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However inconspicuous the lives of our ancestors, the fact 
should never be overlooked that what we are we owe to them. 
They were the ones who severed the ties of home and kin- 
dred in order to enjoy the liberty of thought and action denied 
them in the land of their nativity. 

It required no little courage to begin life anew in a wilderness 
where their daily bread was to be literally wrung from the 
soil, and physical and intellectual privations faced them. 

Even though pestilence entered the doors of their log cabins 
and death lurked behind the majestic pines of their adopted 
land, they steadfastly offered their morning and evening hymns 
of praise with a calm spirit of thankfulness for the few blessings 
vouchsafed them. 

In the varied richness of our environment we should always 
remember their struggles to meet the exigencies of their day. 
Hence it is fitting to perpetuate their names in a family history. 

The statements herein contained have been collected with 
great difficulty. If some descriptions appear meager, it is be- 
cause no other information has been furnished. 

Those who have endeavored to perpetuate the memory of 
kinsmen, in book form, can appreciate the pleasure experienced 
from hearty co-operation of kinsmen and friends. 

The writer is especially indebted for individual research, al- 
ways graciously given, to the late Miss Caroline G. Carney, 
of Portland, Maine ; the late Mrs. Julia Carney Gorham of 
Richmond, Maine ; Miss Lucia Carney of Portland, Maine ; 
Miss M. Adeline Houdlette of Dresden Mills, Maine ; Charles 



E. Allen, Esq., of Cedar Grove, Maine ; Rev. Anson Titus of 
Tufts College, Mass.; Edwin H. Carney, Esq., of Sheepscott, 
Maine ; Hon. John V. Carney of Bennington, Vt.; Hon. Frank- 
lin L. Carney of Sheepscott, Maine ; Rev. G. Zentz of Etobon, 
and Professor Georges Lods of Montbeliard, France. 

In submitting the result of ten years' research, the hope is 
expressed that the kinsmen may have that satisfaction which 
comes from reading the history of sincere, true, noble Christian 
women and men who bravely met and conquered the vicissitudes 
of life and have left unstaiued these memories of their devotion 
to home and country. 

S. H. C. Jr. 











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In 1752 the Plymouth Company voted to lay out their first 
township " on the neck of land between Kennebeck and East- 
ern Rivers opposite to Fort Richmond," this fort having been 
constructed in 1719 as a trading-post. The Company gave the 
name Frankfort to this new center of habitation, in honor of 
Count Henri Ehrenfield Luther, aulic Councillor of State at 
Frankfort-on-the-Main. Among the early settlers were one or 
two Scotch-Irish and German families, but the majority were 
French Lutherans and Calvinists ; the latter from Southwest- 
ern France while the former were from the Eastern Provinces, 
having a well-known College at Montbeliard. This was the 
locality of Suzanne Goux's birth, and from thence, in 1751, 
with her father, mother, sisters and brother she removed to 
Rotterdam, Holland, and from there emigrated to America, in 
the good ship " Priscilla," John Brown, master. Her mother 
died on the long and tedious passage to America. The French 
families were naturally clannish, and wished to be grouped 
together at the new plantation as the following extract from a 
letter to Peter Chardon of Boston proves. They requested that 
"all the French be settled together, so that they might employ 
a minister for Divine Service and a schoolmaster for the in- 
struction of their children." In another letter an idea is 
obtained of their temporal requisites : 

" Frankfort, Nov. 2d, 1752. 
"Sir : — We ask with great humility, pardon for our impor- 
tunities and trouble we give vou, and we take again the free- 
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dom to write, praying Almighty God for the preservation of 
your dear health and of all those that belongs to you. We had 
great satisfaction in the grant of f ourty acres of land each in this 
place, but at the same time the affliction to see the English quit 
their first lots and settle upon the French line in such a manner 
as to oblige some of us to take up with the other twenty acres 
at a great distance from the first, although we had almost fin- 
ished our settlements ; and further, we are very much troubled 
to see said persons to our great inconvenience fixt their houses 
in such forwardness as only to want coverings which would been 
likewise done if they had the tools necessary for their work. 
The most honorable gentlemen of the company promised to 
settle all the French upon one line near one another, so as to 
enable them hereafter to settle a minister for Divine Service 
and a schoolmaster for the instruction of their children. 

" We desire, dear sir, you would be so good as to communi- 
cate to the honorable gentlemen of the company our former 
requests for sundry articles, we are in very great want of, in 
particular the provision our three men that went to Boston 
lately desired, not have half enough to carry us through the 
winter, and as for other necessaries every one asks for himself, 
besides what each desired some time ago, namely, for George 
Gout 2 hatts, 1 a half castor, the other a felt, 3 shaves to shave 
wood, black pepper, smoak tobaca. For John Pochard, 2 hats, 
1 shaver for wood, 1 hand saw, 2 gimlets 1 large 1 small : 
smoak tobaca, black pepper, sewing thread for cloth, 2 chisels, 
small hatchet. 

" For John Bugnont — barrel vinegar, bushel of onions, black 
pepper, felt hat, blanket or rugg, thread for clothes, smoak 
tobaca, barrel of rum for him, George Gout & Peter 

"For Daniel Jalot, 5 yards middlin coarse cloth for clothes, 
hats, axe, thread, black pepper. For Peter Gout, hats, sewing 
thread, hand saw, chisel, shaver, bushel of onions. For Joseph 


Bas, shaver, hat, bushel of onions, black pepper, tobaca to 
smoak, cive for flower. Signed by 

" James Bugnont, 
" Peter Gout, 
" John Pochard & 
" Denis Jacoe. 
" I have received 3 barrels, 1 of flour, 1 of Indian corn, & 
one of pork. I humbly intreat of you, dear sir, to ask the 
favor of those gentlemen to have the goodness to send me 
3 barrels more of flour, 3 of Indian corn, and 2 of pork, 1 of 
rum, and 1 of molasses, these last two for Daniel Jacob and 
Joseph Bas ; and for me, James Frederick Jaquin, the last 
comer, a small quantity of the best flax for a piece or two of 
linen, 10 lbs of tobaca, 1 lb black pepper, bushel of onions, 
bushel of good peas. This signed only by James Frederick 

One hundred and sixty years have passed since Mark Carney 
w T as born. The exact date of his birth, his nationality, and cause 
of death remain unproven. Although little of his ancestry is 
known, it may be inferred that it was of the best because of his 
individual force in meeting the exigencies of his environment, 
participating as he did in the civil, military and religious ac- 
tivities of his time. Modest though the service was, it formed 
a part of that wonderful Colonial mosaic on which rests our 
present National Government. Singularly enough we find 
him, first and last, serving in the Colonial and Revolutionary 

Whether of Irish or French extraction we cannot positively 
decide. While it is true that allegations of fact based on tradi- 
tions carry little weight, nevertheless traditions in a family 
often lead to new sources of information, and for this reason 
the following traditions are here incorporated : 

James G. Carney, and others, often quoted the statement 

that Mark Carney said " he was tired of being called Garnet " 
and so changed the spelling to Carney, as the pronunciation 
of the former word. 

Major Lapham of Gardiner, Maine, said that " Mark Carney 
came straight from Boston Common on his arrival in this 
country and took up his residence in Pownalboro.'' 

James Carney, Sr.'s, daughter, Mrs. Octavia C. Wilson, dis- 
tinctly remembers that Mark Carney was said to have been " a 
Pontoise," that is from Pontoise, a little town some nineteen 
miles from Paris, France. James Carney, Sr., during a period 
of political excitement many years ago, offered " $1,000 to 
any one who could prove that he James, Sr., had a drop of 
Irish blood in his veins." 

Be that as it may, the following letter from Daniel Carney, 
(brother of James, Sr.,) to his son James G. Carney, indi- 
cates that in his opinion, Mark was from Ireland : 

" Newcastle 28th, Oct. 1829. 

" Dear Son : 

" Yours of the 29th ult. came to hand the day before yester- 
day. This will be my excuse for not writing you before. I 
am sorry to hear you were disappointed in getting your house 
as you expected. It is truly unpleasant to be separated from 
one's family, I have felt that from experience, and hope it will 
not be long before you get one to suit, and presume I need 
not recommend prudence and economy in rent as well as 
living. I have been very busy since I arrived in repairing 
house &c. At present we are comfortably situated. If I had 
this place free and a little property, I could make myself con- 
tented. In regard to our Ancestors, I know but little about 
them being very young when my Father died. I have under- 
stood that my Father Mark Carney, with David Clancy, 
William O' Brian and Ki chard Whaling came to this part of 
the Country very young (by the way of Newfoundland). That 

ray Mother, Suzanna Goude, with her Father, Brother George 
and two Sisters came from Germany and were French. 

" David Clancy and my Father married Sisters, Elizabeth and 
Susannah Goude. 

" My Grandmother (1745) died on her passage to this Country 
and my Grandfather before my remembrance. He probably 
came to this Country about 85 years since. I have no record 
of either family of any kind. There are many of our name 
in the County of Kilkenny, but whether my Father was an 
orphan or had parents living when he left Ireland I do not 
recollect to have heard him or my Mother say. There are 
many very wealthy men in Ireland, and have no doubt many 
as poor as I am, and I am willing to give you a quit claim to 
all the Property that comes from that quarter for $100. 
Your Aunt rec'd her letter and says when she can get time 
she will write you. She was much pleased that you wrote so 
well. I shall be glad to hear from you often and something of 
your prospects. The times are hard and the current rapid but 
I hope you will all be able to stem it. Hope you will do all 
you can for William. Kemember me to Clarissa. We are in 
good health. Your affectionate Father — Daniel Carney." 

As Suzanne Goux was from Montbeliard, France, it is barely 
possible that Mark Carney was from the same town or vicinity. 

Colonial spelling of family names was often phonetical, and 
thousands of names were thus altered from the original spell- 
ing:, often bearing no resemblance to the original name. As 
an illustration, the name Goux is found spelled Goud, Goude, 
Gout, Gough and Gue, while in New York the name Guion 
became changed to Gue. In the " History of Montbeliard in 
the 18th. Century," by CI. Duvernoy, and published in 1891, 
there is found the family name " Marconnet" which with 
little, if any, stretch of English pronunciation may be trans- 
formed into " Mark Carney." 

There was an Abraham Marconnet living in Montbeliard 
in 1647. He was a doctor of law and preceptor of one of 
the young dukes of Brunswick. Doctor Marconnet was a man 
of wide learning as shown by his many publications, in Latin, 
which include poems and articles on theology, history and 

In Poitou there was an illustrious and numerous Marconnay 
family, which embraced Protestantism during the second half 
of the 16th century. One branch of this family offers one or 
two suggestive features. 

Lancelot, Lord de Marconnay, married Catherine de Chesneau. 
Their second son, Charles, married in 1628 Elizabeth de La- 
Vairie. Their son Louis de Marconnay, Lord of Chateauneuf, 
had twenty-two children, two of whom, Samuel Philemon and 
Marie, were expelled from France in 1688. They went to Hol- 
land where Samuel Philemon became a lieutenant (later a 
colonel) in a French regiment and followed William of Orange 
to England. 

He married in 1698 Anne Le Cerf and they had three daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Henrietta and Suzanne. While there is no 
proof, as yet, that Mark Carney was of the Marconnay, or 
Marconnet, family, it remains as a fact that he suddenly appears 
at a little French colony on the Kennebeck River, some twenty 
miles inland, and fights shoulder to shoulder with Frenchmen 
in the English monarch's service ; marries a young French girl 
who bears him twelve children who bear names found in the 
above-mentioned Goux and Marconnay families. 

We do not find any "Michael," "Patrick" or "Bridget" 
among the family names, as one would expect if he were of Irish 
extraction, nor do we learn from any of the children or grand- 
children that words or expressions peculiar to the " Emerald 
Isle," were used or known to them. 

We do notice the family of twelve children, followed by 
Daniel's family of twenty-two and James' family of twelve, 

similar in number to that of the Marconnay family ; and also 
the dark eyes and complexion, the prominent nose, small hands 
and feet, by some considered as typically French. 

If Mark were an Irishman, why identify himself with this 
French Colony '( Would it not seem more natural for him to 
gravitate to those of his own nationality ? 

The facts and traditions are placed before the reader with 
the hope that more definite information may yet be obtained. 

In this same history appears the Jaquin family, which 
later in Maine was spelled Jacquin, Jacqueen and Jakins: 
and it may be noted that Mark's daughter Joanna married 
James Jacquenot Jacquin. All of Mark's children were more 
French than Irish in personal appearance, and this is sin- 
gularly the case in all of the grandchildren and even the great- 

So that, given other Irish families in Pownalboro, together 
with the desire on the part of the French families to keep by 
themselves, it is odd, to say the least, that Mark Carney, if of 
Irish extraction and the sole person of the name in that section, 
should have married into a French family. 

Suzanne's brother, George Goux, marched shoulder to 
shoulder with Mark Carney and frequently does his name ap- 
pear in the Massachusetts Archives as well as that of his father 
Daniel Goud. 

See Mass. Archives, vol. 94, folio 46. " Daniel Goud, quality 
Centinel, in His Majesty's Service, Capt. Sam'l Goodwin 
commanding, Scouting Eastward and guarding stores at Fort 
Halifax, July 23d. 1755 to Dec. 23d. 1755." And also the 
following : Vol. 95, folio 80. " Daniel Goud, quality Centinel, 
31st March 1756 to 9th. Nov. 1756. " Vol. 96, folio 30. " Daniel 
Goud, Scouting Eastward, under Captain Jonas Fitch, 4th. May 
1757 to 31st Oct. 1757." Vol. 96, folio 239. " Daniel Goud, 
quality Centinel, with a detachment under Lieut. Jonas Fitch, 
at Frankfort, 14th. June 1758 to Oct. 31st. 1758, under Com- 


mand Capt. Joshua Freeman." Vol. 97, folio 252. " Daniel 
Goud — quality private — Company of Scouts, 10th April 1759 
to Sept. 1759." Vol. 97, folio 273. "Daniel Goud, Centinel, 
scouting Eastward, Capt. Charles Leissner 11th Sept. 1759 to 
Oct. 30th 1759." George Goud's name also appearing in the 
above records. 

Prior to these dates of military service we find on page 30 
of the Kennebeck Purchase Kecords, dated July 16, 1753, 
the following : " Daniel Gowe [Goud on the margin] has 
granted to him and it is hereby Voted and Granted him in the 
Plantation of Frankfort so called, on the East side of Kennebeck 
River agreeable to a form of vote passed the 21th January, 1753, 
and the 12th vote of said day and subscribed to limitations 
therein expressed ; 100 acres of land in three lots, as in the 
book of Events, No. 10, will more fully appear." On page 32 
the name is again spelled " Daniel Gowe" with " Goud " written 
on the margin. 

On April 27, 1767, Daniel Goud conveyed to his son, 
George Goud, for 40 shillings, 40 acres of land on the west 
side of Eastern River, and 2 twenty-acre lots, Nos. 54 and 
59, " conveyed to me by grant July 16, 1753, from Kenne- 
bec Purchase Company." In the Lincoln County Registry of 
Deeds, vol. 4, page 159, is an indenture between Daniel Goud, 
Pownalborough, yeoman, and- estate of William Bowdoin, 
Esq., of Roxbury, dated May 1, 1765 : " Whereas the said 
Daniel Goud stands justly indebted unto the owners of the late 
ship ' Priscilla ' John Brown, Master, in which said ship the 
said Daniel came passenger from Rotterdam in the year 1751, 
in the full and just sum of £25 and 6d., lawful money, for 
which he has given his Bond to the said William — of the pen- 
alty of £50 and 1 shilling lawful money, &c." This tract 
of land, on the west side of Eastern River was bounded — 
" S. E. by River— 
N. E. by land of Michael Stillfin 


S. W. by land of Charles Etienne Houdelette 
N. W. by middle Road, 
40 Poles by 160 Poles." 

Charles Etienne Houdelette came under the same conditions 
as Daniel Goud, and probably many others. 

The following is the last will and testament of Daniel Goud, 
to be found in the Maine, Lincoln County, Wills, published 
1894, vol. 1, page 49: 

" In the name of God Amen— the 27th day of April A. D. 
1767—1, Daniel Goud, of Pownalborough in the County of Lin- 
coln, Yeoman, being of perfect mind and memory and knowing 
that it is appointed to all men once to die and thinking it my 
Duty to set my house in Order, before that awful last hour 
overtakes me, do hereby make and ordain my last Will and 
Testament ; that is to say principally and first of all I commend 
my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, trusting in the 
Merits of his Dear Son, my Lord and Saviour, for the pardon 
of all my Sins and acceptance with Him : My Body I commit 
to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor, 
nothing doubting but that I shall receive the same by the 
Mighty power of God, at the General Resurrection : and as to 
my Worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me 
in this Life, I give, devise, and dispose of in Manner and form 
following, that is to say : 

" Imps. I give my daughter Elizabeth Clancey the sum of six 
shillings to be paid her in one year after my Decease, which, 
with what I gave her in my Lifetime is in full of her portion 
of my Estate. 

" I give my daughter Susannah Carney, the sum of six shill- 
ings, which with what I gave her in my lifetime is in full of 
her portion of my Estate. Lastly — all the Rest and Residue 
of my Estate Real, personal or mixed, wheresoever the same 
is, I give and devise to my Son George Goud, to hold to him, 
and his heirs forever, he the said George paying to my two 


Daughters aforesaid the said sum of six shillings apiece ; 
also he paying all my Just Debts and funeral Charges. And 
I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son George Goud, 
sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, Revoking & 
Disannulling all other and former Testaments by me heretofore 
made : declaring this and no other to be my last Will and 
Testament : In witness whereof I the said Daniel Goud do 
hereto set my hand and Seal the day and year afore written. 

" Daniel Goud (Seal) 
" Signed, sealed & Delivered & 
declared by the said Testator 
to be his last Will & Testament 
in presence of 

Chas. Cushing. 

Mary Nye. Probated 12. Apr. 1769 

Jona. Bowman. Inventory by Saml. Emerson 

Richard Kidder and George Lilly, all 
of Pownalborough. 

7th Apr. 1770 £31 : 16 : 4." 

George Goud must have been about ten or fifteen years older 
than Mark Carney. He was one of the last vestrymen of St. 
John's church at Pownalboro and the date of his death is thus 
recorded on his tombstone : 

" Mr. George Goud died May 18, 1826. Aet. 91." 

The following letter is from his cousin, David Goux, the orig- 
inal being in the French language : 

" Etobon, April 21, 1816. 
" Dem' Cousin George Goud : — We received in due time the 
letter which you sent to my Father in 1803, to which I take 
pleasure in replying and in sending you the grains of Blessons 
and Millet, as requested in your aforesaid. Political events 
have caused great derangement in Maritime affairs and I am 
uncertain of the fate of the reply sent to you by my Father. 


I do not know whether it has reached you or whether the ef- 
fect of circumstances has unhappily interrupted it in its pas- 
sage — Upon which I pray you to inform me as soon as possible, 
imparting to me news of you which interests essentially our 
family. All the Parents that you knew are dead — there re- 
mained only my Father, your Cousin, at the time of the receipt 
of your letter, (and since then he has died) — Therefore there 
remain only the four children, David, Peter, Catherine and 
Elizabeth — the three first being married and the other one is 
sick. "With the hope of being honored by you with an agreeable 
reply, I beg you to believe me Your devoted Cousin David 

" Address : Monsieur David Goud, a Etobon, Department, de 
la Haute Saone Arondissement de Lure en France." 

The address on the outside is " to John polernzky Esq. to be 
delivered to Mr. George Goud, Kennebeck River, north amer- 
ica Dresden." 

It is well to notice in the above letter the different spelling 
of the family name 6Wa?and Goud, as late as 1816. 

From the Lincoln County Registry of Deeds is obtained this 
item : 

" Andrie Frederick, Count de Polereczky, of Strasbourg, 
County of Alsace, brigadier-general in the service of His Maj- 
esty the King of France to John de Polereczky of Pownal- 

This John was a major in the Revolution and had a horse 
shot from under him at the battle of White Plains. He was 
naturalized in 1788 and joined the Methodist Church in 1818. 
For twenty-five years he was town clerk of Dresden, Maine, 
and had in his possession an elaborate parchment giving the 
genealogy of the Goux family. The whereabouts of this 
parchment remains unknown at this writing, 1903, although 
diligent search has been made for it. 


Elizabeth Goux, sister of Suzanne Goux Carney, married 
David Clancey or Clancy. Their children, all born in Pownal- 
boro, Maine, were : 

George, b. June 1, 1757. 

Mary, b. May 1, 1760. 

David, b. April 7, 1761. 

Margaret, b. September 30, 1763. 

Elizabeth, b. March 31, 1766. 

Ann, b. January 25, 1768. 
Through the courtesy of Professor George Lods, Secretaire 
General de la Societe D'Emulation De Montebliard, some in- 
formation has been obtained relative to the Goux family 
which should be of great interest to each descendant of Mark 
and Suzanne. M. Lods writes : 

" Societe D'Emulation de Montbeliard, 

" MONTBELIARD, 20tll August, 1903. 

" Sir : — In the absence of our President, I am desirous of 
writing you about the information which the Pastor of Eto- 
bon has been pleased to furnish me, concerning the family of 
Daniel Goux, in reply to your letter dated August 4. I hope 
these data will prove satisfactory to you. 

" Please accept, Sir, the expression of my most distinguished 

" Signed, The Secretary General of the Society of Emulation 
of Montbeliard, 

" George Lods, Professor." 

The letter inclosed by M. Lods was from Rev. G. Zentz, 
pastor of the church at Etobon, a translation of which is here 
given : 

" Etobon, 18th August, 1903. 
Sir : — In searching the Parish Church Registers of Etobon 
I found that at the commencement of the 18th Century, there 


were three individuals in the Community with the name Dan- 
iel Goux. 

" The first, a son of Adam Goux and Judith Plancon, born in 
1694, married in 1724 to Catherine Bonhotal, of Chenebier. 

" The second, brother of the preceding, married in 1727 
Jeanne Bonhotal. 

" The third, son of Peter Goux and Suzanne Iselin, of Claire- 
goutte (a neighboring village of Etobon) married in 1729, Ma- 
rie Coulomb or Coulon, of Etobon. 

" Of these three Daniel Gouxs the first two still resided at 
Etobon in the second half of the 18th Century. They died 
and left descendants in Etobon. Their family genealogy has 
been compiled by M. Beuclin, the old Pastor of Etobon, in a 
written manuscript dated 1860 and called ' Genealogical List 
of the Families of Etobon Parish.' It is from this manuscript 
that I obtained the above information : 

" M. Beuclin only speaks of two Daniel Gouxs — the first two 
— the existence of the third is not mentioned in the registers 
of the same period. The reason of the silence preserved by 
M. Beuclin is due to the fact that there are no descendants at 
Etobon of the Daniel Goux who married Marie Coulomb. 
' Only those families,' says M. Beuclin in the preface of his 
work, ' or the branches of families still living are referred to ; 
all those who have disappeared either by extinction or emigra- 
tion are omitted.' 

" On the other hand there is not the least question about the 
Daniel Goux and his family in the Registers prior to the year 
1750. I am forced to the conclusion that he it was who emi- 
grated in 1751, and it is from him M. Carney is descended. 

" Here is the entry of his marriage certificate : 

" ' Daniel Goux, son of the late Honorable Pierre Goux, Elder 
of Etobon Church, married Marie Coulomb, surnamed Martin, 
the 3 May, 1729, signed (by the Pastor) Dieny.' 

" I now pass to the children of this union. 


" M. Carney names three ; George, Elizabeth and Suzanne. I 
find, in fact, in the Baptismal Register an Elizabeth and a Su- 
zanne, but I find two Jean-Georges (oue evidently called Jean, 
the other Georges), and a Marie. Here is the order of their 
birth : 

Jean Georges, born in 1730. 

Elizabeth, born in 1731. 

Jean Georges, born in 1739. 

Marie, born in 1742. 

Suzanne, born in 1745. 

" I omit from this list the children dead in infancy. It may 
be creditably inferred that Daniel Goux did not take all of his 
family to America. Two children, Marie and doubtless the 
first Jean-Georges, remained at Etobon. I believe it to be im- 
possible to find any record of these two children. I do not 
find their names in the Confirmation List. I am in ignorance 
of what has become of them. Apropos of Suzanne, I would 
say that M. Dubois is mistaken as to the birth-date, 6 January, 
1743. There is a Suzanne Goux, of that date, but she was the 
daughter of Abraham Goux, not of Daniel and, moreover, on 
the margin of the Register is a cross, which signifies that she 
died shortly after her birth. Here, now, are the Baptismal 
Certificates of Elizabeth, Jean-Georges, 2d, and Suzanne : 


" ' Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Goux and of Marie Coulomb 
of Etobon was presented for Holy Baptism by Solomon Goux 
for his son Pierre Goux and by Jeanne Jaccot for her daughter 
Elizabeth Mignerey, the 3d December, 1731. 

(Signed) ' Die"ny ' 

" ' Jean Georges, son of Daniel, son of the late Pierre Goux, 
husbandman of Etobon, and of Marie Coulom, his wife, was 
baptized in the Church of said place the 2d July, 1739. His 


Godfather was Jean Georges Wuillamier represented by his 
Father Jean Nicolas Wuillamier of Erevilliers by his minority, 
and his Godmother Catherine Goux represented by her Mother 
Judith Plancon, wife of Jean Georges son of the late Pierre 


(Signed) 'Dieny' 

" ' Suzanne, daughter of the Honorable Daniel, son of the late 
Pierre Goux, Elder of the Church of Etobon and of Marie 
Coulon his wife, was baptized in the Church of that place, 
1st September 1745. Her Godfather was David Goux repre- 
sented by his Father Georges Goux, by his minority and her 
Godmother, Suzanne Robert wife of Pierre Mermet, Cart- 
wright of Etobon. 

(Signed) ' Dieny ' 

" Here is some general information of the Goux family, as 
given by M. Beuclin in the above mentioned manuscript. I 
copy the substance of the Chapter given to this family by my 
predecessor : 

"'The Goux Family, so it would appear, was originally 
from the Franche-Compte. In fact Goux is the name of 
many persons in that ancient province. 

" ' Rodolphe Goux, native of the Valley of Rougemont near 
Massevaux (Department of Haut-Rhin) and Servois le Goux, 
of Roche-sur-Linotte, near Montbozon (Department of Haute- 
Saone), came to live, 1590, in the recently settled village of 
Frederic-Fontaine, in order to secure, under the protection of 
the Princes of Montbeliard, their religious liberty (of the 
Evangelical Denomination) which was forbidden under the 
most severe penalties where they had formerly resided. 

" ' David Goux, who descended from one or the other of these 
individuals and who had lived at Clairegoutte, after his birth 
at Frederic-Fontaine, established his residence at Echavanne 


after his marriage with Suzanne Pochard of the latter place, 
which was celebrated in 1647. He became an inhabitant, with 
his family, of Etobon in 1655, and he is the Ancestor of all the 
Gouxs in existence there to day. Two of his sons have pos- 
terity there to day, namely, Adam Goux born about 1652 and 
Pierre Goux born in 1656, the two branches of the family in 

" M. Beuclin carried out this account from a detailed Genea- 
logical table of the different branches of the Goux family 
from the close of the 17th Century to our own time. It would 
be too long to reproduce in its entirety in a letter, moreover, 
M. Carney would not find much of interest in it. 

" The Goux family multiplied during the two last Centuries, 
with numerous representatives in Etobon, its environs and in 
America. Here is a little outline which will permit M. Carney 
to see the line of descent: 


David Goux+1698 

Wife Suzanne Pochard 

Adam Goux and Judith Dubois Pierre Goux 

1652-1710 1656-1729 

Elder of the Church 

Married Suzanne Iselin. 

Pierre Daniel J. Daniel 

1691-1726. 1694-1772. 1698-1761. 



Catherine Bonhotal. Jeanne Bonhotal 


Jean Georges 

1698-1763 1632-1770 Went to America (1751) 









"M. Carney says in his letter that in 1816 a certain David 
Goux wrote to George Goux (Brother of Suzanne) that his 
Father, cousin of Georges was dead. You can verify this 
Ancestry herewith. David Goux was a cousin of Georges 
by his Father, who was dead when his son wrote to Georges. 

" M. Carney will not be surprised to learn that there re- 
mains no Souvenir at Etobon of his Ancestor Daniel Goux. 

" I talked with the Grand-daughter of David Goux, who is 
still alive (more than 75 years old). She remembers her 
Grand-father perfectly, but never remembers hearing him 
speak of a Cousin of her Fathers who went to America. 

" Trusting these enquiries will suffice for M. Carney, I beg 
of you to accept, Monsieur, the expression of my sincere 
good will. 

(Signed) " G. Zentz, Pasteur d'Etobon." 

The above letter is such a valuable contribution to our 
family history that a vote of thanks would be in order were 
our widely scattered kinsmen assembled together. The 
prompt reply to the request for information, coupled with 
the fact that the Rev. Mr. Zentz was so courteous as to 
take the time and trouble to search the ancient registers for 
the data obtained, prompts the writer of this volume to here 
make due acknowledgment of his deep and lasting apprecia- 
tion of the kindness of Rev. G. Zentz, of Etobon and Pro- 
fessor George Lods of Montbeliard. 

Shakespeare wrote of one of his characters 

" The kindest man, 
The best-conditioned and unwearied spirit 
In doing courtesies " 
and this expression may be applied to each of the above- 
named gentlemen. 

The day following the receipt of these letters, the writer 
took them across the street to read them to the Misses Jacot, 


and, after reading them, one of the ladies said, " We have 
some old family papers which we have not looked at in years. 
Would you care to see them?" They were produced and, 
to our mutual astonishment, a certificate was found among 
them, showing the autograph of Daniel Goux, Suzanne's 

The Misses Jacot have very kindly permitted the docu- 
ment to be reproduced by the artotype process and a trans- 
lation of the certificate is inserted. It was a very singular 
coincidence that within twenty -four hours of learning for 
the first time of Daniel Goux's father, Pierre Goux, the 
names of both Daniel and Pierre Goux should be found at 
the residence of a friend who, until that day, had never 
heard of the Goux family as allied by marriage with the 
Carney family. 


Translated copy of a certificate given Mrs. Catherine 
Valiton Jaccot, widow of David Jaccot, and bearing the 
autograph of Daniel Goux, father of Suzanne Goux Carne} r . 

We the undersigned Mayor, Elders, Sheriffs and Magistrates 
of the Community of Etobon, County of Montbeliard, certify 
on word of truth that the named Catherine Valiton, widow of 
the late David Jaccot living at Locle, County of Valangin,and 
Jonas, David, Jacob and Daniel Jaccot, all legitimate children 
of David Jaccot and Catherine Valiton — who Father and 
Mother and children above named have all been and are people 
of wealth and honor— who have never done anything worthy 
of reprehension — at least which has come to our knowledge — 
But on the contrary have frequented diligently the Holy Meet- 
ings — an d i n a ll their conduct have been a good example to 
all men and as testimony of truth ought not to be refused to 
him who demands it — at the request of the said Valiton and 
her sons, We are well willing to draw up for them this present 
to serve them in time and places. We pray then all those to 
whom the above named address themselves — to give them all 
necessary assistance — We offering to reciprocate the case 
equally — 

In faith of which we have provided this present with our 
accustomed signatures. 

Given at Etobon this 26th July 1 745 

Jean Nicolas Mignere} 7 , Mayor. 

Daniel, son of Pierre Goud, Elder 

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The only known souvenir of Suzanne Goux Carney is her 
father's French Hymnal, on the last page of which may be 
faintly discerned " D. Goud." The reproduction from it is the 
" Twenty-Third Psalm," which will give an idea of the musical 
arrangement and, that the Psalm may be more easily read, 
it is separately printed, together with the " Prayer for the 
Morning," which also is found in the Hymnal. The title page 
of the Hymnal reads : 





Mis en Vers Francois 

Eevus et approuvez par le Sy, 
node Walon Des Provin- 
ces — Unis. 

Nouvelle Edition. 

Chez Pierre Mortier. 



From Hymnal of Suzanne Goux. 

Dieu me soutient par son pouvoir supreme ; 
C'est mon Berger, qui me garde, & qui m' aime 
Rien ne me manque en ses gras paturages 
Des clairs ruisseaux je fui les verts rivages ; 
Et sous 1' abri de son nom adorable, 
Ma route est sure, & mon repos durable. 

Je ne crains point, marchant dans cette voye, 
Que de la mort je devienne la proye, 
Quand je serois dans la valee obscure ; 
Par tout, 6 Dieu, ta houlette m' assure. 
Tes biens aux yeux d' une envieuse troupe, 
Couvrent ma table, & tu combles ma coupe. 

De tous mes jours tu fais des jours de fete, 
Et de senteurs tu parfumes ma tete. 
Tant de douceurs accompagnent ma vie, 
Que mon bonheur en est digne d' envie. 
J'espere ainsi que dans ta maison sainte, 
Je passerai tous mes jours en ta crainte. 

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The fast express which left Paris early in the morning of 
June 23, 1896, had among its passengers the first Carney de- 
scendant of Mark and Suzanne en route to Montbeliard. The 
train sped across the fertile soil of France, then in its glory of 
waving grain, dyed almost continuously with masses of blood- 
red poppies and vivid blue corn-flowers. 

As the afternoon waned, Belfort was reached with its im- 
posing citadel on the summit of a rocky eminence two hundred 
and twenty feet high, in front of which, in bold relief, is the 
colossal " Lion of Belfort," fifty-two feet high and seventy- 
eight feet long, carved out of the rock by Bartholdi in com- 
memoration of the heroic defense lasting from November 3, 
1870, to February 16, 1871. 

Here a change was made to a local train ; the concluding 
eleven miles were soon covered and then the quaint, narrow, 
winding streets of Montbeliard came in view, in the peaceful, 
rich twilight of a perfect summer day. 

Montbeliard is situated at the confluence of the Allaine and 
Lisaine rivers. From 1395 to 1793 it was a part of the Grand- 
Duchy of Wurtemburg. In 1419 Sybilla, heiress of the Mont- 
foucon (French) family, was married to a Count of Wurtem- 

Louis XIV held it for a time but finally surrendered it, at 
the treaty of Ryswick, to the younger branch of Sybilla's heirs, 
who were then also Dukes of Wurtemburg, in Germany. 

The Prince who, as Duke of Wurtemburg, was also Vice- 
Regent of Montbeliard, married an own cousin of Frederick 
the Great. 



Their eldest daughter was married to the son of Catherine 
the Great, of Russia, the Czarowitz Paul, and became later 
Empress of Russia. Their second daughter became Empress of 
Austria, while the third daughter became Princess of Holsteio. 

Montbeliard was, with its own little court, a favorite place 
for poets, painters, musicians and scientific men of the 18th 
century to visit, and the description of the lavish hospitality- 
dispensed at this court, as told by M. Duvernoy, is most in- 
teresting. Although Cuvier, the great naturalist, is the most 
widely known of Montbeliard's sons, there have been others 
who have gone to Paris and reached a wider recognition than 
they would, had they remained at home in this picturesque 
town, where its old records were kept, one year in German and 
the next in French, according as the town clerk elected, was 
of one or the other nationality — for, being almost on the 
German frontier, both languages were constantly employed. 
The pictures give in faint measure the actual charm of the 
place, where to this day, representatives of the Goux and 
Pochard families live, a mile or two away from the town 
proper, at Etobon, which was included in the Principality of 
Montbeliard, where the family originated. The Reverend L. 
Dubois, in 1892, sent a baptismal record of "Suzanne Goux, 
baptised Jan. 6th, 1743 by the Pastor Die*ny," to the writer. 
This date was, however, incorrect, as shown by later re- 
search. There was no possible opportunity to search the old 
records in the brief stay of twenty -four hours, and the only 
souvenirs obtained were the pictures and history of Montbeliard, 
which latter the writer has since translated and thus came upon 
the family " Marco?inet." 

" Montbeliard, November 2, 1903. 

" You must be surprised at not receiving my reply to 
your letter of September 5th last. The delay was en- 


tirely involuntary on ray part. On September 14 I 
sent your recent letter to Rev. Mr. Zentz. At the close 
of October I had not received his reply. Mr. Zentz 
was away for a month. On his return he undertook 
to find the necessary information. He has recently 
sent it to me and I am eager to forward the same 
to you. 

" I cannot, no more than Mr. Zentz, tell you the 
meaning of the letters ' V. D. M.,' placed after the 
name Dieny. They probably were used as an abbre- 
viation of the Clergyman's rank. 

" The definition of the word ' Echevin ' is as fol- 
lows : ' The sheriffs, whose establishment is traced to 
the middle of the 16th Century, were elected an- 
nually by the inhabitants of the rural communes and 
confirmed by the Regent's Council (of Montbeliard). 
They collected the Parish revenues and settled their 
accounts annually, which were verified with the mem- 
bers of the Commune by the Attorney General and 
the Bailiff. This last wrote on the margin the ap- 
proval of each clause.' 

" M. Clement Duvernoy, author of ' Montbeliard in 
the 18th Century,' is still living. You may make the 
quotation you desire from his work. 

" Concerning the name Marconnet I cannot tell you 
exactly whether there was a family thus named at 
Etobon or Montbeliard, in 1750. It is however al- 
most certain. There were Marconnets in Montbeliard 
in the 16th Century inscribed in the book of citizen- 
ship. It is a well known name to-day in our Country. 

"I have received the Genealogical lists and the 
pamphlet you so kindly sent us. I thank you sin- 
cerely for them. 

" In return, and to satisfy your interest on the sub- 


ject of the Societe d'Emulation de Montbeliard, I am 
authorized to send you as a gift a volume we pub- 
lished in 1901, which no doubt will interest you. 
With it another volume in which you will find a brief 
study of Etobon, written by the Rev. Mr. Vienot, 
our late President, now Professor in the Protestant 
Faculty of Theology in Paris. 

" Our Society publishes each year a volume of Mem- 
oirs of greater or less size. All the members of the 
Society paying an annual contribution of 9 francs re- 
ceive this volume. It is necessary, to be admitted, to 
be presented by two members and accepted by the 
Bureau. Very happy in having been able to assist 
you, I beg you to accept, Sir, ray sincere compli- 

(Signed) " Georges Lods, Professor, 

" Secretary General of the Society of Emulation 
of Montbeliard." 


" The two signs, TT> m the document cited by M. Car- 
ney following the name Pierre Goux, indicate that the last 
named was in fact dead. 

" Daniel Goux, son of Pierre Goux, was born February 22, 

" Pierre Goux, b. 1656, d. 1723. 

" Suzanne Iselin, b. 1662, d. 1729. 

"David Goux, born about 1627, died 1698, married No- 
vember 14, 1647. Suzanne Pochard, born in Echavannes 
about 1627, died in 1700. I cannot find their certificate of 

" In M. Beuclin's Memoirs it is impossible to determine 
whether David Goux descended from Rodolphe Goux or 
Servois Goux. 


" Here is the genealogical list of the Goux family as it 
has been traced by M. Beuclin. 

" Elder Branch, or from Adam Goux. This line divides 
into three branches arising from Pierre Goux, Daniel Goux 
and Jean Daniel Goux, all sons of Adam. 

" I. Pierre Goux, surnamed Fridot, b. 1806, m. March 11, 
1828, Catherine Mignerey, b. 1805 ; son of 

(a) Jean Nicolas Goux, b. 1764, d. 1832 ; m. September 12, 
1800, Catherine Iselin, b. 1775, d. 1824 ; son of 

(5) Jean Frederic Goux, b. 1740, d. 1800 ; m. June 21, 
1763, Anne Judith Plancon, b. 1738, d. 1803 ; son of 

(c) Jean Christopher Goux, b. 1716, d. 1741, m. June 9, 

1739, Catherine Elizabeth Zigler, b. 1709, d. 1781 ; 
son of 

(d) Pierre Goux, b. 1691, d. 1726, m. February 3, 1713, 
Elizabeth , b. 1694, d. 177S ; son of 

0) Adam Goux, b. 1652, d. 1710, m. October 16, 1682, 
Judith Dubois, b. 1661, cl. 1726 ; son of 

if) David Goux, born at Frederic-Fontaine about 1627, 
died 1698, married on November 14, 1647, Suzanne 
Pochard, born at Echavannes about 1627, died about 

" II. Jacques Goux, b. 1820 and Jean Goux, b. 1830, both 
sons of 

(a) Pierre Goux, the Mayor, b. 1798, m. October 2, 1819, 
Catherine Bugnon, b. 1798 ; son of 

(b) Pierre Goux, b. 1777, d. 1839, m. November 8, 1797, 
Elizabeth Nubert, b. 1774, d. 1848 ; son of 

(c) Pierre Goux, Elder of the Church, b. 1741, d. 1804, 
m. February 13, 1770, Jeanne Mignerey, b. 1741, 
d. 1818 ; son of 

(d) Daniel Goux, Elder of the Church, b. 1694, died 1772, 


m. December 5, 1724, Catherine Bonhotal of Chene 
bier, b. 1097, d. 1770 ; son of 
(e) Adam Goux and Judith Dubois, as above. 

" III. (I) Pierre Jacques Goux, b. 1822, m. September 6, 
1850, Suzanne Catherine Perret, b. 1720 ; son of 

(a) Pierre Goux, b. 1790, m. January 20, 1819, Suzanne 
Goux, b. 1797 ; son of 

■(b) Jean Jacques Goux, b. 1705, d. 1859, m. October 4, 
1791, Marie Elizabeth Goux, b. 1704, d. 1832 ; son of 

(c) Jean Jacques Goux, b. 1727, d. 1803, m. June 14, 
1703, Catherine Elizabeth Petit Lory,b. 1735, d. 1812 ; 
son of 

(d) Jean Daniel Goux, b. 1098, d. 1701, m. February 11, 
1727, Jeanne Bonhotal, b. 1705, d. 1775 ; son of 

(e) Adam Goux and Judith Dubois, as above. 

" (II) Georges Eugene Goux, b. 1845, and Jules Louis 
Goux, b. 1854, both sons of 

(a) Jean Jacques Goux, b. 1823, d. 1857, m. May 15, 1845, 
Catherine Bouteiller, b. 1828 ; son of 

(b) Daniel Goux, b. 1798, m. November 5, 1822, Suzanne 
Plancon, b. 1802, d. 1800 ; son of 

(c) Jean Jacques Goux and Marie Elizabeth Goux, afore- 

" (III). Jacques Goux, b. 1810, (went to America in 1801,) 
m. January 29,1835, Marie Elizabeth Perret, b. 1813 ; 
son of 

(a) Pierre Goux, b. 1773, d. 1843, m. December 9, 1801, 
Catherine Elizabeth Plancon, b. 1775, d. 1831 ; son of 

(b) Jean Jacques Goux and Catherine Elizabeth Petit 
Lory, aforesaid. 

" Junior Branch of Pierre Goux. This line divides into 


two branches, Solomon Goux and Jean Georges Goux, sons 
of Pierre Goux aforesaid. 

"I. (a) Solomon Goux; Jacques Goux, b. 1S36, m. Feb- 
ruary 13, 1858, Marie Elizabeth Ferret, b. 1831 ; son of 

(5) Pierre Goux, b. 1797, m. March 9, 1821, Marie Eliza- 
beth Mignerey, b. 1802 ; son of 

(c) Pierre Frederic Goux, b. 1773, d. 1816, m. Jan- 
uary, 1795, Marie Goux, b. 1772, d. 1848 ; son of 

(d) Jean Pierre Goux, b. 1721, d. 1785, m. July 23, 1748, 
Catherine Boillon, b. 1728, d. 1804 ; son of 

(e) Solomon Goux, b. 1688, d. 1763, m. April 18, 1719, 
Elizabeth Plancon, b. 1695, d. 1732 ; son of 

(/) Pierre Goux, Elder of the Church, b. 1656, d. 1729, 
m. January 25, 1697, Suzanne Iselin, born at Claire- 
goutte 1662, d. 1729 ; son of 

(</) David Goux and Suzanne Pochard, aforesaid. 

" II. (a) Pierre Goux, b. 1832, m. November 5, 1859, Cath- 
erine Perret, b. 1834 ; son of 

(b) Jean Georges Goux, b. 1803, m. November 17, 1831, 
Suzanne Perret, b. 1802 ; son of 

(c) Jean Georges Goux, b. 1768, d. 1843, m. November 13, 
1797, Marie Elizabeth Pounhot, b. 1771, d.1834 ; son of 

(d) Jean Georges Goux, b. 1733, d. 1795, m. August 16, 
1757, Catherine Blanc, b. 1734, d. 1793 ; son of 

(e) Jean Georges Goux, b. 1692, d. 1770, m. August 29, 
1724, Judith Plancon, b. 1699, d. 1770 ; son of 

(f) Pierre Goux and Suzanne Iselin, aforesaid. 

" Georges Goux, b. 1829, m. May 9, 1857, Catherine Eliza- 
bette Faivre, b. 1830 ; son of Jean Georges Goux, b. 1798, 
and Catherine Elizabeth Pernon, b. 1793 ; son of Daniel 
Goux, b. 1768, d. 1846, m. February 13, 1798, Catherine 
Elizabeth Plancon, b. 1769, d. 1842 ; son of Daniel Goux, b. 
1733, d. 1804, m. May 18, 17<-2, Suzanne Bugnon, b. 1742, d. 


1777 ; son of Jean Georges Goux and Judith Plancon, afore- 

" The ' Elders ' were laymen who assisted the Pastor in 
administering Parish affairs. They caused to appear before 
them (the Pastor presiding) generally at the close of the 
service, the scandalous sinners, drunkards, etc., and repri- 
manded them, and, if necessary, imposed fines upon them 
for the benefit of the treasury of the Parish Poor Fund. 

" G. Zentz, 
" Pastor at Etobon." 

Mrs. Emeline Carney Eastman, a granddaughter of Mark 
and Suzanne, writes me : " I have been told by my father 
(Daniel Sr.) and Aunt Betsy (Elizabeth Carney, his Sister) that 
she (Suzanne) was a French woman and had very rich dresses 
and brocades and also that Grandfather Carney brought to this 
country a Coat-of-Arms that father (Daniel Sr.) always prized 
highly." These rich brocades and dresses, probably belonged 
to Suzanne's mother, Marie Coulomb Goux, who died on the 
passage over, as Suzanne was but a little girl of about six years 
of age, when they crossed the ocean in 1751. 

There can be little doubt as to the dresses being of rich 
material for this statement has come clown in several branches 
of the family. — Suzanne's French Hymnal is in the possession 
of the Misses Conery, of Boston, Mass. — the grand-daughters 
of James Carney, Sr. The coat-of-arms is of so little authen- 
ticity that it may suffice to say that the crest represents a 
pelican, with the motto " She feedeth her young." 

The writer does not attempt to trace the family record on 
either side to the so called " Nobility." The hardihood to leave 
the comforts of the Old "World ; to face and meet aggressively 
the toil and struggle of the New World ; with the hope of ob- 
taining personal liberty and peace, these when done in sincerity 


and truth, are titles to a Nobility of Character, which in our 
present whirl of existence seem almost mythological. 

In the Mass. Archives, vol. 97, folios 252 and 273, there 
appears the first record of Mark Carney. He had participated 
in a scouting trip to the eastward, under the command of 
Capt. Charles Leisner, in the quality of a private, dates of serv- 
ice being from April 10, 1759, to September 10, 1759, and 
from September 11, 1759, to October 30, 1759. 

In vol. 98, folio 173, " A muster Roll of the Company in his 
Majesty's service, under command of Charles Leissner, Captain, 
Mark Carney quality Centinel, Apr. 10. 1700, whole time of 
service 22 weeks, Mandamuck, Dec. 9. 1760, errors excepted. 
Chas. Leissner ; received 14 pounds-12 sh!llings-8 pence — " 

On November 24, 1759, Mark Carney's name appears among 
those who petitioned the " Society for the Propagating the 
Gospel in Foreign Parts," to send a missionary " to this truly 
necessitous place, without the assistance of whose compassion, 
we and our posterity are in danger of losing all sense of relig- 

The Rev. Mr. McClennachen had ministered to this " neces- 
sitous "flock from May, 1756, to December, 1758. On July 
1, 1760, the " Frontier Missionary," the Rev. Jacob Bailey, 
arrived, becoming the leader of the one hundred and fifteen 
families then comprising the town which now, with the villages 
on the west bank of .Sheepscot River, assumed the name 
"Pownalboro" in honor of Gov. Thomas Pownall, and it be- 
came the Shire-town. 

In February, 1760, among the petitioners for the new county, 
which was named Lincoln, in honor of Gov. Pownall, who was 
born in Lincoln Co., England, appear the names of Mark Carney, 
Daniel Goud, David Clancy, and others, " having long experi- 
enced the great charge, inconvenience and hardships of attend- 
ing upon Court at a distance." Mark was about twenty-one 
years of age at this time and Suzanne about sixteen. During 


the winter of 1760-1761, Mark and Suzanne were married and 
on May 8, 1761, Mark purchased 100 acres of land, for 10 
pounds from John Andrews and his wife Hannah, bounded 

" North by highway, 
South by lot 23, 
West bv Eastern River, 

East by highway, and a small strip of 7 acres on 
the River." 

On May 29, 1761, Mark mortgaged this piece of land to 
one of the prominent residents of Pownalborough, James Pat- 
terson, Esq., for 30 pounds, which mortgage was discharged 
June 9, 1763, and a new mortgage for 20 pounds was taken 
the same day. 

March 27, 1764, Mark Carney sold to Samuel Emerson of 
Pownalborough, 40 acres of land, for 40 pounds, this being a 
portion of his 100 acres, and on April 9, 1764, he satisfied 
the mortgage of James Patterson, Esq. Other mortgages were 
taken and satisfied, the last one, of 40 pounds, being paid by 
his son, Daniel Carney, October 6, 1790. 

When Mark and Suzanne began housekeeping, the land had 
to be cleared of primeval timber, with which was constructed 
their simple log-house of two stories. Their son Daniel often 
told his children of this log-cabin, and of the ladder up which 
they all went at night, drawing it up after them, for safety 
from the Indians and wild beasts, which they could hear growl- 
ing and fighting during the night. 

" When Mark and Suzanne were away the cabin-door was 
barred, so Aunt Betsy told me (Franklin L.), and once, in the 
blackberry season, she went out with two of the children to get 
some ; as they approached the bushes, she saw some bears 
pulling down the branches and eating the berries ; she took a 
child under each arm and ran for the cabin, pursued by the 
bears ; reached it and barred the door before they caught them, 


and ever after did not disobey her Father's orders of " barred- 
doors. No ' open doors ' then ! " 

The following bill is interesting : 

" Nov. 30th 1761, Mark Carna's rafting Boards from mills — 
two days and one Dight — 10 shillings to two days, and ditto, 
Daniel Clancy, and provisions for both, 16 shillings — " This 
Daniel may have been the father of the David who married 
Suzanne's sister, Elizabeth Goux. 

Under date of June 19, 1766, this first Carney home in 
America is described in an official " return of Inhabitants west 
side of Pownalboro, taken in accordance with a vote of the 
General Court, made return Oct. 15. 1766." At this time there 
were three hundred and eighty inhabitants on the West Side, 
and Mark's home consisted of 

" 1 family ; 
1 log house inhabited ; 
1 one storv house 
1 room and fire-place ; 
1 brick chimney ; 

1 cellar stoned ; 

4 Square sash-glass in house ; 
4 persons under 16 years old ; 

2 persons above 16 years old ; 
6 inhabitants, 

2 males, 
4 females." 

Truly an unique description of his worldly possessions ! 

On January 20, 1767, Mark was chosen one of the wardens of 
St. John's Episcopal Church at Pownal borough, and two years 
later the following petition was sent " To the Honorable James 
Bowdoin and James Pitt. Esqrs : Benjamin Hollowwell, Sil- 
vester Gardiner and John Hancock, Esqrs, of the Committee of 
the Kennebec Property — 


" Gentlemen : 

" Whereas Mr. Bailey and others have petitioned 
for a Grant of a lot of land to the Society for the use of an 
Episcopal Minister in Povvnal borough ; whereby the greatest 
part of the inhabitants upon the West Side of the Town will be 
excluded from all advantages of a Parsonage Lot, should the 
same be granted in such manner as has been proposed — We 
therefore the Subscribers, Inhabitants of the said West Side of 
the Town of Pownalborough, and not of the Persuasion of the 
Church of England, beg you would make us a Grant of a num- 
ber of three acre lots (such and as many as you shall think 
proper) for such a Parsonage Lot for the use of such a Minis- 
ter as the Majority of us shall choose, and for his successors 
forever ; or that you would grant us some other Lot of Land, 
for the use and in manner aforesaid, as you shall judge con- 
venient : Which will agreeably tend to promote the Interests 
of Religion amongst us, as well as the Temporal Interests, 
both of the Town and Proprietors. Pownalborough Jan. 9th 

This petition had fifty-two signatures, among others being 
Charles Estienne Houdlette, Christopher Jakin, Mark Carney, 
George Goud, John Andrews and David Clancy. 

Apparently there was no personal objection to the Rev. 
Jacob Bailey, for we read in his diary of little " Molly Car- 
ney " and " Joey Carney," her sister, and also " Ruthy Car- 
ney " being at school, no doubt learning the rule of three ; and, 
four months after the above petition was signed, the Rev. 
Jacob Bailey baptized Jane Carney on April 17, 1769. He 
likewise baptized Joanna Carney on April 26, 1772 — while on 
the following October 12, he alludes to " Four of Mr. Carney's 
Children at School." James Carney was baptized by Mr. Bailey, 
Sunday, July 24, 1774, and William Carney was baptized 
March 28, 1778. 

The Goud, Pochard and other French families are also men- 


tioned in his diary. It is unfortunate that the information at 
hand is meagre. As it is, one must read between the lines. 

What were the childish sports? Were they frolicsome, 
laughter-loving, or demure little Puritan maids, " the sw r eetest 
things that ever grew beside a human door ? " 

They are framed in a picture of stately pine trees, for the 
back ground, the bit of cleared land with its waving grain and 
ripening corn adding a bit of color, while visitations at most 
unceremonious hours from Indians and bears give us, of a later 
generation, thrills of excitement. 

Mark was a man of rugged character and, appreciating the 
value of a good education, gave his children all of the advan- 
tages, at his command. He does not appear to have been able 
to write and Suzanne always had her children write for her, as 
she had great difficulty in learning English. Hence it must be 
inferred that in the family, certainly the Goux family, French 
was spoken. The following prayer as translated by Mark from 
the French, was always used by him and tradition has it that 
it had been in his, or his wife's family, for nearly two hundred 

" Prayer for the morning. 

" My Brothers, let each one of us cast himself very humbly 
before the Sovereign Majesty of our God, and of our Father. 
— Remembering and knowing what poor, and miserable sinners 
we are, and let us from our hearts say, our hope is in Thee, Oh, 
God, for w r e have cried to Thee. — Teach us to do Thy 
Will, for Thou art our God. — Let Thy Spirit lead us in the 
right way. Amen." 

This translation was learned by some of Mark's grand- 
children. The prayer, taken from Suzanne's Hymnal, follows 
in the original French. 

On page 133, of Suzanne's Hymnal is the following : 

" L'Exercise du Pere de famille & de tous ses domestiques, 
pour le Matin. 


Mes freres, que chacun de nous se prosterne bien humble- 
ment devant la souveraine Majeste de notre Dieu, & de 
notre Pere, nous reconnoissant tels que nous sommes, savoir, 
de pauvres & de miserables pecheurs, & disons du coeur. 

Fai-nous ouir des le Matin ta misericorde, Seigneur, car 
nous avous espere en Toi. Fai-nous counoitre le chemin ou 
nous devons marcher, puis que nous avons eleve notre coeur 
a toi. 

Delivre-nous de nos ennemis, Seigneur, car nous avons 
crie a toi. 

Enseigne-nous a faire ta volonte, car tu es notre Dieu ; 
que ton Esprit nous conduise au droit chemin." 


In Suzanne Goux, Mark found an ever faithful, tender and 
loving wife. 

About 1780 they removed to Boston, Mass. What service, 
if any, Mark engaged in during the early portion of the Revo- 
lution is not known. He did, however, go on a privateersman 
and the vessel was captured by the British. He died a pris- 
oner of war, either on a prison ship at Halifax, or at Dart- 
moor Prison, October 17, 1782. The story brought home by 
his comrades was " that he died from grief of heart think- 
ing of his family." Although the British Admiralty has been 
requested to furnish any information about him contained in 
their records, none has been received. His son, James Carney, 
Sr., had his father's name and date of death carved on the 
monument, in the family burying ground, at Richmond, Me. 
Beneath is this sentence : — 

" Taken prisoner while defending his Country for Liberty." 

After his death Suzanne remained in Boston, opening a store 
in Marshall's Lane, according to the Boston Directory of 1789, 
and also took French people as boarders. She died in Boston, 
March 3, 1799. The estate was settled by her son, Daniel Car- 
ney, Sr., as appears from the following papers : 

Suffolk Ss. March 12th 1799, Administration on the Es- 
tate of Mark Carney late of Boston, in said County, Yeoman 
deceased Intestate, was granted to Daniel Carney of said Bos- 
ton, Trader — Jonathan Trask, Innholder and James Kirkwood, 
Tallow-Chandler, both of Boston, became bound with the said 
Daniel for the due discharge of said trust. 

Attest — ¥m. Cooper, Reg. 

( fifty cent ) Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of 
stamp. \ jyj ar k c arneV) i a t e f Boston, Yeoman, Intes- 
tate, taken and appraised by us the subscribers, under oath, by 
Virtue of the Warrant hereunto annexed. 


5 Feather beds at $10.00 
1 Desk .... 

1 Round tea table 

2 light stands . 

2 Kitchen stands . 

11 Chairs 

Andirons — 2 prs., Shovel and 

Iron bake pan, 2 iron pots. 
2 iron dish kettles, spider and 
fender .... 
Gridiron, Iron basin, loger- 
head, 4 ladles and 1 flesh- 
fork .... 
2 Iron dogs & 1 Chafing- 

2 Copper boilers, 2 copper tea 




1 pr. princes Metal And- 

irons and hooks 


3 brass Candle-sticks . 


1 large looking glass 


1 small do. 


1 Dutch Liquor case 


Crane and hooks 


12 pictures .... 


bellows and warming-pan . 


1 Tin Kitchen & Scuers . 


Lot of tin ware . 


Block tin tea-pot 


foot stove .... 


lot of pewter ware 


Coifee mill .... 


1 large brass kettle . 


1 frying pan 






Amount brought forward . $104.55 

kettles, Sauce pan, bell metal 
skillet, Strainer & small 

copper kettle &c 9.00 

Small brass kettle, skimmer, 

little kettle &c 3.00 

Crockery, glass & china-ware . 5.00 

Silver watch .... 5.00 

7 silver tea-spoons .... 

2 large do. Sugar tongs 

and cream-pot .... 10.00 

Knife case, knives and forks . . .75 

lot of trumpery .... .50 

2 large chairs 4.00 

5 bedsteads .... 15.00 

barrels, boxes, bottles, 
crockery and sundry trum- 
pery in shop .... 10.00 
House and sixty acres of land 
lying in Dresden, in the County 
of Lincoln, best information . 400.00 

Boston, March Jona. Trask, 

18th, 1799. James Kirkwood, I Apprs. 

Perkins Nichols, 

Suffolk, Ss. 

At a Probate Court held at Boston, on Tuesday, March 19th, 
1799, Daniel Carney, Adm'r, presented the foregoing Inven- 
tory and made oath that it contained all the Estate of said 
dec'd which hath come to his knowledge and possession and 
if any more should hereafter appear he will add and account 

for it when required. 

Geo. Ed. Minot, J. Pro. 

Wm. Cooper, Keg. 

June 20 

Apr. 5 


Dr. The Estate of Mark Carney in A/c with Daniel 

To four years back rates at Kennebeck . . 12.00 
To 35 days at Kennebeck, for clearing the 

Estate of incumbrances & expenses . . 36.33 

To cash pd. French & Everett, their bill . 2.66 

To do. John McNeil, attending at house . 3.00 

To do. Andrew Lapus, his bill . . . 8.70 

12 To do. pd Mr. Blaney, Sexton . . . 14.50 

To letters, Amin & advertising . . 3.50 

19 To Cash, Mr. Nichols as appraisor . . 4.00 

To do. Inventory and stamp . . . 1.50 

To Doctrs bill attending .... 27.50 

22 To Mr. John Mays bill, rent . . . 16.66 

To Josiah Wheeler, his bill . . . 10.50 

29 To do. Squire Gookin, his Do. . . 6.20 

To do. Elijah White, Do. Do. . . . 1.79 

April 2d To do. James Kirkwood, Do. Do. . . 1.25 

To James .Foster, Do. Do 25 


To allowance made the Adm'or in full of his Services. 10.00 

Probate fees for this A'mt and Order of Distribution. 2.00 

Ds. 162.34 

March 5. 


By cash on Hand D. 

By do, rec'd of James McNeil 
25th By do, from Sales of furniture . 
June 15, By do. received of Judah Hunt 
July 18. By do. rec'd of George Gambal 

Boston. Nov'r 26. 1799 

Errors excepted. 






Suffolk Ss., Daniel Carney, Adra'or — 

At a Probate Court held at Boston, Tuesday Nov'r 26th 
1799, Daniel Carney, Adm'or presented this account — Pro- 
duced vouchers and was sworn, Examined and allowed. 

Geo. K. Minot, J. Pro — 

Examined — Perkins Nichols. Reg. 


of Suffolk County 


L. S. By the Honorable, Geo. Rd. Minot 

Judge of Probate &c — 

It appears to be by the account of Daniel Carney, Ad- 
ministrator of the Estate of Mark Carney, late of Boston, 
in said County, deceased, intestate, that after subduction of 
necessary charges and Disbursements, there remains in the 
hands of the Administrator a Balance of Eighty Dollars and 
eighty nine cents, which by Law belongs and is to be dis- 
tributed as follows — ■ 

To Susannah Carney, widow of said deceased, twenty-six 
Dollars and 95 cents. 

To Catherine Carney, Elizabeth Carney, Peggy Marson, 
wife of Abner Marson, Daniel Carney, Suzannah Howard, 
Widow, Nancy Peters, James Carney, William Carney, Abi- 
gail Carney and Joanna Jackins, wife of James Jackins, all 
children of said deceased, or to their legal representatives 
five dollars and thirty-nine cents, which makes the above 
balance of D. 80.89. I do hereby order the said Adminis- 
trator to make Distribution accordingly, each Distributee 
giving surety that in case debts hereafter appear due from 
said Estate, to refund and pay back to the Administrator 
their proportional part thereof and his charges. 


Given under my band and Seal of Office, this 26th Day 
of Nov. A. D. 1799. George K. Minot, Judge of Probate. 

Perkins Nichols, Reg'r. 

So far as can be learned the estate was amicably settled 
and as one has said, " with five dollars and thirty-nine cents, 
for an inheritance, plus a happy and united family, and 
with the memory of a Mother who, for forty years had been 
the bearer of children and for nearly half that time their 
head and supporter, the children might well account them- 
selves rich." 

How priceless now, would be the andirons, warming-pan, 
bell-metal skillet, the logerhead, as well as the old copper, 
tin and silver ware ! One piece of the silver, the sugar- 
tongs, with the hall-mark of Paul Revere, is in the posses- 
sion of Mr. Fessenden V. Carney of Portland, Maine, and 
formerly belonged to Suzanne Carney, then to her grand- 
daughter Susan, born 1796, who gave it to her niece Miss 
Carrie Carne}^, who in turn gave it to her brother, Mr. Fes- 
senden Y. Carney. 


Mark Carney. Suzanne Goux. 

b. about 1740. bt. 1st. September, 1745. 

d. October 17, 1782. d. March 3, 1799. 

Issue : 
b. December 13, 1761. 

b. February 17, 1763. 
b. August 15, 1764. 

b. November 25, 1765. 
b. December 2, 1766. 
b. January 8, 1768. 

b. April 17, 1769. 
b. April 26, 1772. 
b. June 5, 1774. 
b. June 10, 1776. 
b. January 28, 1778. 
b. May 5, 1780. 


Catherine Carney. 

Catherine, the oldest child of Mark and Suzanne Goux 
Carney, was born, December 13, 1761, and was married to 
Mr. Edward Kelley of New Castle, Maine, by Rev. Dr. Sam- 
uel Parker, of Trinity Church, Boston, Mass., on January 
18, 1780. 

Daniel Carney always called his sisters, " Caty," " Molly," 
" Betsey," " Peggy," " Paty," " Sukey," " Nabby "—never 
using their full names. 

There is little of record of these sisters ; " Aunt Kelley's 
Bible," formerly in the possession of the Carney family in 
Portland, Maine, was destroyed in the " great Portland 
fire." There was considerable data in it, of which the mem- 
ory alone remains. 


Mary Carney. 

Mary, the second child of Mark and Suzanne Goux Car- 
ney, was born February 16, 1763. She received her educa- 
tion under the Eev. Jacob Bailey, who probably baptized 
her ; there is no record in his diary, as published in " The 
Frontier Missionary," prior to 1767, when she was four years 

She was married by the Rev. Samuel Parker, of Trinity 
Church, Boston, Mass., on May 19, 1783, to Mr. Jonathan 
Trask, of Alna, Maine. She died April 8, 1785. 


Elizabeth Carney. 

Elizabeth, the third child of Mark and Suzanne Goux Car- 
ney, was born in Pownalboro, Maine, August 15, 1764, and 
died unmarried at Sheepscot Bridge, January 1, 1859. 

She lived during the early part of her life in Maine, and 
assisted her brother Daniel in keeping house. She was his 
favorite sister. One day while holding some small wood 
for her brother to chop, he accidentally cut off a part of 
her right hand, to his great grief. For a time she lived in 
the South with French friends, Maj. and Mme. Berrian, but 
returned to Daniel's home in Maine and assisted in taking 
care of his little ones by the second marriage. They re- 
member her fancy turbans which she brought from the South, 
but, as age crept on she put them aside and wore little white 
caps. She was a member of the Methodist Church ; a gen- 
tle, loving woman, whom the children were expected to 
obey as their mother, whom she relieved by doing all the 
cooking, until the little girls began to be able to do this ; 
and even then it was hard for her to yield her dominion to 
the younger generation. 

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Daniel Carney. 

Daniel, the eldest son of Mark and Suzanne Goux Carney, 
was born in Pownalboro, November 25, 1765. Here he passed 
his childhood and youth. He was a man of fine form, 
medium height, broad shoulders, fair skin, with blue eyes 
and light brown hair which he wore in a queue tied with 
brown ribbon ; he carried himself in a very erect manner 
even to his 85th year, and died on March 11, 1852, in his 
87th year. His children remember the tales of his hunting 
experiences in the wild forests of Maine. 

Daniel was early initiated into the mysteries of the woods, 
for it was the custom to take the little children, when an 
area of land was to be cleared or planted, and suspend them 
in blankets from some small tree in close proximity to 
where the father was at work, thus keeping them out of 
danger, as they were too small to be left alone at the home. 
As Daniel grew older he and his cousin, David Clancey (a 
son of Suzanne's sister Elizabeth), became great chums and 
had many thrilling encounters with bears, in one of which 
David was " hugged " by a bear while at the same time the 
animal used his hind paws so successfully that the scars 
down the entire front of his body were carried to the end 
of his life. 

Mrs. Emeline C. Eastman gives the following description 
of another encounter : " At one time the corn was getting 
ripe and the bears were helping themselves, so he and his 
Cousin David Clancey determined to lay in wait one night. 
Father had a gun loaded with slugs and powder and David 
had an axe. As Father owned the gun he was to have 
the first shot. So they hid behind burnt stumps and pres- 
ently a bear began to eat the corn, but, perhaps scenting an 
enemy, raised his head ; the Moon shining in the bear's eyes 


gave Father a good chance, and he fired and then both young 
men ran. ' Oh ' said David, ' you did not hit him ! ' but, 
after reloading the gun they retraced their steps and found 
poor Bruin so badly wounded that they soon dispatched him 
and, cutting a small tree and making somes withes to bind 
his legs, they shouldered their game and gave a great shout 
on nearing home, which brought out all the family. As 
father owned the gun he had the hide : the meat was equally 
divided and the head was put on a pole in the field. They 
cooked some of the meat by hanging it before the fire and 
spinning it around, and their appetites being good they did 
not crave any condiments." 

Daniel was ten years old when the War of the Revolution 
began. He once said that while clearing land in Pownal- 
boro with his yoke of oxen, a log broke the leg of one of 
them and as he could not obtain a mate he decided to go to 
Boston. This was probably in 1780-1781. Some of the 
family were there in 1781, as is proven by the following let- 
ter, written by one of the children for Suzanne, to her sis- 
ter Elizabeth, and sent to her brother " Mr. George Goud 
in Pownalborough per favor Cornal talor." 

" Boston May the 12 1781 
" dear Sister I mbrace this opertunity to in form you that 
we are all well at present hopeing you are the same & all 
our aquantence we heard all the folks was marid of & 
amonges the rest brother gorge was a going to be marid it 
mak often lafe to think of it douteing it very much but mr 
talor says we may depend on it & I hope he will git a good 
wifs & tell him he must not be marid til we go down & then 
he must make a grand weding for that will be all the fon on 
it give our love to bety & tel her to keep a light hart seven 
years won't last always I must aquante you with the fine 
luck Daniel & his father had thay sent a hard dollar and a 


barrel of — to the west inges & they had seven & twenty 
wate of coten com as good as ever was Moly says if peggy 
don't com up she will be a fronted caty sends her love to all 
folks there and says they must not fale of sending some let- 
ters for we never here from them no more than if they was 
all ded & send word how (who?) is agoing to be marid 
Daniel talkes of going to the westinges but I am not willin 
for him to go but he says he will we donte now how it will com 
out yet moly has been sick with the fever but she has got 
well agane & gone to mr Parker agane Mother be agoing to 
send you 2 pound of cotton for your own youce by mr ta- 
lor & she would be glad to send you more if she could but 
you must take the will for the dead the times is hard we all 
long to heare from gorge it gives us a gradeal of uneaseness 
but I hope we shall soon hear from him you never send no 
letter to let us now any of your afars no more than if we 
had never come from there but I hope it won't be always 
so if it is we shall forgit that we hav got any relations 
there you tell bill & amos that isack mury has got home 1 
of the prizes & they expect daniel every day & they have 
made out very well so no more at present but I remane 
yor Loving Sister Suzannah Carney excuse Molys Write- 

The childish handwriting and spelling, in the only four 
letters in existence, which Suzanne sent to her brother 
George, is unique ; this letter throws light on the fact that 
Daniel (and his father probably) was then on a privateers- 
man. It should not be forgotten that in those days the pri- 
vateers constituted the first navy of the United States, and 
supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars, besides food, cloth- 
ing and ammunition, to Washington's army, as well as pre- 
venting marauding expeditions from annoying the coast 

towns, and so permitted the local train-bands to concentrate 


for land manoeuvres without need of their assistance as 
coast guards. 

Two of the children, at least, were in Pownalboro at this 
time, presumably Elizabeth and Margaret. 

Eventually Daniel Carney became interested in West In- 
dia goods with Mr. Isaac Tower. This partnership was dis- 
solved in 1795 — as is here shown : 

" This Indenture made this Third day of December in 
the vear of our Lord Seventeen hundred and ninty-five be- 
tween Daniel Carney and Isaac Tower both of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk And Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, Witnesseth, whereas the said Daniel Carney and Isaac 
Tower have for some time past been Copartners together in 
the Trade of Merchandizing, and by reason of the said Joint 
Trade and dealings, divers debts are become due and owing 
unto them, and allso they are indebted and stand ingaged 
in divers sums of money to others, — and whereas the sd. Danl. 
Carney and Isaac Tower for Good Causes them there to 
moving have Concluded, and Agreed that for the Considera- 
tion, hereafter Expressed — all the debts and sums of Money, 
which are due and owing unto them, the sd. Daniel Carney 
and Isaac Tower Jointly, shall be assigned unto the said 
Daniel Carney Together with all the stock in Trade with all 
Utensals and all moneys on Hand — and that the sd. Daniel 
Carney, doth by the presence, Covenant, promise and agree 
To and with the sd. Isaac Tower Their Heirs Executors and 
Administrators and Assigns, that the said the Danl. Carney, 
will pay or Cause to be paid all in Good Time, all the debts 
that the Late Company of Carney and Tower Justly Owes and 
that he promises that the sd. Isaac shall not be Hurt by the 
sd. Debts and that he shall not pay any of them — and it is 
further Agreed, that the sd. Isaac Tower, shall give up all 
Rights and Title to any Property or Debts that the said Late 
Company Owned — and that in Consideration of that The 


said Isaac Tower having given up his Rights and Title to the 
sd. Business as (Above) The Daniel Carney do promise to 
pay the said Isaac Tower — 80 — dollars on or before the sign- 
ing and sealing of these presence, which it is agreed shall 
be in full of all demands the sd. Tower has against the sd. 
Stock. — 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett Our Hands and 
seals the day and year before Written — , 

Isaac Tower. 

Boston 3d Dec. 1795. Daniel Carney. 

Signed sealed and Consented to in presence of Us — 

Moses W. Dana. 

Joseph Ellis. 

In 1796, in the Boston Directory, you may read : 
" Carney, Daniel & Co. Grocers, Orange St. 
Carney, Daniel, House, Orange St. 
Carney, Susanna, widow r , Hanover St." 

It is supposed that at this period his mother was the 
" Company." 

In 1798 his name appears, 
" Carney, Daniel & Co. W. I. Goods, Orange St." 

The store can still be seen on Washington Street with the 
old archway through which hogsheads of genuine West In- 
dian molasses, and other commodities were carried. 

At this time there were in Boston, " Upward of 50 Hack- 
ney Coaches — they are very neat and genteel, handsomely 
painted and all are numbered. They are employed either 
to attend funerals or conveying of passengers"! Possibly 
some of the family had employed them to witness the launch- 
ing of the frigate Constitution, on October 21, 1797 — a chair 
from whose timbers is owned by the writer. 

An old bill dated 1798 contains the following items, show- 
ing the expense of Suzanne's trip from Boston to Maine: 


Mr. Daniel Carney To Jno. EoAve Dr. 

1798, May 27, To his Mother's passage up $4.00 
July 26 do. his passage down 5.00 

Freight of 1 hhd. Molasses, 1 bbl gin, 
1 bbl sugar, 1 bbl sundries, 

1 box chocolate, 1 box Candles, 

2 doz shovels, 1 cag tea, 

1 crate Ware, 1 bbl tumblers, 

2 boxes lemons $3.34 


Wicasset, Aug. 9, 1798, 

Rec'd payt. 
Jno. Rowe. 

In 1803 the " Company " has disappeared and his name 
alone appears " Carney, Daniel, "W. I. Goods, No. 9 Or- 
ange St." 

Under date " Boston Feb'y 2d. 1804 " he writes to his 
brother James Carney at Wiscasset. 

" Dear Brother: 

" I have received your letter of the 27th Jan'y 
which I am at a loss how to answer. The store in which 
I now keep is not fit for a retail store and I do not see 
how I can build one at present, but shall try and do 
my best to accomplish it. You say you have a good 
house. I am glad to hear it and wish you had ten, 
but if you are not able to work at your trade that 
will not maintain you and I do not think you can do 
anything with your trade there. I think if we could 
get a store properly under way we might both get a 
living and you much easier than you do now. I am 
far from wishing you to leave your place if you can get 


a comfortable living. As it is a thing that cannot be 
done and undone it ought to be well Considered and 
think after you have consulted your friends there and 
can obtain your full value of your place you can make 
up your mind whether to come or not. Should you 
come you may depend on my assistance as far as I am 
able. — You observe if Mr. Averell should give your 
price you should like to come up in 4 months. I think 
it would be best for you to come up yourself as soon 
as you have determined and arranged matters and pro- 
cure a house for your family. 

" It is likely, if I should make out to put up a store it 
will be late in Summer before finished. I will say no 
more at present but wish you to write when you have 
come to a conclusion — We are all in good health — 
Sally and Betsey (his wife and sister) send their love 
to you and your wife and all friends. 

" I remain your Brother 

" Daniel Carney. 

" I do not think it would be prudent to purchase a 
place, at first; think it would be best to hire a cheap 
place until you were better able and good opportunity 
offered. " D. C." 

In 1805, we find in the Boston Directory 

" Carney, Daniel, house No. 9 Orange St." 

" Carney, Daniel & James W. I. Goods, No. 9 Orange 

" Carney, James, house No. 116, Orange St." 

showing that for a few months at least his brother James 

was in business with him — although this same year James 

moved back to Maine. 

The Directory for 1810, simply states 

" Carney, Daniel, Merchant, 9 Orange St." 

while the Directory for 1818, 1820, 1822 and 1823 shows that 


he had taken his son, Benjamin Bell, into the business — viz. 
" Carney, Daniel and Son, (Benjamin B.) W. I. Goods, 
9 Orange St. — house 10 Orange St." 
In 1826 Orange Street became changed to Washington 
Street, and we find 

" Carney, Daniel, TV. I Goods 679, house 677 Washing- 
ton St." 
In 1827 appears the same, while in 1828 is added 
" Carney, William, W. I. Goods, 5 Chatham St." 
indicating that his brother William Avas also interested at 
that time in the same business and probably with him. 

On March 11, 1792, in Boston, Daniel married his first 
wife " the amiable Miss Sarah Bell," daughter of Captain 
Benjamin and Abigail Messervey-Bell of Salem, Mass., by 
the Rev. Dr. Stillman. 

[The Bell family was of English origin while the Messervey 
family came from the Island of Jersey, both families being 
identified with the early New England settlers and marry- 
ing into the Osgood, Kirkwood, Buxton and Glover families 
of Boston and Salem.] 

Miss Sarah Bell was born in Salem, Mass., January 27, 
1768, and was baptized in the Episcopal Church four days 

By this first marriage there were nine children. 

Mary Trask, b. December 24, 1792, d. September 17, 

Benjamin Bell, b. September 22, 1794, d. April 10, 1872. 
Susannah, b. December 5, 1796, d. March 12, 1885. 
Daniel, Jr., b. January 17, 1799, d. September 14, 1838. 
William, b. May 24, 1801, d. June 17, 1887. 
James G., b. February 14, 1804, d. February 10, 1869. 
Nathaniel Brown, b. July 6, 1805, d. December 16, 1887. 
Sarah Bell, b. June 21, 1807, d. August 20, 1868. 
Osgood, b. December 28, 1809, d. August, 1834. 

We 0L'J*r/fr»* ^ f^^^f^ J 

Wardens of Trinity Church in Bolton, in Confideration ofthefum of Jnffy / &"-*^ J 
paid to us by //f'tyavtiL £-/*/■/<£ y^ — • — - 

— for the Ufe of faid Church, the Receipt whereof we acknowledge, 

DO hereby grant and affign to the faid ^^atu^C- - — ~ - ~/~~~~ . -, 

a Pew in faid Church in the t/,//e /?i/Lc. _ — - numbered, ?,n /iut'J>c*Y 071&- 

\nd in behalf of faid Church, We do covenant and 'agree with the faid *-£) a-n <•! L~ 

__ __ _- _ . and his Heirs, that he and they (hall 

Have, hold and enjov the fame, on the following Conditions, that is to to fay, 
that he and they frail punctually difcharge all fuch Taxes and Affcflments, as (hall 
from time to time be impofed upon faid Pew by a majority of the Proprietors pre- 
fent at any legal Meeting. And in cafe of a default of payment of fuch Taxes for more 
than the fpace of one year from the day of afTeffing the fame, the faid Pew (hall revert 
to faid Church. And the faid Wardens for the time being (hall again fell the fame, 
and firfl deducting the taxes that (hall or may be due upon faid Pew, together with all 
ontingent Charges, faid Wardens (hall pay over the Surplufage to the faid *-2?arzte £ 
_^_ __ •«. > — -> or his legal Reprefentativcs. 

And in cafe the faid *~j)a rut I - ~ — — and his heirs 

(hall leave the faid Church, he or they (hall furrender up faid Pew numbered { Q ( 
to the Wardens for the time being, within fix Months after their leaving faid Church, 
upon the faid Wardens paying him or them the Sum exprefTcd above, and in default 
thereof faid Pew is and (liall be forfeited to the faid Chu rch. And incafe of fuch War- 
dens refilling to take faid Pew at the Price aforefaid, then the faid <- J ar?iec — 

— — or his heirs (hall have the right of difpofing of the faid Pew 

to any Perfon who will fubmit to the above Conditions and the Rules of the Church. 

Witness our hands and feals at Boston, this * //t£/7l . -~ Day of 14/ik' 
in the Year of our Lord {fC/ — ' 



The wardens of Trinity Church, in Boston, Richard 
Green and George Debloise, granted and assigned to Daniel 
Carney, on April 16, 1801, the pew numbered 101, in the 
side aisle, in consideration of the sura of fifty dollars. 

Here the family worshipped for over a quarter of a cen- 

On the 11th of November, 1812, the husband and children 
lost by death their gentle, loving and noble Christian wife 
and mother. It was at this time that the family vault under 
Trinity Church was secured. A copy of the original papers 
is here inserted : 

" Know all men by these presents that I, James Dumaresq 
of Dresden in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Gentleman, Now know ye that I the said 
James Dumaresq have made, constituted and appointed, and 
by these presents do make, constitute and appoint John Syl- 
vester John Gardiner, Rector of Trinity Church in the County 
of Suffolk and Commonwealth aforesaid, my true and lawful 
attorney, for me and in my name, to sell or demise all the 
real estate that he may find belonging to me in the Town of 
Boston in the County of Suffolk and Commonwealth afore- 
said, to such person or persons as he shall think fit ; or other- 
wise to sell and dispose thereof either for life or lives, or sell, 
grant and convey the same absolutely, in fee simple, for such 
price or sum of money, and to such person or persons as he 
shall think fit and convenient. And also for me, and in my 
name, to seal, execute, and deliver such deeds, conveyances, 
bargains and sales, for the absolute sale and disposal thereof 
or any part thereof, with such clauses, covenants and agree- 
ments to be therein contained, as my said Attorney shall think 
fit and expedient. Hereby ratifying, confirming and allow- 
ing all such lease or leases, deeds, conveyances, bargains or 
sales which shall at any time hereafter be sealed and executed 
by my said attorney, touching or concerning the premises. 


" In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this twelfth day of September, Anno Domini, 1812. 

" James Dumakesq. \ seal. I 
" Signed and sealed — , — 

in presence of 
" Elias Kobbins. 
"James H. Patterson. 

" Lincoln, Ss. September 12th, 1812. 

"Then personally appeared the above James Dumaresq 
and acknowledged the above instrument by him subscribed 
to be his free act and deed. 

" Before me, 

" James H. Patterson, 
" Just, of Peace." 

" To all whom it may concern, be it known that I, John S. 
J. Gardiner, in consideration of one hundred and thirty dollars 
paid to me in hand by Daniel Carney of Boston, have bar- 
gained and sold to the said Carney his Heirs and assigns for- 
ever a Certain Tomb under Trinit}^ Church so called, situ- 
ated in the westerly range of Tombs, is number twenty-three 
formerly the property of Susannah Dumaresq and Matthew 
Saumarez bounded South on Jabez Hatch, and North on 
William Coffin, and I do by virtue of the within power of 
Attorney from the only surviving Heir, guarantee the above 
premises to the said Carney, his Heirs and assigns forever, 
and that I will warrant and defend the same against the law- 
ful claims of all persons, in testimony whereof I have sett 
my hand and seal the twelfth day of November in the year 
of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and twelve. 

" John S. J. Gardiner. 

" Witness 

" Mary Gardiner." 

< seal. V 


According to the Record book of Civil appointments in 
the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, Daniel Carney was appointed a coroner for Suffolk 
County on August 31, 1810, while the Records of the Exe- 
cutive Council give the date as September 1, 1810. 

The appointment was made by Governor Elbridge Gerry, 
who had been sworn into office but two months previously, 
June 2, 1810. Associated with Daniel Carney, as coroners, 
were Paul Revere, Jr., John Fessenden, Thomas Badger, 
Joseph Stevens and Thos. Stephenson. 

Daniel Carney continued to hold this appointment for 
sixteen years, or until 1827. The last time his name is 
mentioned in the " Massachusetts Register " as coroner is 
in 1826. 

The following letter to his brother James Carney of Dres- 
den, Me., gives a glimpse of the sympathetic nature of the 

" Boston, July 7, 1813. 
"Dear Brother : — I have sent by Mr. Robert Good win 
1 Buckett flour, 2 bundles and 1 keg vinegar — the flour 
is for you the other articles for Sister Caty and Susan. 
"We are all in good health but for myself not in very 
good spirits — I find it impossible to forget my Dear 
Wife ; but every returning home seems to make me 
more sensible of the irreparable loss. When I return 
to my family from the daily Business I find no soothing 
friend and companion to comfort me or bear a part of 
my burden. I must close, Mr. Goodwin is waiting. 
I remain your Brother 

" Daniel Carney. 
" Mr. James Carney 

" P. S. Please give my love to your wife and all 
my sisters, I wish much to see you all. 

" D. C." 


Truly it was a problem facing the cares of his active life 
in business and attending to the nine young people at home, 
the youngest of whom was but four years of age. Hence 
it is not surprising to find that, on July 21, 1814, he married 
as his second wife Miss Mary Wheeler, who was born Octo- 
ber 2, 1781, and died March 13, 1877. She was the daughter 
of Captain Josiah and Khoda Bowker-Wheeler. Her son, 
Hon. Franklin L. Carney, says : 

" If 1 should begin to write of my Mother I should 
put you out of patience. She was, after her marriage, 
eminently a domestic woman, made so by the little 
children of the former Wife, and early advent of her 
own little ones. The education so different in her 
early days leaves but little to say about modern style 
of education ; it was in the Boston, and private, 
Schools : with Needle-work, Dancing, Deportment, 
&c. by private teachers. W T e all remember well the 
high heeled satin slippers she wore while some of her 
samplers still remain, with bead-work, spangled-silk &c. 
The Wheelers were identified with the best political 
and Social Society of that day : 

"Mary Wheeler was a member of the Handel and 
Hayden Musical Society, having a remarkably beau- 
tiful voice. The Poet, Charles Sprague, lived in one- 
half of the house in her girl-hood days and was her 
constant companion and admirer. She gave up her 
portion of her Father's Estate to pay Father's liabil- 
ities in 1829 (amongst which I have often heard him 
say was eight hundred dollars in silver) and followed 
him with their little ones to Maine. Loving, devoted, 
self-denying, no words could express her faithful life. 

" We laid her body in her cedar-lined grave, with 
the bright March Sun shining upon her form which 


held the peaceful smile which had so many years been 

our comfort and joy, and placed on the marble : 
" ' Precious is the memory of our Mother.' 

" Her Father ' Capt. Josiah Wheeler ' was a house wright 
who lived in half a double house on Orange, now Washing- 
ton Street, west side, between Pleasant and Warren Streets, 
the other half was occupied by Sprague also of the tea party. 

" On the afternoon of December 16, 1773, Mrs. Wheeler 
became aware that there was something unusual on her 
husband's mind. It was late when he returned home that 
evening, but she sat up for him. As he pulled off his long 
boots, a quantity of tea fell on the floor revealing the cause of 
his absence. Seeing the tea a female neighbor who had sat 
up with Mrs. Wheeler to keep her company in her husband's 
absence exclaimed ' Save it ! it will make a nice mess.' 
Taking her broom this patriotic woman swept it all into the 
fire-place saying ' Do not touch the cursed stuff.' 

" When the English troops entered Boston, he was living 
on Pleasant Street, and promptly took his family and walked 
to Milton, leaving a hog just killed hanging by the heels. 
No one ever knew who eat it ! 

" Capt. Wheeler commanded a company of Minute Men at 
the commencement of the Revolution, most of whom were 
skilled Carpenters and Joiners, and by Washington's orders 
he superintended the erection of the forts on Dorchester 

" He also built the State House and Hollis St. Church at 
Boston, Charles Bullfinch being the Architect. 

" He died in Boston in August, 1817, aged 74. 

" Capt. Wheeler was also one of the Volunteer Guards on 
board the ' Dartmouth.' " 

(The above quoted notice of Capt. Wheeler is from Crane's 
" Tea Leaves " owned by the Boston Historical Society. 
General Washington subsequently presented a sword to 


Captain Wheeler, which has become a cherished heirloom in 
the family. Ed.) 

To understand the civil environment in which Daniel par- 
ticipated eighty years ago, it is well to recall that Boston's 
first city charter was granted February 23, 1822. 

The new charter stated that the administration of all fis- 
cal, prudential and municipal concerns of the city, with the 
conduct and government thereof, should be vested in one 
principal officer, styled " the Mayor " ; one select council of 
eight persons to be denominated " the Board of Aldermen " ; 
and the more numerous " Common Council " of forty-eight 

The mayor and aldermen composed one board, with the 
mayor as presiding officer. 

The police administration was also vested in the mayor 
and aldermen, besides other powers which need not here be 

The health of the first mayor, Hon. John Philipse, failing, 
Josiah Quincy, Esq., was elected mayor of Boston, in 1823. 

It has been written, " his administration, covering a period 
of six years, has formed a standard to which the efforts of 
his successors are continually referred." 

It is gratifying to know that Daniel Carney for two terms 
of Mayor Quincy's official life — 1825 and 1826 — was one of 
" the select Council of eight persons to be denominated ' the 
Board of Aldermen.' " 

Daniel Carney was then sixty years old, being about seven 
years the senior of Mayor Quincy. 

The seven other gentlemen serving as aldermen were 
John Bellows, Josiah Marshall, Thomas Welsh, Jr., Henry 
J. Oliver, John F. Loring, Francis Jackson and Edward H. 
Robbins, names well recognized then, and even at this day. 

Mr. Quincy is described as a man of "large experience, 
kindly disposition and most decided will. To his adminis- 


tration the city of Boston owed its improved sanitary con- 
dition ; the system of cleaning the streets and removal of 
impurities; the New Market, of granite, two stories high, 
five hundred and thirty feet long and fifty wide at a cost of 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ; six neAV streets 
which were opened, while a seventh was widened and en- 
larged ; flats, docks and wharf rights were obtained to the 
extent of one hundred and forty thousand square feet and 
all brought to a successful conclusion, in the very midst of a 
populous, growing city, without any tax, debt or burden 
upon its pecuniary resources ; — on the contrary it added to 
its real and productive property." 

In 1825 the legislature authorized the mayor and alder- 
men to appoint all the engineers, fire-wardens, and fire- 
men, and thereupon the entire fire department of the city 
was reorganized. The house of correction, with the idea 
of separating the young criminals from the adults, was also 
established, and the mayor was most insistent that the laws 
dealing with gambling, liquor and kindred evils should be 
rigidly enforced. 

The mayor and aldermen were deeply interested in educa- 
tional matters, the mayor being chairman of the public 
schools. Daniel Carney was on the school committee and 
with Francis Jackson on the " Committee on Neck Lands." 

One of the large functions in which Daniel Carney partic- 
ipated was the laying of the corner-stone of the Bunker Hill 
Monument, on June 17, 1825. You will recall that General 
Lafayette was escorted to the city limits, having spent the 
previous night at Governor Eustis' residence in Roxbury. 
The city officials met and escorted him to the State House, 
passing along Washington Street, over which had been 
erected, at the site of the old fortifications, a beautiful arch, 
whereon were the following lines composed by the poet 
Charles Sprague : 


" Welcome, Lafayette ! 
The Fathers in glory shall sleep, 
That gathered with thee to the fight, 
But the Sons will eternally keep 
The tablet of gratitude bright. 
We bow not the neck, and we bend not the knee, 
But our hearts, Lafayette, we surrender to thee." 

The laying of the corner-stone, with the oration by Dan- 
iel Webster was followed by a banquet at which four thou- 
sand were seated. 

How easy it is to picture the dignified son of Mark and 
Suzanne participating in that patriotic event, and probably 
knowing some among the ninety survivors of the battle of 
Bunker Hill who were present on that unique occasion ! 

On February 22, 1826, Governor Levi Lincoln, of Massa- 
chusetts, signed the following commission : 

" The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
" To all whom these Presents shall come, Greeting : 
" Know ye, That we, confiding in the ability, discretion 
and integrity of 

Daniel Carney 

of Boston, Esquire, by and with the advice and consent 
of the Council, have assigned, constituted and appointed, 
and by these Presents do assign, constitute and appoint 
him, the said Daniel Carney, Esquire, to be one of our 


within and for the County of Suffolk for and dur- 
ing the term of seven years from the date of 
Levi Lin- these Presents, if he shall so long behave himself 
coln. well in the said office. 


Daniel Carney Esquire, to keep, and cause to be kept, the 
Laws and Ordinances made for the good of the peace, and 


for the conservation of the same, and for the quiet, rule and 
government of our Citizens and subjects in the said County ; 
and to execute and perform all the powers and duties, 
which by our laws appertains to the said office, so long as 
he the said Daniel Carney Esquire, shall hold the same 
by virtue of these Presents. 

" Witness, His Excellency Levi Lincoln, our Governer, and 
our seal hereunto affixed, at Boston, the twenty second day 
of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and twenty-six and in the fiftieth year of the 
Independence of the United States of America. 

" By his Excellency the Governor, with the advice and 
consent of the Council. 

" Edward D. Bangs, Secretary of the Commonwealth." 

Of the thirteen children born of this second marriage eight 
survive in 1903. 

Josiah Wheeler, b. July 23, 1815. 

Emeline, b. January 25, 1817. 

Ann, b. May 17, 1818. 

Joseph, b. October 16, 1819, d. January 23, 1895. 

Samuel P., b. November 1821, d. Septembr 29, 1859. 

Henry, b. January 12, 1823, d. January 5, 1900. 

Franklin L., b. August 19, 1824. 

Eliza W., b. December 27, 1826, d. January 28, 1861. 

Henrietta, b. June 7, 1828. 

Adaline, b. January 24, 1830, d. in infancy. 

Addison, b. December 24, 1830. 

Edwin H., b. March 12, 1833. 

John V., b. November 6, 1835. 

Many of the Carney family have been interested in sea- 
faring life, either as owners, captains, or builders of vessels. 
Daniel Carney purchased from his son-in-law, Andrew 
Peters, a vessel in 1816. 


" Know all Men by these Presents, that I Andrew Peters 
of Alna, in the County of Lincoln, Merchant, for and in 
consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to 
me paid by Daniel Carney of Boston in the County 
of Suffolk Merchant, the receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge, do hereby sell, convey and transfer to said 
Carney a certain vessel designed for a schooner which 
will be of the burthen of one hundred and ten tons, now 
standing on the stocks in the Ship Yard on the point of 
falls on Sheepscot Kiver together with all the timber planks 
treenails and every other material provided for the comple- 
tion of said vessel — And I the said Peters covenant and 
agree with said Carney to superintend the completing fin- 
ishing and launching of said Vessel and to use my best 
endeavors to finish and launch said vessel with all possible 

" To have and to hold the said Hull of said Vessel with all 
said timber planks treenails materials and all appurtenances 
to him the said Carney his heirs executors Administrators 
and assigns. 

" Witness my hand and seal at Alna this tenth day of May, 
Anno Domini, 1816. 

" Andrew Peters 

■j SEAL. > 

" Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

" Jno. Merrill Jr." 

About the year 1828, Daniel Carney failed in business as 
a result of the failure of the United States Bank. He was 
on many papers, including iron foundries and ships. Feeling 
too old to begin business anew, he retired on his wife's dower 
to Sheepscot, Maine, where among other things he lengthened 
the old bridge, built a wharf and the vessel " Sabbatis." 


He was also postmaster from 1830 to 1849. He died 

March 11, 1852. His remains were taken to Boston, Mass., 

and deposited in the family tomb under Trinity Church, 

where he had been one of the wardens, when residing in 

Boston. The children of Daniel and Sarah Bell Carney 

follow in order of seniority : 


Mary Trask Carney. 

Mary Trask Carney, was born December 24, 1792, and died 
September 17, 1838. She was the eldest child of Daniel and 
Sarah Bell Carney, and married her cousin, Captain William 
Whiting Howard. No issue. (See Wm. W. Howard.) 

In 1798, when Mary Trask Carney was but six years of 
age, she was presented with a copy of " Paul and Virginia, 
an Indian story, translated from the French of J. H. B. De 
Saint Pierre, author of the Studies of Nature by H. Hunter, 
D. D., embellished with engravings, Boston, 1796." 

On the first leaf, written with many flourishes, one reads : 

"Mary Trask Carney 
Her Book Given 
Her by her Father 
Boston. 16th January 
1798 " 

The book was bound in leather and had two engravings, 
one showing " The infancy of Paul and Virginia " and the 
other the " Shipwreck and death of Virginia." The book 
is two and one half inches wide by four and one fourth inches 
in length. 


Benjamin Bell Carney. 

Benjamin Bell Carney, eldest son of Daniel and Sarah 
Bell Carney, born September 22, 1794, died April 10, 1872. 

He married Miss Lydia Lilly of Pownalboro, Maine. 

A man of deep religious feeling, of a serene and cheerful 
temperament and ever patient under affliction. 

From 1818 to 1823 his name appears in the Boston Di- 
rectory as associated with his father in the West India trade. 

He was appointed postmaster at Sheepscot Bridge, Me., 

December 29, 1820, and was succeeded December 17, 1823, 

by his brother William. 

About this time there was the first family reunion in 

Boston, at the residence of Daniel Carney, 679 Washington 

Street. Many gathered there on that occasion, Benjamin 

and his wife driving in a sleigh all the way from Maine to 

participate in the festivity. 


Susannah Cakney. 

Susannah Carney, third child of Daniel and Sarah Bell 
Carney, born December 5, 1796, died March 12, 1885, in Port- 
land, Maine, unmarried. The following letter written by 
her to the writer's mother, in a neat, microscopic hand, bears 
on family matters : 

Lawkence (Mass.), Sept. 21. 

" Dear Hortense : — I fear it will not be in my power 
to give much, if any, information that will be of use 
to Sydney, but will do all I can to assist him. I never 
heard much of my Father's (Daniel, Sr.) parents only 
that both were worthy, industrious people and not 
much blessed Avith earthly riches ; do not know what 
Grandfather's Christian name was ; do not know when 
he came to this Country or if he was born in America, 
should not be surprised if he was as neither Father, 
Uncle Carney (James, Sr.) or any of their Sisters, 
eight of them ever used any words peculiar to the 
Irish or their manner of speaking, which seems rea- 
sonable they would if their Father had ever used 
them, neither Father, nor Uncle Carney, ever men- 
tioned having any relatives on their Father's side ; all 
I recollect of ever hearing of him is that during the 
Revolution he was in a Privateer, the vessel was taken 
by the English and he was carried a prisoner to Hali- 
fax and died there in prison from same causes so many 
died in Southern prisons during the war here. 

" Your Uncle Nathaniel (Nathaniel Brown Carney), 
when in Sheepscot some years before Father died, 
took the Coat of Arms back with him when he re- 
turned to New York (this was in the 40's, when Coats 


of Arms were not in as great demand as in recent 
years ! Ed.) intending to get Mr. Morris who was 
then living (Father of K B. C's Wife) to see if he 
could get any information with regard to it as he was 
then expecting to go to England in a few months, but 
did not go. Think he was prevented by sickness from 
going ; if not lost he still has it, and Sydney would 
find something that would be of use to him at the 
present time from seeing it. 

"Grandmother's ancestors came originally from 
France. They were obliged to flee from there at the 
time the Protestants, then called Huguenots, were 
massacred, and went to Germany. I have no history 
to refer to, to see how many years since that took place, 
and do not know how many years passed from that 
time before her parents came to this Country. Some 
one of her children has told me she was born while on 
their passage here. Uncle Carney's oldest sons, Capt. 
James Carney living in Richmond, Maine, and Capt. 
William Carney — are the only persons now living 
that I know of, that could give you any information 
of Grandfather other than what I have written, and 
they would be interested and pleased to write S} r dney 
all they may have heard their Father say of him. 
Should he write and direct to Captain James Carney, 
Richmond, Maine, he will I think be sure to hear from 
him, and he may know when his brother William may 
be in N. Y., as he often comes in there on returning 
from foreign voyages and would probably learn more 
in conversing with him could he see him, than in any 
amount of writing. 

" They could also tell him who our Grandparents' 
relatives were, as I believe they lived in Dresden some 
time before they went to Boston to live, but am not 


certain. I do not know of any now living in New 
Castle that I think has ever heard of those he feels 
interested in hearing of ; it was some miles from where 
Uncle lived so he seldom went there, and all those aged 
people died some years before he did, that he was ac- 
quainted with. 

" Salem was my Mother's native place and all her 
relatives, as far as we knew, lived there ; her Mother's 
name was Meservy, before she was married, am not 
certain I have spelled the name right as it is many 
years since I have heard it spoken. She married a 
Captain Benjamin Bell. He belonged in England and 
died young leaving Grandmother (Bell) with two little 
girls. Mother did not remember much about him as 
she was a child when he died ; all I can recollect of 
his Coat of Arms is, there were three bells on it. 
Aunt Kirkwood's (Mother's Sister) children wished to 
keep it, we were willing they should and they carried 
it to Arkansas when they went there. 

" We have no near relatives living in Salem now 
but Cousin Hannah (Osgood) and Mother's Father died 
many years before she was born. 

" Grandma Carney's Christian name was Susannah, 
I was named for her and have no middle name. — 
Your Aunt Sarah's name was Sarah Bell, our Mother's 
name before she was married. 

" 23d. — I should like to have closed and sent this last 
week but can't write much at one time without bring- 
ing on palpitation of the heart. 

" Hope what I have written will be of some use to 

" Aunt Susan " was a familiar guest in the homes of the 
various kinsmen. Her gentle, if over-precise manner, was the 


occasion for much subduing of the lively youngsters who could 
hardly restrain their pranks, (and sometimes did not,) when 
under the watchful eyes of one whose sense of decorum and 
deep religious feeling could not countenance what appeared to 
her as frivolous. 


Daniel W. Carney. 

Daniel W. Carney, fourth child of Daniel and Sarah Bell- 
Carney, was born January 17, 1799. He was educated in 
Boston, Mass. 

From April 4, 1837, to March 26, 1838, he was United 
States Consul at Sante Domingo, Hayti, W. I., where he 
died and was buried September 14, 1838. He was un- 

The following letter was written to his father : 

" Via St. Thomas. Citv St. Domingo. 

" Sunday morn'g, January 1st, 1837. 

" Dear Father : — I wish you all a very happy New 
Year and many happy returns of this anniversary. 
We have here celebrated its return with some con- 
siderable parade of military, an oration from the Gen- 
eral commanding this Arrondissement and some 
ceremonies at the Cathedral. It is quite a lively day 
this, in this Island as it is also the Anniversary of its 
independence being now the 34th year thereof. I 
wrote you by the " Albert " at New York 27th ulto. 
My health is still continuing about the same as usual. 
I am however still very apt to take cold notwith- 
standing all my care. I am looking with some anxiety 
now to get letters from home, our letters are getting 
quite old. 

" With love to all, 

" Your affectionate Son, 

" Daniel. 

"Jan'y 2d. 
" I should not mention the subject of which I am going to 


say a few words unless I was fearful that some exaggerated 
accounts might be reported in America when you would of 
course feel anxiety where none was necessary. 

" For some 10 or 12 days past there has been a rumor in 
the City that the Columbians were meditating an attack 
upon this place and at length the Ev'g of the 31st. Dec. was 
fixed upon as the time when it was to be executed. The 
proper Authorities took the necessary measures to defeat any 
attempt of the kind should it be made and on that Ev'g parti- 
cularly strong patrols were out and during the whole night. 
Some feared that the attack would be made last night, when 
the Citizens would be more off their guard it was thought, 
after the festivities of the day and, consequently, the pre- 
cautions adopted on the preceding ev'g of keeping the doors 
fastened and weapons ready inside were again in requisition 
last night. 

"Nothing in the way of ' Demonstration'* however has 
been made by the ' Enemy ' if we have one and some are 
persuading themselves that it is all a xxxxx. I have no 
means of knowing. 

" Even should anything of the kind take place, which is I 
think quite unlikely, there would not probably be much 
bloodshed — the matter would soon be settled by the Military. 

" The foreigners and others than the Military would not 
probably be molested. I do not think that you need feel any 
alarm or anxiety on my account. I have certainly slept 
very soundly myself upon it. I would wish that if no report 
of this matter reaches the States and appears in the papers 
that you will mention it to no person except perhaps to 
James for fear he might hear of it and not tell you when 
therefore it will perhaps be well enough to send him this 

On the outside of the folded letter is : 


" Mess. Eldridge Ramsay & Co. will please forward this 
by first vessel for the States & oblige their fr'd & S't 

" D. W. C. 
" Daniel Carney, Esq. P. M. (postmaster). 

" Sheepscott Bridge, Maine. 
" Via St. Thomas." 

The word " Ship " is stamped in red on the outside. 
The letter was forwarded to James G. Carney of Lowell, 
Mass., with this addition on outside : 
" Your affec't Father. 

A very severe snowstorm is now raging." 



William Carney. 

"William, the fifth child, of Daniel and Sarah Bell Carney, 
was born May 24, 1801, in Boston, Mass., where he received 
his education. He had a most sunny and pleasant temper- 
ament. For a time, at least, he was interested with his 
father in the West India trade, residing at No. 5 Chatham 
Street in Boston, in 1828, although from December 17, 1823, 
to March 20, 1826, he held the position of postmaster, at 
Sheepscot, Maine, having succeeded his brother Benjamin 
in that office. 

He settled in Portland, Maine, about 1830. He was a 
member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. 

As a boy he took many prizes for his beautiful penman- 
ship. He also went abroad in a sailing vessel, visiting France. 
The trip across consumed one hundred days. He married 
on February 13, 1833, his cousin, Miss Lucia C. Benson, born 
May 27, 1809, died September 28, 1871, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Abigail Carney-Benson. They had five children, four 
sons and one daughter, as follows : 

William Benson Carney. 

1. William Benson, first child of William and Lucia Benson- 
Carney, was born August 12, 1834, died in Portland, Maine, 
January 2, 1897. 

He married, July 15, 1856, Miss Elizabeth Y.Cobb. Their 
children were 

(a) Josephine -E., b. March 19, 1860, married A. L. East- 
man, and had one son, Benjamin. 
(h) Mary C, b. November 7 1865, died 1868. 


Caroline Goodwin Carney. 

Caroline Goodwin, second child of "William and Lucia Ben- 
son-Carney, was born in Portland, Maine, July 5, 1836, and 
died there, unmarried, on October 12, 1901. Her life was 
devoted to the care of her brother William who was a great 

The remarks of the Rev. J. B. Shepherd, at her funeral, 
are printed as an affectionate memorial of her saintly life, 
together with the resolutions adopted by the " Elizabeth 
Wardsworth Chapter " of the Daughters of the American 

Remarks by Rev. J. B. Shepherd at the funeral of Miss 
Caroline Goodwin Carney : 

" This memorial service which you have listened to, and 
taken part in, with so much reverence and respect for the 
departed, and with so much sympathy for this afflicted circle 
of relatives and friends, began with those striking and com- 
forting: words of Christ ' I am the resurrection and the life : 
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he 
live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never 

" I say these words are striking and comforting. Death is 
recognized as a stern fact in this world by all men, through 
all ages. Many attempts have been made to explain the 
mystery of death. Statesmen, philosophers, poets, and kings 
have tried to raise the curtain that divides the unknown 
world from the known, but they have all failed. Men have 
dreamed and speculated, and theorized, and doubted, and 
scoffed about death, but its mystery is still impenetrable 
from any human standpoint. 

" But place beside these theories and speculations of men, 
these words of Christ, and we must acknowledge that they 


appear in striking contrast to them. There is a certainty 
and definiteness about them that quickly arrests attention. 
Here is a person who boldly claims to have solved the mystery 
of death. We say, who is he? Can he substantiate his 
claim ? These are the questions we may properly ask even 
while Christ's words are ringing in our ears. 

" These words of Christ will appear all the more striking 
when we know that Christ stood in the presence of death 
when he uttered them. He was at the sepulchre of Lazarus. 
Beside him were the sorrowing and weeping sisters. If 
there is ever a time when a man is sincere and honest, it is 
when he stands at the grave of his dearest and best friend. 
What mockery, what hypocrisy, what cold blooded cruelty, 
for Christ to say what he did at the grave of his friend, if 
he did not speak the words of truth and soberness. If the 
records be true, later on our Lord gave proof of the truth- 
fulness of his assertions by bringing back to life Lazarus. So 
it was literally true that Christ was just what he said he was, 
the resurrection and the life. 

" But these words of Christ may be of comfort to these, 
stricken hearts. 

" Your sister is dead. Her earthly pilgrimage is over. 
Her work is accomplished. But because Christ is the resur- 
rection and the life, she shall live again. Nay, more, she is 
living now in a fairer and better clime, in the very presence of 
God. She has entered upon a new life that shall never end. 
Her companions are the good and the true of all the ages. 
Her departure is a great loss to this household, and to the 
church she loved and served so well. It is right that we 
recognize our loss and sorrow over it. But we do not sorrow 
as those without hope. We shall see her again. She waits 
with those we have loved and cherished so dearly on earth, in 
the Paradise of God. 

" If it be not so, then it had been better if we had not 


been born. This life is a cruel cheat. The Bible is a lie and 
Christianity is a delusion and a sham. Our sister was a 
believer in Christ. Hers was a faith of a lifetime. Her 
very existence was bound up in the church of God. Her 
time, her labor, and her love, was given to St. Paul's 
Church. From the time of its organization after the 
great fire of Portland until her death, she was always loyal 
to the church of her first love. Others grew weary and dis- 
couraged, but she never tired. Even after she was confined 
to the house and knew that her days were numbered, her in- 
terest never flagged. Nothing pleased her so much as to 
hear something about St. Paul's. 

" In the days of her strength she spared neither time, or 
labor, or money, to advance its interests. In the Sunday 
school, in the Ladies Guild, in visiting the sick and needy, 
she was ever ready to help. The rectors of St. Paul's will 
always recall her steadfast labors with pleasure and appreci- 

" Miss Carney was not a woman of elegant leisure. For 
years she had the care of an invalid brother. He was in her 
thoughts night and day, but with all her love and care for 
him, she found time to labor for her Church. 

" It is not necessary to recount the particulars of this good 
woman's life : it is known and read of all men. 

" Could she but speak to-day, I am sure that she would 
desire I say little about herself, and speak of the Christ she 
loved and served so faithfully and well. When I say that 
this woman lived and died a Christian, it is the only com- 
ment that needs to be made about her. ' She hath done 
what she could, and her works do follow her.' 

" ' Within the home she ruled with quiet might, 
By virtue of her perfect womanhood ; 
A child in years, but with all grace and good 
Enshrined in her truth flashing orbs of light. 


A woman strong and firm to do the right, 

Who with the old time martyrs might have stood, 

Yet full of sympathy with every mood, 

In times of trouble cheery still and bright ; 

O Queen of maidens it must surely be, 

If ought that to perfection cometh near 

Can e'er be found in tbis imperfect life, 

You, perfect daughter, will but disappear 

To sbine as perfect woman.' 

" That womanhood that blessed her home, her Church, and 
the world has been transplanted to the Paradise of God, to 
bloom in all its perfection and beauty in the presence of 
Christ. From any human standpoint the Church can ill 
afford to spare such women. But God knows best. He 
hath need of her, else He would not have taken her to Him- 

" Let us strive to emulate her virtues, and enshrine her 
memory in our hearts as those who knew her and loved her 

" One thing I am sure of. "When the roll of those saintly 
women, who have labored for the welfare of St. Paul's 
Church is called, the name of Carrie Carney will shine 
bright and clear among the foremost. In behalf of the par- 
ish she loved so dearly, I esteem it a privilege to place upon 
the mound that shall mark the spot where she rests, the un- 
dying wreath of our affection and esteem." 

The following preamble and resolutions were adopted by 
the Daughters of the American Revolution in Portland, 
Maine : 

"Miss Caroline Goodwin Carney died October 12, 
1901, after a long and distressing illness which she bore 
with her characteristic patience and fortitude. 

"Resolved : That in her death the Elizabeth Wards- 
worth Chapter loses one of its most zealous and de- 


voted members. Her love for the Society was second 
only to the Church in which she was raised. She was 
a Charter member, of St. Paul's Church of this City 
and as long as her health permitted was active in all 
its good works. 

" Eesolved : That we tender to her surviving 
brothers and their families our sincere sympathy in 
their loss, which to her was gain, and that these 
resolutions be sent to the family and spread upon our 

" Mrs. M. A. Kobinson. "j 

" Mrs. S. B. Bedlow. I Committee." 

" Mrs. A. L. McDonald. J 


Warren Osgood Carney. 

Warren O. Carney, third child of William and Lucia C. Ben- 
son-Carney, was born in Alna, Maine, on October 28, 1838. 

He is engaged in the business of ship-joiner and cabinet 
and pattern maker. 

Mr. Carney has been prominent in Masonic circles in 
Portland, Maine, and for thirty-five years a continous and 
faithful worker in the Grand Lodge, having been Grand- 
Sentinel of the Grand Chapter, and Grand Captain of the 
Guards in the Grand Commandery. He has also served 
continuously in the capacity of Secretary and Treasurer of 
the Board of Relief of Ancient Land-Mark Lodge, and is 
also a 32d degree Mason, having taken the Scottish Rites. 
He is Past Master of Ancient Land-Mark Lodge, and a 
member of Greenleaf Chapter Portland Council ; Past Com- 
mander of Blanquefort Commandery, a member of the 
Maine Consistory, and the Mystic Shrine. 

On October 1, 1863, he enlisted as a private in the Seventh 
Maine Light Battery Volunteers and participated in all the 
battles in which this battery was engaged, being promoted 
to artillery officer and mustered out at Augusta, Maine, 
June 21, 1865. 

He is a member of the Chestnut Methodist Episcopal 
Church. He married on November 9, 1873, Miss Harriet 
E. Griffen, the daughter of Horatio and Martha Edwards- 
Griff en. 

They have had three children : 

(a) Lucia M., b. June 10, 1878. 

(b) Bessie W., b. March 8, 1886, d. April 30, 1886. 

(c) Harold E., b. February 7, 1888. 


Willard Charles George Carney. 

4. Willard C. G. Carney, twin brother of Warren Osgood Car- 
ney, fourth child of William and Lucia C. Benson-Carney, 
was born in Alna, Maine, October 28, 1838, where he attended 
school and later, in 1856, removed to Portland, Maine, also 
attending school in that city. He became a druggist and 
was engaged in that business with the firm of H. J. Perkins 
for fourteen years. During the years 1879-80, he was a 
member of the Portland city council and for several years 
assistant assessor. In May, 1893, he was elected health in- 
spector of Portland, which office he continues to hold. Mr. 
Carney has been prominently identified with the Masonic 
Fraternity, being a 32d degree Mason ; Past Commander of 
Blankfort Commandery, K. T., Grand Sentinel of the Grand 
Council of P. and S. M. of Maine, as well as of the Council of 
Knights of Eed Cross of Constantine; Assistant Grand Ty- 
ler of the Grand Lodge, and other offices in Masonic and 
Odd Fellows chapters. 

He, with his family, is a member of the Second Parish 
Congregational Church, and a member of its parish com- 

On July 3, 1864, he married Miss Harriet Abby Stevens, 
daughter of Daniel and Sarah Kimball Stevens, of Portland, 

They have had four children, as follows: 

(a) Alice White Carney, b. November 29, 1866, d. April 
16, 1869. 

(b) Arthur P. Carney, b. January 10, 1869, d. Novem- 
ber 16, 1876. 

(c) Herbert Curtis Carney, b. March 31, 1874. 

(d) Artena Maud Carney, b. November 8, 1877. 


Fessenden Vinton Carney. 

Fessenden Vinton Carney, fifth child of William and Lucia 
Benson-Carney, was born in Alna, Maine, December 27, 
1843. He was educated in the Alna and Portland schools 
and has become a prosperous merchant in Portland, Maine. 
He married on September 27, 1871, Miss Margaret R. Smith, 
born April 27,1848, daughter of Robert A. Smith, Jr., and his 
wife Lucy Roberts-Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Carney are members 
of St. Stephen's (Episcopal) Church in which Mr. Carney is a 

Their children are : 

(a) Robert F., b. April 19, 1874, d. May 14, 1874. 

(b) Edwin S., b. August 15, 1875. 

(c) Ethel B., b. December 4, 1877. 

(d) Philip Wildes, b. June 9, 1880. 

Edwin S. Carney resides in Europe ; Philip Wildes 
Carney is a graduate of Princeton University ; Miss 
Ethel B. Carney was married on June 16, 1903, to 
Lieutenant Lucian Scott Breckenridge, U. S. A. 

James G. Carney. 

James G. Carney, sixth child of Daniel and Sarah Bell- 
Carney was born in Boston, Mass., February 14, 1 804. He re- 
sided there until he removed to Lowell, Mass., inlS28, where 
he became one of its leading citizens. His education was 
obtained in the public schools of Boston. For a time it 
seemed as though he might become interested in mercantile 
life, being supercargo on one of William Gray's vessels, and 
later his confidential representative in Savannah, Georgia. 

In 1825 he was bookkeeper in the recently organized 
" American Bank," located at No. 7 Congress Street. This 
bank had a capital of $250,000, and the following officers : 
George Odiorne, president; Jno. S.Wright, cashier; Aslmr 
Adams, teller ; James Carney, bookkeeper ; Thomas J. 
Bailey, messenger and porter, and a board of ten trustees. 

As there were several Carneys in the city of Boston at that 
time named " James," he added the letter " G " to his name. 
He apparently remained with the American Bank until 1828, 
as his name appears among its officers that year, a year 
marking his life momentously, in that he married, and also 
located in Lowell, Mass., which city was incorporated two 
years previously. 

In those days the canal packet to Chelmsford left 
Charlestown on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, re- 
turning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, " passen- 
gers and light freight being forwarded from 'Rileys,' 9 
Elm Street, at half-past seven A. M." 

Whether James G. Carney went up by canal packet, 
chaise, or on horseback is of little moment, but staying at 





the " Old Stone Tavern " on Pawtucket Street he was so 
charmed by the picturesque view from his window, the 
morning after his arrival, that he then decided to dwell by 
the shores of the Merrimack River. 

Here in 1653 dwelt the powerful and chivalric Pawtucket 
tribe of Indians. Here came the famous Apostle Eliot and 
in the wigwam of Wanalancet, the Chief, near Pawtucket 
Falls, he preached the Gospel to them on the beautiful 5th of 
May, 1674, from St. Matthew, chapter 22, 6th to 14th verses. 

This particular tract of land was called Wamesit, and in 
1726 it was annexed to Chelmsford, the Indians gradually 
moving farther north, leaving their winding river, filled in 
season with salmon and shad, to the " pale-faces," who have 
since built one of the greatest manufacturing cities in New 

Mr. Carney became identified with the South Congrega- 
tional Church (Unitarian) and from 1829 to 1840 was chair- 
man of its standing committee. On September 7, 1851, he 
and his wife united with this church, of which the Kev. Wil- 
liam Barry was pastor. Later he and others built, and at- 
tended, Lee Street Church and finally Kirk Street Con- 
gregational Church, of which the Rev. Amos Blanchard, 
D. D., was pastor, partaking of communion there, although 
not severing his affiliation with the Unitarian Societv. 

It has been said that no one who ever saw him during the 
devotional part of the service could forget his devout and 
reverent attitude. He was interested in all its public serv- 
ices, and his constancy in attending both the morning and 
afternoon services was remarkable. Once he was spoken to 
on the subject and he replied, " When I am able to go to 
business on week days, I feel I am able to go to church on 
Sundays and hope that my example may exert an influence 
on even one person." 

In the year following his settling in Lowell, 1828, where 


by the way, he lived at No. 12 Merrimack Street for a 
dozen years or more, nearly opposite Kirk Street, " the 
Lowell Institution for Savings " was chartered, having its 
office in the Lowell Bank. 

In 1833 the following were its officers : Elisha Glidden, 
Esq., president; Dr. John Orne Green and Elisha Bartlett, 
Esq., vice presidents ; James G. Carney, Esq., treasurer. 
Trustees : Rev. Theodore Edson, D.D., rector of St. Anne's 
Church for nearly sixty years, and for several years pre- 
sident of the bank, Joel Lewis, Esq., Warren Colburn, Esq., 
Cyril French, Esq, George Brownell, Esq., James Russell, 
Esq., and Abiel Abbott, Esq. 

An announcement of one of its first meetings reads as fol- 
lows : 

" Notice. — A meeting of the Savings Institution will be 
holden at the Compting Room of the Hamilton Company, 
on Friday evening next, at 1 /2 past 7 o'clock. 

" Lowell, March 18, 1829 James G. Cakney." 

Of the success of this institution let others speak. 

"To the prudent and wise business forethought and sagac- 
ity of the late James G. Carney, the original promoter and 
first Secretary and Treasurer of the Institution, is due a large 
share of the prosperity which has ever attended the invest- 
ments made in the half century just elapsed. 

" Taking charge of the business at first as a simple matter 
of aiding those who were struggling to aid themselves, as the 
years rolled on, it became certain that some one must be 
placed in charge as executive officer for the trust, with en- 
larged power of action, and no one so well as the late Treas- 
urer could assume the burden which he faithfully and hon- 
estly bore until the year 1869, when death came to set him 

The Lowell Bank was started in 1828. Nathaniel Wright 


was its president and James G. Carney its cashier. Its 
capital was $250,000. James G. Carney was one of its 
directors and during seventeen years be was its treasurer 
and one year its president. 

In June, 1836, the " Ministry-at-Large," was started in 
Lowell for the purpose of providing free religious and secular 
instruction and to dispense charity among the unfortunate 
and poor. 

Keverend Horatio Wood refers in glowing terms of grati- 
tude to Mr. Clark, James G. Carney and Dr. John C. Dalton 
and others, who rendered him much valuable aid in his work. 
"May the benevolent of the present and future genera- 
tions imitate their noble examples and perpetuate this valu- 
able Institution." Indeed it was due to the report of James 
G. Carney, secretary of the South Congregational Society 
(subsequently printed) that the Ministry-at-Large came into 
being, as his suggestion that money sent to foreign parts 
could be better employed among the poor and needy at home, 
met with heartiest approbation, and this new organization 
was started. 

In 1841 James G. Carney and John Avery were the au- 
ditors of the " Howard Benevolent Society," formed in 1840 ; 
John Aiken, president, D. G. Lang, secretary, and Charles 
Hovey, treasurer. 

Mr. Carney was also the founder of the beautiful ceme- 
tery in Lowell. Mr. Charles Hovey said in an address : " It 
was he who penned the paragraph on the first written page 
of its record and who brought it to the prospective clerk of 
his selection, to be transcribed. He laid out the financial 
plan that enabled the corporation to buy the land, procure 
surveys and prepare it for use." The first meeting was held 
in the common council rooms, March 8, 1841. The offi- 
cers were, Oliver M. Whipple, president, James G. Carney, 
treasurer, Charles Hovey, clerk, and twelve trustees. 


The Lowell Dispensary was inaugurated in 1836, and 
James G. Carney was chairman of its first board of managers. 

Associated with him were John Clark, John Aiken, Sidney 
Spaulding, James Cook, Thomas Hopkinson, Jesse Fox, Jo- 
seph Tapley, Richard L. Hastings, Hananiah Whitney, John 
Mead and Asa Hall. 

Mr. Carney and a few others established the Bank of 
Mutual Redemption in Boston, which was chartered in 1855 
and commenced business in 1858, and became its first presi- 

" At this time the Suffolk Bank had constituted itself the 
redemption agent of the New England banks, and redeemed 
at par and put again into circulation the notes of all banks 
which kept a specified balance on its books, while it bought 
up, at current rates, the issues of banks which would not 
submit to this arrangement and compelled them to redeem 
the notes with specie. 

" By the use of the moneys thus deposited with it by the 
banks of the first class and by the profits derived from the 
dragooning process applied to the recalcitrant banks of the 
second class, the Suffolk Bank grew rich. The country 
banks finally concluded that they might as well have a share 
in these profits and a number of them united together in 
forming the Bank of Mutual Redemption in Boston, mak- 
ing it their redemption agent upon a similar plan." 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Massachusetts 
legislature had adjourned and no moneys in the treasury 
could be used for moving the militia from the State until 
an appropriation could be made by the legislature. 

General Benj. F. Butler describes in his Memoirs, pages 
170 to 173, his ride to Boston with James G. Carney, on 
April 16, 1861. 

Mr i . Carney was going to the Bank of Mutual Redemption, 
and there wrote the following letter: 


" Bank of Mutual Redemption 

" Boston, Mass., April 16, 1861. 
"His Excellency, John A. Andrew, 
" Governor : 
"Sir: — Supposing it to be not impossible that the 
sudden exigencies of the case may call for the use of 
more money than may be at the immediate command 
of the Treasurer of the Commonwealth in the Treas- 
ury, I write to offer to place to the credit of the 
State, the extreme amount the law now allows us to 
loan it, and remain, Very respectfully 

"Your ob. St. 

" James G. Carney, 

" President." 

The sum thus offered was $50,000 and beside doing this he 
personally went to the other banks and as a result of his 
solicitations there was nearly $4,000,000 to the credit of the 
commonwealth before nightfall. He also recommended 
General Butler's detail as brigadier-general, which recom- 
mendation was approved by Governor Andrew. 

Thus in the hour of the country's need, James G. Carney 
had the privilege of being the first to pledge the financial 
assistance which sent the gallant Sixth Massachusetts to 
the front to protect the national seat of government at 

In any emergency he could be relied on to do all in his 
power to mitigate the wants or sorrows of others and in sev- 
eral instances, he was the friend and protector of individ- 
uals of the negro race during the exciting anti-slavery years. 

On August 24, 1858, he gave to the city of Lowell a sura 
of money, the interest of which should be used for silver 
medals, to be given to young ladies and young gentlemen 
of the graduating class of the Lowell High School. 


The following letter explains how the " Carney Medals "" 
originated : 

" Lowell, Aug. 24, 1858. 
" Hon. Elisha Huntington, 

" Mayor of the City of Lowell : 

" Dear Sir : — I am desirous of contributing some- 
what to the benefit of the public schools of Lowell, 
where my children have received their school educa- 
tion. I therefore send the enclosed check, that the 
annual interest thereof may be appropriated to the 
purchase of six silver medals, to be annually distributed 
to the six best scholars in the high school, forever, — 
three to the girl's department, and three to the boy's 

" As cities are usually borrowers of money, I suppose 
this sum can be made a perpetual item of this city's 
public debt ; the annual income then will always be as 
certain as the continued existence of the city itself. 

" Should the city accept this trust, I have only one 
suggestion to offer as to the distribution of the 
medals ; which I will make in the expression of the 
hope that in their distribution, a preference shall be 
given to excellence in a good English education, and 
that whatever may be the talents or acquirements of 
the competitors for these medals, no one shall ever 
receive a medal whose character and conduct do not 
entitle the recipient to a place in the front rank in de- 
portment ; so that these medals shall be held and 
prized not only as evidence of excellence in scholar- 
ship, but also of excellence in character. 

" Thus as each primary school scholar is looking 
forward to the attainment of qualifications which will 
give admission to the grammar school, and thence by 
further progress, to the high school's advantages and 


privileges, it may be an additional incentive to a 
healthy emulation in each to know that there is still an 
honorable distinction to look forward to there, open to 
all, and for the possession of which each may feel 
assured that it is measurably in the power of each com- 
petitor to command the one preliminary necessary 
element of success — excellence of character. 
" I remain, 

" Eespectfully and truly, 

" Your friend and servant, 

" James G. Carney." 

This gift, first of one hundred dollars, and the next year, 
July 16, 1859, an equal amount, was accepted by the city of 
Lowell, and the medals were first awarded in 1859. 

They were won by Master Frederick T. Greenhalge, later 
to become Governor of Massachusetts ; Master Thomas B. 
Shaw, and Misses Augusta Vickser, Susan C. Crosby, Eliza- 
beth G. Hanks and Jane E. Hosmer, and have been dis- 
tributed each year since then. 

The following is from the " Rules of the School Commit- 
tee " 

" Sec. 17. The ' Carney Medals ' shall be bestowed by the 
Board at the close of each school year, upon the three male 
members and the three female members of the graduating 
class who have most fully complied with the requirements 
of the donor, in accordance with the following rules : 

" 1. There shall be neither more nor less than six medals an- 
nually conferred. 

" 2. They shall be restricted to members of the graduating 
class, in either the three, four or five years' course ; but the 
awards shall be based on general excellence throughout the 
course, and no medal shall be given to any student who has 
not been a member of the school at least three years. 


" 3. Three shall be bestowed on that number of young 
ladies who excel in all that constitutes a good scholar, and 
three on young gentlemen, similarly. 

" 4. The elements of good scholarship to enter into the ac- 
count shall include deportment and rank in daily recitations. 

" The account shall be made up as follows : 

"«. Rank in scholarship shall be the average of all the 
studies in the course. 

" b. Rank in deportment shall be one hundred per cent., less 
three per cent, for each reduction made on a monthly report. 

" c. No reduction shall be made for necessary absence, but 
truancy shall disqualify any student. 

" d. The final rank shall be the average of the ranks in 
scholarship and deportment as found by a. and b. 

" <?. The headmaster shall annually report to the Secretary 
of the school committee, the names of the graduates who are 
entitled to the medals according to the provisions of these 

On Thursday, October 9, 1828, Mr. Carney was married by 
the Rev. John Pierpoint, D.D., pastor of llollis Street Church, 
Boston, Mass., to Miss Clarissa Willett. She was the daugh- 
ter of Joseph Willett, Esq., a merchant of Boston, and Je- 
mima Bullard-Willett, his wife, and was born February 3, 
1806, and died May 3, 1856. 

Her queenly presence, lovely Christian character, and de- 
votion to her husband and children are sacred and hallowed 
memories to those who knew her and were honored with her 
friendship. A friend writing from Edinburgh at the time 
of her death sent this message : 

" To Mary in particular say, that the most happiness she 
can wish for in this world is that she may live and die to be 
beloved and lamented like her blessed Mother." 

[Joseph Willett was born September 5, 1773, and died 















February 11, 1824. His parents were Andrew and Sibbei 
Hartshorn-Willett of Walpole, Mass. 

Andrew Willett marched to Lexington on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, and was a private in Capt. Seth Bullard's 
company from May 22, 1775, to August 1, 1775. The next 
year he was a lieutenant in Capt. Joshua Clapps' company, 
in Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regiment and saw service until 
June 9, 1779, when he resigned from the army. 

His wife's ancestry was that of the Hartshorn family 
traced to the Thomas Hartshorn, who was an original settler 
of Reading, Mass., and whose son Joseph participated in King 
Philip's War. 

Jemima Bullard, was born February 9, 1776, and died 
October 22, 1856. Her parents were Seth Bullard and Jo- 
hanna Lewis-Bullard, his wife. Of Seth Bullard, the Rev. 
Abner Morse wrote : 

" The Hon. Seth Bullard was a gentleman of sound judg- 
ment and sterling integrity ; he early entered the Army of 
the Revolution, rose to the rank of Major and was esteemed 
a valuable officer. He was subsequently much engaged in 
transacting the public business of Walpole, Mass., and repre- 
sented her twenty years, and Norfolk County, Mass., eight 
years in the General Court."] 

In 1844 Mr. Carney removed to his new home at No. 25 
Pawtucket Street, the spacious grounds sloping almost to 
the shores of the Merrimack River, and his long cherished 
hope of having a residence in the immediate vicinity of the 
spot which first charmed his vision was consummated. As 
he walked there with his little five year old daughter Mar}'- 
holding on to his forefinger, she said, " Father, is this mov- 
ing?" Here they dw T elt for a quarter of a century, his 
daughter Mary inheriting the house and grounds at his de- 


From the time of moving to the new house on Pawtucket 
Street until his last illness in 1869, he always walked to and 
from the bank four times daily, on the south side of Merri- 
mack Street, while on three evenings of each week he was to 
be found at the bank from six until nine o'clock. 

The distance from his home to the bank was almost one 
mile, and he took this exercise to overcome in some degree 
the effects of his sedentary life. 

James G. Carney never accepted any political office al- 
though he had received the intimation that he would be of- 
fered the position of Secretary of the Treasury, in President 
Lincoln's second term. He was one of those rare men, 
" without fear and without reproach ; " his integrity was 
above question. On his deathbed he said to his son, " You 
will find my accounts will balance to the cent," and not only 
was that so, but during all these years his books had been so 
perfectly, and accurately kept, that there was not even an 
erasure ! 

" The first obituary notice made in the Eecord Books of 
the Institution was that commemorative of Mr. Carney's de- 
cease, and the purest testimonial which can be recorded of any 
man by his fellow men was made therein, shortly after his de- 
mise, and consists of these words, " Not a figure to be 
changed nor a word to be erased," and another quotation, 
"In these times of what are called 'financial irregulari- 
ties,' the Record of forty years of service of one of them, 
James G. Carney, at the head of our oldest Savings Institu- 
tions, will show not a single dollar lost of the millions which 
have passed through his hands and not a figure reguiring to 
he changed in nineteen ledgers of nearly one thousand pages 

The following obituary appeared in the " Lowell Courier," 
Wednesday, February 10, 1869 : 


' Death of James G. Carney. 

" We are pained to announce the death of Mr. James G. 
Carney Esq., who died at his residence on Pawtucket Street 
at ten minutes past eight o'clock this morning of pneumonia. 
He was taken ill last Thursday evening while on the street 
with a member of his family, and was obliged to return 
home, being completely prostrated in two hours afterwards. 
He was in possession of his reason till the time of his death, 
and suffered no pain, except from the difficulty in breathing. 

In the death of Mr. Carney we have occasion to record 
the fact that another of our oldest residents has passed away. 
He was born in Boston in 1804, and would have been 65 
years of age next Sunday. He came to Lowell in 1828, and 
had therefore lived here 41 years. His purpose in coming to 
Lowell was to assume the Cashiership of the Low T ell Bank, 
the first banking institution organized in the City, and of 
which he was the first Cashier. He had previously held a 
position in a bank in Boston, and prior to that time acted as 
an agent for the well known merchant of Boston, William 
Gray, residing in Savannah, Georgia. He never engaged 
in politics, and devoted nearly his whole time to transaction 
of the business positions which he was chosen to fill. He 
was one of the originators of the Lowell Institution for 
Savings, and had been its Treasurer ever since its organi- 
zation. He succeeded the late Nathaniel Wright as President 
•of the Lowell Bank. He was one of the originators of the 
Lowell Cemetery Association and of the Lowell Dispensary. 
He was one of the leaders of the opposition to the Suffolk 
Bank in the controversy which led to the organization of the 
Bank of Mutual Kedemption, and "was President of the last 
named institution for several years. A great degree of 
interest was manifested by him in the Institution for the 
Detection of Counterfeiting. 

" Mr. Carney was methodical and precise in all his business 


transactions, and was possessed of a most un variable temper- 
ament. He was most abstemious in his mode of living and 
general habits, being seldom out of doors in the evening 
except on urgent business engagements. He was very fond 
of reading and never seemed to have a season of greater 
enjoyment than when by his fireside, perusing the w r orks of 
favorite authors. He leaves three children, two sons and 
one daughter, and by his death our community has lost one 
of its best citizens." 

The children of James G. and Clarissa Willett-Carney 

(a) Clara, b. July 13, 1829, d. November 6, 1831. 

(5) Horace Howe, b. November 2, 1830, d. December 10, 

(c) Charles Tebbetts, b. February 17, 1832, d. September 

23, 1862. 

(d) Alice, b. November 5, 1833, d. November 5, 1833. 
(<?) George James, b. June 13, 1835. 

(/) Sydney Howard, b. August 24, 1837. 

(g) Mary Howard, b. September 10, 1839. 
Careful search of the Trinity Church records of bap- 
tisms gives the following : " James, son of Daniel Carney, 
by Sarah Bell, his wife, March 23, 1801. Sponsor, Mr. 

** s & 





Charles Tebbets Carney. 

Charles Tebbets Carney, second son and third child of 
James G. and Clarissa Willett Carney, was born in Lowell, 
Mass., February 17, 1832, and Avas baptized by the Kev. Wm. 
Barry, April 15, 1832. 

He attended the primary, grammar, and high schools 
of that city. Following his graduation at the high school, 
he became a clerk in the firm of Carleton and Hovey, Apoth- 
ecaries, remaining there from 1819 to 1852. Following this 
practical work, he went to Amherst College, where he de- 
voted his attention to the study of chemistry, and had the 
honor of being the first graduate from the Scientific Depart- 
ment of Amherst College in 1854. In 1855 he opened the 
apothecary store on the corner of Kirk and Merrimack 
Streets. He removed to Boston in 1856. He published in 
1855, " Beports on Examination and Testing of Bank Note 
Paper." In 1856, " Report on Seropyan Patent Ink for Pre- 
vention of Counterfeiting." In 1857, another report, and in 
1858, " Report on Green Tint for Bank Notes." 

In 1862 he became identified with the drug business both 
in Lowell and Boston, but eventually opened a laboratory 
for experimental and analytical research. He died suddenly 
at Pine Bend, Minn., September 23, 1862. 

In the " Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical As- 
sociation " appears the following : 

" Our friend became a member of this Association in 1853, 
the first year of our meeting in Boston, and soon became 
active in its affairs. Several of his original papers appear in 
our published volumes of ' Proceedings,' of which none have 
attracted more attention than his report on ' Home Adul- 
terations,' read in 1859 and 1860. As Chairman of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee in 1859, he superintended the voluminous 


publication of that year. Not by his zeal and ability as a 
chemist and pharmacist merely, but by his excellence as an 
associate and friend are we lead to mourn the death of 
Charles T. Carney, one of the youngest, most gifted and best 
beloved of our members. 

" We are informed that he was usefully and honorably 
connected with the investigation of the qualities of the green 
oxide of chrome, as a tint for bank-note engraving, and by 
an original investigation, proved that this dye was not, as 
had been asserted, a complete safeguard against counterfeit- 

" This discovery was made at the instance of the Associa- 
tion of Banks of Boston for the suppression of counterfeit- 
ing, by whom Mr. Carney was employed as Chemical Ex- 

" An interesting letter exists from the Eussian Consul 
General of that period, acknowledging Mr. Carney's services 
in demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Russian Govern- 
ment that the ' Green Tint ' was not what it w r as claimed 
to be and alluding to a check of good size sent to Mr. Car- 
ney for these same services." 

Among other of his contributions may be mentioned : 

" Paraffin, Its Substitution for Wax in Cerates ; " " Citric 
Acid, Its Valuable Water of Crystallization and Contami- 
nation ; ' " Report on Specimens of Exibition ; " " Remarks 
on the Sale of Poisons ; " " New England Isinglass ; " and 
" Oil of Hemlock." 

The article in the New England Druggist, vol. IX, No. 8, 
Boston, August, 1897, concludes : " Here was an able chemist, 
a conscientious druggist, and a Christian gentleman, whose 
memory deserves an important place among memories of the 
pharmacists of New England, who have departed this life." 

He discovered in 1858 "that the ignited sesqui-oxide of 
chromium was susceptible of decomposition." 


He was a member of the Examination Committee at Har- 
vard College and wrote the report in 1861. 

He married April 30, 1857, Ellen, daughter of Benjamin, 
and Alice Lofthouse-Dean, who still survives him, residing 
in Lowell, Mass., where she has been actively engaged in 
the art schools of that city, as well as in the Middlesex 
Woman's Club. 



George James Carney. 

George James Carney, fifth child of James G. and Clar- 
issa Willett-Carney, was born in Lowell, Mass., June 13, 
1835, and was baptized by Kev. William Barry July 12, 1835. 
He received his education in the primary, grammar and 
high schools of Lowell, Mass. 

During a part of the Civil War he was major on General 
B. F. Butlers staff and later, when General Butler became 
governor, he was appointed lieutenant colonel on his staff. 

He married, at Scotch Plains, N. J., on October 9, 1866, 
Miss Lizzie McClean, daughter of Andrew B. and Ann 
Eliza Sellers-McClean. 

Mr. Andrew B. McClean was born in Philadelphia, Pa., 
February 11, 1797. His wife was born at Alexandria, Va., 
October 1, 1804. They were married April 22, 1822, at 
Alexandria, Va. They had several children. Their daugh- 
ter Lizzie was born at their extensive plantation, Bryonfield, 
James River, Va., on October 9, 1848. 

George James Carney upon the death of his father, 
James G. Carney, in 1869, became treasurer of the Lowell 
Institution for Savings, which position he has held for thirty- 
four years at this writing. He is a member of the Unitarian 
Society, Free Masons, Society of Colonial Wars, and other 
organizations. He is a man of wide reading and interested in 
all scientific matters. An expert in the ornithology of 
Massachusetts, having one of the choicest cabinets of birds 
collected by his sons and himself in the State. He is an ex- 
pert with the lathe, printing press, gun and fishing rod. 

His three sons have grown to manhood. 

(a) James Andrew, born November 3, 1867, baptized by 
Rev. Theodore Edson, D.D., October 20, 1868, a 



graduate of the Lowell High School in 1886 and 
later from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
in chemistry, in 1890. He has held several important 
positions with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
R. R. Co. and is now master mechanic of the Burling- 
ton division. He is a Free Mason and unmarried. 
He is now residing in "West Burlington, Iowa. 

(b) George Sydney, born August 9, 1869, baptized by Rev. 

Augustus Woodbury, of Providence, R. L, June 9, 
1872, like his elder brother attended the same schools 
in Lowell. He graduated from the high schools 
in 1888 and entered the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology in Boston. He did not graduate from 
this institution in consequence of his having a se- 
vere attack of typhoid fever. He was identified 
with the noted Textile School in Lowell ; also in 
superintending the building of mills in the south. 
He has frequently been consulted by those requiring 
the benefit of his great skill in his chosen profession. 
He is a Free Mason, unmarried, and at this time is 
residing at Philadelphia, Pa. Pie has made a study of 
ammunition for guns, and is very skillful in the use 
of gun and rifle. 

(c) Edward Bullard, born June 8, 1871, baptized by Rev. 

Augustus Woodbury, of Providence, R. I., June 9, 
1872. After graduating from the Lowell High School 
in 1889, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology and was graduated in 1893 as a mechanical 
engineer. He is now holding a position in the office 
of the city engineer of Lowell, Mass. He is a Free 
Mason ; indeed the three brothers hold high degrees in 
the fraternity. It seems worthy of record that these 
brothers as well as their father can personally build (as 
they have) anything from a steamboat to a fishing 


rod with brass finishings, perfecting each detail them- 
selves. For many years their steamer was a familiar 
sight on the Merrimack Kiver, the father and sons 
being licensed by the government as engineers. 



Sydney Howakd Carney. 

Sydney Howard, sixth child and fourth son, of James G. 
and Clarissa Willett-Carney, was born in Lowell, Mass., 
August 2i, 1837, and was baptized by Kev. Henry Adol- 
phus Miles, September 17, 1837. 

When but a small boy, his family moved to Pawtucket 
Street, near the Merrimack River. Here, in those days, the 
nets were cast for shad, and magnificent salmon could be 
had for the trouble of fishing, — salmon as large as a small 
boy, and nearly as powerful ! This was before the " new " 
canal was built and prior to the dams constructed at Law- 
rence and Haverhill. 

There were few neighbors and plenty of room for growing 
boys. At a very early age, he with his brothers and a few 
boys of his own age, spent all their leisure time in hunting 
and fishing. As they were on the former site of the peace- 
ful Pawtucket Indian tribe, they frequently found flint arrow 
heads and other stone implements used by members of that 
tribe. Portions of Indian skeletons were found when a ditch 
was dug in Pawtucket Street. 

He attended the primary school on School Street, then the 
" north grammar school," Mr. Graves, principal, and then 
the high school, Mr. C. C. Chase, principal. 

He wells remembers one punishment he received for some 
slight infraction of the " rules " while a pupil of the primary 
school, which was of such a novel nature that it seems worth 
recording to show the difference between then and now. 

The teacher lived in a house about two hundred feet from 
the schoolhouse. One day she w r alked into the schoolroom 
and without any preliminary remarks directed one of the 
" big " girls to go into the vestibule and get for her a large 


shawl. The teacher spread this shawl on the floor and then 
laid the subject of this sketch on it. Taking up the four 
corners she easily threw the bundle on her back and started 
for her boarding-house. Her gait was rapid and as enjoy- 
able as a ride on a camel's back. The bundle was not opened 
until the dark cellar w r as reached and then the culprit was 
released. The "teacher" remarked, when bolting the door 
as she was leaving, " You are going to stay here awhile ; there 
are RATS here ! " The prisoner fortunately was not terri- 
fied as he listened to the sound of her retreating footsteps 
and when he heard the front door shut w T ith a slam, pro- 
ceeded to hunt for rats. He found a small old hoe and a 
very large rat hole and set to work to unearth the rodent. 
He was able to dig a very large hole before the teacher's re- 
appearance. She was evidently alarmed when the prisoner 
did not respond to her frequent calls, " Where are you ? " 
After a hasty search the student was lifted from the hole 
and led by the hand back to school, his only regret to this 
day being that he did not get that rat for which he had 
worked so hard. 

He would like to speak at length of that grand teacher 
and gentleman, Mr. C. C. Chase, of the Lowell High School, 
but lack of space forbids. 

He entered Amherst College in 1854, in the class of 1858, 
where he remained until his junior year, when he left and 
commenced the study of medicine soon after at the " Tremont 
Medical School." This was a summer school conducted by 
professors of the Harvard Medical College. He entered the 
latter and in 1860 was appointed one of the " house pupils " 
at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his 
medical degree while there. 

In 1861 he was elected resident physician of the state 
alms-house at Bridge water, Mass., where he remained one 


His appointment to the latter institution was due to the 
following letter : 

" To the hoard of inspectors of state institutions : 

" Gentlemen — The subscribers having had due op- 
portunity of becoming acquainted with the personal 
and professional merits of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, 
would recommend him as well qualified to discharge 
the duties of physician to one of the state alms houses, 
for which he is an applicant. He is possessed of that 
professional skill, kindness and fidelity which are so 
desirable in an institution of the kind. 
"Boston, March 12, 1861. 

" Augustus A. Gould, Physician Mass. Gen'l. Hospital. 

" Henry I. Bowditch, do. 

"Calvin EUis, 

" Chas. E. Ware, do. 

" D. Humphrey Storer, 

" Eobert Ware. 

" J. B. S. Jackson, 

" Chas. E. Buckingham, 

"Jno. C. Dalton, 

" Francis Minot, Physician to Mass. Genl. Hospital. 

" Geo. C. Shattuck, 

"Benjamin L. Shaw, Kesident Physician Mass. Genl. 


" Henry J. Bigelow r , Surgeon Mass. Genl. Hospital. 

"S. Cabot. Jr., do. 

" George H. Gay, do. 

" J. Mason Warren, do. 

" John Homans, Consulting Physician Mass. Genl. Hos- 

On April 30, 1862, Dr. Carney opened an office at 15 
Decatur Street, where he and his wife, Hortense, daughter 


of Ebenezer Tilden, and Ruth He wes- Abbott, began house- 
keeping, having been married at noon of that day at North 
Reading, Mass., by the Rev. Mr. Heath. 

The Civil War was on and Dr. Carney and his wife expe- 
rienced many of the horrors of those terrible times. 

When the call from Washington for volunteer surgeons 
came one Sunday morning, Dr. Carney, in response to a re- 
quest from Surgeon General Dale of Massachusetts left for 
Washington the same afternoon with several other surgeons. 
He did not have the opportunity for any field work as both 
armies had soon become panic-stricken and had retired from 
the immediate field of battle in great disorder. He had, 
however, the privilege of visiting two of the Washington hos- 
pitals by request of the authorities and reporting on the condi- 
tion and needs of the Massachusetts soldiers under treatment. 
These reports are on file in the surgeon general's office at 
the State House in Boston, Mass. Dr. Carney returned to 
Boston but had not been at home many days when the late 
Dr. Henry G. Clark of Boston called one morning at about 
seven o'clock and showed him a personal request from 
Washington to leave at once, as a great battle would prob- 
ably be fought within a few days, and urged him to accom- 
pany him to the front. Drs. Clark and Carney left that 
morning at 8.30. These two doctors went as speedily as 
possible and reached General McClellan's headquarters in 
due time, where, with Medical Inspector Vollum, they had 
an opportunity of visiting the hospitals (barns) on that 
battle field (the battle of Antietam, named from a creek of 
that name which intersected the battle field), and rendering 
great assistance to the wounded. 

He practiced medicine in Boston until 1870. He was at 
one time one of the sanitary inspectors of Boston. He was 
also one of the physicians at the central office of the Bos- 
ton Dispensary. 


In 1867 he became surgeon general of the Travelers In- 
surance Company of Hartford, Conn, (with headquarters in 
Boston), and remained with it for three years, when in 1870 
he removed to New York City and became identified with 
the New York Life Insurance Company. He remained with 
this company until June 20, 1894. Since then he has been 
in the active practice of medicine with his son, Dr. Sydney 
II. Carney, Jr., in New York City. 

The following letter from President James G. Batterson 
is of interest : 

" Travelers Insurance Company, 

" Hartford, Conn., 25th March, 1870. 
" S. H. Carney, Esq., M. D., 

" My dear Doctor : — I owe } T ou many apologies for 
not replying at an earlier day to your favor of Janu- 
ary last — but the truth is I have not had a moment 
for the past two months which I could call my own. 
I take pleasure in acknowledging the arduous and 
valuable Services rendered this Company in the adjust- 
ment of losses, the discovery of frauds and villainies 
innumerable, including the army of malingerers who 
speedily received at your hands a prescription which 
stopped the leaks in our Treasury. 

" For your uniform courtesy and regard for the Offi- 
cers of the Company we have only to assure you of 
our good wishes in your new field of labor, hoping 
that your Services may be as fully appreciated by 
your superior Officers as they deserve. 

" Very Truly Yours, 

"J. G. Batteeson, Pres." 

From 1870, when he removed to New York City, to 
June 20, 1894, Dr. Carney was superintendent of the 
Agency Medical Department, and associate medical di- 


rector of the New York Life Insurance Company. He 
reorganized the entire medical department, examined the 
losses by death, and fraud, and also prepared maps of the 
United States, which showed by means of various tints 
the diseases endemic in the different sections of the United 
States. Upon the retirement of the late president of the 
company, William H. Beers, he received the following let- 
ter which, in some measure, shows the appreciation in which 
he was held during twenty-two years of unceasing toil and 
travel, in this and foreign sections of America : 

" New Life Insurance Company, 
" 346 and 348 Broadway, 
" New York, 10th February, 1892. 

"My dear Dr. Carney: — My connection with the 
Company as its President is about to close, and this 
appears to be a fitting occasion for me to express to 
you my sincere appreciation of the valuable and faith- 
ful services you have given the Company during a 
long term of years. In all the matters that have been 
committed to your care you have evinced rare and 
skillful judgment and unswerving loyality to the in- 
terests of the Company. 

" I cannot make this commendation too strong, for 
you have not been actuated by mere eye service, but 
in season and out of season, even to the discomfort 
of your family interests, and often, I think, neglect- 
ing that which belongs to every man personally ; in 
all things you have never tired or ceased in your 
efforts to accomplish successful results in the duties 
committed to your care. " Faithful in all things " 
can be justly inscribed upon all }'our work in the 
long, long years that are past, and this picture will 
be among the pleasant remembrances of my life in 


connection with kindly thoughts of the harmonious 
relations which have always existed between us, and 
which I trust will long continue. 

" With esteem and regard, I remain very sincerely 
your friend. 

" Wm. H. Beeks, Pres. 

"ToS. H.Carney, M. D." 

Dr. Carney has been a member of the Massachusetts Med- 
ical Society, the New York County Medical Society, Har- 
vard Medical Alumni Association, and was raised to Master 
Mason in Winslow Lewis Lodge, F. and A. M., of Boston. 
He is also a 32d degree Mason ; the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity in Amherst College ; the Society of Colonial 
Wars ; the Sons of the Revolution. 

On July 18, 1892, his wife died in the city of New York. 
Words can but inadequately portray her life which has be- 
come a hallowed memory. 

She was born in North Reading, Mass., on April 24, 1840. 
She attended the district school, later the Young Ladies 
Seminary at Lansingburg, N. Y., and the Normal Musical 
School, holding its session in North Reading, under the per- 
sonal care of the celebrated Lowell Mason and George F. 

She successfully completed the difficult course of study at 
the State Normal School in Salem, Mass., and was graduated 
on April 9, 1858. She had a singularly winsome dispo- 
sition and in the companionship of the little child, the Rev. 
Dr. Smith, composer of " My Country 'tis of Thee," found 
much enjoyment, while a frequent guest at her father's 

Her father, Ebenezer Tilden Abbott, was born March 14, 
1808, and died November 19, 1888. He was one of Nature's 
sturdy noblemen, and came in direct descent from the first 


George Abbott and Hanna Chandler, who settled in An- 
dover, Mass., in 1643. 

Her mother, Ruth Hewes, is a descendant of Joshua 
Hewes, and his wife Mary, who were married at Roxbury, 
Mass., October 8, 1634, and from whom a long line of men 
and women has sprung identified with the growth and de- 
velopment of this country. One of the family, Joseph 
Hewes, was a delegate to the Continental Congress and was 
a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

Mrs. Ruth Hewes Abbott continues to enjoy life at the 
age of eighty-eight years, and her children, grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren now unite in affectionate devotion 
to one who will always be remembered for her loving care 
of them. 

For twenty-two years, Mrs. Carney was a member of the 
Broadway Tabernacle Congregational Church, New York 
City, the Rev. William M. Taylor, D.D., pastor, and an in- 
terested member of, and contributing to, its various organi- 
zations for Home and Foreign Missionary work. 

Of a retiring disposition she enjoyed the personal friend- 
ships of her chosen circle of friends into whose hearts she 
grew and reigned there evermore. First, and ever first, was 
her absolute devotion to her husband and children. The 
beautiful home which she graced can never be forgotten by 
those privileged to be guests therein. She was interested in 
literature, both English and French, and, at spare moments 
painted in water colors many charming scenes. 

Dr. Sydney Howard and Hortense Abbott-Carney had 
four children. 

(a) Sydney Howard Carney, Jr., b. December 3, 1863. 

{b) Charles Abbott Carney, b. April 29, 1869, d. October 
18, 1869. 

(c) Philip Dean Carney, b. October 19, 1870, d. August 
10, 1871. 

(77) Hortense Abbott Carney, Jr., b. March 31, 1872. 



Sydney Howard Carney, Jr. 

Sydney Howard Carney, Jr., was born at 15 Decatur 
Street, Boston, December 3, 1863. He lived in Lowell from 
1869 to 1875 and attended the primary school on Paige Street 
presided over by that genius among school teachers, Miss 
Abby Foster, who must have been among the first women in 
America to introduce what is now called Kindergarten work, 
and who made the hours of relaxation for the children so 
happy that it was a pleasure to study. Later he attended 
the Green Grammar School, and, in New York, the old 13th 
Street Grammar School and later still Mr. William Rich- 
ard's private school. He Avas admitted to Amherst College, 
but deciding to study medicine did not enter. 

He studied at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 
New York, and at the medical school of Dartmouth College, 
Hanover, N. H., receiving his degree in medicine, November 
19, 1888, from the latter college. For a number of years he 
was one of the medical examiners for the New York Life 
Insurance Company in the city of New York and has since 
practiced his profession in that city. He has been a mem- 
ber of the New York County Medical Society ; the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity ; Kane Lodge, F. and A. M. ; 
recording secretary of the New York Historical Society ; 
historian and surgeon of the Society of Colonial Wars ; 
and is a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion : 

He has contributed to the Massachusetts and New York 
magazines, newspapers and the Encyclopedia Americana. 


Hortense Abbott Carney, Jr. 

Hortense Abbot Carney, Jr., was born in Lowell, JVlass., 
March 31, 1872. She attended Miss Brackett's and Mrs. 
Theodore Irving's schools in New York. Later she studied 
under Mr. Augustus St. Gaudens and the late Mr. J. Wells 

In March, 1892, one of her oil paintings submitted to the 
academy was accepted and hung at the spring exhibition in 
the Academy of Design, 23d Street and 4th Avenue. Her 
mother died the following summer and immediately the 
cares of housekeeping devolved on her young shoulders. 
Her mother's training, together with her own sterling char- 
acter, paved the way for the years of unceasing devotion to 
her father and brother, years well filled with anxious hours, 
but ever blessed with her loving, tender presence. She is 
a member of the Broadway Tabernacle Congregational 
Church, St. John's School Society and the Daughters of 
the Bevolution. 


Mary Howard Carney. 

Mary Howard, seventh child of James G. and Clarissa 
Willett-Carney, was born September 10, 1839, in Lowell, 
Mass., and was baptized by Rev. Henry Adolphus Miles, Sep- 
tember 29, 1839. 

She attended Miss Lucy Dana's Private School and the 
Lowell High School. It was said of her that she was a good 
student and exceptionally brilliant in Latin. 

She is a member of the Unitarian Society, The Middle- 
sex Woman's Club, "The Fortnightly," and kindred soci- 
eties and ever interested in assisting those in dire distress, 
whether in her native city, or in distant communities. She 
has shown that rare combination of practical "faith, hope 
and charity " which will always be treasured in the hearts 
of those who, knowing her sincerity, her high ideal of all 
that is noblest and best in life, her inability to stoop to the 
level of petty discord, will ever feel that her example is an 
incentive to rise to a higher plane of usefulness. 

One who heard her recite a composition many years ago 
when at the Lowell High School was very much impressed 
by these words " Ann Hutchinson was a pure, noble and 
high minded woman, and that is my ambition." He adds 
that her ambition has been gratified for she is all three. 

On October 28, 1868, she was united in marriage to Jacob 
Eogers, Esq., of Lowell. He was born in Exeter, N. H., in 
1829, and was the son of Colonel Jacob and Martha Cram- 
Rogers of Exeter, IS". H., being ninth in lineal descent from 
John Rogers who was burned at the stake. Mr. Rogers 
served in the Massachusetts Legislature and in many cor* 
porations ; among others may be mentioned the following, 
which have benefited by his business acumen and sagacity 
during a long period of years : 


Director, Lowell Gas Light Co., 30 years. 

Treasurer, do about 28 " 

President, do " 2 " 

Director and President, Kitson Machine Co., 15 years. 

President, Kailroad National Bank, 15 years and 

Director, do 25 " 

Trustee and Chairman Investment Committee, Mechanics 

Savings Bank in Lowell. 

Director, Tremont & Suffolk Mills, 

" Merrimack Manuf'g Co., 

" Boot Cotton Mills, 

" Mass. Cotton Mills, 

" Mass. Mills in Georgia, 

" Middlesex Co., 

" Appleton Co., 
President, Atlantic Cotton Mills, Lawrence. 
Director, National Hide and Leather Bank, Boston, until 
its consolidation with State National Bank, Boston, and now 
Director, in State National Bank, 

Traders & Mechanics Fire Ins. Co., 
Stony Brook Railroad Corp., 

" Lowell & Andover K. R., 
President, Lowell General Hospital, 
Trustee, Ayer Home for Young Women and Children, 
" Old Ladies Home, 

« Lowell Textile School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have three children : 

(a) Mary Carney Rogers, born February 21, 1870. 

(b) Alice Poor Rogers, born May 22, 1875. 

(c) John Jacob Rogers, born August 18, 1881. 



Mary Carney Rogers. 

(a) Mary Carney .Rogers was born February 21, 1870, in 
Lowell, Mass., and passing through the Lowell Gram- 
mar and High School would have complied with the 
strict requirements necessary to obtain one of her 
grandfather's silver medals, but serious illness pre- 
vented her receiving what, in justice to her other 
work, should have been hers. She was graduated, 
however, by the High School in 1887, and on Septem- 
ber 26, 1894, was married to Frank Emerson Dun- 
bar, Esq. He was born December 20, 1868, the son 
of John F. and Theresa McDonald-D unbar, of Pitts- 
field, Mass. Mr. Dunbar is a prominent attorney 
in Lowell having been admitted to the bar in 1892. 
He and his wife are members of the Unitarian 
Society and interested in local charities. Mr. Dun- 
bar, although a comparatively young man, has been 
selected to fill many positions of trust, where honor 
and rectitude are recognized. Among others it may 
be noted that he is President of the Appleton Com- 
pany, and a Director in the Union National Bank of 
Lowell, the Kitson Machine Co., the Newmarket 
Manufg. Co., of Newmarket, N. H., the Lowell Gas 
Light Co., and the Ayer Home for Young Women 
and Children, a Trustee and member of the Invest- 
ment Committee of the Lowell Five Cent Savings 
Bank, and a Trustee of the Lowell General Hopital, 
Trustee of the Lowell Textile School, and Treasurer 
and Clerk of the Stony Brook Railroad Corporation. 


Alice Poor Rogers. 

(b) Alice Poor Rogers, second child of Mary Howard Car- 
ney and Jacob Rogers, was born in Lowell, on May 
22, 1875, and was educated in the grammar and high 
schools of that city. She married, on April 27, 1898, 
Mr. Frederick A. Flather. He was born in Nashua, 
N. H., March 21, 1867, being the son of Joseph and 
Drusilla Drake-Flather, of that city, where he re- 
ceived his education. On his removing to Lowell, he 
became Assistant Superintendent of the Lowell Ma- 
chine Shop which position he held for a number of 
years, until called to Chicago, 111., where he is Gen- 
eral Superintendent of the McCormick "Works. He 
is a member of the Western Society of Engineers, 
New England Cotton Manufacturers Association, 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Ameri- 
can Foundry Men's Association, American Society 
for Testing Materials, and other organizations. Both 
Mr. and Mrs. Flather are members of the Congrega- 
tional denomination. 
Two sons have been born of this marriage. 

(a) Rogers Flather, born March 6, 1899. 

(J) Frederick Flather, born March 6, 1900. 

(c) Mr. Flather has a daughter, Drusilla, by his former 
marriage. The family resides in Chicago, 111. 


John Jacob Rogers. 

(c) John Jacob Rogers was born in Lowell, Mass., August 18, 
1881. He is the third child of Mary Howard Carney 
and Jacob Rogers. 

He passed through the Lowell schools with honors, 
being the only grandchild of James G. Carney to 
receive the much prized " Carney Medal," upon 
his graduation from the high school in 1899. 

While in the high school he was colonel of the high 
school regiment. 

He entered Harvard University in September, 1900, 
with honors. He is a member of the Yesper Boat 
Club, Harvard Union, Harvard Boat Club, and Pres- 
ident of the Pi Eta Society. 


Nathaniel Brown Carney. 

Nathaniel Brown Carney, seventh child of Daniel and Sarah 
Bell-Carney, was born at No. 9 1/2 Orange Street, Boston, 
Mass., July 6, 1805, baptized in Trinity Church on July 14, 
1805. His sponsors were Mr. Carney, James Kirkwood and 
Elizabeth Carney. He was educated in Boston and was in. 
business there from 1827 to 1837. He later engaged in busi- 
ness in New York as commission merchant. He was the in- 
ventor of the machine for covering the " hoop-skirt," so pop- 
ular forty or fifty years ago. With this invention he made a 
fortune for those days. 

He was married to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Morse, born 
April 11, 1805, daughter of Samuel and Sally Dix-Morse, 
at the residence of her brother, Samuel F. Morse, Kneeland 
Street, Boston, Mass., on September 14, 1841, by the Kev. Dr. 

For many years they resided on Bond Street, New York, 
and later in Brooklyn, where Mrs. Carney died, May 20, 
1876. Her husband survived her until December 16, 1887. 

Mrs. Carney was buried in the Morse Tomb at Mount 
Auburn, Cambridge, Mass., while her husband was buried 
in the family lot at Forest Hills, Mass. 



Sarah Bell Carney. 

Sarah Bell Carney, the eighth child of Daniel and Sarah 
Bell-Carney, was born in Boston, Mass., June 21, 1807 ; bap- 
tized in Trinity Church on July 5, 1807 (her sponsors were 
her parents and Susannah Averill), and died, unmarried, in 
Lowell, Mass., at the residence of her brother, James G. 
Carney, on August 20, 1868, where she had resided for many 
years. She was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church 
in Lowell. She was beloved by everybody who knew her, 
being always kind and considerate. Of singularly sweet and 
even temperament, she was a companion in the home where 
all loved her. The following bill gives a glimpse of this 
graceful and serene woman's life when a girl of twelve 
years : 

" Boston, September 30th, 1819. 
" Mr. Daniel Carney, 

" To Ann M. D. Turner, Dr. 

" To one quarter's tuition in dancing, of your daugh- 
ter Sarah, $7. 

" Kec'd Payt. 

" Ann M. D. Turner." 

Many of these old bills give us the only light as to the 
" finishing touches " of our kinsfolk in the last century. The 
gracefulness of age may be often traced to the early home 
environment with its lessons in dancing, deportment, music 
and embroidery. It is interesting to know that, in their 
day, they too were participating in those accomplishments. 


Osgood Carney. 

Osgood Carney, the ninth child of Daniel and Sarah Bell- 
Carney, was born in Boston, Mass., December 28, 1809 ; 
baptized January 14, 1810, in Trinity Church (his sponsors 
were his father, James Kirkwood and Elizabeth Carney), and 
died August 2, 1835, in Boston, Mass. He was engaged in 
the Russian trade and had been to Russia as supercargo of 
some vessel. Many souvenirs of his visits to Russia, then 
considered far away, have been preserved in the family, in- 
cluding examples of Russian handicraft in ivory and in 
metal. He seemed endowed by nature with all those gifts 
of mind and person which make the perfect man, hence the 
greater regret that at the early age of twenty-six years, his 
life was closed. 



Josiah Wheeler Carney. 

Josiah Wheeler Carney, the first child by the second mar- 
riage of Daniel and Mary Wheeler-Carney, was born in 
Boston, Mass., July 23, 1815 ; baptized on August 20, 1815, 
in Trinity Church. His sponsors were his parents and 
Joshua Vose. He attended the Franklin School on Com- 
mon Street and later the New Franklin School on Washing- 
ton Street, on the building committee of which was his 
father. Mr. J. Adams was the master. In his fourteenth 
year he moved to Sheepscott, Maine, and later to Worcester, 
Mass., where he worked with Mr. Albert Curtis in the man- 
ufacture of woolen machinery. In 1837 he went to Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, and remained there five years. Returning to 
Worcester, Mass., he was associated with Mr. Thomas E. 
Daniels in the manufacture of planing machinery, taking the 
iron work for five machines to Cincinnati via New Orleans. 
He then became the foreman for the Fitchburo- Railroad 
Company at Charlestown, Mass., which position he held for 
twenty years. He then went to Laona, N. Y., engaging in 
farming and in some work for the Dunkirk Engineering 
Company, finally moving to Dunkirk, K Y., in 1885. He 
has been a member of the Presbyterian Church there. 

He first married on November 16, 1837, Miss Betsy Lovell 

Vose, daughter of Joshua and Rhoda Vose of Boston, Mass., 

born November 5, 1814, died October 12, 1839. Issue by 

this marriage, one child, a daughter. 

(a) Mary Elizabeth, born April 29, 1839. Mary Elizabeth 

Carney was married on October 16, 1870, to Mr. 

George A. Davis, for many years engaged in the 

cabinet business. He died in 1902. 

He again married on December 25, 1843, Miss Sarah Hall, 


daughter of Isaac and Persis Sargent-Hall of Tewksbury, 
Mass., born December 4, 1813, died January 17, 1866; issue 
by this marriage, one child, a son. 
(b) Charles Josiah, born March 20, 1845. 

His third wife was Miss Sarah Elizabeth Yose, daughter 
of Benjamin and Lucinda Vose, of Knox, Maine, born No- 
vember 24, 1833, to whom he was married on February 19, 
1872. No issue. 


Charles J. Carney. 

(b) Charles J. Carney was born March 20, 1845. He was edu- 
cated in the Charlestown, Mass., public schools and in a 
private school in Boston, Mass., and subsequently entered 
the employment of the Boston and Maine Railroad Company. 
On October 22, 1862, he enlisted in the 5th Massachusetts 
Regiment, serving with that regiment in North Carolina, with 
General Burnside and General Foster. He was mustered 
out in July, 1863. In 1864 he re-enlisted with the "100 
day men," serving all of this period in Virginia. 

After the war Mr. Carney devoted all his energy to ma- 
chinist and engineering business. On February 9, 1869, he 
married Miss Fanny A. Sibley, born in Cuba, N. Y., Octo- 
ber 20, 1843 daughter of Mr. Russell Sibley (born in Sutton, 
Mass.) and Almira Newton, his wife (born in Batavia, N. Y.). 

Mr. and Mrs. Carney are members of the Methodist 
Church, in Dunkirk, N. Y. 

In 1872 Mr. Carney became identified with the Brooks 
Locomotive Works, and remained with them until 1891, 
when the American Locomotive Company was formed, when 
he became superintendent of machinery and in charge of 
the plant which employs 3,000 men and turns out two finished 
locomotives each day. 

Mr. Carney has also been a member of the Dunkirk En- 
gineering Company, manufacturing marine and stationary 
engines and boilers, logging locomotives and general machin- 
ery. Also chief engineer and later consulting engineer of 
the Dunkirk Water Works and Electric Light Department. 

He is a member of Irondequoit Lodge No. 301, F. and A. 
M. ; Dunkirk Chapter No. 91, R. and S. M.; Dunkirk Coun- 
cil No. 25, R. and S. M., and Past Commander of Dunkirk 


Commandery No. 40, Knight Templar ; and also a member 
of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ; Yice 
President of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce and Pres- 
ident of the Board of Water Commissioners of the City of 


Emeline Cakney. 

Emeline, second child, by second wife, of Daniel and 
Mary Wheeler-Carney, was born in Boston, January 25, 1817, 
and baptized, February 16, 1817, in Trinity Church. Her 
sponsors were her parents and Elizabeth Carney. She was 
educated at the well known Franklin School. In October, 
1841, she was married to Mr. Moses Eastman, son of Moses 
Eastman, of Bath, N. PL, by the Kev. Edwin Seabury, D.D., 
the guests on this occasion joining in singing " Boylston " — 

" Blest be the tie that binds 

Our hearts in Christian love, 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above." 

Later the guests indulged in dancing, and Daniel with fair 
Mary "Wheeler, his wife, gave the stately, old-fashioned 
dances, to show the younger generation the measured steps. 
Emeline, ever the life of the household, an inimitable mimic, 
was much sought after for private theatricals, and delighted 
her friends in " Mrs. Partington," " The Widow Nugent and 
the Will," and " The Hen was Never Taught to Swim." 

For many years she has resided with her brother Edwin 
Harvey Carney, and her sister Mrs. Ann Chase, at Sheep- 
scott, Maine. She knew her Aunt Betsy (Mark's daughter 
Elizabeth) most intimately, and from her, as well as from 
her own father (Daniel Carney, Sr.) heard descriptions of the 
early frontier life. " Susannah could talk French and it was 
hard work for her to learn the English language. Aunt 
Betsy said that among her mother's dresses were rich silks 
and brocades and that when her father had gone to war, the 
Canadians and Indians came to their log cabin, and Suzanne 
would converse with them in the French language and the 


Indians would be friendly in consequence. At one time a 
party of Indians came and after eating all that they had in 
the house, they rolled themselves in their blankets and 
laid down on the floor with their feet toward the fire and 
went to sleep, while Suzanne took her little ones up into the 
loft, for the night. In the morning the Indians arose early, 
went out into the woods and killed a deer and brought it 
back to the log house as a present." 

Thrilling times those, far from Montbeliard, in a wilder- 
ness, the husband away with his captain of colonial forces, 
and Indians sleeping at the fireside, while the plucky mother 
guarded her little flock ! Did eager eyes peer through those 
"four squares of sash glass " for father and husband ? One 
child, a daughter, was born of this marriage and named for 
the wife of James G. Carney, of Lowell, Mass. 


Clara Roselie Wilder Eastman. 

Clara Roselie Wilder, daughter of Eraeline Carney and 
Moses Eastman, Jr., was born in Worcester, Mass., on June 
19, 1849. On May 27, 1866, she married Mr. Charles Lud- 
wig Feltman, born in Montville, Maine, on June 15, 1848. 

Mr. and Mrs. Feltman reside in Baldwinsville, Mass., 
where Mr. Feltman has been engaged in business for a num- 
ber of years. He is a member of the Odd Fellows Frater- 
nity. Their children are : 

1. Annie Druscilla Feltman, born July 18, 1867, died October 
29, 1867. 

2. Charles Ludwig Feltman, Jr., born July 11, 1869, married 
on September 26, 1890, Miss Nella Gertrude Greenwood. 
He and his family are members of the Baptist Church in 
Bald win ville, Mass. Issue : 

(a) Harry G. Feltman, born June 1, 1891. 

(b) Eva G. Feltman, born June 8, 1892. 

(c) Permelia D. Feltman, born September 16, 1894. 

(d) Maud D. Feltman, born October 10, 1897. 

3. Clara Beatrice Feltman, born November 17, 1870, married 
in May, 1890, Mr. Charles H. Gay. Issue : 

(a) Stephen Henry Gay, born May, 1893, died November, 

4. Frederick W. Feltman, born November 17, 1872, married on 
February 14, 1897, Miss Delia Catherine Kelley. Issue : 

(a) Annie Rosella Feltman, born April 9, 1897. 

(b) Emma May Feltman, born July 3, 1899. 

5.Allura E. Feltman, born May 3, 1874, married in 1889, Mr. 
Chauncy L. Smith. Issue: 
(a) Irene Smith, born November 30, 1889. 


(J) Wallace Smith, born June 23, 1891. 

(c) John Smith, born June 27, 1892. 

(d) Clara Smith, born March, 1896, died August 2, 1896. 

(e) Ada G. Smith, born June 28, 1899. 

6. Edwin F. Feltman, born March 4, 1876. Unmarried. 

7. Harry G. Feltman, born August 13, 1884, died October 8, 



Anne Carney. 

Anne Carney, the third child by the second marriage of 
Daniel and Mary Wheeler-Carney, was born in Boston, 
Mass., May 17, 1818, and baptized on June 7, 1818, in Trinity 
Church. Her sponsors were her parents and Elizabeth Car- 
ney. She received her education with her brothers and sis- 
ters in the Boston schools. She married, on January 21, 
1843, Mr. Elbridge Chase, born April 3, 1811. He was a 
son of Captain Thomas Chase (captain of militia in "War of 
1812), born in New Castle, Maine, November 13, 1778, and 
Anna Woodbridge, his wife, born September 18, 1779. Mrs. 
Chase resides with her sister Mrs. Eastman and her brother 
Edwin H. Carney, at Sheepscott, Maine. 


Joseph Carney. 

Joseph Carney, the fourth child of Daniel and Mary 
Wheeler-Carney, was born in Boston, Mass., October 16, 
1819, baptized, November 14, 1819, in Trinity Church. His 
sponsors were his parents and Joshua Vose. He was edu- 
cated in the Boston and in the Maine schools. He became 
interested in the ship carpentering business, which he fol- 
lowed until his death, January 23, 1895. 

On July 4, 1854, he married Miss Charlotte Constable, 
born in Prince Edwards Island, May 13, 1837, daughter of 
William and Joanna Cumberland-Constable. 

Mr. Constable was born in England, while his wife was 
from Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Carney and their family were 
members of the Methodist denomination. 

They had the following children : 

1. George Edward, b. September 22, 1855, married Miss Laura 
E. Patterson, of Freeport, Maine. They had two children : 

(a) Edwin L. died in infancy. 

(h) Georgie Etta, born in February, 1889. 

2. Elroy Elbridge, born August 7, 1858, resides in East Boston, 

3. Eliza Jane, born May 1, 1861, married in 1886 her cousin, 
Stephen K. Cole, Jr. They had one child, Charles J., who 
died in infancy. 

4. Evalena, born May 29, 1863, d. June 2, 1863. 

5. Osgood Weitzel, born October 28, 1864, married on Novem- 
ber 30, 1893, Miss Christina A. Kobertson, b. March 1, 1863, 
daughter of Margery McLean and Duncan Robertson of 
Prince Edwards Island. 

Mr. Carney is engaged in the general transportation busi- 


ness. He is Past Sachem of the Improved Order of Ked 
Men. He and his family are members of the Baptist de- 
nomination. They have one child : 
Mildred, born May 7, 1895. 

6. Eldorous Abbott, b. June 17, 1868, married May 30, 1891, 
Miss Florence Gertrude Morse, b. February 22, 1872, daugh- 
ter of John and Emma Morse of East Boston, Mass., died 
October 31, 1898. They had two children : 

(a) Florence, b. February 1, 1893, died March 20, 1893. 

(b) Edwin Addison, b. December 26, 1896, d. April 6, 1898. 

Mr. Carney lives in California. 

7. Clinton V., born September 30, 1873, d. February 22, 1900. 
He followed in his father's business of ship carpenter. 

8. Mary Wheeler, b. September 26, 1877, married November 23, 
1902, Mr. George Waterman Kendrick, b. November 29, 
1878, in Chatham, Mass., son of Captain James Albert and 
Phoebe E. Small-Kendrick. 

Mr. Kendrick is a member of the Universalist denomina- 
tion and resides in East Boston, Mass. 


Samuel Parker Carney. 

Samuel Parker Carney, the fifth child by the second mar- 
riage of Daniel Carney and Mary Wheeler, his wife, was 
born in Boston, Mass., November 18, 1821, baptized in Trin- 
ity Church on December 9, 1821 (his sponsors were his 
parents and Joshua Vose), died September 29, 1859, and 
is buried in the Carney lot at Forest Hills, Mass. Mr. 
Carney was well known in his business occupation of ship 
carpenter. He married Miss Mary Adeline Smith. For a 
time Mr. and Mrs. Carney resided in New York, where 
their first child was born. Their children were : 

1. John, b. in New York, d. in infancy. 

2. Mary Ann, b. 1847, d. 1865. 

3. Evaline Vose, b. July 10, 1850, married on February 10, 
1866, Mr. Leonard O. Tewksbury, b. July 6, 1839, died De- 
cember 26, 1881. He was a son of Gerry and Martha A. 
Burrill-Tewksbury, of Winthrop, Mass. Mr. Tewksbury was 
engaged in the transportation business. He was a member 
of the Baptist Church. Their children were : 

(a) Martha A., b. February 16, 1868, married August 18, 
1894, Mr. Herbert Mews. No children. 

(J) Harriet L., b. December 20, 1870, married July 15, 
1893, Mr David Ainsworth. Issue: Ethel H., b. 
1894 ; Bertha, b. 1899 ; Addie, May, b. 1902. 

(c) Edwin G., b. October 7, 1873, married May 10, 1898, 

Miss Eva Debbins. Issue: "William D., b. 1899, d. in 
infancy ; Edith V., b. 1902. 

(d) Emma L., b. October 4, 1876, married May 9, 1893, 

Mr. Alexander Knox, Jr. Issue : Eva A., b. 1894 : 
Elizabeth, b. 1897. 

(e) Frederick O., b. January 4, 1880, unmarried. He re- 

sides with his mother, in Medford, Mass. 


Daniel W. Carney. 

4. Daniel W., the fourth child of Samuel Parker and Mary A. 
Smith-Carney, was born December 5, 1850. He resides in 
North Andover, Mass., where he is the agent for the Stand- 
ard Oil Company of New York. He has been a member of 
the Old Volunteer Fire Department of Boston, Mass., and a 
member of the Massachusetts State Militia. He is promi- 
nently associated in the work of the Congregational denomi- 
nation. When residing in Buffalo he organized the Mission 
Sunday School on the east side of that city, commencing 
with twenty German boys and girls. From this he has de- 
veloped a beautiful church and cbapel. In Charlestown, 
Mass., he and his family attended the Green Street Congre- 
gational Church, he being Superintendent of its Mission 
Sunday School. In North Andover, Mass., he has been a 
Deacon, Clerk of the Church, Secretary of the Church Com- 
mittee, member of the Parish Committee in charge of the 
parish property, music and pastoral calls, as well as Superin- 
tendent of the Sunday School of the Congregational Church. 
In 1871 he was married in Charlestow r n, Mass., by Rev. Ad- 
dison Parker, of the Bunker Hill Baptist Church, to Miss. 
Adelaide A. Tarbox, born August 25, 1851, daughter of 
Ephraim and Clarrissa Tarbox. In January, 1896, Mr. and 
Mrs. Carney celebrated their silver wedding at their home in 
North Andover. Mr. Carney takes an active interest in all 
that tends to elevate the religious, social and political life of 
the town. He has been a member of the Water Board, the 
Improvement Society, and the Society of Pilgrim Fathers. 
Mr. and Mrs. Carney have had seven children : 

(a) William Addison, born January 4, 1874, died Au- 
gust 19, 1874. 


(5) Addie May, born June 2, 1875, married on October 1, 
1901, Mr. Thomas W. Wallwork. They have one 
child, a son, born August 14, 1902. 

(c) Washington Irving, born May 1, 1877. 

(d) Sidney Chester, born December 6, 1878. 

(e) Walter Leon, born August 24, 1880. 
(/) Clifton Parker, born March 27, 1886. 
(g) Gardner Leslie, born May 21, 1894. 

5. Edwin Alphonzo Carney, fifth child of Samuel Parker and 
Mary Adeline Smith-Carney, was born in 1852 and resides 
in Cambridge, Mass., where he is a merchant. He is Treas- 
urer of the Wood Memorial Congregational Church. On 
November 13, 1879, he was married to Miss Nellie L. Wyman 
of East Boston, Mass. They have had four children : 

(a) Alice May, b. March 29, 1881, d. August 1, 1881. 

(b) Gertrude Mildred, b. November 14, 1882, d. December 

14, 1899. 

(c) Ethel Louise, b. June 18, 1890. 

(d) Mabel Jenette, b. October 14, 1893. 

6. Samuel Parker, Jr., sixth child of Samuel Parker and Mary 
A. Smith-Carney, was born in Eichmond, Maine, July 11, 
1856, died in Winthrop, Mass., March 10, 1882. He was 
married on January 17, 1879, at Winthrop, Mass., to Miss 
Florence Eva Burt, born March 4, 1858, died October 14, 
1887, daughter of John and Jance Constable-Burt. They 
had one child : 

(a) Florence Evelyn Carney, born December 2, 1881. 
She was married on September 10, 1901, to Mr. Her- 
bert Alonzo Taylor, born June 20, 1879, son of At- 
well Alonzo and Abbie Severance-Taylor, of Win- 
chester, N. H., where they reside. 

7. Ida Estelle, the seventh child of Samuel Parker, and Mary 
Adeline Smith-Carney, died in infancy. 



Henry Carney. 

Henry Carney, the sixth child of Daniel and Mary Wheeler- 
Carney, was born January 12, 1823, baptized in Trinity 
Church on February 2, 1S23 (his sponsors were his parents 
and Joshua Yose), and died January 25, 1900. He married 
in 1846, Miss Almira Bent, born November 12, 1828, died 
March 4, 1901, daughter of John and Crosby Bent. 

In a Boston newspaper of the period appears the following : 

" East Boston, December 26, 1846. Marriage of a Volunteer. 
" Sunday afternoon, at East Boston, Henry Carney, one 
of Captain Webster's Company, was married to Miss Almira 
Bent. Lieut. Kelley, officer of the day, allowed an escort 
of thirteen men in uniform, with side arms, under a Sergeant, 
to accompany the Groom from Headquarters in Pitts Street, 
to East Boston, to witness the wedding. A furlough of 
forty-eight hours was also allowed the bridegroom." 

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Whitman 
of the Methodist Church. The honeymoon was brief but 
the Mexican War was sufficient cause for patriotism on the 
part of the } T oung soldier, who served through the war 
under Daniel Webster's son, Captain Webster, and, at its 
conclusion, was honorably discharged, and was one of the 
very few pensioners of that war. 

For fifteen years he was associated with the Copper Works 
at Point Shirley and for thirty-three years with the Ferry 
Company. In 1896 Mr. and Mrs. Carney celebrated their 
golden wedding. The gifts then received " emphasized more 
than words the deep, sincere love and respect existing for 
the worthy couple." The Ferry employees presented a 
plate of gold, while the Rev. Dr. L. P. Staples presented 
another on behalf of the church. 


Mr. and Mrs. Carney had eight children : 

(a) Mary E., born and died on October 28, 1847. 

(b) Henry B.,.born October 27, 1848, died August 11, 1872. 
(g) Alice I., born April 19, 1851, died May 31, 1856. 

(d) Frederick A., born May 25, 1853. 

(e) Daniel L., born April 12, 1855, died October 24, 1872. 
(/) Liddie I., born November 14, 1859, died April 22, 1865. 
(g) Kosa L., born February 2, 1862. 

(h) Cora M., born June 8, 1864. 

(d) Frederick A., the fourth child of Henry and Almira 
Bent-Carney, resides in East Boston, and is engaged 
in the packing business. From 1870 to 1873 he 
served in the Massachusetts State Militia and with 
his family is identified with the Methodist Church. 
He has been twice married. His first wife was Miss 
Clara L. Harding, of Unity, Maine, daughter of 
Yirgil and Siloam Webster Harding. They had 
three children : 

Henry F. Carney, born June, 1879. 

Webster H. Carney, born May, 1891. 

Siloam Carney, born August, 1893, died 1894. 

Frederick A. Carney married in 1897 his second wife, 
Miss Isabella Hamilton Nann, daughter of Alexander 
and Isabella Nann of St. John, New Brunswick. 

(g) Kosa L. Carney, seventh child of Henry and Almira 
Bent-Carney, married on April 27, 1887, Mr. James 
Jackson, who is engaged in the manufacture of 
mantels and cabinet work. Their children are : 

(a) James Jackson, Jr., born February 28, 1888. 

(b) Henry Carney Jackson, born December 21, 1890. 

(c) Frederick Mains Jackson, born July 29, 1893. 

(d) Bessie Almira Jackson, born October 30, 1896. 

(e) John Franklin Jackson, born June 18, 1900. 


(h) Cora M. Carney, eighth child of Henry and Almira 
Bent-Carney, married on November 3, 1886, Mr. 
William A. Mains, who has been for thirteen years 
foreman of the Framingham, Mass., water board. 
They have had four children : 

(a) William A. Mains, Jr., born November 24. 1887, d. 
July 21, 1888. 

(h) Elita R. Mains, born June 2, 1889. 

(c) George L. Mains, born October 14, 1891. 

(d) Walter G. Mains, born March 19, 1901. 


Franklin La Fayette Carney. 

Franklin La Fayette Carney, the seventh child of Daniel 
and Mary Wheeler-Carney, born in Boston, Mass., on Au- 
gust 19, 1824, and baptized on September 4, 1824, in Trinity 
Church (his sponsors were his parents and Joshua Yose), was a 
little baby when General La Fayette was the guest of that city. 
As the procession in the General's honor passed the resi- 
dence of Daniel Carney, the carriage paused there; General 
La Fayette bowed to Mine. Carney, who was the daughter 
of Capt. Josiah Wheeler as before mentioned, and " Uncle 
Kirk wood," the brother-in-law of Daniel Carney, held the 
little baby in his arms, saying aloud, " His name shall be 
La Fayette." The General smiled and bowed his acknowl- 
edgment and the carriage then resumed its progress. 

The early years of his boyhood were passed in Boston. 
He has given the following too brief outline of his active 
and most successful life : 

" Going to Maine when six years of age, I had to put up 
with the three months' public school per annum, on Garrison 
Hill [This refers to the hill where the early settlers of 
Sheepscott retired to the Garrison when attacked by the 
Indians. Ed.] with an occasional private school and what I 
learned when quite young in the printing offices of the 
"Lincoln Patriot" and "Wiscasset Weekly." This com- 
pleted my meagre education in school. Then, until 1842, I 
was a clerk in Boston, and also in the Post Office, and 
whatever I could find for my hands to do, to help Father 
in his old age. In 1847, I commenced for myself, taking 
the Post Office, [A position he held for thirty-four years. 
Ed.] , the position of toll-gatherer on the Sheepscott Bridge, 
and adding Insurance Agent, Justice of the Peace and opening 
a general country store ; adding to these for three years 



the duties of Selectman and Overseer of the Poor. For 
twenty-five years a Director in the First National Bank of 
Wiscasset and other similar institutions, including the 
Mariners Bank of Wiscasset which was organized by Ex- 
Gov. S. E. Smith and me. In 1862, elected a member of 
the House of Representatives from our District, Newcastle, 
Alna and Dresden; James G. Blaine was the Speaker. In 
1874, elected Senator for Lincoln County and for several 
years a Trustee of the State Reform School. Other appoint- 
ments were made and offered, but too busy in my business 
to accept them. In 1860 I commenced building vessels, 
building and owning in part the following : the three 
masted Schooner "George W. Jewett;" three masted 
Schooner " Annie P. Chase ; " three masted Schooner " Isaac 
Osheton ; " Barks " F. L. Carney," " Pleiades," " Isaac Rich," 
" Elwood Cooper " and " R. Murray Jr. ; " the double decked 
brig " B. Inginae," and owned an interest in the Schooners " S. 
N. Pool " and " Charter Oak." At this time began running 
the Lincoln Mills, buying wood lots and farms and owning 
shipping in all of the above. "Was always able to pay one 
hundred cents on the dollar and got out of shipping in time 
to save, I trust, with care, enough to last the little time I 
shall need money. Being a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church I have taken a leading part in its affairs 
as Trustee of the Seminary for the Eastern part of the State 
and also in building our Church at Sheepscott. For the 
Rockland District Camp-Meeting Association, I furnished 
the funds. This association was incorporated by the Legis- 
lature to hold real and personal estate for the purpose of 
religious and educational meetings. [Mr. Carney is spoken 
of as the " Father " of the Undenominational Sunday School 
Association for three counties, which some three thousand 
persons attend annually. Ed.] On October 16, 1856, 1 mar- 
ried Miss Cecelia A. Mahoney, daughter of Captain James 


Mahoney, of Northport, Maine. She was educated in the local 
public schools and in the Belfast High School, and adopted 
by her Uncle and Aunt, Dennis and Sarah R. Shattuck- 
Mahoney, inheriting all of their large property. 
Of this marriage there were three children. 

Franklin Irving Carney, born September 30, 1858. 

Iva Ardell Carney, born July 31, 1861. 

Clarence Edgar Carney, born August 16, 1868. 

Mr. Carney is vice president of the Lincoln County His- 
torical Society and a member of the Society of Colonial 


Franklin Irving Carney. 

Franklin Irving Carney, the eldest son of Franklin La 
Fayette and Cecelia M. Carney, was born September 30, 
1858. He enjoyed the benefit of the fine local schools, sub- 
sequently attending Lincoln Academy and thence to the 
Portland Business College. He has been elected County 
Commissioner for a term of six years for Lincoln County ; 
has been Tax Collector for Newcastle ; Selectman, and Di- 
rector in various institutions where his integrity and energy 
are appreciated. Always interested in farming he has many 
acres of land under cultivation, with cattle, sheep, etc. 

On April 30, 1883, he first married Miss Jennie M. Mosher, 
who bore him three children, and died February 5, 1896. 
The children by this marriage are : 

(a) Richard I., b. November 21, 1884. 

(b) Marion, b. August 1, 1887. 

(o) Doris L., b. September 7, 1888. 

Richard, having been graduated by Lincoln Academy in 
June, 1903, is now a student of Maine University. His 
charming sisters are interested in music and have other ac- 

Franklin I. Carney married his second wife, Miss Flora I. 
Sprague (born March 12, 1870), on November 2, 1898. 

Three children have been born : 

(d) Gladys Emma, b. November 11, 1900. 

(e) Ruth Marguerite, b. September 5, 1902. 
if) Alice G., b. September 15, 1903. 


Iva Ardell Carney. 

Iva Ardell Carney, second child of Franklin L. and Cecelia 
M. Carney, was born July 31, 1861. She received her edu- 
cation at Readtield Seminary, Maine, and also at the Boston 
Musical University. 

She married on September 16, 1884, Mr. Arthur Lincoln 
Doe, born in Vassalboro, Maine, March 1, 1861. He was the 
son of Levi B. and Hannah P. Doe. He attended the Coburn 
Classical Institute at Waterville, Maine, and was graduated 
by Colby University, Waterville, Maine, in 1884. He has 
since been interested in educational work, having been for 
three years master of the Consolidated Grammar School at 
"Woonsocket, R. I. ; master for three years of the Maplewood 
Grammar School, Maiden, Mass., and for four years held 
the same position at the Center Grammar School in the same 
city; for seven years master of the Hodgkins Grammar 
School, Somerville, Mass. Thev have had two children : 

7 7 %/ 

(a) Cecelia Iva, b. July 7, 1885. 

(b) Arthur Franklin, b. January 27, 1888. 


Clarence Edgar Carney. 

3. Clarence Edgar Carney, third child of Franklin L. and 
Cecelia M. Carney, was born August 16, 1868. He received 
the same educational advantages as his brother Franklin. 
He is now Justice of the Peace in Maiden, Mass., and also 
Assistant City Assessor for three years. He is interested 
in real estate and insurance business. He married Miss 
Britemarte Hopkins on September 27, 1892. They have 
one child : 
(a) Mildred I., b. March 29, 1895. 


Eliza Wheeler Carney. 

Eliza Wheeler Carney, eighth child, by second marriage, 
of Daniel and Mary Wheeler-Carney, was born in Boston, 
Mass., December 27, 1826, baptized on January 21, 1827, in 
Trinity Church (her sponsors were her parents and Eliza 
Kirkwood), and died January 28, 1861. She married May 4, 
1859, Mr. Parker C. Harley. They had one child, born the 
day before her death, 

(a) Edwin W., b. January 27, 1861, died July 28, 1861. 


Henrietta Carney. 

Henrietta Carney, the ninth child of Daniel and Mary 
Wheeler-Carney, was born in Boston, Mass., June 7, 1828, 
baptized on June 24, 1828, in Trinity Church. Her sponsors 
were her parents and Rhoda Vose. She married on Janu- 
ary 15, 1853, Mr. Stephen Robins Cole, born June 10, 1821, 
died May 24, 1901, in Brookline,Vt. Mrs. Cole resides with her 
daughter, Mrs. A. B. Holloway, in New Bedford, Mass. The 
children of Stephen Robins Cole and Henrietta Carney were : 

1. "William A., born in Neponset, Mass., December 27, 1853. 
Unmarried. Occupation, manufacturer of musical instru- 
ments in Boston, Mass. 

2. Frank Eugene, born in Worcester, Mass., April 17, 1855. 
Occupation, manufacturer of musical instruments. He first 
married Miss Ada M. Anderson, May 23, 1877. She died 
June 3, 1886. 

Children of Frank Eugene and Ada M. Anderson Cole : 

(a) Percy Mortimer, born in East Boston, Mass., Decem- 

ber 10, 1878. 

(b) Harold Garfield, born in East Boston, Mass., Febru- 

ary 23, 1881. 

(c) Ray Leon, born in East Boston, Mass., September 27, 


He married for his second wife Miss Arlina Duer, on De- 
cember 31, 1888. No issue. 

3. Minnie C. E. Cole, born in East Boston, Mass., February 1, 
1857, died March 14, 1865. 

4. Stephen Robins Cole, Jr., born in Charlestown, Mass., De- 
cember 17, 1859. Occupation, engineer. 

5. Howard Ellsworth, born in Somerville, Mass., March 4, 



1864. Occupation, box sawyer. Married Miss Minnie E. 
Grant, May 5, 1882. 
Children of Howard E. and Minnie E. Grant-Cole : 

(a) Grace Irene, born in Cambridge, Mass., August 28, 


(b) Gertrude Lubell, born in Cambridge, Mass., May 19, 

(<?) Kuth Edrie, born in Somerville, March 9, 1899, died Au- 
gust 25, 1899. 

(d) Elsie Sybil, born in Cambridge, Mass., July 25, 1890. 

(e) Edna Adaline, born in Dunkirk, N. Y., January 14, 


6. Marion L. Cole, born in Charlestown, Mass., June 28, 1870, 
married Mr. Arod Beales Hollo way, June 1, 1889. They 
have had one child : 
(a) Etta Marion, born in New Bedford, Mass., June 13, 


Addison Cakney. 

Addison Carney, the tenth child of Daniel and Mary 
Wheeler-Carney, was born in Sheepscott, Maine, Decem- 
ber 24, 1830. An outline of his life would be to tell of kind 
and useful deeds among his townsmen, who have recognized 
his worth. He was selectman from 1883 to 1895, and also 
postmaster. He is actively interested in the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, and a stanch supporter of temperance, 
both in theory and practice ; ever ready to respond to those 
in sickness or distress, by night or by day. He lives loved 
and respected by all who know him. He married on May 20, 
1855, Miss Helen A. Brown, of Alna, Maine. They have 
had one son, Norman H., born August 10, 1858, married 
October 30, 1889, Miss Elizabeth Marsh. 

Two children have been born of this marriage : 

(a) Luther, born July 27, 1890. 

(b) Roswell, born January 6, 1892. 


Edwin Harvey Carney. 

Edwin Harvey Carney, the eleventh child of Daniel, 
Sr., and Mary Wheeler-Carney, was born in Sheepscott, 
Maine, March 12, 1833. He now resides in the Carney 
house at Sheepscott, where one finds reminders of the past 
in tall mahogany clocks and tables, belonging to his father. 
Until his eighteenth year he attended public schools and 
then for ten or twelve years was associated with his brother 
Franklin in business. 

Later he erected and managed a cotton factory in Ben- 
nington, Vt., going from there to Portland, Maine, where he 
was in the wholesale grocery business. He has held many 
offices of trust. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in Sheepscott and a member of D. 9 W. P. of State 
Lodge of Sons of Temperance. He married, April 2, 1863, 
Miss Jennie R. Yeaton, born February 12, 1844, of Alna, 
Maine. Three little girls were left to him when the crush- 
ing blow of her death came May 15, 1868. They lived to 
maturity, married, and two of the daughters died within a 
few davs of each other in 1885. In all this fiery furnace of 
afliiction, the calm dignity of his Christian character has 
sustained him. 

His children were : 

(a) Lubelle B., b. December 28, 1864, d. April 15, 1885. 

(h) Mabel J., b. April 6, 1866, d. April 20, 1885. 

(c) Maud I., b. April 13, 1868. 

Maud I., the youngest daughter of Edwin Harvey and 
Jennie R. Yeaton, married Albert E. West of Alna, Maine. 
They have two daughters. 



John Vose Carney. 

John Vose Carney, twelfth child of Daniel, Sr., and Mary 
Wheeler-Carney was born in Sheepscott Maine, November 6, 
1835. He resides in Bennington, Vermont, where he has 
been Judge of Probate, district of Bennington, since 1892, 
having been elected six times to this position. In 1876 he 
was elected Assistant Judge of the County Court, which 
position he held for several years, and in 1884 he was 
elected State Senator. He has held nearly all the positions 
on town and village boards, and has also been a member 
of the County and State Boards of Equalization of State 
and County Taxes. 

As a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church he served 
as president during several sessions of the Lay-Electoral 
Conference, and has, for over twenty years, been superintend- 
ent of the Sunday School. 

Judge Carnev was President of the Citizens Committee of 
fifty in 1891, at the time of the dedication of the Ben- 
nington Battle Monument and the one hundredth anniversary 
of the admission of Vermont as a state. About forty thou- 
sand visitors were perfectly cared for, under the supervision 
of the Committee under Judge Carney, and the event has 
been described in a book, " The Vermont Centennial." 

At the close of President Harrison's oration, Jud^e 
Carney presented him with a souvenir medal, of solid gold, 
with these remarks : 

"Mr. President, allow me, Sir, as the representative of 
your many friends in Bennington, who recognize in you the 
brave and patriotic soldier, the honest and eminent states- 
man, and the true Christian gentleman, to present to you 
this souvenir as a token of the respect in which you are held 


by the people of our historic town, trusting that, in future 
years, it may recall to your mind pleasant memories of 
this Centennial occasion. May the Great Ruler, who holds 
the destiny of Peoples and Nations in his hands, grant you 
many happy years of usefulness, in both Public and Pri- 
vate life." 

On March 23,1854, he was married to Miss Susan Abbott 
of Worcester, Mass. They have had one child : 
Allura, born June 12, 1855. 

She was married in March, 1879 to Mr. C. N". Hodgkins 
and died the day her baby daughter, Laura M., was born, 
March 17, 1881. 

Margaket Carney. 

Margaret, the fifth child of Mark and Suzanne Goux-Car- 
ney, was born in Pownalboro, Maine, December 2, 1766, and 
died September 24, 1860. Among the Pownalboro " Inten- 
tions of Marriage," date of November 26, 1789, appears that 
of " Peggy Carney of Pownalboro and Abner Marson, Jr., of 
Pittstown." They were married in Dresden, Maine, on 
January 15, 1790. Abner Marson, Jr., was the son of Ab- 
ner Marson of Pittstown, and was born January 14, 1765. 

He was drowned in the Kennebeck Eiver, September 3, 
1821. There were ten children by this marriage. 

1. Lucinda, born in Boston, Mass., January 9, 1791, died May 
15, 1791. 

2. Eliza, born in Pittstown, Maine, August 10, 1792. 

3. Nancy, born July 23, 1794, died June, 1867. 

4. James Carney, born December 31, 1797. 

5. Lucinda 2d., born April 11, 1802, died January 3, 1874. 

6. William, born July 30, 1804, died August 15, 1815. 

7. Daniel, born September 27, 1806, died August 13, 1809. 

8. Alfred, born October 2, 1808. He lived in Illinois, married, 
and had one son, 

(a) James Harvey Marson. 

9. Elvira, born July 28, 1811, died November 3, 1827. 

10. Harvey, born May 2, 1814, died September 1, 1837. The 
descendants of these ten children follow according to seniority. 

2. Eliza, the second child of Margaret Carney and Abner Mar- 
son, Jr., was married in 1812 to Mr. Daniel C. Butland. 
Their children were : 



(a) Susannah C. Butland, born September 20, 1813, and 

married on November 1, 1840, Mr. James S. Hudson. 
They had eight children, three sons and five daugh- 
ters. Mr. Hudson died November 15, 1891, leaving 
twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grand- 

(b) Daniel C. Butland, Jr., born August 15, 1815. 

(c) James Marson Butland, born November 18, 1817. 

(d) Eliza A. Butland, born November 28, 1819, died June 

1, 1889, married October 2, 1846, Mr. John B. 
Stevens. Issue : (1) Fannie Stevens, born September 
6, 1855, married January 3, 1874, Mr. Nathaniel 
Dodge. They have nine children. (2) Clara V. 
Stevens, born June 23, 1858, married April 20, 1878, 
Mr. George M. Beedy. They reside in California. 
No issue. 

(e) Uriah Butland, born January 1, 1822, married July 9, 

1854, Miss Clara T. Pease. They have had one 

(a) John C. F. Butland, born November 7, 1856, 
married, March 25, 1891, to Miss Elvina N. Phillips. 
They have one son, Lawrence A. Butland, born 
April 23, 1894. 

(/) Sophronia Butland, born April 30, 1824. 

(g) Alfred Marson Butland, born June 8, 1826. 

(A) Alonzo Butland, born October 19, 1828, died in child- 

(i) Bichard Orrin Butland, born January 22, 1831. 

(J) Elvira Marson Butland, born January 12, 1834, mar- 
ried December 24, 1857, Mr. Eben N. Brand. They 
had one son, 

(a) Koscoe O. Brand, born September 29, 1859, 
died October 14, 1863. 

(k) George Bailey Butland, born February 5, 1836. 


3. Nancy, the third child of Margaret Carney and Abner Mar- 
son, Jr., was married in October, 1815, to Captain Joseph 
Jackson. They had four children : 

(1) Margaret Jackson, born October 5, 1818 and married 

on November 16, 1840, Mr. John Brann, of Clifton- 
dale, Mass. They had nine children: 

(a) Helena R. Brann, born September 1, 1841. 

(5) Florence H. Brann, born December 30, 1843. 

(c) Angelia C. Brann, born May 11, 1847. 

(d) Laforest J. Brann, born November 27, 1849. 

(e) Glenwood J. Brann, born October 9, 1851. 
(/) Elmer B. Brann, born June 10, 1855. 

(g) Willis E. Brann, born September 11, 1857. 
(h) Herbert W. Brann, born March 2, 1859. 
(i) Alice M. Brann, born September 9, 1861, married 
Mr. Joseph B. Lowell. 

(2) Joseph Jackson, born November 28, 1820, resided in 

New Orleans, where he was Chief of Police. 

(3) William M. Jackson, born January 24, 1823. 

(4) Louisa Jackson, born May 31, 1825. 

4. James Carney, the fourth child of Margaret Carney and 
Abner Marson, Jr., married Miss Charity Alexander Mar- 
son. They had nine children : 

(a) Charity Marson. 

(b) William Henry Marson. 

(c) Julia Marson (died in infancy). 

(d) Alfred Marson. 

(e) Cavalier Marson. 
(/) Julia Marson, 2d. 

(g) Victoria Isabel Marson. 
(h) Marie Marson. 
(i) Celia Marson. 

5. Lucinda, the fifth child of Margaret Carney and Abner Mar- 


son, Jr., married on January 3, 1825, Mr. John Cass, of Pitts- 
town, Maine. They had seven children : 

(a) John Cass, Jr., born October 28, 1825. 

(b) Llewellyn Cass, born October 8, 1827. He married on 

March 7, 1858, Miss Sarah A. Black, of Portland, 

(c) Angenora Cass, born May 1, 1830, married Mr. Alphonse 


(d) Daniel Van Buren Cass, born January 17, 1834. 

(e) Mark Carney Cass, born December 3, 1837. 

(/) James Harvey Cass, born March 28, 1843, married 
Miss Edna A. Smith, of Calais, Maine. No issue. 

(g) Olive Lydia Angevine, born August 17, 1848, married 
on January 1, 1869, Mr. Daniel Booker. 

(b) Children of Llewellyn and Sarah Black-Cass : 

1. Luella M. Cass, born February 4, 1865, married on Septem- 
ber 10, 1888, Mr. Frederick Black. Issue : Florence, born 
June 15, 1889 ; Edith C, born February 16, 1893. 

2. Lucinda Maria Cass, born November 7, 1866, married on 
September 1, 1888, Mr. George Cass, of Pittstown, Maine. 
They have two children : 

Elmer, born August 19, 1889. 
Fay, born August 8, 1893. 

3. George E. Cass, born July 22, 1872. 

4. Edith E. Cass, born April 28, 1876, died June 17, 1881. 

(c) Children of Angenora Cass and Alphonse Yeaton : 

1. Olive M. Yeaton, born January 31, 1870, married on Feb- 
ruary 22, 1890, Mr. Kobert G. Shea. Issue, Rudolph e R. A. 
Shea, born December 2, 1890. 

(g) Children of Olive L. A. Cass and Daniel Booker. 
1. Harvey C. Booker, born September 12, 1872, married on 


April 4, 1895, Miss M. Thayer, of Pittstown, Me. Issue, a 
daughter, born November 7, 1895. 

2. Percy H. Booker, born April 10, 1880. 

3. Raymond G. Booker, born May 19, 1882. 

4. Clifford A. Booker, born May 19, 1884. 

5. Clyde R. Booker, born July 12, 1887. 


Susannah Carney. 

Susannah Carney, the sixth child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, was born January 8, 1768, and died March 23, 

1849. She married Mr. Ebenezer Howard. They had two 
children : 

1. Daniel Cowdin Howard, born May 5, 1790, died April 29, 
1870. He married Miss Theodocia Simpson on Decem- 
ber 27, 1818. She died in 1877. They had the following 
children : 

(a) William Haley Howard, b. March, 1821, died in 1825. 

(b) Daniel Osgood Howard, b. October 6, 1825, died No- 

vember 2, 1895. He was unmarried. 
(o) Mary T. Howard, b. January 30, 1828, married Joseph 
Dunton, who died in 1893. 

2. William Whiting Howard, b. October 22, 1792, d. August 11, 

1850. He married first, Mary Trask Carney, daughter of 
Daniel Carney, Sr., his cousin, who died September 17, 
1838. No issue. His second wife was Hepsibeth Damon, 
who, after Captain Howard's death, became the wife of 
James Carney. She died November 18, 1892. 

William Whiting Howard was captain of the Brig " Sa- 
battis," built by Daniel Carney, Sr., and others. Captain 
Howard died on a voyage to Brazil and was buried at sea. 
His second wife and the mate carried the vessel safely to 
" Rio." 

Daniel C. Howard was in the War of 1812, and was a pen- 
sioner of that war. His commission as Lieutenant was is- 
sued by Governor Brooks. 

Ebenezer Howard's watch, purchased in 1793, Avas given 
to Daniel Osgood Howard on January 1, 1852, having been 
in constant use for fifty-nine years. 


Daniel Osgood Howard was a Sergeant in the Civil War ; 
a Libby prisoner and severely wounded at Gettysburg. He 
served in the army for three years when he was honorably 

A gold locket of Susannah Carney Howard has engraved 
within a mourning device her initials " S. H.," while on a 
shield appear " T. H. ae. 3 mos." ; " E. H. ae. 29 Years " ; the 
former probably refers to a child and the latter to her hus- 
band, who was killed in Boston, Mass. 


Jane Carney. 

Of Jane Carney, the seventh child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, we find no record other than that in Kev. 
Jacob Bailey's diary, under date of April 17, 1769. He writes : 

" Baptized Jane Carney." In 1772 he mentioned 

" Ruthy Carney," and it is possible that her middle name 
was Ruth, as the blank space would indicate that the middle 
name had escaped his memory at the time of writing. There 
was no other Carney family in Pownalboro, and this 
"Ruthy Carney" appears among a list of little children who 
were either his school children or " perhaps catechumens in 
his parish." 


Joanna Carney. 

Joanna Carney, the eighth child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, was baptized by the Rev. Jacob Bailey on 
April 26, 1772. 

There were eighty persons present at the little church in 
the wilderness on that occasion, as he records in his diarv. 
Joanna died March 29, 1808. 

One of Suzanne Goux-Carney's letters, to her brother 
George Goux, was written by Joanna when a little child, 
and at its close are the words, " excuse Joey's writin." 

On April 5, 1772, Mr. Bailey had baptized James Jac- 
queens (the name appears as Jacqueen and also James Jac- 
quenot Jacqueens), who married Joanna Carney about 1790. 
It is supposed that the town register containing the record 
of their marriage was destroyed by fire. Their only child, 
a daughter, Susannah Carney Jackins (notice change in 
spelling ; the name was later spelled Jackson) was born 
February 19, 1793, died April 18, 1875. She married on 
October 18, 1820, Capt. Joseph Lancaster, Jr. He was born 
July 22, 1790, and died October 10, 1875, at Richmond Vil- 
lage and was buried near his father, who was a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War, from Woolwich, Maine. Joseph Lan- 
caster, Jr., was engaged in seafaring life, and was the cap- 
tain of a vessel. He and his family were Congregational- 

The children of Susannah Carney Jackins and Joseph 
Lancaster, Jr., were : 

1. James Jackins Lancaster, born January 4, 1822, died Jan- 
uary 2, 1847, unmarried. 

2. William Preble Lancaster, born March 24, 1825, died July 
7, 1889, in Richmond, Maine. He married Miss Letitia 
Finch, who died February 25, 1900. They had no children, 


but adopted a son, James Lancaster, who lives at the farm 
at Richmond, Maine, with his family. 
3. Joseph Jackins Lancaster, born April 23, 1826, died January 
31, 1893 and married on November 27, 1853, Miss Eebecca 
Smith. She was a daughter of Elias and Almira Smith, of 
Bath, Me. They had the following children : 

(a) James E. Lancaster, born January 8, 1854, married 

in 1875, Miss Ella Hunt, daughter of Eobert and 
Miranda Hunt, of Bath, Maine. She died in July, 
1893. Issue, one child, died in infancy. Mr. Lan- 
caster, resides in Concord, N. H. 

(b) Elias S. Lancaster, born May 8, 1857, married Octo- 

ber 20, 1880, Miss Anne Burgess, daughter of James 
D. and Ellen Burgess, of Boston, Mass. They have 
five children, as follows, and reside in Maiden, Mass. 

(1) Gertrude R., b. November 25, 1881, married 

January 21, 1900, Mr. William Davis ; they 
have had one daughter who died in infancy. 

(2) Joseph H., b. June 11, 1883. 

(3) Frederick W., b. February 13, 1888. 

(4) George E., b. August 18, 1890. 

(5) Charles W., born November 21, 1900. 

(c) Frederick Lancaster, b. 1860, married in 1893, Mrs. 

Belle Boyce-EUiot, widow of Andrew Elliot. Her 
family were from Eastport, Maine. Issue, a son, 
James Elliot Lancaster, born in 1895. Mr. Lancaster 
is a mason by occupation. 

(d) Annie F. Lancaster, born in 1867, died in childhood. 

(e) Joseph J. Lancaster, born in 1867, died in childhood. 
(/) William P. Lancaster, born in 1869, died May, 1903. 

L Caroline B. Lancaster, born September 26, 1829, died 
March 20, 1902, married Mr. Henry Hoxie, of Augusta, 
Maine. Issue : 


(a) Georgiana E. Hoxie, born November 9, 1852, in Bath, 

Maine, attending schools in Augusta, Maine, and 
Boston, Mass., married on July 17, 1879, Mr. John 
Alexander, b. January, 1846, a native of Scotland, 
and by occupation a mechanical engineer, residing in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

(b) James V. Hoxie, born May 24, 1859, died in infancy. 

(c) Charles O. Hoxie, born October 11, 1859, died Novem- 

ber 27, 1880. 

(d) Susan J. Hoxie, born October 23, 1863, died Septem- 

ber 23, 1880. 

5. Joanna Carney Lancaster, born November 24, 1835, and re- 
sides in Somerville, Mass. The writer is indebted to her, 
and to Mrs. John Alexander, for much of the above informa- 
tion, about their individual lines of descent. 


James Carney, Sr. 

James Carney, Sr., the ninth child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, was born in Dresden, Maine, June 5, 1774, 
and was baptized by the Rev. Jacob Bailey on Sunday, July 
24, 1774 ; he was but eight years old when his father died. 
At an early age he was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade 
(in those days of vast importance as most of the working 
tools were fashioned by them) with Deacon Faxon, of Bos- 
ton, Mass., with whom he worked for eight years or more. 
He then went to Newcastle, Maine, where, in February, 
1797, he purchased from William B. Eaton, a Boston trader, 
fourteen acres of land, the price for the same being six hun- 
dred and sixty dollars. Later he added to this property, and 
here he built a two-story house on the south side of the street, 
near the bridge, and on October 5, 1799, married his first 
wife Miss Joanna Marson, born October 4, 1780. She was 
a daughter of Captain Stephen and Jennie Marson of Dres- 
den. In 1804 he sold out his business and went to Boston, 
where he joined his brother Daniel in the grocery business. 
In those days the salt water came within one hundred feet 
of the store. James Carney took passage on one of the 
Hallowell Packets to the Kennebeck River, and, being at- 
tracted to the old town of Dresden, as well as learning 
that the house built for the Colonial Judges was for sale, 
immediately purchased it in 1805. He moved his family to 
the new home, furnishing the house with many pieces of fur- 
niture bought at the auction sale of Governor Bowdoin's ef- 
fects, among them being straight backed mahogany chairs, 
with claw feet ; an old-fashioned secretary and desk, and a 
stately tall clock, giving the hours, da} r s of month and 
changes of the moon. These are still in the possession of his 
grandchildren. There being no outbuildings on the place, 


he built barns, and a blacksmith shop, earning his living 
on his farm, and at his trade. Twelve children were born, 
six boys and six girls, all living to manhood and woman- 

James Carney's first w r ife was the mother of all his chil- 
dren. She died May 4, 1832. On March 7, 1834, he married 
a second time, Mrs. Jane Baker, widow of Captain John 
Baker of Wiscasset, Maine. 

James Carney w r as a man of very temperate habits, an 
iron constitution and, being a hard worker, wished no one 
idle about him. He was a strong politican, being a Whig, 
and taking an active part in the political affairs of his coun- 
try. At the close of the War of 1812-1815 he gave a ban- 
quet at his house when news of peace was received. His 
antipathy to slavery was marked. 

In his religious life he was a Universalist and did much 
to encourage preaching in the town. He w T as ever charitable, 
harnessing his horse, at any time, to carry meat, vegetables 
and fruit to those in want. In 1811 he built at his landing 
the hull and spars of the Brig " Dresden," 175 tons, for 
Boston men, receiving twenty-five dollars a ton. He also 
made much of the ironwork for shipbuilders in his vicinity. 
He died March 15, 1858. 

His children were as follows : 

(a) Melinda, eldest child of James, Sr., and Joanna Marson- 
Carney, born August 5, 1800, in Newcastle, Maine, 
died, August 5, 1830. She married Mr. John Car- 
lisle, of Dresden, Maine. Issue : two sons, Decatur, 
who followed the sea and died at the age of 22 years, 
and John Dexter Carlisle, born 1820. 
The latter was very successful as a sea captain. In 1860 
he commanded the " Young America," one of the largest 
ships of that period. He married Miss Mary E. Libby, of 
Portland, Maine, making that city his home, until a few 


years before his death, when he removed to Kichmond, 

Maine, where he died December 17, 1890. 
(b) Amanda, second child of James, Sr., and Joanna 
Marson -Carney, was born July 27, 1802, in Newcastle, 
Maine, and died August 17, 1839. 
She married Capt. Oliver Blanchard of Dresden, Maine. 
He died and was buried at sea, on August 31, 1833. 
His widow lived with her father, after her husband's 
death. No issue. In the family burial ground, on 
the old Carney place, rests the remains of James 
Carney, Sr., his first wife, Joanna Marson-Carney, 
nine children, one grandchild and two great-grand- 
children. In 1871 James Carney, Jr., erected a 
granite monument there arid left a sum of money 
safely invested, the interest of which is exclusively 
used to keep the lot in perpetual repair. 






James Carney, Jr. 

(c) James Carney, Jr., third child of James, Sr., and 
Joanna Marson-Carney, was born May 27, 1804, 
and died January 2, 1887. 

He settled in Richmond, Maine, and for many years 
was engaged in making edged-tools and ironwork 
for vessels. 

Later he became interested in, and commanded vessels 
doing coasting business, owning one vessel and being 
part owner in eleven others. In 1850 he superin- 
tended building the depot for the Kennebeck and 
Portland Railroad and other buildings. For ten 
years he was the company's station agent, and he 
was a member of the board of selectmen for twelve 

In 1861 he became Commissioner of Sagadahoc County 
as well as Representative to the Legislature. In 
December, 1864, he became cashier of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Richmond, Maine, a position he most 
satisfactorily filled for over twelve years, while for 
three years he was treasurer of the Richmond Sav- 
ings Bank, from its organization March 30, 1871, to 
May 25, 1874. 

"The Richmond Bee," in announcing his death in 
January, 1887, gave the story of his life as follows : 

" Among the papers of the late Capt. James Carney, 
whose death is recorded on another page, there was 


found the following autobiographical sketch [The 
account is more than interesting — it is valuable ; and 
we feel that we are doing our readers no ordinary 
service in laying it before them. — Ed.] : 
" I, James Carney, worked on my father's farm in the 
town of Dresden, Me., and in his blacksmith shop, 
commencing as soon as I was old enough to blow 
the bellows or strike the iron. In early youth I went 
to a private school occasionally, but generally at- 
tended district schools in the town. In those days 
pupils went to any district school they pleased, as 
the teacher taught in the several districts in rotation. 
When school was taught in the district where I lived, 
I was obliged to walk three-quarters of a mile to get 
there, and in other instances I was forced to make a 
much longer journey. To attend school at the East- 
ern river upper bridge, so-called, I had to walk a dis- 
tance of two miles. When I attended school in the 
Major John Poluresky district, on the east side of 
Eastern river, I had to travel a still greater distance, 
while to reach the Cork Cove district, near the 
lower part of the town, or the Bickford schoolhouse, 
necessitated a journey of more than three miles. I 
could only attend school in the winter, and, taking 
into account the stormy weather and the deep snows 
which prevented my walking such long distances, it 
will readily be seen that such schooling as I was 
able to get did not amount to much. Then there 
were the tyrannical teachers, with their birch withes 
and big ferules, set to keep order over sixty or a hun- 
dred boys ; as may be imagined they found little time 
to look after any one pupil. I write this to show the 
limited chances for gaining an education in my 
younger days. 


" At the age of fourteen I began hauling cord wood 
from Mr. Benjamin Heed's farm in Bowdoinham (now 
Richmond) to what was then called White's Landing, 
now Richmond village. Reed's farm and wood-lot 
were about two miles and a half north of the village. 
In those days there was only a narrow road swamped 
out from the landing to Reed's farm. It led through 
thick woods, the whole distance, coming out on top 
of the hill near where the present residence of James 
K. Hathorn stands. Thousands of cords of wood and 
hemlock bark were hauled to the landing every year 
from the surrounding woods. For two winters I 
hauled from Reed's woods, leaving my home in Dres- 
den very early in the morning, and returning quite late 
in the evening, somewhat tired and hungry. But it 
was business, and I liked it, as I was my own master 
and felt that I was earning something to help sup- 
port the family. 

" While engaged in teaming I hauled wood one winter 
from Nicholas Gaubert's woods, situated more than 
two miles from my home. At another time I hauled 
wood for Mr. Llewellyn Lithgow, from a point near 
the upper bridge, now known as Dresden Mills ; but 
that winter I boarded with my Aunt Benson, who 
lived near the bridge. 

" I also drove a team a part of one winter for Mr. Tur- 
ner Barker, boarding in his family. In the winter of 
1822-23 I was hauling wood and logs in Dresden 
for Mr. James Houdlette. That winter I had the 
misfortune to spoil a fine ox, by his catching a hoof 
between the sled runners and a stone while descend- 
ing a hill. This ended my winter's work and cord- 
wood operations. 

" At that time I considered myself a ' number one ' 


teamster, quite a farmer and something of a black- 
smith. The last named trade I had always disliked, 
but my father, being himself a blacksmith, insisted on 
my learning it. ' Get the trade,' he would say, ' and 
then if you can find anything better to do, do it ; but 
if you should happen to fail in your business you will 
have a good trade to fall back on.' Such advice was 
very good for me, or any other boy. 

" I had it in my mind to follow the sea for a living, and 
make money ; but as my father had so strong a desire 
to see me a blacksmith, I thought I would be a work- 
man and master of the business. Well, as I had 
worked hard, — I might say like a slave, — for many 
years on the farm, and in the shop, I thought I would 
finish learning my trade away from home. With 
the consent of my father I concluded to strike out 
and learn to do ship work and make edged tools. 
So I packed up my duds and put them in my trunk, — 
or painted box, — and started for Hallowell. This 
was in the fall of '23. At that time Hallowell was 
the liveliest place on the Kennebeck river, and more 
business was done there than in any town this side 
of Portland. 

" I worked in Hallowell some three years, part of the 
time as a journeyman, and learned to do ship- work and 
edge-tool making. In June, '26, I came home at the 
request of my father, and did the iron work of two 
vessels for him. In the fall of that year, by the ad- 
vice of my father, I bought a blacksmith stand of a 
man named Pennington, in Richmond. The village 
at that time consisted of ten or a dozen houses and 

" Here I began life for myself, on my own account. 
My house was where the Maine Central Station now 


stands. In the summer and fall of 18271 repaired 
and improved the dwelling, so that it was for me — 
and us, a cosy home. I say us, for quite early in life 
I had made up my mind that when I could say I was 
worth one thousand dollars I would get married. I 
now had that amount, and more, and was heartily 
tired of keeping bachelor's hall. Accordingly, on 
the 25th of November, 1827, I was united in mar- 
riage with Miss Lucinda Patten Martin, daughter of 
John and Rachel Martin, who lived in Bowdoinham, 
about a mile below Richmond. There were no mar- 
riageable young ladies in Richmond at that time, and 
a young man who wanted a wife was obliged to go 
out of town in search of one. Our wedding tour 
was a journey from the home of the lady's parents 
to our new home in Richmond. 

" I still worked at my trade, finding all the business I 
could attend to. My wife and I worked early and 
late, summer and winter, to get a start in the world. 
Many a night, when I have been driven to get off 
work, I have labored until twelve and one o'clock, 
and would be up and at it again before daylight. I 
worked on in this way until March, 1831, when I 
threw up the sponge — or rather the hammer — say- 
ing : ' Lie there till I call for you ! ' I then went on 
board a schooner that I owned the commanding part 
of, and continued in the coasting business many 

" During that time I ran various vessels that I had 
an interest in, visiting most of the ports alongshore 
from the Kennebeck to Cape Delaware. For three 
seasons I cruised between Hallowell and Philadelphia, 
carrying granite to the last named city, and bring- 
ing back coal. I have built and repaired numerous 


vessels in my day, and have owned one whole vessel 
and parts of eleven others, including schooners, brigs 
and barks. 

" In 1842-43 I lost nearly all the property that my 
wife and I had worked so hard for, through shipwreck 
and the depreciation of shipping. It made us feel 
blue and low-spirited for a time, but I made up my 
mind to ' pick flint ' and try it again. I did so, and 
by dint of hard work, and driving things day and 
night, I managed to do very well. 

"Previous to my loss I had, by the request of my 
father, moved to a house near his own in Dresden. I 
bought the place of Capt. David Blan chard, and moved 
there in the fall of '36. We lived in this house some 
two years, and in it two children — Lucinda Ellen and 
Annie Eliza — were born. In the fall of '38 we went 
to Philadelphia and New York, spending the winter 
and keeping house at 120 Clinton Street, in the last 
named city. In the spring of '39 we returned to 
Dresden, and the winter following we moved to 
Richmond, occupying a house which I afterward 
bought of George H. Gardiner. Ten j^ears later I 
rebuilt and enlarged the house, which is the dwelling 
where I now live. 

" After running several vessels that I had an interest 
in for fifteen years, I took to the land again. On the 
2d of January, 1851, my wife died of consumption. 
A better or more worthy wife no man could wish 
for. She was the mother of seven children — three 
boys and four girls. On July 7, 1852, I married 
Mrs. Howard, widow of Capt. William Howard, of 
Dresden, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua 
Damon, of Wiscasset, Me. She had one son at the 
time of our marriage. His name was William, and 


he was between eight and nine years of age. We 
were married at Westbrook, Me., at the home of 
brother Willard C. George, who was a Universalist 

" In December, 1850, I was appointed to superintend 
the erection of the passenger depot, and other build- 
ings, for the Kennebeck and Portland Railroad. For 
some ten years I was station agent and ticket seller 
for the company in Richmond. The station stands 
on the site of my early home, where I began house- 
keeping. For about twelve years I was a member 
of the board of selectmen, serving most of the time 
as chairman. 

" In the winter of 1861-2, I was chosen representative 
to the Legislature. It wasduring the Rebellion, and 
it was hard work to drum up recruits for the army. 
However, we raised our quota by paying each man a 
bounty of from one hundred to five hundred dol- 

" In the years that are past I have held various public 
offices, having served as assessor of taxes, road and 
street commissioner, overseer 'of the poor, collector 
of taxes, town agent, constable, school agent and 
commissioner of Sagadahoc count} 7 ". I have also 
superintended, I should think, more than a hundred 

" In 1865 I was chosen cashier of the new First 
National Bank, which position I filled for about 
thirteen years. 

"In 1871 I was chosen treasurer of the new Richmond 
Savings bank, and held that office some three years, 
until the passage of a law prohibiting a national 
bank cashier from holding the two offices. On Jan- 
uary 1, 1877, I resigned m}^ position in the bank, said 


resignation to take effect on the first of July follow- 
ing. On the 7th of July I left the bank, being at 
the time in very poor health. 

" While acting as station agent I bought, surveyed and 
paid for several thousand cords of wood which was 
generally hauled into the village in the winter season. 
I remember that one day I measured and paid for 
sixty-seven loads. This, in addition to my other 
duties, was no small job. I have owned three farms, 
and have done more or less work on them all. I 
have owned eleven different dwellings and many 
house lots in the village, and have done much repair- 
ing on buildings of various kinds. 

"I write these things to show that I have not been an 
idle man during the greater portion of my life, and 
that the world will be none the worse for my having 
lived in it — at least, I hope so. 

"James Carney." 

At a joint meeting of the officers of the Richmond 
Savings Bank and the First National Bank, Judge 
William T. Hall, in accepting a portrait of the late 
Captain James Carney, said : 

"To } t ou, Mr. President, and the Directors of the 
First National Bank, and to you, Mr. President, and 
the Trustees of the Richmond Savings Bank, in behalf 
of the daughters of our late friend and associate, Cap- 
tain James Carney, I have the pleasure of presenting 
this fine crayon portrait. 

" When we look upon it, it will remind us of the noble 
face of our late friend and associate as he appeared 
in his earthly and material form when he was with 
us, and took part in the busy, bustling activity of 
business life. It will remind us that a grand old 



Roman has lived with us, and lived for a purpose, 
and filled his place and lot in life, and in his ripe old 
age has passed from us over the dark river to the 
great unknown, leaving to us the rich blessing of his 
wise counsel. 

" Born in Boston, May 27, 1804, he came with his 
parents to Dresden, when a } T oung child, and was 
reared as a farmer's son, inured to the hardships of a 
country life in a new country. Endowed with a con- 
stitution of iron, and a powerful physical organization, 
he was fitted to endure the many hardships which he 
experienced in his young manhood and middle 

" He came to Richmond in 1828, when there was 
nothing but a landing place for coasters here. A few 
scattered dwellings, a store, and a blacksmith shop, 
was all that was here then, where this large and beauti- 
ful village now stands. Engaging in the business of 
a blacksmith, building portions of small vessels, pur- 
chasing cord-wood and produce that was brought in 
by farmers to be shipped to Boston and other ports, 
and managing sailing coasting vessels, constituted 
his employment until he entered the service of the 
railroad as station agent about 1850, which position 
he held, together with the office of selectman, up to 
and including a portion of the period of the late war 
of the Rebellion, during which time he was honored 
by his constituents by being sent as a Representative 
to the Legislature. 

"In December, 1864, he became the Cashier of this 
National Bank, and held the position until July 7, 
1877. He also held the position of Treasurer of this 
Savings Bank, from its organization, March 30, 1871, 
to May 25, 1874. 


" In all the positions lie occupied and held, he was 
always a faithful and reliable man, honest to his con- 
stituents, and honest to the teachings of his own 
conscience. His life was one of activity from his 
earliest youth. He never knew what it was to be 
unoccupied, until failing health abated his physical 
forces ; and to the time of death, January 2, 1887, 
his mind remained clear, and his counsel wise. 

" For a quarter of a century I was intimately ac- 
quainted with and associated with the deceased in 
business connected with these banks, and otherwise, 
and I stand here to bear witness to the great fidelity 
which he always exercised in all matters confided to 
his trust and care ; and you, gentlemen, will all give 
the same evidence. I remember a remark that he 
made to me, more than twenty years ago, and as it has 
a lesson in it, I will repeat it. It was about the time 
the country was much stirred up over a large num- 
ber of bank defalcations, when he said to me : 'Wil- 
liam, I shall never be a defaulter, for if I were 
inclined to be one my pride would keep me from 

" He was a truly proud man ; and his daughters take 
pride in presenting this likeness of this ' grand old 
man ' to you, so that you can keep his memory green 
in your minds, and, emulating his example, so live that 
if man allures thee, consent thou not. Like him, be 
wise and prudent, diligent and watchful of all thy 
virtues, so that when called to leave the shore, 
touched by that mysterious sea which never yet has 
borne on any wave the image of a homeward sail, 
it may be said of thee : ' Thy virtues, like a moun- 
tain, cover as with a mantle the frailties of mis- 
guided man.' 


" I move you that a vote of thanks be given to Mrs. 
Caroline A. Cook, Mrs. Lucinda E. Tyler, Mrs. Annie E. Mc- 
Kenzie, and Mrs. Sarah A. B. Hathorn, in whose behalf I 
present this portrait, and that it be placed in a conspicuous 
place in these banking rooms, so that not only ourselves, but 
all of the friends of the deceased can look upon it now, 
and in the }^ears to come." 

James Carney, Jr., married his first wife on November 
25, 1827, as above stated. She was Miss Lucinda Patten 
Martin, daughter of John and Rachel Martin, of East Bow- 
doinham, Maine, born in 1807, and died January 7, 1851. 
She was the mother of all of his seven children, three sons 
and four daughters. On July 7, 1852, he married his 
second wife, Mrs. Hepsibeth Damon Howard, widow of 
his cousin, William Whiting Howard. She died November 
18, 1892. 

The children by the first marriage were as follows : 

1. John D'Oscar, the first son, was born August 30, 1830, in 
Richmond, Maine, and followed the sea as a profession, be- 
coming a captain. His future career seemed most promis- 
ing, as he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew 
him. He died from yellow fever on August 1, 1856, at 
Havana, Cuba, and was unmarried. 

2. Caroline Augusta was born August 31, 1832. She first mar- 
ried Gilmore B. Rollins on October 20, 1856. He was the 
son of Enoch and Martha Blair Rollins, of Pittston, Maine. 
He was very successful in making improvements in agricul- 
tural implements. He died March 18, 1858. One son, 
Charles Gilmore Rollins, died December 2, 1859, aged one 
year. On January 19, 1869, Mrs. Rollins married, in Chi- 
cago, 111., Mr. John Malcolm Cook, son of John and Cath- 
erine Malcolm Cook. Mr. Cook was from London, England, 
while his wife was born in Inverness, Scotland. John Mal- 
colm Cook was a designer and carver in ornamental wood- 


work. He died April 27, 1899, aged sixty-five years, in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. One child, a daughter, Caroline Malcolm 
Cook, was born in Chicago, 111., February 9, 1871. She 
married on August 15, 1898, Oliver Dallyn Collis, son of 
George and Thirza Collis. Mr. Collis was from Portsmouth, 
England, while his wife was a resident of Hamilton, Ontario, 

James Horace was born October 16, 1834, at Richmond, 
Maine, and, like his brothers, followed the sea for many 
years. He died unmarried, May 20, 1876. 

















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Lucinda Ellen Carney. 

4. Lucinda Ellen Carney was bom in Dresden, Maine, Decem- 
ber 27, 1836. She was married on September 5, 1860, to 
Charles Henry Tyler, Esq., born December 6, 1830, in Bos- 
ton, Mass., son of Martin Tyler, born 1798, "a lusty son of 
New England soil, a scholar and a gentleman." Martin 
Tyler died in 1834 and was buried in Christ Church (" Paul 
Revere's Church ") Boston, Mass. 

Charles Henry Tyler attended the Elliot School, Boston, 
and the Valentine School, Northboro, Mass. He became 
bank messenger at the age of sixteen and at twenty-one was 
paying teller in the Globe Bank. Later he became a broker 
in shipping and California gold mines. A man of temper- 
ance, strict integrity, generous to a fault, and ever ready to 
offer comfort and happiness. He and his family attended 
Rev. Edward Everett Hale's church. Their children are : 

(a) Charles James Tyler, born February 12, 1864, in Bos- 

ton, Mass. He is engaged in the shoe business and 

(b) Lucinda Ellen Tyler, born June 23, 1869, in Boston, 

Mass. Baptized by Rev. Dr. Hale. She was first 
married on October 25, 1892, to Mr. Stephen Bartlett 
Webber, in Chicago, 111. He was born in Shapleigh, 
Maine, and died August 27, 1895. Of this union 
there is one child, a daughter, Dorothy Tyler Web- 
ber, born August 5, 1893, in Boston, Mass. On 
November 22, 1897, Mrs. Webber married Mr. Er- 
nest Lowell Condon. They have one child, Jean 
Eldon Condon, born July 4, 1900. 
At the age of twenty years, Mr. Condon designed the 
plans and won the competition for the greatly ad- 
mired engine house in Cambridge, Mass. Mrs. Con- 


don has been a frequent contributor to New England 
publications, as well as being a musical composer of 
merit. One of her compositions was presented by- 
request to Miss Francis Willard for the "Young 
Woman's Hymnal." She was also on the Board of 
Musical Directors in Eev. Mr. Colyer's church. 
(<?) Gertrude Francis Tyler, born September 6, 1878, in 
Boston, Mass. She was educated in the Boston 
schools and at Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass. She 
was married on June 26, 1901, to Mr. Tracy Hatch 
Tucker. He was born June 16, 1876, and is the son 
of Frederick Manning and Emma M. Hatch-Tucker. 
Mr. Tucker, Sr., was born February 3, 1855, in Port- 
land, Maine. His wife was born in Lowell, Mass., 
October 2, 1852. Mr. Tracy Hatch-Tucker is a 
graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology and a member of the firm of F. M. Tucker 
Co., bankers and brokers, Boston, Mass. 

5. George Frederick Carney was born April 8, 1842, and went 
to sea as a young man, meeting an untimely death by drown- 
ing while rounding Cape Horn, on a voyage from New York 
to San Francisco, on June 3, 1867. He was unmarried. 

6. Annie Eliza Carney was born May 4, 1839, in Dresden, 
Maine, receiving her education there. She married on 
April 15, 1880, Mr. Charles Gordon McKenzie, in Chicago, 
111. He was born November 20, 1851, at Ellon, Aberdeen- 
shire, Scotland, being the third son of John and Margaret 
Grewar McKenzie. The father was a native of Ballater, 
and his wife was from Braegarie, Braemar, in the Highlands 
of Aberdeenshire. 

Mr. McKenzie's brother James was formerly a partner 
of the late Cecil Rhodes, in South Africa and his brother 
William Samuel McKeenzie was killed in the Boer War. 


Another brother, Thomas McKenzie, is engaged in manufact- 
uring mining machinery in Johannesburg, while the only 
surviving sister, Catherine McKenzie, is the wife of Alex- 
ander Johnston, a merchant in Aberdeen, Scotland. 
Sarah Amelia Breck Carney, was born March 31, 1844, at 
Richmond, Maine. She married, at Richmond, Maine, on 
December 29, 1868, Mr. Frederick Eugene Hathorne, son 
of James and Nancy Bickford Hathorne. Their two children 
died in infancy : 

(a) Sarah Amelia Hathorne, died in Boston, November 11, 


(b) James Eugene Hathorne died in Bangor, Maine, Sep- 

tember 9, 1888, and is buried in the family lot at 
Dresden, Maine. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hathorne reside in Roslindale, Mass. 


Mary Ann Carney. 

Mary Ann Carney, the fourth child of James, Sr., and 
Joanna Marson-Carney, was born January 21, 1807, and 
died April 16, 1886. 

She married Royal Sanford, Esq., of Charlestown, Mass. 
He was lost at sea en route to New Orleans. They had 
three children, one son and two daughters. 

1. Alphonso, their first child, was born in Charlestown, Mass., 
in September, 1832, died in Tamworth, N. H., April 9, 1882. 
His first wife was Miss Eveline Morse, of Natick, Mass., by 
whom he had two children, 

(a) Marian Eveline, b. October 7, 1856. 

(b) Harry Alphonso, b. August 16, 1858, died November 

20, 1884. 

His second wife was Miss Louise Putnam of Danvers, 
Mass., daughter of Joseph C. and Louise Hanson Roberts- 
Putnam. Issue by this marriage : 

(c) Walter Barry, b. April 21, 1861. 

(d) Edith Putnam, b. October 11, 1865, died March 8, 


(e) Mabel Louise, b. March 15, 1872, died December 3, 

(/) Charles Harrold, b. March 28, 1874, died November 
19, 1886. 

2. Emma R., the second child of Mary Ann Carney and Royal 
Sanford, was born November 1, 1835. She first married in 
1852, Mr. Winchell Green Vose, of Boston, Mass., b. January 
4, 1830, died March 5, 1865. He was the son of Samuel D. 
and Abigail T. E. Nichols- Vose. By this marriage there 
was one child, a daughter, 


(a) Emma Florence Vose was born on June 16, 1853. 
She married on December 8, 1878, Mr. Charles Ed- 
win Prince, of Cambridge, Mass. They have one 
child, Grace R. Prince, b. November 27, 1884. 
In 1878 Mrs. Emma R. S. Vose married Mr. Elbridge 
Marcellus Rawson, b. November 12, 1840. He was a son of 
Mr. Artemus Rawson (of Upton, Mass.) and Dorcas Rice 
Rawson, his wife, of Paris, Maine. 

Octavia C, third child of Mary Ann Carney and Royal 
Sanford, was born in 1837, and died on June 25, 1895. She 
married, in 1859, Levy Crosby Barney, Esq., of New Hamp- 
shire. They had two daughters. 

(a) Jennie T., born January 13, 1862, married, in 1884, 

Mr. T. F. G. Day. They have four children : 
Frank Crosby Day, b. March 30, 1885. 
Emma Rawson Day, b. October 27, 1887. 
Ralph Leslie Day, b. July 22, 1889. 
Chester Hathorne Day, b. January 12, 1891. 

(b) Eva May Earl, married 1887, Mr. William Elliot. She 

died December 22, 1899, leaving one child : 
Lillian May Elliot, b. March 20, 1888. 


Maek Carney (2d). 

Mark Carney, the fifth child of James, Sr., and Joanna 
Marson-Carney, was born September 26, 1808, and died 
January 5, 1846. He settled in Dresden Mills, Maine, and 
first learned his father's trade. Later he became a partner 
of Mr. Theophilus Blanchard. He married Miss Abigail Ben- 
son, born July 12, 1813, died August 26, 1888, daughter of 
Abigail Carney and Nathaniel Benson, Esq., on September 30, 

1834. Of this union there were five children : 

1. Benson Carney, born at Dresden Mills, Maine, March 8, 

1835. Educated in the Dresden schools, and has been en- 
gaged in the carpenter trade. On December 19, 1874, he 
married Miss Rosa B. Clark. They celebrated their silver 
wedding in 1900, when over one hundred guests assembled 
on that occasion ; many beautiful gifts together with ex- 
pressions of esteem, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, testi- 
fied the affectionate regard in which they were held by their 
kinsmen. They have no children. 

2. Frederick W. Carney, born November 18, 1836, died Au- 
gust 20, 1838. 

3. Louisa M. Carney, born January 8, 1841, died August 15, 1903. 
She married in 1877, Captain George Fearing Hollis, 
U. S. N., born Cambridge, Mass., February 13, 1838, died Au- 
gust 6, 1903. He "received his education in the public 
schools of Chelsea and by private instructions from Rev. 
Henry Hudson, in Fayal, Azores. When he was sixteen years 
old he started the Chelsea Pioneer and some years later the 
Chelsea Herald. When the war broke out he enlisted in 
the army and was attached to the 1st Regt. Mass. Vols., and 
later was transferred to the navy. In 1864 he was the first 
to open communication with Sherman's army, while scout- 


ing with a boat crew. After the war he engaged in the 
manufacture of tin cans. In 1888 he was appointed con- 
sul at Cape Town, and while there instituted the first con- 
sular service between the Transvaal and the Orange Free 
States. In 1893 he returned to this country and was made 
storekeeper at the United States Custom House in Boston. 
Captain Hollis was one of the organizers of the Union Navy- 
Association of Past Officers and was a member of Post 40, 
G. A. R. of Maiden, the Kearsarge Association of Naval 
Yeterans, the Faulkner Citizens' Association, First Univer- 
salist Church of Maiden, and the Maiden Men's Club. 

"While home on a furlough in 1862, he married Eliza A. 
Simmons of Augusta, Maine. She died in 1868, and in 1876 
he married Miss Louisa M. Carney of Dresden Mills, Maine. 

" Captain Hollis had three children, William S. Hollis, con- 
sul at Lorenz Marques, South Africa ; Mrs. Buck of Melrose 
and George S. Hollis, who survive him." 

Maria Elizabeth Carney. 

Maria Elizabeth Carney was born January 6, 1843, in Dres- 
den Mills, Maine. She married on October 22, 1865, Mr. 
John L. Bixby, who is an expert accountant. They have 
had two children : 

(a) John L„ Bixby, Jr., b. December 10, 1867, in Chicago, 

111. Occupation, manufacturer. He married on 
April 21, 1898, Miss Margaret Maud Oaks. They 
reside in Arlington Heights, Mass., with their two 
children, Harold Oaks Bixby, b. February 18, 1899, 
and Katherine Marion Bixby, b. February 14, 1901. 

(b) Leon G. Bixby, b. Chicago, 111., October 27, 1869. He 

married Miss Susie E. Spaulding on November 21, 
1894. Mr. Bixby died March 26, 1900. His wife 
and one daughter, Gladys M. Bixby, b. Novem- 
ber 13, 1897, survive. 


5. Serena Mayers Carney was born on March 30, 1845, in Dres- 
den Mills, Maine. She married on January 6, 1875, Mr. 
Lewis P. Gleason, b. March 7, 1840. He is in commercial 
business. They have no children. 


Daniel William Carney. 

Daniel William Carney (in middle life be dropped the 
name Daniel), the third sonof James, Sr., and Joanna Marson- 
Carney, was born July 16, 1810, and died January 24, 1887. 
He early developed a fondness for a sea-faring life and 
went to sea at the age of fourteen and at the age of nineteen 
was in command of the Schooner " George." It is an in- 
teresting fact that during more than fifty years of active 
life on the ocean, there was not a single loss of life from 
shipwreck among those under his command. He was well 
known and highly esteemed by the entire shipping frater- 
nity of New England. 

On October 23, 1836, he married Miss Catherine Morrison, 
daughter of Dr. George McKay Morrison (a native of Scot- 
land and a graduate of Edinburgh University) and Mary 
Peaselee-Morrison (of the Haverhill, Mass., family) of Dres- 
den, Maine, and built a house on the land on the opposite 
side of the roadway, which leads from the county road direct 
to the river, past the " old Carney Place." In 1863 he and 
his wife sailed on his ship " City of Bath " to England and 
Gibralter, and met the Confederate Privateer " Sumpter," 
which had recently destro} r ed seven vessels. 

A chain of black and white beads made by his wife in 
1836 is still in existence. This sentiment is woven thereon ; 
"D. W. Carney, Toujoursla Meme." 

He resided with his cousin, James G. Carney, in Lowell, 
Mass., for a few months, in 1833, his name appearing in the 
Lowell Directory for that year, as an accountant. His 
cousin was at that time cashier of the Lowell Bank. 

He was a man of great determination, gentle and consid- 
erate, but his voice could be heard if occasion required. A 


friend once said that he could hear him " whisper " to his 

oxen, a mile away ! 

The following letter written by him, when on one of his 

voyages, to his wife's mother, is a characteristic expression 

of the man : 

New Orleans, December 5, 1859. 
"Well Mother Morrison : — 

In many of the children's letters they say you want 
me to write you a good long letter. I can write a long 
letter but perhaps it will neither be good or interest- 
ing to you. 

In the first place I am glad to hear you enjoy good 
health, hope you are comfortable and contented. 
Hope you have made up your mind to enjoy life as 
much as your situation and means will admit. It's 
useless to be looking to some future days for happiness, 
working and toiling as you have to guard against pov- 
erty in some future day ; instead of enjoying the 
privileges we have we are worrying and fretting the 
best part of our lives to hoard up for the future, w r hen 
not one out of ten live to enjoy the fruit of their hard 
earned property that they have laid up for what they 
term a rainy day, in their Old Age, but leave it for 
their children to quarrel about. 

Industry and Economy are good qualities in every 
one, but, to deprive ourselves of the necessaries and 
conveniences that promote a great deal of happiness 
through life for the sake of hoarding up for the future, 
is doing injustice to ourselves and no benefit to our 
children in my opinion. 

"What are your views of the present generation ? Do 
you think their style of living deserves to be encouraged 
by one toiling night and day to save something for 
our children to ruin their health and morals by follow- 


ing every new fashion that they can borrow from the 
French ? Most they think about is the latest fashion 
and some new novel, with their everlasting routine 
ceremonies that have neither improved Society or 
their morals. Let them live in the plain honest style 
of our Fathers and Mothers ; good thick shoes and 
woolen gowns; woolen stockings knit by their own 
hands ; eat beans and peas instead of spiced cake 
full of chemicals to make it taste good and rot their 
teeth out and give them consumption ! 

But then, what is the use of you and I advising 
them ? We cannot stop the current of hypocrisy and 
vanity that is sweeping over this Country. 

All trying to assume a different character from 
their real one ; learning no trades, expecting to get a 
living by their grent learning or knowledge. Their 
Papas and Mammas think their children are smarter 
than common and they will give them a liberal or 
classical education and make a Minister, a Doctor or 
a Lawyer of them, when their talents are not sufficient 
to make a good farmer. After toiling for years to 
give them an education that ought to accomplish your 
object, you will often see them at thirty years of 
age, hanging around the Old Homestead, dressed up, 
while their parents are slaving to maintain them. 
Well, let them go on, if they will not be advised and 
you and I will get into some quiet corner, that is if 
we can find one, where we can enjoy some of the 
realities of life in the old fashioned way, living to suit 
ourselves, talking as we mean, and not an everlasting 
tumult of ceremonies and compliments with neither 
friendly feelings nor good intentions, which is fashion- 
able now days. Well you have seen trouble enough, 
and I sickness enough, to wean us in a great measure 


from this World of Trials, but still we have strong ties 
to bind us to it, with all of its cares, sickness, anxiety, 
we are subject to, and dread the time that we shall be 
called to that unknown World about which so many 
different opinions exist. I do not believe that we can 
have any more troubles or trials in a future World then 
we have here. We all have a Monitor within us that 
teaches us right from wrong and if we do nothing that 
our conscience dictates to us that it is wrong I think 
we shall be happy, both here and hereafter, no matter 
what our Creed is ; the belief that our happiness de- 
pends on, is not so much on our Creed or belief, but up- 
on the manner we live, the fidelity which we obey the 
commandments, that is plain to understand ; so it is 
useless to argue what this or that Chapter of Scripture 
means, as very few of the great, learned men agree 
about the meaning of some very important parts of 
the Scripture, although they are capable of translating 
it from the original writings. So it is not good for 
you and me to argue about the Bible, where there are 
so many different Creeds, supported by different inter- 
pretations. Some believing in a Trinity of Gods, others 
in a Unity ; some think faith alone will make them 
happy hereafter, others add Charity, while some say 
it requires Faith, Charity and Good Works. You and 
I will try and live up to the last Creed and then we 
shall be sure we are right. 

Some people think there are millions of Planets in- 
habited same as the Earth. One God rules over all 
with a Mediator for each planet. Jesus Christ being 
the God for the Earth, and we are to pray to him as 
our only Saviour. It is hard to decide who is right 
where so many learned divines differ about regenera- 
tion and justification. Regeneration is supposed by 


some to be conferred by Baptism, others imagine it to 
be an operation effected in a moment. I think Reli- 
gion is a progressive work that is constantly operating 
on Mankind and will eventually work all the evil out 
of them, either in this or the Spiritual World, although 
there may be some hard cases that will suffer years of 
torment before they will leave off their evil deeds and 
live according to the example set us by our Saviour ; 
but we will lay all arguments aside and live according 
to the dictates of our Consciences, this with Faith, 
Charity and Good Works ; by this I think we shall 
gain all the blessings and happiness that will ever be 
conferred on Mankind. 

Yrs. &c. William. 

He lived at his home until his death, aged seventy- 
seven years, where he reared a family of two sons and 
three daughters. 

(a) William Donald, eldest child of D. William and Cath- 
erine Morrison-Carney, was born June 12, 1838, died 
March 5, 1902. He was a mariner during the early 
years of his life. During the Civil War he and others 
Avere taken prisoners, on August 15, 1863, on the 
high seas, by the Confederate Privateer " Georgia," 
off the Island of Trinidad. He was at that time 
Chief Officer on the " City of Bath ; " after the pro- 
visions were taken from the vessel the}' were paroled 
and allowed to go their way. During the later 
years of his life he was in the employ of the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, 
in Boston, Mass. The following letter to his 
widow, from his superior in office bears date, Boston, 
March 6, 1902. 

" My dear Mrs. Carney. — I am deeply pained on 


learning of the death of your estimable husband. I 
feel it a personal loss, for I can assure you it has been 
a source of great satisfaction to have had associated 
with me for the past five years such an upright and 
conscientious gentleman. I shall miss him very much 
and I beg you to accept of my deep sympathy in your 
affliction. Sincerely yours. 

" J. Wallace Joedan." 

He married on July 22, 1865, Miss Matilda Cobby, of 
Shoreham, England. She was the daughter of John and 
Matilda Miller-Cobby, and was born October 30, 1843 ; four 
children were the issue of this marriage, as follows : 

1. Hugh Toland Carney, eldest son of William Donald, and 
Matilda Cobby-Carney, was born July 1, 1866. After com- 
pleting his education in Dresden, he became, in 1886, asso- 
ciated with the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad 
Company, first as locomotive fireman and was promoted to 
engineer in October, 1890. He is a member of Landmark 
Lodge, No. 103, F. and A. M. On May 14, 1893, he was 
married to Miss Laura J. Warner, of Sioux City, Iowa, and 
niece of Dr. J. W. Warner, of New York city. They have 
had the following children : 

Clara Winifred, b. August 2, 1895, d. August 2, 1895. 
Donald Warner, b. April 16, 1897. 
Franklin Morrison, b. September 30, 1898. 

2. John William Carney, second son of William Donald and 
Matilda Cobby-Carney, was born May 11, 1869. Like his 
brother Hugh, he received his education in Dresden, and in 
1888 entered the service of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railroad Company, as locomotive fireman, being pro- 
moted to the position of engineer in June, 1893. He still 
holds that position. He is a member of Landmark Lodge, 


No. 103, F. and A. M., in Sioux City, where he married, on 
September 28, 1892, Miss Lucy E. Warner, a sister of his 
brother's wife. One child, a daughter, has been born to 

Donna Belle, b. August 31, 1894. 

3. Anna Bell, third child of William Donald and Matilda 
Cobby-Carney, was born October 6, 1877. She is a graduate 
of the New England Baptist Hospital, at Roxbury, Mass. 

4. Sarah Winifred, fourth child of William Donald and Ma- 
tilda Cobby-Carney, was born November 30, 1879. She is a 
teacher of music, and also organist of the Unitarian Church 
in Roslindale, Mass. 

(b) Jennie Morrison, second child of D. William and 

Catherine Morrison-Carney, was born June 8, 1843 ; 
moved to California in 1863, where she married, on 
February 9, 1867, John Ogden Earl, Esq., who Avas 
born in Newark, N. J., June 20, 1824. Mr. Earl has 
been interested in mining operations. He is a Mason 
and Knight Templar. They have two children : 

(a) Morris Earl, born September 20, 1872. 

(b) Ogden Morrison Earl, born October 14, 1875. 
The last named married on April 29, 1903, Miss Anabel 

Flower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Flower, of 
San Francisco. 

(c) Clara Ann, third child of D. William and Catherine 

Morrison-Carney, was born August 4, 1842, in West 
Dresden, Maine, where she attended the public 
schools, later going to the high school in Gardiner, 
She married on March 29, 1869, Mr. Wilmot W. Brook- 
ings, born October 23, 1830, son of Mr. Brookings 
and Susannah Bailey-Brookings, of England. 


Mr. Brookings was graduated by Bowdoin College, at 
Brunswick, Maine, in 1855. He studied law in the 
office of the Hon. William Pitt Fessenden, of Port- 
land, Maine, and was admitted to the bar in that 
city in 1857. Moving from there to Dakota Terri- 
tory, he became " President of Council of the Peo- 
ples Legislature" in 1859; sent to the House of 
Representatives, and also Speaker, 1863-65 ; Presi- 
dent of the Council, and District Attorney, Yankton 
County, 1867-8 ; appointed by President U. S. Grant 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota, 
in 1869 ; was President, Vice President and Solicitor 
of the first railroad in Dakota, i. e. " the Dakota 
Southern," 1871-1881; Editor " Sioux Falls Leader" 
1883-85 ; President Minnehaha Trust Co., Minnehaha 
Canning Co. and Sioux Linen Mills, in 1889-93. Mr. 
and Mrs. Brookings have no children. 
(d) Julia Fletcher, fourth child of D. William and Cathe- 
rine Morrison-Carney, was born January 6, 1845, in 
West Dresden, Maine, and died in Richmond, Maine, 
March 31, 1902. 

For many years she traveled extensively, living for a 
time in San Francisco, Cal. She returned to Rich- 
mond when her mother died in 1885 and married an 
old schoolmate and settled there. She married first 
Mr. Charles F. Gihon, in Sioux City, Iowa, and later 
Mr. Charles Frederick Gorham, in Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Gorham lives in Richmond, Maine. 

Mrs. Gorham was enthusiastic in collecting data about 
her branch (James Carney, Sr.) of the family and 
wrote for Mr. Charles E. Allen of Cedar Grove, 
Maine, a sketch of the family, which appeared in his 
" Huguenot Settlers in Dresden, Maine." 

Mrs. Gorham was peculiarly sensitive to publicity and 


in October 1895, she wrote me : " Now that I have 
written the sketch over at your request and made it 
as far as possible include the entire (James, Sr.) family, 
I want to have it clearly understood that I am not to 
be mentioned in connection with it, for I have simply 
gathered the facts together for you to use or cast 
aside as you see fit." 

During her cheery life this request was observed, but 
now that she has gone, it would be most ungracious not 
to publicly acknowledge her generous assistance in 
searching for family facts. Her gifts of old letters, 
photographs, daguerreotypes and tiles from the fire- 
place in the old Carney house, have made the labor 
on this little volume so much more interesting to the 
(e) Osgood Howard Carney, the fifth child of D. William 
and Catherine Morrison-Carney, was born June 10, 

His early boyhood was passed in Dresden and Rich- 
mond, Maine, where he attended the public schools 
and academy. 

In May, 1872, he moved to South Dakota, where he en- 
tered mercantile life. He was elected vice-president 
of the South Dakota Merchants' Association, and is 
now president of the Retail Merchants' Association in 
Yankton, S. D. 

He married on May 8, 1872, Miss Carrie Foster, born 
June 20, 1853, daughter of Samuel S. and Frances 
Ripley-Foster. Her father was born in Salisbury, 
Conn., while her mother's family lived in Spafford, 
K Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carney are members of the Congregational 
denomination. They have had three children : 
1. Foster DeWitt Carney, born September 16, 1873, married 


November 17, 1897, Miss Cora Westfall, of Waterloo, 

They have had two children : 

(a) Daughter, born January 2, 1902, died January 16, 

1902, at Waterloo, Iowa. 

(b) Mary Clarissa, born April 14, 1903, Yankton, S. D. 

2. Kate Morrison Carney, born November 15,1874, married on 
November 27, 1893, Mr. Carl E. Bigelow, of Detroit, Mich- 
igan, born June 6, 1865, and died in Dallas, Texas, October 
10, 1899. Their one child, Ruth, was born September 12, 

3. Carroll Earl Carney, born August 12, 1890, died December 
3, 1890. 


Sarah Bell Carney. 

Sarah Bell Carney, the fourth daughter of James, Sr., 
and Joanna Marson-Carney, was born December 5, 1813. 
She died January 16, 189-1. She was of a singularly lovable 
disposition. Her domestic life was beautiful. In her home 
she lived in an atmosphere of flowers and friends, ever 
given to hospitality and eager to offer comfort to those in 
distress. During her own illness she was always cheerful 
and desirous of making those near and dear to her suffer 
less on her account. 

She married Thomas Conery, Esq., of Boston, Mass. By 
this marriage there were three daughters : 

(a) Sarah Elizabeth. 

(l>) Anna Bell. 

(c) Emma S. 

Mr. Conery was for many years identified with the Sand- 
wich Glass Company ; later he became a partner with Mr. 
Cyrus Butterick in the express business, being appointed by 
President Pierce to attend to all government work of that 
nature. At the time of the Boston fire he had all of the 
gold of the Custom House on one of his wagons under his 
supervision and surrounded by a guard of soldiers. His 
love for horses, and indeed all animals, was shown not alone 
in owning the handsomest horses in Boston, but also in the 
fact that he was one of the first five who advocated that a 
law be passed for the prevention of cruelty to animals. He 
was a handsome man, of magnificent physique, being over 
six feet in height, and, like his beloved wife, of a genial 
temperament, gathering around him hosts of friends. 

He retired from active life in business at the age of sixty- 
two, and died from blood-poisoning six years later. He was 


of English descent, his father coming to Boston with his 
brother and two sisters. Mr. Conery's younger brother, 
John Quincy Adams Conery, died about five years ago. 

The Misses Anna Bell, and Sarah Elizabeth Conery, have 
inherited all the amiable qualities of their parents, and 
whether at their charming home in Boston, or at their 
country place at Hull, Mass., relatives and friends are always 
sure of that rare, cordial welcome, which rests and soothes 
those who are in need of refreshment. Through their kind- 
ness the only letters of Suzanne Goux (dictated to her chil- 
dren and written by them in a childish hand) have come 
into possession of the writer. The Misses Conery own the 
French Hymnal, formerly the property of Suzanne Goux. 








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Clara Jane Carney. 

Clara Jane Carney, the fifth daughter of James, Sr., and 
Joanna Marson-Carney, never married. 

She was a good, true, frank and open-hearted woman. 

A favorite with all her brothers and sisters, respected by 
all who knew her. 

She was born on August 28, 1816, and died June 14, 1881. 


Thomas Johnson Carney. 

Thomas Johnson Carney, fourth son of James, Sr., and 
Joanna Marson-Carney, was born June 10, 1818, and died 
May 4, 1871. He preferred a studious life and was educated 
for the Universalist ministry. He studied with the Eev. 
James P. Weston, of Gardiner, Maine, and, on June 4, 1848, 
was ordained a minister of that denomination, in Philadel- 
phia, Penn. On May 1, 1849, he was married to Miss Julia 
Fletcher, born April 6, 1823, daughter of Joshua and Nabby 
Warren -Fletcher, of Lancaster, Mass. She has been an au- 
thor of great popularity, and, while a teacher in the Boston 
Public School, wrote for her class, 

" Little drops of water, 
Little grains of sand, 
Make the mighty ocean, 
And the pleasant land." 

In her own words this is how she came to write it. 

" The end of the school year was near at hand and many of 
the teachers became interested in a system of shorthand, 
then known as phonography. It was the first attempt at 
shorthand writing that had ever been made in this country 
and its introduction naturally created some little speculation 
as to its practicability, especially among the school teach- 
ers. The system was taught then by Andrews and Boyle, 
of 21 School Street. One day I attended a session of the 
class after studying up some of the characters beforehand. 
After the fundamental principles had been explained we 
were asked to compose something in the phonographic char- 
acters, spelling each word according to sound. It was sug- 
gested that the smaller the words the better the results, both 
in regard to speed and accuracy. With this suggestion in 


mind I sat down at one of the school desks and penned in 
stenographic characters the following : 

"Little drops of water, 
Little grains of sand, 
Make the mighty ocean, 
And the pleasant land." 

" That afternoon when I went home I found a young man 
waiting for some ' scraps,' as the editor called them, for a 
Sunday School publication, now called the Myrtle. I had 
nothing on hand, but remembering the verse which I had 
written in shorthand I rewrote it and added a couple more 
verses. The paper published the poem in full, and soon 
after it was copied by all the leading papers of the country. 
Later the words were set to music with the result that it 
has become one of the most familiar songs in our Sunday 
Schools, primary schools and kindergartens." 

Mrs. Carney has written other well known songs. We 
mention only two — " Fill your Home with Sunshine," and 
" Deal gently with the Erring." She was also a regular 
contributor to " The Ladies' Kepository." 

The Rev. Thomas Carney had pastorates at "Wayne Vil- 
lage, Maine ; Cooperstown, N. Y. ; Sycamore, 111. ; Frank- 
lin Grove, 111., and at Beloit,Wis. Failing health necessitated 
his giving up a settled pastorate, and becoming a resident of 
Galesburg, 111., he preached as a missionary in many differ- 
ent places until his death, which was caused by having been 
thrown from his horse. Of their nine children, 
Amanda Joanna, born February 9, 1850, married, Febru- 
ary 26, 1880, Harlan F. Robertson, Esq., of Galesburg, 111. 
They have one child, Mary Eleanore, born March 26, 1885. 
William Thomas, born July 8, 1852, died August 24, 1872, 
while a sophomore in Lombard University. 
Fletcher, the second son, born October 18, 1853, was edu- 
cated at Lombard University and is a prominent lawyer in 


Galesburg, having been city attorney for many consecutive 

He conducted the celebrated Galesburg "Waterworks case, 
which he carried successfully through all the local courts, 
and which was affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United 
States in favor of the city. 

Mr. Carney married June 6, 1883, Miss Jennie L. Gaddis, 
and has three children : 

{a) Winifred, b. March 18, 1884. 

(b) Eugenia, b. October 29, 1888. 

(c) Harold Fletcher, b. September 20, 1890. 

4. James "Weston, the third son of Eev. Thomas Carney, was 
born on March 2, 1862. He was graduated by Lombard 
University, and later received a degree from the Divinity 
School of Tufts College in Massachusetts. He assumed 
charge of the Liberal Congregational Church at Holyoke, 
Mass., and has also been Chaplain of the 2d Regiment Mass. 

5. Eugene Francis, fourth son of Rev. Thomas Carney, was 
born November 3, 1864. He was graduated by Lombard 
University and became the founder and editor of the " Lom- 
bard Review." For several years he was city editor of the 
" Galesburg Plaindealer," at the same time acting in the 
capacity of special correspondent of several leading Chicago 
and St. Louis papers. He died suddenly in 1887, while act- 
ing as clerk in the Illinois Senate. 

The following children of Rev. Thomas and Julia Fletcher- 
Carney died in infancy : 
6 and 7. Twin son and daughter, Maine and Illinois, born 
May 5, 1855 ; Maine died October 4, 1855 ; Illinois died Oc- 
tober 14, 1855. 

8. Julia Louisa, born October 21, 1856, died March 24, 1858. 

9. Charles Henry, born September 3, 1858, died April 13, 1859. 


Osgood Carney. 

Osgood Carney, the tenth child of James, Sr., and Joanna 
Marson-Carney, was born April 10, 1820. He followed the 
sea, being a captain, until his death on December 8, 1845. 
He was unmarried. 

Howard Carney. 

Howard Carney, the eleventh child of James, Sr., and 
Joanna Marson-Carney, was born April 15, 1822. He was 
educated in the Dresden schools and became president of 
the musical society there. He died, unmarried, May 1, 



Octavia Elizabeth Carney. 

Octavia Elizabeth Carney, the twelfth and youngest child 
of James, Sr., and Joanna Marson-Carney, was born Octo- 
ber 27, 1824. As a child she attended the schools in Dres- 
den, Maine, later becoming a resident member of the noted 
academy in Gardiner, Maine. She was gifted with a very 
fine voice and took a prominent part in the Musical Society 
of Dresden, of which her brother was the president. She 
has been an active member in the Unitarian Society in New- 
ton Centre, Mass., where she resides. She was married on 
June 12, 1859, in Baltimore, Md., to Mr. Thomas Wilson, 
of York, England. Mr. Wilson was engaged in the book 
publishing business, until his death in February, 1886. 
Their children, two daughters, reside in Newton Centre, 

(a) Cora Bell. 

(J) Victoria Adelaide, b. December 21, 1864, married Au- 
gust 22, 1885, Dr. Charles Corken, born July 25, 1848, 
in Birmingham, England. He was the son of Mar- 
garet Nanfan (of Worcester, England,) and William 
Duncan Corken (of Edinburgh, Scotland). Dr. and 
Mrs. Corken have three children : 
(a) Gladys, b. May 8, 1887. 
{b) Ruth, b. March 31, 1890. 
(e) Charles Victor, b. September 25, 1895. 


Nancy Cakney. 

Nancy Carney, the tenth child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, was born June 10, 1776, died in 1865. She is 
said to have married first, a Mr. William Isbestos, who was 
lost at sea, having been captured by pirates. On October 14, 
1798, she married Mr. Andrew Peters, born in Andover, 
Mass., October 26, 1771, died April 9, 1825, in Wiscasset, 
Maine. He was the son of Sergeant Andrew Peters and 
Hannah Kimball-Peters. For the information concerning 
the descendants of Nancy Carney Peters, the writer is in- 
debted to Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, of New York City 
(her valuable genealogy of the Peters family has just been 
issued), who kindly placed the following data at the writer's 
disposal. Children of Nancy Carney and Andrew Peters : 
William Peters, born in New Castle, Maine, March 9, 1799, 
died in Oakland, CaL, June 15, 1885. He married in 1835, 
in the Parish of Potsea, County of Southampton, England, 
Miss Cicely Silver, daughter of William and Frances Nyren 
Silver. The issue of this union follows : 
(a) William Bonaventure Peters, born in Le Havre, France, 
died in Oakland, CaL, in 1875. He married in 1864, 
in Washington, D. C, Miss Margaret Major. They 
had three children : 
(1) William J. Peters, who has been connected with 
the United States Geological Survey, and, in 1903, 
second in command of the Ziegler Expedition to 
the Arctic region, representing the National Geo- 
graphical Society. 


(2) Mrs. Cecile Peters Yon Sieberlich, who resides in 
San Francisco, Cal. 


(b) Cicely Frances Peters, born in Le Havre, France, mar- 

ried in Washington, D. C, Mr. Francis Boarman and 
residing in San Francisco, Cal., in 1903. 

(c) Andrew Vincent Peters, born in France, died in Eugene, 

Oregon, May 12, 1901. 

(d) Albert Kichard Peters, born in France, February 10, 

1835, resides in "Worcester, Mass. He is a priest in 
the Church of Rome and a member of the Society of 

(e) Joseph Chrysostom, born in France, married in San 

Francisco, Cal., Miss Alice Cain (who was born in 
England) the daughter of Mr. Edward Cain and his 
wife Alice. They had nine children, four sons and 
five daughters, and live in San Francisco, California. 

(/) Mary Harriet Peters, born in Ingouville, France ; 
resides in San Francisco, Cal. 

{g) Arthur Silver Peters, born in Savona, N. Y. He mar- 
ried in San Francisco, Cal., Miss Agnes Lancaster, 
daughter of Mr. Lucas Lancaster. They have had 
seven children. 

(h) Ignatius Kemble Peters, born in Georgetown, D. C, 
died June 12, 1901, in Eugene, Oregon. He married 
in Eugene, Oregon, Miss Eudora Henderson, daughter 
of Mr. Richard Henderson. No issue. 

U. Sarah Carney Peters, second child of Nancy Carney and 
Andrew Peters, was born in Newcastle, Maine, July 14, 
1800, died in 1888, unmarried. She removed to Indiana 
with her mother. 

3. Andrew Peters, third child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 


Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, January 7, 1802, died at 
sea on the Schooner " Grecian," July 13, 1828. 

4. Albert Kimble, fourth child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 
Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, September 4, 1803. 

5. Hiram Peters, fifth child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 
Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, March 9, 1805, died July 
21, 1805. 

6. Nancy Peters, sixth child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 
Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, September 21, 1806, mar- 
ried Mr. Thomas McNally. 

7. Kiah Bailey Peters, seventh child of Nancy Carney and 
Andrew Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, March 27, 1808. 

8. Nathaniel Peters, eighth child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 
Peters, born in Newcastle, Maine, January 20, 1811. 

9. Harriet Peters, ninth child of Nancy Carney and Andrew 
Peters, born " probably in Alna, Maine," married Mr. Joseph 
Van Kirk. In 1847 Mrs. Nancy Peters resided in New Al- 
bany, Floyd County, Indiana, with her three daughters. 


William Howe Carney. 

William Howe Carney, the eleventh child of Mark and 
and Suzanne Goux-Carney, was born January 28, 1778. 

He was baptized by Rev. Jacob Bailey on March 28, 1778. 
The Rev. Mr. Bailey having been on a visitation during 
February, evidently caused this delay. "William Howe Car- 
ney died at St. George, Newfoundland, in 1800. He was 


Abigail Carney. 

Abigail Carney, the twelfth child of Mark and Suzanne 
Goux-Carney, was born May 5, 1780. In the baptismal rec- 
ord of Trinity Church, Boston, Mass., is recorded, " Abigail, 
dau, of Mark Carney, by Susanna Gouge, his wife, Aug. 24, 
1780." Her sponsors are recorded as " Mr. Burns, Mrs. Mor- 
rison and Mrs. McElroy." This gives the clue to about the 
time when the family moved from Pownalboro to Boston. 

Abigail Carney married Mr. Nathaniel Benson. Their 
children were as follows : 

1. John H. Benson, born May 28, 1803. 

2. Catherine Benson, born August 2, 1805. 

3. Lucia B. Benson, born May 8, 1807. 

4. Susan II. Benson, born October 14, 1809. 

5. Caroline L. Benson, born November 15, 1811. 

6. Abigail Benson, born July 12, 1813. 

7. Eveline Benson, born July 7, 1815. 

The End. 


Abbott, Abiel, 86 

EbenezerT., 106, 109 

George, 110 

Hortense, 105 

Ruth H., 106, 110 

Susan, 150 
Adams, Ashur, 84 

J., 121 
Aiken, John, 87, 88 
Ainsworth, Addie M., 132 
Bertha, 132 
" David, 132 

Ethel H., 132 
Alexander, John, 161 
Allen, Charles E., 192 
Anderson, Ada M., 145 
Andrew, John A., 89 
Andrews, Hannah, 32 
John, 32, 34 
Austria, Empress of, 24 
Averell, Mr., 53 
Averill, Susannah, 119 
Avery, John, 87 

Badger, Thomas, 57 
Bailey, Jacob, 31, 34, 45, 158, 159, 
162, 206 

Thomas J., 84 
Baker, Jane, 163 
John, 163 
Bangs, Edward D., 63 
Barker, Turner, 167 
Barney, Eva M. E., 181 

Jennie T., 181 

Levi C, 181 
Barry, William, Rev., 85, 97, 100 
Bartholdi, M., 23 
Bartlett, Elisha, 86 
Bas, Joseph, 3 
Batterson, James G., 107 


Bedlow, Mrs. A. L., 80 
Beedy, George M., 152 
Beers, William H., 108, 109 
Bell, Abigail M., 54 
" Benjamin, 54, 70 
" Sarah, 54 
Bellows, John, 60 
Benson, Abigail, 182, 207 
Caroline L., 207 
Catherine, 207 
Eveline, 207 
John H., 207 
Lucia B., 75, 76, 207 
Lucia C, 75, 76, 81, 82, 83, 

Nathaniel, 75, 182, 207 
Susan H., 207 
Bent, Almira, 135, 136, 137 
" Crosby, 135 
" John, 135 
Berrian, Maj. and Mme., 46 
Beuclin, M., 13, 15, 16, 26, 27 
Bigelow, Carl E., 194 

Henry J., 105 
Ruth, 194 
Bixby, Gladys M., 183 
Harold O., 183 
John L., 183 
John L., Jr., 183 
Katherine M., 183 
Leon G., 183 
Black, Edith C, 154 
Florence, 154 
Frederick, 154 
Sarah A., 154 
Blaine, James G., 139 
Blanc, Catherine, 29 
Blanchard, Amos, 85 
David, 170 
Oliver, 164 


Blanchard, Theophilus, 182 
Blaney, Mr., 40 
Boarman, Francis, 204 
Boillon, Catherine, 29 
Bonhotal, Catherine, 13, 17, 28 

" Jeanne, 13, 17, 28 

Booker, Clifford A., 155 
Clyde R., 155 
Daniel, 154 
" Harvey C, 154 
Percy H., 155 
" Raymond G., 155 
Bouteiller, Catherine, 28 
Bowditch, Henry I., 105 
Bowdoin, Gov. 162 
" James, 33 

William, 8 
Bowman, Jona., 10 
Brackett, Miss, 112 
Brand, Eben N., 152 

Roscoe O., 152 
Brann, Alice M., 153 
Angelia C, 153 
Elmer B., 153 
Florence H., 153 
Glenwood J., 153 
" Helena R., 153 
Herbert W., 153 
John, 153 
" La Forest J., 153 
Willis E., 153 
Breckenridge, Lucian S., 83 
Brookings, Susannah B., 191 

Wilmot W., 191 
Brooks, Gov., 156 
Brown, Helen A., 147 

" John, 1, 8 
Brownell, George, 86 
Buck, Mrs., 183 
Buckingham, Charles E., 105 
Bugnon, Catherine, 27 

" Suzanne, 29 

Bugnont, James, 3 

John, 2 
Bullard, Jemima, 93 
Joanna L., 93 
Seth, 93 
Bullfinch, Charles, 59 
Burgess, Anne, 160 

Burgess, Ellen, 160 

James D., 160 
Burns, Mr., 207 
Burnside, General, 123 
Burt, Florence, 134 
" Jance C, 134 
" John, 134 
Butland, Alfred M., 152 
" Alonzo, 152 

Daniel C, 151 
" Daniel, Jr., 152 
" Eliza A., 152 
" Elvira M., 152 
" George B., 152 

James M., 152 
John C. F., 152 
Lawrence A., 152 
Richard O., 152 
" Sophronia, 152 
Susannah C, 152 
Uriah, 152 
Butler, Benj. F., 88, 89, 100 
Butterick, Cyrus, 195 

Cabot, S., Jr., 105 
Cain, Alice, 204 

" Edward, 204 
Carlisle, Decatur, 163 

John, 163 
" John D., 163 

Carney, Abigail, 41, 43, 44, 75, 182, 

Adaline, 63 

AddieM., 134 

Addison, 63, 147 
" Alice, 96 
" Alice G., 141 
" Alice I., 136 

Alice M., 134 

Alice W., 82 
" Allura, 150 
" Almira B., 135, 136, 137 
" Amanda, 164 
" Amanda J., 199 

Ann, 63, 125, 129 

Anna B., 191 

Annie E., 170, 178 
" Artena M., 82 

Arthur P., 82 



y, Benjamin B., 54, 67 


Benson, 182 


Bessie W., 81 


Caroline A., 175 


Caroline G., 42, 76, 78, 



Carrie F., 103 


Carroll E., 194 


Catherine, 43, 44, 57 


Catherine M., 1S9, 191, 



Cecelia A. M., 139, 141 

, 142 


Charles A., 110 


Charles H., 200 


Charles J., 122, 123 


Charles T., 96, 97, 98 


Clara, 96 


Clara A., 191 


Clara J., 197 


Clara W., 190 


Clarence E., 140, 143 


Clarissa, 5 


Clifton P., 134 


Clinton V., 131 


Cora M., 136, 137 


Cora W., 193 


Daniel, 4, 5, 30, 32, 37 

, 39, 

41, 43, 44, 46, 47 to 57, 60 

to 68, 72, 74, 75, 84, 118 to 

121, 125, 129, 130, 


13S, 144, 145, 147, 


149, 156, 162, 165 


Daniel L., 136 


Daniel W., 133 


Daniel William, 54, 72, 
189, 191, 192, 193 



Donald W., 190 


Donna B., 191 


Doris L., 141 


Edward B., 101 


Edwin A., 131 


Edwin Alphonso, 134 


Edwin H., 63, 125, 




Edwin L., 130 


Edwin S., 83 


Eldorous A., 131 


Eliza, 63 


Eliza J., 130 


Eliza W., 63, 144 

Carney, Elizabeth, 30, 32, 41, 43, 44, 
46, 50, 53, 118, 120, 125, 
129, 130 

Elroy E., 130 

Emeline, 63, 125, 127 

Ethel B., 83 

Ethel L., 134 

Eugene F., 200 
" Eugenia, 200 

Evalena, 130 

Evaline V., 132 

Fessenden V., 42, 83 

Fletcher, 199 

Florence, 131 

Florence E., 134 

Foster DeW., 193 

Franklin I., 140, 141 

Franklin L., 32, 58, 63, 138, 
141, 142, 143,148 

Franklin M., 190 

Frederick A., 136 

Frederick W., 182 
" Gardiner L., 134 

George E., 130 

George F., 178 
" George J., 96, 100 

George S., 101 

Georgie E., 130 

Gertrude M., 134 
" Gladys E., 141 

Harold E., 81 

Harold F., 200 
" Henrietta, 63, 145 

Henry, 63, 135, 136, 137 

Henry B., 136 

Henry F., 136 
" Herbert C, 82 
" Horace H., 96 
" Hortense A., 68, 105, 110 

Hortense A., Jr., 110, 112 
" Howard, 201 

Hugh T., 190 

Ida E., 134 

Illinois, 200 

Iva A., 140, 142 

James, 4, 30, 34, 37, 41, 43, 
52, 53, 57, 68, 69, 84, 156, 
162 to 165, 180, 185, 192, 
195, 197, 198, 201, 202 


Carney, James, Jr., 164, 165, 


\T2, 175 


James A., 100 


James G., 3, 4, 54, 73, 74, 84, 

86 to 89, 91, 93 to 97, 



, 185 


James H., 176 


James W., 200 


Jane, 34, 43, 158 


Jennie M., 191 


Joanna, 7, 34, 43, 159, 


165, 180, 182, 185, 


197, 198, 201, 202 


John, 132 


John D. O., 175 


John V., 63, 149 


John W., 190 


Joseph, 63, 130 


Josephine E., 75 


Josiah W., 63, 121 


Julia F., 192, 198, 200 


Julia L., 200 


Kate M., 193, 194 


Liddie I., 136 


Louisa M., 182, 183 


Lubelle B., 148 


Lucia M., 81 


Lucinda E., 170, 177 


Luther, 147 


Mabel J., 148 


Mabel Jennette, 134 


Maine, 200 


Margaret, 43, 44, 49, 50, 



Maria E., 183 


Marion, 141 


Mark, 3 to 7, 10, 23, 30 to 35, 

37, 40, 41, 43 to 47, 


151, 156, 158, 159, 


203, 206, 207 


Mark, 2d, 182 


Mary, 43, 45, 92 


Mary A., 132, ISO 


Mary O, 75, 194 


Mary Cobb, 75 


Mary E., 136 


Mary Elizabeth, 121 


Mary H., 96, 113, 114, 


Carney, Mary T., 54, 66, 156 

Mary W., 121, 125, 129, 130, 

131, 132, 135, 138, 144, 

145, 147, 148, 149 
Matilda C, 190, 191 
Maud I., 148 
Melinda, 163 
Mildred, 131 
Mildred I., 143 
Molly, 34, 44, 49 
Nancy, 43, 203, 204 
Nathaniel B., 54, 68, 118 
NeUie L. W., 134 
Norman H., 147 
Octavia E., 202 
Osgood, 54, 120, 201 
Osgood H., 193 
Osgood W., 130 
Philip D., 110 
Philip W., 83 
Richard I., 141 
Robert F., 83 
Rosa L., 136 
Roswell, 147 
Ruth M., 141 
Ruthy, 34, 158 
Samuel P., 63, 132, 133, 134 
Samuel P., Jr., 134 
Sarah A. B., 179 
Sarah B., 53, 54, 65 to 68, 70, 

72, 75, 84, 118, 119, 120, 

165, 195 
Sarah W., 191 
Serena M., 184 
Sidney O, 134 
Siloam, 136 
Sydney H., 68, 69, 70, 96, 

103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110 
Sydney H., Jr., 107, 110, 111 
Susannah, 9, 41, 42, 43, 44, 

51, 54, 57, 68, 70, 156, 157 
Thomas J., 198, 199, 200 
Walter L., 134 
Warren O., 81 
Washington I., 134 
Webster H., 136 
Willard C. G., 82 
William, 34, 41, 54, 67, 69, 

75, 76, 81, 83 


Carney, William A., 133 
" William B., 75, 76 
" William D., 189, 190, 
William H., 43 
" William Howe, 206 

William T., 199 
Winnifred, 200 
Cass, Angenora, 154 
" Daniel Van B., 154 
" Edith E., 154 
" Elmer, 154 
" Fay, 154 
" George, 154 
" George E., 154 
" James H., 154 
" John, 154 
" John, Jr., 154 
" Llewellyn, 154 
" Lucinda M., 154 
" Luella M., 154 
" Mark C, 154 
" Olive L. A., 154 
Champney, J. W., 112 
Chandler, Hannah, 110 
Chardon, Peter, 1 
Chase, Anna W., 129 
" C.C., 103, 104 
Eibridge, 129 
Thomas, 129 
Chesneau, Catherine de, 6 
Clancy, Ann, 12 

Daniel, 33 

David, 4, 5, 12, 31, 33, 34, 

Elizabeth, 9, 12 
George, 12 
" Margaret, 12 
Mary, 12 
Clapp, Joshua, 93 
Clark, Henry G., 106 
John, 87, 88 
Rosa B., 182 
Cobb, Elizabeth Y., 75 
Cobby, John, 190 

Matilda, 190 
Matilda M., 190 
Coffin, William, 56 
Colburn, Warren, 86 

Cole, Charles J., 130 

" Edna A., 146 

" Elsie S., 146 

" Frank E., 145 

" Gertrude L., 146 

" Grace I., 146 

" Harold G., 145 

" Howard E., 145, 146 

" Marion L., 146 

" Minnie C. E., 145 

" Percy M., 145 

" Ray L., 145 

" Ruth E., 146 

" Stephen R., 145 

" Stephen R., Jr., 130, 145 

" William A., 145 

Collis, George, 176 

" Oliver D., 176 

Thirza, 176 

Colyer, Mr., Rev., 178 

Condon, Ernest L., 177 

Jean E., 177 

Conery, Anna B., 30, 195, 196 

" Emma S., 195 

John Q. A., 196 

Sarah B. C, 195 

Sarah E., 30, 195, 196 

Thomas, 195 

Constable, Charlotte, 130 

" Joanna C, 130 

William, 130 

Cook, Caroline A., 175 

" Caroline M., 176 

" Catherine M., 175 

" James, 88 

" John, 175 

" John M., 175 

Cooper, William, 37, 39 

Corken, Charles, 202 

Charles V., 202 

Gladys, 202 

Margaret N., 202 

Ruth, 202 

William D., 202 

Coulomb,)., . , „ ,, , _ ... 
_. , ' > Mane, 13, 14, 15, 30 
Coulon, ) 

Crosby, Susan C, 91 

Curtis, Albert, 121 

Gushing, Charles, 10 


Cuvier, M., 24 

Dale, Dr., 106 

Dalton, John C, 87, 105 

Damon, Hepsibeth, 156, 170, 175 

Joshua, 170 
Dana, Lucy, 113 

" Moses W., 51 
Daniels, Thomas E., 121 
Davis, George A., 121 

" William, 160 
Day, Chester H., 181 
Emma R., 181 
" Frank C, 181 
" Ralph L., 181 
" T. F. G., 181 
Dean, Alice L., 99 

Benjamin, 99 
Ellen, 99 
Debbins, Eva, 132 
Debloise, George, 55 
Dieny, Rev. Mr., 13, 14, 15, 24, 25 
Dodge, Nathaniel, 152 
Doe, Arthur F., 142 
" Arthur L., 142 
" Cecelia I., 142 
" Hannah P., 142 
Levi B., 142 
Dubois, Judith, 17, 27, 28 

Rev. L., 14, 24 
Duer, Arlina, 145 
Dumaresq, James, 55, 56 
Susannah, 56 
Dunbar, Frank E., 115 
John F., 115 
Theresa McD., 115 
Dunton, Joseph, 156 
Duvernoy, Clement, 5, 24, 25 

Earl, John O., 191 
" Morris, 191 
" Ogden M., 191 
Eastman, A. L., 75 

Benjamin, 75 
Clara R. W., 127 
Emeline C, 30, 47, 125 

Moses, Jr., 125, 127 
Eaton, William B., 162 

Edson, Rev. Theodore, 86, 100 
Eliot, John, 85 
Elliot, Andrew, 160 

Belle B., 160 

Lillian M., 181 
" William, 181 
Ellis, Calvin, 105 

" Joseph, 51 
Emerson, Samuel, 10, 32 
Eustis, Gov., 61 

Faivre, Catherine E., 29 
Faxon, Deacon, 162 
Feltman, Allura E., 127 
" Anna D., 127 

" Annie R., 127 

Charles L., 127 
" Charles L., Jr., 127 
Clara B., 127 
Edwin F., 128 
Emma N., 127 
Eva G., 127 
Frederick W., 127 
Harry G., 127, 128 
Maud D., 127 
Permelia D., 127 
Fessenden, John, 57 

William P., 192 
Finch, Letitia, 159 
Fitch, Jonas, 7 
Flather, Drusilla, 116 

Drusilla D., 116 
" Frederick, 116 

Frederick A., 116 
Joseph, 116 
Rogers, 116 
Fletcher, Joshua, 198 
" Julia, 198 

Nabby W., 198 
Flower, Anabel, 191 

W. D., 191 
Foster, Abby, 111 
Carrie, 193 
Frances R., 193 
" James, 40 

General, 123 
Samuel S., 193 
Fox, Jesse, 88 
Freeman, Joshua, 8 


French, Cyril, 86 

Gaddis, Jennie L., 200 
Gamball, George, 40 
Gardiner, George H., 170 

John S. J., 55, 56 
" Mary, 56 

Silvester, 33 
Gaubert, Nicholas, 167 
Gay, Charles H., 127 
George H., 105 
" Stephen H., 127 
George, Willard C, 171 
Gerry, Elb ridge, 57 
Gihon, Charles F., 192 
Gleason, Lewis P., 184 
Glidden, Elisha, 86 
Goodwin, Robert, 57 
" Samuel, 7 

Gookin, Squire, 40 
Gorham, Charles F., 192 
Julia F. C, 192 
Gould, Augustus A., 105 
Goux, Goud, Gough, Gout, Gowe, 
Abraham, 14 
Adam, 13, 16, 17, 27, 28 
Catherine, 11, 15 
Daniel, Sr. and Jr., 7 to 10, 12 
to 15, 17, 18 to 21, 26 to 29, 
David, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 26, 

27, 29 
Elizabeth, 5, 11, 12, 14, 17, 

27, 33, 47, 48 
Georges, 2, 5, 7 to 10, 14, 17, 

18, 34, 48, 49, 159 
Georges E., 28 
G. G. S., 20 
Jacques, 27, 28, 29 
Jean, 27 
Jean C, 27 
Jean D., 17, 27, 28 
Jean F., 27 

Jean G., 14, 15, 17, 29, 30 
Jean J., 28 
Jean N., 27 
Jean P., 29 
Jules L., 28 

Goux, Goud, Gough, Gout, Gowe, 
Marie, 14, 29 
Marie E., 28 
Peter, 2, 3, 11, 13 
Pierre, 13 to 17, 19, 26 to 29 
Pierre F., 29 
Pierre J., 28 
Rodolphe, 15, 26 
Servois le, 15, 26 
Solomon, 14, 17, 29 
Suzanne, 1, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17 
to 22, 24, 28, 30, 31 to 33, 
35 to 37, 42 to 49, 62, 125, 
126, 151, 156, 158, 159, 162, 
192, 203, 206 
Grant, Minnie E., 146 
Graves, Mr., 103 
Gray, William, 84, 95 
Great, Frederick the, 23 
Green, John O., 86 
Richard, 55 
Greenhalge, Frederick T., 91 
Greenwood, Nella G., 127 
Griffen, Harriet, 81 
" Horatio, 81 
" Martha E., 81 

Hale, Edward E., Rev., 177 
Hall, Asa, 88 
" Isaac, 122 
" Persis S., 122 
" Sarah, 121 
" William T., 172 
Hancock, John, 33 
Hanks, Elizabeth G., 91 
Harding, Clara L., 136 

Siloam W., 136 
Virgil, 136 
Harley, Edwin W., 144 
" ' Parker C, 144 
Harrison, Benjamin, 149 
Hartshorn, Joseph, 93 

Thomas, 93 
Hastings, Richard L., 88 
Hatch, Jabez, 56 
Hathorn, Frederick E., 179 
James, 179 
James E., 179 


Hathorn James K., 167 

Nancy B., 179 
" Sarah A. B., 175, 179 

Heath, Rev. William, 106 
Henderson, Eudora, 204 
Richard, 204 
Hewes, Joseph, 110 
Joshua, 110 
" Mary, 110 
Hodgkin, C. N., 150 

Laura M., 150 
Hollis, George F., 182 
George S., 183 
Louisa M. C, 182, 183 
William S., 183 
Holloway, Arod B., 145, 146 

Etta M., 146 
Hollowell, Benjamin, 33 
Holstein, Princess of, 24 
Homans, John, 105 
Hopkins, Britemarte, 143 
Hopkinson, Thomas, 88 
Hosmer, Jane E., 91 
Houdlette, Charles E., 9, 34 
" James, 167 

M. Adelaide (Preface) 
Hovey, Charles, 87 
Howard, Daniel C, 156 

Daniel O., 156, 157 
Ebenezer, 156 
Mary T., 156 

Susannah C, 41, 156, 157 
William H., 156 
William W., 66, 156, 170, 
Hoxie, Charles O., 161 
" Georgiana E., 161 
" Henry, 160 
James V., 161 
Susan J., 161 
Hudson, Henry, Rev., 182 

James S., 152 
Hunt, Ella, 160 
Judah, 40 
Miranda, 160 
Robert, 160 
Hunter, Rev. H., 66 
Huntington, Elisha, 90 
Hutchinson, Ann, 113 

Irving, Mrs. Theodore, 112 
Isbestos, William, 203 
Iselin, Catherine, 27 

" Suzanne, 13, 17, 26, 29 

Jacob, Daniel, 3 
Jacoe, Dennis, 3 
Jacot, The Misses, 18, 19 
Jaccot, Catherine V., 20 
Daniel, 20 
David, 20 
Jacob, 20 
Jeanne, 14 
" Jonas, 20 
Jackins, James, 41 
" Joanna, 41 

" Susannah C, 159 

Jackson, Bessie A., 136 
" Francis, 60, 61 

Frederick M., 136 
Henry C, 136 
" James, 136 
" James, Jr., 136 
J. B. S., 105 
John F., 136 
Joseph, 153 
Louisa, 153 
" Margaret, 153 
William M., 153 
Jacqueen, James J., 7, 159 
Jakin, Christopher, 34 
Jalot, Daniel, 2 
Jaquin, James F., 3 
Johnston, Alexander, 179 
Jordan, J. W., 190 

Kelley, Delia C, 127 
Edward, 44 
" Lieut., 135 
Kendrick, George W., 131 
" James A., 131 

Phcebe E. S., 131 
Kidder, Richard, 10 
Kirkwood, Aunt, 70 
Eliza, 144 
" James, 37, 39, 40, 118, 

120, 138 
Knox, Alexander, Jr., 132 
" Elizabeth, 132 


Knox, Emma L. T., 132 
" Eva A., 132 

LaFayette, General, 61, 62, 138 
Lancaster, Agnes, 204 

Annie F., 160 
Caroline B., 160 
Charles W., 160 
Elias S., 160 
" Frederick, 160 

Frederick W., 160 
George E., 160 
Gertrude R., 160 
" James E., 160 

James J., 159 
" Joanna C, 161 

" Joseph H., 160 

" Joseph J., 160 

" Joseph, Jr., 159 

" Lucas, 204 

William P., 159, 160 
Lang, D. G., 87 
Lapham, Maj., 4 
Lapus, Andrew, 40 
La Varie, Elizabeth de, 6 
Le Cerf, Anne, 6 
Leissner, Charles, 8, 31 
Lewis, Joel, 86 
Libby, Mary E., 163 
Lilly, George, 10 
" Lydia, 67 
Lincoln, Abraham, 94 

Levi, 62, 63 
Lithgow, Llewellyn, 167 
Lods, Georges, 12, 18, 26 
Loring, John F., 60 
Lory, Catherine E. P., 28 
Lowell, Joseph B., 153 
Luther, Count Henri E., 1 

McClean, Andrew B., 100 
Ann E. S., 100 
" Lizzie, 100 
McClellan, General, 106 
McClennachen, Rev. Mr., 31 
McDonald, Mrs. A. L., 80 
McElroy, Mrs., 207 
McKenzie, Annie E., 175, 178 
" Catherine, 179 

McKenzie, Charles G., 178 
" James, 178 

John, 178 
Margaret G., 178 
Thomas, 179 
William S., 178 
McNally, Thomas, 205 
McNeil, James, 40 

John, 40 

Mahoney, Cecelia A., 139 

" Dennis, 140 

" James, 139 

Sarah R. S., 140 
Mains, Elita R., 137 
" George L., 137 
" Walter G., 137 
" William A., 137 
" William A., Jr., 137 
Major, Margaret, 203 
Marconnet, Abraham, 6 
Charles, 6 
" Elizabeth, 6 

Henrietta, 6 
Lancelot, 6 
Louis, 6 
Marie, 6 
" Samuel P., 6 

" Suzanne, 6 

Marsh, Elizabeth, 147 
Marshall, Josiah, 60 
Marson, Abner, 41, 151 

Abner, Jr., 151, 153 
Alfred, 151, 153 
Cavalier, 153 
Celia, 153 
Charity, 153 
Daniel, 151 
Eliza, 151 
Elvira, 151 
Harvey, 151 
James C, 151, 153 
James H., 151 
" Jennie, 162 

Joanna, 162, 164, 165, 180, 

195, 197, 198, 201, 202 
Julia, 153 
Lucinda, 151, 153 
Marie, 153 
Nancy, 151, 153 


Marson, Stephen, 162 
" Victoria I., 153 
William, 151 
William H., 153 
Martin, John, 169, 175 

Lucinda, P., 169, 175 
Rachel, 169, 175 
Mason, Lowell, 109 
Mays, John, 40 
Mead, John, 88 
Mermet, Pierre, 15 

Suzanne R., 15 
Merrill, Jno., Jr., 64 
Mews, Herbert, 132 

Martha A. T., 132 
Mignerey, Catherine, 27 
" Elizabeth, 14 

Jean N., 20 
Jeanne, 27 
Marie E., 29 
Miles, Rev. H. A., 103, 113 
Minot, Francis, 105 

George R., 39, 41, 42 
Montfoucon, Sybilla, 23 
Morris, Mr., 69 
Morrison, Catherine, 185 

George McK., 185 
Mary P., 185, 186 
Mrs., 207 
Morse, Rev. Abner, 93 
" Emma, 131 
Eveline, 180 
Florence G., 131 
John, 131 
" Sally D., 118 
Samuel, 118 
Samuel F., 118 
Sarah E., 118 
Mortier, Pierre, 21 
Mosher, Jennie M., 141 
Murray, Isaac, 49 

Nann, Alexander, 136 
Isabella, 136 
Isabella H., 136 

Nichols, Perkins, 39, 42 

Nubert, Elizabeth, 27 

Nye, Mary, 10 

Oaks, Margaret M., 183 

O 'Brian, William, 4 
Odiorne, George, 84 
Oliver, Henry J., 60 
Orange, William of, 6 
Osgood, Hannah, 70 

Parker, Rev. Addison, 133 

Rev. Samuel, 44, 45, 49* 
Patterson, James, 32, 56 
Laura E., 130 
Pease, Clara T., 152 
Pennington, Mr., 168 
Perkins, H. J., 82 
Pernon, Catherine E., 29 
Perret, Abram, 20 

Catherine, 29 
" Mary E., 28, 29 
Pierre, 20 
Suzanne, 29 
Suzanne C, 28 
Peters, Albert K., 205 
Albert R., 204 
Andrew, 63, 64, 203 
Andrew, Jr., 203, 205 
Andrew V., 204 
Arthur S., 204 
Cicely, F., 204 
Edward McC. (Mrs.), 203 
Hannah K., 203 
Harriet, 205 
" Hiram, 205 

Ignatius K., 204 
Joseph O, 204 
Kiah B., 205 
Mary H., 204 
Nancy, 41, 204, 205 
Nathaniel, 205 
Sarah O, 204 
William, 203 
William B., 203 
William J., 203 
Philipse, John, 60 
Phillips, Elvina N., 152 
Pierce, President, 195 
Pierpont, Rev. John, 92 
Pitt, James, 33 
Plancon, Ann J., 27 

" Catherine E., 28, 29 
" Elizabeth 29 


Plancon, Judith, 13, 15, 29, 30 
" Pierre, 20 

" Suzanne, 28 

Pochard, John, 2, 3 

Suzanne, 1G, 17, 26, 27, 29 
Polereczky, Andrie F. de, 11 

John, 11, 166 
Pounhot, Mary E., 29 
Pownall, Thomas, 31 
Prince, Charles E., 181 

Grace R., 181 
Putnam, Joseph C, 180 
Louise, 180 
Louise H. R., 180 

Quincy, Josiah, 60 

Rawson, Artemas, 181 
" Dorcas R., 181 
E. M., 181 
Reed, Benjamin, 167 
Revere, Paul, 42 

Paul, Jr., 57 
Rhodes, Cecil, 178 
Richards, Williams, 111 
Robbins, Edward H., 60 

Elias, 56 

Robertson, Christina A., 130 

" Duncan, 130 

Harlan F., 199 
Margery McL., 130 
Mary E., 199 
Robinson, Mrs. M. A., 80 
Rogers, Alice P., 114, 116 
Colonel Jacob, 1 13 
Jacob, 113, 114, 116, 117 
John, 113 
John J., 114, 117 
Martha C, 113 
Mary C., 114, 115 
Rollins, Charles G., 175 
Enoch, 175 
Gilmore B., 175 
Martha B., 175 
Root, George F., 109, 175 
Rowe, Jno., 52 
Russell, James, 86 
Russia, Catherine Empress of, 24 
" Paul, Czarowitz of, 24 


Saint Pierre, J. H. B. de, 66 
Sanford, Alphonso, 180 
" Charles H., 180 
Edith P., 180 
Emma R., 180 
Harry A., 180 
Mabel L., 180 
Marion E., 180 
Octavia C, 1S1 
Royal, 180 
Walter B., 180 
Saumarez, Matthew, 56 
St. Gaudens, Augustus, 112 
Seabury, Edwin, Rev., 125 
Shattuck, George C, 105 
Shaw, Benjamin L., 105 

Thomas B., 91 
Shea, Robert G., 154 

" Rudolphe R. A., 154 
Shepherd, J. B., 76 
Sibley, Almira N., 123 
" Fannie A., 123 
Russell, 123 
Silver, Cicely, 203 

Francis N., 203 
" William, 203 
Simmons, Eliza A., 1S3 
Simpson, Theodocia, 156 
Smith, Ada G., 128 
Almira, 160 
Chauncy L., 127 
" Clara, 128 
" Edna A., 154 

Elias, 160 

" Gov. S. E., 139 

Irene, 128 

John, 128 

" Lucy R., 83 

Margaret, R., 83 
" Mary A., 132, 133, 134 
Rebecca, 160 
Rev. Dr., 109 
Robert A., Jr., 83 
" Wallace, 12S 
Spaulding, Sidney, 88 

Susie E., 183 
Sprague, Charles, 58, 59, 61 

Flora I., 141 
Staples, L. P., Rev., 135 


Stephenson, Thomas, 57 
Stevens, Clara V., 152 
" Daniel, 82 

Fannie, 152 

Harriet A., 82 

John B., 152 
" Joseph, 57 

Sarah K., 82 
Stillfin, Michael, 8 
Stillman, Rev. Dr., 54 
Storer, D. H., 105 

Talor, Comal, 48, 49 
Tapley, Joseph, 88 
Tarbox, Adelaide A., 133 
" Clarissa, 133 
Ephraim, 133 
Taylor, Abbie S., 134 
Atwell A., 134 
Florence E. C, 134 
Herbert A., 134 
William M., Rev., 110 
Tewksbury, Edith V., 132 
Edwin G., 132 
Emma L., 132 
Frederick O., 132 
Gerry, 132 
" Harriet L., 132 

Leonard O., 132 
Martha A., 132 
" Martha A. B., 132 

William D., 132 
Thayer, M., 155 
Tower, Isaac, 50, 51 
Trask, Jonathan, 37, 39, 45 
Tucker, EmmaM. H., 178 
Frederick M., 178 
Tracy H., 178 
Turner, Ann, M. D., 119 
Tyler, Charles H., 177 
" Charles J., 177 
Gertrude F., 178 
Lucinda E., 175, 177 
Martin, 177 

Van Kirk, Joseph, 205 
Vickser, Augusta, 91 
Vienot, Rev. Mr., 26 
Vollum, Dr., 106 

Von Sieberlich, Cecile P., 204 
Vose, Abigail T. E. N., 180 

" Benjamin, 122 

" Betsy L., 121 

" Emma F., 181 

" Joshua, 121, 130, 132, 135, 138 

" Lucinda, 122 

" Rhoda, 121, 145 

" Samuel D., 180 

" Sarah E., 122 

" Winchell G., 180 

Wall work, Thomas W., 134 
Wanalancet, Chief, 85 
Ware, Charles E., 105 

Robert, 105 
Warner, J. W., 190 
" Laura J., 190 
Lucy E., 191 
Warren, J. M., 105 
Washington, General, 59 
Webber, Dorothy T., 177 
Stephen B., 177 
Webster, Captain, 135 

Daniel, 62, 135 
Welsh, Thomas, Jr., 60 
West, Albert E., 148 
Westfall, Cora, 194 
Weston, James P., 198 
Whaling, Richard, 4 
Wheeler, Josiah, 40, 58, 59, 138 

Mary, 58, 121, 130, 131, 

132, 135, 138 
Rhoda B., 58, 59 
Wheelock, Ephraim, 93 
Whipple, Oliver M., 87 
White, Elijah, 40 
Whitman, Joseph, 135 
Whitney, Hananiah, 88 
Willett, Andrew, 93 

Clarissa, 92, 96, 97, 100, 103, 
" Jemima B., 92 
" Joseph, 92 
Sibbel H., 93 
Willard, Francis, 178 
Wilson, Cora B., 202 

OctaviaC, 4, 202 
Thomas, 202 


Wilson, Victoria A., 202 
Wood, Horatio, 87 
Woodbury, Augustus, Rev., 101 
Wright, Jno. S., 84 

" Nathaniel, 86, 95 
Wuillamier, Jean G., 15 
Jean N., 15 
Wyman, Nellie L., 134 

Yeaton, Alphonso, 154 

Jennie R., 148 

Olive M., 154 
Young, Rev. Dr., 118 

Zentz, Rev. G., 12, 18, 25, 30 
Zigler, Catherine E., 27 



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