canning business on a large scale 
at Millbridge, Bethel, Reedfield, Cherryfield, 
Columbia and East Corinth. The product 
canned included corn, sardines, lobsters, clams 
and blueberries. This firm continued a large 
and growing business for fifteen years, and 
in 1889 having grown so as to demand the 
advantages afforded by a corporation and the 
J. & E. A. Wyman Company carried on the 
business up to 1901. when Edgar Albert Wy- 



man sold out his interests on account of ill 
health and removed to the state of Wash- 
ington, and Jasper Wyman, controlling the 
stock of the corporation, sold the corn canning 
factories, retaining the large factories at .Mill- 
bridge employed in putting up sardines and 
clams and the blueberry factories at Cherry- 
field and Columbia. In i(j05 Mr. Wyman be- 
came interested in the lumber business m 
Cherrylield, and the firm of Ward Brothers & 
Wyman, manufacturers of short lumber, came 
into existence, and in 1901 the firm name was 
changed to Jasper Wyman & Sons. He had 
also carried on a general merchandise business 
at Millbridge from 18S0 to 1895, under the 
name of A. Wallace & Company. Jasper Wy- 
man was elected state senator in 1906. Mr. 
Wyman is a member of Pleadies Lodge, A. F. 
and A. M., Dirigo Chapter, R. A. :\1., Cherry- 
field, the Commandery at Machias, Maine, 
Kora Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., and mem- 
ber of Eastport Lodge, No. 880, B. P. O. E., 
of Eastport, Maine. 

He married, December 18, 1875, Lucretia 
D., daughter of James Jr. and Nancy A. (Up- 
ton) Wallace, of Millbridge, Elaine. Captain 
James Wallace Jr. was a sailor and master 
mariner, having been master of a sailing ves- 
sel for many years. Children: i. Helen 
Nancy, born July 5. 1878, married Joseph W. 
Sawyer; no children. 2. James Stewart, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1881, unmarried; in 1901 became a 
partner with his father in the can goods busi- 
ness under the firm name of Jasper W^yman & 
Son. Mrs. Wyman died April 15, 1890, and 
on December 23, 1891, Mr. Wyman married 
(second) Gertrude Louise, daughter of Cap- 
tain Edwin H. and Laura (Haraden) Tracy, 
of Gouldsboro, Maine. Captain Tracy was a 
sea captain for many years. The children of 
Jasper and Gertrude Louise (Tracy) Wyman 
were: 3. Phillip T., July, 189S. 4. An infant. 
5. Jasper H., born June 6, 1900. 

This is among the early New 
PURINTON England families which was 
active in the settlement of 
the Atlantic coast and the struggles with the 
Indians who sought to prevent such settle- 
ment, and has through all the generations been 
actively identified with the various professions 
and in the political and civil aiTairs of the 
several communities where it is or has been 
found. The spelling of the name varies among 
the descendants of the present day. 

(I) George Purinton (often spelled in the 
records Puddington) was a resident of York, 
Maine, as early as 1640, and died within a 

few years after that. His wife's Christian 
name was Mary and both were probably na- 
tives of England. Widow Marj' Puddington 
was licenced to sell wine under the jurisdic- 
tion of York in 1649, 3'""' before 1661 she 
was married to Captain John Davis, of York. 
The children of George and ^lary Puddington 
(Purinton) were: John, Elias, Mary, Frances 
and Rebecca. 

(II) John, elder son of George and ^fary 
Purinton, was probably born in England. He 
removed from York to Cape Porpoise, and 
was living there in 1678 and had a grant of 
land in 1681. He served as town clerk and 
selectman and was in office when the town 
was deserted in 1690. Within two or three 
years thereafter he died. He married Mary 
Scammon and their children of record were : 
John, James. Joshua and probably George. 
The latter was a resident of Salisbury, Massa- 
chusetts, where he appears of record as "for- 
merly of Cape Porpos"" and is presumed to 
have been a son of John. 

(III) John (2), eldest son of John (i) and 
Mary (Scammon) Purinton. was presumably 
born at York, and resided in Salisbury, Mas- 
sachusetts, where he was a house carpenter. 
The Christian name of his wife was Sarah and 
a daughter bearing the same name was born 
in June. i6gi, in Salisbury. There were un- 
doubtedly other children bom at York or Cape 
Porpoise before his removal to Salisbury. 

(IV) John (3), son of John (2) and Sarah 
Purinton, was born in Maine and was a minis- 
ter of the Quaker denomination. He was prob- 
ably a child when his parents removed to 
Salisbury, where he resided. 

(V) Stephen, son of John (3) Purinton, 
w-as born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, where 
he spent his entire life engaged in general 
farming. He died while still a young man. 

(VI) Stephen (2), son of Stephen (i) 
Purinton,' was also born in Salisbury, in 1749, 
and died in T^Iay, 1838. When quite young 
he removed to Pierwick, Maine, and after a 
short residence there removed to Waterboro, 
thence to Limerick, and finally took up his 
abode in Limington, Maine, in 1800. 'There 
he purchased a large tract of land, built a log 
cabin, and proceeded to cultivate his posses- 
sions. He was patriotic and served in the 
revolutionary war, but as the sentiments of the 
Friends was opposed to war, he destroyed his 
discharge. He and his family belonged to 
the Society of Friends, and in national politics 
he affiliated with the Whig party. While liv- 
ing in Limington, he walked twenty-three 
miles to Saccarappa (now Westbrook). carry- 


1 7('>3 

ing- a bushel of corn, and after having it 
ground, he bought a jug of molasses and salt 
fish, carrying these back in addition to the 
corn. Shortly after this he was instrumental 
in having a mill built. He married (first) 

Guptill, by whom he had five children ; 

(second) Mary Stimpson, who was a preacher 
in the Society of Friends and who had four 
brothers who were all ministers of the gospel, 
but all of different denominations. Ijy his 
second marriage, Mr. Purinton had children : 
John, concerning whom see forward, and 

(VII) John, only son of Stephen (2) and 
Mary ( Stimpson ) Purinton, was born on the 
homestead farm in 1803, and died in 1883. 
He followed farming on the homestead, and 
officiated for a number of years as a member 
of the board of selectmen, of which body he 
was chairman a part of this time. In politics 
he was at first a Democrat, but after the or- 
ganization of the Republican party was con- 
nected with that body. He was an honored 
member of the Free Baptist church of Lim- 
ington. Mr. Purinton married Shuah, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Shuah (Libby) Manson, 
and granddaughter of William and Rachel 
Amy Manson. William Manson was born in 
Kittery, York county, Alaine. and after re- 
siding there for some years removed with his 
family to Limington in 1787, and was the first 
of that name to settle in the town. He had 
a family of eleven children. Samuel Manson 
married (first) Shuah Libby and had seven 
children, among them being Shuah and Joseph, 
the latter reaching a ripe old age in Greene, 
Maine. Samuel married (second) Abigail 
Woodsum and had seven children, one of them 
being Maria, who married John B. Philpot, of 
Limerick, Maine. John and Shuah ( Man- 
son) Purinton had children: i. Stephen L., 
see forward. 2. John M., who resides in Ips- 
wich, Massachusetts. 3. Mattie J., who mar- 
ried Deacon Horace N. Farnham, of Acton, 
Maine. 4. IMary A., wdio married Leonard 
Douglas, of Limington. 

(VIII) Stephen L., eldest child of John and 
Shuah (Manson) Purinton, was born in Lim- 
ington, Maine, June 24, 1838. He enjoyed 
superior educational advantages at the South 
Limington and Parsonsfield academies, and 
upon the conclusion of his course of studies 
there was clerk for one year in the general 
merchandise store of Mr. H. Moore, in Lim- 
ington. He was then engaged in the ice 
business for three years in Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, and upon his return to York county 
settled at Saco and was engaged in general 

farming during the summer months and man- 
aged a large ice trade during the winter. He 
loaded the first cargo of ice, which required 
two schooners, that was ever sent out of- Saco, 
and remained in that town for nine years, 
being one year identified with the grocery 
business. He removed to the old homestead 
in 1870, and has resided on it since that time, 
now owning a farm of one hundred acres in 
extent, equally divided between pasture, till- 
age and woodland, and keeps about one dozen 
head of cattle and several sheep and horses. 
Mr. Purinton is an enterprising and prosper- 
ous farmer and has made many general and 
extensive improvements on the property ; 
among other things he has piped a spring 
which is about ninety rods from his buiklings, 
has connected it with his house, barns and 
highway, and thus secured a never-failing sup- 
ply of fresh water. He has served in many 
important public capacities, among them being 
justice of the peace for fourteen years, member 
of the board of selectmen of Limington, for 
two terms as chairman of that body to which 
he was elected in 1872, and again in 1874, 
and the following year was nominated, but 
refused the candidacy ; has acted frequently 
as moderator of the town meeting of Liming- 
ton ; in the term of 1878-79 he served as 
representative in the state legislature ; in 1890 
he was elected county commissioner for a 
term of six years ; was an inspector at the 
custom house on a special and temporary 
force for six months ; also spent five years 
in the postal service, half of this time on the 
Portland & Worcester route, and the other 
half on the Boston and Portland route, to 
which he was promoted after a serious in- 
jury received in the railroad accident at Derry, 
New Hampshire. In consequence of that mis- 
hap his health became impaired and he was 
ultimately compelled to resign his position. In 
religious sentiments i\Ir. Purinton is a Free 
Win Baptist, associating with the church of 
that denomination in Limington, and has been 
clerk of the parish and also deacon. He is a 
member of Adoniram Lodge, No. g, Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons, of Limington, be- 
coming associated with the INIasonic order 
when he was twenty-one years of age, and less 
than two years filled the ofiice of junior war- 
den. In National politics he is a Republican. 
Mr. Purinton married (first) 1861, Jennie, 
daughter of Peletiah Hamion, of Saco, and 
had children : i. Herbert Harmon, see for- 
ward. 2. Nettie Shuah, born April 25, 1869, 
married Edward A. Anderson, of Limington, 
for many years deputy sheriff. 3. Frank How- 



ard, born March 25. 1872. is a graduate of 
Bates College, class of iSgCt. He married 
(second) J 878. Alida, daughter of Dennis 
Mulloy. of Berwick, Maine, and had chil- 
dren: I. Ethel A., born June 3, 1882, was 
graduated from Limington Academy ; married 
Professor Case. 2. Dana Stephen, born Octo- 
ber 14, 1884. 

(IX) Herbert Harmon, M. D., first son and 
child of Stephen L. and Jennie (Harmon) 
Purinton, was born in Saco, Maine, April 22, 
1865. His early education was obtained in 
the public schools of Saco and Limington and 
at the Limington Academv. Later he matricu- 
lated at Bowdoin College, from which he was 
graduated with the class of 1891, and was also 
graduated from the Portland Medical School. 
He was entirely dependent upon his own ex- 
ertions in obtaining the necessary instruction 
to fit him for his professional career, the only 
assistance offered him being the gift of two 
books and forty dollars. In consequence of 
this need he accepted any and all kinds of 
work that opportunity presented, spending his 
spare time in canvassing, clerking in stores 
and several other occupations. After being 
graduated, he commenced the active practice 
of his profession in Maine (Greene), but at 
the end of two years of arduous w^ork was 
compelled by illness to abandon his practice 
for a time. He removed to Lewiston, Maine, 
in 1893, where he has built up a large and 
lucrative practice. He is a member of the 
chief staff of surgeons of the Sisters' Hospital, 
which is a non-sectarian institution, and 
probably treats more patients than any other 
in the state. The first towMi or city office 
which Dr. Purinton was called upon to fill was 
that of superintendent of schools, while he was 
in Greene. lie was appointed city physician 
soon after settling in Lewiston, and filled the 
office two years. In 1902 he was elected a 
member of the common council, and the fol- 
lowing year was elected alderman. One year 
later he was made president of the board of 
aldermen, and in 1905 was nominated liy the 
Republicans for mayor of the city. Though 
polling the largest Republican vote for a num- 
ber of years. Dr. Purinton was defeated, as 
the city is strongly Democratic. He is a mem- 
ber of the following organizations: American 
Medical Association: ex-president of the O. 
A. Horr Medical Association : president of 
the Androscoggin County Medical Associa- 
tion; Maine Medical Association. He is a 
thirty-second degree Mason and affiliated with 
the following fraternal orders: Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, Pilgrim Fathers, Gol- 

den Cross and Improved Order of Red Men. 
Dr. Purinton married, March 24, 1888, Cora 
L., born May 15, 1864, daughter of Hasty and 
Eunice (Strout) Brackett, granddaughter of 
Freeman Strout, and a descendant of the same 
line as Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed. They 
have one child : Stephen Robert, born October 
I, 1892. 

Robert Purinton, a brother 
PURIXTOX of George Purinton, above 

named, was a landholder of 
Portsmouth, Xcw Hampshire, from 1640 to 
1647. He was a member of the church there 
in 1640; was a freeman in 1672. He mar- 
ried Amy Davis, and two sons of his are re- 
corded, namely John and Robert. 

(II) John, elder son of Robert and Amy 
(Davis) Purinton, was born about 1633, and 
resided in Exeter, New Hampshire, whence 
he removed to Salisbury, ^Massachusetts. 

(III) Deacon Hezekiah, presumably a son of 
John Purinton, and grandson of Robert Purin- 
ton, was born about 1674, and was a soldier 
from Salisbury at Wells in i6g6. He subse- 
quently lived for a time at Dover, and re- 
moved from there about the close of the seven- 
teenth century to Cape Cod and settled at Tru- 
ro, Massachusetts, about 1704, dying there Jan- 
uary 8, 1 717, aged forty-two years. He re- 
ceived a grant of land May 15, 1705, was 
made a freeman in 1707, and was evidently 
one of the leading men of the town, as his 
name a])pears frequently upon the records. 
He was a farmer and fisherman by occupa- 
tion, and was one of the first owners of cattle 
in that section, and filled various town offices. 
He was a deacon of the church, a selectman 
and member of the connnittee chosen to select 
a minister and provide entertainment at his 
ordination, for wdiich purpose ten pounds were 
expended in the entertainment of elders, mes- 
sengers and scholars wdio were present on that 
occasion. The minister ordained at that time 
was Elder Avery, and neither he nor the 
other elders were "Teetotalers," as spirits w-ere 
included in the list of cxj^enses. Deacon Pur- 
inton was honored in the community and 
Deacon Elkinah Paine writes in his diary : "I 
was pained to hear of the death of Deacon 
Hezekiah Purington this morning. A good 
and upright man has gone." The children of 
Deacon Purinton were : Xathaniel, Joshua, 
Hezekiah, James, Humphrey, see forward ; 
Abial, who married Brigadier General Sam- 
uel Thomjison, of revolutionary fame, who 
captured Colonel Menott, who afterward 
burned Falmouth. 



(r\') Humphrey, son of Deacon Hezekiah 
Piirinton, was born about 1700 in Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, or vicinity. He removed to 
Truro, Alassachusetts, with family, but re- 
turned to the eastward when a man and set- 
tled on the Bath side of New Meadows river, 
Maine. His children were born in Truro: i. 
Hezekiah. baptized at Truro, July 16, 1727. 
2. Humphjey, baptized at Truro, September 
7. 1729, mentioned below. 3. David, baptized 
October 31, 1731. 4. Mary, baptized June 16, 
1734. 5. Nathaniel, baptized July 11, 1736. 
6. Abiel, baptized July 23, 1738, married Sam- 
uel Thompson. 7. Joshua, baptized May 4, 
1740, resided in Bath. 8. James, baptized 
June 13, 1742, born April 3, 1742. 

(V) Humphrey (2), son of Humphrey (i) 
Purinton, w'as born in Truro, Massachusetts, 
haptized there in infancy September 7, 1729, 
removed to Bath, Maine, in his youth and 
settled there. Among his children was Hum- 
phrey, mentioned below. 

(\'l) Rev. Humphrey (3), son of Hum- 
phrey (2) Purinton, was born in Georgetown, 
August. 1759. and died in Bowdoinham, Jan- 
uary 25, 1832. His military record is an ex- 
ceedingly honorable one. He enlisted from 
Harpswell, July i, 1775, in J. Curtis' company, 
serving one month and eleven days, probably 
on home guard duty. Re-enlisted soon after, 
as his name appears on the pay rolls of Cap- 
tain James Curtis' company, James Gargill's 
regiment, and is recorded as enlisting August 
9, 1775. and the pay roll record is February 
14, 1776. He enlisted as a private, October 
4, 1777, in Captain Benjamin Lament's com- 
pany, Colonel John Allen's regiment, and w'as 
tlischarged December 31, 1777. He was also a 
private in Captain Samuel Johnson's company, 
Colonel W'iggleworth's regiment. Colonel 
\'\'iggleworth was a Newburyport, Massachu- 
setts, man, and led his regiment through his 
state to reinforce the Continental army sta- 
tioned at Fort Edwards. The army had suf- 
fered severly from smallpox, and every town 
in Cumberland and A'ork counties was or- 
dered to furnish its quota to form a force to 
reinforce the army, and Humphrey Purinton 
was one of those who volunteered from Harps- 
well. It appears that he was discharged from 
Albany, New York, as the revolutionary pay 
rolls show that he was allowed pay for travel 
from Albany to his home at Casco Bay. He 
was a Baptist and the "First Baptist Church 
accused Elder Humphreys Purington of being 
a Universalist because he believed in the 
Atonement." His ideas were too liberal for 
the Baptist denomination, and he is said to 

have mounted his horse and ridden to Edge- 
comb to hear the new Free Will doctrine, be- 
came a convert and one of the first F'ree Will 
Baptist ministers, and by far the larger part 
of his descendants have been connected with 
that denomination. He was an active leader in 
his day, and was chairman of the first board 
of selectmen ever elected in Bowdoin, this 
being in April, 1788. He married Thankful 

(VH) Abiezer, son of Rev. Humphrey (3) 
and Thankful (Snow) Purinton, was born in 
Bowdoin, Maine, about 1780. He married, 
about 1798, Eunice Thompson. Children: 
Abner, Abiezer, Humphrey, Abel, Elisha, 
Amos, Cornelius, Daniel, Josiah, Betsey, Fan- 
ny, Esther and Eunice. Abiezer Purinton 
cleared a farm from the wilderness, and in 
connection with farming was a shoemaker. 

(Vni) Amos, son of Abiezer and Eunice 
(Thompson) Purinton. was .born in 1813. in 
Bowdoin, Maine, died in 1897. While his 
opportunities for acquiring an education were 
no better than those of other boys of his day, 
he, however, improved his time and at seven- 
teen years of age was qualified to teach school, 
wdiich line of work he followed in connection 
with farming for a number of years. He lived 
all his life on the farm where he was born. 
He served as selectman of the town, was jus- 
tice of the peace for many years, and per- 
formed much legal work for his neighbors. 
He was a Universalist in religion, and in poli- 
tics was first an old line Whig and later a 
Republican. He married, 1841, Martha J., 
born in Winslow, Maine, 1822, daughter of 
Elisha and Charity (Eaton) Patterson. Chil- 
dren: I. Amos Edwin, mentioned below. 2. 
Margaret R., born June, 1844, married L. C. 
Allen. 3. W. Scott, 1848, married Ada 

: lives in Augusta, Maine. 4. Horace, 

1850, married Clara Preble. 5. Martha Emma, 
1852, married James Milard. 6. Charity Ella, 
1854, married F. S. Adams. 7. Elisha Emery, 
1856, married Hattie Rheads. 8. Nancy, 1861, 
married G. L. Combes. 

(IX) Amos Edwin, son of Amos and ]Mar- 
tha J. (Patterson) Purinton, was born in 
Bowdoin, Maine, May 3, 1842. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools, and when a young 
man taught school in the vicinity of his native 
town. He engaged in business as a meat and 
provision dealer in the town of Richmond, 
Maine. In 1887 he removed to Waterville and 
embarked in the manufacture of brick, con- 
tracting and building, a member of the Horace 
Purinton Company, a business he has con- 
tinued with uniform success to the present 



time. He is one of the substantial men of the 
city. While in Richmond he was first select- 
man several years, atid has been alderman of 
Waterville. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is a prominent member of the Free Baptist 
church of Waterville, and was a prime mover 
in establishing this society there. He mar- 
ried, December i, 1866, Sarah M., born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1845, daughter of Fairfield Moore. 
Children: 1. Herbert R., born October 15, 
1867, married Gary I. Knowlton ; children : 
Arthur L., Edwin Moore, Carl and Francis. 
2. Charles Edwin, mentioned below. 3. Fran- 
cis B., April 20, 1872. married Annie Bates: 
one child, Willard. 4. Flelen B., February 2, 
1875, married Earnest Decker, of Portland ; 
one child, Katherine. 5. Sarah, died at age of 
three. 6. Solon W., February 5, 1883. 

(X) Charles Edwin, second son of Amos 
Edward and Sarah M. (Moore) Purinton, was 
born January 19, 1870, in Bowdoin, Alaine. 
He was educated in the common schools of 
that town, and then learned the contracting 
business under his father's instruction. After 
four years he went to Colby College and took 
a three year special course. He entered part- 
nership with his brother, Francis B. Purinton, 
under the firm name of Purinton Brothers, 
dealers in coal and wood in Augusta. The 
business is incorporated, Charles Edwin being 
president and Francis B. treasurer of the com- 
pany. Mr. Purinton is a Republican in poli- 
tics, and has been a member of the common 
council of Augusta from ward 7 for two years, 
a member of the board of aldermen four years, 
and acted as mayor for a lime. He is a mem- 
ber of Augusta Lodge, Xo. 141, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons: Cushnoc Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons; Alpha Council, Royal and Select 
Masters : Trinity Commandery, Knights Tem- 
plar, of Augusta; Kora Temple, Mystic 
Shrine ; charter member and treasurer of the 
lodge of Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks ; member of Knights of Pythias ; Asylum 
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 
He married, Xovember 4, 1894, Carrie L., 
born in Xorth Appleton, Maine, October 24, 

1873, daughter of Arthur L. Ripley. Chil- 
dren: I. I'Vances L., born August 18, 1895. 
2. Lawrence G., April 17, 1897. 3. Lucille M., 
January 4, 1902. 4. Irene A., March i, 1903. 
5. Richmond M., Xovember 9, 1905. 

(\TI) Jonathan, son of Rev. Humphrey (3) 
and Thankful (Snow) Purinton, was born in 
Bowdoin in 1 81 9, and died in Fairfield in 

1874. He w'as educated in the schools of his 
native town, admitted to the bar, and early 
commenced the practice of law in the town of 

Fairfield, a practice he continued until within 
ten years of his death. He was at one time 
sheriff of Sagadahoc county, served with 
Petersburg with the Christian Commission, 
and was a Whig and a Republican. He was 
a charter member of Bowdoin Lodge, An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons. He mar- 
ried (first) Hannah Allen, who was born and 
died in Bowdoin, and they had children : Col- 
umbus A., Cornelia A. and Hannah. He mar^ 
ried (second) Hannah G. Bradbury, who was 
born in Buxton and died in Fairfield, and their 
children were : Henry O., Frank B., see for- 
ward ; I lorace K. 

(VHI) Frank Boody, second son and child 
of Jonathan and Hamiah G. (Bradbury) Pur- 
inton, was born in Fairfield, October 19, 1847. 
He was educated in the common schools of 
Fairfield and in the Gray Commercial School 
at Portlanil. He found employment witli the 
Fairfield Broom Company, working on the 
river, and remained with them for a period of 
tw-elve years, when he entered the employ of 
S. A. Nye, also in river work, with whom he 
continued until 1891, when he became asso- 
ciated with Mr. Nye in the lumber business, 
establishing in 1902 a factory for the manu- 
facture of folding chairs and tables, known as 
the S. A. Xye Company. In addition to his 
connection with this concern, Mr. Purinton is 
a treasurer of the Canaan Power Company. 
He has always been a staunch supporter of 
the principles of the Republican party, was 
appointed postmaster in 1898, and reappointed 
in 1902 and 1907. He was also for two terms 
chairman of the board of assessors. Mr. Pur- 
inton is identified with the following organiza- 
tions : Member of .Siloam Lodge. Ancient P'ree 
and Accepted Masons : Mount Lebanon Coun- 
cil, of Oakland : Drunnnond Chapter of Oak- 
land ; St. Omer Commandery, Knights Tem- 
plar, of Waterville ; Noble of Kora Temple at 
Lewiston ; member of Fairfield Lodge I. O. O. 
F.. and Encampment, Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of Waterville : Improved Order 
of Foresters, of Fairfield. He married. June 
2, 1896, Edna Clark, of Bristol, daughter of 
Edwin K. and Fanny (Hodgkins) Hall. They 
have no children. 

The Prince family is among the 
PRINCE few wdio have a pedigree trans- 
mitted to them from the earliest 
emigrants and that, too, from the accurate 
manuscript history of the Rev. Thomas Prince, 
pastor of the "Old South" Church in Bos- 
ton for nearly forty years in the early part 
of the eighteenth century. While on a visit 



in England, the relatives of Rev. Thomas 
Prince presented him with the family coat-of- 
arms, which was granted by Queen Elizabeth, 
and is as follows : Arms : Gules, a saltire, or, 
surmounted of a cross, engrailed ermine. 
Crest : Out of a ducal coronet, or, a cubit 
arm, habited gules, cufifed ermine, holding in 
the hand, proper, three pine-apples of the first, 
stalked and leaved, vert. From reliable rec- 
ords we learn that in the reigns of Queen 
Elizabeth and King James I, the Rev. John 
Prince, Bachelor of Arts, of Oxford, was rec- 
tor of the parish of East Shetiford, Berkshire 
county, and was a rigid churchman all his life. 
He married, 1609, Elizabeth, daughter of Wal- 
ter and Ann Toldervy, and granddaughter of 
the Rev. Dr. John Tolderbury, of the Uni- 
versity of Oxford, the family name being 
spelled variously. Of their four sons and 
seven daughters, all became Dissenters. The 
eldest son, John, is mentioned below ; Francis, 
the second son, became a merchant in London, 

( I ) John, eldest son of Rev. John and Eliza- 
beth (Tolderbury) Prince, was born in Eng- 
land, in 1610, and died in Hull, Massachu- 
setts, August 16, 1676. He was educated in 
Oxford, but on account of his dissenting prin- 
ciples received no degree, and to escape the 
persecutions of Archbishop Laud, like many 
others, he emigrated to America in 1633, and 
located first at \\'atertovvn, Massachusetts. 
After spending a short time at Hingham, Mas- 
sachusetts, where he received a grant of land 
in the Broad Cove meadows, was made free- 
man in 1635, he finally settled at Lighthouse 
Island, Hull, Massachusetts, about 1638, be- 
came prominent in the affairs of the com- 
munity, and was for nearly thirty years ruling 
elder, and died there greatly respected. His 
will, which was dated May 9, 1676, mentions 
all of his children with the exception of Ben- 
jamin. Elder John married (first) in Water- 
town, May, 1637, Alice Honor, who died about 
1668; he married (second) Ann Barstow, 
widow of William Barstow, of Scituate, Mas- 
sachusetts, whose daughter, Martha Barstow, 
married Samuel, fourth son of Elder John and 
Alice (Honor) Prince, so that a part of her 
direct descendants also bore the name of 
Prince. The children of Elder John Prince 
were: 1. John, married Rebecca (probably 
Vickerow, daughter of George and Rebecca 
(Phippeny) \'ickerow, who lived next neigh- 
bor to Elder Prince ; she w-as a cousin to Job's 
wife. 2. Elizabeth, married Josiah Loring. 3. 
Joseph, married Joanna Morton, and died in 
Quebec. 4. Martha, married Christopher 

Wheaton. 5. Job, shipmaster, married Re- 
becca Phippeny, and was lost at sea. 6. Sam- 
uel, who married his stepsister, Martha Bar- 
stow. 7. Benjamin, died in Jamaica, West In- 
dies, prior to the death of his father. 8. Isaac, 
married Mary, daughter of John and Mary 
(Brewster) Turner. 9. Thomas, see below. 

(II) Thomas, seventh son and youngest 
child of Elder John Prince, was born at Hull, 
Massachusetts, July 8, 1658, and died at Bar- 
badoes. West Indies, 1704. He settled at Sci- 
tuate, Massachusetts, and married, December 
23, 1685, Ruth, daughter of John and Mary 
(Brewster) Turner, and twin sister of Mary, 
the wife of his brother Isaac. She was born 
in 1663, and after the death of Thomas Prince, 
married Israel Sylvester, of Duxbury. Her 
father, John Turner, came from England to 
Plymouth, M-assachusetts, in 1628, with his 
parents, Humphrey and Lydia Turner, and 
there married iMary, daughter of Jonathan 
and Lucretia Brewster, and granddaughter of 
Elder William Brewster, born in Holland dur- 
ing the sojourn of the Pilgrims in that coun- 
try. The children of Thomas and Ruth (Tur- 
ner) Prince were: i. Thomas, born July 10, 
1686. 2. James, born in 1687, married De- 
borah Robinson. 3. Ruth, born in 1689. 4. 
Benjamin, see forward. 5. Job, born in 1695, 
married Abigail Kimball : became the ances- 
tor of a number of families of Boston, and 
has many descendants throughout New Eng- 

(III) Benjamin, third son and fourth child 
of Thomas and Ruth (Turner) Prince, was 
born at Hull, Massachusetts, February 28, 
1693-94, and died December 5, 1737. For a 
few years after his marriage he resided in 
Duxbury, Massachusetts, after which in 1727 
he removed to North Yarmouth, Maine, with 
his wife and five children. This was the third 
and permanent settlement of North Yarmouth, 
and in the division of land he was appor- 
tioned Lot Number One on the Foreside (now- 
called Prince's Point), including Basket 
Island. November 18, 1730, with eight others, 

, he founded a Congregational church, which 
was the first ecclesiastical organization of the 
town, and the tenth in jMaine. He was promi- 
nent in public affairs, an enterprising and use- 
ful citizen, was elected collector of the town, 
(Jctober 14, 1734, and was sent as one of a 
committee of three with the town clerk, March 
22, 1736, to Bridgewater, to interview Rev. 
Mr. Keith with reference to his accepting a 
call to the new church. The town allowed 
him fifteen pounds for his traveling expenses. 
He was married, April 17, 1717, to Abiel, born 



in 1697, died September 15. 1744, daughter 
of John and Patience (Morton) Nelson, of 
Duxbury, and they had children: i. Benja- 
min, born April 14, 1718, in Duxbury, died in 
1758, in the expedition for the capture of 
Louisburg. He married (first) Rebecca 
Fisher, (second) Hannah Harris. 2. Paul, see 
forward. 3. S_\lvanus, born in Duxbury, Sep- 
tember 17, 1722, died September 18, 1790. He 
lived at Foreside, North Yarmouth, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth Johnson. 4. Sarah, born in 
Duxbury, April 8, 1725, died in 1738. 5. John, 
born May 20, 1727, died young. 6. Ruth, born 
January 20, 1730, at North Yarmouth; mar- 
ried John Robins and .settled in Yarmouth, 
Nova Scotia. 7. Lydia, born in 1732, died 
young. 8. Lydia, born April 11, 1735, in 
North Yarmouth : married Captain John 
Washburn, of Plymouth. 9. John, born April 
24, 1737; embarked in the expedition for the 
capture of Louisburg, died July 26, 1758, and 
was buried in the Bay of Fundy. 

(IV) Paul, second son and child of Ben- 
jamin and Abiel (Nelson) Prince, was born at 
Du.xbury, May 14, 1720 (O. S.). He re- 
moved to North Yarmouth with his parents. 
At the time of his marriage, as it was deemed 
essential in those days to be within reach of a 
place of refuge, he and his young wife re- 
sided for a few years in the "Loring Block 
House," with their brother-in-law, Solomon 
Loring, and there their eldest children were 
born. Soon after 1745 they chose for a per- 
manent home a spot near the Scales garrison, 
and on it built a one-storied house. It is said 
that this never had a room finished off, al- 
though the parents were w-ealthy enough to 
give each son one hundred acres of land and 
each daughter fifty acres. Some of this lantl 
is still in the possession cf the heirs of those 
to whom it was originally given. The house 
stood on the site of the dwelling now occu- 
pied by Captain Reucl Drinkwater. In Au- 
gust, 1762, Paul Prince, Yeoman, sold his 
inheritance, the farm numbered as Lot Number 
One, or Prince's Point, to John Drinkwater. 
The original deed is now in the possession of 
John B. Drinkwater. Mr. Prince was an able 
and energetic man and sustained his share in 
public and private trusts. When the difficul- 
ties arose between England and the colonies 
which led to the revolutionary war, he warmly 
espoused the cause of his country. He mar- 
ried, in North Yarmouth, September 8, 1743, 
Hannah, daughter of David and Rachel (Lew- 
is) Cushing, of Hingham, Massachusetts, and 
had children: i. Sarah, married Eliphalct 
Greely. 2. Cushing, married Hannah Blan- 

chard. 3. Rachel, married (first) Salathiel 
Sweetser, (second) Nathaniel Weeks. 4. 
Hannah, married Thomas, son of Joseph 
Prince, the "Blind Preacher," and fifth in 
descent from Elder John Prince. 5. Ruth, 
married Onesiphorus Fisher. 6. David, see 
forward. 7. Elsie (Alice), married William 
Sweetser. 8. Paul, married Sarah Southworth. 
9. Pyam, a sea captain, who married (first) 
Martha Leach Drinkwater, (second) Susan 
Huff, widow of Captain Malcolm. 10. Ammi, 
w^ho entered the army one year before the close 
of the revolutionary war, served in the disas- 
trous "Bagaduce_ Expedition," and married 
Desire Sylvester.' 

(V) David, second son and sixth child of 
Paul and Hannah (Cushing) Prince, was born 
May 7, 1753, and died February 3, 1849. ^'^^ 
was a farmer, resided for some years at North 
Yarmouth, later at Cumberland, Maine. Four- 
teen of his descendants served in the Union 
army during the war of rebellion. He mar- 
ried, November 20, 1777, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Nathan and Amy (Wyman) Oakes ; she 
was born June 5, 1754, died February 19, 
1828, and they went to housekeeping Decem- 
ber 30, 1777. Their children were: i. Zenas, 
born January 21, 1779; married Rachel Noyes. 
2. Edward, born August 2, 1780, died Novem- 
ber 4, 1789. 3. David, born March 10, 1782; 
married Sophia Blanchard. 4. Lucretia, born 
January 26, 1784; married Elias Banks. 5. 
Paul, see forward. 6. William, born May 7, 
1787; married Rebecca Gurney. 7. Corne- 
lius, born December 2y, 1787, died unmarriea, 
November 10, 1810. 8. Elizabeth, born May 
30, 1789; married Charles Kent. 9. David 
Brainerd, born November 22, 1790; was prin- 
cipal of the Classical Institute of York, Penn- 

(\'i) Paul, fourth son and fifth child of 
David and Elizabeth (Oakes) Prince, was 
born -August 30, 1785, and died August 13, 
1868. He married (first), Abigail, born De- 
cember 23, 1787, died November 8, 1819, 
daughter of William Reed, and had children : 
I. Paul, born November 8, 1809; married 
Charlotte Mitchell. 2. Cornelius, born July 
22, 1812, died unmarried. 3. Sophia Smith, 
born September 18. 1813; married Daniel Cof- 
fin. 4. Newell Anderson, born October 4, 
1815; married Mrs. Mary R. (Fisher) Burn- 
ham. 5. William Reed, born August 11. 1817: 
these brothers, Newell Anderson and William 
Reed, both graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1840. and from Bangor Theological Semi- 
nary in 1S44: William died one year after 
graduation ; Newell was a Congregational min- 



ister for fortj-lhree years; he was the in- 
ventor of the fountain pen. 6. Abigail Reed, 
born September 29, 1819. He married (sec- 
ond) Sarah, born November 24, 1796, died 
March 18, 1826, daughter of Asa and Jane 
(Merrill) Greely. He married (third) Vienna, 
born June 17, 1802, died December 6, 1S38. 
daughter of Thomas and Anna ^lyrick, and 
had children: i. Abigail Greely, born Feb- 
ruary 20, 1829; married John Prince Stevens. 
2. Lucretia Jane, born April 4, 183 1. He 
married (fourth) Abigail Jeftords, born in 
\\'arren, Maine, April 27, 1808, died in New 
Gloucester, Maine, May 8, 1871, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Hannah (Morrill) Wells, and 
had children: i. Howard Lyman, see forward. 
2. Frederick Cornelius, born June 15, 1842; 
was quartermaster-sergeant, Second Maine 
Cavalry, 1863-65 ; commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, but not mustered. 3. Mary Wells, 
born April I, 1844. 4. \\'ilmer, born June 8, 

(X'H) Howard Lyman, eldest child of Paul 
and Abigail Jeffords (Wells) Prince, was 
born at Cumberland, Maine, Aiay 17, 1840. 
He received his education in the public schools, 
and the North Yarmouth Academy, was grad- 
uated from Bowdoin College with the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts in 1862, and received the 
degree of Master of Arts from the same in- 
stitution in 1865 ; he was the third son of 
Paul Prince to graduate from the institution. 
He enlisted froin Cumberland, Alaine, before 
leaving college, and was mustered into the 
Twentieth Maine Lifantry Regiment, August 
29, 1862, as quartermaster sergeant, and on 
I'"ebruary 13, 1864, he was promoted to the 
rank of first lieutenant. He was severely 
wounded at Laurel Hill, Virginia, May 8, 
1864; rejoined his regiment in August and 
served until January, 1865, on the staff of 
Brigadier-General J. J. Bartlett, commanding 
the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps. 
At the battle of Peeble's Farm, September 30, 
1864, he was the first to enter the enemy's 
works and secured the surrender of the officer 
in command. For his services in this action 
he was breveted captain, and on December i, 
1864, was promoted to full captaincy. From 
February, 1865, to the close of the war he was 
judge advocate of the First Division, Fifth 
Corps, commanded by Major-General Griffin. 
From 1865 to 1868 Captain Prince was assist- 
ant principal of the high school at Portland, 
Maine, then became clerk of the registrar in 
bankruptcy, General James D. Fessenden. He 
removed to Washington in 1870, taking the 
post of secretary to Hon. John Lynch, mem- 

ber of congress, and two years later was em- 
ployed in the Treasury Department of the 
United States, 1872-75. Mr. Prince was grad- 
uated from Columbian College (now George 
Washington University) in 1875, with the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Laws, a^id was clerk of 
the police court of Washington. 1875-88. lii 
1889, through civil service e.xamination, he se- 
cured the position of librarian of the Patent 
Office Scientific Library, and holds this posi- 
tion at the present time (1909). He is a man 
of more than ordinary ability and enterprise 
and has served his country long and well. He 
is a Republican, affiliates with the Episcopal 
church, and is a member of the Grand Army 
of the Republic and the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, and the 
University Club of Washington. Captain 
Prince was married, June 11, 1874, to Susan 
Jane, born in Gawcutt, Bucks county, Eng- 
land, February 21, 1846, daughter of' George 
and Susan (Soden) Tew, and they have chil- 
dren : 

I. Paul Gushing, born June 9, 1875; grad- 
uate of Washington high school, 1894; ap- 
pointed cadet in U. S. revenue cutter service, 
Mav 20. 1896: graduated as third lieutenant, 
April 28, 1898, and assigned to revenue cut- 
ter '"Manning,"' at opening of Spanish-Amer- 
ican war ; on duty on northern coast of Cuba, 
where his vessel covered the first landing of 
American troops on Cuban soil. The '"Plan- 
ning" formed part of the convoy which es- 
corted the army of General Shafter to San- 
tiago, and was the despatch boat of Admiral 
Sampson during the investment. After the 
destruction of the Spanish fleet she took part 
in an action on the southwest coast of Cuba. 
Later she represented the navy when General 
Brooke received the formal surrender of the 
Spanish troops at San Juan, Porto Rico. .As 
the result of Cuban fever, his health gave way, 
and he was retired in July, 1902. He is now 
an architect in San Francisco, California. He 
married, June 3, 1903, Gertrude Bradley Was- 
son. born in Genoa. Nevada, Novemjjer 12, 
1870. daughter of Warren and Grace (Tread- 
way) Wasson. Children, born in San Fran- 
cisco : David Treadway, January 4, 1905, and 
Clara Louise, March 28, 1906. 

2. Ethel Thomas, born November i, 1S76; 

3. Susan Warr, born October 2, 1880; mar- 
ried Louis St. Elmo Burgess, of Charlottes- 
ville, \'irginia ; children : Elizabeth Oakes, 
born March 8. 1904, and Ethel Anderson, born 
December 31, 1907. 



\Vc must go back to the misty 

ST. CLAIR Northland to find the well- 
head of this ancient and noble 
family and to the year of grace 888. It was 
long before suniaines were known, and we 
begin the table with : 

\l) Rogenwald. Earl (if .Macrlc in Norway, 
who was called the "Rich," was a great favor- 
ite of King Harold, whose relative he mar- 
ried. He received a grant of the Orkney 
Islands, which his descendants ruled for five 

(II) Prince RoUo, son of Rogenwald, was 
a half savage chief, but ambitious, energetic 
and resourceful, \isions of conquests to the 
south found lodgment in his busy brain. Fit- 
ting out a fleet of dragon ships and summon- 
ing" his faithful followers, he set sail in search 
of booty and aggrandizement. Sighting the 
fair and' alluvial plains of Normandy, he there 
made his landfall and committed grand lar- 
ceny of a portion of that well-favored prov- 
ince. In 912 he met near St. Clair Castle the 
imbecile, Charles, surnamed the Simple, then 
King of France, and easily obtained from that 
weakling a concession of the province. He 
embraced the Catholic faith and married King 
Charles' daughter, Griclle by name, and be- 
came the Duke of Normandy. He abdi- 
cated in favor of his eldest son in 917 and died 
in 931. Children: William, the Longsword, 
Robert. Earl of Corbueil, and Gerlotte, who 
married the Earl of Poitiers. 

(HI) William, the Longsword, son of 
Prince Rollo and Grielle, was born in Nor- 
mandy and succeeded his father in the duke- 
dom. He married a daughter of Count Rob- 
ert, of \'ermadon, and his other wife was 
Sporta. Longsword was assassinated in 948. 

(IV) Richard, third Duke of Normandy, 
the son of "Longsword," was born in Nor- 
mandy, dying in 960. He married a daughter 
of Hugh, Count of Paris, and (second) Gon- 
nora, a princess of Norway. Children : Rich- 
ard, Robert, Earl of Evreux, Malger, Hed- 
wiga. who married GefTrey, Earl of Brittany ; 
and Emma, who married Ethelred, second 
king of England and her second husband was 
Canute, the Great. 

(\') Malger. third son of Richard, was 
created Earl of Corbueil and Archbishop of 
Rouen. He was great-uncle to William the 
Conqueror. It was he who adopted the sur- 
name of St. Clere after the town and castle 
in which he lived, and was among the first 
to use a surname. It was then spelled as 
pronounced "Sinclair." Children: Hamo, 
Walderne and Hubert. 

(\I) Walderne. second son of Malger Sin- 
clair, was born in Normandy in about 1006. 
His home was not the famous castle from 
which the name was taken, but at the castle of 
St. Lo, the abode of his descendants for many 
years. He and his three sons rallied around 
\\'illiam the Conqueror at Hastings, England, 
on that eventful October day in 1066, in the 
irrepressible conflict between Norman and 
Sa.xon. As we know, the former won and 
Walderne's allotment of land was on the Med- 
way river. He was living as late as 1075. 
For a wife he took his cousin, Margaret, 
daughter of the fourth Duke of Normandy. 
Children : Richard, Britel and William. 

(X'H) William (2), youngest son of Wal- 
derne and Margaret Sinclair, was born in 
Normandy about 1028. Yellow of hair, regu- 
lar of feature, symmetrical of proportions, his 
beaut)- of person won for him the sobriquet of 
"The Seemly St. Clair." On the roll in the 
church at Dives, Normandy, he is alluded to as 
"William le blcmde." He followed William 
to Hastings, but seems to have disagreed with 
his illustrious kinsman and in 1068 left Eng- 
land and formed an alliance with Alalcolm III 
of Scotland, who made him steward to the 
queen and warden of the marches. He and 
William became bitter foes and they met in 
battle array near the Tweed repeatedly, in 
which contests the Conqueror more than once 
played a losing card. William lost his life in 
one of these sanguinary conilicts. He mar- 
ried Doratha Dunbar, daughter of the Earl 
of ]\Iarch. and obtained a grant of the barony 
of Roslin, in Midlothian. Children : Sir Will- 
iam and Henry. 

(VIII) Sir William (3). son of William 

(2) and Doratha (Dunbar) Sinclair, suc- 
ceeded to the baronial title and estate of his 

(IX) Sir Henry was a son of Sir W'illiam 

(3) Sinclair and took the succession. 

(X) Sir William (4) was the son of Sir 
Henry Sinclair and died about 1270. 

(XI) Sir William (5) was the son of Sir 
William (4) Sinclair. He was sheriff of 
county Edinburg for life, and sat in the par- 
liament of Scone, February 5, 1284. when the 
succession to the crown of Scotland was set- 
tled after the death of Alexander III, The 
same year he was of the commissioners sent 
to France to obtain a queen for the king who 
was a widower, which resulted in making 
Joletta, daughter of Count de Dreux, the 
queen. In 1292 he sided with Baliol, who 
aspired to the crown, and swore fealty to 
King Edward of England; he died in 1300, 



leaving three sons, Sir Henry, William and 

(XII) Sir Henry (2), eldest son of Sir 
William ( 3 ) Sinclair, swore fealty to King 
Edward of England in the dispute over the 
Scottish succession between Baliol and Robert 
Bruce, the English monarch espousing the 
cause of the former, but Henry subsequently 
went over to Bruce. Henry asserted the in- 
dependence of Scotland in a letter to Pope in 

(XIII) Sir William (6) was the son of 
Sir Henry Sinclair, or St. Clair, as the name 
was interchangeably used, and accompanied Sir 
James Douglas on his expedition to the Holy 
Land and was killed with him in fighting the 
Moors in Spain, August 25, 1330. His tomb 
is still to be seen in Roslin Chapel and repre- 
sents the person of a knight in armor, at- 
tended by a greyhound. 

(XI\') Sir William (7) was the son of 
Sir William (6) St. Clair, or Sinclair. He 
married Isabel, daughter of Malise, Earl of 
Strathern and Orkney. 

(XV) Henry (3), son of Sir William (7) 
St. Clair, became Earl of Orkney and in 1379 
obtained confirmation of his title from Haco 
IV of Norway. This was the island where the 
original Rogerwald, the great father of the 
race, held sway in 888. 

(XVI) Henry (4) was the son of Henry 
(3) St. Clair, and was the second Earl of 
Orkney and Admiral of Scotland. He was 
the chief attendant of Prince James, after- 
ward James I, when he was captured at sea 
by the British in 1405. The earl was sent to 
the tower c! London, but released and per- 
mitted to return to Scotland. He was not 
living in 1418. 

(XVII) William (8) St. Clair, third Earl 
of Orkney and Earl of Caithness, the first of 
the family to hold that title, was the son of 
Henry (4) St. Clair. He held various im- 
portant offices in the kingdom, including high 
chancellor, and was a laird of vast influence 
and an extensive landed proprietor. He re- 
sided at Roslin Castle, the scat of the "lordly 
line of St. Clairs" for many generations. It 
was eight miles from Edinburg. was situated 
on a projecting rock overlooking the Eske 
valley, being reached by a bridge. It is ruins 
now, but all parts are visible and some of it 
in a fair state of preservation. In this earl's 
day it was noted for its baronial splendor 
and open hospitality. Father Hay, a member 
of the household, said: "As a prince at his 
palace of Roslin Castle he kept a great court 
and was rovallv served at his own table in 

vessels of gold and silver and was waited 
upon by lords. He had his halls and other 
apartments richly adorned with embroidered 
hangings. His princess, Elizabeth, was served 
by seventy-five gentlewomen, whereof fifty- 
three were daughters of noblemen, all clothed 
m velvet and silks, with chains of gold and 
other ornaments, and was attended by two hun- 
dred riding gentlemen in all journies : and if it 
happened to be dark when she went to Edin- 
burg, where her lodgings were at the foot of 
Fryars wynd, eighty lighted torches were ear- 
ned before her." This earl founded Roslin 
Chapel m 1446 and endowed it with lands and 
revenues. It is still extant and is a noble 
creation of Gothic art. It stands above the 
castle a short distance. Beneath its pavement 
the old lords of the manor lie buried in ar- 
mor. There was a superstition that the night 
before the death of anv of the family the 
chapel appeared in flames. Sir Walter Scott 
has apostrophized the legend : 

"O'er Roslin all that dreary night 

A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam ■ 
Twas broader than the watuh-flre light 

And redder than the bright moonbeam 
It glared on Roslin's castled roik, 
^ It ruddied all the copse-wood glen ■ 
Twas seen from Dryden's groves of oak. 

And seen from caverned Hawthoruden. 
Seemed all on Are that chapel proud, 

Where Roslin's chief uncofflned lie • 
Each Baron for a sable shroud 

Sheathed in his iron panoply." 

The present earl was described as a very fair 
man, great stature, broad bodied, the tradi- 
tional yellow hair, and well proportioned. He 
married Margaret, daughter of Archibald, 
fourth Earl of Douglass. He married (sec- 
ond) Marjorie, daughter of Alexander Suth- 
erland, of Dunbeath. Children by Margaret: 
William, and Catherine, who married the Duke 
of Albany. ^ By Majorie he had Sir Oliver, 
Wilham, his successor in the earldom ; Sir 
David, Robert, John. Bishop nominate of 
Caithness; Eleanor, Elizabeth. Marion and 

^ (XVIII) William (9), second Earl of 
Caithness, was the seconti son of William (8) 
and Marjorie (Sutherland) St. Clair. He 
was killed at that desperate and death-dealing 
bout between the Highlanders and the English 
on Flodden field. His marriage was with 
Mary, daughter of .Sir William Keith. Chil- 
dren : John and Alexander. 

(XIX) John, third Earl of Caithness, was 
the eldest son of W'illiam (9) and Mary 
(Keith) Sinclair. He invaded Orkney and 
was met by a body of Orcadians, commanded 
by James Sinclair, governor of Kirkwall Cas- 
tle, and the earl and five hundred of his fol- 
lowers were slain. He married Elizabeth, 


daughter of Sir William Sutherland, of Duf- 
fus. Heirs: William, who died issueless; 
George and David. 

(XX) George, fourth Earl of Caithness, 
was the second son of John and Elizabeth 
( Sutlierland ) Sinclair, lie was a cruel, malev- 
olent man and imprisoned his own brother. 
He was in favor with the crown, however, and 
held high offices of trust, with Justiciar of 
Caithness and sat as a peer at the trial of 
Bothwcll. He died September 9, 1582. He 
had married Elizabeth, daughter of Earl of 
Montrose, and tlieir i>sue was John, William, 
George, Barbara, Elizabeth, Janet and another 

(XXI) John (2), Master of Caithness, was 
the oldest "son of George and Elizabeth Sin- 
clair, and died in Girnigo Castle, 1576. In 
1543 he obtained from Queen Mary a charter 
by wliich the earldom became a male fee to 
him and heirs male. He married Jean, daugh- 
ter of Patrick, Earl of Bothwell, and (second) 
Bessie Gunn. Children: George, James, who 
was the ancestor of General Arthur St. Clair 
of revolutionary fame, who settled in Penn- 
sylvania ; John, Agnes and Henry. 

(XXII) Henry (5), youngest son of John 
(2) and Jean Sinclair, received a conveyance 
from his brother, Earl George, of part of the 
lands of Borrowstone and Lybster with the 
"miln and fishings," and he made a reversion 
of them to the earl September 23, 1606. He 
died of paralysis while besieging the castle of 
Kirkw-all in 1614. He married Janet Suther- 
land and had a son John. 

(XXIII) John (3) there is cumulative force 
in saying was the son of Henry (5) and Janet 
(Sutherland) Sinclair, was born about 1630, 
and was in E.xeter, New- Hampshire, in 1658, 
living on Wheelwright creek. After many 
centuries he landed on the shores of the broad 
Atlantic, where mayhap some of his Norse 
ancestors, some "viking bold," had moored 
his dragon ship. John and his descendants 
spelled his name phonetically as Sinkler. It 
was a common occurrence for a man in com- 
ing to a new country to change the way of 
spelling his name. Exeter was settled by in- 
voluntary emigrants, led by Rev. John Wheel- 
wright, who was ostracised from the old Bay 
Colony on account of his Antinionianism. The 
Puritans left the other side of the Atlantic 
because of religious intolerance and no sooner 
had they set foot here than they had troubles 
of their own making. They bounced out 
Roger Williams.* John Wheelwright, perse- 
cuted the quiet Quakers and hung the witches 
in old Salem. This was doling out medicine 

to their neighbors which they had refused in 
iconoclastic England and had traveled far to 
avoid, and certainly shows an inconsistency 
difficult to explain. It is not known whether 
our John was of the Wheelwright set ; at 
any rate, the colony was feeble and glad of 
any accessions. In 1659 ^<^ purchased sixteen 
acres of land, and the town thought enough 
of him to grant him "fyften acres"' October 10, 
1664, "lying on the old Salesbury way, be- 
yond James Walls land," and in 1680 twenty 
acres more. They had the usual neighbor- 
hood troubles in those da3's and there was a 
dispute relative to the line betwixt him arid 
Leftenant Hall. It was referred out for set- 
tlement, but John sued Ralph Hall for tres- 
pass (see Norfolk county records, for New 
Hampshire was under Massachusetts jurisdic- 
tion). He took the oath of allegiance and 
fidelity in November, 1677, and December 6, 
1678, he took title to twenty acres of upland 
from Daniel Robinson. John Mason had been 
granted New Hampshire by a patent from the 
crown, and his representative was Edward 
Cranfield, an arrogant, arbitrary magistrate, 
who ruled his subjects with a rod of iron. 
Public feeling ran high against him, and open 
rebellion broke out. A petition was sent to 
his Majesty, which may be seen in the Mas- 
sachusetts archives, praying for relief, and this 
petition bears John Sinkler's signature, though 
he made a mark to his will. He was a sturdy 
man, full of the Scotch traditions of pluck,, 
frugality and persistence, and accumulated his 
share of this world's goods to cheer his life in 
the "sere, the yellow leaf." His province rate 
was sixteen shillings and four pence. He w-as 
the basic ancestor of most of the Sinclairs and 
St. Clairs in America. Their diverging lines 
are many, and their abodes are everywhere the 
sun shineth. His w-ill was made September 
14, 1700, to which he made his mark, a round 
robin. The first name of his wife was Mary. 
She died, and he next married one Deborah. 
She was a shrewd woman, and drove a good 
bargain, having an eye to the main chance. 
She made a business contract with John be- 
fore marriage, anticipating the modern sociolo- 
gists. W'e imagine it was not wholly a real 
love ai¥air. Issue : James, Mary. Sarah, 
Maria and John. 

(XXR^) James, eldest son of John (3) and 
Mary Sinkler, was born in Exeter, July 27, 
1760, and this town, beside the tidal Swam- 
scott, was always his home. He was a hus- 
bandman. At sixteen he entered the military 
service in King Philip's war, in Captain John 
Holbrook's company, and took the oath of al- 



legiance and fidelity November 30, 1677. He 
signed the petition condemning the despotic 
Crandall, and his bold signature- may be seen 
in the Massachusetts archives. He was a con- 
stable in 1694, jur}man in 1703, selectman in 
1695, 1700 and 1706. The Indians hung like 
a pall over the little community and fell upon 
the unprotected settlers unawares. They knew 
not of their impending doom till too late. The 
home of John Sinkler had been marked for 
pillage, but an accidental discovery of the lurk- 
ing foe in ambush prevented the terrible catas- 
trophe. John was used to the discomforts of 
the camp and the sword-play of the field ; for 
thirty years of his life was more or less on 
the march or the defensive. He bore the title 
of sergeant. He was one of the proprietors 
of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, and notwith- 
standing his blood-letting encounters and his 
long, wearying journeys from home and loved 
ones, John's life was on the whole a winner 
and things ran smoothly and prosperously 
enough considering the trying times in which 
fate had cast his lot, and as his sun dipped 
toward the western horizon he had the where- 
withal to make his last days "days of peace." 
His will was made July 23, 1732, and his 
province rate was two pounds, eighteen shill- 
ings and six pence. He married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Richard and Prudence (W'aldron) 
Scammons, who was born May 31, 1673. 
Progeny : John, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, 
Richard, Ebenezer, Benjamin, Mercy, Martha, 
David, Zesiah and Mary. 

. (XXV) Joseph, second son of James and 
Alary (Scammons) Sinkler, was born in Exe- 
ter, 1692. He was one of the original pro- 
prietors of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, and 
by the will of his father received forty acres of 
land in Epping, New Hampshire. His name 
is upon a petition in the state house at Con- 
cord, New Hampshire, regarding an election 
in Newmarket. He lived in South Newmarket, 
now Newfields, New Hampshire, on Smart 
Creek. "Westward the star of the empire takes 
its course.'" Joseph disposed of his holdings in 
Newmarket, and being of an adventurous turn, 
acquired of the Masonian proprietors a tract 
of land on Buck street, in the town of Pem- 
broke, New Hampshire, and plunged into the 
wilderness. His was lot number one, .of fifty- 
nine acres, and was near what is now Sun- 
cook, on the banks of the musical Merrimack. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Lyford, of Exeter. Children : Thomas, Jo- 
seph. John and James. 

(XXVI) Thomas, eldest son of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Lyford) Sinkler, was born in 

South Newmarket, now Newfields, in 1721, 
and is the first time the name Thomas ap- 
pears in the family, which conies from the 
Lyford line of his mother. He went with his 
father to Buck street, Pembroke, the people 
hereaway partially obtaining their living by 
fishing for lamphrey eels in the Merrimack. 
In order to protect the fish in the river, a 
petition was sent to the state government to 
restrain fishing on certain days. Thomas 
signed this, and we may infer he was a fisher- 
man as well as a farmer. This was probably 
the first attempt made in the United States to 
protect fish by law, and the Buck street peti- 
tioners builded better than they knew. . The 
roaming spirit was still upon Thomas, and he 
purchased, September 21, 1764, a farm in "El- 
lonstown," now Allenstown, which adjoined 
Pembroke. To this place he transferred his 
household abode only to remain one year. 
Sanborntown, New Hampshire, was the next 
place to enroll him as a citizen, and his farm 
of ninety acres was on Steel Hill. He was 
surveyor of highways, tythingman, and signed 
the Association test in 1776. True to his kin- 
dred, he could not remain idle when the smell 
of powder was in the air, and we accordingly 
find him in Captain Chase Taylor's company. 
Colonel Stickney's regiment, and General 
Stark's brigade. They joined the northern 
continental army, but went only as far as 
Charlestown, New Hampshire. Thomas once 
was young, whereas now he was getting old 
and decrepit. The weight of seventy-two win- 
ters that had rolled past rested upon his stoop- 
ing shoulders somewhat heavily, and the clouds 
of eternity were sweeping down upon him. 
He had been a pioneer in four towns, South 
Newmarket. Pembroke, Allenstown and San- 
borntown. Right nobly he had done the work 
of a town builder. It would seem he had but 
one more move to make, and that to his last 
resting place, but his courage was yet good. 
The flow of emigration was still westward, 
and Vermont was the objective point of many. 
Two of his brothers had already gone there, 
also his son Benjamin. Together with his son 
James, he went to Hardwick, Vermont, and 
living a few years, his bones were laid at rest 
in December. 1796, in a cofifin painted black. 
The records do not state the name of his wife. 
His descendants, named from both classical 
and biblical sources, were : Thomas, Sarah, 
Bathsheba, James, Zebulon and Constantine. 

(XX\'II) Thomas (2), second son of 
Thomas (i) Sinkler, was born in Newmarket, 
April 14, 1751. He settled in Aleredith, New 
Hampshire, on Lake Winnepesaukee. His 


home was in the Pease school district near the 
Oak Hill church, and the farm he occupied is 
now owned by a son of Thomas Veascy. 
Thomas was a tall, slender man, and not 
blessed with the best of health, which was 
contrary to the Sinklers, a robust race. He 
died of consumption, a taint which probably 
came into the family from other lines. He 
attended the Free Baptist church, and though 
not a communicant, the reading of the good 
Book was a daily custom in his home not hon- 
ored in the breach. He was a home body, in- 
oflfensive of manner, attended to his private af- 
fairs, taking very little interest in public mat- 
ters. He married Alary Weed, of Stratham. 
New Hampshire, w'ho was born October 25. 
1755. 5he died. He married (second) Nancy 
Pike, of Meredith, who was thirty-four at the 
time. Six of his children were borne by 
Mary and two by Nancy. John Meed, James, 
Thomas. Mary, William, Joseph, Sarah and 

(XX\Tn) James (2), second son of Thom- 
as (2) and Mary (Meed) Sinkler, was born 
in Meredith, New Hampshire, May 9, 1777. 
He changed the orthography of the name to 
St. Clair, and defying the laws of emigration, 
turned his steps eastward, landing at Owls 
Head, Thomaston, Maine, December 5, 1803. 
This was an undeveloped region, but fast com- 
ing into notice as a migrating point for Alas- 
sachusetts people. He was a joiner and 
worked at his trade in Thomaston, Warren 
and Union, Maine. He invested in ninety-six 
acres of wild land in Union, and built a log 
hut thereon. The new land was rich and fer- 
tile, and jjroduced abundant harvests under the 
magic touch of the husbandman. Wild beasts 
were troublesome, and his wife often fright- 
ened away the bears as they were breaking 
down the corn. Both husband and wife were 
devoted Christians, and the "St Clair path" 
over the hill, along which they went to church, 
still marks the way. He was dark complex- 
ioned, black hair and eyes, six feet and one 
inch tall, weighing one hundred and ninety 
pounds. He married Sally Wiggin, of Stra- 
tham, New Hampshire, who was born Sep- 
tember 18, 1778, and died Jime 5, 1868, a 
nonagenarian. Posterity: Lavina, Mary, 
George Washington, Mehala. Thurza, James 
Madison, Erastus, Sarah, Lucy L., Abigail B. 
and Guildford D. 

(XXIX) Guildford Dudley, youngest son of 
James (2) and Sally (Wiggin) St. Clair, was 
born in Union, Maine, September 30, 1824, 
residing in Camden, that state, and was a ship 
carpenter and farmer. He assisted in the con- 

struction of many ships for the government in 
war time, and was in Maryland and \'irginia 
manufacturing ship timber for the northern 
market, in 1877 he retired to his farm in 
Camden, near Raggcil mountain. He was a 
pronounced Republican, taking a deep interest 
in public questions of the day, and was an 
omniferous reader. He married Leonore 
Helen, daughter of Colonel Asa and Hannah 
(King) Payson, of Hope, Maine. She was 
a schoolteacher, and a w'oman of rare intelli- 
gence and much executive ability. Issue : 
Ashley, George I'\, Lauriston F., Edna P., 
Eva L., Grace L. and Elmer C. 

(XXX) Ashley, eldest son of Guildford 
Dudley and Leonore Helen (Payson) St. 
Clair, was born in Camden, Maine, IMarch 22, 
1847. He was educated in the public schools 
of Camden and at the Normal school at Farm- 
ington, Maine, where he graduated in i86g. 
He came to Calais, where he taught school for 
twenty-five years as principal of the high 
school. He studied law in the otifice of I Ion. 
George M. Hanson, and was admitted to the 
Maine bar in 1894, when he formed a partner- 
ship w-ith his old law preceptor. He was 
elected superintendent of schools for Calais in 
1904 and has been relected every year since. 
He has been a member of the Calais city coun- 
cil, and run one year for the office of county 
attorney on the Prohibitory ticket. He is now 
a Republican and very active in party coun- 
cils. He is a member of the Baptist church, 
as also are his family. He is a member of 
Calais Lodge, No. 45, Knights of Pythias, of 
the Joel A. Hancock Post, No. 34, Grand 
Army of the Republic, of which he is past 
commander. He enlisted in Company E., 
Second Maine Cavalry, for three years from 
November 10, 1863, and served till the end of 
the war. His service was in the Department 
of the Gulf, under General Banks. His battal- 
ion was stationed much of the time at New 
Orleans. He had his horse shot from under 
him in a skirmish at Marianne, Florida, and 
his sabre was shot away from his side at the 
same time, in a raid when the rebel legislature 
was dispersed. He married, in Philips, JMaine, 
September 17, 1871, Sarah Evelyn, daughter 
of James and Sarah Tarbox, of Philips. She 
was born in Philips in 1850, died Januar\' 20, 
1887. Their children were three : Louisa Eve- 
lyn, born January 3, 1872, in Philips, married 
William A. Holman, of Rockland. Maine; Eda, 
born August 18, 1874; Alice Winifred, born 
September 2-, 1883, died .August \2, 1885. He 
married (second) Mary Louise, daughter of 
Isaac and Mary Hanson, of Calais, August 6, 



1890, and three children resulted from this 
union: Mary Phyllis, born December 7, i8gi ; 
George Ashley, February 19, 1894; and 
Guildford Payson, January 22, 1896. They 
are all in the Calais public schools. 

This family is not so nu- 
HODGKINS merously represented in this 
country as many others, but 
it was early imported from England, and has 
borne its full share in proportion to numbers, 
in developing the civilization in the settlement 
of the nation. It has been conspicuous in 
Maine from an early period and sent out to 
other states from this commonwealth many 
worthy representatives. 

(I) William Hodgkins, immigrant ances- 
tor, was born before 1600 in England and 
came to Plymouth, New Hampshire, among 
the early settlers. He was admitted freeman 
in 1634 and served as juryman in 1636 at 
Plymouth. It is probable that his first wife 
died in England. He married (second) De- 
cember 21, 1638, Anne Hynes, at Plymouth, 
who deposed March 2, 1641, that she had 
lived at the house of Mr. Derby, father of 
John and Richard Derby. In 1643, January 
2, Mr. Hodgkins placed his daughter Sarah 
with Thomas and Winfred Whitney to remain 
until twenty years of age. He removed to 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, about 164 1, and prob- 
ably died there. His children born of the first 
marriage were : William and Sarah. Those 
of the second : A child born at Ipswich, No- 
vember 30, 1647, ^"'J Samuel, 1654. 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) 
Hodgkins, was born 1622, in England, and 
came with his father to Ipswich in 1641. He 
resided near Little Neck in the town of Ips- 
wich for over fifty years, beginning about 
1641, and died December 26, 1693. He mar- 
ried Grace, daughter of Osmond Dutch, of 
Gloucester, Massachusetts, and they were the 
parents of William, Samuel, Mary, Edward, 
Hezekiah, Thomas, Christopher, John, Mar- 
tha, Abigail and Hannah. 

(III) Samuel, son of William (2) and 
Grace (Dutch) Hodgkins, was born Novem- 
ber 2, 1658, in Ipswich, and settled in Glouces- 
ter before 1684. In 1694 he was appointed to 
keep the ferry at Tyndall Cove, where he had 
already built a house. By trade he was a shoe- 
maker. His first wife, Hannah, was born 
about 1660, died July 28, 1724, and he mar- 
ried (second) May 3, 1725, Mary Stock- 
bridge. His children were : Samuel, Han- 
nah, John, Philip, William, Adam, Jedediah,. 

Patience, Abigail, Mercy, David, Martha, 
Anna, Jonathan and Experience. 

(1\') Philip, fourth son of Samuel and Han- 
nah Hodgkins, was born January 25, 1690, in 
CSloucester, and removed to Falmoutli, Alaine, 
in company with his brother Jedediah ; the 
latter was married in 1722 at Gloucester to 
Sarah Millet, of that town, and had born 
there before his removal two daughters, Sarah 
and Judith. 

(V) Philip (2) and Shemuel, probably sons 
of Philip (i) Hodgkins, of Gloucester, were 
settlers about 1774 in Hancock, jMaine, on the 
banks of the Skillings river, about ten miles 
north of Mt. Desert Island. Others of the 
name in that vicinity were : Moses and Ed- 
ward Hodgkins, and all had farms in the same 
vicinity. That of Philip consisted of one hun- 
dred and sixty-five acres and fifty-six rods, at 
F"renchman's Bay, at the mouth of the Skill- 
ings river, in what is now Marlboro. He had 
children : Edward, Jane, James, Mary, Lucy, 
Moses, Samuel and William. ( Samuel and 
descendants receive mention in this article. ) 

(VI) Samuel, fourth son of Philip (2) 
Hodgkins, married Sally Flagg and their chil- 
dren included ; Philip, Eben, Selinda, Xancy, 
Eunice, Hannah, Polly, Susan and Sally. 

(VH) Philip (3), elder son of Samuel and 
Sally (Flagg) Hodgkins, married Mary Blunt, 
and their children were : Edmund, Alfred, 
Sophia, Amanda, Walter, Wallace and Jeffer- 

(VIII) Colonel Jefferson, youngest son of 
Philip (3) and IMary (Blunt) Hodgkins. was 
born October 27, 1844, at Lamoine, Maine, 
and attended the public schools of his native 
town. When a young man he became a sailor 
and for several years went out from New 
York and Boston. He served his. country as 
private in Company C, Twenty-sixth Maine 
Infantry, enlisting from Trenton, now La- 
moine, and was mustered out with his regi- 
ment at Bangor. In 1867 he removed to Cali- 
fornia and engaged in farming for a time, 
then became a railway engineer, and drove the 
first stake for the Southern Pacific railroad in 
1868. He removed to Kansas and joined a 
United States preliminary survey party, spend- 
ing two years in the Chickasaw Lands. He 
was taken sick in Kansas and his illness lasted 
long enough to compel the expenditure of the 
money he had saved, and in 1872 he arrived in 
Chicago with only two and a half dollars in 
his possession. The first work he did in that 
city was loading sand on the dock. He was 
for three years superintendent of the Chicago 



Dredging & Duck Company, and then en- 
gaged in contracting business for himself. 
About 1 88 1 he organized and became president 
of Kimball & Cobb Stone Company-, after a 
few years consolidating with Browncll Im- 
provement Company, of which company he is 
now president. The firm's principal quarries 
are located a few miles south of Chicago, at 
Thornton. Illinois, where they own five hun- 
dred acres and have an annual capacity of five 
hundred thousand cubic yards of crushed 
stone. They also have extensive lime kilns, 
and take large contracts for elevating the 
tracks of railroad companies within the city of 
Chicago. He is independent in his religious 
views, is a Republican, served two terms as 
commissioner for Cook county, and was for 
twelve years one of the South Park commis- 
sioners. He is a member of the order of An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons, being a 
Knight Templar, and belongs to clubs as fol- 
lows : Union League, Chicago Club of Lake 
Geneva. South Shore and Commercial. Colonel 
Hodgkins served on the military staff of Jo- 
seph Fifer during that governor's term, in the 
state of Illinois. He is a member of Columbia 
Post, Grand Army of the Republic, also Vet- 
eran's Club. He is a director of the Engle- 
wood State Bank of Chicago. He married 
Jennie, daughter of William Lewis, of Orange, 
New Jersey, and they have two children. Wil- 
liam Lewis and one adopted daughter, Edna, 
who married Roy Adams. 

(IX) William Lewis, only son of Colonel 
Jefferson and Jennie (Lewis) Hodgkins, was 
born May 15, 1875, at Chicago. He received 
his education in the public schools of Chicago 
and Purdue L'nivcrsity of Lafayette, Indiana, 
graduating with the class of 1897. ^1 th^^ 
year he entered the service of Brownell Im- 
provement Company, of which he is now vice- 
president. He is a member of Builders', 
Union League, Chicago Yacht, Lake Geneva, 
Kenwood and Midlothian clubs. November 
24, 1903, he married May Press. 

(\T) William, youngest son of Philip (2) 
Hodgkins, married Susan Doane, and they 
were the parents of: Samuel, Nathan, Thomas, 
Asa, Eliza, Phoebe, Daniel, William, Alartha 
and Henry. 

(VII) Thomas, third son of William and 
Susan (Doane) Hodgkins, married Margaret 
Moon, and their children were: Asa, Roland, 
Curtis. Caroline. Fairfield and Thomas Jefifer- 

(\TII) Tliomas JefTerson, youngest son of 
Thomas and Margaret (Moon) Hodgkins, 
was born September 20, 1844, at Hancock, 

Maine. Attended the schools of his native 
town, also seminaries at East Corinth and 
Bucksport, Maine. At the age of seventeen 
he began teaching schools, which he followed 
during fall and winter months in his native 
and adjoining towns for fifteen years with 
marked success. \\'hile teaching he was also 
engaged in farming and fishing business. Fol- 
lowing this for five years he engaged in fire 
insurance and cooperage business. Served his 
town one term as member of the town board 
and assessor, and three years as school su- 
pervisor. For several years was in charge of 
the office and general stor^ of the Stimpson 
Granite Company of Sullivan, Maine. In 
1887 he removed to Chicago, Illinois, when 
he became conncited with the firm of L. A. 
Marshall, general contractors. After spend- 
ing two years with this firm he was for two 
years secretary and general manager of the 
Minnehaha Granite Company of Rowena, 
South Dakota. Following this he entered the 
employ of Thomas J. Ryan on the Chicago 
Board of Trade, with whom he remained for 
four years as chief and confidential clerk. 
Since 1895 he has been in the employ of the 
Brownell Improvement Company of Chicago 
as manager of the sand and cinder depart- 
ments and now general salesman. He is a 
Democrat, and independent in religious views. 
January 5, 1867, he married Myra Cecelia, 
daughter of Jeremiah Wooster, of Hancock, 
Maine. They became the parents of: Sarah 
Wooster, Harriet Mabel and Harold Curtis. 

Among the passengers of the 
FULLER "Mayflower," 1620, were Ed- 
ward and Samuel Fuller, who 
have been mentioned by various chroniclers of 
early colonial history as the "famous broth- 
ers." They were among the signers of the 
compact. Edward Fuller and his wife both 
died in 1621, during the second winter after 
the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. They had a 
son Samuel, who came in the "Mayflower," 
and also a son Matthew,' who did not come 
over until 1623, and then in company with 
Bridget, wife of Dr. Samuel, brother of Ed- 

(I) Dr. Samuel Fuller of the "Mayflower," 
progenitor of the family here under considera- 
tion, was a physician of much skill and a man 
who was distinguished for his great piety and 
upright character. He lived in the Plymouth 
colony and died there in 1633. He married 
(first) in London, England, Elsie Glascock, 
who died before 1613; married (second) in 
Leyden, Holland, in 1613, Agnes Carpenter, 



who died before 1617; and married (third) in 
Leyden, in 1617, Bridget Lee, who came over 
in the "Ann" in 1623, in company with 
Matthew, son of Edwanl Fuller. She also 
brought with her an infant child, who died 
soon after she arrived at Plymouth. Dr. Sam- 
uel and Bridget (Lee) Fuller had two chil- 
dren born in Plymouth, Samuel and ]\Iercy, 
the latter of whom married Ralph James. 

(II) Samuel (2), son of Dr. Samuel (i) 
and Bridget (Lee) Fuller, lived in Aliddleboro, 
Massachusetts. The baptismal name of his 
wife was Elizabeth, and she bore him seven 
children: i. Mercy, married Daniel Cole. 2. 
Samuel, born 1659. 3- Experience! married 
James Wood. 4. John. 3. Elizabeth, married 
Samuel Eaton. 6. Hannah, married Eleazer 
Lewis. 7. Isaac. 

(III) Samuel (3), of Plympton, Massachu- 
setts, son of Samuel (2) and Elizabeth Fuller, 
of Middleboro, was born in 1659, married 
Mercy Eaton and had by her eleven children : 
I. Nathaniel, born 1687. 2. Samuel, 1689. 3. 
William, 1691. 4. Seth, 1692, married (first) 
Sarah, daughter of Adam Wright, (second) 
widow DelDorah Cole. 5. Ebenezer, 1695, 
married Joanna Gray. 6. Benjamin, 1696. 7. 
Elizabeth, 1697. 8. John, 1698. 9. Jabez, 
1701. ID. ]\Iercy, 1702, married Ebenezer 
Raymond. 11. James, 1704, married Judith, 
daughter of Henry Rickard. 

( I\') Xathaniel, son of Samuel (3) and 
Mercy (Eaton) Fuller, was born probably in 
Plympton. Massachusetts, in 1687, and mar- 
ried in 1712. IMartha Sampson. They had 
seven children: i. Sarah, born 1712, married 
(first) Isaac Sturtevant, of Halifax, (second) 
probably Austin Bearce. 2. Ruth, 1714, mar- 
ried James Cobb. 3. Amos, 1719, married 
(firr-t) Abigail Harlow, (second) Rachel 

. 4. Xathaniel, 1721, married Lydia 

Perry. 5. Barnabas, 1723. 6. Jesse, 1726. 7. 
Samuel, 1729. 

{V ) Barnabas, son of Nathaniel and ]\Iar- 
tha (Sampson) Fuller, was born in 1723, and 
married in 1748 Rebecca Cushman, a de- 
scendant of the fifth generation of Robert 
Cushman, who was born in England about 
1580 and about 1602 joined the church at 
Scrooby with Rev. John Robinson, Elder 
Brewster, Governor Carver, Governor Brad- 
ford, Isaac Allerton and others. It was he 
who hired the "Mayflower" for the transpor- 
tation of the first colony of Pilgrims, 1620, 
while he and his son Thomas took passage in 
the "Fortune" in 1621. He was a preacher, 
although not a clergyman, and the day before 
he sailed he preached a sermon to his old 

friends and gave them great hope and cour- 
age, notwithstanding their misfortunes. It 
was a remarkable discourse, and was the first 
printed sermon delivered in New England. 
He was influential in securing the charter for 
the Plymouth colony and also took a promi- 
nent part in the settlement of the Massachu- 
setts Bay colony at Cape Ann. He died sud- 
denly in 1625. Governor Bradford said of 
him that "he was our right hand with the ad- 
venturers, who for diverse years has managed 
all our business with them to our great ad- 
vantage." The name of his wife is not known, 
and his son Thomas, who came with his father, 
is the only child of wdnom there is a record. 
Barnabas and Rebecca (Cushman) Fuller had 
nine children : i. Jesse, born 1748. 2. Bar- 
zillai, 1 75 1. 3. Robert, 1752. 4. Martha, 
1754. 5. Azubah, 1736. 6. Joshua, 1758. 7. 
Rebecca, 1761. 8. Ruth, 1764. 9. Barnabas, 

(VI) Jesse, son of Barnabas and Rebecca 
(Cushman) Fuller, was born in 1748 and went 
to live in the province of Maine. The later 
years of his life were spent in Lincolnville, and 
he died there. He married Ruth, born Au- 
gust 7, 1738, daughter of Kimball Prince, 
born May 9, 1726, died 1814; married No- 
vember 13, 1749, Deborah, daughter of Dea- 
con John Fuller. Kimball Prince was a 
son of Job Prince, who was born in 

1695, ^nd whose wife was Abigail . 

Job Prince was a son of Thomas Prince, 
baptized August 3, 1638, and lived in 
Scituate, Massachusetts. He married Ruth 
Thomas, and had sons Thomas, Benja- 
min and Job. Thomas Prince was the young- 
est of twelve children of John Prince, who 
came from England and died in Hull, Massa- 
chusetts, August 6, 1676. He was a son of 
the Rev. John Prince, of Strafford, England. 
Jesse and" Ruth (Prince) Fuller had thirteen 
children: i. Joshua, born 1778, removed from 
Castine to Thomaston, Maine, in 1794, and 
there was apprenticed to the trade of car- 
penter and joiner with H. Prince : married 
Nancy Adams. 2. Deborah. 3. Captain Sam- 
uel, born 1782. 4. Jesse, died young. 5. 
Noah. 6. Ruth. 7. John. 8. Rebecca. 9. 
Barnabas. 10. Kimball. 11. IMartha. 12. 
Sarah. 13. Jesse. 

(ATI) Captain Samuel (4), son of Jesse 
and Ruth (Prince) Fuller, was born in 1782, 
probably in Castine, Maine, and died in Thom- 
aston in 1846. He went to Thomaston from 
Castine and there learned the trade of car- 
penter and joiner, but in 1807 removed to St. 
George. ]\Iaine. and for a time engaged in 



trade with H. Prince. Esquire. He afterward 
returned to Tliomastoii and carried on trade 
at Mill River, aijid also engaj;ed in coasting, 
in which latter occupation, being a ma.ster 
mariner, he acquired the title of captain. For 
a time also he lived in Boston, but .soon re- 
turned to Thomaslon, and was deputy sheriff 
from 1815 to 1S21, postmaster, register of 
deeds for the eastern district of Lincoln 
county. On July 9, 1806, he married Nancy 
Coombs, born St. George, Maine, December 
31, 1792, who carried on business as a mil- 
liner from the time she was sixteen years old 
until the time of her death, being then eighty- 
two years old. Captain Samuel and Nancy 
(Coombs) F'ullcr had twelve children: i. 
George \V., born May 23, 1808, died July 1, 
1808. 2. Colonel Sylvester, born Castine, No- 
vember 19, 1809, died January 10, 1855; lived 
in Thomaston and was a tavern keeper; mar- 
ried, April 8, 1837, Amelia D. Holmes. 3. 
Asa E., born March 8, 181 2, was a trader 
and lived in Thomaston; married (first) July 
5, 1846, Mary D. Snow; married (second) 
October 25, 1857, -^"n B. Snow. 4. Caroline 
S., born October 30, 1814, lived in Wiscasset 
and Thomaston ; married Edwin Rose. 5. 
Nancy, born August 19, 1816, was drowned 
in September, 1860; married, March 31, 1845, 
Charles N. Flopkins. 6. Sarah L., born De- 
cember 3, 1818, married, April 7, 1842, Cap- 
tain Jeremiah Murray, and removed to Cali- 
fornia. 7. Mary S., lx)rn March 18, 1821, 
married Captain John T. Spofford, and lived 
in Rockland, Maine. 8. Isabella B. P., born 
Boston, June 20, 1823, died on board the ship 
"Alice Counce" on the passage from Alel- 
bourne to Callao, and was buried in Thomas- 
ton, July 20, 1861 ; married Captain William 
John Singer. 9. Rev. Samuel Alexander, born 
July 10, 1825. in Boston. 10. Ruth J., born 
November 2, 1827, died April 19, 1850; was 
a music teacher and assistant regi.ster of deeds. 
II. Abby B., born iMarch 4, 1830, married 
Levi B. Miller and lived in Chelsea, Massa- 
chusetts. 12. Jane G., born October 4, 1842, 
married Captain William John Singer, of 

(\]I1) Rev. Samuel Alexander, son of Cap- 
tain Samuel and Nancy (Coombs) Fuller, was 
born jn Boston, Massachusetts, July 10, 1825, 
and for many years w^as a clergyman of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. He also was an 
artist of considerable celebrity and many fine 
portraits and landscape paintings have been 
produced by his brush. I''or fifteen vears he 
was connected with the East Maine' Confer- 
ence and afterward was transferred to the 

New England Conference. He preached sev- 
eral years at West Hampstead, giving his 
services where he felt the need of a chapel for 
the benefit of those children and older ones 
who could not go to the Centre. They at first 
formed a Sunday school and the interest in- 
creased, and in 1897 the Methodist Church of 
the New Flampstead Conference was estab- 
lished. He retired from the active work of 
the ministry about 1898. For many years, 
too, he was earnestly identified with the tem- 
perance work of the Massachusetts Total .\b- 
stinence Society. In 1862, during the second 
year of the civil war, he enlisted for nine 
months and served as chaplain of the First 
Maine \'olunleer Cavalry. On May 12, 1S55, 
Mr. Fuller married Susan Elizabeth Greenlaw, 
of Waldo, Maine, daughter of Alexander 
Greenlaw, who built the first framed house at 
\\'aIdo, aild sister of Alexander Greenlaw, a 
s(;l(lier of the civil war, and who was killed 
in the battle of Williamsburg, \irginia. Alex- 
ander Greenlaw, after leaving Maine, entered 
the Fortieth New York Regiment at West 
Cambridge, ^Massachusetts. Before departure 
he nailed the American flag on a very high 
pole, with the request that it remain for him 
to take down on his return. It floated as long 
as there was a vestige left. Rev. Samuel 
Alexander and Susan Elizabeth (Greenlaw) 
Fuller had three children: i. William John, 
born Newport, Maine, February 26, 1856; af- 
ter leaving the public schools he attended the 
Wilbraham Academy, at Wilbrahani, Massa- 
chusetts, and later was associated with his 
brother Samuel A. at law in Boston. While 
at his summer home at Derby he broke his 
arm, and died at the Massachusetts General 
Hospital of blood poisoning, July, 1906. He 
was married to Ada Spaulding, of Charles- 
town, Massachusetts, February, i8go; they had 
four children : Samuel Alexander, born No- 
vember, 1891 ; William John, September, 1S93 ; 
James Spaulding, 1895, died 1899; Benjamin 
Butler, November, 1905; all were born in 
Derry, New Hampshire. 2. Catherine Marie, 
born May 28, 1857. 3. Samuel Alexander, 
born Dresden, Maine, February 22, 1859, at- 
tended Pinkerton Academy of Derry, New 
Hampshire; studied law in the office of Steven 
B. Ives and Otis P. Lord, of Salem; after- 
ward at Boston University Law School ; was 
admitted to Essex bar in 1882, at Salem, Mas- 
sachuetts, and in 1886 went to Boston; mar- 
ried Sadie Isabella Dean, July i, 1895. at 
Somerville, Massachusetts ; five children : Dor- 
aihca Isabell, March 3, 1897; Susan Beatrice 
September i, 1898; William D., June 22, 



1900; Samuel Alexander, October 27, lyoi ; 
Earl Randolph, April 20, 1908. 

(IX) Catherine ^larie, only daughter of 
Rev. Samuel Alexander and Susan Elizabeth 
(Greenlaw) Fuller, was born in Brewer, 
Maine, iMa}- 28, 1857, and was educated in 
public schools in Searsport, Brew-er, Maine, 
^Irs. Hill's private school at North Brook- 
field. Leicester, jMillbury and Topsfield, ]\Ias- 
sachusetts, and Adams Female Seminary, at 
Derry, New- Hampshire, where she graduated 
in 1878. She is a member and treasurer of 
the Sons and Daughters of Maine Society, of 
Nashua, New^ Hampshire; the King's Daugh- 
ters, the Good Templars, of Hampstead, New 
Hampshire, and Daughters of Grand Army of 
the Republic, of Nashua. At Derry, New 
Hampshire, October 4, 1884, she married 
Charles A. Huntington, of Nashua, and had 
four children, three of whom were graduates 
of the Nashua public schools: 1. Edgar Al- 
stein, born August 22, 18S5, married, January 
31, 1904, Molly C. Brackett. 2. Helen Al- 
meda, June 22, 1889. 3. Anna ^lay, July 9, 
1893, died August i, 1894. 4. Isabel Fuller, 
March 31, 1895. 

The surname JMayo may be iden- 
AIAYO tical with IMayhew. a name dis- 
tinguished by Rev. Thomas May- 
hew-, the noble preacher to the Indians at Mar- 
tha's Vineyard, son of Thomas JMayhew, of 
Watertown, Massachusetts, but some authori- 
ties believe that the names are distinct and the 
immigrants not related, stating that 2\layo is 
distinctively an Irish name. 

(I) Rev. John ]\Iayo, immigrant ancestor 
of this family, was born in England, edu- 
cated there, and was presumably a college 
graduate. He came to New England in 1638 
or 1639, ^""i '" the latter year became teacher 
in Mr. Lothrop's church at Barnstable. Ply- 
mouth colony. He was admitted a freeman 
March 3, 1639-40, by the general court at 
Plymouth. About 1644 he removed to Nauset, 
or Nawset, later Eastham, Massachusetts, 
upon the gathering of a church at that place, 
and became the minister. There is no account 
of his connection with the church at Nauset 
in existing town or church records. Among 
the list of men able to bear arms in 1643 ™ 
Plymouth county, we find the names of Mr. 
Mayo and his sons Samuel and Nathaniel, all 
of Barnstable, however. Samuel i\Iayo and 
his father were of the forty-five original set- 
tlers of Barnstable. Mr. ^layo remained at 
Eastham until 1655, when he was called to 
Boston to become pastor of the Second 

Church, and ordained there November 9, 1655. 
He preached the election sermon before the 
general court in June, 1658. There is little 
known of ^Ir. Mayo's pastorate excepting 
what is contained in the church records in 
the handwriting of Rev. Increase Mather, wdio 
succeeded him in the ministry: "In the be- 
ginning of the year 1670, Mr. Mayo, the pas- 
tor, grew very infirm, insomuch as the con- 
gregation were unable to hear and be edified, 
wherefore the brethren (the pastor manifest- 
ing his concurrence) desired the teacher to 
take care for a supply of the congregation that 
the worshipful God may be upheld amongst 
us, wdiich was for the present by him consented 
to, as Christ should enable him." "Tn the 
15th of the 2d. month (April) 1673, ^Ir. iMayo 
removed his person and goods also from Bos- 
ton, to reside with his daughter in Barnstable 
wdiere (and at Yarmouth) since he hath lived 
a private life, not being able through the in- 
firmities of old age to do the work of the min- 

He died at Yarmouth, May 3, 1676, and 
was buried at Barnstable. His widow Tamsen 
died February 3, 1682. While living in Bos- 
ton, Mr. Mayo owned a house lot and house 
on Middle (now Hanover) street, thirty-eight 
by one hundred twenty feet, selling it in 1672 
for 210 pounds to Abraham Cording. A 
horse belonging to him was killed in the ex- 
pedition against King Philip at Blount Hope, 
in 1675. He must have been born as early 
as 1590, for his son Samuel at least was of 
age in 1640. A committee was appointed by 
the court to settle his estate upon his wife 
and children. June 7, 1676. The inventory 
was presented by his widow Thamasin, not in- 
cluding goods she brought at marriage. The 
division of the estate was agreed upon be- 
tween the widow, the son John, Samuel, Han- 
nah and Bathsheba, children of son Nathaniel, 
deceased: Joseph Howes; daughter Hannah 
Bacon. « 

Children, all born in England: i. Samuel, 
mentioned below. 2. Hannah, married Decem- 
ber 4, 1642, Nathaniel Bacon. 3. Elizabeth, 
married Joseph Howes, and died in 1701. 4. 
John, married, January i, 1651, Hannah Rey- 
croft, of Lecroft; had eight sons, of whom 
Daniel lived at Wellfieet ; children, born at 
Eastham: i. John, December 15, 1652; ii. 
Wilham, October 7, 1654; iii. James, October 
3, 1656; many descendants at Eastham; iv. 
Samuel, August 2, 1658: v. Elisha, November 
7, 1661 ; vi. Daniel, January 24, 1664; vii. Na- 
thaniel, April 2, 1667 ; viii. Thomas, June 24, 
1670, died young; ix. Thomas, July 15, 1672. 



5. Xatlianicl, married Febniar)- 13, 1650, Han- 
nah Prcncc. and lie died in 1661; children: 
Samuel, Hannah, Bathsheba. 

(II) Rev. Samuel, son of Rev. John -Mayo, 
was born about 1615, in England. He was 
ordained a teaching elder (minister) .April 15, 
1640, at I!arnstal)le, and was associated with 
his father there. His name does not appear in 
the settlement of his father's estate, but he 
probably had sold his interest to one of the 
other heirs. At any rate he was then living 
on Long Island, at a great distance. All au- 
thorities agree that he was the son of Rev. 
John. He followed the sea, and became mas- 
ter mariner: bought a large tract of land of 
the Indians at Uyster Bay. in 1653, and went 
thither about 1654. Four years or so later 
he settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he 
died in 1663. He married Thomazinc (same 
as Tamsen. etc.) Lumpkin, daughter of Will- 
iam and Thomasine Lumpkin. His wife joined 
the church at Barnstable, January 20, 1649. 
His name is one of the list of those able to 
bear arms in 1643. Children: i. ^lary. born 
at Barnstable, 1645. 2. Samuel, born at Barn- 
stable, 1647; baptized with Mary, February 3. 
1649. 3. Hannah, born at r.arnstable, 1650. 
baptized October 20, 1650. 4. Elizabeth, born 
at Barnstable, 1653, baptized May 22, 1653. 
5. Joseph, born at Oyster Bay, Long Island. 
1654-55. 6. John, born 1656-57; mentioned 
below. 7. Nathaniel, born at Boston, 1658. 
8. Sarah, born at Boston, 1660. 

(III) John (2). son of Samuel Mayo, was 
born in Oyster Bay. Long Island, 1656-57. 
He settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, and 
removed later to Harwich, now Brewster, 
Massachusetts, where he died February 15, 
1744. .He was elected the first representative 
to the general court from Harwich after it was 
incorporated, and served several years after- 
ward. He held many other important offices. 
A monument was erected on h^s grave in 
Brewster, and is still standing. He married, 
April 14, 1681, Hannah Freeman, born 1665, 
died February i, 1756, daughter of Major 
John and Mercy (Prence) Freeman. Her 
father was born in England, in 1628, and 
died at Eastham, October 28, 1719; her 
mother, Mercy Prence (or. Prince), was born 
at Plymouth, in 1631, died at Eastham, Sep- 
tember 28. 171 1 ; married, I'ebruary 13, 1649- 
50, Major John Freeman. She was daughter 
of Governor Thomas Prence, who was born 
in England, in 1600. and died at Plymouth, 
March 29. 1673 ; married. August 5, 1624, 
Patience Brewster, who was born in England, 
and died at Plymouth in 1634, daughter of 

Elder \\'illiam Brewster, born at Scrooby, 
England; married Mary ; died at Ply- 
mouth about April 18, 1643, one of the most 
distinguished Pilgrims who came in the "May- 
tlower" in 1620. All the descendants of this 
generation of the Mayo family are entitled to 
be classed as Mayflower descendants. Chil- 
dren of John and Hannah (Freeman) Mayo: 
I. Hannah, born January 8, 1682. 2. John, 
1683. 3. Samuel, July 16, 1684; mentioned 
below. 4. Mercy, 1688. 5. Rebecca, 1690. 6. 
Mary, 1694. 7. Joseph, i'696. 8. Elizabeth, 

(I\') Samuel (2), son of John (2) Mayo, 
was born in Harwich, July 16, 1684. He 
lived in the easterly part of liarwich, now the 
southerly part of Orleans, near which many 
of his descendants now reside. He married 
(first) Abigail Sparrow, (second) Mercy 
Snow. Children, all born at Harwich, by 
first wife (mentioned in will dated April 1(3, 
1759) • '■ Thomas, mentioned below. 2. Sam- 
uel, died young. 3. John, died young. 4. 
Samuel. 5. Rev. John. 

(\') Thomas, son of Samuel (2) Mayo, was 
born in Harwich, Massachusetts, about 1720. 
He settled in South Orleans, on or near the 
homestead, and was a farmer. He died at 
Orleans in 1794. He married (firsf) Feb- 
ruary 28, 1745; (second) October 27, 1757, 
Sarah Iliggins, widow. Children: 1. Thom- 
as. 2. Samuel, died young. 3. John, died 
young. 4. Samuel. 5. Rev. John. 6. James, 
mentioned below. 

(\T) James, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Higgins) Mayo, was born June 16. 1761. 
He lived in Orleans until after his marriage 
about that time, then settled in Hampden, 
Maine, probably just after the revolution. He 
was a soldier in the revolution, in Captain 
Isaiah Higgins' company, Major Zenas \Vins- 
low's regiment, at the alarms at Bedford and 
Falmouth, on Cape Cod, 1778. He married, 
and among his children was Jt)seph, mentioned 

(\'TI) Joseph, son of James Mayo, was 
born in Hampden, Alaine, about 1790-1800. 
He was educated in the public schools, and 
learned the trade of cooper in his native town, 
Hampden. He married and had Leonard, 
mentioned below. 

(VIII) Leonard, son of Joseph Mayo, was 
born in Hampden. Maine, and died at Hodg- 
don. ]^Iaine. He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town, where he also 
learned his trade as cooper. He was called 
to the ministry and studied divinity, was or- 
dained a Baptist minister at St. George, Maine, 


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and for many years followed the profession 
as minister of the gospel in North Haven, 
Surry. Deer Isle, Sherman and Hodgdon, 
Maine. He finally settled upon a farm that he 
bought in Hodgdon, and remained there the 
remainder of his life. He was a Republican 
in politics until his last years, when he voted 
the Prohibitionist party ticket. He married 
Nancy Wythington, born at Camden, Maine, 
died at Hodgdon. Children: i. Joseph S. 2. 
Emma. 3. Lizzie. 4. Edward Payson, men- 
tioned below. 5. William. 6. Harriet. 

(IX) Edward Payson, son of Leonard 
Mayo, was born at North Haven, April y, 
1853. He received his education in the pub- 
lic schools of Llodgdon and in Houlton Acad- 
emy. He then began to work as an appren- 
tice in the office of the Portland Daily Press, 
and was promoted step by step until he be- 
came the city editor. In 1878, after ten years 
on this newspaper, he purchased an interest in 
the Somerset Reporter, a weekly newspaper 
published in Skow began. He was in partner- 
ship in this venture with J. O. Smith. After 
seven years the firm was dissolved, and Mr. 
Mayo purchased the Fairfield Journal. A 
short time afterward he admitted W. S. Ladd 
to partnership in the business, and five years 
later he sold his interest to his partner. He 
then became the Boston and New York repre- 
sentative of the Lezi'iston Journal for one year, 
resigning to become manager and editor of 
the newspaper, Turf. Farm and Home, pub- 
lished at Auburn, and afterward was elected 
treasurer of the company. In 1894 the com- 
pany moved its plant to Waterville, and con- 
tinued to publish their newspaper under more 
favorable conditions. Mr. ilayo has been an 
important factor in the success of this well- 
known publication. 

Mr. Mayo is a Republican in politics. By 
appointment of Governor Hill he is state iiV 
spector of prisons and jails. He was formerly 
president of the Central Maine Fair Associa- 
tion, and is an institute speaker. He is sec- 
retary of the i\Iaine Conference of Charities 
and Correction, and member of Cascade 
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, Oakland, and 
of Unity Lodge, Odd Fellows, Portland. 

He married, October g, 1877, Fannie L. 
Higgins, born February 27, 1857, daughter of 
Henry D. and Helen (Dudley) Higgins. To 
them two children were born : Grace E., born 
June 27, 1879, and Marion D., born January 
12, 1886. Grace E. married William A. Ar- 
cher, of Fairfield, October 9, igoi. and they 
have two children : Wesley Mayo Archer, 
born November 3, 1902. and Edward Mayo 

Archer, born August 23, 1904. Marion D. 
was married, April 2, 1907, to George W. 
Powers, of Plattsburg, New York, and has 
one child, Gertrude I\layo Powers, born Octo- 
ber 29, 190S. 

The list of the passengers of the 
ROGERS "Mayflower" as preserved by 

Governor Bradford and given at 
the end of his history, cannot be overestimated 
by the genealogist. In this "List of May- 
flower Passengers," he gives : 

(I) "Thomas Rogers, and Joseph, his sone. 
His other children came afterwards." And 
thirty years after this record he writes : "And 
seeing that it hath pleased him to give me to 
see thirty years completed since these begin- 
nings ; and that the great works of his prov- 
idence are to be observed, I have thought it 
not unworthy my pains to take a view of the 
decreasings and increasings of these persons, 
and such changes as hath passed over them & 
theirs, in these thirty years. It may be of some 
use to those who come after, but however I 
shall rest in my owne benefite. I will there- 
fore take them in order as they lye." Against 
the name of Thomas Rogers he numbers the 
living persons "6," and records : "Thomas 
Rogers dyed in the first sickness, but his sone 
Joseph is still living and is married and hath 
6 children. The rest of Thomas Rogers 
(children) came over and are married & have 
many children." He was the eighteenth 
signer to the compact in the "Mayflower," No- 
vember II, 1620, and died in Eastham in 

(II) Lieutenant Joseph, probably eldest son 
of Thomas, the "Alayflower" passenger, was 
also a passenger with his father, and lived 
for some time in Duxbury, then in Sandwich, 
Plymouth Plantations, but removed to East- 
ham after 1654. He had two lots in the 
division of the lands of the Plantation, "on 
the south side of the brook, to the baywoods" 
in 1623, he probably having been granted one 
lot on account of his father, who died within 
the first six months of the existence of the 
colony. In the division of the cattle that had 
been imported, especially the "great white 
back cow that had been brought over on the 
ship Ann." he was made a shareholder in 
her yearling calf, a heifer, the ownership in 
which priceless property was shared bv thir- 
teen of the "passengers." including the Gov- 
ernor. This division was made in 1627. Con- 
stance Southworth, Samuel Nash, Frances 
Sprague, William Peabody and Christopher 
Wadswortli were with Governor Bradford 


and Joseph Rogers, the first settlers of Sand- 
wich, which became Duxbury upon its incor- 
poration as a town in 1637, and here Sarah, 
oldest child of Joseph and Hannah Rogers, 
was born, August 6, 1633, and died soon after. 
Their second'^child and first son, Joseph (2), 
was born in Sandwich, July 20, 1635, and 
married, April 4, 1660, Susannah, daughter of 
Stephen and Elizabeth (Ring) Deane. Stephen 
Deane was one of the pilgrims or "first com- 
ers," and arrived at Plymouth Plantation as 
one of the passengers of the "Fortune," the 
second vessel to arrive, making landing No- 
vember, 1621, being made up mostly of pas- 
sengers left behintl when the "Speedwell," the 
companion vessel to the "Mayfiower," was 
abandoned. He set up the first corn mill in 
the plantation, having been granted an ex- 
clusive right by the colony court in 1632, to 
erect a pounding mill. He married, as late as 
1627, Elizabeth, daughter of Widow iMary 
Ring, but whether Ring was her maiden name 
or the name of her mother's first husband, 
whose name is not recorded, it is impossible 
to ascertain. Stephen Deane died in Septem- 
ber, 1634, and his son-in-law, Joseph (2) Rog- 
ers, December 27, 1660. Thomas, third child 
of Joseph ( I ) Rogers, was born at Sandwich, 
March 30, and baptized May 6, 1638; Eliza- 
beth, fourth child, was born September 29, 
1639; John, fifth child, April 3, 1642; Mary, 
sixth, September 22, 1644; James, October 18, 
1648. According to Bradford's History, six 
of these children were living in 1650, and the 
eighth child, Hannah, was born August 18, 
1652. The father of these children gained his 
rank of lieutenant in the militia enrolled for 
protection against the Indians, and Lieutenant 
Joseph Rogers, the younger immigrant, died 
at Eastham, in the winter of 1677-78. He 
married his wife Hannah before 1631, and she 
was still living in that town January 12, 1678. 
In 1640. when Governor Bradford, on March 
2 of that year, surrendered to the freemen the 
patent to the colony which right to ownership 
had been taken in his name, Joseph Rogers 
was one of the "old comers" to share with 
the twenty-one others these lands which were 
divided in lots and assigned to each as his or 
her portion. Lieutenant Joseph Rogers gained 
his title from his prominence in the militia, 
which was made up of every able-bodied man 
in the colony. He had a brother John, of 
Marshfield, who became a noted man in the 
colony ; and a brother William, who settled in 
Hempstead, Long Island, in 1647. William 
had a son Noel, who removed from Hemp- 
stead to Branford, Connecticut. These chil- 

dren of Thomas came over in one of the 
many vessels that carried numerous Pilgrims 
to the shores of America between 1620 and 
1645, ^"'l ^s they were not in company, John 
may have come to Plymouth as a servant in 
some family, and William must have left the 
colony shortly after arriving and found an 
abiding place across the sound on Long Island, 
where his widow, Ann Rogers, died in 1069, 
and his son Noel removed to Branford, Con- 
necticut, about the same time, and there mar- 
ried, April 8, 1673, Elizabeth, daughter of 
IMicall and Elizabeth Tainlor, her father being 
a wealthy coaster trading on the New Eng- 
land coast. William Rogers may have come 
over in the ship "Increase," with James Rog- 
ers, possibly another son of Richard. The 
"Increase" left England April 15, 1635, and 
James liveil in Stratford and ^lilford, Con- 
necticut colony, and in 1658 settled perma- 
nently in New London, where he was counted 
as a man of wealth and power. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Rowland, of 
Stratford, and had children : Sanuiel, John, 
Baihsheba, James, John and Elizabeth. Lieu- 
tenant Joseph Rogers made his will Wednes- 
day 2, 12, January 1677-78; the day on which 
the inventory of his estate was made was 
Tuesday 15, 25, January, 1677-78, and he died 
probably a few days after the will was made. 
At this time the oldest surviving son, Thomas, 
was made executor of the estate, and his 
youngest son, James, was also living. Both 
of these sons died before October 30, and on 
November 9, 1678, Captain John and the only 
surviving son, John Rogers, were made ad- 
ministrators of the estate which was inven- 
toried as worth 56 pounds 9 shillings 1 1 pence. 
In his will he named his wife Hannah, his 
daughter Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Higgins, 
and their son Benjamin Higgins, who was 
giii'en two separate bequests, one on condition 
that he "the said grandson, l!enjamin Hig- 
gins, continued to his grandfather until he 

(Ill) James, youngest son of Lieutenant 
Joseph and Hannah Rogers, was born in East- 
ham, Plymouth Colony, October 18, 1648. He 
married, January 11, 1671, Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Snow) Paine, grand- 
daughter of Nicholas and Constance ( Hop- 
kins) Snow, and great-granddaughter of 
Stephen Plopkins, a passenger on the "May- 
flower,'' 1620. James Rogers was the owner 
of the homestead by the will of his father. 
James and Mary (Paine) Rogers had three 
children born in Eastham : James and Mary 
(twins), October 30, 1673, and Abigail,. 



March 2, 1677-78. He was an officer in the 
militia with the rank of lieutenant, and died 
in Eastham, Plymouth Colony, April 13, 1678, 
and his widow subsequently married Israel 
Cole, the wealthiest man livino; in Eastham. 

(1\) James (2), eldest child and only son 
of James (i) and Mary (Paine) Rogers, was 
born in Eastham, October 30, 1673. His par- 
ents named him Samuel, but his father having 
died when he was five years old, his mother 
desired to perpetuate the name of her husband, 
and caused him to be baptized in 1680 as 
James. He married, February 17, 1697, Su- 
sannah Tracy, and they lived in that part of 
Eastham now known as East Orleans. James 
Rogers died September 8, 175 1. Their chil- 
dren were: Alary, born . November 20, 169S; 
Isaac, December 8, 1701 ; Susannah, January 
ig, 1703-04; James (3), May 2, 1706; Abigail, 
August 3, 1708, and Thomas, October 2, 1710. 

(\') James (3), second son of James (2) 
and Susannah (Tracy) Rogers, was born in 
Eastham, Massachusetts, May 2, 1706. He 
married, May 21, 1730, Hannah Godfrey, of 
Chatham, Massachusetts, and settled in Or- 
leans, then a part of Eastham, where he died 
in February, 1759. The children of James 
and Hannah (Godfrey) Rogers were: Lydia, 
born April g, 1731 ; James, December 21, 
1732; Silvanus, May 14, 1736, died young; 
Prince, June 29, 1738; Samuel, August 7, 
1740; Silvanus, December 22, 1742; Susan- 
nah, October 19, 1748; Jonathan, August 3, 
1750. Prince Rogers removed to Hampden, 
Alaine, about 1780, but soon after returned to 
Eastham, Massachusetts, and later his son 
Prince removed to Maine and his descendants 
settled in Orrington and Brewer. 

(\T) Samuel, fourth son of James (3) and 
Hannah (Godfrey) Rogers, was born August 
7, 1740. He was of a roving disposition and 
his successive places of residence after he left 
Orleans were Orrington. Maine ; Eastham. 
Harwich and Nantucket, Massachusetts ; El- 
lington, Connecticut ; Castine, Orrington and 
Hampden, Maine. He married (first) De- 
borah Basset, of Chatham. November 12, 1762, 
and their children were : Lydia. born in East- 
ham, April 10, 1763; Deborah, June 27, 1765; 
Samuel, date of birth unknown ; James. June 
24. 1767; Nabby, July 23. 1780. He and his 
wife Deborah were members of the South 
Church, Eastham, before 1772, and some years 
after 1775 went to Orrington, Maine, where 
they resided for several years, returning to 
Orleans after selling their land in Maine to 
Jesse Rogers. He married (second) Amy, 
daughter of Elnathan and Hannah (Allen) 

Wing, of Harwich, Massachusetts, and widow 
of William Cooper, and while they lived at 
Ellington, Connecticut, their only child. Allen, 
was born, I'ebruary 21, 1786. His wife died 
in Orleans, Massachusetts, in 1804, and in 
1814 he was at Castine, when the British at- 
tacked that place, and he removed up the river 
to Hampden, where he died September 5, 1825. 
His brother Silvanus married Pricilla Young, 
and was living in Hampden, Maine, about 
1780. when his brother Prince was there, and 
they lived in lot No. 40, where their son Isaac 
and two daughters, their only children, were 

(\TI) Allen, only child of Samuel and Amy 
(Wing) Rogers, was born in Ellington, Con- 
necticut, February 21, 1786. He lived with 
his half-sister, Cynthia (Cooper) Wing, at 
Livermore. Maine, until he was twenty-one 
years of age, and then removed to Mt. Vernon, 
Maine, where he studied medicine with Dr. 
Ouimby, a physician of wide reputation, and 
on being admitted to practice he settled in Or- 
rington, Maine, removing in a few years to 
Hampden, Maine. He married (first) Mary 
\\'yman, born January 14, 1786, died May 18, 
1858; children: Lucinda, born December 30, 
1804, died June 3, 18S7: Cynthia, November 
29, 1806, died July 28, 1808; Samuel, March 
2~, i8og, died February 10, 1889; Allen (2), 
June 7, 181 1, died July 8, i860; Cynthia, Au- 
gust 7, 1813, died June 9, 1816; Mary, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1816, died June 27, 1875; William 
W., February 12, 1817, died September 7, 
1896; Frankhn, February 5, 1819, died May 
18, 1842; Eliza, May 16, 1821, died June 29, 
1829; Lovina, August i, 1823, died April 15, 
1835 ; Andelusia, March 7, 1826, died July 29, 
1830. The mother of these children died May 
18, 1858, and Dr. Allen Rogers married (sec- 
ond) Sarah (Wood) Ouimby, who had no 
children by this second marriage. Dr. Rogers 
died July 28, 1864. 

(VHI) William Wyman, third son and 
seventh child of Dr. Allen and Alary (Wy- 
man) Rogers, was born in Hampden, Maine, 
February 12, 1817. He began his active busi- 
ness life as a sailor, and became master of a 
vessel, and later was engaged with his brother 
Allen as a dealer in ship stores and groceries 
at Hampden Corners. He was next at Ells- 
worth, Alaine, where he was in the mill busi- 
ness and a furniture dealer. When his father 
gave up his drug business, William returned 
to Hampden and took the drug store owned 
by his father, and subsequently engaged in the 
coal and hay business. He married (first) 
Mary Stubbs ; children: William, born July 



23, 1840; Franklin G., June 10, 1844; George, 
March 14, 1845, died April 23, 1858; Henry, 
October 9, 1849, died August 10, 1881 ; Clara, 
June 28, 1850, 'died September 5, 1855; Eliza 
E., January 18, 1853; Allen E., April 21, 
1855. He married (second) Eunice Staples, 
widow of William Berry, of Stockton, Maine. 

(IX) Franklin Green, second son of William 
Wyman and Mary (Stubbs) Rogers, was 
born in Hampden, Maine, June 10, 1844. He 
was an apothecary in the drug store of his 
father, and when the civil war broke out he 
went as master's mate in the ship "Union," in 
the United States navy, and at the close of the 
war went to sea as master of a ship. After 
one or two voyages he returned home, took the 
drug store of his father, and was married 
December i, 1867, to Georgiana, daughter of 
Abisha and IMary Garland Higgins, and their 
three children were born in Hampden, as fol- 
lows : Clara, September 30, 1869; Franklin 
G., November 7, 1873, died December 25, 
1874; Allen, May 22, 1876. 

(X) Allen, youngest son of Franklin Green 
and Georgiana (Higgins) Rogers, was born 
in Hampden, Maine, January 22, 1876. He 
was prepared for college at Hampden Acad- 
emy, and was graduated at the University of 
Maine, B. S., 1897, and at the University of 
Pennsylvania, Ph. D., 1902. He served as 
an instructor in chemistry in the University of 
Maine, 1897-1900; was a graduate student at 
the University of Pennsylvania, 1900-02; sen- 
ior fellow of the University of Pennsylvania, 
1902-03; instructor in chemistry, University of 
Pennsylvania, 1903-04; research chemist, 
Oakes Manufacturing Company, New York 
City, 1904-05 ; instructor in industrial chem- 
istry, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 
since 1905. His university affiliations were 
with the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the 
Sigma Xi honorary society. His professional 
affiliations are membership in the American 
Chemical Society, the Society of Chemical In- 
dustry, the American Leather Chemical Asso- 
ciation, the American Electro-Chemical Soci- 
ety, and he is a member of the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education, and the 
Chemists Club. His church affiliation is with 
the Universalist denomination. He w-as mar- 
ried, in Hampden, Maine, December 25, 1897, 
to Maude Florence, daughter of Charles E. 
and Margaret (Wheelden) Couillard, of 
Hampden, Maine. Charles F. Couillard was 
a soldier in the civil war, and on returning 
from the war he married Margaret Wheelden, 
and their children are : Alice, Charles, George, 
Elvira, and Maude Florence, who was born 

in Hampden, Maine, April 14, 1878. The 
marriage of Dr. Allen and Maude Flor- 
ence (Couillard) Rogers was blessed on 
October 19, 1904, by the birth of a son, Allen 
Ellington Rogers. 

It has been asserted that the 
HIGGINS name of Higgins was origin- 
ally Higginson. but informa- 
tion derived from a careful study of the origin 
of English surnames makes it quite evident 
that Higgins and not Higginson was the par- 
ent name. The name is doubtless of Celtic or 
Irish origin and was Anglicized from Hu- 
gonis. Freeman's "Cape Cod Families" states 
that the latter name existed in England in the 
reign of Richard the Second. The first of 
the name in America was Richard Higgins, 
and the Charlestown family now in hand is 
the posterity of that immigrant. The Hig- 
ginscs were enrolled among the patriots in the 
American revolution. 

(I) Richard Higgins, the ancestor, was of 
Celtic origin, but seems to have emigrated to 
America from the south of England, though 
some of his descendants claim that he came 
from the north of Ireland. By trade he was 
a tailor. He was a man of great strength and 
integrity of character. His name appears in 
the Plymouth records as early as 1633, and 
he was one of the original settlers at East- 
ham, Cape Cod, in 1644. He married (first) 
November 23, 1634, Lydia Chandler; married 
(second) October, 1651, Mary Yates., Chil- 
dren of first marriage: i. Jonathan, born July, 
1637. 2. Benjamin, born July, 1640. Children 
of second wife : 3. Mary, born September 27. 
1632. 4. Eliakim, born October 20, 1634. 5. 
William, born December 15, 1655. 6. Judah, 
born March 5, 1657. 7. Zerma, born June, 
1658. 8. Thomas, born June, 1661. 9. Lydia, 
born July, 1664. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Richard and Lydia 
(Chandler) Higgins, born July, 1640, died 
March 14, 1691. He married. December 24, 
1661, Lydia, daughter of Edward Bangs. Chil- 
dren : Ichabod. Richard, John, Joshua, Lydia, 
Isaac, Benjamin, Samuel, Benjamin. The 
youngest child, Benjamin, married Sarah Free- 
man, a member of one of the choice old Ply- 
mouth families. Thomas, the second of the 
fourteen children of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Freeman) Higgins, married Abigail Paine, a 
woman of great religious faith, and their first 
child, Philip, purchased three miles of land 
near where the city of Bath now stands, and 
was the ancestor of most of the members of 
the Higgins family in that part of Maine. 




(III) Richard (2), son of Benjamin and 
Lydia (Bangs) Higgins, was born October 15, 
1664. He married, 1694, Sarah Freeman, of 
England. Children : Joshua, Eleazer, Theo- 
philus, Jedediah, Zaccheus, Esther, David, 
Reuben, Moses and Abigail. 

(IV) Reuben, son of Richard (2) and 
Sarah (Freeman) Higgins, was born 1709. 
He married . Children : Abigail, Han- 
nah, Reuben, Esther and Isaac. 

(V) Reuben (2), son of Reuben (i) Hig- 
gins, was born June 24, 1739. He removed 
from Cape Cod to Cape Elizabeth, Maine, at 

quite an early date. He married • . 

Children : Hannah Morton, Thankful, Reuben, 
Sylvanus, Eleazer, Alariah, Frances, Henry, 
Abigail, twin of Henry. 

(\T) Eleazer, son of Reuben (2) Higgins, 
was born at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, July 8, 
1772, died of billions colic at Yarmouth, No- 
vember 19, 1826. He was a man who had in- 
herited all the sturdy qualities of his ances- 
tors, and was of great influence in every com- 
munity in which he lived. He was one of the 
successful shipbuilders of Portland, and fol- 
lowed this work later on at Yarmouth. He 
purchased a farm in Gray, which his son 
managed, and Eleazer continued in active busi- 
ness and was superintending the building of 
a ship when his last sickness overcame him. 
He married Susanna Dyer, of Cape Elizabeth, 
born Jime 11, 1777, died November 3, 1S37. 
Children: i. Amos, born April 22, 1797, see 
forward. 2. Charlotte, born June 18, 1804, 
died February 28, 1875. 3. Arthur, born Feb- 
ruary 8, 1808, died February 6, 1888; mar- 
ried Susan Perley, of Gray, who bore him 
children : Martha, Orrin and Susan. 4. 
George, born June 29, 1809. 5. Charles, born 
May 20, 181 1, died April ig, 1883. 6. Alvin, 
born May 12, 1813, died 1890. 7. Elias Smith, 
born March 29, 1815, became a very successful 
manufacturer of carpets in New York City. 
8. Eleazer, born May 2, 1817, died January 3, 
1855. 9. Ellen, born April 14, 1820. 10. Na- 
thaniel, born December 18, 1825, died January 
10, 1882. 

(VII) Amos, son of Eleazer and Susanna 
(Dyer) Higgins, born April 22, 1797, died in 
Charleston, Maine, 1870. He was a very 
faithful student in the common schools, and 
early in life saw that there were fine openings 
in the new towns of his native state. With 
the same pioneer spirit which had caused manv 
of his family name to make grand successes 
in life by removals into new conditions, he 
went to Garland, Maine, bought wild land, 
built a log cabin and began the work to which 

was devoted his entire life, farming. In 1884 
he changed this farm for one in Charleston 
and there he lived the remainder of his days. 
In politics he was a sturdy Republican, and 
ever took a deep interest in all national aft'airs. 
Tie was a very faithful member of the Free 
Baptist church, and was never absent from 
church services unless detained by some seri- 
ous illness. He married Sarah Hamilton, born 
at Yarmouth, died at Charleston. Children : 
I. Sarah Jane, married Hazen Tilton, of 
Charleston"; four children: Fred, Helen, Ben- 
jamin and Ann Tilton. 2. Ann H., married 
E. B. Page, of Charleston ; children : :Melissa, 
Peter and Jennie Page. 3. Amos, married 
Flora Wilbur; children: i. Alvin, superintend- 
ent of the Hartford Carpet Works at Thomp- 
sonville, Connecticut; married Mary Stewart, 
of New York, and has two children : Flora 
and Grace Higgins ; ii. Edward. 4. Alvin, 
married NeUie Clapp, of Charleston; hejs a 
retired salesman and resides in New York. 
5. Smith, married (first) Alattie Hitchborn ; 
children: Addie, Henry, Minnie, Frank, Sadie, 
John and George Higgins; married (second) 
Louise Lougee, and has a son, Ralph ; Smith 
Higgins is a farmer of Charleston. 6. Char- 
lotte Ellen, born in Garland, 1839, was grad- 
uated from Rutgers Female Institute, New 
York City, where she afterward taught for 
several years; she married (first) in 1866, E. 
D. Sargent, M. D., of Washington, Vermont, 
now deceased; one child, Mabel E., deceased; 
married -second, in 1878, the Rev. H. R. 
Howes, of China, Maine ; two children : i. 
Stella A., born in East Burke, Vermont, July 
8, 1879, graduated from Higgins Institute, 
Charleston, and from Bridgewater Normal in 
Massachusetts, and is now a teacher in New- 
ton Center, Massachusetts; ii. J. Herbert, born 
in South Woodbury, \'ermont, December 5, 
1880, married, in 1906, Edith M. Hatte, of 
Machias, Maine ; they, with the Rev. and :\Irs. 
Flowes, reside in Charleston. 7. John H., see 
forward. 8. George, was superintendent of 
the Higgins Carpet Works, New York City; 
enlisted in the Union army, was wounded and 
honorably discharged from the service in con- 
sequence of his injuries; he married Maria 
Terry ; children : Olney, Arthur, and a daugh- 
ter Lulu, deceased; George Higgins died in 
New York City. 9. Charles, died unmarried 
at age of tw^enty-four. Three other children, 
daughters, not mentioned. 

(VIII) John H., fourth son and seventh 
child of Amos and Sarah (Hamilton) Hig- 
gins. w-as born in Charleston, 'Way 28, T841. 
At the age of sixteen years he concluded his 



attendance at the old Charleston Academy, and 
going to New York he entered the employ of 
E. S. Higgins & Company, a well-known car- 
pet manufacturing concern of which his uncle, 
Elias S. Higgins, was the senior partner. Hav- 
ing diligently applied himself to the task of 
mastering every detail of the husiness during 
the first five years of his connection with it, 
he was^ advanced to the position of manager 
and retained that responsible position for a 
period of twenty years, directing its affairs 
with marked ability and advancing still fur- 
ther the high reputation enjoyed by the firm. 
Severing his connection with that concern 
about the year 1882, he engaged in religious 
work as an evangelist, and subsequently re- 
turning to Charleston, he devoted a number 
of vears to evangelistic and pastoral labors in 
small communities which were unable to sup- 
port a settled minister, in 1891 he purchased 
the farm adjoining his homestead in Charles- 
ton, and removing the old buildings, proceeded 
to erect what is now known as the Higgins 
Classical Institute, a regularly incorporated in- 
stitution of the state of ]\Iaine, for the promo- 
tion of Christian education and instruction of 
youth in the languages, arts and sciences. The 
building was completed and dedicated in 1901 
and opened as a preparatory school for Colby 
College. This institution, which has a force of 
five regular instructors and a capacity for two 
hundred and fifty students, comprises a main 
building and a dormitory erected at an ap- 
proximate cost of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, with grounds comprising twenty acres, 
and it is thoroughly equipped for its intended 
purpose, having every facilitv necessary for 
the carrying out of advanced educational meth- 
ods. The highest standard of scholarship is 
maintained, and being an endowed institution, 
the expense to students is confined to the actual 
cost of board and other dormitory expenses. 
There are the courses of study, the college 
preparatory or classical, the English, and the 
teachers' training, or normal. The school pro- 
vides also a well-defined course in music and 
harmony. Mr. Higgins is president of the 
board of trustees, chairman of the executive 
committee and of instruction and instructors. 
The efficient principal of Higgins Classical In- 
stitute is Linwood L. Workman, A. B. In 
adding the Higgins Classical Institute to the 
list of Alaine's preparatory schools its titular 
founder has displayed a spirit of wisdom and 
generosity, the benefits of which cannot be too 
highly estimated. In igo6 Mr. Higgins re- 
linquished active ministerial work, and is now 
living in retirement at his home in Charles- 

ton. He is a member of the Baptist church, 
and a Prohibitionist in politics. His labors in 
the interests of religion and education have 
left an indelible impress upon the lives of the 
men and women of his native state, while in 
his own town he is universally loved and es- 

In 1865 Mr. Higgins married Fanny E. 
Perley ; she died January 8, 1867, leaving one 
daughter, Fanny M., who died in March, 
1872. In October, 1868, he married Emma L. 
Perley, a sister of his first wife. She died in 
January, 1894. Of this union there were six 
children, three of whom died in infancy. The 
survivors are : Florence Ellen, born May 18, 
1879. Ethel May, born December 6, 1880, 
was graduated from i\Iount Holyoke College 
and studied two years at Colby ; married Por- 
ter Beck, formerly a professor at Colby and 
now engaged in the real estate business in 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ; they have one child, 
Elizabeth Emma, born July 22, 1908. Alice 
Emma, born December 14, 1882, married Od- 
ber Boadway, formerly of Charleston and now 
of New York. They have one daughter, Lu- 
cille, born in Charleston, December 30, 1903. 
On March 12, 1895, Mr. Higgins married for 
his third wife Mrs. Ellen McCully (nee Har- 
vey), widow of Judge Lawrence McCully, late 
of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a daughter of 
Greenleaf P. and Abigail Lois (Dexter) Har- 
vey, of Corinth, Maine. Her grandfather was 
Francis Harvey, and her great-grandfather, 
James Harvey, served as a sergeant in the 
revolutionary war, and as major in the state 
militia. Her first husband, the late Hon. Law- 
rence McCully, of New York, was a graduate 
of Yale College, a lawyer of distinction and 
a justice of the Honolulu supreme court. In 
1855 he went to Honolulu and resided there 
until his death. Judge and Mrs. McCully had 
an adopted daughter, Alice, graduate of Hig- 
gins Classical Institute, who is now the wife 
of Francis William Smith, of San Francisco, 
and has one child, Frances Ellen, born Octo- 
ber I, 1906. 

(For preceding generations see Richard Higgins I.) 

(Ill) Benjamin (2), youngest 
HIGGTXS child of Benjamin (i) and Ly- 
dia (Bangs) Higgins, was born 
at Eastham, Massachusetts, September 15, 
1681. He married, ]\Iay 22, 1701, Sarah, 
daughter of Lieutenant Edmund and Sarah 
(Mayo) Freeman. She was a descendant of 
Thomas Prince, who came in the "Fortune," 
1 62 1, became governor of the Plymouth Col- 
ony, and married Patience, daughter of El- 



der William Brewster. Benjamin and Sarah 
Higgins had fourteen children: Priscilla, born 
November 17, 1702; Thomas, June 24, 1704; 
Sarah, July 13, 1706; Paul, June 25, 1708; 
Reliance, May 13, 1710; Elizabeth, April i, 
1712; Experience, January 31, 1714; Benja- 
min, March i, 1716; Thankful, October 28, 
1717; Zaccheus. August 15, 1719; Solomon, 
September 8, 1822; Lois, August 6, 1723; 
Isaac, July 12, 1725; Freeman, see forward. 

(IV) Freeman, youngest child of Benjamin 
and Sarah (Freeman) Higgins, was born at 
Eastham, July 28, 1727. He married, Novem- 
ber 13, 1747, ]\Iartha, daughter of Timothy 
and Alartha Cole. She was descended from 
Daniel Cole, who was in Plymouth about 1633. 
He was constable, selectman and town clerk. 
Freeman Higgins married (second) Thank- 
ful ( Hopkins) Paine, July 14, 1757. His 
children by his first marriage were : Timothy 
and Apphia. By his second marriage the chil- 
dren were: Twins, born April 9, 1758; one 
named 'Afartha died young, and the other, 
named ihankful, married, November 12, 1783, 
Thomas Stoddard Boardman; Zedediah, April 
II, 1760; Priscilla, born March i, 1762; Mary, 
August g, 1764; Elisha, November 9, 1766. 

(\') Elisha, youngest son of Freeman and 
Thankful (Hopkins) (Paine) Higgins, was 
born in Westbrook, Cumberland county. 
Maine, November 9, 1766. He married Lucy 
Stevens, of Westbrook, a descendant of Cap- 
tain Isaac Stevens, who kept the first hotel 
on Steven's Plains, and this celebrated hos- 
telry was kept successively by his descend- 
ants, Zachariah B. Stevens, Esq., selectman 
of the town 1824-27, and his son, Samuel B. 
Stevens. The Stevens name is among the 
most honored in the town of Westbrook. 
Elisha Higgins was a carpenter and builder 
and a useful citizen of the town. 

(\^I) Charles, son of Elisha and Lucy 
(Stevens) Higgins, was born in Westbrook, 
Cumberland county, jMaine, in 1809. He was 
brought up to the trade of tinsmith, a business 
complimenting that of his father, and his pro- 
clivity, inherited and cultivated, was to affiliate 
with the Whig party, which party received his 
fullest support up to its dissolution in 1852, 
when he joined the Free Soil party, which in 
1856 merged into the Republican party led by 
Fremont, and so thoroughly crystalized and 
tempered by Lincoln. He married Catherine 
Mitchell, born in Westbrook. Maine, 1812, and 
they removed to Bath, Maine, where Charles 
Higgins carried on his trade of tinsmith and 
removed after the birth of their son Algernon 
Sidney, to Turner Village, and thence to Au- 

burn, and soon after across the river to Lew- 

(VII) Algernon Sidney, son of Charles and 
Catherine (Mitchell) Higgins, was born in 
Bath, Elaine, March 6, 1834. He was edu- 
cated in the primary schools of Turner Vil- 
lage and Lewiston and afterward was grad- 
uated at the Lewiston Falls Academy. Mr. 
Higgins has been in educational affairs all his 
life. He began teaching in Lewiston at an 
early age. In 1854 he was called to Hunting- 
ton, Long Island, New York, to take charge 
of the village school. Largely through his 
efforts the village districts were consolidated, 
and a union school, centrally located, was erect- 
ed. This school promptly became the leading 
school in that section. It was conducted in the 
New England educational spirit, and many 
of the methods of instruction introduced sur- 
vive to this day. This school embraced pupils 
of all ages, from the primary to the high 
school, and its graduates who entered college 
at that time took a high rank. Mr. Higgins 
has always had original ideas in education. It 
was in this school that he organized a juvenile 
agricultural society, out of its pupils. It was 
modeled after the county fair. Every fall 
the pupils exhibited the product of their work 
in the field, shop and home. These annual 
fairs attracted wide attention. Each year the 
scope and interest extended, and the village 
on Fair Day wore a holiday appearance. Mr. 
Higgins believes that if he had remained and 
carried out this idea to its legitimate conclu- 
sion, the subject of manual training, now so 
prominent in the educational world, would 
have been early practically and economically 
solved. In the fall of 1864 Mr. Higgins took 
charge of the grammar school on Mountjoy 
Hill, Portland, jMaine. Here he remained only 
one year. Then he was selected to organize 
public school No. 29, Brooklyn, New York. 
This then was the latest addition to the Brook- 
lyn schools. Now these schools number over 
one hundred and sixty-five, exclusive of high 
and special schools. He remained at No. 29 
for eight years, when the principalship of a 
larger school becoming vacaat, the authorities 
thought his success merited a transfer to pub- 
lic school No. 9. He remained principal 
twelve years. He introduced several improve- 
ments in subjects or method of instruction 
which so commended themselves to the educa- 
tional authorities that they now form part of 
the course of study in all the schools of the 
city of New York. Influenced by both money 
and friendship, at the end of twelve years in 
public school No. 9, Mr. Higgins resigned and 



became the advertising manager of a lartj^^^ 
Broadway firm in New York. Here he re- 
mained twelve years. He did not, in the least, 
lose his interest in the schools, nor after a 
few years his official relations with these, for 
the Hon. David A. Boody, an honored son of 
Maine, then mayor of Brooklyn, appointed him 
a member of the school board. He served as 
such for nearly eight years. He was largely 
instrumental in securing the passage by this 
board and subsequently by the legislature of 
the teachers' retirement act under whose pro- 
visions teachers may be retired on half salary 
after a fixed period of acceptable .services. .A 
change in the affairs of the firm with which he 
was connected determined him to return wholly 
to the schools. When this was known, the 
school board promptly elected him assistant 
superintendent of schools for the city of Brook- 
lyn. This was in 1898. In this capacity he 
served until 1892. In that year an amende 1 
act of consolidation brought the adjoining 
cities into closer relations with New York. 
Their boards of education were abolished and 
the school system w-as administered by a board 
of forty-si.x members, made up of a fixed num- 
ber from New York and each of the neigh- 
boring cities. Under this board and dealing 
more directly with the intellectual part of the 
school, was a board of superintendents, com- 
posed of the city superintendent of schools and 
eight associate superintendents. To this board 
Mr. Higgins was unanimously elected. Here 
he served until the spring of 1906, when, on 
his application, though still in good health, he 
was placed on the list of retired superintend- 

Mr. Higgins was one of the organizers of 
the Maine State Association of Teachers. He 
has been a member of the National State, 
County, City and Town Teachers' associations 
all through his active school life, believing 
strongly in the organizations and associations 
of those engaged in the same profession. 

Mr. Higgins married, August i, 1857, 
Sarah Maria, daughter of Ezra and Jane A. 
(Brown) Conklin, of Huntington, Long Isl- 
and ; she died in 1897 ; she was a descendant 
of the Conklins who came from England and 
were among the very earliest settlers of Long 
Island. Captain John Conklin came from Not- 
tingham, England, to Salem, ^Massachusetts 
Bay Colony, about 1636, and in 1655 removed 
to Southold, Long Island. Before he came 
to America he was a manufacturer of glass 
in Nottinghamshire, carried on that business 
in Salem, Massachusetts, in connection with 

his sons who had immigrated with him, and 
they were the first glass manufacturers in 
.America, and recorded in early land grants as 
"Glassimen." The children of Algernon Sid- 
ney and Sarah Maria (Conklin) Higgins are: 
Algernon Sidney Jr. and Myra Burgess Hig- 
gins. Algernon Sidney Higgins Jr. is a prac- 
ticing physician at 1 1 Kingston avenue. Brook- 
lyn, New York. He married M. Ida Preston ; 
children: Edith, died young; Harold Preston 
and Marjorie Higgins. Myra Burgess Hig- 
gins married Frederick H. Baldwin, and re- 
sides at 150 Sixth avenue, Brooklyn. New 
York. To them were born two children : 
Frederick Rhey and Olive Natalie Baldwin. 
Mr. Higgins makes his home with his daugh- 

He was made a ]\Iason in Jeptha Lodge, at 
Huntington, Long Island, in 1864. After re- 
moving to Brooklyn he affiliated with 
Mistletoe Lodge, No. 647, of which he is still 
a member. When he had been a Mason for 
twenty-one years he was eligible to the 
Masonic Veterans. This body he promptly 
joined and is a member to this date. ^Ir. 
liiggins is a charter member of the Montauk 
Club, of Brooklyn, and with the exception of 
about a year has been its secretary since its 
organization in 1889. In that year was or- 
ganized the Berkely School for Girls, a large 
and flourishing school near Prospect Park in 
Brooklyn. The Hon. David .-\. Boody, whose 
biography will be found in another volume, 
has been its president, and Mr. Higgins its 
sccretarv since its organization. Thus has Mr. 
Higgins, like thousands of the sons of Maine, 
done and is still doing credit to his native 

(For preceding generations see Richard Higgins I.) 

(IV) Benjamin (3) was the 
HIGGINS son of Benjamin (2) Higgins. 
He had Eleazer, Theophilus, 
Jedediah and Reuben. 

(V) Eleazer was a son of Benjamin (3) 
Higgins. The name of his wife was Sarah. 

(VI) Eleazer (2) was the son of Eleazer 
(i) and Sarah Higgins. Children: Eleazer, 
Joseph, Enoch, Jedediah, Richard, Sarah and 

(VII) Jedediah, fourth son of Eleazer (2) 
and Sarah Higgins, was born in 1733. lived in 
Truro, Massachusetts, and w-as the head of 
that branch of the family. He married 
Phoebe, daughter of Azubah Paine. Chil- 
dren : Jedediah, Mary, Joseph, Hannah, and 
several others. 



(VIII) Israel Higgins was born in South 
Truro, Cape Cod, and was probably a son 
of the above Jedediah and Phoebe (Paine) 
Higgins. He removed to Bar Harbor, Maine, 
about 1776, and settled near Edd3-'s brook, 
formerly called Salisbury brook. The first 
mention of his name in the Mount Desert 
plantation records is that in 1776 a road was 
laid out between Ebenezer Salisbury and Is- 
rael Higgins, north from the main road to 
the salt water and the landing. He held re- 
sponsible offices in the plantation and town of 
Mount Desert and also Eden, and he was alto- 
gether one of the leading citizens of the island. 
He died November 11, 1818. He married 
Mary Snow, of Cape Cod ; children : Henry, 
Stephen, Deborah, Israel (died in infancy), 
Oliver, Israel, Jonathan, Zaccheus, Seth, 
Mercy and Mary. 

(IX) Israel (2), fifth son of Israel (i) and 
Mary (Snow) Higgins, was born on Mount 
Desert Island, March 5, 1778, and lived at 
Bar Harbor. Pie was a master mariner and 
drowned at sea. He married Polly Hull, and 
she died February 26, 1818. Children: Jona- 
than, Samuel, Eliza, Stephen, Charlotte, Ro\-al 
Grant, Warren and Sophia. Polly Hull was 
a daughter of Samuel Hull, a sea captain from 
Derby, Connecticut. Captain Hull settled on 
the south side of Hull's Cove, Mount Desert, 
before 1789, where he kept a store and built a 
number of vessels. He was the chief citizen 
of the little village and the cove was so named 
for him. He took an active part in the or- 
ganization and business of the towns of ^lonnt 
Desert and Eden. The first town meeting was 
held at his house and he was chosen the first 
selectman. In 1797 he paid a tax of fifteen 
dollars and ninety-four cents. John Hull, mint 
master of ilassachusetls, and Commodore 
Isaac Hull was of this line, and Hull, r^Iassa- 
chusetts, was named for the family. 

(X) Captain Royal Grant, second son of 
Israel (2) and Polly (Hull) Higgins, was 
born January 31, iSog, at Bar Harbor, and 
died in 1873. He was a sea captain, follow- 
ing the foreign trade and commander of a 
United States coast survey vessel. He mar- 
ried (first) Sarah F. Suminsby, of Eden, 
Maine. iMarried (second) ^lary Frances 
Snow, born at West Eden, December 25, 1839, 
and who is now living at Bar Harbor. Chil- 
dren of first wife : Harriet Ann, Leander and 
Florence. Children of second wife : Ella F., 
Royal G. and Stephen W. 

(XI) Dr. Royal Grant, the eldest son of 
Royal G. (i) and ^lary F. (Snow) Higgins, 

was born in Bar Harbor, September II, 1867, 
and educated in the public schools, and at 
the East Maine Methodist Conference Semi- 
nary at Bucksport from which he was grad- 
uated. He entered the Hahnemann Medical 
College of Philadelphia, graduating therefrom 
with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and 
was interne at that institution for one year. 
He began to practice at Princeton, Indiana, 
remaining thereat ten years, when he came 
to Bar Harbor, where he is engaged in gen- 
eral practice. He took a post-graduate course 
at the New York Homeopathic ^Medical Col- 
lege in 1903. He is an Ancient Free and Ac- 
cepted Mason, being a member of the Bar 
Harbor Blue Lodge, and a Republican in poli- 
tics. On February 21, 1894, he married Kath- 
erine (Grant) Little, of Philadelphia, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Little, a builder and contractor. 
One child. Royal Grant, born February 11, 
1895, at Princeton, Indiana, who is now in the 
public schools of Bar Harbor. 

(For preceding generation see Robert Fletcher I.) 

(II) Francis, son of Robert 
FLETCHER Fletcher, was born in 1636, 
in Concord, Massachusetts, 
and remained with his father in that town. 
He became a large land owner, being the pos- 
sessor of seventeen lots of land in Concord, 
amounting to four hundred and thirty-seven 
acres. He was admitted freeman in 1677, and 
in the same year was reported "in full com- 
munion with ye church in Concord." In De- 
cember, 1661, he was one of the signers of a 
petition to license men to sell wine. He mar- 
ried, August I, 1656, Elizabeth, daughter of 
George and Catherine Wheeler. She died 
June 14, 1704. Their children were: Sam- 
uel, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Hezekiah, 
Hannah and Benjamin. 

(III) Joseph, second child of Francis and 
Elizabeth (\Mieeler) Fletcher, was born April 
15. 1661, at Concord, IMassachusetts. He was 
married June 17, 1688, to ^lary Dudley, who 
died April 27, 1701. Their children were: 
Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel, Mary, Francis and 

(IV) Samuel, third child of Joseph and 
Mary (Dudley) Fletcher, was born Novem- 
ber 30, 1692. at Concord. He was married 
January 18, 1721, by Justice Minot, to Abigail 
Hubbard, and they were the parents of the 
following children : Jonathan, ]\Iary and Ebe- 

( V) Ebenezer, youngest child of Samuel and 
Abigail (Flubbard) Fletcher, was born ^larch 



17. 1725. and resided in Rutland, Massachu- 
setts, where his children were born. He was 
married February 28, 1748, to Elizabeth 
Fletcher. Their children were : Elizabeth, Eli 
and Samuel. 

(VI) Samuel, youngest child of Ebcnezer 
and Elizabeth Fletcher, was born April 2, 
1754, in Rutland, Vermont. He does not ap- 
pear further in the records of that town, and 
there is little doubt that he was the Samuel 
Fletcher who enlisted July 15, 1776, as a sailor 
at Kittery, Maine. In the entry of his en- 
listment he is described as an .American, sta- 
ture five feet, seven inches, complexion dark. 
His wages were eight dollars per month. He 
subsequently served under John Paul Jones 
on the "Bon Homme Richard," and probably 
resided at Kittery after the war, from which 
arose the tradition that he was born there. 
There is no record of such birth in that town, 
or of any Fletchers. The name of his wife is 
not preserved. 

( VH) Furbcr, son of Samuel I'letcher, w-as 
born at Kittery Point, and lived in the town 
of Kittery. He married Eunice Gunnison, 
and they were the parents of Joseph, Furbcr, 
Benjamin G., Lorenzo and Samuel. 

(VIII) Benjamin G., third son of Furber 
and Eunice (Gunnison) Fletcher, was born 
1817, at Kittery Point, and was drowned at 
sea in i860. He followed the sea, as did most 
of his neighbors, and was first engaged in 
fishing. Subsequently he became a master 
mariner, and followed the coasting trade to the 
West Indies, sailing on such vessels as the 
"Carl Hanson."' "Jacob Rudd," "William Aus- 
tin," and others. He was a member of the 
Christian Church, and affiliated politically with 
those who formed the Republican party shortly 
before his death. He married Mary J. Sew- 
ard, a native of (jerrish Island, and their chil- 
dren were : Elizabeth Jane, William James, 
Mary Jane and Joseph Benjamin. 

(IX) Joseph Benjamin, youngest child of 
Benjamin G. and Mary J. (Seward) IHetcher, 
was born June 10, 1846, at Kittery I'oint, and 
received his educational training in his home 
town and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, going 
to sea for a short time with his father. At the 
age of fifteen years he began an apprenticeship 
at the government navy yard at Kittery, and 
served his time as .shipwright. He was sub- 
sequently employed in the yard as a pattcrn- 
maUer. On account of his skill and efficiency 
he was employed by Thomas Davidson, in an 
expedition, of which Davidson had charge, to 
Saint Croi.x, Danish West Indies, where Mr. 

Fletcher assisted in the launching of the 
United States ship "Monongahela." The ex- 
pedition went from the Brooklyn navy yard 
in a sailing bark, and occupied five months. 
The unfortunate "Monongahela" had been 
throw-n up on the shore by a tidal w'ave, and 
its relaunching was a task of considerable mag- 
nitude. Mr. Fletcher continued in the ports- 
mouth navy yard until 1884. when he served 
on board the "Bear," in the Greeley relief 
expedition, lasting five months, having been 
fitted out at the Brooklyn navy yard. The 
nine survivors of the Greeley party were found 
at Cape Sabine, in a pitiable condition, and 
returned to their homes. On February 4, 1885, 
Mr. Fletcher received an appointment as car- 
penter in the navy from William E. Chandler, 
then secretary of the navy, and was later pro- 
moted to chief carpenter, w'ith the rank of 
ensign, which position he now holds. Having 
been identified w'ith the United States navy 
since fifteen years of age, Mr. Fletcher has 
seen many adventures and valuable experi- 
ences. He was at one time on duty at the 
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, 
and also at Cramp's shipyard near Philadel- 
phia. For seven and one-half years he was 
on board the cruiser "New York," with which 
he visited the West India and South Ameri- 
can ports, and Copenhagen and Kiel, being 
present at the opening of the German ship 
canal at the latter point. He sailed through 
the Suez Canal, visited Honolulu and the 
Philippine Islands, numerous Chinese, Japan- 
ese, Korean and Siberian ports, spending ten 
months in the Philippine Islands. l-"or a time 
the "New York" was Hag ship of the Pacific 
fleet, and visited Puget Sound. Unalaska and 
Californian ports, and Panama. ;\Ir. Fletcher 
left the vessel at Panama and returned to 
Kittery, where he has since been employed in 
the office of the department of construction 
and repairs. He takes an intelligent interest 
in the ])rogress of the community, espt^cially 
in education, and has served as agent of the 
town schools. In political principle he is a 
Republican. He is a member of St. John's 
Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, 
of Portsmouth, and of Long Island Council, 
Royal Arcanum, of Brooklyn, New York; also 
New Hampshire Lodge, No. 17, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, of Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire. He was married in 1867 to Mary 
Louise, daughter of Samuel Ilanscom, of 
Portsmouth. New Hampshire, and they have a 
son and daughter, namely : George Pierce, 
born 1868, and Bertha Noyes, 1871. 



John JMcLaughlin. of 
McLaughlin Washington, District of 

Cohimbia, aide to the 
commandant at the Washington navy yard 
and an officer of the United States navy for 
the last thirty-five 3'ears, is a native of Ham- 
den, ]Maine, born October 7, 1852, son of 
Michael and Mary (Kane) AJcLaughlin, both 
natives of Ireland, and the former a soldier of 
the union army during the war of 1861-65, 
and who was killed in battle, ilichael and 
!Mary (Kane) McLaughlin had two children; 
Francis M. and John AIcLaughlin. 

John ^McLaughlin attended public school in 
Bangor, Maine, until he was about fourteen 
years old and then for several years followed 
the sea in the West Indies trade, until the 
"Virginia affair," when he enlisted at Boston 
navy yard for three years as an able seaman 
in the L'nited States naval service, and very 
soon afterward became a petty officer. In 
1880 he quit the service with the intention 
of going west, and while on his way to Colo- 
rado stopped in Washington to visit some of 
the places of interest at the National capital ; 
and while there events occurred which materi- 
ally changed the plans he had formed, for on 
the advice of Admiral Nichols, United States 
navy, he determined to enter the service again, 
and accepted an appointment as boatswain 
which through the admiral had been offered 
him. Since 1881 he had been in continuous 
naval service on various ships at the govern- 
ment navy yards. In 1899 he was commis- 
sioned chief boatswain, United States navy, 
agreeable to an act of congress creating an 
office of that grade. Thus in one capacity and 
another 2^Ir. ^IcLaughlin has been in the naval 
service for the last thirty-five years, and for 
twenty-seven years of that period has been an 
officer. During this period he has at various 
times been in command of transport vessels, 
the "Triton" and the "Uncas," and was on 
board the United States ship "Trenton" when 
she was wrecked at the Samoan Islands ; was 
on the "Wachusetts" on her first cruise in Pa- 
cific waters and when that ship was delegated 
to attend the function of the crowning of 
King Kalakauka of Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1883. 
During his long career he has been stationed, 
among other places, at the Brooklyn navy yard 
and also the Newport training station. For 
a time, too, he was executive officer of the 
L'nited States transport "Fern," and was 
aboard the "Newark" in i8g8 when she trans- 
ported the American marines to Cuba, in 1S98. 
Mr. McLaughlin is a thirty-third degree Ma- 
son, president of the I\Iaine Society of Wash- 

ington, District of Columbia, in 1909-10, a 
Republican in politics and a Presbyterian in 
religious preference. He married (tirst) in 
November, 1881, Jessie R. Cole, of Washing- 
ton, a descendant of Arthur Middleton, of 
South Carolina, one of the signers of the Dec- 
laration of Independence. She died in August, 
1892, and he married (second) Theodora^ 
daughter of Rev. J. B. North, of Washington. 
Mr. McLaughlin has three children, all born 
of his first marriage : i. Edna Aliddleton, born 
February 19, 1885. 2. Stanley Briggs, Sep- 
tember 21, 1887. 3. Frances Alice, August 26, 

The earliest of the Blair family 
BLAIR of Scotland (of which Hugh 

Blair (1718-1800), Scottish di- 
vine, licensed as a minister of the church of 
Scotland in 1741, minister of the Canongate 
church, Edinburgh, 1743-58, of the High 
Church of Edinburgh, 1758- 1800, professor of 
Rhetorical Belles-Lettres University of Edin- 
burgh, 1760-1762, regius professor, 1762-82, 
distinguished author and doctor of divinity, is 
a distinguished member) to come to America 
was Dr. James Blair (1656-1743). He was an 
Anglican clergyman in Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and removed to Virginia in 1685 to become 
commissary of the bishop of London for the 
provinces of ^Maryland and Virginia. He was 
instrumental in procuring for William and 
Mary College in Williamsburg its charter, 
February 14, 1691, and he was the first presi- 
dent of this now ancient college. \Mth him 
came his brother. Dr. Archibald Blair, the 
father of Judge John Blair (1689-1771), who 
was president of the council of \'irginia, and 
acting governor of the colony, and grand- 
father of Justice John Blair, 1732-1800, jus- 
tice of the United States supreme court, 1789- 
96 ; James Blair, attorney general of Kentucky, 
the father of Francis Preston Blair (1791- 
1876), the eminent statesman, and his son, 
Francis Preston Blair Jr. (€821-1875), and 
Montgomery Blair (1813-1883), are of the 
same family. The New Jersey family came 
from John Blair, a Scotch Presbyterian who 
came from Scotland between 1730 and 1740, 
and was the grandfather of John Insley Blair 
(1802-1899), who gave during his lifetime 
over $1,000,000 to educational institutions, in- 
cluding $150,000 to Princeton University, and 
$50,000 to Lafayette College, and when he 
died his fortune was computed to be $75,- 
000,000. The Blair family in New England 
came from James Blair (q. v.), the Scotch 
immigrant of 1738. 


(.!> Jaiiui lilair, wilh his wife, Jane (Todd) 
Blair, came to New England in 1738, having 
but recently been married, and they settled in 
Wiscasset,' Maine. They had a family of 
eleven children born to them, the oldest while 
on a passage to America, and the others in 
Wiscasset, Lincoln county, i\laine. The order 
of their birth was as follows: i. Robert (.q. 
v.). 2. James Jr., married 2ilehitable Robin- 
son, who died October 7, 181 2, and he mar- 
ried as his second wife I^Iary, widow of a Mr. 
Monroe, on February 2, 1815; he had seven 
children by his first' wife, and one child by 
his second': Mary (Monroe) Blair died IMarch 
28, 1838, aged 'fifty-eight years, and James 
Blair Jr. died March 28, 1828. 3. Nancy, 
married, December 5, 1780, Thomas Stinson, 
and died September 25, 1830. 4. John, born 
in 1760, married (first) Hannah Russ, Octo- 
ber 7, 1780; she was born November 17, 1757, 
and died November 16, 1782, leaving no chil- 
dren; married (second) March 28, 1783, Mar- 
tha Carlton, who bore him seven children ; 
married (third) September 17, 1801, Eliza- 
beth, widow of Pushard Marson, who bore 
him five children. 5. Polly, or Mary, married, 
June 7, 1792, Richard Knowles. 6. Jane, 
married, September 20, 1785, Joseph Atkins, 
and had eight children. 7. William, married, 
September 19, 1790, Mary Bean and (second) 
February 23, 1793, Rebecca Knowles. 8. 
Thomas, married Polly Lung. 9. Sarah, or 
Sally, married. May 3, 1791, Charles Perry. 
10. Margaret or Peggy, married, October 31, 
1802, Francis Norris. 11. Alexander, mar- 
ried, January 7, 1808, Elizabeth Pollard. 

(II) Robert, eldest son of James and Jane 
(Todd) Blair, was born at sea on the pas- 
sage of his parents to America in 1738. He 
married Charity Robinson Knight, of Bow- 
doinham, Maine, and they had six children 
born in Woolwich, as follows: i. Jane, mar- 
ried. May 28, 1815, Alfred Stinson. 2. Mar- 
tha, married, April 25, 1820, James Mains. 3. 
Sarah Todd (q. v.). 4. Margaret, married 
Rufus Stinson. 5. Charlotte, married Benja- 
min F'owle. 6. Charles, married Sophia Libby. 

(III) Sarah Todd, daughter of Robert and 
Charity Robinson (Knight) Blair, was born in 
Woolwich. Maine, May, 1786, married John 
Blair and had two children, John (q. v.) and 
Daniel Blair. John Blair, the father of these 
children, died, and his widow married Sam- 
uel Higgins, of Bowdoinham. Maine, and they 
had two children, Mary Elizabeth (q. v.) and 
Ephraim Higgins. 

(IV) John, eldest son of John and Sarah 
Todd (Blair) Blair, was born in Wiscasset, 

Maine, in 1810. He married Isabel Staples, of 
Topsham, Maine, and their children were: 
Charles Albert (q. v.), Elizabeth Plummer, 
Cora Lena and John. John Blair was a 
farmer and carpenter, and resided with his 
family first at Woolwich and subsequently at 
Richmond, Maine. 

(IV) i\Iary Elizabeth Higgins, daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah Todd (Blair) Higgins, was 
married to Captain Reuben Mooers, of Pitt- 
ston, Maine, and they had six children: i. 
Albion King, married Frances Weston. 2. 
Ella M., married Charles R. Donnell, of Bath, 
I\lainc; children: Florence E. and Charles J. 
3. Alary E., married George Sanford ; chil- 
dren : Alay B., Harold A., Euna R., Blanche 
and Joseph R. ; Euna R. married Stephen 
Bunker, of Bar Harbor ; children : Jennette, 
Paul S. and Ruth Bunker. 4. Annie L., un- 
married. 5. Lillie M., married Charles Al- 
bert Blair, of Bath. 6. Lula E., married Frank 
Haggett, of Bath, Elaine, and resided in that 
city; child, Eric Blair. 

(\') Charles Albert, eldest son of John and 
Isabel (Staples) Blair, was born in Richmond. 
Maine, December 16, 1856. He has a common 
school education. He worked as a boy on tug- 
boats on the river, and at the age of ei.Ljhteen 
went to sea, and in 1876 was made captain 
of a tugboat. From that time he has been con- 
tinuously a master mariner, and from iSg8 in 
command of coastwise steamers, including the 
swift and elegantly equipped turbine steamer 
"Yale," launched in 1907, and having a speed 
of twenty-three knots per hour, and plying" 
between Boston and New York by the out- 
side route and between Boston and Bath. He 
had previously commanded the steamers "Bay 
State" and "Governor Dingley," plying be- 
tween Portland and Boston, and the steamer 
"Ransom B. Fuller" plying between Boston 
and Bath. He has had charge of the trial 
trips of the United States battleships launched 
at the Bath Iron Works (Limited) in 
their various trials of speed and endur- 
ance, before being accepted by the gov- 
ernment. This has placed him in temporary 
command of the United States battleship 
"Georgia," the United States scout ship "Ches- 
ter," and others included in the present United 
States naval fleet. He is a member of the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 
Lodge No. 934. Captain Blair married, De- 
cember 25, 1879, Lillie M., daughter of Cap- 
tain Reuben and Mary Elizabeth (Higgins) 
Mooers, his wife's mother and his own father 
being half brother and sister. No children 
were born of this marriasre. 



William Harrison Schoppee, 
SCHOPPEE born Gilman, mu of Richard 

E. and Sally (Weston) Gil- 
man, of Jonesboro, Washington countv, Maine, 
was legally adopted by his uncle, Francis 
Schoppee, when he was a boy. and was there- 
after legally William Harrison Schoppee. He 
was married in 1868 to Antoinette, daughter 
of Levi and Delia (Watts) Farnsworth, and 
their children, all born in Jonesboro. were : 
I. James. November 2, 18C9, married Hilary 
Atherton Hallowcll : was a millman. 2. Albert 
Dana, January 30, 1874, became a farmer. 3. 
Frank Harvey (c^. v.). 4. Fannie, who died 

(II) Frank Harvey, -third child of William 
Harrison and Antoinette (Farnsworth) 
Schoppee, was born in Jonesboro, Maine, 
June 23, 1879. He was educated in the public 
school of Jonesboro and at Westbrook Semi- 
nary, Portland, ilaine. He returned to Jones- 
boro. where he found his first employment in 
a lumber mill and as a lumberman in theAlainc 
woods. jMarch 14, 1907, he opened a general 
store for the sale of guns and gunners' sup- 
plies, adding to it stationery and small wares, 
fruit, confectionery, tobacco and cigars, in 
fact such goods as met the needs of the tour- 
ists who entered the Maine woods from Jones- 
boro every summer, as well as the other army 
of lumbermen who laid in a winter supply 
when entering the woods to spend the winter 
there, maintaining also a telephone station for 
his convenience and his customers. In 1907 
he was appointed postmaster of Jonesboro, the 
business of the office growing to the dignity of 
a presidential postoffice and he received his 
appointment direct from President Roosevelt. 
He was made a member of the Ben Hur 
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Machias, Maine, 
and of Jonesboro, jMaine, Lodge No. 357, Na- 
tional Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. His 
church affiliation is with the L'niversalist de- 
nomination and his political faith that of the 
Republican party. His ancestry embraces the 
Weston. Gilman and \\'atts families. 

(I) Samuel Watts came to ]\Ias- 

WATTS sachusctts P.ay Colony, 1635-40, 

at the time the new settlers came 

from England to the Colony to the number of 

upwards of tliree hundred souls. 

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Watts. 

was a deputy from the district of Maine to 

the general court of i\Iassachusetts. 1704-05. 

He married Abigail, only surviving child of 

Thrimas and Hannah (Emerson) Dustan. 

Hannah (Emerson) Dustan. born probably in 

1660, was taken captive by the Indians at 
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1697. Hannah and 
her nurse, iMary Neff, were spared the toma- 
hawk that killed her infant in her arms, 
scarcely a week old. Many of the inhabitants 
of the place shared the fate of Hannah Dus- 
tan's eighth child. At her earnest solicitation 
her husband had fled to a place of safety with 
their seven elder children. The two women 
were marched through the snow without shoes 
and in the dense wilderness day after day 
until they reached the wigwam of the Indian 
chief on an island near the present city of Con- 
cord, New Flampshire, and known thereafter 
as Dustan Island. In the company of Indians 
who were her captors was a white boy, Samuel 
Leonardson, who had been captured by the 
Indians at Worcester, Massachusetts, a vear 
before, and with this boy as an ally, Hannah 
Dustan determined to escape. She took ad- 
vantage of a dark night, and the three cap- 
tives, finding the Indians sleeping soundly, se- 
cured each a tomahawk, and ]\Irs. Dustan suc- 
ceeded in scalping the nine braves of the party, 
while Leonard killed the chief, while a badly 
wounded Indian boy and a squaw escaped in 
the darkness. The victors then possessed them- 
selves oi the guns, tomahawks and scalps of 
the slain Indians, and provisioning one canoe, 
they sank the others and proceeded to make 
their way down the river ; on reaching Haver- 
hill she was joyed to find her husband and 
seven children safe. (In learning of the 
powers of the captive whites, the general court 
voted Mrs. Dustan and Samuel Leonardson 
each $250, and Mrs. Dustan presented the 
trophies she had so bravely won to Governor 
William Stoughton. In 1874 the states of 
New_ Hampshire and Massachusetts united in 
erecting at Haverhill a granite monument on 
the bronze tablets of which were inscribed 
the names of Hannah Dustan. Mary Neiif and 
Samuel LeonanlMin. with bas-reliefs of the 
scenes that called the monument in existence, 
the w^hole surmounted by an heroic statue of 
the chief heroine. The seventh child of Thom- 
as and Hannah (Emerson) Dustan married 
John Watts, a relative of Samuel Watts, who 
himself married Abigail, the eighth of the 
thirteen chiklren who lived to reach maturity. 
Chihiren of Samuel and Abigail Watts: Sam- 
uel, Hannah, Thomas, Joseph. Abigail, Mary. 
The mother of these children died i\Iay 5, 

(Ill) Captain Samuel, son of Samuel and 
Abigail ( Dustan 1 Watts, was bom in Haver- 
hill, Massachusetts, August 16, 1716. He was 
a captain in the colonial arniv during the 



French and Indian wars, his service extending 
over a period of seven years. His commis- 
sion to the captaincy, which bears date of more 
than a hundred years, he always preserved. 
It was in 1903 in the possession of Captain 
Samuel Watts, of Jonesboro, Alaine, as was 
also the muster roll of the company which he 
commanded, and both, having always been 
kept in the original tin box or case, are in a 
tolerably good state of preservation and can be 
read with but little difficulty. The improve- 
ment in the art of printing and manufacture 
of paper of the present uay compared with 
what existed upwards of a century ago, rend- 
ers these papers interesting relics of the past. 
In the same tin box or case is another commis- 
sion to the captaincy issued by Thomas Hutch- 
inson, '"Lieutenant Governor and Commander- 
in-Chief of his Majesty's forces in the Massa- 
chusetts Bay," to serve in the regiment of foot 
whereof John Wliitcomb was colonel. This 
bears date, the loth day of June, 1760, and is 
signed in the handwriting of Governor Hutch- 
inson, also by A. Oliver, secretary of the 
province. In the year 1759 he accompanied 
General Wolfe on his expedition for the reduc- 
tion of Quebec, and commanded a company of 
forty-one privates, four secretaries and four 
corporals, in Colonel Whitcomb's regiment. 
About 1760-62 Captain Watts removed from 
Haverhill to Falmouth, now Portsmouth, or 
Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He resided there but 
a few years, as in 1769, in company with a 
large number of families, he settled on Chand- 
ler's river, now Jonesboro. He built a log 
house on what has ever since been known as 
the Watts' lands, and devoted himself to clear- 
ing his fields and farming in the summers, and 
in the winter to lumbering. Captain Watts 
married Elsie Bean. Children : Samuel, born 
February, 1756, died March, 1849; Hannah, 
see forward; David, 1761; Betsey, 1764; El- 
sie, 1767; Abigail. 1780, died 1852; Sally, 
1783. died 1838; Thomas, 1786. 

("l\') Hannah, eldest daughter of Captain 
Samuel Watts, was born in Haverhill, Massa- 
chusetts, November 22, 1758, died in Jones- 
boro, Washington coijnty, Maine, December 
12, 1855. In October, 1774, she married Jo- 
siah Weston, who was born at Falmouth, 
Maine, July 22, 1756, died in August, 1827. 
He came to ChancUer's River some time be- 
fore 1772. After his marriage, which was 
performed by the Rev. James Lyon, they set- 
tled on a farm in Jonesboro. which he cul- 
tivated and occupied until his deatli. He 
served in the revolutionary war. Subsequenth- 
he became a mill owner and did considerable 

lumbering at Chandler's River. He was a very 
active and industrious man, and in hunting 
excursions after moose and deer he generally 
excelled, as his bodily strength enabled him to 
endure great fatigue, in religious faith he 
was a Baptist, having united with the church 
in Columbia as early as 1807. He was bap- 
tized at Epping, and from that time after- 
wards continued a member of the society in 
good standing. In religious views !Mrs. Wes- 
ton was no bigot ; her faith was of a liberal 
order. A monument was erected to her mem- 
ory and placed over her grave at Jonesboro ; 
it was mainly paid for by contributions of 
descendants. On it is inscribed the follow- 
ing: "This stone was erected June 12, 1902, 
under the directionoftheHannah Weston Chap- 
ter, Daughters American Revolution, Machias, 
Me. In memory of Hannah (Watts) Weston, 
wife of Josiah Weston, born in Haverhill, 
Mass., Nov. 22, 1758, died in Jonesboro, Dec. 
12. 1855. She was a woman of great courage 
and bravery. She manifested it during the 
battle -at Machias on June 12, 1775, by col- 
lecting ammunition and carrying it through 
the wilderness to aid the citizens in defense of 
the town." Children of Josiah and Hannah 
(Watts) Weston, born in Jonesboro, Maine: 
I. Eliza, born October, 1775. 2. Hannah. Feb- 
ruary, 1778, died 1779, being burned in the 
house. 3. Hannah, February, 1780. 4. Susan, 
September, 1783. 5. Betsey, November, 1785. 
6. Elsie, April, 1788. 7. Aphia, February, 
1790. 8. Sophia, May, 1792. 9. Frances. De- 
cember, 1794. 10. Phoebe, August, 1797, died 
181 1. II. Sally, November, 1799. married 
Richard E. Gilman, and their son, William 
Harrison, was adopted by Francis Schoppee, 
of Jonesboro, and his name changed to William 
Harrison Schoppee as ab^ve related. 12. 
Amelia, October, 1802. 13. Joseph, April, 

The genealogy of the Jewett 
JEWETT family has been traced to one 
Henri de Juatt. a knight of the 
first Crusaders. Being Huguenots, the family 
fled from religious persecution to England, 
where some of its members still reside. In 
ancient records the name appears as Juett, 
Juit, Jewit, and in various other forms, but 
in all cases the spelling preserves the pro- 
nunciation. The record of the Jewett family 
in America begins with the settlement of 
Rowley, Massachusetts. In 1638 about sixty 
families led by the Rev. Ezckiel Rogers came 
from Yorkshire, England, and began the set- 
tlement of Rowlev earlv the following season. 




Among these pioneers were the brothers, 
MaxiniiHan andi Joseph Jewett, men of sub- 
stance from Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 
and they were the ancestors of all the Jewetts 
in this country, a large family, which includes 
many members of distinction in various walks 
of life. ^laximilian Jew^ett was the first dea- 
con of the church in Rowley, was several times 
a representative at the general court, and many 
of his descendants were well known in iS[ew 
England history as prominent divines, au- 
thors, journalists and statesmen. Others were 
active on the field of battle, among them ]\Ioses 
Jewett, who participated in the revolutionary 
war. These brothers were the sons of Ed- 
ward Jewett. of Bradford, England, whose 
will was dated February i6, 1614, and proved 
by his widow, ]\Iary (Taylor) Jewett, July 12, 

Dr. Charles Jewett is a grandson of Jona- 
than and Hannah (Hale) Jewett, and a son of 
George and Sarah (Hale) Jewett. His grand- 
parents removed from Massachusetts to JMaine 
about 1800, and were among the early settlers 
of that state. His father was a native and a 
lifelong resident of the state of Maine. The 
representatives of the Hale familv, of which 
his mother and grandmother were members, 
include many men of note in public affairs. 
The name in the early records appears as 
Heale, Heales, Hailes, Held, Heald and Hales. 
The latter name was borne in England by 
three distinct families, those of Hertfordshire, 
Gloucestershire and Kent. 

Dr. Charles Jewett was born in Bath, jMaine. 
He received his early education in the high 
school of his native town, and in 1864 was 
graduated from Bowdoin College with the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Arts. Three years later 
his alma mater conferred upon him the de- 
gree of Master of Arts, and in 1894, the cen- 
tennial year of the college, the degree of Doc- 
tor of Science. In 1868 he began the study 
of medicine. He attended a course of lec- 
tures in the Long Island College Hospital, and 
succeeding courses in the Universitv iledical 
College and the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York, and w-as graduated 
from the latter named institution in 1871 with 
the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Shortly 
after his graduation he located in Brooklyn, 
New York, and engaged in practice, which 
for a time was of a general character, but in 
later years has been confined to gynecology 
and obstetrics, in which specialties he is known 
throughout the world. In recognition of his 
attainments he has been called to many im- 
portant positions. In 1880 he was appointed 

professor of obstetrics in the collegiate de- 
partment of the Long Island College Hos- 
pitals, and in 1900 succeeded to the professor- 
ship of gynecology. He is also gynecologist 
and obstetrician to the hospital. For many 
years he has served as consulting obstetrician 
to the Kings County Hospital, has been con- 
sulting gynecologist to the Bushwick Hospital 
since 1894, to the Swedish Hospital since 1906, 
and was recently appointed consulting gyne- 
cologist to the German Hospital, Brooklyn. 
He has also been for several years consulting 
surgeon to St. Christopher's Hospital, and a 
member of the board of trustees of the Brook- 
lyn Eye and Ear Hospital. Though busily oc- 
cupied with a large priyate practice and the 
duties of college and hospital positions. Dr. 
Jewett finds time to take active part in the 
work of the many professional societies of 
which he is a member. He holds membership 
in the Medical Society of the County of Kings, 
of which he was president for three years, 
1878-80; the Brooklyn Pathological Society; 
the Brooklyn Gynecological Society, of which 
he was president in 1893; the New York Ob- 
stetrical Society, of which he was president in 
1894; the New York Academy of Aledicine; 
the Medical Society of the State of New York; 
the American Academy of Medicine ; the New 
York Physicians' Mutual Aid Association, of 
which he was vice-president in 1891-93 ; the 
American Gynecological Society, of which he 
was vice-president; the Associated Physicians 
of Long Island ; the Brooklyn [Medical So- 
ciety ; the Associated Physicians of the City 
of Greater New York ; the Red Cross So- 
ciety ; the American Society for the Advance- 
ment of Science : the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity ; the University Club ; the Hamilton 
Club and the Federation of Churches. He en- 
joys the distinction of having been made an 
honorary member of the Gynecological Sec- 
tion of the Royal Society of Medicine of Great 
Britain and of the Detroit Gynecological So- 
ciety. Pie was honorary president of the Pan- 
American Medical Congress in 1893, and was 
one of the founders of the International Peri- 
odical Congress of Gynecologists and Ob- 
stetficians. Dr. Jewett has made many con- 
tributions to medical literature, which are well 
known as standard works. The titles of his 
own volumes are : "Essentials of Obstetrics," 
and "A Manual of Childhood Nursing." He 
was editor of "Practice of Obstetrics, by 
American Authors." and the writer of several 
of its chapters. He was a contributor to 
"American Textbook of Obstetrics," Hamil- 
ton's "System of Legal [Medicine," Keating & 



Company's "Clinical Gynecology," Foster's 
"Handbook of Therapeutics," and was one of 
the collaborators of the "American Journal of 
Gynecology and Obstetrics." -A. large number 
of monographs and professional papers, read 
before the leading medical societies, have been 
published in the medical journals and in 
pamphlet form. 

Dr. Jewett married, in 1868, Abbie E. Flagg, 
of New Hampshire, since deceased. Children : 
Harold F. and Alice H. Dr. Harold F. Jew- 
ett, embracing the profession of his father, 
located in Brooklyn, _New York, and is meet- 
ing with marked success as a physician and a 


The surname Bennett or Ben- 
BENNETT net is of ancient English ori- 
gin and history, derived from 
the personal name Benedict, of Latin origin. 
It was in general use as early as the reigns of 
Edward II and Edward III in England. 
Among the early forms of spelling we find 
Fitz Benedict, Bcnediscite, Bcndiste, Bendish 
and Bennett. The ancient seat of the Bennett 
family of England was the city of Norwich. 
\^arious branches have coats-of-arms. 

( I ) Nathan Bennet, as this branch of the 
family has spelled the name for many gen- 
erations, settled in Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick. He married Nancy Benner. 
Among their children was Josiah, mentioned 

(II) Josiah, son of Nathan Bennet, was 
born in New Brunswick, January 30, 1815, in 
the same house in which his son was born, in 
the parish of Harvey, Albert county. He died 
in 1864. He was a farmer all his active life, 
living on the homestead at Harvey and in 
Caledonia. He married, in 1840, Annie Ol- 
son, born in New Brunswick, January, 1822. 
Children: i. William, born in Harvey, Sep- 
tember 12, 1842. 2. Martha, Harvey, May 5, 
1845. 3. Eben Homer, Harvey, June 20, 
1848, mentioned below. 4. Mary W., Cale- 
donia, January, 1851. 5. Sarah J., Caledonia, 
January, 1854. 6. Robert Watson, Caledonia, 
September, 1857. 7. Peter W., Caledonia, 
February, 1861. 8. Josephine, Caledonia, Jan- 
uary, 1864. 

(III) Dr. Ehcn Homer, son of Josiah Ben- 
net, was born June 20, 1848, in the parish of 
Harvey, Albert county, New Brunswick. He 
attended the public schools of his native place 
and graduated from the New Brunswick Nor- 
mal School 1870. He taught for the ne.xt 
three years in the public schools, then began 
the study of his profession in the Jefferson 

Medical College, of Philadelphia, Pennsylva- 
nia, where he was graduated* with the degree 
of M. D. in the class of 1875. He took post- 
graduate courses in New York City and at 
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Mary- 
land. He was also a special student under 
Professor Simons, of Baltimore, in the subject 
of clinical microscopy. He began to practice 
in Bryant, Illinois, in November, 1875, '^^'^ 
six months afterward, Alay, 1876, he came to 
Lubec, Maine, where he has contiinied to the 
present time in general practice as physician 
and surgeon. He is a member of the County 
Medical Society, the ]\Iaine Medical As- 
sociation and the American Medical Asso- 
ciation, and has been president of the 
county society and vice-president of the 
state society. He is a member of Wash- 
ington Lodge, No. 37, Free Masons, of Lu- 
bec. In politics he is a Republican. He is a 
member of the school board and for many 
years was superintendent of schools. He mar- 
ried, February 3, 1873, Annie Wealthy, born 
November 3, 1855, died May 11, 1892, daugh- 
ter of William Conley, of Deer Island, New 
Brunswick. Children: i. Cecelia Millicinth, 
born October 28, 1876, attended the public 
schools of Lubec, graduate of the Portland 
high school and as trained nurse at the Bos- 
ton City Hospital in 1902; married, 1902, C. E. 
Watts, of Windber, Pennsylvania. 2. Mame 
Seely, December i, 1879. attended the public 
schools of Lubec. graduated Lubec high school 
class of "96, Colby .Vcadcmy at New London, 
New Hampshire, in 1897, Bates College, in 
1901 : assistant in the Bates College library 
for two years ; graduated from the Farming- 
ton (Maine) Normal school in 1904; teacher 
in the Lubec high school for three years : grad- 
uated from Teacher's College, Columbia Uni- 
versity. New York, in the class of 190S. 3. 
Grace Lee, May 30, 1883, graduate of the 
Lubec high school, took a course at the Farm- 
ington Normal school; married, 1908. Ralph 
H. Preble, of Portland, Maine. 4. Da Costa 
Fitzmaurice, June 4, 1895, graduate of the 
Lubec high school and the Hebron Academy ; 
student in the University of Maine, class of 

It is a course of great profit 
PENLEY and pleasure to study the char- 
acters and lives of those individ- 
uals who stand forth in bold relief as leaders 
in literature, politics, and in the stern com- 
petition and activity of business life. Among 
those of the two latter named classes belong 
Hon. Albert Manchester Penley, a descend- 



ant of one of the oldest families of Danville, 
members of which have been prominent and 
influential in the management and develop- 
ment of the various communities in which they 
settled, and have left descendants and repre- 
sentatives to follow in their steps. 

( I ) Joseph Penley, was born in Gloucester- 
shire. England, Jnly 13, 1756. One day, while 
visiting his elder brother, a hatter, in Lon- 
don, he strayed down to the docks, was 
seized by the press gang, hurried on board 
a warship, which sailed without allowing him 
the slightest opportunity to communicate with 
his friends. AVhile the vessel was cruising oft 
the iNIaine coast, angered at having received a 
flogging for some trifling oiTense, he, with a 
messmate, stole the ship's boat and came 
ashore. Though closely pursued, they suc- 
ceeded in escaping. He enlisted in the Amer- 
ican army in the war that shortly followed, 
served several years, and settled near its close 
in Freeport, Maine. He married Esther Fogg 
and among their children was a son, John, see 

(H) Captain John, son of Joseph and Es- 
ther ( Fogg ) Penley, was born near Strout's 
Point, in Freeport, then included in the town 
of North Yarmouth, May 11, 1782. He was 
a boy of ten when the family removed in 1792 
to P'ejepscot. Although his opportunities for 
acquiring an education were very slight, he 
improved them to such an extent that his busi- 
ness career did not suffer in the least from 
the disadvantages under which he labored. His 
entire life was spent upon a farm, and some- 
times he owned and operated as many as eight 
or ten, but the purchase and sale of horses and 
cattle was the occupation in which he was 
specially interested and to which he gave much 
attention during the fourscore years he lived 
in Danville. He was one of the pioneers in 
the now important industry of sending JMaine 
cattle to the Brighton market, and one of his 
droves was the second driven out of the state 
to that market. He was an active factor in 
the management of the Lewiston Falls Bridge 
Company, for forty years the inost important 
of the local corporations, and in 1847 '^^'^^ 
one of the organizers of the Auburn Bank, 
which was first named the Danville Bank, and 
long continued one of its directors. He repre- 
sented the town of Danville in the legislature 
in 1824 and 1838, and was repeatedly elected 
to various municipal offices, in all of which he 
gave entire satisfaction to his townsmen and 
constituents. He was an attendant of the Free 
Baptist church near his homestead, gave liber- 
ally of his time and money toward the care 

and repair of the building and of the burying- 
ground adjacent, during his life, and at his 
death bequeathed to it $1,000. He was a man 
of exemplary character, sterling integrity, just 
and honorable in all business transactions, 
kind and considerate to the poor and needy, 
and was esteemed by all who had the honor 
of his acquaintance. Captain Penley married 
(first) in 1802, Desire Dingley, by whom he 
had thirteen children. Married (second) in 
1834, Julia A. Wagg, by whom he had five 
children, namely: i. Louisa V., married Asa 
Garcelon. 2. Flattie E., married S. T. Davis. 
3. Caroline M., married J. \V. Peables. 4. Al- 
bert M., see forward. 5. W'infield S. Captain 
Penley, who won his title by many years' serv- 
ice in the state militia, died January 13, 1873, 
in his ninety-first year. 

(Ill) Albert Manchester, son of Captain 
John and Julia A. (Wagg) Penley, was born 
in Danville, July 22, 1847. He was reared on 
the home farm, and his education was ac- 
quired at the Edward Little Institute and 
Maine State Seminary. For two years after 
completing his studies he served in the capa- 
city of school teacher, after which he turned 
his attention to the farm, conducting opera- 
tions thereon until January i, 1874, when he 
purchased the meat and grocery interest of 
L. F. Chase in the mercantile house of Chase 
& Peables, and formed the firm of Peables & 
Penlev, which continued until Mr. Penley re- 
tired, January i, 1883, a period of nine years. 
The following September he engaged in the 
same business on his own account at No. 98 
Maine street. Auburn, which he has continued 
to the present time. In addition to this he 
has been a director of the Auburn Foundry 
Company from 1883, 'and its president since 
September, i8go ; a director of the Auburn 
Loan and Building Association since its or- 
ganization ; a director and treasurer of the 
Androscoggin Land Association since its for- 
mation in 1887; a director and president of 
the Penley Cemetery Corporation, organized in 
1889. Mr. Penley has always been staunch 
in his advocacy of Republican principles and 
candidates, and has frequently been selected 
for positions of official trust. He served as 
warden of ward 4 of Auburn from 1872 to 
1874; member of the common council, 1880- 
82; alderman, 1884; member of the Republi- 
can city committee, 1883, and was its chair- 
man in the important campaign of 1884; over- 
seer of the poor from 1883 to 1885; mayor, 
1887. re-elected in 1888: in 1889 was chosen 
to fill a vacancy in the officer of overseer of 
the poor until 1891, when he was elected for 



three years, and in 1890 was chosen one of 
the superintending school committee of Au- 
burn, and continued in that capacity for ten 
years, and also one of its representatives to 
the legislature for two terms, 1891-93. In 
1897 he was appointed to fill an unexpired 
term as county commissioner by Governor 
Llewellyn Powers, serving thus for one year. 
He was then elected for a short term of two 
years, and in 1900 was elected for a full term 
of six years. In 1S93 he was elected a trustee 
of the Auburn Savings Bank and has served 
to the present time (1909). J\lr. Penley is 
also prominently connected with brotherhood 
associations ; is a Knight of Pythias, a Knight 
of Honor since 1887, grand dictator of the 
order in Maine in 1885, and a member of the 
Supreme Lodge in 1886-87. He joined Tran- 
quil Lodge of Free Masons in 1873. King 
Hiram Chapter, Dunlap Council, and Lcwiston 
Commandery, 1874; Lewiston Lodge of Per- 
fection, 1880; Portland Council of Princes of 
Jerusalem, Dunlap Chapter Rose Croix and 
Maine Consistory, S. P. R. C, 1881 ; received 
the thirty-third and highest degree in Masonry 
in 1888, creating him sovereign grand in- 
spector-general of the Northern JMasonic Ju- 
risdiction. In 1875 h^ assisted in organizing 
Ancient Brothers Lodge, and was its master 
from 1876 to 1878. He was high priest of 
Bradford Chapter in 1878-79, thrice illustrious 
master of Dunlap Council from 1880 to 1882, 
commander of Lewiston Commandery from 
1882 to 1884, and thrice potent grand master 
of Lewiston Lodge of Perfection from 1887 
to 1889. He has served as senior grand war- 
den in the Masonic body in 1895 ; was grand 
high priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chap- 
ter of Maine from 1892 to 1894; was grand 
master of the Grand Council of Maine, Royal 
and Select Masters, from 1889 to 1891. He 
joined Aleppo Temple, Boston, September 15, 
1887, and is a member of Kora Temple, A. A. 
O. N. M. S., of Lewiston, of which he was 
a charter member in 1891 and served as poten- 
tate in 1905. Mr. Penley has always resided 
in "Old Danville." and in i8go built one of 
the handsome residences of Auburn, on the 
corner of Maine and Elm streets. He is a 
man of strong personality, generous impulses, 
and possesses the faculty of winning and re- 
taining friends to an unusual degree. Mr. 
Penley married, at Deering, Alaine, October 
18, 1875, Georgia A., daughter of Jonathan 
and Mary (Fickett) Pennell, of that town. 
Children : Georgia Maryett, married Samuel 
Stewart, of Lewiston, Alaine, in 1900; two 
children, Evelyn E. and Ruth F. ; John Albert, 

married Ethel F. Lindsay, of Lewiston, Maine ; 
Julia Lida. The family are attendants of the 
Congregational church of Auburn. 

The genealogists appear all at sea 
W'lLL.S in tracing the ancestral line of 

the descent of the Wills of Somer- 
set county, Maine, and by reason of the ease 
by which the three surnames, Wills, Willis and 
Mills, are confounded, it has proved futile to 
make any reasonable connection in the sec- 
ond, third, fourth, fifth and sixth generations. 
It is presumed by the family and supported 
by tradition that the immigrant ancestor was 
Thomas Wills, of Exeter, England, w-ho was 
granted one hundred and sixty acres of land 
in Kittery, Maine, in 1677, and who mar- 
ried for his second wife, in 1669, Lucy, daugh- 
ter of James (who died before 1650) and 
Katherine (Shapleigh) Treworgy, and widow 
of Humphrey Chadbourne. She was born in 
Kittery about 1632 and married as her third 
husband Hon. Elias Stileman, of Portsmouth. 
They had a daughter, Sarah, who married 
John Gear, and a son, Thomas Jr., a mariner, 
who married Sarah, daughter of Walter Ab- 
bott, of Portsmouth. Supposing that Thomas 
Jr. was born in 1675, the third generation 
would be 1705, the fourth 1740, the fifth 
1770, the sixth 1795, and the seventh 1824. 
Assuming this, we place Ruel Wills as of the 
seventh generation. If this is not the Ameri- 
can immigrant ancestor of Ruel and Fred J. 
Wills, we find one Samuel Wills, of Hartford, 
Maine, who was married November 28. 1688, 
to Mary (Taylor) Love, widow of William 
Love, of Salmon Falls, Maine. She died be- 
fore 1695 ^"d 'ic husband, Samuel Wills, sold 
to "his late wife's brother. John Taylor, of 
Hampton, the estate of William Love." 

(VH) Ruel Wills was born in Mercer, 
Somerset county, Maine, in 1824, and died 
February 10, 1903. He received a common 
school education and learned the shoe manu- 
factory business. He was for many years 
a member of the shoe manufacturing firm of 
John F. Cobb & Comi^any. He married 
( Rhoda Millet, sister of John F. Cobb's 
first wife, 1849. H's wife died 1859. In i860 
he married (second) Lavina Millet, sister of his 
decea.sed wife. She died 1861. In 1862 he 
married (third) Esther, daughter of David 
and Patty (Robinson) Corliss, of Hartford, 
Maine. His children were: i. Herbert, born 
September, 1863, Auburn, Maine. 2. Carrie, 
born July 30, 1865, in Auburn, married Gil- 
bert Hersey. 3. Fred Irving (q. v.). 4. Ar- 
thur A., born Auburn. 5. Elmer, born Turner, 



June I, 1S71. 6. Albert, born Turner, Octo- 
ber 27. 1S72. 7. Perley, born Turner, ilay 
28, 1874. 8. Ernest, born Minot, December 
25, 1879. All born in state of Maine. 

(VHI) Fred Irving, second son and third 
child of Ruel and Esther (Corliss) Wills, was 
born in Auburn, Maine, December ig, 1867. 
He was but eight years old when he was 
bound out to a farmer, who cultivated a large 
farm and here worked and received his board, 
clothes and short winter terms at school until 
he was sixteen years old, when he worked for 
a grocer, receiving for his first year's work 
his board and one hundred dollars, with a 
liberal increase from year to year. When he 
had reached his majority, he had accumu- 
lated a considerable sum of money, which he 
invested in the grocery business in Lewiston, 
Maine, which he was still carrying on in 1909. 
In addition to this business he was passenger 
and exchange agent for the Atlantic liners 
running between Boston, New York and other 
American ports to all parts of Europe. He 
affiliated with the Masonic fraternity; with 
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and 
with the Sons of St. George. His political 
affiliation is with the Republican party, and 
his religious home the Protestant Episcopal 
church. He married. June 19, 1889, Nettie A., 
daughter of John and Alice (Hartley) Gar- 
ner, of England, and their children, Carrie 
Alice and Russell Garner, were born in Lewis- 
ton, Maine. 

This name is not of fre- 
MERRIFIELD quent occurrence inx\mer- 
ica, but was common in 
Devonshire, England, where at one time its 
bearers were of considerable distinction and 
owners of large landed estates. The name is 
probably a contraction of St. Mary's Field, 
there having been in England a village of this 
name, which was also given to a bridge and 
used to describe an estate. John Merrifield ap- 
pears in the list of passengers on a ship which 
left England for America in 1635, and he was 
probably the ancestor of all those bearing the 
name in this country. 

(I) Simeon Merrifield was probably born in 
1718 or 1720. He enlisted under }\Iajor John 
Storer, in Wells, Maine, in 1740, and sailed 
for Boston in a transport, March 24 of that 
year, to join the Louisburg expedition under 
Pepperell. As far as can be ascertained his 
children were : Simeon, who settled in Wells 
near the" South Berwick line, Samuel and 

(II) William, son of Simeon Merrifield, was 

born in 1747. lie settled on the Sanford 
Grant, where he cleared a fine farm, which 
has been held by his descendants since that 
time. He married, December 6, 1771, Hepzi- 
bah Furbush, and as far as is known their 
children were : Nathaniel, see forward ; Will- 
iam, born February 16, 1774; Jacob, January 
4, 1776; settled in Sanford, married Lucy 
Ricker and had a numerous family. 

(III) Nathaniel, eldest child of William and 
Hepzibah (Furbush) Merrifield, was born 
September 21, 1772. He resided in Lisbon, 

Maine. He married Furbush, and had 

children : Jacob, see forward ; William, 
Abram, Nathaniel, Margaret, Rhoda and Rc- 

(IV) Jacob, sou of Nathaniel and 

(Furbush) Merrifield, was born in Lisbon, 
Maine, about 1800. While still a young man 
he removed to Waterville, Maine, where he 
followed the occupation of a lumberman. He 
was married to Esther, born in 1812, a daugh- 
ter of Tristram and Miriam (Nason) Ricker, 
the former a farmer. They had children: 
George Alpheus Lyon, see forward; Helen M., 
born January 28, 1841 ; three who died in in- 
fancy ; Tinnie, born June 7, 1849, is living in 
Falls Church, Virginia; Clara Isabel, born 
April 20, 1851. Of these children only George 
Alpheus Lyon and Tinnie are living at the 
present time (1909). 

(\') George Alpheus Lyon, eldest child of 
Jacob and Esther (Ricker) Merrifield, was 
born in Waterville, Maine, March i, 1839. At 
that time the family were living in the little 
cottage long occupied by the late Rufus Nason 
(a relative of the Merrifield family), now 
standing on Upper Maine street. Mr. Merri- 
field was named for the Hon. George Evans, a 
noted politician of that time, and the Hon. 
Alpheus Lyon, an early resident of the town. 
His education was acquired in the public and 
high schools of his native town and in the 
Waterville Liberal Institute. He was engaged 
until 1865 in the boot and shoe business in 
Waterville, wholesale, retail and manufactur- 
ing branches, and in that year went to Wash- 
ington, District of Columbia, where, through 
the influence of the Hon. H. Hamlin, he was 
appointed to a clerkship in the United States 
pension office, June 5, 1865. He rose through 
the various grades until he now holds the 
position of principal examiner, under an act of 
congress creating that office. He is one of the 
few persons enjoying the distinction of having 
served continuously in the United States pen- 
sion office at \\'ashington for a period of over 
forty-four years. He has resided in Falls 



Church, \irginia, for thirty-four years, going 
to Washington on ihe morning of every legal 
business day. Mr. Merrifield is Republican in 
politics. The town of Merrifield, Fairfax 
county, Virginia, was named in his honor. 
He is a director of the Falls Church Bank 
and Trust Company, and president of the 
Falls Church Improvement Company. He is 
a member and deacon of the Falls Church 
Congregational Church, a member of the 
Waterville (Maine) Lodge, No. 33, Free and 
Accepted Masons, a member of the Congre- 
gational Club of Washington, District of Col- 
umbia, and was its president, secretary and 
treasurer for a number of years. Mr. Merri- 
field married (first) September 22, 1868, El- 
len Augusta King, of Washington, District of 
Columbia, who died March 21, 1892, and had 
children : Edith Octavia and Everett Piatt. 
Edith Octavia married the Rev. Arsene B. 
Schmavonian, of Constantinople, Turkey, 
where they now reside, and where he is pas- 
tor of an Armenian Congregational church. 
He was educated at the Divinity School in 
Hartford, Connecticut, and lived for a time 
in Falls Church, and in Hyde Park, Massa- 
chusetts. Their children are: Gregory, born 
in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1900, and Mar- 
garet Virginia, born in Constantinople, Tur- 
key, August 16, 1908. Mr. Merrifield married 
(second) September, 1898, Martha Frances, 
born in Oakland, Maine, daughter of George 
Rice, of West Waterville, Maine ; Mrs. Merri- 
field died January, 1907. He married (third) 
January 16, 1908, Margaret Gray, daughter 
of William Buckner and ]\Iargaret (Gray) 
Dickenson, and granddaughter of William and 
Jane (Buckner) Dickenson, the latter a native 
of Caroline county, Virginia. 

John Ward, immigrant ancestor, 

WARD was born in England in 1740. He 
came from London in 1770 to the 
province of Maine and settled there. 

(II) John (2). son of John (i) Ward, was 
born in 1775 in Sidney, Maine. He settled in 
the west part of Sidney and was a farmer. 
He also lived in Windsor, Maine. 

(HI) Joshua, son of John (2) Ward, was 
born in Windsor. 1801. He married Betsey 
Cunningham, and they lived in Augusta, 
Maine. Children : John Ellis, Frank O. and 

(IV) John Ellis, son of Joshua Ward, was 
born in Augusta, IMaine, died there Mav 20, 
1895. He was educated in the common schools 
of Augusta. He engaged in the business of 
trucking and heavy carting, and was success- 

ful in his undertaking. In politics he was a 
Republican, served in city council, 1854-55, for 
several years was overseer of the poor in 
Augusta, was street commissioner of Augusta 
twelve years, and he was chosen to various 
other offices of trust and honor. He was a 
member of the iViethodist Episcopal church of 
Augusta. He was a member of Bethlehem 
Lodge, Free Alasons ; Cushnoc Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons; Trinity Commandery, Knights 
Templar, of .Xugusta. He married, 1853, 
Mary EHzabeth Clement, born 1833, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Clement, of Winterport. Chil- 
dren : I. Mary Davis, born June 20, 1858, 
married Scott A. Simpson, of Portland, JNIaine. 
2. S. Curtis C, mentioned below. 

(V) S. Curtis C, son of John Ellis Ward, 
was born March i, 1863, at Augusta. He 
was educated in the public schools of Augusta 
and at the Dirigo Business College. At the 
age of eighteen years he became a clerk in 
the Augusta postoffice under Postmaster Jo- 
seph H. Mauley. He left this position four 
years later to become bookkeeper for Howes, 
Hilton & Harris, wholesale grocers, of Port- 
land. He went to Buenos Ayres, Argentine 
Republic, South America, in 1887, a buyer for 
the firm of Beck & Company, commission mer- 
chants. New York City. In 1890 he returned 
to Augusta, and for two years had a retail 
grocery business in that city on his own ac- 
count. He was in the employ of the street 
railway company at Manchester, New Hamp- 
shire, for the following three years, returning 
to Augusta to become the state deputy of the 
Maccabees of the World, being supervising 
deputy for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces also. He 
was elected one of the ten executive officers 
at the convention at Detroit, Michigan, and 
has been a national officer of the body since 
1907. He is a member of Bethlehem Lodge,. 
Free ]\Iasons; Cushnoc Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons ; Trinity Commandery, Knights Tem- 
plar; a Noble of Kora Temple, Order of the 
Mystic Shrine, of Lewiston. He is also a 
member of the Ancient Order of United 
Workmen, of Augusta. In politics he is a 
Democrat ; a member of common council in 
Augusta, 1906-07-08, and president of that 
body in 1907-08. Mr. Ward married, May 31,. 
1889. Cora B. Brown, born Chelsea, Maine, 
daughter of James T. and Abbie (Davis) 


John Brow'n, immigrant ances- 
BRO\\'N tor, was born in England, 171 5. 
He was in Boston before De- 
cember 12, 1738, when he married .Abigail 



Colesworthy. He was an iniiholdcr and also 
a tailor. He settled in Charleslown and was 
a taxpayer from 1746 to 1773, owning various 
lots of land. He deeded land to James Brown, 
of New Castle, Maine, probably a relative, in 
1773. He was sixty years old when the revo- 
lution broke out, but he adhered to the Crown 
and joined the Loyalists who went to Nova 
Scotia, with his family. Children: i. Sarah, 
died November 22, 1754, in Charlestown. 2. 
Abigail, born August 8, 1740, married John 
Bowles. 3. Mary, born July 19, 1741. 4. 
Nathaniel, died January 8, 1743. 5. Stephen, 
died January 17, 1747, aged four months. 6. 
Joseph, born March 23, 1752, mentioned be- 

(H) Joseph, son of John Brown, was born 
in Charlestown, March 23, 1752. He removed 
at the time of the revolution or earlier to 
Hallowell, Maine. He married, 1774, Char- 
lotte Tinges, of Boston. Children: i. Henry, 
born at Charlestown, December 21, 1775. 2. 
James, mentioned below. Probably others at 
Hallowell. Joseph Brown died March 4, 

(IH) James, son of Joseph Brown, was 
born in Hallowell, Maine, April 14, 1782, died 
October 27, 1858. He served in the war of 
181 2. He married Hannah Meady. Chil- 
dren : Hannah, Thomas, James, mentioned be- 
low ; David, John, George, Lucy, Charlotte, 

(IV) James (2) Jr., son of James (i) 
Brown, w-as born in Chelsea, Maine, Febru- 
ary 2, i8og, died February 2, 1868. He mar- 
ried RIartha Coss, of Pittston, Maine. Chil- 
dren : James T., mentioned below ; Charlotte, 
Martha, Lucinda, George, Orlena. 

(V) James T., son of James (2) Brown, 
was born in Chelsea, Maine, November 12, 
1832, died there August 7, 1888. He married 
Abbie Davis, born Windsor, Maine, [March 4, 
1838, daughter of Simeon and Abigail Davis. 
Children: i. Martha M., born May 11, 1856, 
married Eugene E. Randall ; children : Ernest 
B., Arthur E. and Cora ]\L Randall. 2. Cora 
B., born October 19, 1864, aforementioned as 
the wife of S. Curtis C. ^^'ard. 3. George 
Thomas, born February 15, 1871, married 
Cora E. Spear ; one child, Edwin F. Brown. 

The ancestors of the present 
MANNING members of the Manning 

families early founded in 
this country, were from England, where rep- 
resentatives of the general family had long 
been numerous. It is claimed that British 
records, published by order of parliament. 

show that the name occurred in twenty-two 
counties in the kingdom as early as the year 
1272. The predecessors of these early inhabi- 
tants went to England from what is now Ger- 
many. All Englishmen of the present time 
make this statement. The accounts differ 
slightly as to the particular continental prov- 
ince wdience their ancestors came, but nine- 
tenths of these unite in saying that the family 
is of Saxon origin. In Hasted's "Kent" 
(County of Kent, England), published in 
1797, occurs the following reference to the 
Mannings: "They are said to be descended 
from an ancient and noble family which took 
its name from Manning (Mannheim), a town 
in Saxony, whence they came to England be- 
'fore the Conquest." In the colonial wars the 
Mannings were represented by nineteen per- 
sons bearing their name; on the Rolls of the 
Revolution fifty-two appear; in the war of 
1812, sixteen; in the war of the rebellion, 
eighty ; and in the Spanish war, six ; — an indis- 
putable evidence of the patriotism and fighting 
qualities of the family. In many other ways 
honors have come to the name through those 
who have been high in church and state, sci- 
ence and art, and the three learned profes- 
sions of law, medicine and divinity. 

(I) William [Manning, ancestor of this ex- 
tensive family, came to America about the 
year 1634 or before. Whence he came has not 
been learned, but as the Mannings had long 
been a numerous family in England, and as 
he came contemporaneously with the migra- 
tion of other emigrants from that country, it is 
certain that he was from a branch of that 
ancient family. After living a short time in 
Roxbury, JMassachusetts, he went to Cam- 
bridge, where he may have been a merchant. 
He was the owner of a house and of other 
lots of land, but when he bought and sold is 
not known in full. William Manning was a 
freeman in 1640. His will is dated February 
17, 1665, and proved April 28, 1666. He had 
removed to Boston as early as August 25, 
1664, w-hen he became connected with the 
church there, and perhaps earlier. The name 
of his first wife, whom he married in Eng- 
land, is not known. She was the mother of 
his children, and died on the voyage to Amer- 
ica. He married (second) Susannah — , 

of whom we know no more than that she died 
in Cambridge, October 16, 1650. He married 

(third) perhaps at Boston, Elizabeth -. 

He had two children: William, born in Eng- 
land in 1614, and Hannah. 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) Man- 
ning, was born about 1614, in England, came 



to the colony of Massachusetts Bay in or be- 
fore 1634, settled in the latter year in Cam- 
bridge, and made that town his home the 
remainder of his life. He early purchased a 
homestead and other land, and engaged m 
business as a merchant, a calling he followed 
throughout his life. This enterprise was not, 
however, limited to the mere selling of goods, 
for he owned a warehouse and a boathouse on 
a canal to which boats had free access. Early 
in life he became one of the most prominent 
and trusted citizens of the town, and was often 
called to public offices of trust. He was 
elected highway surveyor, 165 1, and the same 
year "to s'ize casks," or as a ganger ; constable 
1652-66-68-75-79, and selectman 1652-O6-70- 
72-75-81-83. or a total of fifteen years. His 
name also frequently appears in connection 
with different public affairs. He often filled 
offices in connection with the settlement of 
estates. He was a freeman in 1643, and was 
as earlv as that date a member of the church. 
After the death of Rev. Mr. Mitchell, in 1668, 
IMr. Manning was selected by the church to go 
to England to prevail upon Rev. L'rian Oakes 
to come to Cambridge and accept the vacant 
pastorate, and this mission he performed. The 
most important trust of his life was in con- 
nection with Harvard College, he having been 
selected, with Deacon John Cooper as an asso- 
ciate, to replace the old college building with 
a new one, and to receive and disburse the 
funds for this purpose. This was in 1672, 
and the final accounting was made in 1684. 
Each steward received £25 for his ten years' 
work. He was one of the inhabitants of Cam- 
bridge to whom the Shavvshire (or Billerica) 
territory was granted in 1644. he being allotted 
sixtv acres, and who joined in tlie '"great deed" 
of 1650 conveying it to the Billerica settlers. 
He left at the time of his death an estate of 
£163 2s. gd., free of all debts and expenses, 
and had during his lifetime distributed among 
his children £308 2s. 7d. He married Dorothy 

. .He and his wife were buried in the 

now old cemetery of Harvard Square, and 
the headstones to their graves remain in good 
condition. They record that \MlIiam Man- 
ning died March 14, 1690, aged seventy-six, 
and Dorothy, his wife, died July 26, 1692. 
aged eighty. Their children were : Hannah, 
Samuel. Sarah. Abigail, John. Mary and per- 
haps Timothy. 

(HI) Samuel, eldest son and second child 
of \\'illiam (2) and Dorothy Manning, was 
born July 21, 1644, at Cambridge. He was 
reared in his native town, and seems to have 
received a superior education. Between the 

years 1664 and 1666 he removed to Billerica, 
where he afterward resided. His first home 
was at the northern part of the village, which 
was the same as the present "'Center'' village, 
but at a later period he removed to and occu- 
pied his farm west of the Concord river. The 
old homestead was erected in 1696; in times 
of Indian massacres it was one of the offi- 
cially appointed garrison houses, to which an 
allotted number of families could hasten in 
time of danger and defend themselves from 
attacks of the enemy. The house has been oc- 
cupied by his descendants for nearly two hun- 
dred years, and is now held by the Manning 
Association, which was incorporated by special 
act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1901. 
The old home contains a large and valuable 
collection of family mementoes, relics and rec- 
ords to which additions are constantly being 
made. Addresses, pictures, relics and interest- 
ing information concerning every member of 
the family, including the children, should be 
sent to the secretary at the Manse. Reunions 
of the family will be held annually on June 
17 (Bunker Hill Day). Twice the Indians 
raided the town and killed some of his neigh- 
bors. Mr. Manning was corporal in the mili- 
tia 1682; sergeant 1684; ensign 1699. The 
town elected him to nearly all the offices within 
its power to bestow. He was surveyor of 
highways, 1668-76-77: sealer of weights and 
measures, 1675-1700; constable. 1677; trial 
juryman, 1679; assessor, 1694-98-1702; tith- 
ingman, 1679-82-95-97-1704-09, or twelve 
years; town clerk, 1686-90-92-99, or seven 
years; selectman, 1673-77-79-82-90-92-94-96- 
99, eighteen years, and representative to the 
general court 1695-97. He was a surveyor, and 
at various times served on committees or alone 
to survey land and run lines, and performed 
many other trusts and duties of a public na- 
ture. He was made a freeman of the colony in 
1670. The house he erected on his homestead 
west of the Concord river still stands. He 
was a large holder of real estate, for, on the 
death of his father, he had become owner of 
the latter's homestead and warehouse in Cam- 
bridge. The large farm he owned remained 
directly in the hands of his descendants, pass- 
ing from father to son several times, uiuil 
1880, and is still held subject to the testament- 
ary will of its latest Manning occupant. 'Sam- 
uel Manning married (first) April 13, 1664, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Stearns, born at 
Watertown, and died June 24, 1671. at Bil- 
lerica. He married (second) May 6. 1673, 
Abiel, daugiiter of John ^\'ight. born at Med- 
field, January I. 1654. who died some time 



after Jul)- 3. 1713. Samuel .Manning died at 
Billerica. February 22, 171 1. The children by 
the first marriage were : Samuel and John ; 
and by the second marriage : Timothy, Han- 
nah. William. Mary, Sarah, Dorothy, Isaac, 
Ephraim, Elizabeth, Timothy, Eliphalet, Abiel. 

(I\") Isaac, third son of Samuel and Abiel 
(Wight) ]ilanning, was born in Billerica, 
April 15, 1685. He went to Cambridge before 
July, 1707, at which time he was twenty-two 
years old, and perhaps resided there until his 
death, but this is not certain. He was in Cam- 
bridge continuously from 1703 to 1723, and 
probably until 1742. The first sign of him is 
on July 27, 1707, when he is credited in the 
church book with the payment of six shillings, 
his minister's rate, or tax for the support of 
the church. Similar payments are entered 
each year, the rate ranging from seven shill- 
ings upward. JMargaret, his wife, was ad- 
mitted to full communion January 9, 1728. 
Nothing is found to show that he was a church 
member, but he or his wife must have "owned 
the covenant." if no more, prior to the birth of 
their first child, as it was baptized promptly. 
Isaac was elected to town offices as follows : 
hog-reeve, 1713; fence viewer, 1714-18; high- 
way surveyor, 1721. At a meeting of the 
selectmen of the town, February 28, 1743, 
Isaac Manning was allowed six shillings old 
tenor for care of the poor. This is the last 
mention of his name in the records. His 
occupation is unknown. He married, April 8. 
1708, 2\Iargaret Eager, born in Cambridge, 
May 25, 1681, daughter of William and Hes- 
ter (Cole) Eager. Their children were: 
Isaac, ^largaret, William Thomas, (died 
young). Daniel. Sarah, Hannah and Thomas. 

(V) William (3), eldest son of Isaac and 
Margaret (Eager) Manning, was born in 
Cambridge, October 24, 1712. He early set- 
tled at Charlestown, and became a ferryman 
in 1748. As early as 1631 a ferry had been 
established between Charlestown anq) Boston, 
"where the Charles river bridge now is," and 
control thereof and revenue therefrom were 
granted in 1640 to Harvard College. In W'ill- 
iam's time four boats were run, and the man- 
agement of them was granted by lease by the 
college, in four parts, one part to each lessee : 
August 31, 1748, "one-fourth" of said ferry 
vvas leased to William Manning. The rent 
was £150 a year in "Bills of Credit of the old 
Tenor," in four payments of £37 los., payable 
on the first of November, February, May and 
August. Each lessee was to keep one strong 
boat in good order and have sober persons to 
run it. William renewed his lease in 1752, 

and again October i, 1754, for two years, and 
is believed to have continued with the ferry 
nearly as long as he lived. Mr. Manning was 
one of those whose property was burned after 
the battle of Bunker Hill. His loss included 
£266 13s. 4d. for two dwellings "belonging to 
me and wife," and £5 for persona! estate, and 
£1 4s. for cartage. The last item is a silent 
but eloquent witness to the hasty flight of the 
family from the burning town, with such per- 
sonal effects as they could save. William Man- 
ning was drawn to serve as a petit juror in 
1738. He bought April 19, 1755, for £40, one- 
half of a house and one-half part of the land 
by the same, on Wapping street, near the pres- 
ent navy yard. He died November 8, 1776, 
at Medford, aged sixty-four years. The town 
records call him "of Charlestown"; the church 
record, "late of Charlestown." Medford was 
probably his home after the fire. He left no 
will. Administration of his estate was granted 
to his widow and his son Caleb, December 9, 
I777._ The inventory was £159 4s. 6d., which 
was increased by cash received to a total of 
£179 6d. William Manning married (first) 
January i, 1736, Elizabeth Kettle, born at 
Charlestown, September 18, 1716, died 1759, 
and buried December 8. Her ancestry was: 
Benjamin and Mary (Dyer), her parents; 
Deacon Joseph and Hannah (Frothingham), 
her grandparents; and Sergeant Richard and 
Esther Ward (Kettle), her great-grandpar- 
ents, all of Charlestown, where Richard, the 
immigrant, was a church member, 1633. He 
married (second) 'January 6, 1761, Mrs. Jo- 
anna Webber, born September 15, 1723, died 
at Medford, of pneimionia, August 27, 1787. 
Her maiden name was WHiittemore, and Will- 
iam was her third husband. Her ancestry 
was: Joseph and Mehitable (Raymond), her 
parents; Joseph and Joanna (Mousal), her 
grandparents; John and Mary (Upham), her 
great-grandparents ; and Thomas and Hannah 
Whittemore, immigrants, her great-great- 
grandparents, all of Charlestown, where Thom- 
as settled about 1642. The children of Will- 
iam Manning by his first wife were : William, 
Elizabeth, Isaac, James, Daniel, Caleb, Mary, 
Sarah (died young), Sarah (died young"), 
Thomas and Susanna. By the second wife: 
Joanna, Joseph and Sarah. 

(VI) James, third son of William (3) and 
Elizabeth (Kettle) Manning, was born at 
Charlestown, March 21, 1743, and died there 
November 11, 1790. He resided in his native 
town. He was a colonial soldier under Cap- 
tain John Toplin, in the expedition "destined 
for Canada," his service being in 1759, from 



April 2 to September: ami again in 1761, 
under Captain Toi)lin and Colonel Frye. The 
first mentioned expedition "sailed from the 
Castle" (Fort Independence), April 24. Tra- 
dition savs that in private life he was occn- 
pied with the ferry between Charlestown and 
Boston, so long operated by his father. When, 
after the battle of Bunker Hill, Charlestown 
was burned. lames and his family shared in 
the general flight caused by the spreading of 
the flames. The mother took .-\aron, the 
youngest child, in her arms, antl carried him 
on foot into the country, the older children 
running bv her side. :S\r. Manning carried on 
his back what valuables he could thus convey. 
The house in which he lived, with the greater 
part of its contents, was destroved by fire. He 
set his loss of personal property at £20 8s. 2d. 
There is still in existence an old mahogany 
desk, with secret drawers, which belonged to 
him, and which was in the house while the 
above-mentioned battle was in progress, but 
which was saved. This desk became the prop- 
erty of Charles F. Manning, but was for thirty 
years in the care of Prentice C. Manning, a 
younger brother. When Charles F. settled 
permanently in Portland, the desk was re- 
stored to him. How soon James and family 
returned to Charlestown is not certain; they 
were there in 1784, and he remained and died 
there. He was probably in poor health from 
1784 to 1790. 

James iManning married, February 18, 1765, 
Ann Brown, who was baptized at Charles- 
town, March 21, 1743, daughter of Benjamin 
and Ann (Boylston) Brown, according to Wy- 
man's "Charlestown Genealogies." The mem- 
orandum of I'ranklin :\Ianning, a grandson of 
James, and a careful and reliable recorder, 
states that James "married Ann Brown, of 
Concord," and adds: "The widow Brown of 
Concord was my father's grandmother, and 
she was si.ster to the mother of Nathan Kins- 
man, of Hanover, New Hampshire.'" "Ann 
Manning" owned the covenant, September 22, 
J 765. The children of James and Ann, all 
born in Charlestown, were : James, Ann, Will- 
iam, Susanna and Aaron. 

(VII) William (4), second son of James 
and Ann (Brown) Manning, was born in 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, iNIarch 25, 1770, 
and died in Parsonsfield, Maine, October 15, 
1837. He was a tailor by trade, but also a 
considerable holder of real estate. He early 
settled in Maine, and according to statements 
given in deeds, lived in Brunswick, 1795-97: 
in Cornish, 1797-1800; in Limington, 1801-23, 
and perhaps after; and last of all in Parsons- 

field. .\pril 2T, 1795, he bought one-quarter 
of an acre of land for £6. One-half of this 
purchase he sold the same year, and the re- 
mainder in 1797. In the latter year he pur- 
chased land in Cornish for $340. and sold it in 
1800 for $400. In Limington he bought land 
in 1801 for $743, and another lot in 1803 for 
$50. The first of these lots he disposed of in 
broken parcels from time to time, but that of 
1803. which he acquired from one William 
Wentworth, he held until 1836. when he sold 
it to his son Franklin. It is described a^ three 
acres of land, and water power, and was "the 
same T occupied as a dwelling house & .Mills 

IXGTOX, MAINE. 1803-1S36. 

for many years." This reference to "mills" 
is explained by present old resident? of Lim- 
ington. He lived four miles from the main 
\ illage. and had a mill for grinding corn, re- 
mains of which are still visible. His farm 
is said to have contained eighty acres. He 
married (first). September 8, 1793, -Margaret 
Swan, born June i, 1772, died July 19, 1815. 
Her ancestry was: Joseph and Janet (Mc- 
Cloud), her parents, of West Cambridge. Mas- 
sachusetts : Ebenezer and Bathsheba : Eben- 
ezer and Elizabeth ; and John and Mary 
(Pratt) Swan, all of Cambridge, where John 
died June 5, 1708, aged eighty-seven. Will- 
iam Planning married (second), about 1822, 


1 80; 

Mrs. Hannah Littlefiekl, of York, who died in 
1824. No children were born of this mar- 
riage. The children of William and Margaret 
(Swan) Manning were: Janet, Nancy, Su- 
sanna, Joseph, Mary, William Holmes, Thom- 
as Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, Clarissa, and 
an infant son who died young. 

(Vni) Franklin, fourth son of William (4) 
and Margaret ( Swan) Manning, was born in 
Limington, January 12, 1808, and died at 
Norway, September 29, 1853. Early in life 
he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was 
associated in the stove and hardware business 
in Portland with Nathan \\'inslow, and later 
with his brother-in-law, George H. Cheney, 
for several years prior to 1838, when he re- 
moved to Paris, Maine, and thence to Syra- 
cuse, New York, in 1841. He returned to 
Maine in 1847, and settled in Norway, where 
he took charge of a large mercantile business 
and iron foundry conducted under the name of 
Brown & Company. He was very active in 
affairs pertaining to the welfare of the town, 
particularly in educational, temperance and 
religious works, and, in whatever engaged, de- 
voted to it the most untiring energy. On the 
completion of the Atlantic & St. Lawrence 
railroad to Alontreal, he made a visit to that 
city, where he contracted typhoid fever, from 
which he died on his return to Norway. The 
Nonvay Advertiser, in an obituary in January, 
1854, said of him : "He was genial and social, 
and in his intercourse with the w'orld was un- 
exceptionable. As a friend he was warm in 
his attachments, and confiding in his nature ; 
in his deportment he was dignified, yet modest 
and unassuming, and in all his associations 
was influenced only by high and honorable 
motives." He was an incorporator and trustee 
of the Norway Liberal Institute, and worthy 
patriarch of the Sons of Temperance. After 
his death the family removed to Portland, 
January, 1854. He married, April 25, 1833, 
Sophia Cheney, born at Newport, New Hamp- 
shire, July 21, i§io, daughter of Colonel Will- 
iam and Tryphena (Hatch) Cheney, of New- 
port (see Cheney VH). She died in Port- 
land, May 26, 1884. Husband and wife were 
buried in the old cemetery near the center of 
the village of Norway. Their children were: 
Georgianna Sophia, Charles Franklin, Pren- 
tice Cheney, Ellen Olivia, William Cheney, 
Frederick Hall and Frank. 

(IX) Charles Franklin, eldest son of Frank- 
lin and Sophia (Cheney) Manning, was born 
in Portland, 3ilaine, August 12, 1835, and 
early became a civil engineer. His first active 
work was as a survevor on the Ontario, Sim- 

coc & Lake Huron railroad in Canada, of 
which he was assistant engineer at the time of 
his father's death in 1853. Immediately fol- 
lowing that event he went to Portland, to 
which place his mother had returned with her 
family. Here he engaged in partnership with 
Charles D. Brown in the wholesale flour and 
produce business. In 1862 he removed with 
his family to Baltimore, Maryland, and was 
engaged as constructing engineer for the 
Hutchinson Brothers in the installation of 
water and gas works. Some years later he 
went to Norfolk, Virginia, where under the 
contract of Messrs. Allen & Hutchinson he 
built the first water works system in Norfolk 
in 1872-73. He also instituted a gas plant at 
the Hygia Hotel, Old Point Comfort. From 
Norfolk he went to Hagerstown, Maryland, 
and w-as for five years a member of the firm 
of Ames, Manning & Ames, who did a large 
business in the manufacture of fertilizers. Af- 
terward he became city treasurer and tax col- 
lector; a director (also treasurer and cor- 
responding secretary) in the \\'ashington 
County Agricultural and JMechanical Associa- 
tion ; and a director in the Orphans Home. 
He was a trustee and elder of the Presby- 
terian church, and for ten years superintend- 
ent of its Sunday school 1883-93. He was sup- 
erintendent and treasurer of the Hagerstown 
Light and Heat Company, and the Washington 
County Water Company. In 1894 he resigned 
these offices to return to Portland, retiring 
from active business. Pie died JMarch 7, 1899. 
He was a member of the State Street Congre- 
gational Church. In politics he was a Republi- 
can. He was a member of Atlantic Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Masons, of Portland, and 
past master of Friendship Lodge, Ancient Free 
and Accepted Masons, Hagerstown. A friend 
and business associate wrote of him : "We all 
agree about him, that he was dear to many a 
heart. His uniform courtesy and kindness 
made him a host of friends, and there was one 
expression here in regard to him, coming to 
me from all classes of those who had come 
in contact with him in social or business rela- 
tions — that he was an upright, courteous gen- 
tleman." The Hagerstown Globe, in an obitu- 
ary of him, said : "The news of his death 
was received in Hagerstown with manifesta- 
tions of deepest regret upon the part of a wide 
circle of friends and acquaintances. During 
his residence in Hagerstown he made many 
warm friends. He was a polished gentleman, 
an excellent man of business, exact and 
prompt, and enjoyed an enviable reputation." 
He married, in Portland, September 20, 1858, 



Ellen -M. Crockett, born in Portland, April 25, 
1838, daughter of Leonard and Frances Ellen 
(Talbot) "Crockett, of Portland (see Crock- 
ett). Children: i. Alma Crockett, born Au- 
gust 2, 1859; unmarried. 2. Frances Talbot, 
died young. 3. Charles Cheney, next men- 

(X) Charles Cheney, youngest child of 
Charles F. and Ellen M. (Crockett) Alanning, 
was born in Baltimore, November 1, 1869. 
He graduated from the .Marxland Agricultural 
College as a civil engmeer in 1890. He was 
employed as such one and a half ,\ears on the 
Western Maryland railroad. He is now in the 
United States engineer department of the 
army, at Portland, entering the government 
employ in 1898, under Major Roessler, the 
department having charge of the extensive 
fortifications and other works now in progress 
of construction. He is a member of the Maine 
Commandery of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States. He re- 
sides in Portland. He married, September 15, 
1897, Mary Elizabeth Wiiite. born in Portland, 
May 27. 1873, daughter of James and Eliza- 
beth (Foster) White, of Portland. Children: 
Leonard Foster, born September 10, 1902; 
\\'illiam Chenev, August 10, 1904 ; Margaret. 
January 7, 1906. 

In nearly everv part of Eng- 

CHENEY land this name is found, and it 

has been identified with the 

history of the United States from the earliest 


(I) The founder of the family in America 
was John Cheney, who came with his wife 
Martha and four children to Roxbury, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1635. He was a member of Rev. 
John Eliot"s church, but removed in the latter 
part of 1636 to Newbury, where he was at 
once received in the church. He became a 
large landholder and was a very busy man, as 
indicated by the record of remission of a fine 
of two shillings for non-attendance at town 
meeting. This remission was voted April 21, 
1638. His home was in the old town, and he 
was granted lot 50 in the "New Towne," on the 
"ffield" street, January 10, 1643. He took an 
active interest in affairs of the colony, and 
was one of ten who walked forty miles to Cam- 
bridge to take the freeman's oath, which was 
administered May 17, 1637. He was an active 
supporter of Governor Winthrop, and was 
chosen selectman in 1652-61-64. He was 
elected grand juror April 27, 1648, and was 
chosen on committees for executing various 
town business, such as laying out wa3-s. He 

died July 28, 1666, and the inventory of his 
estate shows him to have been a wealthy man 
for that day. His children were : Mary, yhu- 
tha, John, Daniel, Sarah, Peter, Lydia, Han- 
nah, Nathaniel and Elizabeth. 

(II) Peter, third son and sixth child of 
John and iMartha Cheney, was born about 
1639, in Newbury, where he passed his life. 
On June 18, 1663, he bought of John Bishop, 
for two hundred and fifty pounds, a mill and 
house, with all appurtenances and riparian 
rights. On Alarch 7, 1660, he proposed to the 
town meeting to erect a windmill if granted an 
acre of land for the purpose, and this propo- 
sition was accepted. November 4, 1693, he 
deeded to his son John one-iialf of his mill, 
dam and belongings, including fifty acres of 
land, and January 10, 1695, he deeded the 
other half to his son Peter. He died in Jan- 
uary, 1695. He married, May 14, 1663, Han- 
nah, daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Cut- 
ting) No}es. She was born October 30, 1643, 
in Newbury, and survived her husband. She 
married (second) June 3, 1700, John Atkin- 
son, and died January 5, 1705. Her father 
was a son of Rev. William and Anne (Par- 
ker) Noyes, of Cholderton, England, the lat- 
ter a daughter of Rev. Robert Parker, a cele- 
brated preacher and author. The children of 
Peter and Hannah (Noyes) Cheney were: 
Peter, John, Nicholas, Hulda, Mary, Martha, 
Nathaniel (died young), Jemima, Nathaniel, 
Eldad, Hannah, Ichabod and Lydia. 

(III) John (2), second son and child of 
Peter and Hannah (Noyes) Cheney, was born 
May 10, 1666, in Newbury, and became mas- 
ter of many mechanical operations. He was 
a house carpenter and millwright, a cloth- 
finisher and miller, and operated the mill pur- 
chased by his father shortly before his birth. 
He inherited from his uncle, Nathaniel 
Cheney, a considerable tract of land in Suf- 
field, Connecticut, which he sold a part in 
1698, and the balance in 1723. C)n August 
23, 1724, he was received with his wife in the 
church at Weston (Sudbury), and on the 
27th of October, same j'ear, he purchased one 
hundred and twenty acres of land in that 
town, and one-half of this he deeded to his 
son John. The time of his residence in Wes- 
ton is indicated by his dismissal from the 
church there, July 26, 1730, and his admis- 
sion to the west parish of Newbury in 1731. 
He was subsequently dismissed from this so- 
ciety to the Second Church of Rowley, now 
Georgetown. He married, March 7, 1693, 
Mary, daughter of James and Mary (Wood) 
Chute. She was born September 16, 1674. 

Manning Manse, Billerica, Mass. Samuel Manning — 1696. 

Cheney Mansion, Newpokt, N. H. 
Home of Col. Wm. Cheney, where Laeayette was entertained in 1824. 



Her father was a son of James, who was a 
son of Lionel Chute. John Cheney died Sep- 
tember 2, 1750, and was survived by his wife 
only eight days. Their children were : Ed- 
mund, Martha, Marv, Sarah, John and Ju- 

( I\') John (3), younger son and fifth child 
of John (2) and Hilary (Chute) Cheney, was 
born ]May 23, 1705, in Xewbury, and resided 
in that part of \Veston now Sudbury. He was 
a large landholder in that town and the ad- 
joining one of Framingham. The record 
shows a purchase in the latter town of seventy- 
five acres November 15, 1729, the considera- 
tion being four hundred pounds. January 14, 
He inherited from his uncle, Nathaniel 
1732, he purchased for two hundred twenty 
pounds ten shillings, a tract of forty-eight 
acres with buildings. November 8, 1729, he 
sold the land in Weston deeded to him by 
his father in 1724. Numerous sales are re- 
corded in Sudbury, Weston and Framingham, 
indicating that he had a large estate. He was 
a subscriber to "The Land Bank,'" and paid 
his subscription before December 22, 1740. 
July 3, 1750, he sold to his son John his home- 
stead in Sudbury, which had been the estate of 
his father-in-law, Noah Clap. 2\Ir. Cheney 
was a member of Captain Josiali Brown's troop 
of horse, mustered June 4, 1739, and per- 
formed active service in quelling the Indians. 
In 1753 he was again in service, and was acci- 
dentally killed while loading a gun in garri- 
son at Georgetown, Maine, July 31, 1753. He 
married (first) in Weston (intention published 
October 2, 1725), Elizabeth, daughter of 
Simon and Elizabeth Dakin. She was born 
August 25, 1703, in Concord, and died June 
13' ^73^- They were received in the church 
at Framingham, February 4, 1728. 2\Ir. 
Cheney married (second) December 25, 1730, 
3.1ary. daughter of Noah and Mary (\\'right) 
Clap. She was admitted to the church in Sud- 
bury, October 3, 1731, and he was admitted 
January 31, 1733. Mary (Clap) Cheney died 
January 2, 1745, and he married (third) No- 
vember 15, 1745, Keziah Kendall, of Lancas- 
ter. She was received in the Sudbury church, 
October 26, 1745. After the death of Mr. 
Cheney she married John Tarp, and resided in 
Woolwich, ]\Iaine. jMr. Cheney's children 
were : Tristram, John, Elizabeth, Elias, Hes- 
ter, Ralph, Nathaniel Carter. 

(V) Tristram, eldest son of John (3) and 
Elizabeth (Dakin) Cheney, was born October 
14, 1726, in Weston, and grew up under the 
care of Deacon Noah Clap, the father of his 
stepmother, who regarded him much as a son 

and made him his executor. He was a very 
active and vigorous man, and accumulated a 
handsome property. Much of his life was 
passed on the frontier, and he was always a 
leader. He was foremost in the settlement of 
a tract in Worcester, granted to Dorchester 
men who served in the military campaign of 
1690. This settlement became the town of 
Ashburnham, in which Mr. Cheney was the 
first selectman, 1765, and moderator in 1767. 
Fle became a member of the church there by 
letter from Sudbury in 1763, and was on nu- 
merous important committees, and served as 
tithingman and deacon. After about ten years 
of residence at Ashburnham he moved to An- 
trim, New Hampshire, and helped to organize 
the church at Hillsborough, October 12, 1769. 
He was one of its first deacons. In 1798 he 
went to Walpole, this state, and about 1805 to 
St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He bought a farm 
in West Concord, Vermont, on which he re- 
sided until his death in December, 1816. He 
married, November 28, 1745, in Sudbury. [Mar- 
garet, daughter of Edward Joyner. Their 
children were : Elizabeth, John, William, 
Mary, Sarah, Susannah and Elias. 

(VI) William, second son of Tristram and 
Margaret (Joyner) Cheney, was born in Sud- 
bury, February i, 1750, and grew to manhood 
in Ashburnham. His first residence of which 
we know, after reaching maturity, was Ac- 
worth, Cheshire county. New Hampshire. He 
bought a tract of land in the adjoining town of 
^larlow, September 18, 1778, and soon after 
made his home in one of the neighboring vil- 
lages — Alstead, where he spent the remainder 
of his days. He was a revolutionary soldier, 
on the payroll of Captain Samuel Canfield's 
company, Colonel Benjamin Bellow's regiment, 
July 3, 1777, and September 21 following in 
Ashley's company among those "who went to 
reinforce the Northern Continental army at 
Saratoga, under command of General Gates." 
He enlisted "from Marloe," July 16, 1779, for 
one year, receiving £60 bountv and "billeting 
money." He died July 15, 1802. His widow 
and his son William administered on his es- 
tate June 29, 1803. By his wife Rebecca, sur- 
name unknown, he had children : William, 
"Lewman," Lucy, }ilargaret, Laura, Amasa 
and Rebecca. 

(VII) Colonel William (2). eldest child of 
William (i) ai^d Rebecca Cheney, was born 
in Alstead, New Hampshire, August 9, 1776. 
He learned the carpenter's trade, but soon be- 
came a merchant, and resided in Newport. 
In 1810 he built a block of stores, a part of 
which he occupied until his death. In 181 5 he 



built a large public house known as Xettle- 
ton"s Hotel. Three years later he erected a 
large building four stories high and one hun- 
dred and fifty feet long, called the "Tontine," 
designed for' stores and mechanic shops. At 
aboiu this time he sold the town the tract of 
land since used as a common. During the 
year 1815 he constructed the dam and canal 
which feed the upper tannery and the New- 
port and Eagle mills. On the canal he built 
a cotton factory and linseed oil mill, and a 
grist mill and a sawmill at the dam below. 
About the year 1819 he purchased all the 
waterpower at Sunapee Harbor, and built there 
a grist mill, sawmill and carding mill. Colonel 
Cheney had few educational advantages, but ' 
his indomitable energy and perseverance in all 
that he undertook, whether in private or pub- 
lic enterprises, brought him success. He had 
a generous heart. It is related of him that he, 
once took a poor friendless old lady who was ' 
on the way to the poorhouse, into his own 
family, where she enjoyed all the hospitalities 
of his home for a long time. He was often 
moderator of the town meeting, and member 
of the board of selectmen of the town, and 
during the years 1816-1827 a representative to 
the state legislature. It was mainly through 
his efforts that a division of Cheshire county 
was ettected, and Newport became the county 
seat of the new county of Sullivan. He was a 
friend of education, and assisted several young 
men who were fitting for college, and con- 
tributed generously to the support of the New- 
port .\cademy. lie was a deacon of the Bap- 
tist church, to which he presented the ground 
for church and parsonage, and contributed 
largely toward the construction of the edifices. 
The bell was his own gift, a surprise to the 
society. He w^as an ardent lover of music, 
and in his earlier years played the violin. The 
Masonic body of which he was a member met 
for a long time in a hall in his residence. 
Passing through all the subordinate grades he 
became a colonel in the state militia. When, 
in 1824, Lafayette passed through the town, he 
was received by a large escort and conducted 
to the residence of Colonel Cheney, where he 
met the warm and enthusiastic congratulations 
of the people. He died of consumption, June 
15, 1830, leaving the largest estate ever ad- 
ministered in town up to that time. He mar- 
ried. February, 1801, Tryphena, daughter of 
Phineas Hatch, who survived him many years. 
The Rev. Daron Stow, of Boston, in an obit- 
uary notice of her, said : "Naturally amiable, 
she was regarded by all as a model Christian 
wife and mother. Though of the wealthiest 

family in town she seemed not to know it, and 
like a true lady mingled with the poor and 
the more fortunate as upon the same level, 
and thus won the hearts anil commanded the 
respect of all." Their children were : Chloe, 
Philena, Persis Hatch, William Hutchinson, 
Tryphena, Sophia, George Hallett, Alice, 
Prentice, Charles Franklin and James Edwin. 
(\'III) Sophia, fourth daughter of Colonel 
William and Tryphena (Hatchj Cheney, was 
born July 21, 1810, and married April 25, 1833, 
Franklin Manning, a merchant, of Portland, 
Maine. (See Manning VIII.) 

T h o m a s Crockett, who 
CROCKETT seems to be progenitor of all 
the New England families 
of this name, was probably a brother of an- 
other Crockett who was the founder of the 
family of this name in Virginia. Both were 
of English birth. 

(I) Thomas Crockett was born about 1606, 
according to one deposition; another would 
seem to show 161 1 as the birth date. In 1630 
Captain \\'alter Neal arrived at Little Harbor 
(or Piscataqua) as governor of Mason's Prov- 
ince. Ambrose Gibbons came at the same 
time as factor or general manager of the 
plantation. Thomas Crockett was in the em- 
ploy of Ambrose Gibbons in 1633-34. A num- 
ber of witnesses testified that Gorges granted 
him a neck of land containing 187 acres, on the 
east side of Spruce creek, in 1641, and called 
Crockett's Neck. To show they were not 
squatters, there is a record of the proceed- 
ings of York court, Februarv 23, 1639, in 
which "John Billing and John Lauder, both 
of Piscataquack, fishermen," sold to Joseph 
Mills (Miles) eight acres of land situated 
upon Spruce creek, conditioned that he should 
pay the grantees six pence per acre for each 
and every acre he should clear and plant upon, 
which rent was to be paid annually upon the 
feast day of Michael the .Archangel. The rec- 
ord declares they had the land from Sir Fer- 
dinando Gorges. Miles sold his interest in 
this land to Thomas Crockett, planter, No- 
vember 16, 1647, and Crockett sold to Rice 
Thomas, December, 1647. Thomas Crockett 
sold, September 21, 1647, ^ house and four 
acres of land which he had bought of William 
Wormwood, to Robert Mendum. He lived at 
Warehouse Point, and at Kittery Point till 
later than 1658, though he was for a short 
time near the head of Braveboat Harbor. In 
June, 1648, Thomas Crockett was appointed to 
keep ferry at Braveboat Harbor, and to "have 
for a freeman three pence, and for a foreigner 



four pence per man." In 1659 Thomas Crock- 
ett was allowed to keep the ferry from Hugh 
Gunnison's to Captain Pendleton's, for which 
he was to have "six pence a p'son for his fer- 
riage, and to have the use of for his life t}me, 
pr'vided he fitt conveniently for itt, for the 
doing we'of the town of Kittery is to take 
effectual care upon penalty of the losse of five 
pounds for y'r neglect." He had a grant of 
land in York in 1651, and signed the submis- 
sion to Massachusetts in York, in 1652. He 
was constable in 1657. In 1667 he had built 
a house upon Crockett's Neck, and was living 
there. This neck was divided among his sons 
and sons-in-law. His widow Ann adminis- 
tered his estate in 1679, and married, before 
1683, Diggory Jeffreys, at Kittery Point. She 
was living in 1712. Children of Thomas 
Crockett: i. Ephraim, born about 1641 ; mar- 
ried Ann ; son Elihu deeds land in 

1683, living in 1698. 2. Joseph, married Han- 
nah . 3. Joshua, married Sarah 

Trickey. 4. Hugh, married Margaret ; 

children : Marv, married 

Barton ; Ann, 

married William Roberts ; Sarah, married John 
Parrott. In 1722 the town of Kittery ordered 
certain houses made "Defencible in sd town," 
and Joseph Crockett's was one of the number, 
and certain families were "to lodge therein" 
in times of peril for united defence against the 
^--^(11) Ephraim, son of Thomas Crockett, was 
torn about 1641, and died about 1688. He 

was a tailor. He married Ann , before 

1672. In York deeds there is a record, "I, 
Ephraim Crockett, of Kittery, in ye county of 
York, Taylor," to "Charles (Dgradoe, of Ports- 
mouth, in Piccataqua River, Yoeman, . . . 
my ten acre Lott," etc., etc. ; "said ten acres of 
Land was given unto me by the town of Kit- 
tery and laid out unto me by ye select men of 
the town," June 3, 1672, and signed Ephraim 
Crockett, September 16, 1672. His will is 
dated July 17, 1688; inventory returned Sep- 
tember 10, 1688. His children: i. Richard; 
see forward. 2. Ephraim, married Rebecca 
Frink, March 13, 1728-9. 3. Sarah, married 
Henry Barter. 4. Mary, named in father's 

(Ill) Richard, son of Ephraim Crockett, 
married Deborah, daughter of Andrew Haley. 
He lived in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1714, 
and in Stratham in 1719. York deeds record 
that Richard Crockett, of Kittery, in the 
county of York, yeoman, sold to Mr. John 
Fernald, of the same place, yeoman, land ly- 
ing in the tow-nship of Kittery, between the 
long Reach and Spruce Creek, containing 

forty acres of land that was granted unto his 
father, Ephraim Crockett, by the town of Kit- 
tery, July 28, 1679, and laid out unto him 
October 2nd, 1679, etc., etc. ".And further- 
more, I the said Richard Crockett Do for my 
Self and my heirs covenant to and with the 
said John ffernald . . . that I am the true 
and proper owner thereof anil have within my 
self full power and Lawful authority to sell," 
etc., etc. Signed October 14, 1708. Richard 
Crockett personally appeared and made oath 
that he saw Nicholas Tucker to sign, seal, etc., 
"Kittery ye County of York," May 13, 1712. 
No record has been found of his children, ex- 
cept Samuel, mentioned below. 

(IV) Samuel, son of Richard Crockett, was 
the first of the name in Gorham. There were 
other Crockett families there, but not related. 
In old deeds the name is spelled Crockit. 
Samuel Crockett was born in February, 1717, 
and died December 19, 1798. He came from 
New Hampshire, and settled in Falmouth 
(Portland), where he lived on the northeast 
corner of Middle and Plum streets. He was 
a shipwright. He exchanged a grant of land 
in Gorham for land on the foreside of Port- 
land. He was of Falmouth in 1754, and of 
Gorham in 1755. In Gorham he built and 
occupied a two-story house on Main street, 
which he sold to Rev. Caleb Jewett, lately 
occupied by Henry Broad. He married, in 
1738 (pub. March 10), Sarah, born March, 
1717, daughter of Jonathan Cobb; she was his 
first wife, and the record of their children is 
imperfect: i. Sarah, baptized 1740. 2. Betty, 
baptized 1741 ; married Jonathan Fickett, of 
Buxton, December 21, 1763. 3. Susanna, born 
about 1743 ; married Moses Whitney, Decem- 
ber 2"/, 1760. Samuel Crockett married (sec- 
ond), 1750, Mrs. Priscilla (Swett) Jackman, 
daughter of John Swett, of Falmouth. Chil- 
dren : I. Samuel; see forward. 2. Martha 
A., born November 29, 1754; married Nathan- 
iel Hill, of Buxton, December 30, 1773. 3. 
Dorcas, born April 14, 1756; married Daniel 
Merrill, of Falmouth, January 12, 1775. 4. 
Abigail, born April 10, 1758 : married Silas 
Chadbourne, April 2},, 1775. The mother of 
these children died March 7, 1763, and Sam- 
uel Crockett married (third), June 10, 1763, 
Mrs. Mary Whitney, widow of Abel Whitney. 
She died about 1794. They lived the latter 
part of their lives at West Gorham, with the 
son Samuel. The lot on which the latter set- 
tled, and the seventy acre lot on which Isaac 
and Mary Whitne}- lived, were located and 
run out b)'^ IMr. Crockett. 

(V) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Crock- 



ett, was born September 6, 1752, and died 
March 8, 1830, aged seventy-eight. He hved 
at West Gorham, on the hundred acre lot 79, 
which joined that of Nathaniel Cobb. His 
house was on the road leading to Fort Hill. 
He served in the war of the revolution as ser- 
geant in Captain Samuel Whitmore's company, 
Colonel Reuben Fogg's regiment, which left 
Gorham Ciiristmas day, 1777, for Peekskill, 
New York. He married Tabilha, probably 
daughter of Jacob and Content Ffamblen. 
Children : i. Eunice B., born 1771, died young. 
2. William, born September 19, 1772; mar- 
ried Nancy Fickett, of Stroudwater. 3. Nancy, 
born September 18, 1774; married Caleb Page, 
of Conway, December, 1797. 4. Susanna, 
born July 31, 1777; married Joseph Bradbury 
Jr., July 22, 1798. 5. Content, born Alay 18, 
1779; married Joseph Moody, of Buxton, Au- 
gust I, 1802. 6. Martha, born March 19, 
1781 ; married James Merrill, of Buxton. 7. 
Joseph, born October 11, .1782; married 2\lary 
Bradbury (sister of Joseph Jr. above men- 
tioned), November 28, 1813. The mother of 
these children died soon after the birth of the 
last-named child. Samuel Crockett married 
(second) April 17, 1783, Elizabeth Fickett, 
of Buxton, who died 2\larch 6, 1845, agea 
eighty-eight. Children : I. John, died young. 
2. James; see forward. 3. John, born March 
II, 1788; married Sally Richards, of Cape 
Elizabeth. 4. Samuel, born February 20, 1790; 
married (first) i'riscilla Harmon, Alarch 6, 
1817, (second) Harriet Folsom. 5. Mary, 
born February 3, 1792; married Colonel Sew- 
ard Merrill, September 13, 1829. 6. Nathan- 
iel, born April 22, 1794; married (first) Nancy 
Sisk, and had daughter Nancy; (second) 
Florinda True, of New Gloucester. 7. Silas, 
born August 5, 1796, died May 24, 1868; mar- 
ried Hannah Marriner, of Cape Elizabeth, 
who died December 28, 1863, aged sixty-six. 
8. Daniel, born May 21, 1800; married Ellen 
Thomas, of Charleston, South Carolina, Alarch 
19, 1829, and died at St. Augustine, Florida. 

Nathaniel Crockett, before mentioned, was a 
trader in Congress street, near Congress 
Place. In about 1825 he built what is now 
the Hunt house, in State street, next the 
State street Church (on north side). The 
F'rench roof was added by Mr. Hunt. ]\lr. 
Nathaniel Crockett lived in this house about 
fifteen years, and the land was all open to 
Longfellow Square and Congress street. 
(Nathan Gould's "History of State Street.") 
Nathaniel Crockett afterward lived in Dan- 
forth street, and died in 1878. 

CV'I) James, son of Samuel (2) Crockett, 

was born December 14, 1785. He was a 
mason and builder. He lived on Pleasant 
street, on Cumberland avenue, on Winter 
street, and he built a brick house on High 
street, west side, between Danforth and York, 
known later as the John Bradford house, and 
here he died, March 19, 1825. He married 
Sally Poore (see Poore), of Portland, who 
died' November 18, 1829, aged thirty-nine. 
Children: i. Mary Ann, born July 17, 1809; 

teacher at Fryeburg Academy ; married 

Bradbury. 2. Martha, born September 15, 
181 1 ; married William C. Poland, of Boston. 
Mr. Poland was a builder and mason. He 
secured the contract to build the Portland 
postofRce, completed in 1857, and which was 
so damaged that it had to be rebuilt after the 
fire of 1866. 3. Harriet, burn December 26, 
1813; married Charles H. Knox; moved to 
Boston, 1838; died September 24, 1907. 4. 
Leonard ; see forward. 5. Sarah, born May 10, 
1819; married Albert Lyon, of Boston. 6. 
James Poor, born February 22, died in Cali- 
fornia, July 19, 1851. 

(\'n) Leonard, son of James Crockett, was 
born August 4, 1816, in Portland, in the mem- 
orable summerless year, when in August ice 
formed half an inch thick, and Indian corn 
was so frozen it was dried and used for fod- 
der; in the spring of 1817 farmers used corn 
of 1815, which sold for four and five dollars 
a bushel. In 1824 Leonard Crockett was a 
pupil in the old South School, a large square 
one-story building on the corner of Free and 
Center (Love Lane) streets. A new brick 
schoolliouse had been built that year in Spring 
street, corner of Oak, and in November this 
building was dedicated under the Lancastrian 
system, with one hundred and forty scholars. 
Leonard was one of the scholars in the pro- 
cession, consisting of citizens and children of 
the school, led by their instructor, Master 
Jackson, which formed at the old school and 
walked to the new building, where religious 
services were held. There was a prayer from 
Dr. Payson. Governor Parris addressed the 
school and the exercises closed with a prayer 
from Dr. Nichols. 

Air. Crockett entered business life early, the 
exact date not known, and was a 'draughts- 
man for W'yer & Noble, of whom he learned 
the business of coppersmith and brass founder, 
after which he went into a manufacturing 
business for himself. In 1858 the Portland 
F'ire Department had nine engines, seven of 
them built by Mr. Crockett: "Atlantic, No. 
2," built in 1848; "Casco, No. i, 1850; "Port- 
land, No. 5," and "Deluge, No. 7," 1851; 

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"Dirigo, No. 8," 1852: "Ocean, No. 4," 1853; 
and "Davidson, No. 6," 1854. At the time of 
Mr. Crockett's death, in 1894, the old "At- 
lantic," the property of the Veteran Firemen's 
Association, was at Air. Crockett's undergoing 
repairs. He also built engines for Matanzas, 
Cuba ; for Wilmington, Delaware, and other 
places, and carried on a large business in cop- 
per and brass work for locomotives, steam- 
ships, the United States lighthouse department, 
and large manufacturing plants in New Eng- 
land. He was considered an authority in all 
branches of his business, and was well antl 
favorably known in Boston, having large con- 
tracts from the government for the lighthouses 
on the Massachusetts coast. 

On September 18, 1843, ^^i"- Crockett be- 
came a member of Maine Lodge, No. i, and 
in 1844 a member of Eastern Star Encamp- 
ment, No. 2, Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows. He was a constant attendant at the 
Federal Street Baptist Church until it was 
burned in 1866. From that time he went to 
the High Street Church, until the last years 
of his life, when it became somewhat difficult 
for him to hear the service. He died March 
5, 1894. Mr. S. H. Snow, treasurer of the 
Revere Copper Company, on receiving notice 
of his death, wrote : 

"Our relations with Mr. Crockett have been 
uninterrupted since, in 1848, he took the busi- 
ness which had been carried on under various 
names and with varying fortune, from the very 
beginning of our corporate existence in 1828. 
His methodical management inspired us with 
the utmost confidence, and none of his tran- 
sactions ever gave us the least anxiety. His 
statements were never questioned, and our ex- 
pectations of his action never disappointed. 
The undersigned in this office continuously 
since March, 1840, had learned to regard him 
as a personal friend, and it will certainly be 
an occasion of sadness to realize that his sunny 
face is not again to be seen, nor his cheery 
voice again heard." 

He was emphatically a home-loving and 
boqk-loving man, rising at four and five o'clock 
to read and study. He was interested in all 
subjects, though science and history claimed 
the most of his attention. He had a never- 
failing love for Scott and Dickens, and for the 
characters of the latter he had a most remark- 
able memory. He was a man of great dignity 
and reserve, shrinking from any form of con- 
spicuous notice. His quiet, almost severe, 
manner, held people off for a time, but once 
really known he was found to be genial and 
companionable to both old and young. 

Air. Crockett marrietl, in January, 1835-36, 
Frances Ellen Talbot. She was born in Port- 
land, February 19, 1817, and died October 15, 
1894, eight months after her husband. Chil- 
dren : I. James Poor, born September 14, 
1836 ; drowned, 1858 ; unmarried. 2. Ellen 
M., born April 25, 1838; married Charles F. 

This name appears among the 
POORE early names of New England 

and it has been honored and is 
still borne by many worthy citizens. The line 
which traces to the early settlement of Goffs- 
town was located in northwestern Massachu- 
setts until the close of the revolution. 

(I) John Poore, emigrant ancestor of those 
bearing the name in this country, was born 
1615, in Wiltshire, England, whence he came 
to America in 1635, He settled in Newbury, 
on the south side of Parker river, on that por- 
tion known as "The Neck." In 1661 he had 
sixty-one acres assigned to him, and in 1678 
built a house which was still standing and in 
possession of his descendants in 1878. Eight 
generations were born in it down to that time, 
and it had been used at one time as an inn. 
He served as juryman in 1654-55-58-61-70-74- 
78. He acted as attorney for Daniel Poore, 
of Andover (supposed to have been his 
brother) in an action tried March 26, 1667, 
and again in 1681. He subscribed to the oath 
of fidelity in 1678, and served on important 
committees. In the seating of members he 
was assigned to the front seat in the church. 
He owned over one hundred acres of land, and 
was among the most substantial citizens. He 
died November 21, 1684, from exposure, while 
lost on a hunting trip. Before the distribution 
of his property, thirty pounds was reserved for 
debts and "legacyes." Plis widow died De- 
cember 3, 1702. Their children were named: 
John, Hannah (died young), Elizabeth, Han- 
nah, Henry, Alary (died young), Joseph, 
Mary, Sarah, Lydia, Edward and Abigail. 
The last two died in infancy. 

(II) Henry, second son and fifth child of 
John Poore, was born December 13, 1650, and 
was made a freeman, Alarch 7, 1681. He set- 
tled in the southern part of Newbury, a part 
of his farm lying in Rowley. In 1693 ^^ 
sold out and purchased a farm in the western 
part of Rowley, and his descendants were still 
occupying this land in 1879. He was drafted 
as a soldier in King Philip's war, December 
6, 1675. w^as often tythingman in Rowlev, 
bought and sold much land, and often assisted 
in settling estates. His will was dated April 



2, 1 741. He married September 12, 1679. 
Abigail Hale, born April 8, 1662, and died 
before 1729, daughter of Tliomas Hale Jr., 
who was born in England about 1633. son of 
Thomas and Thomasin Hale. His wife Mary 
was a daughter of Richard and Alice (Bos- 
worth) Hutchinson, and was baptized Decem- 
ber 28. 1630. in North Muskham, Notting- 
hamshire, England. Henry and Abigail 
(Hale) Poore.'had children: .Vbigail, Henry, 
Jeremiah, Jilarv (died an infant). Mary, Han- 
nah, Sarah. Benjamin, Elizabeth, Daniel, Sam- 
uel and Lydia. 

(HI) Captain Benjamin, third son of Henry 
and Abigail (Hale) Poore, was born in Row- 
ley, March 23, 1696. He settled in Rowley 
on a forty-acre portion of the paternal home- 
stead which his father had given him before 
his death: he also had saltmarsh in Newbury. 
When the parish of Byficld was incorporated, 
about 1702, his place fell in that parish. His 
transactions in real estate afterwards were 
the sale of said marsh to Timothy Jackman 
in 1745. the buying of Daniel and John Mor- 
rison about six acres in Rowley, which he 
sold said Jackman in 1745, and sold to Nehe- 
miah Noyes thirteen acres in Rowley and two 
acres in Bradford in 1752, and as one of a 
committee leased some land for Byfield Par- 
ish, in 1 74 1. He was one of the leading men 
of his neighborhood, and held the important 
title of captain, as is shown by the county 
records. He made his will, June 19, 1758, 
which was proved April 2, 1759. His son 
Jeremiah was named as executor, and had the 
easterly part of the homestead : and son Henry 
had the westerly part of the homestead. He 
married Elizabeth Felt, who survived him. 
Their children were: Jeremiah, Abigail, Dan- 
iel, Benjamin, Henry, Elizabeth and Mary. 

(IV) Benjamin (2), third son of Benja- 
min (i) and Elizabeth (Felt) Poore, was born 
in Rowley, January 6, 1728, and died in the 
spring of 1764. He was a cordwainer, and 
settled on the east side of Pecker street, and 
near where the First Baptist Church now 
stands, on land he bought September, 1750, of 
Thomas Thompson, and to which he added 
more bought of Peter Ingerfield in 1757. He 
married, June i, 1749, Sarah Bradley, of 
Haverhill. She survived him and married 
Abraham Sweatt, by whom she had three 
•children, and died July i, 181=;. The children 
of Benjamin and Sarah (Bradley) Poore 
were: John, Sarah, Elizabeth (died young), 
Rebecca. Samuel, Benjamin and Elizabeth. 

(Y) Samuel, second smi .f Benjamin (2) 
and Sarah (Bradley) Fimvl, was born in 

Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1755, and died in 
Portland, Maine. September 20, 1813. Ac- 
cording to tradition he was one of the party 
which destroyed the tea in Boston harbor at 
the beginning of the war of the revolution. 
He was a cordw-ainer, and settled in Portland. 
Maine. He married, November 12, 1786, Lucy 
Thomas, who died December 29, 1849, aged 
eighty-two years, daughter of Captain Benja- 
min Thomas, of Portland. Children, all born 
in Portland : Sally. Benjamin, Samuel, Nancy, 
Emily, John and Charles. 

(\I) Sally, eldest child of Samuel and 
Lucy (Thomas) Poore, was born about 1788, 
and died in 1829. She married James Crock- 
ett, born in Gorham, Maine, 1786, son of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth (Fickett) Crockett. (See 
Crockett.) Their children w-ere : Mary Ann, 
Martha, Harriet, Leonard, Sarah Poore and 

This name is derived from 
W'EBSTER the word Weber, meaning 

weaver, and is probably an- 
other form of the German name Webber. 
Many of this family are of Scotch descent, 
and many have made names for themselves in 
English history. Our own eminent statesman 
and orator, Daniel Webster, as well as Noali 
Webster, the lexicographer, show the mental 
capabilities of one branch of the family, and 
in this country the name stands for those qual- 
ities of mind and heart that go to make the 
best citizen and most trusted member of so- 

(I) James Webster was admitted to citi- 
zenship in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, August 17, 
1727, though it is not known from what part 
of New England he had previously come ; he 

died about 1763. He married Isabel ; 

children: John, born September 5, 1726; 
Mary, married George McClellan ; James, 
married, September 22, 1756, Patience Web- 
ber: Thomas; William. 

(II) William, youngest son of James and 
Isabel Webster, was born about 1740, in Cape 
Elizabeth or Falmouth, Maine, and removed 
to (hay, Maine, where he became captain of 
militia, and also one of the first board of se- 
lectmen. He married. December 24, 1769, 
Mrs. Jane (Little) Yeaton, and they had three 
sons who lived in Gray, Maine — Simon, Jo- 
seph and John ; and William, who removed to 
Durham. Joseph married Mary, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth ( Dunning") Stackpole, and 
was a captain of militia. William, the father, 
dieil December 19, 1808. 

(HI) Captain William (2), son of William 



(1) and jane ( Little- Yeaton) Webster, was 
born April 30, 1774, at Cape Elizabeth, and 
died October 1, 1843. ^^ Duriiam, Maine. He 
was a captain in the war of 1812. He became 
one of the original settlers of Durham, Maine, 
the number of his lot being 89, and his farm 
was cleared by him from the unbroken forest ; 
he also engaged in the manufacture of plows, 
ox yokes, and other implements for the use of 
fanners. He married Hannah, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Dunning) Stackpole, sis- 
ter of his brother Joseph's wife, who died at 
Durham, June 29, 1851 ; children: Jane, born 
September 5,' 1796, married Moses Rowe ; 
Betsey, born October 11, 1797, married Wil- 
liam Miller; William, born December 8, 1798, 
married Jilary Grant ; Andrew, born August 
13, 1800, died July 17, 1801 ; John S., born 
October 25, 1801, married Eleanor Jordan; 
Simon, born June 29, 1803, died unmarried, in 
1827; Joseph, born March 26, 1806, married 
(first) Lucinda Williams, (second) Mrs. Har- 
riet (Hale) Webster, widow of his brother 
Samuel : Samuel S. ; James D., born March 24, 
1812, died December 30, 1812; Hannah Stack- 
pole, born January 7, 1818, married Sewall 

(I\') Samuel S., sixth son of Gaptain Wil- 
liam (2) and Hannah (Stackpole) Webster, 
was born May 2^,, 1809, at Durham, ]\Iaine, 
and removed to Portland, where he engaged 
in manufacturing, and for many years was 
connected with the Falmouth Fireside Iron 
Foundry, manufacturing castings and machin- 
ery parts. He died in Portland, May 16, 1868. 
He married Harriet Newell, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Mary (White) Hale, born May 24, 
181 5, who after his death married his brother 
Joseph. (See Hale VHI.) 

(\') Dr. Charles Edwin, son of Samuel S. 
and Harriet X. (Hale) Webster, was born 
February 9, 1841, at Portland, IMaine, and 
died December 24, 1892, after a brief illness, 
from pneumonia. After studying in the pub- 
lic and high schools of his native city, he took 
a college preparatory course at Phillips And- 
over Academy, and then entered Bowdoin 
College, from which he was graduated in 
1866. He obtained his professional education 
at the Medical School of ilaine, from which 
he received the degree of M. D. in 1869. He 
followed this with a course of study at the 
Portland School for Medical Instruction, and 
with lectures at the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in New York City. He then en- 
tered upon practice at Portland, which was his 
field of labor until liis death. In 1874-75 Dr. 
Webster acted as city physician, and was for 

a long time connected with the Portland Dis- 
pensary, of which he was for some years treas- 
urer. He also served many years as attending 
physician at the State Reform School. He 
was an active member of the Maine Medical 
Society. His medical skill, as well as technical 
knowledge and the accuracy with which he 
made his diagnosis, brought him success in 
many difficult operations. He was one of the 
earliest to operate for appendicitis, and many 
of his cases required the utmost surgical skill. 
But he was modest and retiring, and his work 
never received more notice or praise than he 
could help. He had many friends among all 
classes, and took as great interest in his poorer 
patients as in those of ample means, endearing 
himself to all by his kindly manner and un- 
feigned friendliness and sympathy. He was 
most unselfish, and gave the best of his health 
and strength to his profession, laboring un- 
sparingly of self and self-interest. He mar- 
ried, January 15, 1873, Sophia Eloise Hart. 
(See Hart V.) 

(\T) Hanson Hart, only son of Dr. Charles 
Edwin and Sophia E. (Hart) W'ebster, was 
born February 16, 1877, ^^ Portland, Maine, 
where he received his early education in the 
public and high schools. He then entered 
Bowdoin College, where he graduated with the 
class of 1899. He was a member of Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity, and at graduation was 
admitted to the honorary society, Phi Beta 
Kappa. He then removed to Boston, where 
he engaged in literary work. He is now em- 
plo}eil in the educational department of 
Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers, as 
editor and advertising manager. Mr. Web- 
ster is a member of the Harvard Church, 
Brookline, in which town he makes his home. 
He also belongs to the Bowdoin Alumni As- 
sociation of Boston, the Boston City Club, 
and the Winthrop Club of Brookline. He has 
published monographs on various educational 

This name probably originates 
HART from the Anglo-Saxon word hart, 

meaning deer. In England the 
family were of good position and W'cU con- 
nected, and several have made themselves 
famous in this country. A John Flart w-as a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, 
and Edmund, a descendant of Samuel Hart, 
of Lynn, [Massachusetts, was a builder of 
ships, among them the frigate "Constitution," 
of world-wide fame. ^lany of this name 
fought in Colonial wars, also in the revolu- 



(I) Colonel John Hart, born about 1705, 
was living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 
as early as 1753, and probably some time be- 
fore, as in that year he sold land to the town 
for a consideration of one hundred fifty dol- 
lars, on condition that it be used as a burying 
ground ; this was later known as North 
Burying Ground. He took part in the cap- 
ture of Louisburg; in 1758 he commanded a 
New Hampshire company of one hundred 
men, and marched to Lake George to join 
General Abercrombie. He was for a time 
sheriff at Portsmouth. He was a master ship- 
builder, in 1754 selectman, in 1756 took part 
in the Crown Point expedition, and before he 
became colonel was lieutenant-colonel under 
Colonel Nathaniel Meserve, who had a prom- 
inent place in Portsmouth aflairs. Colonel 
John Hart died October 30, 1777, aged sev- 
enty-two years. By the three marriages eleven 
sons were born, as follows : Thomas, a ma- 
riner, died in Europe ; William, a mathemati- 
cian; George, a blacksmith; John, a rope- 
maker; Benjamin; Edward, a baker; Richard; 
Joseph ; Henry, a blacksmith, moved to New- 
ington ; Nathaniel, a blacksmith ; and Oliver, a 
house carpenter. 

(H) Benjamin, son of Colonel John Hart, 
was probably born in Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire. He married Esther, daughter of 
Colonel Nathaniel and Jane Meserve, who 
died December 30, 1806. Colonel Nathaniel 
was son of Clement Meserve, of Scarborougli, 
Massachusetts, who removed to Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire; he was a carpenter. Colonel 
Meserve had a daughter Jane, who married 
Thomas Hart, brother of Benjamin. 

(HI) Hanson Meserve, son of Benjamin 
and Esther (Meserve) Hart, was born in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and removed to 
Portland, Maine. 

(IV) Hanson Meserve (2), son of Hanson 
Meserve (i) Hart, was born in 1807, at 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and came with 
his parents to Portland, Maine. His first wife 
was a Miss Hill, and he married (second) 
Caroline, daughter of Willard and Sophia M. 
(Pickvvorth) Richards, born September 16, 
1819; they were married March 9, 1847. Chil- 
dren by first wife: i. Adelaide, married Ros- 
coe Elder. 2. Ellen, married Samuel A. True. 
3. Abbie, married Cullen C. Chapman. 4. 
Hanson Mitchell, died in civil war. By his 
second wife he had one child, Sophia Eloisc. 

(V) Sophia Eloise, daughter of Hanson 
Meserve (2) and Caroline (Richards) Hart, 
was born April 5, 1850, and married, January 

15- ^^73' l^r. Charles Edwin Webster, of 
Portland, Maine. (See Webster V.) 

This name has been known in the 
HALE county of Hertfordshire, England, 

since early in the thirteenth cen- 
tury, also being found in several other Eng- 
lish counties in later times. In speaking of 
Sir Matthew Hale, of Gloucestershire, Lord 
Chief Justice, one historian states that the 
name of Hale has been long known in that 
county, where they have been esteemed for 
their probity and charity. The name is found 
in the various forms of de la Hale, de Hale, 
at Hale, Hales and Hale, and at least seven 
of this name had emigrated to the Colonies of 
Massachusetts and Connecticut before the vear 

(I) Thomas Hale, who lived in the parish 
of \\'atton-at-Stone, in Hertfordshire, Eng- 
land, married Joan Kirby, of the parish of 
Little Munden, Herts; the registers of Little 
Munden were lost before the year 1680, and 
no monuments have been found in the church- 
yard bearing either the name of Hale or 
Kirby, so it is not known where he or his wife 
were born. The names of his children are 
found on the parish register of Watton, as 
follows: Dionis, baptized August 15, 1602; 
Thomas; Mary, baptized October 8, 1609; 
Dorothy, baptized March 28, 1613; and Eliza- 
beth, baptized August 31, 1617. Thomas 
Hale, the father, was buried October 19, 1630; 
he was a yeoman. 

(II) Thomas (2), only son of Thomas (i) 
and Joan (Kirby) Hale, was born probably in 
May or June, 1606, as he was baptized June 
15 of that year. The first record of him found 
in America is when in 1638, he is found at 
Newbury, IMassachusetts, having a wife and 
two children. He removed to Haverhill, the 
first record of his being assessed being in 1646, 
and he heads the list of the first selectmen of 
that place in that year; in 1677 'i^- with oth- 
ers, is appointed to try small causes; in 164& 
appointed to keep a ferry, and in 1649 3"<i 
later he was constable at Haverhill. He re- 
turned to Newbury before January, 1652, re- 
moved to Salem before January 28, 1658, 
where in 1659 his name appears as one of the 
glovers of that town, and about 1661-62 re- 
turned to Newbury, where he remained until 
his death, December 21, 1682. His wife, 
Thomasine or Tamosin, died in January, 1683. 
He seems to have become possessed of con- 
siderable land, and his name appears many 
times in transactions of buying and selling 



same. In 1670 a dispute arose in the church 
at Newbury, iu which Thomas Hale sided 
with the pastor, ahliough his son Thomas lield 
an opposite opinion ; this did not, however, 
seem to disturb the peaceful relations between 
father and son. Children of Thomas ^d 
Thomasine Hale : Thomas ; John, born in 
England, April 19, 1635; Samuel, born in 
Newbury, February 2, 1639-40; Apphia, born 
1642, in Newbury, married Benjamin Rolfe. 

(HI) Thomas (3), eldest son of Thomas 
(2) and Thomasine Hale, was born Novem- 
ber 18, 1633, in England. He came with his 
parents to America, probably in 1637, and 
seems to have taken up a permanent residence 
in Newbury, where he died October 22, 1688, 
at the comparatively youthful age of fifty-five 
years. In 1670, when the dispute arose in 
the Newbury church, he took sides against 
Parson Parker, and was fined therefor by the 
court at Ipswich, one noble. He was a man 
of considerable property, and provided very 
liberally for all his children, who seemed all 
to be in rather comfortable circumstances. He 
married, in Salem, ]\Iay 26, 1657, Alary, 
daughter of Richard and Alice (Bosworth) 
Hutchinson, of Salem, baptized at North 
Rluskham, County Notts, England, December 
28, 1630; she survived him many years, mar- 
ried William \^'atson, of Boxford, February 
5, 1694-5, and died December 8, 1715, five 
years after the death of her second husband. 
Children of Thomas and Mary Hale : A son, 
born February 17, 1657-58, died February 22, 
1657-58; Thomas, born February 11, 1658- 
59; ^iary, July 15, 1660; Abigail, April 8, 
1662; Hannah, November 29, 1663; Lydia, 
April 17, 1666; Elizabeth, October 16, 1668; 
Joseph, February 20, 1670-71 ; and Samuel. 

(I\ ) Samuel, fourth and youngest son of 
Thomas (3) and Alary (Hutchinson) Hale, 
was born June 6, 1674, at Newbury, Massa- 
chusetts. By his father's will he was left fifty 
pounds to be paid by executrix, fifty pounds 
to be paid him by his brother Thomas, 
also the "musket with all that belongs to it, 
one-half of ye bullets that shall be left in the 
house, and cutlash and belt," also "all the land 
I bought of Daniel Lad in Haverhill and half 
the tv.'enty acres at Salem, or the value there- 
of." About 1699 he removed to Bradford, 
where he lived in the east part near the Row- 
ley line, in what is now Groveland; the cor- 
ners where the six roads meet near his resi- 
dence are still called "Hale's Corners." He 
was possessed of considerable property, and 
was a good farmer, being especially interested 
in fruit growing; he died December 13, 1745. 

He married (first) November 3, 1698, Martha, 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Pearson) 
Palmer, of Rowley, born April 24, 1677, died 
June 14, 1723; she was the first person buried 
in the grave yard of the East Parish of Brad- 
ford, now Groveland. He married (second) 
December 30, 1723, Sarah, widow of Edward 
Ilazen, of Newbury, daughter of John Pcrley, 
but they had no children. liis children, all by 
his first wife, were : Samuel ; Jonathan, born 
January 9, 1701-2; Mary, May 27, 1705; 
Martha, June 15, 1709; Jane, August i, 1711 ; 
David, September 30, 1714. 

(V) Samuel (2), eldest son of Samuel (i) 
and Martha (Palmer) Hale, was born October 
23, 1699, at Bradford, and died there May 24, 
1770; he was a farmer and considered well- 
to-do. He married (first) December 5, 1723, 
at Bradford, Hannah Hovey, who died Octo- 
ber 27, 1724, aged twenty-three years; he 
married (second) December 13, 1725, Sarah 
Hazeltine, who died January 31, 1771, aged 
sixty-seven years. His children, probably all 
by his second wife, were : Hannah, married 
Dudley Lull ; Sarah, born October 22, 1728, 
married Henry Poor; Mary, born October 17, 
1731, married David Nelson; Eliphalet; Me- 
hitable, married Jonathan Chaplin ; Jane, mar- 
ried Aloses Harriman. 

(VI) Eliphalet, only son of Samuel (2) and 
Sarah (Hazeltine) Hale, was born in 1733, in 
Bradford, settled on the homestead of his 
father, and successfully carried on the farm; 
he died December 19, 1802. He married June 
29, 1767, Rachel Johnson, probably daughter 
of Samuel and Rachel Johnson, bom in Row- 
ley March 11, 1744; she survived him and 
dower was set off for her April 6, 1803. She 
died in Alarch, 1821. Their children were: 
Solomon, born February 21, 1768, married 
Alartha Harriman ; Hannah, born April 23, 
1769, married (first) Jonathan Jewett, and 
(second) Mr. Crooker; Samuel; Moses, born 
July 2Ti, 1775, married Elizabeth DeMerritt; 
Elizabeth, born February 21, 1777, married 
(first) Moses Poor, and (second) Rev. 
George Keely ; Eliphalet, married Christiana 
Throop; John, born 1791, married Rachel 

(VII) Samuel (3), second son of Eliphalet 
and Rachel (Johnson) Hale, was born x\pril 
23, 1771, at Bradford, and until middle life 
lived there and carried on a farm ; he then 
removed to Maine, before the war of 1812, 
and after spending a short time at various 
places settled in Camden, where he controlled 
a line of stages from Bath to Belfast, con- 
necting the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. 



From Camden he removed to Portland, where 
he formed a partnership with Israel Water- 
house, in the same business, and they con- 
trolled the stage lines from Portland to Au- 
gusta and Bath ; he remained in Portland un- 
til his death, July lo, 1844. He married 
(first) Rebecca Carleton, of Rowley, Massa- 
chusetts, who died November 28, 1804, at 
Bradford, and he married (second) IvJary 
White, of Eastport, Maine, horn in 1780, died 
March 12, 1871. Children by first marriage: 
Sarah, born December 14, 1793, died January 
25, 1795: Hannah, born July 7, 1795, married 
William Harnden : Sarah, born September 30, 
1797, married Samuel Greenleaf; Polly, born 
June 27, 1799, married Moses H. Palmer: Re- 
becca, born September 7, 1800. married Na- 
thaniel Fernald ; Elmira, born August 20, 
1802, married Silas Hale ; Jane, born January 
12, 1804, married James L. Child. Children 
by second marriage : Samuel, born February 
9, 1806; Edwin, born Afril 14, 1808; Eliza- 
beth White, born November 24, 1810, married 
Richard Kimball; Julia Ann, born July 15, 
1812, married Aaron D. Lowell; Harriet 
Newell; Joseph Wycomb, born May 11, 181 7, 
married Lucy Green; Charles, born July 3, 
1819; and Anna Maria, born February 16, 
1822, married George H. Niebuhr. 

(VIII) Harriet Newell, daughter of Sam- 
uel (3) and Mary (White) Hale, was born 
May 24, 1815. She married (first) Samuel 
S. Webster, and (second) Joseph Webster. 
(See Webster.) 

The Bartlett name is one of 
B.\RTLETT the most aiicient in England, 

and one of the most dis- 
tinguished in .America. The original spelling 
was Barttelot. and that has been retained by 
the head of the English house. Sir and Colonel 
Walter B. Barttelot, of Stopham in Sussex. 
He traces his descent to .Adam Barttelot, who 
came over with William the Conqueror, and 
received a grant of land in Sussex. An ac- 
curate pedigree has been kept through twenty 
generations, from Adam Barttelot. the progen- 
itor of the line, down to Sir \\'alter. who was 
born in 1S20. What is still more remarkable, 
the present estate of seven or eight thousand 
acres includes the original grant, which has 
never been out of the possession of the fam- 
ily. The manor-house is a large stone struc- 
ture, three stories in height and a hundred and 
fifty feet long. In approaching this house 
from the station the river Arun is crossed bv 
a stone bridge, built by the family in 1309. In 
the old Norman church, built bv the Barttelots 

in the twelfth century, there is an unbroken 
succession of memorials, marble slats and brass 
tablets, from John Barttelot, who died in 
1428, down to the present generation. John 
Barttelot was the one who added the 
caatle to the coat-of-arms. This crest was 
given him by Edward, the Black Prince, 
for taking the castle of Fontenoy in France, 
at the head of the Sussex men. The original 
coat-of-arms of the Barttelots consisted of a 
very simple emblem : Sable ; three sinister 
falconer's gloves, argent, arranged triangu- 
larly, two above, one below, pendent ; bands 
around the wrist and tassels, golden. These 
were the arms for some centuries. John Bart- 
telot, as mentioned above, added the first crest, 
during the fifteenth century ; and in the six- 
teen century the swan crest was introduced to 
commemorate the right of the family to keep 
swans on the river Arun, a right granted by 
William the Conqueror. The arms now have 
fourteen quarterings on the original shield, 
which makes it one of the most complicated 
in the kingdom. It may be mentioned that 
the Barttelots fought at the battle of Poictiers 
in 1356, at the battle of Crecy in 1348, and 
subscribed handsomely to the funds con- 
tributed to defeat the Spanish Armada in 

The first Bartlett to come to America was 
Robert, the ancestor of the present line, who 
settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1623. 
Three brothers, John. Richard and Thomas, 
migrated to this country in 1634-35. of whom 
the two former settled at Newbury, and the 
latter at Watertovvn. They were born between 
1580 and 1590, and were the sons of Edmund 
Bartlett. whose descent is traced as follows : 
(I) Adam Barttelot: (II) William: (HI) 
John: (IV) Richard; (Y) Thomas: (VI) 
John: (VII) John; (VIII) Richard; (IX) 
John; (X) Richard; (XI) Edmund. It is 
thought that Robert Bartlett must have been 
related to the brothers, John, Richard and 
Thomas ; but the connection has never been 
proved. The Bartlett family has been particu- 
larly distinguished in New Hampshire, no 
less than seven of the name having been 
judges in the courts. Governor Josiah Bart- 
lett, of Kingston, one of the signers of the 
Declaration, was governor of the state in 
1792-93. Rev. Samuel C. Bartlett, D. D., was 
president of Dartmouth College from 1877 to 

(I) Robert Bartlett, the first American an- 
cestor, was born in England, and died in 
1676, probably at Plymontli, Massachusetts. 
In July. 1623. he landed in the new world. 



having crossed in the ship "Ann." Plymouth 
Colony gave him an acre of land for a house 
lot and garden, and in 1628 he married Mary 
Warren, daughter of Richard Warren, a 
"Maj-flower" Pilgrim. Eight children are 
recorded, and if the dates are correctly given 
and none died young, the eldest was not born 
till ten years after the parents" marriage. The 
children were Benjamin, 1638; Joseph, whose 
sketch follows ; Mary, married Richard Fos- 
ter, September 10, 1651, and Jonathan Morey, 
July 8, 1659; Rebecca, married William Har- 
low, December 20, 1649; Sarah, married Sam- 
uel Rider, of Yarmouth, December 23, 1656; 
Elizabeth, married Anthony Sprague, of 
Hingham, December 20, 1661 ; Mercy, born 
March 10, 1650, married John Ivey, of Boston; 
Lydia. born June 8, 1647, married James 
Bamaby and (second) John Nelson, of Mid- 

(II) Joseph, second son and child of Robert 
and j\lary (Warren) Bartlett, was born at 
Plymouth. INIassachusetts in 1639; the date of 
his death is unknown. He settled at iNIanomet 
Ponds or South Plymouth, a pleasant farming 
village about seven or eight miles from the 
town proper. The place is situated directly 
on the seashore and of late years has been a 
summer resort of some note. Joseph Bartlett 
married Hannah Fallowell, daughter of Ga- 
briel Fallowell, and seven children are re- 
corded: Robert (2), whose sketch follows; 
Joseph, born in 1665 ; Elnathan ; Benjamin ; 
Hannah, married Joseph Sylvester ; Mary, 
born 1673. married John Barnes; and Sarah, 
married Elisha Holmes. 

(III) Robert (2), the eldest child of Jo- 
seph and Hannah (Fallowell) Bartlett, was 
born at Plymouth, ;Massachusetts, in 1663 ; the 
date of his death is imknown. He was twice 
married, but the children appear to have been 
all by the second marriage. In 1687 he mar- 
ried (first) his cousin Sarah, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Bartlett. In 1691 he married (second) 
Sarah Cooke, daughter of Jacob Cooke, and 
eleven children are recorded: Hannah, i6gi, 
married Eleazer Churchill ; Thomas, 1694, 
married Abigail Finney; John. 1696; Sarah, 
1699, married John Finney; James, 1701 ; Jo- 
seph. 1704; Elizabeth, 1707, married Thomas 
Sears; William, 1709, married Sarah Foster; 
Ebenezer, 1710; Robert (3), whose sketch 
folloW'S; Lemuel, 1715. 

(IV) Robert (3), sixth son of Robert (2) 
and Sarah (Cooke) Bartlett. was born in 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1713. In 1733 he 
married Rebecca Wood, and they had ten chil- 
dren : Robert. 1735: Ephraim. 1737; Rebecca, 

1739, married Ephraim Darling; Caleb, 1740; 
Isaac, 1742, married Lois Harlow ; Lazarus, 
1744; Joshua, 1747; James, 1749; Susanna, 
1750; and Josiah, whose sketch follows. 

(\") Josiah, seventh son and youngest child 
of Robert (3) and Rebecca (Wood) Bartlett, 
was born in 1753 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 
and died at Norway, Maine, some time after 
1800. He was a sea captain in early life, and 
moved to Norway about the beginning of the 
nineteenth century. He married ^lartha 
Holmes, and they had nine children : Tilden, 
Josiah, Malachi, whose sketch follows; Syl- 
vanus, Lemuel, Isaac, Alartha, Abigail and 

(VI) Malachi, third son and child of Jo- 
siah and ^lartha (Holmes) Bartlett, was born 
at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in October, 1789, 
and died aged ninety-four. When a child he 
moved with his parents to Norway, Maine, 
where he served in the war of 1812. About 
1823 he moved with his wife ami two chil- 
dren from Norway to Abbot, Maine, where he 
was one of the early settlers. He was a man 
of standing and reputation, and served many 
years as one of the town and county officers. 
He was a deacon of the Free Baptist church 
for more than sixty years, and two of his sons 
became ministers of the Gospel. He was a 
life-long Abolitionist, and was a candidate of 
that party for the state legislature at which 
time his name gave rise to the campaign jest 
that they tore up the last book of the Old 
Testament for the party ballot. Deacon Mala- 
chi Bartlett married Joanna Cobb, of Carver, 
Alassachusetts. They had eight children: 
Orin, Eunice, Martha D., Frank, whose sketch 
follows, Josiah, Abigail, Lydia P. and Edwin 
il. Rev. Orin, the eldest child, born in 1820, 
became a Free Baptist minister. He preached 
thirteen years in Harrison, several years in 
Cornish and Gardiner, and seven years at 
Vinalhaven. He was a member of the INIaine 
state legislature one term, is now retired from 
the miriistry and lives in Wisconsin. Eunice, 
the second child, was born in 1822, married 
Benjamin Gordon, had two children, Martha 
and Anna, and died in Abbot in 1872. ilanha 
D., the third child, born in 1824. was married 
to Joshua Buck, of Stillwater, Maine, had two 
children. ^larv and ]^Iartha, and died about 
1856. Rev. Edwin M., the youngest child, 
was born in Abbot. ]\Iaine. in 1837. At the 
age of thirty he was ordained pastor of the 
Baptist church in Bethel, Maine, going from 
there to Livennore Falls and Bath ; and in 
1872 to Araesbury, Massachusetts, thence to 
Athol and Holvoke in that state. He has 



been active in temperance work, was one of 
the lecturers of the Grand Lodge of Good 
Templars in Massachusetts, and has delivered 
many addresses and poems on special occa- 

(VH) Frank, second son of Deacon Mala- 
chi and Joanna (Cobb) liartlelt, was born 
April zS. iS2(k in the town oi Abbot, Maine, 
and died September lo, 1905, in the city of 
Auburn. His early education was gained in 
the schools of his native town and at Monson 
Academy, after which he taught at Abbot vil- 
lage and at Monson. In 1851 he came to Au- 
burn and taught in the old Jordan district in 
Durham. In the spring of 1852 he entered the 
employ of Jeremiah Dingley (2) and Nelson 
Dingley in the grocerv business, and later be- 
came a member of the firm. In 1881 he started 
in the dry goods business with A. K. P. Jor- 
dan under the firm name of Bartlett & Jor- 
dan. From its establishment till the present 
time, this business has been one of the most 
successful in the city. Some years after its 
founding ]Mr. Bartlett's son, Frank L., was 
admitted to the firm, and after Mr. Jordan's 
retirement, the house became Frank Bartlett 
& Son, as it is at present. Three years after 
this arrangement, Mr. Frank Bartlett retired 
from the business, and Frank L. assumed the 
entire management. Under the lines laid down 
by his father, who practically founded the 
firm, the business has continued to increase 
and prosper. For more than forty years Mr. 
Bartlett was directly connected with the finan- 
cial and business life of -Auburn. In 1865 he 
became director of the Auburn Savings Bank, 
and at the death of former Mayor George H. 
Woodman, he succeeded to the presidency, 
holding both ofifices till his own death in 1905. 
Mr. Bartlett was a Republican in politics, and 
served in both branches of the city govern- 
ment. For eleven years he was a member of 
the Auburn water board, and several times its 
chairman. It was due to his advocacy and per- 
sistent efTort that the construction of the Web- 
ster grammar school was brought about. For 
many years Mr. Bartlett was one of the most 
active and conscientious workers in the Court 
Street Baptist Church ; and when he died the 
city of Auburn lost one of her most highly 
respected and useful citizens. On September 
2, 1856, Frank Bartlett married Sarah Mit- 
chell, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah 
(Penley) Mitchell, of Auburn, who was born 
August 29, 1830. They had five children: 
George E., born April 28, 1837; Frank L.. 
whose sketch follows; Alice, July 17, 1865; 

Etta, April 2, 1868; Nellie, September 14, 

(\TII) Frank L., second son and child of 
Frank and Sarah (Mitchell) Bartlett, was born 
August 3, 1861, at Auburn, Maine. Fle was 
educated in the schools of his native city, and 
at the age of twenty entered into partnership 
with liis father in the dry goods business. In 
1884, three years later, Frank L. assumed the 
management of the business, and in 1902 
bought out his father's interest, still keeping 
the firm name of Frank Bartlett & Son. Mr. 
Bartlett is a Republican in politics, and like his 
father, has served in both branches of the city 
government. While in office he was instru- 
mental in obtaining a paid fire department for 
the city, and devoted much time to placing it 
on its present efficient basis. Mr. Bartlett at- 
tends the Ijaptist church, and is a member of 
Tranquil Lodge, No. 29, A. F. and A. I\L ; 
Knights Templar, and has held all the chairs. 
He also belongs to the Knights of the Golden 
Eagle and to the East Auburn Grange. On 
October 7, 1885, Frank L. Bartlett married 
Nellie Yeaton, daughter of \\'illiam and Lucy 
(Davis) Yeaton. of Minot, Elaine. She died 
September, i8g8, leaving one child, Harold 
^^'est, born August 8. 1889. who graduated 
from the Edward Little high school in 1908. 
On November 2, 1900, Frank L. Bartlett mar- 
ried (second) Annie Stevens Young, daughter 
of Albert A. and Melissa (Stevens) Young, 
of Auburn. There is one child by this mar- 
riage, Howard Russell, born October i, igoi. 

The following line does not 
BARTLETT appear to be related to the 

Bartletts of Norway, Maine, 
who are descended from Captain Josiah Bart- 
lett, who was in the fourth generation from 
Robert, the original immigrant, who came to 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1623. If there 
is such connection, it has not been established. 
thotigh the fact that Levi I'.artlett, the first of 
the following line of whom we have definite 
knowledge, was born at Plymouth and after- 
wards moved to Norway, Maine, would seem 
to lend it some credence. 

(I) Levi Bartlett was born at Plymouth, 
Massachusetts, in 1772, and died in 1818 at 
Norway, ]\raine. It is probable that he is a 
descendant of Robert Bartlett, the first Amer- 
ican ancestor. In 1795 he moved lo Norway, 
Maine, and engaged in blacksmithing. Lie 
built a large shop, with a trip-hammer, and 
carried on a considerable business for those 
days. In 1796 his name appears on the list 

^.«^/ ^m^/M 



of those assessed for the state tax, and he is 
the only Bartlett mentioned, showing that he 
must have come to town before his congener. 
Captain Josiah Rartlett. There were forty-eight 
names from Norway on the state tax hst in 

1796, and the total assessment was thirty- 
eight dollars and fourteen cents. Of this 
sum Levi Bartlett paid seventy-nine cents, 
which happens to be the exact average. Levi 
Bartlett was twice married, but his four chil- 
dren were all by the first wife, who was Polly 
or Mary Tinkham, daughter of Ichabod and 
Mary (Gorham) Tinkham, of Plymouth, ]\Ias- 
sachusetts. She was born in 1773 and died in 
1802 at the age of twenty-nine. Levi Bart- 
lett's second wife was Abigail Gorham, prob- 
abl)' a relative of his first wife. The children 
of Levi and Polly (Tinkham) Bartlett were: 
Ichabod, whose sketch follows ; Mary ; Isaac, 
born in 1800, died August i, 1818; Martha, 
born 1802, died August 28, 1818. The fact 
that the father, Levi Bartlett, and the two 
youngest children all died during the same 
year would indicate the prevalence of some 
kind of contagious disease. 

(II) Ichabod, eldest child of Levi and Polly 
(Tinkham) Bartlett, was born at Norway, 
Maine. January 19, 1797. He was in trade 
many years at the village, but was better 
known as a stock-drover. Stock-driving, be- 
fore the days of railways, was an important 
business, requiring capital, judgment and fore- 
sight. During the last of August the drover 
travelled through the county, purchased the 
sheep and cattle that were fitted for market, 
marked them, and arranged to have them 
driven to a certain point on a given day, 
where the drove was started on its journey 
to the Brighton markets. The business was 
usually quite profitable, but steam cars have 
changed all this, and droves of cattle are ndw 
rarely seen blocking the dusty highway. Air. 
Bartlett was not only a man of enterprise and 
activity in a commercial way, but he was a 
strong supporter of religion and reforms. Dur- 
ing his entire life he was one of the pillars 
of the LTniversalist church in Norway. He 
was an early Abolitionist and a prominent 
worker in the temperance cause. He held 
many town ofiices, and for three consecutive 
years was a member of the Maine legislature. 
He was twice married, and there were four- 
teen children in all, seven by each union. 
About 1819 he married Eunice Woodman, of 
New Gloucester, who was born March 29, 

1797. died June 28, 1835. I" 1836 he mar- 
ried Lorana Woodman, who was born in New 
Gloucester, May 11, 1805, died July 17, 1874. 

The children of Ichabod and Eunice (Wood- 
man) Bartlett were: Levi, born ]\Iay 23, 
1820, married Julia Wilkins ; David Wood- 
man, January 17, 1821, died at the age of 
seven years; Martha, October 9, 1823, died 
at ten months ; Isaac, Alay 2, 1825 ; Martha, 
April 21, 1827; Rosamond, August 27, 1829; 
David \\'oodman, April 17, 1831, died 1850. 
The children of Ichabod and Lorana (Wood- 
man ) Bartlett were : Eunice Woodman, born 
December 13. 1836, died 1855; Lucius Icha- 
bod, wdiose sketch follows; Susan Emma, Oc- 
tober 13, 1839, married David Gurney ; Ellen 
Maria, May 4, 1841, married Jeremiah Wood- 
bury ; Marcus Channing, April 6, 1843, killed 
at the battle of Antietam ; Kenneth S., Decem- 
ber 19, 1844, killed at the battle of Cedar 
Mountain; Marion Smith, October 13, 1846. 

(HI) Lucius Ichabod, eldest son of Ichabod 
and wife Lorana (Woodman) Bartlett, was 
born at Norway. Maine, Alarch 18, 1838. He 
attended the schools of his native town, after 
which he learned the trade of shoemaking. In 
common with several of his brothers, two of 
whom gave their lives for their country, he 
fought in the rebellion, enlisting in Company 
G, Tenth Maine \'olunteer Infantry, and 
serving for two years. After receiving his 
discharge, he went to California, where for 
two years he engaged in placer mining. He 
returned to Norway and worked at his trade, 
going to Weymouth, Massachusetts, for a 
while, but he did not remain there long. Upon 
his final return to his native town he en- 
gaged in various enterprises, and served as 
postmaster for four years, being appointed by 
President Harrison. On September 5, 1866, 
he married Sarah Shackley, daughter of Eben- 
ezer Crocker and Syrena (Hall) Shackley, 
who was born in Norway, January 19, 1843. 
They had two sons : Frank T., born Novem- 
ber 14, 186S; and Charles S., whose sketch 
follows. Frank T. Bartlett married, i8gi, 
Linnie R. Swan, daughter of Jonas W. and 
Rowena (Farewell) Swan, of Norway. She 
was born in Greenwood, Maine, July 4, 1869. 
Two children were born to Frank T. and Lin- 
nie R. (Swan) Bartlett: Carroll, July 12, 
1894 ; and Francis, January — , 1899. Frank T. 
Bartlett, following the example of his kins- 
folk, promptly responded to his country's call, 
and served in the Spanish-American war as 
captain of Company D, Fy-st Maine Infantry. 
Like his two uncles, Marcus Channing and 
Kenneth S. Bartlett, he laid his life on the 
altar of his country, dving at Chickamauga, 
July 3, 1898. 

(IV) Charles Simming, second son and 



child of Lucius I. and Sarah (Shackley) 
Bartlett, was born in Weymouth, Massachu- 
setts, November lo, 1872. When a child he 
removed with his parents to their native town 
of Norway, Maine, where he was educated in 
the public schools, including tlie Norway high 
school, and graduated from the University of 
Maine in 1897, with the degree of Ph. G. He 
paid for his education out of his own earnings 
received from teaching school during the in- 
tervals of his studies. After graduation he 
filled several positions as compounding dru;.;- 
gist, and when the Spanish-American war 
broke out, he enlisted with his brother Frank 
T. in Company D, First Maine Volunteer In- 
fantry, serving as sergeant. After receiving 
his discharge, he returned to his native state, 
and in 1905 bought the drug business of Will- 
iam B. Kilbourn, of Auburn, which he is con- 
ducting at the present time. Mr. Bartlett is a 
Republican in politics and attends the Uni- 
versalist church. He is much interested in 
fraternal organizations and societies, belong- 
ing to the AFasons, the Sons of Veterans, the 
Royal Arcanum, the Spanish-American War 
Association, the Grange and the State Militia. 
On June 9, 1903, Charles Simming Bartlett 
married Bertha C. Minard, daughter of Tris- 
tram and Bulah Alinard, of Norway, Maine. 
She was born in Shelburne, Xew^ Hampshire, 
June 5, 1878, and died May 7, 1906, leaving 
one child, Bertha Lucille, born .-Vpril 22, 1904, 
died April 19, 1906. 

Warren has been a distin- 
WARREN guished name in both Great 
Britain and America for gen- 
erations. Sir Peter Warren, born in 1703, 
w-as an Irish admiral ; Sir John Borlase War- 
ren, G. C. B.. born 1754, w^as a distinguished 
naval commander and M. P.: Llenry Warren, 
born 1798, painter and author, and Samuel 
Warren, novelist, born 1877, were English- 
men : James Warren, born at Plymouth, Mas- 
sachusetts, 1726, was a prominent American 
patriot, and Major-General Joseph Warren, 
who fell at Bunker Hill, is said to have been 
the ablest and most prominent man in New 
England at the time of his death. 

That one family of the name of Warren in 
New England is descended from an immi- 
grant ancestor who settled in Maine is the 
conclusion reached by Orin W^arren, of W^est 
Newbury, Massachitsetts, who wrote "A Gen- 
ealogy of the Descendants of Tames Warren." 
some account of one branch of whose descend- 
ants is given below. 

(I) James W'arren was in Kittery, Maine. 

before 1656. Whether he was born in Scot- 
land or England is a disputed question. An 
authority states that : "When Cromwell gained 
a victory over the royal troops at Dunbar in 
the North, and not knowing how to dispose 
better of his prisoners, he banished them from 
the realm of England and sent them to Amer- 
ica. From Boston they w'ere dispatched down 
the coast to find fellowship in the more con- 
servative colony planted by Gorges, 
and were given lands in what is still known 
as Scotland parish, in the upper part of 
York." Tradition has it that one of these 
prisoners was James Warren. He settled in 
that part of Kittery now South Berwick. 
Cowcove, the name of an inlet to the Great 
Works river, is so named, says tradition, from 
the first cows brought to j\laine and New 
Hampshire, being landed there, and Cow cove 
w-as the river front of the farm of James 
Warren in 1656. James W'arren first had a 
grant of land on the hill which was very poor 
land. He had other grants near Warren's 
pond. He was a man of substance and in- 
fluence in the town, and held among other 
offices that of selectman for several years. He 
died in 1702, leaving a will made December 
9, 1700, which was probated December 24, 
1702. He gave to his son Gilbert forty acres 
of land bought of John Davis, and to son 
James all other lands in Kittery or elsewhere, 
inchiding the homestead at Cow-cove, w'hich 
was granted to him July 15, 1656. His wife's 
Christian name was Alargaret, and she was 
a native of Ireland. She survived her hus- 
band and took property under his will. Her 
will was made December 13, 1712, and proba- 
ted October 15, 1713. Children: Gilbert, 
James, Alargaret, Grisel and Jane. 

(II) James (2), second son and child of 
James (i) and Margaret Warren, was born 
in 1658; the date of his death is not known. 
He was a foremost man among his towns- 
men, held various town offices, and w-as se- 
lectman in 1701-02-03; was one of a commit- 
tee of six in 1713 to confer with a like com- 
mittee of Kittery on the boundary line be- 
tween the two towns; and in 1719 was a 
surveyor to run the division line. He mar- 
ried, in 1 69 1, Mary, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth Foss, or Frost, of Dover, New 
Hampshire. Children : Mary, Margaret, 
James, Rachel, Gilbert, and John, whose 
sketch follows. 

(III) John, youngest child of James (2) 
and Mary (Foss or Frost) Warren, was born 
December 16, 1705. He owned real estate of 
considerable extent, and the house in which 



he resided was standing in i8g8. He was a 
member of the grand jury, and also of the 
petty jury at York in 1730-37, and held vari- 
ous offices in Berwick up to 1762. His will 
was probated February 24, 1769. He mar- 
ried Mary, born June 10, 1709, daughter of 
Tristam and Abigail Heard. Tristam was 
son of the immigrant John Heard and wife 
Elizabeth, of Dover, New Hampshire. John 
Heard was of the Dover combination in 1640. 
Tristam Heard inherited the garrison hill, 
Dover, saved to Elder William W'entworth in 
the massacre in 1689. Elizabeth Heard was 
the daughter of Rev. John Hull. The children 
of John and Mary (Heard) Warren, as men- 
tioned in the will of the former, were : John, 
Tristam, Nathaniel, Ichabod, Pelatiah, Kesia, 
Margaret and Mary. 

(IV) John (2), eldest child of John (i) and 
Mary (Heard) Warren, was born r^Iarch 5, 
1731, died January i, 1807. He settled in 
Stroudwater, and was a farmer and black- 
smith. He married Jane, of Falmouth, born 
June 15, 1740, died November 13, 1809, daugh- 
ter of John Johnson, who was born in Ireland. 
He was the son of James Johnson, who came 
to Spurwink in 1733, but was born in Scot- 
land, moved to Ireland about 1692, and died 
in Scarborough, jMaine, in 1746. Children: 
John, who died in the Continental army, j\Iay 
23, 1776; Polly, David, Elizabeth, ' Sally, 
James, Jane, jMargaret, John, Robert, Na- 
thaniel and Nancy. 

(V) John \3), ninth child and fourth son 
of John (2) and Jane (Johnson) Warren, 
was born May 23, 1776, died September 10, 
1845. He was a prosperous trader, lumber- 
man and farmer, and was called "the old 
lumber king." He married, November 29, 
1810, Eleanor, of Falmouth, born July 5, 1785, 
died January 13, 1835, daughter of William 
Lamb. Children, George, William L., and 
Lewis P., whose sketch follows. - 

(VI) Lewis Pease, youngest child of John 
(3) and Eleanor (Lamb) Warren, was born 
August II, 1817, died June 24. 1900, at West- 
brook, where he had resided during his entire 
life. He was an energetic, intelligent and pros- 
perous citizen, interested in numerous financial 
enterprises, among which were : The lumber 
firms of G. and L. P. Warren. Clements. \\'ar- 
ren & Brigham : leather and harness business, 
Warren & Neal. In politics he was first a 
Whig and later a Republican. He married, 
February 20, 1844. Sarah, of Otisfield, born 
Alay 21, 1818, died April 14, 1896. daughter 
of Henry and Sally Turner: Henry Turner 
was son of Henry Turner, revolutionary sol- 

dier, and Sally was daughter of Jonathan 
floors, revolutionary soldier, and Relief, his 
wife. They had five children : John W., Al- 
bert F., Lelia, Edna A. and Cora P. 

(VII) John Winworth, eldest child of Lewis 
P. and Sarah (Turner) Warren, was born in 
Westbrook, January 16, 1847. .\fter com- 
pleting his education he was a partner with 
H. P. Murch, in a grocery store in Westbrook 
for four years. He then bought and operated 
what was afterward known as the Warren 
Warp jMills at Westbrook for about fifteen 
years. He was also senior member of the 
firm of Warren & Towle, dealers in lumber. 
He was prosperous in business and retired 
with a competency in 1895. He is a member 
of Saccarappa Lodge, Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of Westbrook. In political sen- 
timent he is a Republican. He married. No- 
vember 7, 1872, Martha J-, born May 12, 
1851, daughter of Ahijah and Louisa 
(Hawkes) Hawkes, of Medway, Massachu- 
setts. (See Hawkes VII.) Children: John 
Clififord and Lewis P. 

(VIII) John Clifford, the elder of the two 
sons of John W. and Martha J. (Hawkes) 
Warren, was born in Westbrook, September 
29, 1879. After leaving the public schools he 
attended W'estbrook high school, from which 
he graduated in 1898. In same year he en- 

tered the University of Maine, where he grad- 
uated in 1902, with the degree of Bachelor of 
Science. Subsequently he attended the Boston 
University Law School and there took the de- 
gree of IJachelor of Laws in 1905. In Au- 
gust of the same year he was admitted to the 
bar in Cumberland county, and in November, 
1906, was admitted to practice in the L'nited 
States courts. He is engaged in the general 
practice of his profession, and has met with 
encouraging success. In politics he is a Re- 
publican. He was a corporal in Companv .M. 
First ]\Iaine Volunteer Militia in the Spanish 
war and served eight months. He is a mem- 
ber of Temple Lodge, No. 83, of Westbrook, 
Eagle Chapter, Royal Arch IMasons, the ]\Iaine 
Historical Society, and the Portland Club. 
(See Hawkes.) 

(For ancestry see James Warren I.) 

(Ill) James (3), eldest son 
^\'ARREN and third child of James (2) 
and Mary (Foss or Frost) 
W'arren, was born June 8, 1698, in Kittery, 
and resided in that town. He married Mary, 
daughter of Moses and Abigail ( Tailor) 
Goodwin, of Kittery. She was born Septem- 
ber 18, 1699. Their children were: Sarah, 



Eenjamin. Elizabeth, Moses, James, Samuel, 
Chadbourne, William and Martha. 

(IV) Samuel, fourth son of James (3) and 
Mary (Goodwin) Warren, was born late in 
1726 in Berwick and died in 1814. There are 
some conflictinsf records pertaining to him. It 
is shown that he was married in Biddeford, 
May II, 1749. to Sarah, daughter of Robert 
Gray, and the records of his home town show 
that he had a son, Captain Thomas, and also 
had sons : James, David and Samuel. The 
records of Kittery show the intention of mar- 
riage June 29, 1765, Samuel Warren and 
Mary Andrews. He resided for a time in 
Bristol, Maine, and in 1788 was sent to survey 
what is now Islesboro, Maine. The chart 
which he made may be found in the History of 
Islesboro, and shows his careful and energetic 
work. He was of great help in drawing to 
that town a fine class of settlers whose de- 
scendants are widely known in the Pine Tree 
State and in all sections of the country. He 
was selectman of the town from 1795 to 1807. 
He married a Miss Porter, a woman of great 
energy and helpfulness, and their children 
were: 1. John, who was a very successful 
Friends minister and visited England. 2. 
George, married, 1803, Lydia Hatch. 3. Ben- 
jamin, married, 1810, Abigail Hatch. 4. Sam- 
uel. 5. Betsey, married, 1808, Isaac Hatch. 
6. Martha, married, 1790, Jonathan Coombs, 
and had a large and very interesting family. 

(\j Samuel (2), fourth son of Samuel (i) 
Warren, was born in Bristol, Maine, 1773, 
and died at Islesboro on the third day of Mav, 
1859. He was a very efficient helper of his 
father in his work, and then became a suc- 
cessful farmer, being a man of great worth 
and executive ability. He married Ruth Sher- 
man, who died on August 30, 1835, and their 
children were: i. David, born October 6, 
1799, married Olevia Trim. 2. Lydia, De- 
cember 7, 1801, never married. 3. Samuel, 
February 18, 1804, died August 5, 1870; mar- 
ried Philena Hatch. 4.- Michael. 5. James, 
July 4, 1808, married Sabrina Parker and 
Amanda Burr. 6. George, June 12, 1812, died 
December 2, 1890; married Sally \>azie. 

(VI) Michael, the son of Samuel (2) and 
Ruth (Sherman) Warren, was born at Isles- 
boro, February 16, 1806, and died in 1828, 
having been a very successful captain of coast 
packets, and largely engaged in the lumber 
trade. He married Belona Barr, and their 
only son was Luman. 

(VII) Luman, son of Michael and Belona 
(Barr) Warren, was born in Orland, Maine, 
February 17, 1830. He is one of the pros- 

perous merchants of Bucksport, where he has 
long resided. He was while very young noted 
for his application to study in the schools of 
his native town, as well as for his trustworthi- 
ness of character. When but a youth he 
worked as a clerk in the country store of Jo!m 
A. Buck and Company at Orland, Alaine. In 
1850 he went to Bucksport, and readily found 
a position as salesman with J. L. Bradley and 
Company, becoming a partner in the business 
in 1853. In 1863, on the death of Mr. J. L. 
Bradley, Mr. Warren became the proprietor of 
the flourishing business, subsequently taking 
a very helpful partner, Leander Hancock, the 
firm name then being Warren & Hancock. 
After the death of Mr. Hancock, Mr. Warren 
conducted the business under the name of 
Warren & Company, w'hich name it still con- 
tinues to bear. Mr. W'arren still retains his 
interest in the business, but has retired from 
active management. He is everywhere highly 
esteemed as a business man and citizen. In 
politics he is a thorough-going and well-in- 
formed Republican. In religion he classifies 
himself as an Independent. Mr. Warren mar- 
ried Alice Buck Bradley, born in Bucksport, 
December 19, 1845, married in 1872, and died 
in 1906, a woman greatly beloved by all who 
knew her. She w^as the daughter of Mr. Jo- 
seph B. and ]\Iary Somersby (Buck) Bradley. 
Her grandparents were Rufus and Sarah 
(Somersby) Buck, who were married Octo- 
ber 16, 1 82 1, I\ir. Rufus Buck -being the son 
of Daniel Buck, from w^hich Bucksport re- 
ceived its name, which was originally spelled 
Buckstown, and whose wife was Mary Sewall, 
of the famous Sewall family of York, Maine. 
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Luman War- 
ren was Margaret Bradley, born March 16, 
1877, died March 7, 1905. The loss of his 
wife and daughter within such a short time 
was such a shock that Mr. Warren is greatly 
broken in health. He is in his seventy-ninth 
year and quite feeble. 

"In the study of historic rec- 
HAWKES ords a few facts have been 

gathered from varied sources 
regarding Adam Hawkes, the first of his name 
who made any permanent settlement in Xew 
England. Nothing is known of him prior to 
his arrival in this country, nor the vessel in 
which he embarked. There is fortunately pre- 
served two interesting and ancient relics of 
the past, 'The First Book of the Records of 
Charlestown' and 'The History of the First 
Church of that place.' By the first of these 
Adam Hawkes' naine is given among those 



who were admitted as inhabitants of the town 
in 1634. He had four acres of planting ground 
allotted to him January 10, 1635. To get this 
ground the law required the ownership of a 
house. Adam liawkcs' name also appears 
among the list of inhabitants January 2, 1635. 
In the history of the First Church of Charles- 
town, page 4, it is recorded that Adam Hawkes 
was admitted to membership. Adam Hawkes 
came to this country in 16^4, resided in 
Charlestown a year or upwards, then moved 
to Saugus the latter part of the year 1635 o^ 
1636, and with others settled on 'the river of 
Saugus.' 'Goodman Hawkes' erected his first 
rude dwelling on the site of L. P. Hawkes' 
house. His farm was mainly the land now 
occupied by the village of North Saugus lying 
east of the Saugus river, north of the iron 
works, south from and remainder by Lynn 
Common, in all several hundred acres, includ- 
ing a one hundred acre grant from Lynn in 
1638. Besides this Adam Hawkes owned the 
George Hawkes farm in Lynnfield." (The 
foregoing and the ancestral data which follows 
was compiled by the late Hon. Samuel 
Hawkes, of Saugus, jNIaine.) 

(I) Adam Hawkes was born in 1608, died 
March 13, 1672. He married (first) Widow 
Anne Hutchinson, who died October 11, 1669: 
(second) 1670, Sarah Jane tlooper. Chil- 
dren of first wife: Susannah and John (said 
to have been twins) ; child of second wife : 
Sarah, born June 2, 1671. 

(H) John, son of Adam and Anne (Hut- 
chinson) Hawkes, born 1633, died August, 
1694. He built a house on a part of his 
farm, which farm was after his death divided 
between his four sons. He married (first) 
Rebecca Maverick, June i, 1659; she died 
September 4, 1659; married (second) Eliza- 
beth Cushman. April 11, 1661. John and 
Elizabeth (Cushman) Hawkes had nine chil- 
dren, four of whom died within a few days of 
the last of November, 1675 ; mention is made 
of only two, namely : Ebenezer, and Moses, 
who married [Margaret Cogswell, a sister of 
John Cogswell, whose daughter married Eben- 
ezer Hawkes, brother of Moses. 

(HI) Ebenezer, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Cushman) Hawkes, wos born 1678, died 
1766. He married Elizabeth Cogswell, daugh- 
ter of John and ]\Iargaret (Gififord) Cogs- 
well, of Ipswich. Children: i. Ebenezer, 
born July 14, 1702, had the farms now owned 
by Louis P. and Richard Hawkes, except the 
outside lots which included the site of the 
second house of Adam Hawkes. In 1720 he 
moved to Marblehead, where he followed the 

trades of blacksmith and anchormaker ; he was 
one of the original grantees of New Marble- 
head, now the town of Windham, in the then 
district of Maine, and together with several 
others was granted the water power at what 
is now called Mallison Falls in that town ; it 
is doubtful if he ever visited his Maine pos- 
sessions and certainly never settled them, as 
the grants were taken up after his death by 
his grandsons, who became the ancestors of 
the numerous Hawkes families in that section 
of the country. 2. Elizabeth, born April 24, 
1704. 3. Samuel. 

(iV) Samuel, son of Ebenezer and Eliza- 
beth (Cogswell) Hawkes, was born May 12, 
1706, resided in Lynn, died 1772. He mar- 
ried Philadelphia Estes. Child : Ebenezer. 

(\') Ebenezer (2), son of Samuel and Phil- 
adelphia (Estes) Hawkes, died August 21, 
1791. He married Rebecca Alley, who died 
October 20, 1822. Children: i. Ebenezer, 
born May 8, 1766, died August 31, 1791. 2. 
Ahijah, see forward. 3. William, born Octo- 
ber 14, 1769, died October 20, 1822. 4. Re- 
becca, born December 10, 177 1, evidently died 
in infancy. 5. Abigail, born September 4, 
1773, died 1846. 6. Rebecca, born May 22, 
1776, died 1839. 7. Elizabeth, born June 12, 
1778, died 1844. 8. Lydia, born October 9, 
1780, died 1856. 9. Anna, born September 28, 
1785, died January 27, 1855. 

(\T) Ahijah, son of Ebenezer (2) and 
Rebecca (Alley) Hawkes, was born Decem- 
ber 10, 1767, died December 23, 1838. Mar- 
ried, November 25, 1807, Theodate Pratt, 
born July 12, 1787, died December 23, 1838. 
Children: i. Rebecca, born December 4, 1808, 
died ]\Iay 8, 1893. 2. Ahijah, born Decem- 
ber 20, 1809. 3. Ebenezer, born June 22, 
181 1, died August 6, 1884. 4. Ric'nard, born 
January 9, 1813, died November 15, 1870. 5. 
Stephen E., born May 25, 1814, died October 
2, 1877. 6. William, born December i, 18 15, 
died March i, 1852. 7. Samuel, born Decem- 
ber 4, 1816. 8. Tacy Pratt, born January 2, 
1818. 9. Deborah, born August 20, 1819, died 
August 5, 1871. 10. Theodate, born October 
4, 1820, died November 3, 1820. 11. Daty, 
born July 8, 1822, died January 22, 1824. 12. 
Louis Penn, born June 26, 1824, died 1896. 

(VII) Ahijah (2), son of Ahijah (i) and 
Theodate (Pratt) Hawkes, was born Decem- 
ber 20, 1809, died May 18, 1888. He mar- 
ried, December 3, 1835, Louisa Hawkes, of 
Windham, i\Iaine, born April 6, 181 1, died 
January 5, 1868, daughter of David and Anne 
Haw^kes. David Hawkes was of the Maine 
branch of the family and direct descendant of 



Ebenezer llawkes. Children: I. Loretla 
Theodate, born September 30, 1836, married 
Harlan P. March. 2. X'ictoria Augusta, born 
December 19, 1837. 3. Elizabeth Rebecca, 
born August 24, 1839, married Eben Plum- 
mer. 4. Anne Louisa, born July 12, 1841, 
died August IQ, 1858. 5. Louis Penn, born 
February 28, 1843, ^I'etl January 18, 1848. 6. 
Tacy Pratt, born December 24, 1844. 7. Al- 
bert Ahijah, born .May 5, 1847, married Cora 
B. Warren. 8. Ellen Deborah, born March 7, 
1849, married Alonzo Plummer. 9. Aiartha 
Jane, born May 12, 1851, married John W. 
Warren (.see Warren VH). 10. Walter Ver- 
ian, born July 24, 1853, married Nellie Fisher. 

This name is given by many au- 
FEASE thorities as coming from the 
name of the pea-plant; the Pease 
family of England is said to be of German 
origin, and they are supposed to have emi- 
grated much later than the Saxon conquest 
of England, but have been in that country 
some four or five hundred years; the Ger- 
man form of the words is Pies or Pees. They 
are found among members of parliament, as 
bankers, among the yeomanry, and various 
other English classes. Between the years 
1635 and 1672 there lived in New England as 
many as six men who had the name of John 
Pease, and it has been correspondingly difti- 
cult to keep track of the various families. 

(I) John Pease is first mentioned in the 
records of Martha's Vineyard in 1646, when 
he was grantor in a deed of land, and from 
that date until the time of his death 
his name appears often, and he seems 
to have taken rather a prominent part 
in affairs. He was one of the original pro- 
prietors of the town of Norwich, Connecticut, 
in 1659, although he was not one of the first 
settlers there, as he may at one time have in- 
tended to be. He was called captain, it is 
supposed from having command of a small 
sailing craft. By his first wife, Elizabeth, he 
had two sons, James, born in 1637, and John, 
about 1640; by his second wife, Mary, he had: 
Thomas, about 1656, Jonathan, Samuel, David, 
Abigail, Mary, Rebecca and Sarah. When he 
made his will, dated March 4, 1674, he was 
"stricken in years." Many of his descend- 
ants settled in Maine. 

(H) Samuel, son of John and Mary Pease, 
was born about 1660, and the latest record 
found of him on Martha's \'ineyard is in his 
father's will, so he probably removed from 
there when a young man ; as there was a Sam- 
uel Pease living in Exeter, New Hampshire, 

about 1690, whose descendants have a tra- 
dition that he was from Martha's Vineyard, it 
is supposed he is the one before mentioned. 

(HI) Nathaniel, son of Samuel Pease, was 
born in 1691, at Exeter, New Hampshire, and 
died October 20, 1748, at Newmarket, New 
Hampshire, then a part of Exeter. He was a 
carpenter and owned land. There is a tradi- 
tion among the family that he was killed by 
Indians, and as they were very annoying to the 
settlers of Exeter in the early days, this may 
be so; although the records were not kept of 
those who met death at the hands of the sav- 
ages, it was necessary for them to sleep in 
garrisons often and till their land with their 
rifle or other weapon near at hand. He mar- 
ried, November, 1725, Phebe, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Philbrick) Sanborn, born 
February 5, 1706, and their children were: i. 
Sarah, born July 10, 1726. 2. Samuel, De- 
cember 14, 1727-28, died January 6, 1805, in 
Parsonsfield, Maine. 3. Ann, November 17, 
1729. 4. Abigail, January, 1732. 5. Bath- 
sheba, March 16, 1734. 6. Phebe, December 21, 
1735- /• Nathaniel. 8. John, July 10, 1739. 
9. Zebulon, July 21, 1741. 10. Benjamin, Au- 
gust 2, 1743. II. Eleanor, June 2, 1745. 12. 
Simeon, March 24, 1747. 13. Eliphalet, May 

13. 1749- 

(IV) Nathaniel (2), second son of Nathan- 
iel (i) and Phebe (Sanborn) Pease, was born 
February 21, 1737, and settled in Newmarket, 
New Hampshire. He married Lucy Page, and 
they had ten children, as follows: i. Zebulon. 
2. David. 3. Nathaniel, married (first) Judith 
Pease and (second) Dolly Pease. 4. Asa, born 
July 18, 1769, married Sally Parsons, and set- 
tled in Parsonfield, Maine. 5. Josiah, married 
Nancy Parsons. 6. Joseph. 7. Lydia. 8. 
Hannah. 9. Sally, married John Stevens. 10. 
Lucy, who became Mrs. Drew. 

(V) Major Zebulon, eldest son of Nathan- 
iel (2) and Lucy (Page) Pease, was born 
January 16, 1761, at Newmarket, New Hamp- 
shire, and served in the revolutionary war, in 
Lieutenant-Colonel Senter's New Hampshire 
regiment; enlisted July 2, 1777, discharged 
January 6, 1778. In 18 10 he received the com- 
mission of major from Governor Chri-stopher 
Gore, and served in the war of 1812 as ma- 
jor of the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment ; his 
original commission is in the hands of his 
great-grandson. Major Albion P. Pease, men- 
tioned later in this article. He inarried, March 
29, 1784, Mrs. I\L-iry Burleigh; he died De- 
cember 31, 1837; his wife died May 10. 1831. 
Their children were: i. John, born July 9, 
1785, died November 20, same year. 2. Nath- 



aniel. 3. Andrew, Ma_v 13, 1788, died October 
18, 1851. 4. Mary. November 2, 1789, died 
January 19, 1797. 5. Elizabeth. September 24, 
1791, died unmarried January 6, 1864. 6. 
Martha, Janvar}- 20, 1794. 7. Zebulon, Sep- 
tember 21, 1795. 

(\T) Nathaniel (3), second son of Major 
Zebulon and Mary (Liurleigh) Pease, was born 
November 26. 1786, settled in Parsonsfield, 
Maine, where he died January 25, 1863. He 
was engaged in farming. He married, March 
21, 1816, Olive Towne. Their children were: 
I. Sophia, born October 16, 1816-17, married 
Amasa Allen. 2. ]\Iary, September 7. 1818, 
married Amasa Doe. 3. Usher P. 4. Clara 
T., August 31, 1 82 1, married Uriah Rutland. 
5. Burleigh, August 13, 1823. married Nar- 
cissa Pease. 6. Lorenzo D., Januar)- 25. 1825, 
married Hannah Fitzpatrick, died 1907. 7. Liz- 
zie W'.. November 9, 1826. married Edward 
Gordon, and lives at Winter Hill. Massachu- 
setts, with her nephew, Wesley Uoe. 8. Roxy 
S., March 2-/, 1828, married Hiram C. Walker, 
and lived at Springfield, Illinois ; died in New 
York City. 9. John A., November 17, 1829, 
married Sarah Shaw, and resided at South 
Parsonsfield. Maine: now deceased. 10. La- 
vinia. July 4, 1832, died 1892. 11. Martha, 
January 7, 1837, died December, 1908. 12. 
Bradbury N.. June 4, 1841. died February 11, 


(\ II) Usher P., eldest son of Nathaniel 
(3) and Olive (Tow^ne) Pease, was born Jan- 
uary 29, 1820, at South Parsonsfield, Maine. 
Soon after reaching his majority he removed 
to Watertown, ^lassachusetts, where he was 
first employed on the Cooledge Farm : he 
then entered the employ of a firm dealing in 
ice, Russell, Harrington and Company, of 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, remaining with 
them and their successors (Reed & Bartlett) 
until the forming of the Boston Ice Company, 
with which he became connected, and served 
this company tor more than thirty-five years, 
until his death. From 1851 he made his home 
in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He married, 
January 12. 1845, ''t South Parsonsfield, 
Maine, Juliette Williams, born February 22, 
182 1. He was one of the oldest members of the 
First Free Baptist Churcii. of Boston, of which 
he was deacon for more than forty years. His 
children were: i. Major Albion P. 2. Cur- 
tis S.. born June 8, 1849, married Cora E. 
Butler, and has two children, Ethelwyn and 
Bronson ; he resides in Maiden and has been 
connected w'ith the Boston Ice Company for 
forty-three years. 3. Susie E.. May 21, 1855. 
married Jame~ Morrison, and has two daugh- 

ters, Ella, wiio married Richard \'eale, and 
Lillian, who married Harry E. Osgood, and 
resides in Somerville. 4. .Alia, July 31, 1859, 
married Charles E. Crouse, of Syracuse, New 
York. 5. Elmer E., May 22, i86i, married, 
in Boston, June 26, 1888, Lizzie Folsom, and 
has one child, Roland F., born in Kansas City, 
Missouri, August 30, 1890. Lizzie Folsom 
was daughter of Josiah D., born in Stark, 
Maine. Alarch 27. 1830. and Louisa P. (Up- 
ton) Folsom, of North Troy, \ermont-, born 
September 29, 1829; they were married in 
Saugus, Massachusetts, November 26, 1856. 
Mr. and Mrs. Pease reside in Somerville and 
he is with the American Net & Twine Com- 
pany, of Boston. 

(VIII) Major Albion P., eldest son of 
Usher P. and Juliette (Williams) Pease, was 
born December 14. 1846, in Parsonsfield, on 
the old Pease homestead, which has been in the 
possession of the family for more than two 
hundred years. He received his early educa- 
tion at Charlestown, remaining in that place 
until he reached the age of fifteen years, when 
he enlisted in the United States army, being 
enrolled as private, September 10, 1862, in 
Company H, Fifth Massachusetts Infantry, 
and discharged July 2, 1863. Shortly after- 
ward he accepted a position in the quarter- 
master's department of the Cavalry Bureau, at 
Memphis, Tennessee, where he was in the 
service under Captains Grierson and Bow- 
man, and soon w-on the confidence of the for- 
mer. A battalion of citizens was being or- 
ganized to prepare for attacks which might 
be made by Forrest's Rough Riders, and at 
his request IMr. Pease was appointed a cap- 
tain lo drill them, exercising the authority of 
captain and being recognized in that capacity. 
This appointment was not made through the 
war department, but w'as done by virtue of 
the commanding officer's granted or assumed 
authority. He was never regularly mustered, 
and in addition to his work of drilling men he 
still, at intervals, attended to his duties in the 
office of Captain Grierson, of the quarter- 
master's department. He continued this until 
the close of the war and at one time took a 
fleet of boats, loaded with horses, to Gen- 
eral Sheridan on the Red river, in Louisiana, 
who had his army massed there prepared to 
suppress Maximilian, of Mexico, should it be- 
come necessary at the close of the war. Dur- 
ing the time he was in service he was engaged 
in the following battles : Kinston, W'hitehall, 
Gouldsboro, Blount's Creek, Rawds Mills, 
^Joseley's Creek, Deep Gully, Siege of New- 
bern. Wilkinson Point, Core Creek, all in 

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North Carolina, also in raids on Memphis an 1 
the raids of Generals' Osborne and Grierson, 
and in Sheridan's Texas expedition. Captain 
Pease at this time expected a captain's com- 
mission from President Lincoln, but the trag- 
edy which took away the nation's ruler pre- 
vented this, and as Captain I'ease was then 
a very young man he did not realize his pecu- 
liar position and continued on his round of 
duties until the spring of 1866, when he re- 
ceived a commission as major, though he 
never had a chance to see active service with 
his regiment, which was the Seventh Missouri 
Volunteer Infantry, then stationed at Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. He assisted, however, in 
winding up the affairs of the quartermaster's 
bureau and in the sale and inventory of the 
large number of mules, horses and other prop- 
erty, and in July, 1866, resigned from the 
army and returned to Massachusetts. He lo- 
cated at Charlestown, starting a wholesale es- 
tablishment for the sale of jewelry and fancy 
goods, in Milk street, Boston, where he re- 
mained until the big Boston fire, in which he 
sustained a heavy loss, and after closing up 
his business he took a position as traveling 
salesman for Charles \\'. Baldwin. In June, 
1874, he opened the Albion Ninety-nine Cent 
Store, at Dover, New Hampshire, and subse- 
quently opened branches at Great Falls and 
Rochester, continuing in this industry until the 
latter part of 1876, when he was advised to 
remove to the country on account of impaired 
health, and he then purchased a farm of 
twenty-five acres at Andover, remaining on 
it until 1880. In that year he sold his farm 
and removed to Kansas City, ^lissouri, where 
he represented the jewelry firm of M. D. 
Quimby & Company, of Boston, Massachu- 
setts. Two years later he was appointed 
United States marshal for the Western Dis- 
trict of ]\Iissouri, serving until Cleveland's in- 
auguration, when he resigned. These were 
probably the two most strenuous years in the 
life of Major Pease. 

During this time the James brothers, Frank 
and Jesse, were committing their acts of 
crime, and Major Pease was ordered to ar- 
rest Frank. As they were considered the most 
desperate criminals then at large, the task was 
a most hazardous one, yet his courage did not 
fail, and going to their home, taking with him 
a posse of deputies whom he left outside, he 
entered the house alone ; they were warned by 
members of their family of his arrival there, 
got out of bed, and going over an adjoining 
roof on their hands and feet, they reached the 
ground, and, grunting like hogs, deceived the 

men who were stationed outside, and made 
their escape in the darkness. A short time 
afterward, however, IMajor Pease arrested 
Frank James at Gallatin, Missouri, and with 
the assistance of but one man took him to 
Iluntsville, Alabama, for trial for the robbery 
of Paymaster Smith, of the United States 
army. During this entire trip he did not even 
place handcuff's upon him, but previous to 
starting he informed ]\lr. James that if he 
should make the slightest attempt to escape he 
would shoot him dead instantly. Major Pease 
was largely interested in real estate until the 
depreciation of 1889. Shortly afterward he 
received the appointment of general agent for 
the ^Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company, at Kansas City, Missouri, and until 
1904 represented this and other companies at 
that place, being then requested to return to 
the East, where important matters awaited 
him. He was the leading spirit in the organ- 
ization of the Employers' Association of Mas- 
sachusetts, with headquarters at Boston, and 
still fills the responsible ofhce of secretary to 
that body. This bids fair to become one of 
the most important national organizations, its 
principles being as follows: i. No closed shop. 
2. No restriction as to the use of tools, ma- 
chinery, or materials, except such as are un- 
safe. 3. No limitation of output. 4. No re- 
striction as to the number of apprentices and 
helpers, when of proper age. 5. No boycott. 
6. No sympathetic strike. 7. No sacrifice of 
the independent workman to the Labor Union. 
8. No compulsory use of the union label. The 
capacity for work possessed by Major Pease 
seems practically unlimited. As an instance : 
During the teamsters' strike in Boston he was 
at his desk eighteen hours each day for a 
period of four months, and during this time 
had a steamship which had been a government 
transport fitted out in New York City and 
sent to Boston, where it remained in the har- 
bor for the housing and feeding of the men. 
Ever since the organization of the Grand Army 
of the Republic, Major Pease has been one of 
its most active members and has held offices 
as follows: Captain and charter member of 
Post No. 10, Department of Maine ; officer of 
guard, Post No. 11, Department of Massa- 
chusetts; adjutant and commander. Post No. 
4, Department of Missouri : charter member 
of Post No. 3. Department of Missouri : assist- 
ant adjutant general of Department of Mis- 
souri. In 1881 he organized the Department 
of Missouri and served four years as assistant 
adjutant general under Major (now United 
States Senator) William Warner, of Kansas 



City, and in that time organized no less than 
two hundred and six posts and signed as many 
charters with his official signature ; among 
these was the celebrated Ransom Post of St. 
Louis, which had the honor of General Sher- 
man as commander. The various posts or- 
ganized by Major Pease comprise a member- 
ship of over six thousand, and during the years 
that he was engaged in this work he traveled 
over fifty thousand miles and sent out over 
one hundred thousand letters. He was the 
first man to bear the title of assistant adjutant 
general of the state of Missouri, and posssibly 
no man now living has done a greater amount 
of work in Grand Army of the Republic cir- 
cles. He is now a member of Post No. 113, 
of Boston, and has just been elected and in- 
stalled senior vice-commander of this post. 
Major Pease married, January 29, 1903, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of John and Rachel (McLean) 
Carroll, of Springfield, IMassachusetts. 

This name is an ancient and hon- 
FIELD orable one in England, and can be 
traced far back of the Conquest. 
Probably not a dozen families in England can 
prove so high an antiquity. It was anciently 
written De la Field or De la Feld, but about 
the middle of the fourteenth century the spell- 
ing was changed to Field, or, in some cases, 
Feild. There is a statement in Symonds" 
diary that he saw the arms of the Field fam- 
ily on monuments of knights in Madely church, 
which were of the thirteenth century. They 
were : Sable, three garbs argent. These arms, 
differenced by a chevron, were confirmed to 
John Field at East Ardsley, in the manor of 
Wakefield, 1558. They are now on an old 
house at Crofton, where several of the same 
family resided in the sixteenth and seventeenth 

(I) Roger del Field was born at Sowerby, 
England, about 1240. He was descended from 
Sur Hubertus De la Feld, and the head of 
the family which settled in counties Lancaster 
and Kent, England. Children: i. Richard, 
born about 1276. 2. Thomas, mentioned be- 

(II) Thomas, son of Roger del Field, was 
born at Sowerby, about 1278. He was a 
juror at Sowerby in 1307. He was named in 
the Wakefield rolls in 13 14 and 1322, when 
he was at Halifax Court. Children: i. John, 
mentioned below. 2. Adam. 

(III) John del Feld, son of Thomas, was 
born at Sowerby, in 1300. He was named in 
the Wakefield rolls in 1326-34-36, when he 

had land at Sowerby. lie had one child, 
Thomas, mentioned below. 

(I\') Thomas, son of John del Feld, was 
born at Sowerby, in 1330. He married Anna- 
belle — ■ . He was a prominent man, his 

name occurring frequently in the rolls in posi- 
tions of trust. He had one child, Thomas, 
mentioned below. 

(\') Thomas, son of Thomas del Feld. was 
born at Sowerby, in 1360. He married Isa- 
bel ■ . On IMarch 12, 1429, "Thomas Del 

Felde de Bolton"' made his will, bequeathing to 
his wife Isabel all his land and tenants "in 
villa and tertory de Bynglay" for life, the re- 
mainder to his heirs. He died in 1429. Chil- 
dren : I. Robert. 2. ^^'illiam, mentioned be- 

(\T) William Feld, son of Thomas, was 
born possibly at Bradford, England. He mar- 
ried Katherine — . Letters of adminis- 
tration were granted his widow April 21, 1480. 
He resided in the parish of Bradford, Eng- 
land. Children: i. William, mentioned be- 
low. 2. John. 

(VH) William, son of William Feld, was 
born at Bradford, England, and resided at 
East Ardsley, England. Children: i. Rich- 
ard, married Elizabeth . 2. Thomas. 

3. John, mentioned below. 

(Vni) Rev. John Field, son of William 
Field, was born near Bradford, England, 
about 1519. He was rector of Cripplesgate, 
and the author of "A Godly Exhortation by 
Occasion of the Late Judgment of God Showed 
at Paris Garden 13 Jan. 1583," a violent at- 
tack upon theatrical entertainments. He died 
March 26, 1587-88. Children: i. Theophilus, 

born January 22, 1574; married Alice . 

2. John Jr., mentioned below. 3. Nathaniel, 
born June 13, 1581; died young. 4. Nathan- 
iel, born October 17, 1587; married Anne 

(IX) John Field Jr., son of Rev. John Field, 
was born in Parish St. Giles, London, Eng- 
land, about 1579. He married, in Boston, 
England, August 13, 1609, Ellen Hutchinson, 
and resided there. He died in England. 
Children: i. Darby, mentioned below. (See 
Field Genealogy.) 2. Robert, born about 
1613; married Mary Stanley. 3. Henry, born 
about 161 1. 4. Richard. 

(I) Darby Field, son of John Field, tenth 
in the English line, and first of his family 
in America, was born in Boston, England, 
about 1610. He was called by Winthrop "an 
Irishman," but tradition says he was born in 
England, the brother of Robert, son of John 



Field. He came to Boston, Massachusetts, in 
1636, and for a short time was with his 
brother Robert. In 1638 he removed to Exe- 
ter, Xew Hampshire, and in 1648 to Dover, 
where he died in iti4y. He was the first Eu- 
ropean to ascend the White Mountains, which 
he did witli two Indians in 1642. The as- 
cent occupied eiglitceii days, and lie saw, he 
said, "more marvelous things than ever any 
one has seen since." He was one of the earl- 
iest signers of the Exeler Combination. He 
was living in 1644 at Oyster River ( Durham ), 
New Hampshire, where he was licensed to sell 
wine. Ambrose Gibbons was apiJbinted ad- 
ministrator of his estate August i, 1651, and 
the widow of Darby Field was taxed at Oys- 
ter River in 1650. Children: i. Joseph, taxed 
at Oyster River. 2. Zachariah, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Sarah. 4. Elizabeth, married January 
28. 1663, Stephen Jones, of Dover. 5. Mary, 
bom about 1631 : married July 15, 1656, Cap- 
lain John Woodman. 

(II) Lieutenant Zachariah, son of Darby 
Field, was born at Oyster River, and died 
there before 1716, probably about 1709. He 
resided at Oyster River. He married there 
Hannah, daughter of Robert and Ann (Col- 
cord) Evans. Her mother was daughter of 
Edward and Ann (Wadd) Colcord, of Exeter 
and Hampton, New Hampshire. Hannah 
Field married (second), Richard Hussey. 
Children: i. Daniel, born August 9, 1690. 2. 
Zachary, mentioned below. 3. Stephen, mar- 
ried Mary King. 

(III) Lieutenant Zachary, son of Lieutenant 
Zachariah Field, was born at Oyster River, 
January 30, 1686. He received from his 
father land and dwelling house lying east of 
the road from Bellamy to Oyster River, and 
west of John Drew's land. lie resided there 
and died before 1737. He built Field's gar- 
rison at Oyster River, in 1707, and was a 
lieutenant. He married Sarah . Chil- 
dren : 1. Daniel, born February 17. 1709; 
married Sarah Haynes. 2. Zacliarias. men- 
tioned below. 

(IV) Zacharias, son of Lieutenant Zachary 
Field, was born at Oyster River, August 9, 
1712, and died in 1803. He married, in Fal- 
mouth, November 9, 1738, Mary Wilson, born 
August 7, 1 718. He resided in Falmouth. 
Children: i. Daniel, born April 24, 1739; 
married Lucy Ingersoll. 2. Betty, born May 
27, 1741 ; married October 24, 1762, John 
Crandal. 3. Zachariah, born June 3, 1743. 
4. Dbadiah, born July 16, 1745; mentioned 
below. 5. Joseph, born August 9, 1747. 6. 
Molly, born December 27, 1749. 7. Benja- 

min, born March 5, 1752; died May, 1752. 

8. Benjamin, born May 8, 1754 ; married Han- 
nah Hanson. 9. Lydia, born I'ebruary 15, 
1759. 10. Stephen, born February 15, 1759 

(\') Obadiah, son of Zacharias Field, was 
born at Falmouth, Maine, July 16, 1745, and 
resided there. . He married Rachel Harris. 
Children: i. Amos, married Nancy Hart. 2. 
Rachel, married, and removed to Ohio. 3. 
Simeon, married Susan Marston. 4. Zach- 
ariah, mentioned below. 

( \T ) Zachariah. son of ()i)adiah l'"ield, 
was born at Falmouth, Maine. He resided in 
Cumberland, Maine, and married there Tabi- 
tlia Lunt, who died there aged eighty. He 
died aged seventy-six. Children: i. Josiah. 
2. Benjamin. 3. Zachariah. 4. Joshua. 5. 
Jacob. 6. Obadiah. 7. James. 8. Joseph. 

9. John, mentioned below. 

(VII) John, son of Zachariah Field, was 
born in Cumberland, Maine, in 1801. He re- 
moved to St. Albans, Maine, where he cleared 
a hundred acre farm. He was a Universalist 
in religion, and a Whig in politics. He died 
in St. Albans, November i, 1881, aged eighty 
years. He married, in Cumberland, Eliza 
Baker, who died October 11, 1867, aged sixty- 
seven years. Children: i. Huldah. born 1812. 
2. Zachariah. 3. Josiah, born 1823, died in 
California, in 1897. 4. Hannah B., born 1824; 
died 1893. 5. Harriet E., born 1828. 6. El- 
len, born 1830. 7. John Lunt, mentioned be- 
low. 8. Caroline. 9. Emily. 10. William. 

(VTII) John Lunt, son of John Field, was 
Iprn in China, Maine, June 7, 1826, and died 
May 19, 1906, in St. .Albans, Maine. He was 
educated in the public schools of his native 
town. He worked at farming during his boy- 
hood. In connection with his farming pur- 
suits he worked on the construction of the 
old Aroostook county turnpike. After he re- 
tired from his business, except farming, he en- 
gaged in the fire insurance and patent solicit- 
ing business, in which he continued to the 
time of his death. In politics .Mr. Field was a 
Republican until the time of the Greenback 
movement, then of the Greenback and Demo- 
cratic parties until 1902, when he voted for the 
re-election of President Roosevelt. He was 
selectman, collector of taxes, and town treas- 
urer twenty years in St. Albans. He attended 
the I'niversalist church, and was a member of 
Corinthian Lodge of Free Masons, of Hart- 
land, and past master of the lodge : also mem- 
ber of St. Albans Grange, No. 1 14. Patrons of 
Husbandry. He married Sarah Webber Farn- 
ham, born December 13, 183 1, at Sidney, 

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daughter of Simon and Xancy (Linscott) 
Farnhani. Children : Llewellyn C, born May 
3, 1S52. 2. George Walter, born October 20. 
1856; mentioned below. 3. Elmer E., born 
November 6, 1863. 

(IX) George Walter, son of John Lunt 
Field, was born at St. Alban?, October 20, 
1856, and was educated in the public schools 
of that town, Bloomfield Academy of Skow- 
hegan, where he was a student in 1871 and 
1872, and St. Albans Academy at Hartland, 
where he was graduated in 1879. He studied 
law in the offices of J, O. Bradbury, of Hart- 
land, for three years, and was admitted to 
the Maine bar March 20, 1884. He opened 
an office and began to practice law in the town 
of Harmony, ilaine. paying one dollar per 
month rent. After one year he removed to 
Oakland, where he has since been practicing. 
Judge Field has not only been prominent in his 
chosen profession, but in public life. He is a 
leading Republican of this section ; was town 
treasurer and tax collector of Oakland in 
18S7: was for five years supervisor of schools, 
and town agent ten years. He represented the 
town of Oakland in the state legislature in 
1899, and was chairman of the library com- 
mittee, and member also of the committees on 
salaries and federal relations. He has been 
justice of the local police court for twenty-one 
years, having been appointed for three terms 
of seven years each. He was admitted to 
practice in the United States circuit court at 
Portland, September 27, 1898. He is a mem- 
ber of Amon Lodge No. 95, Independent Or- 
der of Odd Fellows ; attends the Universalist 

He married, October 2, 1886, Hattie A. 
Farnham, born December 24, 1869, at New 
Sharon, daughter of George A. and Mary 
(Yeaton) Farnham. One of her ancestors, a 
great-great-grandfather, Rev. Isaac Case, was 
a centenarian, and celebrated his hundredth 
birthday by preaching a sermon. 

French Canadians, as a rule, 
FORTIER are destined to play an im- 
portant part in the history of 
progress on the North American continent. 
They love, are proud, and are scrupulously 
jealous of their language and religion, and al- 
though they take every means and endeavor to 
learn the official tongue of their adopted coun- 
try, the English, and teach it to their chil- 
dren, they mean to preserve, as the most de- 
sirable accomplishment, the use among them- 
selves of the language of France — that happy 
compound of the Celtic, the Romanic and the 

Teutonic elements, which is so equally adapted 
to the lightest literature and the most pro- 
found diction of science. From this fact, they 
do not so willingly and so easily assimilate 
with other nationalities. This feature gives to 
their colonies a distinct individuality. Their 
settlements in Canada, in the Northwest, and 
everywhere they set foot are fully as prosper- 
ous and far more picturesque than those of 
cosmopolitan peoples, while the truest Amer- 
icanism and love of liberty form an undis- 
puted and distinguished characteristic of those 
who have settled among us in the New Eng- 
land states and in the West. 

(I) The subject of this sketch is a descend- 
ant of Francis Fortier, a native of .Saint Henri, 
Province of Quebec, Canada, who removed to 
Sainte Marie, Beauce, Province of Quebec, 
and there a large family of eighteen children 
were brought up and received the limited edu- 
cation that could be had in those forlorn days 
of French educational facilities in Canada. 
This family included a son, Frederique. 

(II) Frederique. son of Francis Fortier, 
married Esther Wright, and lived at Saint 
Sylvestre, county of Lothiniere, Province of 
Quebec. This union was blessed with a fam- 
ily of thirteen children, eight sons and five 
daughters, the third child being John L. 

(III) John L. (baptized Jean B. Fortier), 
son of Frederique and Esther (Wright) For- 
tier, was born in Saint Sylvestre, county of 
Lothiniere. Province of Quebec, Canada, 
March 27, 1853. During his early boyhood 
he had very limited educational advantages. 
His school attendance was confined to a small 
isolated country school in his native town, ir- 
regularly kept, even these poor educational 
privileges ceased at the time he made his first 
communion at ten years of age. From that 
time to the age of fifteen he was obliged to 
devote most of his time to farm work, having 
but a month or two during the winter season 
to attend the meager country school in which, 
outside of religious teachings, no incentive for 
serious studying could be found. At the age 
of fifteen he was forced to devote his entire 
time to hard manual labor to help his father, 
who had met with financial reverses so serious 
as to call for the united efforts of the sons 
in order to support the large family of thir- 
teen. Bidding adieu to his parents, to his 
acquaintances, and all the endearing scenes so 
attractive to bo3'hood, he left his native home 
during his fifteenth year, on July 22, 1868, 
and found employment at Norton Hills. Ver- 
mont, in the lumber vards and sawmills at 
that place. Young Fortier thence went to 



Island Pond, \'ennont, Grovelon, New Hamp- 
shire, to Bcllicl, .Maine, working as regularly 
and diligeiuly as opportunity permitted up to 
the time be was nineteen years old, when ho 
returned to Norton Mills, Vermont, where he 
met a highly distinguished and educated fel- 
low countryman who, discovering in the future 
doctor no "ordinary talents, advised him earn- 
estly to study, assuring the young man tliai. 
nature had endowed him for a higher field of 
usefulness than manual labor for set wages. 
No sooner had their acciuaintance been made 
than a true and lasting friendship was sealed. 
and so deeply interested was that noble heart 
in young Fortier that during two years the 
tutor devoted his whole evenings to his pupil. 
Although our student had to labor very hard 
from five o'clock in the morning to six o'clock 
in the evening, not one evening during those 
two years did he fail to be at his post. Part- 
ing from his devoted friend who had insi)irecl 
the love of study, he entered in the winter of 
1875, during his twenty-second year, the 
Christian Brothers' College at Sainte Marie, 
Beauce, Province of Quebec. There his earn- 
estness to advance led him to sudy unremit- 
tingly day and night for eight months, steal- 
ing from his now precious time only a few 
hours sleep each night. At the end of this 
term he was obliged to return to the United 
States and to again take up his .labor on the 
rivers and in the sawmills of New Hampshire. 
But having once acquired the irresistible de- 
sire and the right way to study, he rapidly ad- 
vanced without the aid of teachers. In 1877 
he returned to Canada, prepared to enter Sher- 
brooke College, where he remained six months. 
Leaving that institution in the spring of 1878. 
he went to Gorham, New Hampshire, wdiere 
he studied privately a few months with Rev. 
N. Charland, and in the fall of the same year 
he matriculated and entered the Three Rivers 
Seminary, where he spent one year in the study 
of the classics. Then the subject of this sketcli 
returned to Gorham, New Hampshire, and 
resumed for eight months his classical stuilics 
with the learned young priest of that placo. 
Rev. N. Charland." In the fall of 1880 he d 
cided to apply himself directly to the study of 
medicine, and made his preliminaries in this 
new direction in the office of Dr. H. H. Camp- 
bell, of Waterville. ]\laine. From there he 
entered the Elaine J^ledical School at Pjruns- 
wick, in the winter of 1881. attending between 
terms the Portland School for Medical In- 
struction, and on June i, 1883, he received his 
degree of Doctor of Medicine from the medi- 
cal department of Bowdoin College, ranking 

among the leaders of the class. Immediatei\- 
after his graduation Dr. Fortier went to 
Waterville, Maine, to which city his friend and 
patron. Rev. N. Charland, had been trans- 
ferred, and there at once began the practice of 
his profession. Thus, it will be seen,* that tiiis 
energetic young man, with no other resources 
tlan his strong will and persistent ambition, 
and the laudable desire to become a useful 
member of society, devoted the principal 
part of twelve years in the preparation of his 
life's work. He was thirty years of age when 
he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. 
Possessing a cheerful disposition, progressive 
ideas, professional skill, robust health, rare 
tact, and a love for work, with a full sense of 
duty, he soon won his way into public favor, 
gaining the esteem and confidence of the en- 
tire community. 

Dr. Fortier is a member of the Maine Med- 
ical Association, of the Kennebec IMedical As- 
sociation, and also ex-president of the Water- 
ville Clinical Society. He has served as city 
physician of Waterville during nine years with 
great credit to himself and with satisfaction 
to his fellow citizens. In that capacity he 
was especially beloved for his devotion, tender- 
ness and humane feelings toward the poor, the 
sick, the aged and the unfortunate. 

In 1889 Dr. Fortier was appointed by 
Bishop Healy, of Portland, to represent the 
French-Canadian citizens of Maine at the 
Catholic Congress held in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, it being the occasion of the one hun- 
dredth anniversary of the founding of the 
hierarchy of the Catholic church in the United 
States. In 1891 Dr. Fortier was a represen- 
tative of the French-Canadian citizens of 
Maine at a congress held in Springfield. .Mas- 
sachusetts, and was chairman of the commit- 
tee on statistics and aiifairs. For that occa- 
sion Ite had made at great sacrifice of time and 
expense a census of all the citizens of French 
tongue in his state, and reported to that body 
that the results of his labors showed a popu- 
lation in Maine of 87,000 French speaking in- 
habitants, with sixteen convents having one 
hundred and forty-eight nuns, teaching Iioth 
French and English and the Catholic faith to 
8,500 boys and girls. It is sadly too well 
known that in the New England states, that 
part forming what is called the Ecclesiastical 
Province of Boston, the Franco-American citi- 
zens have been and are to-day, in certain 
places, unjustly treated by some of their su- 
perior ecclesiastics who give them as pastors, 
in congregations where they form the immense 
majority, priests alien to their language, cus- 


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tomi and aspirations, thus forcing them to sup- 
port and love as their pastors, priests who do 
not sympathize v. ith them, nor cannot speak 
the French language in an intelligible manner, 
and who, moreover, do not appear disposed to 
learn it. Not only the laity and faithful among 
Franco-American citizens have been thus 
treated, but in many instances good priests 
who have had the courage to attempt redress 
in behalf of the unfortunate but faithful ad- 
herents have become odious to those implac- 
able, ultra-zealous and too often sadly partial 
bishops. So incredible and unintelligible is 
and has been this unprovoked and uncalled-for 
persecution to those devoted and saintly 
priests that the biographer will abstain from 
further comments, leaving to history, posterity 
and to the development of future events to 
relate these facts and pass judgment upon 
them. During 1904, 1905 and 1906 those in- 
ternal troubles, which it was said had existed 
for more than twenty-five years with more or 
less intensity in some parts of the Ecclesiastical 
Province of Boston, came to a climax in the 
diocese of Portland, Maine, under Bishop 
William 11. ( I'Connell, whose methods of 
quick assimilation dififered from the more con- 
sistent policy of 'iaisser faire" of his prede- 
cessors. Fearing with just cause that the 
complete loss of the French language would be 
for an immense majority of our French citi- 
zens the loss of their religion, morals, and 
consequently of their good and useful citizen- 
ship, most of all the Franco-American priests, 
the mass of the people, all of the professional 
men. the known leaders among our Franco- 
American citizens, and foremost among them 
Dr. J. L. Fortier. rose with utmost firmness 
against such encroachment of their religious 
rights, guarded both by the civil constitution 
of state and nation, as well as by the laws, 
customs and practice of the universal Catholic 

On .March 12th and 13th, ii;o6, a convention 
of all the Franco-Americans of Maine was 
held in Levviston. A committee was appointed 
to carry out the desires and resolutions of the 
convention, which were to assist with all their 
possible means and true and effective devo- 
tion our Franco-American clergy in elevating 
the religious and moral standard of the people 
intrusted to their care. This permanent com- 
mittee was invested with the power to ap- 
point sub-committees in all places where a 
certain number of Franco-Americans reside, 
and their combined duties are to preach and 
encourage naturalization and good citizenship, 
to request of ecclesiastical authorities, priests 

of their tongue and race everywhere in par- 
ishes where the Franco-Americans form the 
majority of Catholics, to encourage by every 
just means the building of Catholic convents 
and colleges where both the English and the 
French languages shall be taught upon the 
same footing, so as to preserve among them- 
selves and in their families the most desirable 
of all accomplishments, i. e., speaking correctly 
the beautiful French language. The Franco- 
Americans contended, and contend now, that 
the duality and also the multiplicity of lan- 
guages is an accomplishment and a refinement 
that every American citizen should strive to 
acquire ; for surely the possession of more than 
one language is not an obstacle to one's loy- 
alty, patriotism and love for our institutions. 
This fact has been demonstrated beyond any 
possible doubt, one instance being the break- 
ing out of the Spanish-American war, when 
our Franco-American citizens everywhere in 
New England were among the first to the front 
to offer their services to their adoptive country, 
and they proved to be true, brave, loyal, patri- 
otic soldiers. 

During the winter of 1906, Bishop O'Con- 
nell, through his own eft'orts, was appointed 
co-adjutor of Archbishop Williams, of Bos- 
ton, with right of succession. This left the 
see of Portland vacant and opened the doors 
to new troubles. The Franco-Americans, rep- 
resenting four-fifths of the entire Catholic pop- 
ulation of Maine, were disgusted, tired, and 
irritated by not having their just representa- 
tion in the affairs of the diocese, and by the 
more recent ill treatment received at the hands 
of Bishop O'Connell. Knowing very well also 
that the Metropolitan and his suffragans would 
do their utmost to keep in their power the 
diocese by placing on the vacant episcopal 
throne of Portland an Irish-American bishop 
who, it was understood, would foster and carry 
out their concerted plans of forced assimila- 
tion, regardless of the great danger of losing 
many souls to the faith, to the church and 
to God, it was resolved to no longer remain 
silent, but to make known to the Pope himself, 
Pius X, the exact condition of affairs, to ex- 
pose their griefs, and to solicit of the Holy See 
their just reclamations. At this decisive hour 
for the Franco-American Catholics of Maine, 
all eyes turned to Dr. Fortier as the right man 
to fulfill such an important mission. He was 
consequently chosen by the unanimous voice 
of the "permanent committee." So deeply and 
earnestly interested was this patriot in the re- 
ligious welfare of his fellow countrymen that 
he refused all pecuniary aid from his com- 



patriots, and assumed himself all the expenses 
of that necessarily expensive mission and voy- 
age. Ur. Fortier sailed from New York on 
May 10, 1906, arriving at Rome on the morn- 
ing of May 23, and remaining there fifty- 
five days. During his sojourn in the Eternal 
City, he worked unceasingly for the cause he 
had so fervently embraced. He adjoined there 
to himself a learned Roman doctor, the Rev. 
J. B. Geniesse, D. D., and furnished the 
greater part of the most important documents 
to that devoted and erudite priest, who wrote 
a memoir for the cause, entitled "The Ques- 
tion of Nationalities and of Languages in the 
United States of North America, Considered 
in Its Relations with the Choice of Parish 
Priests and Bishops. Reasons Showing That 
a French-Canadian, Instead of an Irish-Amer- 
ican, Should Be Chosen for the Vacant See of 
Portland. Memoir Addressed to His Holi- 
ness Pius X, to the jMost Eminent Cardinals 
and to Their Advisers." Dr. Fortier, while in 
Rome, had interviews with nearly all the Car- 
dinals of the Propaganda and presented them 
with the Memoir and many important private 
documents. On June 16, 1906, he was re- 
ceived in private audience by the Pope Pius X. 
After this devoted son of distant America had 
made known to His Holiness the object of his 
mission, and had read his address in behalf of 
the 87,000 (now 92,000) Franco-American 
Catholics of the diocese of Portland, the Pope, 
with the most fatherly kindness, granted him 
more than an hour of his overtaxed time, lis- 
tening with his characteristic benignity to 
every word the petitioner had to say in behalf 
of his people and regarding the treatment to 
which the faithful and the priests of French 
language were subjected in some of the dio- 
ceses in the New England states. In taking 
his leave from His Holiness, the Holy Father 
blessed Dr. Fortier, his family, and all the 
I'Vanco-Americans scattered in the United 
States, and promised that henceforth he would 
make a thorough study of the situation and 
would see for better administration of justice 
as soon as time and opportunity would per- 
mit. During his stay at Rome the doctor 
made many lasting and valuable friends, both 
among the laity and the clergy, and he in- 
terested most of them in the cause he is laI)or- 
ing for. 

As a citizen. Dr. J. L. Fortier has always 
taken an active interest in all public and so- 
cial affairs, being thoroughly in sympathy with 
whatever advances the well-being of his fel- 
low citizens and his adoptive city. He took 
an active part in bringing to Waterville the 

Ursuline nuns who for over twenty years have 
been an uplifting power to the French boys 
and girls of that city, and who have affoi 
them educational (jualiticaiiuns in the tongue 
of their fathers not possible in the public 
schools. Dr. Fortier is ardently patriotic for 
the land of his adoption, and aiivises all Can- 
adians entering the United States to become 
naturalizecl citizens. His devotion to charit- 
able and religious works is well known to all 
the Franco-American population in Maine. 
Many a young man and young woman owe 
their start in life to his generosity and his 
innate desire to help those possessing real 
merit and justified ambition. Dr. Fortier is a 
great admirer of the masters of French liter- 
ature, and he is a deep student of poetical and 
historical works, and he possesses a fairly pro- 
ficient pen, both in the French and the Eng- 
lish languages. 

As has been heretofore stated, Dr. Fortier 
has received recognition of his splendid abili- 
ties as physician antl surgeon and his integrity 
as a citizen. In the spring of 1908 he was 
elected alderman of his city, and in 1909 was 
re-elected by a largely increased majority. In 
September, 1908, he was further honored by 
a very decisive election as representative to 
the state legislature, and February 2, 1909, he 
was unanimously elected a trustee of the 
Waterville public library. In politics he is an 
Independent Democrat, always urging his 
party associates to honor inner worth rather 
than to foster allegiance through machine rule. 
In addition to an extensive and exacting med- 
ical practice, attention to large business in- 
terests and an unceasing devotion to church 
work. Dr. Fortier finds time to contribute 
regularly to the columns of Le Messager, a 
newspaper published in Lewiston, Maine, in 
the French language, and he chooses for his 
various articles those themes of most useful- 
ness to his numerous readers. 

In his home life, the subject of this sketch 
is the same generous and kind-hearted gentle- 
man he is anywhere else. Dr. Fortier has been 
twice inarried, his first union being with Miss 
Leonille Martel, on October 21, 1886, resulting 
in a daughter, Leora C. Fortier. His second 
marriage, to Miss Marguerite Dunn, of Lewis- 
ton, Maine, took place January 11, 1904. The 
Fortier family reside in a spacious home at 
No. 86 Silver street, in the most fashionable 
quarter of Waterville, and the doors of the 
fine residence surrounded by beautiful grounds 
are always opened to give cheerful and cor- 
dial welcome to every one, friend or foe. good 
or indifferent. 



The Parsons family is a very 
PARSONS numerous one, and several of 

the name are numbered 
among the early Colonial settlers. The fol- 
lowing branch is probably of Massachusetts 
origin, but owing to the lack of early records 
it has not been possible to trace the ancestry 
prior to the revolutionary period. 

(I) Kendall Parsons lived in New Hamp- 
shire, and was a revolutionary soldier. The 
old musket carried by him in the struggle for 
independence descended to his son John, who 
cherished it to the day of his death. Tradi- 
tion says that Kendall Parsons was an officer 
under Washington, but this is probably incor- 
rect. The name of "Kendal" Parsons ap- 
pears but twice in the New Hampshire Revo- 
lutionary Rolls. In August, 1779, he received 
"£6 travel money to Springfield, Massachu- 
setts." In a document dated February 21, 

1780, at E.xeter, New Hampshire, and directed 
to the selectmen of Jaft'rey, that state, he is 
mentioned as one of three men who enlisted 
for one year under Colonel Enoch Hale, and 
as being entitled to a bounty of sixty pounds. 
Kendall Parsons does not appear on the list 
of revolutionary soldiers from Jaffrey, so it 
is probable that he came from some other 
town. The ^Massachusetts Rolls furnish no 
clue, because the only reference to Kendall 
Parsons refers to the payment of three months' 
service in 1783, and it is stated that the resi- 
dence of the recipient is unknown. The only 
Parsons whose service under Washington can 
be authenticated was Solomon Parsons, of 
Leicester, Massachusetts, who was frightfully 
wounded at the battle of Monmouth, New Jer- 
sey, June 28, 1778. Kendall Parsons married 
Eliza Bryant, and they had six children : Levi, 
Sarah, Polly, Betsey, John, whose sketch fol- 
lows, and Abigail. Levi Parsons was a prom- 
inent clergyman and revivalist in New Hamp- 
shire, but he must have been born in some 
other state, as he is not included in "Carter's 
Native Ministry of New Hampshire." An- 
other Rev. Levi Parsons, who died in Africa, 
where he went as a missionary, was a brother 
of the mother of Vice-President Levi P. Mor- 
ton, and the man from whom the latter took 
his name. 

(II) John, younger son of Kendall and 
Eliza (Bryant) Parsons, was born in June, 

1781, died at Easton, Maine, March 26, 1879. 
He spent the early part of his life at Cam- 
bridge, ?ilassachusetts, but when a young man 
removed to Oxford county, Maine, where he 
married Polly Hanniford, who died at Fort 
Fairfield, Elaine, September 15, 1855, aged 

seventy-four years eight months and fifteen 
days. To John and Polly (Hanniford) Par- 
sons were born ten children : Eliza, Mary, 
Kendall, Sarah, Robert, Alanson, Harriet, 
John, Margaret, Levi, whose sketch follows. 

(HI) Levi, fifth and youngest son of John 
and Polly (Hanniford) Parsons, was born at 
Canton, Maine, December 25, 1823, dieil at 
Easton, i\Iaine, March i, 1890. He was given 
the name of his father's brother, the New 
Hampshire clergyman. When Levi Parsons 
was a small boy, his parents moved to San- 
gerville, Piscataquis county, where the lad 
grew to manhood. He attended the public 
schools at Sangerville and Foxcroft, complet- 
ing his education at Foxcroft Academy. He 
is remembered by some of his schoolmates as 
a young man of fine character and a leader in 
his classes. His education, which was liberal 
for the time and place, afterwards proved of 
great value to his children when they lived in 
a new neighborhood, remote from schools. Be- 
fore his marriage Mr. Parsons lived for a 
time at Fort Fairfield, but he afterwards re- 
turned to Sangerville, where his four eldest 
children were born. The family lived there 
until i860, when they decided to establish a 
permanent home in the Aroostook valley. 
They found a desirable location on a new farm 
in what is now Easton, on the stage route 
from Fort Fairfield to Houlton. Air. Par- 
sons was a first-class mechanic, and he worked 
in his carpenter shop when not engaged on the 
farm, thus giving his boys a trade which they 
used to good eftect in starting in life. Always 
industrious, Air. Parsons worked with his 
hands during the day, and taught his children 
during the long winter evenings. He made 
great sacrifices to keep them at school, count- 
ing the accumulation of property as nothing 
compared with giving therri advantages. He 
was a devoutly religious man, and long before 
the new^ settlement could boast of a school- 
house, services were frequently held at his 
home on the Sabbath day. He was a good 
neighbor, kind husband and devoted father; 
and as a citizen his influence was always ex- 
erted for the upbuilding of the community. 
His health was hardly equal to his ambition, 
and his excessive industry undoubtedly short- 
ened his days, and he died at the compara- 
tively early age of sixty-six years. He was 
a Republican in politics, and a member of the 
Free Baptist church. 

Levi Parsons married, June 7, 1848, Lydia 
Ellis, born at Weld, Maine, March 9, 1828, 
died at Cliftondale, Massachusetts, July 6, 
1894, daughter of Freeman (2) and Eunice 



(Shcdd) Ellis (vcc Ellis. \'ll) and a de- 
scendant of Governor liradford and Dr. Fuller 
(see Fuller) of the Plymouth colony. She 
taught the first school ever held on what is 
calletl the "center road" at Fort Fairfield, and 
after her marriage devoted herself to the edu- 
cation of her children, who have reason to 
rise up and call her blessed. To her tender 
love, wise counsels anil unwearying devotion 
they owe much of their success in life. To 
Levi and Lydia (Ellis) Parsons were born 
seven diildren : i. Levi, born at Sanger- 
ville, Maine, January 14. 1850. has been 
one of the most successful master builders 
and mechanics in New England, and has also 
been engaged in the wholesale and retail lum- 
ber business: is now residing in New York. 
On September 11. 1870, he married ( 
Lottie Parsons, of Easton, Maine, who died 
at Iloulton, November 9, 1870, after a wedded 
life of less than two months. On May 22, 
1874. Mr. Parsons married (second) Laura 
St. Clair, of P.ath, Alaine, now deceased. 2. 
Freeman Kendall, born at Sangerville, Maine, 
May 17, 185 1, (lied at Easton. Maine-, Septem- 
ber 10, 1864. 3. \\'illis Ellis, mentioned below. 
4. John Wilbur, born at Sangerville. Maine, 
December 9. 1834, now lives at Cliftondale, 
Massachusetts: a man of sterling qualities 
and christian character. On June 15, 1892, 
he married 'Annie liurleigh. of Cliftondale, 
and they have three children : \\'illis Bur- 
leigh, bom May 17, 1894: John Wilbur, De- 
cember 25, 1895: Alice (iertrude. March 19, 
1900. 5. Clarence \'anderlyn, born at Sanger- 
ville, Alaine, January 18, 1857, was educated 
for the ministry, comjjleting his education at 
the Theological Seminary at Stanfordville-on- 
the-Hudson. He is a preacher of ability, .still 
engaged in pastoral work in New York state. 
On February 28, 1883, at Lakeville, New 
York, he married Lula E. Xorthroii, a niece of 
the prominent Philadelphia divine and author. 
Their children are : \'erna Agnes, born No- 
vember 17, 1885, now deceased: Leon Leslie, 
March 23, 1892: Elva Luella. January 15, 
1896; Henry Davenport, April 15, 1900, now 
deceased. 6. IJzzie Christina, born at Fort 
Fairfield, Maine. July 7, i86t, married, Jan- 
uary 2, 1879, Frank De Laite, at Easton, 
Maine. He died at Revere, Massachusetts, 
July 21, 1900. Their children are: \\'iUis 
Ellis, born at Easton, November 6, 1880: 
Maud .\ngela, December 9, 1883. 7. Leslie 
Elmer, born at Easton, Maine, June 16, 1866, 
is now in business at Cliftondale, Massachu- 
setts. On July 3, 1894, he married Flora I^. 
C. Crosby, of Cliftondale. They have had two 

children: Elmer Evans, born November 24, 
1896, died January 17, 1907: Phyllis Marjorie, 
born in June, 1907. 

(I\') \\'illis Ellis, third son of Levi and 
Lydia (Ellis) Parsons, was born at Sanger- 
ville, Maine, May 16, 1853. He grew up on a 
farm at Easton, early developing a taste for 
work as well as play. His advancement at 
school was rajiid. and he soon mastered all that 
was taught in the country districts. He sub- 
sequently attended the high school at Fort 
Fairfield, the academy at Houlton, now the 
Ricker Classical Institute, and the City Acad- 
emy at Burlington, \ermont. afterwards tak- 
ing a four years' university course in Eng- 
lish. Inheriting mechanical skill from his 
father, he learned the carpenter's trade at 
which he worked in the intervals of attending 
and teaching .school. He won the reputation 
of being as good a workman as stood on the 
banks of the Kennebec, and at the age of eigh- 
teen he had charge of work in Boston and the 
neighboring towns. But Air. Parsons had am- 
bition in other directions, and while still in 
charge of a crew of mechanics began reading 
Kent and Blackstone. He had already devel- 
oped oratorical powers, and his graduation ad- 
dress at Burlington .\cademy was considered 
remarkable. In September, 1878, Mr. Par- 
sons was admitted to the Piscataquis bar, and 
soon after formed a partnership with Hon. A. 
G. Lebroke, of Foxcroft, with whom he had 
been studying. This firm continued for sev- 
eral years or until Mr. Par.sons was elected 
state attorney for the county of Piscataquis. 
He held this office from 1885 to 1890, in- 
clusive, receiving each re-nomination by accla- 
mation and running ahead of his ticket. He 
showed great ability as a criminal lawyer, and 
conducted the business of the state with a 
firm and steady hand. He was two terms 
member from Piscataquis of the Re[)ublican 
state committee. Air. Parsons has been on 
the stump as a campaign orator in every cam- 
paign since 1880, and was early considered 
one of the eloquent men in Alaine. For 
years he has been one of the leading lawyers 
of the state. Was a member of Alaine house 
of representatives in 1895, '"I'l Maine senate 
in 1897. receiving each nomination bv accla- 
mation and polling the largest vote ever known 
in the county. He is a member of the Con- 
gregational church in Foxcroft. uniting by let- 
ter from the Alethodist denomination in Houl- 
ton. He is a prominent Odd Fellow and 
Mason, and belongs to Saint John's Com- 
mandery. Knights Templar, at Bangor, and 
Kora Temple, Lewiston. He is also governor 



of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in 
Maine. His tem])erance principles are pro- 
nounced, and he has never drunk a glass of 
liquor in his life. On October 23, 1890. Willis 
Ellis Parsons married Agnes Gilman, youngest 
daughter of R. D. and Helen E. Gilman, of 
Foxcroft. who was born May 8, 1867. Mrs. 
Parsons is an attractive and accomplished 
woman, and their home is one of the pleasant- 
est in the state. They have a fine residence on 
Main street, Foxcroft, and a beautiful summer 
villa, ''The Norwood." on the shores of pic- 
turesque Sebac lake. To them has been born 
one child, Willis Gilman Parsons, December 
10, iQoo, a bright lad of remarkable promise 
for tlie future. 

The Fuller name i-- numerously 
FLT-LER represented among the early 

settlers of New England, and it 
has the honorable distinction of appearing 
twice on the "Mayflower'" list. Both Edward 
and Samuel Fuller were passengers on this 
pioneer vessel. 

( I ) Dr. Samuel Fuller, the first surgeon 
and pliysician in Plymouth Colony, came to 
America in the "Mayflower," 1620. He died 
at Plymouth, some time during 1633, for his 
will is dated July 30, and was proven October 
28 that year. In this document he mentions 
his two children, his cousin Samuel Fuller, 
also his dwelling-house in town, and his house 
and lands at Smelt river. Dr. Samuel Fuller 
was a Pilgrim in very truth, for he had been 
associated with Rev. John Robinson at Ley- 
den. Holland, and was a deacon in the original 
church there, becoming a deacon in the Ply- 
mouth church after his removal to this coun- 
try. Dr. Fuller was thrice married, but there 
appear to have been no children by the first 
two wives. Before his migration he married 
Elsie Glascock, in England, but nothing fur- 
ther is known about her. In 1613, while in 
Leyden, Holland, he married Agnes, daugh- 
ter of Alexander Carpenter, who lived but a 
short time: because in 1617 he married his 
third wife, Bridget Lee, of Leyden. Dr. Sam- 
uel and Mrs. Bridget (Lee) Fuller had one 
child born in Holland, who died shortly after 
removal to this country, and two others, Sam- 
uel ('2) and Mercy, born at Plymouth. Dr. 
Fuller's wife for some reason did not come 
with her husband in the "Mayflower," but fol- 
lowed three years later in the ship "Ann," 
which sailed in 1823, bringing their eldest 
child with lier. Mercy, only daughter of Dr. 
Samuel and Bridget (Lee) Fuller, was born 
in this country, and married Ralph James. 

(II) Rev. Samuel (2), son of Dr. Samuel 
(i) and Bridget (Lee) Fuller, was born in 
the Plymouth Colony, ^lassachusetts, in 1624, 
and died at Middleboro, Massachusetts, some 
time before October i, 1695. ^^^ was a dea- 
con in the church at Pl}mouth, and was first 
minister of the church at i\liddleboro. He 
was not ordained there till December 26, 1694, 
shortly before his death : but he had preached 
to that people for about sixteen years previ- 
ously. He was considered a sincere godly man 
and a useful preacher, and his death was 
greatly lamented. Nothing is known about 
his wife except that she is called Elizabeth in 
his will ; and the Plympton town records make 
this statement : "The aged widow, Elizabeth 
Fuller, widow and relict of Rev. Samuel 
Fuller, formerly minister of Middleboro, de- 
ceased, at Plympton, Nov. lithe, 1713." Ac- 
cording to the will. Rev. Samuel (2) Fuller 
had three sons and four daughters at the time 
of his decease. The sons were Samuel (3), 
wdiose sketch follows : John, and Isaac, who 
was under age in 1695. The daughters were 
Mercy, wife of Daniel Cole; Experience, wife 
of James Wood ; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel 
Eaton ; and Hannah Fuller. 

(HI) Samuel (3), eldest son of Rev. Sam- 
uel (2) and Elizabeth ( ) Fuller, was 

bom in 1759, probably at Plymouth, Massa- 
chusetts, and was one of the first settlers of 
Plympton, where he died September 6, 1728, 
in the seventieth )*ar of his age. About 1686 
he married Mercy, daughter of Benjamin 
Eaton ; children : Nathaniel, born November 
14, 1687; Samuel, August 30. i68g; William, 
February 14, 1691. died August 26, 1692; 
Seth, August 30, 1692; Benjamin, March 7, 
1694; Ebenezer. March 24, 1695; Elizabeth, 
March 30, 1697: John, wdiose sketch follows; 
Jabez, June, 1701 ; Mercy, October 3, 1702; 
James, February 27. 1704. 

(I\') Deacon John, seventh son of Samuel 
(3) and iMercy (Eaton) Fuller, was born De- 
cember 19, 1698, probably at Plympton, Mas- 
sachusetts, where his father lived, and wdiere 
the son spent his life ; but the date of his 
death is unknown. On February 7, 1722-23, 
he married Deborah Ring, according to the 
Plympton town records: children: Eleazer, 
born 1723: Issachar. whose sketch follows; 
John. 1727: Deborah. 1729. married Kim- 
ball Prince; Susanna. 1733. married Jacob 
Dingley; Noah, 1734; Ezra, 1736: Consider, 
1738: Eliazar, 1740: Hannah, 1743. 

( \' ) Issachar, second son of Deacon John 
and Deborah (Ring) Fuller, was born in 1725, 
and lived either at Carver or Kingston, Massa- 



chusetts. He died in 1822. aged ninety-seven 
years tlirec months twelve days. In 1748 he 
married Ehzabeth Doty ; children : Lydia, 
born 1749; Isaac, whose sketch follows; John, 
1753; Deborah, 1756; Noah, 1758; Sylvia, 
1760; Issachar, 1762; Elizabeth, 1764. 

(VI) Isaac, eldest son of Issachar and Eliz- 
abeth (Doty) Fuller, was born January 14, 
1751; but the date of his death is unknown. 
He was a revolutionary soldier, and took part 
in the battle of Bunker Hill. He enlisted 
April 30, 1775, and served nine months in 
Captain John Bridgham's company. Colonel 
Theophilus Cotton's regiment. General John 
Thomas's brigade, in the Massachusetts line. 
Without leaving the service he re-enlisted for 
one year as sergeant in Captain Samuel 
Bradford's company. Colonel John Bailey's 
regiment. General William Heath's brigade. 
His son, Isaac (2) Fuller, served in the war 
of 1812. In 1775 Isaac (i) Fuller married 
Lydia, daughter of Kimball Prince, of Kings- 
ton ; children : Sarah, born November 7, 
1778; Isaac, January 14, 1781; Lydia, men- 
tioned below: and Samuel, December i, 1784. 

(VH) Lydia. second daughter of Isaac (i) 
and Lydia (Prince) Fuller, was born January 
9, 1783, probably at Carver, Massachusetts, 
and in 1800 married Freeman (2) ElHs of 
Hartford, Maine. Her descent was through 
John Ellis (i), Samuel (2). Joel (3), as 
given on other pages, and as below : 

(IV) Joel (2), eldest chil^] of Joel (i) and 
Elizabeth (Churchill) Ellis, was born in 1710, 
and died in 1783. He lived at Plympton, 

Massachusetts, and married Phebe , 

born 1 71 3, died in the eightieth year of her 
age. Five children are recorded : Joel, born 
December 22, 1738; Benjamin, February 11, 
1741 ; Freeman, whose sketch follows ; Bar- 
zillai, June, 1732; Betty, July 18, 1754. 

(V) Freeman, third son of Joel (2) and 
Phebe Ellis, was born July 18, 1745, probably 
at Plympton, Massachusetts, and died at Hart- 
ford, Maine, March 15, 1802, in his fifty-sev- 
enth year. In 1766 he married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Gideon Bradford, Esquire, of Plymp- 
ton, and a direct descendant of Governor 
Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. She was 
born May 19, 1748, at Plympton, and died at 
Carthage, Nlaine, September 2, 1837, '" her 
ninetieth year. She came of notable colonial 
ancestry. Her father, Gideon Bradford, was 
not only the great-great-grandson of the fa- 
mous governor, the line coming from Gov- 
ernor William, through Major William, Major 
John and Lieutenant Samuel to Gideon, but 

her mother was Jane Paddock, daughter of 
Ichabod and Joanna (Faunce) Paddock of 
Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Mrs. Joanna 
( Faunce ) Paddock was the daughter of Elder 
Thomas Faunce, the last ruling Elder of the 
church at Plymouth. (See Bradford, VH.) 
To Freeman and Sarah ( Bradford ) Ellis were 
born si.x children: Joanna, July 9, 1767; 
Alercy, June 29, 1769, married ,\rvida Hay- 
ford, of Belfast, Maine; Benjamin, June 23, 
1771 ; Jane, June 14, 1773, married a Reed ; 
Sarah, June 25, 1775, married a Sampson; 
and Freeman (2), whose sketch follows. 

(VI) Freeman (2), son of Freeman (i) 
and Sarah (Bradford) Ellis, was born at 
Plympton, Massachusetts, October 29, 1779, 
and died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, January 13, 
1866, in his eighty-seventh year. He married, 
in 1800. at Hebron, Maine. Lydia. daughter of 
Isaac and Lydia (Prince) Fuller, of Carver, 
Massachusetts, and a direct descendant of Dr. 
Samuel Fuller, the first physician in the Ply- 
mouth Colony. (See Fuller \T.) Lydia 
(Fuller) Ellis was born January 9, 1783, and 
died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, January 13, 
1866, in her seventy-fourth year. Thirteen 
children were born to Freeman (2) and Lvdia 
(Fuller) Ellis: Phebe, February 6, 1801; 
Freeman ( 3 ) , whose sketch follows ; Lydia, 
June I. 1804: Isaac Fuller. October 5, 1806; 
Benjamin, August 3, 1808; Gideon Bradford, 
July 22. 181 1 ; Mercy Hayford, February 14, 
1813: Alyndia Fuller, July 21, 1815; Freder- 
ick, April 12, 1817; Sarah. June 24, 1819; 
Joanna. September 17, 1821 ; Caleb Holt, April 
26. 1824; Christina Hayford, April 30. 1826. 

(VII) Freeman (3), eldest son of Free- 
man (2) and Lydia (Fuller) Ellis, was born 
at Hartford, Maine, July 24, 1802, and-died at 
Fort Fairfield, Maine, May 16. 1872, in his 
seventieth year. In January, 1825, he married 
Eunice Shedd. born at Readfield, Maine. Au- 
gust 3. 1804, died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, 
November 28. 1865. in her si.xty-second year. 
Children : Caleb Holt, born November 18, 
1823: Lydia. March 9, 1828: Eunice, January 
2, 1830; John Freeman, December 12, 1831 ; 
Betsy, April 18, 1834: Charles Vanderline, 
November 2. 1835; Hiram Holt. October 28, 
1840; Eunice Christina, August 10, 1846. 
Lydia Ellis, the eldest daughter, was born at 
Weld, Maine. March 9. 1828. and June 7, 
1848. married Levi Parsons, at Fort Fairfield, 
Maine. (See Parsons HI.) .She was the 
mother of seven children, and died at Clifton- 
dale. Massachusetts, July 6, 1894, aged sixty- 
six years three months twenty-seven days. 



To one who looks down 
STURTEVANT the long vista of the 

ages as it is veiled by 
the light of history, there appears from gen- 
eration to generation a recurrence of the fam- 
ily characteristics that were strong in the fam- 
ily lines hundreds of years before. In the race 
of sturdy Sturtevants the same quiet energy, 
persistent perseverance, honest industry, self- 
reliance, regard for truth, belief in the ulti- 
mate triumph of right, and tendency to inde- 
pendent thinking, have prevailed in every gen- 

(I) Samuel Sturtevant. who was settled in 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, as early as Novem- 
ber, 1640, was no doubt a resident of Roches- 
ter, England, before becoming a member of 
Plymouth colony. He lived on what is called 
the "Cotton Farm," in Plymouth, where he 
died in October, 1669, at which time he is said 
to have been forty-five years old. The bap- 
tismal name of his wife was Ann. Children : 
I. Ann, married John Waterman. 2. John, 
died young. 3. Alary, married Ephraim Lit- 
tle. 4. Samuel, see forward. 5. Hannah. 6. 
John. 7. Lydia. 8. James. 9. Joseph. 

(II) Samuel (2), fourth child of Samuel 
( I ) and Ann Sturtevant, was born April 9, 
1645. He lived in that part of Plymouth 
which was incorporated in the town of Plymp- 
ton, and afterward became part of the town 
of Halifax. He held several offices or places 
of trust in Plymouth, and was one of the first 
selectmen of Plympton, and deacon of its 
church. His first wife's given name was 
Mercy. She died July 3, 1714, in the sixtieth 
year of her age. Of this marriage there were 
nine children. He married (second) Mrs. 
Elizabeth Harrell. His death occurred April 
21, 1736. 

(III) Moses, third son of Samuel (2) and 
Mercy Sturtevant, was born in 1695. He mar- 
ried, in 1720, Elizabeth Howell; children: 
Abigail, born 1721 ; Joseph, 1724; Moses, 
1725; Mercy, 1728; Consider; Aaron. 

(IV) Joseph, eldest son of Moses and Eliz- 
abeth (Howell) Sturtevant, was born in 1724. 
He resided in Wareham, Massachusetts, and 
during the revolution served as a private in 
Captain John Gibbs' company. He married 
Mary Gibbs ; children ; Heman, Lot, Joseph, 
Abisha, Jonathan and David. 

(V) Lot, second son of Joseph and Mary 
(Gibbs) Sturtevant, was born July 25, 1759, 
in Wareham, Massachusetts, died June 4, 1848, 
aged eighty-eight years, at the home of his 
son, Reward Sturtevant, and was buried at 
Fairfield Centre. He enlisted in the revolu- 

tiiinary army at the age of eighteen, from 
Wareham, for three years" service in Captain 
Joshua Eddy's company, General Bradford's 
regiment, Massachusetts line, and was hon- 
orably discharged at West Point, April 19, 
1780. He settled in Oakland, Kennebec 
county, Maine ; this town was in the district 
first known as Taconet, afterwards as Kings- 
ford, and came within the limits of the town 
of Winslow. and when Waterville was cut off 
from Winslow it became West Waterville and 
finally Oakland. When Lot Sturtevant set- 
tled there it was a wilderness, with no roads, 
and it was his custom to carry corn on his 
back in a bag to Waterville, whence he pro- 
ceeded by canoe to Gardiner to have it ground. 
His long service as a soldier had inured him 
to hardships, and he was cheerful in enduring 
the privations of a pioneer region while cut- 
ting out for himself and his posterity a farm 
and home. He married Elizabeth Bessie, 
born October 3, 1764, died January 13, 1833. 

(VI) Reward, son of Lot and Elizabeth 
(Bessie) Sturtevant, was born in Oakland, 
then West Waterville, on his father's estate at 
the gateway of Messalonskee Lake, and 
passed his life as a farmer in that town, where 
he died in 1845. tie married Ann, daughter 
of John Hesketh, who came from England 
and settled in Hallowell, Maine ; he was prob- 
ably a cotton spinner and was attracted 
thither by the mills at that point. Children of 
Reward and Ann Sturtevant : Martha J., 
Margaret, John H., Robert, Reward A., Jo- 
seph E., Henry W., Frances M., Mary Eliza- 
beth, Ellen, Charles B. 

i^VII) Joseph E., son of Reward and Ann 
(Hesketh) Sturtevant, was born November 
16, 1830, at a place known as Ten Lots, in the 
town of Oakland. He was a mechanic and 
farmer, a Baptist in religious faith, a Repub- 
lican in politics, and an exemplary and re- 
spected citizen. He married, in 1858, Jose- 
phine Ham, who died in 1867. Two children; 
Elmer W., born November 4, 1861, and Etta 
Belle, born July 24, 1865. He married (sec- 
ond) March 29, 1868, Ellen E. Hayden, born 
in Winslow, Maine. November 9, 1840, daugh- 
ter of James and Charlotte (Parker) Hayden. 
Two children ; James Edwin, born April 16, 
1873, 3nd Charles Alton, see forward. Jo- 
seph E. Sturtevant died January 12, 1902, and 
was buried in Oakland, Maine. 

(VIII) Dr. Charles Alton, second son of 
Joseph E. and Ellen E. (Hayden) Sturtevant, 
was born March 27, 1875, in Oakland, Maine. 
He acquired his education in the public 
schools of his native town, was a student of 



Cobiini Clab^ical Institute, and spent one year 
at Colby University. He' pursued the study of 
medicine in the medical department of Boston 
University, from which he was graduated in 
1899. For a little less titan a year he prac- 
ticed his profession in Somerville, Massachu- 
setts, and was subsequently a surgeon in the 
United States army for three and a halt years, 
being stationed a part of the time in the Phil- 
ippine Islands. He is now engaged in pro- 
fessional work at Manchester, .New Hamp- 
shire. He is identified with the leading clu..> 
of that citv. including the Intervale Country 
and the Uerryfield clubs. He is a member of 
the New Hampshire Homoeopathic Medical 
Society and the American Institute of Homoe- 
opathy. He is a Republican in politics. He 
married, January 12, 1904, in Hamburg, New 
York, hattie (Spencer) Rchm, of bultalo. 
New York, who was born September 29, 
1872, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Two 
children : Edwin I^ehm, born October 18, 
1904, and Harriet, .May 2, 1906. 

The name of Nudd is most un- 
XUDD usual in this country, and the only 
extended line seems to belong to 
Hampton, New Hampshire, where eight gen- 
erations of the family have lived. The first 
American ancestor was Thomas Nudd, son of 
Roger of England, who came to this country 
in 1637, and settled at Hampton in 1643-44. 
There is nothing to show that the following 
line is descended from Thomas Nudd, of 
Hampton ; but such is probably the case unless 
the members are derived from a more recent 
immigrant. This branch appeared in North- 
field, New Flampshire, in 1799, and the his- 
tory of that town says that they were of 
Scotch descent. 

(I) Joseph Warren Nudd was born in 
1769, and lived in the southerly part of North- 
field, New Hampshire, close by the Canter- 
bury line. He died in 1822 at the age of fifty- 
three years. On December 3, iSti, Joseph 
Warren Nudd married Judith Arlin, and they 
had six children of whom we have records of 
but four: i. Erastus Nudd, probably the 
eldest child, owned charcoal kilns on the south- 
erly side of Bean Hill in Northfield, and ex- 
ported the product to Concord. He married 
Catherine Reardon, and died at Lancaster, 
New Hampshire, May 29, 1897. 2. Almira 
Nudd married Luther Rogers, and lived in 
Loudon, New Hampshire. 3. Narcissa Nudd, 
born October 2, 1817, was married on October 
16. 1S32. to John Dalton, of Sanbornton, New 
Hampshire. 4. Levi Chase Nudd, see suc- 

ceeding paragraph. After the death of Joseph 
W. Nudd his widow married Hiram Kimball 
for her second husband, and there were three 
more children: i. Laura, married Andrew 
Grover, of Canterbury. 2. Charles, who was 
killed by a railroad accident on his way home 
from the civil war. 3. John Kimball, born in 
1833, who lived at New Ham])ton, New 

(11) Levi Chase, son of Joseph Warren and 
Judith (Arlin) Nudd. was born at Northfield, 
New Hampshire, in 1818, and died at L^aconia, 
that state, in 1900. At about the age of nine 
years he was adopted by Joseph Clisby, of 
Holdcrness. with whom he lived till he was 
nineteen. He early learned the blacksmith's 
trade, and later that of a brick mason. He 
became a contractor, building railroads and 
various public buililings. He erected the 
Pemigewasset House at Plymouth. New 
Hampshire, one of the famous White Moun- 
tain hotels ; and he was also employed at the 
navy yard in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 
About 1844 Levi Chase Nudd married Mary 
Mooney Baker, daughter of Knowlton K. 
and Betsy Baker, of Ashland, formerly a part 
of Holdcrness, New Hampshire. Two children 
were born to Levi Chase and ^lary M. 
(Baker) Nudd: Helen 'M., born in Framing- 
ham, Alassachusctts, in 1845, married Joseph 
Jameson, of Taemia, New Hampshire. She 
is now deceased ; and Charles H., whose 
sketch follows. Mrs. :\Iary (Baker) Nudd 
died in Ouincy about 1873. 

(IH) Charles H., only son of Levi Chase 
and Mary ]\Iooney (Baker) Nudd, was born 
at Ashland, New Hampshire, March 28, 1854. 
His education was acquired in the common 
schools of Ashland, Tilton Seminary and 
Guilford Academy at Laconia, New Hamp- 
shire. His parents moved to Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, and Charles H. engaged with E. F. 
Messenger & Company, dealers in dry goods 
and notions, as entry clerk. After a short 
period he represented the firm as traveling 
salesman throughout New England, remaining 
with them until 1873, but continued for vari- 
ous concerns as salesman for thirty odd years. 
About 1898 he enj^aged in the insurance busi- 
ness. Since 1900 he has been state manager 
of the L^nited States Health & Accident Com- 
pany. Fraternall)^ he is a member of I^idgley 
Lodge, L O. O. F.. of Manchester, New 
Hampshire, and Lewiston Lxidge, No. 371, 
B. P. O. E., and a member of the Amoskeag 
V'eterans of Alanchestcr. New Hampshire. 
Mr. Nudd married (first) in 1876. Georgetta 
S. Smith, of East Boston ; she died in Man- 



Chester, New Hampshire, in 1887, leaving one 
chilli, Chandler B. Nudd, now of Lowell. Mas- 
sachusetts, who married i\Iae Luke, of St. 
Albans, Vermont, and has one child, Helen 
M. Xudd. ^Married (second), June 6, i88g, 
Nellie A., daughter of William H. and Ann 
A. (Wentworth) Dale, of South Paris, Maine, 
and granddaughter of Dr. Isaiah F. and Ruth 
E. ( Page ) Wentworth. 

The Wentworth ancestry begins with Regi- 
nald Wentworth I (q. v.), and continues: 

(XXH) Benjamin, youngest of the ten 
children of Elder William Wentworth, of 
Dover, New Hampshire, was born about 1675, 
and was probably the son of a second wife, 
whose name has not been preserved. There is 
a tradition that she was very young at the 
time of her marriage, which took place when 
the Elder was somewhat advanced in years. 
Benjamin Wentworth died in the summer of 
1728, according to the following item taken 
from the Kcii' England Journal of August 5 : 
"We are informed that some days ago, 'Mr. 
Benjamin Wentworth, riding over a bridge 
(otherwise called the boom) in the river in 
Cocheco, N. H., fell into the said river, where 
both he and his horse were drowned." Ben- 
jamin Wentworth inherited his homestead 
from his father, it being part of the Elder's 
large tract. There is a deed recorded at 
Exeter, May 9, 1693, where the Elder was 
then preaching, which states that he "Do giue 
and grant unto my son Benja Wentwortli of 
Cochecho all that Corn that he hath sown and 
planted this year in my home lott and the 
black cow that he hath made choyce of and the 
Land yt my son Sylvanus Wentworth lieued 
uppon.'' This homestead was about two miles 
northeast of Cochecho Falls, Dover, and east 
of Garrison Hill. It remained in the posses- 
sion of the family as late as 1878. Benjamin 
Wentworth was constable of Dover in 171 1- 
13, and surveyor of highways in 1703-17. 
About 1697 Benjamin Wentworth married 
Sarah Allen, whom tradition says came from 
Salisbury, Massachusetts. She was born in 
1679, came to Dover in 1697, probably at the 
time of her marriage, and died at the home of 
her grandson, Bartholomew, July 12, 1770, at 
the age of ninety-one years. Benjamin and 
Sarah (Allen) W'entworth had twelve chil- 
dren : William, born August 14, i6g8 ; Sarah, 
.^pril 16, 1700, married Deacon Daniel Plum- 
mer, of Dover; Tamsen, January 4, 1701, 
married Aaron Riggs, of Gloucester, Massa- 
chusetts; Benjamin, December 5, 1703; Eben- 
ezer, whose sketch follows ; Susannah, Decem- 
ber g, 1707, married Stephen Hartford, of 

Rochester, New Hampshire ; Joseph, Decem- 
ber 22, 1709; Elizabeth, June 8, 1712, married 
John Yfiatom of Newcastle, New Hampshire; 
Dorothy, July 26, 1714, married her cousin, 
Ezekiel Wentworth; Martha, July 15, 1716, 

married Hayes; Abra, February 14, 

1718, married William Chadwick, of Somers- 
wortii. New Hampshire; Mark, May 30, 1720. 

(XXIII) Ebenezer, third son of Benjamin 
and Sarah (Allen) Wentworth, was born at 
Dover, Xew Hampshire, September 9, 1705, 
and died some time after 1773. He was a 
cordwainer, and lived at Great Falls, now 
Somersworth, Xew Hampshire. He was 
twice married, but the nine children were all 
by the first wife. About 1728 Ebenezer Went- 
worth married Sarah, daughter of John and 
Deborah (Church) Roberts, who was born 
February 18, 1708-09, and died February 10, 
1770. Their children were : Sarah, born Feb- 
ruary 6, 1729, married Samuel Twombly ; 
Benjamin, July 30, 1731 ; Ebenezer, August 
14, 1735; Deborah, April, 1738, married Jona- 
than Twombly; Stephen, April i, 1743; Mary, 
about 1744, married (first) Ebenezer Cole, of 
Somersworth. (second) Benjamin Preble, of 
Ossipee, ( third ) Anthony Emery, of Bartlett, 
all in New Hampshire; Aaron, July 13, 1745; 
Nicholas, whose sketch follows : Elihu, No- 
vember 7, 1 75 1. Some time previous to 1773, 
Ebenezer Wentworth married ]Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Monroe) Young, who died about 1790. Her 
first husband lived and died at Rochester, 
New Hampshire. 

(XXI\ ) Nicholas, fifth son of Ebenezer 
and Sarah (Roberts) Wentworth, was born 
September 7, 1748, probably at Great Falls, 
New Hampshire, and died at Effingham, New- 
Hampshire, January 30, 1S40. He was a resi- 
dent of Berwick, Maine, at the time of his 
marriage, had removed to Rochester. New 
Plampshire, in 1774, and afterwards lived at 
]\Iilton, Conway and Effingham, all in the 
Granite State. On September 9, 1771, Nich- 
olas Wentworth married Patience, daughter 
of Ezekiel and Martha (Lord) Wentworth, 
of South Berwick, Elaine. She died at Con- 
way, New Hampshire, October 24, 1827, in 
her seventy-ninth year. The twelve children 
of Nicholas and Patience (Wentworth) Went- 
worth were : Stephen, born February 12, 
1772; Ezekiel, [May 2, 1774; Edmund, Feb- 
ruary 5, 1775; Phineas, IMarch 5, 1777; Paul, 
whose sketch follows ; Enoch, October 22, 
1780; Levi, about 1783; Daniel, January 12, 
1785; Martha, died in childhood; Mary, died 
in childhood ; John, died in infancy : Sarah, 
August 5, 1793, married (first) Deacon John 



Wentwortli. oecoml ) Rev. Enos G. Page, 
both of Eftingham. New Hampshire. 

(XX\') Paul, fifth son of Nicholas and Pa- 
tience (Wentwortli) W'entworth, was born 
October 2^. 1778. probably at Milton or Con- 
way, New Hampshire. He lived in Conway 
and died there July 18, 1849. ^n October, 
1805, he married Eunice, daughter of Josiah 
Forrest, of Eaton. New Hampshire, who was 
born at Bridgewater. Massachusetts, April 17, 
1787, and died at Conway, New Hampshire, 
May I), 1867. They had eleven children : 
Richard Odell. born January 14, 1807: Sarah 
Thompson. March 28, 1808, married Josiah 
Merrill: Harriet Newell, May 14, i8og, mar- 
ried Warren Gannett, of Tamworth. New 
Hampshire : Isaiah Forrest, whose sketch fol- 
lows : Thomas. November 9, 1812: Rosetta, 
March 9, 1814 : Lucy, January 9, 1816, mar- 
ried (first) David Harvey, (second) Warren 
Gannett: Ephraim Foster, December 9, 1818; 
Eunice, December 2, 1820, married Josiah 
Merrill, of Lovell, Maine; Paul, September 
12, 1823: and Nancy Merrill, December i, 

(XXVT) Dr. Isaiah Forrest, second son of 
Paul "and Eunice (Forrest) Wentworth, was 
born February 11, 181 1, at Conway. New 
Hampshire, and died 1877. lie was a physi- 
cian at Milan, near the line of Dummer, New 
Hampshire. On November 28. 1837, he mar- 
ried Ruth Elizabeth Page, of Conway, New 
Hampshire, who was born July 24, 1818. They 
had eight children : Ann Augusta, mentioned 
below: Thomas, born February 26, 1845, 
served in the civil war from 1863 to 1865, 
married Eldora Perkins; Frances Helen, May 
8, 1846: Elizabeth. September 27, 1848, mar- 
ried Solon Robinson : Isaiah, November 6, 
1850: Addie, March 6, 1855; Rosetta, March 
26, 1857: Frank, July 30, i860. 

(XXVH) Ann Augusta, oldest child of Dr. 
Isaiah Forrest and Ruth E. (Page) Went- 
worth, was born at Conway, New Hampshire, 
January 6, 1841. In 1861 she was married at 
Berlin. New Hampshire, to William H. Dale, 
born June 20, 1837; they lived at Minot, 
Maine. Their daughter, Nellie A. Dale, mar- 
ried Charles H. Nudd, of .Auburn, Maine. 
(See Nudd, III.) 

Professor Horace Melvvn 
ESTABROOKE Estabrooke. one of the 
leading educators of the 
State of Maine, is of the second generation of 
his family in the United States, his father, 
Leverett E. Estabrooke, being the first to cross 
the border from New Brunswick, that prov- 

ince which has given to Maine and other 
states so much of their best blood. The fam- 
ily name has various spellings, but all evolved 
from East Brook, meaning ''the man who 
lived on the east side of the brook." 

( I ) Thomas Turney Estabrooke was born 
in Blackville, New Brunswick, in 1792, and 
died in 1823. He married lane Monroe, who 
was of Scotch descent. Their children were 
Eliza. Louisa, Leverett E., and Francis. After 
the death of Mr. Estabrooke his widow mar- 
ried for her second husband, Francis Pette- 
grew Hunter, by whom she had several chil- 
dren, the only one of whom living in 1908 w'as 
George Hunter, of Houlton, Maine. 

(II) Leverett E.. eldest son of Thomas 
Turney and Jane (Monroe) Estabrooke, was 
bom October 27, 1823. in Blackville, New 
Brunswick, where he received his early edu- 
cational training. In 1831, when he was eight 
years old, his mother, with her children by 
both marriages, removed to Ilodgdon, Maine, 
where young Leverett attended the public 
schools and acquired the usual education there 
afiforded. As a young man he followed lum- 
bering in the woods and on the river, taking 
contracts for log deliveries to the Bangor 
mills. He was a man of excellent business 
qualifications, and performed much public ser- 
vice. He was the first selectman of the new 
town of Linneus, Maine, and served as a mem- 
ber of the board for a number of years; he 
also served for many years as town clerk and 
justice of the peace — in fact, most of the offi- 
cial business of the town was transacted by 
him or under his supervision. Late in life he 
removed to Smyrna, where he served as se- 
lectman and member of the school committee. 
He was provost marshal during a portion of 
the civil war, having charge of drafted men 
and substitutes from the time of their enroll- 
ment until their muster into the service of the 
United States. He discharged every duty 
with ability and fidelity. I lis religious affilia- 
tion was with the Baptist denomination, and 
he was a very active member of the 
Free Baptist church. In politics he was 
a staunch Republican. He was a lead- 
ing mernber of the Sons of Temperance and 
the Good Templars, and was earnest in aiding ' 
the weak and misled in the way of a Christian 
and temperate life. 

Mr. Estabrooke married, September 26, 1847, 
Lucinda Homestead Young, born November 
28, 1826. She was a member of the Free 
Baptist church. Children: i. Horace Mel- 
vyn ; see forward. 2. Alice Julia, born De- 
cember 15, 1850: married Henry O. Nicker- 



son, of Houlton, Maine. 3. Arthur E., born 
October 20, 1853. 4. Charles R., born March 
14, 1858. 5. Evelyn Norah, born June 20, 
i860. 6. Walter F. P., born August 20, 1862. 
7. L\-dia Jane, born October 14, 1865. Mr. 
Estabrooke died in Smyrna, Maine, Septem- 
ber 12, 1898: his wife survived him, and died 
in Ilodgdon, Maine, August 12, 1902. 

(Ill) Horace Melvyn, eldest child of Lev- 
erett E. and Lucinda H. (Young) Esta- 
brooke, was born in Linneus, Maine, January 
20, 1849. ^is education began in the com- 
mon schools, and he took a four years' col- 
lege preparatory course in Houlton Academy. 
In 1872 he matriculated at the University of 
Alaine, from which he was graduated in 1876 
with the degree of B. S. He subsequently 
spent two years in study under the direction 
of the Illinois \\'esleyan University, and in 
1891-92 attended the Emerson School of Ora- 
tory in Boston. He taught district schools 
while attending college, and after graduation 
taught in ]Maysville, Oakland, the Clinton 
high school, the Dennysville high school, the 
Pembroke high school, and was first assistant 
in the Gorham normal school. Since 1891 he 
has been connected with the University of 
Maine as professor and head of the English 
department, and teacher of literature. His 
training and natural love for English litera- 
ture made him a high authority in pedagogv 
as applied to the teaching of that branch of 
the higher education, and as a master in the 
lines of English poetry, especially in the works 
of Poe and Tennyson. He was widely known 
as a popular and successful platform lecturer 
on "Poets and Poetry," "English Fiction," 
and kindred subjects exemplifying English 
literature. His ability as an elocutionist added 
largely to his success as a lecturer, as well as 
a speaker on patriotic occasions, notably as a 
Decoration Day orator. While a devoted 
member of the Republican party he steadfastly 
declined all requests to serve as a political 
speaker, or to accept any political office. He 
contributed numerous articles on professional 
topics to educational and literary magazines 
and other periodicals, and was the author of 
several poems and prose pieces of fiction. He 
had unusual talent as a musician and com- 
poser of music, and his songs and sacred com- 
positions were widely published. He was the 
autlior and composer of the "University 
Hymn." which stands as a memorial to him in 
the hearts of the students and alumni of his 
alma mater. In his professional line he served 
as secretary and treasurer of the Maine Peda- 
gogical Society from 1886 to 1891 ; as vice- 

president, 1893-94, and as president 1894-95 ; 
and he was for several years general chair- 
man of its committee on instruction. He was 
also a member of the American College and 
Educational Society, of the American Acad- 
emy of Political and Social Science, and of 
the Twentieth Century Club of Bangor. His 
service to his alma mater, outside of his pro- 
fessional connection, was as a member of the 
Alumni Association, of which body he was 
president, 1891-95. In 1883 the University of 
Maine conferred upon him the degree of 
M. S., and in 1891 Bowdoin College gave him 
the honorary degree of A. M. In religion he 
was a Congregationalist. 

Professor Estabrooke married, July 24, 
1880. Kate A., daughter of James T. and 
Melinda R. Clark, of Tremont, Maine. Chil- 
dren : I. Elizabeth Read, born December 25, 
1886, in Gorham, Maine ; educated in schools 
of Orono, from which she graduated, subse- 
quently attending the high school at Bangor 
and the University of Maine, from which she 
graduated with the class of 1908, and is now 
teacher of English in the Orono high school. 
2. Carl Bertrand, born December 13. 1888, in 
Gorham; graduate of Orono high school; 
matriculated at University of ^^laine in 1906, 
and in 1908 left college for one year to teach 
in a government' school in Porto Rico ; is now 
in junior year in University of Maine. 3. 
Marion Corthell, born 1890, in Gorham; grad- 
uate of Orono high school ; now in freshman 
class in University of Maine. The children 
are all fitted or fitting for the profession of 
teaching, so successfully filled by the father, 
and are recognized as a family of exceptional 

His sudden death, caused by an accident, 
occurred on October 31, 1908. A memorial 
service was held for him by the faculty and 
students of the university, and the tribute 
given to him there was only one of the many 
expressions of the love felt for him by every- 
one with whom lie was connected. 

The escutcheon of this family was 
AMES argent on a bend sable, three roses 

in a field. The English representa- 
tive of the race in the eighteenth century was 
Joseph Ames, a bibliographer and antiquary, 
son of a naval commander. William Ames 
was a dissenting clergyman of the established 
church, who was driven to Holland. His de- 
scendant came to this country and was the 
corner stone of the Bridgewater branch, from 
which we have Fisher Ames, the Federalist 
statesman, Governor Oliver Ames, of Massa- 

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chusetts, Oakes Ames, the congressman and 
financial supporter of Lincoln in the troublous 
times of '61, but whose life was singularly un- 
fortunate in one of those ugly things, an anti- 
climax. Among the peers of the name in 
America to-day are Bishop E. R. Ames, of the 
Methodist church, a native Ohioan, and Pro- 
fessor J. B. Ames, of Harvard University. A 
living English representative is Hon. iiugo 
Ames, author, journalist and diplomat. 

(I) Captain Anthony Eames (as it was then 
spelled) was born in Dorsetshire, England, 
about 1595. He came to America, and settled 
in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The forename 
of his wife was Margoric, whom he married 
in England. He died in Alarshficld, in 1686. 

(H) Lieutenant Mark, son of Anthony and 
Margorie Eames, was born in England in 
1620, the year of the Plymouth pilgrimage, 
and came over with his father. He, too, re- 
sided in Marshfield, and married Elizabeth 

, in liingham, IMassachusetts, March 

26, 1648. He died in Alarshfield, in 1693. 

(III) Jonathan, son of Lieutenant Mark 
and Elizabeth Eames, was born at Alarshfield 
in 1655, and died there in 1724. He married 
Hannali Trouant, of that town. 

(IV) Jedediah, son of Jonathan and Han- 
nah (Trouant) Eames, was born at Marsh- 
field, in 1685, and died there about 1738. He 
married Mary, daughter of Tobias Oakman. 

(V) Jedediah (2), son of Jedediah (i) and 
Mary (Oakman) Eames, was born in Alarsh- 
field, and married, in 1752, Bertha Tilden. He 
had John Tilden, and other issue. 

(VI) Mark was the son, we conclude, of 
Jedediah (2) and Bertha (Tilden) Eames. 
He changed the spelling of the name by drop- 
ping the vowel "e." He removed to North 
Haven, Knox county, Maine, and took up a 
large tract of land, dying in that town. He 
married Priscilla Howland, who was the 
mother of his children : Mark, Rev. Benja- 
min, Experience, Anna, John, Isaac, Abraham 
and Ilezekiah. He married, after the death 
of Priscilla, Rebecca Crosbery, of North 
Haven. Alark was, we infer, a brother of 
that Elder Thomas Eames, of Isleborough, 
Maine, an itinerant Baptist preacher, who also 
hailed from Alarshfield. Alark was an uncle 
to Tilden Ames, who was a neighbor of Dan- 
iel Webster, and although a plain farmer, the 
great statesman held him in high esteem. At 
the Revere House, in Boston, Tilden called to 
see Webster, and the clerk dismissed Air. 
Ames rather curtly, as, being plainly dressed, 
he thought Air. Webster would not care to see 
him. The God-like Daniel was in the next 

room and heard Air. Ames's inquiry. He 
rushed in, taking him by the arm, walked up 
and down the corridor with extreme coriial- 
ity, to the great discomfiture of the humiliated 
clerk. The great expounder loved his Alarsh- 
field neighbors, and greeted them wherever he 
met them. Alajor-General Adelbert Ames, 
who was governor of Alississippi, and a 
United States senator, was a great-grandson 
of Alark, and, like another Alaine man, Ser- 
geant S. Prentiss, infused "down-east" ener- 
gies and abilities into that land of cotton and 
cane brakes. 

(VII) Isaac, sixth son of Alark and Pris- 
cilla (Howland) Ames, was born in North 
Haven, July 6. 1784, and died Alarch 10, 1854. 
He married Abigail Clark; children: Cap- 
tain Isaac, Alfred, Benjamin, P'riscilla, 
Charles, Warren and Susan. 

(VIII) Captain Alfred, second son of Isaac 
and Abigail (Clark) Ames, was born in North 
Haven, September 7, 1809, and came to 
Alachias before 1836. He was one of the 
original founders of the Congregational 
church, donating twenty-five dollars towards 
the erection of the edifice known as the Union 
Meeting House. He followed the sea, and 
was master of a ship. He married Alary 
Keller: children: John K., Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alartin, Van Buren 
and Alaria Louisa. 

(IX) Hon. John K., oldest child of Cap- 
tain Alfred and Alary (Keller) Ames, was 
born in East Alachias, November 2, 1831, and 
died Alarch 22, 1901. He was a lumber oper- 
ator on an extensive scale, and a merchant. 
He was selectman for thirty years, chairman 
of the board for the latter half of time ; was a 
member of the Alaine senate 1893 to 1897, 
and collector of the port of Alachias at the 
time of his demise. Fie married Sarah (,A1- 
bee) Sanborn. Children: i. Edwin C, lives 
in Seattle, and is manager of the Puget Lum- 
ber Company; 2. Anna M., married Fred H. 
I^eavey, and lives in Sioux City, Iowa. 3. 
Julia P., married R. C. Fuller, of the Fuller 
Iron \\'orks. Providence. 4. Frank Sanborn. 
5. Alfred Keller. 6. Lucy T. 

(X) Captain Alfred K., younger son of 
John K. and Sarah (Sanborn) Ames, was 
born September 4, 1867, at Alachias. He was 
taught in the public schools of his native 
town, followed by a classical course at Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island. He became a clerk in 
the lumber firm of John K. Ames, in 1886, 
and remained with him until the business was 
taken over in J899 by the Alachias Lumber 
Company, of which corporation he is general 




manager. He is a Republican, and a Uni- 
versalist. He was appointed by Governor Hill 
captain of Company M, Second Regiment 
I\laine National Guard, which position he re- 
signed in 1904. Captain Ames married Nel- 
lie E., daughter of J. Murray and Alma (Gor- 
don) Hill, of Calais, Elaine. One child 
blesses the union : John Keller, born ^lay 20, 

In reference to the Sanborn line, which is 
interlaced into the Ames ancestry in the ninth 
generation, we find by family documents and 
biblical records, these revelations : 

(i) Lieutenant John Sanborn was born in 
1620, in England, and came to this country, 
dying October 20, 1692. His marriage was 
with Mary Tucker. 

(2) John (2), son of Lieutenant John (i) 
and ^lary (Tucker) Sanborn, was born in 
1649, and died November 10, 1723. He mar- 
ried Judith Coffin. 

(3) Enoch, son of John (2) and Judith 
(Coffin) Sanborn, was born in 1685, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth Dennett. 

(4) Enoch (2), son of Enoch (i) and 
Elizabeth Sanborn, was born June 28, 1724, 
and married, December 3, 1747, ^Mary Mor- 

(5) William was a son of Enoch (2) and 
Mary (Alorrill) Sanborn. 

(6) Cyrus, son of William Sanborn, was 
born November 28, 1801, and died in 1888, 
having just passed his eighty-seventh year. 
He married Susan Gardner, who died Decem- 
ber 25, 1886. Their daughter, Sarah Albee, 
married Hon. John K. Ames. 

Benjamin Cross Somerby, young- 
LOUD est son of Abial and Rebecca 
(^Merrill) Somerby, sister of Jane 
(Somerby) Loud, and a descendant of an old 
and honored family of JMaine, was born in 
Portland, Elaine, February i, 1817, died Feb- 
ruary 3, 1903. He attended the public schools 
of his native city, and early in life became a 
clerk in a dry goods store. In 1849 '^^ ^"" 
tered the employ of the Canal National Bank, 
resigned the cashiership at age of seventy, 
when he was made a director, in which ca- 
pacity he served until his decease. He was a 
member of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, Republican Club, L'nitarian church 
(First Parish), and of several other clubs and 
orders. He married Jane Stetson, who died 
in 1886, at which time his niece. Miss Ade- 
line B. Loud, assumed the care of his home at 
204 Spring street, Portland, where she is liv- 
ing at the present time. Mr. and Mrs. Som- 

erby had three children, all of whom died 
young. The following resolutions prove con- 
clusively the esteem in which Mr. Somerby 
was held at the Canal National Bank : 

■'At a meeting of the directors of the Canal 
National Bank of Portland, held February 7, 
1903, at their banking room, it was voted : 
\\'hereas on the fourth day of February, Ben- 
jamin C. Somerby, one of the directors of this 
bank, died at the age of eighty-six years and 
three days, the President and Directors of the 
Canal Bank wishing to put upon the records 
of the Board their high sense of his long, 
faithful and upright service, do adopt the fol- 
lowing memorial : 

"Mr. Somerby entered the service of the 
Canal Bank as a clerk in 1849. After serving 
as clerk and teller for fourteen years, he was, 
in 1863, made the cashier, and performed the 
duties of this its most important office for 
twenty-four years when he resigned, and was 
immediately chosen a director which he held 
until his death. His service to the Bank cov- 
ers a period of more than fifty-three years, 
almost two-thirds of the life of the Bank. 
When he began the founders of the bank 
were still directing its affairs. When he 
died, he was associated with a third gen- 
eration in its government. The entire his- 
tory of the Bank with its transactions of more 
than half a century were familiar to him, 
which united to his long experience made him 
of great value to the Bank and to the Board. 
He possessed in an eminent degree those qual- 
ities which especially fitted him for the offices 
he filled. To an integrity that was beyond 
temptation he united a zeal that made his duty 
to the Bank his highest enjoyment. To a 
most exacting attention to duty he added an 
unfailing courtesy of manner that never gave 
an offense. His ripe experience and sound 
judgment guided by the purest principles 
made his actions and opinions of great value 
to his associates. The Canal Bank will place 
his name among its most faithful servants 
who have done so much to establish its char- 
acter and maintain its usefulness in the finan- 
cial world. 
"Attest : E. D. Noves, Secretarv." 

Richard Nichols, immigrant 
NICHOLS ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land, and settled first at Ips- 
wich, ^Massachusetts. His name appears in 
general court records as early as 1640, and he 
was one of JMajor Dennison's subscribers in 
1648. His wife Annis (Agnes) was admitted 
to the church at Reading, Massachusetts, from 

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the church at Ipswich, in 1666. He died at 
Reading, November 22, 1674, and his wife in 
iG(j2. Children: 1. John, see forward. 2. 
Thomas, born about 1O55. 3. James, married 
Mary Poole. 4. Mary. 5. Joanna (or Han- 
nah Ji. 6. Richard, married Abigail, daughter 
of Samuel and Mary Damon. 

(H) John, third son of Richard and Annis 
Nichols, was born in Reading, Massachu- 
setts, in 1 65 1, and married Abigail, daughter 
of Deacon Thomas Kendall ; she was born in 
1655. He settled in'the west parish of Read- 
ing, and had issue: John, Richard (died 
young), Richard, Thomas Kendall, James, 
Nathaniel, Abig, Samuel, Benjamin and Jo- 
seph. They both died in 1721, he seventy 
and she sixty-six. 

(HI) Samuel, sixth son of John and Abi- 
gail (Kendall) Nichols, was born in Reading, 
Massachusetts, in 1696, and died in 1810. The 
name of his first wife was Rebecca, and that 
of his second Abigail. Children: Samuel, 
Abigail, James, and others. 

(IV) Captain Samuel (2), eldest son of 
Samuel (i) and Rebecca Nichols, was born 
in Reading, in 1723. He removed to Cape 
Elizabeth, Maine, and subsequently became a 
first settler in Royalsborougli, now Durham, 
Androscoggin county, before 1780, on lot No. 
80, and built his cabin where is now Prescott 
Strout's apple orchard. He was a master ma- 
riner. Captain Nichols believed in the Gospel 
according to Methodism, converted to that 
faith under the evangelical labors of Rev. 
Asa Heath, an ancestor of Hon. H. M. Heath, 
of Augusta. He married, rather late in life, 
at Cape Elizabeth, Rebecca Wimble, born No- 
vember 7, 1748. Children: Thomas, Betty, 
Samuel, Sarah, James, William, Mehitable, 
John and Lemuel. 

(V) Lemuel, last son of Captain Samuel 
and Rebecca (Wimble) Nichols, was born in 
Durham, Maine, April 27, 1792, and removed 
to Lisbon Falls, where he was a farmer, lum- 
berman, and inn-Iiolder. He resided for a 
time in New York state, and there kept a 
tavern. He was of the JMethodist persuasion. 
He attained the great age of ninety, dying in 
Bangor. He married Sally Merrill, and had 
a son, Lemuel. 

(VI) Lemuel (2), son of Lemuel (i) and 
Sally (Merrill) Nichols, was born in Lisbon, 
Maine. June 25, 1828. He received his early 
education in Augusta. Harmony, and Bangor, 
and set out to earn his own living at ten years 
of age as chore-boy on a farm, then as hostler 
and stage driver on the line between Bangor 
and Brownsville. He was an industrious 

youth, economical in his habits, and save;l his 
w-ages. He made an engagement with Thomas 
Norcross & Sons as manager of their Bangor 
and Moosehead stage line. We next find hiir 
in Guilford, Maine, as village inn-keeper. 
About this time he bought his first horse, an 1 
has since owned thousands, and one himdreJ 
at a time, being one of the leading horse men 
in the state. In 1857 he bid ofT the mail con- 
tract between Bangor and Aloosehead, and he 
has taken many government mail contracts 
over the entire country, subletting the same to 
others. About this time he conducted the 
Parker House, at East Corinih, Maine, and 
built a fine, spacious public hall w'iiich bears 
his name, and was an ornament to the village 
and a great accommodation for public gather- 
ings. In 1864 he sold his hotel interests and 
other business and removed to New-port, 
Maine, where he bought the Shaw House. In 
1866 he came to Bangor, becoming proprietor 
of the O. AL Sliaw livery, hack and sale sta- 
ble, and also the old City Hotel, now* the 
Nichols House. This same year he took up 
his residence in Dexter, Maine, and there en- 
gaged in the livery business for five years, at 
the expiration of wdiich time he once more 
adopted Bangor as a residence, and eventually 
acquired the Fisher House stables, which he 
conducted till his death. He was in the habit 
of attending upon the worship of the Baptist 
church, aiding materially toward its support, 
though not a member of any religious sect. 

Mr. Nichols married Martha Ann Edmunds, 
daughter of Elauson and Philena (Chandler) 
Edmunds, who was born in Farmington, 
Maine, in 1830. Children: i. Frederick W., 
born September 10, 1852, died February 20, 
1891. 2. Minnie F., born September 29, 1844; 
married Charles Hathaway, of Boston. 3. 
Charles' W., born October 14, 1857; lives in 
Bangor. 4. Flenry L., born February 26, 
1854; resides in Garland, Maine. Elauson 
Edmunds, I\Irs. Nichols' father, was born 
September 28, 1801, and Mrs. Edmunds, nee 
Chandler, was born January 25, 1804. The 
subject of this memoir died May 4, 1905. He 
was one of the old-time whips of iMaine in the 
days before the iron moguls. He was a gen- 
tleman of the old school, now rapidly disap- 
pearing, and brought to us the manners and 
customs of colonial times which had been 
transmitted to him and through him to us. 
Strange as it may seem to relate, and the in- 
stances are exceedingly rare in his line of 
business, nevertheless it is strictly true, he 
never indulged in intoxicating liquors of any 
kind, and never used tobacco in anv form. 



Although not among the 
PARCHER original settlers of York 
county the Parcher family 
-was established in Pepperellborough (now 
Saco) at an early period, antedating the 
American revolution by many years, and the 
name appears in the town records from the 
year 1747 to the present time. 

(I) Elias Parcher was born in Pepperell- 
borough, August 20, 1747. The christian 
name of his wife was Olive, who according 
to the records, was born October 24, 1753, 
and their children were: I. Anna, born Sep- 
tember 23, 1772. 2. Asa, August 3, 1774. 3. 
Daniel, January 15, 1777, died young. 4. 
Mary, March 23, 1779. 5. George, see suc- 
ceeding paragraph. 6. Daniel, March 25, 
1784. 7. Betsey, March 2-j, 1786. S. Pa- 
tience, August 5, 1789. 9. Sally, January 11, 
1792. 10. Elias, November 2},, 1794. The 
mother of these children died January 16, 


(II) George, third son and fifth child of 
Elias and Olive Parcher, born in Pepperell- 
borough, September 18, 1781, died in Saco 
in 1852. His intention to marry Eunice 
Gould was published July 15, 1803, and they 
were married October 2, of that year. She 
bore him children: i. Samuel, born July 5, 
1804. 2. Daniel, December 20, 1806. 3. 
Sally, December 27, 1808. 4. Oran, Alay 8, 
181 1. 5. Jane, Alay 18, 1815. 6. Olive, Au- 
gust 21, 1817. 7. Eliza, October 21, 1819. 8. 
Ruth, December 23, 1822. 9. George, see 
next paragraph. 10. Franklin, Septemljer 18, 

(III) George (2), fifth son and tenth child 
•of George (i) and Eunice (Gould) Parcher, 
born in Saco, March 10, 1825, died April i, 
1908. He was reared upon a farm and fol- 
lowed agriculture to some extent after at- 
taining his majority, but much of his time 
during his active period was devoted to the 
public service, in which he attained an hon- 
orable record. Prior to the incorporation of 
Saco as a city he was a member of the board 
of selectmen, and under the municipal govern- 
ment served upon the board of assessors for 
several years. He also represented Saco in 
the lower branch of the state legislature two 
terms, and for a period of fourteen years he 
was an inspector of customs in Portland. In 
politics he was a Republican. He is a Master 
Mason, affiliating with Saco Lodge, No. 9. 
He was a member of the Cutts Avenue Free 
Baptist Church. He married Emma Chase, 
born in Scarborough, Maine, November 5, 
1827. She became the mother of eight chil- 

dren : Olive, Georgia, Jennie, Sumner Chase, 
Octavia, Clarence, Eva and Bell, the last- 
named of whom died in infancy. 

(iV) Sumner Chase, eldest son of George 
(2) and Emma (Chase) Parcher, was born in 
Saco, December 3, 1853. He was educated in 
the Saco public schools, including the high 
school, and after concluding his attendance at 
the latter he was engaged in teaching for one 
year. At the age of eighteen he obtained a 
clerkship in the Biddeford postofifice, where 
he remained for two years, and in October, 
1873, lie entered the York National Bank, 
Saco, in a similar capacity. In 1882 he was 
advanced to the position of assistant cashier, 
and from 1892 to the present time he has 
served with ability as cashier of that institu- 
tion. For the past eighteen years he has been 
a member of the board of directors, and for 
the same length of time has served as a trus- 
tee of the Saco and Biddeford Savings Insti- 
tution. For seventeen years he has been a 
director of the Saco Alutual Fire Insurance 
Company; is also a trustee of Thornton 
Academy and of Laurel Hill cemetery. Po- 
litically he acts with the Republican party, 
and has served as a member of the board of 
aldermen for four years. He is a member of 
Saco Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted 
jNIasons; York Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; 
Bradford Commandery, Knights Templar, No. 
4; a thirty-second degree Mason; and Saco 
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 
He is a member of the Cutts Avenue Baptist 

In 1874 Mr. Parcher married Ida :\L Stock- 
man, daughter of John W. and Adelia F. 
(Morse) Stockman, of Biddeford. She is 
probably a descendant of John Stockman, of 
Salisbury, iMassachusetts, who was married 
there May 10, 1671, to Mrs. Sarah Bradbury 
(nee Pike), daughter of Alajor Robert Pike 
and widow of Wymond Bradbury (see Brad- 
bury). Mr. and Mrs. Parcher have two chil- 
dren: Carl C, born May 9, 1876, and Lucia 
M., born November 27, 1884. Both are grad- 
uates of Thornton Academy. Carl C. Parcher 
pursued a commercial course at the Burdette 
Business College, Boston, and is now clerk 
and collector for Messrs. J. G. Deering & 
Sons, wholesale and retail lumber dealers, 
Biddeford. He married Reta M. Proctor, 
daughter of Thomas D. Proctor, of Saco, and 
has one son, CliiTord R., born September 8, 
1900. Lucia M. Parcher possesses musical 
talents of a high order which were cultivated 
at the New England Conservatory of Music, 
Boston. She is now the wife of Fred H.' 



Dow, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a manu- 
facturing confectioner, whose speciahy is the 
Utopian brand of chocolates. They have one 
son, Harold Parcher. 

The family of Rich was very nu- 

RICH merous in the vicinity of Truro and 
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the 
early history of that place, and many of them 
were mariners. The first of the family was 
Richard Rich, who was a mariner, and the 
first record of him is when he removed from 
Dover, New Hampshire, to Truro, in 1681 
being made a freeman; he died in 1692. 

(1) Lemuel Rich, with his wife, Elizabeth 
(Harding) Rich, removed from Truro, Mas- 
sachusett's, to Gorham, Maine, about 1762, and 
he and his wife died in the same month, 
March, 1791, both being between eighty-live 
and ninety years of age. He is undoubtedly 
a descendant of Richard Rich, who was in 
Truro in 1681, but the descent has not yet been 
traced. His children were: i. Ezekiel, born 
November 25, 1738. 2. Lemuel, 1740. 3. 
Samuel. 4. Martha, December 2, 1744. 5. 
Zcphaniah, baptized February 8, 1747. 6. 
James, born April 2, 1749. 7. Deliverance. 8. 
Mary. 9. Sarah, November 23, 1755. 10. 
Joel.' II. Barnabas. 12. Amos, May 17, 1759. 

(H) Samuel, third son of Lemuel and 
Elizabeth (Harding) Rich, was born about 
1742, in Truro, ^lassachusetts, and probably 
removed to Gorham, Maine, with his father, in 
1762, a few years later removing to Machias, 
Maine. He married (first) Sarah Fogg and 
(second) Sarah Bracy, and had children as 
follows: I. Samuel, born October 9, 1778. 
2. Lemuel, June 10, 1780. 3. Ezekiel, 1784. 
4. Betsey, married IMicah Jones Talbot. 5. 
John. 6. James. 7. Joseph, born January 5, 
1790. 8. Daniel F., born July 10, 1792. 9. 
Sally, September 10, 1794. 10. Ruth, July 5, 

(HI) Joseph, sixth son of the seven sons of 
Samuel Rich, was born January 5, 1790, and 
December 13, 1828, married Nancy Wood. 
Their children are: i. James Alonzo, died 
April 5, 1837. 2. Ruth Elizabeth, born April 
14, 1831, married Jonathan Glover. 3. John 
Joseph, born February 6, 1833, died April 6, 

1834. 4. John Joseph. 5. James Alonzo, born 
April II, 1838. 6. William Kilby, born Feb- 
ruary 24, 1 84 1. 

(IV) John Joseph, third son of Joseph and 
Nancy (Wood) Rich, was born March 4, 

1835, at Pembroke, Maine, and died March 5, 
1866. He married, September 10, 1858, Be- 
linda, daughter of James Nutt, born March 

24, 1832, died October 22, 1889. James Nutt 
was born in 1797, in Whitefield, Maine, and 
married Sarah Brown, by whom he had nine 
children. John Joseph and Belinda (Nutt) 
Rich had two children: i. William James, 
born June 28, 1859. 2. Laura Nutt, born Feb- 
ruary 16, 1861, married George i\I. Spofford, 
now living in Ayers Village (Haverhill), 

(V) William James, the only son of John 
Joseph and Belinda (Nutt) Rich, was born 
June 28, 1859, at Pembroke, Maine, and at- 
tended the public schools of his native town 
until 1877. He then entered the Maine State 
College, class of 1880, though he did not grad- 
uate, but entered the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, from which institution he 
graduated in 1884. He spent some time as 
assistant to the professor of mining and metal- 
lurgy at the Institute, from 1886 to 1889 he 
was assistant chemist at the Cambria Steel 
Works at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and then 
was employed at the office of Locks and Ca- 
nals, at Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1889 he 
was appointed fourth assistant examiner at 
the United States patent office in Washing- 
ton, being appointed from Lowell, and now 
holds the position of principal examiner. After 
locating in Washington, he entered the 
Georgetown University, from which he re- 
ceived the degree of LL. B. in 1898, and was 
admitted to the bar of the District of Colum- 
bia, and in 1899 received the degree of LL. M. 
In 1902 Mr. Rich took a special course at the 
George Washington University, covering the 
laws regarding patents. He is an able mem- 
ber of his profession, and is well fitted for his 
special line. He belongs to the University 
Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, 
to the Maine Society of Washington, to the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and to 
the iilasons. November 6, 1889, he married 
Mary Elizabeth McDonald, and they have had 
four children: i. Donald Upton, born Au- 
gust 26, 1890, in Washington. 2. Malcolm 
Nutt, born October 19, 1893, in Washington. 
3. Katharine Mary, June 12, 1895, in Prince 
George county, Maryland. 4. Norman Pres- 
cott, October 5, 1899, in Washington, died 
July 5, 1901, at Cape May Point, New Jersey. 

The family of this name early 
JEWELL settled in New England to es- 
cape the religious persecution 
they were compelled to suffer in England. 
Many individuals of sterling character traced 
their descent to the immigrant ancestor. The 
name expresses fondness and preciousness 



and some one who was very fond of its first- 
born called him "jewel" to represent their 
feelings toward him. The Jewells were of 
fighting revolutionary stock and stood by 
their country in its hour of need. 

(I) Thomas Jewell was of Braintree as 
early as 1639. His will was dated April 10 
and probated July 21, 1654. His widow, 
Grizell Jewell, married (second) March 9, 
1656, Humphrey Griggs, who died in 1657. 
She survived him. Children of Thomas and 
Grizell Jewell were : Thomas, Joseph, Na- 
thaniel, Grizell and Marcy. 

(H) Thomas (2), eldest child of Thomas 
(i) and Grizell Jewell, was of Hingham and 
Amesbury. He removed to Amesbury about 
1687, and lived in that part of the town now 
South Hampton. He married, October 18, 
1672, Susanna Guilford; children: Mary, 
Thomas, Ruth, Hannah (died young), John, 
Hannah, Samuel and Joseph. 

(HI) John, fifth child and second son of 
Thomas (2) and Susanna (Guilford) Jewell, 
was born in Hingham, June 29, 1683. He 
went with his parents when four years old to 
Amesbury, where he ever after resided. He 
married, January 9, 1702, Hannah Prowse, 
born in Amesbury, March, 1676, daughter of 
John and Hannah (Barnes) Prowse. Chil- 
dren : Abigail, Thomas, Hannah, John and 
Barnes. Hannah (Prowse) Jewell married 
(second) September 19, 1715, Peter Thomp- 

(IV) Thomas (3), second child and eldest 
son of John and Hannah (Prowse) Jewell, 
was born in Amesbury in 1704, and died in 
the town of his nativity. He married Judith 
Lancaster, February 19, 1732; children: 
Henry L., John, Sarah, Judith, Hannah and 
Ann. ]\Ir. Jewell married (second) Marion 

(V) Henry L., eldest son and child of 
Thomas (3) and Judith (Lancaster) Jewell, 
was born in Amesbury, December 19, 1732, 
and died in South Hampton, New Hampshire. 
He once lived in the vicinity of Concord, New 
Hampshire. He served in the army around 
Quebec, and was wounded in the leg in that 
engagement. He married Sarah Gould ; chil- 
dren : Henry, Enos, Joseph and Thomas. His 
widow accompanied Henry and Enos to 
Litchfield, Kennebec county, JNIaine, where she 
married, and her death occurred at Hallowell 
at an advanced age. 

(\T) Enos, second child and son of Henry 
L. and Sarah (Gould) Jewell, was born in 
Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1759. He resided 
in Ogdensburg from 1796 to 1800, returned 

there in 1804 and his death occurred there in 
1 83 1. He married Deborah Hall about 1780; 
children : Sarah, Deborah, Enos, Susannah, 
Edward, John, Rebecca, Susannah, Salathiel, 
Ivorv, Enos, Mary, Samuel and Deborah. 

(VII) Enos (2), fifth son and eleventh 
child of Enos (i) and Deborah (Hall) Jew- 
ell, was born in Amesbury, January 4, 1784. 
He was one of the early settlers of Canaan, 
Somerset county, Maine, where he cleared 
wild land, cultivating it and making it highly 
productive ; he follow^ed farming as a liveli- 
hood throughout the active years of his life. 
He married (first) in 1807, Fannie, daughter 
of Elder Fairbanks, of Winthrop, Jvlaine. 
Married (second) March 28, 1847, Irene 
Bean. Children: Catherine, Anson, Syl- 
vanus, Elijah, Fanny, Clarissa. Henry, Alfred, 
Albert, Mary, Enos, George Washington and 
Rufus IMoody. 

(\TII) Rufus jNIoody, youngest son of 
Enos (2) Jewell, was born in Canaan, i\Iaine, 
December 27, 1828. He received a common 
school education, was a farmer and speculator, 
engaging some years in the produce business, 
a Republican in politics and a Universalist in 
religion. He resided at Waterville and Fair- 
field, Maine. He married (first) in Skowhe- 
gan, lilaine, Marcia Whitman, who died in 
Waterville, 1862. Children: Rosanna, Wal- 
lace H., Albert. Married (second) Laura 
Wyman, of Kingsbury, Maine; children: 
Emma and Fred. Rufus Moody Jewell died 
at Fairfield, ]\Iaine, November 22, 1868. 

(IX) Albert, youngest son and child of 
Rufus Moody and' JVIarcia (Whitman) Jewell, 
was born in Skowhegan, I\Iaine, July 11, 1854. 
He w^as educated in the common schools of 
Canaan, Waterville and Benton. He was cm- 
ployed for some years in the saw mill of E. J. 
& G. W. Lawrence, of Fairfield, and was 
eventually made superintendent of the entire 
business. In 1895 he established a plant in 
Fairfield for the manufacture of shipping 
crates, known as the Albert Jewell Crate Man- 
ufactory, and in 1906 admitted to partnership 
his son, Ralph A. Jewell. They employ about 
thirty hands, and their average output of 
crates amount to 450,000 annually. ]\Ir. Jew- 
ell is a Republican, an attendant of the Uni- 
versalist church, and a member of Siloam 
Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted ]\Iasons. of 
Fairfield; Teconet Chapter, St. Omar Com- 
mandery, of Waterville; Kora Temple, j\Iys- 
tic Shrine, at Lewiston ; Eastern Star of Fair- 
field. Mr. Jewell married Myra, daughter of 
Freeman aiid Harriet (Osborn) Reynolds, of 
W'inslow. Children : Blanche, Catherine, Net- 



tie B., Nettie Jewell, died in infancv, and 
Ralph A. 

(N) Ralph A., son of Albert and Myra 
(Reynolds) Jewell, was born in Fairfield, 
June 26, 1883. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools of Fairfield, W'aterville high 
school, Coburn Classical Institute, and Shaw's 
Business College of Augusta, Maine. He is 
engaged in business with his father as afore- 
mentioned. He is a Republican in politics, 
and a member of Asylum Lodge, Ancient Free 
and Accepted Masons, Fairfield; Teconet 
Chapter, W'aterville ; St. Omar Commandery, 
Knights Templar, Waterville; Kora Temple, 
Mystic Shrine, Lewiston. He married, in 
1907, Arlene Clark, of Skowhegan, Maine. 

Jonathan Saunders was a 
SAUNDERS young unmarried man in 
Norway, ;\Iaine, at the time 
of the incorporation of the town in 1797. He 
was born in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, in 
1776, died in Norway in 1838. He married, 
about the year 1800, Susannah Weeks, of 
Gray, who died January 23, 1827, aged forty- 
five years. They had four children: i. Ann, 
born November 30, 1802, died April 16, 1883. 
She married and had Elmira S., born No- 
vember II, 1833, married E. R. Merrill; and 
W'ellington R., born 1840, who was a sergeant 
in Company H of the Eighth Illinois Regi- 
ment, and died from wounds received in the 
battle of Shiloh, August 19, 1863. 2. Joseph, 
October 8, 1804 (see post). 3. John, Novem- 
ber 7, 1806, died in Norway, Maine, June 20, 
1874; married, September 24, 1830, Sally M. 
Lord, of Minot, who died February 16, 1879, 
and had ten children. 4. Isaac, July 24, 1814, 
married (first) November i, 1834, Mary 
Shaw, by whom he had nine children ; married 
(second) at Buckfield, in November, 1861, 
Sarah J. Thomas, of Peru, and had four chil- 

(II) Joseph, son and second child of Jona- 
than and Susannah (Wrecks) Saunders, was 
born October 8, 1804. He lived in Poland, 
Maine, where he owned and managed a farm 

for the greater part of his life. He married 
Charlotte Merrow, of Minot, Maine, and had 
one child, Samuel W. 

(III) Samuel W^, only son and child of 
Joseph and Charlotte (^lerrow) Saunders, 
was born in Poland, Maine, April 13, 1832, 
and spent his earlier years at home, attending 
the local schools and assisting his father in 
carrying on the farm. He later went to Au- 
burn, Maine, and from there to Lewiston. He 
married (first) Fannie M. Haskell, daughter 
of Cephas Haskell, of Sweden, Alaine, and by 
whom he had two children: i. Anson, born 
in 1861, died in infancy. 2. Ernest, October 
22, 1871. Married (second) Mary E. Me- 
serve, and by her he had Frances B., Stella "SI. 
and Charles M. 

(IV) Ernest, second child of Samuel W. 
and Fannie M. (Haskell) Saunders, was born 
in Auburn, Maine, October 22, 1871. His 
parents removed from Auburn to Lewiston, 
Maine, when he was about nine years old, and 
he w'as educated in the public schools of the 
latter city. When he was about sixteen years 
old he started in business as a market gar- 
dener on a tract of land in Lewiston owned 
by his father, and continued in this line with 
success for about five years. He then turned 
his attention to the culture of flowers and in 
this branch of trade has been eminently suc- 
cessful, winning a state-wide reputation and 
doing business on a large scale, having at 
present thirty-five thousand square feet under 
cover of glass. Mr. Saunders is also well 
known in fraternal circles of Lewiston, has 
taken the thirty-second degree in Masonry and 
is in his second year as master of the Blue 
Lodge, and is a member of the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, 
Improved Order of Red Men, Knights of the 
Golden Eagle, and of New England Order of 
Protection. A Republican in politics. He 
married, June 25, 1906, Mary, daughter of 
John M. and Nettie (Budlong) Crawshaw, of 
Auburn, Maine, and has one child, Fannie 
Estelle, born in Lewiston, May 15, 1907. 



This name is found witli numer- 
GROSS ous spellings such as Grose, 
Grosse and Groce. besides that 
used by them in the early records of England 
and Xew England. The family is an ancient 
one in England, and is frequently mentioned 
in the records of Cornwall and Norfolk be- 
tween 161 1 and 1639. It came into England 
in the French form de Gross and was un- 
doubtedly of German origin. It has no con- 
nection with the Brunswick, Maine, family 
whose name is spelled Grows. 

(I) Isaac Gross, a native of England and 
brewer by occupation, was granted lands in 
the great allotment of land at Muddy River, 
and was among the original inhabitants of 
the colony of Alassachusetts Bay. His will 
was dated ]\Iay 29, 1649. He had sons : Ed- 
ward and Clement. 

(II) Clement, son of Isaac Gross, was born 
at Boston, England, and was an infant when 
he came with his father to Massachusetts. He 
was a brewer, and in 1678 was an innholder. 
His first wife bore the christian name of Mary, 
and was the mother of Simon, mentioned be- 
low ; Elizabeth (dieil young); Edmund (died 
young) ; Elizabeth, born ]\Iarch 5, 1658 ; Isaac 
and \^'illiam. March 3, 1665. His second wife, 
Ann, was the mother of Edmund, born ]\Iarch 
2'j, 1669, and Ann, March 18, 1671. 

(III) Simon, son of Clement and ]\Iary 
Gross, was born 1652 and resided in Hing- 
ham, where he died April 26, 1696. He was 
a boatman and was evidently successful, as 
the inventory of his estate amounted to one 
hundred and ninety-six pounds, five shillings 
and three pence. Administration was granted 
to his widow, Mary. He married. October 23, 
1675, in Hingham, Mary Bond. Children : 
Simon, born .August 4, 1676 ; Thomas, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1678; John, April 3, 1681 ; Josiah, 
August 2, 1683 ; Micah, mentioned below ; 
Alice, April 26. 1689, married John Crowell. 
of Truro; Abigail. June 28, 1692. 

(IV) Micah, fifth son of Simon and Hilary 
(Bond) Gross, was born February 20, 1686, 
in Hingham, and settled in Truro, Massachu- 
setts, after ]\Iay, 1709. He died there in 1753, 
and was buried in the Old North cemetery. 
His first wife, IMarr, died in 1724, aged thir- 
ty-five years, and he married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Constant and Jane (Neat) Freeman, 
who died in 1758, aged fifty-four years. His 
children by first wife were : Simon, born ^Nlay 
30, 1709, in Hingham; Ebenezer, 1713; Israel, 
1718; Mary, 1720, married, in 1741, Roger 
(2) Stevens. His children by second wife 

were: Micah, born 1726. lost at sea; Jonah, 
1728; Joseph, 1731, lost at sea; Benjamin, 
1733; Hannah, 1740; and John, 1744. 

(V) Israel, third son of Micah and Mary 
Gross, was born in 1718 in Truro, Massachu- 
setts, where he was a prominent resident, liv- 
ing in the valley south of the graveyard, in 
the district known as "Old Orchard." He 
subsequently occupied a house in the village 
of Truro, where his last days were spent. He 
married (first) Elizabeth Rich and (second) 
Lvdia Paine. The children by first wife were: 
Isaiah (died young); Samuel, born 1743; 
Jaquaniah, 1745; Elizabeth, 1748, married 
Isaiah .\tkins in 1764; Mary, 1749, married 
Barzillai Smith; Joseph, 1751 ; Delia, 1755, 
married John Collins in 1774, and died in 
181 1. The children by second wife were: 
Micah. born 1764; Lydia, 1769; Israel, 1772. 

( \'I) Samuel, second son of Israel and Eliz- 
abeth (Rich) Gross, was born in 1743 in 
Truro. ^Massachusetts, and removed to Bruns- 
wick in what is now Maine, in 1760. He pur- 
chased land from Pajepscot Company and 
lived in Brunswick until his death. He mar- 
ried i\Iary, daughter of Aaron Plinckley, of 
Brunswick (see Hinckley \') ; a list of their 
children is not on record. 

(\TI) Israel (2), son of Samuel and Mary 
(Hinckley) Gross, was born in Brunswick, 
and was a lumberman and saw-mill operator. 
He was thrown in the Androscoggin river 
while handling logs and his body was buried 
in the Old cemetery, at Harding's Crossing. 
The records of Brunswick do not give the 
date of either his birth or death or the names 
of any of his children. He married, Decem- 
ber 2-/, 1798. Anna Spear, presumably a 
daughter of Robert and Margaret (Smart) 
Spear, who were married January 16, 1773. i" 
Brunswick. Israel Gross had two sons : Sam- 
uel, who died at sea. and John Spear, and a 
daughter. Thurza, who married a Parshley, of 

(\'III) John Spear, son of Israel (2) and 
.Anna (Spear) Gross, was born June 17, 1807, 
in Brunswick, where he passed his life and 
died December 3. 1882. He was a well-to-do 
farmer and resided in the district of Bruns- 
wick, known as New Meadows. He was a 
member of the Baptist church and universally 
esteemed throughout the town. He was se- 
lectman in 1851, again in 1858, and in May, 
1861, was chosen a member of the hoard of 
relief, by which the town made substantial 
provision for the families of those who en- 
listed in the civil war. He was interested in 



education and sent two of his sons to Bow- 
doin College, and one to the University of 
Michigan. He married Xancy Coffin, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Susan Lane, of Exeter, 
New Hampshire (see Lane VI). She was 
born June 6, 1814, died March i, 1870. Chil- 
dren : I. Israel, born July 15, 1837, died Feb- 
ruary, 1857. 2. Sarah Randall, December 16, 
1839, married Isaiah Trufant, who was grad- 
uated A.B. at Bowdoin, 1863, A. M., 1866, 
and died in Oxford, Ohio, 1883. 3. John 
Parshley, May i, 1841, graduated A.B. at 
Bowdoin, 1866, A.M., 1869; married Clara, 
daughter of James Baker, in 1879; died in 
1880 in Plainfield, New Jersey, where he was 
several years principal of the public schools. 
4. Alary F., died when six months old. 5. 
Susan Ellen, April 22. 1845, married, 1876, 
Byron F. Marsh, a teacher and writer. 6. 
Samuel Lane, mentioned below. 7. Robert 
Spear, October 17, 1849, graduated A. B. at 
the University of Michigan, 1873, and at the 
General Theological Seminary, New York 
City, in 1877 ; he was a clergyman of the Epis- 
copal church, and for some years one of the 
ministers of Trinity Church, New York ; he 
died in Florida in 1888. 

(IX) Samuel Lane, third son of John Spear 
and Xancy Coffin (Lane) Gross, was born 
November 18, 1846, in Brunswick, where he 
grew up and was prepared for college at the 
public schools and under special tutors. He 
was graduated from Bowdoin College with 
the degree of A. B. in 1872. Three years 
later he received the degree of A. M. from his 
Alma Mater. He studied law at Columbia 
L'niversily, Xew York City, and was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1876. in that city, where he 
has since engaged actively in the practice of 
his profession. While he has been interested 
in some important litigation, his practice has 
been chiefly in private cases and has gained - 
him an excellent standing at the bar of the 
Metropolis. He occupies offices at 206 Broad- 
v^'ay. He is affiliated witli the Masonic fra- 
ternity, being a member of Ancient Lodge, 
No. 724, A. F. and A. M. of New York City. 
He is a member of All Angels (Protestant 
Episcopal) Church and acts politically with 
the Republican party. He is a meniljcr of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York 
City ; of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and 
Club ; of the Bowdoin .Mumni Society and of 
the Maine .Society of X'ew York. 

He married. July 30, 1903, in New York, 
Adelaide Louisa, daughter of Gerard T. and 
Catherine L. (Tompkins) Beekman, of New 

This is one of the earliest 
HIX'CKLEY Massachusetts families and 

has been conspicuous in the 
history of New England, from its arrival, hav- 
ing furnished a governor to the Plymouth 
Colony and numerous valuable citizens since 
that time. It was early identified with the set- 
tlement and development of Maine. 

(I) Samuel Hinckley was born 1595, in 
Tcnterdon, county of Kent, England, and 
came to Boston in the "Hercules," of Sand- 
wich (two hundred tons, Captain John With- 
erby), July 11, 1637. He located first at Scit- 
uate and removed, to Barnstable in 1640, and 
died there October 31, 1662. His wife, Sarah, 
to whom he was married in England, died 
August 16, 1656. Their children were: 
Thomas, Susannah, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Samuel (died young), Samuel and John. 

(II) Thomas, eldest son of Samuel and 
Sarah Hinckley, was born in 1618, died April 
25, 1706. He participated in the great Nar- 
ragansett fight in 1675, and was representa- 
tive to the general court in 1647. ^^e was as- 
sistant to the governor, deputy governor in 
1680, and governor from 1681 to 1692. He 
was king's councilor under Andros frorn 1692 
to 1706. He married (first) December 4, 
1641, Mary Richards, who died in June, 1659, 
having borne him eight children, namely: 
Mary, Sarah, Meletiah