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GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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GENEALOGICAL RECORD 



THE HODGES FAMILY 



NEW ENGLAND. 



This Edition is limited to Three Hundred Copies, 
of which this is JVo..^Z^.t. 



GENEALOGICAL RECORD 



OF 



THE HODGES FAMILY 



OF 



NEW ENGLAND, 

ENDING DECEMBEK 31, 1894. 

ftjirti l&itfon. 

Compiled by ALMON D. HODGES, Jr. 

AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. 



BOSTON: 

PRINTED FOR THE FAMILY 

BY FRANK H. HODGES. 

1896. 



University Press : 
Presswork by John "Wilson and Son. 



CONTENTS. 

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CHAPTER I. 

Page 
Introduction, Explanations, Double Dates, Abbreviations, 

Authorities 1-5 

CHAPTER II. 
Seventeenth Century Immigrants 6-26 

CHAPTER III. 

Genealogy of the Salem Branch 27-70 

CHAPTER IV. 

Genealogy of the Taunton Branch 71-470 

CHAPTER V. 

Military Service of the Family in the Colonial Wars, 

the Revolution, and the Civil War 471-500 

INDEX. 

With Explanation at Beginning 501-566 



INTRODUCTION. 



CHAPTER I. 

INTRODUCTION. 

The history of the Hodges family is a pleasant one. New Eng- 
land has produced more brilliant and more noted families; but it 
may well be doubted whether it has produced a single one which, 
taken from beginning to end, has had fewer weak spots or has been 
more genuinely useful to the community. In sturdy independence, 
fair-mindedness and loyalty, the tribe has probably been unsurpassed. 
Indeed, its very preeminence in these qualities, which are so valuable 
for the public good, has interfered with the prominence of individual 
members, and with their obtaining a reputation and position justly 
deserved ; for they have refused to take anything not earned, have 
refrained from pushing themselves forward at the expense of their 
neighbors, and have made constant sacrifices for the sake of their 
country. Evidences of these facts abound in the following pages. 
One example may be cited here. Had that officer [No. 462] who, 
during the Civil War, performed " one of the most brilliant feats of 
logistics ever recorded" and "without a parallel on record," been 
less modest, less independent, less observant of the rights of his fel- 
low officers, or willing to seek advancement by political methods, he 
would be Brigadier General now without doubt ; whereas, in fact, he 
retires from active service with the rank of Colonel, on account of the 
irregular advancement of an inferior officer through political in- 
fluences. 

In attestation of the loyalty of the family, the chapter on their 
military service is given. It may be pointed out that not a few 
examples are given where, at the call of duty, members of the family 
have waived the higher rank then held by them, and gone out as 
privates. In one case, it will be found, a Colonel seized a musket and 
marched in the ranks as a private soldier. 



Eufus Hodges, of Cincinnati, published in 1837 a small duodecimo 
of 22 finely printed pages, entitled Record of the Families in New 
England of the Name of Hodges, with the hope, expressed in the pre- 
face, that some one, more favorably situated than he, would pursue 
the undertaking until it was rendered complete. The size of the book, 
which is printed in very small type, gives no adequate idea of the 
amount and value of the contents. The facts were compiled with 
great judgment and the errors are surprisingly few. 

In 1853, Almon D. Hodges published an octavo of 71 pages, en- 
titled Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family in New England, in 
which he continued the work begun by Eufus Hodges. At the date 
of this publication, interest in genealogy was confined to a compara- 



2 EXPLANATIONS. 

tively few persons in this country, and great difficulty was experienced 
in obtaining replies to genealogical queries. The compiler succeeded, 
however, in collecting the names of more than 1,500 persons. 

In 1891, a member of the family, while tracing back his ancestry, 
had occasion to write a letter of enquiry to that very able lawyer and 
enthusiastic genealogist, Hon. Josiah Hayden Drummond of Port- 
land, Me. Mr. Drummond, mistaking the import of the questions, 
answered far more than was asked, and began to accumulate and 
rapidly send facts about the early members of the Taunton branch. 
His correspondent could not do otherwise than co-operate, and in a 
short time the principal data of the first four generations of this 
branch were collected, the greater part being obtained by Mr. Drum- 
mond. Many persons now became interested in the work, which was 
pushed until this book, containing 15,000 names, was completed. 
Mrs. Harriet (Hodges) Stone, of Newton, Mass., was an early con- 
tributor, and to her belongs the credit of compiling the account of the 
Salem branch, as well as of giving many other valuable facts and sug- 
gestions. Mrs. Stone has made a study of the early immigrants of 
the name and of English families, and has found so many clews to the 
possible English ancestry of the New England families, that a solu- 
tion of this as yet unsolved problem seems probable. Mr. Isaac W. 
Wilcox of Taunton, whose knowledge of Bristol County genealogy is 
remarkably accurate and extensive, has been a most valuable and able 
assistant, without whom the work could not have been done so speed- 
ily and so well. 

The list of members of the family, 800 in number, who have co- 
operated with the compilers, is so large, that to give the individual 
names would require more space than the necessary limits of this 
work allow. Persons in all parts of the United States have con- 
tributed to these pages. The evidence of the strong and widespread 
affection of the Hodges family for their kin, has been most gratifying. 
One name, however, may be mentioned, as the bearer has passed 
away while the work was in progress — that of Deacon Edgar Hodges 
Reed of Taunton, who had devoted years to historical studies of Bris- 
tol County families, was always most courteous and generous in im- 
parting the results of his researches, and was a most important 
co-worker in the compilation of the edition published 42 years ago, as 
well as of the present edition. 

EXPLANATIONS. 

The different generations are denoted by the exponents placed after 
the Christian names. Thus: William 1 Hodges is William Hodges of 
the first generation; George 2 Hodges is George Hodges of the second 
generation ; Henry Clay'' Hodges is Henry Clay Hodges of the seventh 
generation. 

The names are arranged and numbered according to generations, 
and in each generation according to priority of birth. 

Only those children of any one generation are numbered who are 
carried forward, with their numbers, to the next generation as heads 
of families. 



DOUBLE DATES.— ABBREVIATIONS. 3 

After the name of each head of family, there follow [in brackets] a 
number (which is the number of the father of said head of family), 
and then, in italics, the names of the ancestors in genealogical order. 
Some of these names are abbreviated. When the names of father and 
son are identical, the name is given only once, but with the exponents 
of both generations. 

Two examples (from the Taunton branch) will explain the method 
of indicating the line of ancestry : — 

663— ELEANOR 8 HODGES [418. Sam 7 - 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 
Wm l ] That is: No. 663 is Eleanor Hodges of the 8th generation; 
her father's number (to which turn back for details of her parents) is 
418 ; she is the daughter of Samuel Hodges of the 7th generation, who 
was son of Samuel Hodges of the 6th generation, who was son of 
Simeon Hodges of the 5th generation, who was son of Samuel Hodges 
of the 4th generation, who was son of Samuel Hodges of the 3rd 
generation, who was son of John Hodges of the 2nd generation, who 
was son of William Hodges of the 1st generation. 
769— GILBERT 8 HODCES [575.Jose2)h' ! - 6.5.4.3 Henry 2 WmA~\ That 
is : No. 769 is Gilbert Hodges of the 8th generation, son of Joseph 
Hodges (whose number is 575) of the 7th generation, who was son of 
Joseph Hodges of the 6th generation, who was son of Joseph Hodges 
of the 5th generation, who was son of Joseph Hodges of the 4th 
generation, who was son of Joseph Hodges of the 3rd generation, who 
was son of Henry Hodges of the 2nd generation, who was son of 
William Hodges of the 1st generation. 

DOUBLE DATES. 

In England and her colonies the legal year began on March 25, 
from the 14th century until 1752, when a change was made to Janu- 
ary 1, as at present. Other nations had made this change before 
1752, and even in English documents the beginning of the year was 
often reckoned from January 1 long before this reckoning was made 
legal. Hence, to avoid ambiguity, arose the custom (which is fol- 
lowed in this book) of "double-dating" the year for all days from 
January 1 to March 25. Thus January 1649/50 (or 1649-50 or 16f $) 
means January 1649, as it would have been written legally at that 
time, and January 1650, as we should write it now. 

ABBREVIATIONS. 

b. for born. m. (1), m. (2) for married first, married second, 

bapt. for baptized. m. pub. for intention of marriage published, 
d. for died. perh. for perhaps, 

dau. for daughter. prob. for probably, 
m. for married. 

See also abbreviations at beginning of Chapter V. 



AUTHORITIES. 



AUTHORITIES. 



In addition to family records, numerous published genealogies and 
town and county histories, the collections of gravestone-inscriptions 
and other data of Dea. Edgar H. Eeed, the following records have 
been searched for the name of Hodges, and for the names of all other 
persons connected with the family which were known at the time of 
the search. In a number of cases the records have been searched 
twice. 

By " town records " is meant town records of births, deaths and 
marriages. 

MAINE. 

Kennebec Co. Deeds. 

" " Marriage Beturns, Office Clerk Of Courts. 

Augusta town records. Portland town records. 

Belgrade " " Vassalboro " " 

Gardiner " " Wayne " " 

Hallowell " " Winslow « " 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

State Papers, published copy. 

Grafton Co. Western Judicial District. Probate Eecords. 

« " " « " Deeds. 

Dunbarton town records. Orange town records. 

Lyman " " Westmoreland town records. 

VERMONT. 

State Archives. Eevolutionary Eolls. 

" " Eebellion Eolls. 

Eecords of the Governor and Council, published copy. 
Barnard town records. Pomfret town records. 

Clarendon " " Somerset " " 

Dover " " Williston " " 

Hartford « " Wilmington " " 

Moreton " " 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

State Archives. Muster Eolls, Prench and Indian Wars. Vols. 91-99. 

" " Pepperrell Papers, (Copy.) 

« « Eevolutionary Eolls, 60 vols. 

" " Continental Army Books, 21 vols. 

Massachusetts Bay, Eecords of. Printed Copy. 
Plymouth Colony Eecords. Printed Copy. 
Bristol Co. Deeds and Probate Eecords. 

Essex Co. " " " " and early Court Piles. 

Pranklin Co. Probate Eecords. 
Hampden Co. " « and Deeds. 

Middlesex Co. « " " " and early Court Files. 

Plymouth Co. " « " « 

Suffolk Co. " " ** " and early Court Piles. 

Worcester Co. " " u « 







AUTHORITIES. 






Amesbury town records. 


Marblehead town records 


Andover " 


a 


Middleboro 


a 


tt 


Attleboro " 


a 


New Bedforc 


a 


it 


Berkley " 


a 


Newbury 


a 


it 


Beverly " 


U 


Newburyport 


11 


a 


Boston « 


it 


Newton 


u 


a 


" early church 


a 


Norton 


a 


a 


" record commissioner's 


rep'ts. " church 


tt 


Boxford town records. 


Orange town 


a 


Bradford " 


a 


Pembroke 


it 


a 


Braintree " 


ii 


Petersham 


a 


a 


Bridge water " 


ii 


Plymouth 


a 


a 


Cambridge early 


ii 


B-aynham 


it 


it 


Charlestown town 


a 


Behoboth 


a 


a 


Chelmsford " 


a 


Rochester 


a 


it 


Dana " 


a 


Bowley 


u 


tt 


Dartmouth " 


a 


Boxbury 


a 


a 


Dighton " 


a 


Rutland 


a 


it 


Dorchester " 


a 


Salisbury 


a 


a 


Duxbury " 


a 


Savoy 


a 


a 


Easton " 


a 


Scituate 


a 


it 


Foxboro " 


a 


Sharon 


a 


a 


Freetown " 


a 


" church 


a 


Gloucester " 


a 


Springfield 


town 


a 


Hadley " 


a 


Stoughton 


a 


tt 


Hardwick " 


a 


Sturbridge 


a 


tt 


Haverhill " 


a 


Sutton 


a 


tt 


Hingham " 


a 


Taunton 


a 


a 


Hull 


a 


Topsfield 


a 


a 


Ipswich " 


a 


Wales 


a 


a 


Kingston " " 


a 


Walpole 


a 


a 


Leicester " 


a 


Warren 


a 


a 


Lowell " 


a 


Wenham 


tt 


tt 


Lynn " 


a 


Westford 


a 


a 


Mansfield " 


a 


Wrentham 

CONNECTICUT. 


tt 


a 


Kevolutionary Bolls published by Adj't Gen'l. 






Ashford town 


records 


> Pomfret town records 


East Windsor " 


a 


Preston 


tt 


it 


Enfield " 


a 


Willington 


a 


a 


Hartford " 


a 


Windsor 


tt 


tt 


Mansfield " 


a 


Woodstock 


a 


a 


Norwich " 


n 


RHODE ISLAND. 







Vital Statistics of Rhode Island, edited by James N. Arnold, 
being the vital records of all the towns of Rhode Island. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTUR T IMMIGRANTS. 



CHAPTEK II. 

SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

In the 17th century occurred the great Puritau Exodus, the like of 
which has never been recorded before or since. From devotion to an 
idea, within 20 years more than 20,000 picked men and women — the 
families of the sturdy, thrifty, self-respecting country squires and 
yeomen of England — left their comfortable homes, and went to the 
savage land of America. "God sifted a whole nation," said William 
Stoughton, " that he might send choice grain into the wilderness." 

Among these chosen colonists were numerous representatives of 
the Hodges family. Just how many of this family crossed the 
ocean, and how they were related to one another, has not yet been 
determined. The name occurs in many counties of England, held by 
respectable and sometimes eminent persons, and it is hoped that the 
studies of one of the principal contributors to this present book will 
result in a subsequent publication determining the English ancestry 
of some at least of the immigrants. But the careless manner in 
which names in our early New England documents have been 
spelled, copied and translated into print, has caused unsurmounted 
difficulties, and made it impossible, in certain cases, to tell from 
individual entries whether the person mentioned was or was not 
named Hodges. The same name has been given to different families, 
and the same person has been given different names. Hedge, 
Hedges, Hodge, Hodges, Hogge, Hogg and other possible syno- 
nymes are apt to be confused in the records and the copies, so that a 
person searching for any one of these names, must take note of all of 
them. Even Hodgkins may not be neglected; for Savage in his 
Genealogical Dictionary says that it was Hannah Hodges, who, on 
Jan'y 17, 1671, married John Berry of Ipswich, while the Salem 
records state that it was Hannah Hodgkins. Furthermore, in later 
years, persons named Hogg have changed their name to Hodge in a 
number of instances ; persons named Hodge have added a final s in 
some cases; and in one or two families, it is said, Hedges has 
become Hodges. 

For the purpose of determining, so far as possible, their true 
names and families, there has been prepared the following list of 
persons migrating to or living in New England in the 17th century. 
This list includes the names mentioned above except Hodgkins 
which, it may be noted, is modified in the records into Hodgskins, 
Hodgskine, Hodgekine, Hodgekins, Hodgkinson, Hoskine, Hoskins, 
Haskins and Hotchkiss. That this name could be confused with 
Hodges, did not occur to the compilers of this genealogy until late in 
their searches. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 7 

An incomplete list of persons known to have settled in the 
Southern states, the Barbadoes and the West Indies, is also given, as 
it is probable that some of these were near relatives of some of the 
New Englanders. 

The names are arranged chronologically according to the earliest 
date of appearance in the records, except where a possible or proba- 
ble relationship between certain persons has made it convenient to 
bring their names together. It is quite possible that the same per- 
son appears more than once in the lists, as is occasionally noted. 

An index of Christian names is appended to the New England list. 

A. Virginia, Bermudas and West Indies. 

\_H. = Hotten , s Lists of American Emigrants; Gen. Beg. = New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register. ~\ 

1. John Hodges died between April, 1622, and Feb. 16, 1623, "at 
ye Plantacion over against James Cittie." [i/.] This is the earliest 
date (in this book) of any one of the name in America. 

2. Elizabeth Hodges was living at James City, Feb. 16, 1623, 
and also Jan'y 30, 1624, having come from England (at some undeter- 
mined date) in the Abigaile. \H.~\ 

3. Robert Hedges was living at James City, Feb. 16, 1623, and 
" at Mulbury Hand," Jan'y 25, 1624, at the last date being 40 years 
old. [//.] George Washington's grandfather, John Washington, in his 
will mentions "land which I bought of Mr. Robert Hedges." \Gen. 
Reg. xlv, 200.] 

4. Thomas Hodges was in Maryland in 1633. ^Founders of Mary- 
land. By Rev. E. D. Neill.] 

5. John Hodges, 37 years old, was a passenger, Jan'y 2, 1634/5, 
in the ship Bonaventure for Virginia. [H.~] 

6. John Hodges, 17 years old, was a passenger, July 6, 1635, in 
the ship Paule of London for Virginia. \_H.'] 

7. John Hogg was master of the ship David, Sept. 2, 1635, with 
41 passengers bound from London to Virginia. \_H.~] 

8. John Hogg, 21 years old, was a passenger, Dec. 19, 1635, in 
the ship Falcon bound from London to Virginia. \_H.~\ 

9. Thomas Hodges, 20 years old, was a passenger, May 21, 1635, 
in the ship Matthew of London for St. Christophers. \_H.~] 

ha-™ -ir ho u ) passengers, June 10,1635, 

10. Francis Hedges, 13 years old, ' 

11. Roger Hodges, 17 years 

12. Francis Hodges, in 1652, was Secretary of Nova Scotia with 
the title of Secretary of the Commission for the Affairs of America. 
In 1655 he was Treasurer and Paymaster of the forces in the Island 
of Jamaica, and seems to have held this position until Charles II was 
"restored" to the throne of England. For in 1663 charges were 
brought against him of "unjustly detaining several sums of money 
due to his Majesty: he was by the late pretended authorities and the 
then Council of State appointed Treasurer and Paymaster of the 
forces in Jamaica." Of course an officer of Oliver Cromwell would 
be attacked by the government of Charles II. Francis Hodges 



, , ) passengers, June 10, 1635, 

, -,' )- in the ship Truelove of Lon- 

d ' ) don for the Bermudas. [IT.] 



8 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

acquired estates in Jamaica, and from him the Hodgeses of Jamaica 
are supposed to be descended. He is thought to have been a descend- 
ant of Sir Nathaniel Hodges of Middlesex, England, and related to Rev. 
Dr. Hodges, Chaplain of the House of Lords at the Eestoration, and 
also to Dr. Nathaniel Hodges who distinguished himself in his pro- 
fessional capacity during the Great Plague of London in 1665. 
[Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, 1574-1660, 1661-1668; 
Momimental Inscriptions of the British West Indies.'] 

13. Ellen Hodge and her husband Francis Eldrtdge. Certifi- 
cate for 100 acres granted to Jno. Dier, March 16, 1649/50, for bring- 
ing these into Virginia.* [Gen. Reg. xlvii, 66.] 

14. Charles Hodges. April 15, 1651. Certificate for him granted 
to Richard Joanes. 

15. Margarett Hodges. Oct. 30, 1651. Certificate for her granted 
to Savill Gaskin. 

16. Charles Hodges. Jan'y 16, 1653/4. Certificate for him 
granted to Richard Joanes. 

17. Augustine Hodges, Virginia, 1655, witnessed George Lud- 
low's will. Capt. Augustine Warner was one of the overseers. 

18. James Hogge. Oct. 17, 1664. Certificate for him granted to 
Mr. John Custis. 

19. Thomas Hodges. Nov. 15, 1665. Certificate for him granted 
to Rob'te Butt, sen'r. 

20. Edward Hodge. May 2, 1666. Certificate for him granted 
Wm, Porter. 

21. William Hodges went from Virginia to Maryland in 1665. He 
was a member of the Church of England, and of Kentish parentage. 
He settled in Maryland near Huntingfield, and died in 1697, leaving 
3 sons: — Robert, William and John. [Hanson's Hist, of Old 
Kent, Md.~\ 

22. Richard Hodges, godson, ) ™ l?^ T *l}? V oi r Virginia, 

23. Roger Hodges, witness, { d f ted ?gff 29 ' 16 ' 9 " l Gen ' Be ^ 

' ' ) xlvn, 355.] 

24. Anthony Hodges was at the Island of Montserrat, West Indies, 
with the title of Captain in 1674, and was Lieut-Governor of the 
island in 1690. He may have been the Anthony Hodges who was 
Judge of the Admiralty Court about the same time. In 1702, then 
called Colonel, he was one of the owners of the ship John & Abial, 
100 tons, built at Scituate, Mass., in 1698, and said to be the largest 
vessel built there up to this date. He was probably descended from 
Francis Hodges, above named, Secretary of Nova Scotia and Treas- 
urer of Jamaica. [Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, 
1669-1674; Monumental Inscriptions, British West Indies; Ship 
Building on North River, Plymouth Co., Mass.] 

25. Thomas Hog, buried Sept. 21, 1678, St. Michael's Parish, Bar- 
badoes. [H.] 

* For every person imported into Virginia in the early days, without regard to age, 
sex, or condition of life, 50 acres of land were granted. On making oath in the County 
Court, a certificate for the land was issued. All the certificates here mentioned were 
issued by the County Court of Lower Norfolk, Va. [Gen. Reg. xlvii, 66, 192, 193, 
196, 352.] 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 9 

26. Joan, wife of Christopher Hodges, buried Oct. 1, 1678, St. 
Michael's Parish, Barbadoes. [i£] 

27. Peter Hodges. His will, dated 1697, July 21. Late of the 
Island of East West Guersey, America, planter, now in the parish of 
St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, County of Surrey, England, unmar- 
ried. Left all his property, 200 acres of woodland, horses, cattle, 
etc., in the Island of East West Guersey, America, to his dear friend, 
Elizabeth Willis of said parish, whom he had intended to marry. 
[Gen. Beg. xxxix, 332.] 

B. New England. 

1. John Hodges of Charlestown, Mass., mariner, the first of the 
name in New England, so far as known, appears in the year 1632. In 
tracing his career, great difficulty has arisen from the statements of 
Wyman (in Charlestown Genealogies and Estates) that he married 
Mary Miller and that the Mary Hodges who married John Anderson 
on January 3, 1654/5, was his widow. No authority for Wy man's 
statements has been found by the compilers of this genealogy, some 
of whom consider the statements erroneous, while others accept them 
as probably correct. Owing to this diversity of opinion, the two 
following accounts (la and lb) of the probable career of John Hodges 
are offered. Until new documents are discovered, the matter cannot 
be decisively settled. 

la. The first account, denying the marriage of John Hodges, as- 
sumes that the name of John Hodges which occurs frequently in the 
records during a long series of years, is the name of one and the same 
person. Some of the reasons for supposing that Wyman's statements 
are erroneous are, that there is no record of the existence of any 
Mary Miller, or of any marriage of John Hodges, or of his death, 
and that Savage (in his Genealogical Dictionary) states that Mary's 
maiden name was Hodges and not Miller, for the correctness of which 
statement evidence is given below under the names of Mary Hodges 
and Joanna Hodges. Another reason for supposing that Mary was 
not John's wife or widow is the fact that, so far as known, she never 
became owner of any of John's real estate, which she would have 
inherited if she had married him. More detailed consideration of 
these reasons is given under 2a and 3a following. 

John Hodges of Charlestown, mariner, mate of the ship Lion and 
captain of the Rebecca, appears in the year 1632, takes a prominent 
position and is frequently named in documents for over twenty 
years, and then disappears without leaving any record of his birth, 
parentage or family. Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts writes 
of him often and in terms implying friendship, if not relationship. 
Hotten's Lists of Emigrants to America, and the Middlesex County 
(Mass.) Deeds and Court Records contain his name. But all his re- 
corded doings are professional and business transactions, and of gene- 
alogical matter there is not a trace. The same seems to be true of a 
man with whom John Hodges was intimately associated, Capt. Will- 
iam Peirce, perhaps the most noted shipmaster sailing into New Eng- 
land harbors in the days of the founding of Massachusetts. Capt. 



10 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

William Peirce is said to have left a brother, Capt. Michael of Scitu- 
ate, Mass., but otherwise his family seems to be entirely unknown, 
and is not mentioned in any of the Peirce genealogies. 

Prom 1622 to 1632, Capt. William Peirce was making repeated voy- 
ages between England and Massachusetts, the last two years in the 
Lion. Whether John Hodges was with him in these years is not re- 
corded ; but on Sept. 27, 1632, the Lion, with William Peirce as mas- 
ter and John Hodges as one of the mates, sailed out of Boston har- 
bor with skins and fish, bound to England by way of Virginia where, 
probably, the fish were to be exchanged for tobacco. Pive days later 
the ship was wrecked off the coast of Virginia, and on April 10, 1633, 
John Hodges arrived at Boston with news of the disaster. It was a 
heavy blow to the adventurers. The ship was owned chiefly by the 
Massachusetts Company. Gov. Winthrop lost "near £100," and 
Capt. Peirce wrote, " my whole estate (for ye most parte) is taken 
away." After this wreck and while waiting for a position on another 
vessel, it is highly probable that John Hodges resided in Charles- 
town. At least, the name of John Hodges is inscribed as an inhabi- 
tant of this town in 1633. 

In November, 1633, the Rebecca, of about 60 tons, was built at 
Medford, Mass., for Gov. Matthew Cradock and his partners, and 
William Peirce was given command. Perhaps John Hodges was 
mate. We know that on Dec. 18, 1634, the Rebecca, Capt. William 
Peirce, sailed from Massachusetts for England; and on April 6 and 
9, 1635, the Rebecca, Capt. John Hodges, was at London taking pas- 
sengers and freight for New England. In 1635 and 1636 John 
Hodges was making constant trips in the Rebecca, plying between 
Boston and Connecticut, with letters and commissions of Gov. 
John Winthrop, senior, of Massachusetts and Gov. John Winthrop, 
junior, of Connecticut, going north to the Isle of Sable for sea-horse 
and cows, and south to Bermuda, whence he returned with " 30,000 
weight of potatoes and store of oranges and limes. " Early in 1637 
Matthew Cradock in London wrote to Gov. Winthrop in Boston, 
directing that John Hodges should resume command of the Rebecca 
and take this ship with her "ordynance," and victualled for three 
months, to Virginia. Why "resume" is not stated, nor whether 
John Hodges and the Rebecca made this voyage. 

At this date both John Hodges, in his capacity of Captain, and the 
Rebecca disappear finally from all known records with three possible 
exceptions. Two of these exceptions, in Dec. 1649 and Oct. 1664, 
will be mentioned later in due chronological order ; the third is sim- 
ply the fact that a vessel described as " the pinke Rebecca, Thomas 
Williams, commander, " in July 1679, was taking emigrants from the 
Barbadoes to Virginia. But it seems almost beyond doubt that Cap- 
tain John Hodges was the " John Hodges, mariner, " of Charlestown, 
where he first appears in 1633, as above stated, where he owned land 
as early as 1636 (at least), and where he can be traced for many 
years. In March, 1637, he was allotted land in Charlestown on the 
Mystic side (now Maiden), and in 1638 he owned eleven lots in the 
town. Some of these lots he sold or exchanged ; what became of the 



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rest has not been discovered. Nothing further of him has been found 
until 1647, when he exchanged one of his Charlestown lots. In Oct. 
1649, Richard Poole of Wapping, near London, mariner, made him 
his sole agent and attorney in New England. In Feb. 3 649/50 
" John Hodges " was master of a galliote bound from Boston to Vir- 
ginia. In Oct. 1650, " Mr. Hodges " testified at Middlesex County 
Court in the suit of the President of Harvard College vs William 
Pierce and Richard Webb, administrators of the estate of William 
Pierce deceased. In Oct. 1654, Mr. John Hodges, mariner, and 
widow Alice Rand, both of Charlestown, made an agreement to ex- 
change land, and acknowledged the agreement in May, 1655. 

Not long after the last date, John Hodges seems to have gone to 
London and settled there. For in March, 1655, Samuel Ward of 
Hull, Mass., executed an acknowledgment of debt and bond, in 
which he agreed to give John Hodges, " before his going from New 
England," bills of exchange on London ; and in August of the same 
year, Thomas Broughton of Boston drew bills of exchange for 
one hundred pounds sterling, payable to John Hodges in London in 
Dec. 1655. John Hodges, on April 16, 1658, at Deptford, London, 
acknowledged payment of the money owed him, as above, by Samuel 
Ward. Finally in a letter dated " Whithart Court, London," Oct. 21, 
1664, Priscilla Reade wrote a letter to Gov. John Winthrop of Con- 
necticut, in which Capt John Hodges may be referred to : — " Pr'ses 
[presumably Priscilla's, referring to the writer's daughter] humbel 
sarves to yourself, wt her ants & dear respacts to har cosans all. 
All frinds els desir ye like. Mr. Hoges & his wif. Capt. Mico has 
been a widower this twelmonth," etc. 

lb. The second account assumes that the records refer to more than 
one person of the name of John Hodges, based on the opinion that 
Wyman and Frothingham are right in saying that John Hodges, 
mariner, of Charlestown, married Mary Miller. 

The only obstacle to this belief is, that a John Hodges was alive 
and actively transacting business after Jan. 3, 1654/5, when Mary 
(Miller) Hodges married John Anderson. But why is this neces- 
sarily the same John Hodges ? Why not his son ? What proof is 
there that John Hodges of ships Lion and Rebecca did not die 
between 1650, when he testifies in the suit of Harvard College vs 
Wm. Pierce and others, and 1655, when his widow married John 
Anderson ? 

About this time a John Hodges, probably their eldest son, deter- 
mines to live in England, his home perhaps being broken up by the 
second marriage of his mother. He it is who exchanges land with 
Alice Rand, sells four "cowes" to Samuel Ward, for which the bond 
mentioned in the previous account was given, and records the power 
of attorney given by Richard Poole in 1649. 

If this opinion be correct, it accounts for Nicholas Hodges [No. 19], 
of Plymouth, Mass., (so known and called from 1643 to 1665) having 
in his will of the latter date styled himself " Nicholas Miller, alias 
Hodges." The word "alias" was often used in this way to give the 
mother's name and without implying illegitimacy [See Notes and 



12 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

Queries, 7th Series, xii, 401, 450.] It was also often used to estab- 
lish some honorable descent. For instance, some of the Hodges family 
in Somersetshire, England, were descended from Eichard Brooke, 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer in the reign of King Henry VIII, so 
that Bichard Hodges of that county was married in 1596 thus : — 
"Richard Brooke alias Hodges, to Johanna Courte ;" and his wife 
was buried under the same title, Jan. 4, 1611/12, " Joan, wife of 
Richard Brooke alias Hodges." 

In 1643 Nicholas Hodges was " able to bear arms," and therefore 
at least 16 years of age. This would oblige us to assume that John 
Hodges and Mary Miller were married before his first recorded ap- 
pearance in Boston in 1632; but that is quite probable. 

That John Hodges had a residence in Charlestown and was a large 
land owner there, is certain. That he had such a home without wife 
or child, is improbable. It seems likely then that he and Mary Miller 
were the parents, not only of John and Nicholas, but of Thomas 
Hodges [No. 31] who, in 1663, married Elizabeth (Blackleach) 

Rasor, and of Humphrey Hodges [No. 33] who married Mary , 

and had sons Humphrey, Faircliffe and Thomas. Besides these four 
sons, John, Nicholas, Thomas and Humphrey, John Hodges had prob- 
ably two daughters, at least : — Mary Hodges, [No. 21] who mar- 
ried, in 1646, Robert Taylor of Newport; and Sarah Hodges [No. 28,] 
who married, in 1653, Thomas Moore of Cambridge. Mary (Hodges) 
Taylor named her second son John, her first son having been named 
Robert for his father. Sarah (Hodges) Moore, had but one son, called 
Thomas for his father. Besides these children, it is not impossible 
that George Hodges [No. 30], who appears in Salem in 1662, was son 
of John, as well as Robert Hodges [No. 34], also of Salem, later of 
Boston. 

It certainly seems reasonable to suppose that so many persons of 
the name of Hodges, occurring in the second generation in Charles- 
town, were the children of John and Mary (Miller) Hodges, and there 
are some facts corroborating such a belief, viz : — 

In 1649 a John Hodges is master of a " galliote bound to G-uiney." 
That is hardly a command worthy of John Hodges, formerly master 
of the ship Rebecca, but quite credible if the John Hodges is his son, 
and accounts for the latter being afterward also called "mariner." 

Nicholas establishes his claim to be a son by giving the name of 
Miller at his death. 

Humphrey's name is his claim. In somewhat extended researches 
among the English Hodgeses, the name of Humphrey has not been 
found. But there was a Humphrey Miller living in Charlestown at 
the time. 

The chief reason for thinking that George Hodges of Salem may 
have gone there from Charlestown, is that his first wife, Mary Hud- 
son, was probably the daughter of Francis Hudson, the well-known 
Charlestown ferryman. The only child of that marriage, Katharine, 
married, in Boston, Benjamin Deland, and persons of that name, pos- 
sibly her descendants, early appeared in Maiden, first known as 
" Mystic Side," where much of the land of John Hodges, of Charles- 



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town, lay. There are also reasons for thinking that George Hodges 
of Salern may have been connected with Nicholas Hodges alias Miller 
of Plymouth. The first mention of George Hodges is in the will of 
Eobert Gray ; and Edward Gray was a debtor to the estate of Nicholas 
Hodges. Intimate connection between the Millers, Grays and Hodgeses 
in England can be shown, and it should be borne in mind that marriages 
in the early days of America often took place between persons already 
allied in England either by blood or by friendship. William Crowe 
was also a debtor to Nicholas Hodges's estate, and Mehitable Miller, 
daughter of James Miller of Charlestown, had married John Crowe of 
Yarmouth. 

[Note about the Grays. John Miller of Came, Dorset, England, 
married Anne, daughter of Giles Winterhay. They had several sons 

one of whom, Jasper Miller, married Mary, daughter of Yarde, 

relict of Christopher Gray; and another son, Lawrence, married (1st) a 

daughter of Adyn, and (2nd) a daughter of Angell Smith, relict of 

George Gray. The oldest son of John and Anne (Winterhay) Miller, 
Sir Eobert Miller, married (1st) Dorothy Basley, daughter of Henry 
Basley of the Isle of Wight, and (2nd) Margaret, daughter of Eobert 
Freak of Wren (or Iwerne), Courtney, Dorset. Margaret Freak's old- 
est sister, Alice Freak (or Mary, according to another account) married 
William Hodges of Ilchester, Somerset. The brother of these two 
sisters, Sir Thomas Freke, (b. 1553, d. 1623) married Elizabeth, only 
daughter of John Taylor, Esq. Eemember that Mary Hodges, of 
Charlestown, married Eobert Taylor of Newport. Eemember also 
Nicholas Hodges's legacies to the Hoskins family, evidently descend- 
ants of James Hodges of Somerset. One could go on ad infinitum 
with these connections of the Grays, Hodgeses and Millers. For in- 
stance: Nathaniel Hodges married Susanne Gray, Oct. 9, 1618. 
Elizabeth Throgmorton married (1st) John Gifford, (2nd) William 
Hodges, (3rd) George Petta. Among her Gifford children were : 
i. Grisogond, who married Edward Gray ; ii. Cicely, who married Hum- 
phrey Freere, a nephew of Joyce Freere who married Christopher 
Hodges; iii. Joan, who married Amias Chichester, and whose son, 
Philip Chichester, married Katharine, daughter of William Proute and 
widow of William Hodges. And John Benbowe, Clerk of the Crown 
in 1623, married. (1st) Dorothy, daughter of William Proute ; (2nd) 
Katharine, daughter of Eobert Sparke; (3rd) on Feb. 29, 1619, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of William Hodges of Ilchester.] 

2. Mary Hodges, Charlestown, Mass., m. 1654/5 Jan'y 3, Charles- 
town, John Anderson, as his 2nd wife. He d. 1677 Sept. 28, Boston. 
She d., prob. at Boston, early in 1693, her will being proved March 
11, 1692/3. 

2 children born in Boston : — 
i. Joanna Anderson, b. 1655 Dec. 25; d. prob. before Nov. 6, 1689 
(not named in her mother's will); m. between about Aug. 1675 

and Sept. 25, 1677, Newman (ace. to wills of her brother and 

her father.) 
ii. Anna Anderson, b. 1657 May 5; d. 1659/60 March 12, Boston. 

John Anderson was a shipwright of Boston, whose first wife, Jane, 



14 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

died May 4, 1654. He seems to have been a man of position, as in the 
record of his marriage he is given the title of respect, "Mr. John 
Anderson." His wife, at the same time, is entitled " Mrs.," which 
term in those days usually was employed to denote good social posi- 
tion, but possibly may have indicated previous matrimony. John 
Anderson had by his first wife at least 7 children, who married into 
highly respectable families. A granddaughter was wife of the famous 
Cotton Mather. A son Henry resided in Bantam on the island of 
Java, where he died, leaving considerable property. An abstract of 
his will, dated Aug. 18, 1675, proved in England Feb. 12, 1675/6, in 
which he mentions (among others) his sister Joanna Anderson, is given 
in the Gen. Beg. xlvi, 334. John Anderson's will, in which he names 
his daughter Joanna Newman, dated Sept. 25, 1677, was proved at 
Boston Oct. 1, 1677, and may be found in the Suffolk County Probate 
Becords, vi, 205. It was proved also in England, and an abstract is 
given in the Gen. Beg. xlvi, 335. 

Mary Hodges, as stated before, is said by Wyman to have been the 
widow of John Hodges of Charlestown, [No. 1] her maiden name 
being Miller. Concerning the correctness of Wyman's statement, 
there are two opinions. 

2a. First Opinion. Mary's maiden name was probably Hodges, not 
Miller, and probably she was not the wife of John Hodges. Wyman 
seems to have made an over-hasty conclusion from two indecisive 
records — the only ones capable of being construed in favor of his 
statement, which have been found after a long and careful search. 
These two records are: — (1) the marriage record of "Mrs. Hodges 
and Mr. John Anderson;" (2) the phrase in Mary's will, "My 
brother George Miller of Swanzey, England." 

With regard to the first point, if any inference at all is to be drawn, 
it is that, according to the customs of the time, Mary was of so high 
social standing that designating her as "Mistress Hodges" was con- 
sidered sufficient identification by the recorder. Had she been a 
widow, she probably would have been called " Widow Mary Hodges " 
or " Widow Hodges." 

With regard to the second point, it is to be noted that Mary, in her 
will, applied the terms "my son," "my daughter," "my grandchild," 
and "my grandson" to persons who were the children, children-in-law 
and grandchildren of John Anderson by his first wife, and therefore 
not relatives of Mary. Thus, " my son John Phillips " was the hus- 
band of Katharine, daughter of John and Jane Anderson. This fact 
shows the possibility that, by the term "my brother" George Miller, 
my brother-in-law, or even my husband's brother-in-laiv, may be meant. 
At least, without corroborative evidence, it is unsafe to conclude that 
George Miller was her own brother. And no such evidence has as 
yet been produced. 

In her will Mary mentions "my sister Joanna." There is cor- 
roborative evidence in this case that Joanna was own sister to Mary, 
as Wyman seems to have regarded her. There is also evidence that 
Joanna's maiden name was Hodges, although this is not proven. This 
will be explained more fully under Joanna's name [No. 3a]. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTUBY IMMIGRANTS. 15 

There being, so far as known, no record of previous marriage of 
Mary, or of the marriage or death of John Hodges, or of the existence 
of any Mary Miller who could be identified with this Mary Hodges, 
or of Mary's ever having owned any of the real estate of John 
Hodges ; while on the other hand, there is evidence (such as it is) 
that Mary was sister of the Joanna whose name follows on this list, 
and also that this Joanna's maiden name was Hodges, and since, 
moreover, Mary certainly owned none of John Hodges's property 
when she made her will, and makes no reference in this will to any of 
the Hodges family ; — in view of the above facts, it is thought prob- 
able that Mary's maiden name was Mary Hodges, and that Wyman's 
surmise may be rejected. Moreover, it is a noteworthy fact that 
Nicholas Davison in his will calls Mary "my sister-in-law Mary 
Hodges [now] wife of my brother-in-law John Anderson." 

2b. Second Opinion. That Mary Hodges, who married John Ander- 
son, had been previously the wife of John Hodges, and that her 
maiden name was Miller, as Wyman states, is probable from the will of 
Nicholas Miller alias Hodges, and from the name of Humphrey 
occurring for the first time in the Hodges family, as has been already 
stated in the second opinion of John Hodges. It is also probable 
from the evidence in Mary's will. She there calls George Miller, of 
Swanzea in Wales, her brother, and although she assumes as children 
and grandchildren all the descendants of John Anderson by his first 
wife, even going so far as to call her step-son's, David Anderson's, 
widow her " daughter Katharine," wife to Capt. Kichard Sprague, it 
is not fair to assume that she would call a man in Swanzea, Wales, 
her brother, if he were not really a relative, especially as no connec- 
tion has been shown between him and the Andersons. 

It is true that her will ignores any Hodges relations or descendants. 
But on the death of John Hodges, if he was her first husband, his 
property was probably divided among his children, the widow also 
taking her share, but having at the time of her death, nearly forty 
years later, little to leave that she had not received from Mr. Ander- 
son. Besides, of her Hodges children, assuming that John, Nicholas, 
Thomas, Humphrey, George, Kobert, Mary and Sarah were hers, we 
know that Nicholas was dead ; Humphrey does not appear after 1677, 
fifteen years earlier ; Thomas does not appear after 1671 ; John we 
assume to have gone to England ; Bobert had died in 1685 ; the hus- 
bands of both daughters were certainly dead and probably these 
daughters were also deceased; leaving George the only one living, 
and that he was her son is by no means established. Under these 
circumstances, it is not at all strange that, having been identified for 
nearly 40 years with John Anderson's family, her bequests should 
have been mostly to them. 

3. Joanna Hodges (or perhaps Miller), of Charlestown, Mass., 
1647 or earlier, d. 1699 Oct. 30, Newbury, Mass. She m. (1) Nicho- 
las 1 Davison, b. 1610 or 1611 ; d. 1664. She m. (2), 1674/5 Jan'y 6, 
Newbury, Mass., Bichard Kent Jr. of Newbury, who d. without 
issue, 1689 Nov. 25, Newbury. 

2 children born in Charlestown : — 



16 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

i. Sarah* Davison, b. 1647 Dec. 31; d. 1678 Dec. 13; m. 1665 
March 29, Charlestown, Joseph Lyncle of Charlestown, son of 
Dea. Thomas Lynde of Charlestown. 
ii. Major Daniel 2 Davison, b. 1650/1 Jan'y 9; went to Newbury, 
Mass., where he became prominent ; m. 1673 Dec. 16, Dover, 
N. H., Abigail Coffin, dau. of Peter & Abigail (Starbuck) Coffin 
of Dover. 

Nicholas Davison was one of the chief men of Charlestown, and an 
agent of Gov. Matthew Cradock. On March 26, 1655, he made his 
will, doubtless in view of the voyage which he made this year to the 
Barbadoes and thence to England. He came back in the Speedwell 
in 1656, his age then being 45 years. He died, leaving a good estate, 
in 1664, his will being proved July 11, 1664. In his will he men- 
tioned : — wife Joan, who received one-third of the estate ; children, 
Daniel and Sarah, who received two-thirds ; brother John, where- 
abouts unknown ; sister-in-law Mary Hodges, wife of brother-in-law 
John Anderson ; nepheivs, Em. Rash and Jean Bash, abroad ; children 
of brother Jeremy Davison deceased, who lived at Lynn, England, as 
late as 1652. 

Joanna's maiden name is given as Hodges by Savage, and Miller by 
Wyman. On this point two opinions are offered, as in the cases of 
John Hodges and Mary Hodges. 

3a. First Opinion. Joanna's maiden name was probably Hodges. 
No reason has been found for the supposition that it was Miller except 
that, if Joanna and Mary Hodges (last mentioned) were sisters, and 
if Mary's maiden name was Miller, then Joanna's must have been 
Miller also. Wyman evidently considered Mary and Joanna to be 
sisters, and this is the opinion of the present writer. Mary in her 
will called Joanna "my sister," and Joanna's husband in his will 
called Mary « my sister-in-law." But under Mary's name the theory 
has been advanced that Mary's maiden name was not Miller but 
Hodges ; and evidence is now offered that Joanna's maiden name was 
Hodges. 

This evidence is the Davison pedigree printed in Vol. 8 of MunselVs 
American Ancestry, derived from a family record owned by Mr. S. M. 
Davison of Fishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y., and written by Mr. Davison's 
grandfather from unstated authorities. This record, in part, is as 
follows: — 

" Joan Hodges married in 1630 Nicholas 1 Davidson of Charlestown, 
Mass. He was the son of Nicholas Davidson of Dingwall Castle, 
Scotland, and Lynn, England, and grandson of Malcolm Davidson 
of Scotland, and was born in 1611 in Lynn, England. They had a 
son, Daniel 2 Davidson, born April 8, 1639, in Charlestown, Mass., 
who married Margaret Lowe. He in turn had six sons, but only one 
of these lived to represent the family, viz : — Peters Davidson, born 
1670 at Charlestown, married March 6, 1695, Ann Preston." 

Premising that Joan is the same name as Joanna, and that Nicholas 
Davison's name was often spelled Davidson, the following partial 
record of Joanna's family is given here for the purpose of com- 
parison : — 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTUBY IMMIGRANTS. 17 

Joanna married Nicholas 1 Davison of Charlestown, Mass. He 
was born in 1610 or 1611 in England, and had a brother who lived 
in Lynn, England. They had a son Daniel 2 Davison, born Jan'y 9, 
1650/1 in Charlestown, Mass., who married Abigail Coffin, daughter 
of Peter. Daniel 2 in turn had 7 children, of whom the youngest 
was Peter 3 , born Oct. 20, 1692, and the oldest son was Nicholas 3 , 

born in 1680. Nicholas 3 married Ann , and had Daniel 4 Davison 

who married Margaret Ogelby. The authorities for this record of 
Joanna are: — Charlestown town records; Newbury town records; 
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary ; The Coffin Family, Boston, 1870; 
and Coffin's History of Newbury. 

While there are important differences in the dates and marriages 
of these two records, there is certainly a striking similarity, so that 
one can hardly doubt that the same family is referred to in both. 

ob. Second Opinion. Since all the evidence on which to found any 
opinion as to the maiden name of Joanna Davison rests on the facts 
that Mary Anderson calls her "sister" in her will, and Nicholas Davi- 
son, in his will, calls Mary Anderson his "sister-in-law," it follows 
that, having expressed the belief that Mary Anderson's maiden name 
was Miller, Joanna's must necessarily be the same, in this opinion. 
Savage and Wyman do not agree, it is true, but both apparently 
make their statements on the basis of this relationship. The David- 
son pedigree in MunselVs American Ancestry has some marked dis- 
crepancies with authoritative records. It is said to be based on a 
manuscript record, and it is at least possible that the original com- 
piler gave Joan Davidson the maiden name of Hodges, taking 
Savage as authority without question. 

4. John Hedge, age about 24, was at Lynn, Mass., in 1634. [Savage'] 

5. William 1 Hedge (printed also Hedges and Edge) of Lynn, 
Mass.; freeman, May 14, 1634; removed to Sandwich and then to 
Yarmouth, Mass. ; died 1670 ; married twice ; first wife's name un- 
known ; second wife was Blanche, widow of Tristram Hull. He 
was founder of the Hedge family of Plymouth, Mass. 

9 children at least, order of birth unknown : — 

i. Elizabeth* Hedge, b. 1646 May 21 ; m. 1665/6 Jan'y 4, Jonathan 
Barnes. 

ii. Mary* Hedge, b. 1648 ; m. a son of Edward Sturgis. 

iii. Abraham 2 Hedge. 

iv. Sarah* Hedge, m. Matthews. 

v. Elisha* Hedge, m. Mary. Had:— John 3 Hedge, who m. 1699/1700 
Jan'y 25, Thankful Lathrop ; and perhaps Elizabeth 3 Hedge, who 
m. 1687 Nov. 14, Barnabas Lathrop, Jr., and Mary 3 Hedge who 
m. 1690/1 Feb. 25, Josiah Thatcher. 

vi. William 2 Hedge. Probably the William Hedge who m. Elizabeth, 
and had, at Bristol, B. I. : — Elizabeth 3 Hedge, b. and d. 1682/3 
Feb. 15; John 3 Hedge, b. 1685 April 4, d. 1687 July 17, Bristol; 
and Elizabeth 3 Hedge, again, b. 1687 May 5. 

vii. John 2 Hedge, d. 1679. His brothers Elisha and Lemuel ap- 
pointed to administer his estate, April 11, 1679. 

viii. Lemuel 2 Hedge. 



18 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

ix. Mercy 2 Hedge. 

6. Elisha Hedge, Plymouth, Mass., June 1662, July 5, 1670, and 
1671 ; was evidently a relative, and probably the son, of William 1 
Hedge [No. 5] whose will he proved. 

7. Peter Hogg was in Saco, Me., in 1635 and 1636. 

8. Richard Hodges, Hogge, Hogg, and possibly Hodge and Hoag, 
appears in only one entry (witness to a deed, July 7, 1645) under the 
guise of Hodges. In all the others so far found, his name is written 
Hogge or Hogg, and there is a possibility of its having been pro- 
nounced either Hodge or Hoag and spelled in one of these ways by 
the next generation. He was a tailor and lived in Boston from 1637 
to about 1652. His residence before and after this period is unknown. 
Perhaps the family moved to Connecticut, becoming Hodge, or possi- 
bly to Newbury, Mass., assuming the name of Hoag; or perhaps 
Richard was a member of the First Church in Boston, where four of 
his children were baptized, in each case being called the child of "our 
brother Richard Hogge." His wife's name was Joan. On Jan'y 7, 
1639/40, he was granted a great lot for 5 heads at the Mount, i.e. 
Mount Wollaston, now Braintree. He was made freeman May 13, 
1640. He lived on the east side of Washington street, on the 3rd 
lot south of Milk street, where he had a house and garden which he 
sold in 1645 to John Lake. In the Book of Possessions, compiled 
about 1652, Richard Hogg is the only person mentioned as owning 
land in Boston, whose name can be twisted into any resemblance of 
Hodges. 

Children born in Boston : — 

i. Joseph Hogge,'b. 1637 Dec. — ; bapt. 1639 Aug. 25. [There was a 
Joseph Hodg, adult inhabitant of West Springfield, Mass., April 
7, 1707.] 

ii. Mary Hogge, b. 1641 July 16; bapt. 1641 July 22; d. soon. 

iii. John Hogge, b. 1643/4 March 4 ; bapt. 1643/4 March 10. It 
seems possible that he was the John Hoag [No. 17] of Newbury, 
Mass, who d. 1728, aged 85. Or perhaps he was the John Hodge 
[No. 32] of Killing worth, Conn., who married Susannah Den- 
slow, Aug. 1, 1666. 

iv. Mary Hogge, b. 1646/7 Peb. 3 ; bapt. 1646/7 Feb. 7. 

9. John Hogges and Hogg. Relationship with this gentleman 
probably will not be claimed eagerly by any New England family ; for 
although given the title of "Mr.," which denoted high social standing, 
his existence is known only through the records of the Court in 
Boston where, from Sept. 1637 to Jan'y 1641, he was repeatedly 
fined for drunkenness. Early in 1641 he departed to England. 

10. John Hogg, " perhaps only a transient," was in Massachusetts 
in 1639, says Savage, referring to Felt as his authority. A search 
through the publications of Joseph B. Felt failed to discover the name. 
Perhaps he was the preceding gentleman, or one or more of the next 
following Johns. 

11. John Hogg. In Thomas Lechford's Note Book [Cambridge, 
Mass., 1885] occurs this entry: — "In the Cort at Boston (10) 1. 
1640 [March 10, 1640/1]. The peticion of John Hogg, brother of 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 19 

Roger Hogg (1-6)." This is the whole entry. An entry 12 days 
later refers to " one Roger Hogge " who apparently was living in 
London. 

12. John Hodges, Salisbury, Mass., about 1640. An original set- 
tler. He went back to London, and in April 1647, describing him- 
self as " citizen and cooper of London," gave his friends, John Check- 
ley of London and John Harrison of Boston, power of attorney to 
collect rents on, and to lease or sell, his house and the lands 
assigned to him in Salisbury. 

13. John Hedges, fined at Salem Court, Dec. 29, 1643. This name, 
written Hedges in the records, has been copied and printed, incorrectly, 
Hodges. 

14. William Hedges was on the jury at the court held at Salem, 
March 27, 1637/8. The name has frequently been copied incorrectly 
Hodges. This person has not been identified, but it seems probable 
that he was either William 1 Hodges [No 18], founder of the Taunton 
branch (whose name was written always Hedges in the Plymouth 
Colony records), or else William* Hedges of Southampton, Long 
Island (a place colonized in great measure from Massachusetts), whose 
life before enrollment in 1644 as inhabitant of Southampton is 
unknown. This William Hedges died in 1674, leaving a wife 
Rose, 4 daughters (his will does not give their names), and these two 
sons : — 

i. Stephen* Hedges, b. 1634/5 Jan'y ; d. 1734 July 7, aged 100 years. 
He married and had : — 

(1) John 3 Hedges, of East Hampton, L. I., b. 1670 ; m. Ruth 

Stratton. 

(2) Daniel 3 Hedges, of Sagg, L. I., b. 1677 ; m. 1703, Abigail 

Baker. 

(3) William 3 Hedges, of East Hampton, b. 1679 ; m. 1705, Abiah 
Mulford (wife Zerviah is named in his will). One of his 
children, Ezekiel* Hedges, bapt. 1719, was noted for his 
piety, moved before the Revolution to Patchogue, L. I., and 
left children. The name of his son, Ezekiel 5 , has been 
printed Hodges, and some of his descendants, there is reason 
to think, now bear this name. 

ii. Isaac 2 Hedges, b. about 1636, d. 1677; m. Joanna Barnes. He 
had several children, but the only one whose name has been 
obtained was : — 

(1) Isaacs Hedges. Married and had at least 11 children, of 

whom 4 were born in the 17th century : — Samuel 4 Hedges, 

b. 1684 or 1685 ; Abraham* Hedges, b. 1692 ; Isaac 4 Hedges, 

b. about 1695 ; and Jacob* Hedges, b. 1698. 

[Eor further facts, see Hist, of Southampton, L. I. — By G. R. 

Howell, Albany, 1887.] 

15. Andrew Hodges, Ipswich, 1639 ; died at Ipswich, Dec. — 1665, 
evidently leaving no children. He m. (1) Ann, who died at Ipswich, 
Nov. 15, 1658. He m. (2) Nov. 27, 1659, Lydia Browne, widow of 
Abraham Browne of Watertown, Mass. His name appears first at 
Ipswich on Aug. 26, 1639, when he bought 7 acres of land lying near 



20 SEVENTEENTH-CENTXIBY IMMIGRANTS. 

the highway to Jeffries Neck. He subsequently acquired other real 
estate, and was prominent in town affairs. He made quite a long 
will, dated Oct. 11, 1 665, proved March 27, 1666, which is on file in 
Vol. XI, folio 96, Office of Clerk of Courts, Salem. In this will no 
children are mentioned ; a nephew, Giles Birdley, was the principal 
legatee. Andrew bequeathed five shillings a year forever to the poor 
of Ipswich, and five pounds to Harvard College for the benefit of poor 
scholars. He left property also to the following persons : — 
i. Wife Lydia. She returned to Watertown, where her children by 

her first husband lived, and there died Sept. 27, 1686. 
ii. Theophilus Wilson, one of the overseers of his will, 20 shil- 
lings, 
iii. Mary Qicilter, 40 shillings. She had been a maidservant of Eev. 
Nathaniel Rogers, a former pastor of Ipswich church, and 
perhaps had been in the service of Andrew Hodges, 
iv. Mr. Cobbit, 40 shillings. Probably Eev. Thomas Cobbit, minister 

at Ipswich at this date, 
v. Goodman Walden, 40 shillings. The writing is defaced and possi- 
bly this is goodiuife; but it looks more like goodman, and the 
copy of the will reads Edward Walden. There was an Edward 
Walden or Walderne living then in Ipswich, whether related to 
Andrew or not, is unknown. Walden and Alderne are supposed 
to be the same name, and Thomas Alderne of London, England, 
in his will dated 1656, mentioned " Aunt Hodges." 
vi. Henry Bennet, 5 pounds. Henry Bennet, born about 1625, w T as in 
Salem as early as 1638, went to Ipswich about 1639, and lived 
about eight years with Andrew Hodges, as he himself testified 
Oct. 29, 1695. 
vii. Giles Birdley, nephew of Andrew Hodges, inherited the rest of 
the estate. Giles Birdley or Burley was of Ipswich, where he 
died in 1668. His wife, Rebecca, was born in 1626, and married 
(2nd), at Ipswich, Jan'y 7, 1668/9, Abraham Fitt of Ipswich. 
Giles 1 Birdley had (at least) 4 children : — i. A?idreic 2 Burley, b. 
1657 Sept. 5 ; d. 1718 Eeb. 1 ; m. 1681 March 14, Ipswich, Mary 
Conant. ii. James 2 Burley, b. 1659 Feb. 10; d. about 1721, 
Exeter, N. H. ; m. Rebecca Stacey, dau. of Thomas & Susanna 
(Worcester) Stacey. iii and iv, twins, John 2 Burley and Giles 2 
Burley, b. 1662 July 13. 

16. Thomas Hedger, of Warwick, E. I., May 1, 1639. He resided 
at Warwick many years, but no trace of his family is seen on the 
records [Savage."] 

17. Johx Hoag, Hoeg, Hoegs and Hoge, Newbury, Mass., "born 
1643, died 1728, aged 85," was possibly the John Hodge [No. 8, iii], 
son of " our brother Eichard Hogge," who was born at Boston, 
1643/4 March 4. He m. 1669 April 21, Newbury, Ebenezer Emery, 
(daughter of John Emery) whose birth is thus recorded: "Ebenezer, 
a daughter, 16 Sept. 1648, being Monday [Sept. 16 was really 
Saturday] morning, two hours before day." 

Children born in Newbury, Mass. : — 
i. John Hoag,\). 1669/70 Eeb. 2; d. 1703. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTUBY IMMIGRANTS. 21 

ii. Jonathan Hoag, b. 1671 Oct. 23; m. 1703 Sept. 15, Newbury, 

Martha Goodwin. 
iii. "A daughter," b. 1674 Oct. 7. 
iv. Joseph Hoag, b. 1676/7 Jan'y 10; m. pub. at Amesbury, Mass., 

1707 April 5, Sarah Goodwin of Amesbury. 
v. " A daughter," b. 1678/9 Jan'y 4. 
vi. Hannah Hoag, b. 1682/3 Jan'y 3 ; m. pub. at Amesbury, 1706 

April 27, John Jones of Amesbury. 
vii. Judith Hoag, b. 1687 April 20 ; m. pub. at Amesbury, 1721 April 

30, Thomas Nichols of Amesbury. 
The births of these children are from the Newbury records which 
do not state the names of the third and the fifth children. It may 
be suspected that one of these so-called " daughters " was the 
Benjamin Hoag of Newbury who m. 1702 June 23, Sarah Norris of 
Exeter. 

18. William 1 Hodges, of Taunton, appears first with certainty on 
the list, dated August 1643, of those able to bear arms, between the 
ages of 16 and 60. He was the founder of the Taunton branch, and 
an account of him is given in the chapter devoted to this branch. 
His name occurs always as Hodges in documents originating at 
Taunton, and always as Hedges in the Plymouth Colony records. 
Possibly he was the William Hedges [No. 14] who was on the jury 
at Salem Court, March 27, 1637/8. 

19. Nicholas Hodges alias Miller, of Plymouth, first appears in 
the military list of August 1643. On August 15, 1645, he went out 
in the First Company of Plymouth " sent forth in the late Expedition 
against the Narrohiggansetts [Narragansett Indians] & their Con- 
federats," and served 17 days. On Oct. 24, 1665, " being very sick 
& weake, but in perfect memory, waiting upon god, hopeing for 
mercy through the blood of Christ," he made his will. He probably 
died the January following, as letters of administration were granted 
to William Haskins, Feb. 6, 1665/6. His bequests were to : — 

i. Four children of William Hoskins, small legacies. 

ii. David Ramsden. 

iii. Hannah Beife, his butter pot. 

iv. Peter Beife, his house, land, etc. 

Edward Gray, William Crowe and Samuel Sturtivant were 

debtors to the estate. 

William Hos7cins and Peter Beife were witnesses. 
A search for the names mentioned in the will has failed to reveal 
the family connections of Nicholas Hodges. The chief legatee was 
Peter Beife, who might be supposed to be a relative, but nothing is 
known of Peter or his family. On March 5, 1683/4, William Hoskins 
was appointed administrator of the estate of Peter Kiffe, deceased; 
and Eichard Biff was in the list of freemen of Salem in 1678. These 
are the only instances in which the name of Keiffe or Eiffe has been 
found. 

William Hoskins was of Plymouth and then of Taunton. He mar- 
ried (1st), at Plymouth, Nov. 22, 1636, Sarah Cushman, and (2nd), at 
Plymouth, Dec. 31, 1638, Ann Hynes or Hinde, who was born in 



22 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

England. He lost all his property in King Philip's war and was pen- 
sioned. His name is spelled variously as Haskins, Hoskins, Hodgs- 
kine, Hodgekins, Hodgkinson and Hoskine. We do not know whether 
William Hoskins was related to Nicholas Hodges ; but English 
researches show that James Hodges of Somerton, Somersetshire, in 
his will proved in 1601, named his daughter Anne and her husband 
Peter Hoskins or Hoskyns, who was living in Devonshire in 1623. 

Nicholas Hodges has the alias of Miller in his will. The reason 
is not yet definitely known. William Crowe, who was one of the 
debtors of the estate, and the Rev. John Miller of Yarmouth mar- 
ried sisters. Perhaps Nicholas, who begins his will with a pious 
expression of hope and trust, had been in the family of Rev. John 
Miller. The name of Miller occurs in connection with that of Mary 
Hodges [No. 2] who married John Anderson, and in the 2nd opinion 
[2£] concerning Mary, the theory is advanced that she may have been 
the mother of Nicholas. 

20. Richard Hedges was fined at Salem Court, Dec. 29, 1643, 
as was also John Hedges [No. 13]. 

21. Mary Hodges m. 1646 Nov. — , Robert Taylor, of Scituate, 
Mass., and later of Newport, R. I. He died 1687/8, Jan'y 13. Their 
children were: — i. Mary; ii. Ann; iii. Margaret; iv. Robert; v. 
John ; vi. Peter ; vii. James. 

22. Thomas Hogg was in New Haven, Conn., in 1646 or earlier 
\_Savage~\. The inventory of the estate of Thomas Hogge of New 
Haven was taken June 1, 1685 [N. H. Prob. Bee. Vol. 1, part i. p. 
206]. Daniel Hogge, 1672, was one of the first planters at Wall- 
ingf ord, Conn., apparently coming from New Haven [Hist, of Walling- 
ford, p. 77]. 

These were landed at Boston, Nov. 11, 
1651, having been brought on the ship John 
& Sara, prisoners taken at the fight at Wor- 



23. Daniel Hogg. 

24. John Hogg 



' t tt ' cester, Enarland, in 1651, and sent to New 

25. John Hogg. V-™ -.J -, , & , '-, -, __ „,„ ' ■d—Iw.-ui,. ^^„ 



26. John Hogg. 

27. Neile Hogg. 



England to be sold as slaves. Probably they 
were Scotch or Scotch-Irish, and progenitors 
of families in Maine, New Hampshire and 
J Connecticut.* 

28. Sarah Hodges m. 1653 Nov. 9, Cambridge, Mass., Capt. 
Thomas Moore, of Boston, son of Francis & Catherine Moore of Cam- 
bridge. He died 1689/90 Jan'y 5. Children : — i. Sarah ; ii. Sarah 
(again) ; iii. Hannah ; iv. Rachel ; v. Elizabeth ; vi. Thomas. 

29. Tristram Hedges, of Boston, m. 1657 Dec. 20, Boston, Ann 
Nickerson, dau. of William & Ann (Busby) Nickerson of Boston, 

*During the establishment of the Commonwealth in England, many Irishmen and 
Scotchmen, who had been taken prisoners in battle, were sent to New England and 
there sold, by those at whose expense they had been brought over, to any of the inhab- 
itants who were in want of servants or slaves. The above persons named Hogg were 
brought in this manner to New England. Savage, unduly frightened by the name of 
"slave," concluded that all of them died of cruel treatment or broken hearts, a con- 
clusion unsupported by evidence. On the contrary, many of the so-called "slaves" 
seem to have achieved their freedom, married into the families of their masters, and 
left numerous descendants. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 23 

and had a daughter, Grace Hedges, b. 1659 Aug. 20, Boston; d. 
1659/60 Jan'y 4, Boston. Tristram and his father-in-law went to 
Mannamoiett (now Chatham, Mass.) about 1663. 

30. George Hodges, of Salem, first appears in 1662. He was the 
first known member of the Salem branch [but see No. 26] and his 
record is given in the chapter devoted to that line. 

31. Thomas Hodges, m. 1662/3 March 23, Charlestown, Exercise 
(Blackleach) Basor, widow of Bichard Basor of Boston and dau. 
of John & Elizabeth Blackleach of Salem. He had a child, Arabella 
Hodges, b. 1663/4 Feb. 1, Boston. Of Thomas Hodges nothing fur- 
ther has been found. His wife, Exercise, was born at Salem, Jan'y 
— , 1637/8, and went with her father to Wethersfield, Conn., where 
she offered in court, Sept. 8, 1683, the inventory of her father's 
estate. 

32. John Hodge, of Killingworth, Conn., 1664, later of Windsor 
and Sufheld, Conn., died at Lyme, Conn., 1692 or 1693. Fossibly he 
was the John Hogge [No. 8, iii.], son of " our brother Bichard 
Hogge," who was born in Boston 1643/4 March 4. He m. 1666 
Aug. 1. Susannah Denslow, dau. of Henry & Susannah Denslow, b. 
1646 Sept. 3. 

11 children : — 
i. John 2 Hodge, b. 1667 June 16, Killingworth; married and had: — 

(1) John* Hodge, b. 1694 July 26. 

(2) Nathaniel* Hodge, b. 1696 June 16. 

(3) Azahel* Hodge, b. 1697 Oct. 10. 

(4) Susannah* Hodge, b. 1699 May 30. 

ii. Thomas 2 Hodge, b. 1668/9 Feb. 13, Windsor; d. 1712 May 2; 
married and had 9 children. 

iii. Mary 2 Hodge, b. 1670/1 Feb. 15, Windsor. 

iv. Joseph 2 Hodge, b. 1672 Dec. 14, Windsor. 

v. Benjamin 2 Hodge, b. 1674 June 17, Windsor. 

vi. Henry 2 Hodge, b. 1676 Aug. 19, Windsor ; married and had 
children. 

vii. William 2 Hodge, b. 1678 April 10, Windsor or Sufheld. 

viii. Elizabeth 2 Hodge, b. 1679/80 Feb. 13, Suffield. 

ix. Susannah 2 ■ Hodge, b. 1682 Dec. 10, Suffield. 

x. Abigail 2 Hodge, b. 1683/4 March 7, Suffield. 

xi. Samuel 2 Hodge, b. 1686 Oct. 4, Suffield ; d. 1764 May 8 ; mar- 
ried and had children. 
[Col. O. J. Hodge, of Cleveland, Ohio, is compiling the genealogy 

of this family], 

33. Humphrey Hodges, 1665 to 1677, Charlestown and Boston ; b. 
1620 or 1621 ; m. Mary and had : — 

i. Humphrey Hodges, b. 1665 May 9, Charlestown. 
ii. Faircliffe Hodges, b. 1666/7 Jan'y 3, Charlestown. 
iii. Thomas Hodges, b. 1671 Sept. 16, Boston. 

Humphrey Hodges was born in 1620 or 1621, as appears from his 
deposition, June 17, 1673, at Cambridge, Mass., in which he gives his 
age as 52 years. He resided in Charlestown, and then moved to 
Boston, where he lived, apparently, next to Cotton Mather. At least, 



24 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 

George Heathcote, in a letter dated Barbadoes, July 18, 1669, requests 
his loving friend, Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., to send him medicine " to 
be left at Humphra Hodges in Boston near Parson Mathers." His 
name appears in the tax list of 1674 in Boston, and is the only name 
of Hodges, or anything like Hodges, in the Boston tax lists of this 
period. At a court held in Boston, May 3, 1665, he and other credi- 
tors of the estate of Samuel Maverick, Jr., petition for the appoint- 
ment of commissioners to care that this estate be not concealed or 
conveyed away ; and such commissioners were accordingly appointed. 
On April 5, 1672, he bought land in Charlestown of John Checkley. 
In March, 1674/5, he served on a jury in Boston. Before this, on 
Nov. 28, 1672, he was tried at Boston and " convict of villifying and 
reproaching the court and their proceedings," which means that he 
was a Quaker and was proceeded against as such. He appealed, but 
the case apparently went against him. He seems to have persisted in 
his ways, for in 1677 he was whipped for being a Quaker. Nothing 
later has been found of him or his family. 

34. Robert Hodge or Hodges m. 1665 June 22, Salem, Mary 
Pickman or Pitman, dau. of Nathaniel & Tabitha Pickman or Pitman 
of Salem. He d. 1685 between April 28 and Dec. 14. 

Children born in Salem: — 
i. Mary, b. 1665/6 March 10 ; prob. m. 1688 Sept. 10, Salem, Richard 

Presson. 
ii. Sarah, b. 1667/8 Peb. 19. 

iii. Tabitha, b. 1669/70 Jan'y — ; m. 1701 Jan'y 8, Boston, John Buggies. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1672 Sept. 23 ; perh. m. 1699 Aug. 11, Boston, Thomas 

Lamer e of Plymouth, 
v. Elizabeth, b. 1674 Sept. 15 ; prob. m. 1700 Nov. 28, Boston, Wil- 
liam White. 
vi. Robert, b. 1676/7 Jan'y 25. 
vii. Bethiah, b. 1678 Oct. 23 ; m. 1698 July 5, Boston, John Paine. 

Robert's name is spelled generally Hodge, but sometimes, and more 
especially in the Essex County records, Hodges. His wife, Mary, 
was baptized at the First Church, Salem, on June 5, 1680, and the 7 
children on June 12, 1680, all under the name of Hodges. Nathaniel 
Pickman's will, 1684, mentions his daughter Mary Hodges. The rec- 
ord of marriage (as printed in the Essex Inst. Hist. Coll.) has the 
name Hodge. All the daughters were married (if the above mar- 
riages are correct ), according to the records, under the name of Hodge, 
except Elizabeth, whose name was spelled Hodgs. 

Robert was a mariner. It is apparently he who was referred to, 
under date of Aug. 31, 1673, in the " Relation of Robert Hodge that 
came from Southold on Long Island, August 6. Taken at Boston 
August 11," which gave an account of the capture of New York 
city by the Dutch. When Robert died his estate seems to have 
been divided among his creditors. 

35. Stephen Hedge, Fairfield, Conn., 1670. [Savage.] 

36. Hannah Hodges or Hodgkins m. 1670/1 Jan'y 17, John 
Berry of Ipswich, and d. 1676. Savage gives the name as Hodges, 
while it is written Hodgkins in the Salem records. 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 25 

37. John Hodg, 1674/5 March. 1, witnessed a deed of land in 
Kittery, Me., from William Palmer of Kittery to Christopher Adams. 
[York Deeds, ii, 184.] 

38. Nicholas 1 Hodge, Little Harbor ( now Rye), N. H., was there 
in 1684 according to Savage, but the family account states that he came 
thither about 1658 from England. He has numerous descendants. 
He married Seaborn ( Reynolds ? ) daughter of Richard Tucker of 
Falmouth ( now Portland ), Maine, and died, it is said, at the age of 
112 years. He left two sons: — 

i. Nicholas 2 Hodge. 

ii. Michael 2 Hodge, b. 1682 or 1683 ; d. 1756, buried at Newburyport, 
Mass. ; m. Joanna. 

39. Chakles Hodge, Lyme, Conn., and later New Haven, m. 1686 
July 1, at Lyme, Ann. He was perhaps brother of No. 32. The 
Lyme records sometimes spell his name Hodg or Hodge and some- 
times Hoges, and Savage gives it as Hodges. But Col. 0. J. Hodge, of 
Cleveland, Ohio, has determined it to be Hodge, and furnishes the 
following as the probable record of his family : — 

i. Ann 2 Hodge, b. prob. 1687, Lyme ; m. 1711 Feb. 28, William Lud- 

dington of New Haven, 
ii. Abigail 2 Hodge, b. prob. 1689, Lyme ; m. 1713 July 29, Henry 

Needs. 
iii. Thomas 2 Hodge, b. 1692 July 12, Lyme ; m. 1717 Jane Moidthrop. 
iv. Abraham 2 Hodge, b. about 1693 or 1694 ; m. Abigail. 

v. John 2 Hodge, b. about 1695 ; m. 1716/17 March 14, . 

vi. Richard 2 Hodge, b. about 1697 ; m. 1727 Jan'y 24, . Deed of 

gift from his father on his wedding day does not name his wife. 

40. Jane Hodges, widow, m. 1687, John Swett, of Charlestown, 
Mass., who d. 1693 May 18, aged near 90 years. Her name is in- 
ferred from John Swett's will, dated March 22, 1687/8, in which he 
names his " daughter-in-law " [probably step-daughter] Jane Hodges, 
and from the fact that John Swett (who had married (1st) Mercy Rous, 
who d. 1685/6 Feb. 13) married (2nd) Jane. The "daughter-in-law" 
was probably the following: — 

41. Jane Hodges m. 1695 July 1, Boston, Joseph Wheeler. 
[Note. Jane, Joan and Joanna are the same name.] 

42. Richard Hodges, Boston, 1689, mentioned in deposition of 
Thomas Pound. 

43. Richard Hodg, died 1690/1 Feb. 15, at Newport, R. I., in the 
house of Arnold Collins, as the Quaker records state. 

44. Sarah Hodge, baptized 1694 Sept. 16, at the Old South 
Church, Boston. 

45. Samuel Hodges, 1696 Nov. 8, admitted member of the Second 
Church, Boston. Perhaps the person who married Mary Peabody 
at Boston, July 5, 1716. 

46. Andrew Hodge, of Plymouth, drowned April 1, 1702 in 
Plymouth Harbor. The coroner's jury " do find on ye first day of 
April in ye night. In the harbor of Plimouth near the wharff ; by the 
overturne of a canoe & thereby said Andrew Hodge by faling into the 
water was thereby drowned." 



SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS. 



INDEX OF CHRISTIAN NAMES OF THE ABOVE NEW ENGLANDERS. 



Abiah. No. 14. 

Abigail. No. 14, 32, 39, 39. 

Abraham. No. 5, 14, 39. 

Andrew. No. 15, 46. 

Ann, Anne, Anna, Hannah. No. 

17, 31, 34, 36, 39, 39. 
Arabella. No. 31. 
Azahel. No. 32. 
Benjamin. No. 17, 32. 
Bethiah. No. 34. 
Blanche. No. 5. 
Charles. No. 39. 
Daniel. No. 14, 23. 
Ebenezer. No. 17. 
Elisha. No. 5, 6. 
Elizabeth. No. 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 32, 34. 
Exercise. No. 31. 
Ezekiel. No. 14. 
Eaircliff. No. 33. 
George. No. 30. 
Grace. No. 29. 
Hannah. See Ann. 
Henry. No. 32. 
Humphrey. No. 33, 33. 
Isaac. No. 14j 14, 14. 
Jacob. No. 14. 
Jane, Joan, Joanna. No. 3, 8, 14, 

38, 39, 40, 40, 41. 
John. No. 1, 4, 5, 5, 5, 8, 8, 9 ,10, 

11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 17, 24, 25, 

26, 32, 32, 32, 37, 39. 



Jonathan. No. 17. 

Joseph. No. 8, 8, 17, 32. 

Judith. No. 17. 

Lemuel. No. 5. 

Lydia. No. 15. 

Martha. No. 25. 

Mary. No. 2, 5, 5, 5, 8, 8, 21, 32, 

33, 34, 34, 45. 
Mercy. No. 5. 
Michael. No. 38. 
Nathaniel. No. 32. 
Neile. No. 27. 
Nicholas. No. 19, 38, 38. 
Peter. No. 7. 

Bichard. No. 8, 20, 39, 42, 43. 
Bobert. No. 34, 34. 
Bose. No. 14. 
Buth. No. 14. 
Samuel. No. 14, 32, 45. 
Sarah. No. 5, 17, 17, 28, 34, 44. 
Seaborn. No. 38. 
Stephen. No. 14, 35. 
Susannah. No. 32, 32, 32. 
Tabitha. No. 34. 
Thomas. No. 16, 22, 31, 32, 33, 

39. 
Tristram. No. 29. 
Thankful. No. 5. 
William. No. 5, 5, 14, 14, 14, 18, 

32. 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 27 



CHAPTEE III. 

THE SALEM BRANCH. 

1 1 HODGES. 

Children: — 

2. George 2 Hodges. 

According to a family tradition extant in both the Salem and the 
Taunton branches, the founder of the Salem branch was either John 
or Richard Hodges, these both being supposed to be brothers of 
William Hodges, founder of the Taunton branch. Long-continued 
and diligent search of the records has failed to produce any docu- 
mentary evidence in favor of the tradition. 

The statement has been made in a manuscript-genealogy of the 
Mannings, a family for several generations closely allied with the 
Hodges family of Salem, that George Hodges of Salem was the son of 
Andrew of Ipswich. No authority for this statement has been found, 
and as Andrew in his will made no mention of any children and left 
his property, with the exception of a few small bequests, to a nephew, 
the statement is improbable. 

George Hodges of Salem, the earliest known member of this branch 
at present, does not appear in the records until the comparatively late 
date of 1662. In view of this fact, and in consideration of various 
possibilities, it has seemed best to assume that he had an American 

ancestor, and to mark him as of the second generation 

George 2 Hodges. 

2— GEORGE 2 HODGES, b. undetermined; d. 1709, Salem, Mass.; 
m. (1) 1663 Sept. 16, Salem, MARY HUDSON, probably dau. of 
Francis & Mary Hudson of Boston, and b. 1644 Aug. 22, Boston. 
Shed. 1665 Nov. 20, Salem; and he m. (2) 1669 Sept. 24, Salem, 
SARAH PHIPPEN, dau. of Joseph & Dorcas (Wood) Phippen of 
Salem, b. 1644/5 Feb. 4, Boston. 

9 children, born in Salem: — 

3. i. Katharine 3 Hodges, b. 1664 Aug. 20. 

4. ii. Sarah 3 Hodges, b. 1670 March, last week. 

iii. George 3 Hodges, b. 1671/2 March 18; d. prob. unm. 

iv. Mary 3 Hodges, b. 1673/4 Jan'y 10 ; d. unm. after Aug. 8, 

1761. 
v. Joseph 3 Hodges, b. 1675/6 Feb. 21 ; d. prob. unm. 
vi. Hannah 3 Hodges, b. 1677/8 Jan'y 6; d. unm. between 

1745 and 1761. 

5. vii. Dorcas 3 Hodges, b. 1680 April 7. 

6. viii. John 3 Hodges, b. 1681/2 Feb. 10. 

7. ix. Gamaliel 3 Hodges, b. 1685 Sept. 8. 



28 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

George 2 Hodges first appears in the records in 1662, when Robert 
Gray of Salem in his will left him "a quadrant, a fore-staffe, a 
gunter's scale and a pair of compasses." This Bobert Gray, whose 
widow married Nicholas Manning, was connected with the family of 
Thomas & Alice ( Place or Plasse ) Weeks or Wicks. Thomas 
Wicks in his will mentioned his " cousin Robert Gray " and, six years 
later, Kobert Gray's will mentioned "his servant Elizabeth Wicks." 
In Somersetshire, England, the families of Wicks and Hodges were 
allied. Richard Wicks in his will, dated 1609, named his grand- 
nephews, John, Robert and Henry Hodges, the sons of Isott (Bick- 
ham) Hodges, who was daughter of Richard Wick's sister Ann. 

In 1667, two years after George Hodges lost his first wife, his little 
child Katharine was adopted by Katharine Rootes, wife of Thomas 
Rootes. This couple appear to have had no children, and with them 
George Hodges was intimate for many years. They owned land to- 
gether in Beverly and on Jeffrey's Neck (afterward Manchester), were 
neighbors in Salem, sold property to each other, and in 1680, on the 
3rd of December, made an agreement whereby George Hodges was 
bound "to keep and maintain them, the said Thomas Rootes and his 
wife, the whole terme of their naturall lives, with victuals, cloathes, 
firing, phissick and tendance; in consideration of which, ye sd. 
George Hodges is to have the use and improvement of ye whole 
estate of ye sd. Thomas Rootes, duering the whole time of ye naturall 
lives of ye sd. Thomas Rootes and his wife ; — excepting thirty pole of 
land" reserved for a house lot for Katharine Hodges. "Also ye 
sd. Thomas Rootes reserves unto his owne proper use and for the use 
of his wife, theire best lower roome, together with theire beding, 
chests and cloathing and household stuff which is therein at the seal- 
ing of this agreement, to be at theire owne dispose duering the time 
of theire naturall lives and, at theire decease, then what shall be left 
of theire movables shall fall to Katharine Hodges, as a particular 
portion for her ; and also, at ye decease of ye sd. Thomas Rootes and 
his wife, yn theire Avhole estate which George Hodges is now possest 
of, together with theire best lower roome, shall then fall to George 
Hodges to be his owne proper right. " Before a year had passed 
Katharine Rootes died, and, probably on this account, the agreement 
was made void. Later Thomas Rootes married again and moved to 
Jeffrey's Neck where he died at the end of 1683. But on Nov. 14, 
1681, the day on which the agreement was annulled, Thomas Rootes 
bought George Hodges' dwelling house and land, \ acre, bounded 
with street, south ; Richard Roberts, east; creek or town common, 
north ; William Cash, west ; and he sold to George Hodges his new 
dwelling house and four acres of land, now in occupation of said 
George Hodges, bounded by sea or salt water, east ; Henry Bartholo- 
mew and the common, south ; common, west ; Samuel Gardner, Jr., 
and salt water, north. This estate is on Pleasant street, at the east- 
ern end of Washington Square, and a part of it is [1894], or was 
lately, in the possession of the Silsbee descendants of George Hodges. 

In 1668, George Hodges appears on a list of petitioners against im- 
ports. Nothing is known of his occupation, but perhaps some infer- 



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ence may be draAvn from the fact that Bobert Gray bequeathed him a 
set of surveying instruments. He was in comfortable circumstances 
for those days. He died doubtless shortly before July 2, 1 709, when 
administration of his estate was granted to his son, Gamaliel. The 
inventory of his estate, presented by his widow, seems to have been 
made as small as possible, the new house with its " best lower roorne," 
etc., sold to him by Thomas Bootes, being described thus : — 

" Imprimis : To an old, low dwelling house and a small old barn, 
standing upon ye Land, about three acres and a half, part of it a 
small old orchard — a highway going thro it at ye East end, bounded 
North with Nathaniel Beadle ; East, ye Cove ; South, with Mr. Wil- 
loughby's Land ; West with Salem Training Place, £65.00.0 — To old 
feather bed, curtains, old rugg and other furniture, £3.00.0 — To old 
pine chest, 4 sh. ; small table, 2 sh. ; old chairs, 4 sh. ; pr. stillyard, 
6 sh. ; £0.16.0 — To Hake, 3 sh. ; tongs, 2 sh. ; two old spinning 
wheels, 4 sh.; 8±- lbs. powder, 8 sh. 6 d. ; £0.16.6 [It adds up 17 sh. 
6 d.]— To old Iron Pot, Iron Kettle, 6 sh. ; small brass kettle, 2 sh. ; 
£0.08.0 — To earthen ware and glass bottles, 1 sh. ; 1 small look- 
ing glass, 1 sh. 6 d.; £0.02.6 — To frying pan, 1 sh.; 2 old bibles 
and other small books, 2 sh. ; £0.03.0 — To a poor old cow, 40 sh. ; 
Old gun and cutlass, 10 sh.; Old lumber, 2 sh. ; £2.12.0 — To old ax- 
heads, old wedge, all old iron and nothing more, £0.01.6 — To 
wages due, £12; Loggwood, £5; £17.00.0 — Total £89.19.6 — Debts 
due, £20.13.8 — Simon Willard, Jeremiah Keale, prizers." 

The property was divided thus : — The widow had one-third ; John, 
oldest son, a double portion; the rest equally to Katharine, Mary, 
Hannah, Dorcas and Gamaliel. 

Mary Hudson or Hutson was doubtless the daughter of "honest 
Francis Hudson" (as Shurtleff calls him) by his wife Mary. He came 
from England, in the ship with Gov. Winthrop, and is said to have 
been one of the first to land on the peninsula of Boston. He was a 
fisherman and ran the ferry between Boston and Charlestown, Hud- 
son's Point, from which Cobb's Hill rose, being his starting point. 
His brother was the well-known William Hudson who kept the Castle 
Tavern in Boston on Hudson's Lane, afterward Wing Lane, now Elm 
street. His father was William Hudson of Chatham, Kent County, 
England. 

Sarah Phippen was daughter of Joseph Phippen, who, with his 
wife Dorcas, was admitted to the First Church in Salem, from Boston, 
Aug. 6, 1667. Joseph made his will July 2, 1687, and died soon 
after, his will being proved Sept. 18 of the same year. He left a 
widow, Dorcas; sons, Joseph, David and Samuel; and daughters, 
Mary and Sarah. He was the oldest son of Gen. David Phippen and. 
his wife Sarah who came to Hingham, Mass., in 1635, from Wey- 
mouth or Melcombe Begis in Dorsetshire, England ; moved in 1641 
to Boston, where he was " to have a house lott if it can be found," 
and where, on April 28, 1645, he was granted "liberty of wharfing 
before his propriety neere the Milne Creeke." David was second son 
of Bobert Phippen or Fitz-Penn and Cecilie Jordan or Jourdain, 
whose oldest son, Owen, was a great traveler. The third son, 



30 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

George, was rector of St. Mary's, Truro, Cornwall, in which church he 
placed, in honor of his brother Owen, a tablet thus inscribed : — "To 
the pious and well-deserved memory of Owen Fitz-pen, alias Phippen, 
who travelled over many parts of the world, and on the 24th March, 
1620, was taken by the Turkes, and made a captive in Angier. He 
projected sundry plots for his libertie, and on ye 17 June, 1627, with 
10 other christian captives, Dutch and French, persuaded by his coun- 
sel and courage, he began a cruel fight with 65 Turkes in their owne 
ship — which lasted three hours — in which 5 of his company were 
slaine, yet God made him captaine, and so he wrought the ship into 
Cartagene, being of 500 Tuns and 22 ordce. The King sent for him 
to Madrid, to see him, and he was profered a captaine's place and the 
K's favour, if he would turn Papist, which he refused. He sold all 
for 6000 1., returned into England and died at Lamoran, 17th March, 
1636 — Melscombe in Dorset was his place of birth; Age 54, and 
here lies earth to earth — George Fitz-pen, alias Phippen, Ipsius 
frater, et Imjus ecclesice Rector, H. M. P." The Rev. George identi- 
fies the family in America by naming in his will, 1650, "my brother 
David in New England," and thereby establishes also their right 
to be included among the few American families whom Mr. W. 
S. Appleton thinks entitled to bear arms. A writer in Notes and 
Queries ( Series 3, Yol. 3, p. 33) says that these Phippens or Fitz-pens 
were descended from the Norman Fitz-paines, a family which had 
manors and lands in no less than twenty parishes. 

3— KATHARINE 3 HODGES [2. George*] b. 1664 Aug. 20, Salem, 
Mass.; m. 1681 Dec. 7, BENJAMIN DELAND of Beverly, Mass. 

4 or perhaps 5 children : — 

i. Mary Deland, b. 1683 Nov. 27; prob. m. Roundy, as is 

inferred from deed of sale, Feb. 8, 1736, by Robert Roundy, 
Windham, Conn., to Gamaliel Hodges, of all title to property of 
his great-grandfather, George Hodges, including property con- 
veyed to said George by Thomas Rootes. 
ii. Benjamin 4 Deland, b. 1686 May 31. 
iii. John 4 Deland, b. 1688 Sept. 14. 

iv. George 4 Deland, b. 1690/1 Feb.—; d. 1749 July 10, Salem; 

m. 1711 May 10, Bethiah Peters, dau. of Richard & Bethiah 

Peters. 

v. perhaps Elizabeth 4 Deland, of whom is known only that she 

was bapt. Nov. 15, 1716, when about 26 years old, and d. unm. 

Katharine 3 (Hodges) Deland was a widow, Nov. 23, 1691, the 

date of inventory of Benjamin Deland's estate, which was valued at 

only £6.11sh. The last records found of her are in 1712 and 1713. 

The first School Committee in Salem Village (now Danvers) was 

chosen in 1701 to select a school-master, but for nearly eleven years 

the town did little or nothing about a school. Rev. Mr. Green, 

pastor of the church, took the matter up himself, and in March, 1708, 

began to build a school house. On April 7 of this year, he engaged 

"Mrs. Deland" as teacher, and the next day hired a room and started 

the school. In the last month of 1709, an entry in the pastor's diary 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 31 

shows that he "was " paying ye school-dame " himself. In 1712, the 
town appointed a second school committee to receive whatsoever 
might be furnished by the selectmen of Salem, and therefrom to 
make payment to "ye widow dealand" of "five pounds which is her 
due for keeping school in ye village formerly;" and also "to invite 
her to come and keep school in ye village again, and to engage her 
five pounds a year for two years, of that money that is granted to us 
by the Town for a school." About a year later, there is a copy of a 
receipt signed by "Katharin Daland" for this five pounds " due for 
keeping School at Salem Villag at ye School House near Mr. 
Green's." The schoolma'am is not responsible for the spelling, as the 
receipt was copied by the town clerk. In 1714, there was a move- 
ment to get a master for the school, and what became of Katharine 
Deland, after she lost her five pounds a year, is not known. 

4 — SARAH 3 HODGES [2. George 2 '] b. 1670, last week in March, 
Salem, Mass.; m. 1697 Oct. 14, Salem, STEPHEN ARCHER, son of 
Samuel & Hannah (Osgood) Archer. 

1 child: — 
i. Sarah 4 Archer, b. 1698 June 24. 

Sarah 3 (Hodges) Archer and her husband, Stephen, probably 
lived in Lynn, Mass., but on April 13, 1712, she (then perhaps* a 
widow) and her daughter Sarah were admitted to the First Church in 
Salem. There is no further record of the daughter. The mother 
appears in several property transactions, signing herself "widow" as 
early as 1745 or earlier, and was living in 1763. 

5 — DORCAS 3 HODGES [2. George 2 ] b. 1680 April 7, Salem, Mass.; 
d. between Jan'y 14, 1743 and April 26, 1759, prob. at Uxbridge, 
Mass.; m. (1) 1714 April 20, JOHN DEDMUN. He d. and she m. (2) 
1728 Sept. 27, Salem, JOHN KEMPTON of Salem, son prob. of 
Ephraim & Mary (Keeves) Kempton of Salem ; b. 1684 or 1685 ; d. 
1759, Uxbridge, Mass. 

1 child: — 
i. William 4 Dedmux, b. 1716 Sept. 23, Salem ; m. 1739 May 27, 
Salem, Hannah Goodhue. He was a mariner. He lived in 
Salem at the upper end of Essex Street, and in 1763 owned all 
the front land from "Dean's to Blaney's." The name Declmun 
is prob. a corruption of Debenham. 

6— JOHN 3 HODGES [2. George 2 ] b. 1681/2 Feb. 10, Salem, Mass.; m. 
1704/5 March 15, HANNAH GILL, dau. of William & Hannah 
(Meachum) Gill, b. 1685 Sept. 19. 

No children. 
7— GAMALIEL 3 HODGES. [2. George 2 ] b. 1685 Sept. 8, Salem, 
Mass.; d. 1765 Aug. 27; m. 1710/11 Jan. 27, Salem, SARAH WIL- 
LIAMS, dau. of John & Sarah (Manning) Williams, b. 1689 Aug. 
18, Salem. 



32 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

10 children born in Salem : — 

8. i. Sarah* Hodges, b. 1711 Dec. 20. 

9. ii. Mary* Hodges, b. 1713 Dec. 21. 

iii. Joseph* Hodges, b. 1714/15 March 8; d. 1785 Oct. 11, Salem; 
m. 1742 May 13, Salem, Elizabeth Stone, dan. of Eobert & 
Elizabeth (Hardy) Stone, b. 1721 June 16, Salem; d. between 
1775 and 1785. He was a mariner and then a merchant, and 
left no children. 

10. iv. Gamaliel* Hodges, b. 1716 Oct. 13. 

11. v. Hannah* Hodges, b. 1718 Nov. 30. 

vi. George* Hodges, b. 1720 Nov. 5 ; d. young, 
vii. Anstiss* Hodges, b. 1722 July 8; d. unm. between 1765 
and 1773. 

12. viii. John* Hodges, b. 1723/4 Feb. 16. 

ix. Kuth* Hodges, b. 1725 Dec. 8 ; d. 1727 Nov. 19, Salem. 

13. x. Ruth* Hodges, b. 1728 Oct. 24. 

Gamaliel 3 Hodges was a cooper by trade. He was a town officer 
of Salem in 1721. His will, dated Aug. 2, 1765, was proved at Ipswich, 
Mass., Oct. 21, 1765. The N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. 3, p. 129, gives 
the date of his death as Aug. 27, 1768, aged 59 years, 11 months, an 
evident misprint for Aug. 27, 1765, aged 79 years, 11 months. 

Sarah (Williams) Hodges was granddaughter of John & Eliza- 
beth (Skerry) Williams and great-granddaughter of George Williams 
of Salem, freeman in 1634 and an officer in the Custom House. On 
her mother's side she was granddaughter of Richard & Anstiss 
(Calley) Manning, whose family was connected with the Hodges fam- 
ily for several generations. Richard Manning never came to America, 
but his widow w^th five children came in 1679 in the ship Hannah 
and Elizabeth, her son Nicholas being "undertaker" of the voyage. 
Capt. Nicholas Manning was born in St. Petrox or St. Patrick's 
Parish, Dartmouth, England and married in Salem, Mass., Elizabeth, 
widow of Eobert Gray. He served in the Mt. Hope campaign in 
June, 1675, was a judge under the Andros administration, and was 
imprisoned when Gov. Andros was overthrown. 

8— SARAH* HODCES [7. Gamaliel 3 George 2 '] b. 1711 Dec. 20, Salem, 
Mass.; d. before Dec. 5, 1746; m. 1731 Aug. 10, THOMAS ROPES, 
son of Benjamin & Ann (Phippen) Ropes, b. 1706 July 17, Salem ; 
d. about 1753. 

2 children born in Salem : — 
i. Thomas * Ropes, b. 1737 Aug. 29; d. 1759 Sept. 13, Salem; m. 

1759 April 10, Eunice Beckford, dau. of John Beckford. 
ii. Davids Ropes, bapt. 1739 April 14, Salem; d. 1793 Dec. 20, 
Salem; m. 1760 Oct. 9, Salem, Priscilla Webb, dau. of Jona- 
than & Elizabeth ( Saunders ) Webb of Salem. 

David 5 Ropes was variously styled "cooper," "trader," "gentle- 
man," "innkeeper" and "merchant." He kept the Salem Coffee House 
and dealt largely in real estate. His homestead, which he inherited 
from his father, was on the north side of Browne street, near Howard 
street which was not then laid out. He lost most of his property 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 33 

before his death. His widow long survived him, preserving in her 
last years a force of character and an amiability which made her the 
object of constant and grateful attentions from a large circle of rela- 
tives. Crayon portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Kopes are in the Essex 
Institute, Salem. 

9— MARY 4 HODGES [7. Gamaliel* George*] b. 1713 Dec. 21, Salem, 
Mass. ; d. 1770 March 27, Salem; m. 1734/5 Feb. 3, Salem, RICHARD 
DERBY of Salem, son of Eichard & Martha (Hasket) Derby, b. 1712 
Sept. 16, Salem ; d. 1783 Nov. 9, Salem. 

6 children born in Salem : — 
i. Richard 5 Derby, b. 1735/6 Jan'y 6 ; d. 1781 Dec. 8, Salem ; m. 

(1) 1759 Sept. 13, Salem, Lydia Gardner, dau. of Jonathan 

& Elizabeth (Gardner) Gardner of Salem ; m (2) 1778, Mrs. 

Lucy Smith of Falmouth, Me. 
ii. Mary 5 Derby, b. 1737 Nov. 12 ; d. 1813 Nov. 26, Salem ; m. 

1757 July 27, Salem, George Crowninshield of Salem, son of 

John & Anstiss (Williams) Crowninshield of Salem. 
iii. Elias Hasket 5 Derby, b. 1739 Aug. 6 ; d. 1799 Sept. 8, Salem ; 

m. 1761 April 23, Salem, Elizabeth Crowninshield, dau. of 

John & Anstiss (Williams) Crowninshield. 
iv. John 5 Derby, b. 1741 June 7; d. 1812 Dec. 5, Boston; m. (1) 

Hannah Clarke, dau. of John & Ann (Furneaux) Clarke of 

Salem; m. (2) 1787 Oct. 9, Boston, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cheever) 

Peirce of Boston, dau. of William Downes & Elizabeth 

(Edwards) Cheever of Boston, 
v. Martha 5 Derby, b. 1744 April 16; d. 1802 June 26, Medford, 

Mass.; m. 1762 Sept. 16, Salem, Dr. John Prince of Salem, 
vi. Sarah 5 Derby, b. 1747 Oct. 4; d. 1774 Sept. 27, Salem; m. 1769 

April 13, Salem, John Gardner of Salem; son of Jonathan & 

Elizabeth (Gardner) Gardner of Salem. 
Capt. Rtchard Derby was an enterprising merchant and accu- 
mulated much wealth. When 24 years old, he became the master 
of the sloop Banger, about to sail from Salem for Cadiz and Malaga. 
At a period when Great Britain was trying to repress the enterprise 
of the colonies, and when the Straits were infested with corsairs, he 
boldly crossed the ocean in a vessel which now would be deemed 
scarcely safe to run from Salem to New York. In 1739, he sailed to 
St. Martins. In 1742, he was master and part owner of the Volant, 
bound for Barbadoes and the French Islands. In 1757, he retired 
from the sea and became a merchant of Salem. During the French 
War, from 1751 to 1763, he owned several merchantmen of 200 and 
300 tons burden, mounting 8 to 12 cannon, principally 6-pounders. 
Though he lost vessels and costly cargoes by privateers, he perse- 
vered in his commercial transactions and became wealthy. During 
the Revolution he was boldly loyal to his country. He it was who 
replied to the demands of Col. Leslie for the cannon in his posses- 
sion : "Find them if you can! Take them, if you can! They will 
never be surrendered ! " 

Richard 5 Derby, Junior, studied medicine in early life, but aban- 



34 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

doned this profession for that of sea-captain and merchant. An 
earnest patriot, he took a leading and active part during the Bevolu- 
tion. He was a member of the Provincial Congress, held at Water- 
town, and became its President. He achieved reputation and finan- 
cial success. His summer residence was the large estate at Eial Side, 
Beverly, known as Browne Hall from its original owner, Col. William 
Browne of Salem. 

Mart 5 Derby married her mother's cousin, George Crowninshield 
(he was only 3 years her elder), grandson of Dr. John Kaspar 
Bichter von Kronenschildt, who came from Upper Saxony to America 
in 1688, married here and settled as physician. Mrs. Mary (Derby) 
Crowninshield had 3 sons in the U. S. Congress, one of these serving 
4 years as Secretary of War in Madison's administration, and another 
declining an appointment as Secretary of War tendered by Jefferson. 
She had also a son-in-law in the U. S. Senate. Her son, Capt. 
George 6 Crowninshield, whose elegant dress and remarkable yellow 
curricle were among the wonders of Salem, was a daring sailor and 
a great swell and dandy. He owned the luxurious yacht Cleopatra's 
Barge, in which he made a famous voyage to Europe and entertained 
there many distinguished persons, among them the mother and sister, 
Pauline, of Napoleon Bonaparte. A detailed account of this yacht, 
its master and the voyage is printed in Vol. 25 of the Essex Institute 
Hist. Collections. The residence of Mrs. Mary Crowninshield was 
a noted one, a square, two-story house of substantial proportions and 
elegant appointments. It was furnished, with heavy pilasters on the 
water front, stood about 60 feet back from the street, and was sur- 
mounted with a cupola, on the top of which stood the elaborately 
carved figure of a merchant clad in the garb of the Eevolutionary 
period. In the rear was a famous garden stocked with the choicest 
flowers. The house was removed, in 1818 or 1819, to make way for 
the Salem Custom House. 

Elias Hasket 5 Derby sent the first ship to India from this 
country and was justly styled the " Father of the East India trade." 
He was a merchant of wonderful energy and ability. He entered 
his father's office at an early age and soon was trading extensively 
and successfully with the West Indies. During the Eevolution he 
espoused warmly the cause of the colonies, giving always liberal 
support, as when, in 1798, he subscribed $10,000 to the fund for 
building the frigate Essex. He lost much property by British ships, 
and in retaliation fitted out a fast privateer which soon captured six 
large ships and shared in the taking of a seventh. He followed this 
venture by others, and before the war was over had taken a promi- 
nent part in the equipment of at least 168 armed vessels, mounting 
more than 2000 cannon. In 1784, he despatched the ship Grand 
Turk to Canton and thus led the way to India and China and opened 
up the commerce which made Salem famous. In June, 1790, was 
entered at the Salem Custom House, in his ship Astrcea, the first 
cargo of tea known to have been imported in an American bottom. 
The original manifest, more than eight feet long, is still on file. The 
duties on the cargo, which was packed into a ship of only 330 tons, 



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are stated to have amounted to $27,000. A life of successful and 
upright commerce enabled Mr. Derby to " leave his children a fortune 
unequalled in amount by that of any person in the colonies before." 
He built, at the request of his wife, one of the most elegant man- 
sions in Salem, at a cost of $80,000. The land was laid out in gar- 
dens reaching from Essex street to a terrace which overhung the 
river. It was finished in 1799, but was occupied only a short time, 
the owner and his wife both dying within a few months of its com- 
pletion. It was taken down and the Market House stands on 
its site. 

John 5 Derby was a master mariner and a merchant. Among the 
vessels in which he had ownership were the ships Columbia and 
Washington, sent out from Boston in the autumn of 1787 on an 
expedition, which resulted in the discovery of the mouth of the 
Columbia Kiver. He was a prominent citizen of Boston and was 
deputed by the Committee of Safety of that town to carry an account 
of the battle of Lexington to England, a mission which he accom- 
plished successfully. 

Martha 5 (Derby ) Prince lived in the brick house, on the corner 
of Essex street and Barton square, built by her father in 1763. Her 
husband was a merchant as well as a physician. He was a Tory and 
left Salem for Halifax in April, 1775, the Committee of Safety report- 
ing that they did " verily believe that he voluntarily went to our 
enemies ; " and a letter of agency for his estate was granted to Bichard 
Derby, Jr. Dr. Prince afterwards returned to Massachusetts and 
died, in 1816, in Roxbury, where his son, Capt. John Prince, had 
bought, in 1806, the famous estate on Pond street, near Jamaica Pond, 
formerly the residence of the royal governors, Francis Bernard and 
Wm, Pepperell. 

Sarah 5 Derby married Capt. John Gardner, a man of most exem- 
plary character, mild, genial, humane and universally respected. 
Most of his latter days were passed upon his farm, on the road from 
Salem to Danversport, which is still owned by his descendants. His 
house in Salem was at the corner of Essex and Newbury streets, and 
was built by his father in 1730. 

10— GAMALIEL* HODGES [7. Gamaliel* George 2 ] b. 1716 Oct. 13, 
Salem, Mass. ; d. 1768 Aug. 27, Salem ; m. 1739 Oct. 9, Salem, 
PRISCILLA WEBB, dau. of Jonathan & Priscilla (Bray) Webb, b. 
1719 Nov. 11, Salem ; d. 1807 March 22, Salem. 

10 children born in Salem :— 1JL647 J_6 

14. i. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1740 July 30. 

ii. Gamaliel 5 Hodges, b. 1743 Jan'y 20 ; d. 1752 Jan'y 14. 
iii. George 5 Hodges, b. 1745 Jan'y 10 ; d. 1764 March 25. 
iv. Benjamin 5 Hodges, b. 1747 May 12; d. 1751 Oct. 2. 

15. v. Priscilla 5 Hodges, b. 1749/50 Feb. 4. 

vi. Gamaliel 5 Hodges, b. 1754 April 10 ; d. 1768 Aug. 27. 

16. vii. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1755 Dec. 2. 

17. viii. Joseph 5 Hodges, b. 1758 May 6. 

ix. Benjamin 5 Hodges, b. 1759 Dec. 15; d. 1760 Jan'y 26. 



36 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

18. x. Jonathan 5 Hodges, b. 1764 March. 1. 

11— HANNAH* HODGES [7. Gamaliel* George* ] b. 1718 Nov. 30, 
Salem, Mass. ; d. 1803 July 5, Salem ; m. (1) 1737 Dec. 21, Salem, 
SAMUEL IVES, son of Samuel, bapt. 1713 Aug. 23, Marblehead, Mass ; 
d. 1756. She m. (2) 1768 April 3, NATHANIEL ARCHER of Salem, 
son of Jonathan & Abigail (Williams) Archer, b. 1710 April 17, 
Salem ; d. 1772 June 10, Salem. 

3 children, all by her first husband : — 
i. Hannah 5 Ives, m. 1756 May 16, Salem, Richard Valpy. 
ii. and iii. A son and daughter. 

Hannah 4 Hodges outlived not only her children, but also her grand- 
children, as we learn from Dr. Bentley's record (confirmed by other 
documents), which states that she " left no children, but great-grand- 
children. " It was through Dr. Bentley's later references to these 
great-grandchildren, that the name of Hannah's eldest child was 
ascertained. 

12— JOHN 4 HODGES [7. Gamaliel* George 2 ~] b. 1723/4 Feb. 16, 
Salem, Mass. ; d. 1799 July 20, Salem ; m. 1748/9 Jan'y 5, Salem, 
MARY MANNING, dau. of Benjamin & Hannah (Lambert) Manning, 
b. 1725 July 24, Salem ; d. 1773 Sept. 5, Salem. 

11 children, born in Salem : — 
i. John 5 Hodges, b. 1749 Nov. 29 ; d. 1770 Jan'y 2, lost at sea. 
He was a captain, although only 20 years old. 

19. ii. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1752 Jan'y 5. 

20. iii. Benjamin 5 Hodges, b. 1754 April 26. 

iv. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1755 Sept. 6; d. 1759 May 4, Salem, 
v. Hannah 5 Hodges, b. 1757 Oct. 10; d. 1758 May 28, Salem. 
vi. Joseph 5 Hodges, b. 1759 July 24 ; d. 1778 Aug. 7, Salem. 

21. vii. Eichard 5 Hodges, b. 1762 June 17. 

viii. George 5 Hodges, b. 1763 Aug. 14 ; d. 1764 April 3, 
Salem. 

22. ix. George 5 Hodges, b. 1765 July 18. 

23. x. Gamaliel 5 Hodges, b. 1766 Aug. 15. 

xi. Jacob Manning 5 Hodges, b. 1768 Dec. 12 ; d. 1768 Dec. 20, 
Salem. 
John 4 Hodges was a sea-captain, and several of his sons followed 
the same calling. He had 6 sons who grew to manhood, all of them 
very tall. Great stature is said to have been always a characteristic 
of the Hodges family of Salem. One of these sons having been 
taken prisoner by a British frigate [so the tradition runs, but the 
captors seem in fact to have been French], his size was commented 
upon. He proudly drew himself up and said : " I am the shortest of 
six brothers." Dr. Bentley thus records John Hodges' death : — 
"1799 July 20. Died, John Hodges, Captain, Hemmorhoids, cet. 
76. Fifty years married. Married at 23. A worthy man. He has 
left three sons and a daughter, all in reputation. Married a 
Manning." The doctor's figures are not exactly correct. 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 37 

Mary (Manning) Hodges was a great-granddaughter of Kichard & 
Anstiss (Calley) Manning, and therefore second cousin of her hus- 
band. She was the oldest, and the only one married, of a family of 
twelve children, of whom seven grew up to manhood and woman- 
hood, and five lived to pld age. Bichard, called Esquire Manning, 
and his sisters, Margaret, Hannah and Elizabeth, were alive to the 
commercial opportunities of Salem, and amassed a large fortune. 
They lived in the house, 95 Essex Street, above Orange Street, after- 
wards occupied by their nephew, Gamaliel Hodges. In a little shop 
at the eastern end of the house, the sisters plied an active trade in 
the East India goods brought home by their brother. Later they 
became bankers, letting out money to those desirous of trying an 
" adventure " by sea. They are said to have kept much money in the 
house — firkins full of silver dollars, which they polished when these 
were to be sent to India, and gold coin in rolls. It is reported that 
$20,000 were found in the house after the death of " Aunt Hannah," 
the last survivor, and that their property amounted to several hun- 
dred thousand dollars. They left large legacies to their sister Mary's 
children. 

13— RUTH 4 HODGES [7. Gamaliel* George 2 ] b. 1728 Oct. 24, Salem, 
Mass. ; buried 1774 Oct. 10, Salem ; m. (1) ISRAEL GARDNER, son 
prob. of Abel & Sarah (Porter) Gardner, bapt. 1707 Oct. 5 ; d. shortly 
before Jan'y 22, 1755, when administration on his estate was granted 
his widow, who m. (2) 1759 Jan'y 18, Salem, EDWARD ALLEN of 
Salem, b. 1735, Berwick on Tweed, England|; d. 1803 July 27, Salem, 
aged 68. 

4 children, born in Salem : — 
i. Buth 5 Allen, b. 1759 ; d. 1849 June, Topsfield, Mass. ; m. Thomas 

Porter of Topsfield, son of Elijah & Dorothy Porter of 

Topsfield. 
ii. Sarah 5 Allen, d. 1780 Sept. 23 ; m. 1779 Oct. 31, Salem, 

Stephen Webb, son of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Saunders) Webb, 
iii. Edward 5 Allen, b. 1763 ; d. 1845 Dec. 5, St. Michael's, Azores ; 

m. 1798 Oct. 2, Salem, Anna Eiske, dau. of Maj. Gen. John & 

(Phippen) Fiske of Salem. 

iv. Alice Allen, m. 1786 June 18, Josiah Orne, Jr. 

14— SARAH 5 HODGES [10. Gamaliel*-* George 1 ] b. 1740 July 30, 
Salem, Mass.; d. 1830 Oct. 17, Salem; m. 1760 May 13, Salem, 
BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM of Salem, son of Bartholomew & Euth 
(Gardner) Putnam, b. 1737/8 Feb. 2, Salem ; d. 1815 April 17, Salem. 

6 children born in Salem : — 

i. Sarah 6 Putnam, b. 1762 Sept. 9 ; m. (1) 1780 Nov. 27, Thomas 
Palfrey; m. (2) 1784 Sept. 2, Salem, Stephen Webb of Salem, 
son of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Saunders) Webb of Salem. 

ii. Elizabeth 6 Putnam, b. 1764 Dec. 7 ; d. 1796 Nov. 28, Portland, 
Me. ; m. 1791 Oct. 27, Salem, Winthrop Gray. 



38 THE SALEM BBANCH. 

iii. Priscilla 6 Putnam, b. 1766 Aug. 21 ; d. 1805 Oct. 25, Salem ; 

m. 1787 Nov. 11, Salem, Henry Clarke of Salem, son of John 

& Ann (Furneaux) Clarke of Salem. 
iv. Euth 6 Putnam, b. 1768 June 27 ; d. 1790 June 24 ; m. 1789 March 

2, Salem, Michael Webb of Salem, son of Jonathan & Elizabeth 

(Saunders) Webb, 
v. Bartholomew 6 Putnam, b. 1772 Sept. 20 ; d. unm. 1798 between 

Feb. 1 and 20 ; lost at sea. 
vi. William 6 Putnam, b. 1776 Sept. 9 ; d. unm. 1800 ; sailed for 

Gibraltar and never heard from. 
Bartholomew Putnam was Surveyor of the Port of Salem. 
Priscilla 6 Putnam, by marrying Henry Clarke, became cousin to 
Bryan, Eighth Lord Fairfax, and to Warner Washington, eldest 
cousin of George Washington; also, more remotely, to Lawrence 
Washington, brother of George Washington. Her mother's cousin, 
John 5 Derby, son of Bichard & Mary 4 (Hodges) Derby, by marrying 
Hannah, sister of Henry Clarke, established the same connections, 
which were brought about in the following manner. William Fairfax 
married (1st) Sarah Walker, and (2nd) Deborah Clarke, aunt of Henry 
and Hannah Clarke. By his first marriage he had 4 children, one of 
whom, Anne Fairfax, married Lawrence Washington. By his second 
marriage he had 3 children, of whom one was Bryan Fairfax who 
became Eighth Lord Fairfax in 1793, and another was Hannah 
Fairfax who married Warner Washington. 

15_PRISCILLA 5 HODGES [10. Gamaliel*- ^George^ b. 1749/50 Feb. 4, 
Salem, Mass. ; d. 1822 June 2, Salem ; m. 1768 Jan'y 2, Salem, 
SAMUEL WARD of Salem, son of Miles & Hannah (Derby) (Hathorne) 
Ward, b. 1740 April 30, Salem ; d. 1812 July 31, Salem. 

15 children, born at Salem : — 
i. Nathaniel 6 Ward, b. 1768 Oct. 6 ; d. 1809 Aug. 20 ; m. Sally Trask. 
ii. Samuel 6 Ward, b. 1770 July 15 ; d. 1770 Sept. 6, Salem. 
iii. Samuel 6 Ward, bapt. 1771 Sept. 15 ; d. 1773 Aug. 23, Salem. 
iv. George 6 Ward, b. 1773 Aug. 14 ; m. 1797 Oct. 25, Alicia Bur- 

rell, dau. of Ezra Burrell. 
v. Samuel 6 Ward, bapt. 1775 Dec. 10 ; d. 1793 Nov. 14, Salem. 
vi. Priscilla 6 Ward, b. 1777 July 23 ; m. 1802 Dec. 26, Johnson 

Briggs. 
vii. Mary 6 Ward, b. 1779 Dec. 27 ; m. 1815 March 29, Hon. Joseph 

B. Chandler of Philadelphia, 
viii. Gamaliel Hodges 6 Ward, b. 1782 Jan'y 24; d. 1836 March 6, 

Salem ; m. 1808 Aug. 16, Salem, Priscilla Lambert Townsend, 

dau. of Moses & Lydia (Lambert) Townsend of Salem. 
ix. Stephen 6 Ward, b. 1783 Dec. 5 ; m. 1807 Jan'y 8, Abigail 

Foster. 
x. Jonathan 6 Ward, b. 1785 Oct. 8 ; m. (1) 1811 Feb. 22, Buth 

Bott ; m. (2) Eliza (Campbell) Ward, widow of his brother 

Henry, 
xi. Sophia 6 Ward, b. 1787 June 25 ; d. 1820 June 2 ; m. Benjamin 

Crombie. 



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xii. John 6 Ward, b. 1788 Sept. 18 ; d. 1819 Sept. 27. 
xiii. Henry 6 Ward, b. 1791 July 31 ; d. 1825 July 9, Manchester, 
Mass. ; in. 1817 Sept. 25, Eliza Campbell. He was lieutenant 
in U. S. navy. 
xiv. Harriet 6 Ward, b. 1793 Feb. 25. 
xv. Sarah 6 Ward, b. 1795 April 5 ; m. 1813 April 20, Ira Eaton. 

Samuel Ward was for several years Naval Officer of Salem. 

Gamaliel Hodges 6 Ward was grandfather of Frederick Town- 
send 8 Ward, whose daring exploits in China during the great Tai- 
ping rebellion made him famous in both hemispheres during his life 
and an object of religious veneration in China since his death. 
In early youth he engaged in many daring adventures in Mexico and 
South America, and then served as an officer in the French army dur- 
ing the Crimean War. Happening to be in China, as mate of a 
merchant vessel, when the great rebellion seemed to be sweeping all 
before it, he offered his services to the Imperial government. By his 
valor and genius he soon rose to a commanding position and turned 
the tide of war. The importance of his services was recognized, and 
he was made Mandarin of the Empire, Admiral of the Chinese Navy 
and General of the Army. But while scaling a rampart, in the hour 
of victory, he fell mortally wounded, and died the next day, in Oct. 
1862, being then not quite 31 years old. The Chinese government 
issued an imperial edict, directing monuments to be erected to his 
memory, and expressing the gratitude and admiration of the Emperor 
and the nation. The edict was officially communicated to the U. S. 
government. 

16— MARY 5 HODGES [10. Gamaliel*- 3 George 2 ] b. 1755 Dec. 2, Salem, 
Mass. ; d. 1791 Jan'y 27 ; m. 1775 May 24, Salem, JONATHAN 
INGERSOLL, son of Nathaniel & Bethiah (Gardner) Ingersoll, bapt. 
1751 Aug. 11, Salem ; d. Windsor, Vt. 

3 children : — 
i. Nathaniel 6 Ingersoll, bapt. 1778 June 21, Salem. 
ii. George Hodges 6 Ingersoll, bapt. 1780 Jan'y 23, Salem, 
iii. Mary 6 Ingersoll, b. 1781 Dec. 4, Salem ; d. 1834 April 17, Bos- 
ton ; m. 1S00 Oct. 28, Salem, Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch of 
Salem, son of Habakkuk & Mary (Ingersoll) Bowditch of Salem 
Village. 

Jonathan Ingersoll was a ship-master in his earlier life. He 
moved about 1814 to a farm in Windsor, Vt., where he remained until 
his death. 

Mary 6 (Ingersoll) Bowditch possessed great personal attractions, 
was domestic in her habits, of a lively and cheerful disposition, and 
governed by the strictest religious principle. She was devotedly 
attached to her children and fairly worshipped her husband. She 
made her house the agreeable resort of friends, and by her active 
benevolence many sons and daughters of sorrow were helped and 
comforted. As early as 1826, she showed signs of consumption, of 
which she died in 1834, but during these 8 years she had intervals of 
apparent health, and her cheerfulness never deserted her. 



40 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

17— JOSEPH 5 HODGES [10. Gamaliel*- 3 George 2 ] b. 1758 May 6, 
Salem, Mass; d. 1826 Oct. 7, Salem; m. 1783, MARY ANDREW, dau. 
of Jonathan & Mary (Gardner) Andrew, b. 1761 May 30, Salem ; d. 
1798 Sept. 6, Salem. 

5 children, born in Salem : — 

24. i. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1783 Dec. 18. 

ii. Gamaliel 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Jan'y 11; d. 1860 March 8, 
Salem ; m. 1816 May 11, Salem, Hannah Byrne, dau. of 
Simon & Hannah (Valpy) Byrne, b. 1779 Feb. 23, Salem; 
d. 1856 Aug. 15, Salem. No children. 
iii. Joseph 6 Hodges, twin of last ; d. 1787, Salem. 
iv. Priscilla 6 Hodges, b. 1788 Dec. 29 ; d. 1810 July 18 ; m. 
1809 Nov. 2, Salem, John Jayne of Marblehead, son of 
Peter & Dolly Jayne, b. 1784 March 26, Marblehead; d. 
1813 Nov. 10. Priscilla was noted for her beauty, 
v. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Dec— ; d. 1798 Sept. 11, Salem. 
Mary (Andrew) Hodges died of a fever from which all but one 
of her children were suffering at the same time, one of them dying 
five days after the mother. Her father was a tanner, and carried on 
his business at the eastern end of the Common, where Andrew street 
now is. 

18— JONATHAN 5 HODGES [10. Gamaliel*-* George 2 ] b. 1764 March 
1, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1837 May 23, Salem ; m. 1788 March 30, Salem, 
ELIZABETH ROPES, dau. of Judge Nathaniel & Priscilla (Sparhawk) 
Eopes, b. 1764 Nov. 28, Salem ; d. 1840 Aug. 30, Salem. 
7 children, born in Salem : — 

25. i. Elizabeth 6 Hodges, b. 1789 Jan'y 1. 

ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1791 Nov. 17 ; d. 1869 Dec. 18, Salem ; m. 
1819 May 2, Salem, John Stone of Salem, son of Bev. 
Eliab & Sarah (Hubbard) Stone, b. 1781 July 9, Reading, 
Mass. ; cl. 1849 Nov. 22, Salem. No children. 

iii. George 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Dec. 16 ; d. 1793 Feb. 12, Salem. 

26. iv. George Atkinson 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Sept. 21. 

27. v. Samuel Eopes 6 Hodges, b. 1797 May 11. 

vi. Priscilla Sparhawk 6 Hodges, b. 1799 Nov. 4 ; d. 1882 Oct. 
12, Salem; m. 1821 Sept. 4, Salem, John Clark of Salem, 
son of John & Lydia (Sanderson) Clark, b. 1794 March 17, 
Waltham, Mass. ; d. 1851 Jan'y 28, Salem. No children. 

28. vii. Edward 6 Hodges, b. 1804 Feb. 4. 

Jonathan 5 Hodges was probably the first of the name to live at 
the western end of Salem — " up town," as it was called. The origi- 
nal lot was at the eastern or lower side of the Common, and the 
descendants had remained chiefly in that neighborhood, until then 
the fashionable part of the town ; but Jonathan Hodges appears as 
having a brick dwelling-house on Chestnut street in 1805, built by 
him this year. This was one of the first brick houses built in Salem. 
He was a ship-master, making various voyages to the East Indies as 
captain of vessels of which he was part-owner, and also a merchant, 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 41 

being member of the firm of Ropes & Hodges, ship-chandlers. 
Nathaniel Bowditch, later so famous as mathematician and astronomer, 
was in their employ from 1785, when he was 12 years old, until 1790, 
when they went out of business. Jonathan Hodges retired from 
trade at an early age, but later, having lost money by the failure of 
one of his sons, accepted office in an insurance company and was also 
cashier of a bank. For many years he was Treasurer of Salem and 
for a time commanded the famous Salem Cadets. He was endowed 
with mechanical skill and taste and carved beautiful watch-cases, 
toys, etc., out of rosewood. He was very charitable and made it a 
custom each Thanksgiving Day to provide a bounteous supply of eat- 
ables for distribution to the needy. 

Elizabeth (Ropes) Hodges was a very quiet, retiring little 
woman, industrious, charitable and devoted to her home and family. 
She was daughter of Nathaniel Ropes, who was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1715 and became member of his Majesty's Council and 
Judge. He was also a loyalist and his death from small-pox, March 
18, 1774, was hastened, if not caused, by the threats of a mob which 
had surrounded his house. His wife, Priscilla Sparhawk, was niece 
of Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk, who married the daughter of Sir 
William Pepperell, commander-in-chief of the forces which captured 
Louisburg in 1745. 

19 — MARY 5 HODGES [12. John* Gamaliel* George' 1 '] b. 1752 Jan'y 
5, Salem, Mass.; d. 1828 June 16, Salem, m. FRANCIS BOARDMAN 
of Salem, son of John & Mary Ann (Baker) Boardman, b. 1748, 
Ipswich, Mass. ; d. 1792 Feb. 10, Port au Prince, Island of Hayti. 

5 children born in Salem : — 
i. Mary 6 Boardman, b. 1778 ; d. Boston ; m. 1804 Jan'y 1, Benjamin 

Williams 6 Crowninshield of Salem, son of George & Mary 5 

(Derby) Crowninshield of Salem, 
ii. Elizabeth 6 Boardman, b. 1779 or 1780 ; d. 1798 Oct. 18, Salem ; 

m. 1798 March 25, Salem, Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch of Salem, 

son of Habakkuk & Mary (Ingersoll) Bowditch. 
iii. Francis 6 Boardman, b. 1785 March 13 ; d. 1870 Jan'y 26, Salem ; 

m. Elizabeth Boardman Mead of Newburyport. 
iv. John 6 Boardman, bapt. 1786 July 30 ; d. 1791 May 14, Salem, 
v. Sara.h 6 Boardman, bapt. 1787 Oct. 7; d. Salem; m. 1810 Nov. 

10, Salem, Zachariah Fowle Silsbee of Salem, son of Nathaniel 

& Sarah (Becket) Silsbee of Salem. 
Francis Boardman was a sea-captain. He and his wife lived in 
the house on Pleasant street, Salem, which is still owned by their 
Silsbee descendants. It was sold to Capt. Boardman by his father-in- 
law, John 4 Hodges, and was part of the original lot belonging to 
George 2 Hodges, earlier to Thomas Rootes. 

Mary 6 Boardman married her second cousin, Benjamin Williams 
Crowninshield, who was Representative of Salem in 1810, State Sen- 
ator from 1811 to 1813, one of the first directors of the Merchants 
Bank of Salem, Secretary of War under President Madison from Dec. 



42 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

1814 to Nov. 1818, and Kepresentative to the U. S. Congress from 
1823 to 1831. 

Elizabeth 6 Boardman, a woman of remarkable intelligence, died 
a few months after her marriage, and her husband, Dr. Nathaniel 
Bowditch, afterwards married her second cousin, Mary 6 Ingersoll. 
The life of Dr. Bowditch is given in all the encyclopedias. Bred to 
his father's trade as a cooper and then apprenticed to the ship- 
chandlers, Bopes & Hodges, he later acted in turn as clerk, supercargo 
and master of a merchant-ship in five long voyages. He acquired 
Latin that he might study Newton's Principia, and later studied 
French, Spanish, Italian and German. His New American Practical 
Navigator, published when he was 29 years old, and his admirable 
translation, with valuable annotations, of Laplace's Celestial Mechanics, 
brought him the highest honor both in America and Europe, and 
enduring fame as a mathematician and astronomer. 
20 — BENJAMIN 5 HODGES [12. John* Gamaliel* George 2 ] b. 1754 
April 26, Salem, Mass.; d. 1806 April 13, Salem, of consumption; m. 
1778 Nov. 19, Salem, HANNAH KING, dau, of William & Mary 
(Andrew) King of Salem, b. 1755 ; d. 1814 Nov. 16, Salem, aged 59, 
of asthma and consumption. 
9 children born in Salem : — 
i. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1779; d. 1792 Oct. 9, Salem, aged 13, of 

consumption. 
ii. A daughter, d. 1783, of consumption, 
iii. Benjamin 6 Hodges, bapt. 1785 Aug. 21 ; d. 1804 April 11, 

Salem, aged 19, of consumption, 
iv. John 6 Hodges, bapt. 1787 July 8 ; d. 1797 Nov. 30, Salem, 
aged 10, of consumption. 
29. v. Mart 6 Hodges, bapt. 1789 May 24. 

vi. Margaret Manning 6 Hodges, bapt. 1791 May 8 ; d. 1803 

April — , Salem, aged 12, of consumption, 
vii. Hannah 6 Hodges, bapt. 1794 June 15 ; d. 1871 April 21, 

Salem ; unm. 
viii. Elizabeth 6 Hodges, bapt. 1796 Dec. 25 ; d. 1849 March 

23, Salem ; unm. 
ix. Sarah 6 Hodges, bapt. 1799 Oct. 13 ; d. 1812 Dec. 24, Salem, 
aged 14, of consumption. 
Benjamin 5 Hodges was one of the most famous sea-captains who 
sailed out of Salem harbor. He commanded the Grand Turk, the 
Astroza, and many other ships which made successful voyages for 
their owner, Elias Hasket 5 Derby. He also was himself an owner, or 
part owner, in several vessels. He possessed a vigorous mind and 
great executive ability, combined with a kind and philanthropic dis- 
position, and was universally esteemed and respected. "Throughout 
his life he exhibited the principles of integrity and virtue. He was 
remarkable for his personal appearance and for his many excellent 
qualities of head and heart." In 1798, the citizens of Salem raised a 
fund and built the frigate Essex of 860 tons, and gave it to the 
government which paid part of the expense. The vessel was 



THE SALEM BBANCH. 43 

launched Sept. 30, 1779, and cost f 154,687.77. The building of such' 
a ship by a town of 9,000 inhabitants was praised throughout the 
country as an act of great liberality and patriotism. Benjamin 
Hodges was a liberal subscriber to the fund, and was chosen on the 
committee which had charge of building the vessel. He was a man 
of vigorous constitution, but succumbed at the age of 52 to the con- 
sumption, which disease proved fatal also to his wife and to six of 
his children, one of whom died when an infant. 

Hannah (King) Hodges, wrote Dr. William Bentley, minister of 
the Salem church, was " well educated and unquestionably one of the 
best of women. She was of small person, pleasant aspect, even 
virtues and uniform excellence." 

Benjamin 6 Hodges graduated at Harvard College in 1803, being 
then only 18 years old, and the first of the name to graduate there. 
He then made a voyage to Italy, and being a young man of 
exceptional talents, inducements were held out to him to enter upon 
a commercial life. He decided to enter the ministry, and rejecting 
the mercantile offers made him, studied theology under Dr. Bentley; 
but his studies were soon ended by the development of consumptive 
tendencies. At his death Dr. Bentley published a sermon strongly 
eulogistic of his character. Among many other excellent qualities, 
he praised him for " a modesty with calmness, a cheerfulness with 
sobriety, an energy without offence which invited services but never 
intruded them. An ambition which commanded the powers, but 
never enslaved them by jealousy, envy or fear. A progress which 

never was without perseverance, but never with impatience And 

in his moral life he was uncommonly exemplary .... He found what 
was due to all, what was expected of all, and what could satisfy all. 
All were equally pleased, all returned the same love, and all forgot 
that any other persons were beloved by him besides themselves ; so 
that no young man could enter life with kinder prepossessions than 
were everywhere ready to embrace and assist him." 
21 — RICHARD 5 HODGES [12. John* Gamaliel* George -] b. 1762 
June 17, Salem, Mass.; d. 1787 Aug. 17, Demerara, Guiana, of fever ; 
m. 1786 May 7, SARAH CHEEVER, dau. of James & Mary (Allen) 
Cheever, d. 1792 July 20, Salem. 

1 child: — 
i. Sarah 6 Hodges, bapt. 1787 Feb. 18, Salem; d. 1791 June 20, 
Salem. 

22 — GEORGE 5 HODGES [12. John* Gamaliel* George*] b. 1765 July 
18, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1827 July 28, Salem ; m. (1) 1786 Nov. 24, 
LYDIA GALE, b. 1763 or 1764; d. 1796 July 13, Salem, age 32. He 
m. (2) 1798 March 25, Salem, HANNAH PHIPPEN, dau. of Joshua 
& Hannah (Sibley) Phippen of Salem, b. 1768 Dec. 26, Salem; d. 
1837 June 15. 

9 children born in Salem : — 
i. Geokge 6 Hodges, bapt. 1787 July 8 ; d. 1791 April 16, Salem. 



44 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

ii. Eliza 6 Hodges, bapt. 1789 May 31 ; d. 1794 Nov. 14, Quincy, 
Mass. 

30. iii. George 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Jan. 16. 

31. iv. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1793 Oct. 10. 
v. A child, b. & d. 1796 July 13. 

32. vi. Ltdia 6 Hodges, b. 1800 Sept. 9. 

vii. Elizabeth 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Jan'y — ; d. 1802 Aug. 16, 

Salem, age 7 months. 

viii. Mart Phippen 6 Hodges, b. 1805 Nov. 22 ; d. 1880 Dec. 4, 

Salem ; m. 1831 July 16, Salem, Joseph Vincent Browne 

of Boston, son of James & Lydia (Vincent) Browne of Salem, 

b. 1802 or 1803 ; cl. 1868 Aug. 30, Salem, age 65. No children. 

ix. Benjamin Manning 6 Hodges, bapt. 1811 Sept. 15; d. 1830, 

Salem. 

George 5 Hodges was a sea-captain and a merchant. He was a very 

large man. A farmer, coming into town with produce for him, 

enquired for his residence in these words: — "I don't want the Mr. 

Hodges who is as high up as you can see [this was Gamaliel 5 

Hodges], but the one who is as big round as you can see." He was 

doubtless the "shortest of six brothers " of the family tradition [see 

notice of his father], for, in 1797, the bark Eliza, Capt. George 

Hodges, bound for Canton, was captured by French privateers and 

carried to Hispaniola where the vessel and cargo were condemned. 

There is no record of the capture of any other member of the family. 

George Hodges continued to follow the sea as late, at least, as 1805, 

when, on his return from Russia in the ship Union, he rescued the 

captain and crew of the brig Eagle, which had been upset. During 

President Jefferson's administration, he was appointed Surveyor of 

Customs for Salem and Beverly, which office he resigned in 1820. 

During the Bevolution he was active in upholding the cause of his 

countrymen, and in 1780 he commanded the Pallas, a 10-gun vessel, 

which was built, or fitted out, in Massachusetts. 

23 — GAMALIEL 5 HODCES [12. John" Gamaliel 3 George*] b. 1766 
Aug. 15, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1850 Dec. 25, Salem; m. 1788 Oct. 16, 
Salem, SARAH WILLIAMS, dau. of William & Abigail (Browne) 
Williams, b. 1767 March 3, Salem ; d. 1850 Oct. 10, Salem. 
8 children born in Salem : — 

33. i. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1789 Oct. 16. 

ii. Gamaliel 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Jan'y 7 ; d. 1795 Oct. 13, Salem. 

34. iii. Richard Manning 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Aug. 5. 

iv. Gamaliel 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Jan'y 28; d. 1816 Sept. 27, Salem, 
v. Elizabeth Stone 6 Hodges, b. 1799 Jan'y — ; d. 1801 Sept. 18, 

Salem, 
vi. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Jan'y 23; d. unm. 1825 July — , 

Salem. 

35. vii. John 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Dec. 11. 

36. viii. Margaret Manning 6 Hodges, b. 1805 Jan'y 25. 
Gamaliel 5 Hodges took to the sea at an early age and soon rose to 

the command of ships. He was successful as a sea-captain and also 



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as a merchant. He lived on Essex Street, at first a few doors below 
No. 95, and then at No. 95, which had previously been occupied by 
his aunts Manning. He was the tallest man in Salem, and corre- 
spondingly stout and vigorous. His wife, on the other hand, was 
very small. In her later years she seldom went out of her house, 
except to go to church. Then, as she could not keep pace with the 
long strides of her husband, she tripped along behind him. When 
he was too far ahead he would pause, saying, "Come on, dear love, 
come on," wait for her to reach him, and then stride on again to 
repeat the process in a few minutes. The married life of the pair 
lacked but six days of lasting 62 years, and the husband survived his 
wife only a little over two months, the final illness being short in 
both cases. Time had treated them kindly, Mr. Hodges especially 
having few of the infirmities of old age. 

Sarah (Williams) Hodges was, on her mother's side, a great- 
great-granddaughter of Philip English, a noted citizen of Salem. 
His real name was Phillippe L' Anglais. He was son of Jean 
L'Anglais, was baptized June 30, 1651, in Trinity Parish, Isle of 
Jersey, and came to Salem about 1670. He married Mary Holling- 
worth, daughter of William Hollingworth of Salem by his wife the 
accomplished and beautiful Elinor Story. Mr. and Mrs. English 
were persons of great ability and superior education, and they became 
very wealthy. In 1692, they were arrested for witchcraft. Dr. 
Bentley says that Mr. English was the only person " distinguished for 
property and known in the commercial world," who was accused of 
witchcraft. His wife had been considered " aristocratic," and there 
are intimations that some prejudices lay at the bottom of the accusa- 
tions. They were sent to the stone jail in Boston together with Giles 
Corey, George Jacobs and others. Of these all perished except Mr. 
and Mrs. English, who escaped to New York, remained there a year, 
and then returned to Salem, where they were welcomed with bonfires 
and other marks of rejoicing. 

Sarah 6 Hodges, who died of consumption, was very beautiful, 
and as lovely in character as in person. Some charming letters of 
hers still exist, written to her brother Richard when he was a student 
at Cambridge. His oldest daughter, Mrs. Swan, who was said to 
resemble her aunt Sarah, for whom she was named, when a young girl 
asked her grandmother if this resemblance was true. The little old 
lady threw up her hands in amazement, exclaiming, "Look like her, 
child ! Nobody ever looked like her." 

24— MARY 6 HODCES [17. Joseph 5 Gamaliel*- 3 George 2 ] b. 1783 Dec. 
18, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1856 April 18, Salem ; m. 1812 May 24, Salem, 
Capt. WARD CHIPMAN of Salem, son of Thomas & Elizabeth 
(Millett) Chipman, b. 1779 Aug. 22, Salem ; d. 1858 Jan'y 20, Salem. 

She left 1 child, born at Salem : — 
i. Anstiss 7 Chipman, b. 1815 March 3 ; d. 1886 Nov. 2, Salem ; m. 
1840 Dec. 1, Salem, Col. Daniel Perkins of Salem, son of 
Aaron & Sarah (Staniford) Perkins of Ipswich, Mass. 



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25 — ELIZABETH 6 HODCES [18. Jonathan? Gamaliel*-* George 2 ] b. 
1789 Jan'y 1, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1834 Dec. 23, Salem ; m. 1808 April 17, 
Salem, GEORGE CLEVELAND of Salem, son of Stephen & Margaret 
(Jeffry) Cleveland, b. 1781 Jan'y 26, Salem; d. 1840 March 13, 
Salem. 

5 children born in Salem : — 
i. Margaret Jeffry 7 Cleveland, b. 1809 March 12 ; d. 1809 March 

16, Salem, 
ii. Elizabeth Hodges 7 Cleveland, b. 1810 May 6 ; d. 1851 March 
27, Salem ; m. 1845 May 22, Salem, Gardiner Leonard 
Chandler of Salem, son of Gardiner Leonard & Lncretia 
Callahan (Greene) Chandler of Boston, 
iii. George William 7 Cleveland, b. 1812 Jan'y 22 ; d. 1848 Sept. 
20, Pontotoc, Miss. ; m. 1838 July 12, Salem, Harriet 6 Allen, 
dau. of Edward 5 & Anna (Eiske) Allen of Salem. 
iv. Mary Hodges 7 Cleveland, b. 1817 April 6; d. 1873 Nov. 14, 
Salem ; m. 1842 Oct. 13, Salem, John Fiske 6 Allen of Salem, 
son of Edward 5 & Anna (Fiske) Allen, 
v. Dorcas Hiller 7 Cleveland, b. 1820 May 19 ; living 1892 in 
Florence, Italy; m. 1841 Sept. 15, Richard West of Salem, son 
of Nathaniel & Julia (Parks) (Houston) West of Salem. 
Elizabeth 6 Hodges, after marriage, occupied one-half of the large 
square brick house on Chestnut street which her father built. For 
many years before her death she was crippled with rheumatism, so 
that she could not rise from her chair. " I can see her now," wrote 
her nephew, " seated at her corner window, never uttering an impatient 
word, and always welcoming me with a kind smile and a loving 
greeting." 

George Cleveland went to sea in early life, making, in 1800 and 
1801, one of the earliest voyages to Japan with Capt. Samuel Derby. 
He held the position of Captain's Clerk, and his journal, giving an 
account of the voyage, was published in Vol. 2 of the Essex Inst. 
Hist. Collections. He was for many years President of the Commer- 
cial Insurance Company. He possessed a delicate and refined literary 
taste, with a keen sense of humor, and was a most charming and 
intelligent companion. 

John Fiske 6 Allen, who was second cousin of his wife's mother, was 
a prominent citizen of Salem from early manhood. He was first a 
bookkeeper and then commander of a vessel sailing from Salem. He 
later entered into mercantile partnership with his brother. This 
connection was dissolved after a few years, and he then devoted 
himself principally to the cultivation of the grape and of other 
fruits, being a pioneer in this line. He was very successful in his 
various horticultural operations, which he conducted on a large scale. 
He was a liberal contributor to the several horticultural exhibitions 
in Salem and Boston, and for many years obtained the prize of the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the best display of fruit. 
26 — GEORGE ATKINSON 6 HODGES [18. Jonathan 5 Gamaliel*- 3 
George*] b. 1794 Sept. 21, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1863 Oct. 24, Salem ; 



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m. 1817 Oct. 9, Beverly, Mass., ABIGAIL ELIZABETH WHITE, dau. of 
Henry & Phebe (Browne) White of Beverly, b. 1795 May 24, 
Machias, Me. ; d. 1863 March 23, Salem. 
7 children : — 

i. A daughter, b. and d. 1818 Aug. 30, Boston, Mass. 
ii. Elizabeth Carleton 7 Hodges, b. 1820 June 3, Boston ; living 

1894, unm. 120 Stoughton street, Dorchester (Boston), Mass. 
iii. George Derby 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Dec. 19, Boston; d. 1863 
July 12, 
children. 

37. iv. Charles Edward 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Dec. 22, Boston. 

38. v. Henriette White 7 Hodges, b. 1827 July 6, Boston. 

vi. Mary White 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Nov. 6, Boston ; d. 1831 
Sept. 26, Boston. 

39. vii. Mary Stone 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 8, Salem. 

George Atkinson 6 Hodges, shortly before his marriage, estab- 
lished himself in business in Boston as merchant and importer, hav- 
ing his office on India Wharf. He removed to Philadelphia in 1830, 
but for the sake of his wife's health returned to Massachusetts in 
1835, living two years in Salem and the following seven or eight 
years in Lowell. He then resided for a few years in Boston, but 
finally returned to Salem where he passed the remainder of his life. 
He was an accomplished musician and composed music of considera- 
ble merit. During his residence in Philadelphia, as a labor of love, 
he performed the duties of organist in the Unitarian church of which 
Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Eurness was pastor. 

Elizabeth Carleton 7 Hodges, by her kind aid, has rendered 
efficient help to the compilers of this history. Leading a seemingly 
quiet and uneventful life, she evidently retains a lively interest in 
her kin, and has her own proper share of pride in the good lives 
and good deeds of the family. Having long desired that these deeds 
should be recorded in permanent form, and having herself collected 
some material for this purpose, she was among the first to 
co-operate in this work and give the facts which had come to her 
knowledge. 

27— SAMUEL ROPES 6 HODGES [18. Jonathan 5 Gamaliel*- 8 Gee-rye 2 ] 
b. 1797 May 11, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1867 Nov. 7, Salem ; m. 1831 Dec. 
7, Portland, Me., JANE REED KELLERAN, dau. of Edward & Lucy 
(Reed) Kelleran, b. 1811 Oct. 11, Portland ; d. 1884 May 8, Boston. 

4 children, born in Salem : — 

lmuel Kelleran 7 Hodg 

New Orleans, La.; unm. 

ii. Henry Stone 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Oct. 15; d. 1856 June 11, Salem; unm. 

iii. Ellen Kelleran 7 Hodges, b. 1837 May 12 ; living 1894 at 23 
Burrough's St., Jamaica Plain (Boston), Mass. ; m. 1871 June 21, 
Salem, Henry Richard Gardner of Salem, son of Richard 
& Abigail Phippen (West) Gardner, b. 1836 Sept. 18, Salem; 
living 1894. No children. 



48 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

iv. Priscilla Clark 7 Hodges, b. 1842 Feb. 9 ; living unm. 1894, 
Boston. 

Samuel Ropes 6 Hodges, was a well-known citizen of Salem. He 
was fond of military matters, and at the age of 18, joined the Salem 
Light Infantry, of which he was Clerk, Ensign and Lieutenant. In 
1828 he was elected Captain, unanimously, but declined and resigned. 

Samuel Kelleran 7 Hodges was in the quartermaster's depart- 
ment of the United States Army and on service in Louisiana at the 
time of his death. 

Henry Stone 7 Hodges was a young man whose early death ended 
a career of great promise. " His character consisted of a rare com- 
bination of good qualities. Simple in his manners, his conversation 
displayed sound, practical sense, united with great refinement of 
taste and delicacy of feeling. His purity of couduct and correctness 
of principles were remarkable, and he possessed in an eminent degree 
those graces and amenities which attract and charm in society. 
Never has it been our lot to encounter a character more free from 
faults and crowded with excellences." [iV.] 

28— EDWARD 6 HODGES [18. Jonathan 5 Gamaliel*- 3 George' 1 '] b. 1804 
Feb. 4, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1883 March 5, Boston ; m. 1846 June 24, 
Salem, SARAH ANNE ODELL, dau. of James & Lydia (Thayer) 
Odell of Salem, d. 1889 May 27, Boston. 

5 children, born in Salem : — 
i. Elizabeth Ropes 7 Hodges, b. 1848 Aug. 10 ; m. John "West of 

Boston, 
ii. Laura Stone 7 Hodges, b. 1850 Dec. 31 ; d. unm. 1889 Aug. 24, 

Boston, 
iii. Gorgeana 7 Hodges, b. 1852 SeDt. 19 ; m. Woodman of 

Concord, N. H. 
iv. Edward 7 Hodges, b. 1854; d. childhood, Salem. 
v.Mary Stone 7 Hodges, b. 1857 April 5; d. unm. 1890 Oct. 16, 

Boston. 

29 — MARY 6 HODGES [20. Benjamin 5 John* Gamaliel* George' 1 '] 
bapt. 1789 May 24, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1851 Aug. 31, Salem ; m. 1808 
Nov. 14, Salem, WILLIAM SILSBEE, son of Nathaniel & Sarah 
(Becket) Silsbee, b. 1779 March 21, Salem ; d. 1833 Jan'y 15, Salem. 

7 children, born in Salem : — 

i. Margaret Hodges 7 Silsbee, b. 1810 July 24 ; d. 1829 July 8, 
Salem ; unm. 

ii. Benjamin Hodges 7 Silsbee, b. 1811 ; d. 1880 Feb. 22, Salem, 
aged 68; m. 1840 Oct. 22, Dedham, Mass., Elizabeth Jane 
White, dau. of Rev. John & Delia T. H. White of Dedham. 

iii. Rev. William 7 Silsbee, b. 1813 May 17 ; d. 1890 Jan'y 8, 
Salem ; m. (1) 1836 May 21, Charlotte Lyman, dau. of Erastus 
& Rachel (Hutchins) Lyman of Norwich (now Huntington), 
Mass. ; m. (2) 1858 March 30, Maria P. Woodward, dau. of 
Samuel B. & Maria (Porter) Woodward of Wether sfield, Conn. 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 49 

iv. John Henry 7 Silsbee, b. 1814 June 7; d. 1891 Sept. 19, North 
Conway, N. H. ; m. 1838 May 15, Salem, Rebecca Ann Dodge, 
dau. of Pickering & Eebecca (Jenks) Dodge of Salem, 
v. Mary 7 Silsbee, b. 1816 Sept. 8; d. 1866 Nov. 4, Salem; m. 1851 
Nov. 20, Manuel Fenollosa of Salem, son of Manuel & Isabel 
(del Pino) Fenollosa of Malaga, Spain. 
vi. Harriet Eliza* Silsbee, b. 1819 June 29 ; d. 1893 Aug. 24, 

Petersham, Mass. ; m. John N. Mott. 
vii. Hannah 7 Silsbee, living unm. 1892, Salem. 

William Silsbee lived in the Hodges House on the eastern 
corner of Orange and Essex streets. He was an active, intelligent 
and enterprising merchant, an upright citizen, and was respected and 
esteemed in all the relations of life. 

Benjamin Hodges 7 Silsbee, after graduating from Harvard in 
1831, entered business life and made two voyages as supercargo in the 
ship Borneo. In 1839 he entered the firm of Stone, Silsbee & 
Pickman (which began to build its own ships about this time) and 
remained in active business until his death. He was prominent in 
business, religious and charitable circles ; was President for 16 years 
of the East India Marine Society, and also of the Merchants 
National Bank, of the Salem Lead Company, and of the Association 
for the Belief of Aged and Destitute Women. He was a member of 
the East (Unitarian) Church, and for many years Superintendent of 
the Sunday School. He served on the School Board of Salem, and 
was Alderman in 1859. He had, however, a repugnance to holding 
political office, and refused to accept the nomination for Mayor which 
was offered him several times. 

Rev. William 7 Silsbee possessed "a scholarly refinement and 
literary taste, joined with a philanthropy broad and sympathetic. 
In manners he was a model of courtesy and kindness. In the pulpit 
he won attention and sympathy by his reverent spirit, his manifest 
sincerity, his carefully considered and conscientiously expressed 
thought, as in the common intercourse of life he won the good will 
and confidence of all by his stainless integrity and uniformly con- 
siderate kindness." 

30— GEORGE 6 HODGES [22. George* John" Gamaliel 3 Georye 2 ]b. 1792 
Jan'y 16, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1862 Dec. 6, North Andover, Mass. ; m. 
1812 Dec. 13, Salem, ELIZABETH WELCOME, dau. of Thomas & 
Elizabeth (Lambert) Welcome, b. 1788 Feb. 29, Salem ; d. 1871 March 
— , North Andover. 

9 children born in Salem, except the last two : — 
i. George 7 Hodges, b. 1813; d. 1816 May 6, Salem, 
ii. Elizabeth Lambert 7 Hodges, b. 1815 March 8 ; d. 1892 

March 6, Cambridge, Mass. ; unm. 
iii. George 7 Hodges, b. 1818 ; d. 1818 Sept. 25, Salem. 

40. iv. Hannah Ktttredge 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Feb. 28. 

41. v. George 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Feb. 14. 

42. vi. Samuel Lambert 7 Hodges, b. 1824. 



50 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

43. vii. Lydia 7 Hodges, b. 1826 June 14. 

viii. Francis 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Sept. 30, Andover, Mass. ; d. 
1865 June 17 ; unm. 

44. ix. Benjamin Manning 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Sept. 19, Andover. 
George 6 Hodges possessed the solid frame and character of his 

branch of the family. He was a good business man, active, energetic 
and popular. He was a Captain of the militia and possessed consid- 
erable political influence. He moved from Salem to Andover in 1828 
and there commenced the manufacture of flannels, meeting with suc- 
cess, and gradually enlarging his business until it became one of the 
most important industries of the town. In 1833, 1835, 1836 and 1837, 
he represented Andover in the lower house of the State legislature, 
and, in 1846 and 1847, he was a member of the Senate from Essex 
County. 

31— HANNAH 6 HODGES [22. George* John" Gamaliel* George*] b. 
1793 Oct. 10, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1877 July 1, North Andover, Mass. ; 
m. 1819 Dec. 19, Salem, Dr. JOSEPH KITTREDGE, son of Dr. Thomas 
& Susannah (Osgood) Kittredge, b. 1783 Oct. 25, Andover, Mass. ; d. 
1847 Sept. 6, Andover. 

7 children born in Andover : — 
i. George Hodges 7 Kittredge, b. 1820 Nov. 20 ; living unm. 1894, 

Millwood, Va. 
ii. Dr. Joseph 7 Kittredge, b. 1822 May 20 ; d. 1878 July 10, North 
Andover ; m. 1847 Dec. 15, Eoxbury (now Boston), Mass., Hen- 
rietta Frances Watson, dau. of George & Eliza (Leach) 
Watson, 
iii. Mart Hodges 7 Kittredge, b. 1824 April 11 ; d. 1889 July 5, 

North Andover ; unm. 
iv. John 7 Kittredge, b. 1826 Sept. 12 ; living 1894, Treasurer of 
Insane Asylum, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1875 Dec. 1, Bethel, Me., 
Frances Jane Bartlett, dau. of Curatio Twitchell & Laura 
Ann (Pressey) Bartlett of Bethel, 
v. Susan Osgood Hodges 7 Kittredge, b. 1830 Aug. 6 ; living 1894, 
Pleasantville, N. Y. ; m. 1852 Nov. 11, Andover, Dr. George 
Cheyne Shattuck 7 Choate, son of Dr. George & Margaret Man- 
ning 6 (Hodges) Choate. See No. 36. 
vi. Sarah 7 Kittredge, b. 1832 Sept. 8 ; living unm. 1894, North 

Andover. 
vii. Hannah Armstrong 7 Kittredge, b. 1834 July 17 ; living unm. 
1894, North Andover. 
Hannah 6 Hodges was a woman of great strength and beauty of 
character. Her life was filled with active usefulness in the domestic 
circle and in the parish. Her position, as wife of a prominent and 
successful physician, brought to her many calls for assistance, private 
and public, and to these calls she responded with ready sympathy 
tempered by good judgment. She was for many years President of 
the Ladies' Benevolent Society, and her charming house in Andover 
(now North Andover) was the center of radiation of unobtrusive 
charities. 



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Dr. Joseph Kittredge (husband of Hannah) graduated from 
Dartmouth college in 1804, studied medicine, and practised with great 
success in Andover, where he was the third physician of the name. 
He was a public-spirited man, and in addition to his large medical 
practice, found time for political duties. He represented Andover 
for a number of terms in the State legislature, and filled other public 
positions with acceptability and success. 

Dr. Joseph 7 Kittredge graduated at the Harvard Medical School 
in 1846 and practised in Andover, where members of the family have 
cured the sick for a continuous period of more than 150 years. 
32 — LYDIA 6 HODGES [22. George* John* Gamaliel* George 2 '] b. 
1800 Sept. 9, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1884 Nov. 25, Amesbury, Mass. ; m. 
1825 Dec. 2, Salem, SAMUEL HOLMAN of New York City, son of 
Samuel & Elizabeth (King) Holman, b. 1792 Dec. 21, Salem. 

1 child born in New York City : — 
i. Eliza Hodges 7 Holman, b. 1831 May 25; d. 1871 Jan'y 25, 
Salem; m. 1855 June 13, Salem, William Henry Jackson, 
of Salem, son of George & Mary (Crane) Jackson of Boston. 

Lydia 6 (Hodges) Holman, immediately after marriage, went to 
New York City, of which place her husband was then a resident. 
After a few years, Mr. and Mrs. Holman returned to Salem, and 
lived in the handsome house, on Walnut street, built by Maj. Gen. 
John Eiske, and now occupied by the Sisters of Charity. It stood 
then south of its present site, on the spot now filled by the Church 
of the Immaculate Conception. 

33 — JOSEPH 6 HODGES [23. Gamaliel* John* Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 
1789 Oct. 16, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1863 Feb. 16, Salem ; m. 1819 Jan'y 
3, Salem, ELIZABETH CHIPMAN, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth 
(Millett) Chipman, b. 1795 July 2, Salem ; d. 1883 May 2, Salem. 

5 children born in Salem : — 

45. i. Margaret Chipman 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Oct. 8. 
ii. Gamaliel 7 Hodges, b. and d. 1821 Dec. 3. 

iii. Sarah Ellen 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Dec. 19 ; living unm. 1892, 
Salem. 

46. iv. Elizabeth Millett 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Aug. 14. 

47. v. Gamaliel 7 Hodges, b. 1828 May 13. 

Joseph 6 Hodges is said to have been so small at birth that he 
was put into a silver tankard and the cover shut; but he grew to be 
a very large man, like most of his race. When Gen. Washington 
visited Salem, Oct. 29, 1789, the babe Joseph (then 13 days old) was 
held up at the window to see him. Joseph Hodges was a ship- 
master in his younger days, but retired early from active business. 
He met his death through an accident. He was walking on the rail- 
road bridge at the northern end of the tunnel when a train of cars 
came on the bridge behind him. He was large and heavy and unable 
to escape by running, so he crouched at the side of the track, but 
was knocked to the flats below and died a few minutes after he was 
taken up. 



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34— RICHARD MANNING 6 HODGES [23. Gamaliel 5 John" Gamaliel* 
George*} b. 1794 Aug. 5, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1878 Aug. 12, Cambridge, 
Mass.; m. 1821 Oct. 29, Boston, ELIZABETH QUINCY DONNISON, 
dau. of William & Mary (Quincy) (Stedman) Donnison, b. 1793 April 
17, Boston ; d. 1876 Nov. 12, Cambridge. 

6 children born in Bridgewater, Mass., except the last : — 
i. William Donnisou 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Oct. 12 ; d. 1825 Jan'y 
9, Bridgewater. 

48. ii. Sarah 7 Hodges, b. 1825 March 21. 

49. iii. Bichard Manning 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Nov. 6. 

iv. William Donnison 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Jan'y 12 ; d. 1830 
June 21, Bridgewater. 

v. Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Dec. 21 ; d. 1832 May 6, Bridge- 
water. 

50. vi. Catherine Donnison 7 Hodges, b. 1838 Jan'y 9, Cambridge, 

Mass. 

Bev. Bichard Manning 6 Hodges was graduated at Harvard in 
1815. He served as Librarian of the Salem Athenaeum one year, and 
then studied theology at Cambridge under the direction of President 
John T. Kirkland, Bev. Henry Ware Sr., Prof. Sidney Willard and Mr. 
Andrews Norton. At that time the Divinity School, as it now exists, 
was not established. He was " approbated" to preach Sept. 6, 1819. 
After supplying several parishes, he was ordained minister of the 
First Congregational Church in Bridgewater (then Bridgewater South 
Parish) on Sept. 12, 1821. In May, 1833, he resigned his pastorate, 
without there being any alienation of the warm interest or affection 
which had sprung up between him and his church. Often afterwards 
he visited his old parishioners and not unfrequently officiated at the 
weddings and funerals in their families. After a short residence in 
Boston he moved, in 1834, to Cambridge, and there spent the remain- 
der of his life. He never took another settlement, but kept up an 
active interest in church work and preached now and then. Finding 
a desire to form a Unitarian Society at Somerville, he gave his services 
as preacher gratuitously for a year — from March 17, 1844, to March 
30, 1845, — during the organization of the First Congregational Church 
of that place. In 1852, he spent seven months in foreign travel. On 
his return home he was visited with a painful illness. The latter 
part of his life was spent quietly at Cambridge in the occasional 
duties of his profession in the pulpit and through the press. For 
several years he was necrologist for Harvard College, and his records 
were models of accuracy and carefulness. He took always a lively 
interest in all that concerned the University, preserved files of papers 
for the library, and in many other ways aided in promoting college 
interests. The doors of his hospitable home were always open to the 
students, who received a warm welcome from the owner and his 
charming wife. In all his relations he manifested the spirit of 
kindness and Christian good-will, and was ever an affectionate husband, 
father and kinsman, an obliging neighbor, and a warm-hearted friend. 

Elizabeth Quincy (Donnison) Hodges left the social circles of 



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a city, where she was a favorite by reason of her beauty of person 
and brightness of spirit, to perform the duties of a country minister's 
wife; and these duties she discharged with a rare prudence, good 
judgment and sweetness which won the love and good-will of all. Her 
unselfishness throughout her whole life gave to her words and acts a 
constant charm, and her elastic cheerfulness diffused sunshine through 
her home and lightened the trials which fall to every human lot. 
Her home was her kingdom, which she ruled with the laws of kind- 
ness. She seldom went abroad, yet was not narrow in her interests or 
affections, and her house was opened to all comers with an unfailing 
hospitality. Her kind, happy nature remained unchanged to the end, 
only ripened and mellowed by age. Her maternal grandfather, Henry 
Quincy, fifth in descent from the Edmund Quincy who came to Boston 
in 1633, was called the handsomest man in Boston. Her father, 
William Donnison, of Huguenot descent, came from Milford, Wales, 
to Bhode Island, and thence moved to Boston. He was a captain of 
the Revolution, and later Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
Adjutant General, and Aide of Governor Hancock. 
35— JOHN 6 HODGES [23. Gamaliel 5 John* Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 
1802 Dec. 11, Salem, Mass.; d. 1882 April 29, Danvers, Mass.; m. 
1833 Dec. 15, Salem, MARY OSGOOD 3 DELAND, dau. of Thorndike 7 
& Mehitable (Batchelder) Deland, b. 1808 Dec. 8, Salem; living, 1894, 
Topsfield, Mass. 

8 children, born in Salem : — 

51. i. Harriet 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Oct. 31. 

52. ii. Thorndike Deland 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 19. 

iii. Mary Osgood 7 Hodges, b. 1839 July 19 ; living unm. 1894, 

Topsfield, Mass. 
iv. John 7 Hodges, b. 1841 Dec. 8 ; killed in action, 1864 July 

30, Petersburg, Va. ; unm. 
v. Louisa Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1843 Dec. 10 ; d. 1844 Nov. 

26, Salem. 

53. vi. Benjamin 7 Hodges, b. 1847 April 12. 

vii. Osgood 7 Hodges, b. 1849 Nov. 15 ; d. 1880 Nov. 2, Salem ; unm. 

54. viii. Nathaniel Dana Carlile 7 Hodges, b. 1852 April 19. 
John 6 Hodges was eager to go to college, but to this his father 

was not inclined ; so, like other boys of the time, he applied for a 
position "before the mast." The reply to his application was, that 
he was a rich man's son, and must yield to those who had their own 
way to make. His first voyage, made when he was only 16, was to 
Sumatra, in a vessel commanded by his brother Joseph, and, in spite 
of his youth, he acted as supercargo. His second voyage he sailed 
as first mate, after that as captain ; but he never went to sea after 
his marriage. At a very early age, he engaged in commercial pur- 
suits, transacting business in his own name, before he was 21 years 
old, with Baltimore, and afterwards with Virginia, South America 
(on both the East and the West coasts), Marseilles, Antwerp and 
London. Apparently his was a most promising career, but he retired 
quite early from active business, chiefly owing to a slight lameness, 



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which became more troublesome as lie grew older. He was elected 
at an unusually youthful age member of the Salem Marine Society 
and the East India Marine Society, both of which organizations 
required as a condition of membership that the candidate should 
have passed round either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn as 
master or supercargo. His early election made him in his after life 
for many years the oldest member, in date of election, of both 
societies. 

Maky Osgood 8 (Deland) Hodges was a descendant of George 2 
Hodges [No. 2], through his daughter Katharine 3 Hodges [No. 3] 
who married Benjamin Deland of Beverly, the line of descent con- 
tinuing as follows : George 4 Deland [No. 3, iv.], George 5 Deland, 
Thorndike 6 Deland, Thorndike 7 Deland, Mary Osgood 8 Deland. 

Col. John 7 Hodges entered Harvard in 1858, but left in the 
middle of his Junior year to volunteer in the Union Army. He 
received, however, the degree of A. B. in 1862 with his class, as a 
compliment to his patriotism and success. At the first call for 
troops, in April, 1861, he dropped his books and went to the front as 
private in Co. I, (Salem Zouaves) 8th Mass. Vols. On the return of 
his regiment, at the end of their three months, he promptly enlisted 
again, and was commissioned First Lieutenant of the 19th Mass. 
Vols., on Aug. 22, 1861. In April and May, 1862, he was with his 
regiment at the siege and capture of Yorktown, Va., and the battle 
of West Point, although weak with sickness, and pushed on to the 
Chickahominy swamps, which nearly proved fatal to him, but he was 
discharged in time to save his life. Returning home, he took a short 
time to recuperate, and in the following November was again on his 
way south as Major of the 50th Mass. Infantry. The regiment was 
sent out to Louisiana and took part in the siege of Port Hudson, the 
command devolving largely on Major Hodges, who at Port Hudson, 
although one of the youngest officers in the service, had two regi- 
ments under him, and was acting as Brigadier General. In August, 
1863, the regiment returned home, its time having expired. In 
February, 1864, he was commissioned Lieut.-Colonel of the 59th 
Mass., and in May was fighting in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania 
and North Anna. In June, he was in the battles at Cold Harbor and 
Petersburg. And on July 30, having commanded his regiment 
during nearly the whole of this fearful campaign, he was killed in 
"the Crater" at Petersburg, and buried by the enemy in the fort. 
Not 23 years old, of boyish appearance (" he was only a boy," said 
one of his Irish soldiers, " but he was the only man we had "), a 
Lient.-Colonel with his commission as Colonel on the way to him, he 
had achieved the reputation of a gallant soldier, the devotion of his 
men, the love and respect of his acquaintances, and the glory of 
dying for his country. [See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, 
299]. 

Osgood 7 Hodges graduated at Harvard in 1871, then studied at 
the Mass. Institute of Technology, and became a civil engineer. He 
was employed on the Boston City Water Works, the Atchison, 
Topeka & Santa Fe Bailroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. He 



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was in the service of the last, with headquarters at Steubenville, Ohio, 
when he was attacked by the typhoid fever and went to his home in 
Salem, only to die there. He was much interested in athletic sports 
and was very popular with all who knew him. 

36 — MARGARET MANNING** HODGES [23. Gamaliel 5 John* Gama- 
liel 3 George 2 '] b. 1805 Jan'y 25, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1887 Oct. 5, Stock- 
bridge, Mass. ; m. 1825 Dec. 6, Salem, Dr. GEORGE CHOATE of 
Salem, son of George & Susannah (Choate) Choate, b. 1796 Nov. 7, 
Essex, Mass ; d. 1880 June 4, Cambridge, Mass. 

6 children born in Salem : — 
i. Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck 7 Choate, b. 1827 March 30 ; liv- 
ing, 1894, Pleasantville, N. Y.; m. 1852 Nov. 11, Andover, 
Mass., Sarah Osgood Hodges 7 Kittredge, dau. of Joseph & 
Hannah 6 (Hodges) Kittredge. [See No. 31.] 
ii. Charles Francis 7 Choate, b. 1828 March 16 ; living, 1894, 
Boston, Mass. ; m. 1855, Nov. 7, Utica, N. Y., Elizabeth 
Waterman Carlile, dau. of Edward & Hannah (Thompson) 
Carlile of Providence, R. I. 
iii. Sarah Elizabeth 7 Choate, b. 1829 Sept. 24 ; d. 1860 May 1, 

Salem ; unvi. 
iv. William Gardner 7 Choate, b. 1830 Aug. 30; living, 1894, 
New York City ; m. 1870 June 29, Wallingford, Conn., Mary 
Lyman Atwater, dau. of Caleb & Elizabeth Lydia (Clarke) 
Atwater, of Atwater, Ohio, 
v. Joseph Hodges 7 Choate, b. 1832 Jan'y 24; living, 1894, New 
York City ; m. 1861 Oct. 16, Caroline Dutcher Sterling, 
dau. of Frederick A. & Caroline Mary (Dutcher) Sterling of 
Salisbury, Conn, 
vi. Caroline Eairfield 7 Choate, b. 1834 Oct. 16; d. 1889 Nov. 4, 
New York City ; m. 1860 Dec. 6, Ernst Bruno de Gersdorff 
of Eisenach, Germany. 
Margaret Manning 6 Hodges possessed unusual physical and 
mental vigor, a fine personal presence and great dignity of bearing 
— qualities which she maintained to the end of her life. She lived 
to see her sons all successful and prominent in their various profes- 
sions, and to have numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
She died at the summer residence of her son, Joseph Hodges Choate. 
Dr. George Choate graduated from Harvard College in 1818, 
and from the Harvard Medical School in 1822. He practised medi- 
cine in Salem for many years, but was disabled in health somewhat 
early, and after his children had married and left Salem, he and his 
wife moved to Cambridge, where one of his sons resided. He 
belonged to the famous Choate family of Essex county — a family 
with far more than the average of mental ability, whose reputation 
for brilliancy is still well maintained by the children of Margaret 
Manning Hodges. John Choate, the first of the name here ; Francis 
Choate, grandson of John, and the most prominent man in Ipswich ; 
John Choate, brother of Francis and Colonel of the 8th Mass. Regi- 
ment at the siege of Louisburg, Cape Breton ; Bufus Choate, " that 



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rare phenomenon of mind and eloquence : " all were members of 
this family. 

Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck 7 Choate graduated from Har- 
vard College in 1846, and from the Harvard Medical School in 1849. 
He practised medicine in Salem until, on account of his success and 
reputation, he was appointed, in 1853, the first Superintendent of 
the State Insane Asylum at Taunton, Mass. He remained here 
until 1870, when he resigned in order to devote himself to the pri- 
vate care of the insane. 

Charles Francis 7 Choate graduated from Harvard College in 
1849, and from the Harvard Law School in 1853. He was a tutor at 
Harvard from 1851 to 1854, and then practised law in Boston with 
Hon. Francis B. Hayes. He gave up the private practice of his pro- 
fession to take the Presidency of the Old Colony Bailroad, in which 
position he displayed great executive ability, and became widely 
known. He lived at Cambridge for many years after his marriage, 
and then moved to Boston where he lives in the winter-time, having 
a summer house in Southboro, Mass. 

Sarah Elizabeth 7 Choate, with her rare qualities of mind and 
heart and her charming modesty and grace, "was a woman of uncom- 
mon culture, of refined manners, of great intellectual and moral 
worth. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. A 
thorough education in all the more useful branches of knowledge was 
combined with a development of a taste for the beautiful in art ; and 
over the whole was spread the lustre of a pure, benignant and 
Christian spirit." \_Salem Gazette.^ 

William Gardner 7 Choate, Harvard College 1852, and Harvard 
Law School 1854, practised law in Salem until February 1865, when 
he went to New York City, and entered the firm of Prichard, Choate 
& Smith, with which he remained until April 15, 1878. He then 
was appointed Judge of the U. S. District Court, holding his office 
until June 6, 1881, when he resigned and became member of the 
firm of Shipman, Barlow, Larocque & Choate, now Shipman, La- 
rocque & Choate. He resides in New York City, but has a summer 
residence in Wallingford, Conn. 

Joseph Hodges 7 Choate received from Harvard his A. B. in 
1852, and LL. B. in 1854. He began the practice of law in New 
York City in the office of Hon. fm. M. Evarts, and soon became a 
partner of Mr. Evarts in the firm which is now Evarts, Choate & 
Beaman. His career has been brilliantly successful, and he is easily 
one of the leading lawyers and orators of the day. By his eloquence, 
ready wit and cool independence, backed by thorough knowledge, he 
charms, amuses and surprises, and at the same time compels respect 
and admiration. With a very large law-practice, he is constantly 
called on for services outside of his profession. When announced as 
a speaker, he is always sure of a large audience, and as his speeches 
are always reported in the newspapers, his audience is not confined 
to one locality. 

Dr. Ernst Bruno de Gersdorfp came to America in 1849, and 
practised Homoeopathy in Andover, Salem and Boston. A talented 



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and amiable man, with agreeable manners, he was much liked socially 
and professionally. He died June 30, 1883, in Pleasantville, 1ST. Y., 
at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. Choate. 

37 — CHARLES EDWARD 7 HODGES [26. George A* Jonathan* Gama- 
liel^ 3 George-] b. 1824 Dec. 22, Boston, Mass. ; d. 1870 June 14, 
Boston; m. 1851 June 11, Barre, Mass., MARY ELIZABETH BLOOD, 

dau. of Dr. Oliver Hunter & Ellen Ward (Blake) Blood of Worcester, 
Mass.; b. 1828 June 8, Brookfield, Mass.; living 1894, Dorchester 
(Boston), Mass. 

5 children : — 
i. Harrison Blake 8 Hodges, b. 1852 Aug. 14, Barre, Mass. ; 
living unm. 1894, Baltimore, Md. 
55. ii. Francis Appleton 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Dec. 30, Watertown, 
Mass. 
iii. Charles Edward 8 Hodges, b. 1859 May 22, Dorchester, 
Mass.; living, 1894, Boston; m. 1885 Sept. 10, Boston, Mary 
Elizabeth Neat, dau. of Daniel & Mary Elizabeth (McCarty) 
Neal; b. 1863 Nov. 25, Boston; living, 1894. No children. 
iv. Percy 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Oct. 4, Dorchester; living unm. 1894, 

Dorchester (Boston), 
v. Mary Elizabeth 8 Hodges b. 1864 Feb. 29, Dorchester ; liv- 
ing, 1894, North Easton, Mass.; m. 1891 Dec. 1, Dorchester, 
William Hadwen Ames, son of Gov. Oliver & Anna Coffin 
(Ray) Ames, b. 1861 March 1, Easton; living, 1894. No chil- 
dren in 1891. 
Rev. Charles Edward 7 Hodges graduated at Harvard College 
in 1847, and the Harvard Divinity School in 1850, and was ordained 
pastor of tha Unitarian Church in Barre, Mass., June 11, 1851. 
Owing to his earnest advocacy of anti-slavery principles both in and 
out of the pulpit, such a strong opposition to him was made in his 
parish, that he resigned in 1851. During the following winter, he 
preached in Watertown and West Newton ; but in the Spring of 1855 
he left the ministry and soon after began the manufacture of chemicals 
at South Boston, continuing in this business until his death. He was 
a warm friend of Phillips, Garrison and Follen, and a co-worker in 
the anti-slavery struggle, being active in writing and lecturing on this 
subject. A number of his addresses and essays were printed and 
distributed as tracts. [Hiss E. C. Hodges.'] 

Harrison Blake 8 Hodges graduated from the Boston Latin 
School in 1870, intending to enter Harvard College, but after the 
death of his father, he unselfishly relinquished this long-cherished 
plan, and entered his father's chemical works for two years. In 1872, 
he went to Germany and devoted three years to the study of 
chemistry at the universities of Leipzig and Bonn. He was Instructor 
in Chemistry at Harvard College from 1875 to 1880. In 1877, he 
published a college textbook in an entirely new field, which has proved 
a useful book and has reached a second edition. Its title is " A 
Course in Scientific German." From 1886 to 1891, he was Chief 



5S THE SALEM BRANCH. 

Chemist and Superintendent of Tests in charge of the Department 
of Inspection of Tests of the Union Pacific Railway system, with 
headquarters at Omaha. In 1892, he was appointed to a similar 
position on the Baltimore & Ohio Eailroad, with the title of Engineer 
of Tests, and still holds this position, residing at Baltimore. 

Charles Edward 8 Hodges, after graduation from the English High 
School in Boston, entered the employment of Mudge, Sawyer & Co., 
of Boston, but after a few years made up his mind to go to China 
and sailed for Hongkong on Jan'y 21, 1880. Here he made an 
engagement with Eussell & Co., and was soon transferred to their 
house in Shanghai. The climate proved injurious to his health, and 
in the winter of 1881-2, he returned home. In the Autumn of 1882, 
he went to Detroit and entered the house of Thorndike Nourse, pub- 
lisher. Early in 1884, he was given a position in the Chicago office 
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. The next year he mar- 
ried and settled in Boston, where he has since resided. For a number 
of years (since 1887) he has been connected with the American 
Mutual Liability Insurance Co., of which he is Assistant Manager. 

38 — HENRIETTE WHITE 7 HODGES [26. George A* Jonathan* Gama- 
liel^ 3 George 2 ] b. 1827 July 6, Boston, Mass. ; living, 1894, Dorchester 
(Boston); m. 1846 April 6, Dorchester, Mass., FRANCIS PARKER 
APPLETON, son of Nathaniel Walker & Mary Coffin (Greene) Apple- 
ton, b. 1822 Aug. 2, Boston ; living, 1894, Dorchester. 

4 children : — - 
i. Nathaniel Walker 8 Appleton, b. 1848 Feb. 17, Danvers (now 
Peabody), Mass. ; living, 1894, Dorchester, Mass. ; m. (1) 1871 
Aug. 31, Lowell, Mass., Ella Wood, dau. of Rev. Horatio & 
Abby (Abbott) Wood of Lowell; m. (2) 1880 Oct. 6, Pepperell, 
Mass., Nellie Shannon- Blake, dau. of Henry & Martha 
Ann (Tucker)' Blake of Pepperell. 
ii. Alice Leslie 8 Appleton, b. 1853 April 9, Danvers; living, 1894, 
Boston, Mass. ; m. 1874 Oct. 21, Lowell, Henry Miles Knowles, 
son of John Adams & Sarah (Appleton) Knowles of Lowell. 
iii. Charles Tilden 8 Appleton, b. 1858 Nov. 7, Lowell, Mass.; d. 

1860 Aug. 31, Lowell, 
iv. William Channing 8 Appleton, b. 1863 July 27, Lowell ; living 
unm. 1894, Dorchester. 
Rev. Francis Parker Appleton, after graduation, in 1845, from 
the Harvard Divinity School, was settled over the Unitarian Society 
in South Danvers (now Peabody) Mass. In 1853, he left South 
Danvers and went to Lowell, Mass., to take the management of the 
Lowell Bleachery & Dye Works, with which he was connected until 
1885. He built a house, in 1881, in Dorchester (Boston), where 
he lives during the winter, and another in Cohasset, Mass., which is 
his summer residence. 

39 _MARY STONE 7 HODGES [26. George A % Jonathan* Gamaliel*- 3 
George 2 ] b. 1836 Dec. 8, Salem, Mass. ; living, 1894, Dorchester 



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(Boston), Mags.; m. 1856 Oct. 22, Salem, NATHANIEL DEVEREUX 

SILSBEE, son of Nathaniel & Marianne Cabot (Devereux) Silsbee, b. 
1830 Oct. 22, Salem ; living, 1894, Dorchester. 

4 children : — 
i. Elizabeth White 8 Silsbee, b. 1857 Sept. 27, Salem ; living, 
1894 ;m. 1876 Aug. 23, Cohasset, Mass., Winslow Lewis 
Montgomery of Boston, son of William & Helen (Woods) Mont- 
gomery of New York City. 
ii. Nathaniel 8 Silsbee, b. 1859 Feb. 9, Salem; living unm. 1894, 

Dorchester, 
iii. Rosamond White 8 Silsbee, b. 1863 Nov. 16, Roxbury (now 

Boston), Mass. ; living unm. 1894, Dorchester, 
iv. George Devereux 8 Silsbee, b. 1865 Dec. 30, Roxbury ; living, 
1894, Dorchester ; m. 1894 Oct. 25, Boston, Bertha Williams 
Griggs, dau. of Benjamin Franklin & Frances (Gill) Griggs of 
Boston. 
Nathaniel Devereux Silsbee is a great-great-grandson of Mary 4 
Hodges [No. 9] by her husband, Capt. Richard Derby. He graduated 
at Harvard in 1852, and the same year sailed from Boston to Cal- 
cutta as clerk of the ship Sabine. From Calcutta he went, via the 
Red Sea and across the Isthmus of Suez, to Europe, where he spent 
the following winter and spring. In 1853 and 1854, he studied law 
withWm. C. Endicott, who afterwards was Secretary of War. From 
1854 to 1857, he was a member of the firm of Field & Silsbee and 
engaged in the Calcutta trade ; and from 1859 to 1864 in partnership 
with his brother-in-law, Charles E. Hodges, manufacturing chemicals. 
After a year in the Burnettizing business, he became a merchandise 
broker. About 1889, he organized, and has since directed, two 
timber-land companies in Texas. In 1893, in connection with this 
business, he organized the Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Ry. Co., of 
Texas, of which he is Assistant Manager and Treasurer. During 1859, 
he commanded the Salem Light Infantry, of which for five years 
he had been Lieutenant. In 1859, he moved from Salem to Boston, 
and since then has lived in Roxbury and Dorchester. 

Nathaniel 8 Silsbee was one of the original students of Adams 
Academy at Quincy, Mass. He took to the sea, and made voyages to 
California and Japan and also, as second officer of the bark Harvard, 
to Australia. After giving up his sea-faring life, he entered his 
father's office. 

George Devereux 8 Silsbee, after studying at the Roxbury Latin 
School, engaged in business life. He was with his father, was a mer- 
chandise broker, and now is Second Assistant Treasurer and Secre- 
tary of the Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Ry. Co. 

40— HANNAH KITTREDCE 7 HODCES [30. George*- 5 John* Gama- 
liel* George 2 '] b. 1820 Feb. 28, Salem, Mass.; d. 1894 Dec. 1, 
Methuen, Mass. ; m. 1838 Nov. 17, Andover, Mass., JOSIAH CROSBY 
of Billerica, Mass., son of Josiah & Betsey (Hartwell) Crosby, b. 
1818, Billerica; d. 1890, Lawrence, Mass. 



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7 children born in Andover, Mass. : — 

i. Sarah Josephine 8 Crosby, b. 1839 Oct. 10 ; m. 1860 Oct. 25, 
Andover, Edward Shattuck, son of Joseph Shattuck of 
Andover. 

ii. Elizabeth Hodges 8 Crosby, b. 1842 Feb. 17 ; d. 1866 Nov. 6, 
Andover. 

iii. George Hodges 8 Crosby, b. 1844 May 27; d. 1862 May 30, 
Ship Island, Miss. 

iv. Anna Hartwell 8 Crosby, b. 1846 Aug. 4; living, 1894, Methuen, 
Mass. ; m. 1869 Oct. 20, Edward Francis Johnson, son of 
Theron & Sarah Jane (Mitchell) Johnson, of Andover. 

v. Mary Manning 8 Crosby, b. 1848 Dec. 4; d. 1871 Dec. 7, Methuen. 

vi. Harriet Louisa 8 Crosby, b. 1856 Feb. 15; living, 1894, Methuen. 

vii. Arthur Josiah 8 Crosby, b. 1860, Aug. 6 ; living, 1894, Methuen; 
m. 1890 Oct. 28, Methuen, Lucy Annah Johnson, dau. of Fran- 
cis Frye & Hannah Barker (Wardwell) Johnson of Methuen. 

41— GEORGE 7 HODGES [30. George 6 - 5 John* Gamaliel 3 George 2 '] 
b. 1822 Feb. 14, Salem, Mass ; d. 1881 Nov. 5, Oxford, Mass. ; m. 
(1) 1846 Jan'y 29, Andover, Mass., SARAH ELIZABETH CLARK, 
dau. of Hobart & Elizabeth (Farwell) Clark, b. 1825 Dec. 11, 
Andover; d. 1872 Oct. 23, Oxford. He m. (2) DELIA MCLAUGHLIN. 

2 children born in Oxford : — 

56. i. Katharine Cradoc 8 Hodges, b. 1847 Jan'y 12. 

ii. Alice Welcome 8 Hodges, b. 1849 May 4; d. 1857 Dec. 16, 
Oxford. ' 
George 7 Hodges moved from Salem to (North) Andover with his 
parents in 1828, attended the Franklin Academy there, learned man- 
ufacturing in his father's mill, and later, in partnership with Henry 
H. Stevens, leased the Abbott Mill in Andover. He remained there 
until 1846, when he bought the Oxford Woolen Company's mill, 
moved to Oxford, and continued the manufacture of flannels success- 
fully until his death. He was an able and energetic business man, 
public spirited and liberal. In his later years he entered considera- 
bly into public life — was Moderator, Selectman and Eepresentative. 
In 1864 he was Democratic candidate for Representative to Congress, 
and delegate to the Democratic National Convention for the nomina- 
tion of a Presidential candidate. The beautiful Episcopal church at 
Oxford was built under his superintendence and largely at his 
expense. He bought the house, then recently built, next South of 
the church (since given by his daughter to the church for a parson- 
age) and lived there until his removal, in 1862, to his new house at 
his factory village. 

42— SAMUEL LAMBERT 7 HODGES [30. George 6 - 5 John* Gamaliel 3 
George 2 ] b. 1824, Salem, Mass.; m. MARTHA A. SARGENT of 

Andover, Mass. 

Children : — 

57. i. Martha Sargent 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Dec. 7, Andover. 



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ii. Edward Lambert 8 Hodges, b. 1846 March 11, Andover ; living, 

1892, Brackett, Texas, 
iii. Charles Francis 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Nov. 13, Leicester, Mass.; 

living, 1892, Brackett, Texas. 
43 — LYDIA 7 HODGES [30. George*- 5 John 4 Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 
1826 June 14, Salem, Mass. ; living, 1892, Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 
1848 Dec. 6, Andover, Mass., JOSEPH FARWELL CLARK of Andover, 
son of Hobart & Elizabeth (Farwell) Clark, b. 1820 Jan'y 18, 
Andover; d. 1879 March 30, Cambridge. 
6 children born in Andover, Mass. : — 
i. Frank Hodges 8 Clark, b. 1849 Aug. 27 ; m. Mary Philbrick, 

dau. of Charles Pinckney & Mary (Cunningham) Philbrick. 
ii. Thomas Welcome 8 Clark, b. 1852 April 6 ; m. Anna Eussell 

Newhall. 
iii. Elizabeth Hodges 8 Clark, b. 1855 May 15 ; living unm. 1894, 

Cambridge, Mass. 
iv. George Hodges 8 Clark, b. 1858 Feb. 15; d. 1860 March 17, 

Andover. 
v. James Farwell 8 Clark, b. 1861 July 28 ; d. 1863 Nov. 27, Win- 
chester, Mass. 
vi. Charles Story 8 Clark, b. 1863 July 27 ; m. Frances Burns 

of Duxbury, Mass. 
44— BENJAMIN MANNING 7 HODGES [30. George*- 5 John 4 Gama- 
liel 3 George 2 ] b. 1831 Sept. 19, Andover, Mass.; d. 1870; m. CARO- 
LINE FARNHAM, dau. of Joseph & Maria (Ingalls) Farnham, b. 
1831 or 1832, Andover. 
Children : — 

George Farnham 8 Hodges, b. 1853 Dec. 24, Andover. 

Maria Carleton 8 Hodges, b. 1855 July; d. 1882 Nov. 

Samuel Lambert 8 Hodges. 

Frank 8 Hodges. 

Kichard Manning 8 Hodges. 
45 — MARGARET CHIPMAN 7 HODGES [33. Joseph 6 Gamaliel 5 John 4 
Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 1819 Oct. 8, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1887 Feb. 13, 
Salem; m. 1851 Oct. 14, TOBIAS ADAMS HANSON of North Conway, 
N. H, son of Tobias & Susan (Adams) Hanson, b. 1808 Nov. 23, 
North Conway ; d. 1883 July 14, Salem. 

5 children born in North Conway, N. H. : — 
i. Elizabeth Hodges 8 Hanson, b. 1853 April 12 ; living wim. 1894, 

Salem. 
ii. Alice Williams 8 Hanson, b. 1855 April 7; d. 1871 May 24, 

Salem, 
iii. Walter Adams 8 Hanson, b. 1857 July 19. 
iv. Bertha Putnam 8 Hanson, b. 1859 June 10 ; m. 1892 June 29, 

Salem, Jesse C. Bixby. 
v. Joseph Hodges 8 Hanson, b. 1861 Sept. 5; m. 1881 Jan'y 27, 

Salem, Mary S. McNeil. 



62 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

Margaret Chipman 7 Hodges was a woman of unusual mental 
ability and attainments, with an especial talent for mathematics. 
For many years before her marriage, she was a teacher in the Salem 
High School for boys, and won not only the respect but also the 
affection of her pupils. Immediately after her marriage, she went to 
North Conway, N. H., and there lived about a dozen years. Then 
she and her husband and family made their home at Salem. 
46. — ELIZABETH MILLETT 7 HODGES [33. Joseph* Gamaliel 5 John* 
Gamaliel 3 George 2 '] b. 1826 Aug. 14, Salem, Mass. ; d. 1882 April 25, 
Salem; m. 1852 Sept. 1, Salem, WILLIAM HENRY JELLY, son of 
William & Hannah (McDonald) Jelly, b. 1820 Nov. 12, Salem ; living 
1894, Salem. 

4 children born in Salem : — 
i. Clara Hodges 8 Jelly, b. 1853 June 18 ; living, 1894, at 224 High 
St., West Medford, Mass.; m. 1888 Feb. 2, Salem, Elijah 
Glover Morse of Boston, son of Willard & Eliza (Glover) 
Morse of Sharon, Mass. 
ii. A son, b. and d. 1854 Aug. 3. 
iii. William McDonald 8 Jelly, b. 1858 May 14 ; living unm. 1894, 

Salem, 
iv. Marion Hodges 8 Jelly, b. 1864 Dec. 15 ; living unm. 1894, Salem. 

William Henry Jelly is a prominent citizen of Salem, and 
President of the Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, of which institution 
his son is cashier. He, with his son and unmarried daughter, lives 
at 73 Essex street, in the house occupied by his wife's grandparents in 
their early married life. 

47 — GAMALIEL 7 HODGES [33. Joseph* Gamaliel 5 John* Gamaliel* 
George*] b. 1828 May 13, Salem, Mass. ; living 1894, Salem ; m. 1851 
Nov. 2, Newburyport, Mass., LYDIA MARIA BARTLETT, dau. of 
Joseph & Joan (Jackman) Bartlett, b. 1830 Feb. 24, Newburyport ; d. 
1888 Oct. 30, Salem. 

1 child by adoption : — 
i. Carrie 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Jan'y 17 ; m. 1881 April 18, Frank 
Bryant. 

Gamaliel 7 Hodges volunteered at the first call for troops to sup- 
press the Rebellion, and was mustered into the U. S. service as 2nd 
Lieutenant, Co. A, 8th Mass. Vols. He was stationed at Washington, 
at Belay House, Md., and at Baltimore ; was detailed to command the 
steamer Maryland at Annapolis, and later was made Superintendent 
of the Annapolis & Elkridge R. R., which had been taken possession 
of by Gen. Butler. Mustered out, at expiration of service, Aug. 1, 
1861, he was mustered in again, Aug. 8, 1862, as 1st Lieutenant of 
Co. B, 35th Mass. Vols. He was in the battle of South Mountain, 
Sept. 14, 1 862, and three days later at Antietam. In this last battle 
he was severely wounded in the thigh by a rifle-bullet, taken to the 
hospital and then furloughed. After partial recovery, he reported 
for duty at Washington, but on April 29, 1863, was discharged for 
disability, his wound preventing further military service. 



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48 — SARAH 7 HODGES [34. Richard M* Gamaliel 5 John 4 Gamaliel 3 
George 2 ] b. 1825 March 21, Bridgewater, Mass; living, 1894, Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; m. 1851 April 16, Cambridge, Eev. 'JOSHUA 
AUGUSTUS SWAN of Kennebunk, Me., son of Joshua & Olive (Jones) 
Swan, b. 1823 Jan'y 18, Waltham, Mass. ; d. 1871 Oct. 31, Cambridge, 
Mass. 

4 children born in Kennebunk, Me. : — 
i. Elizabeth Quincy 8 Swan, b. 1853, April 27 ; living, 1894, Cam- 
bridge; m. 1884 Oct. 1, Cambridge, Frank Bolles of Cambridge, 
son of John Augustus & Katharine Hartwell (Dix) Bolles of 
Washington, D. C. 
ii. Dr. William Donnison 8 Swan, b. 1859 Jan'y 1 ; living, 1894, 
Cambridge ; m. 1870 April 31, Oakland, Cal., Mary Winthrop 
Hubbard, dau. of Samuel & Sophia (Hunt) Hubbard of 
Oakland, 
iii. Margaret Manning 8 Swan, b. 1861 July 19 ; living, 1894, 
Cambridge; m. 1885 June 3, Cambridge, William Eustis 
Kussell, Governor of Massachusetts, son of Charles Theodore 
& Sarah (Ballister) Kussell of Cambridge. 
iv. Olive Maria 8 Swan, b. 1863 April 15; living, 1894, Cambridge; 
in. 1894 April 4, Cambridge, John Bertram Williams of 
Cambridge, son of John McKeown Snow & Elizabeth Lydia 
(Manning) Williams of Cambridge. 
Kev. Joshua Augustus Swan passed his boyhood in Lowell, 
Mass., to which place his parents moved when he was two years old. 
After receiving the common school education he worked two years in 
a machine shop, and then prepared for college. He graduated at 
Harvard in 1846, his merits and popularity being attested by the 
fact that he was, on graduation, Class Poet. He studied theology 
and graduated at the Harvard Divinity School in 1849. The next 
year he was settled as minister of the First Parish in Kennebunk, 
Me., and retained this pastorate until 1868, when, on account of fail- 
ing health he resigned and moved to Cambridge, Mass. Until the very 
end, he continued in acts of usefulness ; and in 1870 and in 1871 held 
the position of Secretary of the Boston Natural History Society. 

Frank Bolles died Jan'y 10, 1894, at the age of 35, comparatively 
young, yet with a remarkable career. He was a writer of exceptional 
merit. His early sketches at once received the commendation of 
James Kussell Lowell, other short articles increased his reputation, 
and his two books, "Land of the Lingering Snow" and "At the 
North of Bearcamp Water," placed him high in the ranks of authors 
favorably known both in this country and in England. But it was as 
Secretary of Harvard College that he made his greatest success and 
gained lasting fame. Bringing to this office great executive ability, 
untiring industry, indomitable energy and high ambition, possessing 
a keen knowledge of young men and strong sympathy for their needs, 
he was at once a trusted and useful friend of the students and a 
powerful help to the faculty. 

Dr. William Donnison 8 Swan received from Harvard University 



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the degree of A. B. in 1881, and of M. D. in 1884. After graduation 
at the medical school he received an appointment in the Mass. 
General Hospital, and then completed his medical studies abroad, 
principally in Vienna, paying especial attention to surgery. He 
began professional practice in 1888 in Cambridge, where he still 
resides. In 1889 he was appointed Medical Examiner of his district. 

Gov. William Eustis Eussell graduated at Harvard in 1877 and 
two years later received the degree of LL. B. from Boston University. 
He began the practice of law in Boston, but his merits as a lawyer 
have been overshadowed by his extraordinary success in the field of 
politics. As Mayor of Cambridge, from 1885 to 1888, he came into 
great prominence. Possessing unusual ability as a speaker and 
debater, he was in constant demand, throughout the State, especially 
in the yearly political campaigns of Massachusetts ; and he soon 
achieved such a remarkable popularity, that for three consecutive 
years, 1891, 1892 and 1893, he was elected Governor by large plurali- 
ties, although the other candidates of his party for State office were 
defeated. To be chosen chief magistrate of Massachusetts at the age 
of 34, is evidence of most uncommon personal influence. Having 
served in this position the extreme number of years now allowable by 
political customs, he retired from public office to the private practice 
of his profession. 

49— RICHARD MANNING 7 HODGES [34. Richard M* Gamaliel 5 John* 
Gamaliel 9 George 2 '] b. 1827 Nov. 6. Bridgewater, Mass. ; living, 
1894, Boston, Mass.; m. 1854 April 18, Boston, FANNY GARDNER 
WHITE, dau. of Ferdinand Eliot & Dorothy Hancock (Gardner) 
White, b. 1829 Jan'y 6, Boston; living 1894. 

4 children born in Boston : — 

58. i. William Donnison 8 Hodges, b. 1855 March 9. 

ii. Mary Donnison 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Feb. 11 ; d. 1881 Oct. 21, 
Boston. 

59. iii. Ellen Gardner 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Sept. 2. 

iv. Winthrop Taylor 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Nov. 10 ; living unm. 
1894, Boston. 
Dr. Bichard Manning 7 Hodges graduated at Harvard College 
in 1847, immediately entered the Harvard Medical School and took 
his M. D. in 1850. He then spent two years in Europe, studying 
anatomy and surgery in Paris and obstetrics in Dublin. In 1853, 
he commenced practice in Boston and at once took high rank in his 
profession. He was appointed Demonstrator of Anatomy at Harvard 
under Prof. Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1855, and Adjunct Professor 
of Surgery in 1866. In 1862, he was appointed Surgeon of the 
Mass. General Hospital. During the Rebellion he was assistant to 
the Surgeon General of Massachusetts and a member of the State 
Medical Commission ; and he gave three months of volunteer service 
at the front during and after Gen. McClellan's Peninsular Campaign. 
He has served two terms as Overseer of Harvard University, and is 
a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of 
various medical and social associations. Among his published con- 



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tributions to medical literature are the two volumes entitled "Prac- 
tical Dissections " and " The Excision of Joints," numerous articles 
in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, and two public 
addresses — a "Lecture Introductory to the Course of Lectures at 
the Harvard Medical School," and the Annual Address before the 
Mass. Medical Society. After 17 years of teaching, his connection 
with Harvard University was terminated by resignation, caused by 
the demands of his professional practice. In 1885 he resigned from 
the hospital, after 23 years of continuous service, and in 1891 he 
relinquished general practice. Remarkably successful as a teacher 
and a practitioner, no authority is quoted oftener in the lectures on 
his specialties at the Medical School, and no name in his line of 
practice is more widely known and respected in New England. 

Winthrop Taylor 8 Hodges entered Harvard College in 1885, 
but at the end of his Sophomore year decided to go to the Mass. 
Institute of Technology, where he was special student for the ensu- 
ing twelve months. He then spent four years in the Lowell Machine 
Shop, Lowell, Mass. and one year at the Pacific Mills, Lawrence. 
In 1894, he was pursuing special practical courses at the Lawrence 
Scientific School, Cambridge, perfecting himself in the line of 
mechanical engineering with a view to engaging in business con- 
nected with machine tools, or cotton machinery, or both. 

50 — CATHERINE DONNISON 7 HODGES [34. Richard M 6 Gama- 
liel 5 John* Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 1838 Jan'y 9, Cambridge, Mass. ; d. 
1892 April 5, Cambridge; m. 1872 Aug. 13, Cambridge, Dr. CHARLES 
BATES TOWER of Cambridge, son of David Bates & Elizabeth 
(Bates) Tower, b. 1842 May 30, Philadelphia, Pa.; living, 1894, 
Cambridge. 

1 child born -in Cambridge: — 
i. Charles Donnison 8 Tower, b. 1880 Sept. 26 ; living, 1894, 
Cambridge. 

51 — HARRIET 7 HODGES [35. John 6 Gamaliel 5 John* Gamaliel 3 
George 1 '] b. 1834 Oct. 31, Salem, Mass. ; living, 1894, at 131 Vernon 
street, Newton, Mass. ; m. 1864 Feb. 17, Salem, Dr. LINCOLN RIPLEY 
STONE, son of Rev. Thomas Tread well & Laura (Poor) Stone, b. 
1832 Aug. 5, Bridgeton, Me. ; living, 1894, Newton, Mass. 

5 children, all but first born in Newton: — 
i. Laura Poor 8 Stone, b. 1865 Aug. 23, Harper's Eerry, Va. ; living 

unm. 1894, Newton, 
ii. James Savage 8 Stone, b. 1868 Aug. 21; living unm. 1894, 

Newton, 
iii. Frederick Winsor 8 Stone, b. 1871 Sept. 15; d. 1872 Aug. 11, 

Newton, 
iv. Francis Marion 8 Stone, b. 1871 Sept. 15 ; d. 1876 Dec. 29, 

Newton, 
v. Philip Deland 8 Stone, b. 1873 Jan'y 7 ; d. 1890 Aug. 22, 

Cheyenne Mountain Ranch, Col. 



66 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

Harriet 7 (Hodges) Stone is descended from George 2 Hodges 
[No. 2] through his son Gamaliel 3 Hodges and also through his 
daughter Katharine 3 (Hodges) Deland, as explained under No. 35. 
Those of the family who delight in theories of heredity may perhaps 
find in this fact pleasing explanation, to a certain extent, of her 
unusual interest in her kinsfolk, and of her peculiar fitness and 
ability for the task of recording the history of a family possessing 
strong ties of kinship. She has prepared a very interesting account 
of the Salem branch and of their connections by marriage, and from 
her manuscript the present account of this branch has been condensed 
by another hand, much of the charm of the original, unfortunately, 
having been lost in the condensation. She has also contributed a 
large part of the chapter on the early immigrants ; and her studies 
of the possible and probable forbears in England promise to produce 
such definite results, that before long, it is hoped, the family will be 
enabled to trace back their ancestry far beyond what is possible at 
this present writing. [A. D. H., Jr.] 

Dr. Lincoln Eipley Stone practised medicine in Salem until 
the beginning of the Civil War, when he entered the service as Assis- 
tant Surgeon of the 2nd Mass. Vol. Inf., the first regiment enlisted 
for the war to leave the State. He remained with his command until 
early in 1863, when he came North to examine recruits for the 54th 
Mass. Vol. Inf., the first colored regiment to enter the service, of 
which he was appointed Surgeon. After the heavy losses of his regi- 
ment in the assault on Fort Wagner, he again came North to be 
examined for the United States Volunteer Corps. He was made 
Assistant Surgeon, U. S. V., in November, 1863, Surgeon in December 
of the same year, and appointed to the charge of the Military Hospi- 
tal at Gallipolis, Ohio, where he remained to the end of the war. 
After closing this hospital, he was ordered to take charge of and close 
the Military Hospital at Harper's Ferry, Va. In the spring of 1866 
he resumed the practice of his profession in Newton, Mass., where he 
now. (1894) resides. 

52 — THORNDIKE DELAND 7 HODGES [35. John 9 Gamaliel 5 John 4 
Gamaliel 3 George 2 ] b. 1836 Dec. 19, Salem, Mass. ; living, 1894, New 
York City; m. 1867 April 28, New York City, MARY WILLIAMS 
BOWEN, dau. of Charles & Anne Elizabeth (Williams) Bowen, b. 
1839 Dec. 25, Zanesville, Ohio ; living 1894. 

4 children : — 
60. i. Mabel Thorndike 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Jan'y 31, Haverhill, Mass. 
ii. Charles Bowen 8 Hodges, b. 1870 June 29, Elizabeth, N. J. ; 

living unm. 1894, Cleveland, Ohio, 
iii. Frances Edwina 8 Hodges, b. 1872 July 14, Elizabeth; d. 

1890 Nov. 1, Marblehead, Mass. 
iv. Bichard Osgood 8 Hodges, b. 1877 April 1, Elizabeth ; living 
1894, New York City. 

Thorndike Deland 7 Hodges graduated at Harvard in 1857, 
studied law, aud began the practice of his profession in Salem, but 
gave it up to enter the service in the Civil War. In August, 1862, 



THE SALEM BBANCH. 67 

he was mustered into the United States Service and became Sergeant 
of Co. F, 35th Mass. Vol. Inf., being promoted 2nd Lieutenant the 
following January. In May, 1863, he was discharged for promotion, 
became Captain of the 35th U. S. Colored Vols., and was mustered out 
as Brevet Major, Jan'y 15, 1866. He resumed his practice as lawyer in 
Haverhill, Mass., which town he represented in the State legislature 
in 1869. He removed then to Elizabeth, N. J., and thence went to 
New York City where he now (1894) resides and practises. 

Mary Williams Bowen lost both her parents and an only brother 
by a steamboat disaster on the Ohio River, which left her and an 
older sister, the sole surviving members of the family. The two 
sisters came to Cambridge, Mass., where they grew up under the 
charge of their uncle, Prof. Francis Bowen of Harvard University. 

53 — BENJAMIN 7 HODGES [35. John 6 Gamaliel 5 John 4 " Gamaliel 91 
George*] b. 1847 April 12, Salem, Mass.; living, 1894, Topsfield, 
Mass; m. 1886 Dec. 16, near Statesburgh, S. C, MARIE REES REY- 
NOLDS, dau. of Dr. Mark & Julia Vaughan (Eees) Reynolds, b. 1855 
July 6, Farm Hill, near Statesburgh ; living, 1894. 

3 children in 1894 : — 
i. Benjamin Deland 8 Hodges, b. 1887 Sept. 28, near Statesburgh, 

S. C. ; living, 1894. 
ii. Mark Reynolds 8 Hodges, b. 1891 Sept. 30, Topsfield, Mass. ; 

living, 1894. 
iii. Mary Osgood 8 Hodges, b. 1892 Nov. 27, Topsfield ; d. 1893 

Feb. 20, Topsfield. 
Benjamin 7 Hodges entered Harvard College but, after two 
attempts to complete the course there, was compelled by failure of 
health to abandon his studies. Being fond of farming, he went 
South to engage in cotton planting and bought an estate near Sumter, 
South Carolina. He now [1894] owns a farm in Topsfield, Mass., 
where he resides ; but his health is such that he can do little. 

54 — NATHANIEL DANA CARLILE 7 HODGES [35. John* Gamaliel 5 
John* Gamaliel* George 2 '] b. 1852 April 19, Salem, Mass. ; living, 
1894, No. 1 Gramercy Park, New York City ; m. 1886 May 13, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, ADELE LOUISE GOEPPER, dau. of Hermann & Kath- 
arine (Biegert) Goepper of Cincinnati ; living, 1894. 

No children in 1894. 

Nathaniel Dana Carlile 7 Hodges graduated at Harvard in 
1874 and then studied for a year and a half in Germany. Returning 
to Cambridge, Mass., he engaged in private tutoring in mathematics 
until appointed an assistant in the Physical Laboratory of Harvard 
College in 1877. He held this position until 1881, when he resigned, 
afterwards teaching physics in the Worcester Polytechnic for a short 
time. In February, 1883, he was made assistant editor of Science, 
a weekly journal which had just been established through the munifi- 
cence of Prof. A. Graham Bell, who wished to see a weekly journal 
of pure science flourishing in this country. In the fall of 1885 he 



68 THE SALEM BRANCH. 

was made editor, and the office was moved from Cambridge to New 
York City ; and in 1886 the whole charge of the paper was put in 
his hands. He continued in charge until the spring of 1894, when 
the task of maintaining a weekly periodical, intended mainly for 
scientific men, was abandoned. The principal honor which has been 
conferred on him was his election as Fellow of the American Acad- 
emy of Arts and Sciences in 1879. 

55— FRANCIS APPLETON 8 HODGES [37. Chas E 1 George A 6 Jon- 
athan 5 Gamaliel 4 - 3 George 2 '] b. 1855 Dec. 30, Watertown, Mass.; 
living, 1894, New Albany, Ind. ; m. 1885 May 20, Port of Spain, 
Trinidad, CLEMENCE JULIE ZWALHAZ, dau. of Charles Frederic 
& Philiberte (Seguin) Zwalhaz of Port of Spain, b. 1864 Aug. 24, 
Beaune, Cote d'or, France ; living, 1894. 

3 children in 1894: — 
i. Francis Appleton 9 Hodges, b. 1886 March 12, Port of Spain 

living, 1894. 
ii. Harry John Agnew 9 Hodges, b. 1887 July 27, Port of Spain 

d. 1888 Sept. 4, Port of Spain, 
iii. Marguerite Ames 9 Hodges, b. 1892 July 24, New Albany, Ind. 

living, 1894. 
56— KATHARINE CRADOC 8 HODGES [41. George" 1 - 6 - 5 John 4 Gama- 
liel* George 2 ] b. 1847 Jan'y 12, Oxford, Mass. ; d. 1880 April 22, 
Oxford; m. 1866 March 1, Oxford, WILLIAM STRUTT SLATER, son 
of George Bassett & Lydia (Bobinson) Slater, b. 1833 Oct. 4, Web- 
ster, Mass. ; d. 1890 Dec. 27, Webster. 

6 children born in Webster : — 
i. Buth 9 Slater, b. 1867 Jan'y 16 ; living unm. 1894, Webster. 
ii. Georgia 9 Slater, b. 1868 Sept. 8 ; living unm. 1894, Webster. 
iii. Lydia Bobinson 9 Slater, b. 1871 July 12 ; living unm. 1894, 

Webster, 
iv. Katharine 9 Slater, b. 1873 Nov. 2 ; living, 1894, Webster ; 

m. 1893 Sept. 26, Webster, Dr. Frederick Augustus Brown 

of Webster, son of Dr. Frederick Davis & Tamar Sibley (Waters) 

Brown of Webster, 
v. Hope 9 Slater, b. 1875 Dec. 29 ; living, 1894, Webster. 
vi. James Howe 9 Slater, b. 1878 Feb. 11 ; living, 1894, Webster. 
William Strutt Slater was grandson of Samuel Slater, the 
first cotton manufacturer in the United States. He graduated at 
Harvard College in 1854, being the first of the only two of the name 
graduated before 1890. For a number of years he was a manufac- 
turer, being a member of the firm of Samuel Slater & Sons. Then 
he retired from business and lived a quiet life on his farm in Web- 
ster. 

57 —MARTHA SARGENT 8 HODCES [42. Sam i 7 George 6 - 5 John 4 
Gamaliel* George 2 ] b. 1844 Dec. 7, Andover, Mass. ; d. Beading, 
Mass. ; m. 1870 Oct. 12, HENRY C. KITTREDGE, son of Thomas B. & 
Caroline Kittredge. 



THE SALEM BRANCH. 69 

Children : — 
Alice 9 Kittredge, b. 1872 May 8; d. 1891 Jan'y 26, Eeading, 

Mass. 
Isabel 9 Kittredge, b. 1873 Dec. 20 ; d. 1875 Aug. 6. 
Thomas Bond 9 Kittredge, b. 1878 March 20. 
Louise 9 Kittredge, b. 1879 Dec. 15. 
Martha Hodges 9 Kittredge, b. 1881 Sept. 20. 

58 — WILLIAM DONNISON 8 HODGES [49. Richard M 7 ' 6 Gamaliel* 
John" 1 Gamaliel 3 George*] b. 1855 March 9, Boston, Mass. ; d. 1893 
March 6, Nahant, Mass. ; m. 1887 June 8, New York City, ISABEL 
MARY STRUTHERS, dau. of Robert & Sophia Gilbert (Beebe) 
Struthers of New York City. 

1 child : — 
i. Bichard Manning 9 Hodges, b. 1889 Feb. 28, Boston; living, 1894. 

William Donnison 8 Hodges graduated at Harvard College in 
1877, and at Harvard Medical School in 1880. After serving as 
interne at the Mass. General Hospital, he spent several years in 
Europe in study and travel, and on his return in 1884, established 
himself as a physician in Boston. His summer practice was in 
Nahant, and eventually he became a citizen of that town, identifying 
himself with its interests, serving as Town Physician and on the 
School Board, and representing the town in the State Legislature of 
1891. In 1892, he was on the Republican State Committee. He 
was a member of the St. Botolph Club of Boston, Oxford Club of 
Lynn, Secretary and Treasurer of the Nahant Club, and an officer of 
the St. Andrew Lodge of Free Masons. He belonged to the Mass. 
Medical Society, the Essex Agricultural Society, the American Clima- 
tological Society, the Boston Society of Natural History, and other 
scientific and medical associations. He was especially interested in 
matters pertaining to sanitation and meteorology. For a couple of 
years he had been in failing health, and at the time of his death had 
given up active practice. He was a man who endeared himself to 
those with whom he came in contact, and his kindly ministrations and 
cheerfulness won friends on all sides. 

59 — ELLEN GARDNER 8 HODGES [49. Richard if 7 ' 6 Gamaliel 5 
John 4 ' Gamaliel* George*] b. 1861 Sept. 2, Boston, Mass. ; living, 1894, 
Boston ; m. 1890 April 9, Boston, ROBERT SHAW STURCIS of Bos- 
ton, son of George & Josephine (Borras) Sturgis, b. 1854 Nov. 21, 
Manila, Phillipine Islands ; living, 1894. 

3 children, in 1894, born in Boston : — 
i. George 9 Sturgis, b. 1891 May 31 ; living, 1894. 
ii. Winthrop 9 Sturgis, b. 1892 Sept. 15; d. 1893 Aug. 3, Nahant, 

Mass. 
iii. Mart Donnison 9 Sturgis, b. 1894 Feb. 25 ; living, 1894. 

60 — MABEL THORNDIKE 8 HODGES [52. Thorndike D 1 John 6 Gam- 
aliel 5 John* Gamaliel* George*] b. 1868 Jan'y 31, Haverhill, Mass. ; 



70 THE SALEM BBANCH. 

living, 1894, Brookline, Mass. ; m. 1889 Oct. 31, Orange, N. J., Dr. 
JOSEPH 8 KITTREDGE of Marblehead, son of Dr. Joseph 7 & Henri- 
etta Prances (Watson) Kittredge [See No. 31, ii.], b. 1858 May 21, 
North Andover, Mass. ; living, 1894. 

1 child in 1894 : — Hor ^ 

i. Joseph 9 Kittredge, b. 1890 Nov. 26, Marblehead ; living, 1894. 



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CHAPTER IV. 
The Taunton Branch. 

1— WILLIAM 1 HODGES, b. doubtless England; d. 1654 April 2, 
Taunton, Mass.; m. MARY ANDREWS of Taunton, dau. of Henry 
& Mary Andrews of Taunton; b. about 1628 to 1630; d. after 1700. 
She m. (2) 1655, PETER PITTS of Taunton, who d. 1692 or 1693. 
2 children born in Taunton : — 

2. i. John 2 Hodges, b. 1650. 

3. ii. Henry 2 Hodges, b. 1652. 

William 1 Hodges was very likely the "William Hedges" 
appointed on the jury at the Court held in Salem, Mass., March 27, 
1638, although this may have been William Hedge of Lynn. It is a 
curious fact that the name of the founder of the Taunton branch 
occurs invariably as Hedges in the Plymouth Colony records, and 
Hodges in the Taunton records. Taunton, in the beginning, was a 
part of Plymouth Colony. William Hodges went to Taunton (per- 
haps from Salem) soon after Taunton was purchased by the first 
proprietors, and his name is in the second list of early settlers made 
out by the Town Clerk, John Wilbore. His first certain appearance 
on the records is in August, 1643, in the list of males at Taunton, 
between the ages of 16 and 60, able to bear arms. On March 24, 
1643/4, the town voted "that a sufficient carte-way be made from the 
houses into the woods behind the ground of William Hodges, William 
Evans and Aaron Knapp, where it is most convenient." At Plymouth 
Court, Oct. 4, 1648, William Hodges was accused "for yt the sd. 
Hedgges, knowing of one yt hath traded shote unto the Indians, and 
refusing to declare who it is, by a sommons sent unto him is required 
to appeer at the next General! Court ; accordingly hee did and was 
cleared." He was propounded freeman June 6, 1649, and admitted 
freeman June 5, 1651, on this last date being appointed constable at 
Taunton. He was on the Grand Jury June 2, 1652, and on a 
coroner's jury Aug. 2, 1653, at Plymouth Court. He was one of the 
original stockholders of the first Taunton Iron Works, subscribing 
£20 for a whole share. He seems to have held considerable property 
and probably was comparatively young when he died. There is still 
on file at Plymouth " an Inventory of the goods and chatties of 
William Hedgis, late of Taunton, deceased Aprill the 2cond Anno 
1654, taken and aprised by James Wyate, Oliver Purchis and William 
Parker May the 15th of the same yeare as followeth : Imprimis, his 
wearing apparell, 08 lb. 05 s. 00 d. ; Item, his woolen cloke, 02.13.00; 
Item, money and [change?], 03.00.00 ; Item, 2 throne cushens and a 
carpett, 01.07.00; Item, a childs wrapper, 01.10.00; Item, in the 



72 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

chamber below, 1 bedsted, 2 chists, one box, 02.00.00 ; Item, one 
feather bedd, 1 feather bolster, 4 feather pillowes, one bolster teeke, 1 
pillow teeke, 07.07.00; Item, all the Linnen, 06.10.00; Item, 3 paire 
of blanketts, 03.01.00; Item, his bookes, 01.10.00; Item, in the uper 
chamber, 1 bedsted, 1 yallow rugg, one blew covering, 03.14.00 ; Item, 
one canvas teeke for a bedd, 01.00.00 ; Item, Indian and English corn 
and mault, 04.00.00 ; Item, his armes, 1 sword & belt, one paire of 
bandeleros, 01.02.00; Item, five sackes, 01.00.00; Item, coards and 
lines, 00.04.00 ; Item, In the hall, a Table board, one forme and dresser, 
01.02.00 ; 2 chaires, 1 stoole, one cradle, one chaire, 1 Indian 
trading coate, 2 Iron potts, 01.18.00; Item, one brasse pott, 1 brasse 
posnett, 3 brasse skilletts, 3 brass kittles, 03.16.00; Item, one warm- 
ing pan, one brasse chaffing dish, one brasse skimer, one brasse laddie, 
00.15.06; Item, in pewter, 02.15.00; Item, plate, 03.07.00; Item, a 
corslett, 01.10.00; Item, an houre glasse, 2 letten vessels & Iron 
furniture, 03.06.06 ; Item, 2 musketts, 1 pistoll, 02.10.00 ; Item, in the 
cellar, 2 brass panes, 01.06.00; Item, [illegible] ware, 01.10.00; Item, 
4 cowes, 20.00.00; Item, 2 steeres, 12.00.00; Item, 1 heifer and a 
steer, 07.00.00 ; Item, two yeerling heifers, 1 yeerling calfe, 05.00.00; 
Item, swine, 04.00.00 ; Item, in debts upon booke, 15.09.00 ; Item, his 
pte in the Iron worke, 20.00.00 : Total, 157.09.00 [but the items add 
up 155.08.00]. [Signed by] James Wyate, William Parker, Oliver 
Purchis. This Inventory was testified upon oath to bee a true 
Inventory of all the goods and chatties of the deceased William 
Hedgis by Mary the wife of the deceased before mee, John Browne, 
the 15th of March 1654 [i. e. 1654/5.]" 

Mary Andrews, who married William Hodges, was daughter of 
Henry Andrews, one of the original purchasers of Taunton, in 1637, 
from the Indians, one of the first 7 freemen of Taunton, one of the 
first 2 deputies from Taunton to the General Court in 1639 (deputy 
also in 1643, 1644, 1647 and 1649), one of the first stockholders of 
the first Taunton iron-works, the builder of the first meeting-house in 
Taunton, and in other ways one of the first men of the town. His 
ancestry and that of his wife have not yet been determined. He 
was one of the wealthiest men of the place. He died in 1653. 

On March 15, 1654/5, the will of Mary Andrews, widow of Henry, 
was proved. On this same date Mary (Andrews) Hodges, widow of 
William, testified to the correctness of the inventory of her husband's 
estate. And on this same date widow Mary Hodges executed the foi- 
ling deed of gift to her two children : — " Bee it known unto all men 
that I, Mary Hedgis, widow, of the town and plantation of Taunton, 
within the pattent of New Plymouth, do give out of my estate left me 
by my husband as followeth. Imprimis. I give unto John, my eldest 
sonne, thirty pounds, with my house, home lott and all lands pertain- 
ing thereto. Item. I give unto Henery, my second son, the sum of 
thirty pounds, with a parcel of land given me by my father, lying 
between the Lotts of my brother Henry Andrews and John Cobb. 
Item. I reserve in my own hands the sum of thirty pounds of my 
estate to despose thereof as I shall think good. Item. I reserve in 
myne own hand power to despose of my own wearing apparrell as I 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 73 

shall think good. Item. I bind Peter Pitts, in case I make him my 
husband, to perform the conditions of this my deed of gift, unless 
the hand, of God doe disable him by some extraordinary accident as 
may fall out, as by his sickness or the like, and this to be judged of 
by those men whom she shall put in trust, and by them to be ordered 
what shee shall doe if god crosse him. I intend he shall maynetayne 
these my two children for the use of their portions I give them, untill 
they come of age or be otherwise desposed of in marriage. Item. 
My intent and will is to make Eichard Williams, James Wyate and 
James Walker my trustees and overseers for the fulfilling of this my 
deed of gift. March 15, 1654. [Witnessed by] Eichard Williams, 
James Wyate, William Pole, Samuel Williams, Peter Pitts." 

There is no record extant of the marriage of widow Mary Hodges 
and Peter Pitts — the great Taunton fire destroyed many records — 
but it may safely be inferred that it occurred very soon after March 
15, 1654/5, the day on which Mary settled up her business affairs. 
Mary survived her second husband, of whose will, proved Jan'y 12, 
1692/3, she was executor. She was then called on the records "a 
very antient and infirm woman." She was about 63 or 64 years old, 
and probably her infirmities were not very great, as she was an inn- 
holder in 1700, the latest date on which her name has been found. 

By her second husband Mary had the following children : — 
Samuel Pitts, b. 1655, Taunton ; d. 1696 ; m. 1680 March 25, Taun- 
ton, Sarah Bobbit, dau. of Edward & Sarah (Tarne) Bobbit of 

Taunton. 
Mary Pitts, b. 1657, Taunton ; d. 1727 Nov. 14, Taunton; m. 1686/7 

March 17, Taunton, Isaac Hathaway of Taunton; son of John 

& Hannah (Burt) Hathaway. 
Sarah Pitts. 
Peter Pitts, -d. 1756; m. 1702/3 March 11, Taunton, Bethiah 

Bobinson, dau. of Increase & Sarah (Penniman) Eobinson of 

Taunton. 
Alice Pitts, m. 1703 April 30, Taunton, John Wilbore of Taunton, 

son of Shadrach Wilbore of Taunton. 
Ebenezer Pitts, d. 1733/4 Feb. 28, Dighton, Mass., in 63rd year of 

age; m. Elizabeth Hoskins, dau. of John & Elizabeth ( ) 

(Knapp) Hoskins of Dighton. 

2— JOHN 2 HODGES [1. JTm 1 ] b. 1650, Taunton, Mass.; d. 1719 
between May 27 and Oct. 1, Taunton ; m. 1672 May 15, Taunton, 
ELIZABETH MACEY of Taunton, dau. of George & Susannah (Street) 
Macey of Taunton ; d. 1718/9 Jan'y 29, Norton, Mass. 

7 children born in Taunton : — 

4. i. John 3 Hodges, b. 1673 April 5. 

5. ii. Nathaniel 3 Hodges, b. 1675 April 2. 

6. iii. Samuel 3 Hodges, b. 1678 May 20. 

7. iv. William 3 Hodges, b. 1682 June 6. 

v. George 3 Hodges, b. 1685 Nov. 27; d. 1713 Aug. 10, Norton; 
unm. 



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vi. Ebenezer 3 Hodges, b. 1687/8 March 13; d. young; not men- 
tioned in his father's will of 1719. 
8. vii. Nathan 3 Hodges, b. 1690 Oct. 23. 

John 2 Hodges was bequeathed (under certain conditions) by his 
grandfather, Henry Andrews, "a certain dwelling house with a garden 
adjoining to it and a parcel of land belonging to it, scittuate and 
being in Taunton aforesaid near unto my [Henry Andrews] dwelling 
house." The conditions were that the house should belong to Mary, 
John's mother, and her heirs; if Mary should die before Henry 
Andrews' wife (who was made life tenant), then John was to have it. 
This house must have been on Dean street, not far from the Unita- 
rian Church (First Church) towards Taunton River. John Hodges 
was a baby when his grandfather willed the property, and never 
made this his home, but lived a short distance west of Taunton 
Green on the old Providence road. His house stood on what is now 
the east corner of Tremont and G-ranite streets. It was torn down 
and a new one built on the same site by his son William as early as 
1730, it is thought, and perhaps earlier. The house and lot have 
been owned and occupied by his descendants until the present time. 
They descended from father to son to the sixth generation : — John' 2 
to William 3 to Abijah 4 to William 5 to William Chandler 6 . On the 
death of the last, unmarried, they passed to his mother and then to 
his sister, Mrs. Mary Chandler 6 (Hodges) Dean, who sold them to the 
present owner, Lewis Hodges 7 Goward, son of Eliza 6 (Hodges) 
Goward, daughter of Josiah 5 son of Josiah 4 son of Nathan 3 son of 
John 2 Hodges. . 

John Hodges was a man of enterprise and accumulated a large 
amount of real estate. He was one of the original purchasers, Nov. 
26, 1672, of Taunton South Purchase (Dighton) which was bought 
of King Philip. He was on a Coroner's Jury at Plymouth Court, 
Sept. 20, 1672. The roster of April 8, 1682, shows that he was then 
in the 2d squadron of the Taunton Military Company. There were 
4 squadrons which took turns in bringing " their Armes to meeting 
on every Sabbath day untill the last of October, according to Court 
order." On June 3, 1684, he was appointed Constable of Taunton. 
On Jan'y 5, 1709/10, he gave an acre of land, as an inducement to 
settle, to the first minister who should settle in Taunton North Pre- 
cinct (Norton). His will was dated May 27, 1719, and proved Oct. 
1, 1719. 

George Macet, father of Elizabeth (Macey) Hodges, was one of 
the original purchasers of Taunton. Enrolled in the Military Com- 
pany there in 1643, he rose through the various grades to the rank 
of Captain. He was one of those appointed to " order town affairs " 
in 1648, 1650 and 1658, and was town surveyor in 1649, 1655 and 
1668, and constable in 1650. In 1656 he was chosen " to order all 
matters in & about the erecting of seats in the meeting house, and to 
seat the inhabitants therein." He was selectman from 1671 to 1686 
inclusive ; deputy to the General Court from 1672 to 1677 inclusive 
and in 1686 ; and was a magistrate for the County of Plymouth in 
1690. He was on the Committee appointed to take invoice of the 



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liquors, powder, shot and lead brought into the town, and was often 
called upon to take inventories of and settle estates, to bound lands, 
etc. His wife, Susannah, it is now generally agreed, was daughter 
of Rev. Nicholas Street of Taunton. Although the copy (original 
lost) of the minister's will gives her name as Susannah Mason, there 
is but little doubt that this is a clerical error for Macey, often spelled 
Masey. 

3— HENRY 2 HODGES [1. Wm 1 ] b. 1652, Taunton, Mass; d. 1717 
Sept. 30, Taunton, aged 65; m. 1674 Dec. 17, Taunton, ESTER 
GALLOP, dau. of John & Hannah (Lake) Gallop, b. 1653 July 21, 
Taunton. 

11 children born in Taunton : — 

9. i. Mary 3 Hodges, b. 1675/6 Feb. 3. 

10. ii. Esther 3 Hodges, b. 1677/8 Feb. 17. 

11. iii. William 3 Hodges, b. 1679/80 March 18. 

12. iv. Charity 3 Hodges, b. 1682 April 5. 

13. v. John 3 Hodges, b. 1684. 

14. vi. Henry 3 Hodges, b. 1685 or 1686. 

15. vii. Joseph 3 Hodges, b. 1688 or 1689. 

16. viii. Benjamin 3 Hodges, b. about 1691. 

17. ix. Ephraim 3 Hodges, b. about 1693. 

18. x. Elizabeth 3 Hodges. 
xi. Abigail 3 Hodges. 

Henry 2 Hodges lived near the residence of his brother John. 
His house, it is stated in the first edition of this genealogy, was 
" within a few yards of the place where a red school house stood in 
1820. At that time there were some indications on the surface of 
the earth of the spot where the cellar had been." The site of the 
red school house, on High street, opposite the Central Railroad 
Station, is now occupied by the old Niagara Engine House, used at 
present as a ward room, and during the winter months, the Niagara 
Evening School is held here. The exact location of Henry Hodges's 
house is difficult to fix. Henry Hodges certainly owned the ground 
here, and the city authorities have placed on the engine house a 
tablet inscribed "Homestead of Elder Henry Hodges, 1681-1717." 
From an examination of the ground, a consideration of the manner 
in which the roads were laid out in this vicinity, and the testimony 
of persons (some now deceased) who have been well acquainted with 
the locality for many years, it seems probable that Elder Henry's 
house stood where the freight house of the railroad now stands, on 
the corner of Tremont and Oak streets. 

Henry Hodges was a leading man in all the affairs of the settle- 
ment. He was Captain of the military company, held the highest 
town offices for very many years, and was a deacon and Presiding 
Elder of the church, occupying, it is said, a seat in the pulpit with 
Rev. Samuel Danforth. He acquired a large amount of real estate, 
and his farm of " Crooked Meadow," at Burt's Brook, adjoining the 
boundary line of Norton and Taunton, is often referred to in the 
records. He was administrator of a large number of estates, and from 



76 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

his prominence in the matter of allotment of lands, it would seem 
that he was a surveyor. He was on a coroner's jury at court held at 
Plymouth, Oct. 30, 1678, and on the Grand Jury, June 6, 1683. In 
1681 he was appointed constable at Taunton. He was selectman for 
28 years (1687 to 1701, 1703 to 1709, 1711 to 1716), was member of 
the Town Council 2 years (1689, 1690), and represented Taunton in 
the General Court 5 years (1704, 1713, 1715, 1716 and 1717). His 
name appears, April 8, 1682, in the roster of the 3rd squadron of the 
military company, ordered to bring arms to church on Sundays. He 
was elected Ensign of the First Military Company in March, 1690, 
when the town was greatly excited over the question as to who 
should command the company. At some undetermined date prior to 
1703, the Second Military Company was organized. He was the first 
captain of his company and retained command until 1714. He was 
a subscriber to the fund for the Canada Expedition of 1690 under 
Sir William Phipp. When the North Precinct of Taunton was 
established, although he had been opposed to the separation, he 
donated land as an inducement for a minister to settle in the new 
parish. He was a shareholder in the first Taunton iron works. He 
was buried in the "Neck of Land Burying Ground," where is still to 
be seen his gravestone inscribed, "Here lies the body of Elder Henry 
Hodges. Died Sept. 30, 1717. Aged 65 years." 

John Gallop (or Gallup), father of Ester (Gallop) Hodges, was 
son of Capt. John Gallop, the noted Boston pilot and sea-captain. 
He was born in England and came to Massachusetts with his mother, 
Christabel Gallop, in 1633, three years after his father's first arrival. 
He settled in Taunton some time previous to August 1643, when he 
was enrolled among those able to bear arms. He went to New 
London, Conn., apparently in 1650 or 1651, but probably did not take 
his family there for several years, as his daughter Ester's birth is 
recorded at Taunton among the children of Eichard Burt. In 1654 
he settled in Stonington, Conn., of which town he was representative 
in 1665 and 1667. He was employed often as Indian interpreter 
and in his career had much to do with the aborigines. He was a bold 
fighter and is supposed to have aided his father in what has been 
called the first naval engagement in New England waters, when, in 
1636, " two men and two boys " attacked and captured the pinnace 
manned by 14 Indians who had murdered John Oldham. This 
murder led to the Pequot war in which John Gallop fought again, and 
for his services was granted 100 acres of land by the General Court 
of Connecticut. When King Philip's war broke out, he was called 
on still again and given command of a Connecticut company, and was 
one of the six captains killed in the Great Narragansett Swamp Eight, 
Dec. 19, 1675, the hardest battle of this war. 

Hannah (Lake) Gallop, mother of Ester (Gallop) Hodges, was 
daughter of John & Margaret (Reade) Lake. John Lake was a mer- 
chant in Dublin. After his death, his widow, with her daughters 
Hannah and Martha, and her sister Elizabeth, the new wife of Gov. 
John Winthrop Jr., accompanied the Governor on his voyage to 
New England in 1635. Margaret lived for a time at Boston in the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 77 

family of Gov. John Winthrop senior. Her brother, Thomas Reade, 
came to Salem, Mass., and settled there, but returned to England and 
became Colonel in Cromwell's army. After Cromwell's death he 
assisted Gen. Monk in the restoration of Charles II and was placed 
in command of Sterling Castle. Margaret Reade's mother, Elizabeth, 
married for her 2nd husband the famous Hugh Peter, chaplain of 
Oliver Cromwell, whose career in New England and Old England, 
ending tragically, has been the occasion of much comment and con- 
troversy. 

4— JOHN 3 HODCES [2. John 2 Win 1 ] b. 1673 April 5, Taunton, Mass. .; 
d. 1743/4 Jan'y 20, Norton, Mass.; m. MERCY TISDALE, dau. of 
James & Mary (Avery) Tisdale of Taunton (later Dighton), b. 1675 
or 1676; d. 1749, Norton ; will proved Sept. 5, 1749. 

6 children born in the part of Taunton which became Norton : — 

19. i. Ebenezer 4 Hodges, b. 1698 Nov. 18. 

20. ii. Elizabeth 4 Hodges, b. 1700 Nov. 13. 

21. iii. Eliphalet 4 Hodges, b. 1702 Dec. 2. 

22. iv. Anna 4 Hodges, b. 1704/5 Feb. 4. 

23. v. Edmund 4 Hodges, b. 1709 July 1. 

24. vi. Mercy 4 Hodges, b. 1711 Nov. 29. 

John 3 Hodges settled in Norton (then a part of Taunton) at or 
near " Lockety Neck," on the southwest side of Rumford river near 
its junction with Coweset (or Wading) river, where a fight with 
Indians occurred in 1676. Living " about 7 miles " from the original 
Taunton Meeting-house, he naturally was one of the original peti- 
tioners (Nov. 27, 1707) for forming Taunton North Purchase into a 
separate church precinct. In July 1692, as appears from the records, 
he served as a soldier in King William's War against the French and 
Indians, but no details of his service are known. His name appears 
also on the roster of the Taunton Military Company, May 30, 1700. 
He became very prominent in Norton, being selectman 9 years 
(1713, 1714, 1716, 1718-20, 1734, 1737 and 1739), moderator of the 
town meetings 4 years (1716-19), town clerk 16 years (1716-20 and 
1731-42), representative in 1718 and 1723, and assessor in 1719. 
On Oct. 16, 1721, he was elected one of the three trustees, appointed 
from persons possessed of real estate worth at least 500 pounds, to 
let out at interest the town's proportion of the Fifty-Thousand- 
Ponncl loan emitted by the General Court. The town chose him in 
1724 as their agent to arrange terms with the schoolmaster, and in 
1734 as one of the committee in charge of the Town Common. 
He was deputy sheriff in 1733 but his term of office is not known. 
The History of Norton states that he was one of the wealthy men of 
that place who owned slaves. 

5— NATHANIEL 3 HODGES [2. John 2 Wm r ] b. 1675 April 2, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1749/50 March 3, Norton, Mass. ; m. at Taunton, HANNAH 
DEANE, dau. of Isaac & Hannah (Leonard) Deane, b. 1683 April 24, 
Taunton ; d. 1768 Jan'y 3, Norton. 



78 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

9 children born in Norton (Taunton), named in same order as in 
their father's will : — 

25. i. Jonathan 4 Hodges. 

26. ii. John 4 Hodges. 

27. iii. Hannah 4 Hodges. 

28. iv. Abiah 4 Hodges. 

v. Elizabeth 4 Hodges, living unm. Feb. 12, 1749/50 (father's 
will) ; doubtless d. unm. 

29. vi. Rebecca 4 Hodges. 

30. vii. Phebe 4 Hodges. 

31. viii. Mehitable 4 Hodges. 

32. ix. Remember 4 Hodges, b. 1713 Aug. 16. 

Nathaniel 3 Hodges settled in Norton between the homestead of 
his brother John and the location of the Norton meeting-house. 
His place was on the road now leading from Norton Center to the 
Copper Works village, and was owned by Thompson Tripp in 1858. 
His house stood back from the road, about midway between the 
houses of Mr. Tripp and of Mr. L. 0. Makepeace, and very near 
where a large house now (1894) stands about one-half mile from the 
First Church. The site now is owned by the heirs of Mrs. Dennis. 
Nathaniel was one of the original and persistent petitioners for hav- 
ing Taunton North Purchase (Norton) set off from Taunton as a sepa- 
rate church precinct. He kept, in 1712, the first public house in 
Norton of which there is any record. He was drawn for service in 
King William's War, in 1695 ; was among those ordered to Boston to 
strengthen Castle Island, 1697, in the same war ; and was on the 
roster of the Taunton Military Company, May 30, 1700. 

Hannah (Deane) Hodges was granddaughter of John Deane, 
one of the first settlers of Taunton, who was born in South Chard, 
near Taunton, England, where his father William (son of Walter 
Deane) lived and died. John Deane came first to Dorchester, Mass., 
and thence to Taunton, where he was prominent in town and church 
affairs. His house was on the bank of Taunton river, on the street 
named for him and his brother. His opinion of the value of relig- 
ious services found expression in his will. "My will is, that these 
my overseers, with the consent of my wife, shall in case there be no 
settled ministry in Taunton, they shall have full power to sell either 
the whole or a part of these my Housings and Lands, soe as my 
children and Posteritie may remove elsewhere, where they may enjoy 
God in his ordinances." His wife, Alice, survived him. 

6 — SAMUEL 8 HODGES [2. John? Wm 1 ] b. 1678 May 20, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1725 April — , Norton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1700 Dec. 31, 
Taunton, EXPERIENCE LEONARD, dau. of Joseph & Mary 
(Blake) Leonard, b. 1681/2 March 18, Taunton; d. 1716 Aug. 24, 
Norton. He m. (2) 1716/7 March 7, Taunton, MARY (KING) ALLEN, 
widow of Samuel Allen of Taunton and dau. of Hezekiah & Mary 
(Shaw) King, b. 1679 Oct. 10, Weymouth, Mass. ; d. 1723 Aug. 21, 
Norton. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 79 

9 or 10 children born in Norton (Taunton) : — 
i. Nathaniel 4 Hodges, d. young. [Perhaps a nephew ; see notice 

below.] 
ii. Mary 4 Hodges, b. 1703 April 25 ; d. young. 

33. iii. Lydia 4 Hodges, b. 1705 Dec. 5. 

34. iv. Silence 4 Hodges, b. before April 29, 1711, prob. about 1708. 

35. y. Experience 4 Hodges, b. before April 29, 1711, prob. about 

1710. 

36. vi. Samuel 4 Hodges, b. 1714 May 31. 

37. vii. Miriam 4 Hodges, b. 1717/18 Jau'y 1. 

38. Yiii. Sarah 4 Hodges, b. 1719 June 26. 

39. ix. Martha 4 Hodges, b.1720 Dec. 22. 

40. x. Seth 4 Hodges, b. 1722/3 March 10. 

Samuel 3 Hodges settled in Norton, before it was set off from 
Taunton, at the place, easterly of James O. Messenger's, now (1894) 
owned by the heirs of Hiram S. Freeman. His house was on the 
road from Norton Meeting-house to Judge Leonard's (now Chartley), 
and being originally " about seven miles" from the First Meeting- 
house in Taunton, Samuel was one of those who sought, from 1707 
to 1709, and obtained a church in their own vicinity. He succeeded 
his brother Nathaniel as an inn-holder, and kept the second public 
house in Norton, from 1713 to 1719. He was constable of Norton in 
1710, representative in 1720, assessor in 1720, and selectman in, 1724 
and 1725. He was a man of influence and well-to-do. In the inven- 
tory of his estate, two gold rings are mentioned : one marked " No 
Becompence but Love ; " the other, " Let virtue be thy guide." 

Experience (Leonard) Hodges was granddaughter of James 
Leonard, the progenitor of the Leonards of Bristol County, and 
founder of the iron industry in New England. He was born, it is 
supposed, in Pontypool, Wales, and came to America with his brother 
Henry, who finally settled in New Jersey. James Leonard was first 
engaged in building forges in Lynn and Braintree. In 1652 or 1653 
he erected at Taunton the first forge in Plymouth Colony, which 
probably became, soon after its erection, the principal one in America. 
He and his sons were among the most prominent men in the Old 
Colony. His family traded often with the Indians, evidently with 
great fairness, for when the Indian War broke out, King Philip 
(whose summer residence was in Baynham, about a mile from the 
forge) gave orders to his men never to hurt the Leonards. Such, at 
least, is the tradition. 

Nathaniel 4 Hodges is here placed among the children of Samuel, 
although there is no absolute proof that he belongs there. Nothing 
is known of him except that John 2 Hodges in his will, dated May 27, 
1719, mentions "my grandson Nathaniel who now lives with me," 
naming no other grandson. Samuel 3 Hodges, by the death of his 
wife in August 1716, was left with 5 children, or 6 if Nathaniel was 
one. William 3 Hodges, by the death of his wife in March 1716, was 
left with 2 children, or 3 counting Nathaniel. It would seem 
natural that the grandfather, in taking a child to his own home, 
would take one of these motherless children. On account of the 



80 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

greater number of children left with. Samuel, Nathaniel is placed to 
Samuel's credit, rather than to William's. But there is no certainty 
that he was not the child of some other son of John 2 Hodges. He 
evidently died young. 

7 — WILLIAM 3 HODGES [2. John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1682 June 6, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1766 June 23, Taunton ; m. (1) 1710/11 Feb. 8, Taunton, 
HANNAH TISDALE, dau. of Joseph & Mary (Leonard) Tisdale of 
Taunton, b. 1688 ; d. 1715/16 March 7. He m. (2) 1719/20 March 2, 
Scituate, Mass., MARY CLAPP, dau. of Joseph & Abigail (Allen) 
Clapp, b. 1696/7 March 6, Scituate ; d. 1756 April 20, Woodstock, 
Conn., while visiting her daughter. 

6 children : — 

41. i. George 4 Hodges, b. 1711 or 1712, Taunton or Norton. 

42. ii. Abigail 4 Hodges, b. 1713 May 4, Norton. 

43. iii. Job 4 Hodges, b 1721, Taunton. 

44. iv. Elijah 4 Hodges, b. 1724 or 1725, Taunton. 

45. v. Abijah 4 Hodges, b. 1728, Taunton. 

46. vi. Mary 4 Hodges, b. 1731 or 1732, Taunton. 

William 3 Hodges settled in Taunton North Purchase (Norton), 
" about 8 miles " from the Taunton Meeting-house, and was among the 
petitioners (1707 to 1709) for having the North Purchase made a 
separate church precinct. He built his house at the easterly end of 
what is now called the Common Burying Ground, which was then a 
Common, used for many years as a burying place and a training field. 
His house, near the principal highway from Attleborough to Bridge- 
water, was where Rev. Joseph Palmer afterwards lived. He took 
up some land which was claimed to be a part of the Common. 
Against this action protests were made and the town offered to give 
other land in exchange. He seems to have stood on his rights and 
not until 1728 was an exchange effected. After the death of his 
father, he moved to Taunton and occupied thenceforth his father's 
homestead on Tremont Street. About 1730, or earlier, he tore down 
his father's house, and, on the same site, built the house now stand- 
ing on the east corner of Tremont and Granite streets. He was 
evidently a person of influence in Taunton, and was Captain of the 
Third Military Company of that town. He was one of the founders, 
in 1735, of the town of New Taunton on the Connecticut river. This 
place, then supposed to be in Massachusetts, is now Westminster, 
Vermont. 

8 — NATHAN 3 HODGES [2. John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1690 Oct. 23, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1770 April 25, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1728 Dec. 12, Taunton, 
EXPERIENCE WILLIAMS, dau. of John & Hannah (Robinson) Wil- 
liams, b. 1705 Nov. 30, Taunton; d. 1746 Oct. 5, Norton. 

8 children born in Norton : — 

47. i. Nathan 4 Hodges, b. 1729 Sept. 7. 

48. ii. Hannah 4 Hodges, b. 1730 Dec. 16. 

49. iii. Elizabeth 4 Hodges, b. 1733 May 10. 



THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 81 

iv. Anna 4 Hodges, b. 1734 Dec. 5 ; d. 1783 June 9, Wrentham, 
Mass.; m. 1776 Feb. 8, Wrentham, Ebenezer Blake, son of 
Ebenezer & Petronella (Peck) Blake, b. 1730 Sept. 28, Wren- 
tham ; d. 1819 Sept. 11, Wrentham. No children. 

50. v. James 4 Hodges, b. 1737 April 22. 

51. vi. Abiel 4 Hodges, b. 1739. 

52. vii. Josiah 4 Hodges, b. 1741. 

viii. Katharine 4 Hodges, living unm. 1776; doubtless d. unm. 
Nathan 3 Hodges lived in Norton, of which town he was assessor 
in 1724, 1725, 1730, 1738 and 1739, and selectman in 1751 and 1752. 
Beyond this but little is known of him. He owned one or more 
slaves, according to the History of Norton. 

9 — MARY 3 HODGES [3. Henry 2 Wm^b. 1675/6 Feb. 3, Taunton, 
Mass.; d. prob. Mendon or Uxbridge, Mass. ; m. about 1695, JAMES 
KEITH of Bridgewater, Mass., son of Bev. James & Susannah 
(Edson) Keith of Bridgewater ; d. Mendon, Mass. 

11 children : — 
i. James 4 Keith, b. 1696 Nov. 6, Bridgewater ; d. 1770 Nov. 16, 

Uxbridge ; m. 1722 May 7, Mendon, Comfort Thayer, dau. of 

Isaac & Mercy (Ward) Thayer of Mendon. 
ii. Mary 4 Keith, b. 1698 Nov. 20, Bridgewater. 
iii. Gershom 4 Keith, b. 1700/1 Feb. 1, Bridgewater ; d. 1770 March 

13, Uxbridge ; m. Mary. 
iv. Isra-el 4 Keith, b. 1702/3 Feb. 21, Bridgewater ; m. (prob. 1718) 

Deborah (prob. Partridge of Milford, Mass.) 
v. Faithful 4 Keith, b. 1704 Dec. 16, Bridgewater. 
vi. Esther 4 Keith, b. 1707 April 9, Bridgewater ; m. about 1730, 

Josiah Thayer of Mendon, prob. son of Josiah & Sarah 

Thayer, 
vii. Jane 4 Keith, b. 1709 Sept. 2, Bridgewater ; m. 1729 Dec. 21, 

Mendon, David Thayer of Mendon, prob. son of Josiah & 

Sarah Thayer, 
viii. Simeon 4 Keith, b. 1712 Sept. 25, Bridgewater; d. about 1741, 

Mendon ; m. 1740 June 20, Smithfield, B. I., Abigail Aldrich. 
ix. Job 4 Keith, b. 17J 4 May 12, Mendon ; m. 1736/7 March 16, 

Smithfield, B. I., Hannah Lovett, dau. of Daniel & Abigail 

(Thompson) Lovett of Milford, Mass. 
x. George 4 Keith, b. 1717 June 8, Mendon ; d. 1774 Jan'y 12, Men- 
don ; m. Elizabeth. 
xi. Micah 4 Keith, b. 1719/20 March 1, Mendon ; d. about 1745, 

Mendon ; m. 1741/2 Jan'y 27, Smithfield, B. I., Bathsheba 

Ballotj. 

10— ESTHER 3 HODGES [3. Henri/ Wm>} b. 1677/8 Feb. 17, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1760 Feb. — , Middleboro, Mass. ; m. ICHABOD 
SOUTHWORTH of Middleboro, son of Nathaniel & Desire (Gray) 
Southworth of Middleboro, b. 1678 March—; d. 1757 Sept. 20, 
Middleboro. 



82 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

6 children born in Middleboro : — 
i. Desire 4 Southworth, b. 1707 Nov. 23 ; d. 1772 May 6, Middle- 
boro ; m. 1731 April 21, Middleboro, Samuel Shaw of Plympton, 
Mass., son of Jonathan & Mehitable (Pratt) Shaw of Plympton. 
ii. Priscilla 4 Southworth, b. 1709/10 Feb. 11 ; d. 1793 Oct. 30, 
Taunton ; m. 1735 Nov. 13, Middleboro, Nathaniel Macomber 
of Middleboro, son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth (Williams) Macom- 
ber of Taunton, 
iii. Nathaniel 4 Southworth, b. 1711/12 Jan'y23; d. 1731 Aug. 29, 

Middleboro ; unm. 
iv. Mary 4 Southworth, b. 1713 Nov. 30 ; d. 1788 March 3, 
Plympton, Mass. ; m. 1757 May 5, Middleboro, Rowland Ham- 
mond of Plympton, son of John & Mary (Arnold) Hammond of 
Rochester, Mass. 
v. Abigail 4 Southworth, b. 1716 July 6 ; m. 1758 April 13, Mid- 
dleboro, Benjamin Sandy of Tiverton, R. I. 
vi. William 4 Southworth, b. 1719 Nov. 30 ; m. 1749 Dec. 21, 

Middleboro, Bathsheba Smith. 
11— WILLIAM 3 HODGES [3. Henry 11 Win 1 "] b. 1679/80 March 18, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1768 Feb. 12, Taunton ; m. 1708 July 29, Taun- 
ton, SUSANNAH GILBERT, dau. of Thomas & Anna (Blake) Gilbert 
of Taunton ; d. 1766 Sept. 9, Taunton. 

8 children born in Taunton, prob. in this order : — 

53. i. Thomas 4 Hodges, b. prob. about 1709. 

54. ii. William 4 Hodges, b. prob. about 1711. 

55. iii. Susannah 4 Hodges, b. 1713 or 1714. 

56. iv. Esther 4 Hodges, b. prob. about 1715. 

v. Mary 4 Hodges, b. prob. about 1717 ; m. 1738 Nov. 23, Taun- 
ton, Daniel Smith of Taunton, son of John & Mary (God- 
frey) Smith of Taunton. 

57. vi. Jemima 4 Hodges, b. prob. about 1719 or 1720. 

58. vii. Waitstill 4 Hodges, b. 1723 Dec. 21. 

viii. Seth 4 Hodges, b. 1727 or 1728 ; d. 1802 May 11, Taunton, 

in his 75th year; m. Hannah Luther of Swansea, Mass., 

b. 1731 or 1732; d. 1801 Dec. 9, Taunton, in her 70th year. 

No children. 

William 3 Hodges resided in the " Willis Neighborhood," which 

is in the westerly part of Taunton, on what is now Worcester street, 

near the village of Oakland, about 3^ miles from the Green. He 

was a deacon of the church, and therefore must have been influential 

and respected. 

12— CHARITY 3 HODGES [3. Henry 1 TFra 1 ] b. 1682 April 5, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1739 Feb. 29, Middleboro, Mass. ; m (1) 1702/3 March 25, 
Taunton, ELKANAH LEONARD of Middleboro, son of Thomas & 
Mary (Watson) Leonard, b. 1677 May 15, Taunton; d. 1714 Dec. 29, 
Middleboro. She m. (2) 1722 Dec. 17, JABEZ PERKINS of Norwich, 
Conn., son of Jacob & Elizabeth Perkins, b. 1677 May 15, Ipswich, 
Mass.; d. 1741/2 Jan'y 15, Norwich. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 83 

11 children, the first 10 born in Middleboro : — 
i. Elkanah 4 Leonard, b. 1703 Dec. 15 ; d. 1777 July 24, Middle- 
boro; m. 1725 Oct. 21, Taunton, Elizabeth Tisdale, dau. of 
Joseph & Mary (Leonard) Tisdale of Taunton. 
ii. Joseph 4 Leonard, b. 1705 April 9; d. 1775, Middleboro; m. (1) 
1729 April 9, Middleboro, Hannah Pratt, dau. of Samuel 
Pratt of Middleboro; m. (2) 1731 Nov. 18, Middleboro, Fear 
Southworth, dau. of Nathaniel & Jael (Howland) Southworth 
of Middleboro. 
iii. Eebecca 4 Leonard, b. 1705/6 Feb. 24 ; d. 1788 Sept. 2, Norwich, 
Conn ; m. 1725 May 11, Norwich, Jabez Perkins of Norwich, 
son of Jabez & Hannah (Lathrop) Perkins of Norwich. 
iv. Abiah 4 Leonard, b. 1707 April 30 ; d. 1803, Middleboro ; m. (1) 
1726 Oct. 13, Middleboro, John Nelson of Middleboro, son of 
Thomas & Hope (Huckins) Nelson of Middleboro ; rn. (2) 1740 
June 18, Middleboro, Mark Haskell of Middleboro. 
v. Simeon 4 Leonard, b. 1708/9 Jan'y 9 ; d. 1762, Middleboro ; m. 
1735 Nov. 6, Middleboro, Abigail Morse, dau. of Joshua & 
Elizabeth (Doten) Morse of Middleboro. 
vi. Jemima 4 Leonard, b. 1710 May 20; m. 1730 Oct. 14, Norwich, 
Conn., Jacob Perkins of Norwich, son of Jabez & Hannah 
(Lathrop) Perkins of Norwich, 
vii. Zebulon 4 Leonard, b. 1711/12 Jan'y 15 ; d. 1711/12 Feb. 8, 

Middleboro. 
viii. Timothy 4 Leonard, b. 1713 April 29; d. 1715 June 1, Mid- 
dleboro. 
ix. Henry 4 Leonard, b. 1714 April 14 ; d. 1714 May 29, Middleboro. 
x. Thomas 4 Leonard, b. 1715 April 20; d. 1715 May 1, Middleboro. 
xi. Charity 4 Perkins, b. 1724 Dec. 6, Norwich, Conn; m. 1742/3 
Jan'y 20, Newent (Norwich), Ezra Lothrop of Norwich, son of 
Samuel & Deborah (Crow) Lothrop. 
Elkanah Leonard, senior, grandson of James Leonard who built 
the first iron works in Massachusetts, was a stirring, energetic man. 
His father built a forge on Trout Brook, Middleboro, and Elkanah 
was placed in charge of it, although only 23 or 24 years old. He 
held town offices while still young, being selectman, as early as 1709. 
He was agent of the town in various affairs, lieutenant of the military 
company, etc. Meanwhile he carried on his own private business of 
farming and dealing in real estate. 

Thomas Leonard, father of Elkanah, came to New England when 
a small boy and afterwards worked with his father at the bloomery 
and in the forge. He was physician, major, justice of the peace, 
town clerk, deacon and judge of the Court of Common Pleas. An 
eulogy upon his character, by Eev. Samuel Danforth of Taunton, was 
printed in 1713. 

Elkanah 4 Leonard, junior, was a lawyer. He practised in 
Middleboro, and was the first attorney who had an office there. He 
is described as " one of the most distinguished geniuses of his name 
and day." " He possessed strong powers of investigation, a sound 
judgment and an uncommon brilliancy of wit. His inventive powers 



84 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

were not surpassed, if equalled, by any of his time. His assistance 
in the defence in criminal prosecutions was much sought for, and his 
abilities were never more conspicuous than in these defences." At 
an early age he rose to the rank of major in his regiment. During 
the latter part of his life his mind was obscured. 

Jabez Perkins, Charity 3 (Hodges) Leonard's second husband, 
when quite young moved to Norwich, Conn., where he bought about 
2,000 acres in that part of Norwich which afterwards formed the 
town of Lisbon. He was an active, energetic person and a leader in 
the affairs of the church and town. By his first wife, Hannah 
Lathrop, he had 8 children, of whom two married children of Charity 3 
Hodges by her first husband, as stated above, viz : — Jabez Perkins 
Jr. married Rebecca 4 Leonard, and Jacob Perkins married Jemima 4 
Leonard. 

13 — JOHN 3 HODGES [3. Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 1684, Taunton, Mass.; d. 
1759, aged 75, Norton, Mass.; m. HANNAH MORTON, dau. of John 
& Mary (King) Morton of Middleboro, Mass., b. 1694 Sept. 1. 
3 children born in Norton : — 

i. Elizabeth 4 Hodges, b. 1724 Nov. 24 ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Peter 4 Hodges, b. 1727 Sept. 13 ; d. young. 

59. iii. Andrew 4 Hodges, b. 1729 or 1730. 

John 3 Hodges, settled at the " Crooked Meadow " in the southern 
part of Norton, between Burts Brook and the Taunton boundary 
line. His son Andrew and grandson Bufus lived in the same place. 
In his youth he received an injury in his limbs which rendered him a 
cripple throughout life. In the town records he is called "junior," 
to distinguish him from his older cousin John Hodges, called 
"senior." 

14— HENRY 3 HODGES [3. Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1685 or 1686, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1755 Sept. 18, Taunton, in his 70th year ; m. 1711 April 5, 
Taunton, SARAH LEONARD, dau. of James & Lydia (Gulliver) 
Leonard, b. 1688 Sept. 6, Taunton ; d. 1771 Oct. 11, Taunton. 

8 children born in Taunton : — 

60. i. Josiah 4 Hodges, b. 1712 June 17. 

61. ii. Sarah 4 Hodges, b. 1715. 

62. iii. Eliphalet 4 Hodges, b. 1717. 

63. iv. Henry 4 Hodges, b. 1718. 

64. v. Lydia 4 Hodges, b. prob. 1720. 

65. vi. Elizabeth 4 Hodges, b. prob. 1722. 

66. vii. Abigail 4 Hodges, b. prob. 1724. 

67. viii. James 4 Hodges, b. prob. 1726. 

Hexry 3 Hodges lived in Taunton on the Rehoboth road, about 3£ 
miles from the Green, on his homestead-lot of about 50 acres. He 
owned several other lots of land in Taunton and Norton, and also a 
tract of about 100 acres in Stoughton which he gave before his death 
to his sons Josiah and Eliphalet, who settled there. He was select- 
man of Taunton 8 years, 1731 to 1735 and 1737 to 1739. He was 
lieut. of (prob.) the 2nd Taunton Company, which fact gives rise to 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 85 

the conjecture that he may have served in Queen Anne's War, but no 
record of such service is known. His gravestone in the West End 
Burying Ground (called also the Oakland Cemetery, on Glebe street) 
bears this inscription : — "In Memory of | Levt Henry Hoges | Who 
Died Septem | ye 18th, 1755 | in ye | 70th year of his | Age." 

15— JOSEPH 3 HODGES [3. Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 1688 or 1689, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1745, on return from capture of Louisburg, Cape Breton ; 
m. (1) 1712/13 March 11, Taunton, BETHIAH WILLIAMS, dau. of 
Thomas & Mary (Macey) Williams, b. 1692, Taunton ; d. between 
1731 and 1738. He m. (2) 1738 Oct. 26, Barrington (now in B. I.), 
MARY (TOOGOOD) (KENT) BARNEY, dau. of Nathaniel & Eliza- 
beth Toogood or Twogood, b. 1686 Feb. — , Swansea, Mass. She m. 
(1) 1710 Dec. 10 or 28, Swansea, Joshua Kent of Swansea; m. (2) 
1729/30 Jan'y 22, Behoboth, Joseph Barney of Behoboth, Mass.; 
and d. 1762 May 20, Behoboth ; buried at New-Meadow Neck, Bar- 
rington, B. I. 

8 children, all by 1st wife, born in Norton, Mass. : — 

68. i. Joseph 4 Hodges, b. 1714 April 25. 

69. ii. Charity 4 Hodges, b. 1716 March 30. 

70. iii. Timothy 4 Hodges, b. 1718 Oct. 11. 

71. iv. Jonathan 4 Hodges, b. 1721/2 Feb. 26. 

72. v. Bethiah 4 Hodges, b. 1723 Nov. 30. 

73. vi. Mary 4 Hodges, b. 1726 July 2. 

74. vii. Isaac 4 Hodges, b. 1728/9 Feb. 4. 

viii. Mehitable 4 Hodges, b. 1731 Oct. 24 ; d. 1750 ; unm. 
Major Joseph 3 Hodges was prominent in the civil, ecclesiastical 
and military affairs of Bristol county. Soon after his first marriage 
he settled in the southerly part of Norton, near the Taunton line, at 
the " Crooked Meadow," on the farm where his grandson, Capt. Seth 5 
Hodges, lived in 1844, and which Ezra Berry owned and occupied in 
1859. From documents on record, it appears that he built a saw-mill 
on Crooked Meadow Cedar Swamp Brook, near where his great- 
grandson, Jarvis 6 Hodges, was living in 1859. He was assessor of 
Norton in 1723, 1724, 1725 and 1727 ; selectman in 1729, 1730, 1733, 
1734, 1741 and 1 742 ; and representative to the General Court in 
1737. On Dec. 9, 1736, he was elected a deacon of the church, hold- 
ing office until his death. Of his military service, which must have 
been considerable, the records are very meagre. The Norton town 
records entitle him Ensign in 1729 (and perhaps earlier), and Captain 
in 1737 (or earlier). In 1744 war was declared between England 
and France. In this — the "Old French War," or "King George's 
War" — the American Colonies participated. Massachusetts, the 
next year, sent out an expedition of farmers and fishermen, who, after 
a siege of two months, captured from the French the strongly forti- 
fied town of Louisburg on the Island of Cape Breton. The Bristol 
County regiment, in this expedition, was commanded by Col. Sylves- 
ter Bichmond, with Ebenezer Bitts as lieut.-colonel and Joseph 3 



86 



THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 



Hodges as major. No roster of this regiment exists, so far as known, 
except the roster of Major Hodges's company which has been pre- 
served by his descendants. In those days the colonels, lieut. -colonels 
and majors had their own companies, as well as the captains. The 
so-called " Pepperell Papers," owned by the Mass. Historical Society, 
a copy being in the Archives in the State House, Boston, contain 
rolls relating to the Louisburg Expedition. In Vol. 2, there is a list, 
duplicated with some changes on pages 58 and 59, which is headed as 
follows: — "Louisbourg, Octobr. 17th, 1745. a List of Officers Aged, 
Sick & whose Affairs require their goeing to New England this falL" 
Among the names given is that of "Majr. Jos. Hodges in Collo. 
Richmon's Regiment." One of these lists is subscribed: — "The 
above mentioned persons for ye reasons above & According to their 
request are dismist ye Service of His Majestys Garrison in this 
place & have Liberty to return to New England." Major Hodges 
never reached home, but died on the journey from wounds or sick- 
ness. His will, dated Feb. 25, 1744/5, was made when he was about 
to start on the Louisburg Expedition. His " Silver-Hilted Sword," 
mentioned in the will, descended to successive Joseph Hodgeses for 
several generations. The blade is now owned by Gilbert Hodges, 
of Boston. The following is the roster of Major Hodges's company : — 
A list of the Solders listed to go in the [Expedition?] at Cape 

Breton tinder the command of Major Joseph Hodges, Lieut. , 

and Ensign Caswell. 







WHEEE 






WHERE 


NAMES. 


AGE. 


BORN. 


NAMES. 


AGE. 


BORN. 


Sargants. 






Edward Day 


29 


Rehoboth 


Eichard Cobb 


28 


Taunton 


Thomas fillebrown 


29 


Cambridge 


Baly Bisbip 


30 


Attleboro 


Abijah fisher 


24 


Norton 


Benj. Esty 


43 


Ipswich 


John fisher 


21 


" 


Neheraiah fisher 


41 


Taunton 


Eleazer fisher 
John forrist 


17 
22 


u 


Corporals. 






Isaiah forrist 


21 


" 


Elipbelet Hodges 


27 


Taunton 


Samuel forrist 


19 


" 


Joseph Tiffany 


55 


Portsmouth 


Ephraim french 


20 


Braintree 


Richard Glen 


25 


Freetown 


Jacob french 


17 


" 


Eobert Tiffany 


28 


Attleboro 


Thomas Grover 


20 


Norton 


Clark. 






Benjamin Hodges 


18 


Taunton 


Elhanan Lyon 


30 


Dorchester 


Heber Honnestman 
Zepheniah Lane 


43 
19 


Dorchester 
Norton 


Drummer. 






Aron Napp 


50 


freetown 


Thomas Braman 


28 


Norton 


John Rogers 


20 


Taunton 








Ephraim Sheldon 


17 


Marblehead 


Philip Atherton 


23 


Norton 


Philip Thayer 


48 


Braintree 


Edward Blancher 


22 


Marbreth in 


Ebenezer Terner 


28 


dedham 






Ireland 


Ephraim Thayer 


18 


Norton 


Jeremiah Cambel 


29 


Norton 


Abraham White 


26 


Taunton 


Henry Crosman 


35 


Taunton 


Daniel White 


20 


" 


John Caperon 


18 


Barrington 


John Weeks 


17 


Attleboro 


Micajah Dorman 


22 


Norton 


Benj. Wood 


19 


Middleboro 



Boston, March 16, 1744. 
Seven Men carried over to Capt. Nathanael Williams. There 



THE TAUNTON BEANCH. 87 

names are as f olloweth : — John finney, John finney Jr., Jonathan 
Lane, Thomas Slack, f ranees Burdit, Amos Pratt, Andrew Brune 
[Burne?] 

One desarted the 15 of this instant March ; his name is Ceesar 
Hammer, an Indian man. 
Boston, March the 8 : 1744. 

A True Coppy, per 

Elhanan Lyon Jk., Clark. 

Boston, March 15, 1744/5. 
Eecd. of Majr. Hodgers Seven men, viz., John Finney, Andrew 
Burn, John Finney Jr., Jonathan Lane, Francis Burde, Amos Pratt 
and Thomas Slack, with their guns and Cerdres [cartridge?] Boxas, 
Excepteing John Finney Junr., wich had Gun of his one. 

Nath Williams. 

16— BENJAMIN 3 HODGES [3. Henri/ Wm l ~] b. about 1691, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1754 Nov. — , Norton, Mass. ; m. (1) about 1719, ABIAH 
DEANE of Taunton, dau. of Isaac & Hannah (Leonard) Deane of 
Taunton; m. (2) 1749 May 29, Norton, SARAH (LANE) SILLEY, 
widow of Benjamin Silley of Norton, and dau. of John & Sarah 
Lane of Norton. She m. 1756 June 14, Norton, Nathaniel Dun- 
ham of Norton, and d. 1757, Norton. 
7 children born in Norton : — 

75. i. Abigail 4 Hodges, b. 1720 June 7. 

76. ii. Abiah 4 Hodges, b. 1722 April 21. 

77. iii. Anna 4 Hodges, b. 1723 Oct. 13. 

iv. Benjamin 4 Hodges, b. 1726 May 9 ; d. 1745, Siege of Louis- 
burg, Cape Breton. 

78. v. Kachel 4 Hodges, b. 1728 Aug. 30. 

79. vi. Ephraim 4 Hodges, b. 1730. 

vii. Nathaniel 4 Hodges, b. about 1734 or 1735 ; d. 1757, Nor- 
ton; unm. 
Benjamin 3 Hodges lived in the southerly part of Norton, near 
Crooked Meadow, at the place where Ephraim Allen resided in 1858. 
He was a carpenter as well as farmer, and on the formation (Feb. 25, 
1723/4) of the company which built King's Furnace, on Littleworth 
Brook in the east part of Taunton, the oldest hollow-ware factory in 
the Old Colony, he took one-sixteenth of the stock. He kept a public 
house in Norton from 1727 to 1729. In 1730 he was among those 
who opposed setting off the North Precinct of Norton (afterwards 
Mansfield). He was an active member of the Norton church, of 
which he was chosen a deacon on May 1, 1746. He took a promi- 
nent part in the church proceedings which led to the resignation of 
Eev. Joseph Avery in 1749, and was frequently moderator of the 
church meetings between the ministry of Mr. Avery and that of Mr. 
Palmer. He died in 1754, between Nov. 17 (on which day he sub- 
scribed to a church covenant ) and Nov. 22, — the date of appoint- 
ment of the administrators of his estate. 



88 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Benjamin 4 Hodges enlisted early in 1745, when 18 years old, in 
the company of Major Joseph 3 Hodges and regiment of Col. Syl- 
vester Eichmond, which took part in the siege and capture of Louis- 
burg, Cape Breton. From this expedition he never returned, but the 
details of his death are now unknown. 

17 — EPHRAIM 3 HODGES [3. Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. about 1693, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1772 March 4, Mansfield, Conn. ; m. 1731 Jan'y 21, Taun- 
ton, BETHIAH DANFORTH, dau. of Rev. Samuel & Hannah (Allen) 
Danforth, b. 1709 Aug. 16, Taunton. 

Children : — 
Rachel 4 Hodges, b. 1738 April 18, Preston, Conn. 
80. Ephraim 4 Hodges, b. 1740 Sept. 4, Preston. 

Sarah 4 Hodges, b. 1743 March 28, Preston; d. 1769 April 6, 

Mansfield, Conn. ; unm. 
Esther 4 Hodges, b. 1746 March 24, Lebanon, Conn. 

Ephraim 3 Hodges went to Norwich, Conn., where he was admitted 
to be an inhabitant by public vote in 1729. He returned to Taunton 
to be married, and then went back to Norwich, where he lived until 
1737. There is no record of any children born to him in Norwich, 
according to the town clerk, but children may have been born and 
their births not recorded. There are several deeds on record, show- 
ing that he owned and sold considerable real estate in the town. On 
April 7, 1736, he sold to David Andrews all his farm (120 acres) in 
Norwich, beginning at the mouth of a brook which runs into the 
Quinebaug river near the falls, bounded on one side by Quinebaug 
river and on one side by Shetucket river. The next year he moved 
to Preston, Conn., where three children were born to him. After 
1743, but little has been found of him or his wife. 

Bethiah (Danforth) Hodges was daughter of Rev. Samuel 
Danforth of Taunton, "one of the most learned and able ministers 
of the day." He was a man of strong character, " was the principal, 
if not the only, physician and lawyer of Taunton," and was success- 
ful in accumulating property. "His various qualifications rendered 
him extremely useful, and while he instructed his people in all things 
touching their spiritual welfare, they found his advice and aid no 
less useful in their temporal affairs. He acquired over them an 
unbounded influence which he exercised for their general good." His 
father, Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, Mass., was colleague of 
the Apostle Eliot. 

18— ELIZABETH 3 HODGES [3. Henry* Wm 1 ] b. Taunton, Mass. Of 
her nothing is known definitely ; but two of the best-informed persons 
in Taunton genealogies, Dea. Edgar Hodges Reed and Mr. Isaac W. 

Wilcox, thought that she probably was the Elizabeth ( ) (Shaw) 

(Samson) Richmond who d. 1782 Oct. 10, Taunton, " in her 81st year," 
and was buried in Precinct Graveyard, Lakeville, near Charity 3 
(Hodges) (Leonard) Perkins. This Elizabeth m. (1) Samuel Shaw, 
son of Benjamin & Hannah Shaw of Taunton, b. 1698 ; d. 1730 Sept. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 89 

— , Raynham, Mass., leaving 5 sons: — Samuel, Nathaniel, Joseph, 
Stephen and Abraham. She m. (2) 1734 Jan'y 12, Isaac Samson of 
Plympton, Mass. She m. (3) 1750 Nov. 6, as his second wife, Dea. 
Edward Richmond of Taunton, son of Edward & Mary Richmond of 
Taunton, who d. 1771 Eeb. 16 or 17, Taunton, in his 75th year. 

19 — EBENEZER 4 HODGES [4. John s - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1698 Nov. 18, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1749 July 30, Norton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1729 Nov. 11, 
Easton, Mass., MARY DAILEY of Easton, perh. dau. of John & Mary 
(Whitman) Dailey of Norton and Easton. She d. prob. soon after mar- 
riage, and he m. (2) 1732 Nov. 23, Dedham, ESTHER FISHER, dau. of 
Daniel & Esther (Fisher) Fisher, b. 1704 Dec. 7, Dedham, Mass. ; m. 
(2) Benjamin Fairbanks. 

1 child: — 
81. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1734 July 12, Norton. 

20— ELIZABETH 4 HODGES [4. John 3 - 2 Wm}~\ b. 1700 Nov. 13, Taun- 
ton, Mass.; d. 1745 Nov. 30, Norton, Mass.; m. pub. 1723/4 Jan'y 
3, Norton, GEORGE MOREY of Norton, son of George & Hannah 
(Lewis) Morey, b. 1696 Aug. 31, Bristol, R. I. ; d. 1780 Feb. 3, 
Norton. 

7 children born in Norton : — 
i. George 5 Morey, b. 1724 Dec. 28 ; m. Mary 4 Hodges. See No. 73. 
ii. Samuel 5 Morey, b. 1727 Aug. 19 ; m. Mary 5 Hodges. See No. 81. 
iii. Elizabeth 5 Morey, b. 1730 March 13; d. 1797 Feb. 13, Norton; 
m. 1750 Oct. 4, Norton, Dr. George Wheaton of Norton, son 
of Ephraim & Abigail Wheaton of Swansea, Mass. See No. 72. 
iv. Benjamin 5 Morey, b. 1732 May 18 ; m. Priscilla. 
v. Hannah 5 Morey, b. 1735 May 13; m. Nathan 4 Hodges. See 

No. 47. 
vi. Abigail 5 Morey, b. 1738 Jan'y 27; m. (1) 1756, Peter Make- 
peace of Norton, son of William & Experience (Aldrich) Make- 
peace of Norton ; m. (2) 1805 Oct. 6, Norton, David Lincoln 
of Norton, son of Samuel & Hannah Lincoln of Norton, 
vii. Sarah 5 Morey, b. 1740 Dec. 31 ; d. 1742 Aug. 6, Norton. 

George Morey, who married Elizabeth 4 Hodges, came when 
young from Bristol, R. I., and settled in Norton, where he became a 
man of property and influence. He was an inn-holder there from 
1744 to 1773 and owned several slaves. He volunteered in the expe- 
dition which besieged and captured Louisburg, Cape Breton, in 1745, 
being Captain of the 4th company of the 9th Mass. Reg't, com- 
manded by Col. Joseph Dwight, his commission being granted June 
3, 1745. He was among those officers who, on account of sickness, 
etc., were discharged the service Oct. 17, 1745, and allowed to return 
to New England. After his wife Elizabeth's death he married 

Love . 

Benjamin 5 Morey served from May 12, 1759 to Jan'y 2, 1760 in 



90 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

the French and Indian War, being private in the company of Capt. 
Nathan 4 Hodges during the " Crown Point Expedition " which cap- 
tured Ticoncleroga and Crown Point and drove the French from Lake 
Champlain. He marched to Boston, at the Lexington Alarm of 
April 19, 1775, as Captain of a company of Minute Men, and is 
said to have performed other Revolutionary service, but the compiler 
of this book has not been able to pick out his record from those of 
others of his name in the rolls in the State archives. He was chosen 
Jan'y 16, 1776, by the town of Norton on the Committee of Corres- 
pondence and Inspection, this committee being elected " to see to the 
faithful performance of the recommendations of the Continental 
Congress." He lived in Norton until 1778 and then moved to Lyme, 
N. H. 

21— ELIPHALET 4 HODGES [4. John*- a Wm 1 ] b. 1702 Dec 2, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1765, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1735/6 Jan'y 29, Norton, 
ELIZABETH CLAPP, dau. of Samuel & Elizabeth (Fisher) Clapp, b. 
1719/20 March 6, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton : — 

82. i. Elizabeth 5 Hodges, b. 1736/7 Feb. 21. 

ii. John 5 Hodges, b. 1738/9 Jan'y 19; d. prob. 1756; unm. 

83. iii. David 5 Hodges, b. 1742 June 30. 

iv. Eliphalet 5 Hodges, b. 1746 May 16 ; d. before July, 1760. 

Eliphalet 4 Hodges was tithing-man of Norton in 1745. Tithing- 
men were annually elected by the towns " of their most prudent & 
discreet inhabitants," to inspect houses licensed to sell liquors and 
see that they were conducted properly ; to institute legal proceed- 
ings against disorderly and unlicensed houses ; " to inspect the man- 
ners of all disorderly persons ; " to present to a magistrate " stub- 
borne and disorderly children and servants, night-walkers, typlers, 
Saboath-breakers, and such as absent themselves from the publicke 
worship of God on the Lord's dayes." The tithing-man's badge of 
office was a "black Staff, of two foot long, tipt at one End with 
Brass about three Inches ; to be provided by the selectmen, at the 
Charge of the Town." Eliphalet, naturally, was an active church- 
member. In the list of Major George Leonard's Company, the 
" First Norton Train Band and Alarm Men,"dated April 9, 1757, his 
name occurs as sergeant. This was at the time of the French and 
Indian War, and his rank indicates previous active service ; but of 
such service no record has been found. During the last few years 
of his life his mind was obscured. 

John 5 Hodges enlisted in May, 1756, under Capt. Joseph 4 Hodges 
for the Crown Point Expedition. Col. Ephraim Leonard's return, 
dated June 9, 1756, states that " John Hodges 2nd Inlisted and went 
as far as Newport to go in sd. Service, and was not well and is 
Returned home as I am informed." Doubtless John Hodges died on 
his way home or soon after his arrival there. 

22— ANNA 4 HODGES [4. JoJm 3 ' 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1704/5 Feb. 4, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1755 June 25, Dighton, Mass. ; m. 1733 Sept. 27, Norton, 



TUE TAUNTON BRANCH. 91 

Dr. WILLIAM WARE of Norton, son of John & Mehitable (Chaplin) 
Ware, b. 1697 July 4, Wrentham, Mass ; d. 1764 June 11, Dighton. 

3 children born in Norton : — 
i. George 5 Ware, b. 1734 Aug. 26 ; d. 1771 Feb. 16, Dighton ; m. 
Mary Richmond, dau. of William & Anna (Gray) Richmond 
of Dighton. A long epitaph in his praise was in the Ware 
Buying Ground, Dighton. 
ii. Benjamin 5 Ware, b. 1736/7 March 20 ; d. 1763 or 1764, prob. at 
sea. In his father's will, dated Aug. 23, 1763, property was 
left him " if he be now surviving and return home, he being 
now absent on a voyage to sea." On March 29, 1764, Dr. Wil- 
liam Ware was appointed administrator of estate of his son 
Benjamin, lately deceased. 
iii. Anna 5 Ware, b. 1741 July 10; d. 1741 Sept. 25, Norton. 

Dr. William Ware moved to Norton in 1729, buying of John 
Finney the farm owned in 1858 by Sanforth Freeman. He practised 
in Norton about 22 years, and also kept a public house from 1729 to 
1740. He sold his Norton farm, Nov. 24, 1750, and moved soon 
after to Dighton, where he spent the rest of his life. He was mar- 
ried 4 times : — (1) to Mary Maxey of Attleboro ; (2) to Zibiah 
(Whiting) Sweeting, widow of Lewis Sweeting of Norton ; (3) to 
Anna 4 Hodges ; (4) to Lydia Walker. 

23 — EDMUND 4 HODGES [4. John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1709 July 1, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1777 June 3, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1736/7 Jan'y 31, Kingston, 
Mass., MERCY COOK of Kingston, dau. of John & Elizabeth Cook, 
b. 1718 March — , Plymouth, Mass. ; d. 1800 April 20, Norton. 

11 children born in Norton : — 

84. i. Hannah 5 Hodges, b. 1737/8 Jan'y 22. 

ii. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1740 June 29 ; d. 1742 May 27, Norton. 

iii. Miriam 5 Hodges, b. 1742 May 23; d. 1760 or 1761; m. 1760 
April 17, Norton, Daniel Tiffany, son of James & Elizabeth 
(Allen) Tiffany, b. 1738/9 Feb. 28, Attleboro, Mass. No chil- 
dren. 

85. iv. Edmund 5 Hodges, b. 1744 Aug. 17. 

86. v. Deliverance 5 Hodges, b. 1746 Dec. 26. 

87. vi. Elizabeth 5 Hodges, b. 1749 April 13. 

88. vii. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1751 July 16. 

89. viii. Tisdale 5 Hodges, b. 1753 Dec. 7. 

90. ix. John 5 Hodges, b. 1756 May 5. 

x. Ebenezer 5 Hodges, b. 1759 March 11 ; d. 1759 April 15, 
Norton. 

91. xi. Daniel 5 Hodges, b. 1763 June 9. 

Edmund 4 Hodges would seem to have been either wealthy or else 
a very earnest and liberal church-member. For the report of the 
committee, who had sold to the highest bidders " Places for the Pews 
in ye New Meeting-House" in 1753, shows that the maximum price 
(£ 10.13.4) received for the privilege of building a pew, was paid by 
only three men: — Edmund Hodges, Col. George Leonard, and Major 



92 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Thomas Morey. Edmund Hodges was certainly earnest and active in 
church matters ; but beyond this, only little information has been 
obtained concerning him. 

24 — MERCY 4 HODGES [4. John*- * PTm 1 ] b. 1711 Nov. 29, Norton, 
Mass. ; m. (1) 1741 Dec. 22, Norton, SILAS TITUS of Norton, son of 
Silas & Mary (Averel) Titus, b. 1714 May 28, Attleboro, Mass. ; d. 
1745 Dec. 27, Norton. She m. (2) 1754 Sept. 12, Norton, JOSEPH 
PHILLIPS of Norton, son of Samuel Phillips of Norton. 

2 children born in Norton : — 
i. Ebenezer 5 Titus, b. 1742 Sept. 26 ; d. 1822 June 17, Norton ; m. 
1764 March 20, Norton, Mehitable Knapp, dau. of Jonathan 
& Mehitable (Tucker) Knapp of Norton, 
ii. Sarah 5 Titus, b. 1745 Aug. 16 ; d. 1748 Sept. 17, Norton. 

Ebenezer 5 Titus, served at least once in the French and Indian 
War, being private, from May 12, 1759, to Jan'y 2, 1760, in Capt. 
Nathan 4 Hodges's Co., in the " Crown Point Expedition," which 
captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point, and drove the French from 
the Lake Champlain country. He served several times during the 
Re volution. He was private in Capt. Benj. Morey's Co., which 
marched on Boston when the fight at Lexington, April 19, 1775, roused 
the country. He was sergeant in Sept. and Oct. 1776, in Capt. Elisha 
May's Co., and apparently in the regiment of Col. Thomas Carpenter 
which marched to New York State and was present, as reserve, at the 
battle of White Plains. In Sept. and Oct. 1777, he served a little 
over a month as sergeant in Capt. Isaac 4 Hodges's Co., in the "Secret 
Expedition " to Rhode Island. On July 31, 1779, he was commissioned 
2nd Lieut, of the 2nd. Co., 4th Bristol County Reg't. As lieut. he 
served nearly 4 months, July to Oct. 1780, probably in New York 
State, in Capt. Benj. Bates's Co. Very likely he rendered other ser- 
vice, the record of which has not yet been placed in the Mass. State 
Archives. On Aug. 4, 1789, he was commissioned Captain of one 
of the Norton companies and retained command for 3 years. He was 
chosen by the town on various committees, especially those in charge 
of school matters, was tithing-man in 1795, and deputy-sheriff from 
1803 to 1808. 

25 — JONATHAN 4 HODGES [5. Nath'l* John 2 Wm}~\ b. Taunton 
(Norton), Mass.; d. 1770 Jan'y 11, Norton; m. 1745/6 March 20, 
Norton, DEBORAH NEWCOMB, dau. of Jonathan & Deborah Newcomb 
of Braintree and Norton, b. 1713 Aug. 16, Braintree, Mass. 

5 children born in Norton : — 

92. i. Jonathan 5 Hodges, b. 1746/7 Jan'y 24. 

93. ii. Deborah 5 Hodges, b. 1748 July 14. 

94. iii. Nathaniel 5 Hodges, b. 1750 May 21. 

95. iv. David 5 Hodges, b. 1752 Feb. 15. 

96. v. Abigail 5 Hodges, b. 1755 Jan'y 6. 

26 — JOHN 4 HODGES [5. Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. Norton (Taunton) 
Mass., somewhere about 1700. He was living Feb. 12, 1749/50, the 



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date of his father's will. Beyond this nothing definite has been 
found concerning him. He may have died unmarried. Or perhaps 
he was the John Hodges of Newport, E. I., who m. 1729 Dec. 5, 
Elizabeth Coill. 

27— HANNAH 4 HODGES [5. Nath'PJohn* Wm 1 ]b. Taunton (Norton), 
Mass. ; m. TIMOTHY BRYANT of Middleboro, Mass., son of Stephen 
& Mehi table Bryant of Plymouth and Middleboro, b. 1702 Aug. 
25, Plymouth, Mass. 

Children : — 
Hannah 5 Bryant, m. 1745 June 4, Middleboro, George White 

of Eaynham, Mass., son of John and Elizabeth (Crossman) White 

of Eaynham. 
Mehitable 5 Bryant, m. Nathaniel Eliot of Taunton, son of 

Benjamin & Yet Mercy (Andrews) Eliot of Taunton. 
Jemima 5 Bryant, m. 1766 Nov. 27, Eaynham, Joseph Shelly of 

Eaynham, son of Joseph Shelly of Eaynham. 
Abiah 5 Bryant, m. Jones. On April 3, 1787, Abiah Jones, 

widow, of Middleboro, Mass., deeded land in Middleboro. 

28— ABIAH 4 HODGES [5. Nath'P John 2 Wm 1 ] b. Norton, Mass. ; d. 
1774 June 23, Attleboro, Mass.; m. (1) 1735 May 20, Norton, JON- 
ATHAN FOLLETT, son of John & Sarah (Puller) Pollett, b. 1709/10 
March 13, Attleboro ; d. 1742 Dec. 9, Attleboro. She m. (2) pub. 
Attleboro, 1745 Oct. 25, ROBERT CLAFLIN, son of Antipas & Sarah 
Claflin of Sudbury and Attleboro, b. 1708 or 1709, prob. at Sudbury, 
Mass. ; d. 1797 Peb. — , Attleboro, in 89th year. 

8 children born in Attleboro : — 
i. Abiah 5 Pollett, b. 1736 j m. pub. Attleboro, 1760 Jan'y 4, Sam- 
uel Eedway. 
ii. Martha 8 Pollett, b. 1737 June 11. 
iii. Jonathan 5 Pollett, b. 1739 June 10 ; perh. m. pub. Attleboro, 

1763 Aug. 10, Mary Brown of Eehoboth, Mass. 
iv. Mehitable 5 Pollett, b. 1742 April 20. 

v. Eobert 5 Claflin, b. 1746/7 Jan'y 2; d. 1767 Sept. 28, Attleboro. 
vi. Anne 5 Claflin, b. 1750 July 22 ; m. 1774 Sept. 24, Attleboro, 

Jacob Crossman of Sutton, Mass. 
vii. Nathaniel 5 Claflin, b. 1751 Oct. 26, Attleboro ; m. 1771 April 

30, Attleboro, Keziah Hodges of Attleboro. 
viii. Daniel 5 Claflin, b. 1755 Oct. 15; d. 1822 Dec. 10, Attleboro; 
m. Phebe Brown, dau. of Noah & Deborah (Wilmarth) Brown. 
Jonathan 5 Pollett was a soldier in the campaign of 1758, when 
the English and American forces attacked Port Ticonderoga and were 
repulsed by the French and Indians with great loss. He enlisted 
again on April 28, 1759, in Capt. Jonathan Eddy's Co., and served, on 
the same ground as the year before, in the campaign which resulted 
in driving the Prench from the whole country around Lake Cham- 
plain. He seems to have served also in the Eevolution : — as private 



94 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

in Oapt. Moses Wilmarth's Co., which marched to Boston, April 19, 

1775, at the news of the battle of Lexington ; and in the same cap- 
tain's company in its service in Rhode Island in July and August, 
1780. 

Nathaniel 5 Claflin was a Revolutionary soldier, serving at the 
Lexington Alarm, and in the Rhode Island campaign of July and 
August, 1780, in the same companies as his half brother, Jonathan 5 
Follett. 

Daniel 5 Claflin was also a Minute Man, April, 1775, in Capt. 
Moses Wilmarth's company. In Sept. and Oct. 1777, he was in the 
" Secret Expedition " to Rhode Island as private under Capt. Stephen 
Richardson. In June and July, 1778, he campaigned in Rhode 
Island, being corporal in Capt. Samuel Robinson's Co. He seems to 
have served at least twice again in Rhode Island, but as private : — 
in August and September, 1778, in Capt. Moses Wilmarth's Co., and 
in July and August, 1780, also under Capt. Wilmarth. 

29 _ REBECCA 4 HODGES [5. NathH* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. Norton, Mass. ; 
m. 1744, SETH TISDALE of Norton, son of Joseph & Ruth (Reed) 
Tisdale of Taunton, b. 1716, Taunton; d. 1788 Aug. 3, Norton, aged 72. 

7 children born in Norton : — 
i. Rebecca 5 Tisdale, b. 1745/6 March 21 ; m. 1762 Sept. 30, Norton, 

Joseph Godfrey of Easton, Mass., son of Richard & Theodora 

(Dean) Godfrey of Taunton. 
ii. Seth 5 Tisdale, b. 1748/9 March 5 ; moved about 1810 to Guilford, 

Vt. ; m. 1770 Dec. 6, Taunton, Abiah Haskins of Taunton, 
iii. Phebe 5 Tisdale, b. 1753 Nov. 14; d. 1756 July 8, Norton. 
iv. Reuben 5 Tisdale, b. 1757 April 29 ; d. prob. in Canada ; m. 1781, 

Norton, Rachel Crane, dau. of John & Rachel (Terry) Crane 

of Norton. 
v. Mary 5 Tisdale, b. 1759 March 25; d. Wrentham, Mass.; m. 1786, 

Jonathan Pratt of Easton, Mass., son of Jonathan & Damaris 

Pratt of Easton. 
vi. John 5 Tisdale, b. 1759 March 25 (twin); d. 1833 Dec. 16, Nor- 
ton ; m. 1780 May 22, Hannah White of Raynham. 
vii. Sarah 5 Tisdale, b. 1762 Nov. 27; m. 1784 June 16, Norton, 

Rev. Jonathan Smith of Norton, son of David & Abigail 

(Gilbert) Smith of Norton. 

Seth 5 Tisdale was a Revolutionary soldier. He served as private 

in Capt. Matthew Randall's Co., Col. Thomas Marshall's reg't, at the 

" Defence of Boston," June to December, 1776, being stationed at 

Castle Island and perhaps elsewhere in the harbor. In December, 

1776, he served in Rhode Island as private in Capt. Israel Trow's Co., 
Col. John Daggett's reg't. In July and August 1778, he was again in 
Rhode Island under Capt. Isaac Hodges, Col. Thomas Carpenter's reg't. 

Capt. Reuben 5 Tisdale was a private, in April, 1775, in Capt. 
Seth Gilbert's company of " minute men." He was private, corporal 
and sergeant in Capt. Matthew Randall's Co., June to December, 1776, 
at the " Defence of Boston ; " and in December, 1776, he served as 
private in Capt. Israel Trow's Co., in Rhode Island. Doubtless he 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 95 

served at other times. After the war he became Captain of one of 
the Norton companies, receiving his commission May 28, 1789. He 
was an inn-holder in Norton in 1787 and 1788. At a later date he 
moved to Sutton, Mass., and thence to Canada. 

John 5 Tisdale served in Ehode Island in December, 1776, in the 
same company as his brothers, Seth and Keuben, and in July 1780, 
he served again in Rhode Island in Capt. John Allen's Co. Later in 
life he " served in the Army of the Lord," and it was said of him 
that "he preached away his property while making converts for 
heaven." 

30— PHEBE 4 HODGES [5. NaWP John 2 Wm 1 ] b. Norton, Mass.; 
m. 1750 Nov. 1, Norton, JOHN COBB, son of Benjamin & Mary 
(Mason) Cobb, b. 1727 Dec. 19, Norton. 

1 child : — 
Phebe 5 Cobb, b. 1751 Sept. 18, Norton; m. Caleb Willis, son of 
Benjamin & Buth (Campbel) Willis of Norton. 

31 — MEHITABLE 4 HODGES [5. Nath'P John 2 Wm v ] b. Norton, 
Mass. ; d. 1733 Sept. 24, Norton ; m. 1732 Dec. 21, Norton, THOMAS 
MOREY of Norton, son of George & Hannah (Lewis) Morey, b. 1708 
Jan'y 1, Bristol, R. I. ; d. 1775 July 28, Norton. 

1 child born in Norton : — 
Thomas 5 Morey, b. 1733 Sept. 15 ; m. 1759 March 22, Norton, 
Bathsheba Godfrey, dau. of James & Mary (Gilbert) Godfrey 
of Norton. 

Major Thomas Morey, whose first wife was Mehitable 4 Hodges, 
came with his father and his brother George from Bristol, R. I., 
to Norton about 1720. On Feb. 7, 1744/5, he was commissioned 
Lieut, of the 7th Co., 6th Mass. Reg., commanded by Col. Sylvester 
Richmond, and served at the siege and capture of Louisburg, Cape 
Breton. He continued to hold the rank of Lieut, in one of the 
Norton companies until 1758, when he became Captain, being pro- 
moted in 1761 to the rank of Major in the 3rd Bristol County Reg. 
He was prominent in civil life. In 1752, he was one of the com- 
mittee in charge of building the new meeting-house, and also of 
that elected to sell the old one. He was town assessor in 1752, 1754, 
1756, 1760 and 1761 ; selectman, 1755 to 1760 ; representative, 1755 
to 1763 and in 1774 ; moderator of the annual town meeting 1759 to 
1761, 1770, 1773 and 1774 ; and town treasurer 1761 to 1764. In 
1762 he was appointed Justice of the Peace. He was active during 
the agitation preceding the Revolution, being elected in 1773 on the 
committee appointed to consider "what is proper to be done " in view 
of " the incroachments made of late on our most valuable rights and 
priviledges " by the British government. He married 3 times. By 
his second wife, Lydia (Hall) White, he had 4 children, and by his 
third wife, 7 children. 

32 — REMEMBER 4 HODGES [5. Nath'P John 2 Wm A b. 1713 Aug. 
16, Norton, Mass.; m. STEPHEN WOOD of Norton, son of John & 
Sarah Wood, b. 1712 Sept. 21, Middleboro, Mass. 



96 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

4 children born in Norton : — 
i. Elkanah 5 Wood, b. 1734 Nov. 1. 
ii. Nathaniel 5 Wood, b. 1737 July 14 ; m. 1763 Feb. 24, Norton, 

Abigail Carver, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail (Allen) Carver 

of Taunton, Mass. 
iii. Mary 5 Wood, b. 1739 Dec. 29 ; d. 1784 Sept. 14, Taunton ; m. 

1763 Dec. 8, Norton, Elisha Dean of Taunton, son of Dr. Ezra 

& Abigail (Leonard) Dean of Taunton, 
iv. Rebecca 5 Wood, b. 1743 Nov. 12 ; d. in childhood. 

Nathaniel 5 Wood took part in the French and Indian War, 
serving as private, from May 12, 1759 to Jan'y 2, 1760, in the 
company of Capt. Nathan 4 Hodges, during the campaign in which 
Ticonderoga and Crown Point were captured and the French 
driven from Lake Champlain. He served also in the Revolution, 
being sergeant of Capt. Isaac 4 Hodges's Co., in the " Defence of 
Boston, " from July to Nov. 1776. Very likely he did other service, 
of which the record has not been found. During the Revolutionary 
War, in company with Noah Wiswall, he built a factory in Nor- 
ton for making molasses from cornstalks. It was in great measure 
a failure, although for a few years a small amount of molasses was 
made. 

33 — LYD1A 4 HODGES [6. Sam* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1705 Dec. 5, Norton, 
(Taunton), Mass. ; m. 1732, Norton, THOMAS WINCHELL of Norton, 

perh. son of Benjamin & Sarah ( ) (Winchell) Winchell and if so, 

b. 1702 Dec. 16, Windsor, Conn. 
6 children born in Norton : — 
i. Sarah 5 Winchell, b. 1733 May 2 ; m. 1753 June 21, Norton, 

Simeon Briggs of Norton, son of Dea. John & Mary (Burt) 

Briggs of Norton, 
ii. Lydia 5 Winchell, b. 1735/6 Feb. 28. 

iii. Thomas 5 Winchell, b. 1735/6 Feb. 28; d. 1735/6 March 9, Norton, 
iv. Hannah 5 Winchell, b. 1738 June 23 ; m. 1774 June 9, Norton, 

Ephraim Burr of Easton, Mass., son of John & Silence (Howard) 

Burr of Bridgewater, Mass. 
v. Mary 5 Winchell, b. 1740 Dec. 17 ; m. 1764 March 15, Norton, 

Hezekiah Willard of Norton, 
vi. Abigail 5 Winchell, b. 1744 Sept. 2. 

34 —SILENCE 4 HODGES [6. Sam* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 1708, 
Taunton (Norton) Mass. ; d. about 1746 to 1748, prob. at Boston, 
Mass. ; m. 1730 June 18, Norton, EPHRAIM TURNER of Scituate, Mass., 
son of Thomas & Hannah (Jenkins) Turner, b. 1709/10 March 17, 
Scituate ; m. (2) about 1749, Dorothy Foye ; and d. 1765, Boston. 

Children : — 
Lettice 5 Turner, m. (Benjamin?) Pierce of Dorchester, Mass. 
John 5 Turner, b. 1741 Aug. 22, Boston; d. 1784 July 31, Ports- 
mouth, N. H. ; unm. 
William 5 Turner, b. 1745/6 Feb. 27, Boston; d. 1792 Jan'y 1, 



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London, England ; m. 1767 Oct. 26, Boston, Ann Dumaeesq, dau. 
of Edward & Mary (Boutineau) Dumaresq of Boston. 

Epheaim Turner moved from Scituate to Boston, where he and 
his son William became celebrated for their " Schools of Politeness." 
Putnam's Magazine for Feb. 1857 has [condensed]: — "Old Master 
Turner, of honored memory, presided over the graces, and taught 
deportment and etiquette to the rising generation of his time. He 
exacted great respect from his pupils, and always paid them the com- 
pliment of appearing at his school in powdered wig, with all the 
paraphernalia of full dress. He was driven to the door in his own 
vehicle, attended by his black servant. Both father and son were of 
good standing or, a more appropriate phrase, good footing in society, 
belonging to the clubs and other respectable associations of their day. 
But the father was emphatically a gentleman, conscientious, punc- 
tilious and dignified ; one who not only taught the outward graces, but 
was capable of instilling the more sterling and noble qualities of 
chivalry, honor and true courtesy." There are two portraits of 
Ephraim Turner in the rooms of the K". E. Hist. Gen. Society, Boston. 
[X>r. T. Larkin Turner.] 

William 5 Turner resided in Boston and was in every respect a 
valuable citizen. He was with his father, and equally distinguished 
for polished manners. In . 1769 he purchased " Concert Hall " of 
Stephen Deblois for £1,000 sterling, having the assistance of Gov. 
John Hancock, who made him one of his Aids with the rank of 
Colonel. He was also the first commander of the Independent Boston 
Eusiliers, for quite a long time Body-Guard of the Governor. Wil- 
liam Turner, during many years, had the management of the fee in 
the Concert Hall, which was famed for its frequent and interesting 
gatherings. " It is assuming no great hazard to say that there have 
been more meetings of a civil, social, convivial, literary, religious, 
political and military character in Concert Hall than in any other 
house in Boston, not excepting Fanueil Hall." At the Evacuation of 
Boston by the British, there was necessarily much confusion, doubtless 
many leaving with the effects of others, and Col. Turner acted as 
mediator and receiver. He was a signer of the petition for remitting 
the death penalty on the first person convicted of highway robbery 
in Boston, and was ever diligently seeking to do like good offices. 
His wife was of a highly respected family, descended from the French 
Huguenots. [Dr. T. Larkin Turner '.] 

35 — EXPERIENCE 4 HODGES [6. Sam* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 
1710, Taunton (Norton), Mass. ; m. 1732, JOSEPH COOK of Kings- 
ton, Mass., son of Caleb & Jane Cook, b. 1703, Nov. 28. 

Children : — 
i. Ann 5 Cook, b. 1733 Aug. 14, Kingston. 
ii. Caleb 5 Cook. 

Joseph Cook and wife Experience sold their homestead in 1741 
and moved to Middletown, Conn., where they lived until 1744 or 
later. Their son, Caleb Cook, was in Chatham, Conn., in 1774. There 
may have been other children. 



98 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

36 — SAMUEL 4 HODGES [6. Sam* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1714 May 31, 
Norton, Mass.; d. 1745 Sept. 20, Cape Breton j m. 1739 RUTH 
POTTER. 

3 children born in Norton : — 

97. i. Simeon 5 Hodges, b. 1740 June 4. 
ii. Samuel 5 Hodges, b. 1742 July 2. 

98. iii. Ruth 5 Hodges, b. 1744/5 Feb. 13. 

Samuel 4 Hodges was admitted to membership in the Norton Church 
in 1741. He went in the expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton, 
in 1745, and there died, as is shown by the Norton town records. 

37— MIRIAM 4 HODGES [6. Sam s John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1717/18 Jan'y 1, 
Norton, Mass; d. 1809 (will proved June 6, 1809); m. (1) 1736 
April 22, Norton, JOSEPH BISHOP of Attleboro, Mass., son of 
Edward & Sarah Bishop of Eehoboth, Mass., b. 1706 or 1707; d. 
1749 May 8, Attleboro, in his 43rd year. She m. (2) 1749 Nov. 30, 
Attleboro, Capt. JOSEPH 4 HODGES (No. 68) of Norton, son of 
Joseph 3 & Bethiah (Williams) Hodges, b. 1714 April 25, Norton ; d. 
1756 Sept. 19, near Lake George, N. Y. She m. (3) 1760 July 9, 
Norton, WILLIAM COBB of Norton, son of Morgan & Susannah 
(Willis) Cobb of Taunton, Mass., d. 1802 March 1, Norton. 

10 children : — 
i. Joseph 5 Bishop, b. 1736 Nov. 25, Attleboro ; d. 1759 Dec. 29, 

Norton; unm. 
ii. Nathaniel 5 Bishop, b. 1739 April 6, Attleboro; m. Bethany 

Eddy, dau. of Azariah & Martha Eddy of Dighton, Mass. 
iii. Mehitable 5 Bishop, b. 1741 May 28, Attleboro ; m. 1761 Sept. 

28, Norton, Samuel Pitts of Taunton, 
iv. Elkanah 5 Bishop, b. 1743 June 2, Attleboro ; m. 1769 Aug. 

10, Attleboro, Lydia Robinson, dau. of George & Elizabeth 
(Cobb) Robinson. 

v. Zephaniah 5 Bishop, b. 1745 June 19, Attleboro; d. 1835 Aug. 
25, Attleboro; m. 1765 Aug. 6, Norton, Sarah Stone, dau. of 
Nathaniel & Sarah (Woodward) Stone of Norton. 

vi. Ephraim 5 Bishop, b. 1747 June 20, Attleboro ; d. 1747 Oct. 4, 
Attleboro. 

vii. Huldah 5 Bishop, b. 1748 Sept. 6, Attleboro; d. 1748/9 Jan'y 

11, Attleboro. 

viii. Miriam 5 Hodges, b. 1750 Sept. 13, Norton. See No. 158. 
ix. Joseph 5 Hodges, b. 1752 Nov. 15, Norton. See No. 159. 
x. Naomi 5 Hodges, b. 1754 Oct. 8, Norton ; m. Tisdale 5 Hodges. 
See No. 89. 
Miriam 4 Hodges lost her mother when she was five years old. 
Judge George Leonard was appointed her guardian and she was 
brought up in the Judge's family. After the death of her first hus- 
band she seems to have lived in Weymouth, where her mother's fam- 
ily resided ; for the Norton church records state that she was received 
into communion, on Sept. 15, 1754 (three years after her second 



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marriage), being ''dismissed from and recommended by the Second 
Church of Christ in Weymouth." She had ten children. Those by 
Capt. Joseph Hodges will be noticed under their father's name. 

Nathaniel 5 Bishop was a blacksmith. When young he plied his 
trade in Taunton, but during the Revolutionary War he was a resi- 
dent of Attleboro. He had a long military career, the details of 
which are given in the chapter of Military Service. At the age of 
17, he served 9 months in the unfortunate Crown Point Expedition 
of 1756. Doubtless he served at other times in the French and Indian 
Wars, for when he went out at the Alarm of the Battle of Lexing- 
ton, it was as Lieutenant of an Attleboro Company. As an officer he 
probably performed more service in the Revolution than is contained 
in the Mass. State Archives, where, in the Revolutionary Rolls, are 
recorded his service at the Lexington Alarm; his commission, March 
21, 1776, as Lieut, in the 8th Co., 4th Bristol County reg't ; his service 
in New York State in September and November, 1776 ; in Rhode 
Island in December, 1777 ; and again in Rhode Island in August, 
1780. 

Elkanah 5 Bishop served in the Colonial Wars. He served as 
private with Capt. Nathan Hodges, 7\ months in the victorious 
Crown Point Campaign of 1759. He served again 7 months in 1761 
under Capt. Samuel Bent, probably in Ohio and Michigan. 

Zephaniah 5 Bishop was private for 7 months in 1761 in the same 
company as his brother Elkanah. When the Lexington Alarm 
was sounded, he went out as sergeant in Captain Moses Wilmarth's 
Attleboro company. In 1778 he served in Rhode Island from Janu- 
ary to March, and in August. In 1780 he served in Rhode Island in 
July and August. In 1782 he was again in the Continental service, 
still being sergeant. 

38— SARAH 4 HODGES [6. Sam z John* Wm 1 ] b. 1719 June 26, Norton, 
Mass. ; d. within a few years after marriage ; m. 1736/7 Feb. 24, 
Taunton, EPHRAIM TISDALE of Taunton, son of John & Abigail 
(Burt) Tisdale of Taunton. 

1 child: — 
i. Benoni 5 Tisdale, d. infancy, soon after his mother. 

39 — MARTHA 4 HODGES [6. Sam* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1720 Dec. 22, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1795 Feb. 23, Freetown, Mass. ; m. (1) 1736 Jan'y 
27, Dighton, Mass., EPHRAIM TISDALE of Freetown, son of Joshua 
& Abigail (Andrews) Tisdale, b. 1708 ; d. 1754 Jan'y 10, Freetown. 
She m. (2) 1755 Dec. 5, Freetown, JOHN EVANS of Freetown, son of 
David & Sarah Evans, b. 1707 Oct. 16, Freetown. 

10 children born in Freetown : — 
i. Joshua 5 Tisdale, b. 1737 Sept. 15. 

ii. Hannah 5 Tisdale, b. 1739 April 15 ; d. 1755 April 1, Freetown. 
iii. Elizabeth 5 Tisdale, b. 1741/2 Jan'y 8 ; m. 1765 Nov. 14, Free- 
town, Col. Thomas Gilbert of Freetown, son of Col. Thomas 
& Mary (Godfrey) Gilbert of Freetown. 



100 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

iv. Abigail 5 Tisdale, b. 1743/4 Jan'y 27 ; d. 1808 April 12, Free- 
town; unm. 
v. Ephbaim 5 Tisdale, b. 1745/6 Feb. 8 ; d. 1816, Canada ; m. 1767, 

Freetown, Ruth Strange, dau. of John & Johanna (Joslin) 

Strange of Freetown. 
vl. Philena 5 Tisdale, b. 1747/8 Feb. 27 ; d. 1752 Jan'y 8, Freetown, 
vii. Mary 5 Tisdale, b. 1749 March 31 ; m. 1776 Nov. 21, Freetown, 

Bradford Gilbert of Freetown, son of Col. Thomas & Mary 

(Godfrey) Gilbert of Freetown, 
viii. Henry 5 Tisdale, b. 1751 July 22 ; d. 1793 July 22, Freetown ; 

m. (1) pub. at Freetown, 1773 Feb. 13, Elizabeth Evans, dau. 

of David & Anna (Weaver) Evans of Freetown ; m. (2) 1785, 

Patience Brinsley of Portsmouth, R. I. 
ix. Philena 5 Tisdale, b. 1753 Oct. 22 ; d. 1783, Freetown; unm. 
x. Anna 5 Evans, b. 1757 April 7. 

Martha 4 Hodges is said to have possessed remarkable personal 
beauty and attractive manners. Her children, during the Revolution, 
sided with the royalists. 

Elizabeth 5 Tisdale married a noted loyalist, Thomas Gilbert, 
who was a captain at the siege and reduction of Louisburg in 1745. 
In the war of 1755 he was Lieut.-Colonel, and engaged in the attempt 
against Crown Point, succeeding to the command of his regiment 
after the fall of Col. Ephraim Williams. In the Revolutionary con- 
troversy, he early took a decided stand in favor of the Crown. In 

1774, he raised and commanded a force of 300 loyalists. In April, 

1 775, the Congress of Massachusetts denounced him as an enemy of the 
country, and a few days later he was obliged to flee. Some years 
ago, silver spoons marked T. G. were dug up at Freetown, evidently 
property buried by the Colonel when he fled. He went to Boston, 
and the next year went with the British forces to Halifax. In 1783 
he went to Nova Scotia, and later, settled in New Brunswick where 
he died about 1786. 

Abigail 5 Tisdale was a handsome woman, with dark, piercing 
eyes. She was a strong Tory and, it is said, once threatened to whip 
an American officer for using language derogatory to King George. 

Ephraim 5 Tisdale also was a Tory. In 1775 he fled from home 
and went to New York. During the war, while on a voyage to St. 
Augustine, he abandoned his vessel at sea, to avoid capture, and 
gained the shore in safety. Though nearly destitute of money, he 
accomplished an overland journey to New York, a distance of 1,500 
miles by the route he traveled. In 1783 he went to New Brunswick 
where he held civil and military offices. In 1808 he moved to Upper 
Canada and died there in 1816. 

Mary 5 Tisdale married Bradford Gilbert, who in 1778 was 
proscribed and banished as a loyalist. He was brother of Col. 
Thomas Gilbert. He settled in New Brunswick in 1783 and received 
the grant of a lot in the city of St. John, where he died in 1814. 

Henry 5 Tisdale was also proscribed and banished in 1778 for 
adherence to the cause of the Crown. When peace came he went to 
St. John, New Brunswick, and was a grantee of that city. Three 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 101 

years later he returned to Freetown where he carried on his trade of 
blacksmith until his death. 

40 — SETH 4 HODGES [6. Sam* Joh?i 2 Win 1 ] b. 1722/3 March 10, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1809 April 1, Pomfret, Vt. ; m. (1) 1744 June 14, 
Taunton, ANNA HOAR, dau. of William & Sarah (Macomber) Hoar, 
b. 1729, Taunton, Mass. He m. (2) prob. in 1763 or 1764, Mrs. 

ELIZABETH ( ) TYLER. 

Children; 3 known by first wife and 1 known by second wife: — 
99. i. Samuel 5 Hodges, b. 1755 March 7 (or 14), Woodstock, Conn. 

100. ii. Asa 5 Hodges, b. 1756. 

101. iii. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1758. 

102. iv. Seth 5 Hodges, b. 1765 Feb. 19. 

Possibly the following, who lived where Seth 4 Hodges resided, may 
have been his children, but direct evidence is wanting. Perhaps 
Ebenezer, Edmund and Eliphalet were sons of Capt. Edmund 5 
Hodges [No. 85.] 

v. Zilpha Hodges, of Pomfret, Conn., who m. 1773 Nov. 25, 

John Lamb and had: — i. Mary Lamb, b. 1774 Oct. 12 or 2; 

ii. John Lamb, b. 1775 Nov. 5 ; iii. Lucy Lamb, b. 1 776 Dec. 

12 ; iv. Sarah Lamb, b. 1786 Aug. 19 ; v. Caleb Lamb, b. 1792 

May 4. 
vi. Ebenezer Hodges, who was in Pomfret, Vt., 1790 and 1791. 

See No. 85. 
vii. Edmund Hodges, private, March 1781, Capt. John Throop's 

Co. See No. 85. 
viii. Eliphalet Hodges, private, Oct. 1780, Lieut. Bartholomew 

Durkee's Co. See No. 85. 
Seth 4 Hodges was a blacksmith by trade. He was evidently of 
a restless, pushing and speculative nature, for he frequently changed 
his residence, and was constantly buying and selling lands, at times 
with a quick and good profit. It was by means of the records of his 
land-transactions that his migrations were traced. He left Norton 
when quite young and went to Taunton, and there married a wife so 
young that he was appointed her guardian. He lived in Taunton 
until the fall of 1749 or spring of 1750, and there has been found 
no record of any children born to him during this period. He then 
went to Woodstock, Conn., jurisdiction over which town was disputed 
by Massachusetts and Connecticut. He evidently took an active part 
in the contest, for the records show that the Woodstock constable 
ordered a number of citizens to assist him in releasing the prisoner, 
Seth Hodges, from the hands of the Massachusetts Sheriff. Seth 
Hodges was on the winning side, and Woodstock became a part of 
Connecticut. Seth can be traced as a resident of this town until the 
spring of 1755, when his first known child was born. After this date, 
for a number of years, his residence has not been determined. From 
1760 to 1770, Woodstock was losing many of its citizens who settled 
towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, and from his 
nature, one may suppose that Seth would be among the first to go. 
In April 1773, at the first town-meeting held in Pomfret, Vt., Seth 



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Hodges was elected a collector, and chosen on the committee to "look 
out a Burying Yard." In 1776 he was moderator of the annual town 
meeting, a member of the Committee of Safety, and highway sur- 
veyor. In 1777 he served 50 days (at least), from Aug. 16 to Oct. 4, 
probably on the Hudson Eiver, as Captain of a company raised 
partly, or wholly, in Pomfret, in Col. Joseph Marsh's regiment. His 
rank indicates previous military service, but no record of such service 
has yet been found. He may have served in the French and Indian 
War (1756 to 1760) or in the earlier years of the Eevolution. The 
military rolls are very defective. In 1778 Capt. Seth Hodges was 
fence- viewer and brander of horses at Pomfret, and in 1779 surveyor 
of highways. He then went to Ashford, Conn., it is said. In 1780 
he returned to Pomfret, reaching the town on Oct. 15, the day follow- 
ing the burning of Eoyalton. That night he and his family slept in 
a wolf-pit, through fear of the Indians. From that time until his 
death, he seems to have made Pomfret his home, although in land- 
transfers dated 1785 he is called "of Pomfret, Conn.," and in others 
dated 1786, 1787, 1789 and 1795, "of Douglas, Mass," his transac- 
tions extending to Douglas and Sutton, Mass. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, second wife of Seth Hodges, is remem- 
bered by a descendant as a very small, bright, active woman who 
lived to be 100 years old. Her parentage and the dates of her birth, 
marriages and death have not been obtained. 

41— GEORGE 4 HODGES [7. Wm s John 2 Wm r ~\ b. 1711 or 1712, 
Taunton or Norton, Mass. ; d. 1786 ; m. 1737 July 27, Taunton, 
SUSANNAH COBB, dan. of Morgan & Susannah (Willis) Cobb of 
Taunton. 

6 children : — 

i. George 5 Hodges, b. 1739 June 26, Norton. 

103. ii. Silas 5 Hodges, 1741/2 Feb. 11, Norton. 

iii. Susannah 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1744 or 1745, Norton; m. 
John Eichardson of Woodstock, Conn. Had: — John 6 
Richardson who m. Anna* (Hodges) Smith. See No. 103, i. 

104. iv. Elkanah 5 Hodges, b. 1747 May 19, Norton. 

105. v. Daniel 5 Hodges, b. 1754 April 17, Norton. 

106. vi. Leonard 5 Hodges, b. 1759 March 25, Woodstock, Conn. 
George 4 Hodges was a man of more than ordinary mind and 

influence. His house in Norton was burned on Feb. 7, 1738/9, six 
months after his marriage — the first destruction of a house by fire 
in Norton of which there is any record. It was probably then that 
he moved into his father's house at the easterly end of the Norton 
Common Burying Ground, where he lived a number of years. The 
land and house were sold, by his father in January 1754 to Eev. 
Joseph Palmer. In 1749 and 1750 George Hodges kept a public 
house. In 1753 he bought one of the 29 pews in the new meeting 
house. In April 1754 he bought of his cousin, Seth 4 Hodges, 60 
acres of land, with a dwelling house and other buildings, in Wood- 
stock, Conn., and at some date later than Aug. 11, 1754 (when his son 
Daniel was baptized at Norton) he took his family to Woodstock, 



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His wife, Susannah, was buried in the old graveyard at South Warren, 
Mass., according to the statement of his granddaughter, Mrs. Seraph 6 
(Hodges) Ammidown, who thought that George was also buried 
there. Their son Daniel resided in Warren. 

George 5 Hodges served in the French and Indian War, from 
March 27 to Dec. 1, 1760, in Capt. Daniel McFarland's company, 
Col. Willard's regiment. Nothing further has been found concerning 
him. 

42— ABIGAIL 4 HODGES [7. Wm s John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1713 May 4, Norton, 
Mass.; m. (1) 1731/2 Feb.—, Taunton, Mass., JAMES COOK of 
Kingston, Mass.; son of Caleb & Jane Cook of Kingston, b. 1700 
Aug. 19; d. 1757. She m. (2) 1759 Nov. 25, Taunton, DANIEL 
KING of Dighton, Mass., son of Daniel & Elizabeth King of Reho- 
both, Mass. 

9 children, born in Kingston, except possibly the youngest: — 
i. Hannah 5 Cook, b. 1733 July 22 ; d. young, 
ii. Lucy 5 Cook, b. 1736 Aug. 29; d. young, 
iii. Lurana 5 Cook, b. 1738/9 Jan'y 24 ; d. young. 
iv. Elijah 5 Cook, b. 1741 July 24 ; d. 1822 Dec. — , Meduncook 

(now Friendship), Me. ; m. pub. at Meduncook, 1767 Oct. 5, Ruby 

Adams, dau. of Richard & Mary (Carver) Adams of Kingston 

and then Meduncook. 
v. Lusanna 5 Cook, b. 1742 ; m. (1) pub. at Dighton, 1759 Dec. 29, 

Jonathan Whitmaksh of Dighton, son of Jonathan & Rebecca 

Whitmarsh of Dighton ; m. (2) pub. at Dighton, 1762 Nov. 14, 

Sylvester Richmond 3rd of Dighton, son of William & Anna 

(Gray) Richmond of Dighton. 
vi. Maria 5 Cook, b. 1744; m. pub. at Dighton, 1763 April 23, Elijah 

King of Dighton, son of Daniel & Mercy (Hathaway) King of 

Dighton. This Daniel King m. (2) Maria Cook's mother as 

above. 
vii. Bethiah 5 Cook, b. about 1747 ; m. pub. at Dighton, 1768 Jan'y 

16, Thomas Serjant Baker of Dighton, later of New Salem, 

Mass. 
viii. James 5 Cook, b. 1751 ; d. 1798 Oct. 15, Meduncook ; m. 1782 

Jan'y 1, Meduncook, Else Bradford, dau. of Cornelius & 

Patience (Davis) Bradford of Kingston and then Meduncook. 
ix. Zenas 5 Cook, drowned 1790 Oct. — , Meduncook; m. Hannah 

Bradford, dau. of Carpenter & Mary (Street) Bradford of 

Meduncook. 
Abigail 4 Hodges lived only a short time, if at all, in Meduncook. 
Her first husband, James Cook, sold his homestead in Kingston in 
1749. He went to Meduncook, Maine, but evidently did not take 
his family there at first, as the eighth child was born in Kingston, 
according to the statement of a descendant, Mrs. Elsie C. 7 Jameson 
of Friendship. Abigail, when appointed administratrix of her hus- 
band's estate in 1757, is called "of Dighton," and he "of Medun- 
cook," but in all subsequent records relating to the estate, both he 



104 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

and she are described as "of Dighton." Abigail and her children 
probably lived in Kingston until 1751, or a few years later, and then 
in Dighton. James Cook probably spent only a part of his time in 
Meduncook, being the rest of the time with his family. All the 
sons, later, went to Meduncook. All the daughters remained in 
Massachusetts. 

Elijah 5 Cook served in the French & Indian War, from April 30 
to Dec. 12, 1759, as private under Capt. Nathan Hodges, in the cam- 
paign which freed the vicinity of Lake Champlain from the French 
and Indians. 

43— JOB 4 HODGES [7. Wm z John? Wm 1 ] b. 1721, Taunton, Mass.; 
d. 1808 Aug. 5, Mansfield, Mass.; m. RUTH ANDREWS, dau. of 
Samuel & Elizabeth (Emerson) Andrews of Dighton, Mass., b. 1723 
or 1724 ; d. 1808 June 23, Mansfield, aged 84. 

8 children, born in Norton, Mass., prob. in the following order : — 

107. i. Job 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1747 or 1748. 

108. ii. Elona 5 Hodges, b. 1750 April 7. 

109. iii. Zephaxiah 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1752 or 1753. 

110. iv. William 5 Hodges, b. 1755. 

v. Eachel 5 Hodges, b. 1757 ; d. 1826 Oct. 31, Mansfield, Mass., 
aged 69 ; unm. 

111. vi. Elisha 5 Hodges, b. 1760. 

112. vii. Eunice 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1762. 

113. viii. Emerson 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1764. 

Job 4 Hodges settled in the northern precinct of Norton which 
afterwards became Mansfield. In 1757 he was clerk of the 2nd 
company of Norton militia, in 1 762 Ensign of the same company, 
and in 1771 became Captain of the West Company of Mansfield. 
He was selectman of Mansfield two years, was elected on the com- 
mittee chosen in 1765 to take charge of building the meeting house, 
and in 1771 was on the committee appointed to keep the river open 
for the free passage of the fish. 

44 — ELIJAH 4 HODGES [7. Wm z John* Wm}~\ b. 1724 or 1725, 
Taunton, Mass.;d. 1809 July 28, Mansfield, Mass., aged 85; m. ELIZ- 
ABETH REED, dau. of Thomas & Sarah (Tisdale) Reed of Dighton, 
Mass., who d. 1803 Dec. 6, Mansfield. 

Children : — 

114. Abigail 5 Hodges, b. 1746 Oct. 4, Norton, Mass. 

115. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1748, Norton. 

116. Elijah 5 Hodges, b. 1751 Apr. 5, Norton. 

117. Zebulon 5 Hodges, b. 1755 or 1756, Norton. 

118. John 5 Hodges, b. 1765 Feb. 27, Norton. 

Elizabeth 5 Hodges, b. 1766 or 1767 ; d. 1787 April 29, Mans- 
field, aged 20; unm. 
Elijah 4 Hodges lived in the North Precinct of Norton, which 
became Mansfield in 1770. During the French and Indian War 
he served as a soldier. He was among those detailed from the 3rd 
Bristol County regiment, on Aug. 11, 1757, with orders to march and 



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report to Lieut. -Gen. Sir William Pepperell. It is also recorded that 
he served in the Crown Point Expedition, from May 12, 1759, to 
Jan'y 2, 1760, as Second Lieutenant under Capt. Nathan 4 Hodges. 
His rank is evidence of other service, of which the record has not 
been found. On April 19, 1775, at news of the battle of Lexington, 
he volunteered as a private, although previously an officer, and served 
5 days in the' 7th (Mansfield) company of Col. John Daggett's regi- 
ment. In 1767 he was elected on the committee chosen to apportion 
the school funds among the school districts ; and in 1786 he was 
elected treasurer of the Parish. 

45 — ABIJAH 4 HODGES [7. Wm s John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1728, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1807 Dec. 10, Taunton, aged 79 ; m. 1754 June 20, Taun- 
ton, JERUSHA LEONARD, dau. of James & Lydia (Gulliver) 
(Gulliver) Leonard, b. 1734 April 24, Taunton; d. 1810 Feb. 3, prob. 
at Taunton. 

10 children born at Taunton : — 

119. i. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1756 Nov. 6. 

120. ii. Abijah 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1758, possibly 1755. 

121. iii. Jekusha 5 Hodges, b. 1761 Feb. 18. 

122. iv. Samuel 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1763, possibly 1758. 

123. v. James 5 Hodges, b. 1765 Dec. 3. 

124. vi. Anna 5 Hodges, b. 1768. 

vii. A child unnamed who d. 1770 Jan'y 29, Taunton, 
viii. A child unnamed who d. 1772 March 15, Taunton. 

125. ix. William 5 Hodges, b. 1773 July 31. 

x. Lydia 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1776 ; m. 1798 Nov. 17, 
Amasa Mason of Providence, R. I. No children. 
Abijah 4 Hodges lived in Taunton on the homestead of his father 
at the east corner of Tremont and Granite streets. His name occurs 
April 6, 1757, in the list of the 2nd Taunton train-band, and probably 
he served in the French and Indian War, although no record of such 
service has been found. In 1771 he was First Lieutenant of the 
same company, and in 1774 Adjutant-Major of the 3rd Bristol 
County regiment. 

46 — MARY 4 HODGES [7. Wm s John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1731 or 1732, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; cl. 1796 Sept. 14, Pomfret, Conn., of dropsy, aged 64 ; m. 
(1) 1753 July 5, Taunton, WILLIAM CHANDLER of Woodstock, 
Conn., son of William & Jemima (Bradbury) Chandler, b. 1728 
March 10, Woodstock ; d. 1756 Feb. 3, Woodstock. She m. (2) 1757 
Sept. 29, PETER CHANDLER of Pomfret, Conn., son of Joseph & 
Susannah (Perrin) Chandler, b. 1733 June 23, Pomfret; d. 1816 
Oct. 25, Pomfret. 

13 children : — 

i. William 5 Chandler, b. 1754 June 9, Woodstock ; d. 1844 April 

21, Hanover, N. H. ; m. (1) 1777, Pomfret, Mary Grosvenor, 

dau. of Amos & Mary (Hutchins) Grosvenor of Pomfret ; m. (2) 

1780 Feb. 17, Patty Hill of Providence, E. L; rn. (3) 1788 



106 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

May 8, Hanover, N. H., Eunice Tenny, dau. of John & Olive 
(Armstrong) Tenny of Hanover, 
ii. Henry 5 Chandler, b. 1756 June 17, Woodstock ; d. 1813 June 5, 
Hanover, N. H.; m. 1781 April 10, Pomfret, Conn., Martha 
Brown. 
iii. Lemuel 5 Chandler, b. 1758 May 25, Pomfret ; d. 1789 Dec. 4, 
Keene, 1ST. H. ; m. 1781 Feb. 8, Pomfret, Alice Thurber, dau. 
of Benjamin & Phebe (Dyer) Thurber of Pomfret and Provi- 
dence, R. I. 
iv. Mary 5 Chandler, b. 1760 Aug. 15, Pomfret ; d. 1834 Feb. 10, 
Woodstock, Conn. ; m. 1788 Dec. 22, Pomfret, William Bowen 
of Woodstock, son of Matthew & Mary (prob. Dana) Bowen of 
Woodstock. 
v. Lucy 5 Chandler, b. 1762 March 23, Pomfret ; d. 1816 July 9, 
St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; m. 1780, Dr. Joseph Lord, son of Joseph 
Lord of Preston, Conn. 
vi. Matilda 5 Chandler, b. 1764 March 15, Pomfret ; d. 1843 Nov. 
24, Keene, N. H. ; m. 1787 Sept. 12, Pomfret, Dr. Thomas Ed- 

wards of Keene, son of Thomas & (McKey) Edwards. 

vii. John 5 Chandler, b. 1766 Feb. 17, Pomfret ; d. 1766 March 27, 

Pomfret. 
viii. Clarina 5 Chandler, b. 1767 April 8, Pomfret ; d. 1801 Nov. 
29, Marietta, Ohio; m. 1792 Feb. 26, Pomfret, Col. Israel 
Putnam of Marietta, son of Israel & Sarah Putnam of Conn, 
ix. John Wilkes 5 Chandler, b. 1769 July 4, Pomfret ; d. 1808 
Jan'y 22, Pomfret ; m. 1792 Nov. 20, Mary Stedman, dau. of . 
Capt. James & Hannah (Griffin) Stedman of Hampton, Conn. 
His 8th child was Dr. George* Chandler, b. 1806 April 28, Pom- 
fret; d. 1893 May 17, Worcester, Mass.; m. (1) 1842 May 4, 
Salem, Josephine Rose ; m. (2) 1874 April 8, Worcester, Mary 
Eliza (Douglas) Wheeler. 
x. Susannah 5 Chandler, b. 1771 July 12, Pomfret ; m. 1794 Oct. 6, 
Pomfret, Judge John Winthrop Chandler of Peacham, Vt., 
son of John & Mary (Chandler) Chandler of Newtown, Conn, 
xi. Charles Clapp 5 Chandler, b. 1774 Jan'y 8, Pomfret ; d. 1833 
May 2, Pomfret ; m. 1797 Sept. 24, Lydia Gray, dau. of Thomas 
& Abigail (Wales) Gray of Windham, Conn, 
xii Abigail Hodges 5 Chandler, b. 1774 Jan'y 8, Pomfret ; d. 1775 

Jan'y 15, Pomfret. 
xiii. Nathan 5 Chandler, b. 1776 Sept. 22, Pomfret; d. 1833 March 
31, Pomfret; m. 1802 Jan'y 10, Elizabeth Arnold, dau. of 
Moses & Sarah (Greene) Arnold of Woodstock, Conn. 
Mary 4 Hodges was a noted beauty, and said by some of her de- 
scendants to have been the handsomest New England woman of her 
day. She was of medium height, slender and straight, with a fair 
complexion, brilliant red cheeks and dark hazel or black eyes. Her 
waist was so small that it was the envy of all the other girls. Bright 
and lively, as a young woman she was evidently of a coquettish disposi- 
tion; but as a married woman she seems to have settled down, and 
became a steady member of the Woodstock and, later, the Pomfret 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 107 

church. A portrait of Mary, surrounded by her three oldest daughters, 
was painted by the artist-brother of her first husband. 

William Chandler, first husband of Mary, was a skilled joiner, 
whose artistic work was long preserved among the family heirlooms. 
He was an intimate friend of George 4 Hodges, who invited him to 
accompany him on a visit to the Hodges family in Taunton. William 
went, met Mary and married her before he returned to Woodstock. 

Peter Chandler, second husband of Mary, was a prominent 
citizen of Pomfret. He kept a tavern for a short time, and then a 
store, and during the last part of his life, having accumulated much 
property, lived on the Dennison farm. He was a man of great 
industry and business ability and held various town and church offices. 
His religious sentiments were "liberal" and his brethren in the church 
tried to restrain his wanderings. 

William 5 Chandler was for a time a merchant in Keene, 1ST. H. 
He then moved to Hanover, N. H., of which place he was a pioneer. 
He was a man of strong religious feelings and great mental power. 
In 1779 he founded at Hanover a Moravian Community, which was 
to have some things in common. His house was the center of opera- 
tions. This community broke up after a year's experience. 

Henry 5 Chandler was a tailor. He plied his trade at Pomfret, 
and had for his sign a cabbage, painted life-size. Later he moved to 
Hanover where he had a farm near his brother William. He joined 
the Moravian Community, but coming to the conclusion that the lazier 
members were receiving undue benefits at the expense of the workers, 
he left the society, and so many followed his example that the com- 
munity was dissolved. 

Lemuel 5 Chandler served in the Revolution. He was private in 
the 1st Co. 11th Conn. Reg't., which was called out in August, 1776, 
(when the British landed on Long Island and defeated the Americans 
there) and served in the vicinity of New York City during the opera- 
tions in September and October. After the war he was in business 
with his father-in-law in Pomfret, Conn., and Providence, P. I. 
Later he went to Keene, N. H, where he was in trade with his half- 
brother William, and then kept the Chandler House. 

John Wilkes 5 Chandler was a successful farmer. The first year 
of his married life he kept a tavern in Pomfret ; then he bought of 
his father the Chandler Homestead of 114 acres in Pomfret. He was 
a school-committeeman in 1799 and 1807, and a selectman 1804-5. 
He was commissioned Major of the 5th Conn. Cavalry Reg't. on May 
19, 1805. 

Dr. George 6 Chandler was noted as physician, genealogist, citi- 
zen and friend. He was graduated at Union College in 1829, received 
his medical degree from Yale College in 1831, and immediately began 
practice in Worcester, Mass. From 1833 to 1842 he was Assistant 
Physician of the State Lunatic Hospital in Worcester. In 1842 he 
was appointed Superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum in Con- 
cord, N. H., the building having been erected on a plan submitted by 
himself. In 1846 he returned to Worcester and was given the super- 
intendency of the Lunatic Hospital there. He remained in charge 



108 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ten years and then resigned, having devoted 25 years to the care of 
the insane, and having gained the highest reputation. He retired 
from practice and spent the remainder of his life in historical and 
literary pursuits and travel. In 1862 he responded to the call for 
volunteer surgeons and went to Fortress Munroe, where he did good 
service. He compiled the large and excellent Chandler Genealogy. 
This was in the binder's hands, when the Great Boston Fire of 1872 
destroyed the edition with the exception of a few copies. In Feb. 
1882 he began, and in March 1883 completed, the second edition of 
the Chandler Genealogy. This work cost him, all told, from $18,000 
to $20,000. He gave most liberal and courteous help in the prepara- 
tion of this present genealogy, and took proper pride in his Hodges 
ancestry. 

47— NATHAN 4 HODGES [8. Nathan* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1729 Sept. 7, 
Norton, Mass. ; m. 1751 Nov. 7, Norton, HANNAH 5 MOREY, dau. of 
George & Elizabeth 4 (Hodges) Morey [see No. 20], b. 1735 May 13, 
Norton. 

7 children born in Norton : — 
126. i. Nathan 5 Hodges, b. 1753 Feb. 9. 

ii. Lemuel 5 Hodges, b. 1755 June 19; prob. d. without issue 
before Aug. 1789. 

iii. Lucy 5 Hodges, b. 1757 Oct. 29 ; living unm. as late as July 
2, 1799 in Lyman, N. H. 

iv. Lanson 5 Hodges, b. 1760 Dec. 4; lost at sea before Aug. 
1789. 

v. Lyman 5 Hodges, b. 1764 May 1. 

vi. Sanders 5 Hodges, b. 1767 Oct. 5 ; d. prob. 1804, Lyman, 
N. H. ; m. Joanna. 

vii. Schuyler 5 Hodges, b. 1772 Jan'y 16; prob. d. young. 
Capt. Nathan 4 Hodges served in the French and Indian War, 
the Muster Bolls at the State House, Boston, showing that he was 
out 42 weeks in 1756, during the "Crown Point Expedition," as 
Lieutenant of Capt. David White's company; and also that, as 
Captain, he served 34 weeks in the successful " Crown Point Expe- 
dition" of 1759. Doubtless he saw other service. The archives 
show that he was engaged in raising and mustering troops during the 
early years of the Kevolution, but no record of active military ser- 
vice is known. He was prominent in the civil affairs of Norton. In 
1758 he was on the school-committee of the South Precinct of 
Norton ; in 1775 he was representative ; in 1776 he was on the com- 
mittee chosen to report on the adoption of a State Constitution; and 
in January, 1778, he was elected on the town committee to report on 
the Articles of Confederation adopted by the Continental Congress. 
In 1778 he moved with his family to Lyman, N. H., where he at 
once became prominent, and for many years was a leading citizen. 
In 1779 the inhabitants of Lyman petitioned the State legislature for 
abatement of taxes from 1776 to 1779, and requested that Capt. 
Nathan Hodges be appointed to call a town meeting. This same year 
he was a selectman of Lyman, and was elected by the State 'Legisla- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 109 

ture a Justice of the Peace for Grafton comity. On April 6, 1781, 
lie took his seat in the Vermont Assembly as representative of 
Lyman, which town (with others) had voted to unite with Vermont. 
On April 17, 1781, he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Orange 
county, Vt. ; and on Oct. 15, 1781, the Vermont Council appointed 
him on the State Committee of the Betterment Acts. The town of 
Lyman did not remain in Vermont. On Jan'y 19, 1786, the town 
elected Nathan Hodges its "agent to send to Court" and paid him 
12 pounds, 19 shillings and 9 pence " in wheat at six shillings per 
bushel." He was chosen moderator of town meetings and elected to 
important town offices for many years. The last entry of his name 
on the Lyman town records is under date of Aug. 29, 1799, when he 
was chosen moderator. His name is not on the tax list of 1800, 
nor on any subsequent tax list. But in the Begistry of Deeds at 
Woodville (the county seat of the Judicial District in which Lyman 
is situated), there are recorded two deeds : — one, dated June 3, 1803, 
and acknowledged Oct. 8, 1803, of land in Lyman sold by "Nathan 
Hodges Esq., of Lyman ; " the other, dated and acknowleged Sept. 24, 
1803, of land in Lyman sold by " Nathan Hodges of Lyman, gentle- 
man." Probably Nathan Hodges moved from Lyman in 1799, and 
in the deeds of 1803 called himself "of Lyman" simply for business 
convenience. Whither he went, has not been ascertained. 

No will of any member of his family is to be found at Woodville, 
and no deed of later date than 1804; and in 1805 the name of 
Hodges had disappeared from the Lyman tax lists. Descendants of 
Capt. Nathan's oldest child have been found, and this line has been 
traced out ; but the other children have vanished. Lemuel, Lucy, 
Lanson and Schuyler probably died unmarried or, at least, leaving no 
family ; Sanders probably married and died at Lyman. These prob- 
abilities, deduced mainly from Lyman town records and deeds, are 
discussed more fully below. Whether Sanders had any .children, and 
what became of Lyman, are questions concerning which these records 
and deeds are silent. 

Lemuel 5 Hodges served 8 days in Capt. Silas Cobb's company 
which marched from Norton, April 19, 1775, on news of the battle of 
Lexington. In August to November, 1777, he served nearly 4 
months in Capt. Joseph Fuller's company, Col. Samuel Bullard's reg- 
iment, " at the Northward," and was in the campaign in Vermont 
and New York which resulted in Burgoyne's surrender. In 1779 he 
was living in Lyman, N. H., where he bought a farm. It is sup- 
posed that he died unmarried at Lyman, since his father, "as heir to 
Lemuel Hodges deceased," executed a deed at Lyman on Aug. 8, 1789. 

Lucy 5 Hodges evidently went to Lyman with her father. Her 
name occurs as witness to several deeds of real estate there, the 
latest found being dated July 2, 1799. She was then nearly 42 years 
old and unmarried. The chances of her having married after this 
age are small. 

Lanson 5 Hodges (as his name is spelled invariably in all records) 
served 8 months in 1775 at the siege of Boston in the Norton com- 
pany commanded by Capt. Silas Cobb. He was then not quite 15 



110 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

years old. He became a seaman. On Feb. 8, 1786, Lanson Hodges 
of Lyman, N. H., mariner, bought land in Lyman of his father. On 
Oct. 22, 1787, the town of Lyman voted to lay out a road " between 
Lemuel Parker and Lanson Hodges." On Aug. 8, 1789, Nathan 4 
Hodges, "as heir to Lanson Hodges deceased," executed a deed at 
Lyman. Lanson was lost at sea, as stated by a descendant of his 
oldest brother, probably, as inferrred from the above, between the 
summer of 1787 and the summer of 1789. 

Lyman 5 Hodges. His name occurs frequently in Lyman land 
deeds, from 1789 to 1800 inclusive, as " of Lyman." It appears 
also in the Lyman tax lists of 1802, 1803 and 1804. Nothing further 
has been found of him. 

Sanders 5 Hodges. His name appears on the records gener- 
ally as Sanders, occasionally as Saunders, never as Lysander. From 
1789 to 1804 Feb. 3, deeds of land in Lyman bought and sold by 
him were frequent. One of these, dated Oct. 25, 1799, is signed by 
Sanders Hodges and Joanna, Hodges (evidently wife of Sanders), 
whose name has not been found elsewhere. Sanders Hodges was a 
prominent citizen of Lyman, and was frequently described as " gen- 
tleman." He was elected selectman of Lyman in 1791, 1796, 1797, 
1801 and 1803 ; hogreeve in 1791, 1796, 1797, 1800 and 1801 ; high- 
way surveyor in 1792 ; constable and collector in 1794, 1795, 1796, 
1801 and 1802 ; moderator in 1797 ; and grand juror in 1801. His 
name is in the tax lists of 1800, 1801, 1802 and 1803. He died prob- 
ably at Lyman between Feb. 3 and March 13, 1804, as inferred from 
the following facts : — (1) elected in 1803 as one of the three select- 
men of Lyman, his name is not signed with the other two in 1804; 
(2) he acknowledged a deed on Feb. 3, 1804 ; (3) on March 13, 1804, 
the town of Lyman voted "that the bondsmen to Sanders Hodges 
shall be empowered to collect the taxes that is the Eeariges [in 
arrears] of said Hodges tax bill [as collector] which he has not col- 
lected, upon thire one [their own] Cost." 

Schuyler 5 Hodges probably died young. No record about him 
has been found in any town in Bristol county, Mass., or in Lyman, 
except that of his birth in Norton. 

48 — HANNAH 4 HODGES [8. Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1730 Dec. 16, 
Norton, Mass.; m. 1761 Dec. 3, Norton, RICHARD GUILD of Wren- 
tham, Mass., son of Josiah & Deborah Guild, b. 1726 Oct. 14, 
Wrentham ; d. 1802 May 26, Wrentham. 

Children : — 
i. Eichard 5 Guild, b. 1762 Oct. 17, Wrentham ; d. 1819 Oct. 20, 

Chester, Vt. ; m. Zillah Turner, dau. of Samuel & Suth 

(Smith) Turner of Medfield, Mass. 
ii. Lucinda 5 Guild, b. 1765 Oct. 8, Wrentham; m. 1790 May 26, 

Wrentham, Samuel Turner, son of Samuel & Ruth (Smith) 

Turner of Medfield, Mass. 
iii. Lanson 5 Guild, b. 1769 July 4, Wrentham; d. 1844 Oct. 19, 

Chester, Vt.; m. 1799 Feb. 7, Wrentham, Keturah Turner, 

dau. of Samuel & Euth (Smith) Turner of Medfield, Mass. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. Ill 

Eichard 5 Guild is supposed to be the Kichard Guild who served 
as private in the company of Capt. Samuel Fisher in Rhode Island in 
each of the years 1779, 1780 and 1781. 

49— ELIZABETH 4 HODGES [8. Nathan 3 John 2 Wm v \ b. 1733 May 
10, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1814 Sept. 24 or Oct. 1, Attleboro, Mass. ; m. 
1756 April 20, Norton, MOSES WILMARTH of Attleboro, son of 
Jonathan & Beulah (Hemenway) Wilmarth, b. 1732 April 21, Attle- 
boro; d. 1799 Nov. 16, Attleboro. 

6 children born in Attleboro. 

i. Elizabeth 5 Wilmarth, b. 1757 or 1758 Feb. 11; m. Pond. 

ii. Lydia 5 Wilmarth, b. 1760 May 16 ; d. 1816 Feb. 21, Attleboro ; 
m. 1787 Nov. 13, Attleboro, Luther Richards of Attleboro, son 
of Edward & Mary (Fisher) Richards of Attleboro. 
iii. Jonathan 5 Wilmarth, b. 1761 Nov. 16; d. 1839 Oct. 26, Attle- 
boro ; m. pub. 1785 Nov. 4, Sarah Sheldon of Rehoboth. 
iv. Lurana 5 Wilmarth, b. 1764 Sept. 27 ; m. 1790 April 13, Attle- 
boro, Stephen Wilmarth of Attleboro, son of John & Phebe 
(Briggs) Wilmarth of Attleboro. 
v. Tryphena 5 Wilmarth, b. 1767 Jan'y 14. 
vi. Roxa 5 Wilmarth, b. 1771 April 1. 

Capt. Moses Wilmarth was a prominent citizen of Attleboro. 
He was on the roll dated April 8, 1757, of the second military com- 
pany of Attleboro, and doubtless saw service in the French and 
Indian War. Otherwise it is improbable that he would have been 
First Lieutenant of this company in 1771 (or earlier), and Captain 
when the Revolutionary War broke out. On April 19, 1775, he com- 
manded a company of Minute Men from Attleboro, and again when 
the news arrived of the battle of Bunker Hill. In 1778 he served as 
Captain from Jan'y 1 to April 1, in Gen. Spencer's campaign in Rhode 
Island, and also in August and September in the same State, in Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regiment. In July and August, 1780, he was a 
Captain of Col. Isaac Dean's regiment, serving in Rhode Island. This 
record doubtless covers only a part of his service. 

Jonathan 5 Wilmarth served in April and May, 1777, in Rhode 
Island under Capt. Stephen Richardson, and perhaps in May, June 
and July of the same year in the same State under Capt. Israel Trow. 
From January to April, 1778, he was in Rhode Island as private in 
his father's company, and in June and July, following, as private in 
Capt. Samuel Robinson's Company. In 1780, Jonathan 5 Wilmarth of 
Attleboro, private, age 18 years, height, 5 feet and 9 inches, complex- 
ion ruddy, marched from Attleboro as volunteer for six months' 
service in the Continental Army. He reached Springfield, Mass., on 
July 9th, and on the 11th marched for New York State where he 
served along the Hudson and elsewhere. A muster roll, dated at 
Camp Totoway in New Jersey, shows that he was in the Colonel's 
company of the 14th Continental Regiment, Col. Gamaliel Bradford 
commanding. 



112 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

50 — JAMES 4 HODGES [8. Nathan 3 John 2 Wm v ] b. 1737 April 22, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1818, doubtless at Norton ; m. 1766 Dec. 2, Norton, 
MARY BRICGS, dau. of Nehemiah & Mary (Bettice) Briggs, Norton. 

11 children born in Norton : — 

127. i. James 5 Hodges, b. 1767 Aug. 23. 

128. ii. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1769 March 4. 

iii. Philena 5 Hodges, b. 1771 April 2 ; d. 1776 Jan'y 30, Norton. 

129. iv. Elisha 5 Hodges, b. 1773 March 7. 

v. Laban 5 Hodges, b. 1775 March 27 ; d. 1800, Norton ; unm. 

130. vi. G-alen 5 Hodges, b. 1775 March 27. 

131. vii. Anna 5 Hodges, b. 1777 April 22. 

viii. Asa 5 Hodges, b. 1779 Dec. 2 ; d. 1850 Sept. 6, Norton; unm. 
ix. Lucinda 5 Hodges, b. 1782 March 6 ; d. 1870 Jan'y 17, 
Norton; unm. 

132. x. Adoniram 5 Hodges, b. 1784 March 12. 

133. xi. Betsey 5 Hodges, b. 1787 Jan'y 6. 

Lieut. James 4 Hodges lived in the south part of Norton, near 
the Kaymond Cotton Factory. He was rigidly honest, a strict 
church member and inflexible and uncompromising in whatever 
he thought just and right. He had certain eccentricities of manner, 
among them a strong opposition to "innovations" in the matter of 
clothes. His dress was always of the style of the Continental times, 
and when he could not get it made to suit him, he fashioned it after 
his own ideas. He was much respected despite his peculiarities. 
In 1776 he was elected on the Committee of Correspondence and 
Inspection, warden in 1782, and school trustee in 1787 and 1788. 
He saw considerable military service, more than what is here given 
on the authority of the State Archives. In 1758 he served as pri- 
vate in Capt. Philip Walker's Co., Col. Thomas Doty's Beg't, 
" raised for the reduction of Canada. " The service of the company 
seems to have been from March to November, in the expedition under 
Gen.. Amherst, which seized Prince Edward's Island and Cape 
Breton, besieging and capturing Louisburg, which had been given 
back to the French after its capture in 1745. During the Kevolu- 
tion, in which he took part, he always kept his musket ready near 
his bed, that he might not be delayed in starting out, in case an 
" alarm " came by night. His wife often told her grandchildren of 
those days, when frequently she was obliged to harvest the crops 
during the many absences on military duty of her husband. In 
January 1776, being a Lieutenant, he was one of the officers who 
joined Col. J. Ward's regiment in the American army besieging Bos- 
ton. He remained at Boston in the army until the end of the year. 
In December he returned home; and it was characteristic of him 
that, although an officer, when the " Tiverton Alarm" came, he vol- 
unteered as private and served in Bhode Island under Capt. Isaac 
Hodges in December 1776 and January 1777. 

Laban 5 Hodges bore so strong a resemblance to his twin brother, 
from whom he never differed more than a few pounds in weight, 
that even the father could not tell them apart. The two boys often 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 113 

answered to the other's name, took one another's place, and played 
many a mild trick on other people. 

51— ABIEL 4 HODGES [8. Nathan? John?' Wm Y ] b. 1739, Norton, 
Mass. ; m. (1) 1766 Sept. 9, Taunton, EXPERIENCE WILLIAMS, dan. 
of Simeon & Zipporah (Crane) Williams, b. 1746 Dec. 16, Easton, 
Mass.; d. prob. about 1773, 'Norton. He m. (2) pub. at Norton, 1775 
Nov. 18, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS of Norton. He m. (3) THANKFULL. 

Children (3 known by 1st wife) : — 
Abiel 5 Hodges, b. prob. in Norton; living 1791 and 1799 in 

Petersham, Mass., and 1805 in Dana, Mass. 
Experience 5 Hodges, b. prob. in Norton. She prob. was the 
Experience Hodges of Norton, m. pub. at Norton, 1 78S April 
12, George Porter of Eehoboth. She possibly was the Peddy 
Hodges of Mansfield, who married 1794 April 17, Mansfield, 
Savary Dean of Taunton. But see No. 177. 
Waitstill 5 Hodges, b. prob. in Norton. 

The following possibly was Abiel's child by 2nd wife : — 
Abigail Hodges of Norton, m. pub. at Norton, 1793 April 13, 
Nathaniel 6 Wood Jr. of Norton [Norton town records'], son of 
Nathaniel 5 & Abigail (Carver) Wood of Norton [No. 32, ii]. 
They moved to New York State. 
Abiel 4 Hodges served as private in Capt. Silas Cobb's company of 
Minute Men (who marched to Boston at news of the battle of Lex- 
ington) from April 19 to 29, 1775. He lived in Norton until 1777 
when he bought land in Petersham, Mass., and settled there. In 
February 1793 he was still living in Petersham and had married his 
wife Thankfull. In 1805 he and his wife Thankfull were living in 
Dana, Mass. 

52 — JOSIAH 4 HODGES [8. Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1741, Norton, 
Mass. ; d. 1825 Sept. 14, aged 84 ; m. 1765 Oct. 24, Norton, WEALTHY 5 
HODGES, dau. of Jonathan 4 & Abigail (Sanford) Hodges, [See No. 
71] b. 1749 July 3, Norton ; d. 1835 July 12, Norton. 
4 children born in Norton : — 

134. i. Wealthy 5 Hodges, b. 1766 Oct. 14. 

ii. Linda 5 Hodges, b. 1771 July 26 ; d. 1797 Jan'y 31, Norton ; 
unm. 

135. iii. Josiah 5 Hodges, b. 1774 April 25. 

136. iv. Stephen 5 Hodges, b. 1781 April 13. 

Josiah 4 Hodges lived in Norton a little to the West of his brother 
James. He was a private soldier of the Kevolution, serving at three 
periods at least: — for 7 days in Capt. Silas Cobb's company at the 
Lexington Alarm of April 19, 1775 ; for 25 days in Rhode Island 
under Capt. Isaac Hodges at the Tiverton Alarm of Dec. 11, 1776; 
and for 9 days in Rhode Island under Capt. Israel Trow at the Tiver- 
ton Alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. He was of good social standing, being 
called " Mr." on the records, was an earnest church member, and on 
April 1, 1793, pledged 1 pound, 10 shillings as an "Encouragement" 
to Rev. Pitt Clarke to settle as minister in Norton. 



114 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

53 — THOMAS 4 HODGES [11. Wm 3 Henry 2 Wm l ~\ b. prob. about 
1709, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1737, Taunton ; m. (prob. 1736, Taunton) 
KATHARINE DANFORTH, dau. of Rev. Samuel & Hannah (Allen) 
Danforth of Taunton, b. 1714 May 31, Taunton; m. (2) Elijah Cobb; 
and d. 1770 March 5, Taunton. 

1 child born in Taunton : — 
Susannah 5 Hodges, b. 1737 (or 1738); d. 1825 June 18, Taunton; 
m. (1) 1756 Nov. 7, Taunton, John Smith 3rd; m. (2) 1780 
Nov. 7, Taunton, Benjamin Hood of Taunton. No children. 

54 — WILLIAM 4 HODCES [11. Wm 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 
1711, Taunton, Mass.; m. (1) 1739 June 21, Norton, Mass., LYDIA 
ANDREWS, dau. of John & Hannah (Hall) Andrews, b. 1717 Feb. 7, 
Norton ; d. 1772 July 6, Taunton. He m. (2) 1773 July 29, Taunton, 
RACHEL (COX) HODCES, widow of EPHRAIM 4 HODCES [See No. 
79] of Norton, dau. of William & Mary (Ramsden) Cox, b. 1732 May 
26, Pembroke, Mass. ; d. 1775 Jan'y 6, Taunton. 

Children born in Taunton : — 

137. Lydia 5 Hodges, b. 1740 or 1741. 

138. Hannah 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1743 or 1744. 

139. Thomas 5 Hodges, b. 1747 or 1748. 

Anna 5 Hodges, b. 1751 or 1752 ; m. Henry 5 Hodges, No. 154. 

John 5 Hodges, b. 1754 or 1755; d. 1832 June 6, aged 77; unm. 

Infant daughter, b. 1774 ; d. 1774 Nov. — , Taunton. 
William 4 Hodges, lived a quiet life and very little is known of 
him or found on the records. He was one of the Taunton signers of 
the Solemn League and Covenant of May 1, 1776, which pledged 
the subscribers to refrain from aiding in any manner the naval or 
land forces of the King of Great Britain, but, on the contrary, to 
"defend by Arms the United American Colonies, and every part 
thereof, against every hostile Attempt of the Fleets and Armies in 
the Service of Great Britain." 

John 5 Hodges also signed this Solemn League and Covenant, and 
fought in the Revolutionary Army. He served eight months in 1775, 
at the siege of Boston, as private in Capt. Oliver Soper's company, 
Col. Timothy Walker's regiment. He was eight days in Rhode 
Island, under Capt. Ichabod Leonard, at the Tiverton Alarm of Aug. 
1, 1780. Dying unmarried, his estate was divided among 17 nephews 
and nieces. 

55— SUSANNAH 4 HODCES [11. Wm* Henry 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1713 or 1714, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1796 Nov. 6, Andover, Conn., aged 82 ; m. 1732/3 
March 21, Taunton, JOHN SPRAGUE of Lebanon, Conn., who d. 1777 
Feb. 5, Andover. He was prob. son of Benjamin & Mary (Woodworth) 
Sprague, b. 1709 Sept. 5, Lebanon, Conn. 

Children : — 
Benjamin 5 Sprague, d. 1837 Jan'y 31, Andover, Conn., aged 82 ; m; 

Sibyl Buel, dau. of Dea. Benjamin Buel of Andover. 



THE TA UN TON BRANCH. 115 

Lydia 5 Sprague, d. 1836 Nov. 2, Andover, aged 78 ; unm. 
56— ESTHER 4 HODGES [11. Wm 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 1715, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1774 March 29, Taunton ; m. 1735 May 22, Taun- 
ton, MORGAN COBB of Taunton, son of Morgan & Sarah (Harvey) 
Cobb of Taunton. 

1 child (possibly others who died young) : — 
George 5 Cobb, b. 1747 Oct. 1, Taunton ; d. 1825 Nov. 9, Chesterfield, 
N. H; m. (1) Martha Barker; m. (2) 1809 Oct. 5, Westmore- 
land, N. H., Sally Bingham or Brigham of Westmoreland. 
57 — JEMIMA 4 HODGES [11. Wm s Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 1719 
or 1720, Taunton, Mass.; d. before Dec. 1757; m. 1739 Nov. 27, 
Taunton, DANIEL SHAW of Taunton, prob. the son of Thomas & 
Bethiah (Smith) Shaw of Taunton, b. 1714 July 12. 

Children, doubtless born in Taunton : — 
Jemima 5 Shaw, b. 1742 or 1743 ; d. 1825 June 13, Taunton, aged 
82 ; m. 1765 Oct. 22, Taunton, John Barney of Taunton, son 
of Jonathan & Anna (Deane) Barney of Taunton. 
Anna 5 Shaw, m. (1) 1765 Oct. 8, Taunton, Zephaniah 5 Hodges; 
m. (2) 1795 Feb. 18, Norton, Seth Smith. [See No. 152.] 
Jemima 4 (Hodges) Shaw died before Dec. 28, 1757, the date of 
her father's will, which mentions "children of daughter Jemima 
deceased," without giving their number or names. The destruction 
by fire of so many of the records at Taunton has rendered it impossi- 
ble to tell how many children were born to Jemima, or to give docu- 
mentary proof that the two named above were really hers ; but collat- 
eral evidence seems to justify placing their names here. 
58— WAITSTILL 4 HODGES [11. Wm? Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1723 Dec. 21, 
Taunton, Mass ;' d. 1820 Nov. 21, Taunton ; m. (prob. 1750) SIMEON 
WILLIAMS of Taunton, son of John & Hannah (Robinson) Williams, 
b. 1716/17 Feb. 21, Taunton ; d. 1794 Sept. 10, Taunton. 

8 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Zipporah 5 Williams, b. 1750/1 Feb. 5; d. 1812 Oct. 28 ; m. 1770 
Nov. 13, Taunton, Job King of Baynhain, Mass., son of David 
& Bebecca (Deane) King, 
ii. Lurana 5 Williams, b. 1752 Dec. 30 ; m. 1775 Jan'y 30, Taunton, 

Capt. Joseph 5 Hodges [See No. 159.] 
iii. Nathaniel 5 Williams, b. 1755 March 29; m. 1780 April 20, 

Taunton, Lucilda 5 Hodges [See No. 169.] 
iv. Waitstill 5 Williams, b. 1758 Aug. 10 ; d. 1776 Sept. 16, Taun- 
ton ; unm. 
v. Hannah 5 Williams, b. 1761 Jan'y 22 ; d. 1846 Feb. 24 ; m. 
James Deane of Dighton, Mass., son of James & Elizabeth 
(Jones) Deane. 
vi. Levi 5 Williams, b. 1763 Aug. 25 ; d. 1764 Aug. 5, Taunton, 
vii. Jemima 5 Williams, b. 1765 June 30 ; d. 1793 Dec. 18, Baynham ; 
m. 1791 March 17, Elijah Gushee of Baynham, Mass., son of 
Abraham & Hannah (Staples) Gushee. 



116 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

viii. Cynthia 5 Williams, b. 1767 Sept. 9 ; d. 1854 Dec. 6 ; m. 1795 
June 21, Taunton, James Hart of Taunton, son of James & 
Hannah. (Crane) Hart of Taunton. 
Deacon Simeon Williams was one of the many members of the 
First Church of Taunton who withdrew from the Society in 1792, 
and founded the Westville Congregational Church. The cause of 
withdrawal was dissatisfaction with the new minister selected for the 
original church, a dissatisfaction which seems to have been proved 
well grounded. Deacon Simeon was a man of ability, strength of 
character and influence. His first wife, Zipporah Crane of Raynham, 
whom he married Aug. 26, 1742, died in Taunton May 21, 1748. He 
doubtless served in the French and Indian War, for, being corporal of 
the 2nd Taunton company on April 6, 1757, according to the roster of 
that date, he rose to be Lieutenant and Captain of the company. As 
he was on the Alarm (or reserve) List, Dec. 6. 1776, he probably 
saw no active service in the Revolution. But in 1775, 1776, 1777 
and 1778, possibly also in other years, he was elected a member of 
the Taunton Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, 
whose multifarious duties included the discipline and reformation of 
Tories, the care of confiscated property, the regulation of prices, 
obtaining supplies for the American troops, etc., etc. He was select- 
man of Taunton from 1760 to 1766, in 1770, and in 1777. 

59 — ANDREW 4 HODGES [13. John 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1729 or 1730, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1777 Jan'y — , Norton, age 47 ; m. (1) MEHITABLE 
LEONARD, dau, of James & Mehitable (Phillips) Leonard, b. Taun- 
ton ; d. about 1770, Norton ; m. (2) pub. 1773 May 17, ABIGAIL 
H OS KINS, dau. of Samuel & Joanna (Harvey) Hoskins, b. 1741, 
Middleboro, Mass. ; m. (2) James Taylor of Newport, R. I. ; and d. 
1824 Oct. 24, Newport. 

8 children born in Norton : — 

140. i. Hannah 5 Hodges, b. 1753 or 1754. 

ii. John 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1756, perhaps 1751 or 1752; 

d. 1776 July 28, New York City, in the Revolutionary Army; 

unm. 
iii. Rufus 5 Hodges, b. 1759 March 1 ; d. 1841 July 15, Norton ; 

unm. 
iv. Andrew 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1761 ; d. 1779 May 9, Taunton, 

at Capt. James Leonard's house ; unm. 

141. v. Sibyl 5 Hodges, b. 1762 Nov. 12. 

142. vi. Mehitable 5 Hodges, b. 1766 Nov. 15. 

143. vii. Zilpha 5 Hodges, b. 1769 Nov. — . 

144. viii. Leonard 5 Hodges, b. 1774 March 13. 

Andrew 4 Hodges lived at the Crooked Meadow, Norton, near the 
Taunton line, on the place where his father lived before him, and his 
son Rufus after him. He served in the French and Indian War, but 
the details of his service have been lost. He was sergeant of the 
detail from the 3rd Bristol County regiment, ordered Aug. 11, 1751, to 
march and report to Lieut.-Gen. William Pepperell, on news of the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 117 

attack on Fort William Henry, N. Y, by the French and Indians. 
In July, 1771, he was 2nd Lieut, of the 2nd Troop of Horse, 3rd 
Bristol County reg't. He was a strong advocate of the cause of the 
United Colonies when the Revolution began, and in 1776 was elected 
on the Norton Committee of Correspondence and Inspection. This 
committee was first chosen in 1775 to see to the faithful performance 
of the recommendations of the Continental Congress (the one which 
met at Philadelphia in 1774), and was continued yearly with increased 
powers. 

John 5 Hodges was a Minute Man at the beginning of the Revo- 
lution, and seems to have remained almost or quite continuously in 
the ranks of the American Army until his death. When the news of 
the battle of Lexington roused the country, April 19, 1775, he marched 
to Boston as corporal of Capt. Silas Cobb's company. He remained 
under the same captain in the regiments of Col. John Daggett and of 
Col. Timothy Walker during the remainder of the year, participating 
in the operations which ended in driving the British from Boston. 
He apparently then went with the main part of Gen. Washington's 
army to defend New York against the threatened attack of the 
British, since he died in the service at New York City on July 28, 
1776. The first edition of this genealogy gives his age at death as 
twenty-four years. If this be correct, then he was the oldest child of 
his parents, and born in 1751 or 1752, when his father was only 22 
years old. It would appear more likely that there is an error in the 
statement of his age, that he was 20, instead of 24 years old when he 
died, and thus the second child. 

Rufus 5 Hodges, widely known as Capt. Rufus Hodges, inherited 
his father's homestead and lived there until his death. Like his 
father and brother, he was a Revolutionary soldier. As private under 
Capt. Isaac Hodges, from July to November, 1776, he served in the 
defense of Boston against efforts of the British forces to retake the 
city. In December, 1776, and January, 1777, he served under the 
same captain in Rhode Island. In July, 1780, as corporal in Capt. 
John Allen's company, and the next month as corporal in Capt. Israel 
Trow's company, he saw service in Rhode Island. After the war he 
continued in the militia, rising to the command of the Norton com- 
pany on the West side of Rumford River. He was Captain of this 
company from May 5, 1801 to Dec. 3, 1804, when he retired. He was 
assessor of Norton in 1801. A prominent and influential citizen, he 
commanded the esteem and respect of all his fellow townsmen. 
60— JOSIAH 4 HODGES [14. Henry 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1712 June 17, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1798 May 28, Sharon, Mass. ; m. 1744 Nov. 6, Stoughton, 
Mass., MARY coolidce, dau. of Jonathan & Ruth (Holland) Cool- 
idge, b. 1722 June 17, Watertown, Mass. ; d. 1808 Aug. 25, Sharon. 

7 children born in Stoughton : — 

145. i. Benjamin 5 Hodges, b. 1745/6 Jan'y 6. 

146. ii. Ltdia 5 Hodges, b. 1747 Oct. 3. 

147. iii. Phebe 5 Hodges, b. 1749 or 1750. 

148. iv. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1751 or 1752. 



118 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

149. v. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1754 or 1755. 

vi. Betsey 5 Hodges, d. at the age of 14. 

150. vii. Josiah 5 Hodges, b. 1764. 

Josiah 4 Hodges located in what was called Eobbins Corner in 
Stoughton, established as Foxboro in 1778, annexed to Sharon about 
1790, and set back to Foxboro in 1850 ; now called East Foxboro. 
Originally in Suffolk county, the place is now in the county of Nor- 
folk. Thus without moving his residence, he lived in three towns 
and two counties. He moved from Taunton to this place before his 
marriage, and his father purchased about 100 acres here and deeded 
them to Josiah and his brother Eliphalet. Josiah 4 Hodges was 
named in the roster, dated March 12, 1757, of the Stoughton Train 
Band commanded by Capt. Elkanah Billings, whose company, accord- 
ing to the History of Norfolk County, served at Crown Point, Ticon- 
deroga and Fort William Henry. 

Mary (Coolidge) Hodges lost her father when quite young, and, 
according to the family tradition, on the second marriage of her 
mother, left Watertown and went to Stoughton to earn her living. 
She was a remarkably energetic, active and industrious woman, and 
retained her physical and mental powers almost unimpaired to the 
very end of her long life. It is said that in her old age — she lived 
to be eighty — she often " trotted off to Stoughton to visit her mar- 
ried daughters, knitting work in hand, improving her time while 
walking the six or eight miles." 

61— SARAH 4 HODGES [14. Henry*- 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 1715 Taunton, Mass.; 
d. 1797 Nov. 26, Taunton; m. 1736/7 Jan'y 6, Taunton, Col. GEORGE 
WILLIAMS of Taunton, son of Bichard & Anna (Wilbore) Williams, 
b. 1717, Taunton ; d. 1803 Dec. 5, Taunton. 

9 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Phebe 5 Williams, b. 1737 ; d. 1813, Taunton ; m. (1) John Hart 

of Taunton, son of Lawrence & Elizabeth Hart of Taunton ; m. 

(2) 1759 Feb. 15, Taunton, Simeon Tisdale of Taunton, son of 

Joseph & Ruth (Reed) Tisdale of Taunton ; m. (3) 1763 April 

27, Taunton, Eliphaz Harlow of Taunton, son of Eleazer & 

Hannah (Delano) Harlow, 
ii. Sarah 5 Williams, b. 1739 ; d. 1820 ; m. 1757 April 14, Taunton, 

Richard Godfrey of Taunton, son of Richard & Theodora 

(Dean) Godfrey of Taunton, 
iii. A child, b. 1741 ; d. 1750 May 5, Taunton, 
iv. George 5 Williams, b. 1745 Aug. 18 ; d. 1814 Feb. 23, Raynham, 

Mass; m. 1766 Oct. 2, Bathsheba King, dau. of Philip & 

Abigail (Williams) King of Raynham. 
v. Anna 5 Williams, b. 1747; d. 1833 Nov. 2, Taunton; m. (1) 1763 

Sept. 16, Taunton, Elisha Codding; m. (2) 1788 July 19, 

Jonathan French of Berkley, Mass., son of Ebenezer & 

Keziah French of Berkley, 
vi. Ebenezer 5 Williams, b. 1751 ; d. 1814 April 30, Taunton ; m. 

1769 March 7, Raynham, Sarah Ellis of Raynham, dau. of 

Philip Ellis. 



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vii. Lydia 5 Williams, b. 1753 ; d. 1773 March 5, Taunton ; m. 1772 
Aug. 6, Taunton, Isaac Tobey of Berkley, son of Rev. Samuel 
& Bathskeba (Crocker) Tobey of Berkley, 
viii. Richard 5 Williams, b. 1755 ; d. 1814, Taunton ; m. Hannah 
Padelford of Taunton, dau. of Edward & Sarah (Briggs) 
Padelford. 
ix. Abiatheb 5 Williams, b. 1759 June 4 ; d. 1760 Oct. 4, Taunton. 

Col. George Williams lived in Taunton on the east side of 
Taunton River, on what is now Williams street. He was a man of 
property and owner of a large landed estate. From the soldierly 
qualities which he evidently possessed, it seems probable that he 
served in the war with the French of 1744 and 1745, and perhaps in 
the first year of the French and Indian War. But the record, thus 
far found, of his military service begins in 1757. He was then 
Ensign of a company stationed at Fort William Henry when the 
French and Indians under Montcalm invested the place on Aug. 3, 
1757. He was sent out, at the beginning of the siege, under Capt. 
Saltonstall, but his party was driven back and he himself taken 
prisoner. He was released not long after, and returned to Taunton. 
He rose to the rank of Captain of the 3rd Taunton company and in 
1772 was Major of the 3rd Bristol County regiment. On Feb. 2, 
1776, he was elected Colonel of this regiment by the legislature, and 
commissioned Feb. 7, and did good service during the Revolution. 
His principal military operations were in Rhode Island, which State 
was constantly harried and threatened by the British navy. He was 
a prominent member of the Taunton Committee of Correspondence, 
Inspection & Safety for several years beginning in 1775, and was 
selectman of Taunton in 1780. 

George 5 Williams was a man of fine personal appearance, accord- 
ing to the accounts which have been handed down in the family. 
He was a farmer, owned a handsome property and spent the greater 
part of his life in Raynham. He did service in the Revolution, but 
it is difficult to pick out his record from those of the many of his 
name. Possibly he served in New York State from about the begin- 
ning of 1776 until December, being or becoming a sergeant in Capt. 
James Allen's company, Col. Simeon Carey's regiment. He certainly 
was Quartermaster of his father's regiment in Rhode Island, Dec. 
1776 and Jan'y 1777. 

Richard 5 Williams was one of the Minute Men of Capt. James 
Williams Jr.'s company, who marched to Roxbury at news of the 
battle of Lexington. The last 6 months of 1776 he was serving at 
the " Defence of Boston," being sergeant under Capt. Joshua Wil- 
bore. He very likely served at other times ; but the Revolutionary 
Rolls are not sufficiently explicit for his identification among the 
many soldiers of the same name. 

62 — ELIPHALET 4 HODGES [14. Henry*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1717, Taunton, 
Mass.; m. 1745/6 March 4, Norton, ABIGAIL FILLEBROWN [spelled 
also PHILLEBROWN] of Norton, dau. of Thomas & Isabel (Cutter) 
Fillebrown of Cambridge, Mass., and then Norton. 



120 THE TA UN TON BRANCH. 

1 child (so far as known) : — 

151. i. Isabel 5 Hodges, b. 1746 Nov. 4, Stoughton, Mass. 
Eliphalet 4 Hodges, as corporal of the company of his uncle, Major 

Joseph 3 Hodges, in Col. Sylvester Richmond's regiment, went to Cape 
Breton in 1745, and took part in the remarkable siege and capture of 
Louisburg. On his return he settled in Stoughton where his father 
gave him a farm of 50 acres about the time of his marriage. This 
farm, through alteration of town and county lines, has been in the 
towns of Dorchester, Stoughton, Sharon and Foxboro, and the counties 
of Suffolk and Norfolk. It is the place in East Foxboro now owned 
and occupied by Marcus Pratt 7 Hodges. Of Eliphalet's life subse- 
quent to his marriage, almost nothing is known. His name is on the 
Alarm (or reserve) list of the Stoughton company, March 12, 1757. 
63 — HENRY 4 HODGES [14. Henry*- 2 JFm 1 ] b. 1718, Taunton, Mass. ; 
d. 1778 June 29, Taunton; m. 1741/2 Feb. 25, Taunton, MERCY 
EDDY, dau. of Joseph & Abigail (Haskins) Eddy, b. 1718 April 14, 
Taunton ; d. 1811 Sept. 29, Taunton, aged 93 years, 5 months, 15 days. 
7 children born in Taunton : — 

152. i. Zephaniah 5 Hodges, b. 1743. 

153. ii. Spencer 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1745. 

154. iii. Henry 5 Hodges, b. 1746 or 1747. 

155. iv. Lydia 5 Hodges, b. 1749 or 1750. 

156. v. Abtather 5 Hodges, b. prob. 1752 or 1753. 

vi. James 5 Hodges, b. 1754 or 1755 ; d. 1778 Nov. 10, Taunton, 
aged 23 ;• prob. unm. 

vii. Elkanah 5 Hodges, b. prob. about 1757; d. 1776 Aug. 8, 

"at New York; " unm. 
Capt. Henry 4 Hodges lived on the south side of the road to Nor- 
ton (now Tremont Street), about one-quarter mile east of Three 
Mile Bridge and a mile from the Green — just beyond the residence 
of his brother-in-law, Gen. George Godfrey. He was prominent in 
church, civil and military matters. He was selectman in 1755, 1762, 
1763, 1768 and 1770, and held other offices. In all probability he 
saw considerable service in the French and Indian War, the records 
of which are so scanty and imperfect. On April 6, 1757, he was 
Ensign of the 2nd Taunton Company, and on Aug. 11 of the same 
year, he was Lieutenant of the same company and ordered to place 
himself and his men under the command of Lieut.-Gen. William 
Pepperell to protect the frontiers against the forces of Montcalm, who 
this month captured Fort William Henry. The roster of the officers 
of the 3rd Bristol County regiment, March 25, 1762, gives his name 
as Captain of the 2nd Taunton company, which position he held until 
1772. In January, 1776, he was Captain of a company raised in 
Taunton and Raynham for Col. Joseph Reed's regiment, and served 
at the siege of Boston. He was elected a member of the Taunton 
Committee of Inspection, Correspondence and Safety in 1775, 1776 
and 1778. Among his duties as committee-man was that of taking 
charge of the estates of loyalists or " persons who fled to Boston for 
refuge [before the British evacuated the city] or are enemies of the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 121 

Continent." He held a similar position under the State, and as Com- 
missioner of the Commonwealth confiscated the Three Mile Eiver 
iron works, the owners of which were tories. If we can believe the 
statements handed down verbally, it was through the performance of 
his duties as member of the Committee of Safety that he met his 
death. The care and conveyance to the hospital of sick soldiers, 
many of them suffering from the small-pox, devolved on him. He 
caught from the soldiers this dread disease, and died in the small-pox 
hospital on Hospital Hill, not far from Broadway and near to the 
Eaynham line. Here he was buried ; and for 116 years his grave, 
marked by head and foot-stones, occupied a lonely spot in the woods, 
so solitary that none but hunters or searchers for early flowers ever 
saw it. In 1894, his great-great-grandchildren, Henry Arthur Hodges 
and Alfred W. Woodward, removed the veteran's remains and the 
gravestone to the family burial lot in Oakland Cemetery. The stone 
bears this inscription: — "In Memory of | Capt. Henry | Hodges 
who | died June ye | 29th 1778 in | ye 61 year of | his Age." 

Mercy (Eddy) Hodges was one of the members of the Taunton 
Church who withdrew in 1792 and formed the Congregational Church 
in the West of Taunton. All of the old church, except four persons, 
withdrew on account of the calling of Eev. John Foster. Her grave- 
stone in Oakland Cemetery is thus inscribed : — " In Memory of 
Mercy Hodges | Widow of Capt. Henry Hodges | Who died Sept. ye 
29th 1811 | Aged 93 years and 5 m. 15 d. | Death is a debt to nature 
due | Ive paid the debt and so must you." 

James 5 Hodges was a Revolutionary soldier. At the news of 
Lexington fight, he marched to Boston as private in Capt. Robert 
Crossman's company, and then, enlisting at once in Capt. Oliver 
Soper's company, remained the whole year in the army besieging Bos- 
ton. From June to December, 1776, he was a sergeant in Capt. 
Matthew Randall's company, defending Boston against efforts of the 
British to recapture it. Returning home, he immediately served in 
Rhode Island, in December and January, under Capt. Elisha Barney, 
going out as private, despite his previous rank. He was one of the 
Taunton signers of the Solemn League and Covenant of May 1, 1776. 

El KAN ah 5 Hodges was a martyr of the Revolution. With his 
brother James, he marched to Boston, April 20, 1775, in Capt. Robert 
Crossman's company. With his brother he transferred to Capt. 
Oliver Soper's company, and remained with the American Army until 
Boston was captured. Then, early in 1776, still under Capt. Soper, 
he went to New York and served in and near New York City, which 
was threatened by the British. Possibly from wounds received in a 
skirmish, or perhaps from sickness which was prevalent among the 
American troops, he died on Aug. 8, 1776, shortly before the disas- 
trous battle of Long Island. 

64— LYDIA 4 HODGES [14. Henry*- 2 Wm 1 '] b. prob. 1720, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. about 1741 or 1742 ; m. 1740 April 3, Taunton, Gen. 
GEORGE GODFREY of Taunton, son of John & Joanna (Gooding) 
Godfrey, b. 1720/1 March 19, Taunton ; d. 1793 June 30, Taunton. 



122 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

1 child born in Taunton : — 
i. Deborah 5 Godfrey, b. 1740 Oct. 30; m. 1757 Aug. 18, Minor 
Sprague of Lebanon, Conn., prob. son of Benjamin & Mary 
(Wood worth) Sprague of Lebanon. 

Gen. George Godfrey was one of the most prominent men of 
Taunton. He was noted for his ready wit, sound judgment and 
tenacity of opinion ; was distinguished for military ability ; and 
filled many civil positions. For more than 30 years he kept a record 
of deaths, marriages, etc., in Taunton, as well as letters, military 
orders, etc., etc. These, fortunately, have been preserved; and the 
" Godfrey papers " have supplied many historical facts, which other- 
wise would have been lost when the Taunton town records were 
destroyed by fire in 1838. He was assessor for over 30 years, county 
treasurer from 1776 to 1791 and selectman from 1789 to 1791. He 
was chairman of the Committee of Correspondence and Safety of 
the Revolution. He began his military career in 1746 (or perhaps 
1745) as private in the Old French War, passed through almost every 
grade from Ensign to Colonel in the provincial service, and on Feb. 9, 
1776, was made Brigadier-General and commanded the Bristol County 
brigade during the war. 

65— ELIZABETH 4 HODGES [14. Henri/- 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 1722, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1765 Nov. 30 ; m. (1) 1745/6 Jan'y 2, Taunton, PAUL 
EDDY of Taunton, son of Joseph & Abigail (Haskins) Eddy, b. about 
1720, Taunton ; d. 1753 Oct. — , Taunton. She m. (2) 1757 Aug. 4, 
Taunton, BENJAMIN WILBORE of Raynham, Mass., son of Shadrach 
& Joanna (Neal) Wilbore, d. 1763 Aug. 16. 

Children : — 
i. Paul 5 Eddy, b. 1749, Taunton. 

ii. Apollos 5 Eddy, b. 1752, Taunton; d. 1840, Taunton ; m. Martha 
Woodward of Taunton, dau. of Isaac & Sarah Woodward of 
Taunton. 

Paul 5 Eddy seems to have served in the Revolution, as private in 
Capt. Elisha Barney's company, in December, 1776, in Rhode Island. 

Apollos 5 Eddy served the last 5 or 6 months of 1776 as private 
in Capt. Isaac Thayer's company, which did service in and around 
Boston Harbor. 

66— ABIGAIL 4 HODCES [14. Henry*- 2 Wm 1 '] b. prob. 1724, Taunton, 
Mass.; m. 1747 July 23, Taunton, JOHN HARVEY JR., of Taunton, 
son of John Harvey of Taunton, who d. 1781 Dec. 28, Taunton. 

Children : — 
Zebulon 5 Harvey. 

Joel 5 Harvey, m. 1779 Feb. 2, Taunton, Abigail Briggs of Taunton, 
Darius 5 Harvey. 
John 5 Harvey. 

Sarah 5 Harvey, m. Job Briggs. 
Wealthy 5 Harvey, m. Elijah Eddy. 
Abigail 5 Harvey. 
Experience 5 (or Peddy) Harvey. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 123 

67— JAMES 4 HODGES [14. Henry z - 2 Wm}~\ b. prob. 1726, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. prob. 1756 or 1757 ; m. 1753 Aug. 23, Taunton, RACHEL 
BARNEY, dau. of Jonathan & Anna (Deane) Barney of Taunton, 
b. 1733 or 1734; in. (2) 1771 Sept. 24, Taunton, Cornelius White 
of Taunton, son of William & Priscilla White of Boston; and d. 
1807 March 31, aged 73. 

1 child born in Taunton : — 

157. i. Phebe 5 Hodges, b. 1753 Dec. 29. 

James 4 Hodges was perhaps sergeant James Hodges, who served 
in New York State, from July 2 to Nov. 18, 1756, in the company 
commanded by Captain and Major James House, later by Captain 
Thomas Mitchell, in the Crown Point Expedition which was unsuc- 
cessful. On March 12, 1757, Jonathan Barney of Taunton was 
appointed guardian of Phebe 5 Hodges, daughter of James Hodges 
late of Taunton, deceased. 

68— JOSEPH 4 HODGES [15. Joseph? Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1714 April 25, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1756 Sept. 19, near Lake George, New York, in 
fight with Indians; m. (1) 1739 Nov. 26, Norton, NAOMI PRATT, 
dau. of Josiah & Sarah (Jones) Pratt, b. 1721/2 March 17, Norton ; 
d. 1748 Aug. 29, Norton. He m. (2) 1749 Nov. 30, Attleboro, Mass., 
MIRIAM 4 (HODGES) BISHOP (No. 37), widow of Joseph Bishop of 
Attleboro, dau. of Samuel 3 & Mary (King) (Allen) Hodges [No. 6] of 
Norton, b. 1717/18 Jan'y 1, Norton, d. 1809; m. (1) 1736 April 22, 
Norton, Joseph Bishop; m. (2), as above, Joseph 4 Hodges; m. (3) 
1760 July 9, Norton, William Cobb. 

5 children born in Norton : — 

i. Sarah 5 Hodges, b. 1740 Oct. 8 ; d. young. 
ii. Naomi 5 Hodges, b. 1747 Aug. 11 ; d. young. 

158. iii. Miriam 5 Hodges, b. 1750 Sept. 13. 

159. iv. Joseph 5 Hodges, b. 1752 Nov. 15. 

v. Naomi 5 Hodges, b. 1754 Oct. 8 ; m. Tisdale 5 Hodges, No. 89. 
Capt. Joseph 4 Hodges was the first child baptized (Nov. 24, 1714) 
in the Norton church after it was gathered. He lived in the southerly 
part of Norton, about half a mile west of his father's place (at Crooked 
Meadow), on the same road, and where Williams 6 Hodges resided in 
1850. He owned considerable property and was a prominent citizen. 
In 1750 he was elected tithing-man. The tithing-men were chosen 
" of the most prudent and discreet inhabitants ; " their duties were to 
inspect and regulate all licensed and unlicensed houses and, in general, 
to see that people behaved properly and attended church on Sunday ; 
and their badge of office was " a black staff, of two foot long, tipt at 
one End with Brass about three inches, to be provided by the select- 
men at the Charge of the Town." In 1751 Norton South Precinct 
decided to build a new meeting house, and Joseph Hodges, like many 
others, agreed to provide material. His agreement, preserved in the 
town records, reads : — "I promise to Gitt 2 Beems, forty-two feet 



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Long, twelve and ten Inches square ; and four lock -tenant's Posts, 
to be 26 feet Long, 10 inches square ; to be Good white-oake timber, 
well Hewed ; at 19 lb. 10 s., old tenner, to be Paid out of my rates, 
John 3 Hodges' and Timothy 4 Hodges' Rates." In 1753 or 1751 he, 
with his brothers Timothy and Isaac, and his cousin Ephraim Hodges, 
repaired or rebuilt the saw-mill erected by his father. In 1755 he 
was assessor. In the French and Indian War, he served from Feb. 18, 
to Sept. 19, 1756, as Captain of a company detailed from the 3rd Bris- 
tol County regiment and ordered on the Crown Point Expedition under 
Col. Richard Gridley. Evidently (from his rank) he must have done 
previous service of which we have no account. Before starting on 
this campaign he made his will. He served as Captain 30 weeks and 
5 days and then met his death. He was stationed at the time at Fort 
William Henry and went with a scouting party which was ambushed 
by the Indians. As described by William Merry, one of the party, 
" Captain Hodges volunteered in place of another officer who was 
sick, and those who went with him were volunteers. His command 
numbered 60 men. The company had marched nearly to the point 
designated in the order given to Captain Hodges, when he made a 
halt for the purpose of refreshment. A party, despatched to the lake 
[Lake George] for water, returned with information that they saw on 
the shore hundreds of fresh tracks of Indians. The order was 
immediately given to resume the march. The company had proceeded 
but a short distance when they were fired on from all sides. Capt. 
Hodges charged his men 'to fight for their lives,' and set the example 
by the energetic use of his own gun, which he carried on this occasion. 
But they were overpowered by numbers. Merry's testimony was that 
he fought by the side of his commander, who was first wounded in 
the ankle by a musket-ball, when he dropped on his knees and con- 
tinued to fire and encourage his men. Another ball struck him in the 
breast. Placing one hand on the wound to check the flowing blood, 
with his musket in the other, he still kept the Indians at bay, one of 
whom reached forward to sever his scalp. Foiled thus, the Indian shot 
him through the head and the brave captain fell." It has been sug- 
gested that the place of battle was at or near Sabbath-Day Point. 
Miles, in his history of the war, states that it was on the west side 
of Lake George, about 12 miles from the fort. He adds: — "Ten 
were killed and their bodies stripped naked and miserably mangled ; 
three had their heads cut off and stuck on poles. Among the slain 
was Capt. Hodges. They were after brought in a bateau and 
buried. * * The loss of Capt. Hodges and men was greatly lamented, 
as he was a worthy commander." 

69— CHARITY 4 HODGES [15. Joseph? Henri/ Wm x ~\ b. 1716 March 
30, Norton, Mass ; d. about 1812 or 1814, aged 96 or 98 ; m. 1738 
June 8, Norton, JAMES WINSLOW of Freetown, Mass., son of 
Josiah & Margaret (Tisdale) Winslow, b. 1712 Aug. 12, Freetown; 
d. 1777 March 1, Freetown ; buried at Berkley, Mass. 

9 children born in Freetown : — 
i. Mehitable 5 Wixslow, b. 1739 April 22 ; d. 1821 July 21 ; m. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 125 

1765 Oct. 1, Freetown, Dr. Jesse Bullock of Rehoboth, Mass., 
son of William & Susannah (Kent) Bullock of Rehoboth. 
ii. Ephraim 5 Winslow, b. 1741 July 7; d. 1833 Jan'y24, Freetown; 
m. 1768 Nov. 15, Freetown, Hannah Gilbert, dau. of Col. 
Thomas & Mary (Godfrey) Gilbert of Freetown, 
iii. Margaret 5 Winslow, b. 1743 Nov. 23 ; m. 1781 June 19, Free- 
town, David Talbot of Dighton, Mass., son of Joseph & Ruth 
Talbot of Dighton. 
iv. Joseph 5 Winslow, b. 1745/6 March 8 ; d. 1822 Jan'y 19, Free- 
town; m. 1782 March 28, Freetown, Mart Crane, dau. of 
Ebenezer & Mary Crane of Berkley, Mass. 
v. James 5 Winslow, b. 1748 Sept. 2 ; d. 1836 April 9, Freetown ; m. 
(1) 1776, Sarah Barnabt of Freetown, dau. of Ambrose & 
Elizabeth (Gardner) Barnaby ; m. (2) pub. 1810 April 17, Ruth 
(Hovey) Clark of Plymouth, Mass., dau. of Rev. Ivory & 
Olivia (Jordan) Hovey of Plymouth. 
vi. Shadrach 5 Winslow, b. 1750 Dec. 17 ; d. 1817 Feb. 1, Foxboro, 
Mass. ; m. 1783 March 12, Foxboro, Elizabeth Robbins of 
Foxboro, dau. of Eleazer & Mary (Savell) Robbins. 
vii. Bethiah 5 Winslow, b. 1753 Aug. 29 ; d. 1753, Freetown, 
viii. Thankful 5 Winslow, b. 1754 Oct. 30 ; d. 1840 May 29, Exeter, 
Me.; m. 1773 May 20, Freetown, Benjamin Evans of Free- 
town, son of David & Anna (Weaver) Evans of Freetown, 
ix. Isaac 5 Winslow, b. 1759 June 23 ; d. 1761 Oct. 21, Freetown. 

Charity 4 Hodges " was an excellent woman " and her virtues are 
still extolled by descendants of her friends and neighbors. Doubt- 
less the respect and admiration which she enjoyed had an effect in 
preserving the high position of her family at Freetown at the time 
of the Revolution, when her husband espoused the unpopular side. 
Col. James Winslow was a clothier as well as farmer. He was 
Justice of the Peace, town treasurer from 1755 to 1763 and select- 
man in 1762. He was Lieutenant of the 1st Freetown company as 
early as 1757 and Captain-Lieutenant in 1758 and, hence, probably 
saw service in the Old French and French and Indian Wars. He 
became Captain June 4, 1762, and Lieutenant-Colonel of the 2nd 
Bristol County regiment July 25, 1771, holding the last office until 
Sept. 19, 1775. Thomas Gilbert, the noted loyalist, was Colonel of 
this regiment, and James Winslow also was an adherent of the 
Crown, but seems to have lived unmolested despite his politics. He 
was accidentally killed by being run over by a loaded ox-sled. 

Ephraim 5 Winslow succeeded to his father's business as clothier. 
He was prominent in town affairs, being Justice of the Peace, asses- 
sor and representative to the legislature for several years. He was 
elected town clerk April 7, 1788, and held the office seven years. 

Shadrach 5 Winslow graduated at Yale in 1771, studied medi- 
cine, and became an eminent physician and surgeon. On Jan'y 6, 
1772, he was elected at Freetown " town's grammar schoolmaster for 
two months at 40 shillings per month and 6 shillings per week for 
board." In the Revolution he sided strongly with the Colonists and 
contributed largely to fitting out an armed vessel in which he sailed 



126 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

as surgeon. He was taken prisoner by the British, detained for a 
time off the coast of Spain, and afterwards imprisoned on the " Old 
Jersey Prison Ship " in New York harbor. Here he suffered many 
privations, and his health was seriously impaired. After his release 
he settled in Foxboro, where he had a very extensive medical practice 
and gained a high reputation. 

70— TIMOTHY 4 HODGES [15. Joseph 3 Henry' 1 Wm 1 '] b. 1718 Oct. 11, 
Norton, Mass; d. 1791 April 9, Taunton, Mass.; m. 1756 June 3, 
Pembroke, Mass., LYDIA COX, dau. of William & Mary (Eamsden) 
Cox, b. 1735/6 Feb. 7, Pembroke ; d. 1768 Nov. 28, prob. at Norton. 
6 children born in Norton : — 

i. Ltdia 5 Hodges, b. 1757 June 11 ; m. David 5 Hodges, No. 95. 
ii. Sarah 5 Hodges, bapt. 1759 March 11, Norton; m. 1781 
March 29, Taunton, Nedebiah Lincoln of Taunton, son of 
James & Desire Lincoln of Taunton, 
iii. Timothy 5 Hodges, bapt. 1762 Feb. 28, Norton ; d. 1838 
June 18, Greenfield, N. Y. ; m. 1786 Oct. 24, Norton, Euth 
King, dau. of Josiah & Euth (Bassett) King, b. 1764 March 
18, Norton ; d. 1829 Aug. 27, Greenfield, N. Y. No children. 

160. iv. Joseph 5 Hodges, bapt. 1764 May 29, Norton. 

v. Bethiah 5 Hodges, bapt. 1766 Aug. 3, Norton ; m. 1793 Sept. 

1, Norton, John Norton of Taunton, 
vi. Elizabeth 5 Hodges, bapt. 1768 June 12, Norton ; m. Water- 
man Sweet. 

Timothy 4 Hodges settled in Norton at the Crooked Meadow near 
the Taunton line, a little east of the residence of Andrew 4 Hodges. 
His children were baptized in the Norton Church and he seems to 
have lived in Norton until after his wife's death. Apparently he 
moved to Taunton, as he was among the Taunton subscribers to the 
Solemn League and Covenant of May 1, 1776, and he and his chil- 
dren are described as "of Taunton" in the later records. 

Timothy 5 Hodges served at the Defence of Boston in 1776 as 
private in Capt. Matthew Eandall's company. In 1780 he was in the 
company of Capt. Jacob Hoskins, and regiment of Col. Abiel Mitchell, 
raised "to reinforce the Continental Army." In 1781, as corporal in 
Capt. Jacob Hoskins's company, he served a short term in Ehode 
Island. His name is given in the list of 1787 of members of the 
Episcopal Church of Taunton. He moved to New York State and 
settled at Greenfield, in what was then a wilderness. He was at one 
time quite wealthy and is remembered as a man of strict ideas and 
strong convictions. 

71 — JONATHAN 4 HODGES [15. Joseph* Henry 12 Wm 1 ] b. 1721/2 Feb. 
26, Norton, Mass.; d. 1795 July 18, Norton; m. 1743 Sept. 29. 
Berkley, Mass., ABIGAIL SANFORD, dau. of John & Abigail (Pitts) 
Sanford of Berkley, b. 1720 Oct. 21 ; d. 1795 Sept. 29, Norton. 

10 children born in Norton : — 

161. i. Bethiah 5 Hodges, b. 1744 Oct. 10. 

ii. Abigail 5 Hodges, b. 1747 April 11 ; d. 1750 July 1, Norton. 



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iii. Wealthy 5 Hodges, b. 1719 July 3; m. Josiah 4 Hodges, 
son of Nathan 3 & Experience (Williams) Hodges. See No. 52. 

162. iv. Mehitable 5 Hodges, b. 1751 Jan'y 5. 

v. Amasa 5 [Macey?] Hodges, b. 1754 Aug. 6; d. 1762 April 4, 

Norton, 
vi. Abigail 5 Hodges, b. 1756 Oct. 12; m. Benjamin 5 Hodges, 

son of Ephraini 4 & Rachel (Cox) Hodges. See No. 79. 

163. vii. George 5 Hodges, b. 1759 June 4. 

viii. Mercy 5 Hodges, b. 1761 Sept. 14; d. 1761 Oct. 21, Norton. 

164. ix. Jonathan 5 Hodges, b. 1763 April 18. 

165. x. Selah 5 Hodges, b. 1766 May 27. 

Jonathan 4 Hodges was a farmer. He was also a "clothier," that 
is, he owned a fulling-mill and carried on the business of fulling, dye- 
ing and dressing cloth. When a young man he went to Freetown, 
Mass., and there carried on his business of clothier. He was a mem- 
ber of the church in Berkley and may have previously lived a short 
time there. Soon after his marriage he settled in Norton, and about 
1745 built there his fulling-mill, the first one erected in that place. 
It stood on Goose Brook, a few rods below the bridge, near where 
George H. Arnold lived in 1850. As the mill-pond overflowed Judge 
Leonard's land, Jonathan Hodges soon moved the mill about 35 rods 
further down the stream, and ran it until about 1784, when his son 
Jonathan assumed the business. He was an earnest and prominent 
church member and an influential citizen. In 1745 he was admitted 
to the Norton church, by letter from the Berkley church, and doubt- 
less at this time made his confession of faith. "I desire to bless 
God for that he hath cast my lot in a Gospel Land, where I have the 
Glad tidings of a Saviour proclaimed in mine ears, and for that I have 
the holy Scriptures to Read & to direct me in the ways of God's com- 
ands. And I allso desiar to bless God for his Goodness to me, that 
I desended of such parents, who taught and instructed me, and gave 
me up to God in mine infency in baptisem, which is an ordinance 
apinted by Christ to beleivers and their infant seed, &, notwith- 
standing God's goodness to me, I have sined against him. I therefore 
acknowledge I deserves nothing from the hand of God but his wrath 
and indgnattion to be poured out upon me. But I would bless his 
most holy name, that he hath put it into my heart to be making my 
peace with him. I have had a desire for som time to come to the 
Lord's table ; but being in som measure sensable of my own unworthness, 
I daust not, least by coming unworthily, I eat and drink iudgment to 
myself. But I have taken incourigement from the word of God, to 
come up to this holy ordinance ; as in marthew xi. 28, Come unto me, 
all ye that Labour and are heavy Laden, & I will give you rest ; John 
vi. 37, And he that cometh to me I will no wise cast out. I desire 
to come hungering and thirsting after Christ, & to be putting my trust 
in him. I allso desire to forsake all sin, as it is a braaking of God's 
holy & iust law. I also desire the prayers of this Church to God for 
me, that so I may become a worthy communicant at the Lord's table, 
[signed] Jonathan Hodges." In 1767 he was elected a warden of 
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(as the law directed), with the duty of seeing " that the Sabbath was 
duly observed in all public houses and elsewhere, and to examine all 
persons suspected of unnecessary travelling on Sunday," etc. His 
badge of office was a " white wand, not less than seven Feet in length." 
No record of active service in the French wars by Jonathan Hodges 
has been found ; yet it seems probable that he served. For he was 
Ensign of the First Norton company in 1756, and " Captain-Lieutenant" 
in 1762, and apparently full Captain not long after, being styled 
Captain in the town records. 

Abigail (Sanford) Hodges, through her mother, was great- 
granddaughter of Mary (Andrews) -(Hodges) Pitts, whose first husband 
was William 1 Hodges, the founder of the Bristol County branch. 
72 — BETHIAH 4 HODGES [15. Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1723 Nov. 30, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1786 Jan'y 27, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1744 May 9, 
Norton, Gen. GEORGE GODFREY of Taunton [See No. 64], son of 
John & Joanna (Gooding) Godfrey, b. 1720/1 March 19, Taunton ; 
d. 1793 June 30, Taunton. 

9 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Lydia 5 Godfrey, b. 1745 May 21; d. 1826 Dec. 22, Foxboro, Mass.; 
m. (1) 1782 May 2, Eaynham, Mass., Col. Jonathan Shaw of 
Kaynham, son of Jonathan & Mercy (Mason) Shaw of Eaynham; 
m. (2) 1798 May 1, Eaynham, Dr. George Wheaton of Nor- 
ton, son of Ephraim & Abigail Wheaton of Swansea, Mass. See 
No. 20. 
ii. Joanna 5 Godfrey, b. 1747 Nov. 5 ; m. 1773 April 8, Taunton, 
Nathaniel Carver of Taunton, son of Nathaniel & Abigail 
(Allen) Carver of Taunton, 
iii. Bethiah 5 Godfrey, b. 1749 Sept. 22 ; d. 1796 Oct. 30, Taunton ; 
m. 1769 March 30, Taunton, Thomas Sergeant Baylies of 
Taunton, son of Nicholas & Elizabeth (Park) Baylies of Uxbridge, 
Mass. 
iv. Mary 5 Godfrey, b. 1751 Nov. 8; d. 1843 Oct. 12, Taunton; m. 
1775 Nov. 21, Taunton, John Eeed of Taunton, son of John & 
Dorothy (Pinneo) Eeed of Taunton, 
v. John 5 Godfrey, b. 1754 Feb. 26 ; m. Jerusha 5 Hodges. See No. 

121. 
vi. Wealthy 5 Godfrey, b. 1756 May 21 ; m. Abijah 5 Hodges. See 

No. 120. 
vii. George 5 Godfrey, b. 1758 Sept. 17 ; m. 1782 Dec. 26, Taunton, 
Abigail King of Eaynham, Mass., dau. of John & Catharine 
(Leonard) King of Eaynham. 
viii. Eufus 5 Godfrey, b. 1761 July 8 ; d. 1836 ; m. 1785 March 9, 
Taunton, Wealthy Crossman of Taunton, dau. of Job & 
Jemima (Pratt) Crossman of Taunton. 
ix. Linda or Melinda 5 Godfrey, b. 1766 March 1; m. (1) 1786 
April 4, Taunton, Job Fish of Taunton, son of prob. Daniel & 
Eose Fish ; m. (2) 1800 July 22, Taunton, Elisha Cobb of Nor- 
ton, son of William & Anna (Willis) Cobb of Norton ; m. (3) 

Stone. 



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Ltdia 5 Godfrey married two men distinguished, the one for kill- 
ing (so to speak), the other for curing. Her first husband, Jonathan 
Shaw, was a gallant soldier of the Revolution, who served as Captain 
in 1776, 1777 and 1778, and as Major in 1780, becoming Lieut.- 
Colonel after the War. Her second husband, Dr. George Wheaton, 
was an eminent physician, who had previously married a member of 
the Hodges family. [See No. 20.] In 1758 he served as surgeon's 
mate in the "Expedition for the total Reduction of Canada." He 
was prominent also in civil life, having been chosen selectman, asses- 
sor, representative, Justice of the Peace, etc. 

George 5 Godfrey served 6 months in 1776 as private in Capt. 
Matthew Randall's company, which was stationed at Boston Harbor 
to ward off attacks by the British ships. Returning home, he at 
once re-enlisted under Capt. Ichabod Leonard and served in Rhode 
Island in the winter of 1776-7, and again, under Capt. Josiah King, 
in the autumn of 1777. In May, 1778, he enlisted for 9 months in 
the Continental Army and served in New York State, the descriptive 
lists of June showing him to be 19 years old, 5 ft. 11 inches in 
height, with light complexion, dark hair and black eyes. 

Rufus 5 Godfrey, at the age of 15, made his first appearance as 
a soldier (so far as the State Archives show) on Dec. 8, 1776, when 
called out to prevent the captured Highlanders from breaking out 
of Taunton jail. In 1778 he served two terms in Rhode Island. In 
1780 he served 3 months in the Continental Army in New York 
State, and in 1781 he was again in Rhode Island. For his services 
in the Revolution, he received a pension. 

73— MARY 4 HODGES [15. Joseph* Henry" 1 Wm 1 ] b. 1726 July 2, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1775 Dec. 15, Norton ; m. (1) 1748 Nov. 23, 
Norton, GEORGE 5 MOREY of Norton, son of George & Elizabeth 4 
(Hodges) Morey [No. 20], b. 1724 Dec. 28, Norton ; d. 1753 Eeb. 28, 
Norton. She m. (2) 1758 April 13, Norton, SAMUEL NEW COMB of 
Norton, son of Jonathan & Deborah Newcomb of Braintree, Mass., 
b. 1726 Sept. 1, Braintree ; d. 1802 Nov. 18, Norton. 

7 children born in Norton : — 
i. George 5 Morey, b. 1749/50 Jan'y 23 ; d. 1749/50 Feb. 3, Norton. 
ii. George 5 Morey, b. 1750 Dec. 18 ; d. 1829 July 26 ; m. (1) 1784 

June 22, Norton, Anna Palmer, dau. of Rev. Joseph & Sarah 

(Eames) Palmer of Norton ; m. (2) 1818 Oct. — , widow Joan 

( ) Gay. 

iii. Mary 5 Morey, b. 1752 Jan'y 16. 

iv. Rachel 5 Newcomb, b. 1759 Jan'y 3 ; d. 1843 June 19, New York 

City; m. 1780 March 16, Norton, Seth Smith of Norton, son 

of Seth & Sarah (Cobb) Smith of Norton. 
v. Mehitable 5 Newcomb, b. 1761 May 9; d. 1843 Dec. 1, Mansfield, 

Mass. ; m. 1789 Sept. 2, Norton, Elkanah Hall of Mansfield, 

son of John & Elizabeth (White) Hall of Norton, 
vi. Susannah 5 Newcomb, b. 1763 June 10 ; d. 1785 Sept. 25, Norton ; 

m. 1784 Dec. 16, Norton, Jacob Shaw of Norton. 



130 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

vii. Sylvester 5 Newcomb, b. 1768 Oct. 8 ; d. 1860 July 19, Norton ; 
m. (1) 1791 June 21, Taunton, Phebe Hall, dau. of Benjamin 
& Phebe (Leonard) Hall of Raynham, Mass ; m. (2) 1850 Oct. 
16, Taunton, Mrs. Roxanna ( ) Woodward of Taunton. 

George Morey, first husband of Mary 4 Hodges and son of Eliza- 
beth 4 (Hodges) Morey, received the commission of Ensign (according 
to the Morey Ms. Genealogy by Herbert E. Morey of Boston) from 
Gov. Shirley in 1746. If this is correct, then he must have served 
in the wonderful siege and capture of Louisburg, Cape Breton, the 
records of which campaign are so incomplete. He died at a compara- 
tively early age. 

Samuel Newcomb, second husband of Mary, moved in 1728 with 
his parents from Braintree to Norton, where he became an influential 
citizen. He was town treasurer in 1757 and selectman in 1773 and 
1774. He served in the Old French War ; and when the Revolution 
broke out, although nearly 50 years old, he seized his musket and 
marched with the Minute Men to Boston, and then served during 
8 months of the same year in the American forces besieging that 
city. 

Rev. George 5 Morey, born Dec. 18, 1750, graduated at Harvard 
in 1776. After completing his theological studies, he was ordained, 
on Nov. 19, 1783, a Congregational minister at Walpole, Mass., where 
his labors continued 42^- years. He then retired from the active duties 
of his office. During his entire ministry he was detained only once by 
sickness from the Sabbath services and then by a cold. His mind 
was strong, his talents were practical, and his judgment of men and 
things was excellent. 

Sylvester 5 Newcomb was evidently a man of influence and good 
standing in Norton, being elected selectman and assessor for 6 succes- 
sive years, from 1829 to 1834. 

74_ISAAC 4 HODGES [15. Joseph* Henry" 1 Wm 1 '] b. 1728/9 Feb. 4, 
Norton, Mass.; d. 1807 March — , Norton; m. 1750/1 Jan'y 31, 
Norton, MARY PRATT, dau. of Benjamin & Mary (Turner) Pratt of 
Norton, b. 1729 or 1730 ; d. 1814, Norton, aged 84. 

10 children born in Norton : — 

i. Isaac 5 Hodges, b. 1752 March 27 ; d. 1754 Dec. 12, Norton., 

166. ii. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1753 Aug. 22. 

167. iii. Jesse 5 Hodges, b. 1755 Oct. 3. 

168. iv. Isaac 5 Hodges, b. 1757 Aug. 25. 

169. v. Lucilda 5 Hodges, b. 1760 May 27. 

170. vi. Ranah 5 Hodges, b. 1762 April 10. 

171. vii. Anna 5 Hodges, b. 1763 Nov. 21. 

viii. Darius 5 Hodges, b. 1765 Oct. 2 ; d. 1768 March 27, Norton. 

172. ix. Rachel 5 Hodges, b. 1768 March 11. 

173. x. Seth 5 Hodges, b. 1770 July 1. 

Lieut.-Col. Isaac 4 Hodges lived at the Crooked Meadow, in the 
south part of Norton, on the place inherited from his father. He 
was a farmer and owned an interest in the saw-mill built by his 
father. He was much respected and very influential. He was fre- 



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quently entrusted with the disposal of public lands and the arrange- 
ment of school matters, and was elected trustee of school funds. 
He was coroner for 35 or 36 years, assessor 8 years, selectman 10 
years, and representative 2 years, being the first Norton representa- 
tive under the State Constitution. He was town warden in 1790. 
He was prominent in the church, and in 1783 was elected one of the 
trustees of the Congregational Parish of Norton, and chosen agent to 
present to the legislature the petition for incorporation of the parish. 
Probably he served in the French Wars, but no record of such ser- 
vice is known. He took an active part in the Revolution, being 
Captain of the 2nd Co., 4th Bristol County reg't as early as 1776, 
perhaps earlier. On Jan'y 16, 1775, he was elected on the Norton 
Committee to provide for the faithful performance of the recommend- 
ations of the Continental Congress. As Captain, he is on record as 
having served from May to December, 1776, under Col. Ebenezer 
Francis at the Defence of Boston ; in Dec. 1776 and Jan'y 1777 in 
Rhode Island; and, also in Rhode Island, in terms of about a month 
each, in the fall of 1777, in 1778 and in 1779. On June 10, 1779, he 
was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the 4th Bristol County regi- 
ment, of which Isaac Dean was Colonel. His service with this regi- 
ment, whose records are very imperfect, has not been ascertained. 
75— ABIGAIL 4 HODGES [16. Benj 3 Henry 11 Wm l ~\ b. 1720 June 7, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. about 1753 or 1754 ; m. 1746 May 13, Norton, 
BEACH CUTLER of Pomfret, Conn., son of Jonathan & Abigail 
(Bigelow) Cutler, b. 1716 July 4, Colchester, Conn.; d. Plainfield, N. H. 

4 children : — 
i. Benjamin 5 Cutler, b. 1747 Aug. 6, Pomfret, Conn. ; d. Meriden, 

N. H. ; m. Mart Dunlap. 
ii. William 5 Cutler, b. 1748 Nov. 13, Pomfret, Conn. ; d. 1802 ; m. 
Eunice. 

iii. Abigail 5 Cutler, b. 1750 Aug. 6, Killingly, Conn. ; m. 

Alexander. 
iv. Hodges 5 Cutler, b. 1752 July 27, Plainfield, Conn.; d. in child- 
hood. His father gave the same name to a son by his second wife. 
Beach Cutler resided in Pomfret, Killingly and Plainfield, Conn., 
then in Cumberland, R. I., and again in Plainfield, Conn. He finally 
moved to Plainfield, N. H, this township having been granted to him 
and fifty others on Aug. 14, 1761. He married 2nd, Lydia Knight, 
and 3rd, Miss Hall. 

Benjamin 5 Cutler served in the Revolution. He probably served 
as private in Capt. Ezra Towne's Co., Col. James Reed's Reg't of 
N. H, from May 4, 1775, to the end of the year, his name appearing in 
print as Cutter. Or perhaps he was the Benjamin Cutler who served 
in New York State under Capt. Abijah Smith and Col. Enoch Hale. He 
certainly was corporal under Capt. Russell and Col. Jonathan Chase, 
serving from May 7 to June 18, 1777, in the campaign in New York 
against Burgoyne. He moved with his parents to Plainfield, N. H, 
built a log house and accumulated a considerable sum of money which 
he lost through the burning of his house (occasioned by the careless- 



132 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ness of his housekeeper) during his temporary absence. Tradition 
says he henceforth kept his money in a hollow log known only to him- 
self. He recovered from his loss and prospered. A marked trait of 
his character was kindness to the poor. 

William 5 Cutler served from April 10, 1776, to the end of the 
year in Capt. James Osgood's Co., Col. Timothy Bedell's N. H. regi- 
ment. He was sergeant, September and October 1777, in Col. Jonathan 
Chase's regiment under Gen. Gates, and in the Continental Army 
which defeated Gen. Burgoyne in New York State. 

76— ABIAH 4 HODGES [16. Benf Henry 2 JVm 1 ] b. 1722 April 21, Nor- 
ton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1738 Dec. 26, Norton, NEHEMIAH KING of 

Norton, son of Samuel & Sarah (Torrey) King, b. 1717, Weymouth, 
Mass. She m. (2) 1758 Feb. 2, Norton, JONATHAN HUNT of Norton, 
son of Daniel & Patience (Andrews) Hunt, b. 1723 June 15, Norton. 

5 children born in Norton : — 
i. Hezekiah 5 King, b. 1741 Aug. 9. 
ii. Sarah 5 King, b. 1755 Oct. 13 ; prob. d. 1775 Sept. 21, Mansfield, 

Mass. ; unm. 
iii. Elizabeth 5 Hunt, b. 1760 March 8. 
iv. Chloe 5 Hunt, b. 1762 March 11 ; m. 1792 Nov. 29, Isaac Skinner 

of Mansfield, son of James & Jemima (Grover) Skinner of Norton. 
v. Quinct 5 Hunt, b. 1764 June 10; d. 1826 May 7, Mansfield; m. 

1795 Feb. 16, Mansfield, Eunice Skinner, dau. of James & Phebe 

Skinner of Mansfield. 
Hezekiah 5 King served in the French and Indian War. He was 
corporal under Capt. Nathan Hodges from May 12, 1759, to Jan'y 2, 
1760, in the Crown Point Expedition; and Ensign of Capt. Josiah 
Dunbar's Company from March 4 to Dec. 1, 1762 , serving doubtless 
at other periods. 

77— ANNA 4 HODGES [16. Benf Henry 2 Win 1 ] b. 1723 Oct. 13, Norton, 
Mass; m. (1) 1746 May 1, Norton, Dr. JOHN WILD, JR. of Norton, 
son of John and Abigail (Savill?) Wild,b. 1726/7 Feb. 13 or 26, Nor- 
ton ; d. 1756 Dec. 13, Norton. She married (2) 1757 April 21, Norton, 
SAMUEL CLAPP of Norton, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Fisher) Clapp, 
b. 1710 June 6, Norton; d. 1773. 

Children born in Norton : — 
Benjamin 5 Wild, b. 1747 Aug. 25 ; m. 1773 May 11, Norton, Sarah 

Babbitt, dau. of Nathan & Abigail (Cobb) Babbitt of Norton. 
David 5 Wild, b. 1753 April 21 ; d. 1755 Feb. 3, Norton. 
John 5 Clapp, b. 1758 April 3; m. 1785 May 10, Norton, Polly 6 
Makepeace, dau. of Peter & Abigail 5 (Morey) Makepeace of Nor- 
ton. [See No 20.] 
Benjamin 5 Wild probably served during the early years of the 
Kevolution, but from some other than his native town, and so has not 
been identified in the records. In December 1776 and January 1777, 
he served in Rhode Island under Capt. Israel Trow, being sergeant, 
a rank which would never have been entrusted to one serving for the 



THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 133 

first time. In August, 1780, he served again as sergeant in Khode 
Island, with the same captain. In 1787 he was elected school trus- 
tee of Norton, and in 1789 and 1790 was tithing-man. 

John 5 Clapp also was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1777 he served 
1| months in Rhode Island under Capt. Isaac Hodges, being "probably 
corporal, " it is written in the State Archives. But he was private 
under Capt. Israel Trow at the Rhode Island "Alarm " of August, 1780. 

78 _ RACHEL 4 HODGES [16. Benf Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1728 Aug. 30, 
Norton, Mass.; m. 1751 April 25, Norton, RECORD FRANKLIN of 

Norton, son of John & Hannah Franklin of Swansea, Mass. 

9 children born in Norton : — 
i. Elisha 5 Franklin, b. 1751 Nov. 17; d. 1771 Sept. 19, Norton; 

unm. 
ii. Jonathan 5 Franklin, b. 1753 March 15. 
iii. Rachel 5 Franklin, b. 1755 Feb. 9. 
iv. Abigail 5 Franklin, b. 1757 Nov. 6; d. 1788 Dec. 15, Norton; 

unm. 
v. Huldah 5 Franklin, b. 1759 Nov. 1. 

vi. Abel 5 Franklin, b. 1761 Oct. 23; m. 1786 July 27, Taun- 
ton, Mary Ann Andrews, dau. of Samuel & Abigail (Cobb) 
Andrews of Taunton, 
vii. Cynthia 5 Franklin, b. 1764 April 24 ; m. 1785 May 26, Norton, 
Levi Lincoln of Norton, son of Abiel & Sarah (Fisher) Lincoln 
of Norton. 
viii. Asahel 5 Franklin, b. 1770 May 24 ; d. 1772 Feb. 10, Norton. 
ix. Lucy 5 Franklin, b. 1774 April 21. 

Record Franklin served in the French and Indian War, on the 
Crown Point Expedition, from May 12, 1759, to Jan'y 2, 1760, as 
private under Capt. Nathan Hodges. He was warden of Norton in 
1769, assessor in 1771, 1772, and 1776, and on the Committee of 
Correspondence and Inspection in 1777. It is supposed that he 
moved away from Norton with the greater part of his family, possibly 
to Dorset, Vt., where his son Abel is known to have settled. 

Jonathan 5 Franklin served as private, under Capt. Silas Cobb, at 
the Lexington Alarm of April 19, 1775, marching to Boston and 
remaining there the rest of the year, under the same Captain, in the 
American Army besieging that city. In September and October, 
1777, he was a private under Capt. Isaac Hodges in the Secret Expe- 
dition to Rhode Island. 

79 — EPHRAIM 4 HODGES [16. Benp Henry 1 Wm 1 ] b. 1730, Norton, 
Mass.; d. 1768, at sea; m. 1752 Nov. 15, Pembroke, Mass., RACHEL 
COX, dau. of William & Mary (Ramsden) Cox, b. 1732 May 26, Pem- 
broke. She m. (2) 1773 July 29, Taunton, William 4 Hodges [See 
No. 54], and d. 1775 Jan'y 6, Taunton. 

7 children born in Norton. 

i. Benjamin 5 Hodges, b. 1753 ; d. 1842 Dec. 26 or 28, Norton, 
aged 91 ; m. 1778 Aug. 27, Norton, Abigail 5 Hodges, dau. of 



134 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

Jonathan 4 & Abigail (Sanford) Hodges [See No. 71], b. 1756 
Oct. 12, Norton; d. 1807 May 5, Providence, E. I. No children. 
ii. Eachel 5 Hodges, b. 1755 ; m. Gideon Barker. 

174. iii. Ephraim 5 Hodges, b. 1757. 

175. iv. Nathaniel 5 Hodges, bapt. 1760 April 26. 

176. v. Ezra 5 Hodges, bapt. 1762 May 23. 
vi. Daniel 5 Hodges, bapt. 1764 Oct. 14. 

177. vii. Experience 5 Hodges, bapt. 1766 Aug. 31. 

Ephraim 4 Hodges must have been a man of solid worth, for he 
was made tithing-man of Norton in 1758, when only 28 years old ; 
and tithing-men were elected " of the most prudent and discreet in- 
habitants," and given large powers for inspecting licensed inns, 
searching houses suspected of selling liquors without a license, and 
bringing before the magistrates "stubborne and disorderly children 
and servants, night-walkers, typlers, Saboath-breakers," and all per- 
sons whose conduct tended " to debauchery, irreligion, prophaness & 
atheisine." In 1767 he was assessor. He served in the French and 
Indian War, enlisting, in June 1758, as private in the force raised to 
invade Canada. He was sent to Castle Island, Boston Harbor, and 
thence to Maine, where he rose to the rank of sergeant in Capt. John 
North's company, and served until December, or later. In 1759 he 
served 33 weeks as sergeant in the company of Capt. Nathan Hodges, 
which went to New York State in the Crown Point Expedition. He 
was sick or wounded in this campaign, being in the hospital at Fort 
Edward from June 19 to July 15. He met his death on a whaling 
voyage. He and his son Benjamin were in a boat in pursuit of a 
whale, which, being harpooned, struck the boat. Ephraim was 
knocked overboard with others, and drowned in sight of his son. 

Benjamin 5 Hodges led an adventurous life. He was only 15 
when he went on the whaling voyage and saw his father drowned. 
He enlisted in the Eevolutionary Army, and served in Rhode Island 
almost continuously from April 1777 to April 1778, first as private in 
Capt. Israel Trow's company, then as corporal in Capt. Silas Cobb's 
company, and lastly under Capt. Samuel Fales. In 1779 he served 3 
months under Capt Joseph Richardson, in New York. Very likely 
he saw other service, the record of which has not been found. In 
1777 he bought land in Hardwick, Mass., went to reside there 
apparently in 1779, and sold his real estate there in 1780. Later, he 
went to Providence, R. L, and became a successful merchant. But 
he met with a disastrous reverse when he fitted out a vessel and went 
with it on a trading voyage to the West Indies. He sold his cargo at 
a good price and received his pay in specie. On the return voyage, 
when becalmed, the vessel was boarded by pirates, who seized the 
specie and everything else of value, and then went away, telling the 
captain and the owner that they were very fortunate in not being 
compelled to " walk the plank." During the last 15 years of his life, 
his health was broken and part of the time he was in the Dexter 
Asylum in Providence. He returned to Norton shortly before his 
death. Notwithstanding his checkered life and his misfortunes, he 
retained his cheerfulness, and his young relatives always were heartily 
welcomed and cheerily entertained by "Uncle Ben." 



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Daniel 5 Hodges enlisted July 4, 1780, for 6 months in the Conti- 
nental Army and served in New York and New Jersey until Dec. 5, be- 
ing "16 years of age, 5 ft. 5 in. in Stature, and of Buddy Coinplection." 
The record of his baptism and the records of this military service 
constitute all the documentary evidence concerning him as yet dis- 
covered. 

80 — EPHRAIM 4 HODGES [17. Ephraim 3 Henry 1 Wm 1 ] b. 1740 Sept. 
4, Preston, Conn.; m. 1772 Oct. 8, Mansfield, Conn., MARY WENT- 
WORTH, dau. of Ebenezer Wentworth of Coventry, Conn., who d. Wil- 
lington, Conn. 

6 children born in Mansfield, Conn : — 

i. Mary 5 Hodges, b. 1774 Jan'y 20 ; prob. d. young. 

ii. Andrew 5 Hodges, b. 1776 March 7; married and had chil- 
dren; went to Canada. 

iii. Lucinda 5 Hodges, b. 1779 March 29; d. unm. 

178. iv. Seth 5 Hodges, b. 1782 Sept. 20. 

179. v. Fidelia 5 Hodges, b. 1785 Nov. 2. 

vi. Zalmon 5 Hodges, b. 1788 Nov. 7 ; d. 1863 March 27, Willing- 
ton, Conn. ; m. 1821 Nov. 7, Mansfield, Conn., Marcia 
Chamberlain, dau. of Wilson & Abigail (Maine) Chamber- 
lain, b. 1802 March 4, Mansfield, ; m. (2) Samuel White ; and 
d. 1892 Nov. 17, South Sutton, Mass. No children. 
81 —MARY 5 HODGES [19. Ebenezer* John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1734 July 12, 
Norton, Mass.; d. 1773 Feb. 25, Norton; m. 1750 May 3, Norton, 
SAMUEL 5 MOREY of Norton, son of George & Elizabeth 4 (Hodges) 
Morey [No. 20], b. 1727 Aug 19, Norton; d. 1798 Dec. 15, Norton. 
He m. (2) 1774 June 22,, Hopkinton, Mass., widow Ruhamah Mullen 
of Hopkinton, who d. 1807 Nov. 9. 

8 children born in Norton : — 
i. Ebenezer 6 Morey, b. 1751 Nov. 13 ; d. 1778 Jan'y 26, Norton ; 

m. 1774 March 31, Norton, Lydia Copeland, dau. of Deacon 

Benjamin & Sarah (Allen) Copeland of Norton. 
ii. Sarah 6 Morey, b. 1755 Feb. 27 ; m. Elijah 5 Hodges. See No. 116. 
iii. Samuel 6 Morey, b. 1757 June 4; d. 1836 Nov. 8, Norton; m. 

1787 April 19, Norton, Sarah Palmer, dau. of Rev. Joseph & 

Sarah (Eames) Palmer of Norton. 
iv. Daniel 6 Morey, b. 1759 Aug. 8 ; d. 1783 July 31, Norton ; unm. 
v. Anna 6 Morey, b. 1762 Feb. 11 ; d. 1843, Norton ; m. (1) 1778 Oct. 

20, Norton, Dr. Timothy Smith of Norton, son of Timothy & 

Hannah (Hall) Smith; m. (2) 1795 Dec. 10, Norton, Abiel 

Lincoln of Norton, son of Abiel & Sarah (Fisher) Lincoln of 

Norton. 
vi. Fanny 6 Morey, b. 1764 July 16 ; d. 1849 Jan'y 2, Norton ; m. 

1794 June 1, Norton, Laban 6 Wheaton of Norton, son of Dr. 

George & Elizabeth 5 (Morey) Wheaton of Norton. See No. 20. 
vii. Mary 6 Morey, b. 1766 Nov. 7 ; d. 1861 May 6, Norton ; m. 1802 

Dec. 20, Norton, Oliver Sweet of Norton, son of Michael & 

Rachel (Foster) Sweet of Attleboro, Mass. 



136 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

viii. Lettice 6 Mobey, b. 1768 Dec. 25; d. 1848 March 6, Attleboro, 
Mass. ; in. 1801 Nov. 23, Attleboro, Eev. Nathan Holman of 
Attleboro, son of David & Lucy (Thornton) Holman of Sutton, 
Mass. 

Samuel 5 Moeey married his cousin, Maby 5 Hodges, when she "was 
not quite 16 years old, and a month after their marriage he was 
appointed her guardian by the Probate Court. When in Sept. 1779, 
the town of Boston wrote to the town of Norton, asking for supplies 
of food which were sadly needed, he was elected on a committee " to 
collect sheep and grain for to carry to Boston, for the supply of sd. 
town of Boston." He was appointed Justice of the Peace, Jan'y 9, 
1789. 

Db. Samuel 6 Mobet graduated at Yale in 1777, and soon after 
entered the Bevolutionary Army as surgeon. After the war he 
practised medicine in Norton and became quite distinguished in the 
profession. He was a popular and influential citizen and was elected 
town treasurer 6 years and representative to the State legislature 2 
years. He was a school trustee, and one of the original board of 
directors, in 1794, of the Norton Library. He was charter member 
of the Bristol Lodge of Freemasons, organized in Norton June 14, 
Anno Lucis 5797. 

Daniel 6 Mobey was a Bevolutionary soldier. He was at the siege 
of Boston, serving as private under Capt. Macey Williams, May to 
December, 1775. In 1777 he enlisted for 3 years, receiving £20 
bounty, in Col. Crane's Artillery regiment, and was gunner in Capt. 
Cook's company. He served from April 1, 1777, to June 25, 1778, if 
not longer. 

82 — ELIZABETH 5 HODGES [21. Eliphalet* John 5 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1736/7 
Feb. 21, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1756 April 28j Norton, CALEB LYON 
of Woodstock, Conn., son of Caleb Lyon. 

Children : — 
John Hodges 6 Lyon. 

83— DAVID 5 HODGES [21. Eliphalet 4 John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1742 June 30, 
Norton, Mass. ; m. 1762 Sept. 9, Norton, BETHIAH KNAPP, dau. of 
Jonathan & Mehitable (Tucker) Knapp, b. 1746 March 26, Norton. 

He served as private in the company of Capt. Nathan Hodges for 
33 weeks in the Crown Point Expedition of 1759, when the French 
were driven from the Lake Champlain country. He was either sick 
or wounded on this campaign, being in the hospital at Fort Edward 
from June 29 to July 15. What became of him and his wife after 
their marriage, is not known. Their deaths are not recorded at Nor- 
ton, nor the births of any children. Perhaps they went to New York 
State, as did many who had campaigned in that State. 

84— HANNAH 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1737/8 Jan'y 
22, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1778 Aug. 19, Norton ; m. 1753 Nov. 8, Norton, 
NOAH WISWALL of Norton, son of Ebenezer & Anna (Capen) Wis- 
wall, b. 1727 Nov. 25, Dorchester, Mass. ; d. 1813 Aug. 10, Norton. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 137 

10 children born in Norton : — 
i. Noah 6 Wiswall, b. 1754 Sept. 5 ; d. 1778 Oct. 16, Norton. 
ii. Anna 6 Wiswall, b. 1756 Dec. 15 ; d. 1844 July 18 ; m. 1780 Oct. 

19, Norton, Rev. James Briggs of Cummington, Mass., son of 

James & Damaris (White) Briggs of Norton, 
iii. Mercy 6 Wiswall, b. 1759 July 3 ; in. 1786 Dec. 2, Norton, 

William Verry of Norton. 
iv. Macey 6 Wiswall, b. 1762 April 3 ; m. Polly. 
v. James 6 Wiswall, b. 1764 Oct. 28. 
vi. Elijah 6 Wiswall, b. 1767 April 22; m. (1) Nancy Verry; m. 

(2) 1794 Aug. 17, Norton, Elizabeth Verry; both daughters of 

James & Abigail Verry of Norton, 
vii. Betty 6 Wiswall, b. 1769 Sept. 29; d. Maine; unm. 
viii. George 6 Wiswall, b. 1772 March 6 ; m. 1798 Nov. 11, Norton, 

Mary Morey, dau. of Ebenezer & Lydia (Copeland) Morey of 

Norton. 
ix. Hannah 6 Wiswall, b. 1774 Aug. 4 ; d. 1778 Sept. 16, Norton. 
x. Rachel 6 Wiswall, b. 1777 Aug. 16 ; d. 1816 Jan'y 19 ; m. 1804 

March 29, Norton, William P. Griffin of Portland, Me. 
Noah Wiswall, senior, was assessor and town treasurer of Norton 
for several years, and was on the committee which divided the town 
into school districts in 1785. He was active at the time of the Revo- 
lution, marching to Boston, although nearly 48 years old, as sergeant 
of Capt. Seth Gilbert's Minute Men of April 1775. For a number of 
years, beginning in 1774, he was on the Norton Committee of Corres- 
pondence and Inspection, whose manifold duties included furnishing 
men and supplies to the American forces, caring for the sick soldiers, 
etc., etc. During the war he united with another member of the 
family [See No. 32] in an attempt to manufacture molasses out of the 
stalks of Indian corn, but the success was not great. 

Noah 6 Wiswall, junior, was a Minute Man of '75 in the same 
company as his father. Having marched to Boston as Minute Man, 
he remained there until December, besieging the town, having at once 
re-enlisted for 8 months under Capt. Silas Cobb. 

Macey 6 Wiswall served a little over 3 months in 1780 in the 
troops raised to re-inforce the Continental Army. 

85 — EDMUND 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* John 3 - 2 Wm}~\ b. 1744 Aug. 
17, Norton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1764 July 25, Norton, RACHEL GODFREY, 
dau. of James & Mary (Gilbert) Godfrey, b. 1748 Sept. 2, Norton. 
He m (2) RUTH (FLETCHER) PADDOCK, widow of Robert Paddock. 

Children : — 
i. Margaret 6 Hodges, b. 1765 Oct 19 ; m. Seth 5 Hodges. See No. 
102. 
Very likely the following also (but proof is lacking); although 
possibly Ebenezer, Edmund and Eliphalet were sons of Seth 4 Hodges. 
[See No. 40] : — 

ii. Ebenezer Hodges, who was in Pomfret, Vt. in 1790 and 1791, 
and held two notes formerly held by Edmund 5 Hodges. 



138 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

iii. Edmund Hodges, who served, March, 1781, in Capt. John 
Throop's company which was raised in and around Pomfret, Vt. 
iv. Eliphalet Hodges, who served at the Koyalton Alarm of 
Oct. 16, 1780, in Lieut. Bartholomew Durkee's company, which 
was raised in and around Pomfret, Vt. This may have been 
the Eliphalet Hodges who served 3 months, Aug. 20 to 
Nov. 20, 1781, as corporal under Capt. Abel King of Wil- 
braham, Mass., in Col. Sear's Hampshire County (Mass.) 
regiment, in New York State. Possibly he was also the Eliph- 
alet Hodges of South Brimfield (now Wales), Mass., who, 
with wife Sibyl and others, sold land there April 21, 1804. 
v. Richard Hodges, who m. Rhoda Read, dau. of Job Read of 
Vermont, and had : — i. Louisa Hodges ; ii. Cynthia Hodges. 
[Reed Family.] This Rhoda Read seems to have been dau. of 
Job & Sarah Read, and b. 1789 March 2, Barnard, Vt. [Bar- 
nard town records.] 
Edmund 5 Hodges had a long and honorable military service, and 
it is principally by the records of this service that his career has been 
traced. While still a youth, he went to Sutton, Worcester County, 
and at this place, when 15 years old, enlisted in Capt. Sylvester Rich- 
mond's Co., and served nearly 20 weeks (June 18 to Dec. 1) in 1760, 
during the French and Indian War. He married in Norton when not 
quite 20 years old, but probably was then a resident of Worcester 
County. When the news came of the battle of Lexington, he at once 
volunteered as a Minute Man under Capt. Simon Hazeltine, and 
marched to Boston, serving from April 19 to 29, 1775. On April 
29 he re-enlisted as sergeant of Capt. Silas Cobb's Co., and served at 
the Siege of Boston; and when his company's term of 8 months 
expired, in December, he became sergeant of Capt. Barnabas Sear's 
Co., and continued at the Siege. When the British evacuated Boston, 
he went with the American army to New York, as Ensign and then 
Lieut, in Capt. Nathan Hamilton's Co., Col. Samuel Brewer's Reg't, 
and probably was in the battles of Long Island and around New 
York City, and at Trenton and Princeton. On March 18, 1777, he was 
commissioned Captain of the 6th Co., 4th Worcester County Reg't. 
In May, June and July, he served in Rhode Island under Col. Josiah 
Whitney. In July and August, he was in Col. Job Cushing's Reg't, 
which went to Bennington, Vt., and he probably fought in the battle 
of Bennington on Aug. 15. Thus, as shown by the rolls, he per- 
formed almost continuous military service from April 19, 1775 to 
Aug. 29, 1777. In the latter part of 1777 or the beginning of 1778, he 
moved to Barnard, Vt., and on the organization of the town, April 7, 
1778, he was elected assessor, and this year (according to the History 
of Hardwick, p. 399) he was in the legislature of Vermont. He was 
a member of the legislature in 1779, was one of the 18 persons 
nominated by a legislative committee for members of a Board of 
War (but was not one of the 9 elected), and was appointed by the 
Council a member of the Committee to Report on the Town of 
Royalton. In 1780 he moved from Barnard to the adjoining town of 
Pomfret. In Oct. 1780, he had command of a company which served 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 139 

14 days at Fort Fortitude, Bethel, Vt. He was quite prominent in 
Porufret, was selectman in 1782 and was elected to various town 
offices from 1780 to 1785. He sold land there in 1787. After this 
date he disappears from the town records, which contain no mention 
of his 2nd marriage or of his death. But these records are defective. 
There is no mention of him in the Probate Records at Woodstock, so 
that possibly he moved from this neighborhood. His widow (accord- 
ing to family records) died in Woodstock, July 26, 1814. How many 
children he had is not definitely known. Only one, Margaret, has 
been positively identified by family records. But he lived in towns 
where the records were kept imperfectly, and there are indications 
that he had other children, as suggested above. 

86— DELIVERANCE 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* Jo/m 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1746 
Dec. 26, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1801 June 26, Norton ; m. 1764 May 24, 
Norton, Gen. SILAS COBB of Norton, son of Benjamin & Mary 
(Mason) Cobb, b. 1743 Sept. 4, Norton; m. (2) 1803 May 12, Sibyl 
Ingell of Taunton; and d. 1833 Oct. 28, Barre, Mass. 

9 children born in Norton : — 
i. Miriam 6 Cobb, b. 1764 Oct. 28; d. 1852 Feb. 7, Norton; m. 1787 

May 29, Norton, Capt. Josiah King of Norton, son of Josiah & 

Ruth (Bassett) King of Norton, 
ii. A son, b. 1767 Feb. 19 ; d. 1767 Feb. 23, Norton, 
iii. Silas 6 Cobb, b. 1768 Sept. 25 ; d. 1818 July 9, Swansea, Mass. ; 

m. 1801 Sept. 17, Norton, Eunice Smith, dau. of Timothy & 

Mary (Wales) (Bass) Smith of Norton. 
iv. Lyman 6 Cobb, b. 1771 April 27; m. 1793 May 5, Norton, Betsey 

Branack or Brannock, perhaps dau. of Consider & Desire (Sim- 
mons) Brannock of Middleboro, Mass. 
v. Sarah 6 Cobb, b. 1773 July 29; d. 1807 Oct. 21, Norton; m. 1806 

Nov. 27, Sanforth 6 Freeman of Norton, son of Nathaniel & 

Bethiah 5 (Hodges) Freeman of Norton. [No. 161.] 
vi. Pliny 6 Cobb, b. 1775 Sept. 21. 
vii. Edmund 6 Cobb, b. 1779 Aug. 13; m. Mehitable Bassett, dau. 

of Isaac & Mehitable (Makepeace) Bassett of Norton, 
viii. Deliverance 6 Cobb, b. 1782 Oct. 14 ; m. 1802 Jan'y 7, Norton, 

Isaac Bassett of Norton, son of Isaac & Mehitable (Makepeace) 

Bassett of Norton, 
ix. Mary 6 Cobb, b. 1785 Oct. 6 ; m. 1811 April 7, Norton, Dr. Rurus 

Pierce. 
Gen. Silas Cobb was one of the most prominent men ever resident 
in Norton. He was Captain of a company of Minute Men, who 
marched to Boston at the Lexington Alarm, commanded a company 
during the Siege of Boston in 1775 and 1776, and perhaps (the records 
are not definite) served in the subsequent "Defence of Boston." 
In 1777 he served at least 6 months in Rhode Island. He was com- 
missioned Major in 1780, Colonel in 1788 and Brigadier-General in 
1792. After all his fighting in the Revolution, he voted, at a town 
meeting called to consider the subject, against the continuance of the 



140 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

War of 1812. He held many town offices, being on the Committee of 
Correspondence and Inspection 2 years, selectman 1 year, town 
treasurer 2 years, warden 3 years, town clerk 6 years, and assessor 
7 years. He was a Justice of the Peace. He was an earnest advocate 
of public schools, held the positions of school agent and school 
trustee 6 years, and was a founder and original director of the first 
Norton Library, organized in 1794. As illustrative of the customs 
and ideas of his time, it may be mentioned that he held an inn-keeper's 
license for 30 years, and was for a long time pound-keeper. 

Silas 6 Cobb studied law and opened an office in Rehoboth, but 
soon removed to Swansea, where he spent most of his subsequent life. 

87— ELIZABETH 5 HODCES [23. Edmund* John*-* Wm}~] b. 1749 April 
13, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1769 Oct. 15, Norton; m. 1767 July 8, Norton, 
SAMUEL GODFREY of Norton, son of James & Mary (Gilbert) God- 
frey, b. 1746 July 7, Norton ; m. (2) Mary 5 Hodges [No. 166] ; d. 
1801 March 12, Norton. 

2 children born in Norton : — 

i. James 6 Godfrey, b. 1767 Dec. 2 ; d. 1837 Sept. 22, West Bridge- 
water, Mass. ; m. Sarah Clapp, dau. of David & Hannah (King) 
Clapp of Norton. 

ii. Gershom 6 Godfrey, b. 1769 June lj m. 1792 Nov. 29, Norton, 
Lurana Kinsley, dau. of Abiel & Bethiah (Williams) Kinsley 
of Easton, Mass. 
Samuel Godfrey served at the beginning of the Revolution in the 

company of Capt.. Seth Gilbert, which marched to Boston at news of 

the battle of Lexington. 

88— SARAH 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* John*-* Wm l ] b. 1751 July 16, 
Norton, Mass.; d. 1781 Oct. 29, Norton; m. 1773 Oct. 14, Norton, 
Dr. ADAM JOHNSTONE of Norton, b. Scotland; d. 1806 June 10, 

Danby, Vt. 

3 children born in Norton: — 

i. Sarah 6 Johnstone, bapt. 1774 Sept 18, Norton ; d. 1776 Feb. 25, 

Norton. 
ii. Betsey 6 Johnstone, bapt. 1776 May 26, Norton; m. 1804 Dec. 3, 

Danby, Vt., Dr. Abraham Locke of Danby, son of Abraham & 

Hannah (Locke) Locke, 
iii. Hannah 6 Johnstone, bapt. 1779 May 23, Norton. 

Dr. Adam Johnstone, a Scotchman by birth, came to Norton about 
1772, and practised medicine there. He is said to have served as 
surgeon during the Revolution. He kept a public house in Norton 
from 1780 to 1787 and then seems to have gone to Pelham. Mass., and 
resided there for a time. From there he went to Danby, Vt. 

89 — TISDALE 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* John 3 - 2 Wm l ] b. 1753 Dec. 7, 
Norton, Mass.; d. 1811 or 1812, Petersham, Mass.; m. 1774 Oct. 6, 
Norton, NAOMI 5 HODGES, dau. of Joseph 4 & Miriam 4 (Hodges) 
(Bishop) Hodges [No. 68], b. 1754 Oct. 8, Norton. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 141 

8 children born in Norton : — 

180. i. Allen 6 Hodges, b. 1775 Sept. 29. 

181. ii. Guilford 6 Hodges, b. 1778 Jan'y 25. 

182. iii. Lemuel 6 Hodges, b. 1780 Feb. 6. 

iv. William 6 Hodges, b. 1782 March 11 ; d. 1782 June, 30, 

Norton, 
v. Tisdale 6 Hodges, b. 1783 April 21 ; d. 1806 ; unm. 
vi. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1785 April 3 ; d. young. 

183. vii. Jekry 6 Hodges, b. 1787 March 22. 

viii. Thomas 6 Hodges, bapt. 1789 Sept. 13; d. young. 

Tisdale 5 Hodges served in the Revolution, marching to Boston on 
the news of the battle of Lexington as private in Capt. Silas Cobb's 
company. In 1780 he served a short term in Rhode Island as private 
in Capt. Israel Trow's company. He may have done other service, 
but no record of such has been found. He continued in the militia 
after the war, rising through the various grades to the captaincy of a 
troop of cavalry, which he received Dec. 17, 1793. He was a man of 
advanced and liberal ideas and owned considerable property. He sent 
several of his sons to college. He was warden of Norton in 1782, 
and selectman in 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1799 and 1800. In 1804 he 
bought a farm of 190 acres in Petersham and soon after moved to 
that town, where he passed the rest of his life. 

Dr. Tisdale 6 Hodges, when a boy, had his leg so badly cut with a 
scythe that he ever afterwards was lame. He was graduated at 
Brown University in 1804, studied medicine, and practised a short 
time in Bristol, R. I., where he was successful and popular. In July, 
1806, he left Bristol on the brig Jay, with the intention of trans- 
ferring to the ship Semiramis, which he expected to meet on the 
coast of Africa. A Bristol newspaper, in a flattering notice of his 
career, states that he died " at the Galinas, Africa," doubtless island 
of Gallina, of Gallinhas, one of the Bissagos group, on the west coast 
of Africa. 

90 — JOHN 5 HODGES [23. Edmund"- John*- 2 Wm 1 '} b. 1756 May 5, 

Norton, Mass. ; d. 1802 April 26, Norton ; m. 1780 Nov. 2, Mansfield, 
ABIGAIL 6 WHEAT ON, dau. of Dr. George & Elizabeth 5 (Morey) 
Wheaton [No. 20], b. 1761 Sept. 10, Norton; d. 1847 Nov. 14, 
Norton. 

5 children born in Norton : — 

184. i, Elizabeth Wheaton 6 Hodges, b. 1783 Feb. 21. 

ii. Abigail 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Aug. 19; d. 1840, Norton ; unm. 

185. iii. Fanny 6 Hodges, b. 1789 May 4. 

186. iv. Nancy 6 Hodges, b. 1791 June 6. 

187. v. Lucinda 6 Hodges, b. 1794 May 28. 

John 5 Hodges served in the Eight Months' Service, at the Siege of 
Boston, in 1775, as private in Capt. Silas Cobb's company. In 1777 
he served about a month under Capt. Isaac Hodges in the Secret 
Expedition to Rhode Island. In August, 1780, he was again in 
Rhode Island, as corporal of Capt. Seth Smith's company. He evi- 



142 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

dently continued in the militia, as in 1802 " Lieutenant " John Hodges 
was a selectman of Norton, but he could have held the civil position 
only a short time, as he died in the spring of this year. He seems to 
have been actively interested in school matters. As soon after the 
Revolution as the finances became somewhat settled, he headed a 
movement for the building of school-houses, and carried a vote to this 
effect in the town meeting of Dec. 30, 1789; but this vote was 
recousidered the next month, and for several years nothing was done. 

91— DANIEL 5 HODGES [23. Edmund* John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1763 June 
9, Norton, Mass.; d. 1789 Jan'y — , Hardwick, Mass.; m. 1787 
March 12, Eehoboth, ELONA SHEPARDSON, dau. of Capt. Zebadiah 
& Deborah Shepardson, b. 1767 Dec. 2, Providence, R. I. She m. 
(2) 1791 Feb. 7, Eehoboth, Mass., Caleb Abell, town clerk of Eeho- 
both. 

1 child: — 

188. i. Elona 6 Hodges, b. 1789 April 22, Eehoboth. 

Daniel 5 Hodges, at the age of 14, was fifer in Capt. Silas Cobb's 
company, and served from July 29, 1777, to Jan'y 2, 1778, in Ehode 
Island. In the fall of 1779 he served about a month, also in Ehode 
Island, under Captain Enoch Eobinson. In July, 1780, he enlisted 
for six months in the Continental Army and served in New York and 
New Jersey. From the descriptive lists it is known that he was then 
17 years old, 5 feet 5 inches in height, and of dark complexion. 
Again in March, 1781, he served a short term in Ehode Island. After 
the war he went apparently to Eehoboth, where he married, and cer- 
tainly to Hardwick, Mass., where he died. 

92 — JONATHAN 5 HODGES [25. Jonathan* Nath'l* John* Wm 1 ] b. 
1746/7 Jan'y 24, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1823, Corinth, N. Y. ; m. 1771 
Jan'y 8, Norton, ABIGAIL CARPENTER, dau. of William & Abigail 
(White) Carpenter, b. 1750 June 8, Norton ; d. 1795, Greenfield, N. Y. 

7 children : — 

i. Jonathan 6 Hodges, b. 1773 March 9, Norton ; d. at the age 
of 18. 

189. ii. Macey 6 Hodges, b. 1775 April 18, Norton. 

190. iii. Deborah 6 Hodges, b. 1778 or 1779, Norton. 

191. iv. Lewis 6 Hodges, b. 1782, Ballston Spa, N. Y. 

v. Claudius 6 Hodges, b. 1785, prob. Greenfield, N. Y. ; d. 1879 
April 1, Corinth, N. Y., aged 93 ; unm. 

192. vi. William Carpenter 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Aug. 30, Greenfield 

or Corinth, N. Y. 

vii. Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1789 or 1790, Greenfield or Corinth ; 

d. 1839, Corinth, aged 49 ; unm. 

Jonathan 5 Hodges, sergeant of Capt. Silas Cobb's company, went 

to Boston on April 29, 1775, and served for 8 months at the siege of 

that city. In December 1777, and Jan'y 1778, he served as sergeant 

in Ehode Island under Capt. Isaac Hodges, and again in Ehode Island 

in August and September 1779 as sergeant under Capt. Samuel White. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 143 

When the call for help came from Tiverton, R. I., in August 1780, 
he did not insist upon his rank as sergeant, but voluntered as private 
and served a short term under Capt. Israel Trow. About 1781 or 
1782 he moved with his family to Saratoga County, New York, going 
first to Ballston; thence, after two years, to Greenfield; and finally to 
Corinth, where he made a home in the forest wilderness and lived for 
the rest of his days. 

Jonathan 6 Hodges, when very young, studied medicine and was in 
a hospital in Albany, when he caught the small-pox of which he died. 

Claudius 6 Hodges lived in Corinth on the family homestead with 
his bachelor brother, Leonard, and his married sister, Deborah. For 
more than fifty years he was a prominent member of the Methodist 
church. In politics he was a Whig and then a Republican, and during 
the war contributed liberally to the Union cause. He was an enter- 
taining talker, and when he was old, the young people were wont to 
visit him and listen to his stories of pioneer life and adventures, and 
of the changes in the place which he, as an early settler, had helped 
to clear of the forests originally covering the region. 

93 — DEBORAH 5 HODGES [25. Jonathan* NaWP John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1748 July 14, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1824 or 1825, Franklin, Mass. ; m. 
(1) 1771 Sept. 5, Norton, JOHN ALLEN, who d. 1782 Nov. 4, Norton. 
She m. (2) 1784 March 15, Norton, Dr. LEWIS LEPRILETE of Norton, 
b. 1750 Oct. 10, Nantes, France ; d. 1804 July 29, Franklin, Mass. 

1 child by her 2nd husband : — 
i. A son, d. Franklin, Mass., aged 6 yrs. 

Deborah 5 Hodges was a woman of strong common sense and 
practical ability, managing her household well and economically, and 
greatly admired and respected by those who knew her well, especially 
by those of her own sex. She is said to have left considerable 
property at her death. When her second husband came to Norton, a 
poor man but an able physician, she aided him in many ways, buying 
for him the first horse and saddle which he owned in America. Her 
only child, a son by her second husband, one day followed his father 
to the small-pox hospital in Franklin, and caught this disease which 
proved fatal. [Mrs. D. A. L? (Davis) Clothier.'] 

John Allen, first husband of Deborah, is thought to have been 
the John Allen of Norton who saw much service in the Revolution, 
beginning, in April, 1775, as 2nd Lieutenant of Capt. Silas Cobb's 
company of Minute Men, and rising to the rank of Captain. 

Dr. Lewis Leprilete was a noteworthy man. He had many 
peculiarities, but was a very able physician, standing high in the 
opinion of his fellow-practitioners. His name was borne by quite a 
number of the sons of his medical pupils, who were numerous. One 
of these sons, Dr. Lewis Leprilete Miller of Providence, R. I., 
is said to have possessed a very good portrait of his father's 
teacher. Dr. Leprilete came to Norton about the end of the Revolu- 
tion, and remained there until about 1792, when he removed to 
Jamaica Plain, now a part of Boston. After two or three years he 



144 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

returned to France, and was absent about seven y ears. During tbis 
absence, he was compelled to serve in tbe French Army. He was 
reticent of his personal history and not many details of his life are 
known. He always refused to speak of Napoleon. On his return to 
the United States, be located at Franklin, Mass., and tbere remained 
until his death. He was buried at Jamaica Plain, and over his grave 
the Mass. Medical Society (or members therof) placed a stone with an 
inscription reciting that he was " very celebrated in surgery." He 
had given his body to Dr. Warren of Boston for anatomical purposes, 
and it was removed from the grave after the funeral services. 

94 — NATHANIEL 5 HODGES [25. Jonathan* Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1750 May 21, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1828, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. (1) 1774 
May 24, Mansfield, HANNAH SKINNER, jjrob. dau. of Thomas & 
Hannah (Bates) Skinner, and b. 1754 Aug. 10, Norton. She d. 1800 
Dec. 13, Mansfield. He m. (2) 1803 March 10, Attleboro, MARTHA 
DEAN, dau. of Ephraim & Martha (Balcom) Dean of Attleboro, 
Mass. 

7 children : — 

193. i. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1775 April 17, Norton. 

ii. Nathaniel 6 Hodges, b. 1778 Jan'y 28, Mansfield; d. 1832, Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; m. 1801 June 1, Attleboro, Esther Fairbrother, 
dau. of Thomas & Mary (Brown) Fairbrother, b. 1776 July 27, 
Cumberland, B. I. (formerly Attleboro, Mass.). No children. 

194. iii. Joseph Warren 6 Hodges, b. 1780 Aug. 22, Mansfield. 

195. iv. Preston 6 Hodges, b. 1785 June 14, Mansfield. 

196. v. George 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Sept. 5, Mansfield. 

197. vi. Anna 6 Hodges, b. 1790 April 26, Mansfield. 

198. vii. Deborah 6 Hodges, b. 1795 July 31, Mansfield. 
Nathaniel 5 Hodges served in December 1776 and January 1777, 

also in September and October 1777, as private under Capt. Isaac 
Hodges in Bhode Island. 

95 — DAVID 5 HODGES [25. Jonathan* Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1752 
Feb. 15, Norton, Mass. ; cl. about 1806, Norton ; m. 1783 May 1, 
Norton, LYDIA 5 HODGES, dau. of Timothy 4 & Lydia (Cox) Hodges 
[No. 70], b. 1757 June 11, Norton; d. 1852 July 5, Corinth, N. Y. 

6 children born in Norton : — 

199. i. Lydia 6 Hodges, b. 1784 March 3. 

200. ii. David 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Nov. 7. 

iii. Timothy 6 Hodges, b. 1789 Jan'y 24 ; d. 1814, Norton ; unm. 

201. iv. Deborah 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Nov. 23. 

v. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1798 Jan'y 15 ; d. yOung. 

vi. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1800 March 14 ; d. 1824 Nov. 24, Green- 
field, N. Y.; m. 1822 Feb. 1, Greenfield, Ezra Day of 
Greenfield, son of Ezra & Buth (Whipple) Day of Greenfield, 
b. 1800 Nov. 13 ; d. 1862 Dec. 7, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. Had 
1 child : — Betsey Hodges 1 Day who d. in infancy. 



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David 5 Hodges had a long Revolutionary record. When the news 
came of the battle of Lexington, he marched to Boston, a private in 
Capt. Silas Cobb's company, and remained under the same Captain 
until the end of the year, besieging Boston. He then, in December 
1775, enlisted for one year in Capt. Thomas Pierce's company of Col. 
Knox's artillery, staid at Boston until it was evacuated by the British, 
and then served in New York. In May 1778, he re-enlisted for 9 
months in the Continental Army and served again in New York 
State. The descriptive list of May 21, 1778, gives the following 
details : — Age, 26 years ; height, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
black ; eyes, dark. In 1779 he was living in Lyman, N. H., his name 
being signed to petitions that year for abatement of taxes of inhabi- 
tants of that town. After his marriage he returned to Norton, of 
which town he was a tithing-man in 1805. His widow received a 
pension on account of his Revolutionary services, and not long after 
his death moved with her family to Corinth, N. Y. 

96 — ABIGAIL 5 HODGES [25. Jonathan* Nat h' I 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1755 

Jan'y 6, Norton, Mass. ; d. doubtless in Westmoreland, N. H. ; m. 

1774 April 28, Norton, SAMUEL LINCOLN, son of Elkanah & Lydia 

(Pratt) Lincoln, b. 1751 Oct. 18, Norton ; m. (2) 1818 Jan'y 11, West- 

moreland, Mrs. Betsey ( ) Temple. 

10 children born in Westmoreland, N. H. : — 

i. Samuel 6 Lincoln, b. 1775 Feb. 17 ; m. (1) 1799 May 6, Westmore- 
land, Lois Hutchins; m. (2) 1812 March 3, Westmoreland, 
Susannah (or Sophronia) Powers. 

ii. Abigail 6 Lincoln, b. 1777 March 28 ; m. 1796 Feb. 18, West- 
moreland, Joseph Franklin. 

iii. Rhoda 6 Lincoln, b. 1779 March 8 ; m. 1800 May 28, Westmore- 
land, Ezra Tyler Cone of Westminster, Vt. 

iv. Solomon 6 Lincoln, b. 1781 June 27. 

v. Deborah 6 Lincoln, b. 1784 July 29. 

vi. Lydia 6 Lincoln, b. 1786 April 24 ; m. 1808 Feb. 18, Westmore- 
land, John Morse, Jr. 

vii. Allen 6 Lincoln, b. 1787 Nov. 19. 

viii. Fanny 6 Lincoln, b. 1791 June 26 ; m. 1820 Dec. 31, Westmore- 
land, Samuel Arnold. 

ix. Hannah 6 Lincoln, b. 1794 Aug. 21 ; d. 1824 May 29, Westmore- 
land; m. David Goodnow of Westmoreland. 

x. Louisa 6 Lincoln, b. 1799 Jan'y 11. 

97— SIMEON 5 HODGES [36. &m u John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1740 June 4, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1815 Nov. 2, Savoy, Mass. ; m. (1) 1765 July 4, 
Norton, SUSANNAH COBB, dau. of William & Anna (Willis) Cobb, b. 
1747/8 Jan'y 1, Norton; d. between 1783 and 1788. He m. (2) not 
later than 1789, SARAH FISHER, dau. of Eleazer & Elizabeth (Lane) 
Fisher, b. 1749 Jan'y 13, Norton; d. 1818, Jan'y 4, Savoy, "aged 69." 

10 children, 8 by 1st wife born in Norton, 2 by 2nd in Savoy : — 
202. i. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1766 Nov. 12. 



146 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

203. ii. Simeon 6 Hodges, b. 1770 Jan'y 28. 

204. iii. Susannah 6 Hodges, b. 1772 Feb 22. 

205. iv. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1774 May 11. 

206. v. Silas 6 Hodges, b. 1776 June 2. 

207. vi. Richard 6 Hodges, b. 1778 June 17. 

208. vii. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1780 April 27. 

209. viii. William 6 Hodges, b. 1783 April 19. 

210. ix. Isaac 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Jan'y 16. 

x. Anson 6 Hodges, b. 1792 May 6 ; doubtless d. young. 

Simeon 5 Hodges fought in the French and Indian War, serving 32 
weeks in 1759 as private in Capt. John Harvey's company in the 
Crown Point Expedition. He served also in the Revolution, being in 
Rhode Island under Capt. Isaac Hodges in Dec. 1776 and January 
1777. Possibly he saw other service, for he was an early settler of 
Savoy, Mass., which, under the name of Bullock's Grant, Avas allotted 
for military service to the grantees. 

98— RUTH 5 HODGES [36. Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1744/5 Feb. 13, 
Norton, Mass.; m. 1762 May 20, Norton, SOLOMON TROW of 
Norton, son of Benjamin & Margaret Trow of Norton. 

Children born in Norton : — 
i. Margaret 6 Trow, b. 1763 March 2. 
ii. Ruth 6 Trow, b. 1764 Nov. 3. 
iii. Solomon 6 Trow, b. 1767 Feb. 17. 
iv. James 6 Trow, b. 1769 March 2. 
v. Lucinda 6 Trow, b. 1771 Sept. 12. 

99 — SAMUEL 5 HODGES [40. Seth* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1755 March 
7 (or 14) Woodstock, Conn.; d. 1826 Sept. 18, Gill, Mass.; m. 
REBECCA SMITH, dau. of Uriah Smith of Newark, N. J., b. 1762 
Jan'y 7 ; d. 1854 Feb. 18, Utica, N. Y. 

5 children : — 

211. i. Sally 6 Hodges, b. 1778 Aug. 11 (Hanover, N. J. ?) 

212. ii. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1781 Feb. 21 (Hanover, N. J. ?) 

iii. Seth 6 Hodges, b. 1781 Feb. 21 (Hanover, N. J. ? ) ; d. aged 
6 months. 

213. iv. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1784 Aug. 13 (Hanover, N. J. ?) 

214. v. Smith 6 Hodges, b. 1788 March 26, Douglas, Mass. 

100 — ASA 5 HODGES [40. Seth* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1756, prob. in 
Conn. ; d. 1818 June 26,Pomfret, Vt.,aged 62; m. PRISCILLA LAMB 
of Pomfret, dau. of John & Abigail or Hepsital (Mead) Lamb, b. 
1763 ; d. 1853 Nov. 18, Pomfret, aged 90. 

1 child born in Pomfret, Vt. : — 
i. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1789 March 11; d. 1818 Sept. 10, Pomfret; 

m. Chloe Frink. No children. 
101— MARY 5 HODCES [40. Seth* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1758, prob. in 
Conn.; d. 1809 Oct. 7, Hartford, Vt.; m. WILLIAM PORTER of 
Hartford, Vt., son of Samuel & Sarah Porter, b. 1749 Sept. 4, 
Lebanon, Conn. ; d. 1813 Nov. 28, Hartford, Vt. 



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9 children : — 
i. Luther 6 Porter, d. 1861 Oct. 16 ; m. Wealthy Marsh. 
ii. William 6 Porter. 
iii. Joseph 6 Porter, b. 1796, Hartford, Vt. ; d. 1829 July 9, Jericho, 

Vt. ; m. Laura Bliss of Jericho. 
iv. John 6 Porter, b. 1798 April 6, Hartford, Vt. ; d. 1886 Nov. 12, 
Hartford; m. 1831 May 30, Jane Frances Foster, dau. of 
Fordyce & Elizabeth (Wolcott) Foster of Hartford. 
v. to viii. 4 sons who died in infancy. 
ix. Lyman 6 Porter. 

Mary 5 Hodges was a woman of great industry and energy. Very 
pious, she and her husband belonged to the Baptist denomination. 
As in her day there was no Baptist meeting-house in the vicinity, the 
society assembled for worship at the houses of the members. I well 
remember the meetings at the Porter house. It was a pleasant time 
for the followers of John. The great iron pot was suspended on the 
crane, and the most appetizing odors from beets, carrots, turnips, 
cabbage and the Indian pudding in a bag, fell like a benediction 
on the worshippers in the " best" or " square" room. And while the 
pot was boiling, a neighbor would be baking " short-cakes," made of 
wheat flour "wet-up" with butter and cream. Mary had great ability 
as a speaker and leader at the meetings, but her feet ever abided in 
her own house. For twenty years, on account of asthma, she was 
unable to lie down, and took all her sleep in a chair ; yet her industry 
continued, spinning and weaving the garments worn by her family, as 
was the custom of those days. Articles she thus made, I still keep. 
They are homely and colored with age ; but I would like to know the 
thoughts woven into them. [Mrs. Jane F. Porter.'] 

Judge John 6 Porter, at the age of 18, taught school near Hart- 
ford, Vt. Then he taught in Rodman, 1ST. Y., and on two occasions 
made the entire journey (300 miles) there and back on foot. From 
1840 to 1849 he represented Hartford in the State legislature, except 
two years when he was a State senator. In 1850 he was made 
Probate Judge of Hartford judicial district, holding the position until 
his death. On the organization of the Republican party in 1856, he 
was elected a Presidential Elector for Vermont. For many years he 
was a director of the Woodstock Bank. From the time he took the 
freeman's oath until his death, he occupied some important public 
office and discharged every duty with ability, winning an enviable 
reputation throughout the State. His widow, Jane Frances (Foster) 
Porter, at the age of 83 years, still preserved her good health and 
her mental quickness and ability, retaining a strong interest in a wide 
range of subjects, and maintaining the dignity and respect of the family. 

Joseph 6 Porter was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1820, read 
law at Haverhill, N. H., and settled in practice in Jericho, Vt. A 
fall from his horse caused his death. 

102 — SETH 5 HODGES [40. Seth* Sam* John 2 Wm l ] b. 1765 Feb. 19, 
prob. in Conn. ; d. 1847 July 26, Pomfret, Vt. ; m. MARGARET 6 
HODGES, dau. of Capt. Edmund 5 & Rachel (Godfrey) Hodges [No. 



148 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

85], b. 1765 Oct. 19, prob. in Sutton or Hardwick, Mass.; d. 1858 
Nov. 13, Pomfret, Vt. 

10 children born in Pomfret, Vt : — 

215. i. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1785 Aug. 31. 

216. ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Dec. 29. 

217. iii. Eliza 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Feb. 20. 

iv. Luther 6 Hodges, b. 1792 April 18 ; d. 1812 Jan'y 15, 

Pomfret, Vt. ; unm. 
v. Seth 6 Hodges, b. 1794 April 20 • d. 1797 Sept. 21, Pomfret. 

218. vi. Lucy 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Sept. 4. 

219. vii. Edmund 6 Hodges, b. 1799 April 24. ' 

220. viii. Sally 6 Hodges, b. 1802 May 17. 

221. ix. Matilda 6 Hodges, b. 1806 Feb. 4. 

222. x. Seth 6 Hodges, b. 1809 Dec. 24. 

Seth 5 Hodges came with his father to Pomfret, Vt., in October, 
1780. When the Indians attacked and burned Royalton this month, 
he enlisted in Lieut. Bartholomew Durkee's company, which went in 
pursuit of the marauders who were retreating towards Canada with a 
number of prisoners and much plunder. An account of this event 
states that the pursuers came up with the Indians on the second day, 
but after the exchange of a few shots the commanding officer of the 
Colonists discontinued the attack and allowed the Indians to retreat 
without further molestation, agaiust the protest of many of his 
soldiers. In March, 1781, Seth Hodges served in a similar manner 
under Capt. John Throop. Soon after he enlisted in Capt. John 
Benjamin's company and served until the end of November, apparently 
nine months. For his Revolutionary service, he received a pension of 
abont $100 per year, which was continued to his widow. 

103— SILAS 5 HODGES [41. George* Wm z John* Wm 1 ] b. 1741/2 
Feb. 11, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1804 Jan'y 9, Clarendon, Vt. ; m. (1) 1761 
June 2, Woodstock, Conn., MARY BACON, dau. of Daniel & Abigail 
Bacon, b. 1744 March 24, Woodstock ; d. 1765 Nov. 19, Woodstock. 
He m. (2) 1767, Sturbridge, Mass., RACHEL FREEMAN, dau. of 
Samuel & Mary Freeman, b. 1748 Sept. 9, Sturbridge; d. between 
1772 and 1776. He m. (3) prob. 1778, Concord, Mass., MARY 
COULD, dau. of Henry & Elizabeth (Mirick) Gould, b. 1760 Jan'y 17, 
Concord ; d. 1843 July 19, Clarendon, Vt. 

Children : 2 by 1st wife ; 2 by 2nd wife ; 6 by 3rd wife : — 

i. Anna 6 Hodges, b. 1762 Jan'y 17, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 1830, 

Fairfax, Vt. ; m. (1) Smith, who was accidentally killed 

by the explosion of a cannon in a Fourth-of-July celebration. 
She m. (2) her cousin, John 6 Richardson of Woodstock, 
Conn., Concord, Mass., and Fairfax, Vt., son of John & 
Susannah 5 (Hodges) Richardson. [No. 41, iii]. No children. 

223. ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1763 Dec. 7, Woodstock, Conn. 

224. iii. Drusus 6 Hodges, b. 1768 March 12, Woodstock, Conn. 

225. iv. Rachel Freeman 6 Hodges, b. 1771 July 2, Sturbridge, Mass. 



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226. v. Henry 6 Hodges, b. 1779 July 30, Concord, Mass. 

227. vi. Susan 6 Hodges, b. 1783, Concord, Mass. 

228. vii. Silas Wyllys 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Jan'y 25, Clarendon, Vt. 

229. viii. George Tisdale 6 Hodges, b. 1788 July 4, Clarendon, Vt. 

230. ix. Hannibal 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Marcb 20, Clarendon, Vt. 

231. x. Sophia 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Dec. 19, Clarendon, Vt. 

Dr. Silas 5 Hodges practised medicine for a number of years at 
Woodstock, Conn., and afterwards at Dunbarton, N. H, where he was 
living when the Eevolution began. He served as surgeon in the Con- 
tinental Army and was for some time in personal attendance on Gen. 
Washington, who entrusted him with important commissions and 
admitted him to a friendly social relationship. His granddaughter, 
Mrs. Emma F. Gillette, remembers accounts of his attending the 
receptions of Lady Washington, and how at times, as her partner, he 
led the minuet. The sleeve buttons and a shirt stud worn by him 
while surgeon on Washington's staff, were presented to the Antiqua- 
rian Museum at Eutland, Vt. He seems to have had a semi-official 
connection with some of the New England State governments, and 
his name occurs frequently in the Eesolves of the General Court of 
Massachusetts and in other public documents. After the war he 
practised medicine at Concord, Mass. About 1784 he moved to 
Clarendon, Vt., where he purchased land in the intervale of Otter 
Creek, and resided until his death in a house which stood west of the 
junction of the Middleton road with the road from Manchester to 
Eutland. He likewise bought numerous tracts of land in what were 
later Addison, Chittenden, and Franklin counties. The care of these 
estates and a mercantile business in which he had embarked, rendered 
it necessary for him to relinquish his medical practice. He was an 
able business man, and a shrewd financier of foresight and prudence. 
He was very hospitable and fond of entertaining guests at his home. 
He occupied a conspicuous position in society and had a wide circle 
of acquaintances extending beyond the bounds of the State. It was 
his custom on Thanksgiving Day to provide a bountiful repast at his 
house for his tenants and their families. He was an ardent Federalist 
and devoted adherent of President Washington, and like the leaders 
of his party, was charged by his opponents with tendencies towards a 
monarchy. He often went to Boston, probably during the sessions of 
the legislature, and was there when attacked by his last illness, but 
was carried to his home in Clarendon, where he died. His widow, 
soon after his death, built the house near the bridge across Otter 
Creek, which was inhabited by her children and grandchildren. 
104 — ELKANAH 5 HODCES [41. George 4 Wm z John 2 JPm 1 ] b. 
1747 May 19, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1797 May 21, Torrington, Conn. ; m. 
(1) 1777 Jan'y 14, Torrington, ROXALANA NORTH, dau. of Ashbel & 
Euth (Lyman) North, b. 1759 Nov. 24, Torrington ; d. 1777 Feb. 13, 
Torrington, of smallpox caught from her husband. He m. (2) 1778 
March 26, Torrington, REBECCA WHITING, dau. of John & Sarah 
(Foster) Whiting, b. 1756 Dec. 6, Torrington; d. 1839 July 13, 
Torrington. 



150 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

7 children born in Torrington, Conn. : — 

232. i. Willard 6 Hodges, b. 1778 Dec 16. 

233. ii. Erastus 6 Hodges, b. 1781 March 8. 

234. iii. Roxalana 6 Hodges, b. 1784 April 27. 

iv. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1787 March 19 ; d. 1887 May 20, Buck- 
land, Mass. ; m. 1808 Nov. 29, Torrington, Rev. Timothy 
Phelps Gillett, son of Rev. Alexander & Ada (Rogers) 
Gillett, b. 1780 June 15, Farniingbury (now Wolcott) Conn. ; 
d. 1866 Nov. 5, Branibrd, Conn. 1 child who d. in infancy. 
v. William Fraxklin 6 Hodges, b. 1789 Aug. 24 ; d. 1837 Oct. 
10, Mobile, Ala. ; unm. He was graduated at Yale in 1811, 
studied law, and settled in practice in Mobile, 
vi. Alpheus 6 Hodges, b. 1792 May 4 ; d. 1870 Dec. 27, Torring- 
ton ; unm. 
vii. Henry Elkanah 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Oct. 3 ; d. 1859 March 
13, New Haven, Conn. ; m. Elizabeth Eowler of Guilford, 
Conn. No children. Adopted a dau., who, as Mrs. Caroline 
(Hodges) Menvin, lived, 1891, in Milford, Conn. 
Dr. Elkanah 5 Hodges settled in Torrington about 1772 and 
immediately commenced the practice of medicine, which he continued 
for 25 years with great success. Possessing medical ability combined 
with unusual business energy and talent, as well as great tact, he not 
only inspired confidence as a physician, but also commanded respect 
for his judgment in business matters. In 1776 he bought a house 
and farm on Brandy Hill and started a store which became the 
center of trade for the western part of the town. He extended his 
business, entered into and directed many other enterprises with 
uniform success, and became a large land-owner and one of the 
wealthiest men of the town. From the fact that he received the 
same payment as was made to other men for military service, it 
appears probable that he served during the Revolution in the militia 
when they were called out on several occasions. In December, 1778, 
he was on the town committee to procure clothing for the soldiers. 
He was selectman in 1786, 1787, 1791, 1792 and 1793, represented 
Torrington in the State legislature in 1792, and held other important 
positions. He likewise was influential in church matters. 
105 — DANIEL 5 HODGES [41. George* Wm s John 2 Wm>~] b. 1754 
April 17, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1829 Dec. 11, Western, Mass. [name 
changed to Warren in 1834]; m. 1781 June 23, Western, RACHEL 
RICH, dau. of Thomas & Huldah (Cheney) Rich of Western, b. 1761 
Nov. 30 ; d. 1844 Jan'y 3, Warren, Mass. 

9 children born in Western (now Warren), Mass. : — 

235. i. Thomas Cheney 6 Hodges, b. 1784 May 19. 

236. ii. Adolphus 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Sept. 19. 

237. iii. George 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Sept. 27. 

238. iv. Susan 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Sept. 28. 

239. v. Daniel 6 Hodges, b. 1796 Jan'y 20. 

240. vi. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1798 May 3. 

241. vii. Brutus 6 Hodges, b. 1801 May 7. 



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viii. Solon 6 Hodges, b. 1801 May 7 ; d. 1822 Feb. 15, Boston; 
unm. 

242. ix. Seraph 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Aug. 15. 

Daniel 5 Hodges was one of the most prominent and influential 
citizens of Western. He was selectman 12 years, moderator of the 
annual town meetings 13 years, town treasurer 5 years, and 
representative one year. He was also Justice of the Peace and 
Captain of the militia company, and held various county offices. 

106 — LEONARD 5 HODGES [41. George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm l ] b. 1759 
March 25, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 1841 March 25, Williston, Vt. ; m. 
1783 Sept. — , Williston, SARAH SPAFFORD, dau. of Gen. Jonathan 
& Christiana (Jewell) Spafford, b. 1767 Nov. 1, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 
1850 Feb. 5, Williston. 

5 children born in Richmond, Vt. : — 

243. i. Oratus 6 Hodges, b. 1785. 

244. ii. Henry 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Feb. 20. 
iii. Susan 6 Hodges, d. at age of 14. 

245. iv. Jacob Spafford 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Aug. 11. 

246. v. George 6 Hodges, b. 1798 May 27. 

107 —JOB 5 HODGES [43. Job 4 Wm z John 2 WmF\ b. prob. about 1747 
or 1748, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1771 April 15, Mansfield, Mass., MARGARET 
WHITE, dau. of Eev. Ebenezer & Lydia (Jennison) White of 
Mansfield. 

Children : — 

247. i. Barnum 6 Hodges, b. 1773, Mansfield. 

248. ii. Jeremiah 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1775 or 1776, Mansfield. 

Job 5 Hodges was one of the Minute Men of the 2nd company of 
Mansfield and marched to Boston on April 19, 1775, at the news of 
the Lexington fight. In August, 1778, he served a few days in 
Rhode Island under Lieut. Ephraim Grover. Perhaps he was out on 
other occasions. About 1800 he and his family moved to Rutland, 
Mass. 

108 — ELONA 5 HODGES [43. Job 4 Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1750 April 
7, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1816 Feb. 21, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1770 April 
19, Norton, JACOB SKINNER, son of Solomon & Mary (Grover) 
Skinner, b. 1741 March 31, Norton; m. (2) 1819 June—, Abigail 
Leonard ; and d. 1837 Jan'y 3, Mansfield. 

6 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. Jacob 6 Skinner, b. 1771 Nov. 20. 

ii. Job 6 Skinner, b. 1774 May 31 ; m. 1795 Sept. 6, Mansfield, 
Betsey Dean, dau. of Isaac & Sibyl Dean of Mansfield. 

iii. Joseph 6 Skinner, b. 1778 May 22 ; d. 1860 Feb. 23, Foxboro, 
Mass. ; m. Rebecca Morrill. 

iv. Solomon 6 Skinner, b. 1783 Sept. 29; d. 1858 June 5, Bucksport, 
Me. ; m. 1812 April 22, Mansfield, Charlotte Bates, dau. of 
Benjamin & Abigail (Billings) Bates of Mansfield. 



152 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

v. Alfred 6 Skinner, b. 17S6 March 2 ; m. Mary 6 Hodges. See 

No. 110, ii. 
vi. Loring 6 Skinner, b. 1791 July 21 ; d. 1847 Feb. 27, Bucksport, 
Me. ; m. 1823 June 5, Bucksport, Hannah Gale Darling, dau. 
of Eliakim & Buth (Buck) Darling of Bucksport. 
109— ZEPHANIAH 5 HODGES [43. Job* Wm % John 1 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 
1752 or 1753,Norton, Mass.; d. 1795, Boston, Mass.; m. MERCY, who 
m. (2) 1801 May 4, Boston, Josiah Crossman. 

Children : — 
Charles 6 Hodges, bapt. 1781 Oct. 14, Norton ; d. 1807 or 1808 ; unm. 
Leonard 6 Hodges, bapt. 1782 May 19, Norton ; prob. d. young. 

Zephaniah 5 Hodges apparently was accused of being a loyalist at 
one time during the Bevolution, for he was the only one of the name 
known at Mansfield when, in June, 1777, it was voted to try 
" Zephaniah Hogges " by a special court as "a person Dangerous to 
our cause. " The town records contain no account of the trial itself; 
so either the accusation was not pushed, or he was acquitted. 
Probably the charge was unfounded, as in July and August, 1780, 
he served in Khode Island as a Revolutionary soldier in the companies 
of Capt. John Allen and of Capt. Seth Smith. After the war he 
moved to Boston and did business as a miller. His widow was 
appointed administratrix of his estate, June 9, 1795; and on Aug. 9, 
1796, she was made guardian of her son Charles, no mention being 
made of her son Leonard who, therefore, probably had died. 

Charles 6 Hodges was a mariner, as is learned from the Suffolk 
County Probate Records, which show that on Feb. 22, 1808, his 
mother, again a widow, was appointed to administer on his estate. 
HO— WILLIAM 5 HODGES [43. Job 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1755, Nor- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1840 Aug. 11, Walpole, Mass., aged 85; m. 1784 Aug. 
30, Mansfield, Mass., SARAH 6 WILLARD, dau. of Hezekiah & Mary 5 
(Winchell) Willard [No. 33, v.] b. 1765 April 28, Norton; d. 1841 
Sept. 13, Walpole. 

12 children : — 

249. i. SALLy 6 Hodges, b. 1785 Dec. 17, Norton. 

ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Nov. 7, Norton; d. 1830; m. 1810 
July 15, Alfred 6 Skinner, son of Jacob & Elona 5 (Hodges) 
Skinner [No. 108], b. 1786 March 2, Mansfield; d. 1880 
March 6, Foxboro, Mass. 

250. iii. William 6 Hodges, b. 1789 June 28, Norton. 

251. iv. Pamela 6 Hodges, b. 1791 Feb. 28, Mansfield. 

252. v. Willard 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Dec. 9, Norton. 

253. vi. Henry Burr 6 Hodges, b. 1795 March 6. 

254. vii. Betsey Burr 6 Hodges, b. 1796 Dec. 6. 

viii. Hezekiah 6 Hodges, b. 1799 Feb. 14; m. 1820 May 21, 
Boston, Jane G. Hoskins of Boston. No children. 

255. ix. Charles 6 Hodges, b. 1801 April 1. 

x. Job 6 Hodges, b. 1804 May 23; d. 1829 Oct. 29, Walpole, 
Mass. ; unm. 



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256. xi. Louisa 6 Hodges, b. 1807 Oct. 27, Taunton, Mass. 

257. xii. Almira Andrews 6 Hodges, b. 1810 April 2, Taunton. 
William 5 Hodges served in the Revolution. In 1778 he was three 

months in Rhode Island as private in Capt. Israel Trow's company. 
111 — ELISHA 5 HODGES [43. Job* Wm 3 John 2 WmF[ bapt. 1760 Oct. 
19, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1824 April 10, Mansfield, Mass., in 64th year; 
m. pub. 1788 March 10, Attleboro, Mass., HULDAH DAGGETT, dau. 
of Col. John & Mercy (Shepard) Daggett, b. 1771 Jan'y 27, Attleboro; 
d. 1828, Mansfield. 

9 children born in Mansfield: — 

258. i. Nancy 6 Hodges, b. 1789 July 29. 

259. ii. Milton 6 Hodges, b. 1792 March 22. 

iii. Elona 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Aug. 23 ; m. her cousin William 6 
Hodges. See No. 250. 

iv. Ebenezer 6 Hodges, b. 1796 May 26; d. 1828 Dec. 30, 
Mansfield; m. pub. at Mansfield, 1826 Feb. 26, Abigail White 
of Norton, dau. of Jonathan & Abigail White of Wrentham, 
Mass., b. 1798 or 1799 ; d. 1838 July 14, Mansfield, aged 39. 
One child:— Ebenezer Osbond? Hodges, b. 1826 Dec.— ; d. 1832 
May 11, Mansfield. 

260. v. Mercy 6 Hodges, b. 1798 Dec. 15. 

261. vi. Ruth Ann 6 Hodges, b. 1801 June 4. 

262. vii. Elisha 6 Hodges, b. 1803 April 17. 

263. viii. Jesse 6 Hodges, b. 1806 Jan'y 21. 

264. ix. Gardner Chandler 6 Hodges, b. 1816 Dec. 25. 

112 — EUNICE 5 HODGES [43. Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 
1762, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1838 May 28, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1787 
June 13, Mansfield, JOSEPH LANE of Mansfield, son of Seth & 
Hannah (Skinner) Lane, b. 1751 June 8, Norton ; m. (1) 1775 April 
11, Silence Wetherell [See No. 249] ; and d. 1823 March 10, Mansfield. 

Children : — 
Joseph 6 Lane, d. Pennsylvania; m. Margaret Raymond, dau. of 

Ephraim & Polly (Dean) Raymond of Norton. 
Eunice 6 Lane, m. 1820 March 16, Joel Paine of Foxboro, Mass. 

113 — EMERSON 5 HODGES [43. Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. about 
1764, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1844 June 15, prob. in N. Y. State ; m. prob. 
in 1792, SUSAN. 

5 children born in Londonderry, Vt. : — 

i. Polly 6 Hodges, b. 1793 Aug. 12 ; d. 1822 Nov. 1 ; m. 

Luther Hovey of Henrietta, N. Y. 
ii. Jeremiah 6 Hodges, b. 1795 Oct. 29 ; d. unm. Augusta, N. Y. 

265. iii. James 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Jan'y 15. 
iv. Hiram 6 Hodges, b. 1803 March 10. 

v. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1807 March 16 ; d. unm. 
Emerson 5 Hodges was living in Westmoreland, N. H, in 1789 
and for an unknown length of time before this year. On March 24, 



154 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

1789, he bought land in Londonderry, Vt., and probably moved to 
that place soon after. He seems to have been quite prominent there, 
and was elected constable, collector and pound-keeper in 1797, and 
selectman in 1801. On Jan'y 19, 1808, he had recorded on the 
town records the births of the 5 children above, "all born in London- 
derry. " The record is signed by Emerson Hodges and Suse Hodges, 
his wife, and attested by the town clerk. This is the latest date on 
which his name appears in the town records of Londonderry. Very 
likely he moved then to New York State, where his daughter Polly 
and son James are known to have resided. 

114— ABIGAIL 5 HODGES [44. Elijah 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm}~] b. 1746 Oct. 4, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1808 April 16, Foxboro, Mass. ; m. 1772 May 21, 
Mansfield, Mass., JOSEPH SHEPARD of Wrentham, Mass., son of 
Joseph & Mary (Pond) Shepard, b. 1746 April 11, Wrentham (now 
Foxboro) ; d. 1832 Jan'y 4, Foxboro. 

7 children born in Wrentham (after 1778 Foxboro) : — 
i. Joseph 6 Shepard, b. 1773 Nov. 30 ; d. 1829 May 12, Foxboro ; m. 
(1) Abigail 6 Hewes [No. 115, iii.], dau. of Joseph & Sarah 5 
(Hodges) Hewes ; m. (2)1808 May 5, Foxboro, Mary Stratton, 
dau. of David & Lydia (Tower) Stratton of Foxboro. 
ii. Abigail 6 Shepard, b. 1775 April 1 ; d. 1857 March 30, Waterbury, 
Conn. ; m. pub. at Foxboro, 1801 March 2, Daniel Hayden 
of Attleboro, Mass., son of Josiah & Ruhamah (Thayer) Hayden 
of Braintree and then Williamsburg, Mass. 
iii. Betsey 6 Shepard, b. 1776 Sept. 14 ; d. 1857 May 10, Foxboro ; 
m. 1797 Sept. 22, Foxboro, Robert Stratton, son of Bichard & 
Sarah Stratton. 
iv. Fanny 6 Shepard, b. 1780 March 10 ; d. 1859 Nov. 2, Foxboro ; m. 
1801 July 4, Foxboro, Metcalf Everett of Foxboro, son of 
John & Meletiah (Metcalf) (Ware) Everett of Wrentham. 
v. Beriah 6 Shepard, b. 1782 June 2 ; d. 1856, Onondaga, N. Y. ; 

married. 
vi. Elijah Hodges 6 Shepard, b. 1784 July 9 ; d. 1856 Feb. 2, Mans- 
field, Mass. ; m. 1807 Dec. 17, Mansfield, Elona Todd, dau. of 
Archibald & Elona (Titus) Todd of Mansfield, 
vii. Sylvia 6 Shepard, b. 1787 May 9; m. Johnson of North- 
hampton, Mass. 
Major Joseph Shepard (who married Abigail 5 Hodges) lived in 
the part of Wrentham which became Foxboro, and was a prominent 
citizen. He served in the Bevolution, but the full extent of his 
service is unascertained. The State Archives show that he was one 
of the Wrentham Minute Men who marched to Boston at the Lexing- 
ton Alarm, and that, as corporal of Capt. Samuel Fisher's company 
from Wrentham, he served in Bhode Island in December, 1776. A 
granddaughter now living [1894], who often talked with him about 
Revolutionary days, says that he was at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 
He doubtless served, at various periods, as sergeant and Second 
Lieutenant, since, on July 1, 1781, he was commissioned First 
Lieutenant, and held this rank at the end of the war. He was 



TUE TAUNTON BBANCII. 155 

commissioned Captain of the 4th Beg't, 1st Division, June 19, 1788, 
and Major of the 2nd Keg't, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Oct. 9, 1797, 
serving doubtless until the election of his successor on Dec. 8, 1800. 

115— SARAH 5 HODGES [44. Elijah* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 
about 1748, Norton, Mass.; m. 1709 Nov. 30, Norton, JOSEPH 
HEWES of Wrentham (now Foxboro) Mass., son of William & Mary 
(Ware) Hewes, b. 1751 July 3, Wrentham. 

10 children born in Wrentham (after 1778 Foxboro) : — 

i. Truelove 6 Hewes, b. 1770 Feb. 14 ; m. Thacher Clark of Fox- 
boro. 

ii. William 6 Hewes, b. 1772 June 11 ; m. 1796 April 17, Mansfield, 
Mass., Judith Pratt, dau. of John & Abigail (Pratt) Pratt of 
Mansfield. 

iii. Abigail 6 Hewes, b. 1774 Sept. 30; m. her cousin Joseph 6 
Shepard [No. 114, i.] 

iv. Lois 6 Hewes, b. 1777 April 25. 

v. Joseph 6 Hewes, b. 1779 June 30; m. Mary 6 Hodges. See No. 
269. 

vi. Eobert 6 Hewes, b. 1781 Sept. 28; d. 1783 Jan'y 29, Foxboro. 

vii. Sarah 6 Hewes, b. 1783 Sept. 30. 

viii. Eobert 6 Hewes, b. 1787 Oct. 2. 

ix. Bartlett 6 Hewes, b. 1789 Dec. 3 ; d. 1790 April 5, Foxboro. 

x. Polly 6 Hewes, b. 1793 Dec. 5. 

116 — ELIJAH 5 HODGES [44. Elijah 4 Wm* John 2 Wm l ~\ b. 1751 
April 5, Norton, Mass.; d. 1837 [1838?] April 14, Norton; m. (1) 
1779 May 4, Norton, SARAH 6 MOREY [No. 81, ii.] dau. of Samuel 5 & 
Mary 5 (Hodges) Morey, b. 1755 Feb. 27, Norton; d. 1823 Sept. 15, 

Norton. He m. (2) pub. at Norton, 1824 Sept. 17, Mrs. BETSEY ( ) 

BURT of Troy (now Fall Kiver), Mass. 

Children : — 

266. Polly 6 Hodges, b. 1781 Aug. 1, Norton. 

267. Sally Wheaton 6 Hodges, b. 1786 July 21, Norton. 

Elijah 5 Hodges was born in that part of Norton which was set off 
as Mansfield in 1770. He was living in Mansfield when the battle of 
Lexington was fought, and went out with the Minute Men of the 7th 
Mansfield company in Col. John Daggett's regiment. Not long after, 
he moved to Norton, being a resident of this town when he served in 
Ehode Island in July and August 1778, under Capt. Isaac Hodges, 
and again in August 1780, under Capt. Israel Trow. On March 28, 
1785, he was appointed on the committee to divide Norton into school 
districts. In 1786 he bought land in Foxboro and settled there for a 
couple of years at least. 

117 — ZEBULON 5 HODGES [44. Elijah 4 Wm % John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1755 or 
1756, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1839 May 12, Westmoreland, N. H, aged 83 ; 
m. (1) Westmoreland, AMY PIERCE, dau. of Amos & Hannah 
(Parker) Pierce, b. 1768 Oct. 1, Westmoreland ; d. 1791 Dec. 24, 



156 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Westmoreland. He m. (2) 1792 June 28, Westmoreland, ELIZABETH 
HOWE, dam of Samuel & Abigail (Dudley) Howe, b. 1752 or 1753, 
Westmoreland ; d. 1828 Sept. 14, Westmoreland, aged 75. 

6 children, 3 by each wife, born in Westmoreland : — 

268. i. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Sept. 6. 

269. ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1789. 

iii. Phineas 6 Hodges, b. 1791 ; d. 1848 Sept. 12, Hinsdale, 
N. H. ; m. (1) 1816 Nov. 11, Westmoreland, Mary Paine, dau. 
of Zebediah & Sarah (Richardson) Paine of Foxboro, Mass., 
and Westmoreland. He m. (2) 1836 Aug. 20, Hinsdale, Mrs. 
Charlotte (Spencer) Boleyn of Hinsdale, b. 1802 Aug. 25, 
Westminster, Vt. ; d. 1860, Brattleboro, Vt. No children. 

270. iv. Amy 6 Hodges, b. 1793 March 1. 

271. v. Sally 6 Hodges, b. 1795 March — . 

272. vi. Martha 6 Hodges, b. 1797 May 16. 

Zebulon 5 Hodges did duty as a Revolutionary soldier at least 
5 times in Rhode Island. In December, 1776, he served under Capt. 
Joseph Lovell ; in April and May, 1777, under Capt. Israel Trow ; in 
September and October, 1777, under Capt. Isaac Hodges ; enlisting in 
January, 1778, he served 3 months under Capt. Israel Trow; and 54 
days more under the same captain, beginning in May, 1778. After 
the war was over, he moved to Westmoreland, N. H, and there 
married and settled. He was a very handsome man, of large and 
commanding figure, and endowed with considerable pride. He was 
brought up, it was said, as a gentleman, and a gentleman he remained 
to the end of his life. He possessed much inventive ability and 
cleverness, and as his second marriage brought him many houses and 
lands, he was enabled to live in quite a princely way. All his 
children inherited ingenuity and pride to a notable degree. [Mrs. 
Ella E. Abbott.'] 

Elizabeth Howe was the favorite child of Samuel Howe, an 
original proprietor of Westmoreland, and a very wealthy man 
according to the standard of his times. He owned a very large 
amount of real estate and gave to each of his children, when 
married, a well-stocked farm. His fondness for Elizabeth, fully 
shared by his wife, was said to have caused him to give this daughter 
the lion's share of his property. He was a soldier in the Revolution 
and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, on which occasion, 
history tells us, he lost a portion of his clothing. [Mrs. Ella E. 
Abbott.] 

118— JOHN 5 HODGES [44. Elijah* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1765 Feb. 27, 
Norton, Mass. ; d. 1845 Sept. 19, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1788 April 24, 
Mansfield, MARY PRATT, dau. of John & Abigail (Pratt) Pratt of 
Mansfield, b. 1768 or 1769 ; d. 1850 May 23, Mansfield, aged 81. 
4 children born in Mansfield : — 

273. i. Mary Pratt 6 Hodges, b. 1791 Feb. 24. 

ii. John 6 Hodges, b. 1794 April 13 ; d. 1819 Savannah, Ga. ; 
prob. unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 157 

iii. Elijah 6 Hodges, b. 1796 Nov. 23; d. 1878 Dec. 16, Mansfield; 
m. 1824 May 23, Mansfield, Abigail B. Knapp, dau. of John 
& Eunice Knapp of Mansfield, b. 1799 or 1800; d. 1862 May 
19, Mansfield, aged 62. No children. 
274,. iv. Guilford 6 Hodges, b. 1800 April 22. 

John 5 Hodges at the age of 15 was fifer of Capt. John Allen's 
company when it served a short time in Rhode Island in July, 1780. 
No further record of active military service on his part has been 
found ; but he continued in the militia and rose to the rank of Captain 
of one of the Mansfield companies. He was a farmer and not without 
influence in town and church affairs. 

Elijah 6 Hodges, like his father, rose to be Captain of a Mansfield 
militia company. He served an apprenticeship as clerk, and then 
began business on his own account in West Mansfield, near Balcom's 
Corner, where he conducted a successful trade until 1834. He then 
built a house near the center of the town and engaged in the manu- 
facture of straw bonnets for many years. The latter part of his 
active life was spent on his farm, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He 
was always interested and active in public affairs. He was a leading 
member of the Unitarian Society, represented his town in the State 
legislature in 1843 and 1848, was selectman, Justice of the Peace for 
many years, and deputy sheriff. Earnest and outspoken, with an 
active mind, quick sympathies and generous impulses, he was widely 
known, highly respected and influential in the business, social and 
political circles of his town. 

119 _ MARY 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm s John 2 Jim 1 ] b. 1756 Nov. 
6, Taunton, Mass.; d. 1803 Oct. 9, Taunton; m. 1774 May 17, Taun- 
ton, JOSEPH TISDALE, son of Simeon & Abigail (Williams) Tisdale, 
b. 1751 Oct. 26, Taunton; d. 1831 Dec. 24, Taunton. He m. (2) 1805, 
Mrs. Christina (Little) Sterling. 

13 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Joseph 6 Tisdale, b. 1775 Dec. 18 ; d. 1851 June 13, Taunton ; m. 

(1) Zilpha Nichols, dau. of Aaron & Rhoda (Hathaway) Nichols 

of Berkley, Mass. ; m. (2) 1837 Eeb. 12, Dighton, Mass., Mrs. 

Allora (Chase) Nichols of Dighton, dau. of Ezra & Jerusha 

(Gilbert) Chase of Berkley. 
ii. Simeon 6 Tisdale, b. 1778 Feb. 3 ; d. 1778 Sept. — , Taunton, 
iii. Mary 6 Tisdale, b. 1780 March 29 ; d. 1844, Savannah, Ga. ; m. 

1798 Nov. 4, Taunton, Joseph Bacon of Taunton. 
iv. Charles 6 Tisdale, b. 1782 Aug. — ; d. 1783 June — , Taunton. 
v. Sarah 6 Tisdale, b. 1784 July 9 ; d. 1785 July — , Taunton. 
vi. Sarah 6 Tisdale, b. 1786 Eeb. 27 ; m. 1807 March 26, Richard 

Watson Sanger of Bridgewater, Mass., son of Rev. Zedekiah 

& Irene (Freeman) Sanger of South Bridgewater, Mass. 
vii. Harriet 6 Tisdale, b. 1788 April 9; d. 1864 Sept. 20, Thompson, 

Conn. ; m. 1814 Feb. 22, Taunton, Randolph Chandler of 

Providence, R. L, son of Joseph & Olive (Backus) Chandler of 

Pomfret, Conn. 



158 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

viii. Simeon 6 Tisdale, b. 1790 May 6 ; d. 1834 Nov. 24, Georgia ; m. 

1815 May 25, Bridgewater, Mass., Charlotte Lazell, dau. of 

Isaac & Jane (Byram) Lazell of Bridgewater. 
ix. Sophia 6 Tisdale, b. 1791 Aug. 28 ; d. 1791 Oct. — , Taunton. 
x. Sophia 6 Tisdale, b. 1792 Dec. 10; d. 1848 Sept. 9, Taunton; in. 

(John?) Gibbons. 
xi. Bussell 6 Tisdale, b. 1794 June 2 ; d. 1794 Aug. — , Taunton. 
xii. Abigail 6 Tisdale, b. 1795 Aug. 30 ; d. 1795 Nov. — , Taunton, 
xiii. Abigail 6 Tisdale, b. 1796 Dec. 20 ; m. 1821 Nov. 1, Wtlliam (or 

Allen) Taylor of Providence, B. I. 
120 — ABIJAH 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 
1758, possibly 1755, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1812 between June 8 and 22, 
Providence, B. I.; m. (1) 1779 April 8, Taunton, WEALTHY 5 
GODFREY [No. 72, vi.], dau. of Gen. George & Bethiah 4 (Hodges) 
Godfrey, b. 1756 May 21, Taunton. He m. (2) 1811 Nov. 17, Provi- 
dence, B. I., FREELOVE LUTHER of Providence, b. 1761 ; m. (2) 
1816, Providence, John Sabin ; and d. 1847 Nov. 20, Providence, 
aged 86. 

8 children, all by 1st wife, born in Taunton : — 

275. i. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1780. 

276. ii. Libbeus 6 Hodges, b. 1782 or 1783. 

iii. A child, b. 1784 or 1785 ; d. 1785 April 5, Taunton. 

277. iv. Bethiah 6 Hodges, b. prob. about 1786. 

278. v. Jerusha Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1788 Aug. or Sept. 

279. vi. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1791 April 21. 

vii. Clarinda 6 Hodges, b. 1793; d. 1857 Jan'y 3, Providence, 
aged 63 ; unm. 

viii. Lucretia 6 Hodges, b. prob. about 1795 or 1796; living 
unm. in Providence in 1853 ; d. prob. unm. 
Abijah 5 Hodges, in December 1776, with other Taunton recruits, 
went to New York to serve in the Continental Army. Probably he 
saw much service under Washington in New Jersey against Corn- 
wallis, and perhaps later in the year took part in the victorious 
campaign against Burgoyne. The next time his name has been found 
he was sergeant in Capt. Josiah Crocker's company, serving 6 weeks, 
in 1778, in Bhode Island. In August 1780, he again served (a short 
term) in Bhode Island under Capt. Crocker. After the war he lived a 
number of years in Taunton, and then moved to Providence, B. I. 
121 — JERUSHA 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1761 
Feb. 18, Taunton, Mass.; d. 1850 April 20, Taunton; m. 1779 June 3, 
Taunton, JOHN 5 GODFREY [No. 72, v.], son of Gen. George & Bethiah 4 
(Hodges) Godfrey, b. 1754 Feb. 26, Taunton; d. 1829 Aug. 1, 
Taunton. 

6 children born in Taunton : — 
i. John 6 Godfrey, b. 1781 May 27; d. 1862 May 28, Bangor, Me.; 

m. (1) 1807 May 21, Bangor, Sophia Dutton, dau. of Samuel 

& Buth (Edwards) Dutton of Bangor; m. (2), 1838 April 24, 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 159 

Searsport, Me., Mehitable Thurston", dau. of David Thurston 
of Sedgwick, Me. 
ii. William Hodges 6 Godfrey, b. 1783 May 9 ; d. 1854 Jan'y 23, 
Taunton; m. 1808 Jan'y 21, Taunton, Susannah White, dau. 
of Cornelius & Abigail (Leonard) White of Taunton, 
iii. Charles 6 Godfrey, b. 1785 March 16 ; d. 1871 Sept. 28, Taunton; 
m. (1) 1810, Mary Dudley of Hampden, Me. ; m. (2) 1815 Dec. 
— , Hannah (Shaw) Dean, widow of James Dean, dau. of 
John & Hannah (Keith) Shaw of Taunton, 
iv. George 6 Godfrey, b. 1787 May 13 ; drowned 1837 Nov. 22, at 
entrance of Long Island Sound; m. (1) 1815 Dec. 7, Taunton, 
Sarah Cooley Dean, dau. of Edward & Nancy (Vickery) Dean 
of Taunton ; m. (2) 1822 May 9, Taunton, Ann Cushman, dau. 
of Zebedee & Sarah (Padelford) Cushman of Taunton, 
v. Samuel 6 Godfrey, b. 1790 Oct. 15 ; d. 1869 Dec. 1, Taunton ; m. 
(1) 1814 Dec. 29, Taunton, Melancy 6 Dean, dau. of James & 
Hannah 5 (Williams) Dean of Taunton [See No. 58] ; m. (2) 1821 
Dec. 3, Phebe Henshaw, dau. of Josiah & Sarah Henshaw of 
Brookfield, Mass.; m. (3) 1851 Jan'y 30, Taunton, Almira 
Leonard, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail (Hood) Leonard, of Taun- 
ton; m. (4) 1858 Jan'y 5, Mrs. Sarah (Stoddard) Boomer of 
New Bedford, dau. of Joseph C. & Mary Stoddard of Little 
Compton, B. I. 
vi. Charlotte Jerusha Leonard 6 Godfrey, b. 1794 Oct. 13 ; m. 
Bev. Prince Hawes of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Lieut. John 5 Godfrey began his service in the Bevolution as 
private under Capt. James Williams Jr., and marched to Boston on 
April 20, 1775, serving 12 days. In 1776 he served 6 months in the 
Defence of Boston, being Ensign in Capt. Joshua Wilbore's company. 
And in 1778 he was 3 months in Bhode Island under Gen. Spencer, 
being Lieutenant of Capt. Matthew Bandall's company. 

John 6 Godfrey graduated at Brown University in 1802, studied 
law in Taunton, was admitted to the bar at Castine, Me. in 1805, and 
began practice the same year in Hampden, Me. During the war of 
1812 he went to Taunton, but returned to Hampden in 1815. He 
moved to Bangor, Me. in 1820, and was county attorney for 7 years, 
beginning in 1829. " He was a man of influence as lawyer, citizen 
and Christian." 

122 — SAMUEL 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 
1763, possibly 1758, Taunton, Mass. ; d. Easton, Mass. ; m. 1785 
Aug. 1, Dighton, Mass., LUCINDA AUSTIN, dau. of Seth & Elizabeth 
(Macomber) Austin, b. 1767 March 28, Dighton. 
7 children born in Taunton : — 

i. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Sept. 17; d. 1787 Oct. 27, Taunton. 
ii. Lucinda 6 Hodges, b. 1789 Dec. 22 ; d. 1872 May 6, Stoughton, 
Mass. ; m. 1837 Nov. 30, Easton, Bev. Calvin Park of 
Stoughton, son of Nathan & Buth (Bannister) Park, b. 1774 
Sept. 11, Northbridge, Mass. ; d. 1847 Jan'y 5, Stoughton. 
iVb children. 



160 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

280. iii. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Jan'y 27. 

281. iv. Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1794 July 8. 

v. John Adams 6 Hodges, b. 1798 Aug. 5; d. 1798 Sept. 15, 

Taunton, 
vi. George Washington 6 Hodges, b. 1800 Feb. 2 ; d. 1824 

April 29, on the coast of Africa, being Captain of tbe ship 

Ironsides; unm. 

282. vii. Eliza Eveline 6 Hodges, b. 1803 Aug. 15. 

Samuel 5 Hodges was the second postmaster of Taunton, being 
appointed July 1, 1803, and serving until the next year, when he was 
succeeded by his brother, and he, in turn, by his sons, the family 
holding this position for 26 consecutive years. Samuel moved, prob- 
ably about 1804, to Easton, Mass., where he owned real estate, ran a 
grist-mill, and for many years kept a noted inn on the Bay Eoad at 
what was afterwards known as the Shepard Place. He held the rank 
of Captain of the militia and was commonly spoken of as Captain 
Samuel Hodges. He took great interest in political matters, and 
being of sturdy character and strong convictions, was widely known 
and universally respected. He died in Easton and was buried in 
the old Bay Road cemetery, but his body was afterwards removed 
to Stoughton. 

123— JAMES 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm z John'' Wm 1 ] b. 1765 Dec. 
3, Taunton, Mass.; d. 1810 Oct. 10, Taunton; m. (1) 1786 July 30, 
Taunton, JOANNA TILLINGHAST, dau. of Nicholas & Buth (Phillips) 
(Edwards) Tillinghast, b. 1769 Nov. — , Providence, B. I. ; d. 1791 
Oct. 15, Taunton. He m. (2) 1792 Feb. 12, Taunton, ELEANOR 
bradish COBB, dau. of Gen. David & Eleanor (Bradish) Cobb, b. 
1767 March 23, Taunton ; d. 1842 Oct. 30, Ellsworth, Me. 

8 children born in Taunton : — 

283. i. Charlotte 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Dee. 23. 

284. ii. James Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1790 April 24. 

285. iii. David Cobb 6 Hodges, b. 1793 Dec. 23". 

iv. Eleanor 6 Hodges, b. 1795 June 18 ; d. 1858 Jan'y 22, 
Taunton ; unm. 

286. v. Sarah Cobb 6 Hodges, b. 1797 May 1. 

vi. William Gray 6 Hodges, b. 1799 Jan'y 26. 
vii. Francis 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Feb. 3 ; d. 1802 June 9, Taunton. 
viii. Frances Mason 6 Hodges, b. 1803 Oct. 24; d. 1874 Feb. 
14; buried at Wiscasset, Me. ; m. (1) 1825 Aug. 25, Taunton, 
Joseph Abial Wood, b. 1803, Wiscasset; d. 1844, Ells- 
worth, Me. She m. (2) 1852 Nov. 21, Col. John Black of 
Ellsworth, b. 1781 July 3, London, Eng. ; d. 1856 Oct. 20. 
JVo children. 
James 5 Hodges was the third postmaster of Taunton, succeeding 
his brother Samuel on Jan'y 1, 1804, and yielding the office to his son 
James L., in 1810. His first wife was half-sister of the first post- 
master of Taunton, Nicholas Tillinghast, one of the leading lawyers 
of the place. His second wife was daughter of Judge and Major- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 161 

General David Cobb, one of the most famous citizens of Taunton, 
whose declaration, when his court was threatened in Shay's Eebellion, 
that he would "sit as a judge or die as a general," is to be found in 
every history dealing with Taunton affairs. 

124_ANNA 5 HODGES [45. Abijah* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1768, Taun. 
ton, Mass; d. 1840; m. 1785, Taunton, JOSEPH TILLINCHAST of 

Taunton, son of Nicholas & Kuth (Phillips) (Edwards) Tillinghast, b. 
1765 Feb. 10> Providence E. I. ; d. 1804 ; sailed from Providence for 
the West Indies in a vessel which was never heard from. 

8 children born in Taunton, except perhaps the youngest : — 
i. Nicholas 6 Tillinghast, b. 1786 ; d. 1837, Washington, D. C. ; m. 

Eliza Wetherell of New York City, 
ii. Charles Henry 6 Tillinghast, b. 1787 Sept. 7 ; d. 1820, Vin- 

cennes, la. ; m. 1807 Sept. 29, Dulcinea Nelson, dau. of Major 

Paul Nelson of Bristol, E. I. 
iii. Joseph Leonard 6 Tillinghast, b. 1790 May 18 ; d. 1844 Dec. 

31, Providence, E. I. ; m. 1815 Nov. 3, Mrs. Eebecca (Powers) 

Ayer of Providence, dau. of Capt. Nicholas Powers, 
iv. Joanna 6 (or James?) Tillinghast, b. 1792 ; d. young. 
v. Anna 6 Tillinghast, b. 1794 ; d. young. 

vi. Lydia 6 Tillinghast, b. 1796 ; d. Ohio ; m. Eev. Mr. Eogers. 
vii. Charlotte 6 Tillinghast, b. 1798; d. 1839; m. 1825, Wil- 

braham, Mass., Eev. Nathaniel Dunn. 
viii. Mary 6 Tillinghast, d. unm. 

125 _WILLIAM 6 HODGES [45. AMjah i Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1773 

July 31, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1855 April 6, Taunton ; m. 1803 Feb. 22, 

Pomfret, Conn., MARY CHANDLER, dau. of Joseph & Olive (Backus) 

Chandler, b. 1783 July 24, Pomfret, Conn. ; d. 1866 Dec. 24, 

Taunton. 

6 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. William Chandler 6 Hodges, b. 1805 Jan'y 9; d. 1806 Feb. 26, 
Taunton. 

ii. Mary Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1807 Dec. 11 ; d. 1808 Oct. 18, 
Taunton. 

iii. Mary Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1809 Sept. 13 ; d. 1809 Sept. 17, 
Taunton. 

iv. Mary Chandler 6 Hodges, b. 1811 May 16 ; d. 1887 March 17, 
Taunton ; m. 1832 Sept. 9, Taunton, Eobert Strowbridge 
Dean, son of Eobert & Sarah Susannah Leavitt (Padelford) Dean, 
b. 1805 Feb. 9, Taunton ; d. 1889 Dec. 18, Taunton. No children. 

v. William Chandler 6 Hodges, b. 1816 Sept. 20; d. 1866 March 5, 
Taunton ; unm. 

vi. Abbie Stearns 6 Hodges, b. 1828 Nov. 11; living, 1893, New- 
buryport, Mass. ; m. 1850 May 15, Providence, E. I., Henry 
Blatchford Wheelwright of Taunton, son of Ebenezer & 
Sarah (Bodily) Wheelwright, b. 1824 Feb. 22, Newburyport; d. 
1892 Nov. 2, Newburyport. 1 child: — Ellen Neville 1 Wheel- 



162 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

wright, b. 1856. Sept. 22, Taunton ; d. 1887 Feb. 13, Salisbury, 
England ; unm. 

William 5 Hodges was born, lived and died on the east corner of 
Tremont and Granite streets, Taunton, in the house built by his 
grandfather on the site of the original house built by John 2 Hodges. 
He was a man of good business and social position, and was one of 
the founders and first directors of the old Cohannet Bank. He was 
a member of the Masonic fraternity and adhered firmly to this order 
during the years of strong opposition arising from the Morgan 
episode. 

William Chandler 6 Hodges lived a quiet life, devoting his time to 
private business rather than to public affairs. When the Civil War 
broke out, he came forward as an active supporter of the Union and, 
as is recorded, subscribed liberally for the support of the soldiers and 
their families. 

Henry Blatchford Wheelwright, who married Abbie 
Stearns 6 Hodges, was a man of marked individuality and ability. 
He graduated at Harvard in 1844, and after teaching two years 
entered the Harvard Medical School. He did not complete his medi- 
cal studies, but returned to the vocation of teaching for which he had 
special aptitude. He came to Taunton to take the position of Princi- 
pal of the Bristol Academy, and his services there as teacher raised 
the fortunes of the school to their highest mark. He awoke enthusi- 
asm among the boys for college life and inspired them with a love 
of study. He was a thorough disciplinarian as well as teacher and 
his methods were most successful. After he retired from the 
Academy, he maintained for a number of years a private school. He 
took much interest in the matter of charities, was for several years 
Commissioner of Alien Passengers and Foreign Paupers, and after- 
wards General Agent of the Board of State Charities, which office he 
resigned on account of ill health. He was an overseer of Harvard 
College from 1855 to 1867. 

126— NATHAN 5 HODGES [47. Nathan*-* John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1753 Feb. 9, 
Norton, Mass.; d. about 1786; m. 1777 April 17, Norton, BETSEY 
BOSWORTH of Great Barrington, Mass., who m. (2) Silas Downer of 
Lebanon, N. H. 

4 children: — 

287. i. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1779 Feb. 6, Mansfield, Conn. 

288. ii. Lucy 6 Hodges, b. 1780 Nov. 5, Mansfield, Conn. 

iii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1783 April 10, Lyman, N. H. ; m. James 
Harlow of Irasburg, Vt. 

289. iv. Susan 6 Hodges, b. 1785 Aug. 24, Lyman, N. H. 
Nathan 6 Hodges was a sea-faring man and a wanderer. About 

the time of his marriage he was in Lyman, N. H, where he owned 
land in 1777. Then he evidently settled in Mansfield, Conn., but 
returned to Lyman, where he lived from 1782 to December 1785. 
About 1786 he went on a voyage to the West Indies, expecting to be 
absent about a year. His wife received a letter from him stating 
that he would soon start on his return voyage, and that was the last 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 163 

ever heard from him. It was supposed that his vessel foundered, or 
perhaps was captured by the pirates who were troublesome in those 
days. His wife waited twenty years or more, in the hope that her 
husband would return, but at last gave him up and married, at Leb- 
anon, N. H., Silas Downer, who had previously been married to a 
sister of Betsey. 

127 — JAMES 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1767 
Aug. 23, Norton, Mass. ; d. at sea ; married 1793 Jan'y 22, Attleboro, 
Mass., ABIGAIL DAGGETT, dau. of Daniel and Margaret (Woodcock) 
Daggett, b. 1770 Aug. 28, Attleboro. 

1 child : — 

290. Harland 6 Hodges, b. prob. about 1794 in Attleboro. 

128 — MARY 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1769 
March 4, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1849 April 11, Grafton, Mass. ; m. 1806 
Sept. 15, Norton, JOHN LINDSEY MUNROE, son of Jeremiah & 
Hannah (Lindsey) Munroe, b. 1756 March 4, Bristol, K. I. ; d. 1842 
May 13, Norton. 

1 child : — 
James Henry 6 Munroe, b. 1807 Nov. 6, Providence, B. I. ; d. 1891 
April 29, Taunton, Mass.; m. 1835 Jan'y 7, Petersham, Mass., 
Lavinia Brown Davenport, dau. of Joel & Martha (Bigelow) 
Davenport of Petersham. 

129 — ELISHA 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan 6 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1773 
March 7, Norton, Mass.; d. 1852 June 17, Norton; m. Mrs. HANNAH 
(WILBER) BRAMAN, widow of Elijah Braman and dau. of Ephraiin & 
Hannah (Pield) Wilber, b. 1786 March 4, Raynham, Mass. ; d. 1854 
July 26, Norton. 

6 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Harriet 6 Hodges, b. 1818 Nov. 22; d. 1847 Sept. 28, Norton; 
m. 1846 April 7, Norton, Edward Augustus Kingman, son 
of Henry & Nancy (Carpenter) Kingman, b. 1817 Nov. 27, 
Mansfield, Mass. ; living 1893 at 34 Prescott St., Somerville, 
Mass. 1 child : — Clara Hodges 7 Kingman, b. 1847 May 17, 
Canton, Mass. ; d. 1847 Aug. 7, Norton. 

ii. Samuel 6 Hodges, b. 1820 April 16; living 1893, unm.,Ba,v- 
rowsville (Norton), Mass. 

291. iii. Ellen Diana 6 Hodges, b. 1822 Jan'y 29. 

iv. Maria Carsina 6 Hodges, b. 1824 Jan'y 27; d. 1853 Feb. 9, 

Worcester, Mass. ; unm. 
v. Eliza Jane 6 Hodges, b. 1826 April 2 ; living 1893, unm., 

Barrowsville (Norton), 
vi. A daughter, b. and d. 1829 June 22. 

130 — CALEN 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1775 
March 27, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1828 April 6, Providence, R. I. ; m. 1811 
June 17, Norton, DIMMEY KING ANDREWS, dau. of Nathan & 



164 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Azubak (Raymond) Andrews, b. 1783 March 27, Eaynham, Mass. ; d. 
1874 Sept. 13, Providence. 

4 children born in Providence, R. I. : — 

292. i. Galen 6 Hodges, b. 1812 Sept. 18. 

293. ii. Julia Granville 6 Hodges, b. 1814 Nov. 19. 

294. iii. James Raymond 6 Hodges, b. 1816 Aug. 8. 

iv. Mart Elizabeth 6 Hodges, b. 1819 Jan'y 20 ; d. 1819 
Dec. 3, Providence. 

Galen 5 Hodges passed his early years on his father's farm in 
Norton. He moved to Providence, and in 1809 engaged in busi- 
ness under the firm name of Hodges & Burr. The firm kept a large 
variety store and for a number of years were very successful, but 
became embarrassed through Mr. Burr's endorsement of his friends' 
notes. Galen Hodges was of a kind and genial nature, but so 
sensitive about the unfortunate turn of his business affairs as to 
be despondent at times. He was a loving father and husband, and 
his memory was very dear to his wife, who mourned his loss to the 
end of her days. [Mrs. J. G. Barstow.'] 

Dimmey King (Andrews) Hodges was named Damaris King, 
after a friend of the family, but always wrote her first name Dimmey. 
Her father enlisted at the age of 15 as a soldier in the Revolutionary 
Army, and served until the end of the war. He was in many battles, 
and the regret of his life was that he missed the fight at Bunker Hill, 
being detailed upon an expedition before the fight, and getting back 
just too late to take an active part. He was wounded at Stillwater, 
and again at White Plains, and passed through the winter of suffer- 
ing at Valley Forge. [Mrs. J. G. Barstow.] 

131 — ANNA 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1777 April 
22, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1854 Feb. 19, Norton ; m. 1801 May 18, 
Norton, LEMUEL ARNOLD of Norton, son of David & Phebe (Pratt) 
Arnold, b. 1776 Sept. 15, Braintree, Mass.; d. 1861 Feb. 13, Norton. 

10 children born in Norton : — 
i. Nancy 6 Arnold, b. 1802 July 23 ; d. 1877 Jan'y 17, Norton ; m. 

1826 July 20, Norton, Annes Allen Lincoln of Norton, son of 

Luther & Rachel (Macomber) Lincoln of Norton. 
ii. Lemuel 6 Arnold, b. 1803 Dec. 27 ; d. 1882 May 29, Maiden, 

Mass. ; m. 1834 Oct. 12, Norton, Harriet Tisdale Crane, dau. 

of Terry & Roby (King) Crane of Norton, 
iii. Polly 6 Arnold, b. 1805 Sept. 25 ; d. 1882 Dec. 14, Providence, 

R. I. ; unm. 
iv. Laban 6 Arnlod, b. 1807 Nov. 30 ; d. 1837 Sept. 16, Norton ; m. 

1831 Feb. 10, Taunton, Mass., Rebecca Harvey Thayer, dau. 

of Abner & Lydia (Abel) Thayer of Taunton. 
v. Adeline 6 Arnold, b. 1811 July 6 ; d. 1865 April 27, Norton ; m. 

1843 April 10, Norton, Ebenezer Tinkham, son of Ebenezer & 

Hannah (Morrison) Tinkham of Middleboro, Mass. 
vi. William Earl 6 Arnold, b. 1813 April 19 ; living, 1893, unm., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 165 

vii. Samuel 6 Arnold, b. 1815 Sept. 17 ; living, 1893, Providence, 
E. I. ; m. 1850 Jan'y 3, Providence, Lydia Ann Sanford, dau. 
of Elijah & Sarah (Sumner) Sanford of Behoboth, Mass. 

viii. Charles Grandison 6 Arnold, b. 1817 Sept. 19 ; living, 1893, 
unm., Leadville, Colorado. 

ix. Edwin Howard 6 Arnold, b. 1819 Jan'y 11 ; d. 1892 July 29, 
Bristol, P. I.; unm. He enlisted Nov. 21, 18C2, in Co. A, 
2nd P. I. Cavalry, and served until July 29, 1863, when he was 
discharged for disability at New Orleans, La. 

x. David Augustus 6 Arnold, b. 1823 May 11 ; d. 1893 June 15, 
Pawtucket, R. I.; m. 1853, Providence, P. I., Ruth Anne 
Lewis of Providence, dau. of Enoch & Ruth Brownell (Sisson) 
Lewis. 

132 — ADONIRAM 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan* John 2 Ww>\ b. 
1784 March 12, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1870 Aug. 29, Attleboro, Mass. ; m. 
pub. at Attleboro, 1812 May 10, BATHSHEBA RICHMOND, dau. of 
Benjamin & Betsey (Carver) Richmond, b. 1787 May 24, Norton ; d. 
1875 July 24, Attleboro. 

5 children born in Norton, Mass : — 

295. i. Laban 6 Hodges, b. 1813 Feb. 2. 

ii. James 6 Hodges, b. about 1815 ; d. in infancy. 

iii. James Henry 6 Hodges, b. about 1817 ; d. in infancy. 

296. iv. Chessman Adoniram 6 Hodges, b. 1820 May 4. 

v. William Barnard 6 Hodges, b. 1823 March 2 ; living, 1893, 
Attleboro, unm. 
Adoniram 5 Hodges served in the War of 1812. 

133 — BETSEY 5 HODGES [50. James* Nathan* John* Wm 1 ] b. 1787 
Jan'y 6, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1834 March 5, Norton ; m. 1809 June 28, 
Norton, HOLMES RICHMOND of Norton, son of Benjamin & Betsey 
(Carver) Richmond. 

Children born in Norton : — 
Holmes 6 Richmond. 
Charles 6 Richmond. 

Ephraim 6 Richmond, b. about 1814 ; d. about 1817, Norton. 
Elizabeth 6 Richmond, b. 1821 or 1822 ; d. 1849 April 15, Norton, 

aged 27 ; unm. 
Caroline 6 Richmond, b. 1825 or 1826 ; d. 1849 July 31, Norton, aged 

23 ; unm. 

134 — WEALTHY 5 HODGES [52. Josiah* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1766 Oct. 14, Norton, Mass.; d. 1856 Oct. 7, Windsor, Mass. ; m. 1792 
Dec. 27, Norton, EZRA MACOMBER, of Norton, son of George & 
Susannah (Paul) Macomber, b. 1769 July 18, Taunton, Mass.; d. 
1835 Oct. 28, Savoy, Mass. 

8 children born (except the 2nd) in Norton : — 
i. Wealthy 6 Macomber, b. 1794 Jan'y 16 ; d. 1885 April 17, North 
Royalton, Ohio ; m. 1816 June 5, Norton, Caleb Ephraim Perry 



166 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

of Attleboro, Mass., son of Isaac & Philena (Lincoln) Perry of 

Attleboro. 
ii. Josiah 6 Macomber, b. 1796 Oct. 31, Shutesbury, Mass. ; d. 1849 

Dec. 8, Perry, Mich. ; m. 1820 Sept. 19, Taunton, Phebe Tripp, 

dau. of Othniel & Eebecca (Wilber) Tripp of Dighton, Mass. 
iii. Mary 6 Macomber, b. 1798 March 22 ; d. 1857 Nov. 22, Norton ; 

m. 1818 Dec. 31, Norton, Washburn Braman of Norton, son of 

Benjamin & Anna (Makepeace) Braman of Norton, 
iv. Melinda 6 Macomber, b. 1799 Nov. 21 ; d. 1814 March 20, 

Norton. 
v. Ezra 6 Macomber, b. 1802 Feb. 3 ; d. 1884 April 21, Caro, Mich. ; 

m. 1827 Nov., Ashfield, Mass., Jedidah Fuller, dau. of Jonah 

& Louise (Sears) Fuller of Ashfield. 
vi. Susannah Williams 6 Macomber, b. 1803 Dec. 12 ; d. 1845 March 

11, Webster, Mich.; m. 1826 Nov. 2, Savoy, Mass., William 

Walker of Savoy, son of Ethel [so he was named] & Susannah 

(Carpenter) Walker of Savoy. 
vii. Celia 6 Macomber, b. 1806 Jan'y 30; d. 1829 Jan'y 20, Savoy; 

unm. 
viii. Lurana 6 Macomber, b. 1808 June 22; d. 1887 Jan'y 29, 

Cheshire, Mass. ; m. 1832 Oct. 11, Savoy, Levi Lyman Leonard 

of Savoy, son of Ephraim & Polly (Ingraham) Leonard of Savoy. 
135— JOSIAH 5 HODGES [52. Josiah* Nathan* John* Wm 1 ] b. 1774 
April 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1841 July 30, Norton ; m. 1801 Nov. 19, 
Berkley, Mass., SARAH WINSLOW, dau. of Avery & Jemima 
(Simmons) Winslow, b. 1779 Oct. 31, Berkley; d. 1859 Feb. 20, 
Easton, Mass. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

297. i. Eliza 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Dec. 25. 

ii. Caroline Jemima 6 Hodges, b. 1805 Dec. 7; d. 1886 July 25, 
Norton ; m. 1830 Jan'y 7, Norton, Benjamin Stanley Hall, 
son of Silas & Nancy (Stanley) Hall, b. 1802 Oct. 2, Norton ; 
d. 1888 Feb. 11, Norton. No children. 

298. iii. Sally 6 Hodges, b. 1816 Jan'y 15. 

Josiah 5 Hodges lived in the south part of Norton near the 
Kaymond cotton factory. He was a farmer, but for a few years had 
a store and tavern in Norton Center, which he sold, moving back to 
his farm. He was tithing-man of Norton in 1802, and was also 
constable. He was called into service during the War of 1812 and 
was stationed for a short time at City Point, Boston. 
136 — STEPHEN 5 HODGES [52. Josiah* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1781 
April 13, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1847 Oct. 7, Norton ; m. 1809 Sept. 3, 
LINTHA HARVEY, dau. of John & Melantha (Lincoln) Harvey, 
b. 1787 June 28, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1868 July 7, Norton. 
5 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Salmon Sanford 6 Hodges, b. 1809 Dec. 11 ; d. 1887 June 20, 
Norton ; m. 1846 Oct. 21, Norton, Nancy Thatcher Parris, 
dau. of William & Sarah Parris of Portland, Me. No children. 



THE TA UNION BRANCH. 167 

299. ii. Lintha Adeline 6 Hodges, b. 1812 Nov. 3. 

300. iii. Wealthy Almira 6 Hodges, b. 1816 April 7. 

301. iv. Clarinda Matilda 6 Hodges, b. 1819 Jan'y 22. 

v. Carlos Stephen 6 Hodges, b. 1831 June 18; d. 1832 Jan'y 
3, Norton. 

137— LYDIA 5 HODGES [54. Wm*-* Henry 2 ' Wm 1 ] b. 1740 or 1741, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1810, Windham, Vt. ; m. 1771 April 22, Taunton, 
LEMUEL WILLIS of Taunton, son of Nathaniel Willis of Taunton, b. 
about 1740 ; d. 1780, Taunton. 

Children : — 
i. Lemuel 6 Willis, b. 1772 June 29, Taunton ; d. 1849 May 12, 

Westmoreland, N. H. ; m. Fanny Cobb, dau. of Simeon Cobb of 

Hallowell, Me. 

138— HANNAH 5 HODGES [54. Wm}- 3 Henry* Wm 1 '] b. prob. about 1743 
or 1744, Taunton, Mass.; m. DANIEL COBB; perhaps moved to 
Westmoreland, N. H. 

Children : — 
Hannah 6 Cobb, m. David Hopkins. 
William 6 Cobb. 
David 6 Cobb. 
Pliny 6 Cobb. 
Daniel 6 Cobb. 
Lyman 6 Cobb. 
Simeon 6 Cobb. 
Samuel 6 Cobb. 

139— THOMAS 5 HODGES [54. Wm*- 9 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1747 or 1748, 
Taunton, Mass ; d. 1822 Sept. 8, Taunton ; m. 1775 July 4, Taunton, 
SARAH COOPER, prob. dau. of John & Sarah Cooper of Taunton, b. 
1753; d. 1825 Dec. 5, Taunton. 

7 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

302. i. Lydia 6 Hodges, b. 1777 May 17. 

ii. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1779 Jan'y 29 ; d. 1866 June 1, 
Taunton; unm. 

iii. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1780 ; d. 1850 Aug. 15, Taunton ; unm. 

iv. Eunice 6 Hodges, b. 1782 May 17; d. 1856 Dec. 28, Taunton; 
unm. 

v. Phebe 6 Hodges, b. 1785; d. 1850 Feb. 22, Taunton; m. 1803 
Dec. 18, Taunton, Levi Leonard, son of Ichabod & Sibyl 
(Burt) Leonard, b. 1772 July 26, Taunton; d. 1855 Nov. 8, 
Taunton. 1 child: — Amy 1 Leonard, b. 1806 April 26, Taunton; 
d. 1875 Dec. 31, Taunton; unm. 

303. vi. Thomas 6 Hodges, b. 1787 or 1788. 

vii. Anna 6 Hodges, b. 1791 April 13; d. 1875 July 9, Taunton; 
m. 1812 Sept. 22, Taunton, Ebenezer S. Crossman. 1 child : — 
Anne Hodges' Crossman, b. 1813 July 5, Taunton ; d. 1867 Nov. 
30, Taunton : unm. 



168 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Thomas 5 Hodges lived in the "Willis neighborhood in the west 
part of Taunton, on what is now Worcester Street, near Oakland 
village. He and his brother John (who never married) inherited the 
homestead here of their uncle, Seth Hodges. He was one of the 
signers, May 1, 1776, at Taunton, of the Solemn League and Covenant 
to aid the United Colonies against the fleets and armies of Great 
Britain. He gave active aid to his countrymen by serving as private 
soldier at least four times in Ehode Island : — in December 1776 and 
January 1777 under Capt. Ichabod Leonard; in September and 
October 1777 under Capt. Josiah King; in July and August 1778, and 
in August 1780, under Capt. Ichabod Leonard. He was a man of 
stern and unflinching integrity, kind and benevolent to the unfor- 
tunate, having always in his house a room where he could keep the 
poor wayfarer over night, and ready with council and assistance for 
those in need. He was strict in his observance of the Sabbath, 
allowing no work, except that absolutely necessary, to be done by his 
family between the sunsets of Saturday and of Sunday. He was a 
farmer and raised large quantities of corn, rye, flax and hay. He 
always had one year's corn ahead. In 1816 the terrible frosts caused 
great losses among the farmers, and in the winter the price of corn 
rose to two dollars a bushel. He refused to take more than one 
dollar for his, of which he had a large supply, and to prevent specu- 
lation, sold only half a bushel to any one man at one time. When 
that was actually consumed for food the purchaser was allowed 
another half bushel. [Mrs. Wm. V. Hodges.~] 

140— HANNAH 5 HODGES [59. Andrew* John* Henry 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1753 
or 1754, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1811 March 5, Taunton, Mass., in 58th 
year; m. 1784, JOB TISDALE of Taunton, son of Job & Susannah 
(Hall) Tisdale, b. 1747 May 16, Taunton. 

5 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Hannah 6 Tisdale, b. 1785 Dec. 3 ; d. 1817 May 5, Eehoboth, 

Mass. ; m. 1808 Sept. 29, Taunton, Jotham Carpenter Hicks of 

Eehoboth, son of Nathan & Prudence (Rounds) Hicks of 

Eehoboth. 
ii. Ehoda 6 Tisdale, b. 1789 May 19; d. 1831 Aug. 29, Eehoboth; m. 

1821 Jan'y 21, Taunton, James Bliss of Eehoboth, son of James 

& Mary (Carpenter) Bliss of Eehoboth. 
iii. Mehitable 6 Tisdale, b. 1791 March 13 ; m. Jarvis 6 Hodges. 

No. 357. 
iv. Mahala 6 Tisdale, b. 1793 Nov. 6; d. 1828 Oct. 20, Norton; m. 

1814 Feb. 21, Taunton, Jacob Shepard of Norton, son of Jacob 

& Lydia (Clapp) Shepard. 
v. Mary 6 Tisdale, b. 1794 Aug. 29 ; d. 1837 July 22, Taunton ; m. 

Leonard Harvey of Taunton, son of John & Melantha (Lincoln) 

Harvey of Taunton. 

141 — SIBYL 5 HODGES [59. Andrew 4 John 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1762 
Nov. 12, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1842 March 23, Moreton, Vt. ; m. 1782, 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 169 

RUFUS CLAPP, son of Seth & Mary (Bullard) Clapp, b. 1759 Dec. 23, 
Walpole, Mass.; d. 1810 May 15, Moreton, Vt. 

5 children born in Walpole : — 
i. Betsey 6 Clapp, b. 1783 May 2 ; m. 1806 March 20, Moreton, Perci- 

val Hawley of Waitsfield, Vt. 
ii. Ezekiel 6 Clapp, b. 1781 Oct. 29; d. 1863, Munroe, Wis.; m. 1831 

Jan'y 13, Moreton, Sophia (Pierce) Belknap of Moreton, dau. 

of Stephen & Elizabeth (Rider) Pierce of Moreton. 
iii. Sibyl 6 Clapp, b. 1786 May 4; d. 1863 May 3, Waitsfield, Vt.; 

m. 1843 Jan'y 23, Moreton, Rufus Barrett of Waitsfield. 
iv. Rufus 6 Clapp, b. 1788 March 9; d. 1869 July 16, Kinnickinniek, 

Wis.; m. 1811 Feb. 28, Moreton, Wealthy Spalding, dau. of 

Royal & Lucy (Benton) Spalding of Moreton. 
v. Leonard 6 Clapp, b. 1790 April 24; d. 1841 Sept. 3, Worcester, 

Vt. ; m. 1821 Oct. 1, Polly Atherton, dau. of Oliver & Polly 

(Bascom) Atherton of Middlesex, Vt. 

142— MEHITABLE 5 HODGES [59. Andrew* Joh?i s Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 

1766 Nov. 15, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1853 Oct. 4, Taunton, Mass. ; ni. 

1787 Jan'y 17, Taunton, EBENEZER HALL, son of Joseph & Sarah 

(Dean) (Williams) Hall, b. 1754, Taunton ; d. 1820 Aug. 11, Taunton. 
9 children born in Taunton : — 

i. Sarah 6 Hall, b. 1788 Dec. 19; d. 1880 April 9, Taunton; m. 1828 
Dec. 11, Taunton, John Dean Gilmore of Ellsworth, Me., son 
of John & Elizabeth (Dean) Gilmore of Raynham, Mass. 

ii. Ebenezer 6 Hall, b. 1790 Sept. 22 ; d. 1886 Aug. 1, Taunton ; unm. 

iii. Mehitable 6 Hall, b. 1792 Oct. 3 ; d. 1880 Dec. 6, Taunton ; unm. 

iv. Leonard 6 Hall, b. 1794 Aug. 16; d. 1868 Aug. 1, Taunton; m. 
1827 June 3, Norton, Roby King Crane, dau. of Terry & Roby 
(King) Crane of Norton. 

v. Rufus 6 Hall, b. 1797 Jan'y 30 ; d. 1876 Dec. 12, Taunton ; m. 
1831 May 30, Conway, Mass., Lydia Williams Tobey, dau. of 
Williams & Zilpha (Hall) Tobey of Conway. 

vi. Betsey 6 Hall, b. 1799 March 12; cl. 1890 March 27, Taunton ; unm. 

vii. Lodicea 6 Hall, b. 1801 Dec. 14; d. 1836 June 8, Raynham, 
Mass. ; m. 1829 Oct. 1, Taunton, Oren Shaw Dean of Rayn- 
ham, son of Seth & Mercy (Shaw) Dean of Raynham. 

viii. Andrew Hodges 6 Hall, b. 1804 March 17 ; d. 1876 Dec. 17, 
Taunton ; m. 1832 Nov. 29, Norton, Hannah Walker Crane, 
dau. of Terry & Roby (King) Crane of Norton. 

ix. Almira 6 Hall, b. 1807 March 15; living, 1894, Raynham, Mass.; 
m. 1832 Nov. 29, Taunton, Jonathan Hunt of Taunton, son of 
Samuel & Sarah (Walker) Hunt of Norton. 

143— ZILPHA 5 HODGES [59. Andrew 4 John* Henry 2 Wm 1 ~] b. 1769 
Nov. — , Norton, Mass. ; d. 1853 Feb. 27, Taunton, Mass ; m. 1792 
Nov. 29, Norton, LUTHER SHORT of Taunton, son of Philip & Lydia 
(Luther) Short, b. 1769 Feb. 7, Rehoboth, Mass. ; d. 1835 Aug. 26, 
Taunton. 



170 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

2 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Luther Leonard 6 Short, b. 1799 Dec. 28 ; d. 1860 March 21, 

Taunton ; m. 1826, Matilda Harvey, dau. of John & Melan- 

tha (Lincoln) Harvey of Taunton. 
ii. Zilpha Hodges 6 Short, b. 1804 Sept. 9 ; d. 1843 Dec. 14, Norton ; 

m. 1831 June 6, Taunton, Simeon Hodges 7 Lane of Norton, 

son of Isaac & Miriam 6 (Hodges) Lane of Norton. See No. 

334, iv. 
144 — LEONARD 5 HODGES [59. Andrew* John* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1774 
March 13, Norton, Mass.; d. 1841 March 7, Norton; m. 1798 March 
13, Taunton, HANNAH PECK, dau. of Oliver & Hannah (Bliss) Peck, 
b. 1778 June 5, Eehoboth, Mass. ; d. 1857 July 13, Taunton. 
11 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Eufus 6 Hodges, b. 1799 April 12 ; d. 1845 Jan'y 8, Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

304. ii. Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Feb. 27. 

305. iii. Hannah Peck 6 Hodges, b. 1803 June 15. 

306. iv. Abby Ann 6 Hodges, b. 1805 Dec. 15. 

307. v. Louisa Caroline 6 Hodges, b. 1808 May 18. 

308. vi. Lewis 6 Hodges, b. 1810 Aug. 9. 

309. vii. Earl 6 Hodges, b. 1810 Aug. 9. 

310. viii. Lepha Miranda 6 Hodges, b. 1813 March 19. 

311. ix. Andrew James 6 Hodges, b. 1815 Oct. 31. 

312. x. Eoyal Peck 6 Hodges, b. 1818 Aug. 1. 

313. xi. Lydia. Taylor 6 Hodges, b. 1820 Dec. 16. 

Leonard 5 Hodges went with his mother to Newport, B. I., when 
she married her second husband, and remained there until he was 
about 14 years old, attending the school of Master Goddard of whom 
he spoke always as an excellent teacher. He then lived with his 
brother Eufus on the Norton homestead at Crooked Meadow. He 
served an apprenticeship in the trade of carpenter and wheelwright 
with Ichabod Perry of Norton. When 21 years old he went to Wil- 
liamstown, Mass., and there followed his trade a few years. About 
the time of his marriage he returned to Norton and settled on the old 
homestead, carrying on the business of contractor and builder in 
connection with farming, until shortly before his death. Many memo- 
rials of his handiwork exist in Norton and vicinity. He built the 
Norton Academy, Free Masons' Hall (subsequently converted into 
a dwelling house), the Major White homestead (in 1810), the Talbot 
factory (recently burned), and many other buildings. In politics he 
was a staunch Democrat of the old school ; in theology he was a firm 
Methodist ; in daily life he was modest, energetic and scrupulously 
honest. [Mrs. Lydia T. Caswell.] 

Rufus 6 Hodges graduated at Brown University in 1823, teaching 
school in Norton at intervals during his college course. Almon D 6 . 
Hodges, compiler of the second edition of this genealogy, was one of 
his Norton pupils and bore testimony to the excellence of his teach- 
ing. After graduation he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
became distinguished as a lawyer. He was the author of the origi- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 171 

nal Eecord of the Families in New England of the Name of Hodges, 
published in 1837, a second, enlarged edition of which was published 
in 1853, this work being the third edition. He was a man of talent 
and was much beloved by his friends and acquaintances. To his 
many hne qualities and moral worth, the author of the History of 
Norton has borne testimony. 

145_BENJAMIN 5 HODGES [60. Josiah 4 Henri/ 3 - 2 Wm 1 "] b. 1745/6 
Jan'y 6, Stoughton, Mass. ; d. 1814 May 8, Sharon, Mass. ; m. (1) 
1772 Jan'y 30, Walpole, Mass., ESTHER ALLEN, dau. of Kobert & 
Ruth (Fisher) Allen, b. 1749 Dec. 10, Walpole ; d. 1780, Sharon. He 
m. (2) 1783 Aug. 28, Mansfield, Mass., MIRIAM PRATT, dau. of 
Josiah & Abigail (Williams) Pratt, b. 1755 May 10, Stoughton; d. 
1825 Dec. 31, Walpole. 

9 children born in Stoughtonham (called Sharon after 1783) : — 

314. i. Sew all 6 Hodges, b. 1773 Feb. 3. 

315. ii. Daniel 6 Hodges, b. 1775 Jan'y 28. 

316. iii. Esther 6 Hodges, b. 1777 Aug. 28. 

317. iv. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1784 May 2. 

v. Eachel Hodges, b. 1784 May 3; d. 1863 Feb. 14, Sharon; 
m. 1803 April 7, Sharon, Solomon Richards, son of William 
& Anna (Cummings) Eichards, b. 1779 April 3, Sharon ; d. 
1842 Oct. 19, Sharon. 1 child who died in a few days. 

318. vi. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Aug. 6. 

319. vii. Benjamin 6 Hodges, b. 1789 April 11. 

320. viii. Anna 6 Hodges, b. 1791 Aug. 15. 

ix. James 6 Hodges, b. 1794 July 22 ; d. 1795 Feb. 21, Sharon. 
Benjamin 5 Hodges was born and lived in the part of Stoughton 
which bore successively the names of Stoughtonham, Sharon and Fox- 
boro ; and his 2nd wife was born in the part of Stoughton which was 
established as Foxboro. He was a farmer and cleared and cultivated 
a large tract of land near the present Hodges homestead. He served 
several times during the Eevolution, holding the rank of corporal. 
In April, 1775, at the Lexington Alarm, he marched to Boston in 
Capt. Josiah Pratt's company of Minute Men. In March, 1776, he 
went in the same Captain's company to defend Boston against a 
threatened attack by the British fleet. Again in the same month, 
under Capt. Edward Bridge, he marched to Braintree (now Quincy), 
whence the company went in boats and with cannon to Thompson's 
and Spectacle Islands, in Boston harbor, and from these points fired 
on the British ships, driving them away and preventing an assault 
on Boston. 

146 — LYDIA 5 HODGES [60. Josiah* Henri/- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1747 Oct. 3, 
Stoughton, Mass. ; d. 1825 April 5, Stoughton ; m. 1776 July 4, 
Stoughton, HEZEKIAH GAY, son of Hezekiah & Jemima (Fisher) Gay, 
b. 1728 July 8, Stoughton ; d. 1803 Oct. 31 Stoughton. 

6 children born in Stoughton, Mass. : — 
i. Hezekiah 6 Gay, b. 1777 May 20 ; d. 1836 Feb. 28, Stoughton ; m. 



172 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

1808 Jan'y 17, Stoughton, Rebecca Holmes, dau. of Samuel & 
Eachel (Fisher) Holmes of Stoughton. 
ii. Nancy 6 Gay, b. 1778 Oct. 3; d. 1846 Oct. 15, Canton, Mass.; m. 

1808 June 15, Stoughton, Samuel Morse of Canton, son of 
Samuel & Lois (Wentworth) Morse of Dedham, Mass. 

iii. Eliphalet 6 Gay, b. 1780 Aug. 1; d. 1841 Aug. 16, Stoughton; 

m. 1812 Jan'y 12, Stoughton, Eachel Holmes, dau. of Samuel 

& Eachel (Fisher) Holmes of Stoughton. 
iv. Barney 6 Gay, b. 1782 Jan'y 3; d. 1856 Sept. 17, Stoughton; m. 

1809 Dec. 8, Stoughton, Nabby Monk, dau. of Elijah & Anna 
(Wadsworth) Monk of Stoughton. 

v. Lewis 6 Gay, b. 1785 April 24; d. 1861 July 8, Charlestown, X. H. ; 
m. (1) 1813 Nov. 2, Elizabeth Crane, dau. of Nathan & Esther 
(Damon) Crane of Canton ; m. (2) Lorinda Howard of Charles- 
town, N. H. 

vi. Lydia 6 Gay, b. 1787; d. 1827 July 9, Stoughton; m. 1813 Jan'y 
31, Stoughton, James Smith of Stoughton, son of James & 
Mary (Smith) Smith of Canton. [See No. 316, i.] 

147 — PHEBE 5 HODGES [60. Josiah* Henry 3 -* Wm}~\ b. 1749 or 1750, 
Stoughton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1770 July 26, Stoughton, STEPHEN GAY, 
son of Hezekiah & Jemima (Fisher) Gay, b. 1741 Nov. 26, Stough- 
ton; d. 1775 Sept. 21, Stoughton. She m. (2) EBENEZER FISHER of 
Sharon, Mass. 

Children : — 
i. Eebecca 6 Gay, b. 1771 Nov. 17, Stoughton ; d. young. 

Stephen 6 Fisher, m. Leavitt. 

Ebenezer 6 Fisher, married and settled in Ohio. 
Hodges 6 Fisher, went to Eostraver, Penn. 

148 — MARY 5 HODGES [60. Josiah" Henrtf- 2 Wm^h. 1751 or 1752, 
Stoughton, Mass. ; d. 1822 March 18, Stoughton, aged 70 ; m. 1780 
Jan'y 21, Stoughton, MOSES GAY, son of Hezekiah & Jemima 
(Fisher) Gay, b. 1730 March 12, Stoughton; d. 1800 Feb. 17, 
Stoughton. 

6 children born in Stoughton, Mass. : — 
i. Jemima 6 Gay, b. 1781 Jan'y 7 ; d. 1863 Nov. 11, Stoughton ; m. 

1819 Feb. 7, Stoughton, Eichard Talbot of Stoughton, son of 

Peter & Mary (Bailey) Talbot of Stoughton. 
ii. Mary 6 Gay, b. 1782 Sept. 5; m. 1805 Feb. 10, Stoughton, John 

Capen of Stoughton, son of John & Patience (Drake) Capen of 

Stoughton. 
iii. Phebe 6 Gay, b. 1784 May 12; d. 1852 June 3, Stoughton; m. 

1802 Feb. 11, Stoughton, Nathan Smith of Stoughton, son of 

Joseph & Sarah (Gay) Smith of Stoughton. 
iv. Moses 6 Gay, b. 1786 April 8 ; d. 1835 Sept. 29, Stoughton; unm. 
v. Hannah 6 Gay, b. 1788 March 29; d. 1857 Dec. 7, Stoughton; m. 

1825 Jan'y 3, Stoughton, Isaac Gay of Stoughton, son of Lem- 
uel & Abigail (Davenport) Gay of Stoughton. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 173 

vi. Elizabeth 6 Gay, b. 1790 May 31 ; d. 1857 March 21, Stoughton; 
unm. 

149 — SARAH 5 HODGES [60. Josiah 4 * Henry*-* Wm 1 '] b. 1754 or 1755, 
Stoughton, Mass. ; d. 1792 Nov. 20, Sharon, Mass., aged 37; m. 1773 
Oct. 7, Stoughtonham (now Sharon), JACOB FISHER of Stoughton- 
ham, son of David & Deborah (Boyden) Fisher, b. 1737 June 23, 
Dedham (now Norwood), Mass. 

Children : — 

Jacob 6 Fisher, b. 1776 April 30, Sharon ; d. 1842 Sept. 8, Sharon; 
m. Mary Witherton [?]. 

Betsey 6 Fisher, b. 1777 Dec. 28, Sharon; prob. d. 1831 Dec. 25, 
Dedham, Mass. ; prob. m. 1820 April 18, Jason Wight of Ded- 
ham, son prob. of Henry & Mary Wight of Dedham. 

Sarah 6 Fisher, b. 1782 March 16, Sharon; m. Flaven. 

Spencer 6 Fisher, m. Vesta Pope of Stoughton. 

Abner 6 Fisher, m. Bebecca Morse, dau. of Samuel & Hannah 
(Esty) Morse. 

Thomas 6 Fisher, m. Mary Pratt. 

Hannah 6 Fisher, prob. m. 1832 April 3, Jason Wight of Dedham, 
son prob. of Henry & Mary Wight of Dedham. 

Asa 6 Fisher, d. aged 1^ years. 

150 — JOSIAH 5 HODGES [60. Josiah* Henri/ 3 - 2 Wm^b. Stoughton, 
Mass. ; m. 1782 June 6, Stoughton, TABITHA SMITH, dau. of Eph- 
raim & Elizabeth Smith, b. 1763 July 29, Stoughton. 

Children : — 
i. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1783; d. 1849, Wayne, Me.; m. Samuel 

Bichards of Sharon, Mass., son of William & Anna (Cummings) 

Bichards, b. 1777 Jan'y 12, Sharon, 
ii. Nancy 6 Hodges, b. 1784 Oct. 2; m. Joseph 6 Hodges. No. 318. 
iii. Susan 6 Hodges, b. 1789 May — ; lived in Wayne, Me. ; m. John 

Frost. 
iv. Josiah 6 Hodges, b. 1791; lived in Wayne, Me. 
v. Sophronia 6 Hodges. 
vi. Benjamin 6 Hodges, b. 1797 [1795 ?] Oct. 7 [Winthrop, Me ?] ; d. 

1856, Maiden, Mass. ; m. Mary Jedkins. 
vii. Lucretia 6 Hodges, b. 1798; d. 1807, Wayne, Me. 
viii. John 6 Hodges, b. 1807, Wayne, Me. ; d. 1808, Wayne. 

Josiah 5 Hodges was a Bevolutionary soldier. He Avas private, 
June 1779, in Capt. Job Cushing's company in Bhocle Island. In 
1780 he served about 3^ months under Capt. Samuel Holden in the 
Continental Army, apparently in New York State. Up to the time of 
his marriage he was a resident of Stoughton, Mass. At a later period 
he went to Maine, and seems to have lived there in Wayne and 
Winthrop. 

151 —ISABEL 5 HODCES [62. Eliphalet* Henri/ 3 - 2 JFm 1 ] b. 1746 Nov. 
4, Stoughton, Mass. ; d. prob. 1830 July 27, Wrentham, Mass. ; m. 
1773 Dec. 9, Stoughtonham (now Sharon), Mass., JOHN EVERETT of 



174 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Stoughtonliam and Wrentham, perhaps son of John & Mary (Bennett) 
Everett of Dedham, Mass. 

Children : — 
George 6 Everett. 
Eliphalet 6 Everett. 
Sarah 6 Everett. 
Stephen 6 Everett. 
John 6 Everett. 
Abigail 6 Everett. 

152 — ZEPHANIAH 5 HODGES [63. Henri/-*- 2 WmK\ b. 1743, Taunton, 
Mass.; d. 1793 Aug. 10, Taunton; m. 1765 Oct. 8, Taunton, ANNA 5 
SHAW of Taunton, dau. of Daniel & Jemima 4 (Hodges) Shaw of 
Taunton [See No. 57]. She m. (2) 1795 Eeb. 18, Norton, Mass., Dea. 
Seth Smith of Norton. 

Children born in Taunton : — 

321. Mercy 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1766. 

322. Jemima 6 Hodges, b. 1769 Nov. 7. 

323. Anna Shaw 6 Hodges. 

324. Zephaniah Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1786 July 22. 
Zephaniah 5 Hodges lived in Taunton on the homestead of his 

father. He possessed much character and influence and bore the title 
of Captain. He was one of those who pledged themselves to aid the 
cause of the Colonists and resist the British forces, by signing the 
Solemn League and Covenant of May 1, 1776. He also did active 
service in the cause, the full extent of which is not known; but the 
Mass. State Archives contain the records of two terms of service, — 
in December 1776 and January 1777, and in July and August 1778, — 
both in Rhode Island, and both in Capt. Ichabod Leonard's company, 
of which he was a sergeant. 

153 _ SPENCER 5 HODGES [63. Henri/ - z - 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 1745, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1809 May 6, Eoxboro, Mass. ; m. 1768 Dec. 22, 
Taunton, MERCY DEANE, dau. of John & Phebe (Williams) Deane, 
b. Taunton ; d. 1816 April 5, Foxboro. 

11 children born (except the 1st) in what is now Eoxboro : — 
i. Spencer 6 Hodges, b. 1769 Oct. 27, Taunton ; d. 1778 March 
28, Stoughtonliam (now Foxboro). 

325. ii. Mary 6 Hodges, b. 1771 May 1. 

iii. Abijah 6 Hodges, b. 1773 May — ; d. 1775 Sept. 1, Stoughton- 
liam. 

326. iv. Lydia 6 Hodges, b. 1775 July 3. 

v. Apollos 6 Hodges, b. 1777 March — ; d. 1778 March 27, 
Stoughtonham. 

327. vi. Phebe 6 Hodges, b. 1779 Dec. 18. 

328. vii. Williams 6 Hodges, b. 1781 Oct. 12. 

329. viii. Spencer 6 Hodges, b. 1783 Aug. 24. 

ix. James 6 Hodges, b. 1786 June 4 ; d. 1790 May 7, Foxboro. 

330. x. Elkanah 6 Hodges, b. 1788 July 17. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 175 

331. xi. Otis 6 Hodges, b. 1792 July 4. 

Dea. Spencer 5 Hodges moved from Taunton in 1770, and settled in 
that part of Stoughtonham which became a part of Foxboro in 1778. 
His house was on the main highway from Taunton to Worcester. He 
was noted for his good judgment, strong religious feeling and Chris- 
tian life, was entrusted with several important positions by his fellow- 
townsmen, was deacon of the church and selectman of Foxboro. He 
was a man of untiring industry and it is thought that he injured his 
health by excessive toil, for in his last years he became a victim of 
melancholy, and ceased to be interested in the activities which had 
been so engrossing in his earlier life. [Miss E. C. Hodges.'] 
154— HENRY 5 HODGES [63. Henri/ • 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1746 or 1747, 
Taunton, Mass.; d. 1828 March 23, Taunton, aged 81; m. 1778 Feb. 
17, Taunton, ANNA 5 HODGES, dau. of William 4 & Lydia (Andrews) 
Hodges [See No. 54], b. 1751 or 1752, Taunton; d. 1828 March 15, 
Taunton, aged 76. 

4 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1779 Dec. 22 ; d. 1869 Jan'y 27, Berkley, 
Mass.; m. 1810 Aug. — , Taunton, Shadrach Burt of 
Berkley, son of Abner & Mary (Dean) Burt of Berkley, b. 
1771 or 1772; d. 1856 March — , Berkley, aged 84. 3 chil- 
dren, unnamed, all of whom died at birth, 
ii. Fanny 6 Hodges, b. 1781 June 3 ; d. 1856 Feb. 23, Taunton ; 

unm. 
iii. Betsey 6 Hodges, b. 1784 or 1785 ; d. 1791 Sept. 18, Taunton, 
aged 6. 

332. iv. Lydia 6 Hodges, b. 1787. 

Henry 5 Hodges lived in Taunton in the house next east of his 
father's, but on the opposite side of the road. Among the papers 
which he left was the Solemn League and Covenant, dated May 1, 
1776, and signed by him and 86 others, pledging their aid to the 
Colonists in their struggle with England, and their resistance to the 
British forces. He served as private in Capt. Elisha Barney's com- 
pany in Rhode Island in December, 1776, and again in the same State, 
in August, 1780, under Capt. Peletiah Eddy. 

155 —LYDIA 5 HODGES [63. Henrxf-^ Wm 1 ] b. 1749 or 1750, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; d. 1790 Sept. 9, Taunton, aged 40; m. 1770 Feb. 1, Taun- 
ton, RUFUS DEAN of Taunton, son of Israel & Sarah (Richmond) 
Dean of Taunton, b. 1739 ; d. 1800 Feb. 24, Taunton. 

10 children born in Taunton : — 
i. Joshua 6 Dean, b. 1770 or 1771 ; d. 1784 July 2, Taunton, aged 13. 
ii. Rufus 6 Dean, b. 1772 ; d. 1830 Sept. 22, Taunton ; unm. 
iii. Israel 6 Dean, b. about 1774 ; m. pub. at Berkley, 1813 Jan'y 15, 

Lydia Burt, dau. of Simeon & Betsey (Pitts) Burt of Berkley, 

Mass. 
iv. Lydia 6 Dean, b. 1776 March 30 ; d. 1850 Feb. 17, Raynham, 

Mass. ; m. 1801 Feb. 1, Taunton, David Carver of Taunton, 

son of David & Hannah (Harlow) Carver. 



176 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

v. Sarah 6 Dean, b. 1777 ; d. 1805 Jan'y 8, Taunton ; m. 1802 Oct. 17, 
Taunton, Nathan 6 Carver of Taunton, son of Nathaniel & 
Joanna 5 (Godfrey) Carver [No. 72, ii.] of Taunton. 

vi. Catherine Walker 6 Deax, b. 1779 Feb. 28 ; d. 1863 April 11, 
Taunton; m. Capt. Benjamin Shores of Taunton, son of Benja- 
min & Mercy (Cobb) (Briggs) Shores of Taunton. 

vii. Henry Hodges 6 Dean, b. about 1781; ni. 1804 May 13, Taunton, 
Deborah Dean, dau. of Edward & Nancy (Vickery) Dean of 
Taunton. 

viii. Ehoda 6 Dean, b. 1783 Nov. 28 ; d. 1866 Feb. 20, Taunton ; m. 
1804 May 24, Taunton, Charles Cobb of Taunton, son of 
Jonathan & Hannah (Beals) Cobb of Taunton. 

ix. Zephaniah Hodges 6 Dean, b. 1785 May — ; ni. Pamela 6 
Hodges. No. 251. 

x. Nancy 6 Dean, b. 1786 Dec. 10 ; d. 1853 Sept. 5, Taunton ; m. 
1820 Dec. 6, Taunton, Bufus 6 Carver of Taunton, son of 
Nathaniel & Joanna 5 (Godfrey) Carver [No. 72, ii.] of Taunton. 

156 — ABIATHER 5 HODGES [63. Henri/-*- 2 TFm 1 ] b. prob. 1752 or 
1753, Taunton, Mass.; d. Vermont; m. 1798 Feb. 5, Taunton, 
TABITHA BURT, dau. of Jacob & Betsey (Cobb) Burt, bapt. 1764 
April 12, Taunton. 

1 child : — 
333. William Henry 6 Hodges. 

Abiather 5 Hodges signed the Taunton Solemn League and Cove- 
nant of May 1, 1776. He served 6 months, from June to December, 
1776, at the Defence of Boston, as private in Capt. Matthew Randall's 
company, and immediately thereafter was in Bhode Island under 
Capt. Elisha Barney. He moved to Dover, Vt. 

157— PHEBE 5 HODGES [67. James" Henry*- 2 Wm l ~\ b. 1753 Dec. 29, 

Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1835 Dec. 8, Taunton ; m. SAMUEL PRATT, son 

of Samuel & Abigail (Atwood) Pratt of Taunton, b. 1753 or 1754 ; 

d. 1829 May 12, Taunton, aged 75. 
6 children born in Taunton : — 

i. Nehemiah 6 Pratt, b. 1781 July 15 ; m. 1800 Dec. 9, Taunton, 
Abigail Lincoln, dau. of Josiah & Abigail (Austin) Lincoln of 
Taunton. 

ii. James Hodges 6 Pratt, b. 1784 June 12 ; d. 1788 Oct. 15, Taunton. 

iii. Polly 6 Pratt, b. 1786 Jan'y 14 ; d. Taunton ; unm. 

iv. Samuel 6 Pratt, b. 1787 Sept. 29 ; d. 1829 July 30, Taunton ; m. 
Sibyl Lincoln, dau. of Josiah & Abigail (Austin) Lincoln of 
Taunton. 

v. Barney 6 Pratt, b. 1790 May 6 ; d. New York State ; m. Han- 
nah Crane Blake, dau. of Greenfield & Phebe (Hart) Blake 
of Taunton. 

vi. Phebe 6 Pratt, b. 1798 July 22 ; d. 1860 Feb. 2, Taunton ; unm. 

158— MIRIAM 5 HODGES [68. Joseph}- 3 Hennf Wm 1 ] b. 1750 Sept. 
13, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1791 Aug. 15, Standish, Me. ; in. 1766 Jan'y 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 177 

16, Norton, JOHN DEANE of Norton, son of Samuel & Rachel 
(D wight) Deane, b. 1743 June 11, Dedham, Mass. ; d. 1826 May 6, 
Standish. 

7 children : — 

i. Rachel 6 Deane, b. 1766 Oct. 21, Norton ; d. 1812, Standish ; m. 

1783, James Hasty of Standish. 
ii. John 6 Deane, b. 1769 Sept. 29, Norton ; d. 1829 April 24, Boston, 

Mass.; unm. 
iii. Nancy 6 Deane, b. 1772 July 20, Norton ; d. 1832 April 22, 

Standish ; unm. 
iv. Lucy 6 Deane, b. 1774 Dec. 19, Standish ; d. 1851 July 25, 

Standish ; unm. 
v. and vi. died young, 
vii. Miriam 6 Deane, b. 1787 Jan'y 6, Standish ; d. 1882 Dec. 23, 

Standish; in. 1813 Nov. 6, Standish, Enoch Freeman Higgins 

of Standish, son of Joseph & Mercy (Cook) Higgins of Gorham, 

Me. 

159— JOSEPH 5 HODGES [68. Josejjh*- 3 Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 1752 Nov. 
15, Norton, Mass.; d. 1810 April 10, Norton; in. 1775 Jan'y 30, 
Taunton, Mass., LURANA 5 WILLIAMS [No. 58, ii.], dau. of Simeon & 
Waitstill* (Hodges) Williams, b. 1752 Dec. 30, Taunton ; d. 1831 
Jan'y 8, Norton. 

8 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

334. i. Miriam 6 Hodges, b. 1776 May 3. 

335. ii. Lurana 6 Hodges, b. 1778 Nov. 28. 

336. iii. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1781 April 17. 

337. iv. Sophia 6 Hodges, b. 1783 Nov. 20. 

338. v. Williams 6 Hodges, b. 1786 April 20. 

339. vi. Clarissa 6 Hodges, b. 1788 April 18. 

340. vii. Nancy 6 Hodges, b. 1790 April 25. 

viii. Simeon 6 Hodges, b. 1794 March 1 ; d. 1798 Sept. 25, 
Norton. 
Capt. Joseph 5 Hodges lived in Norton on the place where his 
father lived, from whom he inherited considerable real estate and 
also the silver-hilted sword of his grandfather, Major Joseph 3 Hodges. 
He had a long record as a Revolutionary soldier. As private he 
marched to Boston, April 19, 1775, in Capt. Silas Cobb's company 
of Minute Men. In June and July, 1775, as sergeant of Capt. 
Samuel Robinson's company, he served in Rhode Island. In August 
and September, 1778, he was again in Rhode Island, sergeant under 
Capt. Josiah Keith. On July 31, 1779, he was commissioned First 
Lieutenant of the 2nd Co. of the 4th Bristol County reg't, and served 
in August and September in Rhode Island, and also in August, 1780. 
On July 1, 1781, he was commissioned Captain of one of the Norton 
companies. In October, 1786, he inarched his company to Taunton 
and confronted the insurgents of Shays' Rebellion, but fortunately 
there was no fighting. He was a public-spirited man and influential 
in church and town affairs. He was one of those who, in April, 1793, 



178 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

made up a purse for the object of obtaining the services of Eev. Pitt 
Clarke as pastor of the Norton Church. On Oct. 6, 1783, he was 
elected a member of the committee chosen " to divide the school 
ground n at the first town meeting after the war, when steps were 
taken to establish a school-system, was on a similar committee in 
1789, and in 1801 built the first school-house erected in school-district 
No. 4, which cost $190. 

160— JOSEPH 5 HODGES [70. Timothy 4 ^ Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1784, 
bapt. 1764 May 29, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1825 Sept. 14, New Salem, 
Mass., m. 1789 Sept. 3, Taunton, Mass., SILENCE WHITE, dau. of 
Abraham & Hannah (White) White of Norton ; d. 1844 Jan'y — , 
Wilmington, Vt. 

11 children, of whom two died in infancy : — 

341. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1791 March 10. 

342. Lucinda 6 Hodges. 

343. Ardelissa 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Nov. 28, Norton. 

344. Bradford 6 Hodges, b. 1801, Norton. 

345. Hannah White 6 Hodges, b. 1803 Dec. 22, Taunton. 

Betsey 6 Hodges, d. 1829, Barre, Mass. ; m.. Charles Lloyd of 
Men don, Mass. 

346. Nancy 6 Hodges, b. Barre. 

Timothy 6 Hodges, b. New Salem, Mass.; d. 1842 July — , 
Petersham, Mass.; unm. 

347. George Leonard 6 Hodges, b. 1812 Oct. 22, Wendell, Mass. 
Joseph 5 Hodges, when young, moved to Taunton and was a member 

of the Episcopal Church there in 1787. In 1786 he aided in suppress- 
ing the Shay's Kebellion. In 1795 he was a resident of Sutton, 
Mass., but in this year he sold his house and land there, and returned 
to Norton. About 1804 or 1805 he moved to Barre, Mass., where he 
owned a large farm. 

Silence (White) Hodges was daughter of Hon. Abraham White 
of Norton, who is said to have descended from Peregrine White, the 
first English child born at Plymouth. Abraham White was a some- 
what eccentric man and could not read or write, but was possessed 
of much native talent, practical good sense, and sound judgment. 
He was much employed in public life, where energy and decision of 
character were needed. Numerous anecdotes are related of him, all 
of which illustrate his ready wit, keen satire and ability to meet any 
emergency which arose. 

161— BETHIAH 5 HODGES [71. Jonathan 4 Joseph* Henry 2 Wm l ~\ b. 
1744 Oct. 10, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1829 Sept. 3, Norton; m. NATHANIEL 
FREEMAN, son of John & Sarah (Bamsdell) Freeman, b. 1740 Sept. 
29, Norton; d. 1793 July 22, Norton. 

9 children born in Norton : — 
i. Abigail 6 Freeman, b. 1763 Jan'y 13; d. 1806 March 13, Norton; 
m. 1794 Oct. 22, Norton, James Tisdale of Taunton, son of Job 
& Susannah (Hall) Tisdale of Taunton, Mass. 



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ii. John 6 Freeman, b. 1765 Aug. 30; d. 1847 July—, Norton; m. 

1792 Oct. 28, Norton, Abigail Williams, dau. of Isaac & 

Catherine (Pratt) Williams of Norton. 

iii. Sarah 6 Freeman, b. 1767 Dec. 2 ; d. 1845 Oct. 16, Norton ; unm. 

iv. Bethiah 6 Freeman, b. 1775 April 5 ; ra. 1799 Sept. 29, Taunton, 

Zopher Skinner of Norton, 
v. Hetty 6 Freeman, b. 1778 Sept. 18 ; d. 1809 July 1, Norton; unm. 
vi. Nathaniel 6 Freeman, b. 1781 July 10; d. Salem, Mass. 
vii. Sanforth 6 Freeman, b. 1784 Jan'y 8 ; d. 1870 June 9, Norton; 
m. (1) 1806 Nov. 27, Norton, Sarah 6 Cobb, dau. of Gen. Silas 
& Deliverance 5 (Hodges) Cobb [No. 86.] of Norton; m. (2) 1809 
May 14, Norton, Nancy Freeman, dau. of James & Rachel 
Freeman of Norton ; m. (3) 1863 Aug. 16, Norton, Mary (Moore) 
(Davis) Wolliston of Norton, dau. of Sewall & Mehitable 
(Dodge) Moore of Worcester, Mass. 
viii. Polly 6 Freeman, b. 1787 July 31 ; d. Woonsocket, R. I. ; m. 
Amos Daniels of Mendon, Mass., son of David & Olive Daniels. 
ix. Rachel 6 Freeman, b. 1791 Jan'y 11 ; m. Benjamin Thayer of 
Mendon. 
Bethiah 5 (Hodges) Freeman was noted for her domestic ability, 
her hospitality and her kindly disposition, which made her a great 
favorite, especially with the children who were fond of visiting her, 
and were sure of finding something good reserved for them. Long 
and pleasantly was she remembered, as evidenced by the following 
testimony penned a quarter of a century after her death: 

" We [children] looked forward to this day [of the Regimental 
Review at Norton] — the most interesting holiday of the year — 
with a great deal of pleasure. At these trainings there was a collection 
of tents where gingerbread, cookies, liquors and various kinds of 
fancy articles were sold ; and exhibitions of different kinds were to 
be seen. We were accustomed to start early in the morning, and, 
after tramping around the camp-ground until we were tired, to go to 
Aunt Freeman's, near the Common, to rest. Her son Sanforth was 
Captain of one of the militia companies, and after his company 
had dined at Aunt Freeman's, we boys would have an invitation to 
sit down to what was left; and if it fell short, Aunt Freeman would 
make it up with her good doughnuts. It was at her house that I saw 
the first exhibition of skill in balancing. A man walked backward 
and forward from one end of a large room to the other on a slack 
wire, — a great feat in our opinion ; and it cost only 6£ cents to see 
this wonderful performance. " [Journal of A. D*. H.] 

Nathaniel Freeman, husband of Bethiah, is supposed to have 
been the "Nathan Freeman" of Hardwick, Mass., who served in 1777 
as private under Capt. Edmund Hodges, 2 months in Rhode Island 
and a little over a month in Vermont. He must have served in the 
earlier years of the Revolution, as in July and August, 1778, he was 
sergeant under Capt. Isaac Hodges in the Rhode Island campaign. 
On his gravestone he is entitled Ensign. He was a man of consider- 
able influence in Norton, and was warden in 1785. And he was one 
of the few Christians in 1789 who felt able to pay money for pew- 



180 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ground in the Norton meeting-house, on which they were allowed to 
build their pews. 

162— MEHITABLE 5 HODGES [71. Jonathan* Joseph* Henri/ Wm 1 ] 
b. 1751 Jan'y 5, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1837 Sept. 18, Orange, Mass. ; in. 
1774 April 19, Norton, JOSIAH COBB, son of William & Anna 
(Willis) Cobb, b. 1750 June 25, Norton ; d. 1832 Jan'y 24, Orange. 

Children: — 
Mehitable 6 Cobb, m. Burnett. 
Amasa 6 Cobb. 
John 6 Cobb. 
Thomas 6 Cobb, b. 1781 or 1782; d. 1834 Aug. 1, Orange; m. 

Eebecca Bridge. 
Celia 6 Cobb, d. unm. 
Melinda 6 Cobb, m. Aaron Loveland. 

Josiah Cobb settled in Orange, Mass., not long after the town was 
organized, which occurred in 1783. He became one of the prominent 
and influential citizens of the place, was its first representative in the 
State legislature and was selectman 1805, 1807, 1808, 1809 and 1813. 
He was a Justice of the Peace and was often consulted on legal 
questions. 

Thomas 6 Cobb liyed in Orange, where he was popular and influen- 
tial. He had a store at the Center and did a good business. He was 
selectman in 1810, 1811 and 1822, and was representative at least 
one term. He was appointed, in 1823, the first postmaster at Miller's 
Bridge which afterwards was called South Orange and now Orange 
Center. It was not a very lucrative office in the beginning. The 
office receipts for the first quarter were 31 cents, and his commissions 
amounted to 8 cents. 

163 — CEORCE 6 HODGES [71. Jonathan* Joseph* Henry' 1 Wm 1 ] b. 
1759 June 4, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1828 Dec. 21, Norton; m. 1784 July 
1, Norton, PHEBE ARNOLD, dau. of David & Phebe (Pratt) Arnold, 
b. 1760 April 1, Norton ; d. 1824 June 8, Norton. 

1 child : — 
348. i. George 6 Hodges, b. 1786 July 10, Norton. 

George 5 Hodges lived in Norton on a farm inherited from his 
father and adjoining the residence of his brother Jonathan. He was 
a farmer and also a "clothier," and, about 1810, built a fulling-mill 
on Wading Eiver, a short distance below Barrowsville. The owners 
of the factory complaining that the water of his mill-pond flowed back 
upon their water-wheel, he took down his dam, and moved his mill to 
the little stream near his house (where Samuel H. Lane lived in 1859), 
and here carried on business until his death. He took an active part 
in the Revolution, serving at least 7 months in 1776 as private in 
Capt. Zebedee Redding' s company and Col. Josiah Whitney's regi- 
ment. In 1777 and in 1778 he served in Bhode Island under 
Capt. Isaac Hodges, and again in the same State in 1780 under Capt. 
Israel Trow. After the war he took much interest in the schools of 



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Norton, was elected a school-trustee in 1786, and, in 1801, built the 
first school-house erected in School-District No. 3. 

164 — JONATHAN 5 HODGES [71. Jonathan 4 ' Joseph 3 Henry 1 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1763 April 18, Norton, Mass.; d. 1814 March 28, Norton; m. 
1790 Aug. 3, Norton, SARAH DANFORTH, dau. of Elijah & Susannah 
(Copeland) Danforth, b. 1768 Jan'y 21, Norton; d. 1831 Nov. 5, 
Taunton, Mass. 

5 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

349. i. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1794 March 1. 

ii. Susannah 6 Hodges, b. 1796 Oct. 5 ; d. 1880 Jan'y 27, 

Norton ; unm. 
iii. Jonathan 6 Hodges, b. 1799 March ; d. 1866 Nov. 10, 

Taunton; unm. 

350. iv. Almon Danforth 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Jan'y 25. 

351. v. Newton Sanford 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Oct. 25. 

Jonathan 5 Hodges, when only 16 years old, entered the Revolu- 
tionary Army and served in Rhode Island as private of Capt. Enoch 
Eobinson's company in August and September, 1779. The next year, 
in July, he volunteered for six months' service in the Continental 
Army and was sent to New York State, being (according to the 
descriptive roll) 17 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, and of ruddy 
complexion. He was in the company of Capt. Hay ward of Bridge- 
water, Mass., and was stationed at West Point at the time of the 
treachery of Benedict Arnold. In 1781 he served a short term in 
Rhode Island under Capt. Josiah Keith. After the war ended he 
followed the occupations of his father, being farmer and clothier. He 
inherited from his father the homestead farm and the fulling-mill, 
and lived on Goose Brook at the place occupied in 1859 by George H. 
Arnold. He was energetic and industrious. Often, when there was 
sufficient water, he ran his mill at night, the mill being near his 
house. His ear was so trained to the sound of the hammers falling 
on the cloth that, having started the machinery, he could go to sleep, 
to be awakened by the difference in the sound when the cloth was 
finished and needed to be changed. He continued the business of 
fulling and finishing until his death. He was patriotic and public- 
spirited, an earnest church member, and an honest and respected 
citizen. He was a strong believer in the utility of maintaining a 
citizen-soldiery, continued in the militia after the war, and rose to the 
rank of Captain, commanding the Norton company on the west side 
of Rumford River from 1798 to 1801. After his resignation he 
encouraged and helped the militia organizations of his town. He 
was assessor from 1799 to 1801. It may be worth mentioning that 
the Norton town tax in 1799 amounted to 264 dollars 15 cents and 2 
mills. He was selectman from 1803 to 1806. His neighbors would 
fain have given him other offices, but he declined, serving only from a 
sense of duty and not from ambition. 

Sarah (Danforth) Hodges was great-grandchild of Rev. Samuel 
Danforth of Taunton, of whom mention has been made under No. 17. 



182 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

She was an able, conscientious, God-fearing woman, who strove 
earnestly to train her children aright and to perform the duties 
devolving upon her as wife, widow and neighbor. Hers was an 
earnest and independent character, and she taught her children, the 
oldest of whom was twenty years of age when the father died, to be 
industrious, economical, self-reliant, cheerful, honest and religious. 

Susannah 6 Hodges, commonly called Susan, was a type of the 
bright, active and energetic New England woman, capable of 
performing well the household duties, and entertaining her social 
circle by her shrewd and witty remarks. She lived with her brother 
Jonathan in Taunton until his death, and then spent the remainder 
of her days in her native town. 

Jonathan 6 Hodges was quite a mechanical genius and a number 
of his inventions, applied to locomotives, came into general use. He 
found a ready market at the Taunton Locomotive Works for all such 
improvements, and for this reason, and by cause of his easy-going 
nature, did not achieve so much of a reputation as would have been 
the case with a more ambitions and pushing man. He was a 
pleasant, kind-hearted, genial companion, possessed decided musical 
ability, belonged to the Old Taunton Band, in which he played the 
clarinet, and was member of a double quartette of vocalists which was 
quite famous in Taunton in his day. 

165 — SELAH 5 HODGES [71. Jonathan 4 Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1766 May 27, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1851 Jan'y 5, Eehoboth, Mass. ; m. 
1794 Dec. 11, Norton, KENT BULLOCK, son of William & Susannah 
(Kent) Bullock, b. 1749 May 16, Eehoboth ; d. 1828 Aug. 20, 
Eehoboth. 

5 children born in Eehoboth : — 

i. Jonathan 6 Bullock, b. 1795 Sept. 6 ; d. 1878 Feb. 6, Mobile, 
Ala. ; m. Mobile, Elizabeth (Bidgood) Acre of Mobile. 

ii. Abigail 6 Bullock, b. 1797 Sept. 7; d. 1866 March 20, Eehoboth; 
unm. 

iii. George 6 Bullock, b. 1799 Sept. 27 ; d. 1869 March — , Eocky 
Creek, Ela. ; m. Martha Wood, dau. of Joseph Wood of 
Newport, E. I. 

iv. Salmon Dexter 6 Bullock, b. 1801 Dec. 22 ; d. 1837 Sept. 23, 
Eehoboth ; unm. 

v. William Kent 6 Bullock, b. 1808 March 28 ; d. 1866 Oct. 19, 
Eehoboth ; m. 1842 May 7, Eehoboth, Hannah George Car- 
penter, dau. of Caleb & Mary (Clark) Carpenter of Eehoboth. 

166— MARY 5 HODGES [74. Isaac 4 Joseph 3 Henry 2 Wm v \ b. 1753 
Aug. 22, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1788 July 9, Norton ; m. 1774 Dec. 29, 
Norton, SAMUEL GODFREY [See No. 87], son of James & Mary 
(Gilbert) Godfrey, b. 1746 July 7, Norton; d. 1801 March 12, 
Norton. 

3 children born in Norton : — 
i. Betsey 6 Godfrey, b. 1775 Sept. 16; d. 1862 Sept. 17, Norton; m. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 183 

1794 March 4, Norton, Benjamin Williams of Easton, Mass., 

son of Benjamin & Abiah (Howard) (Williams) Williams of 

Easton. 
ii. Sally 6 Godfrey, b. 1777 Jan'y 1. 
iii. Hannah 6 Godfrey, b. 1778 May 9 ; m. 1801 May 17, Norton, 

Ebenezer Copeland Jr. of Bridgewater, Mass., son of Eben- 

ezer & Abigail (Godfrey) Copeland. 
167— JESSE 5 HODGES [74. Isaac* Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1755 Oct. 
3, Norton, Mass. ; d. about 1819, Williamsburgh (now Brooklyn), 
N. Y. ; m. 1782 Dec. 1, OLIVE WHITE, dau. of Cornelius & Sarah 
White, b. 1754 April 5, Marshfield, Mass. ; d. about 1800, Williams- 
burgh. 

5 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Darius 6 Hodges, b. 1783 Oct. 22 ; d. 1784 March 5, Mansfield. 

352. ii. Alfred 6 Hodges, b. 1785 March 10. 

353. iii. Olive White 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Aug. 26. 

iv. Polly 6 Hodges, b. 1789 June 11 ; d. 1798 June 21, Mans- 
field. 

v. Sarah Warren 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Eeb. 4; &.unm. 
Jesse 5 Hodges served at least three times in the Revolution, each 
of these three times in Rhode Island. In December, 1776, and Jan- 
uary, 1777, he was private under his father, Capt. Isaac Hodges ; in 
April and May, 1777, he was corporal in Capt. Israel Trow's company ; 
and in August, 1780, he served again under Capt. Israel Trow. He 
settled in Mansfield, where all his children were born, and where he 
was quite prominent, especially in church affairs. In 1788 he bought 
a pew in the Mansfield Meeting House, paying the sum of 6 pounds 
and 4 shillings. Somewhere about the year 1800, he moved to Long 
Island and took up his residence in Williamsburg, which was annexed 
to Brooklyn in 1855. 

168— ISAAC 5 HODGES [74. Isaac* Joseph 8 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1757 
Aug. 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1840 July 25, Norton ; m. 1782 July 25, 
Attleboro, Mass., CHLOE 6 BISHOP, dau. of Nathaniel 5 & Bethany 
(Eddy) Bishop [No. 37, ii.], b. 1762 Oct. 19, Attleboro ; d. 1841 Oct. 
11, Norton. 

8 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

354. i. Isaac 6 Hodges, b. 1783 June 5. 

355. ii. Chloe 6 Hodges, b. 1784 Nov. 27. 

356. iii. Charles 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Jan'y 2. 

357. iv. Jarvis 6 Hodges, b. 1789 April 2. 

v. Bradford 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Sept. 12 ; d. 1858 Feb. 24, Prov- 
idence, R. I. ; m. (1) 1816, Joanna Whipple, dau. of Wil- 
liam & Abigail (Browne) Whipple of Providence, b. 1798 ; d. 
1850 Dec. 18, Providence, aged 52. He m. (2) 1853 April 13, 
Maria S. Cummings of Auburn, Mass. iVb children. 

358. vi. Polly 6 Hodges, b. 1794 Nov. 26. 

359. vii. Eliza 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Aug. 31. 



184 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

viii. Harford Bishop 6 Hodges, b. 1800 ; d. 1828 ; Charleston, 
S. C. 
Isaac 5 Hodges was a Eevolutionary soldier. His full military 
record has not been obtained, but there is documentary evidence in 
the Mass. Archives that, in April 1775, he was a Minute Man under 
Capt. Benjamin Morey; that in 1779 he served 3|- months in Bhode 
Island as private in Capt. Joseph Franklin's company ; and that in 
July and August, 1780, he served again in Rhode Island, being ser- 
geant, first under Capt. John Allen and then under Capt. Seth Smith. 
He was one of the most influential men in Norton, prominent in the 
church, and chosen repeatedly to town office. He was assessor 10 
years, selectman 16 years, moderator of the annual town meetings 3 
years, and representative 4 years. He was member of the State 
Constitutional Convention in 1779 and 1780, was Justice of the 
Peace, and held the office of coroner for 32 years. He was appointed 
on many town-committees, and was frequently entrusted with the 
administration of the estates of his neighbors. He possessed a 
strong, well-balanced mind, a fine presence and a vigorous frame, and 
retained the respect and esteem of his fellow-townsmen to the end 
of his long life. 

Bradford 6 Hodges went, while quite young, to Providence. He 
was a house-painter in his early days ; later, he was connected with 
a bank. He was prominent in military circles and became Colonel 
of the United Company of the Train of Artillery in the Town of 
Providence as early (at least) as 1824, in August of which year he 
took part in the reception at Providence of General Lafayette, his 
command firing salutes from Prospect Hill. At the time of the Dorr 
Rebellion in Rhode Island, in 1842, the United Train of Artillery 
was reorganized and, under the command of Col. Hodges, aided in 
suppressing the insurrection. Bradford Hodges is described as a 
gentleman of the Old School, hospitable, exact in his dealings, a kind 
neighbor and a warm friend. Working hard in his youth, he acquired 
a competence which rendered his later circumstances easy and com- 
fortable. He was very domestic in his tastes, happy in his disposi- 
tion and exceedingly fond of music. [Mrs. J. G. H. Barstoiv.~\ 
169 — LUCILDA 5 HODGES [74. Isaac* Joseph 3 Henrif Wm 1 ] b. 1760 
May 27, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1847 May 7, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1780 
April 20, Norton, NATHANIEL 5 WILLIAMS of Taunton [No. 58, iii.], 
son of Dea. Simeon & Waitstill 4 (Hodges) Williams, b. 1755 March 29, 
Taunton; d. 1829 June 30, Taunton. 

10 children born in Taunton : — 
LLucilda 6 Williams, b. 1781 May 16; d. 1869 Feb. 8, Taunton; 

unm. 
ii. Polly 6 Williams, b. 1783 May 2 ; d. 1860 May 30, Rockford, 111.; 
m. 1808 Sept. 13, Taunton, Alfred Copeland of Bridgewater, 
Mass., son of Daniel & Susannah (Ames) Copeland of Bridge- 
water. 
iii. John 6 Williams, b. 1785 Sept. 2; d. 1850 March 21, Taunton; 
m. (1) 1810 Oct. 21, Raynham, Mass., Mary King, dau. of John 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 185 

& Hannah (Randall) King of Raynham ; m. (2) 1840 June 1, 
Taunton, Deborah Hall, dau. of Abiather & Hannah (Dean) 
Hall of Raynham. 
iv. Charlotte 6 Williams, b. 1789 April 26; d. 1873 Oct. 24, Madi- 
son, Wis.; in. 1807 May 7, Taunton, Eliab Byram Dean of 
Raynham, son of Josiah & Sarah (Byram) Dean of Raynham. 
v. Susannah 6 Williams, b. 1791 April 24 ; d. 1884 May 13, Taunton ; 
in. 1843 Nov. 13, Taunton, Ellis Hall of Raynham, son of 
Reuben & Jemima (Ellis) Hall of Raynham. 
vi. Philander 6 Williams, b. 1793 Oct. 18 ; d. 1796 Nov. 16, Taunton, 
vii. Amelia 6 Williams, b. 1796 May 7 ; d. 1838 May 17, Taunton ; 

unm. 
viii. Nathaniel Hodges 6 Williams, b. 1798 Nov. 11 ; d. 1879 Dec. 
25, Mansfield, Mass.; m. 1822 Oct. — , Raynham, Caroline 
Matilda Dean, dau. of Arnold & Creusa (Gushee) Dean of 
Raynham. 
ix. Simeon 6 Williams, b. 1801 May 31 ; d. 1847 Aug. 10, Taunton ; 
m. (1) 1825 March 16, Raynham, Eliza Ann Leonard, dau. of 
Paul & Serena (Thompson) Leonard of Raynham; m. (2) 1833 
Oct. 15, Norton, Nancy Titus Hunt, dau. of Samuel & Sarah 
(Walker) Hunt of Norton. 
x. Cassander 6 Williams, b. 1804 Dec. 9 ; d. 1873 Jan'y 8, Raynham ; 
m. 1840 Oct. 6, Kingston, Mass., Louisa Bradford, dau. of 
Consider & Betsey (Wilder) Bradford of Kingston. 
Nathaniel 5 Williams was one of the Minute Men who, at the 
news of the battle of Lexington, marched towards Boston under 
Capt. Robert Crossman. In December 1776 and January 1777, he 
served as corporal under Capt. Samuel Eales in Rhode Island. In 
1778 he served two terms, aggregating 4i months, as sergeant in 
Rhode Island of the companies of Capt. Samuel Fales and of Capt. 
Josiah Crocker. He may have served other terms, for the name 
occurs repeatedly in the records; but the Rolls are not sufficiently 
explicit for distinguishing between the various individuals. 

170 — RANAH 5 HODGES [74. Isaac* Joseph? Henry* Win, 1 ] b. 1762 
April 10, Norton, Mass. ; m. 1783 July 10, Norton, GEORGE TISDALE 

of Taunton, Mass., son of Loved & Mary (Leonard) Tisdale, b. 1755, 
Taunton ; d. 1828, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. 

Children : — 
i. Ranah 6 Tisdale, b. 1784 Sept. 20, Taunton; d. 1854 Jan'y 7, 

Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. ; m. John G. Weaver of Oneida Co., 

N. Y. 
ii. George L 6 . Tisdale, b. 1786 June 19, Taunton ; d. 1838 July 2, 

Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. ; m. 1819 April — , Sackett's Harbor, 

Amelia L. Graham. 
iii. Mary 6 Tisdale. 
iv. Eladsit 6 Tisdale, b. 1790 July 29, Taunton ; d. 1820 ; m. 

Cynthia Scott. 
v. Isaac 6 Tisdale, b. 1793 Oct. 23, Taunton; d. 1798 June 19, 

Taunton. 



186 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

171 — ANNA 5 HODCES [74. Isaac* Joseph 3 Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 1763 Nov. 
21, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1858 April 22, Foxboro, Mass. ; m. 1785 July 
28, Norton, ISAAC MAKEPEACE of Norton, son of Peter & Abigail 5 
(Morey) Makepeace [No. 20, vi.], b. 1760 Oct. 21, Norton. 

10 children : — 

i. Isaac 6 Makepeace, b. 1786 June 19, Norton ; d. 1813 Nov. 12, 
Needham, Mass. ; m. 1812 April 20, Needham, Thedav French, 
dau. of Timothy & Mary (Swan) French of Needham. 

ii. George 6 Makepeace, b. 1788 Jan'y 3, Norton. 

iii. Jesse 6 Makepeace, b. 1789 Sept. 17, Norton. 

iv. Nancy 6 Makepeace, b. 1791 March 24, Norton. 

v. Alathina T 6 . Makepeace, b. 1793 Jan'y 29, Norton. 

vi. Fanny 6 Makepeace, b. 1794 Dec. 15, Norton. 

vii. Chloe 6 Makepeace, b. 1797 Feb. 19, Norton. 

viii. Calista 6 Makepeace, b. 1799 Nov. 30, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1878 
May 7, Norton ; m. (1) Daniel Briggs of Norton, son of Daniel 
& Esther (Smith) Briggs of Norton ; m. (2) Bird. 

ix. Charles 6 Makepeace, b. 1801 Oct. 28, Mansfield. 

x. Lurana Hodges 6 Makepeace, b. 1804 April 11, Norton. 

172 — RACHEL 5 HODCES [74. Isaac 4 Joseph 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1768 
March 11, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1857 Sept. 8, Eehoboth, Mass. ; m. 1790 
April 15, Eehoboth, ABEL CARPENTER of Eehoboth, son of Caleb 
& Elizabeth (Bullock) Carpenter, b. 1762 Jan'y 13, Eehoboth ; d. 1848 
Dec. 22, Eehoboth. 

7 children born in Eehoboth : — 
i. Olive 6 Carpenter, b. 1791 Jan'y 20 ; d. 1882 July 9, Eehoboth ; 

m. 1815 July 2, Eehoboth, Simeon Cole Jr. of Eehoboth, son of 

Simeon & Margaret (Capron) Cole of Eehoboth. 
ii. Eachel 6 Carpenter, b. 1792 June 1 ; d. 1814 Oct. 15, Eehoboth ; 

unm. 
iii. Abel 6 Carpenter, b. 1794 Aug. 26; d. 1852 Oct. 19, Eehoboth; 

m. 1826 June 13, Eehoboth, Abigail Williams Bliss, dau. of 

Asaph & Abigail (Williams) Bliss of Eehoboth. 
iv. George 6 Carpenter, b. 1796 Nov. 18 ; d. 1814 Nov. 2, Eehoboth. 
v. Isaac Hodges 6 Carpenter, b. 1801 June 7 ; d. 1814 Oct. 22, 

Eehoboth. 
vi. Mary Ann 6 Carpenter, b. 1805 April 9 ; d. 1814 Nov. 10, 

Eehoboth. 
vii. Julia Ann 6 Carpenter, b. 1808 March 30 ; d. 1865 Dec. 15, 

Eehoboth ; m. 1853 Oct. 26, Eehoboth, George Williams Bliss 

of Eehoboth, son of Asaph & Abigail (Williams) Bliss of 

Eehoboth. 
Olive 6 Carpenter was engaged to be married to Simeon Cole Jr., 
when he was stricken down by one of the diseases (called in those 
days "fevers") which were at times so deadly. Olive went to the 
home of her intended husband and aided in caring for him during his 
illness which well nigh proved fatal. When her care was no longer 
needed, she returned to her own home, and there was attacked by the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 187 

same fever, and came so near dying that her sister Eachel prepared 
her burial robe, as death was hourly expected. But Olive recovered, 
and then the deadly disease seized the rest of the family. Within 4 
weeks, 4 of the children died, and Eachel was buried in the robe 
which she had made for her sister. [Anso?i Hodges' Cole.'] 

173— SETH 5 HODGES [74. Isaac* Joseph 5 Henri/ Wm}~\ b. 1770 
July 1, Norton, Mass.; d. 1844 March 3, Norton; m. 1794 Jan'y 9, 
Norton, LUCY WEBBER, dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth (Wheeler) 
Webber, b. 1774 Jan'y 6, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1854 July 5, Norton. 
9 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Lucy Ann 6 Hodges, b. 1795 April 14 ; d. 1876 Jan'y 16, 
Norton ; m. 1823 April 28, Norton, John Hunt, son of Sam- 
uel & Sarah (Walker) Hunt, b. 1794 April 14, Norton; d. 
1862 June 9, Norton. No children, but adopted Sarah 1 Hunt, 
b. 1835 ; d. 1855 Dec. 10 ; unm. 
ii. Seth 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Aug. 3; d. 1851 Nov. 17, Norton; 

unm. 
iii. Eachel 6 Hodges, b. 1800 March 13; d. 1848 Jan'y 30, 
Norton; unm. 

360. iv. Almira 6 Hodges, b. 1802 May 10. 

361. v. Hiram 6 Hodges, b. 1805 March 13. 

vi. Simeon Webber 6 Hodges, b. 1810 May 5 ; d. 1849 Sept. 18, 
Norton ; m. 1841 May 27, Petersham, Mass., Emeline Bab- 
bitt, dau. of Levi & Polly (Leonard) Babbitt of Petersham. 

vii. Mart Jane 6 Hodges, b. 1813 Sept. 7; d. 1888 April 8, 
Norton ; m. 1853 Nov. 1, Norton, Benjamin Eichmond of 
Norton [See No. 260], son of Benjamin & Betsey (Carver) 
Eichmond. No children. 

362. viii. Cornelia Adeline 6 Hodges, b. 1816 March 17. 

363. ix. Emeline 6 Hodges, b. 1819 April 2. 

Seth 5 Hodges lived at the Crooked Meadow, Norton, on the family 
homestead which he inherited from his father. He was well known 
as Capt. Seth Hodges, having been commissioned Captain of the 
Norton company west of the Eumford Eiver on Dec. 3, 1804. He 
was popular, influential and respected, was assessor of Norton 6 years, 
selectman 8 years, and was delegate from Norton to the Convention 
for altering the State Constitution in 1820 and 1821. 

174— EPHRAINI 5 HODGES [79. Eph* Benf Henry* Wm x ~\ b. 1757, 
Norton, Mass.; m. 1779 Nov. 25, Hardwick, Mass., CATHERINE 
JOHNSON, dau. of Seth & Keziah (Cooley) Johnson, b. 1763 Aug. 3, 
Hardwick. 

Children: — 
i. Ephraim 6 Hodges, b. 1780 June 5, Hardwick. 
ii. Katharine 6 Hodges, b. 1782 Jan'y 16, Somerset, Vt. 
iii. Ezra 6 Hodges, b. 1784 April 30, Somerset ; d. 1786 Feb. 23, 
Somerset. 



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iv. Mart 6 Hodges, b. 1787 Sept. 11, Somerset. 

v. Sarah 6 Hodges, b. 1790 April 9, Somerset. 

vi. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1792 Feb. 26, Somerset ; d. 1803 Jan'y 16, 

Somerset, 
vii. Benjamin 6 Hodges, b. 1794 June 13, Somerset, 
viii. Jesse 6 Hodges, b. 1796 July 20, Somerset. 

Ephraim 5 Hodges, settled in Hardwick, Mass., when he was a 
very young man. He served as private in the Revolutionary Army 
a little more than four months in 1777, being about a month under 
Capt. Edmund Hodges in the "Northern Army " which repelled 
Burgoyne's invasion, and the balance of the time under Capt. John 
Crawford. Very likely he did other military service. In 1780 or 
1781 he moved to Somerset, Vt., where he became a prominent citizen, 
being elected one of the first town officers, and holding official posi- 
tion, as selectman, constable, lister, grand juror, tithing-man and high- 
way surveyor, almost or quite continuously until 1807. After this 
date his name disappears from the town records, and no further trace 
of him or his family has been found. 

175— NATHANIEL 5 HODGES [79. Eph* Benp Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1759 
or 17C0, bapt. 1760 April 26, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1843 Feb. 26, Dux- 
bury, Mass. ; m. about 1786, MERCY DELANO, dau. of Avery Delano 
of Duxbury, b. 1768 ; d. 1837 Jan'y 8, Duxbury, aged 68. 
6 children born in Duxbury, Mass. : — 

364. i. Huldah 6 . Hodges, b. 1787 Dec. 11. 

ii. Daniel 6 Hodges, b. 1791 Sept. 12 ; was a sailor ; went on 
a voyage and never was heard from. 

365. iii. Nathaniel 6 Hodges, b. 1796 Aug. 21. 

iv. Benjamin 6 Hodges, b. 1801 Sept. 20; d. 1876 April 8, Ply- 
mouth, Mass. ; married, but had no children. 

366. v. Azubah Delano 6 Hodges, b. 1803 Nov. 16. 

vi. Avery Delano 6 Hodges, b. 1806 Jan'y 17 ; d. 1890 Oct. 28, 
Duxbury ; unm. 
Nathaniel 5 Hodges, after his father's death, went to Pembroke, 
Mass., where his mother's family lived, and from this town enlisted 
as private in the Revolutionary Army. He served 6 months in 1776 
in Capt. William Weston's company which was sent to "the Gurnet," 
at Plymouth harbor, to defend the place. In December, 1776, he 
went to Bristol, R. I., in Col. John Cushing's regiment. In 1777 and 
and again in 1778 he served in Rhode Island, first under Capt. John 
Turner and then under Capt. Calvin Partridge. After the war he 
moved to Duxbury, where he had a blacksmith's shop on Captain's 
Hill on the Miles Standish Farm. He seems to have prospered, but 
when advanced in years his mind became affected, and through his 
mental inability he lost his property. On account of his Revolution- 
ary service he was granted a pension. 

176 — EZRA 5 HODGES [79. Eph* Benf Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1762, bapt. 
1762 May 23, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1851, Vassalboro, Me. ; m. (1) about 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 189 

1784, Augusta, Me., MEHITABLE POLLARD, dau. of Amos Pollard, 
b. 1764, Augusta; d. 1836, Hallowell, Me. He rn. (2) 1839 Oct. 
6, ELIZABETH KERSEY. 

16 children : — 

i. Maky 6 Hodges, b. 1785 Sept. 10, Hallowell ; d. Belfast, 
Me. ; in. Eobert Eogers of Belfast. 

367. ii. Joseph 6 Hodges, b. 1786 Sept. 29, Hallowell. 

iii. Fanny 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1787, Farinington, Me. ; d. Hallo- 
well ; unm. 

iv. Dorcas 6 Hodges, b. 1789; d. 1878 Sept. 1, Boston, Mass. ; 
unm. 

368. y. Benjamin 6 Hodges, b. 1790 Aug. 18, Hallowell. 

369. Yi. Ezra 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1791 or 1792. 

vii. Bachel Caroline 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1793 or 1794, Belgrade, 
Me. ; m. 1837 Jan'y 2, Augusta, Me., Benjamin Emmons of 
Hallowell. No children. 

370. viii. Mehitable 6 Hodges, b. prob. 1795 or 1796, Belgrade. 

371. ix. Ephraim Wilde 6 Hodges, b. 1797 Aug. 22, Hallowell. 

372. x. Charlotte Louisa 6 Hodges, b. 1800, Augusta, Me. 

xi. Sophia 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Jan'y 15, Augusta; d. 1882 March 
4, Vassalboro, Me.; m. (1) 1837 Aug. 29, Augusta, Me., 
Josiah Doe of Vassalboro, son of David & Mary (Taylor) 
Doe, b. 1799 ; d. 1870 Dec. 4, Vassalboro, aged 71 yrs., 5 
months. She m. (2) 1873 March 6, Vassalboro, John Mad- 
docks. No children. 

xii. Mahala 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Jan'y 15, Augusta; m. (1) pub. 
at Walpole, Mass., 1840 Nov. 25, Harlow Lawrence of 
Walpole ; m. (2) 1857 Nov. 11, Walpole, William King Gay 
of Dedham, Mass., son of William & Elizabeth (Whiting) Gay 
of Dedham. No children. 

373. xiii. John Bockwood 6 Hodges, b. 1802 Jan'y 15, Augusta. 

374. xiv. Hannah 6 Hodges, b. 1804 Dec. 2, Augusta. 

375. xv. Daniel 6 Hodges, b. 1806 June 6, Belgrade. 

376. xvi. William 6 Hodges, b. 1808 Feb. 28, Augusta. 

Ezra 5 Hodges, at the age of 16, entered the ranks of the Bevolu- 
tionary Army and served every year to the end of the war. The 
details of his service, so far as they are contained in the Bevolutionary 
Bolls in the Mass. State Archives, are given on another page. He 
served in the Norton quota at least three months in 1778 and at least 
one month in 1779, being in the vicinity of Boston, and also in Bhode 
Island. In 1780 he enlisted from Hardwick, Mass., whither he and 
his brother Ephraim had gone, as well as other members of the 
family, and served for six months in New York State. In 1781 he 
enlisted from Norton for 3 years in the Continental Army. Accord- 
ing to the statement of his only surviving daughter, he was a member 
of Washington's body-guard; and a grandson remembers his grand- 
father's saying that he had often slept so near Washington that he 
could have put his hand on him. This body-guard, it may be noted, 
was organized in 1 776 and consisted originally of about 175 men, all 



190 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

from Virginia. In 1778 the guard was increased by 100 additional 
men taken from other States. It was required that the members of 
the guard should be from 5 ft. 8 in. to 5 ft. 10 in. in height, between 
20 and 30 years of age, of established character and fidelity, and 
American-born. The troop was disbanded with the army in June 
1783. Ezra Hodges then went to Maine, married, and settled in 
Hallowell, which then included what is now Augusta. He lived a 
short time in Farmington and also in Belgrade, but his residence until 
his death was chiefly Augusta or its immediate vicinity. During the 
War of 1812, he again shouldered his musket and went out in the 
service of his country, although 50 and more years old. 

177 — EXPERIENCE 5 HODGES [79. Eph" Benf Henri/ 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1766, 
bapt. 1766, Aug. 31, Norton, Mass. Her fate is not known with cer- 
tainty. Possibly she was the Experience Hodges of Norton whose 
intention of marriage with George Porter of Eehoboth was published 
at Norton, April 12, 1778 [See No. 51]. But her family called her by 
the nickname Peddy, and probably she was the PEDDY HODGES of 
Mansfield, Mass., who m. 1794 April 17, Mansfield, SAVARY DEAN 
of Taunton, son of William & Lydia (Leonard) Dean of Taunton, and 
had 

Children : — 
i. Polly 6 Dean, b. 1795 Jan'y 25, Eutland, Mass. ; m. 1817 May 11, 

Rutland, Oliver S. Hawes of Waltham, Mass. 
ii. Sally 6 Dean, b. 1797 March 30, Rutland, 
iii. Lydia 6 Dean, b. 1800 Jan'y 6, Rutland, 
iv. Deborah 6 Dean, b. 1802 Oct. 18, Rutland, 
v. Ebenezer White 6 Dean, b. 1805 Dec. 2, Rutland. 

178— SETH 5 HODGES [80. JEph*- 3 Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 1782 Sept. 20, 
Mansfield, Conn. ; d. Willington, Conn. ; wife's name unknown. 

Children : — 
377. Ephraim Danforth 6 Hodges, b. Willington, Conn. 
Perhaps also the following was his child : — 

Elizabeth Hodges, m. 1825 May 19, Hartford, Conn., Owen 
Drake of Hartford. He died soon leaving 2 sons who, on 
arriving at manhood, moved with their mother to Illinois. 

179 — FIDELIA 5 HODGES [80. JEph*- 3 Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 1785 Nov. 2, 
Mansfield, Conn. ; d. 1868 April 8, Willington, Conn. ; m. about 1813, 
EBENEZER STUDLEY, son of Edward & Mary (Baker) Studley, b. 
1793 April 21, Tolland, Conn. ; d. 1874 June 28, Willington. 

6 children : — 
i. Ebenezer Baker 6 Studley, b. 1814 March 6, Mansfield, Conn. ; d. 

1880 April 25, Willington ; m. 1858 June 23, Willington, Louisa 

Elvira Kent, dau. of Chauncey & Rebecca (Grant) Kent of 

Coventry, Conn. 
ii. Eidelia 6 Studley, b. 1816 Jan'y 12, Mansfield ; d. 1882 Nov. 15, 

West Boylston, Mass. ; m. Sanford Holt. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 191 

iii. Arvilla 6 Studley, b. 1819 July 2, Willington ; d. 1883 Jan'y 1, 

West Boylston ; m. Gardiner Elliott Wilson, son of Jacob 

Wilson, 
iv. George Manley 6 Studley, b. 1821 June 8, Mansfield ; d. 1893 

Dec. 25, Ashford, Conn. ; m. Clarissa Mowrey. 
v. Electa Maria 6 Studley, b. 1824 July 2, Willington ; living 

1894, corner Rock & River streets, Preston, Conn. ; m. 1849 

July 1, Tolland, Conn., Harrison Adorno Kent, son of Chaun- 

cey & Rebecca (Grant) Kent, 
vi. Dwight Austin 6 Studley, b. 1828 Dec. 18, Willington ; d. 1856, 

Sutton, Mass ; m. Mary Elizabeth Oatley. 
Electa Maria 6 (Studley) Kent, at the age of 70, contributed 
material to this family history, showing a lively interest in the life 
and works of other members of the family which was pleasant and 
welcome. Although still suffering from the effects of an operation on 
her eye, which caused a severe shock to her nervous system, her mind 
is clear, her memory good, and her readiness to write and give aid is 
truly delightful. 

Harrison Adorno Kent enlisted Aug. 6, 1862, in Co. I, 18th 
Conn. Vols., and was mustered out with his regiment at Harper's 
Ferry, June 7, 1865. In the fight at Winchester, Va., on June 15, 
1863, he was taken prisoner, with a large part of his regiment, 
and sent to Belle Island prison, but was exchanged after a short 
detention. He suffered greatly in health from the hardships and pri- 
vations of service, and is quite infirm. 

180 — ALLEN 6 HODCES [89. Tisdale 5 Edmund* John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 

1775 Sept. 29, Norton, Mass.; d. 1826 Jan'y 24, Brewer, Me.; m. 

1805 March 10, Orrington, Me., ABIGAIL BROOKS, dau. of George & 

Mary (Atwood) Brooks, b. 1787 April 10, Orrington ; d. 1864 March 

21, Brewer. 
7 children : — 

i. Emily 7 Hodges, b. 1805 Dec. 10, Orrington (now Holden) ; 
living, 1891, South Brewer ; m. 1832 Feb. 7, Brewer, Daniel 
Shedd of Brewer, son of Daniel & Mary Lovedy (Quails) 
Shedd, b. 1804 Feb. 5, Solon, Me. ; living, 1891. No children. 

378. ii. Thomas 7 Hodges, b. 1808 April 13, Orrington. 

379. iii. Daniel 7 Hodges, b. 1810 April 4, Orrington. 

iv. Maria Antoinette 7 Hodges, b. 1812 June 10, Brewer ; d. 
1882 March 28, Hampden, Me. ; m. (1) 1835 Sept. — , Brewer, 
Daniel Snow, son of Daniel & Betsey (Brooks) Snow, b. 1811 
Jan'y 26, Orrington ; d. 1849 Feb.—, at sea. She m. (2) 1855, 
Orrington, Joshua Hopkins, son of John & Ruth (Gross) 
Hopkins, b. 1806 Sept. 5, Bucksport, Me. ; d. 1886 July 17, 
Hampden. No children. 

v. Joanna 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Dec. 23, Brewer ; d. 1848 March 5, 
Brewer ; unm. 

380. vi. Mary Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1817 May 24, Brewer. 

381. vii. George Tisdale 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Feb. 14, Brewer. 



192 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Allen 6 Hodges moved from Norton to Orrington, married and 
settled in a part of Orrington which was set off as Brewer in 1812 
and as Holden in 1852, and then resided in the part which has re- 
mained Brewer. Besides having a farm, he kept a store. It was his 
custom to drive with his own team to Massachusetts, when his stock 
of goods needed replenishing. On his last trip he contracted a 
severe cold which changed to fever and proved fatal after a few days. 
[Mrs. Annie M. Hopkins.'] 

Abigail (Brooks) Hodges, daughter of one of the wealthiest and 
most influential men of the vicinity, was a woman of noted energy 
and sterling integrity. After her husband's death, she had a hard 
struggle to keep her family together. Friends offered to adopt some 
of the younger children, but she refused to give them up, and by 
good management succeeded in maintaining a home for them and 
providing well for all their wants until they made homes of their 
own. [ilirs. Annie M. Hopkins.] 

Emily 7 (Hodges) Shedd, at the age of eighty-five, was still a vigor- 
ous, energetic and capable woman, active and interested in good 
works. Her husband, Daniel Shedd, was formerly a master- 
mariner, but was able to give up following the sea, and from Jan'y 1, 
1868, until now (1891) has been postmaster of South Brewer. Both 
he and his wife have shown kindly interest in the record of the 
family, and from them came the first response to the blanks sent out 
for this history. 

181— GUILFORD 6 HODGES [89. Tisdale 5 Edmund* John*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1778 Jan'y 25, Norton, Mass.; d. 1815, Phillipston, Mass. ; m. PHEBE 
MAYNARD of Phillipston. 

2 children born in Phillipston, Mass. : — 
Tisdale 7 Hodges, followed the sea ; then went to Illinois. 
Erasmus Darwin 7 Hodges, followed the sea ; then, having learned 
the trade of scythe-maker, went to Peoria, 111., or that vicinity, 
married and raised a family. 

Dr. Guilford 6 Hodges fitted for college and was one year at 
Brown University. He studied medicine with Dr. Willard of 
Uxbridge, Mass., and practised as a physician in Norton in 1803, 
also teaching school the same year. He removed soon after to 
Phillipston, where he practised until his death. 

182— LEMUEL 6 HODGES [89. Tisdale 5 Edmund* John*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1780 Eeb. 6, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1859 May 8, Petersham, Mass. ; m. 
1814 March 29, Petersham, LYDIA HAMMOND, dau. of Enoch & 
Lucy (Bowker) Hammond, b. 1796 Dec. 25, Petersham; d. 1863 
Nov. 19, Petersham. 

2 children born in Petersham, Mass. : — 

i. Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1817 April 26 ; d. 1817 Oct. 30, Petersham. 
382. ii. Lydia 7 Hodges, b. 1820 June 25. 

Lemuel 6 Hodges went to Petersham with his father, and in 1805 
bought the farm on which his father was then living. After his 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 193 

father's death he bought from his brothers their interests in their 
father's real estate in Petersham. He owned one of the largest and 
best farms in the town and was a very successful farmer. He took 
especial interest in breeding the finer kinds of horses and cattle and 
dealt extensively in this class of stock. By good management he 
acquired a competence and was able to retire from active business. 
He was a genial man, with special social abilities, and an entertaining 
talker. In politics he was an earnest "Jackson Democrat." He 
was very popular with his fellow-townsmen, who chose him as 
selectman for several years and elected him to other offices. [Mrs. 
Lydia H. Bancroft.'] 

183 — JERRY 6 HODGES [89. Tisdale 5 Edmund* John*- 2 Wm}~\ b. 
1787 March 22, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1858 April 3, Petersham, Mass. ; 
m. 1813 July 21, Petersham, MARY SIMKINS TUCKER, dau. of 
Elisha & Sarah Preston (Howe) Tucker, b. 1793 Oct. 17, Winchendon, 
Mass. ; d. 1884 Dec. 18, Petersham. 
11 children : — ■ 

i. Elisha Tisdale 7 Hodges, b. 1814 May 28, Templeton, Mass. ; 
d. 1871 Feb. 24, Petersham ; unm. 

383. ii. Sarah Naomi 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Nov. 21, Templeton. 

iii. Thomas Nelson 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Jan'y 11, Hinsdale, N. H. ; 
d. 1865 Sept. 6, Hardin, Iowa; m. 1842 Aug. 2, Barkamstead, 
Conn., Maria Parsons. Left 1 child: — George Lyman* 
Hodges, b. about 1852 ; d. 1866 Sept. — , Quincy, Mass. 

384. iv. Henry Augustus 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Jan'y 29, Petersham. 

v. Mary Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Nov. 15, Petersham ; living, 

unm., 1894, Petersham, 
vi. Francis Mason 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Aug. 4, Petersham ; d. 

1863 Oct. 27, Beaufort, S. C. ; unm. 

385. vii. Maria Simkins 7 Hodges, b. 1827 July 29, Petersham. 

386. viii. Elizabeth Howe 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Jan'y 11, Petersham. 
ix. Charles Pinkney 7 Hodges, b. 1832 April 29, Petersham; d. 

1844 March 9, Petersham. 

387. x. William Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1834 May 15, Petersham. 

388. xi. Edward Warren 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Aug. 18, Petersham. 
Dr. Jerry 6 Hodges (as he always wrote his name) studied medi- 
cine with Dr. Thomas Nelson of Bristol, K. I. In 1804 or 1805 he 
removed with his father to Petersham, Mass., and about two years 
later commenced practice in Templeton, Mass., where he resided about 
10 years. He then went to Hinsdale, N. H., but returned in 1819 to 
Petersham where he passed the remainder of his life. On May 3, 
1820, he was commissioned surgeon's mate of the 3rd regiment, 2nd 
Brigade, 7th Division of Mass. Militia, resigning in 1826. Possessing 
much tact as well as ability, he was successful in his practice and 
earned a high reputation among his fellow-physicians. 

Elisha Tisdale 7 Hodges, having a great fondness for the sea, 
went in early life to New Bedford, where he had relatives, and made 
a number of whaling voyages. He was a good sailor and was rising 



194 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

in his calling ; but on one of his trips he was so badly injured that 
he was an invalid for the rest of his life. [Wm. A. Hodges.~] 

Francis Mason 7 Hodges was the student of his family. He 
received his education at Jenks Academy, and took up teaching as 
a profession, beginning at the age of 17 and continuing until the 
Civil War broke out. His residence was at Middleboro, Mass., but he 
taught for short periods elsewhere. When the call came for volun- 
teers, he decided that it was his duty to enter the army as private, 
although he could have obtained a commission. He joined Co. E, 
40th Mass. Vols., and was mustered into the service Aug. 31, 1862. 
Before long he was made corporal and seemed to be on the road of 
steady promotion, when he was attacked with fever which finally 
caused his death. [ Wm. A. Hodges.'] 

Charles Pinkney 7 Hodges came to his death as a result of the 
Millerite excitement. A party of Millerites, residents of Petersham 
and vicinity, deciding that the end of the world was at hand, assem- 
bled in their robes ready to ascend to Heaven. An elm tree shaded 
the spot of their selection, and they proceeded to cut the tree down, 
that the branches might not impede their ascent. Such an event 
naturally drew a crowd, and when the tree fell, Charles Pinkney 
Hodges, a boy of not quite 12 years, was caught and crushed by the 
tree. [Wm. A. Hodges.] 

184— ELIZABETH WHEATON 6 HODGES [90. John 5 Edmund* John*- 2 

Wm 1 ] b. 1783 Feb. 21, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1819 Aug. 2, Mansfield, 

Mass. ; m. 1803 April 5, Norton, SIMEON GREEN, son of Rev. 

Poland & Hannah (Fairbanks) Green, b. 1779 June 3, Mansfield; d. 

1863 Feb. 21, Mansfield. 

4 children born in Mansfield : — 

i. Anna Hodges 7 Green, b. 1804 Oct. 23 ; d. 1825 Aug. 22, Mans- 
field; unm. 

ii. James 7 Green, b. 1806 Oct. 16 ; d. 1859 Oct. 6, Mansfield ; m. 
1841 June 17, Sterling, Mass., Elizabeth Jewett, dau. of Ben- 
jamin & Olive (Townsend) Jewett of Sterling. 

iii. Amanda Wheaton 7 Green, b. 1809 Aug. 18 ; d. 1834 May 1, 
Mansfield ; unm. 

iv. Deborah Maria 7 Green, b. 1813 July 4; d. 1821 Oct. 17, 
Mansfield. 

185— FANNY 6 HODGES [90. John 5 Edmund* John*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1789 
May 4, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1861 Aug. 14, Taunton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1807 
Nov. 21, Norton, Dr. ABIJAH WILLARD of Uxbridge, Mass., son of 
Dr. Samuel & Olive (Frost) Willard, b. 1782 Feb. 16, Uxbridge ; d. 
1816 April 12, Uxbridge. She m. (2) 1820 June 17, Uxbridge, 
CEORCE WHEATON of Taunton, son of Daniel & Hannah Le Baron 
(Goodwin) Wheaton, b. 1796 May 10, Easton, Mass. ; d. 1826 Nov. 4, 
Taunton. 



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5 children born in Uxbridge : — 

i. Samuel Townsend 7 Willard, b. 1808 Oct. 14; d. 1856 Dec. 23, 
Taunton; m. 1833 Jan'y 13, Providence, R. I., Sarah Sibley 
Whitmore, dau. of Nathaniel & Sarah (Sibley) Whitmore of 
Sutton, Mass. 

ii. George Wheaton 7 Willard, b. 1811 Feb. 21 ; d. 1834 May 1, 
Taunton ; m. 1832 March 10, Taunton, Ann Bowers Atwood, 
dau. of Walter Haley & Lydia (White) Atwood of Taunton. 

iii. Lemira Frances Ann Maria 7 Willard, b. 1813 April 23 ; d. 
1836 Nov. 7, Taunton; m. 1834 Aug. 5, Taunton, William 
Russell, son of John & Nancy (Westgate) Russell of Coventry, 
R.I. 

iv. Hannah Le Baron 7 Wheaton, b. 1821 April 21 ; d. 1842 Jan'y 
23, Taunton ; unm. 

v. Gteorgiana 7 Wheaton, b. 1823 Sept. 3 ; living 1894, unm., Taun- 
ton. 
Fanny 6 Hodges was a great beauty. She accompanied her sister 

Abigail when sent for medical treatment to Uxbridge, and there met 

and captivated Dr. Willard who married her after a short courtship. 

The doctor, who was an able and successful physician, left her a rich 

widow. Her second husband was an own cousin. 

186 — NANCY 6 HODGES [90. John 5 Edmund* John 3 '•« WwF\ b. 1791 
June 6, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1871 July 26, Norton ; m. 1812 Jan'y 23, 
Norton, NOAH SMITH, son of Oliver & Peninnah (Crane) Smith, b. 
1786 Sept. 26, Rehoboth, Mass. ; d. 1860 March 25, Norton. 

9 children born (except the first) in Norton : — 
i. Henry Wheaton 7 Smith, b. 1813 Jan'y 29, Northwood, N. H. ; d. 

1892 June 2, Hingham, Mass. ; m. 1843 Sept. — , Julia Ann 

Child, dau. of Daniel & Mary (Cole) Child of Warren, R. I. 
ii. Hiram 7 Smith, b. 1815 Aug. 26 ; living, 1894, Norton ; m. 1839 

Oct. 20, Maiden, Mass., Lucy Butler, dau. of Amos Butler of 

Maiden, 
iii. Harrison 7 Smith, b. 1817 Oct. 24 ; living, 1894, Boston ; m. 1841 

Sept. 30, Norton, Sarah Makepeace Perry, dau. of Lemuel & 

Sarah (Makepeace) Perry of Norton, 
iv. Elizabeth Green 7 Smith, b. 1819 Sept. 8 ; m. Darius Clark of 

Rochester, Mass. 
v. Charles Hodges 7 Smith, b. 1821 June 23 ; living, 1894, Norton ; 

m. (1) 1852 July 4, Norton, Marietta Mahala 7 Shepard, dau. 

of Jacob & Mahala 6 (Tisdale) Shepard [No. 140, iv.] of Norton; 

m. (2) 1854 Nov. 27, Norton, Susan Hammond, dau. of Jesse & 

Charity (Winslow) Hammond of Freetown, Mass. 
vi. Francis Cole 7 Smith, b. 1823 Oct. 18 ; living, 1893, New Bed- 
ford, Mass. ; m. 1850, Betsey Spooner of Newport, R. I. 
vii. Ann Amanda 7 Smith, b. 1826 Oct. 16 ; m. John Sherman of 

Foxboro. 
viii. Albert Amandus 7 Smith, b. 1826 Oct. 16, d. 1837 June 2, 

Norton. 



196 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ix. Stella Augusta 7 Smith, b. 1833 July 19; living, 1893, 
Hingham, Mass. ; m. George Jennings. 

187 — LUCINDA 6 HODGES [90. John 5 Edmund* John?- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1794 May 28, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1848 July 2, Norton ; in. 1812, Dr. 
BENJAMIN CAY SCOTT, d. Vermont. 

Children: — 
John E. 7 Scott, d. Philadelphia, Penn. 
Chauncey 7 Scott, went to the West. 

188 — ELONA 6 HODGES [91. Daniel 5 Edmund 4 John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1789 
April 22, Eehoboth, Mass. ; d. Fall Eiver, Mass. ; m. 1810 July 30, 
Eehoboth, LEE LEONARD of Tauntou, son of Jonathan & Joanna 
(Lee) Leonard of Taunton, b. 1784 or 1785 ; d. 1855 April 10, Taun- 
ton, Mass., aged 70. 

4 children : — 
i. Daniel Hodges Lee 7 Leonard, b. 1811 April 21, Taunton ; d. 
Providence, E. I. ; m. Mary Ide of Seekonk, E. I. 

ii. Emeline 7 Leonard, living, 1892, Fall Eiver ; m. Eeed. 

iii. Harriet 7 Leonard, d. Fall Eiver ; unm. 
iv. A child who d. in infancy. 

189 — MACEY 6 HODCES [92. Jonathan 5 - 4 NathH* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1775 April 18, Norton, Mass.; d. 1845 Feb. 27, Glenville, N. Y.; 
m. 1797, Hadley, N. Y., MELINDA COLLINS, d. 1842 April 10, 
Glenville. 

6 children born in Hadley (now Corinth) N. Y. : — 
389. i. Abigail 7 Hodges, b. 1798 March 7. 

ii. David 7 Hodges, b. 1801 May 30; d. 1828 June 5, Corinth; 



390. iii. Jonathan 7 Hodges, b. 1804 Oct. 30. 

iv. Lewis 7 Hodges, b. 1806 Sept. 9; d. 1822, Glenville. 

v. Orilla 7 Hodges, b. 1808 July 15; d. 1877 Aug. 12, Saratoga, 
N. Y. ; m. 1844 Sept. 15, Glenville, George Henry, b. 1816, 
Glenville; d. 1859, Oronoco, Minn. 1 child, b. and d. 1845 
Aug. — , Glenville. 

391. vi. Oliver Macey 7 Hodges, b. 1810 June 7. 

Macey 6 Hodges lived in Hadley, later called Corinth, until all his 
children had been born. He then went to Providence, N. Y., and 
lived there about two years. Finally he settled permanently in Glen- 
ville in 1820. 

190— DEBORAH 6 HODCES [92. Jonathan*- 5 NatWP John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 

1778 or 1779, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1845, Corinth, N. Y., aged 46 ; m. 

1801, DANIEL WRIGHT. 
1 child : — 

i. Lucinda 7 Wright, b. 1803, Corinth ; d. 1879 March 3, Battle 
Creek, Mich.; m. about 1821, Corinth, Elijah Trumble of 
Corinth, son of Ebenezer Trumble of Half Moon, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 197 

191 — LEWIS 6 HODGES [92. Jonathan 6 - 4 Nath' I s John 2 Wni 1 ] b. 
1782, Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; d. 1834 Sept. 3, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; 
m. (1) 1814, West Bloomfield, SARAH ELVIRA FITCH, dau. of Elisha 
& Ann (Ckamplin) Fitch, b. 1793 March 16, Lyme, Conn. ; d. 1815 Oct. 
15, West Bloomfield. He m. (2) 1822 June 13, West Bloomfield, 
SUSAN DUNHAM BACON, dau. of Rev. David & Alice (Parks) Bacon, 
b. 1804 July 4, Mackinaw, Mich.; d. 1857 Sept. 9, Adiyaman, Asia 
Minor. 

7 children born in West Bloomfield, N. Y. : — 

392. i. Marcus Fitch 7 Hodges, b. 1815 May 14. 

393. ii. Leonard Bacon 7 Hodges, b. 1823 July 15. 

iii. Francis Louis 7 Hodges, b. 1825 June 22; d. 1853 July 27, 
Geneva, N. Y. ; unm. 

394. iv. David Bacon 7 Hodges, b. 1827 May 24. 

395. v. Susan Alice 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Jan'y 8. 

396. vi. Sarah Elvira 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Sept. 25. 

vii. Henry Beaumont 7 Hodges, b. 1832 April 3 ; d. 1833 April 
9, West Bloomfield. 

Dr. Lewis 6 Hodges served as surgeon in the War of 1812, and for 
his services the government gave his widow 160 acres of land. He 
was an energetic man, endowed with great executive ability. Besides 
his medical practice, which covered a wide territory, he conducted a 
large wheat farm and had a drug and book store in the village of 
West Bloomfield. Generous and sympathetic, devoted to his patients, 
for whom in critical cases he often was nurse as well as doctor, he 
gained the confidence, esteem and affection of all classes of people. 
But his labors told heavily against a nature so keenly sympathetic, 
and he literally wore himself out for others. His gravestone in the 
old cemetery- in West Bloomfield is inscribed, " By those who loved 
him was this stone erected." \JSIrs. Susan Hodges Nutting^ 

Francis Louis 7 Hodges graduated at Yale College and studied law, 
and was engaged in legal practice at the time of his death. 

192 — WILLIAM CARPENTER 6 HODCES [92. Jonathan 5 - i Nath'l* 
John 2 Wm l ~\ b. 1787 Aug. 30, Greenfield or Corinth, N. Y. ; d. 1861 
March 25, Corinth, N. Y.; m. 1815 Nov. 12, Peekskill, K Y, NANCY 
BEMIS, dau. of James & Abigail (Snow) Bemis, b. 1796 Oct. 30, 
Woodstock, N. Y. ; d. 1873 Feb. 16, Corinth. 

7 children born in Poughkeepsie, 1ST. Y. : — 

397. i. Abby Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1817 July 13. 

398. ii. James Nelson 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Feb. 25. 

iii. Lewis Bemis 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Jan'y 18 ; d. 1877 Oct. 22, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. 1850 June 5, Brooklyn, Jane Ann 
Howe, dau. of James Howe, d. 1889 April 7, Brooklyn. 1 
child : — Lewis Bemis* Hodges Jr., b. 1851 Aug. 20, Brooklyn ; 
d. 1853 March 20, Brooklyn. 

iv. Edwin B. 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Oct. 18 ; d. 1824 July 13, Pough- 
keepsie. 



198 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

399. v. Lavinia 7 Hodges, b. 1825 June 24. 

400. vi. Maky Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1830 April 22. 

401. vii. Asel Gilbert 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Feb. 13. 

William Carpenter 6 Hodges went to Poughkeepsie about 1811 
and lived there until 1839, when he, with nearly all his family, went 
back to the family homestead in Corinth, where he spent the 
rest of his life. 

Capt. Lewis Bemis 7 Hodges, determined to be a sailor, ran away 
to sea when only 13 years of age, and always followed the profession 
which he had then chosen. He rose rapidly through all the grades 
and became a noted captain of famous American clipper ships. He 
was one of that class (now extinct) of American sea-captains which 
made the reputation of the American marine — able, energetic, brave 
and generous, and favorites with passengers as well as ship-owners. 
For his gallant conduct in saving lives from a British ship which was 
wrecked, he was presented, in the name of the Queen of England, with 
a gold medal. This and many other tokens of love and appreciation 
are preserved by his family as heirlooms. 

193 — HANNAH 6 HODGES [94. Nath'i* Jonathan* Nath'P John 2 
Wm}~\ b. 1775 April 17, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1837 Dec. 8, Mansfield, 
Mass. 5 m. 1803 Feb. 20, Norton, ZEBEDIAH SKINNER, son of David 
& Phebe (Grover) Skinner, b. 1770 Oct. 20, Mansfield ; d. 1842 Dec. 
13, Mansfield. 

3 children born in Mansfield : — 

i. Hannah Louisa 7 Skinner, b. 1804 Aug. 4; d. Mansfield; m. 1825 
Sept. 28, Mansfield, Hiram Grover of Mansfield, son of Lemuel 
& Sarah (Bailey) Grover of Mansfield. 

ii. Anna Maria 7 Skinner, b. 1806 May 17 ; d. 1880 Nov. 2, Mans- 
field ; m. 1825 Nov. 27, Mansfield, Walter Crowley of Mans- 
field, son of Abraham & Sally (Briggs) Crowley of Mansfield. 

iii. Salome 7 Skinner, b. 1808 Nov. 15 ; d. 1879 March 31, Mansfield ; 
m. 1835 June 8, Mansfield, Daniel Martin of Mansfield, son of 
Daniel & Rachel (Kent) Martin of Behoboth, Mass. 

194 — JOSEPH WARREN 6 HODGES [94. Nath'l 5 Jonathan* Nath'l 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1780 Aug. 22, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1830 Jan'y 6, 
Mansfield; m. 1818 June 17, Boston, Mass., Mrs. MARGARET ROBI- 
SON (BARBER) RICE, b. 1785 Feb. 15, Boston; d. 1845 May 5, 
Mansfield. 

4 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

402. i. Margaret Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Oct. 3. 

403. ii. Joseph Nathaniel 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Aug. 14. 

iii. Lydia Ann Cole 7 Hodges, b. 1824 May 7 ; d. 1893 June 23, 
Middleboro, Mass. ; unm. 

404. iv. Emily Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1827 April 19. 

Joseph Warren 6 Hodges served in the War of 1812 and, for a 
part at least of his term, was stationed at Plymouth, Mass. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 199 

195 — PRESTON 6 HODGES [94. NatWl h Jonathan 4 Nath'l z John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1785 June 14, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1855 Sept. 23, Bristol, 
R. I. ; m. LYDIA COLE, dau. of Dr. Richard & Abigail (Walker) Cole, 
b. 1783 March 29, Foster, R. I. ; d. 1845 Nov. 2, New York City. 

5 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

405. i. Lewis Leprilete 7 Hodges, b. 1806 Jan'y 20. 

406. ii. Mary Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1807 Nov. 28. 

407. iii. Eliza Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1809 Nov. 3. 

408. iv. Preston Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Jan'y 23. 

v. William Brownell 7 Hodges, b. 1821 April 17 ; d. 1844 Oct. 
25, New York City ; unm. 
Preston 6 Hodges kept a hotel in Norton from 1817 to 1820. He 
was a deputy sheriff of Bristol County from 1818 to 1821. In 1821 
he moved to Providence, R. I., and kept the Franklin House. He 
moved to New York and opened the Clinton House in 1832. He was 
well qualified for his business and knew how to keep a first-class 
hotel, was very successful, and retired with a competence in 1846. 

196 — GEORGE 6 HODGES [94. Nath'F Jonathan 4, Nath'l* John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1787 Sept. 5, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1844 Sept. 18, Providence, R. I. ; 
m. 1819 Feb. 25, Mansfield, SARAH HILL, dau. of Stephen Hill, b. 
1783, Billerica, Mass. ; d. 1867 Feb. 7, Mansfield, Mass. 

3 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. George James 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Oct. 19 ; d. 1822 Jan'y 3, 
Mansfield. 

409. ii. Orville Augustus 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Oct. 7. 

410. iii. Sophia Anna 7 Hodges, b. 1827 March 14. 

George 6 Hodges was a farmer in Mansfield in the early part of 
his life. He moved to Providence and engaged in the cattle business. 
He kept a hotel for several years, but his chief occupation was in the 
retail market business. 

197— ANNA 6 HODGES [94. NaiKl* Jonathan 4 Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1790 April 26, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1872 July 16, Providence, 
R. I. ; m. (1) 1811 May 5, Mansfield, JOHN WATSON of Mansfield, 
son of Abram Watson of London, Eng., who came over and fought in 
the American Army during the Revolution. She m. (2) JOHN 
JENCKS WHITE of Valley Falls, R. I., son of John & Martha (Jencks) 
White of Smithfield, R. I. 

7 children : — 
i. Nancy Emeline 7 Watson, b. 1814 March 29, Mansfield ; d. 1880 

Nov. 22, Providence; m. 1831 April — , Lonsdale, R. L, 

Elisha Gregory of Pawtucket, R. I., son of Thomas & Betsey 

(Paine) Gregory of Berkley, Mass. 
ii. John Hodges 7 Watson, b. 1816 Jan'y 3, Providence ; d. 1885 

March 19, Providence; m. 1834 Oct. 14, Woonsocket, R. L, 

Sophia Gage of Pawtucket, R. I. 
iii. Deborah Leprilete 7 Watson, b. 1819 July 16, Providence; 



200 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

living, 1893, at 215 High St., Providence ; m. 1837, Woonsoeket, 
Henry Baylies Pratt of Fall Biver, Mass., son of Phineas & 
Lois (Westcott) Pratt of Middleboro, Mass. 

iv. Cincinnatus Augustus 7 Watson, b. 1821 Jan'y 18, Providence ; 
d. 1859 Dec. 16, Providence; m. 1841 Nov. 11, Providence, 
Susan Saulsbury Manchester, dau. of Joseph & Mahala 
(Saulsbury) Manchester of Providence. 

v. Mary Jane 7 Watson, b. 1824, Mansfield ; d. 1891 Aug. 31, 
Providence, aged 66; m. 1847, Smith Young of Woonsoeket. 

vi. Ferdinand Gardner 7 White, b. 1829, Valley Palls, B. I. ; went 
on a surveying expedition and was never heard from ; m. Char- 
lotte Diana Darling, dau. of Jesse & Sally (Gatchell) Darling. 

vii. Frances Maria 7 White, b. 1831 Nov. 23, Valiey Falls ; d. 1880 
Sept. 10, Providence ; rn. Henry B. Thompson, son of John 
Thompson of Conn. 

198— DEBORAH 6 HODGES [94. Nath* P Jonathan* Nathl* John 1 Wm}~\ 
b. 1795 July 31, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1879 Nov. 17, Mansfield ; in. 
1818 May 14, Attleboro, Mass., VESPATIAN C. COBB of Mansfield, 
son of Luther & Bachel (Clark) Cobb, b. 1798 Nov. 18, Bellingham, 
Mass. 

3 children : — 
i. Vespatian Everett Hodges 7 Cobb, b. 1822 Aug. 2, Mansfield ; 

d. 1826 Jan'y 17, Attleboro. 
ii. Deborah Eliza Ortensia 7 Cobb, b. 1824 Sept. 26, Norton, 

Mass. ; d. 1837 Oct, 21, Killingly, Conn, 
iii. Edwin Augustus 7 Cobb, b. 1827 Aug. 24, Norton; d. 1852 Feb. 

8, Mansfield ; m. 1846, Mary Elizabeth Cook, dau. of Silas & 

Joanna (Sherman) Cook of Cumberland, B. I. 

199— LYDIA 6 HODCES [95. David 5 Jonathan* Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm>~\ 
b. 1784 March 3, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1851 Dec. 20, Hadley, N. Y. ; m. 
1805 Feb. 17, Attleboro, Mass., JOSEPH WOODCOCK of Nor- 
ton, son of Joseph & Mercy (Bichardson) Woodcock, b. 1780 Nov. 17, 
Attleboro ; d. 1853 Sept. 30, Hadley. 

11 children : — 
i. Joseph 7 Woodcock, b. 1805 ; d. 1806 Jan'y 14, prob. in Attleboro. 
ii. Albert 7 Woodcock, b. 1807 Dec. 13, Attleboro; d. 1879 April 9, 
Hadley; m. 1836 Dec. 29, Hadley, Bachel Gray, dau. of 
Stephen and Lana (Shaw) Gray of Hadley. 
iii. Lydia 7 Woodcock, b. 1809 Jan'y 20, Attleboro ; d. 1853 June 30, 
Hadley ; m. 1828 Feb. 17, Corinth, N. Y., Bev. John H. Love- 
less of Hadley, son of John & Elizabeth (Holden) Loveless 
of Hadley. 
iv. Eliza Jane 7 Woodcock, b. 1812 May 10, Attleboro ; living, 1892, 
Batchellerville, N. Y. ; m. 1832 Jan'y 26, Corinth, Joel Jen- 
kins of Hadley, son of John Solon & Polly (Houghton) Jenkins 
of Hadley. 
v. Allen Hodges 7 Woodcock, b. 1814 April 21, Attleboro; d. 1891 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 201 

Feb. 6, Corinth; m. 1838 Aug. 27, Hadley, Emeline Gray, dau. 

of Asahel & Hannah (Heath) Gray of Hadley. 
vi. Hiram 7 Woodcock, b. 1816 May 30, Attleboro; living, 1892, 

Fullerville, N. Y. ; m. 1836 Oct. 3, Hadley, Sylvia Jenkins, 

dau. of Calvin & Olive (Kendall) Jenkins, 
vii. Harriet 7 Woodcock, b. 1818 Sept. 20, Corinth ; d. 1879 May 18, 

Edinburgh, N. Y; m. 1837 Nov. 16, Hadley, Samuel Carpen- 
ter of Corinth, 
viii. Emily 7 Woodcock, b. 1821 Jan'y 30, Corinth ; d. 1888 Nov. 1, 

Hadley ; m. 1844 June 13, Hadley, John Johnson of Hadley, 

son of John & Lydia Johnson of Hadley. 
ix. Eichardson 7 Woodcock, b. 1823 April 9, Corinth; living, 1892, 

address, Conkliugville, N. Y. ; in. 1846 Feb. 9, Hadley, Sarah 

Jane Carlton, dau. of Nathan & Hannah (Muzzy) Carlton of 

Corinth. 
x. Daniel 7 Woodcock, b. and d. 1825 Aug. 21. Corinth. 
xi. Sarah Ann 7 Woodcock, b. 1827 Sept. 7, Corinth ; living, 1892, 

Conkliugville, N. Y. ; in. 1844 Dec. 4, Hadley, James H. Mills 

of Hadley, son of Samuel & Lillie (Shippen) Mills of Hadley. 

200— DAVID 6 HODGES [95. David 5 Jonathan* Nath'l 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1786 Nov. 7, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1841 May 10, Corinth, N. Y. ; m. 
1817 June 12, Taunton, Mass., PRUDENCE 6 HARVEY, dau. of Joel 5 
& Abigail (Briggs) Harvey of Taunton [See No. 66], b. 1798 Feb. 6, 
Taunton ; d. 1880 Sept. 18, Charleston, Mich. 
7 children born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 

411. i. Prudence Harvey 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Aug. 17. 

ii. David Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Nov. 6 ; living, 1892, 
Maple Grove, P. O. Address, Nashville, Mich. ; m. 1851 May 
8, Corinth, Caroline 8 Hodges [No. 390, i], dau. of Jonathan 7 
& Ehoda Ann (Ford) Hodges, b. 1827 Sept. 2, Glenville, N. Y.; 
living, 1892, address, Nashville, Mich. No children. 

iii. Timothy 7 Hodges, b. 1824 July 10 ; living, 1892, Climax, 
Mich. ; in. 1853 April 3, Corinth, Phebe Sherman Ford, 
dau. of Abel & Lydia (Tallman) Ford, b. 1827 Jan'y 5, Glen- 
ville, N. Y. ; living, 1892. No children. 

iv. Joel Harvey 7 Hodges, b. 1828 July 26 ; d. 1834 April 12, 
Corinth. 

412. v. Eliza Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1835 March 3. 

413. vi. Henry Wesley 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Dec. 9. 

vii. Lewis Macey 7 Hodges, b. 1841 April 22 ; d. 1842 Aug. 20, 
Corinth. 
David 6 Hodges was brought up as a farmer and for a number of 
years worked on Judge Leonard's farm in Norton, aiding his widowed 
mother to support and bring up her family. About 1815, with his 
mother, he moved to Corinth, Saratoga Co., N. Y., where he purchased 
and cleared a farm in what was then a new and wild country. He 
went back to Taunton to be married and then returned to Corinth 
where he spent the rest of his life. After his death his widow and 
some of the children moved to the West. 



202 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Caroline 8 Hodges, wife of David Leonard 7 Hodges, to judge 
from her correspondence and the references made to her in letters of 
the family, is a smart, wide-awake woman, able to perform the duties 
which come to her in every-day life, and to keep up an active interest 
in the world around her, — especially in the lives and deeds of her 
kindred. She has been very kind in her aid of this family history. 

201— DEBORAH 6 HODGES [95. David 5 Jonathan* NaWl z John 2 

Wm 1 ] b. 1794 Nov. 23, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1874 Nov. 25, Ballston 

Springs, N. Y. ; m. 1815 March 25, Norton, RUFUS DAVIS, son of 

Joseph & Sarah (Baker) Davis, b. 1790 May 12, Behoboth, Mass. ; d. 

1874 Nov. 16, Ballston Springs. 

7 children born (except the first) in Corinth, N. Y. : — 

i. Bufus Hodges 7 Davis, b. 1816 April 23, Taunton, Mass. ; living, 
1892, at 148 Worcester St., Boston, Mass. ; m. (1) 1838 Jan'y — , 
Corinth, Laura Ann Bhodes, dau. of Stephen & Margaret 
(Sterling) Bhodes of Corinth; m. (2) 1840 Feb. 6, Pownal, Vt., 
Polly Eaton Bing, dau. of Bufus & Fanny (Shaw) Bing of 
Mansfield, Mass, 

ii. Joseph Henry 7 Davis, b. 1819 Jan'y 6 ; living, 1892, address, 
Glens Falls, N. Y. ; m. 1843 Jan'y 10, Corinth, Sally Minerva 
Creal, dau. of James & Mary (Ellis) Creal of Corinth. 

iii. Simeon Burbank 7 Davis, b. 1821 April 8 ; living, 1892, Ballston 
Center, N. Y. ; m. 1849 Nov. 7, Corinth, Laura Ann Deuel, 
dau. of Jason & Ada (Young) Deuel of Corinth. 

iv. Deborah Ann Leprilete 7 Davis, b. 1823 Sept. 5 ; living, 1892, 
Corinth, N. Y. ; m. 1844 Nov. — , Corinth, Ambrose Nehemiah 
Clothier, son of Asa & Phebe (King) Clothier of Corinth. 

v. Levings Noah 7 Davis, b. 1827 May 24; living, 1892, Hugoton, 
Kan.; m. (1) 1855 Dec. — , Central Falls, B. I., Sarah J. 
Greene, dau. of Benjamin F. Greene of Central Falls ; m. (2) 
1860 July — , Ossawatomie, Kan., Sarah A. Prescott, dau. of 
Alva & Sarah A. (Bogers) Prescott of Ossawatomie. 

vi. Betsey Jane 7 Davis, b. 1830 Aug. 8 ; living, 1892, Tibbetts Ave., 
Troy, N. Y. ; m. 1857 May 18, Saratoga, Bev. Caleb Cochran 
Bedell, son of Henry & Elizabeth (Bodee) Bedell of Clinton 
County, N. Y. 

vii. Charles Wesley 7 Davis, b. 1833 May 19 ; d. 1865 Feb. 17, 
Libby Prison, Bichmond, Va. 
Charles Wesley 7 Davis, in September, 1863, joined Co. H, 5th 

New York Infantry, and was with Gen. Grant in the last advance on 

Bichmond in 1864. He was a sharpshooter and was in numerous 
skirmishes. While on the skirmish line on the Weldon Bailroad, in 

the vicinity of Petersburg, Va., he was captured, during an assault by 

the Confederates, on Sept. 21, 1864. He was taken to Libby Prison 
(some accounts say first to Salisbury Prison and then to Libby), and 
died there of chronic diarrhoea, only a couple of weeks before the 
Union troops entered Bichmond. He was a young man of many 
excellent qualities and was class-leader of the Methodist Episcopal 
church at Corinth. 



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202— SAMUEL 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sa??i i - S John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1766 
Nov. 12, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1838 Jan'y 30, Winfield, N. Y. ; m. about 
1794, Lee, Mass., LYDIA BRADLEY, b. 1775 Sept. 28, Lee (then 
Great Barrington); d. 1862 June 22, Winfield. 

13 children born (except the first) in Winfield, N. Y. : — 
i. Lena 7 Hodges, b. 1795, Mass. ; d. 1795, Mass. 

414. ii. Clarissa 7 Hodges, b. 1797 Jan'y 21. 

iii. Alvin 7 Hodges, b. 1799 March 21 ; d. 1876 Nov. 21, Win- 
field; m. 1863 Feb. — , Winfield, Asenath Stevens, dau. of 
Hiram & Mary (Boyles) Stevens, b. 1816 June 15, Milford, 
N. Y. No children. She m. (2) George Bailey and was living, 
1894, Cedarville, N. Y. 

iv. Lydia 7 Hodges, b. 1801 March 12 ; d. 1886 Jan'y 29, Winfield ; 
m. 1869 March — , Winfield (his second wife), William 
Hatfield of Cortland, N. Y., b. 1794 ; m. (1) Anna 7 Smith 
[No. 205, i.] ; and d. 1875 Sept. 1, Cortland. Lydia had no 
children. 

v. Mamre 7 Hodges, b. 1802 Dec. 18 ; d. 1848 Sept. 1, Winfield; 
unm. 

415. vi. Betsey 7 Hodges, b. 1804 Sept. 14. 

vii. Susan 7 Hodges, b. 1806 Oct. 19; d. 1817 May 12, Winfield. 
viii. Eli Bradley 7 Hodges, b. 1808 July 8; d. 1827 Sept. 8, 
Winfield. 

416. ix. Chloe Cobb 7 Hodges, b. 1810 Aug. 10. 

417. x. Lucretia 7 Hodges, b. 1812 June 1. 

xi. John Randolph 7 Hodges, b, 1814 Jan'y 15 ; d. 1852 Oct. 1, 

Yuba Co., Cal. ; unm. 
xii. Alma 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Jan'y 5; d. 1880 Sept 4, Winfield; 

unm. 

418. xiii. Samuel 7 Hodges, b. 1819 May 12. 

Samuel 6 Hodges was a farmer. He went, when a young man, to 
the western part of Massachusetts. In 1796 he moved to Winfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., where he spent the remainder of his life. He 
was a useful and respected citizen and was chosen at various times, 
while living in Winfield, to fill township and county offices. He was 
a man of strong convictions, as indicated by the story concerning a 
trial at which he was a juror. On a Fourth of July, a man had been 
killed by the accidental or careless explosion of a cannon, and the 
gunner was being tried for murder. Popular opinion was strongly 
against the accused, and eleven jurymen were solid for conviction, on 
the ground that carelessness was as bad as murder. But Samuel 
Hodges, while sharing this opinion to a great extent, held that his 
oath as a juror would not allow him to vote thus ; and as he held 
firmly to this idea, the accused was acquitted. Samuel was a strong 
Universalist and an admirer of Hosea Ballou. Nevertheless, when a 
Congregational church was built in his neighborhood, in 1800, 
influenced doubtless by his wife, who belonged to this religious 
society, he subscribed liberally, only one gift exceeding his in amount. 
[Samuel 1 Hodges.'] 



204 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Lydia (Bradley) Hodges, possessing sound judgment, executive 
ability, patience and exceeding cheerfulness, was well fitted to aid 
her husband in founding a home in a new country and making their 
lot a happy and successful one. To these natural endowments was 
added the charm of piety ; and for seventy years, as a member of the 
Congregational churches in Lee and Winfield, she presented to the 
community an example of quiet and simple Christian life. [Mrs. 
Mary J. Catlin.~] 

203— SIMEON 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam 4 - 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1770 
Jan'y 28, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1838 June 12, Mentor, Ohio ; m. 1794 
Sept. 30, Warwick, Mass., PATTY BURNETT, dau. of Joshua & Sally 
Burnett, b. 1769 Nov. 8, Warwick; d. 1854 March 7, Mentor. 
6 children born in Savoy, Mass. : — 

419. i. Samuel 7 Hodges, b. 1795 Nov. 14. 

ii. Ruth Miriam 7 Hodges, b. 1798 Aug. 12 ; d. 1823 April 3, 
Mentor; unm. 

420. iii. Sally 7 Hodges, b. 1802 April 8. 

421. iv. Joshua Burnett 7 Hodges, b. 1805 Aug. 17. 

422. v. Erastus 7 Hodges, b. 1808 Nov. 1. 

423. vi. Irwin Cullen 7 Hodges, b. 1811 April 6. 

Simeon 6 Hodges, when young, went with his father to Savoy and 
lived there until 1820. At some date previous to 1817, he went to 
Newbury, Geauga Co., Ohio, and purchased 170 acres of unimproved 
land, returning then to his home. In the Spring of 1817, his eldest 
son, Samuel, and two other young men, with packs upon their backs, 
traveled on foot from Savoy to Newbury, and there Samuel began to 
make for himself a home on his father's land. On May 17, 1820, 
Simeon started from Savoy for Ohio with his wife and family. He 
took along a 4-ox team, a 2-horse team, a 1-horse wagon and horse, 
and two cows. His ox-team was driven by the young man who after- 
wards became his son-in-law. After a journey of 42 days, on June 27, 
1820, the family arrived at Newbury and staid about two months 
with Samuel. During this stay, Simeon bought from Ralph Bacon a 
farm in Mentor, Geauga Co. (now Lake Co.), and in September moved 
thither with his family, and there spent the rest of his days. During 
the last nine or ten years of his life he lived with his son-in-law, 
Benjamin Carpenter, to whom he had sold his farm. [James H. 
Hodges.'] 

204— SUSANNAH 6 HODCES [97. Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1772 
Feb. 22, Norton, Mass.; d. 1844 Nov. — ; m. (1) 1791 April 10, 
Adams, Mass., JOHN WILLIAMS of Savoy, Mass., b. 1770 Aug. 22; d. 
1804 April 29. She m. (2) BENJAMIN RHODES. 

6 children born in Savoy ; perhaps others by 2nd husband : — 
i. Susannah 7 Williams, b. 1792 Oct. 24. 
ii. John 7 Williams, b. 1795 Feb. 7. 

iii. Abigail 7 Williams, b. 1797 June 2 ; d. 1813 Nov. 2. 
iv. Joseph 7 Williams, b. 1799 Jan'y 17. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 205 

v. Simeon Hodges 7 Williams, b. 1801 July 1; d. 1868 Feb. 18, 
Shelbume, Mass.; m. 1832 Sept. 20, Charlemont, Mass., Sylvia 
Dickinson, dan. of Levi & Levina (Barnes) Dickinson of South- 
ington, Conn, 
vi. James 7 Williams, b. 1803 Nov. 29; d. 1833 May 19; m. 1826 
April 13, Nancy Simmons. 
Simeon Hodges 7 Williams, when very young, was taken into the 
family of a Mr. Edson of Charlemont. He was a carpenter and bridge- 
builder. He represented Charlemont in the State legislature in 1845 
and 1846. 

205 — SARAH 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam*- 5 John 2 WmF\ b. 1774 
May 11, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1859 Aug. 27, Winfield, N. Y. ; m. LEVI 
SMITH, who d. 1855 April 5. 

9 children born in Winfield, N. Y. : — 
i. Anna 7 Smith, b. 1798 April 15 ; d. Cortlandville, N. Y. ; m. Wil- 
liam Hatfield who m. (2) Lydia 7 Hodges. See No. 202, iv. 
ii. Levi 7 Smith, b. 1800 Jan'y 12 ; d. 1891 May 16, Cedarville, N. Y. ; 

m. 1834, Winfield, Elizabeth Howard, dau. of John Howard, 
iii. Henry 7 Smith, b. 1801 Aug. 21 ; d. infancy, Winfield. 
iv. Deliverance 7 Smith, b. 1802 Sept. 30; d. Gilberts Mills, N. Y. ; 

m. 1848 May — , Chester Jewitt of Gilberts Mills. 
v. Ansel 7 Smith, b. 1804 May 7; d. 1855 Dec. 15, Winfield ; m. 1844 

Jan'y 1, Sand Banks, N. Y., Araminta Dormer Burdick, dau. 

of Cary & Sarah (Whitford) Burdick of Providence, K. I. 
vi. Sarah 7 Smith, b. 1806 April 2; d. 1832 March 21, Winfield; 

unm. 
vii. Chloe 7 Smith, b. 1808 Aug. 28 ; d. 1834 March 5, Winfield; unm. 
viii. Laura 7 Smith, b. 1811 Jan'y 22; d. 1831 April 10, Winfield; 

unm. 
ix. William 7 Smith, b. 1817 July 16 ; d. infancy, Winfield. 

206 — SILAS 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1776 
June 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1852 Nov. 17, Pike, N. Y. ; m. 1808 Dec. 
18, Lock, N. Y., EXPERIENCE TOBEY, dau. of Nathaniel & Deborah 
(Gifford) Tobey, b. 1782 Dec. 28 ; d. 1866 March 28, Pike. 

7 children born in New York State : — 

424. i. Alanson 7 Hodges, b. 1809 Oct. 13, Eagle. 

425. ii. Dyer 7 Hodges, b. 1811 July 13, Eagle. 

426. iii. Harriet 7 Hodges, b. 1813 July 18, Eagle. 

427. iv. Alma 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Sept. 25, Eagle. 

428. v. Amanda 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Sept. 29, Eagle. 

vi. Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1820 June 16, Gainesville ; d. 1845 June 

5, Gainesville ; unm. 

vii. Eliza 7 Hodges, b. 1822 May 26, Gainesville; d. 1863 July 

15, Pike; unm. 

Silas 6 Hodges went to western New York in 1808, and took up a 

large tract of land in what was then a wilderness. He builtalog 

house in the woods in what is now the town of Eagle, and, late in the 



206 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

fall, went to Lock, N. Y., and married. In January he started back 
with his wife, traveling with an ox-team. The trip occupied two 
weeks. Soon after his arrival at his new home, he was joined by his 
brother William and wife, who brought a span of horses and an 
additional stock of provisions ; and the two families lived together in 
the log-house for a time. In about ten years Silas had paid for his 
farm, cleared off all debts, and built a frame house on the part of his 
farm which was in the town of Gainesville. He prospered, and at the 
time of his death was owner of 500 acres of land. He was a good 
neighbor, knew how to protect his own rights without unnecessary 
friction, and never had a law-suit. [Mrs. Alma (Hodges) Eldridge.~\ 

Experience (Tobet) Hodges was daughter of Nathaniel Tobey, 
who came to America during the Revolution and served under Gen. 
Lafayette. His wife was born in England. Experience received a 
sensible education, and, before marriage, fitted herself for all kinds 
of work devolving on the wife of a pioneer farmer. She cooked the 
first meal ever prepared for a white family in the town of Eagle. 
She spun, wove and fashioned all the garments of the family. She 
was courageous and faced without fear the dangers of the wilderness 
into which she had ventured, as a young wife, in midwinter. The 
dangers were by no means imaginary. On one occasion, with a child 
in her arms, she and her sister, Abigail (Howard) Hodges, started to 
visit a neighbor living several miles away. While passing through 
the dense forest, they encountered a large wolf, who blocked the way ; 
but they advanced boldly, and the wolf fled, frightened, they said, by 
the scarlet cloak. which Abigail wore. [Mrs. Alma H. Eldridge.~] 

207 — RICHARD 6 HODCES [97. Simeon* Sam*- 8 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1778 
June 17, Norton, Mass.; d. 1838 March 12, Floyd, K Y.; m. 

Mrs. REBECCA ( ) CARRIER, b. 1790 April 3; d. 1840 June 25, 

Floyd, N. Y. 

6 children born in Oriskany, N. Y. : — 

i. Betset 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Dec. 19 ; d. 1869 April 8, Oriskany; m. 
1848 Aug. 20, Winfield, N. Y., Hiram Cummins, son of Abram & 
" Asa " (Baker) Cummins, b. 1796 Dec. 16, Utica, K. Y. ; d. 
1864 June 16, Saquoit, K. Y. One child: — Manville* Cummins, 
b. 1853 Sept. 17, Oriskany; d. 1868 July 4, Oriskany. 

ii. Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1819 March 20; d. 1880 Oct. 5, Oriskany ; unm. 

iii. Julia Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1820 June 2 ; d. 1851 April 17, Oriskany ; 
unm. 

iv. Emily 7 Hodges, b. 1822 April 7 ; d. 1839 June 1, Oriskany; unm. 

v. Isaac 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Feb. 4 ; d. 1848 April 5, Oriskany ; unm. 

vi. William Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Aug. 27 ; d. 1891 June 20, 
Oriskany ; m. (1) 1861 Dec. 24, Camden, N. Y, Ada Paige, dau. 
of Joseph & Avis (House) Paige, b. 1843 Aug. 31 ; d. 1868 July 
6, Coleman's Mills, N. Y. He m. (2) 1872 March 12, Sarah 
E. Sutliff, b. 1843 Dec. 12 ; d. 1877 Jan'y 12, Oriskany. He 
m. (3) 1884 Feb. 24, Marcy, N. Y., Kittie Belle Felch, dau. of 
Alphonso & Mary Ann (Bills) Felch, b. 1861 Aug. 5, Demosville, 
Ky. She m. (2) Alexander Cameron Thompson, and was living, 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 207 

1894, at 34 Greene St., Utica, K Y. William Henry 7 Hodges 

had no children. 
William Henry 7 Hodges, fatherless at an early age, was 
compelled in his youth to work hard ; but by attending school during 
the winter months and improving his opportunities, he managed to 
acquire a fair education. He owned and managed a farm during his early 
life, his sister Mary, a woman of rare strength and beauty of character, 
acting as his housekeeper and adviser. In 1864 he began the manu- 
facture of cheese at Coleman's Mills, but sold his factory, about 1874, 
and moved into the village of Oriskany. Purchasing the Eice Estate, 
he built here one of the best-equipped cheese factories in the State, 
which he managed successfully until his death. He was a man of 
strong convictions and marked characteristics, but so truthful and 
upright in all his dealings that, although considered eccentric, he was 
highly esteemed and respected. He was a zealous worker in every- 
thing he undertook, a strong Democrat, an earnest member of the 
Masonic Order, being Treasurer of the Oriskany lodge at the time of 
his death, and a conscientious communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal 
church in Oriskany. [Mrs. Kittle Hodges Thompson.] 

208— HANNAH 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Win 1 '] b. 1780 
April 27, Norton, Mass.; d. Pineville or Sandbanks, N. Y. ; m. 
[CALVIN?] PRESTON. 

4 children born in West Winfield, N. Y. : — 
i. Luna 7 Preston, b. 1807 May 9; d. 1867 April 17, West Winfield; 

m. 1831 March 24, Winfield, Cornelia Pettengall. 
ii. Samantha 7 Preston, b. 1809 April 28 ; d. 1885 June 10, Batavia, 

N. Y. ; m. Joseph Gates of West Winfield, son of Elijah & 

Anna (Frink) Gates, 
iii. Calvin 7 Preston, m. Matilda Bass. 
iv. Walter 7 Preston, d. Batavia ; unm. 

209— WILLIAM 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam* - 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1783 
April 19, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1859 Aug. 10, Eagle, N. Y. ; m. 1808, 
ABIGAIL HOWARD, b. 1783 Sept. — , Litchfield, N. Y.; d. 1873 Nov. 
25, Pike, N. Y. 

8 children born (except the first) in Eagle, N. Y. : — 

429. i. Simeon 7 Hodges, b. 1810 July 8, Honda, N. Y. 

ii. John 7 Hodges, b. 1812 June 23 ; married ; living, 1894, 
Weldon, la. 

430. iii. Sally 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Feb. 15. 

iv. Julia Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1817 April ; m. Benjamin Blake. 
v. William 7 Hodges, b. 1819 June; d. 1871 March, Gainesville, 
N. Y. ; unm. 

431. vi. Charles 7 Hodges, b. 1821 April 19. 

432. vii. Albert 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Oct. 3. 

433. viii. Mary Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1826 July. 

210 — ISAAC 6 HODGES [97. Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1790 
Jan'y 16, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1864 July 16, (North) Adams, Mass. ; m. 



203 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

(1) MARGARET LUTHER, b. 1790 or 1791; d. 1847 April 14, Adams, 
aged 56. He m. (2) Mrs. LAURA JANE (CONE) MARSDALE. 

6 children born (except, perhaps, the last) in Savoy, Mass. : — 

434. i. Sarah Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Feb. 13. 

435. ii. Orpha 7 Hodges, b. 1814 April 16. 

436. iii. Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1816 March 18. 

437. iv. Horace Isaac 7 Hodges, b. 1818 June 12. 

v. Angeline 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March; d. 1837 Oct. 11, Adams; 
unm. 

438. vi. Harriet Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1824 or 1825, Savoy or 

Adams. 
Dr. Isaac 6 Hodges in his youth was a schoolmate of William Cul- 
len Bryant at the academy in Plainfield, Mass. He studied medicine 
and practised in Savoy, and then in the part of Adams which is now 
North Adams, settling in the last place about 1824. He was success- 
ful in his profession and accumulated considerable property. In 
1830, he purchased the " Union Privilege " (land and waterpower) in 
North Adams, and in 1831 or 1832, in partnership with Joshua Bur- 
net 7 Hodges (his nephew), Alvin Sanford and Oliver Arnold, under 
the style of Hodges, Sanford & Co., built the " Slater Mill, " with 14 
looms and machinery for carding and spinning. In 1836 the firm 
sold out to 0. & H. Arnold. Dr. Hodges and his professional part- 
ner, Dr. E. S. Hawkes, were much interested in increasing the educa- 
tional advantages at Adams, and largely through their efforts Mr. 
Nathan Drury was led to bequeath his property to the Drury Acad- 
emy. About 1840, Dr. Hodges was appointed receiver of this property 
and given charge of the financial management. He superin- 
tended personally the construction of the building, and was the first 
president of the board of trustees of the academy. 

211 —SALLY 6 HODGES [99. Sam 5 Seth 4 Sam 5 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1778 
Aug.. 11 (Hanover, N. J. ?) ; d. Vernon, Vt. ; m. (1) JAMES TYLER of 
Vernon, Vt.; m. (2) JOHN TYLER of Vernon, Vt. 

11 children born in Vernon, Vt. : — 
Eoyal 7 Tyler, b. 1797 Sept. 15; m. 1817 April 16, Sally Hough- 

ton, dau. of Nehemiah & Lydia (Tyler) Houghton of Vernon. 
Bebecca 7 Tyler, m. Absolon Harris. 
Samuel 7 Tyler, m. Lydia Houghton. 
Polly 7 Tyler, m. Esterbrook. 
Eliza 7 Tyler, m. Curtis Houghton. 
Jonah 7 Tyler, d. Canaan, Vt. 
Daniel 7 Tyler, m. Charlotte Houghton. 
Nancy 7 Tyler, m. Smith. 
Smith 7 Tyler, d. young. 
Sarah 7 Tyler, d. 1885 March 15, Fitchburg, Mass. ; m. William 

Griswold of Fitchburg. 
Martha 7 Tyler, b. 1816; d. 1852 Nov. 29, aged 36; m. 1840 

Abel Scott. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 209 

212 — BETSEY 6 HODGES [99. Sam 5 Seth* Sam s John* Wm}~\ b. 1781 

Feb. 21 (Hanover, N. J. ?) ; d. 1845 Jan'y 30, Northfield, Mass. ; in. 

1801 March 2, Bernardston, Mass., LUTHER HOLTON of Northfield, 

son of Lemuel & Lydia (Shattuck) Holton, b. 1777 Dec. 4, Northfield; 

d. 1835 Sept. 24, Northfield. 

13 children born in Northfield, Mass. : — 

i. George Lucius 7 Holton, b. 1801 Dec. 10 ; d. 1864 Oct. 6, Gill, 
Mass. ; m. 1829 Jan'y 1, Bernardston, Content Doty Snow, dau. 
of Thomas & Sibyl (Parmenter) Snow of Bernardston. 

ii. Charles Lewis 7 Holton, b. 1801 Dec. 10; d. 1819 March 29, 
Northfield. 

iii. Fanny 7 Holton, b. 1803 Aug. 6 ; d. 1884 Feb. 14, Greenfield, 
Mass. ; m. 1825 Oct. 16, Northfield, Simeon Pomeroy Moody, 
son of Seth & Mary (Pomeroy) Moody of Hadley. 

iv. Betsey 7 Holton, b. 1805 Feb. 5 ; living, 1894, East Northfield, 
Mass.; m. 1828 Jan'y 2, Northfield, Edwin Moody of North- 
field, son of Isaiah & Phila (Alexander) Moody of Northfield. 
Her son, Dwight Lyman* Moody, is widely known, from his 
religious work, as the Evangelist Moody. 

v. Luther 7 Holton, b. 1807 Jan'y 11 ; d. 1871 April 2, Brooklyn, 
N. Y; m. 1831 Jan'y 19, West Brattleboro, Vt., Marcia Mixer, 
dau. of John Mixer of Brattleboro. 

vi. Martha 7 Holton, b. 1809 June 11 ; d. 1878 April 5, Minneapolis, 
Minn. ; m. 1838 May 20, Bernardston, Zebulon Allen of 
Northfield, son of Samuel Clesson & Mary (Hunt) Allen of 
Northfield. 

vii. Mary 7 Holton, b. 1809 June 11 ; d. 1882 June 17, Greenfield ; 
m. 1841 Jan'y 14, Northfield, Lewis Farrell of Greenfield, 
son of Andrew & Polly (Nutting) Farrell of Palmer, Mass. 

viii. Calvin 7 Holton, b. 1811 Oct. 11 ; d. 1869 Sept. 8, Woodstock, 
111. ; m. 1837 May 14, Branch, Mich., Susan Burlingame, dau. of 
Joel & Freelove (Angell) Burlingame of Height, N. Y. 

ix. Cyrus 7 Holton, b. 1813 July 20; living, 1894, Northfield, Mt. 
Hermon P. O.; m. 1843 May 29, Northfield, Amanda Olive 
Brown, dau. of John & Olive (Johnson) Brown of Northfield. 

x. Frederic 7 Holton, b. 1815 June 7 ; living, 1894, 178 Pawtucket 
St., Lowell, Mass.; m. 1844 May 21, Lowell, Clara Ann 
Bowers, dau. of James & Hannah (Taylor) Bowers of Lowell. 

xi. Samuel Socrates 7 Holton, b. 1817 March 17 ; d. 1894 Jan'y 11, 
Winchester, Mass.; m. (1) 1841, Elizabeth J. Clapp; m. (2) 
1846, Tryphena Clapp ; m. (3) 1860, Georgianna Clapp 
(3 sisters). 

xii. Charles Lewis 7 Holton, b. 1820 Jan'y 10; d. 1883 April 7, 
Northfield ; m. 1844 Jan'y 10, Gill, Mass., Rebecca Lucy 
Barton, dau. of Benjamin & Sarah (Parsons) Barton of New 
Salem, Mass. 

xiii. Lemuel 7 Holton, b. 1822 Feb. 25; living, 1894, Winchester; 
m. (1) 1848, Annette Maria Brown of Boston; m. (2) Amelia 
Smyth. 



210 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

213 — MARY 6 HODCES [99. Sam 5 Seth* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1784 
Aug. 13 (Hanover, N. J.?) ; d. 1806 Dec. 21, Enfield, N. H.; m. 1805, 
Bernardston, Mass., Eev. CALEB DUSTIN of Enfield, N. H., son of 
Ebenezer Dustin. 

1 child born in Enfield, N. H. : — 
i. Mary 7 Dustin, b. 1806 Dec. 9; d. 1890 Nov. 6 (Dorchester) Boston, 
Mass. ; m. 1857 Aug. 11, Claremont, N. H., Thaddeus Clapp of 
Dorchester, son of William & Elizabeth (Humphreys) Clapp of 
Dorchester. 

214 — SMITH 6 HODCES [99. Sam 6 Seth* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1788 
March 26, Douglas, Mass. ; d. 1854 Jan'y 11, Utica, 1ST. Y. ; m. (1) 
1811 May 13, Bernardston, Mass., NANCY PURPLE, dau. of Ezra & 
Mary (Pentfield) Purple, b. 1786 Eeb. 22, Bernardston ; d. 1812 March 
16, Bernardston; m. (2) 1812 Nov. 26, Bernardston, SALLY PURPLE, 
sister of first wife, b. 1795 March 11, Bernardston; d. 1872 Jan'y 21, 
Newport, N. Y. 

6 children born in Gill, Mass. : — 

i. Nancy Almeda 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Jan'y 12 ; d. 1892 Eeb. 7, 
Watertown, N. Y. ; m. 1840, Watertown, Edward J. Sloan, 
b. Leroy, N. Y. ; d. 1864 March 23, Aurora, 111. No children. 

ii. Dency Cornelia 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Feb. 22 ; living, 1894, 
Boonville, N. Y. ; m. Warner Hunt. No children. 

439. iii. Samuel Nelson 7 Hodges, b. 1822 March 11. 

440. iv. Ezra Purple 7 Hodges, b. 1824 June 28. 

v. George Smith 7 Hodges, b. 1826 June 30 ; d. 1846 July 30, 
Utica, N. Y. 

441. vi. Lucy Eebecca 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Sept. 26. 

Smith 6 Hodges settled in Gill, Mass. In 1829 or 1830 he moved 
to Albany, N. Y., and thence to Esperance, Schoharie Co., N. Y. In 
1832 he went to Newport, N. Y., thence in 1840 to Theresa, N. Y., 
and finally in 1848 to Utica. 

215 — HANNAH 6 HODCES [102. Seth 5 - 4 Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1785 
Aug. 31, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1863 June 22, Hartland, Vt. ; m. 1808 
April 25, Pomfret, JOSIAH BABCOCK, son of Josiah & Dorcas 
(Ladd) Babcock, b. 1777 Oct. 8, Pomfret; d. 1871 March 30, 
Lebanon, N. H. 

7 children born in Vermont : — 

i. Anson 7 Babcock, b. 1810 Feb. 14, Pomfret; d. 1811 Aug. 12. 

ii. John 7 Babcock, b. 1812 March 19 ; d. 1814 June 20. 

iii. Lydia 7 Babcock, b. 1814 June 18 ; d. 1817 May 28. 

iv. Koxana 7 Babcock, b. 1818 Feb. 23, Hartland; d. 1891 Aug. 27, 

Lebanon, N. H. ; m. 1845 Jan'y 22, Hartland, William Martin 

Kendall of Roxbury, Vt., son of William & Lydia (Russell) 

Kendall of Roxbury. 
v. Daniel 7 Babcock, b. 1820 Oct. 20, Hartland ; d. 1886 Aug. 24, 

Granville, Vt. ; m. 1846 Feb. 5, Plymouth, Vt., Helen Frances 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 211 

Davis, dau. of Hiram & Melinda (Stevens) Davis of Rocking- 
ham, Vt. 

vi. Josiah 7 Babcock, b. 1822 Oct. 21, Hartland ; living, 1893, Pitts- 
field, Vt. ; m. 1846 Feb. 22, Rochester, Vt., Harriet Richard- 
son, dau. of Elias & Hannah (Guernsey) Richardson of 
Rochester. 

vii. Henry 7 Babcock, b. 1826 July 31, Hartland ; living, 1893, 
Lebanon, N. H. ; m. 1852 Nov. 4, Stockbridge, Vt., Lucy Maria 
Elkins of Taftsville, Vt. 

216 — MARY 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 ' 4 Sam s John 2 Wm 1 "] b. 1787 Dec. 
29, Pomfret, Vt.; d. 1870 Oct. 15, Pomfret; m. 1806 Sept. 30, 
Pomfret, DANIEL SHAYS DEWOLF of Pomfret, b. 1787 March 5; d. 
1855 July 15, Rochester, Vt. 

10 children : — 
i. Diantha 7 DeWolp, b. 1808 March 6, Pomfret ; d. 1873 May 9, 

Reading, Vt. ; ni. Daniel Metcalf of Pomfret, son of Zethar & 

Sarah Metcalf of Middleboro, Mass. 
ii. Deborah 7 DeWolf, b. 1809 Nov. 5., Luzerne, N. Y.; d. 1893 Feb. 

20, Woodstock, Vt.; m. 1828 Oct. 27, Pomfret, Vt., Daniel 

Abbott of Pomfret, son of Jeremiah & Clarissa (Perry) Abbott 

of Pomfret. 
iii. Margaret 7 DeWolf, b. 1812 Dec. 30, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1893 

Feb. 10, Pomfret ; m. 1829 Aug. — , Woodstock, Vt., Gardner 

Winslow Metcalf of Pomfret, son of Zethar & Sarah Metcalf 

of Middleboro, Mass. 
iv. Lovisa 7 DeWolf, b. 1814 July 4, Pomfret; d. 1839 Sept. 28, 

Canada ; m. John Vaughan Faunce of Pomfret. 
v. Daniel Shays 7 DeWolf, b. 1816 Aug. 2 ; living, 1894 ; m. 1854 

July 23, Pomfret, Elizabeth Perry, dau. of Asa & Alice 

(Dunham) Perry of Middleboro, Mass. 
vi. Matilda 7 DeWolf, b. 1821 Feb. 13, Pomfret ; d. 1857 March 27, 

Woodstock, Vt. ; m. 1841 Dec. 7, Pomfret, Addison Jewett 

Darling of Pomfret, son of Otis & Betsey (Piper) Darling of 

Pomfret. 
vii. Charles 7 DeWolf, b. 1823 May 24, Pomfret; d. 1861 April 1, 

Pomfret ; m. 1845 Dec. 22, Pomfret, Cynthia Ann Pope, dau. 

of Luther & Lydia B. (Jenney) Pope of Woodstock, 
viii. Fanny 7 DeWolf, b. 1825 May 9, Pomfret; d. 1891 Dec. 30, 

Pomfret ; unm. 
ix. Rosin a 7 DeWolf, b. 1827 Nov. 11, Pomfret; living, 1893, Brant 

Lake, So. Dakota; m. Solon B. Rumrill. 
x. Horace 7 DeWolf, b. 1830 Sept. 25, Pomfret ; living, 1893, Sioux 

Falls, So. Dakota. 

217 — ELIZA 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 - 4 Sam* John 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 1790 Feb. 
20, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1850 Sept. 20, Racine, Wis. ; m. 1808 Nov. 6, 
Pomfret, STEPHEN GIBBS of Pomfret, son of Stephen & Mehitable 
Gibbs of Pomfret; b. 1787; d. Racine, Wis. 



212 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

9 children born in Pomfret, Vt. : — 

i. Diantha 7 Gibbs, b. 1814 June 27 ; d. 1892 Feb. 19, Bridgewater, 
Vt. ; m. 1839 June 6, Tunbridge, Vt., Chester Dimick of Bridge- 
water, son of Joseph & Sabra (Pease) Dimick of Hartford, Conn. 

ii. Phila 7 Gibbs, d. infancy. 

iii. Amos 7 Gibbs, b. 1818 July 15 ; d. 1867 Jan'y 12, Johnstown, Wis. ; 
m. (1) 1839 Dec. 5, Tunbridge, Vt., Adeline Cushman, dau. of 
Cyrus Curtis & Mary (Brigham) Cushman of Tunbridge ; m. (2) 
1856 Aug. — , Heart Prairie, Wis., Eliza Ann Lewis, dau. of 
Charles Lewis of Heart Prairie. 

iv. Luther 7 Gibbs, d. infancy. 

v. Mary 7 Gibbs, b. 1823 April 15 ; d. 1891 Oct. 23, Pawnee City, 
Neb. ; m. 1844 Oct. 29, Woodstock, Vt., Ithamar Bartlett 
Howard of Bridgewater, Vt., son of Zebedee & Betsey (Burt) 
Howard of Thetford, Vt. 

vi. Sarah Samantha 7 Gibbs, b. 1824 Dec. 12 ; living, 1893, Tun- 
bridge, Vt. ; m. 1844 March 2, Tunbridge, William Amos Cush- 
man of Tunbridge, son of Benjamin Holmes & Phebe (Hutchin- 
son) Cushman of Tunbridge. 

vii. Orrin 7 Gibbs, b. 1827 Sept. 13; living, 1894, Belleview, Minn.; 
m. Martha Jane (Fowler) York, dau. of Benjamin Fowler. 

viii. Owen 7 Gibbs, b. 1829 Dec. 3 ; living, 1894, Haney, Wis. ; m. 
1852 June 20, Sugar Creek, Wis., Eleanor (Hollis) Hart, dau. 
of John & Eunice (Dunton) Hollis of Vermont. 

ix. Clarinda 7 Gibbs, b. 1831 Nov. 24 ; living, 1893, Fontanelle, la. ; 
m. (1) 1848, Hebron, Wis., Nathaniel Millard ; m. (2) 1860, 
Hebron, Charles Simmons. 

218— LUCY 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 -* Sam 8 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1797 Sept. 
4, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1883 June 15 or 20, Pomfret ; m. 1816 Jan'y 1, 
Pomfret, THOMAS HINCKLEY THACHER of Pomfret, son of John 
Oxenbridge Thacher, b. 1799 Jan'y 10, Pomfret ; d. 1860 May 20, 
Pomfret. 

4 children born in Pomfret, Vt. : — 
i. Elvira 7 Thacher, b. 1816 Dec. 25; d. 1881 Nov. 10,Eandolph, Vt; 

m. 1836 Aug. 16, Pomfret, Justin Lyman Child, son of David 

& Susannah (Tinkham) Child of Pomfret. 
ii. Alonzo 7 Thacher, b. 1819 April 27 ; d. 1885 May 15, Pomfret ; 

m. 1845 June 20, Woodstock, Vt., Laura Adeline Mack, dau. 

of Benjamin & Abijah [sic] (Shaw) Mack of Woodstock, 
iii. Adeline 7 Thacher, b. 1821 June 22 ; d. 1883 Sept. 25, Sharon, 

Vt. ; m. 1842 Aug. 16, Pomfret, Andrew Moses Willet of 

Sharon, Vt., son of John & Martha (Moulton) Willey of 

Ellsworth, N. H. 
iv. Norman 7 Thacher, b. 1824 Nov. 22 ; d. 1888 July 29, Menasha, 

Wis. ; m. 1846 March 4, Pomfret, Mary Ann Robinson, dau. of 

Amos & Lois (Safford) Robinson of Barnard, Vt. 

219 — EDMUND 6 HODCES [102. Seth 5 - i Sam 8 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1799 
April 24, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1864 Feb. 27, Pomfret ; m. 1822 March 24, 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 213 

Pomfret, POLLY ABBOTT, dau. of Jeremiah & Clarissa (Perry) 
Abbott, b. 1804 Feb. 12, Pomfret ; d. 1888 May 20, Pomfret. 
12 children born in Pomfret, Vt. : — 

i. Luther 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Jan'y 3 ; d. 1825 March 31, 
Pomfret. 

442. ii. Smith 7 Hodges, b. 1824 May 23. 

443. iii. Edmund Munroe 7 Hodges, b. 1828 May 19. 

iv. Liora Selina 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Nov. 24 ; d. 1832 Feb. 7, 

Pomfret. 
v. Lois Abbott 7 Hodges, b. 1831 April 19; d. 1835 July 18, 

Pomfret. 
vi. Lucy Amanda 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Sept. 29 ; d. 1885 Dec. 18 ; 

m. 1855 July 8, Heman Henry of Pomfret. Left 1 child. 

444. vii. Augusta Eudora 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Aug. 10. 

viii. A son, unnamed, b. 1836 Feb. 28 ; d. 1836 April 28, 
Pomfret. 

445. ix. Margaret Lemira 7 Hodges, b. 1838 Jan'y 2. 

x. Seth 7 Hodges, b. 1840 March 7 ; d. 1841 Feb. 27, Pomfret. 
xi. Selden 7 Hodges, b. 1841 Dec. 28 ; d. 1850 May 29, Pomfret. 
xii. Mary Amoret 7 Hodges, b. 1849 July 25 ; d. 1860 Aug. 8, 
Pomfret. 

220— SALLY 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 - 4 Sam* John 2 Wm l ~\ b. 1802 May 
17, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1870 Aug. 26, Lawrence, Mass. ; m. 1822 Feb. 

14, Pomfret, Vt., EBENEZER RICHARDSON of Woodstock, Vt., son 
of Jonas & Zilpah (Barker) Eichardson, b. 1793 April 6, Cornish, 
N. H.; d. Lincoln, Vt. 

2 children born in Woodstock, Vt. : — 

i. Jasper 7 Eichardson, b. 1822 Not. 26; living, 1893, at 88 Concord 
St., Lawrence, Mass. ; m. (1) Caroline Maria Varney, dau. of 
Moses & Ellen Dow (Gove) Varney of Lincoln, Vt. ; m. (2) 1865 
June 22, Lawrence, Mass., Mary Mason (Bickford) Kimball of 
Lawrence. 

ii. Clarinda Safford 7 Eichardson, b. 1826 April 16 ; d. 1830 
Jan'y 7, Woodstock. 

221— MATILDA 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 -* Sam* John 2 Wm>~\ b. 1806 
Feb. 4, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1889 Dec. 29, Woodstock, Vt. ; m. 1827 May 

15, Pomfret, ALFRED ATWOOD, son of Caleb & Elizabeth (Cobb) 
Atwood, b. 1805 Jan'y 23, Woodstock ; d. 1868 Oct. 7, Pomfret. 

4 children born (except the last) in Barnard, Vt. : — 
i. Augustus Adams 7 Atwood, b. 1828 June 5 ; d. 1867 June 18, 
Sharon, Vt. ; m. 1854 Aug. 28, Eoyalton, Vt., Melissa Aurora 
Thorn, dau. of Samuel & Betsey (Clifford) Thorn of Cor- 
inth, Vt. 
ii. Frances Helen 7 Atwood, b. 1831 June 29; d. 1848 Aug. 11, 

Lowell, Mass. 
iii. Laroy Hodges 7 Atwood, b. 1835 July 14; living, 1893, Pomfret, 
Vt. ; rn. 1858 Nov. 9, Manchester, N. H., Susan Maria Damon, 



214 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

dau. cf John Edwin & Lanra Adams (Kendall) Damon of Ashby, 
Mass. 
iv. Elvira Thacher 7 Atwood, b. 1837 July 23, Tunbridge, Vt.; 
living, 1893, Woodstock, Vt. ; m. 1864 Dec. 27, Woodstock, 
Benjamin Edward Howland of Pomfret, son of Solon & Lois 
(Smith) Howland of Pomfret. 

222— SETH 6 HODGES [102. Seth 5 - 4 Sam 3 John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1809 Dec. 
24, Pomfret, Vt. ; d. 1863 Aug. 9, Lincoln, Vt., m. 1830 Jan'y 1, 
Pomfret, BETSEY CHILDS, dau. of Simeon & Betsey (Perry) Childs, 
b. 1804 March 8, Eoyalton, Vt. ; d. 1884 Jan'y 14, Lincoln. 
6 children born in Vermont : — 

i. Edwin Seth 7 Hodges, b. 1831 July 18, Pomfret; d. 1857 
July 7, Port Brady, Mich. ; unm. 

446. ii. Norman Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1833 May 24, Pomfret. 

447. iii. Melinda Betsey 7 Hodges, b. 1835 July 18, Pomfret. 

448. iv. Melissa Amanda 7 Hodges, b. 1838 Aug. 1, Granville. 

v. Willtam Harrison 7 Hodges, b. 1840 Nov. 10 or 30, Gran- 
ville; d. 1841 Sept. 25, Granville. 

449. vi. Sylvester Edmund 7 Hodges, b. 1842 Aug. 26, Lincoln. 
Seth 6 Hodges lived in Pomfret, Sharon, Granville and Lincoln, 

Vt. During his residence in Granville, 1840 to 1842, he " experienced 
religion" and joined the Methodist church. As there was no church 
of this denomination at Lincoln, when he lived there he joined the 
Christian Association and became an active and prominent member. 
The last part of his life he was a great sufferer, and for eight months 
was confined to his bed. He died of a cancer. [Sylvester E. Hodges, .] 

223— MARY 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm s John 2 Win 1 ] b. 
1763 Dec. 7, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 1850, Hinsdale, Mass. ; m. 1790 
May 27, Clarendon, Vt., RANDALL RICE of Clarendon, son of 
Thomas & Freelove (Lippett) (Eice) Eice, b. 1768 or 1769, Warwick, 
Mass. ; d. 1826 Feb. 4, Clarendon, aged 57. 

5 children born in Clarendon, Vt. 
i. Silas Hodges 7 Eice, b. 1792 Jan'y 8 or 18; d. 1835, Clarendon; 

m. 1812 July 5, Clarendon, Sally Porbes of Clarendon, 
ii. Mandana 7 Eice, b. 1795 Peb. 5; d. 1797 April 26, Clarendon, 
iii. E and all 7 Eice, b. 1796 Dec. 17 ; d. 1824 May 3, Clarendon ; m. 

Ann Wilmont of Fairhaven, Vt. 
iv. Charles 7 Eice, b. 1799 Oct. 14; d. 1800 June 22, Clarendon, 
v. Mary 7 Eice, b. 1802 March 25 ; d. Boston, Mass. ; m. Ozias Buel 

Hosford of Boston, son of Talcott & Martha (Fuller) Hosford of 

Hebron, Conn. 
Mary 6 Hodges was a woman of good education, with a love of 
literature, an excellent memory and much ability of expression. 
These qualities rendered her a most charming and entertaining com- 
panion, and her nephews and nieces always enjoyed visiting her 
house. Her husband was for many years a leading magistrate in 
Clarendon. [Mrs. E. F. Gillette.] 



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224 — DRUSUS 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1768 March 12, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 1843 June 15, Spring Arbor, 
Mich.; m. (1) 1789 April 2, Woodstock, ANNA MASCRAFT, dau. of 
Jacob & Mary Mascraft, b. 1768 Aug. 12, Woodstock; d. 1818 Feb. 
18. He m. (2) CHLOE MASCRAFT, sister of first wife, b. 1758 May 
1 ; d. 1844 Jan'y 17, Spring Arbor. 

Children born in Conn., and perhaps in New York: — 

Polly 7 Hodges, b. 1790 Feb. 6, Woodstock, Conn. ; d. 1793 Feb. 
21, Woodstock. 

450. Anna 7 Hodges, b. 1792 to 1796. 

John 7 Hodges, b. 1798 June 30; d. 1819 Sept. 1. Studied 
medicine but died before beginning practice ; unm. 

451. Drusus 7 Hodges, b. 1799 Nov. 7. 

Drusus 6 Hodges was a blacksmith and boat-builder. He lived 
for quite a long time in Woodstock and then, at some date not 
ascertained, settled in New York State in the vicinity of Lake George 
and Lake Champlain. After living in Northumberland, Fort Miller 
and Crown Point, he went west and took up his residence in Spring 
Arbor, Mich. 

225— RACHEL FREEMAN 6 HODGES [103. Silas 6 George 4, Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1771 July 2, Sturbridge, Mass. ; d. 1863 July 23, Brandon, 
Vt. ; m. (1) 1792 or 1793, JOHN ANDREW GRAHAM of Eutland, Vt., 
son of Andrew & Martha (Curtiss) Graham of Woodbury, Conn. 
She m. (2) 1796 Feb. 4, ROGER FULLER, son of Roger & Martha 
(Phelps) Fuller, b. 1773 Sept. 7, Hebron, Conn.; d. 1834 June 23, 
Dunstable. Mass. 
8 children ;. — 
i. John Hodges 7 Graham, b. 1794 March 9, Rutland, Vt. ; d. 1878 
March 16, Newburgh, N. Y. ; m. (1) Lucy Inman, dau. of 
William Inman of Utica, N. Y. ; m. (2) Catherine Ann 
Clason, dau. of Isaac Clason of New York City ; m. (3) 
Cornelia Milledoler, dau. of Rev. Philip Milledoler, President 
of Rutger's College. 
ii. Henry Hodges 7 Fuller, b. 1796 Nov. 27, Troy, N. Y. ; d. 1872 
May 9, Fairhaven, Mich.; m. 1849 Sept. 19, Champlain, N. Y., 
Cynthia Sophia Johnson, dau. of Daniel Dexter & Melinda 
(Fairbank) Johnson of Plattsburgh, N. Y. 
iii. Eliza Ann 7 Fuller, b. 1798 Oct. 19, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1886 Sept. 
12, Brandon, Vt. ; m. 1816 Aug 11, Brandon, Dr. Anderson 
Green Dana of Brandon, son of Rev. Nathan & Beulah 
(Winchester) Dana of Newton, Mass. 
iv. George 7 Fuller, b. 1800 May 13, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. in childhood, 

Sudbury, Vt. 
v. Rachel Freeman 7 Fuller, b. 1802 Aug. 2, Clarendon or Sudbury, 
Vt. ; d. 1882 Aug. 30, Brandon, Vt. ; m. 1821 May 30, Brandon, 
Chauncey Washington Conant of Brandon, son of John & 
Cynthia (Broughton) Conant of Brandon. 



216 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

vi. Augustus Roger 7 Fuller, b. 1804 May 20, Sudbury, Vt. ; d. 1876 

Dec. 26, Burlington, Vt. ; m. 1833 Sept. 21, Hannah Elizabeth 

Brown of Lexington, Mass. 
vii. Silas Hodges 7 Fuller, b. 1806 Sept. 27, Sudbury j d. childhood, 

Sudbury, 
viii. Emeline 7 Fuller, b. 1811 Nov. 2, Sudbury, Vt. ; living, 1894, 

Albany, K Y. ; in. 1831 Oct. 20, Bedford, Mass., George Anson 

Gillette of Hebron, Conn., son of Anson & Mary (Washburn) 

Gillette of Hebron. 
Commodore John Hodges 7 Graham entered the U. S. Navy as 
midshipman in 1812, was made Lieutenant in 1817, Captain in 1849 
and Commodore in 1867. He gained a brilliant reputation for ability 
and daring in the War of 1812. He was one of the twelve officers 
who took part in the bold expedition against the British stronghold 
opposite Black Rock, N. Y., when nine of the party were killed or 
wounded. He was wounded so severely in the leg that amputation 
was necessary. In the naval battle on Lake Champlain, Sept. 11, 
1814, he had command of Commodore McDonough's flagship. 
According to a family tradition, he was owner of the historic bird, 
which perched on the rigging of the ship and crowed lustily when 
victory was achieved. After the declaration of peace he was 
engaged in shore duty. 

Eliza Ann 7 (Fuller) Dana possessed much literary ability and 
was a poetess of considerable distinction. A number of her poems 
have been collected and published. Her husband was one of the 
most prominent citizens of Brandon. 

Emeline 7 (Fuller) Gillette has been a very kind and useful con- 
tributor to this family history. Although having reached the age at 
which most persons, of her sex at least, are wont to restrict their 
interests to a very narrow circle, and in despite of impaired health, 
her vigorous memory and family pride have enabled her to furnish 
many interesting facts which others had forgotten, and which would 
have been lost for all time without her aid. 

226— HENRY 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1779 July 30, Concord, Mass. ; d. 1840 Nov. 27, Clarendon, Vt. ; m. 
1802 Dec. 27, Clarendon, ANNA (FULLER) COOK, dan. of Roger & 
Martha (Phelps) Fuller, b. 1779 June 25, Hebron, Conn.; d. 1864 
April — , Clarendon. 

7 children born in Clarendon, Vt. : — 
452. i. Silas Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1804 Jan'y 12. 

ii. Mary Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1805 April 16 ; d. Rutland, Vt. ; m. 
(1) 1827 Oct. 17, Clarendon, William Dana, son of Rev. 
Nathan & Beulah (Winchester) Dana of Newton, Mass., b. 

1801 May 12; d. 1831 March 30, Buenos Ayres, where he was 
U. S. Consul. She m. (2) 1844, Solomon Foot, U. S. Senator 
from Vermont, son of Dr. Solomon & Betsey (Crassett) Foot, b. 

1802 Nov. 19, Cornwall, Vt. ; d. 1866 March 28, Washington, 
D. C. One child :. — William Hodges* Dana, b. 1830 June 24, 
Buenos Ayres ; d. 1837 June 26, Clarendon. 



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iii. Hannibal 7 Hodges, b. 1809 July 17; d. 1812 Sept. 18, 
Clarendon. 

iv. Elizabeth Amelia 7 Hodges, b. 1811 July 24 ; d. 1876 Jan'y 
7, Staten Island, N. Y. ; m. 1834 Oct. 15, Royal H. Waller 
who d. 1866 Sept. 22, San Francisco, Cal. .No children. 

453. v. George Washington 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Dec. 21. 

454. vi. Edward Fuller 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Jan'y 3. 

vii. Susan 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Oct. 16 ; d. 1820 Oct. 30, Clarendon. 

Henry 6 Hodges, about 1810, purchased the farm adjoining his 
father's on the south, and in 1812 built a house there and made the 
place his home for life. On account of his father's failing health, he 
was compelled to assume the burden of business quite early in life, 
and was prevented from obtaining such an education as he ardently 
desired. Nevertheless, be was all his life a studious reader of well 
chosen books, and in certain directions, especially in history, was 
equaled in the extent and accuracy of his information by only a few 
men of his section and period. He was a most capable business man, 
and widely noted for the energy and sagacity he displayed in the 
management of affairs entrusted to his charge. To this he added a 
wonderful capacity for remembering every one whom he had ever 
known, and for insight into their characters. His courtesy and 
suavity were such as to draw from his staunchest political opponent 
the remark, "if there is a polite man in Rutland County, Harry 
Hodges is the man." His firm adherence to the Federal party pre- 
vented him for many years from receiving popular honors in a town 
under strong Democratic rule ; but as soon as the asperity of party 
had died away, his popularity was made evident. He represented his 
town in the State legislature for 4 years, beginning in 1819. In 1821 
he received the appointment of Assistant Judge of the County Court 
and held the position 13 years. He was active in promoting the wel- 
fare and improvement of his town, and aided largely in organizing and 
sustaining the first Congregational church in Clarendon South Flats. 
In the panic of 1837, the failure of a manufacturing firm whose paper 
they had largely endorsed, involved him and his brother, Silas W., in 
very heavy losses. Only the most untiring energy, perseverence and 
sagacity enabled them to weather the storm successfully. The 
fatigue and exposure attendant upon his exertions brought on an 
incurable disease to which, after a long struggle, he was compelled to 
succumb. 

Anna Fuller's first husband, Mr. Cook, was a student with Judge 
Sylvester Gilbert of Hebron, Conn., and lived only three months 
after their marriage, which took place in Hebron. After his death 
his widow visited her brother, Roger Fuller, in Vermont, and there 
met and married Roger Fuller's brother-in-law. 

227 — SUSAN 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1783, Concord, Mass.; d. 1865, Shrewsbury, Vt. ; m. CALVIN ROBIN- 
SON, son of Ichabod & Abigail (Smith) Robinson, b. 1773, Shrews- 
bury ; d. 1847, Shrewsbury. 



218 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Children born in Shrewsbury, Vt. : — 

i. Emma 7 Bobinson, d. 1839, Woodstock, Vt. ; m. Eliakim H. John- 
son of Woodstock. 

ii. Mary 7 Kobinson, b. 1813; d. 1875 Aug. 5, Shrewsbury; m. 1834, 
Shrewsbury, Gustavus Haile Mower of Boston, son of Lyman 
& Hannah (Haile) Mower of Woodstock, Vt. 

iii. Cynthia 7 Kobinson, d. 1863, Brattleboro, Vt. ; unm. 

iv. Susan 7 Kobinson, d. 1858, Kalamazoo, Mich. ; m. 1843 Dec. 28, 
Shrewsbury, Horace Mower, son of Lyman & Hannah (Haile) 
Mower of Woodstock, Vt. 

228 — SILAS WYLLYS 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George 4 ' Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1786 Jan'y 25, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1858 April 19, Murfrees- 
boro, Tenn. ; m. 1810 May 6, Clarendon, MARY GILLETTE, dau. of 
Amasa & Mary (Fuller) Gillette, b. 1790 Oct. 10, Thetford, Vt. ; d. 1841 
Aug. 30, Clarendon. 

10 children born in Clarendon, Vt. : — 

i. Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Aug. 12 ; d. 1822 Oct. 12, Claren- 
don. 
ii. Sophia Almira 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Oct. 18; d. 1814 Jan'y — , 

Clarendon, 
iii. Almira 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Feb. 27; living, 1894; m. 1862 
Oct. 7, Clarendon, Bev. David Perry, son of Moses & Hannah 
(Hall) Perry, b. 1798 July 26, Worcester, Mass.; d. 1876 
Aug. 27, Wareham, Mass. She has had no children. 

455. iv. Hannibal 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Sept. 12. 

v. Cynthia 7 Hodges, b. 1819 May 25 ; d. 1830 March 24, 
Clarendon. 

456. vi. Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Oct. 10. 

vii. Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Oct. 16 ; d. 1825 Jan'y 30, 

Clarendon. 
viii. Henry Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1825 March 30 ; living, 1892, 
Washington, D. C. ; m. 1845 Nov. 5, Anna Elizabeth 
Chivers. 
ix. Anna Eliza 7 Hodges, b. 1828 July 22 ; living, 1892, Beecher, 
111. ; m. 1861 June 6, Bockford, 111., Timothy Lathrop 
Miller, son of Timothy Bishop & Mary Hughes (Pierce) 
Miller, b. 1817 April 7, Middletown, Conn. ; living, 1892. 1 
child : — Abby Hodges 8 Miller, b. 1865 July 16, Chicago, 111. ; 
d. 1865 Aug. 2, Chicago. 
x. Silas Wyllys 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Feb. 7 ; d. 1831 March 14, 
Clarendon. 
Silas Wyllys 6 Hodges dwelt nearly all his life in the house 
built by his mother in Clarendon. He and his elder brother Henry, 
early in life, formed a mercantile connection which was terminated 
only by the death of the latter. They carried on many branches of 
business in Clarendon, Dorset, Manchester, Castleton and Brandon, 
and their operations in furnaces, marble quarries, land-purchases, 
wool, lumber and general merchandise were, for those times, extra- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 219 

ordinarily extensive. He was of a retiring disposition, yet his uncom- 
mon ability, good judgment and uprightness won the confidence, 
esteem and friendship of his townsmen. Besides discharging other 
trusts, he represented the town in the State legislature in 1824 and 
1825, and was town clerk from 1819 to 1831. Being afflicted with a 
cancer, he spent two or three winters in the South, in the endeavor 
to obtain relief ; and thus it happened that he died away from home. 

229— GEORCE T1SDALE 6 HODCES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ~\ b. 1788 July 4, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1860 Aug. 9, Kutland, Vt. ; 
m. 1816 June 16, Lansingburg, N. Y., EMILY BLISS, dau. of Luther 
& Lovicey (Stebbins) Bliss, b. 1793 April 30, Bennington, Vt. ; d. 1877 
Sept. 25, Butland. 

9 children born in Kutland, Vt. : — 

i. Lorraine 7 Hodges, b. 1817 May 15 ; d. 1837 Sept. 9, New 
York City. 

457. ii. Mary Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March 13. 

iii. Caroline Keith 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Aug. 18 ; d. 1893 Oct. 

21, New York City ; unm. 
iv. George 7 Hodges, b. 1825 June 29 ; d. 1883 Aug. 13, Arnity- 

ville, N. Y. ; unm. 

458. v. Mart Bliss 7 Hodges, b. 1827 May 14. 

459. vi. Emily 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Feb. 3. 

vii. James Bliss 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Aug. 6; living, 1894, 
address, 39 Whitehall St., New York City; m. 1859 Sept. 12, 
Oswego, N. Y., Charlotte Susan AVisby, dau. of Thomas & 
Eliza (Plunkett) Wisby, b. 1839 Jan'y 1, London, Eng. ; living, 
1891. No children. 
viii. John Hopkins 7 Hodges, b. 1835 March 4 ; d. 1891 Sept. 

29, London, Eng. ; unm. 
ix. Miriam Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1837 July 25 ; d. 1860 Sept. 
10, Staten Island, N. Y. ; unm. 
George Tisdale 6 Hodges entered Middlebury College about 1802, 
but left it when his father died and devoted himself to mercantile 
business which he prosecuted successfully until his death. He settled 
in Butland about 1808. While his business capacity and prudence 
brought him unusual financial prosperity, his intelligence, dignified 
demeanor and courtesy made him highly respected and esteemed by 
a wide circle of acquaintances. He took an active part in military 
matters, served in the War of 1812, and rapidly rose to the rank of 
Major in the State Militia. For several years he represented his 
town in the General Assembly, and for 3 years (1845-7) he was in the 
State Senate, being President pro. tern, of this body for 2 years. In 
1848 he was elected as a Presidential Elector and cast a vote for 
Zachary Taylor. In 1856 he was sent to the U. S. Congress. He 
was a director of the Bank of Butland from its organization until his 
death, and its president from 1834. He was a director and the vice- 
president of the Butland & Burlington Bailroad from its commence- 
ment. He was chosen to numerous other positions of honor and trust 



220 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

and for a long time "was one of the most prominent and respected 
men of the State of Vermont. 

James Bliss 7 Hodges entered the naval service of the United 
States in June, 1848, was at the Naval Academy in Annapolis until 
December of the same year, and then was ordered to join the frigate 
Savannah as midshipman. In this vessel he went in 1849 to San 
Francisco, Cal. He remained inside the Golden Gate about two 
years, a witness of, and participator in, the peopling and founding of 
a new State. In this period a quarter of a million of men poured 
into the State in a mad rush, and one hundred and five million dollars 
of gold were produced. In one year San Francisco grew from almost 
nothing to a city of 20,000 inhabitants, and in one year it was thrice 
destroyed by fire. In 1851 Mr. Hodges returned to the East with the 
frigate, and soon after resigned from the navy and began business 
life in which he still continues. 

John Hopkins 7 Hodges graduated at Trinity College, and shortly 
afterward went to New York City. For many years he was connected 
with the banking firm of Heiser & Son, which was prominent during 
the war. He was a man of independent means and was out of busi- 
ness for some time previous to 1881, but in that year his great love 
for art led him to enter the firm of Reichard & Co., of New York City, 
picture dealers, as a special partner. He was well known for his excel- 
lent taste and judgment in paintings, and his name was as familiar to 
artists in Europe as to those in America. He had a wide education 
and was universally popular. His death occurred on a trip which he 
was making for the purpose of purchasing pictures. 

230— HANNIBAL 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 TFra 1 ] 
b. 1790 March 20, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1851 March 23, Albany, N. Y. ; 
m. (1) 1812 April 5, Cuttingsville, Vt., CYNTHIA FINNEY, dau. of 
Nathan & Urania (Barney) Finney, b. 1792 Nov. 30, Cuttingsville ; 
d. 1815 Nov. 10, Shrewsbury, Vt. He m. (2) 1823 Dec. 23, 
Castleton, Vt., EVELINE (ATWILL) COLBURN, dau. of Thomas H. 
& Experience (Root) Atwill, b. 1801 Oct. 29, Castleton ; d. 1841 Oct. 
9, Castleton. 
6 children : — 

460. i. Sophia Lorraine 7 Hodges, b. 1814 May 6, Clarendon, Vt. 

461. ii. John Marshall 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Oct. 16, Clarendon. 

iii. Eveline Atwill 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Aug. 3, Clarendon [ d. 
1884 Sept. 5, Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. 1852 May 5, Albany, N. Y., 
William Howell Dudley, son of Thomas Jefferson & 
Caroline (Bull) Dudley, b. 1825 Feb. 24, Rushville, N. Y. ; d. 
1888 May 14, Buffalo. No children. 

462. iv. Henry Clay 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Jan'y 14, Clarendon. 

v. A son, b. 1838 Aug. 18, Castleton, Vt. ; d. 1838 Aug. 22, 
Castleton. 

vi. George Tisdale 7 Hodges, b. 1841 July 16, Castleton ; living, 
1894, Chicago, 111. ; m. 1886 Feb. 1, New Orleans, La., Ella 
Augusta (Browne) Rogers, dau. of George & Martha Ann 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 221 

(Craven) Browne, b. 1845 Jan'y 29, Waterloo, 1ST. Y. ; living, 
1894, Chicago, 111. 

Hannibal 6 Hodges lived in Clarendon and was engaged there in 
business part of the time, at least, with his cousin Henry Hodges 
[see No. 244] until 1836 or 1837 when he moved to Castleton Mills 
(now Hydeville) and took charge of the business of a large lumber 
company. Subsequently he became a member of the firm of Hawkins 
& Hodges and, after the dissolution of this partnership, engaged in 
trade on his own account under his own name. He was appointed 
postmaster of Castleton in 1848 and held this office until his death. 

Cynthia Finney was celebrated for her beauty. She had dark 
(not black) hair of unusual length and luxuriance, black eyes and an 
oval face. 

Eveline At will was engaged to a young man named Colburn who 
was attacked by a lung disease which developed into quick consump- 
tion. When he became very sick and helpless, she married him so 
that she could nurse and comfort him in his last days. He lived only 
a short time after the marriage, and she was left a very young widow. 
She is spoken of as a charming and affectionate woman. 

George Tisdale 7 Hodges was a clerk in the Bank of Rutland 
when the war broke out. He then was appointed Second Lieutenant 
of the 6th Regiment of Infantry, U. S. Army, and commissioned 
Aug. 14, 1861. He served in the Army of the Potomac in 1862, 
taking part in the siege of Yorktown in April, the battle of Gaines 
Mill on June 27, the battle of Malvern Hill on July 1, the battle of 
Manassas on August 30, and the battle of Antietam on September 17. 
In the Pennsylvania campaign of June and July, 1863, he was Aide- 
de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General to Gen. Hannibal 
Day and took part in the battle of Gettysburg. He participated in 
numerous smaller engagements and expeditions. In 1863 he was 
appointed Adjutant of the 6th Infantry and served as Regimental 
and Post Adjutant at forts around New York Harbor. He resigned 
from the army, April 5, 1865. From 1865 to 1872 he was chief 
clerk in the Quartermaster's Department of the U. S. Army, and 
then engaged in private business until 1876. From March to 
December, 1876, he was Captain of the Centennial Guard in charge of 
the Main Building of the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia. 
Then he engaged in railroad business until August, 1878, when he was 
appointed chief clerk in the office of the Engineer of the 7th Light- 
house District and stationed at Key West until March, 1880. From 
this date until May, 1891, he was chief clerk in the office of the 
Engineer of the 7th and 8th Lighthouse Districts and of the U. S. 
Engineer in charge of River and Harbor Works at New Orleans. 
While here he was Commander of the Department of Louisiana & 
Mississippi, Grand Army of the Republic. In May, 1891, he was 
sent to Duluth as chief clerk of the U. S. Engineer there ; and in 
1892 he was transferred to Jeffersonville, Ind., as chief clerk in 
charge of the Quartermaster's Depot there. 

231 — SOPHIA 6 HODGES [103. Silas 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1794 Dec. 19, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1853 Oct. 7, Manchester, Vt. ; m. 



222 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

1814 Sept. 14, Clarendon, Vt., BENJAMIN ROBERTS of Manchester, 
Vt., son of Christopher & Mary (Purdy) Eoberts, b. 1788 June 3, 
Manchester ; d. 1841 Sept. 27, Manchester. 

7 children : — 
i. Calvin Eobinson 7 Eobekts, d. 1887 Oct. 29; m. Margaret 

(Griffiths) Strawhacker. 
ii. Leonard Hodges 7 Roberts, d. 1894 Sept. 4; m. Miranda 

Elizabeth Smith. 
iii. George Tisdale 7 Eoberts, d. 1862 Aug. 7 ; unm. 
iv. Susan Lorraine 7 Eoberts, living, 1894 ; unm. 
v. Mart Elizabeth 7 Eoberts, m. Horace Henry Baxter. 
vi. Silas Christopher 7 Eoberts, d. 1844 Dec. 26, aged 14. 
vii. Cornelta Sophia 7 Eoberts, m. Levi Gleason Kingslet. 

Col. George Tisdale 7 Eoberts was Eirst Lieutenant of Co. K, 
1st Vermont Infantry when the war broke out. On May 8, 1861, he 
was mustered into the United States service for 3 months with the 
same rank, went to Fortress Monroe, and took part in the battle of 
Big Bethel on June 10. After his term of service had expired, he 
assisted in recruiting the 7th Vermont Vols., was commissioned 
Colonel of this regiment, Dec. 5, 1861, and went with his regiment 
to Louisiana the next spring. He led his regiment in its campaign 
in Louisiana, and at the battle of Baton Eouge, August 5, 1862, 
was mortally wounded, dying two days later. 

232 — WILLARD 6 HODGES [104. Mkanah 5 George* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1778 Dec. 16, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1817 June 8, Torrington ; m. 
1811 May 28, Harwinton, Conn., RUTH MANSFIELD, dau. of Daniel 
& Eunice (Peck) Mansfield, b. 1779 July 2, Harwinton ; d. 1863 Jan'y 
15, Torrington. 

3 children born in Torrington, Conn. : — 

463. i. Sally Emeline 7 Hodges, b. 1812 March 8. 

ii. George Elkanah 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Oct. 16 ; d. 1815 March 3, 
Torrington. 

464. iii. Eunice Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Jan'y 19. 

Willard 6 Hodges, after his father's death, continued the business, 
in partnership with his brother Erastus, in the old store on Brandy 
Hill until about 1809, when the firm dissolved. He then bought the 
Aaron Loomis place and there lived the rest of his life. He had a 
large farm which included the old Priest Eobert's place. He was a 
kindly man, who possessed very many agreeable qualities. His 
widow survived him many years. She was noted for good sense and 
strong religious character and was much liked, especially by children 
to whom she was always kind. The school house was near her farm 
and she gave one of her best apple trees to the school children, which 
they had for their own exclusive use. 

233 — ERASTUS 6 HODGES [104. Mkanah 5 George* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 '] 
b. 1781 March 8, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1847 June 13, Torring- 
ton; m. (1) 1809 Jan'y 5, Torrington, LAURA LOOMIS, dau. of 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 223 

Bichard & Eachel (Higbee) Loomis, b. 1787 May 20, Torrington ; d. 
1839 Dec. 7, Torrington. He m. (2) 1847 June 7, Torrington, SYLVIA 
BISSELL, dau. of Elisha & Boxa (Bissell) Bissell, b. 1793 March 17. 

She m. (2) 1858, Pickett, and d. 1869 Nov. 1. 

6 children born in Torrington, Conn. : — 

465. i. Edwin 7 Hodges, b. 1810 June 26. 

ii. Elkanah Higbee 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Jan'y 11 ; d. 1862 Eeb. 
24, San Francisco, Cal. ; m. Mary E. Purdy. One child who 
d. young. 

iii. Eoxa 7 Hodges, b. 1814 May 7 ; d. 1838 June 22, Torring- 
ton; unm. 

466. iv. Levi 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Jan'y 26. 

467. v. Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1820 May 25. 

vi. Laura Melinda 7 Hodges, b. 1827 July 23; d. 1864 Aug. 
17, Torrington; unm. 
Erastus 6 Hodges inherited his father's business talent, and 
continued his father's business enterprises, which he extended until he 
had virtual control of mercantile affairs over a large part of the 
surrounding country. No business man in Torrington was more 
successful than he, whose ability and sagacity enabled him to take 
hold of the most varied enterprises and push them to success, even 
when others had failed. It is said that only one of his many 
adventures was ever known to go amiss. He was exceeding popular, 
was sent to the State legislature in 1826, 1827, 1832 and 1833, and 
was selectman in 1831, 1832 and 1833. He was repeatedly asked to 
hold other public positions, but felt unwilling or unable to accept. 

234- — ROXALANA 6 HODGES [104. Elkanah* George 4 Wm s John 2 
Wm x ~\ b. 1784.April 27, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1858 Feb. 12, Bloom- 
field, Conn.; m. 1805 Sept. — , Torrington, Rev. AMASA JEROME of 
New Hartford, Conn., b. 1775 May 12, Stockbridge, Mass. ; d. 1832 
April 5, New Hartford. 

5 children born in New Hartford, Conn. : — 
i. Lucy Treadwell 7 Jerome, b. 1806 Nov. 28 ; d. 1889 Dec. 2, Graf- 
ton, Mass. ; m. 1863 May 27, Bloomfield, Bev. Josiah Brewer 
of Stockbridge, Mass., son of Eliab & Theodosia (Bidwell) 
Brewer of Tyringham, Mass. 
ii. Amasa Hodges 7 Jerome, b. 1809 Jan'y 30 ; d. 1864 Feb. 4, 
Bloomfield; m. Bebecca Chaffee (Phelps) Filley of Bloom- 
field, dau. of Israel & Allena (Case) Phelps of Bloomfield. 
iii. Emily Whiting 7 Jerome, b. 1813 April 5; living, 1891, Graf- 
ton, Mass.; m. 1845 July 10, Branford, Conn., Charles M. 
Owen of Stockbridge, Mass. 
iv. Timothy Gillett 7 Jerome, b. 1820 March 28 ; living, 1891, 
Bloomfield, Conn. ; m. 1859 Jan'y 5, Hartford, Conn., Mary 
Eliza Wells, dau. of Horace & Emily (Skinner) Wells of 
Hartford, 
v. Sarah Elizabeth 7 Jerome, b. 1823 Aug. 28; m. 1850 Oct. 10, 



224 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Branford, Norman Buel Merrill of New Hartford, son of 
Norinan & Anna (Marsh) Merrill of New Hartford. 

235 — THOMAS CHENEY 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm s 
John 2 WmF] b. 1784 May 19, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1872, 
Homer, Ohio; m. 1806 June 1, Western, Olive Tyler, dau. of 
Abner & Bethiah Tyler, b. 1782 Oct. — , Western ; d. 1846 Aug. 5, 
Warren, Mass. 

8 children born (except the last 2) in Western (now Warren) : — 

468. i. Cassandana 7 Hodges, b. 1807 April 28. 

ii. Ruth 7 Hodges, b. 1808 Oct. 26; d. 1834 July 10, New Har- 
mony, Ind. ; m. 1831 March 25, New York City, Dr. John 
Baxter [See No. 468], son of John and Elizabeth (Marshall) 
Baxter. No children. 

469. iii. George Holland 7 Hodges, b. 1810 April 5. 

470. iv. Lucien 7 Hodges, b. 1813 April 23. 

v. Rachel Rich 7 Hodges, b. 1815 June 1 ; d. 1887 Sept. 10, 
Warren ; unm. 

471. vi. Mary Josephine 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Oct. 11. 

vii. Olive Cheney 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March 5, Palmer, Mass.; 
living, 1893, Johnstown, Ohio ; m. 1873 Feb. 18, Springfield, 
Mass., Franklin Drury of Warren, son of Windsor & Alice 
Drury, b. 1799 or 1800, Western ; d. 1889 Jan'y 1, Warren. 
No children. 

viii. Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1822 July 25, Palmer, Mass.; d. 
1853 Oct. 6, Brookfield, Mass. ; m. 1846 Sept. 2, Warren, 
Leonard Warren. No children. 

236— ADOLPHUS 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1786 Sept. 19, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1845 Oct. 5, 
Warren; m. (1) 1808 March 31, Warren, TRYPHENA TYLER; m. (2) 
CHARITY DURFEE of Brimfield, Mass. 
Children by his first wife : — 

472. i. Daniel Milton 7 Hodges, b. 1810 Aug. 20. 

ii. Lewis Adolphus 7 Hodges, d. Cincinnati, Ohio ; unm. 

473. iii. Maria Louise 7 Hodges, b. 1815 April 4, Brookfield, Mass. 
iv. George Rich 7 Hodges, d. Cincinnati, Ohio, leaving a widow 

but no children, 
v. John Tyler 7 Hodges, d. New York City, 
vi. William A. 7 Hodges. 

237 — GEORGE 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1790 Sept. 27, Western (now Warren), Mass.; d. 1834 May 1, 
Warren; m. pub. 1815 April 13, NANCY D. MOORE. 

1 child : — 
i. Hannah Henrietta 7 Hodges, m. Walter Betts of New York 
City. 

George 6 Hodges is given no middle initial in the deed dated Nov. 
15, 1815, when he and his wife Nancy sold land on Furnace Hill in 
Western, but in deeds dated 1830 and 1831, he is called George W. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 225 

Hodges. He moved to New York City, probably about 1816, and 
was a merchant there for a number of years. He returned to 
Western not very long before his death. The town of Western 
changed its name, March 13, 1834, to Warren. 

238 — SUSAN 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1792 Sept. 28, Western (now Warren), Mass.; d. 1871 May 18, 
Brimfield, Mass.; m. (1) THOMAS TYLER of Western; m. (2) 
TIMOTHY BLISS of Brimfield. 

7 children : — 
i. George W 7 . Tyler, b. 1808 Aug. 21 ; d. 1850 March 29. 
ii. Orvillb T 7 . Tyler, b. 1810 Aug. 28. 
iii. Caroline 7 Tyler, b. 1812 Nov. 27; d. 1813 Sept. 2. 
iv. Mary C 7 . Tyler, b. 1815 Feb. 10. 
v. Alonzo E 7 . Tyler, b. 1817 Dec. 21. 
vi. Albert G 7 . Tyler, b. 1820 May 23. 
vii. Susan A\ Tyler, b. 1824 May 10 ; d. 1826 Oct. 28. 

239 — DANIEL 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1796 Jan'y 20, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1851 Feb. 19, Wor- 
cester, Mass. ; m. 1819 May 5, Western, ELIZABETH BAKER, dau. of 
Joseph & Hannah (Cheney) Baker, b. 1796, Western ; d. 1849 Oct. 25, 
Farmersville, N. Y. 

6 children born (except the first) in Farmersville, N. Y. : — 

474. i. Jane Eluthina Rich 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Aug. 22, Western, Mass. 

475. ii. Charlotte Josephine 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Dec. 12. 

iii. Solon Bonaparte 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Feb. — ; d. 1846, Iowa; 

unm. 
iv. Hannibal 7 Hodges, d. infancy, 
v. Joseph Hannibal 7 Hodges, d. infancy. 

vi. Daniel 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Jan'y 9 ; d. 1851 April 2, Franklin- 

ville, K Y. 

Daniel 6 Hodges was a farmer. He moved from Western to 

Farmersville, N. Y., where he became a prominent and influential 

citizen. He represented his town in the Sew York legislature for a 

number of years, and also served as treasurer of Cattaraugus County. 

240 — MARY 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1798 May 3, Western (now Warren), Mass.; m. 1817 Oct. 19, 
Western, BAXTER O. MINOTT or MYNOTT. 

Children : — 
Daniel 7 Minott. 
Francis 7 Minott, d. 1850. 

Mary 6 Hodges, after her marriage, lived in New York City and in 
Charleston, S. C. The last part of her life, her family being gone, she 
resided in Stockbridge, Mass. 

241 — BRUTUS 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1801 May 7, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1832 May 7, Brook- 



226 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

field, Mass.; m. 1824 Feb. 24, Brookfield, MARIA AUGUSTA 
HAMILTON, dau. of Joseph Warren & Bathshua (Brigham) Hamilton, 
b. 1804 July 25, Prescott, Mass. ; d. 1846 Oct. 8, Brookfield. 

2 children born in Brookfield, Mass. : — 

476. i. Sarah Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1825 June 13. 

ii. Joseph Warren 7 Hodges, b. 1828 June 30 ; d. 1828 Aug. 8, 

Brookfield. 

Brutus 6 Hodges, when a very young man, went to Charleston, 

S. C, and engaged in business there. After a few years he returned 

to Massachusetts and settled in Brookfield, where he spent the 

remainder of his life. [Mrs. Sarah M. Prouty.~\ 

242 — SERAPH 6 HODGES [105. Daniel 5 George* Wm 8 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1804 Aug. 15, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1888 May 26, St. 
Augustine, Fla. ; m. 1825 Nov. 17, Western, HOLMES AMMIDOWN 
of Southbridge, Mass., son of Luther & Hannah (Hovey) Ammidown, 
b. 1801 June 12, Southbridge; d. 1883 April 3, St. Augustine. 

3 children born in Southbridge, Mass. : — 

i. Edward Holmes 7 Ammidown, b. 1830 Oct. 28; living, 1891, New 
York City ; m. 1872 June 1, Southbridge, Mary Adelaide 
Ammidown, dau. of Luther Shumway & Mary Lucy (Russel) 
Ammidown of Southbridge. 

ii. Henry Philip 7 Ammidown, b. 1833 May 16 ; living, 1891, New 
York City ; unm. 

iii. Charles Hovey 7 Ammidown, b. 1837 Oct. 23; d. 1886 July 29, 

Houlgate, France; m. St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Anna ( ) 

Gray of St. Louis. 

243 — ORATUS 6 HODGES [106. Leonard 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1785, Kichmond, Vt. , d. 1845 Oct. 21, Essex, Vt. ; m. ABIGAIL 
STANTON, dau. of Solomon & Mary (Spofford) Stanton, b. 1792; d. 
1834 Oct. 

7 children : — 

477. i. Susan 7 Hodges, b. 1811 Aug. 3, Williston, Vt. 

ii. Augustus 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Dec. 10, Williston ; m. and lived 
in Pennsylvania. 

478. iii. Lucinda 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Sept. 20, Williston. 

iv. Laura 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Jan'y 14; m. Merrill Walcott of 

Colchester, Vt. 
v. George 7 Hodges, b. 1823 June 25; d. unm. 
vi. Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Aug. 19; m. . 

479. vii. Erastus 7 Hodges, b. 1829 March 27. 
viii. Melvin 7 Hodges, b. 1832 ; d. unm. 

244 — HENRY 6 HODGES [106. Leonard 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1787 Feb. 20, Richmond, Vt. ; d. 1876 June 27, Richmond; m. 
(1) 1812 March 1, Richmond, LUCINDA RHODES, dau. of William & 
Sally (Salisbury) Rhodes, b. 1793 Jan'y 25, Cranston, R. I. ; d. 1818 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 227 

Sept. 16, Eichmond. He m. (2) 1819 May 2, Richmond, HANNAH 
RUSSELL, dau. of John & Sally (Hazelton) Russell, b. 1798 Aug. 26, 
Richmond ; d. 1886 Oct. 8, Richmond. 
10 children born in Richmond, Vt. : — 
i, ii and iii, by first wife, all d. at birth. 

iv. Hannibal 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March 2; d. 1820 June 27, 
Richmond. 

480. v. Henry Adolphus 7 Hodges, b. 1821 April 27. 

vi. Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1823 May 6; d. 1888 Dec. 14, Cali- 
fornia; unm. 

481. vii. Betsey Lucinda 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Oct. 18. 

482. viii. Lyman Frederick 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Aug. 19. 

ix. John 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Feb. 20 ; d. 1832 April 17, Richmond. 

483. x. John Russell 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Nov. 14. 

Henry 6 Hodges received his education in the public schools of his 
native town. For a number of years he owned and managed a farm 
in the western part of Richmond township. In 1830 he sold his 
farm and moved into the village, and the next year went into business 
with his cousin Hannibal Hodges [No. 230], then of Clarendon, Vt., 
under the firm name of H. & H. Hodges. Their trade was in all the 
kinds of merchandise usually kept in a country store. The partner- 
ship expiring at the end of three years, he bought a farm in the east 
part of Richmond and lived on it about five years. Then he sold out 
and moved back into the village, but soon purchased another farm 
which he owned at his death. He did quite a large business in pur- 
chasing cattle and fattening them for the market. This necessitated 
much riding about the country in order to pick up animals. He 
retained his physical vigor to a remarkable degree, being able even 
in his 90th year to make his regular trips in search of cattle. [Henry 
A. Hodges. ,] 

245— JACOB SPAFFORD 6 HODGES [106. Leonard 5 George* Wm s 
John 2 Wm A b. 1794 Aug. 11, Richmond, Vt. ; d. 1864 April 6, Williston, 
Vt. ; m. 1824 Dec. 24, Richmond, ELIZABETH DAY, dau. of Joseph 
Lockhart & Rhoda (Birch) Day of England and Canada, b. 1804 Oct. 
25, Longueuil, Canada ; d. 1891 Oct. 14, West Randolph, Vt. 
12 children born in Williston, Vt. : — 

484. i. Hannibal Hamlin 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Oct. 25. 

485. ii. Electa Spafford 7 Hodges, b. 1827 May 8. 

iii. Heman Evander 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Jan'y 22 ; d. 1831 April 

21, Williston. 

486. iv. Albert Fuller 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Oct. 10. 

v. Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1833 Jan'y 23 ; d. 1833 Feb. 22, Willis- 
ton. 
vi. Heman Evander 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Jan'y 27 ; d. 1854 May 

22, Charleston, 111. 

487. vii. Ralph Watson 7 Hodges, b. 1836 June 15. 

488. viii. William Bates 7 Hodges, b. 1838 April 12. 



228 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

489. ix. Edmund Saxton 7 Hodges, b. 1840 Aug. 13. 

x. Eugene 7 Hodges, b. 1843 April 29; d. 1844 Oct. 14, Willis- 
ton, 
xi. Mart 7 Hodges, b. 1845 Dec. 17 ; d. 1848 Aug. 6, Williston. 

490. xii. Charles Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1848 May 6. 

246 — GEORGE 6 HODGES [106. Leonard 5 George* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1798 May 27, Kichmond, Vt. ; d. 1832 Jan'y 15, Williston, Vt. ; m. 
MARY CLARK, dau. of Elisba & Betsey (Jewell) (Spafford) Clark, 
b. 1789 Dec. 13, Wallingford, Vt. ; d. 1864 March 10, Kichmond. 

8 children born in Richmond, Vt. : ■ — 

491. i. Sarah Spafford 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Oct. 25. 

492. ii. Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1818 April 21. 

iii. Emily 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March 14 ; d. 1820 May 15, 
Richmond. 

493. iv. Julius Clark 7 Hodges, b. 1821 July 27. 

494. v. Sophia 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Aug. 6. 

vi. Emily Clark 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Sept. 31 ; living, 1893, Lex- 
ington, Mich. ; unm. 

vii. Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Aug. 31 ; d. 1828 Dec. 24, 
Eichmond. 

495. viii. George Jay 7 Hodges, b. 1830 May 17. 

247 — BARNUM 6 HODGES [107. Job 5 - 4 Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1773, 
Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1860 Sept. 9, Enosburg, Vt. ; m. (1) 1799 May 5, 
Mansfield, ESTHER NEWCOMB, dau. of James & Esther (Dean) 
Newcomb, b. 1779 Dec. 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1812 Eeb. 23, Rutland, 
Mass. He m. (2) 1831 April 3, Rutland, SALLY GATES of Rutland, 
b. 1801 or 1802, Rhode Island ; d. 1878 March 4, Rutland. 

5 children born in Rutland, Mass. : — 
i. Betsey 7 Hodges, b. 1800 July 5. 

ii. James Newcomb 7 Hodges, b. 1802 Aug. 26 ; went to Georgia, 
iii. Roxa 7 Hodges, b. 1804 Aug. 4 ; married and went to 

Georgia, 
iv. Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1806 Aug. 28 ; married and went to 

Georgia. 

496. v. John Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1808 Oct. 9. 

Barnum 6 Hodges lived in Mansfield, Mass., until his marriage, 
and then bought land in Rutland, Mass., from his father and settled 
there, and there all his children were born. Of his first child 
nothing more has been found than the record of her birth. Probably 
she died young; possibly she went South with the three next chil- 
dren, whose communications with their relatives in the North were 
ended by the war. When the youngest child went to Vermont, Bar- 
num Hodges went with him, and made his home with his family. 
Barnum was a large man, strong and vigorous, and always enjoyed 
the best of health until near the end of his life. He died of old age, 
without any perceptible disease. 



TEE TA UNTON BBANCE. 229 

248 — JEREMIAH 6 HODGES [107. Job 5 - 4 Wm s John 2 Wm>~\ b. prob. 
1775 or 1776, Mansfield, Mass. ; in. 1798 March 25, Sharon, Mass., 
RELIEF DRAKE, dan. of Joseph & Ruth Drake, b. 1774 May 31, 
Sharon. 

6 children born in Rutland, Mass. : — 
497. i. Chakles Temple 7 Hodges, b. 1800 Nov. 25. 

ii. William Schuyler 7 Hodges, b. 1802 July 28. 

iii. George Chandler 7 Hodges, b. 1804 Nov. 8. The follow- 
ing record is probably his: — d. 1847 Oct. 10, Roxbury, Mass.; 
m. 1833 May 23, Roxbury, Emily Child, dau. of Aaron & 
Mary (Hall) Child of Brookline, Mass., b. 1811 March 15, and 
m. (2) Ripley. 

iv. Adeline 7 Hodges, b. 1806 Jan'y 22. 

v. Hiram Hartwell 7 Hodges, b. 1808 April 26. The follow- 
ing record is probably his: — moved to Indiana; m. 1828 
April 24, Boston, Mass., Sophia Otis, dau. of Stephen & 
Hannah (Emerson) Otis of Barrington, N. H, b. 1808 May 7. 
7 children in 1851. 

vi. Caroline 7 Hodges, b. 1810 March 11. 

249 — SALLY 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job 4 Wm s John 2 Wm>~\ b. 1785 
Dec. 17, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1869 Sept. 8, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1807 
March 25, Norton, ISAAC LANE, son of Joseph & Silence (Wetherell) 
Lane, b. 1784 Aug. 8, Mansfield; d. 1837 Eeb. 15, Mansfield. 

2 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Sarah Ann 7 Lane, b. 1808 May 19; d. 1817 Oct. 8, Mansfield. 

ii. Mary Willard 7 Lane, b. 1815 Sept. 2; d. 1877 April 6, Mans- 
field; m. 1835 Nov. 1, Mansfield, William Billings Bates of 
Mansfield, son of Elkanah & Hannah (Copeland) Bates of Mans- 
field. 

250 — WILLIAM 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1789 June 28, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1865 April 25, Medway, Mass. ; m. 
his cousin, ELONA 6 HODGES [No. Ill, iii.], dau. of Elisha 5 & Huldah 
(Daggett) Hodges, b. 1794 Aug. 23, Mansfield. 

2 children : — 
i. Harriet Richmond 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Dec. 21, Eoxboro, Mass. ; d. 

1843 Dec. 15, Walpole, Mass.; m. 1843 May 25, Walpole, 

Daniel Smith Jr. of Walpole, b. 1813 or 1814, Walpole ; d. 

1852 April 30, Walpole. No children. 
ii. Martha Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Feb. 11, Walpole ; d. 1828 

Nov. 19, Walpole. 

251 — PAMELA 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job 4 Wm* John 2 Wm}] b. 1791 
Feb. 28, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1854 Nov. 10, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 
1811 Feb. 12, Taunton, ZEPHANIAH HODGES 6 DEAN [No. 155, ix.] 
of Taunton, son of Rufus & Lydia 5 (Hodges) Dean, b. 1785 May — , 
Taunton ; d. 1864 Dec. 31, Taunton, aged 79 yrs., 7 mos. 



230 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

4 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. Sarah Willard 7 Dean, b. 1813; d. 1848 Dec. 17, Taunton, aged 
35; ni. 1831 Oct. 10, Taunton, Alexander Standish of 
Taunton, son of John & Jane (Churchill) Standish of Plymp- 
ton, Mass. 

ii. Nancy 7 Dean, b. 1815 or 1816 ; d. 1848 Feb. 22, Taunton, aged 
32; m. 1846 Jan'y 25, Taunton, David W. Shurtleff of 
Middleboro, Mass. 

iii. Betsey Burr 7 Dean, b. 1818 Dec. 10 ; d. 1882 Nov. 23, Attleboro, 
Mass.; m. (1) 1842 Nov. 13, Taunton, Bobert P. Clark of 
Attleboro, son of David & Celinda Clark ; m. (2) 1852 Feb. 4, 
Taunton, Joseph Winslow Briggs of Taunton, son of Nathaniel 
& Mary (Winslow) Briggs of Dighton, Mass. 

iv. Zephaniah William 7 Dean, b. 1826 Oct. — ; d. 1873 June 23, 
Taunton; m. 1848 Aug. 22, Taunton, Caroline S. Phillips, 
dau. of Abiather & Sylvia Phillips of Berkley, Mass. 

252 — WILLARD 6 HODGES [110. Wm h Job* Wm s John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1792 
Dec. 9, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1876 Aug. 2, Medway, Mass. ; m. 1824 
March 17, Wrentham, Mass., HANNAH SMITH POND, dau. of 
Bernard & Hannah (Smith) Pond, b. 1801 Dec. 20, Wrentham ; d. 
1890 June 8, Medway. 

10 children born (except the first) in Franklin, Mass. : — 

498. i. Eliza Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Dec. 14, Walpole, Mass. 

499. ii. Mary Skinner 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Sept. 23. 

iii. John Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1828 May 29 ; living, 1892, 

Medway, Mass. ; m. Caroline Bancroft. 
iv. Almira Woodley 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Nov. 27 ; living, 1892, 

Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 1858 Aug. 12, Roxbury, Mass., Bev. 

Hiram Kallock Pervear, son of Bradbury & Elizabeth 

Pay son (Stetson) Pervear, b. 1831 July 16, Roxbury ; living, 

1892, Cambridge. Mo children. 

500. v. Seth Gardner 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Aug. 25. 

vi. Ellen Josephine 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Oct. 15 ; living, 1892, 
Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 1867 Jan'y 16, Medway, Bev. Benja- 
min Franklin Cooley, son of Timothy M. & Sarah Jane 
(Andrews) Cooley, b. 1834 Sept. 10, Granville, Mass. ; living, 
1892. No children. 

501. vii. William Bernard 7 Hodges, b. 1837 July 5. 

viii. Harriet Newell 7 Hodges, b. 1839 May 24; living, 1892, 
Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 1860 March 28, Medway, Willard 
Shepard Cobb, son of Willard & Lydia Jane (Shepard) Cobb, 
b. 1834 Nov. 7, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1869 April 18, Mansfield. 
No children. 

502. ix. Charles Herbert 7 Hodges, b. 1841 Aug. 6. 

503. x. Franklin Fulton 7 Hodges, b. 1845 April 21. 

Willard 6 Hodges resided in Taunton and then in Walpole, but in 
1825 or 1826 moved to Franklin where he led the life of a farmer for 
more than thirty years. Becoming too feeble for the active duties of 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 231 

farm life, he moved to Medway village in 1859. His characteristics 
were good common sense, a powerful will, a strong sense of justice, 
and rank intolerance of hypocrisy and vice ; and he never concealed 
his ideas on the subject of right and wrong. He was buried in Oak- 
land Cemetery, Medway. 

Dr. Harriet Newell 7 (Hodges) Cobb, after her husband's death, 
entered the School of Medicine, Boston University, and was graduated 
in 1878. She at once commenced medical practice in Cambridge, 
Mass., where she has since resided and practised. 

253 — HENRY BURR 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1795 March 6, perh. Norton, prob. Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1866 Sept. 3, 
Newport, E. I. ; m. 1820 Aug. 17, Walpole, Mass., ELIZA BLAKE, 
dau. of Eliab Blake, b. Wrentham, Mass. ; d. 1877 Feb. 7, Newport. 

4 children : — 

504. i. Henry Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Sept. 7, Walpole, Mass. 

ii. Charles Edwin 7 Hodges, b. 1825, Pawtucket, B. I. ; d. 
Pawtucket, aged 6 mos. 

505. iii. William 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Aug. 11, Pawtucket. 

iv. Abby Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. about 1829 ; d. 1889 Feb. 20, 
Cambridge, Mass. ; unm. 
Henry Burr 6 Hodges was engaged in the hotel and livery-stable 
business for the greater part of his life. He went to the West in 
1836 and invested in real estate with success. He then returned East 
and engaged again in his regular business. In 1849 he went to 
California where he remained about fourteen months, returning to his 
former avocation in the East. He retired from active business in 
1860. He served a short time in the War of 1812, doing guard duty 
in Providence, E. I., for which he received a land warrant. 

254 — BETSEY BURR 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] 
b. 1796 Dec. 6, Norton or Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1866 Aug. 30, Foxboro, 
Mass. ; m. 1823 Aug. 3, Foxboro, HARVEY RUGCLES of Wrentham, 
Mass. 

3 children born in Walpole, Mass. : — 

i. Charles Albert 7 Buggles, b. 1828 June 7 ; d. 1832 July 29, Wal- 
pole. 

ii. Edwin Hodges 7 Buggles, b. 1833 June 4; d. 1867 Jan'y 22, 
Foxboro ; married. 

iii. Herbert Willard 7 Euggles, b. 1836 June 2; d. 1839 Sept. 9, 
Walpole. 

255 — CHARLES 6 HODGES [110. Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1801 April 1, perh. Norton, prob. Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1822 Dec. 12, 
Dedham, Mass., MARY TAYLOR FARRINGTON, dau. of Stephen & 
Lucy (Miller) Farrington, b. 1803 Sept. 9, Dedham ; d. 1867 April 
12, Dedham. 

7 children born in Dedham, Mass. : — 
i. Lucy Miller 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Aug. 2; living, 1893, Boston, 
Mass. : unm. 



232 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ii. Emily Charlotte 7 Hodges, b. 1828 June 18; living, 1893, Boston; 

unm. 
iii. Sarah Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Dec. 11 ; d. 1856 March 27, 

Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 1851 June 19, Dedhani, Prof. Joh>t Daniel 

Eunkle, son of Daniel & Sarah (Gordon) Eunkle, b. 1822 Oct. 

11, Eoot, N. Y. ; living, 1892, professor Mass. Institute of 

Technology, Boston. No children. 
iv. Mary Farrington 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Dec. 11; d. 1888 Jan'y 7, 

Dedhani; unm. 
v. Charles William 7 Hodges, d. 1835 Sept. 8, Dedhani, aged 4 mos. 
vi. Belinda Gibbens 7 Hodges, d. 1836 Dec. 20, Dedhani, aged 7 

weeks, 
vii. Maria Gibbens'' Hodges, d. 1839 July 18, Dedhani, aged 6 mos. 
Charles 6 Hodges, although almost or quite at the limit of mili- 
tary age, served in the Mexican War. But the hardships of the 
campaign in a climate to which he was unaccustomed, proved too 
great for his strength, and he returned home with his health ruined 
and died not long afterwards. 

256— LOUISA 6 HODGES [110. Wm h Job* Wm s John 2 Win 1 ] b. 1807 
Oct. 27, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1887 July 12, Lowell, Mass. ; m. 1834 
Dec. 29, Walpole, Mass., GEORGE WELLMAN of Lowell, son of 
Solomon & Elizabeth Tripp (Leeds) Wellman, b. 1810 March 16, 
Boston, Mass. ; d. 1864 April 4, Lowell. 

3 children born in Lowell, Mass. : — 
i. George Henry 7 Wellman, b. 1836 May 2 ; d. 1886 Aug. 24, 

Lowell; m. Almira W. Lovejoy, dau. of Hubbard & Louise 

(Burgess) Lovejoy of Auburn, Me. 
ii. A babe, d. at birth, 
iii. William Lloyd 7 Wellman, b. 1844 May 19; living, 1894; 

address, 18 Post Office Square, Boston ; unm. 

257— ALMIRA ANDREWS 6 HODGES [110. Wnv> Job* Wm z John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1810 April 2, Taunton, Mass. ; living, 1894, Foxboro, Mass. ; 
m. 1831 May 30, Walpole, Mass., WILLIAM LOWELL JACKSON, son 

of William & Nancy (Clapp) Jackson, b. 1807 Sept. 6, Walpole ; d. 
1873 Jan'y 31, Foxboro. 

3 children : — 
i. Jane Hodges 7 Jackson, b. 1832 April 20, Walpole; living, 1894, 

Foxboro; unm. 
ii. Alfred Lowell 7 Jackson, b. 1834 June 4, Walpole ; living, 1894, 

Foxboro; unm. 
iii. Almira Elizabeth 7 Jackson, b. 1838 March 4, Milton, Mass. ; 

living, 1894, Foxboro ; unm. 
Alfred Lowell 7 Jackson learned the trade of carriage-making 
from his father, and at the age of 19, being then able to make and 
finish all parts of a carriage, was doing business on his own account. 
The work, however, was too hard for him, as he was not very strong, 
and he went to Boston, hoping to find a place in some mercantile house. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 233 

It was about six months before any mercantile position offered, and 
during this period he worked in Chickering's Piano Factory, where 
his trade was of use to him. Then he was engaged by the dry goods 
house of E. H. Stearns & Co., his first year's salary being only $200, 
which he supplemented by clerical work at night for his landlord, who 
was a master teamster. He remained with E. H. Stearns & Co. 
about twenty -five years, advancing from one grade to another, until, 
in 1873, he was admitted into the firm as a partner. On account of 
his health he retired in 1878, and since then has lived quietly in 
Foxboro with his mother and sisters. 

258 — NANCY 6 HODGES [111. Mis ha 5 Job 4 Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1789 
July 29, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1858, Taunton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1811 July 
21, Mansfield, THOMAS WOOD of Mansfield, son of John Wood of 
Providence, E. I. She m. (2) 1824, LAZELL DEAN of Taunton, son 
of Ebenezer & Waitstill (Carver) Dean of Taunton. 

Children : — 
Eliza Ann 7 Wood, b. Providence, E. I. ; m. 1832 Jan'y 31, Easton, 

Mass., Thomas Drake of Easton. 
Thomas N. 7 Wood, m. Adeline Messenger of Wrentham, Mass. 

259 —MILTON 6 HODGES [111. Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1792 March 22, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1873 April 19, Mansfield ; m. 
1813, MARY SKINNER, dau. of Ezra & Mary (Harris) Skinner, b. 
1796 May 25, Mansfield; d. 1879 April 10, Mansfield. 
8 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Mary Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Feb. 7 ; d. 1852 April 11, 
Eandolph, Mass. ; m. 1837 Aug. 13, Mansfield, Simeon 0. 
Thayer of Eandolph. One child, a girl, who d. aged about 
11 years. 

506. ii. Zephaniah 7 Hodges, changed his name to John Daggett 7 

Hodges, b. 1815 Sept. 14. 

507. iii. Angeline 7 Hodges, b. 1817 May 6. 

508. iv. Lydia Emeline 7 Hodges, b. 1819 June 14. 

v. William Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Feb. 8; d. 1832 Dec. 29, 

Mansfield. 
vi. Charles Everett 7 Hodges, b. 1826 June 28 ; d. 1849 July 

3, Mansfield; unm. 
vii. Susan Adelia 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Sept. 4; d. 1854 March 23, 

Mansfield ; unm. 

509. viii. Martha Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Oct. 1. 

Milton 6 Hodges in his earlier days was a jeweler and maker of 
watches and clocks, being one of the first to engage in such work in 
Mansfield. He was also a manufacturer of pumps. Later he became 
a farmer, and while managing his farm engaged also in basket-making. 
He possessed very considerable mechanical abilities and was able to 
turn his hand to almost any kind of work. [Mrs. Martha J. Reed.~\ 

260 — MERCY 6 HODGES [111. Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 7W] b. 
1798 Dec. 15, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1848 April 10, Norton, Mass. ; m. 



234 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

1818 April 15, Attleboro, Mass., BENJAMIN RICHMOND of Norton, 
son of Benjamin & Betsey (Carver) Bichmond, b. 1790 Oct. 25, 
Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1875 April 11, Norton. He m. (2) Hannah. 
Bates and m. (3) Mary Jane 6 Hodges [No. 173]. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Mercy Ann 7 Richmond, b. 1819 Nov. 15; d. 1855 Oct. 30, Norton; 

m. 1843 Feb. 9, Norton, Cyril Smith Sweet of Norton, son of 

Hezekiab & Anna (Smith) Sweet of Attleboro. 
ii. Benjamin Hodges 7 Bichmond, b. 1821 Feb. 4; d. 1883 March 9, 

Norton; m. 1844 Oct. 22, Norton, Julia Ann Bates, dau. of 

David & Sarah Tucker (Sweet) Bates of Norton. 
iii. Elizabeth Carver 7 Bichmond, b. 1825 Oct. 26 ; d. 1833 July 9, 

Norton. 
Benjamin Hodges 7 Bichmond volunteered in 1862 and went out 
in September of that year as Second Lieutenant of Co. F, 4th Mass. 
Inf. He was promoted to be First Lieutenant, Dec. 25, 1862. His 
regiment was sent to Louisiana and saw there much hard service, and 
took part at the siege of Fort Hudson. He was mustered out with 
the regiment Aug. 28, 1863, on expiration of term of service. 

261 — RUTH ANN 6 HODGES [111. Misha 5 Job 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1801 June 4, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1828 Dec. 20, Mansfield ; m. 1824 
Dec. 5, Mansfield, STEPHEN SMITH, son of Stephen & Lucy Smith, 
b. 1798 June 2, Mansfield; d. 1851 Jan'y 10, Attleboro, Mass. 

1 child born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Stephen Nelson 7 Smith, b. 1827 March 15; living, 1892, Provi- 

dence, B. I., address Providence Eyelet Co. ; m. 1850 Dec. 15, 

Providence, Adeline Amanda Thornton, dau. of Christopher 

Ellery & Abby Waters (Manchester) Thornton of Johnston, B. I. 

262 — ELISHA 6 HODGES [111. Elisha 5 Job 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1803 April 17, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1865 Sept. 18, New York City ; 
m. SARAH ANN CROWLEY, dau. of Abraham & Sarah (Briggs) 
Crowley, b. 1807 Dec. 22, Mansfield ; d. 1886 April 5, Barnstable, 
Mass. 

6 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Sarah Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Feb. 16 ; d. 1853 Jan'y 13, 
Mansfield; unm. 

510. ii. Mary Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1830 April 30. 

511. iii. Edwin Francis 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Nov. 22. 

iv. Henry Morton 7 Hodges, b. 1835 Feb. 13; m. 1879 Feb. 25, 
Eliza J. Baxter. 

512. v. Lloyd Benson 7 Hodges, b. 1837 April 24. 

vi. Emily Houston 7 Hodges, b. 1846 May 25 ; m. 1879 April 
20, Boland T. Harlow. 
Elisha 6 Hodges was a farmer. He lived and died in the house 
where his father and grandfather had lived, and which his grand- 
father had built. He was one of the organizers, in 1838, of the 
Mansfield Orthodox Congregational Society. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 235 

Henry Morton 7 Hodges served for 3 years in the War of the 
Rebellion. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. H, 40th Mass. Vols., 
and served with his regiment in its campaigns and battles until he 
was shot in the foot at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864. He 
was carried to Jarvis Hospital in Baltimore and thence transferred to 
the Naval Hospital in Annapolis. His wound preventing active 
service, he was kept on duty at the Naval Hospital until June 7, 
1865, when he was discharged on account of disability. [Mrs. Mary 
A. Swift.'] 

263 — JESSE 6 HODGES [111. Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1806 
Jan'y 21, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1869 Aug. 16, Mansfield ; m. 1830 
March 25, Mansfield, SUSAN SKINNER, dau. of Elias & Susannah 
(Bates) Skinner, b. 1809 May 28, Mansfield; d. 1887 March 29, 
Mansfield. 

9 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

513. i. James Lucas 7 Hodges, b. 1832 June 3. 

514. ii. Isaac Gardner 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Feb. 27. 

iii. Francis Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Feb. 7 ; d. 1892 Nov. 11, 
Mansfield ; unm. 

iv. William Ebenezer 7 Hodges, b. 1841 May 4 ; d. 1842 Sept. 
5, Mansfield. 

v. Sarah Ellen 7 Hodges, b. 1844 May 16 ; living, 1894, Mans- 
field; unm. 

515. vi. William Bradford 7 Hodges, b. 1845 Sept. 18. 

vii. Harriet Bates 7 Hodges, b. 1848 July 9; d. 1849 Sept. 5. 
viii. Edward Bates 7 Hodges, b. 1850 March 18 ; living, 1894, 

Mansfield; unm. 

ix. Harriet Eliza 7 Hodges, b. 1853 March 9 ; living, 1894, 

North Attleboro, Mass. ; m. 1881 Jan'y 5, Mansfield, George 

Thomas Thomson, son of John Newton & Mary Inez 

(Hepburn) Thomson, b. 1851 March 11, Boston, Mass. ; living, 

1894. No children. 

Jesse 6 Hodges was one of those who withdrew from the Mansfield 

church and formed the Orthodox Congregational Society on May 9, 

1838. He was a farmer and lived in West Mansfield until about 

1861 when, on account of poor health, he sold his farm and moved 

into Mansfield where he built the house in which he lived afterwards. 

264 — GARDNER CHANDLER 6 HODGES [111. Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1816 Dec. 25, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1894, Attle- 
boro, Mass.; m. BEBEE WILMARTH BOURNE, dau. of Stephen & 
Nancy (Dean) Bourne, b. 1814 Oct. 10, Eehoboth, Mass. 

8 children born (except the 2nd and 3rd) in Attleboro, Mass. : — 

516. i. Francis Gardner 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 7. 

ii. Josephine Bebee 7 Hodges, b. 1839 Dec. 20, Sharon, Mass. ; 

d. 1858 July 10, Attleboro; unm. 
iii. Orville Oscar 7 Hodges, b. 1842 April 28, Sharon ; d. 1862 

Sept 28, Attleboro. 



236 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

iv. Howard Bourne 7 Hodges, b. 1846 April 20 ; d. 1848 July 
17, Attleboro. 

517. v. Harriet Elona 7 Hodges, b. 1849 Jan'y 25. 

vi. Emily Bourne 7 Hodges, b. 1851 Feb. 20 ; living, 1892, 
Atlanta, Ga. ; m. Fred Joseph Stilson, son of Asa & Laurinda 
(Hallet) Stilson of Palmyra, Me. 
vii. Howard Chandler 7 Hodges, b. 1856 July 27 ; d. 1876 Oct. 

5, Attleboro. 
viii. Josephine Tillson 7 Hodges, b. 1859 Aug. 19; living, 
1894, North Attleboro ; m. 1889 Sept. 16, Attleboro, Clarence 
Elmer Kichards, son of Earl Latimer & Minerva A. (Bliss) 
Richards, b. 1856 April 20, Taunton, Mass. ; living, 1894. No 
children in 1894. 
Gardner Chandler 6 Hodges lived a few years in Sharon ; but 
for almost all his life has resided in Attleboro, of which town he was 
an assessor in 1855 and 1856, and a representative in 1861. 

265— JAMES 6 HODGES [113. Emerson 5 Job 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm l ] b. 1797 
Jan'y 15, Londonderry, Vt. ; d. 1867 Nov. 3, Henrietta, N. Y. ; m. 
Bush, N. Y., MARY CAMPBELL, dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth [Edmond] 
Campbell, b. Lebanon, N. Y. ; d. 1870 Oct. 6, Henrietta. 
5 children born in Henrietta, N. Y. : — 

518. i. Emerson 7 Hodges, b. 1826 June 27. 

ii. Charles Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Nov. 10. 
518|. iii. James Luther 7 Hodges, b. 1833 April 1. 

iv. Elizabeth Susan 7 Hodges, b. 1838 Jan'y 27 ; m. John M. 
Davy. 

519. v. George Milton 7 Hodges, b. 1840 March 29. 

266 — POLLY 6 HODGES [116. Elijah*-* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1781 

Aug. 1, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1866 Nov. 30, Norton ; m. 1802 Aug. 29, 

Norton, PHILIP BOWERS KING, son of Philip & Martha (Bowers) 

King, b. 1779 Dec. 20, Baynham, Mass. ; d. 1849 March 13, Norton. 
7 children born (except the second) in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Elijah Hodges 7 King, b. 1803 Oct. 16 ; d. 1838 Sept. 26, Peoria, 
111. ; m. Abigail Blodget of Tyngsboro, Mass. 

ii. Samuel Wales 7 King, b. 1806 July 27, Bangor, Me. ; d. 1807 
March 16, Taunton, Mass. 

iii. Charles 7 King, b. 1808 Aug. 31 ; d. 1810 June 26, Norton. 

iv. Carmi Emery 7 King, b. 1810 Nov. 4; d. 1890 Feb. 18, Newton, 
Mass. ; m. (1) 1833 May 16, Tyngsboro, Mass., Rachel Cum- 
mings Danforth, dau. of Joseph & Rachel (Cummings) 
Danforth of Tyngsboro; m. (2) 1836 Dec. 1, Pepperell, Mass., 
Phebe Ann Shattuck, dau. of Calvin & Phebe (Wright) Shat- 
tuck of Pepperell, m. (3) 1849 March 25, Milton, Mass., 
Margaret Furniss Rogers, dau. of Octavius Theodore & Julia 
(Trask) Rogers of Quincy, Mass. 

v. Abigail 7 King, b. 1813 July 29; d. 1831 Oct. 26, Norton. 

vi. Elizabeth Wheaton 7 King, b. 1819 June 11 ; living, 1893, Hoi- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 237 

liston, Mass.; m. 1853 Sept. 25, Norton, Thomas Gooch of 
Norton, son of Freeman & Hannah Matilda (Glover) Gooch of 
Quincy, Mass. 
vii. Mary 7 King, d. 1822 Nov. 20, Norton, aged 4 mos. 

267— SALLY WHEATON 6 HODGES [116. Elijah 5 -* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 '] 

b. 1786 July 21, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1862, Canton, Mass. ; m. (1) 1809, 

HOSEA KINGMAN, b. 1784 Oct. 14, Middleboro, Mass. ; d. 1820 Sept. 

1, Middleboro, Mass. She m. (2) 1824, FRANCIS STURTEVANT, son 

of Eobert & Deborah (Murdock) Sturtevant, b. 1777 April 2, 

Plymouth, Mass. ; d. 1862 March 18, Canton, Mass. 
5 children : — 

i. Henry Wheaton 7 Kingman, b. 1809, Augusta, Me. ; went when a 
young man to New Orleans, La., and married there. 

ii. Charles Gardner 7 Kingman, b. 1815 July 13, Norton; d. 1879 
May 29; m. 1841 Dec. 5, Attleboro, Mass., Margaret Briggs, 
dau. of Kufus & Nancy (Rounds) Briggs of Slatersville, R. I. 

iii. Edward Young 7 Kingman, b. 1816 Dec. 13, Norton ; living, 
1893, North Attleboro, Mass. ; m. 1844 Oct. 6, Randolph, Mass., 
Zilpha Drake Allen, dau. of Thompson & Nancy (Waters) 
Allen of Easton, Mass. 

iv. Georgianna Taft 7 Sturtevant, b. 1825 May 31, Pawtucket, 
R. I. ; living, 1893, Providence, R. I. ; m. 1846 Sept. 29, Canton, 
Mass., George W. Wright of Springfield, Mass., son of 
Augustus & Mary (Harris) Wright of Lime Rock, R. I. 

v. Sarah Morey 7 Sturtevant, b. 1827 March 16, Pawtucket, R. I. ; 
d. 1884 April 4, Northampton, Mass. ; m. 1848 or 1849, Canton, 
Anson Burnham Clark of Boston, son of Timothy & Phebe 
(Lyman.) Clark of Southampton, Mass. 

268— BETSEY 6 HODGES [117. Zebulon 5 Elijah* Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1787 Sept. 6, Westmoreland, N. H. ; d. 1880 May 16, Foxboro, Mass.; 
m. 1814 March 20, Westmoreland, PH1NEHAS GLINE, b. 1784 June 16, 
Westmoreland; d. 1853 Sept. 2, Westmoreland. 

5 children: — 
i. Eliza Hodges 7 Gline, b. 1815 April 8, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1893, 

May 13, Foxboro ; m. 1840 March 25, Westmoreland, Bernard 

Pond Dunbar of Easton, Mass., son of David & Nancy 

(Pond) Dunbar of Easton. 
ii. James Monroe 7 Gline, b. 1817 Feb. 6, Mansfield; d. 1843 Feb. 

4, Easton; m. Mary Ann Dunbar, dau. of Lemuel & Polly 

Dunbar of Easton. 
iii. Willard Richardson 7 Gline, b. 1819 July 5, Mansfield ; living, 

1891, address, Chesterfield Factory, N. H. ; m. 1848 May 9, 

Chesterfield, N. H., Lucy Brown, dau. of Elias & Morilla 

(Farwell) Brown of Chesterfield, 
iv. Bradford Erastus 7 Gline, b. 1821 Sept. 10, Westmoreland; 

living, 1891, at 27 Lexington St., Charlestown, Mass.; m. (1) 

1848 June 15, Charlestown, Leonora Warner Symmes, dau. of 



238 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Caleb & Mary (Bowers) Symmes of Charlestown; m. (2) 1889 
June 22, Charlestown, Jane Elizabeth (Dodge) Butler of 
Charlestown, dau. of John & Jane (Kimball) Dodge of Bridgeton, 
Me. 
v. Charlotte Adams 7 Gline, b. 1828 Oct. 31, Westmoreland; living, 
1893, Foxboro, Mass. ; m. 1848 Oct. 15, Foxboro, Amos Rhodes 
Aldrich of Foxboro, son of David & Jemima (Rhodes) Aldrich 
of Cumberland, R. I. 

269 — MARY 6 HODGES [117. Zebulon 6 Elijah* Wm* John 2 Wm}~\ b. 
1789, Westmoreland, N. H. ; d. Newark, K J.; m. 1810 Feb. 8, 
JOSEPH 6 HEWES [No. 115, v.], son of Joseph & Sarah 5 (Hodges) 
Hewes, b. 1779 June 30, Foxboro, Mass. 

Children : — 
Lysander 7 Hewes, b. Westmoreland; d. Westmoreland, aged 8 mos., 

20 days. 
Miriam 7 Hewes, d. San Francisco, Cal. ; m. William Engles. 
Abby [Dedrick?] 7 Hewes, d. 1885 Jan'y 9, Newark, N. J. ; m. Abram 

Cummings. 
Joseph 7 Hewes, b. Hunter, N. Y. ; d. 1873 Sept. 28 ; m. 1840 June 

25, Margaret. 
George 7 Hewes, d. unm. 
Gilbert 7 Hewes, d. unm. 
Mart Amy 7 Hewes, b. 1827 Feb. 24; d. 1848 Oct. 2, New York 

City; married. 

270— AMY 6 HODGES [117. Zebulon 5 Elijah* Wm z John" Wm 1 ] b. 

1793 March 1, Westmoreland, N. H. ; d. 1879 Jan'y 28, Mansfield, 

Mass. ; m. 1818 April 20, Norton, Mass., JOHN SMITH, son of Oliver 

& Peninnah (Crane) Smith, b. 1790 Dec. 30, Rehoboth, Mass. ; d. 

1843 March 24, Mansfield. 
9 children born in Norton: — 

i. Fransina 7 Smith, b. 1819 May 27; living, 1894, Mansfield; unm. 

ii. Eliza Hodges 7 SmiTH, b. 1820 July 1 ; living, 1894, Mansfield ; 
unm. 

iii. Oliver Crane 7 Smith, b. 1822 March 8 ; d. 1884 June 5, Mans- 
field; unm. 

iv. Fanny Billings 7 Smith, b. 1824 Jan'y 9 ; d. 1858 Aug. 22, 
Mansfield; m. 1847 March 24, Mansfield, Albert 8 Grover of 
Mansfield, son of Hiram & Hannah Louisa 7 (Skinner) Grover 
[No. 193, i.] of Mansfield. 

v. Georgianna 7 Smith, b. 1825 Sept. 20 ; living, 1894, address, East 
Norton, Mass. ; m. 1845 July 3, Mansfield, Alexander Foster 
of Attleboro, Mass., son of George & Eunice Emeline (Starkey) 
Foster of Attleboro. 

vi. Mary Parker 7 Smith, b. 1827 March 9 ; living, 1894, address, 
West Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1877 Oct. 2, Norton, Albert Perry 
of Mansfield, son of Stephen & Rosanna (Lincoln) Perry. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 239 

vii. Andrew Jackson 7 Smith, b. 1828 Nov. 1; o\ 3831 Oct. 11, 

Norton. 
viii. George 7 Smith, d. 1831 Oct. 13, Norton. 
ix. Henry 7 Smith. 

271— SALLY 6 HODGES [117. Zebulon 5 Elijah* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1795 March — , Westmoreland, N. H. ; d. 1843 June 28, Mansfield, 
Mass.; m. 1818 Dec. 31, Mansfield, NATHAN HARDON, son of David 
& Abigail (Atherton) Hardon, b. 1793 Aug. — , Mansfield ; d. 1867 
Dec. 5, Mansfield. 

7 children : — 
i. Alcott 7 Hardon, b. 1820 April 22, Mansfield ; living, 1892, Attle- 
boro, Mass. ; in. 1844 May 5, Attleboro, Sarah Bullock Martin, 
dau. of Jeremiah & Sarah (Bullock) Martin of Providence, R. I. 
ii. Charlotte Maria 7 Hardon, b. 1821 Dec. 18, Norton; living, 

1892, New Bedford, Mass. ; unm. 
iii. Angenette 7 Hardon, b. 1824 March 2,. Norton ; living, 1892, 
New Bedford; m. 1850 Sept 22, Mansfield, Asa Bliss Pierce of 
New Bedford, son of Bernard & Hannah (Bliss) Pierce of 
Rehoboth, Mass. 
iv. Henry Hodges 7 Hardon, b. 1827 Feb. 11, Norton ; living, 1892, 
Providence, R. I. ; m. (1) 1858 Sept. — , Newark, N. J., Caroline 
Marsh, dau. of David & Sarah Marsh of Newark; m. (2) 1874 
March 11, Pawtucket, P. I., Emily French (Lord) Stimpson, 
dau. of James & Olive (French) Lord of Pawtucket. 
v. Elizabeth 7 Hardon, b. 1831 July 31, Mansfield; living, 1892, 

New Bedford; unm. 
vi. Charles 7 Hardon, b. 1834 Jan'y 2, Mansfield; living, 1892, 
Contoocook, N. H. ; m. (1) 1863 Aug 20, Eas't Rockport, Ohio, 
Mary Cathcart, dau. of David & Charlotte (Sherwin) Cathcart 
of Urbana, Ohio; m. (2) 1868 June 12, Portland, Me., Clara 
Adelia (McGlathry) Pratt, dau. of William Henry & Flavilla 
(Dodge) McGlathry of Frankfort, Me. ; m. (3) 1871 Sept. 29, 
East Bridgewater, Mass., Annie Eaton McGlathry, of same 
parents as last, 
vii. Martha 7 Hardon, b. 1841 Sept. 6, Mansfield; living, 1892, New 
' Bedford; unm. 
Alcott 7 Hardon enlisted Sept. 16, 1861, in Co. G, 22nd Mass. 
Vols., and was discharged by reason of disability, April 29, 1864, 
after nearly three years of gallant service, during which he underwent, 
not only the dangers of battle and sickness common to the soldier's 
lot, but also the perils lurking in the Southern prisons. He was 
corporal on the Color-guard and was with his regiment in its cam- 
paigns, taking part in the Siege of Yorktown in April, 1862, and in 
the ensuing Seven Days' Battle before Richmond in May. He was in 
the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862 and Chancellorsville, April 
27, 1863, and also in many other less noted engagements. He was 
taken prisoner at Chancellorsville and endured the horrors of Libby 
Prison and Belle Island. His health was severely impaired and not 



240 THE TA UNTON BBANCH. 

long after his exchange, he was discharged as disabled for further 
service. 

272— MARTHA 6 HODGES [117. Zebulon 5 Elijah* Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1797 May 16, Westmoreland, KE; d. 1862 June 2, Westmoreland; 
m. 1818 April 12, Westmoreland, GILBERT TOTTEN HEUSTIS, son of 

Aristides & Prudence (Baxter) Heustis, b. 1794 June 29, Alstead, 

N. H. ; cl. 1870 Feb. 23, Charlestown, Mass. 
13 children : — 

i. Gilbert 7 Heustis, b. 1819 Jan'y 24, Westmoreland ; d. 1819 Feb. 
21, Westmoreland. 

ii. Martha Hodges 7 Heustis, b. 1820 Jan'y 8, Westmoreland ; d. 
1870 Oct. 15, Ticonderoga, ST. Y. ; m. 1846 Oct. 20, Westmore- 
land, Joseph Heustis of Crown Point, N Y., son of Benjamin 
Baxter & Abigail (Willard) Heustis of Crown Point. 

iii. Elizabeth Howe 7 Heustis, b. 1822 Feb. 1, Westmoreland ; living, 
1894, Westmoreland; m. 1845 June 4, Westmoreland, Dakiel 
Warren Patten of Westmoreland, son of Daniel & Cyrena 
(Shelley) Patten of Westmoreland. 

iv. Gilbert Baxter 7 Heustis, b. 1823 July 11, Westmoreland; 
living, 1894, Wyoming, la. ; m. 1854 June 22, Crown Point, 
N. Y., Eliza Cornelia Putnam, dau. of John & Sarah Maria 
(Southwick) Putnam of Plattsburg, N. Y. 

v. Milton Lewis Perry 7 Heustis, b. 1825 July 7, Putney, Vt. ; d. 
1878 April 11, Charlestown, Mass. ; m. 1858 Oct. 12, Charlestown, 
Josephine Elizabeth Miskelly, dau. of Edward & Jane Ann 
(Bowers) Miskelly of Charlestown. 

vi. William Greene 7 Heustis, b. 1827 Jan'y 7, Putney ; living, 1894, 
Hudson, Wis.; m. 1858 Nov. 23, Stillwater, Minn., Frances 
Deborah Hinds, dau. of George Pickens & Barbara (Burkis) 
Hinds. 

vii. Joseph Frederick 7 Heustis, b. 1828 Sept. 8, Putney ; d. 1888 
Sept. — , Brattleboro, Vt. ; m. (1) 1859, Brattleboro, Charlotte 
(Hastings) Hovey, dau. of Norman & Deborah (Harris) Hastings 
of Chesterfield, N. H; m. (2) 1868 Nov. 9, Waitsfield, Vt., 
Carrie Sloan, dau. of John & Sarah (Long) Sloan of Waits- 
field, Vt. 

viii. Mary Emeline 7 Heustis, b. 1830 Feb. 25, Putney ; d. 1830 
March 27, Putney. 

ix. Harriet Abigail 7 Heustis, b. 1831 Jan'y 3, Putney ; d. 1831 
Jan'y 30, Putney. 

x. Aristides 7 Heustis, b. 1833 Feb. 4, Westmoreland ; d. 1862 Dec. 
23, Philadelphia, Pa. 

xi. Arabella 7 Heustis, b. 1834 Dec. 16, Westmoreland; living, 1894 
Charlestown, Mass.; m. 1859 Oct. 28, Boston, Mass., Isaac 
Walker Derby, son of Melvin & Mary (Woodward) Derby of 
Westmoreland. 

xii. Harry Hodges 7 Heustis, b. 1836 Oct. 4, Westmoreland; living, 
1894, Everett, Mass. ; m. 1866 April 29, Charlestown, Mass., 



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Emma Louisa Arnold, dau. of Kev. Augustus C. L. & Anna 
Clouston (Atwood) Arnold of Charlestown. 
xiii. Charles Woodhouse 7 Heustis, b. 1840 June 15, Westmoreland; 
d. 1840 Nov. 14, Westmoreland. 

Martha 6 Hodges was possessed of a most amiable and sunny dis- 
position. In the last part of her life she was often heard to remark 
that in her experience the blessings far outnumbered the ills — that 
she saw much more good than evil in life. She was very ingenious, 
and the specimens of her needle-work show remarkable skill. She 
was generous to a fault ; none came to her in trouble, but they were 
freely given the aid they sought. [Mrs. Ella E. Abbott. ] 

Gilbert Totten Heustis was a man of integrity and held many 
responsible offices within the gift of the town. He was a great 
reader and deep thinker and possessed of a retentive memory, the 
Bible being literally at his tongue's end. He early became a convert 
to Universalism and was one of the founders of the church at West- 
moreland. He was of a tall and graceful form and gentlemanly man- 
ners. When young, he was a dancing-master of considerable repu- 
tation. He retained to old age his vigor and grace, and when 
sixty years old, danced the hornpipe before a select company with 
perfect ease. [Mrs. Ella E. Abbott. ] 

Daniel Warren Patten, who married Elizabeth Howe 7 Heus- 
tis, has always been respected and looked up to as a leader of men in 
the community in which he resides. Although self-made, his general 
knowledge is extensive and his mathematical knowledge is equaled 
but by few in his State. His gifts in that direction are phenomenal, 
enabling him to solve the most difficult problems in an incredibly 
short time. Nothing pertaining to figures has seemed to be difficult 
to him. He learned civil engineering, when young, by watching the 
surveying of the Cheshire railroad, and has exercised this profession 
with great success and increasing reputation. \_Mrs. Ella E. Abbott.~] 

Gilbert Baxter 7 Heustis was a sea-eajrtain in his early man- 
hood and has visited nearly every sea-port of importance in the world. 
Since he left the sea, he has been something of a rover, having lived 
in New Hampshire, California and Iowa, in all of which States he 
has been an active business man, much respected for his honesty and 
good judgment. He now [1894] lives in Iowa, where his children 
are all married and settled near him. In the course of a long and 
eventful life he has been a keen observer and has acquired a great 
store of useful information. [Mrs. Ella E. Abbott.] 

Milton Lewis Perry 7 Heustis, when a young man, was very 
desirous of becoming a doctor, and for several years was in Boston, 
studying medicine with Dr. Chapman. His health failed and he was 
obliged to abandon his studies and return to country life ; but he had 
acquired considerable medical knowledge, and although never practis- 
ing, was always familiarly called "Doctor" by his intimate friends. 
After a time he settled in Charlestown, Mass., and was engaged in 
the grocery business for the rest of his life. He was very popu- 
lar, belonged to several secret societies, and was sent to represent his 
city in the General Court of Massachusetts. He was one of the 



242 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

kindest-hearted men that ever lived. Whoever applied to him for 
aid, received it — no matter whether white or black or how lowly, he 
always found a way to help. And all these things he did in a 
quiet, unobtrusive way, which made his charities doubly sweet. [Mrs. 
Ella E. Abbott^ 

William Greene 7 Heustis went West when young, and was one 
of the pioneers of Stillwater, Minn. He was a carpenter and 
builder. He enlisted, April 7, 1862, in the 5th Minn. Inf. and 
became corporal, and was discharged April 7, 1865. His regiment 
was split up, and he was on detached duty, so that promotion 
came slowly, if at all, to many who deserved it. He took part in the 
capture of Corinth, Miss., in May, 1862, and in its successful defense 
in October following. He was at the Siege of Vicksburg and at the 
battle of Jackson, Miss., when the Confederates who were coming to 
the relief of Vicksburg, were routed and driven back. He was at 
the battle of Harrisburg, Miss., and at Nashville when Thomas 
routed Hood. Since his return from the war he has not enjoyed 
robust health. 

Aristides 7 Heustis was a young man of thoughtful and studious 
character and quiet, dignified manner. He went into the military 
service of the United States from no love of fighting, nor desire 
for glory, but simply as a duty which he owed to his country. He 
enlisted May 31, 1861, in Co. A, 2nd N. H. Vol. Inf. His physical 
strength was insufficient for the hardships of the life of a private 
soldier, and his health gave way under the strain after a service of 
about \\ years. He died at the Summit House Hospital in Philadel- 
phia, and was buried in that city in the Mt. Moriah cemetery. [Mrs. 
Ella E. Abbott] 

Isaac Walker Derby, who married Arabella 7 Heustis, was 
mustered into the U. S. service in May, 1861, as private of Co. A, 2nd 
N. H. Vol. Inf. He went into the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 
1861, and lost his left arm, which was cut off near the shoulder. He 
was consequently discharged from the service Sept. 11, 1861, and 
returned home to Westmoreland. Being an excellent penman, he was 
nominated on the Democratic ticket as Register of Deeds for Ches- 
hire County, and although the county was strongly Republican, he 
was elected by a large majority, and re-elected the next year. But 
having a strong desire to re-enter the military service, he obtained 
a commission as Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps, in Octo- 
ber, 1863, and after a varied experience in different lines of duty, was 
mustered out in September, 1866. Since the war he has been a 
deputy-collector at the Boston Custom House, and has represented 
Charlestown (before its annexation to Boston) in the Mass. State leg- 
islature. [D. W. Patten.] 

Harry Hodges 7 Heustis has a natural taste for music and can 
play the violin as sweetly as any one I ever heard. He can also play 
the flute, fife, organ and piano, although he has never received techni- 
cal instruction. As a young man he was a very good singer. He is 
a carpenter by trade and has been employed for many years in the 
Charlestown Navy Yard. [Mrs. Ella E. Abbott.] 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 243 

273— MARY PRATT 6 HODGES [118. John 5 Elijah* Wm s John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1791 Feb. 24, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1871 June — , Waltham, 

Mass.; m. 1813 June 27, Mansfield, HOSEA WHITMAN, son of John 

& Abigail (Whitman) Whitman, b. 1788 Feb. 20, Bridgewater, Mass. ; 

d. 1859 June 3, Waltham. 
5 children : — 

i. Mary Hodges 7 Whitman, b. 1814 Oct. 10, Hanson, Mass. ; living, 
1894, Waltham; m. 1837 May 20, Waltham, John Warland 
Howe of Waltham, son of John & Mary (Warland) Howe of 
Marlboro, Mass. 

ii. Abigail Pratt 7 Whitman, b. 1820 May 20, East Bridgewater, 
Mass. ; d. 1875 Dec. 13, Waltham ; m. 1850 April 3, Waltham, 
Ephraim Bullard Sherman of Cambridge, Mass., son of Abra- 
ham & Polly (Fay) Sherman. 

iii. John Hodges 7 Whitman, b. 1823 March 16, Mansfield; living, 
1894, at 2950 Calumet Ave., Chicago, 111. ; m. 1847 Dec. 16, 
Watertown, Mass., Lucy Dana Bobbins, dau. of Isaac & Buth 
(Willington) Bobbins of Watertown. 

iv. Elizabeth Bernard 7 Whitman, b. 1826 Oct. 1, Waltham ; d. 
1849 March 9, Cambridge, Mass. ; m. 1846 March 5, Waltham, 
Ephraim Bullard Sherman (above). 

v. Catherine 7 Whitman, b. 1828 March 14, Waltham ; d. 1832, 
Waltham. 

274— GUILFORD 6 HODGES [118. John 5 Elijah* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1800 April 22, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1882 Feb. 5, Mansfield ; m. 
1818, BETSEY BROWNELL, dau. of George & Nancy Brownell, b. 
1796, B. I. ; d. 1879 Feb. 27, Mansfield, aged 82. 

10 children born (except the sixth) in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Eliza Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Feb. 21 ; d. 1837 Mansfield ; 

unm. 
ii. Mary Pratt 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Aug. 17 ; d. 1837, Mansfield. 
iii. Guilford Morgan 7 Hodges, b. 1823 March 8 ; d. 1837, 
Mansfield. 

520. iv. Valorus Brownell 7 Hodges, b. 1825 March 6. 

v. John Merrick 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Dec. 13 ; d. 1857 Jan'y 18, 
Mansfield; m. 1853 July 30, Mansfield, Chloe Smith Bar- 
rows, dau. of Levi Torrance & Grace (Donaldson) Barrows. 
1 child : — Helen Augusta* Hodges, b. 1854. 

521. vi. Merriam Mortimer 7 Hodges, b. 1828 Nov. 29, Boxford, 

Mass. 

522. vii. Harrison Gilchrist 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Nov. 8. 

viii. Harriet Arabella 7 Hodges, b. 1833 Jan'y 13; d. 1888 
June 11, Mansfield ; m. 1858 May 12, Norton, Harvey Henry 
Barrows of Wrentham, son of Levi Torrance & Grace 
(Donaldson) Barrows. No children. 

523. ix. Charles Maynard 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Nov. 8. 

x. Brittania Helen Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Nov. 27 ; d. 
1837, Mansfield. 



244 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

275 — MARY 6 HODGES [120. Abijah 5 - 4 Wm* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1780, 
Taunton, Mass.; d. 1847 Oct. 28, East Greenwich, E. I.; m. 1805 
Jan'y 31, Dighton, Mass., JOHN BROWN, son of William & Desire 
(Talbot) Brown, b. 1782 May 11, Dighton; d. 1856 Jan'y 18, East 
Greenwich. 

7 children : — 

i. John Edwin 7 Brown, b. 1808 Feb. 17, Dighton ; d. 1839 Dec. 20, 
East Greenwich ; m. Abby Carey Field, dau. of Bichard M. & 
Eliza (Snow) Field of Providence, B. I. 

ii. George William 7 Brown, b. 1809 July 7, Dighton ; d. 1864 Feb. 
16, New York City ; m. 1832, Pawtuxet, B. I., Waity Bhoades 
Bemington, dau. of Peleg & Mary (Tower) Bemington of 
Pawtuxet. 

iii. Boland Greene 7 Brown, b. 1811 March 27, Warren, B. I. ; 
living, 1893, at 17 Aldine Square, Chicago, 111. ; m. 1841 May — , 
Fall Biver, Mass., Lucy Valentine Hathaway, dau. of Sim- 
mons & Harriet (Gardiner) Hathaway of Fall Biver. 

iv. Mary Hodges 7 Brown, b. 1813 Jan'y 5, Warren; d. 1813 Sept. 
5, Warren. 

v. Mary Hodges 7 Brown, b. 1815 May 18, East Greenwich ; d. 
1872 Jan'y 7, Providence; m. 1846 May 12, New York 
City, George James Adams, son of James Hervey & Sarah 
(Martindale) Adams of Bristol, B. I. 

vi. Sarah Josephine 7 Brown, b. 1817 Jan'y 27, East Greenwich ; 
d. 1875 Feb. 5, Providence ; unm. 

vii. Martha Waldo 7 Brown, b. 1820 March 1, East Greenwich ; 
living, 1893, East Greenwich; m. 1843 May 9, New York City, 
William Arnold Greene, son of Daniel & Phebe (Arnold) 
Greene of East Greenwich. 

276 — LIBBEUS 6 HODGES [120. Ahijah 5 '* Wm?John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1782 
or 1783, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1840 Jan'y 8, Taunton, aged 57 ; m. (1) 
1807 April — , Danvers, Mass., MEHITABLE GOODELL of Danvers, 
b. 1787 or 1788 ; d. 1819 June 1, Taunton, aged 31 ; m. (2) 1821 
April 15, Berkley, Mass., ABIGAIL 6 WILLIAMS, dau. of Bichard 5 & 
Hannah (Padelford) Williams [No. 61, viii.] b. 1782 or 1783, Taun- 
ton; d. 1868 July 1, Taunton, aged 85. 

7 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

524. i. Mary Brown 7 Hodges, b. 1808 May 4. 

525. ii. Jesse Goodell 7 Hodges, b. 1810 April 24. 

526. iii. Charlotte Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Sept. 3. 

iv. Lydia Mason 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Aug. 16 ; d. 1816 Nov. 22, 

Taunton, 
v. Charles M 7 . Hodges, b. 1818 Sept. 22; d. 1819 July 15, 

Taunton. 
vi. William A 7 . Hodges, d. 1823 Sept. 15, Taunton, aged 2 

weeks, 
vii. Abigail Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1825 or 1826; d. 1852 June 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 245 

29, Taunton, aged 26; m. 1851 May 7, Taunton, Ben- 
jamin Otis Pettee of Taunton, son of Benjamin & Sophia 
(Maconiber) Pettee of Taunton. One child: — William A 8 . 
Pettee, b. 1852 June 24, Taunton ; d. 1852 July 4, Taunton. 

<J77 — BETHIAH 6 HODGES [120. Abijah h -*Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. prob. 

about 1786, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1809 April 23, Foxboro, Mass., 

LEWIS LEONARD, son of Jacob & Mary (Billings) Leonard, b. 1785 

or 1786, Foxboro ; d. 1859 Sept. 6, Foxboro, aged 73. 
7 children born in Foxboro, Mass. : — 

i. Maria 7 Leonard, b. 1810 Jan'y 29 ; d. 1810 Nov. 11, Foxboro. 

ii. Eveline A 7 . Leonard, b. 1811 Nov. 16; m. 1841 Feb. 10, Fox- 
boro, Thomas T. Eockwood of Holliston, Mass. 

iii. Charles 7 Leonard, b. 1813 Oct. 27. 

iv. William 7 Leonard, b. 1816 March 10. 

v. Mary Brown 7 Leonard, b. 1818 June 18 ; m. Enoch Tebbetts 
of Boxbury, Mass. 

vi. George Erastus 7 Leonard, b. 1824 July 30; rn. Eliza W. Clapp 
of Walpole, Mass. 

vii. Edwin Brown 7 Leonard, b. 1828 June 3 ; m. (1) 1851 June 16, 
Lurana A. Cobb, dau. of Luther & Anna Cobb of Mansfield, 
Mass. ; m. (2) 1862 April 30, Mansfield, Stella Maria 7 Cope- 
land [No. 340, iv.], dau. of Elijah & Nancy 6 (Hodges) Copeland 
of Mansfield. 

278 — JERUSHA LEONARD 6 HODGES [120. Abijah 5 -* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1788 Aug. or Sept., Taunton, Mass.; d. 1868 Feb. 4, 
Behoboth, Mass., aged 79 yrs., 5 mos. ; m. 1813 Sept. 16, Dighton, 
Mass., JOSEPH LUTHER of Dighton, son of Benjamin & Eebecca 
(Horton) Luther, b. 1792 April 22, Dighton; d. 1870 Feb. 15, 
Berkley, Mass. 

7 children : — 
i. Benjamin 7 Luther, b. 1814 June 30, Dighton ; living, 1892, 

Berkley ; m. 1837 Nov. 27, Berkley, Angenette Wilber, dau. of 

Benjamin & Nancy (Cochrane) Wilber of Taunton, Mass. 
ii. Caroline 7 Luther, b. 1816 Aug. 5, Dighton ; d. 1886 Nov. 7, 

Meriden, Conn. ; m. 1842 May 2, Behoboth, Mass., Bev. George 

Washington Wallace of Behoboth. 
iii. William Hodges 7 Luther, b. 1819 Feb. 12, Dighton ; d. 1820 

March 15, Dighton. 
iv. Martha Allen 7 Luther, b. 1820 Dec. 14, Dighton ; d. 1861 Dec. 

18, Behoboth ; m. 1839 Oct. 28, George Bound of Behoboth. 
v. Sarah Maria 7 Luther, b. 1824 April 4, Berkley ; d. 1842 

Jan'y 1, Behoboth; unm. 
vi. William Hodges 7 Luther, b. 1827 March 22, Berkley ; d. 1862 

July 16, Behoboth; m. 1853 Dec. — , Nancy Maguire of 

Berkley, 
vii. Mary Bichmond 7 Luther, b. 1829 March 19, Berkley ; d. 1884 

Nov. 28, Foxboro, Mass.; m. 1850 Nov. 3, Foxboro, Henry 



246 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ThacherComey of Foxboro, son of Thacher & Mary (Thompson) 
Comey of Foxboro. 

279— JOSEPH 6 HODGES [120. AMjah 5 - 4 Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1791 
April 21, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1851 March 14, Providence, E. I. ; m. 
(1) 1812 Dec. 6, Providence, SARAH SABIN GODFREY, dau. of 
Samuel & Elizabeth (Sabin) Godfrey, b. 1790 Oct. 18, Providence ; d. 
1839 Oct. 22, Providence. He m. (2) 1840 Nov. 5, North Providence, 
ELIZA BROWN OLNEY, dau. of Joseph & Phebe (Smith) Olney, b. 
1808 Sept. 1, North Providence ; d. 1849 Dec. 25, Providence. 
10 children born in Providence, E. I. : — 

i. Patience Godfrey 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Nov. 10 ; d. 1839 Aug. 
30, Providence ; m. Nelson Anthony. 2 children who died 
young : — Charles 9 Anthony and Frank 9 Anthony. 

527. ii. Sarah Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Aug. 16. 

528. iii. William Godfrey 7 Hodges, b. 1817 Aug. 27. 

iv. Charles Constantine 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Nov. 28 ; d. 1821 

Oct. 4, Providence, 
v. Abby Constantine 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Aug. 27; d. 1848 Sept. 

25, Providence ; unm. 
vi. Anna Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Nov. 17 ; d. 1829 May 31, 

Providence. 

529. vii. Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Feb. 11. 

viii. Candace Josephine 7 Hodges, b. 1841 Oct. 26 ; d. 1860 
Oct. 7, Providence ; unm. 

530. ix. Charles Libbeus 7 Hodges, b. 1847 March 13. 

531. x. George Olney 7 Hodges, b. 1849 Jan'y 24. 

Joseph 6 Hodges, when a young man, went to Providence, and for 
a number of years was a partner in the house of Carpenter & Hodges, 
which owned a number of vessels and traded with foreign ports. In 
1835 he was elected cashier of the Arcade bank, and held this 
position until a few months before his death. 

280— SAMUEL 6 HODGES [122. Sam 5 AMjaW Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1792 Jan'y 27, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1827 Oct. 26, St. Jago, Cape 
Verde Islands; m. 1821 Sept. 2, Stoughton, Mass., POLLY WALES, 
dau. of Samuel & Elizabeth (Teele) Wales, b. 1795 July 29, Stoughton ; 
m. (2) 1842 Oct. 20, Stoughton, Nathaniel Collamore of Bangor, Me. ; 
and d. 1881 Oct. 29, Stoughton. 

4 children born in St. Jago, Cape Verde Islands : — 

i. Samuel Wales 7 Hodges, b. 1822 July 20 ; d. 1822 July 25, 
St. Jago. 

532. ii. Samuel Wales 7 Hodges, b. 1824 May 9. 

iii. John Quincy Adams 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Nov. 13 ; d. 1825 

Nov. 18, St. Jago. 
iv. George Washington 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Nov. 26 ; d. 1827 
Nov. 28, St. Jago. 
Samuel 6 Hodges was educated at Wrentham Academy and then 
engaged in business with his father in Easton. When the War of 



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1812 broke out, lie recruited a company and, on Sept. 1, 1813, was 
appointed 1st Lieutenant of the 40th. Infantry, U. S. Army. He was 
on recruiting service at Taunton from Nov. 13, 1813, to May, 1814, 
when he was ordered to join the headcprarters of his regiment at 
Boston. He resigned Sept. 27, 1814, and took up his residence in 
Stoughton, Mass., where he became a member of the Gay Manufact- 
uring Co., makers of cotton and woolen yams. On April 20, 1818, 
he was appointed the first American consul at the Cape Verde 
Islands, Africa, and went to his post the following October. He came 
home to be married in 1821, and immediately returned to the islands, 
where, in addition to his consular duties, he engaged in the 
commission business. Goat skins, hides and salt were the principal 
articles of export. His death was caused by the malarial fever 
which was prevalent on the islands during the wet season. [Jennie 
A. Hocbjes.~\ 

281 — LEONARD 6 HODGES [122. Sam 5 AMjah 4 Wm* John" Wm 1 ] b. 
1794 July 8, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1871 March 1, Stoughton, Mass. ; 
m. 1848 Jan'y 12, Stoughton, JANE ATHERTON, dau. of Elijah & 
Ruth (Tisdale) Atherton, b. 1818 June 6, Stoughton ; d. 1864 April 
16, Stoughton. 

4 children born in Stoughton, Mass. : — 

i. George, Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1848 Nov. 20 ; d. 1850 March 

28, Stoughton. 
ii. A daughter, b. 1851 Dec. 26 ; d. 1852 Jan'y 2, Stoughton. 

533. iii. Anna Atherton 7 Hodges, b. 1855 Aug. 20. 

534. iv. Wtlliam Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1858 July 13. 

Leonard 6 Hodges lived in Taunton until 1820, when he moved to 
Stoughton and established himself there as a jeweler. About 1822 he 
began the manufacture of satinets in a small way and gradually 
increased his works. After a few years he began to make hosiery 
yarn, extending the business from year to year until he became one 
of the largest and most successful manufacturers in Stoughton. He 
retired from active business in 1851, and in 1857 he sold his mill and 
closed his connection with manufacturing. For many years he was a 
director of the Neponset Bank of Canton. He was a very able, 
shrewd and careful business man, not fond of display or of public 
office, quiet and reserved in his intercourse with others ; but he 
possessed untiring industry, great strength of character and stead- 
fastness of purpose ; and he was able to accumulate one of the 
largest properties owned by a private individual in Stoughton. 

282— ELIZA EVELINE 6 HODGES [122. Sam 5 AMjah 4 Wm* John 2 
Wm x ~\ b. 1803 Aug. 15, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1885 Feb. 28, Meriden, 
Conn.; m. 1822 Jan'y 27, Stoughton, Mass., JONATHAN LEONARD 
JR., son of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Blackman) Leonard of Canton, 
Mass., b. 1798 Nov. 30 ; d. 1854 April 7, New Haven, Conn. 

9 children : — ■ 
i. Eugene 7 Leonard, b. 1822 Oct. 21, Stoughton ; m. twice ; living, 
1892, Meriden, Conn. 



248 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

ii. Marion Hodges 7 Leonard, b. 1825 Aug. 8, Stoughton; living, 
1892, Herndon, Va. ; m. 1848 March 16, Charles Pomeroy of 
Meriden, Conn., son of Noah Pomeroy. 
iii. Maria Eveline 7 Leonard, b. 1827 Aug. 3, Middletown, Conn. ; 

d. 1887 Dec. 12 ; m. William Thompson of New York City. 
iv. George Elmore 7 Leonard, b. 1830 April 9, Meriden, Conn. ; d. 
1870 March 1, Caseyville, Ky. ; m. 1853 April 19, Louise Ann 
Bradley, dau. of Isaac & Abigail (Knowles) Bradley of New 
Haven, Conn, 
v. Henry 7 Leonard, b. 1833 Feb. 22, Meriden ; living, 1892, Butler, 

Inch ; married thrice, 
vi. Emily Josephine 7 Leonard, b. 1837 Aug. 21, Meriden ; d. 1884 

July 16, Meriden ; tin?n. 
vii. Edwin 7 Leonard, b. 1839 July 9, Meriden ; d. 1842 Oct. 21, 

Meriden. 
viii. John 7 Leonard, b. 1841 Aug. 4, Meriden; d. 1869 Dec. 6, Casey- 
ville, Ind. ; unm. 
ix. Ellen E 7 . Leonard, b. 1842 Oct. 20, Meriden ; d. 1843 March 22, 
Meriden. 
Eliza Eveline 6 (Hodges) Leonard was a woman of superior 
education and refinement, of great tact and perseverance, of executive 
ability in domestic affairs, and of strong religious convictions. She 
was a Congregationalist of the most pronounced type,, though more 
independent in thought and action than in theory. Although her 
theology differed widely from her husband's, this fact caused no 
domestic infelicity. Husband and wife each respected the honest 
convictions of the other ; and as Mrs. Leonard possessed both loving 
heart and wise head, she was entrusted to a great extent with the 
family government and the religious training of the children. She did 
her duty always as she saw it. Honest, dignified and of strong deter- 
mination, she brought to the government of the family an integrity 
of character, a clearness of judgment and a singleness of purpose 
which won respect for herself and conferred lasting benefit on her 
children. [Georgia L. Leonard.'] 

Jonathan Leonard Jr. studied medicine, but abandoned medical 
practice on account of delicate health, and for several years engaged 
in the manufacture of woolen goods in Stoughton. About 1826 he 
moved to Middletown, Conn., and then to Meriden, where he took up 
his permanent residence. In 1849 he became imbued with the "gold- 
fever " and went to California, returning in 1852. In 1854 he moved 
to New Haven and in so doing contracted pneumonia, of which he 
died. He was a great student and was exceptionally well informed 
in botany and chemistry. In theology he was, what was then called, 
a "free-thinker." He was a friend of Garrison, Phillips and Abby 
Kelly, was one of the first to take an active part in the anti-slavery 
movement, and being a ready debater, became prominent in this cause 
when the cause was very unpopular. But his honesty, lovalty to his 
convictions, untiring industry and wide knowledge of books and of 
men, united with great kindness of heart, gained for him the lasting 
respect of all who knew him. [Georgia L. Leonard.] 



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Emily Josephine 7 Leonard received an excellent education, and 
grew up to be one of the most talented women of New England. 
Her unusual mental ability was manifest almost from the cradle. She 
mastered her letters while learning to talk, and when three years old 
could read with facility. So rapid was her progress that at the age 
of twenty-one, she was able to teach, besides the usual English 
branches, Latin, mathematics ( algebra, geometry and trigonometry), 
astronomy, natural philosophy, chemistry, botany, rhetoric, composi- 
tion, ancient and modern history, physiology, pencil-, crayon- and 
pastille-drawing and oil-painting. She was also well grounded in 
French and music, and had some knowledge of German and Greek. 
She had chosen the vocation of teacher, and showed such ability in 
smaller schools that, in 1861, she was appointed Assistant Principal 
of the High School in Medford, Mass. Here she taught for 5 years, 
and not only discharged her school duties in a manner which evoked 
the highest praise, but also pushed her own studies in the higher 
branches. Taking French lessons of Prof. Bocher of Harvard College, 
she made such remarkable progress that her teacher soon selected her 
to assist him in preparing his American edition of Otto's French 
Grammar. From her 21st to her 40th year she continued to teach 
with great success and to study, impelled by her insatiable love of 
learning and desire to master all that came in her way. At the 
age of 40 she was a fine scholar in English, Latin, Greek, French 
and German, could read Italian and Spanish with ease, possessed 
an exceptional knowledge of botany, could play well on three 
musical instruments, could sing, draw and paint, and was skilled in 
domestic duties. She had studied economics, and the favor with 
which her writings on the subject had been received, and her love of 
study, combined with some indications of fading health, caused her to 
give up teaching and to devote herself to literary pursuits exclusively. 
Her contributions to literature now became frequent. A constant 
succession of papers on the various branches of economic and mone- 
tary science, botany, history and numberless other subjects, and her 
addresses before various associations, testify to her unflagging indus- 
try, brilliant mental ability, and wide grasp of intellect. Probably 
the work by which she is best known is her excellent translation of 
Blanqui's History of Political Economy, which at once brought her 
fame, and has been adopted widely as a textbook. She took a 
prominent part in the woman suffrage agitation and in various 
reformatory movements. Her exertions reacted disastrously on her 
physical constitution and engendered a disease of the heart which 
carried her off when only 47 years old. An excellent account of her 
life has been printed by her niece, Miss Georgia Louise Leonard, 
herself well known in literary circles. 

283 — CHARLOTTE 6 HODGES [123. James h Abijah* Wm*John 2 WmF\ 
b. 1787 Dec. 23, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1873 Dec. 24, Taunton ; m. 1807 
Dec. 20, Taunton, Gov. MARCUS MORTON, son of Nathaniel & 
Mary (Cary) Morton, b. 1784 Feb. 19, Freetown, Mass. ; d. 1864 Feb. 
6, Taunton. 



250 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

12 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 
i. Joanna Maria 7 Morton, b. 1808 Oct. 28 ; d. 1877; m. 1836 Oct. 

13, William Taber Hawes of New Bedford, Mass. 
ii. Charlotte 7 Morton, b. 1810 July 9; d. 1812 or 1814, Taunton. 
iii. Lydia Mason 7 Morton, b. 1812 June 29; living, 1894, Salt Lake 
City, Utah; m. 1839 April 16, Eev. Henry Washington Lee, 
Bishop of Iowa. 
iv. Nathaniel 7 Morton, b. 1814 April 16 ; d. 1814, Taunton. 
v. Charlotte 7 Morton, b. 1815 April 19 ; d. 1869 Aug. 4, Nashville, 

Tenn. ; m. 1835 Aug. 24, Taunton, Samuel Watson. 
vi. Sarah Cary 7 Morton, b. 1817 March 31 ; d. 1886 Jan'y 18, 
Taunton; m. 1839 Jan'y 1, Taunton, Willard Lovering of 
Taunton, son of William & Mehitable (Claflin) Lovering of 
Franklin, Mass. 
vii. Marcus 7 Morton, b. 1819 April 18 ; d. 1891 Feb. 10, Andover, 
Mass. ; m. 1843 Oct. 19, Providence, R. I., Abby Bowler 
Hoppin, dau. of Henry & Amy (Harris) Hoppin of Providence, 
viii. Nathaniel 7 Morton, b. 1821 Dec. 3 ; d. 1856 Feb. 12, Taunton ; 
m. 1846 Sept. 29, Taunton, Harriet Baylies, dau. of Francis & 
Elizabeth (Moulton) (Deming) Baylies of Taunton. 
ix. James Hodges 7 Morton, b. 1824 June 21 ; d. 1876 May 9, Spring- 
field, Mass. ; m.1852 May 27, Elizabeth Hall Ashmun, dau. of 
George Ashmun of Springfield. 
x. Susan Tillinghast 7 Morton, b. 1826 April 16 ; living, 1894, 
Boston, Mass. ; m. 1853 May 12, Moses Day Kimball of Boston, 
xi. Frances Wood 7 Morton, b. 1828 Jan'y 16 ; living, 1894, Daven- 
port, la. ; m. 1848 Sept. 27, George Henry French of 
Andover, Mass. 
xii. Emily Matilda 7 Morton, b. 1831 Nov. 10 ; living, 1894, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; m. 1864 Sept. 1, Taunton, Daniel Cooke Dawes of 
Taunton, son of Dr. Ebenezer & Sarah Whitehorn (Cooke) 
(Shepard) Dawes of Taunton. 
Charlotte 6 (Hodges) Morton was noted for her beauty, grace of 
manner and intelligence. Wherever she went, at home and abroad, 
she was charming and attractive, and a favorite with both sexes. She 
was of comparatively delicate figure, refined in her appearance and 
conversation, and sweet and winning in her ways. She presided with 
charming dignity and hospitality at the social gatherings in her 
beautiful residence, which has since been given by one of her daugh- 
ters to the city of Taunton and now, dedicated to the purposes of 
charity, is known as the Morton Hospital. 

Gov. Marcus Morton graduated with the highest honors at Brown 
University in 1804, commenced the study of law in the office of Judge 
Seth Padelford of Taunton, completed his legal education in the law 
school in Litchfield, Conn., where John C. Calhoun of South Carolina 
was a fellow student, and began practice in Taunton in 1807. He 
rose high in the legal profession, and although a Democrat residing in 
a Federalist town, held nearly every office in the gift of his townsmen. 
In 1811 and 1812 he was Clerk of the Massachusetts senate. He was 
attorney for Bristol county. From 1817 to 1821 he represented his 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 251 

district in Congress. In 1823 he was a member of the executive 
council of the State. In 1824 he was elected Lieut.-Governor and, 
after Gov.' Eustis's death in 1825, acted as chief magistrate of the 
State until the end of his term. He was re-elected Lieut.-Governor 
and the same year appointed on the Supreme Bench, where he served 
from 1825 to 1840. He was elected Governor by popular vote in 1839, 
and again by the legislature in 1842. He was Collector of the Port 
of Boston from 1845 to 1849, was a delegate to the Constitutional 
Convention in 1853, and was again in the State legislature in 1858. 
For several years he was an Overseer of Harvard College. He held 
many other positions of trust, such as Trustee of Taunton Lunatic 
Hospital, etc. 

Judge Marcus 7 Morton entered Brown University with advanced 
standing at the age of 17, and graduated two years later, in 1838. A 
year of study in an office in Boston and two years at the Harvard Law 
School laid a good foundation for his legal knowledge. He was 
admitted to the bar of Suffolk County in 1841, immediately opened an 
office for himself, and quickly obtained a high reputation and a large 
practice. He moved to Andover in 1850, and was sent by this town 
as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1853, and as its 
representative to the State legislature in 1858. His father was a 
fellow-delegate to the convention and a fellow-member of the 
legislature. In 1858 he was appointed a justice of the Suffolk County 
Superior Court. The court system was entirely changed the next 
year, the present Superior Court of the State was organized, and he 
was on the bench of this court. For 10 years he held this position 
until appointed associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of the 
State ; and in 1882 he was made Chief Justice, resigning in November, 
1890, on account of ill-health. It is said that there never has been a 
more popular member of the bench in this State, not only with the 
bar and judiciary, but also with the general public. He possessed a 
keen sense of humor and ready wit. His native shrewdness and 
practical sense played a large part in his decisions, appeals from 
which were uncommonly few. And the ease with which he appeared 
to perform his difficult work was always a matter of remark among 
his associates. 

Nathaniel 7 Morton graduated at Brown University in 1840 and 
from the Harvard Law School in 1843. He died at the age of 34, 
having practised, as a lawyer only about ten years, but in this short 
time he gained a prominence in his profession reached by few, if any, 
of his brethren at the bar at so early an age. He " had in its strictest 
sense a legal mind. He grasped the essential points of a case 
instinctively, and presented them with a smooth, easy, insinuating 
address that was exceedingly effective. In his arguments there was a 
logical force, and an indefinable charm of manner to please and 
convince." 

Judge James Hodges 7 Morton graduated at Brown University in 
1844, when he obtained the highest honors of his class. He was 
distinguished in college for his scholarship, taking every prize offered 
during the four years of his course. He next entered the Harvard 



252 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Law School and graduated there in 1846 with the degree of LL. B. 
Going thence to Springfield, he was admitted to the bar in 1847, 
and was appointed judge of the police court on its establishment in 
1852. He retained his judgeship for the long period of 24 years, 
resigning on account of failing health only a few weeks before 
his death. 

284 — JAMES LEONARD 6 HODGES [123. James 5 Abijah* Wm* John 3 
Wm 1 ] b. 1790 April 24, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1846 March 8, Taunton; 
m. 1817 Dec. 25, Taunton, HARRIET LITTLE FALES, dau. of Judge 
Samuel & Sarah (Cook) Fales, b. 1799 March 5, Taunton ; d. 1873 
March 17, Taunton. 

7 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. Joanna Tillinghast 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Oct. 3; d. 1840, 
Darien, Ga. ; m. about 1839, John M. Gignilliat of Georgia. 
No children. 

535. ii. William Grey 7 Hodges, b. 1820 May 25. 

iii. James Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1822 Jan'y 20 ; d. 1822 Nov. 
2, Taunton. 

536. iv. Sarah Cook Fales 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Dec. 3. 

537. v. Helen Frances 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Nov. 11. 

538. vi. James Arthur 7 Hodges, b. 1829 July 4. 

vii. Henry Clay 7 Hodges, b. 1832 July 10 ; d. 1845 Oct. 30, 
Boston. 
James Leonard 6 Hodges occupied a prominent position among 
the citizens of Taunton and held numerous offices of honor and trust. 
He was appointed postmaster of Taunton, Dec. 8, 1810, as successor 
to his father, and yielded the position to his next younger brother in 
1826. He was elected member of the Convention for the revision of 
the State Constitution in 1820, was State senator in 1823 and 1824, 
was elected town treasurer in 1826, and was county commissioner 
from 1826 to 1831. He was representative in the U. S. Congress in 
1827 and re-elected twice, thus serving six years. He was the first 
cashier of the old Taunton bank, holding office from 1812 to 1827 and 
being a director during the same period. He was a founder, in 1820, 
of the Bristol County Agricultural Society and corresponding secre- 
tary from 1821 to 1834. He was prominent in the Unitarian Church 
and in the Masonic Order. Of a genial, pleasant disposition, he was 
a warm friend, a good neighbor and a kind-hearted man. He was a 
pleasing and convincing orator, and always ready to speak in any 
good cause, always courteous in his deportment, and one of the 
most popular men of the day. He died of consumption. 

285 — DAVID COBB 6 HODGES [123. James 5 Abijah* Wm* John 2 
Wm 1 "] b. 1793 Dec. 23, Taunton, Mass. ; d. Ellsworth, Me. ; m. 1822 
Sept. — , Baynham, Mass., CLARISSA LEONARD (JONES) HATHA- 
WAY, widow of Dr. Alden Hathaway and dau. of Nehemiah Jones of 
Baynham, b. 1798 or 1799 ; d. 1828 May 12, Taunton, aged 29. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 253 

2 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. Francis Wood 7 Hodges, adopted by his aunt, Frances Mason 6 
(Hodges) Wood, and name changed to Frank Hodges Wood. 
539. ii. Clara Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1827 March 28. 

David Cobb 6 Hodges was appointed postmaster of Taunton, Sept. 
9, 1826, succeeding his brother. He held the office 3 years, com- 
pleting the term of 26 consecutive years during which this position 
was occupied by 3 members of the same family. He unfortunately 
lost his sight and was incapacitated thereby for any kind of business. 
He went to Bar Harbor, Me., where he lived until just before his 
death, which occurred in the house of his sister, Mrs. Jones, in Ells- 
worth. At Bar Harbor he entertained himself with teaching. He was 
a kind, genial man, and very fond of children whom he called in from 
the neighborhood and taught ; nor did he confine his instruction to 
the small children. Thus he made himself useful and respected 
throughout the vicinity ; and his annual visits to Ellsworth were 
greatly enjoyed by his little nephews and nieces by whom he Avas 
much loved. [Mrs. Helen F. Dutton.~\ 

286 — SARAH COBB 6 HODGES [123. James 5 Abijah 4 Win 9 John 2 
Wm}~\ b. 1797 May 1, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1872 July 28, Ellsworth, 
Me. ; m. Gen. HENRY SARGENT JONES of Ellsworth, son of Theo- 
dore & Katharine Winthrop (Sargent) Jones ; b. 1801 Jan'y 14, Ells- 
worth ; d. 1856 Oct. 28, Ellsworth. 

5 children : — 
i. Sarah Cobb 7 Jones, b. and d. 1828 Aug. 24, Ellsworth, 
ii. Eleanor Cobb 7 Jones, b. 1831 July 4, Ellsworth ; living, 1893, 
Bar Harbor, Me. ; m. 1855 Oct. 7, Ellsworth, James Kingsley 
of West Gouldsboro, Me., son of James & Thankful (Gibbs) 
Kingsley of Steuben, Me. 
iii. Dudley Sargent 7 Jones, b. 1833 Oct. 11, Cherryfield, Me. ; liv- 
ing, 1893, Ellsworth; m. 1866 Sept. 15, Ellsworth, Aurilla 
Cleaves Kimball, dau. of Stephen & Elvira (Tourtelotte) 
Kimball, 
iv. Sarah Frances 7 Jones, b. 1836 Jan'y 24, Ellsworth; living, 
1893, Garland, Me. ; m. 1865 Sept. 20, Garland, Benjamin True 
of Garland, son of Joseph & Eliza Littlefield (Adams) True of 
Deerfield, N. H. 
v. Harry Sargent 7 Jones, b. 1839 Feb. 23, Mt. Desert, Me. ; living, 
1893, Ellsworth; m. 1861 Sept. 10, Mt. Desert, Charlotte Tem- 
ple Newman, dau. of George & Mary (Higgens) Newman of 
Mt. Desert. 
Henry Sargent Jones was descended on his mother's side from 
Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts, and also from Gov. Joseph 
Dudley, once President of New England. He engaged extensively in 
farming, the lumber business and merchandising, was a large real- 
estate owner, and by his energy and ability acquired a fortune. He 
was fond of military matters and rose step by step to the position of 
Major General of the 7th Division of the State Militia. He was 



254 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

a firm adherent to the principles of Jefferson and Jackson, took 
an active interest in politics, and was long a leader of his party. He 
was postmaster and Collector of Customs at South West Harbor, post- 
master at Ellsworth, Collector of Customs for the District of French- 
man's Bay, and held other official positions. He had a fine personal 
presence and enjoyed the esteem, confidence and respect of his fellow- 
citizens. [Mrs. H. S. Jones.'] 

287 — BETSEY 6 HODGES [126. Nathan h -*- z John 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 1779 
Feb. 6, Mansfield, Conn. ; d. 1865 Sept. 4, Albany, Vt. ; m. 1804 
March 1, Lebanon, K H., ENOCH ROWELL of Plainfield, N. H., 
son of Enoch & Kachel (Worthen) Eowell, b. 1779 March 18, Candia, 
K H. ; d. 1839 Sept. 9, Albany, Vt. 

8 children : — 
i. Zuar 7 Eowell, b. 1804 Dec. 2, Plainfield, N. H. ; d. 1891 April 30, 
Los Angeles, Cal. ; m. 1835 Jan'y 15, Albany, Vt., Abigail Wil- 
lis, dau. of Koger & Jerusha (Cleveland) Willis of Albany. 
ii. Siloam 7 Eowell, b. 1806 April 10, Irasburg, Vt. ; d. 1877 May 
20, Albany, Vt. ; m. 1833 Oct. 20, Albany, Ehoda Powers, dau. 
of Jacob & Abigail (Howe) Powers, 
iii. Zelda 7 Eowell, b. 1808 June 27, | Irasburg; d. 1835 May 18, 
Craftsbury, Vt. ; m. 1829 Jan'y 15, Albany, Stephen Babcock: 
of Craftsbury, son of John & Betsey (Seaver) Babcock of 
Craftsbury. 
iv. Mary 7 Eowell, b. 1810 April 27, Irasburg ; d. 1883 Jan'y 28, 
Barton, Vt. ; m. 1830 March 11, Albany, Orren Harriman of 
Craftsbury, son of Caleb & Fanny (Hand) Harriman of Craftsbury. 
v. Judith 7 Eowell, b. 1813 April 2, Irasburg; d. 1888 July 29, 
Albany; m. 1861 Nov. 7, Albany, Silas Hovey of Albany, son 
of Bufus Cleveland & Grace (Billings) Hovey of Brookfield, Vt. 
vi. Betsey Downer 7 Eowell, b. 1816 April 1, Albany ; d. 1894 
July 15, San Francisco, Cal. ; m. 1842 Aug. 15, Albany, Samuel 
Estes Garland of Lowell, Mass., son of Nathaniel & Betsey 
(Estes) Garland of Northwood, N. H. 
vii. Guy Eldredge 7 Eowell, b. 1818 May 21, Albany ; living, 1893, 
Barton, Vt. ; m. 1846 Jan'y 27, Albany, Betsey Gordon Page, 
dau. of Jabez & Lucy (Livingstone) Page of Albany. 
viii. Miriam Miranda 7 Eowell, b. 1820 May 12, Albany ; living, 
1893, Suncook P. O., Pembroke, N. H. ; m. 1844 July 4, Lowell, 
Mass., Martin Head Cochran of Pembroke, son of Thomas & 
Elizabeth (Martin) Cochran of Pembroke. 
Enoch Powell's father, Enoch, and grandfather, Enoch, both 
served in the Eevolutionavy War. When their term of enlistment 
expired, they were discharged and, as was the custom, were left to 
get home as they could. They traveled on foot together many a 
weary mile, mostly through woods, with here and there a small settle- 
ment. Before reaching their home in Candia, N. H, the elder man's 
strength failed him, weakened as he was by the hardships and priva- 
tions of his military service, and his son went forward to procure 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 255 

help. On returning with assistance, the son found his father sitting 
on a log where he had left him, with his cane between his knees, both 
hands on top of the cane, his head on his hands — dead. [ Guy E. 
Howell.] 

288 — LUCY 6 HODGES [126. Nathan 5 -*-* John 2 Wm v ] b. 1780 Nov. 
5, Mansfield, Conn.; d. Union City, Mich.; m. SILAS HEBARD of 

Lebanon, N. H. 
7 children: — 
Betsey 7 Hebard, d. Union City, Mich. ; m. Malachi Harlow. 
Nathan 7 Hebard, d. unm. 
James Crowell 7 Hebard, d. 1844 in Lake Erie ; in. his cousin, 

Emily 7 Scott, dau. of Stephen & Susan 6 (Hodges) Scott. 

[No. 289.] 
Bailey 7 Hebard, d. tmm. 
Almira 7 Hebard, d. 1892 April 29, Union City, Mich. ; m. 1835, 

Sindall Morrill, son of Jeremiah Morrill of Irasburg, Vt. 
Azro Bela 7 Hebard, b. 1824 Sept. 28, Lebanon, N. H; d. 1893 

Jan'y 20, Glenbrook, Conn. ; m. 1851 Oct. 23, New York City, 

Mary Almena Turner, dau. of Jonathan & Irene Lily (Rose) 

Turner of Bozrah, Conn. 
Lucy Ann 7 Hebard, d. Cold Water, Mich. ; m. Lucius Mills. 

289 — SUSAN 6 HODGES [126. Nathan 5 - 4 - 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1785 Aug. 
24, Lyman, N. H; m. STEPHEN SCOTT. 

10 children born in Vermont : — 
4 of these d. in infancy ; name of another not obtained. 
Stephen 7 Scott, d. New York City; m. Rachel. 
Caroline 7 Scott, d. 1886 Sept. 3, White House, N. J.; m. George 

Niven. ■ 
Betsey 7 Scott, d. 1883, Newark, N. J. ; m. Jesse Lull. 
Susan E 7 . Scott, d. 1889 Dec. 27, Newark, N. J. ; m. Randolph 

Theodore Hill. 
Emily 7 Scott, m. James Crowell 7 Hebard, son of Silas & Lucy 6 

(Hodges) Hebard. [No. 288.] 

290— HARLAND 6 HODGES [127. James 5 - 4 Nathan* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
prob. about 1794, Attleboro, Mass.; m. 1818 Eeb. 1, Norton, Mass., 
MARY BATES, dau. of John & Polly (Lane) Bates, b. 1799, Norton; 
d. 1858 March 13, Attleboro. 
Children : — 

i. Mary J 7 . Hodges, b. 1821 Sept. 27, Brewer, Me. ; d. 1847 
May 9, Wrentham, Mass. ; unm. 
540. ii. John Harlan 7 Hodges, b. 1823 June 21, Brewer. 

iii. Emeline M 7 . Hodges, b. 1825 or 1826, Brewer ; m. 1849 

Feb. 21, Attleboro, Joseph S. (or T.) Bacon of Wrentham, 

Mass. 

iv. James A 7 . Hodges, b. 1829 or 1830, Oldtown, Me. ; m. 1862 

Oct. 8, Wrentham, Mass., Henriette Ginnodo of Wrentham. 



256 THE TA UNTON BEANCR. 

v. Eliza J 7 . Hodges, b. 1831, Bangor, Me. ; m. 1853 Dec. 12, 
Wrentham, Charles H. Sturdy of Wrentham. 

291— ELLEN DIANA 6 HODGES [129. fflisha 5 James* Nathan 3 John 2 
Wm x ~\ b. 1822 Jan'y 29, Norton, Mass.; d. 1893 Feb. 11, Norton; m. 
(1) 1850 Aug. 11, Attleboro, Mass., JOSEPHUS AUBERT SKINNER, 

son of Josephus & Kebecca (Hack) Skinner, b. 1821 May 18, Mans- 
field, Mass. ; d. 1853 April 29, Norton. She in. (2) 1865 Oct. 6, Norton, 
JOHN WILBER of Norton, son of Benjamin & Nancy (Cochrane) 
Wilber of Swansea, Mass. 

2 children : — 
i. Josephus Edgar 7 Skinner, b. 1852 Jan'y 26, Mansfield ; living, 
1893, Brockton, Mass.; m. 1878 Jan'y 17, Providence, R. I., 
Cordelia Elizabeth Crossman, dau. of Harrison & Elizabeth 
Ann (Bellows) Crossman of Norton. 
ii. Herbert Hodges 7 Wilber, b. 1866 Sept. 26, Norton ; living, 
1893, Barrowsville P. 0., Norton; m. 1887 Oct. 26, Norton, 
Margaret Russell, dau. of John & Catherine (Adair) Russell 
of Norton. 

292 — GALEN 6 HODGES [130. Galen 5 James* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1812 Sept. 18, Providence, R. I. ; d. 1884 May 10, Victoria, Texas ; 
m. 1845, Matagorda, Texas, AMELIA (LUDDINCTON) MCKINSTRY 

of Matagorda, b. 1810, Catskill, N. Y. ; d. 1881 Nov. 21, Matagorda. 

1 child: — 
541. i. Julia Amelia 7 Hodges, b. 1846 Aug. 11, Matagorda. 

Galen 6 Hodges taught in one of the high schools of Providence for 
several years. In the autumn of 1834 he went to Darien, Ga., where 
he was clerk in the store of D. C. Hawes. In 1836 he went to Macon, 
Ga., and remained there several months as clerk. Thence he went 
by coach to Columbus and by boat to Irwinton (now Eufaula, Ala.) 
on the Chattahoochie River, which was then a small village, sur- 
rounded by a stockade of logs, in the territory of the Creek Indians. 
Again he moved to Apalachicola, Fla., and thence to New Orleans. 
At the time of his arrival in the latter place there was great excite- 
ment about Texas, and men were being recruited for the Texan army. 
In March, 1837, he took passage in the brig, Amelia Chase, and 
arrived at Matagorda, Texas, on April 9, 1837. In a few days he 
started on foot for the Texan army, which he reached near Texana, 
and enlisted, April 12, for 12 months in Capt. Weihl's company of 
volunteers in Col. Wigginton's reg't. He served his time and for his 
services received a large land grant. While locating his lands he 
became so charmed with the country that he decided to live there, 
and settled in Matagorda which was a beautiful place and became a 
fashionable resort. He was appointed Inspector, then Deputy Collec- 
tor of Customs, and then President Houston made him Collector, and 
he held this office until Matagorda became a sub-port of entry. He 
owned extensive landed property, had a large store in Matagorda, 
was proprietor of the best hotel there, the Colorado Hotel, held the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 257 

office of County Judge, was at one time mayor and also for a time 
postmaster. During the war he lost heavily, like all others at the 
South, but retained his real estate. During the last years of his life 
he devoted himself to the care of his private business. Of his beauty 
of character and disposition much might be said. He was sympa- 
thetic and honorable, straight-forward and true. He seemed by his 
very appearance to inspire all who met him with a feeling of trust. 
An instance of this occurred during his residence in Georgia, when 
the Cherokees were being paid by the Government for their lands. 
One day when he was in the store alone, an Indian entered and, after 
looking him over, handed him a bundle containing money with the 
request to keep it while the Indian went on a hunting excursion. 
Galen took the bundle and kept it until the Indian returned and 
claimed it and, on receiving it, said that he had been sure he would 
get it back. [Mrs. J. G. Barstow and D. E. E. BramanJ] 

293 —JULIA GRANVILLE 6 HODGES [130. Galen 5 James* Nathan* 
John 2 Win 1 ] b. 1814 Nov. 19, Providence, R. I. ; living, 1894, Provi- 
dence ; m. 1839 July 18, Providence, WILLIAM BARSTOW, son of 
Elias & Rebekah (Wood) Barstow, b. 1812 July 10, Providence; d. 
1878 Oct. 22, Providence. 

1 child : — 
Martha Phillips 8 Barstow, living, 1894, Providence ; xinm. 

Julia Granville 6 (Hodges) Barstow, at the age of about four- 
score years, has given much encouragement and aid in the preparation 
of this history. To judge from her letters, she possesses an active 
mind, quick to note what is going on around her, a strong memory, 
storing facts ready for use, an affectionate interest and pride in her 
kinspeople, and a spirit of sympathetic and helpful kindness. What 
she has written has been well and pleasantly expressed and to 
the point. 

William Barstow began his business life as clerk in the dry- 
goods store of Isaac Hutchens Cady. He was employed in several 
similar establishments until 1837, when he formed a partnership with 
his cousin, Ephraim Randoll Barstow, and carried on a dry-goods 
business. After some years he sold out, and entered the carpet-trade 
with John Henry Aldrich, having two large stores, one in Providence 
and another in New York City. The firm also engaged with John 
Sanford in the manufacture of carpets. In 1846 he sold his interest 
in the New York store and conducted the Providence establishment 
alone for a year or two, until his brother-in-law, James Raymond 
Hodges [No. 294.] joined him under the firm name of Wm. Barstow 
& Co., a name retained after Mr. Barstow's death. 

294 — JAMES RAYMOND 6 HODGES [130. Galen 5 James* Nathan 3 
John 2 TFm 1 ] b. 1816 Aug. 8, Providence, R. I.; d. 1894 Jan'y 25, 
Providence; m. 1844 Sept. — , Providence, HARRIET WALKER, dau. 
of Ezra & Mary (Robinson) Walker, b. 1821 May 6, Attleboro, Mass. ; 
d. 1891 April 21, Providence. 



258 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

4 children born in Providence, E.. I. : — 

i. Raymond Galen 7 Hodges, b. 1847 Jan'y 5 ; living, 1894, 
Providence; m. 1871 Oct. 12, Providence, Asha Anna Moulton, 
dau. of Eichard Olney & Asha Angeline (Williams) Moulton, b. 
1846 April 2, Providence ; living, 1894'. 2 children who d. 
at birth. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1850 Jan'y 28 ; living, 1894, 
Providence ; unm. 

iii. William Barstow 7 Hodges, b. 1852 April 6 ; living, 1894, Provi- 
dence ; unm. 

iv. Everett Blacklnton 7 Hodges, b. 1855 May 8 ; living, 1894, 
Providence ; unm. 
James Raymond 6 Hodges began business on North Main Street, 

Providence, as a merchant tailor. He prospered, and in 1817 or 1848 

entered into business with his brother-in-law, William Barstow [No. 

293] in the carpet business. The firm was very successful and built 

up the largest trade of the kind in the city. 

295 — LABAN 6 HODGES [132. Adoniram 5 James* Nathan 3 John 2 
Wm>~\ b. 1813 Feb. 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1883 March 15, Swansea, 
Mass. ; m. 1840, SUSAN WYATT (GILLETT) HALL, widow of Chandler 
Hall of Norton, dau. of Peter & Freeborn Gillett of Norton, d. 1864 
Jan'y 3. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Laban 7 Hodges, b. 1841 ; living, 1893, Providence, P. I. ; unm. 
ii. Galen 7 Hodges, b. 1843 April 9 ; d. 1844 Aug. 6, Norton, 
iii. Mary E. or C 7 . Hodges, b. 1845 Feb. 26; d. 1859 March 19, 
Taunton. 

Laban 7 Hodges enlisted in Co. G, 4th Mass. Vols., and was 
mustered into the service of the U. S., Sept. 23, 1862. He served 
with his regiment in Louisiana and was discharged on expiration of 
his term of service, Aug. 28, 1863. 

296 — CHESSMAN ADONIRAM 6 HODGES [132. Adoniram 5 James* 
Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1820 May 4, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1881 Sept. 9, 
Attleboro, Mass. ; m. SUSAN MARIA HALL, dau. of Chandler & 
Susan Wyatt (Gillett) Hall, b. 1833 June 20, Norton ; living, 1894, 
Attleboro. 

13 children born in Attleboro, Mass. : — 
542. i. Harriet Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1849 May 1. 

ii. Susan Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1851 Aug. 22 ; living, 1894, 
Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1873 June 30, Taunton, Arthur Warren 
Hall of Taunton, son of Joseph James & Sarah Elizabeth 
(Gleason) Hall, b. 1850 Jan'y 26, Taunton; living, 1894. 
No children. 
iii. James Chessman 7 Hodges, b. 1853 Dec. 28 ; living, 1894, 
Attleboro ; m. 1882 June 1, Taunton, Josephine (Smith) 
Wilmarth, dau. of Nelson & Fanny Dean (Walker) Smith of 
Attleboro. No children. 



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iv. Galen William 7 Hodges, b. 1856 March 2 ; d. 1883 Feb. 14, 

Attleboro; unm. 
v. Clara Bathsheba 7 Hodges, b. 1858 April 22 ; living, 1894, 
Attleboro; m. 1882 April 8, Attleboro, John Crane Wilmarth 
of Attleboro, son of Thomas & Betsey (Grant) Wilmarth of 
Attleboro. No children. 
vi. Mary Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1860 June 17 ; d. 1864 Dec. 

11, Attleboro. 
vii. Charles Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1863 Jan'y 24 ; living, 1894, 
Attleboro; m. 1889 Jan'y 19, Charlestown, Mass., Mary 
Estella Wardner, dau. of Oel & Maria (Goodwin) Wardner, 
b. 1864 Jan'y 26, Eoxbury, Vt. ; living, 1894. No children. 
viii. Edward Chandler 7 Hodges, b. 1865 Oct. 13 ; living, 1892, 

Attleboro ; unm. 
ix. Louis Hall 7 Hodges, b. 1868 Jan'y 10 ; living, 1892, Attle- 
boro; unm,. 
x Alice Carver 7 Hodges, b. 1868 Jan'y 10 ; d. 1868 Feb. 24, 

Attleboro. 
xi. John Carver 7 Hodges, b. 1870 Jan'y 2 ; living, 1892, 

Attleboro ; unm. 
xii. Walter Thomas 7 Hodges, b. 1873 July 10 ; living, 1892, 

Attleboro. 
xiii. Gertrude Everett 7 Hodges, b. 1873 July 10 ; living, 1892, 
Attleboro ; unm. 
297— ELIZA 6 HODGES [135. Josiah 5 -* Nathan 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1802 Dec. 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1892 May 14, Norton ; m. 1828 Feb. 
7, Norton, DWELLY COWARD of Easton, Mass., son of Francis & 
Mary (Kimball) Goward, b. 1801 March 14, Easton ; d. 1873 June 
20, Easton. - 

7 children born in Easton, Mass. : — 
i. Henry Dwelly 7 Goward, b. 1829 July 3 ; living, 1892, Taunton, 
Mass. ; m. 1859 Nov. 5, Easton, Maria Reed Roatch, dau. of 
Albert Atwood & Rhoda (Keith) Roatch. 
ii. Josiah Francis 7 Goward, b. 1832 July 19; living, 1892, Easton; 
m. 1856 Oct. 30, Easton, Sarah Elizabeth Waite, dau. of 
Isaac Niles & Sally (Packard) Waite. 
iii. Sarah Elizabeth 7 Goward, b. 1836 Aug. 4 ; d. 1837 Jan'y 31, 

Easton. 
iv. Edwin Talbot 7 Goward, b. 1838 Jan'y 7; living, 1892, Easton; 
m. 1865 Nov. 1, Easton, Maria Howard, dau. of Horace Dean 
& Bathsheba (Williams) Howard of Easton. 
v. Lewis Hodges 7 Goward, b. 1839 Nov. 14 ; living, 1892, Taunton ; 
m. 1868 Oct. 7, Bridgewater, Mass., Martha Ann Lincoln, dau. 
of Bezer & Rhoda (Leonard) Lincoln, 
vi. Willard Kimball 7 Goward, b. 1845 Jan'y 20 ; living, 1892, 
Easton; m. 1875 Oct. 7, Bridgewater, Harriet Louise King, 
dau. of Francis Dane & Mary Ann (Malone) King of Bridgewater. 
vii. Ellen Eliza 7 Goward, b. 1848 Oct. 12 ; living, 1892, Norton ; m. 
1872 June 20, West Roxbury, Mass., Everett Russel Leonard, 



260 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

of Norton, son of George Russel & Patience Emeline (Lincoln) 
Leonard of Norton. 

298 — SALLY 6 HODGES [135. Josiah 5 -" Nathan* John? Wm 1 ] b. 

1816 Jan'y 15, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1892 March 26, Easton, Mass. ; m. 
1850 April 22, Norton, CHARLES HAYWARD of Easton, son of 
Jerathmeel & Eebecca (Manley) Hay ward, b. 1812 Dec. 6, Easton ; 
d. 1878 Dec. 13, Easton. 

2 children born in Easton, Mass. : — 
i. Sarah Emily 7 Haywaed, b. 1851 April 14 ; living, 1892, Easton ; 

unm. 
ii. Amelia Caroline 7 Hatward, b. 1852 Oct. 13 ; living, 1892, 

Easton ; unm. 
Charles Hayward was brother of Nathaniel Hayward, whose 
invention of the use of sulphur in treating india-rubber, improved by 
Charles Goodyear, was the most important step ever taken in the 
manufacture of rubber goods, and was the basis of the rubber 
business. 

299 — LINTHA ADELINE 6 HODGES [136. Stephen 5 Josiah* Nathan* 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1812 Nov. 3, Norton, Mass. ; living, 1894, Norton ; m. 
1832 Feb. 13, Norton, CHARLES HARRISON BRICGS of Norton, son 
of Daniel & Esther (Smith) Briggs, b. 1808 March 12, Norton; d. 
1882 Nov. 9, Norton. 

2 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Harrison Hodges 7 Briggs, b. 1833 Nov. 25; m. Eunice Staples 
Leonard, dau. of Abner & Eunice (Staples) Leonard of 
Taunton, Mass. 

ii. Esther Adeline 7 Briggs, b. 1853 Jan'y 18 ; d. 1854 March 
12, Norton. 

300 — WEALTHY ALMIRA 6 HODGES [136. Stephen 5 Josiah" Nathan* 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1816 April 7, Norton, Mass. ; living, 1894, Norton, 
Mass.; m. 1842 June 23, Norton, DANIEL CRANE of Norton, son of 
Terry & Eoby (King) Crane, b. 1815 Nov. 4, Norton ; d. 1885 Feb. 
8, Norton. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Mary Annie 7 Crane, b. 1845 Feb. 1. ; d. 1885 April 6, Norton ; m. 
1861 Dec. 7, Norton, Lewis Henry Willis of Norton, son of 
Calvin & Sarah (Holmes) Willis of Norton. 

ii. Daniel Franklin 7 Crane, b. 1851 Nov. 27 ; living, 1894, Nor- 
ton ; unm. 

iii. Delia Jane 7 Crane, b. 1856 July 9 ; living, 1894, Norton ; unm. 

301 — CLARINDA MATILDA 6 HODGES [136. Stephen 5 Josiah* Na- 
than* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1819 Jan'y 22, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1880 April 21, 
San Francisco, Cal.; m. 1843 April 23, Norton, IRA COLBURN ROOT 
of Norton, son of Ephraim & Emma F. (Willis) Boot, b. 1811 Sept. 
22, Boston, Mass. ; d. 1885 July 4, San Francisco. 



THE TA UNION BRANCH. 261 

3 children : — 
i. Emma Frances 7 Root, b. 1844 Sept. 4, Norton ; d. 1861 Nov. 20, 

San Francisco, 
ii. Clara Morton 7 Root, b. 1852 April 29, Norton; living, 1892, San 

Francisco; m. 1870 Sept. 3, San Francisco, Charles Jesse 

Spear of S. F., son of Justus Isaac & Betsey (Smith) Spear of 

Stoughton, Mass. 
iii. Ira Colburn 7 Root, b. 1861 May 17, San Francisco ; d. 1861 Dec. 

5, San Francisco. 
Charles Jesse Spear served from June 14, 1861, to June 25, 

1864, in Co. H, 15th Indiana Infantry. 

302 — LYDIA 6 HODGES [139. Thomas 5 Wm*- % Henry 2 Wm>~\ b. 1777 
May 17, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1857 Feb. 8, Providence, R. I. ; m. 1799 
Feb. 12, Taunton, ENOS BRIGGS, b. 1775 March 9 or 10, Taunton; 
d. 1836 March 1 or June 11, Providence. 

9 children born in Westmoreland, N. H. : — 
i. Enos Hodges 7 Briggs, b. 1802, Jan'y 10 ; d. 1879 Oct. 24, Attle- 

boro, Mass.; m. (1) 1823 March 27, Taunton, Camilla Dean, 

dau. of Ebenezer & Dolly (Read) Dean of Taunton ; m. (2) 1868 

Feb. 4, Pawtucket, R. I., Mrs. Delia ( ) Shaw. 

ii. Sabrina 7 Briggs, b. 1804 Jan'y 5 ; d. 1889 June — , Brattleboro, 

Vt. ; m. 1833 Dec. 16, Dummerston, Vt., Abiel Abbot Walker 

of Dummerston, son of Abiel & Betsey (Veazey) Walker. 
iii. William 7 Briggs, b. 1806 May 5 ; d. 1872 Dec. 3, Farmland, 

Ind. ; m. Louisa Dean of Taunton, 
iv. Bradford 7 Briggs, b. 1808 Sept. 18 ; d. 1874 Nov. 23, Taunton ; 

m. Zeruah Harrington of Providence, R. I. 
v. Alfred 7 Briggs, b. 1810 June 9; d. Troy, N. Y. ; m. 1839 Oct. 

8, Troy, Jane Tripp of Troy, 
vi. Betsey 7 Briggs, b. 1813 April 2 ; living, 1894, Dummerston, Vt. ; 

m. (1) 1833 Oct. 1, Dummerston, David Knight of Dummerston, 

son of Jonathan & Bethany (Perry) Knight of Dummerston; m. 

(2) 1886 March 11, Dummerston, Jesse Edson Worden, son of 

Peter & Rachel (Hale) Worden of Halifax, Vt. 
vii. Albert 7 Briggs, b. 1815. Nov. 24 ; d. 1888 March 11, Providence, 

R. I. ; m. 1840 Nov. 24, Providence, Lucy Martin Hill, dau. 

of Aaron & Lucy (Martin) Hill of Providence, 
viii. Mary 7 Briggs, b. 1820 Jan'y 23, d. 1858 Oct. 14, Boston, Mass. ; 

m. Albert H. Potter of Providence. 
ix. Sarah 7 Briggs, b. 1823 Sept. 3; d. 1854 Aug. 21, Providence; m. 

1842 June 20, Providence, Alexander C. Hewitt of Providence. 

303 — THOMAS 6 HODGES [139. Thomas 5 Wm*-* Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1787 
or 1788, Taunton, Mass.; d. 1815 Nov. 29, Taunton, aged 27; m. 
ACHSAH REED, dau. of Isaiah & Abigail (Briggs) Reed, b. 1789, 
Taunton; d. 1816 Jan'y 17, Taunton, aged 26. 

2 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 
543. i. William Varnum 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Jan'y 9. 

ii Thomas Hodges, b. 1815 Dec. — ; d. 1816 Jan'y — , Taunton. 



262 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

304 — LEONARD 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John 3 Henry 2 
Win 1 ] b. 1801 Feb. 27, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1877 May 27, Norton ; m. 
1824 Nov. 26, Norton, CHLOE LANE, dau. of William & Molly 
(Knapp) Lane, b. 1805 June 10, Norton; d. 1883 Nov. 29, Norton. 
7 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

544. i. Leonard Morton 7 Hodges, b. 1827 June 29. 

545. ii. Chloe Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1829 April 4. 

iii. Fanny Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Feb. 9; living, 1894, Norton; 
unm. 

546. iv. Henry Gardner 7 Hodges, b. 1833 June 10. 

v. Anna Eliza 7 Hodges, b. 1835 July 4 ; living, 1894, Norton ; 
unm. 

vi. Caroline Bo wen 7 Hodges, b. 1841 June 13; living, 1894, 
Norton; unm. 

vii. Charlotte Amelia 7 Hodges, b. 1843 June 30 ; d. 1886 Aug. 
1, Taunton ; unm. 
Leonard 6 Hodges was educated in the public schools of his native 
town. His father being a carpenter, he early learned that trade, then 
completed his apprenticeship in Boston, and thereafter followed the 
business of contractor and builder. While yet a minor, in 1819, he 
took and successfully carried out the contract for building the Armory 
of the Norton Artillery Company, of which organization he became, 
at a later date, First Lieutenant. His reputation as a skilled 
mechanic, and for honest and fair dealing, grew rapidly, and soon 
brought him to the front as a business man. Among the many 
buildings which he erected, and which still testify to his skill and 
thoroughly good work, are the residence of Gov. Marcus Morton in 
Taunton (now the Morton Hospital) built in 1827 ; the Bristol County 
Bank Building, finished in 1833, which has long been considered an 
ornament to the city of Taunton; the two "Bliss houses" in Attleboro, 
erected about 1829, long occupied by George Bliss and Jonathan 
Bliss, and at the time regarded as the finest residences in that section 
of the State; and the Unitarian church in Norton, built in 1835, and 
still occupied by the Society. Enjoying the confidence and respect 
of his townsmen to an unusual degree, he was called on to fill many 
official positions, although he was not an office-seeker and his private 
business was sufficient to occupy all his time. He was 8 years, 
(1837-39 and 1867-71) selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor 
and 3 years Special County Commissioner. He represented Norton 
in the State legislature in 1857. He was Justice of the Peace. He 
was prominent in the Church and superintendent of the Congrega- 
tional Parish Sunday School. In politics he was a Whig, so long as 
that party existed ; then he united with the Republican party. By 
his energy, ability, industry and economy he amassed quite a fortune. 
Many instances could be cited of his faithfulness in discharging his 
duties, his conscientiousness and indomitable energy. While on the 
Board of Selectmen, the meetings were held about four miles from 
his home. When nearly 70 years old, he drove one dark evening 
through a blinding snow-storm, over nearly impassable roads to the 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 263 

place of meeting, to find himself alone, the younger men, living a 
short distance away, not daring to brave the storm. [Leonard M. 
Hodges.'] 

305 — HANNAH PECK 6 HODGES [144. Leonard* Andrew* John 3 
Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1803 June 15, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1885 July 25, Nor- 
ton ; m. 1824 Sept. 12, Taunton, Mass., ASA 7 ARNOLD [No. 322. ii.], 
son of Asa & Jemima 6 (Hodges) Arnold, b. 1797 Aug. 10, Norton ; d. 
1871 Aug. 29, Norton. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Hannah Hodges 7 Arnold, b. 1826 April 3; living, 1892, Warwick, 
E. I. ; m. 1850 Dec. 26, Norton, Benjamin Wilber Vaughn of 
Warwick, son of Holden Brown & Elizabeth (Carpenter) Vaughn 
of E. Greenwich, E. I. 

ii. Fanny Maria 7 Arnold, b. 1833 Oct. 7 ; d. 1853 Dec. 21, Norton; 
unm. 

iii. Asa Leonard Hodges 7 Arnold, b. 1837 Dec. 23; d. 1846 Oct. 18, 
Norton. 

3Q6 — ABBY ANN 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John* Henry 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1805 Dec. 15, Norton, Mass.; d. 1881 Aug. 10, Norton, m. 
1836 Nov. 22, Norton, JOSEPH DANA SWEET, son of John & Eunice 
(Tucker) Sweet, b. 1803, Feb. 17, Norton; d. 1889 Jan'y 11, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Lewis Hodges 7 Sweet, b. 1837 Nov. 2; d. 1863 June 15, Port 

Hudson, La.; unm. 
ii. Abby Ann 7 Sweet, b. 1840 July 17 ; living, 1894, Wiscasset, Me. ; 
m. 1867 May 30, Norton, Charles Harrison Walker of Wool- 
wich, Mel, son of John & Jane (Potter) Walker of Woolwich. 
iii. Joseph Franklin 7 Sweet, b. 1842 Nov. 15; living, 1894, Norton; 
m. 1866 Oct. 17, Taunton, Mass., Cord ana Mereda Smith, 
dau. of Paran Field & Mereda (Field) Smith of Taunton. 
iv. Andrew Hodges 7 Sweet, b. 1845 Oct. 2; living, 1894, Norton; m. 
1870 June 8, Norton, Mary Ella Messenger, dau. of Austin & 
Selina Ann Fobes (Alden) Messenger of Norton. 
Lewis Hodges 7 Sweet died in the service of his country. He 
enlisted in Co. F, 4th Mass. Vols., was mustered into the service of 
the U. S., Sept. 23, 1862, and was promoted to be sergeant. He was 
with his regiment in its arduous campaign in Louisiana, was in the 
3-days' fight at Bisland, April 11-13, 1863, and the pursuit of the 
enemy to Franklin on April 14, and at the siege of Port Hudson. In 
the assault on Port Hudson, June 14, 1863, he was terribly wounded, 
and died of his wounds on the following day. 

307 — LOUISA CAROLINE 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John* 
Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1808 May 18, Norton, Mass.; d. 1879 March 18, 
Attleboro, Mass. ; m. DENNIS CAPRON, son of Elijah & Lydia (Sweet) 
Capron, b. 1802 Oct. 23, Attleboro; d. 1884 Dec. 30, Attleboro. 



264 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

3 children born (except the first) in Attleboro, Mass. : — 

i. Harford Augustus 7 C apron, b. 1828 Oct. 10, Norton; living, 
1892, Attleboro; m. 1850 March 21, Attleboro, Rhoda Perry 
Thrasher, dau. of Simmons & Rhoda (Perry) Thrasher of 
Rehoboth, Mass. 

ii. Eliza Jane 7 Capron, b. 1831 Jan'y 10 ; living, 1892, Attleboro ; 
m. 1857 Nov. 26, Attleboro, Shepard Wheaton Carpenter, 
son of Wheaton Alice & Alice (Briggs) Carpenter of Attleboro. 

iii. Everett Sweet 7 Capron, b. 1832 Dec. 1G; living, 1892, Attle- 
boro; m. 1855 Oct. 11, Whiting, Vt., Arabella Adelia Gibson, 
dau. of Levi Brown & Huldah (Bush) Gibson of Whiting. 

308 — LEWIS 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1810 Aug. 9, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1837 Oct. 15, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 
1832 Aug. 9, Taunton, SALLY B. ROUND, dau. of Zina & Lydia 
(Goff) Bound, b. 1809 May 9, Taunton; m. (2) 1842 May 31, Eben- 
ezer Gooding ; and d. 1865 Aug. 29, Dighton, Mass. 
One child born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

547. i. Lewis Bradford 7 Hodges, b. 1834 April 2. 

309— EARL 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew 4 John 5 Henri/ Wm 1 ] 
b. 1810 Aug. 9, Norton, Mass.; d. 1857 April 3, Norton; m. 1831 
April 22, Norton, HARRIET LANE, dau. of William & Molly (Knapp) 
Lane, b. 1807 July 10, Norton; d. 1894 May 27, Norton. 
2 children : — 

548. i. Rufus Earl 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Aug. 23, Taunton, Mass. 

549. ii. Emma Taylor 7 Hodges, b. 1844 July 15, Norton. 

Earl 6 Hodges followed his father's trade and was a carpenter 
and builder. He passed his life in Norton where he was prominent 
and influential, and active in ecclesiastical, military and civil matters. 
He was Captain of the Norton Artillery Company from 1836 to 1839 
and on July 10, 1844, received the commission of Major in the State 
Militia, but decided not to accept. He was Justice of the Peace, was 
selectman in 1840, 1841 and 1842, and representative in 1844 and 
1845. He was appointed postmaster in 1845 and held the position 
until his death when he was succeeded by his widow. He was much 
interested in the temperance movement and was the second President 
of the Norton Total Abstinence Society. 

310 — LEPHA MIRANDA 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andretv 4 John 5 
Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 1813 March 19, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1894 Dec. 2, Taun- 
ton, Mass.; m. 1832 May 10, Taunton, SAMUEL SEAVER, son of 
William & Lydia (Presbrey) Seaver, b. 1808 June 10, Taunton; d. 
1884 July 3, Taunton. 

4 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. Samuel Leonard 7 Seaver, b. 1834 June 19 ; d. 1894 Dec. 17, 
E. Bridgewater, Mass. ; m. 1855 Oct. 21, E. Bridgewater, Lucy 
Conant Byram, dau. of Branch Lewis & Lucy Conant 
(Harlow) Byram of E. Bridgewater. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 265 

ii. George Francis 7 Seaver, b. 1836 July 27; living, 1894, Taun- 
ton; m. 1866 Nov. 20, Lakeville, Mass., Jane Montgomery, 
dau. of John & Mary Ann (Washburn) Montgomery of Lakeville. 
iii. Miranda Hodges 7 Seaver, b. 1838 Jan'y 16 ; d. 1839 Sept. 16, 

Tauntou. 
iv. James Edward 7 Seaver, b. 1840 July 14; living, 1894, Taun- 
ton; m. 1863 Dec. 21, Taunton, Frances Elizabeth Monagle, 
dau. of Charles & Jane (Ray) Monagle of Taunton. 

Samuel Seaver was a contractor and builder and always resided 
in the place of his birth. He and his wife celebrated their golden 
wedding in 1882 and his widow passed her last days in the house 
which, built on the same site, replaced the one which she had entered 
as a bride. 

Samuel Leonard 7 Seaver received his education at the Bristol 
County Academy and the Taunton High School, and then engaged in 
business with his father. In 1873 he became agent of the Carver 
Cotton-Gin Company of East Bridgewater, and traveled extensively 
through the Southern States in the interest of his company. His 
health failed, compelling him to relinquish his position, and he 
engaged in his former business as contractor. He belonged to the 
Masonic Fraternity and was a member of the Old Colony Commandery 
of Abington, Mass. 

George Francis 7 Seaver enlisted at the first call for troops in 
1861, and served for three months with the Marine Artillery Co. of 
Providence, B. I. In the same year he was commissioned Second 
Lieutenant of Co. C, 3rd B. I. Artillery. He was engaged at the 
capture of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, in April, 1862, and at the siege and 
reduction of Fort Wagner, in Charleston harbor, June to September, 
1863. In the autumn of 1863 he resigned. He was City Marshall 
of Taunton in ,1877 and 1878, and was then appointed to a position 
on the Mass. State Police. He was a member of the Taunton Com- 
mon Council in 1870, and Alderman in 1871 and 1872. 

James Edward 7 Seaver was mustered into the U. S. Service, 
June 15, 1861, as private in Co. D, 7th Mass. Infantry and was pro- 
moted through the different grades of non-commissioned officers. 
On Nov. 22, 1862, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, and on 
May 5, 1863, First Lieutenant, acting as Quartermaster of the regi- 
ment. He was wounded in the charge on Marye's Heights, Fredericks- 
burg, Va., May 3, 1863, and as his wound finally incapacitated him 
for further active service, he resigned the following November. He 
has studied the history and genealogies of his native town, has liber- 
ally given information to the compilers of this history, and was one 
of the principal contributors to the History of Taunton, published 
in 1893, the long and interesting chapters on Taunton's military his- 
tory, from the beginning to the present time, being from his pen. 
He was City Marshall of Taunton in 1884 and 1885, and at the end 
of 1894 was appointed Chairman of the Board of health. 

311 — ANDREW JAMES 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew 4 ' John* 
Henry* JFra 1 ] b. 1815 Oct. 31, Norton, Mass. ; living, 1893, Peoria, 



266 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

111.; m. 1844 Aug. 1, Delavan, 111., SARAH ELIZABETH GRANT, dau. 

of Joseph & Sarah (Hubbard) Grant, b. 1821 Oct. 16, Johnston, 
E. I. ; living, 1893. 

5 children born (except the first) in Peoria, 111. : — 

550. i. Anna Elvira 7 Hodges, b. 1845 July 13, Delavan, 111. 

ii. Lewis Grant 7 Hodges, b. 1848 Sept. 25 ; d. 1850 March 15, 
Peoria. 

551. iii. Mittie May 7 Hodges, b. 1859 June 17. 

iv. Jennie Grant 7 Hodges, b. 1863 Jan'y 30; living, 1893; 
unm. 

v. Charles Andrew 7 Hodges, b. 1865 Sept. 19; living, 1893; 
unm. 
Andrew James 6 Hodges, having learned the trade of carpenter, 
went to Delavan, 111., in 1837, to assist in building the large hotel 
there of the Delavan Association, and thus became one of the first 
settlers of Delavan. He remained in that place until 1848, when he 
removed to Peoria. He engaged very successfully in the manufac- 
ture of agricultural implements, and in 1867 became owner and man- 
ager of a large factory in Pekin, 111., where he made the Hodges 
Harvester or grain-header, a machine extensively used throughout the 
Northwest and the Pacific States, and also in South America. In 
1891, feeling the necessity of being relieved from the cares of so 
large a business, he sold his interest in the factory. He is now 
President of the Merchants National Bank of Peoria. 

312 — ROYAL PECK 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John 3 Henri/ 
Wm 1 ] b. 1818 Aug. 1, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1893 Aug. 5, Norton ; m. (1) 
1846 Sept. 9, Norton, MARTHA MARIA LEONARD, dau. of Cromwell 
& Belinda (Copeland) Leonard, b. 1816 May 20, Norton ; d. 1864 
April 29, Norton. He m. (2) 1865 April 3, Norton, HENRIETTA 
CATHERINE PALMER, dau. of Ephraim & Susan (Snow) Palmer, b. 
1835 March 5, Gardiner, Me. ; living, 1894, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Julia Belinda 7 Hodges, b. 1847 Aug. 10 ; d. 1879 Sept. 11, Taun- 
ton, Mass. ; m. 1878 Aug. 1, Norton, John Marshall Field of 
Taunton, son of Artemas & Fanny D. (Snow) Field of Taunton. 
No children. 
ii. Frederick Leonard 7 Hodges, b. 1856 June 29 ; living, 1894, 

Norton; unm. 
iii. Cromwell Franklin 7 Hodges, b. 1858 Jan'y 4; living, 1894, 

Norton ; unm. 
iv. Martha Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1866 May 22 ; living, 1894, Norton ; 
unm. 
Boyal Peck 6 Hodges at the age of 15 began to learn the carpen- 
ter's trade with his father and older brothers. Having completed his 
apprenticeship he went to Delavan, 111., in 1837, for the Delavan 
Association, and when their hotel was finished, went to Salem, Ind., 
and thence, after about a year, to Greencastle, Ind. At this last 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 267 

place lie was engaged on the construction of the buildings of Asbury 
University, on the completion of which in 1840, he went to Natchez, 
Miss., and thence to New Orleans. The winter of 1840-41 he devoted 
to a pleasure-trip to Cuba, visiting different parts of the island. He 
returned to Norton in April, 1841, and not long after entered into 
partnership with his brother Earl, in the manufacture of sashes, 
doors and blinds, having a saw mill and a sash mill on the Rumford 
Eiver. Subsequently he sold the machinery to parties in Lewiston, 
Me., and set it up in that place for the purchasers. On March 28, 
1850, he started for California and arrived in San Francisco May 14. 
He spent about 3 years in this State, working for a few months in 
the gold mines, but the rest of the time practising his trade of car- 
penter and builder in San Francisco. Returning to Norton he devoted 
his attention chiefly to farming, giving but little time to his trade 
except to build a number of houses for himself. He was much 
interested in the Bristol County Agricultural Society, served on many 
of its committees, and was a director for 12 or 13 years. He filled 
several town offices in Norton, where he was assessor, selectman and 
Justice of the Peace. He retained his vigor of mind and body to the 
end of his days. 

313 — LYDIA TAYLOR 6 HODGES [144. Leonard 5 Andrew* John 3 
Henri/ WmF\ b. 1820 Dec. 16, Norton, Mass. ; living, 1894, Wellesley, 
Mass. ; in. 1851 March 26, Norton, BENJAMIN CASWELL, son of 
Samuel & Polly (Seaver) Caswell, b. 1805 Oct. 20, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 
1874, Jan'y 18, Taunton. 

4 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 
i. Mart Zibiah 7 Caswell, b. 1852 March 20 ; living, 1894, Welles- 
ley ; until. 
ii. Charles Benjamin 7 Caswell, b. 1853 Oct. 8; living, 1892, 
Beatrice, Neb. ; m. 1887 Sept. 26, Norton, Alice Halfred 
Round, dau. of Dr. Benjamin Mason & Sophia (Morey) Round 
of Norton. 
iii. Annie Thompson 7 Caswell, b. 1854 Dec. 25 ; d. 1873 Feb. 21, 

Taunton ; unm. 
iv. Bertha Lydia 7 Caswell, b. 1858 July 22 ; living, 1894, Welles- 
ley; unm. 
314 — SEWALL 6 HODGES [145. Benf Josiah* Henry 3 - 2 Wm v \ b. 
1773 Feb. 3, Stoughtonham (later Sharon, now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 
1849 Oct. 22, Foxboro; m. (1) 1805 Nov. 6, Canton, Mass., SALLY 
BILLINGS, dau. of John & Unity (Shepard) Billings, b. 1778 Feb. 27, 
Canton; d. 1816 May 1, Sharon. He m. (2) 1817 Nov. 6, Mansfield, 
Mass., JUDITH SHERMAN, dau. of Seth & Mary (Harkness) Sherman, 
b. 1784 Sept. 17, Bellingham, Mass. ; d. 1862 April 30, Foxboro. 
10 children born in Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass. : — 

i. Sally 7 Hodges, b. 1807 Feb. 23 ; d. 1890 Feb. 25, Foxboro ; 
m. 1834 Jan'y 6, Foxboro, James Daniels of Foxboro, son of 
James & Naomi (Guild) Daniels of Foxboro. No children. 



268 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

552. ii. Alfred 7 Hodges, b. 1809 Feb. 16. 

553. iii. Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1811 Dec. 17. 

554. iv. Orra 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Nov. 13. 

v. William Sewall 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Aug. 6 ; d. 1820 Sept. 6, 

Sharon. 
vi. Abigail Sherman 7 Hodges, b. 1820 June 10 ; d. 1882 Nov. 

21, Smithfield, E. I. ; m. 1863 Feb. 3, Mansfield, Mass., 

Eichard Battet of Smithfield, son of Jesse & Nancy (Smith) 

Battey of Burrillville, B. I. No children. 

555. vii. Buth Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Dec. 20. 

viii. Judith Sherman 7 Hodges, b. 1823 June 26; d. 1893 May 5, 
Providence, B. I. ; m. 1855 Jan'y 1, Providence, Asa Stone of 
Providence, son of Asa & Phebe (Greene) Stone of Coventry, 
B. I. No children. 

556. ix. Anne Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1825 April 25. 

x. David Sewall 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Aug. 29 ; d. 1831 Dec. 26, 
Sharon. 
Sewall 6 Hodges was a farmer and lived on the land taken up by 
his father. He was an earnest, industrious and honorable man, just 
in his dealings and strong in his convictions. He signed the first 
temperance-pledge and cast the first Free Soil vote in the town of 
Sharon. He was actively interested in the cause of education and 
contributed liberally to the establishment and support of the 
circulating library in his town. He was a cordial friend of Bev. 
Jonathan Whittaker, and when the pastorate of this minister was 
terminated by a schism in the Church and Society, he joined the 
Friends' Society in Mansfield, and sent all his children to finish their 
education at the Friends' school in Providence, B. I. In 1834 he 
built that part of the Boston & Providence Bailroad which passed 
over his land. After the double track was laid, while crossing the 
railroad, he was struck by a train and died in a few hours. 

315 _ DANIEL 6 HODGES [145. Benj 5 Josiah* JTenry 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1775 
Jan'y 28, Stoughtonham (later Sharon, now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 
1849 Nov. 3, Sharon; m. 1800 Dec. 30. Sharon, NABBY RICHARDS, 
dau. of Ebenezer & Elizabeth (Lyon) Bichards, b. 1779 Feb. 3, 
Stoughtonham ; d. 1842 Aug. 12, Sharon. 
4 children born in Sharon, Mass. : — 

557. i. Daniel 7 Hodges, b. 1802 May 2. 

ii. Abigail 7 Hodges, b. 1805 May 28 ; d. 1830 March 20, 
Sharon ; unm. 

558. iii. Esther Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1808 Dec. 18. 

559. iv. Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Sept. 4. 

316— ESTHER 6 HODGES [145. Benj 5 Josiah* Henry*- 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1777 Aug. 28, Stoughtonham (later Sharon, now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 
1867 April 15, Sharon; m. 1799 Nov. 24, Sharon, MOSES RICHARDS, 
son of Ebenezer & Elizabeth (Lyon) Bichards, b. 1770 July 27, 
Stoughtonham ; d. 1857 March 15, Sharon. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 269 

7 children born in Sharon, Mass. : — 
i. Esther 7 Richards, b. 1800 Sept. 19 ; d. 1882 April 12, Stoughton, 

Mass. ; m. 1829 May 27, Stoughton, James Smith of Stoughton, 

son of James & Mary (Smith) Smith of Canton, Mass. [See No. 

146, vi.] 
ii. Moses 7 Richards, b. 1802 Sept. 6; d. 1891 Dec. 27, Norwood, 

Mass. ; m. 1830 Jan'y 21, Dedham, Mass., Mary Hill Sumner, 

dau. of Thomas & Betsey (Nason) Sumner of Dedham. 
iii. Betsey 7 Richards, b. 1804 Nov. 19 ; d. 1877 Jan'y 1, Norwood ; 

unm. 
iv. Nancy 7 Richards, b. 1807 March 1 ; d. 1891 Feb. 2, Sharon ; m. 

1828 June 12, Canton, John Fisher Randall of Sharon, son of 

John & Nancy (Richards) Randall of Sharon, 
v. William 7 Richards, b. 1810 June 2 ; d. 1894 March 20, 

Sharon ; unm. 
vi. Amy 7 Richards, b. 1812 Nov. 24 ; cl. 1840 Feb. 18, Boston, 

Mass. ; m. 1837 Aug. 30, Sharon, Seth Pettee of Boston, son of 

Seth & Huldah (Capen) Pettee of Sharon, 
vii. Olive 7 Richards, b. 1815 Aug. 5 ; d. 1885 Feb. 14, Sharon ; unm. 

317 — HANNAH 6 HODGES [145. Benj 5 Josiah* Henri/ 3 - 2 IFro 1 ] b. 
1784 May 2, Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 1858 May 3, Canton, 
Mass. ; m. 1806 April 17, Sharon, THOMAS BILLINGS, son of John & 
Unity (Shepard) Billings, b. 1782 July 9, Canton; d. 1827 Dec. 
29, Canton. 

5 children born in Canton, Mass. : — 

i. Vashti 7 Billings, b. 1807 Feb. 2 ; d. 1808 March 2, Canton. 

ii. George 7 Billings, b. 1809 Jan'y 1 ; d. 1864 March 5, Sharon ; m. 

1833 Sept. 4, Canton, Rebecca 7 Gay, dau. of Hezekiah 6 & 

Rebecca (Holmes) Gay [No. 146, i.]. 
iii. Harriet 7 Billings, b. 1812 April 14 ; d. 1882 March 12, 

Canton ; m. 1831 Dec. 28, Joseph Leavitt of Meredith, N. H., 

son of John & Sally (Ward) Leavitt of Meredith, 
iv. Asa 7 Billings, b. 1816 Dec. 3 ; d. 1862 Nov. 19, Sharon ; m. 1844 

April 3, Canton, Almira Shorey Carpenter, dau. of Elihu & 

Hannah (Albee) Carpenter of Canton. 
v. Ira 7 Billings, b. 1816 Dec. 3 ; d. 1864 Nov. 11, Canton ; unm. 

318 — JOSEPH 6 HODGES [145. Benj 5 Josiah" Henri/- 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 
1786 Aug. 6, Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 1874 March 23, 
Belmont, Me. ; m. 1808, his cousin, NANCY 6 HODGES [No. 150, ii.], 
dau. of Josiah 5 & Tabitha (Smith) Hodges, b. 1784 Oct. 2 ; d. Belmont. 

6 children : — 

i. Nancy 7 Hodges, b. 1809 May 29, prob. in Sharon ; d. young. 
ii. Hannah 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Dec. 25, prob. in Sharon ; m. 
Andrew Jackson of Belmont, Me. No children. 

560. iii. Joanna 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Oct. 13, prob. in Sharon. 

561. iv. Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1819 March 4, prob. Wilton, Me. 

562. v. Rachel 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Aug. 3, Belmont. 



270 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

563. vi. Nancy Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Oct. 24, Belmont. 
Joseph 6 Hodges, described as "of Sharon," on Sept. 12, 1816, 

bought 114 acres of land in Wilton, Me., and evidently settled on it. 
On Feb. 16, 1818, being then called « yeoman, of Wilton," he sold 
these 114 acres and possibly then moved to Belmont, Me., where he 
lived many years. But probably he did not move thither until the 
end of 1822, as he executed deeds of land in Wilton under dates of 
Feb. 28, 1820, Dec. 22, 1821, and Oct. 2, 1822, in all of which he is 
described as " of Wilton." 

319 — BENJAMIN 6 HODGES [145. JBenf Josiah* Henry 3 - 2 Wm}~\ b. 
1789 April 11, Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 1881 Dec. 9, Fox- 
boro; m. (1) 1811 Nov. 8, Sharon, HANNAH TALBOT, dan. of Josiah 
& Susannah (Morse) Talbot, b. 1788 Feb. 11, Sharon ; d. 1838 Jan'y 
19, Foxboro. He m. (2) 1839 Dec. 24, Foxboro, SUSANNAH SUMNER, 
dau. of William & Susannah (Turner) Sumner, b. 1798 April 17, 
Foxboro ; d. 1877 Sept. 1, Foxboro. 

6 children born in Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass. : — 

564. i. Benjamin Franklin 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Aug. 26. 

565. ii. Emeline 7 Hodges, b. 1815 March 16. 

566. iii. Lucy 7 Hodges, b. 1818 May 3. 

iv. Lewis 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Nov. 9 ; d. 1822 Oct. 17, Sharon. 
v. Marcus Pratt 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Oct. 13 ; living, 1894, Fox- 
boro; unm. 

567. vi. Catherine Frances 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Dec. 25. 
Benjamin 6 Hodges was a farmer and passed his long life on the 

homestead of his father, seldom leaving his native town. He was a 
man of quiet habits, modest and unassuming, genial and hospitable, 
and of such sterling honesty and uprightness that he was loved and 
respected by all his neighbors. He joined the Congregational church 
in Sharon and afterwards became a member of the Congregational 
church in Foxboro. By persistent industry and steady economy he 
acquired a competence, and was able to do many kindly acts in 
unobtrusive ways. He was fond of his kin, and for 22 consecutive 
years, and until his death, the annual gatherings of the descendants 
of Josiah 4 Hodges were held at his farm. At these merry reunions of 
the family, no one was happier than he. His homestead was in that 
part of Sharon which was annexed to Foxboro in 1850, and is now 
called East Foxboro. It is now [1894] owned by his son, Marcus 
Pratt 7 Hodges, who has contributed many facts to this family 
history. 

320 — ANNA 6 HODGES [145. Benj 5 Josiah 4 Henri/- 2 Wm^b. 1791 
Aug. 15, Sharon (now Foxboro), Mass.; d. 1860 Nov. 29, Sharon; m. 
1822 July 11, Sharon, AMOS BARDEN of Walpole, Mass., b. 1791 
Sept. 16; d. 1854 April 7, Sharon. 

3 children born in Walpole, Mass. : — 
i. Amos Williams 7 Barden, b. 1823 Nov. 29 ; d. 1880 Feb. 10, Nor- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 271 

wood, Mass. ; in. 1856 May 7, Sharon, Louisa Jane Smith, dan. 

of Jacob & Mary Clapp (Leonard) Smith of Sharon. 
ii. Charles Hodges 7 Barden, b. 1825 March 13 ; d. 1848 Sept. 20, 

Sharon ; unm. 
iii. Geokge Francis 7 Barden, b. 1830 April 20 ; d. 1876 Sept. 7, 

Woodstock, Me.; m. 1861 Nov. 18, Sharon, Harriet Pollard 

Davis, dau. of Adam Grant & Elvira (Pollard) Davis of Sharon. 

321 _ MERCY 6 HODGES [152. Zeph b Henri/- 3 - 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. prob. 1766, 
Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1785 June 30, Taunton, SYLVESTER COBB, son 
of Richard & Constant (Burt) Cobb, bapt. 1762 July 28, Taunton; 
moved to Vermont and thence to Canada. 

Children (at least 7) : — 
i. Mercy 7 Cobb. 
ii. John 7 Cobb. 
iii. Alanson 7 Cobb. 
iv. Leonard 7 Cobb. 
v. Harriet 7 Cobb. 
vi. A daughter. 

vii. Elizabeth 7 Cobb, b. 1803 March 17 ; d. 1891 Sept. — , Raynham, 
Mass.; m. Woodbury. 

322 — JEMIMA 6 HODGES [152. Zeph* Henry* • z - 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1769 
Nov. 7, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1862 March 19, Norton, Mass. ; in. 1794 
Dec. 27, Taunton, ASA ARNOLD, son of David & Phebe (Pratt) 
Arnold, b. 1768 Feb. 3, Norton ; d. 1833 May 4, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Phebe 7 Arnold, b. 1795 Nov. 10 ; d. 1868 March 10, Adrian, 

Mich.; m. 1812 Nov. 26, Norton, Turner Crane of Taunton, 

son of George & Phila Crane of Taunton, 
ii. Asa 7 Arnold, b. 1797 Aug. 9 ; m. Hannah Peck 6 Hodges. See 

No. 305. 
iii. Fanny Hodges 7 Arnold, b. 1802 Oct. 28 ; d. 1820 July 20, 

Norton. 
iv. Anna Maria 7 Arnold, b. 1810 July 21 ; living, 1893, Taunton ; 

m. 1838 Nov. 25, Norton, David Woodward of Norton, son 

of David & Lucinda (Richmond) Woodward. 

323 — ANNA SHAW 6 HODGES [152. ZepK h Henri/- 3 - 2 Wm l ~\ b. 
Taunton, Mass. ; moved to Vermont ; m. (1) pub. 1797 Oct. 20 at 
Norton, Mass., Dr. IRA SMITH, son of David & Abigail (Gilbert) 
Smith, b. 1766 March 2, Norton ; d. about 1802, Monkton, Vt. She 
m. (2) Jackson. 

Children : — 
Leonard 7 Smith. 

Caroline 7 [Smith or perhaps Jackson]. 
Rawlins 7 [Smith or perhaps Jackson], 

Anna Shaw 6 Hodges had 3 children by her first husband ; but it 
has not been ascertained definitely whether Caroline and Rawlins 
were by her first or her second husband. 



272 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

324— ZEPHANIAH LEONARD 6 HODGES [152. Zeph h Henry*-*- 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1786 July 22, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1870 Jan'y 26, Taunton ; 
m. (1) 1809 Oct. 1, Taunton, DOLLY 6 REED, dan. of John & Mary 5 
(Godfrey) Reed [No. 72, iv.], b. 1785 May 31, Taunton; d. 1849 July 
29, Taunton. He m. (2) 1855 Jan'y 17, Boston, Mass., CLARISSA 
(HATHAWAY) PERKINS, widow of Larra Michel Perkins of Taunton, 
dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Crane) Hathaway, b. 1805 Aug. 6, 
Berkley, Mass. ; d. 1887 March 29, Taunton. 
5 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

568. i. John Reed 7 Hodges, b. 1812 July 1. 

569. ii. Zephaniah 7 Hodges, b. 1814 March 22. 

iii. Harriet 7 Hodges, b. 1816 May 31 ; living, 1892, Rome, 
.N". Y. ; unm. 

570. iv. George Frederic 7 Hodges, b. 1820 April 18. 

v. Charles Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1823 March 26 ; d. 1849 Dec. 
— , Cal. ; unm. 
Zephaniah Leonard 6 Hodges entered Brown University, but did 
not complete the course of study. He was a man of cultivated mind, 
and a great reader. He was very fond of music, could play 
remarkably well on several instruments, and was one of the origi- 
nal and prominent members of the Beethoven Society of Taunton, 
which was organized in 1821. He had a strong mechanical bent and 
engaged in several mechanical pursuits, at one time being a manufac- 
turer of musical instruments, in which business he attained consider- 
able reputation. He built in 1823, the first organ used in the Broad- 
way Congregational church of Taunton, and in 1829 the organ of the 
St. Thomas Episcopal church of Taunton. Both of these instruments 
were in use for many years. He achieved an especial reputation for 
his violincellos, a number of which proved to be of exceptional value. 
He was a strong temperance man and a courageous Abolitionist. At 
the age of 82 [wrote one of his children whom he was visiting] he 
was in full possession of his mental powers, took long walks, read 
without glasses, and enjoyed playing the violincello with an accom- 
panying instrument, by the hour; he read at sight any music placed 
before him, and showed in his playing no sign of age except a slight 
tremble in drawing the bow. 

325 — MARY 6 HODGES [153. Spencer 5 Henry*- 3 - 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 1771 May 
1, Stoughtonham (now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 1849 Dec. 15, Seward 
(now Richmondville), K Y. ; m. 1799 Oct. 25, Foxboro, MELZAR 
SKINNER, son of Solomon & Sarah (Brintnall) Skinner, b. 1773 April 
15, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1833 Dec. 23, Sharon (now Richmond- 
ville), K Y. 

4 children born in Sharon, 1ST. Y. : — 
i. Solomon 7 Skinner, b. 1804 Feb. 1 ; d. 1863 Dec. 25, Richmond- 
ville; m. 1834 Dec. 25, Sharon, Jemima Smith, dau. of David & 
Bathsheba (Mills) Smith of Sharon. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 273 

ii. Phebe Hodges 7 Skinner, b. 1806 Oct. 31 ; d. 1863 Feb. 24, 
Seward ; m. 1843 May 31, Seward, Luther Robinson. 

iii. Mercy Dean 7 Skinner, b. 1808 March 22 ; d. 1843 Nov. 28, 
Seward ; m. 1836 Nov. 14, Seward, Andrew G-rosfent of 
Seward, son of Simeon & Hannah. (Winegord) Grosfent of 
Oswego, N. Y. 

iv. Sally 7 Skinner, b. 1816 March 31; d. 1883 Dec. 17, Seward ; m. 
1838 Feb. 22, Sharon, Francis Moak of Sharon, son of Francis 
& Catherine (Vanderburgh) Moak of Albany Co., N. Y. 

326 — LYDIA 6 HODGES [153. Spencer* Henry*- 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1775 July 
3, Stoughtonham (now Foxboro), Mass. ; d. 1868 April 20, Rehoboth, 
Mass.; m. LEONARD WHITE, son of Nathan & Mary (Leonard) 
White, b. 1770 Nov. 27, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1853 Jan'y 27, 
Dighton, Mass. 

7 children born (except the 3rd) in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Barney Leonard 7 White, b. 1795 Feb. 15; d. 1872 Dec. 17, 
Shirley, Mass. ; m. 1819 Sept. 6, Grafton, N. H, Mercy Eeed, 
dau. of Bailey & Elizabeth (Valentine) Reed of Grafton. 

ii. Emily 7 White, b. 1802 May 16 ; cl. 1879 Dec. 9, Taunton, Mass. ; 
m. 1825 Dec. 8, Attleboro, Mass., John Wastcoat, son of John 
& Cordelia (Bean?) Wastcoat of Dighton, Mass. 

iii. Spencer Hodges 7 White, b. 1805 July 15, Orono, Me. ; d. 1876 
Aug. 17, Elmira, N. Y. ; m. 1835, Needham, Mass., Katharine 
Mackintosh Broad, dau. of Calvin & Priscilla (Mackintosh) 
Broad of Needham. 

iv. Roanna 7 White, b. 1808 Feb. 22 ; d. 1843 March 25, Wrentham, 
Mass. ; m. 1826 Nov. 30, Rehoboth, Fisher Messinger, son of 
George Whitefield & Polly (Fisher) Messinger of Wrentham. 

v. John Dean 7 " White, b. 1809 Sept. 26 ; d. 1877 July 8, Shirley ; 
m. 1843 Nov. 15, Mansfield, Eliza Fisher Richards, dau. of 
William & Laura (Stephens) Richards of Dedham, Mass. 

vi. Eliza Jane 7 White, b. 1811 Dec. 25 ; living, 1892, Rehoboth ; m. 
1830 Dec. 2, Mansfield, William Smith of Rehoboth, son of 
John & Mary (Caswell) Smith of Rehoboth. 

vii. Mercy Williams 7 White, b. 1816 July 24 ; living, 1892, Con- 
cord, Mass. ; m. 1837 Nov. 22, Newton, Mass., Moses Kimball 
Noyes, son of Thomas & Sarah (Hamphill) Noyes of Dor- 
chester, N. H. 

327 — PHEBE 6 HODGES [153. Spencer 5 Henri/- 3 - 2 Wm}~\ b. 1779 
Dec. 18, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1865 July 28, Dighton, Mass. ; m. 1820 
May 4, Foxboro, ABIJAH AUSTIN, son of Zachariah & Elizabeth 
(Piggsley) Austin, b. 1770 Sept. 6, Dighton; d. 1856 Jan'y 29, 
Dighton. 

1 child born in Dighton, Mass. : — 
i. Mercy Hodges 7 Austin, b. 1821 Feb. 27 ; d. 1880 Feb. 23, 
Dighton; m. 1840 Oct. 4, Dighton, Ebenezer Reed Gay of 
Dighton, son of Lewis & Sally (Reed.) Gay of Dighton. 



274 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

328— WILLIAMS 6 HODGES [153. Spencer* Henry*-*- 3 Fra 1 ] b. 1781 
Oct. 12, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1837 Jan'y 9, New York Mills, N. Y. ; m. 
pub. at Middleboro, Mass., 1811 Oct. 5, LUCY WESTON, dau. of Seth 
& Hope (Thomas) Weston, b. 1790 Feb. 20, Middleboro ; d. 1875 Nov. 
6, New York Mills. 

11 children born (except the last 3) in Decatur, N. Y. : — 
i. Lucy Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1813 June 21 ; d. 1831 May 10, New 

York Mills. 
ii. Urania 7 Hodges, b. 1814 Nov. 22 ; living, 1893, New York 

Mills ; unm. 
iii. Sarah 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Jan'y 16 ; d. 1831 Dec. 15, New York 

Mills. 
iv. Abigail 7 Hodges, b. 1817 May 5 ; d. 1857 March 25, New York 

Mills ; unm. 
v. Harriet Newell 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Sept. 6; d. 1830 Oct. 16, New 

York Mills. 
vi. Hope Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1822 May 6; d. 1839 Aug, 19, New 

York Mills, 
vii. Mercy Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Nov. 22 ; d. 1856 May 9, New 

York Mills ; unm. 
viii. Spencer Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Nov. 27; d. 1847 April 12, 

New York Mills ; unm. 
ix. Thomas Weston 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Aug. 10, New York Mills ; d. 

1831 Sept. 23, New York Mills. 
x. William Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1830 Jan'y 20, New York Mills ; d. 

1831 March 18, New York Mills, 
xi. Martha 7 Hodges, b. 1831 April 7, New York Mills ; living, 

1893, New York Mills ; unm. 
Williams 6 Hodges and his wife, immediately after their marriage, 
with bright anticipations of the future, set out in their own 
conveyance for New York State, and after a journey of nine days 
reached Decatur, where he had purchased land and decided to make a 
home. Here they lived about 14 years, and here all but three of 
their children were born. But through the trickery and dishonesty 
of another, they lost their farm; and in 1826 they moved to New 
York Mills. Although many trials came to them — in loss of 
property and deaths of children — they maintained their sterling 
integrity and sturdy independence. Both were strong in their ideas 
of right and wrong, strict in the observance of the Sabbath, and 
imbued with an abhorrence of getting into debt. When Mr. Hodges 
died his widow showed even more plainly than before her strength 
and ability, and managed to bring up her family without deviating 
from her principles of right and independence, which she tried, and 
with success, to instill into the minds of her children. Of these 
children, none married, and only two are now (1893) living. [Martha 
Hodges.'] 

329_SPENCER 6 HODGES [153. Spencer 5 Henry*-* '• a Wm l ] b. 1783 
Aug. 24, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1865 July 12, Foxboro ; m. 1811 May 20, 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 275 

Foxboro, ESTHER PAYSON, dau. of Swift & Esther (Clapp) Fayson, 
b. 1785 Jan'y 6, Foxboro ; d. 1860 May 15, Foxboro. 
3 children born in Foxboro, Mass. : — 

i. Spencer Payson 7 Hodges, b. 1812 April 11 ; d. 1892 March 

19, Taunton, Mass. ; unm. 
ii. Esther Clapp 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Oct. 11 ; living, 1892, Fox- 
boro; unm. 

571. iii. Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Oct. 5. 

330 — ELKANAH 6 HODGES [153. Spencer' Henri/-*-* Wm 1 ] b. 1788 
July 17, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1870 June 16, Foxboro ; m. TRUELOVE 7 
CLARK, dau. of Thacher & Truelove 6 (Hewes) Clark [No. 115, i.], b. 
1791 July 21, Foxboro ; d. 1888 Dec. 31, Foxboro. 
2 children born in Foxboro, Mass. : — 

i. Albert Clark 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Oct. 10 ; d. 1885 Oct. 22, 
Foxboro; m. 1851 Nov. 10, New York City, Jane Marie 
Andrews, b. 1828 Nov. 10, Needharn, Mass.; living, 1892, 
Foxboro. 1 child:— Henry Albert 8 Hodges, b. 1853 April 10, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. 1883 July 4, Newton, Mass. 

572. ii. Elvira 7 Hodges, b. 1811 Nov. 21. 

Elkanah 5 Hodges was a carpenter by trade. He served in the 
War of 1812. 

Albert Clark 7 Hodges early in life engaged in the straw goods 
business in Foxboro, and afterwards carried on the same trade for 
years in New York City. He was very successful in his business, 
but finally lost heavily by the failure of Vyse & Sons. His business 
took him frequently to Europe and thus he had the opportunity of 
visiting many foreign lands. It is stated that no man connected with 
the millinery -trade had a more extensive acquaintance with its 
members, or was more popular with those brought into contact with 
him by his business. His kindness, courtesy, social ability and 
pre-eminent conversational powers made for him hosts of friends to 
whom he was very dear. 

Henry Albert 8 Hodges spent much of his youth at school in 
Foxboro. In 1870 he went to Europe with his mother and 
studied: first, in a school near Geneva, Switzerland ; next at Neuilly, 
near Paris ; and then in Dresden. After a trip through Germany 
and Italy he went with his mother to Valencia, Spain, where he was 
dangerously sick for many weeks with rheumatic fever. This left 
him with an organic disease of the heart and was the origin of the 
trouble, Bright's Disease, which caused his death some ten years 
later. He returned to the United States and spent four years at the 
Columbia College School of Mines, New York City, where he 
graduated in 1878. After graduation, he entered the office of a 
New York firm which was engaged in the business of tube and 
driven wells. His brilliant intellectual abilities, rendered the more 
attractive by a sunny nature and kindly wit, were rapidly bringing 
him into prominence, when his disease compelled his retirement from 
active business and finally ended his life. 



276 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

331 — OTIS 6 HODGES [153. Spencer 5 Henry*-*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1792 
July 4, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1868 Oct. 7, Foxboro ; m. 1829 Aug. 9, 
Foxboro, VIRGINIA DELATOUR 7 CLARK, dau. of Thacher & Truelove 6 
(Hewes) Clark [No. 115, i.], b. 1804 July 28, Foxboro; d. 1855 Sept. 1, 
Foxboro. 

2 children : — 

573. i. Henry Otis 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Dec. 29, Foxboro, Mass. 

574. ii. George Delatour 7 Hodges, b. 1837 March 7, Boston, Mass. 
Otis 6 Hodges passed his life in Foxboro, where he was a prom- 
inent citizen. He was town clerk in 1832 and 1833. He served in 
the War of 1812, and continued in the militia afterward, rising 
through the various grades to the rank of Captain commanding one 
of the Foxboro companies. 

332 — LYDIA 6 HODGES [154. Henri/-*-*-* TFm 1 ] b. 1787, Taunton, 
Mass. ; d. 1821 Nov. 8, Berkley, Mass. ; m. 1811 March 5, Taunton, 
JABEZ FOX of Berkley, son of Jabez & Mary (Strowbridge) Fox, 
b. 1777 Aug. 5, East Windsor, Conn. ; d. 1862 Nov. 30, Berkley. 

6 children born in Berkley, Mass. : — 
i. Henry Hodges 7 Fox, b. 1812 Jan'y 17 ; d. 1869 March 13, Boston, 

Mass. ; m. 1835 Dec. 3, Berkley, Sarah Ann Burt, dau. of 

Daniel & Sally (Winslow) Burt of Berkley. 
ii. Sally Hastings 7 Fox, b. 1813 Oct. 2 ; living, 1892, Berkley ; m. 

1836 Sept. 7, Berkley, Thomas Chace Dean of Berkley, son of 

Thomas & Betsey (Chace) Dean of Berkley, 
iii. William Cowper 7 Fox, b. 1815 May 18; lost at sea, 1837 Feb. 13 ; 

unm. 
iv. Eev. Jabez 7 Fox, b. 1817 Oct. 7 ; living, 1892, Galveston, Texas ; 

m. (1) 1845 July 5, Marshall, Mich., Emaline Jane Bobs on, 

dau. of John & Sarah Ann (Goodrich) Robson of Marshall ; m. 

(2) 1850 May 6, Marengo, Mich., Leonora LaVende Hoxsie, 

dau. of John Bentley & Theresa (Barber) Hoxsie of Marengo, 
v. Barney Newell 7 Fox, b. 1820 March 18 ; living, 1892 ; unm. 
vi. Noah Allen 7 Fox, b. 1821 Oct. 25; d. 1821 Nov. 8, Berkley. 

333 — WILLIAM HENRY 6 HODGES [156. Abiather 5 Henry*- 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] 
d. 1849, Newfane, Vt. ; m. 1825 May 6, Dover, Vt., HANNAH 
HASTINGS, dau. of Jonathan & Hannah (Shaw) Hastings, b. 1793 
Oct. 3, Wilmington, Vt. ; d. 1864 Feb. 26, Newfane. 

2 children: — 
i. William Hastings 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Aug. 28, Dover, Vt. 
ii. Chauncey Asbury 7 Hodges, b. 1829 July 16, Dover; married 
and settled in Lynn, Mass. 

334 — MIRIAM 6 HODGES [159. Joseph 5 -*-* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1776 
May 3, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1829 March 1, Norton ; m. 1796 April 14, 
Norton, ISAAC LANE, son of Ephraim & Elizabeth (Copeland) 
Lane, b. 1769 May 28, Norton ; d. 1843 Nov. 14, Norton. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 277 

8 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. Isaac 7 Lane, b. 1797 Sept. 25; d. 1798 Oct. 1, Norton. 
ii. Miriam 7 Lane, b. 1799 Jan'y 25 ; d. 1872 May 2, Savoy, Mass. ; 

m. 1821 Nov. 13, Norton, Enos Dean of Savoy, son of Enos & 

Lydia (Codding) Dean of Taunton, Mass. 
iii. Isaac 7 Lane, b. 1801 Sept. 4 ; d. 1866 Jan'y 22, Middleboro, 

Mass. ; m. (1) 1838 June 14, Johnston, B. I., Eliza Ann 

Tripp ; m. (2) 1843 Feb. 16, Middleboro, Susan Smith (Tripp) 

Sweet ; both daughters of Elijah & Amy (Payne) Tripp of 

Johnston, B. I. 
iv. Simeon Hodges 7 Lane, b. 1803 Dec. 18; d. 1835 July 14, Norton; 

m. 1831 June 6, Taunton, Zilpha Hodges 6 Short [No. 143, ii.], 

dau. of Luther & Zilpha 5 (Hodges) Short. 
v. Angelina 7 Lane, b. 1807 April 4 ; d. 1894 Aug. 26, Norton ; m. 

1828 Oct. 12, Norton, Oliver Starkweather Titus of Norton, 

son of Joseph & Content (Walker) Titus of Norton. 
vi. Sarah Ann 7 Lane, b. 1809 Oct. 28 ; d. 1888 June 6, Abington, 

Mass. ; m. 1851 Jan'y 1, Middleboro, Isaac Eansome Jackson 

of Abington, son of Bansome & Sarah (Forbes) Jackson of 

Carver, Mass. 
vii. Fanny Dean 7 Lane, b. 1816 Oct. 13 ; living, 1894, Middleboro ; 

m. 1854 June 10, Middleboro, Amasa Thompson of Middleboro, 

son of Samuel & Clarissa (Sturtevant) Thompson of Halifax, 

Mass. 
viii. James Bliss 7 Lane-, b. 1816 Oct. 13 ; living, 1893, Taunton, 

Mass. ; m. 1871 June 4, Taunton, Nancy Byram. 

335 — LURANA 6 H6DGES [159. Joseph?- 4 - 3 Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 1778 
Nov. 28, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1855 April 29, Norton ; m. (1) 1803 Jan'y 
20, Norton, DAVID LANE, son of Ephraim & Elizabeth (Copeland) 
Lane, b. 1778 Aug. 15, Norton ; d. 1822 June 2, Norton. She m. (2) 
1824 June 26, Norton, SAMUEL HUNT, son of Samuel & Abigail 
(Day) Hunt, b. 1766 March 31, Norton; d. 1830 Oct. 18, Norton; 
having m. (1) 1790 Jan'y 28, Sarah Walker. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 
i. David Copeland 7 Lane, b. 1803 Dec. 3; d. 1885 Nov. 12, Norton; 

m. pub. at Norton, 1829 Oct. 9, Abiah Wilde, dau. of Samuel & 

Abiah (Hall) Wilde of Taunton, 
ii. Lurana Williams 7 Lane, b. 1805 Nov. 10 ; m. Newton Sanford 6 

Hodges. See No. 351. 
iii. Don Ferdinand 7 Lane, b. 1810 July 20 ; d. 1892 March 5, 

Taunton, Mass.; m. pub. at Norton, 1834 March 23, Harriet 

Titus, dau. of Joseph & Content (Walker) Titus of Norton, 
iv. Mary Hodges 7 Lane, b. 1814 Aug. 17 ;. d. 1860 May 7, 

Norton; unm. 

336 — JOSEPH 6 HODGES [159. Joseph*-*-* Henry 2 Wm}~\ b. 1781 
April 17, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1857 Oct. 25, Palmer, Mass. ; m. 1805 
Aug. 15, Norton, SALLY GILBERT, dau. of John & Polly (Bass) 
Gilbert, b. 1785 Aug. 5, Norton; d. 1861 June 10, Cambridge, Mass. 



278 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

3 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 
575. i. Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1806 May 19. 

ii. Sally Bass 7 Hodges, b. 1807 Oct. 26 ; d. 1839 Sept. 18, 
Maumee City, Ohio ; m. 1837 Sept. 2, Albany, N. Y., Alpheus 
Wing Boynton, son of Caleb & Zipporah (Burgess) Boynton 
of Fayette, Me. No children. 
iii. Daniel Gilbert 7 Hodges, b. 1809 or 1810 ; d. 1814 July 25, 
Norton, in 5th year. 

Joseph 6 Hodges was a farmer and a surveyor. Having a very 
high reputation for honor and justice, as well as ability, he was in 
much demand as arbitrator in cases of disputed boundaries, and in all 
matters relating to real estate questions. He was a kind-hearted 
man, genial and pleasant, and was very popular and much respected. 
He lived in Taunton at the time of his marriage, and was Captain of 
one of the militia companies from 1807 until 1812. When on 
military duty he wore the famous silver-hilted sword which had 
descended by inheritance to him from his great-grandfather, Major 
Joseph 3 Hodges. About 1812 he moved to Norton and lived there 
some 14 or 15 years. He was a resident of Norton when appointed 
Justice of the Peace, Jan'y 7, 1825, and for some time after. In 1830 
he was a resident of Canton, Mass., for in that year the town 
committee made a contract with him for the map of Canton which 
was published in 1831. The map was made from actual surveys and 
the contract-price was $30. While a resident of Canton, he lived part 
of the time in the Bemis house and part of the time in the Bussey 
house. He was for some years in charge of the Bussey farm, which 
now, known as the Arnold Arboretum and under the management of 
Harvard University, is one of the most famous institutions of Boston. 
He moved to Palmer, Mass., about 1843, and there passed the 
remainder of his life. 

Sally (Gilbert) Hodges was a capable, energetic, New England 
woman. She directed with ability her domestic affairs, and managed 
the household finances. She carefully reared her children, to whom 
she was a devoted mother, holding their interests paramount to all 
others. Hence it was that, when some articles were needed for her 
home, and ready cash was not immediately available, the silver hilt 
of Major Joseph's sword was sacrificed by her for the sake of her 
family, and by the process of barter, was transmuted into silver 
spoons. The blade is still owned by her grandchildren. 

337 — SOPHIA 6 HODGES [159. Joseph 5 -*- 3 Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 1783 
Nov. 20, Norton, Mass.; d. 1867 May 27, Norton; m. 1810 May 24, 
Norton, ISAAC WHITE, son of Isaac & Mehitable (Lane) White, b. 
1783 April 17, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1856 Feb. 22, Norton. 

5 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. Clarissa 7 White, b. 1812 Aug. 8 ; d. 1847 Sept. 27, Mansfield ; m. 
1842 Jan'y 5, Mansfield, Henry Gooding Keed of Taunton, 
Mass., son of John & Rebecca (Gooding) Reed of Taunton. 
ii. Sophia Hodges 7 White, b. 1814 Aug. 28 ; living, 1891, Peterboro, 
N. H. ; unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 279 

iii. Charlotte 7 White, b. 1817 June 8 ; <L 1821 Oct. 3, Mansfield. 

iv. Charlotte Louisa 7 White, b. 1822 July 31 ; d. 1854 June 22, 
North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass.; m. 1847 June 3, 
Mansfield, Lewis Keith of North Bridgewater, son of Bela & 
Mary (Kingman) Keith of North Bridgewater. 

v. Mariet 7 White, b. 1824 Nov. 14; d. 1856 July 16, North Bridge- 
water; m. 1855 June 5, Norton, Lewis Keith, above mentioned. 

338 — WILLIAMS 6 HODGES [159. Joseph 5 - 4 -* Henri/ JTm 1 ] b. 1786 

April 20, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1877 April 27, Norton ; m. 1822 Aug. 27, 
Dighton, Mass., AVIS PALMER WHITMARSH, dau. of Bobert & Avis 
(Perry) Whitmarsh, b. 1797 Jan'y 14, Dighton; d. 1884 Nov. 15, 
Norton. 

10 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

576. i. Charles Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Sept. 12. 

577. ii. Mart Avis 7 Hodges, b. 1824 Dec. 15. 

iii. Angelia Palmer 7 Hodges, b. 1826 May 13 ; d. 1848 Sept. 
10, Norton ; unm. 

578. iv. Joseph Francis 7 Hodges, b. 1827 Dec. 1. 

v. Simeon Whitmarsh 7 Hodges, b. 1830 May 26 ; d. 1830 July 

7, Norton, 
vi. Hester Stanhope 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Sept. 16 ; d. 1833 Aug. 

14, Norton, 
vii. Hester Stanhope 7 Hodges, b. 1833 July 18 ; d. 1836 April 

3, Norton, 
viii. Clarissa 7 Hodges, b. 1835 Sept. 26 ; living, 1894, Norton ; 

m. 1878 Aug. 27, Norton, Benjamin Parker of Norton, son 

of Daniel & Lucy (Hathaway) Parker of Barnstable, Mass. 

No children. 
ix. Emma Rebecca 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Oct. 5 ; living, 1894, 

Norton; unm. 

579. x. Alfred Baylies 7 Hodges, b. 1840 Aug. 17. 

Williams 6 Hodges attended school in his native town, but during 
his earliest years the school advantages were few. He often gave his 
children accounts of those primitive times, when the scholars 
assembled in a farm-house kitchen or a vacated shop, and when the 
reading books contained chiefly extracts from the orations of the old 
Romans, many of which extracts he knew by heart and could repeat 
word for word. He was of a studious nature and especially fond of 
history, and took every opportunity to improve his education. He 
taught school in Taunton, Rehoboth and Norton, and his teaching 
was long remembered as of the best in those days. He was always 
interested in the public affairs of his town, State and nation, was at 
one time selectman of Norton and for a number of years was assessor ; 
but he did not care to hold public office, and devoted his time and 
thoughts mainly to his private affairs, spending his leisure hours, 
when possible, among his books. He attended the First Church in 
Norton until he was 70 years old, and then united with the Methodist 
Society in Barrowsville. His life was one of quiet usefulness, and 



280 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

the daily beauty of his character, his unswerving integrity and 
adherence to the right won for him the love and esteem of his 
neighbors. [Jfrs. Mary A. Lane.'] 

339 — CLARISSA 6 HODGES [159. Joseph 5 - 4 - 3 Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1788 
April 18, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1856 Nov. 19, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1813 
May 13, Norton, HODGES 6 REED, son of John & Mary 5 (Godfrey) 
Eeed [No. 72, iv.], b. 1790 June 3, Taunton; d. 1864 April 15, 
Taunton. 

6 children born (except the first) in Boston, Mass. ■ — 
i. Edgar Hodges 7 Reed, b. 1814 July 3, Taunton ; d. 1893 April 25, 

Taunton ; m. 1837 Aug. 30, Taunton, Ellen Augusta 7 Godfrey, 

dau. of Charles 6 & Hannah (Shaw) (Dean) Godfrey [No. 121, iii.] 

of Taunton. 
ii. Clarissa Williams 7 Eeed, b. 1817 June 6; d. 1869 Aug. 29, 

West Boxbury, Mass. ; m. 1846 May 25, Taunton, Benjamin 

Webb Williams, son of Eev. Nathaniel West & Priscilla (Webb) 

Williams. 
iii. William Frederick 7 Eeed, b. 1820 Sept. 13 ; d. 1820 Nov. 20, 

Boston, 
iv. Eev. Frederick Alonzo 7 Eeed, b. 1821 Dec. 7 ; d. 1883 June 9, 

Harvard, Mass. ; m. 1850 April 30, Concord, Mass., Mary 

Cushing Hubbard, dau. of Darius & Sarah Leavett (Eice) 

Hubbard of Concord, 
v. Evelina 7 Eeed, b. 1825 May 7 ; living, 1894, Taunton ; m. 1849 

Oct. 10, Taunton, James Henry Dean of Taunton, son of 

Philander Williams & Mary Ann Anger (Carver) Dean of 

Taunton, 
vi. Charlotte Augusta 7 Eeed, b. 1828 Oct. 1; living, 1894, 

Taunton ; m. 1853 Oct. 6, Taunton, Eobert Sandeman 

Washburn of Taunton, son of Isaac & Phebe (Dyer) Washburn 

of Taunton. 
Hodges Eeed was born, and passed his boyhood, on the old Eeed 
homestead in Taunton, which has been owned and occupied by the 
Eeed family since 1680. In his early manhood he was a merchant 
in Boston. In 1830 he returned to Taunton and went into business 
with his brothers John and William. After some years the partner- 
ship was dissolved and he carried on the business alone until near the 
close of his life. He was modest and unassuming, upright in all the 
affairs of life, and highly valued and respected by all with whom he 
came in contact. He possessed poetical talent and was the author of 
a large number of poems, many of which are of superior merit. He 
represented his town in the legislature in 1834 and 1836.. He and his 
wife were members of the Winslow Church (Trinitarian Congre- 
gational) for many years. [/. W. Wilcox.'] 

Edgar Hodges 7 Eeed spent his earliest years in Taunton and 
Boston. In 1834 he began business for himself in his native town, 
and carried it on continuously until July 1, 1889, when he retired, 
having gained a reputation as an able and successful merchant. He 



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was an enthusiastic and painstaking antiquary, and as such was well 
known in nearly all parts of the United States. His historical and 
genealogical gleanings, often obtained by hard personal labor and 
research, were freely dispensed to any and all who applied for help 
and information. He gave valuable aid to the compiler of the second 
edition of the Hodges Record, and was a generous contributor to 
this present edition. He was a member of the Old Colony Historical 
Society, and one of its directors. He united with the Spring Street 
Church (afterwards the Winslow) Oct. 2, 1842, and was superintend- 
ent of its Sabbath school for many years. He was treasurer of the 
Society from 1847 to 1871, and was chosen Deacon, Feb. 6, 1862, in 
which office he continued until his death. He was an alderman for 
1865 and 1866, thus being a member of Taunton's first city govern- 
ment. He was a Representative to the legislature in 1869, and failed 
of a re-election only through his well-known temperance principles. 
He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good citizen, and in 
all the relations of life endeavored to do his duty towards one and all. 
[L W. Wilcox.'] 

Rev. Frederick Alonzo 7 Reed was educated at Amherst College 
and the Theological Seminary at Bangor, Me. His first pastorate 
was at Cohasset, Mass., where he remained 19 years ; his second was 
at East Taunton, where he spent 10 years. Failing health compelling 
him to abandon work for a time, he went to Europe, on his return 
residing in Concord, Mass. After about three years of rest he 
accepted a call from the church in Harvard, Mass., and was there 
three years when he received the higher call. He was an interesting 
and instructive preacher, a faithful pastor, unobtrusive and self- 
forgetful, charitable, friendly, and ever ready to lend a helping 
hand. He was greatly beloved in all the places where he ministered 
and in all his- life was happy and his labor fruitful. He was an 
excellent writer, careful in preparation and felicitous in expression. 
He wrote The Twin Heroes, which was published by the Congrega- 
tional Publishing Society, and also The Boy Lollard, the proofs of 
which he read just before his death. His historical sermon, preached 
at the re-dedication of the church in Harvard, was also published. 
The end came suddenly, through apoplexy, though severe injuries, 
arising from a fall three weeks before, had laid him aside from 
labor. 

340— NANCY 6 HODGES [159. Joseph 5 - 4 - 3 Hennf Wm}~\ b. 1790 
April 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1883 May 8, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1821 
Jan'y 4, Norton, ELIJAH COPELAND, son of William & Martha 
(White) Copeland, b. 1785 March 22, Mansfield; d. 1872 Aug. 3, 
Mansfield. 

6 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. Elijah 7 Copeland, b. 1822 April 11; living, 1893, Mansfield; m. 

1876 March 21, Norton, Abbie Jane Freeman, dau. of Nathaniel 

& Sarah Jane (Blanding) Freeman of Norton. 
ii. Laura Ann 7 Copeland, b. 1824 Jan'y 11 ; d. 1860 March 28, 

Mansfield; unm. 



282 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

iii. Almon 7 Copeland, b. 1826 Feb. 20 ; d. 1880 Sept. 30, Mansfield ; 

m. 1852 Sept. 22, Mansfield, Elizabeth Allen, dau. of Otis & 

Susannah (Deane) Allen of Mansfield, 
iv. Stella Maria 7 Copeland, b. 1828 Oct. 30 ; living, 1893, Foxboro, 

Mass. ; m. 1862 April 30, Mansfield, Edwin Brown 7 Leonard 

[No. 277, vii.], son of Lewis & Bethiah 6 (Hodges) Leonard of 

Foxboro. 
v. Sarah Williams 7 Copeland, b. 1830 Sept. 16; living, 1893, 

Mansfield; unm. 
vi. Lurana Hodges 7 Copeland, b. 1834 Aug. 22 ; living, 1893, 

Andover, Mass. ; m. 1863 Aug. 26, Mansfield, William Blair 

Graves, Prof, at Phillips Academy, Andover, son of Cyrus & 

Lucena (Thayer) Graves of West Fairlee, Vt. 

341 — JOSEPH 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1791 March 10, prob. Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1853 Aug. — , Petersham, 
Mass.; m. CLARISSA PERKINS, dau. of Samuel & Hannah (Stone) 
Perkins, b. 1792 April 18, New Salem, Mass. ; d. 1849 Feb. 23, Middle- 
field, Ohio. 

13 children: — 

i. Lemuel Freeman 7 Hodges, b. 1811 Sept. 19, Petersham ; d. 
1840 Dec. 15, Cambridge, Ohio ; unm. 

580. ii. Almira Sophia 7 Hodges, b. 1813 March 15, Petersham. 

581. iii. Joseph Warren 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Jan'y 23, New Salem. 

582. iv. Nathaniel Willard 7 Hodges, b. 1816 July 26, New 

Salem. 

583. v. Clarissa Almeda 7 Hodges, b. 1818 May 19, Petersham. 

584. vi. Hannah Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1820 March 15, Petersham, 
vii. Charles Henry 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Jan'y 1, Avon, N. Y. ; d. 

1865 Aug. 28, Middlefield, Ohio; m. 1850 June 2, Cleveland, 
Ohio, Lucy Ann Hatch, dau. of Dwight Foster & Phylitia 
(Hobbs) Hatch, b. 1830 July 10, Greece, N. Y. ; living, 1892, 
Welshfield, Ohio, having m. (2) David Lewis Pope. 1 child: — 
George Henri/ Hodges, b. 1851 Feb. 27, Middlefield; d. 1862 
Aug. 30, Middlefield. 
viii. Fanny Adelpha 7 Hodges, b. 1824 June 24, Petersham ; d. 
infancy, Petersham. 

585. ix. Lucinda Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Aug. 26, Petersham. 

586. x. Fanny Mary 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Jan'y 2, Springfield, Mass. 

587. xi. Waterman Sweet 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Feb. 16, Springfield, 
xii. Ellen Lucina 7 Hodges, b. 1833 June — , Eden, N. Y. ; d. 

1833 July — , Eden. 

588. xiii. Frances Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1835 March 15, Montville, 

Ohio. 
Joseph Hodges was probably born in Taunton, although his father 
may have moved to Worcester County, Mass., before his birth. His 
home for many years was in Petersham. In 1832 he moved with 
his family to Erie County, N. Y., and thence, after a couple of years, 
to Geauga County, Ohio. In 1853 he returned to his early home and 



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there died soon after his arrival. He served as a soldier in the War 
of 1812. [Mrs. Mary A. Maynard.] 

Charles Henry 7 Hodges was a carpenter and joiner, and then 
became a farmer. He resided in Cleveland until the time of his 
marriage, and then settled in Middlefield, where he engaged success- 
fully in farming, making a specialty of the breeding of fine-wool 
sheep. He was a man of excellent habits and was liked and respected 
by all who had dealings with him. His death, from heart trouble, 
came to him very suddenly, while he was putting his team into the 
stable, and he dropped lifeless without warning. [Mrs. Lucy A. Pope.] 

342 — LUCINDA 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph* Henry 2 Win 1 ] 
b. Taunton or Sutton, Mass. ; d. 1871, Nov. — , Athol, Mass. ; m. 
WILLIAM WOOD of Mendon, Mass. 

2 children : — ■ 
i. William 7 Wood, d. about 1833, aged about 14 years, 
ii. Mary Ann 7 Wood, m. Sanford Bigelow. 

343 — ARDELISSA 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph 3 Henmj 1 
Wm l ] b. 1797 Nov. 28, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1880 Oct. 20, Petersham, 
Mass. ; m. 1816 Feb. — , Athol, Mass., LEVI BLODGETT, son of Levi 
& Keziah (Puffer) Blodgett, b. 1795 Oct. 2, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1877 
Feb. 2, Petersham. 

8 children : — 
i. Elbridge Gerry 7 Blodgett, b. 1817 Feb. 4, New Salem, Mass. ; 

d. 1817 Feb. 7, New Salem, 
ii. Lysander Willard 7 Blodgett, b. 1818 April 29, New Salem; 

living, 1892, Petersham; m. 1843 March 27, Petersham, Mary 

Lucy Pratt, dau. of Zebina & Lucy (Goodnough) Pratt of 

Shutesbury, Mass. 
iii. Joseph Gleason 7 Blodgett, b. 1820 March 10, New Salem ; d. 

1837 Aug. — , Petersham. 
iv. Louisa Cornelia 7 Blodgett, b. 1822 May 25, Hoosac, N. Y. ; d. 

1876 June 18, Amherst, Mass.; m. 1847 Oct. — , Phillipston, 

Mass., Lyman Brigham Morse of Amherst. 
v. Henry Shepherd 7 Blodgett, b. 1824 Aug. 16, New Salem; d. 1833 

April — , Petersham, 
vi. Elizabeth 7 Blodgett, b. 1832 June 16, Petersham ; living, 1892, 

Petersham; in. (1) 1854 July 2, Petersham, Emory Osgood of 

Petersham, son of Ephraim & Freedom (Pike) ^Osgood of 

Petersham ; m. (2) 1862 May 14, Petersham, Charles Seymour 

Ensign of Northampton, Mass., son of Noble Ensign of 

Northampton, 
vii. George Leonard 7 Blodgett, b. 1835 Nov. 6, Petersham ; living, 

1892, Petersham; m. 1861 Jan'y 31, Petersham, Delucia 

Sophia Stone, dau. of Elnathan & Maria (Towne) Stone of 

Dana, Mass. 
viii. Hannah Sophia 7 Blodgett, b. 1841 May 17, Petersham j 

living, 1892, Petersham; unm. 



284 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

344 — BRADFORD 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph* Henry* 
Wm 1 ] b. 1801, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1868 Nov. 29, Petersham, Mass., 
aged 67; m. HANNAH BOSWORTH, dau. of William & Lucy Bos- 
worth, b. 1805 or 1806, Petersham ; d. 1877 May 2, Petersham, 
aged 71. 

1 child : — 

i. George W 7 . Hodges, living, 1892, Athol, Mass. 

345 — HANNAH WHITE 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim 4 Joseph 3 Henry 2 
Wm}~\ b. 1803 Dec. 22, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1869 April 13, Waterbury, 
Conn.; m. 1825 May 24, Ware, Mass., HENRY PENNIMAN ANDER- 
SON, son of John & Phebe (Barr) Anderson, b. 1800 Nov. 28, New 
Braintree, Mass. ; d. 1881 Jan'y 13, New Braintree. 

2 children : — 

i. George Henry 7 Anderson, b. 1826 May 2, Ware, Mass. ; living, 
1892, West Haven, Conn. ; m. 1859 May 29, New Haven, Conn., 
Caroline Dorcas Peck, dau. of William Augustus & Lucretia 
(Leete) Peck of Waterbury, Conn. 

ii. Hannah Sophia 7 Anderson, b. 1828 July 31, Barre, Mass. ; living, 
1892, West Brookfield, Mass. ; unm. 

346 — NANCY 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph 3 Henry 2 Wm x ~\ b. 
Barre, Mass. ; d. Worcester, Mass. ; m. (1) CHARLES DEAN of Ware, 
Mass. ; m. (2) . 

Children : — 
Charles 7 Dean, m. Jane Cleveland. 
Villroy 7 Dean. 
Lucretia 7 Dean. 

Augusta 7 Dean, m. Charles Lewis. 
Sophia 7 Dean, m. Frank Wilkinson. 
Lewis 7 Dean. 

347 — GEORGE LEONARD 6 HODGES [160. Joseph 5 Tim* Joseph 9 
Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1812 Oct. 22, Wendell, Mass. ; living, 1894, Amster- 
dam, N. Y. ; m. (1) 1841 April 13, Sunderland, Mass., MARY ANN 
SANDERSON, dau. of Lucius & Lavinia (Field) Sanderson of 
Sunderland; m. (2) 1863 Dec. 24, Hartford, Conn., NELLIE ANNA 
COMFORT, dau. of Thomas & Mary (Holiday) Comfort, b. 1842 
Sept. 9, William stown, Mass. ; living, 1894. 

6 children: — 

589. i. Mary Louise 7 Hodges, b. 1842 Jan'y 17, Greenfield, Mass. 

ii. George Edward 7 Hodges, b. 1844 Oct. 8, Sunderland ; d. 
1861 Dec. 26, Wilbraham, Mass. 

590. iii. Louis Smith 7 Hodges, b. 1850 Aug. 8, Sunderland. 

iv. Charles 7 Hodges, b. 1852 May — , Sunderland; d. 1855 

June — , Enfield, Mass. 
v. Georgia Augusta 7 Hodges, b. 1866 Oct. 1, Fitchburg, Mass. ; 

living, 1894; unm. 



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vi. Jennie Lucinda 7 Hodges, b. 1868 June 28, Fitchburg; 
living, 1894; tinm. 
George Leonard 6 Hodges, when only nine years old, went to 
work, receiving $4 per month. This job lasted eight months, at the 
end of which time he had left, after paying all his expenses, the sum 
of 24 dollars. During this time he visited his parents every week, 
going home Sunday morning and returning at night, walking nine 
miles each way. At the age of eleven he left his father's house in 
New Salem and went to his uncle, Timothy Hodges, in Greenfield, 
N. Y., and staid with him two years. Then a visit from his brother 
Timothy gave rise to such an attack of homesickness, that the two 
boys started off and made the 150-mile journey home on foot, getting 
an occasional lift from kind-hearted teamsters. He has always made 
his own way in the world, and has kept up his life of energetic, 
pushing work until within the last few years, when attacks of 
rheumatic fever have interfered with his activity. " I have always 
found plenty of work to do," he writes, " and have had my share of 
the griefs and troubles, as well as of the sunshine, that falls to the lot 
of man in this world. I have buried all my boys, lost money and 
regained it, and yet am poor. But I have kept the name unsullied." 

348 — GEORGE 6 HODGES [163. George 5 Jonathan* Joseph 8 Henry 2 
Wm l ~\ b. 1786 July 10, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1843 Aug. 7, Norton ; 
m. 1805, SARAH 6 HARVEY, clau. of Joel 5 & Abigail (Briggs) Harvey 
[No. 66], b. 1779 Oct. 16, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1854 May 4, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Phebe Arnold 7 Hodges, b. 1806 March 1 ; d. 1848 April' 18 ; 
m. 1825 Nov. 20, Norton, James Leonard Perry, son of 
James & Adah (Shepardson) Perry of Easton, Mass. 
ii. Sarah Webb 7 Hodges, b. 1809 March 15 ; m. 1838 Nov. 18, 
Norton, Milton B. Barney of Taunton. 2 children, one of 
whom died young, and the other was adopted and changed his 
name to Hayward. 
591. iii. Nancy Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1809 March 15. 

iv. Hannah Harvey 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Feb. 18 ; d. 1829 Feb. 
20, Norton. 
George 6 Hodges lived in Norton at the place where his father 
lived before him. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812. 

349 — SARAH 6 HODGES [164. Jonathan 5 -* Joseph 5 Henry 2 Wm Y \ b. 
1794 March 1, Norton, Mass.; d. 1865 Aug. 3, Augusta, Me.; m. 
1818 May 31, Norton, RICHARD CASWELL, son of Bowdoin & 
Abigail (Crane) Caswell, b. 1792 April 27, Attleboro, Mass. ; d. 1858 
July 20, Mercer, Me. 

7 children born in Winthrop, Me. : — 
i. George 7 Caswell, b. 1820 April 25; d. 1889 June 11, Mercer, 
Me. ; m. 1865 June 3, Norridgewock, Me., Lydia Quimby Ham, 
dau. of William & Bebecca (Hussey) Ham of Mercer. 



286 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ii. Almon 7 Caswell, b. 1822 April 28 ; living, 1894, Skowhegan, 
Me. ; m. 1852 June 10, Mercer, Joanna Kilgore Williams, 
dau. of John & Mercy (Greenleaf) Williams of Mercer, 
iii. Harriet 7 Caswell, b. 1824 April 9 ; living, 1894, East Madison, 
Me.; m. 1876 Sept. 5, Madison, Kev. Stephen Messer of 
Madison, son of Samuel & Charlotte (Bennett) Messer of Oak- 
land, Me. 
iv. Charlotte 7 Caswell, b. 1826 April 17 ; d. 1847 Feb. 13, Lowell, 
Mass.; m. 1845 June 20, Lowell, John Cutting Baker of 
Lowell, son of Daniel & Lydia (Miller) Baker of Princeton, 
Mass. 1 child: — Henry Almon* Baker, b. 1846 Feb. 3, Lowell; 
d. 1865, Andersonville prison, Ga. 
v. Albert 7 Caswell, b. 1828 July 14 ; living, 1894, South Water- 
ford, Me. ; m. (1) 1854 July 10, Bridgton, Me., Mary Elizabeth 
Swan, dau. of Abel & Betsey (Swan) Swan of Conway, IN". H. ; m. 
(2) 1864 Nov. 6, Augusta, Me., Mary Phenela Swan, dau. of 
Thomas & Eliza (Sanderson) Swan of Waterford, Me. 
vi. Edward 7 Caswell, b. 1831 July 9; living, 1894; m. 1858 Nov. 
25, Augusta, Me., Nancy Love Sandford, dau. of James 
Wilson & Nancy (Potter) Sandford of Augusta. 
vii. Susan Hodges 7 Caswell, b. 1835 March 23 ; d. 1868 Sept. 16, 
Augusta, Me. ; m. 1863 Feb. 18, Borne, Me., Stephen Worster 
of Borne, son of Lemuel & Nancy (Mason) Worster of Mercer, Me. 
Sarah 6 Hodges possessed the sterling qualities of head and heart 
which enabled her to perform well the duties of a farmer's wife and 
of a loving mother. Having domestic tastes and ability, a warm 
heart and a sunny disposition, she made her home pleasant and 
attractive to all her kin and to her neighbors. Her life was quiet 
and uneventful, but none the less useful. 

Bichard Caswell was a farmer, and throughout his life was 
noted for his honest and just dealings. About 1806 he moved with 
his father's family from Attleboro, Mass., to Winthrop, Me. He 
served in the War of 1812, and for this service received a land grant 
of 160 acres which he sold afterwards for $125. After the War he 
went to Norton and was employed in the old weaving mill in the 
part of the town now called Barrows ville. The looms were run by 
hand. After his marriage he lived in Winthrop, Me,, until 1837, 
when he sold his farm, and resided again in Norton. In 1840 he 
moved to Mercer, Me., and there passed the rest of his life. [Byron 
S. Caswell.~\ 

Henry Almon 8 Baker entered the service of the United States in 
March, 1864, as private of Co. E, 15th Mass. Vols., afterwards consoli- 
dated with the 20th Mass. Vols. He went through the terrible campaign 
in the Wilderness. On Aug. 25, 1864, in a severe engagement at 
Beam's Station on the Weldon Bailroad, his regiment was surrounded 
and all present, except ten men, were killed or captured. He was 
among the prisoners and was taken to Andersonville prison. Except 
for a brief note, written just after his capture, his family received no 
direct word from him. But a fellow-prisoner saw his body carried 
out of the prison in the dead-cart early in 1865. 



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350 — ALMON DANFORTH 6 HODGES [164. Jonathan 5 -* Joseph* 
Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1801 Jan'y 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1878 Sept. 27, 
Portsmouth, E. I. ; m. (1) 1827 Oct. 15, Providence, R. I., MARTHA 
COMSTOCK, dau. of Samuel & Sally Brown (Comstock) Comstock, 
b. 1806 Nov. 7, Lansingburg, N. Y. ; d. 1849 Aug. 29, Roxbury, 
(now Boston), Mass. He m. (2) 1850 Dec. 17, Fall River, Mass., 
JANE HUDSON (GLAZIER) LEONARD, widow of Gustavus Leonard, 
and dau. of Dr. Amory & Ann Chaloner (Durfee) Glazier, b. 1817 
July 3, Fall River, Mass. ; living, 1894, Boston. 

10 children born (except the last 3) in Providence, R. I. : — 

592. i. Danforth Comstock 7 Hodges, b. 1831 Sept. 15. 

ii. William Townsend 7 Hodges, b. 1833 Oct. 21 ; d. 1865 

April 6, Battle of High Bridge, near Burkesville, Va. ; unm. 
iii. George Foster 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Jan'y 12 ; d. 1862 Jan'y 

31, Hall's Hill, near Alexandria, Va. ; unm. 
iv. Frederick Stimson 7 Hodges, b. 1839 Sept. 29; d. 1839 

Oct. 26, Providence, 
v. Frederick Stimson 7 Hodges, b. 1840 Oct. 15 ; living, 

1894; unm. 

593. vi. Almon Danforth 7 Hodges, Jr., b. 1843 July 16. 

vii. Francis Olney 7 Hodges, b. 1846 May 16 ; d. 1852 May 18, 

Roxbury. 
viii. Carroll 7 Hodges, b. 1848 Oct. 4, Roxbury; d. 1849 Sept. 4, 

Providence. 

594. ix. Amory Glazier 7 Hodges, b. 1852 Dec. 19, Roxbury. 

595. x. Edward Carroll 7 Hodges, b. 1855 Dec. 24, Roxbury. 
Almon Danforth 6 Hodges lived in Norton until 1816, when he 

became clerk in George Gilbert's grocery store in Providence, R. I. 
In 1818 he entered the service of J. D. & M. Williams in Boston. 
" My position [here] was a very pleasant one," he wrote, " plenty of hard 
work, but everything went on cheerfully. We labored in the store 
from 5 o'clock in the morning until about 10, and sometimes later, 
at night. " For months, in order to better his education, he " got up 
early in the morning," before the store opened, and studied. In 
1823 he formed the firm of Stimson & Hodges, and carried on the 
grocery business in Providence. This very happy and successful 
partnership lasted 22 years, during which time not one disagreement 
occurred between the partners. In 1845 he went into the wholesale 
grocery business in Boston. In 1850 he was elected President of 
the Washington Bank, Boston, and held this position until his death, 
the success of this bank under his management being unsurpassed 
by that of any other bank in Boston, as may be seen from its 
published history. His financial ability, strict integrity and pleasant 
manner led to his being chosen for many positions of trust. His 
sense of right and justice were so strong, that he managed all 
properties entrusted to his care entirely for the benefit of the owners; 
and thus his own fortune was never so large as it was generally 
supposed to be by those who knew his successful management, or as 



288 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

it might have been, had he chosen to deviate from his strict principles. 
He was for years a director of the Weybosset and National banks of 
Providence; trustee, vice-president, and president of the Boxbury 
Institution for Savings ; treasurer for 24 years of the Association of 
Banks for the Suppression of Counterfeiting; an organizer of the 
Boston Clearing House in 1856, and a manager from that date until 
his death. He was one of the delegates sent by the Boston banks in 
November, 1861, in connection with delegates from New York and 
Philadelphia banks, to confer with Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the 
Treasury, concerning the finances of the United States. 

Prom his youth he was actively interested in military matters. 
He was one of the founders of the Boston City Guard in 1821. He 
was Adjutant, Lieut.-Col., and Colonel (for 5 years) of the 2nd B. I. 
Militia Beg't, resigning in 1833. When the Olney-Lane Biots broke 
out in Providence, although a Colonel, he took the position of 
orderly-sergeant of the volunteer patrol hastily formed the first 
night. At the climax of the Dorr War in 1842, he marched to the 
threatened armory as private in the ranks, was soon commissioned 
Captain and then Lieut.-Colonel and did active service. At the end 
of the war he organized the company well known later as the 
Providence Horse Guards, was its Captain, and became Colonel again 
in 1844, resigning when he moved to Boston. In 1847 he was 
unanimously elected Brigadier-General of the Boston Brigade of Mass. 
Militia, and in 1850, Colonel of the Suffolk Light Infantry Beg't, but 
declined both offices. His intense loyalty to the government brought 
him again to the front in 1861. Being too old to be accepted for 
field service, he was active in raising troops and funds, gave liberally 
of his time and money, and organized and commanded the Eoxbury 
Horse Guards. Four of his sons, being all of his family who could 
pass the physical examination, were in the Union Army and Navy, 
and two died in the service. Five sabres and 26 warrants, 
commissions and discharges form part of the military heirlooms 
preserved by one of his sons. 

In politics he was a Whig and then a Bepublican. Always 
interested in political matters and holding it his duty always to 
vote, he had no desire for office and declined the nominations 
frequently offered him, except on two occasions of strong excitement. 
After the Dorr War he was elected representative of Providence in the 
Rhode Island legislature and made chairman of several important 
committees; and during the early years of the Bepublican party, he 
once accepted a nomination in a forlorn hope. 

He was wisely liberal in charitable matters and very unostentatious. 
His sense of right and justice, honor and fairness, loyalty to country, 
and duty to one's neighbors, was unusually strong. He was fond of 
society, especially in his younger days, and having a fine personal 
appearance, a cheery nature, a fund of humor, and cordial and 
attractive manners, he was a general favorite. He was a good 
singer, belonged to several musical societies, and played first clarinet 
in the Old Providence Philharmonic Society. He had a good memory 
for faces, names and dates. In the latter part of his life he wrote 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 289 

many articles of reminiscences, which were published in the papers. 
At the age of 19 he began a journal which he continued through life, 
the last entry being made within 12 hours of his death. He was a life 
member of the 1ST. E. Historic Genealogical Society and its President 
in 1859. In 1853 he compiled and published at his own expense the 
second edition of the Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family in 
New England. He died in his own house of congestion of the lungs, 
caused by heart trouble, after an illness of about fifteen minutes. 

Capt. William Towstsend 7 Hodges graduated in 1850 at the 
English High School, Boston, and entered on a business career which 
was interrupted by lung trouble, on account of which he went on a 
sea-voyage and spent two winters in Texas and Louisiana. He was 
a handsome young fellow, of a frank nature, attractive, generous, 
daring and fond of adventure. During the Kansas troubles he spent 
a vacation in the region infested by the "border ruffians," in order 
"to see what they were like." He excelled in athletic exercises, 
being one of the best boxers and fencers in Boston, and one of the 
best swordsmen and riders in the Volunteer Army. When the war 
broke out he desired to enlist, but was prevented by the doctors on 
account of his weak lungs. After his brother's death he could not 
be restrained. He had served in the militia, and on Sept. 10, 1862, 
was commissioned First Lieutenant of Co. C, 41st Mass. Infantry, 
which later became the 3rd Mass. Cavalry. He served with his 
regiment in Louisiana, participating in all the fights, and was 
promoted Captain in 1863. He was one of the first to volunteer in 
the noted Forlorn Hope at the siege of Port Hudson. In Feb. 1864, 
he was transferred to the 4th Mass. Cavalry of which his intimate 
friend, Francis Washburn, was Colonel. He went to Virginia and 
there saw much active service. He had been offered a commission 
as Major, with the usual furlough, at the beginning of the movements 
connected with Lee's retreat from Richmond, but he refused to leave 
his company at such a time, and instead of going North for promotion, 
went with his troop to check Lee's retreat. He was one of the 
heroic band of 78 (11 officers and 67 men) who, at High Bridge, 
on April 6, 1865, dashed against Rosser's division of cavalry and a 
part of Fitz-Hugh Lee's cavalry, supported by Longstreet's corps ; 
killed or disabled more than a hundred of their foes, among them 
a General, a Colonel, three Majors and many inferior officers ; and, 
by sacrificing themselves, delayed the whole Confederate army, and 
hastened the end of the war. " These 78 Massachusetts horsemen, 
who had just finished a sharp half-hour's fight, charged an advancing 
brigade of Confederates, crushed and drove back the heavy rebel 
line, and captured an embarassing crowd of prisoners. Again 
confronted by masses of cavalry, they re-formed and charged furiously 
again. They crashed through three lines until, their formation 
entirely broken, they mingled with their foes in a fierce hand-to-hand 
fight. Less than a score emerged from the melee, and these few 
were led by Capt. Hodges in a last furious charge, in which he met 
his own death, as gallant and chivalrous an officer as ever drew 
sabre." [New England Mag. July, 1891.] 



290 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Adjutant George Foster 7 Hodges graduated with honors at 
Harvard in 1855, when only 18 years old. After teaching for a 
short time, spending a year in Cuba (he spoke Spanish fluently), and 
studying in a law office in Boston, he entered the Harvard Law 
School and received the degree of LL. B. in 1860. His abilities and 
thorough work at once attracted attention. He was made Librarian 
of the Law School, and was employed by Prof. Theophilus Parsons 
in the making of his legal publications. He made the Index to 
Parson's Maritime Law, and had an important share in the 
composition of Parson's Notes and Bills. In 1860 he became 
convinced that war was inevitable between the North and the South, 
and in order to prepare himself for the duty which, he felt, he owed 
to his country, he joined the Boston Cadets. When the first call 
came for troops, he responded at once, enlisting as private in Co. K, 
5th Mass. Vols., and starting for Washington with the regiment on 
April 21, 1861. His abilities soon raised him from the ranks and 
he was made First Lieutenant and Paymaster. He was at the first 
battle of Ball Bun, July 21, 1861, and in the thickest of the fight, 
acting as Aide, and fighting coolly, steadily and persistently. On the 
retreat he preserved his coolness and bore off from the field his 
wounded Colonel who had been abandoned as fatally wounded. For 
his gallant conduct he was presented with a sword — a mark of 
honor received by but few Union officers on that day. When his 
term of service expired he immediately re-enlisted, and in August, 
1861, went again to the front as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of 
the 18th Mass. Vols. Devoting himself with characteristic energy 
to his duties and never sparing himself, he contracted typhoid fever 
and died in the service. At his death his friends — classmates, 
members of the bar and comrades in the army — wrote and published 
many expressions of love and respect, and the strongest testimonials 
to his manliness, his unselfishness, his intense loyalty to friends and 
to country, and his pre-eminent abilities as student, lawyer and 
soldier. [See Harvard Memorial Biog., i, 351.] 

Frederick Stimson 7 Hodges, in 1858, went out to Davenport, 
la., as clerk in a banking house and afterwards did some farming in 
Iowa and New Mexico. He took up engineering as his principal busi- 
ness, was for some years locating-engineer for the Union Pacific B. B. 
during its construction, and held a similar position on the Northern 
Pacific, the Texas Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail- 
roads. During the war he served a short time as Lieutenant in a 
volunteer cavalry company raised in Iowa to repel a Confederate raid, 
holding his commission from the State ; and in 1863 he joined the 
gunboat Daylight, and for about a year was in the Atlantic blockad- 
ing squadron and frequently under fire. He has visited almost every 
State and Territory in the United States, has been in quite a number 
of the Canadian Provinces, and has made one trip through Europe. 

351 — NEWTON SANFORD 6 HODGES [164. Jonathan" '■ 4 Joseph* 
Henry* Wm}~\ b. 1802 Oct. 25, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1861 Jan'y 7, Nor- 
ton ;m. 1829 Oct. 1, Norton, LURANA WILLIAMS 7 LANE [No. 335, ii.], 



THE TA UNTON BBANCH. 291 

dan. of David & Lurana 6 (Hodges) Lane, b. 1805 Nov. 10, Norton ; d. 
1874 July 27, Dedham, Mass. 
5 children : — 

596. i. Emily 7 Hodges, b. 1831 March 30, Fall Eiver, Mass. 

ii. Charles 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Jan'y 2, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1834 

Oct. 11, Taunton, 
iii. Frank Newton 7 Hodges, b. 1835 Dec. 19, Bridgewater, 

Mass. ; d. 1856 Dec. 20, St. Louis, Mo. 
iv. Sarah 7 Hodges, b. 1838 April 30, Bridgewater; living, 1894, 

Attleboro, Mass. ; unm. 
v. David Lane 7 Hodges, b. 1841 Dec. 11 ; living, 1894, Attle- 
boro ; unm. 
David Lane 7 Hodges enlisted in 1862 in Co. F, 4th Mass. Vols., 
and served with his regiment during its 9-months' campaign in Lou- 
isiana. He was in several engagements, and at Port Hudson was 
wounded in the foot. Since the war, he has lived for the greater part 
of the time in Boston and vicinity, occupying a clerical position in the 
city. He has lately purchased a fine farm in Attleboro, still contin- 
uing, however, to keep his position in Boston. He has been Mas- 
ter of a Masonic Lodge and Commander of a Grand Army Post, both 
in Dedham where he lived some years. 

352 — ALFRED 6 HODGES [167. Jesse 5 Isaac 4 Joseph 5 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1785 March 10, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1860 March 1, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; m. 1808, JOHANNAH RYNDERS BOWNE, dau. of John & 
Johannah (Provost) Bowne, b. 1786 Oct. 4, Keyport, N. J. ; d. 1856 
Dec. 29, Brooklyn. 

3 children born in Williamsburgh (now Brooklyn), N. Y. : — 

597. i. Charlotte Bowne 7 Hodges, b. 1810 Dec. 15. 

598. ii. Andrew Bowne 7 Hodges, b. 1812 Dec. 15. 

599. iii. Olive White 7 Hodges, b. 1814 July 22. 

Alfred 6 Hodges, when young, moved with his parents to 
Williamsburgh, and there passed the remainder of his life. He early 
evinced a great love for study and had an unusually good education 
for those days. He enjoyed classical literature, and having a 
retentive memory, was always ready with apt quotations. A well- 
stored mind, good power of expression and refinement of manner, 
rendered him an entertaining and instructive talker. In his early 
life Williamsburgh consisted in great part of large farms, owned by 
the Boeriems, Berrys, Wyckoffs and other wealthy families, who 
lived in quaint Dutch houses along the beautiful river-banks, with no 
other mode of communication with New York City than row-boats. 
Alfred Hodges owned and managed what was called "the ferry," 
transporting passengers in the row-boats for several years, and then 
substituting larger boats propelled by horse-power, the introduction 
of which created quite a sensation in the settlement. During the War 
of 1812, he served in the artillery. He took a conspicuous part in 
the reception of Lafayette on the second visit of that illustrious 
man to this country. He was a man of influence and character 



292 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

enjoying the confidence of his neighbors, who chose him for many- 
positions of trust. For years he was Superintendent of the Poor, a 
position for which he was well qualified by his quick sympathy, great 
generosity and abounding love of his fellow-beings. The poor had in 
him a friend who never forgot or forsook them, and to help those in 
distress was always his work. He could not see a case of suffering 
without relieving it, and when the public funds were low, his own 
purse was opened and emptied. The record of his life was one 
long act of charity. [Alfred Hodges.'] 

353 — OLIVE WHITE 6 HODGES [167. Jesse 5 Isaac* Joseph 3 Henry 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1787 Aug. 26, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1878 March 6, Spencer, 
N. Y. ; m. 1808 Jan'y — , THOMAS FISHER, son of Leonard & 
Susannah (Eeiglin) Fisher, b. 1784 Oct. 18, New York City; d. 1864 
Aug. 2, Spencer. 

10 children born (except the first) in Spencer, 1ST. Y. : — 
i. Leonard 7 Fisher, b. 1808 Oct. 26, New York City ; d. 1888 Feb. 

9, Spencer; m. 1833 Oct. 21, Danby, N. Y., Sarah Hoag 

Marvin, dau. of David & Folly (Montgomery) Marvin of Danby. 
ii. Alfred 7 Fisher, b. 1810 Dec. 15; d. 1885 Sept. 24, Baraboo, Wis. ; 

m. 1829 Feb. 3, Spencer, Lucinda Luther, dau. of Robert & 

Mercy (South) Luther of Albany, N. Y. 
iii. Olive Caroline 7 Fisher, b. 1812 Oct. 22 ; d. 1865 Oct. 23, 

Spencer ; m. 1843 Aug. 20, Spencer, Timothy Hutchings, son of 

Jacob & Ehoda (Wood) Hutchings of Virgil, K Y. 
iv. Lucinda Cornelia 7 Fisher, b. 1815 Dec. 6 ; living, 1894, 

Spencer; m. 1839 Sept. 24, Spencer, Harvey Smith Hall of 

Spencer, son of Lewis & Mary (Corey) Hall of Warwick, N. Y. 
v. Susannah Catherine 7 Fisher, b. 1818 July 20, living, 1894, 

Spencer; m. 1846 April 22, Spencer, Thomas Lewis Post of 

Spencer, son of Thomas Hardin & Miriam (Baunday) Post of 

Essex, N. J. 
vi. Thomas Joseph 7 Fisher, b. 1821 Feb. 7 ; d. 1890 Dec. 4, Ogden, 

Utah ; m. Susan Maria Butts, dau. of Elihu & Sarah (Banks) 

Butts of Spencer, 
vii. John Philip 7 Fisher, b. 1823 Aug. 3 ; living, 1894, Spencer ; m. 

(1) 1847 Oct. 12, Danby, N. Y., Elizabeth Rebecca Fitzer, 
dau. of Jacob & Rebecca (Thatcher) Fitzer of West Danby ; m. 

(2) 1884 June 18, Spencer, Sarah Maria (Mabee) Jennings, 
dau. of Daniel Tompkins & Hannah Maria (Hart) Mabee 
of Spencer. 

viii. George 7 Fisher, b. 1825 Aug. 26 ; d. 1892 Dec. 5, Scranton, 
Penn. ; m. Phebe Isabella Curtis, dau. of Dr. Elbert & Mariah 
(Bush) Curtis of Danby. 

ix. Robert Hepburn 7 Fisher, b. 1828 July 17 ; living, 1894, 
Spencer ; m. 1858 Feb. 24, Candor, K Y., Mary Rachael Hart, 
dau. of Selah & Julia Esther (Potter) Hart of Candor. 

x. Louisa Henrietta 7 Fisher, b. 1831 March 28 ; living, 1894 
Spencer ; m. 1851 Nov. 22, Spencer, John McQuigg Shepard 
of Spencer, son of George & Mary (McQuigg) Shepard of Danby. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 293 

Olive White 6 (Hodges) Fisher was a woman of remarkable 
personal appearance, lovable social traits and noted domestic ability. 
She went with her husband to their new home in Spencer, after living 
in more settled places, and there managed the household and reared 
her family. For quite a long time there were no roads and no 
bridges in the neighborhood, yet she was accustomed to make the trip 
to the village, often with a baby in her arms, guided through the forest 
by the blazed trees, and crossing the streams on floating logs. She 
was not deterred by the screams of the panthers nor by the howls of 
the wolves ; wild animals were so common that she had no fear of 
them. Deer were as plentiful as sheep are now, and almost as tame. 
She often counted a dozen feeding in the clearing around the house. 
She was the first person who drove a horse and wagon from her house 
to the village. [Robert H. Fisher.'] 

Thomas Fisher was a seaman in his younger days, and first mate 
of a vessel plying chiefly between New York and the West Indies, 
until Congress passed the Embargo Act of 1807 which detained all 
American vessels in port. This act, by stopping his business, 
compelled him to seek other employment. He went with his wife 
and child to Tioga County, where his father, in 1805, had bought 
7,200 acres, paying the sum of $2,250. Thomas settled in the 
southeast corner of this tract. Squatters had cleared about an acre 
of the land ; the rest was an almost unbroken wilderness. Three 
miles to the south a few families were living in the village of 
Spencer. He had a farm of 375 acres, which he commenced to clear. 
The log-house, which he built at the time of his settlement on the 
farm, sufficed for the needs of the family until 1824, when a new 
house was built, which is still in use. [Robert H Fisher.'] 

Eobert Hepburn 7 Fisher lives on the farm where his parents 
settled, and in the house in which he was born. Here for over three- 
score years he has resided continuously, and as his brothers and 
sisters have decided to part with their shares of the paternal estate, 
he has bought up their interests until he owns the whole of 
the homestead. 

354— ISAAC 6 HODGES [168. Isaac 5 - 4 Joseph* Henry* Wm 1 ] b. 1783 
June 5, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1832 Sept. 26, Providence, E. I. ; m. 1809 
Dec. 1, Norton, FANNY ALLEN, dau. of Noah& Sarah (Pratt) Allen, 
b. 1788 Nov. 29, Eehoboth, Mass. ; d. 1847 Dec. 20, Providence. 
3 children : — 

600. i. Fanny Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1810 Oct. 4, Norton. 

601. ii. Chloe Bishop 7 Hodges, b. 1812 July 13, Norton. 

602. iii. Isaac Allen 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Dec. 30, Providence. 

355 — CHLOE 6 HODCES [168. Isaac 5 - 4 ' Joseph 5 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1784 
Nov. 27, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1865 May 17, Providence, E. I. ; m. 1804 
Sept. 6, Norton, MASSA BASSETT, son of Isaac & Mehitable 
(Makepeace) Bassett, b. 1781 April 17, Norton; d. 1852 Feb. 2, 
Providence. 



294 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

9 children born in Providence, E. I. : — 
i. Julia Ann 7 Bassett, b. 1805 July 15; d. 1812 July 13, Providence, 
ii. Horatio 7 Bassett, b. 1807 Aug. 22; d. 1885 May 19, Providence; 

m. 1833 June 5, Hebron, Conn., Eebecca Gilbert, dau. of 

Balph & Sarah (Nichols) Gilbert of Hebron, 
iii. Adeline 7 Bassett, b. 1809 June 8 ; d. 1841 May 15, St. Louis, 

Mo. ; m. 1838 Nov. 27, New York City, Rev. John Lenoir Gat. 
iv. Isaac Hodges 7 Bassett, b. 1811 Feb. 20 ; d. 1892 Jan'y 10, 

Providence; ra. 1838 June 27, Brooklyn, N. Y., Amy Ann 

Drown, dau. of Caleb & Amy (Arnold) Drown of Providence, 
v. Alfred 7 Bassett, b. 1813 Feb. 17 ; d. 1814 March 23, Providence, 
vi. Mary Eliza 7 Bassett, b. 1816 April 23; d. 1877 July 4, East 

Granby, Conn. ; m. 1841 May 26, New York City, Eev. Charles 

Chamberlain. 
vii. Charlotte Amanda 7 Bassett, b. 1818 July 29; d. 1837 Feb. 

16, Providence; unm. 
viii. Charles Henry 7 Bassett, b. 1822 Feb. 1 ; living, 1893, 

Providence ; m. (1) 1844 April 29, Providence, Mary Elizabeth 

Wardwell, dau. of Stephen Snow & Mary Hazard (Seabury) 

Wardwell of Providence ; m. (2) 1873 Oct. 1, Providence, Julia 

Frances Fairbanks, dau. of Asa & Annie Talbot (Richmond) 

Fairbanks of Providence, 
ix. Julia Ann 7 Bassett, b. 1824 July 1 ; d. 1827 Nov. 27, Providence. 

356 — CHARLES 6 HODGES [168. Isaac 5 - 4 Joseph* Henri/ Wm l ] b. 
1787 Jan'y 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1870 March 25, Jersey City, N. J. ; 
m. 1810 Nov. 12, Providence, R. I., JULIA ANN BURR, dau. of Ezekiel 
& Lydia (Yates) Burr, b. 1789 Sept. 10, Providence ; d. 1875 June 25, 
Providence. 

11 children born in Providence, R. I. : — 

603. i. Charles William 7 Hodges, b. 1811 Oct. 27. 

ii. Ann Frances 7 Hodges, b. 1813 Dec. 17 ; d. 1891 Jan'y 20, 

Providence; unm. 
iii. Harriet Eliza 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Oct. 14 ; d. 1815 Dec. 18, 

Providence. 
iv. Ezekiel Burr 7 Hodges, b. 1816 Dec. 2 ; d. 1817 March 18, 

Providence. 
v. Henry Albert 7 Hodges, b. 1818 July 31 ; d. 1819 Jan'y 30, 

Providence. 

604. vi. Mary Jackson 7 Hodges, b. 1820 April 5. 

605. vii. Lewis Tiffany 7 Hodges, b. 1822 July 24. 

viii. Thomas Jackson 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Feb. 24 ; d. 1826 May 

19, Providence. 
ix. Harriet Elizabeth 7 Hodges, b. 1827 July 13; living, 1892, 

Providence; unm. 
x. Edwin Rea 7 Hodges, b. 1830 May 22 ; d. 1830 Sept. 30, 

Providence, 
xi. Eugene Clement 7 Hodges, b. 1832 Oct. 14 ; d. 1836 May 23, 

Providence. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 295 

Charles 6 Hodges left his native town when a young man and 
went to Providence where he entered the employ of the well-known 
firm, Benj. & Charles Dyer. He then commenced business on his 
own account and became one of the leading dry-goods merchants of 
Providence. For a number of years his place of business was on 
what was called Old Cheap Side. In the latter part of the thirties 
he retired ; but soon after he engaged in the coal trade, in which he 
remained until 1865, when he gave up all active business. 

357 — JARVIS 6 HODGES [168. Isaac 5 -* Joseph 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1789 
April 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1876 July 25, Norton ; m. (1) 1821 Dec. 
3, Norton, MEHITABLE 6 TISDALE [No. 140, iii.], son of Job & 
Hannah 5 (Hodges) Tisdale, b. 1791 March 13, Taunton, Mass.; d. 
1826 Oct. 4, Norton. He m. (2) 1828 May 26, Petersham, Mass., 
RHODA FAIRBANKS, dau. of Jonathan & Persis (Wetherby) Fair- 
banks, b. 1798 Dec. 6, Athol, Mass. ; d. 1860 Aug. 12, Norton. 

4 children born in Norton, Mass.: — 

i. Jarvis 7 Hodges, b. 1823 Sept. 27 ; d. 1837 Norton. 
ii. Hannah Tisdale 7 Hodges, b. 1825 Feb. 22 ; living, 1894, 
Norton; unm. 

606. iii. Mehitable 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Sept. 3. 

607. iv. Maria Louisa 7 Hodges, b. 1835 June 19. 

358 — POLLY 6 HODGES [168. Isaac 5 -* Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1794 
Nov. 26, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1860 Aug. 3, Norton ; m. 1818 Nov. 5, 
Norton, SYLVANUS BLANCH ARD BRAMAN,son of Sylvanus & Sarah 
(Andrews) Braman, b. 1790 April 29, Norton; d. 1844 Nov. 19, Norton. 

3 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Mary Hodges 7 Braman, b. 1819 Aug. 8 ; living, 1893, Raynham, 
Mass. ; m. 1845 March 3, Norton, Cassander Gilmore of 
Raynham, son of Othniel & Sally (Buffington) Gilmore of 
Raynham. 

ii. Julia Ann 7 Braman, b. 1820 Oct. 2 ; d. 1894 Sept. 12, Raynham ; 
m. 1845 April 2, Norton, Zeno Kelly of Norton, son of Hiram 
& Thankful (Paine) Kelly of Dennis, Mass. 

iii. Chloe Adeline 7 Braman, b. 1822 April 3; living, 1893, 
Raynham; m. (1) 1845 March 3, Norton, Henry Tisdale Gil- 
more of Raynham, son of Othniel & Sally (Buffington) Gilmore ; 
m. (2) 1854 Feb. 12, Raynham, Ebenezer Bancroft Towne of 
Boston, Mass., son of Gardner & Lucy (Bancroft) Towne of 
Stoddard, N. H. 

359 — ELIZA 6 HODGES [168. Isaac 5 - 4 Joseph 3 Henrif Wm 1 ] b. 1797 
Aug. 31, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1872 April 21, Norton ; m. 1821 June 4, 
Norton, THOMAS COPELAND, son of Asa & Rachel (Briggs) Cope- 
land, b. 1789 June 9, Norton ; d. 1879 Jan'y 5, Norton. 

5 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Thomas Hodges 7 Copeland, b. 1823 Feb. 27 ; d. 1863 Dec. 10 



296 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Norton ; m. 1854 Feb. 11, Norton, Lydia Ann Snow, dau. of 
Orren & Sally (Dean) Snow of Baynham, Mass. 

ii. Harriet Eliza 7 Copeland, b. 1827 July 10 ; living, 1894, 
Norton; m. (1) 1851 Dec. 4, Canton, Mass., Edward Dudley 
Lane, son of Calvin & Margaret (Dudley) Lane of Norton ; m. 
(2) 1874 May 7, Norton, William *Wescott Cowell of 
Wrentham, son of William & Ruth (Lovel) Cowell of Wrentham. 

iii. Joseph 7 Copeland, b. 1830 May 22 ; d. 1883 Feb. 15, Lyons, la. ; 
m. 1852 Dec. 30, Boston, Mass., Louisa Bickens Bassett, dau. 
of William Church & Martha (Pickens) Bassett of Winslow, Me. 

iv. Mary 7 Copeland, b. 1830 May 22; living, 1894, Norton; m. 
1859 Jan'y 17, Norton, Seth Henry Brettun of Baynham, son 
of Seth & Beddy (Harvey) (Harvey) Brettun of Baynham. 

v. Asa 7 Copeland, b. 1839 Sept. — ; d. 1841 April 19, Norton. 

360 — ALMIRA 6 HODGES [173. Seth 5 Isaac 4 Joseph* Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1802 May 10, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1877 July 14, Taunton, Mass. ; m. 
1828 Jan'y 2, Norton, WILLIAM NEWCOMB, son of Bichard & 
Betsey (Knowles) Newcomb, b. 1800 March 8, Norton ; d. 1878 March 
27, Taunton. 

5 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 

i. John William 7 Newcomb, b. 1828 Oct. 12 ; d. 1829 Oct. 12, 

Taunton, 
ii. Henry Clay 7 Newcomb, b. 1829 Dec. 16; living, 1893, Providence, 

B. I. ; unm. 
iii. William Harris 7 Newcomb, b. 1832 March 28 ; d. 1833 May 27, 

Taunton. 
iv. Cornelia Almira 7 Newcomb, b. 1837 Aug. 3 ; living, 1894, 

Taunton ; m. 1866 June 11, Taunton, Charles Beed Tisdale of 

Taunton, son of Samuel & Elizabeth Elliott (Lincoln) Tisdale 

of Taunton. 
v. George Barney 7 Newcomb, b. 1839 July 3 ; d. 1839 Oct. 1, 

Taunton. 

361 _ HIRAM 6 HODGES [173. Seth 5 Isaac 4 Joseph 6 Henry 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1805 March 13, Norton, Mass.; d. 1889 July 6, Cottage City, 
Mass.; m. (1) 1829 March 5, Taunton, Mass., DEBORAH BABBITT, 
dau. of Ebenezer & Betsey (Cooper) Babbitt, b. 1803 Oct. 26, 
Taunton ; d. 1858 Feb. 4, Norton. He m. (2) 1862 April 6, Baynham, 
Mass., EMELINE LUCINDA (LINCOLN) FREEMAN, dau. of Sullivan & 
Keziah (Weston) Lincoln, b. 1823 March 19, Baynham ; d. 1863 Feb. 
4, Norton. He m. (3) 1864 March 2, Norton, MARIA OLIVIA 
LINCOLN, dau. of Simeon & Abigail (Shaw) Lincoln, b. 1823 Aug. 4, 
Chepachet, B. I. ; living, 1894, Taunton. 

6 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

608. i. Elizabeth Jane 7 Hodges, b. 1830 June 21. 

ii. John Hunt 7 Hodges, b. 1832 April 8; living, 1893, Cottage 
City, Mass. ; unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 297 

609. iii. Lucy Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1835 Nov. 24. 

iv. Frank Hikam 7 Hodges, b. 1840 March 10 ; d. 1882 Oct. 9, 
Taunton ; unm. 

610. v. Sarah Lane 7 Hodges, b. 1845 Nov. 10. 
vi. A daughter, b. and d. 1865 June 28. 

362 _ CORNELIA ADELINE 6 HODGES [173. Seth b Isaac 4 ' Joseph 9 
Henry* Wm 1 ~\ b. 1816 March 17, Norton, Mass. ; living, 1894, Norton; 
m. 1847 April 7, Norton, JOHN HARVEY, sou of Barnabas & Peddy 
(Harvey) Harvey, b. 1819 March 3, Taunton, Mass.; living, 
1894, Norton. 

5 children born in Norton, Mass. : — 

i. Cornelia Emeline 7 Harvey, b. 1848 March 11 ; d. 1855 July 8, 
Norton. 

ii. Ellen Frances 7 Harvey, b. 1850 March 25 ; d. 1893 April 16, 
Norton; unm. 

iii. Adeline Hodges 7 Harvey, b. 1852 Feb. 22 ; d. 1888 Sept. 23, 
Norton ; rn. 1879 Oct. 16, Norton, Hiram Clifford Wilber of 
Norton, son of Enoch & Clementine (Arnold) Wilber of 
Raynham, Mass. 

iv. John Herbert 7 Harvey, b. 1855 Dec. 22 ; living, 1894, Norton ; 
m. 1885 April 28, Norton, Annie Louisa Cooper, dau. of 
Noah & Louisa Amanda (Briggs) Cooper of Attleboro, Mass. 

v. Walter Emmons 7 Harvey, b. 1858 March 4 ; living, 1894, 
Norton ; m. 1883 June 27, Norton, Ida Eliza White, dau. of 
William & Rachel (Bishop) White of Attleboro. 

363 — EMELINE 6 HODGES [173. Seth s Isaac* Joseph 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1819 April 2, Norton, Mass. ; d. 1891 May 11, Dighton, Mass. ; m. 
1849 Nov. 11, Norton, FRANCIS ALLEN WHITMARSH, son of Robert 
& Avis (Perry) Whitmarsh, b. 1809 April 24, Dighton; living, 
1892, Dighton. 

4 children born in Dighton, Mass. : — 
i. Irving Francis 7 Whitmarsh, b. 1850 Nov. 2 ; living, 1894, 

Taunton, Mass. ; m. 1872 Jan'y 9, Taunton, Anna Crane 

Babbitt, dau. of Jerome & Daphne Angenette (Crane) Babbitt 

of Taunton. 
ii. Forrest Allen 7 Whitmarsh, b. 1853 May 13 ; living, 1892, 

Dighton; m. 1888 Jan'y 1, Dighton, Mahala Jane Wolfe, dau. 

of Dauiel & Mary Sophia (Lesley) Wolfe of East Berlin, 

Nova Scotia. 
iii. Homer Everett 7 Whitmarsh, b. 1857 July 26 ; living, 1892, 

Dighton; m. 1879 Oct. 2, Dighton, Rosanna Catherine 

Dean, dau. of Abiathar & Sarah Melton (Glenn) Dean of 

Dighton. 
iv. Mary Emeline 7 Whitmarsh, b. 1865 Nov. 5; d. 1868 Jan'y 

30, Dighton. 

364 — HULDAH 6 HODGES [175. Nathl 5 Eph* Benf Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. 
1787 Dec. 11, Duxbury, Mass. ; d. 1872 April 25, Duxbury ; m. 1807 



298 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

Aug. 30, Duxbury, SAMUEL STICKNEY, b. 1785 March 31, Rowley, 
Mass. ; d. 1871 Oct. 21, Duxbury. 

6 children born in Duxbury, Mass. : — 
i. Mercy Hodges 7 Stickney, b. 1808 Nov. 2 ; d. 1868 Nov. — , 

Charlestown, Mass. ; m. 1826 March 4, Duxbury, Josiah 

Ballard Lovejoy of Boston, son of Ebenezer & Phebe (Russell) 

Lovejoy of Andover, Mass. 
ii. Samuel 7 Stickney, b. 1810 Feb. 2 ; d. 1819 Sept. 12, Duxbury. 
iii. Daniel Hodges 7 Stickney, b. 1815 May 11; d. about 1849 or 

1850, on journey to California ; in. Mobile, Ala., Isabelle 

Mackvoy of Mobile. 
iv. Sylvanus Delano 7 Stickney, b. 1816 May 30 ; d. 1888 Feb. — , 

Whitman, Mass. ; m. Mary Drake Cox of Hanson, Mass. 
v. Elizabeth Thorndike 7 Stickney, b. 1821 Feb. 13; d. 1882 June 

— , Duxbury; m. 1841 Dec. 24, Duxbury, Josiah Locke 

Shattuck of Charlestown, Mass., son of Shadrach & Sarah 

(Locke) Shattuck of Charlestown. 
vi. Samuel 7 Stickney, b. 1828 Feb. 17; d. 1878 Feb. 8, Duxbury ; m. 

1855 Oct. 18, Garland, Me., Eliza Jane Thomas, dau. of 

Nathaniel Pendleton & Betsey Thorndike (Stickney) Thomas of 

Bradford, Me. 

365 — NATHANIEL 6 HODGES [175. NatKV> Eph" Benf Henrtf Wm 1 ] 
b. 1796 Aug. 21, Duxbury, Mass. ; d. 1877 Sept. 16, Plymouth, 
Mass.; m. 1819 Dec. — , Plymouth, REBECCA HOLMES, dau. of 
Ebenezer & Sally (Sturtevant) Holmes, b. 1806 Sept. 6, Plymouth; 
d. 1878 Feb. 4, Plymouth. 
5 children : — 

611. i. Almira Williams 7 Hodges, b. 1821 Sept. 24, Duxbury. 
ii. Benjamin 7 Hodges, b. 1826 Oct. 24, Duxbury; d. young. 

iii. Mary Catherine 7 Hodges, b. 1832 June 13, Plymouth ; m. 

Ellis Morton. 
iv. Laura Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1835 July 8, Plymouth ; d. 1857 

March 1, Plymouth; m. 1856 March 10, Plymouth, Samuel 

Alden Winsor of Duxbury, son of Alden & Eliza (Perkins) 

Winsor of Duxbury. No children. 

612. v. Benjamin Franklin 7 Hodges, b. 1839 Feb. 28, Plymouth. 

366— AZUBAH DELANO 6 HODGES [175. NatliV" EpW B en j 3 Henry 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1803 Nov. 16, Duxbury, Mass.; d. 1885 Jan'y 31, South 
Abington, Mass.; m. 1833 Nov. 3, Plymouth, Mass., NATHANIEL 
HOLMES, son of Ebenezer & Sally (Sturtevant) Holmes, b. 1803 
Nov. — , Plymouth; d. 1887 Oct. — , Whitman, Mass. 

4 children born in Abington, Mass. : — 
i. Elijah Sturteyant 7 Holmes, b. 1835; d. 1887 Dec. 12, Brookline, 

Mass. ; m. Susannah Hunting of Abington. 
ii. Elizabeth Turner 7 Holmes, b. 1837; living, 1894, Whitman; 

unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 299 

iii. Lucy Ann 7 Holmes, b. 1840 July 3 ; living, 1894, Eockland, 
Mass. ; m. 1860 Nov. 16, Abington, Henry Jacob Cushing of 
Eockland, son of David & Hannah Colamore (Whiting) Gushing. 

iv. Sarah Frances 7 Holmes, living, 1894, Brockton, Mass. ; m. 1869 
Jan'y 23, Abington, Lewis Drew Doten, son of Lemuel & 
Panielia Jane (Bearse) Doten of Plymouth. 

367 — JOSEPH 6 HODGES [176. Ezra? Eph* Benf Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1786 Sept. 29, Hallowell, Me. ; d. 1824 Aug. 31, Providence, P. I. ; 
m. 1813 April 8, Attleboro, Mass., SALLY BASSETT CUILLOT, dau. 
of Francis & Phebe (Bassett) Guillot, b. 1789 Oct. 16, Norton, Mass. ; 
d. 1875 July 6, Scituate, E. I. 

6 children born (except the first two) in Providence, E. I. : — 
i. Sally Caroline 7 Hodges, b. 1814 March 12, Norton; d. 
about 1878 ; unm. 

613. ii. Phebe Adeline 7 Hodges, b. 1815 Nov. 3, Attleboro. 

iii. Henry Francis 7 Hodges, b. 1817 July 23; d. 1818 

March 22, Providence. 
iv. Charles Gardner 7 Hodges, b. 1819 Feb. 2 ; d. 1822 

Oct. 4, Providence. 

614. v. Alonzo Francis 7 Hodges, b. 1821 April 2. 

615. vi. Charles Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1824 March 22. 

Joseph 6 Hodges came from Maine to Massachusetts, and after 
a short residence in the neighborhood of Attleboro, settled in 
Providence. He is remembered as a man of great energy and 
resolution, his strong will often carrying him beyond his strength. 
He was ill with consumption for a long time » and died at a 
comparatively early age. [Mrs. H. T. Atwood.] 

Sally Bassett (Guillot) Hodges was a school teacher before 
her marriage. ' She was a very lady-like person, mild, gentle, kind 
and well-beloved. Her education was superior to that of most 
women of her day, and she had a gift of making verses which she 
was often called on to display at weddings and other social occasions. 
Left a widow with 4 small children at the age of 35, she proved 
herself able to bring up her family. She lived to the age of 84, and 
is remembered as a beautiful old' lady. Her father served in the 
Eevolution, being 4 months in Ehode Island in the autumn of 1779 
under Capt. Joseph Franklin, and enlisting in 1780 or 1781 for 
3 years in the Continental Army and receiving a pension for his 
services. Her grandfather likewise served for 3 years in the 
Continental Army. The family was of French descent, coming from 
Francois Guillot who settled in Norton, Mass., and whose descendants 
generally spell the name Guillo or Guillow. [Mrs. H. T. Ativood.] 

368 — BENJAMIN 6 HODCES [176. Ezra 5 Eph* Benf Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1790 Aug. 18, Hallowell, Me. ; m. HANNAH VARNEY.dau. of Ichabod 
Varney of Topsham, Me. 

Children : — 

616. i. Caroline 7 Hodges, b. 1816 March 10, Hallowell, Me. 

617. ii. George Winslow 7 Hodges, b. 1818 Nov. — , Hallowell. 



300 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

369 — EZRA 6 HODGES [176. Ezra* Eph* Benj 3 Henri/ Wm 1 ] b. prob. 
1791 or 1792, possibly Hallowell or Belgrade, Me. ; d. Hallowell ; m. 
(1) about 1814, SARAH BURGESS, dau. of Edward Burgess of Bead- 
field, Me. ; in. (2) MARY. 

10 children, all by first wife, born in Hallowell, Me. : — 

i. Mary W 7 . Hodges, b. 1815 Sept. 14; m. 1836 Oct. 31, 
Hallowell, Sew all B. Herryman of Hallowell. 

618. ii. Charles E 7 . Hodges, b. 1817 June 18. 

iii. Sarah 7 Hodges, b. 1820 Aug. 26 ; m. (1) 1849 March 2, 
Samuel Hodgdon Jr., of Gardiner, Me. ; in. (2) Bobert 

LlTTLEFIELD. 

619. iv. Ephraim 7 Hodges, b. 1823 June 3. 

v. Frances 7 Hodges, b. 1826 June 19; d. 1826 Sept. — , 

Hallowell. 
vi. Daniel 7 Hodges, b. 1827 July 12 ; d. young, 
vii. Wesley 7 Hodges, b. 1829 Oct. 3 ; d. young. 
viii. Frances M 7 . Hodges, b. 1832 May 22 ; m. 1853 June 12, 

Gardiner, Me., Albion P. Varney of Bowdoin, Me. 
ix. Joseph 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Jan'y 18. 
x. Hannah M 7 . Hodges, b. 1836 Aug. 31 ; m. 1855 Aug. 29, 

Fariningdale, Me., Annis H. Littlefield of Hallowell. 

370 — MEHITABLE 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 5 Eph* 1 Benj 3 Henry 2 Wm 1 '] 
b. prob. 1795 or 1796, Belgrade, Me. ; d. 1869 Nov. 22, Beadfield, 
Me.; m. THOMAS LUCE of Beadfield, son of Shubael & Hannah 
(Pease) Luce, b. 1787 June 16, Martha's Vineyard ; d. 1884 Sept. 
18, Beadfield. 

12 children born in Beadfield, Me. : — 

i. Thomas Hodges 7 Luce, b. 1818 April 24 ; d. 1845 Nov. 29, 
Dixmont, Me. ; m. 1841 Dec. — , Dixmont, Susan Jewell, dau. 
of David & Wealthy (Haines) Jewell. 

ii. Henry Benjamin 7 Luce, b. 1820 Feb. 14 ; d. 1869 April 18, 
Dixmont ; m. 1844 Feb. 26, Dixmont, Abby Garland of Dix- 
mont, dau. of Samuel & Sarah (Steavens) Garland. 

iii. Alonzo Augustus 7 Luce, b. 1822 April 20 ; d. 1890 Nov. 2, 
Gardiner, Me. ; m. (1) 1843 Dec. 3, Wayne, Me., Almira McNear, 
dau. of prob. Bobert & Betsey (Erskine) McNear of Bristol, Me. ; 
m. (2) 187.1 June 6, Monmouth, Me., Mary Eliza Annette 
Cochrane, dau. of Dr. James & Eliza Cochrane (McClure) 
Cochrane of Monmouth. 

iv. Emeline Sophia 7 Luce, b. 1822 April 20 ; d. Wayne, Me. ; m. 
Llewellyn Wing of Wayne. 

v. Bachel Caroline 7 Luce, b. 1824 April 27 ; living, 1894, Taunton, 
Mass. ; m. 1853 Oct. 24, Beadfield, Charles Thornton of 
Leinster, K H., son of David & Sally (Slader) Thornton 
of Leinster. 

vi. Charlotte Louisa 7 Luce, b. 1826 April 30 ; living, 1892, Hallo- 
well, Me. ; m. 1852 May 1, Beadfield, William Kemp Story, 
son of John & Mindwell (Kemp) Story of Victory, Vt. 



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vii. Hannah Varney 7 Luce, b. 1828 April 3; d. 1887 June 19, 
Hallowell; m. 1848 Sept. 18, Beadfield, Francis Billington 
Sears of Augusta, Me., son of Paul & Susan E. (Billington) 
Sears of Winthrop, Me. 

viii. Curtis Guild 7 Luce, b. 1830 July 4 ; living, 1892, Boston, 
Mass. ; m. Hannah B. Wood, dau. of Ephraim & Sarah (Ings) 
Wood of Winthrop, Me. 

ix. Annie Dorcas 7 Luce, b. 1832 Nov. 10; d. 1858 Feb. 18, Bead- 
field ; unm. 

x. William Hunt 7 Luce, b. 1834 June 6; d. 1885 Feb. 8, Beadfield; 
rn. (1) 1861 Jan'y — , Gardiner, Ellen Whittier, dau. of Moses 
& Caroline (Smith) Whittier of Beadfield ; m. (2) 1867 Sept. — , 
Winthrop, Adrianna Grover, dau. of Daniel & Lucinda (Frost) 
Grover of Winthrop ; m. (3) 1870 April 2, Hallowell, Caroline 
Frances Winter, dau. of Thomas & Laura Ann (Greeley) 
Winter of Chelsea, Me. 

xi. Ellen Jane 7 Luce, b. 1837 March 3 ; d. 1856 Sept. 18, Beadfield. 

xii. Daniel 7 Luce, b. 1840 Sept. 3 ; living, 1892, Beadfield ; m. 1868 
Aug. 30, Wayne, Emily Elizabeth Ladd, dau. of Warren & 
Lydia Elizabeth (Wellman) Ladd of Beadfield. 

371 — EPHRAIM WILDE 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 5 JZph* B en f Henry 2 
Wm}-\ b. 1797 Aug. 22, Hallowell, Me. ; d. 1870 May 25, Hallowell; 
m. 1835 Nov. 30, Augusta, Me., EMILY STANLEY, dau. of John & 
Juliette (Marsh) Stanley, b. 1799 Dec. 31, Attleboro, Mass. ; d. 1870 
Nov. 24, Winthrop, Me. 

4 children born in Hallowell, Me. : — 

i. Emily Sophia 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Oct. 11 ; d. 1847 July 3, 
Hallowell. 

620. ii. Ephraim Augustus 7 Hodges, b. 1837 Dec. 28. 

621. iii. Abby Amelia 7 Hodges, b. 1839 July 4. 

iv. William Hunt 7 Hodges, b. 1841 March 29; living, 1892, 
Glendale, N. Y. ; m. 1864 July 26, Kingston, N. H., Nellie 
Dillingham of Fairfield, Me. No ch ilclren. 

Ephraim Wilde 6 Hodges was a sailor. He served in the War of 
1812, was at Fort Popham, on the Kennebec Biver, and was for 3 
years in the frigate Branclywine, being under Commodore Decatur 
when, after peace had been made with England, he thrashed the 
Barbary pirates. After his service in the navy, Ephraim W. 
commanded a vessel in the coasting trade for a number of years. 
When he gave up the sea he engaged in teaming in Hallowell, and 
was for some time proprietor of the Central House of that place. 

William Hunt 7 Hodges volunteered when the war broke out and 
joined Co. E, 3rd Maine Beg't. His command was in the first battle 
of Bull Bun. He had a sunstroke, on account of the effects of which 
he was discharged for disability in September, 1861. In 1864 he again 
enlisted, in Co. A, 16th Maine, and saw active service. He was under 
Grant in the operations at Petersburg, Va., and was wounded in the 
battle of Hatchers Bun. In May, 1865, he was discharged. He 



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joined the 42nd U. S. Infantry, and remained with this regiment 
until June, 1867. 

372 — CHARLOTTE LOUISA 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 5 Eph* Benf 
Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1800, Augusta, Me. ; d. 1876 Aug. 2, Boston, Mass. ; 
m. 1827 April 12, Boston, CURTIS GUILD, son of Moses & Abigail 
(Everett) Guild, b. 1800 Sept. 26, Dedham, Mass. ; d. 1849 June 26, 
Boston. 

3 children born in Boston, Mass. : — 

i. Curtis 7 Guild, b. 1828 Jan'y 13 ; living, 1894, Boston ; m. 1858 
Sept. 2, Sarah Crocker Cobb, dau. of David George Washing- 
ton & Abby (Crocker) Cobb of Taunton, Mass. 

ii. Marianna Charlotte 7 Guild, b. 1831 ; living, 1894, Boston ; 
unm. 

iii. Benjamin Franklin 7 Guild, b. 1835 Dec. 8 ; living, 1894, 
Boston; m. 1871 March 8, Boston, Mary Caroline Whitte- 
more, dau. of John Mark & Mary Clara (Loud) Whittemore 
of Boston. 

373 — JOHN ROCKWOOD 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 5 Eph* Be?if Henri/ 
Wm 1 ] b. 1802 Jan'y 15, Augusta, Me. ; d. 1843 June 5, Boston, 
Mass.; m. 1831 May 6, Boston, MARGARET (UNDERWOOD) 

PEARSON, widow of Kendall Pearson and dau. of Isaac & Margaret 
(Brock) Underwood, b. 1800 Nov. 10, Boston; d. 1877 Jan'y 27, 
Boston. 

3 children born in Boston, Mass. : — 
622. i. John Ezra 7 Hodges, b. 1833 Sept. 6. 

ii. Charles Wilson 7 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 19; d. 1880 Aug. — , 

Bridgewater, Mass. ; unm. 
iii. Alonzo L 7 . Hodges, b. 1838 Dec. 18 ; d. 1878 Jan'y 26, 
Taunton, Mass.; m. 1862 Aug. 13, Boston, Mary Sprague, 
clau. of Charles W. & Lydia Sprague of Boston. Left 
no children. 
Alonzo L 7 . Hodges enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. F, 38th Mass. 
Vols., and served 3 years with his regiment, being promoted to be 
sergeant and being on the color-guard. He was in many fights and 
his brother possesses a piece of the flag that he carried in some 
of the battles. The regiment went first to Louisiana and took part in 
the battles of Bisland and Port Hudson and the Redeliver campaign ; 
afterwards it was sent to Virginia and was at Fisher's Hill and Cedar 
Creek, besides many smaller engagements. 

374— HANNAH 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 5 Eph* Benj* Henri/ 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1804 Dec. 2, Augusta, Me.; living, 1894, Augusta; m. WILLIAM 
HUNT of Augusta, son of Richard & Betsey (Rumbalo) Hunt, b. 1798 
Jan'y 1, Kings ISTympton, Devonshire, England ; d. 1868 Sept. 27, 

Augusta. 



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7 children born in Augusta, Me. : — 
i. Jane West 7 Hunt, b. 1828 Sept. 2 ; living, 1894, Augusta ; m. 

1844, Joseph Anthony of Augusta, son of Joseph & Sarah 

(Curtis) Anthony of Marblehead, Mass. 
ii. Annie Sophia 7 Hunt, b. 1831 Nov. 14 ; living, 1894, Gardiner, 

Me. ; m. 1852 Jan'y 1, Augusta, William Perkins, son of 

George Washington & Anna (Ames) Perkins, 
iii. William Thaddeus 7 Hunt, b. 1834 July 5; d. 1834 July 30, 

Augusta, 
iv. William Benjamin 7 Hunt, b. 1835 Sept. 13 ; living, 1894, 

Augusta ; m. 1858 March 30, Boston, Mass., Clara Augusta 

Perley, dau. of Zenas & Janet Wilkins (Gulliver) Perley. 
v. Charles Greenwood 7 Hunt, b. 1838 Nov. 22 ; d. 1875 Feb. 18, 

Augusta ; unm. 
vi. Lizzie Hannah 7 Hunt, b. 1841 Nov. 15 ; d. 1891 Feb. 2, 

Augusta ; rn. 1861 May 27, Augusta, Benjamin Franklin 

Parrott of Augusta, son of Collins & Lydia Ann (Rust) 

Parrott. 
vii. George 7 Hunt, b. 1843 Aug. 9 ; living, 1894, Augusta ; m. 1871 

Oct. 3, Augusta, Rhoda Estelle Little, dau. of Thomas & 

Elizabeth (Springer) Little of Augusta. 

375— DANIEL 6 HODGES [176. Ezra 6 Eph* Benf Henry 2 Wm> ] b. 
1806 June 6, Belgrade, Me. ; d. 1870 Oct. 13, Lewiston, Me. ; m. (1) 
1832 June 17, Augusta, Me., ABIGAIL SOULE PORTER, dau. of 
Joseph & Eunice (Witham) Porter, b. 1809 Feb. 4, Frankfort, Me. ; 
d. 1854 March 3, Hallowell, Me. He m. (2) 1854 Nov. 15, Pittston, 
Me., JULIA ANN NYE, dau. of Ellis & Patty (Williams) Nye, b. 1821 
April 7, Fairfield, Me. ; d. 1892 Jan'y 7, Deering, Me. 
9 children : — 

623. i. Daniel- Franklin 7 Hodges, b. 1834 Feb. 17, Belfast, Me. 

ii. Emily Stanley 7 Hodges, b. 1835 Oct. 17, Bangor, Me. ; m. 
1862 Dec. 30, Henderson, Ky., Dr. William H. Foulds, son 
of Thomas H. & Maria (Lowrey) Foulds of Baltimore, Md. 

624. iii. Helen Maria 7 Hodges, b. 1837 July 30, Hallowell, Me. 

iv. Abigail 7 Hodges, b. 1839 Jan'y 14, Hallowell ; d. 1840 
Aug. 14, Hallowell. 

625. v. Thomas Benton 7 Hodges, b. 1841 June 8, Hallowell. 

626. vi. Belle Pollard 7 Hodges, b. 1843 Oct. 13, Hallowell. 

vii. Walter Scott 7 Hodges, b. 1845 June 3, Hallowell ; d. 
1865 Sept. 29, Lewiston. 

627. vih. Abbie Soule 7 Hodges, b. 1847 June 3, Hallowell. 

ix. Jessie Adelaide 7 Hodges, b. 1856 Oct. 17, Bath, Me. ; 
living, 1894, Deering ; unm. 
Daniel 6 Hodges, during the War of 1812, a child of 6 to 8 years, 
his father being away in the service of his country, was wont to be 
sent into the cornfields, after harvest, to glean the scattered ears of 
corn for the family of 16 children. At the age of 10, he went to 
his brother Ezra's and remained with him a couple of years. He 



304 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

managed to save up some money and get some schooling between the 
ages of 15 and 18, studying under Master Locke of Hallowell, a 
noted teacher of the day. When about 22, he went to Boston and 
was in the employ of his brother-in-law, Curtis Guild. Then he 
returned to Hallowell, and engaged for a short time in the livery- 
stable business with his brother Benjamin. He bought an interest 
in a stage-line and drove a stage between Hallowell and Belfast and 
between Belfast and Bangor, saving up his money and, before his mar- 
riage, buying a nice farm about a mile out of Hallowell with the inten- 
tion of building on it at a later period. He continued in the stage 
business until 1834, then sold out his business and bought a livery- 
stable in Bangor. After two years he went on a farm near Hallowell 
for a year, and then moved into Hallowell Village and kept a hotel. 
A few years later he experienced religion, and not being able to 
reconcile rum-selling with his religious principles, gave up the hotel- 
business at a considerable pecuniary loss. He bought a farm two 
miles from the village and was a farmer for eight years. Failing 
strength caused him to give up farming and sent him into trade — in 
Bath, Gardiner, and then Lewiston. But after a few years, disease 
of the heart developed to a degree which compelled him to retire 
from all active business. [Daniel F. Hodges.'} 

Walter Scott 7 Hodges, at the age of 17, volunteered in the 
Union Army, and served 9 months with Co. A, 23rd Maine Infantry. 
He re-enlisted and served in the 31st and 32nd Maine regiments, 
being corporal of Co. D, in the 32nd. He was with the Army of the 
Potomac in the Wilderness, and in several battles. Not long after 
the bloody struggle at Spottsylvania Court House, in May 1864, in 
which he fought, he was taken prisoner, and suffered the horrors of 
Andersonville Prison for seven months. From his treatment there 
he never recovered. He was never able afterwards to stand erect 
and his memory was impaired ; and he finally died from the effects 
of this terrible imprisonment. [Daniel F. Hodges.'] 

376 — WILLIAM 6 HODGES [176. JEzra 6 Eph* Benf Henry 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1808 Feb. 28, Augusta, Me.; d. 1885 April 18, Augusta; m. (1) 
MARTHA JONES OWEN, dau. of Nathaniel & Peace (Jones) Owen, 
b. 1811 June 21, Leeds, Me. ; d. 1850 May 12, Vassalboro, Me. He 
m. (2) 1853 June — , Augusta, MARY BROWN CHANDLER, dau. of 
Jeremiah & Amelia (Towle) Chandler, b. 1820 Sept. 1, Raymond, 
N. H. ; living, 1892, Great Neck, Long Island. 

6 children born (except the last) in China, Me. : — 

628. i. Lucy Ann 7 Hodges, b. 1832 April 12. 

629. ii. Benjamin Franklin 7 Hodges, b. 1836 June 22. 

iii. Martha Ellen 7 Hodges, b. 1838 ; d. 1853, Weare, N. H. 

630. iv. Mahala Lawrence 7 Hodges, b. 1840 March 13. 

631. v. Caroline Sophia 7 Hodges, b. 1842 Oct. 4. 

vi. May L 7 . Hodges, b. 1854 May 1, Bath, Me. ; living, 1892, 
Great Neck, L. I. ; m. Walter Hicks of Great Neck, son of 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 305 

Henry Treadwell & Martha Ann (Willetts) Hicks of Man- 

hasset, L. I. No children in 1892. 
Martha J. (Owen) Hodges, with her husband, united with the 
Society of Friends in 1837. In January, 1844, she was acknowledged 
as a minister, and thenceforward was active in charitable and 
religious work. She visited the almshouses and prisons and other 
places of poverty, wretchedness or crime, extending her labors of 
love beyond the limits of New England, into New York, Pennsylvania 
and Ohio, as also New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and elsewhere. In 
her short life she won the love and respect of her neighbors, and 
was considered to be one of the most highly gifted members of the 
Society of Friends. In 1849 she attended the Ohio Yearly Meeting, 
visited the cities of Burlington and Philadelphia, and was engaged 
for some time within the limits of the New York Yearly Meeting. 
After her return she had a premonition of death, which occurred, 
after a brief illness, in the ensuing year. [Meetings for Sufferings, 
N. E. Yearly Meeting, 1851.] 

377 — EPHRAIM DANFORTH 6 HODGES [178. Seth 6 Eph*-* Henri/ 
Win 1 ] b. Willington, Conn. ; m. 1830 Oct. 24, East Windsor, Conn., 
SOPHIA AMELIA ALLEN, dau. of Israel & Bhoda (Crane) Allen, b. 
1810 May 24, East Windsor. He perhaps married a second time. 

Children : — 

Henry Allex 7 Hodges, d. winter of 1885-6, Westfield, Mass.; m. 
Theresa Cook. No children. 

Alonzo 7 Hodges went to Butland, Vt. ; was perhaps the Alonzo 
D. Hodges of Butland, who enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Vermont 
Vols., May 8, 1861; was transferred to the Veteran Beserve 
Corps in 1863 ; was transferred back to his original company in 
Feb. 1864, and re-enlisted the next month; was wounded at the 
battle of Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864, and again at Petersburg, 
Va., April 2, 1865 ; was promoted corporal ; and was mustered 
out July 16, 1865. 

Emerette 7 Hodges, m. (John ?) Fuller and lived in Butland, Vt. 

378 — THOMAS 7 HODGES [180. Allen* Tisdale 5 Edmund 11 John 3 - 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1808 April 13, Orrington, Me. ; d. 1867 Feb. 7, Brewer, Me.; 
m. 1834 Nov. 23, Orrington, LYDIA WHITE, dau. of William & Mary 
(Tibbetts) White, b. 1807 June 27, Orrington; living, 1891, South 
Brewer. 

6 children born in Brewer, Me. : — 

632. i. Thomas Guilford 8 Hodges, b. 1835 Nov. 27. 

ii. Mary White 8 Hodges, b. 1837 Dec. 15 ; d. 1839 Oct. 25, 
Brewer. 

633. iii. Emily Shedd 8 Hodges, b. 1841 Jan'y 23. 

634. iv. Frances Whitney 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Feb. 20. 

v. Marta Antoinette 8 Hodges, b. 1846 Aug. 28; living, 1891, 

South Brewer ; unm. 
vi. Mary Bartlett 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Oct. 15; d. 1887 July 12, 

Brewer; unm. 



306 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

379 — DANIEL 7 HODGES [180. Allen 6 Tlsdale 5 Edmund* John 3 - 2 
Wm}~\ b. 1810 April 4, Orrington, Me. ; d. 1883 Nov. 25, Orrington ; 

m. 1837 Sept. 14, Orrington, SARAH NICKERSON BARTLETT, dau. 
of Amasa & Mary S". (Nickerson) Bartlett, b. 1817 July 19, Orrington; 
living, 1891, Orrington. 

9 children born in Orrington, Me. : — 

635. i. Laura Augusta 8 Hodges, b. 1838 Aug. 11. 

636. ii. Judah Bartlett 8 Hodges, b. 1841 Jan'y 24. 

iii. Ltdia White 8 Hodges, b. 1843 Aug. 16 ; d. 1847 June 8, 
Brewer, Me. 

637. iv. Mary Abigail 8 Hodges, b. 1845 Sept. 21. 

638. v. Ltdia Sophia 8 Hodges, b. 1849 July 8. 

vi. Sarah Louisa 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Aug. 27 ; d. 1854 Dec. 10, 
Orrington. 

639. vii. Annie Barton 8 Hodges, b. 1854 April 15. 

viii. George Allen 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Jan'y 1 ; living, 1891, 
Orrington ; unm. 

640. ix. Sarah Elizabeth 8 Hodges, b. 1859 May 10. 

Daniel 7 Hodges took to the sea, and rising to the command of his 
vessel, was a captain until 1874. He then settled on his farm in 
Orrington. 

380 — MARY ELIZABETH 7 HODGES [180. Allen 6 Tisdale 5 Edmund 4 
John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1817 May 24, Brewer, Me.; d. 1884 Feb. 2, 
Orrington, Me. ; m. 1839 Sept. 8, Orrington, SAMUEL BARTLETT, 
son of Samnel & Mary (Snow) Bartlett, b. 1817 Feb. 1, Orrington; 
d. 1886 Oct. 21, Hong-Kong, China. 

6 children born (except the 2nd and 3rd) in Brewer, Me. : — 
i. Mary Abby 8 Bartlett, b. 1840 May 30 ; d. 1840 June 12, 

Brewer, 
ii. Annie Maria 8 Bartlett, b. 1841 May 20, Orrington; living, 
1892, Hampden, Me. ; m. 1868 Oct. 26, Brewer, Joshua Weston 
Hopkins of Hampden, son of Joshua & Lydia (Mckerson) 
Hopkins of Hampden, 
iii. Samuel Allen 8 Bartlett, b. 1846 Jan'y 29, Orrington; d. 1846 

March 17, Orrington. 
iv. Samuel Edward 8 Bartlett, b. 1852 Jan'y 28 ; d. 1854 Aug. 16, 

Brewer, 
v. Mary Emily Chilton 8 Bartlett, b. 1854 June 4; d. 1855 

Oct. 20, Brewer. 
vi. Fred Theodoke 8 Bartlett, b. 1858 Jan'y 5; living, 1892, 
Orrington; m. 1884 Sept. 18, Orrington, Annie Velma Hard- 
ing," dau. of Jacob & Anna Jane (Ryder) Harding of Orrington. 
Mary Elizabeth 7 Hodges taught school several years before her 
marriage. She and her husband were members of the Congregational 
church in Brewer, and also of a church in Iowa where they lived 
three years. Her husband was a master-mariner. He died on board 
the bark Fred P. Litchfield, of which he was master at the time, while 



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at Hong-Kong, but his body was brought home and buried beside his 
wife. [Fred T. Bartlett.~] 

381— GEORGE TISDALE 7 HODGES [180. Allen* Tisdale 5 Edmund* 
John 3 - 2 Wmy\ b. 1823 Feb. 14, Brewer, Me.; d. 1892 May 11, South 
Brewer; m. 1861 Oct. 6, Brewer, LAURA ELIZABETH SMITH, dau. of 
Herman Ryder & Asenath (Young) Smith, b. 1832 Oct. 28, Orrington, 
Me. ; living, 1892, South Brewer. 

1 child born in Brewer, Me. : — 

i. Daniel Shedd 8 Hodges, b. 1863 March 26; living, 1892, South 

Brewer ; m. 1886 Dec. 30, Orrington, Nellie Mae Pond, dau. of 

William Sumner &Mary Abigail (Rogers) Pond, b. 1869 Aug. 18, 

Orrington ; living, 1892. No children in 1892. 

George Tisdale 7 Hodges, suffering from weak lungs, was kept at 

home the greater part of the time until he was 21 years old. Then he 

made his home with his sister, Mrs. Shedd, working, when his health 

permitted, in the saw-mills of Brewer village. In 1859 he went to 

Bangor and engaged in business as a photographer, but was soon 

obliged to give this up on account of the evil effect of the chemicals 

on his lungs. He then took up the saw-mill business and worked at 

this until 1873, when he bought a large tract of land in South Brewer 

and carried on farming and dairying. In 1867 he joined the 

Congregational church and was an active member so long as his 

health permitted. The last two years of his life, he was a great 

invalid; nevertheless he still maintained his marked ability and 

willingness to aid others and to make other lives happy. [Daniel S. 

Hodges. ~\ 

382 — LYDIA 7 KODGES [182. Lemuel 6 Tisdale* Edmund 4 John 3 -* Wm 1 ] 
b. 1820 June 25, Petersham, Mass. ; living, 1892, Barre, Mass. ; m. 
1841 Sept. 15, Petersham, WILLIAM HARRISON BANCROFT, son of 
Nathaniel & Mary (Robinson) Bancroft, b. 1813 Oct. 29, Calais, Vt. ; 
d. 1879 Jan'y 6, Petersham. 

4 children born in Petersham, Mass. : — 
i. Laura 8 Bancroft, b. 1842 Nov. 22; living, 1892, Webster, 

Mass. ; unm. 
ii. George 8 Bancroft, b. 1844 Oct. 27; living, 1892, Barre, Mass.; 

unm. 
iii. Mary 8 Bancroft, b. 1846 Oct. 16 ; living, 1892, Newark, N. Y. ; 

m. 1877 Oct. 16, Petersham, Rev. John Harvey Moore of 

Warren, Mass., son of Rev. John Moore of Concord, N. H. 
iv. Nathaniel 8 Bancroft, b. 1850 May 15; d. 1850 May 18, 

Petersham. 

383 — SARAH NAOMI 7 HODCES [183. Jerry* Tisdale 5 Edmund 4 
John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1815 Nov. 21, Templeton, Mass. ; d. 1838 March 3, 
Fairhaven, Mass.; m. DAVID LEONARD DELANO HAMMOND, son of 

Barnabas & Sarah Parker (Delano) Hammond, b. 1817 April 31, 
Dartmouth, Mass. ; d. 1876 March 12, Fairhaven. 



308 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

2 children born in Fairhaven, Mass. : — 
i. Julia Ann Bates 8 Hammond, b. 1834 Aug. 16; living, 1892, 

Melrose, Mass. ; m. 1873 June 21, Melrose, Aaron Canfield 

Sargent of Melrose. 
ii. George Fred 8 Hammond, b. 1838 Feb. 22 ; d. 1846 March 3, 

Fairhaven. 

384 — HENRY AUGUSTUS 7 HODGES [183. Jerry 6 Tisdale 5 Edmund* 
John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1820 Jan'y 29, Petersham, Mass.; d. 1876 Aug. 5, 
Petersham; m. 1848 Sept. 13, Petersham, MARTHA ALMIRA UPTON, 
dau. of Stephen & Elizabeth (Lyons) Upton, b. 1820 Oct. 25, Orange, 
Mass. ; living, 1892, South Acton, Mass. 

2 children : — 
641. i. Charles Augustus 8 Hodges, b. 1855 June 16, Orange, Mass. 
ii. Nellie Grace 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Jan'y 1, Petersham ; d. 1864 
July 8, Petersham. 

Henry Augustus 7 Hodges, when about 15 years of age, went to 
sea in the merchant service, and after some experience entered the 
U. S. Navy. He was in the ship Ohio and in the European 
Squadron. His term expiring when his ship was in the Mediterra- 
nean, he took his discharge and traveled through France. After his 
return to the United States, he made several whaling voyages from 
Fairhaven, Mass., but on account of trouble with his eyes was obliged 
to give up the sea. He settled down in Petersham, where he married, 
bought a farm, and spent the remainder of his days. [ Wm. A. Hodges.] 

385 — MARIA SIMKINS 7 HODGES [Jerry 6 Tisdals 5 Edmund* John 3 - 2 
Wm}~\ b. 1827 July 29, Petersham, Mass. ; living, 1892, New Salem, 
Mass. ; m. 1850 Jan'y 1, Petersham, JOHN GRECG ALDEN, son of 
Adam & Sarah (Gregg) Alden, b. 1818 Aug. 11, Stowe, Vt. ; living, 
1892, New Salem. 

1 child born in New Salem, Mass. : — 
i. William Henry 8 Alden, b. 1853 Sept. 22 ; living, 1892, Natick, 
Mass. ; m. 1877 Aug. 28, Boston, Mass., Sarah Elizabeth 
Soule of Natick, dau. of Kev. Nathan Augustus & Almira 
(Timberlake) Soule. 

386 —ELIZABETH HOWE 7 HODGES [183. Jerry 6 Tisdale 5 Edmund* 
John*- 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1830 Jan'y 11, Petersham, Mass. ; d. 1872 Oct. 28, 
Petersham ; m. 1851 Nov. 26, Petersham, SILAS CAGE, son of Levi 
■& Nancy (Barnes) Gage, b. 1819 May 10, Warwick, Mass. ; living, 
1892, Athol, Mass. 

1 child born in Barre, Mass. : — 
i. Silas Frank 8 Gage, b. 1854 March 1 ; living, 1892, Enfield, 
Mass. ; m. 1889 May 7, Ware, Mass., Cora Nellie Snow, dau. 
of Joseph Packard & Cordelia Ann (Sturtevant) Snow of Ware. 

387 — WILLIAM ALLEN 7 HODGES [183. Jerry 6 Tisdale 5 Edmund* 
John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1834 May 15, Petersham, Mass.; living, 1894, 



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Mayor of Quincy, Mass. ; m. 1867 Sept. 10, Quincy, ANNIE MARIA 
WILSON, dau. of George Frederick & Maria French (Stetson) Wilson, 
b. 1845 Aug. 29, Quincy ; living, 1894, Quincy. 

6 children born in Quincy, Mass. : — 
i. Francis Mason 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Sept. 5 ; living, 1894, Quincy ; 

unm. 
ii. Mabel Stetson 8 Hodges, b. 1871 Jan'y 19 ; living, 1894, 

Quincy; unm. 
iii. Mary Alice 8 Hodges, b. 1873 May 4 ; d. 1873 Nov. — , Quincy. 
iv. Ella Howe 8 Hodges, b. 1876 March 31 ; d. 1878 Dec. — , 

Quincy. 
v. Edward Tisdale Quincy 8 Hodges, b. 1881 July 14 ; living, 

1894, Quincy. 
vi. Willard Allan 8 Hodges, b. 1885 March 27 ; living, 1894, 

Quincy. 
Hon. William Allen 7 Hodges, when not quite 14 years of age, 
went to Boston, and there, and in Milton, Mass., Roxbury and other 
neighboring places, worked as a baker until 1858, when he went to 
California and spent 2 years, part of the time mining, and part of 
the time baking. Returning to the East in 1860, he worked at his 
trade in Roxbury until 1866, with the exception of 5 months spent 
at McGregor, Iowa, in 1862. He then purchased an interest in a 
bakery in Quincy, becoming sole proprietor within 2 years. His 
business became the largest and most profitable establishment of the 
kind in the vicinity. This business he still (1894) conducts. 
During his residence in Quincy he has taken active interest in 
political matters. As a rule his district has been strongly Republican 
while he is a Democrat; so that his frequent election to office must 
be taken as evidence of his ability and popularity. He was select- 
man of Quincy 1872-5, 1877-8, 1880-1, and 1885-7, eleven years 
— a term of service as selectman equaled by only one other 
inhabitant of Quincy. In 1874 he was elected representative in 
the State legislature. In 1876 he was alternate delegate to the 
Democratic National Convention at St. Louis which nominated Tilden 
as Presidential Candidate. In 1878 and 1883 he was sent to the 
State Senate. In 1893 he was elected mayor of Quincy and in 1894, 
when elections went generally against his party, he was re-elected 
chief magistrate of his city. 

388 — EDWARD WARREN 7 HODGES [183. Jerri/ Tisdale 5 Edmund 4 ' 
John 3 - 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1836 Aug. 18, Petersham, Mass.; living, 1892, 
Orange, Mass., and Pentwater, Mich. ; m. 1860 June 26, Prairie du 
Chien, Wis., MARY ANN CARR, dau. of John & Elizabeth (Garver) 
Carr, b. 1841 April 18, Dubuque, la. ; living, 1892. 

4 children : — 
642. i. Walter Elmer 8 Hodges, b. 1861 July 29, Hardin, la. 

ii. Effie May 8 Hodges, b. 1865 May 3, McGregor, la. ; 
living, 1892; unm. 



310 THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 

iii. Flora Maude 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Dec. 2, Pentwater, Mich. ; 

living, 1892 ; unm. 
iv. Harriet Eose 8 Hodges, b. 1873 Nov. 2, Pentwater ; living, 

1892; unm. 
Edward Warren 7 Hodges learned the trade of carpenter and 
joiner, and went West in 1855, working in various places in Illinois, 
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. At the breaking out of the War, 
he went to Lacross, Wis., entered the employ of the Lacross & St. 
Paul Steamboat Co., and was engaged as carpenter on the boats 
running from St. Paul down the Mississippi Eiver as far as they] 
could go on account of the Confederate gunboats, carrying troops and 
supplies for the government. At the end of the War he settled in 
Pentwater, Mich., where he carried on the business of builder and 
contractor. He has been councilman, county commissioner, member 
of the School Board, First Assistant Chief of the Fire Department, 
and otherwise identified with the interests of the place. 

389 — ABIGAIL 7 HODGES [189. Macey 6 Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl* John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1798 March 7, Hadley (now Corinth), N. Y. ; d. 1827, 
Corinth; m. DAVID BARRAS of Corinth, son of Joseph & Lydia 
(Corkins) Barras. 

2 children born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 
i. Unnamed daughter who died in infancy. 

ii. Abigail 8 Barras, b. 1822 ; d. 1882 Jan'y 6, Guilderland, N. Y. ; 
m. 1840, Corinth, Edward F. Jenkins of Hadley, N. Y., son of 
John Solon & Polly (Houghton) Jenkins. 

390 — JONATHAN 7 HODGES [189. Macey 6 Jonathan 5 -* Nathl z John 2 
Won 1 ] b. 1804 Oct. 30, Hadley (now Corinth), N. Y. ; d. 1882 Jan'y 
23, Wilton, N. Y. ; m. 1826 Sept. 21, Glenville, N. Y., RHODA ANN 
FORD, dau. of Abel & Lydia (Tallman) Ford, b. 1806 July 18, 
Schuyler, N. Y. ; d. 1892 Nov. 8, Wilton. 

12 children born (except the last 3) in Glenville, N. Y. : — 

i. Caroline 8 Hodges, b. 1827 Sept. 2 ; m. David Leonard 7 
Hodges. No. 200, ii. 

643. ii. Lydia Ann 8 Hodges, b. 1829 Jan'y 29. 

644. iii. Deborah 8 Hodges, b. 1830 Oct. 27. 

iv. Nancy 8 Hodges, b. 1832 May 24 ; d. 1850 March 29, 

Corinth, 
v. Orilla 8 Hodges, b. 1834 Sept. 5 ; d. 1853 Jan'y 11, Corinth. 
vi. David 8 Hodges, b. 1836 Sept. 4 ; d. 1851 Nov. 21, Corinth. 

645. vii. Isaac Seymour 8 Hodges, b. 1838 Nov. 6. 

viii. Eunice Burlingham 8 Hodges, b. 1841 Feb. 1 ; living, 
1892, Wilton ; unm. 

ix. Jonathan 8 Hodges, b. 1843 Jan'y 23 ; living, 1894, St. Paul, 
Minn. ; m. 1880 Nov. 6, Joliet, 111., Sophia Margaret Allen, 
dau. of Eobert Copeland & Margaret (Smith) Allen, b. 1847 
Sept. 21, Preston, Eng. ; living, 1894. No children. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 311 

x. William Ford 8 Hodges, b. 1845 Jan'y 22, Charlton, N. Y. ; 
living, 1894, Wilton. 

646. xi. Everett Macey 8 Hodges, b. 1847 Oct. 24, Corinth. 

647. xii. Edward Delavan 8 Hodges, b. 1850 July 14, Corinth. 
Jonathan 7 Hodges moved with his parents to Glenville in 1820 

and lived there until about 1844. Later he resided for several years 
in Corinth, settling in 1853 in Wilton, where he passed the remainder 
of his life. He was a man of marked individuality and left his 
impress upon the community in which he lived. He was one of the 
pioneers of Methodism in that section, having joined the Methodist 
church in 1830, and for 46 years held the position of class-leader in 
this society. 

Jonathan 8 Hodges is a contractor and builder. After his mar- 
riage he went to Bismarck, Dakota, and while there was engaged 
in building the Capitol. Thence he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and 
formed a connection with the Bohn Manufacturing Company, in 
whose interest he went to Chicago and helped build the wonderful 
"White City" of the great Columbus Fair. He was engaged on the 
Horticultural Building and then had charge of the erection of the 
Electrical Building.- After the Fair he returned to St. Paul. 

Mrs. Sophia M. (Allen) Hodges was daughter of a civil engineer 
of reputation, residing in Preston, England, for whom John Tyndall, 
afterwards of world-wide fame, when a young man, carried the chain 
in making surveys. Her paternal grandfather, Robert Allen, was 
also a civil engineer. Her maternal grandfather, Samuel Smith, of 
a family prominent in Preston from the earliest times, was a wealthy 
cotton manufacturer of Preston, and for 30 years was connected with 
the municipal affairs of the borough, being councillor for St. George's 
Ward 17 years, alderman 13 years, borough magistrate 11 years and 
mayor of the city in 1864. He was a prominent member of the 
Wesleyan Methodist church, and his maternal grandmother, the pious 
Martha Thompson, had the reputation of being the first convert to 
Methodism in Preston, through the preaching of John Wesley. 

391 — OLIVER MACEY 7 HODGES [189. Maceif Jonathan 5 -* Nathl* 
John 2 Wm x ~\ b. 1810 June 7, Hadley (now Corinth), N. Y. ; d. 1881 
March 17, Saratoga Springs, 1ST. Y. ; m. 1838 Sept. 15, Scotia, N. Y., 
HARRIET (JOYCE) OSBORN, widow of Francis J. Osborn and dau. 
of George & Jane (Stuart) Joyce, b. 1814, Schenectady, 1ST. Y. ; d. 
1885 June 7, Saratoga Springs. 
3 children : — 

i. Jane 8 Hodges, b. and d. 1840, Scotia, N. Y. 

ii. Malinda 8 Hodges, b. 1842 Nov. 3, Scotia ; living, 1894, Ball- 
ston Spa, N. Y. 

648. iii. George Winfield 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Jan'y 9, Glenville, 

N. Y. 
Oliver Macey 7 Hodges lived in Scotia for several years after his 
marriage, and then settled on a. farm in Glenville. In 1856 he went 
to Schenectady, where he kept the City Hotel. In 1859 he moved 



3J2 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

to Laugley, Virginia, about 6 miles from Washington, where he had 
a farm of 400 acres, on the Leesburgh road, along the Potomac River. 
In 1861, when the war broke out, he supplied the Union troops with 
milk. This was regarded as an offence by the Confederates, and one 
evening he received a visit from a troop of their cavalry. Luckily 
he and his son perceived their approach in time and started for the 
Union lines at Chain Bridge. Although closely pursued and fired on, 
they escaped unhurt, but for 7 weeks were unable to return home. 
In 1867 he bought and moved to a farm of 150 acres in Wilton, 
N. Y., and in 1875 he moved again to the village of Saratoga Springs. 
His last removal was in 1880, to a farm 4 miles south of Saratoga 
Springs, on the Ballston road, where his son still (1894) lives. 
[Malinda Hodges.} 

392 — MARCUS FITCH 7 HODGES [191. Lewis 5 Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl* 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1815 May 14, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 1882 April 
17, Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. 1837 June 6, New York City, SOPHIA 
ARMOUR MOORE, dau. of James Armour & Maria Sophia (Armour) 
Moore, b. 1814 June 6, New York City ; living, 1892, Brooklyn. 
6 children : — 

i. Maria Moore 8 Hodges, b. 1840 Aug. 24, Belleville, N. J.; 

d. infancy. 
ii. Lewis Moore 8 Hodges, b. 1842 July 15, New York City; 
d. infancy. 

649. iii. James Moore 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Aug. 6, Belleville. 

iv. William Mulligan 8 Hodges, b. 1847 April 8, Brooklyn; 
living, 1892; unm. 

650. v. Annie 8 Hodges, b. 1850 April 13, Brooklyn. 

vi. Fannie Castle 8 Hodges, b. 1854 Oct. 25, Brooklyn ; living, 
1892; unm. 

393 — LEONARD BACON 7 HODCES [191. Lewis 6 Jonathan* '- 4 Nathl* 
John 2 Win 1 } b. 1823 July 15, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 1883 April 
14, St. Paul, Minn.; m. (1) 1849 Jan'y — , Hardin, la., ELIZABETH 
COLLINS, who d. 1849 June — , Hardin. He m. (2) 1856 Aug. 27, 
Weybridge, Vt., MARGARET BLOORE ROGERS, dau. of Rev. John 
Bloore & Abby Harshe (Allen) Rogers, b. 1826 Jan'y 27, Johnstown, 
N. Y. ; d. 1892 Jan'y 13, St. Paul. 

4 children born in Oronoco, Minn. : — 
i. An infant, b. and d. 1857 May. 
ii. Susan Bacon 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Dec. 16 ; d. 1860 Aug. 25, 

Oronoco. 
iii. Marcus Rogers 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Dec. 17; d. 1877 Aug. 2, 

St. Paul, 
iv. Margaret Elizabeth 8 Hodges, b. 1862 (or 1863) Sept 4; d. 1891 

April 11, St. Paul; m. 1888 Sept. 18, St. Paul, Herbert Wood 

Smith of St. Paul, son of George Henry & Mary Frances (Brown) 

Smith of Terre Haute, Ind. No children. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 313 

Leonard Bacon 7 Hodges was a prominent man in the North- 
western States, where he was widely and honorably known. He left 
his home at the age of 13, determined to push his own way through 
the world, and succeeded in his attempt. He first went to New 
Haven, Conn., where he found employment in a bookstore. After 
holding several positions, at the age of 17 he studied civil engineering 
a short time at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and then spent 
four years in New York State, surveying, farming and teaching. In 
1845 he went to Rockford, 111., and bought a farm, but did not long 
retain it. He next went to Wisconsin, whence, after engaging in 
various pursuits, he proceeded to Iowa and settled at Hardin. In 
1851 he was appointed U. S. Deputy Surveyor and did much govern- 
ment work in the Northwest. In 1854 he moved into Minnesota, 
bought a farm, and founded the town of Oronoco. The Sioux out- 
break in 1862 aroused his martial spirit and he raised a company for 
the Minnesota Mounted Rangers, but was rejected by the surgeons 
on account of defective eyesight. In 1870, stirred up by what he 
considered exorbitant railroad tariffs, he became a candidate for the 
State Senate on an anti-monopoly platform. He was an earnest and 
vigorous speaker, took the stump and defeated his opponent, although 
he was a pronounced Democrat and his district was strongly Repub- 
lican. In 1872 he moved to St. Paul. His zeal for forestry now 
manifested itself, and from this date until his death, his efforts to 
impress the State and municipal authorities, and the people at large, 
with the importance of this subject, were unremitting and fruitful in 
results. He was practically the founder of the State Forestry Asso- 
ciation, organized in 1876, and its Secretary from the beginning until 
his death. He prepared the original draft of the Timber Culture 
Act, giving free possession of a quarter-section of government land to 
any person cultivating thereon 10 acres of trees during 8 years. 
Among other schemes which he originated was the substitution for 
snow-fences along railroads of double or triple lines of trees, which 
answer the purpose equally well while they are beneficial in other 
ways. The St. Paul & Pacific Railroad adopted the system under 
his superintendency to some extent and until overwhelmed by finan- 
cial difficulties. Later the Northern Pacific Railroad took the matter 
up and employed him during the last two years of his life as Super- 
intendent of its tree plantation with good results. His contributions 
to the literature of arboriculture were many and valuable and his 
speeches on the subject were practical and convincing. He was a 
terse writer and a good speaker. His Manual of Tree Planting, pub- 
lished by the Minn. State Forestry Association, is one of the best 
works on the subject ever written. He had some hard knocks in the 
course of his career, but amid all the vicissitudes of life his indomit- 
able courage never failed him, and his unflagging perseverance 
enabled him to overcome many of the obstacles in his path. He had 
a kind heart, and liberality was among his prominent traits. 
[St. Paid Pioneer Press, April 15, 1883.] 

394 — DAVID BACON 7 HODGES [191. Lewis 6 Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl 3 
John 2 Wm x ~\ b. 1827 May 24, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 1858 July 



314 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

24, Oronoco, Minn. ; m. 1852 Dec. 20, St. Louis, Mo., ELIZABETH 
BLACKSTONE WHITELEY, dau. of Gen. Kobert Henry Kirkwood & 
Hester (Dodson) Whiteley, U. S. Army, b. 1833 March 20, Fort 
Moultrie, S. C. ; living, 1892, Baltimore, Md. 

2 children born in the U. S. of Columbia, Central America : — 
i. Sara Elvira 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Aug. 28, David ; living, 1892 ; unm. 
ii. A son, unnamed, b. and. d. 1857 April 18, Panama. 

395 — SUSAN ALICE 7 HODGES [191. Leivis 6 Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl* 
John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1829 Jan'y 8, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; living, 1894, 
Pelham Heights, N. Y.; m. 1856 June 16, Brooklyn, N. Y., Rev. 
GEORGE BARRETT NUTTING, son of William & Mary Barrett 
(Hubbard) Nutting, b. 1826 March 11, Randolph, Vt. ; living, 1894. 

10 children : — 
i. Susan Elizabeth 8 Nutting, b. and d. 1857 April 15, Aintab, 

Syria. 
ii. David Louis 8 Nutting, b. 1858 July 1, Oorfa, Turkey; d. 1858 

July 20, Oorfa. 
iii. William Whiteley 8 Nutting, b. 1860 Feb. 11, Oorfa ; living, 

1892, Mantorville, Minn. ; unm. 
iv. Mary 8 Nutting, b. 1861 Oct. 2, Adiyaman, Turkey ; d. 1862 

Oct. — , Oorfa. 
v. Sarah Hodges 8 Nutting, b. 1863 April 16, Oorfa ; d. 1865 July 

20, Aintab. 
vi. Robert Boyd 8 Nutting, b. 1864 Nov. 6, Oorfa; living, 1892, 

Denver, Col. ; unm. 
vii. Henry Hodges 8 Nutting, b. 1867 July 27, Adiyaman ; living, 

1892, Baltimore, Md. ; unm. 
viii. Susan Barrett 8 Nutting, b. 1869 Oct. 4, Oronoco, Minn.; d. 

1891 April 28, Greeley, Col. ; unm. 
ix. Louis Blackstone 8 Nutting, b. 1871 July 26, Lansing, Mich. ; 

living, 1892, New York City ; unm. 
x. Marcus 8 Nutting, b. 1874 June 9, Cuba, N. Y. ; d. 1874 June 18, 

Cuba. 

396 — SARAH ELVIRA 7 HODGES [191. Lewis 6 Jonathan 5 -* NathP 
John 2 Wmy\ b. 1830 Sept. 25, West Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 1854 July 
9, Aintab, Syria; m. 1852 Dec. 28, Geneva, N. Y., Rev. GEORGE 
BARRETT NUTTING. See No. 395. 

1 child : — 
i. Alice Bacon 8 Nutting, b. 1854 July 4, Aintab; d. 1855 Feb. 24, 
Aintab. 

397 — ABBY ANN 7 HODGES [192. Wm C 6 . Jonathan 5 -* Nathl* John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1817 July 13, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; d. 1858 Jan'y 10, 
Wiltonville, N. Y. ; m. 1842 April 14, Poughkeepsie, DAVID JONES, 
son of George L. & Charlotte (Eastmaid) Jones, b. 1820 Feb. 11, 
Worcester, England ; d. 1864 May 27, Newbern, N. C. 



THE TA UN TON BRANCH. 315 

7 children : — 
i. Claudius Hodges 8 Jones, b. 1843 Jan'y 19, Poughkeepsie ; living, 

1892, Wiltonville; m. 1871 March 18, Wilton, Sarah Green, 

clau. of William & Charlotte (De Witt) Green of Wilton. 
ii. Mary Ellen 8 Jones, b. 1845 Aug. 23, Brooklyn, 1ST. Y. ; living, 

1892, Corinth, N. Y. ; unm. 
iii. James William 8 Jones, b. 1847 Nov. 10, Brooklyn ; d. 1851 

March 3, Wilton, 
iv. Alice Juliette 8 Jones, b. 1849 May 5, Corinth ; d. 1867 Oct. 22, 

Schenectady, N. Y. 
v. Frances Abby Ann 8 Jones, b. 1850 Sept. 19, Corinth ; d. 1868 

Jan'y 13, Corinth, 
vi. Estella Lavina 8 Jones, b. 1852 Aug. 25, Wilton; living, 1892, 

Grangerville, N. Y. ; rn. 1871 Dec. 7, Northumberland, N. Y., 

Jacob Brown of Northumberland, son of Abner & Mary (Ball) 

Brown of Gansevoort, Northumberland, N. Y. 
vii. Emma Loneta 8 Jones, b. 1854 Oct. 29, Wilton ; adopted and 

name changed to Emma Loneta Burdett; living, 1894, Buffalo, 

N. Y. ; unm. 
David Jones enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, in Co. F, 132nd New York 
Vols., and died in the service. He was detailed as commissary 
sergeant. He was sent to Newbern, and as the boat was approaching 
the landing, it struck a torpedo which had been planted by the 
Confederates, and he (with other soldiers) was blown to pieces. He 
was a prominent member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows, and 
was popular with all his associates, military and civilian. [Mary E. 
Jones. ~\ 

398 — JAMES NELSON 7 HODGES [192. Wm C\ Jonathan 6 - * Nathl* 
John* Wm 1 ] b. 1819 Feb. 25, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; living, 1894, 
Wilton, N. Y.; m. 1848 May 28, Corinth, N. Y., BETSEY AMBLER, 
dau. of Stephen & Lovica (Laraway) Ambler, b. 1824 May 23, 
Corinth; d. 1886 Feb. 14, Wilton. 

4 children born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 

651. i. Phebe Josephine 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Feb. 21. 

ii. William Carpenter 8 Hodges, b. 1860 June 13 ; living, 
1894, Kings Station P. 0., Wilton, N. Y. ; m. 1891 Nov. 4, 
Saratoga, Sebie Perry, dau. of William Henry & Phebe 
Granger (Woodward) Perry, b. 1866 Jan'y 10, Wilton ; living, 
1894. No children in 1894. 

652. iii. James Ambler 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Nov. 28. 

653. iv. Nelson Bemis 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Sept. 21. 

399 — LAVINIA 7 HODGES [192. Wm C 5 . Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl 3 John* 
Wm 1 ] b. 1825 June 24, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Corinth, 
N. Y. ; m. 1846 May 3, Corinth, NELSON WHEELER GRIPPEN, son 

of William & Patience (Ide) Grippen, b. 1822 Jan'y 23, Corinth ; 
living, 1894, Corinth. 



316 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

3 children born in Corinth, N Y. : — 
i. Susan Arabella 8 Gripped, b. 1849 Feb. 23 ; d. 1863 Feb. 22, 

Corinth, 
ii. Alice Lucinda 8 Gripped, b. 1856 Sept. 13 ; d. 1863 Feb. 16, 

Corinth, 
iii. William Nelson 8 Grippen, b. 1865 May 6; living, 1894, 

Corinth ; m. 1893 June 14, Peekskill, N. Y., Agnes Grace 

Conklin, dau. of Eber A. & Abigail ('McCoy) Conklin of 

Peekskill. 

400— MARY JANE 7 HODCES [192. Wm C\ Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl s John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1830 April 22, Poughkeepsie, K. Y. ; d. 1893 April 31, 
Corinth, N. Y. ; m. 1860 Jan'y 25, Corinth, ENOS AMBLER, son of 
Stephen & Lovica (Laraway) Ambler, b. 1820 Dec. 25, Corinth ; d. 
1892 Jan'y 17, Corinth. 

1 child born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 
i. Elnora 8 Ambler, b. 1870 July 14 ; living, 1894, Corinth ; m. 1892 

May 11, Corinth, Edward Eggleston of Corinth, son of Jared 

& Sarah Jane (Calkins) Eggleston of Corinth. 

401 — ASEL GILBERT 7 HODGES [192. Wm C 6 . Jonathan 5 - 4 Nathl 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1834 Feb. 13, Poughkeepsie, N Y. ; living, 1892, 
Wilton, N. Y.; m. 1859 July 4, Corinth, N Y., PHEBE JOSEPHINE 
CLOTHER, dau. of Benjamin Perry & Almeda (White) Clother, b. 
1842 Dec. 2, Corinth ; living, 1892. 

7 children : — 
i. Flora Temple 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Nov. 13, Corinth ; living, 1892, 

Fonda, N. Y.; m. 1879 March 12, Wilton, N. Y., Ealph Haines 

Smith of Fonda, son of Pascal Burton & Harriet (Haines) Smith, 

b. 1855 June 7, New York City; living, 1892, Fonda. No 

children in 1892. 
ii. Gilbert Clinton 8 Hodges, b. 1863 April 30, Corinth; living, 

1892, Wilton ; m. 1891 Jan'y 21, Wilton, Elma Martha Smith, 

dau. of Franklin Hollister & Clara Lucelia (White) Smith, b. 

1866 June 15, North Hebron, N. Y.; living, 1892. No children 

in 1892. 
iii. Lewis Bemis 8 Hodges, b. 1865 June 19, Corinth; d. 1866 

Nov. 10, Corinth, 
iv. Jennie Bertha 8 Hodges, b. 1867 Aug. 31, Corinth ; living, 1892, 

Wilton ; unm. 
v. Harriet 8 Hodges, b. 1872 Nov. 20, Wilton ; living, 1892, 

Wilton ; itnm. 
vi. George Washington 8 Hodges, b. 1875 Feb. 22, Wilton; d. 1875 

March 20, Wilton, 
vii. Jessie Josephine 8 Hodges, b. 1877 March 28, Wilton; d. 1877 

Aug. 25, Wilton. 

402 — MARGARET LOUISA 7 HODCES [194. JosejJi W 6 . Nathl 5 Jona- 
than 4 Nathl a John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1819 Oct. 3, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 317 

1887 Jan'y 11, Dighton, Mass.; m. 1843 Feb. 1, Attleboro, Mass., 

FRANCIS WALDRON, son of Billings & Polly (Briggs) Waldron, b. 

1810 Dec. 2, Dighton ; living, 1892, North Dighton. 
9 children born in Dighton, Mass. : — 

i. Elvira Frances 8 Waldron, b. 1844 March 3 ; living, 1892, 
Chicago, 111.; m. 1864 March 14, Taunton, Francis Everett 
Thacher, son of Samuel & Mehitable Martin (Briggs) Thacher 
of Taunton. 

ii. Georgiana Isabelle 8 Waldron, b. 1846 Oct. 25; living, 1892, 
West Bridgewater, Mass. ; m. 1869 April 7, Dighton, Stephen 
Herbert Leonard, son of Freeman Edward & Martha 
(Williams) Leonard of Baynham, Mass. 

iii. Augusta Maria 8 Waldron, b. 1849 April 26; living, 1892, 
North Dighton; unm. 

iv. Estella Louisa 8 Waldron, b. 1851 March 28 ; living, 1892, 
Boston, Mass. ; m. 1871 Jan'y 8, Dighton, Charles Francis 
Kingsley, son of William Mason & Eliza Ann (Harrison) 
Kingsley of Providence, R. I. 

v. Ella Leonora 8 Waldron, b. 1853 July 29 ; living, 1892, 
Brockton, Mass. ; unm. 

vi. Francis 8 Waldron Jr., b. 1855 Nov. 23; living, 1892, Taunton, 
Mass. ; m. 1877 Jan'y 23, Dighton, Nettie Henrietta Bartlett, 
dau. of Joseph Thomas & Mary (Hough) Bartlett of Williams- 
town, N. Y. 

vii. Ferdinand 8 Waldron, b. 1855 Nov. 23; living, 1892, Dighton; 
m. 1882 Nov. 2, Dighton, Annie Josephine Perry, dau. of 
David & Amanda Maria (Hathaway) Perry of Dighton. 

viii. Clarence Warren 8 Waldron, b. 1858 May 1; living, 1892, 
North Dighton; m. 1881 Jan'y 12, Dighton, Ida Eliza 
Hathaway, dau. of Andrew Jackson & Mary Eliza (Briggs) 
Hathaway of Freetown, Mass. 

ix. Bertha Eveline 8 Waldron, b. 1860 June 18; d. 1862 June 16, 
Dighton. . 

403 — JOSEPH NATHANIEL 7 HODGES [194. Joseph W\ NathV> 
Jonathan* JSTathl 3 John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1821 Aug. 14, Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 
1847 Dec. 30, Belchertown, Mass., SARAH JANE DODGE, dau. of 
Cheney & Sarah (Ellis) Dodge, b. 1823 Aug. 3, Searsport, Me.; 
living, 1892, Chelsea, Mass. 

4 children : — 

654. i. Horace Franklin 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Oct. 21, Greenwich, 

Mass. 

655. ii. Alice Elizabeth 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Aug. 6, Grafton, Mass. 

656. iii. Addle Geneva 8 Hodges, b. 1856 Nov. 2, Belfast, Me. 

657. iv. Warren Cheney 8 Hodges, b. 1865 March 10, Bockland, Me. 

404 — EMILY ELIZABETH 7 HODGES [194. Joseph W*. Nathl 6 Jona- 
than 4 Nathl* John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1827 April 19, Mansfield, Mass.; 
living, 1892, Middleboro, Mass. ; m. 1846 Aug. 15, New York City, 



318 THE TA UNTON BBANCH. 

JOHN COOPER, son of Thomas & Rebecca (Hunt) Cooper, b. 1826 
Aug. 23, Attleboro ; living, 1892. 

6 children born in Attleboro, Mass. : — 
i. Elizabeth Jane 8 Cooper, b. 1848 June 21 ; living, 1892, Attleboro ; 

rn. (1) 1866 Oct. 8, Taunton, Mass., Eliot Melvin Wallace, 

son of George W. & Caroline Wallace; m. (2) 1869 Sept. 8, 

Charles Oscar Sweet, son of Joubert & Eliza (Nelson) Sweet. 
ii. Arabella Clarinda 8 Cooper, b. 1849 March 11 ; d, 1852 Dec. 15, 

Attleboro. 
iii. John Augustus 8 Cooper, b. 1852 Jan'y 11 ; d. 1852 Dec. 27, 

Attleboro. 
iv. Clarence Warren 8 Cooper, b. 1855 July 13 ; d. 1856 Oct. 28, 

Attleboro. 
v. Clara Isabel 8 Cooper, b. 1859 March 6 ; d. 1859 Aug. 7, Attleboro. 
vi. Louis Handel 8 Cooper, b. 1862 April 23; living, 1892, Attleboro; 

m. 1886 Oct. 27, Attleboro, Nellie Alma Ryder, dau. of Josiah 

Eranklin & Chloe Ann (Prince) Ryder. 

405 — LEWIS LEPRILETE 7 HODGES [195. Preston* Nathl h Jonathan* 
mthl 3 John 2 TTot 1 ] b. 1806 Jan'y 20, Mansfield, Mass.; living, 1892, 
Buffalo, N. Y. ; in. 1830 Nov. 9, Attleboro, Mass., MARIA INGRAHAM, 
dau. of Ezra & Elona (Richardson) Ingraham, b. 1810 Feb. 25, 
Attleboro. 

4 children born (except the first) in Buffalo, N. Y. : — 

i. Edward Lewis 8 Hodges, b. 1832 Jan'y 13, Providence, R. I. ; 

married and had 1 child, Edward? Hodges. 
ii. Preston Leprilete 8 Hodges, b. 1840 Jan'y 31 ; living, 1892, 
Buffalo; unm. 
658. iii. Mary Elona 8 Hodges, b. 1842 Feb. 20. 

iv. Louisa Maria 8 Hodges, b. 1847 March 18; living, 1892, 
Buffalo; unm. 
Lewis Leprilete 7 Hodges began business in 1828, in partnership 
with his father, managing the Franklin House, which was the best 
hotel in Providence at that time. In 1832 his father went to New 
York, leaving him in sole charge, which he retained until 1836, when 
he went to Buffalo, N. Y., and opened the New American Hotel. He 
was a popular manager, was elected alderman in 1844 and 1845, and 
continued in the hotel business until 1874, when he retired after a 
successful experience of 46 years. 

406 — MARY ANN 7 HODGES [195. Preston 6 Nathl 5 Jonathan* Nathl 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1807 Nov. 28, Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1887 March 17, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. WARD A. WORK, son of Samuel & Patty 
(Ward) Work, d. 1875 May 19, Brooklyn. 

4 children : — 
i. George Henry 8 Work, b. Providence, R. I. ; d. 1870 Dec. 20, New 

York City. 
ii. Anna Maria 8 Work, b. Providence ; d. infancy, Providence, 
iii. Charles 8 Work, b. New York City; d. infancy, New York City. 



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iv. Anna Hodges 8 Work, b. New York City ; living, 1892, Provi- 
dence ; in. 1866 Dec. 6, Brooklyn, Krollpfeifer. 

407 — ELIZA ALLEN 7 HODGES [195. Preston 6 NathV> Jonathan* 
Nathl 3 John" Wm 1 ] b. 1809 Nov. 3, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, 
Providence, E. I.; in. 1828 July — , Providence, CALEB HARRIS of 
Providence, son of Dr. Caleb & Abby (Smith) Harris, b. 1779 Dec. — , 
Johnston, R. I. ; d. 1871 April 9, Providence. 

1 child born in Providence, R. I. : — 

i. Caleb Francis 8 Harris, b. 1831 April 5; d. 1855 April 5, 
Providence; unm. 

408 — PRESTON HENRY 7 HODGES [195. Preston 6 Nathl 5 Jonathan 4 
Nathl 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1814 Jan'y 23, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, 
Stratford, Conn. ; m. (1) MARY DIAMOND SUTTON, dau. of Richard 
& Jane (Emory) Sutton of the British Navy, d. 1874 June 4, New- 
York City. He m. (2) 1879 Jan'y 16, Stratford, SARAH MARIA 
CURTIS, dau. of Stephen & Maria Lewis (Birdseye) Curtis, b. 1829 
Nov. 4, Stratford ; living, 1892. 

2 children born in New York City : — 

i. Ltdia 8 Hodges, b. 1837 Aug. 30; living, 1892, Stratford; 
unm. 

659. ii. Marie Diamond 8 Hodges, b. 1849 June 23. 

Preston Henry 7 Hodges at an early age went to New York City, 
and in 1832 induced his father to purchase the Clinton Hotel there, 
which proved a successful investment. He remained in business 
with his father until 1839, when he took the Carlton House in New 
York City and carried this on until 1857, when he retired from 
business. About 1875 he moved to Stratford, Conn., where he still 
(1892) resides, amusing himself with the cultivation of fruits and 
flowers. 

409 — ORVILLE AUGUSTUS 7 HODGES [196. George 6 Nathl 5 Jona- 
than 4 Nathl 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1822 Oct. 7, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 
1892, Providence, R. I. ; m. 1842 Nov. 28, North Providence, ANN 
ELIZABETH BOYD, dau. of William & Rhoda (Briggs) Boyd, b. 1823 
Nov. 11, North Providence ; living, 1892. 

5 children born in Providence, R. I. : — 

i. Mary Frances 8 Hodges, b. 1844 June — '; d. 1855 Jan'y — , 
Providence. 

660. ii. George James 8 Hodges, b. 1845 July 18. 

iii. Orville Augustus 8 Hodges, b. 1846 ; d. 1847 Feb. 4, 
Providence. 

661. iv. Albert Batchelor 8 Hodges, b. 1849 Nov. 11. 

v. Charles Henry Jenks 8 Hodges, b. 1856 July 8 ; living, 
1892, Providence ; m. 1887 April 28, Providence, Genevieve 
Churchill (Tedford) Horton, dau. of Richard & Genevieve 
(Churchill) Tedford, b. 1856 Aug. 15, London, Eng.; living, 
1892. No children in 1892. 



320 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Orville Augustus 7 Hodges, when 16 years old, was apprenticed 
to the carpenter's trade. He served 4 years as apprentice and five 
or six years more as journeyman carpenter, taking up his residence 
in Providence. He then went into the retail market business and 
then into the coal trade, in which he is still (1892) engaged. In 
1853 he went to California and staid there 2 years, returning then to 
Providence. About 1850 he joined the Sons of Temperance. In 1870 
he joined the Odd Fellows, in two years went through the Chair with 
the honors, and in 1876 became a member of the Grand Lodge. He 
is also a member of the 0. U. A. M., having been through all the 
Chairs with the honors, is in the State Council, and for a number of 
years has been treasurer of the Order. 

410 — SOPHIA ANNA 7 HODGES [196. George 6 Nathl 5 Jonathan* 
NatW John* Wm 1 ] b. 1827 March 14, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, 
Providence, E. I. ; m. 1850 June 5, Cambridge, Mass., OILMAN 
KIMBALL WINCHESTER, son of Isaac & Polly (Balch) Winchester, 
b. 1823 March 11, New Chester (now Hill), K H. ; living, 1892, 
Providence. 

5 children born (except the first 2) in Providence, E. I. : — 
i. Albert Parker 8 Winchester, b. 1851 July 17, Cambridge, Mass ; 

living, 1892, Providence ; m. 1883 May 30, Bristol, E. I., Annie 

Gorham Edwards, dau. of Pardon Cory & Annie Elizabeth 

(Newman) Edwards. 
ii. Leonora Hodges 8 Winchester, b. 1853 Peb. 17, Cambridge ; 

living, 1892, Providence ; m. 1879 May 20, Providence, Jethro 

Frank Coffin of Providence, son of George Cobb & Selina 

Jane (Eldridge) Coffin of Nantucket, Mass. 
iii. Stella Delmont 8 Winchester, b. 1857 July 4 ; d. 1864 Nov. 29, 

Providence, 
iv. Edward Kimball 8 Winchester, b. 1863 Eeb. 28 ; d. 1863 Aug. 

31, Providence, 
v. Nellie Delmont 8 Winchester, b. 1864 Nov. 26 ; living, 1892, 

Providence ; m. 1888 Oct. 9, Providence, Beverley Shibley 

Lake of Providence, son of Ira & Hester Ann (Shibley) Lake 

of Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. 

411 _ PRUDENCE HARVEY 7 HODGES [200. David 6 - 5 Jonathan* 
Nathl* John* Wm 1 '] b. 1818 Aug. 17, Corinth, N. Y. ; d. 1862 Feb. 5, 
Battle Creek, Mich. ; m. 1841 Feb. 18, Corinth, MARVIN EGGLESTON, 
son of John & Lucinda (Standish) Eggleston, b. 1817 Dec. 18, Cor- 
inth ; living, 1892, Battle Creek. 

4 children born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 

i. Samuel Marvin 8 Eggleston, b. 1841 Dec. 1 ; living, 1892, Battle 
Creek; m. 1865 Feb. 14, Battle Creek, Hannah Jemima 
Wood, dau. of Barnet & Fatama (Gregory) Wood of Battle 
Creek. 

ii. and iii. died at birth. 

iv. Prudence Jane 8 Eggleston, b. 1850 July 1 ; living, 1892, Bat- 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 321 

tie Creek ; m. 1870 Dec. 28, Charleston, Mich., George Wash- 
ington Mapes of Battle Creek, son of Anson & Maria (Blass) 
Mapes. 

412 — ELIZA JANE 7 HODGES [200. David*- 5 Jonathan* Nathl* John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1835 March 3, Corinth, N. Y. ; living, 1892, Climax, Mich. ; 
m. 1858 July 14, Corinth, LINEUS BROWN, son of James S. & Mary 
(Towers) Brown, b. 1836 Sept. 11, Greenfield, N. Y. ; living, 1892, 
Climax. 

2 children born in Corinth, N. Y. : — 
i. James Harvey 8 Brown, b. 1859. 

ii. Mary 8 Brown, b. 1861 ; living, 1892, Battle Creek, Mich. ; m. 
1882, Marcus Austin. 

413— HENRY WESLEY 7 HODGES [200. David 6 - 5 Jonathan 4 ' Nathl* 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1837 Dec. 9, Corinth, N. Y. ; living, 1892, Loveland, 
Colorado; m. 1860 March 21, Yorkville, Mich., CLARISSA JENETTE 
BROWER, dau. of Harmon & Clarissa Sophia (Green) Brower,b. 1839 
Nov. 24, Charleston, Ohio ; living, 1892, Loveland. 

2 children : — 
662. i. Frank Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Jan'y 27, Charleston, Mich, 
ii. Mary Eliza 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Dec. 25, Battle Creek, Mich. ; 
living, 1892, Loveland ; unm. 

Henry Wesley 7 Hodges enlisted, Dec. 1863, in the Michigan 
Engineers & Mechanics, and was discharged Oct. 1865. He was with 
Sherman in his march through Georgia. He is now engaged in 
farming. 

Clarissa J. (Brower) Hodges is of a family whose ancestors 
came from Holland among the first settlers of New York City. The 
name then was spelled Brouwer, and is mentioned by Washington 
Irving in his Knickerbocker History of New York. 

414— CLARISSA 7 HODGES [202. Sam 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] 
b. 1797 Jan'y 21, Winfield, N. Y; d. 1864 Sept. 17, Winfield; m. 
1824 Jan'y — , Winfield, MARQUIS FAYETTE LEE, son of Charles 
& Rhoda (Keith) Lee, b. 1792 Aug. 8, Chesterfield, Mass. ; d. 1863 
Sept. 13, Winfield. 

4 children born in Winfield, N. Y. : — 
i. Charles Hodges 8 Lee, b. 1824 Sept. 30; d. 1867 July 1, Reed's 

Landing, Minn.; unm. 
ii. Samuel Fayette 8 Lee, b. 1829 March 3 ; d. 1888 March 10, 

Melvern, Kan. ; unm. 
iii. Eli Bradley 8 Lee, b. 1830 Oct. 14 ; d. 1880 Feb. 19, Melvern ; 

unm. 
iv. Mary Jane 8 Lee, b. 1837 Nov. 16 ; living, 1894, Melvern ; m. 

1876 March 28, Winfield, Oliver Clayton Catlin, son of Roger 

Clark & Elizabeth (Noble) Catlin of Winfield. 
Marquis Fayette Lee, whose father was a Captain in the Revolu- 
tion, was a millwright of unusual mechanical genius. His ability, 



322 THE TAUNTON BRANCII. 

united with strict integrity, brought him great success and reputation 
in his trade, and his services were sought far and wide. He was a 
man of generous impulses, and attracted the love as well as the 
respect of the many who knew him. His religious convictions were 
deep and strong. When he saw the approach of death, he quietly 
and calmly arranged his business affairs, gave directions with respect 
to his funeral services, then said he was ready to go, and died with 
perfect resignation and composure. [Mrs. Mary J. Catlin.~] 

Charles Hodges 8 Lee, inheriting his father's mechanical talent, 
became widely and favorably known as a millwright throughout the 
Mississippi valley. He lived for a number of years in Eau Clair, 
Wis., and was a resident of that place at the time of his death, but 
was attacked by his fatal sickness while engaged elsewhere in his 
trade. He was very popular and by his pleasant, kindly manner won 
hosts of friends. [Mrs. Mary J. Catlin.] 

Samuel Fayette 8 Lee was a farmer. He was strictly honest, 
just and upright in all his dealings. At the same time he possessed 
such kindness of heart and geniality, with a fondness for the society 
of both the young and the old, that he was a universal favorite, and in 
his later days he was called Uncle Sam by nearly every one in his 
township. [Mrs. Mary J. Catlin.'] 

Eli Bradley 8 Lee was elected a member of the New York 
legislature in 1864 and served one term with much credit. He 
afterwards resided with his next older brother in Kansas and died of 
the same disease as he — pneumonia. [Mrs. Mary J. Catlin.'] 

415 — BETSEY 7 HODCES [202. Sam 9 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - S John 2 Wm 1 ] 

b. 1804 Sept. 14, Winfield, K Y. ; d. 1840 Oct. 28, Winfield; m. 

about 1835, DANIEL BROWN of Winfield. 
2 children born in Winfield, 1ST. Y. : — 

i. Bradley 8 Brown, b. about 1837; d. about 1841, Winfield. 

ii. Harriet Eliza 8 Brown, b. 1839 Oct. 12 ; d. 1881 Sept. 20, Cedar- 
ville, X. Y ; m. 1861 June 9, Unadilla, 1ST. Y., Warren Alex- 
ander Harrington of Cedarville, son of Daniel Hull & Dorothy 
(Hunt) Harrington of Martinsburg, N. Y. 

416— CHLOE COBB 7 HODGES [202. Sam 6 Simeon 5 Sam*-* John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1810 Aug. 10, Winfield, N. Y. ; d. 1887 Oct. 25, Merrill, 
Wis. ; m. 1845 July (or May) 22, on steamer Great Western, Lake 
Huron, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, son of Benjamin & Electa 
(Munson) Hamilton, b. 1808 July 28, Oneida Co., K Y. ; d. 1868 
Oct. 24, Marcellon, Wis. 

5 children : — 
i. Mary Jane 8 Hamilton, b. 1846 July 23, Blue Mounds, Wis. ; 

living, 1894, Merrill, Wis. ; m. 1876 Dec. 7, Fort Winnebago, 

Wis., Marlin Wood Brand, son of Ira Smith & Pamelia 

(Emlaw) Brand of Malone, N. Y. 
ii. Alexander 8 Hamilton Jr., b. 1848 April 5, Linden, Wis. ; 

living, 1894, Pardeeville, Wis. ; m. 1872 July 4, Buffalo, Wis., 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 323 

Mart Amelia Vining, dau. of Edward & Catharine (Haines) 

Vining of Columbia Co., Wis. 
iii. Samuel Hodges 8 Hamilton, b. 1850 July 12, West Winfield, 

N. Y. ; living, 1894, Sioux Falls South Dakota ; m. 1872 Sept. 1, 

Buffalo, Wis., Margaret Mitchell Gray, dau. of George & 

Christina (Faskin) Gray of Elora, Canada. 
iv. John Randolph 8 Hamilton, b. 1852 Dec. 7, West Winfield, 

N. Y.; living, 1894, Pardeeville, Wis.; m. 1877 March 19, 

Kingston, N. Y., Abigail Peck, dau. of George Wesley & 

Abigail (Bennett) Peck of Luzerne Co., Penn. 
v. Charles Bradley 8 Hamilton, b. 1856 Feb. 18, Marcellon, Wis. ; 

living, 1894, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; m. 1881 Dec. 24, 

Marcellon, Esther Maria Horton, dau. of David & Hannah 

(Shaw) Horton. 

417 — LUCRETIA 7 HODGES [202. Sam 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - z John 2 Wm 1 "] 
b. 1812 June 1, Winfield, N. Y. ; d. 1865 Nov. 26, Ilion, N. Y. ; m. 
1833 Dec. — , Winfield, EDMUND HOOKER PELTON, son of Seth & 
Lydia (Brace) Pelton, b. 1810 Oct. 15, Litchfield, N. Y. ; d. 1874 
March 22, Ilion. 

5 children born in Winfield, N. Y. : — 
i. A boy, b. 1834 or 1835 ; d. soon, 
ii. Abigail Louisa Elizabeth 8 Pelton, b. 1836 May 23 ; living, 

1894, Ilion ; m. 1858 June 23, Winfield, William James Grimes 

of Ilion, son of Joseph & Catherine (Clemens) Grimes of 

Herkimer, N. Y. 
iii. Seth Crawford 8 Pelton, b. 1839 June 3 ; living, 1894, Utica, 

N. Y. ; m. (1) 1862 June 25, Ilion, Emma Harriet Bryant ; m. 

(2) 1885 Sept. 17, Utica, Sarah Agnes Long, dau. of Alexander 

& Sarah (Long) Long, 
iv. John Randolph 8 Pelton, b. 1845 Oct. 17 ; living, 1894, Ilion; 

m. 1870 May 4 Ilion, Florence Maria Caswell, dau. of Edwin 

& Maria {Eaton) Caswell of Herkimer, 
v. Lydia Bradley 8 Pelton, b. 1848 March 20 ; living, 1894, Ilion ; 

in. 1868 Nov. 19, Ilion, Samuel Works Skinner of Ilion, son of 

Barton & Elizabeth (Works) Skinner of Westmoreland, N. H. 

418 — SAMUEL 7 HODGES [202. Sam 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - 3 John 2 WmF\ 
b. 1819 May 12, Winfield, N. Y. ; living, 1893, Strawn, Kan.; m. 
1848 April 13, Gridley, Kan., SUSAN WILCOX, dau. of Benjamin & 
Deborah (Brown) Wilcox, b. 1821 Dec. 3, Groton, Conn. ; living, 
1893, Strawn. 

7 children born in Lake Mills, Wis. : — 

i. Ellen 8 Hodges, b. 1849 April 6; d. 1869 May 20, Lake 
Mills; unm. 

663. ii. Eleanor 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Nov. 5. 

664. iii. Emma 8 Hodges, b. 1854 Feb. 23. 

665. iv. Samuel Robertson 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Feb. 7. 

666. v. DeWitt 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Jan'y 31. 



324 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

vi. Bird 8 Hodges, b. 1859 Nov. 18 ; d. 1889 Feb. 6, California, 
Kan. ; unm. 

vii. Ella 8 Hodges, b. 1861 March 5 ; living, 1893, Strawn ; unm. 
Samuel 7 Hodges entered Oberlin College, but finding, as he 
thought, that the theological influences there were incompatible 
with his own principles, left of his own accord before graduation and 
pursued his studies elsewhere. He took up the occupation of 
teaching and taught school for 12 years, being for 6 years township 
superintendent of schools. Four of his children also have been 
school teachers. He has held several offices, as Justice of the 
Peace, township trustee and supervisor, etc. His father's family 
were all lovers of music and possessed of musical ability, his wife 
had a beautiful and well-trained voice, and his children have 
inherited the musical tastes and talent. During the Civil War, 
while living in Wisconsin, he formed a military band of which his 
young children were members. This band was intended originally 
to aid in recruiting, by playing at parades and public meetings. It 
became so popular that it retained its organization until 1872, when 
Mr. Hodges removed to Kansas; and even then, being strongly 
urged thereto, the family continued to furnish music for ten or 
twelve years longer. He is now (1893) a farmer, having a farm of 
nearly 500 acres in the Neosho Valley and considerable stock, over 
all which he still retains the active management. 

419 — SAMUEL 7 HODGES [203. Simeon 6 ' 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 
1795 Nov. 14, Savoy, Mass.; d. 1858 April 16, Mentor, Ohio; m. 
1818 Feb. 26, Savoy, PHEBE MATTHEWS, dau. of David & Eleanor 
Matthews, b. 1797 Feb. 7, Savoy ; d. 1860 Oct. 27, Mentor. 
6 children born (except the first) in Mentor, Ohio : — 

667. i. Samuel Osmund 8 Hodges, b. 1818 Dec. 9, Newbury, Ohio. 

ii. Sally Eleanor 8 Hodges, b. 1820 Feb. 20; d. 1822 June 25, 

Mentor, 
iii. Susannah Cobb 8 Hodges, b. 1822 Feb. 10 ; d. 1835 Sept. 20, 

Mentor, 
iv. Lucius Addison 8 Hodges, b. 1824 June 27 ; d. 1826 Aug. 16, 

Mentor. 

668. v. Phebe Angeline 8 Hodges, b. 1826 March 22. 

vi. Simeon Addison 8 Hodges, b. 1828 April 19 ; d. 1854 June 

19, Mentor; m. 1851 Jan'y 16, Mentor, Ellen Louisa 

Pettingill, dau. of Alanson & Almira (Sawyer) Pettingill of 

Butternuts, N. Y. No children. His widow m. (2) Esaias 

Hoag. 

Samuel 7 Hodges, when 21 years old, strapped a pack on his back, 

and with two companions walked from Savoy, Mass., to Newbury, 

Ohio, where his father had purchased land, and began to make a 

home for himself there. Going out in the spring of 1817, he returned 

to Savoy on foot in the late fall or early winter, married, .and in the 

spring of 1818 returned to his new home with his bride, this time 

making the trip with an ox-team. There the couple lived the life 

of the pioneer, seeing the wilderness built up with homes, schools, 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 325 

and churches, and by precept and example aiding in the healthy 
development of the country. 

420 — SALLY 7 HODGES [203. Simeon 6 - 5 Sam*-* John* Wm 1 ] b. 1802 
April 8, Savoy, Mass.; d. 1850 Dec. 13, Mentor, Ohio; m. 1825 May 
26, Mentor, BENJAMIN CARPENTER, son of Benjamin & Nancy 
(Fisher) Carpenter, b. 1799 May 18, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1879 July 25, 
Mentor. 

5 children born (except the first) in Mentor, Ohio : — 
i. Ruth Maria 8 Carpenter, b. 1826 May 23; d. 1878 July 18, 

Willoughby, Ohio; m. 1850 May — , Jonathan Ward. 
il Lucius Harrison 8 Carpenter, b. 1828 Feb. 7; living, 1893, 

West Mentor; m. 1856 March 25, Painesville, Ohio, Ellen 

Elizabeth Proutt, dau. of Varney & Mary (Carroll) Prouty of 

Worcester, Mass. 
iii. Sarah Ann 8 Carpenter, b. 1831 April 23 ; d. 1876 Oct. 18, 

Bradtville, Wis.; m. 1854 March 16, Mentor, Joshua A. Bradley 

of Russell, Ohio, son of Jouathan & Hannah Pamela (Brooks) 

Bradley of Russell, 
iv. Caroline Eliza 8 Carpenter, b. 1835 Nov. 25 ; d. 1866 Dec. 29, 

Monona, la. ; m. 1863 Aug. 28, Grant Co., Wis., Nathan Orson 

Calkins of Wyalusing, Wis., son of Lyman & Amy (Albee) 

Calkins of Wyalusing. 
v. Juliette Hunter 8 Carpenter, b. 1839 Aug. 26 ; d. 1884 April 12, 

Quincy, Mich.; m. 1862 Aug. 9, Willoughby, Ohio, Charles C. 

C alev of Mentor, son of John & Margaret Jane (Hampton) Caley. 
Nathan Orson Calkins, who married Caroline Eliza 8 Carpen- 
ter, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, as private in Co. D, 33rd Wisconsin Inf. ; 
was promoted 2nd Lieut., June 27, 1864, and 1st Lieut., Feb. 28, 
1865; mustered out with company Aug. 9, 1865, and reached his 
home in Wisconsin, Sept. 5, 1865. He served in the 15th, 16th and 
17th Army Corps. He participated during 47 days in the siege of 
Vicksburg early in 1863, and was in the marching and fighting which 
ended in defeating the Confederate General Johnston at Jackson, 
Miss., driving him from the State and preventing the relief of 
Vicksburg. In March, 1864, he was in the Meridian, Miss., 
expedition under Sherman, and then in Bank's Red River Expedition. 
Returning to Memphis, he was in the 3-days' fight at Tupelo, Miss. 
Ordered to Arkansas, he took part in the pursuit of Gen. Price in his 
last raid into Missouri, and was in the fight at Warrensburg ; was 
then sent to Nashville and took part in the campaign which caused 
the destruction of Hood's army. In the spring of 1865 he was at 
the siege of Mobile, where he did his last fighting. He had good 
health during this long service, was always with his command, took 
part in 22 engagements, and escaped without a wound. His ancestry 
in direct male line is as follows: Hugh 1 Calkins (who went from 
England to Wales and thence, about 1638, to Massachusetts, finally 
settling at Norwich, Conn.); John 2 ; Daniel 3 ; Stephen 4 ; Joseph 5 ; 
Elisha 6 ; Lyman 7 ; Nathan Orson 8 . 



326 THE TA UNTON BBANCH. 

421 — JOSHUA BURNETT 7 HODCES [203. Simeon 6 ' 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1805 Aug. 17, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1893 April 29, Painesville, 
Ohio; m. 1830 Sept. 26, Adams, Mass., JULIETTE HUNTER, dan. of 
George & Sarah (Olds) Hunter, b. 1813 Feb. 28, Adams; d. 1880 
March 1, Concord, Ohio. 

2 children : — 

669. i. Irwin Horace 8 Hodges, b. 1831 Aug. 3, Adams, Mass. 

ii. Emerette 8 Hodges, b. 1847 March 11, Concord, Ohio; living, 

1893, Painesville; m. 1868 Feb. 18, Concord, William Turpin 

Cowles of Painesville, son of Benjamin & Lodisa Submit 

(King) Cowles. 1 child : Anna Lodisa? Cowles, b. 1877 

June 6, Concord; d. 1885 Nov. 30, Concord. 

Joshua Burnett 7 Hodges moved to Ohio in 1818 and settled in 

Mentor, where he remained until 1827, when he returned to 

Massachusetts and engaged in business. In 1831 or 1832, in 

company with his uncle, Dr. Isaac Hodges, he organized the firm 

of Hodges, Sanford & Co., built the Slater Cotton Mill at Adams (now 

North Adams), Mass.,* and ran the mill until 1836, when the firm 

sold out. He then returned to Ohio and settled in Concord on the 

farm which was the family home until his wife's death. Then he 

went to live with his daughter. He was an honest and successful 

business man, was hospitable and sociable, and always tried to look 

on the bright side of life. During his long life he was blessed with 

excellent health. Five days before his death he had a slight stroke 

of paralysis, and then failed rapidly to the end. [Mrs. Emerette 

Cotvles."} 

William Turpin Cowles, who married Emerette 8 Hodges, is a 
farmer and a dealer in real estate, owning and managing two farms, 
and building and selling houses. He is a director of the First 
National Bank of Chardon, and a stockholder in the Dollar Savings 
Bank of Painesville and in two building and loan companies. He 
has been trustee of Concord township for two years and assessor 
for four years. 

422 — ERASTUS 7 HODGES [203. Simeon 6 - 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Win 1 ] b. 
1808 Nov. 1, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1884 Oct. 20, Newbury, Ohio ; m. 
1830 April 23, Newbury, LA VINA UTLEY, dau. of Hamilton & Polly 
(Squires) Utley, b. 1812 Jan'y 20, Monson, Mass. ; d. 1877 Feb. 28, 
Newbury. 

4 children born in Concord, Ohio : — 

670. i. William Cullen 8 Hodges, b. 1831 Sept. 14. 

671. ii. Benjamin Franklin 8 Hodges, b. 1833 April 10. 

672. iii. James Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1834 Nov. 6. 

iv. Erastus Harrison 8 Hodges, b. 1837 July 7 ; d. 1838 

Jan'y 22, Concord. 

Erastus 7 Hodges, at the age of 11 years, moved with his father 

to Newbury, Ohio, and lived on his father's farm until he was nearly 

19 years old. He then served an apprenticeship in the wagon-making 



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trade in Chagrin, Geauga Co. (now Willoughby, Lake Co.), for a year. 
The next winter, in order to obtain clothes, he cut wood, receiving 
18 cents a cord; but the pay was not in cash, which was scarce, but 
in whiskey, at 12|- cents per gallon, this being the medium of trade at 
that time. The whiskey was exchanged for the desired clothes. The 
next year he worked at his trade in Burton, where he became 
acquainted with his wife. The month following his marriage he 
settled on a farm which he had bought in Concord. In 1851 he 
moved with his family to Newbury, where he had purchased the 
farm of his father-in-law who, with his wife, spent his remaining 
days with Mr. Hodges. About 1872, Erastus Hodges and his wife, 
being in poor health, made their home with their sou James Henry 
in South Newbury, where they both died. After his wife's death 
he became very inhrm, being obliged to use crutches much of the 
time. On the morning of Oct. 18, 1884, he received two strokes of 
paralysis which proved fatal two days later. He was a scrupulously 
honest and conscientious man and well esteemed by his neighbors. 
He was town constable of Concord for 12 years, and held various 
township offices in Newbury, where he was appointed enrolling 
officer in 1861. As a young man he was noted as the most skillful 
snare drummer in the region, and was called on to act as director of 
music at all military events. [James H. Hodges.'] 

423 — IRWIN CULLEN 7 HODGES [203. Simeon 6 - 5 Sam*-* John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1811 April 6, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1888 Nov. 16, Concord, Ohio ; m. 
1833 April 7, Newbury, Ohio, SUSANNAH PROUTY, dau. of James 
& Hester (Kexford) Prouty, b. 1813 Dec. 28, Benton, N. Y. ; living, 
1893, Mentor, Ohio. 

4 children born in Concord, Ohio : — 

i. Patty Malvena 8 Hodges, b. 1834 July 14 ; d. 1869 Feb. 10, 

Mentor; m. 1855 April — , Willoughby, Ohio, Hiram A. 

Brooks of Mentor, son of Benajah & Minerva Brooks. No 

children. 
ii. Erastus Marion 8 Hodges, b. 1841 Dec. 22 ; d. 1843 Feb. 21, 

Concord. 

673. iii. Julius Arthur 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Oct. 2. 

674. iv. Samuel Wilber 8 Hodges, b. 1849 Sept. 1. 

Irwin Cullen 7 Hodges went to Mentor, Ohio, in 1820, and after 
his marriage settled in Concord on the farm adjoining his brother's, 
and here resided during life. He was well known and respected 
throughout his section of the country and for 12 years held the 
office of Justice of the Peace. 

424 — ALANSON 7 HODGES [206. Silas 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1809 Oct. 13, Eagle, N. Y. ; d. 1873, Maple Grove, Mich. ; m. 1832 
March 11, LUCY POOL. 

5 children born (apparently) in Eagle, N. Y. : — 
i. Ansel 8 Hodges, b. 1833 ; d. infancy. 

ii. Alvin 8 Hodges, b. 1835 ; m. 1860, Amelia Van Valkenburgh. 



328 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

iii. Franklin Newton 8 Hodges, b. 1839 ; d. 1862 March 26, Pike, 

N. Y.; m. 1860, Mary J. Healy. 
iv. Alonzo Melvin 8 Hodges, b. 1843 ; d. 1863, in the army. 
v. Silas Alvin 8 Hodges, b. [1845?] ; d. 1871 May 1, Pike, N. Y. 

Franklin Newton 8 Hodges volunteered when the war broke 
out, left his young wife and home, and went to the front to-serve his 
country. He was either broken down by sickness or fatally wounded, 
for he returned home only to die. 

Alonzo Melvin 8 Hodges also volunteered in the service of the 
Union and died at the front. When the State of New York publishes 
exact and adequate rolls of its Union Volunteers, it will be possible 
to get the records of the two young heroes, whose family has moved 
to some unknown place in the West. 

425 _ DYER 7 HODGES [206. Silas 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - 3 John 2 Wm>~\ b. 
1811 July 13, Eagle, N. Y. ; d. 1884, Evart, Mich. ; m. (1) 1835 May 
31, Gainesville, N. Y., CLARISSA HULL; m. (2) 1849, JERUSHA 
SHOEMAKER, b. 1833 ; d. 1873 July 17, Evart, Mich. 

10 children born (except the first 2) in Wethersfield, N. Y. : — 
i. Truman Wesley 8 Hodges, b. 1850, Pike, N. Y. ; living, 1894, 

Johnsburg, N. Y. ; m. Nora Frederick. 
ii. Benjamin Franklin 8 Hodges, b. 1852, Pike ; living, 1894, Perry 

Center, N. Y. ; m. Mallie L. Curtis. 7 children in 1894 : — 

(1) Archie Myrow 1 Hodges, b. 1877 or 1878. 

(2) Frankie Dyer* Hodges, b. 1879 or 1880. 

(3) Thalia Angelia 9 Hodges, b. 1881 or 1882. 

(4) Bessie Curtis 9 Hodges, b. 1883 or 1884. 

(5) Beta Belle 9 Hodges, b. 1886 or 1887. 

(6) Florence Sarah 9 Hodges, b. 1888 or 1889. 

(7) Boy Wesley 9 Hodges, b. 1894. 

iii. Harriet 8 Hodges, b. 1854 ; d. 1860, Wethersfield. 

iv. Frederick Dyer 8 Hodges, b. 1856 ; living, 1894, Evart, Mich. ; 

married. 
v. Silas Augustus 8 Hodges, b. 1858 ; living, 1894, Evart ; married. 
vi. Martha 8 Hodges, b. 1860 ; living, 1894, Hersey, Mich. ; m. 

Frederick Frisby. 
vii. Harriet Delila 8 Hodges, b. 1862 ; living, 1894, Detroit, Mich, 
viii. Maud 8 Hodges, b. 1864 ; living, 1894, Evart ; married. 
ix. and x. d. in infancy. 

426 — HARRIET 7 HODGES [206. Silas 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- Z John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1813 July 18, Eagle, N. Y. ; d. 1852 Sept. 10, Edinboro, Penn. ; 
m. 1834 Aug. 31, Eagle, N. Y., STEPHEN PARKER HARDY, son of 
Samuel & Polly (Parker) Hardy, b. 1811 Feb. 4, Post-town, N. Y. ; 
living, 1894, Elmwood, Neb. 

5 children born in Edinboro, Penn. : — 
i. Francis Nelson 8 Hardy, b. 1836 March 3 ; d. 1850 Aug. 20, 

Edinboro. 
ii. Martha Amanda 8 Hardy, b. 1837 Oct. 15 ; d. 1859 Oct. 3, 

Gainesville, N. Y. ; unm. 



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iii. Silas Adrian 8 Hardy, b. 1841 May 20 ; d. 1880 Dec. 7, Gyp- 
sum, Ohio; m. 1867 Nov. 7, Portage, Ohio, Annie Miller, dau. 
of Henry & Susan (Wonnell) Miller of Portage, 
iv. Wooster Milton 8 Hardy, b. 1844 March 13 ; d. 1883 Nov. 18, 

Mineral Park, Ariz. ; unm. 
v. Mary Experience 8 Hardy, b. 1847 Dec. 25 ; living, 1894, Lin- 
coln, Neb. ; m. 1874 Dec. 2, Lincoln, Robert Cassatt Manley, 
son of Lewis & Eachel Ann Doran (Hall) Manley of Williams- 
port, Ohio. 
Stephen Parker Hardy, true descendant of a sturdy New Eng- 
land ancestry, is a man of strong convictions and earnest beliefs, but 
of a gentle kindliness which has kept him from aggression. A lack 
of bodily strength has been compensated for by keenness of intellect. 
He early showed a taste for reading and a desire for knowledge. 
Despite unfavorable circumstances, he gained an education superior to 
that of the average youth of his day, and for several years was a suc- 
cessful teacher. Later he became a farmer, but never lost his inter- 
est in educational questions. His religion is a practical reality, and 
his belief that of a Methodist of the old-fashioned type. He has 
always taken a deep interest in public affairs and political issues. 
Originally a Whig with strong anti-slavery proclivities, he afterwards 
became an ardent Republican, although his rigid temperance views 
have led him sometimes to vote with the Prohibition party. [Mary E. 
Manley.'] 

Silas Adrian 8 Hardy enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, for 3 years as pri- 
vate in Co. I, 100th Ohio Vols., was promoted Quartermaster Sergeant 
a year later, and mustered out with his regiment in June, 1865. He 
was with Sherman from the time he left Chattanooga (May 7, 1864) 
during the long compaign in which Atlanta was taken, the March to 
the Sea was made, and Johnston's army was captured in North 
Carolina. 

427 — ALMA 7 HODGES [206. Silas* Simeon 5 Sam*- 5 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1815 Sept. 25, Eagle, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Pike, N. Y. ; m. 1836 
Nov. 9, JAMES DAVIS ELDRIDGE. 

1 child born in Pike, N. Y. : — 
i. Mary Elizabeth 8 Eldridge, b. 1838 ; living, 1894, Pike ; m. 
1860 May 6, Pike, Samuel Jacob Flint of Pike, son of Smith 
& Margaret (Provost) Flint. 

Alma 7 (Hodges) Eldridge has sent many facts for the making of 
this family record, and has cheerfully and kindly responded when 
asked for more. Her memory of people and things is excellent, and 
appreciated, evidently, among her relatives ; for often to questions 
asked of others the reply has come, " Aunt Alma can tell you all 
about them. " 

428 — AMANDA 7 HODGES [206. Silas 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - Z John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1817 Sept. 29, Eagle, N. Y. ; d. 1861 Sept. 26, Washington, D. C. ; 
m. 1840 Jan'y 9, Gainesville, N. Y., VALOROUS GAGE AUSTIN, son 



330 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

of Seymour & Polly (Chapman) Austin, b. 1814 Oct. 30, Sherburne, 
N. Y. ; d. 1890 Nov. 9, Washington. 

3 children: — 
i. Manville Augustus 8 Austin, b. 1840 Oct. 11, Edinboro, Penn.; 
living, 1894, Washington, D. C. ; m. 1863 Feb. 24, Washington, 
Julia Olivia Renney, dau. of Patrick Thomas & Mary Ade- 
laide (Kitchen) Penney of Prince William Co., Va. 
ii. Ellen Lavancha 8 Austin, b. 1843 July 10, Gainesville, N. Y. ; 
d. 1880 Oct. 24, Washington; m. 1864 Nov. 6, Washington, 
Edgar James Pullman of Washington, son of David & Ann 
(Bailey) Pullman of Ripley, N. Y. 
iii. Emma Amanda 8 Austin, b. 1847 May 10, Gainesville; living, 
1894, Washington ; m. 1864 Nov. 6, Washington, Jesse Orville 
Johnson of Washington, son of Volney Hill & Eda (Gould) 
Johnson of Greenfield, N. H. 
Amanda 7 Hodges was teaching school in Edinboro, Penn. (where 
she was living with a married sister), when she met Valorous Gage 
Austin, who had bought a farm in that township. The acquaintance 
resulted in marriage, and the couple resided on the farm for a couple 
of years, and then moved to Gainesville where Mr. Austin managed 
the farm of his father-in-law for several years. The next move was 
to Mt. Morris, N. Y., where he engaged in the wholesale and retail 
boot and shoe business for a comparatively short period. His part- 
ner died and he sold out and returned to Edinboro, to manage his 
father's farm. Mrs. Austin's health began to fail, and the family went, 
by the Doctor's advice, to a warmer climate, selecting Alexandria 
County, Va., where, in 1852, Mr. Austin bought a farm. Part of the 
time he worked his farm and part of the time he engaged in building 
for other people. Among the residences built by him was the famous 
Montgomery Castle, the property of Postmaster-General Blair, which 
was destroyed during the war. He had on his farm a saw- and grist- 
mill, and was prospering when the war broke out but, being a Union 
man, he was obliged to abandon his property and move into Wash- 
ington. He was appointed foreman of the saw-mill in the U. S. 
Navy Yard, holding the position until after the close of the war. 
Mrs. Austin died soon after they were driven from their farm. Mr. 
Austin married for his second wife Cornelia Renner, moved to a farm 
in Fairfax Co., Va., in 1877, but moved back 8 years later to Wash- 
ington, where he remained until his death. 

Capt. Manville Augustus 8 Austin enlisted Feb. 17, 1864, in the 
50th Reg't, New York Vol. Engineer Corps, and was at once engaged 
in active service in the Army of the Potomac under Grant. A part 
of his duty was on the construction of fortifications before Petersburg 
during its siege; and among these was Fort Hell, so-called, which 
was built under a tremendous fire of shot and shell which caused a 
terrible number of casualties. He was promoted to be a non- 
commissioned officer and was discharged with his regiment at the end 
of the war. On his return to Washington he was employed in mer- 
cantile business for a short time, but in May, 1866, entered the 



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District Police Force as patrolman. In November, 1866, lie was 
made acting sergeant, and in January, 1867 full sergeant. In Nov., 
1868, lie became Lieutenant, and in this capacity was very efficient in 
breaking up the many gambling dens which had heretofore flourished 
in the precinct to which he was appointed. During the Guiteau trial 
he was in command of the detail at the Court, where an immense 
crowd strove daily for admittance. On July 16, 1886, he was pro- 
moted Captain and is now (1894) the executive officer of the Metro- 
politan Police Force and the second in command. For a short time 
he has acted as Major and Superintendent. 

429 — SIMEON 7 HODGES [209. Wm 6 Simeon 6 Sam*-* John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1810 July 8, Honda, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Pike, N. Y. ; m. (1) 
1849 April 29, Pike, CLARA SMITH, dau. of Solomon & Betsey 
(Palmer) Smith, b. 1812 July 19 ; d. 1868 Feb. 9, Pike. He m. (2) 
1877, LUCINDA ZIMMER. 

4 children, of whom 3 died at birth : — 

Sally Jenette 8 Hodges, b. 1853 Dec. 24, Pike ; living, 1894, Pike ; 
m. James Ellis. 1 child in 1894: — Marl? Mllis, b. 1878 
Jan'y — ; living, 1894, Pike. 

430— SALLY 7 HODGES [209. Wm 6 Simeon 6 Sam 4 - 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1815 Feb. 15, Eagle, N. Y.; d. 1848 March 20, Wethersfield, N. Y.; 
m. 1840 March 1, Eagle, WILLIAM PALMER SMITH, b. 1815 March 
9, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; d. 1882 Aug. 21, Koscoe Centre, Minn. 

2 children born in Wethersfield, N. Y : — 
i. Ansel Palmer 8 Smith, b. 1842 Sept. 7 ; living, 1894, Blooming 

Prairie, Minn. ; m. 1862 Dec. 25, Alden, Wis., Susan Maria 

Dickinson. 
ii. Julia Ann 8 Smith, b. 1846 Sept. 26 ; living, 1894, Roscoe Centre, 

Minn. ; m. 1866 July 3, Roscoe Centre, John Biley Hemenwat 

of Boscoe, son of Alfred Wellington & Eunice (Dull) Hemenway. 

431— CHARLES 7 HODGES [209. Wm* Simeon 6 Sam 4 -* John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1821 April 19, Eagle, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Weldon, la. ; m. 1854 
July 30, Arcade, N. Y., LYDIA JANE WILLIAMS, dau. of Gideon & 
Fanny (Sprague) Williams of Eagle. 

5 children : — 

i. William Gideon 8 Hodges, b. 1856 May 19 ; d. 1857 Sept. 25. 
675. ii. Fanny Minerva 8 Hodges, b. 1859 Jan'y 10, Clark Co., la. 
iii. Lincoln 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Jan'y 5; d. 1862 Aug. 16. 
iv. A child, b. 1863 March 4 ; d. before it was named, 
v. John 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Dec. 5, Clark Co., la. ; living, 1894, 
Weldon, la.; m. 1886 April 3, Van Wert, la., Mary D. 
Newell, dau. of Aaron & Mary Jerusha (Driskell) Newell. 
No children in 1894. 
Charles 7 Hodges enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, as private in Co. D, 39th 
Iowa Vols., and was mustered out of the service June 5, 1865. He 
was in the Army of the Cumberland, 4th Division of the 15th Army 



332 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Corps. He was in Sherman's army during the march to the sea, saw 
Columbia, S. C, burn down, was present when Gen. Johnston 
surrendered at Raleigh, N. C, and took part in the grand review in 
Washington. He is now (1894) farming on a large scale in Weld on. 

432— ALBERT 7 HODGES [209. Wm 6 Simeon 5 Sam*-* John* Wm 1 ] b. 
1824 Oct. 3, Eagle, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Weldon, la. ; m. 1855 Jan'y 1, 
Centerville, N. Y., HARRIET AMANDA HOPKINS, dau. of Elisha & 
Elizabeth (Stone) Hopkins, b. 1830 Sept. 8, Otsego Co., N". Y. ; 
living, 1894. 
4 children : — 

676. i. Anna 8 Hodges, b. 1856 Feb. 2, Eagle, N. Y. 

677. ii. Charles Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Oct. 12, Eagle. 

678. iii. Nettie Amanda 8 Hodges, b. 1864 July 17, Green Bay, la. 
iv. Eosa Alvina 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Oct. 8, Green Bay ; living, 

1894, Weldon, la. ; m. 1891 Jan'y 24, Osceola, la., Charles 

Chancet Tabler, son of John Ad & Lydia (Hart) Tabler, b. 

1868 March 15, Green Bay ; living, 1894. No children in 1894. 

Albert 7 Hodges moved to Iowa in the spring of 1861 and settled 

on a farm, a mile from the town of Weldon, where he still (1894) 

lives. Here he and two of his children own 450 acres of choice land 

and raise stock-cattle, horses and large numbers of hogs; besides hay, 

oats and corn. Of this last crop, with which some 120 acres are 

planted, they have raised as much as 8,000 bushels in a year. In 

March, 1872, and again in January, 1894, fire destroyed the farm 

house and caused a loss which was, however, partly covered by 

insurance. With this exception, the career of the family seems to 

have been steadily prosperous. 

433 _ MARY JANE 7 HODGES [209. Wm 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1826 July — , Eagle, N. Y. ; living, 1894, Castile, N. Y. ; m. 
1849 July 20, Eagle, ELIAS DAVID EDDY, son of David & Polly 
(Kingsley) Eddy, b. 1824 Nov. 16, Wethersfield, N. Y. ; living, 1894. 

2 children born in Eagle, N. Y. : — 
i. Joseph Wicks 8 Eddy, b. 1850 Dec. 20 ; went to Washington State. 
ii. Ansel 8 Eddy, b. 1852 April 15 ; living, 1894, Castile ; vnm. 

434 — SARAH ANN 7 HODGES [210. Isaac 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1812 Feb. 13, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1876 June 6, Adams, Mass. ; 
m. 1829 April 23, Adams, HARVEY ARNOLD, son of Harris & 
Freelove (Holden) Arnold; b. 1806 June 16, Adams; d. 1876 Sept. 4, 
Adams. 

2 children by adoption : — 
i. Edward Hodges 8 Arnold, son of her sister, Harriet Augusta 7 
(Hodges) Cady [No. 438], b. 1844 Feb. 12, Adams; living, 
1894, North Adams ; m. 1862 Dec. 3, Adams, Lilian Brayton 
Blackinton, dau. of John Richardson & Charlotte (Palmer) 
Blackinton of Adams. 



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ii. Sarah S. Arnold, m. Prof. Samuel D. Moses of Tennessee State 
University. 
Harvey Arnold, one of the earliest and largest manufacturers of 
Adams, was educated at Wesleyan Academy and began the study of 
medicine with Dr. Isaac Hodges, whose daughter he afterwards 
married. Ill health compelled him to relinquish his studies and in 
1828, as one of the firm of Arnold, Blynn & Co., he began his career 
as manufacturer. The firm leased a mill, and, being successful, built 
the Eclipse Mill in 1832. In 1836 Harvey Arnold and his brother 
Oliver, having a large and increasing business, bought the adjoining 
Slater Mill, of Hodges, Sanford & Co. In the panic of 1837, on 
account of the failure of their agents, the firm went into liquidation. 
But they straightened out their affairs, formed a new firm, hired the 
Union Print Works in 1843 and thenceforth had a successful career. 
North Adams was set off from Adams in 1878, and has become more 
generally known than the parent town. 

435 — ORPHA 7 HODGES [210. Isaac 6 Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm l ~\ b. 
1814 April 16, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1861 March 16, Adams, Mass. ; m. 
(1) NATHAN BLINN ; m. (2) 1839 May 12, Adams, ORREN SMITH, 
son of Eeuben Henry & Polly (Richmond) Smith, b. 1798 March 10, 
Adams ; d. 1861 Dec. 2, Adams. 

2 children born in Adams, Mass. : — 
i. Oscar 8 Blinn, d. Chicago, 111. ; m. Jane Crosett. 
ii. Orpha Sophia 8 Smith, b. 1853 April 27 ; living, 1894, Pittsfield, 
Mass. ; m. 1876 Oct. 26, Adams, Dr. Frank Warner Brandow 
of Pittsfield, son of Josiah Warner & Mary Ann (May) Brandow 
of Pittsfield. 

436 — LOUISA 7 HODGES [210. Isaac* Simeon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 
1816 March 18, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1876 May 22, Adams, Mass. ; m. 
SYLVESTER WALCROVE NICHOLS, son of Samuel & Lucinda (Fair- 
banks) Nichols, b. 1812 Oct. 25, Schaghticoke, K Y. ; d. 1883 Sept. 
or Oct. 22, Homerville, Ga. 

6 children : — 
i. Charles Sylvester 8 Nichols, b. 1843, Adams ; d. 1885 Nov. — , 

Homerville ; m. Miss Kimball of Bennington, Vt. 
ii. Margaret Angeline 8 Nichols, b. 1845, Florida, Mass ; d. Florida, 

aged 10 months, 
iii. Isabella Louisa 8 Nichols, b. 1847 April 13, Florida ; living, 

1894, North Adams ; m. 1866 Feb. 5, Adams, Warren Balch 

Houghton of Adams, son of Roswell C. & Julia Ann (Fowler) 

Houghton of Guilford, Vt. 
iv. William Aymar 8 Nichols, b. 1848 Aug. — , Adams, 
v. Helen Josephine 8 Nichols, b. 1850 May 22, Adams ; living, 

1894, Ocala, Fla. ; m. 1889 April 18, Ocala, Charles Lewis 

Bittinger of Ocala, son of Joseph & Lydia (Bair) Bittinger of 

Hanover, Penn. 



334 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

vi. Isaac Newton 8 Nichols, b. 1851 July 9, Adams; living, 1894, 
Deland, Fla.; m. 1881 Oct. 15, Lady Lake, Fla., Susan Fogg, 
dau. of Moses B. & Jane Fogg of Belleview, Fla. 

437 — HORACE ISAAC 7 HODGES [210. Isaac 6 Si?7ieon 5 Sam*- 3 John 2 
Wm>~\ b. 1818 June 12, Savoy, Mass. ; d. 1864 April 19, Plymouth, 
K C; m. (1) 1841 May 25, Williamstown, Mass., JANE ELIZABETH 
HOXSEY of Williamstown, who d. 1842 March 7, Adams, Mass. He 
m. (2) 1844 Oct. 23, Northampton, Mass., SARAH MATHER 
HUTCHENS, dau. of John & Sarah (Mather) Hutchens, b. 1825 
Jan'y 4, Providence, B. I. ; living, 1894, Northampton. 

3 children : — 
i. Horace Hoxsey 8 Hodges, b. 1842 Feb. 27, Adams ; d. 1842 March 

23, Adams. 
ii. Sanford Metcalf 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Aug. 7, Northampton; d. 

1869 March 20, Northampton. 
iii. Margarette Dwight 8 Hodges, b. 1854 Aug. 31, Northampton; 

living, 1894, Northampton ; unm. 
Capt. Horace Isaac 7 Hodges entered Williams College in 1838, 
but on account of poor health was obliged to leave without graduating, 
and took a sea-voyage to South America. Soon after the death of his 
first wife, he moved to Northampton and entered the law office of 
Bates & Huntington, where he remained until 1844. He then 
practised law in Adams for 3 years, returning to Northampton in 
1847 and there continuing the practice of his profession. In 
February, 1849, he started with a company of men from Northampton 
and vicinity for California. The party was delayed for weeks on the 
Isthmus, and he, becoming impatient, took a vessel from Panama to 
Callao, Peru, and there secured passage to San Francisco, arriving, 
notwithstanding this duplication of the distance, some weeks ahead 
of the rest of the party. He went to the gold mines, but his health 
broke down and he was compelled to return home in November of the 
same year. He resumed his profession, acquired a prosperous 
business, and became influential in the local politics of Hampshire 
County. He held the office of trial-justice, was Judge of the Court 
of Insolvency and served as county commissioner, discharging all his 
public duties with ability and credit. In his profession he displayed 
unusual talent in the preparation, management and general conduct 
of cases. His knowledge of men was keen, his energy unfailing, and 
his perseverance indomitable. In society he was noted for geniality, 
love of fun and strong personal attachments. He was a natural 
leader of men, and being imbued with feelings of intense loyalty to 
the Union, when the War broke out he naturally took an active part. 
On Nov. 26, 1862, he was appointed Captain and Assistant Quarter- 
master of Volunteers by the President, and assigned to the Depart- 
ment of North Carolina. He was stationed at Plymouth as Post- 
Quartermaster. In this position he gained a high reputation, being 
prompt, vigilant, energetic and full of resources. He was naturally 
daring, and when Plymouth was attacked by a Confederate ram in 



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April, 1864, he volunteered to carry despatches to the Union gunboat 
Miami. He started out in a boat with only one soldier, but in some 
way the boat was capsized and he was drowned. 

438— HARRIET AUGUSTA 7 HODGES [210. Isaac 6 Simeon 5 Sam 4 - 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1824 or 1825, Savoy or Adams, Mass.; d. 1846 May 
20, Adams; m. FRANCIS AUGUSTUS CADY. 

2 children born in Adams, Mass. : — 
i. Edward Hodges 8 Cady, b. 1844 Feb. 12 ; name changed to 

Arnold. See No. 434, i. 
ii. Harriet Augusta 8 Cady, b. 1846 April 5 ; living, 1894, North 

Adams; m. 1865 Dec. 6, Adams, John Marsh of Adams, son of 

Charles & Mary (Webster) Marsh. 

439 — SAMUEL NELSON 7 HODGES [214. Smith 6 Sam 5 Seth 4 Sam 3 
John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1822 March 11, Gill, Mass. ; d. 1880 Jan'y 12, Sackett's 
Harbor, N. Y.; m. 1846 Sept. 12, Hounsfield, N. Y., AMY WASH- 
BURN, dau. of Schuyler & Elizabeth (Crumb) Washburn, b. 1828 
Feb. 11, Hounsfield ; d. 1882 Feb. 21, Adams, N. Y. 

1 child: — 
679. i. Julia Eliza 8 Hodges, b. 1849 Dec. 25, Utica, N. Y. 

Samuel Nelson 7 Hodges was connected with his father in the 
hotel business in Utica until about 1853, when he moved to Water- 
town, N. Y., and carried on the clothing business in partnership with 
his brother. In 1863 he engaged in the manufacture of clothing on a 
large scale in Eochester, N. Y. In 1865 he moved to Lockport, N. Y., 
and here had a hotel ; but his health failed, and at the end of a year 
he gave up the business and went to Sackett's Harbor, where he 
spent the remainder of his life. In 1875 he was elected supervisor of 
his town and held this office until his death. [Mrs. Julia E. Little.] 

440 — EZRA PURPLE 7 HODGES [214. Smith 6 Sain 5 Seth 4 Sam 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1824 June 28, Gill, Mass. ; living, 1894, Utica, N. Y. ; m. 
SARAH LOUISE CHUBBUCK, dau. of Samuel Winchester & Nancy 
(Gates) Chubbuck, b. 1824 Nov. 22, Casenovia, N. Y. ; living, 1894. 

1 child born in Watertown, N. Y. : — 
i. George Chubbuck 8 Hodges, b. 1856 June 4; living, 1894, Utica; 
m. Hannah Bedle Campbell, dau. of Benjamin G. & Emma 
(Bedle) Campbell, b. 1859 Sept. 17, Hoboken, N. J.; living, 
1894. 1 child : — Campbell 9 Hodges, b. 1881 Jan'y 18, Utica; 
living, 1894. 

441 — LUCY REBECCA 7 HODGES [214. Smith 6 Sam 5 Seth 4 Sam 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1828 Sept. 26, Gill, Mass. ; d. 1893 Aug. 8, Newport, 
N. Y.; m. 1856 Feb. 7, Watertown, N. Y., WILLIAM WALLACE 
ANGELL, son of Ezekiel & Cynthia (Brown) Angell, b. 1824 Feb. 23, 
Newport ; living, 1894, Newport. 



336 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

5 children born in Newport, N. Y. : — 

i, ii and iii, died in infancy. 

iv. Amelia Josephine 8 Angell, b. 1862 Nov. 10 ; d. 1881 Feb. 9, 
Newport; m. 1877 Nov. 10, Newport, Erastus Peter Kimball, 
son of Erastus & Margaret Lavina (Crans) Kimball of Tivoli, 
N. Y. 

v. Sarah Anna 8 Angell, b. 1865 Jan'y 12; d. 1884 May — , New- 
port ; unm. 

442 — SMITH 7 HODGES [219. Edmund* Seth h - A Sam 3 John 2 Wm}~\ 
b. 1824 May 23, Pomfret, Vt.j living, 1894, South Pomfret; m. 
1844 Oct. 19, Barnard, Vt., CAROLINE MARY HACKETT, dau. of 
Philo & Mary (Page) Hackett, b. 1827 Nov. 12, Pomfret ; d. 1883 
Nov. 6, Pomfret. 

4 children born in Pomfret, Vt. : — 

680. i. Viola 8 Hodges, b. 1845 Oct. 9. 

ii. Vanlora 8 Hodges, b. 1859 July 24 ; living, 1894, Pomfret ; 

m. 1879 Feb. 25, Woodstock, Vt., Andrew Solomon Harding, 

son of Solomon Paddock & Betsey (Chedel) Harding, b. 1861 

June 9, Pomfret; living, 1894, Pomfret. No children in 1894. 

iii. Viella 8 Hodges, b. 1865 Sept. 21 ; living, 1894, Woodstock, 

Vt. ; m. 1891 Sept. 9, Oscar Horatio Atwood, son of Horatio 

Nelson & Sarah Randella (Pratt) Atwood, b. 1865 July 31, 

Woodstock; living, 1894. 

iv. Vietta 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Oct. 23 ; living, 1894, South Pomfret; 

m. 1893 March 8, Woodstock, George Thacher Atwood, son 

of Horatio Nelson & Sarah Eandella (Pratt) Atwood, b. 1869 

Nov. 21, Woodstock ; living, 1894. 

Smith 7 Hodges has been a trapper for the greater part of his life, 

and for 50 years has dealt in furs and skins. His trapping expeditions 

have taken him over the whole country from the Atlantic to the 

Pacific, and have occasioned hardships and adventures, both numerous 

and great. He has been wrecked at sea and snowed-in on the 

mountains, on one occasion having nothing but turnips to eat for 20 

days. For nearly three years he lived among the Digger Indians. 

He now (1894) deals in furs and skins and manufactures carriages 

and sleighs. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church 

and a regular attendant upon divine worship and the Sunday school. 

443 — EDMUND MUNROE 7 HODGES [219. Edmund* Seth 5 -* Sam 3 
John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1828 May 19, Pomfret, Vt.; d. 1866 Aug. 24, 
Brownington, Vt. ; m. 1854 June 6, Brownington, ELLEN BRYANT, 
dau. of John & Lucinda (Rice) Bryant, b. 1835 July 11, Brownington; 
living, 1893, Brownington. 

3 children : — 

i. Infant daughter, d. 1857 Sept. 12, Pomfret. 
ii. Carrie Belle 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Nov. 3 ; living, 1893, Brown- 
ington ; m. 1881 Jan'y 1, Arthur Frederick Grow. 

681. iii. Ellen Mae 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Aug. 26, West Charleston, Vt. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 337 

444— AUGUSTA EUDORA 7 HODGES [219. Edmund 6 Seth 5 -* Sam 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1834 Aug. 10, Pomfret, Vt.; d. 1891 Feb. 27, Pomfret; 
m. 1857 April 26, Woodstock, Vt., LUCIUS BYRON THOMAS, son of 

Simeon & Clarissa (Thomas) Thomas, b. 1833 April 28, Woodstock; 
living, 1893, Woodstock. 

2 children : — 
i. Ellen Augusta 8 Thomas, b. 1859 July 2, Woodstock ; living, 
1893, Bridgewater Corners, Vt.; m. 1879 July 21, Franklin, 
N. H., Albert Alvinza Atwood jof Franklin, son of William 
& Harriet Adelaide (Fairbanks) Atwood of Bridgewater. 
ii. Clara Polly 8 Thomas, b. 1865 July 28, Pomfret ; living, 1893, 
Woodstock; m. 1884 June 22, Randolph, Vt., Eben Peleg 
Bartlett of Bridgewater, son of Horace & Cornelia Ann (Weld) 
Bartlettof Claremont, N. H. 
Lucius Byron Thomas enlisted as a private, Aug. 9, 1862, in Co. 
F, 3rd Vermont Vols., and was discharged March 10, 1863. He was 
in the Army of the Potomac, joining his regiment at Hagerstown, 
Md., just after the battle of Antietam. He marched with his regi- 
ment from Hagerstown to Fredericksburg, Va., and was in the battle 
of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Soon after this fight he was taken 
sick from the hardships and exposure of the campaign and was sent 
to the hospital, where he remained until discharged for disability. 
He is a farmer. 

445 — MARGARET LEMIRA 7 HODGES [219. Edmund 6 Seth 5 -* Sam? 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1838 Jan'y 2, Pomfret, Vt. ; living, 1893, Barton, Vt. ; 
m. 1859 Oct. 17, Pomfret, GILMAN ESTY BRYANT, son of John & 
Lucinda (Rice) Bryant, b. 1836 Sept. 28, Brownington, Vt. ; d. 1890 
Aug. 18, Brownington. 

5 children born in Brownington, Vt. : — 

i. Clara Jane 8 Bryant, b. 1861 Oct. 23 ; d. 1893 March 4, Barton ; 
m. 1881 June 15, Barton, Perry Willis Cannon of Browning- 
ton, son of Chandler & Louisa Maria (Knight) Cannon of 
Alstead, N. H. 

ii. Edith Viola 8 Bryant, b. 1863 Dec. 6 ; living, 1893, Barton ; m. 
1892 Oct. 26, Barton, Clarence William Comstock of Barton, 
son of Daniel Tracey & Emily Louisa (Blood) Comstock of 
Barton. 

iii. Jennie Margaret 8 Bryant, b. 1865 March 17; living, 1893, 
Brownington ; m. 1889 July 3, Barton, Dr. Wilbur Fiske Gilman 
of Brownington, son of John Webster & Hannah (Ward) Gilman 
of Sandwich, N. H. 

iv. Eugene Gilman 8 Bryant, b. 1874 Sept. 15 ; living, 1893, 
Barton. 

v. John Edmund 8 Bryant, b. 1876 May 24 ; living, 1893, Barton. 

446 — NORMAN WILLIAMS 7 HODGES [222. Seth 6 - 5 -* Sam s John 2 
Wm 1 ! b. 1833 May 24, Pomfret, Vt. ; living, 1893, Alta, la. ; m. 



338 THE TA UN TON BRANCH. 

1855 March 14, Lawrence, Mass., CAROLINE SMITH, dau. of Holland 
& Theodosia (Wilson) Smith, b. 1835 Aug. 7, Brome, P. Q., Canada; 
living, 1893. 
5 children : — 

682. i. Waldo Eugene 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Nov. 29, Stark Co., 111. 

ii. Sarah Augusta 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Oct. 23, Stark Co. ; d. 1858 
Oct. 25, Stark Co. 

683. iii. Ella Jane 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Jan'y 27, Stark Co. 

684. iv. Walter Leander 8 Hodges, b. 1863 July 18, Kichford, Vt. 
v. Mina Lillian 8 Hodges, b. 1876 Jan'y 12, Stowe, Vt. ; living, 

1893, Alta, la. 

447 — MELINDA BETSEY 7 HODGES [222. Seth 6 - 5 -* Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] 
b. 1835 July 18, Pomfret, Vt. ; living, 1893, Bristol, Vt. ; m. 1859 
April 4, Lincoln, Vt., CHARLES LAPREES, son of Antoine & Lucy 
(Labarcass) Laprees, b. 1837 Jan'y 12, St. George, P. Q., Canada; 
living, 1893. 

2 children : — 
i. Celia Arletta 8 Laprees, b. 1859 Dec. 29, Lincoln; d. 1880 

Sept. 16, Bristol ; m. 1878 July 3, Bristol, Cyrus Wright 

Brown of Bristol, son of Charles Denslow & Sarah Matilda 

(Hill) Brown, 
ii. Lizzie Anna 8 Laprees, b. 1873 Sept. 28, Bristol ; living, 1893, 

Bristol ; unm. 

448— MELISSA AMANDA 7 HODGES [222. Set7i e - 5 - 4 Sam 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] 
b. 1838 Aug. 1, Granville, Vt. ; living, 1893, Lincoln, Vt. ; m. 1863 
Aug. 9, Lincoln, WILLIAM LINDLEY CHASE of Kipton, Vt., b. 1827; 
d. 1893 Feb. 11, Lincoln. 

1 child born in Lincoln, Vt. : — 
i. Arthur Willis 8 Chase, b. 1864 May 10 ; living, 1893, Lincoln ; 

m. 1885 July 23, Kipton, Vt., Lucy Dragon, dau. of Daniel & 

Lucy (Grant) Dragon of Kipton. 

449— SYLVESTER EDMUND 7 HODGES [222. Seth*- h - A Sam 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1842 Aug. 26, Lincoln, Vt. ; living, 1893, Lincoln ; m. 1868 
Oct. 9, Vergennes, Vt., LUCETTA MARTHA BROWN, dau. of John & 
Khoda Breed (Gove) Brown, b. 1833 July 31, Bristol, Vt. ; living, 
1893, Lincoln. 

1 child born in Lincoln, Vt. : — 
i. Orla Carson 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Sept. 22 ; living, 1893, Lincoln ; 
unm. 

Sylvester Edmund 7 Hodges, coming of age a few days after his 
father's death, arranged his business, and then enlisted, Dec. 21, 
1863, in Co. E, 2nd Reg't Berdan's Sharpshooters. He began active 
service in the Battle of the Wilderness, was in the fight on the North 
Anna Kiver, and took part in several other engagements. The sharp- 
shooters were employed chiefly in the work of skirmishing, which 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 339 

has a maximum of danger combined with a minimum of glory. He 
■was taken very sick, sent to the hospital at Montpelier, Vt., and on 
recovery was transferred to Co. G, 4th Vermont, 6th Army Corps. 
He was at Petersburg, Va., when it was captured, and was in the 
fights on Lee's retreat. He was mustered out of service July 13, 
1865. On his return home he lived two years in Bristol, and since 
then has resided in Lincoln. With the exception of keeping a store 
one year, he has devoted his time to farming. 

Mrs. Lucetta M. (Brown) Hodges is a member of a family which 
has traced its pedigree back to 1376, through Abraham Browne, who 
was born in Hawkdon, England, in 1590, came to America and 
settled in Watertown, Mass., where he was admitted freeman in 1632, 
and where he held many honorable positions. The house he lived 
in was standing in 1867 and owned by his descendants. Mrs. 
Hodges's mother came from a family which lived in Charlestown, 
Mass., and gave name to a hill which the British troops once found 
difficult to climb. 

450 — ANNA 7 HODGES [224. Drusus* Silas 5 George 4 Wm s John* 
Wm 1 ] b. 1792 to 1796, prob. at Woodstock, Conn. ; d. Jackson, Mich. ; 
m. WILLIAM JUSTICE. 

Children born probably in Mich. : — 
James Henry 8 Justice, d. infancy. 
James Henry 8 Justice. 
Lucy D 8 . Justice, d. aged 18 yrs. 
Adeline 8 Justice, m. Edward Hogle. 

451 — DRUSUS 7 HODGES [224. Drums 6 Silas 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1799 Nov. 7, perh. in Woodstock, Conn., possibly in N. Y. 
State; d. 1880 July 26, Decatur, Mich.; m. 1825 Feb. 22, Crown 
Point, 1ST. Y., ELIZA MEAGHER, dau. of Dennis & Mary (Campbell) 
Meagher, b. 1802 Oct. 31, Crown Point ; d. 1889 Oct. 13, Sherman, 
Kan. 

12 children : — 

i. John Dennis 8 Hodges, b. 1826 Feb. 22, Crown Point; d. 

1849 June 26, Lawrence, Mich. ; unm. 
ii. Drusus Freeman 8 Hodges, b. 1827 March 24, Crown Point; 

living, 1893, Nogales, Ariz. ; unm. 

685. iii. Lucius Mascraft 8 Hodges, b. 1829 April 1, Crown Point. 

686. iv. William 8 Hodges, b. 1830 July 11, Crown Point. 

v. Mary 8 Hodges, b. 1831 Dec. 20, Crown Point; d. 1831 Dec. 
26, Crown Point. 

687. vi. Mary Anna 8 Hodges, b. 1832 Nov. 26, Crown Point. 

688. vii. Laura Howe 8 Hodges, b. 1835 Aug. 10, Norwich, Canada, 
viii. George 8 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 22, Spring Arbor, Mich. ; 

d. 1853 June 11, Lawrence. 

689. ix. Herrick 8 Hodges, b. 1838 Oct. 17, Spring Arbor. 

690. x. Oren Wright 8 Hodges, b. 1842 Feb. 1, Spring Arbor. 

691. xi. Eliza Maria 8 Hodges, b. 1843 Aug. 1, Spring Arbor. 



340 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

xii. Franklin A 8 . Hodges, b. 1845 June 12, Spring Arbor ; d. 
1845 July 17, Spring Arbor. 
452 — SILAS HENRY 7 HODGES [226. Henri/ Silas 5 George* Wm s 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1804 Jan'y 12, Clarendon, Vt.; d. 1875 April 21, 
Washington, D. C. ; m. 1830 April 20, Eutland, Vt., JULIA ANN 
FAY, dau. of William & Lydia Lorraine (Brewster) Fay, b. 1809 July 
31, Eutland; d. 1887 Feb. 6, New York City. 
11 children : — 

i. Henry Silas 8 Hodges, b. 1831 Jan'y 30, Eutland; d. 1850 
June 3, Eutland. 

692. ii. Julia Fay 8 Hodges, b. 1833 June 24, Eutland. 

iii. William 8 Hodges, b. 1835 March 16 ; d. 1838 March 23, 

Chester, Vt. 
iv. Catherine 8 Hodges, b. 1837 July 12 ; d. 1857 July 23, 

Eutland; unm. 
v. William 8 Hodges, b. 1838 June 30, Chester ; d. 1839 May—, 

Chester, 
vi. Edward 8 Hodges, b. 1838 June 30, Chester; d. 1839 May—, 

Chester. 

693. vii. Lydia Lorraine 8 Hodges, b. 1840 Aug. 11, Chester. 

viii. Charles Lewis 8 Hodges, b. 1842 July 20, Eutland ; d. 

1859 Oct. 9, Eutland. 
ix. Wyllys 8 Hodges, b. 1846 March 12, Eutland ; living, 1894, 

New York City; unm. 
x. Anna Elizabeth 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Sept. 25, -Eutland; d. 

1850 June — , Eutland. 
xi. Anna Fuller 8 Hodges, b. 1852 March 28, Eutland ; d. 
1880 March 23, New York City ; unm. 
Silas Henry 7 ' Hodges graduated at Micldlebury College in 1821, 
was admitted to the bar in 1825, and practised law in Eutland. He 
was an exceedingly able lawyer and was rising rapidly in the profes- 
sion, when he felt it his duty to enter the ministry ; and giving up a 
most promising law business, he employed himself in religious teach- 
ing for eight years — from 1833 to 1841 — giving his time and labor 
for little or no remuneration. At the end of this period he resumed 
his legal practice. From 1845 to 1850 he was Auditor of the State 
of Vermont. In 1852 he was appointed Commissioner of Patents 
and went to Washington, but resigned in 1853. In 1861 he was 
appointed Examiner-in-Chief of the Patent Office and held the posi- 
tion until his death. 

453 — GEORGE WASHINGTON 7 HODGES [226. Hennf Silas 5 George* 
Wm z John 2 Wm>~\ b. 1813 Dec. 21, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1884 Aug. 26, 
Clifton, Staten Island, N. Y. ; m. England, ELINOR BURINCHAM, b. 
1810, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Eng. ; d. 1882 April 9, Clifton. 

7 children : — 
i. Clara 8 Hodges, b. Liverpool, Eng. ; living, 1894. 
ii. Mary Ellen 8 Hodges, b. Liverpool; d. 1884 May 22, Falmouth, 
Mass. ; m. 1861 Sept. 26, Frederick Williams. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 341 

iii. Caroline 8 Hodges, b. London, Eng. ; m. 1869 Sept. 22, William 

C. Lane of New York City. 
iv. Walter 8 Hodges, b. 1845 Nov. 1, London ; living, 1894, New- 
York City; m. (1) 1872 Dec. 16, Boston, Mass., Martha 
Stearns, dau. of George Cushman & Martha (Bachelder) Stearns 
of Chelsea, Mass. ; m. (2) 1889 Sept. 21, Yonkers, N. Y., Appo- 
lonia Leomi Rose, dan. of William Wallace & Appolonia 
Margaretta (Lankenau) Rose of New York City. 3 children by 
1st wife, who all d. in infancy, 
v. Anne 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Jan'y — , Pittsford, Vt. ; d. 1852 March 10, 

Pittsford. 
vi. Fanny 8 Hodges, b. 1849 Dec. — , Pittsford; d. 1852 March 18, 

Pittsford. 
vii. Florence 8 Hodges, b. Pittsford; living, 1893, London, England. 
George Washington 7 Hodges left Clarendon in 1828, passed 2 
years in Bnenos Ayres, South America, and in 1831 engaged in 
business in New York City, which led him to make long stays in 
England and to travel extensively throughout Europe. At one time 
he was largely engaged in the iron trade in Vermont and in Pennsyl- 
vania. In 1852 he took up his residence in Staten Island. He had 
a bright mind, a love of books and a wonderful memory. He was a 
large-hearted, generous and charitable man, and most hospitable to 
friends and relatives while it was in his power to give to others. 

Walter 8 Hodges was for 20 years Inward Freight Manager of the 
National Steamship Co. in New York City. Leaving this position in 
1886, he traveled extensively in Europe, Africa and Australia. He 
has from time to time contributed many articles to the newspapers. 
He is now (1894) engaged in work connected with the management 
of the University Settlement in New York City, which has the 
reputation of being the most successful charitable establishment of its 
class in the country. 

454 — EDWARD FULLER 7 HODGES [226. Henry 6 Silas 5 George* 
Win? John* Win 1 } b. 1816 Jan'y 3, Clarendon, Vt.; d. 1883 Feb. 28, 
Boston, Mass. ; m. 1845 July 7, Bangor, Me., ANNE FRANCES 
HAMMATT, dau. of William & Esther Phillips (Parsons) Hammatt, 
b. 1818 May 9, Plymouth, Mass. ; living, 1894, Lincoln, Mass. 
8 children born (except the first) in Boston, Mass. : — 

i. William Hammatt 8 Hodges, b. 1846 June 1, Bangor, Me. ; d. 

1872 April 11, Milan, Italy ; unm. 
ii. Edward Arthur 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Jan'y 9; d. 1848 Sept. 26, 

Boston, 
iii. Edward Harry 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Jan'y 29 ; d. 1850 June 
19, Boston. 
694. iv. Edward Francis 8 Hodges, b. 1851 Aug. 1. 

v. Harry 8 Hodges, b. 1853 Jan'y 19 ; d. 1858 March 2, Boston. 
vi. Anna Fuller 8 Hodges, b. 1856 April 29; d. 1858 Feb. 10, 
Boston. 



342 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

vii. George Clarendon 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Oct. 14; living, 
1894, Boston ; unm. 
695. viii. Harry Foot 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Feb. 25. 

Edward Fuller 7 Hodges graduated at Middlebury College in 
1836, and was admitted to the Bar in 1839 in Butland, where he 
followed his profession until 1845, and then moved to Boston. 
Gifted with natural ability and endowed with remarkable powers of 
concentration and capacity for work, he became one of the most 
prominent and successful members of the Suffolk County Bar. He 
was of counsel in many important patent cases, such as those of the 
Smith & Wesson revolver, the Goodyear rubber inventions, the 
sewing-machines and, later, he was engaged in the Sudbury Biver 
suits and the European and North American railway litigation. 
Although possessing a very strong constitution, his assiduous 
devotion to his professional duties so deranged his health that he 
was compelled at least twice to seek relief and restoration in foreign 
travel. These interruptions, were however, only temporary, and he 
returned to his practice with renewed vigor and continued success. 

George Clarendon 8 Hodges was graduated at Harvard College in 
1879, then studied law in the office of Evarts, Southmayd & Choate in 
ISTew York City and at the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to 
the Bar in Boston in 1883. For a number of years he was in business 
for himself, having charge of certain properties, but in 1894 he entered 
the law firm of Godfrey Morse, Hill & Hodges. He has taken an 
active interest in political matters, was one of the committee 
whose work elected Colonel Lyman, in 1882, as an Independent to 
Congress, was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Beform Club, 
and, in 1884, as assistant secretary of the Committee of One Hundred 
in Boston, took part, on the stump and in the office, in the campaign 
which resulted in the election of Cleveland. Since 1884 he has been 
quietly working for independent action in politics and for good 
government, but his time has been occupied chiefly in the practice of 
his profession. 

455 — HANNIBAL 7 HODGES [228. Silas W 6 . Silas 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 
WmF\ b. 1817 Sept. 12, Clarendon, Vt.; d. 1888 July 19, Clarendon; 
m. 1843 Dec. 6, Clarendon, MARIA HALL, dau. of Caleb & Ruth 
(Bixby) Hall, b. 1817 May 11, Shrewsbury, Vt. ; living, 1892, 
Clarendon. 

3 children born in Clarendon, Vt. : — 
i. Ellen Mary 8 Hodges, b. 1847 May 18 ; d. 1861 Aug. 28, 

Clarendon, 
ii. Eugene Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1849 Oct. 30 ; living, 1892, Clarendon ; 

m. 1889 April 11, Malina Louisa Smith. 
iii. Edward Wyllys 8 Hodges, b. 1852 Dec. 7 ; living, 1892, 

Clarendon ; in. 1890 Dec. 10, Ellen Teresa Butler. 
Hannibal 7 Hodges lived on the homestead owned and occupied 
by his father and his grandmother. For several years he was clerk 
in his father's store, but the greater part of his life he spent on his 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 343 

farm. He was a remarkably handsome man, of large stature, fine 
proportions and good features. He was of a kindly, genial tempera- 
ment, ever ready to help others, modest and retiring, yet cordial in 
manner and very popular with his neighbors who recognized and 
appreciated his business ability and probity. He was town clerk of 
Clarendon from 1852 to 1857 and representative in 1861 and 1862. 
The last years of his life he was a sufferer from disease, but bore 
himself pleasantly and patiently to the end. 

45(5 _ MARY 7 HODGES [228. Silas W 6 . Silas* George* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1820 Oct. 10, Clarendon, Vt. ; living, 1892, Eockford, 111. ; 
m. 1842 Oct. 25, Clarendon, DAVID STURGES PENFIELD, son of 
Sturges & Laura (Giddings) Penfield, b. 1812 April 3, Pittsford, Vt. ; 
d. 1873 May 20, Eockford. 

3 children born in Eockford, 111. : — 

i. Laura 8 Penfield, b. 1847 March 10 ; d. 1878 Oct. 26, Eockford ; 
m. 1873 March 27, Eockford, Henry Hayes Eobinson of 
Eockford, son of Sylvester Fade & Emily (Skinner) Eobinson. 
ii. Annie Frances 8 Penfield, b. 1853 June 30 ; living, 1892, 
Eockford ; m. 1881 Oct. 4, Eockford, Calvin Eobinson 8 Mower 
of Eockford, son of Gustavus Haile & Mary 7 (Eobinson) Mower. 
[No. 227, ii.] 
iii. Mary Fuller 8 Penfield, b. 1858 Feb. 2 ; teaching, 1892, Fisk 

University, Nashville, Tenn. ; unm. 
4.57 —MARY ELIZABETH 7 HODGES [229. George T 6 . Silas 5 George* 
Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1820 March 13, Eutland, Vt. ; d. 1883 May 6, 
Eutland; m. 1847 July 7, Eutland, WILLIAM HENRY BRADFORD 
OWEN, son of Ira & Harriet (Doane) Owen, b. 1819 Nov. 2, 
Montpelier, Vt. ; d. 1889 July 8, Eutland. 

4 children born in Eutland, Vt. : — 

i. George Hodges 8 Owen, b. 1848 Aug. 7; living, 1894, New York 
City ; m. 1876 Jan'y 3, Frankfort, Germany, Louise Ernestine 
Elise Braun, dau. of Gustav Friedrich Christian & Pauline 
Caroline (Kuenkler) Braun of Herschbach, Nassau, Germany. 

ii. Emily Bliss 8 Owen, b. 1852 June 21 ; living, 1894, New York 
City ; m. 1881 July 14, Messina, Sicily, Carl Frederick Braun, 
brother of her sister-in-law. 

iii. William Doane 8 Owen, b. 1854 Aug. 19 ; living, 1894, Chicago, 
111. ; m. 1879 Oct. 30, Chicago, Caroline Gertrude Charleston, 
dau. of Charles and Catherine (Laur) Charleston of Chicago. 

iv. James Hodges 8 Owen, b. 1857 Jan'y 11 ; living, 1894, Chicago ; 
unm. 

458 — MARY BLISS 7 HODGES [229. George T 6 . Silas 5 George* Wm s 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1827 May 14, Eutland, Vt. ; living, 1894, Oswego, 
N. Y. ; m. 1851 Dec. 8, Eutland, Dr. CHARLES COTESWORTH 
PINCKNEY CLARK, son of Dr. Theophilus & Lydia (Bingham) Clark, 
b. 1822 March 20, Tinmouth, Vt. ; living, 1894, Oswego. 



344 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

4 children born in Oswego, N. Y. : — 
i. Charles 8 Clark, b. 1854 Feb. 23 ; living, 1894, Middletown, 

N. Y. ; m. 1880 July 4, Middletown, Harriet Watkins Low, 

dau. of Henry Beynolds & Mary Caroline (Watkins) Low of 

Middletown. 
ii. George Tisdale 8 Clark, b. 1856 Nov. 11 ; living, 1894, Oswego ; 

unm. 
iii. Mary Hodges 8 Clark, b. 1862 June 23; living, 1894, Oswego; 

unm. 
iv. James Theophilus 8 Clark, b. 1866 June 18 ; living, 1894, New 

York City ; unm. 



459 — EMILY 7 HODCES [229. George T\ Silas 5 George* Wm s John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1829 Feb. 3, Rutland, Vt. ; living, 1894, New York City; m. 
1854 June 28, Eutland, DWIGHT TOWNSEND, son of Walter Wilmot 
& Ann (Helme) Townsend, b. 1827 Sept. 25, New York City ; living, 
1894, New York City. 

4 children born (except the last) in New York City : — 

i. James Bliss 8 Townsend, b. 1855 Sept. 30 ; living, 1894, New 
York City ; m. 1886 March 1, New York City, Eugenie Marie 
Mathilde Gibert, dau. of Dr. James Thevigny & Anna Maria 
(Chouteau) Gibert of Paris. 

ii. Ann Helme 8 Townsend, b. 1857 May 19 ; living, 1894, New 
York City; m. 1882 April 11, Spuyten-Duyvil, N. Y, Herbert 
Ellsworth Ashmore of New York City, son of Sydney 
Ellsworth & Maria (Phelps) Ashmore of London. 

iii. Dwight Hodges 8 Townsend, b. 1860 April 11 ; d. 1861 Jan'y — , 
New York City. 

iv. Mary Serena 8 Townsend, b. 1868 Eeb. 7, Staten Island ; living, 
1894, New York City ; unm. 

460 — SOPHIA LORRAINE 7 HODGES [230. Hannibal 6 Silas 5 George* 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1814 May 6, Clarendon, Vt. ; living, 1894, Chi- 
cago, 111. ; m. 1839 June 20, Shelburn, Vt., ADAM MARTIN FREE- 
MAN, son of Andrew & Elizabeth (Martin) Freeman, b. 1811 Jan'y 9, 
Salem, N. Y. ; d. 1885 Jan'y 19, Chicago. 

3 children born in New York City : — 

i. Caroline Clark 8 Freeman, b. 1840 March 16 ; d. 1889 Dec. 23, 
Chicago; m. 1865 June 28, Buffalo, N Y., Henry Bausher Jr. 
of Chicago, son of Henry & Elizabeth Genevieve (Gray) Bausher 
of N. Y. City. 

ii. Edward Hodges 8 Freeman, b. 1841 Dec. 18; living, 1894, Port- 
land, Ore. ; m. 1877 Feb. 10, Julia Frederika Shea, dau. of 
Timothy & Katherine (Hallehan) Shea of London, Eng. 

iii. Alfred Hannibal 8 Freeman, b. 1844 Sept. 24 ; living, 1894, 
Chicago ; m. 1878 June 10, Bose Anna Carr, dau. of Bernard 
& Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Carr of Negaunee, Mich. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 345 

46X — JOHN MARSHALL 7 HODGES [230. Hannibal 6 Silas 5 George* 
Wm z John 2 Wm l ~\ b. 1824 Oct. 16, Clarendon, Vt. ; d. 1873 Feb. 14, 
New York City; m. 1857 May 27, Mrs. CATHERINE L. HAYES. 

3 children: — 

i. John- Atwill 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Aug. 18, New York City ; d. 1888 
July 19, Chanute, Kan. ; in. 1884 July 10, New York City, 
Katherine Barkley, dau. of John F. & Elizabeth (Skillman) 
Barkley, b. 1861 Nov. 22, N. Y. City; living, 1892, Chanute. 
1 child : — Elizabeth AtwiW Hodges, b. 1885 April 28, Chanute; 
living, 1892, Chanute. 
ii. Eveline Dudley 8 Hodges, b. 1863 Feb. 6 ; d. 1863 Sept. 28, 

Fort Lee, N. J. 
iii. Francis Gordon 8 Hodges, b. 1864 March 7 ; living, 1892 ; in. 
1889 Sept. 14, Brooklyn, N. Y., Harriet Augusta Warner. 
1 child in 1892 : — Kitty Clover* Hodges, b. 1890 Aug. 3 ; living, 
1892. 
John Marshall 7 Hodges began his business life in his father's 
store in Hydeville, Vt. About 1840 he went to New York City and 
later became a partner there in the firm of Freeman, Hodges & Co., 
dealers in silk. About 1853 he was in the firm of Hodges & Phelps. 
A disastrous fire having consumed the store and a large stock of 
goods, the firm was dissolved, and he became a broker and so contin- 
ued until his death. 

462 — HENRY CLAY 7 HODGES [230. Hannibal 6 Silas 5 George* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm l ] b. 1831 Jan'y 14, Clarendon, Vt. ; living, 1894, Colonel, 
U. S. Army; m. 1859 June 8, Oregon City, Oregon, ANNIE ABER- 
NETHY, dau. of Gov. George & Anne (Pope) Abernethy of Oregon, b. 
1836 April 19, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; living, 1894. 

4 children : — 

696. i. Henry Clay 8 Hodges, b. 1860 April 20, Fort Vancouver, 
Wash, 
ii. George Abernethy 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Oct. 31, Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kan.; d. 1865 Nov. 10, in P. M. S. Co.'s steamer 
Constitution, off Point Conception, Cal. 
iii. William Dudley 8 Hodges, b. and d. 1868 July 24, Fort 

Vancouver, Wash. 
iv. Annie 8 Hodges, b. 1871 May 28, Philadelphia, Penn. ; d. 
1871 Nov. 8, Philadelphia. 
Col. Henry Clay 7 Hodges graduated at West Point, July 1, 
1851, and was immediately assigned to the 4th Infantry, U. S. A., 
of which he was successively Brevet 2nd Lieut., 2nd Lieut., and 1st 
Lieut. He was with his regiment, until 1861, in Wisconsin, Cali- 
fornia, Oregon and Washington, being employed in the various 
details of frontier service. Among other duties, he was engaged on 
the Pacific Eailroad Explorations in 1853 and 1854, and in scouting 
against the Snake Indians and on the Yakima Expedition in 1855. 
He was promoted Captain, May 17, 1861, and thereafter served in 
the Quartermaster Department of the army. He was stationed in 



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New York City until January, 1863, his principal duty being that 
of equipping and forwarding troops and supplies. While here 
his extraordinary ability and resources were proved by a remark- 
able test in the spring of 1862, when he was abruptly called on to 
provide transportation for Gen. McClellan's army at the beginning 
of the Peninsular Campaign against Eichmond. The movement 
was decided upon suddenly and without previous warning. The 
account of the tremendous task, given in the Life of Abraham 
Lincoln by his Private Secretaries, is here copied, with no other 
change than the substitution (in the cause of truth and fairness) of 
the names of the men who really did the work, for the name of the 
very efficient head clerk who transmitted the orders, and who is 
mentioned by the authors in accordance with official etiquette and 
their feelings of friendship. "Capt. Rufus Ingalls and Capt. Henry 
C. Hodges were charged by the President and Mr. Stanton with the 
entire task of transporting the Army of the Potomac to its new base 
[Fortress Monroe] and the utmost diligence was enjoined upon them. 
Assistant Secretary of War, Tucker, was assigned as the medium of 
official communications. We shall see tha,t they performed the 
prodigious task intrusted to them in a manner not excelled by any 
similar feat in the annals of the world. * * It is one of the many 
grievances mentioned by Gen. McClellan in his report, that this work 
was taken entirely out of his hands and committed to those of Capts. 
Ingalls and Hodges ; he thus estops himself from claiming any 
credit for one of the most brilliant feats of logistics [moving of armies] 
ever recorded. On the 27th of February the orders were received; 
on the 17th of March the troops began their embarkation ; on the 5th 
of April Mr. Tucker transmitted his final report, showing that there 
had been transported to Fortress Monroe from Washington, Perry ville 
and Alexandria, '121,500 men, 14,592 animals, 1,150 wagons, 44 
batteries, 74 ambulances, besides pontoon bridges, telegraph materials, 
and the enormous quantity of equipage, etc., required for an army of 
such magnitude. The only loss is 8 mules and 9 barges, which latter 
went ashore in a gale within a few miles of Fortress Monroe, the car- 
goes being saved. ' He is certainly justified in closing his story with 
these words : 'I respectfully but confidently submit that, for economy 
and celerity of movement, this expedition is without a parallel on 
record.' The means by which this work was done were as follows: 
113 steamers at an average price per day of $215.10 ; 188 schooners 
at $24.15 ; 88 barges at $14.27. " The whole of the details of getting 
together and fitting out this large fleet, drawing up the charter-parties, 
obtaining crews, providing fuel, water, food, forage and numberless 
other supplies for the army during the voyage, and of taking the 
vessels to Washington, was done by Capt. Hodges in less than 18 
days. Capt. Ingalls then took charge and had the whole force trans- 
ported to their destination in 18 days more. The final report of the 
accomplished task was officially rendered 37 days after orders were 
issued. It seems hardly credible that a President of the United States, 
who had himself served in the war, could be induced to jump an inferior 
officer over the heads of such men as these; but under political 



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influence this thing was done, more than 20 years after the war, and 
one of these modest, fair-minded and brilliant soldiers, who performed 
a feat "without a parallel on record," was thus prevented from 
attaining the military rank he more than merited. 

On Jan'y 1, 1863, Gapt. Hodges was appointed Quartermaster of 
the Centre Grand Division of the Army of the Potomac with the 
rank of Lieut.-Col. He was Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the 
Cumberland in the Tennesee Campaign (Aug. to Nov. 1863), and was 
engaged in the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19 and 20, 1863. In 
1865 he established a depot of supplies at Morehead City, N. C, for 
Sherman's army on its march from Savannah to North Carolina. 
Later he was Chief Quartermaster at Mobile, Ala., and at New 
Orleans. He was brevetted Major and Lieut.-Colonel, U. S. A., 
March 13, 1865, "for faithful and meritorious services during the 
Bebellion;" Major, July 29, 1866; Lieut.-Col., May 29, 1876; and 
Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General, Oct. 19, 1888. He 
goes on the Retired List, Jan'y 14, 1895. On June 6, 1890, he and 
his wife were seriously injured in a railroad accident on the Louisville 
& Nashville R. R., between Cincinnati and Nashville. His right leg 
was broken and he was severely bruised. His wife was so terribly 
cut and crushed about the head and shoulders that, for a time, she 
was not expected to live. [A D. Hodges, Jr.~\ 

Annie (Abernethy) Hodges was daughter of Gov. George Aber- 
nethy, who was a native of New York City and for many years a 
prominent merchant there. He was involved in the panic of 1837, 
but settled up his business honorably, parting with all his property in 
order to do so. In 1839 he went to Oregon with the Indian Mission 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He resided a short time in the 
Willamette Valley, near the site of the city of Salem, and then went 
to Oregon City where he entered into mercantile business and 
prospered greatly. He owned ships and established trade with the 
Sandwich Islands. He was the first Governor of Oregon, served one 
term in an admirable manner, and was re-elected; but before his 
second term had expired, Joseph Lane came to the Territory with a 
commission as Governor from the Federal authorities, and Gov. 
Abernethy turned over to him the direction of affairs. By his 
disinterested and well directed efforts, Gov. Abernethy contributed 
largely to the prosperity of Oregon, and after a useful and honorable 
life, died, sincerely lamented by his fellow citizens, in Portland 
in 1877. 

463 — SALLY EMELINE 7 HODGES [232. Willard 6 fflkanah 5 George* 
Wm 3 John 2 Tim 1 ] b. 1812 March 8, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1865 April 
10, Torrington; m. 1833 April 10, Torrington, SHELDON BARBER, 
son of Abijah & Mary (Loomis) Barber, b. 1807 May 13, Torrington; 
d. 1877 Jan'y 15, Torrington. 

1 child born in Torrington, Conn. : — 
i. Willard Hodges 8 Barber, b. 1835 Oct. 1 ; living, 1891, West 
Torrington ; m. 1855 Nov. 11, Torrington, Jane Caroline Wil- 



348 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

son, dau. of Wait Beach & Caroline Jennette (Birge) Wilson of 
Torrington. 

464 — EUNICE WILLARD 7 HODCES [232. Willard 6 Mkanah 5 George* 
Wm s John 2 Wm r ] b. 1817 Jan'y 19, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1855 Aug. 
7, Goshen, Conn. ; m. 1837 Oct. 30, Norfolk, Conn., JOHN MARSH 
WADHAMS, son of John & Mary (Ripley) Wadhams, b. 1811 May 7, 
Goshen; living, 1892, Goshen. 

5 children born in Goshen, Conn. : — 
i. Sarah Jane 8 Wadhams, b. 1839 June 5; d. 1842 June 9, Goshen, 
ii. John Hodges 8 Wadhams, b. 1840 Nov. 30 ; living, 1892, Goshen; 

m. 1865 Sept. 11, Torrington, Mary Georgiana Pelton, dau. 

of Bobert Fitch & Alma (Egleston) Pelton of Torrington. 
iii. Sarah Jane 8 Wadhams, b. 1842 May 28 ; d. 1843 Jan'y 18, 

Goshen. 
iv. Sarah Jane 8 Wadhams, b. 1846 July 12 ; living, 1892, West 

Goshen ; m. 1867 Aug. 7, Goshen, Frederick Allen Lucas of 

Goshen, son of Daniel Norton & Marilla Lydia (Price) Lucas of 

Goshen, 
v. Julia Hinckley 8 Wadhams, b. 1852 Oct. 16 ; living, 1892, West 

Goshen ; m. 1874 Sept. 3, Goshen, Wilbur Henry Wadhams 
• of Goshen, son of Nelson & Elvira Asenath (Griswold) Wadhams 

of Goshen. 
John Marsh Wadhams is a farmer. He has held all the town 
offices in Goshen, and has served three terms as representative and 
one term as senator in the State Legislature. 

John Hodges 8 Wadhams, has been elected three times to the 
State Legislature, and Wilbur Henry Wadhams has served one 
term in the same body. 

Frederick Allen Lucas enlisted as private in Co. C, 19th Conn. 
Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862, was promoted corporal in September and 
sergeant in April. He was promoted sergeant-major of the 2nd Conn. 
Heavy Artillery April 6, 1864, Lieutenant of Co. B, Feb. 16, 1865 
and was commanding officer of his company until the muster-out, 
Aug. 18, 1865. He was in every battle in which his regiment took 
part : — Spottsylvania, Tolopotomy, Hanover Court House, Cold Har- 
bor, Petersburg, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Hatcher's Bun, Sailor's 
Creek, Appomattox. He was badly wounded at Cedar Creek with a 
rifle ball through his left thigh, and at Hatcher's Bun a piece of a 
shell struck him on the right hip. He has held all the offices in the 
gift of his townsmen, who elected him representative in 1869 and 
1886, and he was also State senator in 1887-8. He is now (1892) a 
retired merchant, and the largest land-owuer in Goshen. 

465 — EDWIN 7 HODCES [233. Erastus* Mkanah 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1810 June 26, Torrington, Conn.; d. 1884 July 23, Winterset, 
la.; m. 1836 Jan'y 13, Torrington, JANE CATHERINE HICKOX, dau. 
of John & Clarissa (Danf orth) Hickox, b. 1814 June 4, Williamstown, 
Mass. ; living, 1891. 



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3 children : — 

i. Eoxa Elvira 8 Hodges, b. 1836 Dec. 20, Torrington ; d. 1840 
June 24, Torrington. 
697. ii. Laura Elvira 8 Hodges, b. 1839 June 14, Torrington. 

iii. George William 8 Hodges, b. 1846 Nov. 23, Elkhorn, Wis. ; 
living, 1891, Hutchinson, Kan. ; ni. 1879 May 15, Platteville, 
Wis., Edith Elizabeth Goodrich, dau. of Neheraiah & Delia 
Sophronia (Culver) Goodrich, b. 1855 Nov. 22, Platteville; 
living, 1891. No children in 1891. 
Edwin 7 Hodges had a store in Torrington Hollow, Conn., and was 
also engaged there in the manufacture of brass hollow-ware, of clocks 
and of cotton cloths. Later he kept store in Wolcottville, Conn. In 
1844 he moved to Wisconsin, driving thither a flock of sheep, and 
located in Elkhorn, which then was a place of about a hundred 
inhabitants. Here he lived until 1870. He was postmaster from 
1849 to 1853 under the Whig adminstration, and for several terms he 
was elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors. From 1855 to 
1858 he was secretary and treasurer of the Wisconsin Central 
E-ailroad, and his successor's receipt shows that, on leaving this 
position, the assets which he turned over amounted to $1,474,002.40. 
He opened a general store in 1861 which he carried on with much 
success for a number of years; but the fall of prices after the war 
finally forced him into bankruptcy in 1870. He then moved to 
Neodesha, Kansas, where he kept a hotel for a short time. In 1872 
he again turned pioneer and went to central Kansas, pre-empting 
land three miles from Wellington. Here he lived for a number of 
years, farming for most of the time. In 1881 he sold out and went 
to Winterset, Iowa, the residence of his son, where he spent the few 
remaining years of his life. He had been township trustee in 
Kansas and Master of the Grange in his locality. Before this, while 
in Elkhorn, he had been Noble Grand of the Lodge of Odd Fellows. 
He died in Winterset, of cardiac dropsy, after a distressing illness of 
8 months. [George W. Hodges.'] 

George William 8 Hodges studied at Beloit, Wis., but before the 
time came for graduating, he volunteered in the service of the Union, 
enlisting in the 40th Wisconsin Infantry. He was mustered into the 
service May 11, 1864, was made corporal, and was discharged Sept. 
21, 1864. After living in various places he settled in Hutchinson, 
Kansas, where he is engaged in the drug business. He has taken 
much interest in the family history, and has rendered valuable help 
in the preparation of this book. 

466 — LEVI 7 HODGES [233. Erastus* Elkanah 5 George* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm}-\ b. 1817 Jan'y 26, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1860 Dec. 27, Torring- 
ton ; m. 1844 Sept. 24, Torrington, DELIA CASE DRAKE, dau. of 
Moses & Lucy (Shepard) Drake, b. 1824 March 1, Torrington ; living, 
1891, Torrington. 

4 children born in Torrington, Conn. : — 
698. i. Lucy 8 Hodges, b. 1846 Dec. 24. 



350 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

ii. Erastus 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Jari'y 20 ; d. 1865 March 12, 
Torrington. 

699. iii. Levi 8 Hodges, b. 1849 May 12. 

700. iv. Helen 8 Hodges, b. 1860 June 20. 

Levi 7 Hodges was a farmer, and lived on the homestead of his 
father. He was a straight-forward, upright citizen, a strong supporter 
of the church and of all humane and benevolent enterprises, and was 
respected, honored and loved by all classes of citizens. He was a man 
of determined character and strong convictions, with good executive 
ability as shown by his excellent management of the public affairs 
entrusted to him by his fellow-townsmen. He held the commission 
of Lieutenant-Colonel in the State militia. 

467— WILLARD 7 HODGES [233. Erastus 6 Elkanah 5 George* Wm z 
John" Wm 1 ] b. 1820 May 25, Torrington, Conn. ; d. 1889 July 5, 
Brighton, N. Y. ; m. 1848 Aug. 28, Fairfield, N. Y., JANE AMY 
BRADLEY, dau. of Gurdon & Phebe (Smith) Bradley, b. 1826 Dec. 
27, Fairfield ; living, 1891. 

6 children born in Brighton, N. Y. : — 

i. Gurdon Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1850 May 8 ; d. 1862 March 8, 
Brighton. 

701. ii. Alpheus Clark 8 Hodges, b. 1853 Feb. 1. 

702. iii. Boxa Jane 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Oct. 6. 

iv. Amy Martha 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Aug. 19; living, 1891, 

Brighton ; unm. 
v. Mary Louise 8 Hodges, b. 1861 April 16; living, 1891, Buck- 
land, Mass. ; unm. 
vi. Fannie Laura 8 Hodges, b. 1863 May 21 ; living, 1891, 
Brighton ; unm. 
Willard 7 Hodges was graduated at Yale College in 1845. He 
engaged in business a short time in New York City and then settled 
on a farm in Brighton, N. Y., very near to Rochester, which is still 
the most convenient post-office for the family. He served several 
years in the State legislature, and was at one time commissioner of 
the U. S. Loan Deposit Fund. \_A. C. Hodges.'] 

468 — CASSANDANA 7 HODGES [235. Thos C 6 . Daniel 5 George 4 Wm z 
John 1 WmF] b. 1807 April 28, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1883 
Feb. — , Cleveland, Ohio ; in. (1) 1838 Aug. 5, Miller, Ohio, Dr. 
JOHN BAXTER [See No. 235, ii.], son of John & Elizabeth (Marshall) 
Baxter, b. about 1787 or 1788, Boston, Mass. ; d. 1848 Jan'y — , 
Brandon, Ohio. She m. (2) 1854 Jan'y — , Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 
ARTHUR GREER. 

3 children born in Brandon, Ohio : — 

i. Ruth 8 Baxter, b. 1839 Sept. — ; d. 1849 Feb. — , Brandon. 

ii. Thomas Marshall 8 Baxter, b. 1840 Nov. 11 ; living, 1894, 

Chicago ; m. (1) 1864 April — , Ann Arbor, Mich., Mary Louise 

Danforth, dau. of George & Mary (Foster) Danforth of Ann 

Arbor; m. (2) 1889 Oct. 23, Chicago, Sara Charlotte (Staples) 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 351 

Colebroke of Chicago, dau. of Roswell Brown & Anna Maria 
(Day) Staples of Vergennes, 
iii. Harris Holland 8 Baxter, b. 1845 Aug. — . 

469— GEORGE HOLLAND 7 HODGES [235. Thos C 6 . Daniel 5 George 4 
Wm 8 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1810 April 5, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 
1888 Oct. 31, Homer, Ohio; m. (1)1849 Jan'y 1, Homer, CATHERINE 
PHINNEY, b. 1828 April 4, Vermont; d. 1859 Sept. 10, near Brandon, 
Ohio. He m. (2) 1868 April — , Homer, JULIA ANN JONES, dau. of 
Nelson & Mary Ann (Babbs) Jones of Utica, Ohio ; living, 1894, 
Homer. 

4 children born in (or near) Brandon, Ohio : — 

703. i. John Baxter 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Sept. 30. 

704. ii. George Holland 8 Hodges, b. 1852 Nov. 17. 

705. iii. Augusta 8 Hodges, b. 1855 June 12. 

iv. William Cheney 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Oct. 22 ; living, 1894, 
Columbus, Ohio ; unm. 

470 — LUCIEN 7 HODGES [235. Thos C\ Daniel 5 George 4 Wm 8 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1813 April 23, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1872 
Aug. — , Richwood, Ohio ; m. 1837 Dec. 24, Grafton, Mass., SARAH 
H. PHILLIPS. 

Children : — 
James 8 Hodges. 
Charles 8 Hodges. 

Henry 8 Hodges, d. about 1862 in the army ; unm. 
Albert 8 Hodges. 
Mary 8 Hodges, m. Henry Fields. 

471 — MARY JOSEPHINE 7 HODGES [235. Thos C 6 . Daniel 5 George 4 

Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1817 Oct. 11, Western (now Warren), Mass ; d. 

1885 Jan'y 1, Champaign, 111. ; m. 1840 April 6, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 

DANIEL GARDNER, son of Daniel & Prudence (Whipple) Gardner, b. 

1815 Dec. 18, Ware House Point, Conn. ; d. 1883 Feb. 13, Champaign. 
6 children born (except the last) in Johnstown, Ohio: — 

i. Frederick Cheney 8 Gardner, b. 1841 Dec. 25 ; d. 1842 Oct. 20, 
Johnstown. 

ii. Emily Cheney 8 Gardner, b. 1843 July 26 ; living, 1894, Cham- 
paign; m. 1866 Oct. 22, Champaign, Henry Swannell of 
Champaign, son of John & Sarah (Lound) Swannell of Lon- 
don, Eng. 

iii. Dick Hodges 8 Gardner, b. 1847 Nov. 8 ; living, 1894, Lincoln, 
111. ; m. 1871 Feb. 8, Champaign, Ella Melissa Angle, dau. of 
Charles Willis & Mary (Patrick) Angle of Truxton, N. Y. 

iv. Olive Augusta 8 Gardner, b. 1852 July 25 ; living, 1894, East 
Norwood, Ohio ; m. 1877 March 20, Champaign, Nelson Ashley 
Lloyd, son of Nelson Marvin & Sophia (Webster) Lloyd of 
Ontario Co., N. Y. 



352 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

v. Willis Smith 8 Gardner, b. 1856 April 21 ; living, 1894, Clinton, 
Iowa; in. 1879 July 15, Chicago, 111., Annie Mary Somers, 
dau. of John Wesley & Sarah Jane (Fitzgerald) Somers of 
Urbana, 111. 
vi. Jessie 8 Gardner, b. 1863 April 27, Champaign ; living, 1894, 
East Norwood ; unm. 
Daniel Gardner was a prominent and popular citizen of Cham- 
paign. He was member of the Ohio senate from 1855 to 1859, the 
first mayor of Champaign from 1860 to 1862, trustee of the Univer- 
sity of Illinois from 1870 to 1882, and was called on to hold many 
other positions of trust. He was an important factor in the politics 
of his city, but having heavy business interests, he did not seek 
political office. He was liberal, progressive and public spirited ; and 
whenever any public enterprise was in need of aid, he was the 
first man who was called on, and the first man to respond. [D. H. 
Gardner. ~\ 

472— DANIEL MILTON 7 HODGES [236. Adolphus* Daniel* George* 
JVm s John 2 Wm 1 "] b. 1810 Aug. 20, prob. in Warren or Brookfield, 
Mass.; d. 1862 Jan'y 23, New York City; m. 1832 Nov. 29, 
ADELAIDE MARCY, dau. of Morris & Sally (Morse) Marcy, b. 1810 
Oct. 22, Sturbridge, Mass. ; d. 1881 March 29, Webster, Mass. 

2 children born in Buffalo, N. Y. : — 
i. Edward Milton 8 Hodges, b. 1838 Oct. 14 ; living, 1891, Webster, 
Mass. ; m. 1878 Feb. 9, Providence, R. I., Harriet Lucy Moon, 
dau. of Daniel Corbin & Betsey (Dickey) Moon, b. 1851 Nov. 2, 
Dudley, Mass.; living, 1891. No children in 1891. 
ii. Charles Adolphus 8 Hodges, b. 1843 June 18; d. 1887 Dec. 27, 
Webster; m. 1874 Jan'y 1, Webster, Alice Bartlett, dau. of 
Ziba & Mary Elizabeth (Goddard) Bartlett, b. 1847 Dec. 16, 
Willimantic, Conn. ; living, 1891, Webster. No children. 

473 — MARIA LOUISE 7 HODGES [236. Adolphus* Daniel 5 George 4 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1815 April 4, Brookfield, Mass.; d. 1889, 
Philadelphia, Penn. ; m. SAMUEL LYON FISKE, son of Daniel & 
Sally (Lyon) Fiske, b. 1815, Southbridge, Mass. ; d. 1869, Phila- 
delphia. 

6 children : — 
Arthur Tappan 8 Fiske, d. 1866, Philadelphia ; unm. 
John Quincy 8 Fiske, d. young. 
Louis Samuel 8 Fiske, living, 1891,. Philadelphia. 
Frank 8 Fiske, d. young. 
Sally 8 Fiske, d. young. 
William 8 Fiske, d. young. 

474 — JANE ELUTHINA RICH 7 HODGES [239. Daniel 6 - 5 George* Wm 9 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1820 Aug. 22, Western (now Warren), Mass. ; d. 1866 
April 15, Sardinia, N. Y.; m. 1850 Feb. 12, Franklinville, N. Y., 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 353 

HIRAM CHEESEMAN, son of Abner & Nancy (Ball) Cheeseman, b. 

1812 March 2, Freedom, N. Y.; d. 1886 April 2, Sardinia, N. Y. 
4 children: — 

i. Marsena Eugene 8 Cheeseman, b. 1851 Feb. 3, Franklinville, N. Y. ; 
living, 1893; unm. 

ii. Ida Medora 8 Cheeseman, b. 1853 March 7, Franklinville ; living, 
1893, Sardinia; m. (1) 1874 Sept. 1, Frank S. Moore of Provi- 
dence, R. I. ; m. (2) 1892 Nov. 30, John W. Goldberg. 

iii. Abner Hodges 8 Cheeseman, b. 1855 March 30, Sardinia, N. Y. ; 
living, 1893 ; m. 1876 Nov. 22, Catherine Tackentine of 
Sardinia. 

iv. Charlotte Josephine 8 Cheeseman, b. 1857 July 27, Sardinia ; 
d. 1859 Jan'y 27, Sardinia. 

475 — CHARLOTTE JOSEPHINE 7 HODCES [239. Daniel 6 - 5 George* 
Win* John 1 Wm 1 ] b. 1821 Dec. 12, Farmersville, N. Y. ; living, 1893, 
Franklinville, N. Y.; m. 1844 Feb. 29, Farmersville, WILLIAM SMITH 
of Franklinville, b. 1822 May 16, Castile, N. Y. ; living, 1893, 
Franklinville. 

6 children : — 
l. Heathcote Delancy 8 Smith, b. 1845 June 15, Franklinville ; 
living, 1893, Springville, N. Y. ; m. (1) 1869 June 15, Franklin- 
ville, Loraine Caldwell, dau. of James & Polly (Hayford) 
Caldwell of Farmersville; m. (2) 1876 Oct. 5, Brimfield, Mass., 
Ella Adelle Baker, dau. of Calvin & Olive Harding (Draper) 
Baker of Brimfield. 
ii. Elizabeth Nancy 8 Smith, b. 1847 Nov. 15, Franklinville ; living, 
1893, Eau Claire, Wis. ; m. 1867 April 8, Franklinville, Dr. 
Dwight Washington Day, son of Dr. Washington William & 
Rebecca (Chase) Day of Arcade, N. Y. 
iii. Josephine 8 Smith, b. 1851 Feb. 2, Franklinville ; d. 1857 Dec. 25, 

Franklinville. 
iv. Henry Blount 8 Smith, b. 1853 March 17, Olean, N. Y. ; d. 1854 

April 2, Olean. 

v. Frank Delavan 8 Smith, b. 1855 Feb. 22, Farmersville ; living, 

1893, Springville, N. Y. ; m. 1881 Nov. 2, Bradford, Pa., Millie 

Clarissa Drake, dau. of Lorenzo & Rhoda (Tuttle) Drake of 

Bradford. 

vi. Bertha Jane 8 Smith, b. 1858 July 24, Franklinville ; living, 

1893, Silver Creek, N. Y.; m. 1884 June 28, Franklinville, 

George Edson Towne of Silver Creek, son of Andrew Hamilton 

& Caroline(Spring) Towne of Keene, N. H. 

Dr. Dwight Washington Day, who married Elizabeth Nancy 8 

Smith, graduated at Genesee College in 1859 and began the practice 

of medicine early in 1861. In 1862 he was appointed Ass't Surgeon 

of the 154th N. Y. Vols., becoming Surgeon in September, 1863, and 

remaining with his regiment until 1864, when he was promoted 

Brigade Surgeon, and served in that capacity until the end of the war. 

In 1868 he moved to Eau Claire where he has since resided, a 



354 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

prominent physician and citizen. He holds high office in the 
Knights of Pythias. 

Frank Delavan 8 Smith is at this present writing (1893) a 
prominent member of the New York State Assembly. 

4-76 — SARAH MARIA 7 HODGES [241. Brutus 6 Daniel 5 George 4 Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1825 June 13, Brookfield, Mass. ; living, 1894, Brook- 
field; m. 1853 March 22, Brookfield, JOHN ELIOT PROUTY, son of 
Eliot & Nancy (Muzzy) Prouty, b. 1826 March 3, Brookfield ; d. 1882 
April 5, Brookfield. 

3 children born in Brookfield, Mass. : — 
i. Nancy Maria 8 Prouty, b. 1857 Jan'y 23 ; d. 1883 Oct. 14, Brook- 
field; m. 1878 May 1, Brookfield, Eli Morris Converse of West 
Brookfield, son of James Edward & Mary Jane (Converse) 
Converse of Brookfield. 
ii. Prank Eliot 8 Prouty, b. 1859 Oct. 5 ; living, 1894, Brookfield ; 
m. 1882 March 15, Brookfield, Abbie Ella Bemis, dau. of 
Charles & Helen (Sibley) Bemis of Brookfield. 
iii. Edwin Rice 8 Prouty, b. 1866 April 21 ; d. 1866 Aug. 5, 
Brookfield. 

477— SUSAN 7 HODGES [243. Oratus* Leonard 5 George 4 Wm 3 John 2 

Wm 1 ] b. 1811 Aug. 3, Williston, Vt. ; d. 1851 July 29, Essex, Vt. ; m. 

1838 May 31, Essex, APOLLOS ELLIS, son of Andrew Ellis, b. 1802 

Sept. 11, Colchester, Vt. ; d. 1886 April 17, Roxbury, Vt. 
3 children born in Essex, Vt. : — 

i. Phebe Julia 8 Ellis, b. 1839 April 8 ; living, 1893, West Brook- 
field, Vt. ; unm. 

ii. Mary Isadore 8 Ellis, b. 1841 Feb. 7 ; d. 1864 March 10, Essex ; 
unm. 

iii. Arabella Amelia 8 Ellis, b. 1847 June 26; living, 1893, West 
Brookfield; m. 1870 June 26, Colchester, Vt., Eben Elijah 
Bowman, son of Ebenezer & Desire (Wolcott) Bowman of 
Colchester. 

478 — LUCINDA 7 HODGES [243. Oratus 6 Leonard 5 George 4 Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1818 Sept. 20, Williston, Vt. ; d. 1887 March 8, South 
Plattsburgh, N. Y. ; m. 1843 April 22, Elizabethtown, N. Y., 
JAMES DEGROFF, son of Abrarn & Sylvia (Bullis) Degroff, b. 
1822 April 27, Plattsburgh ; living, 1894, South Plattsburgh. 

5 children : — 
i. Emma Euretta 8 Degroff, b. 1844 April 22, Elizabethtown ; d. 
1882 Jan'y 27, South Plattsburgh; m. 1862 April 10, Elizabeth- 
town, Isaac Wells, son of John & Phebe Wells of Clintonville, 
N. Y. 
ii. Henry Lorenzo 8 Degroff, b. 1846 May 12, Peru, N. Y. ; m. and 

living, 1894, Westport, N. Y. 
iii. Erastus Wellington 8 Degroff, b. 1848 Sept. 14, Elizabethtown ; 
d. 1870 Sept. 23, Plattsburgh ; unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 355 

iv. Vivian a Lucinda 8 Degroff, b. 1850 Nov. 12, Moriah, N. Y. ; 
living, 1894, South Pittsburgh ; m. 1873 March 16, Schuyler 
Falls, N. Y., Eichard McIntyre Baker, son of Alvin & Amar- 
illa (McIntyre) Baker of Schuyler Falls. 

v. James Merrill 8 Degroff, b. 1856 May 8, Elizabethtown ; liv- 
ing, 1894, South Pittsburgh; m. 1885 Oct. 10, Peru, N. Y., 
Lydia Jane Darrah, dau. of Harmon & Margaret (Stackpole) 
Darrah of Saranac, N. Y. 

479 ERASTUS 7 HODGES [243. Orattcs 6 Leonard 5 George* Win* 

John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1829 March 27 [Williston ?], Vt. ; living, 1894, New 
Kussia, N. Y. ; m. 1849 April 22, Richmond, Vt., JULIA ANN 
SLAUGHTER, dau. of Abner & Lois (Palmer) Slaughter, b. 1831 May 
10, Westport, N. Y. ; living, 1894. 

5 children : — 
i. Laura Abigail 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Jan'y 27, Elizabethtown, N. Y. ; 

m. and living, 1894, Keene Valley, N. Y. 
ii. Lois Almeda 8 Hodges, b. 1853 May 4, Elizabethtown ; d. 1877 

Dec. 14, Elizabethtown ; married. 
iii. Jacob 8 Hodges, b. 1856 July 3, Westport, N. Y. ; living, 1894, 

Plainfield, N. J. 
iv. Lucinda 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Feb. 18, Elizabethtown; m. and living, 

1894, New Russia, 
v. Melvin 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Oct. 28 ; d. 1870 Sept. 

480 — HENRY ADOLPHUS 7 HODGES [244. Henry* Leonard 5 George* 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1821 April 27, Richmond, Vt. ; living, 1893, 
Richmond; m. 1842 April 28, Richmond, CYNTHIA ELIZA RHODES, 
dau. of William & Sally (Salisbury) Rhodes, b. 1820 Nov. 14, Rich- 
mond; living, 1893, Richmond. 

2 children : — 

i. Josephine .Stansbury 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Nov. 22, Williston, Vt.; 

living, 1893, Richmond; m. 1869 Sept. 15, Richmond, Edgar 

Twing Jacobs, son of Alonzo Kinsley & Calista (Cameron) 

Jacobs, b. 1848 Jan'y 17, Richmond; living, 1893, Richmond. 

1 child : — Harry Alonzo 9 Jacobs, b. 1877 Nov. 13, Richmond ; d. 

1882 Jan'y 18, Richmond. 

ii. Nellie Maria 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Nov. 6, Richmond ; living, 1893, 

Fitchburg, Mass. ; m. 1883 June 6, Richmond, Jabez Artemas 

Jones, son of Ransom Ambler & Caroline Elizabeth (Flagg) 

Jones, b. 1859 Feb. 23, Richmond ; living, 1893, Fitchburg. No 

children. 

Henry Adolphus 7 Hodges studied in the common schools of his 

native town, with a few terms at Jericho Academy, until the age of 

15, when he began his business career as clerk in the store of H. & H. 

Hodges. After his marriage he managed the farm of his father-in-law 

for four years, but was obliged to give up farming on account of his 

wife's health. He moved to Williston and carried on a general 

merchandise business for a number of years under the firm name of 



356 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

Hurlburt & Hodges. At the end of this partnership, he returned to 
Richmond, bought the " Brick Store " at the Corners, and conducted 
a large and successful business for 31 years. He has now retired and 
attends principally to his farm and his tenants. He has been active 
and prominent in town affairs, has been town clerk 12 years, 
postmaster 15 years, representative 2 years, and selectman 3 years. 
For more than 30 years he has been a director of the Waterbury 
National bank, a position which he still (1893) holds. 

481 —BETSEY LUCINDA 7 HODGES [244. Henry 6 Leonard* George 4 ' 
Wm* John" Wm 1 ] b. 1827 Oct. 18, Eichmond, Vt. ; d. 1865 Nov. 7, 
Richmond; m. 1847 April 2, Richmond, JOHN LELAND MASON, son 

of Rawsel & Nancy (Leland) Mason, b. 1821 June 16, Richmond ; d. 

1889 June 26, Richmond. 

1 child born in Richmond, Yt. : — 

i. Harriet Agnes 8 Mason, b. 1849 May ; living, 1893, Whatcom, 
Wash.; m. 1874 Sept. 10, Richmond, George Chester Del- 
linger of Whatcom, son of George Washington & Margaret 
(Spiers) Dellinger of St. Paul, Minn. 

482 — LYMAN FREDERICK 7 HODGES [244. Henry 6 Leonard* George 4 ^ 
Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1829 Aug. 19, Richmond, Vt. ; living, 1893, 

Milwaukee, Wis.; m. 1856 Aug. 17, Northfield, Vt., MARY JANE 
PERNO, dau. of Asa & Mary (Strong) Perno, b. 1831 April 2, 
Randolph, Vt. ; living, 1893. 

1 child: — 

i. Minnie Jane 8 Hodges, b. 1858 May 18, Milwaukee ; d. 1868 
April 28, Milwaukee. 
Lyman Frederick 7 Hodges moved to Milwaukee in 1857 and 
entered the grain commission business, which he followed until 1889 
and then retired with a comfortable fortune. His wife is a fine 
musician and devotes much time to music and art. In the Milwaukee 
fire of Oct. 28, 1892, his handsome residence, which had been 
damaged by fire the April preceding, was completely destroyed, and 
with it the most valuable private collection in the city of pictures, 
laces, bric-a-brac, etc. Fortunately the whole collection was not lost, 
there being time to remove many of the choicest pieces to a place 
of safety. 

483 — JOHN RUSSELL 7 HODGES [244. Henry 6 Leonard 5 George i 
Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1836 Nov. 14, Richmond, Vt. ; d. 1888 June 
14, Portage, Wis.; m. 1866 Feb. 8, Albany, Vt., NANCY MERIAH 
SHEPARD, dau. of Alanson Baxter & Marcia Miranda (Hall) Shepard, 
b. 1835 Feb. 7, Richmond, Vt. ; living, 1893, Portage. 

2 children born in Portage, Wis. : — 

i. Flora Belle 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Oct. 24; living, 1893, Portage; 

unm. 
ii. Bernice Shepard 8 Hodges, b. 1873 April 19 ; living, 1893, 

Portage; unm. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 357 

John Kitssell 7 Hodges, while a young man, was in the employ of 
the Vermont Central Railroad. Immediately after his marriage he 
moved to Portage, and secured a position on the Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul Railway, which he held until his death. He was a 
skillful engineer, enjoyed the confidence of his employers, was 
popular with his fellow engineers, was respected as a good citizen, and 
had a multitude of friends. For a number of years and till his death 
he was Chief of the North La Crosse Division No. ' 13, Brotherhood of 
Locomotive Engineers. His death was the result of a fall from his 
engine, which occasioned an illness of six weeks, developing into 
locomotor ataxia. [Mrs. Nancy M. Hodges.~\ 

484: — HANNIBAL HAMLIN 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S\ Leonard 5 George* 
Wm z John 1 Wm 1 ] b. 1825 Oct. 25, Williston, Vt. ; living, 1893, Kirk- 
wood, Mo.; m. (1) 1864 March 28, St. Louis, Mo., SARAH JANE 
FRIEL, dau. of Aaron & Huldah (Ball) Friel, b. Canada; d. 1876 
Aug. 14, Kirkwood. He m. (2) 1877 Oct. 25, St. Louis, ISABELLA 
DAWSON, dau. of John D. & Mary (Blackburn) Dawson, b. 1847 
July 21, Dubuque, la. ; living, 1893. 

8 children born in Kirkwood, Mo. : — 
706. i. Efpie 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Jan'y 11. 

ii. Edmund Daniel 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Aug. 14 ; living, 1893, 

Kirkwood; unm. 
iii. William 8 Hodges, b. about 1872 ; d. at age of 3 or 4 days. 
iv. Charles 8 Hodges, b. about 1875 ; d. at age of 3 or 4 days. 
v. Admiral Lee 8 Hodges, b. 1879 Aug. 28 ; living, 1893, 

Kirkwood. 
vi. Amos Cornelius 8 Hodges, b. 1882 Feb. 10 ; living, 1893, 

Kirkwood. 
vii. Electa Martha 8 Hodges, b. 1885 Jan'y 14 ; d. 1889 Jan'y 

18, Kirkwood. 
viii. Leonard Ralph 8 Hodges, b. 1887 March 7; living, 1893, 
Kirkwood. 

485 — ELECTA SPAFFORD 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S*. Leonard 5 
George* Wm s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1827 May 8, Williston, Vt. ; living, 
1893, New York City; m. 1849 Oct. 3, Williston, ABIEL HENRY 
LYON, son of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Williams) Lyon, b. 1821 Oct. — , 
Craftsbury, Vt. ; d. 1883 Jan'y 30, N. Y. City. 

3 children : — 
i. Charles Hodges 8 Lyon, b. 1851 Nov. 9, Charlotte, Vt. ; living, 

1893, Chicago, 111. ; m. 1881 May 15, Porter, Ind., Emma 

Flemming, dau. of Karl Frederick & Bertha Adelina (Popendeick) 

Flemming of Scheibenberg, Saxony, 
ii. Mart Anna 8 Lyon, b. 1859 Sept. 24, Aviston, 111.; living, 1893, 

N. Y. City; unm. 
iii. Jenny 8 Lyon, b. 1865 March 12, Chicago ; living, 1893, N. Y. 

City ; m. 1889 June 5, N. Y. City, Charles Edward Patterson 

of N. Y. City. 



358 THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 

486 — ALBERT FULLER 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S 6 . Leonard 5 George* 
Wvi s John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1830 Oct. 10, Williston, Vt. ; living, 1893, West 
Randolph, Vt. ; m. 1859 March 16, Essex, Vt., ELIZA MANDANA 
CHASE, dau. of Isaac & Elitha Miranda (Bullard) Chase, b. 1836 Sept. 
4, Westford, Vt. ; living, 1893. 

7 children born in Vermont : — 

i. Carrie Eliza 8 Hodges, b. 1860 June 5, Williston ; d. 1863 

March 17, Williston. 
707. ii. Jed Albert 8 Hodges, b. 1862 July 28, Williston. 

iii. Judson Chase 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Dec. 28, Williston ; living, 

1893, San Mateo, Cal. ; unm. 
iv. Bertha Day 8 Hodges, b. 1867 Sept. 29, Williston; living, 

1893, West Randolph ; unm. 
v. Nellie Eliza 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Nov. 22, Lebanon; d. 1871 

Sept. 17, Lebanon. 
vi. Wtllts Boyce 8 Hodges, b. 1873 Oct. 30, Essex ; living, 

1893, West Randolph. 
vii. Clarence West 8 Hodges, b. 1876 May 15, Randolph ; living, 

1893, West Bandolph. 

487 —RALPH WATSON 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S\ Leonard 5 George* 
Wm? John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1836 June 15, Williston, Vt. ; living, 1893, 
Bandolph, Vt. ; m. 1861 Sept. 11, Jericho, Vt., FIDELIA PERSIS 
FIELD, dau. of Harvey & Persis (Church) Eield, b. 1836 March 24, 
Jericho ; living, 1893. 

2 children : — 

i. Florence Nellie 8 Hodges, b. 1865 July 9, Williston; living, 
1893, Bandolph; m. 1888 Jan'y 18, Bandolph, Ethan Allen, 
son of Asahel & Lydia Ann Hortensia (Evarts) Allen, b. 1863 
May 19, North Hero, Vt. ; living, 1893, Bandolph. No children 
in 1893. 

ii. May Olive 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Aug. 25, Bandolph ; living, 1893, 
Randolph; unm. 

488 — WILLIAM BATES 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S 6 . Leonard 5 George* 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1838 April 12, Williston, Vt.; living, 1893, 
Bichmond, Vt. ; m. 1866 April 14, Burlington, Vt., ROBY CELESTIA 
ROBINSON, dau. of Bobert Jencks & Esther Cordelia (Dean) Bobin- 
son, b. 1843 March 11, Bichmond; living, 1893. 

2 children born in Bichmond, Vt. : — 
i. Clyde Stanley 8 Hodges, b. 1871 June 18; d. 1871 July 28, 

Bichmond. 
ii. Elmer Jacob 8 Hodges, b. 1874 Oct. 12 ; living, 1893, Bichmond. 

William Bates 7 Hodges was in California from 1859 to 1865, 
part of the time mining at Oroville, part engaged in the dairy business 
in Marin County. On his return to the East, he married and settled 
on his farm in Bichmond, where he is still living (1893) ; his post- 
office address is Bandolph, Vt. 



THE TA UNTON BRANCH. 359 

489 — EDMUND SAXTON 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S\ Leonard 5 George* 
Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1840 Aug. 13, Williston, Vt.; living, 1894, 
Yonkers, N. Y., office in New York City ; in. (1) 1860 Nov. 1, Rich- 
mond, Vt., JOSEPHINE EDNA HATCH, dau. of Moses Billings & 
Adelaide (Root) Hatch, b. 1841 Nov. 4, Jericho, Vt. ; d. 1879 March 
27, Jericho. He m. (2) 1880 Sept. 8, ELLA MARION BURGESS, dau. 
of Benjamin & Mary (Hawkins) Burgess, b. 1852 July 4, Providence, 
E. I. ; living, 1894. 

5 children : — 

i. Edmund Ellis 8 Hodges, b. 1865 March 28, Chicago, 111. ; 

living, 1894, New York City ; unm. 
708. ii. Nina Kate 8 Hodges, b. 1869 March 17, Williston. 

iii. Burgess 8 Hodges, b. 1882 Feb. 16, Sonierville, Mass. ; living, 

1894, Yonkers. 
iv. Ella Beatrice 8 Hodges, b. 1883 Dec. 22, Somerville; living, 

1894, Yonkers. 
v. Edith Saxton 8 Hodges, b. 1893 July 6, Yonkers ; living, 

1894, Yonkers. 

490 — CHARLES LEONARD 7 HODGES [245. Jacob S\ Leonard 5 
George* Wm* John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1848 May 6, Williston, Vt. ; living, 
1893, Randolph, Vt. ; m. 1870 March 15, Randolph, LUCY STORRS 
WASHBURN, dau. of Frederic & Deborah White (Foster) Washburn, 
b. 1845 Nov. 20, Randolph ; living, 1893. 

7 children born in Randolph, Vt. : — 
i. Charlotte Elizabeth 8 Hodges, b. 1871 April 26 ; living, 1893, 

Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. 1891 March 30, Randolph, Edward Anson 

Partridge, son of David Anson & Charlotte (Pittnian) Partridge, 

b. 1869 Feb. 18, Philadelphia ; living, 1893. 
ii. Jennie Electa 8 Hodges, b. 1873 April 15 ; living, 1893, 

Randolph; unm. 
iii. Frederic Washburn 8 Hodges, b. 1876 May 19 ; living, 1893, 

Randolph, 
iv. Mary Deborah White 8 Hodges, b. 1878 July 11 ; living, 1893, 

Randolph, 
v. Josie Anna 8 Hodges, b. 1881 Aug. 27 ; living, 1893, Randolph. 
vi. Charles Leonard 8 Hodges Jr., b. 1886 Dec. 4; living, 1893, 

Randolph, 
vii. Harold Edmund 8 Hodges, b. 1889 March 2 ; living, 1893, 

Randolph. 

491 — SARAH SPAFFORD 7 HODGES [246. George* Leonard* George* 
Wm s John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1816 Oct. 25, Richmond, Vt. ; d. 1886 March 21, 
Champaign, 111. ; m. 1840 Feb. 18, Burlington, Vt., LORENZO 
ELIJAH HAPGOOD, son of Elijah & Eunice (Baker) Hapgood, b. 
1815 Nov. 9, Shrewsbury, Mass. ; d. 1867 Sept. 13, New Orleans, La. 



360 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

2 children : — 

i. Charlotte Abbott 8 Hapgood, living, 1893, Champaign ; unm. 

ii. George Hodges 8 Hapgood, b. 1845 May 26, Williston; living, 
1893, Topeka, Kan. ; m. 1873 Nov. 11, Champaign, Ella Eliza 
Campbell, dau. of Archibald & Almira Lovina (Haynes) 
Campbell of Wilmington, N. Y. 

492 — LEONARD 7 HODGES [246. George* Leonard 5 George 4 Wm? 

John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1818 April 21, Eichmond, Vt. ; d. 1889 July 10, 

Chicago, 111.; m. ALMEDA MURPHY. 
Left 3 children : — 

Leonard 8 Hodges. 

Grace 8 Hodges. 

Almeda 8 Hodges. 

493— JULIUS CLARK 7 HODCES [246. George* Leonard? George* 
Wm? John" Wm 1 ] b. 1821 July 27, Eichmond, Vt.; living, 1894, 
Jericho, Vt. ; m. ALMIRA SUSANNAH RUSSELL, dau. of Eelatiah & 
Sally (Procter) vBussell, b. 1825 Aug. 15, Eichmond ; d. 1882 Oct. 18, 
Jericho. 

10 children : — 

709. i. Alice Johannah 8 Hodges, b. 1844 June 24, Eichmond. 

ii. Sarah Frances 8 Hodges, b. 1848 Eeb. 14, Eichmond; m. 
George Edward Barnum. 

710. iii. Fred Eussell 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Jan'y 14, Eichmond. 

711. iv. Lilian Mary 8 Hodges, b. 1854 Sept. 29, Eichmond. 

712. v. George Leonard 8 Hodges, b. 1856 April 20, Eichmond. 

713. vi. Addie Julia 8 Hodges, b. 1860 March 24, Eichmond. 

vii. Jennie Louise 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Nov. 3, Bolton, Vt. ; m. 

Howard Wiley. 
viii. Henry Clay 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Aug. 2, Bolton ; living, 

1894, Walton, Neb. ; unm. 

714. ix. Laura Blanche 8 Hodges, b. 1865 Oct. 1, Bolton. 

x. Baby 8 Hodges, b. 1871 Sept. 6, Jericho ; d. 1873 July 8, 
Jericho. 

494— SOPHIA 7 HODGES [246. George* Leonard* George" Wm* John* 
Wm 1 ] b. 1824 Aug. 6, Eichmond, Vt. ; d. 1887 April 1, Lexington, 
Mich.; m. 1848 March 21, Underbill, Vt., CHARLES HUNTINGTON 
MOORE, son of Isaac & Mary (Brown) Moore, b. 1824 Dec. 30, Bath, 

Vt. ; living, 1894, Lexington, Mich. 

3 children : — 

i. Ella Eliza 8 Moore, b. 1851 Nov. 20, Eichmond, Vt. ; living, 1894, 
Lexington, Mich. ; m. 1872 May 1, Lexington, Willard Dennis 
Hicks of Lexington, son of Francis & Cindrilla (Vandervoort) 
Hicks of Belleville, Ont., Canada. 

ii. Emily Woods 8 Moore, b. 1857 Jan'y 4, Lexington ; living, 1894, 
New York City ; m. 1881 Nov. 17, Cleveland, Henry Eugene 
Myers of Cleveland, son of Ealph Pratt & Hannah Mary 
(Osborn) Myers of Schodack, N. Y. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 361 

iii. Mary Charlotte 8 Moore, b. 1862 Aug. 17, Lexington ; living, 
1894, Lexington ; unm. 

495 — GEORGE JAY 7 HODGES [246. George* Leonard 5 George 4 Wm z 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1830 May 17, Richmond, Vt. ; d. 1880 June 3, Logan, 
la. ; m. 1856 May 13, Belvidere, 111., FRANCES JOSEPHINE BRIGGS, 
dau. of William & Maria (Spalding) Briggs, b. 1838 June 22, Athens, 
Penn. ; living, 1893, Champaign, 111. 

4 children born in Champaign, 111. : — 

715. i. George Irving 8 Hodges, b. 1858 March 21. 

ii. Fred Spalding 8 Hodges, b. 1860 March 1 ; living, 1893, 

Oakes, N. Dak. ; unm. 
iii. Frances Emily 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Feb. 27 ; living, 1893, 

Champaign ; unm. 
iv. Leonard Mills 8 Hodges, b. 1871 Dec. 18; living, 1893, 

Chicago, 111. ; unm. 
George Jay 7 Hodges left his home in Vermont at the age of 17 
and went to Boston, Mass., where he remained a few years, and then 
went to the West and settled in Belvidere, 111. After his marriage 
he went to Champaign, 111., which was his residence thereafter, except 
during one year when he was in Iowa, where he died. He was a 
hardware merchant. He volunteered during the war, was mustered 
into the U. S. service, Aug. 1, 1862, and was appointed First Lieutenant 
and Quartermaster of the 76th Illinois Vols. The exposure and 
hardships of the service broke down his health and, although a 
strong, robust man previously, he became an invalid. In February, 
1864, he was in the field hospital at Vicksburg, 111., and was so sick 
that his wife was sent for. He improved sufficiently to be removed 
to his home, and was discharged March 9, 1864, for disability. But 
he never fully recovered. [Mrs. Frances J. Hodges.] 

496 —JOHN WILLARD 7 HODGES [247. Barnum 6 Job 5 - 4 Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1808 Oct. 9, Rutland, Mass. ; d. 1849 March 15, Enosburg, 
Vt. ; m. 1831 April 13, CATHERINE UPTON, dau. of Benjamin & 
Betsey (Brown) Upton, b. 1802 Nov. 14 ; d. 1867 Dec. 10, Enosburg. 

9 children : — 

i. Caroline Brown 8 Hodges, b. 1832 Jan'y 6, Rutland, Mass. ; 

d. 1833 March 24, Oakham, Mass. 
ii. Leander Leland 8 Hodges, b. 1833 June 9, Oakham ; d. 

1855 Nov. 10, Enosburg, Vt. ; unm. 

716. iii. James Willard 8 Hodges, b. 1834 Oct. 11, Oakham. 

iv. Catherine Maria 8 Hodges, b. 1836 Oct. 11, Rutland ; d. 
1860 May 5, Enosburg; unm. 

717. v. Emily Louise 8 Hodges, b. 1839 July 11, Bakersfield, Vt. 

vi. A son, unnamed, b. 1840 Aug. 1, Bakersfield ; d. 1840 Aug. 
30, Bakersfield. 

718. vii. William Henry Harrison 8 Hodges, b. 1842 March 9, 

Bakersfield. 



362 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

719. viii. Benjamin Upton 8 Hodges, b. 1843 June 3, Bakersfield. 
ix. Harriet Caroline 8 Hodges, b. 1844 Oct. 25, Bakersfield ; 
living, 1894, East Enosburg ; m. (1) 1866 Feb. 21, Enosburg, 
Homer Childs Stevens, son of Samuel Hay ward & Elizabeth 
Williams (Childs) Stevens of Enosburg ; m. (2) 1893 Dec. 12, 
Enosburg, Samuel Henry Dow, son of Samuel & Louisa 
(Smith) Dow of Hampton, N. H. No children. 
John Willard 7 Hodges sold his land in Butland, Mass., Feb. 18, 
1837, and moved to Vermont, settling in Bakersfield. He was a 
hard-working farmer, honest and upright in all his dealings, strictly- 
temperate in his habits, devoted to the welfare of his family. He 
lived, in Bakersfield until a couple of years before his death, and then 
moved to Enosburg [spelled often Enosburgh]. Here his health 
began to fail and consumption developed itself, of which he died, 
leaving his wife with 7 children and their aged grandfather to care for. 
[Mrs. Emily L. Adams.] 

4.97 — CHARLES TEMPLE 7 HODGES [248. Jeremiah* Job 5 -* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1800 Nov. 25, Butland, Mass.; d. 1855 March 17, 
Springfield, Mass.; m. (1) pub. at Butland, 1825 July 30, CHAR- 
LOTTE STEVENS, dau. of Justus & Betsey (Banister) Stevens, b. 
1796 March 16, Brookfield, Mass. He m. (2) 1835 Nov. 1, Enfield, 
Conn., ELIZABETH ORCHARD of Springfield, Mass. 

Children : — 
A child, b. 1826 July 19, Butland, Mass. 

Susan IA Hodges; b. after 1835; d. 1843 July 14, Springfield. 
A daughter, b. and d. 1845 Dec. 26, Springfield. 

498— ELIZA ANN 7 HODCES [252. Willard* Wm 5 Job* Wm % John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1824 Dec. 14, Walpole, Mass.; living, 1894, Blackstone 
(Millville P. 0.), Mass.; m. 1859 March 6, Cambridge, Mass., 
WILLIAM ARNOLD COLE, son of Jeremiah & Harriet Elizabeth 
(Crapon) Cole, b. 1829 Oct. 5, Scituate, B. I. ; living, 1894. 

3 children born in Blackstone, Mass. : — 
i. William Franklin 8 Cole, b. 1859 Dec. 22 ; living, 1894, 
Worcester, Mass. ; m. 1889 Aug. 13, Clinton, Mass., Wilhelmina 
Luis a Bauer, dau. of Paul & Pauline (Weidner) Bauer of 
Worcester, 
ii. Harriet Crapon 8 Cole, b. 1861 Aug. 17 ; living, 1894, East 
Douglas, Mass. ; m. 1887 Jan'y 13, Blackstone, Charles Still- 
man Caswell of East Douglas, son of Nathan Stillman & Phebe 
Jane (Fairfield) Caswell, 
iii. George Frederic 8 Cole, b. 1863 May 14; d. 1863 Sept. 1, 
Blackstone. 

499 _ MARY SKINNER 7 HODCES [252. Willard 6 Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 
John' 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1826 Sept. 23, Franklin, Mass. ; living, 1892, Millis, 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 363 

Mass. ; m. 1849 June 14, Franklin, JAMES LACROIX, son of William 

& Lois (Bullard) LaCroix, b. 1823 Nov. 30, East Medway (now 

Millis), Mass. ; d. 1883 Sept. 6, Medway (now Millis), Mass. 
4 children born in the part of Medway which is now Millis : — 

i. Louis 8 LaCroix, b. 1851 Sept. 8; living, 1892, Millis; m. (1) 1874 
Dec. 23, Medway, Luella Eliza Bullard, dau. of John & 
Pearlee (Daniels) Bullard of Medway; m. (2) 1881 July 19, 
Medway, Harriet Partridge Bullard, sister of first wife. 

ii. George James 8 LaCroix, b. 1854 Oct. 8 ; d. 1892 April 3, Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; unm. 

iii. Charles 8 LaCroix, b. 1856 Oct. 8 ; living, 1892, Millis ; m. 1881 
Jan'y 9, New Bedford, Mass., Esther White Bullard, dau. of 
Henzel Fisher & Emily (Thayer) Bullard of Medfield, Mass. 

iv. Edward 8 LaCroix, b. 1867 May 31; living, 1892, Millis ; m. 1891 
Oct. 20, Cambridge, Lena Climera Adelstein, dau. of George 
John & Martha Anne (Bice) Adelstein of Cambridge. 

500 — SETH GARDNER 7 HODGES [252. Willard? Wm 5 Job* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 ~\ b. 1832 Aug. 25, Franklin, Mass. ; m. 1864 Dec. 17, 
Providence, B. L, MARY ELIZA HAWKES, dau. of Thomas Jefferson 
& Mary Ann (Bose) Hawkes, b. 1845 Nov. 14, Manton, B. I. 

2 children : — 

720. i. William Gardner 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Dec. 21, Medway, Mass. 
ii. George P 8 . Hodges, b. 1868 Aug. 2, Providence, B. I. ; d. 1868 

Sept. 9, Providence. 
Seth Gardner 7 Hodges, corporal of Troop G, 1st B. I. Cavalry, 
was mustered into the U. S. service Dec. 14, 1861, was transferred to 
the Veteran Beserve Corps April 10, 1864, and served for 3 years. 
His regiment was in the Army of the Potomac and fought in many 
battles in Virginia. 

501 — WILLIAM BERNARD 7 HODGES [252. Willard 5 Wm h Job* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm}~\ b/1837 July 5, Franklin, Mass. ; living, 1892, Medway, 
Mass.; m. (1) 1860 Sept. 18, Frankfort, Me., HARRIET MERRITT 
DUNHAM, dau. of Isaac & Experience (Lane) Dunham, b. 1834 July 
30, Brunswick, Me.; d. 1873 Oct. 28, Medway. He m. (2) 1874 
Oct. 9, Mansfield, Mass., EMMA SOPHIA COBB, dau. of Willard & 
Lydia Jane (Shepard) Cobb, b. 1845 Sept. 14, Mansfield ; living, 1892. 

8 children born in Medway, Mass. : — 

721. i. Harry Dunham 8 Hodges, b. 1862 April 16. 

ii. Mary Adelia 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Oct. 28 ; d. 1878 Dec. 13, 

Medway. 
iii. Walter Francis 8 Hodges, b. 1873 April 2 ; living, 1892, 

Medway. 
iv. Boger Shepard 8 Hodges, b. 1877 Jan'y 12 ; living, 1892, 

Medway. 
v.Ellen Jane 8 Hodges, b. 1878 July 29; living, 1892, 

Medway. 



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vi. Bessie Bernard 8 Hodges, b. 1880 Jan'y 17 ; living, 1892, 

Medway. 
vii. Karl Eoscoe 8 Hodges, b. 1882 Feb. 22 ; living, 1892, 

Medway. 
viii. Frank William 8 Hodges, b. 1887 Feb. 19 ; living, 1892, 
Medway. 
William Bernard 7 Hodges lived on the borne farm in Franklin 
until he 14 years old, when he became desirous of earning something 
for himself. He worked at various places for three years, and then 
began to learn the trade of tinsmith, at which he served three years. 
Soon after he went into the stove and tin business in Medway. In 
1866 he began packing canned goods — corn, tomatoes, squash and 
apples — being the first packer of corn in Massachusetts. This 
business he followed with success until 1892, when he sold his canning 
factory and retired from active business. 

502 — CHARLES HERBERT 7 HODGES [252. Willard 6 Wm 5 Job* Wm z 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1841 Aug. 6, Franklin, Mass.; m. 1864 March 6, 
Medway, Mass., JULIA ANCELINE STANTON, dau. of Thomas & 
Betsey (Boyden) Stanton, b. 1844 May 14, Norfolk, Mass. 

1 child born in Grafton, Mass. : — 
i. Jessie Benton 8 Hodges, b. 1865 Aug. 6 ; living, 1892, Holliston, 
Mass.; m. 1889 Oct. 30, Holliston, Darwin Cortes Cheney of 
Holliston, son of Cortes & Sarah M. (Armstrong) Cheney, b. 1865 
Aug. 11, Milford, Mass. No children in 1892. 

503 — FRANKLIN FULTON 7 HODGES [252. Willard 6 Wm 5 Job 4 Wm 3 
John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1845 April 21, Franklin, Mass. ; living, 1892, Boston, 
Mass. ; m. 1880 July 6, Chelsea, Mass., DOLLY H. FARNHAM, dau. 
of Charles Hazen & Sarah Farnham of Chelsea, d. 1889 Dec. 1, 
Boston. 

1 child born in Boston, Mass. : — 
i. Edith Farnham 8 Hodges, b. 1885 June 3 ; living, 1892. 

504 — HENRY WILLARD 7 HODGES [252. Henry B\ Wm 5 Job 4 Wm z 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1823 Sept. 7, Walpole, Mass. ; living, 1892, Woburn, 
Mass. ; m. 1849 April 16, Pawtucket, B. I., MARY SMITH, dau. of 
Elbridge Wilson & Mary (Gammons) Smith, b. 1829 Aug. 26, 
Middleboro, Mass. ; living, 1892. 

7 children: — 

i. Henry Burr 8 Hodges, b. 1850 Jan'y 13, Middleboro, Mass. ; 
d. 1850 June 17, Middleboro. 

722. ii. Mary Adelaide 8 Hodges, b. 1852 May 9, Middleboro. 

723. iii. Lizzie Emma 8 Hodges, b. 1855 Jan'y 28, Taunton, Mass. 

724. iv. Fannie Louise 8 Hodges, b. 1858 March 29, Norton, Mass. 

v. Henry Willard 8 Hodges, b. 1862 March 12, Dorchester 

(now Boston) ; living, 1892 ; unm. 
vi. Charles Frederic 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Jan'y 5, Dorchester; 

d. 1866 Nov. 17, Dorchester. 



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vii. Hattie May 8 Hodges, b. 18G8 Nov. 17, Dorchester ; living, 
1892, Wilmington, Mass. ; m. 1890 Sept. 11, Woburn, Mass., 
James Eugene Stevens, son of William Reuben & Esther 
(Chapman) Stevens, b. 1867 Eeb. 5, Glastonbury, Conn.; 
living, 1892, Wilmington. No children in 1892. 
Henry Willard 7 Hodges, corporal Co. E, 18th Mass. Vols, was 
mustered into the U. S. service Aug. 24, 1861, and was discharged 
Dec. 31, 1864. Until May, 1864, he served continuously with his 
company. In 1862 he was in the Peninsular Campaign, at the 
second battle of Bull Eun, at Antietam and at Fredericksburg. In 
this last battle he was wounded by a shell, but although incapacitated 
for a time for active service, he refused to go into the hospital. In 
1863 he was in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (the last 
two days) and Rappahannock Station. In May, 18C4, with his 
regiment he started into the Wilderness under Grant. In one of the 
first fights he was taken prisoner, and sent first to Danville and then 
to Andersonville prison. He remained in the last place 4 months, 
but the horrors of the prison were somewhat alleviated in his case 
by the fact that he was appointed acting sergeant for the distribution 
of rations, and for this service was allowed one extra ration, whereby 
he obtained daily two small meals (if these can be called meals), and 
thus avoided absolute starvation. When Kilpatrick appeared near 
Andersonville, he and other prisoners were sent to Florence prison, 
S. C, and after 3£ months in this place, he was sent North, arriving 
in Boston Jan'y 1, 1865. After his return he resumed his trade of 
carriage-painter, at which he still (1892) works. 

505 — WILLIAM 7 HODGES [253. Henry B\ Wm 5 Job 4 Wm z John 2 
Wm 1 '] b. 1827 Aug. 11, Pawtucket, R. I. ; d. 1891 Dec. 23, Newport, 
R. I.; m. 1851 June 17, Pawtucket, HARRIOT LAVINIA HORTON, 
dau. of Robert Barrow & Martha (Merryweather) Horton, b. 1828 
Sept. 18, Manchester, England ; living, 1892, Newport. 

4 children : — 

725. i. William Horton 8 Hodges, b. 1852 April 14, Pawtucket, R. I. 

726. ii. Frank Blake 8 Hodges, b. 1854 Sept. 25, Pawtucket. 

727. iii. Walter Edward 8 Hodges, b. 1860 July 23, Fall River, 

Mass. 
iv. Frederick Henry 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Oct. 22, Newport, 
R. I. j living, 1892, Maiden, Mass.; m. 1888 April 16, 
Maiden, Jessie Edmonds Hill, dau. of Alfred Wickes & 
Bertha Edmonds (Goffe) Hill, b. 1861 Jan'y 26, Newport; 
living, 1892. No children in 1892. 
506— JOHN DAGGETT 7 HODGES [259. Hilton 6 Misha 5 Job* Wm z 
John 2 Wm x ~\ b. 1815 Sept. 14, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1862 July 19, 
Vicksburg, Miss.; m. 1850 Sept. 20, St. Louis, Mo., ANN SMITH, 
dau. of Thomas & Caroline (Horton) Smith, b. 1832 Oct. 6, Shirley, 
Warwickshire, Eng. ; living, 1893, St. Louis. 

5 children born (except the last) in St. Louis, Mo. : — 

728. i. Maria Caroline 8 Hodges, b. 1852 Oct. 1. 



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ii. Lenora 8 Hodges, b. 1855 March 28 ; living, 1893, St. Louis ; 
unrn. 
729. iii. Luda 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Aug. 28. 

iv. John Dean 8 Hodges, b. 1859 Dec. 20 ; living, 1893 ; unm. 
v. Margaret Harrison 8 Hodges, b. 1863 March 13, Yazoo 
City, Miss. ; d. 1864 Aug. 1, St. Louis. 

John Daggett 7 Hodges was baptized Zephaniah, but changed his 
name when he left home to make his own way in the world. At an 
early age he went West, and became one of the leading pilots on the 
Mississippi River. He held the position of Pilot and of Captain on 
the Mississippi, Red aud Yazoo rivers, was widely known throughout 
the Mississippi Valley, and was on terms of friendship with many of 
the leading men of that section. Amoug his friends was the 
afterwards-famous author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), who was 
a fellow pilot; also Gen. Frank P. Blair and B. Gratz Brown, both 
later candidates for the Vice-Presidency of the United States. Capt. 
Hodges, besides running his steamboats, also engaged in the grain 
business, shipping between St. Louis and New Orleans. He married 
twice, the first time in 1817, but his wife died very soon after 
marriage, and as it always pained him to refer to this grief, her name 
has been forgotten. He made his home in St. Louis until 1861 
when, his sympathies being with the South, he moved to New 
Orleans. Here his well-known friendship with Gen. Blair led to 
his arrest by the Confederate authorities, but he was at once released 
through the efforts of his Southern friends, remaining under arrest 
only one hour. He piloted steamers on the river inside of the 
Confederate lines until commissioned, on April 23, 1862, Pilot of the 
Confederate gunboat Arkansas. On July 15, 1862, the gunboat was 
ordered from Haines Bluff to Vicksburg, and fought her way 
thither against heavy odds. While running past a Union battery, a 
cannon ball shattered the pilot house and wounded Capt. Hodges so 
severely that he died four days later. [Mrs. Ann Hodges.'] 

Mrs. Ann (Smith) Hodges was born in the house of her maternal 
great-grandfather Bach, a house built about 1720 in Shirley, which 
is a village a dozen miles from Stratford-on-Avon, and the residence 
of her maternal ancestors for many generations. Her paternal 
grandfather Smith owned a place adjoining the estate of Shakspeare. 
On the death of her husband, with a courage and ability worthy of 
her ancestors and of the family into which she had married, Mrs. 
Hodges undertook the care and maintenance of her little family, 
and supported her children through the times of peculiar trial at the 
South after the war, and until they could care for themselves. 
507 — ANGELINE 7 HODGES [259. Milton 6 fflisha 5 Job* Wm z John 1 
Wm 1 ] b. 1817 May 6, Mansfield, Mass.; d. 1870 June 21, San 
Francisco, Cal. ; m. 1838 Jan'y 21, Mansfield, JAMES VOSE WHITE, 
son of James & Agnes (Hause) White, b. 1816 May 25, Boston; living, 
1892, Ludington, Mich. 

2 children : — 
i. James 8 White, d. 1878, at sea. 



THE TAUNTON BBANCH. 367 

ii. William Hodges 8 White, b. 1844 Jan'y — , Bangor, Me. ; d. 1844 
May 14, Bangor. 

508 — LYDIA EMELINE 7 HODGES [259. Milton 6 fflisha 5 Job* Wm s 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1819 June 14, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1893, San 
Francisco, Cal. ; m. (1) 1840 June 7, Mansfield, WILLIAM KENNEY 
of Randolph, Mass., son of John Kenney ; m. (2) 1874 Nov. 19, San 
Francisco, GEORGE INWOOD, son of Daniel & Mary (Dicker) Inwood, 
b. 1812 Aug. 29, Winsted Parish, Alton, Hampshire, Eng. ; living, 
1893, San Francisco. 

2 children : — 
i. William Henry 8 Kenney, b. 1844 July 19, Bandolph, Mass. ; d. 

1889 Nov. 1", San Francisco ; unm. 

ii. Ann Elizabeth 8 Kenney, b. 1846 Oct. 4, New York City ; d. 

1890 Nov. 29, Santa Cruz, Cal. ; m. 1866 April 19, San Jose, 
Cal., George Silas Harman of Santa Cruz, son of George & 
Eliza (Sevey) Harman of Machiasport, Me. 

George Inwood was one of the first pioneers of California. 
Born in England, he came to New York City when 21 years of age, 
and after a short stay there, went to New Orleans, and, later, to St. 
Louis. In 1846 he started with a party for California. When at 
the Platte River they received the news that war had broken out with 
Mexico, and this information hastened their steps— luckily, as it 
proved, for immediately after their crossing the Sierra Nevada and 
arrival in Sacramento, a terrible snowstorm occurred, and the party 
next behind them was caught in the mountains and perished. Inwood 
and his party were called on to volunteer under Col. John C. Fre- 
mont, and the greater part enlisted, he and others serving in a 
battalion of mounted riflemen. For his service he was afterwards 
granted a pension, but when discharged at the end of the war no pay- 
ment for service was made. He went to San Francisco and bought a 
50-vara lot on the S. W. corner of Powell & Union streets. In 1849 
he left the city for the gold mines. He was successful in mining 
and before long returned to San Francisco with sufficient gold dust, 
as he thought, to build a good house on his lot and to maintain him- 
self in affluence for the rest of his days. His expectations were not 
wholly realized, owing in great measure to his too great liberality 
in loaning to a religious society, of which he was an enthusiastic 
member, a large sum of money without strict legal security, on the 
verbal promise of the pastor and the society. The loan was not 
repaid. 

William Henry 8 Kenney enlisted Oct. 7, 1861, in Co. D, 30th 
Mass. Vols., re-enlisted Jan'y 2, 1864, and was discharged July 5, 
1866, on expiration of term of service, having served 4 years and 9 
months. His regiment was sent first to the Gulf Department, and 
here he was in the fights at Baton Rouge, Clinton Plains and Plains 
Store, Port Hudson (where he volunteered in the " Forlorn Hope " ) 
and Rocks Plantation. Later his command was ordered to Virginia, 
where he took part in the battles of the Opequan, Fishers Hill and 



368 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Cedar Creek. The campaign in Louisiana told severely on his health, 
as on that of so many of his regiment, which was the last Massachu- 
setts volunteer organization to be discharged from the service. 

509 — MARTHA JANE 7 HODGES [259. Milton* Misha 5 Job* Wm s 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1837 Oct. 1, Mansfield, Mass.; living, 1892, West 
Mansfield, Mass.; m. 1852 Sept. 19, Mansfield, LORENZO REVILO 
REED, son of Oliver & Chloe (Briggs) Reed, b. 1832 Sept. 11, Taunton, 
Mass. ; living, 1892. 

5 children : — 
i. Martha Maria 8 Eeed, b. 1854 March 18, Mansfield; living, 1892, 

West Mansfield ; m. 1875 Jan'y 13, Mansfield, Albert Everett 

Perry of Mansfield, son of Albert & Alice (White) Perry of 

Attleboro, Mass. 
ii. Henry Jefferson 8 Reed, b. 1858 June 27, Taunton ; living, 1892, 

Taunton ; m. 1885 Sept. 13, Mansfield, Lillian Woods Pratt, 

dau. of Henry Bradford & Ellen Jane (Bowland) Pratt of 

Mansfield, 
iii. Jesse Allen 8 Reed, b 1862 Nov. 11, Taunton ; living, 1892, 

Attleboro ; m. 1882 Aug. 22, Mansfield, Laura Ellen Kempton, 

dau. of William Damon & Delia Caroline (Stetson) Kempton of 

Madrid, Me. 
iv. Frank Harris 8 Reed, b. 1865 Aug. 7, Mansfield ; living, 1892, 

West Manfield ; unm. 
v. Ered Sanford 8 Reed, b. 1873 Dec. 5, Mansfield ; living, 1892, 

West Mansfield. 

510 — MARY ALLEN 7 HODGES [262. Misha 6 ' 5 Job* Wm z John 2 Wm>~\ 
b. 1830 April 30, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, Middleboro, Mass. ; 
m. 1866 Sept. 4, Barnstable, Mass., ISAIAH STANDISH SWIFT, son 
of Charles & Orra (Allen) Swift, b. 1823 Nov. 25, Rochester, Mass. ; 
living, 1892. 

2 children born in Middleboro, Mass. : — 
i. Mary Hodges 8 Swift, b. 1867 July 21 ; living, 1892, Middleboro ; 
m. 1888 June 7, Middleboro, Dr. Winsor Farnum Eryer of 
Middleboro, son of Valentine Sweet & Susan Winsor (Aldrich) 
Eryer of Easton, N. Y. 
ii. Nellie Houston 8 Swift, b. 1874 Oct. 15 ; living, 1892, Middle- 
boro ; unm. 
Mary Allen 7 Hodges had 3 brothers, all of whom volunteered in 
the war for the Union, and all of whom were injured in the service. 
Two of them were badly wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, 
June 4, 1864. Their sister Mary, on receiving news of their injuries, 
left her home and went to the front to take care of them. To her 
sisterly devotion and tender nursing one of them at least doubtless 
owed his escape from death. 

511 — EDWIN FRANCIS 7 HODGES [262. Misha 6 ' 5 Job* Wm* John 2 
Wm 1 ! b - 1832 Nov - 22 > Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892 ; m. 1863 Nov. 
20, Providence, R. I., LOUISA A. MITCHELL of Skowhegan, Me. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 369 

1 child : — 
i. Gertrude Louisa 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Sept. 

Edwin Francis 7 Hodges enlisted in Battery H, 1st K. I. Light 
Artillery, and was mustered into the service July 28, 1863. Not 
long after joining his battery he was kicked by a horse, and so badly 
hurt that the surgeons discharged him in September, After his 
discharge he was employed in the Treasury Department at Washing- 
ton for a time, but his health was permanently impaired so that he 
could do no business. [Mrs. Mary A. Swift.] 

512 — LLOYD BENSON 7 HODGES [262. Misha*- 5 Job* Wm? John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1837 April 24, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, West Mans- 
field ; m. 1877 June 9, New York City, SARAH C. CLEASON, dau. 
of Joseph & Jane (Meade) G-leason, b. 1847 March — , New York 
City; living, 1892. 

5 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. Jane Ann 8 Hodges, b. 1878 April 15 ; living, 1892. 
ii. Lloyd Benson 8 Hodges, b. 1881 Jan'y 7 ; living, 1892. 
iii. Wilton Daggett 8 Hodges, b. 1883 March 14 ; living, 1892. 
iv. Irving Lee 8 Hodges, b. 1886 Nov. 8 ; living, 1892. 
v. Charles Henry Mayhew 8 Hodges, b. 1890 June 29 ; living, 
1892. 

Lloyd Benson 7 Hodges served 3 years in the War of the Bebellion, 
in Co. H, 40th Mass. Vols., being mustered into the service Aug. 1, 
1862, and discharged June 9, 1865. The regiment had a fighting 
service in various departments. He was badly wounded at the battle 
of Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864, and was kept in the hospital at York, 
Penn., during the rest of the summer. His wound continued so 
troublesome that he was detailed on hospital service. [Mrs. Mary A. 
Swift.'] 

513 — JAMES LUCAS 7 HODCES [263. Jesse 6 Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1832 .June 3, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1894, Mansfield; m. 
1855 Dec. 25, North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., LYDIA 
AUGUSTA PERKINS, dau. of Owen Dumar & Mary Waite (Thomas) 
Perkins, b. 1835 March 12, West Bridgewater, Mass. ; living, 1894. 

9 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
730. i. James Owen 8 Hodges, b. 1857 April 22. 

ii. Eva Augusta 8 Hodges, b. 1858 Dec. 27 ; living, 1894, 

Mansfield ; unm. 
iii. Nettie Ellsworth 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Sept. 1 ; d. 1864 

Jan'y 5, Mansfield, 
iv. Harry Perkins 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Dec. 13 ; living, 1894, 

Mansfield; m. 1888 May 12, Mansfield, Minnie Jane Ran- 

dall, dau. of William & Susannah (Crew) Randall, b. 1867 

Dec. 30, Luton, Bedfordshire, Eng. ; living, 1894. No children 

in 1894. 
v. Nettie Jane 8 Hodges, b. 1867 March 23 ; living, 1894, 

Providence, R. I. ; m. 1894 Oct. 31, Mansfield, George 



370 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

Albert Keach, son of Stephen Francis & Eliza (Stone) 
Keach of Waltham, Mass. 
vi. Jesse Keed 8 Hodges, b. 1870 March. 19; living, 1894, 
Mansfield ; m. 1894 Oct. 31, Mansfield, Hannah Bertha 
Dean, dau. of Otis Bradford & Emilie Judson (Godfrey) Dean 
of Norton, Mass. 
vii. Susie Thomas 8 Hodges, b. 1872 Feb. 19 ; d. 1872 Dec. 24, 

Mansfield, 
viii. Archie Perry 8 Hodges, b. 1874 Jan'y 11 ; living, 1894, 

Mansfield. 
ix. Emma Wilbur 8 Hodges, b. 1876 Nov. 9 ; living, 1894, 
Mansfield. 
James Lucas 7 Hodges is a basket manufacturer, and has the 
reputation of doing the largest business of any one in Mansfield in 
this industry, which has always been one of the leading manufactures 
in this place. He was a selectman of Mansfield from 1884 to 1887. 

514_ ISAAC GARDNER 7 HODCES [263. Jesse 6 Misha 5 Job* Wm 3 
John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1834 Feb. 27, Mansfield, Mass.; living, 1894, 
Mansfield ; m. (1) 1858 Sept. 20, North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
Mass., LUTHERA FRANCES DUNBAR, dau. of Jason & Susan (Eandall) 
Dunbar, b. 1840 June 6, Easton, Mass. ; d. 1881 May 19, Mansfield. 
He m. (2) 1883 May 3, Mansfield, EMILY AMANDA SPRAKER, dau. 
of Conrad & Amanda (Newland) Spraker, b. 1843 June 23, Mansfield ; 
living, 1894. 

2 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
731. i. Frederick Gardner 8 Hodges, b. 1861 April 2. 

ii. George Washington 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Feb. 22 ; living, 
1894, Waltham, Mass. ; m. 1893 Sept. 30, Florida Fullum 
Eggleston, dau. of William Perry & Caroline Bradford 
(Seaver) Eggleston, b. 1868 Sept. 16, Plainfield, N. H. 

515 — WILLIAM BRADFORD 7 HODCES [263. Jesse 6 Misha 5 Job 4 
Wm 3 John 2 TFm 1 ] b. 1845 Sept. 18, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1894, 
Mansfield; m. (1) 1873 Nov. 16, Mansfield, EMMA J. WILBER, dau. 
of James M. & Jane H. (Godfrey) Wilber, b. 1846 Nov. 16, Mansfield; 
d. 1876 April 27, Mansfield. He m. (2) 1881 March 3, Mansfield, 
ELLEN NANCY ALEXANDER, dau. of Edwin T. & Nancy (Kease) 
Alexander, b. 1854 March 19, Foxboro, Mass. ; d. 1882 March 26, 
Mansfield. He m. (3) 1889 Oct. 27, Mansfield, CLARA HALLETT 
SCOTT, dau. of Enos & Martha (Hallett) Scott, b. 1844 Nov. 5, 
Lubec, Me. ; living, 1894. 

1 child born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. William Alexander 8 Hodges, b. 1882 March 26 ; living, 1894. 

516 — FRANCIS GARDNER 7 HODCES [264. Gardner C 6 . Misha 5 Job* 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1836 Dec. 7, Attleboro, Mass. ; living, 1894, 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 371 

Attleboro; m. (1) 1862 June 1, Mansfield, Mass., HARRIET ELLEN 
KINGMAN, dau. of Henry William & Susannah- Harriet (Lincoln) 
Kingman, b. 1845 March 28, Mansfield ; d. 1880 Jan'y 8, Mansfield. 
He m. (2) 1881 Aug. 3, Phenix, R. I., ANNIE ELIZABETH COBB, 
dau. of Ethan Eldridge & Elizabeth (Anderson) Cobb, b. 1850 May 22, 
Mansfield ; living, 1894. 

3 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 
i. George Frank 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Dec. 31 ; living, 1894 ; unm. 
ii. Oscar Kingman 8 Hodges, b. 1867 Oct. 5; living, 1894; unm. 
iii. Grace Bourne 8 Hodges, b. 1874 Oct. 2 ; living, 1894 ; unm. 

Francis Gardner 7 Hodges, in 1863, began making bracelets in 
the corner of a barn on North Main Street, Mansfield. He worked 
at first on a very modest scale, and his machinery was driven by 
horse-power. He increased his business slowly but steadily for a 
couple of years; then, having seen some specimens of horn jewelry, 
he made samples from cattle horn, which he took to New York City 
and displayed, and was successful in interesting others in the subject. 
He formed the firm of Kingman & Hodges, and entered upon the 
manufacture of horn jewelry in Mansfield. The goods sold readily 
and the business quickly outgrew the capacity of the barn. The 
"Middle Factory" on the Eumford River was purchased, and the 
manufacture was continued successfully on a very large scale until 
about 1876, when the demand for this style of ornament ceased, and 
the business took the shape of manufacturing various styles of 
jewelry in which he is still (1894) engaged. 

517 — HARRIET ELONA 7 HODGES [264. Gardner C 6 . Misha 5 Jotf 
Wm z John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1849 Jan'y 25, Attleboro, Mass. ; living, 1894, 

Brookline, Mass.; m. 1869 May 25, Attleboro, PHILIP MELANCTHON 
CARPENTER, son of Ebenezer & Louisa (Waterman) Carpenter, b. 
1845, Providence, R. I. ; living, 1894. 

3 children 'born in Attleboro, Mass. : — 
i. Gertrude Louise 8 Carpenter, b. 1870 ; living, 1894 ; unm. 
ii. Ebenezer 8 Carpenter, b. 1872; d. 1878, Attleboro. 
iii. Gardner Hodges 8 Carpenter, b. 1876; living, 1894. 

518 — EMERSON 7 HODGES [265. James* Emerson 5 Jotf W?n s John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1826 June 27, Henrietta, N. Y. ; d. 1888 Jan'y 20, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; m. 1856 Aug. 6, Great Bend, Penn., AMBROSIA BUCK, 
dau. of William & Philena (Trowbridge) Buck, b. 1829 Sept. 7, Great 
Bend ; living, 1894, Washington. 

5 children : — 

i. Minnie 8 Hodges, b. 1857 Dec. 20, near Marion, Minn. ; d. 1863 
Feb. 3, same place. 

ii. Archie Lincoln 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Feb. 12, Eyota, Minn. ; d. 1863 
April 28. 

iii. Jennie 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Sept. 16, Eyota ; living, 1894, Washing- 
ton; unm. 



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iv. Vernon Estabrook 8 Hodges, b. 1865 Aug. 15, Great Bend, 

Perm. ; living,. 1894, Washington ; unm. 
v. Vinnie Campbell 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Sept. 14, Washington ; living, 
1894, Washington ; unm. 
Emerson 7 Hodges graduated at Dartmouth College in 1849, and 
read law in an office in Rochester, N. Y., until admitted to the Bar 
in 1852. He then went to Fond du Lac, Wis., and practised his 
profession for four years, during two of which he was Superintendent 
of Public Schools. On account of poor health, in the spring of 1856 
he removed to Olmsted County, Minn., and engaged in farming, 
doing also such law business as his neighbors required of him. He 
was very active in politics when his health permitted. He was 
elected to the State Senate in 1857, and after serving his term of 
two years, was immediately re-elected. In 1864, being appointed 
to a clerkship in the office of the Second Auditor of the Treasury 
Department, he moved to Washington, D. C. He held his position 
for 22 years, and then engaged until his death in the practice of his 
profession, making a specialty of Patent law. He died at his home 
of acute pneumonia. [ Vernon E. Hodges. ,] 

518^— JAMES LUTHER 7 HODGES [265. James 6 Emerson 5 Job 4 Wm z 
John 2 Wm}~\ b. 1833 April 1, Henrietta, H". Y. ; living, 1894, Denver, 
Colo.; m. (1) 1855 July 26, Tekonsha, Mich., ANNA WITHALL, b. 
1832 April 28, England; d. 1875 March 29, Oak Park, 111. He m. 
(2) 1885 Dec. 23, Aspen, Colo., MARTHA ACNES (JONES) STEPHENS, 
b. 1845 Dec. 1, Clifton, Ohio; living, 1894. 

8 children : — 
i. George Lincoln 8 Hodges, b. 1856 Aug. 7, Henrietta, K Y. ; living, 

1894, Denver^ Colo. ; m. Ella Van Devere of New York State. 
ii. Will S 8 . Hodges, b. 1857 Aug. 12, Eyota, Minn. ; living, 1894, 

St. Louis, Mo. ; m. 1881 Dec. 12, Nettie Seymour of St. Louis, 
iii. Hattie 8 Hodges, b. 1860 May 1, Eyota; living, 1894, Tekonsha, 

Mich. ; m. James Osburn of Tekonsha. 
iv. Jimmy 8 Hodges, b. 1861 Dec. 31, Eyota ; d. 1866 Aug. 22, Little 

Rock, Ark. 
v. Kate 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Oct. 6, Little Rock ; living, 1894, Leadville, 

Colo. ; m. A. A. Burnand of Leadville. 
vi. Bertie 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Feb. 18, Little Rock ; d. 1868 June 15, 

Little Rock, 
vii. Robert Franklin 8 Hodgeb, b. 1868 Feb. 18, Little Rock ; living, 

1894, Denver, 
viii. David Reeves 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Dec. 25, Little Rock ; living, 

1894, East St. Louis, 111. 

519 — GEORGE MILTON 7 HODCES [265. James 6 Emerson 5 Job 4 Wm s 
John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1840 March 29, Henrietta, N. Y. ; living, 1894, 
Geneseo, N. Y. ; m. (1) 1863 Oct. 7, Raisin, Mich., MARIA CLAPP, 
dau. of Dwelly M. & Dorothy A. (Acre) Clapp, b. 1842 Feb. 13, 
Raisin ; d. 1882 Aug. 10, Henrietta. He m. (2) 1886 Feb. 17, Adrian, 



TUE TAUNTON BRANCH. 373 

Mich., KATE KEENAN, dau. of John & Ann (Scott) Keenan, b. 1850 
May 15, New York City ; living, 1894. 

4 children born (except the first) in Henrietta, N. Y. : — 

732. i. Hattie 8 Hodges, b. 1865 Nov. 14, Raisin, Mich. 

733. ii. Dwella Augustus 8 Hodges, b. 1868 Feb. 5. 

iii. Adalade 8 Hodges, b. 1875 Aug. 30 ; living, 1894, Geneseo ; 



iv. Hazed Kate 8 Hodges, b. 1894 June 9. 

520 — VALORUS BROWNELL 7 HODGES [274. Guilford* John 5 Elijah* 
Wm? John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1825 March 6, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1892, 

Mansfield; m. 1848 Dec. 24, Mansfield, HANNAH LOUISA 8 CROVER, 
dau. of Hiram & Hannah Louisa 7 (Skinner) Grover [No. 193, i.], b. 
1828 April 9, Mansfield; living, 1892, Mansfield. 
2 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. Frederick Augustus 8 Hodges, b. 1850 June 16 ; d. 1850 Oct. 
9, Mansfield. 

734. ii. Louelda Palmer 8 Hodges, b. 1852 Jan'y 5. 

521 — MERR1AM MORTIMER 7 HODGES [274. Guilford 6 John 5 Elij ah* 
Wm 3 John 2 Wm 1 ] b. 1828 Nov. 29, Boxford, Mass.; living, 1892, 
West Mansfield, Mass. ; m. 1854 July 21, Mansfield, LUCILDA DAY 
MAKEPEACE, dau. of Don Parker & Keziah (Torrey) Makepeace, b. 
1835 March 25, Wrentham, Mass. ; living, 1892. 

7 children born (except the first) in Mansfield, Mass.: — 

735. i. William Mortimer 8 Hodges, b. 1856 Dec. 21, Norton, Mass. 
ii. Etta Merriam 8 Hodges, b. 1858 July 4 ; living, 1892, West 

Mansfield; unm. 
iii. Maynard Parker 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Sept. 6 ; living, 1892, 

Mansfield ; m. 1888 Nov. 29, Mansfield, Sadie Elsie Jones, 

dau. of Andrew E. & Ellen D. Jones, of Norfolk, Mass. 
iv. Edwin Alton 8 Hodges, b. 1862 July 6 ; living, 1892 ; unm. 
v. Edith Abbie 8 Hodges, b. 1869 Aug. 31 ; living, 1892, West 

Mansfield; unm. 
vi. Percy DeWitt 8 Hodges, b. 1874 July 3 ; living, 1892, 

West Mansfield, 
vii. George Brownell 8 Hodges, b. 1877 March 28 ; living, 1892, 

West Mansfield. 

522 — HARRISON GILCHRIST 7 HODGES [274. Guilford* John 5 
Elijah* Wm? John 2 Wm 1 '] b. 1830 Nov. 8, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 
1892, Wrentham, Mass.; m. (1) 1850 Sept. 22, Mansfield, SARAH 
ELIZABETH FALES, dau. of Samuel C. & Elizabeth (Chick) Fales, b. 
1834 Oct. 24, Wrentham ; d. 1880 Dec. 15, Boston, Mass. He m. (2) 
1882 Nov. 1, Wrentham, SUSAN A. (WELLS) BROMLEY, dau. of 
George B. & Susan R. (Hood) Wells of Plainfield, Conn. 

2 children : — 
i. Frederick Harrison 8 Hodges, b. 1852 July 16, Mansfield ; living, 



374 THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 

1892, Boston; m. 1879 Nov. 27, Attleboro, Mass., Elizabeth 
Augusta Shepard, dau. of Jacob Gardner & Lucinda (Hall) 
Shepard, b. 1853 Aug. 27, Foxboro, Mass.; d. 1883 April 9, 
Attleboro. No children. 
ii. Alice Mabel 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Nov. 17, Wrentham ; living, 1894, 
Attleboro; m. (1) 1880 April 15, Wrentham, Stillman White 
Shepard, son of Nelson Todd & Betsey L. (White) Shepard, b. 
1858 May 8, Wrentham ; d. 1880 June 30, Wrentham. She m. 
(2) 1882 Dec. 28, Attleboro, Louie Abijah Wales, son of Abijah 
Tyler & Josephine (Richards) Wales, b. 1859 April 25, Attleboro ; 
living, 1894. No children in 1894. 

523 — CHARLES MAYNARD 7 HODGES [274. Guilford* John* Elijah* 
Wm z John" Wm 1 ] b. 1834 Nov. 8, Mansfield, Mass. ; living, 1894, 
Mansfield; m. 1856 Dec. 14, Mansfield, BETSEY WHITE TILLSON, 
dau. of William & Abby (Meserve) Tillson, b. 1837 Oct. 24, Wren- 
tham, Mass.; living, 1894. 

8 children born in Mansfield, Mass. : — 

i. A son, b. and d. 1858 March 28. 

ii. Agnes Gertrude 8 Hodges, b. 1860 Jan'y 26 ; d. 1873 Feb. 18, 
Mansfield. 

iii. Mart Abby 8 Hodges, b. 1862 Feb. 5 ; living, 1894, Mansfield ; 
unm. 

iv. Blanche Brownell 8 Hodges, b. 1864 Oct. 28; living, 1894, 
Norton, Mass. ; m. 1892 Nov. 16, Mansfield, George Stephen 
Wood, son of John Stephen & Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Wood, b. 
1863 Sept. 7, Norton ; living, 1894, Norton. 1 child: — Norma 
Marie 9 Wood, b. 1894 Aug. 30, Norton. 

v. John Albert 8 Hodges, b. 1866 Dec. 21; d. 1867 Jan'y 12, Mans- 
field. 

vi. Albert Tillson 8 Hodges, b. 1870 Jan'y 29; living, 1894, Mans- 
field; unm. 

vii. Maud Matnard 8 Hodges, b. 1872 May 2 ; living, 1894, Mans- 
field; m. 1891 Oct. 15, Mansfield, Charles Sylvester Moore, 
son of Charles Newell & Harriet (Sylvester) Moore, b. 1867 
Aug. 11, Attleboro; living, 1894. 1 child in 1894 : — Newell 
Albert 9 Moore, b. 1892 May 11 ; living, 1894. 

viii. Ida Frances 8 Hodges, b. 1875 May 29 ; living, 1894, Mansfield ; 
unm. 
Charles Maynard 7 Hodges enlisted, Dec. 6, 1864, in the 18th 

Unattached Company of Mass. Vols., and was mustered into the 

service of the U. S. for one year. The company was employed in 

garrison duty on the coast of the State, and was mustered out of 

service in May, 1865. He is now (1894) a jeweler. 

524 — MARY BROWN 7 HODGES [276. Libbeus 6 Abijah 5 - 4 Wm s John 2 
Wm 1 ] b. 1808 May 4, Taunton, Mass. ; d. 1873 March 24, Taunton ; 
m. 1825 March 12, Taunton, WILLIAMS DEAN, son of Charles & 
Rebecca (King) Dean, b. 1801 Sept. 16, Taunton ; d. 1865 Aug. 11, 
Taunton. 



THE TAUNTON BRANCH. 375 

14 children born in Taunton, Mass. : — 
i. Mary Ann 8 Dean, b. 1826 March 14 ; d. 1848 May 18, Taunton ; 

m. Alpheus Caswell of Raynham, Mass. 
ii. Williams 8 Dean, b. 1828 April 24 ; living, 1894, Taunton ; unm. 
iii. Emma 8 Dean, b. 1830 March 28 ; living, 1894, Taunton ; m. 1854 
March 2, Taunton, Henry Stillman Washburn of Taunton, 
son of Philo & Harriet Washburn (White) Washburn of 
Taunton, 
iv. Miranda 8 Dean, b. 1832 June 25 ; living, 1394, Weymouth, 
Mass. ; m. 1853 May 30, Taunton, Amos Sumner Rogers, son 
of Elisha & So