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GENEALOGY 



OF THE 



BRECK FAMILY 



DESCENDED FROM 



EDWARD of DORCHESTER 

AND HIS BROTHERS IN AMERICA; 



WITH AN 




APPENDIX 

OF ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MATTER, OBIT- 
UARY NOTICES, LETTERS, ETC., AND ARMORIAL BEARINGS J 



AND A 



COMPLETE INDEX. 



BY 



SAMUEL BRECK, U. S. A. 



OMAHA 

Ref.s Printing Company 

1889 

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1889, by 

SAMUEL BRECK, U. S. A., 
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. 



EI.ECTROTVPED AND PRINTED BY 

REES PRINTING COMPANY, 

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PREFACE. 

Veneration for an honorable ancestry is closely akin to 
religious feeling, and ought to give to life's ambitions the 
same character of aspirations, for the good, the true, the 
noble and the pure; for true manhood and true womanhood; 
for a truly worthy and honorable place in the world. The 
hope that this record may have something of such an influ- 
ence upon those of our blood to whom it may come has been 
to me a strong incentive for its preparation and publication. 
I take the liberty of reminding those who feel no interest in 
their ancestry that they may reasonably expect the same 
indifference from their descendants, if they have any. Can 
they look upon that prospect without regret ? Do they not 
lose a strong incentive to an honorable career when they 
fail to recognize their obligation, not only to their descend- 
ants, but also to their progenitors, to transmit without stain 
the name they have received in honor ? 

My original design was not to publish this book until 
entirely complete, but as the size of the manuscript increased 
the dread came that something might occur to damage or 
destroy it, and thus defeat the object for which so much time 
and labor had been spent. It was therefore decided to pub- 
lish it now, and later, from time to time, as I can accumulate 
sufficient additional data, to publish a supplement which 
can be bound with this book. 

It is regretted that efforts in obtaining particulars of the 
Sherborn Branch were not more successful. Comparatively 
few of that branch have shown much interest in the book. 
It is hoped they will furnish data to complete the work in 
the supplement, and all are requested to do so. 

The illustrations (portraits) are from drawings made by 
the well known artist and expert in such pictui-es, Mr. 
Jacques Reich, No. 2 west Fourteenth street, New York 
City. I am very much indebted to him for his painstaking 
efforts to revive in his drawing the merits of old portraits 
and pictures, as well as to give correct portraits from recent 
photographs. Mr. Reich is not only a very superior 



4 BRECK GENEALOGY 

artist, but a delightful person to transact business with. 

Information of any errors that may be found in this work 
will be thankfully received. Corrections will be noted in the 
supplement. Though every possible pains has been taken 
to have this record correct, yet it is presumed there must be 
some errors, and information to correct them and fill up 
blanks of dates, etc., will be most acceptable. The informa- 
tion herewith has been collected from very many sources, and 
by many persons, and this of itself must necessitate some 
errors. The intention was and is to give the descendants of 
daughters in full as well as of sons, for among the descend- 
ants of our daughters are many most creditable to the family, 
but it has been much more difficult in many cases to obtain 
the particulars regarding them . This will explain the absence 
of much that is desired to complete the work. It i-s hoped in 
the supplement to add more particulars in this direction. 

I desire to thank heartily those members of the family 
through whose pecuniary assistance it has been possible to 
embody so many illustrations, especially the first unsolicited 
contributor, Mrs. Rebecca R. (Breck) Rice. It is hoped the 
additional value these portraits give to the work will in 
some measure compensate them for the expense. 

Any general remarks on the early history of our family, 
for which my study has furnished some materials, are deferred 
until the supplement, in which it is hoped to publish^ addi- 
tional particulars of our ancestors in England. This latter 
information is necessary to a full understanding of the sub- 
ject, as there are some questions regarding those who came 
from England upon which more light is desirable. I have 
given the record as it seemed to me established by the weight 
of evidence. 

In the arrangement of the text the expense of printing was 
not entirely consulted, but rather, as far as practicable, the 
convenience of the reader, though it involved some repetitions. 

From the nature of my profession my postoffice address 
is liable to frequent change, and those who may desire to 
communicate with me should direct to me care of the Adju- 
tant General of the Army at Washington, D. C. 

Omaha, Neb., August, 1889. S. B. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



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PAGES 

1. List of Works Consulted, ----- 6 and 7 

2. Explanations, .-...- 8 

3. Breck Family in England, ----- 9 and 10 

4. Dorchester Branch, - - - - - 11 to 126 

5. Sherborn Branch, ------ 129 to 162 

6. Appendix, Part First, — Additional Biographical and 

Historical Matter, Obituary Notices, Letters, etc., - 165 to 245 

7. Appendix, Part Second, — Breck Coats of Arms and 

^rief Notes on Heraldry, - - - - - 246 to 252 

8. Index, --------. i to xxix 



LIST OF WORKS CONSULTED. 



Answer to a * * * Paper * * * Against * * * Quakers * * * by 
Edward Breck * * * (A pamphlet discovered in the Library of the 
British Museum by Edward Breck; see No. 1833.) London: Giles 
Calvert, 1656. 

Funeral Discourse on the Death of Rev. Robert Breck of Marlbor- 
ough, By Rev. John Swift, of Framingham. Published about 1731. 

Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Town of Northbor- 
ough, with the early hlstory of marlborough, mass., by rev. 
Jos. Allen, D.D. Worcester: W. Lincoln Baldwin & Co., 1826. 

Annals of Dorchester, By James Blake. Boston : David Clapp, Jr., 1846. 

History of Framingham, Mass., Etc., By Rev. Wm. Barry. Boston : James 
Munroe & Co., 1847. 

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. V., page 369, 
Etc. Boston: Saml. G. Drake, 1851. 

History of Western Massachusetts, By Dr. J. G. Holland. Springfield, 
Mass.: Saml. Bowles & Co., 1855. 

Annals of the American Pulpit, from the Early Settlement of the 
Country to the Close of 1855, By Wm. B. Sprague, D.D. New York: 
Robert Carter & Brothers, 1855, Etc. 

Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants and History of the Towns 
of Sherborn andHolliston, (formerly a part ofSherborn,) Mass., 
By Rev. Abner Morse, D.D., 1856. 

History of the Town of Dorchester, Mass., By a Committee of the 
Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. Boston : Ebenezer 
Clapp, Jr., 1859. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New 
England, Showing Three Generations. Boston: Little & Brown, 
1860. 

Gardner's Dictionary of the Army. New York: D. VanNostrand, 1860. 

History of the Town of Marlborough, Mass., 1657 to 1861, By Charles 
Hudson. Boston: T. R. Marvin & Son, 1862. 

Memoir of Hon. Saml. Breck of Philadelphia, By J. Francis Fisher. 
Philadelphia: C. Sherman, Son & Co., 1863. 

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WORKS CONSULTED 7 

Memoir of Samuel Breck (of Philadelphia), By Joseph R. Ingersoll. 
Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1863. 

Army Register of Volunteer Force U. S. Army. Washington : Public 
Printing Office, 1865. 

Croydon, N. H., Centennial, 1866, By Edmund Wheeler. Claremont, N. H.: 
Printed by Claremont Manufacturing Co., 1867. 

Worcester Association and Its Antecedents, By Joseph Allen, D. D. 
Boston, Mass. : Nichols & Noyes, 186S. 

Religion in Action, A Sermon, By Henry C. Potter, D.D., Etc., Etc. New- 
York: Thomas Whitaker, 1873. 

History of Kentucky, By Lewis Collins, revised by his son. Covington, 
Ky.: Collins & Co., 1874. 

History of Kentucky, By Wm. B. Allen. Louisville, Ky., 1874. 

Springfield Memories, Etc., By Mason A. Green. Springfield, Mass.: 
Whitney & Adams, 1876. 

Recollections of Samuel Breck, Edited by H. E. Scudder. Philadelphia: 
Porter & Coates, 1877. 

History of the Town of Lancaster, Mass., By Rev. Abijah P. Marvin. 
Published by the Town, 1879. 

History of Newport, N. H.,By Edmund Wheeler. Concord, N. H.: Printed 

by The Republican Press Association, 1879. 
Bridgewater ( Mass. ) in the Rebellion, 1861-5, By Arthur Hooper. 

Boston: F. W. Barry, 1880. 

Biographical Sketch of Robert Gould Shaw. Prepared for the New- 
England Historic and Genealogical Society. Reprinted for the family 
with genealogical tables, 1880. 

Memorial Sermon of Samuel Breck of Wisconsin, By George B.Hopson. 
New York: Slote & Jones, about 1881. 

Life of Rev. J. Lloyd Breck, D.D., By his brother, Rev. Charles Breck, 
D. D. New York ; E. & J. B. Young & Co., 1886. 

Supplement to the " Springfield Republican," 26th May, 1886 ; 250th 
Anniversary. 

Centennial " Hampshire GAZETTE,"Northampton, Mass., Sept. 6th, 1886. 

The History of Kentucky, By Hon. Z. F. Smith. Louisville, Ky. : Courier- 
Journal Co., 1886. 

Appleton's.Lippincott's and various other Encyclopaedias and Biographical 
Dictionaries. 

History of Sheffield, Mass., Including Great Barrington, Formerly 
Part of Sheffield, By Chas. J. Taylor, of Great Barrington. In course 
of preparation. 



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EXPLANATIONS. 



Abbreviations, etc., used : b., born ; d., died ; m., married ; bap., baptized ; 
dau., daughter. The numerals, I., II., III., etc., denote the generations 
descending from Edward of Dorchester, as the first. The generations 
ascending from Edward's father as the first, are denoted by L«-, II. a -, III. «•, 
etc. The figures at the left on each page are of running numbers for 
reference only ; for convenience of reference, etc., each family of Brecks 
begins with a number ending with 0.; (decimals may be used in making 
additions to the text to avoid re-numbering; thus 250.10, 250.20, etc.; this 
brings the numbers for the children of the family with the next preceding 
whole number out of the proper sequence of numbers, but is convenient in 
making additions to the text.) Figures in brackets after a name, thus, 
John, [25] refer to numbers in the column of" running numbersfor reference 
only." Children of the daughters of the maiden name of Breck (with an 
occasional exception) are given with the mother where her name occurs in 
her father's family; their descendants follow in the same place. "About" 
indicates that the date, etc., is probably correct ; "probably about,' 1 that 
it is estimated or doubtful. 

The following varieties of spelling for this name have been found in 
various old records : Breck (the usual way), Brick, Brecke, Breeck, Breecke, 
Breche, Bricke. Of these but two are in use at this date, viz.: Breck and 
Brick. The latter spelling is used by a few living descendants only. 



GENEALOGY 



OF 



THE BRECK FAMILY. 



1. I.* Breck, father of the seven brothers who came 

to Massachusetts Bay during the 25 years following the 
landing of the Puritans at Dorchester in 1630, was probably 
born, married, lived and died in Lancaster County, England. 
The particulars of his marriage and his children, if any, who 
remained in England have thus far not been obtained by the 
writer. As his sons who came to Dorchester, especially 
Edward, seem to have had a good deal of property, he must 
have been a man of considerable wealth to give them a start 
in America. It is believed that he died probably about 1630. 
The following are his children who came to Massachusetts. 
They are given as the first generation (American) for this 
record : 

I. Children. 

2. 1. Edward, [10] b. probably in Lancaster County, England, about 

1595; emigrated to Dorchester, Mass., 1635; d. 2d Nov., 1662, 
at Dorchester, Mass. He is the American progenitor of the 
" Dorchester Branch " of the Breck family. 

3. 2. Thomas, [3000] b. probably in Lancaster County, England, about 

1600; m. in England; removed to Dorchester, Mass., probably 
about 1650, where he d. 3d Aug., 1657. He is the American pro- 
genitor of the "Sherborn Branch " of the Breck family. 

4. 3. John, b. probably in Lancaster County, England, about 1602; 

emigrated to Massachusetts probably about 1650; later resided 
at Medfield, Mass., where he d. 3d January, 1660. John Breck, of 
Medfield, Mass., who d. 20th Aug., 1690, probably his son. No- 
other descendants from him found. 



10 BRECK GENEALOGY 

5. 4. Henry, b. probably in Lancaster County, England, about 1605 

emigrated to Dorchester, Mass., probably about 1640; where he 
joined the Church in 1641 ; no further particulars. 

6. 5. Robert, b. in England, probably about 1607 ; came with his 

brother Edward to Dorchester, Mass., in 1635, but soon returned 
to England ; nothing further known of him. 

7. 6. Samuel, b. in England, probably about 1610; came to Dorches- 

ter, Mass., with his brother Edward in 1635, but soon returned to 
England ; nothing further known of him. 

Probably other children. 



PART FIRST. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH. 



10. I. Edward Breck, [2], yeoman and " man of distinc- 
tion," was probably born in Lancaster County, England, 
within fifty miles of Liverpool, about 1595. He married in 
England probably about 1617, but neither the maiden nor 
the Christian name of his wife v, 

has been found. Being filled with ^^^>Vl <^Hy ^^^C h-\\^j 
a spirit of earnest pietv and inde- _ . . . ., - .. . 

*■ i J The above fac-smiile of the signature of 

pendence, he emigrated from Ash- '.' Edward Breck" was obtained from an 

r o instrunienteonveying tothe town ot Dor- 

ton, (nOW AshtOn-Under-Lvne,) Chester all rents and profits of Thompson's 

' v .ii Island for the support of a free school; 

with the Puritans to Massachu- dateJ December, imi. 
setts, bringing with him his wife, one daughter (name not 
found), and a son, Robert. They arrived, with Rev. Richard 
Mather, at Boston, probably in the ship "James" from 
Bristol, England, Captain Taylor, master, 7th August, 1635. 
He settled in Dorchester, Mass., with his famih r ; joined the 
Church there in 1636. He seems, by the items of information 
gathered, to have prospered, building and owning one of the 
first grist mills, and owning more than one house, besides 
propert}' in Lancaster. He lived on what is now known as 
Adams street, near where the Hon. John Howe since lived; 
was an officer of the town in 1642, 1645, and 1646. 

About 1645 his wife died, and in 1647 he married Isabel 
Rigby, widow of John Rigby. She (maiden name not found) 
was born in England about 1610, where she married John 
Rigby, (in his signature spelled Rigbye). They came to Dor- 
chester about 1637, and were early members of the Church 
there. Their son, Samuel Rigby, baptized in Dorchester 21st 



12 BRECK GENEALOGY 

March, 1641, (in his signature spelled Rigbee,) lived on what 
is now known as Adams street, being very near the spot where 
the Hon. John Howe has since lived. Of their daughters, 
the elder, Mehitable Rigby, baptized in Dorchester, 1643, 
married Nathaniel Turner, of Scituate, and the younger, 
Abigail Rigby, married 19th Dec, 1663, Thomas Holman, 
(born 6th Aug., 1641,) son of John Holman. The latter was 
a collector of furs, was ensign, and left a good estate. John 
Rigby died about 1645. 

Mr. Breck died 2d Nov., 1662. A copy of his will and the 
inventory of his estate may be found in the Appendix. 

On the 14th of November, 1663, Isabel married for her third 
husband Anthony Fisher, senior. There was no issue of this 
marriage. 

Mr. Fisher died in Roxbury in 1671, in the 80th year of 
his age. Isabel died 21st of June, 1673. There are now no 
living descendants of the first wife of Edward Breck known 
to the writer, but all his living descendants heard from are 
also descendants of Isabel, his second wife. Copy of her will, 
she being at its date the widow of Anthony Fisher, with the 
inventory of her effects, may be found in the Appendix. 

An account of the early settlement of Dorchester may also 
be found in the Appendix, together with other particulars of 
Edward Breck. 

II. Children, by First Wife. 

11. 1. , (daughter, name not found,) b. in England, probably 

about 1618; d. in England probably about 1628. 

12. 2. Robert, [40] b. in England probably about 1620; d. Dorchester, 

Mass., about 1660. 

13. 3. , (daughter, name not found,) b. in England about 1622; 

came to Dorchester with her parents, where she m. Blake, 

about 1640, and d. about 1645, leaving several children. 

14. 4. Elinor,* b. in Dorchester, Mass. , probably about 1636 ; m. 12th 

Sept., 1656, Benjamin Crane, of Medfield, Mass. He removed to 
Weathersfield soon after his marriage. 



* Savage Fays this daughter is mentioned in will of Edward. It must, however, have heen 
some other paper, as her uauie is nut mentioned in his will. 



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5. Abraham. 








6. Jacob. 


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7. Israel. 








8. Elizabeth. 


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9. Mary. 











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By Second Wife. 
21. 5. Mary, b. in Dorchester, Mass., baptized 6th Aug., 1648; m. Samuel 
Paul, of Dorchester, 9th Jan., 1667; he was constable in 1672, 

\ chosen clerk in 1689, and d. 3d Nov., 1690. Mary m. for second 
husband John Tolman, 15th June, 1692, and d. 25th Aug., 1720; 
no children by her second husband, who d. 1st Jan., 1725, in his 
83d year. 

III. Children, by First Husband, (Paul.) 

Samuel, b. 13th Nov., 1670. 
Hannah, b. 8th Nov., 1672. 
Mary,b. 27th March, 1675. 
Elizabeth, b. 10th Oct., 1677. 
Ebenezer, b. 1st May, 1680. 
Priscilla, b. 11th June, 1682. 
Susanna, b. 15th July, 1685. ^ 

John, [50] b. 1651 ; d. 17th Feb., 1691, aged 40 years. 
Elizabeth, b. about 1652 ; m. John Minot, of Dorchester, Mass., 
11th March, 1670; he was a freeman in 1690, and an officer of 
the town; shed. 6th April, 1690; he d. 26th Jan., 1691. 

III. Children. (Minot.) 

33. 1. John, b. 10th Oct., 1672. 

34. 2. Israel, b. 23d Aug., 1676. 

35. 3. Josiah, b. 27th Dec, 1677. 

36. 4. Jerusha, b. 28th Jan., 16S0. 

37. 5. George, b. 16th Aug., 1682. 

38. 8. Susanna, b. about 1654; m. John Harris, of Dorchester, Mass., 

20th March, 1675. 

40. II. Robert Breck, [12] b. in England probably about 

1620; m. Margery about 1642; settled in Boston 1649; 

wife d. about 1652; m. for second wife Sarah Hawkins, 
daughter of Capt. Thomas Hawkins, 4th January, 1654. 
Merchant and " man of distinction ; " "admitted inhabitant." 
Robert d. about 1660 ; his widow became third wife of Rev. 
James Allen, of Boston, 11th Sept. 1673, and d. . 



14 BRECK GENEALOGY 

III. Children by First Wife, 

41. 1. Robert, b. about 1643; d. July 11th, 1655. 

By Second Wife. 

42. 2. Sarah, b. 19th April, 1655 ; d. . 

43. 3. Robert [80J b. 24th June, 1658 ; d. 1684. 

50. II. John Breck, [31] b. 1651 ; m. Susanna , b. 

1648 ; a tanner in the part of Dorchester known as Squan- 
tum, and actively engaged in various kinds of business ; was 
captain and often selectman of the town, and was well known 
as Captain John Breck ; d. 17th Feb., 1691, aged 40 ; wife d. 
8th Feb., 1711. See Appendix. 

III. Children. 

51. 1. Jemima, b. 17th April, 1672 ; m. Benjamin Blackman of Dorchester. 

IV. Children. (Blackman.) 

52. 1. Keziah, bap. 18th June, 1693. 

53. 2. Elizabeth, bap. 16th Dec., 1694. 

54. 3. Susan, bap. 28th Nov., 1697. 

55. 4. George, bap. 31st March, 1700. 

56. 5. Jemima, bap. 15th March, 1702. 

57. 6. Hepzibah, bap. 24th June, 1704. 

58. 7. Mary, bap. 6th July, 1707. 

59. 8. Eliphalet, bap. 4th May, 1712. 

61. 9. Benjamin, bap. 4th May, 1712. 

62. 2. Edward, [90] b. 7th April, 1674; lived in Dorchester, etc.; was 

ensign; died 3d Sept., 1713. 

63. 3. Elizabeth, b. 20th Sept., 1676; m. Nathaniel Butts, 16th Sept., 

1698, who died of small-pox in Dorchester 10th Dec, 1721; she d„ 
Oct. 20th, 1743, aged 67. 

IV. Children. (Butts.) 

64. 1. Richard. 

65. 2. Samuel. 

66. 3. Elizabeth, b. 3d July, 1703. 

67. 4. Susanna, b. 25th Aug., 1705. 

68. 4. Susanna, b. 9th Nov., 1678 ; bap. 17th Nov. , 1678, being the first 

day of meeting in the new meeting house built that year; m. 
John Tolman, Feb., 1696-7. 

69. 5. John, [100] b. 22d Dec, 1680; residence, Boston; d. 16th Feb., 

1713. 
71. 6. Robert, [110] b. 7th Dec, 1682 ; aclergyman ; settled in Marlboro, 
Mass.; d. 6th Jan., 1731. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 15 

72. 7. Nathaniel, (130] b. 1st Dec, 1684; accidentally drowned, 20th 

Oct., 1736. 

73. 8. Hannah, b. 22d Dec, and d. 23d Dec, 1686. 

74. 9. Hannah, b. 17th Feb., 1688 ; m. Rev. Ebenezer Devotion, 4th Oct., 

1710; (b. at Brookline about 16S5;) he graduated at Harvard 
College 1707; ordained minister of Suffield, Conn., 28th June, 
1710. 

IV. Children. (Devotion.) 

75. 1. Ebenezer, b. about 1711 ; graduate of Yale College 1732 ; was 

ordained at Scotland, Conn., 22d Oct., 1735; m. Martha 
Lathrop, (descended from Rev. John Lathrop, of Scituate, ) and 
d. 16th June, 1771, aged 57 } r ears. They had one son and five 
daughters, among them Martha, who m. Governor Samuel 
Huntington; Hannah, who m. Rev. Samuel Huntington, D.D.; 
Lucy, whose youngest dau., Sara Jane Clarke, (m.Leander K. 
Lippincott,) is favorably known to the public as an author 
under the name of " Grace Greenwood " ; Ebenezer graduated 
at Yale College in 1759, was a judge, etc.; Samuel H., son of 
Ebenezer, and great-great-grandson of John Breck, graduated 
at Yale College, 1806. 

76. 10. Samuel, [140], b. 14th Sept. 1690; d. about 1714. 

80. III. Robert Breck, [43], b. 24th June, 1658; m. 
Joanna ■ := — — - about 1680; residence Boston, Mass.; was 
a merchant; d. 1684. 

The bookseller John Dunton gives in his " Life and Errors " 
an account of his sojourn in Boston in 1685-6, and speaks 
thus of Mr. Breck's widow: "She was the very flower of 
"Boston. * * The beauty of her person, the sweetness and 
"affability of her temper, the gravity of her carriage, and 
"her excellent piety, gave me so just a value of her, that Mr. 
" Green would often say, ' Should Iris (the name he gave his 
"'wife) die, there is none fit to succeed her but Madam 
"'Brick.'" 

IV. Children. 

81. 1. Joanna, b. 12th June, 1681 ; d. . 

82. 2. Robert, b. 30th April 1683 ; d. . 

90. III. Edward Breck, [62], b. 7th April, 1674; m. 
Susanna Wisewell, (bap. 4th Aug., 1672,) dau. of Enoch 
Wisewell, of Dorchester, and Elizabeth Oliver, 1st of April, 



16 BRECK GENEALOGY 

1698; residence in Dorchester and Roxbury, Mass.; Ensign; 
d. 3d Sept., 1713, aged 39; estate inventoried at £2,017, 
10s. ; one of the Selectmen of Dorchester from 1707 to 1713 ; 
widow m. Daniel Loring, malster, 14th Nov., 1717. 

IV. Children. 
SI. 1. Elizabeth, b. 30th April, 1700; m. Joseph Bass, of Dorchester, 
14th Sept., 1715. Their son Edward became the first Episcopal 
Bishop of Massachusetts. See Appendix. 

92. 2. Mary, b. 12th April, 1702 ; m. Polycarpus Loring, of Plympton, 

Plymouth Co., Mass., probably about 1725. 

93. 3. Hannah, b. probably about 1704 ; m. Abel Keggell,* merchant, of 

Boston, 27th January, 1730, who d. 1742. 

94. 4. Edward, [150], b. 24th Feb., 1706 ; d. 4th June, 17S6. 

95. 5. Susannah, b. 30th March, 1711 ; m. Edmond Negus, of Boston, 

stationer, 1730. 

100. III. John Breck, [69], b. 22d Dec, 1680; m. Ann 
Patteshall, dau. of Richard and Martha Patteshall, 21st Oct., 
1703; residence, Boston, Mass., near the old North Church; 
he d. 16th Feb., 1713 ; a cooper, merchant, etc. 

Ann m. for second husband, William Thomas, 21st Oct., 
1717. She was his second wife. Their children were William, 
b. 30th Aug., 1718, and Ann, b. 21st Oct., 1721. 

IV. Children. 

John, [160], b. 31st Aug., 1705 ; d. 1761. 

Robert, [180], b. 17th July, 1707 ; d. March, 1765. 

Samuel, bap. 6th March, 1709 ; d. . 

Margaret, b. ; d. . 

Edward, b. May 9th, 1711 ; d. ; no descendants found. 

110. III. Robert Breck, [71], b. 7th Dec, 1682; grad- 
uated at Harvard College, 1700; m. Elizabeth Wainwright, 
of Haverhill, Mass., 8th Sept., 1707; a clergyman and man 
of learning; settled at Marlboro, Mass., Oct. 25th, 1704, at 
the age of 22 ; d. 6th Jan. 1731, in the twenty-ninth 3^ear of 
his ministry, greatly lamented by his people; a man of high 
standing in his profession. She d. 8th June, 1736. See 
Appendix. 

* Records give this name also Abiel Ketchell. 



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DORCHESTER BRANCH 17 

IV. Children. 

111. 1. Elizabeth, b. 23d Sept., 1709 ; m. 22d Dec, 1725, Abraham Wil- 

liams, a leading and prominent citizen of Marlboro ; she d. 13th 
Jan., 1728-29. 

112. 2. Sarah, b. 10th Oct., 1711 ; m. 20th Jan., 1728, Benjamin Gott, a 

Physician of Marlboro ; she d. 11th April, 1740. 
V. Children. (Gott.) 

113. 1. Sarah, b. 2d March, 1729 ; m. 12th July, 1750, Uriah Brigham. 

114. 2. Anna, b. 8th Jan., 1731 ; m. 9th Jan., 1752, Samuel Brigham, Jr. 

VI. Children. (Brigham.) 

115. 1. Elizabeth. 

116. 2. Anna, b. 29th Oct., 1753; m. 21st May, 1772, Deacon 

Isaac Davis, of Northboro', and had four sons, Phinehas, 
Isaac, Joseph and John. John was Governor of Massa- 
chusetts, and U. S. Senator from that State. 

117. 3. Susanna. 

118. 4. Samuel. 

119. 3. Robert, [190], b. 25th July, 1713 ; d. 23d April, 1784 ; a clergy- 

man. 

121. 4. Hannah, [200], b. 10th Feb., 1717 ; m. Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, 

of Westboro', Mass.; she d. 20th Aug., 1801. 

122. 5. Samuel, [480], b. 17th May, 1723; graduated at Harvard Col- 

lege, M. D.; d. 23d April, 1764. 

123. 6. Anna, b. 13th March, 1725 ; d. 24th Nov. 1726. 

130. III. Nathaniel Breck, [72], b. 1st Dec, 1684; m. 
Martha Ireland, of Boston, 11th March, 1707; was a joiner. 
As Nathaniel "was passing over the swing bridge in a dark 
"night, 20th Oct., 1736, he fell into the town dock, and was 
" drowned." Martha d. 27th Sept., 1731, aged 44 years. 

IV. Children. 

131. 1. Martha, bap. 13th, March, 1709. 

132. 2. Sarah, bap. 26th Nov., 1710 ; m. James Pierpont, of Boston, 16th 

Nov., 1727. , 

133. 3. Nathaniel, bap. 17th May, 1713 ; d. 22d Nov., 1719. 

140. III. Samuel Breck, [76], b. 14th Sept., 1690; m. 
Grace Painter, of Boston, 21st Nov., 1710; she was admitted 
to Brattle Street Church, Boston, 2d Jan., 1715; he was a 
resident of Boston, and by occupation a cooper; he d. about 
1714. She m. for second husband John Howard, of Boston, 
17th April, 1717, and d. . 



18 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IV. Children. 
141. 1. Samuel, bap. 2d Jan., 1715; d. . 

150. IV. Edward Breck, [94], b. 24th Feb., 1706; m. 
22d May, 1735, Mrs. Sarah Williams, dau. of Samuel Wil- 
liams; Sarah d. 31st Aug., 1764; m. for second wife Mrs. 
Alice Foster, 4th March, 1772, by whom he had no issue; 
she d. 31st Dec, 1775; residence, Dorchester, Mass.; Edward 
d. 4th June, 1786, aged 77; was one of the selectmen of Dor- 
chester in 1751-2. 

V. Children. 

151. 1. Sarah, b. 27th June, 1736 ; m. 26th June, 1755, James Robinson, 

of Dorchester, who succeeded his father-in-law to the old family 
estate in Dorchester. 

VI. Children. (Robinson.) 

152. 1. Edward. 2. James. 

153. 3. Sarah. 

154. 2. Edward, [490], b. 2d June, 1738, in Dorchester; d. 30th June, 

1767. 

155. 3 Joseph, b. 1st March, 1741 ; d. 17th Oct., 1743. 

156. 4. Joseph, b. 16th March, 1744 ; d. 3d May, 1766, without issue. 

160. IV. John Breck, [101], b. 31st Aug., 1705; m. 
Margaret Thomas, 18th Jan., 1727, dau. of Wm. Thomas, 
[100], by first wife; was a merchant of extensive business in 
Boston, largely engaged in the New Foundland fishery ; had 
a warehouse at Clark's wharf, at the North End, 1734 to 
1747; in 1752 his wharf is mentioned ; in 1758 was in part- 
nership with his brother, Robert ; his mansion house was in 
Ship street; d. 1761, leaving an estate of £2,767, 6s., 8d. 
His widow d. 1765, aged 56. 

V. Children. 

161. 1. Ann, b. Boston, 23d Oct., 1728 ; m. Foster Cruft ; he d. Oct., 1786 ; 

she d. at the age of 89 years. 

VI. Children. (Cruft.) 

162. 1. Ann. 

163. 2. Abigail ; m. Wm. Thompson, Esq. 

164. 3. Margaret. 4. Elizabeth. 

165. 5. John. 6. Sarah. 

166. 7. Mary ; m. William Bowles. 



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167. 8. Edward, of Temple Place, Boston; father of Rev. Samuel Breck 

Cruft, of 433 Shawrnut Avenue, Boston- d. at age of 90. 

168. 9. Hannah. 10. Mary. 

169. 2. Margaret, [500], b. Boston, 18th Aug., 1730 ; m. Capt. William 

Nickels, mariner; she d. 26th April, 1817. 

171. 3. Abigail, b. Boston, 19th June, 1732; m. John Lillie, who d. ; 

m. for second husband Capt. Samuel Harris; she d. 1819. 

172. 4. John, b. Boston, 2d Oct., 1733 ; d. at the age of 22. 

173. 5. Nathaniel, b. Boston, 29th Jan., 1735; d. young. 

174. 6. Elizabeth, b. Boston, 1st May, 1737; m. Samuel Treat, who d. 

1766; m. for second husband, Rev. Fitch, D.D.; she d. at 

the age of 48, — March, 1786. 

IV. Children, by First Husband. (Treat.) 

175. 1. Samuel, bap. — Aug., 1764; jeweler, goldsmith, etc., in Boston, 

1796; 14th April, 1807, was in Norfolk, Va. 

176. 7. William, [670], b. in Boston, Mass., 11th May, 1745; d. 22d 

Nov., 1819. 

177. 8. Samuel, [690], b.in Boston, Mass., 11th April, 1747; d. 7th May, 

1809. 

178. 9. Daniel, [700], b.inBoston, Mass., 18th Aug. ,1748; d. in Vermont, 

12th Aug., 1845. 

180. IV. Robert Breck, [102], b. 17th July, 1707; m. 
Sibella*Dowding, (b. 29th Aug., 1712,) 24th April, 1732 ; she 
was dau. of Joseph Dowding and Ann his wife ; Joseph Dowd- 
ing was a merchant ; he d. at West Jersey, 1715. Robert was 
a cooper and land-owner; wife d. 28th April, 1764; he d. 
— March, 1765. Mentions in his will his silver tankard, 
watch, etc., which he leaves to his son Robert. 

V. Children. 

181. 1. John, bap. 10th June, 1733 ; d. in infancy. 

182. 2. Robert, [720], b. 17th Feb., 1735 ; d. 1783. 

183. 3. Ann, b. in Boston; bap. 29th Feb., 1736; m. Samuel Harris, of 

Boston, 1753. 

184. 4. Rebeckah, bap. 17th Sept., 1738 ; m. Samuel Avis, mariner, 

of Boston, 1757; he was son of John Avis. 

185. 5. Samuel, bap. 22d June, 1740; from the tenor of his father's will 

probably lost at sea about 1764. 
1S6. 6. Joseph, (twin), b. Boston about 1743; m. Hannah Brown, of 

Boston, 1765. 
187. 7. Sibylla, (twin), b. Boston, about 1743; m. Edward Colliteau, of 

Boston, 1763 ; he d. same year. 

*This name is also spelled Sibylla and Sebilla. 



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190. IV. Robert Breck, [119], b. 25th July, 1713; 
graduated at Harvard College, 1730 ; ordained minister at 
Springfield, Mass., 26th Jan., 1736; m. Eunice Brewer, dau. 
of Rev. Daniel Brewer, of Springfield, 28th April, 1736 ; she 
d. 12th Aug., 1767, aged 60 ; m.for second wife, Mrs. Helena 
Dow, widow of Rev. Edward Dow, of Hartford, Conn., and 
dau. of Governor Talcott, (of Connecticut for seventeen 
years,) 16th Nov., 1773. Was settled as minister of Spring- 
field, Mass., from July, 1736, to his death, 23d April, 1784; 
his widow d. at Hartford, 9th July, 1798. A man of great 
learning and a close reasoner ; 26th May, 1734, he preached 
his first sermon in Springfield; 1769, his salary for the year 
was £76. See Appendix. 

V. Children. 

191. 1. Robert, [760], b. 3d June, 1737; d. 19th Dec, 1799; residence, 

Northampton ; clerk of court, etc. 

192. 2. Lois, b. 11th Dec, 1738; m. Rev. Josiah Whitney, of Brooklyn, 

Conn., 1st Sept., 1756. 

193. 3. Daniel Brewer, b. 16th Dec, 1740; probably d. }'oung. 

194. 4. George, [770], b. 10th Sept., 1742; d. 22d July, 1808. 

200. IV. Hannah Breck, [121] b. 10th Feb., 1717; m. 
Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, of Westborough, Mass., 1st Sept., 
1737; he was b. 5th Sept. 1703, graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege, 1721; ordained at Westborough, 28th Oct., 1724; she 
d. 20th Aug. 1801 ; he d. 9th Dec. 1782. See Appendix. 

V. Children. (Parkman.) 

201. 1. Elizabeth, b. 28th Dec, 1738 ; d. 14th Jan., 1739. 

202. 2. William, b. 19th Feb., 1740-1; m. 11th Sept. 1766, Lydia 

Adams, of Medfield ; she d. 16th May, 1787; m. for second wife 
Mrs. Lydia Proctor, daughter of Isaac Myrick, of Nantucket, 
26th Jan., 1789; she d. 10th Nov., 1810, aged 75 years; m. for 
third wife, Mrs. Sarah Wheeler; he d. ; she d. . 

VI. Children. (Parkman.) 

203. 1. Lydia, b. 3d July, 1767 ; d. — Feb., 1786. 

204. 2. William, b. 27th May, 1769 ; m. Sally Turner, of Duck Trapp, 

Maine. 

205. 3. Susanna, b. 2d Feb., 1772; m. Thos. Hunstable. 

206. 4. Sophia, b. 11th April, 1774; m. Samuel Dakin. 



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207. 5. Sarah, b. 25th Ma}-, 1777; m. Ephraim Wheeler. 

208. 6. John Augustus, b. 28th Aug., 1779 ; m. Mary Dix, of Concord, 

(or Waltham,) Mass.; he d. 12th Oct., 1812. 

209. 7. Hannah, b. 29th Dec, 1781 ; m. , Hunstable (?) 

211. 8. Cyrus, b. 16th Feb., 1784; d. in infancy. 

212. 3. Sarah, b. 20th March, 1743; m. Rev. John Cushing, of Ashburn- 

ham, 28th Sept., 1769. 

VI. Children. (Cushing.) 

213. 1. John, b. 17th Aug., 1771; m. 1795, Julia Dorcas Keith; she d. 

— Oct., 1806 ; he d. 17th May, 1806. 

214. 2. George, b. 24th June, 1773; m. Hannah Keith, of Taunton; d. 

8th Aug., 1810. 

215. 3. Henry, b. 4th Nov., 1774. 

216. 4. Sarah, b. 23d Feb., 1777 ; m. Heman Lincoln, of Boston. 

217. 5. Doddridge, b. 27th Oct., 1779. 

21S. 6. Mary, b. 27th April, 1782 ; m. ElishaCoolidge, who d. —May, 

1804; m. for second husband, Rand. 

219. 7. Cyrus, b. 17th Feb., 1784; d. — Feb., 1795. 

221. 8. Thos. Parkman, b. 7th Oct., 17S7; m. Sigourney, who d. 

leaving three daughters; m. for second wife Sigourney, 

(sister of his first wife.) He was a member of the firm of Tuck- 
erman, Rogers & Cushing, importers of English goods, Boston ;-. 
he d. , 1856 ; she d. . 

222. 4. Susanna, b. 13th March, 1745 ; m. Rev. Jonathan Moore, of Roch- 

ester, 13th Oct., 1768; she d. 30th Nov., 1772. 

VI. Children. (Moore.) 

223. 1. Susanna Parkman, b. at Rochester, 28th Aug., 1769 ; m. Capt. 

Wilson Barstow. 

224. 2. Jonathan, b. 31st March, 1771 ; d. at sea. 

225. 3. Anna Sophia, b. 19th Oct., 1772 ; d. 27th Oct., 1799. 

226. 5. Alexander, b. 17th Feb., 1746-7; m. Kezia, daughter of Wm. 

Brown, of Framingham, 12th Dec, 1768. 

VI. Children. (Parkman.) 

227. 1. Betsey, b. — March, 1 769; d. — Sept. 1770. 

22S. 2. Robert Breck, b. 21st May, 1771 ; m. 29th May, 1S03, Lucy 

Phelps, of Scipio, N. Y.; she d. 9th Aug, 1S20; m. for second 
wife Mrs. Mary Burt, 24th July, 1823. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

229. 1. Samuel, b. 6th Feb., 1804 , was a miner in Mexico in 1839. 

231. 2. Adeline, b. 17th Aug., 1S05 ; m. 12th Oct., 1823, Colonel 

C. Huntington, son of Gov. H., of Ohio. 



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VIII. Children. (Huntington.) 

232. 1. Samuel, b. 4th Sept., 1824. 

3. Henry Seymour, b. 8th Jan., 1807. 

233. 4. Edwin, b. 6th June, 1808. 

5. Maria Lucy, b. 6th June, 1810. 

234. 6. John Walworth, b. 11th Nov., 1812 ; d. 10th Jan., 1814. 

235. 7. Robert Breck, b. 22d Nov., 1815. 

236. 3. Alexander, b. 13th April, 1773; m. Lydia Barker, of Branford, 

Conn. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

237. 1. Erastus Loomis, b. 5th Aug., 1796. 

238. 2. Sophia, 2d May, 1803. 

239. 3. Alonson Edward, b. 17th Nov., 1806. 

241. 4. Cynthia, b. 19th Jan., 1810. 

242. 4. Lydia, b. 17th June, 1775. 

243. 5. Lucy b. 26th Aug., 1777 ; m. 22d Oct., 1797, James Lindsley, 

of Whitestown, N. Y. 

VII. Children. (Lindsley.) 

244. 1. Fanny, b. 18th Aug., 1798. 

245. 2. Elizabeth, b. 30th Jan., 1800. 

246. 3. Sybel, b. 25th March, 1801. 

247. 4. Ebenezer, b. 21st June, 1802. 

248. 5. Kezia Brown, b. 7th Dec, 1803. 

249. 6. Alexander Parkman, b. 12th July, 1S06. 

251. 7. James Henry, b. 7th June, 180S. 

252. 8. Electa, b. 14th, July, 1813. 

253. 6. Polly, b. 16th Nov., 1779. 

254. 7. John, b. 25th March, 1782; m. Philena Fitch; he was killed 

by the accidental discharge of a gun. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

255. 1. Nancy, b. 13th Dec, 1813. 

256. 2. Mary Augusta, b. 3d Sept., 1814. 

257. 8. Sophia, b. at Whitestown, N. Y., 21st Feb., 1790; m. Frederick 

Kirkland, of Parkman, (Ohio. ?) 

VII. Children. (Kirkland.) 

258. 1. Frederick Elmour, b. 26th Oct., 1809. 

259. 2. Elizabeth, b. 30th June, 1811. 

261. 3. Hannah Parkman, b. 25th May, 1813. 

262. 4. Julia Ann, b. 28th April, 1815. 

263. 5. Lucy, b. 24th March, 1819. 

264. 6. George, b. 8th May, 1821. 



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265. 9. Ebenezer, b. 11th March, 1792 ; d. 6th Oct., 1792. 

266. 10. Hannah Breck, b. 25th Sept., 1793; m. 21st July, 1818, 

Converse. 

267. 6. Breck, b. 27th Jan., 1748-9 ; m. 9th Jan. 1777, Susanna Brigham, 

(dau. of Colonel Levi and Susanna Brigham,) of Northborough ; 
she b. 21st, Jan., 1754; he d. 3d Feb., 1825; she d. 10th Nov., 
1834. For many years a highly respected merchant in West- 
borough. 

VI. Children. (Parkman.) 

268. 1. Hannah Breck, b. 22d Oct., 1778; m. John Eugene Tyler, son 

of John Tyler, of Mendon, (b. 10th April, 1766,) 25th June, 
1801; he practiced medicine in Westborough, and later settled 
in Boston as a merchant; he d. 25th, Jan., 1820; she d. 6th 
Sept., 1834. 

VII. Children. (Tyler.) 

269. 1. Hannah Parkman, b. 25th Sept.,lS03 ; m. Onslow Peters ; 

she d. 1857. 

VIII. Children. (Peters.) 

271. 1. Susan Tyler, b. ; m. George Blakely, ; she d. 

9th May 1852. 

272. 2. Mary Lovett, b. ; m. Henry G. Weston, D. D., 

President Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, Pa., 
26th Oct., 1856. 

273. 3. Onslow Edward. 

274. 4. Hannah Breck, b. ; m. 26th Oct. 1856, John Rol- 

lins, Fort George, Fla. 

275. 5. Hugh. 

276. 6. Eugene. 

277. 2. Susanna Brigham, b. 12th July, 1806 ; d. 9th Nov., 1821. 

278. 3. Anna Sophia, b. 2Sth Jan. 1809 ; m. 11th Feb., 1845, 

Christopher Columbus Denny, of Keene, N. H. They now 
(1888) live in Leicester, Mass. (His first wife and her 
children, see 316.) 

VIII. Children. (Denny.) 

279. 1. Theodore Addison, b. 21st Aug., 1846; d. 13th Sept., 

1846. 

281. 2. Herbert Eugene, b. 21st May, 1849 ; d. 30th May, 1863. 

282. 3. Parkman Tyler, b. 20th Dec, 1851 ; m. 22d Nov. 1881, 

Cora J. Monroe, (b. 18th April, 1858) ; she d. 17th May, 
1882; m. for second wife, 13th Dec, 1887, Grace L. 
Mcintosh, of Mattapan, (b. 22d Jan., 1858); they 
live in Leicester, Mass. ; he is a graduate of Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute of 1872; is now (1888) teller in 
Leicester National Bank. 



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283. 4. Sarah Augusta, b. 11th June, 1811 ; m. John A. Fayer- 

weather, of Westborough, Mass., ; she d. 15th April, 

1875. 

VIII. Children. ( Fa yer weather.) 

284. 1. John Tyler, b. 17th Oct., 1833 ; d. 24th Oct., 1833. 

285. 2. Sarah Wheelock, b. 29th May, 1835 ; m. Wm. R. Gould. 

286. 5. John Breck, b. 6th May, 1813 ; d. 29th March, 1818. 
2S7. 6. Charlotte Catherine, b. 8th Oct., 1815; d. 6th Dec, 1816. 

288. 7. Maria, b. 8th Sept., 1817 ; d. 27th Jan., 1819. 

289. 8. John Eugene, b. 9th Dec, 1819 ; m. Caroline Amelia Denny, 

(b. 12th Nov., 1825); she d. 27th Sept., 1848; he m. for 
second wife Augusta Maria Denny (b. 28th Feb., 1825,) 
[353] ; he d. 9th March, 1878 ; was a physician in Boston. 

VIII. Children, by FntsT Wife. (Tyler) 

291. 1. Charlotte Amelia, b. — June, 1848; d. —July, 1848. 

292. 2. Susanna Brigham, b. 13th April, 1781; m. 5th Oct., 1809, 

Rev. Elisha Rockwood, of Westborough, Mass., after of 
Swanzey, N. H., (b. 9th May, 1778); she d. 4th June, 1836; 
he d. . 

VII. Children. (Rockwood.) 

293. 1. Elisha Parkman b. 19th June, 1S11 ; d. 22d Jan., 1828. 

294. 2. William Otis, b. 12th Feb., 1814; m. Helen M. Moore, of 

Auburn, N. Y„ 6th Dec, 1842 ; he d. 13th Nov., 1879. 

VIII. Children. (Rockwood.) 

295. 1. Helen Mar, b. 13th Sept., 1844; m. 16th July, 1867, 

Rev. Hanford Abram Edson, of Scottsville, N. Y. In 
1888 they lived at Indianapolis, Ind. 

IX. Children. (Edson.) 

296. 1. William Freeman, b. 9th March, 1868; d. 29th 

April, 1S68. 

297. 2. Mary Handford, b. 16th April, 1869 ; d. 29th Jan., 

1875. 

298. 3. Hanford Wisner, b. 4th July, 1871. 

299. 4. Elmer Rockwood, b. 3d Nov., 1872. 

301. 5. Helen Mar., b. 6th Oct., 1879. 

302. 6. Caroline Moore, b. 1st Jan., 1881. 

303. 7. Freeman, b. 30th May, 1882 ; d. 22d Jan., 1883. 

304. 2. Susan B., b. 1846; d. 1847. 

305. 3. William Elisha, b. 26th Oct., 1847 ; m. Margaret Ander- 

son. 



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IX. Children. (Rockwood.) 

306. 1. George. 2. William. 

307. 3. Charles. 4. Helen Mar. 

308. 5. Mary. 6. Margaret. 

309. 4. Henry Denny, b. 1848 ; d. in infancy. 

311. 5. Charles Brigham, b. 8th Nov., 1850 ;m. 8th Sept., 1880, 

Sallie Caldwell. 

IX. Children. (Rockwood.) 

312. 1. Child. 2. Child. 

313. 6. Breck Parkman,b. 7th Nov., 1851; d. at Indianapolis r 

— Oct., 1S58. 

314. 7. Winslow Pierce, b. 6th Nov., 1852 ; d — Aug., 1853. 

315. 8. Carrie Denny, b. 9th Dec, 1855; d. 17th June, 1861. 

316. 3. Susanna Brigham, b. 1st Oct., 1815; m. C. C. Denny, 10th 

Oct., 1837 ; she d. 12th May, 1843 ; he m. for second wife 
Anna Sophia Tj-ler, (see 278, where second wife's children 
are entered, )'and now lives in Leicester, Mass., (1888). 

VIII. Children. (Denny.) 

317. 1. Henry Rockwood, b.22d Feb., 1839 ; m. 8th Dec, 1863, 

Serena A. Sorenson. They live (1888) in St. Paul, 
Minn. 

IX. Children. (Denny.) 

318. 1. Anna Serena, b. 11th May, 1865. 

319. 2. Susan Caroline, b. 26th Jan., 1867; d. 5th Feb., 1869. 

321. 3. Henry Rockwood, b. 26th Nov., 1870. 

322. 4. William Richard, b. 14th Dec, 1872 ; d. 19th Aug., 

1873. 
32P. 5. Aggie Alice, b. 7th Aug., 1876. 

324. 6. Grace Ella, b. 9th April, 1880. 

325. 4. Hannah Abigail, b. 1st Feb., 1817; m. Dexter Brigham, 

Jr., 16th Feb., 1S42; she. d. 26th April, 1882. 

VIII. Children. (Brigham.) 

326. 1, Susan Emily, b. 19th April, 1846; d. 27th Aug., 1846. 

327. 2. Rockwood, b. 24th July, 1S48; d. 7th Feb., 1874. 

328. 5. Robert Breck Parkman, b. 18th Jan., 1822; d. 21st Jan., 

1882. 

329. 3. Charles, b. 26th May, 1785 ; m. 26th Jan. 1811, Joanna Phillips 

Fay, dau. of Jonathan Fay, of Concord, Mass ; (she b. 27th 
Oct.. 1784, and d. 3d Dec , 1826); he d. 13th Sept., 1834. 



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VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

331. 1. Joanna Fay, b. 21st Feb., 1812; m. Henry H. Rising, a 

practicing physician of Westborough, Mass.; she d. 17th 
Aug., 1870. 

332. 2. Charles Breck, b. 13th June, 1S13 ; d. 26th June, 1885 

333. 3. Mary Augusta, b. 23d Sept., 1814 ; d. 17th July, 1836. 

334. 4. Lucy Prescott, b. 16th Aug., 1817; m. — July, 1841, 

Nahum Fisher, of Westborough, who d. 9th Feb., 1881. 

VIII. Children. (Fisher.) 

335. 1. Charles Parkman, b. 6th April, 1843 ; m. Amelia Pasco, 

of Boston, who d. ; m. for 2d wife . 

336. 2. Caroline Augusta, b. 8th July, 1845; d. 7th April, 1846. 

337. 3. Henry Herbert, b. 18th July, 1848 ; d. 23d Nov., 1848. 

338. 4. Annie Fay, b. 8th April, 1851 ; rn. Henry Staples, 28th 

June, 1877, residence Westborough. 

IX. Children. (Staples.) 

339. 1. • 2. . 



341. 5. Alice Sophia, b. 28th June, 1854; m. 25th Oct., 1882, 

William Thorn ; reside in Indianapolis, Ind. 

342. 5. Susan Brigham, b. 19th April, 1820 ; d. 28th June, 1871. 

343. 6. Hannah Sophia, b. 12th Nov., 1822 ; m. Henry C. Taft, — 

Sept., 1851 ; resided at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and after removed 
to California; she d. , 1SS7. 

VIII. Children. (Taft.) 

344. 1. Henry Rising, b. 1st Jan., 1853 ; d. 17th May, 1855. 

345. 2. Charles Parkman, b. 11th July, 1856; resides in Cali- 

fornia. 

346. 7. Samuel, b. 29th Aug., 1824; d. in St. Louis, 27th June, 

1845. 

347. 8. Maria Denny, b. 17th May, 1826 ; m. George T. Leach. 1st 

March, 1854 ; he d. — May, 1870. 

348. 4. Robert Breck, b. 29th Sept., 1787 ; d. unmarried. 

349. 5. Anna, b. 31st Dec, 1792; d. 1st Jan., 1807. 

351. 6. Mary Augusta, b. 12th May, 1796; d. 23d Dec, 1812 

352. 7. Charlotte Sophia, b. 5th Feb., 1800; m. George Denny, 13th 

May, 1824; he a merchant of Boston, (b. 1st April, 1801, d. 
14th Jan., 1852) ; was for many years president of Granite 
Bank, and treasurer Sullivan R. R. at time of his death; she 
d. 24th Nov., 1884. 



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YII. Children. (Denny.) 

353. 1. Augusta Maria, b. 28th Feb., 1825 ; m. Dr. John E. Tyler, 

[289], 8thNov., 1852; he d. 9th March, 1878; she resides 
in Boston, 1888. 

354. 2. George Parkman, b. 10th May, 1826; m. Nancy Adams 

Briggs, of Augusta, Me., 9th, Nov., 1852; he d. 23d Jan., 
1S85. 

YIII. Children. (Denny.) 

355. 1. Arthur Briggs, b. 24th April, 1855 ; m. Frances Anna 

Gilbert, of Gilbertsville, N. Y. 

356. 3. Charles Austin, b. 30th March, 1828 ; m. 10th Oct., 1860, 

Jane Stebbins Bigelow. 

VIII. Children. (Denny.) 

357. 1. Charles Bigelow, b. 18th Aug., 1861. 

358. 2. Helen Parkman, b. 25th Jan., 1864. 

359. 3. Herbert Lanier, b. 7th Jan., 1868. 

361. 4. John Tyler, b. 28th Feb., 1872 ; d. 17th Jan., 1877. 

362. 5. Charlotte, b. 13th July, 1875 ; d. 31st March, 1876. 

363. 6. George Kirkham, b. 7th Nov., 1877. 

364. 4. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 7th Feb., 1830 ; d. 7th Aug., 1854, 

unmarried. 

365. 5. Robert Breck, b. 8th Dec, 1832; m. Valeria Kendall Tit- 

comb, of Newburyport, 2d Dec. , 1856 ; in 1888 resides in 
Boston. 

YIII. Children. (Denny.) 

366. 1. Charles Frederick, b. 26th Nov., 1857; a successful 

physician in St. Paul, Minn. 

367. 6. Edward Watson, b. 12th Nov. 1836; m. Kate Brown, of 

New York, 14th March, 1871. 

368 7. James Henry, b. 2d Nov., 1838; a physician; during the War 

of the Rebellion ass't surgeon 2d Mass. Heavy Artillery; 
was taken prisoner by the rebels and suffered severe hard- 
ships ; since, a physician in New York and Boston. 

369. 8. Mary Harriet, b. 20th Sept., 1840; resides in Boston in 

1888. 

371. 9. John Arthur, b. 14th Jan., 1843 ; d. 3d Feb., 1845. 

372. 7. Samuel, b. 22d Aug., 1751; m. 11th Feb., 1773, Sally Shaw, (dau. 

of Francis and Sarah Shaw, of Boston); she was b. 25th Feb., 
1752, and d. 7th March, 1782. He m. for second wife Sally 
Rogers, (dau. of Rev. Daniel Rogers,) 8th May, 1784; she b. 5th 
Feb., 1756; he d. 11th Jan., 1784. 



28 BRECK GENEALOGY 

VI. Children. (Parkman.) 

373. 1. Samuel Burt, b. Boston, 19th Feb., 1774; d. in England, 4tb 

April, 1798 ; buried at Clapham, four miles from London. 

374. 2. Sarah, b. Brookfield, Mass., 17th Oct., 1775 ; m. Edward 

Blake, Jr., — Aug., 1798; he d. 15th Jan., 1817, aged 46 
years; she d. 18th April, 1847. 

VII. Children. (Blake.) 

375. 1. Sarah Rebecca, b. 30th May, 1799 ; m. Charles Parker 

Dexter. 

VIII. Children. (Dexter.) 

376. 1. Son. 2. Son. 

377. 3. Son. 4. Daughter. 

378. 2. Hannah Tuckerman, b. 24th Aug., 1800; d. 14th Oct., 

1814. 

379. 3. Edward, b. 15th Feb., 1802 ; d. 24th Nov., 1814. 

381. 4. Samuel Parkman, b. 30th Jan., 1804 ; m. Ann Cunningham,. 

; he d. 10th Sept., 1882. 

VIII. Children. (Blake.) 

382. 1- Daughter. 2. Daughter. 
3S3. 3. Daughter. 4. Son. 

384. 5. Francis Shaw, (named changed to Edward), b. 28th Sept.,, 

1805 ; m. ; had three children. 

385. 6. John Parkman, b. 13th April, 1807; d. , 1814. 

386. 7. James Henry, b. 7th Oct., 1808 ; m. Mary Ann Willis; had 

two daughters. 

387. 8. Susanna Parkman, b. 24th Oct., 1810; m. Richard Robbins. 

388. 9. Elizabeth Willard, b. 7th Nov., 1812 ; d. 24th Oct., 1814. 
3S9. 10. Mary Abigail, b. 15th Sept., 1814; d. 23d Sept., 1814. 

391. 3. Hannah, b. Concord, Mass., 9th July, 1777; m. Edward 

Tuckermann, of Boston; she d. , 1816; he d. . 

VII. Children. (Tuckerman) 

392. 1. Hannah, b. , 1805; m. Rev. Charles Mason. 

393. 4. Abigail, b. Boston, 14th Feb., 1779; m. Rev. Joseph Tucker- 

man, of Chelsea, Mass. 

VII. Children. (Tuckerman.) 

394. 1. Abigail P. ; m. Dr. James Spooner, of Milton. 

395. 2. Edward; d. ,1827. 

396. 5. Susanna, b. Boston, 4th June, 1780; m. 11th Sept., 1804, 

Nathaniel R. Sturgis, of Boston, (b. 17th Feb., 1779); she d. 
in Philadelphia, 16th Oct., 1827. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 29 

YII. Chtldrex. (Sturgis.) 

397. 1. Nathaniel R., (name changed to Russell, his grandfather's 

name,) b. 7th July, 3 805; m. Lucy Lyman Paine, eldest 

grand-dau. of Theodore Lyman, she d. ; m. for second 

wife Mary G. Hubbard ; she d. ; m. for third wife Julia 

Boit. 

39S. 2. Henry P. , b. 13th Oct., 1S06. 

399. 3. Samuel P., b. 18th Feb., 1808. 

401. 4. Elizabeth Parkman, b. 30th Aug., 1809 ; m. Henry Green ; 

had three sons and one daughter. 

402. 5. Susan Parkman, b. — Dec, 1810 ; m. Rev. John Parkman, 

[412] ; had one son and four daughters. 

403. 6. Sarah Blake, b. — April, 1812 ; d. , 1S14. 

404. 7. Charles James, b. — March, 1814 ; d. , 1823. 

405. 8. Sarah Blake, [534], b. , 1S15; m. Francis G. Shaw, 

[534] ; had one son and four daughters. 

■406. 9. George, b. , 1817 ; d. , 1857 ; m. ; had three 

sons and two daughters. 

407. 10. Harriet Tilden.b. , 1819; m. Wm. A. White, of Water- 

town ; had one son and one daughter. 

408. 11. James, b. — Aug., 1822; m. Mary Catherine Townsend; 

had two sons and one daughter. 

409. 12. Robert Shaw, b. 30th Aug., 1824; m. ; had 

two sons. 

411. » 6. John, b. 25th Jan., 17S2; m. Susanna Rand, dau. of Isaac % 

Rand, of Boston. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

412. 1. John, a clergyman ; m. Susan P. Sturgis, [402]; had one 

son and four daughters. 

413. 2. Anna Augusta, m. Col. D. S. Greenough ; had two sons. 

414. 3. Mary Jane. 

415. 7. Elizabeth Willard, b. 31st March, 1785 ; m. Robert Gould 

Shaw, (b. 4th June, 1776); shed. 14th April, 1823. (See 513.) 

416. 8. Francis, b. 3d June, 1788; a clergyman, (Cong.-Unit.); ordained 

8th Dec, 1813; m. Sarah Cabot, 19th Jan., 1818; she d. 23d 
Nov., 1818; m.for second wife, 7th May, 1822, Caroline Hall, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Joanna Brooks Hall, of Medford. A 
D. D., and pastor of the new North Church, Boston. He d. 
12th Nov., 1852. 

VII. Children. (Parkiian.) 

417. 1. Sarah Cabot, b. ,1819; m. William P. Atkinson. 



30 BRECK GENEALOGY 

VIII. Children. (Atkinson.) 

418. 1. Charles F. 

419. 2. Emily M., m. George Holdredge; d. 1873. 

IX. Children. (Holdredge.) 

421. 1. . 2. Henry, b. 1873. 

422. 3. Francis P., b. 1850; d. 1S74. 4. Susan. 

423. 2. Francis, b. Boston, 16th Sept., 1823; graduated at Harvard 

University, 1844; 1846 made a journey of exploration in 
the Rocky Mountains ; an author who, though partially 
blind, has achieved the first rank as a historian; m, 
Catherine S. Bigelow. 

VIII. Children. (Parkman.) 

424. 1. Grace, m. Charles P. Coffin. 

IX. Children. (Coffin.) 

425. 1. Francis Parkman, b. , April, 1880. 

426. 2. Miriam, b. —July, 1883. 

427. 3. Mary Bigelow, b. —June, 1887. 

428. 2. Francis, b. , 1855; d. young. 

429. 3. Katherine S., m. J. T. Cooledge, 3d. 

IX. Children. (Cooledge) 

431. 1. Mary, b. — May, 1881. 

432. 2. Katherine Parkman, b. —Jan., 1883. 

433. 3. Louise, b. — Aug. , 1886. 

434. 4. John Templeman, b. — Dec, 1888. 

435. 3. Caroline Hall, m. Rev. John Cordner, of Boston. 

VIII. Children. (Cordner.) 

436. 1. Mary Agnes, b. 15th Nov. 1853 ; d. 2Sth Aug. 18G7. 

437. 2. Elizabeth Parkman. 

438. 3. Caroline Parkman. 

439. 4. Mary Agnes, b. 1827 ; d. 1829. 

441. 5. George, b. — Aug. 1829 ; d. in infancy. 

442. 6. Mary Brooks, b. — Aug., 1830 ; d. — Aug., 1866. 

443. 7. Eliza Willard Shaw. 

444. 8. JohnEliot.b. — June, 1834; duringtheWar of the Rebellion 

an officer in the Union Army, and a prisoner at Macon, Ga.; 
d. — Dec, 1871. 

445. 9. George, b. 19th Feb., 1790; was a physician in Boston; m. 

Eliza McDonough ; was murdered by Prof. J. W.Webster, ,. 

1S49. 



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.VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

446. 1. George, d. in infancy. 2. George Francis. 

447. 3. Harriet Eliza. 

448. 10. Henry, (called Samuel,) b. — Sept. , 1792 ; tn. Mary Bromfield 

Mason, dau. of Jonathan Mason, Esq., of Boston. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

449. 1. Samuel. 

451. 2. Henry, lost at sea on ship " Harold," burned on passage 

from Calcutta. 

452. 3. William P. Mason. 

453. 11. Daniel, b. — Sept. 1794; m. , 1818, Harriet Tilden, who 

d. ; m. for second wife Mary McDonough. 

VII. Children, by First Wife. (Parkman.) 

454. 1. Edward Blake, b. , 1819 ; d. . 

By Second Wife. 

455. 2. Charles. 

456. 3. Mary Harriet, b. ; m. ; two sons. 

457. 8. John, b. 21st July, 1753; d. 10th Sept., 1775. 

458. 9. Anna Sophia, b. 18th Oct., 1755 ; m. Elijah Brigham, (brother of 

Susanna Brigham, who m. her brother, Breck Parkman) ; she d. 
26th Nov., 1783. 

VI. Children. (Brigham.) 

459. 1. Anna Sophia, b. 26th July, 1781; m. Jos. Freeland Bordman. 

461. 2. Elijah, b. 21st April, 1783, m. Nancy Fisher, who d. ; m. 

for second wife Mary Bush. 

462. 10. Hannah, b. 9th July, 1758; d. 14th Oct., 1777. 

463. 11. Elias, b. 6th Jan., 1761; m. Alethena Belcher, (dau. of Capt. Wm. 

and Desire Belcher,) 24th Nov., 1785; she b. 14th March, 1764, 
and d. 15th June, 1792; he tn. for second wife, Mrs. Susanna 
' * Johnson, of Needham. 

VI. Children. (Parkman.) 

464. 1. Samuel Breck, b. 11th May, 1787; m. Theresa £ ild, of 

Savannah, Ga., who died ; m. for second wife, a Jan., 

1817, Theresa E. Hasley, of May River, S. C. He wi four of 

his children lost at sea June, 1838, on the Steamer , ilaski; 
three children left at home. 

VII. Children. (Parkman.) 

465. 1. Alethena Phoebe, b. 30th Sept., 1817. 

466. 2. Samuel Fairchild, b. — May, 1819 ; d. — Oct., 1819. 

467. 3. Catherine, b. — March, 1821. 

468. 4. Caroline, b. — March, 1823. 5. Theresa, b.— Nov., 1824. 



32 BRECK GENEALOGY 

469. 6. Samuel Breck, graduated at Harvard College, 1857; was 

colonel on the staff of the Confederate general Longstreet, 
and killed at the battle of Antietam. 
(Two others; perhaps more.) 

471. 2. Lucy Huntington, b. 25th Oct., 1789. 

472. 3. Elias, b. 11th June, 1792. 

By Second Wife. 

473. 4. Alethena, b. ; d. , 1796. 

474. 5. Susanna, b. 25th Feb., 1796; m. Bicknell. 

475. 6. Sally Rogers, b. 24th Jan., 1798. 

476. 7. Johnson, b. 12th April, 1S00 ; m. Lucy Rogers. 

477. 8. Alethena, b. 17th Feb., 1802 ; m. Hall, of Sutton. 

480. IV. Samuel Breck, [122], b. 17th May, 1723; 

graduated at Harvard College, 1742; studied medicine; m. 

Elizabeth Cooley, of Springfield, Mass., about 1744; from 

about 1743, practiced medicine in Worcester, Mass., where 

he owned a house, leaving there about 1747 for Windsor, 

Conn., where he practiced his profession, and finally settled 

at Great Barrington. Mass., (prior to 1761 part of the town 

of Sheffield,) about 1750, where he was esteemed eminent in 

his profession; bought a house there in 1751; was parish 

assessor there in 1752; in 1756 was surgeon's mate in the 

regiment of Colonel Joseph Dwight in the second French 

war ; his wife d., with their infant child, of small-pox about 

1760; was one of the original founders of the Episcopal 

Church organized at Great Barrington 21st Sept., 1762; m. 

for second wife Mary Long, of Stockbridge, , 1762. As 

Dr. Breck was riding one dark night, the bridge over which 

he was passing gave way ; this fall injured him so mucl„that 

he d. soon after on the 23d of April, 1764, in Springfield. 

Widow d. . 

V. Children by First Wife. 

481. 1. Nathaniel, b. Worcester, Mass., 11th Aug., 1745. 

482. 2. Elizabeth, b. Worcester, Mass., 6th June, 17-47. 

483. 3. Anne,* b. probably about 1749. 

484. 4. Nancy, b. probably about 1751. 

485. 5. Thankful,* b. probably about 1753. 

486. 6. Samuel, [820], b. 25th May, 1755; d. at Kinderhook, N. Y., 4th 

March, 1804. 

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-487. 7. Wainwright, b. probably about 1757; recorded in West Spring- 
field ; was in the army and killed in the Indian wars. 
-488. 8. , b. probably in 1759 ; d. in infancy of small-pox. 

By Second Wife. 
489. 9. John Aaron, bap. 13th Dec, 1763. 

490. V. Edward Breck, [154], b. in Dorchester, June 2d, 
1738; m. Mary Davis, of Dorchester, 26th Feb., 1761; 
Edward d. 30th June, 1767; his widow m. John Baker, of 
Roxbury, 20th Nov., 1771. Residence Dorchester. 

VI. Children. 

491. 1. Jonathan, [830], b. 19th May, 1762; d. 29th Dec, 1829. 

492. 2. Edward, [860], b. in Dorchester, 2d March, 1764; d. 24th April, 

1838. 

493. 3. Joseph, b. 2d June, 1766; d. 28th May, 1801, at Bellingham ; a 

merchant. 

500. V. Margaret Breck, [169], b. Boston, 18th Aug., 

1730 ; m. , 1752, Captain William Nickels ; in 1770 they 

went to Gouldsborough, Me., where he was agent for Lane, 
Son, Frazier & Co., of London, England; this firm, with 
Francis Shaw, senior, and Robert Gould, of Boston, were 
building up the town, etc. ; in December, 1789, while returning 
from Boston with his grandson, George W. Shaw, [637], was 
shipwrecked off the island of Grand Menan, Me., where both 
perished of cold and exposure; their bodies were found under 
a cliff where they had sought shelter, wrapped in one great- 
coat, in a position showing the devotion of Capt. Nickels to 
his grar. dson. She d. at the age of 87; her grandson, Robert 
Gould Shaw, erected a monument in her memory at Eastport, 
Me. See appendix. 

VI. Children. (Nickels.) 

501. 1. (dau.) m. Jacob Townsley, [502], and d. . 

502. 2. Hannah, b. Boston, 20th Oct., 1754; m. , 1773, at Goulds- 

borough, Me., Francis Shaw, (b. 2Sth July, 1748). From 1770 he 
was agent for his father Francis Shaw and for Robert Gould, both 
of Boston, in building up a town, etc., at Gouldsborough, and d. 
there 17th April, 1785. She m. for her second husband, Jacob 
Townsley, [501], and d. at Steuben, Me., at the age of 81. Her 
descendants, except the following, have not been obtained. 



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VII. Children. (Shaw.) 

531. 1. Sarah, b. 24th April, 1774; d. in 1791. 

532. 2. Francis, d. in infancy. 

533. 3. Robert Gould, b.Gouldsborough, Me. ,4th June, 1776; removed 

to Boston , Mass. , at the age of 13, and entered upon a mercantile 
career; m. Elizabeth Willard Parkman, [415], 2d Feb., 1809. 
" Miss Parkman was a very beautiful and highly accomplished 
young lady, quitegay, and fond of society, but her favored suitor 
proved at last to be plain ' Cousin Robert,' with all his quaint- 
ness and his old-fashioned clothes and manners." Through 
a long career he was a most honorable man in all the relations 
of life, philanthropic, very enterprising, and highly successful > 
his wife d. 14th April, 1853 ; he never recovered from the shock 
of her loss, and d. the 3d of May following. His daughters 
say of him : " He was very tender-hearted to man and beast, 
rich and poor, old and young, gentle and simple, wicked and 
virtuous." "He was a true patriot in the best sense of the 
word." "Prosperity never injured him, and he retained t& 
the end of his life a singularly unworldly and 3'outhful spirit." 
" He had no patience with anything like cant or pretension." 
He bequeathed $400,000 to accumulate and finally found "The 
Shaw Asylum for Mariner's Children," besides other lesser 
benefactions during his life. 

VIII. Children. (Shaw.) 

534. 1. Francis George, b. 23d Oct., 1809; m. Sarah 31ake Sturgis; 

[405] ; he d. 7th Nov.. 1882. 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 

535. 1. Anna, b. 7th April, 1836; m. George William Curtis, 

(b. Providence, R. I., 24th Feb., 1824). He is an able 
author and writer, a successful lecturer, and a sterling 
patriot; for many years editor of " Harper's Monthly " 
and "Harper's Weekly," and very prominency identi- 
fied with the noble and patriotic movement for " Civil. 
Service Reform." 

X. Children. (Curtis) 

536. 1. Francis George, b. 5th Dec, 1857. 

537. 2. Elizabeth Burrill, b. 15th April, 1861. 

538. 3. Sarah Shaw, b. 17th May, 1863; d. 11th April, 

1874. 

539. 2. Robert Gould, b. Boston, 10th Oct., 1837; gradu^ tec i 

at Harvard University, 1860 ; m. Anna Kneeland Ir ag - 
gerty. During the War of the Rebellion was priva te j n 
7th N. Y. Regiment in April, 1861 ; 2d Lieut. 2d b\ ass . 



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Volunteers, 28th May, 1862; Captain same regiment 
10th Aug., 1862; Colonel 54th Mass. Volunteers, 
(colored troops,) 17th April, 1863 ; killed in assault on 
Fort Wagner, S. C, 18th July, 1863. No children. 

541. 3. Susanna, b. 31st May, 1839; m. Robert Bowne Min- 

turn. 

X. Children. (Minturn.) 

542. 1. Robert Shaw, b. 21st Aug., 1863. 

543. 2. Sarah, b. 3d Sept., 1865. 

544. 3. Edith, b. 20th June, 1867. 

545. 4. Francis, b. 1st June, 1871 ; d. 6th Jan., 1878. 

546. 5. Gertrude, b. 25th June, 1872. 

547. 6. Mildred, b. 19th Nov., 1875. 

548. . 4. Josephine, b. 16th Dec, 1843; m. Charles Russell Lowell, 

(b. Boston, 2d Jan., 1835,) during the War of the 
Rebellion he was Captain 6th U. S. Cavalry, 14th May 
1861 ; Colonel 2d Mass. Cavalry ; Brevet Brigadier 
General 19th Oct., 1864, and died of wounds received 
in action a* Middletown, Va., 20th Oct., 1864. 

X. Children. (Lowell.) 

549. 1. Carlotta Russell, b. 30th Nov., 1864. 

551. 5. Ellen, b. 1st June, 1845; m. Francis Channing Barlow, 

(b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 19th Oct., 1834). He graduated 
at Harvard University ,'1855; a lawyer: duringtheWar 
of the Rebellion private 12th N. Y. Volunteers, 1861; 
Lieutenant same regiment; Lieut. Colonel 61 N. Y. 
Volunteers; distinguished himself at battle of Fair 
Oaks; rendered important service with his regiment 
in McClellan's movement from Chickahominy to the 
James, and again at battle of Autietam, where he was 
wounded and carried off the field for dead ; was ap- 
pointed Brigadier General for distinguished conduct at 
the battle of Fair Oaks, June 1st, 1862 ; commanded 
a brigade at the battle of Chancellorsville ; was again 
severely wounded at Gettysburg; Major General 1st 
Oct., 1864; commanded a division at the Wilderness, 
Spottsylvania and assault on Petersburg, and rendered 
important service in the final pursuit of Confederate 
army; was distinguished for great courage and good 
conduct in battle throughout the war; Secretary of 
State of New York, 1866-8. 



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36 BRECK GENEALOGY 

X. Children. (Barlow.) 

552. 1. Robert Shaw, b. 4th July, 1869. 

553. 2. Charles Lowell, b. 10th Oct., 1871. 

554. 3. Louisa Shaw, b. 27th July, 1873. 

555. 2. Sarah Parkman, b. 3d March, 1811; m. George Robert 

Russell, who d. 6th Aug., 1866. 

IX. Children. (Russell.) 

556. 1. Elizabeth, b. 2d Nov., 1836; m. Theodore Lyman. 

X. Children. (Lyman) 

557. 1. Cora, b. 9th March, 1862; d. 20th July, 1873. 

558. 2. Theodore, b. 23d Nov., 1874. 

559. 3. Henry, b. 7th Nov., 1878. 

561. 2. Henry Sturgis, b. 21st June, 1838 ; m. Mary Hathaway 

Forbes. 

X. Children. (Russell.) 

562. 1. James Savage, b. 8th March, 1864. 

563. 2. Ellen Forbes, b. 30th Oct., 1865. 

564. 3. Mary Forbes, b. 28th April, 1870. 

565. 4. Margaret, b. 24th June, 1871; d. 21st Feb., 1872. 

566. 5. Howland Shaw, b. 27th Jan., 1873. 

567. 6. Anna, b. 29th Aug., 1875. 

568. 3. Anna, b. 23d April, 1840; m. Alexander Agassiz, (son 

of the celebrated naturalist) ; she d. 22d Dec, 1873. 

X. Children. (Agassiz.) 

569. 1. George Russell, b. 21st July, 1862. 

571. 2. Maximillian, b. 25th May, 1S66. 

572. 3. Rodolph Louis, b. 3d Sept., 1871. 

573. 4. Emily, b. 26th Jan., 1843 ; m. Charles L. Pierson. 

574. 5. Marian, b. 14th Nov., 1846. 

575. 6. Robert Shaw, b. 10th June, 1850 ; m. Margaret Curtis. 

576. 7. Sarah Shaw, b. 22d Sept., 1851 ; m. James Barr Ames ; 

d. 1887. 

577. 3. Samuel Parkman, b. 19th Nov., 1813; m. Hannah Buck; 

he d. 7th Dec, 1869. 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 

Elizabeth Willard,b. 5th Dec, 1842; d. 4th May, 1862. 
Francis George, b. 18th April, 1844 ; d. 15th Sept., 1844. 
Anna Blake, b. 16th Aug., IS 15. 

Sarah Francis, b. 16th Dec. 1846; d. 30th Nov. 1854. 
5. George Russell, b. 28th Oct. 1848; m. Emily Mott. 



578. 


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579. 


2 


581. 


3 


582. 


4 


583. 


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X. Children. (Shaw.) 

5S4-. 1. Francis George, b. 13th Aug., 1875. 

585. 2. Isabel, b. 18th Feb., 1877. 

586. . 3. Thomas Mott, b. 19th Sept., 1878. 

587. 6. Robert Gould, b. 6th May, 1850; m. Isabella P. Hun- 

newell. 

X. Children. (Shaw.) 

588. 1. Susan Welles, b. 9th Aug., 1876. 

589. 2. Robert Gould, b. 15th Sept., 1S77. 

591. 3. Hollis Hunnewell, b. 4th Oct., 1878. 

592. 7. Samuel Parkman, b. 27th Jan., 1852; m. Caroline 

Gertrude Bramwell. 

X. Children. (Shaw.) 

593. 1. Gertrude Bramwell, b. 20th Nov., 1875. 

594. 2. Samuel Parkman, b. 1st July, 1877. 

595. 8. Mary Gray , b. 25th June, 1853 ; d. 17th June, 1857- 

596. 9. Quiney Adams, b. 6th July, 1854; d. 18th Feb., 1857. 

597. 10. Henry Russell, b. 20th Jan. , 1856 ; d. 26th June, 1857. 

598. 11. Mabel, b. 4th Nov. , 1858. 

599. 4. Robert Gould, b. 17th Sept. , 1815 ; m. Alary Louisa Sturgis, 

he d. 2d Dec, 1853 ; she d. 9th Aug., 1870 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 

601. 1. Mary Louisa, b. 30th Aug., 1842; d. 31st Jan., 1874. 

602. 5. Anna Blake, b.6th Aug., 1817; m. Col. William Batchelder 

Greene, who d. 30th May, 1878. 

IX. Children. (Greene.) 

603. 1. Elizabeth Willard, b. 14th Sept., 1S46; d. 8th May, 

1875. 

604. 2. Sarah Russell, b. 10th March, 1848 ; d. 4th June, 1850. 

605. 3. Robert Shaw, b. 15th May, 1849 ; d. 18th May, 1S49. 

606. 4. William Batchelder, b. 11th June, 1851; m. Edith 

Phillott; she d. 6th Feb., 1879; m. for second wife 
Sarah Austin. 

X. Children, by First Wife. (Greene.) 

607. 1. Bertram William Batchelder, b. 11th Dec, 1878. 

(And three by second wife.) 

608. 6. Gardner Howland, b. 10th June, 1819; m. Cora Lyman; 

he d. let May, 1867. 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 

609. 1. Amy, b. 15th Oct., 1850 ; m. John Collins Warren. 



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38 BRECK GENEALOGY 

X. Children. (Warren.) 

611. 1. John, b. 6th Sept., 1874. 

612. 2. Joseph, b. 16th March, 1876. 

613. 2. Francis, b. 27th Nov., 1854. 

614. 3. Henry Russell, b. 25th April, 1859. 

615. 7. Joseph Cooledge, b. 22d Jan., 1821 ; a priest of the Roman 

Catholic Church; d. 10th March, 1851. 

616. 8. Elizabeth Willard, b. 3d Feb., 1823; m. Daniel Augustus 

Oliver; she d. 14th Feb., 1850; he d. , 1850. 

IX. Children. (Oliver.) 

617. 1. Robert Shaw, b. 13th Sept. 1847; m. Marion Rathborvs. 

X. Children. (Oliver.) 

618. 1. John Rathbone, b. 4th Jan., 1872. 

619. 2. Elizabeth Shaw, b. 21st Oct., 1873. 

621. 3. Cora Lyman, b. 24th Feb., 1876. 

622. 4. Marion, b. 22d Feb., 1879. 

623. 2. Francis Shaw, b. 13th Jan., 1849; d. 4th May, 1849. 

624. 9. Quincy Adams, b. 8th Feb., 1825; m. Pauline Agassiz, 

(dau. of the celebrated naturalist.) 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 

625. 1. Louis Agassiz, b. 10th Sept., 1861 ; m. Mary Salton- 

stall. 

626. 2. Pauline, b. 28th July, 1863. 

627. 3. Marian, b. 21st Feb., 1866. 

628. 4. Quincy Alexander, b. 30th July, 1869. 

629. 5. Robert Gould, b. 16th June, 1S72. 

631. 10. William Henry, b. 9th July, 1827; d. 24th Feb., 1828. 

632. 11. Marian, b. 21st Dec, 1828; m. Frederick R. Seers; she d. 

9th March, 1855. 

IX. Children. (Sears.) 

633. 1. Marian Shaw; b. 14th Feb., 1853; m. Charles T. 

Lovering. 

X. Children. (Lovering.) 

634. 1. Charles Taylor, b. 6th Oct., 1879. 

635. 2. Frederick Richard, b. 1st March, 1855 ; m. Eleonora R. 

Coolidge. 

X. Children. (Sears.) 

636. 1. Frederick Richard, b. 30th March, 1880. 

637. 4. George W., b. — Sept., 1778 ; d. — Dec, 1789. 

638. 5. Margaret N., d. in infancy. 

639. 6. William N., b. 12th Nov., 1783; m. Nancy D. Stevens; he d. 

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VIII. Children. (Shaw.) 
1. Hannah Townsley, b. 6th Oct., 1814. 
584. 2 . Mary Stevens, b. 19th April, 1816; d. 11th Sept., 1831. 

643. 3. F. Robert Gould, b. 23d April, 1818; m. Mary E. Moore; 

hed. 19th Jan., 1846. 

644. 4. John, b. 8th May, 1820 ; m R. Annette Babcock. 

645. 5. William Tuckerman, b. 22d Feb., 1822 ; m. Helen A. Crane. 

646. 6. Eliza Willard, b. 16th July, 1824; m. Seaman Leighton. 

647. 7. George Nichols, b. llthSept., 1826; m. Annie Ricketts; he 

d. 11th Dec, 1861. 

648. 8. Edward Blake, b. 30th Aug., 1828 ; d. 17th July, 1850. 

649. 9. Judith Tuckerman, b. 4th April, 1831 ; d. 9th Sept., 1834. 

651. 10. Henry Coffin, b. 9th Nov., 1833. 

652. 11. Mary Judith, b. 8th May, 1836 ; m. Wm. R. H. Dutton. 

653. 12. Sarah Russell, b. 13th Dec, 1839. 

670. V. William Breck, [176], b. Boston, Mass., 11th 
May, 1745; m. Margaret Thomas, dau. of Dr. William 
Thomas, of Plymouth, 11th July, 1771 ; (Dt^-T-homas was a VjJ v. 
hardware merchant in Boston before the Revolution) ; having 
experienced reverses in business, in 1794, settled on a farm 
at Claremont, N. H., 
where he resided to 
date of death, 22d Nov. 
1819 ; the same home- 
stead is still held by his 
descendants; was a 
merchant of unblem- 
ished character and in- 
tegrity and held many 
responsible town offi- 
ces ; his widow d. 4th 
Feb., 1820. SeeApp'x. 
VI. Children. 

671. 1. Peggy, b. 5th July, 

1773; d. 21st May, 
1774. 

672. 2. William, b. in 

Boston, Mass., 5th 
Feb., 17 75; fol- 
lowed the sea for many years as captain of a merchantman, and 
later settled at the homestead in Claremont with his sisters, Peggy, 




(APT. WILLIAM BRECK. 



40 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Nancy, Harriet and Hannah, all of cultivated attainments and 
social qualities, and all unmarried ; a gentleman of the old school 
a great reader and talented conversationalist ; followed the old 
style of powdering his hair and wearing it in a cue until his death ; 
kept a carriage and coachman, a rare thing in that country in 
those days; d. at the homestead, 13th April, 1848; never married. 
The above picture of him was copied from a portrait painted in 
1798, in China, where hewas commanding a ship; the portrait 
is now in the old homestead in Claremont. 

673. 3. John, b. in Boston, Mass., May, 1776 ; d. 26th June, 1776. 

674. 4. Peggy, b. 2d April, 1778, in Boston; d. 22d Aug., 1833, at Clare- 

mont, N. H. ; never married. 

675. 5. John, [870], b. 14th March, 1779; d. at Salem, Ohio, in 1816. 

676. 6. James, [890], b. 8th May, 1780; d. 15th Oct., 1871, in Rochester, 

N. Y. 

677. 7. Nancy, b. in Boston, 3d Oct., 1781; d. at Claremont, N. H., 1st 

March, 1858; never married. 

678. 8. Harriet, b. in Boston, 15th Sept., 1782 ; d. at Claremont, N. H., 

30th June, 1836 ; never married. 

679. 9. Betsy, b. 17th Sept., 1783 ; d. —June, 1783. 

681. 10. Henry Bowers, b. in Boston, 13th Nov., 1784; d. 12th Oct., 1785. 

682. 11. Henry, [930], b. in Boston, 26th Feb., 1786; d. 10th July, 1872. 

683. 12. Hannah, b. in Boston, 7th April, 1787; d. 22d Aug, 1858, at 

Claremont, N. H. ; never married. 

684. 13. Elizabeth, b. 3d May, 1788; d. 2d Nov., 1788. 

690. V. Samuel Breck, [177], b. in Boston, Mass., 11th 
April, 1747; m. 1st Nov., 1770, Hannah Andrews, (b. 11th 
Nov., 1747, o.s.; she was an only dau. of Benjamin Andrews, 
of Boston); in 1780 bought a house in Boston, Mass., on 
what was, in 1855, corner Winter and Tremont streets; in 
1792, on account of "iniquitous taxes " moved to 321 High 
street, Philadelphia, where he d. 7th May, 1809 ; she d. 1831 ; 
he was an opulent merchant in Boston at the time of his 
removal to Philadelphia; a gentleman of the old school, fond 
of entertaining distinguished strangers. See Appendix. 

VI. Children. 

691. 1. Samuel, [940], b. 17th July, 1771 ; d. 31st Aug., 1862. 

692. 2. Hannah, b. 7th Dec, 1772; m. in 1809, Hon. James Lloyd, (b. in 

Boston, 1769). He was Senator from Massachusetts in 1808 and 
1822; resided in Philadelphia the latter part of his life; an able 
speaker, a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an. 



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693. 
69-t. 
695. 
696. 
697. 



698. 



L.L.D.; he d.N.Y. City, 5th April, 1831; shed. Bristol, Pa., at home 
of her brother George, 24th July, 1846; no children. See Appendix. 

3. Johx, bap. 18th Dec, 1774; d. young. 

4. Lucy, bap. 9th March. 1777; d. of yellow fever at the age of 21.. 

5. Nancy, bap. 2d Aug., 1778 ; d. young. 

6. Nancy, bap. 17th Oct., 1779. 

7. Charles, bap. 21st Sept., 1782; d. at Amsterdam, Holland, May*, 
1822; never married; of literary tastes; published a number of" 
pla\ r s. See Appendix. 

8. George, [950], b. — Nov., 1785; d. 18th July, 1869. 



700. V.; Daniel Breck, [178], b. in Boston, 18th Aug. r 
1748; graduated at Princeton College, 1774; a clergyman; 
chaplain in the army during the War of the Revolution, 
accompanying Colonel 
Porter's regiment into 
Canada under Mont- 
gomery; settled at 
Topsfield, Alass., where 
he m. in 1786, Hannah 
Porter; about 1790 re- 
moved to Hartland,Vt. 
where he settled and 
remained to the date 
of his death , 1 2th Aug. , 
1845, at the age of 97 ; 
his wife d. 15th, June, 
1838, aged 81 years; 
a man of strong nerve, 
morally and physically 
courageous, a friend of 
good order, virtue and 

religion, having the esteem of all, not only as a minister, but 
also as a citizen. This picture is from a portrait (made in 
1840) now (1889) in the possession of his grandson, Judge 
Charles H. Breck, of Richmond, Ky. See Appendix. 




DANIEL BRECK. 



VI. Children. 

701. 1. Elizabeth, b. at Topsfield, 29th Jan., 1787; m. 
residence Brimfield, Portage Co., Ohio ; she d. ; 



Henry Hall ; 
hed. . 



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VII. Children. (Hall.) 

702. 1. Robert; removed to California. 

703. 2. Samuel; living in Kent, Portage County, Ohio. 

704. 2. Daniel, [1020], b. at Topsfield, Mass., 12th Feb., 17SS; d. 4th 

Feb., 1871, at Richmond, Ky. 

705. 3. HANNAii,b.Topsfield 19th Aug., 1789; d.llth Oct., 1848; unmarried. 

706. 4. Samuel, [1050], b. at Hartland, Vt., 16th March, 1792; d. at 

Canton, Miss., 31st May, 1869. 

707. 5. Dorothy, b. Hartland Vt., 9th July, 1793; d. 18th Sept., 1881, 

at Kent, Ohio; unmarried. 
T08. 6. Abigail, b. at Hartland, Vt., 13th Sept., 1795 ; m. John W. Spear, 

25th Jan., 1836; she d. 19th Sept., 1872, aged 76 years; no 

children; residence Hartland Vt., where he still resides in 1889, 

having married a second wife. See Appendix. 
709. 7. Lucy, b. at Hartland, Vt., 16th Oct., 1799; d. 16th Dec, 1838; 

unmarried. 

711. 8. Clarissa, b. 1st July, 1802; d. 17th March, 1S04. 

712. 9. Mary, b. 23d Nov., 1803; d. 28th April, 1822; unmarried. 

720. Y. Robert Breck, [182], b. Boston, 17th Feb., 1735; 
m. 2d May, 1759, Sarah Tyler (b. 1739); (her brother m. a 
dan. of Gen. Israel Putnam); business, eooperage, etc.; resided 

in Boston; had a fine resi- 
dence (Love st., N. End,) 
and silver plate for his 
day; was a patriot in the 
revolution; he d. — 1783; 
shed. — Jan., 1791; buried 
at Copp's Hill. 

VI. Children. 

721. 1. Luther, b. Boston, 
15th March, 1762; mariner; 
captured by the English during 
the War of 1S12; escaped twice, 
but recaptured, and d. during 
last confinement in Dartmoor 
prison, England; never married. 
luther breck. While in prison his portrait was 

painted by a comrade and sent 
to his relatives, but is now miss- 
ing; this picture is taken from a copy in possession of his niece, Mrs. 
Josephine Davis, of Methuen, Mass. In the original the coat is blue and the 
vest buff; the hair is the " prison crop." 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 43 

722. 2. Sibylla, b. Boston, Mass., 31st July, 1763; m., Boston, Mass., 

20th Sept., 1789, Jonathan Stodder, (son of Asa Stodder and Mary 
Slater, b. Boston, Mass., 2d Sept., 1766); residence Boston, Mass.; 
she was greatly beloved by the family connection ; he d. 20th Aug., 
1827, in Boston; she d. 1st Nov., 1847, in Chelsea, Mass. 

VII. Children. (Stodder.) 

723. 1. Jonathan, b. Boston, Mass., 28th June, 1790; m. in Winslow, 

Maine, 1st Dec, 1S30, Harriet Heald, (b. Winslow, Maine, 1st 
May, 1799); residence Boston, Mass.; she d. in Norridgewock, 
Maine, 24th Oct., 1S30 ; he m. for second wife, in New York, 
2d March, 1837, Eliza Chesterman, widow of John Bennett, 
of Hartford, Conn, (b. in New York, 25th July, 1807); she d. 
in Boston, 18th Oct , 1851, and was buried in New York; he 
d. in Brookline, Mass., 3d March, 1866. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. (Stodder.) 

724. 1. Frances Heald, b. Boston, Mass., 7th Feb., 1822; m. in 

New York, 1st May, 1847, Jabez Peirson Pennington, (b. 
Newark, N. J., 3d Dec, 1802); she d. ISth April, 1866, in 
Newark, N. J. His residence in 18S7, 2 West Park street, 
Newark; he d. 27th March, 1888, aged 86 years; a lawyer; 
held many positions of public and private trust; a prominent 
and highly esteemed member of the Episcopal Church. 

IX. Children. (Pennington.) 

725. 1. Rosalie, b. Orange, N. J., 8th Dec, 1848; m.in Newark, 

29th June, 1869, Franklin Satterthwaite, b.New York 
17th Nov., 1845; ) residence, 2 West Park street, Newark. ' 

X. Children. (Satterthwaite) 

726. 1. Pennington, b. Newark, N. J., 6th Oct., 1870. 

727. 2. Ethel, b. Newark, N. J., 17th July, 1873. 

728. 2. Francis, b. near Newark, N. J., 30th July, 1861; d. 

Newark, 6th June, 1880. 

729. 3. Louis, b. near Newark, N. J., 25th July, 1863. 

731. 2. William Warren, b. Boston, Mass., 28th Sept., 1823 ; d. 

New York, 28th Feb., 1826 ; buried in Boston. 

732. 3. William Henry, b. New York, 1st Aug., 1829; m. at 

Shakopee, Minn., 28th Jan., 1859, Lucy Maria Gere, (b. 
Granville, 111., 9th Jan., 1837,); residence St. Lawrence, 
Minn.; he d. in Brookline, Mass., 7th Jan., 1867; she d. at 
Moline, 111., 28th Feb., 1868. 



44 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children. (Stodder.) 

733. 1. James, b. 31st Oct., 1S59; d. at St. Lawrence, Minn., 

8th Dec, 1859. 

734. 2. James Frederic, b. St. Lawrence, Minn., 18th April, 

1861; in 1887 cashier of the State Bank of Burden ville, 
Cowley County, Kansas. 

735. 3. Robert Henry, b. at St. Lawrence, Minn., 12th Oct., 

1863; graduated at Columbia College, N. Y. , as mining 
engineer, 1886 ; employed in his profession at El Paso, 
Texas, where he d. after a brief illness, 28th June, 1887. 

736. 4. Frank Pennington, b. 12th Dec, 1865; d. at St. Law- 

rence, Minn., 27th May, 1866. 
By Second Wife. 

737. 4. James Chesterman, b. New York, 9th June, 1838; m. in 

Bangor, Maine, 20th Jure, 1872, Frances Loomis Taylor, 
(b. in Bangor, Maine, 4th Jan., 1851); she d. in Eastman, 
Dodge County, Ga. , 4th Marc'h, 1881, without issue; he 
m. for second wife, at Bangor, Maine, 29th Dec, 1883, 
Anne Elizabeth Brown, (b. Bangor, Maine, 27th April, 
1858); in 1889 resident of Bangor; no children. 

738. 5. George Tyler, b. New York, 24th April, 1843; graduated 

(C. E.) from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 
New York, 1863 ; in 1889 living in Bangor, Maine ; address, 
5 West Broadway. 

739. 2. Sally Breck, b. Boston, Mass., 7th July, 1792 ; never married ; 

d. at Brookline, 17th March, 1862. 

741. 3. William, b. Boston, Mass., 31st Oct., 1793; lost at sea (with 

Captain Pease) July, 1814. 

742. 4. George Tyler, b. Boston, Mass., 13th March, 1796; lost at 

sea (with Captain Swasey) Feb., 1813. 

743. 5. Joseph Slater, b. Boston, Mass., 19th Feb., 1798; d. Boston, 

30th June, 1815. 

744. 6. Samuel, b. Boston, Mass., 9th April 1800; d. in Philadelphia, 

Pa., 1831, without issue. 

745. 7. Robert Henry, b. Boston, 12th Nov., 1802 ; d. Chelsea, Mass., 

26th Oct., 1839, without issue. 

746. 8. Sibylla Caroline, b. Boston, Mass., 29th Nov., 1808; resided 

in Boston, Chelsea and Brookline, Mass.; d. at Brookline, 
16th Sept., 18S6 ; her adopted dau. Martha m. Wm. J. Seaver, 
and in 18S9 lives in Brookline. 

747. 3. Sarah, bap. 9th June, 1765 ; never married ; d. . 

748. 4. Robert, bap. 9th Sept., 1766; never married; d. . 

749. 5. Moses, [1070], bap. 3d April, 176S; d. at Plymouth, Mass., — 

May, 1807. 



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DORCHESTER BRANCH 45 

751. 6. Deborah, bap. 6th Nov., 1769; m. W. Blake, 9th May, 1795; in 

her youth her family thought her the ' ' handsomest girl in Boston " ; 
she d. ; no children. 

752. 7. Joseph, [1090], bap. 10th Oct., 1771; d. at Littleton, Mass., 27th 

June, 1822. 

753. 8. Hannah, bap. April, 1772; d. young, 

754. 9. Ann, bap. 30th July 1774; d. young. 

755. 10. Hannah, bap. ,1776 ; never married ; d. . 

756. 11. Samuel, [li 10], b. 27th Feb., 1778; d. suddenly in Boston, Mass., 

20th March, 1809. 



760. V. Robert Breck, [191], b. 3d June, 1737; m. 
Rachael Hunt, 5th Sept., 1764; she d. 30th Aug., 1824, aged 
82; he d. 19th Dec., 1799; residence Northampton, Mass.; 
was clerk of the courts from 1781 to 1798, seventeen years ; 
his clerkship included the courts of the counties of Hampshire, 
Franklin and Hampden ; his record books are still preserved ; 
they are written in a handsome hand, the ink pure black, and 
are worthy of being taken as models now; Robert with his 
sons, Edward, Theodore and Joseph H., was a trader and 
importer; Robert and George Breck, [194], first traded in a 
small store on the Joseph Hunt lot on Elm street ; they began 
in 1766; Robert Breck's store stood near the Round Hill 
road ; this store was removed to Shop Row, and located on 
the present site of General Cook's marble block. 

VI. Children. 

761. 1. Joseph Hunt, [1120], b. 3d Jan., 1766 ; d. 10th Nov., 1801. 

762. 2. Robert, b. 7th Jan., 1768; d. 14th May, 1774. 

763. 3. John, [1140], b. 22d April, 1770 ; d. 26th Feb., 1827. 

764. 4. William, b. 25th Oct. , 1773 ; d. 11th Sept., 1797 ; no issue. 

765. 5. Robert, b. 28th Dec, 1775 ; d. 16th March, 1801, in the Island of 

Nevis, West Indies; no issue. 

766. 6. Edward, b. 19th July, 1778; d. 15th Oct., 1803, at Bristol, 

England ; no issue. 

767. 7. Theodore, b. 14th March, 1782; d. 17th Feb., 1805; no issue. 

770. V. George Breck, [194], b. 10th Sept., 1742; 
graduated at Yale College in 1761 ; m. Mercy Merrick, dau. 
of Deacon Joseph Meirick, of West Springfield, Mass., 19th 
Nov., 1766 ; d. at the home of his son-in-law Richard Beebe, 
of Springfield, Mass., 22d July, 1S08 ; he was an enterprising 
merchant of West Springfield, Mass., and a landowner. 



46 BRECK GENEALOGY 

VI. Children. 

771. 1. George, b. , 1767; d. , 1787; no descendants. 

772. 2. Mercy, b. , 1770 ; d. , 1772. 

773. 3. Mercy, b. ,1772; m. Jonathan Chapin ; she d. 26th Jan., 

1851. 

VII. Children. (Chapin.) 

774. 1. Evelina, b. , d. , aged 63. 

775. 2. Mary, d. young. 

776. 3. Jonathan, b. ; d. at the age of 33 years at Jamaica, W. I. 

777. 4. Mary Merrick, b. 1810; m. Luther Howard ; removed to 

Milwaukee, Wis., where she d. — March, 1842. 

778. 5. Joseph Corbin, b. 24th Oct., 1815; m. 16th June, 1842, at 

West Ganville, Mass., Margaret Maritta Smith, dau. of John 
F. Smith and Caroline E. Seward (a distant relation of Hon. 
W.H.Seward); he is now living at Gainesville, Fla. ; shed. — ^. 

VIII. Children. (Chapin.) 

1. Mary Maritta, b. 19th July, 1845; resides in Washington, 
D. C 

2. Seward Breck, b. 21st Aug., 1848; a physician; m. Allie 
Kennedy Burbank, of Pittston, Maine, 24th Nov. ,1876. 

Larry, b. , 1773 ; d. , 1777. 

Helena Talcott, b. , 1775; m. Aaron Wright; settled in 

Hanover, N. H., where he was a merchant and for many years 
postmaster; she d. , 1861. 

VII. Children. (Wright.) 

784. 1. George Talcott, b. ; graduated at Dartmouth College, 

1809; lawyer at Schenectady, N. Y. 
Merrick. 3. Henry. 

Francis, b. ; living in Ohio, in 1887. 

Julia, b. ; never married. 

Eliza, m. Joseph Hitchcock, of Pittsford, Vt.; settled in Fred- 
ericktown, Ohio. 

VIII. Children. (Hitchcock.) 

789. 1. H. C. Hitchcock, clergyman Day Street Church, Sommer- 

ville, Mass. 

791. 7. Wealthy, b. ; m. Ephraim Foot. 

792. 8. Sarah, b. ; never married ; d. at Fredericktown, Ohio. 

793. 6. Sarah, b. , 1777; m. Adonijah Nash ; she d. 14th Feb. 

1858. 



779. 




781. 




782. 


4 


783. 


5 



785. 


2 


786. 


4 


787. 


5 


788. 


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VII. Children. (Nash.) 

794. 1. Betsy, d. . 

795. 2. Edwin B.; residence Fort Edward, N. Y.; d. 1888. 

796. 3. Julian, d. in infancy. 
4. Francis, d. in infancy. 

797. 5. Harriett, b. ; m. Herrington ; residence No. 245 

Seventh Street, Jersey City, N. J. 

798. 6. Charles B., d. . 

7. Maria, d. . 

799. 8. Helen Talcott, b. 13th June, 1818 ; m. Joel M. Baldwin, 8th 

May, 1845; he b. in Andover, Vt., 17th March, 1812. 

VIII. Children. (Baldwin.) 

801. 1. William M., b. 9th Aug., 1846. 

802. 2. Melvin C, b. ; m. 17th April, 1878, Helen S.Capron. 

IX. Children. (Baldwin.) 

803. 1. Wesley M., b. 18th Aug., 1879. 

804. 9. Charlotte S., b. 4th Jan., 1822 ; m. William Eddy (b. 1st Sept., 

1808,) 8th March, 1842; he d. 23d Aug., 1884; she resides at 
53 Grand Division street, Troy, N. Y. 

VIII. Children. (Eddy.) 

805. 1. Charlotte A., b. 5th May, 1851; m. J. A. Cipperly, 4th 

May, 1871 ; residence, 1887, 88 Fifth street, Troy, N. Y. 

IX. Children. (Cipperly.) 

806. 1. Clark, b. 21st Oct., 1886. 

807. 2. Charles G., b. 7th July, 1857; m. Abbie N. Ingalls, 18th 

Oct., 1882; residence, 1887, 53 Grand Division street, Troy, 
N. Y. 

808. 3. William B., b. 19th May, 1865. 

809. 7. Elizabeth, b. , 1779; m. Richard Beebe,of Wilbraham, Mass.. 

16th April, 1801 ; she d. , 1868 ; he d. , 1812. 

VII. Children. (Beebe.) 

811. 1. Richard, b. 5th Feb., 1802 ; graduated at Dartmouth College, 

1824; went south as a teacher in 1825 ; returned to Springfield, 
Mass., 1834, and engaged in manufacture of pianofortes and 

improving them by the attachment of monochords ; he d. , 

1878. 

812. 2. Eliza M., b. , 1804 ; d. , 1876. 

813. 3. Maria, b. ,1808;d. ,1829. 



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814. 4. George Breck, b. , 1810; m. Eliza J. Skinner, of Springfield, 

Mass., , 1850; shed. , 1882; he d. , 1868; he was 

a pianoforte manufacturer of Springfield, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Beebe.) 
.815. 1. HarrietteM.,b. , 1851; now a resident of West Spring- 

field, Mass. The writer acknowledges the very friendly and 
important assistance he has received from this daughter in 
his genealogical work. See Appendix. 

816. 2. Amelia, b. 1853; d. 1858. 

817. 8. Larry, [1160], b. 1782; d. 1839. 

820. V. Samuel Breck, [486], b. 25th May, 1755; m. 23d 
Oct., 1777, Elizabeth Allen, a sister of the "famous fighting- 
parson," Tom Allen, and a first cousin of General Ethan Allen; 
Ihey resided at Northampton, Mass. , where she d. 13th March, 
1826, aged 67; he was in business there in company with 
Samuel Clark and built a store in 1789 ; about 1795, he 
separated from his wife, leaving the children with her, and 
removed to Kinderhook, N. Y.; m. at Lebanon Springs, N. Y., 
1797, Airs. Hannah Davison, (maiden name Baldwin) : she 
had two daughters by her first husband, (James Davison, b. 
1756; m. 1790; d. 1793,) Abigail B., who m. Beardsley 
Northrop, and Elizabeth : he d. 4th March, 1804, at Kinder- 
hook; second wife d. 17th Sept., 1832, aged 72. 

VI. Children, by First Wife. 

821. 1. Samuel, b. at Northampton, Mass., 6th Oct., 1778; d. in Savannah, 

Ga., 14th March, 1814. 

822. 2. Eunice, b. at Northampton, Mass., 14th March, 1781 ; m. Increase 

Clark, ; he d. 2d March, 1826; she d. at Northampton, 13th 

Dec, 1857. 

823. 3. Joseph, [1170], b. at Northampton, Mass., 17th April, 1785; d. 

at Elmira, N. Y., 4th Jan., 1854. 

824. 4. Wainwright, b. at Northampton, Mass., 2d Oct., 1788 ; d. at same 

place 4th Oct., 1811. 

825. 5. Aaron, [1210], b. at Northampton, Mass., 2d Aug., 1791; d. at 

same place 3d Oct., 1868. 
£26. 6. Moses, b. at Northampton, Mass., 4th July, 1793; residence 
Northampton, Mass.; m. Judith Kingsleyat Northampton; a man 
well known in the Connecticut Valley, and beloved for his piety ; 
a strong advocate of the cause of temperance and anti-slavery; his 
business burned out three times by the "rum party"; he d. 10th 
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By Second Wife. 



827. 7. John Baldwin, [1220], b. at Ballston, N. Y., 6th Oct., 1789; d. 
16th Jan., 1838. 

830. VI. Jonathan Breck, [491], b. 19th May, 1762 ; m. 
Patience Dunton, (b. 24th Nov., 1765,) 26th March, 1789; 
resided in Medfield, Mass., where he carried on the business 
of currier; removed to Union, Maine, in 1820; Jonathan d. 
at that place, 29th Dec, 1829, aged 67; shed, at Hope, Maine, 
25th Aug., 1856, aged 90 years and 6 months ; the last seven 
years of her life were passed with her daughter Amy. See 
Appendix. 

VII. Children. 

831. 1. Edward, [1230], b. 3d Jan., 1790, at Medfield, Mass.; d. 24th 

Sept., 1848. 

832. 2. Benjamin Dunton, [1270], b. 14th Feb., 1792, at Medfield, Mass., 

d. 13th April, 1868. 

833. 3. Joseph, [1290], b. 1st July, 1794, at Medfield, Mass.; d. 14th 

June, 1873. 

834. 4. Amy, b. at Medfield, Mass., 1st July, 1796; m. Jacob White, 1818; 

residence at Thomaston, Hope, and after 1859, Union, Maine; he 
d. 18th April, 1874; she d. 23d Oct., 1882; she was in feeble health 
for many years before her death, but her mind never failed, nor her 
unselfish interest in her relations and friends. " Her habit of life 
was to make the best of everything." 

VIII. Children. (White.) 

835. 1. Catherine P., b.at Thomaston, Maine, 25th June, 1819; d. 3d 

April, 1859 ; unmarried ; was a very patient invalid for many 
years. 

836. 2. Samuel, b. 1st Nov., 1820, at Hope, Maine ; a farmer at North 

Beverly, Mass.; in. 15th April, 1846, Mary D. Curtis, of Ware- 
ham, Mass., who d. 27th March, 1869; m. for second wife 
Abigail Bachelder, of North Beverly, Mass., 25th Feb., 1880. 





IX. 


Children. (White.) 


837. 


1. Harley C. 


2. Stephen D. 


839. 


3. Frank A. 


4. Katie Breck 



841, 3. Thomas Prentiss, b. 20th April, 1823 ; m. Eliza F. Boardman, 

of Hope, Maine, 8th Feb., 1852; a jeweler at Union, Maine; 
d. 6th June, 1871; she d. 6th Sept., 1876. 



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50 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children. (White.) 

842. 1. Edward Breck. 2. Charles P. 

84-3. 3. Fannie A. 

844. 4. Joseph, b. , 1815 ; d. 3d May, 1827- 

845. 5. Jonathan, b. 27th March, 1828; m.Mary A.Burkett.of Union, 

Maine, 1st April, 1870; a farmer at Union, Maine. 

IX. Children. (White.) 

846. 1. Joseph H. 2. Jonathan BrecK. 

847. 3. George W. 

848. 6. Joseph, b. 13th Jan., 1831 ; m. Helen L. Bachelder, of Union, 

Maine, 2d June, 1861 ; a merchant in Union, Maine ; he d. 14th 
Jan., 1862; she d. 10th March, 1862; no descendants. 

849. 7. Cynthia M., b. at Hope, Maine, 20th Dec., 1837; in 1889, 

resides at Union, Maine; unmarried. 

851. 5. Samuel, b. 9th June, 1798, at Medfield, Mass.; never married; 

d. , 1875. 

852. 6. William, [1300], b. 19th April, 1800, at Medfield, Mass., d. , 

1877. 

853. 7. Margaret, b. 28th April, 1802, at Medfield, Mass.; d. March 5th, 

1821; unmarried. 

854. 8. Jonathan Davis, [1310J, b. 23d March, 1805, at Medfield, Mass.; 

d. 12th Dec, 1862. 

855. 9. Elias, L1320], b. 9th May, 1807, at Medfield, Mass.; d. 1884. 

860. VI. Edward Breck, [492], b. 2d March, 1764, at 
Dorchester, Mass.; learned the trade of hatter at Milton; 
m. Sarah Vose, of Milton, (b.25th June, 1767, in Stoughton,) 
10th Dec, 1794; settled in Salem, Mass., but soon after 
removed to Medfield; he d. 24th April, 1838, at Milton, 
himself and wife having passed the latter years of their lives 
with their son Charles; she d. 18th Feb., 1850, at the same 
place. 

VII. Children. 

861. 1. Francis V., b. 1st Tune, 1796; d. 20th March, 1823, at Medfield, 

Mass.; unmarried. 

862. 2. Charles, [1330], b. 11th Jan., 1798, at Medfield; in 1889 living 

at Milton, Mass. 

863. 3. Sarah, b. Medfield, 28th Feb., 1800; d. 13th Sept., 1824. 

864. 4. Edwin, [1340], b. 13th April, 1802, at Medfield; d. 18th Aug., 

1S88, at Milton, Mass. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 51 

865. 5. Mary Davis, b. 16th April, 1804; m. 10th Nov., 1840, Charles J. 

Adams, of Boston, a merchant; no children; he d. 20th March, 
1848 ; she is now living in Milton, Mass. 

866. 6. James, [1350], b. at Medfield, 11th March, 1807; d. at Milton, 

14th May, 1884. 

870. VI. John Breck, [675], b. in Boston, Mass., 14th 

March, 1779 ; m. , 1805, Miss Seraph Dwight Foster, 

(b. 2d Nov., 1782,) dau. of Hon. Perigrine Foster ; she d. 31st 

July, 1806 ; he m. for second wife Anna Stanley, (b. , 

1789,) 1810; a farmer; removed to Salem, Ohio, about 

1808, and d. at his residence on his farm, fifteen miles from 

Marietta, Ohio, in 1816; his widow m. John Salmon, ; 

she d. in Whitley County, Ind., , 1866, leaving three 

children by her second marriage. 

VII. Children, by First Wife. 

871. 1. William Foster, [1360], b. 27th April, 1806; d. 8th Aug., 1864^ 

By Second Wife. 

872. 2. Seraph Stanley, b. 15th Jan., 1811, in Washington County, 

Ohio; m. Lewis Olney, ; she d. . 

VIII. Children. (Olney.) 

873. 1. Sarah, m. A. J. Gantz ; they live on a farm at Blendon Corners, 

Franklin Count}', near Columbus, Ohio. 

874. 2. CynthiaE.,m. John Freeman; resides in Madison County, Ohio; 

P. 0., Big Plain. 

875. 3. Cynthia Burr, b. in Washington County, Ohio, 1st Nov., 1812; 

m. in Delaware County, Ohio, Wm. J. Elliott, (b. 14th Oct., 1809,) 
27th Feb., 1832; he a farmer; they lived in Delaware County, 
Ohio; he d. 21st Sept., 1875, at Ashley, Delaware County; she is, 
1889, living with her grand-daughter, Mrs. E. B. Cornell, at 56 
Harbor street, Cleveland, Ohio. 

VIII. Children. (Elliott.) 

876. 1. John Santford, b. 24th April, 1839 ; d. 3d April, 1845. 

877. 2. Mary A., m. Isaiah Williams, of Peckaway County, Ohio, 19th 

April, 1857 ; she d. 27th Aug., 1861 ; he is now, 1887, living in 
DeGraff, Ohio, having m. a second wife. 

IX. Children. (Williams.) 

878. 1. Mary Correne, b. 8th March, 1S60; m. , Elbert B. 

Cornell, (b. 3d Aug., 1858,); they live in Cleveland, Ohio; 
he is a merchant. 



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52 



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X. Children. (Cornell.) 

879. 1. Arnold Elliott, b. 30th Sept., 1884. 

881. 2. Daughter, b. 6thMay, 1887. 

882. 3. Archibald Franklin, b. 13th Feb., 1842 ; d. 5th April, 1842. 

883. 4. John Thomas, b. 19th Aug., 1814; d. at the age of fourteen years. 

890. VI. James Breck, [676], b. in Boston, Mass., 8th 
May, 1780; m. Martha Burr, (b. —July, 1794, in Croydon, 

N.H.,) 7th Nov., 1811; 
she d. in Rochester, N. 
Y., 2d April, 1869; she 
was a person of great 
force of character and 
rare grace of manners ; 
he established himself 
in mercantile business 
in Newport, N. H., in 
1804, where he re- 
mained until 1840, 
when he closed up his 
affairs there, and re- 
moved to Rochester, N. 
Y., where he resided 
jamks breck. until his death, 15th 

Oct., 1871. See Appen- 
dix. 

YIL Children. 

891. 1. Martin Burr, [1370], b. at Croydon, 15th Oct., 1812; d. at 

Rochester, N. Y., 26th Oct., 1876. 

892. 2. Margaret Ann, b. at Croydon, 24th April, 1814; m. Hamlet H. 

Perkins, from Massachusetts; they resided for ten years at Como, 
111., and from there removed to the Falls of the St. Croix, Wis., 
where Judge Perkins was accidentally drowned in the winter of 
1850-1; Mrs. Perkins removed to Rochester, N. Y. , in 1851, and 
after making many changes d. in St. Paul, Minn., 1 7th Oct., 1873, 
where she had finall}- settled ; her tastes were highly intellectual; 
she was a great reader and fine conversationalist ; in person she 
was tall, of graceful carriage, with a voice peculiarly soft and 
gentle. 




DORCHESTER BRANCH 53 

VIII. Children. (Perkins.) 

893. 1. Ellen, m. Charles Lester Yale; residence St. Paul, Minn.; he d. 

1885 ; after the death of her husband she removed to New York 
City. 

894. 2. Fannie, m. William Dean Webb, a distinguished lawver, now 

of Atchison, Kansas. 

IX. Children. (Webb.) 

895. 1. Nellie Perkins, b. , 1865. 

896. 2. Harriet Perkins, b. , 1866 ; m. M. J. Wesphling, 1887 ; 

residence, Kansas City, Mo. 

897. 3. Margaret Breck, b. , 1870. 

898. 4. Fanny May, b. , 1873. 

899. 5.. Marian, b. ,1876. 

901. 6. Mabel, b. , 1880. 

902. 3. James Breck, b. ; m. 1874, Miss Mary Martindale, dau. 

of Gen. John H. Martindale, of Rochester, where they reside; 
he is a lawyer and author. 

903. 3. William, [1380], b. Newport, N.H.; 14th Dec, 1816, d. 18th Aug., 

18S4. 

904. 4. James, b. Newport, N. H., 29th July, 1819; graduated at Dartmouth 

College; residence, Oakland, Cal.; a lawyer; unmarried. 

905. 5. Francis, [1390], b. Newport, N. H., 5th July, 1821; resident of 

Bellevue, Idaho. 

906. 6. Franklin, b. Newport, N. H., 5th July, 1821 ; d. in infancy. 

907. 7. Mary. b. at Newport, N.H., 10th March, 1824; unmarried; resided 

at the old homestead in Rochester, N. Y. ; d. 15th April, 1888. 

908. 8. Samuel, [1400], b. at Newport, N.H., 7th March, 1826; a resident 

of Oakland, Cal. 

909. 9. Martha, b. at Newport, N. H., 21st April, 1828; m. 1st Oct. 

1851, William F. Cogswell, (b. Perington, 27th Sept., 1824,) of 
Rochester, N. Y.; Martha d. in Rochester, N. Y., 31st Oct., 1881 ; 
he is now a very prominent lawyer in Rochester, N. Y., of the firm 
of Cogswell, Bentley& Cogswell, (his son-in-law and son), Powers 
Building. 

VIII. Children. (Cogswell) 

911. 1. Martha Burr, b. 1st Aug., 1851; m. 9th May, 1878, S. D. 

Bentley, of Rochester, N. Y.; lawyer; office in Powers Building.. 

IX. Children. (Bentley.) 

912. 1. Cogswell, b. 29th May, 1880. 

913. 2. Alexander, b. 17th Nov., 1881. 

914. 3. Harold Dudley, b. 24th May, 1885. 

915. 2. Mary Alice, b. 17th July, 1854; m. Timothy Stevens, of No. 

36 West Fifty-ninth street, New York, 15th Oct., 1885. 



54 



BRECK GENEALOGY 



916. 

917. 
918. 

919. 
921. 
922. 



923. 

924. 
925. 



3. William Nathaniel, b. 9th July, 1858; a lawyer in Rochester; 
address, Powers Building, Rochester, N. Y. 

4. Margaret Perkins, b. 22d Dec, 1861. 

5. Francis Howland, b. 1st Nov., 1864. 

10. Ellen, b. Newport, N. H., 3d Sept., 1830 ; residence at the home- 
stead in Rochester, N. Y. 

George, [1410], b. at Newport, N. H., 18th Aug., 1833; present 
residence, New York City. 

Emma, b. at Newport, N. H.; m. 4th Oct., 1871, George Wentworth 
Richardson, (b. Claremont, N. H.,) who d. at Chester Hill, Alt. 
Vernon, N.Y., 5th Aug., 1881 ; she resides at 209 South Fifty-sixth 
street, New York City. 

VIII. Children. (Richardson.) 
2. George Burr, b. New York City ; residence, 209 South Fifty- 
sixth street, New York City. 

2. James Breck, b. New York City. 

3. Helen Breck, b. New York City. 



11 



12 



930. VI. Henry Breck, [682], b. Boston, 26th Feb., 
1786; m. Keziah Marsh, of Croydon, N. H., 3d Nov., 1818, 

who d. 29th June, 
1826 ; m. for second 
wife, Sarah Towne, 
4th Oct., 1827; upon 
arriving at manhood 
engaged in business as 
merchant in Croydon ; 
established a branch 
house at Cornish, N.H., 
followed by years of 
successful trade; in 
course of time closed 
his business in Croydon 
and moved to Cornish 
with his family, contin- 
uing his business there 
until 1848, when, upon 
the death of his brother 
William, he relinquished his mercantile business to his sons 
and moved upon the "home farm " in Claremont, where he d. 




HENRY BRECK. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 



55 



10th July, 1872 ; his widow resides with their son Charles P., 
on the "home farm " in Claremont. 

VII. Children, by First Wife. 

931. 1. John Thomas, [1420], b. Croydon, N. H., 30thNov., 1819; residence 

Lebanon, N. H. 

932. 2. Robert, [1430], b. Croydon, 14thFeb., 1821; d. Springfield, Mass., 

25th July, 1885. 

933. 3. Henry, [1450], b. Croydon, 25th Aug., 1822 ; residence, Newton, 

ville, Mass. 

934. 4. William, [1460], b. Croydon, 17th Dec, 1825; residence Claremont, 

N. H. 

By Second Wife. 

935. 5. Sarah Ann, b. Croydon, 25th Dec., 1828 ; m. Reuben B. Ellis; now 

living in Claremont ; no children. 

936. 6. Ellen Maria, b. Croydon, 4th May, 1832; d. 4th Dec, following. 

937. 7. Samuel, [1470], b. Croydon, 30th Sept., 1833; resident of Minne- 

apolis, Minn. 

938. 8. Edward Wallace, [1480], b. Cornish, N. H., 18th Aug., 1837; 

residence, Helena, Montana. 

939. 9, Charles Pattesh all, [1490], b. Cornish, N.H., 15th Jan., 1844; 

resides on the old 
homestead in Clare- 
mont, N. H. 

940. VI. Samuel 
Breck, [691], b. 17th 
July, 1771, in Boston, 
Mass.; educated at the 
Royal Military Acad- 
emy, Loreze, France, 
1783 to 1787; m. 24th 
Dec, 1795, Jean Ross, 
dau. of an eminent mer- 
chant of Philadelphia ; 
residence, Sweetbriar 
Cottage, near Philadel- 
phia, and after 1838 in 
Philadelphia, Pa.; 
member of Congress, 

1823-5, and many years a member of the State Legislature 
of Pennsylvania ; published a historical sketch of Continental 




HON. SAMUEL BRECK. 



56 



BRECK GENEALOGY 



paper money and some historical addresses; his "Recollec- 
tions," edited by H. E. Scudder, were published in Philadel- 
phia in 1877; "A courteous and honorable gentleman of 
integrity and obstinate firmness in principle, of sound 

judgment and generous nature". His wife d. , 1857; he 

d. 31st Aug., 1862, at the age of 91 } r ears and 46 days; he 
retained all his faculties to the end of his life, and was pres- 
ident of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of 
the Blind to within three months of his death. See Appendix. 

VII. Children. 
941. 1. Lucy, d. at the age of 21 ; no descendants. 

950. VI. George Breck, [698], b. in Boston, Mass., 
— Nov., 1785; m. Catherine D. Israel, (b. in the Island of 

Jamaica) 1807; resi- 
dence within present 
city limits of Philadel- 
phia, and later at Bus- 
tleton and Bristol, 
Bucks County, Pa.; 
' ' These parents united 
in bringing up their 
family to habits of 
industry and regular 
attendance on divine 
service, being both 
members of the Epis- 
copal Church"; he d. 
18th July, 1869, at the 
age of 84; she d. . 




GEORGE BRECK. 



VII. Children. 

951. 1. MARY.b.lOth Nov., 1808; m. Lawrence Lardner; residence, Penn 

sylvania ; lie d. ; she d. . 

VIII. Children. (Lardner.) 

952. 1. Hannah. 2. George. 

953. 3. Kate. 4. Richard, m. Kate Breck, [152 ±], 

954. 5. Alexander, m. . 



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DORCHESTER BRANCH 57 

955. 2. Samuel, [1500], b. 25th May, 1810; resided in Wisconsin; d.lOth 

Sept., 1880. 

956. 3. Anna L., b. 26th Feb., 1S12; m. William H. Aspinwall, of New 

York City, (b. New York City, 16th Dec, 1807). He was trained 
as a merchant in the house of his uncles, G. G. & S. Howland, and 
taken into the firm in 1832 ; in 1837 he was one of the new firm 
of Howland & Aspinwall ; this house had the largest Pacific trade 
of any in New York besides doing an extensive business with the 
East and West Indies, England, and the Mediterranean ; in 1850 
he retired from active management of the firm and secured a contract 
for a line of mail steamers from the Isthmus of Panama to Cali- 
fornia, and a concession from the government of New Grenada 
for the construction of a railroad across the isthmus ; the road 
was completed after many difficulties, and opened in February, 
1855, the eastern terminus being named Aspinwall in his honor; 
he was president of the Pacifie Mail Steamship Company until 
1856; during the last twenty years of his life he traveled much, 
and made an important collection of paintings; he d. 15th Jan.,, 

1875 ; she d. . 

VIII. Children. (Aspinwall.) 

957. 1. Anna, m. James Renwick, architect; residence, New York; she 

d . 

958. 2. Lloyd, b. 1830; m.Harriette Prescott DeWolf; Gen. Aspinwall 

d. at Bristol. R. I., 4th Sept., 1886; she d. 13th Aug., 1888, at 
same place. See Appendix. 

IX. Children. (Aspinwall.) 

959. 1. William H. 

961. 2. Lloyd, m. Cornelia Sutton. 

X. Children. (Aspinwall.) 

962. 1. Lloyd. 

963. 3. John, a clergyman; m. Julia Titus, who d. ; m. for second. 

wife Bessie Reed. 

IX. Children, by First Wife. (Aspixwall ) 
961. 1. Harry. 2. George, d. . 

965. 3. Woolsey. 4. Louis. 

By Second Wife. 

966. 5. Anna. 

967. 4. Louisa, m. John W. Minturn, who d. . 

IX. Children. (Minturn.) 

968. 1. Lulu, d. . 

969. 2. Susan, m Paul Tuckerman. 

971. 3. Anna, d. . 

972. 4. Kate. 

973. 5. John. 

974. 5. Kate, m. Ambrose Kingsland. 



58 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children. (Kingsland.) 

975. 1. Son, d. in infancy. 

976. 4. William, [1530], b. 29th May, 1813 ; d. 26th April, 1870. 

977. 5. Eliza, b. at Bustleton, Pa., 16th May, 1815; educated at Bethlehem 

Pa., and Burlington, N. J.; m. Samuel Payne Reed (b. 1815) 27th 
June, 1837 ; he was a physician b\' profession and by occupation 
a cotton planter, with residence at Beaufort, S. C, until his death, 
14th April, 1855 ; Dr. Reed was of remarkable musical talent, 
having composed at the age of 18 an opera which was published 
in Europe; he was noted for his great physical strength, after his 
death she returned to Pennsylvania with her family, and resides 
at Bristol, Pa. 

VIII. Children. (Reed.) 

978. 1. Samuel, b. 7th June, 1838, in Philadelphia ; m. Kitty Williams ; 

a physician at Scranton, Pa., 

IX. Children. (Reed.) 

979. 1. Homer. 2. Samuel. 

981. 3. Kate. 4. Luke C. 

982. 2. William, b. Philadelphia, Pa., 9th June, 1839 ; residence Scran- 

ton, Pa.; engineer on the China steamers from San Francisco, 
Cal., in 1886. 

983. 3. Clara, b. 10th July, 1840 at Beaufort, S. C. 

984. 4. Anna, b. at Beaufort, S. C; m. Rev. Wm. Neilson. 

IX. Children. (Neilson.) 

985. 1. Bessie Reed. 

986. 5. Eliza May, b. at Beaufort, S. C. 

987. 6. Lucy B., b. at Beaufort, S. C; m. John Mitchell. 

IX. Children. (Mitchell.) 

988. 1. Elsie. 2. Samuel. 

989. 3. George. 4. John. 

991. 7. George, b. at Beaufort, S. C. 

992. 8. Jennie M., b. at Beaufort, S. C. (And two died in infancy.) 

993. 6. Charles, [1540], b. 19th Aug., 1816; a clergyman and D. D.; in 

1889, of Wilmington, Del. 

994. 7. J.Lloyd, [1550], b. 27th June, 1818; clergyman and D.D.; d. 30th 

March, 1876. 

995. 8. George, [1560], b. 23d Nov., 1819 ; d. . 

996. 9. Catherine, b. 8th Sept., 1821; in 1889, resides at Sunnyside, 

Barrytown, Dutchess County, N. Y. 

997. 10. Henry, b. July 5th, 1823; d. young. 

998. 11. Jane Moore, b. 6th Jan., 1825; m. John Lloyd Aspinwall, of the 

well-known New York City firm of Howland & Aspinwall ; he d. 
— May, 1873 ; her residence in 1889, Barrytown, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. See Appendix. 






DORCHESTER BRANCH 59 

VIII. Children. (Aspinwall.) 
•999. 1. William, b. ; d. . 

1001. 2. John, b. ; m. Laura P. Elderkin, [1513], , 1882, who d. 

, 1883 ; m. for second wife Julia Wilson. 

1002. 3. Emily, b. ; d. . 

1003. 4. Helen L., b. 23d Dec., 1862 ; m. Rev. Francis E. Shober, 11th 

April, 18S2. 

IX. Children. (Shober.) 

1004. 1. Jane A., b. March, 1883. 

1005. 2. Francis E., b. —Jan., 1885. 

1006. 12. Joseph, b. 30th July, 1826; d. young. 

1007. 13. John Malcolm, [1570], b. 9th April, 1828; residence, Portland, 

Oregon. 

1008. 14. Lucy, b. at Bustleton, 11th Nov., 1830 ; m. Henry Shaw (b. Dublin, 

12th Sept., 1822.) 21st June 1S53; residence, Morristown, N.J. 
VIII. Children. (Shaw.) 

1009. 1. William A., b. 7th Feb., 1855 ; m. Adelaide Gamble. 

IX. Children. (Shaw.) 



2. Gertrude F. 
4. Lucy H. 



1011. 1. William A. 

1012. 3. Elliott W. 

1013. 5. Daughter. 

1014. 2. Anna, b. 2d 

Nov., 1856; 
res., Morris- 
town, N.J. 

1015. 3. LucyBreck, 

b. 8th June, 
1865 ; resd'nc, 
Morristown, 
N.J. 

1016. 4. Henry, b. 28th 

Dec, 1870; res- 
idence, Morris- 
town, N.J. 

1020. VI. Daniel 
Breck, [704], b. at 
Topsfield, Mass , 12th 
Feb., 1788 ; graduated 
at Dartmouth College 
in 1812; studied law; 

moved to Richmond, Ky., in 1814; m. 2d June, 1819, Jane 
Briggs Todd, (an aunt of the wife of President Lincoln); 




JUDGE DANIEL BRECK. 



60 BRECK GENEALOGY 

judge of county court; member state legislature 1824 to 
1829; president Branch Bank of Kentucky in Richmond; 
member of Congress from 1849 to 1851; L. L. D. Transylvania 
University 1843; d. 4th Feb., 1871, at Richmond, Ky.; his 
wife d. 30th May, 1855; during the late war Judge Breck 
was a firm Unionist ; he was a famous chess player. See 
Appendix. 

VII. Children. 

1021. 1. John Todd, b. 29th May, 1S20; d. — Feb., 1839; after gradu- 

ating from Yale College with honor. 

1022. 2. Daniel, [1580], b. 4th April, 1822 ; d. 18th March, 1856. 

1023. 3. Anne Maria, b. 25th March, 1824; m. 2d June, 1842, Frank A. 

Ramsay, M.D.; she d. in Memphis, Tenn., 28th May, 1868; he 
a physician at Knoxville, Tenn., and d. 26th May, 1884. 

VIII. Children. (Ramsay.) 

1024. 1. Daniel Breck, clergyman of the Episcopal Church at Aurora, 

Ind. 

1025. 2. Mary, m. Almon Brooks, M. D., of Chicago; residence, 2548 

Indiana avenue, (1887.) 

Jennie, m. George Washington, a lawyer of Newport, Ky. 
Bettie Breck, m. Alexander Baird, a teacher in Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

Minnie, m. John Kennedy, M. D. , of Knoxville, Ky. 
Emma C, m. Edward 0. Weed, a merchant of New York City. 
4. Samuel, b. 30th Nov., 1825; d. accidentally 24th Aug., 1846, while 
on his way home from a visit to his uncle at Huntsville, Ala. 

1032. 5. Robert Levi, [1590], b. Richmond, Ky., 8th May, 1S27; now 

resides (18S9) near Richmond, Ky. 

1033. 6. James William, b. 21st May, 1829 ; d. 31st March, 1884 ; never 

married ; was for many years a merchant at Savannah, Mo., and 
for the last fifteen j^ears of his life an invalid. 

1034. 7. Edward Cruft, [1610], b. 15th April, 1831 ;d. accidentally 9th 

Feb. , 1SS9. 

1035. 8. Elizabeth Hannah, b. 5th Oct., 1834 ; m. 10th Jan., 1853, Judge 

Wm. C. McDowell, (b. 7th June, 1828); he was a lawyer, and 
during the last years of his life practiced in Leavenworth, Kan.; 
he was accidently killed in St. Louis, Mo., 16th July, 1867; she 
is living in Richmond, Ky. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. (McDowell.) 

1036. 1. Jane Todd, b. 2d July, 1855 ; now living with her mother in 

Richmond, Ky. 



1026. 


3 


1027. 


4 


1028. 


5 


1029. 


6 


1031. 


4. S^ 



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DORCHESTER BRANCH 61 

1037. 2. Daniel Breck, b. 26th June, 1857; now (1889) residing in 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

1038. 3. Sallie Allen, b. 24th Feb., 1861 ; m. J. Irvine Blanton, a lawyer 

of Cynthiana, Ky., 28th Oct., 1886. 

1039. 4. Bessie Breck, b. 9th July, 1867. 

1041. 9. Charles Hamden, [1620], b. 26th June, 1837; residence, Rich- 
mond, Ky. 

1050. VI. Samuel Breck, [706], b. near Hartland, Vt., 
16th March, 1792 ; at the age of 20 removed to Huntsville, 
Ala., as tutor, where he studied medicine with Dr. A. R. 
Erskine; graduated at Philadelphia Medical College, and 
settled to the practice of his profession in Triana, Madison 
County, Ala, where he purchased later a plantation ; in part- 
nership with his brother Daniel bought two plantations in 
Mississippi, one in Yazoo County and the other in Noxubee 
Count}' ; both of these last were lost through their endorsing 
for a friend in Mobile; about 1832 Dr. Breck removed to 
Huntsville, Ala., where with ample means he established a 
home; m. in New York City, 23d Oct., 1834, Alary M. Keese ; 
during the Rebellion the principal part of his property was 
swept away; in 1867 Dr. Breck and his wife removed to 
Canton, Miss., to reside with their daughter; "Dr. Breck 
was one of the most accomplished, old-fashioned, Christian 
gentlemen who ever contributed intelligence, grace, cheerful- 
ness and humor to any society " ; he d. at Canton 31st May, 
1869 ; she d. — Sept., 1882, at the same place. See Appendix. 

VII. Children. 

1051. 1. Percy, b. at Huntsville, Ala., 9th March, 1836; d. at St. Louis, 

Mo., 9th March, 1855, suddenly of cholera; had finished his 
collegiate course at 19 years of age and entered upon a business 
career; a most promising young man. See Appendix. 

1052. 2. Eliza, (called Liley,) b. at Huntsville, Ala., 9th Sept., 1838; m. 26th 

Oct., 1858, in Richmond, Ky., to Edwin A. Ford, (b. Columbus, 
Miss, — Jul} r , 1836,) of Nashville, Tenn.; residence in Nashville 
until 1860, when they removed to Canton, Miss., where the family 
now reside; Mr. Ford graduated from Harvard University in 
1857, and is a civil engineer by profession; during the war of 
secession was an officer of engineers in the C. S. Army; the prop- 
erty of Mrs. Ford, her husband and their families was swept 



1054. 




1055. 




1056. 




1057. 


2 


1058. 


3 


1059. 


4 


1061. 


5 


1062. 


6 


1063. 


7 



62 BRECK GENEALOGY 

away by the war, but since, Mr. Ford and his family, through 
some hard struggles, enjoy a fair measure of prosperity with a 
happy household of, until recently, four generations under their 
roof tree. 

VIII. Children. (Ford.) 

1053. 1. Pauline Rodes, b. at Nashville, Tenn., 3d Feb., 1860 ; m. 21st 

May, 1878, James D. McKie, of Canton, Miss., where they 
resided ; she d. 16th Feb., 1885. 

IX. Children. (McKie.) 

1. Nathan Whitehead, b. 23d Aug., 1879. 

2. Edwin Ford, b. 28th Aug., 1881. 

3. Robert Bennett, b. 30th July, 1884. 

Mary, (called Minnie,) b. 5th April, 1861. 
Percy Breck, b. at Canton, Miss., 16th Aug.. 1862; d. at 
Huntsville, Ala., 21st June, 1863. 
Carrie Livingston, b. Canton, 16th Feb., 1866. 
Samuel Breck, b. Canton, 6th March, 1871. 
6. Helen Breck, b. Canton 1st Sept., 1874. 
Susie Steele, b. Canton, 25th Sept., 1877. 

1070. VI. Moses Breck, [749], b. in Boston, Mass.; bap. 
3d April, 1768 ; m. 16th April, 1797, Mary Waite ; early 
residence on a farm on an island in Boston Harbor, later in 
Boston, and later at Plymouth, Mass., where he owned a 
shipyard, and had an extensive business ; as a young man 
while on a voyage around the world was in Paris during the 
French Revolution and witnessed the execution of Louis 
XVI.; d. at Plymouth, Mass., — May, 1807. 

VII. Children. 

1071. 1. Moses Tyler, [1630], b. Plymouth, Mass., 22d Jan., 1802; d. 

Worcester, Mass., 19th March, 1863. 

1072. 2. Jane, b. Plymouth 11th Lee, 1805; m. John Davis 24th Nov., 

1825; had two children who d. young; she d. 28th Nov., 1829. 
See [1074]. 

1073. 3. Sarah Tyler, b. 1803; d. 24th Oct., 1824; never married. 

1074. 4. Josephine, b. 2d Dec, 1807, in Plymouth ; m. at Methuen, Mass., 

24th Feb., 1831, John Davis., (his first wife was her sister Jane); 
he d. in 1874, aged 73 years; she lives at Methuen, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Davis.) 

1075. 1. Josephine, m. Jacob Emerson, of Methuen, Mass., where they 

reside; he is cashier Methuen National Bank; has been state 
senator and representative. 



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63 



IX. Children. (Emerson.) 



1076. 
1077. 

1078. 



1079. 
1081. 
1082. 

1083. 
108-4. 
1085. 



1086. 



1. Alice Woodbury. 
3. Marion Breck. 



2. John Davis. 

4. Charles Phillips. 



2. Jane B., m. Samuel Crocker, of Boston ; hed. 1878; she resides 
at Methuen, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Crocker.) 

1. Caroline Stodder, b. , 1864. 

2. Catherine Foxcroft, b. 1872. 

3. Joseph Davis, b. , 1874. 

3. Helen Eliza, b. , 1839 ; d. at age of 7 months. 

4. Charles Henry, b. 1847; d. 1859. 

5. John E.,b. , 1840; m.Mary E.Gosse; residence, Portland, 

Maine. 

IX. Children. (Davis.) 
1. Edward Breck, b. 1868. 



1090. VI. Joseph Breck, [752], b. in Boston Mass., 10th 
Oct., 1771; mariner; m. Lucy Everett, (b. Dorchester, Mass., 
29th June, 1786); 12th 
Oct. ,1809; commanded 
merchant ships of the 
first-class, sailing from 
Boston "to all quarters 
of the globe"; wassail- 
ing master U. S. Navy 
at the Charlestown 
Navy Yard, Mass., dur- 
ing the War of 1812; re- 
puted a skillful seaman 
and navigator ; retired 
from sea service in 
1814, bought a farm 
in Littleton, Mass., 
and settled there, where 
hed. 27th June, 1822; 
his widow d. at the 

same place 8th July, 1872; both buried at Littleton, Mass. 
The above picture is copied from a portrait painted in Trieste 
in 1808. 




CAPT, JOSEPH BRECK. 



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VII. Children. 

1091. 1. Joseph, [1640], b. 17th Sept., 1810; resides at No. 343 west 

Fifty-sixth street, New York City. 

1092. 2. Robert, b. at Littleton, 3d Dec, 1811 ; d. 1857. 
Iu93. 3. Lucy Ann, b. 12th Dec., 1813 ; d. young. 

1094. 4. Sarah, b. at Littleton, 8th Dec., 1815; m. Marshall S. Hagar, 

of Waltham, Mass., (b. 21st June, 1810,) who d. at Portland, 
Me., 10th Feb., 1862 ; she now resides at Richmond, Me. 

VIII. Children. (Hagar.) 

1095. 1. Henry Sidney, b. Richmond, Me. ,6th Aug., 1837; d. 7th March, 

1868. 

1096. 2. George Marshall, b. Richmond, Me., 3d April, 1841 ; residence, 

Richmond, Me. 

1097. 3. William Stratton, b. Richmond, Me., 28th Nov., 1846; resi- 

dence, Richmond, Me. 

1098. 4. Sarah Jane, b. Richmond, Me., 30th March, 1848; m. John 

Henry Danforth, (b. Boston, 15th Jan., 1843; in 1886, of 
Trenton, N.J. (Hotel Windsor.) 

IX. Children. (Danforth.) 

1099. 1. John Hagar, b. Chelsea, Mass., 25th Sept., 1872. 

1101. 5. Lucy Amelia, b. Richmond, Me., 8th March, 1851; m.Wm.D. 

Eshelman; in 1886, of Philadelphia, Pa., 2201 Mt. Vernon 
street. 

1102. 6. Mary Louise, b. Richmond, Me., 30th May, 1860 ; m. Wm. G. 

Reed, (b. Waldoborough, Me., 4th May, 1858,) in 1886, of 
Roxbury, Mass., (23 Savin street.) 

IX. Children. (Reed.) 

1103. 1. William G., b. 5th Sept., 1884. 

1104. 2. Edwin Curtis, b. 7th March, 1886. 

1105. 5. Amelia Josephine, b. 19th Nov., 1817; d. young. 

1106. 6. George Stodder, b. 12th Jan., 1820; d. young. 

1107. 7. Henry Everett, b. 22d Aug., 1822; d. young. 

1110. VI. Samuel Breck, [756], b. at Boston, Mass., 27th 
Feb., 1778; m. 20th Feb., 1806, Ruth Church Magoun, (b. 
Pembroke, 28th Jan., 1782,) dau. of Aaron and Mary 
Magoun, of Pembroke, Mass.; a successful shipmaster; resi- 
dence, Boston, and later, Pembroke, Mass.; accidentally 
killed on board his ship 20th March, 1809, at Long Wharf, 
Boston, Mass., at the moment of his return from France, by 
the fall of a broken topmast upon him as he was hauling the 
ship into that wharf; Capt. Breck was buried atCopp'sHill. 



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65 



She m. for second husband, 25th April, 1816, Thomas Eaton 
of Boston, where the}- resided (4 Gooch St.); no children by 
second marriage; she d. 27th Jan., 1817, buried at Copp's 
HiU. Mr. Eaton m. for second wife 26th Jan., 1822, Mary 
Nichols, and d. at his residence 9th Dec, 1824, aged 44. Mrs. 
Eaton m. for her second husband, 28th Sept. 1826, James 
Sullivan Savage, of Boston, who built Bunker Hill monument. 

VII. Children. 

1111. 1. Samuel, [1650], b.in Pembroke, 16th Nov., 1806; d.28th Sept., 

1876, at Bridgewater, Mass. 

1112. 2. Joseph, [1660], b. in Pembroke, 15th July, 1808; d. 7th Sept., 

1879, at Chelsea, Mass. 

1120. VI. Joseph Hunt Breck, (761), b. 3d Jan., 1766 ; 
m. Abigail Kingsley, 1st Sept., 1791; he was a jeweler at 
Northampton, Mass., and d. 10th Nov.. 1801; she m. for 
second husband, 8th Jan., 1805, Azariah Pease, by whom she 
had Fanny Breck, Abigail Pomeroy, and Richard Smith; she 

d. 20th Jan., 1846, aged 79. 

VII. Children. 
1121. 1. Rachel, b. 22d July, 1792; m. 20th Jan., 1819, George Hooker, 
M. D., of Springfield, Mass., (son of Hon. John Hooker and Sarah 

Dwight); he d. ; she d. 1883, aged 81. 

VIII. Children. (Hooker.) 
Sarah Dwight, b. 13th Jan., 1820; d. 18th April, 1825. 
Robert Breck, b. 31st Jan., 1821; m. 16th Jan., 1855, Mary 
Ophelia Young, of Liberty, N. Y. 

IX. Children. (Hooker.) 

1. Mary Augusta, b. 3d Jan., 1857. 

2. George Breck, b. 8th June, 1860. 

3. Elizabeth Dwight, b. 4th Dec, 1863. 
Lucy Ashman, b. 16th Dec, 1822; d. 1st Oct., 1823. 
Mary, b. 10th Aug., 1824. 

John, b. 5th June, 1826; m. 2d Oct., 1855, Ellen Eliza Bliss, 
of Long Meadow, Mass , where they now (1S89) reside. 

IX. Children (Hooker.) 

1. Harriet Breck, b. 19th Sept., 1857; m. William S. Bacon, 
of Springfield, Mass., 4uh Feb.. 1880. 

2. Mary Dwight, b. 15th Nov., 1859 ; m. J. Blake Kendall, 
of Washington, D. C, 31st Jan., 1883. 

3. George Bliss, b. 7th June, 1861. 

6. Sarah Dwight, b. 8th Jan., 1S28. 

7. George, b. 26th March, 1S30; d. 3d May, 1831. 

8. Josiah, b. 19th May, 1833; d. 8th Nov., 1862. 



1122. 


1 


1123. 


2 


1124. 




1125. 




1126. 




1127. 


3 


1128. 


4 


1129. 


5 



1131. 

1132. 

1133. 
1134. 
1135. 
1136. 



66 



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1137. 2. Fanny, b. 31st May, 1794; d. 8th July, 1802. 

1138. 3. Joseph Hunt, [1670], b. 9th July, 1798; d. 21st June, 1880. 

1140. VI. JohnBreck, [763], b.22d April, 1770; m. 1794, 
Electa Bridgman,by whom he had Martin, who d. 12th Dec., 
1797, and Electa, who m. JosiahP. Graves, and left numerous 
descendants; she d. 16th April, 1800; m. for second wife 
Clarissa Allen, (b. 12th July, 1789,) dau. ofRev. Thomas Allen, 
of Pittsfield,Mass.; shed. 6thDec, 1831; he was the first post- 
master of Northampton, appointed by President Washington 
in 1792; was Lieut-Colonel 40th U. S. Infantry from 19th July 
1813, to 15th June, 1815, and during a portion of the time 
commanded Fort Independence in Boston Harbor ; he d. 26th 
Feb., 1827, aged 56, at Northampton, Mass., in the home- 
stead, built in 1784, now standing, and owned by his son. 
VII. Children, by Second Wife. 

1141. 3. Robert, b. 21st Dec, 1S05; d. 21st May, 1813. 

1142. 4. Edward, [1680], b. 17th Feb., 1807; physician; d.26thNov., 1866. 

1143. 5. Theodore, b. 20th Kov., 1808; educated at Northampton and 

Amherst, Mass. ; removed 
in 1830 with his brothers 
Edward and John Adams 
to Cayuhoga Co., Ohio, 
and established the town of 
Brecksville; a successful mer- 
chant and prosperous farmer 
in the town of Brecksville; 
a great favorite with his 
nephe ws and nc ices; has been 
county commissioner of Cay- 
uhoga Co., representative to 
state legislature for six years 
and state senator for a num- 
ber of years; the writer ac- 
knowledges hisindebtedness 
to Mr. Breck for his encour- 
agement and assistance in 
the preparation of this book. 

1144. 6. Elizabeth White, b. 31st Aug., 1810, d. 8th July, 1811. 

1145. 7. Elizabeth Maria, b. 18th Sept., 1814 ; m. 20th April, 1842, Hon. 

Frederick William Choate, councellor-at-law at Northampton, 
Mass.; she d. at Beverly Mass., 17th Oct., 1853, where he is now 
(1889) living; office, 23 Court street, Boston, Mass. 




HON. THEODORE BRECK. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 



6T 



VIII. Children. (Choate.) 

1146. 1. Elizabeth Breck, b. 30th Jan., 184-3; m. 21st May, 1873, 

Samuel J. Foster, a retired shipmaster; residence, Beverly, 
Mass. 

IX. Children. (Foster.) 

1. Alice Choate, b. 7th Feb., 1877. 

2. Frederick W. C, b. 10th Feb., 1881. 

2. Alice Dunlap, b. 29th Aug., 1845 ; a very successful teacher in 
the normal school of St. Louis, Mo., lives at 3101 Washington 
avenue in 1888. 

3. Theodore Breck, b. 22d Nov., 1848; d. at the age of 5 and 
one-half years. 

4. Grace F., b. 12th Aug., 1851; m. Charles L.Eaton, of Maiden, 
Mass., 14th Oct., 1874; he is one of the firm of S. S- Peirce 
& Co., wholesale grocers, Boston. 

IX. Children. (Eaton.) 

1153. 1. Bessie L., b. , 1876- 

1154. 8. John Adams, [1690], b. 19th Jan., 1820; now resides at Brecks- 

ville, Ohio. 



1147. 
1148. 

1149. 



1151. 



1152. 



1160. VI. Larry Breck, [817], b. - 
Cramer, about 1815; he d. 1839; she d. 



1782 : m. Anna 



1161. 



1162. 

1163. 
1164. 
1165. 



VII. Children. 

1. Maria, m. Joseph Kirk; a farmer; they live in Pleasant Valley, 
Dutchess County\ New York. 

VIII. Children. (Kirk.) 
1. George E., unmarried. 

2. Eliza Ann, d. . 

3. Susan J., d. . 

4. George Cramer, b. 27th Feb., 1827; formerly a cotton manu- 
facturer and vocal music teacher, but now and for the past twenty 
years a farmer; Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York. 

1170. VI. Joseph Breck, [823], b. at Northampton, 
Mass., 17th April, 1785; m. Elizabeth Bowen, of Rehoboth, 
Mass., 20th Oct., 1805; she d. 25th June, 1850; he d. at 
Elmira,N.Y., 4th Jan., 1854; was an abolitionist and a hard 
worker early in the anti-slavery struggle. 



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VII. Children. 

1171. 1. Caroline Clark, b. in Clarendon, Vt., 16th June, 1806; m. Joseph 

Barber, ofWorcester, Mass., 25th Sept., 1834, who d. at Angelica, 
N. Y., 27th April, 1869; she is now living at Cleveland, Ohio, 
(1888); he was a merchant at Angelica, N. Y.; no children. 

1172. 2. Allen Yales, [1700], b. 9th July, 1807; d. at Bound Brook, N. J., 

24th July, 1876. 

1173. 3. George Wainright, [1720], b. 20th Aug., 1809; d. at Bath,N.Y., 



1174. 



1175. 



1176. 



1177. 



117S. 



1179. 

1181. 
1182. 

1183. 



1.184. 



Elizabeth Ann, b. at Hardwick, Vt.,4th Dec, 1811 ; m. John F. 
Geiger, 27th Oct., 1836; he was a merchant at Angelica, N. Y., 
and d. 15th Dec, 1840 ; m. for second husband Benjamin Sackett, 
4th Jan., 1842 ; he was principal of the academy at Ovid, N. Y., 
and d.at Lebanon Springs, 1870. 

VIII. Children, by First Husband. (Geiger.) 

1. Edwin Breck, b. 29th Jan., 1840; m. Marion Crumb, , 

1865; merchant in Cleveland, Ohio. 

IX. Children. (Geiger.) 
2. Berty,b. 1866 at Cleveland, Ohio; now resides in New York 
City. 

By Second Husband. (Sackett.) 

2. Sarah L., b. 28th Feb., 1844; m SylvanusCobbin 1861, who 
d. the same year; rn. for second husband E. J. Crocker (b. and 
educated in England) 18th July, 1876; he is a commission 
merchant. 

3. Dora M., b. 16th Aug., 1848; m. Morris Sutliff, , 1864; 

he was a merchant of Cleveland, Ohio, where he d. 7th Dec, 
1884; she m.for second husband Egbert E.Morse, 10th Sept., 
1887. 

IX. Children, by First Husband. (Sutliff.) 

1. William E., b. Cleveland, Ohio, 1865; he is an artist in 
Cleveland. 

2. Maud E., b. Cleveland, Ohio, 1867. 

3. Bessie D , b. Cleveland, Ohio, LS69 ; in 1887 at Helmuth 
College, London, Canada. 

Maria Louisa, b. 30th Oct., 1814, m. Horatio Campbell Staniford, 
of Portland, Me., (b. 1811) 30th March, 1834; he d. at Saginaw, 
Mich., 1870; after her husband's death removed to California, 
and is now living with her dau.,Mrs. Dr. J. P.Dudley in San Jose, 
California. 

VIII. Children. (Staniford.) 
1. Eugene, b. 30th May, 1835, in Angelica, Allegnany County, 
New York; d. 1857, beloved and lamented as a vomit; man of 
great promise. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 



69 



1185. 



2. George Breck, b. 



1838 ; served in the 23d New York 



1186. 

1187. 
1188. 

1189. 
1191. 
1192. 
1193. 
1194. 



1195. 
1196. 



1197. 
1198. 

1199. 
1201. 
1202. 
1203. 
1204. 



Volunteer Infantry during the Rebellion, and mustered out 
with his regiment as lieutenant ; m. in Milwaukee, Wis., early 
in 1859 Sarah Therese Morgan ; removed to California soon 
after the close of the Rebellion, and now lives at San Luis 
Obispo. 

IX. Children. (Staniford.) 
1. Bessie, b. ; m. Clarence Warren . 

X. Children. (Warren.) 
1. Son, b. , 1883. 



2. George Breck, b. 



m. 



; resides at San Jose, Cal. 



X. Children. (Staniford.) 
1. Son, b. , 1885. 

3. Horace. 

4. Therese. 

5. William. 

3. William Allen, b. at PenYan, New York, 10th Aug., 1848; m. 
1871, Mary Cleve, of Cleveland, Ohio, residence since marriage, 
Adrian, Mich. 

IX. Children. (Staniford.) 
1. Hattie Louise, b. 28th Nov., 1873. 

4. Lizzie Louise, b. 10th July, 1842 ; m. 1874, Dr. John P. Dudley; 
they now reside at San Jose, Cal. 

IX. Children. (Dudley.) 

1. Mary Louise, b. 24th March, 1876, in San Jose, Cal. 

2. Flora Helen, b. 11th June, 1880, in San Jose, Cal. 

5. Joseph Breck, b. Penn Yan, New York, 13th Dec, 1845; in 
1887. unmarried. 

6. Samuel Perry, [1730], b. 18th March, 1817; d. at Greenfield, 
Mass., 29th July, 1880. 

7. William Gilmax, [1740], b. 14th Nov., 1818; a plvysician at 
Springfield, Mass.; d. 22d Jan., 1889. 

8. Joseph Bowen, [1750], b. 27th Jan., 1821 ; d. at Elmira, New 
York, 18th March, 1855. 

9. Edward Ruthven, [1760], b. 3d May, 1823; d.25thNov., 1845. 



1210. VI. Aarox Breck, [825], b. at Northampton, 
Mass., 2d Aug., 1791; m. Grace Eastman, of Hadley, Mass., 
7th Nov., 1815; residence, Northampton, Mass.; a deacon 
in the First Congregational Church, known and respected 
for his consistent Christian character and life; he d. at 
Northampton, Mass., 3d Oct., 1868; she d. . 



70 BRECK GENEALOGY 

VII. Children. 

1211. 1. Julia A. C, b. at Northampton, Mass., 21st Aug., 1816; d. at 

same place 18th Sept., 1849. 

1212. 2. Eunice A., b. at Northampton, Mass., 18th Oct., 1818; d. at 

same place 5th Jan., 1854. 

1213. 3. Aaron, [1770], b. at Northampton, Mass., 12th Oct., 1820; d. 

in Lawrence, Kas., 14th May, 1886. 

1214. 4. Lucinda, b. 24th Sept., 1822; m. Edward E. Wright, 29th Nov., 

1852 ; now living in San Francisco, Cal. 

IX. Children. (Wright.) 

1215. 1. Son. 2. Son. 3. Son. 

1216. 5. Samuel, b. 23d Aug., 1824; graduated at Brown's University, 

Rhode Island, in 184S; taught several years and d. at North- 
ampton, Mass., 24th June, 1853. 

1217. 6. Elizabeth, b. 29th June, 1826; now, 1889, residing with her 

sister Ruth in Chicago, HI. 

1218. 7. Susan C, b. 12th May, 1828; m. John W. Hubbard lltf Jan., 

1855; d. 9th Nov., 1855. 

1219. 8. Ruth S., b. 30th June, 1830 ; now, 1889, residing with her sister 

Elizabeth in Chicago, 111. 

1220. VII. John Baldwin Breck, [827], b. at Ballston, 
Saratoga County, N. Y., 6th Oct., 1798 ; learned the business 

of a clothier in Pittsfield, Mass.; m. , 1825, Jemima A. 

Spaulding (her mother was a cousin of General Ethen Allen,) 
of New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Mass., (b. — June, 
1810); he owned and operated a woolen factory at Stratton's 
Falls, Roxbury, Delaware County, N. Y.; was a gentleman of 
strict integrity, fine manners, and a superior vocalist and 
musician ; he d. at Roxbury 16th Jan., 1838 ; she m. 22d June, 
1843, for her second husband Col. William Jordan, of Hills- 
dale, Columbia County, N. Y. ; no issue by this marriage; 
Col. Jordan d. 24th May, 1852; she m. 16th March, 1853, 
for her third husband, at Hillsdale, Abram J. Morehouse, 
of Chatham, N. Y., by whom she had Ida J., who d. 19th 
July, 1873, aged 19, unmarried; Mrs. Morehouse d. 1st Oct., 
1879. 

VIII. Children. 
1221. 1. Marcia Ann, b. at Bovina.N. Y., 15th March, 1826; d. 18th Aug., 
1827, at same place. 



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1222. 2. Lucia Elizabeth, b. at Roxbury,N. Y., 21st April, 1828 ; educated 

at Young Ladies' Institute, Pittsfield, Mass.; m. George Robinson ; 
they lived at Hudson, N. Y.; she d. 3d Oct., 1859 ; no children; he 
is, in 1889, living at the same place. 

1223. 3. Orson Allen, [1780], b. Roxbury, Delaware County, N. Y.,24th 

Feb., 1830; in 1889 resides at Paw Paw, Mich. 

1224. 4. Phoebe Pauline, b. at Roxbury, N. Y., 12th Feb., 1833; m. 

Henry H. Angell at Auster City, N. Y., 7th Oct., 1857; she was 
a devout Christian and a beautiful singer; she d. at Milton, 
DuPage County, 111., 18th Dec, 1864 ; he m.for second wife Miss 
Julia A. Catlin, of New York, by whom he has four children ; in 
1871 they removed to Oak Park, Cook County, 111., where they 
now (1889) reside. 

IX. Children. (Angell.) 

1225. 1. Edward Breck, b. 15th Aug., 1858; resides at Virginius, 

Colorado ; unmarried in 1889 ; is connected with a mining 
company. 

1226. 2. Lucia Elizabeth, b. 25th Sept., 1859; resides in 1889 at 

Naperville, DuPage County, 111. 

1227. 3. Jennie C, b. 1st Dec, 1860; m. Edward C. Pratt, 6th Dec, 

1883 ; in 1889 he is a stock farmer at Chamberlain, Dakota ; 
no children. 

1228. 4. Ephraim Grant, b. 23d July, 1862; removed to Dakota in 

1882; m. Alice E. Sherrill, 6th Dec, 1884; has a farm of 320 
acres near Chamberlain, Dakota. 

X. Children. (Angell.) 

1229. 1. Jennie Pauline, b. 6th Oct., 1886. 

1230. VII. Edward Breck, [831], b. at Medfield, Mass., 
3d Jan., 1789; m. 1816, Roxanna Dean, of Dover, Mass.; in 
his younger days a teacher; was fond of books, music, 
painting and flowers, with a talent for versification ; an 
excellent and useful citizen ; held some of the important town 
offices; he d. at China, Maine, 21th Sept., 1848; "much 
missed from the neighborhood where he had lived for seven- 
teen years prior to his death " ; she d. 3d Jan., 1851. 

VIII. Children. 

1231. 1. Ellen Dunton, b. 25th April, 1817; m. Wm. H. Healy, leather 

dealer, of Boston; she d. 18th March, 1869. 

IX. Children. (Healy.) 

1232. 1. Ellen Caroline Oilman, of Boston. 

1233. 2. William Ed ward, graduate of Harvard Law School; of Boston. 

1234. 3. Elizabeth Gilman, d. in infancy. 



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1235. 4. Frank Dale. 5. Nathaniel. 

1236. 6. George Edward, of Texas. 

1237. 7. Adelaide Josephine (adopted ). 

123S. 2. Edward, (1800) b. 13th Jan., 1819 ; now (1889) at Vassalboro, 
Me. 

1239. 3. Rebecca Russell, b. 23d Oct., 1820; m. 24th Sept., 1845, Hon. 
Thomas Rice, a wealthy paper manufacturer, of Newton Lower 
Fal's, Mass.; he received a classical education, and graduated at 
Harvard College; studied law and was admitted to the bar; 
elected representative to congress twice; he d. 1854 ; she resides 
at Newton Lower Falls. 

IX. Children. (Rice.) 

1241. 1. Thomas Edward, b. Newton Lower Falls, Mass., 9th Oct., 

1847; m. Martha C. Hagar, of Newton, 24th Sept., 1870. 
X. Children. (Rice.) 

1242. 1. Isabel Breck, b. 29th May, 1887 ; d. in infancy. 

1243. 2. Frederic William, b. Newton Lower Falls, Mass., 30th Jan., 

1850; m. Mrs. Ellen F. Breck, [1830J, — Jan., 1883; he d. 
17th Feb., 1885, leaving no issue. 

1244. 4. Lucy Copeland, b. 11th April, 1822; d. in infancy. 

1245. 5. Margaret B., b. 21st Dec, 1823 ; m. George Washington Ayer at 

China, Me., 14th Nov., 1848; (b. at Monmouth, Me., 3d Aug., 
1823); she d. 1st Aug., 1885, at Unity, Me. 

IX. Children. (Ayer.) 

1246. 1. Charles Burt, b. China, Me., 22d Jan., 1S51 ; in. Sophia 

Theresa Kakas at West Medford, 22d Jan., 1880; address, 
24 Congress street, Boston. 

1247. 2. Edward Breck, b. China, 31st Oct., 1853 ; d. at Albion, Me., 

18th March, 1856. 

1248. 3. Alton Erbert, b. Albion, Me., 24th Jan., 1856 ; m. at Worcester, 

Mass., Eliza Ann Tuttle, 3d Nov., 1886. 
1241). 4. MaryRoxana,b. Albion, 24th July, 1858; m. Horatio S.Ayer, 

at Lincoln, Me., 29th Sept., 1879. 

X. Children. (Ayer.) 

1249.1. 1. Wm. Robinson, b. Lincoln, Me., 24th Aug., 1880. 

1249.2. 2. Nathan Clifford, b. Lincoln, Me., 15th Aug., 1882. 

1249.3. 3. Margaret Breck, b. Lincoln Me., 1st April, 1887. 

1251. 5. George Edward, b. Albion, Me., 4th July, 1860; accidentally 

drowned at Oakland, Me., 26th May, 1879. 

1252. 6. Henry Lowell, b. Unity, Me., 11th March, 1862; m. at East 

Livermore, Me., Nementhis E. Brown, 21st April, 1886. 

1253. 6. William Dean, [1810], b. 31st Aug., 1825; resides in Rockland, 

Me. 

1254. 7. Joseph Berry, b. 16th May, 1827; d. in infancy. 



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1235. 4. Frank Dale. 5. Nathaniel. 

1236. 6. George Edward, of Texas. 

1237. 7. Adelaide Josephine (adopted ). 

1238. 2. Edward, (1800) b. 13th Jan., 1819; now (1889) at Vassalboro, 

Me. 

" " T> *• ooj r>„*. -twon. ™ OJ.Hi Sent- 1845. Hon. 



Breck Genealogy Corrections, page 72. 

1229. 3. Rebecca Russell, b. 23d October, 1820 ; m. 24th Sept. 1845, Hon - 
Thomas Rice, a wealthy paper manufacturer, of Newton Lower Falls, 
Mass. ; he was " selectman " of that town for 18 years ; state represent- 
ative i857,-'58 and '9, state senator 1863 and '4, and member ex- 
ecutive council 1865 and '6; he was very public spirited and patriotic 
during the rebellion and d. 13th of January, 1873, a g ed 62 years, 
highly esteemed and respected ; she still resides at same place. 



1246. 1. Charles Burt, b. China, Me., 22d Jan., 1851; m. Sophia 

Theresa Kakas at West Medford, 22d Jan., 1880; address, 
24 Congress street, Boston. 

1247. 2. Edward Breck, b. China, 31st Oct., 1853 ; d. at Albion, Me., 

18th March, 1856. 

1248. 3. Alton Erbert, b. Albion, Me., 24th Jan., 1856 ; m. at Worcester, 

Mass., Eliza Ann Tuttle, 3d Nov., 1886. 

1249. 4. MaryRoxana.b. Albion, 24th July, 1858; m. Horatio S.Ayer, 

at Lincoln, Me., 29th Sept., 1879. 

X. Children. (Aver.) 

1249.1. 1. Wm. Robinson, b. Lincoln, Me., 24th Aug., 1880. 

1249.2. 2. Nathan Clifford, b. Lincoln, Me., 15th Aug., 1882. 

1249.3. 3. Margaret Breck, b. Lincoln Me., 1st April, 1887. 

1251. 5. George Edward, b. Albion, Me., 4th July. 1860; accidentally 

drowned at Oakland, Me., 26th May, 1879. 

1252. 6. Henry Lowell, b. Unity, Me., 11th March, 1862; m. at East 

Livermore, Me., Nementhis E. Brown, 21st April, 1886. 

1253. 6. William Dean, [1810], b. 31st Aug., 1825; resides in Rockland, 

Me. 

1254. 7. Joseph Berry, b. 16th May, 1827; d. in infancy. 



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Breck Genealogy Corrections, page 73. 

1256 9. Mary Bradford, b. Thomaston, Me., 22.1 Dec, 1832; m. 2d Jan., 1855 Wm. 

Williams (b. North Anson, Me., 13th Jan., 1826; he had previously m. 6th Dee., 

1846 Mary Ann Bates, who d. 9th Aug., 1849. by whom he had one son, Wm. 

1257. Harrison, b. 26th Jan.. 1849, who m. Emma Ayer, of North Anson, where they 

now live; residence, North Anson. 

IX. Children. ( Williams.) 
1^58 1 Charles Crosby, b. 23d Dec, 1855 ; graduated Mass. College of Pharmacy 

1881, and of Harvard Medical College 1886; Sec'y Mass. College of Pharmacy 
since 1882; a practicing physician of Boston. 
1259 2. Edward Breck, b. 9th Feby., 1857; m. 3d July, 1887, Nellie Easley.of Easley's 

Station, Idaho, (b. 6th Jan., 1867,); postmaster at Ketchum, Idaho., 

1261. 3. Ephraim, b. 6th Jan., 1859 ; d. Jan., 1883. 

1262. 4. Lowell, b. 12th March, 1860 ; d. Oct., 1860. 

1263. 5. Leslie, b. 20th Jan., 1870; m. 7th Sept., 1889, Christina Halstrom, of Charles- 

town, Mass; they reside in Boston. 



1268. 2. Adelaide Josephine, m. R.W. Lewis, of New Haven, Conn., 2d 

Nov., 18S6 ; she is an artist. 

1269. 13. Lowell Mason, b. , 1839; during the war of the rebellion 

acting ensign U. S. Navy; served under his brother, Joseph B. Breck, 
on the U. S. gunboat Niphon on blockade service ; but was soon 
sent home invalided with consumption, from which he died at the 
early age of 21; his spirit and ambition was shown by his words, 
almost his last, " O ! I cannot die, for I have done nothing yet " ; 
d. , 1863. 

1270. VII. Benjamin Dunton Breck, [832], b. at Medfield, 

Mass., 14th Feb., 1792; m. , 1820, Jane S.Simmons, (b. 

Dover, Mass., 21th Nov., 1803); both were living in Leo- 
minster, Mass., at the timeof their marriage, where her father 
was a paper manufacturer; in 1829 they removed to New 
York City where he engaged in business ; in 1862 removed to 
Greenwich, Conn.; he d. 13th April, 1868; his widow is still 
living at the same place. 

VIII. Children. 

1271. 1. Charles Edward, [1850], b. at Leominster, Mass.; in 1887 in 

California. 

1272. 2. Anna Maria, b. Leominster, Mass.; now living with her mother 

at Greenwich, Conn. 

1273. 3. Elizabeth Helen, b. at Leominster, Mass.; m.Sheppard Gandy, 

of New York City, a banker; residence, No. 2 East Fifteenth street. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 73 

1255. 8. Joseph Berry, [1830], b. 12th July, 1828 ; d. at San Francisco, 

Cal., — July, 1S65. 

1256. 9. Mary Bradford, b. 1831 ; m. William Williams, of North-Anson, 

Me., 2d June, 1851. 

IX. Children. (Williams.) 

1257. 1. William b. 2d Jan., 1851 ; m. ; residence North. 

Anson, Me. 

1258. 2. Charles Crosby, b. 28th Oct., 1851; graduate of Harvard. 

Medical School, 1886. 

1259. 3. Edward Breck,b.9thFeb., 1855; postmaster Ketchum, Idaho- 

1261. 4. Ephraim, b. 6th Jan., 1857; d. — Sept., 1862. 

1262. 5. , b. 12th March, 1859 ; d. in infancy. 

1263. 6. Leslie Bradford, b. 20th Jan., 1870. 

1264. 10. Henry E. C, [1840], b. 1832 ; d. . 

1265. 11. Samuel, b. 1834, at China, Me.; d. 1852. 

1266. 12. Adelaide, b. 1836; m. Thomas Denehew ; she d. 1862. 

IX. Children. (Denehew.) 

1267. 1. Arthur. 

1268. 2. Adelaide Josephine, m. R.W. Lewis, of New Haven, Conn., 2d 

Nov., 1886 ; she is an artist. 

1269. 13. Lowell Mason, b. , 1S39; during the war of the rebellion 

acting ensign U. S. Navy; served under his brother, Joseph B. Breck, 
on the U. S. gunboat Niphon on blockade service; but was soon 
sent home invalided with consumption, from which he died atthe 
early age of 24; his spirit and ambition was shown by his words, 
almost his last, " O ! I cannot die, for I have done nothing yet " ; 
d. , 1863. 

1270. VII. Benjamin Dunton Breck, [832], b. at Medfield, 

Mass., 14th Feb., 1792 ; m. , 1820, Jane S. Simmons, (b. 

Dover, Mass., 24th Nov., 1803); both were living in Leo- 
minster, Mass., at the timeof their marriage, where her father 
was a paper manufacturer; in 1829 they removed to New 
York City where he engaged in business ; in 1862 removed to 
Greenwich, Conn.; he d. 13th April, 1868; his widow is still 
living at the same place. 

VIII. Children. 

1271. 1. Charles Edward, [1850], b. at Leominster, Mass.; in 1887 in 

California. 

1272. 2. Anna Maria, b. Leominster, Mass.; now living with her mother 

at Greenwich, Conn. 

1273. 3. Elizabeth Helen, b. at Leominster, Mass.; m.Sheppard Gandy, 

of New York City, a banker; residence, No. 2 East Fifteenth street. 



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IX. Children. (Gandy.) 

1274. 1. Maria S., m. W. B. Schermerhorn. 

X. Children. (Schermerhorn. 

1275. 1. William Barnwell. 

1276. 2. Sheppard Gaudy. 

1277. 3. James Rosevelt. 

1278. 2. Helen E., m. Henry J. Leavitt. 

X. Children. (Leavitt.) 

1279. 1. Martha. 

1281. 3. Margaret, m. C Lawrence Perkins. 

X. Children. (Perkins.) 

1282. 1. John Lawrence. 

1283. 4. Francis Skiddy ; d. . 

1284. 5. Katherine W. 

1285. 4. William Peters, [1860], b. New York City, 30th Nov., 1833; 

d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 16th March, 1886. 



1290. VII. Joseph Breck, [833], b. at Medfield, Mass., 
1st July, 1794; went to Boston at the age of 14 and learned 

carriage making, and 
later established him- 
self in Pepperell, Mass.; 
m. Sarah Bullard, dau. 
of Rev. John Bullard, 
7th Oct., 1819; in 1834 
he engaged in the agri- 
cultural implement and 
seed business at 51 and 
52 north Market st., 
Boston, and continued 
it until the time of his 
death, 14th June, 1873; 
this business is still car- 
ried on under the same 
firm name of Joseph 
Breck & Sons, the firm 
being composed of his 
son Charles H. B. Breck and grandsons Charles Henry Breck 
and Joseph Francis Breck ; he was an active member of the 




HON. JOSEPH BRECK. 



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DORCHESTER BRANCH 75 

*' orthodox" Church, and a sincere and devout Christian; was 
for several years a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, 
and served one term in the Senate; was author of " Breck's 
Book of Flowers," which had a large circulation, and was 
editor and publisher of "The New England Farmer"; was 
president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society several 
years ; highly respected and esteemed by ail who knew him ; 
his wife d. — Aug., 1863 ; residence at Oak Square, between 
Watertown and Brighton, a little over a mile from Newton 
Corner. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. 

1291. 1. Charles Henry Bass, (1870], b. Pepperell, Mass., 23d Aug., 

1820; a merchant in Boston, Mass. 

1292. 2. Margarette, b. Pepperell, Mass., 22d Feb., 1826; m. William 

C. Strong, of Newton Highlands, Mass., at Brighton, Mass., 11th 
June, 1850; she d. 11th Oct., 1862; he resides at Waban, Newton 
Center, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Strong.) 

1293. 1. Helen Bullard, b. Brighton, 20th July, 1851 ; m. at her father's 

home to Levi M. Flint, 31st Dec, 1886; residence, Boston, 
Mass. 

1300. VII. William Breck, [852], b. Medfield, Mass., 
19th April, 1800 ; left Boston in 1830 with a party of about 
forty others overland for the northwest territory ; most of 
the party became homesick and discouraged when not more 
than half the journey had been accomplished, and returned 
home, but he with a single companion kept on ; were taken 
prisoners by the Indians, tied to trees, and his companion 
shot ; by signs he made the Indians understand that he could 
make and repair firearms, a thorough knowledge of which 
he had gained as master armorer at Watertown U. S. Arsenal, 
Mass.; the Indians, upon understanding his skill, released him 
and kept him a prisoner many months, until meeting a party 
from the British Fur Company, he escaped, and went with 
them to British Columbia; from there he sailed in a ship 
bound for Boston by way of the East Indies, intending to 
return home, but was stranded at the Sandwich Islands, 
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76 BRECK GENEALOGY 

account of his practical knowledge of the manufacture and 
repair of fire arms of all kinds ; from the Sandwich Islands 
he went to California in 183—, and engaged in hunting for 
furs in which he was quite successful, until, hearing gold was 
to be found about Sutter's Mills, he started for that place — 
this was before the gold fever of 1849 broke out — from there 
he went to Santa Barbara, Cal., where he m.in 1848 Frances 
Ortega, of San Luis Obispo, a Spanish lady, (b. in Santa 
Barbara, Cal., 1832); he d. in 1877; she lived in Santa Bar- 
bara in 1886. 

VIII. Children.* 

1301. 1. William, married ; three children. 

1302. 2. Joseph, married; no children. 

1303. 3. Samuel. 

1304. 4. Edward, resided at Santa Barbara, Cal., in 1886. 

1305. 5. Charles. 6. Frank. 

1306. 7. Benjamin. 8. Esperanza. 

1307. 9. Beyiana. 10. Clotilda. 

1308. 11. Celestina. 12. Elena. 

1310. VII. Jonathan Davis Breck, [854], b. at Medfield, 
Mass., 23d March, 1805; m. Sophronia Daggett (b. 4th 
March, 1810,) 1S32; he was accidentally killed by a falling 
tree, 8th Dec, 1862, near his residence in Brighton, Mass.; 
she is living at Columbus, Ohio, with her son-in-law. 

VIII. Children. 

1311. 1. Mary E., b. Union. Me., — Nov., 1833 ; d. young. 

1312. 2. Amy A., b. — April, 1835, at Union, Me.; m. J. Jay Barber, of 

Columbus, Ohio, in 1871, at Newton, Mass.; she was highly 
educated, and taught in the high school at Newton twelve years, 
part of the time as principal; Mr. Barber is an artist of merit; 
his " Cattle on the Bay Shore " was awarded a diploma of honor 
at the World's Fair at New Orleans in 1S85 ; a member American 
Art Union, etc., etc.; residence, Columbus, Ohio, where she d. 9th 
Feb., 1889. 

IX. Children. (Barber.) 

1313. 1. Jessie E., b. Columbus, Ohio, 30th Aug., 1874. 

*The order of birth of these children is not known to the writer ; three of the daughters are 
married. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 77 

1314. 3. Sarah E., b. 26th Jan., 1843, in Boston, Mass.; m. at Newton, 

16th April, 1867, Dr. Chas. E. Hosmer, (b. 25th May, 1837,) 
of South Billerica, Mass.; Dr. Hosmer is a graduate of Brown's 
University, and of Harvard Medical School, 1867; he served 
three months in a Rhode Island regiment during the Rebellion, 
and also as acting assistant surgeon U. S. Navy on the steamer 
St. Clair. 

IX. Children. (Hosmer.) 

1315. 1. Mary A., b. at Waltham, 7th April, 1868. 

1316. 2. Victor J., b. Billerica, 14th July, 1872. 

1317. 3. A. Amy, b. 9th July, 1874. 

1318. 4. Maurice W., b. 30th Sept., 1875. 

1319. 5. Helen Ross., b. 16th March, 1884. 

1320. VII. Elias Breck, [855], b. at Medfield, Mass., 
9th May, 1807; m. Rebecca Mitchell, of Union, Me., who 
died without issue; m. for second wife Juliette Clark, of 
Augusta, Me.; they resided at Franklin, Mass., where he d. 

1884. 

VIII. Children, by Second Wife. 

1321. 1. Rebecca, m. Prof. Wm.Cowper Simmons; they reside at Newport, 

R. I. 

1322. 1. 

1323. 2. 

1324. 3. 



IX. Children. (Simmons.) 



1325. 2. Julia, m. Wm, Amory Springer; she d. ; no descendants. 

1326. 3. Elias. d. in childhood. 

1327. 4. Patience, in 1887 resided at East Douglas, Mass. 

1328. 5. Grace M., d. in childhood. 

1330. VII. Charles Breck, [862], b. at Medfield, Mass., 
11th Jan., 1798; m. 2d May, 1827, Mary A. Blanchard, (b. 
at Quincy, 27th Feb., 1805); settled at Milton, Mass.; she 
d. at Milton, 12th March, 1878; he has held the office of 
selectman of Milton, and has been treasurer of that town 
for the last 50 years ; surveyor, farmer, etc. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. 
1331. 1. Mary Elizabeth, b. 26th May, 1829; m. Charles Marsh of 
Quincy, 22d Nov. 1863; he d. 4th June, 1886. 



78 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children. (Marsh.) 

1332. 1. Lucy, b. 1st March, 1865; d. 9th March, 1865. 

1333. 2. Wilson, b. 6th Feb., 1866. 

1334. 3. Edward Breck, b. 24th March, 1867; m. 31st May, 1888, Iva 

Nichols. (X. Children. Marsh.) 1. Miriam Nichols, b. 16th 
April, 1889. 
13?5. 2. Charles Edward CusHiNG,[1880],b. 8th May, 1834; surveyor; 
in 1S89, office S5 Devonshire street, Boston, Mass. 

1340. VII. Edwin Breck, [864], b. Medfield, Mass., 13th 
April, 1802; m. 6th Nov., 1842, Clarissa Smith; for many 
years a resident of Milton; no children; he d. 18th Aug. ,1888. 

1350. VII. James Breck, [866], b. at Medfield, Mass., 
11th March, 1807; m. 20th July, 1837, Lydia Davenport; 
she d. 27th May, 1843 ; m. for second wife, Sarah D. Hough- 
ton, 5th Nov., 1846 ; he d. 14th May, 1884, at Milton, where 
his widow now lives. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

1351. 1. James Henry, b. 25th July, 1840 ; d. 27th May, 1843. 

By Second Wife. 

1352. 2. James Warren, b. 4th Sept., 1848; in 1887 resides at Milton; 

unmarried. 

1353. 3. Josephine Maria, b. 1st Oct., 1851 ; resides at Milton. 

1360. VII. William Foster Breck, [871], b. 27th April, 
1806, at Marietta, Ohio ; learned his business of merchant 
with his uncle, James Breck, of Newport, N. H., commencing 
at the age of 19 ; he then returned to Carroll, Fairfield 
County, near Lancaster, Ohio, where he became a very 
prosperous merchant, under the care of his uncle Frederic, a 

trader of Lancaster; m. , 1840, Elizabeth Campbell 

Smith, (b.31stOct.,1818,)ofClintonville, a grand-daughter 
of Dolly Adams, of the family of President John Ouincy Adams. 
Mr. Breck was badly crippled in the financial crash of 1857, 
but with his characteristic irrepressible energy and enterprise 
he laid out the town of Grove City, near Columbus, Ohio, on 
some land inherited by his wife from her father; this proved 
a success, the fruits of which he was enjoying, having nearly 
completed a new house there, when he was accidentally killed 
by a fall, 8th Aug., 1864; he was a man of noble impulses, 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 79 

large benevolence, great public spirit, and a true Christian ; 
the appreciation of his worth manifested by the people of the 
surrounding country at the time of his sudden death, their 
affection for him then shown, and their S} T mpathy for his 
widow and children, have been a great source of comfort to 
his family ; his remains are buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, 
near his home ; his widow lives in Vineland, N. J. See Appen- 
dix. 

VIII. Children. 

1361. 1. Seffie Wilson, b. at Carroll, Fairfield County, Ohio, 28th Dec, 

1844; m. Rev. Samuel Acton Hughes at her father's home in Grove 
City, Ohio, 5th May, 1S62 ; now resident of Parker City, Pa.; 
Postoffice address, Parker's Landing, Pa. See Appendix. 

IX. Children. (Hughes.) 

1362. 1. Ida M., b. 24th Jan., 1864 ; d. 3d Nov., 1876. 

1363. 2. Lizzie Lulu, b. 18th March, 1866, 

1364. 2. George Foster, [1890], b. at Carroll, Fairfield County, Ohio, 

25th July, 1850 ; residence near Republican City, Neb. 

1365. 3. Flora Estelle, b. at Grove City, Ohio, 26th Aug., 1856 ; m. at 

Parker City, 20th June, 1878, Samuel Craig Parker, of Parker 
City, Armstrong County, Pa. 

IX. Children. (Parker.) 

1366. 1. Nellie May, b. 5th May, 1879. 

1367. 2. Fannie Breck, b- 17th Nov., 1881. 

1368. 3. Helen Elizabeth, b. 14th Feb., 1889. 

1369. 4. Frank Arthur, [1900], b. at Grove City, Ohio, 21st March, 

1860; residence, Vineland, N. J. 

1370. VII. Martin Burr Breck, [891], b. at Croydon, 
N. H., 15th Oct., 1812; m. Mary Faxon, of Newport, N.H., 
who d. within the year; m. for second wife Susan Watts, of 
Rochester, N. Y.; no children by his first wife; removed in 
1840 with his father to Rochester, N. Y., where he d. 26th 
Oct., 1876; she d., 1884; an active and highly successful 
merchant for many years ; " of fine presence, social and kind 
hearted, of exemplary habits and polite and gracious in. 
manners." 

VIII. Children, by Second Wife. 
1371. 1. Mary Delno, m. Jamss Kelly, of Rochester, N. Y. 



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IX. Children. (Kelly.) 

1372. 1. Mary Louise. 

1373. 2. Elizabeth, m. David Hoyt; reside in Rochester, N. Y. 

IX. Children. (Hoyt.) 

1374-. 1. Martin Breek. 

1375. 2. Burr Churchill. 

1376. 3. Sarah, m. Edward T. Clarke. 



1380. VII. William Breck, [903], b. Newport, N. H., 
14-th Dec, 1816; graduated at Dartmouth College, 1838; 
soon after removed to Rochester, N. Y., where he was 
admitted to the bar; m. Helen C. Williams, of Boston, Mass.; 

in 1859 went to Sing- 
apore as U. S. consul; 
later held the same 
position at Swatow, 
China ; subsequently 
held a simlar position 
at a commercial point 
on the Yang-tze-Kiang, 
in the interior of China; 
about 1863 his wife's 
health failed obliging 
her to return to the 
United States, and in 
1865 he returned to the 
United States himself; 
on account of his wife's 
health he bought a 
plantation near Can- 
ton, Miss., then the residence of Dr. Samuel Breck in the 
family of his daughter, which he named Breck ville, and resided 
there until 1877, when he sold out and removed to Boston, 
where he entered into business again, having his residence a 
part of the time at Bridgewater ; his wife d. 30th April, 1881 ; 
he d. 18th Aug., 1884, from the effects of a sunstroke; both 
are buried in the cemetery at Milton, Mass. No issue. 




WILLIAM BRECK. 



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81 



1390. VII. Francis Breck, [905], b. Newport, N. H., 

5th July, 1821; settled at Alenomonee, Wis., where he m.. 

1858, Antoinette McLean, (b. 1841); she d. 1859; m. for 

second wife Mary Tomlinson; residence, Bellevue, Idaho 

Territorjr. 

VIII. Children, by Second Wife. 

1391. 1. Martha Cogswell. 

1392. 2. William Cogswell. 

1393. 3. Frances Tomlinson. 

1100. VII. Samuel Breck, [908], b. Newport, N. H., 7th 
March, 1826 ; soon after his father's removal to Rochester, 
while yet quite young, 
he started west, going 
first to Ohio and then 
to St. Croix Falls, Wis.; 
after, lived a year in 
Chicago ; in the spring 
of 1849 he started 
across the plains for 
California, arriving 
safely after a five 
month's trip; he spent 
the fall and winter in 
the gold diggings and 
then entered upon a 
mercantile career, 
which he has since fol- 
lowed; m. Angelette 
Josephine Lufkin, 8th 

June, 1858; settled at Suisun for eighteen years; removed 
to Oakland, California, where he now resides. 

VIII. Children. 

1101. 1. Nellie Burr, b. Oakland, Cal , 7th Nov., 1859. 

1102. 2. Elizabeth Hoyt, b. Oakland, Cal., 16th Feb., 1S62; d. Suisun, 

Cal., 3d Feb., 1S69. 

1103. 3. Emma Josephine, b. 18th Nov., 1863. The writer of this book 

acknowledges his indebtedness to this daughter for her intelligent 
and kindly interested assistance in his work. 
1101. 1. Mary Augusta, b. Oakland, Cal., 21th July, 1866. 




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82 BRECK GENEALOGY 

1405. 5. James, b. Suisun, Cal., 28th June, 1868. 

1406. 6. Samuel, b. Suisun, Cal., 2d Oct., 1869. 

1407. 7. Maria Louise, b. Suisun, Cal., 6th May, 1871. 

1410. VII. George Breck, [921], b. at Newport, N. H., 
18th Aug., 1833; educated at the Rochester, N. Y., high 
school ; served an apprenticeship in the drug business, and 
was engaged in that business in Chicago several years ; 
returning to Rochester just before the beginning of the late 
war he enlisted at the first call for volunteers in the organi- 
zation known later as "Reynold's Battery," of Rochester; 
he served through the war rising in rank from third lieuten- 
ant to captain of the battery, with the brevet rank of major; 
after the conclusion of the war he resumed the drug business 
in Rochester; m. Elizabeth McKnight, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 
8th July, 1868; later removed to New York City, where he 

now resides. 

VIII. Children. 

1411. 1. George McKnight. 

1412. 2. Mary Elizaueth. 

1420. VII. John Thomas Breck, [931], b. Croydon, N.H., 
30th Nov., 1819; m. Sophia Bryant, of Cornish, N.H.; fitted 
for college at Kimball Union Academy, but from defective 
eyesight gave up a collegiate course, and at an early age 
entered into mercantile pursuits with his father at Cornish, 
N. H., continuing and conducting an upright and successful 
-business until 1861, when a too constant and close applica- 
tion to his work having so impaired his health as to force a 
retirement, he bought and settled upon a farm at Lebanon, 
N. H., where he resides. 

VIII. Children. 

1421. 1. George, [1910], b. 8th Oct., 1852; now resides at Helena, 

Montana Territory. 

1422. 2. Kate Ellen, b. 6th Nov., 1854, m. Byron T. Tilden, of Lebanon, 

N. H., 26th May, 1874. 

IX. Children. (Tilden.) 

1423. 1. Harry Breck, b. 30th, Nov., 1S75. 

1424. 2. Florence M., b. 29th April, 1877. 

1425. 3. Raymond M., b. 1st Dec, 1885. 

1426. 3. Mary Emma, b. 7th Sept., 1861 ; resides with her father. 

1427. 4. Anna Frances, b. 22d July, 1865; d. 16th Feb., 1866. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 83 

1430. VII. Robert Breck, [932], b. Croydon, N.H. ,14th 
Feb., 1821; m. Hannah Bean, of Meriden, N. H., 6th May, 
1845; she d. at Ascutneyville, Vt., 13th July, 1850, aged 28; 
m.for second wife Fannie Colston, of Windsor, Vt. ,25th Aug., 
1851, she d. at Claretnont, N. H., 3d Aug., 1870, aged 38 
3'ears; m. for third wife Julia Morgan Hume, of Springfield, 
Mass., 22d Feb., 1877; he was educated at Kimball Union 
Academy ; in early life in business with his father and brother 
at Cornish ; about 1848 removed to Ascutneyville, where 
he established a successful business, continuing some years ; 
later, removed his business to Claremont, N. H., and still 
later removed to Springfield, Mass., where he d. 25th July, 
1885; his widow lives at Springfield. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

1431. 1. Samuel Henry, b. Ascutneyville, 3d July, 1846; d. 12th June, 1867. 

1432. 2. William, b. 16th June, 1848; m. Anna Dunbar, of West Lebanon, 

N. H.; d. at Orange, Mass., 18th Aug., 1SS3. No issue. 

1433. 3. Robert James, b. 14th May, 1850; d. 14th Feb., 1854. 

By Second Wife. 

1434. 4. Charles Gassett, [1920], b. Ascutneyville, 19th Sept., 1852; 

residence, Springfield, Mass. 

1435. 5. James Hunter, b. Ascutneyville, 20th July, 1854; residence, 

Springfield, Mass., where he is an enterprising and successful 
merchant with his brother Charles G. and Martin B.; unmarried. 

1436. 6. Clara Anna, b. Ascutneyville, 22d June, 1857; m. in Claremont, 

Clifford Smith Kempton,12th Oct , 1881, of New York City. 
IX. Children. (Kempton,) 

1437. 1. Robert Breck, b. 26th Feb., 1883, in New York City. 

1438. 7. Martin Burr, b. Ascutneyville, 17th June, 1860; a successful 

merchant with his brothers Charles G. and James H. at Spring- 
field, Mass.; unmarried. 

By Third Wife. 

1439. S. Pearl Louise, b. 15th June, 1880. 
1441. 9. Blanche Morgan, b. 4th May, 1882. 

1450. VII. Henry Breck, [933], b. Croydon, N.H., 25th 
Aug., 1822; m. Elizabeth Gustin, of Cornish,N. H., 30th April, 
1846 ; about the time of his marriage established himself as 
a merchant in Boston, but not meeting with desired success 
removed to a farm in Newtonville, Mass., where he is a suc- 
cessful farmer and gardener. 



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VIII. Children. 

1451. 1. Lumon Henry, b. Boston, 30th Nov., 1842; d. 25th Sept., 1S49. 

1452. 2. Annah, b. Boston, 24th Dec, 1848; m. James H. Mason, of 

Southbridge, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Mason.) 

1453. 1. Henrj- Breck, b. — June, 1876. 

1454. 2. Florence, b. 24th Nov., 1881. 

1455. 3. Webster, b. Dorchester, 20th Dec, 1851 ; m. Ella H. Town, 17th 

July, 1877 ; he d. 4th March, 1878, without issue. 

1456. 4. FRANCisEwD.,b. Dorchester, 12th June, 1853; d. 27th Aug., 1S55. 

1457. 5. Nellie Francis, b. 1st Nov., 1859 

1460. VII. William Breck, [934], b. Croydon, N. H., 
17th Dec, 1825; educated in the common schools and at 
Kimball Union Academy ; m. Susan Louise Farwell (b. Clare- 

mont, N. H., 27th May, 
1841,) 7th Oct., 1868; 
at age of 21 engaged 
in business with his 
elder brother, John 
Thomas, continuing in 
this until 1852; in that 
year took steamer from 
New York for Califor- 
nia, via Isthmus of 
Panama, in search of 
health and relief from 
long years of suffering 
from asthma; in the 
spring of 1853 estab- 
lished himself in busi- 
ness in Chinese Camp, 
Tuolumne County, the 
buying of gold dust being its prominent feature ; visited his 
New England home in winter of 1858 and returned the fol- 
lowing June, continuing in active business until April, 1860, 
when with restored health disposed of his California interests, 
retired from business, and returned to Claremont, N. H., 
where he has since resided in enj'oyment of the fruits of early 
industry ; has been member of state legislature. 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 85 

VIII. Children. 
1461. 1. Sarah McDonald, b. Claremont, N. H., 14th Jan., 1873. 

1470. VII. Samuel Breck, [937], b. Croydon, N.H., 30th 
Sept., 1833 ; m. Mariah Rice of Ascutne3 T ville, Vt.; for several 
years associated with his elder brothers in business; removed 
to Springfield, Mass., and from there to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he now resides. 

VIII. Children. 

1471. 1. Fred. R., b. Ascutneyville, Vt., 16th Oct , 1S52. 

1472. 2. Lizzie M., b. St. Albans, Vt., 17th Feb., 1854; m. Emory W. 

Hawes, 14th Oct., 1S85. 

1473. 3. Henry Towne, b. St. Albans, Vt., 17th May, 1859. 

1480. VII. Edward Wallace Breck, [938], b. Cornish, 
N. H., 18th Aug., 1837; grew to manhood with his father 
on the old farm; m. Eliza Ellis, of Claremont, 27th July, 
1873 ; removed to Helena, Montana Territory, where he is 
engaged in farming and stock raising. No children. 

1490. VII. Charles Patteshall Breck, [939], b. Cor- 
nish, N. H., 15th Jan., 1844; in youth removed with his 
father to Claremont; educated at Kimball Union Academy, 
and now (1889) a successful manager and owner of the old 
homestead, on which he resides, which has been in the family 
since 1794; m. Mary Roberts, of Claremont, 14th Jan., 1875. 

VIII. Children. 
1491. 1. Stephen Roberts, b. in Claremont, N. H., , 1877. 

1500. VII. Samuel Breck, [955], b. at Springvale, 
Philadelphia, 25th May, 1810 ; m. at Bustleton, Pa., Martha 
Jane Edwards, (dau. of Enoch and Annie Edwards,) from 
near Philadelphia, , 1833; they resided near Philadel- 
phia until 1845, when he bought a farm at the head of 
Nashotah Lake, Wis., (near Nashotah Seminary, with which 
his brother J. Lloyd was identified, and in which he him- 
self was always deeply interested,) and removed to it; 
those who were students at Nashotah during those days, 
and many entertained at their house, will always remember 



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Mrs. Breck's mince pies and doughnuts, and the pleasures 
they enjoyed in her entertainments ; in 1850 sold his farm for 
a larger one at Mapleton, ten miles from Nashotah, where 
he also had a store and grist mill ; he was, however, none the 
less, whenever possible, an attendant of the Church at Nasho- 
tah; in 1S57 removed to Oconomowoc where he was one 

of its most active and 
enterprising citizens; in 
1873 removed to Bar- 
ry town, N. Y., to take 
charge of the estate 
of his deceased brother- 
in-law John L. Aspin- 
wall, where he d. sud- 
denly, 10th September, 
1880. In a sermon 
preached in his mem- 
ory, Rev. G.B.Hopson 



says : ' ' We all feel by 
the death of Mr. Breck 
we have lost a kind 
friend, a good neigh- 
bor, a devoted member 
of . the Church, one 
whose influence and whose example were always on the right 
side, whose very presence cheered the drooping spirit, and 
added a new charm to life." She d. — Dec., 1882, at Oconomo- 
woc; both are buried at Nashotah. 

VIII, Children. 
1501. 1. Mary Lardner, b. at Wilmington, Del., 25th Dec, 1S33; m. at 
Nashotah, Wis., 17th Oct., 1854, Rev. P. Browne Morrison, 
(b. Philadelphia, 9th May, 1829,) of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, ordained 1855; after graduating at Nashotah Theological 
Seminary almost the whole of his life has been given to missionary 
work in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Dakota, from 1866 to 1S74 on 
the Missouri River in Nebraska and Dakota ; since 1874 in and 
around Eau Claire, Wis., where they now (1889) reside. " She 
has endured the trials and privations of missionary life on the 
frontiers without a murmur." 




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87 



IX. Children. (Morrison.) 

1502. 1. Samuel S., b. at Berlin, Wis., 12th Nov., 1855; educated at 

Nashotah College; m. Marietta B. Holbrook, 16th May, 
1878 ; they reside at Rice Lake, Wis. 

X. Children. (Morrison.) 

1503. 1. Thomas P., b. at Rice Lake, Wis., 16th March, 1879. 

1504. 2. Grace Helen, b. at Rice Lake, Wis., 31st Oct., 1880; d. 

29th Dec, 1880. 

1505. 3. Evelyn Holbrook, b. at Rice Lake, Wis., — Dec, 1881. 

1506. 2. Lloyd Breck, b. 5th June, 1857, at Downington, Pa.; m. 

Jessie B. Waterhouse, 23d Oct., 1884; resides at Eau Claire, 
Wis. 

X. Children. (Morrison. J 

1507. 1. Bertha Jean, b. at Eau Claire, Wis., 20th Aug., 1885. 

1508. 3. Helen Doane, b. 13th July, 1859, at Hope, N. J.; m. Stillman 

J. Smith, 4th Sept., 1878; they reside at Eau Claire, Wis. 

1509. 4. Henry Linton, b. at Hackettstown, N. J., 13th April, 1861 ; 

resides at Eau Claire, Wis. 

1511. 5. Frank Lowe, b.at Columbus, Wis., 20th Jan., 1865; m. 15th 

May, 1S89, Emma Mae Mosher, of Eau Claire; a lawyer; 
resides at Eau Claire, Wis. 

1512. 2. Anna Edwards, b. at Wilmington, Del., April, 1835; m. Reginald 

Heber Elderkin, M. D. , (University of Louisville,) of Fort Howard, 
Wis., 1862. They now reside at Oconomowoc, Wis. 

IX. Children. (Elderkin.) 

1513. 1. Laura Presbrey, b. 1865; m. John Aspinwall, [1001], 1882; 

she d. 1S83. 

1514. 2. Anna Renwick, b. at Fort Howard, Wis. 

1515. 3. Philazenia Hoff, b. at Fort Howard, Wis. 

1516. 3. Josephine Mackenzie, m. H. M. Ackley, 1865; they reside at 

Oconomowoc, Wis. 

IX. Children. (Ackley.) 

1517. 1. Samuel Breck, b. — July, 1S66. 

1518. 2. Gabriella Josephine du Pont, b. — Jan., 1868. 

1519. 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. — Oct., 1870. 

1521. 4. Helen Lloyd Aspinwall, b. — May, 1875 ; d. — Nov., 1875. 

1522. 5. Charles Breck, b. — April, 1878. 

1523. 4. Lloyd, [1930], b. Dexter, Jefferson County, N. Y., 17th March, 

1842; resides at Antigo, Wis. 

1524. 5. Catherine, m. Richard Lardner, [953]; they reside Oconomowoc, 

Wis. 

1525. 6. Agnes, m. Walter C. Miller; they reside at Oconomowoc, Wis. 



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1530. VII. William Breck, [976], b. 29th May, 1813- 
in early manhood removed to the Brandywine, in Delaware, 
where he was engaged in manufacturing; here he m. Miss 
Gabriella du Pont and lived for many years at a country 
home called Rokeby; in 1859 removed to Scranton, Pa., 
where he d. 26th April, 1870; he was a leading citizen of 
Scranton and identified with the interests that lead to the 
wonderful growth and prosperity of that city; "a man of 
great public spirit and the highest integrity " ; his widow is 
living in Scranton. 

VIII. • Children. 

1531. 1. George L., [1940], b. at Rokeby, Del., 23d Aug., 1837; now living 

at Scranton, Pa. 

1532. 2. Charles du Pont, [1950], b. 18th May, 1840; living at Scranton. 

Pa. 

1533. 3. Gabriella, b.1849; m. John Swift; he d. ; she is now living 

with her mother at Scranton, Pa. 

IX. Children. (Swift.) 

1534. 1. Willie, d. . 2. Edward. 

1535. 3. George. 4, Charles. 

1536. 5. Amy. 

1540. VII. Charles Breck, [993], b. 19th Aug., 1816; 
educated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia 
and the General Theological Seminary in New York City; 

m. Jane E. Goodwin, who d. ; m. for second wife Mary 

M. Williston ; a clergyman of the Episcopal Church and D.D.; 
resides at Wilmington, Del.; published in 1885 a life of the 
Rev. Dr. J. Lloyd Breck. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

1541. 1. Mary G., d. . 

1542. 2. J. Lloyd, d. . 

1543. 3. Charles, d. . 

1544. 4. Anna P., m. Amos Lawrence Hopkins; she d. ; he is now, 

1889, living in New York City. 

IX. Children. (Hopkins.) 

1545. 1. Anna, d. . 

1546. 5. Lucie, d. . 

1547. 6. Samuel, d. . 



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1550. VII. James Lloyd Breck, [994], b. 27th June, 
1818 ; educated at the institution of Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg at 
Flushing, the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, 
(graduated 1838,) and for the clergy at the General Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York City, (graduated in 1841); a 
clergyman of the Episcopal Church and Missionary; D.D.; 
m. Jane Maria Mills, dau. of William R. Mills, Esq., of Argyle, 
N. Y.,at the Church of St. Columba, near P A ort Ripley, Minn. r 
11th Aug., 1855 ; she had been engaged in missionary work 
among the Indians, 
which she continued 
after her marriage; she 
d. in St. Paul, April, 
1862; m. for second 
wife Miss Sarah E. 
Styles, Sept., 1864, in 
St. Louis ; she d. in Pat- 
terson, N. J., 27th July, 
1877. The following ex- 
tract from the preface 
to his life by his brother 
Rev. Dr. Charles Breck, 
briefly sets forth the life 
and work of this noble, 
devoted Christian. 
"The Bishop of Pitts- 
burgh, in his address to 

the Eleventh Annual Convention of his Diocese, in 1876, 
remarks as follows : ' There has been the death of a presbyter 
in a distant Diocese which touches our whole Church, for 
that presb\ r ter was a leader such as God gives, only now 
and then, to any part of His Church. The Rev. Dr. J. Lloyd 
Breck, his prime of life not yet past, sank literally under his 
toils and cares for the Church and her missions, but a few 
weeks ago, in Northern California. He was my mate and 
friend in early school and college life, and the tie of affection 
was never severed. His bold, manly, aggressive missionary 




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90 BRECK GENEALOGY 

life for some thirty-six years, has been the example and glory 
of our American Church. It is hardly possible that any one 
of us, cleric or lay, need be told how the Nashotah School, 
our missions among the Indians, the Faribault School, and 
last the North California School, all sprang outof Dr. Breck's 
de vo ted zeal and sober enterprise. To many of us , who have 
watched his course all these years, it seemed as though this 
American Church of ours, without Lloyd Breck at work 
in it, was hard to think of. Plain in native endowment, 
but, from the first, indefatigable in acquirement, and always 
ennobled by God's grace, his good works have been the 
Church's treasure, and his example is one that young minis- 
ters ought to study well before they settle themselves down 
too easily and confidently to a ministry carefully made to 
cost as little as conscience will permit.' 

" In Appendix VII. of the Journal of the General Convention 
for the year 1877, the Committee on Memorial of Deceased 
Members, in their report, made the following statement with 
regard to Dr. Breck : ' The Rev. James Lloyd Breck, D. D., a 
member elect of this house, died at Benicia, California, after 
a short illness, March 30th, 1876. He was born in Philadel- 
phia, June 27th, 1818 ; graduated at the General Theological 
Seminary, May, 184-1 ; was ordained in July, and immedi- 
ately afterwards, in company with the Rev. William Adams 
and the Rev. J. H. Hobart, proceeded to Nashotah, in 
Wisconsin, where they began that associated work which 
inaugurated a new era in the Church. This being established, 
he moved farther west to Minnesota, where he founded at 
Crow Wing, and elsewhere, the mission work among the 
Indians, which has since assumed such importance in the 
Church. He also established at Faribault (since, the center 
of Church work in that diocese,) its schools for both sexes, 
and its Divinity School. This being accomplished, his earnest 
spirit moved him, in 1867, to go to the farthest limit of our 
country westward, and on the shores of California founded 
similar institutions. At the head of an Associate Mission 
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DORCHESTER BRANCH 91 

St. Augustine's College and Grammar School, with a Divinity 
School attached ; and this being established and given over 
to a board of trustees, he proceeded to found a school for 
young ladies, St. Mary's Hall. It was in the midst of this 
very successful work that he suddenly died, March 30th, 
1876, leaving a vacancy in the Churcn which no one has yet 
been found to fill. '" See Appendix. 

VTII. Children, by First Wife. 

1551. 1. William Augustus Muhlenberg, [I960], b. 12th July, 1856, at 

Gull Lake, Minn ; a clergyman at Suisun, Cal. 

1552. 2. Charles Renwick, [1970], b. 11th Oct., 1858, at Faribault, 

Minn; residence California. 

1560. VII. George Breck, [995], b. 23d Nov., 1819; 
m. 28th June, 1844, Emily McEwen Hale, of Philadelphia, 
(b. 3d May, 1821); he d. at his residence at Bristol, Pa., 6th 
April, 1856 ; she d. in New York City, 6th Feb., 1872 

VIII. Children. 

1561. 1. Katherine Israell, b. Herrick, Pa., 19th March, 1845; m. at 

Bristol, 4th June, 1868, Henry Montgomery (b.1843 ); he d. Bristol 
1st May, 18S1 ; she resides in Philadelphia, 1933 Chestnut street. 
IX. Children. (Montgomery.) 

1562. 1. Henry Wm.,b. 18th Mch., '71. 2. May Breck, b. 24th Nov. ,'73. 

1563. 3. Anna Renwick, b. 12th Dec, '75. 4. Geo. Breck, b. 6th Apt, 'SO. 

1564. 2. Mary Hale, b. at Herrick, near Towanda, Pa., 26th May, 1848 ; 

m. George Lardner Breck, [1940]. 
^565. 3. George William, [1980], b. 12th Oct., 1851, at Herrick; d.28th 
March, 1883, at Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

1570. VII. John Malcolm Breck, [1007], b. 9th April, 
1828, in Bybury Township, Philadelphia County, Pa.; edu- 
cated near Philadelphia, and at Nashotah Seminary, Wis., 
where his brother Dr. J. Lloyd Breck was in charge; m. Annie 
Ashmead, (b. 17th Feb., 1828, at Lancaster, Pa.,) at Charles- 
ton, South Carolina, 1st Jan., 1854; lived in Portland, Oregon, 
since 1850, where he has held most of the municipal offices 
up to that of mayor. 

VIII. Children. 

1571. 1. Annie Ashmead, b. 9th May, 1855; residence, Portland, Oregon. 

1572. 2. John Malcolm, b. 10th Dec, 1857 ; residence, Portland, Oregon. 

1573. 3. William Aspinwall, b. 3d June, 1862; d. 20th June, 1864. 

1574. 4. Catherine Hamilton, b. 28th Aug., 1863 ; d. 20th June, 1864. 

1575. 5. George, b. 5th Dec, 1865; residence, Portland, Oregon. 



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1580. VII. Daniel Breck, [1022], b. 4th April, 1822; 
graduate of Central College, Danville, K/y.; a distinguished 

lawyer ; m. Mary A. Anderson, 31st Ma} r , 1842 ; who d. ; 

m. for second wife Hannah E. A. Ramsay (dau. of James 
Ramsey, the historian); he d. 18th March, 1856 ; she is living 
in Knoxville, Tenn.; no children by either marriage ; was one 
of the ablest lawyers of his day in Kentucky. 

1590. VII. Robert Levi Breck, [1032], b. 8th May, 1827, 
at Richmond, Ky.; a graduate of Center College; studied 

theology at Alleghany 
and Princeton ; clergy- 
man ; m. 21st June, 
1847, Martha Rodes, 
of Richmond, Ky.; she 
d. 18th Oct., 1865; m. 
for second wife 13th 
Aug., 1878, Mrs. Mar- 
garet F. Breckenridge, 
(wid. of Rev. Dr. Robert 
J. Breckenridge,) maid- 
en name Faulkner; she 
had been previously the 
wife of William White ; 
by whom, she had two 
sons, John F.White and 
George D. White, and 
one dau. Jane F.White ; 
he was Chancellor of the University of Kentucky, filling the 
chair of metaphysics, but in 1880, on account of impaired 
health removed to San Luis Obispo, Cal.; in 1886 returned 
to Kentucky, where he now resides, in the vicinity of Rich- 
mond ; is a doctor of divinity. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. 
1591. 1. Pauline, b. 15th July, 1848; principal of the Bellewood Seminary 
and Kentucky Presbyterian Normal School at Anchorage, Ky.; 
d. in Chicago, 16th Nov., 1887; buried at Richmond, Ky. See 
Appendix. 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 93 

1592. 2. William Rodes, civil engineer in Colorado, at Leadville, etc.; 

mining superintendent, and later on the Pacific Coast Railroad, 
where he was in 1888. 

1593. 3. Jane Todd, m. 3d Jan., 1878, to Hugh A. Moran, (b. 21st Aug., 

1819), breeder of Shorthorn cattle, Shropshire and Southdown 
sheep; he was educated at Washington and Lee University ; resi- 
dence Silver Creek, Madison County, Ky.; Mr. Moran d. 30th 
April, 1886 ; she is now, 1889, in California, at San Louis Obispo. 
IX. Children (Moran.) 
1591. 1. Nathan M. 

1595. 2. Robert Br.ck. 

1596. 3. Hugh A. 

1597. 4. Sallie Watson, m. Lucas Brodhead, of Spring Station, Woodford 

County, Ky., 29th June, 1880. 

1598. 5. Martha Rodes, m. Asst. Engineer Thos. F. Carter, U. S. Navy, 

5th Dec, 1888, at Spring Station, Woodford Count}', Ky., in 
1889 they reside at Portsmouth, N. H. 

1599. 6. Daniel, b. — Aug., 1861; was "ranching" in New Mexico, and 

later, in 188S, in Oregon. 
1601. 7. Belle, in 1887 at Bellewood Seminary. 

1610. VII. Edward Cruft Brsck, [1034], b. Richmond, 
Ky., 15th April, 1831 ; m. at Columbia, Mo., 8th Nov., 1855, 
Letitia Todd, dau. of Judge David Todd, of Missouri; resided 
at Savannah, Mo., from 1853 to 1863, where he was Cashier 
of the Southern Bank; in 1863, removed to St. Louis, Mo., 
where he was Cashier of the Exchange Bank, and later Asst. 
Cashier of the Commercial National Bank; accidentally killed 
by a pistol shot 9th Feb., 1889, at his residence 2818 Gamble 
street. A friend says : "I have kno wn Mr. Breck for the past 
thirtyyears, and have never known any one of purer thoughts 
and aims, or one whose life was more exemplary in every 
respect. His family relations were peculiarly happy, and few 
homes were more united than his in love and feeling; he 
occupied important positions of honor and trust in the city 
of St. Louis and state of Missouri for over thirty 3 r ears, and 
in all this period enjoyed the confidence of those who were 
in any way associated with him." See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. 

1611. 1. David Todd, resides with his mother in St. Louis, where he is in 

business. 

1612. 2. Daniel, resides with his mother in St. Louis, where he is in business. 



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1613. 3. Robert, resides with his mother in St. Louis, where he is in business. 

1614. 4. Eliza Barr, resides with her mother in St. Louis. 

1615. 5. Edward Cruft, resides with his mother in St. Louis, where he is 

in business. 

1616. 6. Letitia Todd, resides with her mother. 

1620. VII. Charles Hamdex Breck, [1041], b. 26th 
June, 1837; educated for the law; m. 3d Oct., 1860, Bettie 

Ford, (only sister of 
E. A. Ford, see 1052); 
located in Richmond, 
K y . , where he practiced 
his profession and has 
since resided; for a 
number of years judge 
of the county court ; 
now one of the distin- 
guished lawyers of 
Kentucky, having a 
larsre and successful 
practice. 

VIII. Children. 
1621. 1. Daniel Hamden, 
b. 2d Eeb., 1862, in business 
at Ft. Worth, Texas, and 
later at Omaha, Neb. 

1622. 2. Augustus Ford, b. 15th Jan., 1864; resides in Richmond, Ky. 

1623. 3. Charles Hamden, b. 12th Sept., 1869; in 1889, in business in 

Omaha, Neb. 

1624. 4. Mary, d. in infancy. 

1625. 5. Percy, b. — May, 1S71 ; in business in Omaha. 

1626. 6. Jennie Todd, b. 11th April, 1879 

1627. 7. Bettie Lee, b. — Feb., 18S2. 

1630. VII. Moses Tyler Breck, [1071], b. Plymouth, 
Mass., 22d Jan. ,1802; m.LucyD. Lane, of Worcester, Mass., 
19th Nov., 1833; she d. 18th March, 1841; m. for second 
wife Abby A. Lane, of Worcester, (sister of first wife,) 10th 
May, 1842; residence, Worcester; a carriage manufacturer * 
he d. at Worcester, Mass., 19th March, 1863; she d. 28th 
Dec, 1871. 




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VIII. Children, by First Wife, 

1631. 1. Osgood Bradley, b. Worcester, 9th Sept., 1834; d. 16th Nov., 

1S65; never married. 

1632. 2. Jane Maria, m. Charles S. Whittier, he d. ; no children. 

By Second Wife. 

1633. 3. Sarah Josephine, b. Worcester 19th Dec, 1844, where she now 

resides. 

1634. 4. Susan Rebecca, m. Arthur F.Estabrook; the}' reside at Leicester, 

Mass. 

IX. Children. (Estabrook.) 

1635. 1. Osgood Breck, b. 9th March, 1SS3. 

1636. 2. Arthur Howard, b. 8th May, 1885. 

1640. VII. JosephBreck, [1091], b.inBoston, 17th Sept., 
1810; studied law in Baltimore, Aid., and was admitted to the 
Maryland bar in 1834 ; 
member of City Council 
of Baltimore 1844-5; 
appointed by the gov- 
ernor, and confirmed 
by senate, magistrate 
city of Baltimore; re- 
moved to New York 
City in 1849, and ad- 
mitted to the bar there; 
elected public school 
inspector ; notary pub- 
lic in New York City for 
past thirty 3'ears; in 
1862 appointed assist- 
ant assessor in New 
York City under inter- 
nal revenue laws, which 

position he held until it was abolished by law, upwards of 
ten years; m. at Baltimore, Md., 13th Dec, 1832, Sarah Ann 
McLane of that city, who d. in New York 23d July, 1877; 
now retired from business, and living at 343 west Fifty-sixth 
street, New York. The above portrait is copied from one 
taken about 1860. 




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VIII. Children. 

1641. 1. Sarah Amelia, b. 5th March, 1834; resides with her father and 

brother in New York City. 

1642. 2. Charles Joseph, [1990], b. in Baltimore, 5th Feb., 1S37; a 

lawyer in New York City. 

1643. 3. George, b. 9th Oct., 1839; d. at Baltimore, 2d April, 1842. 



1650. VII. Samuel Breck, [1111], b. 16th Nov., 1806, at 
Pembroke, Mass.; entered the first classical school in Boston 
in its first class ; fitted for college in Bridgewater ; entered 
Harvard College in 1827, and graduated 1831 ; studied law 

with Z. Eddy, of East 
Middleborough,Mass.; 
admitted to the bar as 
counselor and attorney 
at law, 1833; m. Sarah 
Amelia Eddy, (b. 12th 
Oct., 1811,) dau. of Z. 
Eddy, 10th April, 1833; 
resided at Middlebor- 
ough Four Corners 
from 1833 to 1835, 
where he practiced law; 
moved to Braintree, 
Mass. ,1835; wife d. 4th 
Sept., 1838, at East 
Middleborough, and 
buried in her father's 
tomb there; m. 30th 
June, 1841, Susan Whitmarsh Crane, dau. of Barzillai and 
Eydia (Eddy) Crane, of Berkley, Mass., (b. Berkley, Mass., 
26th Nov., 1816); moved his office to Taunton, Mass., and 
his residence to Berkley in 1842 ; in 1851 purchased the " Old 
Mitchell Place" with a small farm attached, in Bridgewater, 
Mass., which has been the homestead since that time; sub- 
stantially gave up the practice of law in 1851 ; d. 28th Sept., 
1876; buried at Mount Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater; a 
■very thorough, clear-headed man, alwa} T s actively interested 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 97 

in politics, but not an office seeker; an original advocate of 
anti-slavery doctrines and free soil ; a man of strong will, 
high character and inflexible integrit}'. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

1651. 1. Samuel, [2000], b. at Middleborough Four Corners, Mass., 25th 

Feb., 1834; an officer of the U. S. Army. 

1652. 2. Sarah Amelia, b. 14th April, 1836, at Braintree, Mass; resided 

for a number of years at Covington, Ky.; now resident of the 
old homestead in Bridgewater. 

1653. 3. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 13th Aug., 1838, at East Middle- 

borough, Mass.; d. 5th Jan., 1839, at the same place; buried in 
tomb of Z. Eddy. 

By Second Wife. 

1654. 4. Lydia Crane, b.at Berkley, Mass., 2d Aug., 1844; d. of croup at 

same place, 2d Dec, 1846; buried in Mount Prospect Cemetery, 
Bridgewater. 

1655. 5. Robert Crane, b. 12th June, 1846, in Berkley, Mass.; in business 

in St. Louis, Mo., later in Omaha, Neb., later in San Francisco 
and near Los Angeles, Cal.; now resident of the old homestead in 
Bridgewater, Mass.; a prosperous farmer and fruit raiser; one 
of the selectmen of the town since 1879; has also held other town 
offices. 

1656. 6. Richard Axtell, b. 3d Aug., 1848 ; entered U. S. Naval Academy 

as Midshipman, 30th Sept., 1865; graduated 4th June, 1869; 
Ensign U. S. Navy, 12th July, 1870 ; Master U. S. Navy, 6th March, 
1872; accidentally drowned while bathingin the harbor of Am oy, 
China, 22d Sept., 1S74, in the first approach of the terrific typhoon 
of that season, being at that time attached to the U.S. Steamship 
Yantic; buried in the cemetery at Amoy, where a handsome 
monument was erected to his memory by his comrades; remains 
removed later to the Mount Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, 
Mass.; a man of high aims, noble purposes and correct life. See 
Appendix. 

1657. 7. Lucy Sibylla, b. 14th Jan., 1851, at Berkley, Mass., nowresides 

at the old homestead in Bridgewater, Mass. 
165S. S. Joseph, [2010], b. 3d May, 1858, at Bridgewater, Mass.; now 
resides near Austin, Texas. 

1660. VII. Joseph Breck, [1112], b. 15th July, 1808, at 
Pembroke, Mass., m. Lucy C. Dunlap, (b. Plymouth, Vermont, 
16th July, 1804); took the Franklin medal at the Mayhew 
Grammar School, and attended the classical school in Boston ; 



98 BRECK GENEALOGY 

merchant in Boston and Chelsea, Mass., and later engaged 
in banking and real estate business in Chelsea; an officer 
of that town for several years ; "A man of large intelligence, 
independence of judgment, and inflexible moral uprightness, 
but disdainful of the arts of mere personal popularity " ; the 
beautiful character and life of his wife was highly appreciated 
by her relatives and friends; she d. at Chelsea, Mass., 26th 
Dec, 1875; Joseph d. at Chelsea, Mass., 7th Sept., 1879. 

VIII. Children. 

1661. 1. Ruth Cornelia, b. at Shrewsbury, Mass., 26th July, 1835 ; d. at 

Chelsea, 26th Sept., 1867; never married. 

1662. 2. Joseph C, b. Chelsea, Mass., 31st July 1S37 ; d. 3lst Aug., 1837. 

1663. 3. Lucy Sibylla, b.Braintree, Mass., 17th May, 1841; d. at Chelsea, 

Mass., 6th Dec., 1860 ; never married. 

The above family, except Joseph C. Breck, (buried atCopp's 
Hill,) buried in Mount Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, Mass. 

1670. VII. Joseph Hunt Breck, [1138], b. 9th July, 
1798; a graduate of Yale College; a clergyman; m. Miss 
Alice Angeline Snow, 20th July, 1830 ; was first settled as 
clergyman in Brecksville, Ohio ; his wife d. 24th May, 1838, 
aged 36 years ; m. for second wife Dianthe Chamberlain, of 
Vermont; he d. at Newburgh, Ohio, 21st June, 1880, aged 
82 vears ; widow lives in Newburgh, Ohio. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

1671. I.Joseph Hunt, [2020J, b. Brecksville, Ohio, 23d June, 1831; 

residence, Newburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

1672. 2. Angeline Maria, b. 9th Oct., 1831 ; d. 14th June, 1836. 

1673. 3. Angeline Snow, b. 21st May, 1838; m. C. B. Denio, of Galena, 

111.; he d. ; she resides at Vallejo, Cal. 

IX. Children. (Denio.) 

1674. 1. Joseph Breck, resides at Vallejo, Cal. 

1680. VII. Edward Breck, [1142], b. 17th Feb., 1807; 
d. 26th Nov., 1866; a physician in successful practice at 
Detroit, Mich., and later at Brecksville, Ohio; m. 29th May, 
1831, Clarissa King, of Northampton, Mass.; he d. 26th 

Nov., 1866. 

VIII. Children. 
1681. 1. Edward King, [2030], b. Huntsburg, Ohio, 1834; d. at Brecks- 
ville, Ohio, 15th Aug., 1876. 



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99 



1691. 



1692. 



1700. 



1690. VII. John Adams Breck, [1154], b. at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., 19th Jan., 1820; m. 11th June, 1855, Rachael 
Cornelia King, of Huntsburg, Geauga County, Ohio; residence 

Brecksville, Ohio. 

VIII. Children. 

1. Eliza Maria, b. at Brecksville, Ohio, 15th Oct., 1858; educated 
at Oberlin College, Ohio; m. Edward A. Chatfield, merchant, (b. 
New Haven, 23d June, 1S48,) 12th April, 1881; residence, New 
Haven, Conn. 

2. Sophie King, b. at Brecksville, Ohio, 19th March, 1S60; edu- 
cated at Buchtel College, Akron, O., a fine musician ; m. at New 
Haven, Conn., Charles E. Park, M. D., of New Haven, Conn., 1 2th 
Sept., 1883. 

VII. Allen Yales Breck, [1172], b. Clarendon, 
Vt., 9th July, 1807; m. at Angelica, N. Y., 24th Jan., 1832, 
Isabella Mercy Groger, (b. Plainfield,N. Y., 26th Dec, 1809); 
a merchant at Warsaw, N. Y., many years ; she d. at Bound 
Brook, N. J., 8th Dec, 1866 ; he d. at same place 24th July, 

1876. See Appendix. 

VIII. Children. 

1701. 1. Aristena Amelia, b. Angelica N.Y., 25th Sept., 1833, m. 3d Oct., 
1854, Charles Johnston Judd, (b. 25th Sept., 1807,) at Warsaw, 
N. Y., where he d., 3d March, 1863 ; she now resides at Somer- 
ville.N.J. (IX. Children— Judd.) 1. Charles Breck, b. Warsaw, 
N.Y., 10th Oct., 1858; m.!5th June, 1881, at Bound Brook, Cora 
Windsor (b. 25th April, 1857); residence, Pittsburgh, Pa. (X. 
Child— Judd.) 1. Charles Windsor, b. Bound Brook, 27th July, 
1883. 
2. Jessie Breck, b. Warsaw, 1st June, 1862; d.31st March, 1864. 

2. Isabella Mary, b. Angelica, N. Y., 27th March, 1835; m. 23d 
Sept., 1856, at Warsaw, Timothy Dwight Yaill, (b. Brimfield, 
Mass., 11th May, 1817,) who d. at Bound Brook, 13th Jan., 1883 ; 
she resides at Bound Brook. 

IX. Children. (Vaill.) 

1. Mary Breck, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 15th June, 1858; m. 15thNov., 
1882, at Bound Brook, Daniel Talmadge (b. Brooklyn, 27th 
J*une, 1846); they reside in New York. (X. Children— Tal- 
madge.) 1. Rockwell Dwight, b. Brooklyn, 3d Dec, 1883. 

2. Anna Isabella, b. Brooklyn, 25th Oct., 1861; m. 12th Oct., 
1887, at Bound Brook, George La Monte; reside Bound Brook. 

3. Edward Breck, b. Bound Brook, 15th Jan., 1867, residesN.Y. 

3. Augusta, b. Aurora, N.Y., 17th Jan., 1837; d. Warsaw, 8th0ct. r 
1842. 



1702 
1703 



1704. 



1705. 

1706. 
1707. 



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1708. 4. Edward Yales, [2040], b. Warsaw, N. Y., 31st May, 1S49; a 

law3 f er at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1709. 5. Elizabeth Grace, b. Warsaw, 9th Aug., 1851; m. 15th May, 

1873, at Bound Brook, Dr. Gustav Treskatis (b. Koenigsburg, 
Russia, 19th Jan., 1842); they reside at Cleveland, Ohio. (IX. 
Children — Treskatis.) 1. Chesney, b. New York, 10th June, 

1874. 2. Helen, b. Bridgewater, Pa., 4th March, 1877. 

1720. VII. George Wainwright Breck, [1173], b. 20th 

Aug., 1809; m. MarciaDunlop, 19th Oct., 1841; a gentleman 

of high character and blameless life ; was marshal and sheriff 

in Steuben County, N. Y.; he d. at Bath, N. Y., ; she d. 

at same place in 1849. 

VIII. Children. 

1721. 1. George Dunlop, b. 9th Nov., 1843 ; d. at the age of 19, at Har- 

rison's Landing, 7th July, 1862, while serving his country. 

1722. 2. Samuel Allen, b. 25th July, 1846 ; resident of Bath, N. Y. 

1723. 3. Thomas Marshall, b. , 1848; resident of Bath, N. Y. 

1730. VII. Samuel Perry Breck, [1201], b. 18th March, 
1817; m. Mary R. Baldwin, at Palmyra, N. Y., 19th Sept., 
1839 ; for many years a merchant in New York City ; d. at 
Greenfield, Mass., 29th July, 1880, where she now (1889) 
resides with her daughter. 

VIII. Children. 

1731. 1. George CuYLER,b.l9th Sept., 1840; educated at Rev. Dr. Benja- 

min D wight's Classical School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a man of talent; 
entered the army of the U.S. during the War of the Rebellion, and 
served four ) r ears with N. Y. Artillery ; was mustered out at end 
of war as Captain Battery B., 3d N. Y. Light Artillery; highly 
recommended for the Regular Army ; d. at New York City, 12th 
Oct., 1869; no descendants. 

1732. 2. Charles Alrert, [2050], b.3d May, 1842; residence, New York 

City. 

1733. 3. Ella Mary, b. 15th March, 1844; residence with her mother at 

Greenfield, Mass. The writer acknowledges the very friendly and 
important assistance he has received from this daughter in his 
genealogical work. 

1740. VII. William Gilman Breck, [1202], b. 14th Nov., 
1818; m.MaryVanDeventer,at PennYan, N. Y., 20th Sept., 
1843; educated at Oberlin College ; studied at Havard Medi- 
cal School from which he received his degree of M. D.; a very 
prominent physician and surgeon for forty years at Spring- 
field, Mass.; under Governor Andrew, Dr. Breck filled im- 
portant positions with the Union Army, being present at 



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101 




DR. WILLIAM G. BRECK. 



the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Antietam, second Bull 
Run, and Gettysburg; he also accomplished much valuable 
service as consulting surgeon, etc.; he d. suddenly at Chicopee, 
Mass., where he was 
visiting a patient, 22d 
Jan., 1889. See Appen- 
dix. 

VIII. Children. 
1741. 1. Theodore Frel- 

INGHUYSEX, [2060] 

b. 29th July, 1844, 
a physician at 
Springfield, Mass- 
achusetts. 

1750. VII. Joseph 
BowenBreck, [1203], 
b.27th Jan. ,1821; grad- 
uated at Dartmouth 
College, New Hamp- 
shire, where he re- 
ceived a degree of M.D.; 
m. ; d. at Elmira, N. Y., 18th March, 1855. 

VIII. Children. 
1751. 1. William Davidson, d. young in Vermont; no descendants. 

1760. VII. Edward Ruthven Breck, [1204], b. 3d May, 

1823; m. Sarah E. Howell, of Rushville, N. Y., 14th May, 

1845; (she b. 7th April, 1824); he d. 25th Nov., 1845, at 

Ovid, N. Y. 

VIII. Children. 
1761. 1. Edward R., [2070], b. 25th March, 1846, at Rushville, Yates 
County, N. Y.; d. 3d April, 1885. 

1770. VII. Aaron Breck, [1213], b. 12th Oct., 1820, at 
Northampton, Mass.; m. Elizabeth Starkweather, (b. 1st 
Jan., 1832, at Northampton,) in Northampton, 22d Oct., 
1856 ; educated and lived in Northampton. Mass.; a farmer; 
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principles and consistent religious life; removed to Lawrence, 
Kansas, in 1850, where he d. 14th May, 1886 ; being then a 
deacon of the Union Congregational Church, Kanwaka 
Township. 

VIII. Children. 

1. Grace Axmira, b. , 1857; d. 7th April, 1866. 

2. Susan jtiubbard, b. 26th Dec, 1859. 

3. Alfred Starkwather, b. 30th June, 1863. 



1771. 
1772. 
1773. 
1774. 
1775. 



4. Aaron, b. 22d Sept., 1867. 

5. Louis Merrick, b. 15tli Feb., 1870. 



1780. VII. Orson Allen Breck, [1223], b. Roxbury, 
Delaware County, New York, 24th Feb., 1830 ; educated at 
Maculan Academy, Wayne County, New York ; removed to 
Waverly, Van Buren County Michigan, 1852; m. Ermina 
M. Rogers, (b. 30th Oct., 1828, in Oswego County, New 
York,) 23d March, 1854, at Waverly, Van Buren County, 

Michigan; formerly a 
farmer ; now resides at 
Paw Paw, Mich. 

VIII. Children. 

1781. 1. George Ellis, 
[2080J, b. 22d Sept., 1856, 
at Glen dale, Van Buren 
County, Mich.; now, 1888, 
resides at Paw Paw, Mich. 

1782. 2. Florence Isa- 
dore, b. 11th Nov., 1858, at 
Glendale, Mich.; educated at 
Michigan State Normal 
School at Ypsilanti; m. at 
Glendale, Albert E. Bulson, 
M. D., 11th Dec, 1878; (he 
b. 19th Aug., 1847, at Roch- 
ester, N. Y.); they reside at 
Brodhead, Green County, 
Wis. 

IX. Children. (Bulson.) 

1783. 1. Flossie Amabel, b. 17th Aug.; 1881. 

1784. 2. Glen Allen, b. 14th Jan., 1883. 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 103 

1785. 3. John Irwin, b. 8th Oct., 1860, at Glendale, Mich.; graduated, 

B.S., Michigan Agricultural College; attorne}- at law, Paw Paw, 
Mich., and circuit court commissioner; at this time, 1889, un- 
married. 

1786. 4. Fannie Adele, b. 19th June, 1863, at Glendale; m. at Monroe, 

Wis., 20th Jan., 1881, Lamont C. Lumbard (b. 11th Jan., 1860, 
at Marengo, 111. ); they reside at Marengo, 111. 

IX. Children. (Lumbard.) 

1787. 1. Breck Belmont, b. 31st Jan., 1SS5, at Marengo, 111. 

1788. 2. Richard Foster, b. 27th Jan., 18S7, at Gravel Lake, Mich. 

1789. 5. Harley Rogers, b. 18th April, 1870, at Glendale, Mich; resides 

at Paw Paw, Mich., 1889, where he is a law clerk and shorthand 
writer. 

1800. VIII. Edward Breck, [1238], b. at Thomaston, 
Knox County, Maine, 13th Jan., 1819; m. Mary Helen 
Dearborn, (b. in Vassalborough, Kennebec County, Maine, 
— Aug., 1830,) 11th July, 1847; she d. 27th Jan., 1849; m. 
for second wife Sarah E. Mayfield, (b. in China, Maine, 21st 
Sept., 1830,) 23d March, 1851; a pump manufacturer and 
carpenter at North Vassalborough, Maine; much respected 
in the community where he lives ; an honorable man in word 
and work ; a great reader, much interested in the affairs of 
the day, and charitable to those in trouble. 

IX. Children, by First Wife. 

1801. 1. George Edward Dearborn, b. in Vassalborough, Me., 27th May, 

1848; now, 18S9, living at North Vassalborough, Me. 

By Second Wife. 

1802. 2. Charles Henry, b. China, Me., 22d Jan., 1852; d. 1861 

1803. 3. Daughter, d. in infancy. 

1804. 4. Thomas Arnold, b. at Vassalborough, Me., 22d Oct., 1S65 ; now, 

18S9, unmarried; residence Oakland, Me. 

1810. VIII. William Dean Breck, [1253], b. 31st Aug., 
1825; m. Mary Keay, 25th Sept., 1851; she d. 25th Feb., 
1854; m. for second wife Emily Brown, 18th Sept., 1855, 
who d. — March, 1856, without issue; m. for third wife 
Martha Weymouth, 20th April, 1857 ; resides at Rockland, 
Maine. 



104 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children, by First Wife. 

1811. 1. William Otis, [2090], b. 17th July, 1853 ; resides at Upper Bed- 

ford, Province Quebec, Canada. 

1812. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. 3d Jan., 1854; m. Thomas Franklin Stinch- 

field, 15th Jan., 1875, at Clinton, Me., where they now (1889) 
reside. 

X. Children. (Stinchfield.) 

1813. 1. Susie S., b. 25th May, 1876. 

1814. 2. Mattie Mary, b. 17th July, 1878. 

1815. 3. Thomas Billings, b. 31st March, 1880. 

1816. 4. Roger Franklin, b. 22d Nov., 1881. 

1817. 5. Helen Margaret, b. 20th Jan., 1884. 

1818. 6. Ruth Lottie, b. 10th June, 1885. 

1819. 7. Belle Mabel, b. 5th Oct., 18S6. 

By Third Wife. 
1821. 3. James L., b. 1st May, 1858 ; unmarried ; resides at Rockland, Me. 

1830. VIII. Joseph Berry Breck, [1255], b. 12th July, 

1828; m. Fredonia Gaston; she d. ; m. for second wife 

Ellen Francis Newell; a shipmaster ; was an officer in U. S. 
Navy during the Rebellion, and d. as lieutenant commander 
1865. His widow m. for second husband Frederick W. Rice, 
[1243], who d. 17th Feb., 1885; she resides with her son 
John L. in Paris, France. See Appendix. 

IX. Children, by Second Wife. 

1831. 1 and 2. Twin Daughters, d. in infancy. 

1832. 3. John Leslie, b. at sea, 10th April, 1860; an artist; now resides 

in Paris, France. 

1833. 4. Edward, b. at San Francisco, 31st July, 1861 ; a Doctor of 

Philosophy, magna cum laude, University of Leipsic, Germany, 
1887; is preparing for a literarj' career; in. at Prague, 31st Aug., 
1889, Antonie Wagner; now traveling in Europe. 

1840. VIII. Henry E. C. Breck, [1264], b. , 1832; 

m. Anna French; he d. 1859. 

IX. Children. 
1841. 1. Frederic, [2100], resides at Pawtucket, R. I. 

1850. VIII. Charles Edward Breck, [1271], b. Leo- 
minster, Mass., about 1821; went to California in 1849; 
m. ; now resides in California. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 105 

IX. Children. 
1851. 1. Frank F., resides in California. 

1860. VIII. William Peters Breck, [1285], b. in New 
York City, 30th Nov., 1833; m. Matilda W. Warde, of 
Newark, New Jersey, (b. 1838,) 12th Oct., 1859; in business 
at New York as a sugar refiner, and for a few years preceding 
his death as a publisher; residence in Brooklyn, New York, 
for last twenty-five years ; d. in Brooklyn, 16th March, 1886 ; 
his widow resides in same place, 83 Bedford avenue; "An 
upright, sincere follower of Christ now entered into his rest." 

IX. Children. 

1861. 1. Helen M. 

1862. 2. Carrie W., d. 1872. 

1863. 3. Lizzie G., d. 1S69. 

1864. 4. WilliamBenjamin.d. 29th March, 1870; in 1887, at the Brooklyn 

Polytechnic and Collegiate Institute. 

1870. VIII. Charles Henry Bass Breck, [1291], b.Pep- 
perell, Mass., 23d Aug., 1820; m. at Brighton, Mass., 19th 
Sept., 1848, Frances Augusta Brown; she d. 18th March, 
1871 ; m. for second wife Mary Agnes Murphy, at Brighton, 
6th Nov., 1876; residence, Newton, Mass.; now, 1889, senior 
member of the firm of Joseph Breck & Sons, 51, 52 and 53 
north Market street, Boston, agricultural warehouse and 
seed store. IX . children. 

1871. 1. Charles Henry, [2110], b. 8th July, 1850 ; one of the firm of 

Joseph Breck & Sons, Boston. 

1872. 2. Joseph Francis, [2120], b. 4th June, 1857; a member of the 

firm of Joseph Breck & Sons. 

1873. 3. Frances Elizabeth, b. 9th Nov., 1859, at Brighton, Mass.; m. 

Willard Gilman Brackett, of Newton, Mass., 7th Oct., 1884; their 
residence in 1S89 is Boston. 

X. Children. (Brackett.) 

1874. 1. Caroline Russell, b. 3d June, 1S86. 

1875. 2. Charles Henry Breck, b. 24th Jan., 1888. 

1880. VIII. Charles Edward Cushing Breck, [1335], 
b. 8th May, 1834, at Milton, Mass.; m. Mary S. Stone, of 
Watertown, 1st Dec, 1857; now of the firm of Whitman & 
Breck, surveyors; 85 Devonshire street, Boston, Mass.; resi- 
dence, "The Butternuts," Milton. 



106 BRECK GENEALOGY 

IX. Children. 

1881. 1. Alice Cushing, b. 7th Nov., 1860. 

1882. 2. Sarah Vose, b. 3d Jan., 1863. 

1883. 3. Mary Adams, b. 28th Nov., 1867. 

1890. VIII. George Foster Breck, [1364], b. at Carroll, 
Fairfield Count}', Ohio, 25th July, 1850; a farmer; m. at 
Neville Island, Alleghany County, Pa., 26th Oct., 1876, 
Margaret M. Fleeson, (b. 17th March, 1852, on Neville 
Island, near Pittsburg, Pa.,) dau. of Thomas P. Fleeson, of 
New Brighton, Pa.; in 1873 removed to the vicinity of Repub- 
lican City, Harlan County, Neb., where he now lives on a 

farm. 

IX. Children. 

1891. 1. Emma Elizabeth, b. 2d Sept., 1877, in Gage County, Nebraska. 

1892. 2. Thomas Plunkett, b. 19th Jan., 18S0, in Harlan County, Neb- 

raska. 

1893. 3. Harry Perciyal, b. 6th Feb., 1882, at Neville Island, Pa.; d. in 

infancy. 

1894. 4. Charles Frederick Glenn, b. 21st Feb., 1883, in Harlan County, 

Nebraska. 

1895. 5. Frank Howard, b. 2d June, 1885. 

1900. . VIII. Frank Arthur Breck, [1369], b. at Grove 
City, Ohio, 21st March, 1860; graduated at Washington 
and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, 1880 ; settled on a fruit 
and vine farm in the suburbs of Vineland, New Jersey ; m. 
Carrie Elizabeth Ellis, of Vineland, 28th May, 1884; cere- 
mony performed by her brother, Rev. Edwin M. Ellis, of 

Vineland. 

IX. Children. 

1901. 1. Grace Marion, b. 5th July, 1885. 

1902. 2. Elizabeth, b. 18th July, 1886. 

1910. VIII. George Breck, [1421], b. 8th Oct., 1852; 
removed to Helena, Montana Territorj^ where he m. Mollie 
Anthony, 1881; residence, Helena, where he is an "active, 
energetic young man of good promise." 

IX. Children. 

1911. 1. Edna Jane, b. Helena, M. T., 10th Sept., 1882. 

1912. 2. John Thomas, b. Helena, M. T., 5th Feb., 1884. 

1913. 3. George Anthony, b. Helena, M. T., 23d July, 1885. 



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1920. VIII. Charles Gassett Breck, [1434], b. at 
Ascutneyville, Vt., 19th Sept., 1852; m. Lizzie W. Betts, of 
Bridgeport. Conn., 9th March, 1886; is associated with his 
brothers James Hunter Breck and Martin Burr Breck in the 
wholesale and retail rubber goods business, in Springfield, 
Mass., all being men of active business qualities, commanding 
an extensive trade. 

1930. VIII. Lloyd Breck, [1523], b. Dexter, New York, 

17th March, 1842 ; served in the 28th Wisconsin Volunteers 

during the War of the Rebellion ; m. 30th Dec, 1869, Helen 

A. Hinckley ; they reside at Antigo, Wis., where he is a farmer, 

etc. 

IX. Children. 

1931. 1. Harriet Burton, b. Wisconsin, — Aug., 1870. 

1932. 2. Henrietta Josephine, b. Wisconsin, — Dec, 1872. 

1933. 3. Samuel, b. Barrytown, N. Y., 13th Jan., 1879. 

1934. 4-. Mary Hinckley, b. Barrytown, N. Y., — Sept., 1882 ; d. 1886. 

1940, VIII. George L. Breck, [1531], b. 23d Aug., 1837; 
heenteredasa youth the counting house of Ho wland&Aspin- 
wall, and after remaining with them a number of years went 
into the shipping business with Stephen Merchant under the 
firm name of Merchant & Breck ; after dissolution of this 
copartnership he became Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Mocanaqua Coal Company, one of the largest coal corpora- 
tions in the Wyoming region of Pennsylvania; when this 
company disposed of their interests he retired from active 
business; m. Mary H. Breck, [1564J, 13th Sept., 1882, and 
settled at Green Ridge, a suburb of Scranton, Pa., where they 
now reside. [See 1981]. 

1950. VIII. Charles du Pont Breck, [1532], b. at 
Wilmington, Del., 18th May, 1840; graduated at Union 
College, New York, 1859 ; studied law with Victor Du Pont 
at Wilmington ; completed his studies and admitted to the 
bar at Scranton, Pa., 1861 ; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., — April 
1869, Mary Duer, (b. New York City, 8th June, 1843,) dau. 
of John K. Duer, U. S. N.; was the first comptroller of the 
city of Scranton, Pa., (where he resides,) elected by a large 



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majority, but declined renomination ; is reputed "an active 
earnest, industrious, straightforward business man, "having 

passed "a lifetime of 
business with honor 
and integrity" and 
"without a blemish"; 
one of the staunchest 
and most estimable 
citizens"; in 1889 is 
director in the oldest 
bank in Scranton as 
well as of several cor- 
porations of the town. 

IX. Children. 

1951. 1. Charles du 
Pont, d. in infancy. 

1952. 2. Victor, d. in 
infancy. 

1953. 3, Duer, in the 
summer of 1SS9 traveling in 
Europe. 

1960. VIII. William A. Muhlenberg Breck, [1551], b. 
12th July, 1856, at Gull Lake, Minn; educated at St. Augus- 
tine College, Benicia, California, and Nashotah Seminary, 
Wisconsin ; a clergyman (Episcopal) ; m. Anna Eliza Ackley, 
(b. 23d June, I860,) at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 13th Dec, 
1883 ; settled at Suisun, Solano County, California. 




CHARLES DUPONT BRECK, ESQ. 



1961. 



IX. Children. 
1. Evangeline Lardner, b. 26th June, 1885, at Suisun, Cal. 



1970. VIII. Charles Renwick Breck, [1552], b. Fari- 
bault, Minn., 11th Oct., 1858; educated at Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, New Hampshire, and a graduate at Harvard (1883); 
employed on Southern Pacific Railroad; m. Henrietta Jane 
Stiles (b. in Deposit, N. Y.,) 12th July, 1880; she was the 
first graduate of St. Mary's Academy on the Pacific coast, 
founded by Rev. Dr. J. Lloyd Breck; they reside in San 
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DORCHESTER BRANCH 109 

IX. Children. 

1971. 1. James Lloyd, b. in Durango, Col., 3d May, 1882; d. at Benicia, 

Cat, 5th Aug., 1883. 

1972. 2. Charles Renwick, b. in Berkley, Cal., 17th Sept., 1884. 

1973. 3. Phillip Stiles, b. , 1886. 

1980. VIII. George William Breck, [1565], b. at Her- 
rick, near Towanda, Pa., 12th Oct., 1851 ; m. at Pottstown, 
Pa., 13th July, 1882, Helen Mary Shewell ; hed. at Ft. Wayne, 
Ind., 28th March, 1883 ; she d. 16th May, 1888, in German- 
town, Pa. 

IX. Children. 
1981. 1. George William, b. at Pottstown, 2Sth June, 18S3; adopted 
by George L. Breck and wife, [1910], in 1889. 



1990. VIII. Charles Joseph Breck; [1642], b. in Balti. 
more, Maryland, 5th Feb., 1837; educated in Baltimore and 
New York City; a lawyer; m. 3d Jan., 1864, Francina Tittle 
Valentine, (b. 18th April, 1840, in Saratoga County, New 
York); now, 1889, in active practice of his profession in New 
York City, in partnership with Hon. Delano C. Calvin, ex- 
surrogate of New York ; on receiving the news of the firing 
on Fort Sumter he went to Washington (April, 1861,) with 
the 7th New York Regiment, and continued in the service of 
the United States to the end of the war, a portion of the time 
as paymaster U. S. Navy. 

IX. Children. 

1991. 1. Juliet, b. in New York City, 31st May, 1867; resides with her 

father, 3-43 west Fifty-sixth street, New York City. 

1992. 2. Georgie, b. in New York City, 5th March, 1869. 

1993. 3. Charles Joseph, b. in New York City, 18th Oct., 1873. 

2000. VIII. Samuel Breck, [1651], b. 25th Feb., 1834, 
at Middleborough, Plymouth County, Mass.; entered U. S. 
Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1st July, 1851 ; 
m. Caroline Juliet Barrett, (b. 18th May, 1832,) dau. of 
Samuel and Anne Juliet ( Eddy ) Barrett, at Auburndale, 
Massachusetts, 23d Sept., 1857. The following is taken 



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from "Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of 
the U. S. Military Academy " : 

" Military History : — Cadet at the U. S. Military Academy 
from 1st July, 1851, to 1st July, 1855, when he was gradu- 
ated (class rank 7) and promoted in the army to 

Bvt. Second Lieut, of Artillery, 1st July, 1855. 

Served in Florida hostilities agains the Seminole Indians, 

(Second Lieut. 1st Artillery, 1st July, 1855) 

1855-56; in garrison at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, 

1856-7, and Fort Mc- 
Henry, Maryland, 
1857-59; enroute to 
Texas, marching from 
Helena, Arkansas, to 
Fort Clark, Texas, 
1859; in garrison at 
Fort Moultrie, South 
Carolina, 1859-60 ; 
and at the Military 
Academy, 1860-61, as 
Assistant Professsor of 
Geography, History 
and Ethics, 24th Sept., 

1860, to 26th April, 

1861, and Principal 
Assistant Professor of 

Geography, History and Ethics, 26th April to 3d Decem- 

( First Lieut. 1st Artillery, 11th April, 1861, to 20th Feb., 1862) 

ber, 1861. Served against the Rebellion of the Seceding 

(Captain, Staff— Assistant Adjutant General, 29th Nov., 1861) 

States, 1861-66; as Assistant Adjutant General of Gen. Mc- 
Dowell's Division (Army of the Potomac) in the defenses of 
Washington, D. C, 9th December, 1S61, to 24th March, 
1862; as Assistant Adjutant General of the 1st Army Corps, 
24th March, 1862, and of the Department of the Rappahan- 




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DORCHESTER BRANCH 111 

nock, 4th April, to 20th June, 1862, being engaged in the 
occupation of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 18th April, 1862, 
and Expedition to the Shenandoah Valley to intercept the 

{Major, Staff— Additional Aide-de-C amp, 23d May, 1862, to 17th July, 

1862. ) 

retreat of the Rebel forces under Gen. Jackson, May-June, 
1862 ; as Assistant in the Adjutant General's office, at Wash- 
ington, D.C., from 2d July, 1862, in charge of Rolls, Returns, 

( Major, Staff— Assistant Adjutant General, 11th July, 1862) 

(Bvt. Lieut. Col. 24th Sept., 1864, for Meritorious and Faithful Services 

during- the Rebellion) 

(Bvt. Colonel, 13th March, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful and Meritorious 
Services in the Adjutant GeneraVs Department During the Rebellion) 

( Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Army, 13th March, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful and 
Meritorious Services in the Adjutant General's Department 

during the Rebellion.) 

Books, Blanks and business pertaining to the enlisted men 
of the Regular and Volunteer Forces, and of the records of 
discontinued commands and the preparation and publication 
of the 'Volunteer Army Register.' " 

Since 1870, served in California, New York, Washington, 
D. C, Minnesota, and since 1885 at Headquarters Depart- 
ment of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska; appointed Lieut. 
Colonel Asst. Adjutant General, 28th Feb., 1887. 

IX. Children. 

2001. 1. Amelia, b. 25th Aug. 1860, at Fort Moultrie, S. C; d. in infancy. 

2002. 2. Samuel, [2130], b. 8th Aug., 1862, at Washington, D.C; a prac- 

ticing physician in Boston, Mass. 

2010. VIII. Joseph Breck, [1658], b. 3d May, 1858, at 
Bridgewater, Mass.; educated in the State Normal School 
at that place ; removed to Texas in 1882, and bought a place 
near Austin, Texas, on which he built a home; m. Etta M. 
Pitts, of Moline, 111., 22d Jan., 1885; a farmer and fruit 
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IX. Children. 

2011. 1. Richard Edward, b. Austin, Texas, 14th Oct., 18S6 ; d. 30th Oct., 

1886. 

2012. 2. Samuel, b. 10th Nov., 1S87, at Austin, Texas; d. at the same 

place 7th June, 1888. 



2020. VIII. Joseph Hunt Breck, [1671], b. Brecksville, 
Ohio, 23d June, 1831; m. 18th Jan., 1859, Harriett Maria 
Brooks, o'f Carlisle, Loraine County, Ohio, (b. 23d April, 
1832) ; a prosperous, practical dairyman and farmer, at 
Newburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

IX. Children. 

2021. 1. George Dwight, b. 5th Dec, 1859; in business in Cleveland, 

Ohio ; unmarried in 1886. 

2022. 2. Theodore Brooks, b. 3d March, 1862; in 1886, studying 

medicine; unmarried in 
1886. 

2023. 3. William Mer- 
iam, b. 14th April, 1866; still 
a student in 1886. 

2024. 4. Mary Louise, b. 
18th Sept., 1868. 

2030. VIII. Edward 
King Breck, [1681], 
b. Huntsburgh, Ohio, 
1834; m. Mary Louisa 
Oakes, (b.1843) 1866; 
resident of Brecksville, 
Ohio ; a druggist and 
farmer; d. at Brecks- 
ville, Ohio, 15th Aug., 
1876, aged 42 years ; 
she d. 8th Dec, 1876. 

IX. Children. 

2031. 1. Theodore, b. 1st Dec, 1866; a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio. 

2032. 2. Alice, b. 1st Jan., 1870 ; d. 6th Nov., 1876. 




' if 

THEODORE BRECK, [2031]. 



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113 



2040. VIII. Edward Yales Breck, [1708], b. 31st May, 
1849, at Warsaw, 
New York; m. 28th 
May, 1873, at Mc 
Keesport, Pa., Ada 
Barclay, (b. Youngs- 
town, Ohio, 15th Oct., 
1851); residence, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., where he is 
a prominent lawyer ; 
wife d. . 



IX. Children. 

2041. 1. Edward Allen, b. 

Alleghany City, 
Pa., 30th March, 
1874. 

2042. 2. Edith, b. Allegha- 

ny City, Pa., 10th 
June, 1875. 




EDWARD YALES ERECK, ESQ. 



2050. VIII. Charles Albert Breck, [1732], b. 3d May, 
1842 ; educated at Dr. Dw ; ght's Classical School, Brooklyn, 
New York ; a member of 13th Regiment, N. Y. S. M., (Co. G.,) 
Brooklyn, during the Rebellion; also emplo} r ed as clerk in 
Quartermaster's Department, U. S. A., at Elmira New York; 
m. Ida A. Wesley, at New York City, 5th Sept., 1877; resi- 
dence at Mt. Vernon, New York; business, 157 and 159 
William street, New York City. 

IX. Children. 

2051. 1. Mary Elizabeth, b. New York, 14th Dec., 1878. 

2052. 2. Charles W., b. at New York, 10th June, 1881. 

2053. 3. Ida, b. New York, 18th Sept., 1884. 

2054. 4. Samuel Perry, b. 11th Sept., 1886. 

2060. VIII. Theodore Frelinghuysen Breck, [1741], 
b. 29th July, 1844; educated at Williston Seminary, East- 
hampton, Mass.; graduated at Harvard College, 1866; 
studied medicine in Europe two and one-half years from 



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1869 ; m. Cordelia H. Townsend, 18th April, 1 872, at Boston, 
Mass.; during the War of the Rebellion was with the Army 
of the U. S. as surgeon at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia ; 
state medical examiner; has a high standing in his profes- 
sion of physician and surgeon. 

IX. Children. 

2061. 1. Helen Townsend, b. at Springfield, Mass., 13th March, 1874. 

2062. 2. William Gilman, b. at Springfield, Mass., 22d June, 1877. 

2070. VIII. Edward RuthyenBreck, [1761], b. at Rush- 

ville, Yates County, New York, 25th March, 1846 ; a druggist 

at Rushville for ten years, then removed to Ovid, New York. 

and in 1882 to Ithaca, New York; m. Miss Helen Cornelia 

Hinds at Ithaca, 19th June, 1883, where he d. 3d April, 

1885; his widow is now living near Newfield, Tompkins 

County, New York ; Mr. Breck was reputed a "model man" 

in the community where he lived. 

IX. Children. 
2071. 1. Horace Howell, b. 12th March, 1884, at Chenango Forks, 
Broome County, New York. 

2080. VIII. George Ellis Breck, [1781], b. 22d Sept., 
1856, at Glendale, Mich.; graduate Michigan Agricultural 
College, B. S., 1878; studied law there; attorney at law, 
Paw Paw, Michigan; m. 8th June, 1882, Amabel McCarger, 
at Lansing, Michigan; (she b. 31st Dec, 1860). 

IX. Children. 
2081. 1. Margaret H., b. 10th Feb., 1888. 

2090. IX. William Otis Breck, [1811,] b. 17th July, 
1853 ; m. Anna Eliza Toof, of St. Armand, Canada, 25th 
Aug., 1881; residence in 1887, Upper Bedford, Province of 

Quebec, Canada. 

X. Children. 
2091. 1. Mary Alice, b. 12th April, 1885. 

2100. IX. Frederick Breck, [1841], b. ; m. 

; resides at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH 115 

X. Children. 



2101. 1. 

2102. 2. 



2110. IX. Charles Henry Breck, [1871], b. 8th July, 
1850 ; m. 12th Dec, 1883, Marion Agnes Adams, at Newton, 
Mass.; residence, Boston; one of the firm of Joseph Breck & 
Sons, 51, 52 and 53, north Market street, Boston, Mass. 

X. Children. 

2111. 1. Frances Elizabeth, b. 2d Nov., 1884. 

2112. 2. Charles Henry, b. 11th March, 1887. 

2120. IX. Joseph Francis Breck, [1872], b. 4th June, 
1857; m. 8th Feb., 1883, at Brighton, Annie H. Wilde; resi- 
dence Boston, Mass.; one of the firm of Joseph Breck & Sons, 
51, 52 and 53 north Market street, Boston, Mass. 

X. Children. 
2121. 1. Joseph Francis, b. 3d Feb., 1885. -i ', ft *-<f 

2130. IX. Samuel Breck, [2002], b. 8th Aug., 1862, at 
Washington, D. C; graduated, B. S., at Columbian Univers- 
ity^. C, 1881, and M.D.,at the Medical School of Harvard 
University, in Boston, 30th June, 1886 ; located in Boston, 
Mass.; m. at West Newton, Mass., 8th Jan., 1889, Louisa 
Maria Eddy, (b. Fall River, Mass., 20th Dec, 1863,) dau. 
of Caleb Frank and Georgianna (Winslow) Eddy, of West 
Newton; in her married name she drops from her maiden 
name Maria, but not Eddy ; they reside in Boston, where he 
is a practicing physician, with Dr. Orlando W. Doe, who is 
one of the leading physicians of Boston, at 150 Common- 
wealth avenue. 



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3000. I. Thomas Breck, [2,] b. probably in Lancaster 

County, England, about 1600; m. in England 

; emigrated to Massachusetts about 1650, and 



settled in Dorchester, where he d. 3d Aug., 1657; probably 
his wife d. in England before his departure as no record of 
her can be found in Dorchester, and he may have left children 
there in addition to the following, the only one found in 

America. 

II. Children. 
3001. 1. Thomas, [3010], b. in England probably about 1635; d. 3d 
April, 1723, at Sherborn, Mass. 

3010. II. ThomasBreck, [3001], b.inEngland, probably 
about 1635 ; came with his father to Massachusetts 1650 ; 
m. at Dorchester, 12th Dec, 1656, Mary Hill, dau. of John 
Hill ; in 1658, after the death of his father, removed with his 
wife's brother, John Hill, to Sherborn, and settled (first on 
the bank of Charles River) on a part of Robert Kaine's grant, 
about one-fourth mile north of Bogistow pond ; having 
purchased about five hundred acres, they divided it, Hill 
taking the north part and two acres for a house lot, south 
of what was Thomas Breck's lane in 1856, bounded by the 
present highway on the east, and by Breck on all other sides, 
where Hill built a second house ; Mr. Breck d. 3d April, 1723 ; 
his widow d. 15th Aug., 1726. 



130 BRECK GENEALOGY 

III. Children. 

3011. 1. Mary, b. 17th Oct., 1657, at Dorchester, Mass.; d. — Dec, 1657, 

in Dorchester. 

3012. 2. Susanna, b. 10th Sept., 1663; d. 25th Aug., 1664; recorded at 

Medfield. 

3013. 3. Susanna, b. 10th May, 1667; d. "fyAj*-t- /)*</ 7* £*&" & < fyrZ'j 

3014. 4. John, [3020], b. 4th March, 1671 ; d. . 

3015. 5. Bethiah, b. 20th Dee., 1673 ; d. . 

3016. 6. Nathaniel, (twin), b. 1st March, 1682; d. . 

3017. 7. Samuel, (twin), b. 1st March, 16S2; d. . 




3020. III. John Breck, [3014], b. at Sherborn, Mass., 
4th March, 1671; inherited the farm owned by his father; 
m. 9th March, 1697, Mehetabel Morse, dau. of Captain 
Joseph Morse, of Sherborn, and Mehetabel, dau. of Nicholas 
Wood ; he d. ; she d. . 

IV. Children. 

3021. 1. Mehetabel, b. at Sherborn, Mass., 10th Oct., 1698; m. William 

Leland, of Sherborn ; d. . 

3022. 2. Jonas, [3030], b. 9th March, 1700; d. 13th June, 1775. 

3023. 3. Abigail, b. 19th April; d. 3d March, 1775. 

3024. 4. Keziah, b. 14th Dec, 1715 ; d. . 

3025. 5. Elijah, [3040], b. 22d June, 1718; d. 11th Feb., 1791. 

3030. IV. Jonas Breck, [3022], b. at Sherborn, 9th March, 
1700; inherited the central part of the Breck farm in Sher- 
born; m. 18th Feb., 1734-5, Mary Daniel, ofNeedham, who 
d. 1788, aged 85; he d. 13th June, 1775. 

V. Children. 

3031. 1. John [3060], b. 1st Dec, 1735; d. 18th March, 1824. 

3032. 2. Mehetabel, b. 20th July, 1737; d. 30th Aug., 1812; unmarried. 

3033. 3. Jonas, b. 19th June, 1739 ; d. young. 

3034. 4. Joseph, [3090], b. 28th May, 1741 ; d. 28th June, 1820. 

3035. 5. Mary, b. 31st Aug., 1743 ; d. 14th March, 1744. 

3036. 6. Daniel, b. 22d Feb., 1744-5 ; d, . 

3037. 7. Thomas, [3110], b. 28th Feb., 1747-8; d. . 

3040. IV. Elijah Breck, [3025], b. 22d June, 1718; 
settled on the east side of the Breck farm, where John Ware 
resided in 1856; m. Sarah Hill, (b. 27th May, 1728); he d. 
11th Feb., 1791; she d. 19th Nov., 1806. 



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V. Children. 

3041. 1. Elijah, [3120], b. 20th July, 1753; d. 11th Feb., probably about 

1795, accidentally. 

3042. 2. Jonathan, b. 1st Dec, 1754; resided on the homestead, but d. in 

Medfield, Mass., . 

3043. 3. Keziah, b. 14th Jan., 1757; m. Jessie Hill; their descendant, 

Edwin Hill, now lives in Gardner, Mass. 

3044. 4. Daniel, [3130], (twin), b.l2th May, 1758; d. inSherborn about 

1S38. 

3045. 5. Jonas, [3210], (twin), b. 12th May, 1758; d. 1822; spelled his 

name " Brick." 

3046. 6. Abigail, b. 23d April, 1761; m. Reuben Crimpton, of Croydon, 

N. H.; she d. ; he d. . 

3047. 7. Luther, [3240], b. 27th March, 1763; d. . 

3048. 8. Calvin, b. 13th Dec, 1765 ; d. . 

3049. 9. Jonathan, [3250], b. 13th Dec, 1767 ; d. . 

3051. 10. Enoch, (twin), b. 6th Feb., 1770 ; d. . 

3052. 11. Benoni, (twin), b. 6th Feb., 1770; d. . 

3060. V. John Breck, [3031], b. Sherborn, Mass., 1st 
Dec, 1735; m. about 1758 Mary Hill, of Medfield, Mass; 
settled on the west part of the Breck farm, three-fourths of 
a mile southwest of the straits ; she d. 5th Feb., 1823, aged 
82; he d. in Sterling, Mass., 18th March, 1824; he joined 
the minute-men in the battle at Lexington. 

VI. Children. 

3061. 1. Joshua, b. 13th April, 1759 ; d. 26th Feb., 1762. 

3062. 2. John, [3260], b. 1st Jan., 1761 ; d. , near Barre, Mass. 

3063. 3. Nathan, [3270], b. 31st July, 1763 ; d. 1st April, 1857. 

3064. 4. Mary, b. 29th Oct.. 1765 ; m. Abijah Wedge, of Milford, Mass., 

1790 ; she d. in Sterling, Mass., 3d April, 1857 ; he d. . 

VII. Children. (Wedge.) 

3065. 1. Lothrop, b. 25th Sept., 1795; m. Elizabeth Merriam, of 

Sterling, Mass., about 1825 ; he was accidentally drowned at 
Waterville Falls, 14th Aug., 1833. 

VIII. Children. (Wedge.) 

3066. 1. Daniel Kendall, d. 24th May, 1826. 

3067. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. 23d March, 1828 ; m. George Whitney , 

of Ashburnham, Mass., 24th Nov., 1850 ; he d. 14th June, 
1858 ; no issue; she (1889) living in Medford, Mass. 

3068. 3. Oliver B., b. 27th Dec, 1829 ; in 1889 living in Medford,. 

Mass. 



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3069. 4. Charlotte Stone, b. 26th Oct., 1831 ; m. Loammi Robin- 

son, of Livermore, Me.; in 1889 living in Medford, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Robinson.) 

3071. 1. Edward, m. Ellen Dargin, of Medford. 

X. Children. (Robinson.) 

3072. 1. Mabel. 

3073. 2. Ella, m. Melvin Gardner, of Medford. 

X. Children. (Gardner.) 

3074. 1. Lottie. 2. Melvin. 

3075. 3. Irving. 4. Inez. 

3076. 5. Harriet Leland, b. 26th Oct., 1833; in 1887 living in 

Medford, Mass. 

3077. 2. Mary, b. 4th July, 1799; m. Horace Kendall, of Sterling, 

Mass.; d. in Cambridge, Mass., 14th Aug., 1876. 

VIII. Children. (Kendall.) 

3078. 1. John Rreck, b. 4th March, 1828; m. Harriet L. Wedge, in 

Boston, 25th Oct., 1857; he d. 30th Aug., 1S72. 

IX. Children. (Kendall.) 

3079. 1. John Lathrop, d. 9th March, 1862, aged 9 years. 

3081. 2. Oliver Moore, b. 25th Dec, 1831; m. Sarah Blood, of 

Sterling, Mass., — March, 1855; d. in Weymouth, 8th 
Dec, 1862. 

IX. Children. (Kendall.) 

3082. 1. Ida, b. at Weymouth; m. Clinton Sanders, of Taun- 

ton, where he d. 

3083. 3. Annie, b. at Weymouth ; m. Charles Buffington, of 

Taunton, Mass.; she d. at Taunton. 

3084. 5. Miriam, b. 24th Aug., 1766 ; m. William Hart, Union, Me.; d. 4th 

Dec, 1866. From the Rockland, Me., Democrat : "Airs. Miriam 
Hart, one of the early mothers of Maine, died recently at the 
advanced age of over 100 years. She had a distinct remembrance 
of the fight at Lexington, and of her father taking his gun and 
going out to join the Minute-men. She and her husband were 
among the first settlers of Union, Me., and endured all the labors 
and privations of pioneer life. Her two children, both over 70 
\ears of age followed her to the grave." 

VII. Children. (Hart.) 

3085. 1. John. 2. Betsey. 

3086. 6. Eliab, [3300], b. 13th Sept., 1769; d. 19th March, 1855. 

3087. 7. Tabitha, b. 30th Nov., 1773; d. 31st July, 1778. 
308S. 8. Anna, b. 9th Feb., 1776 ; d. . 



SHERBORN BRANCH 133 

3090. V. Joseph Breck, [3034], b. 28th May, 1741; 
settled in Medfield, Mass.; m. Mary Fairbanks, of Medfield; 
she d. 27th June, 1788 ; m. for second wife, 10th Sept., 1789, 
Hannah Plimpton, of Medfield; she d. 25th Jan., 1831; he 
d. at Medfield, 28th June, 1820. 

VI. Children. 

3091. 1. Experience, b. 1775 or 6; m. 7th Jan., 1808, John Harmstead> 

son of Martin, of Philadelphia. 

VII. Children. (Harmstead.) 

3092. 1. Nancy, b. 12th Dec, 1808. 

3093. 2. John, b. 31st Jan., 1810. 

3094. 3. Mary, b. 10th Aug., 1811. 

3095. 4. Joseph Breck, b. 28th June, 1814. 

3096. 5. Laura, b. 14th Sept., 1816. 

3097. 6. James Lawrence, b. 28th July, 1818. 

3098. 2. Comfort, b. Medfield, 13th Aug., 1779; d. 6th Jan., 1807. 

3099. 3. Polly, b. Medfield, 24th May, 1782; d. — Dec, 1782. 

3101. 4. Joseph, [3310], b. Medfield, 4th Nov., 1783; d.5th March, 1861. 

3102. 5. Amasa, [3320], b. Medfield. 20th June, 1788; d. Providence, R. I., 

4th Dec, 1846. 

By Second Wife. 

3103. 6. Silence, b. Medfield, 16th Aug., 1790 ; d. same date. 

3104. 7. Hannah, b. Medfield, 2d May, 1794; m. 13th April, 1825, Dr. 

Augustus Plympton, (son of Sjlvanus, of Woburn); he d. 12th 
June, 1854; she d. 19th June, 1855. 

VII. Children. (Plympton.) 

3105. 1. Hannah, b. 13th May, 1826. 

3106. 2. Augustus M., b. 14th Sept., 1828. 

3107. 3. Eliza Breck, 8th Jan., 1831. 

3108. 4. Ellen Lowell, 23d July, 1832. 

3109. 5. Georgiana G., b. 19th Dec, 1833. 

3110. V. Thomas Breck, [3037], b. 1747-8; m. Mary 
Deeth, about 1769 ; he inherited the ancient Breck homestead 
in Sherborn, Mass.; he d. ; she d. . 

VI. Children. 

3111. 1. Rhoda, b. 11th July, 1770; d. young. 

3112. 2. Eli, b. 6th April, 1777; m. Abigail Jennings; d without issue. 

3113. 3. Betty, b. 13th July, 17S0 ; m. Ira Pratt, of Westford. 

3114. 4. Thomas, [3340], b. 1st June, 1790; d. 22d May, 1861. 

3115. 5. Mary, b. 11th Feb., 1794; d. young. 

3116. 6. Lewis, [3350], b. 20th Nov., 1795 ; d. 29th Nov., 1S33. 



134 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3120. V. Elijah Breck, [3041], b. 20th July, 1753; m. 

Hannah Prentice, 28th May, 1789 ; she d. ; m. for second 

wife Mary Pratt, about 1794; he was the last of his race 
who inherited the east part of the Breck farm; he d. 11th 
Feb., probably about 1795 ; "killed by a plough." 

VI. Children. 
3121. 1. Alpha, bap. 10th March, 1795 ; d. young. 

3130. V. Daniel Breck, [3044], b. 12th May, 1758 ; m. 
Patty Learned, dau. of Captain Edward Learned, of Sher- 
born, Mass.; he d. in Sherborn about 1838. 

VI. Children. 

3131. 1. Amy, b. 24th Dec, 1790; m. Leonard Bullard; she d. 19th March, 

1867; he d. 11th April, 1S68. 

VII. Children. (Bullard.) 

3132. 1. Harriet, b. 21st Aug., 1827; d. 11th Oct., 1868. 

3133. 2. Leonard, b. 18th March, 1830; d. 19th May, 1833. 

3134. 3. Almira, b. 10th Aug., 1833 ; d. 23d Sept., 1833. 

3135. 2. Ede, b. 10th June, 1792; m.Capt. John Sanderson, —Jan., 1822; 

she lived as a widow at Cambridge, and d. 1868 ; Captain San- 
derson sailed away to sea, and was never heard from. 
VII. Children. (Sanderson.) 

3136. 1. Augusta, b. — Jan., 1823; m. Nathan R. Hill; resided in 

Cambridge, Mass.; she d. — April, 1873 ; he d. — Nov. , 1872. 

VIII. Children. (Hill.) 

3137. 1. Emily, b. ; m. Loveland ; they have one child. 

3138. 2. Arthur, b. ; d. . 3. Helen, b. ; d. . 

3139. 4. Frederic, b. ■ . 

3141. 2. John, b. 1825; d. at sea. 

3142. 3. Christopher C, b. 1828; resides in Cambridge, Mass. 

3143. 4. Ellen, d. young. 

3144. 3. Patty, b. 15th April. 1794 ; m. Donald Smith ; he d. 1848 ; she 

d. 1S68; residence, Boston, Mass. 

VII. Children. (Smith.) 

3145. 1. Margaret, b. 27th Jan., 1823 ; d. October, 1837. 

3146. 2. Sophia E., b. 15th Aug., 1825. 

3147. 3. William N., b. 26th Aug., 1827 ; d. 5th Oct., 1827. 

3148. 4. James R., b. 26th Aug., 1828 ; d. — Feb, 1862. 

3149. 5. Donald M., b. 8th May. 1831. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 135 

3151. 6. William F., b. 30th Oct., 1833; d. 10th Jan., 1884. 

3152. 7. John F., b. 13th March, 1836. 

3153. 8. Ann, b. 29th May, 1841 ; d. 24th Aug., 1842. 

3154. 4. Elijah, [3360], b 2d Feb., 1796 ; d. 3d Sept., 1834. 

3155. 5. Lucy, b. 30th July, 1797; m. Eleazer Ware, resided at Sherbcrn, 

and after at Leaverett, Mass., where both d. 

VII. Children. (Ware.) 

3156. 1. Caroline, b. 1820; m. William Dowse; shed. . 

VIII. Children. (Dowse.) 

3157. 1. Son. 

3158. 2. Vorestas, b. 27th April, 1822 ; m. Mary Butler. 

VIII. Children. (Ware.) 

3159. I.Edgar. 2. Arthur B. 

3161. 3. Joseph W. 4. Mary E. B. 

3162. 5. Edgar V. 6. Clarence H. 

3163. 7. Theodore Leston. 8. Emily Pratt. 

3164. 3. Benjamin, b. 24th Jan., 1824 ; m. Elizabeth Capen ; he d. at 

Holliston, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Ware ) 

3165. 1. Caroline, b. ; m. Lindley Stewart ; reside in Hollis- 

ton, Mass. 

IX, Children. (Stewart.) 

3166. 1. Chile. 

3167. 2. Anna, b. ; m. George Wilkinson; resides in Holliston, 

Mass. 

IX. Children. (Wilkinson.) 

3168. 1. . 

3169. 3. Samuel L., b. 21st June, 1830. 

3171. 4. Lucy D., b. 15th June, 1833 ; m. Martin Nash; residence 

at Newton Lower Falls, Mass. 

3172. 6. Nancy, b. 5th Oct., 1799; m. Captain Curtis Goulding ; resided 

at Sherborn, Mass., where both d. 

VII. Children. (Goulding.) 

3173. 1. Eleazer, b. ; m. Alma Daniels; they reside in South Fra- 

mingham, Mass. 

3174. 2. Mary, b. ; m. Joseph W. Bullard ; reside in South Fra- 

mingham, Mass. 

3175. 7. Eliza, b. in Sherborn, Mass., 27th Jan., 1802; m. Deacon Paul 

Daniell, of East Medway, (now Millis,) Mass.; he was born at 
that place, 7th July, 1789, in the old Daniell homestead ; he d. 
15th Feb., 1876; she d. 16th June, 1885. 



136 



BRECK GENEALOGY 



3176. 

3177. 
3178. 



3179. 
3181. 

3182. 
3183. 

3184. 



3185. 
3186. 

3187. 
31S8. 

3189. 



3191. 
3192. 
3193. 



3194. 
3195. 

3196. 
3197. 



3198. 
5199. 
3201. 



VII. Children. (Daniell.) 

1. Pearllee, b. 29th July, 1823 ; m. John Bullard, 21st May,. 
1845 ; reside on Daniell's homestead in Millis, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Bullard.) 

1. Harriet P., b. 20th Oct., 1846; m. Louis LaCroix, 19th 
July, 1881. 

2. Louella E , b. 4th Nov., 1849; m. Louis LaCroix, 23d 
Dee., 1874. 

IX. Children. (LaCroix.) 

1. LoisB. 

2. Chester. 

3. Sewall H., b. 21st March, 1851. 

4. Joseph D., b. 16th Sept., 1855; m. Emma Follonsbee,, 
13th May, 1878. 

2. Martha Learned, b. 20th Dee., 1825; m. William Daniels, 2d 
May, 1849; they reside, in 1889, in Millis, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Daniels.) 

1. Erwin A., b. 19th Aug., 1850. 

2. Frederic M., b. 14th Feb., 1872. 

3. Lucy, b. 24th Feb., 1828; d. 2d March, 1832. 

4. Eliza, b.2d Feb'., 1831; m. Daniel Rockwood, 8th Nov., 1854; 
reside in Medwa}% Mass. 

5. Joseph Leonard, b. 1st Aug., 1833; m. Julia B. Allen, 26th 
Nov., 1863 ; he is a professor in Olivet College, Olivet, Mich. 

VIII. Children. (Daniell.) 

1. Mira Allen, b. 30*th Oct., 1866. 

2. William Breck, b. 25th Nov., 1868. 

6. Elijah Breck, b. 17th Feb., 1836; m.Roxa Boyden, 30th Nov., 
1860; she d. 20th Dec, 1S71 ; he d. 20th Dec, 1881. 

VIII. Children. (Daniell.) 

1. Jeremiah B., b. 25th May, 1862. 

2. Arthur H.,b. 19th Oct., 1865 ; graduate of Olivet College, 
Mich.; in 1887, theological student at New Haven, Conn. 

3. Charles H. , b. 4th Nov., 1867. 

7. Lucy Charlotte, b. 11th Nov., 1841; m. Calvin Bigelow 23d 
Dec, 1S74; reside in Boston. 

VIII. Children. (Bigelow.) 

1. Warren D., b. 20th Nov., 1875. 

2. Eliza B., b. Sth Dec, 18S5. 

8. Sarah L., b. 13th Feb., 1808; m. Moses Gilmore, of South 

borough, Mass.; he d. ; she is living, 1888, in Sherborn,. 

Mass. 



SHERBORX BRANCH 137 

VII. Children. (Gilmore.) 

3202. 1. Nelson b. ; m. Geraldine Ward; he d. . 

VIII. Children. (Gilmore.) 

3203. 1. Sarah Sophia. 

3204. 2. George. I 

3205. 3. £de. 

3206. 2. Sarah Jane, m. McFarland. 

VIII. Children. (McFarland.) 

3207. 1. Frederick. 

3210. V. Jonas Brick, [3045], b. 12th May, 1758; served 
through the War of Revolution in the U. S. Army ; m. Judith 
Richardson, of Medway, probably about 1783 ; removed 
from Sherborn to Westminster, Mass., 1789; the part of 
Westminster in which he lived was afterwards "set off" to* 
Gardner in northern part of Worcester County ; later he 
removed with his son Sdas and dau. Judith to Franklin, 
Mass.; his house was half a mile from Medway village, where 
he d. in 1822 ; she d. at age of 87 years ; Jonas himself and 
most of his descendants spell their name " Brick," following 
what seems to have been in some places the pronunciation. 

VI. Children. 

3211. 1. Silas, [3370], bap. 24th 0ct.,17S4; d. at Franklin, Mass., about 

1875 ; spelled his name " Breck." 

3212. 2. Asahel, [3390], b. 20th Feb., 1785 ; d. about 1830. 

3213. 3. Charlotte, b. Sherborn, 22d Oct., 1786; m. Jonathan Wells; he 

d. in Michigan. 

VII. Children. (Wells.) 

3214. 1. Willard, b. 1806; m. ; d. in Michigan. 

3215. 2. Emma, m. Lyman Conant, of Gardner, who d. in Shelburne; 

she is living at . 

VIII. Children. (Conant.) 
1. Caroline, b.lS28 ; m. Baxter Burdwell; living at 



3216. 




3217. 




3218. 




3219. 




3221. 


3 


3222. 


4 


3223. 


5 



2. Mary Elizabeth; m. Dwight Bartlett; she d. 

3. Edward. 

4. Theodore, now living . 

Charlotte, m. Knowles; she d . 

Judith, never married ; d. in Easton, Mass. 
5. Sarah, never married; d. — June, 1877, in Indiana. 



138 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3224. 6. Wealthy, m. Charles Parker, of Hawley, Mass.; he d. ; 

m. for second husband Pease, of Easthampton.Mass.; 

they are living at . 

3225. 7. Elizabeth, m. Seth Church, of Ashfield, Mass., who d. ; 

m. for second husband King, of Hawley, Mass. 

3226. 4. Sally, b. in Sherborn, bap. 13th July, 1788; never married; 

d. in Gardner, Mass. 

3227. 5. Enoch, b. 24th June, 1790; never married; d. in Gardner about 

1855. 

3228. 6. Elijah, [3400], b. 26th April, 1792; d. 27th June, 1866, in 

Gardner, Mass. 

3229. 7. Jonas, b. 31st July, 1794; d. 19th April, 1795. 

323 1. 8. Judith, b. 31st July, 1794 ; never married ; d. in Franklin, Mass., 

about 1885. 

3232. 9. Jonas, [3430], b. 10th Oct., 1796; d. . 

3240. V. Luther Breck, [3047], b. 27th March, 1763 ; 
m. Hannah ; he d. ; she d. . 

VI. Children. 

3241. 1. Luther, drowned . 

3242. 2. Hannah, d. . 

3250. V. Jonathan Breck, [3049], b. 13th Dec., 1767; 
m. Polly Cleaveland, of Medfield, Mass.; resided at Medfield. 

VI. Children. 

3251. 1. Reuben, b. at Medfield ; bap. 15th Nov., 1801 ; d. . 

3252. 2. Lucinda, b. Medfield, 3d Oct., 1802 ; d. . 

3260. VI. John Breck, [3062], b. 1st Jan., 1761; m. 
Abigail Cutler, 3d Dec, 1762; he d. in Barre, Mass.; she 
d. . 



3270. VI. Nathan Breck, [3063], b. Sherborn, Mass., 
31st July, 1763; m.MaryHolbrook, 15th Dec. ,1785; moved 
to Lyme, New Hampshire, in 1800, where he was a pros- 
perous farmer; she d. ; he m. for second wife 

, who d. ; he m. for third wife , 

who survived him; he d. in Lyme, 1st April, 1857. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 139 

VII. Children. 

3271. 1. Anna, b. Sherborn, Mass., . , 1786; m. at Lyme,N.H., 1809, 

Col. Thomas Perkins, (b. 13th April, 1785); a hotel keeper and 
merchant of Lyme ; he was also town treasurer for 50 y ears, 
representative for several years, etc., etc.; he d. 17th Aug., 1870; 
she d. . 

VIII. Children. (Perkins.) 

3272. 1. Martha Conant, b , 1811 ; m. Moses Smith, a farmerof 

Lyme, who d. ; she m. for second husband Evans; 

she d. 19th Feb., 18S4. No issue. 

3273. 2. Anna Breck, b. , 1813 ; m. Peter Swift, merchant ; she d. 

in Vermont, 16th Aug., 1870; he d. . 

IX. Children. (Swift.) 

3274. 1. Luella. 2. Nellie. 

3275. 3. Idella. 4. Mary. 

8276. 3. Mary Holbrook, b. 31st Aug., 1816; m. 26th June, 1838, 
Aurelius Swift, a Congregationalist minister, of Vermont; 
he d. ; she d. 5th Nov., 1888; they lived in West Ran- 
dolph, Vt. 

IX. Children. (Swift.) 

3277. 1. Mary P., b. 1st May, 1840. 

3278. 2. Martha Ann, b. 31st Dec, 1841. 

3279. 3. Sadie T., b. 15th Aug., 1847; m. ; has 

two children, Henry and Maria. 

3281. 4. William H., b. 9th Aug., 1850. 

3282. 5. Catherine, b. 8th June, 1855; d. 15th April, 1867. 

3283. 6. Henrietta, b. 1st Oct., 1858. 

3284. 4. Sarah, b. , 1820 ; m. Irenius Perkins, of Lyme, N. H., 

and removed to Lakeville, Minn. 

3285. 5. Thomas Wright, b. at Lyme, N. H., 1823 ; with his father 

in hotel keeping and farming; m. Catherine Mclntyre, of 
Manchester, N. H., 26th Dec, 1849; he d. 16th April, 1882. 

IX. Children. (Perkins.) 

3286. 1. Clara Emma, b. in Lyme, N. H., 2d Sept., 1850 ; m. 10th 

Oct., 1879, Charles Duncan, of North Brookfield, and 
lives in Alston, Mass. 

3287. 2. William Conant, b. in Lynne, N. H., 8th Nov., 1851. 

3288. 2. Merinda, b. in Sherborn, , 1789 ; m. Isaac Perkins, a mer- 

chant of Lyme; he d. 18th July, 1836, aged 50; she d. , at 

Thetford, Vt. 



140 BRECK GENEALOGY 

VIII. Children. (Perkins.) 

3289. 1. Elmira, b. ; m. Rev. , and moved west 

as a missionary ; her husband killed by the Indians; she d. 



3291. 2. Abram, d. unmarried. 

3292. 3. Isaac, d. unmarried. 

3293. 4. Jacob, d. unmarried. 

3294. 3. Area, [3440], b. Sherborr, Mass., 9th March, 1791; d.at Lyme, 

N. H., 10th March, 1845. 

3295. 4. Nathan, [3470], b. 13th Feb., 1793; d. 22d Dec, 1S54. 

3296. 5. Mercy, b. in Sherborn, Mass., 7th June, 1796 ; d. 3d Feb., 1835. 

3297. 6. Marshall Holbrook Hamilton, [3500], b. in Lyme, N. H., 

15th Sept., 1801; d. 28th March, 1880. 

3298. 7. Tohn Prelate, [3520], b. in Lyme, N. H., 1805; d. 19th Oct., 

1863. 

3299. 8. Melvin Clark, [3530], b. in Lyme, N. H ., 25th June, 1807 ; d. 

6th Jan., 1879. 

3300. VI. Eliab Breck, [3086], b. 13th Sept., 1769; m. 
Polly Cheever, of Wrentham, Mass.; in 1806 removed to 
Sterling, Mass., with his parents and sister, Mrs. Alary 
Wedge, [3064], and her daughter Mary; he d. 19th March, 
1855. 

VII. Children. 

3301. 1. Elizabeth, b. 26th Aug., 1805 ; d. 12th Oct., 1811. 

3302. 2. Sylvia, b. 20th March, 1806; now resides at Sterling, Mass., 

1889. The writer is much indebted to this daughter for assist- 
ance in his genealogical w T ork. 

3303. 3. Charles Cheever, [3540], b. 11th June, 1811; now, 1889, 

resides at the homestead in Sterling, Mass. 

3304. 4. Amos Ware, [3550], b. 7th March, 1815; in 1889 lives at Ster- 

ling, Mass. 

3310. VI. Joseph Breck, [3101], b. Medfield, Mass., 
4th Nov., 1783; m. 8th July, 1824, Sally Ware Daniels, of 
Medway, Mass.; he d. 5th March, 1861 ; she d. . 

VII. Children. 

3311. 1. Sarah Daniels, b. 12th May, 1825; m. John W. Perry, 27th 

Nov., .1845; they reside in Dedham, Mass.; no children. 

3312. 2. Cynthia Ann, b. 1st Nov., 1826; m. 1st May, 1851, Thos. J. 

Baker, son of Joel and Abigail H. Baker. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 141 

VIII. Children. (Baker) 

3313. 1. Frederick Joel, b. 28th Dec., 1853. 

3314. 2. Edward Thomas, b. 17th Nov., 1855. 

3315. 3. Julia Anna, b. 3d March, 1859. 

3316. 4. Sarah Breck, b. 29th March, 1861. 

3317. 5. Moses Ellis, b. 4th Aug., 1864. 

3318. 3. Josephine Maria, b. 6th May, 1830 ; d. unmarried 23d July, 

1874, of consumption. 

3319. 4. Joseph Lafayette, [3560], b. 14th Feb., 1837; d. 16th Nov., 1879. 

3320. VI. Amasa Breck, [3102], b. 20th June, 1788, at 

Medfield, Mass.; m. 20th June, 1815, Nancy Hoar, (b. 8th 

Jan., 1797, at Bristol, R. I.,) dau. of Benjamin and Pris- 

cilla ( Waldron) Hoar, of Bristol, R. I.; he d. at Providence, 

R. I., 4th Dec, 1846; she d. at same place 12th Nov., 1867. 

See Appendix. ,. TT _ 

rjr VII. Children. 

3321. 1. Ann, b. Bristol, R. I., 25th May, 1816; m. 15th June, 1839, Amos 

Warner Young, (b. 1811 or 12); she d. 27th Sept. 1851 ; he d. at 
Providence, R. I., 11th Aug., 1868. 

VIII. Children. (Young.) 

3322. 1. Frank, b. 4th July, 1840; m. Emma Manchester, in Bristol. 

(IX. Children. Young.) 1. Walter, b. 26th Feb., 1879, in 
Providence. 

3323. 2. Frederick A., b. Providence, R. I., 5th Dec, 1S45 ; m. 19th 

Dec, 1877, Elizabeth P. Spink, (b. Providence, R. I., 19th 
Jan., 1854); he is treasurer of Union Eyelet Co., Providence. 

3324. 3. Clara, b. 1st March, 1848; m. Charles E. Viall, 23d Oct., 

1873. (IX. Children. Viall ) Maud, b. 22d Dec, 1874. 

3325. 2. Abby, b. Bristol, R. I., 22d Oct., 1817; m.Wm.Neilson, of Dumfries, 

Scotland, 27th March, 1845; resides in Boston, Mass. 
VIII. Children. (Neilson.) 

3326. 1. Laura A., b. 1st Jan., 1846. 2. John, b. 1848 ; d. 1852. 

3327. 3. William, b. 1S50 ; d. 1851. 4. Abby, b. 1851 ; d. 1852. 

3328. 5. Jennie, b. 30th Oct., 1853. 6. Wm. Amasa, b. 6th June, 1856. 

3329. 3. Thomas, [3570], b. Bristol, R. I., 20th Sept., 1819 ; trunk manu- 

facturer, No. 33 Main street, Providence, R. I., in 1889. 

3331. 4. William, b. Bristol, R. I , 21st Oct., 1821 ; trunk manufacturer, 

No. 33 Main street. Providence, R. L, in 1889 ; unmarried. 

3332. 5. Catherine, b. Bristol, R. I., 10th March, 1824; m. 30th Sept., 

1847, Charles H. S. Hubbard. 

VIII. Children. (Hubbard.) 

3333. 1. Charles, b. Providence. R. I., 4th July, 1858; d.6th April, 1865. 

3334. 2. Hattie Louise, b. Providence, R. I., 28th July, 1860; d. 18th 

Dec, 1860. 



142 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3335. 6. Mary E., b. Bristol, R. I., 26th Dec, 1829 ; d. 27th March, 1881. 

3336. 7. John H., b. Bristol, R. I., 14th March, 1S35 ; d. 25th May, 1837. 

3337. 8. Laura, M., b. Bristol, R. I., 28th Feb., 1837; m. 30th Nov., 1887, 

Edward C. Masou, of Providence, R. I. 

3340. VI. Thomas Breck, [3114], b. 1st June, 1790; 

inherited the ancient Breck homestead in Sherborn, Mass.; 

m. Pede Sanger; she d. 28th May, 1846; m for second wife 

Huldah Jordan, widow, of Wood; he d. 22d May, 

1861. 

VII. Children, by First Wife. 
3341. 1 and 2. Twin Daughters, d. without issue. 

3350. VI. Lewis Breck, [3116], b. 20th Nov., 1795; m. 
Sally Sanger; he d. 29th Nov., 1833 ; she d. 20th June, 1834. 

VII. Children. 

3351. 4. Thomas Eugene, b. 19th June, 1831 ; residence, Sherborn, Mass. 

3352. 2. Eleanor, Maria, b. 16th July, 1833 ; m. Andrew J. Church, 20th 

Nov., 1850 ; he d. 24th Nov., 1885 ; residence, Sherborn, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Church.) 

3353. 1. Charles Lewis, b. 18th Nov., 1851 ; m. Ida Leland, 9th June, 

1880. 

3354. 2. Waldo Eugene, b. 25th June, 1856 ; in 1887 unmarried. 

3360. VI. Elijah Breck, [3154], b. 2d Feb., 1796; m. 

Sarah A. Burroughs; she d. ; m. for second wife Lucy 

Lovejoy; resided at New York; he d. 3d Sept., 1834; his 
w r idow m. Messer, of Messer's Station village, New 

Hampshire, and d. . 

VII. Children. 

3361. 1. Bartlett, d. young. 

3362. 2. Edward, b. ; d. while a } r oung man; student at Harvard 

College. 

3363. 3. Elijah Fuller, [3580], b. 1832; d. — April, 1877. 

3370. VI. Silas Breck, [3211], b. in Westminster, Mass.; 

bap. 24th Oct., 1784; removed to Franklin, Mass.; m. Annie 

Pike, of Franklin; d. in Franklin, about 1875; she d. about 

1870. 

VII. Children. 

3371. 1. Eliza, m. Ephraim Wright, of Gardner Mass.; he d. about 1865; 

she is living in Gardner. 



SHERBORX BRANCH 143 

VIII. Children. (Wright.) 

3372. 1. William W., b. 1S30 ; d. 1st May, 18S2 ; unmarried. 

3373. 2. Edwin, d. young. 
337+. 3. Anna Maria, d. young. 

3375. 4. Edwin L., b. ; m. Almira Jackson, of Gardner, Mass.; no 

issue. 

3376. 5. Charles, b. ; m. Hattie M. Hill, of Gardner; now living 

in Gardner, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Wright.) 

3377. 1. Frank, d. . 

337S. 6. Henry, now living in Santa Cruz, Cal.; unmarried. 

3379. 7. Ann Eliza, m. Walter Pratt, of Gardner, Mass., where both 

now live. 

IX. Children. (Pratt.) 

3381. 1 . William Henry. 

3382. 2. Arthur Wright. 

3383. 2. Maria, m. Ezekiel Adams, of Providence, R. I.; both dead. No 

issue. 
3381. 3. Milly, m. Michael Metcalf, of Franklin, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Metcalf.) 
33S5. 1. Edward, settled in the west. 

3386. 2. Hattie, m. ; living . 

3387. 4. Ann, never married ; d. in Franklin, Mass., about 1880. 

3390. VI. Asahel Brick, [3212], b. Sherborn, Mass., 

20th Feb., 1785 ; m. Betsy Snow, who d. ; m. for second 

wife Mrs. Betsy Carpenter ; he d. in Gardner, Mass., suddenly, 

about 1830. ,. TT „ 

\ II. Children. 

3391. 1. Asahel Augustus, [3590], b. 14th July, 1812; dropped the name 

Asahel when he reached manhood ; d. Augusta, Me. 

3392. 2. Ephraim Sumner, [3600], b.1814; changed his name to Sumner 

Snow when he reached manhood ; residence, Levant, Me. 

3393. 3. Susan Sawyer, b. 8th May, 1816 ; d. 1st Oct., 1826. 

3394. 4. Jonas R., b. 4th July, 1818 ; d. 11th Aue., 1821. 

3395. 5. Jerome Snow, [3610], b. 3d Nov., 1820; d. in Gardner, Mass., 

about 1880. 

By Second Wife. 

3396. 6. Betsy Jane, b. probably about 1S28; m. Paul West Allen, M.D., 

of Fall River, Mass., where she is living; she writes her name 

Jane E. 

VIII. Children. (Allen.) 

3397. 1. William. 

3398. 2. Charles. 

3399. 3. Mary. 



144 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3400. VI. Elijah Brick, [3228], b. Gardner, Mass., 
26th April, 1792; m. Sarah Comee, (b. 12th Feb., 1793,) 
11th Aug., 1814, in Gardner, Mass.; was one of the earliest 
manufacturers of chairs in Gardner, Mass., now one of the 
industries for which the town is noted; he d. 27th June, 
1866; she d. 29th June, 1877. 

VII. Children. 

3401. 1. Alfred Harrison, [3620], b. 26th June, 1815; now resides at 

Winchendon, Alass. 

3402. 2. David Comee, [3630], b. 8th March, 1817; now resides at Green- 

ville, N. H. 

3403. 3. Mary, (twin), b. 18th May, 1821 ; d. 9th Jan., 1825. 

3404. 4. Maria, (twin), b. 18th May, 1821 ; m. Amos B. Minott; she d. 

3d Dec., 1854; residence South Gardner, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Minott.) 

3405. 1. Edwin Mills, b. ; in 1888 living at Red Bluff, Cat, un- 

married ; served in 25th Alass., Vols., through the rebellion. 

3406. 2. Ellen Maria, b. ; living in Fitchburg, Mass. 

3407. 3. William Henry, b. ; d. in Brandon, Vt., about 1880; un- 

married. 

3408. 4. Sarah, b. ; m. Charles Warren ; she d. in Worcester, M ass.; 

he d. at Brandon, Vt. 

IX. Children. (Warren.) 

3409. 1. Ethel L., b. in Worcester, Mass.; living in Fairhaven, 

Mass. 

3411. 2. Arthur M., b. Springfield, Vt.; resides in Leicester, Mass. 

3412. 3. Everett, b. in Springfield, Vt.; now living . 

3413. 4. Ida, living . 

3414. 5. Frank, b. ; m. Phoebe Peirce; resides in South Gardner, 

Mass. 

IX. Children. (Minott. ) 

3415. 1. Ina. 2. Edith 

3416. 3. Allen Brick. 4. Henry William. 

3417. 5. Blanche Maria. 

3418. 5. Eliza, b. 25th Feb., 1823; d. 2d Aug., 1824. 

3419. 6. Sarah, b. 24th July, 1826, in Gardner, Mass.; m. A. Allen Bent, 

of Boston, Alass., (b. 29th Jan., 1S23, at FitzWilliam, N. H.,) in 
Gardner, Mass., 1st Nov., 1848, where the}- resided; the family 
moved to Boston, 1st April, 1S69, where they now(lS88) reside, 
22 William street, Roxbury district. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 145 

VIII. Children. (Bent.) 

3421. 1. Alice Maria, b. Gardner, Mass., 21st May, 1857; d. at same 

place 26th March, 1863. 

3422. 2. Allen Herbert, b. 5th June, 1867; now resides in Boston, 

Mass., 22 William street, Roxbury district. 

3423. 7. Mary. b. in Gardner, Mass., 26th June, 1829; m. 18th June, 

1860, Charles E.Poole, of Fitchburg, Mass., (b. in South Bridge- 
water, Mass.); he d. ; she now resides 45 Forest street, 

Fitchburg, Mass. 

VIII. Children. (Poole.) 

3424. 1. Mary Josephine, b. Orange, Mass., 14th July, 1862; d. in 

Gardner, Mass., 1st Sept., 1S62. 

3425. 2. Edward Garland, b. Gardner, Mass., 26th Aug., 1864; now 

resides with his mother; a machinist. 

3426. 8. Walter, [3640], b. 17th Jan., 1834; now (1889) resides at 

Charlotte, N. C. 

3430. VI. Jonas Brick, [3232], b. 10th Oct., 1796; m. 

Miss Esther Whitney, of Gardner, Mass., ; removed to 

Rochester; he d. ; she d. . 

VII. Children. 

3431. 1. Mary. 

3432. 2. Ann. 

3433. 3. Esther. 

3440. VII. ArbaBreck, [3294], b. Sherborn, Mass., 9th 
March, 1791; m. in Lyme,N.H., Betsey Dimmick, 7th April, 
1812; she d. in Boston, Mass., 17th May, 1866, aged 72 
years and 10 months; he d. at Lyme, N. H., 10th March, 
1845 ; all their children were born in Lyme. 

VIII. Children. 

3441. 1. Emily Hamilton, b. 1st Jan., 1813; m. 1837, Thomas Hall, 

(b. 1810) of Lyme, N. H.; a farmer; she d. 17th Feb., 1853; he 
d. 15th Jan., 1888. 

IX. Children. (Hall.) 

3442. 1. Betsy Jane, m. William Eastman, of Lebanon, N. H., 26th 

June, 1877; they lived in 1887 in Lyme, N. H., with her 
father. 

3443. 2. Mary Gilbert, b. 14th Feb., 1815 ; m. William Bixby, of Lyme, 

N. H., — 1835 ; a prosperous farmer; he d. — Sept., 1847, aged 
41 years ; she d. 27th May, 1850. 



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IX. Children. (Bixby.) 

3444. 1. John Lewis, lives at Arlington Heights, Mass. 

3445. 2. William Nelson, b. 1838. 

3446. 3. Almira, b. 1840. 

3447. 4. Mary, b. 1847. (And one died.) 

3448. 3. Betsy Dimmick, b. 21st Feb., 1817 ; d. 1825. 

3449. 4. Mercy Holbrook, b. 31st Oct., 1819; m. 12th April, 1842, 

Joel Whipple, of Lyme; she d. 18th June, 1843; he m. for second 
wife Lovina Franklin, see [3520] ; he d. 7th Jan., 185 1, aged 32 
years and 5 months. 

IX. Children. (Whipple.) 

3451. 1, Eliza, b. — May, 1843; d. — Aug., 1843. 

3452. 5. Anna Perkins, b. 31st Dec, 1821 ; d. 1836. 

3453. 6. Abbie Lothrop, b. 12th May, 1824; m. in Boston, Samuel 

Kingsley Burrison, of Boston, 14th May, 1843; he d. 13th Oct., 
1856, aged 34 years; she lives in WestNewton,Mass. Thewriter 
is much indebted to Mrs. Burrison for assistance in his genealog- 
ical work. 

IX. Children. (Burrison.) 

1. Samuel Gustavus, b. Boston, Mass., 27th March, 1846; 
served in the War of the Rebellion in 56th Mass., Vols.; was 
in several battles; m. Dine King, of Chelsea; artist and painter. 

X. Children. (Burrison.) 

1. Nellie Taylor, b. Boston, 25th Aug., 1871. 

2. Edna May, b. Boston, 2d May, 1873. 

3. Charles Gustavus, b. Boston, 18th June, 1875. 

4. Mary Kingsbury, b. Boston, 23d Oct., 1879. 

5. Willie, b. Boston, — April, 1884; d. 3d Aug., 1885. 

6. Annie Louisa, b. Boston, 3d Aug., 1885. 

2. Henry Kingsbury, b. Framingham, Mass., 15th April, 1849; 
graduated from Institute of Technology in 1874; m. Frances 
Ingalls Dayley, of Boston, 26th June, 1880; she d. 1st Sept., 
1882; m. for second wife, — June, 1884, Hattie Child, of 
West Newton: he is a teacher and naturalist in the Institute 
of Technology, Boston; lived in WestNewton, Mass., in 1888. 

X. Children, by First Wife. (Burrison.) 

3463. 1. Fannie Kingsbury, b. 28th Feb., 1882. 

By Second Wife. 

3464. 2. Olive Kingsley, b. 2d July, 1886. 

3465. 3. Henry Thayer, b. 29th April, 1888. 

3466. 7. Betsey Jane, b. 6th Sept., 1826 ; d. in infancy. 

3467. 8. Merinda H., b. 11th Feb., 1831 ; d. 30th Oct., 1847. 

3468. 9. Betsey Jane, b. — April, 1835; d. 1837. 



3454. 



3455. 
3456. 
3457. 
3458. 
3459. 
3461. 

3462. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 147 

3470. VII. Nathan Breck, [3295], b. 13th Feb., 1793, 
at Sherborn, Mass.; m. Hannah W. Chapin, of Lyme, New 
Hampshire, (b. 1803,) 1823; she d. 13th May, 1845; he d. 
in Boston, Mass., 22d Dec., 1854, buried at Lyme, New- 
Hampshire. 

VIII. Children. 

3471. 1. LENORAS.,b. 30th Nov., 1823; m. Harvey Marston; shed. 1851. 

IX. Children. (Marston.) 

3472. 1. Son, d. . 2. Son, d. . 

3473. 2. Josephine L., b. 21st Oct., 1825 ; d. at the age of 22. 

3474. 3. Fidelia A., b. 12th Feb., 1827 ; d. 16th May, 1845. 

3475. 4. Andrew, [3650], b. 15th Jan., 1829; left home during the Rebel- 

lion, and not heard from since. 

3476. 5. Martin V. B., [3660], b. 16th July, 1834; lives in Rockland, 

Mass. 

3477. 6. Emmeline F., b. 30th May, 1836 ; m. James Gardner, of Lyme, 

N. H., 1856; in 1889, live in Orfordville, N. H. 

IX. Children. (Gardner.) 

3478. 1. Julia E., b. 17th May, 1859; m. Samuel Cutting 17th Oct., 

1877. 

X. Children. (Cutting.) 

3479. 1. Eva N., b. 2d Feb., 1881. 

3481. 2. Ina F., b. 23d May, 1883. 

3482. 3. Ray, b. 23d Jan., 1887. 

3483. 2. Willis E., b. 13th March, 1861 ; d. 22d March, 1864. 

3484. 3. Carrie E., b. 1st Jan., 1863; m. Charles L.Bean, 29th April, 

1883, at Haverhill, Mass. 

X. Children. (Bean.) 

3485. 1. Frank L., b. 28th April, 1884. 

3486. 2. Phillip L., b. 12th Sept., 1885. 

3487. 3. Edwin G., b. 15th June, 1887. 

3488. 4. Frank H., b. 4th July, 1865. 

3489. 5. Hattie C, b. 10th July, 1867. 

3491. 6. Ned F., b. 18th April, 1874. 

3492. 7. Caroline M., b. Lyme, N.H., 7th Jan., 1838 ; m. Ira G. Hutchins, 

of Landaff, N. H., 1857; they reside in Columbus, Ohio, 232 
East Spring street, in 1888; he is a master mechanic for theC.H. 
Valley & T. R. R. 

IX. Children. (Hutchins.) 

3493. 1. Kate, b. 1861. 

3494. 2. Lucy, b. 1864. 

3495. 3. May, b. 1874. 



148 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3500. VII. Marshall Holbrook Hamilton Breck, 

[3297], b. Lyme, New Hampshire, 15th Sept., 1801; m. 

1830, Martha C. , (b. Sherborn, Mass., 9th Nov., 

1813); removed to Wentworth, New Hampshire; a farmer; 

he d. 28th March, 1880, at Wentworth ; she d. at same place 

26th July, 1888. 

VIII. Children. 

3501. 1. George C, [3670], b. Sherborn, Mass., 15th Nov., 1831 ; d. 6th 

Jan., 1885. 

3502. 2. Elvira P., b. 18th Jan., 1834; m, Henry Burnham ; they resided 

at Natick, Mass.; she d. 18th July, 1858 ; he d. . 

3503. 3. Mercy E., b. 25th Feb., 1836; m. Benjamin Welch, 21st May, 

1854; they live in Bristol, N. H., which is also the residence of 
their children; she d. 5th July, 1888. 

IX. Children. (Welch.) 

3504. 1. Henry, m. • ; no children. 

3505. 2. Frederick, m. . 

X. Children. (Welch.) 

3506. 1. Mertie. 

3507. 2. Leon. 

3508. 3. Eugene, m. . 

X. Children. (Welch.) 

3509. 1. Daughter, b. 1886. 

3511. 4. Leston, b. 1867. 

3512. 5. Clarabell, b. 1870. 

3513. 4. John L., b. 25th April, 1839; in 1889 lives at Wentworth, N.H.; 

a farmer. 

3514. 5. Joseph Spaulding, [3680], b. at Wentworth, N. H., 19th Jan., 

1851; resides at Fittsville, N. H. 

3520. VII. John Prelate Breck, [3298], b. Lyme, New 
Hampshire, 16th Feb., 1805; m. Lovina, widow of Joel 
Whipple, [3449], (maiden name Franklin) of Lyme, 1st 
March, 1853 ; was a harness maker by trade ; an officer of 
the town; he d. 19th Oct., 1863; she is living, in 1888, at 
Norwich, Vermont, having m. for her third husband 

Peirce, who d. . 

VIII. Children. 

3521. 1. Anna M., b. 12th Oct., 1854; d. just as she was about to be 

married, 21st March, 1S74. 

3522. 2. Julia Alice, b. 1st Sept., 1863 ; d. 29th June, 1870. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 149 

3530. VII. Melvin Clark Breck, [3299], b. in Lyme, 
New Hampshire, 25th June, 1807; m. Sylvia Jane Davis, of 
Sutton, New Hampshire, — Jan., 1840; she d. — March, 
1841; m. for second wife Matilda W. Andress, (b. 1st Jan., 
1810, at Dorchester, New Hampshire,) 23d Feb., 1843; he 
d. 6th Jan., 1879: she lived at North Thetford, Vermont, 
where she d. 11th June, 1888. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

3531. 1. Louise Elvira, b. 3d Nov., 1840; m. Carlos L. Bachelder, mer- 

chant, Montpelier, Vt., 19th Nov. ,1864; now live at East Fairlee, 
Vt. 

3532. 2. Son, b. 28th Jan., 1842; d. — March, 1842. 

By Second Wife. 

3533. 3. Matilda J., b. 22d June, 1844; lives at North Thetford, Vt. 

3534. 4. Sarah A., b. Lyme, N. H., 1st Oct., 1845 ; m. George W. Wood- 

cock (b. , 1847,) at Haverhill, N. H., 23d May, 1870; a 

farmer; he d. ; she m. for second husband George Keith, of 

Piermont, N. H., 22d June, 1SS0 ; address, North Thetford, Vt. 
IX. Children. (Woodcock.) 

3535. 1. Son, b. Sept., 1871 ; d. in infancy. 

3536. 2. William H., b. 23d Dec. 1872. 

353 7. 5. Mercy Holbrock, b. 16th Sept., 1847; resides, 1889, at North 
Thetford, Vt. 

3540. VII. Charles Cheever Breck, [3303], b. 11th 
June, 1811; m. Julia A. Johnson, 15th Jan., 1867; she d. 
5th June, 1875; now resides at the homestead in Sterling, 
Mass. No children. 



3550. VII. Amos Ware Breck, [3304], b. 7th March, 
1815; m.Emmeline Bailey about 1841; shed. 4th Nov., 1864, 
aged 51 years ; m. for second wife Lovinia Fay, 1865 ; she d. 
1867 ; m. for third wife Sabra Ann Barnes ; they now reside 
on a farm in Sterling, Mass., adjoining the old homestead. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

3551. 1. James Wilder, b. 26th June, 1842 ; resides in Shrewsbury , Mass., 

in 1S89. 

3552. 2. Sarah Mirick. b. 2d Sept., 1844; d. 5th Sept., 1S47. 

3553. 3. Charles Cheever, b. 4th Oct., 1846; now resides in San Ber- 

nardino, Cal.; unmarried. 



150 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3554. 4. Alice Ware, b. 18th Sept., 1849; m. — Nov., 1881, Elton Senter, 

of Clinton, Mass. 

IX. Children. (Senter.) 

3555. 1. Linnie Emeline, b. 1st Nov., 1882. 

3556. 2. Mabel Sylvia, b. 8th Sept., 1884. 

3557. 3. Charles Breck, b. 29th June, 1887. 

By Second Wife. 
355S. 5. Edward Fay, b. 14th Sept., 1866 ; H^.'X^.. fj ^ t\ L 

3560. VII. Joseph Lafayette Breck, [3319], b. 14th 
Feb., 1837; m. 19th May, 1869, Julia A. Mullen; he d. 16th 
Nov., 1879. 

VIII. Children. 
3561. 1. Gertrude M., b. 12th Sept., 1872. 

3570. VII. Thomas Breck, [3329], b. Bristol, R. I., 20th 
Sept., 1819; m. 2d Feb., 1865, Lucia L. Cady, dau. of Rev. 
Lauter Cady, of Providence, R. I.; he is a trunk manufacturer 
at 33 Main street, Providence, R. I.; residence, 9 Keene street. 

VIII. Children. 

3571. 1. Lulie, b. 9th Oct., 1866 ; d. 29th Oct., 1876. 

3572. 2. Gracie, b. 8th March, 1869 ; d. 8th Sept., 1869. 

3580. VII. Elijah Fuller Breck, [3363], b. 1832; 

attorney and counsellor at law ; m. Miss Messer, of 

Messer Station village, New Hampshire, 1856; resided at 

Lawrence, Mass.; she d. (prior to 1865); served in the 

War of the Rebellion in Company G., 39th Mass. Vols.; 

served through the war, and later resided at Westport, 

Mass.; he d. April, 1877. 

VIII. Children. 
3581. 1. Edward, b. , 1857. 

3590. VII. Augustus Brick, [3391], b. 14th July, 1812, 
at Gardner, Mass.; named by his parents Asahel Augustus, 
but dropped the first of those names when he reached man- 
hood; m. Eliza Prescott, of Norridgewock, Maine., 17th 
March, 1836 ; residence, Augusta, Maine, where he d. . 



SHERBORN BRANCH 151 

VIII. Children. 

3591. 1. Frank A., [3690], b. 23d Oct., 1837; merchant in Augusta, Me. 

3592. 2. Mary E., b. 18th May, 1839. 

3593. 3. Ann M., b. 1st Jan., 1842; d. 17th Aug., 1844. 

3594. 4. Charles H., [3700], b. 11th Jan., 1844; d. 15th May, 1887. 

3595. 5. Albert P., b. 21st Dec, 1845; d. 17th Nov., 1846. 

3600. VII. Sumner Snow Brick, [3392], b. 25th June, 
1814, at Gardner, Mass.; was named by his parents Ephraim 
Sumner, but changed himself his name to Sumner Snow; m. 
Eliza A. Carter, of Augusta, Me., 27th Nov., 1834; she d. at 
Augusta, 27th Feb., 1875; m. for second wife, 1876, Mrs. 

, of Levant, Maine, where they now live; he 

served in the U. S. Army during the War of the Rebellion. 

VIII. Children. 

3601. 1. Edward S., b. 1835 ; m. ; served in the War of 

the Rebellion, and was oressed into the Confederate service; d. in 
Philadelphia, 1886. 

3602. 2. George, a sailor; served in the War of the Rebellion. 

3603. 3. Isaac C, lives in Charlestown, Mass. 

3604. 4. Caroline, d. at Augusta, Me. 

3605. 5. William M., d. at Augusta, Me., 8th Jan., 1867. 

3606. 6. Hattie, d. in Augusta, Me. 

3607. 7. Henry Augustus, b. Augusta, Me., 11th Feb., 1849; m. 12th 

Dec, 1872, Annie M. Pond (b. 21st Oct., 1848.) 

By Second Wife. 

3608. 8. , b. Oct., 1877. 

3610. VII. Jerome Snow Brick, [3395], b. 3d Nov., 1820; 
m. Lucy Ann Oliver, Cambridge, Mass.; they resided in 
Gardner, Mass., where he d. about 1880. 

VIII. Children. 

3611. 1. Sarah E., m. George W. Marshall ; she d. . 

IX. Children. (Marshall.) 

3612. 1. Mary, now living in Gardner, Mass. 

3613. 2. George S., d. . 

3614. 3. Mary R., m. Daniel M. Rice. 

3615. 4. Hattie M., d. . 

3619. 5. Frank M., d. . 

3620. VII. Alfred Harrison Brick, [3401], b. Gardner, 
Mass., 26th Jim 1815; m. Lucy Scollay, of Gardner, Mass., 



152 BRECK GENEALOGY 

1836; she d. /yth Nov., 1846, at Fitchburg, Mass.; m. for 
second wife Martha C. Mahoney, of Providence, R. I., 2d 
March, 1847.; they live at Winchendon, Mass. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

3621. 1. Francis, [3710], b. 16th XU*/,1838; M. D.; now, 1889, of Wor- 

cester, Mass. 

3622. 2. Eliza, d. in infancy. 

3623. 3. Harriet Shattuck, b. 1843; m. Charles A. Wilson, M. D.; in 

1889, of Dakota. 

IX. Children. (Wilson.) 

3624. 1. Charles F., b. 1867. 

By Second Wife. 

3625. 4. George Alfred, [3720], b. 28th July, 1S48, at Fitchburg, Mass.; 

in 1889, of York, Pa.; spells his name " Breck." 

3626. 5. Henry Harrison, d. in Gardner Mass., at the age of 7 years. 

3627. 6. Charles Edwin, [3730], b. 1853 ; in 1889, of New York/ j 

3628. 7. Helen Maria, b. 1857 ; m. William Marvel, of Fitchburg, Mass.; 

they now reside at Gill, Mass. 

3629. 8. Frederick Walter, b. 16th Nov., 1863 ; in 1887, of New Haven, 

Conn. 

3630. VII. David Comee Brick, [3402], b. 8th March, 

1817; m. Sarah Priest ; who d. ; m. for second wife 

Hannah Stoddard ; now resides at Greenville, New Hamp- 
shire. 

VIII. Children, by First Wife. 

3631. 1. Charles Augustus, [3740], now,18S9, lining in Philadelphia. 

3632. 2. Squire Wesley, d. in infancy. 

By Second Wife. 

3633. 3. John W., d. in infancy. 

3634. 4. William Stoddard, in 1889 living at . 

3635. 5. Sarah A., m. Henry W. Mace; residence, Lowell, Mass. 

IX.. Children. (Mace.) 

3636. 1. Lizzie. 

3637. 2. William. 

3638. 3. Frank. 

3640. VII. Walter Brick, [3426], b. 17th Jan., 1834; 
m. in Manchester, New Hampshire, Anna Johnston, 15th 
Feb., 1854, who d. 14th Nov., 1857; m. for second wife 
Phoebe Johnston (sister of first wife) in New York City, 11th 
Aug., 1859; they reside, in 1889, Charlotte, North Carolina. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 153 

VIII. Children, by Second Wife. 

3641. 1. Anna Elizabeth, b. 28th May, 1860, in Baltimore, Md.; m, 

W.V.Stansbury, (a druggist) 9th June, 1881; now, 1888, reside 
in Philadelphia. 

IX. Children. (Stansbury.) 

3642. 1. May Irene, b. 25th May, 1887. 

3643. 2. William Walter, b. Philadelphia. 1st Aug., 1864 ; now, 1889, 

lives in New York City ; unmarried. 

3644. 3. Frank Gardner, b. in Philadelphia, 23d Feb., 1870, where he 

now resides. 

3645. 4. Edgar Johnston, b. in Philadelphia, 30th June, 1877, now in 

Charlotte, N. C. 

3650. VIII. Andrew Breck, [3475], b. 15th Jan., 1829; 
m. Clara Main, of Gilmonton, N. H.; left home during the 
War of the Rebellion, and not heard from since. 

IX. Children. 

3651. 1. Son, d. . 

3652. 2. Son, d. . 

3660. VIII. Martin Van Buren Breck, [3476], b. Lyme, 
N. H., 16th July, 1834; m. Mary H. Mitchell, of Rockland, 
Mass., 24th Dec, 1864, at Abington, Mass., (she b. Rock- 
land, Mass., 6th Oct., 1847); reside in Rockland, Mass.; he 
was a soldier in Co. P., 3d Vt. Volunteers from 10th May, 
1861, to 16th July, 1864. 

IX. Children. 

3661. 1. Elwyn A., b. 10th Feb., 1S66 ; d. 10th April, 1885 ; no issue. 

3662. 2. Winfield C, b. Rockland, Mass.; 30th June, 1874. 

3670. VIII. George C. Breck, [3501], b. Sherborn, 
Mass., 15th Nov., 1831; m. in Boston to Sarah E. Wesson, 
(b. 1832,) 21st Feb., 1856; a farmer; removed to Bristol, 
N. H., where he d. 6th Jan., 1885. 

IX. Children. 

3671. 1. Joseph Henry, [3750], b. 20th Feb., I860, in Wentworth,N.H.; 

resides at Bristol, N. H. 

3672. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Wentworth, N. H., 12th Dec., 1S61 ; m. 

Frank Alden ; they live at Bristol, N. H. 

3673. 3. George Marshall, b. West Rumney, N. H-, 11th Oct., 1868; 

now, 1888, lives in Bristol, N. H. 



154 



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3680. VIII. Joseph Spaulding Breck, [3514], b. Went- 
worth, N. H., 19th Jan., 1851; m. Eva J. (b. 12th 

Feb., 1856; resides at Fittsville, N. H.; a farmer. 

IX. Children. 

3681. 1. Edward M., b. 6th April, 1877, at Wentworth, N. H. 

3682. 2. Wesley J., b. Wentworth, N. H., 21st July, 1880. 

3683. 3. Eva M., b. at Wentworth, N. H., 19th Aug., 1884. 

3690. VIII. Frank A. Brick, [3591], b. 23d Oct., 1837; 
m. 25th May, 1862, Augusta W. Williams, of Augusta, Maine, 
where they now reside ; he is a merchant. 



IX. Children. 

3691. 1. Charles A., b. 27th April, 1863. 

3692. 2. Jennie A., b. 19th May, 1865. 

3693. 3. Mabel P., b. 14th June, 1868 ; d. 16th Dec., 1868. 

3694. 4. Martha H., b. 31st Dec., 1869. 

3695. 5. Walter W., b. 27th Feb., 1873. 

3700. VIII. Charles H. Brick, [3594], b. 11th Jan., 

1844; m. Emma Star- 
rett, 8th Jan., 1866; he 
d. 15th May, 1887. 



IX. Children. 
3701. 1. Alice P., b. 2d 
March, 1885. 



3710. VIII. Francis 
Brick, [3621],b. Gard- 
ner, Mass., 16th ^i^yf, 
1838; educated at Cas- 
tleton Seminary, Ver- 
mont, and Apple ton 
Academy, New Hamp- 
shire ; graduated M. D. 
from Hospital Medical 
College, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 1861 ; m. 3d June, 1862, 
to HxXtit- F. Guild, inAttleboro,Mass.; President Worcester 




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DR. FRANCIS BRICK. 



SHERBORN BRANCH 155 

County, Mass.,Homoepathic Medical Society; Vice-President 
Massachusetts Surgical and Gynecological Society; a Mason; 
a prominent physician of Worcester, Mass. 

IX. Children. 
3711. 1. Lu Guild, b. 1871. 

3720. VIII. George Alfred Breck, [3625], b. at Fitch- 
burg, Mass., 28th July, 1848; resumed the original spelling 
of the surname; was educated at Lawrence Academy, 
Croton, Mass., at Colby Institute, New London, N. H., and 
at U.S. Business College, at New Haven, Conn.; m. 22d Jan., 
1872, Ida Jane Sargeant ; in business in Philadelphia, with 
residence at Morristown,N.J.; divorced from his wife Decem- 
ber, 1875, and went to Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, and on 
various voyages; in business in Tahiti, Society Islands, etc.; 
returned to the United States, and after living in various 
places m. at Easton, Pa. , 9th Aug. , 1884, Anna Cora Swayze, 
(b. 6th May, 1854,) and now (1889) resides at York, Pa.; 
is an ornamental painter by occupation; has published a 
treatise on painting and colors. 

IX. Children, by First Wife. 
3721. 1. George Sargeant, b. Morristown, N. J., 22d Oct., 1872; now 
at Wenchendon, Mass. 

3730. VIII. Charles Edwin Brick, [3627], b. ,1853; 

m. Ada Kinsman ; in 1887, resident of New York. 



IX. Children. 

3731. 1. Minnie M. 

3732. 2. Alexander Kinsman. 

3740. VIII. Charles Augustus Brick, [3631], b. ; m. 

; resides in Philadelphia. 



IX. Children. 
374.1. 1. Frederick Leon ; of Williamsport, Pa. 
3742. 2. Harry Walter ; of Philadelphia, Pa. 



156 BRECK GENEALOGY 

3750. IX. Joseph Henry Breck, [3671], b. 20th Feb., 

1860, in Wentworth, N. H.; m. ; resides at 

Bristol, N. H. 



X. Children. 

3751. I.Nellie M.J. 

3752. 2. Son, d. when a year old. 



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APPENDIX. 



PART FIRST. 



Additional Biographical and Historical Matter, 
Obituary Notices, Letters, Etc. 



Dorchester, Mass. — The following extracts from Blake's 
"Annals of Dorchester," 1630 to 1753, will be of interest 
in showing the circumstances under which Edward Breck 
and his family lived in their new home, and the reasons for 
leaving England. The spelling of the original is not preserved 
in this extract : 

Annals of the Town of Dorchester.— When many most Godly and 
religious people that dissented from the way of worship then established 
by law in the realm of England, in the reign of King Charles the first, being 
denied the free exercise of religion after the manner they professed according 
to the light of God's Word and their own consciences, did under the encour- 
agement of a charter granted by the said king, Charles, in the fourth year 
of hisreign, A. D. 1628, remove themselves and their families into the colony 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, that they might worship God 
according to the light of their own consciences, without any burdensome 
impositions, which was the very motive and cause of their coming; then it 
was, that the first inhabitants of Dorchester came over, and were the first 
company or church society that arrived here, next to the town of Salem, 
who was one year before them. 

In the year of our Lord 1629, divers Godly persons in Devonshire, Somer- 
setshire, Dorcetshire, and other places, proposed a remove to New England, 
among whom were two famous ministers, viz. Mr. John Maverick (who I 
suppose was somewhat advanced in age) and Mr. John Warham (I suppose 



166 BRECK GENEALOGY 

a younger man,) then a preacher in the city of Exon, or Exeter, in the 
county of Devon. These good people met together at Plymouth, a seaport 
town in the said County of Devon, in order to ship themselves and families for 
New England; and because they designed to live together after they should 
arrive there, they met together in the new hospital in Plymouth and asso- 
ciated into church fellowship, and chose the said Mr. Maverick and Mr. 
Warham to be their ministers and officers, keeping the day as a day of 
solemn fasting and prayer, and the said ministers accepted of the call and 
expressed the same; the Rev. Mr. John White, of Dorchester in Dorcet,(who 
was an active instrument to promote the settlement of New England, and I 
think a means of procuring the charter) being present and preaching the 
fore part of the day, and in the latter part of the day they performed the 
work aforesaid. 

This people being too many in number to come in one vessel, they hired 
one Capt. Squeb to bring them in a large ship of 400 tons ; they set sail 
from Plymouth, the 20th of March, 1629-30, and arrived at Nantasket 
(now Hull) the 30th of May, 1630, having a comfortable though long 
passage, and having preaching or expounding of the Scripture every day 
of their passage, performed by their ministers. They had agreed with Capt. 
Squeb to bring them into Charles River, but he was false to his bargain, and 
would not come any further than Nantasket, where he turned them and 
their goods ashore on the point, leaving them in a forlorn wilderness desti- 
tute of any habitation and most other comforts of life. But it pleased God, 
they got a boat of some that had stayed in the country (I suppose for trade, 
for there was some at Noddles Island and at Charlestown that staid in the 
country for trade with the natives before these adventurers came over, as 
likewise Moreton of Merry-Mount at Brantrey) and put their goods in the 
boat, and instead of sailing up to Charles River in a ship, were forced (as I 
suppose) to row up in a boat, it being about three leagues to the mouth 
of the river. They went up the river until it grew narrow and shallow, and 
then put ashore and built a hut to shelter their goods, intending there to 
set down, it being about the place where Watertown now is. The Indians 
upon their arrival mustered thick, they thought about 300, but having 
with them an old planter, as they called him, one that had stayed in the 
country and could speak something of the Indian language, (I suppose 
they took him from Charlestown that now is, for they called there and saw 
several wigwams, and one Englishman in a house where they ate boiled 
bass, but had no bread to eat with it); they sent him to the Indians, who 
were persuaded to keep at a distance the first night, and the next morning 
when the Indians appeared, they offered no violence but sent some of their 
number holding out a bass; our people sent a man with a biscuit, and so 
they exchanged, not only then but often afterwards, a biscuit for a bass, 
and the Indians were very friendly to them, which our people ascribed to 
God's watchful Providence over them in their weak beginnings ; for all the 
Company were not gone up the river, but about ten men to seek out the way 



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for the rest. They were now landed upon the main continent in a wild and 
unknown wilderness, and they had brought cattle with them which if the}' 
put them ashore there would likely wander and be lost and themselves 
likewise in seeking them. They had not stayed here at Watertown but a 
few days but the rest of their company below had found out a neck of land 
joining to a place called by the Indians Mattapan, (now Dorchester) that 
was a fit place to turn their cattle upon to prevent their straying; so they 
sent to their friends to come away from Watertown, and they settled at 
Mattapan, and turned their cattle upon the said neck, then called Matta- 
pannock,now called Dorchester-Neck. They began their settlement here at 
Mattapan the beginning of June as I suppose, or thereabout, A. D. 1630> 
and changed the name into Dorchester, calling it Dorchester Plantation. 
Why they called it Dorchester I never heard, but there was some of Dorcet- 
shire, and some of the town of Dorchester that settled here; and it is very 
likely it might be in honor of the aforesaid Rev. Mr. White, of Dorchester. 
Our people were settled here a month or two before Governor Winthrop 
and the ships that came with him arrived atCharlestown,so that Dorches- 
ter Plantation was settled next to the town of Salem in the Massachusetts 
Colony, being before Charlestown or Boston; and the church of Dorchester 
the oldest church in the colony except Salem ; and I suppose the only church 
that came over in church fellowship, the other churches bei:,g gathered 
here. The Indians here at Dorchester were also kind to our people. 

The first inhabitants of Dorchester came chiefly from the said counties of 
Devon, Dorcet and Somerset, and I think from some other places. They 
were a very Godly and religious people; and man}*- of them persons of note 
and figure, being dignified with the title of Master, which but few in those 
days were. Their ministers or pastors were the said Rev. Mr. John Maver- 
ick and the Rev. Mr. John Warham ; others of note were Mr. Rossiter, Mr. 
Ludlow, Mr. Glover, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Terry, Mr. Smith, Mr. Gallope, Mr. 
Hull, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Cogan, Mr. Hill, Capt. Southcott, Capt. Lovell, 
Mr. Duncan, Mr, Pinney, Mr. Richards, Mr. Way, Mr. Williams, Mr. Tilly 
and others. And among them came Capt. Roger Clap, a very worthy 
religious gentleman, who was then a young man, and to him we are beholden 
for the knowledge of many of the particulars before mentioned, he leaving 
them in writing among the instructions he left to his children. It seems 
many of these people were trading men, and at first designed Dorchester for 
a place of trade, and accordingly built a fort upon the hill called Rock Hill, 
wherein were several pieces of ordnance, near the Waterside ; but the channel 
being poor and landing difficult, and Boston and Charlestown harbor being 
far more commodious, they desisted from that design, and many of them 
removed afterwards to Boston and other places, so that many families 
about in the country had their first rise from Dorchester, there not being 
here a large quantity of land to settle upon, that I suppose the inhabitants 
are but little if anything more numerous now than they were fifty or sixty 
years ago, young people, many of them, moving out as thej r grow up. 



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These first settlers of the town of Dorchester took up every one his spot 
to set down upon, pretty thick together at the northerly end of the town 
next to the aforesaid neck of land, and on the easterly side next to the sea, 
leaving many intervening spots of land between their settlements. 

1631-1632. 

These 3'ears were spent in working themselves into settlements and 
incorporating into a body to carry on the public affairs of the plantation, 
in granting many parcels of land and meadow to I suppose every partic- 
ular person ; but for the house-lots where they first set down we have no 
records of them, they being taken up as aforesaid. 

In these years great was the straits and difficulties these people met with 
for want of provisions for themselves and families, and as Capt. Clap 
expresses it, "Oh, the hunger that many suffered, and saw no hope in an 
eye of reason to be supplied, only by clams and muscles and fish, and bread 
was so very scarce that sometimes the very crusts of mj' father's table would 
have been very sweet unto me, and when I could have meal and water 
and salt boiled together, it was so good, who could wish better. And it 
was not accounted a strange thing in those days to drink water and to eat 
samp or hominy without butter or milk. Indeed it would have been a 
strange thing to see a piece of roast beef, mutton or veal, though it was 
not long before there was roast goat." And yet this people were very 
contented under their outward wants so long as they could enjoy the 
worship of God without any molestation; they did not meditate a return to 
England, but as the said Capt. Clap says, " I do not remember that ever I 
did wish in my heart that I had not come into this country, or wish myself 
back again to my father's house, yea, I was so far from that, that I wished 
and advised some of my brethren to come hither also, which accordingly 
one of my brothers and those two that married my two sisters, sold their 
means and came hither. 

"The Lord Jesus Christ was so plainly held out in the preaching of the 
Gospel to poor lost sinners, and the absolute necessity of the new birth, and 
God's Spirit in those days was pleased to accompany the word with such 
efficacy upon the hearts of many, that our hearts were quite taken off from 
Old England and set upon Heaven. The discourse not only of the aged, 
but of the youth also, was not, How shall we go to England? (though 
some few did not only so discourse but also went back again) but How 
shall we go to Heaven? Have I true Grace wrought in my heart? Have 
I Christ or no ? Oh, how did men and women, young and old, pray for 
Grace, beg for Christ in those daj's ; and it was not in vain ; many were 
converted, and others established in believing ; many joined the several 
churches where they lived." I mention this to show what sort of people 
they were that came first into this country, what their spirit and design 
was, what a fervent love and zeal they had for God and His instituted 



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worship, how contented under their straits and difficulties, while they 
enjoyed the Gospel and the free profession of their religion. 

1633. 

This year they had a meeting-house for the public worship of God, but 
we have no account when it was built. This year this plantation began 
the practice of choosing men, that we now call selectmen or townsmen. 
They chose twelve this year to order the affairs of the plantation, who were 
to have their monthly meetings, and their orders being confirmed by the 
plantation, were of full force, and binding to the inhabitants. There were 
many orders made this year concerning cattle and fences, etc., and penalties 
annexed, besides many grants of land. This year a fort was ordered to be 
built on the Rock upon Rock Hill, and the charge to be paid by a rate. 

This year the plantation granted Mr. Israel Stoughton liberty to build 
a mill upon Neponsit River, which I suppose was the first mill built in this 
colony, and the said river has been famous for mills ever since. 

1634. 

This year they chose ten selectmen to order the affairs of the plantation, 
namely Mr. Newbur3', Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Woolcott, Mr. Duncan, Good- 
man Phelps, Mr. Hathorne, Mr. Williams, Geo.Minot, Geo. Gibbes and Mr. 
Smith, and gave any seven of them power to make orders to bind the 
inhabitants until repealed by the inhabitants. This }-ear they also appointed 
a bailiff, namely, Nicholas Upsall. There were also many grants of land 

this year. 

1635. 

This year were nine selectmen chosen, namely, William Phelps, Nathl. 
Duncan, Mr. George Hull, Mr. Dimocke, William Gaylard, Mr. Roger Wil- 
liams, George Minot, John Philips and Mr. Newbery; and Walter Filer, 
bailiff. Before this year the orders of the plantation were signed John 
Maverick, John Wareham, William Rockwell and William Gaylord, or two 
of them; from this year forward that method ceased. There were many 
orders and grants of land this year. 

This year, arrived here, on Aug. 16th, the Rev. Mr. Richard Mather, that 
was a long time after pastor of this church, and with him a great number 
of Godly people that settled here with him.* There came with him 100 
passengers and 23 seamen, 23 cows and heifers, 3 sucking calves, and 8 
mares, and none died by the way, though they met with as terrible a storm 
as was almost ever heard of. 

1636. 

This year were chosen twelve selectmen, namely, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. 
Glover, Henry Withington, Nathl. Duncan, Geo. Minot, Rich. Collicutj John 
Holman, Mr. Hill, Will. Gaylard, Christopher Gibson, John Pierce and Mr. 
Jones. And afterwards they ordered that ten men should be chosen, seven 

*Ed\var<l Breck and family came with this company. — S. B. 



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of whom should make orders and bind the inhabitants, being first published 
on a lecture day and not being then disallowed by the plantation. Joseph 
Flood, bailiff. There were many orders and grants of land this 3'ear. This year 
made great alteration in the Town of Dorchester, for Mr. Mather and the 
Godly people that came with him from Lancashire wanting a place to settle in, 
some of the people of Dorchester were willing to remove and make room for 
them, and so Mr. Wareham and about half the church removed to Winsor, in 
Connecticut Colony, and Mr. Mather and His people came andjofhed with 
Mr. Maverick and that half of the church that were left, and from these 
people so united are the greatest part of the present inhabitants descended. 
When these two companies of people were thus united they made onechurch, 
having the said Rev. Mr. John Maverick and the said Rev. Mr. Richard 
Mather for their pastors, and entered into the following covenant, viz. : 

Dorchester Church Covenant Made the 23d Day of June, 1636. 

We whose names are subscribed being called of God to join ourselves 
together in church communion, from our hearts acknowledging our own 
unworthiness of such a privilege, or of the least of God's mercies; and like- 
wise acknowledging our disability to keep covenant with God, or to perform 
any spiritual duty which he calleth us unto, unless the Lord Jesus do 
enable us thereunto by His spirit dwelling in us, do in the name of Christ 
Jesus our Lord, and in triist and confidence of His free grace assisting us, 
freely covenant and bind ourselves, solemnly in the presence of God himself, 
His holy angels, and all His servants here present: That we will by His 
grace assisting, endeavor constantly to walk together as a right ordered 
congregation of Christ, according to all the holy rules of a church body 
rightly established, so far as we do already know it to be our duty, or shall 
further understand out of God's holy word; promising first and above all 
to cleave unto him as our chief and only God, and to our Lord Jesus Christ 
as our only spiritual husband and Lord, and our only high priest and 
prophet and king. And for the furthering of us to keep this blessed com- 
munion with God and His Son Jesus Christ, and to grow up more fully 
herein, we do likewise promise by His Grace assisting us, to endeavor the 
establishing amongst ourselves all His holy ordinances which he hath 
appointed for his church here on earth, and to observe all and ever3 r one 
of them in such sort as shall be most agreeable to His will, opposing to the 
utmost of our power whatsoever is contrary thereunto, and bewailing from 
our hearts our own neglect hereof in former times, and our polluting our- 
selves therein with any sinful invention of men. 

And lastly, we do hereby covenant and promise to further to our utmost 
power, the best spiritual good of each other, and of all and every one that 
may become members of this congregation, by mutual instruction, repre- 
hension, exhortation, consolation and spiritual watchfulness over one 
another for good. And to be subject in and for the Lord to all the admin- 
istrations and censures of the congregation, so far as the same shall be 



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guided according to the rules of God's most holy word. Of the integrity 
of our hearts herein, we call God, the searcher of all hearts, to witness; 
beseeching Him so "to bless us in this and all our enterprises, as we shall 
sincerelj r endeavor by the assistance of His Grace to observe His holy cov- 
enant in all the branches of it inviolable forever; and where we shall fail, 
there to wait upon the Lord Jesus for pardon and acceptance and healing 

for His name's sake. 

Richard Mather, Natha'l Duncan, 

George Minot, Henry Withington, 

Thomas Jones, John Pope. 

John Kinsley, 

This year the General Court made a grant to Dorchester of the old part 
of the township, as far as the great Blewhill, and the town took a deed of 
Kitchamakin Sachem of the Massachusetts for the same. 

1637. 

The ten selectmen were Mr Glover, Nathl. Duncan, Mr. Jones, Mr. Bates, 
Rich. Collicut, Mr. Holman, Edwd. Clap, Roger Clap, Wm. Sumner. . 

This year the General Court made a second grant to the town home to 
Plymouth line, called the new grant. 

In some part of this year the town chose twenty men to order the affairs 
of the plantation ; and very many orders were made for the disposal of 
small pieces of land and marsh, etc., and a list of those that were to have 
land in the division of the Neck, and other lands, consisting of about 104 

names. 

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1639. 

This year Thomson's Island was appropriated for the benefit of a school, 
but afterward the town was sued out of the possession of said island, and 
the General Court granted 1,000 acres of wild land in lieu of it. 

This 3 T ear was an order for mounting the great guns at Mr. Hawkins* 

or Rockhill. 

* * * * * * * * * * 

1642. 

Selectmen — Mr. John Glover, Bro. [Edward] Breck, Ens. Holmaji, Bro. 
Bates, Bro. Gibson, Bro. Upshall, Thos. Clark. Bailiff, Geo. Proctor. 

This 3'ear it was ordered that every person that had any matter to offer 
to the town must first acquaint the selectmen with it, or else it was not to 
be debated on under a penalt} r ; agreeable to the present law requiring all 
the matter of the meeting to be expressed in the warrant. 

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1644. 

This year there were wardens appointed to take care of and manage the 
affairs of the school ; they were to see that both the master and scholar 



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performed their duty, and to judge of and end any difference that might 
arise between master and scholar, or their parents, according to sundry 
rules and directions there set down. The first wardens were Mr. Howard, 
Dea. Wiswell and Mr. Atherton. 

1645. 

This year they agreed upon the building of a new meeting-house, and 
granted a rate of £250; the committee, Mr. Glover, Nathl. Duncan, Mr. 
Atherton, Mr. Jones, Dea. Wiswell, Dea. Clap and Mr. Howard; Raters, 
Ewd. Breck.Wm. Sumner, Thos. Wiswell, William Blake and Roger Clap. 

Selectmen for this year were Humphrey Atherton, Roger Clap, John 
Wiswell, Thos. Jones, Hopestill Foster, Geo. Weeks and Wm. Blake. Baliff, 
Sergeant Sumner. 

This year was composed and recorded an instrument called the Directory, 
wherein were many good orders and rules which the inhabitants bound 
themselves to observe, in their orderly managing their town meetings, some 
of which were, that all things should be aforehand prepared by the select- 
men, that all votes of importance should be first drawn in writing and 
have two or three distinct readings, before the vote was called for. That 
every man should have liberty to speak his mind meekly and without noise; 
that no man should speak when another was speaking; that all men would 
countenance and encourage all the town officers in the due execution of their 
offices, and not faultor revile them for doing their duty, etc. ThisDirectory 
used to be read at the opening of the town meetings afterwards, as the 
laws of reformation are ordered to be read now. This year was also an 
order made, that at all town meetings the selectmen were to appoint one 
of themselves to be moderator, near conformable to the present law of the 
province. There were also this year, and before and after, divers orders 
about fences, cattle, swine, marking of cattle, etc., much like what the 
province law now recpiireth, as also for managing of common fields, etc., 
which orders had penalties annexed, and men appointed to see them executed, 
and the fine destreined by the bailiff. 

1646. 

Selectmen, Mr. Glover, Mr. Jones, Ewd. Breck, John Wiswell, John 
Holland, Edward Clap and Wm. Clark. 

1656. 

Selectmen, Mr. Patten, Ewd. Breck, Ens. Foster, Mr. Jones and Nathl. 
Glover. Raters, Sergt. Capen, Wm. Clark and Robt. Badcock. Baliff, Thos. 
Lake. This year Wm. Blake, Sr., was chosen recorder for the town, and 
clerk of the writs for the county of Suffolk; he was to have 20s. per year, 
and be rate-free. 

1657. 

Selectmen, Lt. Clap, Ens. Foster, Mr. Jones, Mr. Patten and Ewd. Clape 
Raters, Joseph Farnworth, William Clark and Rich. Withington. Baliff, 



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Lawrence Smith. This } r ear there were also two constables chosen, viz.: 
John Capen and Wm. Trescott. 

This year the town at the request of the Rev. Mr. John Eliot, granted 
Punkapuog Plantation for the Indians, and appointed men to lay it out, 
not exceeding 6,000 acres, and at the same time 500 acres to Lt. Roger 
Clap, and 1000 acres to be laid out for the school of Dorchester. 

The records of births and deaths that was before this year is said to be 
accidentally burnt in Thomas Millet's house, and so are all lost, except a 
few families that kept the account of their childrens' births, entered them 
in the next book of the records of births. 

This year there is recorded nineteen births and seventeen deaths. 

Lancaster, Mass. — The following from the history of this 
town, by Marvin, contains some particulars of interest, and 
shows the enterprise and standing of Edward of Dorchester : 

In 1643 Thomas King with others bought of Sholan (the Indian chief) 
eighty square miles of land on the Nashua River, about thirty miles from 
Boston. It was at first called Nashua Settlement, and included a part of 
the present town of Sterling. In 1653 there were nine families in the 
place, and they petitioned the general court for incorporation under the 
name of Lancaster, Edward Breck of Dorchester being one of the petitioners. 
The General Court granted them the liberty of a township, and ordered 
that it be called Lancaster, and that Edward Breck, Nathaniel Hadlock, 
Wm. Kerly, Thomas Sawyer, John Prescott and Ralph Houghton, be for 
the present Prudential Managers of the town, until the place shall be so 
far settled with able men as the court shall judge meet to grant them full 
liberty of a township, according to law. In 1654, the number of families 
being about twenty, they again petitioned the general court for full liberty 
of a township. Edward Breck' s name at the head of nine others was sent 
to the court requesting that seven out of the ten be appointed Prudential 
Managers of the town the ensuing year, after which they were to select 
their own officers. The court granted their petition. 

Edward Breck stayed but a short time, returning to Dorchester. His pro- 
perty in Lancaster is mentioned in his will and the inventory of his estate. 

Northampton, Mass. — The following, by Rev. Solomon 

Clark, from the Hampshire Centennial Gazette of 1886, is 

of interest, this town having been in early days the home of 

many Brecks and the center from which a goodly number 

took their departure. The time referred to as " one hundred 

years ago" is 1786. Some of the old New England customs 

are also described : 

Large Families in 1786. — One hundred years ago, Northampton fam- 
ilies were often large, many contained ten, eleven, twelve children; sometimes 



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thirteen, fourteen, seventeen and eighteen children. Seven and eight children 
were considered families of medium size. Single names then were the 
invariable rule. For the first 150 years an instance of a double name is 
not remembered. During that long period, in selecting a name for a child, 
whether son or daughter, in eight instances out of ten, parents took it from 
the Bible. 

Modes of Travel, Roads, Vehicles, Etc.— One hundred years ago, the 
common mode of riding was on horseback; sometimes two, father, mother, 
and often little children, mounted on the same horse. The principal streets, 
King, Pleasant, Market, Hawley, Bridge, South, Elm, Prospect, West, 
existed then, but the roads or highways were very unlike what they now 
are. Wagon tracks were slowly taking the place of horse and foot paths, 
which led from house to house. Comfortable vehicles, if owned, could be 
used only to a limited extent. Even the mail that came at first to town 
once a week in 1792, from Hartford to Brattleboro, was brought on horse- 
back. The roads did not admit of a better mode of conveyance. People 
attending church from the out-districts came on horseback, the young folks 
walked. One-horse wagons were not in use until the beginning of this 
century, and then sparingly. 

Woodpiles and Fireplaces.— In 1786, enormous woodpiles, late in the 
winter, graced every dooryard. Wood was abundant and cheap, cut and 
drawn sled length, or eight feet, from the woods. The winters were cold, 
extending into the spring. Stoves were a luxury' unknown in those times. 
Large fireplaces, a rousing fire, a settle, having a long bench and a high 
back, characterized every dwelling. 

Food. — One hundred years ago, in respect to the articles of food, it might 
be said, game of all kinds abounded. The rivers contained choice varieties 
of fish. Deer on the hills, within a few miles, were numerous. No unusual 
thing for venison to adorn their tables. Prices ruled low. Mutton plenty 
at two cents per pound. Beef two cents and two-thirds of a cent. Butter 
six cents. Fishermen did not care for shad, now considered a delicacy. 
They fished for salmon. In drawing in their nets they retained salmon only, 
returning the shad to their native element. One of the requisites for dinner 
all the year round, in nearly every household, was a boiled Indian pudding. 
Hasty pudding Saturday night was the almost universal rule. As to tea, 
coffee, chocolate, all were kept by traders, and in common use, especially 
tea and coffee. 

Clothing. — One hundred years ago, traders and shopkeepers, as mer- 
chants were then styled, dealt scarcely at all in dress goods. No cloth 
factories then. Wearing apparel for men and women was of home manufac- 
ture. With the exception of shoes, boots, hats, felt hats, the raw material 
went through the various processes at home, and when occasion required, 
as the following will show, the process, from beginning to end, was rapid : 
" In 1779, one morning in May, I came down stairs and found mother in 



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tears. What was the trouble ? Brother John was to march next day after 
to-morrow at sunrise. He would suffer for winter apparel. What garment 
was especially needed ? Pantaloons. If that is all, I said, we will spin and 
weave him a pair before he goes. But, said mother, the wool is on the 
sheep's back, and the sheep are in thepasture. To shorten the story. I went 
to the yard, my brother seized a white sheep. I sheared sufficient for half 
the warp, and sent the wool in to be carded. Calvin ran for a black sheep, 
and held her. I cut off wool for my filling and half the warp. It was spun, 
washed, sized and dried in that day. The next day it was put into a loom 
and finished. Then washed, dried, the garment cut and completed three 
hours before sunrise the next morning. All this was done without any 
modern improvements." Such were our grandmothers a century ago, equal 
to any emergency. 

College Graduates 1685-1786. — About seventy. Number who had 
entered the ministry, 1685-1786, twenty-six. Number who became lawyers 
during that time, seventeen ; number of physicians, eleven. Number of 
Northampton ladies who married ministers, 1673-1786, twenty-six. 

The New England Primer. — One hundred years ago the young people 
were taught the New England Primer, a school and household book, taught 
in the family Sabbath afternoon before sunset. Taught at a particular 
season of the year in most of the meeting-houses, a time-honored New 
England peculiarity of a century ago, handed down to their descendants 
by the early settlers. Schools usually recited it once a week, either in the 
forenoon or afternoon of Saturday. As books were scarce, every one, old 
and young, knew the primer, or what is the same, the catechism. 

Observance of the Sabbath. — Another New England peculiarity one 
century ago, viz.; the observance of Saturday evening as a part of the 
Sabbath. Introduced by the first generation, so it contiuued for over 150 
years. Farmers returned home from daily toil in the meadows and else- 
where earlier Saturdays than on the other days of the week. The primitive 
rule was to have the secular labor completed by the going down of the sun 
on Saturday. So they understood that passage, "From even unto even 
shall ye celebrate A'our Sabbath." 

A Singular Custom. — One hundred years ago and since, persons detained 
by sickness from public worship, on regaining health and coming to the 
sanctuary usually expressed thanks in a note read by the minister. As 
many as four or five of these were often read on the same Sabbath. Within 
the present century, moreover, those contemplating a journey, whether to 
Boston or New York, usually made a written announcement of it in church, 
requesting public prayer for a safe and prosperous return. 

Seating the Meeting House. — One hundred years ago, a committee of 
influential men was appointed to assign married people and unmarried of 
adult years to a particular seat in the meeting-house. As public sentiment 
then went strong in favor of church attendance, so it required that every 



176 BRECK GENEALOGY 

foot and inch of space inside the sanctuary should be used in the most 
economical manner, so as to accommodate every person in the community 
with a seat. The young people occupied the galleries, young men and boys 
on one side, young ladies and girls on the other; 3 r oung lads moreover sat 
on the pulpit stairs facing the assembly. The result was that in 1786, the 
third meeting house, 40 by 70, capable of seating 800, was thronged from 
Sabbath to Sabbath. So many young people crowded the galleries, the 
town voted in 1791, as a means of preserving order, that tything men 
should sit inconspicuous places in that part of house. Henceforth for man}' 
years these, with along rod, the symbol of authority, constituted important 
officials. 

Another extract from the same paper, showing progress 
in Northampton : 

1739. Men and women not allowed to sit together in the meeting-house. 

1785. Town " voted not to be at any expense for schooling girls." No 
public school for girls until the town was indicted. 

1786. Young men and young women seated separately in the meeting- 
house under the care of tything men. 

1790. Criminals convicted of theft were publicly whipped. 

1791. Transient persons were warned out of town. 

1792. Girls first admitted to the public schools. 

1800. No men except Federalists stood well in good society. 

1812. Separate pews were made near the doors in the gallery of the 
" old church " for colored persons, one for men labeled " B. M.," and one for 
women labeled " B. W." 

1829. Up to this time, no meeting-house had been raised, or ministers 
ordained, without a liberal supply of intoxicating drinks for the workmen 
and the ministers. 

1836. First high school for girls established. 

1863. The town erected a new high school building for the equal edu- 
cation of boys and girls, at a cost of $36,000. 

1871. The town voted $25,000 to Smith College, for the higher educa- 
tion of women. 

1886. Over 400 young ladies attending college and collegiate schools 
in town. 

10. I. Edward Breck. — The following items in his his- 
tory are collected chiefly from the " History of the Town of 
Dorchester" : 

1638, he bought a division of lands beyond the "Blue 
Hills " from Thomas Tread well who removed to Ipswich. 

1641, 7th Dec, was one of the present inhabitants of the 
town of Dorchester who signed a conveyance of land to the 



APPENDIX 177 

town for the special establishment and support of a "free 
school" in Dorchester for the " instructinge and Teachinge 
of children and \-outh in good literature and Eearninge." 
A fac-simile of the signatures of all the signers of this docu- 
ment is published in "Blake's Annals of Dorchester, 1630 to 
1~]5-V; Boston, 1846. 

1642 and 1645, was a selectman of the town. 

1645, 15th Dec, "There was given to Edward Breck by 
the hands of most of the inhabitants of the town, Smelt 
Brook Creek, on condition that he doth set a mill there." 
He did set a mill there; the street on which it stood was 
later called Mill street; the mill was known as the "Tide 
Mill" and subsequently as the "Tileston Mill," from a later 
owner, Timothy Tileston, in whose family it has since been. 

1646, was selectman of the town. 

In 1654, sold a house and garden in Boston to his son 
Robert. This house had formerly belonged to Henry Mosely. 

1655 and 1656, was a selectman of the town. 

1655, 8th Feb., signed on behalf of the selectmen of the 
town a contract with Ichabod Wiswall for the latter's ser- 
vices as teacher for the "free School in Dorchester"; pay- 
ment to be made two-thirds in " wheate, pease or barley," 
" and one-third in Indian " [corn]. In this year he petitioned 
the General Court to have his fine of £4 remitted for not 
serving as constable ; but the court " saw no cause to grant 
his request," 

1657, paid the school teacher peas in part payment of 
salary. 

The following letter from the Rev. James Wood, of Ashton, 
England, was discovered and copied by the Hon. Joseph 
Breck , [1290] , of Boston. The original was in the possession 
of Thos. L. Howe, of Dorchester. It was much discolored 
by age, dampness and ink stains, and required no small labor 
to decipher. There was no year in the date of the original. 
In the copy furnished the writer by the Rev. Dr. Charles 
Breck, [1540], found in a letter of his uncle, Samuel Breck, 
[940], the date was given as 1634; but this is evidently 



178 BRECK GENEALOGY 

erroneous, as Edward did not reach Dorchester until 1635. 

The letter was written after the death of Edward's first wife 

and his daughter (Airs. Blake) both placed in 1645. The 

date of .this letter therefore was probably 1646. The copy 

is given as written : 

Ashton,* 12th, 2d Month. 

TO HIS DEARE AND LOUEIKGE FFREND, EDWARD BrECKE AT DORCHESTER, IN 

Newe England these, 

Ould and loueingffrend, though I have written twise & receiued no returne, 
yet I cannot let slipp such as optunitie, but write again at least wth impor- 
tunitie, to force my old frendtohispenn againe: But me thinkes my thoughts 
return this apollogiefor my old frend.heisinsorroweforhisdearwife, for his 
sweet daughter, both which I hear god hath of late taken untohimselfe. So 
hopefull a sonne here, so gracious & sweet a wife & daughter there, cannot but 
lye closse to a tender father and loueing husband's hart. But I question not 
but god hath fitted you for these sadd and heavie tryalls before he brought 
themvpon you. He hath stored you wth grace to manage all states & condi- 
tions, & wisdome to deny all affecions & vnseemly passions. Now you see 
the lords will is done. I know you cannot but willingly submit. You have 
lost wife & children, louing and lonely, but they are not lost, who are singing 
their halleluiahs in heauen, &inioy for an earthly husband, parent eternall& 
havenly. But they were louely & pleasent in their Hues, and content & 
comfort was lapped upp in their inioyment. I know it was not so, you were 
of too nigh communion with god to satisfie yourself wth creature comforts. 
But, I loued them dearly, your loue may now the more freely & intirely be 
carried on to god that gave them ; let all your sorrow be godly sorrow, & 
all your ioy, ioy of the holy, holy ghost, wch no man cann take from you ; 
make god your all in all, let him be your treasure, so you cannot then be 
made poore by any losse, or miserable by any distresse; yea, so your duties 
will be sweet, crosses more tolerable, sin intolerable; your hart more 
inlarged, mind more spitualized, your life more gracious, death more com- 
fortable; goeing not only to your wife and children, but to your treasure & 
your all ; we blesse god for your peace, vnion, & harmonie in your churches ; 
care to redresse errors and opinions which wth us abound. 

These sad afflictions forcing me to write something, have extorted ffro 
mee these few advertisements, which I begine to checke n^selfe, knowing 
I write to an old disciple and one in Christ long before myselfe and Hue 
amongst such water springs as need none of poor sauorles droppings; but 
I haue done. Your old friend thinkes much. Hee hath not hard from yon 
theise 2 yeares last past ; it may be you writt & the letters miscarried. I 
pray you commend me dearly to your sonn Robert, & to your man John 
Birchall,that went over with you fro ourTowen, I hear he is well & liueing 
in your Town again. So in hast I rest. Yor dear ffrend, 

James Wood. 

*Now Ashton-under-Lyne. 



APPENDIX 179 

The extract of title page and letter following were kindly 
furnished the writer in 1886 by Mr. Edward Breck [1833], 
son of Lieutenant Commander Joseph B. Breck, U. S. Navy, 
then at the University of Leipsic in Germany, the letter, etc., 
having been copied by him from a pamphlet discovered in the 
Library of the British Museum in London, England : 

Answer to a * * * Paper, * * * against those people whom he 
(and the World ) calls Quakers. Dated from Dorchester in New England, 
Aug. 11, 1655, subscribed, Edward Breck, which was directed to a people 
at Rainforth in Lancashire which he calls, A Church of Christ. * * * 
London, printed for Giles Calvert, at the Black Spread-Eagle neer the West 
End of Pauls, 1656. 

The pamphlet begins as follows : 

Edward Breck to the Church of Christ at RaixfortH.* 

Deerly beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ, I have sundry times had a mind 
to salute you in the Lord, but partly my own rudeness, and partly other 
obstacles in the way, I have not yet communicated anything to you, as to 
the church of Christ since my departing ; but because God hath removed 
me so far distant by reason whereof I am never like to see your faces, and 
age and weekness coming upon me, putting me in mind of my end ; that I 
might do something at last whereby to testify my love & dear respects to 
you, and that in all this length of time of absence, you might perceive that 
I have not wholly forgotten you, but with many secret desires breathed 
after you eternal welfares ; I have therefore for your sakes, pressed myself 
to break through many difficulties, presuming upon your kind acceptance, 
notwithstanding you finde in me much weakness of expression matter, 
argument, &c. But not to trouble you with a long preface, where my work 
is small, little I have to say, and slenderly I shall deliver it, unless God make 
known his power through weekness ; that which I have to say is a friendly 
exhortatiou to continue in the grace and faith of our Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ, and not be carried away with every winde of Doctrine, 
whereby you should be spoiled of your faith and hope which you have in 
the Lord Jesus Christ: Beloved! Remember the days of old ! and the 
yeers of ancient times, when after the Marian-times that Religion began to 
spring, God honored Rainforth with many godly pillars, men famous in 
their days, for faith and holiness, and the profession of true Religion, when 
the Country wa<5 overwhelmed, or greatly clowded with Religion, or super- 
stition, yet these men (whose names are not yet worn out of memory) 
cleave fast to the truth; the face of opposing, jeering, scorning and reproach- 
ing enemies, their reproaches did not dant the spirits of these men, but 

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180 BRECK GENEALOGY 

they patiently bore it with joy, and prest on forward in the waies of Truth 
of the Gospel, for the price and high calling of God in Jesus Christ: 

The next Generation I was a little better acquainted with, whose names 
are fresher in your memories, divers godty people God raised up to do him 
some service, and to profess and defend his truth, & maintain his Ministry, 
which was a great thing they labored after; these men gave not their minds 
with Balaam, to look out for visions, to curse Gods people, nor to rail on 
Magistracy, nor Ministry, but humbly and in the fear of the Lord submitted 
themselves to Jesus Christ in the use of his own institutions, so tarre as he 
gave them liberty and ability thereunto. 

And now, what the present Generation. is since I left the Country, I do 
not so well know, many of the old stock being dead and removed ; yet 
(I hope) there are some breathings of Spiritual life amongst } r ou, and men 
holding torth the iaith and true Religion in sincerity, notwithstanding 
what may be otherwise found among you. My Exhortation therefore is, 
To hold forth this Faith, and continue laithfull therein untill Death, never 
leave it, forsake it not lest God forsake you, and cast you off forever ; but 
Truth is Beloved, and that which is my Griefe that I [have] been informed, 
and dare not but believe it, that there are men among you who are departed 
from the faith and purity of the Gospel to depend upon Jesuiticall and 
Satauical delusions, I mean such as go under the name of Quakers, who 
depend not upon the Scriptures for Light, but on what they receive from a 
spirit which casteth them into a trance, what these Trances are let men of 
understanding, for I am weak, onely tell what I think, they are either 
from the good spirit ol God, as hee spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets 
in visions, &c, or from the Devill: if they be from that good spirit of God, 
then they like to that spirit which spake by the Prophets, they accord with 
all the writings of the Prophets, and most of all with all the doctrines and 
sayings of Jesus Christ, his Ordinances and Institutions. Secondly, etc., etc. 

He then proceeds to condemn the Quakers and their doc- 
trines in a most unequivocal way, and closes his letter by 
exhorting his friends to bury distinctions of creed, as Presby- 
terians or Independents "as many use terms which are better 
forborn," and concludes as follows: 

But I shall say no more, but commend you to GOD and to the WORD of 
his GRACE, which is able to build you up further, and to give you an 
inheritance among them that are sanctified. 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, and alway : Amen. 

Dorchester, in Your Friend, and 

New England, Brother in the Lord Jesus, 

Aujr. 17 
1655. Edward Breck. 

The remainder of the pamphlet is not copied. 



APPENDIX 181 

The following wills and inventories are of interest, giving 
much insight into the principles, way of living, household 
conveniences, etc., etc., of Edward Breck and his wife Isabel. 
The spelling, etc., in these copies is corrected from the orig- 
inals (now safely preserved among the probate records in 
Boston) from which they were carefully taken direct. The 
original documents not being in the handwriting of Edward 
or his wife, the clerical errors are not preserved. 

I, Edward Breck, of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, in New England, 
yeoman, being very sick of body, but of fit memory, blessed be God, do here 
make my Inst will and testament this thirtieth day of October, in the year 
one thousand, six hundred sixty and two. 

Imp. I do here commit my soul into the hands of the Lord and my 
bod}' to decent burial in the earth. 

And for this world's goods, which God has graciously given me, my will 
is that, first, that all debts due from me to any man shall be justly paid 
and my funeral discharged. 

Secondly, my will is that all my daughter Blakes children shall have each of 
them 49 shillings paid unto them out of my estate in one year after my decease. 

Thirdly, my will is that my son Robert, although he has had his full 
portion already, yet my will is that he shall have twenty shillings paid to 
him also, as a token of m} r love and fatherly affection towards him. 

Fourthly, my will is that Isabel, my dear and loving wife, shall have one- 
third part of all my movable estate to her own personal use and behoof, 
accounting the former legacies as part of the estate out of which she shall 
have her third. Also, I give unto my wife one-third part of my housing and 
lands during her natural life, she keeping and leaving it in good repair. 

Fifthly, my will is that the other two-thirds part of m}- estate both of 
land and goods shall be equally divided unto my four children, viz., John, 
Mary, Elizabeth and Susana, provided that my son John shall have liberty 
to reserve the land to himself and pay his sisters the valuation thereof upon 
a just appraisement. Also my will is that my son John shall have after my 
wife's death that third part of house and land which she in her lifetime is to 
enjoy, and this to be an addition to his portion, and to him only, provided, 
that if it shall please God to take away any one or more of my children by 
death before they come to enjoy their portions, then the portion of such a 
one shall be equally divided unto those that do survive of those of my 
clnldren last named. Furthermore my will is that whereas I have some 
estate at Lancaster remaining in land, I do leave it in the libert}' of my wife 
and other friends who maybe advised with them for to sell it, or not sell it, 
as shall be thought best. 

Lastly, my will is that Isabel my wife shall be executrix of this my will 
and testament with the help and advise of Edward Clapp and John Capen, 



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deacons of the church at Dorchester, with whom she shall advise, and not 
to act without their consent. Witness my hand and seal this thirtieth day 
of the eighth month, 1662, as above said. 

c - , i j j j i- j • r Edward Breck. [seal] 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of J 

John Capen, Samuell Rigby. 

11 December, 62. At a meeting of the magistrate and recorder, Jno. 
Capen and Samuell Rigby deposed saith that having subscribed their names 
as witnesses to this will was present and did both see and hear Edw. Breck 
sign, seal and publish the same as his last will and testament, and that he 
was of a sound mind and memory to their best knowledge when he so did. 
Present Dept. Gov., Edw. Rawson, Recorder. 

Mr. Danforth Recorder. 

An inventory of the estate of Edward Breck, who departed this life the 
2d of November, 1662, taken and appraised by us whose names are under 
written this 20th of November, 1662 : 

Imprimis. One dwelling house and barn and out- £. s. d. 

housing SO- 0-0 

Item. Wearing apparel 10-10-0 

In the Chamber It. Onecupboard, one table and six joint stools, 

over the kit- and one chest 3- 7-0 

chen. It. One bedstead, two feather beds, one bolster, 

two pillows, two rugs, one coverlet, three 
curtains, one carpet and one bearing whittle, 

one silver spoon and a basket 15- 6-6 

It. Brass pots, and pans, and kettles, and skil- 
lets, and other brass 4- 6-0 

In the Kitchen. It. Iron pots and pot hooks and hangers, fire 

pan and tongs, and other instruments of iron. 1-19-6 

It. Pewter platters and other several sorts of 

pewter 3-10-0 

It. One cupboard and chairs and other utensils.. 1-12-6 

In the Little It. One bedstead and one bed of silk grass, one 
Chamber. feather bolster, and the furniture belonging 

to the bed and other small things 3-13-0 

In the Buttery. It. One cupboard, one churn and cheesevats and 

other utensils 1-19-0 

In the Parlor. It. One press, one bedstead with the feathers and 

furniture thereunto belonging 9- 5-0 

It. One trundle-bed with the feather bed and 

things belonging to it 3- 5-0 

It. One trunk, one chest, and boxes and andirons, 

one saddle and books 4- 9-0 



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183 



It. In linen, both of sheets, pillows, napkins and 

six cushions, and other small things, 6- 9-6 

In the Chamber It. Onebedstead with a chaff bed, and the furni- 

over the parlor. ture belonging to it 4- 6-0 

It. Arms and ammunition, hemp, flax, cotton, 

wool, and other lumber, and some wheat 6-11-0 

In the Garret It. A pillion and pillion cloth, one panel, tools, 
over the kit- and other small things, and yarn at the 

chen. weaver's 5 09-3 

In the Yard. It. Four cows, three yearlings and a half, three 

calves and a half, fifteen sheep and eight 

swine 50- 0-0 

It. Cart and wheels, plow and plow irons and 

other utensils 5-18-6 

In the Barn. It. Corn of several sorts, and hay 30- 2-0 

In the Celler. It. A sitting tub and other lumber 19-0 

In the Field. It. One horse, one mare, one colt a year old, 33- 0-0 

It. Land in tillage and for pasture, and other 
woodland lying in several places, some in- 
closed and some in common, and common 

rights to land 229- 2-0 

It. Meadowground at several places -14- 0-0 

It. One tide mill* with the house over it, and the 
implements belonging to it, and one spare 

stone 100- 0-0 

It. Several debts due to estate 11- 6-0 

665- 5-9 
The inventory of the estate at Lancaster, errors 

excepted, if any be found 081- 6-6 

The total sum of both inventories is 746-12-3 

Several debts due to be paid out of the estate to 

the sum of £126, 12s, 2d 126-12-2 

And several legacies 13-00-0 

Signed by Edward Clap. 139-12-2 

John Capen. 
Jno. Minott. 



*15th December, 1645.— "There was given Edward Breck by the hands of most of the inhabi- 
tants of the town, Smelt Brook Creek, on condition that he doth set a mill there." He did set a 
mill there; the street on which it stood was later called Mill street; the mill was known as the 
"Tide-Mill," and subsequently as the "Tileston-Mill" from a later owner, Timothy Tileston, 
in whose family it has been at my latest advices. S. B. 



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Present, the Dept. At a meeting of the magistrates held at Boston, 11th,. 



Gov. Mr. Dan- 
forth and Re- 
corder. 



Lancaster, this 

20th, 9th mon, 

1662. 



10th mo., 1662, Isabel Breck, relict and executrix to the last 
will and testament of Edw. Breck, deposed sayeth that 
this is a true inventory of the said Ed ward Breck's estate,, 
that when she knows more she will discover it. 

Edw. Rawson Recorder. 

An inventory of the house and lands and other goods 
of Edward Breck, late of Dorchester. 

Ite. Housing and 2 house lots, being 20 acres in £• 8 - d - 

a lot 20-00-00 

Ite. Forty-six acres of intervale land within fence 

about ten of it in tillage, 20 shillings an acre.. 46-00-00 
Ite. Eight acres of medow, 20 shillings an acre... 08-00-00 
Ite. Two division of upland and intervale and 

common right 06-00-00 

Ite. For a timber chain 00-08-00 

Ite. For a bearing yoke ring and staples, 2s. 6d, 

two axle tree pins, 2s. 6d 00-05-00 

Ite. Two old boxes for a pair of wheels, weighed 

4 pounds, and two link pins 00-02-06 

Ite. An old pair of plow irons, 5s. 6d., cops and 

cop's pin, 3s. 6d. and an old tenant saw, 2s. .00-11-00 

Total 81-06-06 

Appraised by us, 

John Prescott. 
James Atherton. 
Ralph Houghton. 



This last will and testament of me, Isabel Fisher, widow, of Dorchester, 
in the county of Suffolk in New England, made this twentieth day of Sep- 
tember, in the year of our Lord, one thousand six hundred, seventy and 
one; who being very weak of body yet of perfect memory (blessed be God) 
do hereby make a disposal of my outward estate as followeth: 

First, I do resign my soul to God that gave it, and my bod}' to a decent 
burial in the dust ; and for my worldly goods which God has graciously 
given me, my will is all my debts be truly paid and my funeral discharged. 

Secondly, my will is that my land in the Captain's Neck, which I bought 
of Samuel Proctor, containing two acres, more less, I give it unto Abigail, 
the daughter of my daughter Turner. And for my part of meadow, which I 
bought of Samuel Proctor, I do hereby bequeath my right and title therein 
to my son-in-law, Samuel Paul, he paying the purchase as myself should 
have done. 



APPENDIX 185 

Also I dogive and bequeath unto ever}' one of my grand-children a sheep. 

Also my will is that my son John Breck shall have my great brass pan 
upon condition that he accept of the lumber about the house in part of his 
portion appointed him by his father Breck, upon an appraisement. 

Also I give unto my son Samuel Rigby.and my son John Breck, to each of 
them five shillings as a token of my love unto them , to be paid out of my estate. 

And for all the rest of my estate I give it equally unto my five daughters, 
excepting three pounds in money which is due to me from my son-in-law, 
Thomas Holman, the which three poundslgive it unto my daughterSusana 
towards her wedding apparel if God will her thereunto, or for any other 
use that she shall make of it. 

And I do hereby will and appoint that my son-in-law Thomas Holman, 
and my son-in-law Samuel Paul, be executors of this my will and whole 
estate, and that this my will be performed according to the true intent and 
meaning hereof. I do desire and appoint my loving friends and brethren, 
Lieutenant John Capen and Ensign Richard Hale, to be overseers of my 
will, to see the estate be duly prized and equally divided as inbondexpressed, 
and if any of my children shall contend and quarrel, nvy will is that they 
shall have nothing. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day and year above said. Isabel Fisher, [seal.] 

Signed, sealed, and in presence of John Capen, Sen. 

Samuel Pelton. 

Boston, 3, 5* m., "73. 
Dea. John Capen appeared before Jno. Leverett, Esq., Govr., and Elkanah 
Clark, Esq., assistant, and made oath that he was present, and subscribed 
his name as a witness to this instrument which Isabel Fisher signed, sealed 
and published to be her last will and testament, and that when she so did, 
she was of a disposing mind to the best of their knowledge, this thus done 
of attest. Free Grace Bendall, Clerk. 

An inventory of the estate of Isabel Fisher, widow, of Dorchester, who 
departed this life the 21st of June, 1673, taken and appraised by us whose 
names are under written this 26th June, 1673. 

In the Little Imp. It. Wearing apparel, woolen and linen of 

Chamber. all sorts 09 10-05 

It. One feather bed, one silk grass bed under 
it, and white rug, sheets, blanket, bolsters, 
pillows and pillowbiers, and bedstead and 
cord 07-00-06 

In the Great It. One feather bed, 2 Ib-lOs; another feather bed, 
Chamber. 1 Ib-lOs ; one blue rug and another red rug, 
1 lb-15s; sheets, blankets, bolsters, curtains, 
and bedstead and curtain rod 09-16-03 

♦This is evidently a clerical error, probably should be 7. 



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It. Another pair of curtains and valance, lft-lOs; 
a table cloth, 12d ; a dozen of napkins, lft- 
4s ; a pair of sheets, 12d ; more small table- 
cloths and towels, a trunk and some small 
linen, all at 04-17-06 

It. One cupboard, 1 ft ; a great chest, 15d ; two 
pieces of new cloth linen and woollen, an old 
chest, a desk, cushions, chairs, and other 
small things 04-17-06 

In the Chamber It. Corn, wheat, and Indian, and wheels and 
over the parlor. other lumber 01-12-00 

In the Kitchen. It. One great brass pan, 1 ft-lOs ; one brass ket- 
tle, 1 ft-lOs; one pair andirons, pots, skillet, 
trammels and other utensils 06-00-06 

It. Pewter of all sorts, platters, bowles, flagons, 
porringers, fire stools, and table with other 
utensils 04-15-08 

It. Three pair of sheets, more pillowbiers and 

towels 02-06-06 

In the Yard. It. Four cows, 10 ft-lOs ; and four younger cat- 
tle in the field, lift 4s 21-14-00 

It. A plow and irons, grindstone, and other 

utensils 00-14-06 

It. Five swine and other tools 02-05-03 

It. Two acres and a half of land at Captain's 

Neck 16-00-00 

It. A cider press and trough 00-12-00 

It. A piece of new cloth, seventeen yds.,lft-14s; 

and some other lumber 02-08-00 

It. Debts due to the estate 28-01-00 

The total sums, errors excepted, is 122-13-07 

Debts due from the estate about 05 00-00 

Due also from the estate to Susanna Breck 54-00-00 

Enoch Wiswall. 
Thomas Swift. 
Sydney Leadbetter. 

Thomas Holman and Samuel Paul made oath before John Leverett, 
Esq., Govr., Ike Clarke, Esq., assistant, 3, 5*m, 1673, that this is a true 
inventory to the best of their knowledge, of the estate of the late widow, 
Isabel Fisher, and that when they know more they will discover it. This 
done of attest. Free Grace Bendall, Clerk. 

* This is evidently a clerical error, probably should be 7. 



APPENDIX 187 

50. II. John Breck, Captain. — The folio wing items of his 
history have been gathered from the "History of Dorchester": 

" Capt. Breck's Cyder Mills " stood on the land previously 
owned by Henr\ r Wa}-, who came over with Roger Williams 
in 1631. 

1680. "John Breck desired [of the town of Dorchester] 
libert\' to get a suit of masts and yards for a vessel which 
he had undertaken to build in this town." 

At the request of Lieut. Capen and William Sumner, the 
town "dismissed" them from the office of feoffees for the 
school land, and made choice of Timothy Tileston and John 
Breck in their stead. 

8th March, it was voted that the school house be repaired 
" where it now stands." John Breck and Timothy Tileston 
to attend to the work. 

1681. In March the question being, to make choice of 
some person to be on trial for the "work of the Ministry," 
at an adjourned meeting held on the Sabbath (the 27th), 
"votes were called for again, for one of the two which had 
most votes the last Sabbath." Rev. John Danforth, of Rox- 
bury had received the most votes at the previous meeting: 
" there were 37 votes for Mr. Danforth and 22 for Mr. Capen ; 
at the same time Mr. John Breck, who was not in full 
communion, intruded himself in, and put in a vote, which 
was very offensive to the Church ; but this vote was taken 
out, and he commanded by Mr. Stoughton to go out of the 
meeting-house, when the Church had been tried by a vote to 
know whether they did approve of his acting; which being 
declared in the negative, then the contrary vote was called 
for, but none held up their hands but only Henry Leadbetter, 
who thought that such as had submitted to the government 
of the Church should have liberty to vote in such a case ; but 
it was declared to the contrar\r." "Mr. Breck repented of 
voting as he did on the occasion mentioned, and gave satis- 
faction therefor." 

1682. This year the selectmen approbated Widow Eliza- 
beth George to keep an Ordinary again, provided that John 



188 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Breck should see that it was kept according to law. Mrs. 
George's husband had previously kept one, and at his death 
she continued the business. At this date she was 81 years 
of age. 

1683. In December the town chose "the worshipful Mr. 
Stoughton, Enoch Wiswell and John Breck" to see to the 
laying out of the 1,000 acres of land granted by the General 
Court for School land, in 1659, in lieu of Thompson's Island. 

1686. Captain John Breck one of the selectmen. 

1687. Timothy Tileston,John Breck and John Withington 
were chosen a committee to set the bounds of the 300 acres 
of land which formerly was pitched upon for the use of the 
school, and to make their return to the selectmen. 

1688. Captain John Breck one of the selectmen. 

1690. March 11th, the town chose Elder James Blake, 
John Breck and Samuel Clap to seat the people in the meeting- 
house. 

The following will and inventory of effects present many 
items of interest, especially the provision in regard to the 
education of his children. 

Dorchester, Feb. 4, Anno Domini [sixteen] ninety-one. In the name of 
God, Amen. Whereas, I, John Breck, of Dorchester, aforesaid, in the County 
of Suffolk, in the Colony of Massachusetts, in the Territory of New England, 
being weak of body, but of perfect understanding and memory, make this 
in} 7 last will and testament as followeth: First and prineipalhy, I recom- 
mend my spirit into the hands of the Father of my Redeemer, who I trust 
hath washed my soul with His own most precious blood. My body I 
commit by a decent funeral to the earth whence it was taken, in hopes of a 
glorious resurrection. And for the outward estate which God hath given 
me, I dispose thereof manner as followeth : 

First, my will is that all my due debts be fully paid and discharged. 

Item. I will that my dear wife have the one-third part of all my estate, 
lands and moveables during her widowhood, and if she see come to marry, 
I will to her absolutely and freely one hundred pounds of said thirds, to be 
paid her in movables by myexecutor hereinafter mentioned. The remainder 
of said thirds I leave to be disposed of according to her discretion amongst 
my children. 

Item. I will to my eldest son a double portion of the remainder of my 
estate, to be allotted to him in the moity of my dwelling house, the remainder 
to be my wife's thirds. 



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189 



Item. I will that my eldest son shall have liberty to purchase my dwelling, 
homestead, tan-yard, orchard, with all the appurtenances, with ten acres of 
meadow, and half the wood-lot at Fresh Marshes, together with all other 
parcels of land that the rest of my children shall set to sale. 

Item. I will that my eldest son, with my wife, shall have the improve- 
ment of said dwelling, tan-yard, stock, etc., until such time as my overseers 
hereafter mentioned shall see reason to divide my estate. 

Item. That the rest of my children be equal sharers in the remaining 
part of my estate. 

Item. That my eldest daughter Jemima have fifty or sixty pounds (half 
in money, the otherin accommodablepay) within one year after my decease, 
in part of her portion. 

Item. I will that one of my sons be brought up to learning at the cost 
of my executor, which son thus educated shall acquit my executor of the 
moity of his dividend. My children I will to be well educated on the 
improvement of my estate. 

Lastly, I will that my dear wife, with my eldest son Edward, be executrix 
and executor, and that William Stoughton Esq., and Mr. Thomas Holman 
would be pleased to be overseers of this my last will and testament, who 
together with my executrix and executor may appoint the time and manner 
for the division of my estate. In witness whereof, I set to my hand and 
seal the day of the date above mentioned. 
Signed and sealed in presence of John Breck. [seal.] 

William Ryall. 
Joseph Withington. 
Edward Mills. 

An inventory of the estate of Capt. John Breck, of Dorchester, deceased. 

Taken by the under written appraisers: & g 

Imprimis. His wearing apparel., 20 .... 

Homestead, housing, orchard, tanyard 280 .... 

Cider mill, houses, orchards ] 20 .... 

Housing and land in several places 595 .... 

An eighth part of a sawmill ] 2 10 

Horn cattle and other stock 66 .... 

Cart, plow, and other husbandry utensils 6 .... 

Stock in pits and tan-house 139 .... 

A servant boy 20 .... 

Beds and bedding 33 .... 

Pewter, brass, iron 13 13 

Chairs, tables, cupboards and others 15 5 

Linen, wool, yarn and others 18 5 

Arms and riding furniture 5 10 

Books 2-10, cups and spoons at 4- 6 10 

Tanners tools at 20s, Cash 71bs 8 .... 



Debts due to the estate £30. 
Due from the estate £45. 



1,359 
Henry Leadbetter. 
Enoch Wiswell. 
Daniel Preston. 



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By the Hon. William Stoughton, Esq. Admitted administratrix made 
oath that this containing a just and true inventory of the estate of her late 
husband, John Breck, deceased, so far as has come to her knowledge, and 
that if more hereafter appears she will cause it to be added. 

Jurat Cod., Wm. Stoughton. 

Boston, Apr. 6, 1693. 

91. IV. Edward Bass. — The following is taken from the 
" History of Dorchester " : 

Edward Bass, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Breck) Bass, of Dorchester, 
and great-great-grand-son of Samuel and Ann Bass, of Roxbury, was born 
in Dorchester, November 23d, 1726. He entered Harvard College at the early 
age of thirteen, and graduated in 1744. From the time of taking his first 
degree till he received that of Master of Arts, he was engaged in keeping 
school — a part of the time in Dorchester — and also occupied himself in such 
studies as would qualify him for his contemplated profession. From 1747 
to 1751, he resided at the college, making progress in theological studies 
and occasionally supplying vacant pulpits in the Congregational churches. 
In 1751, he was chosen assistant minister of St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) 
in Newburyport, and in 1752 went to England, where, on the 24th of May 
of the same year, he was ordained by Dr. Thomas Sherlock, then Bishop 
of London. In the autumn of the same year, he returned to New England, 
and soon after took charge of the church in Newbury, at that time vacant 
by the death of Rev. Matthias Plant. He married Sarah Breck, September 
19th, 1754. She died on the 9th of May, 1789. In July of that year, the 
University of Pennsylvania conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. 
On the 18th of November following (17S9) he married Mercy Phillips, who 
died, his widow, January 15th, 1842, in her 87th year. In 1796, he was 
elected the first Bishop of Massachusetts, and was consecrated to that 
office in Christ Church, Philadelphia, the 7th of May, 1797, by the bishops 
of the Episcopal churches in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. The 
Episcopal churches of Rhode Island afterwards elected him as their bishop, 
as did those also of New Hampshire in 1803, the year of his decease. He 
died on the 10th of September, aged 77, after an illness of but two days. 
He was a man of profound knowledge, accomplished and exemplary. He 
was also noted for his good humor and wit. The following anecdotes have 
been related of him. At the time of his second marriage he was 63 j'ears 
of age; his wife Mercy was 34. Some of his people expressed their astonish- 
ment at his marryingso young a woman. TheBishop replied, " I will have 
Mercy and not sacrifice." When asked wiry he did not settle in his native 
town, he answered facetiously that "the waters of Dorchester were not 
deep enough for a bass to swim in, and therefore he came to the Merrimac.'* 
He had no children. 



APPENDIX 191 

110. III. Robert Breck, Rev., of Marlboro, Mass. — The 
following extract from the Boston Weekly Journal, 18th Jan- 
uary, 1731, is taken from "Annals of the American Pulpit " : 

Robert Breck was born in Dorchester, Mass., December 7th, 1682. He 
was the son of Capt. John Breck, a very ingenious and worthy man, and 
grandson of Edward Breck, who came from England, and settled in Dor- 
chester in 1636. After the death of his father he was sent to Harvard 
College, where he was graduated inl700. Having received license tor ?ach, 
he was engaged for some time in preaching on Long Island, in the then 
Province of New York, during the administration of Led Cranbury, and 
notwithstanding he was then a very young man, he maintained with great 
vigor and courage the principles of the Nonconformists. He, however, 
after a while, for reasons not now known, withdrew from that field of labor 
and returned to Massachusetts, where he spent nearly his whole life. He 
was ordained October 25th, 1701, at Marlborough, Mass., as successor to 
the Rev. William Brimsmead, and after a ministry of twenty-six years, died 
there January 6th, 1731, in the forty-ninth year of his age. He was married 
to Elizabeth Wainwright, of Haverhill, in September, 1707, who survived 
him about five years. They had six children, one of whom, Robert, was 
for many years minister of Springfield, and another was married to the 
Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, pastor of the church at Westborough. There were 
three sermons preached to his bereaved flock on the occasion of his death — 
all of which were published — one by the Rev. John Swift, of Framingham, 
another by the Rev. John Prentice, of Lancaster, and a third by the Rev. 
Israel Loring, of Sudbury. It was an evidence of the high estimation in 
which he was held, that in October, previous to his death, when his disease 
had assumed an alarming character, a day of fasting and prayer was 
observed in his church with special reference to his case, several of the 
neighboring ministers were present to conduct the services. 

Mr. Breck published an Election Sermon, 1728, and a Sacramental 
Sermon, entitled, " The Danger of Falling Away After a Profession," 1728. 

The following is from the Boston Weekly News-Letter, of June, 1731 : 

As a clergyman, he was an able minister of ihe New Testament, and he 
obtained mercy to be faithful ; the Holy Ghost, who made him an overseer 
having richly furnished him with grace and gifts for that sacred office. 

The classes or association of ministers he belonged to, hung muchof their 
glory on him, had an high esteem of his judgment upon all emergencies 
that came before them, and he likewise took care upon all occasions with 
great courage and prudence to support the honor and rights of the Presb}-- 
tery, when he thought them invaded or any ways diminished. 

His firm persuasion of the validity of a Presbyterian ordination was 
not taken upon trust, or the mere produce of education, but the effect of a 
deliberate choice, and judgment founded upon his diligent search into the 
practice of the primitive church, comparing the best arguments on both 



192 BRECK GENEALOGY 

sides; and above all, the sacred institutions, as they are found in the Acts 
and Epistles of the Holy Apostles. At the same time, he was a candid, 
catholic spirit, far from being rigid or censorious; but he dare not receive 
for doctrine the commandments of men. He had much at heart, the consti- 
tution of religion and the churches of New England, and often expressed 
his apprehension of their dangers from more quarters than one. 

As to his learning, I suppose it will be no offence to say, there were few 
of his standing that were even his equals; he was such a master of the 
learneo. languages, that he could and did frequently, to the capacity of his 
family read a chapter from the Hebrew Bible into English, and the Greek 
■was still easier to him. 

His attainments in philosophy, especially the mathematics, were above 
the common rate, in the study whereof, whenever he met with anything 
difficult or perplexed, his genius and close application soon overcame it. 

He was well versed in history, both civil and ecclesiastical, especially of 
our own nation. His religion was vital and undisguised. Pride, hypocrisy 
and affectation were his aversion, and covetousness was what he was a 
stranger to. His temper was grave and thoughtful, and yet cheerful at 
times, especially with his friends and acquaintance, and his conversation 
entertaining and agreeable. In his conduct he was prudent and careful of 
his character, both as a minister and a Christian ; rather sparing of speech, 
and more inclined to hear and learn from others. 

His house was open to strangers, and his heart to his friends, and he 
took great delight in entertaining such as he might anyway improve them, 
and treated them with good manners. He was a lover of good government 
and good order, and would express himself with warmth against that 
levelling spirit which too much prevails. 

The languishment and pains he went through before his death were very 
great, but God enabled him to bear the affliction with patience and sub- 
mission. 

The following is taken from the "History of the Town 
of Marlborongh," Middlesex County, Massachusetts, by 
Charles Hudson, a native of the town : 

The people of Marlborough had been prosperous and happy under the 
ministry of Rev. Robert Breck,and being ardently attached to him, they had 
anticipated his wants and ministered to his comfort. When, by the depreci- 
ation of currency, his salary became insufficient for his support, they readily 
raised it from sixty to one hundred pounds. But earthly happiness is of 
short duration. On the 6th of January, 1731, they were called to experi- 
ence a severe affliction in the death of their beloved pastor. Mr. Breck had 
for a considerable time been unable to supply the pulpit, and the town had 
generously paid for the supply. And when he was taken away, they mani- 
fested their regard for his memory by appropriating fifty pounds to defray 
the expenses of his bunal. 



APPENDIX 193 

Before Mr. Breck's settlement in Marlborough, he preached for a time on 
Long Island, in the Province of New York, during the government of Lord 
Cranbury, where he had the courage, though 3'oung at that time, to assert 
and adhere to the cause and principles of the Nonconformists, notwith- 
standing the threatenings and ill treatment he there met with. 

" He was a man of strong natural powers, clear-headed, and of sound 
judgment, and by his unwearied diligence and study, he obtained great 
skill in the learned languages (uncommon in the Hebrew, using to read out 
of the Hebrew Bible to his family,) as also in philosophy, the mathematics 
and history, as well as in divinity, in which he was sound and orthodox, a 
good casuist, a strong disputant, a methodical and close preacher." 

The highest testimonials of his worth appeared in the periodicals of the 

day, and his brethren in the ministry paid a just tribute to his menior\ r . 

*********** 

Mr. Breck was a faithful and devoted minister, and was highty respected 
and esteemed, and his abilities were well known and acknowledged. He 
preached the Election Sermon in 172S, which was published. His text was 
the well known passage, "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this 
is the whole duty of man." In the discourse he labored to show that fear, 
or trust in God, was not only "the beginning of wisdom," but the source of 
safet3 r and happiness, for individuals and for communities, and after remind- 
ing our rulers that the obligation to comply with the requisition of the text 
was increased by their exalted stations, on the true democratic principle he 
appeals to the fountain of power, the people, in the following manner: 

" I shall conclude when I have briefly addressed myself to the people of 
this land, that the}' would lay these things to heart, and strenuously apply 
themselves to seek their own and posterity's welfare and happiness, in the 
way and method in our text prescribed. Without you, all that our rulers 
in civil and sacred orders can do, will not avail. Though our legislature 
enact never so many good laws for the regulation of the morals of the 
people, unless you do your part, and improve the power and liberty you 
are invested with, in your several towns, to make choice of such for 3'our 
grand jurors, tythingmen, etc., as are men fearing God, men of truth and 
fidelity, men of wisdom, equal to the trust committed to them, and have 
the interest of religion at heart, who will carefully inspect the manners of 
the people, and bring the transgressors to open shame and punishment; I 
say, unless you are careful and conscientious in this, all our laws for the 
reforming of the manners and morals of a corrupt people are insufficient, 
and our law-makers labor in vain. 

" Oh, that there were such an heart in this people to fear God and keep 
His commandments, and to exert themselves in their several capacities so 
to promote the peace and prosperity of our church and state; to put up 
cries to our fathers' God, that he would pour out his spirit of repentance 
and reformation on their degenerate offspring. Then the Lord our God will 
be with us, as he was with our fathers, and never leave us nor forsake us." 



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In 1720, he delivered the first sermon ever preached in Shrewsbury. 
During his ministry "The Marlborough Association" was formed, con- 
sisting of six or eight of the neighboring clergymen. Of this Association 
Mr.Breck was a leading member, and his house was the usual place of their 
meetings. 

The best proof of his fidelity is found in his works. In the course of his 
ministry of twenty-seven years, there were two hundred and eighty-six per- 
sons admitted to his church, and one thousand and seventy-seven received 
the rite of baptism. And what furnished better evidence of his wisdom and 
prudence than anything else is the fact that in 1727 and 1728, when many 
churches were rent in twain by what was denominated Newlightism, he 
continued to keep everything quiet in his parish. He knew enough of 
human nature, and of the order of Providence, to be sensible that there 
would be times in which the human mind would be specially called and 
awakened to subjects of a religious nature; and instead of opposing this, 
general spirit of inquiry, or of calling in others to increase the flame, he 
wiselytook the whole matter into his own hands and guided the inquirers in 
his own town ; and, without any convulsion, during these two years, added 
one hundred and two to his church. If ministers would learn not to oppose 
any spirit of awakening when the minds of their people are alive to the 
subject of religion, but would guide and lead it in its true channel; if,instead 
of calling in foreign aid to awaken an interest in religion by artificial means, 
they would preach with earnestness the simple doctrines of the meek and 
lowly Jesus, they would do more towards placing their churches on the firm 
basis of the Rock of Ages. 

The influence of Mr. Breck over his people was highly salutary. When 
he came to the place he found them in a state of distraction ; but under his 
ministry these animosities were forgotton and his flock seemed desirous of 
dwelling together in unity. Thus, with the characteristics of a good citizen 
and a good minister, he administered to their temporal and spiritual wel- 
fare, and by precept and example impressed upon them a truth too often 
overlooked or forgotten, that he who loves God must love his brother also. 
He was sincerely beloved by his people who, during his last sickness set 
apart a day for fasting and prayer for his recovery, several of the neighbor- 
ing ministers being present and assisting in that solemn service. But their 
prayers did not prevail. He died January 6th, 1731, in the twenty-eighth 
year of his ministry, in the midst of his days and usefulness, being forty- 
nine years of age. 

A handsome monument was erected to his memory near that of his 
predecessor, containg a somewhat lengthy inscription in Latin, which has 
thus been translated into English. As it appears to contain a just represen- 
tation of his character, we give it entire: 

" Beneath this stone are deposited the mortal remains of the truly Rev- 
erend Robert Breck. His immortal part hath ascended to heaven to join 
the innumerable company ot angels and the spirits of the just made perfect. 



APPENDIX 195 

" He was by nature a man of acute intellect, capacious mind, and sound 
judgment, together with singular mental resolution. As to his attainments, he 
was eminently skilled in the learned languages, familiar beyond the common 
measure with polite literature; and what to others was difficult, he by the 
power of his mind and close application to study, accomplished with ease. 
Thoroughly versed in every department of theology, and truly orthodox in. 
sentiment, he was a scribe in every respect instructed unto the Kingdom of 
Heaven. The duties of the pastoral office in the church at Marlborough, over 
which the Holy Ghost made him overseer, he discharged faithfully and assid- 
uously, in peace and with great reputation for twenty-seven years. 

" He was a skillful and able asserter of the doctrines of Revelation, and 
of the worship and discipline of the New England churches. He was a 
counsellor in cases of difficulty, both public and private, of distinguished 
uprightness and consummate prudence. He was a sincere lover of his 
friends, his country, and the whole church of Christ. 

" In a word, he was a model of piety and every social virtue, and of 
moderation in regard to earthly things. 

" In the severe pains of his last sickness his patience had its perfect work, 
and his departure, if not in triumph, was full of hope and peace. 

" Born December 7th, 1682; died January 6th, 1731. 

" Even the prophets do not live forever." 

The following extract from the account of the dinner on 
occasion of the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of 
the town of Marlborough is taken from the same volume. 
Toasts being in order : 

The Memory of Hon. John Davis — The only Governor of the State and 
United States Senator the borough towns ever produced. 

This sentiment called forth the following response from A. McF. Davis, 
Esq , of Worcester: 

" Mr. President — No more grateful task could be assigned to a son than to 
respond on suchan occasion as this to a sentiment liketheone justproposed. 

" Many of my earliest recollections are twined around the old homestead 
of Deacon Isaac Davis, in Northborousjh, where my father was born, and 
to which, in after life, he was accustomed to pay frequent visits. The 
activity of a useful life, the greater part of which was spent in the service 
of the public, and the excitement of participating in the great events and 
stirring scenes of our country's history, during that period, never effaced, 
nor even dimmed his fondness for that spot; and Tomblin Hill, Hop Brook, 
and the Plain were always welcome sights to his eye. 

" Although his visits to this portion of Northborough, which contained 
the home of his childhood, were more frequent than those to the village, yet 
he would often in the course of his drive take a look at the center of the 
town, and stopping at the old burial ground near the Unitarian Church, linger- 



196 BRECK GENEALOGY 

for awhile examining the condition of the family monuments erected there. 
Sometimes, too, leaving behind him the village of Northborough, so cosily 
nestled in the valley of the Assabet, he would climb the hills of Marlborough 
to search the records traced in stone which tell where the remains of three 
generations of his ancestorslie deposited in the old cemeteries of this village. 
" Among the names of those ancestors, perhaps none is more familiar in 
the history of Marlborough than that of Robert Breck,the second minister 
of this place. The prominence of his name in the annals of this town, and 
the frequent allusions to it to-day, render any further reference to him on 
my part a work of supererogation. 

" His daughter Sarah, my great-great grandmother, was married to Dr. 
Gott, a physician, concerning whom we learn, from an obituary notice 
published in the Boston News-Letter, of August 1st, 1751 that he was a 
man of great learning, who was "peculiarly faithful to his patients, mod- 
erate in his charges, and charitable to the poor." Certainly he must have 
been a popular doctor. 

" Rev. Dr. Allen has related to you to-day an anecdote handed down in our 
famih' of Robert Breck's habit of reading from a Hebrew Bible every morn- 
ing and translating as he read. Of Dr. Gott it is said, that he kept alive his 
knowledge of Latin, as did the Rev. Robert Breck his of Hebrew, by reading 
from a Latin Bible every morning, and rendering into English as he read. 

" How many of the descendants of these learned men, who, in the back- 
woods of the Massachusetts Colony, thus diligently cultivated their 
knowledge of the dead languages, could perform the same feat to-day ? 

" Of Dr. Samuel Brigham, the husband of Anna, daughter of Dr. Gott, I 
shall leave the descendants of that name, of whom so many are present 
to-day, to tell you more. His daughter Anna was the wife of Deacon Isaac 
Davis, my grandfather, who had come to Northborough to teach the 
inhabitants of that borough how to make leather. Married to her and 
settled down on the old "Tomblin farm," he remained in the home of his 
adoption to the time of his death. With his trade of tanning, he combined 
that of farming. He attained a prominent position among his fellow- 
citizens, and represented them for years in the General Court. In common 
with many others at that time, he entertained a decided hostility towards 
lawyers, and in 1785, he was selected as an appropriate representative 
of the sentiments of the town of Northborough to act at a County Conven- 
tion, to be holden at Leicester. His instructions were, amongst other 
things, to vote for a petition to the General Court for the annihilation of 
lawyers. Very fortunately, this hostility did not prevent my father from 
following the profession of his choice. 

" Although I cannot claim either of the boroughs as my birthplace, still, 
family associations cluster so closely around the hills of Marlborough and 
the valley of Northborough, that they vindicate my claim as a descendant 
of the boroughs, to be with you to-day, and to share with you in the 
pleasures of this festival." 



APPENDIX 197 

160. IV. John Breck, of Boston. — The following is 
taken from a letter of Samuel Breck, [360], of Philadelphia, 
to Edward Cruft, [161,] of Boston, under date of 17th 
December, 1847: 

"John, your great-grandfather, on your mother's side, died on the 16th 
February, 1713. aged 32. I have one of the mourning rings, distributed as 
was the custom at that period, by those who could afford it, among the 
relations of the deceased. One cousin, Daniel Breck, now one of the three 
judges of the supreme court of Kentucky, has another, which he obtained 
of his father, at my request. The ring is gold with a rich topaz on the top, 
and a mourning band in black, ornamentally encircling it, on which is 
beautifully inscribed in gold letters, thus: 'Died, John Breck, on the 16th 
February, 1713, aged 32.' How many children John left besides his son, 
our grandfather, I do not know. That son was named John also, I think. 
He resided in Boston and was concerned largeh r , I believe, in the Newfound- 
land or mackerel fishery. He had an extensive cooperage, and left three 
sons and four daughters. To the sons he gave a good education, particu- 
larly to the 3'oungest, named Daniel, who graduated at Princeton College 
about the year 1771. 

Daniel became a Congregational minister, and being a public-spirited 
man, he accompanied, as chaplain in the Army of the Revolution, General 
Montgomery into Canada, in the regiment of Colonel Porter, and was 
with it at a battle near Quebec. In the midst of the dying by the sword and 
small-pox, he fulfilled his duty rigidly as their spiritual physician. 

He received at the peace of 1783 some bounty lands in the North- 
western Territory, then a dense forest and the residence' of Indians onl}% 
but now converted into five great and thriving states. I well remember his 
letter, dated from those lands which he visited in 1788, and preached 
where Marietta now stands on the Ohio, the first sermon that was ever 
delivered in that vast wilderness. His letter, giving an account of that 
event, was directed to my father. His text was Luke 1, 33: 'And of His 
kingdom there shall be no end.' 

You must recollect this very worthy uncle. He was born in Boston in 
171S, and settled in middle life at Hartland, in Vermont, where he died 
12th August, 1815, aged 97. 

His friend and biographer at Hartland says that he was a man oi strong 
nerve, morally and physically courageous, the friend of good order, virtue 
and religion, always respectful, courteous and attentive to his manners. 
The name of God he could not hear taken in vain, in high life or low 
life, without a prompt and decided reproof, frequently remarking that in 
addition to its being offensive to Christianity, it was gross and vulgar. 

He received from Congress in the latter portion of his life a military- 
pension for his early services in Canada." 



198 BRECK GENEALOGY 

190. IV. Robert Breck, Rev., of Springfield, Mass. — 
The followingis taken from "Annals of the American Pulpit" : 

Robert Breck was a son of the Rev. Robert Breck, of Marlborough, Mass., 
and was born July 25th, 1713. He was graduated at Harvard College in 
1730, at the early age of 17. He is supposed to have studied theology 
under the direction of his father. 

The Breck controversy was the occasion of three ver}- spirited pam- 
phlets; two by the association of the county, and one by the ordaining 
council; and these pamphlets contain nearly every thing that is known upon 
the subject. 

He had through life the reputation of being thoroughly an American. 
Jonathan Edwards and he belonged to the same association, and sometimes 
shot barbed arrows at each other. 

Mr. Breck's publications are a sermon preached in the Brattle Street 
Church Boston, 1748, a sermon preached at Springfield on the day which 
completed a century from the burning of the town by the Indians, 1775 ; a 
sermon preached at Amherst at the funeral of the Rev. David Parsons, 1781 ; 
a sermon preached at Longmeadow, at the funeral of the Rev, Stephen 
Williams, D.D., 1782; a sermon preached at Amherst at the ordination of 
the Rev. David Parsons, 1782. 

The following is from Mr. Lathrop's sermon at Mr. Breck's funeral: 

"His intellectual powers, which were naturally superior, were brightened 
by his education and enlarged by an extensive acquaintance with men and 
books. Ashe accustomed himself to a close manner of reasoning and think- 
ing, and filled up his time with diligent application, so he acquired a rich 
furniture of the most useful knowledge. History was his amusement, div- 
inity his study; he excelled in the knowledge of both, especially the latter. 

"His natural disposition was remarkably cheerful and pleasant, and 
his conversation was exceedingly instructive and entertaining, sometimes 
enlivened with a little well-timed humor, but always consistent with the 
society of the Christian and the dignity of the minister. He was eas}' of 
access, given to hospitality, faithful in his friendships, tender and attentive 
in all domestic relations, compassionate to the distressed, and a lover of 
mankind. In a word he was an accomplished gentleman and an exemplary 
Christian. As a member of society he studied the things which make for 
the common peace and happiness, with a just sense of the necessity of 
subordination and good government. He abhorred all tyranny in state and 
usurpation in church, and was a steady advocate for true, rational liberty 
in both. In the ministerial orb he shone the brightest. He knew how to 
move within his sphere and how to fill his circle. His attendance on the 
duties of his profession was constant, his preparations for the sanctuary 
•were mature, his public prayers were deliberate and solemn, his sermons 
-were filled with sentiment, his thoughts pertinent, naturally arranged, 
comprised within a narrow compass, dressed in the most proper language, 



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and communicated in the easiest manner. His addresses were familiar and 
affectionate, and his reproofs plain and pungent, and delivered with such a 
happy mixture of boldness and tenderness that they were often effectual, 
never offensive. His religious sentiments were formed on a careful examina- 
tion of the Scriptures, without servile attachments to sects or systems. 
His turn of thinking was liberal, yet Scriptural; exalted, yet humble. 

"His senseof human weakness and depravity led him to admire thegrac- 
ious provision of the Gospel, which, in his public discourses, he was careful 
to represent, both in its suitableness to relieve the guilt and imbecility of 
fallen creatures, and in its tendency to promote real holiness of heart and life. 

" The greatness and benevolence of his mind raised him superior to that 
bigotr} r which has sometimes dishonored a Christian profession. Stead}' in 
his own principles, he was candid toward such as differed from him, and 
disposed to charitable thoughts of such as seemed to have the spirit of the 
Gospel, though they might err in speculation. If ever he was severe against 
opinions it was when he apprehended them to be of licentious tendencv'. 

" His knowledge of human nature enabled him to conduct himself with 
singular prudence and contributed much to his uncommon usefulness in his 
station. As his judgment was highly valued and his integrity respected, 
so he was often consulted in cases of difficulty, and was often the happy 
instrument of preventing or healing dangerous contentions. 

"In him the \ r oung minister and candidate, acting with becoming mod- 
esty and seriousness, was sure to find a patron and friend. While he despised 
the assuming airs of vanity and self-confidence, he loved to encourage 
modest worth. 

" As he was a lover of mankind in general, so he had a most ardent affec- 
tion for the people of his own charge, and from them experienced as warm 
a return. In the beginning of the last summer, he found his constitution, 
which was naturally slender, sensibly failing. Though his people and 
friends flattered themselves, they could not flatter him, with the hope of his 
recovery. He often, both in public and private with the greatest imagina- 
ble composure, expressed his apprehension that the time of his departure 
was very near. Anxious for the welfare of his people, he protracted his public 
labors till weakness constrained him to desist, and then on a small return 
of strength, resumed them again. It was his earnest desire that he might not 
long survive his usefulness, and Heaven was pleased to grant his request. 

' ' Through the course of his lingering illness, he retained much of his natural 
cheerfulness, exercised the most exemplary patience, calmly noticed every 
new symptom of approaching death, to which, when it arrived, he resigned 
himself with the dignity of a Christian. He spoke in humblest terms of 
himself, but professed an entire reliance on Divine mercy through a Mediator, 
knowing whom he had believed, and conscious that through grace his con- 
versation had been in Godly sincerity. 

"The removal of Mr. Breck is a sensible loss to all of the neighboring 
churches, but especially to the people to whom he was immediately related." 



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The following is taken from "Springfield Memories," hy 
Mason A. Greene : 

The Rreck Controversy. — The most peculiar episode in Springfield 
story, and one little dwelt upon in the books, is the church feud of one 
hundred and forty years ago, which ended in the settlement of Rev. Robert 
Breck over the first parish. Radical in speculation and daring in its expres- 
sion, Rev. Robert Breck found himself at twent} r -two years of age in a 
strange neighborhood, confronted by Jonathan Edwards and the stiff 
theology of the river. In a sermon at New London he had charitably said, 
"What will become of the heathen who never heard of the Gospel, I do not 
pretend to say, but I cannot but indulge a hope that God in His boundless 
benevolence will find out a way whereby those heathen who act up to the 
light they have, may be saved." 

The news of this alarming hope came to Springfield through a letter of 
Rev. Mr. Williams, of Mansfield, Conn., who referred to the Rev. Messrs. 
Clap and Kirtland as persons willing to testify to Mr. Breck's unfitness 
for the ministry. As the matter grew serious, other and earlier sins were 
added to the list. He doubted the inspiration of the eighth chapter of 
John; he had called Air. Clap a liar; he believed that there was no differ- 
ence between historical and saving faith ; that there might be articles of 
faith not contained in the scriptures; that there was no encouragement to 
duty if God's decrees were absolute; that God might forgive sin without 
any satisfaction, etc., etc. These he had only expressed before he was of 
age, in discussions, and were not given as his settled belief. 

In the minds of the river gods, heterodoxy was his crime, and when he 
came to Springfield in 173-i he found them eyeing him with suspicion. In 
August, the Springfield church called Rev. Air. Breck. Two months later 
the objections to his settlement were read before the Hampshire Association 
at Suffield, and the matter here dropped, as the church did not accept Air. 
Breck's terms,, But in November it came up again. 

In August, the Springfield church called Rev. Air. Breck. The day set for 
the ordination was Wednesday, October 8th, 1735, (0. S.) The weather 
had been cold and doors were closed throughout the colony. The slice, 
fire broom, backlog, and the pent up aroma of baked beans and " brewins " 
again lent an added charm to New England home life. 

A week before the meeting, the Rev. Messrs. Cooper, Welsteed and Mather, 
of Boston, and Cook, of Sudbury, undertook the journey through the woods 
to Springfield. The prospect for a friendly reception was as cheerless as the 
weather. Cooper and AVelsteed called on Air. Williams at Longmeadow, 
where they found it would be fruitless to call upon the Hatfield Williams. 
The result was that the two parties kept coldly apart, which in point of 
Christian courtesy the local ministry should not have allowed. The Long- 
meadow Williams was more conservative, and at least more consistent, 
than his Hatfield namesake. 



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The ordaining ministers were at Madam Brewer's (onthe site of Fallon's 
Block.) Her daughter, Miss Eunice Brewer, was then at home, and here 
boarded the j T oung accused. These two young people were pretty well agreed 
on things beside theology, and a novelist might have a good word to say- 
about it, for she was a Chauncey, descendant of the Chauncey who came 
over with William the Conqueror, and whose family married into the Saxon- 
line of kings, and up in the cemetery in this city is a pre-revolutionary 
gravestone with this inscription : " Mrs. Eunice Breck, the virtuous consort 
of the Rev. Robert Breck, and daughter of the Rev. Daniel Brewer." 

The council, consisting of Chauncey, of Hadley; Devotion, of Suffield ; 
Rand, of Sunderland ; Cooper, Welsteed and Samuel Mather, of Boston ; 
and Cook, of Sudbury, met with closed doors in a chamber of the parsonage- 
on the morning of October 7th. The Hatfield Williams was also included 
in the letters missive, but he declined the invitation. Rev. Mr. Cooper was 
chosen moderator. The "dissatisfied brethren" of the Springfield church 
being asked to appear against Breck, wished a delay until 3 p. m., when 
they presented their charges, but declined the proofs, as the council, they 
claimed, was not legal. This was going farther than Edwards had advised, 
but the feverish state of public opinion had had its effect upon them. The 
hostile ministers had arrived, bringing with them some justices fromNorth- 
ampton. They all put up at one tavern with some strangers, when they 
were visited by the "dissatisfied," and many curious rumors were afloat. 
The next morning, Wednesday, 8th, the council insisted on proofs to the 
charge preferred, and were refused; but the information was volunteered 
that the Rev. Messrs. Clap and Kirtland, from Connecticut, were in the 
village, and that they were Mr. Breek's principal accusers. A brisk word 
and pen discussion followed between the council and these gentlemen, 
resulting in the latter's making a written statement. As this was the day 
set for the ordination "the usual preparations for entertainment" were 
postponed. 

The hostile parties in this singular contest thus found themselves face to 
face. Mr. Clap, afterwards president of Yale College, began to read, and 
Air. Breck undertook to answer him as he proceeded, which was not 
allowed. The secret chamber trial, was indeed a memorable scene — seven 
wigged judges, two accusing wigs from another state, and the broad- 
shouldered, high-bred, generous-hearted boy minister, whose large inspira- 
tions had charmed a village congregation and given a shock to the 
Connecticut river Calvinism. 

Mr. Clap proceeded, and was again interrupted by a messenger who had 
arrived on horseback. They held a private conference, and he rode away 
with "convenient speed." The suspicion that Clap had divulged something 
to an outsider was confirmed by the appearance of an officer for Breek's 
arrest as Mr. Clap finished, and just as Breck was on his feet for a reph'. 
Holland, in his " History of Western Massachusetts, says : After they had 
assembled, the sheriff with his posse marched to the house where they were 



202 BRECK GENEALOGY 

in session, surrounded it with his force, and then with a drawn swor-d in his 
hand, entered the room where the council were examining the candidate. 
Then, in his majesty's name, he arrested Mr. Breck, and ordered him to 
prepare himself immediately for a journey to New London. He adds that 
Air. Breck offered bail, which the sheriff first refused and then accepted. 
But a sheriff doesn't have any power to take bail in such cases, and as 
the warrant was not for his appearance at New London, but before 
the justices, there is evidently more paint than history in this account. The 
prisoner was taken to the town-house on Sanford street, amid the wildest 
excitement. Violence was threatened, but through the wise advice of 
members of the council this was prevented. 

Meantime, the astonished body of ordainers, finding themselves with no 
one to ordain, sent a couple of their number to the town-house with a respect- 
ful protest against these violent proceedings, and claiming that they were a 
regular council trying Breck on the self-same charges that caused his arrest. 

The prisoner, however, was detained until evening, when he was released 
on the word of several of the council that he would return when summoned. 
The next morning (the 9th) the ordaining council began its third day's 
session, but it was again interrupted by a summons from the justices. 

By this time the dissatisfied had won their case at the town-house, and 
the justices had signed the warrant for Breck's removal to New London, a 
number of the church being chosen to accompanA'him in "token of respect." 
There was the wildest excitement as he approached the street from the 
town-house in the custody of the officer. 

Again the council was called to check this popular indignation, and the 
following morning, October 10th, the church undertook a private conference 
of prayer, but finally the doors of the meeting house were thrown open, and 
a characteristic New England scene, a public meeting of humiliation before 
God, followed : 

This was Friday, and we have the simple chronicle that it was a "large 
and weeping assembly " which listened to "a seasonable discourse." The 
next morning — for in those days, through prayer, or something or other, 
people had a way of bringing things to pass — Mr. Breck returned from New 
London, acquitted, and there was great felicitation among the people. The 
council still in session announced Mr. Breck orthodox, but the ordination 
was postponed. Another and successful attempt at ordination occurred in 
January, 1736. Rev. Mr. Cooper delivered the sermon. 

In April, Mr. Breck crowned his success by leading to the altar the 
daughter of his predecessor, and his strong and simple ways, his rugged 
manner of putting the essentials of religion, and forgetting the rest, soon 
disarmed his enemies, though they were slow in yielding. A month later 
they petitioned the justices to compel the church to settle an orthodox 
minister. The warrant under this petition is in the hands of Richard Beebe, 
of this city, but the matter was never pressed. On the 22d of March, Mr. 
Breck had a talk with D. and John Chapin of the " dissatisfied," and they 



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expressed themselves after the interview as "just as much dissatisfied as 
ever." But Mr. Breek grew and during forty-nine years of good preaching 
the church grew with him, and he now lies with his congregation up in the 
cemetery, having made a generous contribution towards liberal Christianity. 
But the best of it is that in those days men came honestly by their 
differences, though they had unpleasantly peculiar ways of propogating 
their notions. After it was all over, it was good to see Mr. Breck asking 
his enemy, the Longmeadow Williams, to officiate at his marriage, and to 
hear the noble man of God, as he grasps the young minister's hand, say, 
" Brother Breek, I had objections to your settlement, but I know no reason 
why you should not marry " ; and he married them. "When the time came, 
Mr. Breck rt turned the compliment, as Dickens' lore would say, by preach- 
ing Air. Williams' funeral sermon. 

Clipping from the Springfield, Mass., Republican, of May 
27th, 1887: 

In May, 1694, Rev. Daniel Brewer, aged 24, a Harvard graduate, began 
a pastorate of nearly 40 years at Springfield. He was a man of many 
spiritual graces, and a good example of early New England piety. He 
married Catherine Chauncey, and the pair became the progenitors of all the 
Brewers of this section. Mr. Brewer was born at Roxburv, which predis- 
posed the Springfield people towards him, as it was the ancestral home of 
so many Springfield people. A glimpse of early modes of living is found in 
the dry account books of the Pynchon store, where the minister is charged 
with various purchases of barley malt, lace, '"Manchester beys" and 
" dimity." If one were to compare Mr. Glover and Mr. Brewer it might be 
said that the one was an impressive and aggressive man, and the other a 
lovable man ; one courtly and the other saintly. 

200. Rev. Ebexezer Parkman, m. 7th July, 1724, for his 
first wife, Mary Champney, (b. 19th May, 1699); she d. 29th 
Jan., 1736. The following is taken from the "Worcester 
Association and its Antecedents," by Jos. Allen : 

Rev. Mr. Parkman was the father of the well-known Boston merchant 
Samuel Parkman, Esq., and grandfather of the late Rev. Dr. Francis Park- 
man, the respected and lamented minister of the New North Church, Boston. 
Rev. Elisha Rock wood, one of the successors of Mr. Parkman in the ministry, 
and who married one of his granddaughters, speaks of him in the follow- 
ing terms: 

" His preaching was evangelical, his deportment dignified, and in his 
daily intercourse with his people, he was distinguished for dropping those 
words which are as apples of gold in pictures of silver. 

"From an examination of a number of manuscript sermons of Mr. 
Parkman, which have come into my possession, I should judge that he was 



204 BRECK GENEALOGY 

for the age in which he lived, a respectable scholar, a good writer, and a man 
of a catholic spirit, as were most of the ministers of the Marlborough 
Association. He was much respected by his own people and in the neigh- 
boring churches, and he left for his children and friends a name without 
reproach." 

500. V. Margaret (Breck) Nickels, is buried at the 
cemetery in Eastport, Maine, where a monument is erected 
to her memory, and that other husband and son. It stands 
on the left-hand side of the avenue leading from the second 
or north gate, and very near to the traveled path. It is now 
in a good state of preservation though needing to be cleaned. 
There is also a foot-stone with the initials, M. N., W. N., and 
G. W. S. The following is an exact copy of the inscription 
on the stone • 

IN MEMORY OF 

MARGARET NICKELS, 

who died April 26, 1817; 

aged 87. 

Daughter of Samuel Breck, 

of Boston, and relict of 

AVm. Nickels, of Naragaugus; 

who was lost, 

as was his grandson, 

Geo. W. Shaw, aged 12 years, 

on Grand Manan Island, 

where they were buried 

Dec. 18, 1789. 



This monument, 

erected in 1S45, 

By Robert G. Shaw, of Boston, 

grandson to the deceased, 

through the agency of 

George Hobbs, Esqr. 

670. V. William Breck, of Claremont, N. H.— Extract, 
from a letter of his son James, [890], to Joseph Breck, [1290], 
of Boston, under date of 4th September, lcS49: 

"My father married the daughter of Dr. William Thomas, of Plymouth, 
Mass., in 1772. Was then in the hardware business. In those stringent 
times and the years of the Revolution, like thousands of others, became 
reduced to a small share of this world's goods. In 1792, left Boston with 



APPENDIX 205 

lis family, ten in number, embracing four sons and four daughters, and 
settled upon a small farm in Claremont, N. H. By industry and econon^ 
obtained a comfortable support through life, and died in November, 1819, 
aged 74, leaving to his children that rich inheritance, an unspotted charac- 
ter, with a conscience unsullied, resting in hope for another world. My 
oldest brother, William, and four sisters, remained upon the old homestead, 
and were never married." 

690. V. Samuel Breck, of Boston, and Later, of Phil- 
adelphia. — The following extracts are taken from a letter 
of his son, Samuel Breck, [940], of Philadelphia, to Edward 
Cruft, [167], of Boston, tinder date of 17th December, 1847: 

" M} r father was brought up as a merchant, and in that capacitj' acted 
as agent to the army and fleets of Louis XVI. That highly respectable 
parent was much beloved and esteemed in Boston. For seven consecutive 
years he was elected a member of the General Court, and sat in the Boston 
seat when only seven representatives from that town occupied it. In 1792, 
he moved his famity to Philadelphia, and became a director of the Bank of 
United States. 

"In manners, he was an accomplished gentleman of the old school; polite 
and generous in the exercise of hospitality. Kind parent, kind husband, 
and valuable citizen in every respect, he lived for many years in his new 
abode. He married a daughter of Benjamin Andrews, Esq., of Boston, by 
whom he had eight children. 

" But before I speak of them let me say a word of n^ father's sisters. 
They were four in number: Mrs. Nickels, the grandmother of Robert G. 
Shaw, of your city; she died aged 87, and was a worthy woman. Mrs. 
Harris, who died aged about 86, was an excellent women, also. Next was 
Mrs. Fitch, who married a clergyman, and died .aged 48. Then comes 
your good and estimable mother, who died aged 89. I may say in passing, 
that my dear mother died aged 83, and her brother, John Andrews, about 
the same age. 

"I have the mourning ring of his father, who was my maternal grand- 
father, to whom I have alluded as Benjamin Andrews." 

From a letter of the same to Samuel Breck, [1650], of 
Bridgewater, under date of 28th March, 1851 : 

"My father was induced to remove from Boston in 1792, (after a very 
agreeable visit to Philadelphia, where Congress was then located, and 
where he purchasd a house,) in consequence of excessive and unequal taxa- 
tion. Boston at that date contained 18,030 inhabitants. It had no 
watch, no lamps, no sidewalks; and yet they taxed him, because he made 
a show of great wealth, b}' his generous hospitalityto strangers, twelve 
hundred dollars a vear." 



206 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Extract from a letter of the same to his nephew Rev. 
Charles Breck, [1540], under date of 18th September, 1847 : 

" My father was a high-bred gentleman of the old school, replete in his 
manners with refined politeness, keeping his house open to the hospitable 
reception of much company, and doing the honors of the town by elegant 
and liberal entertainment, male and female, of all distinguished strangers, 
both during his residence in Boston, and in Philadelphia, when Congress 
held their sessions in the latter city. 

"He kept his town and country house, a handsome equipage, with 
servants in livery, and was surrounded by every comfort that belongs to 
a polite, genteel and fashionable style of living. At his death I wrote the 
following notice of him : 

" 'His uniform urbanity, extensive usefulness and kind disposition, caused 
him to be respected and loved by all who knew him. In Boston, his native 
town, he was distinguished for the attention he paid to strangers of all 
nations, receiving them with great cordiality and courtesy, devoting his 
entire leisure to the noble duties of hospitality. In the Revolutionary 
War he took a decided part with his country, and soon after the French 
Alliance he received from the ministry of Louis XVI. the appointment of 
general agent for the fleets of his most Christian majesty. This office he 
held until the peace of 1783, about which period his townsmen elected him 
a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, and for seven successive years 
he sat upon the Boston seat in that assembly. 

"In 1786, he was deputed by the General Court of his native state to 
meet a Commercial Congress then about to assemble at Annapolis, but 
which, while he was on his way to it, was postponed in consequence of a 
more enlarged plan having produced the Grand Convention of 1787, by 
which our present national constitution was formed. He was subsequently 
an active adjunct in manufacturing projects, such as sail-cloth, glass, etc. r 
and in the erection of a bridge at Charlestown — the parent of American 
hydraulic architecture. In 1792, he removed to Philadelphia, then the 
capital of the United States, and the grand rendezvous of fashion, intelli- 
gence and commerce, and there he resided in the exercise of his social virtues 
until his death. 

" ' His mind and his discoursewere calm, temperate and rational, so that 
amid the political divisions of his day he preserved a composed demeanor 
andequanimity of thought, supported by sound and encouraging argument, 
which, while it soothed his own bosom, taught the doubting to hope and 
the rash to ponder. And thus he drew comfort from events the most disas- 
trous in appearance, alwa}^s relying with unalterable confidence on the 
wisdom of Providence. Generous, disinterested, scrupulously exact in the 
minutest obligation, he never suffered any one to call twice for a debt, nor 
even wait a moment for his convenience. "A poor man's time," he would 
say, "is his riches, and if I detain him, I rob him." With these sentiments 



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of kindness and principles of justice, his intercourse with every one was 
harmonious, cheerful and dignified. He looked with a discerning eye upon 
the stirring events of his da}', and made their probable result the rule of 
his action. 

' ' In his last sickness he conversed with calmness upon his approaching 
death, and arranged his worldly affairs with a tranquil mind, and the 
deliberation of an honest agent about to quit the functions of office.' 

"On his tomb was inscribed what follows, but which was subsequently 
removed by the re-interment of his body, (or bones,) and my mother's also, 
a few years ago, into a vault which I purchased in St. Peter's church-yard, 
and where your aunt Lloyd was placed. 

" As the stone has been broken up I omit the inscription or epitaph." 

From the United States Gazette, Philadelphia, May 15th, 
1809: 

Died— On Sunday, the 7th inst., Samuel Breck, Esq., aged 62 years. 

This gentleman was born in Boston, where he resided until about 
fifteen years since, when he removed to this city. During the revolution he 
was the active and honest friend of his country, and as an agent for the 
French armies which were associated with us, his diligence, his attention, 
and his strict integrity enabled him to acquire considerable property^, upon 
which he retired at the close of the war to enjoy the peaceful pleasure of 
social life. 

When he became a citizen of Philadelphia, he brought with him a repu- 
tation which made every man his friend; which made him respected, esteemed 
and beloved. In the various walks of life who was his superior? As a 
public spirited citizen and friend to those who were struggling with com- 
mercial embarrassments, let his ceaseless and honorable exertions as a 
director of the Bank of the U. States be the proof. As a parent, as a hus- 
band, as a brother, and as a master, let those testify who were the objects 
of his unwearied affection and kindness. As a friend, let any one say that 
he was ever indisposed to active exertion. As the gentleman of the most 
correct deportment and the mildest manners, let every one speak of him 
with whom he ever conversed. As a model in the delightful recesses of 
social life, we appeal to those who have found him in the parlor amidst his 
family and friends. 

We believe Mr. Breck died, as he had lived, without an enemy; for, 
what man could be at enmity with him, ' with whom,' to use the language 
of Johnson, 'if he would quarrel, he would find the most difficulty how to 
abuse.' It was his choice, indeed, to adorn the private circle, for if he had 
wished to step bej-ond it into scenes of more extended usefulness, honors 
awaited him ; honors which neither talents nor wealth can attain if they 
are not found with the most incorruptible integrity. On the resignation 



208 BRECK GENEALOGY 

of the late venerable and worth}' president of the Bank of the U. States, 
Mr. Breck was pressed to occupy his station, and he was permitted to 
decline it only because those who wished it, feared that his health might be 
hazarded by the performance of its duties. 

What can we add to increase the respect for his memory ? They who 
knew him need not even this brief memorial, and if they who knew him not 
should even hear of him, they will wonder how, upon such a subject, we 
should be contented to dwell so briefly." 

692. VI. Hannah (Breck) Lloyd.— The following obit- 
uary notice was printed by her brother, Samuel Breck, [940] : 

Died — On the 24th of July, 184-6, in the 74th year of her age, Hannah 
Lloyd, relict of the late honorable James Lloyd. The numerous friends of 
that estimable lady have heard of her death with feelings of sadness and 
regret ; for they all loved her, and she deserved their love. Her understand- 
ing was wise, discreet, religious, and well cultivated. With it, she kept in 
due subordination the promptings of a kind and liberal heart, prudent in 
small matters, yet munificent in great. 

During the last fifteen years of her widowhood, she gave annually, for 
educational and other purposes of useful charity, more than one-third 
of her income. Her habitual frugality enabled her, without denying her- 
self any of the comforts of her ample establishment, to afford that great 
outlay. 

Although born and reared in affluence ; although accompanied by pros- 
perity from the cradle to the tomb, the purity of her character was never 
changed, nor her heart hardened to the woes of her fellow creatures. 

Drawn by circumstances into gay and fashionable life, where she was 
admired, courted and caressed, she preserved her even and unassuming 
disposition, her kind, friendl}', unwavering propriety of deportment. And 
this equanimity of mind was derived from religion, rather than from native 
temperament. Religion formed the basis of her system of conduct, secured 
her against the allurements of a flattering world, and gave a right direction 
to her feelings and actions, during the whole course of a long life. Yet, 
while she avoided, as much as her station in society would allow, the 
frivolities and dissipation of gay company, she entered with cordial good 
will into the rational enjoyment of the domestic and select social circle, 
where, surrounded by friendship and affection, she found herself in her 
appropriate place. These, and the associations of ladies who met to labor 
with their needles for the relief of the poor, constituted her chief delight 
and richest source of happiness. 

This amiable and worthy woman met her last solemn change with 
calmness and piety, receiving the holy communion in her sick room with 
strong faith and humble hope. Having set her house in order, surrounded 
.by her nearest and dearest friends and relatives, she left them, we have 



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good reason to believe, to dwell forever in the pure and blissful region of 
her Savior and her God. 

Her remains were deposited in the family vault, in the church-yard of 
St. Peter, in Philadelphia, to repose bes'ule those of her parents, the late 
Samuel and Hannah Breck. 

Philadelphia, November, 1846. 

697. VI. Charles Breck. — The medallion miniature 
portrait from which this picture is copied, was in the pos- 
session of Charles du Pont Breck, Esq., [1950], of Scran- 
ton, Pa., who very politely allowed me to copy it for this 
work. The original is 
in a perfect state of 
preservation ; it was 
done in colors with ex- 
treme delicacy of touch 
and finish, an admira- 
ble work of art. The 
cut was obtained too 
late to be inserted in 
its place in the gene- 
alogical text. While 
traveling in Italy Mr. 
Breck became engaged 
to be married to a 
very beautiful young 
lady of that country, 
and returned to his 
home to prepare his 

residence for her reception. After the completion of a very 
elaborate preparation, reproducing her own home at his, he 
returned to Italy only to find that she had been suddenly 
carried off b} r disease just before his arrival at her home. 

700. V. Daniel Breck, Rev., of Hartland, Vt. — The 

following obituar\ r notice is from the current press : 

In August, 1S15, died at his residence in Hartland, Vermont, the Rev. 
Daniel Breek, whose age lacked but three years of 100. 

Mr. Breck was born in Boston, August ISth, 174-8. He was religiously 
educated at Princeton, and graduated there in 1771, just as the revolu- 




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tionaiy contest was about to commence, and being in sentiment heartily 
with his country, he entered the army as a chaplain, and in that capacity 
accompanied Colonel Porter's regiment into Canada. In that campaign, 
so full of incident, he partook, even to the gates of Quebec, of the great 
sufferings of the troops, sustaining life amid hunger, so fatal to many of the 
soldiers, by buckling a strap around him, which he tightened from day to 
day in order to regulate his appetite according to his allowance. His clerical 
duties, in the conflict of war, with the small-pox in camp, the wounded and 
dying both in battle and by starvation, were arduously and faithfully 
peformed. 

Having some interest in the military certificates, secured upon land in 
Ohio, he visited the Northwestern Territory, and preached the first sermon 
that was ever delivered in that region, on the spot where now stands 
Marietta, prophetically announcing in his text the certain spreading of our 
holy religion in the vast country just then opening itself to the Christian 
settler. He preached from Luke 1, 33, "And of His kingdom there shall be 
no end." 

He was a man of strong nerve, morally and physically courageous, the 
friend of good order, virtue and religion, so that he ever, during his long 
life, won the entire confidence and esteem of all, whether in the sacred 
ministry, or as a public servant in his country's cause, or as a private citizen. 

First Sermon at the West. — The first sermon preached to the white 
people in the Northwestern Territor}', was by Rev. Daniel Breck, on the 
20th of July, 1788, in the block-house at Marietta. Now, (1852,) not less 
than 600 Presbyterians and Congregational ministers hold forth the word 
of life to 700 congregations in Ohio alone. 

708. VI. Abigail (Breck) Spear, of Hartland, Vt. — 
The following obituary notice is from the current press : 

Mrs. Abigail, wife of J. W. Spear, exchanged her home in Hartland, Vt., 
for the glorified home of the Christian, September 1 9th, 1S72, aged 76 years. 

Sister Spear was a daughter of the Rev. Daniel Breck, the first minister 
ever settled in the town of Hartland. She was converted some forty 3'ears 
ago, and connected herself with the M. E. Church in Hartland, of which 
she was a useful member. Her life was an example of piety. She was a 
kind and loving wife, and a magnanimous Christian, ever ready to deny 
herself for the good of others. We rarely meet with so consistent a 
Christian as was Sister Spear. After a severe and painful illness of nearly 
three weeks, she seemed almost impatient to depart and be with Jesus; and 
as she neared the other shore, she wished those standing by to give her love 
to all her friends and accpaaintances, and to tell them that she loved Jesus, 
and that she wished them to meet her in Heaven. God has seen fit to call 
home one of his bright jewels. She died, as die the righteous, in great 
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815. VIII. HarrietteM.Beebe. — The following is from 
the current press of Springfield, Mass., in May, 1886, refer- 
ring to a loan exhibition just concluded : 

The two rooms in the "visitors' gallery " devoted to West Springfield 
are filled with valuable mementoes. Miss Harriet M. Beebe has contributed 
a candle stand, dated 1660, which belonged to Charles Chauncey, the 
second president of Harvard ; a small book, dated 1694, with the signature 
of William P. Cowper, Esq., clerk of Parliament," and in the same hand, 
" En dono Montegu Bacon." The book is entitled, " Traite du Sublime ou 
du Merveilleux," and is printed in Greek and French on alternate pages. 
Ver} r beautiful is the signature of John Hancock which adorns the commis- 
sion of Samuel Mathews as justice of the peace for seven } r ears It is dated 
September 18th, 1780, and is also signed by John Avery, junior secretar}', 
and makes the condition that Mr. Mathews shall behave himself through- 
out his term of office. Robert Breck, the minister of the town, also signs 
as a witness. He was the fourth pastor of the First Church in this city, 
and Miss Beebe, one of his descendants, has brought many memorials of 
him. Here is his boot-jack, 1736, and smoking tongs, 1784, a china cup 
and saucer belonging to his second wife, 1770, and an old cow-bell, 1764. 
An old book, 1685, belonging to his father, was given to Governor Brad- 
street by King James II., and is entitled, ''Copies of informations, etc.. 
Relating to the Horrid Conspiracy Against the Late King." It is said 
formerly to have had the king's autograph on the fly leaf, which has 
been stolen. Several relics of the Count d' Estaing, the vessel which was 
lost in 1779, and recovered in 1859, find place in Miss Beebe's collection, 
and four silver spoons and a butter-knife which belonged to the Duke of 
Buckingham, and have his crest on the handles. 

830. Patience (Dunton) Breck.— The following is an 
extract from the current press of Boston : 

Another Lady of the Old School.— -In the state of Maine resides the 
venerable mother of our much esteemed citizen, Hon. Joseph Breck. She is 
in the 91st year of her age. From her early youth to the present time she 
has been remarkable for her industrious habits, her social and moral 
qualities, and for a refinement of taste, which developed itself in the love 
and cultivation of flowers. Perhaps there was no little school-girl in the 
village of Medfield, Mass., where she formerly resided, who had not received 
some choice flower or plant from her garden. 

Within the last five }'ears she has, without the aid of spectacles or pat- 
terns, embroidered many beautiful articles of worsted work, which she has 
distributed among her friends, who will long value them, not only as 
memorials of kind regard from their aged friend, but as elegant specimens 
of needlework. Her correspondents love to speak of her fair, legible pen- 
manship, her promptness in replying to their letters, and her friends from 



212 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Massachusetts still visit her with increasing interest and pleasure. She has 
long lived in the constant expectation of being summoned away from earth, 
and the language of her heart has been, " I know that my Redeemer liveth." 

890. VI. James Breck, of Rochester, N. Y.— The fol- 
lowing sketch is by a near kinsman : 

The subject of this sketch was born at Boston, Mass., 1780, and died at 
Rochester, N. Y., in 1871, in the 92d year of his age. Boston was also the 
birthplace of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Tracing his 
lineage back in a direct line to Edward Breck, who came from England and 
settled at Dorchester in 1635, he could well say that "the race comes from 
the true Puritanical New England blood." 

While living on the farm, Mr. Breck enjoyed such educational advantages 
only as the common school in winter could afford. In 1804, he removed to 
Croydon, a few miles distant, and in the same state. Here he was engaged 
in successful mercantile pursuits till 1816, when he left for the adjoining 
town of Newport, where he remained in the same business twenty-four 
years, or until his removal to Rochester, N.Y., in 18-10. During his residence 
in Newport, it is but just to say, that no one stood higher as a merchant 
and citizen, or was more conspicuous for enterprise and public spirit. For 
the last twenty years of his life at Rochester he lived in comparative retire- 
ment, but with the "latch-string" of hospitality always out, to welcome 
home children from different parts of the country and numerous relations 
by blood and marriage. 

During his entire mercantile career of nearly half a century Mr. Breck 
never met with failure, and no note of his ever went to protest. His" bond " 
was always good, and his word equally so. Nor was his steady application 
to the work before him more conspicuous than was his unimpeachable 
veracity, his high sense of honor, his generous consideration for all in 
trouble or distress, and his unassailed integrity. His foresight and practical 
prudence in all the affairs of life were remarkable. He was a stranger to 
all forms of speculation, and followed the " straight and narrow way " of 
a safe, legitimate business, his reason being "to keep what you have, and 
to get what more you honestly can." 

With a family of eleven children, he was generous and just to them all. 
In politics, he belonged in his younger days to the Federal party. During 
the existence of the Whig party he was its stanch and zealous supporter. 
Destitute of the arts of the mere politician, he was nevertheless very decided 
in his political opinions, and never hesitated to express them. He was 
called to many places of honor and trust both in Croydon and Newport, 
serving in the capacity of a selectman, and also as a representative in the 
legislature of the state a number of years from each of these towns. 

In person he was tall, erect, large and fine looking, and his manners a 
t\-pe of the old school. In his habits he was regular and temperate in 
.all things, save perhaps one — as a snuff-taker he had few equals and no 



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superiors ? He used the genuine " Maccabcry," and not to refer to the large 
red silk handkerchief which he alwa} r s carried, and the "pinch" in his 
fingers, would be almost a fatal omission. Perhaps this habit was a family 
characteristic, as his brothers 'William and Henry indulged in the same, 
though to a far less degree, and yet, not one of his descendants has imitated 
his example. Among the gifts received at his golden wedding in 1S61, was 
a pair of gold napkin rings from a son in California, and a gold snuff-box 
from a son in China, and while both parents could ecpjally appropriate the 
value of the former, one alone could adequately estimate the worth of the 
latter. 

Few of the name ever reached a more advanced age. He was ill but a 
few da3 r s, and retained his mental faculties to the last, expiring without a 
struggle, and leaving to his children what his own unstudied words, quoted 
in another place, so well express of his revered father before him, "that 
rich inheritance, an unspotted character, with a conscience unsullied, and 
resting in hope for another world." 

940. VI. Samuel Breck of Philadelphia.— The follow- 
ing is taken from a memoir, by J. Francis Fisher, President 
of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the 
Blind, an office long filled by Mr. Breck : 

Samuel Breck was born in Boston, Mass., 17th July, 1771. His father 
of the same name was a merchant of high standing and good fortune ; his 
mother, Hannah Andrews, of a family which has proved its eminent social 
position to the present time. 

*******#♦_ 

He established himself for a short time in business in his native city, 
but when his father removed with all his family to Philadelphia, in August, 
1792, he determined to accompany him. Although he never lost hisinterest 
in the home of his ancestors, and kept up, by visits and hospitalities a 
most cordial intercourse with his kinsfolk and friends, his affections were 
entirely transferred to the home of his adoption, and for the seventy years 
of his residence, Philadelphia had no more devoted or useful citizen — more 
zealous in her service, more jealous of her honor. 

He resided six 3'ears in the cit}', engaged in mercantile pursuits, inter- 
rupted for a short season in 1794 by the insurrection in Western Pennsyl- 
vania, when he went as corporal in one of the companies of McPherson's 
Blues, on that bloodless expedition. He has left only one survivor of that 
honorable corps. 

On Christmas eve of the year 1795 he married Miss Jean Ross, daughter 
of an eminent merchant of our city, with whom he lived for sixty-three 
years, years passed generally in great tranquility, though saddened by the 



214 BRECK GENEALOGY 

loss of an only daughter, just as she had reached womanhood, with every 
attraction and accomplishment which parental affection could desire. 

Soon after his marriage, he retired into the country, to a beautiful villa, 
which he had built on the banks of the Schuylkill, where he resided more 
than thirty 3 r ears, devoted to agriculture and gardening, but at intervals 
cultivating the sciences and the arts of music and painting, for which a 
taste early inspired seems never to have worn out. 

In his neighborhood he was constantly engaged in every good and 
■charitable work, in all matters of public service and improvement, giving 
his time, his money, and his influence. Thus he took an active part in the 
erection of the two bridges over the Schuylkill, and in the establishment 
of the church at Mantua. He was a constant attendant at the meetings of 
the Agricultural Society, co-operating with his neighbor and friend, the 
learned and witty Judge Peters, of whom he wrote an interesting biograph- 
ical notice, delivered before the Agricultural Society in 1828, which is in 
print. He was an ardent politician of the old Federal school, but always 
ready to do justice to his opponents, and ever discountenancing what he 
regarded as factious opposition. He was the author of many articles in 
the newspapers, and constantly attended the local political meetings before 
they became utterly perverted. 

In 1817, he was elected to the State Senate of Pennsylvania, where he 
remained four years, during which timehedevoted himself to the foundation 
of our system of internal improvements, preparing with great care a 
voluminous report, with maps. In this work he had the important co- 
operation of Dr. William Lehman, a member of the House, to whose exertions 
at that time, and subsequently, our commonwealth in great measure owed 
the successful completion of her canals. These merits were fully admitted 
in a memoir of Dr. Lehman read before the directors of the Athenaeum, in 
1847, by Mr. Breck. 

********** 

It was, indeed, a happy time, marked by general good-fellowship among 
•some of the most eminent men that our nation ever possessed. In these 
halcyon days our country was visited by its chivalrous friend and defender, 
Lafayette, and Mr. Breck had the happiness of joining in the act of justice 
and gratitude by which his great services were repaid, and afterwards 
extending his private hospitalities at his house on the Schuylkill to his 
father's friend and his own. 

********** 

He was a director in several of our canal companies, and being appointed 
by the Governor of Pennsylvania, in 1837, on a commission to visit and 
report on the works of the upper division of the Lehigh, he performed the 
duties assigned him in the following summer. 

He was one of the founders of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, 
and having been consulted as to its organization b}' his friend Mr. Conde 



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Raguet, to whom he gives the credit of the first suggestion of this most 

valuable institution, was one of the original board of managers. He 

resigned in March, 1819, after assisting in carrying it through the first 

monetary panic, which, like many subsequent ones, only confirmed the 

wisdom and integrity of its management and the security of its depositors. 

As a director of one of our banks, which afterwards was involved in 

difficulties from too great confidence in its cashier, he early perceived and 

protested against the dangers of its course, and resigned, and here, as in 

ever\ r other case, evinced his independence and his high sense of public and 

private honor. 

* * * * * # * * * * 

He constantly presided at public meetings fjr objects which called forth 
the interest of oiifl- fellow-citizens in national affairs, and generally addressed 
them in speeches remarkable for brevity, sense and good taste. Amongst 
other such occasions may be mentioned the great dinner given to Daniel 
Webster by the merchants and citizens of Philadelphia in 184-6. 

The last occassion of the sort was on the 28th day of Februar}-, 1851, 
when he was in his 80th year. He then took the chair at a very large 
meeting of the Whig citizens, held in the upper saloon of the Chinese 
Museum, to express their approbation of the compromise measures passed 
at the last session of Congress, and to urge upon the Legislature of 
Pennsylvania the repeal of the obnoxious features of the Act of Assembly, 
passed March 3d, 1847, relative to fugitive slaves. His feeble voice was 
animated by the patriotism which he breathed in all he uttered ; but, alas, 
like the warnings of these great statesmen, his juniors by many years, 
with whom he had been associated in Congress, but who preceded him to 
the tomb, it was lifted in vain. 

As the most distinguished among the descendants of the Pilgrims resident 
in the city of Penn, he was elected president of the local society of the Sons 
of New England, and at its first annual celebration in December, 1844, 
delivered a very interesting discourse. He presided at several succeeding 
anniversaries, and added much to the pleasure of the meetings by the part 
he took in them. 

As a member of the Historical Society, he was actively engaged in the 
successful effort, made in 1840, to renew the society, then threatened with 
extinction. He took an active part in their proceedings, and read at one of 
the meetings a memoir of Whitfield and his times. I must refer to the 
interesting memoir of Mr. Breck, recently read before the Historical Society 
by its distinguished president, the Hon. Joseph R. Ingersoll, for other 
particulars on this head, and I would acknowledge my indebtedness to that 
memoir for various facts only repeated here that they ma}' not seem to 
have been overlooked in a sketch intended to be as brief as consistent with 
completeness. 

He was elected in April, 1838, a member of the American Philosophical 
Society, and his general taste for scientific research gave him an interest in 



216 BRECK GENEALOGY 

all its transactions. He read several papers at its meetings, especially one 
on "The Paper Currency of the Revolution," which was presented at the 
centennial celebration of that Society in 1843, and afterwards printed. 

Though not one of the founders of the Philadelphia Athenaeum, he was 
one of its largest benefactors. He presented to the library of that institu- 
tion in 1S29 a valuable collection of books to the number of nine hundred, 
afterwards increased at his death by the becpiest of the largest part of his 
private library, thereby increasing the gift to upwards of two thousand 
volumes. He was elected president of the Athenaeum in 1845, and was most 
punctual in his attendance at the meetings of the board till hisfailing health 
induced him to tender his resignation in 1855. This the directors induced 
him to withdraw, wishing to retain the honor of his name at the head of 
their board. About the same time, the directors, at their own expense, had 
placed in one of their halls a fine medallion bust in bronze of their president 
in a richly carved frame of oak, a silent compliment, which was most 
sensibly felt and courteously acknowledged. Besides the memoir of Dr. 
Lehman, read to the board, before referred to, Mr. Breck also delivered an 
address on laying a corner-stone of the new hall, on the 1st of November, 
1845, which is in print. 

Various other literary institutions were the objects of his interest and 
liberality. In March, 1843, he made a present to the Mercantile Library 
of ninety-two volumes. To the library of the American Philosophical 
Society he gave forty bound volumes of valuable pamphlets, and to the 
Philadelphia Library he presented a large collection of autograph letters 
from distinguished revolutionary characters and foreigners, which he had 
selected from the papers of his own father, Mr. Ross, his father-in-law, and 
his own correspondence. 

He was a sincere and ardent member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 
He was one of the founders of St. Luke's Church, a vestryman, and a devoted 
friend of its various pastors. He represented this church, and the little 
chapel at Mantua, in several conventions, and was always ready to give 
to the various societies and charities connected with the church both time 
and money, of which, with a very limited income, he seemed always to have 
enotigh for every good object. 

In his private life, we may find an equally good example. Kind, cheerful, 
friendly, hospitable, he was always surrounded by friends and his numerous 
relations, to whom he endeared himself by every affectionate attention, 
never forgetting those little tokens of kind remembrance which are more 
acceptable than expensive gifts. At his death, many of his friends were 
astonished at the moderate estate to be divided among his kinsfolk and 
various charitable objects, but it was found he had turned almost all his 
estate into annuities, that he might distribute it during his life, and share 
the happiness of others in his own beneficence. 

Full of sympathy for all, he seemed to be the intimate friend of all good 
men, and when honors were to be paid to the living or the dead, he was 



APPENDIX 217 

generally selected as the representative of his fellow-citizens in their demon- 
strations of respect or grief. 

Interested in all public matters, warm in his political opinions, but 
always insisting on an honorable course, and always liberal and just to- 
his opponents, he may be said never to have made an enemy, and never to 
have lost a friend. 

With a taste for music and the fine arts not too fastidious to find pleasure 
in moderate merit, he practiced music and painting, even in old age, to his 
own satisfaction, and was a kindly critic at every exhibition. He was a 
constant reader, and secured his acquisition by notes which form a large 
part of his diaries. He made some progress in the natural sciences, espec- 
ially mineralogy, in which department he amassed a considerable collection. 
of specimens, afterwards presented to Burlington College. He had a. 
great facility' in versifying, which was turned to account in many a pretty 
compliment to his female friends, and we have still preserved several neat 
translations b}' him from the best French poets. At one time he was a 
frequent contributor to our journals and magazines, especially the Port- 
folio, when edited by the accomplished Denny. 

Thus, in his protracted and childless old age, he was not desolate, for he 
found in his elegant tastes, as well as his benevolent pursuits, the most 
cheering occupation. From gloomy misanthropy, indeed, his religion would 
have secured him, for he was a most sincere and humble Christian, of which 
we have evidence in his diaries, where every opening year and every anni- 
versan r of his birth and marriage was an occasion to record his grateful 
thanks for the mercies o r Heaven, and on every recurrence of the Lord's 
da}', we find that the services of the church were onl\- a small part of his 
devotional occupations, and the words of Scripture and the teachings of 
the preacher were never dismissed without solemn meditation and often 

extended comment. 

********* * 

At the annual meeting of thecontributors to the Pennsjdvania Institution 
for the Instruction of the Blind, in March, 1843, he was elected one of the 
vice-presidents, and on the 4th of March, 1850, he was called upon to fill 
the place of president, vacated by the resignation of Mr. Richards, which he 
occupied till the time of his death. 

And never did a board possess a presiding officer, or an institution of 
instruction ahead better fitted by character, temper and manners to perform 
all his duties. And to himself it was a constant source of happiness and 
pride, calling forth all the kindest sentiments of his nature, gratifying his 
heart by its results, occupying, without fatiguing, his mind. Denied the 
happiness of paternal affections, these helpless 3 7 et cheerful children elicited 
all the tenderness of his nature. He was delighted to call them his blind 
children, and he remarked to the principal that he enjoyed more happiness, 
since he was seventy years old than at any part of his previous life, I 
quote from a note of Mr. Chapin's to myself: "Mr. Breck's personal 



218 BRECK GENEALOGY 

interest in the happiness of the pupils was remarkable. No one ever made 

a request that he did not attend to, or bring a grievance that he did not 

remove if possible. He gave time and attention promptly to such cases. 

His love for the pupils thus constantly manifested, attached them to him 

as a father. 

* # ******** 

" Soon after the attack on Fort Sumter, he was at a concert of the pupils 
of the institution, and occupied a seat on the platform. He here availed 
himself of an opportunity, as he had clone on former occasions, to manifest 
his deep interest in the events that have been crowded into the months 
elapsed since the opening of the Southern Rebellion. At the close of the 
concert, a call was made for the " Star Spangled Banner, and it was sung 
with great spirit. At the last chorus Mr. Breck sprang up in view of the 
audience, and waving his hat over his head, called for three cheers for ' the 
Union and the Constitution, one and indivisible!' adding, 'I was a man 
■when they were formed, and God forbid that I should live to witness their 
downfall!'" 

Mr. Breck was not a person of extraordinary talents, of profound acquire- 
ments, of restless energy or lofty ambition, but he has shown that these 
are not needed to fulfil the duties of a citizen in their highest acceptation. 
He was born and bred at a happy period for the development of the noblest 
traits of character. He hadaround him in intimate association, the highest 
examples of virtue and patriotism. He had received that superior education 
which prepared him for better occupations than those which lead to wealth, 
and inspired those fine qualities and elegant tastes which may, perhaps, be 
most successfully cidtivated by the possessor of modest means. He had a 
heart which taught him, to diffuse happiness around him, was the surest 
way to enjoy it himself, and that this could be best done by a multitude of 
kind offices to his friends and dependents. He placed the good of others as 
his constant aim, and there were few who more entirely succeeded in gaining 
the love and respect of all his his fellow-citizens. 

Mr. Breck is often cited as a gentleman of the old school, but he had none 
of the pedantic pomposity, the usual t\ r pe of that class, so often mistaken 
for dignity. He was not given to flourishing salutations or studied compli- 
ments. Neither was his courteousness like that said to be inspired by kissing 
a celebrated stone in the Emerald Isle, nor 3'et akin to the cajolery of 
Autobycus, or of the Yankee clock-maker, who has given an American name 
to interested flattery. He had been educated in France, but was not an 
adapt in the commerce of compliment, theglisteningfroth which feeds social 
vanity for a moment, but is as unsubstantial as the breath on which it 
floats. His was the real courtesy of a benevolent heart, distinguished by 
urbanity in conversation. Not to speak of the kind attention called forth 
in sickness or distress, he seemed to know by instinct when a token of 
remembrance would be most gratifying. Had he listened to or read a 
literary production, he hastened to write or tell the author how much 




APPENDIX 219 

pleasure it had given him. Was a friend about to leave the country, he 
carried with him a letter expressive of kind wishes, and received his congrat- 
ulations on his return. If a visit which he thought due was prevented, a 
note with compliments and excuses was sure to represent him ; and I 
presume there is hardly one among his acquaintances who has not in his 
portfolio some such memento. Among his survivors there are still those 
who miss the customary token of remembrance on occasion of a birthday, 
which he never forgot, or dear old merry Christmas, when a flower, a little 
drawing, or some verses from his hand, would give the most gratifying 
proof of friendship. And thus it was to the end. 

The following is taken from aletter of Hon. Samuel Breck, 

of Philadelphia, to Edward Cruft, [167], of Boston, under 

date of 17th Dec., 1817: 

"I was educated in France at the Royal and Military College of Loureze, 
in the province of Languedoc. I spent more than four years there, and 
returned to the United States in 17S7,in company with the celebrated Paul 
Jones, and landed in New York the June of that year. That great city was 
then a village, with eight or ten sea vessels only in the harbor, the wharves 
in a state of ruin, and the lower part of Broadway, from Trinity Church 
(church included) to the Battery was in the same situation in which a great 
conflagration had placed it six 3 r ears before, when the city was held by the 
British. The city at that date extended no further than St. Paul's Church, 
and contained only twenty thousand inhabitants, without commerce or 
capital. On reaching Boston early in July, 1787, I found the town in a 
most languid state as to trade, all the southern part in ashes owing to a 
large fire among the wooden houses, of which the town was then chiefly 
built. It was to relieve the sufferers that Lafayette gave, through the 
agency of my father, three hundred guineas. I deposited Lafaj-ette's letter 
to him, on that occassion, very lately in the Philadelphia Library. In 1792, 
my father was driven, as it were, by most heavy and unequal taxation, and 
settled in Philadelphia. I followed him. I have partaken here pretty 
largely of the favor of the people, having represented them two years in 
Congress, six in the state senate, and two in the city councils. * 
I had only one child, a daughter, who died at 21 years of age. She was 
handsome, graceful and accomplished. I am now living with the wife of 
my youth, whom I married fifty-two years ago the 24th of this month. 
She, as well as the writer, is in good health." 

The following is taken from a letter of Hon. Samuel Breck, 

of Philadelphia, to Samuel Breck, [1650], of Bridgewater, 

under date of 1st March, 1851 : 

"During the seige of Boston by Washington, in 1775, my father came 
with his family temporarily to Philadelphia, and on our return spent the 



220 BRECK GENEALOGY 

winter at Taunton, where I saw the celebration on the 5th of November of 
the burning of the pope and the devil, as was usual in N. England at the 
anniversary of the gunpowder-plot. I was then between 4 and 5 3'ears 
old, and remember distinctly the topography of the green, and the car in 
which was seated his holiness, with satan at his feet." 

958. VIII. Lloyd Aspinwall. — The following is collected 
from the current press : 

Gen. Lloyd Aspinwall, of this city, who has been in Bristol, R. I., with 
hisfamil} r ,in apparent good health, was stricken with apoplexy at 8 o'clock 
on the morning of September 4th, 1886, and died at noon. 

He was born in this city fifty-six years ago, his father being William H. 
Aspinwall, a member of the famous firm of Howland, Aspinwall & Co. He 
was educated in this city, and entered his father's office, of which at a very 
early age, he assumed the management. 

Gen. Aspinwall succeeded his father in the firm of Howland & Aspinwall, 
who were the pioneers in quick transportation across Panama. The town 
of Aspinwall, on the isthmus, derived its name from the original firm. At 
the time the firm was in full glory, during the years of California excitement, 
Gen. Aspinwall was a boy. He reached manhood with the example of his 
elders to guide him, and entered business full of enthusiasm and business 
energy. He had only fairly started upon a business career when the war 
began. Before that he had trained for eight 3'ears with the state troops, 
rising from the ranks to the staff in the Fourth Artillery. He responded at 
once to the call for troops in 1861, and was active in the organization of 
the Twenty-second Regiment. His service in the field began as Lieutenant- 
Colonel of that regiment. He commanded it during its term of enlistment. 
Afterwards he had a varied service. He had charge of the purchase and 
equipment of vessels that composed the expedition to New-Berne, and was 
president of a board of officers to revise army regulations. He was aide to 
Gen. Burnside at the battle before Fredericksburg, and was dispatched to 
give to President Lincoln the first report of that great engagement. 

After the war he returned to business, but could not divest himself of 
military associations. He was elected Brigadier-General of the Fourth 
Brigade of the National Guard, and, as senior officer, had command of the 
First Division. At the same time he was President of the State Military 
Association, and was active in establishing the rifle ranges, which have 
since been incorporated into the military system. He was one of the 
founders of the Army and Navy Club, and became its president in 1877. 
In 1880 Gov. Cornell appointed him engineer-in-chief on his military staff, 
a position that he held through Gov. Cornell's incumbency. Since then 
Gen. Aspinwall, while still retaining his genial manners and the warm 
attachment of the National Guard and a wide circle of friends, has slowly 
been withdrawing into his business and has led a quiet life. He was a 



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stanch Republican, but rareby active in politics. Some of his friends in 1880 
urged him to become a candidate for mayor of the cit3 r . He considered the 
matter, but decided not to seek the nomination. 

His son, Major Lloyd Aspinwall, was inspector of rifle practice on the 
staff of Gen. W. G. Ward, First Brigade, at the time of its recent reorgani- 
zation. 

Gen. Aspinwall was Vice-Commander of George Washington Post, No. 
103, G. A. R., and was a member of the Union League, Union and Century 
clubs. 

He married Miss DeWolfe, of Bristol, and was at thehouse of her brother, 
Mr. B. DeWolfe, when he died. 

Gen. McMahon, President of the Society of the Army of the Potomac 
and Commander of George Washington Post, and a detail of four comrades 
•of Babbit Post, of Bristol, accompanied the body to New York. The funeral 
was held from St. Mark's Church, New York. 

998. John Lloyd Aspinwall. — The following is taken 
from the volume enitled, "Religion in Action " ; 

From a sermon preached in Grace Church, New York, May 18th, 1873, 
by Rev. Henry C. Potter, D.D., Rector: 

" Mr. JohnL. Aspinwall was one who, through wealth and social position 
and rare personal endowments combined to tempt him to a selfish life, or a 
pleasure-seeking one, was at once unselfish and unspoiled. Living from 
deliberate choice, a life of unostentatious retirement, he 3 T et made his home 
the center of kindly and beneficent influences which radiated far and wide. 
The treasurer of a young and struggling college, his hospitable roof never 
ceases to welcome its undergraduates, and his generous hand to sustain 
and befriend them. There is more than one clergyman of the church who 
owes his literary and theological education largely, if not entirely to Mr. 
Aspinwall's generous bounty, a bounty which was nevertheless so delicately 
and unobtrusively dispensed, that it never once advertised the giver, nor 
shamed or humbled the recipient. The facult}' of that struggling college, 
who followed him the other day to and fro through yonder aisle, and its 
alumni as well, could reveal a record of good deeds as untiring as they 
were benignant. Nay, not onby they, but others in humbler walks, the very 
poor and solitary and unbefriended throughout the whole neighborhood, 
which was made better by his living in it, bear witness to-day to the benefi- 
cence of one who literally "cared for" (as the Greek runs) the widow and 
the orphan. 

" There are some men whose generous impulses are only indulged in 
posthumous bequests; who, in other words, finding it easier to contemplate 
the surrender of their substance to the cause of charity or the service of 
Christ, when thej r themselves can no longer control it in any sense, undertake 
to compensate for a lifetime of stinted bounty by post-mortem liberality in 



222 BRECK GENEALOGY 

their wills. But Mr. Aspinwall had long recognized the truth of Sir Isaac 
Newton's declaration that 'what a man gives away after death is no 
longer his to give away,' and so laid the foundations of lasting charit3 r in 
his own household by being his own charitable executor, and inculcating 
both by precept and example, the authority of the Scriptural precept to do 
good unto all men ' while we have the opportunity.' 

" And all this kindliness of nature and wisdom of philanthropic activity 
was crowned by a stainless purity and integrity, on which ' suspicion's self 
could never cast a doubt.' Some one once, speaking to me of Mr. Aspinwall, 
said, ' our friend is a man pre-eminently qualified to enjoy life.' I think he 
did enjoy it ; but he enjoyed it by keeping himself pure from the grasp of its 
greed, and clean from the taint of its vices. Of a singularly sweet and 
sunny temperament, combining the rarest charm, the breadth and force of 
manhood with the freshness and pla3'fulness of youth, he attracted men 
of all views, and enjoyed in a singular measure the friendship, and still 
more, the respect, of those who, while they did not themselves occupy a 
Christian discipleship, yet honored him for the openness and consistency 
which adorned that discipleship in him. He was conspicuously one who 
had learned how to live in the world, and yet to keep himself unspotted 
from it. 

" I have never been in any doubt as to the secret of that achievement. 
Mr. Aspinwall was a man of simple, direct, unshaken Christian faith. He 
had gone to the Master as his personal Savior, and he loved Him with a 
child-like simplicity and a manly loyalty. He was not ashamed of his 
religion. He spoke of it and wrote about it (as more than one of them 
within the sound of my voice can testify) to his personal friends. And so 
his Masterwas not ashamed of him. He made his life to be aliving epistle, 
and the gentle beauty of its decline to be like the luminous radiance of some 
golden sunset." 

From addresses at the commencement at St. Stephen's 
College (Episcopal), Annandale, Dutchess County, N. Y., 
June, 1873: 

Mr. John V. L. Pruyn, president of the trustees, said: 

********** 

" From the first movement to give form and life to the college, until his 
death, he was its warm and earnest friend. He not only gave the institution 
the benefit of his counsels and his time, but he was its constant, its liberal 
benefactor. For several years he acted as its treasurer, an office which at 
times involved much care and attention to detail, and the requisitions on 
which, he uniformly met, liberally advancing from his own means for the 
not infrequent deficiencies in the college exchequer. The warden and faculty 
must, I am sure, feel how often his liberality relieved their anxieties. His 
generous hospitality to the trustees, to the officers, and to all connected 
with the college, is known to all who are acquainted with its history, and 



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the very ample arrangements of his liberally appointed home were often 
shared by many whom he only knew as friends of St. Stephen's. 

" It does not become me, even did time allow it, to speak of Mr. Aspinwall 
in his other relations in life. That has already been well and fittingly done 
b}- another. Only a word to testify to the attractive and generous traits 
of his character, to his constant ministrations to the poor, to his conserva- 
tive Protestant Churchmanship, and his devotion to duty in whatever 
work Providence placed before him. My acquaintance with him commenced 
with the history of the college, and was thoroughly cordial, I hope I may 
say, on both sides. When I had known him for a year or two, I felt as 
though he had been my friend from boyhood. He carried the brightness 
and the elasticity of youth into maturer years to an extent rarely met with. 
The regularity of his life, the equanimity of his temper, his systematic 
habits of out-door exercise, and the strength of his constitution, gave 
promise of many more years of vigorous and useful manhood. But all 
availed nothing. He was called to his home. It may well be said of our 
departed friend, that amid all the cares and responsibilities by which he 
was surrounded, he was at all times the Christian gentleman, and that by 
his life and his faith he was prepared for his latter end. Let us all thank 
God for his good example, and pray Heaven to raise up many friends for 
this college such as he was." 

The Bishop of New York said : 

********** 

"But, friends and brethren it was necessary to know him intimately 
to know all his worth, and all the charm of his life and character. Under 
an exterior that was singularly bright and manly, there was a warmth of 
religious feeling found in union with tender human sympathies which won 
upon the hearts of all who came near enough to see him as he was. Very 
many years ago he passed the winter in the south of France. In the same 
town there chanced to be a young parishonerof mine whose life was slowly 
wearing away from a depressing and hopeless malady. In a strange 
country, it was a sad condition to be in, even though cheered, as he was, 
with the presence of a tender and devoted wife. Mr. Aspinwall heard of 
him, and called to see him ; and then ensued a series of visits and ministra- 
tions, so full of love and consolation, that the sick man came to long for 
his daily return, and showed by many expressions and many tokens that 
those loving words, those prayers and readings of HoW Scripture, had not 
been brought to him in vain. From one instance learn the sweetness and 
elevation of his character." 

1020. VI. Daniel Breck, of Richmond, Kentucky — 
The following is taken from " Collins' History of Kentucky " : 

Judge Daniel Breck was born in Topsfield, Mass., February 12th, 1788^ 
and died at Richmond, Ky., February 4th, 1871, aged 83. His father, Rev. 



224 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Danitl Breck, was a chaplain in the War of the Revolution, and as such 
was with Montgomery and Arnold in the assault upon Quebec, and wintered 
with the army in Canada; was afterwards pastor first in Massachusetts, 
then in Vermont, and lived to be nearly 100 years of age. The son, after 
many struggles in obtaining an education, alternately teaching and attend- 
ing school, graduated in 1812 at Dartmouth College, and out of a large 
and brilliant class was selected to deliver the philosophical oration. He 
■came to Richmond, Ky., December, 1814, and began the practice of law, 
rapidly achieving success and fame as one of the ablest law3 r ers in the 
state; was chosen a representative in the Kentucky Legislature in 1824, 
'25, '26, '27 and '34, during which he originated the system of internal 
improvements, the Northern Bank, and other important measures; was 
appointed to the court of appeals bench, April 7th, 1843, retiring in 1849 
to run for Congress, where he served two years, 1849-51, the intimate 
friend and counselor there, in the memorable struggle over the Compromise 
Measures, and through life, of Henry Clay and John J. Crittenden, and 
enjo3'ing also the confidence and highest regard of Daniel Webster. He is 
pronounced by the profession one of the profoundest and most learned of 
the court of appeals bench. His death was noticed in a special message to 
the legislature, of marked appropriateness and discrimination, by Gov. 
Stevenson, — his last act before retiring from the gubernatorial chair, — and 
in elocpjent addresses in the Kentucky senate and house of representatives. 
In private life he was eminently active and useful. He was exempted from 
the infirmities of age. His history at length would be a history of Madison 
County, from his intimate connection with its courts, its schools, its banks, 
its roads, its politics, and every other interest. He had singular self-reliance, 
balance, evenness of temper, and tenacity of purpose. In learning and 
mental discipline he was equaled by few of the public men of his day; in 
great practical wisdom and almost unerring judgment, surpassed by none. 
He was a firm believer in the Christian religion, and died established in its 
hopes. He was married in 1819 to Miss Jane B. Todd, a daughter of Gen. 
Levi Todd, of Faj'ette County, one of the early pioneers of Kentucky, and 
vone of the founders of Lexington in 1779. 

The following is taken from "Allen's History of Kentucky" : 

Daniel Breck. — The first public position ever held by him in this state 
-was that of judge of a county court. In 1824 he was elected to the state 
legislature, and served in that bod}' five 3'ears by re-election. From 1835 
to 1843 he was presidentof theRichmond Branchof the Bank of Kentucky. 
In 1840 he was a presidential elector, and in 1843 was appointed judge of 
the court of appeals. He was a representative in Congress from 1849 to 
1851, and was on the committee of manufacture. The degree of LL.D. 
was conferred on him by the Transj'lvania University in 1843. He attained 
the title of colonel in the militia service. After the expiration of his term 
in Congress he resumed the office of president of the Richmond Bank. 



APPENDIX 225 

The following is from the current press : 

Death of a Prominent Kentuckian. — The death of Judge Daniel Breck, 
of Richmond, Ky., has been the occasion of a special message from the 
governor to the legislature of that state; a tribute to departed worth the 
more impressive that it is paid to a political opponent. We copy the mes- 
sage referred to below, as Judge Breck is widely known in this state, where 
his sons have held, or now hold, prominent positions of public trust : 

" Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives: — 

''The last act of my administration is saddened by the unwelcome news 
which it officially communicates to the general assembly, that another old 
and honored citizen of this commonwealth has passed away ; Judge Daniel 
Breck is no more. He died at his residence in Richmond, on the 4th inst., 
at a quarter past 8 o'clock, full of years and full of honor. He died with 
the simplicity in which he had lived, hiss trong intellect undimmed by the 
snows of more than four-score winters. 

"Judge Breck has, for the last half century, played too conspicuous a 
part in the history of Kentucky to require a word of commendation from 
me. His life, character and public service are his highest eulogium. Born 
in the state of Massachusetts, he came as a youthful adventurer to 
Kentucky fifty-seven years ago, and soon thereafter settled in the county 
of Madison, where he has ever since lived, and where he now sleeps. He 
was the architect of his fortune and his fame. On coming to the bar he soon 
acquired distinction, and practiced his profession with profit and success. 
As a member of the general assembl\ r , as a judge of the appellate court, 
and as a representative in the Congress of the United States, Daniel Breck 
guarded with fearless and inflexible integrity the honor and interests of 
Kentucky. 

"Judge Breck was eminently a practical man. He overvalued nothing that 
was common, and undervalued nothing that was useful. He was a man of 
strong will, fixed and determined in his convictions, warm in his affections, 
but consistent and unyielding in his political affinities. He was a zealous 
partisan, but a fearless, honest patriot, enjo3'ing to the highest degree, the 
confidence of his friends, and commanding at all times the respect of his 
opponents. His usefulness and success rested on the basis of a self-reliance 
which all who knew him appreciated and admired. Few men have been 
more useful or enjoyed to a larger degree the confidence of the people among 
whom he lived than Judge Breck. Born in the last century, he is another 
of our pure, patriotic and able men so rapidly passing away, and of whom 
so few now remain to their country. It is a privilege to honor their mem- 
ories. To perpetuate their virtues, their wisdom, their patriotism, their 
public services, not as testimonialstothedead,butas examplestotheliving. 

"J. W. Stevenson." 

18th March, 1871, the Legislature of Kentucky adopted 
resolutions in memory of Judge Daniel Breck, deceased. 



226 BRECK GENEALOGY 

1020. JaneBriggs (Todd) Breck. — The following is from 
the current press : 

The announcement has been made in the obituary column of this paper 
of the death of Mrs. Jane B. Breck in Richmond, Kentuck}', on the morning 
of May 30th. There wants not friends ready with offerings, but we who 
best knew her worth claim the privilege of making it the memorial it 
deserves. 

Precious to us are the testimonies of the numbers who with " her children 
arise up and call her blessed," but none are as prepared to estimate her 
character as we who saw it from within that circle made happy by her 
presence and her love. 

This beloved mother was born June 3d, 1795, and wanted, therefore, 
but four days to the completion of her 60th 3'ear. She was the daughter 
of Gen. Levi Todd, one of the most distinguished of the early settlers of 
Kentucky, and sister of Robert S. Todd and James C. Todd, deceased, of 
Lexington, of North Todd, deceased, Hon. David Todd and Samuel B. 
Todd of Missouri, and Dr. John Todd of Illinois. Of five sisters, three 
survive, her own departure completing the equal division of their large 
family. 

At the early age of four years she lost her mother, and seven years 
later was left to complete orphanage by the death of her father. In 1819 
she was married to her now afflicted husband, who after a union of nearly 
thirty-seven years is left to mourn the loss of her sympathies and counsels. 
A few years later, upon the organization of a Presbyterian Church in 
Richmond, she became one of its members, and as long as her health con- 
tinued, was most exemplary in her attendance upon all its services and in 
her active devotion to works of benevolence. In her religious life she 
exhibited her characteristic earnestness. Strong and clear in her convictions, 
firm and energetic, she was not turned aside by obstacles from the path of 
duty when once defined in her mind. 

She was an intelligent Christian, ardently attached to the fundamental 
truths of Christianity, judging herself severely, and entertaining hopes 
with caution, but resting with implicit faith upon the Atonement of our 
Divine Savior. 

In her social relations she was just, sincere and kind, in her friendships 
ardent and devoted, cleaving to those who loved her with a tenacity which 
no dangers or changes of fortune could affect. To the poor and the unfor- 
tunate she was always a friend. Her kindness and charities were dispensed 
without ostentation, and will be known only when those who have minis- 
tered to the disciples for the Master's sake shall receive their judgment and 
reward. 

In her family shewas best known and most loved, itslightand its center. 
To her husband she was a valued counsellor and a constant support, sharing 
with him all his trials, her heart beating in tenderest sympathy for him in 



APPENDIX 227 

their common bereavement sorrows. To her children — and with difficulty 
we trust ourself to speak of her in this relation — to them she was everything. 
She loved them with an unfailing, unvarying devotion. In their infancy 
and youth she was scrupulously faithful in teaching them the ways of truth, 
and honor, and religion. Firm in her requisitions of duty, she withheld no 
gratification consistent with their good. She taught them to pray, and 
often prayed with them alone. Memory, as now we write, makes its way 
back, through crowding and jostling events that press about it for notice, 
to those blissful days, the dear old home, and the hallowed chamber, where 
with the key turned upon herself, and as she poured out her earnest prayers 
for blessings upon our young life. And to the last her strength and energies 
were exerted in efforts for the happiness of her children. For several years 
preceding her departure she labored under complicated disease of the heart 
and lungs, and convinced that that event would be sudden, she lived in 
constant expectation and readiness, as the passenger by the wayside 
awaiting the coach to come and take him on his journey. She waited for 
no parting hour; her counsels were all delivered, and her memorials to her 
children all distributed. And when at last she fell gently to sleep, and 
none knew the moment of departure, it was felt that her life and testimony 
were as complete as though friends had been permitted to gather around 
and listen to words spoken while death was implanting his solemn seal. 

She is gone from us, but her memory is embalmed with love and enshrined 
in our hearts; and we will follow her to her blessed abode; "There the 
wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest." R. L. B. 

1035. William C. McDowell. — The following is taken 
from an obituary pamphlet published at Hillsborough, Ohio, 
1867: 

The telegraph brings us intelligence that the Hon. W. C. McDowell, of 
Leavenworth, met his death in St. Louis, on the evening of July 16th. 
********** 

He emigrated to Kansas at an early day, where his eminent legal abilities 
immediately gave him a prominent position in the affairs of the territory. 
As a member of the Constitutional Convention upon the admission of 
Kansas as a state, and as judge of the district court, he acquitted himself 
with more than credit, and retired from the latter position after serving a 
full term, refusing a re-election, to the regret of the whole bar and legal 
fraternity of Kansas. 

Just in the prime of life possessing the confidence and esteem of his fellow- 
citizens, his adopted state can illy afford to lose him. His demise not only 
casts a gloom over his own household, but many friends all over the West, 
together with the companions of his youth and maturer years in Ohio, 
mourn with sincere regret his untimely death. 



228 BRECK GENEALOGY 

At a meeting of the Wyandotte bar, held in the city of 
Wyandotte, the following resolutions were adopted : 

1. That in the untimely death of Hon. W. C. McDowell, late Judge 
of the First Judicial District of Kansas, the bar has lost one of its most 
illustrious citizens, and society one of its most genial members. 

2. That the death of Judge McDowell is deeply and painfully felt by the 
bar of this county. As a judge, he was impartial and honorable; as an 
associate, kind, gentle and social ; as an attorney, faithful — blending in one 
harmonious whole, the j ust judge, the true gentleman, and the honest la wyer. 

The following is taken from the Leavenworth, Kansas, 
current press : 

It is our painful duty to announce the sudden and unexpected death of 
Judge Wra. C. McDowell, of Leavenworth, Kansas, son of our townsman 
Gen. J. J. McDowell, and a native of this place. His death was occasioned 
by falling from the top of an omnibus, in St. Louis, on Tuesday of last 
"week. A sudden lurch of the omnibus on the rough pavement of the street 
caused him to lose his balance and fall directly in front of the wheels, which 
passed over him, crushing his chest, and producing fatal injuries. He 
survived the terrible accident only a few minutes, and spoke but once before 
death released him from his sufferings. 

Judge McDowell was a gentleman of fine mental endowments, and of a 
genial and social disposition, which made him a favorite with all who knew 
him. He was admitted to the bar of this county when quite young, after- 
wards practiced in Cincinnati, and finally removed to Kansas, where he 
rapidly rose in his profession, and was elected district judge, which office 
he held for several years. After retiring from that position he resumed 
practice and was fast acquiring a competence, when, in the prime of life and 
usefulness, he was so suddenly called from earth. He was a little over 39 
years of age, and leaves a wife and four children to mourn the loss of an 
affectionate husband and father. 

His remains were brought to this place last Saturday evening, and on 
Sunday were interred in the new cemetery. The funeral services were held 
in the Presbyterian Church, from which, after an impressive and feeling 
discourse by Rev. Dr. Steele, a long train of afflicted relatives and sympa- 
thising friends of the deceased followed his body to its last resting place. 

It is no doubt a source of inexpressible comfort to the bereaved and 
sorrowing family to feel that though he for whom they mourn was called 
to die so unexpectedly and with so little time for preparation, yet they have 
a good reason to believe that he was ready for the great change from time 
to eternity. A few months ago, he made a public confession of religion and 
united himself with the Presbyterian Church in Leavenworth, of which he 
continued an active and consistent member. Alay his example teach us to 
be also ready, for " in such an hour as ye know not, the Son of Man cometh." 



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1050. VI. Samuel Breck, M. D. — The following is from 
the current press of Huntsville, Alabama : 

The many friends of Dr. Samuel Breck in this city and county will regret 
to learn that he died at Canton, Miss., on the 30th of May last. He was 
a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this city for a number 
of years, and a member of the vestry, and a resident of this county for more 
than the third of a century, and was held in high respect for his professional 
character, social virtue and 
Christian integrity. The fol- 
lowing tributes to him from 
friends in his new home in 
Canton, Miss., will be ap- 
preciated by his old friends 
here: 

" Dr. Samuel Breck, who 
has been a resident of Canton 
since the war, died suddenly 
of paralysis at the residence 
of his son-in-law, Mr. E. A. 
Ford. Dr. Breck, as a physi- 
cian, had, in his earlier and 
more active life, taken a high 
stand, and was an honor and 
an ornament to the profes- 
sion . He was an aged gentle- 
man, ripe in years and in 
honors. Having finished the 
work of a long and useful life, he has 'crossed over the river to rest.'" 

The accompanying picture is taken from a portrait 
painted when Dr. Breck was in middle age, and now in pos- 
session of his daughter. 

At a meeting of the physicians of Canton and vicinity, on 
the 31st of May, the following resolutions were unanimously 
adopted : 

Whereas, The all-wise God, in the dispensation of His providence has 
been pleased to remove from our midst our venerable friend and brother, 
Dr. Samuel Breck, and 

Whereas, Whilst on the theatre of active life, Dr. Breck was an ornament 
alike to his profession and to society ; and when disqualified by the infirm- 
ities of age for the activities of his profession, he still continued, by social 
virtues, to adorn the circle in which he moved, 




DR. SAMUEL BEECK, OF ALABAMA. 



230 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Resolved, That the members of the profession tender the family their 
heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement. 

Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be furnished the family of the 
deceased. 

Resolved, That a copy of the above proceedings be published in the city 
papers. Wm. C. Reid, Chairman. 

K. C. Devine, Secretary. 

1051. VII. Percy Breck. — The following are collected 
from the current press : 

Died — In St. Louis, Mo., of Asiatic cholera, on the 4th inst., Perc\' Breck, 
in the 20th year of his age. 

The tenderest sympathies of the associates and late fellow-students of 
Percy Breck go out to his fond father and mother and loving sister, and 
theirgrief over his untimely taking away is shared bya wide circle of devoted 
friends. A short time ago he left home for St. Louis, to engage in business, 
entering a mercantile house in that city. His starting out for himself was 
full of promise, and he seemed well equipped for the battle of life. But four 
weeks after he arrived in St. Louis he was attacked by the epidemic which 
has laid so man}' low, and the end soon came. A eulogy from one even 
who has been his intimate associate in childhood, in boyhood, and in his 
student life, seems but faintly to express the esteem in which he was held. 
One found much in his character to admire and nothing to censure. His 
diligent application as a student, his close attention to ever}' duty, his 
vigorous grasp of the subjects to which his attention was directed, and 
the unusually wide range of knowledge to which he attained were charac- 
teristics. 

By his sprightliness and his strict decorum, both in language and deport- 
ment, he gained the admiration of his fellow-students and the esteem of 
his instructor. No youth was ever reared in a community more generally 
beloved than was he, and when he departed for St. Louis, it is believed he 
left not an enemy behind, but carried with him the warmest and best wishes 
of all who knew him. It is a consolation that the prayers of a Christian 
mother attended him from the cradle to the grave. His virtues are engraved 
on the tablets of many hearts, and his memory is embalmed in their affec- 
tions. 

" Light may the green sod rest upon his bosom." 

A few short weeks ago Perc}' Breck left the home of his childhood to seek 
his fortune in a distant city. Strong in health, a pure manhood, and the 
sympathy and support of loving relatives and warm friends, the bright 
prospects of a successful career and useful life were cut off suddenly and 
with a shock that falls heavily upon all whose ties with him it severs. He 
had a mind ennobled by nature and refined by culture; he could exercise a 
profound intensity of thought, uncommon with persons of his age ; he 



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possessed a remarkably retentive memory ; he had acquired an extensive 
learning, and gained a respectable familiarity with French, Spanish and 
German. The pure life which he led was marked by the influences of the 
Bible, illustrated and impressed on his mind from childhood hy a devoted 
Christian mother. Kind,, gentle and obliging in his disposition, courteous 
in manners, temperate and chaste in habits, even of temper, and handsome 
in person, he was a gentleman whom to know made one better. 

1290. VII. Joseph Breck, of Boston.— The following 

obituary notices are from the current press : 

A Missionary of the Beautiful.— The death of Hon. Joseph Breck 
will awaken many soothing reminiscences in the minds of those, scattered 
all over the country, who have been indebted to his teachings and his 
services in the cultivation of flowers. No man has done so much as he did 
towards clothing our sterile New England soil with the growth of the 
beautiful, or our stern New England natures with the appreciation and love 
of the same. His "Book of Flowers" was one of the earliest and most 
complete of the manuals adapted to our climate, and it went through we 
know not how many editions, its popularity', in fact, having continued 
unabated to the present time. That a man of such physical and mental 
energy, capable of battling his way in the roughest fields of life, should 
have devoted, as we may say, consecrated, himself to the gentle ministry 
of the beautiful in nature, affords a proof of that original endowment 
which we call genius in the poet and the artist. In Mr. Breck it was allied 
with the most sterling qualities of character, so that the man outshone 
the horticulturist. He had the reward of a well spent life in a serene old 
age, preserving his faculties to the last, and showing as fine a specimen of 
patriarchal bearing and manners as is often seen in our streets. Many a 
man who has made a noise in the world has left less behind him to keep his 
memory fragrant and to perpetuate his beneficent influence than Joseph 
Breck. 

Brighton. — Hon. Joseph Breck, the veteran horticulturist, died on Satur- 
day, at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was widely known 
as a seed raiser, and the senior member of the firm of Joseph Breck & Sons, 
of Boston. The deceased had served in the state senate and various other 
public capacities. He was an ex-president of the Massachusetts Horticul- 
tural Society, and for many years a useful and honored member of that 
organization. He was a gentleman of the old school in the best sense of 
the term. 

1330. VI. Charles Breck, of Milton, Mass.— The 

following is from the current press of 12th January, 1888 : 

Probably no face is better known in all parts of Norfolk County than 
that of "Honest" Charles Breck, of Milton. Mr. Breck was born inQuincy, 



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Mass., January 11th, 1798, and therefore was 90 years old yesterday. He- 
has always been very healthy, and can any day be seen riding about Milton 
or walking about the streets near home, and does considerable light work 
for exercise. Mr. Breck by occupation is a surveyor, but has done but little 
of that work for several years past. 

He is probably the oldest Mason in Massachusetts, and perhaps in New- 
England, and is a member of Rural Lodge, of Quincy. He is also an Odd 
Fellow of long standing. 

For more than a generation he has been town treasurer of Milton, and 
for about the same time he has been parish clerk of the First Church of 
that town. He takes great pride in pointing to his long record, and to 
the fact that he has never been short a cent, and has always served without 
bonds. 

The following is from the Milton News, of January 14th, 

1888: 

One of the events looked forward to with interest by the Free Masons 
of this vicinity was the 90th birthday of their greatly beloved and highly 

respected brother, Past Mas- 
ter Charles Breck. This was 
reached last Wednesday. All 
day the venerable patriarch 
of the beloved order was the 
recipient of many testimon- 
ials of congratulation, and 
the evening brought his 
brethren of Union and Rural 
Lodges. In the pleasant and 
commodions home of his son, 
Mr. Charles E. C. Breck, he 
warmly received his breth- 
ren. An hour was spent re- 
viewing the happy days 
gone by and the valuable 
service rendered by Brother 
Breck to the craft through 
all his years of usefulness. 
Then Brother William T. 
Adams, of Union Lodge, in 
a most felicitous manner, 
presented Brother Breck, in 
behalf of his Masonic brethren, with an elegant adjustable easy chair. Mr. 
Breck said it was the most acceptable gift he could receive, and thanked 
the bestowers in a few words. The following ode, written by Brother 




; HONEST " CHARLES BRECK. 



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Adams, (Oliver Optic,) and dedicated to Worshipful Brother Charles Breck,. 
was then sung to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne " : .-^ 

The winter snows and summer blooms 

Have whitened Mother Earth 
For ninety long, eventful A - ears 

Since this true life had birth. 

Chorus: Let not our ancient brother dear 
By Craftsmen be forgot ; 
For ripe with four-score j'ears and ten, 
His record bears no blot. 

A sage among the wisest men, 

A trusty, faithful friend ; 
The widow's staff, the orphan's hope, 

His kindness knew no end. (Chorus.) 

Whei 1 others failed, he knew no change, 

His faith was ever strong ; 
The champion of the True, the Right, 

His only foe the Wrong. (Chorus.) 

Now blessings on his lengthened life 

That near a century spans! 
And may our brother clasp in faith 

That stronger Arm than man's. (Chorus.) 

A prayer was then offered by Rev. Brother William I. Lawrence. A 
collation followed, and the company broke up about 10 o'clock, Brother 
Breck taking each one by the hand as he thanked them for this testimony 
of their brotherly love. 

Brother Breck was made a Master Mason in Rural Lodge, Quincy, Feb- 
ruary, 1826. In 1845 he, with two other Masons, revived an interest in 
Union Lodge, Dorchester, and became its Worshipful Master in 1851, serv- 
ing two years. In a few years after, Rural Lodge needed his services, and 
he was the recipient of a Past Master's diploma from that lodge in 1S56. 
He was exalted in St. Andrews R. A. Chapter in 1827, and made an honorary 
member in 1868. In 1S66 he received the orders of knighthood in Old 
Colony Commandery, K. T., of Abington. 

Mr. Breck was born in Medfield, and moved to Ouincy in 1811. Some 
sixty-four years ago he came to Milton, and has been a true and faithful 
exponent of a good, true citizen and man. His thirty-six years as town 
treasurer speak volumes in his favor, the citizens at the last March meeting 
refusing to accept his resignation. His many years of life have been all 
along full of peaceful calm, and it is the wish of all that he may continue 
to enjoy the blessings of still further ripeness of 3'ears. 



234 BRECK GENEALOGY 

1360. VII. William Foster Breck. — The following obit- 
uary notice is taken from the current press : 

It is with deep regret that we record the sudden death of one of our best 
citizens, W. F. Breck, of Grove City, in this county, on the 8th instant, aged 
59 3-eais. 

His funera. sermon was preached on the 10th, in the Presbyterian Church 
near the family residence, by the Rev. Thomas Woodrow,D.D., pastor of 
the church, from James IV., 14., ' For what is your life ? It is even a vapor 
that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away." A. large and 
sympathetic concourse of friends followed the remains to the Green Lawn 
cemetery near this city. 

Mr. Breck was engaged in hauling in some grain from a field near his 
residence, when the horses started, and ran with him. He fell between the 
wagon and team, and one of the wheels passed over his neck, causing death 
almost instantly, the heart not ceasing to pulse for thirty or forty minutes. 
He did not speak, nor give any evidence of consciousness. He leaves a 
wife and four children to mourn their irreparable loss. 

Mr. Breck removed from Carroll, in Fairfield County, in 1850, and soon 
after laid out, and improved to a considerable extent, the village now called 
Grove City. He was a man of noble and generous impulses, and sotight to 
promote the happiness of all around him. He had a large circle of friends 
and acquaintances by whom he was greatly respected and beloved. He 
was a true patriot, alive to the welfare of his country, and ever ready to 
aid in suppressing the present rebellion. The soldier, and the soldier's wife 
and family, found in him a warm and constant friend, as many generous 
and noble acts attest. He was a man of great kindness of heart in his 
family. As a friend he was social and genial, and loved to see all around 
him happy. He was a man of strong integrity and uprightness in all his 
business transactions, and remarkably strict and honest in all his dealings. 
When he cast his lot in this locality, the country around was entirely new, 
and he set himself most sedulously to work for its improvement. He laid 
out the plan of a large and commodious residence for himself and family 
and for the reception of his friends. Part of this he erected and occupied for 
years, and he had made considerable progress in completing his original plan, 
when he was so suddenly and unexpectedly called away. He also erected 
alarge grist and saw mill, which contributed greatly to the convenience and 
improvement of the neighborhood. He was one of the leading minds in the 
erection and completion of the new Presbyterian Church, which stands by 
the side of the village, and which for neatness and elegance is surpassed by 
few country churches in the state. Towards the erection of this church he 
contributed liberally from his own private resources, and subsequently, 
when efforts were made by the congregation to liquidate the debt on the 
building, his house and his heart were open to the friends of the cause. 
Indeed, his house was always open to the ministers of the gospel, and to 



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the friends of religion, to whom he ever most cheerfully extended friendship 
and hospitalit}'. 

His beloved wife and family have sustained an irreparable loss. May the 
Lord comfort the heart of the widow, and be the guide and protector of 
the fatherless. The community has lost one of its brightest and most 
public-spirited members. Society has lost a generous benefactor, and one 
who was unwearied in his efforts to do good. 

Columbus, August 19th, 1864. 

1361. Rev. Samuel Acton Hughes, was born at Freeport, 
Armstrong Count3', Pennsylvania, 4th March, 1835 ; grad- 
uated at Jefferson College, 1858, and at Western Theological 
Seminary in 1861 ; settled over a Presb} T terian church at 
Grove City, near Columbus, Ohio. Upon the breaking out 
of the war in 1862 entered the U. S. Army as 1st Lieutenant 
Company C, 113th Regt., Ohio Volunteers, and after seven 
months service was sent home sick, not expected to recover. 
He did, however, recover, and resumed his pastoral work in 
186-4, six years in Union County, Pa., three years at Law- 
renceburg, Pa., and since at Parker City. (P. 0., Parker's 
Landing.) 

1550. VII. Rev. J. Lloyd Breck, D. D.— The following 
is from the sermon of Rev. Dr. Knickerbacker (Bishop-elect 
of Indiana) preached at Trinity Church, Philadelphia, 7th 
October, 1883 : 

Amid all the names of missionary bishops and faithful clergy who have 
taken part in this blessed work, there comes to me, to-day, the name of one 
presbyter who has borne a mighty part in the Church's missionary work, 
and whose memory deserves to be honored and held in thankful remem- 
brance by the whole American Church. I refer to James Lloyd Breck. His 
great work of setting an example of primitive faith and self denial, and his 
influence on the revival of missionary zeal, cannot be too highly appreciated. 
He has left behind him more monuments of his work of faith and of the 
Church's confidence in him, than any other presbyter — Nashotah, Faribault, 
the endowment of the Diocese of Minnesota, the Chippeway Mission in 
Minnesota, the school on the Pacific coast for boys and girls. What prouder 
monuments could any man leave behind him. 

Think of the long list of clergy who have gone forth from the divinity 
schools of Nashota and Faribault which he founded. Think of the sons 
and daughters of the Church educated in the schools which were the pro- 
ducts of his faith and love; the parishes and missions organized in the 



236 BRECK GENEALOGY 

wilds of Wisconsin and Minnesota by his burning zeal and unrewarded' 
labor. Think of the souls brought to the light of the Gospel from heathenism 
by the good work he set going. Among the Chippeways at Kagahashsi- 
corkay, he only laid foundations, but he laid them broad and deep, and a 
glorious superstructure has been erected upon them by those who followed 
him, Cole, Whipple, Gallaher and Wingfield. 

The memory of this honored presbyter in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, 
among the pine forests of the Ojibways, on the far off coast of the Pacific, 
is reverently cherished, and thousands remember him with love and grati- 
tude. As years roll on, the whole American Church will realize more and 
more the debt of gratitude she owes to this man, and the missionary spirit 
his faith and example kindled. 

1590. VII. Robert L. Breck, D.D.— The following is 
taken from "Z. F. Smith's History of Kentucky." 

Rev. R. L. Breck was the first chancellor, (of the Central University of 
Kentucky,) and was supported by an able board, conspicuous in which, for 
his interest and zeal, was the lamented S. P. Walters, of Richmond. In the 
struggles of the Presbyterian Church, Dr. Breck was an early leader. Of 
strong convictions, of unwavering courage, and devoted to the interests of 
Church and State, he was ever read}' to contend for what he deemed the 
truth and right. The best energies of his life were given to Central Univer- 
sity, and to him, while in this service, was its founding mainly due. Life, 
health, and personal considerations were sacrificed in its interests. Failing 
health necessitated his resignation as chancellor and seeking its restoration 
in the milder climate of California. Dr. Breck is a son of Hon. Daniel Breck, 
whose wife was a daughter of General Levi Todd, and was born at 
Richmond, May 8th, 1S27. He graduated at Centre College, and studied 
theology at Alleghany and Princeton. His ministry was in Kentucky, 
Macon, Georgia, and New Albany, until the war; since 1S65, at Richmond, 
Kentucky, and in California. 

1591. VIII. Pauline Breck— The following is from the 
current press : 

Sudden and Unexpected Demise of the Estimable Principal of 
Bellewood Academy at Anchorage.— The sudden and unexpected death 
of Miss Pauline Breck, Principal of Bellewood Seminary and Kentucky 
Presbyterian Normal School, on Tuesday, at Chicago, where she had gone 
for medical treatment, will be a great shock to her many friends throughout 
this and adjoining states. Her life, in the highest degree, has exemplified 
the wide sphere of usefulness open to a woman whose heart and talents are 
consecrated to the service of God. Losing her mother at the age of 17, she 
had at once thrust upon her by Providence the care and education of her 
younger sisters and brothers. Those who have visited, in days gone by, the 



APPENDIX 237 

home of her father, Rev. R. L. Breek, D. D., will remember the beautiful 
influence she exercised in the family, and few who had the privilege of 
coming into that delightful circle will ever forget the elder daughter, who 
graced its hails and charmed every visitor by her ladylike, dignified and 
lovely conduct of its affairs. 

When duty no longer called her to watch over her father's home, she 
came toBellewood to control and manage its financial and domestic affairs. 
Her success there exceeded all expectations, and to her talents, her refine- 
ment, her beautiful Christian life, much of the splendid success of Bellewood 
is due. Her death at this time is a great loss to that institution and to the 
Presbyterian Church in Kentuck}-. She had consecrated her life to the 
cause of female Christian education, Her whole soul had been placed in 
this work. Few women possessed so remarkable a combination of remark- 
able qualities. She was dignified, graceful, cultured, thoughtful, patient, 
firm, kindly, with a full complement of the proper emotions. Her whole 
career was one of self-sacrifice and usefulness. Her life has been a beautiful 
example of womanly tenderness and devotion to family and duty. She 
was 36 3'ears of age, and, though so young, she left an impress for good 
on hundreds of those who came within her sphere and felt her power. In 
all that concerned church work, she was intelligent, earnest, conscientious 
and persistent. Her life felt the impulse of thorough Christian consecra- 
tion, and of her it can truly be said, that under great difficulties, many 
sorrows and grievous trials "she hath done what she could." 

Her funeral will take place at Richmond, Ky., this afternoon at 2 o'clock, 
from the Presbyterian Church. The senior class of Bellewood, accompanied 
by Rev. E. W. Bedinger, Prof. Morrison, and other members of the faculty, 
will leave Anchorage this morning to intercept at Winchester the train 
bearing the remains of Miss Breck, and proceed with it to Richmond. 

Memorial services will be held at Anchorage on Sunday, November 20th, 
at 11 a. M., by Rev. E. W. Bedinger, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of 
which Miss Breck was a devoted member. 

A Noble Woman ; Fitting Tribute to the Memory of Miss Pauline 
Breck. — The memorial exercises in honor of Miss Pauline Breck, late 
principal of Bellewood Seminary, were held in the Presbyterian Church at 
Anchorage at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. The little sanctuary was 
crowded with the friends of the lady, who in life had been so loved and 
honored, and whose death was so sincerely mourned. 

On the altar stood a cross and crown of roses, a tribute from Mr. and 
Mrs. Hairy Warren, and a most fitting reminder of the character and the 
reward of the deceased. There were none present who did not seem to feel 
the sorrow and affliction of the hour, and none left the church without 
being deeply impressed with the truth that whatever life may bring, it can 
offer nothing more ennobling, comforting or joyful than a simple faith in 
the All-wise Ruler Miss Breck had loved and feared. 



238 BRECK GENEALOGY 

Rev. E. W. Bedinger, of Anchorage, preached the sermon, taking his 
text from Corinthians I., 21, " All things are yours." His remarks were a 
powerful appeal for a Christian life as the highest exponent of Christian 
faith. He showed the true secret of the effect of God's love in the human 
heart, and the triumphant work it must accomplish where the example and 
precept of Christ were followed. He reviewed the life of Miss Breck in its 
many spheres of self-denial and strict adherence to duty, and showed that 
every principle of her earnest and beautiful life was found in her dependence 
on God's continual help and guidance. 

Dr. Bedinger was followed by Col. Bennett H. Young, Regent of Belle« 
wood, who enlarged upon the chief points of Miss Breck's life, beginning, as 
she did, with a resolution to make herself a mother to her motherless 
brothers and sisters, and ending in her absolute consecration to the cause 
of religion. Her patience and cheerfulness for the past two years were most 
touchingly depicted. The character of woman's influence for good was 
eloquently brought out, and her mission and duty in Christ's work most 
earnestly set forth. Instances of what godly women had done were recited, 
and their effects compared with the life and influence of those who follow the 
biddings of fashion and pleasure rather than the voice of God. Col. Young's 
acquaintance with Miss Breck since her early girlhood enabled him to make 
her character and services a beautiful object lesson for 3 r oung women. 

Prof. R. C. Morrison, Principal of Bellewood, briefly referred to Miss 
Breck's work in the seminary. He characterized her as the most self- 
denyingwoman he had ever seen. He spoke of herpatienee in the discharge 
of difficult and trjnng duties, and declared her example to be one that 
women might well emulate. He appealed to her daily life as a testimonial 
of what earnest piety could do in the direction of womanly energy and 
impulse, and paid other beautiful and fitting tributes to her memory. 

1610. VII. Edward Cruft Breck.— The following is 
from the current press of Richmond, Ky. : 

The sad and shocking intelligence reached us on the morning of the 10th 
inst., that on the night before Edward C. Breck had accidently shot and 
killed himself at his home in St. Louis, Mo. 

He was the son of the late Judge Daniel Breek, and was born in this 
place on the 15th day of April, 1831. Some of our people recollect him in 
his youth, but most of them only knew and remember him in his matured 
years as the dignified, intelligent, affable gentleman during his occasional 
visits, or when they happened to visit the city of his adopted home, where 
he met them with a warm welcome, and extended to them those grateful 
courtesies which betoken the true-born, large-hearted gentleman. He always 
took a warm interest in the people and affairs of the home of his youth. He 
continuously renewed for nearly forty j-ears his subscription to this paper 
(Kentucky Register) and its predecessors, and often expressed the great 
pleasure he took in reading its local news. 



APPENDIX 239 

When he first grew up, he was for several 3*ears a clerk in the store of 
Field & Holloway of this place. Early in life, about 1853-4, he located in 
Savannah, Mo., and was successfully engaged for several years there in 
merchandising. When the branch of the Southern Bank of Missouri was 
located in that place, he became cashier, and so continued till in the midst 
of the war, owing to the disturbances, he removed to St. Louis, and soon 
afterwards became cashier of the Exchange Bank, and continued in that 
position for fifteen years, until it went out of existence. Thereupon he 
became cashier of the Commercial Bank, and was cashier or assistant 
cashier for nearly ten years, up to the time of his death. So that he was 
intimately and prominently connected with the most important business 
interests and the business men of that city for quite a quarter of a century ; 
and his comparatively long and active business life, open to scrutiny whilst 
he lived, and reviewed since his death, is found to be without a blot or 
stain. In other respects he lead a quiet, unostentatious life, except that he 
took an intelligent interest in all the affairs which interested those for whom 
and with whom he was doing business, and which were calculated to build 
up the great city of his adoption. He was a useful and valuable citizen; 
upright and exemplary in life, possessing a high order of capacity and a 
long experience, he was regarded as a safe adviser and wise counsellor by 
many who were a power in inaugurating and conducting those enterprises 
which built up and moved the commerce of that great city. 

The deceased married Letitia Todd, the daughter of Judge David Todd, 
of Columbia, Mo., who survives him. He left four grown sons and one 
daughter, and another daughter nearly grown. All were living happily 
under the parental roof. The four sons are all occupying honorable and 
responsible positions in commercial life. David, the eldest, is cashier in the 
insurance firm of Carroll & Powell; Daniel, the second son, is cashier for 
the Simmons Hardware Compass Robert, the third son, is a clerk at 
Carroll & Powell's; and Edward C. Breck, Jr., is in the employ of the 
Laclede Banking Corporation. 

He had nobly fought the battle of life to a point where his surroundings 
were full of satisfaction and enjo3'ment, and offered every prospect for 
making his declining years comfortable and happy. 

1650. VII. Samuel Breck, of Bridgewater. — The fol- 
lowing obituary notice was published in the current Boston 
Journal : 

Mr, Breck was educated in the schools of Boston and at the Bridgewater 
Academy, and graduated at Harvard College in 1832. He studied law 
with Zachariah Eddy, Esq., of Middleborough, and entered upon its prac- 
tice at Weymouth Landing, and subsequently at Taunton. For more than 
twenty years he has been a resident of Bridgewater. He was one of the 
pioneers in the organization of the Liberty part}', and conducted a paper, 
The Beacon of Liberty, in its support, at Taunton, and earlier assisted 



240 BRECK GENEALOGY 

another having the same object, We, The People, published in Bridge water 
in 1835. With voice and pen he was an able, earnest advocate of the 
oppressed, and his labors in awakening the old colony upon this subject 
gave him prominence at the conventions of those who had become dissat- 
isfied with the action of the Whig party. His unselfish patriotism was 
never questioned, as he never sought office himself, while doing efficient 
labor for others. His love of literature gave him a wide acquaintance with 
the best authors, with whom he found solace and enjoyment in the retire- 
ment of declining years. Several years since an insidious disease marked 
him as its victim, and his death, not unexpected, brought release to a life 
around which clusters many pleasant memories. 

The following is taken from the volume " Bridge water in 
the Rebellion," as characteristic. A number of the towns- 
people who had hired substitutes during the draft applied to 
the town to have the money they had expended for this 
purpose refunded to them by the town; this being under 
consideration : 

At a meeting held April 23d, 1866, the following resolutions, offered by 
Samuel Breck, Esq., were read, and the meeting voted that they be accepted 
and placed on record : 

" 1. That the people of Bridgewater, yielding to no body of men on 
earth, in deep devotion to the interests and honor of the country, will not 
raise, by taxation or otherwise, any sum of money whatever to refund 
moneys contributed by individuals, to release themselves or others from 
the military service of the country in the time of great public danger. 

" 2. That the people of Bridgewater hold it to be the highest and most 
solemn duty of every citizen, when lawfully called upon, to maintain the 
rights and honor of his country with arms in his hands. 

" 3. That to the gallant men of Bridgewater, who during the late rebel- 
lion, in scorching sunshine and drenching storm, in the muddy camp by 
night, and in the toilsome march by day, in the fierce assault and furious 
battle, with constancy and courage, faced the enemies of their country, we 
tender our heartiest thanks, our warmest admiration. 

"4. That to those men who, by their own and the charitable contribu- 
tions of their neighbors, obtained exemption from the same glorious service, 
' we tender our conditional silence.' " 

1656. VIII. Richard A. Breck.— The following is an 
extract from a letter of his messmate, Master C. T. Bowman, 
U. S. Navy, to his brother, dated U. S. S. " Yantic," Amoy, 
China, October 21st, 1874 : 

"Richard and I were classmates, and have consequently known each 
other about nine } r ears. We were very good friends at the academy, but 



APPENDIX 24-1 

never very intimate ones. After graduating I saw little of him until we 
both joined the '"Constellation," and since then we have been constantly 
together. This intimacy led on my part to a warm friendship for your 
brother, and now that he is no more, it is a pleasure for me to testify that 
he was all that you could have believed or desired him to be. He was a 
singularly correct and honorable man, and moreover a very promising 
officer, and I do not know one, out of a large class, who had more aptitude 
for the service than Richard had. He had a good professional knowledge, 
and this, combined with a peculiar decisiveness and energy, made him as 
capable an officer as there was of his years in the service. This of course 
will not lessen your regret, but it may be some consolation to know that 
he has left so good a name behind him." 

The following obituary notice was published in the Con- 
gregationalist, (newspaper,) of Boston: 

The Congregationalist, of October 1st, contained a brief notice of the 
death by railroad disaster of Mr. and Mrs. Willis, missionaries to the 
Freedmen at Marion, Alabama. On Tuesday of the same week they were 
suddenly called to mourn another of the Central Square congregation, of 
Bridgewater, Master Richard A.Breck, of the U.S. Navy, who was drowned 
at Amoy, China. So the dark shadow gathers again over the same com- 
munity, as another, who it seemed could not be spared, has been taken. 

Mr. Breck's service was in another line, in a very different field, but he 
carried into it the same earnest purpose of thorough conscientiousness, the 
same regard for his fellow men and reverence for God, that shone forth in 
their lives. 

He was only 26 years of age. but had already given fullest promise that 
among the officers of our navy there should be, in coming days, men as true 
to their countr\ r and their God as were Foote and Farragut. Always firm 
and fearless for the right and true, no favor and no fear could make him 
swerve one hair's breadth from the line of duty. No allurements or temp- 
tations could induce him to yield an iota of principle or conviction. A most 
urbane gentleman, he was yet as true a Puritan. 

No motive or persuasion could ever lead him to sign any paper that was 
not literally and strictly true. If he was where all others drank, the wine- 
cup never touched his lips. No doubtful or profane word ever passed them. 

Hediedat last, caught when bathing with a fellow-officer of the "Yantic," 
who barely reached shore, in the undertow at the bathing place near Amoy. 
The wave was most unexpectedly rolled in by a terrible typhoon, which 
that same day was so fearful in its ravages at a distance in those seas. 
But a passage in one of his last letters home is singularly illustrative of 
his character, and has touching interest in connection with the manner of 
his death. " I have been urged," said he, " to go bathing on Sunday. I am 
not an expert swimmer, and there are opportunities offered here for great 



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BRECK GENEALOGY 



improvement, and it is said it is my duty to make myself as proficient as 
possible, for the time may come when my swimming powers will be taxed 
to the utmost. I shall not go; and if I am wrong, I shall have the satis- 
faction of knowing that my mistake was one of principle, and that I did 
not yield to sophistry. If I erred, I erred through fear of doing wrong." 

There was sorrow, not only on board the "Yantic," where he was 
beloved and honored of all, but in the missionary circle to which he was 
already known and endeared. When, after three days, the body was 
recovered, tender and loving words were spoken by Dr. Talmage over that 
new grave in the beautiful cemetery on the Island of Kulangsen ; the mer- 
chants and missionaries of Amoy, the officers and crews of English and 
Japanese men-of-war, as well as of his own sloop, the "Yantic," were there 
as mourners. Now there are mourners here whose hearts will ever turn to 
the monument his fellow-officers have there erected to his memory. 

H. D. W. 



1700. VII. Allen 
Yales Breck.— The 
annexed portrait could 
not be inserted with 
the record of his 
family, the space left 
for it having been 
taken up for addition- 
al data of his descen- 
dants after the pages 
had been electrotyped, 
it is therefore given 
here. It was expected 
to give with it an ex- 
tended notice, but it 
was not completed in 
season. 




ALLEN YALES BRECK. 



1740. VII. William Gilman Breck. — The following 

obituary was published editorially in the current press of 

Springfield, his home : 

A Beloved Physician. — Doctor Breck is dead ! This announcement will 
bring keen sorrow to hundreds of homes and to the hearts of uncounted 
friends. Endeared to them by a life-long service, his skill as a plvysician 
was excelled only by his devotion as a friend. The words of the Divine 



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243 



Master are strikingly exemplified in the life of a beloved physician, " If any 
one would be great among you let him be your servant." Dr. Breck's life 
has been one of constant, ardent, and unsparing service for his fellow men. 
An instance of his ever ready willingness to sacrifice his own comfort to 
the good of others occurred but a few days ago, and well illustrates the 
life of a busy physician. After a hard day's toil, and imperatively needing 
rest, he was summoned by telegram to Stafford, Ct. He traveled twenty 
miles over rough roads, reached his patient by midnight and saved the limb 
of an aged friend— ex-Lieut. Gov. Julius Converse. 

Like the captain on the deck, the general on the field, the preacher in his 
desk, he died where he would choose to die, at his post of duty, at the bed- 
side of the sick striving to relieve suffering and save life. He had often said 
to friends, "I want to die in harness," and that wish was literally fulfilled. 
Dr. Breck came to Springfield forty-five years ago, a young man of 25. His 
first home was on Cypress street. In 1858, he bought of Rev. Dr. R. H. 
Seeley, who was then called from the North Church pastorate to Paris, the 
" Edmund Palmer " place on Main street, where now stand the four stores 
owned by the Messrs. Bill. In 1869 he removed to the beautiful home he 
built on Round Hill, where for twenty years its hospitable doors have been 
always open. He married just before eoming to Springfield in 1843, Mary 
VanDeventer.of Penn Yan,N.Y., whose usefulness in our city as a benefactor 
to the sick, the suffering, the friendless and the needy, has been second only 
to that of her husband. Their only son, Dr. T. F. Breck, who has been 
associated with his father in practice for twenty years, has for his noblest 
inheritance the name and fame of a physician whose memory will be long 
cherished in our community. 

Dr. Breck was a born physician. His profession was chosen for the work 
of his life. He only commenced his studies when he left the college and the 
lecture course. He studied medicine at the bedside of the sick; surgery at 
the operation table ; he was quick to discern the necessities of a case ; was 
abounding in resources, and was self-reliant in the application of remedies. 
This was strikingly apparent at the tragic scene yesterday in the sick room' 
of the dying priest. The doctor, with his abounding vitality, needed fresh 
air in large measure. He had for the past few weeks repeatedly spoken of 
this need. In the close air of the sick room he was conscious of the incipient 
congestion. Stepping to the open window, his cough raised a little blood. 
Instantly baring his arm, he said to his brother doctor, " Bleed me." The 
sight of the slow, dark drops was sufficient, and he at once realized in his 
own case that "all was over." In a few moments he sank into uncon- 
sciousness and death. 

His prompt and heroic qualities were admirably combined with a wise 
caution that frequently saved life where a more daring practitioner would 
risk it. In the sick room he was an inspiration ; his very presence awakened 
courage and planted a new hope. Manner and voice were indescribably 
encouraging. No general on the battle-field was more commanding; no- 



244 BRECK GENEALOGY 

mother at a child's cradle was more gentle; patient, assiduous, unsparing, 
he was never without hope while the spark of life remained. 

The relation of a family physician, for such Dr. Breck eminently was, is 
exceedingly tender and affectionate. Cemented by long service, no human 
tie seems closer or stronger; with us when the hours are darkest and the 
skies are black with threatening; rejoicing with us when danger is past, or 
sorrowing with us when death claims its own. There are many instances 
in our city not unlike that of one of our townsmen who said to us last 
evening, " Forty years ago I called Dr. Breck to see my dying mother ; the 
memory of the earnest young doctor inspiring hope when all hope was 
gone, is precious to this day. For thirty years he has been in my family, 
every member of which has been under his skillful care when seriously 
or dangerously sick. How could I help loving him, or how could I help 
grieving with a sorrow which, as it now seems, no lapse of time can ever 
remove." A striking presence disappears from our streets; a citizen of royal 
manliness is lost to our community ; a " beloved physician " is dead. 

1830. VIII. Joseph Berry Breck. — The following is 
from the current press of Boston, Mass., 1865 : 

The California papers bring intelligence of the recent decease, at San 
Francisco, of Lieut. Commander Joseph B. Breck of the Volunteer Navy. 
Commander Breck was a native of Maine, but made his residence at Newton, 
in this state, and was well known in this city, where he was highly esteemed, 
especially among some of our most eminent commercial men. He was for 
many years connected with the American mercantile marine, in which he 
was eminently successful as a shipmaster and business man. He was a 
man of great energy and sagacity, and in the fortunes of the seas had 
several adventures of singularly mingled heroic and romantic incidents. 

He was engaged in the Pacific and China trade at the breaking out of 
the rebellion, but early offered his services to the Navy Department, and 
was commissioned as an acting ensign and assigned to the command of the 
U. S. Steamer " Niphon." built at this port by Capt. R. B. Forbes, of Milton. 
While in command of this vessel he captured the " Ella and Anna," after- 
ward called the " Malvern," and co-operated in several other captures and 
exploits which secured his promotion respectively to the grades of Master, 
Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commander. His strength failed before the 
close of the war, and he went to California in the hope of regaining his 
health, which had become shattered by the exposure and hardships of the 
Southern blockade. The result has proved that he was past recovery, and 
his name must be added to the catalogue of those who have given their 
lives for the salvation of their country. 

As an officer, Commander Breck was a strict disciplinarian, a thorough 
'seaman, a man of undoubted courage, and a loyal patriot. Commander 
Breck was a brother of the wife of Hon. Thomas Rice, of Newton, and his 
name is upon the list of volunteers from that town. 



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245 



3320. VI. Amasa Breck was born at Medfield, Mass., 
in 1788. Early in life he removed to Bristol, R. I., where he 
engaged in the manufacture of saddles, harness and trunks. 
Here, in 1815, he married Miss Nancy Hoar. Bristol not 
proving a satisfactory location he removed in 1829 to 
Newport, and the next year to Providence, where he estab- 
lished the same business. The increasing demand for his 
trunks induced him to 
abandon his other man- 
ufactures and to estab- 
lish a manufactory of 
trunks. To this he ap- 
plied his characteristic 
indomitable energy 
and thrift, coupled 
with a strict integrity, 
and soon took the lead 
in that branch of busi- 
ness. His manufactory 
was highly prosperous 
during his lifetime, and 
was left to his sons 
Thomas and William, 
who still carry it on at 
the same location. Mr. 

Breck was a genial and social companion, though of very 
decided opinions, and a devout member of the Episcopal 
Church. He was stricken down by typhoid fever at the age 
of 58. The above picture is copied from a portrait now in 
the possession of his son Thomas. 




AMASA BEECK. 



APPENDIX 



PART SECOND. 



Breck Coats of Arms, with Brief Notes on 

Heraldry. 

In the United States, where no coat of arms can be con- 
ferred, but one maybe assumed at pleasure, as in the earliest 
days of heraldry, its only real value is that the one used is 
inherited from an ancestor who received it according to 
usage, for some deed of valor or other meritorious act ; a 
coat of arms so derived is the only one having special interest 
in this connection. It is hardly necessary to say that no 
arms were conferred upon our Puritan ancestors in New 
England, or probably valued by them as an inheritance for 
several generations, and we must go back, therefore, to the 
English records, concerning the progenitors of Edward of 
Dorchester and his brothers, to determine the inheritance of 
their descendants in regard to family arms. 

The account of the different coats of arms given here is 
prefaced with a brief summary, etc., of the general subject 
for the convenience of those not fully informed. The history 
of each, as far as known to the "writer, is given with the 
engraving. It is hoped in a supplement, at a later date, to 
give more full details concerning the origin of Breck coats of 
arms. 

Brief Notes on Heraldry. — The Herald, an officer of great honor, was 
one whose duty consisted in the regulation of armoral bearings, the mar- 
shalling of processions, and the superintendence of public ceremonies. His 
functions included the bearing of messages of courtesy or defiance between 
royal or knightly personages ; the superintending and registry of trials by 



APPENDIX 247 

tattle, tournaments, etc.; the computation of the slain ; and the recording 
of valiant acts by the fallen or surviving combatants. The principal 
Heraldic officers are designated Kings of Arms, or Kings at Arms, and the 
novitiates or learners, Pursuivants. 

Heraldry includes the knowledge of all the multifarious duties devolving 
on a Herald. At first every Knight assumed the Arms he pleased without 
consulting his soverign or King at Arms, and the resulting confusion led to 
restraint in this matter, in the time of Henry V. of England, limiting the 
use of Arms to those who obtained them by inheritance or as a grant from 
the crown. Colleges of Heralds grew up, and the visitations or processions 
of Heralds (A. D., 1528) were instituted as further means of restraint. 

Hereditary armorial hearings seem to have been adopted in the twelfth 
century, the essential principle being their hereditary character. Before 
hereditary heraldry supplied the charges for the shield, it was usual for 
knights to leave their shields blank until they had achieved some deed 
worthy of being portrayed. In the infancy of hereditary heraldry the 
armorial shield was confined to Knights, and was given only by princes and 
lords paramount. Subsequently, when other classes became important, or 
possessed influence in the state, arms became the insignia of families gener- 
ally without the decree of knighthood being necessary. The earliest charges 
appear to refer to military achievements, deeds of courage, and other 
personal qualities, spoils of the enemy, and later to surnames after they 
became common. 

Passing over Arms of States, Royal Arms, and Arms of Communities, 
we need in this connection to refer only to Arms of persons and families. 

Arms of Persons and Families. — These became the distinguishing marks 
of personal honor. They were frequently granted by the sovereign or by 
some one authorized by him. The assumption of arms by private persons 
was restrained by the King of England in 1418. The crown (in England) 
still retains the power of granting arms, notwithstanding the patents 
granted to Kings of Arms from very early times to the present, and reserves 
to itself the granting of supporters to commoners and of permitting persons 
to use arms of other families w r hose property the} r may inherit or whose 
memory they wish to preserve. 

The Shield (in heraldry, escutcheon or scutcheon) is the field or ground 
on which are represented the figures that make up a Coat of Arms. Shields 
have varied much in form at different periods — twenty-one different shapes 
are given in the article from which most of these notes are taken. 

By tincture is meant the metals and colors of shields and their bearings: 
Gold is or; silver, argent; blue, azure; red, gules; green, vert; purple, 
perpure; black, sable; orange or tawny, tenny; blood color, sanguine. 

The lines used in arms to part the field are either straight or crooked : 
Straight lines are carried evenly through the escutcheon and are perpendic- 
ular | ; horizontal — ; diagonal dexter \; diagonal sinister/. Crooked 
lines are the engrailedAike saw teeth with round points down; the in vected, 



248 BRECK GENEALOGY 

same, points up ; the wavy, as the name suggests ; the embattled or crenelle, 
resembling the outline of a battlement ; the nebule, with projections resem- 
bling the cross section of a T rail; the regule, with square-like oblique 
projections at long intervals; the indented, like saw teeth with narrow 
bases; the dancette, same, with wide bases; the dove-tail, as the name sug- 
gests ; the battle embattled and the champaine, not easily describe without a 
figure. Theselines are used to divide the field ; if it be divided into two equal 
parts by a perpendicular line it is said to be parted per pale; if by a horizon- 
tal line, parted per fess; if by a diagonal dexter, parted per bend, if by a 
diagonal sinister, parted per bend sinister; if the field be divided into four 
equal parts it is said to be quartered; if by two diagonal lines, dexter and 
sinister, crossing in the center of the field it is said to be parted per saltier. 

Charges : — 

A charge is whatever is contained in a field. All charges are distinguished 
by the names of honorable ordinaries, sub-ordinaries and common charges. 

Honorable Ordinaries. — The chief is an ordinary determined by a hori- 
zontal line (if other than straight, so stated) placed in the upper part of 
the escutcheon and contains, in depth, one- third of the field. Its diminutive 
is a Sllet not exceeding one-fourth of the chief, and stands at the lowest 
part of the chief. 

The pale is an ordinary of two perpendicular lines from top to base of the 
shield and contains the third middle part of thefield. Its diminutive is pallet. 
It is sometimes accompanied by diminutives (cotised), called also endorsed. 

The bend is formed by two diagonal lines from the dexter chief to the 
sinister base and contains the fifth part of the field — the bend sinister is the 
same formed the contrary way. 

The fess is an ordinary produced by two parallel lines across the shield 
horizontally and contains the third part thereof. 

The bar is formed by two similar lines containing only the fifth part of 
the field ; there may be more than one bar on the escutcheon. 

The cross is an ordinary formed as its name suggests, the extremities 
touching or not the edges of the shield. 

The saltier is an ordinary formed by the bend and bend sinister crossing 
at right angles. 

Torteau (pi. torteaus or torteaux) is an ordinary in the form of a circular 
disc colored red, called also roundel gules. 

Chevron, an ordinary like two rafters or principals of the roof of a house. 

And others in great variety. 

Sub-Ordinaries — Are other heraldic figures of worthy bearings, such as 
the annulet, the lozenge, the shield (or inescutcheon,) etc., etc., less commonly 
met with. 

Common Charges. — These are of great variety, natural or artificial : ani- 
mals' heads, war implements, ships, keys, celestial bodies, dragons, etc., etc. 



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249 



External Ornaments: — 

Crowns, coronets and mitres need not be more than mentioned here. 

The helmet is placed over arms as a mark of gentility ; open faced with 
bars denotes the king or royal family; barred in profile all degrees of 
peerage; direct without bars and a little open, baronets and knights; side 
standing with beaver close, esquires and gentlemen ; but these rules have 
been sometimes varied from. 

Mantling or lambrequin, a kind of scarf or streamer which became an 
embellishment of the helmet, and forms a species of scroll work, flowing 
from the helmet ornaments on both sides of the shield. 

Wreath or torse is formed of two pieces of silk, commonly of the first 
two colors of the armorial bearings, twisted together and surrounding the 
upper part of the helmet as a fillet, and appears to bind the lambrequin 
close to the helmet. 

The crest is the highest part of the ornaments of the coat of arms; it 
was placed upon the helmet, within the wreath ; it does not necessarily 
have any allusion to, or derivation from the bearings on the shield. 

Crests were formerly marks of great honor, because only worn by heroes 
of great valor, or by some superior military commander, that he might be 
easily distinguished in battle. 

The scroll is the ornament placed below the shield containing a motto 
or short sentence alluding thereto, or to the bearings, or to the bearer's 
name. 

Supporters are figures standing on the scroll and placed on the side of 
the escutcheon, so called because they seem to support the shield. 

Some of the Rules for Writing Descriptions of Armorial Bearings: — 

The tincture of the field must be first mentioned, then proceed to principal 
charges which possess the most honorable place on the shield, such as fess, 
chevron, etc.; alwa}'s name that charge first which lies next to and immedi- 
ately upon the field. 

After naming the tincture of the field, the honorable ordinaries, cr other 
principal figures, their attributes and afterwards their metal or color must 
be specified. 

When an honorable ordinary, or some one figure is placed upon another, 
it is always to be named after the ordinar}' or figure over which it is placed, 
with the expression surtout or over all. 

When a principal figure possesses the center of the field its position is 
not to be expressed. 

Explanations of Some Terms Used : — 

Erased — Torn off leaving jagged edges. 

Humetty — Applied to a fess, etc., which is cut off, nowhere reaching the 
edge of the shield. 

Inescutcheon — A smaller escutcheon borne within a shield. 



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Right and left — (Dexter and sinister) sides of a shield are the opposite 
of those sides as to the person facing the shield, — that is, his right is the left 
of the shield, and his left the right of the shield. 

Proper — The natural colors of animals, plants, birds, etc., etc., are 
expressed by this term. 

Coat of Arms, No 1. — Description: (This is enclosed in 
branch and scroll work and attached to the scroll in the 
original.) " He beareth Gules, a Chief parted per bend Sin- 
ister, Indented, Or and Argent, and on the Second and on the 
Third fourTorteuxes of the first ; Crest, a Dexttr Arm Issuing 

out of a Wreath Erect 
holding a sword pro- 
per; by the Name of 
Breck." In colors, the 
shield is red with gold 
border; upper portion 
of the chief, gold, lower 
portion, silver; the 
torteaux, red ; wreath 
and mantling, red and 
silver; branches, green; 
back portion of helmet, 
gold; arm of crest, red. 
History : The origi- 
nal of this coat of arms 
was temporarily in the 
possession of Dr. Win. 
G. Breck, of Springfield, 
Mass., who very kindly furnished me a handsome copy in 
colors. He obtained it from Miss Mary Hooker, [1128], of 
Long Meadow, Mass., a great-great-great-granddaughter 
of Rev. Robert Breck, [190], of Springfield, (born 1713, died 
1784,) from whom she has it transmitted to her by inherit- 
ance as the family coat of arms. No further history of it has 
been obtained. From the high character of the Rev. Robert 
Breck of Springfield, and the antiquity of this coat of arms, 
there seems no doubt that he inherited it from his English 
Breck ancestors, through Edward [10] of Dorchester. 




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251 



Coat of Arms, No. 2.— Description : (Found written on 
the back of the original.) "Ile*beareth sable; a fesse humette 
between three bears' heads, erased, argent ; by the name of 
Breck. This coat of arms was granted to Robert Breck, of 
the city of Chester, Gentleman and descends to that name. 
Copy from Heraldry. Attest, Sam. Osborn." 

(Probably written at Liverpool or Chester, England, 
about 1805.) "Motto from Sir John Burke's Dictionary— 
Firmus Maneo, I remain constant." 

In colors the shield is black with orange border ; the fess 
humetty, orange; the 
bears' heads, silver; the 
lion, tawny; back por- 
tion of the helmet, sil- 
ver; the wreath and 
mantling, red and 
orange; the branches, 
green. 

History : The origi- 
nal drawing, in colors, 
of this coat of arms 
from which the above 
is taken, was obtained 
by Capt. Joseph Breck, 
[1090], of Littleton, 
Mass., on one of his 
to England, 



voyages 




and a copy politely 

furnished me by his granddaughter, Miss Sarah A. Breck, 
[1641], 346 west Fifty-sixth street, New York. Unfortun- 
ately there is little of history with it. The city of Chester is 
sixteen miles from Liverpool; Rainforth (now Rainford) but 
ten miles from Liverpool, and Ashton (now Ashton-under- 
L\me) but forty miles from Liverpool; the Brecks, we have 
every reason to believe, were not numerous in England ; 
Ashton and Rainforth were, we know, the residence of our 



* Latin for he. 



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BRECK GENEALOGY 



ancestors about A. D. 1600 ; we may, therefore, infer, from 
the fact that Capt. Breck brought this home as his coat of 
arms, that he found Robert Breck of Chester in his line of 
ancestry, and that he is, therefore in ours. Capt. Breck was 
an ardent patriot, and in his copy (the original of the above) 
he took for a crest the flag of the United States, this is 
replaced in the above cut by what, from Sir John Burke's 
Dictionary, is believed to be the original crest. 

Coat of Arms, No. 3.— Description: "Arms of Breeck" 

as given in "Sir John 
Burke's Dictionary of 
the Peerage and Bar- 
onetage of the British 
Empire." 

If colored, the lion 
should be tawny; the 
white ground, white; 
the horizontally lined 
space, blue; the inner 
shield, black and gold. 
History : The above 
was kindly furnished 
the writer by Mr. Ed- 
ward Breck, [1833], 
son of the late Lieu- 
tenant Commander 
Joseph B. Breck, U. S. 

Navy), who is now in Europe, procured by him while in 

London ; no further particulars obtained. 




Additional information with cuts, (to be attached in the volume "Breck 
Family/') collected and edited by Edward Breck Ph. D. (No. 1233 in the 
volume) summer address: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia; printed by subscrip- 
tion, and distributed by Gen'l. S. Breck (No. 2000), address 1651 Beacon St., 
Brookline, Mass. 



May i, igij. 



Account of Edward Breck of Dorchester. 



(Reprinted, with additions, from Vol. XIV of the Mass. Colonial Society's Pub- 
lications, 1913.) 

Edward Breck, our first American ancestor, the author of the vigorous letter 
against the Quakers mentioned on page 179 of Samuel Breck's "Breck Family," 
was an excellent specimen of the sturdy type of Briton that settled New England. 
The name which, in several variations, means "ruddy" in the Gaelic tongues, would 
seem to point to a Celtic origin, but whether Scottish, Irish or Welsh is unknown. 
A vague family tradition derives the stock from the highland Stewarts of Appin ; 
but it is significant that the country about Liverpool and Chester, where the name 
of Breck was common, lies not far from the marches of Wales. There is also a 
fair possibility that the race was Xorman, since at the time of the earliest mention 
of the name it was coupled with the particle del, no doubt from de la. However, 
as there were cases in which the particle was used by native families of influence 
in the manner of the Xorman ruling class, this suggestion can hardly be admitted 
to the dignity of an argument. 

As early as 1323 Robert del Brek and his son Thomas (Robert is a persistent 
family name) are mentioned in the roll of inhabitants of West Derby, Lancashire, 
and in 1325 Thomas is put down as Thomas del Breck at Liverpool, a part of which 
West Derby now forms. In and about Liverpool the name still persists, there being 
a Breck Road, Breck House, Breck Side Park, and Walton Breck Road to this day, 
though no Brecks now reside in England. 

Edward Breck (or Brecke, as the name was generally spelled in the earliest 
days) who came to Dorchester with the company of the Rev. Richard Mather in 
1635, is usually called yeoman, though of ancient lineage, and possessing kinsmen 
mentioned in the heralds' visitations (<?. g. Chester) as gentlemen. He was the 
son of Robert and the grandson of Hugh or Thomas, probably the former, who 
died at Rainforth (now Rainford), part of the parish of Prescot, Lancashire, in 
1591. Edward, who was born in or near the year 1600, was probably left by his 
father in good circumstances, for he was a landholder and "man of distinction" 
before he left Rainforth for Xew England, and he brought with him to Dorchester 
a man-servant, as appears from the letter written him about the year 1646 by his 
old pastor, the Rev. James Wood, from Ashton, near Rainforth : "I pray you com- 

1 



mend me dearly to your sonn Robert, & to your man John Birchall, that went over 
with you fro our towen." 1 Edward began at once to take an important part in 
the public life of the Dorchester settlement, and served the town in various capaci- 
ties, including repeated terms as selectman, while his eldest son, Robert, moved to 
Boston and became a prominent merchant. The latter bought many tracts along 
the water-front, the deeds of which are recorded, and also received in 1655 from 
his father, Edward, a house and garden in Boston, recovered by law-suit. Robert 
left no descendants, and in all probability left the country soon afterwards for 
Galway in Ireland. 2 One of Edward's daughters, Elizabeth, married John Minot, 
from whom the American family of that name is descended. Edward's eldest son 
(after the departure of Robert) was John, who held the rank of Captain in the 
colonial forces, and whose grave-stone, in perfect condition, still stands in the old 
grave-yard at Upham's Corner, next that of his son. Ensign Edward. John, from 
whom all the Brecks of this branch are descended, was the son of Edward's second 
wife, Isabell, who was the widow of John Rigby. The loss of Edward's first wife, 
as well as of a son and a daughter, is referred to in the letter of the Rev. James 
Wood as follows: "but me thinkes my thoughts returne this Apollogie for my old 
frend, he is in sorrowe for his dear wife, for his sweet daughter, both which 1 
hear God hath of late taken vnto himselfe. So hopefull a sonne here, so gracious 
& sweet a wife & daughter there, cannot but lye closse to a tender father & loueing 
husband's hart." Edward Breck died in the year 1662, leaving an estate, the value 
of which ran into hundreds of pounds sterling, a large sum for his day, while bis 
son, Captain John, died in 1690, worth over £1350. From John descend the families 
of Breck, Minot, Parkman, Blake, Tuckerman, Denny, Shaw, Sturgis, and others 
prominent in the Colony. 



1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, ii. 255-260. Cf. v. 39fi-397; 
xi. 338. 

2 Because in an unrecorded deed there is mention of "Robert Breck of Galway in 
Ireland Merchant," it has been erroneously asserted that he was an Irishman. The 
statement that Edward Breck acted as servant to one Paddy is devoid of all proof, 
and is utterly impossible in the case of a man of his position, the incidents of whose 
life are well known. (See J. B. Cullen, Story of the Irish in Boston, 1SSJ9, p. 20; Journal 
of the American-Irish Historical Society. 1904, iv. ">fi.) 

2 




THE "BRECK CHAIR'. 

Brought from England in 1635 by Edward Breck. Carved with his 
initials. Rare and fine specimen of early Jacobean wainscot chair of oak. 
There were very few in Xew England, stools and forms being commonly 
used. Pedigree of Chair: — Edward Breck, John Breck, Robert Breck, his 
daughter Sarah Gott. her daughter Anna Brigham, her daughter Anna 
Davis, her son Jos. Davis, his son Geo. C. Davis, and his daughter, Miss 
Mary Louise Davis, Troy, X. Y., who now owns the Chair. 






It is significant of the degree of refinement obtaining among even the earliest 
pioneers of New England, that in the inventory of Edward Breck's estate occurs 
the mention of a bath-tub ; while the general culture of the period and place is 
proved by the large number of well written letters still extant. 

Among the latter none is more interesting than that against the Quakers. It 
is from the copy of the quarto pamphlet in the British Museum, London, 1 and forms 
but one-fifth of the pamphlet, the remainder being made up of the answer of the 
Quakers to Mr. Breck's accusations. It may be pointed out that Breck could not 
have known anything about the Quakers except through hearsay, since the first 
persons of that sect to tread Xew England soil were the women, Anne Austin and 
Mary Fisher, who arrived in 1656, a year after Breck's letter to his old friends at 
Rainforth was written. Since there can be no doubt that the colonists were well 
informed upon all such subjects as those of witchcraft and Quakerism, which they 
were sure to confound, it may be imagined into what a hostile atmosphere these 
two wretched women were plunged. Thrust into prison at once, they were then 
stripped and examined, and soon afterwards shipped off to Barbados. Mr. James 
Bowden 2 opines that it was a happy thing for Austin and Fisher that no abnormal 
feature, such as a mole, was found on their bodies ; but the letter of Edward Breck 
shows us that it was not natural physical features that were sought, but rather some- 
thing in the nature of the .'silk thred" that was found on the woman of Bristol, 
the story of which was no doubt as familiar to the majority of Massachusetts citi- 
zens as to Mr. Breck. As Edward Breck died in 1662. he saw only the beginnings 
of the persecution of both the Quakers and the alleged witches, which in a few 
vears reached such a tragic climax. 



1 There are copies in the Library of Congress, John Carter Brown Library, and 
Watkinson Library. The last secured the Brinley copy (Brinley Catalogue, i. 65). 
Mr. Frederick L. Gay also owns a copy. 

2 History of the Society of Friends in America, i. 35. 

Parish Register of Present. Lancashire, reaches back only a few years previous 
to 16C0. Contains the names of two daughters of "Robt. Brecke." both apparently 
named Jane, one of whom was buried in 1603 and the other in 1607 at "Raynforth" 
(now Rainford). Robert was the father of the first American Edward, who 

called his eldest son after him. 

5 



Early mention of name Breck. The will of Oliver Ledelmre, Chantr. priest at 
Tichborne, Southampton, 1513, contains the following words: "Item: lego domino 
Johanne Breke Breck xij d." The name is twice written, the second time as if in 
correction. The use of the word dominus means that this Breck was of superior 
station. As a rule the Brecks were north of England people. 

In Lipscom's "History of Buckinghamshire" it is recorded that Robert Breche 
(Brecke) was rector of Waddesdon, presented 6 Sept. 1366 by Hugh Earl of Devon. 
Still earlier is a mention, in Woodward's "History of Hampshire," of William 
de Breche who, with others, was appointed to hold an inquisition at Selborne in 
1274-5, to decide certain claims of one Adam Gurdon. Here again we have the 
name used with the article de. 

Edward Brecke, useful Citizen. 1653, the Mass. General Court ordered E. 
Brecke and five others to be "prudentiall men" of Nashaway, to see to all allot- 
ments, etc., and to advise the Court when it might be "meete to give them full 
liberties of a township, according to lawe." 

Capt. John Breck (b. 1651): 1679, "Ye elder & two Deacons & John Breck" 
were appointed a Committee to fix the salary of Mr. Flint, the clergyman. 

Susanna Clapp was probably John's wife, as the date of her birth, 1648, allows 
it and there is no other mention of her marriage in the Clapp genealogy. 

From the records of the First Church: "Me(morandutn), ye 6, (16)87 Bro. 
John Wales did Vollentaryly make Confession of his sin of being overtaken in 
drinking to excess on a training day at John B reek's house, being ye day yt he 
(sd Breck) did accept of his commission to be Captin." 

A good deal of drinking was done by the more well-to-do of the early colonists 
on festive occasions. In 1628 "aquavite" and "Spanish wyne" was already being 
imported. 

Rev. Robert Breck (See page 200 of "Breck Family") : took first honors in 
his class at Harvard in 1730 at the age of 17. (Green's "History of Springfield".) 
"The rising young men of the valley were Breck and Edwards (Jonathan)." . . . 
"Breck brought the religion of Springfield through the revolutionary period, and 
opened the way to modern ideas. . . . Scholars have since bowed to the genius of 
Edwards, but the people live the principles of Breck." 

6 




SIDE-VIEW OF "BRECK CHAIR." 



Jonathan Edwards opposed Breck, and fate willed it that Breck should give 
the casting vote that ousted Edwards from his Northampton parish. Robert Breck 
did not like Whitefield, the Methodist, and did not favor "revivals" in religion. 

In regard to Robert's "taking first honors" on his graduation, while it is quite 
possible that he was a good scholar, it has been pointed out by the antiquarian, 
.Mr. Albert Matthews, editor of the Harvard "College Books." that the students, 
previous to 1773. were catalogued, not according to scholarship, but the social sta- 
tion of their fathers. Finding Robert Breck's name near the head of the list, Mr. 
Green took for granted that he graduated with "first honors. ' As a matter of fact 
the Harvard career of this ancestor, though he became a very eminent man, was 
somewhat stormy. The old records show the following incidents : 

"Sept. 12, 1727. Richardson senr., Parker, Breck were publickly admon- 
ish' d in ye Hall, for drinking Rum ( forbidden by ye College Laws) in ye 
College in Richardson's chamber, & for making disorderly noises in ye College 
at or near midnight. . . . Richardson being most guilty . . . was cblig'd to make 
a confession in ye Hall, was call'd forth from his seat while 'twas read, and 
he was fined five shillings. The others . . . stood in yr places, & receiv'd ye 
admonition, and were punished three shillings a piece, but not oblig'd to make 
a publick confession." 

"Mar. 29, 1729. The same day 'twas agre'd by ye President & Tutors, & 
Math. Professor, yt a general Admonition & warning should be given to ye 
Scholars against playing at Cards, whereof many of them were guilty of late; 
& yt Richardson Senr., Stoddard, Sprague, Breck, should be named in particular. 

These admonitions were given in ye Hall the same day in the evening 
(being Saturday) between singing & prayer. Those who had won any thing 
at Cards, were directed to restore it. All were Inform'd, yt if for ye future 
any were found guilty of playing Cards, yy should lie dealt with according to 
ye severity of ye Laws." 

Such conduct could not but be distasteful to so upright and scholarly a man 
as his father, the revered minister of Marlboro, and in May of the same year. 1729, 
young Robert was removed from college; but continued his studies under his 
father to such advantage that, at the latter's request, the "President & Fellows" of 
Harvard College, on account of "his studious, blameless behaviour in his recess 
from ye College." granted him his first degree on June 11, 1730. 

9 



Robert was still in residence at Harvard in 1734, as the "Corporation Records" 
show that "Mr. Robert Breck" enjoyed "Madam Saltonstall's Donation" for that 
year, in May of which he preached his first sermon at Springfield. This means 
that he was studying theology at the College. It is very likely that the rumor of 
his early piccadillos at Harvard occasioned part of the opposition to his election 
to the pastorate at Springfield. (See page 200, "Breck Family".) 

Samuel Breck, brother of the preceding, was made a scholar on the Hollis 
Foundation in 1739, and in 1742 received six pounds from the Col. Fitch legacy for 
those "of good capacity for the work of the Ministry." 

Robert Breck, grandson of Robert of Springfield : "Oct. 6, 1776 a Committee 
of the House made a report recommending that a depot of ammunition be estab- 
lished at Northampton, to be under the care of Robert Breck. In this 'magosene* 
were 'two tons of Gun Powder, Six tuns of leaden Ball and Eight thousand Flints, 
together with three Hundred fire Arms.' " 

Jonathan Breck (p. 49, "Breck Family") : In the eldest line of Dorchester. 

Served in the Revolutionary army at 18 years. Was "ruddy complexion, height 5 ft. 
8 in." He is erroneously called "Brick" in the work, "Massachusetts in the Revolu- 
tion." In those days, and previously, the pronunciation of brick and Breck were 
apparently nearly alike. The phrase, "brecks and morter" has been found in the 
letters of that period. 

Samuel Breck (b. Boston, 1747.) Vol. 3 of the publications of the "Bostonian 
Society" has a reference (p. 84) to "Mr. Breck, a thriving merchant," who built 
and resided in the "beautiful, large square house occupying all the ground between 
Winter Street and Hamilton Place, having a garden around it, laid out in the Eng- 
lish style, with box-bordered beds of lovely flowers, and surrounded by a brick 
wall three feet high." During the British occupation of Boston Earl Percy resided 
in this mansion. Mr. Breck was the official representative of the French govern- 
ment. 



10 





rO\r~ L/r_ri rAJKJL 

y bOdv ' cap* 



HA HI U 
/ 17. Dy 



'/Vr V* 




CAPT. JOHX BRECK'S GRAVESTONE 

Of English slate in perfect condition. Stands with that of his son, 
Ensign Edward, in the North Burying Place ( Upham's Corner) at Dor- 
chester, Mass. Xo trace of first Edward's gravestone. 



INDEX. 



Explanations. — Where the surname is Breck, or Brick, this index is of Christian names 
-only. Names of places are indexed sufficiently for practical reference only. Wives are indexed 
by both maiden and married names. A star ( * ) indicates that the appendix is also referred to. 
The reference is to the numbers in " the running numbers for reference only," except where 
p. indicates page. These numbers are also used in the appendix. When no state is given, the 
place is in Massachusetts. 



A 




Aaron VI. 1210 

Aaron VII. 1770 

Aaron VIII. 1774 

Abbie L VIII. 3453 

Abby VIII. 3325 

Abbv A 1630 

Abigail IV. 3023 

Abigail V. 171 

Abigail V. 3046 

Abigail 3112 

Abigail VI. *708 

Abigail C 3260 

Abigail J 8112 

Abigail K 1120 

Ackley, Annie E 1960 

Acklev, Charles B IX. 1522 

Ackley, Gabrilla J. du P IX. 1518 

Acklev, Helen L IX. 1521 

Ackley, H. M 1516 

Ackley, Josephine Mackenzie VIII. 1516 

Ackley, Mary E IX. 1519 

Ackley, Samuel B IX. 1517 

Ada B 2040 

Ada Kinsman 3730 

Adams, C. J 865 

Adams, Dolly 1360 

Adams, Ezekiel 3380 

Adams, John Q 1360 

Adams, Lydia 202 

Adams, Maria B VII. 3383 

Adams, Marion A 2110 

Adams, Mary D VII. 865 

Adams, William, Rev 690 

Adams, William T p. 232 

Adelaide VIII. 1266 

Agassiz, Alexander 568 

Agassiz, Anna R IX. 568 

Agassiz, George Russell X. 569 

Agassiz, Maximillian X. 571 

Agassiz, Pauline 624 

Agassiz, Rodolph L X. 572 

Agnes VIII. 1525 

Albert P VIII. 3595 

Albion, Maine 1247 

Alden, Frank 3672 

Alden, Mary Elizabeth IX. 3672 

Alexander K IX. 3732 

Alfred H VII. 3620 

Alfreds VIII. 1773 

Alice IX. 2032 

Alice A 1670 

Alice Cushing IX. 1881 

Alice Foster 150 

Alice P IX. 3701 

Alice Ware VIII. 3554 

Allen, Betsey Jane VII. 3396 



Allen, Charles VIII. 

Allen, Clarissa 

Allen, Elizabeth 

Allen, Ethan, Gen 

Allen, James, Rev 

Allen, Jane E 

Allen, Julia B 

Allen, Mary VIII. 

Allen, Paul W 

Allen, Sarah H 

Allen, Thomas 

Allen, Thomas, Rev 

Allen, W VIII. 

Allen Yales VII. 

Alpha VI. 

Alston, Mass 

Amabel 

Amasa VI. 

Amelia VII. 

Amelia IX. 

Amelia J VIII. 

Ames, James Barr 

Ames, Sarah S R IX. 

Amoy, China 

Amos Ware VII. 

Amy VI. 

Amy VII. 

Amy A VIII. 

Amsterdam, Holland 

Anchorage, Kentucky -J 

Andover 

Anderson, Margaret 

Anderson, Mary A 

Andress, Matilda W 

Andrew VIII. 

Andrews, Benjamin i 

Andrews, Hannah j 

Andrews, John 

Angelette J 

Angelica, New York 

Angeline M VIII. 

AngelineS VIII. 

Angell, Alice E 

Angell, Edward B IX. 

Angell, Ephriam G IX. 

Angell, Henry H 

Angell, Jennie C IX. 

Angell, Jennie P X. 

Angell, Julia A 

Angell, Lucia E IX. 

Angell, Phebe P VIII. 

Ann V. 



3398 

1140 

820 

820 

40 

3396 

3189 

3399 

3396 

40 

820 

1140 

3397 

*1700 

3121 

3286 

2080 

*3320 

2001 

1105 

576 

576 

1656 

3550 

3131 

834 

1312 

697 

p. 236 

1591 

799 

305 

1580 

3530 

3650 

p. 205 

600 

p. 213 

690 

p. 205 

1400 

(1171 

Inoo 

1672 
1673 
1J2-; 
1225 
1223 
1224 
1227 
1229 
1224 
1226 
1224 
161 



11 



INDEX 



Ann V. 183 

Ann vr. 754 

Ann VII. 3321 

Ann VII. 3387 

Ann VII. 3432 

Ann F 1840 

Ann M VIII. 3593 

Ann Patteshall 100 

Anna IV. 123 

Anna VI. 3088 

Anna. VII. 3271 

Anna C 1160 

Anna C 3720 

Anna D 1432 

AnnaE VIII. 1512 

Anna E 1960 

Anna E 2090 

Anna F VIII. 1427 

Anna L VII. 956 

Anna E VII. 3590 

Anna E VIII. 3641 

Anna J VII [. 3640 

Anna Maria VIII. 1272 

Anna M VIII. 3521 

Anna P VIII. 1544 

AnnaS 870 

Anna Perkins VIII. 3452 

Annah VIII. 1452 

Anne V. 483 

Annie A VIII. 1571 

Annie A 1570 

Annie H 2120 

Annie M VII. 3607 

Annie M 1023 

Annie P 3370 

Anthony, Mollie 1910 

Antigo, Wis 1930 

Antoinette 1390 

Autonie W 1833 

Arba VII. 3440 

Aristena A VIII. 1701 

Asahel VI. 3390 

Ascutneyville, N. H 1430 

Ashburnham -j 3 °^ 

Ashfield 3225 

Ashley, Ohio 875 

Ashmead, Annie 1570 

fp. 178 

Ashton, England ■< 179 

( 252 

Ashton-under-Lyne, Eng 11, p. 178, 179, 251 

Aspinwall, Anna VIII. 957 

Aspinwall, Anna IX. 966 

Aspinwall, Anna L VII. 956 

Aspinwall, Bessie 963 

Aspinwall, Cornelia 961 

Aspinwall, Emily VIII. 1002 

Aspinwall, George IX. 964 

Aspinwall, Harriette 958 

Aspinwall, Harry IX. 964 



Aspinwall, Helen L VIII. 1003 

Aspinwall, Jane B VII. 998 

Aspinwall, Jaue M VIII. 978 

Aspinwall, John VIII. 963 

Aspinwall, John VIII. j™ .^ 

Aspinwall, John L -j *?^ 

Aspinwall, Julia 963 

Aspinwall, Julia 1001 

Aspinwall, Kate VIII. 974 

Aspinwall, Laura P IX. j ]2^ 

Aspinwall, Lloyd VIII. *958 

Aspinwall, Lloyd IX. 961 

Aspinwall, Lloyd X. 962 

Aspinwall, Lloyd, Major X. p. 221 

Aspinwall, Louis IX. 965 

Aspinwall, Louisa VIII. 967 

Aspinwall, William VIII. 999 

Aspinwall, William II -j ,,,.„ 

Aspinwall, William II IX. 959 

Aspinwall, Woolsey IX. 965 

Atchison, Kan 894 

Atherton, H p. 172 

Atkinson, Charles F VIII. 418 

Atkinson, Emily M VIII. 419 

Atkinson, Francis P VIII. 422 

Atkinson, Sarah C VII. 417 

Atkinson, Susan VIII. 422 

Atkinson, William P 417 

Auburn, N. Y 294 

Auburndale 2000 

Augusta VIII. 1707 

Augusta, Maine 351, 1320, 3391, 3600 

Augusta W 3690 

Augustus VII. 3590 

Augustus Ford VIII. 1622 

Aurora, Ind 1024 

Auster City, N. V 1224 

Austin, Sarah 606 

Austin, Texas 2010 

Avis, John 184 

Avis, Rebeckah V. 184 

Avis, Samuel 184 

Ayer, Alton E TX. 1248 

Ayer, Charles B IX. 1246 

Ayer, Edward B IX. 1247 

Ayer, Eliza A 1248 

Ayer, George E IX. 1251 

Ayer, George W 1245 

Ayer, Henry L IX. 1252 

Ayer, HoratioS 1249 

Ayer, Margaret B VIII. 1245 

Ayer, Margaret B X. 1249-3 

Ayer, Mary R IX. 1249 

Ayer, Nathan C X. 1249-2 

Ayer, Nementhis E 1252 

Ayer, Sophia T 1246 

Ayer, William R X. 1249-1 



B 



Babcock, R. Annettee 644 

Bachelder, Abigail 836 

Bachelder, Carlos L 3531 

Bachelder, Helen L 848 

Bachelder Louise E VIII. 3531 

Bacon, Harriette B IX. 1131 

Bacon, William S 1131 

Badcock, Robert p. 172 

Bailey, Emmeline 3550 

Baird, Alexander 1027 



Baird, Bettie B VIII. 1027 

Baker, Abigail H 3312 

Baker, Cynthia A VII. 3312 

Baker, Edward T VIII. 3314 

Baker, Frederick J VIII. 3313 

Baker, Joel 3312 

Baker, John 490 

Baker, Julia A VIII. 3315 

Baker, Mary Davis 490 

Baker, Moses E VIII. 3317 



INDEX 



111 



Baker, Sarah B VIII. S316 

Baker, Thomas J 3312 

Baldwin, Helen C 802 

Baldwin, Helen T VII. 799 

Baldwin, J. M 799 

Baldwin, Mary R 1730 

Baldwin, Melvin C VIII. 802 

Baldwin, Wesley M IX. 803 

Baldwin, William M VIII. 801 

Ballston, N. Y 1220 

t, u- , fJ fl640 

Baltimore, Md -j jggg 

Bangor, Me 737 

Barber, Amy A VIII. 1312 

Barber, Caroline C VII. 1171 

Barber, Jessie E IX. 1313 

Barber, J. Jay 1312 

Barber, Joseph 1171 

Barclay, Ada 2040 

Barker, Lydia 236 

Barlow, Charles L X. 553 

Barlow, Ellen S IX. 551 

Barlow, Francis C 551 

Barlow, Louisa S X. 554 

Barlow, Robert S A. 552 

Barnes, Sabra Ann 3550 

■o S 3062 

Barre J3260 

Barrett, Anne J. (Eddy) 2ou0 

Barrett, Caroline J 2000 

Barrett, Samuel 2000 

Barry town, N. Y j 998 

Barstow, Susanna P. M VI. 223 

Barstow, Wilson, Capt 223 

Bartlett VII. 3301 

Bartlett, Dwight 3217 

Bartlett, Mary E. C VIII. 3217 

Bass, Edward *91 

Bass, Elizabeth IV. *91 

Bass, Joseph ... *91 

Bass, Mercy P p. 190 

Bass, Sarah B p .190 

Bates, Mr p. 171 

(1723 

Bath, N. Y < 1722 

1,1720 

Bean, Carrie E. G IX. 3484 

Bean, Charles L 3484 

Bean, Edwins X. 3487 

Bean, Frank L X. 3485 

Bean, Hannah 1430 

Bean, Philip L X. 3486 

Beaufort, S. C 977 

Bedinger, E. W., Rev {£" |jg 

Beebe, Amelia VIII. ' 816 

Beebe, Eliza J. S 814 

Beebe, Eliza M VII. 812 

Beebe, Elizabeth B VI. 809 

Beebe, George B Vir. 814 

Beebe, Harriette M VIII. *815 

Beebe, Maria VII. 813 

Beebe, Richard j™> 

Beebe, Richard VII. 811 

Belcher, Alethena 463 

Belcher, Desire 463 

Belcher, William, Capt 463 

Belle VIII. 1601 

Bellevue, Idaho 1390 

Be'lingham 493 

Bellwood Academy p. 236 

Bendall.F.G.... {£ Jg 

Benicia.Cal 1550 



Benjamin VIII. 1306 

Benjamin Dunton VII. 1270 

Bennett, John 723 

Benoni V. 3052 

Bent, Alice Maria VIII. 3421 

Bent, Allen 3419 

Bent, Allen H VIII. 3422 

Bent, Sarah B VII. 3419 

Bentley, Alexander IX. 913 

Bentley, Cogswell IX. 912 

Bentley, Harold IX. 914 

Bentley, Martha B VIII. 911 

Bentley, S. D 9' I 

Berkley, Cal 16*. 

Bethiah III. 301;. 

Betsey VI. 679 

Betsey Carpenter 3390 

Betsey D 3440 

Betsey D VIII. 3448 

Betsey Jane VII. 3396 

Betsey Jane VIII. 3466 

Betsey Jane VIII. 346S 

Betsey Snow 3390 

Bettie Ford 1620 

BettieLee VIII. 1627 

Betts, Lizzie W 1920 

Betty VI. 3113 

Beverly 1145 

Beviaha VIII. 1307 

Bicknell, 474 

Bicknell, Susanah P VI. 474 

Bigelow, Calvin 3197 

Bigelow, Catherine S 423 

Bigelow, Eliza B VIII. 3199 

Bigelow, JaneStebbins 356 

Bigelow, Lucy D VII. 3197 

Bigelow, Warren D VIII. 3198 

Big Plain, 874 

Billerica 1316 

Birchall, John p. 378 

Bishop, First Episcopal 91 

Bixby, Almira IX. 3446 

Bixby, John L IX. 3444 

Bixby, Mary IX. 3447 

Bixby, MaryG VIII. 3443 

Bixby, William 3443 

Bixby, William N IX. 3445 

Blackman, Benjamin 51 

Blackman, Benjamin IV. 61 

Blackman, Eliphalet IV. 59 

Blackman, Elizabeth IV. 53 

Blackman, George. IV. 55 

Blackman, Hepzibah IV. 57 

Blackman, Jemima III. 51 

Blackman, Jemima IV. 56 

Blackman, Keziah IV. 52 

Blackman, Mary IV. 58 

Blackman, Susan IV. 54 

Blake, (dau.) VIII. 382 

Blake, (dau.) VIII. 382 

Blake, (dau.) VIII. 383 

Blake, (son) VIII. 383 

Blake, Anna C 381 

Blake, Deborah VI. 751 

Blake, Edward VII. 379 

Blake, Edward, Jr 374 

Blake, Elizabeth W VII. 388 

Blake, Francis S. (Edward) VII. 384 

Blake, Hannah T VII. 378 

Blake, James, Elder p. 188 

Blake, James H VII. 386 

Blake, John P VII. 385 

Blake, Mary A VII. 389 

Blake, Mary A. W 386 

Blake. Samuel P VII. 381 

Blake, Sarah P VI. 374 



IV 



INDEX 



.VII. 
.VII. 



.VI. 



375 
387 
751 
172 
172 
271 
271 
1330 
1441 
1038 
1038 
873 
1129 
3081 
841 
397 
459 
459 



Blake, Sarah R 

Blake, Susanna P 

Blake, W 

Blake, Wm. Sr 

Blake, Wm 

Blakely, George . 

Blakely, Susan T.... vlii - 

Blanchard, Mary A 

Blanche, Morgan 

Blanton, J. Irvine . 

Blanton, Sallie A..... viu - 

Blendon, Conners O 

Bliss, Ellen E 

Blood, Sarah 

Boardman, Eliza F 

Boit, Julia 

Bordman, Anna S •• 

Bordman, Jas. Free' aii d.... ........ 

Boston, 40, 80, 100 160 P 167 P 205, 221, 289, 
396 423 533, 6/0, 690, iM, ooo, J ™'°'4"' 
1070 11 10 1145 1231, 1290,1380, 1450,1870, 
S 1880' 2110, 2120, 2130, 3144, 3197, 3419 

j tj 1. XT T l' UU 

1221 

1170 

166 

166 

p. 240 

3193 

1874 

1875 

1873 

1873 

592 

3407 

1530 

236 

, 198 

,200 

1590 

1590 



Brimsmead, Wm., Rev. 
Bristol, England 

Bristol, Penna 

Bristol, R. I 



Brodhead, Lucas 

Brodhead, Sallie W VIU 

Brodhead, Wis 

Brookfield, North 



Bound Brook, N. J., 

Bovina, N. Y 

Bowen, Elizabeth 

Bowles, Mary C 

Bowles, William 

Bowman, C. T 

Boyden, Roxa ...... 

Brackett, Caroline R. .. 
Brackett, Charles H. B 
Brackett, Frances E. B 

Brackett, Wm. G .... 

Bramwell, Carolines. 

Brandon, Vt 

Brandvwine, Pel 

Branford, Conn 



.VI. 



.X. 
.X. 

.IX. 



1p 



Breck Controversy 

Breckenridge, Mrs. M. F.......... 

fectSf0^±^:S 1^1690, 2030 

Brewer, Daniel, (Rev) ip.203 

f ' 190 
Brewer, Eunice 



Brewer, Madame... 

Brick, Madam 

Bridgeport, Conn 

Bridgewater 



{ p. 201 

p. 201 

80 

1920 

f 1380 

\1650 

1709 

1140 

253 



Bridgewater, Pa 

Bridgman, Electa 

Briggs, Nancy Adams 

Brigham, Anna ■ 

Brigham, AnnaS..... 45g 

Brigham, Anna b. P „,- 

Brigham, Dexter Jr 4 " 8 

Brigham, Elijah 461 

Brigham, Elijah • .,_ 

Brigham', Elizabeth ^ I- Jg 

Brigham, Hannah A. K 2g7 

Brigham, Levi, Col 461 

Brigham, Mary B.. 461 

Brigham, Nancy 1 mT 39? 

Brigham, Rockwood *'"• » 

Brigham, Samuel.... ■ % 

Brigham, Samuel, Dr i- m 

Brigham, Samuel Jr Tf „„- 

Brigham, Susan E *" ■ m 

Brigham, Susanna ■ 9(57 

Brigham, Susanna j r , 

lr!&^ ri ! b ::::::::::"::"^'^o, am, 2120 

Brimfieid, Ohio 



Brookline 

Brooks, Almon.Dr 

Brooks, Harriet 

Brooks, Mary R v lu 

Brown, Anna E 

Brown, Emily 

Brown, Frances A 

Brown, Hannah 

Brown. Kate 

Brown, Kezia •• 

Brown, Nementhis E 

Brown, William 

Bryant, Sophia 

Buck, Hannah 

Buckingham, Duke of 

Buffington, Annie K 1A - 

Buffington, Charles 

Bullard, Almira YJ 1 . 

Bullard, Amy B N l - 

Bullard, Emma F 

Bullard, Harriet *"■ 

Bullard, Harriet P N u - 

Bullard, John Rev 

Bullard, John 

Bullard, Joseph D Vlii. 

Bullard, Joseph W 

Bullard, Leonard 

Bullard, Leonard V". 

Bullard, Louella E ' 111 - 

Bullard, Mary G.... 

Bullard, Pearllee D v J '• 

Bullard, Sarah. _ 

Bullard, Sewall H xiu - 

Bulson, Albert E 

Bulson, Glen Allen •*■ 

Kulson, Florence I vaii. 

Bulson, Flossie A ^ v - 

Bunker Hill 

Burbank, Allie K 

Burdenville, Kans 

Burdwell, Baxter... 

Burdwell, Caroline C N lu - 

Burkett, Mary A.... 

Burnham, Elvira P ^ lu - 

Burnham, Henry 

Burr, Martha...... „ 

Burrison, Abbie L X ■•■•"■ 

Burrison, Annie L £. 

Burrison, Charles (i ' v - 

Burrison, Dine King 

Burrison. Edna M •£• 

Burrison, Fannie K Al 

Burrison, Frances I. D 

Burrison, Hattie C 

Burrison, Henry K ' A - 

Burrison, Henry T £■ 

Burrison, Mary K *. 

Burrison, Nellie T *■ 

Burrison, Olive K ;\; 

Burrison, Samuel G 

Burrison, Samuel K 

Burrison, Willie 

Burroughs, Sarah A 

Burt, Mrs. Mary 

Bush, Mary 

Bustleton, Pa 



p. 191 
766 

J 950 
1977 
3320 
1597 
1597 
1782 
3286 
( 723 
1 746 
1025 
2020 
, 1025 
737 
1810 
1870 
186 
367 
226 
1252 
226 
1420 
577 
p. 211 
3083 
3083 
3134 
3131 
3183 
3132 
3177 
1290 
3170 
3183 
3174 
3131 
3133 
3178 
3174 
3176 
1290 



.IX. 
X. 



3182 

17S2 
1784 
1782 
1783 
1110 
781 
734 
3216 
3216 
845 
3502 
3502 
890 
3453 
3461 
3457 
3454 
3456 
3463 
3462 
3462 
3462 
3465 
3458 
3455 
3464 
3454 
3453 
3459 
3360 
228 
461 
950 



INDEX 



Butler, Mary 3158 

Butts, Elizabeth III. 63 

Butts, Elizabeth IV. 66 

Butts, Nathaniel 63 



Butts, Richard IV. 64 

Butts, Samuel IV. 65 

Butts, Susanna IV. 67 



c 



Cabot, Sarah 416 

Cady, Lauter, Rev 3570 

Cady, Lucia L 3570 

Caldwell, Sallie 311 

( 345 
California < 1850 

(1851 

Calvin V. 3048 

Calvin. D. C, Hon 1990 

Cambridge 3135,&c. 

| 1050 
Canton, Miss < 1052 

( 1380 

Capen, Elizabeth 3164 

(p. 173 

Capen, John ■{ 182 

( 183 

Capen, John, Dea p. 185 

Capen, John, Lieut p. 185 

Capen, Jobn, Senr p. 185 

Capen, Sergt p. 172 

Capron, Helen S 802 

Caroline VIII. 3604 

Caroline C VII. 1171 

Caroline J 2000 

Caroline M VIII. 3492 

Carpenter, Betsey 3390 

Carrie E. E 1900 

Carrie W IX. 1862 

Carroll, Ohio 1360 

Carter, Eliza A 3600 

Carter, Martha R VIII. 1598 

Carter. Thomas F 1598 

Catherine VII. 996 

Catherine VII. 3332 

Catherine VIII. 1524 

Catherine D 950 

Catherine!! VIII. 1574 

Catlin, Julia A 1224 

Celestina VIII. 1308 

Chamberlain, Dianthe 1670 

{1 '97 
1228 

Champney, Mary p. 203 

Chapin, Alice K 781 

Chapin, D p. 202 

Chapin, Evelina VII. 774 

Chapin, Hannah W 3470 

Chapin, John p. 202 

Chapin, Jonathan 773 

Chapin, Jonathan VIT. 776 

Chapin, Joseph C VII. 778 

Chapin, Margaret M 778 

Chapin, Mary VII. 775 

Chapin, Mary M VII. 777 

Chapin, Mary M VIII. 779 

Chapin, Mercy B VI. 773 

Chapin, Seward B VIII. 781 

Charles VI. *697 

Charles VII. *1330 

Charles : VIII. 1305 

Charles VIII. 1543 

Charles A VIII. 2050 

Charles A IX. 3691 

Charles A VIII. 3740 

Charles Cheever VII. 3540 

Charles Cheever VIII. 3553 



f 1540 

Charles, D. D VII.-< p. 177 

(p. 206 

Charles duPont VIII.] ^ 

Charles duPont IX. 1951 

Charles E VIII. 1850 

Charles E. C VIII. 1880 

Charles Edwin VIII. 3730 

Charles F. G IX. 1894 

Charles G VIII. 1920 

Charles H., Judge 700 

Charles H VII. 1620 

Charles H VIII. 1623 

Charles H IX. 2110 

Charles H IX. 1802 

Charles H X. 2112 

Charles H VIII. 3594 

Charles H. B VIII. 1S70 

Charles J VIII. 1990 

Charles J IX. 1993 

Charles P VII. 1490 

Charles R VIII. 1970 

Charles R IX. 1871 

Charles R IX. 1972 

Charles W IX. 2052 

Charlestown p. 167 

Charlestown, S. C 1570 

Charlotte VI. 3213 

Charlotte E VIII. 1653 

Chatfield, E. A 1691 

Chatfield, Eliza M VIII. 1691 

Chatham, N. Y 1220 

Chauncey p. 201 

Chauncey, Catharine p. 203 

Chauncey, Charles p. 211 

Cheever, Polly 3300 

Chesterman. Eliza 723 

f 393 
Chelsea ■{ 722 

(1660 

Chester, England p. 251 

Chester Hill, N. Y 922 

(1025 
Chicago, 111 ■{ 1217 

(1219 

Child, Hattie 3462 

China, Me 1230, 1245 

Chinese Camp. Cal 1460 

Chippeway, Minn p. 235 

Choate, Alice D VIII. 1149 

Choate, Elizabeth B VIII. 1146 

Choate, Eliza M VII. 1145 

Choate, Hon. F. W 1145 

Choate, Grace F VITI. 1152 

Choate, Theodore B VIII. 1151 

Church, Andrew J 3352 

Church, Charles L VIII. 3353 

Church Covenant p. 170 

Church, Eleanor M VII. 3352 

Church, Elizabeth W VII. 3225 

Church, Ida L 3353 

Church, Waldo E VIII. 3354 

Church, Seth 3225 

Cipperly, Charlotte A VTII. 805 

Cipperly, Clark IX. 806 

Cipperly, J, A 805 



VI 



INDEX 



Clap, Edward i P- \H 

Clap, Dea p. 172 

Clap, Rev p. 200 

Clap, Roger p. 167, 168, 171, 172, 173 

Clap, Samuel p. 188 

Clapham, England 373 

Clara 3650 

Clara Anna VIII. 1436 

Claremont, N. H....670, 672, 930, 1430, 1460, 1490 

Clarissa VI. 711 

Clarissa 1680 

Clarissa A 1140 

Clarissa S 1340 

Clark, Elkanah j P- J|l 

Clark, Eunice VI. 822 

Clark, Increase 822 

Clark, Juliette 1320 

Clark, Solomon, Rev p. 173 

Clark, Thomas p. 171 

Clark, William p. 172 

Clarke, Edward T 1376 

Clarke, Samuel 820 

Clarke, Sarah VIII. 1376 

Clarke, Sara Jane 75 

Clay, Henry p. 224 

Cleveland, Ohio 875, 878, 1171, 1709 

Cleavelaud, Polly 3250 

Cleve, Mary 1194 

Clinton, Me 1812 

Clintonville, N. Y 1360 

Clothing p. 174 

Clotilda VII. 1307 

CoatsofArms p. 2-16 

Cobb, Sarah L VIII. 1177 

Cobb, Sylvanus 1177 

Coffin, Charles P 424 

Coffin, Grace P VIII. 424 

Coffin, Francis P IX. 425 

Coffin, Mary B IX. 427 

Coffin, Miriam IX. 426 

Cogan, Mr p. 167 

Cogswell, Francis H VIII. 918 

Cogswell, Margaret P VIII. 917 

Cogswell, Martha VII. 909 

Cogswell, Martha Burr VIII. 911 

Cogswell, Mary A VIII. 915 

Cogswell, William F 909 

Cogswell, William N VIII. 916 

Collicut, Richard j p> |^ 

Colliteau, Edward 187 

Colliteau, Sybella 187 

College graduates p. 175 

Colston, Fannie 1430 

Columbus, O 1312 

Comee, Sarah 3400 

Comfort VI. 3098 

Como, 111 892 

Conant, Caroline VIII. 3216 

Conant, Edward VIII. 3218 

Conant, Lyman 3215 

Conant, Mary E VIII. 3217 

Conant, Theodore VIII. 3219 

Conant, Emma W VII. 3215 

{399 
391 

Converse 266 

Converse, Hannah B VI. 266 

Converse, Julius, Lieut. Col p. 243 

Cook, Rev {P-f°° 

Cooledge, J. T 429 

Cooledge, Katherine P IX. 432 

Cooledge, Katheri ue S VIII. 429 



Cooledge, Mary IX. 431 

Cooledge, Louise IX. 433 

Cooledge, John T IX. >134 

Cooley, Elizabeth 480 

Coolidge, ElenoraR 635 

Coolidge, Elisha 218 

Coolidge, Mary C VI. 218 

Cooper, Rev | p - ^ 

Copp'sHill {JjO 

Cordelia H 2060 

Cordner, Caroline H VII. 435 

Cordner, Caroline P VIII. 438 

Cordner, Elizabeth P VIII. 437 

Cordner, Mary A VIII. 436 

Cordner, John, Rev 435 

Cornell, Arnold E 879 

Cornell, E. B 875 

Cornell, Elbert B 878 

Cornell, (dau.) X. 881 

Cornell, Governor p. 22ft 

Cornell, Mary C IX. 878 

Cornish, N. H |^|* 

Covington, Ky 1652 

Cowper, William P p. 211 

Cramer, Anna 1160 

Cranbury, Lord p. 193 

Crane, Abraham III. 17 

Crane, Barzillai 1650 

Crane, Benjamin 14 

Crane, Benjamin III. 15 

Crane, Elizabeth III. 18 

Crane, Helen A 645 

Crane, Israel III. 18 

Crane, Jacob III. 17 

Crane, John III. 16 

Crane, Jonathan III. 15 

Crane, Joseph III. 16 

Crane, Lvdia (Eddy) 1650 

Crane, Mary III. 19 

Crane, Susan W 1650 

C-t {*g 

Crimpton, Abigail 3046 

Crimpton, Reuben 3046 

Crittenden, John J p. 224 

Crocker, Catherine F IX. 1081 

Crocker, Caroline S IX. 1079 

Crocker, E.J 1177 

Crocker, Jane B VIII. 1078 

Crocker, Joseph D IX. 1082 

Crocker, Samuel 1078 

Crocker. Sarah L VIII. 1177 

Cruft, Abigail VI. 163 

Cruft, Ann V. 161 

Crult, Ann VI. 162 

fp. 197 
Cruft, Edward ■( 205 

( 219 

Cruft, Edward VI. 167 

Cruft, Elizabeth VI. 164 

Cruft, Foster 161 

Cruft, Hannah VI. 168 

Cruft, John VI. 165 

Cruft, Margaret VI. 164 

Cruft, Mary VI. 166 

Cruft, Marv VI. 168 

Cruft, Samuel B. Rev 167 

Cruft, Sarah VI. 165 

Crumb, Marion 1175 

Crow Wing, Minn 1550 

( 890 

Croydon, N. H < 930 

(3046 



INDEX 



Vll 



Cunningham, Ann 381 

Curtis, AnnaShaw IX. 535 

Curtis, Elizabeth B X. 537 

Curtis, Francis G X. 536 

Curtis, George W 535 

Curtis, Margaret 575 

Curtis, Mary D 836 

Curtis, Sarah Shaw X. 538 

Cushing, Cyrus VI. 219 

dishing, Doddridge VI. 217 

Cushing, George VI. 214 

Cushing, Hannah K 214 

dishing, Henry VI. 215 

Cushing, John VI. 213 

rushing, Julia D. K 213 

Cushing, Mary VI. 218 



Cushing, Rev. John 212 

Cushing, Sarah VI. 216 

Cushing, Sarah P V. 212 

Cushing, Sigourney 221 

Cushing, Thomas P VI. 221 

Custom, Singular p. 175 

Cutler, Abigail 3260 

Cutting, Eva X. 3479 

Cutting, Ina F X. 3481 

Cutting, Julia E.G IX. 3478 

Cutting, Ray X. 3482 

Cutting, Samuel 3478 

Cynthia Ann VII. 3312 

Cynthia Burr VII. 875 

Cynthiana, Ky 1038 



Daggett, Sophronia 

Dakin, Samuel 

Dakin, Sophia P VI. 

Danforth, J. H 

Danforth, J. H IX. 

Danforth, John, Rev 

Danforth, Mr i 

Danforth, Sarah J .' VIII. 

Daniel V. 

Daniel. V. 

Daniel V. 

Daniel VI. 

Daniel VII 

Daniel VIII. 

Daniel VIII. 

Daniel, Brewer V. 

Daniel, H VIII. 

Daniel, Mary 

Daniel, Rev V. 

Daniell, Arthur H VIII. 

Daniell, Charles H VIII. 

Daniell, Eliza VI. 

Daniell, Eliza VII. 

Daniell, Elijah B VII. 

Daniell, Jeremiah B VIII. 

Daniell, Joseph L VII. 

Daniell, Julia B 

Daniell, Lucy VII. 

Daniell, Lucy C VII. 

Daniell, Martha L VII. 

Daniell, Mira A VIII. 

Daniell, Paul, Deacon 

Daniell, Pearllee VII. 

Daniell, Roxa B 

Daniell, William B VIII. 

Daniels, Alma 

Daniels, Erwin A VIII. 

Daniels, Frederic M VIII. 

Daniels, Martha L VII. 

Daniels, Sally Ware 

Daniels, William 

Dargin, Ellen 

Dartmoor prison 

Daughter, (name unknown) IX. 

Daughter, (name unknown) IX. 

Davenport, Lydia 

David Comee VII. 

David T VIII. -j 

Davis, Anna VI. 

Davis, A. McF VIII. 

Davis, Charles H VIII. 

Davis, Edward B IX. 



1310 

206 

206 

1098 

1099 

p. 187 

p. 182 

187 

1098 

700 

3036 

3130 

*1020 

p. 238 

p. 239 

1580 

1599 

1612 

193 

1621 

3030 

*700 

3195 

3196 

3175 

3188 

3193 

3194 

3189 

3189 

3187 

3197 

3184 

3191 

3175 

3176 

3193 

3192 

3173 

3185 

3186 

3184 

3310 

3184 

3071 

721 

1803 

1831 

1350 

3630 

1611 

p. 239 

116 

p. 195 

1084 

1086 



D 

Davis, Helen E VIII. 1083 

Davis, Isaac VII. 116 

( 116 

Davis, Isaac, Deacon -< p. 195 

(p. 196 

Davis, Jane B VII. 1072 

Davis, Jane B VIIL 1078 

Davis, John {{ml 

Davis, John E VIII. 1085 

Davis, John, Govr VII. -j *j*| 

Davis, Joseph VII. 116 

Davis, Josephine VII. 1074 

Davis, Josephine VIII. 1075 

Davis, Mary 490 

Davis, Mary E 1085 

Daeis, Phinehas VII. 116 

Davis, Sylvia Jane 3530 

Davison, Abigail B 826 

Davison, Elizabeth 820 

Davison, Hannah 820 

Davison, James 820 

Dayley, Francis 1 3462 

Dean,Roxanna 1230 

Dearborn, Mary H 1800 

Deborah VI. 751 

Dedham, Mass 3311 

Deeth, Mary 3110 

DeGraff, Ohio 877 

D'Estraing, Count p. 211 

Denehew, Adelaide VIII. 1266 

Denehew, Adelaide J IX. 1268 

Denehew, Arthur IX. 1267 

Denehew, Thomas 1266 

Denio, Angeline S VIII. 1673 

Denio, C. B 167a 

Denio, J. B IX. 1674 

Denny, Aggie Alice IX. 323 

Denny, Anna Serena IX. 318 

Denny, Anna Sophia VII. 278 

Denny, Arthur Briggs VIII. 355 

Denny, Augusta M 289 

Denny, Augusta Maria VII. 353 

Denny, Caroline A 289 

Denny, Charles A VII. 356 

Denny, Charles B VIII. 357 

Denny, Charles F VIII. 366 

Denny, Charlotte VIII. 362 

Denny, Charlotte E VII. 364 

Denny, Charlotte S VI. 352 

1 O-TQ 

Denny, Christopher C -j gjg 

Denny, Cora J 282 

Denny, Edward Watson VII. 367 

Denny, Frances A 355 



Vlll 



INDEX 



Denny, George 

Denny, George K VIII. 

Denny, George P VII. 

Denny, Grace Ella IX. 

Denny, Grace L 

Denny, Helen P VIII. 

Denny, Henry R VIII. 

Denny, Henry R IX. 

Denny, Herbert E VIII. 

Denny, Herbert L VIII. 

Denny, James H., M. D VII. 

Denny, Jane S 

Denny, John Arthur VII. 

Denny, John T VIII. 

Denny, KateB 

Denny, Mary H VII. 

Denny, Nancy A 

Denny, Nathan Briggs VIII. 

Denny, Parkman T VIII. 

Denny, Robert B VII. 

Denny, Sarah Augusta VIII. 

Denny, Serena A 

Denny, Susan C IX. 

Denny, Susanna B VII. 

Denny, Theodore A VIII. 

Denny, Valeria K 

Denny, William R IX. 

Detroit, Mich 

Devine, K. C 

Devonshire, England 

Devotion, Rev 

Devotion, Ebenezer IV. 

Devotion, Ebenezer, Rev 

Devotion, Hannah 

Devotion, Hannah B III. 

Devotion, Lucy 

Devotion, Martha 

Devotion, Martha L 

Devotion, Samuel H 

DeWolf, B 

DeWolf, Harriette j 

Dexter, (dau) VIII. 

Dexter, (son) VIII. 

Dexter, (son) VIII. 

Dexter, (son) VIII. 



352 Dexter, Charles P , 375 

363 Dexter, Sarah R VII. 375 

354 Directory p. 172 

324 Dianthe 1070 

282 Dimmick, Betsey 3440 

358 Dimocke, Mr p. 169 

317 Dix, Mary 208 

321 Doe, O. W., Dr 2130 

281 Dorcetshire, England p. 165 

359 Dorchester, Annals of. p. 165 

368 Dorchester, Mass 1, 10. 50, 150, 3000, 3001 

356 Dorothy VI. 707 

371 tw«« 1 1230 

301 Dover 1 1270 

367 Dow, Helena 190 

369 Dow, Edward, Rev 119 

354 Dowding, Ann 180 

355 Dowding, Joseph 180 

282 Dowding, Sibella 180 

365 Dowse, (son) VIII. 3157 

283 Dowse, Caroline W VII. 3156 

317 Dowse, William 3156 

319 Dudley, Flora Helen IX. 1198 

316 Dudley, J. P., Dr 1196 

279 Dudley, L. L VIII. 1196 

365 Dudley, Mary Louise IX. 1197 

322 Duer IX. 1953 

1080 Duer, John K 1950 

p. 230 Duer, Mary 1950 

p. 165 Dunbar, Anna 1432 

P-201 Duncan, Mr {P-jj» 

74 Duncan, Charles 3286 

75 Duncan, Clara IX. 3286 

74 (p. 169 

75 Duncan, Nathaniel -< 171 

75 (. 172 

75 Dunlap, Lucy C 1660 

75 Dunlap, Marcia 1720 

p. 221 Dunton, John 80 

958 Dunton, Patience *830 

p. 221 DuPont, Gabriella 1530 

377 Durango, Col 1971 

376 Dutton, Mary J VIII. 652 

376 Dutton, William, R. H 652 

377 Dwight, Joseph, Colonel 480 



East Douglas 1327 

Easthampton 3224 

East Livermore, Me 1252 

Eastman, Betsey Jane IX. 3442 

Eastman, Grace 1210 

Eastman, William 3442 

Eastport, Me *500 

Eaton, Bessie L IX. 1153 

Eaton, Charles L 1152 

Eaton, Grace VIII. 1152 

Eaton, Mary 1110 

Eaton, Faith C 1110 

'Eaton, Thomas 1110 

Eau Claire, Wis 1501 

Eddy, Abbie N 807 

Eddy, Caleb F 2130 

Eddy, Charles G VIIT. 807 

Eddy, Charlotte A VIII. 805 

Eddy, Charlotte S VII. 804 

Eddy, Georgian a 2130 

Eddy, LouisaM 2130 

Eddy, Sarah A 1650 

Eddy, VVilliam 804 

Eddy, William B VIII. 808 

Edd;-, Zachariah -[ X !|g 



Ede VI. 3135 

Edgar J VIII. 3645 

Edith IX. 2042 

Edua J IX. 1911 

Edson, Caroline Moore IX. 302 

Edson, Elmer Rockwood IX. 299 

Edson, Freeman IX. 303 

Edson, Hanford Abram, Rev 295 

Kdson, Hanford Wisner IX. 298 

Edson, Helen Mar VIII. 295 

Edson, Helen Mar IX. 301 

Edson, Mary Handford IX. 297 

Edson, William F IX. 296 

Edward, I. 10; pp. 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 
184. 

Edward III. 90 

Edward IV. 105 

Edward V. 490 

Edward VI. 766 

Edward VI. 860 

Edward VII. 1230 

Edward VII. 1680 

Edward VIII. 1304 

Edward VIII. 1800 

E^ard IX -{ P 'isl 



INDEX 



IX 



Edward VII. 

Edward VIII. 

Edward A IX. 

Edward C VIL^ 

Edward C VIII. ' 



Edward F VIII. 

Edward King VIII. 

Edward M IX. 

Edward K VII. 

Edward K VIII. 

EdwardS VIII. 

Edward W VII. 

Edward Y VIII. 

Edward Yales VIII. 

Edwards, Annie 

Edwards, Enoch 

Edwards, Jonathan 

Edwards, Martha J 

Edwin VII. 

Elderkin, Anna E VIII. 

Elderkin, Anna R IX. 

Elderkin, Laura P IX. 

Elderkin, Philazenia H IX. 

Elderkin, R. H 

Eleanor M VII. 

Electa VII. 

Electa B VI. 

Elena VIII. 

Eli VI. 

Eliab VI. 

Elias VII. 

Elias VIII. 

Elijah IV. 

Elijah V. 

Elijah VI. 

Elijah VI. 

Elijah Fuller VII. 

Elinor II. 

Eliot, John, Rev 

Eliza VII. 

Eliza VI. 

Eliza VII. 

Eliza VII. 

Eliza VII. 

Eliza VIII. 

Eliza A 

Eliza Ann VII. 

Eliza Barr VIII. 

Eliza E 

Eliza Maria : VIII. 

Eliza P 

Elizabeth II. 

Elizabeth III. 

Elizabeth IV. 

Elizabeth IV. 

Elizabeth V. 

Elizabeth V. 

Elizabeth VI. 

Elizabeth VI. 

Elizabeth VI. 

Elizabeth VII. 

Elizabeth VII. 

Elizabeth VIII. 

Elizabeth IX. 

Elizabeth A VII. 

Elizabeth A VII. 

Elizabeth Bowen 

Elizabeth C 

Elizabeth C 



3362 
3581 
2041 
*161U 
1615 
tp. 239 



/P. 
IP- 



3558 

2030 

3681 

1760 

2070 

3601 

1480 

2040 

2040 

1500 

1500 

198 

200 

1500 

1340 

1512 

1514 

1513 

1515 

1512 

3352 

1140 

1140 

1308 

3112 

3300 

1320 

1326 

3040 

3120 

3360 

3400 

3580 

14 

p. 173 

977 

3175 

1052 

3371 

3418 

3622 

3600 

1163 

1614 

1480 

1691 

3590 

32 

63 

91 

111 

174 

482 

684 

701 

809 

1217 

3301 

1373 

1902 

820 

1174 

1170 

480 

1360 



Elizabeth G 

Elizabeth G VIII. 

Elizabeth H VII. 

Elizabeth H VIII. 

Elizabeth Helen VIII. 

Elizabeth M VII. 

Elizabeth McKnight 

Elizabeth S 

Elizabeth W 

Elizabeth W VII. 

EllaH 

Ella M VIII. 

Ellen VII. 

Ellen D VIII. 

EllenF 

Ellen M VII. 

Elliott, Archibald F VIII. 

Elliott, Cynthia Burr VII. 

Elliott, John S VIII. 

Elliott, Maiy A VIII. 

Elliott, William J 

Ellis, Carr.e E 

Ellis, Edwin M, Rev 

Ellis, Eliza 

Ellis, K. B 

Ellis, Sarah Ann VII. 

Elmira, N.Y 

Elwin A IX. 

Elvira P VIII. 

Emerson, Alice W IX. 

Emerson, Charles P IX. 

Emerson, Jacob 

Emerson, John D IX. 

Emerson, Josephine D VIII. 

Emerson, Marion B IX. 

Emily 

Emily B 

Emily Hamilton VIII. 

Emma VII. 

Emma E IX. 

Emma J VIII. 

EmmaS 

EminelineB 

Emmeline F VIII. 

Enoch V. 

Enoch VI. 

Ermina M 

Eshelruan, Lucy A VIII. 

Eshelman, William 1) 

Esperanza VIII. 

Estabrook, A. F 

Estabrook, A. H LX 

Estabrook, O. B IX. 

Estabrook, S. Rebecca.'. VIII. 

Esther VII. 

Esther W 

Etta M 

Eunice VI. 

Eunice A VII. 

Eunice B 

Eva J 

Eva M IX. 

Evangeline L IX. 

Evans, 

Evans, Martha C VIII. 

Everett, Lucy 

Experience VI. 

Explanations 



K 



Fairbanks, Mary. 
Fairbault, Minn.. 



3190 
1550 



Fairchild, Theresa. 
Fairhaven 



1450 

1709 

1035 

1402 

1273 

1145 

1410 

1770 

110 

1144 

1455 

1733 

919 

1231 

f 1243 

1 1830 

936 

882 

875 

876 

877 

875 

1900 

1900 

1480 

935 

935 

f 1170 

\1750 

3661 

3502 

1076 

1077 

1075 

1076 

1075 

1077 

1560 

1810 

3441 

922 

1891 

1403 

3700 

3550 

3477 

3051 

3227 

1780 

1101 

not 

1306 
1634 
1636 
1635 
1634 
3433 
3430 
2010 

822 
1212 

190 
3680 
3683 
1961 
3272 
3272 
1090 
3091 

p. 8 



464 
3409 



INDEX 



Fall River 

Fallonsbee, Emma 

Families 

Fannie A VIII 

Fannie C 

Fanny VII. 

Farnworth, Joseph 

Farwell, Susan L 

Faxon, Mary 

Fay, Joanna Phillips 

Fay, Jonathan 

Fay, Lovinia 

Fayerweather, John A 

Fayerweather, John T VTII. 

Fayerweather, Sarah A VII. 

Fayerweather, Sarah W VIII. 

Fidelia A VIII. 

Filer, Walter 

FircplncGS 

Fisher, Alice Sophia.. ... . '.'."'.'.'.'.'. VIII. 

Fisher, Amelia P 

Fisher, Annie Fay VIII. 

Fisher, Anthony Sr 

Fisher, Caroline A VIII. 

Fisher, Charles P VIII. 

Fisher, Henry H VIII. 

Fisher, Isabel j 

Fisher, J. Francis 

Fisher, Lucy P VII. 

Fisher, Nahum 

Fisher, Nancy 

Fitch, D. D 

Fitch, Elizabeth V. j 

Fitch, Philena 

Fitchburg 

Fittsville 

Fleeson, Margaret M 

Fleeson, Thomas P 

Flint, Helen B IX. 

Flint, Levi M 

Flood, Joseph 

Flora E VIII. 

Florence I VIII. 

Follonsbee, Emma 

Food | 

Foot, Enhriam 

Foot, Wealthy W VII. 

Forbes, E. B., Captain 

Forbes, Mary H 

Ford, Bettie 

Ford, Carrie L VIII. 



3396 Ford.E. A 1052. p. 228, 229 

3183 Ford, Eliza B VII. 1052 

p. 173 Ford, Helen B VIII. 1062 

1786 Ford, Mary VIII. 1057 

1430 Ford, Pauline R VIII. 1053 

1137 Ford,PercyB VIII. 1058 

p. 172 Ford, Samuel B VIII. 1061 

1460 Ford.SusieS VIII. 1062 

1370 Foster, Alice 150 

329 Foster, Alice C IX. 1147 

329 Foster, Elizabeth B VIII. 1146 

3550 Foster, Ens p. 172 

283 Foster, Frederick W. C IX. 1148 

284 Foster, Hopestill p. 172 

283 Foster, Perigrine, Hon 870 

285 Foster, Samuel J 1146 

3474 Foster, Seraph D 870 

p. 169 Fort p. 169 

p. 174 Fort Edward, N. Y 795 

341 Fort Moultrie, S. C 2001 

335 Framingham 226 

3 \l Framingham, South j 31 Jjj 

336 Frances 1300 

335 Frances A 1870 

337 Frances E IX. 1873 

p. 184 Frances E. X. 2111 

*10 Frances O 1300 

p. 213 Frances T VIII. 1393 

334 FrancinaT 1990 

334 Francis VII. 1390 

461 Francis, M. D VIII. 3710 

174 Francis, Edward VIII. 1456 

174 Francis, V VII. 861 

p. 205 Frank VIII. 1305 

254 Frank A VIII. 1900 

3406 Frank A VIII. 3690 

3680 Frank F IX. 1851 

1890 Frank G VIII. 3664 

1890 Frank H IX. 1895 

1293 Frank M VIII. 3619 

1293 Franklin VII. 906 

p. 170 T , i ,. T • ("3449 

1365 I'ranklin, Lovina | 3 - 20 

1782 Franklin, Mass 1320, 3211, 3231, 3370, &c. 

3183 FredR VIII. 1471 

p. 168 Frederic IX. 2100 

p. 174 Frederic Leon IX. 3471 

791 Frederick Walter VIII. 3629 

791 Fredericktown, 788 

p. 244 Fredonia 1^30 

561 Freeman, Cynthia E VII. 874 

1620 Freeman, John S74 

1059 French, Anna 1840 



a 



Gabriella VIII. 1533 

Gabriella DuPont 1530 

Gainsville, Fla 778 

Galena, 111 1673 

Gallope, Mr p. 167 

Gamble, Adelaide 1009 

Gandv, Elizabeth VIII. 1273 

Gandv, Francis S IX. 1283 

Gandy, Helen E IX. 1278 

Gandy, Katherine W IX. 1284 

Gandy, Margaret IX. 1281 

Gandy, Maria S IX. 1274 

Gandy, Sheppard 1273 

Gantz, A. J 873 

Gantz, Sarah VIII. 873 

Gardner 3043, 3227 Ac, 3375 4c, 3400 

Gardner, Carrie E IX. 3484 

Gardner, Ella R IX. 3073 



Gardner, Emmeline F VIII. 3477 

Gardner, Frank H IX. 3488 

Gardner, Hattie C IX. 3489 

Gardner, Inez X. 3075 

Gardner, Irving X. 3075 

Gardner, James 3477 

Gardner, Julia E IX. 3478 

Gardner, Lottie X. 3074 

Gardner, Melvin 3073 

Gardner, Melvin X. 3074 

Gardner, Ned F IX. 3491 

Gardner. Willis E IX. 3483 

Gaston, Fredonia 1830 

Gaylard, Wm p. 169 

Geiger, Berty IX. 1176 

Geiger, Edwin B VIII. 1175 

Geiger, Elizabeth A VII. 1174 

Geiger, J. F 1174 



INDEX 



XI 



Geiger, Marion C 1175 

Generation, explanation of nota- 
tion of p. 8 

George V. 770 

George VI. 771 

George VI. 950 

George VII. 1410 

George VII. 1560 

George VIII. 1575 

George VIII. 1643 

George VIII. 1910 

George VIII. 3602 

George A VIII. 3720 

George A IX. 1913 

George C "\ III. 3670 

George Cramer VII. 1165 

George Cuyler Mil. 1731 

George D VIII. 1721 

George Dwight ^X. 2021 

George E VIII. 2030 

George Edward Dearborn IX. 1801 

George, Elizabeth (widow) p. 187 

George F VIII. 1890 

George L VIII. 1940 

George McKni^lit VIII. 1411 

George Marshall JX. 3673 

George S VII. 1106 

GeorgeS VIII. 3613 

George Sargeant IX. 3721 

George Wainwright A II. 1720 

George W. VIII. 1980 

George W IX. 1981 

Georgie IX. 1992 

Gere, Lucy Maria 732 

Gertrude M VIII. 3561 

Gibbes, George p. 169 

Gibson, Christopher (P- j^ 

Gilbert, Francis A 355 

Gilbertsville, N. Y 355 

Gilmore, Ede VIII. 3205 

Gilmore, George VIII. 3204 

Gilmore, Geraldine W 3202 

Gilmore, Moses 3201 

Gilmore, Nelson VII. 3202 

Gilmore, Sarah Jane VII. 3206 

Gilmore, Sarah L VII. 3201 

Gilmore, Sarah S VIII. 3203 

Glover, John p. 171 

Glover, Mr p. 167, 169, 171, 172, 203 

Glover, Nath'l p. 172 

Goodwin, Jane E 1540 



Gosse, Mary E 

Gott, Anna V. 

Gott, Benjamin, Dr < 

Gott, Sarah V. 

Gott, Sarah IV. 

Gould, Robert 

Goulding, Alma D 

Goulding, Curtis, Capt 

Goulding, Elezear VII. 

Goulding, Mary VII. 

Goulding, Nancy VI. 

Gouldsborough, Me 

Grace VIII. 

Grace VIII. 

Grace A VIII. 

Grace Eastman 

Grace Marion IX. 

Grace P 

Gracie VIII. 

" Grace Greenwood " 

Grand Menan (or Manan) Island... j 

Graves, Electa VII. 

Graves, Joseph P 

Great Barrington 

Green, Elizabeth P VII. 

Green, Henry 

Greene, Anna B VIII. 

Greene, Bertram W. B X. 

Greene, Edith P 

Greene, Elizabeth W IX. 

Greene, Mason A 

Greene, Robert Shaw IX. 

Greene, Sarah A 

Greene, Sarah R IX. 

Greene, William B IX. 

Greene, William B, Col 

Greenfield 

Greenough, Anna A. P VII. 

Greenough, D. S, Col 

Greenville, N. H 

Groger, Isabella 

Grove City, O 

Guild, Harriet F 

Gull Lake, Wis 

Gunpowder Plot, Celebration of 

Anniversary ..- 

Gustin, Elizabeth 



1085 

114 

112 

p. 196 

113 

112 

f500 

1502 

3173 

3172 

3173 

3174 

3172 

500 

1328 

3572 

1771 

1210 

1901 

140 

3572 

75 

500 

p 204 

1140 

1140 

480 

401 

401 

602 

607 

606 

603 

p. 200 

605 

606 

604 

606 

602 

J1730 

1 1733 

413 

413 

3402 

1700 

1360 

3710 

1960 

p. 220 
1450 



Hadley 

Hadlock, Nathaniel 

Hagar, George M VIII. 

Hagar, Henry S VIII. 

Hagar, Lucy A VIII. 

Hagar, Martha C 

Hagar, Mary L VIII. 

Hagar, M. S 

Hagar, Sarah B VII. 

Hagar, Sarah J VIII. 

Hagar, William S VIII. 

Haggerty, Anna K 

Hale, Emily 

Hale, Ensign Richard 

Hall, Mr. 

Hall, AlethenaP VI. 

Hall, Betsey Jane IX. 

Hall, Caroline 

Hall, Emily H VIII. 

Hall, Elizabeth VI. 



1210 Hall, Henry 701 

p. 173 Hall, Joanna Brooks 416 

1096 Hall, Nathaniel 416 

1095 Hall, Robert VII. 702 

1101 Hall, Samuel VII. 703 

1241 Hall, Thomas 3441 

lln2 Hancock, John p. 211 

1094 Hannah III. 73 

1094 Hannah III. 74 

1098 Hannah IV. 93 

1097 Hannah IV. 200 

539 Hannah VI 683 

1560 Hannah VI. *692 

p. 185 Hannah VI. 705 

477 Hannah VI. 753 

477 Hannah VI. 755 

3442 Hannah 3090 

416 Hannah VI. 3104 

3441 Hannah 3240 

701 Hannah ...VI, 3242 



Xll 



INDEX 



Hannah A 

Hannah B 

Hannah B 

Hannah D 

Hannah E, A 

Hannah P 

Hannah P 

Hannah P 

Hannah S 

HannahW 

Hanover, N. II 

Harley R VIII. 

Harmstead, Experience B VI. 

Harmsteaii, James L VII. 

Harmstead, John 

Harmstead, John VII. 

Harmstead, Joseph B VII. 

Harmstead, Laura VII. 

Harmstead, Mary VII. 

Harmstead, Nancy VII. 

Harriet B IX. 

Harriet F 

Harriet S VIII. 

Harriett VI. 

Harriett M 

Harris, Abigail B V. < 

Harris, Ann B V. 

Harris, John 

Harris, Samuel, Captain 

Harris, Samuel 

Harris, Susanna B II. 

Hart, Betsey B VII. 

Hart, John VII. 

Hart, Miriam B VI. 

Hart, William 

Hartford, Conn 

Hartland, Vt 

Harry P IX. 

Harry W IX. 

Hasley, Theresa E 

Hathorne, Mr 

Hattie VIII. 

Hattie M VIII. 

Hawes, Emory W 

Hawes, Lizzie M VIII. 

Hawkins, Mr 

Hawkins, Sarah 

Hawkins, Thomas, Captain 

Hawley 

Haverhill 

Heald, Harriet 

Healev, Adelaide J 

Healey, Ellen C. G IX. 

Healey, Ellen D VIII. 

Healey, Elizabeth G IX. 

Healey, Frank D IX. 

Healey, George E IX. 

Healey, Nathaniel IX. 

Healey, William E IX. 

Healey, William II 

Helen, A. H 

Helen C 

Helen, C. II 

Helen M IX. 

Helen M 

Helen Maria VIII. 

Helen M. S 

Helen T IX. 

Helena D 

Helena, Mont 

Helena T VI. 

Henrv I. 

Henry VI. 

Henry VII. 



690 

186 
1430 

820 
1580 

700 
3D90 
3120 
3630 
3470 

783 
1789 
3091 
3U97 
3091 
3093 
3095 
3096 
3094 
3092 
1931 
3710 
3123 

678 
2020 

171 
p. 203 

183 
38 

171 

183 
38 
3085 
3085 
3084 
3084 

190 

700 
1893 
3742 

464 

p. 169 

3606 

3615 

1472 

1472 

p. 171 

40 

40 

(3164 

1 &c 

110 

723 
1237 
1232 
1231 
1234 
1235 
1236 
1235 
1233 
1231 
1930 
1380 
2070 
1861 
19S0 
3628 
1980 
2061 

190 
14S0 

783 
5 

930 
1450 



Henry VII. 997 

Henry X. 3279 

Henry A VIII. 3607 

Henry B VI. 681 

Henry E VII. 1107 

Henry E. C VIII. 1840 

Henry T VIII. 1473 

Henry Harrison VIII. 3626 

HenriettaJ IX. 1932 

Henrietta J. S 1970 

Heraldry, Notes on p. 246 

Herrington 797 

Herringtou, Harriet N VII. 797 

Hill, Mr {P-JJj 

Hill, Arthur VIII. 3138 

Hill, Augusta S VII. 3136 

Hill, Edwin 3043 

Hill, Emily VIII. 3137 

Hill, Frederic VIII. 3139 

Hill, Hattie M 3376 

Hill, Helen VIII. 3138 

Hill, Jessie 3043 

Hill, John 3010 

Hill, Mary 3010 

Hill, Mary 3060 

Hill, Nathan R 3136 

Hill, Sarah 3040 

Hillsdale, N. Y 1220 

Hitchcock, Eliza W VII. 788 

Hitchcock, H. C, Rev VIII. 789 

Hitchcock, Joseph 788 

Hinckley, Helen A 1930 

Hinds, Helen C 2070 

Hoar, Benjamin 3320 

Hoar, Nancv 3320 

Hoar, Priscilla (Waldron) 3320 

Hobart, J. H., Rev p. 90 

Hobbs, George p. 204 

Holbrook, Marietta B 1502 

Holbrook, Mary 3270 

Holdredge IX. 421 

Holdredge, Emily M. A ■ VIII. 419 

Holdredge, George 419 

Holdredge, Henry IX. 421 

Holland, John p. 172 

Holliston | 31 ^ 

Holman, Abigail 10 

f 10 

Holman, John -< p. 169 

(p. 171 

Holman, Thomas 10, p. 185, p. 186, p. 189 

Hope, Me { jjj^ 

Hopkins, Amos Lawrence 1544 

Hopkins, Anna IX. 1545 

Hopkins, Anna P VIII. 1544 

Hopson.G.B., Rev 1500 

Hooker, Elizabeth D IX. 1126 

Hooker, Ellen E 1129 

Hooker, George VIII. 1135 

Hooker, George B IX. 1125 

Hooker, George B IX. 1133 

Hooker, George, Dr.. 1121 

Hooker, Harriet B IX. 1131 

Hooker, John ....VIII. 1129 

Hooker, John, Hon 1121 

Hooker, Josiah VIII. 1136 

Hooker, Lucy A VIII. 1127 

Hooker, Mary VIII. 1128 

Hooker, Mary A IX. 1124 

Hooker, Mary D IX. 1132 

Hooker, Mary 1123 

Hooker, Rachael B VII. 1121 

Hooker, Robert B VIII. 1123 



INDEX 



X11L 



Hooker, Sarah D VIII. 1134 

Hooker, Sarah D 1121 

Hooker, Sarah D VIII. 1122 

Horace Howell IX. 2071 

Hosley, Theresa E r 464 

Hosmer, A. Amy IX. 1317 

Hosnier.C. E.,Dr 1314 

Hosmer, Helen R IX. 1319 

Hosmer, Mary A IX. 1315 

Hosmer, Maurice W IX. 1318 

Hosmer, Sarah E VIII. 1314 

Hosmer, Victor J IX. 1316 

Howard, Mr p. 172 

Howard, Grace P 140 

Howard, John 140 

Howard, Luther 777 

Howard, Mary M VII. 777 

Howe, John, Hon. 10 

Howe, Thomas L p. 177 

Howell, Sarah E 1760 

Houghton, Ralph -j P" 18 ' 4 

Houghton, Sarah D 1350 

Hoyt, Burr C IX. 1375 

Hoyt, David 1373 

Hoyt, Elizabeth B VIII 1373 

Hoyt, Martin B IX. 1374 

Hubbard, Catherine B VII. 3332 

Hubbard, Charles VIII. 3333 

Hubbard, Charles H. S 3332 

Hubbard, Hattie L VIII. 3334 

Hubbard, J. W 1218 

Hubbard, Mary G 397 



Hubbard, Susan C VII. 

Hudson, Charles 

Hughes, Ida M IX. 

Hughes, Lizzie Lulu IX. 

Hughes, Samuel A., Rev -J 

Hughes, Seme W VIII. 

Huldah Jordan 

Hull, , Mr 

Hull, George 

Hume, JuliaM 

Hunnewell, Isabella P 

Hunstable, , Mr 

Hunstable, Hannah P VI. 

Hunstable, Susanna P VI. 

Hunstable, Thomas 

Huntington, Adeline P VII. 

Huntington, Colonel C 

Huntington, Hannah 1> 

Huntington, Martha D 

Huntington, Samuel VIII. 

Huntington, Samuel, Gov 

Huntington, Samuel, Rev 

Hunt, Rachael 

Huntsburgh, O 

Huntsville, Ala 

Hutchins, Caroline M VIII. 

Hutchins, Ira G 

Hutchins, Kate..: IX. 

Hutchins, Lucy IX. 

Hutchins, May IX. 



1218 

p. 192 

1362 

1363: 

* 1361 

p. 235 

1361 

3340 

p. 167 

p. 169 

1430 

587 

209 

209 

205 

205 

231 

231 

75 

75 

232 

75 

75 

760 

(1681 

{1690 

1050 

3492 

3492 

3493 

3494 

3495 



Ida IX. 2053 

Ida A 2050 

Ida J 3720 

Indiana 3223 

Indianapolis, Ind 295,313,1037 

Ingalls, Abbie N 807 

Ingersoll, Joseph R., Hon p. 215 

Ireland, Martha 130 

Isaac C VIII. 3603 

Isabel { p. 184 &c° 



Isabella M VIII. 1703 

Isabella M 1700 

Israel, Catherine D 950 

Inventory, effects of Edward Breck 182 
Inventorv, effects of Isabel (Breck) 

Fishe'r 185 

Inventory, effects of Captain John 

Breck 189 

Ithaca, N. Y 2070 

Iva Nichols 1334 



Jackson, Almira 3375 

Jamaica, West Indies 776 

T VT f *890 

James VI. | p 2 q4 

James VII. 904 

James VII. 1350 

James VIII. 1405 

James H VIII. 1351 

James H VIII. 1435 

James L IX. 1821 

James Lloyd IX. 1971 

James Lloyd, D.D VII. *1550 

James (Ship) 10 

James W VII. 1033 

James W VIII. 1352 

James Wilder VIII. 3551 

Jane VII. 1072 

Jane B *1020 

Jane E 1540 

Jane Maria VIII. 1632 

Jane Maria M 1550 

Jane Moore VII. 998 

Jane S 1270 

Jane Todd VIII. 1593 



Jean R 

Jemima III. 

Jemima A 

Jennie A IX. 

Jennie T VIII. 

Jennings, Abigail 

Jerome Snow VII. 

Jessie B IX. 

Jessie B VIII. 

Jessie H 

J.Lloyd VIII. 

J.Lloyd IX. 

J. Lloyd, D. D VII. 

Joanna 

Joanna IV. 

John I. 

John II. 

John (Captain) II. < 

John III. 

John III. 

John IV. 

John V 



940 

51 

1220 

3692 

1626 

3112 

3610 

1506 

1702 

3043 

1542 

1971 

1550 

80 

81 

4 

4 

*50 

p. 181 

p. 185 

100 

3020 

*160 

172 



XIV 



INDEX 



John V. 181 

John V. 3060 

John VI. 673 

John VI. 693 

John VI. 870 

John VI. 1140 

John VI. 3260 

John Aaron V. 489 

John Adams VII. 1690 

John Baldwin VI. 1220 

John II VII. 3336 

John I VIII, 1785 

John L VIII. 3513 

John Leslie IX. 1832 

John Malcolm VII. 1007 

John Malcolm VIII. 1572 

JohnP VII. 3520 

John Thomas VII. 883 

John Thomas VII. 1420 

John Thomas IX. 1912 

John Todd VII. 10:!1 

John W VIII. 3633 

Johnson, Julia A 3540 

Johnson, , Mr p. 167 

Johnson, Susanna 463 

Johnston, Anna 3640 

Johnston, Phoelie 3640 

Jonathan V. 3042 

Jonathan V. 3250 

Jonathan VI. 830 

Jonathan D VII. 1310 

Jonas IV. 3030 

Jonas V. 3033 

Jonas V. 3210 

Jonas VI. 3229 

Jonas VI. 3430 

Jonas K VII. 3394 

Jones, ,Mr {g; $| 

Jones, Thomas <*'' j^ 2 

Jordan, Huldah 3340 

Jordan, Jemima A 1220 

Jordan, William, Col 1220 

Joseph V. 155 

Joseph V. 156 

Joseph V. 186 

Joseph V. 3090 



Joseph VI. 493 

Joseph (Captain) VI. 1090 

Joseph VI. 1170 

Joseph VI. 3310 

Joseph VII. 1006 

Joseph, Hon VII. j * X J^ 

Joseph VIII. 1302 

Joseph VII. 1640 

Joseph VII. 1660 

Joseph VIII. 2010 

Joseph B VIII. 1254 

Joseph Berry, Lieut. Comdr VIII. j* 1 '^ 

Joseph Bowen VII. 1750 

Joseph C VIII. 1662 

Joseph F IX. 2120 

Joseph F X. 211 

Joseph H IX. 3750 

Joseph Hunt VI. 1120 

Joseph Hunt VII. 1670 

Joseph Hunt VIII. 2020 

Joseph Lafayette VII. 3560 

Joseph S VIII. 3680 

Josephine VII. 1074 

Josephine L VIII. 3473 

Josephine M VIII. 1353 

Josephine Mackenzie VIII. 1516 

Josephine Maria VII. 3318 

Joshua VI. 3061 

Judd, Aristine A VIII. 1701 

Judd, Charles 1701 

Judd, Ch. B IX. 1701 

Judd, Ch. J 1701 

Judd, Ch. W X. 1701 

Judd, Cora W 1701 

Judd, Jessie B IX. 1702 

Judith VI. 3231 

Judith K 826 

Judith E 3210 

Julia VIII. 1325 

Julia A 3540 

Julia A 3560 

Julia A C VII. 1211 

Julia Alice VIII. 3522 

Julia M 1430 

Juliet IX. 1991 

Juliette 1320 



Kakas, Sophia T 

Kansas City, Mo 

Kate Ellen VIII. 

Katherine Israeli VIII. 

Keay, Mary 

Keene, N. H 

Keese, Mary M 

Keggell, Abel 

Keggell, Hannah 

Keith, George 

Keith, Hannah 

Keith, Julia Dorcas 

Keith, Sarah A VIII. 

Kelly, James 

Kelly, Mary D VIII. 

Kelly, Mary L IX. 

Kempton, Clara A VIII. 

Kempton, Clifford S 

Kempton, Robert B IX. 

Kendall, Annie IX. 

Kendall, Harriet L 

Kendall, Horace 

Kendall, Ida IX. 

Kendall, J. Blake 



1246 Kendall, John B VIII. 3078 

896 Kendall, John L IX. 3079 

1422 Kendall. Mary D IX. 1132 

1561 Kendall, Mary W VII. 3077 

1810 Kendall, Oliver M VII. 3081 

278 Kendall, Sarah B 3081 

1050 Kennedy, John 1028 

93 Kennedy, Minnie R VII. 1028 

93 Kent, Ohio 703 

3534 Kerly, William p. 173 

214 Ketchum, Idaho 1259 

213 Keziah IV. 3024 

3534 Keziah V. 3043 

1371 Keziah M 930 

1371 Kinderhook, N. Y 820 

1372 King 3225 

1436 King, Clarissa 1680 

1436 King, Dine 3454 

1437 King, Elizabeth W VII. 3225 

3083 King, Rachael C 1690 

3078 King, Thomas p. 173 

3077 Kingsland, (son) IX. 975 

3082 Kingsland, Ambrose 974 

1132 Kingsland, Kate A VIII. 974 



INDEX 



XV 



Xingsley, Abigail 1120 

Kiugsley, Judith S2G 

Kiugsley, John p. 171 

Kinsman, Ada 37:'!<i 

Kirk, George E VIII. 11G2 

Kiik, Joseph 1161 

Kirk, Maria B VTI. 1161 

Kirkland, Elizabeth VII. 259 

Kirkland, Frederick 257 

Kirkland, Frederick E VII. 258 

Kirkland, George VII. 261 



Kirkland, Hannah P VII. 

Kirkland, Julia Ann VII. 

Kirkland, Lucy VII. 

Kirkland, Sophia P VI. 

Kirtland, Rev 

Knickerbocker, Rev. Dr 

Knnwles 

Knowks, Charlotte W VII. 

Knoxville, Tenn 



261 

262 

263 

257 

p. 200 

p. 235 

3221 

3221 

f 1023 

"1.1580 



L 



La Croix, Chester IX. 

La Croix, Harriet P VIII. 

La Croix, Lois B 1 X. 

La Croix, LouellaE VIII. 

La Croix, Louis 

La Croix, Louis 

Lake, Thomas p 

Lakeville, Minn 

La Monte 

La Monte, Anna I IX. 

Lancashire, England 1 

Lancaster -J 1K 

Lancaster County, England 

Lane, Abbey A 

Lane, Lucy D 

Lardner, Alexander VIII. 

Lardner, George VII I. 

Lardner, Hannah VIII. 

Lardner. Kate VIII. 

Lardner, Kate B VIII. 

Lardner, Lawrence 

Lardner, Mary B VII. 

Lardner, Richard VIII. ', 

Larry VI. 

Larry VI. 

Lathrop, John, Rev 

Lathrop, Martha 

Laura VII. 

Lawrence, Kan 

Lawrence, William I p 

Leach, George T 

Leach, Maria D VII. 

Leadbetter, Henry < £' 

Leadbetter, Sidney p 

Leadville, Col 

Learned, Edward, Capt 

Learned, Patty 

Leavenworth, Kan 

Leaverett 

Leavitt, Helen E IX. 

Leavitt, H. J 

Leavitt, Martha X. 

Lebanon, N. H 

Lebanon Springs, N. Y 

Leicester 278, 282, 316, 1634, 

Lehman, William, Dr p 

Leighton, Eliza W. S VIII. 

Leighton, Seaman 

Lei and, Ida 

Leland, Mehetabel IV. 

Leland, William 

Leominster 

Leonora S VIII 

Letitia Todd 

LetiiiaTodd VIII 



31S1 
3177 
3179 
3178 
3177 
3178 
. 172 
3284 
1705 
1705 
. 170 
. 173 
183 
1 

10 

3000 

1630 

1630 

9S4 

952 

952 

953 

953 

951 

951 

953 

1524 

782 

1160 

75 

75 

3337 

1770 

.233 

347 

347 

187 

189 

. 186 

1592 

3130 

3130 

1035 

3155 

1278 

1278 

1279 

1420 

820 

1174 

3411 

2H 

646 

646 

3353 

3021 

3021 

1270 

3471 

1610 

1016 



Leverett, John, Gov \ , p - *f5 

( p. lob 

Lewis VI. 3350 

Lewis, Adelaide J IX. 1268 

Lewis, R. W 1268 

Lexington 3060 

Liberty, N. Y 1123 

Lillie, Abigail V. 171 

Lillie, John 171 

Lincoln, A., President 1020 

Lincoln, Heman 216 

Lincoln, Me 1249 

Lincoln, Sarah C VI. 216 

Lindsley, Alexander P VII. 249 

Lindsley, Ebenezer VII. 247 

Lindsley, Electa VII. 252 

Lindsley, Elizabeth VII. 245 

Lindsley, Fanny VII. 244 

Lindsley, James 243 

Lindslev, James H VII. 251 

Lindsley, KeziaB VII. 248 

Lindsley, Lucy P VI. 243 

Lindsley, Sybel VII. 216 

Lippincott, Leander K 75 

Lippincott, Sarah J 75 

Littleton 1090 

Liverpool, England f . 9 ij 

Lizzie G IX. 1863 

Lizzie M VIII. 1472 

Lizzie W 1920 

Llovd VIII. 1930 

Lloyd, Hannah B VI. *692 

Lloyd, James, Hon 1 2 oa 

Lois V. 192 

Long, Mary 430 

Long Meadow 1129 

Loring, Daniel 90 

Loring, Israel, Rev p. 191 

Loring, Mary B IV. 92 

Loring, Polycarpus 92 

Los Angeles, Cal 1655 

Louis M VIII. 1775 

Louisa Eddy 2130 

Louise Elvira VIII. 3531 

Loveland, Emily H VIII. 3137 

Loveland, , Mr 3137 

Lovejoy, Lucy 3360 

Lovciug, Char esT 633 

Lovering, Charles T X. 634 

Lovering, Marian S IX. 633 

Lovell, Captain p. 167 

Lovina | 3520 

Lovinia F 3550 

Lowell, Charles R 548 

Lowell, Charlotte R X. 549 

Lowell, Josephine S IX. 518 

Lowell, M VIII. 1269 

Lucia E VIII. 1222 



I 



XVI 



INDEX 



Lucia L 3570 

Lucie VIII. 1546 

Lucinda VI. 3252 

Lucioda VII. 1214 

Lucv VI. 694 

Lucy VI. 709 

Lucv VF. 3155 

Lucv VII. 941 

Lucy VII. 1008 

Lucy Ann VII. 1093 

Lucy Ann 3610 

Lucy C VIII. 1244 

Lucy C 1660 

Lucy D 1630 

Lucy E 1090 

Lucy L 3369 

LucyS 3620 

Lucy Sibylla VIII. 1657 

Lucy Sibylla VIII. 1663 

Ludlow, , Mr p. 167 

Lu Guild IX. 3711 



Lufkin, Angelette J 1400 

Lulie VIII. 3571 

Lumbard, Breck 15 IX. 1787 

Lumbard, Fannie A VIII. 1786 

Lumbard, Larnont C 1786 

Lumbard, RichardF IX. 1788 

Lumon, Henry VIII. 1451 

Luther V. 3240 

Luther VI. 721 

Luther VI. 3241 

LydiaO VIII. 1654 

Lydia D 1350 

Lyman, Cora X. 557 

Lyman, Cora 608 

Lyman, Elizabeth II IX. 556 

Lyman, Henry X. 559 

Lyman, Theodore 397 

Lyman, Theodore 556 

Lyman, Theodore X. 558 

Lyme,N.H \ 32 ™ 



McCarger, Amabel 

McDonough, Eliza 

McDonough, Mary 

McDowell, Bessie B VIII. 

McDowell, Daniel B .' VIII. 

McDowell, Elizabeth II VII. 

McDowell, J. J., Gen 

McDowell, Jane T VIII. 

McDowell, Sallie A VIII. 

McDowell, Win., Judge 

McDowell, Wm. C, Hon 

McFarland, 

McFarland, Frederick VIII. 

McFarland, Sarah J. U VII. 

Mcintosh, Grace L 

Mclntyre, Catherine 

McKie, Edwin F IX. 

McKie, James D 

McKie, Nathan W IX. 

McKie, Pauline K VIII. 

McKie, Robert B IX. 

McKnight, Elizabeth 

McLane, Sarah A 

McLean, Antoinette 

McMahon. M. T.. Gen 

Mabel P IX. 

Mace, Frank IX. 

Mace, Henry W 

Mace, Lizzie IX. 

Mace, Sarah A VIII. 

Mace, William IX. 

Macon, Ga 

Magoun, Aaron 

Magoun, Mary 

Magoun, Ruth C 

Mahoney, Martha C 

Main, Clara 

Manchester, Emma 

Manchester, N. H 

Mapleton, Wis 

Marcia A., 

MarciaD 

Marengo, 111 

Margaret IV. 

Margaret V. 

Margaret VII. 

Margaret Ann VII. 

Margaret B VIII. 

Margaret F 

Margaret H IX. 

Margaret M 



M 

2080 Margaret T 160 

445 Margarette VIII. 1292 

453 Margery 40 

1039 Maria VII. 1160 

1037 Maria VII. 3404 

1035 Maria VII. 3383 

p. 228 Maria X. 3278 

1036 Maria L VII. 1183 

1038 Mariah It 1407 

1635 Mariah K 1470 

p. 227 Marion Agnes 2110 

3207 Marlborough jjjj 

3206 Marsh, Charles 1331 

282 Marsh, Edward B IX. 1334 

3285 Marsh, Iva Nichols 1334, 

1055 Marsh, Keziah 930 

1053 Marsh, Lucy IX. 1332. 

1054 Marsh, Miriam IS X. 1334 

1053 Marsh, Mary E VIII. 1331 

1056 Marsn,M. N IX. 1334 

1410 Marsh. Wilson IX. 1333 

1640 Marshall, George W 3611 

1390 Marshall, H.H VII. 3500 

p. 221 Marshall, Mary IX. 3612 

3693 Marshall, Sarah E VIII. 3611 

3638 Marston, Harvey 3471 

3635 Marston, Leonora S VIII. 3471 

3636 Marston, (Sons) IX. 3472 

3635 Martha IV. 131 

3637 Martha VII. 909 

444 Martha 130 

1110 Martha B 890 

1110 Martha C VIII. 1391 

1110 Martha C 3500 

3620 Martha C 3620 

3650 Martha H 3694 

3322 MarthaJ 1500 

3285 Martha Rodes 1590 

1500 Martha Rodes VIII. 1598 

1221 Martha W 1810 

1720 Martin VII. 1140 

1786 Martin Burr VII. 1370 

104 Martin Burr VIII. 1438 

*500 Martin Van Buren VIII. 3660 

853 Martindale, J. H., Gen 902 

892 Martindale, Mary 902 

1245 Marvel, Helen M VIII. 3628 

1590 Marvel, Wm 3628 

2081 Marv II. 21 

1890 Marv III. 3011 



INDEX 



XY11 



Mary IV. 92 

Mary V. 3035 

Mary VI. 712 

Mary VI. 3064 

Mary 3090 

Mary VI. 3115 

Wary VII. 907 

Mary VII. 951 

Mary VII. 3403 

Mary VII. 3423 

Mary VII. 3431 

Mary VIII. 1024 

Mary A VIII. 1404 

Mary A IX. 1S83 

Mary A 1580 

Mary A 1330 

Mary A 1870 

Mary Alice X. 2091 

Mary B VIII. 1256 

Mary D 490 

Mary D 3110 

Mary D 3030 

Mary Davis 865 

Mary Delano VIII. 1371 

Mary Duer 1950 

Mary E VII. 3335 

Mary E VIII. 1311 

Mary E VIII. 1331 

Mary E VIII. 1412 

Mary E VIII. 1426 

Mary E IX. 1812 

Mary E IX. 2051 

Mary E IX. 3672 

Mary E VIII. 3592 

Mary F 1370 

Mary F 3090 

Mary G VIII. 1541 

Mary G VIII. 3443 

MaryH VIII -{l940 

Mary II IX. 1034 

Mary H 3010 

Mary II 3060 

Mary II 3270 

Mary H 1800 

Mary H 3660 

Mary K 1810 

Mary L 480 

Mary L VIII. 1407 

Mary L VIII. 1501 

Mary L IX. 2024 

Mary L 2030 

Mary M 1050 

Mary M 1540 

Mary P :;120 

Mary K 1490 

M.iry R VIII. 3614 

Mary K 1730 

Mnry S 188 ) 

Mary T 1390 

Mary Van D 174) 

Mary W 1070 

Mason, Annah VIII. 1452 

Mason, Charles, Rev 392 

Mason, Edward C 3337 

Mason, Florence IX. 1454 

Mason, Hannah T VII. 392 

Mason, Henry Breck IX. 1453 

Mason, James H 1452 

Mason, Jonathan 448 

Mason, Laura M VII. 3337 

Mason, Mary B 148 

Mather, Richard, Rev •[ ™ 

I P. Ib9 

Mathews, Samuel p. 211 

Matilda J VIII. 3533 



Matilda W I860 

Mattapan P- 167 

Maverick, John, Rev p. 165, 167, 169,170 

Mayfield, Sarah E 1800 

May River, S. C 464 

Medfield 14, 202, 830, 3042, 3060, 

3090, 3250, 3310, 3320. 

Medford {3067 

Medway 3210 

Medway, East 3175 

Meeting House p. 175 

Mehetable IV. 3021 

Mehetable V. 3032 

Mehetable M 3020 

Melvine, Clark VII. 3530 

Mementoes p. 211 

Memphis, Tenn 1023 

Meuomonee, Wis 1390 

Mercy VI. 772 

Mercy VI. 773 

Mercy VII. 3296 

Mercy E VIII. 3503 

Mercy H VIII. 3449 

Mercy H VIII. 3537 

Mercy M 770 

Merinda VII. 3288 

Merinda H VIII. 3467 

Merriam, Elizabeth 3065 

Merrick, Joseph 770 

Merrick, Mercy 770 

Messer, Miss 3580 

Messer, Mr 3360 

Messer Village, N. H 3360 

Metcalf, Edward VIII. 3385 

Metcalf, Hattie VIII. 3386 

Metcalf, Michael 3384 

Metcalf, Milly B VII. 3384 

Methuen 1074 

Middleborough 1650 

Milford 3064 

Mm, Tide {P;^ 

Mill, Tileston p. 177 

Miller, Agnes B VIII. 1525 

Miller, Walter C 1525 

Millet, Thomas p. 173 

Millis 3175 &c 

Mills, Edward p. 189 

Mills, Jane M 1550 

Mills, William R 1550 

Milly VII. 3384 

Milton, Mass 860 lo30, 1340, 1880 

Milton, 111 1224 

Milwaukee, Wis 777 

Minnie M 3731 

Minneapolis, Minn 1470 

Minot, Elizabeth II. 32 

( 37 
Minot, George III.^ p. 169 

( 171 

Minot, Israel III. 34 

Minot, Jerusha III. 36 

Minot, John 32 

Minot, John III. 33 

Minot, Josiah III. 35 

Minott, Allen Brick IX. 3416 

Minott, Amos B 3404 

Minott, Blanche M IX. 3417 

Minott, Edith IX. 3415 

Minott, Kdwin M VIII. 3405 

.Minott, Ellen M VIII. 3406 

Minott, Frank VIII. 3414 

Minott, Henry W IX. 3416 

Minott, Ina IX 3415 

Minott, John p. 183 



XV111 



INDEX 



Minott, Maria P. VII. 3404 

Minott, Phoebe P 3414 

Minott, Sarah VIII. 3408 

Minott, William H VIII. 3407 

Minturn, Anna IX. 971 

Minturn, Edith X. 544 

Minturn, Francis X. 545 

Minturn, Gertrude X. 546 

Minturn, John IX. 973 

Minturn, John W 967 

Minturn, Kate IX. 972 

Minturn, Louisa A VIII. 967 

Minturn, Lulu IX. 938 

Minturn, Mildred X. 547 

Minturn, Robert B 541 

Minturn, Robert S X. 542 

Minturn, Sarah X. 543 

Minturn, Susan IX. 969 

Minturn, SusannaS IX. 541 

Miriam VI. 3084 

Mitchell, Elsie IX. 988 

Mitchell, George IX. 989 

Mitchell, John 987 

Mitchell, John IX. 989 

Mitchell, Lucy R VIII. 987 

Mitchell, Mary II 3660 

Mitchell, Rebecca 1320 

Mitchell, Samuel IX. 988 

Moline, 111 2010 

Mollie A 1910 

Monroe, Cora J 282 

Montgomery, Anna R IX. 1563 

Montgomery, Henry 1561 

Montgomery, Henry W IX. 1562 

Montgomery, GeorgeB IX. 1563 

Montgomery, Katherine I. VIII. 1561 

Montgomery, May B IX. 1562 

Moore, Anna Sophia VI. 225 

Moore, Helen M 294 

Moore, Jonathan, Rev 222 

Moore, Jonathan VI. 224 

Moore, Mary E 643 

Moore, Susanna P VI. 223 

Moore, Susanna P V. 222 



Moran, Hugh A 1593 

Moran, Hugh A IX. 1596 

Moran, Jane T VIII. 1593 

Moran, Nathan M IX. 1594 

Moran, Robert B 1595 

Morehouse, Abraui J 1220 

Morehouse, Ida J 1220 

Morehouse, Jemima A. S 1220 

Morgan, Sarah T 1185 

Morrison, Bertha J X. 1507 

Morrison, Emma M 1511 

Morrison, Evelyn H X. 1505 

Morrison, Frank L IX. 1511 

Morrison, Grace H X. 1504 

Morrison, Helen D IX. 1508 

Morrison, Henry L IX. 1509 

Morrison, Jessie B 1506 

Morrison, Lloyd B IX. 1506 

Morrison, Marietta B 1502 

Morrison, Mary L VIII. 1501 

Morrison, P. B., Rev 1501 

Morrison, R. C, Prof. jjj; |^ 

Morrison, Samuel S IX. 1502 

Morrison, Thomas P X. 1503 

Morristown, N. J 1008 

Morse, Dora M VIII. 1178 

Morse, Egbert E 1178 

Morse, Joseph M., Capt 3020 

Morse, Mehetabel 3020 

Mosely, Henry p. 177 

Moses VI. 826 

Moses VI. 1070 

Moses Tyler VII. 1630 

Mosher, Emma M 1511 

Mott, Emily 583 

Motto jP;|g 

Mt, Vernon, O ' 343 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y 2050 

Mullen, Julia A 3560 

Murphy, Mary A 1870 

My rick. Isaac 202 



Nancy V. 484 

Nancy VI. 677 

Naucv VI. 695 

Nancy VI. 696 

Nancy VI. 3172 

Nancy H 3320 

Nantasket p. 166 

Nantucket 202 

Naragaugus, Me p. 204 

Nash, Adonijah 793 

Nash, Betsy VII. 794 

Nash, Charles B VII. 798 

Nash, Charlotte S VII. 804 

Nash, Edwin B VII. 795 

Nash, Francis VII. 796 

Nash, Harriett VII. 797 

Nash, Helen T VII. 799 

Nash, Julian VII. 796 

Nash, Lucy D VIII. 3177 

Nash. Maria VII. 798 

Nash, Martin 3171 

Nash, Sarah B VI. 793 

Nashotah, Wis j }^0 

Nashville, Tenn 1052 

Nathan VI. 3270 

Nathan VII. 3470 

Nathaniel III. 3016 



N 

Nathaniel III. 130 

Nathaniel IV. 133 

Nathaniel V. 173 

Nathaniel V. 481 

Negus, Ediuond 95 

Negus, Susannah IV. 95 

Neilson, Abbie B VII. 3325 

Neilson, Abbv VIII. 3327 

Neilson, Annie R VIII. 984 

Neilson, Bessie R IX. 985 

Neilson, Jeanne VIII. 3328 

Neilson, John VIII. 3326 

Neilson, Laura A VIII. 3326 

Neilson, William 3325 

Neilson, William 3327 

Neilson, William A VIII. 3328 

Neilson, William, Rev 984 

Nellie Burr VIII. 1401 

Nellie Francis VIII. 1457 

Nellie M. J X. 3751 

Neville Island. Pa 1890 

Nevis Island, West Indies 765 

Newark, N. J 724 

Newberry, Mr p. 169 

Newburgh, Ohio 1670 

Newburyport 365 

Newfield, N. Y 2070 

Newell, Ellen F 1830 



INDEX 



XIX 



New Haven, Conn 3195, 1G91, 1692 

New Marlborough 1220 

Newport, Ky 1026 

Newport, N. H 890 

Newport, R. 1 1321 

Newton 1312, 1314, 1830, 1870, 1873, 2110 

Newton Corner 1292 

Newton Highlands 1292 

Newton Lower Falls {lm 

Newtonville 1450 

New York, 368, 092, 723, 893, 956, 1029, 1273, 
1410, 1640, 1704, 1730, 1950, 1990, 2050, 3360 

Nichols, Iva 1334 

Nichols, Mary 1110 

Nickels, Hannah VI. 502 

fp. 204 

Nickels, Margaret V. -^ p 205 

*500 



Nickels, William, Capt j ^ 

Noddles Island p. 166 

Norfolk, Va 175 

Northampton, 760. 820, 1120, 1140, 1170, 1210, 

1680, 1770. 

Northampton items p. 173 

North Anson, Me 1256 

North Beverly 836 

fp. 195 

Northborough ■{ 116 

[ 2^7 

Norridgewock, Conn 723 

Northrop, Abigail B 820 

Northrop, Beardsley 820 

North Vassalborough, Me 1800 

Norwich, Vt 3520 

Numbers for reference, explana-f p. 8 

tion of \ Index, p. i 



o 



Oakes, Mary L 

Oakland, Cal j 

Oakland, Me j 

Oak Park, 111 

Oak Square 

OcoDomowoc, Wis., 1500, 1512, 1516, 1524, : 
1960. 

Oliver, Cora Lyman X. 

Oliver, Daniel A 

Oliver, Elizabeth 

Oliver, Elizabeth S X. 

Oliver, Elizabeth W VIII. 

Oliver, Francis S IX. 

Oliver, John R X. 

Oliver, Lucy Ann 



Oliver, Marion X. 622 

Oliver, Marion R 617 

Oliver, Roberts IX. 617 

Olivet, Mich 3189 

Olney, Cynthia E VIII. 874 

Olney, Lewis 872 

Olney, Sarah VIII. 875 

Olney, Seraph S VII. 872: 

Omaha, Neb 1621, 1623, 1625, 1655,2000 

Orange, N. J 725 

Orson, A VII. 1780 

Ortega, Frances 1300 

Osgood, B VIII. 1631 

("1174 
Orid, N. Y. 1 1760 

(.2070 



Paine, Lucy L 

Painter, Grace 

Pantaloons incident 

Paris, France 

Park, Charles E., Dr 

Park, Sophia K VIII. 

Parker, Charles 

Parker City, Pa 

Parker, Fannie B IX. 

Parker, Flora E VIII, 

Parker, Helen E IX. 

Parker, Nellie M IX. 

Parker, S. C. 

Parker, Wealthy VII. 

Parker, Wealthy W VII. 

Parker's Landing, Pa 

Parkman, Abigail. VI. 

Parkman, Adeline VII. 

Parkman, Aletheua VI. 

Parkman, Alethena VI. 

Parkman, Aletheua B 

Parkman, Alethena P VII. 

Paikman, Alexander V. 

Parkman, Alexander VI. 

Parkman, Alonson E VII. 

Parkman, Anna VI. 

Parkman, Anna A VII. 

Parkman, Anna Sophia V. 

Parkman, Petsey VI. 

Parkman, Breck V. 



397 

140 

p. 175 

11830 

(1832 

1692 

1092 

3224 

j 1S61 

j 1365 

1367 

1305 

1368 

1366 

1365 

3224 

3224 

1361 

393 

231 

473 

477 

463 

465 

2.6 

236 

239 

349 

413 

45S 

227 

267 



Parkman, Caroline VII, 

Parkman, Caroline H VII, 

Parkman, Caroline Hall 

Parkman, Catherine VII. 

Parkman, Catherine S. B 

Parkman, Charles VI. 

Parkman, Charles VII. 

Parkman, Charles B VII. 

Parkman, Charlotte S VI. 

Parkman, Cynthia VII. 

Parkman, Cyrus VI. 

Parkman, Daniel VI. 

Parkman, Ebenezer VI. 

Parkman, Ebenezer, Rev 

Parkman, Edward B VII. 

Parkman, Edwin VII. 

Parkman, Elias V. 

Parkman, Elias VI. 

Parkman, Eliza McD 

Parkman, Eliza W. S VII. 

Parkman, Elizabeth V. 

Parkman, Elizabeth W 

Parkman, Etastus L VII. 

Parkman, Francis VI I. 

Parkman, Francis VI. 

Parkman, Francis VIII 

Parkman, George VI. 

Paikman, George VII. 

Parkman, George VII. 

Parkman, George F VII. 



468 

435 

416 

467 

423 

329 

455 

332 

352 

241 

211 

453 

265 

200 

191 

203 

454 

233 

463 

472 

445 

443 

201 

415 

237 

423 

416 

428 

445 

441 

446 

446 



XX 



INDEX 



Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkmanj 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman, 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 
Parkman 



Grace VIII. 424 

Hannah V. 462 

Hannah VI. 209 

Hannah VI. 391 

Hannah B VI. 268 

Hannah B IV. 200 

Hannah B VI. 266 

Hannah S VII. 343 

Harriett E VII. 447 

Harriet T 453 

Henry VI. 448 

Henry VII. 451 

HenryS VII. 233 

Joanna Fay VII. 331 

Joanna P 329 

John V. 457 

John VI. 254 

John VI. 411 

John VII. 412 

John A VI. 208 

John E VII. 444 

John, Rev 402 

John W VII. 234 

Johnson VI. 476 

Katharines VIII. 429 

KeziaB 226 

Lucy VI. 243 

Lucy H VI. 471 

LucyP 228 

LucyP 334 

Lucy Rogers 476 

Lydia VI. 203 

Lydia VI. 242 

LydiaA 202 

Lydia B 236 

Lydia P 202 

MariaD VII. 347 

Maria L VII. 233 

Mary A. VI. 351 

Mary A 333 

Mary A VII. 256 

Mary Agnes VII. 439 

MaryB 228 

MaryB VII. 442 

MaryB 448 

MaryD 208 

MaryH VII. 456 

Mary J VII. 414 

MaryMc. D 453 

Nancy VII. 255 

PhilenaF 254 

Polly VI. 253 

Robert B VI. 228 

Robert B VI. 348 

Robert B VII. 235 

Samuel p. 203 

Samuel V. 372 

Samuel VII. 229 

Samuel VII. 346 

Samuel VII. 449 

Samuel B VI. 373 

Samuel B VI. 464 

SamuelB VII. 469 

Samuel F VII. 466 

Sally R VI. 475 

Sally Rogers 372 

Sally Shaw 372 

Sally Turner 204 

Sarah V. 212 

Sarah VI. 207 

Sarah VI. 374 

Sarah Cabot 416 

Sarah Cabot VII. 417 

Sarah W 202 

Sophia VI. 206 

Sophia VI. 257 



Parkman, Sophia VII. 

Parkman, Susan VII. 

Parkman, Susan B VII. 

Parkman, Susan P. S 

Parkman, Susanna V. 

Parkman, Susanna VI. 

Parkman, Susanna VI. 

Parkman, Susanna VI. 

Parkman, Susanna B 

Parkman, Susanna J 

Parkman, Susanna R 

Parkman, Theresa VII. 

Parkman, Theresa E. H 

Parkman, Theresa F 

Parkman, William V. 

Parkman, William VI. 

Parkman, William P. M VII. 

Parsons, David, Rev 

Pasco, Amelia 

Patten, , Mr 

Patience VIII. 

Patience D 

Patteshall, Ann 

Patteshall, Martha 

Patteshall, Richard 

Patty VI. 

Patty 

Paul, Ebenezer III. 

Paul, Elizabeth III. 

Paul, Hannah III. 

Paul, Mary II. 

Paul, Mary III. 

Paul, Priscilla 

Paul, Samuel 21, p. 1S4, p. 185, 

Paul, Samuel III. 

Paul, Susannah III. 

Pauline VIII. 

Paw Paw, Mich 

Pawtucket, R. I 

Pearl Louise 

Pease, , Mr 

Pease, Abigail K 

Pease, Abigail P 

Pease, Azariah 

Pease, Fanny B 

Pease, Richard S 

Pease, Wealthy VII. 

PedeS 

Peggy VI. 

Peggy VI. 

Peirce, Phoebe P 

Pelton, Samuel 

Pembroke 

Pennington, Frances H VIII 

Pennington, Francis IX. 

Pennington, J. P 

Pennington, Louis IX. 

Pennington, Eosalie IX. 

Penn Yan, N. Y 

Pepperell 

Percv VII. 

Percy VIII, 

Perkins, Abram VIII 

Perkins, Anna B VII. 

Perkins, Anna B VIII 

Perkins, Catherine Mclntyre...*.... 

Perkins, Clara Emma IX. 

Perkins, C. Lawrence 

Perkins, Ellen VIII, 

Perkins, Elniira VIII. 

Perkins, Fannie VIII, 



238 

/402 

\412 

342 

(402 

"J 412 

222 

205 

396 

474 

267 

463 

411 

468 

464 

464 

202 

204 

452 

p. 198 

335 

p. 172 

1327 

*830 

100 

100 

100 

3144 

3130 

26 

25 

23 

21 

24 

27 

p. 186 

22 

28 

♦1591 

1780 

1785 

1789 

(1841 

\2100 

1439 

3224 

1120 

1120 

1120 

1120 

1120 

3224 

3340 

671 

674 

3414 

p. 185 

1110 

724 

728 

724 

729 

725 

1194 

1292 

*1051 

1625 

3291 

3271 

3273 

3285 

3286 

1281 

893 

3289 

894 



\ 



INDEX 



XXI 



Perkins, H. H , 

Perkins, Irenius 

Perkins, Isaac 

Perkins, Isaac VIII. 

Perkins, Jacob VIII. 

Perkins, James B VIII. 

Perkins, John L X. 

Perkins, Margaret A VII. 

Perkins, Margaret G IX. 

Perkins, Martha C VIII. 

Perkins, Mary H VIII. 

Perkins, Mary M 

Perkins, Merinda B VIII. 

Perkins, Sarah VIII. 

Perkins, Sarah S VIII. 

Perkins, Thomas, Col 

Perkins, Thomas W VIII. 

Perkins, William C IX. 

Perry, John W 

Perry, Sarah D VII. 

Peters, Eugene VIII. 

Peters, Hannah B VIII. 

Peters, Hannah P VII. 

Peters, Hugh VIII. 

Peters, Mary Lovett VIII. 

Peters, Onslow 

Peters, Onslow E VIII. 

Peters, Susan Tyler VIII. 

Phelps, Goodman 

Phelps, Lucy 

Phelps, William 

Philadelphia, Pa...690, 9i0, 1 101 , 1500, 1561. 

Philip Stiles IX. 

Philips, John 

Philips, Mercy 

Phillott, Edith.... 

Phoebe J 

Phoebe Pauline VIII. 

Pierce, John 

Pierpont, James 

Pierpont, Sarah IV. 

Pierson, Charles L 

Pierson, Emily R IX. 

Pike, Annie 

Pinney, , Mr 

Pitts, Etta M 

Pittsburgh, Pa 

Pittsfield 

Pittsford, Vt 

Plant, Matthias, Rev 

Pleasant Valley, N. Y 



892 
3284 
3288 
3292 
3293 

902 
1282 

892 
1281 
3272 
3276 

902 
3288 
3284 

3271 

3285 

3287 

3311 

3311 

276 

274 

269 

275 

272 

269 

273 

271 

p. 169 

228 

p. 169 

, p. 190 

1973 

p. 169 

p. 190 

606 

3640 

1224 

p. 169 

132 

132 

573 

573 

3370 

p. 167 

2010 

(1410 

J 1701 

(2040 

1220 

788 

p. 190 

1161 



Plimpton, Hannah 309O' 

Plymouth 1070- 

Plymouth, England p. 16& 

Plympton 92 

Plympton, Augustus, Dr 3104 

Plympton, Augustus M VTT. 3106. 

Plympton, Eliza B VII. 3107 

Plympton, Ellen L VII. 3108 

Plympton, GeorgiannaO VII. 3109 

Plympton, Hannah VII. 3105 

Plympton, Hannah B VI. 3104 

Polly VI. 3099' 

Polly Cheever 3300- 

Polly Cleaveland 3250 

Pond, Annie M 

Poole, Charles E 3423 

Poole, Edward G VIII. 3425 

Poole, Mary B VII. 3423 

Poole, Mary J VIII. 3424 

Pope, John p. 171 

Porter, Colonel 700< 

Porter, Hannah 700 

Portland, Me { |{»5- 

Portland, Ore 1570 

Portsmouth, N. H 1598 

Pratt, Ann E. W VIII. 3379' 

Pratt, Arthur W IX. 3382- 

Pratt, Betty VI. 3113 

Pratt, Edward 1227 

Pratt, Ira 3113 

Pratt, Jennie C. A IX. 1227 

Pratt, Mary 3120 

Pratt, Walter 3329 

Pratt, William H IX. 3381 

Prentice, Hannah 3120' 

Prentice, John, Kev p. 191 

Prescott, Eliza 3590 

Prescott, John JP- j*| 

Preston, Daniel p. 189 

Priest, Sarah 3630 

Primer, New England p. 175 

Proctor, George p. 171 

Proctor, Lydia 202 

Proctor, Samuel p. 184 

Pronunciation of family name 3210 

Providence, R.I {m*™ 

Pruyn, John V. L p. 222 

Pulaski Steamer 464 

Punkapuog Plantation p. 173 

Putnam, Israel, Gen 720 



R 



Rachel VII. 1121 

Rachel C 1690 

Rachel H 760 

Raguet,Conde p. 214 

Rainford,Eng {P;*™ 

Ramsay, Anne M VII. 1023 

Ramsay, Bettie B VIII. 1027 

Ramsay, Daniel B VIII. 1024 

Ramsay, Emma VIII. 1029 

Ramsay, Frank A 1023 

Ramsay, Hannah E. A 1580 

Ramsay, James 1580 

Ramsay, Jennie VIII. 1026 

Ramsay, Mary VIII. 1025 

Ramsay, Minnie VIII. 1028 

Rand, , Mr 218 

Rand, , Rev p. 201 



Rand, Isaac 

Rand, Mary C VI. 

Rand, Susanna 

Rathbone, Marion 

Rawson, Edwd j 

Rebecca VIII. 

Rebecca M 

Rebecca R VIII. 

Rebeckah V. 

Records, burnt 

Richmond, Me 

Red Bluff, California 

Reed, Anna VTH, 

Reed, Bessie 

Reed, Clara VIII, 

Reed, Edwin C IX. 

Reed, Eliza B VII. 



411 
218 

411 

617 

.182 

.184 

1321 

1320 

1239 

184 

p. 173 

1095 

3405 

984 

963 

983 

1104 

977 



xxii 



INDEX 



Heed, Eliza M VIII. 

Reed, George VIII. 

Reed, Homer IX. 

Heed, Jennie M VIII. 

Eeed, Kate IX. 

Eeed, Kitty W 

Eeed, Lucy B VIII. 

Eeed, Luke C IX. 

Eeed, Mary Louise VIII. 

Eeed, Samuel VIII. 

Eeed, Samuel IX. 

Reed.S. P 

Eeed, William VIII. 

Eeed, AVdliam G 

Eeed, AVilliam G IX. 

Rehobot.h 

Eeid, William C... 

Eepublican City, Neb 

Eenwick, Anna VIII. 

Eenwick, James 

Eeuben VL 

Ehoda VI. 

Eice, Ellen F 

Eice, Ellen F 

Eice, Daniel M 

Rice, Frederick W IX. 

Eice, Isabel X. 

Eice, Mariah 

Eice, Martha C 

Eice, Mary R VIII. 

Eice, Rebecca E VII. 

Eice, Thomas, Hon ■! 

Eice Lake, Wis 

Eice, Thomas E IX. 

Eichard Axtell VIII. 

Eichard Edward IX. 

Eichards, , Mr 

Richardson, Emma B VII. 

Richardson, George B VIII. 

Richardson G. W 

Richardson, Helen B VIII. 

Richardson, James B VIII. 

Richardson, Judith 

Eichmond, Ky 1020, 1590, 1620, 

Ricketts, Annie 

Eigby, Abigail 

Eigby, Isabel 

Rigby. John 

Rigby j Mehitable 

Rigby, Samuel 

Ring, mourning 

Rising, Henry H 

Rising, Joanna F 

Roads 

Robbins, Richard 

Robbins, Susanna P VII. 

Robert I. 

Robert II. 

Robert III. 

Robert III. 

Robert, Rev III. 

Robert IV. 

Robert IV. 

Robert.Rev IV. { 

Robert V. 

Robert "The Clerk" V. 

Robert VI. 

Robert VI. 

Robert VI. 

Robert. VII. 

Robert VIL 



986 

991 

979 

992 

981 

978 

987 

981 

1102 

978 

979 

977 

982 

1102 

1103 

1170 

p. 230 

1890 

957 

957 

3251 

3111 

1243 

1830 

3614 

(1243 

\1830 

1242 

1470 

1241 

3614 

1239 

1239 

p. 244 

1502 

1241 

*I656 

2011 

p. 167 

922 

923 

922 

925 

924 

3210 

p. 225 

647 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

p. 182 

p. 185 

p. 197 

331 

331 

p. 174! 

387 

387 

6 

40 

41 

80 

*110 

82 

180 

p. 250 

*190 

720 

760 

748 

762 

765 

1092 

1141 



Robert VII. 1430 

Robert VIII. { ^JJ 

Robert C VIII. 1655 

Robert J VIII. 1433 

Robert L VII. *1590 

Roberts, Mary 1490 

Robinson, Charlotte S VIII. 3069 

Robinson, Edward VI. 152 

Robinson, Edward IX. 3071 

Robinson, Ella IX. 3073 

Robinson, Ellen D 3071 

Robinson, George 1222 

Robinson, James 151 

Robinson, James VI. 152 

Robinson, Loammi 3069 

Robinson, Lucia E VIII. 1222 

Robinson, Mabel X. 3072 

Robinson, Sarah V. 151 

Robinson, Sarah VI. 153 

Rochester j|jjj* 

Rockm " {I: ill 

Rockland, Mass 3660 

(1810 

Rockland, Me -{ 1821 

(3084 

Rockwell, William p. 169 

Rockwood, Breck P VIII. 313 

Rockwood, Carrie D VIII. 315 

Rockwood, Charles IX 307 

Rockwood, Charles B VIII. 311 

Rockwood, Dauiel 3188 

Rockwood, Elisha, Rev | p - £°J 

Rockwood, Elisha P VII. 293 

Rockwood, Eliza D VIL 3188 

Rockwood, George IX. 306 

Rockwood, Hannah A VII. 325 

Rockwood, Helen M VIII. 295 

Rockwood, Helen M IX. 307 

Rockwood, Helen M 294 

Rockwood, Henry I) VIII. 309 

Rockwood, Margaret IX. 308 

Rockwood, Margaret A VIII. 305 

Rockwood, Mary IX. 308 

Rockwood, Mary A 305 

Rockwood, Robert B. P VII. 328 

Rockwood, Sallie C 311 

Rockwood, Susan B VIII. 304 

Rockwood, Susanna B VI. 292 

Rockwood, Susanna B VII. 316 

Rockwood, William IX. 306 

Rockwood, William E VIII. 305 

Rockwood, AVilliam O VII. 294 

Rockwood, AVinslow P VIII. 314 

Rockwood IX. 312 

Rodes, Martha 1590 

Rogers, Daniel, Rev 372 

Rogers, Ermina M 1780 

Rogers, Lucy 476 

Rogers, Sally :s72 

Rollins, Hannah B VIII. 274 

Rollins, John 274 

Ross, Jean {p.2?3 

Rossiter, Mr p. 167 

EoxannaD 1230 

Roxbury 10, 90,490,1102,3419 

Russell, Anna IX. 568 

Russell, Anna X. 567 

Russell, Elizabeth IX. 556 

Russell, Ellen Forbes X. 563 

Russell, Emily IX. 573 

Russell, George R 555 



INDEX 



XX111 



Russell, HenryS IX. 561 

Russell, Howland S X. 560 

Russell, James S X. 562 

Russell, Madan IX. 574 

Russell, Margaret : X. 565 

Russell, Margaret C 575 

Russell, Mary Forbes X. 564 

Russell, Mary H X. 561 



Russe.., Robert Shaw IX. 575 

Russell, Sarah Shaw VIII. 555 

Russtll, Sarah Shaw IX. 576 

RushvLUe, N. Y 1760 

RuthC VIII. 1661 

Ruth C. M 1110 

Ruth S VII. 1219 

Ryall, William p. 189 



s 



Sabbath, New England p. 175 

Sabra A 3550 

Saekett, Benjamin 1174 

Sackett, Dora M VIII. 1178 

Saekett, Elizabeth A VII. 1174 

Sackett, Sarah L VIII. 1177 

Saginaw, Mich 1183 

Salem 860 

Salem, Ohio 870 

SallieW VIII. 1597 

Sally VI. 3226 

Sally Sanger 3.350 

Sally Ware 3310 

Salmon, Anna B 870 

Salmon, John 870 

Saltonstall, Mary 625 

Samuel I. 7 

Samuel III. 140 

Samuel III. 3017 

Samuel IV. 103 

Samuel IV. 141 

Samuel, M. D IV. 480 

Samuel V. 185 

Samuel V. *690 

Samuel V. 820 

Samuel VI. 821 

Samuel, Hon *940, pp. 177, 197, 205, 208 

Samuel, of Alabama, Dr VI. *1050 

Samuel, Capt VI. 1110 

Samuel VII. 851 

Samuel VII. 1031 

Samuel VII. 1216 

Samuel, of Bridgewater VII. *1650 

Samuel, of California VII. 1400 

Samuel, of New Hampshire VII. 1470 

Samuel, of Wisconsin VII. 1500 

Samuei fp.'S 

Samuel VIII. 1303 

Samuel VIII. 1406 

Samuel VIII. 1547 

Samuel, U. S. A VIII. 2090 

Samuel IX. 1933 

Samuel IX. 2012 

Samuel, M.D IX. 2130 

Samuel, A VIII. 1722 

Samuel H VIII. 1431 

Samuel P ..VII. 1730 

Samuel P IX. 2054 

Sanders, Clinton 3082 

Sanders, Ida K IX. 3082 

Sanderson, Augusta VII. 3136 

Sanderson, Christopher C VII. 3142 

Sanderson, Ede VI. 3135 

Sanderson, Ellen VII. 3143 

Sanderson, John, Capt 3135 

Sanderson. John VII. 3141 

Sandwich Islands 1300 

Sanger, Pede 3340 

Sanger, Sally 3350 

San Francisco, Cal j 1G55 

San Jose, Cal 1183 

San Luis Obispo, Cal 1185, 1300, 1590, 1593 



Santa Barbara, Cal 

Sarah 

Sarah III. 

Sarah IV. 

Sarah IV. 

Sarah 

Sarah V. 

Sarah 

Sarah VI. 

Sarah VI. 

Sarah VII. 

Sarah VII. 

Sarah VIII. 

Sarah 

Sarah VII. 

Sarah A VIII. j 

Sarah A 

Sarah A VTTI. 

Sarah A VIII. 

Sarah A VIII. 

Sarah A 

Sarah Amelia VIII. 

Sarah Ann VII. 

Sarah Ann 

Sarah B 

Sarah C VII. 

Sarah D VII. 

Sarah E VIII. 

Sarah E VIII. 

Sarah E 

Sarah E 

Sarah E 

Sarah E 

Sarah II 

Sarah H 

Sarah Josephine VIII. 

Sarah L VII. 

Sarah M VIII. 

Sarah McD VIII. 

Sarah P 

Sarah T 

Sarah Towne 

Sarah Tyler 

Sarah V 

Sarah Vose IX. 

Sargent, Ida Jane .-. 

Satterlhwaite, Ethel X. 

Satterthwaite, Franklin 

Satterthwaite, Pennington X. 

Satterthwaite, Rosalie P IX. 

Savage, James S 

Savage, Mary 

Savannah, Ga 

Savannah, Mo 

Sawyer, Thomas 

Schenectady, N. Y 

Schermerhorn, James R X. 

Schermerhorn, Maria S IX. 

Schermerhorn, Sheppard G X. 

Schermerhorn, W. B 

Schermerhorn, W. B X. 

School, free 



1300 

40 

42 

112 

132 

150 

151 

p. 190 

747 

793 

863 

1094 

1376 

3040 

3419 

1641 

p. 251 

1650 

1652 

3534 

3635 

3360 

1641 

935 

1640 

1290 

3400 

3311 

1314 

3611 

3670 

1760 

1800 

1550 

1350 

3040 

1633 

3201 

3552 

1461 

3630 

720 

930 

1073 

860 

1882 

3720 

727 

725 

726 

725 

1110 

1110 

821 

/1033 

1 1610 

p. 173 

784 

1277 

1274 

1276 

1274 

1275 

p. 177 



XXIV 



INDEX 



Schools for girls p. 176 

Scipio, N. Y 228 

Scollay, Lucy 3620 

Scotland, Conn 75 

Scottsville, N. Y 295 

(1530 

Scranton, Pa ■< 1940 

(.1950 

Sears, Eleanor R 635 

Sears, Frederick R 632 

Sears, Frederick R IX. 635 

Sears, Frederick R X. 636 

Sears, Marion S VIII. 632 

Sears, Marion S IX. 633 

Seating in meeting house p. 176 

Seaver, Martha 746 

Seaver, William J 746 

Seeley, R. H., Rev. Dr p. 243 

Seme W VIII. 1361 

Sen ter, Alice W VIII. 3554 

Senter, Charles B IX. 3557 

Senter, Elton 3554 

Senter, Linnie Emeline IX. 3555 

Senter, Mabel Sylvia IX. 3556 

Seraph I) 870 

Seraph S VII. 872 

Servant boy p. 189 

Seward, Caroline E. 778 

Seward, William H., Hon 778 

Shaw, (dau.) 1013 

Shaw, Adelaide G 1009 

Shaw, Amy IX. 609 

Shaw, Anna IX. 535 

Shaw, Anna VIII. 1014 

Shaw, Anna Blake VIII. 602 

Shaw, Anna Blake IX. 581 

Shaw, Anna K 539 

Shaw, Anna R 647 

Shaw, Cora L 608 

Shaw, Caroline G 592 

Shaw, Edward Blake VITI. 648 

Shaw, Eliza Willard VIII. 646 

Shaw, Elizabeth W IX. 578 

Shaw, Elizabeth W VIII. 616 

Shaw, Elizabeth W. P 415* 

Shaw, Ellen IX. 551 

Shaw, Elliott W IX. 1012 

Shaw, Emily M 583 

Shaw, Francis 372 

Shaw, Francis 500 

Shaw, Francis 532 

Shaw, Francis IX. 613 

Shaw, Francis 502 

Shaw, FrancisG 405 

Shaw, Francis George VIII. 534 

Shaw, Francis George IX. 579 

Shaw, Francis George X. 584 

Shaw, F. Robert Gould VIII. 643 

Shaw, Gardner H VIII. 608 

Shaw, George Nichols VIII. 647 

Shaw, George Russell IX. 583 

Shaw, George W p.204 

Shaw, George W VII. 637 

Shaw, Gertrude B X. 593 

Shaw, Gertrude F IX. 1011 

Shaw, Hannah B 577 

Shaw, Hannah N V. 502 

Shaw, Hannah T VIII. 641 

Shaw, Helen A 645 

Shaw, Henry 1008 

Shaw, Henry, Jr VIII. 1016 

Shaw, Henry C VIII. 651 

Shaw, Henry R IX. 597 

Shaw, Henry R IX. 614 

Shaw, Hollis H X. 591 

Shaw, Isabel X. 585 



Shaw, Isabella P 587 

Shaw, John VIII. 644 

Shaw, JosephC VIII. 615 

Shaw, Josephine IX. 548 

Shaw, Judith T VIII. 649 

Shaw, Louis A IX. 625 

Shaw, Lucy B VII. 1008 

Shaw LucyB VIII. 1015 

Shaw, Lucy H IX. 1012 

Shaw, Mabel IX. 598 

Shaw, Margaret VII, 638 

Shaw, Marian VIII. 632 

Shaw, Marian IX. 627 

Shaw, Mary E 643 

Shaw, Mary Gray IX. 695 

Shaw, Mary J VIII. 652 

Shaw, Mary Louisa IX. 601 

Shaw, Mary L 599 

Shaw, Mary S 625 

Shaw, Mary S VIII. 642 

Shaw, Nancy D 639 

Shaw, Pauline IX. 626 

Shaw, Pauline A 624 

Shaw, Quincy A IX. 596 

Shaw, Quincy A VIII. 624 

Shaw, Quincy A IX. 628 

Shaw, R. A 644 

Shaw, Robert G V. 555 

Shaw, Robert G VII, 533 

Shaw, Robert G 415 

Shaw, Robert G VIII. 599 

Shaw, Robert G., Col IX. 539 

Shaw, Robert G IX. 587 

Shaw, Robert G IX. 629 

Shaw, RoDert G X. 589 

Shaw, Robert G { P- 205 

Shaw, Sally 372 

Shaw, Samuel P VIII. 577 

Shaw, Samuel P IX. 592 

Shaw, Samuel P X. 594 

Shaw, Sarah 372 

Shaw, Sarah VII. 531 

Shaw, Sarah B VII. 405 

Shaw, Sarah B 534 

Shaw, Sarah F IX. 582 

Shaw, Sarah P VIII. 555 

Shaw, Sarah R VIII. 653 

Shaw, Susan Welles X. 588 

Shaw, Susanna IX. 541 

Shaw, Thomas M X. 586 

Shaw, William A VIII. 1009 

Shaw, William A., Jr IX. 1011 

Shaw, William H VIII. 631 

Shaw, William N VII. 639 

Shaw, William T VIII. 645 

Shelburne 3215 

Sherborn 3010, 3130, 3201, 3270, 3340 

Sherlock, Thomas, Dr p. 190 

Sherrill, Alice E 1228 

Shewell, Helen M 1980 

Sholan, (Indian chief) 173 

Shrewsbury 1661 

Shober, Francis, Rev 1003 

Shober, Francis E IX. 1005 

Shober, Helen L VIII. 1003 

Shober, JaneA VIII. 1004 

SibellaD 180 

Sibylla V. 187 

Sibylla VI. 722 

Sigourney 221 

Silas VI. 3370 

Silence VI. 3103 

Silver Creek, Ky 1593 

Simmons, (child) IX. 1322 

Simmons, (child) IX. 1323- 



INDEX 



XXV 



Simmons, (child) IX. 1324 

Simmons, Jane S 1270 

Simmons, Rebecca B VIII. 1321 

Simmons, William C 1321 

Skinner, Eliza J 814 

Slatter, Mary 722 

Smith, Ann VII. 3153 

Smith, Clarissa 1340. 

Smith, Donald 3144 

Smith, Donald M VII. 3149 

Smith, Elizabeth C 1360 

Smith, Helen D IX. 1508 

Smith, James R VII. 3178 

Smith, John F 778 

Smith, John F VII. 3152 

Smith, Lawrence p. 137 

Smith, Margaret VII. 3145 

Smith, M. Maritta 778 

Smith, Martha C 3272 

Smith.Mr {P;J|j7 

Smith, Moses 3272 

Smith, Patty B VI. 3144 

Smith, Sophia E VII. 3146 

Smith, Stillman J 1508 

Smith, WilliamF VII. 3151 

Smith, William N VII. 3147 

Snow, Alice A 1670 

Snow, Betsey 3390 

Somervile, N. J 1701 

Somerville 789 

Son VIII. 3532 

Son IX. 3651 

Son IX. 3652 

Son X. 3752 

Sophia Bryant 1420 

Sophia King VIII. 1692 

Sophronia D 1310 

Sorenson, Serena A 317 

South Billerica 1314 

Southborough 3201 

Southbridge 1452 

Southcott, Capt p. 167 

Spaulding, Jemima A 1220 

Spear, Abigail B VI. *708 

Spear, John W | p _™j 

Spelling of family name p. 8 

Spink, Elizabeth P 3323 

Spooner, Abigail T VII. 394 

Spooner, James, Dr 394 

Springer, Julia B VIII. 1325 

Springer, Wm. A 1325 

Springfield, 190, 480, 770, 811, 1121, 1131, 1430, 
1470, 1740, 1920, 2061, 2062. 

Springfield, Vt 3411 

Spring Station, Ky 1598' 

Squantum 50 

Squeb, Capt p. 166 

Squire, Wesley VIII. 36S2 

St. Armand, Canada 2090 

St. Croix, Wis 892 

St. Lawrence, Minn 732 

St. Louis, Mo 1035, 1051, 1149, 1610 

f317 

St. Paul, Minn -1 366 

I 893 

Staniford, (son) IX. 1187 

Staniford, Bessie IX. 1186 

Staniford, Eugene VIII. 1184 

Staniford, George B IX. 1188 

Staniford, George B VIII. 1185 

Staniford, Hattie L IX. 1195 

Staniford, Horace IX. 1191 

Staniford, Horatio C 1183 

Staniford, Joseph VIII. 1199 



Staniford, L. L VIII. 1196 

Staniford, Maria L VII. 1183 

Staniford, Mary C 1194 

Staniford, Sarah T 1185 

Staniford, Therese IX. 1192 

Staniford, William IX. 1193 

Staniford. William A VIII. 1194 

Stanley, Anna 870 

Stanley, Anna 870 

Stansbury, Anna E. B VIII. 3641 

Stansbury, Mary I IX. 3642 

Stansbury, W. V 3641 

Staples, Annie Fay VIII. 338 

Staples, Henry 338 

Staples, (children) 339 

Starkweather, Elizabeth 1770 

Starrett, Emma 8700 

Steele, Rev. Dr p. 228 

Stephen R YIH. 1491 

(3060 

Sterling J 3300 

Uo50 

Steuben, Me 502 

Stevens, Mary A VIII. 915 

Stevens, Nancy D 639 

Stevens, Timothy 915 

Stevenson, J. W p. 225 

Stewart, Caroline W VIII. 3165 

Stewart, Lindley 3165 

Stewart, (child) IX. 3166 

Stiles, Henrietta J 1970 

Stinchfield, BelleM X. 1819 

Stinchfield, Helen M X. 1817 

Stinchfield, Mary E IX. 1812 

Stinchfield, Mattie M X. 1814 

Stinchfield, Roger F X. 1816 

Stinchfield, Ruth L X. 1818 

Stinchfield, Susie S X. 1813 

Stinchfield, Thomas B X. 1815 

Stinchfield, Thomas F 1812 

Stockbridge 480 

Stoddard, Hannah 3630 

Stodder, Anne E 737 

Stodder, Asa 722 

Stodder, Eliza C 723 

Stodder, Frances H VIII. 724 

Stodder, Francis L 737 

Stodder, Frank P IX. 736 

Stodder, George T VIII. 738 

Stodder, George T VII. 742 

Stodder, Harriett H 723 

Stodder, James IX. 733 

S'odder, James C VII. 737 

Stodder, James F IX. 734 

Stodder, Jonathan "22 

Stodder, Jonathan VII. 723 

Stodder, Joseph S VII. 743 

Stodder, Lucy M 732 

Stodder, Robert H IX. 735 

Stodder, Robert H VII. 745 

Stodder, Sally B VII. 739 

Stodder, Samuel VII. 744 

Stodder, Sibylla B VI. 722 

Stodder, Sibylla C VII. 746 

Stodder, William VII. 741 

Stodder, William H VIII. 732 

Stodder, William W VIII. 731 

Stone, Mary S 1K80 

Stoughton, Israel p. 169 

Stoughton, Mr p. 167, 169, 187, 188 

Stoughton, William j P- Jjjjj 

Stratton Falls, N. Y 1.'20 

Strong, Helen B IX. 1293 

Strong, Margaret B VIII. 1292 

Strong, William C 1292 



XXVI 



INDEX 



Sturgis, Charles J VII. 

Sturgis, Elizabeth P VII. 

Sturgis, George VII. 

Sturgis, Harriet T VII. 

Sturgis, Henry P VII. 

Sturgis, James VII. 

Sturgis, Julia Boit 

Sturgis, Lucy L 

Sturgis, Mary C 

Sturgis, Mary G 

Sturgis, Mary Louisa 

Sturgis, Nathaniel R 

Sturgis, Nathaniel R. (Russell) VII. 

Sturgis, Roberts VII. 

Sturgis, Samuel P VII. 

Sturgis, Sarah B VII. 

Sturgis, Sarah B VII. 

Sturgis, Susan P VII. 

Sturgis, Susanna P VI. 

Styles, Sarah E 

Suffield, Conn 

Suffolk Co 

Suisun, Cal 

Sumner, S VII. 

Sumner, Win -< 

I 

Susan C VII. 

Susan H VII. 

Susan J VII. 

Susan L 

Susan Rebecca VIII, 

Susan S VII. 

Susan W 

Susan W 

Susanna 

Susanna.. II. 

Susanna III. 

Susanna III. 



404 Susanna III. 3013 

401 Susanna W 90 

40G Susannah IV. 95 

407 Sutliff, Bessie D IX. 1182 

398 Sutliff, Dora M VIII. 1178 

408 Sutliff, Maud E IX. 1181 

397 Sutliff, Morris 1178 

397 Sutliff, William E IX. 1179 

408 Sutter's Mill, Cal 1300 

397 Sutton 477 

599 Sutton, Cornelia 961 

396 Swanzey, N. H 292 

397 Swatow, China 1380 

409 Swayze, Anna C 3720 

399 Swift, Amy IX. 1536 

403 Swift, Anna B VIIL 3273 

405 Swift, Aurelius 3276 

402 Swift, Catherine IX. 3282 

396 Swift, Charles IX. 1535 

1550 Swift, Edward IX. 1534 

74 Swift, Gabriella B VIII. 1533 

p. 172 Swift, George IX. 1535 

J1400 Swift, Henrietta IX. 3283 

\1960 Swift, Idella IX. 3275 

3600 Swift, John 1533 

172 Swift, John, Rev p.191 

187 Swift, Luella IX. 3274 

p. 171 Swift, Martha A IX. 3278 

1218 Swift, Mary IX. 3275 

1772 Swift, Mary H VIII. 3276 

1164 Swift, Mary P IX. 3277 

1460 Swift, Nellie IX. 3274 

1634 Swift, Peter 3273 

3393 Swift, Sadie T IX. 3279 

1370 Swift, Thomas p. 186 

1650 Swift, William H IX. 3281 

50 Swift, Willie IX. 1534 

38 Svlvia VII. 3302 

68 Sylvia, Jane 3530 

3012 



T 

Tabitha VI. 3087 

Taft, Charles P VIIL 345 

Taft, Hannah S VII. 343 

Taft, Henry C 343 

Taft, Henry R VIIL 344 

Talcott, Governor 190 

Talmadge, Daniel 1704 

Talmadge, Mary B IX. 1704 

Talmadge, Rockwell D X. 1704 

Taunton 214, 1650, p. 200, 3082, &c 

Taylor, Capt 10 

Taylor, Frances L 737 

Terry, Mr p. 167 

Texas 1236 

Thankful V. 485 

Theodore VI. 767 

Theodore IX. 2031 

Theodore B IX. 2022 

Theodore K., M.D VIII. 2060 

Theodore, Hon VII. 1143 

Thomas I. 3000 

Thomas II. 3010 

Thomas V. 3110 

Thomas VI. 3340 

Thomas VII. 3570 

Thomas VII. p. 245 

Thomas A IX. 1804 

Thomas, Ann 100 

Thomas, Ann P 100 

Thomas E VII. 3351 

Thomas M VIII. 1723 

Thomas, Margaiet 160 



Thomas, Margaret 

Thomas P IX. 

Thomas, William 

Thomas, William, Jr 

Thomas, William, Dr -j 

Thomaston,Me 

Thompson, Abigail C VI. 

Thompson, William 

Thompson's Island 

Thorn, Alice S VIII. 

Thorn, William 

Tilden, B. T 

Tiklen, Florence M IX. 

Tilden, Harriett 

Tilden, Harry B IX. 

Tilden, Kate E VIII. 

Tilden, Raymond M IX. 

Tileston, Timothy -j 

Tilly, Mr 

Titcomb, Valeria K 

Titus. Julia 

Todd, David, Judge 

Todd, James C 

Todd, Jane B j 

Todd. John, Dr 



670 

1S92 

) 100 

j 160 

100 

670 

.204 

834 

163 

163 

•. 171 

341 

341 

1422 

1424 

453 

1423 

1422 

1425 

p. 177 

p. 187 

p. 188 

p. 167 

365 

963 

1610 

p. 226 

p. 239 

p. 226 

p. 224 

*1020 

p. 226 



INDEX 



XXYU 



Todd, Letitia •! 

Todd, Levi, Gen 

Todd, Robert S 

Todd, Samuel B 

Tolman, John 

Tolman, John 

Tolman, Mary II. 

Tolman, Susanna III. 

Tomlinson, Mary 

Toof, Anna Eliza 

Topsfield 

Town, Ella H 

Towne, Sarah 

Townsend, Cordelia H 

Townsend, May Catherine 

Townsley, Hannah VI. 

Townsley, Jacob 

Transient persons 

Travel, modes of 

Tread well, Thomas 

Treat, Elizabeth B V. 

Treat, Samuel 

Treat, Samuel IV. 

Trescott, William 

Treskatis, Chesney IX. 

Treskatis, Elizabeth B VIII 

Treskatis, G., Dr 

Treskatis, Helen IX. 

Triana, Ala 

Troy, N. Y 



1G10 

p. 239 

p. 224 

p. 226 

p. 236 

p. 226 

p. 226 

21 

68 

21 

68 

1390 

2090 

700 

1455 

930 

2060 

408 

502 

501 

p. 176 

p. 174 

p. 176 

174 

174 

175 

p. 173 

1709 

1709 

1709 

1709 

1050 

804 



Tuckerman, Abigail P VI. 

Tuckerman, Abigail P VII. 

Tuckerman, Edward 

Tuckerman, Edward VII. 

Tuckerman, Hannah VII. 

Tuckerman, Hannah P VI. 

Tuckerman, Joseph, Rev 

Tuckerman, Paul 

Tuckerman, Susan IX. 

Turner, Menitable 

Turner, Nathaniel 

Turner, Sally 

Tuttle, Eliza Ann 

Tyler, Augusta M VII. 

Tyler, Anna Sophia VII. 

Tvler, Caroline Amelia VII. 

Tyler, Charlotte Amelia VIII. 

Tyler, Charlotte C VII. 

Tyler, Hannah B VI. 

Tyler, Hannah P VII. 

Tyler, John 

Tyler, John Breck VII. 

Tyler, John E 

Tyler, John Eugene, Dr VII. 

Tyler, Maria VII. 

Tyler, Sarah 

Tyler, Sarah Augusta VII. 

Tyler, Susanna B VII. 

Tyler, Susanna Brigham VIIL 

Tything men ] 



393 

394 

391 

395 

392 

391 

393 

969 

969 

10 

p. 12 

204 

1248 

(353 

|289 

278 

289 

291 

287 

268 

269 

268 

286 

268 

(353 

\289 

288 

720 

283 

277 

292 

1.17ft 



Union, Me., 



Unitv, Me. 



u 



f 830 

■{ 834 

(.3084 

1245 



Upland, Pa 272 

Upper Bedford, Canada 2090 

Upsall. Nicholas -J p< ^ 



V 



Vaill, Anna I IX. 

Vaill, Edward B IX. 

Vaill, Isabella M VI II. 

Vaill, Mary B IX. 

Vaill, T. D 

Valentine, Francina T 

Vallejo, Cal 

Van Deventer, Mary < 

Vassalborough, Me 

Vehicles 



1705 
1706 
1703 
1704 
1703 
1990 
1673 

p. 243 
1740 
1800 

p. 174 



Vermont 

Viall.C. E 

Viall.Claia VIII. 

Viall, Maud IX. 

Victor IX. 

Vineland, N.' J 

Virginius, Col 

Vose, Sarah 



("3273 

I &c. 

3324 

3324 

3324 

1952 

J 1360 

11900 

1225 

860 



w 



Waban 

Wagner, Antonie 

Wain wright V. 

Wainright VI. 

Wainright, Elizabeth 

"Write, Mary 

Walter VII. 

Walter W VIII. 

Walters, S. P 

Ward, Geraldine 

Ward, W. G., Gen 

Warde, Matilda W 

AVare, Anna VIII. 

Ware, Arthur B VIII. 

Ware, Benjamin VII. 

Ware, Caroline VII. 



1292 

1833 

487 

824 

110 

1070 

3640 

3695 

p. 236 
3202 

p. 221 
1860 
3167 
3159 
3164 
3156 



Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 
Ware, 



Caroline VIII. 3165 

Clarence H VIII. 3162 

Edgar VIII. 3159 

Edgar V VIII. 3162 

Eleazer 3155 

Elizabeth C 3164 

Emily P VIII. 3163 

John 3040 

Toseph W VIII. 3161 

LucyB VI. 3155 

LucyD VII. 3171 

Mary B 3158 

MaryE. B VIII. 3161 

Samuel L VIII. 3169 

Theodore L VIII. 3163 

Vorestas VII. 3158 



XXV111 



INDEX 



Wareham 836 

Warham, Rev. John pp. 165, 167, 169, 170 

Warren, (son) X. 1187 

Warren, Amy S IX. 609 

Warren, Arthur M : IX. 3411 

Warren, Bessie S IX. 1186 

Warren, Charles 3408 

Warren, Clarence 1186 

Warren, Ethel L IX. 3409 

Warren, Everett IX. 3412 

Warren, Harry p. 237 

Warren, Harry, Mrs p. 237 

Warren, Ida IX. 3413 

Warren, John X. 611 

Warren, John C 609 

Warren, Joseph X. 612 

Warren, Sarah M VIII. 3408 

Warsaw, N. Y 1700 

Washington, D. C 779, 1132, 2000, 2002, 2120 

Washington, George 1026 

Washington, Jennie R.. VIII. 1026 

Waterhouse, Jessie B 1506 

Watertown p. 167 

Watertown 407 

Watts, Susan 1370 

Waverly, Mich 1780 

Way, Mr p. 167 

Way, Henry p. 187 

Weathersfield, Conn 14 

Webb, Fanny M IX. 898 

Webb, Fanny P VIII. 894 

Webb, Harriett P IX. 896 

Webb, Mabel IX. 901 

Webb, Margaret B IX. 897 

Webb, Marian IX. 899 

Webb, Nellie P IX. 895 

Webb, William D 894 

Webster VIII. 1455 

Webster, Daniel p. 224 

Webster, J. W 445 

Wedge, Abijah 3064 

Wedge, Charlotte S VIII. 3069 

Wedge, Daniel K VIII. 3066 

Wedge, Elizabeth M 3065 

Wedge, Harriet L VIII. 3076 

Wedge, Harriet L 3078 

Wedge, Lothrop VII. 3065 

Wedge, Mary VII. 3077 

Wedge, Mary VII. 3064 

Wedge, Mary E VIII. 3067 

Wedge, Oliver B VIII. 3068 

Weed. Edward O 1029 

Weed, Emma C VIII. 1029 

Weeks, (ieorge p. 172 

Welch, Benjamin 3503 

Welch, Clarabell IX. 3512 

Welch, (dau.) X. 3509 

Welch, Eugene IX. 3508 

Welch, Frederick IX. 3505 

Welch, Henry IX. 3504 

Welch, Leon X. 3507 

Welch, Leston IX. 3511 

Welch, Mercy E VIII. 3503 

Welch, Mertie X. 3506 

Wells, Charlotte VII. 3221 

Wells, Charlotte B VI. 3213 

Wells, Elizabeth VII. 8225 

Wells, Emma VII. 3215 

Wells, Jonathan 3213 

Wells, Judith VII. 3222 

Wells, Sarah VII. 3223 

Wells, Wealthy VII. 8224 

Wells, Willard VII. 3214 

Welsteed, Rev. Mr j p - |°J 

Wesley, Ida A 2050 



Wesley, J IX. 3682 

Wesson, Sarah E 3G70 

Westborough J200 

Westford 3113 

West Medford 1246 

Westminster 3210 

Weston, Mary L VIII. 272 

Weston, Henry G., D. D 272 

Westphling, Harriet P IX. 896 

Westphling, M. J 896 

West Jersey 180 

West Newton 2130 

West Randolph, Vt 3276 

Weston, Henry G 272 

Weston, Mary L. P VIII. 272 

(487 

West Springfield ^770 

(815 

Weymouth, Martha 1810 

Weymouth 3081 

Wheeler, Ephriam 207 

AVheeler, Sarah, Mrs 202 

Wheeler, Sarah P VI. 207 

Whipple, Eliza IX. 3451 

Whipple, Joel 3449 

Whipple, Lovina F 3449 

Whipple, Mercy H VIII. 3449 

White, Abigail B 836 

White, Amy B VII. 834 

White, Catherine P VIII. 835 

White, Charles P IX. 842 

White, Cynthia M VIII. 849 

White, Edward B IX. 842 

White, Eliza F 841 

White, Fannie A IX. 843 

White, Frank A IX. 839 

White, George D 1590 

White, George W IX. 847 

White, Hailey C IX. 837 

White, Harriet T VII. 407 

White, Helen L. B 848 

White, Jacob 834 

White, Jane F 1590 

White, John F 1590 

White, John, Rev p. 1GG, 167, 169, 170 

White, Jonathan VIII. 845 

White, Jonathan B IX. 846 

White, Joseph VIII. 844 

White, Joseph VIII. 848 

White, Joseph H IX. 846 

White, Katie B IX. 839 

White, Mary A 845 

White, Mary D 836 

White, Samuel VIII. 836 

White, Stephen D IX. 837 

White, Thomas P VIII. 841 

White, William 1590 

White, William A 407 

Whitestown, N. Y 243 

Whitney, Esther 3130 

Whitney, George 3067 

Whitney, J., Rev 192 

Whitney, Lois V. 192 

Whitney, Mary E VIII. 3067 

Whittier, Charles S 1632 

Whittier, Jane M VIII. 1632 

Wilbraham 809 

Wilde, Annie II 2120 

Wilkinson, (child) IX. 3168 

Wilkinson, Anna W VIII. 3167 

Wilkinson, George 3167 

Will of Captain John Breck p. 18S 

Will of Edward Breck p. 181 

Will of Isabel (Breck) Fisher p. 184 

William V. *670 



INDEX 



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William VI. 672 

William VI. 764 

William VII. 1300 

William VII. 1380 

William VII. 1460 

William VII. 1530 

William , VII. p. 245 

William VII. 3331 

William VIII. 1301 

William VIII. 1432 

William A VIII. 1573 

William A. M VIII. 1960 

William BeDjamin IX. 1864 

William C VIII. 1392 

William D VIII. 1751 

William Dean VIII. 1810 

William Foster VII. *1360 

William Gilman, Dr VII -{*1740 

William Gilman IX. 2062 

William M VIII. 3605 

AA'illiam Merriam IX. 2023 

AVilliam Otis IX. 2090 

William P VIII. 1860 

William R VIII. 1592 

William Stoddard VIII. 3634 

William W VIII. 3643 

Williams, Mr. { V '\tl 

Williams, (child) IX. 1262 

Williams, Abraham Ill 

Williams, Augusta W 3690 

Williams, Charles C IX. 1258 

Williams, Edward B IX. 1259 

Williams, Elizabeth IV. Ill 

Williams, Ephraim IX. 1261 

Williams, Helen C 13S0 

AVilliauis, Isaiah 877 

Williams, Kitty 978 

Williams, Leslie B IX. 1263 

Williams, Mary A VIII. 877 

Williams, Mary B VIII. 1256 

Williams, Mary C IX. 878 

Williams, Roger | p - ^|f 

Williams, Rev. Mr. { P- 201 

Williams, Samuel 150 

Williams, Sarah 150 

Williams, Stephen, Rev p. 198 

Williams, William 1256 

Williams, William IX. 1257 

Willis, Mary Ann 386 

Willis, Mr p. 241 

Willis, Mrs p. 241 

Williston, Mary M 1540 

Wilmington, Del -j J^J 

Winchendon, Mass 3401 



Windsor, Conn 480 

Windsor, Cora 1701 

Winfield.C IX. 3662 

Winslow, Me 723 

Wilson, Charles A., Dr 3623 

Wilson, Charles F IX. 3624 

Wilson, Harriets VIII. 3623 

Wilson, Julia 1001 

Winthrop, Governor p. 167 

Wiswall, Enoch 90, p. 186, p. 188, p. 189 

AViswall, Susannah 90 

AViswall, Dea p 172 

AViswell, Ichabod p. 177 

AViswell, John p. 172 

AViswell, Thomas p. 172 

Withington, Henry I p ' J 6 ^ 

AVithington, John p. 188 

AVithington, Joseph p. 188 

Withington, Richard p. 172 

AVoburn 3104 

AVood, 3340 

AVood, James, Rev { P 'l78 

AVood, Mehetable 3020 

AVood, Nicholas 3020 

AVoodcock, (son) IX. 3535 

AVoodcock, George AV 3534 

AVoodcock, Sarah A VIII. 3534 

Woodcock, AVilliam H IX. 3536 

AVoodpiles p. 174 

AVoodrow, Thomas, Rev p. 234 

AVoolcott, Mr p. 169 

AVorcester 480, 1071, 1248, 1630, 3408 

AV right, Aaron 783 

AVright, Almira J 3375 

AVright, Ann Eliza VIII. 3379 

AVright, Ann Maria VIII. 3374 

AVright, Charles VIII. 3376 

AVright, Edward E 1214 

AVright, Edwin VIII. 3373 

AVright, Edwin L VIII. 3375 

AVright, Eliza VII. 788 

AVright, Eliza B VII. 3371 

AVright, Ephraim 3371 

AVright, Francis VII. 786 

AVright, Frank IX. 3377 

AVright, George T VII. 784 

AVright, Hattie M 3376 

AVright, Helena T VI. 783 

AVright, Henry VII. 785 

AVright, Henry VIII. 3378 

AVright, Julia VII. 787 

AVright, LucindaB VII. 1214 

AVright, Merrick VII. 785 

AVright, Sarah VII. 792 

AVright, AVealthy VIII. 791 

AVright, AVilliam AV VIII. 3372 

Wright, (3 sons) IX. 1215 



Vale, Charles L 893 

Yale, Ellen P VIII. 893 

Young, Amos AV 3321 

Young, Ann B VII. 3321 

Young, B. H., Colonel p. 238 

Young, Clara VIII. 3324 



Young, Elizabeth P 3323 

Young, Emma 3322 

Young, Frank VIII. 3322 

Young, Frederick A VIII. 3323 

Young, Mary 1123 

Young, AValter IX. 3322 



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