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Full text of "A genealogical register of the descendants of several ancient Puritans, by the names of Grout, Goulding, and Brigham"

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GENEALOGICAL REGISTER 



OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 



^tVttal Ancient ^utttane, 



BY THE NAMES OF 



GROUT, GOULDIIG, AM) BRIGHAM . 



BY REV. ABNEB MORSE, A. M., 



MEM. OF N. ENG. HIS. GEN. 80C. 



"In treasiuinjT up the memorials of tlie fathers, we best manifest our regard for posterity." 



BOSTON: 

PRESS OF H. W. BUTTON & SON. 
1859. 



EXPLANATION 



On the left of names and next to the left hand margin are two columns of Arabic 
figures; the right hand column consisting of running numbers, and the left hand 
of referring numbers. The latter, if before a father's name, (and then it is ever 
less than the No. to the right of it) refers back to the same figures in the column 
of running Nos. where his name occurs as a child. If the referring No. is before 
a child's name, (and then it is always larger than the No. to the right,) it refers 
onward to the same figures in the column of running Nos. where he occurs as a 
father. When a name is moved or traced either backward or forward, the 
figures before it merely exchange places. Names having no referring Nos. 
before them, are either traced no further, or they have their descendants 
arranged immediately below their names. 

Dates following the names of wives without the word and intervening, refer 
to her. 

Numerical letters before the names of children denote their No., which must 
not be confounded with the running numbers in Arabic figures. These numeri- 
cal letters are dropped when the child becomes a parent. 

Small figures after names mark their generations, their Puritan ancestor being 
accounted the first. 

} after a figure, denotes the reference not certain. 

? after a name, signifies that it is inferred from circumstantial evidence or 
doubtful records, or that it has not been traced. 



a. stands for aged, 



ab. 




about. 


b. 




born. 


bp. 
br. 




baptized, 
brother. 


c. 




corner. 


chh. 




church. 


d. 




died, 


dg. or 
f. 


dau." 


daughter, 
father. 


fr. 




from, 


G.C. 




(leneral Court, 


G.S. 




grave stone. 


grd. 




great, 
grand, 



m. 
h. or 

N. S. 

o. s. 

O. T. 

pr. 

r. 

rm. 

rs. 

sis. 

red. 

unm. 

w. or 

yg- 



stands for married. 



bus. 



wf. 



husband. 
New Style, 
Old Style, 
Old Tenor, 
probably, 
resided at, 
removed to, 
resides at, 
sister, 
received, 
unmarried, 
wife, 
young. 



Initial letters are put for the names of places immediately after they have 
been spelled. 

The practice of double dating between Jan. 1st and March 25th, — thus 1675-6, 
until the introduction of N. S. in 1752, is retained to prevent confusion, and enable 
families t(t compare and correct their dates. 

N. H. Prior to 1752, the civil year began in March, which was called the first 
month, April 2(1 month, often expressed thus, — 25 (2), i. e. 25th day, 2d month. 
To render O. S. into N. S., the first month must be counted the 3d, and ten days 
he added to all dates between 1582 and 1700, and eleven days to dates between 
1700 and 1752. For the single year 1600, eleven days must be added. 



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GROUT. 

Had the Grouts possessed an inspired record of tlic origin of their name, the 
Genealogist would have escaped an ordeal of his patience, antl every convert to 
the conclusions arrived at, the need of whetting his logic for the defence of his 
faith. Still, if the following statements are attentively considered, the inferences 
mav not be pronounced altogether conjectural or inconclusive. Grout is not a 
Welsh name, nor is it Irish or Scotch : and England is not to be regarded as its 
birth-place. After a long, if not careful search, I have arrived at the conclusion 
that Grout, alias (.Jroot and Gros, tiic parents of various modern names, were 
originally identical, and of continental origin; for they have the same literal 
meaning, viz., great; and seem to have originated in the same country and 
about the same age ; and to have needed no other variation from a common or- 
thography than was required by the different dialects that sprung up in ancient 
Germany, where the original name must have previously spread. Fifty-three 
years B. C, Caesar reports among the warlike and daring tribes of Belgic Gaul, 
the Grudii, which signifies the Great, a name easily derived from form and 
stature, or martial exploits. Such of their warriors as survived a terrible defeat 
by the Romans, must have retreated North, and no doubt joined the indomitable 
tribes of Germany, then including the Netiierlands, carrying their name with 
them, and defying '.he further progress of Roman arms in that direction. Here 
they naturally became incorporated with the Gothic tribes, in whose subsequent 
dialects their name appears variously spelled. In Central Germany it became 
Grotc, from whence, "out of an ancient family,"" came, about 1740, the ancestor 
of the distinguished Grotes of London, one of whom is presumed to be the au- 
thor of " that masterpiece of historical literature, the History of Greece." In 
Northern Germany, in the Saxon and German dialects, it became Gros, from 
which have sprung Gross and Growse in England, and Graus in Prussia, of 
which latter name is the inventor of the Magnetic Telegraph, if a discovery of 
the age, to which thirty minds contributed, can be called the invention of one 
man.* In other countries the name received a prefix. 

Such of the Grudii as were forced to take the Roman yoke were no doubt 
suffered to occupy their country now in Flanders, and still reported as " la terre 
de Groude." \ilere, as the Dutch and Belgic dialects were formed, De was placed 
before the nailp, to denote one of the Grudii, the usual sound of u expressed by 
CO in Dutch nm ou in Belgic and French, the d changed into t, and the Latin 
termination rejected ; and thus originated the name of De Groot, now common, 
with little variation, in Belgium, France and Holland ; a name which " the an- 
cestors of Hugo De Groot," [Grotius] who was born in 1583, " had borne for 
many ages." 

But whence came the name of Grout in England ? It was supposed to have 
been brought by the Flemish weavers, in the reign of Henry II., IIS'^I-SO. But 
nothing has been discovered to prove it. The silence of Doomsday Book, of 
Rheimer's Foedera, of the earliest Journals of Parliament, of Camden's Re- 
mains, of the histories of heraldry and of the peerage, and of many vast 
catalogues of ancient English officers and subjects, affords no clue to a Norman 

• Baron Gros, miiiisler to Napoleon III., is probably from the N. E., Ihe German part of France, and 
retains the original German name. 

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2 GROUT. 

ori'^in, nor to the occurrence of the name between Land's End and Jonne 
o'Grotc's lioust',* prior to 1513, when " Will's Grote, sen." was a member 
of Parliament from Cornwall. In 1587, Ricliard Groutte of Walton, in the Co. 
of Derby, was knij^htcd, and certified to be a descendant of an ancient family 
of that name in the West of England. Such a reference to his family in the 
16th century implied an elevated standing. Will's Grote had a dignified rank, 
and, as Parliament was then constituted, sat in the House of Lords, of wliich 
the king was then considered an acting member. Now as none but knights 
were anciently allowed a scat there, it is certain that Will's Grote had a coat of 
arms. Yet none by this name are reported, with evidence of any such antiquity 
as 1513. His arms then must have borne, in the Herald Office, a name of a 
different orthography, and what name so probable as Gros, borne by arms of 
evidently higher antiquity. The name of Grote does not occur in the early his- 
tory of the Western Counties. Camden's history of Somerset and of other 
Counties, written in the latter part of the same century, containing lists of their 
land owners, does not report it; but he gives the name of Gros as the proprietor 
of an estate in Cornwall, copying, no doubt, some ancient list of the grantees 
made prior to the time of Will's Grote, and supplying a hint that the name had 
become altered, or leaving the reader of his history and of the Rolls of Parlia- 
ment to infer it. 

Was not Cornwall then, in the West of England, the earliest seat, and Gros 
the original name, of the family of Sir Richard Groutte, and did not one of his 
immediate ancestors change the name.' He might have known the identity of 
the meaning and perhaps origin of Gros and Groot, and regarded them as con- 
vertible names ; or, he might have aspired to'become the Rodolph of his family, 
and been ambitious of a Norman origin, as is inferred from the adoption by Sir 
Richard of the French mode of spelling the name.t If so, then he was not 
improbably descended from the brilliant Raymond Le Gros, (see Hist, of Ireland, 
A. D. 1172-75,) who seems to. have been from the West of England ; for here 
he evidently enlisted with Strongbow and others in the service of the ex-king of 
Leinster. While in Ireland, Le Gros, although a Saxon, m^ide his way to prefer- 
ment, and obtained from the proud Norman Governor, the son-in-law of the late 
king and now the proprietor of Leinster, the command of the English army, the 
constableship of Leinster, and the hand of his beautiful sister Basilia of the 
house of Clare, that afterwards influenced the succession to the English throne. 
On the death of his patron in 1175, and the arrival of a new Governor of Ire- 
land, Raymond Le Gros was doubtless removed from his office, and returned 
with Lady Basilia to the West of England, probably her former home as well as 
his, for here her brother Strongbow, the Earl of Strigul, seems to liave been 
found before his first embarkation for Ireland. Le Gros, for his valor and suc- 
cess in the field of battle and ' great service to the Crown, was undoubtedly 
knightfil. Several coats of arms by the name of Gros, all very simple and 
therefore ancient, appear; but I have found no Peer or Baron of this name. It 
however r('p(;atedly occurs in the hi.-^tory of ensuing reigns. Hamo le Gros, in 
1257, was of those qui profeeti sunt cum Richardo in Regem Romanorum electo 
in Alemaimiam (Germany) nt hai)uit protectioiiem Regis for three years; and in 
M'l*2, Sir Oliver le (Jrosse of Crostwich, Norfolk Co., is mentioned. After this, 
tlu; name dis;ip|)ears in the history of heraldry, as it would do if changed ; but 
it is sustained in antitlier name ; and by Will's Grote in 1513 ; bv Richard 

' He wgs prohablv a .loliii l)c drool fnim Hullaiid, a ri-.lifrniaii, who l>ulh on tlic Norllierii cxircmily 
oC Srolland. 

t (iros, heiii^ in Frcnrli pionouiirpd (uo, he would iinitirally drop s in nddiii"^ tlic French Icrmiua 
liun, and insorl iii its pluco u niilicr llian c lor eii|>hoMy, and die preservation of one svllable. 



GROUT. 6 

Groutte in 1587 ; and next by Sir Josppii Grout of Hackney, Co. of Middlesex ; 
and recently by George Grote, Esq., late M. P. for London. 

Now if none of Sir Richard Groiitte's ancestors, with a Sa.\on name, readied 
the Peerage, and he thought to improve his prospects by changing it completely, 
if not already done, into Norman French, as others certainly did their Saxon 
names, it is probable that his brothers, if he had any, imitated tlie example ; and 
that from this family have sprung the Grouts of England and America. But all 
of the name might have descended from him. If knighted at the age of 25, he 
might have been the grandfather, and if at the age of 46, the grent-grandfather 
of .fohn and William Grout, the first two of the name mentioned in our records.* 
The non-occurrence of the name of Richard in the family register is no objec- 
tion, because it was a non-scriptural name, and therefore, in the estimation of 
Puritans, deserved exclusion. For the same probable reason, John Grout named 
no son for his brother William, who evidently named one for .John. That these 
brothers were the descendants of Sir Richard G. is inferred from circumstances. 

1st. The arms confirmed to Richard Groutte, Esq. of Walton, in the Co. of 
Derby, the 28 of Ma}', 1587, and in the 29 year of the reign of Elizabeth, viz. 
Azure on a bend Or; between two mullets argent ; three Leopards' faces Gules, 
have been in the family, I am confident, from the first generation who arrived in 
New England, and have descended with " the gun that was brought over," from 
Capt. John Grout of Sudbury, to his son Jonathan, the inheritor of his homestead 
and executor of his will, who left them to his widow, who left them to her only 
surviving son John, Esq., of Lunenburg, who left the gun to his son Ililkiah, 
and the arms to another, from whom Col. Jonathan Grout of Petersham obtained 
them, after expressing fears that they were lost, and ofibring his nephew in New 
tiampshire a reward if he would find them. Col. Grout left them to his widow, 
whose grand-daughter, Rev. Mrs. Sophia W. Grosvenor, of Clarendon, Vt., now 
holds them, or, more probably, a copy of the original, as e final in the name 
has been dropped. That these arms existed thus early in the family is rendered 
still more probable by the circumstance that no book of heraldry can be found 
in Harvard University and other principjil and antique libraries giving any de- 
scription from which these arms could have been depicted ; and it is improbable 
that any of the race anciently incurred an expense which so very few can now 
afTord, of procuring a copy from the Herald Office in London ; or left his rural 
home, went abroad, and accidentally found one.t 

2d. Capt. John Grout was brought to this country in his youth, and he informs 
us that he was well acquainted with Gov. Winthrop from the time he came into 
the country, implying that on his arrival he was introduced, and that an acquaint- 
ance then commenced, a very probable occurrence, if his father was a man of 
quality and he the grandson of an English knight ; but rather improbable, con- 
sidering his youth and the manners of those times, if he had none of the claims 
of rank. 

Of the arrival of the Grouts in New England no record is presumed to exist. 
John was of Watertown in 1640, and William of Charlestown in 1665. These 
'dates have little to do in determining the time of their arrival. A tradition has 
idescended in the line of John's descendants, with a copy of his will, through 
Llonathan his executor and an uninterrupted succession of five Jonathans, all men 
of intelligence and respectability, that a father by the name of Grout, with two 
sons, fled to this country from Wales, [or the borders of Wales, i. e. Cornwall], 

* There was a Caplain Growtp(?) iiamc<l in a Idler frnm , Eii»., 20(7) IGIO, to Mr. Samuel 

.Mdvpric. as being expected in New Ktii^Iaiid llic iiexl spriiifj lo pay a reriain l)ond. 

t Tlic silence of l>urkc and oiiicrs renders il almost cerlain that these arms have never l>cen published. 



4 GROUT. 

on the breaking out of the plague, and died soon afterwards, leaving his sons in 
their minority, vvitli claims to an estate in England which were never prosecuted. 
From this it has been calculated that they came in 1634, when his son John was 
17 or IH years of age, and William perhaps older. The name of the father if 
not Richard was probably John. Where and with whom these orphans com- 
pleted their minority is uncertain. The following deposhion, attentively consid- 
ered, renders it probable that John was either taken into tiie family of Gov. Win- 
throp or resided with his neighbor, where he attracted the attention and secured 
the confidence of the Governor and family. It also shows for what trusts of 
difficulty anil danger he was early qualified : — 

" John Grout of Sudbury, aged about sixty-eight years, testifies upon oath that 
yc Dcpon' was well acquainted with Gov. J. Winthrop from the time he came 
into the Country till his death, & knows that about two & forty years since 
Tacomus an Indian Sagamore or Chief man of the Indians at Chapnacunco 
coming to Boston with his sons & receiving sundry gifts & favours from Gov. J. 
Winthrop, the s*^. Tacomus expressed great obligation & desire to give some tes- 
timony of his thankfulness invited s'^ Mr. J. Winthrop to goe or send up into his 
country & to accept some lands from him, & that the s*^. Mr. J. Winthrop upon 
s''. invitation imployed Stephen Day of Cambridge, Wm. Knap of Watertown & 
the depend to goe with a written deed to Chapnaconco to the s*^. Tacomus & 
from him to receive possession of certain lands, & that the s**. Tacomus in the 
deponents sight & presence very freely and with memorable ceremonys signed 
a deed of gift & delivered the same to the s*^. Stephen Day for the use of s'^. M^. 
J. Winthrop wherein he convayed to him & his heirs forever his land lying all 
alon<f & from end to end upon the Westerly side of Chapnocongoe pond towards 
Connecticot & in the same length or breadth to run up into the Country towards 
Connecticott till the extent or quantity should be as large as Watertown bounds 
& which according to the best of Depon". judgment was not less than seven or 
eight miles square, & at the same time possession was given of the s*^. land by 
earth & grass [&] delivered s'^ Stephen Day, the s**. Tacomus at the same time 
speaking to the Deponent who understood something of the Indian language, to 
speak to Mr. J. Winthrop to charge his children to give his sons more fish hooks. 
The ceremony Tacomus used in signing s'^ Deed was viz. he caused his eldest 
soil to lye or kneele down upon the ground & himself made his marke or signc 
on the Deed upon his son's back & then he put himself in the same posture & 
caused his s"*. son to signc the same Deed upon his back & also caused his other 
sons successively to do the like upon one anothers backs, the meaning whereof 
ihe deponent uiid(M'stood was that none of them might have any pretence of 
riglit by successiiin to disturb or molest s''. M^. Winthrop or his children, v.^ fur- 
ther saitii not. Deposed by John C4rout this 11"' of May 1()81 before 

Simon l?ra<lstreet, (Jovf. = Sam. Sewall, Assist. 

Robert Sanderson Sen. E. Goldsmith testifys that he together with John 
" Grf>o/,"* Stephen Day & Wm Knaj) went into the Nipmug Country at y'' time 
&. upon the occasion above; mentioneil. Hut supposing he was at the time of 
signing the Deed & didivering possession imploied to gather some mineral stones 
not far distant, he remembers not that he saw the ceremonies above mentioned 
|»erf<)rmed, but well remembers he heard y<' said Day & " (7;-oo/," when tlicy 
met again, pleasantly cV: particularly relate the same & other passages upon the 

• The French piomiiipiniion, so much more oiiphonius (haii ihe English, roniiiuicci long after ihc cur- 
:tailini; uf the name. Taste, fashion, und llie pleasure if uoi relief of others pleml for its restoration. 



GROUT. O 

Indians delivering the Deed & Land to them for M*". Winthrop's use & further 
saith not. Jur. cor. nos S. Bradstreet, Gov. 

Entered 29 June, 1685. 8 June, 1685. Sam. Skwall, Ass'. 

Attesc. Jsa Addington, Clrc. [Swjf. Deeds^ L. 13, p. 344.] 

Of William Grout less is known. He is supjjosed to have been a mariner, 
and, if the chler brother, mi_t;ht have been the Captain Growte referred to on p. 
3. He and his wife Sarah disappeared at Charlestown soon after the acquisi- 
tion of New York and New Jersey by the English, and arc believed, on evidence 
that may be hereafter given, to have removed to New Jersey, where his family, 
still piobably pronouncing their name Groot, accepted from their neighbors the 
then revered name of De Groot, and became absorbed by the Dutch, forgetting 
their English origin, but not, in 1833, their certain relationship to the " Groots of 
New England." William or his son John owned and entailed a splendid domain 
on Raritan River, upon which the town of Boundbrook is built. From him a 
respectable branch of the American Dc Groots have descended, who believe 
themselves to be of Dutch or French extraction. Of this branch was that fair 
and lovely one who gave me in earlier life her heart and hand, and whose prema- 
ture death drew me into communion with the departed, and prompted these 
efforts to allure others to the same fountain of solace and instruction. 

John Grout, afterwards Captain and Chirurgeon, in 1640 purchased a homestall 
of twelve acres in Watertown, of Capt. Tho. Cakebread, on which he, with his 
wife Mary, settled the same year. This lot was west of the Common, on which 
a meeting-house had been erected, and near the centre of the present township. 
In 1642 he married Sarah (Busby) Cakebread, the widow of the renowned Capt. 
Tho. C. and the daughter of Nicholas Busby of Wat. and Boston. By this mar- 
riage he came into possession of more lots in Wat., and on the decease of her 
fatlier he received, May 26, 1659, a deed of " housing and lands in W. formerly 
her father's, and valued at cf'65, and also £\0 for his daughter Sarah, for which 
he gave the executrix, Wid. Bridget B., his receipt." [SufT. Prob. 13, 344.] In 
1643, without disposing of his estate in W., he removed to Sudbury, and built his 
house in that part of the town which is now Wayland, and on the north side of 
the road nearly opposite the dwelling of the late Wid. Haj'ward. Here he be- 
came one of the principal proprietors and citizens of the town, and received the 
first year a grant of Cranberry swamp. As the new towns were not allowed 
commissioned officers, he, with the title of Sergeant, took the command of her 
training band and retained it until disqualified by age, rising, in the mean time, 
in dignity, but not in authority, through all the intervening grades up to that of 
Captain. In 1651 he was placed on a committee for determining the division 
line between Sudbury and Watertown. May 15, 1656, he, with others, addressed 
a communication to the General Court expressive of their " consent and ownage" 
of the action of the Court, deciding a disagreement among the inhabitants of 
Sudbury about their titles to certain lands. 

Oct. 7, 1662, a petition, numerously signed by the people of »S., including the 
principal citizens, was presented to the Court of Sessions, praying " that John 
Grout be allowed to practise the mystery of Chirurgery," which seems to have 
been granted, March 29, 1668, Ens. Grout sold four acres in Watertown to 
John Livermore ; and Sept. 4, 1668, he purchased for <£50, of John Brigham of 
Marlboro', fifteen acres in Sudbury. [^SufT. Deeds, 2. 175, and 4. 169.] On 
26. (7) 1676, he was despatched with a letter to the Gov. and Council in Boston, 
to acquaint them with the appearance of hostile Indians about Sudbury, and 
recommended as able to give further verbal information. He was then 60 years 



b GROUT. 

old, and his military talents so appreciated that to liim seems to have been mainly 
confided the service of defending the exposed settlement of Sndbury. 

On the morning of April 20, 1G76, the town was assaulted by about 500 Ind- 
ians and several houses set on fire ; but the inhabitants, under Capt. then Ens. 
Grout, " made a brave stand" of probably two or three hours in duration, until 
the arrival of Caj)t. Mason from Watertown, when they drove the Indians over 
Concord River and saved the rest of the town. Ensign Grout, says a record, 
" was courageous in repelling these assaults." In the bloody fights that ensued 
in the vicinity, Dr. Grout was doubtless called to dress the wounds of many, and 
to face dangers and hardships of which it is now difficult to conceive. He was 
not in the employ of the Government and entitled to pay. His services were 
vohnitary and yet not unrewarded. He was soon presented with a captaincy, 
then a substitute in the Colony for knighthood in England ; and the General 
Court, who made their last grant to the Narragansctt soldiers about seventy years 
after the war, in townships called Narragansctt No. 1, No. 2, &c., near N. H., 
as if more mindful of the services of Capt. Grout, passed an act, Oct. 13, 1660, 
allowing him to purchase of Indians 80 acres of a tract between Sudbury, Water- 
town and VVm. Jennings' grant, " if it belonged to Natick." Of this land, for 
a valuable sum in money and Indian corn, he received a deed, March 16, 1680-1, 
from Ahister Waban and John Magus. [Suff. D. 7. 349.] And when a dispute 
arose between Sudbury and Natick involving the validity of his purchase, the 
Gen. Court, after an investigation, enacted, June 4, 1685, that he " should lay 
out the 80 acres which he had purchased and possessed." [G. C. Rec] This 
tract, Oct. 13, 1695, he sold for a valuable sum to . [M. Deeds, 12. 249.] 

From the offices which he held we may infer his early reception into the 
church and admission to the freeman's oath, although records of the facts may 
not e.xist. Capt. Grout, like a legitimate son of an ancient knight, was of a mil- 
itary turn. He had probably served in 1637 as a soldier in the Pequod war, and 
taken lessons of his neighbor. Prof. Cakebread. These qualified him for the 
post to which, on a sudden, he was evidently called, and in which he rendered 
services worthy of grateful commemoration. 

" Capt. Grout was a worthy and prominent man, and of commanding influence 
in managing town affairs." Besides the care of the military of Sudbury for 
nearly forty years, he served the town thirty years as selectman, and seven years 
as town clerk ; and from the frequency of his apjiearance as a witness on various 
trials before the Court of Sessions it is evident tliat ho transacted much business, 
and that liis testimony was highly valued. Capt. G. died , 1697, aged 81. 

Copii of the IVill of John Grotil, Senior. 

In the name of God, Amen. I John Grout Sen'' of the tuwn of Sudbury being 
Sick vSc weake in Uody, but in Sound disj)osing memoric praise be given to God 
for the Same do make this my Last will and Testament in manner anil form as 
followelh That is to say first and |)rincipally I resign my Soul to ye Almighty 
Gnd my Creator assuredly hoping to obtaine a blessed Ressurection in Clirist 
Jesus my Lord and my Body I conmiit to the Earth to be descenily buried by 
the discretion of my Executors ht>rein after named. And all n)y worldly goods 
which the Lord hath Lent me I do dispose hereof as followetli 

Imprimis: I do give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Grout all the 
Upland Swampland and Mi-dow ground lying in Sudbury which I bought of John 
Brighum atxl Sarah his wife, (Exepting Six acres of Medow which lyeth in the 
great Riv('r .Meadow towards Concord) with all ye Town Rights priviledges and 
appurtenances thenmto blonging and appertaining. And also my will is that my 
Son the alluresuid Shall have all that my Upland and Meadow wd lyeth upon 



GROUT. 7 

)e Brook which leads from James Rosses to yc widow Knapps. benrimiing on the 
outh Side of vtj Brook at Rosses Bridge and so running Eastward bcMng bounded 
n the Nortii by ve Brooke aforesaid and on tlie South by yc County l\oad, and 
of the ditch in rhebeholc, and all my Land & Medow from the gutter w^' 
!omes out of Crambcrry Lolt to ye going over at Mary Knapps, Excepting the 
lidge at Beaver Damm of upland. And my son Siiall have half yc commonage 
elonging to ye s'' medow, and Ten acres of niedow at West Medow by Estima- 
on adjoining to ye Medow of ye widow liokir with ye Comonagc therunto be- 
jnging and the half part of my forty acre Lott next to Ephram as yc full of 
11 his part and portion from my Estate to have and to Hold to him and his heirs 

jrever Item — My will is that my Son Jonathan Grout Shall have all that 

art of my homestall which lyeth on the North and yc West of ye Brooke which 
jads from Rosses Bridge to Widow Knapps both Land and Meadow together 
nth the Land and Medow ground on the East side ol" the Brooke against the 
lill from Whales Bridge to ye North end of the Ditch in Phehe Hole with all 
•c houses EdifRces buildings Barns Mill houses Town Rights and privilcdgcs 
nd appurtanances thereunto belonging and appertaining. And also Ten acres 
f West Medow next to the Spring, iVum the Upland to the Brooke and also the 
lalf part of my Forty acre Lott at ye North end of the Lott as the full of his 
lart of my Lands To Have and to Hold to Him and his heirs forever. Item — 
give to my Son Joseph Grout of Watertown all my houseing Lands and Med- 
iws & rights which to me did belong and appertain in the Town of Watertown, 
lixcepting a farm which I have neertoMedup ; only my Son Joseph Grout Shall 
•ay unto my Son in Law Joseph Curtis ye summ of Twelve pounds in money 
I'ithin the space of three years after my decease. My Will is y'^ if my Son Jo- 
eph Grout die without heirs, Male, then the halfe of ye Said Land Shall return 
the Grouts — the other half to his own Daughters, which Shall be his full por- 
ion, To Have and to Hold to him and his heirs forever — Item — My Will is 
r*^ my Son in Law John Livermorc Shall have all that my farm of Seventy acres 
vhich lyeth by Mcdups in Watertown, he paying to my five grandchildren, which 
kly Daughter Elisabeth bore to Sam" Allen as the Children Shall Come of age 
re Sum of forty Shillings apeice. To John Livcrmore and his heirs To Have 
ind To Hold forever. Item — I give to my Daughter Susannah ye six acres of 
niedow which I bought of John Brigham lyinjj at the River Medow towards Con- 
:ord and ye half part of my New Grant Lott as her full p^ and portion to her 
md her heirs forever. Item — I give to my Daughter Abigail Curtis my six 
icres of Medow lying at Pantry and Twelve pounds in Money to be paid as 
ibove"^ as her full portion. Item — I give to my Daughter Mary Knapp forty 
ihillings in Money, to be paid by the Executors as her full portion. Item — I 
jive to my Son Jonathan Grout one pair ol oxen & his Choice of my Books & 
:ny Chest and Rapier and part of my wearing Clothes as his part and portion — 
item — I give to my dear and Loving Wife Sarah Grout Ten acres of Medow and 

Iix of Upland at West Medow to be at her own disposing And as for all ye rest 
f my Estate goods & Chattels which ye Lord hath Lent me, after my Debts 
aid, «Sj funeral Charges defrayed I do bequeath unto my Dear & Loving wife 
sarah Grout whom I Do make joint executrix with my Son Jonathan whom I do 
ippoint to be Joint Executor with her of this my Last will 6l Testament Revok- 
ng all other wills by me heretofore made In witness where of 1 have here unto 
et my hand and yc seal of ye s** office this 24"> day of January year of our 
Urd 1697 JOHN GROUT Sen'. 

and a seal. Signed Sealed and published 
in ye presence of us 
oseph Noyes Peter King Frances Fullam. Examined pr. Sam' Phipps Reg"". 

His estate was prized Aug. 10, 1697, at .£690.12, a large estate for his time. 



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CAPT. JOHN GROUT,' chiriirgeon, r. Watertown and Sudbury ; 

married Isl, Mary , who died about 1641 ; and 2d, Sarah (Busby) 

Cakebread, about 1042, who survived him. She was the daughter of 
Nicholas Busby from Norwich, Norfolk Co., England, who became one 
of the proprietors of Watertown. Capt. Grout had by his first wife 
only — 

I. John,- born S''. (G'"") 1641 : d. 1707. See Chap. I. 

II. Sarah,- b. 11 (10) 1643, (by 2d wife), d. 1702; m. John Locker 
of Sudbury. 

III. Joseph,- b. July 21, 1649 ; d. Sept. 1720. See Chap. II. 

IV. Abigail,^ b. Oct. 14, 1655 ; m. Feb. 5, 1677-8, Joseph Curtis of 

Sudbury; had, 1. Eplu-aim," 1680; 2. Abigail,'' who m. 1705, 
Capt. John Goulding of HoUiston — had Curtis,^ Aug. 3, 1710, 
the father of 1. Joseph, -* b. 1747, r. Eaton, N. Y. ; 2. John,^ b. 
1752, r. Sherborn ; 3. Eleazer,^ b. 1757, r. S. 

V. Jonathan,- Aug. 1, 1658, d. 1730. See Chap. III. 



VI. Mary,- Aug. 1, 1661 ; m. Sept. 19, 1688, Thomas Knap of Sud- 
bury, who "d. beyond sea prior to 1703," and had, 1. Sarah, ^ 
b. 1689, m. Oct. 20, 1715, Richard Orgels of Med ford ; 2. 
Mary,2 b. about 1691, m. March 20, 1719-20, Aaron Cutting, 
r. S. and Attlcboro'. 

VII. Susanna,- b. 1664, m. 1693, John Woodard of Sudbury, and had 
John,^ and Daniel."' [See Bond's Genealogies.] 

VIII. Elizabeth,- 1). , m. Dec. 16, 1683, Samuel Allen, b. at 

Lancaster. April 17, 1664, by whom she had five children ; she 
m. 2d, John Livcrmore of Watertown. 



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CHAPT. I. 

1. John Grout,2 jun. m. April 15, 1667, Rebecca Toll, b. Dec. 8, 1643, 

(Ig. of John T. of Sud. by wf. Catherine. He had been previously 
married to the daughter of liis stepmother, unless, in prosecuting a 
claim derived through her, he calls her former husband futher-in- 
law ; for, Mar. 22, 1670, he brought an action against Isaac Stearns 
and John Cadie of Watertown, for the detention of a farm " formerly 
belonging to his father-in-law, Tho. Cakebrcad." He seems to have 

resided for a time in Cambridge, and took the freeman's oath , 

1680. He returned to Sud. where he d. intestate, and his son John 
became his administrator. His estate was appraised Mar. 4, 1707-8, 
and completely settled Mar. 25, 1710. Edward took the homestead 
in S. and John his other lands, and gave bonds for the suj)port of the 
wid. Rebecca. [M. P. 11, 204.] He had at S. : 
I. Sarah,=» Jan. 21, 1667-8, who was um. in 1710. 

2. II. Rebecca,' June 4, 1670 ; m. John Buck. 

3. III. Elizabeth,' Nov. 8, 1673; m. Dea. James Brewer, of S. 1703. 
IV. Abigail,' June 19, 1676, pr. d. yg. 

V. John,' July 5, 1682, d. Feb. 14, '83. vi. John,3 1684, d. yg. 
6. 4. VII. John,' March 15, 1685-6; m. Margaret Adams. 
1.5. 5. VIII. Edward,3 June 6, 1688, d. Nov. 29, 1753 or '43; m. 1, Eleanor 
, and 2d, Martha Flagg or Clapp. 



4. 6. John,' s. in Sudbury, where, March 1, 1722, he sold to Wm. Cook, for 
.£250, two lots of upland, [S. D. 23, 312], and in 1725, with his 
brother Edward, conveyed another lot to Joseph Morse. Aug. 12, 
1751, he was appointed guardian to his sons Joseph and Daniel, and 
d. Feb. 17, or April 4, 1763, intestate. His widow Margaret [Ad- 
ams] afid Richard Hurd, were appointed, April 12, '63, to adminis- 
ter on his estate; and Joseph Curtis, Wm. Bulward and Richard 
Hurd to act as appraisers. [M. Prob.] He m. 2d, Margaret Adams, 
(pub. at Bos., Sep. 3, 1724), dg. of Joseph Adams of Concord, by 
wf. Margaret Eames, b. July 8, 1666, dg. of Tho. E. of Sherborn, 
by wf. Mary (Blanford) Paddleford, who, with her youngest children, 
was massacred by Indians Feb. 1, 1675-6, and the others carried 
into captivity. He had, 
i2. 7. I. John,* April 6, 1720, (by a former wife), " d. March 7, 1796, 
aged 77," minus 1 mo. ; m. Sarah Mason. 
Sarah,* Nov. 2, 1725 ; by wf. Margaret. 
Thomas,* Feb. 6, 1728, m. Abigail Parmenter. 
Elizabeth," Oct. 14, 1729; m. Jan. 15, '55, Joel Winship of Lex. 
Hannah,* Aug. 15, 17.32; m. Zeb. Allen of Barre, Oct. 1, 1761. 
Abigail,* March 16, 1735. 

Joseph," Jan. 20, 1737, d. 1775 ; m. Lydia Rice. 
Daniel,* Jan. 29, 1740 ; m. Dec. 28, 1763, Abigail Learned, b. 
Sep. 22, '45, and rm. to N. H. 
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5. 15. Edward,' s. at Sud. and afterwards rm. to Rutland, where he died. 

Ho ni. 1st, Eleanor , and 2d, April 25, 1717, Martha Flagg or 

Clapp, and had at S., 

1. Hannah,* Nov. 21, 1712, d. June 15, 1730. 
14. 16. H. E.lward,4 peb. 20, 1718, by 2d wf. M. ; m. Lydia Read. 
17. III. Martha,* pr. hv 2d wf. 

IV. Sanuiel,'i May 20, 1721, by 2d wf. ; d. Feb. 2, '56, um. and intes- 
tal(^ and Hopestill Bent was appointed to administer on his est. 
')2 18. V. William,* Aug. 12, 1728, m. Eunice Cutting. 

19. VI. Martha,* Dec.' 17, 1730 ; m. Jan. 22, '67, Joseph Moore. 

20. VII. Kezia,* Nov. 1, 1733. 

21. VIII. Micha,* Aug. 1739. 

7. 22. John,* m. 1st, Mary Addison, at Boston, Aug. 20, 1747, and 2d, Sarah 
Mason, 1752, dg. of Ebenezcr M. of Medfield, by wf. Dorothy 
Morse, [see my Memorial of the Morses, p. 20], and grd. dg. of 
Ebenezer Mason, and pr. gr. grd. dg. of Tho. M. of Mcdfd., who d. 

Sep. 23, 1765, a. 36 yrs. "Hc m. 3d, Sawin, and 4th, Widow 

Elizabeth Chamberlain, Dec. 9, 1779. He was a blacksmith, and r. 
at Medlield, 1750-60, and at Sherborn, 1760, until his death, March 
7, 1796. He had by 2d wf., 

23. I. Nathan,* Aug. 2, 1753, d. July 14, 1821, who served 2 ys. and 10 

m. as a soldier in the revolutionary army, and was in the battle of 
Bunker hill. He m. Polly Blake, fr. Wrentham ; s. in Medway as a 
blacksmith, and had, 

1. Roval,« April 21, 1787; d. .Tan. 11, 1825. 

2. Laura,* Jan. 16, 1790; d. April 1, 1819. 

24. 3. Polly,* July 17, 1796, d. Jan. 8, 1840; m. Siivanus Phipps of 

Fram. 

25. 4. Nathan,* Sep. 25, 1798; m. Ruthy Daniels, April 11, 1822, 

who d. Sep. 30, 1834 ; and 2d, Laura Ann Fay, fr. South- 
boro', April 11, '37, and had at Sherborn, 

1. Joseph DJ May 6, 1823; d. April 17, '43. 

2. Nathan,' Jan. 25, 1826 ; d. Sep. 25, '27. 

3. Nathan,' June 24, '28 ; d. April 14, '44. 

26. 4. Alfred,' A. M., Sep. 3, '30 ; rs. in Wis. 
.5. Infant son,' July 4; d. July 5, '33. 

27. 6. Franklin,' Dec' 26, '39. 

7. Lucius,' Feb. 8, d. Sep. 8, '43. 

28. II. Silas,-' b. March 31, 1755; d. April 26, 1820. He served five yrs. 

in the army of the revolution ; s. as a blacksmith in Sud., now Way- 
land ; m. Susamia ('lapp, Aug. 21, 1788, dg. of Dea. Joseph C, and 
b. March 16, 1760, d. Marcir8, 1842, and had, 

29. 1. Charles,* Jimc 3, 1789; m. April 24, 1818, Lucinda Adams, 

b. Aug. 23, '94, dg. of P)eni. A., and had, 

1. Clarissa A.' Sep. 5, 1819; d. May 23, 1836. 

30. 2. Eliza P.' Feb. 4, 1826. 

31. 3. Gen. Ilcnrti,' Dec. 28, 1828. 

32. 4. Charles,' Oct. 14, 1832. 

33. 2. Sully,e Sep. 23, 1793, d. April 18, 1851 ; m. Jan. 1, 1818, 

Rev. Jt)hn Bint Wight of Sud., and liad, 

34. 1. Martha Bridge', Oct. 30, 1819. 



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35. 2. Henry,' Jan. 16, '20 ; m. May 29, '48, Jabclln Mann, 

diT. of Jared M. of Orford, N. H., b. May 2, '27. 

36. 3. Sarah,' Dec. 11, '22; m. Jan. 11, '52, Rov. f^dwaid 

P. Bond of Honolulu, Sand. Is!., b. Aug. 10, '22 ; liad, 
Amos Lawrence," Feb. 4, '53. 
4. John,' Jan. 6, '25 ; d. Aug. 29, '41. 

38. 3. Jcrusba,* Feb. 26, 1795; m. April 30, '22, Newell Heard, b. 

Dec. 15, 1788, of Wavland; had, 

39. 1. Ahhij,' April 22,' '25; m. June 15, '47, Ellis Packard 

fr. N. Bridgewater, b. July 30, '20, and bad Clara G." 
Sep. 28, '49 ; Warren N.«, April 12, '52; Elmer C." 
March 8, '54; Marrion H.% Julv 9, '55. 

40. 2. John AJ June 22, 1828 : m. Nov. 6, 1851, Sarah E. 

Hawkes, b. Nov. 17, '32, dg. of Tbo. B. H. of Bos. 

41. 4. Susan,* Dec. 26, 1796, rs. urn. at Way. 

42. 5. Wm. Clapp,* Jan. 29, 1804, rs. uni. at W. 

43. III. Elias,* Feb. 28, 1757, d. April, 1835 ; m. Esther Clapp fr. Dcd., 

2d, Rhoda Jackson, and 3d, Eleanor Dadnium ; s. in Frain. and had, 

44. 1. Sophia,^ Autr 14, 1791, d. ; m. Joseph Rice of Ilopk. 

45. 2. Esther,^ July 27, 1795 ; m. Lewis BuUen of Sherb. 

46. 3. John,^ by 1st wf., April 10, 1793; 4. Maria,^ by 2d wf. ; 5. 

Mary,*" Nov. 9, 1799 ; 6. EliasC . 7. Elias,* d. yg. 

47. 8. Eleanor J.% Nov. 7, 1809, by 3d wf. ; in. Granville Bowditch, 

and has Galen' Ellen' George,' and Nathaniel.' 

48. 9. Olivia,* June 13, 1811 ; rs. urn. in Fram. 

49. 10. Royal,* Oct. 10, 1811 ; m. Marcia K. Eames, rs. F. and has 

Sarah,' Frederic' and Lucilla,' (d.) 

50. 11. Elias,* June 3, 1816; m. Nov. 21, 1839, Harriet Fisk fr. F., 

rs. in Ashland, which town he has represented in G. C. and 
served long as school commissioner, &ic. He was sent to 
England by the Jennings family to inquire after their reported 
claims to an estate left by a Jenning; had, 1. Chandler Muz- 
zi/,' Oct. 24, 1840 ; 2. Channinrr Fisk,' July 24, '48 ; 3. Ed- 
gar Pollen,' Dec. 25, '44 ; 4. Mary Soulard,' May 7, '50. 

55. IV. Sarah> March 6, 1759 ; d. at Medfield, 1808. 
V. Olive,* Aug. 28, 1761; d. 1844. 

56. VI. Royal,* April 8, 1763; d. 1786, from shipwreck in Boston harbor. 

57. vii.Bela,* July 29, 1765; d. Dec. 19, 1800. 



58. Thomas,^ m. Jan. 19, 1756, Abigail Parmenter, and 2d, Dolly Wood- 

ward, 1796; s. first at Sud. and rm. to Worcester and next to Spen- 
cer. Had, 

59. I. Isaac,^ April 13, 1757; m. 1st and 2d w, ; r. Winchendon ; 

had, 1. John,* ; 2. Phebe,* &c. by 1st wf. ; and by 2d wf. 1. Amasa,* 
and 2. Lewis,* who d. from a casualty. 
II. Hannah,* Feb. 21, 1759, at Sud.; d. young. 

64. HI. Jonathan,' June 2, 1762, at Worcester; d. July 13, 1849, at Spen- 

cer; m. April 20, 1786, Olive Jones, b. Feb. 5, 1762, d. Feb. 16, 
1848 ; had at S. 

65. 1. Hannah,* Feb. 24, 1788; m. March 19, 1812, Zerubbabel 

Baldwin, s. of Jos. B. fr. Maiden, and 2d, Dea. Luke Stone- 
of Oxford, and d. without issue. 



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66. 2. Jocl,« Dea., Aug. 11, 1789 ; in. March 31, 181.3, Nancy Crack- 

bone, b. Marcli 9, 1791, dg. of Joseph C. of Sherborii, by wf. 
Abigail Ciapp, and grd. dg. of .los. C. by wf. Lucy Coolcdge, 
dg. of Isaac C. Esq. of S. by wf. Hannah Morse, dg. of Capt. 
Joseph M., s. of Jos. M by wf. Hannah Pliillips, and grd. s. 
of Samuel Morse the Puritan; and had, 

1. Joseph,' Feb. 17, 1814, d. March 2, '14. 

2. Mary S: March 21, '15; d. July 4, '36, urn. 

3. Harriet.,' July 26, '17, d. March 31, '39; m. Chs. F. 
Rierel. 

4. Ann MJ March 8, '19 ; m. Dec. 3, '38, Wm. Henry ; 
has George,^ Charles,^ Mary,* Albert,* Lewis.* 

5. Sarah,' Jan. 16, '23 ; m. June 25, '44, Stephen B. 
Witherell, rs. Ware ; has Henry P.% Harriet L.* Ella 
M.« 

6. Hannah,' Nov. 27, '25; m. Nov. 4, '45, Roswell S. 
Watson ; has Mary A.*, Emmaette.* 

7. Adeline,'' Jan. 3, '28 ; m. Jan. 13, '53, Sanford Snow, 
rs. Ware ; has George S.* 

8. John Newton,' June 30, '30 ; m. Nov. 14, '52, Eliza 
Bond, rs. Leicester. 

9. Joseph C Dec. 30, '32. 
Abigail,* Aug. 14, 1791 ; m. Rufus Rich, rs. S. ; had, 1. Ru- 

fus,' 2. Tatnerson,' 3. Edwin,' 4. Alfred.' 
John,* Feb. 11, 1793; d. March 17, 1820, at Dorch., urn. 
Sarah,* Oct. 5, 1794; m. John Rich of Cliarlton ; had, 1. 
John,' 2. Daniel,' 3. George,' 4. Sarah,' 5. Olive,' 6. Bra- 
man,^ 7. Marshall.' 
Jeremiah,* Esq., June 7, 1796, rs. a trader at S. ; m. HannaJ 
Nye, dg. of John N. of Now Braintree ; had, 

1. John N.' March 8, 1822, rs. Chicago; m. Martlia L 
Kibby ^w Somers, Ct. ; has Alston E.* 

2. Eleanor P.' April 17, 1823 ; m. John L. Bush of N 
Brookficld ; had Ella F." (d.). Clary M.* Oct. 14, '51 

3. George,' July 13, '24, d. Jan. 13, '25. 

4. Geo. Frederic,' Aug. 25, '25: m. Mary E. Livermorc 
rs. S. ; had Edward L.» Nov. 14, '55. 

5. Frances J.' Feb. 15, 1827 ; m. Phineas Sparguc, rs 
Maiden ; had John,* Charles S.*, Ella F.* (d.) 

6. Horace A.' Mar. 20, '29 ; m. Elvira A. Haywood, rs. S 
7. Otis,* Feb. 20, 1798, rs. S. ; m. Sally (^.uilford. and 2d. Salh 

Wheat ; had, 1. Eliza,' m. Parker; 2. Otis' ; 3. Mil 

Ham,' rs. Worcester ; 4. Charles' ; 5. EmcHnc' ; 6. Russell' 
7. Hirain.' 
98. 8. Silas,* Ji,n(< 7, 1800, rs. S. ; m. Roxana Draper, and 2d, Eliz) 

Draper; had, 1. Silas,' (d.) ; 2. Nancij,' m. Warren Wilsi 

rs. Albany; M.Ellen,' m. Smith, r.s. Worcester; 4 

Edwin,' rs. S. um. ; 5. Sarah' m. John Tiivin^son, rs. ^^^ 

6. Marshall,' (d.) ; 7. Hannah,' m. W thcrell, ra 

Doug., and by 2d wf., S. Ro.rana.' 
105. 9. Lory,* Dec. 21', 1804 ; m. Laura Luther, rs. S. ; h d, I. Geo 

m. Ellen Scott, rs. Leicester ; 2. Hiram,' rs, \V. ; 3. Brt^ 
man,'' rs. Lcices. ; 4. Laura Ann' ; 5. Martin ; 6. Olive.' 



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112. IV. John,* b. Mar. 14, 1765, served as a soldier in the war of the rev- 

olution ; m. in early life Eii/.ahetli Upiiam, b. at Spencer, Mar. 21, 
1769, dg. of Jacob'U. by iiis 2d \vf. Zeriiiali (Hubbard) Smitli, wid. 
of James S. of Worcester, who d. in tlu; French war of 1755. He 
s. at Westminster, Vt., where he d. Nov. 11, 1813, and his widow 
Elizabeth d. July 8, 1847. They had, 

113. 1. Hannah,* Dec. 8, 1786, d. Jan. 27, 1808; m. Israel Keyes of 

Putney, Vt. 

114. 2. John,^ Aug. 17, 1788, s. at Newfane, d. Oct. 16, 1851, at Brat- 

tleboro', Vt. ; m. Azubah Dunklee of B. ; had, 

115. 1. Leicis,'' Jan. 28, 1815, grad. at Yale Col. and Thco. 

Sem. And. ; m. Lydia Bates of Springfield, Vt., rs. a 
missionary of A. B. of C. F. M. at Umsunduzi, in S. 
Africa. 

116. 2. Admalhn,' A. M., b. Feb. 19, 1817: grad. at Dart. 

Col., studied Theology at Un. Theo. Sem. New York, 
and d. in Kansas, Sep. 6, '55. 

117. 3. Hannah,' May 9, '19, rs. at Brattlcboro'. 

118. 4. Syh^ester Bishop,'' Feb. 7, '22; m. Nancy R.Montague 

of Guilford, Vt. ; rs. B. 

119. 5. Paulinus Scolt,' Nov. 18, '23; d. Mar. 14, '47, at B. 

120. 6. Isaac Ausiis,'' March 2, '26, rs. Putney. 

121. 7. Chester Gilherl.,'' Apiil 3, '28; m. Emelinc Washburn 

of Sprincfield, Vt. ; rs. III. 

122. 8. Heiinj Marli/n,' A. M., b. May 14, '31, grad. at Wms. 

Col. ; m. Frances Jane Foster of Ludlow, Vt. ; was 
licensed to preach by Wind. Assoc, Oct. '56, and is 
Prin. of the Acad, at W. Brattlcboro'. 

123. 9. John Milo,' April 13, '35, rs. at Putney. 

124. 3. Zeruiah,« July 9, 1790, d. March 13, 1830, at Putney, Vt. ; m. 

Horace Bliss of Springfield, Mass. 

125. 4. Daniel,* Oct. 23, 1792, d. Aug. 6, 1852, at Richland, N. Y. ; 

m. Lovina Willard of Westminster. 

126. 5. Isaac,* Aug. 9, 1794, rn. Luscba Webb of Rockingham ; rs. a 

merchant at Putney. 

127. 6. Abigail,* July 12, 1796, d. Jan. 1, 1856; m. Harvey Bliss of 

Springfield, Mass. ; had Edxoin^ and Isaac,'' missionaries in 

Turkey ; and a dg. m. Rev. Van Lennep, a missionary 

also in T., and a dg. m. Rev. A. Montgomery, missionary in 
the Western country. 

132. 7. Joseph,* July 25, 1798 ; m. Ro.\ana Richardson of Walpole, 

N. H. ; rs. at Guilford, Vt. 

133. 8. Lewis,* Aug. 18, 1800, d. Sep. 1, 1802. 
9. Eliza,* Aug. 21, 1802, d. Sep. 1, 1804. 

134. 10. Betsev,* Jan. 15, 1805, m. Chs. White, rs. at Westmoreland, 

N. ii. 

135. 11. Sylvester,* April 14, 1S07; m. Nov. 30, 1830, Cassandra 

Hunt, b. Marcli 9, 1803, rs. at Westminster, Vt. ; had, 1. 
Mary EJ May 12, 1834 ; 2. Henry,' Feb. 6, '37, d. Sep. 
25, '38 ; 3. Fannie MJ Nov. 18, '38 ; 4. George HJ June 
14, '40, d. Aug. 10, '40; 5. Lydia A.' Aug. 11, '41; 6. 
Eleanora; July 4, '43 ; 7. Catherine EJ Sep. 12, '48. 



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141. 12. Sally,* Nov. 8, 1809 ; m. May 27, '.30, John H. Lovcjov, vs. 

Bradford, Mass.: had, 1. Samuel,'' July 17, '31; 2. f/,o. HJ 
Mav 14, '33 ; 3. Geo. EJ June 30, '43 ; 4. Lxicy EJ Nov. 
29,' '47. 

142. 13. Nancy ,6 Feb. 24, 1812, m. Dwight llohon ; rs. Rocking'm, Vt. 



13. 143. Josr|)h,* r. in Sj)cncor, m. Lydia Rice, Oct. 18, 1765, and d. intestate, 
1775. Slie administered on his estate, whicli was appraised at .£405. 
Tlio. Grout acted as her attorney, April 8, 1777, in completing the 
settlement, when the estate was reduced to 12s. No children are 
mentioned on Spencer or Wore. Co. Records. 



16. 144. Edward,^ jun., m. 1737, Lvdia Read, s. first at Sud. and afterwards at 
Rutland". May 26, 1739, he bought for £'250, of Benj. Woods of 
Marlb., 99 acres in Rutland, laid to the rights of Lots Nos. 55 and 
57; and April 20, 1743, (he then of R.) purchased for £\20, of 
Wm. Harper of R., 115 acres in the same town. [W. D. 15, 548, 
and 18, 7.] He had at S. 

144. I. Lydia,* March, 1745, pr. '45-6, m. June 1, 1775, Daniel Jennings 

of Holliston, and rm. 

145. II. Joseph,* Aug. 19, 1748. 

146. III. Mary,* March 9, 1756, m. July 15, 1777, Abncr Fisk of Holliston, 

(b. 1754), and rm. to N. Y. 

147. IV. Lois,* March 19, 1758, m. Daniel Morse, Esq., r. Bn okfield, Ms., 

and Herkimer, N. Y. ; had, 

1. Nancy ,^ Sep. 16, 1783; m. Mr. Bridge, rs. Brooklyn, N. Y., 

the mother of George Bridge,^ Esq., of New York, and 
Chm-les,^ A. M. do. 

2. Daniel,* Nov. '85; 3. Horace,* Jan. 5, '87, r. Norwalk, O. 
4. Harvey Grout,* Nov. 17, '88; d. Sep. 17, 1828, r. N. ; was 

the father of Phebe, wf. of Hon. i\Iyron H. Tilden of Cin- 
cin. O., and of Daniel Morse, M. D., of Lockport, N. Y. 
He was a principal projector of the Ohio Canal, in relation 
to which he exchanged ab. 300 letters with Dewitt Clinton. 
V. Samuel,* July 10, 1760, (a Samuel bought 30 acres in Rutland, of 
John Grout,) and pr. others born at Rut. 



18. 152. William," s. at Sud., m. .Tan. 8, 1751, Eunice Cutting, b. May 5, 1728, 
dg. of Geo. C. of Watertown, by wf. Mary Brown ; entered the army 
and was re|)orted among the missing at the battle near Lake George, 
July 20, 175S. He had, 1. Wm.* June 25, 1755; m. Marcli 7, '77, 
Hannah Jennison, and 2d, April, '79, Sarah Jennison of Natick. 

N. B. — l"\)r any additions hereafter reported for the above or ensuing Chap- 
ters, see SiippleiiKMit. 



GROUT. 15 

CHAPT. II. 

[Repokted ruiscii'ALLY UY Miss Eliza Grout Gale.] 

1. Joseph Grout,' No. III., settled in Watertown, was styled cooper and 

carpenter, and became one of a mining co. witli He/. Usher of Bos. 
and Jacob BuUard of W. and others, who bought ol' Christopher Hall 
the right to all mines and minerals found and to be found on his land 
near Cold Spring in Groton. This suggests the origin of a tunnel, 
shown me as the work of Spaniards,.' excavated under a hill near a 
brook west of G., which yields iron pyrites and yellow mica. He 
settled on the original homestead of 12 acres in \V., which he sold 
Dec. 10, 1695. [M. I). 12, 145.] He made his will Sep. 1, 1720, 
which was proved Nov. 4, 1720, providing for his wid. Susanna, and 
giving to his dg. Susanna Smith c£25, to dg. Mehetabcl Grout =£'50, 
to be paid them in eight years after his decease. He made Joseph 
his executor and residuary legatee. [M. P. 16, 162.] He m. about 
1680, Susanna Hagar, dg. of VVm. H. of W. by wf. Mary Bemis, 
and had at W., 

2. I. Susanna,'' March 31, 1681 ; m. March 23, 1710, Zach. Smith. 

3. n. Joseph,^ Feb. 6, 1682-3 ; m. Mary Rogers. 

4. III. Mehetabel,' who was unm. 1720. 



5. Joseph,^ m. Jan. 3, 1716-17, Mary (Harrington) Rogers, wid. of Dan- 
iel R., and dg. of Edward Harrington of W. by wf. Mary Ocington. 
He resided at W. until 1733. March 3, 1732-3, he purchased of 
Oliver Ward, for 0^890, a house, barn, and 75 acres at Westboro', 
[W. D. 7, 530], and d. there intestate 17.59. His son Jona. as adm. 
presented an inventory of his estate, April 9, 1759, which had been 
reduced to c£49.18.5. '[W. P. 6, 127.] He had by wf. Mary at Wat. 

6. I. Mindwcll,'' Nov. 17, 1718, d. June 8, '41; m. Nov. 11, 1735-6, 
Silas Brigham, s. of David and Mary of Westboro'. 

7. II. Susanna,* Mar. 27, 1720, d. Mar. 17," 1816 ; m. Col. Levi Brig, 
ham, (bro. of Silas), June 6, 1745. 

8. III. Mehitabel,* Feb. 5, 1726, d. Aug. 30, '95; m. 1749, Moses Brig- 
ham, s. of Nathan of Southboro'. 

9. ly. Joseph,* Nov. 2, 1727, d. Aug. 1, '98 ; m. Sarah Rice, dg. of Seth 
R. of Northboro'. 

10. V. Jonathan,* June 2, 1730, d. Dec. 3, 1801 ; m. Dec. 4, '61, Han- 
nah Merriam, dg. of Dea. M. of (rrafton. 

11. VI. Sarah,* bap. Sept. 24, 1732 ; d. in infancy. 
16. 12. VII. Daniel,* March 30, 1736-7, at Westboro''; m. Eliz. Adams of G. 



6. 13. Mindwell,* m. Silas Brigham, who d. Mar. 11, 1791, r. Shrewsb. ; had 
i9. 14. I. Jemima,* March 23, 1736 ; m. 1766, Constantino Hardy. 
II. Mary,* April 19, 1739, d. Jan. 14, 1740. 

H. 15. III. David,* 1740, d. Sep. 27, 1824; m. Mar 21, 1766, Mercy 

j Maynard, who d. Nov. 10, 1766. 

'7. 16. Susanna (Grout) Brigham, distinguished for pleasing and dignified 
manners and energy of character, was highly respected through a 



16 GROUT. 

\onrr life of 96 yrs. She m. Col. Levi Brigham, b. Aug. 21, 1717, 

(1. Feb. 1, 1787," r. Wc-stboro'; had, 

72. 17. I. Levi,* Aug. 26, 1741, d. 1821; m. Tabitlia Ilanly. 

II. Joseph,* Dec. 21, 1717, d. Feb. 15, 1760. 

III. Elijab,* Jan. 11, 1750, d. 1750. 

82. 18. IV. Elijah,* Hon., July 7, 1751, d. Feb. 22,1818; m. Sept. 21, 

1780, Anna Sophia Parknian. 
88. 19. V. Siisafina,* Jan. 29, 1754, d. Nov. 10, 1834; m. Jan. 9, 1777, 

Hreck Parknian. 
93. 20. VI. Winslow,* June 18, 1756, d. Sep. 4, 1837; in. 1782, Alice 
Gushing. 
VII. Josiah,* Aug. 12, 1758, d. unm. Jan. 9, 1788. An eminent 

pliysician in Westboro'. 
VIII. Mindwell,* Aug. 10, 1760, d. unm. Feb. 1, 1784. 

IX. Anna,* May 28, 1763, d. May 30, 1790. 

8. 21. Meliitabcl,* m. Moses Brigham, b. 1722, d. Dec. 3, '69, r. Westbo. ; had 
102. 22. I. Sarah,* April 18, 1750, d. Aug, 20, 1827 ; m. July 2, 1772, Jon- 
athan Forbes or Forbush. 

112. 23. II. Moses,* May 31, 1753 ; m. Wealthy Johnson of Lebanon, Ct. 

120. 24. III. Phinehas,* Julv 23, 1755; m. April 29, 1779, Lvdia Batherick. 

125. 25. IV. Mehitabel,* Jan. 31, 1758, d. Dec. 11, 1844 ; m. "l775, John Fay 

of \\'estboro'. 

134. 26. V. IObcnez(;r,-' March 3, 1761; m. Judith Hasseltinc of Wcstboro' 

140. 27. VI. Marv,* July2, 1764; m. abt. 1792, Dr. Amasa Braman of Sutton. 

142^. 28. VJi. Joseph,* A.M., Sep. 23, 1766, d. Sep. 10, 1821 ; m. Sarah Woods. 

9. 29. Joseph,'' m. 1754, Sarah Rice, b. July 3, 1734; d. June 10, 1808; 

r. Westboro' ; had 

143. 30. I. .losepii,* M.D., Dec. 3, 1755; m. '81, Phebe, dau. of Job Pufler. 
II. Benjamin,* M. D., April 22, 1757; d. unm. Feb. 3, 1783. 

149. 31. HI. William,* April 18, 1758; m. Rebecca Woodbury. 

1.55. 32. IV. Sarali,* Mar. 24, 1760, d. June 29, 1841 ; m. about 1783, Fred- 
erick Keves of Acvvorth, N. H. 

162. 33. v. Ebenezer,* Cr)l., Jan. 6, 1762, d. July 9, 1850; m. 1793, Polly 
Houston of Acwortii. 

168. 34. VI. Seth,* Esq., .Ian. 16, 1764, d. ^hirch 1823; m. Oct. 21, 1794, 
Susanna, dg. of Phinehas llaskel of Westboro'. 

171. 35. vii. Samuel,* Dec. 8, 1765, d. July 30, 1827 ; m. June 7, 1795, Eliz- 
abeth, dg. of Phin. (ileason of West!).; 2d, Wid. Susan (El- 
liot) Morse of Spencer. 
VIII. Mindwell,-^ Dec. 1, 1768, d. unm. 1788. 

181. 36. i.x. Elizabeth,* Aug. 6, 1770: m. June 8. 1850, Jonas Galcof Sut. 

X. Dorothy,* May 19, 1772, d. N«v. 30, '76. 
XI. Lucy,* Jidv 6, 1774 ; d. Sep. 17, '75. 

182. 37. XII. Lucy,* Juiie 30, 1776; m. July 30, 1795, Benj. Clark of Westb 

10. 38. Jonathan,* m. Hannah Merriam, wlio d. his wid., March 24, 1811, 
r. \\'estboro' ; iind 

185. 39. I. Jonathan,* Rev., A. M., April 11, 1763, d. June 6, 1835; m. 

S.'p. 27, 1796, Polly Taylor. 

186. 40. 11. Hannah,* Jan. 8, 1765 ; m. 1790, Dea. Nath'l Newton of Ilawlcy 



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41. III. Miiry,* Feb. 16, 1767 ; m. Mar., 1803, Zebedce Reading of Graf 
IV. Sarah,^ Oct. 25, 1769 ; d. unm. 

42. V. Ruth,* Sept. 30, 1770 ; m. Sept. 25, 1794, Edward Glover. 

43. VI. Moses,* Feb. 1, 1773; m. Oct. 14, 1804, Catharine Warren. 

44. VII. Sarah,* March 19, 1775; m. Moses Hall of Spencer. Nochil. 
VIII. Nancy or Anna,* 1798, d. Aug. 1, 1807. 

45. IX. Susan,5 1780, d. Dec. 27, 1837 ; m. Oct. 14, 1804, John Warren 

of Grafton. 

46. Daniel,-* m. Elizabeih Auams, b. March 18, 1744, d. Aug. 15, 1822, 

dg. of Nath'l A. of Grafton ; s. on a farm bet. Westbo. and G. and 
rm. 1777, to Acworih, where he d. Julv 15, 1809 ; had, 

47. I. Daniel,* M. D., Feb. 29, 1763, d. Oct. 2, 1802 ; ni. Feb. 1, 1789, 

Azubah Rockwood ; had only Nancy, m. Dr. Tho. Barrett 
of Chester, Vt. 
II. Andrew,* Oct. 24, 1764, d. Oct. 12, 1836 ; m. Iluldah Keyes. 

III. Elizabeth,* Oct. 23, 1766; m. Tho. Dodge of Acworth. 

IV. Polly,* Aug. 26, 1768, d. June 8, 1807 ; m. Amos Keyes. 
V. Lucy,* Aug. 3, 1770, d. Jan. 8, 1819 ; m. Edwd. Slader of Ac. 

VI. Alexander,* June 6, 1772, d. Oct. 3, 1841 ; m. Esther Fisher, 
r. Francistown. 

53. VII. Nathaniel,* July 1, 1774, d. Feb. 14, 1844, sine prole; m. Lu- 
cinda Slader, who d. 1806, and 2d, Mary Davis. 
VIII. Sally,* Aug. 9, '76, d. June 17, 1807; m. Gowen Gilmorc,Esq. 
IX. John,5 May 27, '78, at Ac, d. July 4, '38 ; m. Hannah Stebbins. 
X. Mindwell,* Aug. 2, 1780, d. March 27, 1812 ; m. Elisha Park, 

manufacturer, r. Ac. 
XI. Mart^,* Dec. 3, '82 ; m. James M. Warner, r. A. 

XII. Linda,* Dec. 28, '85 ; m. Bezaleel Beckwith ; 2d, Prouty 

of Royalston. 
XIII. Leonard,* Feb. 29, 1787, d. Dec. 19, 1790. 

59. Jemima,* m. Constantine Hardy, d. 1777, s. of Phineas H., r. West- 

boro' ; had, 

60. I. Mindwell,* Nov. 27, 1763; m. Mav, '85, Elijah Whitney of W. 

61. II. Constantino,* Jan. 10, 1767 ; m. Sally Flagg.' 
III. Rachel,* April 21, 1769; d. unm. 

62. IV. Silas,* May 17, 1771 ; m. Beulah Forbush. 

63. V. Mary,* April 30, 1773; m. Goldthwaite of Northbridge. 

VI. Tabitha,* March 26, 1775 ; d. unm. Dec. 15, 1841. 

VII. Prudence,* Oct. 18, 1777 ; d. unm. Dec. 12, 1841. 



64. David Brigham,* m. Mercy Maynard, who d. Nov. 10, 1766, and 2d, 
'68, Martha Chamberlain of Westboro', who d. Aug. 9, 1807 ; and 
3d, 1809, Hannah Marcv of Brooklyn, Ct. ; r. Shrewsbury ; had, 

Nathaniel,* July 27, 1769. 

Edmund T.g, March 9, 1771. 

Mercy,* June 10, 1773, d. Aug. 28, 1776. 

Prescott,* June 24, 1775, d. Sept. 22, 1776. 

David,* Aug. 6, 1777, d. Aug. 26, 1780. 

Prescott,* 1780. 

Martha,* March 6, 1782 ; m. Balch Dean. 
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69. viii. Mercy,* March 21, 1784 ; m. 1806, John Rider. 

70. IX. David,^ Aug. 15, 1786; m. a dg. of David Ripley, grad. at H. 

U. 1810, practised law in Greenfield and Fitchburg, and died 
in Iowa, 1843. 

71. X. Ebenezer,6 i789. 

XI. Luther,* 1791, d. Aug. 27, 1793. 

17. 72. Levi Brigham,* m. .luly 9, 1771, Tabitha Hardy, r. Fitzwilliam ; bad, 

73. I. Lydia,6 Aug. 24, 1772 ; m. Ephraim Phillips of Fitzw. 

74. II. Joseph,* June 2, 1774 ; m. FuUam. 

75. III. Hannah,* March 12, 1777 ; m. Perry. 

76. IV. Levi,* Dec. 19, 1778 ; m. Mary Ayer. 

77. V. Tabitha,* Sept. 30, 1780 ; m. Capt. Wright. 

78. VI. Anna,6 April 26, 1782 ; m. Capt. Kendall. 

79. VII. Rufus,* Nov. 2, 1783, d. May 27, 1802. 

80. VIII. Mindwell,* April 11, 1785; m. Scott. 

81. IX. Susannah,* April 30, 1790; m. Potter. 

18. 82. Elijah Brigham,* Hon., grad. at Dart. Col., s. in Westboro' as a mer- 

chant ; was 12 years a member of the Senate, 2 do. of the Ex. 
Council, 16 yrs. Judge of the C. C. P., and a mem. of Congress fr. 
1810 until his death at Washington, Feb. 22, 1818. He m., Sep. 
21, 1780, Anna Sophia Parkman, dg. of Rev. Eben'r P. of M'., 
who d. Nov. 26, '83 ; and 2d, Apr. 20, '86, Wid. Sarah Hammock, 
who d. March 22, '87 ; and 3d, Dec. 16, '92, Sarah, b. July 28, 
1756, d. Feb. 5, 1838, the dg. of the sage and sainted Patriot, Gen. 
Ward ; had, 

83. I. Anna Sophia,* July 26, 1781 ; m. Mar. 9, ^^13, Joseph F. Board- 

man of Hopkinton. 

84. II. Elijah,* April 21, 1783; m. March, 1806, Nancy, dg. of Col. 

Nathan Fisher of Westboro'. 

85. III. Sally,* Jan. 27, 1787 ; m. Oct. 1821, John Gregory of Chariest. 

86. IV. Anna Maria,6 July 14, 1794, by 3d wf. ; m. Oct. 12, 1818, Eb- 

enezcr Morgan Phillips, Esq. from Charlton, rs. Westboro'; 
had Sarah Bri^ham,' Sep. 1, 1822 ; John G: d. '53. 
V. Sally Sophronia,* Dec. 22, 1795 ; d. Dec. 3, 1810. 
VI. Dana Ward,* March 9, 1797; d. unm. Nov. 23, 1830. 
VII. Susanna VValtcr,^ May 4, 1798 ; d. Dec. 24, 1825. 

87. VIII. Catharine Martha,^ Jan. 21, 1801 ; m. Feb. 18, 1830, George 

H. Lowe of Ashburnham. 



19. 88. Susanna,* m. Breck Parkman, Esq., an excellent man and highly 
respected merchant of Westboro', b. Jan. 27, 1748-9, the s. of Rev. 
Eben'r P., the 1st minister of W., and d. Feb. 3, 1825 ; had, 

89. I. Hannah Breck,* Oct. 22, 1778, d. Sep. 6, 1834 ; m. June 25, 

IHOl, Dr. John E. Tyler of Boston. 

90. 11. Susan Brigham,* April 13, 1781 ; m. Oct. 5, 1809, Rev. Elisha 

Rockwood, D. D. 

91. III. Charles,* May 26, 1785, d. Sep. 13, 1834; m. 1811, Joanna P. 

Fay, dg. of Jona. Fay of Concord. 
IV. Robert Breck,* Sep. 29, 1789, d. unm. April 30, 1855. 
V. Nancy,* Dec. 31, 1792, d. Jan. 1, 1807. 



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VI. Mary A.% May 12, 1796, d. Dec. 23, 1812. 
92. vii. Charlotte Sophia,* Feb. 5, 1800 ; in. May 13, 1824, George 
Denny, merchant of Boston. 



93. Winslow* Brigham, m. Alice Gushing, b. July 23, 1757, d. Feb. 7, 

1847, dg. of Col. Job G. of Shrewsbury, r. Northboro' ; had, 

I. Emorv,' Sep. 22. 1782, d. '83 ; ii. Emory,'' Jan. 5, '84, d. '85. 

94. III. Nathaniel,* Oct. 7, 1785; m. Dorothy Ball, b. April 11, 1786. 

95. IV. Alice,* March 11, 1787; m. April 22, 1812, Scth Rice, son of 

Deacon Seth of Northboro'. 

96. V. Josiah,* Sep. 1, 1788; m. Nov. 23, 1814, Elizabeth, dg. of John 

Fiske of Northboro'. 

97. VI. Lucv G.% Sep. 27, 1789; m. 1, Jesse Morse of Spencer; 2d, 

Mav 3, 1847, Nathan White. 
VII. Nancy",* Oct. 1, 1791, d. May 1, 1792. 

98. VIII. Nancy,* Dec. 2, 1792 ; m. 1839, Maj. Eli Prouty of Spencer. 

99. IX. Emory,* April 16, 1794 ; m. Lucy Corbett. 

100. X. Mindwell,* May 5, 1796 ; m. Abram Brigham, s. of Dr. Daniel 
XI. Winslow,* Dec. 11, 1797, d. 1818. [of Berlin. 

101. XII. Lydia,* Aug. 11, 1799; m. Thos. T. Farnsworth of Groton. 



102. Sarah,* m. Dea Jonathan Forbes or Forbush, who d. June 15, 1805 ; 

r. W^estboro' ; had, 

103. I. Moses,* April 18, 1773 ; m. 1797, Abigail Baker. 

104. II. .Ionathan,6 Dec. 6, 1775; m. Jan. 17, 1802, Esther Chamberlain. 

105. III. Holland,* July 7, 1777; m. Nov. 7, 1803, Polly, dg. Gol. Moses 

Wheelock of Westboro'. 

106. IV. Ephraim,* Sep. 17, 1779 ; m. Mary, dg. of Maj. Goddard of And. 

107. V. Sarah,* Oct. 13, 1782; m. May, 1815, John Sanborn of Westb. 

108. VI. Hannah,* April 18, 1785 ; m. 1819, Silas Maynard of Westb. 

109. VII. Elias,* Aug. 10, 1789 ; m. Sep. 1811, Mary Wadsworth of Graf. 

110. VIII. Nancy,* May 24, 1790; m. 1812, Sam'l Chamberlain of Westb. 

111. IX. Achsah,* June 22, 1794; m. Nov. 30, 1815, Eli Chamberlain, 

son of Daniel of Westb. 



112. Moses* Brigham, r. Hanover, N. H., where he d. ; m. Wealthy John- 

son, and 2d, Lucinda Tiffany of Warren, N. H. ; had, 

113. I. Wealthy C.*, m. John Ham. 

114. II. Bela B.*, m. 1, Hannah Davenport; 2, Abby Whitney. 

115. III. Susan L.*, m. John Munroe ; iv. John H., d. unm. 

116. V. Fanny,* by 2d wf. ; m. Seneca Allen. 

117. VI. Lucy M.*, m. Abram Twa.x. 

118. VII. George D.*, d, 1837 ; viii. Maria,' d. unm. 

119. IX. Sophia A.*, m. Carlos Colton. 



120. Phinehas* Brigham, r. Westboro'; m. Lydia Bathcrick, dg. of David 

B. of Westboro', r. W. ; had, 

121. I. Eli,* May 3, 1780; m. Asenath Warren of Westb. 

122. II. Phinehas,* March 28. 1782; m. Mar. 19, 1805, Lydia Wilkins. 

123. III. Willard,* Sep. 20, 17^4; m. Nov. 21, 1810, Betsey Sherman. 
IV. Lydia,* Sop. 23, 1787, d. '91 ; v. Nahum,* Feb. 10," 1790, d. '92. 
VI. Stephen,* June 3, 1792, d. unm. in Upton. 

124. VII. Lambert,^ June 7, 1794, m. 



■fO GROUT. 

25. 125. Mchitabel," m. John Fay, who d. June 9, 1837, r. Westboro'; had, 
12G. I. Polly,* Dec. 22, 1778 ; m. Elias Miller. 

II. Mchitable,'^ Feb. 20, 1781, d. March 5, '81. 
III. Mehituble,' March 19, 1782, d. unm. '54. 

127. IV. John,* April 19, 1784; ni. March 13, 1808, Elizabeth, dg. oi 

Daniel Noyes. 

128. V. Joseph,* Sep. 27, 1786 ; m. 1815, Eunice, dg. Peter Fay, Southb 

129. VI. Lucy,* Jan. 26, 1789; m. Willard Gates of Worcester. 

130. VII. Edward,* July 19, 1791 ; m. Priscilla Price of Albany. 

131. VIII. Sukey, Sep. 30, 1794; tn. April 11, 1821, Jonas Stone. 

132. IX. Josiah,* Dec. 29, 1797 ; m. 1839, Mary, dg. David Warren of W, 

133. X. Charles M.^, Sep. 24, 1803 ; m. Mrs. Althea R. Waters of Char) 
XI. Nancy M.*, b. April 15, 1805, d. unm. March 28, 1839. 

26. 134. Ebenezer,* m. Judith Hasseltine, r. Townsend ; had, 

135. I. John,* m. Orpha Hasseltine. 1.36. ii. Moses.* 137. iii. Ly- 
man.* 138. IV. Judhh,* m. Judson Murdock. 139. v. Weal- 
thy,* m. Elijah Allen. 



27. 140. Mary,* m. Dr. Amasa Braman, r. Millbury ; had, 

141. I. Dana Augustus,* Aug. 1794, A. B., Brown Univ. 1815, m. Eliza 

dg. of Elijah Burbank, Millbury. 

142. II. Mary,* m. Dr. William Benedict of M. 
142.^. III. Ann,* m. Le Barron Putnam of Sutton. 



28. 1429. Joseph Brigham,* A. M. Dart. Col., a lawyer, m. Sarah Woods, b 
June 9, 1776, d. Feb. 21, 1806, r. Marlboro' where he d. ; had, 
I. Eliza C.*, Jan. 27, 1795 ; m. May 15, 1823, Martin Stone, a law. 

yer of Concord. 
II. Lydia V.*, April 19, 1796, d. unm. 

III. Sally C.*, Jan. 29, 1798 ; m. Oct. 17, 1820, John Cotting, Marlb 

IV. Joseph C.c, Dec. 20, 1800; m. 1829, Hannah Lincoln, Taunton 
V. Moses W.*, Dec. 18, 1802, d. unm. in Texas, stabbed with dirk 

VI. Frances L.*, Julv 21, 1803, d. unm. Sep, 1«, '45; a dentist. 
VII. Caroline M.*, Feb. 20, 1805; m. Jan. '25, Rich'd Farwell, Marlb 



30. 143. Joseph Grout,* M. D., d. May 28, 1820 ; m. Plicbe Puffer, who d 
Nov. 28, 1839. He s. in Grafton, and 1794 rm. to Monson ; had 

144. I. Nahum,* April 4, 1782 ; m. Sally, dg. of Daniel Carpenter ol 

M., r. M., Whitingham, Vt., now rs. Leon, Cattaraugus Co 
N. Y. ; had 1. Elijah BJ ; 2. Joseph' ; 3. Annis'' ; 4. Chhe' 
5. Rathbim''; 6. Seth,'' m. Sarah Taggart, 1846, rs. Bos., hac 
George Henry,* June 14, 1849 ; 7. Jatncs,'' m. 1845, Ennne 
line Elwood, rs. Bos., had James Henry,* b. Nov. 1, '46, d 
Oct. '48; 8. Daniel,'' d. Oct. 1851, a. 23, m. 1850, Harrie 
F'lwood, r. Bos., had Georgiana,* April 1, 1853; 9. SamucP 

145. II. Joseph,^ May 19, 1785 ; m. Nov. 12, 1807, Nancv Cotton, b 

Dec. 12, 1783, of Monson, r. M. ; had 1. Joseph 'B.\ Sep. 2 
1808, m. 1839, Sarah Pritchard of Brookfield, had 1. Charles, 
Jan. '41 ; 2. a dg. )i*EJizaheth C.\ Sep. 22, 1816, m. Dan 
iel Carpenter, rs. Monson. Nancy C. d. June 25, '25, and Jc 
soph* m. 2d, June 29, '36, Miriam Groves of Monson, b. Sej 



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39, 1802. 3. Savmel P:, Feb. 12, 1841, d. Feb. 16, '41 ; 
4. Miriam N.\ Aug. 2, 1842. Miriam (Groves) d. Sep. 25, 
1848, and Joseph* m. May 30, 1849, Wid. Parma Fuller, of 
Ludlow, Vt. 

146. III. Phcbe,c July 7, 1787, (d.) ; m. Col. John Hoar of Monson, rs. 

M. ; had 1. Phebe,'' m. Orsamus White, rs. Monson ; 2. Rice,'' 
m. Mary Ann Smith ; 3. Susa7i,'' m. Parsons Cady ; 4. Caro- 
line,'' m. Bradway ; 5. Einily,^ m. Almus White ; 6. 

Mercy^ m. Lucius Shaw; 7. Harriet^ m. Ruby. 

IV. Benjamin,* b. 1790, d. 1790. 

147. V. Chloe,* March 31, 1792; m. Dec. 20, 1809, Charles Gardner, 

who d. Dec. 9, '48, r. Monson; and 2d, April, 1851, Noah 
Stimson of Palmer, r. Monson, Enfield and Brookficld ; liad 
1. Mary,'' July 11, 1810, m. Nov. 20, 1833, Darius Chace of 
Harwich ; 2. Eliza,' Aug. 18, 1813, m. May 3, 1837, James 
Learned ; 3. Charles P.\ Dec. 19, 1817, m. Oct. 30, 1839, 
Lvdia Crocker of S. Wilbraham ; 4. Alexander H? , Dec. 28, 
1824, d. June 14, 1839. 

148. VI. Benjamin,* March 31, 1795, d. April 28, 1841 ; m. Lucy Shaw, 

d. Nov. 6, 1839, r. Munson ; had 1. Eliza,'' m. Harrison 
Green ; 2. Benjamin WJ , m. Laura Bugbee ; 3. John HJ ; 
4. Maria,' m. ; 5. Alindioell' m. Woodworth ; 6. Ed- 
win' ; 7. Mary'' ; 8. LucyJ 



149. William Grout,* Esq.,, enlisted in the American army a few months 

before he was 18 ; and at the battle of Monmouth he was overcome 
by the heat, ("melted") taken to the hospital, and six months after- 
wards carried on a litter to Westboro', where he nearly recovered ; 
m. Rebecca Woodbury, dg. of Zach. W. of Beverly, and 2d, Amey 
Campbell, May 20, 1799, s. at Acworth, N. H., where he acted as 
a magistrate for 30 years, and often as rep. in the Leg. of N. H. 
At the age of 50 he united with the Bap. Chh., and was a man of 
uncommon abilities and hopeful piety. In 1828 he rm. to Rush- 
ford, N. Y., where he d. Jan. 9, 1836, aged 78. He had, 
I. Hannah,* b. 1793, d. aged 5 yrs. 

150. II. Mindwell,* b. 1795, d. aged 49 ; m. John C. McKean of Acw., 

rm. to Genesee, N. Y. ; had 1. John CJ ; 2. Mar if ; 3. Wm. 
Grouf ; 4. Rebecca' all r. in Pa. and 111. 

151. III. Rebecca,* April 22, 1802, d. 1821 ; m. Reuben Gates of Acw., 

drowned 1823; had Reuben' 1821, m. Esther, dg. of James 
de Golier of Bradford, Pa., and was killed by a tree in 1849, 
leaving 4 children.* 

152. IV. Amey,* April 20, 1804, d. Dec. '56, sine prole ; m. Sam'l Hcr- 

rick, r. Lindon. 

153. V. Wm. Grout,* M. D., b. Nov. 7, 1805, studied medicine ; m. Sep. 

27, '29, Minerva Stevens from Stockbridge, Mass. ; practised 
with good success 6 yrs. in N. Y., rm. ab. 1843 to N. Cam- 
den, Lorain Co., O., of which he remains the only phys. ; had 

1. Nancy L.', Oct. 22, 1830, m. Harvey Butler, rs. C. ; 

had, 1. Lois Maria,* Nov. 17, 1852, d. Oct. 20, '54 ; 
2. Emma,« Oct. 31, '54. 

2. Seth,' Oct. 20, '32, rs. Chicago, 111. ; 3. Wm. HJ, Aug. 



22 GROUT. 

21, 1835, rs. Mansfield, O. ; 4. Mitierva,'' Jan. 8, 1838 ; 
5. RcUcca,' March 8, 1840 ; 6. Amy,' Oct. 12, 1842 ; 
7. Mary J.% March 25, '45. 
VI. Hannah,' 1808, rs. unin. in 0. vii. Lucy,' Sep, 10, 1810, 
d. July 6, 1811. 



32. 155. Sarah,* m. Frederic Keycs, who d. April 30, 1785 ; and 2d, Euse- 
bius Silsby, d. Sep. 12, 1831, r. Ac. ; had, 
I. Frederick,' b. 1784, d. 1785. 

156. 11. Frederick,' by 2d hus., m. Amanda Abel of Ac, rs. Erie, Pa. ; 

had 1. Alfred''; 2. Frederick''; 3. Harriet''; 'i. Maria' ; 
5. SyhestcrJ 
III. Sally,' d. 1813. 

157. IV. Eusebius,*^ m. Rebecca Priest. 

158. V. Mindwell,' April, 1790, d. Oct. 12, 1851 ; m. Issachar Mayo, r. 

Acw. ; had, 1. Theron,' 1811; 2. Watson,' 1812; 3. Sarah 
Ann' ; 4. Martf ; 5. MindweW ; 6. Harriet.'' 

159. VI. Philinda,' m. Nahum Orcutt ; 2d, Hanvood, r. Lynn; had 

1. WmJ ; 2. Sophia.'' 

160. VII. Sophia,' m. Robert Clark, r. Lempster ; had 1. Eusehius' ; 2. 

John'' ; 3. Bradley' ; 4. Emily'' , 5. Sally' ; 6. Mindwell.' 

161. viii. Joseph,' Nov. 10, 1799, m, 1824, Mai-v Keyes of Acworth, b. 

Aurr. 19, 1802, da. of Amos K. by'wf. Polly Grout, dcr. of 
Daniel ; had 1. Pamelia,' Sep. 15, 1826, m. Oct. 23,' '49, 
Gardner Durant, r. Newport, N. H. ; 2. Julia,' Aug. 31, '28, 
m. March 11, '52, Milton P. Thornton. 



33. 162. Ebenezer Grout,* Col. of 16th Reg. of N. H., 4 yrs. rep. in her Leg. 
and greatly respected for his integrity and beloved for liis deep 
piety, m. Polly Houston, r. Acworth ; had, 

163. I. Benjamin,' May 4, 1794; m. 1819, Orra, dg. of David Cum- 

mings ; served as Lieut, in the war of 1812, r. Acw. ; had 
1. Laura Russel,' Nov. 20, 1820, m. June 16, '48, Lewis B. 
Tibbcts of Lowell, and 2d, Rev. Eleazer Smith, of Salmon 
Falls, N. PL ; 2. Carlos Benj.' Oct. 14, 1823, m. April, '48, 
Elizabeth, dg. of James Johnson, Chelsea, Vt. ; 3. Sarah J.' 
Aug. 3, 1825, m. '52, Lorenzo D. Coageshall of N. York; 
4. Ehenezcr,' June 28, '28 ; 5. tI/omio,' Jan. 25, '31, d. '31 ; 
6. Alonzo C Nov. 18, 1832 ; 7. Solon,' April 2, 1835 ; 8. 
Fanny,' Sep. 15, 1837 ; 9. Chauncey L.' , Jan. 30, '40; 10. 
Frank R.' Dec. 11, 1842. 
II. Nancy,' Oct. 8, 1795, d. March 1, 1803. 

164. III. Sally,' Jan. 2, 1798 ; in. March 30, 1825, Horace Campbell of 

Ac; had 1. Mary Grout,' Feb. 18, '26, m. Charles B. Cum- 
mings ; 2. Sarah,' June 4, '28, m. Henrv Lorenzo Silsbv, 
(son of H(-nrv) ; 3. Nancy,' Dec 27, 1830 ; 4. Horace F.' 
I'cb. 6, '31 ; 5. Syhcslcr,' Feb. 9, '33; 6. Ebenezer Grout,' , 
April 30, 1841. 
IV. PoIK ,' Mav 3, ISOl ; d. Aug. 9, 1802. 
165. v. I'olly,' Nov. 17, 1S02; m. Nov. 10, '25, Alvah, son of Daniel 
C'uminiiigs of Acw. ; had 1. Alrah R.' Aug. 27, '26, m. Ma- 
ry, dg. of Cotton Davis, Ac. ; 2. Eben. Grout,' Nov. 13, '28, 



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m. May 6, '55, Jane Woodbury; 3. Oscar,'' March 6, '31, 
m. March 1, '54, Abby Noyes ; 4. George A.\ June 13, '33, 
m. May, '54, Ehzabet'h Smith ; 5. Mary Jane,'' Apr. 17, '35 ; 
6. Sarah Aim,'' Nov. 10, '37 ; 7. Laura,^ June 18, '40, d! 
July 30, '40 ; 8. Laura L.\ Nov. 19, '41 ; 9. David MJ 
March 5, '44. 
166 VI. Nancy,* March 12, 1804, d. Nov. 4, '56 ; m. Feb, 7, '28, Wins- 
low, son of Galen Allen, rs. Ac. ; had 1. Nancy Grout,'' Jan 
27, '29 ; 2. George W.\ April 26, '30 ; 3. Ehcnezer Grout,' 
Nov. 30, '31 ; 4. Galen,' Aug. 2, '33 ; 5. Mary Grout,' Feb. 

2, '35 ; 6. Lyman C.\ Sep. 12, '36 ; 7. Chauncy LJ , June 

3, '38 ; 8. Carlos,' April 25, '40 ; 9. Julia Ann,' Jan. 23, 
'44 ; 10. Harlan P.', April 25, '46 ; 11. Harriet N.', Aug 
16, '44. 

VII. Ebcnezer,* Feb. 20, 1806, d. March 21, '08. 
VIII. Mindwell,* Aug. 10, 1808, d. March 8, '12. 
167. IX. Ebenezer,* Nov. 23, 1810, m. Dec. '39, Zama, dg. of Mczeldi 
Keyes, r. Ac. ; had 1. Ebenezer S.', June 2, '47; 2. Carlos 
LJ, '49 ; 3. Seth,' Sep. 13, '53, d. Aug. 6, '56. 
X. Mindwell,* July 7, 1812, d. unm. Dec. 29, '56. 

14. 168. Seth,* Esq., m. Susanna Haskell, who d. Dec. 23, 1839, r. Winchen- 
don, Falmouth, Me., and Northboro' ; had, 
I. Phinehas,'' Aug. 4, 1795, d. Jan. 5, '96. 

169. II. Susan,6 Dec. 14, 1797, m. April 17, 1821, Daniel Holbrook, 

who d. Oct. 17, '35 ; and 2d, Capt. Cyrus Gale, Feb. 18, '52, 
rs. Northboro' ; had by 1st hus., Charles Grout' 1821, m. 
Aug. '47, Sarah Nason, from Berwick, Me. 

170. III. Eliza,* Oct. 20, 1807, d. Feb. 23, '37 ; m. May, '27, Levi Hol- 

brook ; had Levi' March 7, '36, grad. Yale Col. '57, with the 
highest honors in his class. 



5. 171. Samuel,* m. Elizabeth Gleason, who d. May 12, 1808; and 2d, April 
5, 1811, Susanna Morse, widow of Jos. M. of Spencer, who d. Sep. 
22, 1821 ; r. VVestboro' ; had, 

172. I. Mindwell,6 Nov. 20, 1795 ; m. Dec. 1, 1821, Abijah Nourse, who 

d. Feb. 25, 1850, r. Shrewsbury ; had 1. Amos Davis,' July 
27, 1824 ; 2. Albert G.', July 9, 1827; 3. Sarah R.', Nov. 
'31, d. July 5, '32 ; 4. Lucy F.', Nov. 9, '33, m. Aaron Cut- 
ler of Shrewsbury. 

173. II. Betsey,* July 23, 1797, d. Sep. 3, 1844; m. April 4, '21, Eli, 

s. of Benj. Harrington of VV. ; had 1. Benj.', March 9, '23, 
m. Elizabeth, dg. of John Stowe of Graf. ; 2. Elizabeth,' 
Sep. 17, 1825, m. May, '53, Calvin Anger of Worcester ; 3. 
Henry,' Sep. 9, '28, m. March 22, '53, Eliza, dg. of Samuel 
Payson of Holliston ; 4. Daniel,' May 17, 1832. 

174. III. Melinda,* June 18, 1799 ; m. Oct. 10, 1820, Jonathan Whipple, 

who d. Nov. 10, '51, r. Graf, and Bos. ; had 1. John Adams' 
Sep. 10, 1822, m. May 12, '47, Elizabeth Mann, rs. Bos., 
had i. Martha Elizabeth,' June 22, '48 ; ii. Sarah Kimball,' 
March 13, 1850 ; iii. Ella Mclinda,' Dec. 22, '51 ; iv. Annie 
Adams,' July 12, '53 ; v. Mary Frances," April 12, '55 ; vi. 



24 GROUT. 

a dg., May 8, '57. 2. Lucy E.\ Jan. 20, 1825, d. unm. Jan. 
18, 1843. 3. Jona. Francis,' Oct. 11, 1829, m. Oct. 11, '53, 
Sarah Ann Bradford, Graf. Vt., rs. New York, had Helen,* 
Aug. 1, '54, d. '56. 4. Melinda Grout,'' March 5, 1831, m. 
April 27, '53, John S. Walker of Medway ; had Helen Me- 
linda,« June 3, '54. 5. Charles Henry,' Jan. 2, '35, d. '35. 

175. IV. Sarah Rice,« March 25, 1802 ; m. Oct. 23, '27, Aaron Kimball 

of Grafton, rs. Bos.; \\i\i^ Augustus H.\ March 17, 1829, m. 
May 29, '51, Louisa A. Daniels, had Louisa D. (d.) 
V. Samuel,* March 3, 1804, d. unm. Jan. 11, '39. 

176. VI. Nancy ,« April 24, 1806, m. Nov. 15, '30, Joshua B. Kimball of 

Grafton; had 1. Charles W.\ Aug. 17, '31, m. May 15, '54, 
Mary E. Town of Fitchburg, rs. Bos., had Alice Nancy,' 
April 21, '55. 2. George R.\ Feb. 25, '39. 

177. VII. Susan D.% Dec. 27, 1812, by 2d wf. ; m. Sep. 6, '37, Ebenezei 

Upham, b. May 24, 1806, from Windham, Vt., rs. Chester- 
field, 111. ; had 1. Mary A.\ May 9, 1840 ; 2. Frances AJ . 
March 21, '42 ; 3. Herbert EJ, h. '46, d. '50. 

178. VIII. Catherine E.% March 1, 1815; m. Oct. 11, '36, Daniel Clapp, 

b. Feb. 12, 1811, r. Gardner ; had 1. Susan Grout,' Oct. 22, 
'37, m. May 19, '57, Artemas Coolidge ; 2. Joseph W.' , Dec. 
14, '39 ; 3. Samuel B.\ June 9, '41 ; 4. Sarah M.\ Nov. 15, 
'43 ; 5. Daniel EJ , July 26, '48 ; 6. Edward K.\ Oc.7,'53, 

179. IX. Joseph Putnam,* Aug. 31, 1816 : m. Dec. 25, '46, Senia Ann 

Thompson, r. Agency City, la. 

180. X. Benjamin Bucklev,* Jan. 12, 1820 ; m. April, 1851, Marv Ann 

Read of Rutland, b. Jan. 31, '25, rs. Chesterfield, 111.'; had 
1. Susan EJ, July 29, '54 ; 2. Samuel R.\ Jan. 9, '57. 



36. 181. Elizabeth Grout,* m. Nov. 1, 1795, Jonas Gale, b. March 6, 1765, s. 

of Nehemiah G. of Sutton, s. in S., now Millburv, where ho died 

Nov. 21, 1814. She d. in Washington, D. C, June 8, 1850. Mrs, 

Gale united with a kind and benevolent spirit great energy and 

strength of character. For 58 years she walked with the Baptist 

churcli, exhibiting in her daily deportment unequivocal signs o( 

deep and fervent piety. Truly might she be called a mother in 

Israel. The close of her long and useful life was serene ; and, to 

the last, she utterly discarded her own goodness as a ground ol 

justification, and placed all her trust in the merit-s of Christ. Ilcr 

last words were, " Let me go, let me go to my Saviour." She had, 

I. Nancy,* b. Aug. 11, 1796, d. unm. Nov. 22, 1814. 

n. Lucy,* May 3, 1798, d. Feb. 3, 1830 ; m. Oct. 8, 1820, Benj. 

Pond, M. D. of Westboro', who d. June 7, 1857, a man of 

])rofessional eminence and great moral worth ; had 1. Joseph 

C.\ April 20, '29, d. Jan. 25, '30. 

III. Leonard 1). (Jalc,* A.M., M.D., b. July 25, 1800, at Sutton, 

now Millbury. At the age of 14 he lost his father, and his 

training thereafter devolved upon liis mother, who was a 

woman of great decision and energy and uncommon piety. 

Her first desire was to sec her children Christians ; the next 

that they should be well educated. Soon after the death of 

his father lie was sent to school, and was jjlaced first undo 




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the care of Rev. Dr. Going of Worcester, and afierwards at Lei- 
cester Academy. Here lie acquired a taste lor study, and de- 
cided upon a collegiate course. His niotlier, meantiine, had 
removed to her native town, where she would have a better oppor- 
tunity to educate her children. Here he pursued his studies, 
teaching a district school in winter; and in 1821, entered Brown 
University, Providence, where he remained three years. He then 
removed to Union College at Schenectady, where he graduated ia 
1825. The small patrimony left him by his father was now ex- 
hausted ; he must henceforth make his way in the world by his 
own energies. He was not a man of brilliant genius, but he had 
that which is more necessary to success in life — a fixed purpose, 
untiring industry, and a patient, persevering spirit. 

Having decided upon the medical profession, he entered the 
office of his cousin, Dr. E. CI. Dunnel of New York, as a pupil, 
in the autumn of 1825. Here he continued through the winter; 
but his health failing, he was unable to procure the means of sup- 
port and continue his studies ; so, after having attended one course 
of lectures, he gave up the study of medicine for the present and 
engaged in teaching. During the two years he was thus engaged, 
he applied himself to the study of the natural sciences, particularly 
chf^nistry, and commenced lecturing, delivering his first course 
in reale's Museum. 

He now resumed the study of medicine, and in 1830 received 
his M. D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the 
city of New York. The same year he connected himself with 
the Presbyterian Church, under the care of Rev. Dr. Cox, but has 
since removed his relation to the Episcopal Church. The nine 
years following, he remained in New York, struggling against 
reverses, but patiently persevering notwithstanding repeated losses 
and disappointments. During this period he was employed first 
as Assistant Prof, of Chemistry in the New Y'ork College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons, and afterwards as Prof, of Chemistry in the 
New York College of Pharmacy, (which latter place he held four 
years,) Prof, of Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy in the Uni- 
versity of New York, and Lecturer and Teacher of Chemistry in 
Madame Okiel's school, where he was engaged ten years. 

In 1832 he was resident physician in one of the cholera hospi- 
tals, during the prevalence of the epidemic in that city, continuing 
meantime, with great ardor, the study of chemistry, and lecturing. 
In 1833 he was employed to make a Geological survey of the 
Island of New York, and the same year assisted Prof. Morse in 
constructing the Electro Magnetic Telegraph. In 1834 he pub- 
lished a Chemistry for Schools, the whole edition of which was 
destroyed by fire. A second edition was published in 1837, which 
met a better fate, and was well received. 

Aug. 21, 1835, he was married to AnnaE., a daughter of Capt. 
Lewis Smith, who commanded a vessel in the war of 1812. In 
the winter of 1839-40, he left New York, having been appointed 
Prof, of Chemistry in Jellerson College, Washington, (Mi.) where 
he remained two years, performing the duties of the President as 
well as his own. At the end of that period, he returned to New 
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34 GROUT. 

York ; difficulties growing out of tlic commercial crisis at tliat 
time having so aftectcd the pecuniary interests of the College it 
was necessary to suspend operations. The four years following, 
he was chiefly employed in manufacturing chemicals. In 1843, 
Prof. Morse commenced laying the wires for the Electric Tele- 
graph hctween Washington and Baltimore, and Dr. Gale was em- 
• ployed to assist him. 

♦ In 1846 he received the appointment of Assistant Examiner in 

the Patent Office at Washington. In removing thither, the vessel 
which contained his efPecls, among which were a very valuable 
library of seven or eight hundred volumes and his chemical ap- 
paratus, was wrecked, and the whole lost without insurance. His 
family, among whom was his aged mother, barely escaped with 
their lives. 

His life had been hitherto a succession of losses and disappoint- 
ments, such as few, without the aid of God's grace, would have 
endured without faltering. Twice he had been robbed of every- 
thing, twice lost his property by fire, and now the wreck had 
nearly completed the work. But grateful to God, who had carried 
him through so many difficulties and had now spared to him the 
lives of his family, he applied himself with renewed energy to his 
new employment, and, by good management loid economy, suc- 
ceeded in a few years in retrieving his fortunes. Two years after 
he was promoted to a chief Examinership, which place he still 
retains, and is now the oldest Examiner in the ofiice. His depart- 
ment is the Chair of Chemistry. He is an active member of Trin- 
ity Church in Washington City, and has maintained throughout his 
life an unblemished moral character, is a sincere and consistent 
christian, liberal to the poor, and a ready and cheerful contributor 
to every christian object. In the social relations of life, those 
who know him best appreciate him most highly. He had 1. Clara 
AuiTusIa,'' b. Aug. 21-, 1837; 2. Wm. Leicis,'' March 14, 1841, 
d. March 18, 1842. 

IV. Philenea," b. Aug. 3, 1802, d. March 2, '04. 
V. Philcnea," March 6, 1804, d. .Ian. 23, '15. 

VI. Benjamin A.% April 3, 1806, d. Jan. 29, '08. 

VII. Jonas R.% March 30, 1808 ; m. Sep. 29, 1829, Cynthia M., dg. of 
Jasper Adams of Southboro,' who d. Feb. 23, '55 ; and 2d, April 
16, '.^>6, Rosina Latham, dg. of Dr. L. of 111., rs. Delavan, 111. ; had 
1. Charhs Leonard,'' b. Aug. 30, 1830; m. Sep. 1853, Caroline 
Cheever of D. ; 2. Henri/ RusseJ,'' Jan. 19, 1834 ; 3. Ci/nts Ad- 
avis, ' Nov. 9, 1838, d. '38. 
VIII. Elizab(;th Grout,'' b. July 29, 1810, resides unm. at Washington, D. C. 
and unites with other useful ])ursuits that of genealogy. The con- 
tents of this Chapter are only an abridgment of the collections 
she has disinterestedly made and gratuitously reported, and imper- 
fectly show what may be accomplished by female hands in this 
department of useful historical research. May her labors be con- 
tinued in perfecting and enlarging this (lenealogy, in anticipation 
of a demand for a volume of Grout and De Groot history by the 
next generation. 



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182. Lucy,* m. Benjamin Clark, b. Feb. 14, 1772, d. Aug. 17, 1751, r. 
Westboro', Canibritlffo, Boston and Bellin<i;han) ; had, 

I. Ben). Grout,^ Au-r. 31, 1797, d. Sep. 1, '97. 

II. Bcnj. F.% April 22, 1805, d. unm. Oct. 18, '33. 

HI. Lucy Ann,« April 2t, 1807; m. Doc. 13, 1827, Whitman Bates 
of Belling., whod. Dec. 12, '19, r. Mcndon and I'awtucket ; had 
1. Caroline L.\ Oct. 10, '28, in. Mav 9, '55, Dexter Chilson 
of Bel. ; 2. Frederick,' Aug. 22, '31, m. June 11, '56, [larriet 
N. Reed of Pawtuckct. 

IV. Jo.seph (irout,* July 11, 1811, was connected with the Fi.\ploring 
Expedition under Col. Wilkes, and subsequently in the employ 
of the Bethel Society of New York, possessed fine talents ; d. 
Aug. 26, '50, at sea; m. July 4, '45, Elizabeth Stnkey of New 
York, r. ditto ; had 1. Lulilla Amelia,' June 2S, 1816 ; 2. Em- 
ma AuiTusta' Jan. 13, 1850. 
V. Charles,* Jan. 2, 1816, d. Jan. 20, '16. 

Yi. Mary Sophia,* Nov, 3, 1820, m. 1844, Albert Slocum of Belling- 
ham, rs. Delavan, 111. ^ A OQCTQn^ 

185. Jonathan,-' Rev., A. M., grad. Ilarv. Col. July 21, 1790, studied Theol- 
ogy with Rev. Dr. Lyman of Hatfield, was licensed Aug. 7, 1793, 
preached first at Ilawley, where the church voted him a call Aug. 
20, and he was ord. Oct. 23 ensuing, in a barn yet standing, which 
had been converted into a place of worship. " Mr. G." says a Rev. 
cotemporary, " was a peacemaker and a man of an excellent spirit ;" 
" he was a diligent, laborious, and successful minister; he loved his 
people and they loved him." He remained sole pastor of this chh. 
about 40 vs., and nominally 42, until his death. He seems to have 
been excused some portion of his time for missionaiy labors ; for 
another of his brethren says of him, " lie was a bright, noble, gen- 
erous, sociable, and free hearted man ; not a Calvinist of the highest 
grade, yet a good man and popular preacher. He had a loud and 
commanding voice, and was one of the most popular missionaries in 
Maine." As an expression ol' their respect and gratitude, the people 
of H. after his decease, June 2, 1835, erected him a monument, 
with an inscription just and honorable to both. Mr. G. m. Sep. 27, 
1796, Polly Taylor," dg. of Samuel T. Esq. of Rutland or Buckland, 
N. IL, who survives at the age of 87 years. They had, 
I. A son,* b. April 6 and d. April 7, 1797. 

II. Polly,* May 22, 1798, m. Thaxter Pool, Dec. 3, 1821, r. Hamilton 
HI. Sophronia,* July 12, 1800. [Village, N. Y. 

IV. Jonathan,* March 26, 1802, d. Aug. 5, 1814. 
v. Samuel Taylor,* April 14, 1804 : m. Mav 9, '26, Laura Jov, rs. 
H. ; had 1. Laura A.\ April 13, 1827^ m. Aug. '48, Dr. Justin 
B. Warriner, who d. July, 1849, by whom she had a son, b. at 
the interment of his father ; and 2d, Christopher A. Stcbbins, 
Oct. '53, rs. Deerfield ; 2. Thaxler Pool,' Dec. 2, '29, d. Aug. 
'53; 3. Hannah Joy,' March 20, '32, m. Nov. '53, George S. 
Clark, rs. E. Hampton, had a son, Dec. '56 ; 4. Mary Pool' 
Aug. 13, '34 ; 5. Jonathan,' Feb. 22, 1837, d. March 10, '37 ; 
6. Lucy E:, Feb. 3, '39 ; 7. Jonathan,' Dec. 21, '42 : 8. Mo- 
ses W.', Dec. 26, '45; 9. Henry T.' , Dec. 24, '50. 



36 GROUT. 

VI. Elizabeth W. T.% Au^. 4, 1806, d. Dec. 23, "38. 
VII. Joseph M.6, July 31, '08, drowned June 24, '23. 
VIII. Henry Taylor,* Aug. 7, 1810, m. Catherine Kimball fr. Grafton, 

May 14, '36, rs. Philad., Pa.; had 1. Louisa Maria,'' Feb. 28, 

'42 ; 2. Catherine K.' Dec. '46 ; 3. Emma Alfreda,' Aug:. '54. 
IX. Sarah Hall,« Oct. 6, 1812, m. Chillingsworth F. Crosbv, June. '39, 

rs. Charlemont ; had 1. Mary £7 Oct. 1842, d. Oct. '43: 2. 

George S: Sep. '47 ; 3. Laura SJ Auc '50. 



40. 186. Hannah,* Jan. 8, 1765, d. May 8, 1850 ; m. Nov. 1790, Dea. Nath'l 

Newton from Soutiibovo', r. Hawley ; had, 

I. Clarissa,* b. at Spencer, Feb. 17, 1793, m. Feb. 17, 1817, Tony 

Nash of Montague ; and 2d, Amory Gould of Warwick, April 

24, '32, and had 1. Hannah Grout',' Marcli, 1818, m. Aug. 14, 

'38, Harrison W. Brigham, rs. Barre ; 2. Mary N? March 23, 

'20 ; 3. Sarah CJ Dec. 4, '22, m. Jan. 6, '41, Mark Foster, rs. 

Templeton, had Hcnrv W.^ Oct. 2, '41 ; Samuel N.' Julv 27, 

'46; Mary J.« July 26, '46 ; Almira,^ Sep. 22, '48 ; 4. ferni 

V: May 18, 1825, m. March, '48, Sarah A. Rumville, rs. U'ar- 

wick, had Celia M.» Feb. 27, '49 ; Charles V.« Julv, '50: Clara 

N.« '57 ; Mary Eva,« Feb. 6, '53 ; Hannah E.« June, '54 ; 

Juda G. Gould,' Julv 10, '33 ; 6. Chira D. Gyuld,' June 17, '35. 

II. Mary,* Nov. 30, 1795, d. 1849; m. 1839, Welcome Whiting of 

Buck land. 

III. Healy,* Sep. 30, 1796, d. Oct. 1852; m. Sep. '41, Roxana Shep- 
ard, r. York, N. Y. ; had Edjoard N.' 1842; John E.' 1843 
EHzaJ 
IV. Nancy,* Aug. 29, 1798; m. 1840, Rev. Tyler Thatcher, rs. yia- 

rysville, Cal. 

V. Julia Ann,* Dec. 2, 1800; m. Mav, 1829, Peter R. Wurden, rs. 
Albany, N. Y. ; had 1. Rosrlle H? Feb. 13, '30, rs. Australia 
2. Chivineth De GJ Nov. 31, '31, d. '32. 
VI. Hannah,* Nov. 30, 1803, d. !\Iay 10, '43 : m. May, 1836, Jahio 

Smith of Hawlev. 
VII. Phebe T.* March 23, 1807, d. Dec. '37. 
VIII. Sally H.* b. and d. Oct. 1809. 



41. 187. PoIly,» Feb. 16, 1767, d. Feb. 17, 1824; m. March 10, '02 or 3, Capt 
Zcbedee Redding of Grafton, commander of an armed vessel in th< 
war of the revolution; and 2d, Medad Montigue of Montague, 1S14 
and had Mary Diadema," 1808, m. Merrill Kent, r. Green, Rando'wl 
Co., Ind. ; buried two ch.'' 1847, and had Henry Redding,' '52. 



42. 188. Ruth,* b. Sep. .30, 1770, m. Sep. 25, 1791, Edward T.. G1ov(m-, wiic d 

in Ded. 1H0.V6; and 2d, .Tos. Campbell of Plainfndd, lSll,and liu 

I. T^'wis Grout,* Feb. 18, 1796, s. pr. in Missouri. 

II. Moses Marcus,* S(!p. 27, 1797, s. pr. ditt<i. 

III. Eraslus,* Jun<' 2, 1799, ni. Harriet Thayer, Feb. 2, 1826 ; am 

2d, Matilda Looinis, r. Hannibal, N. Y. : had 1. ^fa7'n^s V 
Srp. 1827, rs. Manclioster, Iowa ; 2. Hcnn/ G.' Julv, 1829, r 
do. ; 3. rhi!u.s C Sep. '41 ; 4. Erastus D.' April, '46. 

IV. Henry Grout,e ^{jivch 25, 1801, d. Aug. 23. '49 : m. Amv Bliss 



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r. Earlvillc, III. ; had 1. RusseU Bliss,' r. Cal. ; 2. Ahnzo A.' ; 

3. Sarah CJ m. Smith, r. 111. ; 4. Luramif ; 5. Frederick.' 

V. Lowell,* Oct. 5, 1802, d. 1826. 

VI. Susanna G.* Aug. 9, 1804, m. Reed, rs. Colcbrook, O, 

VII. Sarah M. Campbell,* 1812, (bv 2d bus.) m. Gideon N. Parsons, 

1833, had 1. Marv A J Nov! 10, 1834; 2. Sarah C June 23, 

'36 ; 3. Laura S.,"Sep. '38 ; 4. Flora T: June 3, '40 ; 5. Eliz- 

aheth P: Dec. 18, '42; 6. Eleanor CJ also Dec. 18, '42, d. 

'55; 7. Julia Adalaide,' Aug. 15, '48, d. '50 or '52 ; 8. Gideon 

N.' April 1, '51. 



189. Moses,* Col., Feb. 1, 1773, d. May 30, 1850; m. Oct. 14, 1603, Sarah 
Warren of Northboro', who d. Aug. 17, 1850. He was in early 
life a school teacher, and became a much respected citizen of West- 
boro', which town he represented in the Gen. Court; had, 
I. Warren,* March 4, 1804, d. March 23, '04. 

II. Susanna,* Feb. 14, 1805 : m. Sep. 30, 1836, Thomas Dickenson, 
Esq. (d.), and rs. his wid. at Holl. ; had 1. Elizahcth P.' July 
30, '37 ; 2. Sarah F.' Oct. 31, '44. 

III. Marv Ann,* Nov. 13, '06, d. March 27, '48 ; m. Dec. 1, '31, Otis 

Daniel, b. Dec. 8, 1804, rs. Boston; had 1. Mary Grant,'' Jan. 
27, 1833 ; 2. Susan Emily,'' .May 28, '35 ; 3. Lucy Catharine,'' 
March 4, '37, m. George C. Crehore ; 4. Caroline Elizabeth,'' 
April 8, '39 ; 5. Sarah FJ Feb. 1, '41 ; 6. Amelia,' Jan. 4, '43. 

IV, Moses Warren,* March 15, 1809, d. sine prole, March 27, '36, at 

Worcester; m. Mav. 1831, Sarah W. Fisk. 
V. Jonathan,* Rev., A. M., June 13, 1812, grad. at Yale Col. 1836 ; 
m. Florella I\f. Ilolman, who d. Dec. 15, '44; and 2d, Widow 
Lucy W. Paine, April 1, '47, no chil. ; r. Westboro'. 
VI. Joseph Merriam,* Rev., A. M., Sep. 11, 1814; m. Priscilla M. 
Groves; had 1. Wm.T: March 12, 1853; 2. Joseph M.' Sep. 
21, '55, and d. at Shelbyville, III., Aug. 1, '55, in the service of 
the A. U. jMiss. Societv, an active and devoted missionary, 
vii. Elizabeth C* March 29 'or 27, 1818, d. July 26 ,'50; m. ''June 
12. 1839," Henry C Taft from Uxb., rs. Mt. Vernon, 0. ; had 
1. Mary Ann,' .tune 3, '40, d. Aug. 11, '40; 2. Edward C 
June 29, '41, d. Oct. 30, '41 ; 3. Cheney,' Aug. 10, '42, d. Jan. 
5, 1857, a member of Kcnyon Col. (I never knew, says his 
teacher, a bov whose whole character in life I admired so much.) 
i. Joseph Grout,' June 11, 1846. Mr. T. m. 2d, Sep. 1851, 
Hannah S. Parkman of Westboro.' 
VIII. Sophia A.* Dec. 17, 1823, d. July 26, '25. 



45. 190. Susan,* m. Oct. 14, 1804, John Warren, d. Jan. 17, '28, r. Graf. ; had, 
I. Sally Hall,* Aug. 22, 1805, d. Jan. 27, 1812. 
II. Anna(}rout,* Mav 1, '07, m. Oct. 4, '29, Josiah Hammond of Graf. 

III. Joseph D.* Nov. 8, '08, d. yg. 

IV. Jona. M.* Feb. 1810, m. Lavinia Damon. 
V. Samuel A.* Sep. 12, 1811, d. June 29, '12. 

VI. Susan C* Sep. 14, 1813, m. April 7, '35, Joseph F. Rice, Shrews. 
VII. Joseph A.* June 17, '15, m. Sarah Potter; 2d, Harriet (Jreen. 
viii. Samuel D.* Sep. 13, 1817, m. Sep. 13, '47, Susan C, dg. of Rev. 
Dorus Clark of Boston. 



38 GROUT. 

IX. Sarah E.« April 24, 1820, m. Oct. 21, '46, John W. Mason. 
X. Delia M' .Tan. 9, '22, m. Feh. 6, '50, Henrv P. Bliss of Brookf'J. 
XI. Hannah L.^ July 27, 1823, ra. May 13, '45, Henry P. Bliss. 



47. 191. Daniel,* M. D., m. Feb. 1, 17H9, A/.ubah Rockwood, djr. of Benj. R. of 
Graf, by wf. Rutii Adams (No. 184j, and grd. dg. of Benj. R. (No. 
72), by wf. Rachel Morse ; had Nancy,* m. Tho. Barrett, M. D. «jf 
Chester, Vt. 



48. 192. Andrew," m. Huldah Kcyes, who d. Sep. 2, 1829, r. Acworth ; had, 

I. Philharma,* April li, 1789, d. Aug. 19, 1820, m. Thomas Slader, 
b. May 14, 1786, r. Ac; had 1. Fatty C Mav 2, 1815, m. 
Jos. Havwood of Ac. ; 2. Betsey,' Nov. 11, '17, (\. May 25, '21 : 
3. PhU'harma,' June 25, '20, d. Mav 10, '21. 
II. Andrew,^ Feb. 21, 1791, d. unm. April 8, 1814. 

III. Frederick,* Nov. 24, 1792, m. Nov. 17, 1835, ^liranda Brown of 

Marlowe; had 1. Marietta,'' Dec. 4, 1837; 2. Frederick A.' 
Mav 4, 1840; 3. Nancy Ajin,' April 5, '42. 

IV. Huldah,* Aug. 27, 1794, m. Bull. 

V. Hannah,* 1796, d. Oct. '51, unm. ; vi. Azubah,^ Dec. 21, 1797, 
d. April 12, '14, unm. ; vii. Daniel,* Aug. 18, 1799, d. Ap. '14. 
VIII. Elizabeth Adams,* May 14, 1801, m. '39, Joseph Dickey, Sen., r. 
Ryegate, Vt. ; had Joseph Andrew.'' 
IX. John,* Jan. 1, 1803, m. March 30, '30, Hannah Allen, Dec. 6, '04. 
r. Acworth; had 1. Lnuriston,' Dec. 17, '30; 2. Milon,' Feh. 
8, 1832, m. Aug. 29. '53, Emilv A. Putnam, May 21, '32 ; 3. 
Huldah EJ Oct. 24, '33; 4. Austin,' Sep. 27, '35; 5. CaJtha,' 
Jan. 15, 1837, d. March 20, '40; 6. Galen AJ June 18, '38 : 
7. Harrison EJ and 8. Harriet EJ (twins) Aus;. 25, '41 : 9. 
Annette AJ July 8, '44 ; 10. Larinia E? Aucr. 6, '46. 
X. Sally,* April 3, 1804, m. Mav 24, '31, Joseph Dickev, June 18. 
'05, of Ac. ; had 1. John F.\ 2. James AJ Auc 4, 1834 ; 3. 
Mary EJ .June 1, '36 ; 4. Amelia AJ Jan. 19, '38 ; 5. Hari-cii 
DJ .Fan. 24, '40 ; 6. Frances EJ Feb. 25, '42 ; 7. Sarah JJ 
Jan. 23, '44. 
XI. William R.* March 4, 1806, m. Nancy I. Hayward, Jan. 25, '15, 
rs. Springfield, Vt. ; had 1. Nathl,' Ju\y 10, '39 ; 2. Win. A J 
XII. Patty Warner,* Dec. 23, 1807, d. April 13, '14. 
xiii. Linda,* Oct. 1, 1810, d. May 25, '38, m. Albert Pearson. 



49. 1!)3. Elizabeth,* m. Thomas Dodge, r. Acworth, and both d. in Dorset, Vt. ; 

had I. Don,* d. 1786; n. Don* ; iii. Laura,^' m. Davis; iv. 

John"; v. Horace*; vi. Nancy,* m. Lake. 



50. 191. l'..lly,^ in. AuK.s Kcyes, who d. Aug. 30, 1820, r. Ac; had, 
I. Harry,* 1791, .1. May, 1830, unm. 
II. Amos,* 1796, m. Jaiie M'Clure of Acworth; had 1. DonicP : 2. 

(!cor<rc'' ; 3. Samuel J 
III. Ualph,* 17!)8, m. Hannah Wilson, in. Ac. ; had I.Amos' ; 2. Hi- 
rtiiiJ ; 3. Lauretta' ; 4. Dean' ; 5. Marietta' ; 6. Orson HJ ; 
7. Maria' ; 8. Arthur' ; 9. Louisa'. 



GROUT. 39 

IV. Betsey,* 1800, m. Daniel Warner, rs. Acw. ; had 1. Lucius''', 2. 
Charles^ ; 3. Daniel'' ; 4. Elizabeth Anne'' ; 5. Ciwtis'' ; 6. John.^ 
Y. Mary,* Aug. 19, 1802, m. '24, Joseph Silshy of Lcmi)ster, N. II. 
VI. Docia,* 1804, m. Isaac Houston, rs. Salt Lake. 



.^)1. 195. Lucy,* 111. Edward Slader, who d. Dec. 11, '33, r. Ac. ; had, 

I. Betsey,* m. Dr. Jonatlian Silsbv (d.) of Cazcnovia, N. Y. ; had 1. 

Martha,'' d. April, 53; 2. Mary J 
II. Lucy,* m. Nathaniel Warner, rs. Ac; had 1. Pamclia GJ m. 
Rev. Lyman \\ White, Epping, N. H. ; 2. Milan M.'' ; 3. Ma- 
ry A. S.' ni. John Blanchard, Oxford, N. II. 

III. Sally,* m. David Thornton, rs. Ac. or Lempster, N. 11. ; had 1. 
Solon,^ rs. Boston ; 2. Orson HJ rs. Boston ; 3. Sarah'' ; 4. 
Charles'' ; 5. Martha.^ 

IV. Edward A.* m. Alniira Huntoon, r. Unity, N. II. ; have 2 dgsJ 
V. Eninielinc,* unni. ; vi. Lucinda G.* 1811, d. Feb. 21, 1814; vii. 

Pollv,* 1808, d. Feb. 24, '14. 



52. 196. Alexander,* m. Esther Fisher, from Francestown, rs. Springfield, Vt. ; 

had I. Theda,'^ m. Rev. Jubilee Wellman ; ii. Sophia,* m, 

Grimes of Springfield, Vt. ; in. Alexander,* m. Dickey, d. 

1844 ; IV. Samuel H.e 1802, d. April 8, 1803 ; v. Daniel,* m. 

Spencer ; vi. Nancy,* m. Jubal Warner. 



54. 198. Sally,* m. Hon. Gawen Gilniore, merchant and M. C, who d. Nov. 21, 
1840, r. Ac. ; had, 

I. Leonard,* m. Sarah M. Granniss, rs. Claremont, Vt. ; had 1. 
Charles LJ d. yg. ; 2. Horner^ ; 3. Leonard' ; 4. Aniiis -^ 5. 
Elizabeth'' ; 6. Sarah MJ ; 7. Timothy' ; 8. Gaivcn.'' 
II. Hiram,* ni. Mindwell McLure of Ac. ; had 1. Sally Ann,' d. '47, 
at Waldensvillc, N. Y. ; 2. Gawen'' ; 3. Martha JJ d. 1847, at 
do.; 4. Robert MJ d. 1852, in Claremont; 5. Mary LJ ; 
6. Charles HJ 

III. Granville,* unm. 

IV. Laura,* ni. Hock Hills of Surry, N. II. ; had 1, Antoinette' d. 
yg. ; 2. George' ; 3. Charles'' ; 4. John' ; 5. Henry. '' 

V. Betsey,* m. Dec. 1828, Alexander Graham ; had 1. Sally Ann' ; 
2. Betsey MJ ; 3. Wm. GJ d. yg. ; 4. John Grouf ; 5. Alex- 
ander GJ Mr. G. d. Dec. 1843, and she m. 2d, 1850, Simeon 
Stevens of Newbury, N. H., who d. 1852. 



55. 199. John,* m. Hannah Stebbins, b. 1783, d. May 24, 1832, r. Ac. and 
Hartford, Vt. ; had, 

I. Solon,* Oct. 12, 1803, d. Jan. 14, 1850; m. May 24, '32, Rebecca 
Ann Knickerbackcr, r. Bellows Falls, Vt. ; she rs. at VVaterford, 
N. Y. ; had 1. John K.\ June 19, '33, rs. Bos. ; 2. Hammond,' 
July 17, '34, rs. Lawrence, Ky. ; 3. Caroline F.' Aug. 15, '36 ; 
4. Mary L.' Dec. 2, '39 ; 5. Charles P.' July 29, '43. 
II. John Hammond,* Aug. 16, 1805, m., no ch., rs. a portrait painter 

at Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 
HI. Mary Louisa,* July 24, 1813 ; m. Oct. 9, '45, Henry C. Ilutchins 
of Bel. Falls, who rs. a lawyer in Boston; had 1. Harry G.' 
April 19, '48, d. March 22, '53; 2. Edward W.' Mar. 21, '51. 



40 GROUT. 

56. 200. Mindwell,* m. Elislia Parks, rs. Acworth ; had, 

I. Linda,^ m. Daniel McLurc, rs. Unity ; had 1. MindiceW ; 2. Man/ 
Martha' ; 3. Daniel EatonJ 

II. Royal,'^ m. Evans, rs. Ohio ; iii. Mindwcll,^ unm. 

IV. Elisha,* 1808, d. April 24, '14. 
V. Betsey,* m. Alexander Houston, rs. Hyncsbury, Vt. 



201. Martha,* m. James M. Warner, who d. Oct. 31, 1845, r. Ac. ; had, 

I. Daniel J.^ m. Mariettc Cram, rs. Ac. ; had 1. Sarah MJ d. vg. ; 
2. Harriet FJ ; 3. James MJ ; 4. Echvard A.' ; 5. Leaveti HJ 
II. George M.'^ m. Sarah Merrill from Dracut, rs. A. ; had 1. Ellen 
M.'' : 2. George Eugene.'' 



58. 202. Linda,* m. Bezaleel Beckwith, who d. at Ac, and she m. 2d, 1830, 
Prouty, and rs. a wid. at Royalston ; had bv 1st hus., 

I. Nancy G.* 1809, d. March 3, 1814. 

II. Nath'l G., m. Fanny M. Barker, rs. W. Claremont; had Charlea.^ 

III. Harvey ,* d. yg. 

83. 203. Anna S. Brigham,* m. Jos. F. Boardman, rs. Wcsthoro' ; had, 

I. Maria Ann,^ Sep. 28, 1814; ii. Anna Sophia,^ .Tan. 27, '17. 

84. 204. Elijah," Maj., (d.), m. Nancy Fisher, d. Jan. 13, 1807, and 2d, Mary 

Bush, dg. of Col. Jona. B. of Boyls., r. a merch. at W. ; had, 
I. Elijah Parkman,'' Jan. iS, 1807, m. '31, Mary Ann Williams, rs. 
Milford; had 1. Charles P.« .Tan. 20, '32; "2. Susan W.^ June 
29, '36 ; 3. Mary A.^ April 24, '41 ; 4. Caroline,^ July 31, 
'44 ; 5. Charlotte A."" July 27, '51, d. July 24, '52. 
II. Mary S.^ Nov. 25, 1809, unm. ; iii. Theodo'rc H.^ Nov. 12, d. 
Nov. 15, '14. 

IV. Theodore Frcd.^, Dec. 22, 1815, m. Caroline M. Fay, rs. W. 
86. 205. Anna Maria," m. Ebenezer M. Phillips, Esq., rs. Wcsthoro' ; had, 

I. Elijah Brigham,'' Aug. 20, 1819, m. Feb. 2, '45, Maria R. Ayling, 
rs. Clcaveland, O. ; had 1. Henry A.^ Aug. 19, '52. 

II. Harriet Maria,^ Aug. 8, 1824, m. April 2, '50, Rev. Edward W. 

Clark, rs. Auburndalc. 
H7. 206. Catherine M." m. Capt. Geo. Lowe, vs. N. Brookficld ; had, 

I. Emma CJ Jan. 5, 1834; ii. Geo. A.'' May 6, '36; iii. Susan B.^ 
March 21, '40. 



91. 207. Charles Parkman," grad. at H. U. 1803, r. a merch. at W. and was an 

upright and amiable man, and invaluable citizen ; by wf. Joanna 

Fay (b. Oct. 27, 1784, d. Dec. 31, 1826) he had, 

I. Joanna F.^ Feb. 21, 1812, m. Sep. 10, '36, Dr. Henry Rising of 

Suflicld, Ct. ; II. Charles Brcck,^ June 13, 1813, unm. ; ni. 

Mary A.'' Sep. 23, 1814, d. unm. July 17, '37 ; iv. Lucy P.'' 

Aug. 16, '17, m. July 31, '41, Nahum Fisher, r. W. ; v. Susan 

B.^ April 19, '20, unm.; vi. Hannah S.^ Nov. 12, '22, m. 

Henry V. Taft, No. 89, had 1. Henry R.^ Dec. 31, '52, d. May, 

'55 ; 2. Charles /'.« July, '55 ; vii. Samuel F.^ Aug. 29, '24, 

(1. unm. June 21, '47 ; viii. Maria D.^ May 17, '26, m. March 

1, '55, George Leach, son of James L. of Northboro'. 



GROUT. 41 



CHAPT. III. 

1. Jonathan^ Grout (No. V.) settled upon the homestead in Sud., m, Abi- 
gail Di.\, b. March 15, 167G-7, dg. of .loiui Uix by wf. Elizabeth 
Barnard, [dg. of John B. of W. (sec Bond)], and d. intestate. His 
wid. Abigail and son Jonatiian were ap|)ointed administrators, and his 
estate was inventoried May 11, 1730, at ^1849.10. Jonathan Fisk, 
June 15, 1730, was appointed guardian of his dg. Patience in her 
18th and of his son Peter in his 16th year. June 13, 1731, wid. 
Abigail quitclaimed to sons Jona. and John her right of dower ; and 
June 11, 1753, made her will, giving her estate to three minor chil. 
of her son Jona., late of Worcester ; to her son John of Lunenburg, 
to her dg. Patience Graves of Narragansett (No. 2), and to her dg. 
Abigail Grout, making the latter her executrix. Will proved Dec. 
4, 1753. [M. P. 19, 366-7, and 25, 428.] He had, 
7. 2. I. Jonathan,^ Feb. 9, 1702, d. 1748 ; m. Hannah Hurd, June 6, 1743. 

II. Josiah,3 1703, d. Nov. 18, 1706. 
10. 3. III. John,' Oct. 14, 1704, d. June, 1771 ; m. Joanna Boyenton. 

4, IV. Abigail,^ Sep. 1708, was unm. in 1753. 
V. Sarah,' July, 1711, d. young. 

5. VI. Patience,' April 10, 1714, m. Richard Graves of Athol. 
22. 6. VII. Peter,' May 29, 1715, d. unm. about 1742. 



2. 7. Jonathan^ purchased of James Holden, July 20, 1744, 90 acres of up- 

land with housing, and 6 do. of meadow. This farm is situated ^ 
mile N. of Quinsigamond village, and li miles S. of City Hall in 
Worcester, and is said to contain the field that was first ploughed in 
the township. He soon after rem. from Sud. to Worcester, where 
he d. intestate in 1748, a. 46. Commissioners were appointed June 
25, 1748, who appraised his estate in Wor. Co. at .£3410.15.1, O. T. 
and his lands in Sud. at ^134.8. Zach. Hurd became guardian of 
some or all of his chil. [W. P. 3, 52 and 59.] His wid. Hannah 
Hurd administered on his est. He had, 

23. 8. I. Jonathan,* b. June 2, 1744, at Sud., d. 1828at Wor. : m. Anna . 

9. II. Silence,"* Nov. 8, 1745, at Worcester ; m. Gates. 

III. Priscilla,* Aug. 13, 1747, all of whom, Nov. 24, 1769, signed an 
agreement to a division of their mother's dower. Priscilla, unm., 
made her will Nov. 3, 1773, giving her estate to Lavina Brown, 
Benoni Grout, Jona. Grout, Silence Gates, and Jason Duncan to 
whom she was engaged, which was proved Jan. 10, '74. [W. P. 
12, 491.] Nathan Perry, adm. 

3. 10. John,' Esq., is presumed m early life to have received a classical edu- 

cation, but did not graduate. He must have been a man of superior 
natural talents. He studied law, and during the latter half of his life» 
if not before, transacted business as an attorney. He m. Joanna 
Boynton, from Rowley, and March 18, 1727-8, purchased of John 
Goodrich, for if40, a house and 45 acres in the S. town, W. o( 
Groton, called Turkey Hills, now Lunenburg, [M. D.] ; and after- 
wards of Richard Wheeler, for ^58, a home lot and meadow and a 
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42 GROUT. 

town right in Poquiog, now Athol,on Miller's River. [W. D. 10, 527.] 
Oct. 12, 1736, he sold to his br. Jonathan 35 acres in Sud. Oct. J 5, 
1740, lie bought of Zacli. Gould for £10 a tract of 45 acres in Lu- 
nenburg ; and Nov. 10, 1740, of Hilkiah Boynton of L., for .£300, 
a lot of 40 acres in L. [W. I). 13, 353.] He afterwards removed U) 
Rindge, N. H. and next to JafFrey, where he d. In N. H. more of 
his history remains to be gatliered. He had at Lunenburg, 

28. 11. I. Hilkiah,^ Maj., July 23, 1728, m. Submit Hawkes. 
12. 11. Johanna,* Jan. 8, 1729-30, m. Parker. 

40 13. in. John,* Esq., June 13, 1731, d. a lawyer at Montreal. 

41. 14. IV. Elijah," Oct. 29, 1732, d. March, 1807; m. Molly Willard. 

51. 15. V. Joel,'' Hon., March 6, 1734-5, d. 1797; m. Sarah Hudson. 

63. 16. VI. Jonathan,'' Hon., July 23, 1737, d. Sep. 8, 1807 ; m. Sarah Page. 

71. 17. VII. Sarah,"* Nov. 28, 1738, d. Oct. 27, 1817 ; m. Eph'm Stockwelt 

77. 18. VIII. Patience,^ Aug. 23, 1740, m. Wm. Judevine. 

IX. Peter,'* Oct. 9, 1743, rem. West and was never heard from. 

79, 19. X. Abigail,4 March 23, 1745, d. Sep. 14, 1838; m. Nathan Hale. 

XI. Josiah,"* Nov. 28, 1748, d. unm. ; his est. inventoried Jan. 8, '77. 

86. 20. XII. Solomon,* June 27, 1751, m. Ruth Putnam. 
114. 21. XIII. Jehoshaphat,* Esq., Aug. 7, 1753, d. Sep. 6, 1806 ; m. Anna 

[Parker. 

6. 22. Petcr,^ r. unm. at Sud. ; May 17, 1736, bought of Rev. Tho. Frink of 
Rutland, for .£100, an original right of a new town N. W. of Rut., 
and lot No. 26 N. of the meeting-house; and June 21, 1737, of 
Sam'l Sawyer of Lancaster, for .£165, a messuage in Petersham ; 
and March 29, 1737, of John Witt of Marlb., for <£34, lot No. 4 in 
a tract in Upper Ashwelot, with all rights in all after divisions in said 
township. [VV. D. 13, 343.] Sep. 19, 1740, when " in good health," 
he made his will, giving two lots in Sud. to his br. Jonathan, <£150 
to his sister Patience, and the rest of his estate to be equally divided 
to his mother, sister Abigail, and br. Jona. He appointed Ephraiiu 
Curtis, Esq., his executor, who declined, and liis br. John of Lunen- 
burg, May 31, 1742, was appointed in his room. [M. P. 22, 472.] 



8. 23. Jonathan,* being only 4 years old at the death of his father, was taken 
to Sud. where he resided with his uncle Hurd until he was 16, when 
he returned to the farm that had been assigned him in Worcester, 
and was allowed to carry it on. He made an industrious and re- 
spectable citizen, was often chosen to town oflices, and in 1785 en- 
rolled with a comparatively small number from the extensive and 
populous township as fit for a juryman, an endorsement of character 
which modern usage has almost deprived of signification. He ni. 
Anna , who d. Aug. 25, 1827, and had, 

Prudence,* Feb. 19, 1770. 

Jonathan,* Feb. 11, 1772, d. April 31, 1849; m. Sally Do Wolf. 

Anna,* Sep. 16, 177 1, m. Miles, rs. his wid. at Shrews. 

Francis,* Oct. 30, 1777, m. Annah . 

Hannah,* May 7, 1781, rs. unm. at Worcester. 





24. 


I. 


115. 


25. 


II. 




26. 


in. 


116. 


27. 


IV. 
V. 



11. 28. Hilkiah,* Maj., m. Submit Hawkes, (b. in Deerfield about 1735, d. at 
Wcathersfield, Vt. 1817), .settled near Fort Hinsdale, N. H., where 
she, with Mrs. Jemima How and others, was taken captive by Ind- 





29. 


I. 




30. 


11. 


117. 


31. 


III. 


118. 


32. 


IV. 




33. 


V. 




34. 


VI. 




35. 


VII. 




36. 


VIII. 




37. 


IX. 


119. 


38. 


X. 




39. 


XI. 



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ians, July 27, 1755, carried to Canada with her three small children, 
|)arted from some of them, and sold to a French gentleman, j)robably 
by the name of Ue Melle, who treated her kindly during a captivity 
of 3 years. When ransomed, she was compelled to leave her chil- 
dren behind, and it was not until 3 years more had expired before 
she recovered them. Hilkiah the eldest never returned, and the 
mother, believing him dead, named a second Hilkiah. Circum- 
stances, however, occurred which induced the belief that he was 
adopted and raised an Indian, took the name of Peter Wcstfall, 
passed his life with the Cattaraugus Indians in N. Y., who made him 
a chief, and that from him Henry Westfall, Esq., of Baldwinsville, 
and others of this name in N. York, have descended. If dates are 
correctly given, Mrs. G. could not, at the time of her captivity, have 
been 20 years old, and the sutTerings of her fellow captives, as given 
in the narrative of Mrs. How, must have been liers. Maj. Grout, 
after the recovery of his family, resided at Northfield, Mass., but 
eventually settled at Weathcrsfield, Vt., where he d. at an advanced 
age. She became a member of the Congregational chh. and d. at 
W. at the age of 85. They had, 

Hilkiah,* afterwards named Peter Westfall. ? 

Asa,* m. Sally Spaflbrd ; was the father of Mrs. Oliver Tarboll, 
now of Cavendish, Vt. 

Pattv,* m. John Marsh. 

Elilui,* b. Feb. 17, 1760, at Northfield, d. July 13, 1843; m. 
Judith SpafTord. 

Hilkiah,* 2d, b. ab. 1763, d. ab. 1853, " a. 90" ; m. Abigail Parker. 

Bridgman,^ Jan. 16, 17 — . 

De Melle,* m. Patty Clark. 

Oliver,* m. Polly Morse. 

Orlando,^ or Leander, m. Lucy Brown. 

Le Roy,* Dec. 22, 1773, d. Feb. 7, 1815; m. Anna Perry. 

Seth,* " b. Dec. 21, 1788," pr. 78, m. Nelly Clark ; had 1. adg'. 
now the wf. of Mel. SpafTord of Weathcrsfield ; 2. SethV 
jun., d. 1830, the father of Warren of W. 



13. 40. John,* Esq., became a lawyer, and when N. York attempted to extend 
jurisdiction over the territory which is now Vermont, and erected the 
Co. of Westmoreland, he was appointed Dist. Attorney by the Gov. 
of N. Y., not improbably through the agency of a De Groot relative, 
and took up his residence at Chester. When the revolt of the Colo- 
nies took place, he was a loyalist, and retired to Canada and settled 
as a lawyer at Montreal, where he d. He m. and had two daughters, 
who were ladies of great talents and literary accomplishments. One 
of them, Frederica, m. a Capt. Ferguson of the Royal Army, who 
cruelly betrayed her affection and confidence, and she ever after re- 
fused to see him, suppliant as he became. For her wounded heart 
she seems to have found a solaco in literature. Of the other daugh- 
ter nothing is reported but her devotion to books, rendering her in- 
sensible to common domestic duties. 



14. 41. Elijali,* Esq., settled abt. 1766 upon a rich interval on Connecticut R. 
in Charlestown, N. H. ; served the town in various offices, was Jus- 



44 GROUT. 

tice of the Peace, and, in the revolutionary war, Commissarv to the 
army. He m. 1758 Molly WiUard, who d. 1786; and 2d, wid. 
(Read) Huichii s, by whom he became step-father to 10 children 
when he had " 10" of his own. He d. at C, March, 1807 ; had, 

42. I. Amasa,* March 26, 1759, d. March, 1837, at C. ; m. Amelia 

Howard ; had 1. Cyrus^ ; 2. Salmon,* both r. N, Y. 

43. II. Jonathan,* Maj. and Esq., b. April 24, 1760, d. 1854, set. upon 

the homestead ; m. Perthena Page ; and 2d, wid. Prouty ; and 

3d, a maiden lady ; had 1. Fanny,'' m. Willard ; 2. 

Harriet,* m. Labaree ; 3. Mary, m. Hamlin ; 4. 

Sophia,^ m. Bino;ham, r. St. Johnsbury. 

44. III. Mary ,5 Oct. 23, 1761, d.^May 19, 1839 : m. Nath'l Holden, Esq., 

r. Middlesex, Vt. ; had 1. Josiah,* (d.) ; 2. Elijah,* Esq. ; 3. 

Caty,* (d.) m. Haskins, r. M. ; 4. Mary* ; 5. Matilda,* 

m. Theoph. Cushman, (d.), r. Hardwick, Vt. ; 6. Sophia,* m. 
State or Steele, r. Springfield, Vt. 

45. IV. Lettuce,* May 3, 1763, d. 1812,^ m. Enos Lovell, Esq., r. Ches- 

ter, Vt. ; had 1. Michael,* (d.) ; 2. Cyrus, a lawyer, rs. Ionia, 
Ionia Co. ; 3. James,^ Esq., rs. Springfield, Vt. ; 4. Hannah,* 

m. Wood ; 5. Fanny,* (d.) ; 6. Polly,* (d.), m. 

Shaffer, had two sons, lawyers. 

46. V. Sophia,* Feb. 6, 1765, d. Sep. 1815 ; m. Enos Stevens, Esq., r. I 

Barnet ; had 1. Harry Stevens,* Esq., rs. B., Pres. of the An- 
tiquarian Society of Vt., the father of Mr. and Miss S. now in i 
France, whose letters are being published ; 2. Enos* ; 3. Sim-| 
eon,* (d.) ; 4. Phlneas,* (d.) M. D. ; 5. Lucy^ ; 6. Sophia,* m.' 
Dr. Skinner, rs. Barnet. 

47. VI. Eusebia,5 March 2, 1767, d. Aug. 11, 1825; m. Oliver Farwell,i 

(d.) r. Fairfax, Vt. ; had 1. Susanna,'* m. Loomis Bliss, and isj 
the mother of Rev. Daniel B? of the Syrian Mission; 2.. 
Willard,* rs. unm. at Fletcher, Vt. ; 3. James,* Esq., rs. Wis. ;t 
4. Dolly,* m. Archibald Ferguson, (d.), had Rev. James' F. F.,t 
rs. U'^eslford, Vt. ; 5. Sophia,* m. Salmon Gilmorc, rs. Water- 
ville, Vt. ; 6. Mary,* m. Rufus Hill, rs. Wis. ; 7. Henry,* m. 
rs. Manchester, N. H. 
120. 48. VII. Thcophilus,* Esq., Aug. 29, 1768, d. April 5, 1852, at W. Con-[ 
cord, Vt. ' 

VIII. Dollv,* Oct. 12, 1770, d. unm. at Charlcstown, 1801. 
49. IX. Josiah,* Gen., June 9, 1772, d. Jan. 9, 1853; m. Jan. 9, 1797, 
Sally White, (b. March 22, 1774, d. Julv 22, 1832,) dg. oft 
Elisha VV. of Walpole, N. H., by wf. Sarah Carter, dg. of Jo-, 
siah and Sarah C. of Leominster, Mass. ; settlod on a farmj 
bounded by Lamoille R. in Fairfax, Vt. ; filknl many town 
ullicos, was Justice of the Peace and Brigadier General of the 
militia of Vermont, 1818-22. In the war of 1812, ho, with the 
rank of Major, was in command of a ix>giment to guard the 
lines in 1813; and 1814, just hofonr the battle of Plattsburg, 
he volunteered, and, in a skirmish with the enemy, was, with 
his company, made prisoner. On these occasions " he dis- 
charged his duties to the satisfaction of all concerned, and 
cheerfidiv partici|)ated in everv iiardship and danger.'''' He 
had. 



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45 



1. Catherine Grout,^ b. Oct. 22, 1799, m. Jan. 2, 1821, Orrin 

Ballard of Georgia, Vt., who d. at S. Nankin, Mich., Aug. 
25, 1835 ; she rs. at Fairfax, Vt. ; had, 

1. Cynthia,' Nov. 28, 1821, m. Sep. 20, M2, Hiram F. 

Root, who d. Juiy 7, M5 ; and 2d, Nov. '54, Rev. 
Joseph A. Bent of 111. ; had 1. Mary C. Bcnt,« Nov. 
19, 1855, at Cornw., Vt. ; 2. Joseph,^ April 23, '57. 

2. Sarah Ann,' Feb. 22, '23, m. Sep. 22, '42, Dani^cl L. 

Jackson, rs. Westport, Vt., had 1. Hiram F. R." 
Auir. 23, 1843 ; 2. Truman L.« March 20, '46 ; 3. 
Preston B.« March 15, '49. 

3. Orrin LJ Oct. 20, 1825, A. M., grad. at Univ. Ver. 

'51 ; rs. Portland, Me. 

4. Alfred KJ Nov. 10, '27, m. June 19, '56, Helen Per- 

ry, dg. of Dr. Nath'l P. of Williamstown, Vt., rs. 
St. Johns, C. E. 

5. Hiram NJ July 5, 1829, m. Sep. 17, '56, Sarah G. 

Perrv, dg. of Daniel P. Esq., of Burlington, rs. B. 

6. Julia A J Aug. 24, '35, at S. Nankin, Mich., r. N. York. 

2. Josiah Carter,* Feb. 9, 1801, d. March 7, 1801. 

3. Idris,* Oct. 12, 1802, d. June 26, '57 ; m. Oct. 12, '25, Eben 

L. Farrar, r. Fairfax and Burin., who perished by the burn- 
ing of the steamer Montreal, June 26, '57. 

4. Clio,« Oct. 8, 1804, m. Jan. 18, 1836, Chauncy L. Shcpard of 

Norfolk, N. Y., rs. Fairfax ; has " a son, b. Sep. '36," pre- 
paring for Col. 

5. Josiah Carter,* Oct. 11, 1806, d. Aug. 23, 1807. 

6. Elijah K.* Sep. 20, 1810, m. 1832, ^Sophronia Meeker of F., 

rem. '38, to Leslie, Mich., ; ord. Pastor of Baptist chh. there, 
'39, where he rs. ; had \. Mariett A? June, '33, m. '49, 
Amasa Rust, rs. Saganaw City, has 3chil.^ ; 2. Harriet EJ 
March, '36, m. William Taylor, rs. Les., has two chil.^ ; 3. 
Gardner KJ Sep. '37; A.'idris S.' b. '40; 5. Hiram V.' 
'43; 6. Josiah Grout,' .Ian. 19, '48, d. May, '51. 

7. Sarah,* Nov. 15, 1813, d. Sep. 3, '15. 

X. Caty,* b. — 6, 1774, d. March 10, 1837; m. Clark Cushman, Esq., 
r. Barnet,an innkeeper; had 1. Sally* ; 2. Gustavus,* rs. a lawyer 
at Bangor, Me. ; 3. Theoph.* (d.) ; 4. Willard* ; 5. Wm.* (d.) ; 
6. Marv* ; 7. Eliza* ; 8. Xerxes* ; 9. Sophia.* 
XI. Patty,* b. June 19, 1776, d. young. 

15. 51. Hon. Joel Grout,* resided in Templcton and also in Gerry, (now Phil- 
lipston,) which he was instrumental in erecting and naming in honor 
of his friend Elbridge Gerry. 116 was an officer in the American 
army, and in the battle of Bennington. In 1779 he was a member 
of the convention that framed the constitution of Mass., and subse- 
quently of the Gen. Court. He removed to Richmond, N II., where 
lie died 1797. He m. Oct. 9, 17.56, Sarah Hudson from Petersham, 
b. Mav 15, 17.39, d. about 1820, at Stratfon, Vt., and had, 

121. 52. I. Sa'rah,* m. Richard Sawtell of Athol. 

22. .53. II. Abel,* b. Feb. 19, 17.58, d. at Stratton, Vt. : m. Dorcas Chase. 

33. 54. III. Unity,* Aug. 14, 1760, d. Dec. 13, 1843, at Bellviile, N. Y. ; m. 
Samuel Mixer from Samford, Vt. 



46 GROUT. 

Annis,* b. Oct. 25, 1763, m. Jesse Stockwell, (No. 72.) 
Joel,* Feb. 22, 1765, m. Asenuth Wilder. 
Elijah,* May 26, 1767, m. Betsey Loomis. 
Nalium,* Feb. 12, 1769, at Petersham ; m. Sybil Barrus. 
Eli,* Oct. 16, 1772, d. June 6, 1804; unm. at Richmond. 
Stephen,* April 15, 1774, d. May 28, '74. 
Rhoda,« Jan. 1, 1778, m. \Vm. Gould. 
XI. Sabra,* June 1, 1779, d. July 20, 1804; m. S. Dwight. 
Polly,* Nov. 2, 1780, m. Moses Gansy or Gurnsey. 





55. 


IV. 


134. 


56. 


V. 


135. 


57. 


VI 


136. 


58. 


VII 

VIII 




59. 


IX 


137. 


60. 


X 


138. 


61. 


XI 


139. 


62. 


XII. 



16. 63. Jonathan,* Hon. Of the early history of this eminent man almost noth- 
ing reliable has been reported, or gathered from public records, 
while that of his mature life is so extensive, requiring so many ex- 
planations of public measures and of the private transactions of oth- 
ers, as to fall, for the most part, without the compass to which this 
article must be confined. He was engaged in the French war, 
doubtless, as an officer, left Crown Point Sep. 22, 1760, and seems 
to have acted as bearer of despatches. He m. the same year his 
cousin, the daughter of Gov. Page ? of N. H., with whom he is said 
to have previously resided, but in what capacity is not known. He 
settled in Petersham, on a farm owned by Gov. P., became a lawyer 
and the master spirit of the community, and, with his copatriot Gen. 
Ward, of the entire County of Worcester, moulding for successive 
generations the political character of his neighborhood, and receiving 
from them every office in their gift which he would accept. He was 
a good whig, and early present with his regiment at the siege of Bos- 
ton, and liad he continued in the service, such were his peculiar tal- 
ents, his name might have descended with those of Sullivan, Stark, 
Greene, and other heroes of the revolution. But as a friend to the 
cause, he rendered service equally important in the inspiring influ- 
ence which he exerted. His natural talents were of a high order, 
and he wrote with rare ability. He was a man of the world, consid- 
ered ambitious and artful, but of his patriotism none could doubt. 
He was, with Caleb Strong, Elbridge Gerry, Fisher Ames, vScc, 
elected, 1789, a member of the first Congress under the Federal 
Constitution, and in this capacity befriended the administration of 
Washington ; but afterwards, when the original parties were com- 
pletely formed, he was included in the democratic ranks, then a 
minori y in !\Iassachusetts. At this time of life he is described as 
" very fleshy, of medium height, fair complexion, and a very ImndJ 
some man." 

Cut. G. engaged largely in land speculations, owning at one timo 
40,000 acres in Vermont and N. Hampshire, including a township 
in Vermont, to which he secured the name of Lunenburg, in honor 
of liis natal place, and where for years he passed much of his time. 
He accumulated and left a very large estate, of which his heirs are 
said to have been fraudulently de|)rived. But hv seems to have heeil 
involved in many lawsuits, and to have experienced the ordinary 
course of Proviilcnee, that sends adversity after jirosperity. He d. 
Se|). N, 1807, while attending a suit at Dover, N. H., where his 
monument may be foiuid. On the amiouncemeut of his death, the 
Court, in token of respect, immediately adjourned. His amiable 



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consort, leaving her son John sick at P., did not arrive until after his 
interment, and on her return found iier son also dead, and her house 
changed into the abode of two lonely widows. She d. at P., March 
22, 1814, aged 71. Thev had, 
63i. I. Jonathan,* A.M., Jan.'23, 1761, grad. D. C. '87, d. about 1820, 
r. a teacher at Philad. 
II. Sarah,* Dec. 21, 1762, m. Maj. Aaron Brooks, had 6 ch. 

Elizabeth,* Ap.26, 1764, m. Hon. Ilutchins Hapgood, Esq., P. M. 
Thomas,* April 20, 1766, d. April 29, 1786, unm. 

Lydia,* July 13, 1767, d. March 25, 1827 ; ni. Shaw, and 

2d, Israel Houghton. 
Paul,* A. M., April 3, 1769, became a merchant, and d. unm. 

Oct. 1802, at Portsmouth, Va. 
Dollv,* Sep. 22, 1770, d. Jan. 1, '71. 

Dolly,* May 1, 1772, d. July 16, 1822, m. Eber Hapgood. 
John,* May 5, 1774, d. Sep. 12, '75. 
George,* A. M., b. also May 5, '74, became a successful lawyer, 

and d. April 7, 1804, in N. Carolina, pr. sine prole. 
Polly,* June 16, 1776, d. unm. at adult age. 
John,* April 23, 1779, d. Sep. 12, 1807, m. Prudence Wilder. 
Sukey,* March 2, 1783, d. April 28, 1824, unm., a lady of su- 
perior intelligence. 
And two or three others that d. young. 



64. 


II. 


65. 


III. 




IV. 


66. 


V. 


67. 


VI. 




VII. 


68. 


VIII. 




IX. 


69. 


X. 




XI. 


70. 


XII. 




XIII. 



71. Sarah,* hus. Capt. Ephraim Stockwell, b. Oct. 16, 1733, at Sutton, d. 

July 10, 1802, at Gerry ; his marriage entered at Petersham, Nov. 
8, 1757 ; was in the army at Bennington, July 28 to Sep. 1, '77, as 
Capt. ; had, 

72. I. Jesse,* Jan. 5, 1759, d. at the West, a. 90 ; m. Annis Grout, dg. 

of Joel G., r. Essex, Vt. ; had 1. Elijah' ; 2. Ephraim' ; 3. 
Lydia' ; 4. Ira' ; 5. Eli.' 
II. Phcbe,* Aug. 3, 1760, at Athol ; d. April 7, 1769. 

73. III. Ziba,5 Aug. 1, 1762, d. Jan. 7, 1849, at Phillipston ; m. Apr. 21, 

'85, Hannah Town ; and 2d, Sarah P. Willard, Aug. 10, 1831 ; 
had 1. Clark,' Nov. 5, 1785, d. 1847; 2. Sally,' Jan. 6, '88 ; 
3. Lydia,' Oct. 26, '91, d. April 24, '95 ; 4. Humphrey,' June 
27, '93, d. April 21, '95 ; 5. Hannah,' March 15, '95, d. Oct. 
7, '99 ; 6. Lvdia,' May 12, '98, d. Sep. 1801 ; 7. Vestv,' Dec. 
15, 1800, d. Sep. '01 ; 8. Horace,' Feb. 25, 1804, d. Nov. 14, 
'05 ; 9. Marilla,' July 27, 1805 ; 10. George,' April 27, 1807, 
d. Oct. '11 : 11. Lysander,' Sep. 29, 1809, d. Oct. 12, '51. 
IV. Ephraim,* April 29, 1764, d. Oct. 1, '64. 
V. Sarah,* Aug. 23, 1765, d. Dec. 29, '65. 

74. VI. Lois,* Aug. 19, 1767, d. Jan. 14, 1857, at Athol ; m. May 26, 

1791, Joshua Sprague of P., b. at Hingham, Sep. 2, 1767, d. 
March 25, 1853, a descendant of Wm. S. from Weym., Eng., 
June 20, 1628, son of Edward S. of Upway, Dorsetshire ; had, 
1. Loring,' March 23, 1792, at Petersham ; m. Sarah Mac- 
near, rs. P. ; 2. Joseph,' Oct. 2, 1794, at Athol, m. Mehetabel 
Chamberlin, rs. McDonough, N. Y. ; 3. George,' Sep. 5, '96, 
at Athol, rs. at A., m. June 1, 1826, Nancy Knight, dg. of 
Thaddeus and Martha K. of Phillipston, and had, 



48 GROUT. 

1, George Lorenzo^ April 6, 1828, rs. at Athol as De- 
pot Master, m. Mary Helen Sprague, dg. of David S. 
of Templeton, had George Herbert,* Aug. 3, '52 ; 2. 
Martha Angelhie,'' Oct. 12, 1829, m. John A. Spen- 
cer of Boston, June 1, 1856; 3. Leander Milton,^ 
Oct. 19, 1832, m. Dec. 23, '56, Mary Elizabeth, dg. 
of Hon. John A. Pitzer of Wintcrset, Iowa, rs. W. ; 
4. Lucius Knight^^ Aug. 7, '36, rs. Athol ; 5. Edwin 
Loring,'' July 6, '38 ; 6. Henry Harrison^ Aug.l, '41 
4. Sally S.^ Oct. 15, 1798, m. Joel Stratton, rs. at Yellow 
Spring, Oh. ; 5. Ephraim S.« Dec. 14, 1800, rs. Athol, m 
Sarah Wheeler from Fitzwilliam ; 6. Louisa,® March 2, 1803, 
rs. Worcester, m. Joshua Culver; 7. Joshua,* Nov. 2, 1804, 
rs. Alexandria, D. C. ; 8. Mermda,'^ June 1, 1807, rs. Athol ; 
9. Caleb,« Sep. 27, 1809, rs. A. 
75. VII. Phebc,* Feb. 8, 1772, d. at Barnard, Vt., June 3, 1834, m. \\m\ 
How ; had 1. Josiah,® Jan. 4, 1795 ; 2. Lydia,6 May 11, '97 ; 

3. Sukey,« Jan. 30, 1800 ; 4. Phebe,« June 7, 1802 ; 5. Loui- 
sa,« Sep. 14, 1804; 6. Hephzibah,® Feb. 8, 1807; 7. Sarah,' 
April 4, 1809 ; 8. Leonard,® May 9, '11 ; 9. Elvira,^ July 17. 
'13; 10. Peter,® Feb. 24, '16. 

VIII. Lvdia,* Feb. 8, 1772, d. Jan. 17, '76. 
IX. Elijah,* Feb. 17, 1774, d. Feb. 7, 76. 
76. X. Josiah,' Oct. 14, 1775, d. Aug. 18, 1853, at Athol, m. Polly 
Moore, and 2d, Isabella Doty; had 1. Cyrus,® Sep. 16, 1797, 
(d.) ; 2. Hannah,® Nov. 8, '99, (d.) ; 3. Elvira,® Feb. 2, 1802 ; 

4. EUiier,® Dec. 31, 1803, (d.) ; 5. Leander,® Feb. 9, '06 : 6 
Sylvester,® Sep. 20, '08 ; 7. Harriet,® Nov. 1, '10 ; 8. Rlary 
R.® Oct. 5, '12 ; 9. Sophia A.® Oct. 19, '14; 10. Dolly C.® by 
2d wife, July 29, '20 ; 11. Isabella,^ June 3, '23 ; 12. Josiah 
B.® Feb. 14, '25 ; 13. Orlando,® Dec. 23, '26, (d.) 



18. 77. Patience,' m. Aug. 15, 1761, Wm. Judcvine of Charlestown, N. H. 
and had, 

I. Calvin,* m. Polly Farwcll ; both d. at C. 
11. William,* who d. at Canandagua, N. Y. 

III. Patience,* m. Samuel Howard, and d. with liim at Whitby, C. W, 

IV. Cornelius,* Hon., b. Nov. 2, 1776, m. June 11, 1809, Lucy With 

erbee, who d. April 29, 1826, and 2d, Eliza Cushman, May 
29, '27, rs. Concord, Vt. ; had, 

1. Lathua,'^ March 24, 1810, m. Adolphus Holton, Jr., Julj 

17, 1843, and d. at Hardwick, Vt., March, '47. 

2. Alden E.o, Hon., b. Aug. 4, 1811, rs. S. Hardwick, 

Judge, and late member of the Senate of Vt. 

3. Harvey,® p]sq., b. March 20, 1820, rs. a merch. at Con 

coril, Vt. ; m. Aug. 25, '46, Florella Morse, who c 
July 24, '55. 



19. 79. Abigail," m. at Pvindgo, Jan. 28, 1766, Col. Nathan Hale,** (b. Sep 
23, 1743, at Jlampstead, N. H., d. September 23, 1780), the so 

'• IFc was l)roilicr lo Kiiorli Hali-.B of Walpole, Col. of tho N. II. militia in ilie war of the Rcvolulio jj 
ineuilicr tluriii!^ ilio same of ilic .N. II. Provincial Assembly, Commissary General of Uic Sialc, filling a * 



j GROUT. 4i> 

Lf Moses H.* (b. 1703, at Rowley, il. at Rindgc, June 16, 176*2,) by wf. 
Elizabeth Wheeler, (d. Jan. 9, 1780, in her 76tli year,) and grandson of Capt. 
iTIiomas H." 3d, a magistrate who weiglied over 500 lbs., (b. Feb. 11, 1659, d. at 
Rowley April 11, 1730,) by wf. Sarah Norlhfield, (m. 1682) and gr. ^nuKlson 
3f Tho. Il.'-i 2d, (the nnclc of Rev. Moses of Newbury, and b. 1633, d.'' Oct. 22, 
1688,) by wf. Mary Hiitclienson, (m. May 26, 1657,) and gr. gr. grandson of 
Tho. H.' of Kings Walden, Co. Herts, Eng., b. 1604, came with his wf. Tamo- 
sin or Thomasine, and settled at Newbury, 1635; was admitted freeman 163S ; 
resided in Haverhill, 1616; afterwards in Salem, and d. in Newbury, 1682. 

Col. Hale* was a merchant and resided at Rindge. On the breaking out of 
he Revolutionary war, he was Capt. of a company of minute men, with whom lie 
"narched the morning after the battle of Lexington ; was appointed by the Prov- 
nce of N. H. Major in one of the three regiments of the Continental line raised 
)y her, and subsequently promoted Lt. Col. — then Col. — was stationed for a year 
)r more at Ticonderoga, under Gen. St. Clair. On the retreat of St. Clair before 
Burgoync, in 1777, he was taken prisoner by the British, at or just after the battle of 
^ubbardton ; was unjustly accused of cowardice in that battle, which charge he 
ndignantly denied and demanded a court martial ; went home on parole ; was 
•ecalled within the enemy's lines ; left home June 14, 1779, and died a prisoner 
n the hands of the British at New Utrecht, Long Island, Sept. 23, 1780, aged 
ust 38 years. 

His widow Abigail (Grout) Hale died at the residence of her son Harry, in 
helsea, Vt., Sept. 14, 1838, aged 93 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was a 
rery superior woman. In answer to my request, her youngest child, Harry 
riale, Esq., now in his 78th year, has consented to give me " facts for a brief 
lote of her character." But as these illustrate in a degree the character of her 
athcr's family, if not her grandfather's, and arc in themselves too good to be 
mitted in a mere family memorial, I take the liberty to insert the following e.\- 
racts from his letter : — 

" My mother was a person, as I think, of very ardent disposition, discriminat- 
ng mind, and just sense of right and wrong; ready to befriend any one in cir- 
umstances of need ; liberal to the poor, and ready to resist the wrong doer with 
II the force of her mind. I will give one or two instances. She administered 
n my father's estate. A person professing to be a friend, possessed himself of 
bout 83,000 belonging to the estate, in her absence and against her will. He 
aid he did it for her benefit. She did not thank him, and told him she felt com- 
etent to take care of it without his interference. He refused to restore it. She 
ommenced a suit against him in the N. H. courts, and, after going from the 
Dwer to the highest court, obtained a verdict for the whole amount. He pro- 
ssscd to be aggrieved, said the decision was unjust, and, being a man of great 
nflucnce in the State, petitioned the legislature to grant him a new trial. His 
Cqucst was granted. Anew it commenced, and at the last court of dernier re- 
brt he produced witnesses which she said were false, and she could prove them 
0. At the end of this trial the verdict was in his favor. No way discouraged 
y this result, she thought what was ' sauce for a gander might be sauce for a 
oo5e,' and she applied to the legislature for another trial, which was granted,, 
nd she came out triumphant, and recovered the full amount of debt, damages 
nd cost, which was paid. Each of these three trials must have been in court 

iporlanl place among the public men of ihosc times. He buill at Bellows Falls the first bridge ever 
■fcleil across Connecticut R. His son Joshua" rivalled his gr. grd. f in weight, attaining some '100 lbs. 
harlcs Hale/ E'sq., of Newbury, Vt., is his son, and Oscar C. Hale,* Esq., Cashier of Wells Rtv«r 
lank, the sou of Charles. 

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50 GROUT. 

from two to four years. How many females of the present age would have the 
courage to go through such a scene, having a very artful and inlluential enemy 
to contend against ? 

" Some time hctwcen 1790 and 1800, my mother received from the U. S. 
ahout $3,600 for my father's services during the war of the revolution. A per- 
son of much influence and wealth and a professed friend applied to her for the 
loan of that money, proposing to give her a note, signed by himself and a son, 
for the payment. An agreement was made that they might have what she had 
to spare, by giving 5 or 6 notes for $500 each. Such notes were executed, pay- 
able to her or her order on demand, with annual interest, with the understanding 
that if the interest was punctually paid and any one of said notes paid when she 
needed it, the remainder might remain while she considered it safe. A year 
expired but no interest came. A plea was urged that money was very hard to 
be o-ot — that she was not in immediate need — that she should not eventually lose 
anything by them, &c. &c. Another year passed by, and still no interest was 
paid, and the same plea was urged as before. Patience was now exhausted, and 
a suit was commenced on one or more of the notes, and property attached. The 
signers of the notes were both lawyers — the one old and artful, the other young 
and vigorous — and every artifice that ingenuity could devise was used to delay a 
final judgment, and some incidents were peculiarly favorable to the defendants ; 
but alter several suits, which were in progress from five to ten years, the notes 
were all collected in full, with legal costs. 

" You may possibly think, from the above, that all her powers were exerted for 
the acquisition and retention of dollars and cents, regardless of every other object. 
This was far from being the case, and to convince you I will give another inci- 
dent. After my father's decease a claim was presented against 'he estate of 
about $2000, which my mother said she knew to be unjust, and which, if in her 
power to prevent it, should never be allowed ; and, if allowed, should not be paid. 
It was allowed, and an execution issued for the amount against her as adm'x, 
and, for want of property, against her body ! She did go to jail and was deliv- 
ered to the keeper of the jail, ' within said prison,' there to remain until said ex- 
ecution should be fully paid in full of all damages, costs, jailor's fees, &c. Her 
determination was to spend the remainder of her life in the jail yard, and to have 
her body buried in the limits, by doing which the execution would be fully satis- 
fied. You will probably say, ' My dear sir, you have not only failed to i)rove 
otherwise with regard to her money-getting propensities, but have added testimo- 
ny in confirmation of my opinion.' But ])lease hear me through. There were 
many circumstances which very much ameliorated her condition as a prisoner. 
Her own brother Jehoshaphat was the jailor; her brother Elijah of Charlestown 
was on hand to give bonds for the liberty of the jail yard. She had liorsc and 
saddle to ride wlienever she chose, and although the distance she could ride was 
limited, vet it was an indulgence of which she was extremely fond. She would 
always have the best horso within her knowledge, if money would buy it. She 
boarded in her brother's family, and had every attention paid her which a person 
in her situation could desire. 

" There she remained, I should think, not less than six months, when an event 
occurred which cidled her suddenly home. When she left for Keene, she left 
me and my sister, then in her 18th year, to manage our domestic affairs, in 
which we succeeded very comfortably — a female frii'iid, living very near and 
several years ohler tlian my sister, calling on us almost daily, and most of the 
time; s])ending the night with my sister. In Sep. 1795 my sister was taken sick 
with a fever, and in u few days the physicians said there was no prosi)ect of her 




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MRS ABIGAIL (GROUT) HALE. 



I.h'^ hy.L iiratrher S^rtotx 



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recovery. IMy mother was immcdiutcly informed. Iler mind was at once made 
up. I cannot remain here, said she, under these circumstances ; I must xfo, and 
do what I can for lier, and, if she dies, be by her to perform the hist acts of kind- 
ness, and follow her to the grave as chief mourner. Thus decidinji, in an liour's 
time, regardless of jail limits and bondsman, she was on her horse, and in three 
hours more by the bedside of her darling daughter, and only two days before 
her death. Soon after the funeral ceremonies, my uncle Elijah Grout appeared, 
and, after salutattons of usual occurrence, spake rather reproachfully to my 
mother for leaving the jail limits and subjecting him to the liability of having so 
great a debt to pay. iter reply was worthy of the dignity of a matron and a 
parent. My dear brother, said she, would you wish me to have acted the part of 
a miser, and, knowing that my daughter was in the most extreme danger and 
that my presence might possibly save her life, would you, I say, for the i)altry 
sum for which I was holdcn, have had me so unfeeling, as to remain there, and 
suffer her to die without the consolation of her only earthly parent? No; had 
every cent I was worth on earth, even the bed on which I slept, been necessary 
to pay the bond, everything should have been sacrificed that I might enjoy the 
luxury of doing what 1 could for my child. Rut, says my uncle, 1 am liable to 
be sued any moment, and to have all my property attached and taken from me. 
My dear brother, said she, cheer up, and only continue your journey a little far- 
ther and you shall have the money to carry back with you to pay the debt ; so 
saying she went to her locker and brought him some notes and said, ' take these, 
and call on John Gushing, a wholesale merchant of Boston, who is the signer, 
and he will pay you as much as you wish.' Her proposal was acceded to, and 
he soon returned with the sum needed. 

" My mother was a person of almost boundless charity to the poor and needy. 
I never knew her to send away a worthy poor person with an empt)^ hand, but 
almost uniformly loaded them with Iver bounties; but for idle loafers she had no 
sympathy. She was a great reader, and always took more or less of the local 
and religious publications of the day. She was by no means an ordinary letter 
writer. I have seen writings of hers, on local and religious subjects, which, for 
strength of argument and depth of reasoning, would not suffer, in my opinion, by 
the side of the writings of many females of finished education of the present day. 

'• I would not contend that she was without faults, in common with all others ; 
but, taking her all in all, I do not think that in all my protracted life 1 ever knew 
a person, male or female, possessed of more originality of thought, more power 
to distinguish between right and wrong, more untiring perseveiance in pursuing 
the right and repressing the wrong, or one more charitable to the poor, according 
to her ability, than this same mother of mine." 

These extracts, though written by her son, contain no exaggerations as I infer 
from other testimony. Of her trials and hardships incideiu to the war of the 
revolution and the absence and death of her husband, and of the heroic manner 
in which she met them, he makes no mention. These would form materials for 
too extended an article for this work, however desirable to be remembered by 
her latest descendants. She was a most devoted wife. Such was her anxiety 
for her husband while a prisoner on L. I., that she rode on horseback 30 miles 
and back in one day to secure the conveyance of a letter to him. 

Mrs. Abigail (Grout^ Hale had at Rindge, 

80. I Charlotte Hale,* Dec. 30, 17()6, d. May 5, 1841, at Ashburnham ; 
m. Oct. 30, 1788, Dr. Abraham Lowe, who d. at A. Oct. 23, 1831, 
and had at A, 

1. Nathan H.% Julv 21, 1789, d. Dec. 12, '89. 



52 GROUT. 

2. Abigail U.' Jan. 24, 1791, m. Dr. Wm. H. Cutler of Winchen- 

cion, June 10 or 16, 1814, rs. Ashburnham ; had 1. Wm.JJ 
April 19, 1815; 2. Abigail Hah,'' Juno 8, 1816, m. Jan. 5, 
'36, Dea. Albert Abbott of Andover, ; 3. Ahrahain Lowe,'' 
June 3, '18; 4. Sarah Lincoln,^ Nov. 12, '19, d. Sep. 25, 
'39; 5. Gco?'A^e,^ April 23, '21 ; 6. £J?«/rJ,^ Feb. 9, '24, 
d. Jan. 16, '25 ; 7. Edward WaU},' Jan. 17, '26 ; 8. In- 
fant,' Jan. 29, '31, d. yg. ; 9. Charles Henri/,'' l\Iar.29, '33. 

3. Charlotte,'' May 29, 1793, m. June 4, 1840, David Goodwin, 

Esq., rs. Chelsea, Vl, s. p, 

4. Abraham Thompson,^ Aug. 15, 1796, M. D., Dart. Col. 1816, 

m. Oct. 20, 1822, Emma Burr Godd, and 2d, Susan Burr 
Gould, Nov. 6, '36, and 3d, Eliza Butler Burr, April 4, '44, 
all sisters from Ashby, r. Bos. and Bridgewater, formerly an 
Alderman of B., and her Rep. in the House and in the Sen- 
ate, and now a Director of Ins. and Banking Cos. in B. Has 
1. Lewis Gould,'' (by 1st wf.) who has two sons^ ; 2. so7i,'' 
by his 3d wf. 

5. Thomas Hale,« Nov. 27, 1799, d. Jan. 13, 1800. 

6. Mary Hale,^ May 9, 1801, d. Dec. 23, 1838; m. May 4, '25, 

Samuel Woods, son of Rev. Dr. Leonard W. of And. Theo. 
Scm. and had 1. Samuel HJ rs. Bos. ; 2. Joseph,' rs. B. 

7. George Henry ,« May 12, 1803, m. Feb. 18, '30, Catharine M. 

Briiiham, (Ch. 11.,' No. 87), rs. Brookfield, Ms., has 5 ch. 

8. Bcnoni,^ Sep. 19, 1807, d. Feb. 22, '08. 

HI. II. Thomas,' b. Sep. 6, 1769, d. Dec. 1, '97; m. Hannah Goldsmith, had 

2 sons, both d. s. p. 
82. 111. Nathan,* b. July 1, 1771, d. Jan. 9, 1849, at Chelsea, Vt. ; m. Jan. 1793, 

Eunice Raymond, from Rindgc, N. H., who d. Dec. '94; and 2d, 

Ruth Tyler, from Tolland, Ct.^? b. 1779, m. '99, d. April 4, 1804; 

and 3d, Sarah C. Black, from Barre, Ms., b. Au^. 28, '78, m. Feb. 

2, 1806, d. Mar. 29, '39, r. Rindgc and Windsor, Vt. ; had, 

1. A child," who d. unnamed. 

2. Raymond,^ Aug. 28, 1800, at W. ; m. Dec. 8, '33, , 

rs. Chelsea, Vt., has Oscar,' now a mem. of Dart. Col. 

3. .Tohn Tyhr,^ Feb. 20, 1802, rs. C. ; m. Feb. 12, '28, Amanda 

1*. Blake, dg. of Amplius B. of C, formerly a merchant at 
l^os. ; has 1 dg. and 3 sons. 

4. .Mary,'= Jan. 12, 1804, (by 2d wf.), m. Feb. 14, '38, Ralph 

Hosford, and 2d, Jolm Wiiite of Woodstock, Vt. ; had 1. 
Louise Jlosford' m. Dr. Ahirtin Love (or Low) of Benning- 
ton, Vt. 

T). Slulla Jane,* .Ian. 2, 1807, at Chelsea; m. Chauncey Smith, 
May 3, '31, and d. March 3, '57, at Wash., 1). C, leaving 
Nathan Abial,' alias Nathan IL\ b. Sep. 23, '33, rs. W. 

.6. Nathan (irout,* b. July 21, 1812, rs. a dentist at Windsor; m. 
Oct. 28, 'M),, Lucia P. Hall, b. Aug. 29, '19, dg. of Chase 
H. of Tunbridgx;, Vt., d. Jan. 13, '48 ; and 2d, Fanny Gus.| 
tine of Chelsea, b. a?t. 18, '32, m. June 2, '51 ; liad l.l 
Hrnn/ C March 3, '47, d. I\Iarch 17, '48; 2. Lizzie,'' Feb. 
10, '52, d. \'vh. 14, '52 ; 3. Fanny Stella,'' Feb. 18, '57. 
}V. A son,* b. and d. July, 1773, 




HARRY HALE ESQ, 



t.tth by I ii-iftfhmr Poftiiti 



GROUT. 53 

V. Eliphalet,* b. May 16, 1775, settled in Boston as a merchant, where, in 

the house of John Cusliing & Co., wholesale importers, his motlier 
hatl placed him in his youth. After transacting in an honorable 
manner an extensive business, lie retired to Keene, N. II., where he 
(1. Sep. 2G, 1842, and was interred at Mount Auburn with his wife 
Abigail, who d. at Bos. about 1880. He m. Abigail Waters, grd. dg. 
of Abigail (Dawes) W., (b. Jan. 13, 1721, at Boston, d. Nov. 22, 
1616,) a woman of eminent piety, whose memoirs, written by lier 
pastor. Rev. Joshua Huntington, were published and extensively cir- 
culated ; and had, 

1. Mary W.* b. Jan. 28, 1810, who rs. a maiden lady with her 

brother at Boston. 

2. George,* Esq., b. Sep. 26, 1813, m. Mary Ford, rs. a merchant 

at Boston, sine prole. 

VI. Polly,* b. April 26, 1778, d. unm. Sep. 26, '95, deeply lamented. 

VII. Harry Hale,* Esq., b. Feb. 10, 1780, was the same as a posthumous 
child, his father having bid a final adieu to his family 8 mos. before 
he was born, and d. when he was 8 mos. old. The moulding of his 
character devolved, therefore, entirely upon his mother. His early 
opportunities for education were restricted to district schools and a 
term of 4 mos, at the Academy in Westford, Ms. He commenced 
life for himself in 1798, as a farmer, and labored 4 years, when, his 
health failing, he sold his farm at Rindge, and May, 1803, embarked 
in mercantile business at Windsor, Vt. Here he was chosen to town 
offices, and to the command of a company of militia. In 1807, he 
removed to Chelsea, his present residence, and there continued in 
trade until he retired muny years ago. Esq. H. has been no office 
seeker, but has been much sought for office. In 1807, he was urged 
by members of the Legislature of Vt. from Orange Co. to accept the 
office of sheriff, but he utterly refused in deference to older residents 
of the Co. In 1814 he accepted the appointment. By the town of 
C. he was chosen very many times Lister, Selectman, Treasurer, 
Justice of the Peace, Overseer of the Poor, Grand Juror, Trustee of 
U. S. surplus fund, and, in 1828, '32 and '36, Representative to the 
Leg. of Vt. In 1832 and subsequently he was appointed Clerk of 
the Supreme and County Courts for Orange Co., and the same year 
chosen by the Leg. a Bank Commissioner, and by annual elections 
continued in this responsible office for 5 yrs. At the organization of 
the Mutual Fire Ins. Co. of Orange Co. in 1840, he was chosen a 
Director, and held the office 10 years, serving as President the last 5. 
He has long been a Life Director of the American Bible Society, ac- 
tively engaged with other benevolent institutions, and held a high 
place in the regards of good men and the public at large. He m. 
Phebe Adams, dg. of David Adams of Rindge, (pr. from Rowley), 
and b. Feb. 21, 1777, d. Jan. 13, 1815; and 2d, Lucinda Eddy, b. 
May 28, 1785, m. Nov. 14, 1815, dg. of Ephraim E. of Woodstock, 
Vt., a Capt. in the Revolutionary army, (b. at Middleboro', Mass., d. 
Sep. 3, 1799), by wf. Mary SafTord, from Hardwick, Mass., (d. Feb. 
13, 1841), and grd. dg. of Nathan Eddy, who r. at W., and d. at 
Pittsfield, Vt. 1804, and his wf. 1802. Her grandfather Col. Jos. 
Saflord was Jjt. in the Revolutionary army, and her father, Capt. 
Ephraim Eddy, was of Washington's body-guard, and afterwards 
Commissary to the army. Harry Hale, Esq., had. 



54 GROUT. 

1. Polly,* Aug. 3, 1S03, at R. ; m. Feb. 5, 1829, Hiram Bliss, M.D., 

Dart. Col. 1825, rs. VValdoboro', Me. ; has 1. Heury H? rs. u 
merchant in Ohio, had a \vf. and 2 chil. all dead ; 2. Charles^ 
rs. Bangor, has a wife and son* ; 3. Hiram'' ; 4. Mary Aiui' ; 
5. George,'' and three dgsJ d. 

2. Henry,* April 22, 1805, at Windsor, and d. Dec. 6, 1807, atChel. 

3. Mark,* Aug. 20, 1806, entered U. S. Navy as Midshipman 1825, 

resigned May 28, '32, and has not since been heard from, was 
unm. and is " probably d." 

4. A son,* b. and d. Jan. 26', 1808, at Chelsea. 
5 & 6. Son and dg.* b. and d. Dec. 28, 1808. 

7. Louisa,* Jan. 6, 1810, m. June, 1830, Rev. Elihu Scott, (Meth. 

Epis.) rs. E. Salsbury, Ms. ; had 1. George,'' (d.) ; 2. Joseph,' 
rs. a Teacher at Brimfield ; 3. Julia M.^ ; 4, Louise' ; 5. Har- 
ry h: 

8. Piiebe Adams,« May 23, 1811, d. May 5, '56; m. Nov. 11, "33, 

Stephen Vincent, Esq. of Chelsea ; had 1. Agnes,'' d. Feb. 13, 
'41 ; 2. Ann Eliza,' Nov. 1836 ; 3. Walier^S.'' June, '38 ; 4. 
Henry OJ March 24, '40 ; 5. William,'' March, '42, d. Aui:. 
12, '42 ; 6. Louisa,'' 1843 ; 7. Laura,'' 1844 ; 8. Gratia^'' 
May, '46 ; 9. Man/,'' July, '48. 

9. A dg.*, twin to Phebe Adams, b. and d. May 23, '1811. 

10. Thomas,* Jan. 18, 1813, educated at Weslcyan Univ. Middletown, 

Ct., rs. unm. at Windsor, as Editor and Proprietor of Vermont 
Journal ; received A. M. from Univ. of Vt. 1852. 

11. FIcnry,* June 21, 1814, (by 1st wf.), grad. at Univ. of Vt. 1840, 

read Law at Burlington, Vt. with Wyllys Lyman and George 
Marsh, Esquires, practised for some years at Orwell, Vt., was 
Sec'ry for Civil and Military aifairs of Vt. 1840-44, and after- 
wards lawyer at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In 1856 he removed to 
St. Paul's, Minnesota, where he now rs. He m. Nov. 28, "55, 
Mary E. Fletcher, dg of Paris F. Esq. of Bridport, Vt. 

12. Abicail Grout,* April S', 1817, (bv 2d wf.), rs. with her parents. 

13. SaOord Eddy,* Oct. 26, 1818, M. D., Dart. Col. 1841, studied 

medicine with Drs. Bliss of Waldoboro', Me., Joseph Marsh of 
P)urlin£rton, Vt., and (Tilman Kimball of Lowell ; m. Sep. 21, 
1813, Elizabeth P. Churchill, dg. of .Joseph C. Esq. of Wood, 
stock, Vt. In 1842 he s. in Eli/.abeihtown, Essex Co., N. Y.] 
as a surgeon and |)hvsician, and for 10 years has held the oflii' 
of County Treasurc-r; had 1. Fnv/. C.^"' June 24, '44 ; 2. Clar, 
Lurinda,'' .Ian. 12, '51; 3. Jose]>/i C Sep. 6, '55. 

14. Laura Charlotte,* Sep. 24, 1820, m. Feb. 17, '48, Rev. Wm. T. 

Herrick, A. B., Univ. of Vt. 1839, and A. M. '42, r. Essex, Vt. 
and Winooski Falls, Vt. and rs. Candia, N. H. as jjastor of tho 
C()ni,''l Chh. : had 1. Wm. H.'' Oct. 18, '49; 2. John G7 Aws 
29, '.52, (1. Apiil 16, '54; 3. Russel/,'' May 5, '.55. 

15. Robert Saflord,* Sep. 24, 1822, grad. at Univ." of Vt. 1842, A.M 

'45 ; was Principal of Academy at Moiitpelier, '44 ; read Law 
with Hon. A. C'. Hand of Elizabethtown, N. Y., wliere he be- 
came partner in practice with Hon. Orlando Kellogg, 18 17-56, 
when lie was elected Counlv Judge of Essex Co., retaining still 
his Inerative practice^ in the Sup. Courts of N. Y. He m. Dec 



GROUT. 56 

20, '49, Lovina Stone, tig. of Capt. Jeremiah S. of E., and liati 
\. Ahba Laura,'' Dec. 11, '50; 2. Harry; Oct. 3, '52; 3. 
Mari/ Edfly; July 14, '54. 

16. John Gardner,* Sep. 12, 1824, grad. at Vermont Univ. '45, A. M. 

'48 ; taught 2 years in E. Tenn. and 1 year in the Academy 
at St. Jolmsbury, Vt. ; grad. at Theo. Sem. Andover, '52 ; m. 
Sep. 28, '52, Jane P. Dwinell, dg. of Dea. Israel I), of Calais, 
Vt. ; was ord. at C. an Evangelist, Sep. 30, '52 ; sailed with 8 
other missionaries, Nov. '52, for California and Oreg., r. CJrass 
Valley, Cal. ; had 1. Harriet Amelia; July 25, '54 ; 2. Jane 
Norton; May, '56. 

17. Wm. Bainbridgc,* July 20, 1826, r. atBrattleboro' as book-keeper 

at the age of 18 years, and as associate publisher of a semi- 
weekly paper at 21 years, and afterwards was Cashier of a 
Bank at Winchester, N. H. ; ne.xt book-keeper to Messrs. Fair- 
banks, at St. Johnsbury ; next Cashier of a Bank at Conway, 
Mass., but now rs. at Northampton, as Cashier of Holyoke 
Bank. He m. Harriet Amelia Porter, dg. of Wright P. of 
Hartford, Vt., July, '51, and had Philip; March 5, '54. 

18. Mathew,^ June 20, 1829, at Chelsea, grad. Vermont Univ. 1851, 

A. M. '54, read Law at Elizabcthtown, N. Y. with Messrs. 
Kellogg and Hale, was admitted to the Bar 1853, opened an 
office at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he rs. as a practitioner 
and a lecturer in tiie Law School. He m. Oct. 1, '56, Ellen 
Salome, dg. of Hon. A. C. Hand of E., Just, of N. Y. Sup. Ct. 



0. 86. Solomon Grout,^ m. Ruth Putnam of Charlestown, N. H., a relative of 
the renowned Gen. Israel Putnam, and neice to the wife of Mr. Lab- 
aree, who was taken by the Indians, being herself in the fort [pr. 
Hind.sdalc] at the time Mrs. How was taken. They had, 

1. Ebenezer,* b. April 12, 1772, d. July 4, '75. 

5. 87. II. Solomon,* Jan. 21, '74 ; iii. Jesse,* May 15, '75, d. Sep. 16, '76. 

/9. 88. iV. Charlottv,^ Nov. 29, 1777, d. March 7, 1829. 

^6. 89. V. Ebcnezer,* 2d, April 9, 1779, d. March 12, 1853. 

)7. 90. VI. Ruth,* Nov. 24, 1780, m. Josiah Hart. 

)8. 91. VII. Polly,* Sep. 1, 1782, m. Philip Wheeler. 

)0. 92. VIII. Levi,* July 14, 1784, d. Oct. 28, 1820. 

Jl. 93. IX. Dan,* March 12, 1786, d. Jan. 22, 1841. 
94. X. Phila,* Aug. 20, 1788, d. Oct. 8, 1811. 

■17. 95. Solomon Grout,* m. Scbra Allen of Middlesex, Vt. ; rem. to Canada in 
1800, and rs. in East Ilawksbury, C. W. ; has had 1 son and 8 dgs., 
of whom 3 only survive. They all m., c.\cept one dg. 

[^9. 96. Ebenezer Grout,* m. Abigail Clark of Rockingham, Vt., settled in St. 
Charles, C. E., in 1809; has 1. Levi« ; 2. Eliza* ; 3. Abigail*; 4. 
Maria^ ; 5. Ebenezer Putnam.* They are all m. Levi m. Margaretl 
E. Dixon, rs. in E. Hawksbury, C. W., has 4 ciiil. ; 1. Ebenezer 
P.*, m. Trylosa Stone, has 5 cliil., lives in St. Charles, C. E. 

10. 97. Ruth Grout,* m. Josiah Hart of Charlestown, N. II. in 1812 ; after liis 
death went in 1837 to Chatham, Canada, and m. Judah Center, with 
whom she now lives. 

11. 98. Polly Grout*, m. Philip Wheeler of Morristown, Vt. ; had 1. Oramcl* ; 

2. Lucia* ; 3. Luman* ; 4. Edward*, and 5. Eveline,* twins. 



56 GROUT. 

88. 99. Charlotte Grout,* m. Wm. McClintock of Elmore, Vt. ; had 1. Ilar- 
moiiG ; 2. Lunian<= ; 3. Willard« ; 4. Lucrctia^ ; 5. Phila^ ; G. Matil- 
da* ; 7. Fanny.* 

92. 100. Levi Cirout,* m. Polly Nichols, and settled in Morristown, Vt.; had 1. 

Jason* ; 2. Lucius* ; 3. Joanna,* and was killed by falling in his barn. 

93. lOL Dan Grout,* m. April 4, 1811, Beulah Elmore, dg. of a first .settler of 

Elmore. They had, 
102. I. Jesse Calkins,* Jan. 16, 1812, d. Feb. 14, 1842. 

109. 103. II. Phila,* July 18, 1813. 

III. Pvalph,* March 4, 1815, d. Nov. 10, '25. 

110. 104. IV. Horacc,G April 9, 1816. 

111. 105. V. Sylvia,* Feb. 12, 1818. vi. Levi,* March 4, d. Sep. 22, 1821. 
113. 106. VII. Luman M.c March 9, 1823. 

112.' 107. VIII. Sarah,* Jan. 1, 1825. 

108. IX. Calvin,* Aug. 4, 1828, d. Feb. 22, 1842. 

103. 109. Phila Grout,* m. Edwin Richmond of Morristown, Vt. ; has 2 cJiiL'' 

104. 110. Horace Grout,* m. Melinda Bullock of Barre, Vt., rs. Morristown, Vt. ; 

has 2 chilJ 

105. 111. Sylvia Grant,* m. George Hill of Medway, Mass. ; has 2 chil.'' 
107. 112. Sarah Grout,* m. Nathan Camp of Barre, Vt. ; has 2 chiL' 

106. 113. Luman M. Grout,* losing his father at the age of 19, was employed 

by the month, in different capacities, until April 5, 1847, when the 
difiiculties with Mexico induced him to join the American army as 
a volunteer. Fie enlisted as a private in Company D, 9th Regt., 
under Col. Ransom, to serve during the war ; was soon appointed 
Corporal, and shortly after. Sergeant. He was engaged in the 
great battles of the 19th and 20th August, at Contreras and Churu- 
busco, and was wounded in the head at the latter, by a musket 
ball, which fractured his skull, and put an end both to service and 
promotion. He receives in con.scquence a life annuity of S96. 
He m. June 17, 1848, Philusa J. French of Morrisville, Vt. He 
set. in Elmore, Vt. as a farmer, where, after successfully fillin 
several minor offices, he was elected, in 1856 and again in '57, a 
member of the Legislature of Vt. ; had 1. Dan De Forrest,'' April 
24, 1849 ; 2. Sarah Josephine,'' Aug. 29, 1850 ; 3. Frank Eugene,'' 
Dec. 4, 1851 ; 4. CoraVmn Wheaton,' March 16,1854; 5. George^ 
Gleason,' Feb. 13, 1856. 



21. 114. Jehoshaphat"' was an extensive farmer and citi/en of great worth | 
distinguished for industry, energy and responsibility ; public spirit- 
ed, liberal, prompt and ready for every good work. He first s. ir 
Charlcstown, N. II., but early rem. to Keenc, where he served a: 
Dep. Sheriif and Dep. Marshal, and for 15 years as Jailor; and d, 
Sep. 6, 1806, a. 53. He m. 1788 Anna Parker, b. 1753, d. at K 
Aug. 9, 1810, a. 57, dg. of Lt. Isaac P., a merchant of C, who was 
captured by Indians about the time of her birth, and, with his cldes 
son, taken to Canada, where they were separated and for two yeart 
existed in suspense about each other's fate, until they made theil 
escape and met in C. He had, 
1. Sophia,* May 10, 1789, at C. ; m. April 21, 1808, Rev. Phin 
eas Cook, " a good man and wise to do good, and greatl 
beloved in his domestic and social circles. In person h 





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was tall and coniniaiRliiifi, and as a preacher eloquent, sound, 
and eminently devoted and successful. He grad. at Williams Col. 
1803, studied law 3 years al K., but havinff e.\|)erienced a change 
in his allections near the close of this term, he gave his attention 
to theology, was licensed Oct. 1812, served as Pastor of the Confr'l 
Chh. at Acworth, Sep. 7, 1814-29, and of do. at Lebanon, N. 11. 
May 13, 1829-48. Under his labors 508 members were added to 
these churches. In June, '48, he rem. to Amherst, Mass., where 
he d. April 28, '53, but his remains and monument rest at Acw'th. 
They had, 

1. George,* Dec. 26, 1811, grad. at Dart. Col. 1832, and after- 

wards at Theo. Sem., And. ; has been Pastor 14 years at 
N. Amherst, Mass., and 4 years Prcs. of E. Ten. Univ. 
at Knoxville. He m. Nov. 30, 1837, Mary Gay, dg. of 
Hon. Ira G. of Nashua, N. H., and had 1. George Ed- 
ward,'' Oct. 25, '39 ; 2. Manj Lucia,'' Oct. 26, '45. 

2. Sophia,' March 18, 1814, m. Jan. 12, '40, Fred. Bell, son of 

Dr. B. of Hadley, Mass., r. New York ; had 1. Fred. RJ 
Jan. 11, '42 ; 2. George Henry,^ June 8, '44; 3. AJethea 
Sophia,'' Sep. 3, '49; 3. Rebecca Elizabeth,'' June 16, '51. 

3. Henry Grout,' May 30, 1816; grad. at Dart. Col. '41, stud- 

ied law and practised in New York until 1849, when he 
• removed South to engage in teaching. He m. Helen M. 

Smith, dg. of Rev. John S., formerly Missionary in China ; 
had 1. Henry Bland,'' April, '54, at Athens, Ten., and 2. 
Charles,'' July, '56, at do. 

4. Phineas,' June 14, 1820 ; grad. at Dart. Col. '43, studied 

law 2 years in New York, removed South to teach, and d. 
unm. Aug. 18, '49, at Barton, Miss. 

5. Rebecca,' Dec. 31, 1822; m. Nov. 5, '48, Josiah R. Dean 

from Oakham, rs. Knoxville, Ten. ; had 1. A7ina Sophia,^ 
Aug. 26, '52, d. Nov. 26, '53 ; 2. Clara,'' Feb. 10, '55 ; 
3. Alice,'' Oct. 10, '56. 
II. Harry,* (Maj.) b. Dec. 8, 1793, d. " June" or " July" 19, 1849 ; m. 
Dec. 24, 1818, Milatiah Jones Sumner, b. March 2, 1796, d. Mar. 
1845, dg. of Salem Sumner of Keene, by wf. Mary French. Maj. 
G. at the age of 13 years lost his father, and at 17 yrs. his mother. 
Thus bereft he went to Boston, and was for several ycfirs clerk in 
the wholesale store of Jerry Fitch. He then returned to K., where 
he went into business with Wm. Lampson, and was subsequently 
connected with Phineas Fisk of K. In 1816 he rem. to Lima, N. 
Y., where and in Mcndon he entered into partnership with G. W. 
Atwell in carrying on two stores, two flouring-mills, and several 
asheries ; and subsequently had for his partner E. Atwood, and in 
1838 Franklin Carter. In 1836 one of their stores was burnt, 
which they rebuilt. In 1848 he retired, and on closing up his 
business transactions with merchants in Boston, which had been of 
above 30 years, he was presented with many valuable ])resents in 
attestation of their high regard for his strict honesty and other ex- 
cellencies of character. " His heart," says an obituary ])ublished 
of him, " was ever open to sympathy, and his purse ever ready to 
relieve the needy. Having an ardent, persevering and indomita- 
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58 GROUT. 

blc spirit, which was never depressed by adversity, he combatted 
and overcame difficulties frequently attendant upon the settlement 
of a new country, which would have borne down an ordinary man 
No man ever inspired a more perfect confidence in his business 
acquaintances generally, than Maj. G., and for more than 30 yrs 
his name was synonymous with integrity and punctuality ; and he 
d. as he had lived an honest man. He had, 

1. Mary Sophia,^ Dec. 31, " 1821" or "22" ; m. Nov. 25, Ml, 

Isaac Wells of W. Avon; had 1. Elizabeth,'' '42; 2. He7i- 
ry Grout,^ '44, at Lima ; 3. Gertrude^ b. & d. '51 at Chic. 

2. Flenry Cook,^ Nov. 7, 1825, was educated in Bos. for a den- 

tist ; has become well established as such at Lima, and, by 
adopting parental counsel for his guiding star, he has suc- 
ceeded his father in the confidence and esteem of the com- 
munity. He was m. March 15, 1851, by Rev. George W. 
Montgomery of Rochester, to Amelia C, Pierce, dg. of Silas 
P. Esq. of W. Bloomfield, N. Y. 



25. 115. Jonathan Grout^ was one of those excellent men whose character it is 
a privilege to contemplate. His opportunities in early life were 
above the ordinary. Beside learning the trade of book-binding, he 
acquired a good English education at the common schools in Wor- 
cester and the Academy in Leicester, and became a well-qualified 
and successful teacher of District Schools. So long did he continue 
to instruct as to acquire for life the title of Master Grout. He had 
like many of the race a genius for mathematics, compiled and pub 
lished a School Arithmetic, which was for a time much used, and 
published several small devotional works of his own, calculated for 
the place since filled by Tracts. He settled in Millbury as a binder 
and, besides carrying on the business during his life, dealt in station 
ery and useful books, ever observing such exact honesty as to give 
currency to the common saying that if all men were as good as 
Master Grout, there would be no need of laws. He had no ambition 
whatever for office, but was ever ready to aid others invested with it 
in performing its duties. His writings in MS., designed for no eye 
but his own, prove him to have been a theologian and a most atten- 
tive and discriminating hearer of sermons. He was a complete Pu- 
ritan in everything except their faults, an Israelite in whom there 
was no guile, passing his probation under a sense of the perfect van 
ity of this world, and in anticipation of a better; and in his prayers 
and examples he has left a rich leijacy to his posterity and the race. 
He m. Nov. 13, 1811, Sally De Wolf, from Lvmc,Ct., b. I\Iarch 12^ 
1792, d. Oct. 19, 1826, and a 2d wf. who survives ; had at M., 
I. Edwin,* b. Aug. 4, 1812, m. Dec. 1, 1836, Lvdia P. Barton, b 
March 23, 1813. He d. of diabetes milctus, May 26, 1846, 
had 1. Li/din Ann,'' Dec. 1, '44. 
II. Jonathan,* Esq., Sep. 24, 1815, m. Aug. 11, '36, Mary J. Smith 
b. Feb. .5, 1817, settled in Worcester, 1841, as a manufac 
turer and bookseller, in which he has been eminently sue 
cessful, and established a character not unbecoming the so 
of such a lather. But for his kindness and liberality none o: 
the race had ever seen this publication. He had, 1. Charlt 



GROUT. 59 

EdiDin,' b. April 10, 1838, d. May 7, '39 ; 2. Ellen Mande- 
vilh,' Jan. 31, 1840; 3. John William^ b. July 25, 1843; 
4. Mary Elizabeth,'' b. Feb. 28, 1850. 
HI. Sarah Ann,* b. Feb. 13, 1820, m. April 15, '45, Davis Thayer, 
b. Oct. 13, "17, had 1. Charles Davis,'' July 7, '50; 2. Anna 
Eliza,-' Aug. 15, '54. 



7. 116. Francis Grout,* m. Annah , settled in Worcester on the ancient 

homestead, which he still occupies ; had, 
I. Julia Annah,« b. May 3, 1813, m. May 3, 1838, John Ager, b. 
Oct. 11, '08, had 1. Annah Mariah,' Feb. 14, '39 ; 2. John 
Francis,'' h. Nov. 4, '44. 
II. Sarah Whitney,* b. May 18, 1818, m. May 27, '41, Gardner S. 
Burbank, b. Julv22, 1809, had 1. Edwin Hubhard,'' Aug. 15, 
1842, d. Aug. 18, '55 ; 2. Mary Jane,'' b. Dec. 9, '44; 3. 
Sarah Frances,'' b. July 28, '49. 
III. Jonathan Davis,* b. March 4, 1820, ni, Feb. 14, '50, Adeline S. 
Washburn, b. May 14, 1822; had 1. Francis TF.^ Aug. 13, 
'51 ; 2. Charles Henry,'' Nov. 22, '54. 



117. Patty,* m. John Marsh, and had probably, besides others, 

1. Justus Grout,* Feb. 10,1781, d. May 28, 1844; m. 1810, Catherine 
Badgrow fr. Canadice, N. Y., s. in Springwatcr, N. Y., and had, 

1. Bridgman Grout^ rs. Armada, M'CombCo., Mich., has 8ch. 

2. Martha Ann Grout,'' rs. Canadice, m. Luke Johnson, 3 ch. 

3. Nancy M. Grout,'' m. April 9, 1835, Philip Short, who d. 

Nov. 5, '54, had 3 dgs.® and 1 son.* 

4. Betsey Grout^ m. Timothy Adams, rs. Mich. ; has 1. Justus* ; 

2. Roy* ; 3. Benj. F.* ; 4. Francis M.* ; 5. Bradley* ; 
6. Martin.* 
II. Benj. F. Marsh* ; iii. Sophia Marsh,* m. George Potwine, rs. Bur- 
lington, Vt. ; IV. John Marsh* ; v. Bridgman Marsh.* 



118. Elihu* m. Judith Spafford of Lunenburg, Mass., who d. June 21, 1830, 
and about 1781 rem. to Weathersfield, Vt., next to Eden, and after- 
wards to Cambridge, Vt., where he d. He had, 
I. Submit,* June 13, 1783, m. 1812, Seymore Powell, rs. Camb. 
II. Elihu,* March 7, 1786, m. Mary Hamblin from Cornwall, Vt., 
who d. Nov. 23, '46 ; and 2d, Aug. 8, '46, Martha Miles from 
Lockport, rs. Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y. ; had, 

1. Louisa,' 1811, d. May 28, '46, m. '35, Samuel G. Rogers 

of Lewistown, N. Y., had 4 chil.* 

2. Wm. RJ Jan. 29, 1813, m. Dec. '42, Sally Herrick of 

Wilson, N. Y., has 1. Charles B.* 

3. Clarinda,' April 26, 1817, at Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., 

d. April 16, '41. 

4. Martin SJ Oct. 21, 1819, m. March 7, '53, Mary Himes, 

rs. Hartland, N. Y. 

5. Amanda,' June 16, 1822, at Potsdam, d. June 27, '40, at 

Lewistown. 

III. Judith,* Feb. 19, 1788, d. July 4, '46, m. Antipas Fletcher, noch. 

IV. Lucy,* Dec. 11, 1789, m. Sep. 24, 1805, Asa Adams of Eden, 

rs. Cambridge, had, 



60 GROUT. 

1. Dexter,'' April 15, 1806, m. Dec. 13, '37, Amanda M. McCoy, 

rs. St. Armand's, Canada E. 

2. Submit,'' Nov. 1807, d. in C. Sep. 10, '37. 

3. Elijah,'' Dec. 30, '09, m. May 31, '38, Joanna K. Brown, rs. C. 
V. Bridirmaii,^ Jan. 16, 1793, d. Aug. 12, 1852, at Newport, Vt., m. 

Hulduh Powell, 1812 ; had, 

1. Caroline J.'' Jan. 9, 1817, m. Nov. 5, '37, Harlow Bliss, i-s. 

Hyde Park, Vt. 

2. Louisa,'' April 2, 1820, m. Dec. 27, '40, Fred. Bliss, rs. H. 

3. Harrison,'' Dec. 22, '26, m. Oct. 3, '55, Hannah J. Allen, rs. H,: 
VI. Enos,^ Jan. 15, 1795, d. Feb. 20, 1826, m. Betsey Chadwick of Gran-" 

ville, O., 1822; had 1. Zenas'' ; 2. Lucius.'' 
VII. Miranda,* Dec. 17, 1796, ni. Marcli, 1821, Joseph Hamilton, rs. Oak- 
field, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; has 9 chil.'' 
VIII. Lora,* March 11, 1800, d. Feb. 27, '44; m. Nov. 12, '40, Wm. Cole 
of Cambridge, Vt. 
IX. Eliza," Feb. 6, 1802, at W., d. Feb. 11, '18, at Cambridge, Vt. 
X. Lucius," Aug. 28, 1804, at Eden, d. May 13, '54, at Enosburgh, Vt. ; 
m. Orrilla^Bennet of C, March, 1829, and 2d, Dec. 2, '40, I\Iary 
Barns, (who d. June, '44,) and 3d, March, '46, Rebecca Libv : r 
E. ; had 1. Ori7i,'' Dec. 17, '39, rs. ^Vis. ; 2. Emily,'' Oct. 3^ '32, 
at Elmore, m. 1846, Luther Liby of Enosb. 



38. 119. Le Roy," m. Feb. 25, 1796, Anna Perry, r. Weathersfield, Vt. ; had, 
I. Nathan P.* M. D., Jan. 5, 1797, d. June 13, 1627, r. New York. 
II. Nathaniel," Nov. 8, 1798, m. Aug. 31, 1820, Lorain Sawyer, rs, 
Geneva, Wis. ; had, 

1. Leroy^ Jan. '21, m. Cordelia Flowers 1847, had 1. Augus- 

tus,' '49 ; 2. Ella, '52, rs. Mitchell, Iowa. 

2. Almon,^ Sep. 1822, m. Jane Sparks, '52 ; had 1. George,' 

Feb. '53 ; 2. Julia,' March, '54 ; rs. Mitchell, Iowa. 

3. Willard,' Oct. 1824, m. Elizabeth Brush, '48; had 1. Fran- 

ces,' '50; 2. Christian,' '54; rs. Mitchell. 

III. Dexter," Nov. 19, 1800, m. June 8, '23, Lucretia M'CIintock, rs 

f^lmore, Vt. ; had, 

1. Wm. JW Feb. 18, '25, m. Feb. '50, Anna S. Camp, has 1 ch, 

2. Nathan P.' March 11, '27. 

3. L-a F.' March 27, '31, rs. Medwav, Mass. 

IV. Lc Roy F.", b. 1806, d. '07; v. Arethusa," 1808, d. '15. 

48. 120. Theophilus Grout,^ Esq., possessed a good understanding and sound 
judgment, was in 1819-20 a member of the Leg. of Vt., a Justice of 
the Peace, and (Collector of U. States revenue; m. Joanna \\'illaid 
b. at Hartland, Vt., Aug. 6, 1776, r. Kirby, Vt. ; had, 
I. Betsey," Oct. 5, 1796, m. Daniel Mc(jregor, rs. St. Johnsbury,Vt 
II. Jonathan,'! Jan. 5, 1798, d. Sep. 5, 1808. 

III. James," May .5, 1800, d. Aug. 1, '14. 

IV. Susan," Oct". 23, 1801, m. March 29, '22, Wm. McGregor, b. Sep 

10, 1800, rs. Concord, Vt.; had I.^^h,'' April 9, '23; 2. Mar' 

rion,' Oct. 18, '26 ; 3. Wm. W.'' Sep. 11, '34. 

V. Theophilus," Sep. 6, 1803, d. Jan. 26, '47; m. Hannah Chick, b 

April 20, 1805, m. Aug. 15, 29, r. Kirby, Vt. ; had 1. Harris 



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E.' Juno 26, '30, d. Dec. 1, 31 ; 2. Persis PJ Sep. 20. '31, d. 
Feb. 8, '41 ; 3. Daniel FJ Jan. 17, '34 ; 4. SeUm EJ June 11, 
'36 ; 5. Emihi CJ Feb. 21, '42. 

VI. Josiali," Oct. 20, 'l805, m. Sep. 29, '30, Sophronia Ayer, b. Sep. 25, 
1809, rs. Kirby, Vt. ; had there 1. Helen MJ Dec. 17, '31, m. 
Martin Perkins, Feb. 9, 1849, and d. Aug. 21, '56, at Stephens 
Point, Wis. ; 2. Wm. Wallace,'' May 24, 1836, now a member of 
the Law School at Poughkecpsic, N. Y. ; 3. George WJ June 26, 
'38 ; 4. Josiah,' Jr., May 28, '41 ; 5. Sophronia EJ Sep. 17, '42 ; 
6. Mary Maria,' March 15, '45 ; 7. Najicy VJ Sep. 27, '46 ; 
8. Thcophilus,' Sep. 3, 1848; 9. Susan M J Sep. 21, '50; 10. 
James AJ July 3, '52. 

VII. John,* July 17, 1807, m. Dec. 2, '30, Sallv P. Smith, rs. Danvers ; 
had 1. John Henry J May 17, '32 ; 2. George DJ Aug. 9, '34 ; 
3. Phebe Ann,' April 3, "'37 ; 4. Caroline A.' July 28, '39, d. 
June 13, '40 ; 5. Edward Brown,' March 5, '42 ; 6. Samuel SJ 
Nov. 20, '44 ; 7. Wm. Albert,' Nov. 5, '47. 
VIII. Abigail,* Nov. 24, 1810, m. Curtis Nichols, rs. Woolcot, Vt. 

IX. Daniel,* Feb. 9, 1812, shot, May 21, '32, at Canaan, Vt., while aid- 
ing in the arrest of a smuggler. 
X. Nancv W.e Feb. 7, 1814, rs. Concord, Essex Co., Vt. 

XI. Sophia S.* Nov. 23, 1815, m. Feb. 23, '37, Preston M^y, b. Nov. 3, 
1808, rs. Concord, Vt. ; had 1. Dan,' Jan. 20, '38 ; 2. Marcus 
Farr,' Sep, 25, '40, d. March 5, '56, from an accidental blow 
upon the head ; 3. Elisha,' Dec. 12, 1842 ; 4. Dennis Edgar' 
Aug. 28, '45 ; 5. Harnj H.' May 29, '48 ; 6. Frank W.' Oct. 6, 
'54, d. April 15, '56. 



»2. 121. Sarah,* (dg. of Joel) hus. Richard Sawtell of Athol, b. July 20, 1751, 
m. about 1776, d. July 31, 1838; had, 

I. Joseph,* April 13, 1777, m, Sabra Nickerson of Provincetown, 
was master of a vessel and perished by shipwreck, leaving 
1. Joseph,' who became also a shipmaster, and, at the age of 
21, perished at sea; 2. Jcrusha,' b. about 1805, m. Stephen 
Mayo of Provincetown ; 3. Ha?mah,' m. Josiah Young of P. ; 

4. Amanda M.' m. about 1839, , and 2d, Miles 

Standish of P. 
II. Elijah,* Feb. 19, 1779, d. at Athol about 1800. 

III. Richard,* Jan. 2, 1781, m. 1809, Lucy Peters of Richmond, N. 
H. ; had 1. Lucy M.' Nov. 1, 1811 ; 2. Caroline,' Feb. '15; 
3. Mari/,' Oct. 2, '17, at McDonough, N. Y. ; 4. Louisa B.' 
June, 1820, m. Israel Davenport, d. 1855, had Richard,^ 41 ; 
and Lucy,« 42, d. '54. 

IV. Jerusha,* July 1, 1783, at A. ; d. Sep. 18, 1802. 
v. Sally,* Aug. 3, 1785, m. June 14, 1810, Sylvanus Piper of Ph'- 

town, and rem. to Ohio; had 1. Sabra N.' March 8, 1811, m. 
Robert Rumney, rs. Johnstown, O. ; 2. Henri/ S.' June 1, '12, 
d. March 21, '21 ; 3. Lucinda,' Feb. 1, '14, m. James Nulton 
of O. ; 4. Sally,' b. 1816, in Ohio, d. May 30, '18 ; 5. Lydia 
Ann,' b. 1818, m. Joseph P. Ames of Johnson, Iowa ; 6. Ed- 
win,' m. Rachel Foster, rs. J., has Lettie,® Seth,* Eunice,* 
Tirza E.* ; 7. Sylvanus,' m. Jane Corbin from Va. ; 8. Betsey' 



62 GROUT. 

m, John Hclso, rs. Steamboat Rock, Iowa ; 9. Luaj^ m. Lucius 
Prouty, rs. Canton, Iowa ; \Q. Adeline' \ W. ElmiraJ 

VI. Susanna," June 21, 1788, d. Nov. 1, 1789. 

VII. Henry," Aug. 15, 1790, d. Jan. 15, 1834; m. March, '14, Rebecca 
Farnsworth of Tcmplcton, had 1. Mary LJ April 6, 1815, ni. 
Thomas Brooks of Petersham, rs. Wendell, has Oscar,^ Herbert,' 
Charles' ; 2. Eliza FJ Feb. 14, '17, d. May, '42, m. Austin El- 
lenmorc of Athol, had Austin,' '42 ; 3. Henry OJ Jan. 31, '19, 

m. Caroline ; 4. Joseph FJ May 17, 1821, m. Frances J. 

Proctor of A., Jan. 27, '48, rs. A. ; 5. Emily RJ May 26, '23, m. 
David Wells of Rutland ; 6. Lysander,'' May, 1825, m. Sabrina 
Phillips of New Salem, had Henry,' '56 ; 7. ^Benj. W: June, '28. 
nil. Lydia," June 9, 1792, at P. (d.), m. Oct. 10, 1819, John Smith (d.) of 
P., had 1. Albert,' June 22, '20; 2. Charles OJ ; 3. Susan,' 1822; 
4. Poleman'' ; 5. Philander' ; 6. Mary E' 

IX. Lucinda," June 9, 1794, m. Nov. 1816, Joshua Richardson of Tempt. ; 
had 1, John,' Aug. 13, 1817, m. Florilla Wilbur of Greenfield, r. 
Wis., has Ellen' ; 2. Sally' July 15, '19, ni. Elisha Bowles, rs. 
Richmond, N. H. ; 3. Lucinda S.' July 9, '21, m. and rem. Me. ; 
4. Joshua H.' rs. Fitchburg ; 5. Eunice A7in' m. Lemuel Ingalls, 
rs. Temp., has Charles' ; 6. Adaliza' m. Alva Warner, rs. Shir- 
ley ; 7. Jane,' m. Frank McClellen of P., rs. T. ; 8. Geo.', d. vg. 
X. Eli," Oct. 31, 1796, in P., d. Sep. 21, 1802. 

XI. Eunice, July 13, 1799, in P., m. Oct. 30, '28, Abel Bigelow, who d. 
at Athol, Oct. 7, '40, a. 53, where she rs. ; had 1. Roena E.' Jan. 
27, '30, d. June 22, '45, at A. ; 2. Richard S.' Nov. 17, '31, rs. 
A.; 3. He7iry A.' Feb. 10, '34; 4. Sarah E.' Aug. 22, '36, d. 
Sep. 30, '51 ; 5. Solon,' Nov. 29, '38, d. Dec. 5, '4^1. 



53. 122. Abel,* b. Feb. 19, 1758, at Petersham, and d. at Stratton, Vt. ; m. Feb 
19, 1779, Dorcas Chase of P. ; had, 

123. I. George," b. 1781 (d.), m. Lavina Haskels from New Salem. 

124. II. Stephen," b. 1782. 

125. III. Abel," b. 1786, m. Thcodosia Batchelder. 

126. IV. Harry," m. Lavina, wid. of his br. George, rs. Warwick. 

127. V. Jocl,« b. 1788, m. Lucy Batchelder. 

128. VI. Fanny," m. Joel Franklin. 

129. VII. Sophia," b. 1790, m. Ira Scott. 

130. VIII. Darius," b. 1794. 

131. IX. James," b. 1796. 

132. X. Hudson," b. 1798, m. Silence Babcock. 



51. 133. Unity,* Aug. 14, 1760, at P., d. Dec. 13, 1843, at BellviUc, N. Y. ; m. 
Samuel Mixer from Stamford, Vt., b. .Ian. 13, 1758, d. Oct. 2, 1855 
at B., Jelferson Co., N. Y., r. Brattleboro' ; had, 
I. Sallv," So]). 23, 1779, m. Wm. WiUijims, Brattleboro', Vt. 
II. John," Nov. 22, 1781, m. Margaret Richards of B. (d.) 

III. Ly.lia," .Tan. 25, 1784, m. Samuel Nash, (d.), rs. Ellisburgh. 

IV. Siunurl," Marcli 21, 1786, ni. Charlotte Preston, (d.), rs. E. 

V. Williiim," May 2, 1788, m. Fanny Dickenson, d. Nov. 13, 1852, 
rs. Hebron, "Jt-nerson Co., Wis. '; had 1. Harriet D.' April 3, 
1815, d. Aug. 4, '41, m. John A. Lafter, '40; 2. Betsey,' Oct 



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25, '16, ni. John L. Alger, '33; 3. Caroline SJ Feb. 28, '18, 
111. John A. Laftcr, '42 ; 4. Sophia FJ Nov. 14, '19, m. Tho. 
Ware ; 5. William,'' Feb. 22, '21, m. Adaline Read ; 6. Fan- 
ny,' Nov. 5, '22, m. Luther Read, Jr. ; 7. Mary A.' Dec. 31, 
'27 ; 8. Celimla EJ Feb. 10, '30 ; 9. Albert LJ April 25, '35, 
d. Aug. 31, '56. 

VI. Unity,* Oct. 11, 1790, d. unm. June 24, 1809. 
VII. Nancy,* Jan. 2, 1794, m. Ichabod Welch, and 2d, Nath'l Graves ; 
had by 1st bus., 1. Olive^ Nov. 11, 1811, m. Jos. Spencer, has 
9 chih ; 2. Betsey,' Nov. 15, '13, d. June 14, — , m. Alanson 
R. Adams ; 3. Emily,' Nov. 4, 1818, m. Norris N. Graves ; 
4. Mary' March 29, '21, m. George Chrisman, rs. EUisburg, 
N. Y., has 6 children ; 5. Margaret,' Feb. 24, '27, ni. Ilarley 
Howard, has 2 chil. ; 6. John W.' Aug. 16, '29, rs. E. unm. 
VIII. Grout,* Dea., Aug. 6, 1797, ni. Jan. 27, 1823, Mary Mitchell of 
Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., b. April 7, 1799, rs. Bellville, N. Y.; 
had 1. Charles P.' Oct. 26, '23, d. Feb. 22, '27 ; 2. Oscar F.' 
July 30, '26, m. May 25, '55, Lydia Doane, rs. Henderson, N. 
Y., bus 2 sons ; 3. Charles G.' April 7, '30, m. Hannah A. 
Burnham, Sep. 25, '50, who d. July 4, '56, had Charles,^ and 
Manford,* rs. H. ; 4. Ann Eliza,' May 1, '36, m. Mar. 14, '55, 
Consider Mitchell of C, rs. Clinton. 

IX. Betsey,* Feb. 20, 1800, d. Jan. 31, 1828, m. Orsamus Streeter of 

EUisburgh, about 1820, had a daughter. 
X. Joseph W.*, Jan. 29, 1802, d. young. 

6. 134. Joel,* m. Asenath Wilder from Templeton, r. Pelham ; had, 

I. Martin,* rs. Grout's Corners, Montague, has 1 son' and 3 dgs.' 
II. Rufus,* m., rs. Pelham, has 4 sons' and 1 dg.' 

III. Asenath,^ (d.) m. Whipple Cook, r. Indiana. 

IV. Orphia,* m. Munson, rs. Westfield. 

V. Orra,* m., rs. Pelham, has 4 sons' and 1 dg.' 

VI. Alden,* Rev., A. M., b. at P. Sep. 3, 1803, called of God to become 
a preacher, at the age of 22 yrs. began to fit for college ; grad. at 
Amherst Col. 1831, and at And. Theo. Sem. 1834; was ord. and 
sent by A. B. C. F. M. to explore and establish a mission among 
the Zulus of S. E. Africa. But owing to wars and commotions 
he did not gain permanent possession until 1844, when he settled 
on Umvoti River, where he has been the honored instrument of 
collecting from the heathen a church of 49 members, and a com- 
munity making good progress in civilization. He is at present 
sojourning in N. England for the restoration of his wife's health, 
hoping again to return to his " delightful work," the highest and 
most truly dignified to which a Grout or angel was ever called. 
He m. Nov. 22, 1834, Hannah Davis from Holden, who d. Feb. 
28, '36, at Bethelsdorp, S. Africa ; and 2d, Nov. 23, '38, Char- 
lotte Bailey of Holden, and had 1. Relief O.' by 1st wife ; 2. 
Adin P. F.' ; 3. Humphrey' ; 4. Eliza C.' 
VII. Austin,* rs. Springfield; viii. Josiah Wilder,* rs. Springfield, Otsego 
Co., N. Y. ; IX. Annis,* rs. do. 

h 135. Elijah,^ b. May 26, 1767, m. Betsey Loomis, b. June 22, 1774, d. Dec. 



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20, 1847. He settled at Natural Bridge, N. Y., rem. to Fall River,, 
Wis., where he d. Oct. 17, 1854. They had, 
I. Eii,« Dec. 26, 1793, d. ahout 1812, at Randolph, Vt. 
II. Polly ,0 May 10, 1796, d. about 1805, at Brookfield, Yt. 

III. Elijah Loomis,G May 15, 1804, m. Feb. 11, '28, Eleanor Pool ; 

had 1. Eli LJ who m. Emelinc Snow, and has 2 dgs.' ; 2.f 
Thaddeus PJ ; 3. John EJ ; 4. Amlrose A? ; 5. Mary JJ \ 

IV. Fanny,^ Juns 8, 1808, unm. ! 
V. Enos,^ Sep. 3, 1810, m. Sally Keyes, rs. Fall River, Wis. ; had .' 

1, Eunice' ; 2. Eliza' ; 3. Fanny'' ; 4. Eleanor'' ; 5. MaryJ '' 
VI. Betsey," Nov. 7, 1812, m. Alfred A. Broughton of Fall River,: 

Wis., a merchant; has 1. Aytalinc LJ ; 2. Mary EJ 
VII. William,* Dec. 18, 1814, m. Mary Ann Hunting, dg. of Maj. H.. 

of ; has \. Alden,^ and 2. Mary JJ ' \ 

vni. Polly,* Feb. 12, 1817, m. Orson Snow, rs. Fall River, Wis. ; has? 
1. Albert' : 2. Fennimore.'' l 



-I. 



58. 136. Nahum,* Feb. 12, 1769, at Petersham, r. with his father Joel, at Rich-1 

mond, N. H., until his death, and d. himself at Warwick, Mass., May! 

10, 1851. He m. July 7, 1805, Sybil Barrus of R., who now rs/ 

with her son Marcus at Westboro'. They had, ^ 

I. Marcia,* May 18, 1806, d. March 13, '27 ; m. Nov. 4, '25, Davic^ 

Burnett of War. ; had Warren.'' | 

II. Eli,* March 6, 1809, rs. Carthage, Hancock Co., III. ; m. Betsey' 

Felton of New Salem, Feb. Q, '31 ; had 1. Esther EJ Marcht 

16, '32 ; 2. Charles BJ I\Iarch 24, '34 ; 3. Horace Van BJ 

June 14, '35; 4. Florilla CJ Nov. 11, '38; 5. Mary H.^ 

Aug. 19, '41. 

III. Marchus,* April 20, 1811, m. Harriet H. Johnson of Southboro', 

owns and rs. upon the farm in Westboro' once Eli Whitney's, 
and shows the humble shop in which he invented the Cotton 
Gin ; had 1. Harriet E? Aug. 12, 1839, d. Nov. 8, '39 ; 2. 
Charles M.'' June 16, '41, d. July 17, '42 ; 3. Harriet M. 
Oct. 13, '44; 4. Horace M.^ April 1, '47, d. Feb. 12, '49 ; 
5. Mary EJ Sep. 4, '49 ; 6. Myra L? Oct. 26, '51 : 7. Henry 
SJ Nov. 15, '53 ; 8. George M.'' July 4, '56. 

IV. Horace,* May 26, 1813, d. Sep. 14, '34, at Wendell. 
V. Edwin,* Dec. 14, 1818, d. Sep. 19, '46, on shipboard, olTBrazos» 

VI. William 13.* Aug. 27, 1826, d. March 26, '31. [St. Jago. 



60. 137. Rhoda," b. Jan. 1, 1778, m. Jan. 15, 1797, Wm. Gould, b. April 15, 
1765, at Winchester, N. H., d. Feb. 12, 1839, at Atliol, r. Barrc,Vt. 
and A. ; had, 

I. Jolm,* Doc. 13, 1798, d. May 12, 1801. 

II. Curtis,* March 1, 1800, at B. ; ni. March 10, '25, Sally Strattoi 
of A., who d. Oct. 9, '48, a. 49; and 2d, Philena Ballou o 
Petersham, May, '49, rs. A. ; had 1. John Curtis,'' May 1, '27 
m. May 1, '49, Amia J. Porter of New Salem, rs. a mercham 
at S. Dccrfield, had 1. Lois O.^ Sep. 2, '51, at A. ; 2. Ida Por 
tor," Aug. '55, at S. Deerfield ; 2. Jacob OJ Nov. 22, '28, d 
Ai)ril 17, '33 ; 3. Lewis MJ May 25, '30, d. Nov. 6, '53 
4. Jacob O: Juno 20, '34, rs. A. ; 5. Sarah Ellen,'' Ap. 4, '42 



GROUT. 65 

III. Nalium Grout,* March 25, 1801, d. Aug. 31, '33, at Coliasset, in. 
Nov. 1830, Soplironia Pliillips of A. ; had 1. Idelia AJ April 23, 
'32, d. Aug. 3, '32 ; 2. Nahum G.' June 28, '33, d. Jan. 5, '34. 



1. 138. Sabra,* June 1, 1779, d. Julv 20, 1854; m. 1804, Samuel Dwight, v. 
Grand Island, Vt. ; had i.'Sarah^ \ ii. Zebina,^ b'cb. 22, 1807,^<illc(l 
at an explosion in Syracuse, N. Y. 1841, m. Adeline Conklin, '39. 



2. 139. Polly,* Nov. 2, 1780, ni. INIoses Guernsey or Gansy, of Richmond, N. 
H., rm. to west part of N. Y., where she d. They had i. Jack^ ; ii. 
Rlioda^ ; iii. Emihj.^ 



3i. 140. Jonathan,* A. M., Jan. 23, 1761, grad. at Dart. C. 1787, studied law 
and opened an office at Belch? rtown. He started the fust Tele- 
graph by signals in America, (see Holmes' Annals, 1799,) and ex- 
tended it from Boston »o Nantucket; rem. to Philadelphia, taught 
grammar, and embraced the doctrines of Baron Swedenborg. H(! 
devoted most of his life to literary and scientific pursuits, and be- 
came eminent for his learning; but was visionary, and had less 
accorded to him than he merited. He d. about 1830, unm., "a 
very respectable old gent." 



141. Sarah,* Dec. 21, 1762, d. ab. 1810; m. Aaron Brooks of Petersh. ; had 
I. Aaron,c Hon., A. M. (d.), grad. at Brown Univ. 1817, where he 
was a Tutor 1819-21 ; set. at Petersham as a lawyer, amassed 
wealth, and acquired reputation in his profession and as a legis- 
lator. He m. Abby Morgan of P., and 2d, Miss Wilson, dg. of 
Rev. Luther W. ; had 1. a son^ who grad. and rs. Boston. {}) 
II. Oliver* ; iii. George,* r. Mobile ; iv. John,* d. unm. ; v. Elizabeth,* ? 

m. Tyler, r. Bos.(.?) ; vi. Mary* ; 

VII. Nelson,* who grad. at Union Col. 1838, and d. soon after. •, 

VIII. Dg.*5 m. Rev. Clark. 



142. Elizabeth,* April 26, 1764, d. Jan. 11, 1835; m. Oct. 20, 1789, Hon. 
Hutchins Hapgood, b. April 4, 1763, d. Sep. 4, 1837. He held the 
office of P. M. at Petersham for many years, rep. the town in the 
Leg. of Mass. 1810-11-12-16-17-19-20-23, and was in 1820 a 
member of the Convention for revising the Constitution. Mr. H. was 
the eldest son of Dea. Seth H. (from Shrewsbury to P. 1756, b Oct. 
20, 1732, and d. April 23, 1804) bv wf. Lydia Bowker, (from S., b 
Dec. 6, 1733, m. May 31, 1757, d. Oct. 9, 1813, at P.) and grandson 
of Capt. Tho. H. (b. April 16, 1702, at Marlb., d. Oct. 5, 1745, at 
Shrewsb.) by wf. Damaris Hutchins, (b. March 12, 1705, at Marlb., 
m. Aug. 12, 1724, d. June 7, 1793), and gr. grandson of Tho. H. 

(b. Feb. 1, 1669-70, at Sud., d. Oct. 4, 1763) by wf. Judith ►» 

(b. 1671 or 2, d. Aug. 15, 1759), and gr. gr. gi-andson of Shadrach 
H., who, aged 14 years, embarked at Gravesend for New England, 
May 30, 1656, and Oct. 21, 1664, m. Elizabeth Treadway, dg. of 
Nath'l T. by wf. Sufferance How, all of Sud., and was killed by In- 
dians at Quaboag (Brookficid), Aug. 2, 1675. Hutchins and Eliza- 
beth (Grout) H. had, 
8 



66 GROUT. 

I. Thomas,* June 20, 1790, d. Oct. 10, 1820; m. Betscv Hopkins of P. 
Feb. 3, 1818 ; had 1. Ann Hiitchins, Jan. 18, 1819, m. Gen. Ros- 
well M. Ricliardson. 
II. Hutchins,* Sep. 2, 1792, d. June 2, 1828, grad. 1813 at Dart. Col. 

III. Eliza,^ Oct. 9, 1796, d. Sep. 24, 1835; m. June 27, '26, Aaron Ames, 

Esq. of Dccrficld, had 1. Hulchins HJ Oc. 1, 1627, d. June 24, 
'45; 2. Elizabeth Grout,'' June 1, '30; 3. Sophia H.' Mar. 15, '35. 

IV. Maria II.« July 15, 1798, d. Jan. 28, 1842 ; m. Ephraim Hinds, Esq. 

of W, Boylston, April 28, '23 ; had 1. Alfred HJ ; 2. Ephraim'' ; 
3. Alberf ; 4. Maria EJ Sep. 26, 1832, d. May 3, '45 ; 5. Flora 
IsaheV ; 6. Ellen.'' 
V. Lydia,^ Sep. 5, 1802, d. June 6, 1807. 

VI. Seth,^ Hon., June 10, 1805, m. Lydia Seaver Wilson of P., July 24, 
1831, rs. P., which town he has represented 5 years in Gen. Court, 
and was in 1853 a member of the Convention for amending the 
Constitution. He had 1. Sarah EJ April 13, 1832, d. March 5, 
'33 ; 2. Chs. Hutchins,'' Mar. 6, '36 ; 3. Emma Frances,'' Aug. 5, '40. 
VII. Charles,* April 2, 1811, d. Sep. 17, '28. 



66. 143. Lydia,* July 13, 1767, d. March 25, 1827 ; m. Shaw, and 2d, 

Capt. Israel Houghton of P., who d. 1856 ; had i. Geo. Augustus,^ 
Sep. 3, 1809. 



68. 144. Dolly,* May 1, 1772, d. July 16, 1822; m. July 13, 1803, Eber Hap- 
good, brother of Hutchins H. of P., and b. Aug. 5, 1770, d. July 6, 
1851, a prominent and good citizen, a kind neighbor and father, a 
true and affectionate husband, and a judicious, industrious, conscien- 
tious and hopefully pious man ; had, at Petersham, 
I. George Grout Hapgood,* D. D., b. Feb. 11, 1804, who, like most supe- 
rior men, had a superior mother, distinguished in her time for ed- 
ucation and refinement, ingenuity and enterprise ; and, in her latter 
days, for the consecration of herself to God in a profession of ro- 
• ligion and of her children in the ordinance of baptism. Of his child- 

* hood nothing remarkable is ascertained except such a rare ac'tivity 

as betokened shortness of life, and which, in the confinement of a 
city or workshop, had proved fatal. But fortunately it was allowed 
full scope u|)on a farm, on one of the higliest tables in New England, 
with her loftiest mountains in full view, in the very field where the 
human body attains its finest form and greatest vigor, and the angel 
of genius communicates most freely with mortals. Here he grew up 
and attained his majority, with no other 0]iportunilies than were afford- 
ed by district schools and a single term at Hadley Academy, work- 
ing " from a sense of duty" on the farm in summers, and teaching 
school wintcis. At the age of 18 he was supposed to be in a con- 
sumption, and his attention was then first directed to the subject of 
religion. At the age of 21 he resolved to gratify his " insatiable 
longing for an education," ai d returned to the Academy in Hadley, 
where and at Amherst Academy, under able teachers, he laid the 
foundation of that accurate scholarship for which he is distinguished. 
\Vhile |)ursuing his studies in these institutions he taught the same 
school two winters in Hadley. In 1827 lie taught six months in thoj 
village of Cazenovia, N. Y., where he became united with the Meth 



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GROUT. 67 

odist Epis Church, then under tho care of Rev. Dr. Dempster, now 
Pres. of" tlie Gar. Bib. Ins., neiir Cliicago ; and in the autumn entered 
the Oneida Con. Sem. in that town. With this Institution for two 
years he continued his relation as pupil, and finally as teacher of 
langLiagcs, spending winter vacations in keeping schools at McGraw- 
ville and Schodack. In 1830 lie entered the senior class of Union 
Col. and graduated. He afterwards taught a select school three yrs. 
in Truxton, in the mean time reading medicine and devoting some 
time to the study of law. In 1834: he entered the ministry of the M. 
E. Church as junior preacher on Bainbridge Cir. for one year, at the 
end of which he was elected Principal of the Academy at Mexico, 
wiiere lie taught 5 years. For the ne.vt 4 years he presided, with 
much honor to himself and satisfaction to the public, as Principal of 
the Sem. at Caz. From this station he was taken to act for one year 
as agent for the Wesleyan \Jn\v. ; after which lie again, for 2 years, 
had charge of th.e Academy at Mexico. After this he was stationed 
at Jordan as a preacher ; next at Oswego, next at Belleville. He was 
presiding Elder of Syracuse District 1850-4, and of Oswego Dis, 
1855-6, when sickness in his family compelled him to resign and 
take a station at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., where he now resides. As 
an efficient instructorand minister his standing is thus fully endorsed. 
In 1852 he received D. D. from Union Col. As a writer, he is in a 
fair way to make his mark. His only production yet published is a 
sermon in " the M. E. Pulpit," on the Resurrection ; but he has 
nearly ready for the press a most comprehensive and prospectively 
useful work, to be entitled " The Weather Predicted ;" also others, 
in diderent stages of forwardness, on " The Apocalypse ;" on " Bap- 
tism ;" on "The Antediluvian World;" on " The Sinaitic Inscrip- 
tions," and on " Cuneiform Inscriptions," found on slabs from Baby- 
lon and Nineveh. He is evidently of an antiquarian turn, and merits 
our gratitude for much aid in making this compilation. His industry 
and ardor, so characteristic generally of the descendahts of his great 
grandfather, John Grout, Esq., almost insure him success in these 
works, as he keeps his imagination in abeyance. He m. Oct. 28, 
1830, Miss Marcia, dg. of Samuel McGraw, Esq., of McGrawville, 
whose father was from the city of Dublin. She was b. Jan. 3, 1811, 
became a lady every way superior, and d. April 2, '55, triumphantly 
exclaiming, " Saved, saved, saved !" He had, 

1. George Washington,'' May 13, 1832, at Truxton, d. Nov. 29, 

'52, at Oswego, saying, " Death is a joy." 

2. Charles,'' June 17, 1834, d. Aug. 6, '34, at Guilford, N. Y. 

3. Marcia Elizabeth,'' June 16, 1835, at Mexico, d. March 1, '57, 

at Fairfield, saying, " Jesus come." 

4. Mary Frances,'' April 24, 1837, at Mexico. 

5. Charles,'' Oct. 18, 1838, at M. ; d. Oct. 17, '39, at Cazcnovia. 

6. Harriet E/len,'' July 14, 1840, at Caz. 

7. Catherine Emma,'' June 10, 1843, at Caz. 

8. Emeline Angelia,' Sep. 2, 1845, af.Mex. ; d. Sep. 26, '45. 

9. Charles Henry,' Feb. 8, 1847, at Butler, Wayne Co. 

10. Rosalette,'' Sep. 25, 1850, at Belleville, JelT. Co., all baptized in 
infancy. 



68 GROUT. 

n. Dollv Hapgood,« b. Oct. 14, 1805 ; m. Sep. ,8, 1840, Joel Bordwell of 
Cuz., b. Feb. 4, 1808, son of Satnuel B. (b. Feb. 23, 1780, d. Nov. 
17, 1849) bv wf. Dolly Comstock (b. Jan 29, 1788), and grandson 
of Rev. JoefB. of Kent, Ct. (b. Oct. 1732, d. aged 79) by wf. Jane 
Mills (b. Julv 24, 1745), sister of Rev. Samuel M. of Torringford, 
Ct. ; had 1. '^Lavinia,' Aug. 23, 1841, d. Sep. 6, '41 ; 2. Lavinia,'' 
Julv 28, '43; 3. Ellen Eliza;' Sep. 21, '44; 4. Levi Hapgood,' 
Dec. 29, '45 ; 5. Marilla,' June 7, '47, d. Sep. 12, '47 ; 6. George 
Hap<rood,' Feb. 10, '49, d. Aug. 12, '49 ; 7. James,' July 9, '50. 
d. Sep. '50 ; 8. Mary,' July 7, '51, d. Aug. 8, '51. 

III. Charles Hapgood,^ b. Oct. 11, 1807, in. Rebecca Hibbard from Water- 

ford, Vt., rs. a merchant at Bath, Me. ; had 1. George Grout,'' May 
20, 1840 ; 2. Mary Elizabeth,'' Nov. 3, '48. 

IV. Lyman W. Hapgood,^ b. Feb. 7, 1810, rs. on the homestead at Peters- 

ham purchased by his grandfather 1756, m. March 5, 1840, Nancy 
Agnes Pinkerton, b. July 6, '13, dg. of James P. by wf. Eliza Mc- 
Kcnzie from Canada ; had 1. Eliza P.' Jan. 8, '41, d. Sep. 14, '45 ; 
2. Mary FJ Sep. 14, '42. 
V. Mary F. Hapgood,^ b. May 19, 1812, m. Elijah Kimball of Graf., no ch. 
VI. Levi Ilapgood,^ b. April 2, 1814, " d. in the Lord," at Bedford, Ohio. 

Dec. 31, '39, unm. 
VII. Susan E. Hapgood,^ b. June 17, 1818, d. April 8, '55, " in the Lord ;" 
m. March 17, '42, Joseph VV. Upton (b. April 26, '18), r. Petersham, 
had 1. Mary EP Dec. 25, '43 ; 2. Amelia,' Mav 25, '46, d. Feb. 12, 
'50 ; 3. a dgJ b. Sep. 30, '54. 



69. 145. George,* grad. Dart. Col. 1795, possessed remarkable strength and 
agility, a specimen of which he displayed at college, in accepting a 
challenge from seven bullies, brothers, offered to the students, and 
throwing each of them in quick succession. He studied law and d. 
1807, unm. in N. C, where he had become established in practice. 



70. 146. John,* April 23, 1779, d. Sep. 12, 1807; m. 1802, Prudence Wilder, 
b. Aug. 22, 1782, d. June 29, 1835, dg. of John and Sophia (Hap- 
good) W. of Petersham, r. on the homestead, and had at P., 
1. Sophia Wilder,^ May 24, 1803, m. Feb. 10, 1830, Rev. Moses Gros- 
venor, (i, e. Great Hunter), now of Clarendon, Vt., tlie brother of 
Rev. Cyrus P. G., the founder and first Pres. of N. Y. Central Col. 
at McGrawville, and son of Rev. Daniel G., formerly pastor at Pa.\- 
ton, and maternal grandson of Rev. David Hall, D. D. of Sutton. 
She has been peculiarly helpful in making this compilation, 
ji. Paul Grout," Hon., b. Sep. 25, 1804, was left an orplian, together witli 
one sister, older, and two brothers younger than himself, all of whom, 
together wilh his mother, were turned out of doors penniless, before 
the birth ui' his posthumous brother, by the hand of a ruthless man, 
who hail lu'come sole administrator of his grandfather's estate in 
consequence of the sudden deatli of the co-administrator, his father. 
This estate was sulUcient to raise said administrator from a man of 
inodcratc com|)etencc to one of as niucli wealth as any in the county. 
At the age of 15 he went Lo New York, learned and practised for 
muny years first the cabinet and afterwards the |)ianofortc trade. 
Jle became also an active nuuiiber of a jjolitical party, known as the 



GROUT. 69 

'■'■ working-meu's party." TIic ruling motives of tliis jiarty were, 
first and foremost, the atlvocacy of universal education, alike for the 
ricli and the poor; secondly, tlie abolition of imprisonment for debt, 
and general hostility to monopolies and special privileges, tending to 
make the rich richer and tlie poor poorer, and the enactment of more 
equal laws in their stead. The justice of these measures was felt 
and acknowledged by all, and the energy with which they were 
pressed by the working-men's party, and by no individual more than 
himself, not only gave a fresh impetus to the subject of education, 
abolished imprisonment for debt, and consummated some of their 
other leading objects, but induced the democratic jjarty to nominate 
him as one of their candidates- for the State legislature. lie was ac- 
cordingly elected to a seat in that body in the fall of 1839, and re- 
elected a second and a third time without opposition by the same 
party. He was then appointed by the Governor, Measurer-General 
of grain for the city and county of New York, in which capacity 
he served until the new constitution of the State abolished all offices 
of measuring and inspecting, which left these branches of business 
to be managed by voluntary enterprise. He was soon after elected 
President of an Association in tlie city of New York, known as 
" The Old Board of Measurers," over which body he still presides, 
enjoying a full share of the public confidence. He m. March 16, 
182«, Eliza Snow of New York, b, March 8, 1807, rs. N. ; had— 
1. Thomas Jefferson,'' July 4, 1832, m. Jan. 28, '.57, Hannah Eliza- 
beth Truss of New York, rs. N. ; 2. John Edward,'' b\)i). 7, '36 ; 
3. Julia Sophia,'' Oct. 4, '44. 

Thomas,* Feb. 14, 1806, m. Ann Carpenter from \A'illiamstown. rs. 
sine prole at Rockford, 111. 

John R.% A. M., Dec. 30, 1807, posthumous, grad. at Un. Col. 1834, 
rs. Detroit Spring Wells, an Engineer, and for seven vears has had 
charge of four mining companies at Lake Superior, and of the cop- 
per smelting works at Detroit; m. a 1st and 2d wf. and had 1. Clara 
Sophia,'' 1855. 











GRADUATES. 






Ch. 


III. 


No. 


63. 


Jonathan (innit. 


Dar. 


Col. 


1787 


Ch. 


II. 


No. 


39. 


Jonathan (irout, 


Har. 


Col. 


1790. 


Ch. 


III. 


No. 


67. 


Paul Grout, 


Dar. 


Col. 


1793. 


Ch. 


III. 


No. 


69. 


George Grout, 


Dar. 


Col. 


1795. 


Ch. 


II. 


No. 


199., 


Solon C4rout, 


Un. 


Col. 


1826. 










Samuel Grout, 


Mid. 


Col. 


18—. 


Ch. 


III. 


No. 


134. 


Alden Grout, 


Ami) 


.Col. 


1831. 


Ch. 


III. 


No. 


146. 


John R. Grout, 


Un. 


Col. 


1834. 


Ch. 


II. 


No. 


189. 


Jonathan Grout, 


Yale 


Col. 


1836. 


Ch. 


II. 


No. 


189. 


Jose[)h M. Grout, 


Yale 


Col. 


1840. 


Ch. 


I. 


No. 


116. 


Admatha Grout, 


Dar. 


Col. 


1845. 


Ch. 


I. 


No. 


115. 


Lewis Grout, 


Yale 


Col. 


1853. 


Ch. 


I. 


No. 


26. 


Alfred Grout, 


Yale 


Col. 


1853. 


Ch. 


I. 


No. 


122. 


Ilenrv M. (J rout. 


Will. 


Col. 


1854. 



SUPPLEMENT. 

Ch. II. No. 89. Hannah Parkman,* m. Dr. John E. Tyler, b. April 10. 1766, d 
Jan. 25, 1820, at Boston ; first a physician at Westboro', and next a merchant 
at B. ; had, 

I. Hannah P.^ Sep. 5, 1803, d. Oct. 6, '56 ; m. Onslow Peters, Esq., A. M., 
r. a lawyer and Judge at Peoria, III. ; had 1. Sii cm T.^ June 21, '31, 
m. George Blakciv, Esq., r. P. ; 2. Man/ Lovett,^ April 7, 1833: 3.; 
Onshiv E.^ March 1, '36; 4. Hamiah B.' Feb. 16, '38; 5. Hugh,'' 
Nov. 16, '41 ; 6. Euirene P.« Nov. 9, '44. 
II. Susanna B.^ July 12, 1806, d. Sep. 1, '20. 

HI. Anna S.'' Jan. 25, 1809, m. Dec. 11, '45, Christopher C. Denny, r. Lei- 
cester; had 1. Theo. A.^ b. Aug. 21, d. Sep. 11, '46; 2. Herbert E." 
May 21, '49 ; 3. Parkman T} Dec. 20, '51. 

IV. Sarah A.^ June 11, 1811, m. Dec. 27, '31, Fayerweather of W. ; 

had 1. John T.' Oct. 17, d. Oct. 24, '33 ; 2. Sarah W,^ May 29, '35 
V. John B.^ May 6, '13, d. '18; vi. Charlotte C.^ Oct. 8, '15, d. 16, '16 
VII. Maria,^ b. and d. '18 ; viii. John E.^ Dec. 9, '19, A. M., M. D. ; m. Oct 
23, '46, Caroline Denny, who d. Oct. 16, '47, dg. of Austin D. of 
Wore, and 2d, Oct. '53, Augusta M. Denny, dg. of Geo. D. of Boston, 
rs. at Concord, N. H. as Supt. of a Lunatic Asylum ; had 1. Charlotte 
A.^ b. July and d. Aug. '47. 



Ch. 11. No. 92. Charlotte S. Parkman,^ m. Hon. George Denny, who d. Jan. 14, 
1852. She rs. his wid. at Auburndale ; had, 
I. Augusta M.^ Feb. 28, 1825, m. Oct. 8, '53, Dr. John E. Tyler, rs. Con 

cord, N. H. ; sine prole. 

II. George Parkman,^ May 10, 1826, m. Nov. 9, '52, Nancy A., dg. of Dr 

Cyrus B. of Augusta, Me., rs. Bos. ; had Arthur Brigcrs,^ Apr. 2, '55. 

HI. Charles Austin,'' March 31, 1828 ; iv. Charlotte E.^ Feb. 7, '30, d. unm. 

Aug. 7, 1854; v. Robert Breek,^ Dec. 8, '32, m. Dec. '.56, Valeria 

Titcomb, rs. Keokuk ; vi. Edward Watson,^ Nov. 12, '36. 

VII. James Henry ,^ Nov. 2, '38; viii. Mary Harriet,^ Sep. 10, '10. 

IX. John Arthur,^ Jan. 14, '43, d. '45. 



Ch. II. No. 94. Nathaniel Brigham,^ rs. Northboro', and by wf. Dolly Ball had, 

I. Susanna A.'' Jan. 5, 1813, m. Oct. 24, '37, Lewis Rice of Northboro.' 

II. Dolly Ann,^ Feb. 28, '14, m. Feb. 1, '42, Lewis Bemis (b. 1799, d. Nov. 

8, 18.56) of Spencer; had 1. Charles,' 1844, d. '45; 2. Ahh,/,' '46, d 

vg. ; 3. Anna H." June 17, '47 ; 4. Amreline,' b. and d. '49 ; 5. Etn 

ma yl." '52. iii. Elijah W.^ July 18, '16, unm. 

IV. Catharine B.^ Sep. 8, '18, m. George G. Valentine (b. 1815) of N. ; had 

1. George L:' May 13, '41, d. '48 ; 2. Helen 31.' May 7, '46 ; 3. Saral 

E.' Dep. 5, \50; 4. Harriet D.' Oct. 19, '53. 

v. Harriet C.^ March 25, '20, unm. ; vi. Nancy M.^ Sep. 16, '21, unm. 

VII. Mary P.^ Feb. 19, '23, unm. ; viii. Nath'l W.^ Oc. 12, '24, d. Sep. 21, '25 

IX. Josiah (iuiiiey,^ June 18, 1826 ; x. Nath'l S.^ Feb. 28, '29, m. Louist 

Thonqison of Marlb. 



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GROUT. 71 

Ch. III. No. 74. George Sprague,' Esq. of Athol, having at length yielded to 
my repeated solicitations and furnished his likeness, a copy is herewith for- 
warded, to be pasted into such parts of the edition as have been distributed. 

Ch. III. No. 30. Asa Grout,* d. about 1828 at Weathersfield, Vt. ; had, 

I. Polly,* m. John Bizby, r. Springfield, Vt. ii. Sarah,* m. Oliver Tarbcl, 
r. Cavendish, Vt. ; had 1. Asa'; 2. Almira' \ 3. Cynthia' ; 4. Addison'. 
III. Charlotte,* m. Nathaniel Joslyn, rs. Waitsficld, Vt. iv. Asa,* m. Cyn- 
thia Spencer, r. Weathersfield, v. Henrietta.* vi. Harriet.'' 

Ch. III. No. 33. Hilkiah,* r. Weathersfield, Vt. ; had by wife Abigail Parker 

I. Hannah, unm. ; ii. Hilkiah, d. unm. aged about 60 ; ni. Abigail, m. 

Cook ; IV. George (d.), was insane ; v. Elkanah, d. aged about 21 ; vi. John,* 
m. Mary McHoUister, rs. Windsor, Vt., has a family'' ; vii. Almena,* m. at 
Mendon, Vt. ; viii. Chloe,* m. at do. 

Ch. III. No. 34. Bridtrman,* at the age of 19, fell d. when in the act of dancing. 

Ch. III. No. 36. Oliver,* b. about 1769, d. Sep. 21, 1831 at Johnson, Vt., ni. 
Polly Morse, who d. Aug. 19, 1806, r. Cavendish ; had, 

1. Dan,* March 24, 1793 (d.), m. Lucy Whitney, r. C, had, 1. Minerva'; 

2. Maria' ; 3. SaraW ; 4. Volney WJ ; 5. Wifliam W.' ; 6. Henry\ rs. C. 
II. Laura,* Bee. 1795, m. Stephen Brown, iii. Zur,* Dec. 1797, rs. N. part 
of Vt. IV. Electa,* d. unm. March 19, 1815. v. Harvey ,<5 Feb. 10, 1801, 
early deprived of his sight while blasting in a well, has by traffic gained a 
support and accumulated an estate ; m. April 10, 1834, Sarah Page from 
Charlestown, and rs. at Medford, S. P. vi. Adaline,* Feb. 15, 1803, m. 
Daniel B. Perkins, vii. Minerva,* Nov. 1805, d. young. 

Ch. III. No. 39. Seth,* the seventh son of his parents, r. W. ; had, 

1. Matilda,* m. Abel Spafford, rs. Upper Falls, W.Vt. ii. Clarissa,* d. 1833, 
m. Lincoln White, r. Cavendish, had, 1. Electa,'' m. James Sherwin, rs. W. ; 

2. Eliza,'' m. Harrison Thomas, rs. New York ; 3. Charles,'' m. Stock- 
ing, rs. W. III. Seth,* (d.) m. Dolly Brown, r. W., had, 1. Emiline,' m. 

Mitchell ; 2. Warren,' rs. W. ; 3. HarlenJ iv. David,* m. Miranda 

Page, and 2d, Eliza Newton, rs. Rochester, Vt., S, P. v. Nancy,* m. Samuel 
Smith. VI. Eleanor,* m. Marshall Whitaker, rs. Amesbury, has issue. 

Ch. III. No. 37. Orlando,5 b. Aug. 8, 1771 [the ninth son], d. Feb. 1847, r. 
Weathersfield, Vt. ; had by wife Lucinda Brown, 
I. Lucinda,* July 20, 1800, d. Jan. 15, 1844, S. P., m. George Potwine, and 

2d, Luther Jackman of Weathersfield, Vt. 
II. Almira,* May 13, 1802, m. Jan. 17, 1825, James Craigue, son of Wm. C. 
from England. [Let the place of his nativity and date of birth be 
quickly ascertained and reported to the author, who, through an Eng- 
lish correspondent, may learn more of his family.] Mrs. C. now 
resides at Boston; had at Troy, Vt. 1. Nancy A. ' Jan. 2, 1826, m. 
Wm. Renfrew, r. Peacham, Vt., S. P. ; 2. Rollin KJ May 29, '27, m. 
Eliza M. Lyford, rs. Morrisania, N. Y., has Eugenia* ; 3. Jane GJ 
July 13, '29, m. Joseph Squire, rs. Boston ; 4. Lucinda B? July 6, 
'31, m. Joseph W. Austin, rs. Charlestown, has Alice Janette^ and Alna 
Jane* ; 5. Aurilla P.'' April 17, '33, m. Daniel A. Page, rs. Boston, 
has Luellon R. and an infant son ; 6. John N? Nov. 6, '34, rs. B. 



GROUT— ADDENDA AND ERRATA. 

Ch. I. No. 51. For Chandler read Charles. No. 67. For Rierel read Pierce. 
No. 115. After "grad." read 1842. 



Ch. II. No. 43. For m. Oct. 14, 1804, read m. June 21^ 1803. 

No. 189. Col. Moses Grout,* greatly reverenced for intelligence and 
moral worth, acted 35 yrs. as a magistrate and d. on the ancient home- 
stead in Westboro', May 18, 1850; m. June 21, [not Oct. 14,] 1803, 
Catherine [not Sarah] Warren. His dg. Susanna,* m. Sept. 20, '36, 
Tho. Dickenson, Esq., (d.) rs. Holl., had 1. Elizabeth P.,^ July 30, 
'37 ; 2. Sarah Warren,' Nov. 5, '39, d. Dec. 20, '41 ; 3. Emma Mi- 
randa,'' March 15, '42, d. May 1, '42 ; 4. Sarah Frances,'' Oct. 31, '43, 
[not '44.] His son, Rev. Jonathan* was b. 1811, and Rev. Joseph M.,* 
1813, and dg. Elizabeth, March 29, 1818. 

No. 173. 2. Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 12, 1824, [not 1825,1 and her brother, 
4. Daniel,^ b. May 19, [not 17,] '32. 

No. 172. "2. Albert G.^ " b. July 9, 1829. 

No. 185, 18th line. Erase "Rutland or," and on 1st line next p. for 
Elizabeth* read Esther*, and on 10th do. from bottom for "two chil- 
dren " read one child. 



3h. III. No. 26. Anna m. Alfred Miles. 

No. 116. Francis^ m. Annah Davis. 

No. 135, p. 190 or p. 64, 11th line, for " Broughton" read Brayton; and 

do. 12th line, for " Aytayline " read Aztaline; and do. 13th line, for 

"Mary Ann" read Marcy Ann; and do. 14th line, for " Alden^ " read 

Aldro,^ and for " Mary J.^ " read Marcy J.'' * 
No. 141. Sarah, m. Aaron Brooks, but his children here recorded were 

by another wife. 
No. 80, p. 178 or 52, 13th line, erase " Gould " after Susan Burr. 
No. 114, p. 184 or 58, 8lh line, Mary Sophia, d. Sept. 8, 1857 ; and do. 

11th line, Henry Cook Grout, M. D., since the publication of this work 

has left Lima and become established in New York. Beside him and 

sister, Mary S., their parents had, 3. Anna Parker,* Dec. 15, 1827, d. 

Feb. 21, '33 ; 4. George, Jan. 1, '36, d. Aug. 19, '45. 
No. 74, p. 174 or p. 48, 1st and 2d lines, erase " as Depot Master," and 

for "Mary Helen Sprague" read Mary H. Spear. 
No. 85, p. 181 or p. 55, 20th line, for " Mathew Hale" r. Matthew Hale. 
No. 146, p. 195 or p. 69, 24th line, after "Thos. Jefferson^" add A. M. 

and grad. A. B. at the Free Academy, New York, 1853 ; and do. 25th 

line, for "2. John Edward^" read 2. Edward.^ 



NOT TRACED. 

John Grout, wife Rhoda , r. Uxbridge, had 

I. Waity, June 30, 1779. 

II. Cyrus, July 13, 1786, d. at Uxb., March 23, 1813 ; wife, ; had, 

1. Borinda W., Aug. 19, 1810, m. Sept. 9, '32, Moses T. Murdock ; 
III. John, Capt., Nov. 26, 1789, d. May 23 1822 ; m. Nabby Richmond, Jan. 
1, '18, who d. Oct. 14, '21, a. 26; r. U.; had, 1. Nabby R., Dec. 20, 
'18 ; 2. Susan Adams, Feb. 5, '21. 
Others of the name of Grout, late from Europe, reside in New Bedford and 
Chicago. 



INDEX TO THE RESIDENCES OF GROUTS. 



Acworth.N.H.,150, 151, 
155,136,157,104, 165, 
166, 183 
Apency Cilv, lo., 158 
Albany, N. v., 146,162 
Alexandria, D. C, 174 
Amherst, (N.) 183 

Armadft, Mich., 185 

Ashburnham, 152, 178 
Ashland, 145 

Athens, Tenn., 183 

Alhol, 1C7, 173, 174, 187, 
188, 190 
Auburndale, 166, 19G 
Avon, N. Y., 184 

Bangor, Mc, 171 

Barre, 1G2 

Barre, Vt , 182, 190 

Barnard, Vt., 174 

Barnei, Vt., 170,171 
Bath, Me., 194 

Belchertown, 191 

Bellingham, 161 

Bellows Falls, N.H., 165 
Bellville,N.Y., 171,188, 
189 
Bedford, O., 194 

Bennington, Vt., 178 

Boston,132, 153, 154,157, 
168,161,163,165,174, 

178, 179, 195, 196 
Bradford, 148 

Braltleboro',Vl., 147,181, 
188 
Bridg-ewater, 178 

Brookf.eld,(N) 146,148, 

155, 164, 166, 170 
Brookfidd,Vt. 190 

Brooklinc, N. v., 148 
Bucklaiid, 162 

Burlington, Vt., 171, 185 

Cambridge, 143, 161 
Cambridge, Vt., 185,186 
Camden, (N.) O, 155 
Canadice, N. Y., 185 
Cazenovia, N. Y., 1G5, 
193, 194 
Carthage, Til., 190 

Canton, lo., 188 

Candia. N. »., 180 

Canamlaigua, N. Y., 174 
Charlton, 146 

Charlemont, (W.) Vt., 
162, 165, lf.6. 
Chatham, Canada, 181 
Charlestown, N. H., 169, 
170,174, 182 
Chelsea, Vt.. 156, 169, 
170, 178,179, 180 
Chester, Vt., 151, 164 
Chcstcrfiel.l, III., 158 

Chicago, 111,. 146, 15,^, 
('incinnaii,()., 148 

Clarendon, Vt., 194 

Clcavcland, O., 166 

Clinton, N. y., 189 

Concord, 154 

Concord, NIL, 196 

Concord, Vt., 170, 174. 
186, 187 
Conway, 181 

Cornwall, Vt., 171 

Colebrook, O., 163 

Cobassel, 191 



Danvers, 187 

Deerfield, 161,190,192 
Delavan, II!., 160, 161 
Detroit, Mich., 195 

Dorset, Vt., 164 

Douglas, 146 

Earlville, 163 

East Hampton, 161 

East Hawksburg, C. W. 
Eden,Vt., 185 

Ellisburgh.N.Y., 188,189 
Elmore, Vt., 182, 186 
Enfield, 155 

Enosburgh, Vt. 186 

Elizabethiovvn, N.Y., 180 
Epping, N. H., 165 

Erie, Pa , 156 

Essex, Vt., 173, 180 

Fairfield, N. Y., 193 
Fairfax, Vt, 170,171 

Fail River, Wis., 190 

Falmouth, Me , 157 

Felchburgh, 188 

Fitchburg, 1.''2 

Filzwilliam, N. H , 152 

Framingham, 145 

Franceslown, N. H., 151 

Gardner, 158 

Gerry, 173 

Grafton, 151, 154, 157, 
158, 162, 163, 194 
Grand Isle, Vt.. 190, 191 
Grass Valley, Cal., 18J 
Greenfield, 152 

Groton, 153 

Guilford, Vt., 147 

Geneva, Wis., 186 



Hnmilton, N. Y., 
Hanover, N. H., 
Hannibal, N. Y., 
Hardwick. 
Hartford, Vt.. 
Hawley, 150, 
Hebron, Wis., 
Henderson, N. Y 
Herkimer, N. Y. 
Hollislon, 
Honolulu, Sand. 
Hopkinton, 
Hoosic Falls, N. 
Hynesbury, Vt., 

Ionia. Mich., 



161 

163 

162 

162 

165 

161, 162 

188 

189 

, 148 

142, 163 

Isl., 145 

143, 152 

Y., 165 

166 

170 



Jcflcry,N. H. 168 

Johnson, lo., 187 

Johnstown, O., 187 

Kansas Ter, 147 

Kecne,N. H., 182,183 
Korbv, Vt.. 186, 187 

Knox ville, Tenn., 183 
Kcokuck, 196 

Lawrence, Ky., 165 

Lfl.anon, Cl., 150 

Lebanon, N. II., 183 

l,eicnstcr, 146, 196 

LcMiipstcr, N. II., 156 

Li-xington, ]Ui 

Loon, N. v., IS^t 

Leslie, Mich., 171 

Lcwistown, N. Y., 183 



Lima, N.Y., 183,184 

Lindon, Vt., 155 
Lockport, N. Y., 148 

Lowell, 156, 165 

Ludlow, Vt., 155 

Lunenburg, 168 

Lynn, 156 

McDono'h,N.Y.,173,187 
Maiden, 146 

Mansfield, O., 156 

Manchester, N. H. 
Manchester, lo., 162 

Marlboro', 15-1 

Marysville,Cal., 162 

Medfield, 144 

Medway, 158, 182 

Mexico. N. Y., 193 

Millbury, 154,168,184,186 
Mitchell, lo., 186 

Middlesex, Vt., 170 

Mobile, Ala., 191 

Monson, 154, 155 

Montague, 162, 189 

Montreal, C.E., 168 

Morristowii,Vt., 181,189 



Natural Bridge. 
Newbury, N. H. 
Newfane, Vt., 
Newport, N. H. 
New Salem, 
New York, N. 
166, 157, 161, 

Norwalk, O., 
Northboro', 149, 

Northficld, 
Northampton, 



N.Y. 190 

165 

147 

156 

190 

Y., 148, 

183, 186, 

194, 195 

148 

161,153, 

157, 196 

169 

181 



Oakfield, N. Y., 186 

Orwell, Vt., 180 

Oswego, N. Y., 193 

Oxford, 145 

Palmer, 155 

Pawtuckel, K. I., 126 
Pelham, 189 

Peoria, III.. 196 

Petersham,172, 188, 191, 
192, 194 
Philadelphia, 162, 191 
Phillipsiown, 171, 173 
Plainfield, 162 

Portland, Me., 171 

Portsmouth, Va., 173 
Poughkecpsie,N.Y., 180, 
^_ 181 

Provinceiown, 187 

Putney, Vi. 147 

Randolph, Vt.. 190 

Richland, N. Y., 147 
Richmond, N.H., 171,188 
Richmond, 190 

Rindge, N. H., 168, 174, 
178, 179 
Rockingham, Vt., 148 
Rockford, 111., 195 

Royalslon, 151, 166 

Rushford, N. Y., 155 
Rutland, 14-4, 148, 188 
Ryegate, Vt., 164 

St. Armands, C. E., 186 
m. Charles, C. E., 181 



St. John's, C.E., 171 
St. Johnsbury, Vl., 170, 
181,186 
St. Pauls, Min., 180 

Salisbury, 180 

Salmon Falls, N. H., 156 
Sail Lake, U. T„ 163 
Steamboat Rock, lo., 183 
Shelbyville, 111., 163 

Sherborn, 142, 144, 145 
Shirley, 188 

South Africa, 189 

Shrewsbury,149, 151,157, 

163 
Spencer, 145, 146, 148 
Springfield, 189 

Springfield, Vl., 164, 165, 

170 
Springfield, N. Y., 189 
Springwater, N. Y., 185 
Stevens Point, Wis., 187 
Stratton. Vt., 171, 188 
Siockbridge. 155 

Sudbury, 142,143.144,148 
Sutton, 150, 154 

Suffield, Ct., 166 

Surry, N. H., 163 

Syracuse, N.Y., 191, 193 

Taunton, 154 

Templeton, 162, 171,188 
Texas, 134 

Truxton, 193 

Townsend, 134 

Turkey, Eur., 147 

Umsundusi, S. Afr., 147 
Unity, N. H., 163 

Upton, 133 

Waldoboro', Me., 180 
Ware, 146 

Warwick. 162, 188, 190 
Washington, D. C, 158, 
160, 178 
Watertown, 142, 149 
Waterford, N. Y., 165 
Waterville, Vl., 170 

Wa viand, 144, 145 

Weathersfield, Vl.. 169, 
185, 186 
Westford, Vl., 170 

Westport, Vu, 171 

Wcstfield, 189 

Westmoreland. N.H., 147 
Westminster, Vt., 147 
West Bovlslon, 192 

Westboro', 149,150,151, 

153, 154, 157,158, 161, 
163, 166, 190, 194 
Wendell, 188, 190 

Whitby, C. W. 
Wilbraham. (S.) 155 
Windsor, Vt., 178,'79, '80 
Winchendon, 145, 157, 
Winchester, N. H., 181 
Winooski Falls, Vt., 180 
Wilson, N. Y., 183 

Winterset, lo. 
Woodstock, Vl., 178 
Woolcot, Vt., 187 

Worcester, 146, 146, 154, 

167,163,167,168,174, 
184, 185 

York, N, Y., 162 

Yellow Spring, C, 174 



/ • 



GOULDING. 

This is an English name, and pronounced Godding in distinction from 
Gelding, a name common to the Celtic Irish. It was originally local, and bor- 
rowed from GoLilding on the borders of Wales, anciently Gouldingham, derived 
from goal (a bound) and ham (a hamlet or town), but relieved of the last syllable 
before the first publication of a catalogue of English towns. It is not to be found 
in Doomsday Book, but occurs in Rheimer's Foedera, in Burke's History of the 
Peerage, and on the early rolls of Parliament. Alanus de Gouldingham is men- 
tioned in 1302 ; John Goldynton (Borderingtown) in 1327 ; and Thos. Goldyng 
in 1345. In 1514 John Guidon was a member of Parliament from Cornwall, 
and must have been a knight. In 1519, Thomas Goulding, Clerk, with the Bishop 
of Norwich, was appointed executor to the will of Lord Cornwallis ; and Sept. 27, 
1641, Edward Goulding was created a Baronet. 

Of the Gouldings who early appeared in this country, was Rev. William, 
minister of Bermuda, who attended the Thursday Lecture in Boston, Nov. 5, 
1646. Peter Goulding was of Boston in 1665. Capt. Roger Goulding, master 
of a vessel, was of Rhode Island in 1676, and rendered eminent services in 
Philip's war, in acknowledgment of which the Court of Plymouth granted him 
100 acres at Pocasset, east of Mount Hope Bay. [See Drake's Book of Indians.] 
John Golldin was of Huntington, Long Island, 1683. Joseph and William Geld- 
ing were the same year of Graves End, L. I., and proprietors of land and stock. 
Jacob Goulding and wife Elizabeth had Jacob, born at Boston, Jan. 11, 1699, 
and are no further reported. George Goulding was of Westerly, R. I., 1738-39. 
None of these, except Peter, are ascertained to have left descendants in New 
England, N. York or N. Jersey. If there are any, they are extremely obscure. 

Circumstances favor the belief that Peter G. was the brother of the valiant 
^pt. Roger G. and originally from Shipdam, 6 miles from Norwich, Eng., and 
I descendant from Rev. Thomas G., co-executor with the Bishop of Norwich ; 
yet nothing reliable on either point has been discovered. He settled in Boston 
IS a Sadler, where he often acted as an attorney in the Court of Sessions. No 
•ecord exists of his admission to either of the churches, or to the oath of fidelity ; 
md he must be excepted in the list of Puritans on our front title, not more for 
ills non-profession and late arrival, than from his will and failure to impress traits 
i)f puritanism upon his descendants. He must have been, however, a man of 
Inorality and talent, and of rare enterprise and courage, and, by his marriage, 
fonnected with the aristocracy of the colony. In 1667, he was in Virginia. 
)ct. 21, 1670, he acted as attorney to Joseph Deakin of Boston, in a suit against 
Pho. Jenner, mariner, for the recovery of a negro slave, to the sale of whom, 3 
■ears before in Virginia, he testified ; and again, Sep. 10, 1672, to Henry Harris 
nd Richard Travis, in an action against Tho. Edsell. On 1 (2) 1673, he was 
ngaged for Edward Michelson and Mathew Bridge, who, as his assignees, had 
ued Thomas Edsell. [Rec. of Court of Sessions.] 

Sep. 1671, in the Court of Assistants, he acted as sub-attorney unto Thomas 
'ullock and wife of Shipham, Norfolk Co., Eng., in a suit against John Clicck- 
jy of Boston, which was carried before the Gen. C. at their session, Oct. 1672, 
nd decided in favor of the plaintiffs. [Suf. Deeds.] 
9 



74 



GOULDING, 



From his admission to tliese several Courts and the standing of some of his 
employers it is evident that he was for his day a real lawyer, and an advocate of 
ability. His chirography was without vanity, plain, and 7nost heaulifuJ ; and 
must have been acquired in some favored school in England, for in style it was 
more than a generation in advance of that of his New England cotemporaries. 
But the proceedings of the Courts were not always to his mind, and he was too 
independent to avoid collision with their Honors. He was prosecuted and fined 
for charges that he had divulged against the Court and Clerk of Suffolk Co. In 
consequence of this, he, Oct. 18, 1681, addressed a complaint and petition to the 
G. C. who, instead of affording him relief, hastily sentenced him to make a pub- 
lic acknowledgment of his fault, to the satisfaction of the Court, or to pay a fine 
of ^20 to the treasurer of the colony, and to stand committed until the sentence- 
should be performed. The Court, however, as if conscious of rashness, suddenly 
became more tolerant, and so far satisfied with an ambiguous acknowledgment, 
if it was any at all, as to resolve that, " at the petitioner's request, this sentence, 
as to the fine and the petitioner's acknowledgment, is respited till the next Gen- 
eral Court or Sessions that comes first." [Rec. of Mass., Vol. V. p. 330.] We 
hear nothing more of the case. The occurrence not improbably disgusted him 
into a resolve to remove from Boston, for on the 11th of April following, before 
the next session of the G. C, he bought of Isaac Negus of Taunton, 200 acres 
north of Merrimack River, on a branch of Beaver Creek. It is not ascertained 
that he attempted a settlement here, yet it is highly probable; and if so, that he 
was again induced to remove bv the prevalence of witchcraft at that time among 
his neighbors. [Midd. D., 8, 21.] 

A second attempt to settle Quinsigamond [Worcester] was undertaken in 
1683, and he purchased a town right of Thomas Hall, and probably took up his 
residence there until the settlement was a second time broken up. By this right 
he at the first division of lands drew 5 planting lots of 10 acres each for a home- 
stead, where the city of Worcester stands ; and at the 2d division, 79 acres ; and 
at the 3d, ditto. 157 acres, to which his son Palmer, in behalf of himself and 
two brothers, revived a claim in 1713, which was allowed. Beside his town 
right, he became the owner of 3,020 acres at Assanamcsset [Grafton], which 
seems to have been included in the south part of Worcester (?) About 1691 the 
settlers of Worcester were again dispersed, and he appeared at Sudbury, whore 
he died in 1703, and 11 years before the settlers were permanently established 
at W. Here he must have made considerable improvements, for his homestead 
of 70 acres, after having been 9 years abandoned to the enemy, was appraised at 
"i^2x.", while his 3,020 acres hard by, was valued at only "<i^4x." 

Sep. 4, 1694, he was appointed guardian of Mary Eagins or Higgins, dg. of 
John A. or FI., late of Boston. This indicates that he had been made rectus in 
curia, and died in civil communion with the powers there were. 

copy OF HIS AVILL. 

I Peter Goulding of Sudbury, in the Co. of Mid'x, in the province of the Mass. 
Bay in N. E., Gent., being in good health and sound memory and understanding, 
do make, publish and declai'e this instrument written, to be my last will and 'is- 
tament, as First followeth. 1 freely and willingly yield and give up my s.uil 
unto (^od who gave it, trusting, hoping and praying that it may be saved in. hy 
and through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ, who died for iln' 
same, and in liopcs of my resurrection unto life with him. And my body I c<uii- 
mit unto the earth from whence it came, therein to be decently buried by my 
executrix herein named, the oxi)euse thereof not amounting unto more than 105. 

And my small estate y'. (iod has given me I do give and beciuoath as follow- 
eth : — 



GOULDING. 75 

Unto my loving daughter Martlia Smith, the wife of Joiin Smith of Iladlcy, I 
lo give one piece of eight, and do entreat lier and her good husband to accept of 
he same, (God having given them a good estate,) who never displeased me 
vorth the remembrance. 

Unto Elizabeth, y^ wife of Wm. Jcnison of Sudbury, 1 give Is., or the value 
hereof, and no more, she having had higher keeping than the rest, and much 
)ut of my little at her marriage; and I believe and partly know from her own 
nouth she hath sought the ruin of me and my poor family in this life. 

Unto my eldest son Windsor I do give unto and forgive and acquit him of all 
hat he oweth me, and do request him to be contented therewith, and with what 
nore my executrix will give him. 

Unto my son John Goulding I give one piece of eight, as a token of my love, 
md do intreat him to accept of the same unto full contentment, and with what 
nore his mother will give liim. And (iod hath already given him by honest 
abor and means an estate surmounting mine. 

Unto my sons Thomas, Peter and Palmer, I give all the real estate I shall die 
egally possessed of, after the decease of my executrix, unto them, each one, an 
jqual proportion for quantity and quality, consideration being had, and unto each 
if their heirs forever. 

Unto my daughters Sarah, Jane, Mercy, Abigail, and Arrabella, I do give unto 
fach of them one good cow not above six years old, as each one of them shall 
Lttain the age of twenty-one years, or are married sooner with the a[)probation of 
iheir mother, Sarah, my executrix. 

All the remainder of my estate (my just debts being first payed or secured to 
le paid) I give unto my loving and well beloved wife, Sarah Goulding, during 
ler natural life; and afterward unto all or any of my sons or daughters, as unto 
ler shall seem best to bequeath the same by will. And lastly, I do make and 
ppoint my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In wit- 
less whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal, on the 27th day of April, 
1 the 2d year of the reign of our sovereign Lady of England, Queen Anne. 

Peter Goulding and a Seal. 
Witnessed by Tho. and Hopestill Brown, Samuel King, and Tho. Brintnall, 
nd probated Nov. 8, 1703. 

His estate, consisting of lands all at Ilassanamesset and Worcester, and the 

sual personal property of a farmer at Sudbury, was appraised at =£265 17s. 

is pewter and brass furniture was valued at cf 10. His stock consisted of 23 

wine, 3 cows, 1 heifer, 1 yoke of oxen, and 8 steers. [Mid. Prob. L. X. p. 355-7.] 

He seems to have been only a sojourner at Sudbury, waiting an opportunity to 

Boccupy in safety his homestead at Worcester, and had already waited 9 years. 

uring this time he probably returned to his trade, uniting therewith shoemakmg; 

or one of his sons, who must have grown up in the interim, was early styled 

brdwainer, and others sadler, and his j'oungcst resided in Sudbury as a cord- 

ainer 20 years after the death of his father. 

Peter Goulding m. Jane , who became the mother of 3 and probably 5 

jf his children ; and 2d, Sarah Palmer (?), the sister of Hon. Thomas P., Esq., 
f Boston {?), and had, 

I. Peter,' recorded in Boston without date on a list for 1665, d. yg. 
II. Mary,* Jan. 21, 1665 [pr. 1665-6], d. yg. 
HI. Frances,* Feb. 22, 1667 [pr. "67-8] by wf. Jane, and pr. d. dg. 

2. IV. Martha,* b. perhaps in Va., m. John Smith of Hadlcy, 

3. V. Elizabeth,* Oct. 6, 1673, m. Wm. Jenison from Charlestown, r. 
Sud. and Worcester. 



76 GOULDING. 

14. 4. VI. Winsor,2 Mar. 3, 1674, [pr. '74-5], by wf. Sarah, m. Elizabeth '. 

17. 5. vii. Thomas," Jan. 2, 1677, by wf. Sarah. 
6. VIII. Sarah,= Aug. 19, 1679, by wf. Sarah. 

18. 7. IX. John,' Capt., b. perhaps near Merrimack R., and about 1682 mar. 

Abigail Curtis. 

8. X. Jane,^ Jan. 1683, (pr. '83-4), by wf. Sarah, and recorded at Boston. 

9. XI. Mercy," Sep. 8, 1686, by do., and recorded at Boston. 

19. 10. XII. Peter,*^ born pr. at Worcester. 

11. XIII. Abigail,^ b. pr. at W. or Sud. 

12. XIV. Arrabella,^ Id. pr. at W. or Sud. 

20. 13. XV. Palmer,'^ Capt., b. pr. at W. or Sud. 1695, d. Feb. 11, 1770 ; m. 

Abigail Rice. 

1. 14. Windsor Goulding,^ " sadler," settled in Boston, where, Feb. 25, 1706, 
he, with Ephraim Fenno, cordwainer, purchased for £"70 a house 
lot, which they mortgaged the next year to obtain security for the 
payment of c£100 to Paul Dudley, and soon after lifted the mortgage 
[Suff. Deeds, 23, 93.] No further trace of him has been discovered 
He probably went to Virginia. He had at Boston bv wf. Elizabeth, 
I. Winsor,=» July 1, 1701. 
II. Winsor,=' March 22, 1702, [pr. 1702-3.] 

15. III. Winsor,» Oct. 11, 1704. 

16. IV. Sarah,' Oct. 9, 1706. 






5. 17. Thomas Goulding," removed to S. Carolina, where he died and adminis' 
tration on his estate was granted Nov. 8, 1723, to Wm. Jenison ol 
Sudbury. His interest in lands at Worcester, drawn and to be drawq 
in the right bequeathed by his father, was appraised at .£140. Hi 
probably left issue, as nothing indicates a division of his estate among 
his brothers and sisters in Mass. 



7. 18. John Goulding, Capt., d. at HoUiston between June 16 and Aug. 12^ 
1750, aged, as is supposed, about 68. He was a man of great siz^ 
and almost superhuman strength and endurance; eminent for enter* 
prise and energy, and the master-spirit of the settlement in which 
he spent most of his days. He was of the nobility of his time, a 
gentleman of many virtues, an excellent neighbor and public spirited 
citizen. According to tradition and circumstances, he had in early 
life been engaged in irade. In Dec. 1705, he was of Sudbury 
where he had m. Abigail Curtis, dg. of Joseph C. by wife Abigail 
Grout (dg. of Capt. John G. by wf. Sarah [Busby] Cakebread), an' 
grd. dg. of Henry Curtis " Gent." of Watertown and Sud. by w 
Mary Guy, dg. of Dea. Nicholas G. of W. She was of wealth 
and respectable parentage, the niece of the valient and intrepi. 
Ephraim C, the first planter of Worcester (see His. of W. and o! 

Indian wars), and sister to Curtis, who settled where .Tosepl 

C. resides in Medway. Her father, b. 1647, d. Nov. 26, 1700 
leaving her three gold rings, a silver spoon, a cow and his " ne 



grant" on the W. side of Sud. R." in S. [Mid. Prob. 10, 96— 8]J 
This grunt of 130 acres, Joim Goulding, yeoman^ and 



wf. Abiffaili 



GOULDING. 77 

"living in Medficld,"* sold, Nov. 30, 1705, lor X30 to Bcnj. Par- 
menter, they having been m. probably a little before and certainly 
between that time and the date of her father's will, Nov. 23, 1700. 
He soon returned to S., for Dec. 25, 1705, Eliah Adams, merchant 
of Boston, with, his wf. Rebecca, for £\ 10 current money of N. E., 
deeded " to John Golding of Sudbury, within the Co. of Middlesex, 
N. England aforesaid, sadlrr, all that tract of vacant land which he 
lately purchased of Dean Winthrop, late of Pulling Point [Chelsea], 
of 500 acres, surveyed, platted and laid out by Joshua Fisher April 
1, 1659, adjacent to and in part abutting on the South [upon the] 
line of Medfield and a stony ridge in part, and Boggastow Brook 
towards the E. and S. E., and upon a pond in part toward the W., 
and towards the N. on a tract of vacant land therewith laid out to 
Francis Vernon, and return thereof made to General Court at their 
session Oct. 18, 1659, and by them approved and confirmed. Ex- 
cepting and reserving 125 acres [now Moses Rockwood's], part of 
of the said tract of 500 acres, on the S. side thereof, which the said 
Dean W, allowed and set off to the said Josh. F. for laying out the 
same." May 10, 1723, for .£57 he received of Wm. Rider, Jr. a 
deed of 50 acres of upland, with allowance for roughness, situated 
W. of the former W. line of Medway, which had been laid out to 
R. in 1716 and 1718; and 3J acres of meadow near Winthrop's 
pond, bounded S. by Benoni Learned, N. by Judge Sewell's farm, 
and S. W. by land that had been previously granted to him by the 
proprietors of Sherborn. [Mid. D., L. 22, p. 383 ; L. 25, p. 393.] 
These purchases extended his land from Bogcstow brook on the 
E. to Chicken brook on the W. He afterwards became the owner 
of the land between the latter brook and the N. end of the 50 acre 
lot bought of Rider, — making his farm nearly four miles in length, 
embracing much of the very best land in H. 

Upon his first purchase he settled, in the spring of 1706, and 
located his buildings with much taste and judgment on the S. E. 
side of an uplift, which bears his name, and about seventy rods E. 
of Winnekeening Lake. He erected one of the most elegant 
houses in the Colony, which stood until nearly 1800. The carving 
upon its fragments these eyes surveyed with wonder and admiration 
of a former taste. While Holliston was an integral part of Sher- 
born, he was rated the highest except one; was selectman 1719 and 
'22; town clerk 1722, and most conspicuous in accomplishing a 
division of the town in 1724. After this, he was appointed by the 
General Court as " a principal inhabitant of H." to summon the 
inhabitants qualified to vote, to meet for the choice of town ofiicers. 
He served H. as town clerk 1724-'33, and as selectman 1724-'30, 
and '32, '33 and '40. He had alloted him a pew in the most 
honorable part of the meeting-house, and through life was treated 
with the highest respect, and for half a century afterwards remem- 
bered with reverence and quoted as authority. 

June 16, 1750, he made his will, written by Daniel Emerson and 
witnessed by him, Henry Morse and Silas Pratt, giving to his wife 

* .\s be ihere styled himself yeoman, he had probably purchased 101 acres of the heirs of Peter 
Adams, on which Joseph Curtis of Medway resides, whicli he sold aflerwards to her brother, or he went 
there with his bride to pass their honeymoon with him. 



78 GOULDING. 

Abigail, for life, an annuity of £26 I3s. 4d. ; to his son Curtis, 
i^l3 6s. 8d, ; to his dg. Mary Foster, c£'93 6s. 8rf., and to his son 
John, all his personal estate, he to pay the above named legacies; 
stating that he had previously disposed of his lands by deeds of gift 
to his sons. This will Curtis G. and Jonathan Foster, two of the 
heirs, contested before the Probate Court, Aug. 12, 1750, yet the 
judge, after the examination of the three above witnesses and many 
others, and receiving the written testimony of Rev. Messrs. Buck- 
nam and Prentiss, and hearing " learned counsel on both sides," 
decided in favor of the will. This decision, in view of the testi- 
mony of Rev. Mr. Prentiss, who had the very best means of judg- 
ing of the testator's disposing ability, appears, at this distance, truly 
surprising. From it the opposition appealed to Lt. Gov. S. Phipps 
and Council, and gave the required security to prosecute the appeal. 
The result has not been ascertained, but circumstances indicate that 
the will stood. 

Capt. Goulding's widow, Abigail Curtis, made her will Aug. 10, 
1761, giving to her son Curtis, 5s. ; to her dg. Mary [Foster] Cook, 
5s. ; to her gd. dg. Abigail Goulding, 5s. and her silver cup, and to 
her son John, the residue of her estate. Witnesses, Silas Pratt, 
Joseph Curtis [pr. of Med.] and John Metcalf. ^Vill proved Feb. 
10, 1766. She d., aged probably about 84 years. 

They had at S. and H., 
I. John,^ Sep. 21, 1707, who d. in infancy. 
18i. 18^. II. Curtis,'' Aug. 3, 1710, d. March 25, 1774; m. Zipporah Ware. 

III. Jolin,^ Aug. 21, 1713, inherited the homestead in H., was select- 

man 1756, and d. an aged bachelor, leaving his place to his 
niece Abigail, wf. of Rev. Alexander Thaver. 

IV. Peter,'' May 12, 1715, d. June 29, '42, unm. 

V. Abigail," Aug. 18, 1717, m. Jona. Eames, Feb. 18, '41-2. 

VI. Mary," July 27, 1720, m. Jona. Foster of H., and 2d, Cook. 

VII. James," , d. Dec. 27, '53 ; m. Bethia Plimpton of Medfield, 

May 23, '50, s. on N. part of the homestead, had, Abigail * 
April 14, '53, who m. Rev. Alexander Thayer, Aug. 18, '73, 
thenof Paxton; had 1. John (t.,* A. M. ; 2. Alexander, M. D., 
r. Mendon ; and 3 dgs., one of whom m. Lemuel Adams, and 
s. on N. W. part of the homestead. 



18^. I8i. Curtis," s. first on the N. side of Winnckccning Lake, on the W. part 
of tlie homestead ; was selectman 1750, sold to Alexander Marsh 
prior to 1770, and removed to Sherborn, where he was selectman ■ 
1772 ; m. Zipporah Ware, b. Nov. 22, 1712, m. April 30, '43, d. \ 
Dec. 21, '93, dg. of Capt. Joseph W. by wf. Hannah \\'ood, dg. of J 
Eleazer W. and gd. dg. of Nicholas W.," the first planter of S. ; had, j 
I. Marv.* Oct. 21, 1745, m. Capt. Henry Loland ; had no ch. 

I8j^. 18;^. II. Joseph,' July 13, '47, d. about 1820; m. Keziah Parker. 

III. Ihiiiiiali,' June 24, 1749, m. Aaron Rider, rm. to N. Y. 

IV. Zi|iporali,'' .Tan. 10, 1750-1, m. Jona. Bacon, r. Natick. 

18^. 18J. V. John,' Oct. 30, 1752, d. 1818 ; m. Elizabeth Twitchell. ^ 

182. 1H|. VI. Fdea/cr,' Ai)ril 30, 1757, d. Aug. 13, 1826; m. Jemima Bacon. 

18^. 18g. Joseph," m. Sep. 23, 1773, Kcziah Parker, b. March 19, 1754, dg. of 



GOULDING. • 79 

Tiinotliy P. of II., and s. on the \^ . part of liis grandfather's lanil 
in 11., and rni. to Eaton, N. Y. ; had at H. 
1. Julia,* July 25, 1774, who did not rm. to N. Y. 
1JS|. II. Curtis,* Aug. 10, 1776; m. Rachel Russcl from Western Mass.; 
rm. from Eaton, March, 1809, to Pamolia Four Corners, 
Jeff. Co. N. Y., wiiere he d. July 11, '57, leaving Curtis, Esq. 
and 6 other children, mostly settled near him. 

III. Hannah,* June 12, 1778, d. April 10, 1852, at Smithfield, N. Y. ; 

m. Dec. 16, 1802, Divan Berry, b. April 18, 1776, of Hamil- 
ton, N. Y., son of John B. from Lynn to Southwick, Ms. ; had, 

1. Hiram,'' Nov. 11, 1803, m. March 17, '39, Lucinda 

Rich, r. Smithfield ; had 1. Henry N.,^ March 16, '40; 

2. Joy I.,^ Oct. 16, '41 ; 3. Helen M.,^ Sep. 24, '44. 

2. Fanny," May 7, 1806, m. Tabor Potter, '46, r. Elyria, 

O. ; no ch. 

3. Charlotte," April 22, 1808, d. July 20, '47 ; m. Feb. '32, 

John Comstock, r. De Ruyter, N. Y. ; had 1. William 
K.,'' April 29, '33; 2. Cornelia,^ Mar. 11, '35; 3. Han- 
nah R.,^ June 18, '37 ; 4. Henry ,^ Oct. 25, '39. 

4. Hannah," April 1, 1810, m. May, '39, Ira Bump, r. S. 

Butler, N. Y. ; had 1. Melvin,^ Feb. 23, '41 ; 2. Har- 
riet J.,^ Oct. 14, '43 ; 3. Eunice,^ May 3, '45. 

5. John R.," April 25, 1812, m. March 11, '46, Almira 

Dickey; had 1. James,^ Dec. 9, '47; 2. Lorain,^ April 
29, '52. 

6. Henry C," April 8, 1815, m. Aug. 24, '41, Caroline 

Vinton, rs. Hinsdale, N. Y. ; had 1. Louisa,' Nov. 6, 
'44; 2. William H.,' Jan. '47; 3. Caroline,' Nov. 6, 
'50; 4. Emogene,' Dec. '53. 

7. Abby Jane," 19, 1817, at Madison ; m. Feb. 7, '38, 

Thompson Beach, r. Smithfield, N. Y. ; had 1. Horace 
Goulding,' Dec. 29, '38; 2. Men W.,' Aug. 31, '40; 

3. Melissa A.,' Feb. 12, '43; 4. Elmer D., Aug. 1,'45. 

8. George F.," May 4, 1820, at Smithfield ; m. Sep. 16, '44, 

Maria Johnson; had 1. Revile,' June, '50; 2. Minerva,' 
Jan. 19, '52 ; 3. Ida A.,' May 23, '54 ; 4. Harvey,' 
April 25, '56. 

IV. Persis,* April 30, 1780. 

lW^\ V. Timothy,* Dec. 16, 1782, rs. Chautauqua or Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. 
18|. VI. Luther,* April 18, 1785, rs. do. 
18J-. VII. Otis,* July 14, 1790, rs. do. 



18^. 18^. John Goulding,* Capt., one of the stoutest men these eyes ever beheld, 
settled upon the farm inherited by his mother, in S. E. part of S. ; 
m. Mav 23, 1776, Elizabeth Twitchell [No. 94], who d. Feb. 21, 
1847, and had, 
I. Elizabeth,* March 27, '77, d. young. 

II. Matilda,* Feb. 4, '79, d. Oct. 5, 1801. 

III. John,* Maj., April 2, 1781, inherits the homestead in S., is a 
9 most industrious, thrifty and respectable farmer and orchard- 

ist ; has served S. 10 years as selectman and 1 as represen- 
tative ; m. Betsey Bigelow , had 1. John A.," April 2, 1808, 
rs. unm. at S. ; 2. Sumner Gore,^ April 2, '09, m. Martha 



GOULDING. 

(Burr) Cutler, rs. Natick ; 3. Oren,^ May 10, '11, d. young; 

4. He, /,* Nov. 25, '13, m. Emeline Edwards, rs. Dover ; 

5. Oren,« Jan. 26, '16, m. Ellen Holbrook [No. 106], and d. 
at N. leaving a son.^ 

IV. Dalton,* Esq., Oct. 19, 1790, became in early life a teacher; 
has long acted as surveyor, draughtsman and justice, been 7 
years town clerk and treasurer, 7 years selectman, and for 
20 years commonly moderator of town and parish meetings. 
In 1853, he was chosen a member of the Convention to amend 
the Constitution of the State, and the next year a member of 
the General Court. He m. Martha Ware [dg. of Henry 
W. of S.], who d. July 7, '49, and had 1. Elizabeth,^ April 
29, 1830 ; 2. Matilda,^" Jan. 2, '32, m. James Spinney, rs. S. ; 
3. Joseph Ware,' April 12, '35. 



18f . 18f. Eleazer,'' r. in Nat. and S., was selectman in S. 1815 ; m. Jemima 
Bacon, dg. of Oliver B. of N. ; had 1. Zilla,* June 10, 1782, d. 
July 2, 1849, m. June 9, '02, Daniel Wight of N. ; 2. Mary,* Aujr. 
28, 1784, d. June 11, 1815, m. Calvin Sanger, Jr. [No. 41] ; 3. Cur- 
tis,* Capt., Jan. 6, 1787, m. May 13, 1827, Nancy Brock, b. Oct. 5, 
1799, dg. of Daniel B. by wf. Patty Learned, rs. an able and re- 
spected farmer at W. Sherborn ; had 1. Eleazer,' Oct. 14, '28 ; 
2. Mary,« Nov. 29, '30, m. Joseph W. Bullard [Ch. i. No. 28], rs. S. 

10. 19. Peter,'^ a blacksmith, settled first in Worcester, where, in 1718, he had 
occupied a 50 acre lot three years, thereby securing it as a grant 
from the proprietors of W. He afterwards removed to S. Carolina, 
leaving his other real estate in W. still undivided from his brothers. 
After the decease of his br. Thomas, in 1723, he appointed Palmer 
Goulding and Wm. Jenison his attorneys (the latter being then ad- 
ministrator to Thomas G.) to secure a complete division of the lands 
in W. bequeathed to him and his brothers Thomas and Palmer. He 
had, by commissioners, 125 acres laid off to him, with " 1 acre al- 
lowed in every 30 for swag of chain ; " while to Palmer G. were 
assigned " 5 ten acre lots of upland, being the first division or home- 
stead belonging to their father." [W. Prob. X. 337.] 

At Dorchester, Berkley Co., S. C, July 11, 1728, he executed, 
for c£120, a deed to Wm. Jenison of W., innholder, of '' all his 
right and proportions of land in W. given him in the last will of 
his honored father, Peter G., sometime since of Sud., deceased.'' 
[W. Deeds, XXVIII. 156.] 

The Gouldings of S. C. are presumed to be descended from him, 
and perhaps his brother Thomas. 



13. 20. Capt. Palmer Goulding of Sudbury, " cordwainer," July 17, 1722, for 
X75, convoyed to John Biglo of Marl., his interest in " a five ten 
acre lot in the N. part of Worcester, formerly George Dauson's of 
Boston (d)." [W. D., Vol. 22, p. 44.] 

He removed, the next year, to Worcester, and, Oct. 1, 1723, for 
c£260, conveyed to Col. Samuel Browne of Salem, 1,206 acres i^ 
the S. part of W. in four parcels. [Id., 22, 363.] 

And, March 27, 1724, all his title to, " after divisions of land in 
the N. half of W.," to Henry Lee. [W. D.] 



G0U1.DING. 81 

Nov. 2, 1728, lie, for £21 5s,, sold to Thomas Palmer, Es(|. of" 
Boston, 17 acres in Wor.,on Millstone hi.s-,'near Bladder pond. [Id.] 

He built his house in Worcester where the 4th Cong. chh. now 
stands, and there carried on the business of tanning, shocmaking, 
making malt, curing hams, &c., on an extended scale for his day. 
In his dwelling, Richard Rogers, in 1732, was employed by the 
town to keep school. Tradition represents him and his children to 
have been of extreme size, very ingenious, and " capable of doing 
any thing." As soon as the inhabitants had completed their meet- 
ing-house, he was placed on a committee to seat the meeting, and 
was included, with Adam Winthroj), Esq., Judge Thomas Palmer 
and 13 others of the aristocracy, to whom pews were allowed. In 
1726 and '29, he was chosen constable ; selectman in 1730, '31, 
and '37 ; treasurer in '38, and assessor in '32, '33 and '36. 

April 18, 1732, he sold to Wm. Jenison, for o£'100, a lot of 17 
acres on both sides of French R., and 47 acres on the S. bound of 
Wor., and 5 ten acre rights [originally his father's] in all lands yet 
to be laid out in the S. half of W. 'Jan. 16, 1729-30, lie boug'ht, 
for .£10, of Jona. Moore a messuage of 10 acres in W. ; and, Feb. 
16, '33-4, another messuage of 10 acres, for ^20, of Mathias Rice. 
He bought, July 14, 1734-5, for <£20, of Benj. Gates 3 acres of 
meadow ; and, March 25, '35, of Thomas Rice, for .£18, 3 acres 
of do. ; and of Elisha Rice of Sud., Sep. 20, '33, for ^'65, 4^ 
acres of do. ; and of John Oulton of Marl., for <£40, 8 acres of 
do. He was at the capture of Louisburg, June 17, 1745, in com- 
mand of a company. Feb. 24, 1750, he, with Wm. Johnson, for 
£137, bought 184 acres, bounded partly on the E. by Quinsigamond 
Pond, "late the estate of Isaac Morse (d)." [W. Deeds, L. 30, 
p. 323.] 

He d. at Holden, Feb. 11, 1770, aged 75, and was interred at 
W^or. No record exists of the settlement of his estate. Tradition 
says that he once visited his brother at the South, and returned 
horror-stricken by the cruelties of slavery, and alienated from his 
brother for the part he took in them. He m. at Concord, Dec. 4, 
1722, Abigail Rice, who d. at Holden, Feb. 17, 1773, a. 70; had, 
I. Palmer,^ Feb. 18, 1722-3, d. Jan. 30, '92 ; m. Abigail Haywood. 
II. AbigaiU^* Sep. 24, 1724, d. May 17, '36. 

III. John,3 Oct. 3, 1726, d. Nov. 22, 1791 ; m. Lucy Brooks. 

IV. Millicent,=» Nov. 12, 1728, d. unm. Aug. 9, 1813 ; was a teacher 

of talents and eccentricities, joined the Shakers and left them. 
V. Zurvilla,' or Troviller, Dec. 25, 1730, m. Cornelius Stowell. 

VI. Winsor,^ Dec. 4 or 27, 1732 ; m. Rice, s. in Holden. 

VII. Ignatius,' Sep. 6, 1734, d. Nov. 5, 1814; m. Elizabeth Goodwin. 
VIII. Peter,'' Dec. 30, 1736, d. July 17, 1790; m. Lucy Brewer. 
IX. Abel,=' March 4 or 7, 1738, d. Dec. 6, 1817; m. Keziah .John^ 

son, s. in Shrewsbury. 
X. Elizabeth,' May 10, 1741, d. unm. xi. Patty. 



27. Palmer,' Capt., s. in W., where he was chosen surveyor 1746-7, and 

selectman 1751. In 1774, he, with John Chandler and otiiers, 

signed an obnoxious protest against the proceedings of the whigs, 

which he soon after retracted, espoused their cause, and subsequent- 

10 



^2 GOULDING. 

ly enjoyed tlie confidence of his fellow townsmen. In 1784, lie 
was associaled with Hon. Levi Lincoln in the erection of a house 
for a school of an uncommon order. He m. Abigail Haywood, 
Feb. 25, 1752, and had, 
.^4. 28. I. Daniel," Sep. 20, 1752, d. Jan. 12, 1834, " aged 81." 

29. II. Thomas,'' July 3, 1754, probably d. young. 

30. III. John,'' Sep. 19, 1756, " ' " 

IV. Hannah," Jan. 8, 1764, m. Nathan Blackman. 
V. Sarah," Jan. 17, 1768, d. unm. 
VI. Abigail," June 2, 1771, probably d. young. 
VII. Palmer,'* June 11, 1774, d. young. 
VIII. Fanne," Aug. 1, 1780. 



25. 31. Peter,^ a carpenter, s. in \\ . ; was killed by a fall from a frame; had 

by wf. Lucy Brewer, 

I. Levi," March 15, 1767, d. June 8, '67. 
55. 32. II. Clark," Sep. 24, 1768, d. Aug. 14, 1829, a. 61; m. Prud. Rice. 

III. Lucy," April 10, 1770, m. Nathan Gates. 

IV. Patty," March 11, 1772, m. 1791, Clark Johnson. 

V. Lucinda," Feb. 3, 1774, m. Timothy Johnson, '92, rs. W. 

33. VI. Peter," May 15, 1776, rs. as Indian agent at Calais, Me. 
VII. Sallv,'* April 28, 1778, d. June 27, '78. 

VIII. SallV,'' April 18, 1780. m. Reuben Scott. 
IX. Zurvilla," Sep. 21, 1781, m. — Colman, r. W. : had Chas." rs. W. 
X. Nabby," Dec. 23, 1783, d. Feb. 25, '99. 

34. XI. Levi," Sep. 11, 1787, m. April 18, 1809, Sally Harrinaton ; had 

Levi,^ Feb. 12, 1810, rm. New Orleans. ' '' j 



22. 35. .lohn,^ Col., s. in the N. E. part of Grafton as a tanner, and becamej 
a prominent and respected citizen. In advanced life he became 
wonderfully corpulent. By wf. Lucy Brooks from Concord, b. Sep 
30, 1733, m. Feb. 22, '53, d. Nov. 22, '71, he had, 

89. 36. I. Jonah," Nov. 25, 1753, m. , and 2d, Wid. Sarah Leiand, 

II. Lucy," Dec. 22, 1756, m. Abraham Brown, r. Alstead, N. H.; 
had Israel,^ Ahijah,^ Salii/,^ and others. 
62. 37. III. John,' July 23, 1760, m. Ruth Chamberlain. 

IV. Molly," May 3, 1762, m. Aaron Kimball, r. G. ; had, 

1. Faft'i/,^ m. Jona. Chase, rs. VValpole, N. II. 

2. Sally, ^ m. Dea. Albert Stone, rs. Grafton. 

3. Lucy,^ m. Eben'r Wadsworth, and 2d, Salmon Ilatliauay 

rs. New England village. 

4. Polly,^ m. Benjamin Taft, rs. N. Bridge. 

5. Elijah,^ m. Eunice White, and 2d, Mary F. Hapgoud, r. (i 

6. Joseph," m. Betsey Scott, rs. Grafton. 

7. John" m. Betsey Brooks, rs. S. Braintree. 

8. Hannah" m. Benjamin Green. 

9. Aaron," m. Sarali R. Grout (Ch. II. No. 175), rs. Bo.ston 
10. Joshua Brooks," m. Nancy Grout (Ch. 11. No. 176), rs. B} 

38. V. Joshua," Sep. 4, 1763, rm. South. I, 

67. 39. VI. Kphraim," Sep. 4, 1765, d. Jan. 14, 1838; m. Susan Briiiham) J 

vii. Phebe," May 22, 1767, m. Wm. Wood, r. Ilopkinton. j 

VIII. Joseph" March 6, 1769, d. young. 



GOILDING. 83 

40. IX. Israel,* Sep. 25, 1770, m. Liicy Drmy, r. Marl. 

X. Patty,"' , m. Joseph Pratt, rs. Shre\vsl)ury, and is tlic <fraiil- 

motlicr of Calvin E. P.* Es(|. of Worcester. 



U. Winsor,' s. as a farmer in Holden ; luul, by \vf. Rice, 

1. Samuel,* , d. unm. with the small-pox. 

II. Bettv,* , m. Paul Shcpard, rs. Shrews.; has 1. Samnel: 

2. RusseU," and li. E/hahefh,'' m. Pickford. 

42. 111. Joel,* , (d.), r. Phillipston ? has a dg.* a miss'y in PalestiiH' 

43. IV. Phineas,* , m. and d. at 1^. probably without issue. 

44. V. Winsor,* , rs. Shrewsbury. 



45. Ignatius,' d. at Phillipston, Nov. 5, 1814. He settled in VVor. as a 

carpenter, and in 1791 built the 2d Cong. chh. (Unitarian); m. May 
9, 1758, Elizabeth Goodwin of Reading, b. Dec. 28, 1735, d. Feb. 

17, 1817 at Phillipston, and had, 

I. Elizabeth,* May 31, 1759, d. about 1810, sine prole ; m. Jason 

Gleason. 
II. Pattv,* Jan. 20, 1761, m. Jona. Moore of Holden ; had no ch. 

46. 111. Jolui Rice,* Nov. 12, 1762, d. Dec. 15, 1812 ; m. Ruth Webb 

or Abbott. 

47. IV. James,* Dec. 24, 1764, d. whh small-pox Aug. 4, 1791 ; m. 

Azubah Fisk 1787, who m. 2d, Mr. Torrey, and removed, 
with her sons by 1st husband, to Maine. 
V. Molly,* Sep. 1, 1766, d. Fob. 13, '87. 
VI. William,* June 11, 1768, d. April 10, 1828. 
VII. Lydia, April 16, 1770. 

VIZI. Lucretia,* March 5, 1772, d. about 1854 at Jacksonville, III. ; in. 
Wm. Dodge of Holden; had 1. Jona. M.^ ; 2. Lucretia^: 
3. Aduline' ; 4. William.' 
IX. Ignatius,* Col., Aug. 5, 1774, d. 1841 ; in. Abigail Damon. 



Abel," s. in Shrews.; m. Keziah Johnson from Northboro\ who -i. 
1805, aged 56, and 2d, Elizabeth Foster from Berlin, and had, 
I. Abigail,^ Jan. 9, 1769. 
II. Palmer,* April 10, 1770. 

III. Lydia,* April 10, 1772, m. John Baker of Slirews. ; no ch. 

IV. Lucy,* Jan. 13, 1774, m. John Miller of Westminster. 

V. Patty,* March 11, 1777, d. at Hartford, Ct. ; m. Wm. Rice. 
VI. Zilpah,* March 11, 1780. 
VII. Palmer,4 Oct. 26, 1784. 
VIII. Violetv,* June 11, 1787, d. young. 
IX. Relief",* Jan. 16, 1789, m. Charles T. Fay, 1812. 

53. X. John,'' Esq., Dec. 22, 1791, rs. Wor., a man of genius, and emi- 

nently distinguished for inventions. He first introduced ilie 
manufacture of BrusseTs carpets at W., and has done morf. 
tlian any other man to promote woolen manufactures in N. E. 

54. Daniel,** s. upon the liomestead in W., prosecuted the business of a 

tanner, malster and shoemaker, held the offices of .selectman, town 
clerk and magistrate, had the command of a troop of cavalry under 
Gen. Lincoln, Jan. 22, 1787, to suppress the rebellion of Shays, 



84 



GOULDING. 



and, when hostilities were expected to begin between Great Britain 
and the U. S. in 1807, he volunteered with his company to march 
at the earliest warning. Records do not assign him anv family. 



'A'2. 55. Clark,* s. in Worcester, wf. Prudence Rice, b. April 9, 1776, m. 1795. 
d. April 13, 1849; had, 

I. Mary,* Oct. 23, 1795, d. 1837; m. '34, Art. Keves, r. Bovlston. 
■56. II. Lewis,* Aug. 18, 1797, d. May 8, 1847; m. '25, Lucy Adani«. 
r. ' lardiner. Me. 

III. Abigail,* June 21, 1799, m. 1823, Elisha Chaffin, r. Wor. 

IV. Harnet,* Feb. 22, 1801, m. '41, Ebenezer Dana, r. Wor. 

57. V. Henry,* Dec. 13, 1802, m. '29, Sarah Rice, rs. W. ; had 1. Sarah 

Rice,^ Jan. 1, 1830, m. Henry O. Clark, rs. W. ; 2. William 
Henry,^ May 23, 1833, rs. unm. at W., and transacts business 
in Boston as a merchant tailor ; 3. Sewall Foster,^ JuW 17, 
1836, d. June 3, '40. 

58. VI. Eli,* Aug. 12, 1804, m. Martha Alexander, '33, rs. \A'or. ; had 

1. Villeroii Augustus,' Dec. 26, 1834, d. March 20, '43. 

2. Henrietta Maria,' Oct. 2, 1836, m. Daniel Taft. 

3. Jane Catherine,' April 8, 1838. 

59. VII. Clark,* March 31, 1806, rs. unm. in Canada. 
VIII. Lucv,* Oct. 15, 1807, m. Jason Chapin, '44 : had, 

WiJliam H.' and Charles F.' both d. 

60. IX. Peter,5 March 30, 1810, m. Malinda Hubbard, rs. W. 

X. Emelia,* March 15, 1812, d. April 17, '12. 
XI. Frederic,* Dec. 12, 1813, d. Feb. 8, '14. 
XII. Hannah,* June 15, 1815, m. Hafford P. Dunham, '32. 
XIII. Fanny,* Aug. 2, 1816, m. Gardner Childs, '37. 

61. XIV. Frederic,* July 19, 1823, m. Calistia Perkins, '52. 



37. 62. John,^ s. in Hopkinton as a tanner 1814, J m. S. W. of Uie common, 
and by wf. Ruth Chamberlain liad, 
I. Sally,* , m. Aaron Smith, rs. H. 

63. II. James,* d. 1826, a. 33 yrs., m. Juletta Morse, dg. of Jos. of H. ; 

had 1. Adeha Elizabeth,' Nov. 3, 1816, m. Fred. W. Cobb 
rs. Boston; 2. Jos. Morse,' Aug. 20, 1821, rs. unm. Brighton 
III. Nancy,* a mute, , d. unm. 

64. IV. John,* , m. Nancy Eames. 

V. Aaron,' , d. unm. 

65. VI. Emery,* , m. Henrietta Hayden, rs. H. 

66. VII. Joseph,* (d), . m. Adaline Hildrith ; had Sarah. 

vni. Elmiry,* , m. Silas Myrick, rs. H. ; had Caroline A.' m. A, 

G. Greeley of Boston, has Anna M.^ 

IX. Caroline,* , m. Austin Howard, rs. H., has John' and 2 dgs." 

X. Charles,* (d). 



39. 67. 



Epliraim,* s. upon the honiestead, 2A m. N. N. E. of Grafton Centrej 
on the road to Boston, was a prominent citizen, often served aS 
selectman and moderator of town meetings ; m. Susanna Brifi^A|^| 
dg. of Wm. B. by wf. Sarah Prentis, dg. of Rev. Solomon P.li^R| 
She was b. Nov. 27, 1770, m. Mar. 6, '92, d. Sep. 9, 1850. They hadj 
J. Susan,* March 25, 1793, in. E/ekiel Brigham of (J. ; no ch. 



GOULDING. 85 

II. Sally,* Jan. 24, 1795, rs. iinm. in G. 
68. HI. John,* Jan. 19, 1797, grad. at Yale Coll. 18*21, M. I). 1824 ; m. 
Caroline Marsiiall, rs. as a physician at Stratford, Ct. ; 1ms 
\. John Marshall^ ; 'Z. Charles' Br ighavi^ \ 3. Emihf (d) ; 
4. Caroline Augusta.^ 

71. IV. Ephraim,* Feb. 25, 1799, and a dg. also Feb. 25, '99, d. June 

25, 1800. 

72. V. Ephraini,* July 11, 1801, rs,. a merchant at Millbury ; in. Eunice 

Dnnsmore, and 2d, Emily Carter ; had 1. Ephrahn Lorenzn^^ 
July 31, 1825, m. Henrietta M. Mitchell, rs. G., had Mary J.' 
Jan. 16, '56 ; 2. Edward Horatio," Nov. 16, '27, rs. Alton^ III.; 

3. Susan J5.* ; 4. Charles Henry," by 1st wf. ; 5. Emily," and 
6. George Arthur," by 2d wf. 

74. VI. Lucv,* b. and d. May 5, 1803. 

75. VII. Wilfiam,* Dec. 22, 1804, d. Feb. 22, 1841 at New York ; m. 

Adah Jewett, had William Onslow,'^ rs. 111. 

76. VIII. Solomon Edward,* Nov. 28, 1807, rs. at G. as depot master; 

m. Lucy Ann Nichols, who d. Sep. 2, '41, and 2d, Nancy P, 
Robinson, 1843, dg. of Dr. Erastus R. of Northbridge by wf. 
Martha R. Channing from Newport, R. I., and had 1. Ahhi/ 
Ann," Dec. 14, '38 ; 2. Walter Channing," April 17, '44. 
IX. Lucy Emily,5 b. also Nov. 28, 1807, m. HaWey J. Pratt, rs.G. ; 
had 1. Ann E." (d) ; 2. S. Maria" ; 3. Sheperd H." ; 4. Sarah 
G.fi; 5. Ann E.^ (d) ; 6. Charles T." ; 7. Ezekiel B.^ (d) ; 
8. Leicis B." 
78. X. Palmer,* Oct. 11, 1809, d. March 22, '49, r. G. a watchmaker; 
m. Fanny W. Maynard, and 2d, Ann Cutting, May 25, 1841 ; 
had 1. John C." (d), 2. Susan E.", 3. Francis P." by 1st wf. ; 

4. Fanny Ann," by 2d wf. 

M). XI. Charles,* Nov. 15, 1812, d. June 4, '47 at Mobile ; m. Emily 
Angelina Miles, had Charles Ephraim,^ rs. M. 



82. William,* s. at Wor., and after 1807 rm. to Pliillipston ; m. Nov. 18, 

1790, Lucretia Bigelow, b. March 26, 1767, d. Oct. 18, 1850, dg. 

of Dca. David B. of W., and had at VV. 

I. Lydia,* Oct. 22, 1791, m. James Baker of P. Nov. 28, 1814. 

83. II. William James,* Jan. 3, 1794, d. July 7, 1808. • 

III. Lucretia,* March 18, 1796, m. Apriri3, 1814, Thomas Brooks, 

and s. in Stamford, Vt. 

IV. Elizabeth,^ Jan. 26, 1798, m. May 16, 1822, Asa Morse, rs. 

Petersham. See my Memorial of the Morses, p. 67. 

84. v. Charles,* Nov. 3, 1799, m. March 15, 1821, Roxana Learned, 

and s. in Worcester. 

85. VI. Loren,* Feb. 1, 1802, m. Jan. 8, 1829, Sophia Earl, b. Nov. 5, 

1802, rs. Oswego, N. Y. ; had 1. Harriet Sophia," Aug. 31, 
1830, d. Dec. 8, '33 ; 2. Loren Earl," Mav 11, '33 ; 3. Eliza 
Witt," Aug. 18, '36, d. June 29, '39 ; 4. 'Wm. Sumner," Sep. 
24, '38 ; 5. Ellen Sophia," Sep. 22, '40 ; 6. Fersis Maria," 
June 12, '44. 

86. VII. Pliney,* Aug. 25, 1803, m. July 22, 1830, Catherine Fox, s. in 

Plainfield, N. Y. as a physician, d. Sep. 8, '36 ; had 1. Dacid 



86 GOULDIiN'G. 

F.^ Aug. 2-2, 1831, d. June 27, '55; 2. Franklin,^ Oct. 22, 
'33, cl. Oct. 10, '36 ; 3. Lucretia,^ Nov. 21, '35, d. July 2K. '53. 
viii. Fraiiklin,* Oct. 5, 1805, d. Dec. 15, 1806. 

87. IX. Franklin," Nov. 5, 1807, d. Feb. 9, 1832. 

X. Nancy Bigelow," Aug. 22, 1809; m. June 10, 1835, Wm. Hinds, 
who d. July 15, '35, and 2d, Lewis P. Howe, r. Orange. 

88. XI. William James,* Dr., Sep. 15, 1811, d. Nov. 22, 1841, at New 

Orleans. He s. in Oswego, N. A'., where he contracted a 
consumption, and in 1838 rm. to Little Rock., Ark., where a 
paper gave him the following character : " His whole conduct 
anfl conversation with us was such as to leave an impression 
of his uncommon worth." As a man, he possessed all the 
ennobling traits of our nature, with but few of its frailties ; as 
a physician, he was an ornament to his profession ; as a 
(christian, he was sincerely pious, humble and devout. Al- 
though for many years he was the subject of deep bodily 
sufiering, yet he was always cheerful and affable. The' 
storms of life, which lower so fearfully over the prospects of 
many, and which agitate so deeply the feelings of multitudes, 
were all sanctified to him. With high aims he lived, and with 
dignified Christian composure he died. '-The memory of the 
just is blessed." 



36. n9. Jonah,' s. in \\'ard ; m. ; 2d, Wid. Sarah Leland ; had, 

90. I. Joseph,* m. Sally Dalrymple, and had 1. Alinira,^ who m. E/ra 

Sibley, and 2d, Samuel Farnsworth, Pros, of Millbury Baid< : 
2. Sarah'^ ; 3. Grace^ ; 4. Joseph Valoriis.^ 

II. Polly,* m. Dunbar; iii. Relief,* m. Henshaw ; iv. 

Sally,* m. Samuel Warren of A., had Rev. Jonah Warren.^ 

50. 92. Ignatius,* Col., r. a merchant at Leicester and Holdcn, and d. at Phil- 
lipston. When that political monster, the Gerrymander, appeared 
upon the map of Massachusetts, he, hoping to stop the increase by 
contemptuously blotting out the name of the reputed father, rallied 
his townsmen to vote in town meeting, where he served as moder- 
ator, to petition for the change of Gerry to Phillipston, which was 
done and granted. He d. July 15, 1841, at P. ; m. xVbigail Damon, 
* I). June 2, 1783, m. 1801, S. May 22, 1838, dg. of Capt. Samuel 

D. of Holden, and 2d, Harriet (Sawyer) Bush ; had, 
I. .lason,* Oct. 26, 1801 ; m. March' 14, '25, Agnes Smith, b. Feb. 
10, 1826, d. March 3, '26, dg. of Dr. John S. of Rut., and 
2d, Nov. 2, 1829, Cynthia Knowlton, dg. of Dr. Joseph K. of 
P., who d. Jan. 23, '45, and 3d, [larriet (Bowker) Knowlton, 
March 2, '46, dg. of Josiah B. He represented P. in Gen. 
Court, and in the last t'onvention to amend the State Constitu- 
lion; had 1. Frederick,'' Feb. 10, 1826, d. .Alareh 3, 1826: 
2. Ai^nea .S." Aug. 7, 1830, l)v 2d wf. : 3. Ci/iilhid K.' Nov. 
16, '33; 4. Abigail C. 1).^ Au<r. 18, '35; h.' Jason 1).' Apnl 
30, '51 ; 6. lirnafins " Nov. 1, '54, d. Nov. 9, '54 ; 7. 
I.' D.c. 18. '55. 

NoTi.. — Td be continued, as others ri'port their families. 



t 



BRIGHAM. 



Brigham is a Saxon word, compounded of Brif^g, bridge, and hat/i, house. It 
(vas originally the name of a manor, now called the parish of Brigham, in the 
:oi.Mity of Cumberland, adjoining Scotland, to which kingdom it has at times 
belonged. It lies on the south side of the river Derwent, here crossed by a mag- 
fiificent bridge, and revealing on the opposite bank the trace of a Roman fortress, 
[t is quite extensive. It embraces four townships, several chapclries, and the 
l)orough of Cockermouth, wiiich formerly sent two members to Parliament. It 
is bounded by a chain of small lakes, and tiie rivers Maron and Derwent, and is 
intersected by the Cocker, requiring so many bridges, and giving so many brig- 
lams, as might have suggested and rendered appropriate the name. The old 
Parish Cliurch, an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Bridget, is yet standing on 
he bank of the river, half a mile out of town. The living is a discharged 
/icarage, rated in the king's books at i^20, and in the gift of the Earl of 
Lonesdale. 

The Barony, including Brigham, is noio called by the English "the honor of 
pockermouth." But in the reign of Edward II, mention is made of the "Barony 
It Brigham"; and, while under the jurisdiction of Scotland, it was in the acts 
f her Parliament styled the lordship of Brigham, and as late as 1G72 included 
n her "sherrefdome of Berwick." 

Brigham is an object of interest to the antiquarian. Soon after the Norman 
onquest it was assigned by Wm. de Meschines to Waldeof, the son of Gospat- 
ick, the Earl of Northumberland. Waldeof, as it is believed, built here a stu- 
lendous castle, which became the Baronial seat of his successors, the lords of 
VIerdale. Here as feudal kings they must have reigned for generations, main- 
lining in splendor a school and theatre of chivalry; dealing continually in 
he trade of war; subject to no prince except as circumstances impelled; and 
umored and courted for a makeweight by the sovereigns of rival kingdoms, 
^nd, could the walls of the old castle speak, what royal embassies and visits, 
^hat splendid tournaments, what thrilling events and scenes of horror might 
hey not relate ? This fortress was one of the strongest upon the island. It 
3 supposed to have been constructed of the materials of the old Roman fortress, 
rought over the Derwent. It was in such repair in 1648 that it was garrisoned 
3r the royal cause, and stood a month's siege before it was reduced and disman- 
ed ; and it is not yet in total ruins. The only parts, however, of " the wonder- 
j] structure now inhabitable are the gate house and two rooms adjoining, and 
le court room. On each side of the entrance gateway is a dungeon capable of 
ontaining 50 prisoners." 

This castle, with the manor, descended from Waldeof to Fitz Duncan, nephew 
■) Malcom, king of Scotland, and his co-heiresses, one of whom married into 
le family of Albemarle and the other into that of Lucy, shared it in moieties. 
)n the death of Wm. de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle, and his countess, Isabel, 
'ilhout issue, their moiety of the castle and honor lapsed to the crown, and was 

Rd upon Piers Gavestone, in whose possession it continued for sometime ; 
1323, it was granted by Edward II to Anthony, Lord Lucy, proprietor of 
r moiety by inheritance. After his death in 1369, Maud, his sister and 
eiress, settled the castle and honor of Cockermouth on her second husband, 
ercy, Earl of Northumberland. They next passed lo Charles Seymour, Duke 

n 



88 BKIGHAM. 

of Somerset, by marriage with the only daughter of Joceline, the last Earl of 
N(jitliiimberlai:d ; ;ukI, ultiiiuucly, in like manner came into the posscssiun of 
the Earls of Egremont, the prcscait Earl being lord paramount oi' the honor. 
He is of the family of Wyndham, and the honor of Cockermouth confers on 
him the title of Baron. To him belong the court leot and the court of dismis- 
sions, held at Cockermouth, for the copyhold tenants of Brigham. [Lewis's Top. 
and His. Die. of Eng'd, p. 232.] 

About one century after the conquest the English nobility began to assume lower 
or sir names. The first bishop willi two names appeared in 1107, and the last 
with only one name in 1322. Noblemen took their names from their estates. 
Hence it is inferred, that during this interval, some successor of Waldeof assumed 
the name of Brigham. For, the name evidently originated with a noble family, 
and in t. e north of England, where its geographical centre first was; and has 
apparently remained. There, and in the south of Scotland and north of Ireland, 
it is still common, while the Directory of London reports it but once. The 
locality, rank, and antiquity of the family are obvious. Berry gives the following 
arms, the simplicity of which proves their antiquity : — 

Brigham — Az. a chev. betw. three lions, rampant, or. 

Brigham — (Yorkshire) Ar. a saltier, engr. vert. 

Brigham — (York) Sa. a fleur-de-lis within an orle of martlets sa. 

Brigham — (Yorkshire) Ar. a fleur-de-lis between eight martlets in orle sa. 
Crest, a boar's head bendways, couped sa. 

The following marriages of noble blood are given by Burke. " Thos. Brigham, 
of Brigham, married Joan, daughter of Thos. Roadston, a descendant of Sir 
John, lord of the manor of Playton, in the days of king John. 

George Brigham, of Brigham, about the time of Henry MI, married thej 
daughter of Thos. Grimston, Esq. Kt. and Judge in 1444. | 

John Brigham, Esq., of VVyton, in 1669, married Mary, daughter of Thos. 
Meynell, of N. Kilvington," &c. 

Nicholas Brigham, a poet, historian and chronicler, born at Caversham, i 
mentioned by Wood in his Athe. Oxoni. as having "received an academical edu 
cation at Oxford University, in the time of Henry VllL, and as having, in ad 
miration of the works of Chaucer and respect for his memory, removed his 
bones, in 1556, to St. Peter's Church, Westminster, and erected a comely monu- 
ment over tliem with Chaucer's effigies and an epitaph." " Several other Brig- 
hams without Christian names before them," had, in his time, studied at the 
same University. 

All these must have been of noble families. ; 

No longer after the adoption of sir-names than 1405, Rheimer mentions al 
Thomas Brigham, who had probably been conccrnctl with the Earl of Northum- 
b(M-land in a revolt, as one wliom the king of England would not admit to the oath 
of allegiance. And in the acts of the Scotch Parliament for ll'/i), "Johannes de 
Bridgeamo" is referred to, but in what relation it might puzzle Sir \\'alter Scott 
to determine. J 

No otiier locality in (ireat Britain is of sufficient importance and antiquity to* 
have conferred this family name. There is a rural district of about two square 
miles in Yorkshire, called the township of Brigham, which 200 years ago con- 
tained one gentleman and 103 inhabitants; an estate probably granted with 
kniiihthood to some member of the renowneil family from whom it took its i 






* Since type lor ilic ;(l>ov(> was set 1 tisivo found, in Wood's Atlicnii.' Oxonionsis, nicnB^rof 
TlioMias nii;;li!Un, who " liiul ilcsci'ndcil IVoni tliosi- of l?iit;:lKini in Yorkshire," and wlio "liad 
lan(l.-> of inheritance at Caversham, ( )x('ordshire, wlu're he died Kd. VI." Tlic seat yl' liis 
fumily. ill 1728, continued at (""auon alias Cane End, Caversham, wliere it may still remain. 



i!Ki(iHA:si. 89 

In Norfolk county is the parish of Rridgham, the orthography of which inrlicnlcs 
an English origin more nKxIcrn tlian the family name, ami pcrliaps loo modtrn 
to have snpplied an other family, since there are no Briilgliains reported in the 
London Directory. 

From the manor of Brigham, and the lords of Allerdale, have no donht sprung 
the name and blood of the New England Brighams. Conrteous and honorahle, 
trnlhful and just let tliem then forever he, or al)andoM the name. It is scandalous 
to degenerate. For the high standard of the English gentry can be maintained 
by republicans, and improved by the help of religion. This knew Thos. Brig- 
ham, and he came to America, to show it and set the example. One tradition, 
contradicted by another, dechires that he was from Scotland, to which the original 
seat of the name then belonged. He had a bound servant from that kingdom, 
who probably arrived ten or fifteen years after him, and he might have been 
from the ohl castle, yet he was quite as probably from Caversham, or from 
Yorkshire, where Sir Richard Saltonstall had belonged, under whose patronage, 
if not Nicholas Danforth''s, he not improbably came.* 

The following is the first and only mention of him obtained from England. 
'Thomas Brigham aged 32 years embarkeij at London for New Eng'' Apl. 18, 
1635, in the ship Susan & Ellyn, Edward Payne Master." It is not as>"ertained 
;hat any other of the name ever embarked for this country. There was a .Tolin 
'Brigan," (Brigham) who owned land in V\'atertown in 1642, who might have 
jeen his brother, for he named a son John, but nottiing fiu'ther is reported of him. 

There was also a Sebastian Brigham, who, in 1638, boufrht a lot for a house 
md garden between Crooked and Long streets in Cambridge, but I find no 
'urther trace of him. No other early or later emigrant of this name, save 
Fhomas, appears to have left issue in New England, and only two others, both 
Torn England and still living, are ascertained to have settled in other states. 

Thos. Brigham's name first appears on our records at Watertown. Here, in 
1637, he was the proprietor of a fourteen acre lot, "bought of .John Dogget & 
)ounded W. by the homestall of Sir Richard Saltonstall, S. by Charles River & 
^. by Cambridge former line, being on that -trip which was taken from Water- 
own in 1754 and annexed to Cambridge. He settled hard by, and built his house 
n Cambridge, on a lot of 3^ acres, which had been assigned him by the towns- 
incn in 1638. This lot was bounded N. E. by the road from Cambridge to 
yVatertown, S. E. by Joseph Isaac, S. W. by Symon Crosby ,f and N. W. by the 
highway to Windmill Hill, by which it was separated from Watertown line and 
^is lot in do. It was about two thirds of a mile W. of the site of Harvard Uni- 
fersity, and in 1642 contained a dwelling-house and outhouses, and was then 
mentioned as situated at the W. end of C. His lot in Watertown abutted upon 
''harles River at the most northern curve of the stream, contained the first high 
ank above the site of Fort Washington, and offered the first facility on the N. 
pde for a wharf. Here, according to reliable tradition, a wharf was very early 
uilt, and no doubt a depot to accommodate the inhabitants of \\'atertown and ot 
ther towns, if not of Cambridge, which hail nu wharf as late as IG50. Did not 
'hos. Brigham erect these, and was he not a comn)ission merchant? Windmill 

* While this has been standing: in type awaitint; returns from Kn;^laji(l, my correspondent, 
[. G. Somcrtiy, Esq., writes that "he has visited Caversliam and searelied liic re^risters of t)ap- 

Rarriaj^es and t^urials from their earliest (hue in 1597 to 1G40, and found of tlie name 
I entr) , viz., Elizabeth, daujjjhter of Thomas Bri>:ham,l)aplized Feb. 7, 162.5-6," ad<ling, 
uently the ancestors of the emi^rrant were not of Cavtirsliam." No answers have yet 
eivcd from Cumberland County, or Yorkshire. 

t Symon Crosby was one of 17 men with whom Thomas Brigham embarked in England, 
f these aboat equal proportions settUd in Watertown and Cambridge. 



90 BRIGHAM. 

Hill must have been upon his Watertown lot and near the wliarf. Had he not 
also built a mill thereon prior to 1638, when the townsmen assigned the land ad- 
jacent to him on the S. E. and reserved a highway on the town line to this hill, 
which would also have secured access to the wharf? 

Thos. Biighatn settled at the very place which Gov, Winthrop and assistants, 
after repeated meetings and consultations, agreed, Dec. 21, 1630, was a " fil place 
forafortihed town" and the capital of the Colony. Here, Dudley, jSicholas 
Danforth, and other chief men built their houses, and the General Court held 
their first sessions ; and here Thos. Brigliam resided until 1648. [laving been 
admitted to the freeman's oath he, in 1639, was chosen a member of the board 
of townsmen, who exercised supreme aulhority in municipal matters and had tlio 
distribution of the public lands. In 1639, he was appointed with Thos. Parish to 
see that the owners of the fence around W. field renioved it and set it up between 
Cambridge and Watertown. He served as townsman alias selectman the next 
year, and also in 1642 and '47, and as constable in 1639 and '42. Plis election 
to these offices, considering the character of the citizens and the standing of his' 
associates, was a higher endorsement of his standing and responsibility than the 
same offices could have conferred any where else in the Colony ; and they imply 
much in support of his character and consideration in the country from whence the 
planters came. While he continued his residence in town he took a leading part 
in the management of all municipal interests. He was the proprietor of cattle and 
many swine. In 1647, when the town contained 90 houses, 135 ratable citizens, 
and had been settled 17 years, he owned nearly one third of all the swine. This 
further indicates that he liad a mill on the toll of which they were fed. His herd 
occasioned him much trouble. He was repeatedly fined for delinquency in the 
observance of the law relative to them ; yet the selectmen, in their order for col- 
lecting fines of " brother Brigham," abated, unasked for aught that appears, one 
third of the amount. But a citizen who had to be often fined would not answer; 
for a townsman, and he was set aside while the fining continued. The records^ 
are sign.ficant, and if the inference from them is just, then he was the first Brig-i 
ham in this country who was ever put out of office for hogs; and as he did not 
owe his re-election to any resemblance of them, his example is worth recording, 
since bristles have become a recommendation of candidates. 

The townsmen of Cambridge, acting upon the principle that where much ha( 
been received the more must be given, divided her common lands to settlers aC' 
cording to their estates. By this rule Thos. Brigham drew more than quadruple 
the amount of most others. In the last and principal division, he, out of Ha 
assignees, received 180 acres, the 13th largest share, while others were guilty ol 
such poverty they had only a few acres. Besides his house lot of 3i acres 
in town, he received at the same time 8 acres on the " S. side of the water,' 
[Brighton,] and, in 1645, 10 acres more in the same part of the town, and 1 
acre on Charlestown line. In 1646 and '47 he received 10 acres for wood lots 
probably in W. Cambridge ; and, in 1652, 180 acres in Shawshine, [Billerica.' 
In 1648 there was laid out to him 72 acres "on the rocks" ujion Charlestowi 
line; and 17 (3) 1648 he bought of Wm. IlamU't 10 acres in Fresh Pond mea 
dow, (in the N, W. side of the great swamp. Of tlii'se he took immediate po8 
session and built upon the former. By tlu; help of Peter B. Brigham, Esq., o 
Boston, the rocks have been found and the placf! of his last habitation identified 
It is now m Somnrvillo, aboiu one third of a mile S. of Tufts (.\)llege nncL|iJkfi( 
rods E. of Cambridge Poor House, on the S. W. side of an uplift of clay Tnata 
aboiU 70 feot in height overlooking Fresh Pond \)s m. at the south. A few rod* 
S. W. of this there is another u|)lift of the same formation and of about the same 
size and altitude, but the rock does not, as in the former, crop out, yet it was 



HRIGHAM. 91 

doubtless one of "the rocks" which coiisiitutcd a well known ancient landmark. 
For Thos. Dantorth, as if connected with Thos. Brigiiani, inmiedialely ufier the 
above assignment, purchased of Nicliolas W'vtii, 48 acres "upon the Rocks near 
Alewive meadow liaving Thos. Brigham on the North." This lot must have in- 
cluded the site of the poor house, and probably the S. W. rock, and by its boun- 
daries it contributes to the identification of Brigham's location, which had been 
ascertained from other evidence. His tract, for a farm, had advantages unsur- 
passed at the time by any in the town and perhaps in tlie Colony, and he had not 
im|)rohably made ^ure uf it years before it was formally assigned. The alhjt- 
inent to him of one acre on Charlestown line li years l)cfore, might have referred 
to tlie future assignment of this for a farm. The contour of the land arotuid the 
site which he selected for his house sheltered him coni|ile!cly against storms from 
the X. E., N., and N. W. The rock, cropping out a few feet distant ami diviiled 
by plains of cleavage and stratification, yielded at the stroke of the iron bar in 
whatever width or thickness was needed, and, when slid down to a new resting 
place, resisted both heat and frost. It furnished a lookout, with a convenient 
flight for discovering and giving signals of danger or business; before his door 
lay an alluvial plain of a deep sandy loam, without boulders or sulj)huret of iron, 
skirted by a perennial stream of pure spring water to attract his sloek. Beyond 
spread his Fresh Pond meadow, t/ien prolific of nutritious and exuberant grasses, 
and at a short distance was the meat tub of Alewive River. Sea fowl must have 
called on him oftener than his wants, and jjigeons never could have passed with- 
out roosting upon his rocks for him to bring down a shower for his table and 
I neighbors. Interior settlements had secured him against surprise from Indians ; 
I or, if not, his watch tower was a tower of defence that they would never assail, 
i Here lived Thos. Brigham, contented with his portion of good things, with which 
I the millionaire is not. Here he read his Bible and communed with his Redeem- 
I er. Here he interceded for his race, completed his victory and left for his cor- 
I onation. Hallowed be the place; hallowed his memory! Here let his children 
I assemble to praise and pray, know and be known ; and build up a friendship 
strong and enduring as " the rocks," 

Thos. Brigham's last place of worship must have been Medford and in her 
ancient graveyard no doubt repose his ashes, awaiting a monument worthy of his 
descendants. 

In his latter years he seems not to have increased in wealth but the reverse. 
The reasons arc unknown.* He had probably embarked in new business in 
which he was less skilful than in his former. He left his estate evidently 
involved, so much so that his home farm, except the house and 4 acres, and most 
of his other lands and agricultural implements had to be sold. Yet he left an 
estate ; for, after the final settlement, there remained his lot abutting on Charles 
River valued at .£40 ; upland and meadow in the hither end of VVatertown val- 
ued at c£60 ; and 10 acres in Rockie Meadow valued at £lb; and a home lot 
of 4 acres with house and barn estimated at £10. He left, for his time, a spa- 
cious house. It consisted of a hall, parlor, kitchen, and two chambers ; all, at 
his death, in 1653, completely furnished, and amply stored with necessary pro- 
visions. The inventory of his estate was |)eculiar. In the settlement of other 
estates prior to that time, it would be difficult to find one of more personal prop- 
erty, including so many articles of luxury. Silver spoons, and other utensils of 
■jlver, "join chairs," and "join stools," cushions, pieces, damask cloth, livery table, 
^Rre flock and four feather beds, are enumerated; and his wardrobe, for the age, 

* The erection of a grist-mill on Charles Biver probably ruined his windmill. 



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BRIGH.VM. 



was that of a New England gentleman. He had two bound " servants, 5 horses, ! 
14 sheep and ten cattle," and his inventory footed up <£449 4. 9., a liandsome 
estate for his time, and if adjusted to the then current prices of labor and grain, 
com[)ared with the present, the amount was about $8,000 in pur present cur- 
rency. This sum, reckoned at six per cent, compound interest, would now 
amount to over $1,000,000,000. The property which he left was not squandered ; ! 
and when the good habits of his descendants are considered, and the advanta- ! 
geous investments they have been continually making with the inheritance, have ^ 
they not enjoyed, do they not now enjoy, a vastly greater amount of the good i 
things of the world in consequence of the legacies of their ancestor? As a 
race they have ever been in good circumstances. I have found but one ever 
supported by the town, and he, not until losing a good estate by continental 
money, and attaining the age of almost 90 years. But, however these statements 
may be criticised, he was in other and better things their benefactor. Prior to | 
1637, he had become a member of the church, and was that year admitted to I 
the freeman's oath : and every thing indicates that he was truthful and sincere 1 
in his vows, and faithful in their observance ; that he secured and enjoyed the ' 
confidence and love of the first and best of men, and co-operated with them to ' 
plant the seed and cherish the germ of our national freedom and greatness ; \ 
and that by his prayers he laid up a Heavenly inheritance for his race, of which 
many have taken possession to their eternal joy. Can any be so blind to the 
value, and so ungrateful as to decline their portion ? God forbid. j 

( 

COPY OF HIS WILL. 1 

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Brigham of Cambridge being at this ] 
pnt writeing weake in body, and not knowing how the Lord will dispose of me, | 
wliether for life or death, and haveing yet through the mercy of God, a good | 
memory, and sound understanding do hereby ordeine and make this my last 
Will & Testiment, my poare Soul which I beleive is Imortall, &. shall live when 
my body is dissolved to dust, I do desire by faith humbly to comitt & leave it in 
ye A^mes of the everlasting mercies of God the father in his deare and Eternal 
Sonne Jesus Christ wh.o when I was altogether full of Enmity against him, and 
a miserable undone child of wrath did then send his spirit in his holy word, 
accompanied w'i' the irresistable power of his ow° blessed spiritt to make known 
& apply the exceding and abundant Riches of his grace to my sovd, by w^' favth 
I have desired to live, &. do now desire to dy, and go to that Lord Jesus who hath 
Loved me to the Death that I a poare sinn'" might live, my body to comitt to the 
earth to be decently buried at the discrecon of my Executrix, — And as for my 
children & outward blessings, wch the Lord hath bin pleased of his goodnes to 
bicsse me w'' all &. for a time to make me Steward of my will is that they be 
thus disposed of as followeth, vi/,t. my just debts being first sattisfyed, my will 
is that my loveing wife shall have to lier owne vse one third |>art of my estate 
according to the Law of the Country, and to my oldest Sonne Tho : I give one i 
third pt of the remainder of my estate, & the rest of my estate to be equally 
divided between my other 4 : children Jn° & .Mary & Hannah & Samuel my 
will is that my wife shall have the vse of my whole estate dnreiug her widow 
hood, for the "Educacon and bringing up" of my children and in case the Lord 
shall provide for my wife by mariage, it shall then be at the Will discrecon oL 
the overseers of this my last Will and testament, whether my children with thei* 
portions, shall C(jntinue with her or not ami as they sec meet to dispose of them 
and their portions for their Educucou 6i. bringing up. I do appoynt my wife to 



BRIGHAM. 93 

be sole Executrix of this my last will & x x Testament and do also desire my 
lovcing Bielluen Tho. Daiiforth Jn" Ci)uper Tlio : Fox Jii° Hastings & William 
Towne to be overseers of tliis my last will & testament 6i in witness hereof I do 
hereunto putt my seale this 17"' of the 10"' mo 1654, l(j5:{, 

Read &. signed in the Tho: Brigham 

presence of J"° Cooper his marke & a^seale* 

J"° Hastings 

Tho: Danforth Proved 3^ 8m 1654, 

Recorded 25-11-1654, Mid. Prob., L. V., p. 41 and 43-7. 

This will, written, no doubt, by Thos. Danforth, tlie son of Nicholas, deceased, 
and subsequently Dcp. Governor, departs from the more general and common forms 
then in use, to describe the religious experience and views of a dymg saint, that 
he might leave a legacy of instruction, infinitely more valuable than his bequests. 
By this, though dead, he yet speaks, and may all who read learn like him their 
own character and dependence, and prepare for the same glorious reward. 

His will, and the history of the settlement of his estate, may indicate some- 
thing of his family and social position, and perhaps aid in ascertaining his trans- 
adantic history, and in finding the link that will connect him with the founder of 
the name : for some whom he appointed as overseers were probably from his 
native place. The distinguished Wm. Brattle, of Boston, assisted his executrix 
like a brother-in-law, and Gov. Danforth accepted the appointment of overseer 
and trustee, and acted as such while he lived ; and left it to his own executor to 
complete a settlement with the heirs of the testator, fifty years after his death. 
Was Gov. Danforth his nephew or cousin.^ or was it in this instance a righteous 
man's reward, that his widow and fatherless found such favor rt 

Thos. Brigham m., about 1637, !\Iercy Hurd, a lady 10 or 15 years his junior, 
of whom tradition has brought down a high character, alleging that she and her 
^sister, who m. U'm.? Cutler, were so tantalized in England for their nun-conform- 
iity, that they resolved on seeking their liberty and fortunes in New England, and 
arrived unattended by husbands or lovers. The tradition is direct, and probably 
reliable. Success rewarded the enterprise. They were in as quick demand as 
unmarried teachers at the West ; and if the number of worthy husbands whom a 
lady marries is the measure of her worth, then Madam Brigham was a most 
worthy and attractive woman, for she m. no less than three, viz: Thos. Brigham, 
who d. 18 (10) 1653, and, 2d, March 1, 1655, Edmund Rice, afterwards of Marl- 
borough, bv whom she had two daughters. He d. 1663, and she m., 3d, Wm. 
Hunt, of M. in 1664, who d. 1667. She d. Dec. 23, 1693, after a third widow- 
hood of 26 years. During this period she saw two blootly Indian wars. Durino^ 
the first, >hirl borough was burnt, and she, with one of her sons, is believed to have 
retreated to their former home, on the rocks in Cambridge, while her other sons 
went in pursuit of the enemy. | 

*He was, doubtless, too "weak in t)0(lv " to sutiscribe his name, and therefore signed with a 
I mark, like many a good scribe in his condition. He died the next day. 

t Gov. Danforth was from Framlingham, Norfolk Co., England, where his father, Nicholas 
D., was saitl to have owned a manor, whicli.he sold to avoid being knighted. 

H* Formerly, emigrants to a new country did not, as now, sell out, but retained their former 
places for a retreat. If the old practice were revived, half who now take their all to a paradise 
in the West, would be back again. I say this, after a sojourn tiicre of -20 years, in tlic c.verciso 
of a profession which gave the best opportunity to judge, and in order to waru ihe BrigbaiuB 

^gainst unnecessary emigrations. 



94 BRIGHAM. 

Thomas' and Mercy (Hurd) Brigham had, 

I. Mary,* b. prob. in Watertown, mentioned only in her father's will.* 

II. Thomas,* b. 1640-1, d. Nov. 25, 1717, aged "76 yrs." See Chap. 1. 

III. John,' b. Mar. 9, 1644-5, d. Sept. 16, 1728, aged 84 years. See Chap. II. 

IV. Hannah,* b. Mar. 9, 1649-50, m. Samuel Wells, of Hassenburg, Ct. 

V. Samuel,* b. 12 (11) 1652, d. July 24, 1713, " ag* 59 y"." See Chap. III. 

* The character and state of the records of Cambridge render it almost certain that every 
birth, durin<r 16.'i4-54, was entered, and tliat the entire list lias been preserved. The non-occur- 
rence of the i)irth of Mary and Thomas indicates that they were born elsewhere ; and probably 
on their father's lot in Watertown, before he had time to denude his new lot in Caml)rid<re and 
build upon it, or move his hou^e over the line. If so they must have been excluded from the 
births in Cainl)ridge, wiiile their father, already admitted a proprietor of Canil)ridge, engaged in 
building within her lines, and '•'^siding conveniently near her centre, might have been elected 
one of her townsmen. 



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CHAPT. I. 

Thomas Brigham,* 2d, on the marriage of his mother to Edmund Rice, 
seems with his brothers and sister to have continued with her. On 
attaining his majority he purchased of his father-in-law for .£30 a 
town right in Marlboro' " of 24 acres, witli the frame of a dwelling 
house thereon, with all the privileges of the town commons and further 
addition of allotments to be made thereto." And, Aug. 28, 1665, 
having completed payment for the same, he received a deed from 
the executors of Rice. This was a most fortunate purchase. It has 
advantageously affected the circumstances of thousands of his de- 
scendants to this day : For it constituted him an extensive proprietor 
of the lands of what are now four townships, mostly of the altered 
mica and hornblend slate formations, the richest of extent in Mass. 
on which agriculture can be profitably pursued. In 1686 lie was one 
of a company to purchase 6,000 acres of the Indians situated near 
Marlb., and afterwards " annexed to her." This further enlarged his 
claim to wild lands, and, as fast as he and his sons increased in ability 
to occupy them, they drew lots, and mostly in the S. W. part of what 
is now Marlboro', and in those portions of Northboro' and Westboro' 
which are contiguous. 

He settled in the S. W. part of the town, on what is now called the 
Warren Brigham farm, on the south road to Northboro'. He drew 
63 acres at one division, 39 of which was on the side of Crane Hill, 
on a path from his house to Crane Ordinary. The house which he 
built after Philip's war, and which was subsequently used as a garri- 
son, is yet standing ; and even the chair in which he expired is in the 
neighborhood, in the possession of one of his descendants, Mrs. Lewis 
Ames. He was probably one of the principal citizens of the town, 
but in what capacities he served her or the church cannot be ascer- 
tained, owing to the loss of records. He made his will April 17, 
1716, which was proved Jan. 2, 1717. In this he gave to David and 
Gershom all his lands situated on the W. side of Assabet River [S. 
branch] and other lands near them ; and to Nathan and Jona. in equal 
shares all that part of the Eaton Farm on the E. side of this stream. 
To EInathan, whom he had previously settled on a part of this Farm, 
he gave more land, and made Nathan, Jonathan and Gershom his 
executors. To each son he had probably before conveyed tracts for 
farms on which they had long been settled ; and he must have been 
an extensive land owner. How many farms, mineralogically the 
richest in New England, have long been inherited from him! He 
had 5 sons, and his two brothers had 9, of whom 8 lived to have fam- 
ilies in the same community; and yet four times the number of his 
descendants have been traced. To what is this attributable, except 
to his inheriting the largest portion of their father's estate, and seizing 
lands on a narrow strip of mica slate ? Samuel secured lands partly 
upon it, and his seed remains. John for himself and sons went down 
entirely off of it, and who can report his race ? If they ever turn up 
in a series of generations, in one place, it will probably be where 
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96 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

they have ascended to the formation which their fathers left, or to a 
newer one. 

Thomas^ m. Mary Rice, b. Sept. 19, 1646, dau. of Henry and 
Elizabeth (Moore) Rice, and gr.-dau. of Edmund R. of Sud. and 
Marlboro', and 30 (5) 1695, he ni. 2d, Susanna (Shattuck) Morse of 
Watertown, and had, 

I. Thomas,'' b. Feb. 24, 1666, and no further reported. 
II. Nathan,=' June 17, 1671, " d. Feb. 16, 1746-7, aged 75 ys. 8 ms." 
III. David,' Aug. 11, 1673, died young. 

Jonathan,'' Feb. 22, 1674, m.'Mary Fay. 

David,'' April 12, 1678, d. June 26, 1750, m. Deborah , and 

2d, Mary Newton. 
Gershom," Doct., Feb. 23, 1680, d. Jan. 3, 1748-9. 
Elnathan," March 7, 1683, d. April 10, 1758; m. Bethiah Ward. 
Mary," Oct, 26, 1687, m. 30(4) 1710, Jonas Houghton of Lancaster. 





2. 


I. 


10. 


3. 


II. 




4. 


III. 


17. 


5. 


IV. 


26. 


6. 


V. 


35. 


7. 


VI. 


41. 


8. 


VII. 




9. 


VIII. 



50. 


11. 


59. 


12. 




13. 




14. 




144 




15. 


67. 


16. 



10. Nathan,' Capt. and weaver, settled on a part of the homestead, inherit- 
ed the town-right of his father, and drew shares of the public land in 
this right. He was promoted to many town offices, and served 
Marlboro' 7 years as selectman, and for the last time in 1738. April 
5, 1733, he made his will, giving his son Thomas 100 acres where 
he then resided, a house, 6 acres of meadow in Marl., and 70 acres, 
in Sutton, also a 16 acre town-right, originally John Rodiak, jun's. 
He gave his wid. Mehetabel .£20 for a mourning suit ; and Ephraim, 
who had the homestead, was to support her and pay her funeral ex- 
penses. March 26, 1746-7 the heirs signed an agreement dividing 
his estate. He m. Elizabeth How, who d. March 29, 1733, aged 
69, minus 4 days, found d. kneeling by a chair in her house ; and 
2d, Mehetabel Pake.? and had, 

I. Nathan,'' Lt., Nov. 28, 1693, d. Sept. 15, 1784, m. Dinah Rice 
II. Thomas," Feb. 22, 1695, d. May 25, 1765, m. Sarah Strattan. 

III. Tubitha," Aug. 20, 1698, d. unm., Feb. 6, 1730-1. 

IV. Elizabeth,* Jan. 4, 1699-1700, m. John Stow, April 25, 1722. 
V. Sarah,* Dec. 14, 1701, probably m. Uriah Hagar. 

. VI. Zip])orah,* Sept. 14, 1704, m. John Warren. 
VII. Hannah,'' March 9, 1706, m. .Tabez Rice, 
viii. Ephaim," Lt., Jan. 20, 1707-8, m. Hannah Willard. 



5. 17. Jonathan,' settled on a part of the homestead in Marl, where he was] 
tvthingman, 1704; constable, 1714; moderator, 1715, and selectman^ 
17 J 9, '22, '32. He m. March 26, 1696, Mary Fav, dau. of Joht 
and Mary F., b. 1675, d. Nov. 9, 1751 ; had, 

IN. I. Keziali,* who m. Dec. 19, 1718, Elias Keves. 

18A. II. /orviali,* Oct. 9, 1698, m. March 16, 1724, Ebenezer Bragg. 

19. HI. Marv,* Oct. 27, 1701, and no further reported. 

20. IV. Rutli,'' April 30, 1704, m. Feb. 20, 1726, .loseph How. 

V. Tliankful," Feb. 4, 1705-6, d. Sept. 23, 1706. 
68. 21. VI. Jonathan,* March 14, 1707, d. Jan. 4, 1768, m. Damis Rice. 

22. VII. Thankful,'' A|)ril 21, 1709, d. at Soutlib. Mar. 9, 'i.m, unm., ag. 86.1 
73. 23. VIII. Jesse,* Julv 10, 1710, d. Dec, 8, 1796, aged 86, m. Batliiah Rice.] 
79. 24. IX. Joel,* Oct."2, 1714, m. Marv Church. 
85. 25. X. Jamcs,-« Oct. 2, 1717, d. March 15, 1794, m. Hannah Rice. 



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BRIGHAM. 9T 



6. 26. David,3 was chosen surveyor al Marlb., 1711, but, on the division of 
the town in 1717, he was thrown into Westboro', where he was 
chosen to various town offices, and served 7 years as sealer of leath- 
er, and 6 years as selectman. lie, as one of the privileged class, 
was, by a vote of the town, allowed a pew in the meeting-house. 
He settled on a wild tract of about 500 acres, including the State 
farm and several adjacent farms in Westboro' and Nortliboro', and 
built his house about 60 rods E. of the Reform School House, which, 
during his old age, was burnt, with much of its contents. June 14, 
1748, he made his will, ratifying deeds of farms and land which he 
had previously given to his children, John, Silas, Levi, Jonas, Asa, 
and Deborah Brigham, and giving his wife room in his house and 
the use of all in-door movables, which after her decease were to be 
equally divided to his children and son-in-law, Edwd. Newton ; but 
such as Jonas had supplied since the burning of the house were, on 
the strength of his word, to be first surrendered to him, To Jonas, 
who had already given security to provide for his mother-in-law, he 
gave a 14 acre town-right, a part of the right purchased by his 
father of Rice ; also all his stock and tools for carpentry and hus- 
bandry, making some reservations for his daughter Deborah. He 
gave his apparel to be equally divided to his 5 sons. Jonas was to 
pay the funeral charges of his parents, and be executor of his will. 
This trust he so far performed as to obtain the receipts of the heirs 
June 29, 1750, three days after the death of their father, but his will 

was not proved until Aug. 22, ensuing. David" m. Deborah , 

who d. Oct. 11, 1708 ; and 2d, Mary Newton, 21 (8), 1709, who d. 
Dec. 1, 1741 ; and 3d, , who survived him. He had, 

88^. 27. I. John,* April 22, 1704, d. abt. '67, at Shrewsbury, where he lived. 
28. II. David,* Sept. 30, 1708, d. s. p. Nov. 29, 1741, two days before 
his step mother. 

89. 29. III. Silas,4 Aug. 9, 1710, (by 2d wife) d. March 11, 1791, m. Mind- 
well Grout. 

30. IV. Jemima,"* Aug. 24, 1712, m. Edward Newton. 

31. V. Deborah,* Sept. 17, 1714, m. Nov. 14, 1752, Francis Harrington. 
92. 32. VI. Levi,* Col,, Aug. 21, 1716, m. Susanna Grout. 

97. 33. VII. Jonas,* Feb. 25, 1718, d. Sept. 25, 1789, m. Persis Baker. 
107. 34. VIII. Asa,* Dec. 2, 1721, m. Mary Newton. 



7. 35. Gershom,' Doct., settled on the homestead in Marlb., was surveyor for 
the West end, 1710; tythingman, 1716; constable, 1721 ; one of a 
committee to seat the meeting, 1727; and selectman, 1733; m. 

Mehetabel , and had, 

36. I. Martha,* Oct. 6, 1704, m. Joseph Bigelow. 
118. 37. II. Joseph,* April 21, 1706, d. July 29, 1786, m. Comfort Bigelow. 
38. III. Abigail,* Nov. 25, 1708, m. March 25, 1729, John Snow. 

128. 39. IV. Gershom,* Nov. 4, 1712, m. Mary . 

135. 40. V. Benjamin,* Feb. 19, 1714-15, m. Hannah . 



8. 41. EInathan* settled at Marlb., drew 17 acres in his father's right, was 
surveyor, 1715, and in 1717 removed to Mansfield, Ct. He m. 
Bethiah Ward, 27 (4) 1705, had, 

42. I. Uriah,* April 30, 1706, d. July 9, 1710, at Marlboro'. 

43. II. Priscilla,^ April 3, 1709, and no further reported. 



98 BRIGHAM. [CUAPT. 

44. III. Dinah,* Aug. 31, 1711, and no further reported. 

IV. Prudence,'* Jan. 28, 1715, d. Feb. 3, 1815, at Marlboro'. 
144. 46. V. Elnathan,* April 7, 1716, d. Sept. 2, 1802, at Mansfield, Ct. 
147. 47. VI. Paul,4 who was born at Mansfield, d. at Coventry, Ct. 
151. 48. VII. Uriah," b. at Mansfield, about 1723, d. Jan. 25, 1777, at Coventry 



11. 50. Nathan,'' Lt. prior to the second division of the original township of 

Marlb. in 1727, served her in several minor town offices, but being 
now included in the new town of Southboro' he appears at once 
among her principal citizens, serving the first year as a selectman, 
and soon after as treasurer. He was repeatedly placed on commit- 
tees for hiring schoolmasters, and chosen for the 29th time a select- 
man, at the age of 77 years, at which he remonstrated, and was, 
with public thanks, excused. He lived near the N. part of Southb., 
near the houses of Samuel and Dana Brigham, and is presumed to 
have inherited the lands S. E. of Crane Meadow, drawn in his 
grandfather Thomas's right. He inherited the bible, law book, cane, 
and sword, of his father Nathan.' He retained his vigor to a great 
age, and when in his 90th year was wont to mount his horse without 
assistance. He m. Dec. 24, 1717, Dina Rice ; and 2d, about 1729, 
Elizabeth (Ward) Snow, who brought with her a susceptible daughter 
by a former husband, who conceived the design of strengthening the 
union by an intermarriage with her step-father's son, Moses. But 
this hard-hearted CoBlebs proved recusant, and partial to Miss Grout of 
Westboro'. To stop his visits in that direction was now indispensa- 
ble. Had he made them by railroad she might have thrown obstruc- 
tions upon the track ; for 

" Earth has no scourge like love to hatred turned, 
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." 

What could she do ? He rode Selim ; and when she saw him at 
the glass, disguising himself for a lover's call, she fell into a fit of 
jealousy and revenge, rushed into the stable, hamstrung and ruined 
his colt, and thus sealed a match that proved a blessing to the world. 
Lt. Nathan had, i. Dina,* Sept. 5, 1719 ; ii. Eunice,* Oct. 4, 1721. 
160. 51. III. Moses,* Jan. 2, 1722, d. Dec. 3, 1769, m. Mehetabel Grout. 
52. IV. Persis,* April 3, 1724, d. Julv 12, 1740. 
V. Elizabeth,* Dec. 18, 1725, bv 1st wife. 
168. 53. VI. Nathan,* Capt., March 13, 1730-1, d. Feb. 9, 1806, aged 75. 

54. VII. Hcpsibath,* June 1, 1732, m. Elisha Taplcy, r. Corinth, Vt. 
170. 55. VIII. Edmund,* Dea., Aug. 12, 1733, d. June 29, 1806, m. Sarah Liscom. 
180. 5G IX. Wm.,* April 8, 1735, m. Rebecca Ball ; 2d, Lydia Chamberlain. 
X. Phineas,* Oct. 11, 1737, d. Julv 16, 1740. 
XI. Tabitha,* Aug. 27, 1739, d. July 5, 1740. 

192. 57. XII. Ebenczer,-' June 24, 1741, m. Martha . 

193. 58. XIII. Elijah,* Sept. 5, 1743, d. Jan. 8, 1804, m. Ruth Taylor. 

12. 59. Thomas* settled in the S. W. part of Marlb., where he was constable, 

tythingman, selectman 3 yrs. and scaler of leather 6 yrs. In 1738 
he was petit juryman, and in 1831 member of a committee to pro- 
cure a scliDol-masior. In 1757 he administered on the estate of 
Daviil Burnam of Southboro'. Aug. 13, 1765 [pr. '64] he made 
' his will, giving to his wife Sarah the use of half his house, and pew 
in the mccling-huuse, all his household stufl", his horse and chaise 



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while she remained his widow, 7i bus. of corn, 7A of rye, IJ of 
wheat, all gromul, 6 score weight of pork, 5 do. of beef, the apples, 
cider and sauces of all kinds that she might need, 2 cows and 5 
sheep, kept summer and winter, 26s. 6d. in cash, and a supply of 
firewood, all to be supplied her annually by his sons Ithamar and 
Paul. To his sons Aaron, Ezekicl, and Elisha lie gave one right in 
great Crane swamp, to be equally divided between them, and each 
was to receive from his executors .£20 within 3 ys. after his decease. 
To his grand-daughter, Lydia Bigelow, he gave of 133, to be paid 
her within 5 yrs. after his death ; also his desk and all his household 
stufi' after the deatli of his wife, and all that belonged to her aunt, 
Sarah Brigham, provided she should marry and leave heirs of her 
body ; but if otherwise, all after her death should go to his children 
or their heirs. To Ithamar and Paul he gave his wearing apparel, 
his husbandry tools, and steelyard ; and after the death of their 
mother, his clock, chaise, and pew ; and to Paul the half of his 
house reserved for her. His money and stock he ordered to be 
equally divided to his children and grand-children. To his sons 
Ithamar and Paul he gave his homestead, and all his lands in Marlb., 
Westboro', and Southboro', and a right in little Crane swamp, and 
made them his executors. His will was proved March 6, 1766, 
His house, yet standing, is in the S. W. part of Marlb., near the 
Agricul. R. R., about 25 rods N. of P.Ir. Alden Brigham's. 

He m. Jan. 25, 1719-20, Sarah Stratton, b. 1701, d. his wid., 
Sept, 15, 1775, and had, 

206. 60. I, Aaron,* March 17, 1720, m, Elizabeth Brown. 

61, II. Lydia,* March 14, 1721-2, m. Bigelow, had Lydia.^ 

212, 62, III, Ezekiel,* Feb. 14, 1723-4, d. Apl. 4, '88, a. 65, m. Miliicent . 

220. 63. IV. Elisha,* Nov. 25, 1726, m. Sarah , and d. at Grafton. 

222. 64, V, Ithamar,* Oct, 6, 1729, m, Ruth Ward ; 2d, Mary Beman, 
VI, Sarah,* March 12, 1731-2, d. unm. July 21, 1765. 
VII. Thomas,* April 23, 1734, d, June 3, 1740, 

227, 65, VIII, Paul,* March 26, 1737, d. June 4, 1777, m, Elizabeth Rice. 
IX, Ephraim,5 April 6, 1739, d. June 22, 1740, 
X, Abner,* Jan. 13, 1741-2, d. Sept, 28, 1746, 



16, 67, Ephraim,'' Capt., m, April 15, 1730, Hannah Willard of Grafton, s, in 
Marlb,, in the School Dis, No, 3, where Joel Gleason now resides, 
and seems to have been a very benevolent man and prominent citi- 
zen, serving the town 7 years as treasurer, often as assessor, select- 
man, juryman, moderator, &c. At the time of his death he had 32 
heirs, none of whom were his descendants, Feb, 7, 1771, he be- 
queathed to Marlb, .£133, to be under the care and management of 
the selectmen and minister for the time being. The proceeds of 
£22 were to be paid to the minister for preaching, in person or by 
proxy, an annual sermon to promote the present and future reforma- 
tion and happiness of the young; and the income of the remainder 
was to be expended in the support of a school in the middle of the 
town, distinct from the district schools. He had, 
1. Hannah,* March 26, 1732, d. Sept. 21, 1736. 
II. Ephraim,* Aug. 10, 1748, d, Sept. 25, 1748. 



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21. 68. Jonathan* was surveyor, 1743, and constable, 1749, in Marlboro', m. 
April 3, 1733, Damaris Rice, and had, 
232. 69. I. Noah,* Nov. 24, 1734, d. Feb. 13, 1805, a. 70, m. Miriam Allin. 

70. II. xMary,* April 25 ; iii. Matthias,* Aug. 24, 1742. 

III. Damaris,* April 15, 1746. 



23. 73. Jesse,* Capt., settled in Wcstboro', in what became, in 1766, the E. 
part of Northboro', and became a large land-owner. He had been 
promoted previously in W. ; was one of a committee to build the 
Northboro' Precinct meeting-house in 1744, &c. In 1766, the year 
Northboro' became incorporated, he was chosen selectman, and 
served in other town offices. He made his will Sept. 8, 1767, giv- 
ing to his wife her thirds and all his in-door movables, to be disposed 
of at her pleasure to his three daughters. To his son Timothy, to 
whom he had previously given lands and buildings, he bequeathed 
half of his right to the undivided lands of Marlb. To his son Arte- 
mas he gave his buildings and lands in Northboro', his lands in 
Leicester and Paxton, all his live stock and tools, his fire-arms, 
sword and cane, requiring him to provide a horse for his mother to 
ride at times when she should have occasion, to pay <£52 to his 
sister Rice ; to his sisters Vashti and Mary, each .£66, and to provide 
them with room in his house so long as they should live single. 
Artemas was sole executor. He m. June 4, 1734, Bathiah Rice, b. 
Aug. 13, 1712, dau. of Jacob and Mary R. She d. Dec. 19, 1794, 
aged 83. They had, 
234. 74. I. Timothy,* Col., Feb. 16, 1735, d. Oct. 5, 1828, a. 92, m. Lydia 

Wood. 
239. 75. II. Artemas,* Sept. 29, 1739, m. Kezia Rice. 

Persis,* March 7, 1741-2, d. Sept. 17, 1745. 

Sarah,* Feb. 21, 1745-6, m. Dca. Seth Rice, r. Northboro'. 

Vashti,* Feb. 27, 1748, m. Gage. 

Mary,* Sept. 6, 1750, m. Gassett. 



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24. 79. Joel,"* m. March 17, 1740-1, Mary Church, and was selectman in 
Marlb. in 1763 and 1772, and removed to N. Y. He had, 

248. 80. I. William,* March 20, 1741-2, m. Betty Stratton. 

II. Zerviah,* June 10, '45, d. Aug. 31, '46 ; iii. Zerviah,* July 5, '47. 

81. IV. Joel,* April 5, 1751, m. Catee , r. Marl., had, 1. Mary,' '76 ; 

2. Man/' ; 3. Clias.' ; 4. Susa7i,<^ 1780, all d. young. 

249. 82. V. Jonathan,* Oct. 29, 1754, m. Sarah Olds. 

83. VI. John,* April 16, 1758; vii. Samuel,* Dec. 3, 1760. 



25. 85. James* settled on a tract of 1000 acres on the S. side of Quabog River 
in I^rookfield, which his father had purchased, Nov. 7, 1722, for 
about 250 do. more or less. He built his house 1^ miles S. \V. of 
Brookiicld Depot, (formerly S. Hrookfield.) He m. "Hannah," 
alias Anna Rice, who d. May 9, 1799, had, 

253. 86. I. Tillv,* Capt., June 6 1748, d. Aug. 17, 1808, m. Rachel Walker. 

262. 87. II. Klisha,* Jan. 6, 1750, d. Sept. 8, 1808, m. Patience Walker. 

265. 88. 111. Jonathan,* Oct. 22, 175-, d. Feb. 1841, m. Sally Olds. 



27. 88A. John* is presumed to have married in early life, and set. in Shrewsb., 
whrro ho made his will, July 20, 1767, naming as his children. 



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88J. I. John,* to whom he gave half his farm in Shrewsbury. 

88§. II. Samuel,* ditto the other half, and made him sole executor. 

III. Deborah,* ditto a cow, and half his in-door movables. 

IV. Susanna,* do. a cow, and the other half of ditto. He required his 

executor to supply his sisters with room in his house and fire- 
wood, and to keep their cows at the halves. None of the 
descendants of this family have been found. 



29. 89. Silas,* m. Mindwell Grout, (Ch. ii. No. 6,) who d. June 8, 1741, and 
2d, Tabitha (Prescott) Sawyer, from Lancaster, and became asso- 
ciated with her as administrator on her former husband's estate. 
He had, at VVestboro', 
90. I. Jemima,* March 23, 1736-7, m. Constantine Hardy. 
II. Mary,* April 19, 1739, d. Jan. 14, 1740, by 1st wife. 
271. 91. III. David,* b. 1744, (by 2d wife) d. 1824, m. Mercy Maynard, r. 
Shrewsbury. 



32. 92. Levi,* Col. settled on the N. part of his father David's extensive farm 
which by the division of Westboro' in 1766 was thrown into Northb. 
He was in 1763 one of the selectmen of Westboro', and afterwards 
for 7 yrs. held that office in Northb., and was also sealer of leather. 
In 1778 he received from the town £21 for his services in the war 
since April 19, 1775. He m. Susanna Grout, (see Grout, Ch. ii.. 
No. 7,) who d. March 17, 1816, and had, 
281. 93. I. Levi,* Aug. 26, 1741, d. 1821, m. Tabitha Hardy. 

II. Joseph,* Dec. 21, 1747, d. Feb. 15, 1760, killed 'by a fall. 
III. Elijah,* Jan. 14, 1750, d. 1750. 

Elijah,* Hon., July 7, 1751, d. Feb. 22, 1818, m. Ann S. Parkman. 
Susanna,* Jan. 29, 1754, d. Nov. 10, 1834, m. Jan. 9, 1777, 

Breck Parkman. 
Winslow,* June 18, 1756, d. Sept. 4, 1837, m. Alice Gushing. 
Josiah,* Doct., Aug. 12, 1758, d. unm. Jan. 9, 1788, at Westboro'. 
Mindwell,* Aug. 10, 1760, d. unm. Feb. 1, 1784. 
Anna,5 May 28, 1763, d. May 30, 1790, unm. 



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33. 97. Jonas,* Capt., settled on land in Westboro' inherited from his father, 
and lived about 60 rods E. of the Reform School. He was one of 
the most distinguished citizeni5 of Westb.,and through life stood high in 
the public esteem and confidence. He was elected to town offices 
soon after attaining his majority, a thing of very rare occurrence in 
his time. He was repeatedly selected to look after the interests of 
schools, and once placed on a committee to prepare instructions for 
the School Committee of the town ; and he seems to have been a 
man of considerable education. He often served as surveyor and 
constable, and in 1764— '77 he acted 7 yrs. as selectman. As mod- 
erator of townmeetings, as a member of vigilance committees and as 
a delegate to the County Congress at the beginning of the Revolu- 
tionary struggle, and during its continuance, he appears to have 
been an efficient citizen and enlightened patriot. He m. Persis 
Baker, who d. Nov. 3, 1784. He d. Sept. 25, 1789, in his 72d 
year. They had, 
98. I. Martha,* Nov. 1, 1746 ; no further reported. 
305. 99. IT. Jonas,* Esq., Oct. 29, 1748, d. 1826, m. Hannah alias Anna Draper. 



102 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

III. Antipas,5 July 23, 1750, d. Nov. 12, 1756. 

313. 100. IV. Eli,* A. B., May 17, 1752, d. unm. s. p., drowned prob. in Lake 

Champlain. 

314. 101. V. Edward,* May 21, 1754. 

327. 102. VI. Barnabas,* March 29, 1756. 

328. 103. VII. Antipas,^ March 15, 1758, d. about 1840, m. Hepsibath Brigham. 
334. 104. viii. Daniel,* Doct., June 12, 1760, d. June 1, 1837, m. Anna Monroe. 
345. 105. IX. David,* March 31, 1762, m. Lucy Harrington. 

X. Pcrsis,* April 23, 1764, d. Feb. 3, 1775. 
365. 106. XI. Joseph,* April 20, 1766, m. Lucy Warren ? 
XII. William,* May 12, 1768, d. young. 

34. 107. Asa,"* m. 1744, Mary Newton, r. in Shrewsbury, and removed to 
Fitzwilliam, N. H., where he died. He had, 

108. I. Alpheus,* who s. in JafFrey, and had, 1. Asaph^ ; 2. Wright^ ; 

3. Sylvanus^ ; 4. AheV ; 5. Joseph^ ; 6. Lydia^ 

109. II. Molly,* who m. Davidson, r. Fitzwilliam, had 1 son & daus. 

110. III. Leonard,* who rm. to Milton, Vt., m. and reared a family. 

111. IV. Levina,* who m. Antipas Harrington, r. Troy, N. H., had chil. 
368. 112. V. Stephen,* b. May 13, 1754, d. Oct. 11, 1849, m. Sarah Harrington. 

113. VI. Elizabeth,* b. at Shrewsb., who m. Joshua Harrington, r. Fitz- 

william, had Joshua of Troy, and Leonard. 

114. VII. Asa,* who settled in Barnard, Vt. 

115. VIII. Thankful,* who m. Isaac Moore Farwell, Doct., r. Paris, N. Y., 

had, 1. Lyman^ ; 2. £/i,* rs. at Watertown, N. Y., owns a 
flouring mill ; 3. Moore^ ; 4. Samuel,^ rs. Utica, and 4 daus. 

116. IX. Lyman,* who last r. in Augusta, N. Y., m. and had only 3 daus. 
824. 117. X. Josiah Newton,* b. ah. 1765, d. March, 1813, r. Hartwick, N. Y. 



37. 118. Joseph,* r. in Marlb. where he was chosen surveyor, 1734, petit jury- 
man, '38, constable, '40, selectman, '50, '62, '64, '71, warden, 'G6, 
and tythingman, '75. He m. Aug. 26, 1728, Comfort Bigelow, 
(dau. of John B., who, previous to her birth had been a captive 
among Indians, taken Oct. 15, 1705, who, after his liberation, 
named his first-born Freedom, and his second Comfort,) d. Sept. 
22 or 24, 1755, aged 48 yrs. He m. 2d, in 1757, Ruth Ward, wid. 
of Elisha, who d. Feb. 1, 1786, aged 74. He had, 

119. I. Mehctabel,* July 14, 1729, m. Samuel Jones, 1749. 

120. II. Sarah,* May 13, 1731, m. Benj. Taynter, 1755. 

121. III. Lavinah,-'' July 10, 1733, m. Tliaddeus Howe, 1757. 
IV. Joseph,* June 14, 1735, d. July 17, 1742, aged 7 years. 

V. Comfort,* Julv 29, 1737, d. July 17, 1742, also. 

122. VI. Martha,* Sept. 9, 1739, m. Daniel Barnes, Jun., 1763. 

380. 123. VII. Sto|)hcn,* Oct. 15, 1741, d. ah. 1811, m. Jemima Snow, 1764. 
390. 124. viii. Jos.,^ Sept. 27 or 29, '43, d. Aug. 25, 1810, m. Lvdia Burns, 1766. 

125. IX. Comfort,* Aug. 26, 1745, m. Daniel Stevens, 1770. 

126. X. Jonah,*Nov. 19, '47,d.Dec. 1, 1827, s. p., m. Sarah Walker, 1771. 

127. XI. Lucv,* Aug. 19, 1752, m. Samuel Stratton. 



39. 128. Gershom' held town olhces in Wcstb. 1748— '65, m. Mary , had, 

I. n('i)lr/,il)ah,* Jan. 20, 1741-2, at Westb., and no further reported. 
393. 130. 11. CcTshom,* Doct., Oct. 15, 1717, in. Esther Hi'lknap, r. Westb. 

III. Scth,* June 22, 1750, r. and d. in Westb., had no family recorded., 



BRIGHAM. 103 

IV. Silas,5 March 27, 1753, r. and d. in Westb., had no family rec'd. 
V. Timothy,* also IVIarch 27, 1753, r. in Westb., was selectman, '64. 
VI. Joseph,* Aug. 23, 1757, d. yg. vii. Mary,* b. also Aug. 23, '57. 

135. Benjamin,* is supposed to have inherited the ancient homestead of his 
grandfather, Thomas, through his father, Dr. Gershom, and to have 
left it to his youngest son, Warren, the last occupant, whose name 
it still bears. Benjamin m. Hannah ; had, 

136. I. Benjamin.'' Rev., March 11, 1741-2, m. Lucy Morse, (see p. 85 
of mv Memo, of the Morses,) r. Fitz Wm., had only daughters.* 

II. Caleb/ Nov. 20, 1743, m. Hannah Barns. 

III. Benjah,* March 15, 1745-6, d. Dec. 7, 1822, m. Abigail Bent. 

IV. Hannah,* May 1, 1748, m. Hezekiah Maynard, r. Marlborough. 
V. Gershom,^ June 27, 1750, m. Sarah Allen. 

VI. Warren,^ Nov. 16, 1753, d. Jan. 10, 1840, s. p., m. Lucv Marble. 
VII. Lydia,^ Feb. 28, 1758. 143. viii. Levina,^ Sept. 2,' 1760. 

46. 144. Elnathan,* settled and d. on the homestead in Mansfield, Ct.; had, 
132. 145. I. Stephen,^ born 1744, d. May 7, 1816, m. 2d, Hannah Field. 
146. II. Elnathan,^ born 1757, and died, sine prole, 1835. 



47. 147. Paul,'' r. and d. in Coventrv, Ct., m. Catharine Turner; had, 
137. 148. I. Thomas,' b. 1742, d. March, 1800, m. Susanna Eels, r. Coventry. 
149. II. Dinah,' b. 1743, d. March 16, 1836, a. 93, m. Medad Curtis, r. 
Norwich, Vt. 
142. 150. III. Paul,' Hon., b. 1745, d. June 15, 1824, a. 79, m. Lydia Sawyer. 



. 151. Uriah* was a patriot, and his an.xiety for his country in the darkest 
period of the Revolution was believed to have hastened his death, 
which occurred Jan. 25, 1777. He was a very plain man, and es- 
timated men by their moral worth rather than by their surroundings. 
Being once accosted by a flippant dandy with " Why don't you 
wear a better coat, Mr. B. .'" he contemptuously and sarcastically 
replied, " My coat is paid for." Uriah"* settled in Coventry, Ct., 
where he d. He m. Lydia Ward, who d. Dec. 14, 1750, aged 26 ; 
and 2d, Ann Richardson, and had, 

. 152. I. Gcrshom,' b. 1750, d. at Coventry, s. p., Sept. 2, 1834, a. 84 yrs. 

153. II. Hannah,' (by 1st wf.) w-ho m. Jacob Gurley, and r. at Mansfield. 

154. III. Bethiah,' (by 2d wf.) who m. Zacheus Downer, r. Ots. Co., N. Y. 

155. IV. Nancy,' who m. Lemuel WMiite, r. Sharon, Vt. 

156. V. Marcia,' who m. 1st, Edgarton. (.') 

157. VI. Lucy,' who perhaps m. Rice. (.') 

48. 158. VII. Don Carlos,' b. Feb. 21, 1763, d. March 27, 1843, r. Coventry. 
54. 159. VIII. Cephas,' b. Dec. 17«5, d. 1841, m. 1786, Amelia Roberts, d. 
1845, aged 81. 

IX. Roger,' who d. Nov. 11, 1763, aged 6 years. 

X. Normond,' d. a. 21, after release from the Prison ship in N. Yk. 



160. Moses,' r. in Westboro', was surveyor, 1757, tythingman, 1760, con- 

stable, 1762 ; m. Mehetabcl Grout, (Ch. ii.' No. 8,) who d. Aug. 
30, 1795. He had, 

161. I. Sarah.^ April 18, 1751, m. Jona. Forbes alias Forbush, r. Westb. 

162. II. Moses,* May 31, 1753, d. Aug. 13, 1814, m. Wealthy Johnson. 

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104 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT, 

472. 163. III. Phineas,* July 23, 1755, m. Lydia Batherick, r. Westboro'. 

164. IV. Mehetabel,^ Jan. 31, 1758, m. John Fay, r. Westboro'. 

165. V. Ebenezer,* March 3, 1761, d. in Vt., m. Judith Hasseltine. 

166. VI. Mary,* July 27. 1764, m. Amasa Braman, M. D., r. Sutton. 
477. 167. VII. Joseph,* A. M., Sept. 23, 1766, m. Sally Woods. 

53. 168. Nathan,^ Capt., was a Lt. in the first French war and a distinguished 
officer. In the service he became warmly attached to Capt. Thos. 
Gage, afterwards Gen. G. To avenge the massacre at Fort Wm. 
Henry, lie and a party volunteered, under the command of Capt. 
Rogers, to penetrate into Canada, attack and burn the town of St. 
Francis, and retreat. Having accomplished the former, they were 
pursued and overtaken by the Indians, who killed and scalped 30 
of their number. The remainder fled into the wilderness and for 
the most part perished. Of the few who lived to return was Lieut. 
Brigham, whose deeds of valor were eulogized in ballads. He set- 
tled in Southboro', ^ a mile E. of the meeting-house. Among other 
town offices he was chosen one of a committee to seat the meeting, 
in 1778, and one to revise the constitution reported to the towns, in 
1786, for their consideration. He m. Feb. 6, 1751, Martha Glea- 
son, and 2d, June 15, 1769, Marv Hudson, wlio d. his widow, Dec. 
16, 1825, aged 82 vrs. He d. 1806, aged 75 years. He had, 
482. 169. I. Nathan,^ July 30"', 1772, d. Feb. 21, 1839, m'. Francis Brigham. 
II. Thomas Gage,* March 20, 1774, d. Oct. 6, 1775 ; a name preju- 
dicial to the father. 

III. Mary,* Dec. 21, 1775, d. s. p. March 2, 1853, m. for 3d wife, 

Ebenezer Brigham. | 

IV. Sarah,* Sept. 25, 1778, d. March 17, 1840, unm. 
V. Martha,* June 19, 1781, d. July 11, 1805, unm. 

VI. Ephraim,* Aug. 9, 1784, d. Feb. 1, 1848, unm., aged 64. 



55. 170. Edmund,^ Dea., settled near Brigham pond in tlie N. E. part of West4 
boro', where Silas Walker resides ; became a citizen of consideraj 
tion, and through a long life maintained the strictest regard for moral 
virtue. He was warden in 1774, member of a committee of vigi- 
lance and correspondence 1777 and 1778, and selectman 1779. 
At the surrender of Burgoync lie had command of a company o 
volunteers, and on marching their ])risonors to Boston they were en 
camped for a night upon liis grounds, while he doubtless cntertaine(. 
the officers having them in charge. During the halt, a Hessian piis- 
oner drew a map of his splendid farm as the one lie intended to draw 
for his service in conquering the country. This map, correct as the 
Hessian's taste, was discovered about 1800, by a citizen from the| 
vicinity, lianging upon the wall of an inn in Germany and recog- 
nized. Deacon Edmund in. Nov. 2, 1757, Sarah Liscom, who d, 
May 27, 1769; and 2(1, Elizabeth Bevel, from Marlboro', b. 1740 
d. at Westb., May 11, 1825. He d. June 29, 1806, a. 73 yrs.; liad 
484. 171. I. Edmund,* Oct. 19, 1758, m. Polly Martin. 

II. llepsehath,* July 1>9, 1760, iii. Aiitipas Brigham, (103) r. Westb 

172. 111. Roger,* Feb. 2S, 1762, m. Betsey llicli, r. JatlVey and rem. to 

Sch()hari<> Co., N. V. 

493. 173. IV. SiuiHiel,* Dec. 6, 1763, d. June 11, 1826, m. Lydia Ball. 

171. y. Sarah,* March 15, 1765, in. Gen. Daniel llced, r. Wardsboro,Vl 



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VI. Elizabeth,* Dec. 2, 1766, d. unm. Oct. 20, 1785. 
310. 175. VII. Lvscom,G Dea., May 19, 1769, ni. Patty Fay. 
>12. 176. VIII. Pierpont," Sept. 16, 1780, (by 2d wife,) d. Oct. 6, 1836, m. Anna 
Warren. 

177. IX. Betsey,* May 7, 1782, m. Asa Godfrey ; 2d, Hezekiah Murdock ; 

r. ^^ hittincliam, Vt. 

178. X. Ely,* July iil, 1784, m. Polly Fay, dau. of Peter F., r. Sterling. 
)15. 179. XI. Dexter,* May 25, 1786, m. Catherine Warren. 



180. William,^ r. near Gates pond in Marlboro', was tythinp;man in 1762, 

warden 1773, field-driver 1774, and selectman 1778, '82 and '85. 
lie m. Sept. 4, 1759, Rebecca Ball, who d. Dec. 14, 1768; and 2d, 
Lvdia Chamberlain. He and his last wife both d. of the small pox; 
he, April 20, 1793, a. 58, and she, Feb. 8, 1793, a. 49.* He had, 

181. I. William,* Feb. 27, 1761, d. Mar. 20, 1834, a. 73, m. Sarah Baker. 
II. Rebecca,* Feb. 1, 1763, m. Jewell, r. St. Albans, Vt. . 

III. Peter,* Dec. 27, 1764, m. Bent, r. Westboro'. 

IV. Abigail,* March 4, 1766. 

V. HoUis,* Dec. 4, 1768, d. Dec. 4, 1768.— By first wife. 

186. VI. Ephraim,* Col., Oct. 9, 1771, (by 2d wife,) d. Sept. 13, 1847, 

m. Lucv Rice. 
VII. Hollis,* March 14, 1773, d. unm. June 8, 1837, aged 63. 

187. VIII. WiUard,* June 18, 1775, m. Abigail Munroo, r. Rindge, N. H. 

IX. Lydia,*^ Dec. 29, 1776, m. Artcmas Brigham. 
X. Polly,* Jan. 30, 1779, m. Willard Howe^f Marlboro'. 
XI. Patty,* March 22, 1782, m. Caleb Brigham, r. Marlboro'. 
XII. Sophia,* June 12, 1784, m. Hon. Jed'n Loomis, r. Montpelier, Vt. 
XIII. Dina,* June 8, 1787, d. unm. with lockjaw. 



192. Ebenezer* resided in Westboro', and, Feb. 20, 1765, made his will 
giving all his estate to his wife Martha and little dau. Patty,* and the 
offer of his mare and saddle, at <£13.6s.8d., to his brother Elijah. 



58. 193. Elijah* r. on the homestead in the W. part of Southboro', and became 
a very distinguished citizen. From 1776 to 1812, his name was 
more intimately connected than any other man's, with all her im- 
portant civil transactions. He served about 30 years as selectman. 
He represented the town 6 years, during 1789-1800, as often as 
they voted to send. He was chosen a member of the Provincial 
Congress that met at Watertown, May 31, 1775 ; one of a commit- 
tee, in 1778, to report on a proposed constitution for Mass.; and 
again, in 1780, to revise the constitution which had been ofl^ered 
and rejected by the town, and instructed to report objections proper 
to be adopted and returned to the convention. The doings of this 
committee, of which he was the principal member, are able, and if 
the product of his mind, lie was a reasoner and draftsman of rare 
ability. He m. Jan. 7, 1768, Ruth Tavlor, b. March 9, 1747, d. 
April 10, 1831. He d. Jan. 8, 1804, aged 60. Thev had, 

19. 194. I. Ebenezer,* April 5, 1768, d. Feb. 26. 1852, m. Betsey Champney. 
195. II. Fanny,* Sept. 12, 1769, m. Paul Brigham, r. St. Albans, Vt. 

* If Captain "William had not two wives, the five first children here put down a.s his were the 
hildren of another William, not traced, whose wife was Rebecca Ball, and who, perhaps, lived 
a Southboro', and waB constable, 1774. 



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553. 196. HI. Sylvester,* Jan. 16, 1771, d. Nov. 24, 1858, m. Patty Nichols. 

197. IV. Dinah,* Nov. 5, '72, d. Sept. 1857, m. Jos. Williams, r. Wendell. 

198. V. Persis,* Aug. 7, '74, d. June 8, 1829, rn. A. S. Brigham, r. Marlb. 
561. 199. VI. Elijali,* July 19, 1776, m. Sophia Houghton; 2d,"jane Fisk. 
825. 200. VII. Trowbridge,* Sept. 17, 1778, d. July 21, 1836, m. Asenath Eaton ; 

2d, Marv Caldwell. 
567. 201. VIII. Lincoln,*^June"]7 or 21," 1780, d. Nov. 18, 1831, m. Lucy 
Forbes of Westboro'. 

202. IX. Hephzibah,* Mav 7, 1782, m. Caleb Wetherbee, (d.) rs. Marlb. 

X. Lavina,* Dec. 26, 1784, died July 23, 1786. 

203. XI. Nancy,* Dec. 11, 1786, m. Levi Ward; 2d, Jotham Bartlett, 

(d.) rs. Marlb. 
XII. E-uth,* who was buried Sept. 23, 1797, at Southboro'. 

204. XIII. Martha,* June 6, 1790, d. Aug. 17, 1829, m. Dea. Stephen R. 

Phelps, r. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Nancy,'' Feb. 19, 1807, m. John Cathell, rs. Cincinnati. 

2. Charles,'' June 27, 1808, m. Mary Wilson, rs. Marlb. 

3. Henry R.,'' Jan. 25, 1810, m. Harriet Davis, rs. Syracuse. 

4. Winslow,'' Oct. 20, 1811, died February 12, 1826. 

5. Martha,'' Sept. 17, 1813, m. Win. Wilson, rs. Marlb. 

6. Joh7i,^ May 28, 1817, m. Charlptte Wilson, rs. Marlboro' ; 

manufocturer, town clerk, and late rep. to the Gen. Ct. 
574. 205. XIV. Taylor,* June 18, 1792, m. Arethusa Fay ; 2d, Ann Jacobs. 



60. 206. Aaron* settled in Grafton, where he made his will, Sept. 8, 1768, 
making ample provision for his wife Sarah, " except paying a 
physician." To sons Thomas and Ephraim he gave all his lands 
in Grafton, and to sons Amariah and Moses the avails of his lands 
in Shrews., which he authorized their guardian to sell. To daus. 
Dorothy, Lydia, Lucy, and Rebecca, he gave their own mother's 
apparel, &c., and made his son Thomas and br. Elisha, or either of 
them, executor. Inventory of his estate presented Oct. 31, 1768. 
He m. Dec. 1740, Elizabeth Brown, dg. of Js. B., who d. at Rutland 
Dis. about 49 ; and 2d, in 1761, Sarah Winchester, and had, 
I. Aaron,6 Aug. 30, 1741 ; ii. Sarah,* Sept. 2, 1742. 

III. Elizabeth,* Oct. 30, 1743. 

IV. Dorothy,* Dec. 24, 1744, d. unm., a division of her estate or- 

dered, July 13, 1769. 
207. V. Thomas,* Feb. 7, 1745-6. No further reported bv Graf, records, 
578. 208. VI. Ephraim,* March 2, 1746 ; vii. James,* Aug. 23," 1748. 
VIII. Amariah,* Jan. 3, 1749-50. 

209. IX. Lydia,*^ Sept. 6, 1753 ; x. Lucy, Dec. 6, 1754. 
XI. Rebecca,* Feb. 22, 1756. 

210. XII. Amariah,* Sept. 18, 1757; xiii. Rebecca,* April 26, 1759. 
XIV. Joseph,* April 28, 1761, by 1st wife; and, 

211. XVI. Moses,'^ April 8, '65 ; xv. Elizabeth,* April 19, '63, by 2d wife. 



62. 212. Ezekicl,* settled in Grafton, m. Martha , who d. Aug. 1, 1764, 

ag(Ml 39 vears ; and 2(1, Millicent , who d. aged 70 yrs.; had, 

213. 1. Abner"," Feb. 19, 17.'')0-1 ; ii. Martha,* April 23, 1753. 

580. 214. 111. F//..'kiel,* March 30, 1755, d. Dec. 14, 1S08, in. Patience . 

215. IV. Isaac,* May 30, 1757, m. Betsey Frost of .Mil ford. 



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216. V. John,* July 3, 1759, d. Nov. 25, 1839, at Oxford, buried at 

(i raft on, 

217. VI. Miriam,* Mar. 10, 1761 ; vii. Iluldali,* Dec. 1, T)2, by 1st wife. 

218. VIII. Sarah,* Au<z. t>3, 17()6 ; ix. Jacob,* Dec. 6, 1769. 

X. Miilicent,o i)ec. 2G, 1771 ; xi. Lydia,* Sept. 29, 1774. 

219. XII. Anna,* Aug. 27, 177G, d. April, 1847. 

63. 220. Elisha,* r. at Graf., wlicrc he d. very aged. He m. Sarah ; had, 

I. Elisha,* April 12, 1858, d. Feb. 28, 1776. 
II. Charles,* Oct. 9, 1761, d. Aug. 6, 1776. 
221. III. Sarah,* April 29, 1767. 

IV. Molly,* March 18, 1769, d. Aug. 29, 1823, unm. 



64. 222. Ithamar,* Capt., lived and d. in Marlb., where Aldon Brigham, Esq. 

now resides, was selectman 10 years, m. Sept. 13, 1753, Ruth 
Ward, who d. May 29, 1766; and 2d, Mary Beeman, b. Dec. 1, 
1734, m. March 29, 1768, d. May 20, 1813, his wid. a. 78. He had, 
I. Ruth,* Sept. 17, 1756, d. Sept. 20, 1797. 

382. 223. II. Ithamar,* Nov. 7, 1758, d. March 12, 1836, m. Catherine Barnes. 

394. 224. III. Daniel,* Nov. 15, 1760, died about 1800. 

396. 225. IV. Silas,* Oct. 21, 1763, d. Sept. 27, 1838, m. Persis Stow. 

V. Abner,* May 29, 1766, d. July 5, 1766. 

397. 226. VI. Abner,* Dec. 21, 1768, by 2d wife. 

VII. Abraham,* Nov. 14, 1771, d. unm. 

65. 227. Paul,* Capt., settled in Marlb., where he was assessor, 1775, select- 

man, 1777, m. Aug. 9, '57, Eliza Rice, b. Oct. 12, '36. They had, 
I. Persis,* March 17, 1760, who died June 17, 1760. 
307. 228. II. Paul,* June 17, 1761, d. Nov. 17, 1839, m. Fanny Brigham. 
318. 229. III. Samuel,* Sept. 14, 1762, m. Asenath Bailey. 

IV. Miriam,* Jan. 9, 1764. and died Jan. 10, 1776. 
526. 230. V. Thomas,* Dec. 25, 1765, d. March 9, 1821, m. Azubah Babcock. 
VI. Aaron,* Feb. 7, 1768, d. Oct. 10, '71 ; vii. Sarah,* Oct. 16, '69. 

VIII. Pierpont,* Nov. 22, 1772, d. Aug. 31, 1775. 
IX. Eli,* Oct. 16, 1773, d. Aug. 29, 1775. 



69. 232. Noah,5 r. in Marlb., was in office there, 1798, m. July 5, 1758, 
Miriam Allen, and 2d, Martha Tomblin, Mav 19, 1771, and had, 
I. Daniel,* April 24, 17.59; ii. Anne,* Junc'25, 1761. 
III. Matte Thyasriel,* June 4, 1765; iv. Lydia,* Oct. 28, 1767. 
V. Miriam,*^ Oct. 30, 1772. 



74. 234. Timothy,* Col., inherited from his father an extensive farm in the E. 
part of Northboro', the value of which he entirely lost through the 
depreciation of continental money after the sale. This misfortune, 
followed by others, subjected him to want, and to the humiliation, 
in extreme age, of being supported by the town, the first instance 
of the kind, if not the only one, to be found in the history of the 
race. In 1764 he was chosen a selectman of VVestboro', and in 
1777, after the division of the town, a selectman of Northboro'. 
At the commencement of hostilities, in 1775, he entered the army 
as Captain, and received cl'18 from the town for the first term of 
service. He is supposed to have removed his family from Northb. 



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soon after, and to have further served his country in the field. 
Altiiough poor he was received with profound respect, and enter- 
tained with free hospitality wherever he called during life. 

He in. Lydia Wood, and d. at North, in his 93d yr. They had, 

Eher,^ Nov. 25, 1761 ; ii. Persis,^ Jan. 16, 1764, at Westboro'. 

Samuel,6 Dec. 14, 1765; iv. Mitte,^ Dec. 11, 1767. 

Lydia,c Dec. 26, 1769 ; vi. Sally,* Jan. 13, 1772. 

Lewis,* Jan. 4, 1774 ; viii. Nabby,* Dec. 29, 1775. 

Luther,* April 3, 1778, in Norihboro', none of whom are further 
reported. 

75. 239. Artemas,* Lt., inherited the homestead, and resided where his grand- 
son, Fred. \Vm. Brigham and sister, now r. in the E. part of 
Northb., served in the army as a volunteer in 1775, for which the 
town voted him ^18. He was assessor in 1778, and selectman, 
1788 and 1789. He m. Keziah Rice, who d. his wid. Sept. 27, 
1806, aged 65 yrs. 7 mos. 15 days. He d. from home, at Provi- 
dence, Nov. 25, 1802, aged 63. He had, 
240. I. Jesse,* Dec. 10, 1762, m. Elizabeth Henderson, Dec. 18, 1782. 
630. 241. II. Gardner,* Feb. 20, 1764, m. Sarah Rice. 

242. HI. John,6 May 24, 1766, m. March 21, 1790, Lois Fisk, rm. West. 
632. 243. IV. Henry,* Dec. 4, 1768, d. Oct. 20, 1853, m. Susanna Harrington. 
V. Azuba,* July 16, 1771, d. Aug. 2, 1778. 

244. VI. Lucinda,* Feb. 8, 1774, m. '93, Amos Rice, rs. E. Andover,Me. 
VII. Betsev,* June 26, 1776, d. Aug. 1, 1778. 

VIII. Joel,*' Nov. 16, 1778, d. Aug. 28, 1779. 

245. IX. Lucy,* July 21, 1780, m. David Knowlton, rm. West. 

246. X. Lovell,* Oct. 22, 1782, m. 1806, Lucy Phelps, rm. W. Boylston. 

247. XI. Moses,* April 21, 1786, m. Mary Brigham. 



80. 248. Wm.* m. Sept. 4, 1764, Betsey Stratton ; had, i. Lydia,* March 27, 
1765, d. young ; ii. Betty,* Feb. 19, 1767, d. voung ; in. Wm.,* 
Dec. 27, 1769, d. March 6, 1771; iv, Wm.,* .lanr 12, 1772; v. 
Betty,6 Feb. 21, 1776; vi. Lucy,* March 24, 1778, at Northboro'. 



82. 249. Jonathan,* m. 2d, Lydia Stevens, b. May 8, 1758, and d. Feb. 4, 1828, 
at Mayville, N. Y. He d. there July 26, 1848. He r. 1st, at 
Marlb.", 2d, at Madison, N. Y., and, hist, at Mayville, N. Y. Had, 

250. I. Stephen,* Aug. 24, 1780 ; li. Susanna,* Feb. 12, 1783. 

251. in. Haven,* May ^23, 1785; iv. Windsor,* Oct. 1, 1787. 

V. Lvilia,* Dec. 30, 1789. 

252. VI. J.HKi.,* Oct. 13, 1791 ; vii. Wm.,* Sept. 23, 1793, at Marlboro', 
viii. Kdniiuid,* July 15, 1796, at Madison, N. Y. 

N. B. For the descendants of this family, see Supplement. 



86. 253. Tilly,* Capt., inherited a third of his father's 1000 acres in Brookficld, 
m. Rachel Walker, dau. of Joseph W. of Brookficld, and had, 
251. I. Bathsheba,* Jan. 4, 1782, m. Joseph W. Hamtlton, r. Brookficld, 

has, Cheney^ rs. Barrc. 
255. II. Barna," Capt., Nov. 11, 1784, m. Anna Hinds, r. Prescott. 
2.56. III. Ruth,* May 27, 1787, m. Capt. Bonj. P. Barrett, d. ab. 1813 ; rs. 
Brookficld; has, 1. Sopliid A.,'' m. Luther Stowell, rs. Brook- 
field ; 2. TLnrjf P.,' ni. vSelura Tuttle, rs. West Brookfield. 



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646. 257. IV. Joel,* June 2, 1790, m. Basmatli Hamilton, rs. Brookficld. 

258. V. Lydia,* IMarcli 5, 17U3, ni. I'roctor Sanford, rs. W. Hrookfield ; 

has, 1. Charles B.,^ rs. ditto; 2. Harriet A.^ ni. Wash. Tufts, 
depot agent, Brookfield. 

259. VI. Mary,* Aug. 3, 1796, m. Washington Hamilton, rs. Jamcsville, 

N. Y. ; has, 1. James T? ; 2. George W? ; 3. Mary A? ; 
Na7icy M.'' 

260. VII. Fanny,* Nov. 27, 1798, m. Daniel Holt, fr. Western, now War- 

ren, Mass., rs. a retired merchant, New York ; had, 1. Sarah FJ 
m. Wm. A. Cromwell, merchant, rs. New York, had Wm. A., 
Junr., (d.) Wm. A., 3d, (d.) Mary F. and Maria A. ; 2. Maria 
AJ (d.) m. Wm. P. Bridgeman, rs. a merchant. New York, 
had Daniel H. (d.) Emily F. 

261. viii. Asenath,* March 19, 1801, (d.) m. John Hohbs, (d.) of Brookfield. 

IX. Salem,* Sept. 7, 1803, died aged 4 years. 



87. 262. Elisha* inherited J of 1000 acres in Brook., m. Patience Walker, had, 
I. James,* Feb. 22, 1783, m. Marcia Hastings, rs. Richford,"N. Y., 
has Rev. Alfred.'' 
652. 263. II. Silvanus,* July 30, 1785, m. Sarah Rice, rs. homestead. 

264. III. Hannah,* Dec. 16, 1788, m. Joshua Knights, had Rebecca (d.) 



88. 265. Jonathan,^ inherited the other third of the homestead in Brookfield, m. 
Sarah Olds, and had, 

I. Silas,* Nov. 3, 1771, d. Jan. 21, 1795, killed by sliding down a 
haymow upon a fork. 

266. II. Lot,* April 13, 1778, m. Sally Worcester, and settled in Vermont. 

267. III. Elisha,* Nov. 8, 1780, d. unm. 

IV. Sally,6 Oct. 22, 1783, m. Edward Parker, r. Brookfield. 

268. V. Catherine,* July 11, 1787, m. 2d, Josiah Burrows. 

269. VI. Betsey,* Sept. 30, 1790, m. Wyman. 

270. VII. William,* Oct. 7, 1793, m. Harriet Hoar, r. Pelham or Prescott, 

where he d. Sept. 27, 1826. 

91. 271. David,5 m. March 21, 1766, Mercy Maynard, dau. of Dea. Benj. M., 

who d. with her infant, Nov. 10, 1766; and 2d, Oct. 13, 1768, 

Martha Chamberlain of W'estboro'. He settled in Shrewsbury, had, 

656. 272. I. Nathaniel,* b. July 27, 1769, d. 1846, m. Sarah Mason, r. Boyl- 

ston and Worcester. 

273. II. Edmund T.,* b. March 9, 1771, d. 1858 in Shrewsbury, m. Eliza- 
beth Davis, of W^are, d. May, 1853, at Shrews., r. Shrews.; had, 

1. Elijah Augustus,'' June 20, 1804, at Westb., rs. Philadelphia ; 

2. David Trowbridge,^ Esq., Aug. 6, 1806, at Shrews., became 
a lawyer at Worcester, ni. Ann Peck,rs. s. p. at Keokuk, Iowa. 

III. Mercy,* b. " 1773," d. Aug. 28, 1776. 

274. IV. Prescott,* bap. April 16, 1780, m. Hannah Rider, (d.) dau. of 
Gideon R. of Shrews., (.see her Genealogy in my History of 
Sherborn,) resided in Shrewsbury, and, 1838, removed to 
Wisconsin, where they now reside ; had, 

1. Ebenezer Prescott,'' Sept. 8, 1818, m. 1838, Lucy Gibbs, 
rs. California. 

2. Martha Chamberlain,'' Dec. 16, 1823, m. Tho. B. Cowles, 
of Sauk Co., Wis. 



110 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

275. V. Martha," March 6, 1782, m. Nov. 20, 1800, Balch Dean, from 

Ded. to Shrewsbury, who d. 1857; had, 

1. Elizabeth,^ Dec. 31, 1801, m. James Harvey Gerauld, 
fr. Kccne, and rs. s. p. at Worcester. Her mother rs. 
witli her. 

276. VI. Mercy," March 21, 1784, m. 1806, John Rider of Shrewsbury, 

rs. Phillipston ; had, 

1. Anna,'' (d.) who m. Hon. Charles Hudson. 

2. Martha Brigham,'' m. also, Hon. Charles Hudson, rs. 

Lexington, has 2 sons and 1 daughter. 

277. VII. David," b. Aug. 15, 1786, A. B., Harv. Univ. 1810, d. Aug. 16, 

1843, at Madison, Wis. After his graduation he became a tutor 
in Bowdoin College, subsequently read law, and in 1818, be- 
came established in practice at Greenfield, where he m. Julv 6, 
1819, Elizabeth Franklin, dau. of Jerome F. of G. In 1839, 
David," Esq., removed to Madison, then the seat of government 
in Wisconsin Territory, where his widow resides. They had, 

1. Jerome Ripley,^ b. July 1, 1825, grad. A. B. Amherst Col. 

1845, studied law, and, upon the organization of the state 
government of Wisconsin, in 1848, he was appointed 
clerk of the Supreme Court. In 1851 he resigned this 
office, and engaged in the practice of law at Milwaukee, 
where he now resides. He m. Oct. 7, 1857, Mary Ilsley, 
dau. of Edward I. of Portland, Me., and had, 1. Eliza- 
beth,« Julv 14, 1858. 

2. Marianne Elizabeth,'' July 10, 1828, m. April 10, 1849, 

Horace G. Bliss, rs. Madison. 
280. VIII. Ebenezer," Esq., b. April 28, 1789, one of the most eminent of 
the early planters of the Western Country, and one of the fathers 
of the state of Wisconsin, who is proud of her parentage. 
(Sec First Annual Report of the State Historical Society, p. 94.) 
In 1814 he emigrated to the West, and in 1828 settled at Blue 
Mounds, then in the Territory of Michigan, but now in Dane 
Co., Wise, where he has ever since continued to reside, unm., 
sharing largely in the profits accruing from the rise of real estate 
He is the proprietor of a large tract of land, rich in agricultural 
and mineral resources, and one of the original proprietors of the 
city of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, now hardly 20 years 
old, yet containing, in 1859, a ])opulation of 12,000 souls. Mr 
Brigham depends not on his wealth, nor this humble record to pre^ 
serve iiis history. He is extensively and advantageously known ; 
and when the whole of his character shall come to be written, 
the reader must feel that a good name is emphatically better 
than riches, and constitutes the value of a posthumous memory 



93. 281. Levi* rm. to Fitzwilliam, in tlu^ infancv of the countrv, travcllintj on 
foot, packing his provisions, and submitting to hardships now un- 
known to pioneers in the West. lie in. Tabitha Hardy, and a 
hardy siic must have continued, to bring him the following hardy 
children in so hard a countrv, all fit to be married : 

282. 1. Lvdia," I). Aug. 21, 1772^ m. Ephraim Phillips of Fitzwilliam. 

283. II. Joseph," Juno 2, 1774, in. FuUam. 

284. III. llamiah," March 12, 1777, m. Prrrv. 




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285. IV. Levi,* Dec. 19, 1778, m. Mary Aver. 

286. V. Tabitlia," Sept. 30, 1780, m. Capt' Wright. 

287. VI. Anna," April 26, 1782, m. Capt. Kendall. 

VII. Rufus," Nov. 2, 1783, d. May 27, 1802. 

288. VIII. Mindwell," April 11, 1785, m. Scott. 

289. IX. Susanna,* April 30, 1790, m. Potter. 



94. 290. Elijah,* Hon. Of this man I cannot speak in justice to convictions, 
and escape the suspicion of extravagance among strangers : while, 
among liis acquaintance who survive, nothing would fail of a hearty 
response which I might say commendatory of his social and domes- 
tic virtues, his commercial integrity and honor, his great common 
sense and refinement, his patriotism and political integrity, his wis- 
dom and benevolence, his fidelity to every official and important 
trust, and his services in the advancement of the moral, civil and 
educational interest of the community in which he lived. He grad- 
uated at Dart. Coll., 1778, began the study of the law, but, for some 
reason unknown, relinquished it before being admitted to the bar, 
and settled in his native town as a merchant. Besides represent- 
ing Westboro' in the General Court, he served 12 years as a mem- 
ber of the Senate, and 2 years as executive counselor, 16 years as 
a judge of the C. C. P. for Wore. County, and was a member of 
Congress from 1810 until his death at Washington, Feb. 22, 1818, 
aged 64. " Stranger, tread lightly at the grave of one such as thou 
ought to be, true to his conscience and country." 

He m. Sept. 21, 1780, Ann Sophia Parkman, dau. of Rev. Ebe- 
nezer P., the first minister of Westboro', who d. Nov. 26, 1783; 
and 2d, April 20, 1786, Mrs. Sarah Hammock fr. Marlboro', who d. 
March 22, 1787; and 3d, Dec. 16, 1792, Sarah Ward, dau. of that 
sainted patriot. Gen. Artemas Ward of Shrewsbury. She d. his 
widow, Feb. 5, 1838, aged 82. He had, 

291. I. Anna Sophia,* July 26, 1781, m. Joseph F. Boardman of Hopkin. 

292. II. Elijah,* April 21, 1783, m. Nancy Fisher, dau. of Col. Nathan 

F., r. Wesboro'. 

293. in. Sally,^ Jan. 27, 1787, m. Geo. Gregory, r. Charlestown. 

294. IV. Ann Maria,* July 14, 1794, (by 3d wife,) m. Oct. 12, 1818, 

Ebenezer Morgan Phillips, Esq., fr. Charlton, rs. Westboro'. 
V. Sally Sophronia,* Dec. 22, 1795, d. Dec. 3, 1810. 
VI. Dana Ward,* March 9, 1797, d. unm. Nov. 23, 1830. 
VII. Susanna Walter,* May 4, 1798, d. Dec. 24, 1825. 

295. VIII. Catherine Martha,* Jan. 21, 1801, m. Geo. H. Lowe of Ashburnh. 



96. 296. Winslow,^ settled on the homestead in the S. E. corner of Northboro', 
served 6 years as selectman, marriage entered May 16, 1781, with 

Alice Cushing, dau. of Col. Job, and gr.-dau. of Rev. Cushing 

of Shrewsbury ; had, 

I. Emerv,« Sept. 22, 1782, d. '83; ii. Emery,* Jan. 5, 1784, d. '85. 
•61. 297. III. Nathaniel,* Oct, 7, 1785, m. Dolly Ball, r. Northboro'. 

298. IV. Alice,* March 11, 1787, m. Seth Rice; had Lucy, m. T. T. 
Farnsworth of Milford. 
671. 299. V. Josiah,* Esq., Sept. 1, 1788, m. with Elizabeth Fisk, entered 
Sept. 9, 1814. 
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112 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

300. VI. Lucy C.,^ Sept. 27, 1789, m. Jesse Morse of Marlboro'; 2(1, | 

Nathan White, rs. Spencer. \ 

VII. Nancy,® Oct. 1, 1791, died yoniifr. 

301. viii. Nancy,^ Dec. 2, 1792, m. Maj. Eli Prouty, rs. Spencer. 

302. IX. Emery,® April 6, 1794, d. 1^20, m. Lucy Corbett ; had no issue. 

303. X. Mind\vell,6 May 5, 1796, m. Abrahanti Brigham. 

XI. Winslow,® Dec. 11, 1797, d. unm. 1818, at Quincv. 

304. XII. Lydia C,® Aug. 11, 1799, d. 1837, m. Tho. Farnsworth, r. Wore' 

99. 305. Jonas,* settled at N. Brookfield, and rm. to Bakersfield, Vt., m. Annah, 
alias Hannah Draper, fr. Watertown ; and 2d, Nov. 10, 1780, Polly 
Wyman, and had, 
674. 306. I. Michael,® March 2, 1772, d. 1802, m. Polly Tyler. 
678. 307. II. Eli,® Dec. 14, 1774, d. April 7, 1848, m. Marv Harrington. 

308. III. Hannah,® July 7, 1776, m. Col. HoUey Taylor, r. St. Albans, d. s. p. 
IV. Sally ,6 Dec. 7, 1778, d. unm. ; v. Patty,® April 27, 1780. 
683, 309. VI. Jonas,6 March 14, 1782, m. Eunice Billings. 
689. 310. VII. Luther,® May 15, 1785, d. Aug. 28, 1856, m. Eunice Hawlev. 
700. 311. VIII. Asa,® b. 1786 ; ix. Betsey,® b. 1788, d. young. 
705. 312. x. Cheney,® b. 1793. 



100. 313. Eli,* A. M. After his graduation at Dart. Col., in 1778, engaged in 
merchandizing at Lancaster, and about 8 years afterwards failed. 
He subsequently called on his brother at Bakersfield, Vt. with a 
team and load of goods en route for Canada. He was known to 
liave taken the ice-i'oad on Lake Champlain, but was never heard 
of afterwards, having, in the opinion of his friends, been lost iail 
the lake. He left no family. 



101. 314. Edward,* m. , r. Milton, Vt. ; had, 

315. I. William,® about 1780. 

316. II. Edward,® 1782, r. St. Albans ; had, 1. Edward,'' 1813; 2. Dan- 

id P.,' 1814; 3. Lucian V.,' 1817; 4. Phineas P.,' 1818; 5. 
Leander D.,' 1820 ; 6. Lucian N.,' 1827 ; 7. Charles A.,' 1829. 
323. III. Baker,® 1786 ; iv. Lorin,® 1788, father of £1071,' b. 1822. 
V. Miller,® 1793. 

102. 327. Barnabas,* liad, i. Henry^ ; n. Otis® ; iii. Nancy.® ' 



103. 328. Aiitipas* rm. to Bakersfield or St. Albans, Vt., m. 1st, Hepsibathr 

liri^ham, (Ch. I, No. 17U,) who d. March 11,1789; and 2d,! 

Lyilia Cutler, wlio d. June 16, 1798 ; and 3d, in 1799, Julia Whit-l 

ney ; and 4tl), Mary Hall, and had, 

829. I. Nahum,® April 8, 1781, and no further reported. 

330. II. Wm.,® Dec. 24, 1782 ; iii. Nelle.® July 2, 1784, and ditto. 

331. IV. Antipas,G M;irch 4, 17S6 ; v. Hephzibah,® Jan. 11, 1788. 
VI. Persis,® March 9, 1789. 

332. VII. Ren.sselaer or Ransy,® Aug. 2, 1791, by 2d wife, Lydia Cutler. 

333. VIII. Fiydia,® m. Aaron Bliss of Warren. 

IX. Mary,® July 7, 1796, d. mini, at Hardwick. 



104. 334. Daniel,' Dr.. pnieticed metlicine, and r. in Northboro', i5erlin, andi 
Marlboro', where he last lived. The part which lie acted in publici 



I.] BRIGHAM. 113 

affairs has not been investigated. He is said to have ranked high 
in his profession, wliich is indicated by the distance he was called 
in consultations. He m. Anna Munroc; of Norlhboro', and had, 
I. Persis Baker,* April '2G, 1784, at Nortliboro', and d. 1818. 
335. II. Barnabas,* April 14, 1786, m. Mary Fife, and iid, Mary Rice, r. 

on tlie homestead in Marlboro'; had, 1. Ahii^ait^ 1825; 2. 

Mani A.,' 1826; 3. Win. F.,' 1829; 4. Mmdwell, 1832; 5. 

AddiiiiTton M.,' 1837. 
338. III. Daniel,* Jan. 27, 1788, d. Nov. 29, 1841 ; m. Sarah M. Barnard, 

1813, and had, at Marlboro', 1. Charles Amorv/ Sept. 26, 1814 ; 

2. Persis B.,'' January 7, 1816 ; 3. Elizabeth "B.,^ Oct. 21, 1817, 

d. Dec. 23, 1835; 4. Edward F.,^ July 22, 1819; 5. Sarah 

Ann,^ April 2, 1821 ; 6. Hannah B.,'' June 13, 1823, d. Oct. 

29, 1825; 7. Daniel L.,'' Oct. 18, 1825, d. Sept. 6, 1827; and 

perhaps 8. Dexter.'' 

341. IV, Anna,* Aug. 8, 1790, m. Capt. Prentice Keyes, r. Northboro'. 

342. V. Lois,* April 14, 1793, m. Theophilus Nurse of Berlin. 

343. VI. Abraham Munroe,* March 25, 1796, m. Mindwell Brigham, rs. 

VVestboro', and has, 1. Caroline M.,^ 1823 (d.) ; 2. Lvdia M.,'' 
1824, m. Rev. Solomon Fay of Dayton, O. ; 3. Henry ,^ 1828, (d.) 

105. 345. David* settled on a farm, a part of the extensive homestead of his 
grandfather, David, and resided near the Reform School. His 
place is being rendered classical by the friendly meetings there of 
his descendants, and others of the Brigham race. He m. Lucy 
Harrington of VVestboro', sister of Lawyer Nahum H., a very supe- 
rior woman, who proved a mother in Israel, and in every sense a 
mother to his cliildren. Long may her memory be cherisiied. 
They had, 

I. Otis,* 1788, m. Abigail Bates, and 2d, Adaline Bates. 
II. Elmer,* 1790, d. 1796. 

III. Arethusa,* 1792, m. Rev. John M. Putnam of Dunstable ; has, 
1. Antonelte' ; 2. Miltoii' ; 3. George MJ ; 4. Carlton,^ ; 
5. Jennie' ; 6. Henry' ; 7. AnthonJ 
714. 355. IV. David,* Rev., 1794, m. Elizabeth H. Durfee. 

356. V. Hannah,* 1796, m. Silas Paine of Randolph ; has, 1. Silas BJ 
(d.) ; 2. Nanc})^ m. Wm. Johnson ; 3. Silas HJ 
718. 359. VI. Elmer,* Hon., 1798, m. Betsey Parker, rs. Westboro'. 
723. 360. VII. HoUoway,* Capt., 1801, m. Francis Read, rs. Northboro'. 

361. VIII. Lucy H.,6 1805, m. Benj. Pond, M. D. (d.) rs. VVestboro' ; had, 
1. 'Alfred,' March 1, 1836, d. Nov. 3, 1856; 2. Lucy Gale,' 
April 16, 1839. 
363. IX. Martha,* 1808, m. Harrison O. Fay, rs. Westboro' ; had, 1. 
Albert E.; b. Aug. 11, 1835. 



106. 365. Joseph,* m. Lucv Warren, b. 1769 ; had, 
I. Lowth,* 1790 ; II. Harriet,* 1795. 



Stephen,* Capt., was a very pious church member. Among his nu- 
merous descendants of three generations it is ascertained that one 
only is known to have ever fallen into immoral habits, while many, 
like him, have been created living members, to verify the promise 
to the faithful and their seed. Alarming is the contrast in other 



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cases, where I have made the search in vain for one instance of 
hopeful consecration in five successive generations. He m. at 
Fitzwilliam, Feb. 1, 1781, Sarah Harrington, fr. Framingham, b. 
Jan. 14, 1754, d. Nov. 15, 1841, and resided at Fitzwilliam, N. H. 
until 1790, when he removed to Westmoreland, N. Y., and from 
thence, about 1812, to Vernon, Oneida Co., where, Oct. 11, 1849, 
he slept with his fathers, aged 95 yrs. 5 mos. He had, 
727. 369. I. SuUivan,^ Dea., Dec. 29, 1781, m. Amanda Spalding. 

370. II. Stephen,^ Capt., April 11, 1783, d. July 24, 1850, m. 1st, widow 

; 2d, Elizabeth Stevens, by whom he had, 1. Richard 

H. Lee' ; 2. George Waslmigtoii' ; 3. John Quincy Adams? 

375. in. Arethusa,^ March 18, 1785, d. Aug. 28, 1794. 

376. IV. Polly,* Aug. "18" or "21", 1786, m. Barney Spalding, r. 

Rutland, N. Y. 

377. V. Sally,* April 24, 1788, d. 1818, at Denmark, N. Y., m. Eben- 

ezer Cheever. 

730. 378. VI. John,* Dea., March 24, 1790, m. Susan Moore, r. Ogden, N. Y. 

VII. Lucinda,* May 8, 1792, died Aug. 26, 1794. 
379. VIII. Electa,* Mar. 3, '94, m. Leon. Moore, fr. Union, Ct., rs. Utica ; has, 

1. Alexander H.^ of the able firm. Dibble, Work & Moore, 

New York ; has Wm. L. and Frederick, rs. New York. 

2. Lansing C.^ rs. Utica, has Henry B. and Horatio S. 

3. Electa.'' 

123. 380. Stephen,* m. Jemima Snow, and 2d, Wilder, r. W. Boyls. ; had, 

381. I. Edmund,* m. Mary Brooks, fr. Wor. ; 2d, Wid. Plympton ; had, 

1. Stephen,'' m. Betsey Lee, and 6 daus. by 1st wife; and, 

2. Frederick? rs. Worcester, and 2 daus. bv 2d wife. 

731. 384. 11. Jabez,* b. 1776, d. 1834, m. Nancy Kingsbury,' r. Worcester. 

385. III. Sally,* m. Gershom Flagg, r. Boylston. 

386. IV. Stephen,* m. Lucy White fr. Roxbury, r, a merchant, Boston. 

387. V. Dolly,6 by 1st wf., m. Rev. Reu. Ball, and 2, Libby, r. Me. , 

734. 388. VI. Levi,* June 8, 1777, m. Eunice Munroe, and 2d, Frances Mun-ll 

roe, rs. Boston. 
389. VII. Lucinda,* by 2d wf., m. Simon Plympton of W. Boyls. and d. s. p. 

124. 390. Joseph."" m. March, 1766, Lydia Barnes, r. Northboro', and had, 
391. I. Lydia,* Aug. 16, 1766 ; ii. Lucy,* Dec. 31, 1771, no further rep.j 

735. 392. III. Joseph,* " Jun." m. Sarah Wood, and r. Marlboro'. 



130. 393. Gershom,^ Dr., practiced in Westboro', m. Esther Belknap; had, 

394. 1. Sally,* m. Silas Witherbee, r. Westboro', had, 1. Jcnniah? rs. 
Boston ; 2. Joel? rs. New York ; 3. Jesse? rs. ditto ; and 2 
daus. r. Westboro'. 
399. II. Patty,* m. Ebenczer Belknap, r. Boston; had, 1. George? (d.) ; 

2. Martha? m. Benj. H. Goodeli, rs. Worcester ; 3. Eunice^ 
m. Ammon Gate of Boston ; 4. Louisa? m. Capt. James Paxton, 
rs. Baltimore. 

403. III. Jesse,* who d. unm. in Worcester. 
736. 404. IV. Joseph,* m. Hannah Hardy. 

V. Benjamin,* twin-br. to Joseph, m. Lucy Hardy ; had, 1. Lorin^ 
(I. young; 2. Susan L.? m. Wm. L. Knowltoii, rs. Shrewsbury;- 

3. Mary? m. Henry4^. Pratt ; 4. (hreii 11? rs. Dorchester. 



405. 



I.] BRIGHAM. 115 

409. VI. Nathaniel,' m. Nancy Brown, rs. Wcstboro' ; liad, 1. Harriet''; 

'Z. MaricP ; 3. Jiuia^ pr. r. in Provitience. 
413. VII. Josiali,' Col., m. Azubali Boeton of Wcstboro', liad, 1. Aupiista,^ 

m. and rs. 1^'ovidence ; '2. Josiah,' m. Maynard, rs. W'estb. 

137. 415. Caleb,* b. at the original homestead of Thomas^ in Marlboro', yet 

standing, r. in Marlb., and held town oflices as late as 1776. lie iiad, 
416. I. Hannah,' April 17, 1767, m. Esq. dates of New Marlboro'. 
II. Dorothv,' Ang. 27, 1770, died unmarried. 
737. 417. in. Willard,' Oct. 7, 1772, d. Aug. 28, 1835, m. Betsey Russell. 

IV. Francis,'' Aug. 25, 1776, d. Nov. 24, 1796, a mem. of Har. Univ. 
741. 418. V. Caleb,' Dec. 26, 1778, d. Aug. 17, 1842, m. Martha Brigham. 
419. VI. David,' March 8, 1781, m. Betsey Trowbridge, rm. to New York. 
Has a son,' a printer, or editor, in Albany. 

138. 420. Benajah,* r. first in Wcstboro', where he was chosen on a school 

committee in 1778, and afterward in Marlboro', where he was 
constable in 1785. He m. Abigail Bent, b. Jan. 29, 1754, a 
descendant of the distinguished Peter Bent ; had, 
I. Annas,' Mar. 15, '72, m. Jona. Barnard, r. Lancaster, had 6 chil. 

746. 421. II. Benajah,' .June 7, 1774, at Westboro', m. Sarah Lancaster; 2d, 
Turner. 

752. 422. III. Ephraim,' July 2, 1776, m. Hannah Twitchell. 

756. 423. IV. Peter W'.,« Mav 10, 1779, d. Julv 24, 1831, m. Lydia Valentine. 

759. 424. V. Jabez,' Marciri2, 1781, m. Sophia Hunt; 2d, Phebe Wheeler. 

425. VI. Mary,' July 4, 1784, m. Wm. Lancaster ; and 2d, Rev. 

, rs. New Salem. 

426. VII. Zenas,' March 20, 1786, m. Nancy Mann, r. West Medway. 

427. VIII. John,' Sept. 16, 1790, m. and removed to the West. 

IX. Wm.,' Dec. 28, 1792, at Marlboro', d. Oct. 9, 1818, at Westboro'. 



140. 428. Gershom,* m. Mav 23, 1782, Sarah Allen, r. Northboro' ; had, 

429. I. Leonard,' July 16, 1785 ; ii. Polly,' Oct. 17, 1786. 
HI. Sarah,' May 16, 1789. 

430. IV. Elisha,' Oct. 22, 1792. 

431. V. Benjamin Baxter,' Mav 28, 1795. 



145. 432. Stephen,* m. 1st, ; 2d, Hannah Field, r. Mansfield, Ct. 

433. I. Eunice,' b. Feb. 15, 1776, d. June 9, 1841, m. Feb. 23, 178-, 

Elijah Royce, r. Woodstock. 

II. Asenath,' m. Wright ; iii. Anna,' m. Parker. 

IV. Lucretia,' (by 1st wife,) m. Isaac Morey. 
V. Elizabeth,' (by 2d wife,) m. Spalding. 

434. VI. Stephen,' Feb, 5, 1774, m. Huldah Freeman ; 2d, Elizabeth 

Huntington, and now, in his 86tli year, resides, in good health, 
at Mansfield, Ct. ; had, 

1. Mary Ann,'' m. Chester Royce, r. Weathersfield, Vt. 

2. Betsey,'' m. Horace Nye, rs. his wid. at Mansfield, Ct. 

3. Julia,^ m. Otis Sweet (d.), resides at Mansfield, Ct. 

4. John,'' April 26, 1810, rs. unm. a merchant in Boston. 

5. Williom Pitt,'' March 16, 1813, m, Anna F. Fuller, rs. a 

trader in Boston ; has Anna F.,' and Mary T.* 
VII. Hannah,' resides, single^jn Mansfield, Ct. 



116 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

VIII. Clarissa,^ m. Gerry Russ ; and 2d, Storrs (d.), rs. Coventry. 

435. IX. Elisha,^ (d.), m. ; had EHsha,' and 2 daus. rs. N. Y. 

436. X. SpofTord,^ m. Myrick, rs. s. p. Rockville, Ct. 

XI. Polly/ d. April 27, 1807, aged 22, m. Cephas Dunham, rs. Wil- 

lington, left Lewis B.,^ r. W. Country. 
XII. Sally,^ d. June 27, 1808, aged 20. 



148. 437. Thomas,-'' m. Susanna Eels, who d. June 21, 1813, r. Coventry, Ct.; had, 

438. J. Alexander,^ d. about 1837, r. Brownsville, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 

had 1 son and 4 daughters. 

439. II. Orlean,^ who resided, about 1830, in Chenango Co., N. Y. 

440. III. Don Ferdinand,* r. Cov., Ct., m. Lois Palmer, had a large family. 
826. 441. IV. Royal,* b. Sept. 27, 1780, d. March 27, 1858, m. Hannah Tracy. 

V. Eunice,* who d. of a consumption at Cov., Ct., 1805, ag. ab. 20. 

150. 442. Paul,* Lt. Gov., entered the Continental Army as Capt., Jan. 1, 1777, 
and served 4 years in Col. Chandler's regiment, afterwards com- 
manded by Col. Isaac Sherman, and received his discharge April 
22, 1781. He was in the battles of Germantown, Fort Mifflin and 
Monmouth. In 1782 he removed from Coventry, Ct. to Norwich, 
Vt., where he was town clerk, 1784-96; high sheriff of Windsor 
county 5 years, and chief justice of the county court for an equal 
term. He was a Maj. Gen. of the militia of Vermont, and several 
years a member of her Legislature and Executive Council, and for 
20 years her Lieutenant Governor. He m. Lydia Sawyer, of He- 
bron, Ct., who d. Sept. 19, 1838, aged 93 years. He d. June 15, 
1824, aged 79. They had, 

765. 443. I. Thomas,* Dr., b. 1769, d. 1844, at Wavne, Kennebec Co., Me. 

767. 444. II. Don J.,* Mar. 24, 1774, d. at Norwich,^^^, Dec. 28, 1856, a. 82. 

774. 445. III. Paul W.,* b. Oct. 26, 1776, m. Mary Ayers, rs. Norwich. 
446. IV. Lydia,* who m. Joseph Lathrop, rs. Middlesex, Vt. 

152. 447. Gershom,* who was born in 1750, at Coventry, where he died, with- 
out issue, at the age of 84 years, related, as showing a custom and 
style of his day, that, when 4 years old, being left at his grand- 
father Uriah's, in charge of the house, while all the family attended 
meeting on a Sabbath, he grew uneasy and pursued after them ; 
and on arriving at the cliurch, built in the stijle of its daij, he pulled 
the Jntck string of the door, and recovered a more appro|)riate place 
upon his graiKlfather's knee during the rest of the service. 

158. 448. Don Carlos,'' m. June 7, 1789, Marv Greenlcaf, r. Mansfield, Ct.; had, 

449. 1. Nonnond,'^ M. I)., March 7, 1790, m. Pamelia Dunham, rs. at 

Mansfield,(?) s. p. A physician of professional eminence and ex- 
tensive practice. He has served the |)ublic in various offices, 
and repeatedly represented M. in the legislatur(! of Connecticut. 
11. Gurdon,* April 23, 1792, and died June 11, 1804. 

450. III. Mary,* Feb. 12, 1794. m. Jolin Kingsbury, r. Tolland. 

784. 451. IV. Chailes,* .Fan. 29, 1797, d. Jan. 10, 1836, m. Nov. 7, 1824, 
Betsey l^oyce, r. Tolland. 
V. David,^ March 10, 1802, died Jan. 19, 1804. 

452. VI. Eli/a Kipley,'" April 3, 1805, m. Richmond Lovct, r. Tolland. 

453. VII. Susan Ann,* Dec. 31, 1807, m. John Gager, r. Tolland. 




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■ 159. 454. Ceplias,^ m. " Amelia" Robertson, 1786, whose family were fr. New- 
bury, Mass., wlio d. 1845, a. 81, r. Coventry, wliorc be held many 
town ofl'iccs, and was elected member of tlie General Assembly of 
Connecticut. 

455. I. Anna,^ who m. Roderick Dimock, r. Coventry. 

456. II. Lucia,^ who m. Horace Russ, r. Coventry. 

457. III. Sally,* who m. Artemas Russ, r. Coventry. 

458. IV. Uriah,* who m. Emily Wright, 2d, Harriet Nye, rs. s. p. at Cov. 
786. 459. V. Daniel R.,* who m. Eliza Needham, r. Coventry. 

460. VI. Eveline L.,* who m. Gurdon Fuller, r. Vernon. 

461. VII. Maria,* who m. Levi Allen, r. Mansfield. 

462. VIII. Emily,* who m. Roderick Dimock, r. Coventry. 

463. IX. Julia,* who m. Abner Mason, r. Coventry. 

464. X. Edwin G.,* who m. Mariette Perrin,r. Vernon, had, 1. Arthur'' ; 

2. EWm' or Ella' ; 3. Mary.' 



162. 465. Moses,* A. M., settled as a merchant in Hanover, N. H., where, about 

1800, he became embarrassed, and closed business. In 1801 he 
removed, with his brother-in-law Tiffany and most of his family, to 
London District, C. W., and with him embarked in landed specu- 
lation on an extended scale, having purchased the " Delaware 
Property" on the river Thames. This was doubtless the most 
useful event of his life; for he drew thither excellent settlers from 
the Slates, who carrinrl with them the lamp of life into a country 
dark as Heathendom, which their children and grandchildren are 
now trimming. He took no bishop with him, nor imported any 
from the skies through Rome, else we had heard of the results, if 
there had been any, but not a word of his instrumentality. He m. 
Sept. 9, 1781, Wealthy Johnson, of Lebanon, N. H., who d. Jan. 9, 
179(», aged 30; and 2d, Lucinda Titliiny, dau. of Dr. Gideon T. 
of Hanover, originally from Attleboro', Mass. He d. at Delaware, 
near London, C. W., Aug. 13, 1814^ aged 61 years. 

466. I. Wealthy Clarinda,^ June 29, 1782, d. June 7, 1841, m. 1808, 
John ilam, Esq., A. M , of Gilmanton, N. H. 
787. 467. II. Bela Brewster,^ Col., Feb. 4, 1784, m. Hannah Davenport. 

• III. Susan Laurinda,^ March 2, 1786, m. John Munroe, fr. Marlboro', 

who d. Nov. 1, 1856, at Northampton, where she rs. with herch. 
IV. John Hartman,^ June 6, 1788, d. Aug. 13, 1790 ; by 1st wife. 

468. V. Fanny Lucinda,^ by 2d wife, m. Seneca Allen, rs. Michigan. 

469. VI. Lucy Malinda,^ (d.), m. Abraham Truax (d.), r. Michigan. 

470. VII. George Dean,' (d.), m. Fanny Huston, r. Michigan. 
VIII. Maria,' died in Michigan, unmarried. 

471. IX. Sophia,' m. Carlos Colton, rs. Toledo, O. 

163. 472. Phineas,* m. Lydia Batherick, r. Westboro', and had, 

473. I. Eli,' May 23, 1780, m. Dulcena ; had Lvdia," Oct. 3, 

1804, at Grafton. 
793. 474. 11. Phineas,' March 28, 1782, m. Lydia Wilkins, r. Marlboro'. 
601. 475. III. Willard,' Sept. 20, 1784, d. Oct. 14, 1859, m. Betsey Sherman, 
r. Sutton. 
IV. Lydia,' Sept. 23, 1787, d. yg. ; v. Nahum,' Feb. 10, '90, d. yg. 



802. 



VI. Stephen,' June 3, 1792, d. at Westb., unm. aged 23 or 24 years. 
476. III. Lambert,' June 7, 1794, d. ab. 1833, m. Sophia Buck, r. Sterling. 



118 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

167. 477. Joseph,* A. M., Esq., studied law with Hon. Levi Lincoln, senior, of 
Worcester, and opened an office in Marlboro', where, and in adja- 
cent towns, he practiced until after the death of his wife in 1806. 
He subsequently removed to Albany, N. Y., and from thence, after 
the war of 1812, to Canada, where he d. Sept. 14, 1821, and was 
interred by the grave of his brother Moses, at Delaware, Lond. Dis. 
He^m. Sally Woods, b. June 7, 1776, d. Feb. 21, 1806, leaving a 
family of young children, who were well cared for without the peril 
of a second marriage. He had, 

478. I. Eliza Chandler,^ Jan. 27, 1795, (d.), m. Martin L. Stow, Esq., 

A. M., r. Northboro'. 
II. Lydia Vose,^ April 19, 1796, d. unmarried. May 11, 1821. 

479. III. Sally Clarinda,^ Jan. 29, 1798, m. John Getting, r. Marlboro' ; 

had, 1. Jolm Francis," May 4, 1822 ; 2. Joseph CLtrenden^ 
April 14, 1825; 3. Sarah B.,' Feb. 23, 1828; 4. Charles 
William,' Aug. 21, 1833 ; 5. Marij Caroline, Feb. 9. 1836 ; 
6. Henry £.,« May 13, 1840. 

480. IV. Joseph Clarenden,^ Dec. 20, 1800, m. Hannah Lincoln, r. North- 

field ; has, 1. Joseph L.^ ; 2. Hannah A} 
V. Moses Woods,^ Dec. 18, 1802, murdered in a P. O. in Texas. 
IV. Francis Lincoln,'' July 21, 1803, d. unm. a dentist, at New Bedf. 

481. VII. Caroline Maria,^ Feb. 20, 1805, m. Richard Farwell, Esq., A. M., 

(d.),rs. Marlboro'; had, 1. John M.,' Dec. 2, 1825, rs. Marlb.; 
2. Lucy W.,' May 6, 1827, (d.), m. S. E.Morton; 3. Willard 
Brigham,^ Jan. 26, 1829, rs. an Editor, at San Francisco, Cal. 



169. 482. Nathan,^ m. Frances Brigham, dan. of George B., r. Southboro' ; had, 
I. Mary Mills,^ July 22, 1805, d. Aug. 15, 1811. 
483. II. Susanna Maria,^ April 5, 1807, m. Lincoln Brigham, rs. Westb. i 



171. 484. Edmund,* m. Mary Martin, b. Nov. 24, 1762, d. May 2, 1835, dau. of 
John M., son of Rev. John Martyn, the first minister of Northboro', 
who m. Mary Marrett, from Cambridge. He removed fr. VVestboro' 
to Gerry, (now Phillipstown,) July, 1782, and fr. Gerry to Temple- 
ton, 1790, where he d. April 22, 1841. He was by trade a saddler,, 
but farming became his chief occupation. He had, • 

485. I. Polly,^ Feb. 6, 1780, m. Sylvester Fay, r. Southboro'. 

803. 486. II. John,'' June 7, 1782, at Westb., who rn. 1st, Rebecca Smith. 

III. P'.dmund,7 March 28, 1785, at Gerry, died April, 1785. J 

487. IV. Betsey,^ Nov. 8, 1787, at Gerry, d. 185-, m. Ni.xon Ball of Southb. 
V. Abigail,^ Sept. 25, 1789, at Gerry, died unmarried. 

804. 488. VI. Lyscoin,^ March 28, 1792, d. No"v. 19, 1844, m. Betsey Preston. 

805. 489. VII. P^ilward,'' May 26, 1795, m. Laura Cummings. 

490. VIII. Susan H.,^ July 10, 1798, m. .Tames ArnoUrof Ikiston, (d.) 

IX. Dexter,^ Aug. 20, 1800, d. unm. Nov. 4, 1832, at Whitingham. 

491. X. Roxanal),'' July 30, 1803, unm., rs. Boston. 
XI. lufautj Dec. 28, d. Dec. 29, 1804. 

806. 492. XII. Lewis,' June 4, 1806, m. Martha (Hagar) Holbrook. 

173. 493. Samufl,^ m. Ly.lia Bull of Westboro', who d. March 16 or 24, 1827, 
resided at Wuterford, Mc, and latterly at Westboro'; had, 

494. I. Ilollis,^ fl. yg. ; ii. Lucy,^ m. Amos Smith, r. Waterford, Me. 

495. III. Samuel,^ m. Hannah Stevens; 2d, Lovina Peterson. 



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496. IV. Polly^ resides, unmarried, in Hopkinton. 

497. V. Lvsconi,^ ni. Experience Dudley, rs. Hopkinton. 

498. VI. George,^ Dea., Jan. 23, WJ'S, d". May 19, 184i>, m. Nelle Fay, 

dau. of Kobe rt Fay of Soutiiboro', rs. Westboro' ; had, 

499. 1. Harrison,^ m. Susan Neat, rs. Westboro'. 

500. 2. Georse B.,^ m. Caroline Lekuid ; 'M, Mary Homer. 

501. 3. Charles A.," rs. California. 

4. Clarissa £.' (d.) m. George .lohnson, rs. Framingham. 

502. 5. Samuel i?.,* m. , rs. Westboro'. 

6. Harriet D.," (d.) m. Levi Smith, r. Westboro'. 

503. VII. Bryant,^ d. July 8, 1848, m. Betsey Dudley ; 2d, Mary Smith, 

r. Westboro'. 

504. vHi. Levi,^ d. March, 1832, m. Betsey Mixer, fr. Southb., r. Boston. 

505. IX. Naluim,' Jan. 1798, m. Lucv Blood, fr. Grolon, rs. Boston ; had, 

1. T//owms J., « July 29,1824; 2. Lucu /!«»,* June 8, 1824, 
m. Horace Phillbrook; 3. Sarali £.,' Doc. 2, 1833, m. Frank- 
lin Smith. 

506. X. Anlipas,^ Jan. 1800, m. Mercy I\Iorton, fr. Plvmouth, rs. Plym. 

507. XI. Lincoln,^ Nov. 22, 1801, m. March 20, 1831, Susanna M. Brig- 

ham, dau. of Nathan and Frances of Southboro', rs. Westboro'; 
had Frances yl.,^ Nov. 6, 1838, rs. Boston. 
XII. Sophia,^ Sept. 1804, d. unmarried, at Boston, aged 28. 

508. XII). Thomas J.,^ Aug. 1806, m. Eliza Cowdcn ; has, 1. James H.« ; 

2. Dexter.* 

509. XIV. Dexter,^ Sep\24, 1808, m. Sept. 16, 1834, Martha W. Brigham, 

dau. of Pierpont, rs. on her father's homestead in the N. E. 
part of Westboro' ; had, 

1. Marion Sophia,' March 26, 1835, d. Feb. 18, 1841. 

2. Adaliza,^ Oct. 20, 1839; 3. Mary EHzabcfh,^ Aug. 8,'43. 
4. Dexter Pierpont," Oct. 14, 1845 ; 5. Albert,' July 11, '46. 

6. Ella Sophia,' June 14, 1848. 

7. Lora,' March 26, 1851, d. Aug. 30, 1851. 



175. 510. Lyscom,* Dea., m. Patty Fay, dau. of Benj. F. of AVestboro', r. first 

in Pelham, and afterwards in Shutesbury, v/here he was deacon of 
• a Baptist Church, and ihey both died. 

511. I. Benjamin F. Brigham,^"trader, of Springfield, Mass., is his son. 

176. 512. Pierpont,^ r. on a farm in N. E. part of Westboro', and d. Oct. 6, 

1836, a 56. He m. Anna Warren, dau. of John W. of W.; had, 

513. I. Anna E.,^ who m. Charles Briiiham of Grafton. 

514. II. Martha W.,^ b. April 3, 1813, m. De.xter Brigham, 2d, rs. Wcstb. 

179. 515. Dexter,* Esq., a trader, and long advantageously known to the travel- 
ling community as an Innholder; now lives retired at Westboro'. 
He m. March 28, 1816, Catherine Warren, dau. of John W., who d. 
Nov. 13, 1825 ; and 2d, Mary Ann Gould, b. .Ian. 24, 1804, and m. 
Jan. 1, 1827, dau. of Willard' Gould of Westboro', and had, 

516. I. Catherine W.,' Dec. 11, 1816, d. March 19, 1849, m. Daniel 

Mitchell of Bridgewater ; had, 1. William'; 2. Daniel.' 

517. II. Dexter,^ Jun., Jan. 23, 1819, m. Hannah Rockwood, dau. of Rev. 

Elisha R. of Westb., rs. San Francisco, Cal.; has, 1. Rochcood.' 

518. HI. Angeline,^ July 31, 1821, d. July 18, 1822. 

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120 URIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

519. IV. Angelina,^ Jan. 27, 1824, (by 1st wife,) m. also, Daniel Mitchell; 

lias,>l. Angeline,^ and rs. Ogden, Kan. 

520. V. Mary Aiin,^ Dec. 6, 1829, by 2d wife, rs. a teacher at Mount 

Holyokc Seminary. 

521. VI. Achsah E.,^ April 10, 1832, rs. a teacher in Riley Co., Kansas. 

522. VII. Charles Edmund,^ July 3, 1834, m. Elizabeth Gay, dau. of 

Pliineas Gav, I's. a merchant at Boston. 

523. VIII. Hcnrv Pierpont,'' Oct. 13, 1838, rs. at Westboro'. 

IX. Francis Augustus,^ May 23, 1841, d. Dec. 28, 1841. 

524. X. Sarah Louisa,^ Jan. 13, 1845. 

525. XI. Emma Augusta,^ June 24, 1849. 



181. 526. William,'' Lt., m. Sarah Baker, who d. his widow, at Southboro', 
March 14, 1850, aged 82 years. He had, at Southboro', 

527. I. Sally,'' Oct. 1, 1787, m. Larkin Newton, rs. Southboro'. 

528. IT. Baker,' Jan. 9, 1792, m. Fannv Fay, dau. of Nath. F. of S.; had, 

1. S. Maria,^ Feb. 26, 1820 or '21, m. Wm. H. Buck, rs. 
Southb.; has Frcmk H.,' GeorgeW.,' Wallace B.' 

529. 2. William Baker,' Nov. 16, 1827, m. Olive Fay, dau. of 

Charles Fay of Southboro', rs. Soutliboro'. 

186. 530. Ephraim,^ Col., settled in Marlboro', was for some time town treas- 
urer, &c., m. Lucv Rice, b. Dec. 21, 1774, m. Nov. 3, 1794, d. 
Feb. 20, 1814; and 2d, Mary Hubbard, fr. Leicester, b. Feb. 8, 
1789, m. March 15, 1815, rs. his wid. at Saxonville. He had, 

531. I. William C.,' Aug. 7, 1795, m. Lydia Rice, Dec. 4, 1817, rs. 

Wardsburv, Vt. 

532. II. Matthias,' Nov. 29, 1796, d. about 1854, at Cincinnati, O., m. 

Cart)line Grossman. 

533. III. Lucv,' Mar. 11, 1798, m. Luther Howe ; 2d, Jas. Howe, r. I\Iarlb. 

534. jv. EphVaim,' Oct. 21, 1799, m. Dec. 6, 1821, Soph. Howe, r. Medw. 

535. V. Harriet,' Mar. 14, 1801, m. Mirrick Phelps, (d.), r. M.; had, 

1. Edmund 1F.,« Sept. 13, 1822, m. Sept. 17, 1843, Hope- 

still C. Pond, rs. Mil ford. 

2. Susan £.,« April 12, 1824, m. April 5, 1849, Lewis L. 

Carter, rs. Berlin. 

3. Henry B.,' Dec. 15, 1825, m. May 6, 1849, Adeline P. 

Andrews, r. Roxburv. 

4. Harriet A.,^ March 17, 1827, m. Sept. 9, 1846, James M. 

Simonds, rs. Leicester. 

5. Sf.ep/icn D.," Dec. 3, 1828, m. June 25, 1850, Sarah 

Burr, rs. Milford. 
807. 536. VI. Sidn.'y,' Col., Dec. 28, 1802, d. June 17, 1840, in Georgia, m. 
Eli/.a H. Stevens, rs. IVIillbrd. 

537. VII. Elijah,' Nov. 17, 1804, m. Mary Locker, rs. Boston. 

538. VIII. Peter,' Sept. 18, 1806, m. Lyd'ia Maynard, rs. Cambridge. 

539. IX. Lydia,' June 2, 1809, m. Matthias Walker, rs. Northboro'. 

510. X. Sophia,' Dec. 5, 1811, (by 1st wf.,) m. Josiah Stone, rs. Saxonv. 
XI. Marv II.,' April 27, 1816, (bv 2d wife,) died unmarried. 

511. XII. June E.,7 Dec. 20, 1818, m. Samuel Kendall, rs. Natick. 

542. XIII. Caroline C.,' Dec. 22, 1821, m. Wm. Ingraham, rs. Watertown. 
XIV. Ciiarles C.,' April 9, 1824, died October 3, 1826. 



BRIGHAM. 121 

543. XV. Charles F./ June 5, 1829, m. , rs. Lowell or Lawrence, 

544. XVI. Lucius L./ Sept. 1, 1832, rs. unmarried, at ^^'o^cestt'r. 



187. 545. Willard,* m. Abigail Munroe, and settled in Rindge, N. H.; luul, 

546. I. Abigail,^ Mav 22, 1807, m. Livermore, rs. Brighton. 

547. II. Sally Fav,' May 5, 1809, m. Hill, rs. West Cambridge. 

548. III. Wiliard Chamberlain,^ April 10, 1811, rs. Rindge, N. H. 

194. 549. Ebenezer,^ m. Betsey Champney, who d. .Tune 22, 1799; and 2d, 
Elizabeth (Rice) Wilder, who d. Feb. 22, 1827, aged 65 ; and 3d, 
Molly Brigham, his cousin, who survived him. He resided at 
Southboro'; had, 

I. Samuel,^ Oct. 23, 1789, m. Lydia Ball, rs. homestead in Southb, 
II. Betsey,^ Feb. 28, 1792, (by 1st wife,) d. unmarried, aged 28. 

III. Curtis,^ March 17, 1801, m. Mary Ann Stevens. 

IV. Dana,^ Oct. 1802, m Miranda Fessenden, who d. March 8, 1835; 
and 2d, Susan (Flagg) Amsden, dau. of Elijah Flagg of South- 
boro', rs. on part of the homestead in Southboro'; had, 

1. Harriet il/.,^ Feb. 15, 1834, m. Curtis Hyde, resides at 
Southboro'. 
V. Elijah,^ who died unmarried, aged about 40. 



196. 553. Sylvester,® m. Patty Nichols, r. Southboro'; had, 

810. 554. I. Dennis,^ Dec.'lO, 1795, m. Roxa R. Fay, r. New York. 

555. II. Emily,'' Jan. 29, 1797, m. Newell Fellows, r. Westboro'. 

556. III. William A.,'' (formerly Ashbel,) Oct. 24, 1798, m. Lydia John- 

son, rs. Boston. 

811. 557. IV. Lowell,^ Dec. 6, 1800, buried April 27, 1840, m. Ann Johnson ; 

2d, Harriet Williams, rs. Southboro'. 

812. 558. V. Trowbridge,^ Sept. 27, 1802, m. Sarah F. Morse, rs. Southboro'. 

559. VI. Sophia,'' Sept. 17, 1804, m. Edmund Whipple ; 2d, Dea. Tuttle, 
r. Littleton. 

VII. Lyman,'' March 29, 1806, d. November 3, 1808. 
viii. Ruth,'' Feb. 26, 1809, d. Oct. 31, 1827, aged 18 years. 

560. IX. Harriet,^ April 11, 1811, m. James Williams, r. Southboro'. 
X. Otis,'' July 13, 1813, d. Nov. 28, 1836, aged 23. 



561. Elijah,^ Capt., m. Sophia Houghton, who d. Jan. 25, 1816; and 2d, 

Jane Fisk, who d. March, 1852. Capt. Elijah now rs. in Southb., 
in his 84th year, in the enjoyment of good health and much bodily 
vigor, having led a life of^ activity and enterprise. From 1803 to 
1813 he kept a store and tavern in Southboro'. He afterwards 
kept the Black Horse tavern in Boston, and was sometime engaged 
in the forwarding business. He had, 
I. Seleucus,^ Aug. 21, 1805, d. March 31, 1806. 

562. II. Mary Sophia,^ Jan. 27, 1809, rs. a teacher in Boston, unmarried. 
III. Adaliza,^ Oct. 16, 1811, d. unmarried, 1835. 

563. IV. Elijah Sparhawk,* April 20, 1813, m. Sarah Rogers; has 

564. Edwin* and resides in Boston. 

565. V. Angeline Amanda,^ Nov. 1819, rs. unm. a teacher in Boston. 

566. VI. Rosalinda Malvina,^ b. also Nov. 1819, rs. unmarried a teacher 

iu Boston. 



122 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

201. 567. Lincoln,* r. at Cambridge, but d. at Troy, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1831, 
aged 51. He m. June 13, 1802, Lucy Forbes, b. June 3, 1779, 
d. Oct. 21, 1837, at Worcester, aged 58, dau. of Elisba and Han- 
nah (Flagg) Forbes of Westboro', and had, 

568. I. Lucy Maria,^ b. April 28, 1803, m. Sept. 11, 1834, Rev. David 

Peabody of Lynn, afterwards Professor of Rhetoric and Belles- 
Lettres at Dartmouth College, where he died October 17, 1839. 
She next m. Rev. Daniel L. Furbur, who resides as pastor at 
Newton Centre. 

569. II. Joseph Lincoln,^ b. Nov. 15, 1804, m. Nov. 14, 1830, Sally Gay 

Wheeler, b. June 13, 1808, dau. of John and Mary (Scamniell) 
Wheeler, formerly of Medway. Her father was a highly - 
esteemed merchant of Cambridgeport, and for a series of years 
of the well-known firm of Wheeler, Gay & Griggs. Her 
mother was descended from the ancient families of Rockwood, 
Corbett, and Scammell of Mendon, whose distinction had been 
coeval with the early settlement of that town, and whose seats 
were in what has become Milford and Bellingham. [See my 
History of Sherborn and Holliston.] Mr. Joseph L. Brigham 
resides at Roxbury, and transacts business as a merchant in 
Boston. He had, 

1. Mary," b. Nov. 27, 1831, m. May 25, 1854, Robert C. M. 

Bowles of Roxbury ; has 2 children. 

2. Daniel Webster,^ June 20, 1833, d. Sept. 3, 1836. 

3. John Scammell," Dec. 19, 1835, d. Dec. 14, 1836. 

4. Lucy Forbes," Nov. 25, 1839. 

5. Hannah Scammell," Aug. 3, 1841. 

6. Dana Bullard," April 25, 1845. 

570. III. Erastus Forbes,'' b. Aug. 26, 1807, m. Oct. 17, 1832, Sophia 

De Wolf Homer, dau. of Andrew Le Pierre Homer of Cam- 
bridge ; resides in Woburn, and does mercantile business in 
Boston ; had, 

1. Emeline De Wolf," Feb. 14, 1834, at Trov, N. Y. 

2. Sophia Homer," Oct. 18, 1835, at Troy, d. Nov. 28, 1848, 

at Cambridge. 

3. Le Grand Bliss," Aug. 31, 1838, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4. Joseph Lincoln," Dec. 3, 1840, at Brooklyn. 

5. Frances Homer," April 3, 1847, at Brooklyn, d. Feb. 3, 

1848, at Cambridge. 

6. Andreio Le Pierre H." July 13, 1850, at Cambridge. 

571. IV. Elijah Dana,^ b. Aug. 17, 1813, resides a merchant at Boston, 

unmarried, 

572. V. Lucy Forbes,'' Sept. 9, 1818, m. Aug. 19, 1839, John P. Bul- 

lard, A. M., Esq., b. Nov. 30, 1809, d. at Clinton, La. [See 
my Genealogy of the Bullards, p. 28.] Had, 

1. John Lincoln," Aug. 17, 1840, at Cambridge, now a 

member of Harvard University. 

2. Da7in," June 5, 1842, d. Sept. 26, 1844. 

573. VI. Lincoln Flagg,^ Hon., b. Oct. 4, 1819, at Cambridge, was de- 

signed by ills father for mercantile pursuits, and placed in the 
counting-room of Samuel Austin, Jun. of Boston, where he 
remained two years. He left the store in the autunm of 1837, 
and, under the tuition of his late brother-in-law, Rev. David 




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I.] BRIGHAM. 123 

Peabody, then of Worcester, became prepared to enter Dart- 
mouth College in 1838, where he graduated, July, 1842, and 
was called to deliver a Master of Arts oration at the Conniiencc- 
ment in 1845. In September, 1842, he entered the Dane Law 
School at Cambridge, where he pursued the study of law until 
January, 1844, when he entered the law-office of Colbv & 
Clitford of New Bedford, the former being afterward Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas, and the latter, subsequently, Attor- 
ney General, and Governor of Massachusetts. Ilere he con- 
tinued until the June term of the Court of Common Pleas at 
New Bedford, in 1845, when he was admitted to the bar, and 
the next month received into a professional partnership witli 
Hon. John H. Clifford. In 1853 Mr. Cliff'ord was chosen 
Governor, and the partnership was consequently dissolved. 
Gov. CliffcM-d nominated Mr. Brigham, who was thereupon 
appointed District Attorney for the Southern Criminal District of 
Massachusetts, comprising the four S. E. counties of the State. 
The duties of this office he continued to discharge until it be- 
came elective, and in November, 1856, he was, by popular 
choice, continued in it until June 1, 1859, when he resigned to 
accept the commission of an Associate Justice of the Superior 
Court of Massachusetts. 

He m. Oct. 20, 1847, Eliza Endicott Swain, born July 11, 
1826, dau. of Thomas S., born at New Bedford, 1800, died 
May 15, 1829, the son of Thaddeus and Ruth (Hussey) Swain, 
of New Bedford. Her mother, Lydia Clapp Swain, born 1804, 
at New Bedford, and died at Charleston, S. C, June 9, 1834, 
was the daughter of Dr. Samuel and Lydia Perry. Judge 
Brigham has, 

1. Tliomas Sivain,^ b. April 22, 1849. 

2. Lijicoln Forbes,^ b. July 26, 1855. 

3. Clifford,^ b. Sept. 22, 1857, all at New Bedford. 

205. 574. Taylor,* m. Arathusa Fay; and 2d, Ann L. Jacobs of Cambridge, 
rs. Southboro'. Had, 
I. Edward Munnis,^ [pr. Monis,] m. Drucilla D. Whitney, rs. 

Northboro', and has Clarissa,^ only. 
II. Arathusa Ann,'' m. Dexter Newton, rs. Southboro'. 

III. Georgiana Baxter,^ m. Lyman Newton, depot master, rs. Southb. 

IV. Lucretia L.,^ resides unmarried, at Southboro'. 

V. Charles,^ d. Nov. 1853, aged 18 years, at Charlestown. 
VI. Halloway Baxter,^ b. March 2, 1840. 
VII. George Taylor,^ b. Feb. 25, 1844, at Southboro'. 
VIII. Martha,^ d.' July 27, 1853, aged 6 years. 



208. 578. Ephraim,* m. Sarah , r. in Grafton, where he had, 

579. I. Aaron,' March 29, 1771. 
II. Betty,' February 26, 1773. 

t 214. 580. Ezekiel,* settled in Grafton, probably on land drawn in the right of 
his grandfather Nathan, who, 1727, became, by consent of the 
General Court, one of the 40 proprietors of that town. He m. 

I Patience , who d. his widow. Nov. 5, 1834. Had, 



124 BRIGHAM. [cHAlPT. 

I. Martin Greenleaf/ Feb. 22, 1784, d. April 14, 1790. 
II. Betsev,' July 6, 1785, d. April 10, 1838, unmarried. 
III. Polly,"'^ April 23, 1787. 
581. IV. Ezekiel,^ Feb. 18, 1789, m. Susan Goulding. [See Goulding, 
No. 67.] 
V. Abijah,' d. March 10, 1813, aged 18 years. 

223. 582. Ithamer,* m. Catherine Barnes, b. Jan. 27, 1765, d. April 13, 1804; 
and 2d, Martha Belknap, 1806 ; and 3d, Rogers, r. Marl- 
boro'; had, 

583. I. Levi,' Dr., b. May 1,1784, d. Dec. 8, 1818, r. Raymond, Me.; had, 

584. 1. Catherine,^ who m. Orin H. Newton (d.), rs. Clinton. 

585. 2. Joseph 5.,* (by 2d wife,) who rs. a merchant in Boston. 

586. II. Aaron,'' Dec. 29, 1785, formerly a merch. on Long Wharf, Boston, 

but now rs. at Lexington, m. 1808, Comfort Valentine ; had, 
1. Catherine^; 2. Wil/iam,^ (d.) 
3. Sophia,^ m. William Valentine. 

587. III. Moses,' July 22, 1788, m. Susan Fosgate, dau. of Joel F. of 

Berlin, rs. Marlboro', on a part of the homestead of Thomas,* 
the son of Nathan," and had, 

588. 1. Susa7i F.,^ Jan. 1, 1816, d. Oct. 28, 1853, m. Sept. 20, 

1838, John Holyoke, rs. Marlboro'; had Azvilla M.,' 
April 25, 1840, d. Oct. 12, 1840 ; Helen M.,^ Oct. 18, 
1841 ; Martha E.,« Feb. 20, 1850. 

589. 2. Lucy M.,' Oct. 31, 1820, m. H. S. Bowman, rs- Marlbo o'. 

590. IV. Jonas,' b. Aug. 29, 1790, became an officer in United Sta es 

armv in the war of 1812, and d. Feb. 9, 1822, in New York. 
813. 591. V. Eli,' 'July 18, 1794, d. Oct. 21, 1850, in Marlboro'. 
819. 592. VI. Abel,' Feb. 13, 1797, m. Mary Bigelow ; and 2d, Sally H. Felton. 
593. VII. Judith,' Oct. 5, 1799, m. Joel Bullard (d.), rs. Berlin. 



224. 594. Daniel,* r. in Bridgton, Me.; had, 

595. I. Daniel'; ii. Aaron'; iii. Henry.' 
IV. Itliamer'; v. Ruth'; vi. Nancy.' 



225. 596. Silas,* m. Persis Stow, who d. April 3, 1838, a. 73, r. Soutliboro'; hnd, 
I. Otis,' June 4, 1793, d. Oct. 3, 1813, and pro. others not recorded. 



226. 597. Abner,* m. Dorothy Woods, r. Marlboro'; had, 

598. T. Loring,'? March 19, 1795, m. Clarissa A. Fay (d.), dau. of Thad. 

F. of Northb. ; and a 2d and 3d wife, rs. Ann Arbor, Mich.; had, 
1. Arnthusa A.,^ May 14, 1818, m. Jonathan L. Patch, rs. 
Troy ; has only Clarissa L. B.' 

599. 2. Eliza Maria," Oct. 30, 1821, m. Bcnj. Hastings, rs. Rovals. 

600. 3. Charles Dexter," Dec. 12, 1823 (d.),"m. Martha Hathaway. 
4. Edward Henry" d. unm.; 5. Clarissa M." b. and d. 1829. 

II. Alden,' May 4, 1797, d. Sept. 7, 1797. 

601. III. Abnor,' June 21, 1798, m. Lucinda Maybee, rs. Yarmouth, 

C. W.; has, 1. William A."', 2. Charles H." 

602. IV. Nancy,' July 15, 1800, m. John O. Sullivan; 2d, Walter Felch, 

rs. East Boston. 

603. V. Adolphus,' M. D., Dec. 4, 1802, d. April 3, 1858, practiced in 

Shrewsbury, m. 1st, Eliza Ann Parker ; 2d, Rebecca Knowlton ; 



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liRIGHAM. 1 25 

604. left, 1. Fred. AdoJplius^; and 2. Franklin,' vs. Shrewsbury. 

605. VI. Louisa/ March 31, 1805, ni. Elijah B. VV'itherbce, rs. Flint, 

Mich.; lias Austin B.^ 

606. VII. Aklen,'' Esq., March 12, 1807, m. Laura Brigliam, dau. of Caleb 

B. of Marlboro' ; has been a successful teacher of District 
Schools, and for a series of years superintendent of a Sunday 
School in Marlboro', rs. on a part of the homestead of his gr. 
grand-fatlier, and has contributed much as a nurseryman to the 
cultivation in his vicinity of choice fruit. 
VIII. Austin,^ born, also, March 12, 1807, d. unmarried, aged 22 yrs. 



228. 607. Paul,* Dea., a soldier of the Revolution, alienated the homestead in- 
herited from his father, and, March, 1803, removed to St. Albans, 
Vt., where he d. with apople.xy, Nov. 17, 1838. Me m. Fanny 
Brigham, b. Sept. 12, 1769, dau. of Elijah B., who still resides at 
St. Albans, a lady of distinguished piety, aged 91 years, enjoying a 
good degree of health. He had, 

608. I. Pierpont,^ Dea., b. Aug. 2, 1785, d. of cholera, Sept. 21, 1838, 

at Buffalo, m. Dec. 1809, Lovisa Conger; had, 

1. Lovisa Jane,^ Jan. 18, 1812, d. April 25, 1837. 

2. Fanny McD.," April 16, '14, m.W.W. Mason, rs. Buff. N.Y. 

3. Harriet iY.,« Jan. 23, 1817, m. Jacob Swartz, rs. BufilUo. 

4. Lorinda S.^ June 5, '19, m. Emery, rs. Aurora, N.Y. 

5. John Siraltnn!^ June 9, 1821, m. Frances Burke; has 4 

chlldri' . i>. iiiaetiua, Ohio. 

6. Sophia W..^ Aug. 14, 1823, d. Jan. 28, 1847. 

7. Amanda TF.," Oct. 15, 1825, d. Jan. 4, 1844. 

8. Lorina N. Ward,^ May 13, 1827, d. Jan. 22, 1829. 

9. Elizabeth,^ Sept. 29, 1830, d. Feb. 16, 1858, m. Mr. Gun. 

609. II. Josiah,^ Aug. 5, 1787, died unmarried, March 3, 1810. 

610. III. Lovina,^ April 11, 1789, resides, unmarried, at St. Albans. 

IV. Sumner,^ Dec. 13, 1791, d. unm. Dec. 20, 1813 ; so rep. by 1 bro. 

611. V. Elbridge,^ March 10, 1794, differently reported bv different 

brothers, d. Feb. 13, 1845, m. Nov. 30, .1817, Lvdia Ball 
Jewell, b. April 2, 1795, r. St. Albans ; had, 

612. 1. Josiah S.,« Aug. 15, 1818, rs. Phillipsburgh, C. E., unm. 
2. Lincoln Sumner,^ Nov. 14, 1821, d. Aprils, 1853. 

613. VI. Jonah,^ Jan. 25, 1797, d. Julv 21, 1799. 
VII. Paul,' July 7, 1799, d. Nov. 25, 1803. 

VIII. Elijah,^ Julv 31, 1801, d. Nov. 16, '13, about whom brs. disagree. 

614. IX. Elisha,' Oct. 31, 1803, m. March 15, 1832, Nancy Jenison of 

Concord, Yt., and removed to Monroe, Mich., where she d. 
March 23, 1845. He m. 2d, Jan. 20, 1848, Mrs. E. A. 
Comstock, who d. May 3, 1850; and 3d, Nov. 12, 1854, 
Orphia S. Curtis, r&. Ravenna, O.; had, 

1. Adelia,' Dec. 14, 1833, m. Jimc, 1854, J. W. Turner, rs. 

Coldwater, Mich. 

2. Edirar," July 10, 1836, d. Sept. 5, 1837. 

3. Sophia,'' April 12, 1837, d. April 13, 1839. 

4. Mary,^ Dec. 16, 1838. 

5. Elenora P.,« June 30, 1840, d. Aug. 6, 18.50. 

6. Fanny //.,« Jan. 27, 1843. 



126 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

615. X. William D.,^ Jan. 14, 1806, m. Lucy Doane, b. Feb. 2, 1805, 

rs. lioinestcad, St. Albans ; had, 

1. Lummus," Jan. 11, 1833, d. Oct. 20, 1855. 

2. Edmund D.,' Sept. 7, 1834; 3. Sidney &.,« Feb. 15, 1836. 
4. Sanford J.,^ Jan. 31, 1838; 5. Fa7iny L.,« Dec. 22, 1839. 

616. XI. Moses W./ Feb. 29, 1808, d. Jan. 2, 1839, with lockjaw, at 

Charleston, S. C. 

617. XII. Lummus,'' July 24, 1810, m. Catlierine Creps, who d. June 24, 

1858, rs. Toledo, O.; had, 

1. William B.,' Sept. 1834. 

2. Frances L.,^ m. John Worts, rs. Toledo. 

3. Frederica^ ; 4. Catherine A.^; 5. Sarali^; 6. Florence.^ 
7. Emma,^ (d.); 8. Julia." 



229. 618. Samuel,** m. 1786, Asenath Bailey, r. Berlin; had, 

I. Elizabeth,^ Nov. 5, 1787, died, unmarried, Sept. 27, 1841. 

618. II. Seraphire,'^ June 5, 1789, m. Josiah Crosby, rs. Berlin ; had, 

1. Nancy,^ d. yg.; 2. Josiah Q.,' Feb. 28, 1830, rs. Stoneharn. 
3. Willia7n H.,« Dec. 26, 1833, rs. Washington. 

619. III. Barnabas,^ March 13, 1791, d. Sept. 1855, m. Persis Maynard, 

r. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Benjamin,^ March 17, 1818, d. Sept. 2. 1819. 

620. 2. Phebe Maria,^ Marcli 22, 1822, m. Nicholas Wise. 
3. Benjamin WarrenJ^ May 21, 1823, died young. 

621. 4. Benjamin Thomas,^ May 31, 1820, rs. a mer. tailor in Bost. 

622. 5. Lucy,^ June 24, 1824, ni. Sidney Brown, rs. Marlboro'. 

623. 6. He7iry Quincey,^ Oct. 23, 1827, rs. a dentist in Boston. 

624. 7. Austin Dana,^ June 6, 1836, resides in Boston, 
ly. Sophia,^ Aug. 25, 1796, died, unmarried, aged 28 years. 

625. y. Eli,^ Aug. 7, 1799, m. Lucy Crosby, rs. Pit^tsburg, N. H.; had, 

1. Lucy S.^; 2. Lucinda^; 3. Rona7izo^; 4. Elizabeth." 



230. 626. Thomas,^ m. Azubah Babcock, r. Berlin ; had, 

627. I. Paul,^ Capt., April 12, 1796, m. Oct. 31, 1844, Harriet (Brig- 

liam) Phelps, rs. on the homestead of his father at Marlboro', and 
lias served in various town ofhces, and for years as selectman. 

628. II. Thomas,^ Esq., Oct. 17, 1797, d. June 19, 1855, m. Ann Carter, 

r. Berlin ; had, 

1. Eliza A7in," Sept. 12, 1824, m. Samuel L Rice, rs. Northb. 
III. Svbil," May 10, 1799, resides, single, at Berlin. 

629. ly. Elizabeth,^ Feb. 14, 1805, m. John F. Newton. 

y. A/.ubah,~ Oct. 4, 1809, died March ], 1835, unmarried. 



241. 630. Gardner,'^ m. Sarah Rice, April 10, 1785, r. Northboro'; had, 

1. Beis(,v,' Jan. 29, 1786. 
820. 631. II. Jocl,^"Dcc. 13, 1788, m. Nancy Brigham, r. Berlin. 



243. 632. Henry," in. 1793, Susamia Harrington, who d. Aug. 28, 1805, aged 

36"yrs. 7 mo. 14 days; and 2d, 1806, Hannah Bride, who d. Oct. 

19," 1807, aged 34"yrs. 10 mo. 24 days; and 3d, 1816, Betsey 

Nt^wton, who rs. his wid. at the ancient homestead in Northb.; had, 

633. 1. Henry ,^ Oct. 30, 1798, m. Lucy W. Howe, who d. March 28, 

1844, aged 38, dau. of Benj. II". and had. 



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1. Benjamin D," June 5, 1825 ; 2. Seraph J.," June 2, 1829 
(d.); 3. T/iomas H.," Nov. 25, 1831; 4. George G.," 
June 10, 183() ; 5. Susa7i M.," Oct. 27, 1838 ; 6. Arte- 
mas,^ Jan. 28, 1841 ; 7. C//or/es H.," Jan. 26, 1843 (d.) 

634. II. Artemas,^ June 29, 1806, (by 2d wife.) 

635. HI. Charles Edward,' March 11, 1817, (by 3d wife.) 

636. IV. Elizabeth Newton,^ Mav 8, 1818, rs. single at the homestead. 

637. V. Hannah Bridc,^ Sept. 9,'l819, m. Geo. Ball ; has 5 ch., rs. Southb. 

638. VI. Susanna Harrington,' Sept. 29, 1820, m. Stephen Hunt ; has 4 

ch., rs. Soutiibonj\ 

639. VII. Frederick Win.,' Dec. 15, 1821, rs. unm. on tlie homes. inNorthb. 

640. VIII. Sarah Ann,' Dec. 1, 1824, m, Geo. Rice ; has 3 ch., rs. Marlboro'. 



255. 641. Barna,* m. Anna Hinds, r. Prescott; had, 

I. Bathsheba,' (d.); ii. Charles F.'; in. Nehemiah,' (d.) 
IV. Tilly,' (d.); v. Lovering'; vi. Henry,' (d.); vil. Marcia A.' 
VIII. Vesta'; ix. Elvira'; x. Jane.' 
645. XI. Samuel'; xii. Emory.' 



257. 646. Joel,^ m. Feb. 27, 1812, Basmath Hamilton, rs. on the original home- 
stead in Brookfield ; had, 

I. Martha A.,' Dec. 27, 1813, rs. unm. at Brookfield. 
II. Persis A.,' Oct. 24, 1815, m. Timo. M. VValker, rs. Springfield ; 
has Edward M.,« and William B.« 

III. Julia F.,' Aug. 24, 1817, m. Henry S. Waterman; had Charles 

H.,« May 11, 1848. 

IV. Jane E.,' July 11, 1819, m. Stillman Butterworth, rs. Brookfield ; 

has Henry L.,* James T.,^ Frank H.,* Ada S.^ 

647. V. Seraph A.,' Feb. 9, 1821, rs. unmarried, in Brookfield. 

648. VI. Tilly,' March 1, 1823, resides in New York. 

649. VII. Selem T.,' Oct. 17, 1824, m. Maria Davis, rs. Woburn ; has 

Helen M.« 

650. VIII. Lucius A.,' June 10, 1827, rs. unm. at St. Louis, Mo. 

IX. Azubah H.,' Sept. 11, 1829, m. Augustus Richardson, rs. Fram- 

ingham ; has Adda C.,* Ella M.^ 
x. Mary A.,' May 20, 1831, d. Dec. 7, 1848. 

651. XI. Joseph W.,' Dec. 11, 1834, rs. unm. in Boston. 

263. 652. Silvanus,* m. Dec. 1, 1808, Sarah Rice, b. Sept. 17, 1790, dau. of 
Elisha R. of Brookfield, rs. on part of the old homestead in B.; had, 
I. Lucy Rice,' April 26, 1809, m. George Old; 2d, Columbus 
Rice, rs. Brookfield. 

II. Emeline,' Feb. 22, 1811, m. Dexter Nichols, rs. Sturbridge ; has 

He7iry IV., " Sarah E." 

III. Amanda,' Jan. 11, 1813, m. Calvin A. Davis, rs. Brookfield ; has 

Frederic* and Ellen.* 

IV. James Sullivan,' Aug. 3, 1814, d. Feb. 7, 1815. 

653. V. Alexander,' Nov. 10, 1815, m. Olive Walker, rs. Brookfield ; has 

Andrew A.* 

654. VI. Charles Lewis,' Nov. 14, 1817, m. Betsey S, Harwood, rs. Brook- 

field ; had John H.,* Feb. 26, 1857. 

655. VII. Frederick,' Oct. 28, 1819, m. Eliza J. Hobbs, rs. Warren ; has 

Lucy J* 

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128 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

VIII. Sarah/ Feb. 16, d. Feb. 16, 1822. 
IX. John G.,^ Aug. 18, 1823, d. Jan. 22, 1849, unmarried. 



272. 656. Nathaniel,^ m. Sarah Mason, r. Boylston ; had, 

657. I. Luther,^ m. Pamelia Berry, rs. Worcester; had, 

1. Sarah £.,^ m. Sylvester Bosworth, rs. Noriliampton. 

2. Martha C,* (d.), m. George Keyes, rs. Worcester. 

3. William H.-,^ died young. 

4. William H.,^ rs. Northampton ; 5. Susan £.,^ (d.) 

658. II. Calvin,^ May 23, 1802, m. March 16, 1830, Susan S. Wiiherbee, 

b. Feb. 3, 1811, dau. of Anuria and Dolly (Barker) W., rs. 

Worcester; had, 1. George Albert,^ Nov. 15, 1847. 
859. III. John Mason,'' March 26, 1808, m. Arminda Stilhnan, dau. of 

Josiah and Betsey (Brair) S. of Grafton, rs. Worcester; liad, 
1. Sarah Masoji,' July 12, 1845 ; 2. John S.,' May 12, '47. 
660. IV. Flenry Harding,' June 21, 1814, m. Rebecca H. Houghton, rs. 

Boylston ; had, 

1. Henrietta,^ April 11,1838. 

2. Penniman^; 3. Calvin H.,^ June 30, 1845. 



297. 661. Nathaniel,^ m. Dolly Ball, 1812, rs. Northboro'; had, 

662. I. Susan Augusta,' Jan. 5, 1813, m. Lewis Rice of the American 

House, Boston. 

663. II. Dolly Ann,' Feb. 28, 1814, m. Lewis Bemis (d.), r. Spencer. 

664. III. Elijah Winslow,' July 18, 1816, rs. unm. in Baltimore. 

665. IV. Catherine Ball,^ Sept. 8, 1818, m. Geo. G.Valentine, rs. Northb. 

666. V. Harriet C.,' March 25, 1820, unmarried, rs. Northboro'. 

667. VI. Nancv M.,' Sept. 16, 1821, unmarried. 

668. VII. Marv Prentice,' Feb. 19, 1823, unmarried. 

VIII. Nathaniel Walley,'' Oct. 12, 1824, d. Sept. 21, 1825. 

669. IX. Josiaii Quincy,''' June 18, 1826, unm., rs. Amer. House, Boston. 

670. X. Nathaniel Sumner,' Feb. 28, '29, m. Louisa Thompson, rs. N'bo. 



299. 671. Josiah,* Esq., is thus noticed by Livingston, in his Ac. of Eminent Men, 
pp. 23-4 : — " Josiah remained at liome till he was 21 years of age, 
enjoying the care of virtuous and pious parents. The advantages for 
general education afforded the young at that period were compara- 
tively limited, and were confined to a few months' instruction each 
year in the district schools. Agriculture was a favorite pursuit with 
his father, but for this Josiah luul little fancy. Knowing that he 
must depend upon his own exertions for support, he concluded to 
fit himself for teaching school, and for this purpose was entered a 
pupil at Leicester Academy. In the winter of 1809-10, he was 
engaged as teaclier in one of the jjublic schools in East Sudbury. 
The same school he taught the succeeding winter. In April, 1811, 
he removed to Quiucv, where he has ever since resided. He 
went there as teaclier in the only annual public school then in 
town, and continued in the same school three successive years. 
In this important and responsible oHice he was very successful, 
having qualities which won for him alike the confidence of parents, 
and tlif res])oct and good-will of his pupils. From boyliood he liad 
been inclined to mercantile pursuits, and he accordingly relin- 
quished the oflice of schoi^l-teaeher in the spring of 181 !, and en- 




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gaged in trade at Qiiincy. Here, for nearly forty years, he has 
been thus employed — the iipriglit and successful merchant, enjoy- 
ing the uninterrupted confidence of the community in which he has 
resided. In August, 1814, he became associated with the Quincy 
Light Infantry, an ancient and respectable military company, then 
under the command of Captain Thomas Tirrell. This company 
was drafted into the service of the country in the war of 181'2 with 
Great Britain, and was ordered to Boston on the l^th of September, 
1814. It was encamped at South Boston with the troops there 
stationed under the command of General Maltby. Mr. Brigham 
was with the company through this service ; and in 1823, having 
previously filled every subordinate office in the same, he was elect- 
ed its commander. It was one of the best disciplined companies in 
the State. In the year 1826, Mr. Brigham was chosen lieutenant- 
colonel of the third regiment of the first brigade in the first division 
of the Massachusetts Militia; but having been several years in the 
service, he saw fit to decline the honor. 

" By diligence, and fidelity, and unswerving integrity, Mr. Brigham 
has enjoyed the confidence of those with whom he has had inter- 
course and dealings. The esteem of his fellow-citizens has been 
manifested in their selection of him to fill the various offices of 
honor and trust in the town, and in the parish with which he is 
connected, as clerk, assessor, treasurer, member and chairman of 
the General School Committee. He has been for many years 
trustee or director in several moneyed institiuions, clerk and treas- 
urer of the Quincy Canal Corporation from its first organization in 
1825 to the present time, and is at this time president of the Quincy 
Savings Bank, and president of the Quincy Stone Bank. The 
commission of justice of the peace he first received from Governor 
Everett. Possessed of excellent judgment, he has never engaged 
in hazardous speculations, but confined himself |)rincipally to the 
legitimate operations of his vocation. For more than twenty years, 
Israel VV. Munroe, a worthy, upright, and efficient gentleman, has 
been associated with him as partner in trade. By personal appli^ 
cation to business, by perseverance, and economy, and unsullie<F 
honor, he has acquired for the evening of his life a competent 
estate. Amidst the cares and responsibilities of commercial and 
civil life, he has not been unmindful of his religious obligations. 
He is never absent, forenoon or afternoon, from the stated worship 
of the Sabbath, and both he and his lady are found at the commu- 
nion-table of Christ. His regular and temperate habits through life 
have secured for him general health and vigor of constitution. In 
social intercourse he is frank and affable. In manners, he well 
illustrates the Christian gentleman. Through life he has given the 
constant weight of his example to the cause of good order, of sound 
morals, of virtue and piety in the community. We take pleasure 
in presenting his upright and successful career to the young men 
of our country seeking the paths either of mercantile or official 
trusts and preferment. While encouraging them in the honorable 
pursuit of wealth and outward reputation, so will it especially teach 
them the only secure basis on which outward reputation and suc- 
cess can rest — a character strong in integrity and in that fear of 
the L(Ord which is the beginning of wisdom." 



130 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

He m. Nov. 23, 1814, Elizabeth, only dan. of John Fisk of 
Northboro', by his wife, the dau. of Rev. Abner Ballou, pastor of a 
Baptist Church in Cumberland, R. I., a lady whose sense, energy 
and fidelity have contributed much to the prosperity, happiness 
and position of her husband. They had, 

672. I. Abigail Fisk,^ Dec. 30, 1816, m. Nov. 10, 1842, James A. Stet- 

son, M. D., of Quincy, and had, 1. Josiah B.,^ July 23, 1843 ; 

2. Elizabeth FJ Dec. 20, 1845, d. July 17, 1849 ; 3. James 
H.,' March 23, 1851. 

673. II. Elizabeth Ann,' April 2, 1820, m. Nov. 4, 1840, Chs. F. Baxter, 

merchant, of the firm of W. & S. Phipps & Co., Boston, and had, 
1. Elizaheth F.," Oct. 27, 1841 ; 2. Charles F.,^ July 20, 1843 ; 

3. Langdon,' July 29, 1849. 



306. 674. Michael,« m. Polly Tyler, who m. 2d, Wm. Bowdoin of Ware, and d. 
July 19, 1833, a. 55. Michael r. at North Brookfield, and had, 
I. John T.,'' b. 1795, d. unm. a merchant in New York. 

675. n. Anna Allen,' Dec. 9, 1797, m. Sept. 21, 1819, John Gould, b. 

Jan. 17, 1789, r. Ware ; had, 1. Maria,' May 25, 1820, d. 
Nov. 12, 1855; 2. Wm. Borvdoin,' Jan. 12, 1822; 3. David,^ 
Feb. 4, 1824 ; 4. Minerva J.,' March 13, 1826 ; 5. Minerva," 
July 5, 1827; 6. John B.," June 12, 1829; 7. Daniel,'' 
June 19, 1831 ; 8. Mary Ann," June 13, 1833 ; 9. James H.," 
May 27, 1835; 10. Eliza," March 8, 1838; 11. Joseph B.," 
Sept. 2, 1841, 

676. III. Loring W.,' Oct. 30, 1799 m. Maria H. Wiswell, b. Aug. 17, 

1799, rs. Ware; had, 1. Elbridge," March 12, 1824, m.lMary 
B. Joslyn, rs. Springfield, and has James J.^ and Frank L.^ ; 
2. Mary M.," April 14, 1826, rs. Ware ; 3. Caroline M.," 
March 2, 1828, d. June 4, 1858, m. Robt. B. Moores ; 4. Sarah 
Jane," Aug. 12, 1830, d. Dec. 11, 1832; 5. Ahhy B.," Dec. 22, 
1832, m. Chs. L. Chapin, rs. merchant, Warren ; 6. Emily J." 
Feb. 22, 1836, r. Warren ; 7. Theodora C," Sept. 17, 1838 ; 
8. Addie A.," Feb. 6, 1841. 
IV. Crosby," who died young. 



307. 678. Eli,^ m. Feb. 3, 1803, Mary Harrington, who d. Feb. 22, 1822, a. 46 
years ; and 2d, Mercy Taylor, r. Bakersfield ; had, 
I. Samuel Sumner,'' Oct. 3, 1S03, m. April 2, 1835, Mary Powers, 
rs. Bakersfield ; had, 1. Wm. O.," May 16, 1836 ; 2. Julia S.," 
April 27, 1839 ; 3. Mary E.," April 24, 1844 ; 4. Laura E.," 
Oct. 8, 1848. 
II. Jonas Draper,' Jan. 1804, d. March 29, 1822. 

679. HI. Sophia," Sept. 29, 1806, m. Niles Bushnell, .Tan. 15, 1837, r. 

K.M'sville, N. Y. 
IV. Eli WhitiH'v," Jan. 1809, m. Nov. 20, 1842, Mary D. Collson,rs. 
Hebron, Mcflenry Co., 111.; had, 1. C/ts. il/ornV Aug. 7, 1845 ; 
2. Man/ Ann," Oct. 1, 1847; 3. Eliza S.," Jan. 23, 1850. 

680. v. Mary," Feb. 26, 1812, m. Oct. 5, 1845, Nathan Hurd Winter, 

rs. Kecsville, 

681. yi. nul)i)ard," June 28, 1815, m. .Fan. 31, 1850, Mary B. Whiting, rs. 

Boston; luul, 1. Man/ Ann," June 7, 1851 ; 2. Hubbard," Jun., 
Aug. 16, 1S53. 



I.] BRIGHAM. 131 

VII. Lucy/ June, 1821, d. March 31, 1822, by 1st wife. 
682. VIII. HoUis,^ June 2, 1825, resides with liis mother at fiakersfield. 

309. 683. Jonas,* m. Eunice Billings, b. Aug. 13, 1780, r. Bakersfield ; had, 

I. Malinda,^ April 15, 1806, at Bakersfield, m. Metcalf Ayres, rs. B. 

684. II. HoUoway P.,' Nov. 4, 1807, m. Eunice Fay, rs. Bakersfield. 

685. III. Erastus O.,' Nov, 11, 1809, m. , rs. Farnham, C. E. 

IV. Eunice," Nov. 8, 1811, ni. Ephraim Perkins, rs. Enosburgh, Vt. 

V. Annah D.,^ April 18, 1814, rs. unmarried, at Bakersfield. 
VI. Lovina," June 7, 1816, m. Horace Felcher, rs. Morristown, Vt. 
VII. Emily,' Oct. 4, 1818, m. James A. Perkins, rs. Bakersfield. 

VIII- Jonas M.,' Feb. 23, 1821, m. , rs. Fort Edward, N. Y. 

IX. Moses B.,' Sept. 18, 1823, m. Almira E. Fillebrown, fr. Caven- 
dish, Vt., rs. Boston. 
X. Jewett B.,' Aug. 25, 1826 m. Julia R. Fuller, fr. Bakersfield, rs. 
Boston ; had, 1. Frank. L.,* Jan. 14, 1853; 2. Flora Adelia," 
June 17, 1857. 

310. 689. Luther,* m. Eunice Hawley, fr. Arlington, Vt., b. Jan. 11, 1794, d. 

April 8, 1824, at Bakersfield ; and 2d, Betsey Avers, b. Oct. 7, 
1800, at North Brookfield, d. Oct. 23, 1841, at Springfield, Mass., 
r. St. Albans and North Brookfield; had, 

690. I. Lucretia M.,^ Oct. 26, 1811, d. at St. Albans, m. Jason B, Lob- 

dell, r. St. Albrms. 

691. II. Jonas C.,' July 27, 1813, d. Jan. 25, 1842, at Detroit, Mich. 
822. 692. III. Lemuel H.,' Aug. 17, 1816, m. Lucinda D. Bamford. 

693. IV. Martha Eliza,' July 27, 1818, m. John W. Brigham, rs. Barre. 

694. V. Hannah M.,' Feb. 21, 1821, at St. Albans, ni. George HoU, r. 

Watertown, Minn. 

695. vr. Eunice Jane,'' April 9, 1823, d. Jan. 24, 1857, at Dickenson, 

N. Y., m. Jason B. Lobdell. 

696. VII. Geo. Homer,' Aug, 18, 1830, (by 2d wife,) d. May 22, 1857, at 

Worcester. 

697. VIII. Elizabeth Ann,' Sept. 16, 1831, m. Hiram Fowler, r. Westfield. 

698. IX. Luther Ayers,' Oct. 7, 1832, rs. unmarried at Chicopee, Mass. 

X. Charlotte Rice,^ Feb. 27, 1834, d. June 8, 1835, at Ware. 
XI. William Henry,' Oct. 17, 1838, d. Aug. 3, 1839, at Springfield. 

699. XII. Emma Frances," May, 1848, at Nashua, N. H., by 3d wife, 

Oliva L. Hadley, who d. at Nashua, N. H., Nov. 5, 1850. Mr. 
Luther Brigham d. at North Brookfield, Aug. 28, 1856, aged 71. 



311. 700. Asa.6 

I. Amanda,' 1810, d. 1834. vi. Sarah,' 1820. 

II. Lydia,' 1811. vii. Rebecca,' 1822. 

III. Bradley,' 1814. viii. Noah,' 1825, d. 1832. 

IV. Baxter/ 1816. ix. Nahum,' 1827, 
V. Abigail,' 1818. x. Waldo,' 1829. 

312. 705. Cheny,* m. Brigham, r. Bakersfield; hud, 

706. I. Kendall,' 1822; ii. Elizabeth,' 1824. 

707. III. Breck R.,' 1827, resides in Boston. 



132 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

346. 708. Otis,® Esq., although reared upon a farm, and aided by only common 
opportunities, acquired a fair education, and became well-informed 
on all common subjects. This was prior to the enterprise of look- 
ing out and bringing forward for public education suitable young 
men for the ministry. Had this been earlier commenced, such 
were his natural endowments, and so hopeful his religious profes- 
sion, that he could never have resisted the summons, sure to have 
reached /tm, to equip for a captain upon Zion's walls. And when 
the summons did come, and with the voice of many waters, he 
listened for himself, and concluded that it was either man's voice, 
or not intended for him. Engaged already in the prosperous pur- 
suit of agriculture, he judged it his duty therein to abide ; thinking, 
perhaps, that the words, do good, had not always been synonymous 
with preach the gospel, and that he might do something to restore 
their former meaning. Some wondered at his decision. But the 
Providence of God, guided by infinite wisdom, sooner or later vin- 
dicates his course, and has already done so in regard to Mr. Brig- 
ham. For, to human appearance, not every able and devoted 
minister has, in a long life, rendered Zion more service. To nar- 
rate his agencies, gratuitously rendered, would exceed my limits, 
and over-tax the memories of the living. In 1817 a Sunday School 
was opened in VVestboro'. Of this he became both superintendent 
and teacher, and continued such for over 40 years. During much 
of the same time he was placed on committees, charged with the 
most delicate and important interests of the church and parish. 
No one had more influence. The selection of the site, and the lav- 
ing out of the new cemetery, the location and erection of the ortho- 
dox church, and other public buildings, can be remembered only in 
connection with his name. In the selection of candidates, and the 
settlement of pastors ; in the maintenance of purity in doctrine and 
efficiency in discipline ; in the promotion of spirituality and re- 
vivals, and in the patronage of public Christian charities he has 
uniformly been conspicuous, prudent, prompt, faithful, and liberal. 
If he lias been charged with radicalism, it has been the radicalism 
necessary to progress, and consistent with the old land-marks. His 
example, in this respect, is his highest and most enduring praise. 
In his view, the old paths in which walked Thomas Brigham have 
been trod safely too long by the saints to be left for new divergent 
ways, because smoother and less repugnant to carnal affections ; and 
it is hoped that he and his will hold on to their course, and be joined 
with a great multitude, that cannot be numbered. 

Mr. Brigham has had much to do with the civil affairs of West- 
boro'. He served 14 years as selectman and overseer of the poor, 
and for 20 years commonly acted as moderator of town-meetings. 
For two years, viz., 1839 and 1840, he represented her in the 
General Court. 

About 25 years ago he began to collect the Genealogy of the 
lirighams. All was darkness before him. He, to use his own 
expression, had to strike his own light for every step he took in the 
right direction. His |)erseverance and success, under such circum- 
stances, |)rovc a strengtii of will and patience rarely to be seen. 
At the end of 14 years of frequent application he had found most 
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collccfcd and arranged for publication what he had discovered and 
obtained from niunerous correspondents and reliable traditions. 
But, strange to relate, lie found no encouragement to pid)lisl). And, 
in order that the benefit which he so benevolently and affection- 
ately sought to confer might not be utterly lost, he drew a chart of 
the branch of the race to which he belongs, divided the rest of his 
MSS. and sent them in parcels, beyond recovery, to such as he 
hoped would use them. 

All this trouble has not been in vain. His chart, freely furnished 
by him, has supplied some names not elsewhere found, and enabled 
me to verify the correctness of parts of this arrangement. It has 
also given many families their complete genealogy, and secured a 
demand for this work, but for which it might have shared no better 
fate tlian his own. 

Ardent and happy in his own friendships he seeks to foster and 
multiply the same in others. As a means of this, he annually 
gathers at the old firesides in VVestboro' large companies of the 
Brighams who, in their picnics, enjoy a resurrection of old-fashioned 
friendship, and seem to renew covenant forever to exclude the 
spoiler. May their next congregation be upon the rocks in Somer- 
ville, to resolve on a cenotaph to their Puritan Sire. For surely his 
memory deserves a larger and richer monument than that of his 
most eminent descendants : and as honest and grateful children will 
they not arrange to erect it ? 

He m. Abigail Bates, b. Jan. 22, 1792, d. May 2, 1831, dau. of 
Zealous Bates of Cohasset, and sister of Rev. Joshua Bates, D. D., 
President of Middl. College ; and 2d, her sister. Miss Adeline Bates, 
b. May 10, 1801. He rs. in tiie north part of Westboro', and had, 

709. I. Henrietta A.,^ April 5, 1820, m. Samuel M. Griggs, rs. Westb.; 

has Sarah.* 

710. II. George Oiis,^ Nov. 9, 1821, resides, unmarried, in Boston. 

III. Sereno Leroy,^ April 9, 1824, injured by a fall, rs. unm. in West. 

IV. Ivers Jewett,^ Oct. 31, 1826, d. Aug. 11, 1847, unmarried. 

711. V. Joshua Bates,^ Sept. 28, J 828, rs. unmarried in Boston. 

712. VI. Abigail Adeline,^ March 21, 1833, rs. a teacher in Shrewsbury. 

713. VII. Lucy Harrington,^ June 1, 1834, a teacher, rs. Westboro'. 

VIII. Ann Frances,^ Dec. 13, 1835, d. Feb. 9, 1843, with scarlet fever. 
IX. Mary Jane,^ Nov. 21, 1837, d. one hour after her sister, and was 

interred in the same coffin. 
X. Daniel Edward,^ Dec. 22, 1840, d. Dec. 30, 1840. 



355. 714. David,* Rev., graduated at Union College, 1818, studied theology with 
Rev. Drs. Emmons and Ido of Medway ; has been pastor, 1819-36, 
at East Randolph ; 1837-45, at Framingham, and 1846, at Bridge- 
water, where he now resides. His standing, as a preacher and 
pastor, has ever been very respectable, his theology sound, his ex- 
amples unimpeachable, liis course conservative, and his labors suc- 
cessful. He m. Elizabeth H. Durfee of Fall River, b. 1796 ; had, 
714. I. Elizabeth Durfee,'' 1821. v. Thomas R.,^ 1834. 

t 715. II. David Sewell,^ 1823. vi. Martha A.,^ 1837. 

716. III. Lucv Harrington,' 1827. vii. Marv A.J 1839. 

717. IV. Charles Durfee,' 1831. 



134 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

359. 718. Elmer,* Hon., is a distinguished citizen of Westboro', where, like his 
senior brother, he has long enjoyed the entire confidence and esteem 
of the community. He has several years represented the town, and 
once the County of Worcester, in the General Court, and, by ex- 
ecutive appointment, now holds the office of Treasurer to the Re- 
form School in Westboro'. He m. Betsey Parker, dau. of Joel P. 
of Westboro', and had, 

I. Ellen Eliz.,^ March 3, 1824, d. Sept. 13, 1848, m. David Hill, 
r. Westminster. 

719. II. Hannah Janelt,'' .Ian. 9, 1827, m. Archelaus M. Howe, r. Westb. 

720. III. Merrick Putnam,^ March 9, 1829, m. Sarah E. Wellington, rs. 

Boston ; lias Edward il/.,* Sahra L,^ or D., and Walter.^ 

721. IV. Ann Parker,^ Sept. 18, 1832, m. Chs. A. Harrington, rs. Westb. 

V. Sophia Augusta,^ July 10, 1837, d. April 17, 1842. 
VI. Susan Parker,^ Jan. 4, 1840. 

722. VII. Charles Elmer,^ Mar. 14, '42; viii. Calvin Lloyd,'' Julv 30, '44. 



360. 723. Holloway,* Capt., m. Frances Read, rs. Westboro'; had, 

724. I. Jane P.,^ 1824, m. Austin Belknap, rs. Boston. 

725. II. Hannah,^ 1827, m. Calvin French, rs. Randolph. 

726. III. Maria E.,^ 1829; iv. Lyman M.,' 1836. 

V. Cyrus,^ 1838 ; vi. Harriet T.,^ 1842. 

369. 727. Sullivan,^ Dea., m. Jan. 5, 1804, Amanda Spalding, who d. Feb. 3, 
1849 ; and 2d, Mrs. Nancy Bryan, r. Westmoreland, and now at 
Vienna, Oneida Co., N. Y.; had, 

I. Lucinda,^ Dec. 5, 1804, d. Oct. 27, 1841, m. William E. Thorn, 
r. Washington, O. 

728. II. Mavor,^ Dea., m. Sept. 29, 1830, Clarissa Bill, who d. March 9, 

J842 ; and 2d, July 27, 1843, Malinda P. Merrill, dau. of Jacob 
M. of Westmoreland, rs. Toledo, CI since Mav 9, 1842; had, 

1. Harriet E.," Julv 4, 1831, m. William A. Beach, rs. Toledo ; 

2. Celina,' March "19, 1833; 3. Stjlrania,^ Sept. 17, 1835; 
4. Charles 0.,« Sept. 9, 1838; 5. Franklin S.,« Feb. 9, 1842, 
(by 1st wife) ; 6. Sl.anlei/ F.,' Dec. 12, 1844 ; 7. Heleri C.,« 
Aug. 7, 1846; 8. George Alaror,' Feb. 1, 1849; 9. Tri7//a;;i 
A., Sept. 21, 1853; 10. Edivard J?.,« Jan. 28, 1856. 

III. Eliza,' Aug. 29, 1808, d. March 30, 1856, m. April 1, 1840, 
Edward Dotv, r. Rome, N. Y. 

729. IV. Rollin,^ Oct. 12, 1810, d. .Ian. 2, 1855, m. March 4, 1849, Louisa 

Risley (d.), rs. Vienna. 
V. Aratluisa,^ Oct. 30, 1812, d. .Ian. 25, 1858, m. Oct. 3, 1835, 

Ansel L. Johnson, r. Vienna. 
VI. Fabor," Feb. 21, 1815, d. Nov. 24, 1844, unmarried, 
vii. Newell,^ Jan. 1, 1820, d. March 25. 1841, unmarried. 
VIII. Sarah,^ May 8, 1823, m. Oct. 5, 1854, James D. Marks. 

Of the above 8 children, 6 have died in the faith of the Gospel, 
and the 2 who survive, profess and adorn the same faith. 



378. 730. John,'"' in. Jan. 25, 1816, Susan Moore, and in March following re- 
moved to Ogd(Mi, Monroe Co., where he still rs. Thcv had, at O., 
1, Caroline E.,^ July 8, 1817, m. Feb. 23, 1737, Geo. W. Hiscock, 
rs. Spencorport, Monroe Co.; had, Emih/ F.,* Aug. 25, 1845^ 
and Susan A. «.," Oct. 2, 1852. 



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II. Orvill P.7 Sept. 10, 1818, m. Jan. 27, 1842, Delia Barnard, rs. 

Spenccrport : had, 1. Charles H.,^ Mnrch 30, 1843; 2. Ed- 

u-ard D.,« June 16, 1845; 3. Fred. G.," Feb. 18,1849; 4. 

ClUrord /.,« Sept. 9, 1853 ; 5. Clara /?.," Aiic 15, 1856. 
m. JoliM D.,^ Dec. 4, 1820, in. Feb. 19, 1815, Sophia ]\1. Willey, rs. 

Spenccrport; liad, 1. Alvin W.^ iNov. 25, 1845; 2. Virginia 

S.,« April 7, 1852 '; 3. Florence A.,^ Feb. 20, 1858. 
IV. Aionzo,^ Nov. 16, 1822, m. Jan. 3, 1849, Marv F. man, rs. 

LafavL-tte, Ind.; had, I.Man/ Jcnctic, Oct. 9,"l849 ; 2. Frank," 

Sept.' 2, 1858. 
V. Mihon,Mune 18, 1825, m. Oct. 25, 1850, Mary A. Finch, rs. 

Spenccrport ; liad Carrie L.,* Jnly 3, 1855. 
VI. Charles," March 15, 1827, rs. at Spenccrport, Monroe Co., N. Y. 
vii. Sarah," Sept. 3, 1832, m. April 9, 1857, llarvev Pratt, rs. Parma, 

N.Y.; had, 1. Charles 5.," Feb. 1, '58 ; 2. Hclev,' Ap. 17, '59. 
VIII. Harriet,^ June 22, 1837, m. Oct. 29, 1857, Wm. W. Hart, rs. Sp. 



384. 731. Jabez,* m. 1796, Nancy Kingsbury, dau. of Jos. K. of Worcester, 
who d. 1848, and r. in Worcester, and had, 
I. Polly,^ Nov. 1, 1796, d. 1855, m. 1812, Ephroim Bigelow ; had, 

1. Horatio iV.,' rs. a manufacturer, at Ciiulon. 

2. Eraslus jB.,* an inventor, rs. Boslou. 

732. II. Moses," May 10, 1798, m. 1818, Chloe Pond, dau. of Nathan P. 

of Walpole, who d. 1846; and he m. 2d, in 1847, Sarah T. 
Huse of Newburyport, r. Chicopee ; had, 

1. Charles Augustus G.,* Dec. 3, 1823, at Worcester, grad. at 

Wes. Univ. and Theo. Sem., Bangor, m. 1853, Eleanor 
M. Smith, dau. of John S. of Mi;'dIeto\vn, Ct., rs. as 
pastor of the N. Congl. Church, Enfield, Ct.; has 
Charles S.' and William'"C.' 

2. Olivia Ann," b. May 13, 1826, at Worcester, d. 1849. 
III. Betsev,^ Nov. 1800, at Worcester, rs. IMillburv. 

733. IV. Hosea,^ b. 1802. d. 1838, m. 1823, Marv Pond, dau. of Nathl. 

P. of Walpole; had Harriet M.," Ocl. 15, 1826, at Worcester, 
but no son. 
V. Nancy,'' b. 1806, d. 1846, m. Rev. D. S. King, r. Boston. 
VI. Margaret,^ b. 1808, d. 1846, m. W. I. Merrificld, r. Worcester; 
had 2 sons. 

388. 734. Levi,* Esq., m. Eunice Munroe ; and 2d, Frances Munroe, both daus. 
of Isaac M., of Keene, N. H. ; has been a wine merchant, and rs. 
in Boston ; had, 
I. Levi Henry,- Nov. 1811, m. Zenobia West of Brooklyn, N. Y., 

rs. a merchant at B.; had, 1. Harriet,^ (d.); 2. Zenohia" ; 3. 

Emma" ; 4. Henri/ Levi," (d.) 
II. Eunice Harriet,^ m. Samuel Ball ; had Harriet F." May I, 

1838, r. Boston. 

III. Caroline Frances^ (d.), (by 2d wife,) m. Erasmus Jones An- 

drews, rs. a merchant at Boston; had, 1. Caroline Frances^" 
June 19, 1845 ; 2. Harriette Ball," May 6, 1849. 

IV. Frederick Augustus^ (d.), m. Harriette Norton, fr. Worcester; 

had Harriette," (d.) 

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136 BRIGHAM. [{ HATT. 

404. 736. Joseph,' m. Hannah Hardy [rs. not reported, prob. Princeton] ; had, 
I. Joseph D.,^ b. 1807, m. Anna Thompson, rs. New Brainlree ; had, 
1. Edmond,^ Aug. 18. 1836; 2. Waller,^ Dec. 8, 1838. 
3. Harriet M.,Muly 30, 1840; 4. Franklin D.,' Dec. 21, '42. 
5. Henry^ &:c., rs. New Braintree. 
II. William B.,^ m. Susan R. Willard of Stirling, settled in Worcester 
about 1836 ; rm. to Springfield, 1844, where he rs.; had, 
1. George,^ June 25, 1838; 2. Laura,^ Aug. 6, 1841. 
3. Sarah,^ Mav 24, 1847; 4. Charlotte,' April 26, 1851. 
5. Nellie,' June 26, 1855. 
in. Charles C.,^ d. July 3, 1853, at Blackstone, m. Aug. 29, 1840, 
Sabra Cook, fr. Marlboro^ where she resides. They had, 

1. Laurieite E.,' June 28. 1841. 

2. Charles E.,' Oct. 26, 1844, d. July 29, 1845. 

3. Charles A.,' March 10, 1846 ; 4. Joh7i 0.,« July 15, 1848. 
5. Ethelin E.,' Oct. 10, 1849 ; 6. Avjanette C.,« June 1, '53. 

IV. Hannah,^ died unmarried, Sept. 21, 1842, aged about 32. 
V. Roxanna,^ m. 1835, Silas Dinsmore of Worcester, rs. W.; had, 
1. Everett'-, 2. Henry' (d.); 3. Eimna'; 4. Ayina' (d.) 



417. 737. Willard* inherited the homestead in Marlboro', one mile S. W. of 
Feltonville, m. Betsey Russell, dau. of Oliver R. of Marl., and had, 
I. Harriet,^ Oct. 3, 1802, resides unmarried in Saugus. 
II. Mary,^ Oct. 1, 1804, m. Ebenezer Brown, rs. Saugus ; has 6 cli. 

738. III. Levi,' Rev., Oct. 14, 1806, grad. Williams College and Theolog- 

ical Seminary, Andover, m. Mary Fay, rs. a pastor at Saugus. 
IV. George,' Oct. 12, 1808, m. Mary Ann Hapgood, dau. of Thomas 
H. of Marlboro', r. on the homestead of his grandfather in M., 
but now resides at Franklin, N. H.; had, 

1. Frances A.,' March 27, 1833, m. John A. Godard, rs. Stow. 

2. Mary Eliza,' Dec. 9, '34, m. Francis L. Barnard, rs. Marl. 

3. Caleb B.,' Sept. 14, 1836, rs. Marlboro'. 

4. Willard E.,' April 9, 1839. 

5. George W.,' April 9, 1841, d. June 23, 1843. 

6. Ellen S.,' Dec. 24, 1842; 7. Harriet N.,' Aug. 17,1844. 
V. Hannah,' Jan. 18, 1811, d. 1836, m. Otis Brown of Feltonville. 

739. VI. WMllard,' May 4, 1813, grad. Wms. Col. and Theo. Sem. And., 

rs. pastor of the orthodox church in Ashfield. 
VII. Aaron,' April 7, 1817, m. Salinda Stratton ; and 2d, Sarah 
(Messenger) Houghton, rs. Holliston ; has, 

1. Delia'; 2. Daniel'; 3. Martha'; 4. Alma'; 5. Alfred.' 

740. VIII. Elizabeth,' Dec. 1, 1820, m. Jona. Randall (d.), r. Feltonville. 



418. 741. Caleb,* Jun., m. Martha Brigham,dau. of Wm. B. of Marl., r. M.; Jiad, 

742. I. Martha Chamberlain,' ^Oct. 21, 1803, in. !\Iathias Rice (d.), rs. 

Fitcliburg. 
II. Laura Ann,' .luly 1, 1805, died young, antl prior lo 1813. 

743. in. Francis Dana,' April 19, 1808; has long transacted business as 

a merchant at Feltonvill(> ; m. May 12, 1S31, Sarah Pope, b. 
Jan. 11, INII, dau. of Stc|)hen P., Esq. of .Marlboro': had, 

1. George Austin,' Se|)tnmber 28, 1S32, died July 24, 1834. 

2. Charles Dana,' June 16, 1835, died October 14, 1836. 

3. Charles Austin,' August 22, 1837. 




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4. George Dana,' b. also August 22, 1837, d. April 19, 1838. 

5. El/a Frances,^ November 11, 1851, died July 10, 1853. 

744. IV. Charles,'' b. May 3, 1811, and no further reported. 

745. V. Laura Ami,^ b. April 20, 1813, m. Alden Brigham, Esq., rs. Marl. 
VI. Austin P.,' April 4, 1815, d. Sept. 4, 1818. 

VII. Sophia,^ July 1, 1817, d. Sept. 5, 1818. 

421. 746. Benajah* is sup. to liave lived in Boston, and is reported to have had, 

747. I. Benjamin,^ Rev., A. M., Harvard University, 1825, studied divin- 

ity, was appointed chaplain in the United States navy, became 
a favorite guest to President Bolivar, and entered his service for 
four years. He afterwards returned to the United States and 
resumed preaching. He was a superior scholar and musician. 
He preached his last sermon in Brattle Street Church, a few 
weeks before his death, in 1831. 

748. II. Georce," who lately resided at Bloomington, III. 

479. III. MaryV who m. Rev. !\I. Safford of Rutland; and 2d, Es- 

terbrook of Fitchburg. 

750. IV. Charlotte,^ who m. Mr. Bell o( New Orleans, and rs. his wid. in Bos. 

751. V. Sallv,^ who m. Anson Dexter of Boston, or vicinity. 



422. 752. Ephraim*5 inherits the homestead in Westboro', m. Hannah Twitcbell, 
dau. of Tiiomas, [See my Genealogy of the Twitchells, No. 51, 
p. 249,] and had, 

I. Hannah .M.,^ (d.), m. Benj. F. Green (d.V, r. Shrewsbury; had 
Charles,^ who rs. with his grandfather Ephraim in Westboro'. 
II. John W.,^ May 6, 1821, m. March 22, 1845, Anna Dana Blake, 
rs. Boston, an extensive shoe-dealer; had, 

1. John Willie," Jun., April 16, 1850. 

2. Frederick Dana," July 10, 1858 ; 3. Arthur,' Aug. 27, '59. 
III. Lucy H.," (d.), m Chs. C. Andrews, r. Westboro'; had 

Charles' who rs. with his father in Westboro'. 



423. 756. Peter W.,« m. Lydia Valentine, settled in Boston as a mason, and was 
the first American who put on stucco work ; had, 
757. I. William A.,^ b. Aug. 29, 1808, in Boston, rs, in Worcester at 
present as a statistician, having passed through many vicissi- 
tudes, and been engaged in a great variety of agencies requiring 
much care and responsibility. He now has charge of the 
Agricultural Grounds in Worcester, and the magnificent build- 
ing thereon, with its richly-stored halls. 

He m. April 15, 1830, Mary Gray, dau. of Matthew and 
Millicent (Dickman) G. of Westboro', who d. May 21, 1847; 
and 2d, Hannah S. Chapman, b. Sept. 10, 1819, m. May 3, 
1848, dau. of Daniel C. and Nancy (Smith) C.'of Belchertown, 
and had, 

1. Ann Maria,' Aug. 12, 1831, m. George R. Bowman, rs. 

Almond, N. Y. 

2. Augustus A.,' July 31, 1833. 

3. Sarah Waldo," Feb. 14, 1837, at Westboro'. 

4. Susan B. D," July 25, 1839, at Northboro'. 

5. Elizabeth V.,' Sept. 9, 1841, at Worcester, d. Aug. 13, '49. 

6. Marv C.,' Aug. 30, 1844. 



138 BRIG HAM. [CHAPT. 

7. Aifielia G. P..^ March 15, 1847, (bv 1st wife.) 

8. hlaimuh yl.,« Fol). 2-J, 1849, (by 2d'wife,) d. Aug. 29, '49. 

9. Wm. F.,« May 17, 1850 ; 10. Louh Kossuth," Jan. 30, '52. 
11. 0/u-er 8. C.} Marcli 13, 1856. 

758. 11. Lvdia Ann,^ Feb. 5, 1810, at Boston, m. Holland Forbes, Jun. 
of Westboro'. 
III. John Welis,^ Sept. 5, 1818, at Boston, d. Sept. 24, 1818. 



424. 759. Jabez^ was, by trade, a mason, and, as such, built the first brick edi- 
fice in Bangor, Mc. He r. in Grafton and Boston, m. Jan. 1799, 
Sophia Hunt, fr. Uxbridge, who d. at Grafton, Feb. 6, 1837, a. 55. 
He m. 2d, 1849, Phila Wheeler, and had, 
I. Francis,^ Feb. 22, ISOO, at Lancaster, d. Sept. 13, 1819, at Graf. 

760. II. Mary Ann,^ Dec. 29, IhOl, at L., m. 1818, Robert Prentice of G. 
III. .Fabez,' Jun., Aug. 29, 1804, at Boston, d. Aug. 26, 1805. 

761. IV. Sophia,' June 7,^1806, m. Nov. 20, '28, Dan. Wheelcck of Graf. 

762. V. Abigail D.,^ Oct. 24, 1807, m. 1830, Ezra R. Pratt of Grafton. 

763. VI. Phebe,' Aug. 2, 1810, m. April 9, 18.32, Wm. Holden of Graf. 
VII. Jabez,' March 7, 1813, d. in Detroit, March, 1839, s. p. 

VIII. Warren," March 24, 1815, at Grafton, m. Sept., 1842, Persis 
Cnrlton ; had a child, b. 1853, d. 1855. 
IX. Emcline F.,'' May 7, 1820, at Grafton, d. Feb. 13, 1844, at 
Millbury ; m. August, 1837, Andrew Holden. 

764. X. Sarah E.," m. 1840, James Allen of Putnam, Ct. In the line of 

this family the name expires. 



443. 765. Thomas S.,* M. D., at the age of 13 years removed with his parents 
to Norwich, Vt., read medicine, graduated at the Medical College 
in Hanover, N. H., and became ceh'brated in his profession ; m. 
Polly Dana, dau. of Gen. James D. of" IMansfield," or " Lebanon," 
Ct., and afterwards of Cobbleskill, N. Y., who commanded a com- 
pany at the battle of Bunker Hill, and served seven years in thr 
Revolutionary Army, which he left with the rank of Major. Dr. 
Brigham had by this marriage, 
I. Polly," b. July 21, 1794, m. Jan. 11, 1815, Willard Hutchinson 

of Norwich, Vt., who was b. at Braintrce, Yt., Aug. 22, 1792, 

d. at Windsor, Vt., Jan. 1845; had, 

1. James Dana,*' April 18, 1817, m. Aug. 11, 1852, Louise 

F'rench, dau. of Otis F. of Pawtucket, Mass., rs. a tradiM- 
in Boston ; had Fannie B.,' May 22, 1853, and Henry 
Dana,^ March 6, 1855. 

2. Thomas B.,^ June 16, 1821, d. young. 

3. Hcnrii A.,^ March 16, 1826, d.vounli. 

4. Marii M.,^ May 1, 1829, m. Chs. E. Blaisdell at Norwich. 

Vt."; had Chs. Willard," Dec. 29, 1848, and Emma L.,' 
Aug. 22, 1852. 

5. Martha A.^ Feb. 22, 183-, died young. 

II. Lucia,^ b. March 8, 1796, at Norwich, Vt., m. Feb. 17, 1819. 
Joiin W;irnor Leslie, (son of Ale.x. L.) b. Aug. 18, 1791, at 
Londonderry, N. H., a descendant iVom valiant Scotch plant- 
ers of that town, whose hislorv must be read for ages with sym- 
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in lumber, but afterwards became a farmer. Mrs. Leslie was 
a verv intelligent and energetic woman ; had, 

1. Charles Brigham,^ Esq., b. at \Veils R. in Newbury, Vt., 

Vt., Nov. 5, 1819, m. Jan. 15, 1845, Harriet Heaton 
Skinner, b. at Thetford, Vt., May 9, 1822, dan. of 
Smith S. now of Lowell. Mr. Leslie resides at Wells 
River, Vt., by profession a lawyer, holding the office of 
Judge of Probate for Bradford District in Orange Co., in 
which, by annual elections, he has been continued sev- 
eral years. He has Julius Hayden,' b. Nov. 7, 1845; 
Elizabeth Butler,' b. Sept. 7, 1747; Charles Edward,' 
b. July 3, 1854, all at Wells River. 

2. Elizabeth B.,' b. Oct. 19, 1822, m. Julius A. Hayden of 

St. Louis, Aug. 31, 1843, and d. March 5, 1845, s. p. at 
Memphis, Ten. 

3. Lucia Ann,^ b. April 17, 1835, at Wells River, where she 

rs. unmarried. 

III. Laura,'' b. Oct. 20, 1799, m. Luman McClintock, rs. Manch. N. H. 
766. IV. Charles,^ m. , rs. Wells River, Vt. 

V. James D.,^ m. and rs. Harpswell, Me. 
VI. Thomas Jefferson,^ who died young. 

Dr. Thomas S.,* about 1809, removed to Wayne, Me., and sub- 
sequently m. Miss Mary French of S. Hampton, N. H., by whom 
he had, 
VII. Hannah,^ who m. Dr. J. S. Bishop, rs. Newport, Me. 
VIII. Thomas Chandler,^ who d. s. p.; ix. Mary Jane^ ; x. Sarah.'' 
XI. Joseph.^ 

444. 767. Don J.,6 Esq., m. Anna Wright, b. 1776, d. May 9, 1854, r. Nor- 

wich ; had, 

768. I. Sophia,' Oct. 20, 1797, m. Samuel Wright, rs. Norwich. 

769. II. Cynthia,^ July 24, 1799, m. Tho. Emerson, rs. Ridgeway, Or- 

leans Co., N. Y. 

770. III. Nancy,'^ July 3, 1801, and no further reported. 

IV. Phebe C," July 20, 1803, and d. May 16, 1823, aged 19. 
V. Lydia S.,' April 19, 1805, and no further reported. 

771. VI. Olive,^ March 26, 1807, m. Stephen Blaisdell, rs. Norwich. 

772. VII. Don A.,^ Esq., May 24, 1S09, m. Susan R. Amsden, rs. Nor- 

wich; had, 

1. Helen i?.,« April 27, 1838, d. Aug. 21, 1845. 

2. Susan J.,' Jan. 25, 1842, d. Sept. 30, 1845. 

3. Joseph A.,^ Jan. 16, 1844, d. Jan. 6, 1845. 

4. A7ina T.,' Jan. 14, 1846. 

5. Waller L.," March 23, 1848. 

6. Mary E.," Nov. 17, 1850. 

7. Grace i^.,* Oct. 29, 1852, d. Sept. 10, 1853. 

8. Edgar,^ Aug. 3, 1854; 9. Nina A.," Nov. 25, 1856. 

773. VIII. Elvira,^ July 17, 1811, m. James BIy, rs. Norwich. 

445. 774. Paul W.,* inherits the homestead of his honored father at Norwich, 

Vt., and now, almost 83 years old, is able to render essential ser- 
vice in making this compilation. 

He m. Marv Avers of^ Havfrhill. Mass.; had, 



775. 


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776. 


II 


777. 


III 


778. 


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Paul W.,'' b. Nov. 2, 1802, m. Louisa Slack, rs. Norwich. 
George,^ b. June, 1804, d. Jan. 1833, at Norwich, m. Elizabeth 

Trull of Roxbury, Mass. 
Mary,' Nov. 1806, d. 1828, at Norw., m. Oliver S. Buel, r. Norw. 
William,'' March 20, 1808, m. Ann T. Proctor, rs. with his 

father on the venerated homestead at Norwich, and had, 

1. Charlotte E.," Aug. 10, 1833, d. June 30, 1859, at Norw. 

2. Ellen A.,' Oct. 6, 1835, d. April 2, 1857, at Norwich. 

3. Jolm P.,' Jan. 5, 1838, d. Jan. 11, 1840. 

4. Fra7icis A.," March 12, 1840, d. Oct. 16, 1856. 

5. Louisa A.,' Feb. 18, 1848; 6. Wm. A.,' Jan. 30, 1847. 
7. Albert C.,' Sept. 28, 1849. 

779. V. Catherine,^ July 23, 1810, m. Edwin Hebard, rs. Norwich. 

780. VI. James A.,'' June 16, 1816, m. Mary Wheeler, rs. Manches. N. H. 

781. VII. Albert,^ March 1822, Harriet Harridan, rs. Manchester. 

782. VIII. Adaline,^ 1819, m. Alvin Pratt, rs. Manchester. 

783. IX. Louisa," May, 1813, m. Oliver S. Buel, (2d wife,) rs. Westville, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 



451. 784. Charles,6 m. Nov. 7, 1804, Betsey Royce, who d. Jan. 10, 1836, r. 
Woodstock, Vt. ; had, 

I. Charles Frederick,'' Nov. 13, 1825, m. June 23, 1856, Caroline 
A. Havens ; had, 

1. Charles Normond,^ Dec. 30, 1858. 
II. Laura Kendall,^ Nov. 2, 1828, m. Edwin C. Hoadly, r. Woodst. 
785. III. Normond Carlos,'' Sept. 8, 1835, rs. Mansfield, Ct. ' 

459. 786. Daniel R.,6 m. Eliza Needham, r. Coventrv ; had, 

I. Daniel W.,^ April 6, 1821, m. Elizabeth Brownell ; had 

Mary A.,^ Marshall W.,' Anna E.,' James B.' 
II. Henry G.,'' April 13, 1823, m. Mary A. Dimock, (no children.) 

III. Emily W.,'' Nov. 1825, m. Lorin Edgartoii. 

IV. Frederick B.,^ April 13, 1829, m. Jane Smith ; had 

Frederick E.^ and Charley.^ 
V. George N.,^ May 2, 1831, m. Sarah Bodge; had 

Charles^ and Frank.^ 
VI. Edwin G.,'' b. also, May 2, 1831, m. Sophronia Nye ; had Henry.* 



467. 787. Bela Brewster," Col., was a clerk in the store of P. S. Whitney, Bos- 
ton, for two years after his father's removal to Canada. In 1803 
he joined him, settled in London, and became a loyal subject of a 
government better administered than our own. Here, in the un- 
natural war that ensued, he was called into service. In 1812 he 
had the command of a Rifle Company in the First Regiment of 
O.xfonl Militia, and commanded the Regiment during the rebellion 
in 1837. He was much on duty during these wars, acquiring for 
life th(^ taste of a soldier. He now, in his 76th year, sojourns, with 
his lady, at Bath, N. Y., possessing a ready memory, and a hand 
steady as in youth. A{ the age of 70 he dispensed wi:h his cane, 
and lias fmuid no need of it for the Inst six years : and "so vigor- 
ous is lie tliat the comnnniitv were lately surprised to see the man 
who had been schooled in the excitements of the camp, and accus- 
tomed to tiie fierce exercise of war, nmusinc himself, on the 74th 



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I.] BRIGHAM. 141 

anniversary of his birth, with skating, at wliich he was able to dis- 
tance many a juvenile. And so healthy and cheerful is he, that 
did the fountain of youth, which Ponce de Leon vainly sought, really 
exist, its magic waters could scarcely bestow on Col. Brigham more 
of youthful feeling than he possesses." 

He m. Dec. 26, 1816, Hannah Davenport, dau. of Richard D. 
of Richfield, N. Y.; and 2d, Jan. 30, 1823, Abby Whitney, dau. of 
Nathan W. of Richfield, b. March 9, 1796, and had, 
788. I. Wealthy Clarinda,* Oct. 13, 1817, m. Gideon Bullen, rs. Lexing- 
ton, IViich. 
II. Eliza Ann,« July 9, 1819, d. June 1, 1837. 
III. Twin boys,* May 5, 1821, d. unnamed. 

Eugenia' M.,« April 26, 1824, (by 2d wife,) m. Sept. 12, 1848, 

S. Morris Seymour, rs. Bath, N. Y. 
Charles Brewster,* Aug. 6, 1827, rs. unmarried, a Photographer, 

Chicago, III. 
Adelaide Fidelia,' Nov 16, 1829, died July 26, 1832. 
Caroline W.," Aug. 10, 1831, d. June 1, 1857, in Nebraska, m. 

Aug. 10, 1853, Truman VV. Woods, M. D. 
Henry Gustavus," Sept. 13, " 1836," or " 1837," rs. unmarried, 
Sidney, Fremont Co., Iowa. 



789. 


IV. 


790. 


V. 




VI. 


791. 


VII, 


792. 


VIII, 



474. 793. Phineas,^ m. Lydia Wilkins, dau. of Edmd. W. ot Marl., r. Marl.; had, 
I. Edward Elkins,^ Sept. 4, 1805, d. unm. at Marlboro', aged 37, 
794. II. Bela Brewster,* May 10, 1807, m. Harriet Frost. 

796. III. Alden,* June 25, 1809 (d.), m. Asenath Hastings (d.) 
IV. George,* died unmarried, aged 33. 

797. V. Austin,* March 5, 1811, m. Elizabeth Hastings, rs. Marlboro'. 

798. VI. Lydia Anne,* Jan. 28, 1815, m. John Flastings ; 2d, Rufus Tem- 
ple, rs. Marlboro'. 

799. VII. Sidney,* Aug. 4, 1817, m. June 8, 1839, Fanny N. Hemming- 
way, b. July 8, 1818, rs. Marlboro' ; had, 

1. Lucy S.,^ July 2, 1840, d. June 4, 1844. 

2. Sidney £.,» June 4, 1842, d. Sept. 23, 1844. 

3. Clarissa J.,' Mar. 19, 1844; 4. Amelia R.,' Jan. 10, '46. 

5. Mary L.,' Nov. 9, 1848, d. Mav 29, 1854. 

6. Richard £.,' Jan. 17, 1851, at Stow, d. Sept. 13, 1854. 

7. Hattie £.,» Dec. 2, 1853 ; 8. Nellie P.,' Nov. 27, 1855. 

800. VIII. Cyrus,* June 9, 1820, m. Dec. 17, 1840, Cynthia M. Bemis, b. 
Oct. 5, 1824, dau. of Lewis B. fr. Billerica,' rs. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Sarah P.,' Feb. 21, 1841, at Stow. 

2. Cynthia £.,' Jan. 13, 1843 ; 3. Lydia F.,' Oct. 3, 1844. 

4. Martha JE.,' Jan. 19, 1847; 5. Mary D.,' Jan. 1, 1849. 
6. C. Waldo,' Dec. 17, 1850; 7. Wm. H.,' Dec. 11, 1852. 

8. Sidney £.,' Mar. 28, '55; 9. Caroline E.,' April 28, '57. 
10. George A.,' June 11, 1859. 



475. 801. Willard^ m. Betsey Sherman of Westboro', r. Sutton ; had, 

I. Leonard B.,* March 4, 1812, m. Harriet Alexander, from North- 

field, rs. in Worces. ; has Hollis 5.,' b. Sept. 6, 1836, rs. Wor. 

II. Eliza J.,* Oct. 8, 1813, m. Lvman Putnam, rs. Sutton ; had, 

1. Sarah /.,» Jan. 4, 1840 ; 2. Julia iI/.,» Dec. 30, 1846. 
3. Laura A.,' April 12, 1848: 4. Orison L.,' Dec. 17, 1850. 



14'2 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT 

III. Orison W.,« Nov. 3, 1816, m. Laura White of Northb., rs. N. 

IV. Almira,« Jan. 1, 1818, d. Sept. 17, 1852, m. Elias Adams (d.); 

and 2d, Lewis Holbrook; liad, 

1. EJias Adams,^ Aug. 15, 1841, rs. Uxbridge. 

2. Adcdade M. Holbrook,^ July 24, 1845. 
V. Eli A.,« July 1, 1820, d. March,' 1859, m. Satira Stearns (d.), 

rs. Chester ; had, 

1. Pliny S.,' Oct. 15, 1845; 2. Edwi7i S.,' Sept. 6, 1850. 

3. Emma S.,' .Tan. 12, 1853. 

VI. Emmons B.,^ June 7, 1822, d. unm. June 23, 1842, at Sutton. 
VII. Emily M.,° Dec. 26, 1824, m. Barnabas Hewett of Northb., rs. N. 
VIII. Hannah L ,"* Feb. 6, 1827, rn. Joseph R. Danforth of Hardwick, 
rs. Worcester ; had, 

1. Susfin TF.,^ April 14, 1.850; 2. George L.,^ Nov. 19, '55. 
IX. Catlierine M.,^ April 1, 1829, m. Henry O. Sprague of Douglas, 
rs. Westfield ; had, 

1. Alvin L.,^ Sept. 22 1855; 2. Clara L.,' Aug. 23, 1858. 
X. Phineas,^ June 9, 1831, m. Lorenza Miller, rs. Westboro'; had 

Melriua L.,' Aug. 26, 1855. 
XI. Henry M.,^ Oct. 29, 1833, m. Jane Shermon of Sutton, rs. Sutton. 
XII. Sarah,« Sept. 21, 1836, m. Jan. 17, 1855, Loren Bolster (d.), of 
Oxford, resides at Worcester. 



476. 802. Lambert,^ m. Sophia Buck, r. Sterling; had, 

I. Augustus,^ May 26, 1820, m. Nov. 9, 1840, at Boston, Mary A. 
AHard ; had, 

1. Henry F.,' May 3, 1842, at Wavland. 

2. Mary A.,' Oct." 2, 1843, at Naiick. 

3. Harriet^ March 14, 1845, at Framingham. 

4. James A.,^ Nov. 26, 1846, at Princeton. 

5. Owen TF.,' April 26, 1848, at Sterling. 

6. Charles £.,' Jan. 26, 1850, at Sterling, d. Sept. 5, 1850. 

7. Fanmi A. TF.,^ June 1, 1851, at Sterling. 

8. Enoch A.,'' Sept. 5, 1853. 

9. Eler Emer /.," March 1, 1855, at Shrewsbury. 
10. Rased yl.,» Sept. 1, 1856. 

H. Aurelius,* Feb. 3, 1830, m, Sept. 10, 1853, Olive Wilson, rs. 
Boylston ; had, 

1. Edioard L.,' Dec. 6, 1854. 

2. John IF.,' Nov. 4, 1855, at Boylston. 



486. 803. John,'' in 1808, removed to Whitingham, Yt., and settled upon a farm 
on which he has ever since rc^sided. He m. Nov. 14, 1808, at 
Pliillipston, Rebecca Smith, h. Nov. 2, 1783, at Truro, d. Feb. 23, 
1833; and 2d, Dec. 4, 1833, Huldah Wheeler, b. Dec. 24, 1804, 
at Halifax, Vt., who d. (^)ct. 8, 1839; and 3d, April 22, 1841, 
Rebecca (Rawson-Bardwall) (toss, b. at Montague, Sept. 30, 1785, 
who (1. July 5, 1844; and 4tli, May 2, 1845, Betsey (Preston) 
Brigham, widow of his brother Lvscom, and b. at Wiiitingham, 
Vt., Julv 11, 1800. He had, 
1. M;nlin i'ncman," Oct. 19, 1809, m. .Tan. 12, 1836, Elizabeth 

Maria Smith, dau. of Gamaliel S. of Phillipston, rs. a baker in 

Boston, and has. 



BRIOHAM. 143 

1. Francis Henry,^ b. at Wilmington, July 19, 1837. 

2. Ellen Maria,' b. at Wilmington, Oct. 3, 1841. 

3. Emma Elizabeth^ Jan. 12, 1852, at Boston. 
11. Sally S.,« Dec. 29, 1811, d. July 30, 1815, or 1818. 

III. Han-iel,^ Sept. 2, 1814, m. Jan. 14, 1840, at Whitingham, Luke 

Wolcott Farnsworth, b. Oct. 1, 1808, son of Thomas F. of 
Halifa.x, Vt., rs. at Whitingham; had, 

1. Charles Luke,' Nov. 24, 1840. 

2. Sophia Harriet,' Aug. 25, 1843. 

3. Ann Eliza R.,' July 25, 1845. 

4. John Addison,' Jan. 13, 1851 ; 5. Laura E.,' May 9, '56. 

IV. Sally Maria,' Aug. 12, 1816, m. Sept. 12, 1834, Merrick Chase, 

b. at Sutton, Mass., Dec. 13, 1811, son of Benjamin C. of VV., 
rs. Greenwich, N. Y.; had, 

1. Sylvester S.,' Sept. 3, 1835; 2. Elvira R.,' Feb. 10, '39. 

3. John Bri^ham,' May 6, 1841. 

4. Charles E.,' Jan. 17, 1844, at Wilmington. 

5. Sarah Maria,' at Somerset, Oct. 12, 1847. 

6. Addison M.,' Oct. 30, 1855. 

V. Rebecca Elvira,* March 23, 1820, m. March 15, 1843, Joseph 
Goodnow, b. May 20, 1815, d. Sept. 14, 1847, son of Joseph 
G. of Wilmington ; and 2d, Sept. 11, 1858, Nathaniel J. Lord, b. 
Sept. 22, 1819, at Athol, where they now reside. She had, 
1. Joseph Wilson Goodnow,' Dec. 28, 1843, at Whitingham. 
VI. John Addison,* Jan. 25, 1824, m. March 15, 1855, Emily Corin- 
tha Parmclee, b. Jan. 19, 1826, dau. of Jeremiah P. of Wil- 
mington, Vt., rs. a baker in Boston ; had, 

1. Carrie Emily,' at Boston, May 31, 1856. 

2. Gilbert Addison,' July 22, 1858, d. Nov. 20, 1858. 

VII. Francis Edmund,* Aug. 1, 1826, m. Jan. 16, 1855, Milliscent A. 

Brown, dau. of Rufus B. of Wil., rs. Chester, Howard Co., lo. 
viii. Lewis,* Sept. 17, 1834, (by 2d wife,) d. Oct. 8, 1834. 
IX. Emeline Minerva,* March 16, 1836, m. Oct. 20, 1857, Charles H, 

Nelson, b. at Wardsboro', July 12, 1858, rs. Whitingham. 
X. Hosea Wheeler,* May 30, 1837, m. Sept. 14, 1858, Florilla R. 
Farnham, b. June 4,"l841, dau. of Jos. F. of W., rs. W. 



488. 804. Lyscom^ settled in Whitingham, Vt., where he m. June 4, 1823, 
Betsey Preston, now the wife of John Brigha'm of W., and had at W., 
I. Abigail,* March 4, 1824, m. Mav 31, 1854, Elisha Hager, b. 
Aug. 2, 1819, son of Elisha H., Esq., of Halifax, Vt., rs. Whi- 
tingham ; had Frank E.,' July 17, 1855. 
II. Charles L.,* Dec. 2, 1825, d. July 22, 1829. 

III. Samuel De.xter,* July 11, 1827, d. Oct. 8, 1838. 

IV. Mary,* Aug. 25, 1830. 

V. Elizabeth A.,* Oct. 28, 1832, d. Aug. 27, 1838. 
VI. Lewis L.,* May 12, 1835, m. Feb. 15, 1859, Mercia A. Sherer, 
b. at Colerain, May 22, 1836, rs. Wilmington, Vt. 



489. 805. Edward^ settled at Heath, and prior to 1844 removed to Whitingham. 
He m. May 18, 1824, Laura Cummings, b. at Phillipston, April 
28, 1802 and had, 

I. Mary." Feb. 23, 1825, d. March 10, 1825. 
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144 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

II. Augustus A.," July 14, 1827, d. March 4, 1842. 

III. Charles E.,» June 4, 1833, m. Aug. 27, 1855, Sarah A. Lake, b. 

at Halifax, Feb. 4, 1836, rs. Whitingharn ; had, 
1. Mervina C.,' July 4, 1856. 

IV. Joseph L.,^ June 28, 1838, at Heath. 
V. Henry ,^ Dec. 5, 1844, at Whitingharn. 



492. 806. Lewis'' settled in Templeton, m. Martha (Hagar) Holbrook, wid. of I 
Otis H., and b. Jan. 20, 1808, d. Jan. 2, 1852, dau. of Elisha 
H. of Halifax ; and 2d, Jan. 7, 1856, Rebecca H. Whitney, b. at 
Groton, July 7, 1812, d. Dec. 23, 1856; and 3d, Oct. 13, 1857, 
Clara W. Page, b. at Woodstock, Vt., Dec. 23, 1815, and had, 
I. Mary Martha,* March 7, 1835, m. Oct. 27, 1853, And. J. 
Starkey, b. at Richmond, N. H., March 4, 1831, rs. R.; had 
James Lcwis^ July 27, 1854. 
II. Edmund Morris,^ Feb. 21, 1837. 

III. Otis Holbrook," Jan. 14, 1839. 

IV. James Lewis,* March 3, 1841. 

V. Susan Arnold,* April 9, 1845, d. Dec. 7, 184-. 

536. 807. Sidney,'' Col., was a merchant tailor, r. in Marlboro', Tewksbury, 
and other places, and d. in his absence in Georgia. He m. Jan. 
30, J 825, Eliza B. Stevens, b. Sept. 10, 1803, d.^Nov. 2, 1839, in 
Francestown ; had, 

I. Algernon S.,* March 13, 1826, m. May 1, 1849, Matilda M. 
Hayden, rs. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Ida Matilda,' Aug. 15, 1850, d. Aug. 23, 1854. 

2. Earnest Algernon,' July 29, 1852. 

3. Percival Hayden' Nov. 16, 1855. 

4. CJarance Hale,' Aug. 23, 1857. 

II. Mary Elizabeth,* Dec. 14, 1827, m. June 10, 1846, George C. 
Temple ; had, 

1. Jilice Shepard,' Aug. 30, 1850 ; 2. Marrie £.,' d. young. 
3. Willis B.,' May 1,18.^4. 
III. Loriman Stevens,* June 30, 1832, m. Nov. 25, 1855, Caroline 
Howe, and resides a watchmaker and jeweller in Marlboro'. 



550. 808. Samuel,^ m. Jan. 5, 1816, Lydia Rail, dau. of .Joseph B. of Concord, 

rs. on part of the homestead in Soutliboro' ; had, 
I. Betsey Chamberlain," Nov. 27, 1818, m. Warren Buck,r. Southb. 
II. Susaii Forbes,* Sept. 16, 1821, d. unm. Aug. 8, 1843. 
III. Lydia Ann," Nov. 10, 1827, ni. Nahum B. Onthank, artist, rs. 
Newton. 

551. 809. Curtis,^ m. May 5, 1829, Mary Ann Stevens, r. Marlboro'; had, 

I. Curtis Freeman," Oct. 17, 1831. 
II. Mary Jane," Nov. 16, 1833. 

III. James Henry, April 11, 1836. 

IV. 7\daliii(! Stevens, July 26, 1838. 
V. Si<lney Augustine," Jan. 28, 1811. 

VI. Francis Stevens," March 9, 1843, 
VII. Abby Louisa," Jan. 23, 1846. 







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BRIGHAM. 145 

810. Dennis/ m. Sept. 1819, Roxa R. Fay, b. at the original seat of the 
New England Fays in the north part of Souti»boro\ 1796, d. Aug. 
22, 1842, the dau. of Heman F. by his wife Patty F.mv, relatives in 
the fifth degree. Dennis^ next m. Sept. 1813, Harriet Bigelow, 
dau. of Josiah B., Esq., of Boston, rs. New York. He had, 
I. Charles Henry," Rev., A. M., b. July 27, 1820, at Boston ; edu- 
cated at the Bowdoin and public Latin Schools for eight years, 
where a goodlv share of prizes attested his assiduity ; entered 
Harvard College in 1835, and graduated, among the highest of 
his class, in 1839, receiving, that year, the first Bowdoin prize 
of forty dollars. The next year he spent in teaching at Balti- 
more and travelling ; entered the ('am. Div. School in 1840, grad. 
in 1843, and was ordained in Taunton, Nhirch 27, 1844, where 
he has remained ever since, notwithstanding many invitations to 
go elsewhere. From May, 1853, to July, 1854, he travelled 
through Europe and the East, where he used most diligently his 
rare powers of observation, and laid up rich stores for the enter- 
taniment and edification of friendly circles, lyceums and mag- 
azine readers, since imparted in genia! conversation, and by 
the pen of a ready writer. There is no more laborious, faithful, 
efficient minister, whether as preacher or as pastor, in the de- 
nomination to which he belongs. As a neighbor, a citizen, and 
a man, he has won a solid respect and general esteem in the 
community where his lines have fallen. In his mental work he 
unites, in a marked manner, accuracy and enthusiasm. His is, 
emphatically, the sound mind in the sound body. Few sons of 
Harvard have kept up a more devoted interest in their Alma 
Mater. It is rarely that his eager and inspiriting face is not 
seen on the boards at her yearly festivities. Well does he bear 
his part in sustaining the mantle of the good Doctor Pierce of 
Brookline, in this as well as in the cause of historic accuracy. 
Here is a meagre outline of his labors : He has printed, first 
and last, about twenty sermons and lectures ; written a dozen ar- 
ticles in the Nortii American Review, and fifteen or twenty in the 
Examiner, besides some hundreds of critical notices in both 
these journals ; has published a series of letters of foreign 
travel, enough for two or three volumes, in the Taunton news- 
paper, in which, also, for nine years, he wrote nearly all the 
critical articles. He has written eight hundred sermons and sev- 
enty lectures, and many other miscellaneous papers. In addi- 
tion to the pulpit in Taunton, he has had charge for ten years 
of the pulpit in Raynham for five months in each summer. He 
has been School Committee man twelve years; Secretary of the 
Board of Trustees of Bristol Academy for fifteen ; Director of 
Taunton Social Library thirteen years ; Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Old Colony Historical Society five years, and two 
years on the Executive Committee of the American Unitarian 
Association. 

He lias not been kept from his duties a single day by sick- 
ness, nor has he been confined to the liojse by sickness a single 
day in his life. He has preached and lectured nearly two 
thousand times. — \_Com.'\ 

The amount of his labors would indicate an aged and most 



146 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

industrious man, and yet he is on the sunny side of 40, appar- 
ently little, if any, above 30; and, if kindly spared of heaven, 
what may he not yet accomplish, to spread the name and secure 
it other distinctions. 
II. Caroline Elizabeth,^ Oct. 26, ]821, m. Sept. 20, 1843, John 
Maxwell, rs. Brooklyn, N. Y.; had, 

1. Matilda Rogers,^ Aug. 5, 1844. 

2. C/iarles Edward,^ Oct. 7, 1845. 

3. Jo/m Rogers,^ Nov. 20, 1846. 

4. Henrietta Frarices,^ Oct. 24, 1848. 

5. Henry William,' Dec. 7, 1850. 

6. Engine LasceUes,' April 3, 1853. 

III. Henrietta Frances,** Jan. 24, 1824, m. Jan. 16, 1856, John Safford, 

Jun., rs. Orange, N. J.; had, 

1. Caroline Sa/ford,^ Feb. 28, 1857. 

IV. Edward Marshall,"' Sept. 3, 1826, d. Aug. 11, 1838. 
V. Anna Matilda,^ Dec. 6, 1829, d. Feb. 7, 1840. 

VI. Lucian Fay,« Oct. 9, 1842. 

VII. Virginia,^ July 20, 1844, d. July 11, 1857. 

VIII. Harriett,' Nov. 11, 1846; ix. Edward Dennis,' Nov. 20, 1850. 

X. Albert Hillard,' Jan. 12, 1858. 



557. 811. Lowell,^ m. Ann Johnson, who d. Sept. 20, 1834, aged 32; and 2d, 
Harriet Williams, r. in Southboro', and had, 
I. Harriet Ann,' Sept. 2, 1837 ; ii. Martha E.,' Sept. 8, 1839. 



558. 812. Trowbridge,^ m. Nov. 27, 1833, Sarah F. Morse, (Memo, of Morses, 
p. 190,) r. Southboro'; had, 

I. Edgar Morse,' June 21, 1835 ; ii. Alfred WiUard,' June 19, '37. 
III. George Henry,' Feb. 5, 1839 ; iv. Marv Eliza,' July 4, 1840. 
V. Ann Mariah,' June 26, 1842, d. Aug. 31," 1848. 
VI. Otis Lowell,' Jan. 2, 1844. 

VII. Adelia Augusta,' Dec. 5, 1845, d. Aug. 26, 1848. 
VIII. Charles E.,' Dec. 1, 1847, d. Aug. 26, 1848. 



591. 813. Eli,^ m. Sept. 5, 1819, Lydia Howe, r. in Marlboro'; had, 

814. I. Sarah Ann,' Oct. 3, 1820, m. Alonzo Wood, r. Fcltonville. 

815. II. Jonas Edward,' Jan. 17, 1823, rs. Marlboro'. 

816. III. Silas Edwin,' Feb. 20, '25, rs. on the homest. of his gr. uncle Silas. 

817. IV. Caroline Sophia,' Oct. 19, 1831 ; v. George Webber," June 20, '33. 



592. 819. Abol,' Ml. May 13, 1821, Mary Bigelow, b. Jan. 19, 1799, d. May 23, 
1843; and 2d, Sally Fclton, rs. on his father's homestead, half a 
mile north of the Academy in Marlboro'; had, 

I. Levi Samuel,' Au<t. 4, 1825, m. Sept. 7, 1845, Sophronia Rice, 
b. April 1, 182S, d. Mav 16, 1848; and 2d, Jan. 22, 1850, 
Elizabeth Davenport, b. Feb. 11, 1826, rs. Ashby ; had, 

1. Ahcl Rice,' Nov. 21, 1816; 2. Edirin 7)' Nov. 13, 18.^>0. 

3. Orison O.,^ Aug. 1, 1H.">2. 

4. Man/ AJire,^ Jm)e 12, 1854, d. Auc 7, 1855. 

5. Lizzie J.,' June 15, 1856, d. Sept. 8, 1856. 

6. Lyra S.,» Dec. 5, 1857. 



I.J BRIGHAM. 147 

II. Catherine Elizabeth,* in. April 4, 1849, AldcMi Phelps, vs. Fitch- 
burg ; had, 

1. Samuel D.," Dec. 8, 1849, d. Oct. 19, 1853. 

2. 31ary 5.,' Nov. 9, 1851 ; 3. Austin A.,' July 22, 1854. 
4. Lizzie jR.,» Jan. 20, 1857. 



631. 820. Joel,^ rs. Berlin, m. Aug. 19, 1808, Nancy Brighani, dau. of Fortu- 
natus B.; had, 

I. Ira,^ Jan. 12, 1809, m. Betsey Carter, rs. Berlin; liad, 

1. Geo. L.,» Dec. 5, 1835 (d.); 2. Louisa E.; Mar. 3, '38 (d.) 
3. George Henrj/," Dec. 5, 1841. 
821. II. Lewis,* July 1, 1812, m. Almira (Hewes) Bomis, rs. Northhoro'. 

III. Phebe,* Aug. 5, 1813, m. Thomas Warren, rs. Boylston ; has 

Martha,^ Jolm,^ Edward,^ George.^ 

IV. Abraham,** Jan. 23, 1816, d. Nov. 1858, at Chicago, m. Hannah 

Stone (d.); had, 

1. George^ (d.); 2. Marion^; 3. Louisa^; 4. Henrietta.^ 
V. John,* June 11, 1819, m. Mary Bemis, rs. Boylston ; has 

Charles L.,' Waller A.,'' Ellen M.,' Adelia F.' 
VI. Samuel,* April 5, 1822, rs. Berlin, m. Sarah E. (Miller) Bemis, 
who had, by her first husband, 

1. Martha M. Bemis,' May 17, 1844. 

2. Martha A. Bemis," April 10, 1849. 

VII. Nancy,* Dec. 30, 1824, m. Seth Flagg, rs. Gloucester. . 
VIII. Martha,* Jan. 12, 1828, m. Levi Stratton, rs. Northboro'. 
ix. Mary Ann,* Oct. 26, 1830, m. Henry J. Stone, rs. Westb.; has 4 ch. 
X. Henry J.,* Sept. 10, 1833, m. Mary Blodget, rs. Northboro'. 

692. 822. Lemuel H.,^ m. Sept. 22, 1836, Lucinda D. Bamford, b. Sept. 22, 
1820, d. Dec. 14, 1856, dau. of Asa and Mary (French) B. of 
Wentworth, N. H., rs. Chicopee, and had, 
U L. Mina,* Sept. 26, 1837, at Springfield, now Chicopee. 

II. Lemuel Warren,* Sept. 18, 1839. 

HI. Ella lone,* July 9, 1844; iv. Ada Iretta,* Dec. 3, 1846. 
V. Mary Eva,* Mav 5, 1852, d. Aug. 26, 1852, at Chicopee. 
VI. Linda,* Oct. 6, 1856. 



117. 824. Josiah N.,* Esq., rm. to Fitzwilliam, N. H., and from thence to 
Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., m. Sarah Perry, fr. Fitzwilliam, who 
d. 1803 ; and 2d, .Mary Alsworth, from Ellington, Ct., who proved 
an excellent stepmother, and d. 1827. He had, 
I. Elijah,* d. May, 1858, r. Clinton, N. Y.; had 

Liman' and Nexvton^ rs. Clinton. 
II. Josiah,^ and iii. Sally,* twins, both died unmarried. 
IV. Mary,* who resides unmarried at Dryden, N. Y. 

V. David,* Dea., rs. Dryden, N. Y., m. ; has, 

1. Lyman''; 2. Newton''; 3. Harriet,^ and 2 more dausJ 
VI. Perry,* Dea., b. April 17, 1801, rs. a trader in Boston, m. Oct. 
2, 1827, Hannah Mason, dau. of Cii|)f. Amos M. of Biddeford, 
Me.; had, 

1. Albert,'' March 26, 1829, d. .March 29, 1829. 

2. Helen Augusta^ Jan. 26, 1830. 

3. Garaphelia M.,' Nov. 17, 1832, m. July 13, 1R53, Henry 

W'. Jenkins. 



148 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

4. Charles Perry,'' Sept. 21, 1S34, d. April 1, 1836. 

5. Alealhia Maria,' March 1, 1837, d. iMay 19, 1851. 

6. Charles Perry,' July 22, 1839. 

7. Sarah Anna,' June 18, 1842. 

8. Emma Josephine,' Aug. 20, 1844. 

VII. Phebe,* who m. Carpenter; 2d, Harding, rs. s. p. 

Courtland, N. Y. 
VIII. Rebecca,^ who rs. unm. at York Mills, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

IX. Lucinda^ (d.), who m. ; had 4 or 5 children. 

X. Electa,^ who rs. unm. with her sister at York Mills. 



200. 825. Trowbridge,* m. Jan. 12, 1803, at Soulhboro', Asenath Eaton, b. 

Oct. 8, 1775, d. May 21, 1821 ; and 2d, Dec. 6, 1822, at St. 

Albans, Vt., Mary Caldwell, b. Oct. 10, 1782, in New Hampshire, 

d. Nov. 22, 183G, r. St. Albans, Vt.; had, 

I. Hartwell,' Aug. 30, 1803, at St. Albans, d. Jan. 21, 1839 ; m. 
Oct. 1825, at Fairfield, Vt., Delia Wright, d. at Fairfield, Sept. 
8, 1828; and 2d, Jan. 4, 1832, at Waddington, Sarah McDowell, 
d. July 13, 1839, at Waddington, St. Law. Co., N.Y., rs. W.; had, 

1. Mary Elizabeth,^ Jan. 21, 1827, in Lower Canada, m. in 

Wisconsin, Oct. 1854, David Bailey, and d. Oct. 1855, at 
Davenport, la. 

2. Louisa Dorinda^ (d.) 

3. Jane Maria,^ Feb. 26, 1828, d. at Waddington, 1850. 

II. Emily,' Jan. 1, 1805, m. Jan. 1, 1827, at St. Albans, Orrin D. 
Snow, r. Milton, rs. Niles, Mich.; had, 

1. Alvira A.,^ Oct. 3, 1821, at xMilton,d. June 17, '40, at Niles. 

2. Susan L.,^ Jan. 20, 1829, m. May 20, 1844, James W. 

Granger of Pipestone, Mich.; had Hartwell H.,' Sept. 3, 
1845'; Delia E.,^ Aug. 20, 1847 ; Emma A.,' Nov. 1, 
1850; James W.,^ A\ig. 10, 1853, d. Aug 11, 1857; 
and Frank,' March 28,^1857. 

3. Delia D.,^ May 14, 1831, m. Sept. 18, 1851, John H. 

Young of Niles; had Edwin D.,' Oct. 13, 1852, d. May 
2, 1854; Alfred D.,' Sept. 25, 1854; Harry D.,» Aug. 
19, 1856, d. Sept. 21, 1857 ; Walter D.,' Nov. 21, 1857. 

4. Lyman L.,« March 28, 1833, at Milton, d. Mav 12, 1833. 

5. Fannif R.,' April 15, 1834, m. March 28, "1858, Noah 

Midieal of Berrien ; had Genevia,' Dec. 29, 1858. 

6. TroichridiTc B.,^ June 19, 1836, m. Dec. 25, 1858, 

Melinda Marrs, at Niles. 

7. Laphclia A.," Sept. 10, 1838, at Milton. 

8. Ellen £.,« Nov. 15, 1841, at Niles. 

9. Lucinda E.,^ Oct. 7, 1813. 

III. Dovinda,' A|)ril 17, 1808, and no further reported. 

IV. StowclU' Aug. 1, 1S09, m. at Potsdam, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1834, 

Marv I). Daily, who d. at Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., 
April 26, 1849 ; and 2d, at M., Feb. 1850, Klizabeth Bowen. 
V. Fanny,' .May 4, 1812, rs. Niles, Mii;h., to whose labors her 

fallu'r's race will owe the recovery of their genealogy. 
VI. Almira A.,^ Aug. 14, 1825, d. Sept. 12, 1825. 
VII, Miranda A.,' Jan. 8, 1827, d. April 19, 1827. 



I.] BRIGHAM. 149 

441. 826. Royal,* m. Aug. 1804, Hannah Tracy of Lisbon, and removed from 
Connecticut, in 1809, to Norwich, Vt., viiere he spent his days. 
He had, 

I. Royal,^ July 17, 1805, m. Eliza West, Dec. 1832, rs. Stafford, 
Vt.; had, 

1. Charles West,' Sept. 20, 1833, who, at the age of 19 

years, went to Brazil, S. A., to oversee and manage a 
large plantation, and succeeded, to the entire satisfaction 
of his omplovers, but d. at Bahia, July, 1854. 

2. Hannah Tranj," Sept. 21, 1836. 

3. JVi/liam Henry,' Oct. 31, 1843. 

II. Jedediah Thomas,^ Sept. 24, 1811, rs. unmarried on the home- 
stead in Norwich. 
III. Lucy Ann,^ Sept. 1, 1816, rs. at Norwich, devoted to the care of 
her ascd mother. 



538. 827. Petcr,^ m. Sept. 17, 1832, Lydia Maynard, dau. of Abel M. of Marl- 
boro', rs. at Cambridge; had, 

I. Harriet Eliza,« Aug. 16, 1833, d. Sept. 13, 1837. 
II. Josiah Merrick,^ Feb. 2, 1836, rs. unm. at Cambridge, 
ni. Peter Maynard,^ Sept. 24, 1838, rs. at Cambri'ge. 
IV. Susan Harriet,® Sept. 16, 1841, rs. at Cambridge. 
V. William Maynard,^ Oct 7, 1843, d. June 27, 1839. 



P. S. The notorious Brigham Young, believed, on evidence as reliable as his 
word,lo belong to this branch of the race, has not a drop of Brigham blood in his 
veins. He is the son of John Young, formerly of Hopkinton, who m. Abigail 
Howe, dau. of Phineas Howe of Hopkinton. Her sister m. Phineas Brigham, 
(Ch. III., No. 158,) out of respect for whom the Mormon was named Brigham. 
Another of his aunts in. my father's kinsman, and became the mother of Deacon 
Samuel Morse of Hopkinton, who reported no Brigham blood in his mother, 
nor can his children do it. 

[See my Memorial of the Morses.] 



150 BRIGHAM. [cHArX. 



CHAPT. 11. 

1. John Brigham,* Dr., the 2d son of Thomas, senior, seems to have been 
a reliable and distinguished man, who had enjoyed uncommon ad- 
vantages for education. He commenced business for himself by 
erecting a sawmill near tlie site of one now owned by Haynes & Bush 
in Northboro', on Howard Brook ; lie having received, in 1672, a 
grant of land on Licor Meadow Plain, supposed to be the tract ex- 
tending from Mount Assabet, N. and N. W., to the farm of Mr. Jairus 
Lincoln. This grant probably included the site of his mill. " Here 
he lived in a small cabin for several years, remote from any other 
white man's habitation, tending his sawmill ; until the fear of the 
savages induced him to retire to a place of greater security," and 
probably to Cambridge, where he retained his patrimonial estate ; for 
in Philip's war he was not enrolled at Marlboro' with her soldiers. 
[Rev. Dr. Allen's Cen. Discourse.] If his mill then escaped the torch 
of the enemy which fired the town it was rebuilt, and in his possession 
in 1694; and he might have resumed his residence near it from 1677 
to 1697, when he took up his abode in Sudburv, where Capt. William 
Rice now lives, half a mile E. of the Town House. During these inter- 
mediate years he was evidently the leading citizen of Marlboro'. He 
was a good scribe and noted land-surveyor ; and received for his ser- 
vices many grants of land from companies, if not from the govern- 
ment. He was styled Mr., or more commonly Dr. Brigham. When 
the first Charter of Massachusetts was threatened, and all titles to 
lands held under it about to be annulled, many, as a dernier resort, 
advocated the value of Indian titles, and betook themselves in earnest 
to procuring them. Embracing the new doctrine, a company in Marl- 
boro', including the Brighams, purchased of Indians their fertile and 
long-coveted Plantation of 6,000 acres, adjacent to Marlboro'. This 
Company employed Dr. Brigham to survey the same, and run out 
portions of it into lots, chose him proprietors' clerk, and gave him, 
besides his share, other lots for his services. But the new doctrine, 
being no longer needed, after the arrival of the second Charter, con- 
firming titles under the first, become exploded ; and the proprietors 
alarmed and perplexed. Dr. Brigham immediately sold out. " Sept. 
24, 1691, he, for X16, conveyed to Daniel Rice his 30 acre right in 
the Indian Plantation, now in the possession of the English, with the 
allotments of swamp and meadow, with all [future] allotments, di- 
visions and additions." This did not include all his claims. March, 
170S, they chose him on a Committee " to act about their title ;" and 
they sought in vain from the General Court a confirmation of it, until 
in despair of help from that body, the majority, March 24, 1713-14, 
entered into covenant to stand by and defend each other in their right 
to this land. Among the 45 signers the name of .Tohii Brigham does 
not appear. After a peaceable possession of 33 years, they, March 
20, 1718-19, made one more effort for a title, by asking the General 



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BRIGHAM. 151 



Court to confirm their records, but all the relief they ever obtained 
was an act to annex the reservation to Marlboro'.* 

Dr. Brigliam, wiiile a citizen of Marlboro', acted as a comnnoner, 
drew many lots- of the town's commons, and is presumed to have 
served her in every office in her ijift. In 1689 he represented her in 
the General Court. Nov. 9, 1697, he, then of Sudbury, for £10, 
received of Joseph Freeman of Preston, Ct., a deed of 130 acres in 
Sudbury, bounded on the S. by the Lancaster Road, and on the E. by 
the 5 miles of land first granted to Sudbury. This tract is presumed 
to be the farm now owned and occupied by Capt. William Rice. 
Oct. 7, 1698, he sold, for £10, to Nathaniel Oke, 12 acres E. of his 
sawmill, in what is now Northboro'. May 2, 1681, he, with his 
brothers, for £48, sold 10 acres in Rocky Meadow in Watertown, or 
Cambridge, i. e., 5 to Geo. Lawrence and 5 to Enoch Sawtel ; and 
Feb. 25,1703, they settled with the executors of Dep. Gov. Danforth, 
the friend and trustee of their father, Thomas, who had died 50 years 
before. In this they acknowledge a former receipt of £16 from Gov. 
Danforth, and .£30 from Thomas Foxcraft, his executor, for which 
they relinquished all their interest in the " Brigham Farm, lying and 
being on the rocks in Cambridge." 

Immediately on locating in Sudbury Dr. Brigham was chosen 
selectman, and served 6 years ; and was here placed on important 
committees. In 1705 and 1706 he represented Sudbury in the Gen- 
eral Court. 

He d. Sept. 16, 1728, aged about 84 years. 

He m. three wives ; and 1st, Sarah , the mother of his children, 

who seems to have d. l691-'98 ; and 2d, Deborah , who d. Feb. 

7, 1716-17; and 3d, Sarah Bowker, May 22, 1717, whom he proba- 
bly survived, as no allusion is made to her in the settlement of his 
estate, and tradition represents him to have sojourned a portion of his 
last days with his heroic daughter, Mrs. Fay of Northboro'. He had, 

2. I. Sarah,' b. March 27, 1674, m. Goodnow. 

51. 3. II. Mary,' b. May 6, 1678, m. Gershom Fay, r. Northboro'. 

9. 4. III. Johii,' b. Nov. 1680, d. Sept. 16, 1729, m. Martha , who d. 

Nov. 13, 1834. 
5. IV. Hannah,' March 27. 1683, m. Oliver Ward of Sud., Feb. 2, 1708. 
16. 6. V. Thomas,' May 6, 1687, m. Dec. 24, 1724, Elizabeth Bowker. 

7. VI. Marcy,' m. March 23, 1715, Ebenezer Perry of Dedham, r. Sudb. 
20. 8. VII. Samuel,' who m. Abigail Moore, Aug. 23, 1716. 



* The government had conveyed forever all their English rights to the Indians, and had 
none left for the purchasers; and this they had previously said in answer to complaints and pe- 
titions. The moral right of the present occupants is undouhted ; but in what consists their 
title ? Possession in other cases gives title. But hriw is it in the present ? Can the State, 
who retained no right, give one, at the end of 20 or 200 years of peaceful possession ? 

Suppose the hounds of tiiese 6,000 acres to he ascertained, and a party found to sue for an 
ejectment of the inhabitants ; would none of the Brighains have to move, or make good their 
warrantees ? Gov. Sullivan, the legal oracle of his time, gave it as his opinion, that if a suit 
were brought against the occupants of Grafton, which ha<l, like this plantation, been conveyed 
to the Indians, they would be ejected ; although the consent of the General Court to tlie purchase 
of Grafton was first sought and obtained. Not so in reference to the plantation in Marlboro'. 
The General Court never acted, except to reply, June 8, 1671, to the petitioners, "that, it being 
questionable, whether the land desired be within our line, aud so not in the power of this Court 
to grant." 

19 



152 BRIGHAM. ' [CHAPT. 

4. 9. John,' probably inherited the homestead of his father in Sudbury, and, 
as his executor, Dec. 30, 1728, exhibited to the Registry of Probate 
for Middlesex County an inventory of his estate, amounting to c£203. 
16.9, but died before proceeding further, leaving his wife Martha to 
complete the settlement, and also to administer upon his own estate. 
This she undertook, but, in her turn, died before completing either ; 
and was succeeded by her daughter Hannah, aged 21, who accom- 
plished the undertaking, paying out of her grandfatlier Dr. John's 
estate, o£'74.18. 1 to each of her aunts, Goodnovv, Fay, and Ward ; 
^57.1.4 to her aunt Perry, and a bequest to a grandson Perry ; and 
to her uncle Samuel liis father's oxen. His I'eal estate is presumed 
to have been conveyed mostly to his sons during his lifetime. 

The inventory of John, Jun'rs estate, presented by his widow, 
March 8, 1730, amounted to .£487.5.3. At his death he was one of 

the selectmen of Sudbury. He m. Martha , who d. Nov. 13, 

1734, leaving the following youthful children, viz.: 
10. I. Hannah,* Feb. 4, 1712-13, not reported after 1734, prob. d. unm. 
23. 11. n. Samuel,* April 27, 1716, m. Mary , and was drowned. 

12. III. Sarah,'! March 29, 1718, m. Samuel Brown, r. Rutland. 

13. IV. John," April 1, 1720, m. March 12, 1750, Abigail Johnson ; had 

Abigail," Dec. 5, 1851. 

14. V. Phebe,* Oct. 5, 1721, m. Hubbard. 

15. VI. Abigail,* Dec. 31, 1723, m. Prescott. 

These children, except the eldest, having been left in their 
minority, Samuel chose David Haynes for his guardian, but Sarah, 
Phebe, and Abigail, Feb. 10, 1734, were placed under the guar- 
dianship of John Green until April 3, 1738, when Sarah, having 
married Samuel Brown, her sisters chose him for their guardian, 
and probably removed with them to Rutland. Brown received 
his discharge in Middlesex County, June 24, 1745, with the 
receipts of Phebe Hubbard and Abigail Prescott. 



6. 16. Thomas,' settled in Sudbury, m. Dec. 24, 1824, Elizabeth Bowker, 
and had, 
17. I. Sarah,* March 18, 1734-5, m. March 13, 1765, Reuben Willis. 
28. 18. II. Abijah,* Aug. 26, 1737, m. June 5, 1759, Eunice Willis. 
19. III. John,' Sept. 14, 1726, m. Cate Willis, Oct. 15, 1775. 



8. 20. Samuel,' m. Aug. 23, 1716, Abigail Monroe, and r. Sudbury, but had 
no children recorded. 

21. I. Dorothy,* who m. Jan. 25, 1738-9, Thomas Howe at Sudb., and 

22. II. Sibil,* who m. 173-, Zachariah Maynard at Sudbury, might have 

been his daughters, b;u wore more pr. Nos. 14 and 22of Ch. iil. 



11. 23. Samuel,* r. in Sudbury, and was drowned. He m. Marv ; liad, 

21. I. Sarah,* June 2, 1743-4. 

25. II. Hannah,* (probably) who m. Samuel Glcason, Feb. 2, 1775. 

26. HI. Hosoa,* Sept. 6, 1750. 

27. IV. Phel,.,* Jan. 11, 1752. 



18. 28. Al)ijah,* a blacksmith, r. on the ancient homestead in Sudbury, where 
lie was selectman, 1778, 1781, and 1787. He m. June 5, 1759, 
Eunice WjlHs, and had, 



II.] 



BRIGHAM. 153 



29. I. Abel,» March 25, 1760, settled at Paris, Oneida Co., N.Y.; had, 
1. Abel* and 2 daughters.* 
39. 31. II. John,* b. 1762, ni. Eunice Moore. 

32. III. Reuben,* wlio m. and settled at Paris, N. Y., anil had, 
1. Reuben^; 2. George^^ and 1 or 2 daugliters.* 

35. IV. Joseph,* wiiu m. Esther Uaynes, and r. Sudbury. 

36. V. Abner,* who ni. Bowker, r. and d. at Paris, N. Y.; had, 

1. Sophia^; 2. Louisa.* 

37. VI. Betsey,* wlio m. Loring Wheeler. 

38. VII. Eunice,* who m. Smith. 



40. 


I. 


41. 


II. 


42. 


III. 


44. 


IV. 


45. 


V. 



31. 39. John,* r. at Rutland, but d. at Marlb., Jan. 10, 1833, aged 71. He m. 
Eunice Moore, and had, at Rutland, 

Roxa,' who n). Luke Robinson, rs. Watertown. 
Oreb,* b. July 25, 1789, rs. unm. at Marlboro'. 
Abijah,* who m. Melissa Stratton, r. at Rutland ; had, 

1. Clarissa^; 2. Luc;/''; 3. Lavind'; 4. Warren,'' rs. Barre. 
Susanna,*^ who resides, unmarried, at Watertown. 
John,' who m. Ist wife in CJeorgia ; and 2d, Mary (Croft) Brig- 
ham, widow of his brother William, and rs. a lumber merchant, 
at \\ atertown ; has, 

46. 1. William,'' resides in Georgia ; 2. Elizabeth.'' 
3. John^ resides at Watertown ; 4. Maria.'' 

47. VI. Sewell,*' who rosidcs, unmarried, at Rutland. 
VII. Horatio,* who died, unmarried, in Georgia. 

49. vni. Wm.,* (d.) who m. 1st, Adaline Coe ; and 2d, Mary Croft, and had, 

50. 1. William,^ by 1st wife; and 2. Charles,^ by 2d wife. 



3, 51. Mury,' according to a reliable tradition, having niarried and settled in 
Norlhboro', one morning, after the men had dispersed to their work, 
went, with a Mrs. Goodnow, to a meadow to gather herbs. Here 
they saw a body of Indians rushing from the thicket towards them, 
and they fled for the garrison. Mrs. Goodnow, being lame, was 
soon overtaken, seized, dragged into the woods and barbarously mur- 
dered, where her mangled remains were found and interred, and the 
trace of her g-ave remained visible until the present century. Mrs. 
Fay succeeded in reaching the garrison and fastening the door, be- 
fore she was quite overtaken. Here she found one soldier, who, 
with her hel[), soon discharged all the muskets left by the men, when 
she devoted her dexterity to loading, and he his skill to firing, until 
the alarm drew the men armed from their fields, and the enemy fled. 
For the history of her descendants, and the transmission of her 
character, see my Genealogy of the Fays, nearly ready for publi- 
cation. 



15-4 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 



CHAPT. III. 

1. V. Samuel,' Capt., April 23, 1708, "for a reasonable sum," purchased 
of Obadiah Ward, Juii., a lOi acre right in the lands of Marlboro', 
and in 1686 he was one of a Company, with his brothers, to purchase 
of the Indians their reservation of 6,000 acres, which the General 
Court, in 1702, " laid to Marlboro." These purchases secured him 
and his heirs ample farms in the south parts of the town. May 2, 
1681, he, with his brothers, sold two pieces of meadow, inherited 
from their honored father Thomas, and situated in Rocky Meadow 
in Watertown, for ,£48 ; one to Enoch Sawtel, and the other to 
George Lawrence ; and, Feb. 25, 1694, he sold two lots of meadow in 
Marlboro' to Thomas Beman. In 1708 he became bound for Joseph 
Parre to Francis Holmes of Boston, in the penal sum of =£100. In 
1707 he drew a lot of 21 acres, and a lot of 103 acres, south of To- 
bacco Meadow, bounded by the path to iiis Stony Brook Meadow, 
where, in his right, his heirs drew other lots. He lived 1^ mile east 
of the Academy, near where Daniel Brigham resides, and where he 
erected a tannery, occupied by his descendants to this day. He was 
a prominent citizen. He served Marlboro', 1699-1703 as town 
treasurer, and 11 years as selectman. He d. July, 1713, intestate, 
and Dec. 16, 1713, his widow Elizabeth and son Samuel were ap- 
pointed his administrators, who then presented an inventory of his 
estate, appraised at £1263, of which £800 were in land, and £20 in 
hides in " fFats," and £2. 10s. in carpenters' tools, and 10s. in tools 
for shoemaking. Curtains and carpet belonged to his house, and 
£20 were expended in his funeral. To the younger children she 
was appointed guardian. In the division of his real estate there was 
assigned to Samuel half of the dwelling-house, with all the lands of 
the homo place, and lands S E. and S. of Shooting Hill. To Jcde- 
dial) 250 acres, a part of Wilson's farm S. of Sudburv River, and 
partly in Hopkinton ; to Timothy 65 acres next to Stony Brook 
Meadow, and other lots near by ; to Charles 87 acres of the first 
division ; and to Antipas 44 acres W. of Wilson's Fork, and 42 
acres S. of Sudbury River. 

He m. Elizabeth How, who d. July 26, 1739, aged 79, and was, 
doubtless, buried with him and his brother Thomas and wife in the 
ancient cemetary back of the Acadomv. He had, 
I. Elizabeth,' March 24, 1685, m. Oct". 16, 1711, Samuel Robinson. 
II. llepsil)!)li,=' Jan. 25, 1686, m. 1719, John Maynard. 

III. Samuel,' Esq., Jan. 25, 1()S9, m. Abii;ail Moore. 

IV. Lv<lia,' March 6, 1691, m. 5 i2) 1711, Jonathan Howe. 
V. Jrdrdiah,' June 8, 1693, d. May 21, 1763, m. Bothiah Howe. 

VI. Jotham,' Doc. 23, 1695, d. Nov. 23, 1759, m. Abigail . 

8. VII. Timoihv,' Col., Oct. 10, 1698, d. Oct. 1, 1775, m. Martha Johnson. 

9. viii. Charl<-s> Esq. Dec. 30, 1700, d. March 17, 1781, .Mary Peters. 
10. IX. Persis,-'' July 10, 1703, and no further reported. 

46. 11. X. Antipns,3 Oct. 16, 1706, d. April 23, 1746, unmarried. 





2. 




3. 


12. 


4. 




5. 


21. 


6. 


28. 


7. 


37. 


8. 


38. 


9. 



,n.] 



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4. 12. Samuel,' Capt. and Esq. In Dec. 1727 leave was granted by the Gen- 
eral Court to liim and 39 others to purchase Grafton of the Indians, 
under restrictions and on conditions which seem to have been strictly 
observed. He settled in the south part of the present town of Marl- 
boro', and became her leading man for a series of years, serving her 
in all the offices in her gifl, and particularly in those of moderator of 
meetings, assessor, town treasurer, and selectman. He was one of 
a Committee, in 1716, to seat the meeting. In 1747-9 he admin- 
istered on the estate of his brother, Antipas. He m. Abigail iMoore, 
Aug. 23, 1716, who d. Nov. 20, 1731, aged 35; but he survived in 
1747. He left a large estate, which was settled without the ap- 
pointment of an administrator. He had, 

13. I. Samuel/ June 13, 1717, d. June 14, 1717. 

14. II. Sybillah,4 Oct. 15, 1718, m. Zachariah Maynard,at Sud., pr. 1739.? 

15. III. iMary," April 13, 1720. 

16. IV. Abiga 1," December 10, 1721. 

47. 17. V. Samuel,-« Dr., March 3, 1723, d. 1756, m. Ann Gott. 

18. VI. Phineas"' Dec. 18, 1725, d. Aug. 23, 1736. 
52. 19 VII. Uriuh,* Sept. 10, 1727, m. Sarah Gotl. 
62. 20. VIII. George,* March 17, 1730, m. Mary Bragg. 

6. 21. Jcdediah,' Lieut., seems to have settled at the homestead, and to have 

carried on the tannery. He served in many minor town-offices, and 
particularly in those of selectman, scaler of leather, &lc. In 1746 
he was chosen to a seat at the Concord Cour; as petit juryman. He 
owned lands at Princeton, Bolton, Lancaster and Marlboro'. Dec. 
21, 1762, he " being infirm in body and mind," made his will, be- 
stowing his estate upon Solomon, Francis, Stephen, and Winslow 
Brigham, Dorothy How, and Lucy Bailey. To Winslow he left the 
homestead and tannery, half a mile east of Spring Hill, on the road 
from Marlboro' to Boston, and made him his sole executor. The 
will was proved June 13, 1763. 

He m. May 18, 1720, Bethiah How, who d. June 23, 1756, and had, 
22. I. Doratha,4 March 2, 1721, m. Jan. 25, 1738-9, Tho. Howe at Sudb. 
69. 23. II. Solomon,* Mav 25, 1723. d. Feb. 1, 1807. 
73. 24. III. Francis,* Aug' 13, 1725, m. Phebe Ward, and d. 1809, aged 77. 

25. IV. Lucy,'* May 15, 1727, m. Bailey. 

V. Bathiah,* March 31, 1729, d. Oct. 7, 'l745. 
82. 26. VI. Stephen,* " Nov. 2," or "Feb. 11," 1732, d. April 17, 1821, a. 

89, m. Betsey Weeks, r. Princeton. 
92. 27. VII. Winslow,* Aug. 30, 1736, d. Aug. 29, 1794. 

7. 28. Jotham' settled in Marlboro', served often as surveyor, and in 1734 as 

constable, and 1738 as petit juryman. He m. Abigail , who d. 

as his widow, March 24, 1768.' He had, 
29. I. Betty," Nov. 15, 1719, m. Feb. 23, 1741-2, Jonathan Stratton. 
102. 30. II. Abraham,* Feb. 25, 1720-1, d. Nov. 10, 17S8, m. Phebe Martin. 

31. III. Edmund,* November 15, 1724. 

32. IV. Oliver,* Sept. 4, 1727, m. Aug. 9, 1757, Ruth Ward. 

106. 3.3. V. Asa,* Nov. 1, 1729, d. Nov. 18, 1806, m. Elizabeth Warren. 

34. VI. Persis,* .Ian. 2, 1734; vii. Abigail," July 9, 1737, d Sept. 11, '40. 
110. 35. viil. Antipas,* May 25, 1740, m. Catherine Wood. 

36. IX. Abigail,* April 22, 1745. 



166 BRIGUAM. [CIIAPT. 

8. 37. Timothy,' Col., was a soldier, a patriot and very distinguished citizen. 
He was a leader in the enterprise of accom|)lisliing a second division 
of the original township of Murlhoro', and the first town-meeting of 
Southboro' was held Aug. 14, 1727, at his house, which stood where 
the Rev. Mr. Breed no.v resides, about 40 rods east of the Orthodox 
Church. Here he owned an extensive farm. He was probably an 
officer in the first French war, and at the defeat of " Mrs. Nabby" 
Crombie. He was 24 years town treasurer, and an equal number of 
years selectman of Southboru', very commonly moderator of lier 
meetings, and conspicuous in the care of all her municipal interests 
To him was intrusted the kec[)ing of her sanctuary. Of his efficient 
cy in the church and parish no information can be gathered for want 
of records. He represented Southboro' in the General Court, 1753, 
1756, and 1769, and was among the foremost to resist the encroach- 
ments of government ; for, in 1773, he was the first member on a 
committee of rights who reported a series of spirited resolutions, and 
one returning thanks to tlie citizens of Boston for their early and 
persevering method in constitutional ways for the support of our civil 
and religious rights. He was then 75 years old ; and he died during 
the siege of Boston. He acted as guardian to several minors, and as 
such was receipted, June 13, 1746, by Jonathan Fay, son of John 
F. of Weslboro'. May 4, 1774, he made his will, giving to his wife 
Sarah one half of his personal property and the improvement of one 
third of his real estate ; to Joshua Smith, her son by a former hus- 
band, the other half of his personal property and the improvement 
for seven years of two thirds of his real estate. After the death of 
his widow, and the expiration of seven years from his death, all his 
real estate he gave to George Brigham, the son of his brother Sam- 
uel. To Charles Brigham, his brother, he gave his best hat and 
wig, and what might be due from him to his estate ; also FlavePs 
Works, the Exposition of Genesis and Exodus, and Dr. Colman's 
Work on the Parable of the Ten Virgins. To Baxter How, whom 
he had brought up, he bequeathed a cow and a debt which he would 
owe his estate. To Timothv Smith, son of the above Joshua, .£40, 
lawful money, when twenty-one years old, to be paid iiim by George 
Brigham ; and to Uriah, son of his brother Samuel, ci.'40, to be paid 
in instalments by George, after coming into possession of his farm. 
He made his wife Sarah and Joshua Smith, his brother Charles and 
nephew George Brigham, executors. \A'ill proved Nov. 7, 1775. 
He m. Martha Johnson, who d. Sept. 23, 1757, in her 56th year; 
and 2d, Mrs. Sarah (I'rentice) Smith, dau. of Rev. Mr. Prentice of 
Lancaster, but liad no issue. 



9. 38. Charles,' p]sq., appears to have disposed of his lands in Marlboro', and 
to have; settled in Grafton, of which he became, in 1727, one of the 
40 proprietors, under the sanction of the General Court. He became 
one of the most able and distinguished of her citizens, held the most 
important town offices, and was her representative in the General 
Court. He was appointed by the Royal Governor a magistrate, an 
office, in his day, of very great dignity, and sparingly bestowed. 
He settled upon Brigham Hill, on a ricli tract of land, now the coun- 
try residence of William Brigham, Esq. of Boston, which retains 
marks of his judgment and taste. A magnificent elm, which he 



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planted about 1745, shows no si^ns of decay. He m. Mary Peters, 
from Hliodd Island, who d. Feb.^19, 1797, a^ed 81, and had, 

39. I. Cliarles,* Oct. 29, 1732, d. Jan. 20, 1755, unmarrit'd. 

40. II. Daniel,* April 28, 1735, d. ab. 1759, a soldier, near Crown Point. 
115. 41. 111. Wm.,-» March 26, 1739, d. Aug. 1, 1833, a. 94, ni. Sarah Prentice. 

42. IV. Mary,* Dec. 12, 1740, ni. Parks, r. at New Marlboro'. 

43. V. Sarah,* April 19, 1743, in. Moses Leiand of Grafton. 

44. VI. Anna,* March 18, 1745, m. Henry Prentice, son of Rev. Solomon 

Prenlice, from Cambridge. 
VII. Timothy ,•» Nov. 23, 1747, d. Feb. 9, 1747-8. 

45. VIII. Persis,*'Jan. 4, 1755, m. 1775, Noah B. Kimball of Grafton. 

IX. Elizabeth,* m. Nalium Warren. 



11. 46. Antipas,' was less distinguished than his brothers, and d. at Grafton in 
middle age, and probably unmarried, leaving a house and farm of 
260 acres. Lieut. Nathan Brigham of Southboro' was one of the 
appraisers of his estate; on which his brother Samuel, Esq., of Marl- 
boro', administered, June 7, 1747. 



17. 47. Samuel,* Dr., settled in Marlboro', was chosen town clerk and select- 
man, in 1754 and 1755, and d. 1756, aged 33 years. He m. Nov. 
24, 1747, Elizabeth Wood, who d. s. p.; and 2d, Ann Gott, dau. of 
Benjamin G. of Marlboro', b. 1729. She m. 2d, Capt. Maynard of 
Westb., and d. July 6, 1799, and was interred in the ancient burying 
ground in Westboro', near the south wall. Her memory is still 
cherished. Dr. Samuel had, 

48. I. Elizabeth,* Aug. 11, 1752, m. Goodell. 

49. II. Anna,* Oct. 29, 1753, d. 1803, m. May 21, 1772, Isaac Davis, (b. 

Feb. 27, 1749, d. April 27, 1826,) and had, 
1. Pliineas^\ 2. Isaac^; 3. Joseph.^ 

4. John,^ Gov., appropriately called honest John Davis, 
whose enlightened patriotism and invaluable services as 
Governor of Massachusetts, and member of her Legis- 
lature, and of the Congress of the United Slates, will 
long be remembered witli admiration and gratitude ; and 
be read with approbation in the liistory of our country. 
Fain would I hold up his course, could I reach high 
enough, to rebuke and guide his successors. 

50. III. Susannah,* April 12, 1755, m. Hudson. 

121. 51. IV. Samuel,* A. M. and M. D., Aug. 21, 1756, posthu., m. Mary Ball. 

19. 52. Uriah* was brought up a gentleman's son, and never performed a day's 
labor in his life. He m. July 12, 1750, Sarah Breck Gott, dau. of 
Dr. Benjamin G. of Wenham,a lady who found in him a husband of 
rank, taste and circumstances congenial with her own. They lived 
while they lived, and aimed to live in the style of the English gen- 
try, received the visits of the elite, from far and near, kept an open 
house, and practiced hospitality, without grudging or limits. It was 
strange that he did not fail. But he died at the age of above 60, 
leaving an estate of considerable amount, but so involved as to give 
employment to his administrators for 30 years. He resided on a 
part of the estate left by his father, in the south part of Marlboro', 
where Mr. Huntington resides. He was chosen warden in 1764, 



158 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

and selectman in 1769, but it is doubtful whether he served. He 
had, 
132. 53. I. John Gott,* Feb. 8, 1750-1, d. Jan. 10, 1833, m. Marv Collins. 
135. 54. II. Henry,* Oct. 26, 1752, N. S., m. Anna Phillips, r. Barre. 

55. III. Sarah',* Jan. 22, 1755, in. at Sudbury, March 14, 1782, Dr. Na- 
thaniel Gott of Wenham, s. at Guildhall, Vt., and removed to 
Cooperstown, N. Y. 
137. 56. IV. Uriah,5 July 11, 1757, m. Elizabeth Fay, r. Bakersfield, Vt. 

57. V. Abigail,* Dec. 31, 1759, m. David Wait, r. Sterling. 

58. VI. Persis,* April 7, 1762, m. Ale.xander Watson, r. Frankfort, N.Y. 
146, 59. VII. Edward,* June 13, 1764, d. 1826, m. Beulah Hawes, r. Petersham. 

VIII. Nathaniel,* Aug. 17, 1766, died young. 
IX. Robert,* Dec. 14, 1769, died young. 

60. X. Anne,^ Aug. 16, 1773, m. Charles SafTord, r. Lacaster, and d. s. p. 

61. XI. Robert Breck,* Jan. 2, 1776, d. about 1815, at Worcester, unm. 



20. 62. George* settled first on a farm in the south part of Marlboro', left him 
by his father ; was chosen one of the selectmen of Marlboro', 1774, 
'75, '76 ; but lie, according to the condition of Col. Timo;hy's will, 
coming into possession of another splendid farm, removed to South- 
boro', where he was chosen representative. May 9, 1785. He m. 
Mary Bragg, dau, of Ebenezer Brasg of Shrewsbury, and b. Jan. 4, 
1735, and d. Feb. 4, 1822. He liad, 

I. Phineas,* May 25, 1755, d. July 3, 1755. 

II. George,* July 22, 1756, d. Aug. 26, 1782. 

158. 63. in. Phineas,* Oct. 7, 1757, d. March 17, 1813, m. Susanna How. 
IV. Timothy,* Feb. 11, 1759, d. Jan. 6, 1804, unm. at Soulhboro'. 
V. Lovica,* Sept. 27, 1760, d. Sept. 18, 1771. 
VI. Ashbael,5 March 3, 1762, d. Sept. 27, 1771. 
VII. Marv,* Dec. 18, 1763, d. Aug. 27, 1771. 
64. viii. Thankful,* May 7, 1765, m. Capt. Daniel Brigham, No. 93. 
IX. Zerviah,* April 6, 1767, d. Sept. 11, 1771. 
X. Samuel,* Jan. 27, 1769, d. Sept. 1, 1771. 
XI. Stephen,* .Ian. 7, 1771, d. March 3, 1771. 
168. 65. XII. Ashbael Sam'l,* Mar. 2, 1772, d. July 13, 1839, m. Persis Brigham. 

XIII. Mary Lovice,* May 6, 1773, d. Sept. 2, 1775. 

XIV. Stephen,* Aug. 8,"l774, d. Sept. 11, 1775. 

66. XV. Frances,* Dec. 24, 1776, m. Nathan Brigham. 

67. XVI. William,* April 2, 1779, m. Mary Graves; was mortally wound- 

ed in the battle of Tippecanoe, and d. Dec. 8, 1811, at Vin- 
ccnnes, Ind., s. p.; xvii. Another child,* that died unnamed. 



23. 69. Solomon* settled near Feltonville, in Marlboro', where his grandson, 
Charles Brigham, resides ; was selectman in 1777, overseer of the 
poor, 1779 and '80, and crnnd juryman in 1782. He m. Martha 

Boyd, Aug. 1, 1751; and' 2d, Sally , who d. Jan. 16. 1797, 

and had, 

69. J. [.ovew.ll,* Dec. 1, 1754, d. April, 1824, m. Betty Rice. 

70. II. Beihiah,* July 31, 17r)6, died unmarried, aged 92 years, 
in. Charles,* Au-^r tjO, 17r)S, died vounjr. 

71. IV. Tim. .thy,* Nov. 22, 17t)0, d. Nov. 15, 1811, unmarried. 

V. Artemas,^ Jan. 24, 1763, died vounc. 
183. 72. VI. Ivory.* April 30, 1765. d. June 4, 1853. m. Sally Wilkins. 



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24. 73. Fiancis,* m. Phebe Ward, rm. to New Marlboro', Mass.; had, 
74. I. Lucrelin,* m. .lonalhan Ilarman, r. New Marlboro'. 
194. 75. II. Artemas,* d 1779, m. Mary Cornish. 

76. III. Origin,* M. D., d. about 1815, m. Eleanor Soule, r. Sclioharie. 

77. IV. Clarissa,^ m. Hathaway, resided in Vermont. 

78. V. Candice,* in. Seth Norton, r. New Marlboro'. 

79. VI. Jedediah,* d. 1835, at Vernon, N. Y., m. Olive Clark, r. Vernon. 

80. VII. Catherine,* m. .lonalhan Cluipman, r. Chatham, N. Y. 

81. VIII. John,* b. 1767, d. 1810, m. Plicbe Clark, r. Chatham, N. Y. 

IX. Francis,* d. at Syracuse, N. Y., unm., about 1838; r. Syracuse. 
X. Sophia,* d. unm. at Westfield, N. Y , about 1841. 



26. 82. Stephen,* m. Jan. 4, 1757, Betsey Weeks, b. 1736, or 1737, dau. of 
John and Dinah Weeks, and d. Sept. 6, 1789, or 1787, " aged 52 
years." He early settled in Princeton, among her first planters, 
where he died in his 90th year. He had, 
210. 83. 1. John,5 Aug. 8, 1758, d."l838, m. Lydia Howe of Princeton. 

84. II. Betsey,* Feb. 5, 1760, d. 1840, m. Jonathan Newton, r. Alstead, 
N.'H.; had, 

1. Asa^; 2. Silas'; 3. Joel'; 4. Betsey.' 
214. 85. in. Stephen,* Aug. 9, 1762, d. July 16, 1839, in. Louisa Howe. 
218. 86. IV. Abner,* May"31, 1764, d. Jan." 12, 1823, m. Elizabeth Childs. 
228. 87. V. Asa,* June 2, 1767, d. Oct. 29, 1794, m. Elizabelli Marean. 
230. 88. VI. David,* April 8, 1771, d. March 27, 1853, m. Sarah Veder. 

89. V.I. l.ucy,5 Jan. 9, 1774, d. Aug. 28, 1843, m. Nov. 2, 1806, Samuel 
Russell, r. Wayland ; had, 

1. Reuben,' April 23, 1808, rm. West, m. Jane Patterson 

of Circleville, O., and d. s. p., Aug. 20, 1849, at St. 
Louis, a teacher. 

2. Abby,' April 21, 1810, m. March 28, 1857, Dea. Waldo 

Winter, rs. Clinton, Mass. 

3. Sarah' Nov. 8, 1811, unmarried ; and others. 
234. 90. VIII. Silas,* Aug. 12, 1776, m. Rhoda Morey. 

243. 91. IX. Aaron,* March 13, 1781, d. July 3, 1840, m. Charlotte Read. 



27. 92. Winslow* was an uncommon man and a distinguished citizen. Up to 
the time he came upon the stage the municipal aflairs of Marlboro', 
from the first, had been, in a great degree, managed by the Brig- 
hams, although they had constituted only a fraction of her numerical 
population ; but, during the eventful period of our Revolutionary 
struggle, he and his namesakes seem to have had almost the entire 
control. Nolhing proves in them a want of patriotism or fidelity to 
the cause of freedom. Yet they were prudent while the contest was 
doubtful, half convinced, perhaps, that the Apostolic injunction, " obey 
Caesar," i. e. Nero, was binding in tiie present case, or that they were 
too easy and prosperous in tlieir circumstances to e.xpect any change 
for the better : For the records report no complaint of grievances, 
no patriotic or Revolutionary resolves, no election of vigilance com- 
mittees, until the last year of the war, when, with a new settler, ar- 
rived a spirit of jealousy or rivalry, and every Brigham, save one, 
was displaced from office ; and he who had held the highest in the 
town was insulted with the lowest, and a committee of vigilance and 
correspondence chosen. But this overturn lasted but one year. 

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The; Brighams were reelected, and Winslow again chosen town-clerk 
and selectman, in which offices he had served the preceding ten years, 
and in which he was continued for years afterwards. He occupied 
the ancient homestead, and carried on the tannery. August 4, 1791 
he made his will, providing ample support for his wife Elizabeth, 
and requiring of his legatees such atientions to her comfort as do 
honor to his lieart. For his daughter, Lucy Brigham, he left ^150 
and for Elizabeth Barnes, £60 • to be paid by their brothers, Danie 
and Jedediah. To son Aaron he gave £]0; to Artemas, Amariah 
and John Winslow, he gave <£150 each, to be paid by the same, ex 
pressing a desire that John Winslow should have a liberal education 
To Daniel and Jedediah he bequeathed all his real and most of his 
personal property. Daniel was to have the Indian pasture of 34 
acres, and tan-yard of one acre ; and Jedediah the remainder of his 
lands and buildings, and to be sole executor. 

He m. July 29, 1760, Elizabeth Harrington; and perhaps 2d, 
Elizabeth Lar'kin, July 27, 1778. His widow Elizabeth d. Oct. 25, 
1815. aged 78 vears. He had, 

93. I. Daniel,* Capt., Dec. 25, 1760, d. Oct. 11, 1818, m. Thankful 
Brigham. 

94. II. Aaron,* Capt., Nov. 22, 1762, d. Mar. 23, 1831, m. Eliza. Barnes, 
m. Jedediah,* January 5, 1765, died Septt-mber 3, 1766. 

95. IV. Jedediah,* IVIaj., Sept. 15, 1766, d. April 22, 1846, m. Lvdia Boyd. 

96. V. Elizabeth,* March 5, 1769, d. Nov. 29, 1831, m. Dea. W'm. Barnes. 

97. VI. Amariah,* Mav 30, 1771, d. Feb. 1798, unm. in Connecticut. 

98. VII. John Winslow,5 Jan. 10, 1774, d. 1826, at Norfolk, Va., m. 
Hannah Lewis ; had several children, who all died in their 
minority. 

99. VIII. Artemas,* May 13, 1776, m. 1798, Lvdia Brigham. 
100. IX. Lucy,* June 28, 1779, d. Nov. 23, 1850, m. Dea. Eli Rice, Esq., 

of Marlboro'. 
X. Lydia,* January 7, 1782, d. August 7, 1784. 

Abraham,'' m. Feb. 26, 1752, Phebe Martin, who d. Jan. 17, 1806, 
aged 77 yi's. 8 mo. 23 days; resided in Marlboro'', and had, 
I. Lucy^* Oct. 30, 1753," m. David Wyman, Nov. 7, 1771, r. Mar- 

blehcad. 
II. Fortunatus,* Sept. 29, 1759, m. .Martha Barnes. 
HI. Aima,* March 1, 1763, m. Samuel Barnes, r. Warwick. 
IV. Gardner,* April 30, 1766, d. Dec. 29, 1779. 



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298. 


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304. 


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114. 



Asa,* m. Elizabeth Wnrren, s, m Marlh., was assessor, 1773-4 ; had, 
I. Elizabeth,* Dec. 18, 1754, in. Aaron Stevens, r. Marlboro'. 
II. Lewis,* March 24, 1756, d. Feb. 22, 1S03, m. Marv Rice. 
HI. Jotham,* Nov. 18, 1761, d. March 26, 1810, m. Lucy Thompson. 
IV. llastiiig.s,* March 9, 1764, d. Aug. 28, 1805, unm. at Marlboro'. 



Antipas,* in. Catherine Woods, r. Marlboro', and had, 
I. Catherine,* February 10, 1767. 
II. Abigail,* May 22, 1768. 

III. Sabriiia,'' December 23. 1770, m. l)aniel Rice. 

IV. Lucretia,* October 12, 1773. 



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41. 115. William,* inherited the homestead at Grafton, which, in his father's 
dav, embraced nearly or quite the whole tract slill known as Brig- 
ham Hill. He was a well-educated man for his time, and a " great 
reader," but had no taste for public oftico or employment. His in- 
telligence and standing secured him the ofler of a justice's commis- 
sion, then a great honor, which he declined. In his person he was 
tall, straight, and eminently muscular, which 1 am satisfied, from 
various evidence, must have been the original type of the race. 
Such was his agility tliat he was wont " to jump over fences five feet, 
and even si.x feet high, without touching hand or foot ; and when 90 
years old he would rather walk than ride one or two miles, and would 
perform it nearly as soon as a boy." His health and tenacity of life 
were wonderful. He never took medicine while he lived, and so 
escaped death at the doctor's hand, until his 95th year, when he 
died with old age. 

He m. Sarah Prentice, dau. of Rev. Solomon Prentice of Grafton, 
who d. his wid. Feb. 2, 1S34, in her 90th vear. They had, 
326. 116. I. Charles* Capt., July 27, 1769, d. Dec. 2, 1847, m. Susanna 
Bay I is. 
ti. Susanna,* Nov. 27, 1770, m. Ephraim Gouldingof Graf. [No. 67.] 

III. Solomon,* Nov. 26, 1772, d. June 7, 1817. 

IV. Sally,* Sept. 12, 1780, m. Renj. Kingsbury ; 2d, Jeremiah Flagg. 
V. Persis,* Aug. 4, 1786, m. Leonard VVheelock. 



51. 121. Samuel,* A. M. and M. D., was one of four of the name of Brigham 
who joined the same class at Dartmouth College, just before the 
commencement of the Revolution, and, but for his patriotic ardor, he 
would, with them, have received the honors of College on the same 
day in which they were first conferred upon one of the name in this 
country. But he could not stay within College walls and see the 
cause of his country go down ; and, dark as were her prospects, he 
jomed the standard of Washington, in 1777, as paymaster, and was 
present at the execution of Major Andre. He returned to College, 
graduated in 1779, read medicine with Dr. Stephen Hall of North- 
boro', and commenced practice in Shrewsbury, now Boylston. High 
expectations were entertained of him, but ere he had taken rank 
among the eminent practitioners of the country, a casualty befel him 
which forced him for life almost entirely from practice. Yet he 
was not lost to the public. He was appointed a magistrate. He 
aided by his pen and counsel to uphohl the laws when an armed 
attempt, under Shays, was made to subvert them ; and I have pe- 
rused essays from his pen that show him to have been a man of let- 
ters and original thought, as well as eidightened patriotism. He is 
reported to have had a taste for poetry and music, and, for his 
amusement, to have composed in both. He m. Mary Ball, sister to 
his medical preceptor, who d. Aug. 10, 1853, at Boylston, aged 84. 
They had, 

122. I. Rowena,* April 21, 1789, m. Timothy Whiting of Boylston. 

123. II. Sally,* April 17, 1791, m. Benj. Eger,"r. Malone, N.Y.;' had 14 ch. 

124. III. Stephen,* March IG, 1793, m. J(;mima Flagg, rs. Bovlston. 
334. 125. iv. Samuel,* Feb. 19, 1795, m. Alcthina Howe. 

126. V. Mary,* April 13, 1797, m. Solomon Mahan, rs. Shrewsbury. 

127. VI. Ann G.,* Aug. .30. 1799, m. Leonard Carter; 2d, Amos Wheel- 

er, rs. Berlin. 



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vii. Therese,* Aug. 23, 1801, died young. 

128. VIII. Naliiim,^ Nov. 22, 1803, and no furllier reported. 

129. IX. Theresa,' Oct. 14, 1804, m. Otis Flagg, rs. Boylston. 
341. 130. X. Jonas Ball,' April 28, 1807, m. Lucinda Howe. 

131. XI. Lydia,' Nov. 2, 1809, m. Edward Whitney, rs. Cambridge. 



53. 132. John Gott,* m. Marv Collins, r. in Marlboro'; had, 
I. flephzibah,' October f]0, 1794. 
344. 134. II. John Gott,^ August 2, 1796, m. Lucy Howe. 



54. 135. Henry,* m. Anna Phillips, r. and d. in Barre ; had, 
I. Betsey,' b. January 7, 1782, at Marlboro'. 



56. 137. Uriah,* Esq., m. Elizabeth Fay, dau. of Josiah Fay, and about 1796 
rm. to Bakersfield, Vt., where he was a leading citizen. He had, 
I. Mary,' July 31, 1792, m. Hubbel Mitchcl (d.), rs. Bakersfi.; has, 

1. Temple'; 2. Melissa''; 3. Dehor aJC ; 4. Fanny FayJ 
11. Elizabeth,' Jan. 8, 1794, m. Cheney Brigham, the first born male 
in Bakersfield, rs. Bakersfield ; has, 

1. KendaW; 2. Elizabe.tli'' ; 3. Robert BP 

III. Uriah,' Sept. 3, 1795, d. Nov. 14, 1814, at Bakersfield; was in 

the battle of Plattsburg. 

IV. Robert,' resides, unmarried, at Bakersfield. 
V. Breck,' died, aged 18 years, in 1816. 

VI. Josiah Fay,' m. Sally Page, who d. s. p.; 2d, Vina Hall ; 3d, 

Jane Fav, dau. of Herbert F., rs. on the homestead at Bak.; has, 

1. Albert GJ; 2. Sarah Jane'; 3. Roxana,' by 2d wife. 

4. Frances GJ; 5. Herbert''; 6. Mary''; 7. Infant,'' by last wf. 

VII. Benjamin Gott,' d. March 16, 1858, having served Fairfield 

many years as treasurer, selectman, and representative. At his 

death he was on the eve of receiving the appointment of United 

States Collector for the District of Vermont. He was a man of 

talents, excelled as a debater, and was the greatest farmer in 

New England, having kept over 200 cows, 20 horses, 10 oxen, 

75 hogs, &;c.; m. Esther Northrop, rs. Fairfield ; had, 

1. Clarissa,'' m. Julian Dewey, rs. Fairfield. 

2. Elizabeth'; 3. Henry R: ' 

VIII. Peter Bent,* Esq., rs. at Concert Hall, Boston, where he has been 
very prosperously engaged in business, ever since 1826. In 
1859 his ratable estate is put down $368,100, on which he is 
taxed .S3,267, but he is as yet unmarried, s. p. ! ! ! 
IX. Sarah,'' m. James B. Jacobs (d.), rs. Boston, had James B.,' d. 
Dec. 20, 1854, a. 19 years, and was interred at Mount Auburn. 



59. 146. Edward,* m. Bculah Hawes, b. Fob. 14, 1770, d. Jan. 15, 1834. 
r. in Petersham ; had. 

I. Harriet,' Dec. 11, 1792, m. I'.iul Rice, r. Barre. 
II. Roxaua,' June 22, 1794, m. John P. Deal, r. St. Almand, C. E. 
111. Nancy,' May 10, 1796, m. Hon. Francis B. Fay, r. Soulhboro\ 
Chelsea, and now rs. S. Lancaster; had, 

1. Frank Brigham,'' Esq., rs. Chelsea. 

2. Norman IV.' died young. 

3. Henry G.^ resides at Chelsea. 

4. Euffi'nr F. ' resides South Lancaster. 




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IV. Artcmas,* Oct. 22, 1799, m. Dec. 20, 1827, Sophronia Witt, b. 
March 11, 1809, r. Petersham; liad, 

1. Nonnan C.,' May 16, 1829. 

2. Jane Sophrovia,'' Sept. 17, 1835. 

V. Mary Ann,« Sept. 26, 1801, d. June 27, 1828, unmarried. 
346. 152. VI. Elvira,* June 14, 1803, m. James Holland, Esq. of Barre, 

VII. Catherine,* Jan. 18, 1805, m. Charles Sihiey (d.), r. Chelsea. 

VIII. Robert Morris,* Aug. 23, 1806, rs. unmarried, at . 

IX. Sarah Break,* May 20, 1808, m. Philander Woods, r. Plym.,N. H. 

X. James Sumner,* Feb. 5, 1811, m. Clarie Henly, rs. Boston, s. p. 

XI. Edward,* Jan. 1, 1814, m. Frances Tyler, r. Agt. E. Bost. Ferry. 



63. 158. Phineas,* m. 1785, Susanna Howe, dau. of Phineas Howe of Hopkin- 
ton, and aunt to Brigham Young. [See P. S. at the end of Chap, i.] 
Phineas r. Southboro', and removed to Eaion, N. Y.; had, 
I. Timothy,* b. at Southboro', ab. 1786, m. Patty Demon, rm. to 
Pennsvlvania ; had, 

1. Ebenczcr,'' b. at Southboro', Feb. 15, 1808. 
II. Phineas,* born about 1788. 

III. Susanna,* Dec. 16, 1789, m. Ebenezer Demon. 

IV. Sophia,* .May 5, 1792, m. Williams. 

V. Lovisa,* May 19, 1794, d. June 14, 1796. 

VI. Lovisa,* Jan. 8, 1797, m. Knickerbocker. 

VII. George Howe,* Dec. 14, 1799, in. Mariah Everts, dau. of Dea. 
Everts of Auburn, N. Y., resides at Auburn ; had, 

1. Charles P.," who m. Lorana Burdick. 

2. Mary J." who m. William Benson. 

3. George Filch,'' h. Oct. 5, 1830, m. Maria Jones, fr. Auburn, 

rs. Boston ; had William Howe,* Aug. 24, 1857. 

4. James RoUins^ resides at Auburn. 

5. William Oscar,'' m. Scoville. 

VIII. Fitch,* Jan. 13, 1803. 

IX. Salmon,* July 15, 1805; x. Edward W.6 probably.^ 



65. 168. Ashbel Samuel,* m. Persis Brigham, b. Oct. 7, 1774, dau. of Elijah 
B. of Southboro', inherited his father's farm in the south part of 
Marlboro', where Barnabas Brigham resides. He had, 

350. 169. :. Ashbel,* July 1, 1800, m. Lvdia H. Russell. 

358. 170. II. Varnum,* July 8, 1802, d. July 25, 1848, m. Mary D. Bigelow. 
III. Nahum,* June 24, 1804, d. Dec. 3, 1808. 

364. 171. IV. Charles,* Sept. 26, 1806, m. .lane Day. 

V. Georce,* April 10, 1811, m. Abbv Mallard; has 
Lizzie^ b. April 5, 1848. 

374. 173. VI. Marv,* March 21, 1815, m. Jonathan Jenks. 



69J. 174. Lovewell,' m. Betty Rice, who r. his widow at Saxonville ; had, 
I. Sally,* Feb. 22, 1791, m. John Pierce, r. Jaffrey, N. H. 
II. Nabby,* Dec. 27, 1792, m. Nathan Fuller, rs. Saxonville. 
III. Miriam,* June 17, 1794, m. Nathan Pollv, rs. Waltham. 
380. 178. IV. Artemas,* April 27, 1796, d. Jan. 25, 1839, m. Mary Arnold. 
V. Sophia,* Nov. 3, 1797, d. May 7. 1802, from a casualty. 

VI. Patty,* Oct. 29, 1799, m. Stillman Corey; 2d, Safford, 

r. Fitchburg. 



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VII. Lydia,* Aug. 28, 1801, m. Dexter Bigelow, r. Ashland. 
VIII. Stcphei),^ xMarch 13, 1804, d. May 28, 1806, from a scald. 
IX. Eliza,* May 13, 1807, m. Jolin Works, rs. Ashland. 
X. William,' m. at Hopkinton, where he resides. 

72. 183. Ivory,' m. Sally Wilkins, who d. Aug. 24, 1849, aged 70 yrs. 5 mo., 
r. Marlboro'; had, 
184. I. Betsey,' Aug. 26, 1800, m. Phineas Haskell (d.}, rs. Marl.; had, 

1. Caleb,'' Dec. 11, 1819, m. Betsey Clark, rs. .Marl.; has 

Nellv F.^" 

2. Sarah E.,' March 4, 1822, d. unm. Dec. 24, 1844. 

3. William B.,' Nov. 7, 1825, d. Oct. 27, 1851. m. Cath. 

M. Bruce ; had Marv E.,« July 19, 1850. 

4. Susan M.,' June 14, 1827, d. April 13, 1851. 

5. Selh G.,' Oct. 24, 1829, m. Mary Mageniiis, rs. Marlboro'. 

6. Lucif^ Dec. 22, 1831, m. George L. Manson, rs. Marlb.; 

had Sarah R.,« Dec. 19, 1852.^ 

7. Roena,'' Oct. 17, 1836, d. Jan. 1, 1853. 

8. Arathusa,'' Feb. 23, 1839, m. , rs. Marlboro'. 

9. Nathan L.,^ June 25, 184-, d. March 28, 1844. 

190. II. Edward,' June 26, 1802, died Julv 31, 1803. 

191. III. William,' May 20, 1804, d. Jan." 22, 1839, m. Harriet Randall, 

r. Marlboro'; had William,'' d. aged 19 years. 
IV. Solomon,^ Nov. 9, 1806, d. Jan. 6,^1843, s. p., m. Lucy Ball, r. .M. 
V. Francis,' April 3, 1811, d. aged 2 years. 
383. 192. VI. Francis,' Capt., b. Apr. 12, 1813, m. Jan. 5, 1835, Sophia Gleason. 
392. 193. VII. Charles,' Dec. 11, 1815, m. Sarah Barnard; viii. Infant.^ 



75. 194. Artemas,'' m. Marv Cornish, lived and died in New Marlboro'; had, 
497. 195. I. Aitcmas Ward,' Dec. 25, 1781, at New Marlboro', m. Sophia 

Phelps, rs. Westmoreland, N. Y. 
400. 196. II. Harvey,' m. Lois Bidwell, rs. Painsville, Lake County, O. 
in. Pliny,' m. Polina Kasson, r. and d. in (Jaiiaan, Ct. 
IV. Joseph C.,' lived and died, unmarried, in Rochester, N. Y. 
V. Polly,' m. Jabez U'ard, resided and died in Illinois. 
VI. Clarissa,' m. Asher Robinson, rs. Westmoreland, N. Y. 
VII. Parley,' m. Mathew Smith, r. and d. in Vernon, N. Y. 
VIII. Cynthia,'^ m. Thomas Wilcox, rs. Westmoreland, N. Y. 
IX. Betsey,' m. Harvey Pollard, r. and d. in Clinton, N. Y. 



81. 203. John' settled in New Marlboro', and in 1806 removed to Chatham, N.Y., 
where hr d. IS 10, aged 43 vears. He m. Phebe Clark, and had, 
I. John (>.,** b. 1794, m. Maria E. Evertson of New York, where he 
resides as Corresponding Secretary of the American Bible So- 
ciety, which odiec! W has already filled for 33 vears. He had, 
r. Join, C.,' Sept. 1811, (1. Sept. 1842. 

2. Err,a R.: Dec. 27, 1843; 3. Walfn- E.: Mar. 18, 1815. 

1. Man/ /).; April 18,1847; 5. Amnriak W.,' Oct. 14, '50. 

6. ./,)/,/, A'„„.r,' Jan. 29, 1851; 7. Antninetlc,'' April 29, '56. 

II. Harvey,' b. 179(), m. Sarah Brownson of New York, rs. Bergen, 

N. .1.; h:.d, 

1. riirheJ 

2. Lewis yl.,' Esq., b. at Chatlmm, rs. a lawyer in New York. 

3. JohnJ who resides in New York. 



III.] BRTGHAM. 165 

III. Amoriali,* M. D., b. 1798, m. Susan E. Root, from Greenfield, 

Mass.; became eminent in bis profession, and tbe first superin- 
tendent of the New Yoric State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, 
where he d. 1848. He had, 

1. Susan,'' b. at Hartford, Ct., 1833. 

2. Jn/in S.,^ b. do., 1835, d. 1847. 

3. Hrleti,'' b. at Hartford ; 4. Louisa,'' h. at Hartford, Ct. 
5. Mary,'' b. 1819, at Greenfield, poslhumoiis. 

IV. Eliza,* b. 1800, m. Bobbins Burrell, rs. Shcflicld, O. 

208. V. Lewis,6 b. 1805, at New Marlboro', d. at Henderson, N. Y., 

1829, aged 24 years. 

209. VI. Phebe Ann,6 b. 1808, at New Marl., d. at Whitesiown, N. Y., 1828. 

83. 210. John,^ m. Lydia Howe of Princeton, r. Acworth, N. H. ; had, 
211. I. John*; ii. Ilufus,* rs. Acworth ; iii. Silas"; iv. Matilda.* 

V. Lovisa*; vi. Betsey*; vii. Lydia*; viii. Lucy.* 



85. 214. Stephen." m. Feb. 13, 1791, Louisa Howe, b. May 24, 1768, d. July 
9, 1830, r. Alstead ; had, 
I. William,* Dec. 15, 1791, d. .Ian. 13, 1792. 

II. Louisa,* April 9, 1793, m. March 28, 1821, John Proctor, r. 
Sullivan, N. H., Rutland, Vt.; had, 

1. John B.,' Nov. 28, 1823, m. Feb. 22, 1853, Charlotte 

Reynolds :.t Kn-|.Mid, Vt. 

2. David jS.,' May 27, 1826, d. Nov. 18, 1826. 

3. Maria L.,'' Oct. 24, 1827, m. Oct. 18, 1852, George A. 

Kinsi, at Rutland. 

4. Elhridge F.,' .Ian. 17, 1832, d. March 15, 1832. 

5. Stephen W.,' Nov. 13, 1835. 

III. Persis,* June 28, 1795, d. Sept. 6, 1834, at Dalton ; m. Jan. 16, 

1817, Alvin Brooks of Alstead, b. Aug. 24, 1793, d. at Dalton, 
N. H., Mav 31, 1856; had, 

1. Louisa M.,' .Tan. 26, 1818, d. Sept. 9, 1837. 

2. Rachel P.,' Jan. 3, 1820, d. Dec. 7, 1846. 

3. Austin,^ Dec. 22, 1821, d. Sept. 15, 1850. 

4. Elvira C.,' Jan. 27, 1824, m. Nov. 12, 1850, James 

-McQueston, at Manchester, N. H. 

5. James N.,'' April 16, 1827. 

6. Benjamin B.,' Nov. 4, 1829. 

IV. Aaron,* Oct. 20, 1797, m. June 25, 1825, Susan Proctor of Sulli- 

van, N. H., and rs. a farmer on the homestead in Alstead, N. H. 
In earlier life he was a school teacher. He had, 

1. Eveline Fidelia,' April 11, 1829, m. Nov. 25, 1852, John 

VV. Sawyer, rs. Kecne. 

2. Leslina Amanda,'' May 17, 1832, m. Oct. 23, 1855, David 

S. Ware, rs. Hillsboro', 111. 

3. Willard Proctor,' Aug. 25, 1835, rs. unm. with his father. 

4. Luceha Augusta,'' Aug. 25, 1836, rs. unm. a teacher in III. 
v. Lydia,* Feb. 26, 1800, m. Nov. 3, 1819, Stephen Holbrook, 

[see my Genealogy of Holbrooks,] who was b. March 15, 1797, 
d. April 24, 1854, at Amherst, N. H.; had, 

1. Francis W.,' Dec. 23, 1820, m. Sept. 22, 1846, Olivia 
C. Howland of Franconia, N. H.; has Charles R.,' b. 



166 BRIGHAM, [CHAPT. 

Oct. 28, 1847; Louisa A.,« Mav 11, 1849 (d.); Mary 
0.,« Aug. 23, 1850 ; Frank A.,« Jan. 13, 1653; George 
E.,« Nov. 12, 1854. 

2. Louisa jM.,' March 3, 1823, d. Dec. 1, 1847. 

3. Slepheii H.,' July 10, 1824, d. at Amherst, June 30, 1858, 

m. Louisa M. Smith of Rutland, Vt., Oct. 1, 1850 ; had 
Albert VV.,» Mav 3, 1854. 

4. Samuel B.,' Sept;'25, 1830, d. Oct. 14, 1845. 

5. El/en JM.,' May 23, 1842. 

VI. David,"= March 25, 1802, m. April 10, 1827, Sophia Mark, who 
d. Jan. 4, 1852, aijed 48 vears, dau. of Dea. William i\Iark of 
Gilsum, N. H.; and 2d, Jan. 13, 1853, Lydia S. Hall of Man- 
chester, N. H., r. Gilsum, Manchester, 1843-59 ; rs. Derrv, 
N. H.; had, 

1. EJizabeth M.,' Aug. 19, 1829, d. Sept. 17, 1829. 

2. Marij L.,' July 11, 1832. 

3. El/en S.,' Julv 14, 1834, d. Sept. 25, 1835. 

4. Eliza Ann,' June 30, 1840, d. April 12, 1859. 

5. George M.^ April 23, 1854, bv second wife. 

6. HaUie Sophia,'' Oct. 21, 1856.' 

VII. Abram,* April 1, 1807, m. March 28, 1831, Alma Moore,' rs. 
Lowell, a machinist ; had, 

1. Maria Louisa,'' Nov. 28, 1831, m. George W. Reed of 

Montreal. 

2. Caroline K.,' May 15, 1835, m. Charless A. Brooks, M. D., 

of Clinton. 

3. Stephen H.,^ June 4, 1839. 

4. George H.,' Oct. 10, 1841, d. Aug. 17, 1843. 

5. Ellen E.,' October 20, 1844. 



86. 218. Abner,' settled in Vermont, and in 1795 returned to Princeton, m. 
f^lizabcth Cliilds, who d. about 1849, at Marietta, O.; had, 
I. William,* Nov. 23, 1789, d. Aug. 26, 1829, m. Alcthea Breame, 
from Virginia, r. Kenawha Countv, Va.; had, 

1. William''; 2. Mary E.,'' m.'Rev. Stewait Robinson, D. D. 
3. LovinaJ 

222. II. Betsey ,« Feb. 28, 1792, d. Aug. 12, 1825, m. Luther Whitaker, 
r. Princeton ; loft 6 children. 
III. Nancy,* July 8, 1794-6, m. Joseph Hardy, rs. Worcester; has 
4 or 5 children. 
409. 224. IV. Lucius,* Dec 2, 1797, m. Cornelia Goodnow; 2d, Lucy Roper, 
rs. Marietta, O. 
V. Sophia,* Feb. 27, 1800, d. Nov. 8, 1834, at Watcrford, O., m. 

[icicoster Converse ; left Benjamin GJ 
VI. Lucy,* June 12, 1802, resides at Marietta, unmarried. 
VII. Louisa,* Aug. 17, 1801, resides at lieomiiister, Mass., unmarried. 

226. VIM. Asa," March 24, 1807, resides at Mason Citv, Va., immarried. 

IX. Sarah M.,* Aug. 15, 1809, d. Aug. 10, 1839, mim., r. Marietta. 

227. X. Charles C.,« Nov. 19, 1811, rs. Beverlv, O.; m. ; had 

1 Lucii E.,' June 15, 1843. 

2. Asa M.,' Sept. 23, 1849. 



III.] BRIQHAM. 167 

87. 228. Asa,^ m. Elizabeth Marean, b. Aug. 26, 1770, at Hubbardston, who m. 

2d, Ezra Holden, by wliom she had, 1. Josepli ; and 2. Jiistiiiiaii 
(d.), and d. May 18, 1806. Asa settled on the liomestead wiih his 
father in Princeton, and d. Oct. 29, 1794, aged 27, leaving a tender 
family, viz., 
404. 229. I. .Iohn,« Esq., b. Nov. 24, 1791, m. Mary Moore. 

II. Betsey,* May 18, 1793, ni. James Browning of Hubbardston, b. 

Nov. 30, 1788 ; had, 

1. Asa B.,' Oct. 18, 1811, d. Oct. 14, 1815. 

2. Clary S.,' July 7, 1813. 

3. Elizabeth M.,' June I, 1815, d. Nov. 23, 1815. 

4. Sally B.,' March 6, 1817, d. Aug. 24, 1819. 

5. James,' Feb. 2, 1819, d. April 26, 1819. 

6. James,' April 14, 1820; 7. John,'' Feb. 21, 1822. 
8. Betsey,' May 10, 1824; 9. Sybil,' April, 1826. 

III. Sally,* April 4, 1795, posthumous, d. July 21, 1814. 

IV. Asa,6 b. also April 4, 1795, d. Jan. 20, 1817. 

88. 230. David,* rm. to Mohawk Flats, about 1795, engaged in raising tobacco, 

and there m. Sarah Veeder, b. June 20, 1775, m. Feb. 13, 1802, d. 
June 24, 1823, the daughler of Judge Veeder. He settled on a tract 
of 100 acres of wild land in Lowville, then containing only 5 families, 
and there spent his days. He had, 
I. Beisey,* Nov. 3, 1802, in Denmark, d. Jan. 25, 1831. 
500. 231. 11. Nancy,* Sept. 9, 1804, at Denmark, m. Jacob Swart, rs. Good- 
rich, Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan. 

506. 232. III. John,6 Nov. 21, 1806, at Den'., m. Eliza S , rs. G., Mich. 

407. 232J. IV. Aaron,* Aug. 21, 1809, at Denmark, m. Maria Bosworlh. 

V. Maria,* Sept. 2, 1811, at Lowville, m. Townsend, rs. 

Rochester, Urns. Co., Minn. 
233. VI. Stephen,* April 8, 1813, at Lowville. 

VII. Jane,'' Sept. 3, 1815, at Lowville, m. Vroman, rs. Verona, 

Dane County, Wisconsin. 



90. 234. Silas* was apprenticed to a tanner in Alstead, N. H., m. Rhoda Morey, 
dau. of Judge M. of Orford, N. H.,and set. at Brownington,Vi.; had, 

235. I. Edmund S.,* July 11, 1808, m. June 14, 1840, Mary B. VVoIcott 

of Boston ; has 

1. Charles'; 2. Elizabeth'; 3. Frederick'; 4. William.' 
II. Emily,* Dec. 17, 1809, m. July 3, 1833, Thomas C. Stewart, r. 
Brownington ; has, 

1. Edward A.'; 2. Jolm M.'; 3. Persis.' 

4. Tyler-^; 5. Martha.' 

236. III. John Morey,* April 30, 1812, m. March 20, 1836, Maria Grow, 

rs. Derby, Vt.; has, 

1. George Morey'; 2. Silas.' 

237. IV. Charles,* Oct. 26, 1814, resides unmarried at Boston. 

238. V. Albert Smith,« Aug. 19, 1816, m. Dec. 11, 1847, Martha A. 

Merrill, resides in Boston, and had, 

1. Emily M.' (d.); 2. Mary Upton'; 3. George Albert' (d.) 
4. Martha Rhoda,' (d.); 5. Edmund S.'; 6. Charlotte S.' 

239. VI. Dennis Morey,* Sept. 18, 1818, rs. unmarried in Boston. 

21 



168 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

240. VII. Samuel Granger,* Sept. 15, 1820, rs. unmarried on the home- 

stead in Brownington. 

241. VIII. Mary Ann,* Aug. 5, 1822, rs. wiih lier mother at Brownington. 

242. IX. Elizabeth Caroline,* May 7, 1826, m. Dec. 11, 1847, John L. 

Edwards, Esq., resides at Derby. 



91. 243. Aaron,* resided at various places, and last at Nashua, N. H., where 
he d. 1840. He m. Jan. 3, 1808, Charlotte Read, b. Aug. 14, 1785, 
and d. at Marshall, Mich., April 7, 1850. They liad, 
I. Cordelia P.,* April 10, 1809, died unmarried. 
415. 244. II. Elbridge G.,* Esq., April 29, 1810, m. Mary Mitchell, rs. Monroe. 
245. 111. Hannah R.,* Dec. 28, 1811, m. April 10, 1834, Addison A. 
Aldrich, b. June 20, 1809, r. Monroe, Mich.; had, 

1. Addison L.,' March 14, 1836. 

2. Hannah Maria,'' Feb. 6, 1838, m. James Brown, rs. Monr. 

3. Anna Eliza,'' July 8, 1846, died voung. 

248. IV. Wealthy M.,* Dec. 22, 1813, m. Claudius B. Webster, Sept. 
1845, rs. Marshall, Mich.; had, 

1. Infant,'^ 1846 (d.); 2. Arabella,'' Feb. 22 1849. 
V. William H.,* April 1, 1816, died unmarried at Nashua. 
250. VI. Micajah R.,« April 3, 1818, m. Dec. 10, 1845, Lucy Stowell, rs. 
Erie, Monroe County, Mich.; had, 

1. Emily E.,' Oct. 15, 1846 ; 2. Mary Jane,' Sept. 7, 1849. 
3. Oshea S.,' Aug. 17, 1852; 4. Willy E.,' Oct. 6, 1858. 
VII. Mary Ann,* June 1, 1821, m. George Gould of Nashua, and d.s.p. 
VIII. Edward R.,* rs. Illinois; ix. Eliza Ann,* Sept. 2, 1823, d. unm. 



93. 254. Daniel,* Capt. and Esq., inlierited the tannery of his father, and suc- 
ceeded him in importance as a citizen of Marlboro', filling every 
office in her gift, and the most important ones for a series of years. 
He was selectman 18 years, town treasurer 11 years, town clerk 20 
years, and for an equal time representative to the General Court. 

He m. Thankful Brigham, dau. of George B., No. 64, who d. 
Dec. 24, 1824, aged 59, and had, 

I. Mary,* Jan. 12, 1783, m. Capt. John Stevens, r. Marlboro'. 
II. George,^ Oct. 19, 1784, m. Betsey Morse ; 2d, Margaret Shat- 
tuck, r. Groton. 
419. 257. III. Daniel,* Capt., Aug. 7, 1786, m. Nancy Gates. 

IV. Dexter,* also Aug. 7, 1786, d. unm. Oct. 1838, at Seneca Falls,N.Y. 
V. Elizabeth,* Oct. 1, 1788, m. Abraham Gates ; and 2d, Deacon 

Stephen R. Phelps, rs. Marlboro'. 
VI. Thankful,* Feb. 15, 1791, m. Rufus Stow, rs. Marlboro'. 
492. 260. VII. William,* Aug. 3, 1793, m. So|)hia Sawyer, rs. Dracut ; has sons. 
437. 261. VIII. Winslow,* May 29, 1795, m. Elizabeth Larkin. 

IX. Amariah,* July 23, 1797, d. unm. July 30, 1826, at Bermuda. 
X. Freeman,* May 4, 1800, m. Harriet Gilson of Cambridge, rs. C. 
XI. Charlotte,* June ], 1802, m. Capt. Thadeus Howe, rs. Marlboro'. 
Xll. Harriet,* Dec. 4, 1804, m. Jabez S. Witherbee, rs. Marlboro'. 
XIII. Laura Ann,* March 17, 1807, m. Capt. Jesse Perry, rs. Shrewsb. 



94. 266. Aaron,* Capt., m. Betty Barnes, was repeatedly assessor, 7 years 
selectman of Marlboro', and had, 
I. Lydia,* Feb. 5, 1786, m. Windsor Howe, r. Lowell. 



III.] BRIQBAM. 169 

11. Sarah,* Dec. 9, 1787, d. July 4, 1791. 

III. Belt)',* Aug. \'2, 1789, rn. Jonathan Rice, rs. Marlboro'. 

IV. Sallv,* March 25, 179'2, m. Capt. Abraham Howe, rs. Lowell. 
441. 270. V. Aaron,* Col., March 20, 1798, m. Sally Fay, (sister of Mark,) 

resides at Marlboro'. 

95. 271. Jcdediah,* Maj., inherited the ancient homestead of his ancestor, Sam- 
uel, near the tannery, S. E. of Marlboro' Centre, was much em- 
ployed in the civil and military affairs of the town, served 5 years 
as selectman, and represented her 3 or 4 years in the General Court. 
He m. Lydia Boyd, and had, 

I. Betsey Winslow,* Nov. 28, 1791, m. Samuel Warren. 
II. Lydia,'^ Oct. 28, 1793, m. Lyman Morse (d.), r. Southboro'. 
HI. Lucy ,6 May 2, 1796, m. Timothy Patch, r. Stow. 
IV. Jane,* April 23, 1798, m. Lyman Bigelow, r. Bo.xboro'. 
V. Hannah L.,* Oct. 3, 1802, m. George Peters, r. Marlboro'. 
452. 277. VI. Ashley,* Oct. 9, 1804, m. Mary Bigelow. 

vn. Jedediah,* Aug. 11, 1806, died unmarried in Marlboro'. 
460. 278. VIII. Joel,6 Dec. 16, 1808, m. Lvdia Dickenson. 
465. 279. IX. William Pitt,* Aug. 30, 18il, m. Lucinda Baker. 

280. X. Augusta,* March 10, 1814, m. John W. Stevens, r. Marlboro'. 



99. 281. Artemas,* m. 1798, Lydia Brigham, b. Dec. 29, 1776, dau. of Wil- 
liam Brigham ? settled at Bridgetown, Me., where they had, 
I. Lydia,* July 5, 1799, at Marlb., m. VVm. P. Holden, rs. Harvard. 
II. Laura,* March 26, 1801, at Bridgetown, m. Larkin Woodbury, 

rs. Lynn. 
HI. Jefferson,* Jan. 25, 1803, d. April 12, 1850, unmarried. 
IV. James Madison,* March 14, 18l)5, m. Mary F. Sawin fr. Randolph, 
rs. Boston ; had, 

]. Emma,'' Oct. 28, 1834 ; 2. James Henry,'' Aug. 17, 1840. 
3. Wil/iam /).,■' Oct. 17, 1852. 
V. Sophia,* Jan. 9, 1808, m. Alpheus Gibbs of Bridgetown, rs. 
Boston ; had, 

1. Sophia,'' 1828. 

2. Aaron,' July 20, 1830, m. Eliza Walker, Nov. 11, 1858. 

3. Charles,' Jan. 22, 1835, m. Sarah Billings, Sept. 7, 1858. 

4. Lydia,' August, 1838; 5. Mary,' April 9, 1840. 

VI. Dana,^ Jan. 16, 1810, m. Mary Ann Larabee,rs. W' estbrook. Me, 
VII. Marv,* Mav 14, 1813, resides unmarried in Boston. 
VIII. De.xter,* Feb. 28, 1816, d. Oct. 24, 1822. 
287. IX. Ann,* March 30, 1819, d. Sept. 25, 1854, m. Elijah H. Bag. 
nail, resides at Chelsea. 



104. 288. Fortunatus,' m. Martha Barnes, b. Mav 9, 1766, r. Marlboro'; had, 

I. Polly,* Nov. 3, 1783, m. Moses Brigham, (Ch. L No. 247,) rs. 
Binghampton, N. Y.; has, 

1. Elmer'; 2. Edward'; 3. Fanny.' 

II. Phebe,' July 4, 1785, m. George Chase, rs. Northboro'; has 

George C* 

III. Abraham,* July 11, 1788, m. Betsey Wright, r, Northboro'; had, 

1. Lyman,' (d.); 2. Lucy' m. Miller. 

IV. Nancy,* June 29, 1791 (d.), m. Joel Brigham, (Ch. L No. 820.) 



170 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

V. Samuel,' April 24, 1794, d. Dec. 13, 1795. 
VI. Samuel,* Sept. 20, 1796, m. Mary Newton, rs. Binghampton ; has, 

1. Eunice J J; 2. Jane'; 3. JamesJ 
VII. Martin,^ Aug. 25, 1799, m. Mary Barnes, rs. Palmer; has, 
1. Charles'; 2. Lincoln''; 3. William.'' 
4. Willard^; 5. Harriet''; 6. Albert.'' 
VIII. Lincoln,^ May 13, 1803, m, April 24, 1832, Susan A. Maynard, 
at Grafton, rs. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Sophia £.,^ May 15, 1834, died the same day. 

2. George A.,' Oct. 6, 1835, m. Nellie D. Flagg, rs. Marl- 

boro'; had Leon E.,« Dec. 4, 1857. 

3. Ella Abba A.,' Jan. 21, 1849. 

IX. Leonard,* Oct. 8, 1806, rs. Worcester, m. Eliza Brewer; 2d, 
Susan Sawyer ; had, 

1. Eliza"; 2. Waller C.,' rs. Nashville, Tenn. 
3. Lucien T.'' (d.); 4. Edward"; 5. EllenJ or ElenorJ 
297. X. Martha,^ Aug. 20, 1809, m. Moses VV. Maynard, rs. Worcester. 



108. 298. Lewis,* m. Mary Rice, who d. June 15, 1797, a. 30 ; had, at Marlbo., 

480. 299. I. Asa,« Hun., Aug. 31, 1788, m. Rebecca Babcock, at Framing- 

ham, and removed to Texas. 

482. 300. II. Sukey,* April 12, 1790, m. Stephen Howe, rs. Marlboro'. 

488. 301. III. Sallv> June 5, 1792, m. Rufus Bruce, r. Marlboro'. 

490. 302. IV. MarJ/ Aug. 16, 1794, m. Emory Howe, r. New York. 

491. 303. V. Abigail,* Aug. 2, 1796, m. Weeks Allin, r. Amherst. 



109. 304, Jothain,^ m. Lucy Thompson, fr. Sudbury, r. IMarlboro'; had, 

I. Betsey,* July 30, 1785 (d.), m. James Mallord, r. Lancaster, 
II. Lucv,* Jan. 15, 1787, m. Edward Barnes; had 

Edward B.,' M. ]) , rs. Marlboro'. 
in. Otis,* Oct. 8, 1788, d. 1833, m. Lucy Stratton, d. Dec. 1830, 
r. Marlboro'; had, 

1. Mary AnnJ July 22, 1818, m. George Bailey ; 2d, George 

Gates, r. Bolton ; had Harriet M. Bailey,* and Lyman 
B.,* and Lucy S. Gates.' 

2. Lucy JaneJ June 30, 1819, m. Lyman Cooledge, rs. Bol- 

ton ; lias Walter. 

3. Jnim H.J Auf^. 20, 1821, rs. unmarried at Bolton. 

4. Harri t S.J Sept. 14, 1823, rs. unmarried, a teacher at 

Auburn, Kansas. 

5. Geortre H.J Oct. 19, 1825, m. Anna Lucus fr. Bolton, rs. 

Hammolon, N. J.; had, 1. Le Grand S.,» 1850; 2. 
Fanny,' 1852; 3. William," 1854; 4. George,' 1859. 
212. 6. Elizabeth A.J Oct. 26, 1S27, m. James S. Welsh, rs. 

T'eltonvillo ; has Fred" and Minnie.* 
IV, Henry,* May 3, 1790, m. Mary Hobart ; 2d, Abigail S. Ilersey, 

rs. Abington. 
V. John,* Aug. 1, 1792 (d.), m. Ruth Winslow, rs. Abington. 
315. VI. Hastings' Aug. 4, 1794, m. .Jan. 30, 1821, Nancy Sp^ear, d. Feb. 
23, 1N1;{, dau. of Jonathan S. of Harttand, Vt., rs. Marlb.; had, 

1. Charles H.J June 1, 1822. m. Jane Felton, rs. Marlboro'; 

has 3 chililren. 

2. William E.J Oct. 10, 1823. m. Lydia Tobey fr. Sand- 

wich, rs. Marlboro', 



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3. Nancy Sophia J Sept 12, 1825, m. Tho. Hapgood, rs. Marl. 

4. Abigail C.J Nov. 26, 1827, m. Gamaliel Fislicr, rs. Marlb. 

5. Henry O.J Sept. 2, 1830, ni. Maliala J. Bigclow, rs. a 

clerk in Patent Ofiice at Wasliinglon. 

6. Andreiv J.J Feb. 4, 1832. m. Eltzabeth Brown, rs. Marlb, 

7. Benjamin F.J Oct. 7, 1834, d. .luly 20, 1854. 

8. Lucy R.J Oct. 26, 1836, John Brown, rs. M.; has Emma.' 

9. Mary F.J Dec. 25, 1838, rs. Marlboro'. 

10. Elizabeth M.J Feb. 15, 1843, rs. Marlboro'. 

324. VII. Sophia,* July 11, 1796, m. Mark Fay, Esq., rs. Marlboro'. 

325. VIII. Charles Lee',* Oct. 14, 1800, m. Roama V. Atkins, rs. Dorchester. 

116. 326. Charles,* Capt., inherited the homestead in Grafton, m. Susanna 
Baylis, who d. June 10, 1837, aged 58, dau. of Dea. Nicholas Baylis 
ofGrafion, the brother of Dr. William Baylis of Dighton, and the 
father of Nicholas Baylis, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont. 
Capt. Charles inherited an excellent constitution, lived in the dis- 
charge of the duties of a citizen until 78 years of age, and died with 
almost his first sickness. He had, 

509. 327. I. Charles," Col., May 22, 1799, m. Annah Eliza Brigham. 

II. Susanna B.J Feb. 13, 1802, died March 5, 1804. 

328. III. Susanna B.,* May 24, 1804, m. Dr. Josiah Kittridge, rs. South 
Hadlev, s. p. ' 

510. 329. IV. William,* A. M., Esq., Sept. 26, 1806, m. Margaret A. Brooks. 
330. V. Nicholas,* Oct. 2, 1808, m. Sarah E. Woods, rs. s. p., at New 

York, a commission merchant. 
VI. Solomon,6 Nov. 12, 1810, d. Oct. 8, 1841, unm. a merch. nt Graf. 

516. 331. VII. Hannah,* March 11, 1813, m. Rev. Stillman Pratt, rs. Middleboro'. 
332. viii. Sarah,* May 7, 1815, m. Rev. Charles B. Kittridge, rs. .Monson. 

IX. Lucy Abigail,* July 25, 1817, rs. unmarried with her sister 
Kittridge at Monson. 

517. 333. X. Maria Caroline,^ June 26, 1820, m. William T. Merrifield, Esq., 

rs. Worcester. 
XI. Cornelia Antoinette," Nov. 17, 1823, rs. unmarried with her sister 
Merrifield at W^orcesters 

125. 334. Samuel,* the 6th, m. Alethina Howe, and had, 

I. Abel,^ Oct. 26, 1815. 

II. Dollv,' Oct. 30, 1817. 

III. Samuel,^ the 7th, b. March 22, 1821, m. Sarah Read, s. in 

Machias, Me.; had, 

1 Frances'; 2. SamueP (d.), the 8th in regular succession. 
3. Caroline"; 4. Josephine.' 
5. Austin'; 6. Fostena.' 

IV. Levi,^ Jan. 17, 1825. 

V. Lawson,^ Feb. 18, 1831 •, vi. John,'' Aug. 5, 1834. 

130. 341. Jonas B.,* m. April 9, 1835, Lucinda Howe, b. May 19, 1809, dau. of 
Capt. Jonathan H. of Boylston, and rs. at Westboro'; had, 
I. Joshua Leland,' March 16, 1836, d. Feb. 2, 1837. 
11. Harrison M.,^ Feb. 4, 1838; in. Abby L.,^ Feb. 25, 1840. 
IV. George E.,^ March 1, 1842, d. July 7, 1849. 
V. Silas H.,^ June 5, 1844 ; vi. Mary E.,^ Dec. 25, 1845. 



172 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

VII. Edmond L./ Dec. 7, 1848. 
VIII. Ueniy A.,' Sept. 22, 1850, d. May 28, 1854. 



134. 344. John Gott,* m. Jan. 9, 1821, Lucy Howe, rs. Concord ; had, 

I. He|)lizibetli,^ Oct. 21, 1821, m. George Hougliton, rs. Rouse's 

Point, N. Y. 
II. William Eustis,'' April 11, 1823, m. Elizabeth Chadwick. 

III. George Howe,' b. Dec. 5, 1824, rs. Boston, m. Melissa Wheelock 

ft. Newport, Vt.; had 

Mary M.,« June 11, 1856. 

IV. Alonzo,' resides unmarried at Quincy 
V. Jolin E.,^ resides unmarried at Concord. 

XI. Harrison G.,' m. Josephine Garfield, rs. Dorchester. 
VII. Francis Eugene,' died young. 
VIII. Mary Ann,' m. Francis Bacon, rs. Dover. 
IX. Lucy Jane,' resides at Concord. 

152. 346. Elvira,^ m. April 16, 1828, James Holland, Esq. of Barre, b. March 
14, 1799, son of James H., b. June 5, 1758, d. Nuv. 24, 1834, and 
Abigail (Bigelow) Holland, b. Nov. 21, 1764, d. March 24, 18:8, 
son of Ephraim Holland, b. June 11, 1714, d. Aug. 20, 1786, and 
Thankful (Howe) Holland, b. July 31, 1715, d. June 19, 1792, son 
of John and Elizabeth (Park) Hollahd of Newton, son of Nathaniel, 
bnp. 1638, at Dorchester, and livnig in J709, and Sarah (Streeter) 
Holland, " he having emigrated from London about 1633," but more 
probably the Nathaniel bap. at Dorchester, 1638, as the son of John 
and Judith [Jolland, who might have been from London, or quite as 
likely from Dorsetshire. 

James and Elvira (Brigham) Holland, rs. Barre; had, 
I. Maria L.,' b. May 2, 1830, m. Nov. 16, 1852, Joseph G. Balcom, 

rs. Barre. 
II. Mary B.,' b. Nov. 26, 1832, m. May 25, 1855, J. Henry May of 

North Brookfield. 
III. Hattie E.,' b. April 20, 1841. 



169. 350. Ashbol,* m. Lydia H. Russell, and had, prob. at or near Worcester, 
I. Maria E.j Oct. 17, 1821 ; ii. Olive C.,' Nov. 29, 1823. 
III. Nahum B.,' Oct. 31, 1825; iv. Marv J.,' Dec. 31, 1827. 
V. Ann J.,' April 7, 1830 ; vi. George 'Winslow,' Nov. 9, 1832. 
VII. Charles L.,' Nov. 9, 1838. 



170. 358. Varnum,* m. Mary D. Bigelow, dau. of John Bigelow of Charlton, r. 
Worcester; had, 
I. Persis P.," Aug. 1, 1825, d. .Tan. 4, 1851. 
II. Marv J.,' June 14, 1827, d. Sept. 25, 1857. 

III. Calvin L.,' Sept. 8, 1828, d. Oct. 15, 1850. 

IV. Sarah J.,' Sept. 23, 1830, d. Jan. 23, 1856, m. William Eager. 
V. Varnum B.,' Feb. 21, 1833, m. Gate Harris; has 

Varnvvi C.,* resides at Worcester. 
VI. Emcrv P.,' Jan. 18, 1835, d. .fan. 16, 1835. 
VII. Marv L.,' May 18, 1836, ni. John II. Robinson (d.); has 

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VIII. Francis F.,' Sept. 3, 1838. 




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III.] BRIGHAM. 173 

IX. Martha A./ July 25, 1840. 
X. John A.; Sept.'lS, 184'J, d..Aug. 2, 1854. 
XI. Abby n.,' Dec. 31, 1844. 

171. 364. Charles,* m. Mary Jane Day, and had, 

I. Harriet J.,^ July 2, 1830; ii. Eleanora,^ Dec. 2, 1831. 

III. Charles E.,' Oct. 12, 1833; iv. George F.,' Feb. 28, 1835. 

V. Mary E.,' March 3, 1837; vi. Joseph D.,^ Jan. 27, 1838. 
VII. John D.,'' Sept. 15, 1840; viii. Ashbel S.,'' Sept. 18, 1842. 

IX. Tiiomas T.,' March 3, 1847; x. William L.,^ Jan. 15, 1849. 

173. 374. Mary,* m. Jonathan Jenks, b. Jan. 8, 1811 ; had, 

I. Charles Brigham,^ Jan. 27, 1836, rs. a printer at Philadelphia. 
II. Adelaide P.,^ Nov. 20, 1839; in. William S.,' Jan. 23, 1842. 

IV. Abby M.,^ June 25, 1844; v. Caroline H.,' Nov. 19, 1846. 

178. 380. Artemas,* m. Mary Ann Arnold, dau. of Aaron Arnold, who d. Sept. 
5, 1838, aged 31 ; had, 

I. William H.,' Aug. 18, 1831. 

II. Lvdia A.,^ Dec. 28, 1833, d. Oct. 1, 1834. 

III. John B.,^ Aug. 11, 1835. 

IV. Mary S.,^ Feb. 25, 1837. 

192. 383. Francis,^ Capt., settled near his natal place in Marlboro', as a farmer 

and manufacturer ; and has served the town in various offices, and 
for two years represented her in the General Court. He has erected 
on part of his splendid water power at Fellonville one of the most 
complete shoe-manufactories in the country, in driving which he 
employs about 300 hands. By his extensive improvements he has 
contributed enough to that flourishing village to constitute him its 
founder; and, while laying a lasting foundation for prosperity to 
others, he, sensible that the surroundings of a man are not the man, 
refrains from wasteful expenditures for ostentatious luxury, giving 
his employees and neighbors the weight of his example in the right 
direction. 

He m Jan. 5, 1835, Sophia Gleason, b. April 18, 1814, d. Aug. 
31, 1845 ; and 2d, Emily Houghton ; and 3d, Persis E. Watkins, b. 
May 20, 1818, m. May 24, 1856; had, 
I. Francis D.,^ Oct. 27, 1835, d. Sept. 20, 1836. 

II. Rufus H.,^ June 9, 1837 ; iii. Wilbur F.,^ April 9, 1839. 
IV. Wm. F.,' also April 9, 1839. 

V. Waldo B.,' June 23, 1841, by first wife. 

VI. Laura S.,^ Sept. 14, 1845. 

VII. Infant,^ Jan. 1853, d. young; viii. Ida M.,' April 6, 1855. 

193. 392. Charles,* resides in Marlboro', where, among other town offices, he 

has for years been overseer of the poor. He m. Sarah Barnard, 
and had, 
I. Charles G.,^ July 9, 1842 ; ii. Warren S.,^ Jan. 14, 1844. 

III. Sarah E.,'' June 26, 1845. 

IV. Francis W.'; v. Harriet^; vi. Caleb H.^ 
■ VII. Horace^; viii. Infant.' 



174 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

196. 400. Harvey,' rs. Pninsville, O., m. , and had, 

I. Nelson B.,'^ m. Mariah Milliken ; lias, 

1. Jenny Ann^\ 2. Einma.* 
II. Ann P.,' m. Rev. B. Y. Messenger, r. and d. in Illinois; had 

Mary Ann F.« and Willie." 
III. Eliza L.," m. Halbert E. Paine, rs. Milwaukee, Wis. 



229. 404. John,* Esq., being less than 3 years old at the death of his father, 
went to reside with his uncle Stephen at Acworth until of age, where 
he m. Nov. 19, 1816, Mary Moore, and removed to Keesville, N.Y., 
Feb. 1826, where he now resides. He had, 

I. VVm. Marean,^ Sept. 19, 1817, m. Oct. 6, 1842, Mary C. Ritch, 
rs. Milwaukee, Wis., has Charles,^ and is a forwarding and 
commission merchant. 
II. Mary Grout," Jan. 9, 1819, d. Jan. 17, 1820. 

III. Mary Caroline,^ Feb. 9, 1825, m. Isaac G. Goodrich, a trader, 

rs. Milwaukee. 

IV. Lucy Elizabeth,'' June 18, 1827, d. Aug. 26, 1849. 
V. Martha Augusta,' Sept. 10, 1830, d. April 13, 1835. 

VI. Justinian Holden,' Feb. 12, 1832, d. Jan. 30, 1854. 
VII. Sara Eliza,' Aug. 16, 1833, m. Ezekiel Cutler, A. M., Esq., 
and resides at Anamosa, Iowa. 

VIII. Martha Moriah,' Jan. 2, 1837, m. Dec. 24, 1857, , 

resides at Columbus, Wisconsin. 



232J. 407. Aaron,' Esq., removed in 1833 to Genesee County, Mich., and in 1836 
to Hadley, Lapeer County, where he commenced opening a farm, 
remote from neighbors, schools, or sanctuaries, but was overtaken 
and well accommodated with all these in season to secure good ad- 
vantages to his children ; and he has already received an abundant 
reward for his enterprise, industry and economy. 

He m. June 30, 1834, Mariah Bosworth of Lowville, N. Y., b. 

April 13, 1813, dau. of Dea. Marther B. of Lowville, rs. Hadley ; had, 

I. George VV.,^ Feb. 29, 1836, the first male child born in Genesee, 

m. May 27, 1857, Lydia A. Pierson of Atlas, Mich., b. Dec. 

31, 1836, at Norwich, C. W.; had 

Mary Ella,' May 21, 1859, at Hadley, Mich. 
II. David C* June 6, 1838, at Hadley. 
HI. Morris," Feb. 5, 1844, d. July 29,"l845. 
IV. Mary Jane," July 2, 1846. 

V. Horace Alfred,^ Aug. 20, 1851, d. Jan. 22, 1852. 
VI. Stephen Henry,' July 10, 1853. 

224. 409. Lucius,' m. , rs. Marietta, O.; had, 

I. William,' Sept. 18, 1833, rs. Lafayette, Ind. 
II. Carrie E.,' Jime 27, 1835, rs. Marietta. 

III. Alonzo P.,' March 2, 1837, rs. Worcester, Mass. 

IV. P2(lward G.,' June 21, 1839, rs. Marietta. 

V. Samuel B.,' Sept. 24, 1841, d. Sept. 9, 1842. 
VI. Julia L.,' Oct. 2, 1849. 



244. 415. Elbridge G.,* Esq., established himself in 1832, in Monroe, Michigan, 
as a manufacturer and dealer in furniture, where he has participated 



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III.] BRIGHAM. 175 

in the prosperity of the place, and been called to the offices of super- 
visor, alderman, mayor and city treasurer. He m. March 10, 1840, 
Marv Mitchell, b. March 11, 1816, d. Jan. 25, 1849; and 2d, Mattie 
E. Corbett, b. July 17, 1830, m. Sept. 4, 1850, dau. of Ziba Corbett 
of Palmyra, Michigan, and had, 
I. Mary L.,' Feb. 13, 1841 ; ii. Charlotte E.,^ Nov. 23, 1842. 

III. Edwin,^ Sept. 1, 1846, d. Oct. 21, 1846. 

IV. Emma," March 15, 1848, d. Jan. 25, 1849. 
V. Mattie B.,' Dec. 9, 1855. 

257. 419. Daniel,* Capt., inherited the tannery, and carried it on until he retired. 
He now occupies a part of the original seat of his ancestor Samuel, 
in the enjoyment of a green old age, having borne his share of the 
burdens and responsibilities of town office. He ni. Nancy Gates, 
dau. of William Gates of Marlboro', and b. Oct. 19, 179- ; had, 
1. Henry ,^ Oct. 4, 1810, m. Mary H. Bemis ; 2d, Kate O'Brien, 
rs. Savannah, Ga.; has 

Sarah W.,^ by 1st wife ; Harry H.^ and Mary H.^ by 2d wife. 

II. Dexter G.,^ Sept. 13, 1813, d. unm. Mar. 1, 1852, at Pontiac, Mich. 

III. Dennison,^ May 23, 1816, rs. near and owns the site of the old 

tannery in Marlboro', m. May 3, 1844, Sarah Weeks, fr. 

Waltham, b. Dec. 19, 1819, and had, 

1. George H.,' Feb. 26, 1846 ; 2. Charles D.," Jan. 25, 1848. 
3. Sarah £.,« Nov. 25, 1849 ; 4. Mary B.,' Sept. 8, 1851. 
5. Katie B.,' June 16, 1853 ; 6. Nellie G.," Feb. 13, 1857. 
7. Charlotte W.," Feb. 2, 1859. 
433. IV. Daniel F.,^ May 11, 1822, m. Susan Camfield, from Cambridge, 
resides at Marlboro'; had, 

1. Kate O'Brien,' Aug. 24, 1853. 

2. Wm. Dexter," Feb. 9, 1856 ; 3. Nancy E.,^ Dec. 2, 1858. 

Winslow,6 m. July 27, 1817, Elizabeth Larkin, rs. Marlboro'; had, 
I. Elizabeth G./ June 20, 1817, m. Wallace W. Wetherbee, rs. M. 
II. Ann Fisher,^ Dec. 16, 1821, m. Samuel Boyd, Esq., shoe manu- 
facturer, resides at Marlboro'. 
III. Eugene Winslow,^ Dec. 21, 1833, rs. a merchant in Marlboro'. 



270. 441. Aaron,* Col,, rs. Marlboro', m. Sally Fay ; had, 

I. Maria E.,'' May 27, 1821 ; ii. Abba H.,'' Jan. 23, 1823. 
HI. John W.,^ Sept. 3, 1825 ; iv. Sarah H.,^ July 6, 1829. 
V. Orrey A.,^ April 3, 1833; vi. Aaron A.,'' May 27, 1836. 
VII. Caroline A.,^ Aug. 13, 1838 ; viii. Henry H.,' Aug. 20, 1840. 

277. 452. Ashley,* m. Mary Bigelow, resides at Marlboro'; had, 

I. William E.,^ Nov. 19, 1825 (d.); ii. Lydia,'' May 9, 1828. 
III. Humphrey,^ Jan. 5, 1830 ; iv. Marilla,^ Sept. 1, 1832. 
V. Ashley,^ April 19, 1836 ; vi. Mariette,' July 22, 1839. 

278. 460. Joel,* rs. a trader at Marlboro', m. Lydia S. Dickenson, who d. March 

14, 1854, aged 42 ; had, 
I. Stella Morton,'' Jan. 25, 1836, d. July 1854. 
II. Saflora Holton,^ Sept. 8, 1838. 
III. Julia Porter,^ Aug. 7, 1841. 
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176 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. 

IV. Fanny E./ March 6, 1846. 
V. Henrietta M.,^ Aug. 1, 1848. 

279. 465. William Pitt,* m. April 9, 1835, Lavi-nia Baker, b. Dec. 30, 1815, dau. 
of Dr. John Baker (d.), of Marlboro', rs. a trader at Marlboro'; had, 
I. Herriette A.,^ Jan. 29, 1836, m. Simon H. Howe, rs. Marlboro'. 
II. Henrietta A.,^ also Jan. 29, 1836, m. Freeman Holyoke, rs. M. 

III. Henry A.,^ Aug. 21, 1837; gone to California. 

IV. Helen A.,' Oct. 19, 1839, m. Allen D. Howe, rs. Marlboro'. 
V. William F.,^ April 4, 1842. 

VI. Albert Q.,^ March 12, 1848, d. Sept. 25, 1849. 
VII. Alfred A.,'' (also) March 12, 1848. 
viii. Emma B.,'' Oct. 24, 1849 ; ix. Edwin E.,^ Nov. 15, 1855. 



299. 480. Asa,« Hon., b. Aug. 31, 1788. Bereft of his mother at the age of 
9 years, and of his father at the age of 14 years, he was appren- 
ticed to his uncle Roger Phelps to learn the tailor's trade. After 
serving Mr. Phelps faithfully, he carried on the business by himself 
at Lunenburg and vicinity, where he received the commission of 
Major in the militia. In 1816 he was burnt out, which so em- 
barrassed his pecuniary affairs as to induce him to remove to Ale.x- 
andria. La. Here lie remained for some years. But after Stephen 
F. Austin had obtained leave of the Mexican government to settle in 
Texas, Major Brigham went to that country, and in 1831 removed 
his family thither. In the war that ensued between Texas and Mex- 
ico, he took an active part, and served as commissary to the army. 
He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Texan Independence, 
and early became Treasurer of the Republic. This office he held 
until his death, which occurred prior to the annexation of Texas to 
the. United States. The following obituary of him is from a Texan 
newspaper : — 

Died, — At his residence in Washington, after a long and painful 
illness, on the 3d of July, 1844, Major Asa Brigham, in the 56th 
year of his age. Few men of such unimposing bearing, and modest 
unpretending demeanor, ever filled a larger share of public confi- 
dence than the excellent subject of this notice. Holding the keys 
of the Treasury of the Republic almost from its commencement, 
we presume no man can be found who would dare question his 
integrity. As a private citizen, in all the relations of friend, neigh- 
bor, relative, husband, and father, his life is beyond reproach — 
most happily illustrating tiic fact, that "An honest man's the noblest 
work of God." 

" Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit 
unto God who gave it." 

]^ust unto (lust, earth wc to earth resign, 
Hilt memory hiils ns tVom tlie |>all turn back 
ITjiou tlic hushand, father, hrollier, friend. 
All these was he whose loss we now deplore. 
Within tlu' cireh* of domestie life, 
And ill those walks wiiere itiilijic duty called, 
He moved respected ami hidovcd. 

Major Brigham m. at Framingham, Mass., Rebecca Babcock, 

1809, who (1. 1N33, at Brazoria Comity, Texas; and 2d, Ann 

now Mrs. Ann Walker, of y\iistin, Texas, and liad. 



III.] BRIGHAM. 177 

I. Adda/ who d. 1833, at Brazoria County, Texas, m. and had a 

daughter, now the wife of Judge Hancock of Austin, Texas. 
II. Samuel,'' b. 1814, and now resides at Matagorda, Texas. 
III. Benjamin,^ b. April 21, 1815, and slain in the battle of St. Jacinto, 
on his 21st birth-day. 



300. 482. Susanna,* b. April 12, 1790, m. Stephen Howe, r. Marlboro'; had, 
I. Nathan,^ June 5, 1809 ; ii. Mary L.,'' May 7, 1812. 
in. Elbridge,^ Esq., Nov. 15, 1816, rs. Marlboro'. 
IV. Benjamin S.,'' Dec. 12, 1823. 
V. Alfred G.,^ July 8, 1825. 



301. 488. Sally,' b. June 5, 1792, m. Rufus Bruce ; had 
Rufus L.,^ resides at New Orleans. 



302. 490. Mary,* b. 1794, m. Amory Howe, r. New York ; had 12 children, 

several of whom are in the learned professions. 

303. 491. Abigail,* b. Aug. 2, 1796, m. Benjamin W. Allen, r. Amherst; had, 

I. Benjamin VV."; ii. Susan''; in. Mary^; iv. Lewis^; v. James.'' 

260. 492. William,* m. 1816, Sophia Sawyer, b. June 19, 1797, rs. Dracut ; had, 
I. Sophia A.,' Oct. 9, 1816, d. Feb. 28, 1843, m. Edward Taylor, 

r. Lawrence. 
II. William F.,' March 18, 1819, m. June 22, 1843, Jane Pike, b. 
Dec. 1, 1822, rs. Lowell ; has 
Lodla /.,« b. Jan. 28, 1846. 

III. Charlotte M.,' March 23, 1822, m. July 4, 1847, George T. 

Whitney, rs. Dracut. 

IV. George A.,^ Jan. 11, 1830, rs. Lowell, Mass. 

195. 497. Artemas Ward,* m. Feb. 5, 1814, Sophia Phelps of Chatham, N. Y., 
rs. Westmoreland, Oneida County, N. Y.; had, 
I. Origin S.,'' March 15, 1815, d. Dec. 24, 1850, m. Sept. 1842, 
Frances E. Waterman of Troy, N. Y.; had 
Adaline F.,« May 20, 1846, at Troy. 
II. Austin P.,' Sept. 18, 1819, d. May 3, 1822, at Westmoreland. 
III. Edwin W.,^ Feb. 4, 1825, m. Dec. 14, 1845, Louisa Halbert of 
Yates County, N. Y.; had, 

1. Fannie S.," Nov. 10, 1846; 2. Ellen L.,"- Nov. 13, 1850 
3. Origen 5.,' Nov. 8, 1853. 

231. 500. Nancy,* m. March 27. 1834, Jacob Swart, b. Nov. 16, 1809, at 
Charlton, Saratoga County, N. Y.; had, 
I. William,^ June 8, 1835, at Glennville, Schenectady Co., N. Y. 
II. Maria,' May 24, 1837, at Glennville, m. Feb. 25, 1859, John T. 
Hartwell,'b. June, 1839, at Denmark, N. Y. 

III. Sarah Ann,' Sept. 15, 1839, at Hadlcy, Mich., d. Oct. 16, 1841. 

IV. Emeline,' Sept. 20, 1841, at Hadley. 
V. Stephen,^ Oct. 16, 1845, at Hadley. 

VI. Ira,' Sept. 29, 1848, at Hadley. 
VII. George,' Nov. 22, 1850, d. Oct. 7, 1855. 



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232. 506. John,* m. Nov. 21, 1838, Eliza S. , b. Sept. 12, 1809, at Sem- 

pronius, N. Y.; had, 
I. Aaron G.,^ May 12, 1840 ; ii. John,' Jun., Aug. 29, 1842. 

III. Eliza Jane,^ Sept. 4, 1845, d. Oct. 21, 1847. 

IV. Samuel,'' Dec. 2, 1850. 

V. Charles,' Sept. 29, 1853, d. Aug. 29, 1854. 
All at Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan. 



327. 509. Charles,^ Col., m. Anna E. Brigham, dau. of Capt. Pierpont Brigham 
of Westboro', rs. at Grafton, a farmer, on a tract of his ancestor's 
domain, is often engaged in surveying land, settling estates, writing 
wills, deeds, &c., and in doing town business. He had, 
I. Josephine Maria,' Aug. 1, 1827, d. Nov. 16, 1853. 
II. Ellen Augusta,' June 25, 1829, d. Feb. 4, 1832. 

III. Charles Pierpont,"? July 10, 1831, d. Feb. 13, 1832. 

IV. Sarah Prentice,' Jan. 22, 1833. 

V. Annah Eliza,' March 6, 1835, m. June 1, 1859, J. H. Wood, 

merchant, I'esides at Grafton. 
VI. Susan Balis,' May 24, 1837. 
vn. Augusta Louisa,' Feb. 7, 1841. 
VIII. Mary E.,' Oct. 31, 1844. 



329. 510. William,* Esq., A. M., fitted for College at Leicester Academy, grad* 
uated at Harvard University, 1829 ; read law with George Morey, 
Esq. of Boston ; was admitted to the Suffolk Bar, 1832, and subse- 
quently to that of the Supreme Court of the United States. He set- 
tled in Boston as a lawyer, where he has devoted himself mainly to his 
profession, and attained to uncommon eminence as a counsellor and 
advocate. In the arena of party politics his name has been occa- 
sionally entered. In the years 1834, 1835, 1836, 1841, 1849, he 
represented Boston in the General Court, and in 1856 he was a 
member of the United States Republican Convention at Philadelphia. 
In the community of letters Mr. Brigham is more advantageously 
known. At the Centennial Anniversary of Grafton, April 29, 1835, 
he gave the Address, which was published. This is a thorough 
production of the kind, much valued by antiquarians, and contains 
an embodiment of early history, of which few young men of his age, 
at the delivery, are possessed. The Review of Young's Chronicles 
of the Pilgrims, in the Christian Examiner for 1845, and the Review 
of the Legislation of Plymouth Colony, in the North American Re- 
view for 1840, are ascertained to have been from his pen. In 1836 
he accepted an appointment from Gov. Everett to compile the Laws 
of Plymouth Colony, in the execution of which he contributed a val- 
uable addition to our historical literature. 

These, and other fruits of his antiquarian and historic research, 
established liis claims, and in 1S53 he was chosen one of the very 
select members of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Mr. Brigham inherits the ancient homestead of his sires in Grafton, 
which he makes his summer residence, and the place of his agri- 
cultural improvements, combining the useful with the ornamental. 
The interest which he has taken in such improvements, connected 
with his skill as a writer and his power as a popular speaker, has 
created a demand among Agricultural Societies for his Addresses ; 




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and those delivered by him before the Worcester County Agricultural 
Society and the Agricultural Society of Westboro', in 1855 and 1859, 
have been liighly commended. 

Mr. Brigham m. June 11, 1840, Margaret Austin Brooks, b. July 
6, 1817, dau. of Isaac Brooks, Esq. (d.), by wife Mary Austin of 
Charlestown, and grand-daughter of Thomas Brooks, by wife Mercy 
Tufts, and gr.-grd.-dau. of Samuel Brooks, by wife Mary Boutwell, 
and gr.-gr.-grd.-dau. of Samuel Brooks, by wife Sarah Boylston of 
Medford, and gr. -gr.-gr.-grd.-dau. of Caleb Brooks, from Concord to 
Medford, and gr,-gr.-gr. -gr.-grd.-dau. of Thomas Brooks, pr. from 
Suffolk County, England, to VVatertown, 1630. Mr. Brigham had, 
I. William Tufts,' b. May 24, 1841, now of the Soph. Class H. U. 
II. Charles Brooks,^ b. Jan. 17, 1"845, now mem. of Bost. Latin Sch. 

III. Edward Austin,' b Feb. 23, 1846, now member of ditto. 

IV. Mary Brooks,' b. Dec. 26, 1851. 
V. Arthur Austin,^ b. June 8, 1857. 



331. 516. Hannah,* m. Aug, 21, 1849, for a 3d wife, Rev. Stillman Pratt, son 
of Dea. Benjamin and Mary S. Pratt of Reading, wlio was b. at 
Reading, April 24, 1804, prepared for College at Phillips Academy, 
graduated at the Theological Seminary in Andover, was licensed by 
the Andover Association, was pastor of the Orthodox Congregational 
Church in Orleans 4^ years, stated supply 6 months at Eastham, 
preached 9 years to the Congregational Church in South Adams, 
3 years to the Congregational Church in Melrose, was pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Carver 3 years, published the Mother's 
Assistant 2 years, and the Middleboro' Gazette 2 years. Under his 
ministry no less than 161 persons joined the several churches above 
named, and, at South Adams and Melrose, churches were organized 
and meeting-houses built. He still continues his labors in the pulpits 
near Middleboro', where he resides, as editor. 

Of his various works, published by the Massachusetts Sunday 
School Society, are "The Two Samuels, The Glory and Downfall of 
Edom, The Traitor, and the Wrecked Sailor Boy." 

He also wrote and published The Life of Col. John Charles 
Fremont, Biographical Catalogue of the Class that graduated at 
Andover Theological Seminary, 1831, and Bible Questions for 
Young Children, which last has passed a second edition. By his 1st 
wife, Eleanor M. Dickenson, from Amherst, m. May 7, 1835, he had, 
I. Mary S.,' b. Dec. 20, 1835. 
II. Betsey D.,' b. also Dec. 20, 1835. 

III. Stillman B.,' b. Nov. 24, 1836. 

IV. Ransom D.,' b. July 23, 1838. 

By 2d wife, Mary Richardson from Stoneham, m. March 22, 

1841, he had, 

V. Thomas S.,' b. Sept. 24, 1842. 

VI. Sarah E.,^ b. July 21, 1845. 

And by his present wife, Hannah Brigham, he has, 
VII. Susan .K,^ b. Aug. 31, 1850. 
VIII. Mary B.,^ b. Dec. 20, 1851. 

IX. Lucy B.,^ b. Feb. 8, 1853. 

X. Hannah M.,' July 8, 1854. 

XI. Charles B.,' Sept. 21, 1855. 



180 BRIGHAM. [CHAPT. III. 

XII. Homer B.," Sept. 7, 1856. 
XIII. Helen L./ March 22, 1858. 



333. 517. Maria Caroline,^ m. for a 2d wife, May 9, 1847, William Trowbridge 
Mcrrifield, b. April 10, 1807, son of Alpheus and Mary (Trowbridge) 
Merrifield of Worcester, wlio m. for his 1st wife, April 30, 1830, 
Margaret Brigham,^ who d. March 17, 1846, dau. of Jabez Brigham,* 
(Chapt. I., No, 731 ;) rs. Worcester. He had, by 1st wife, 
I. Ann Brigham,^ Nov. 6, 1831, d. May 30, 1854. 
II. Caroline Amelia,' Jan. 2, 1834, d. June 11, 1858, m. May 20, 

1857, Rev. Edward W. French of Bergen, N. J. 
III. William Frederic," Aug. 30, 1837. 
V. Henry Kingsbury," July 21, 1840. 

V. Charles Brigham,^ (by 2d wife,) b. May 9, 1851, d. May 17, 1851. 
VI. Andrew Lucian,^ Dec. 3, 1852, d. Aug. 26, 1853. 
VII. Maria Josephine,'' July 9, 1854. 
VIII. Harriet,'' Oct. 22, 1856. 
IX. Anna A.,'' Oct. 7, 1858, d. Sept. 24, 1859. 



P. S. The foregoing Genealogy is unavoidably incomplete for want of com- 
plete returns; and, like the first edition of every similar work issued in this 
country, doubtless contains inaccuracies. But these it is believed will not in a 
single instance mar the correctness of the tracing or the general truthfulness of 
the historical notes, things of principal importance in such compilations. 

All errors and defects it is now proposed to remedy by preparing a Supplement, 
to issue in fly leaves to 100 subscribers, to be pasted into their copies (as they 
may be neatly and substantially done at the end) and bound with the remaining 
500 copies of the entire edition, which will be retained for the present in sheets, 
before other subscribers can be furnished. This arrangement is adopted to ob- 
tain and insert all such corrections, emendations and additions as 100 subscribers 
of the different branches shall, after examining their copies, report to me at Bos- 
ton. Now is the time to render the work accurate and complete : and if cor- 
respondents will promptly aid, and send me the addresses of any Brighams not 
referred to in the Index of Residences, I may succeed in finding the lost branch- 
es, and in furnishing a full Register of all the Brighams descended from Thomas 
Brigham the Puritan. This is desirable. More interesting facts, than any here 
given, may be obtained, and materials accumulated for another edition, which 
the race of a future age may demand, and peruse with more profit and pleasure. 
Let us then continue our preparations ; for the demand will come, if the Brig- 
hams cling to the religion of their fathers to which they are so indebted, and 
preserve tlie respectability and nobleness legible in every generation down to 
the present. 

ABNER MORSE. 
Boston, Mass.., November 21, 1859. 



SUPPLEMENT. 

Ch. I. No. 508. Thomas J. Brigham,'' b. Aug. 14, 1805, at Waterford, Mc, m. 
April 21, 1831, Eliza A. Cowden of Boston, rs. Boston ; had, 
I. James H.," Feb. 21, 1832. 
II. Thomas D.,* March 24, 1634. 

III. Eliza A.,' June 23, 1836, m. Hosea Tarbell, rs. Boston ; had 

Ann 5.,' May 4, 1859. 

IV. Nahum G.," July 30, 1837, d. in Boston, May 7, 1840. 
V. Levi L.,' Feb. 13, 1841. 

VI. Mary F.,* Aug. 28, 1845. 
VII. Andrew B.,« April 29, 1847, d. in Boston, Dec. 26, 1847. 

Ch. III. No. 210. John Brigham,* r. first at Alstead,and next at Acworth,N. H., 
where he d. April 2, 1841, aged 82 yrs. 4 mo. He m. Lydia Howe from 
Princeton, and had, 

I. Joel,* Jan. 10, 1790, d. Sept. 2, 1795. 
II. Rufus,* June 29, 1791, m. Feb. 24, 1814, Elizabeth Duncan, and had, 

1. Harvey D.,' May 23, 1815, m. Nov. 4, 1845, Mary L. Ulrich, 

rs. s. p. Pana, 111. 

2. Elizabeth A.,' March 18, 1819, m. Sept. 11, 1849, Daniel A. 

Ryder, rs. Acworth ; had Herbert D.,» Nov. 12, 1850 ; Ida E.," 
Aug. 7, 1852 ; Clarence D.," Feb. 9, '55 ; Helen M.,« Feb. 17,'57. 

3. Marinda,'' March 3, 1824, died October 25, 1836. 

4. Martha L.,^ Jan. 23, 1F31, m. June 8, 1854, David Anderson, rs. 

Acworth; hud Murv E.,« Nov. 9, 1855; Walter H.,» Nov. 7, 
1857, d. May 13, 1859. 
III. John,« April 21, 1793, m. July 22, 1835, Eunice H. Clark, rs. Worcester, 
Vt.; had, 1. Lydia,'' June 7, 1836; 2. Susan,'' Aug. 25, 1838; 3. 
George W.,' Dec. 25, 1840; 4. Silas H.,' May 17, 1843; 5. Mar- 
shall R.,' June 1, 1846. 
IV. Lucy,* Aug. 6, 1795, m. Dec. 12, 1821, Jared Beckwith, rs. Pana, Chris- 
tian County, 111.; had, 1. Williatn,'' Oct. 14, 1822; 2. Joel,' June 17, 
1824; 3. ^Silas H.,' March 7, 1829, d. Jan. 7, 1853; 4. Milon S./ 
June 6, 1830 ; 5. Lydia A.,'' Nov. 26, 1831. 
V. Polly,* Sept. 16, 1797, m. April 10, 1817, Samuel McKeen, r. Acw.; had, 

1. Polly,' March 29, 1818, m. April 28, 1841, Lewis Beckwith, who 

d. Jan. 22, 1845 ; and 2d, Henry C. Stickney, June 19, 1847, 
rs. Troy, N. H.; had Henry Beckwith," Sept. 10, .1842, d. Sept. 
17, 1859 ; Augustine VV. Stickney," April 27, 1848 ; Albert"; 
Mary"; Charles," and two others." 

2. Sajiiuel,'' May 7, 1820, m. Nov. 2, 1840, Clarissa Spencer, rs. 

Acworth ; has Martha Ellen." 

3. Jolm,' March 13, 1822, m. Dec. 22, 1842, rs. Acworth ; has John 

G.," Lyman A.," and Dean W." 

4. Lydia,' Aug. 4, 1824, d. June 20, 1855, m. Nov. 2, 1844, Frelon 

Hemphill, r. Acworth ; had, 1. Kathlun M.,' Oct. 20, 1845; 2. 
Eugene F.," Nov. 13, 1847 ; 3. Ashton G.,» Sept. 17, 1849 ; 4. 
Julian A.," Aug. 17, 1853, d. April 25, 1854. 

5. Martha E.,' Feb. 21, 1828, m. June 28, 1849, Charles Ward, 

who died ; and 2d, Hubbard Way, Dec. 2, 1852, rs. Lempster, 
N. H.; had Etta Ward," April 21,'l850 ; Emma Way," Sept. '53. 

6. Jonathan L.,' Feb. 21, 1835, m. May 17,1859, Jenett George, rs. A. 

7. Catherine S.,' August 14, 1839. 



182 BRIGHAM. 

VI. Matilda,* June 12, 1800, m. Martin Mason, Dec. 10, 1819, rs. s. p. at 

Mori.town, Vt. 
VII. Silas,6 July 22, 1802, m. Jan. 4, 1834, Sarah Manchester, r. not reported ; 
had, 1. Sarah E.,' Sept. 1, 1839, d. Jan. 14, 1845; 2. Charles W.,' 
April 6, 1841 ; 3. Beriah W.,' June 2, 1843 ; 4. He7iry W. R.^ 
June 14, 1846. 
VIII. Lydia,« Aug. 21, 1804, d. April 13, 1828, s. p. m. June 12, 1826, Henry 
McClure, r. Moretovvn. 
IX. Betsev,* Oct. 30, 1808, m. Dec. 30, 1833, Aimer Wetherbee ; had, 
i. Mary M.,' June 20, 1836 ; 2. Angeline A.,' July 8, 1839. 
3. Lydia M.,' Sept. 14, 1844. 



Ch. III. No. 214. IV. 2. Lestina Amanda,'' m. Oct. 23, 1855, David Smith Ware, 
b. at Gilsum, N. H., Oct. 25, 1828, rs. Montgomery County, 111.; had, 

1. John Ware,' Jan. 7, 1857; 2. Arthur Ware,' Nov. 18, 1858. 



Ch. I. No. 765. III. Laura Brigham,'' b. Oct. 13, 1800, m. July 8, 1825, Luman 
McClintock, b. May 2, 1803, rs. Manchester, N. H.; had, 
I. Charlotte Jane," June 23, 1826, m. June 18, 1848, Henry H. Summers, 
rs. Manchester, N. H., had Liwian H.,^ May 11, 1849; Caroline H.* 
Oct. 28, 1851 ; Clarence H.,^ b. also Oct. 28, 1851, d. June 3, 1858 ; 
Freddie E.,' Feb. 7, 1854 ; Charlotte A.,' Aug. 29, 1857. 
II. Elizabeth,* April 2, 1829. 

III. Caroline,' May 11, 1833. 

IV. William G.,« Jan. 27, 1838, m. Dec. 4, 1858, Elizabeth M. Davis, rs. 

Manchester. 
V. Luman B.,* July 29, 1844, rs. a printer at Manchester, N. H. 



Ch. I. No. 17. Jonathan Brigham,' commonly called the " Indian Warrior," was 
one day approached by an Indian while chopping in the woods ; and as he 
saw the savage preparing to level at him, he seized his own musket, stepped 
forward in full view, and drew upon him, exclaiming as he did so, " shoot 
straight, you dog." Both fired at the same moment, when the Indian 
dropped his gun, and, giving a tremendous whoop, bounded high into the 
air, and fell dead. His bullet passed close to the ear ot Jonathan, who 
escaped unhurt. 



Ch. I. No. 79. Joel Brigham'* kept a public house in Marlborough for more than 
50 years, had extensive land and business connections, and sustained a con- 
siderable loss in Continental money. He was a noted whig. About 1783, 
after the death of his wife, he removed, with his sons, to Madison, N. Y., 
where he died about 1800. 



Ch. I. 248. William* removed about 1796, from Marlboro' to Tunbridge, Vt. 



Ch. I. No. 79. III. Zcrviah,* m. Maynard, r. Worcester, where she died 

and ho married a second wife. 



Ch. I. No. 81. Joel* was a commissary in the army of the Revolution, m. Katee 

Howo, (iau. of Col. IIowo, and about 1783 removed to Madison, N. Y., but 

died about 1810, at New .Marlboro'. He had, 

I. Tiiankful and two sons. 



GRADUATES. 

Ch. I. No. 136. Benjamin Brigham, Har. Col. 1764.* 

Ch. I. No. 290. Elijah Brigham, Dar. Col. 1778. 

Ch. I. No. 465. Moses Brigham, Dar. Col. 1778. 

Ch. I. No. 313. Eli Brigham, Dar. Col. 1778. 

Ch. III. No. 121. Samuel Brigham, Dar. Col. 1779. 

Ch. [. No. 477. Joseph Brigliam, Dar. Col. 1788.t 

Ch. I. No. 442. Paul Brigham, Dar. Col. 1806.t 

Ch. I. No. 277. David Brigham, Yale Col. 1810. 

Ch. I. No. 714. David Brigham, Union Col. 1818. 

Ch. I. No. 747. Benjamin Brigham, Har. Uni. 182.'j. 

From Sudbury. Alanson Brigham,? Har. Uni. 1826. 

Ch. III. No. 510. William Brigham, Har. I'lii. 1829. 

Ch. I. No. 810. I. Charles Henry Brigham, Har. Uiii. 1839. 

Ch. i. No. 573. Lincoln Flagg Brigham, Dar. Col. 1842. 

Levi Brigham,? Dar. Cul. 1843. 

Ch. I. No. 277. I.Jerome Ripley Brigham, Amh. Col. 1845. 

Ch. I. No. 732. 1. Chas. Augustus Brigham, grd. Wesl. Univ. 

Ch. I. No. 738. Levi Brigham, grd. Wms. Col. 

Ch. I. No. 739. Willard Brigham, grd. Wms. Col. 

* Found since the forcgointr wus printed, 
t Received Honorarv A. M. 



INDEX TO RESIDENCES. 



Abington, 170 

Acwor^h, N H., 165, 181 
Aim .ml, .; E , hi'Z 

-Mi.iniiJ. N Y, 137 

AlM./^,((. N 11 .159.166 1.^1 
\.i,l..i>t, A U , 160, li,(J, 
177 
Aiiaiiujsa, lo., 174 

Ann Arl».r, Aiich., 124 

Aslil)uruhaui, 111 

A,-.hlai,d, 164 

Ashhy, 146 

Ashfieia, 136 

Athol, 143 

Auburn, N. Y., 163 

Auburn, Kan., 17U 

Augu>ta, Onei. Co., 

N Y., 102 

Aurora, N. Y., 125 

Bakfrsfield, Vt., 112,130, 
131, 158, 162 
Baltimore, Md., 114,128 
Barre, 108, 131, 158, 162, 
163, 172 
Bath, N. Y., 140, 141 

Bergen, N. J., I(j4 

Berrien, Mich., 148 

Beverly, , 166 

BerUn, 112, 113, 120, 124, 
126, 147, 161 
Binghampton, N. Y., 169 
Blue Mounds, W'ia., Ill) 
Blooaiington, 111., 137 

Bolton, 170 

Boxboro', 169 

Bojlt^tou, 114, 128,142, 147. 
161, 162 
Boston. 114, 115, 118, 119, 
120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 
133, 134, 135, 137.--138, 
142, 143, 147, 162, 163 
167, 169, 172, 179, 181 
Brazoria Co., Texas, 177 
Brookfield, 100, 108, 1(19, 
112, 127 
Brownington, Vt., 167,168 
Brownville, N Y., 16 

Brookbn, N. Y., 135,146 
Bridgewater, 133 

Bridgetown, Me , 124, 169 
Buffalo, N. Y., 125 

Canaan, Ot , lti4 

California, 109, lilt 

Cambridge, 120, 121, 122. i 
149, 162, 168 
Charlestown, 111 

Chatham, N Y., 159, 164 : 
Chenango Co., N. Y , 116 
Chicopee, 131, 13.i, 147 I 

Chiciigo, 111., 141 ! 

Chester, 142 

CheHter, To , 143 

CaelHea, 162, 163, lt!9 

Clnoiiinati , 120 

Clinton. 124, 135, 159, 166 
Clinton, N. V , 147, 164 
Columbus, Wis , 174 

Coventry, Ct , 103,116, 117. 
140 
Cononrd, 172 

Coldwater, Mich., 125 

Cooperstown. N. Y., 158 
Courtland, N. Y., 148 

Davenport, lo., 148 

Dayton, O., 113 

Delaw.ire, C W., 117, 118 
Denmurk, N Y., 114 

Derby, Vt, 167,168 

Dickenson. N. Y., 131 

Rorchester, 114, 171, 1^2 
Dov.r. 172 



Erie, Mich., 168 

Fairfield, Vt., 162 

Karuliani, 0. E , 131 

Felco.iville, 136,146,158, 
170 
Fnctl.urg, 136. 137,147, 
168 
Fitzwilliani,N.U.,102, 103, 

110, 147 
Flint, Mich., 125 

Fort Kdward, N. Y., 131 
Franklin, M. 11., 136 

Frankfort, N. Y., 158 

Franiiugham, 119, 127 

Gerry, 118 

Gilsum. N. H., 166 

tiilmanton, N. H., 117 

Gloucester. 147 

Grafcon. 106, 117, 119, 122, 
123, 124, 138, 157, 161, 

171, 178 
Greenwich, 143 

Groton, 168 

Guildhall, Vt., 158 

lladley, Mich., 167, 174, 178 
ilanimonton, N. J., 170 
Harvard, 169 

Uartwick, N. Y., 102, 147 
Hanover, N. H., 
llarp.fwell. Me., 
Hartford, Ct . 
Ila8.senberg, Ct., 
Hebron, 111., 
Henderson, N. Y., 
Ilill.-boro', 111., 
llolli.ston, 
llopkinton, 
Hubbardston, 
Jamesville, N. Y , 
JaftVey,N.H., 102, 104,163 
Keene, N. H., 165 

Keesville, N. Y., 130, 174 
Kenawha Co , Va., 166 
Keokuk, lo,. 109 

Lancaster, 96, 112, 115. 158, 

162, 170 
Lawrence, 
Lafayette, Ind,, 
Leicester, 
Leuipster, N. H., 
Leominster, 
Le.xington, 
Lexington, Mich., 
Littleton, 



Dracut, 
Dr. den N. Y., 
Dunsiable, N.H., 
East Andover, Mu., 
Eaton, N. Y., 
EnoRburKli, Vt , 



168,17 



147 
113 
los 
lti3 
181 



11' 
139 
165 
93 
130 
165 
165 
136 
118, 164 
167 
109 



121, 177 

135, 174 

120 

181 

166 

110, 124 

141 

121 

Lowell, 121, 106, 169, 177 

LowvMle, N. Y., 167 

Lunenburg, 176 

Lynn, 169 

Machias, Me , 171 

Madrid, N. Y., 148 

Madison Co., N. Y., 100 

Madi.-on, N.Y., 182 

Madi.son, Wis., 110 

Malone, N. Y., 161 

Manchester, N. II ,139,140, 

165, lt)6, 182 

\Ian.sfleld, Ct., 97. 103, 115. 

116.117.140 

Marlboro', 95. it6, 97. 98 99, 

102, 103, 105, lot), 107, 

112, 113 114.115. 117, 

118, 120, 124, 125, 126, 

136, 137, 141, 144. 145, 

153, 154, 135, 157, 158, 

159, 160, 162, 163, 164, 

168, 169, 170, 173, 175, 

177 

Miirblelumd, KM) 

Marlett.i.O. 166,174 

Marshall, Mich., 168 

Mason City, Va , 166 

Mntigorda, Texas, 177 

Mavville, N. Y., ](V8 

Medwav, 120 

.Ml.ldleboro", 179 

Middlesex, Vt., 116 

Milford, 111, 120 

Milton, Vt , 102, 112, 148 



Milwaukee, Wis., 110, 174 
Millbury, 135, 138 

MonsoD, 171 

Moretown, Vt., 182 

Monipelier, Vt , 105 

Montgi.uiery Co., Ill , 182 
Mount Hol^oke, 120 

.Monroe, Mich , 125,168,174 
.Morristown, Vt., 131 

Natick, 120 

Nashua, N H , 168 

Nashville, Tenn., 170 

New York, 109, 114, 115, 

121, 127, 144, 164, 171. 
177 
New Marlboro', 115, 157. 
159, 164, 182 
New Salem, 115 

New Bedford, 123 

New Braiutree, 136 

New Orleans, 137, 177 

Newport, Me , 139 

Newton, 122, 144 

Niles, Mich., 148 

Northboro', 100, 101, 107, 

108, 111, 112. 113, 114. 

115, 117, 120, 122, 126, 

127, 128, 147, 151, 153, 
169 
Northampton, 117 

Northfield, 118 

North Brookfield, 130, 131, 
172 
Northbridge, 142 

Norwich, Vt., 103, 116, 138, 
139, 149 
Ogden, N Y., 134 

Ogden, Kan., 12ii 

Orange, N. J., 146 

Otsego Co , N. Y., 103 

Oxford, 107 

Palmer, 170 

Pana, 111., 181 

Paris, N, Y., 102,153 

Parma. N. Y., 135 

Painsville, 0., 164, 174 
Pelham,? 119 

Petersham, 158, 162, 163 
Philadelphia, 109, 173 

Phillipston, 110 

PhilUpsburgh, C. E., 125 
Pipestone, Mich., 148 

Pittsburgh, N. U., 126 

Plymouth, 119 

Plymouth, N. IL, 163 

Pre,scott, 108, 109, 127 

Princeton, 136, 155, 159, 
166, 167 
Providence, R. I., 115 

Putnam, Ct., 1.38 

Quincy, 128, 130, 172 

iiandolph, 131 

Kavenna, , 125 

Itaymond, Me., 124 

Kichinond, N II., 144 

llichford, N. Y., 109 

lUdgeway, N. Y., 139 

Kludge, N. II., 121 

Kochester, N. Y., Itil 

Itochester, Miu. lt!7 

Rockville, Ct., ' 116 

Koyal-ton, 124 

Home, N. Y., 134 

House's Point, N. Y., 172 
Hoxburv, 120, 122 

Rutland, 152, lf>3 

Rutland, Vt., 165 

Rutland, NY., 114 

San Francisco, 118. 119 
Siiuk 1^1., Wis , 109 

Saint Albans, 105. 112, VJj"), 
126, 131,148 
Snint Louis, Mo., 127, lf.9 
Saugus. 136 

Saxonville, 120, It'x? 

Schoharie Ce., N. Y., 104, 
169 
Sharon, Vt., UV3 



Sheffield, 0., 165 

Shrewsbury, 100, 102, 109, 
110, 114, 124, 125. 133, 
137, 161, 1^ 
Shutesbu-^y, 119 

Sidney, Iowa, 141 

touth Uadley, 171 

Southboro', 98, 104. 105, 
118, 120. 121.122,124, 
127, 144, 146, 156. 157, 
158, 162, 169 
Springfield, 119, 127, 130, 
136 
Spencer, 112, 128 

Spencerport, N. Y., 134, 135 
Stafford, N. Y., 149 

Sterling, 105, 117, 142, 158 
Stoneham, 126 

Stow, 136, 169 

Sturbridge, 127 

Sudbury, 151,152,153 

Sutton, 104, 117, 141, 142 
Syracuse, 106. 159 

Templeton, 118, 144 

Tewksbury, 144 

Tolland, Ct., 116 

Toledo, 0., 117, 126, 134 
Troy, N. H., 102, 181 

Trov, N. Y., 121, 124 
Tunbridge, Vt., 182 

Utica, N. Y., 102, 114, 165 
Uxbridge, 142 

Vernon, N. Y., 114, 159, 164 
Vernon, Ct., 117 

Verona, Wis., 167 

Vienna, Oneida Co.,N. Y., 

134 

Waddington, N. Y., 14« 

Waltham, 163 

Warwick, 160 

Waterford, Me., 118 

Waterford, 0., 166 

Watertown, 93, 120 

Watertown, N. Y , 102, 153 

Watertown, Min., 131 

Wardsboro', Vt., 104, 120 

Ware, 130 

Warren, 112, 127, 130 

Washington, O., 134 

Washington, D. 0., 126, 171 

Washington, Texas, 176 

Wavne, Me., 139 

WaVland, 169 

Wendell, 106 

Wells River, Vt., 139 

Westville. N. Y., 14? 

Westmoreland, N. T., 114. 

164, 17/ 

Wesfbrook, Me., 169 

West Brookfield, 108, 109 

West Medway, 115 

West Boylston, 108, 114 

Westminster, 134 

Weslflild. 181, 142 

Weather^fleld, Vt., 115 

Whitestown, N. Y., 166 

Wiilington, Ct., 116 

Wilmintrton, Vt., 143 

Whitingham, Vt.. 105. 118, 

142. 143 144 

Westboro'. 97. llX). 101, 

102, 1(W. 104. 105, 106, 

111. 113, 114, ll.'J, 117, 

lis, 119, 120, 121, 133, 

134, 137, 138, 142, 147, 

171 

Wobum, 122, 127 

Woodstock, Ct., 115 

Worcester. 110, 112, 114, 

122, 128. 131, 135, 136, 

137, 141. 142, 158, lt'>6, 

170, 171, 172, 174. 180, 

181, 182 

Yarmouth, C W., 124 

York .Mills, Oneida Co., 

N. T., 148 



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