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A GENEALOGY 



THE FAMILY OF 



Lieut. Samuel Benjamin 



TABITHA LIVERMORE, HIS WIFE, 



EARLY SETTLERS OF LIVERMORE, MAINE, 



WITH A RECORD OF THEIR DESCENT FROM JOHN 

BENJAMIN AND JOHN LIVERMORE, 

THE EMIGRANTS, 

INCLUDING 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, NOTES and DIARY. 



COMPILED BY 

MARY LOUISE BENJAMIN. 



1900 



"And after all, to go back to the study of ancestry, what is there petty 
or ill-advised in the study of one's family line? It is natural to desire to 
learn who and what the men and women were whose blood flows through 
our veins, many of whose traits we more or less consciously illustrate, and 
to whom we owe what we have and are in a far higher degree than we often 

appreciate There is inspiration in discovering that one is 

descended from this man or that woman, once loved and honored among 
the sturdy pioneers who settled our country, perhaps even famous in church 
or state here or on the other side of the Atlantic. It is helpful to manhood, 
to culture, to piety to know one's self akin to those who suffered oppression 
and made noble sacrifices for the sake of conscience, helped to found our 
great Western civilization, or rallied to the defense of the infant nation 
when its life hung in the balance." 

The Congregationalist, August 4, 1898. 



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CONTENTS. 



I. Ancestry of Lieut. Samuel Benjamin . 

II. A Brief Account of his Military Service 

III. Extracts from his Revolutionary Diary 

IV. Ancestry of Tabitha Livermore . 

V. Lieut. Samuel Benjamin in Livermore, Me. 

VI. Tabitha Livermore Benjamin 

VII. Family of Lieut. Benjamin . 

VIII. Col. Billy Benjamin .... 

IX. Descendants of Samuel Benjamin, Jr. 

X. Descendants of Nathaniel Benjamin 

XI. Descendants of Betsey Benjamin Morison 

XII. Descendants of Polly Benjamin Ames . 

Xllt. Descendants of Martha Benjamin Washburn 

XrV. Descendants of David Benjamin . 

XV. Descendants of Charles Benjamin 

XVI. Elisha Benjamin 

XVII. Descendants of Ruth Benjamin Lovejoy 



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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



I. Benjamin Coat-of-Arms 

II. Oath of Fidelity . 

III. Samuel Benjamin, Jr. 

IV. Nathaniel Benjamin 

V. Daughters op Lieut. Benjamin 

VI. David Benjamin 



Frontispiece. 
Facing Chap. II. 
Facing Chap. IX. 
Facing Chap. X. 
Facing Chap. XI. 
Facing Chap. XIV. 



TO MY KINSFOLK, DESCENDANTS OF LIEUT. 
SAMUEL BENJAMIN. 

For several years the compiler of the following pages, for her 
own pleasure and gratification, has been engaged as opportunity 
permitted, in collecting such facts in the life of her ancestor, 
Lieut. Samuel Benjamin, and the line of his family as came 
within her reach, but with no thought of publication. 

At the earnest and repeated request of some of his descend- 
ants who were anxious to possess this information it was decided 
to put it in suitable form for reference. Much additional matter 
was collected from every available source, the genealogical 
records completed, and the result is now laid before the family for 
whose benefit it has been prepared. 

Care has been taken to ensure, as far as possible, correctness 
of all facts herein stated, and all matter that could not be satis- 
factorily authenticated has been omitted. 

Among the authorities consulted in its compilation are: Sav- 
age's Genealogical Dictionary, Bond's Genealogies of Watertown 
and Waltham, Washburn's Notes of Livermore, Brief Notice of 
Lieut. Samuel Benjamin, Reports of the Adjutant General of 
Maine, 1861-1865, and various family genealogies. 

Of the latter, special mention should be made of Notes of 
Washburn Genealogy, from which, through the kind permission 
of its compiler, much valuable data was taken ; also The History 
and Genealogy of the Hinds Family, which has been used in a 
similar manner. 



Space does not permit the mention of those individuals, not 
only the descendants of Lieut. Benjamin, but many others not 
of kin, whose prompt and kindly response to requests for 
information has made it possible to complete these records; but 
to all of them she tenders her heart-felt thanks for their interest, 
encouragement, and valuable assistance. 

With the hope that these pages may contribute in shedding 
some light on the life and character of its central figure, — 
preserve and transmit to future generations some knowledge of 
the worth and virtues of their ancestor, and bind closer in the. ties 
of kinship the descendants of the patriot soldier, sturdy pioneer 
and honored citizen, this volume is presented for your consider- 
ation. 

M. L. B. 

Winthrop, Maine, May 14, 1900. 



BENJAMIN GENEALOGY. 



I. 

ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN. 

As far as can be learned no reliable information has yet been 
found concerning the ancestry of the Benjamin family in 
America earlier than the year 1632, when John Benjamin left his 
home in Herefordshire, England, to found a family in the new 
world. 

Various traditions of the origin of the family are current, but 
the result of such investigations as the writer has been able to 
make has not been so satisfactory that she feels warranted in 
giving them anything but the briefest mention. 

One tradition, running through some branches of the family, 
gives the descent from a German Count of Jewish lineage; while 
other branches claim for the family a Norman French origin, 
through the English Barons, de Lacy, whose ancestor, Walter de 
Lacy, was one of the followers of William the Conqueror, at the 
time of the Norman Invasion. 

To those interested in the matter there is a wide and inter- 
esting field for research, and it is hoped that future investigations 
may be brought to a satisfactory conclusion. 

The following description of the Benjamin coat-of-arms is 
given in Burke's General Armory: "Benjamen. Or, on a saltire 
quarterly — pierced sa. five annulets counter changed. Crest, on 
a chapeau a flame of fire all ppr." To which is added the motto : 
Pousses en avant (Press on). 

Annulets designate the fifth son and his descendants, and were 
first used as marks of cadency about the time of Henry VII. 

The chapeau, or cap of maintenance, on which the crest is 



2 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

borne, was a cap of crimson velvet, lined with ermine with two 
points turned to the back, originally worn only by dukes, but 
afterwards allowed to some other families of distinction. 

"The wearing of the cap," says Sir John Fearne, "is said to 
have had its beginning from a duke, or general of an army, who 
having gotten victory, caused the chiefest of his subdued enemies 
whom he led, to follow him in his triumph bearing his hat or cap 
after him, in token of subjection and captivity." Such families 
as are entitled to a cap of maintenance use it to support the crest 
instead of the ordinary wreath. 

Most of the dukes of Germany and many families of the 
peerage in England and Scotland are thus allowed its use, but 
why the Benjamins are given a like privilege, not even tradition 
has disclosed to them, or at least to those of the name on this side 
of the Atlantic. 



FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 
I. John Benjamin, the founder of the family in America, 
was born about 1598. Of his parentage we have no knowledge, 
nor have we any record of him earlier than the year 1619, when 
he married Abigail Eddy. She was born about 1601 and was the 
daughter of Rev. William Eddy* (or Eddye) of Cranbrook, 
Kent Co., England. 

*The Eddys were an ancient family who are recorded in the Dooms- 
Day Book. The following is given as their coat-of-arms : 

Arms: Sable, three old men's heads couped at the shoulders argent, 
crined proper. Crest: a cross-crosslet fitchee sable, and a dagger argent, 
hilt or, in saltire. Motto: Crux mihi grata quies (The Cross gives me 
comfort). 

Rev. William Eddy was born in Bristol, Eng., between 1560 and 1565. 
Educated at Cambridge ; graduated M. A. Trinity, in 1586, and the follow- 
ing year was appointed Vicar of St. Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, County 
of Kent, Eng. Nov. 20, 1587, he married Mary Fosten, dau. of John and 
Ellen (Munn) Fosten. She died July, 1611. William Eddy remained 
non-conformist vicar at St. Dunstan's until 1616, the year of his death. 
His sons John and Samuel Eddy came to America on the "Handmaid" in 
1630. They settled in Plymouth, Mass., where Samuel remained. John, 
with his wife Amy, removed to Watertown, Mass., in 1633. 



ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 3 

John Benjamin's home is said to have been in Lower 
Hereford. 

In June, 1632, with his wife Abigail and several children, he 
sailed from Plymouth, England, for New England in the ship 
"Lion." 

"The Lion brought," says Governor Winthrop, "one hundred 
and twenty passengers, whereof fifty were children, all in good 
health." They were twelve weeks on the voyage, eight weeks 
from Land End, and cast anchor in Boston Harbor, Sunday 
evening, September 16, 1632. 

Richard Benjamin, a brother of John, came with him in the 
"Lion" and settled in Watertown, Mass., where he became a 
proprietor in 1642. In 1663 he removed, with his family, to 
Southold, Long Island, and the following year was made a 
freeman of Connecticut. 

John Benjamin was one of the proprietors of New Town 
(now Cambridge), Mass., and made his first settlement there. 
He was made freeman, Nov. 6, 1632, and was appointed Con- 
stable by the General Court May 20, 1633. 

He purchased six acres of land in New Town on which he 
built a house of which Governor Winthrop wrote: "Mr. Ben- 
jamin's mansion was unsurpassed in elegance and comfort by any 
in the vicinity. It was the mansion of intelligence, religion and 
hospitality, visited by the clergy of all denominations, and by the 
literati at home and abroad." 

There is evidence that John Benjamin was a man of property, 
education and culture, and the fact that Governor Winthrop 
designated him as "Mr. Benjamin," indicates that he was a man 
of some consequence in the colony. 

On Nov. 7, 1634, he was exempted from training, but "was 
required to have at all times arms for himself and servants." 

Governor Winthrop in his History of New England (1630- 
1649) said that Mr. Benjamin's house, with goods to the amount 
of iioo, was burnt in Watertown, April 7, 1636. Bond, in his 
first volume of the "Genealogies of Watertown," quotes this 
statement, and in the second volume of the same work says : " He 



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(John Benjamin) was of New Town in Oct. 1636, and there was 
a mistake in saying his house was burned in Watertown." 

It is presumed Winthrop's mistake was in stating that Mr. 
Benjamin's house was burned in Watertown, and that he should 
have said New Town, where the family were living at the date the 
fire is said to have occurred. There is a tradition that John Ben- 
jamin brought a fine library from England. The inventory of 
the few books OMmed by him at the time of his death does not 
indicate this, and the thought arises that his library may have 
been destroyed by fire at the time his house was lost. 

John Benjamin moved to Watertown, Mass., about 1637, and 
in 1642 had the largest homestall there. There is found on the 
records of that town the following : 

Land Grant to John Benjamin. 

I. An homestall of sixty acres by estimation 
bounded ye south with ye River — the west by John 
Loveran & Ephriam Child — and the North and East 
with Thos. Rogers — in his possession. 

2. — Eighteen acres of Upland with two acres of 
meddow by estimation — bounded the South with ye 
River — the east with John Loveran the North and West 
with Thomas Mayhew in his possession. 

3. Eighty acres of Upland by estimation, being a 
part of the great Divident in the Second Division and 
the tenth lott in his Possession. 

4. Twenty-foure acres of Plowland by estimation in 
the further Plaine, bounded the east with John Stowers 
— ye west with Thomas Smith, the North with common 
land, and ye south with ye Highway in his Possession. 

John Benjamin died in Watertown, June 14, 1645. 

His will was made June 12, two days before his death, and 
may be found in the Probate Office of Suffolk County. The 
following is a copy: 

I, John Benjamin, being in pfect memory, as touching my 
outward estate do give & bequeath to my sonne John a double 



ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 5 

portion of my estate & my beloved wife two cowes fourty bushels 
of Corne out of all my lands to be allowed her towards the bring- 
ing up of my small Children yearely such as grows uppon the 
ground one part of fower of all my household stuffe, all the rest 
of my lands goods & chattels I will shall be equally divided 
between seven other of my children. Provided that out of all my 
former estate my will is that my wife dureing her life shall enjoy 
the dwelling house I live in, & three Acres of the broken up 
ground next the house and two Acres of the Meddowe neere 
hand belonging to the house That this will be truly pformed I 
doe appoint my brother John Eddie of Watertown & Thomas 
Marrit of Cambridge that they doe theire best Indevor to see this 
pformed. 

John Benjamin. 
Witness Georg Muninge 

the 15 (4) 45 

This was proved to be the last will & Testament of John Ben- 
jamin & that he did further declare (as an addition to this his 
will) that his wife should have liberty to take wood for her use 
uppon any of his Lands dureing her life, uppon the Oath of John 
Eddye (5) 3, 1645, 

Before Thomas Dudley, Gov. 

Jo: winthrop, Dep. Gov. 

The inventory of John Benjamin's estate shows that he left 
property amounting to £297.3.2, including real estate as follows : 

House and meadow next the mill £50. 

house and 60 acres — homestall £75. 

10 acres of Meadow near Oyster Bank iio. 

10 acres in Rocky Meadow £13. 

8 acres in Great Dividends £13. 

16 acres in Watertown £10. 

With a few exceptions the articles in the inventory consisted 
of the "household stuffe" and farming implements. The list of 
books included may be of interest : 

Itm 2 volumes of book of Martiers i£ los m^ 

Perkins works 3 Volumes i£ 4s 02 14 00 

Itm an Engl Expxosite on Matt & John, i£ a law 
boke 5s 

Itm Mr Rog. 7 treatises 6s two concordances i£ 
3 or 4 other books 3s 01 09 00 



6 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Abigail Benjamin, the widow of John, probably made her 
home in Watertown until about 1654, when she went with her 
daughter Abigail, the wife of Joshua Stubbs, to Charlestown. 
She died in Charlestown, May 20, 1687, aged 87 years. 

Children of John and Abigail Eddy Benjamin. 

1. JoHN,2 born in England, about 1620, 

2. Abigail,^ born in England about 1624. She married ist, 
1640 or 44, Joshua Stubbs of Watertown, removed to Charles- 
town about 1654. He died 1654 or 5, and she married 2d John 
Woodward. 

3. Samuel/ born in England, 1628; married Mary . 

He moved to Conn., where he died in 1669. 

4. Mary,2 born in England about 1630 ; died April 10, 1646. 

5. Joseph,^ born in Cambridge, Sept. 16, 1633; married in 
Barnstable, Mass., June 10, 1661, Jemima dau. of Thos. Lambert. 
She died and he married 2d Sarah Clark. He died in New Lon- 
don, Conn., 1704. 

6. Joshua,^ born about 1642; died 1684. He married 
Thankful . 

7. Caleb,^ married Mary Hale ; died May 8, 1684. 

8. Abel/ married Nov. 6, 1671, Amithy Myrick. , 



SECOND GENERATION. 

IL John Benjamin, Jr., son of John^ and Abigail Eddy Ben- 
jamin, was born in England, about 1620. He came with his 
parents to America in 1632. Undoubtedly lived with them m 
Cambridge and went with the family to Watertown in 1637. 

In 1664 he is reported to have been in Hartford, Conn., but 
returned to Watertown, where, on April 5, 1681, upon his petition 
to the court he was exempted from training. 

John Benjamin, Jr., married Lydia, daughter of William 
Allen of Boston. She died in 1709. John Benjamin, Jr., died in 
Watertown, Dec. 22, 1706. 



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ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 

Children. 

1. JoHN^ born Sept. lo, 1651 ; married Mehitabel 
died Nov. 18, 1708. 

2. Lydia,^ born April 3, 1653; married Thomas Batt of >^>^ 
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3. Abigail,^ born July 14, 1655. 

4. Mary,^ born Aug. 2, 1658. ^ "^ f ^^ 

5. Daniel,^ born Sept. 12, 1660; died Sept. 13, 1719. c^. vy> ^ ^ 

6. Ann,^ born Aug. 4, 1662. ^^ "I /^ 

7. Sarah,^ born 1663; married March 30, 1687, William 1 >^* ^, •* .^''St 
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•^ 8. Abel,» born May 20, 1668. ^^ [ Vj ^ 

THIRD GENERATION. r^J ^^-> ; 

III. Abel Benjamin^ son of John, Jr.,^ and Lydia Allen Ben- 
jamin, was born in Watertown, May 20, 1668. He was admitted 

to full communion, Feb. 6, 1697-8 ; married Abigail . 

died March 4, 1720. 

Children. 



1. Abel,* born 1695 ; died 1697. 

2. Jonathan,* born Feb. 18, 1697. 

3. Abigail,* born Sept. 15, 1699. ^v^^"^:^ 

4. Susanna.* 'f ^ 

5. Caleb,* born Jan. 28, 1702; married Aug. 16, 1726, Abi- ^^-^ •i^r'^ 




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6. Ann,* born Jan. 21, 1703-4; married Nathaniel Bond, ■^^. i j[ ^^ 

7. Abel,* born March 31, 1706; died 1729. ""^J^.J^ ^ 

8. Rebecca,* born June 11, 1708; married 1734, Edmund n^^^^^]!? "^ 
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9. Elizabeth,* born and died Jan. 1710-11. 1^ "^^ 

10. Elizabeth,* born July 3, 171 1 ( ?I2) ; married Samuel ^ f"^ >^ 
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11. Mercy,* bom Aug. 8, 1714; married Nov. 23, 1738, ^*'^>>J 4>^ 
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FOURTH GENERATION. 
IV» Jonathan Benjamin, son of AbeP and Abigail Benja- 
min, was born in Watertown, Feb. i8, 1697. He married Feb. i, 
1719-20, Susanna Norcross, who was born Feb. 26, 1700-1 and 
died 1735. She was the daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna 
Norcross of Watertown, and granddaughter of Richard Nor- 
cross, the first school-master mentioned in the records of Water- 
town, and the only one for twenty years. He taught Latin, Eng- 
lish and writing all the year for £30. 

Children of Jonathan and Susanna Norcross Benjamin. 

1. Joshua,^ born Feb. 13, 1721 ; married March 25, 1745, 
Sarah Ball of Concord. 

2. Susanna," born Nov. 10, 1723. 

3. Mary,^ born May 24, 1726; married July 4, 1753, John 
Whiting. 

4. Abel,^ born Sept. 15, 173 1. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

V. Abel Benjamin, son of Jonathan* and Susanna (Nor- 
cross) Benjamin, was born in Watertown, Sept. 15, 1731. He 
was a soldier in the French and Indian War. The record of his 
service here given is taken from Vol. 96 of the Massachusetts 
Archives Muster Roll. 

"Abel Benjamin appears on a billeting Roll dated Watertown, 
Nov. 13, 1758, of Capt. Jonathan Brown's Co. Col. William Wil- 
liams Regt. Enlisted April 14. 

Roll made up to May 24. Year not given, probably 1758, 
May 24, Day of receiving King's allowance. 
No. of days 40 
Amount £1. 
Residence 

Watertown" 

"Abel Benjamin appears on a Muster Roll endorsed Boston, 
Feb. 8, 1759, of a company of foot in His Majesty's service under 



ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 9 

Capt. Jonathan Brown in Col. William Williams' regt., raised by 
the province of Mass. Bay for the reduction of Canada. 

Residence, Watertown. Quality, Private. Entered service 
April 14, year not given, endorsed 1758. 

Served until Sept. 23. Length of service 5 m. 23 d. 

Reported dead Sept. 23." 

Abel Benjamin was married in Watertown, April 24, 1752, by 
Rev. Seth Storer, pastor of the church in Watertown, to Elizabeth 
Nutting. She was the daughter of Samuel and Jane (Hunne- 
well) Nutting, and was born in Charlestown, Mass., about 1728. 

Children of Abel and Elizabeth Nutting Benjamin, born 
IN Watertown, 

1. Samuel®, born Feb. 5, 1753; married Jan. 16, 1782, 
Tabitha Livermore of Waltham ; died in Livermore, Maine, April 
14, 1824. 

2. Jonathan®, baptized March 21, 1755, There is no 
further mention of him in the records of Watertown, nor in 
family tradition, and it is presumed he died young. 

3. John®, baptized Feb. 5, 1758. He enlisted into the Con- 
tinental Army from Col. William Mcintosh's Regt., known as 
The First Suffolk Co. Regiment, his residence being Needham, 
Mass. He joined Capt. Bryant's Co., Col. Crane's Regt., enlist- 
ing for three years. He was also Corporal in Capt. Wells' Co., 
Col. John Crane's Regt. (Artillery). He was also in Capt. 
David Allen's Co. ; also Capt. Jackson's Co. ; both of these com- 
panies being of Col. Crane's Regt. His entire service in the 
Revolution was about seven years. He was a witness of "The 
Boston Tea Party." 

John Benjamin married ist in Needham, Mass., Feb. 15, 1781, 
Jemima Mills. He followed his brother, Samuel Benjamin, to 
Livermore, Me., but at what date is not known. He was there 
in 1793. His wife died in 1801, and he married 2d in Livermore, 
March, 1805, Elizabeth Kenny. She was born in 1774, and 
died in Whitefield, Me., about 1840. John Benjamin went with 
his son, Benaiah, to Whitefield, Me., and died there Dec. 2, 1814. 



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Children of John and Jemima Mills Benjamin. 
I, JOHN^ born Oct. 9, 1781 ; went to Etna, Me., from Livermore in 
1809; married Rebecca Benson; died about 1823. Six children. 
II. Jesse^, born about 1783; married Eliza Small. Settled in Etna, 
Me., in 1809. He served as private in Capt. Nathaniel Col- 
burn's Co., Col. McCobb's Regt. of United States Volunteers 
in the war of 1812. Enlisted Jan. 12, 1813, for one year. He 
never returned from the war. One child. 

III. Sally^ baptized in West Roxbury, Mass., June 25, 1786; died 

Sept. 4, 1787. 

IV. Benaiah^ born in Roxbury, Mass., Feb. 7, 1791. In company 

with his father he went to North Whitefield, Me., from 
Livermore. He died there Dec. 28, 1888. He married Jan., 
1812, Elizabeth Noyes, who was born in Jefferson, Me., Sept. 
3, 1790, and died in North Whitefield, Nov. 18, 1878. Twelve 
children. 

Children of John and Elizabeth Kenney Benjamin. 
V. James Jefferson^ born in Livermore, Me., Sept. 6, 1806; died 
Oct. 26, 1866, in Newport, Me. He married in 1829, Ruth 
Mills. Nine children. 
VI. IsAAC^ born in Livermore, April 6,- 1808. He went to New 
Bedford, Mass., when a young man, and died there April 21, 
1889. He married Lucy Studer Eldridge. Six children. 
VII. Elbridge^, the youngest child, lived when a young man in Liver- 
more. He went to California about 1849. He wrote his 
brother that he had made a fortune and would return East. 
This was the last heard from him. 

After the death of Abel Benjamin, his widow, Elizabeth 
(Nutting) Benjamin, married Nehemiah Mills, probably of 
Needham, Mass., as that was her home in 1770. She had six 
children by this marriage, all born before 1770, namely: Josiah, 
Joseph, Ephraim, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jenny. 

Of these children, half-brothers and sisters of Lieutenant 
Benjamin, little is known. Josiah Mills was in Livermore, 
Maine, as early as 1793, and left there before 181 1. 

Major Joseph Mills went to Livermore soon after his brother 
Samuel, was a prosperous farmer there for several years, and a 
little before 181 1 went to Pennsylvania. Ephraim Mills settled 



ANCESTRY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN II 

in Alexandria, Virginia, where he died previous to 1820, leaving 
a widow, Rebecca, and several children. 

Nehemiah Mills died, and his widow went to Livermore, 
Maine, and spent the remaining years of her life in the homes 
of her sons. 

An "Obligation for the Suport of our Mother," found among 
the papers of Lieut. Benjamin, will be of interest, and is given 
verbatim. 

Livermore October 16 1793 
Know all men by theas Presents that wee whoes Names are 
hereby Subscribed do eich of us agree to Be their equeal part 
toards the Suport and maintainance of our mother as long as 
She lives. To be Dun in the following manner Viz — That She 
lives with eich one of her Sons as long as She lives One year at a 
time unless otherways agread to by the whole. 

Wee also agree that the one She lives with Get her what 
Cloathing She wants in that year and make a Charge of them 
and to be everidge at the end of every five years amoung the 
whole. 

Wee also agree to everidge all extraordinary Charges that 
Shall arise from her, amoung the whole. 

Josiah Mills has agread to take her the first year which com- 
mences the twenty third day of October One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Ninety three. Joseph Mills agrees to take her the 
next year John Benjamin Agrees to take her the next year, 
Ephraim Mills is to take her the next year and Samuel Benjamin 
the next year. 
Our Mother agrees to the above obligation. 

Josiah Mills 
Samuel Benjamin 
John Benjamin 
Joseph Mills. 

As Ephraim Mills did not sign this agreement it is presumed 
he was then contemplating his departure to a distant state. That 



12 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

this "Obligation" was faithfully carried out for several years, is 
proved by schedules of "Charges" still in existence. 

As all of Elizabeth Mills' children, with the exception of 
Samuel Benjamin, had left Livermore in or before 1811, she 
undoubtedly spent all of her time after that date in his family. 

She died in Livermore, Feb. 26, i8i6,in the eighty-eighth yeai 
of her age, and was buried in the "Intervale" burying ground in 
Livermore. 



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II. 

A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF LIEUT. BENJAMIN'S 
MILITARY SERVICE. 

VL Samuel Benjamin, son of AbeP and Elizabeth Nut- 
ting Benjamin, was born in Watertown, in the Province of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, Feb. 5, 1753. Following the custom of the time 
he was on Feb. loth, when but five days old, baptized — probably 
in the parish church, by Rev. Seth Storer. 

From this time until he was twenty-two years old, we have 
no knowledge concerning him. His father died, presumably in 
1759, and his mother re-married a year or two later. 

Dr. Henry Bond, author of the "Genealogies of Watertown," 
writing in 1856 to one of the sons of Samuel Benjamin concern- 
ing the family, said : "As there is no farther record of the family 
in Watertown after the birth of your Uncle John (Feb. 5, 1758) 
I have supposed that on the second marriage of your grand- 
mother to Mr. Mills she settled in some other town, taking her 
sons by her first husband with her." Later knowledge has 
proved Dr. Bond's supposition undoubtedly correct. We know 
that Samuel Benjamin's mother was a resident of Needham, 
Mass., in 1770 and that it was for several years the home of his 
brother John. It is therefore natural to suppose that Samuel 
spent some of his boyhood there. If so, he returned to Water- 
town, as that was his home during the opening scenes of the Rev- 
olution. The following account of his military services prepared 
by one of his descendants, at the request of the compiler of this 
volume, will we trust prove of interest. 



At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Samuel Benja- 
min, then twenty-two years of age, was living in Watertown. 
Anticipating that Gen. Gage would not long be content to hold 



14 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

his troops confined within the Hmits of Boston, the patriots of the 
country towns had organized companies called "Minute Men," all 
of whom were pledged to respond without delay to the call of 
their commander. Mr. Benjamin became a member of the 
Watertown Company, Capt. Daniel Whiting, commander, and 
was appointed first sergeant and ex officio clerk. 

On hearing the Lexington alarm his company immediately 
assembled at the appointed rendezvous and were there joined by 
the Minute Men of Newton. Learning that reinforcements had 
been sent out from Boston by way of Roxbury, the combined 
companies determined to strike this column in flank. Few in 
number and poorly equipped they were at first repulsed, but 
promptly rallied and continued to harass and annoy the enemy 
and delay their march, until the two bodies of British troops were 
consolidated at Lexington, and from thence were actively 
engaged until the British found shelter and protection upon the 
heights of Charlestown, and hostilities for the day ceased. 

War being initiated, the Provincial Congress was summoned 
to assemble at Concord without delay to consider and adopt meas- 
ures to defend the country. It was determined to raise an army 
of 13,000 men to serve until January i, 1776. This was called 
"the eight months service." 

Sergeant Benjamin enlisted in the company of his old com- 
mander (Capt. Whiting) in the regiment of Col. Whitcomb (a 
veteran of the French and Indian War) , and so rapid were enlist- 
ments that on the 27th of May the regiment was reported full, 
ordered to duty and stationed at Cambridge, where it remained 
until the battle of Bunker Hill in which it took part, its casualties 
being seven killed and eight wounded. On retiring from Charles- 
town the regiment, under order from Gen. Putnam, was stationed 
on Prospect Hill in what is now Somerville, it being the extreme 
left of the Provincial line and within reach of the British batteries 
on Copps Hill, remaining at this post or its near vicinity until the 
evacuation of Boston in March following. Sergeant Benjamin's 
term expiring on the ist of January he immediately re-enlisted in 
the same company for a year's service. When the enemy left 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS MILITARY SERVICE 1 5 

Boston his regiment, still under the command of Col. Whitcomb, 
was ordered to the northern frontier, with headquarters at Ticon- 
deroga, it being the purpose of the authorities to strengthen the 
posts and hold control of the great water-way between the St. 
Lawrence and Hudson rivers. The British during this year had 
a greatly superior naval force on Lake Champlain and were able 
to control its waters, but no serious attempt was made to force 
the passage between its head waters and the Hudson. The worst 
enemies the patriot army at this point were called upon to 
encounter were small-pox and camp-fever, both of which pre- 
vailed extensively and with great fatality. 

In November of this year, while at Ticonderoga, Samuel 
Benjamin was appointed Ensign in the Continental service to take 
effect at the close of the year when his term of enlistment would 
expire. His commission was dated Jan. i, 1777, signed by John 
Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, and he was 
assigned to duty in the 8th Massachusetts regiment in the Conti- 
nental line, in the company commanded by Capt. Ebenezer Cleve- 
land, regiment of Col. Michael Jackson and division of Gen. Wil- 
liam Heath, stationed at West Point on the Hudson. 

In the following July, recovering slowly from an attack of 
bilious dysentery (recovery being slow and it being likely that 
he would not be able to take the field for an indefinite period) he 
was ordered into the recruiting service in western Massachusetts 
and New York with such success that he was continued in that 
service until winter, when he joined his regiment at Valley Forge. 
It was during Ensign Benjamin's absence from his regiment that 
Gen. Burgoyne made his attempt to open communication with 
Clinton at New York, via Lake Champlain and the Hudson, cul- 
minating in his surrender on the field of Saratoga. His regiment, 
then temporarily in command of Lieut. Col. John Brooks, after- 
wards Governor of Massachusetts, took an active part in this 
campaign and was especially commended for its services. 

It was during this winter of terrible suffering at Valley Forge 
that the conspiracy to depose the Commander in Chief, known as 



1 6 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

the "Conway Cabal," was formed, involving many high officers, 
both of the army and civil service. 

To test their patriotism and devotion to the cause of their 
country the Congress Resolved, that each and every commis- 
sioned officer then in service, should take and subscribe to a 
special oath called the "Oath of Fidelity." This oath was admin- 
istered by Gen. Washington on the 12th of May (1778) to the 
general officers, and by them subsequently to the subordinates. 
Ensign Benjamin subscribed to it on the 13th inst., in presence of 
Baron de Kalb. The original is still in existence, a reduced fac- 
simile of which may be found at the head of this chapter. 

In June the British abandoned Philadelphia, and a few days 
later the bloody and closely contested battle of Monmouth was 
fought, the 8th Massachusetts taking an active and honorable part. 
At its close Gen. Washington withdrew his army to the High- 
lands, his main object being to hold strategic points and control 
the Hudson. The army of the Highlands remained on the 
defensive, and with the exception of small combats and skir- 
mishes, no actions of importance were held during the remainder 
of the year. 

Early in 1779 Lafayette went to France for the purpose of 
presenting to the French Government the cause of the Colonies 
and soliciting material aid in its defence. Thoroughly imbued 
with the spirit and principles at stake, he had left his home, his 
young wife and the comforts that great wealth afforded, and 
voluntarily declining all fee or reward, tendered his services to 
Congress. For the purpose of doing him distinguished honor for 
services already rendered, it was determined during his absence, 
that a full Division to be known as the "Corps of Light Infantry"- 
should be organized to be placed under his command on his 
return. "It was a small body composed of men carefully selected 
from each regiment" and "representing the very best material in 
the army, and its main work was to take position in front, per- 
form outpost duty, watch the enemy and be ready for any service 
at a moment's notice." As one of this body of men Ensign Ben- 
jamin had the distinguished honor of being selected. During the 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS MILITARY SERVICE 1 7 

absence of Lafayette the command was given to Gen. Anthony 
Wayne, whose impetuosity and daring had earned him the title 
of "Mad Anthony." 

The campaign on the Hudson this season was mostly 
defensive, the most notable exception being the midnight assault 
and carrying by storm of the strong fortress of Stony Point, the 
capture of the entire garrison and stores. 

Ensign Benjamin was personally engaged in this affair, of 
which he makes note with characteristic modesty in his diary as 
follows : "The light infantry entered the enemy's works at Stony 
Point and took them with little loss. We took about 381 pris- 
oners, rank and file, and killed 150." These works were admira- 
bly situated for defense, strongly built, manned with a force 
exceeding 600 men, amply supplied with material for defence. 
The military stores captured were rated at $158,640. Bancroft, 
speaking of this event, says "the achievement was of its kind the 
most brilliant of the war." 

In October, Ensign Benjamin was. promoted to a Lieutenancy, 
his commission dated Oct. 3, 1779, and following so closely the 
capture of Stony Point as to give rise to the thought that it might 
have been earned by extraordinary service on that occasion. 

Lafayette was completely successful in his mission to France, 
and with satisfactory assurances that fleet and army would be 
speedily sent by that Government to the assistance of the patriot 
army, returned to the United States and early in 1780 took per- 
sonal command of the "Corps of Light Infantry." Some changes 
were now made in the officers. Col. Alexander Scammell, a 
veteran of the New Hampshire line, was given command of one 
of the Massachusetts battalions with Lieutenant Benjamin as his 
adjutant. 

The scene of hostilities was now transferred to the South, and 
in the spring of 1781 Lafayette was given a separate commana, 
and with a small army, including the first brigade of his Light 
Infantry, was sent to the aid and to act in conjuction with General 
Greene in the protection of the southern States from the ravages 
of Cornwallis, who was moving north and threatening Virginia; 
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1 8 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

the second brigade to which Lieut. Benjamin belonged remaining 
at the old post on the Hudson, on defensive duty until the i8th of 
August, when the long march of four hundred miles to Virginia, 
ending in the siege of Yorktown and surrender of Cornwallis, 
commenced. 

Landing at Williamsburg on the James river on the 20th of 
September, the 28th found the Light Infantry encamped on the 
extreme right of the American line, on the bank of the York 
river and within cannon shot of the enemy's works. Two days 
later cannonading was opened by both sides with vigor, and con- 
tinued with slight intermissions during the remainder of the 
siege, the Light Infantry in the meantime being continually 
engaged in covering the entrenching parties and supporting the 
artillery. 

On the 6th of October, Col. Scammell, who with other officers 
were reconnoitering the enemy's works, was taken prisoner and 
barbarously murdered after surrender. 

Gen. Washington detached from his staff Col. John Laurens 
to the command of Scammell's battalion during the remainder 
of the siege. Martin in his Gazeteer of Virginia says: "The 
first Continental troops to occupy the trenches on the forenoon of 
the 7th were Lafayette's Light Infantry. They marched in with 
the tread of veterans, colors flying, drums beating, and planted 
their standards on the parapet." By the 14th inst. the investment 
of the town was complete except for a short distance on the inner 
line next to the York river, where the British had a small but 
very strong redoubt, and a little further inland another and larger 
one. To the French grenadiers was assigned the honor of taking 
the larger, and the Light Infantry the smaller one. Lieut. Col. 
Alexander Hamilton of the 2d battalion, 2d brigade of the Light 
Infantry, at his own earnest request led the assailing column, 
while Col. Laurens with two companies of his battalion, com- 
manded respectively by Captain Betts and Captain Ebenezer Will- 
iams, were detached and ordered to the reverse to prevent the 
escape of the garrison. Lieut. Benjamin was with this detach- 
ment in Captain Williams' Company. The action like that at 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS MILITARY SERVICE 1 9 

Stony Point was short, sharp, and decisive, resulting in the cap- 
ture of the redoubt with its entire garrison, and fifteen minutes 
later the other redoubt was in the possession of the French. Gen. 
Washington, dismounted, with Knox, Lincohi and other general 
officers stood in view and watched with great anxiety the move- 
ments of the assaulting columns. Seeing the work complete and 
both redoubts in possession of his troops, he turned to his asso- 
ciates and remarked, "The work is done and well done," and then 
to his servant in attendance, "Billy, hand me my horse." 

In General Orders issued the following day Gen. Washington 
congratulates the army and pays high encomiums on the troops 
especially engaged in these assaults. "He requests the Baron 
Viomenil who commanded the French Grenadiers and Chasseurs, 
and Marquis De Lafayette who commanded the American Light 
Infantry, to accept his warmest acknowledgments for the excel- 
lency of their dispositions and for their own gallant conduct on 
that occasion, and he begs them to present his thanks to every 
individual officer and to the men of their respective commands for 
the spirit and rapidity with which they advanced to the attacks 
assigned them, and for the admirable firmness with which they 
supported them under the fire of the enemy, without returning a 
shot." 

The American lines were now complete and the doomed city 
at the mercy of the allied army. Two days later negotiations for 
its surrender were opened, and on the 19th inst. Cornwallis with 
his whole army (including also "the shipping and boats in the 
two harbors (York and Gloucester) with all their stores, guns, 
tackling and apparel") laid down their arms and surrendered as 
prisoners of war. 

With the exception of unimportant skirmishes in the South 
this was the last engagement of the war. 

The redoubt stormed by the Light Infantry was afterwards 
called the "Rock Redoubt," and on its site was erected a 
triumphal arch in honor of Lafayette on his visit to this country 
in 1824, and beneath which he paid a feeling tribute to the worth 
and valor of his "dear light infantry." In his speech on that 



20 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

occasion he says : "Happy also to be welcomed on the particular 
spot where my dear light infantry comrades acquired one of their 
honorable claims to public love and esteem. You know, sir, that 
in this business of storming redoubts, with unloaded arms and 
fixed bayonets, the merit of the deed is in the soldiers who exe- 
cute it ; and to each of them I am anxious to acknowledge their 
equal share of honor. Let me, however, with affection and grat- 
itude, pay a special tribute to the gallant name of Hamilton who 
commanded the attack, to the three field officers who seconded 
him, Gimat, Laurens, and Fish, the only surviving one, my friend 
now near me. In their name, my dear General, in the name of 
the light infantry, those we have lost as well as those who sur- 
vive, and only in common with them, I accept the crown with 
which you are pleased to honor us, and I offer you the return of 
my most grateful acknowledgments." 

It will be seen by the foregoing, that from the battle of Lexing- 
ton to the capitulation of Cornwallis on the field of Yorktown, 
Lieut. Benjamin was in continuous service, participating in sev- 
eral of the larger and most important battles in the interim, as 
well as numerous skirmishes and small affairs, and yet was so 
fortunate (so far as we are informed) as not to receive a wound 
in action. Two days after the surrender, however, the Light 
Infantry were on fatigue duty in Yorktown engaged in loading 
cannon and shells aboard ship. While engaged in this duty two 
shells exploded, killing two and wounding others of his battalion. 
On the 4th of November his company left Yorktown by water to 
return to their old headquarters on the Hudson, but by reason of 
getting aground and baffling winds did not arrive at Head of Elk 
(now Elkton, Maryland,) until the 21st inst., — a long voyage of 
seventeen days from Yorktown to the head of Chesapeake Bay. 
Of this voyage he says in his diary, "I was very sick and suffered 
much by being wounded" (perhaps by the exploded shell). He 
was unable to march until the 24th inst., when he started on his 
long tramp to the Highlands, which point was reached on the 
7th of December. 

The Light Infantry brigade having finished the work for 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS MILITARY SERVICE 21 

which they were selected, was now broken up and the men 
returned to their respective commands. On the nth Lieut. Ben- 
jamin was allowed to go home on a furlough. He was discharged 
at West Point on the Hudson, Aug. 6, 1782, and his military ser- 
vice, continuous for 7 years, 3 months and 17 days, terminated. 

Hostilities having ceased and confident that he would soon be 
at liberty to return to civil life, Lieut. Benjamin was married on 
the 1 6th day of January, 1782 — (Rev. Jacob Gushing, Pastor of 
the Church of Christ in Waltham, officiating) to Tabitha Liver- 
more, daughter of Nathaniel and Martha White Livermore of 
Waltham, Mass., a happy union, unbroken until his death forty- 
two years later. 

For Revolutionary services Lieut. Benjamin received a pen- 
sion of $20 per month. Half pay during life, to which he was 
entitled under Resolve of Congress and was in force at the date 
of his discharge, was subsequently commuted to grants of land, 
and after several changes finally established as above. 

The following is a copy of his declaration which accompanied 
his application for a pension, and as it is his own statement of 
his military service, we give it place here. 

I, Samuel Benjamin, a resident of the United States of Amer- 
ica, an inhabitant of Livermore, in the county of Oxford, and 
State of Massachusetts, on oath declare, that from the battle of 
Lexington, April 19, 1775, in which I was engaged, I was in the 
Continental service in the Revolutionary war, without ever leav- 
ing said service, even so much as one day, until the sixth day of 
August, A.D. 1782. I served the eight months service in 1775, 
at Cambridge, in said State; in 1776, as soon as the British left 
Boston, we marched to Ticonderoga, where my year's service 
expired; and, on the ist of January, 1777, I received from John 
Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, an ensign's 
commission which is hereunto annexed, and continued to serve 
under said commission in Captain Ebenezer Cleveland's com- 
pany, Colonel Michael Jackson's regiment, in the Massachusetts 
line, in the army of the United Colonies, on the Continental estab- 
lishments, until I received a commission of Lieutenant, dated 
October 3, 1779, under which commission I served in the same 
company aforesaid, (which company was now, and had been 
some months previous, commanded by Captain Silas Pierce, in 



22 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

consequence of the resignation of said Captain Cleveland,) until 
the sixth day of August, A.D. 1782, when I had liberty to leave 
the service — a certificate of which, signed by Colonel Michael 
Jackson, is also hereunto annexed. My commission of lieutenant 
I sent to Washington last winter, and have it not in my power. 

I was in the battle at Lexington abovesaid, before I engaged 
as a Continental soldier ; and afterwards was in the battle of Mon- 
mouth, and at the taking of Cornwallis, and numerous other bat- 
tles of less magnitude. I left the service at West Point, as will 
appear from the annexed certificate. 

Samuel Benjamin, 

This is the certificate above referred to: 

This may certify that Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin, of the 
eighth Massachusetts regiment, has retired from present service, 
in consequence of a resolve of Congress, passed the 23d of April, 
1782, and is hereby entitled to half pay during life, by a resolve 
of Congress, passed the 3d and 21st of October, 1780. 
Given under my hand, in Garrison, West Point, this sixth day of 
August, 1782. 

M. Jackson, 

Colonel Eighth Massachusetts Regiment. 

The foregoing has been prepared after a careful study of such 
authorities as were available, and though by no means full or 
complete, is believed to be, so far as it goes, authentic and reliable. 
Should any descendant of its subject desire to pursue the matter 
further, they will find much in a study of the movements of the 
army of which he was a part, and of the several actions in which 
he was personally engaged, that will throw further light on the 
character, patriotism and soldier-like qualities of their ancestor. 

It is a record in which all his descendants may well indulge 
a pardonable pride. Few, if any, saw longer or harder service 
in this great conflict that freed his country from the tyranny of 
a despotic king and pliant parliament. 

Confident of the justice of the cause, and willing to submit it 
to the arbitrament of the God of Battles, he left home, kindred 
and friends at the first call of his country — then without army, 
navy, munitions or the "sinews of war" — to become one of that 
band of patriots destined to meet in the shock of battle the trained 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS MILITARY SERVICE 23 

battalions of a powerful nation amply supplied with all material 
for war both on land and sea. 

Success crowned their efforts, and it was his good fortune to 
live to see his country, which at the time of his entry into service 
had a population of barely 3,000,000 souls, whose homes were 
mostly confined to a narrow fringe bordering the Atlantic coast, 
extended to the Gulf of Mexico, while its western boundary was 
washed by the waters of the Pacific, — to see the thirteen feeble 
colonies expanded to twenty-four powerful states, with a wealth 
of territory unknown and undreamed of in the earlier days, — a 
population more than trebled in number, and grown great in 
wealth, influence and power, — to see Britain, "proud mistress of 
the seas," once more humbled by his country's flag and compelled 
to acknowledge their independence on the sea as on the land. 

He lived to see the Mississippi, that great artery of commerce, 
made a National river, bearing the mighty products of the great 
and fertile West to the markets of the world — the sails of its com- 
merce whitening every sea — and finally, to see his children, his 
own sterling sons and daughters, grow to manhood and woman- 
hood, settled happily and prosperously around him, in the enjoy- 
ment of, and protected, fostered and blessed by the institutions 
he had labored so lonsr and so hard to secure. 



III. 

EXTRACTS FROM LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN'S 
REVOLUTIONARY DIARY. 

Lieut. Benjamin kept a diary while in the army. He used 
several note-books for this purpose, some of which were lost in 
the fire that destroyed the Benjamin homestead in Livermore in 
1826, and portions of others became much mutilated. 

Such entries as were preserved and could be deciphered were 
published some forty-five years ago in a pamphlet entitled: 
"Brief Notice of Lieut. Samuel Benjamin." 

The extracts from the diary here given are from this pam- 
phlet : 

1778. 

Valley Forge, May 6. This is fast day, and we have 
nothing but salt beef, and that is very bad to eat. 

May 19. The army marched from Valley Forge. 

The following is a complaint made by Ensign Benjamin, 
dated 

"Camp Valley Forge, May 18, 1778. 

Sir: I have been injured by being ordered upon duty out of 
my tour, and know of no other proper way of seeking redress but 
by applying to your honor, and entering a complaint against J. 
Allen, Adjutant of said regiment. Your humble petitioner there- 
fore most earnestly entreats that this may not pass unnoticed, but 
that you would be pleased to see justice done to your humble 
servant, 

Samuel Benjamin, Ensign. 
To Lt. Col. Brooks." 

1779. 
March 19. Went down to King's Ferry on court-martial. 
West Point, March 21. The regiment marched to West 
Point, because they expected the enemy to come up the river. 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 2$ 

April 2. Went down to King's Ferry on court-martial, and 
returned this day. 

April i8. A very cold day for the season of the year, and I 
expect this night to lay very cold. 

April 20. The chain was put across North river. 

April 22. Went to General McDougal's on court-martial. 

June 3. General Washington was at West Point, and a num- 
ber of general officers with him. 

June 19. The clothing arrived for the officers of the regi- 
ment. 

June 27. I went on the hill, and built a beacon fire to alarm 
the country. 

July 6. Capt. Brewer left the service, and went home. 

July 15. General Patterson's brigade went down to King's 
Ferry about two o'clock at night — the light infantry entered the 
enemy's works at Stony Point, and took them, with little loss. 
We took about 381 prisoners, rank and file, and killed about 150. 

July 18. We retreated from Stony Point, and at about five 
o'clock the galley was blown up, and one man wounded, and one 
killed. 

August 18. Major Lee went to Paulus Hook, and took 150 
prisoners. 

September 13. I got home. On the 22d day I set out for 
camp. On the 25th I arrived at Springfield, from Waltham. 

1780. 
West Point, September 21, 1780. Major John Andre, 
Adjutant General of the British army, came on shore from the 
Vulture sloop of war, near King's Ferry, to have a private con- 
versation with General Arnold — then shifted his clothes and 
crossed King's Ferry in order to get to New York, but was taken 
at Tarrytown, with directions for General Clinton in New York. 

1781. 
West Point, January. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
troops mutinied, and the Massachusetts troops had to go and 
quell them, and shot two of the ringleaders. 



26 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

February 12. The Duke de Choisel arrived at West Point, 
from France. 

February 16. General orders for the infantry to march to 
the lines. 

February 18. The infantry was inspected. 

February 19. The light infantry marched for the lines. 

March 5. A snow storm, and a prisoner brought here who 
was a deserter from our army. He was a sergeant-major in Col. 
Mayland's regiment. 

March 6. Col. Van Scacke's regiment arrived at West Point, 
from Albany. 

March 11. A party of recruits arrived at West Point, from 
Massachusetts. 

March 13. A command went down the river, to reinforce 
the block-house at Dobb's Ferry. 

March 14. The command returned that went down the river 
yesterday, and a company of the Congress regiment came over 
to the Point. 

March 16. A command went down the river to relieve Maj. 
Maxwell. 

March 17. St. Patrick's Day — nothing extraordinary. 

March 22. Five prisoners of war brought to this post to be 
confined. 

March 24. Sent a letter to Captain Brewer, and one to T. L., 
No. 5, by Captain Carr. [This T. L. was Tabitha Livermore, 
who afterwards became his wife.] Six prisoners were taken 
from this post, and sent to Easttown. 

March 26. Commissary Collay's trial came off. He is to 
pay all damages, and be kept on board the prison-ship during the 
war. 

March 28. A snow storm, and received a letter from Capt. 
Fowler, from Maryland. 

March 31. News arrived at West Point that the French fleet 
had got back to Rhode Island, and that General Greene had had 
an engagement, but the particulars not known. 

April I. At Fort Putnam, Captain Pike was received by 
Captain Smith. 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 2/ 

April 5. Captain Wade and Old Silas came to take a good 
lift of apple toddy. Took up a spy upon suspicion. 

April 7. We moved out of the north room into the south 
room, but not without considerable wrangling. 

April 9. We carried our point in keeping the south room 
against Captain Dunnals. 

April II. The chain was put across the river — Captain 
Smith and myself were relieved from Fort Putnam. 

April 13. On guard, and a party of recruits arrived in camp. 

April 16. His Excellency came to West Point to see Captain 
Granger. Lieutenant Leland arrived at West Point with a party 
of recruits. 

April 19. Lieutenant Holden arrived from the light infantry 
at West Point. 

April 22. Money in the mess. 

April 2^. John William, alias Foster, was hung. John 
Walker was sentenced to be hung, but was reprieved. 

April 27. Took a walk over the river. Lieutenant Bancroft 
arrived in camp. 

April 28. A party of recruits arrived in camp, under the 
command of Captain Holden. 

April 29. Colonel Bodlow arrived in camp. 

April 30. The clothing got to West Point. 

May 3. Fast day. A party of recruits got to West Point. 

May 6. Received four months' pay, and paid my debts. 

May 8. Twelve men of the regiment were whipped one hun- 
dred lashes each, for deserting from the infantry. 

May 9. Colonel Tupper set out to go to the southward, to 
relieve Colonel Vose. 

May 10. Was inspected by the Adjutant General. 

May 12. On police for Ensign Mills. 

May 13. Lieutenant Colonel Vose and Captain Bates arrived 
at West Point. 

May 14. Captain Pierce went on command to mend the 
roads. 

May 15. A command set out to go to Dobb's Ferry. Fifteen 
hard dollars paid to each man. 



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May i6. On the 14th, Colonel Greene and Major Flagg were 
killed, and thirty-seven privates killed, wounded, and taken pris- 
oners. Colonel Greene was cut all to pieces. Major Flagg 
killed in his lead, and Lieutenant Gushing wounded and taken 
prisoner. 

May 18, March from West Point, under command of 
Colonel Scammell, as far as Fishkill. 

May 19. Cross King's Ferry, and march as far as Haver- 
straw Bay, and encamp on the ground. 

May 20. March to Nyack. 

May 20. March to Closter, 

May 22. March from Closter to Tappan. 

May 23. March from Tappan to Clarkstown. 

May 25. Moved about two miles. 

May 26. March from Clarkstown to Rokaot, (Rondout?) 

May 27. March from Rokaot (?) to the Ponds. 

May 28. March from the Ponds to Nyack. 

May 29. March from Nyack to Orangetown. 

May 30. March to Clarktown. 

May 31. March across the river to Fishkill. 

June I, 1781. Still at Peekskill; 12th May, sent a letter to 
T. L., No. 6, by Lieutenant Armstrong. 

June 5. Tents arrived from West Point. 

June 6. Moved into tents. 

June 7. Received a letter from C. Brewer, and one from T. 
L., No. 2. 

June 8. A very cold storm. A party of cow thieves came 
within one mile of camp. 

June 15. Went to West Point. 

June 16. Received a letter from Captain Brewer, and one 
from T. L., No. 3. Sent one home, No. 7. 

June 20. March from Peekskill to within two miles of Pier's 
Bridge, and encamped on the ground. 

June 21. Moved about a quarter of a mile, and encamped 
on the ground. 

June 22. Moved close to Pier's Bridge — lay on the ground. 
A flag came out of New York with a number of families. 



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June 23. Moved from Pier's Bridge about two miles up the 
river — lay on the ground, 

June 25. Marched at two o'clock in the morning, and went 
round North Castle and back to Pier's Bridge. 

June 26. March from Pier's Bridge, and camped near Dan- 
forth house. 

June 28. March from Danforth house to Cotton's manor, 
leading from the blacksmith shop to Pinkney's tavern. 

July I, 1 78 1. March from Crumford to Taller's Point, and 
embarked and went to Dobb's Ferry. 

July 2. Embarked and landed about one mile below Phil- 
lippy, and march to Fort Independence. There we were attacked 
about sunrise the third day, Captain Allen and Lieutenant 
Libby wounded, and Ensign Hardin killed and left on the 
ground. The number of men killed and wounded : one captain 
wounded, one lieutenant wounded, one ensign killed, one sergeant 
wounded, thirty rank and file wounded, and five killed. One vol- 
unteer wounded. 

July 4. Retired to Saw Mill River Bridge, though they were 
very much fatigued with the march. 

July 6. March to camp to be reviewed by the French officers, 
and moved to within one mile of Dobbs's Ferry. 

July 8. March to camp to be reveiwed by the Plenipoten- 
tiaries of France. 

July 15. Two frigates and three small craft came up the 
North River as far as Tarrytown. 

July 16. A large cannonade against the shipping. 

July 16. The shipping moved as far as Taller's Point. 

July 19. The shipping went down the river. By the best 
account we could get, they suffered very much. 

July 21. Marched to Morrisiana and staid part of the day, 
and march near Fort Independence. 

July 23. March back to our old encampment. 

July 2^. Captain Frye went down as far as Valentine's Hill, 
on command. 

July 29. Our detachment, with Colonel Sheldon's regiment 



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and the York levies, went down below Phillippi's after forage, 
and returned the next morning. 

August I, 1 78 1. A command went down towards King's 
Ferry. 

August 3. Were alarmed by a party of the enemy that came 
up the North River in small boats, and one of our sentinels was 
fired upon by some of the Cow Boys, and was wounded in 
the wrist, so that it is thought he will lose some of his fingers. 

August 4. Wrote a letter and sent to Captain Brewer, and 
one to T. L., No. 8. 

August 18. Our detachment marched from Dobbs's Ferry 
about ten miles, and encamped. 

August 19. The generale beat half-past two o'clock, when 
we struck tents, and marched to King's Ferry, and in the night 
crossed the ferry. But, to my great mortification, I was taken 
sick, so that I was obliged to tarry at King's Ferry. 

August 25. March to within two miles of , but I had 

not marched but about ten miles before I was taken 
sick, and obliged to stop, where I staid three days, and then went 
to Newark, and thence to Brunswick, where I overtook the regi- 
ment. 

September i, 1781. I embark. The fir^t stage was Phila- 
delphia. The 2d and 3d, reconnoitered the city. 

September 4. Set sail and got to mouth of Cristeen River. 

- September 5. Set sail and reached Cristeen about twelve 

o'clock, when we disembarked and marched about one mile, and 

joined the regiment and marched four miles that afternoon, to 

Iron Hill. 

September 6. March to head of Elk. 

September 9. March to Plum Point. 

September 10. Embark on board the vessels, and fell down 
the river about one mile. 

September 11. We set sail with our little fleet, with about 
seventy sail. At four o'clock, p.m., the wind being unfavora- 
ble, we came down the River Elk, and came to anchor near 
Turkey Point. 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 3 1 

September 12. We set sail, and found ourselves entering 
Chesapeake Bay, which is about eighteen miles from the Head of 
Elk, and thirteen miles from Plum Point, where we embarked. 
The head of the bay is about six miles wide, into which, upon the 
west side, enter two rivers together, viz: Northeast River, on 
which is situated Charlestown, ten miles from its mouth, up to 
which town the river is navigable for schooners and brigs. The 
other is Susquehanna, which runs out of Lake Otsego, six hun- 
dred miles from where it enters this bay, navigable but about 
eight or ten miles, by reason of falls. Nearly opposite the North- 
east and Susquehanna Rivers, on the eastern side of the bay, 
enters the Sassafras River, which, navigable twelve miles, where 
is situated Georgetown. Eighteen miles from Susquehanna 
enters Bush River, which is shallow, on which lays Bushtown, 
twelve miles from its mouth, and on the road from Philadelphia 
to Virginia. Next on our way is Pool Island, about twenty-one 
miles from the head of Chesapeake Bay. The island is about 
one mile and a half long, and near one mile wide, and affords a 
very beautiful prospect. Twelve miles from Pool Island is 
North Point, where the River Patapsco enters the Chesapeake 
Bay, on the head of which stands the elegant town of Baltimore. 
Twelve miles from North Point, on the south side, lays Botkin 
Point. The bay at this place is sixteen miles wide. Nearly 
opposite Patapsco, into the east side of the bay, enters the River 
Chester. It runs a considerable length through the eastern part 
of Maryland, from the boundary of Pennsylvania, and is naviga- 
ble for ships fifty miles from its mouth into the country. Erom 
Chester to Annapolis is fifteen miles, where we arrived about half 
an hour before sunset, and came to anchor about two miles of the 
town. Then Captain Frye, Dr. Thatcher, Dr. Munson, and 
myself, went on shore to drink some punch that Dr. Thatcher had 
lost. But to our great disappointment there was none to be 
found, so we charged ourselves with sangaree. About nine 
o'clock, set out to go on board, but the storm and darkness pre- 
vented our going. So we took up our lodgings at the coffee- 
house. 



32 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

September 12. Weighed anchor, sun about one hour high in 
the morning, and put to sea. Got about three miles, when we had 
Gen. Washington's orders to return back and wait till further 
orders. We returned, and came to anchor within about one hun- 
dred yards of the town, when myself, Dr. Thatcher, Dr. Munson, 
and Esq. Smith, went on shore and reconnoitred the city of 
Annapolis, the metropolis of Maryland, where we found a court- 
house — I suppose the most magnificent building in North Amer- 
ica — besides a number of very fine buildings. A little before sun- 
set, I and four other gentlemen went on shore and reconnoitred 
the back part of the town, where we found a number of the best 
buildings in the town, and a number of very fine ladies. 

September 14. Nothing extraordinary; only went to the 
theatre in the evening, where there was a large collection of gen- 
tlemen and ladies, to see the play acted. To wind up this day's 
work, went to the cofifee-house and took a good drink of wine and 
a supper of coffee, and then retired to bed, where I took repose. 

September 15. About twelve o'clock, heard the good news 
that the French had taken a 130-gun frigate, and that the Roe- 
buck and three of them were in chase of one of the British ships. 
There were thirty-six ships of the line in Chesapeake Bay. Sun 
about an hour high, hauled off at the mouth of Annapolis Bay. 
When the agreeable news arrived at Annapolis, there were thir- 
teen pieces fired back of the State House, on the common, and a 
little after that there were thirteen fired on board the French ship. 

September 16. Set sail about sunrise, with a small breeze of 
wind. About nine o'clock, met a small fleet of the French 
frigates and transports, which gave a very agreeable prospect. 
At the same time, passed the South River, four miles from 
Annapolis. Five o'clock, we were hailed by one of the French 
vessels. When we came alongside, they informed us that their 
vessel had sprung a leak. We took fifteen of them on board. 
We came to anchor close under Sharp's Island. 

September 17. We weighed anchor at five o'clock, and 
resumed our voyage, with a fair and moderate breeze. A little 
before sunset, the wind blowed very feeble. About half past nine 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 33 

o'clock, came to anchor in the mouth of Potuxet river, which 
is sixty miles from Annapolis. The above river is navigable fifty 
miles into the country. 

September 18. Twelve o'clock, weighed anchor and resumed 
our journey with a very fresh breeze, which carried us after the 
rate of six miles per hour. Four o'clock, passed Potomac River, 
which is fifteen miles wide, and is navigable to Georgetown, one 
hundred and seventy miles into the country, and parts Maryland 
from Virginia. The bay at this place is thirty miles wide. This 
river is twenty miles from Potuxet. About eight o'clock I went to 
bed, and left our vessel under sail, which carried us about thirty 
miles this night. 

September 19. A little before sunrise, turned out, and found 
our vessel under sail, with a moderate breeze of wind. Ten 
o'clock, the wind and tide of flood made, and we were obliged 
to come to anchor. Capt. Frye and myself went on shore, and 
landed in Virginia, on the western shore, about eight miles to the 
northeast of York River. There was but one building, and that 
the people had left. It was a very sandy and poor country for a 
number of miles around, and no inhabitants within three or four 
miles. Five o'clock, found ourselves at the mouth of the bay 
that makes York River, where Lord Cornwallis is shut in. 
There are four or five ships of the line lying at the mouth of the 
river. About eight o'clock, came to anchor a little below York 
River. 

September 20. About two o'clock in the morning, weighed 
anchor and resumed our voyage. Had not got more than two 
hundred yards, before we were so unfortunate as to get aground, 
where we were detained till sunrise, when we set sail and resumed 
our voyage with a fine breeze. About nine o'clock, arrived in 
Hampton Roads, and past Hawkins's Hole, which is a good har- 
bor, near the mouth of Hampton Roads. At the same time, had 
a good view of the French fleet, which lay within ten miles of 
Hampton Roads. Twelve o'clock, came to anchor about ten 
miles up the James River, with thirty odd sail of the fleet. 

September 21. Nine o'clock, weighed anchor and resumed 

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34 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

our voyage with a head wind. Into Hampton Roads runs Eliza- 
beth River, which leads to Portsmouth. A little above this river 
is Suffolk River, on the south side of James River. About four 
o'clock, came to anchor twenty miles up James River. Then 
myself and a number of other gentlemen went on shore, and went 
three miles into the country. We came to a house where the 
man's name was James; met with a young lady, the first that I 
saw in Virginia. Capt. Frye and myself filled ourselves with 
apple brandy, and then retired on board the Glasgow. 

September 22. Ten o'clock, weighed anchor with a head 
wind. The morning was very cold for the season. About four 
o'clock arrived at Williamsburgh, and disembarked by sunset. 

September 23. Nothing extraordinary — only did not know it 
was Sunday. 

September 24. March from James River, and march through 
Williamsburgh, which is a very pleasant town, and encamp about 
one mile out of the town. I forgot to mention the distance from 
Head of Elk to Williamsburgh ; it is 235 miles. 

September 28. The whole army march from Williamsburgh 
down towards York. 

September 29. In the morning, march within one mile of 
York, and moved to our encampment, about one mile south of 
York. 

Sept. 30. Last night, the enemy abandoned their outworks, 
and we moved and took possession of the above works. There 
was a small matter of cannonading. Gen. Mulenburgh's brigade 
and Hazen's were considered as the reserve picket. We lay upon 
our arms all night. 

October i, 1781. There was a smart cannonading last night 
on our people, who had been throwing up some work last night. 
About nine o'clock we retired to camp. 

October 2. Nothing extraordinary, only the enemy kept up 
a cannonading all day. 

October 3, Our brigade was on the covering party this 
night. 

October 4. As we were coming oflf of the covering party this 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 35 

morning, there was a cannon shot which struck within twenty 
yards of our battahon, and hopped over it within about twenty 
feet of the ground. 

October 5. The brigade was on fatigue, cutting fascines. 
About twelve o'clock, our regiment was ordered off, to hold them- 
selves in readiness for immediate duty. -l-X^i.<c!j>Uo'^i: 

October 6. Agreeable to the order of yesterday, our regi- 
ment moved about four o'clock this evening on the grand parade, 
where we joined the other five regiments. As soon as daylight 
was in, we marched and took our post as follows : Cols. Hunting- 
ton's and Barber's were the covering party between the enemy 
and the works that our people hove up that night, where we 
expected to receive a very heavy cannonade, but to our good luck 
there was but little of it, so that we received no damage. 

October 7. We lay in the trenches that we had hove up the 
night before. There was considerable cannonading, but very 
little damage done. 

October 8. Was relieved from fifty-eight hours' duty. 

October 9. The cannonading commenced against Yorktown, 
and continued all night. 

October 10. The cannonading continued. Our division 
went and manned the lines. It was very pleasing to see the 
cannonading. About eight o'clock in the evening, two of the 
enemy's ships got on fire ; whether it was done by the enemy or 
our people is not known at present. 

October 11. In the evening, our people broke ground within 
150 yards of the enemy's works — not one man hurt. 

October 12. Nothing extraordinary, only the cannonading 
continued. 

October 13. Nothing new ; only the old story over again. 

October 14. About five o'clock, the two brigades of infantry 
march, but it was unknown where. But before seven o'clock 
found ourselves storming the enemy's works, which we put in 
execution. Our loss was very inconsiderable. The Americans 
stormed one work, and the French stormed two. Their loss was 
considerable, but the particulars not known. Col. Jennot was 



36 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

wounded; Maj. Barber, ditto; Col. Barber, ditto; Capt. Fitz- 
patrick, ditto. Our loss of killed and wounded did not exceed 
twenty. 

October i6. Went on duty in the trenches. 

October 17. About eleven o'clock, the enemy sent out a flag 
to have a conference with His Excellency General Washington, 
which stopped the firing for a little time. Four o'clock in the 
afternoon, the firing ceased for the day. 

October 18. A cessation of arms since yesterday noon, and 
His Excellency General Washington and Lord Cornwallis are 
agreeing upon terms of capitulation, 

October 19. The American and French army are paraded to 
receive the British army as prisoners. Our armies were drawn 
up in a line of battle, fronting each other, and the British march 
through them with three thousand troops. 

October 20. The prisoners remained in Yorktown. 

October 21. Our brigade went on duty in Yorktown, and I 
reconnoitred the town, and there was scarcely a spot in town but 
the shot and shells had been ; they had torn the houses almost all 
to pieces. 

October 23. Nothing extraordinary, only Col. Huntington 
set out for home. 

October 31. The sick of the light infantry embarked to go to 
Head of Elk. 

November i, 1781. Nothing, only an accident happened in 
York. There were a number of shells burst — killed one man, 
wounded a corporal of ours, who died in four hours, and a num- 
ber of others wounded. 

November 4. Embarked on board the ship Deligan. 

November 5. Lay still all day; in the evening, weighed 
anchor and resumed our voyage; had got about six miles, and 
very unluckily got aground. 

November 6. About one o'clock, got off and resumed our 
voyage. About seven o'clock got into Chesapeake Bay, and 
came to anchor. 

November 7. Weighed anchor and resumed our voyage. 



LIEUT. BENJAMINS REVOLUTIONARY DIARY 37 

November 21. We were from the 7th to the 21st getting 
from Potomac to Head of Elk, in which time I was very sick, 
and suffered very much by being wounded, and nothing that was 
comfortable to eat; but by the blessing of God I recovered my 
health again. Disembarked at the Head of Elk, and took quar- 
ters at Mr. Johnson's, near the river. 

November 22. Lay still at Mr. Johnson's. 

November 24. March from Head of Elk to within one mile 
and a half from Wilmington. 

November 25. To within eleven miles of Philadelphia. The 
night was very stormy. 

November 26. Marched about five miles past Philadelphia, 
and encamped near Frankfort. 

November 2y. Lay still all day. 

November 28. Marched two miles past Bristol. Before we 
got to our journey's end, we had a very severe snow storm. 

November 29. Marched and crossed Delaware, and billeted 
the troops in houses at Trenton. 

November 30. Lay still all day. 

December i, 1781. Marched from Trenton to within three 
miles of Princeton. 

December 2. Marched from Princeton to within two miles of 
Steel's Gap. 

December 3. Marched to within one mile of Morristown. 

December 4. Marched from Morristown, about eleven miles. 

December 5. March. 

December 6. March. 

December 7. March. 

December 8. Col. Scammel's regiment of infantry was 
broken up, and the men joined the company of infantry. Myself 
crossed the North River. 

December 9. Got my furlough, and dined with General 
Peterson. 

December 10. Prepared to set out for home. 

December 11. Left West Point, to go home on furlough. 
Rode as far as Col. Vandeburgh's. Lodged there that night. 



38 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

December 12. Rode from Col. Vandeburg's to Mr. Clem- 
mens's. 

December 13. Rode from Mr. Clemmens's to Capt. Bates's. 

December 14. Rode from Capt. Bates's to Springfield, and, 
to my great disappointment, found I could not cross the ferry, 
but was very agreeably entertained with a number of gentlemen 
and lodgers. 

December 15. Rode from Springfield to Weston. Lodged 
at Mr. Cutter's. 

December 16. Rode from Cutter's to Sudbury. 

December 17. Arrived at Waltham about sunset. 



TABITHA LIVERMORE GENEALOGY. 



IV. 
ANCESTRY OF TABITHA LIVERMORE. 



FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

L Among the earliest settlers of Watertown, Mass., was 
John Livermore. He embarked from Ipswich, England, for 
New England in 1634, in the ship "Francis," bringing with him 
his wife Grace and infant daughter Hannah. 

Neither his home in England nor his parentage are positively 
known, but there is reason to suppose that he came from Little 
Thurloe, County of Suffolk, where many of the name are recorded 
in the parish registers. 

Among the children of Peter and Marabella (Wysbych) 
Livermore, whose baptisms are found there, appears the name of 
a John, baptized September 30, 1604. 

This does not agree with the age, twenty-eight years, which is 
given as that of John Livermore of Watertown at the time of his 
embarkation for America in 1634, nor does it conform to the 
dates on his grave-stone in the old cemetery at Watertown, both 
of which would make the date of his birth a year or two later. 

John Livermore first settled in Watertown, where he remained 
but a few years, for in 1639 he was in Connecticut, where, as a 
resident of New Haven, he signed the fundamental agreement of 
the New Haven Colony. October 29, 1640, he was admitted a 
member of the Court, and took the oath of allegiance in 1644. 

He probably left New Haven about 1650 and returned to 
Watertown. He was by trade a potter and held many offices of 



40 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

trust both in New Haven and Watertown. In the latter town he 
was selectman for several years. 

The family name of his wife is not known. She died in 
Watertown in 1691. John Livermore died April 14, 1684, and 
was buried in the ancient burial ground at the corner of Mount 
Auburn and Arlington Streets, Watertown. 

The simple headstone of slate marking his grave bears the 
following inscription : 

Here Lyes the Body 

of John Livermore 

aged 78 years. Deed 

April 14 1684, 

John and Grace Livermore had eleven children, of whom the 
eldest, Hannah, v/as born in England and one was probably born 
in Watertown before the family went to New Haven, as on his 
arrival there he was rated for four persons beside servants ; four 
children were baptized so probably born in New Haven, and the 
others were born after the return to Watertown. 

1. Hannah,^ born in Eng. in 1633; married Feb. 14, 1655-6, 
John Coolidge, Jr. ; died Dec. 23, 1678. 

2. Nathaniel,^ born ; died 1730. 

3. John,- born about 1638-9; died 1718-19. 

4. Samuel,^ baptized in New Haven, Aug. 15, 1641. 

5. Daniel,- baptized in New Haven, Oct. 7, 1643. 

6. Adan,^ baptized in New Haven, June 4, 1645. 

7. Mary,^ baptized in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1647. 

8. Edmund,- born and died, 1659. 

9. Martha,^ born ; married July 15, 1682, Abraham 

Parker of Chelmsford. 

10. Elizabeth,^ born . 

11. Sarah/ born ; married James Townsend. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

XL Samuel Livermore, fourth child of John^ and Grace 
Livermore, was probably born in New Haven. Conn., where his 
baptism was recorded Aug. 15, 1641. He went with his parents 



ANCESTRY OF TABITHA LIVERMORE 4 1 

on their return to Watertown in 1650 and spent the remainder of 
his Hfe in that town. By occupation he was a maltster. 

March 10, 1681, his father conveyed to him by deed his home- 
stead, thirty acres of land and a dwelling house, and twenty acres 
of wood land, "as a recompense of that dutiful obedience that the 
said Samuel hath yielded to, and therefore hath been, through 
God's blessing, a comfort and a support to the said John and 
family." 

Samuel Livermore was selectman of Watertown in 1684 and 
1690. 

He married June 4, 1668, Anna Bridge, bom in 1646, and 
daughter of Matthew- and Anna (Danforth) Bridge of Cam- 
bridge Farms, now Lexington, Mass. 

Her father, Matthew Bridge, was born in England, about 
1615, and was a son of John Bridge of Essex County, England, 
who came to America in 1632 and settled in New Town, now 
Cambridge, where he "helped to establish church, school and 
representative government, and thus to plant a Christian common 
wealth," as we read on the pedestal of the statue of the Puritan, 
erected to his memory on Cambridge Common in 1882. 

Elizabeth Bridge, sister of Anna, married Captain Benjamin 
Garfield and became the ancestress of the late James A. Garfield, 
President of the United States. 

Their mother, Anna Danforth, was a sister of Thomas Dan- 
forth, Deputy Governor of Massachusetts, 1679- 1686, and Pres- 
ident of the Province of Maine. Thomas and Anna Danforth 
came to America with their father, Nicholas Danforth, who was 
a member of a distinguished family in Framlingham, Suflfolk 
County, England. It is said he owned a manor there and put 
much of his property out of his hands to avoid the honor of 
knighthood. He married Elizabeth Symmes, whose grand-par- 
ents suffered great persecutions during Queen Mary's reign. 
She died in England in 1629. Nicholas Danforth settled in 
Cambridge, where he died April, 1638. 

Samuel Livermore died, according to Bond's Genealogies, 
Dec. 5, 1690. His grave-stone in the Watertown cemetery says: 



42 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

"He deceased January 14, 1690." As his will was dated Dec. 5, 
1690, and proved June 16, 1691, the date given by Bond is 
undoubtedly the correct one. 

His widow, Anna, married Oliver Wellington and died Aug. 
28, 1727. We read of her, "Anne was ancestress of many dis- 
tinguished persons especially in the church." 

Children of Samuel^ and Anna Bridge Livermore. 

1. Anna,' born March 29, 1669; died young. 

2. Grace/ born Sept. 28, 1671 ; married Oct. 6, 1691, Samuel 
Harrington; died Nov. 4, 1703. 

3. Samuel,' born April 27, 1673 ; died May 23, 1719. 

4. Daniel,' born Feb. 3, 1674-5 ; died Nov. 16, 1720. 

5. Thomas,' born Jan. 5, 1676. 

6. Jonathan,' born April 19, 1678; died Nov. 8, 1705. 

7. Matthew,' born 1679-80; probably died young. 

8. John,' born Feb. 27, 1680-1 ; died April 18, 1717. 

9. Abigail,' born Oct. 9, 1683 ; married June 2, 1708, John 
Warren, Jr. ; died July 12, 1710. 

10. Nathaniel,' born Dec. 29, 1685 ; married Sarah Har- 
rington ; killed by the falling of a tree Feb., 1711-12. 

11. Lydia,' born July 26, 1687; married Joshua Eaton of 
Worcester, 

12. Anna,' born 1690; married, ist, John Bemis, Jr., 2d, 
Jonas Smith. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Ill* Thomas Livermore, fifth child of SamueP and Anna 
(Bridge) Livermore, was born in Watcrtown, January 5, 1676. 
He resided a few years in Cambridge, but the most of his life was 
spent in the West Precinct, as that part of Watertown afterwards 
incorporated as the town of Waltham, was then called. 

He was selectman of Watertown from 1719 to 1726 inclusive; 
also in 1728, 1732 and 1733, and was one of the most valued and 
influential citizens of the town. He married December 14, 1704, 
Mary Bright, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Coolidge) 



ANCESTRY OF TABITHA LIVERMORE 43 

Bright. She was granddaughter of Henry and Anne (Gold- 
stone) Bright, both members of honored families in Suffolk 
County, England, where the Brights for many generations had 
been classed among the landed gentry of the county — the seat of 
the family being at Bury St. Edmunds. Henry was the first of 
the name in this country; his wife Anne was a descendant of 
Roman Goldstone of Bedingsfield, Eng. 

On the maternal side, Mary Bright was descended from John 
Coolidge, who came to America from Cambridgeshire, England, 
and whose lineage is traced back to Thomas Coolynge of Arring- 
ton, who died in 1495. 

Thomas Livermore died May 8, 1761. Mary Bright Liver- 
more died Sept. 29, 1765. 

Children. 

1. Benjamin*, born Nov. 4, 1705; died 1724. 

2. Ebenezer*, born in Cambridge, May 18, 1708; died Jan. 
2, 1724. 

3. Tabitha*, born in Cambridge, Oct. 11, 1711 ; married 
Deacon John Gove of Weston. 

4. Nathaniel*, born in Watertown, April 13, 1713. 

5. Abijah*, born May 21, 1715; died 1724. 

6. Elisha*, born Jan, 9, 1720; died Feb. 13, 1795. 

7. Huldah*, born Aug. 7, 1722; married May 4, 1748, Capt. 
Jonathan Bemis of Watertown. 

8. Benjamin*, born Nov. 3, 1726; died Jan. 4, 1748-9. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

IV« Nathaniel Livermore, fourth child of Thomas' and 
Mary (Bright) Livermore, was born in the West Precinct of 
Watertown, April 13, 1713. The town of Waltham was incor- 
porated in 1738, and he was one of its selectmen from 1760 to 
1763. 

He married April 11, 1751, Martha White, who was bom 
May 27, 1730. She was the daughter of Andrew and Jane 
(Dix) White. Nathaniel Livermore died in Waltham in 1783. 



44 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Children born in Waltham, Mass. 

1. Thomas', born Jan, 19, 1752; died July 23, 1755. 

2. EuNICE^. born Oct. 22, 1753; married Josiah Mixer: died 
Sept. 23, 1840. 

3. Martha', born Aug. 31, 1755; married Elisha Brewer; 
died Dec, 1837. 

4. Tabitha', born June 27, 1757; married in Waltham, Jan. 
16, 1782, Lieut. Samuel Benjamin of Watertown; died in Liver- 
more. Me., June 20, 1837. 

5. Moses', born March 31, 1759; married Sept. 17, 1783, 
Lydia Harrington of Shrewsbury. 

6. John', born May 4, 1761 ; married Rachel Morse of New- 
ton; died Oct., 1807. 

7. Lydia', born March 26, 1763 ; married Nov. 6, 1787, 
Ephraim Child, who was born in Waltham, July 26, 1760. They 
went to Livermore, Maine, in 1794, where she died June, 1804. 
Ephraim Child died in 1825. They had six children. 

Polly", who married Nathan Holman of Dixfield, Me. 
Lydia', married ist Reuben Dennet, 2d John Clark. 
WILLIAM^ married Lovina Deshon. 

Ephriam", married Ann Higgins and lived in Canton, Me. 
Abijah', married ist Mary Marston, 2d Mary Leach. 
Jacob', died unmarried. 

8. Amos', born June 3, 1765 ; married June 5, 1795, Hannah 
Sanderson. They went to Livermore, Me., the same year. She 
died and he married 2d, Eunice Luce, and after her death, her 
sister, Phebe Luce. Amos Livermore died Sept. 15, 1826. He 
had several children. 

9. Ruth', born May 27, 1767; married Feb., 1790, Nathan- 
iel Goodwin, who died Sept. 5, 1790. 

10. David', born Nov. 26, 1769 ; married May 7, 1798, Sibel 
White, who died March 8, 1837. He died Oct. 21, 1827. 

11. Nathaniel', born Sept. 10, 1772; married in 1797, Eliz- 
abeth Gleason. He resided in Cambridge, Mass., where he lived 
to an advanced age. 



V. 

LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN IN LIVERMORE. 

MAINE. 

Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin of Watertown, and Tabitha 
Livermore. daughter of Nathaniel and Martha White Livermore 
of Waltham, Mass., were married in Waltham on the sixteenth 
day of January, 1782, by Rev. Jacob Gushing, pastor of the 
Church of Christ in Waltham. 

After his discharge from the Army, and while searching for 
a location for their future home. Lieutenant Benjamin went in 
the fall of 1782 to a township in the District of Maine, then 
known as "Liverton." This township had been granted to 
Samuel Livermore of Waltham, Mass., and others, for services 
in the French and Indian Wars, in place of the township origi- 
nally granted them on the Connecticut River. 

It was first called "Port Royal," as the particular service for 
which it had been granted was the reduction of Port Royal (now 
Annapolis), Nova Scotia. 

After its settlement by Deacon Elijah Livermore in 1779, the 
name was changed, it is said at the suggestion of Major Thomas 
Fish, one of its first settlers, to Liverton, in honor of its first 
settler and chief proprietor; shortly after to Livermorestown, 
and finally on its incorporation in 1795 to Livermore, by which 
name it has since been known. 

Evidently pleased with the pioneer settlement Lieutenant 
Benjamin decided to make it his future home, and on the tenth 
day of October, 1782, bought of Deacon Livermore (who was a 
second cousin of his wife, their common ancestor being Samuel 
Livermore, son of John, the founder of the family in America), a 
tract of land containing about one hundred and twenty acres, and 
which was described as follows : "Southerly on land of Josiah 



46 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Norcross. Easterly on Long Pond so called. Northerly on the 
last division and another Pond. Westerly on said Pond and Lot 
No. 55." The consideration named was thirty pounds. On the 
following day Lieutenant Benjamin executed a mortgage to 
Deacon Livermore to secure its payment, the provisions of which 
will be given in full. 

"Provided nevertheless the true intend and meaning of both 
grantor and grantee is, that if the said Samuel Benjamin be 
accounted a settler for one of the rights said land was drawn on, 
and likewise deliver the said Elijah Livermore his heirs, Exors, 
admrs, twenty-five bushels of Indian Corn and twenty-five 
bushels of rie, the interest thereof in discharge of a note of hand 
by him subscribed, payable in twenty-six months from the date 
thereof and even date herewith, and shall further deliver the said 
Elijah Livermore, his heirs, Exors, Admors, twenty-five bushels of 
Indian Corn and twenty-five bushels of rie and the interest there- 
of, in three years and two months, in discharge of a promissory' 
note of hand by him subscribed of even date herewith, when 
the same to be void and of no eiTect, or else to remain in full force 
and virtue." 

The original deed and mortgage from which the above de- 
scription and provisions are copied, as well as many other papers 
connected with the business transactions in which Lieutenant 
Benjamin was engaged, were written by him, thus giving evi- 
dence that in the early days of the town's settlement he often 
acted as scribe, his training as Adjutant in the Army having 
given him abundant practice in the use of the pen as is shown 
by his, for that day, remarkably clear and even hand. 

Lieut. Benjamin returned to Watertown and in the following 
March, accompanied by his wife, went to Liverton to take up his 
permanent residence. 

They occupied while building a house of their own, on the 
land bought of Deacon Livermore, a log-cabin built by Major 
Thomas Fish on a lot adjoining theirs, at what has since been 
called the "Fish Meadow." 

Lieutenant Benjamin was the fourth settler, with a family, in 
Livermore, and undoubtedly suffered all the privations and hard- 



LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN IN LIVERMORE, ME. 47 

ships incident to the Hfe of a pioneer in a new and unsettled com- 
munity. 

In March, 1796, Lieut. Benjamin in company with Samuel 
Luce, Jr., bought the grist and saw-mills of Otis Robinson, and 
a few months later bought Luce's share, assuming the whole own- 
ership, adding to the property in October, 1796, the tract of land 
lying around the mills, which he also bought of Robinson. These 
mills were the upper mills on Mill Brook, near the outlet of Long 
Pond, and later known as Gibbs' Mills. About 1798 he removed 
to a farm he had purchased* on the east side of the river. The 
dwelling house standing there not being suited to the needs of his 
family another was built by him a year or two later. This was 
a house of two stories, with columns in front, large and 
square on the ground; the ground floor containing four large 
rooms, and in the center an immense chimney built after the 
fashion of the time. This house in which Lieutenant Benjamin 
spent the rest of his life, and in which he died, was destroyed by 
lire. May 25, 1826, the house now occupying the same site having 
been built by his son, David Benjamin. 

Beside caring for his farm, Lieut. Benjamin engaged exten- 
sively in lumbering, and in 181 1 built and operated a saw-mill on 
a brook leading into the Androscoggin River a little above Strick- 
land's Ferry, and which at the present time is known as Norris' 
Mill. He also owned a blacksmith shop and a "potash;" this 
being the technical name of the place where potash was manufac- 
tured from ashes. 

Soon after moving to the east side of the river he established 
a ferry near his home, which was widely known as "Benjamin's 
Ferry," and was maintained by him for several years, until what 
is now known as Strickland's Ferry was opened, when it was 
abolished. 

♦December 8, 1797, Lieut. Benjamin bought of Nathaniel Dailey part of 
Lot II, on the east side of the Androscoggin River, for $1,500. On the 
same day he bought of Elijah Livermore part of the same lot for $100. 
May 16, 1798, of Nezer Dailey, fifty acres of the same lot, il, for $240. 
March 23, 1799, of Daniel Stevens of Winthrop, the remaining land in Lot 
II, seventy acres, for which he paid $170. 



48 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

From the time Lieutenant Benjamin took up his residence in 
Livermore he was actively interested in town affairs. Early in 
its history he was one of a committee chosen to divide the town 
into school-districts, and was school agent for several years. He 
was a selectman from 1801 to 1805 inclusive, and Surveyor of 
Highways for a score of years. 

The success that attended the many and varied interests in 
which Lieut. Benjamin was engaged indicate that he was a man 
of good judgment, sound common sense, and great executive 
ability. 

That he was able to provide for his family in a more liberal 
manner than could the average Maine farmer of his time, there is 
evidence in the bills of goods found among his papers, which 
show that not only the necessities, but many of the comforts, and 
what in that day were undoubtedly the luxuries of life, found 
their way into his household. 

Considering the limited opportunities of his youth he was a 
man of good education, few of the pioneers of that section of 
Maine being his superior. Through the newspapers which at an 
early day began their regular visits to his home, he kept informed 
in the news of the day, and in the affairs of the nation in which he 
was greatly interested and to which he had given seven years of 
active life to protect and defend. 

Lieutenant Benjamin came of a Puritan family, but after 
going to Livermore, identified himself with the Universalis! 
faith, was interested in the establishment of a church of that 
denomination in Livermore, and was one of its most liberal sup- 
porters the remainder of his life. 

There is nothing but tradition to give us any knowledge of his 
personal appearance. He was, we are told, a man of medium 
stature. 

In features some of his sons are said to have resembled him, 
especially his second son, Samuel, Jr., who bore (so said David 
Benjamin) a strong likeness to his father. A picture of this 
son, taken from a portrait painted in 1829, and which will be 
found in this volume, may give to the descendants of Lieutenant 



LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN IN LIVERMORE, ME. 49 

Benjamin some idea of their ancestor as he appeared when in the 
prime of life. The following impression of him and of his dress 
when attired for extraordinary occasions, is given by one of his 
oldest living descendants. 

"He was a man of dignified bearing, with a queue, and 
dressed in Continental fashion, in a blue, not dark, broadcloth, 
with buff broadcloth for collars and cuffs, knee breeches and sil- 
ver buckles on his shoes, leaving in the mind the appearance of a 
very dignified and elegant gentleman." 

Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin died at his home in Livermore 
(now East Livermore) April 14, 1824, aged 71 years 2 months 
and 9 days. His funeral, which was attended by the Rev. 
Fayette Mace of Farmington, Maine, was held at his home on the 
east side of the river. 

He was buried, with military honors, by the side of his 
mother in the little country burying ground on the "Intervale" in 
Livermore, where, in the years that have passed, three genera- 
tions of his descendants have found their last resting places near 
him. A simple headstone, with the following inscription, marks 
his grave : 

This monument is 
erected to the memory of 
Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin 
who died 
April 14, 1824 
in the 72d year of his age. 
An officer of the American Revolution who fought 
in the sacred cause of his country and the rights of 
mankind from the ever-memorable morning of the 
19th of April, 1775, to the surrender of Lord Corn- 
wallis at Yorktown, on the 19th day of October, 
1 78 1, and from thence to the close of that sanguin- 
ary war which established the freedom and inde- 
pendence of the United States and gave them a 
distinguished rank among the nations of the earth. 



i 



VI. 

TABITHA LIVERMORE BENJAMIN. 



Tabitha Livermore, the wife of Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin, 
deserves more than a passing notice. 

The record of her ancestry has shown her descent from some I 
of the most respected families of Cambridge, Watertown and 
Waltham. That in her character and disposition she proved her- ' 
self worthy of her ancestry, we have abundant evidence in the' 
recollections of those now living who knew and honored her. 
All agree that she was a woman of great ability, untiring energy 
and unfailing kindness. 

One of her grandchildren writes of her: "The remembrances 
of my grandmother are pleasant and abiding. To me she was a 
woman of great courage and fortitude, as evidenced in going to 
the then wilderness of Maine, a bride, when the long and cruel \ 
war was over. They were among the first families arriving in ' 
that section. There they lived, quite to themselves, with Indians 
all around them, who made frequent calls to their cabin, often 
finding my grandmother quite alone; but she met them without 
apparent fear, with courage and kindness. 

"She was a woman of strong and striking traits of character 
— a Christian in the true sense of the term. 

"I remember her as of pleasing personality; of medium 
height, with nose slightly aquiline and eyes of very deep blue, 
very speaking or impressive. She was, I consider, a remarkable 
woman, and to me her memory is, and ever will be, a sacred 
remembrance." 

After the death of her husband, Tabitha Livermore Ben- 
jamin made her home with her son Billy and his wife on the 
"Intervale," although a part of her time was spent at the old 
homestead in the family of her son David. 



TABITHA LIVERMORE BENJAMIN 5 1 

She was always a most welcome guest in the homes of her 
other children, and her grandchildren, each of whom she called 
"a Christian's pattern," cherished through all their lives a warm 
and grateful recollection of her goodness to them. 

She died on the "Intervale," June 20, 1837, aged eighty years 
five months and twenty-four days. Her funeral sermon was 
from the text : "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." 

She was laid to rest in the "Intervale" burying ground, 
between her husband and her son Charles, the only one of her ten 
children who did not survive her. 



VII. 

FAMILY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN. 

SamueP and Tabitha Livermore Benjamin were the parents 
of ten children, all born in Livermore, Maine. 

1. BiLLY^, born March 13, 1785; died in Livermore, March 

31, 1849. 

2. Samuel, Jr.^^ born Sept. 7, 1786; died in Winthrop, Me., 

April 27, 1871. 

3. Nathaniel,'^ born May 16, 1788; died in Livermore, 

Dec. 19, 1867. 

4. Betsey,'^ born Dec. 29, 1790; died in Bangor, Me., Dec. 12, 

i860. 

5. PoLLY^, born Oct. 2, 1792; died in Bangor, Me., March 6, 

1865. 

6. Martha^ (or Patty), twin of Polly, born Oct. 4, 1792; died 

in Livermore, May 6, 1861. 

7. David'^, born June 3, 1794; died in East Livermore, Oct. 

3, 1883. 

8. Charles,^ born Aug. 2, 1795 ; died in Winthrop, Maine, 

May 10, 1834. 

9. Elisha'^, born Oct. 10, 1797; died in New Orleans, La., 

Dec, 1852. 
10. Ruth'', born May 20, 1799; died in Livermore, Feb. 3, 1869. 

All these children were born in the home on the west side of 
the Androscoggin with the exception of the youngest, Ruth, who 
was bom after the family moved to the east side of the river. 

It is interesting to note their names and conjecture as to the 
sources from which they were derived. From whom Billy, Polly 
and Charles received their names we have no clue. There must 
have been some strong reason for not following the custom of the 
day, which gave to the first born son a family name. In this 



FAMILY OF LIEUT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 53 

family the second son bore the father's name, one which had 
probably been given him in honor of his grandfather, Samuel 
Nutting. 

Nathaniel was named for his grandfather Livermore; Betsey 
possibly for her grandmother, Elizabeth Benjamin, the names 
being frequently interchanged; Martha received the name of her 
grandmother Livermore, but the name by which she was known 
and loved by her family and friends was "Patty;" while the 
remaining children, David, Elisha and Ruth took the names of 
their mother's brothers and sister. 

These sons and daughters grew to manhood and womanhood 
in their father's home. Their education as far as book lore was 
concerned was given them in the little district school-house. As 
they grew in years and strength the sons aided their father in the 
work of the farm, in his lumbering operations and the other 
projects in which he was engaged. The daughters we may be 
sure were equally industrious, and did their full share in the work 
of the large household. 

From this home, with the exception of David, who spent his 
life in the old homestead, they went out to establish households of 
their own ; the sons to become industrious, thrifty and honored 
citizens in the communities where they made their homes; the 
daughters to become equally honored as good wives and mothers, 
and kind and sympathetic friends and neighbors. 

It may be truly said of all of them, sons and daughters alike, 
as was said of one in days of old, "Their children arise up, and 
call them blessed." 



VIII. 
COLONEL BILLY BENJAMIN. 

VIL Colonel Billy'^ Benjamin was born in Livermore, 
March 13, 1785. He was the second male child born in that town 
and spent his entire life there. For several years he was a tav- 
ern-keeper on the "Intervale." During the war of 1812 he was 
ensign in Capt. William Morison's Company, and went with that 
company when it marched to the defense of Portland in the fall 
of 1814. He served in every grade of the State Militia from 
Sergeant to Colonel, entering the service as early as 1808, and 
continuing until 1826, when he resigned. 

Hon. Israel Washburn, Jr., in his "Notes of Livermore," in 
speaking of the militia of the town, says : 

"From these organizations graduated many a local military 
celebrity, facile princeps among whom was Colonel Billy Benja- 
min, every inch a soldier, whose voice, rich, but thunder-toned, 
and whose manly form and martial bearing as he rode upon the 
field on muster-day, calling 'Attention, the regiment!' will not 
be forgotten by any person who was privileged to be present on 
one of those notable occasions." 

Colonel Benjamin married in Livermore, Sept. 12, 1816, 
Phebe Wellington, daughter of Lieut. Elijah and Phebe Welling- 
ton, who went to Livermore from Lincoln, Mass. She was bom 
March 23, 1788, and died in Livermore, Dec. 4, 1869. 

Colonel Benjamin died at his home on the "Intervale," March 
31, 1849. 




SAMUEL BENJAMIN, JR. 



IX. 
DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL BENJAMIN, JR. 

VII. Samuel Benjamin, Jr., was born in Livermore, 
Maine, September 7, 1786, and remained there until 1806, when 
he went to the neighboring town of Winthrop to learn the trade 
of a cabinet maker. After an apprenticeship of three years he 
went into business for himself in Winthrop, which was continued 
until 1837, when he began the manufacture of agricultural imple- 
ments, remaining in this business until 1853, when he transferred 
it to his sons. 

During the War of 18 12 he was a lieutenant in the Winthrop 
Militia and was called out at the head of his company, at the call 
of the Governor, to repel the attempted attack of the British on 
the coast. He was later commissioned Captain. He was Town 
Clerk of Winthrop from 1815 to 1823 inclusive; Selectman in 
1843. He married in Winthrop, Jan. 11, 1816, Olivia Metcalf*, 

* Ancestry of Olivia Metcalf: 

(i.) Michael Metcalf \ founder of the family in America, born in 
Tatterford, Norfolk Co., Eng., in 1586. He was the son of Rev. Leonard 
Metcalf, rector in Tatterford. About 1616 he removed to Norwich, in the 
same county. On account of religious persecution he left England and 
came to America in 1637; settled in Dedham, Mass., where he died. He 
married in Heigham, Eng., Oct. 13, 1616, Sarah EUwyn, who died in Ded- 
ham, Nov. 30, 1644. 

(2.) Michael" Metcalf, b. in Eng., Aug. 29, 1620; m. April 2, 1644, 
Mary Fairbanks; d. in Dedham, Dec. 24, 1654. 

(3.) Eleazer' Metcalf, b. in Dedham, March 20, 1653; m- April 9, 1684, 
Meletiah Fisher; d. in Wrentham, Mass., Aug. 17, 1742. 

(4.) Michael' Metcalf, b. May 21, 1687; m. Abiell Colburn. 

(5.) Joseph'' Metcalf, M.D. ; b. in Wrentham, Feb. 20 (o. s.), 1724; m. 
Oct. 1751, Hannah Haven; d. in Franklin, Mass., March 28, 1767. 

(6.) Calvin* Metcalf, b. in Franklin, Dec. 7, 1761 ; m. Nov. 12, 1789, 
Eunice Adams ; d. in Winthrop, Me., Nov. 8, 1845. 

(7.) Olivia^ Metcalf; m. Samuel Benjamin, Jr. 



56 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

daughter of Calvin and Eunice (Adams) Metcalf. She was 
born in FrankHn, Mass., July 30, 1795, and died in Winthrop, 
May 30, 1879. Samuel Benjamin, Jr., died in Winthrop, April 
27, 1871. 

Children of Samuel, Jr., and Olivia Metcalf Benjamin, 
BORN IN Winthrop, Maine. 

1. Olivia Adams*, born Jan. 2, 1817; died in Winthrop, July 

16, 1822. 

2. Samuel Eliot*, born Dec. 29, 1818. 

3. Caroline Emmons*, born Jan. 27, 182 1 ; died in Winthrop, 

July 31, 1822. 

4. John Milton*, born March 28, 1823. 

5. Albion Paris*, born Jan. 12, 1825. 

6. Mary Ann*, born March 16, 1827. 

7. Julius Metcalf*, born May 17, 1829; died in Winthrop, 

June 15, 1829. 

8. Caroline Olivia*, born Dec. 27, 1830; married in Orleans, 

Mass., April, 1862, Marshall Doane of San Francisco, 
Cal. He was born in Orleans, Mass., June 13, 1828, and 
died in San Francisco, March 7, 1889. She resides in 
Salem, Mass. 

9. Susan Metcalf*, born March 17, 1833; married in Win- 

throp, Nov. 7, i860, Andrew J. Crowell, who was born in 
Winslow, Me., Nov. 11, 1832. They live in Winthrop. 
ID. Maria Frances*, born Feb. 25, 1835. Her home is in 
Winthrop. 

11. Charles Henry*, born Feb. 19, 1840; died in Winthrop, 

July 9, 1850. 

12. Ellen*, born May 17, 1842. 



VIII. Samuel Eliot Benjamin, born in Winthrop, Dec. 
29, 1818. He fitted for college at Monmouth and Farmington 
Academies, and in 1836 entered the Sophomore class at Bowdoin 
College. After his graduation in 1839 he went to Ellsworth, 






DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL BENJAMIN, JR. 57 

Maine, where he was principal of the High School, meanwhile 
studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and after two 
years spent in his native town and in travel, established himself 
in 1843 ^" Patten, Maine, where he remained in the active prac- 
tice of law the rest of his life. He held various town offices, 
taking special interest in the educational interests of the town. 
He was a member of the Maine Legislature in 1853. 

Mr. Benjamin married in Crystal Plantation, Me., Dec. 15, 
1854, Ellen Marion Fairfield, dau. of Jedediah and Annie 
(Clarke) Fairfield. She was born in China, Maine, Jan. 12, 
1830, and died in Patten, May 5, 1889. 

He died in Patten, Jan. 20, i{ 



Children, born in Patten^ Me. 

1. Charles Henry"*, born Aug. 29, 1856. He took a special 

course at the Maine State College (now University of 
Maine) in 1877-8, receiving the honorary degree of 
Mechanical Engineer in 1881. He was instructor and 
professor in the College from August, 1880, to January, 
1887. After two years spent in Boston, he went in the 
fall of 1889 to Cleveland, Ohio, and has since that time 
been Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Case 
School of Applied Science in that city. He is a member 
of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of 
the International Society for Testing Materials. He mar- 
ried in West Waterville (now Oakland), Me., Aug. 17, 
1879, Cora Louise Benson, dau. of Russell C. and Abi- 
gail (Dunbar) Benson. She was born in West Water- 
ville, Jan. 23, 1857. 

Children. 
I. Marion", born in West Waterville, Oct. 9, 1881. 
II. Barbara", born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 17, 1890. 
III. Harold Dunbar'", born in Cleveland, March 18, 1892; died in 
Cleveland, Oct. 21, 1896. 

2. Edward Fairfield*, bom Ma> 17, 1858; died in Patten, 

April 15, 1861. 



58 "" ' ■ BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

3. John Milton^, born March 6, 1866. He is connected with 
the electrical engineering department in the Lawrence 
Scientific School, Harvard University. 



VIIL John Milton Benjamin, born in Winthrop, March 
28, 1823. After leaving the public and private schools of Win- 
throp he entered his father's manufactory, and continued in his 
employ until 1851, when he was taken into partnership, which 
was continued with his father, and later with his brother, A. P. 
Benjamin, until 1862, when he retired from the firm. He was 
Town Clerk of Winthrop from 1849 to 1862; Representative in 
the Maine Legislature in 1859; Assistant Assessor of Internal 
Revenue, under the new Revenue act, from 1862 to 1865, when 
other duties compelled his retirement; cashier of the National 
Bank of Winthrop from its organization in 1864 until it sur- 
rendered its charter, and is now ( 1900) engaged in closing up its 
affairs ; Town Treasurer of Winthrop since 1869. 

He married in Winthrop, July 2, 1856, Bettie Livermore* 
Benjamin, dau. of Charles^ and Lucy (Chase) Benjamin. She 
was born in Livermore, March 9, 1824, and died in Winthrop, 
April 12, 1898. 

Children, born in Winthrop. 

1. Mary Louise^, born June 11, 1859. 

2. Charles Milton®, born March 7, 1861 ; married in Hiram, 

Me., Nov. 9, 1887, Ellen Mary Burbank, dau. of Benjamin 
and Georgianna (Eastman) Burbank. She was born in 
Hiram, April 8, 1865. Their home is in Winthrop. 

3. Fannie Russell®, born Jan. 4, 1863 ; married in Winthrop, 

Oct. 29, 1885, Frank Ware Herrick, who was born in 
Waterville, Me., Feb. 19, 1863. He is the son of Thomas 
Webster and Mary (Porter) Herrick. They live in Lex- 
ington, Mass. 

Children born in Lexington. 
L Robert Webster", born Jan. 25, 1887. 
IL Marjory Porter", born June 3, 1894. 



DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL BENJAMIN, JR. 59 

VIIL Albion Paris Benjamin, born in Winthrop, Jan. 12, 
1825. He was educated in the schools of Winthrop, and in May, 
1844, went to Lowell, Mass., to learn the trade of machinist, 
where he remained until 1847. I" November of that year he 
went to Portland, Maine, where he was in the employ of the 
Locomotive Shops until the spring of 1850, when he went to Cal- 
ifornia. Returning to Winthrop in 1853, he entered into part- 
nership with his brother, J. M. Benjamin, in the manufacture of 
agricultural implements, continuing until 1862, when the firm 
was dissolved. He went to West Waterville (now Oakland), 
Me., in May, 1863, where he has since resided, engaging in the 
same business from that date until January i, 1897, when he 
retired. He was Chairman of Selectmen of Waterville from 
1870 to the division of the town in 1873 ; Chairman of Selectmen 
in West Waterville, 1877; Director of the West Waterville (now 
Messalonskee) National Bank nineteen years, thirteen of which 
he was President of the Board ; Representative in the Maine Leg- 
islature in 1885. He married in Winthrop, Nov. 25, 1859, Abby 
L. Wing, daughter of Isaac Dexter and Lydia (Trufant) Wing. 
She was born in Augusta, Me., Dec. 17, 1835. 

Children. 

1. Jeannette**, born in Winthrop, Oct. 23, i860. 

2. Marion®, born in West Waterville, Aug. 30, 1864; died in 

Oakland, Nov. 19, 1887. 

3. Alice®, born in West Waterville, March 29, 1867. 



Vin. Mary Ann Benjamin, born in Winthrop, March 16, 
1827. She married in Winthrop, July 23, 1856, Wentworth 
Jennings, who was born in Leeds, Me., Dec. 22, 1826, and died in 
Stoneham, Mass., Sept. 16, 1898. Her home is in Stoneham. 

Children. 
I. Samuel Wentworth*, born in Winthrop, Aug. 27, 1858; 
married in Stoneham, Nov. 13, 1884, Mattie A. Sawyer, 
who was born May 11, 1863. Resides in Saginaw, Mich. 



60 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Children. 
I. Robert Roy^", born in Stoneham, March 23, 1888. 
II. Louis Waldo'", born in Saginaw, Mich., July 23, 1888. 

2. Charles Edward^, born in Stoneham, July 22, i860. 

3. Grace Washburn^, born in Stoneham, Nov. 16, 1865. 



VIIL Ellen Benjamin was born in Winthrop, May 17, 
1842. She married in Winthrop, George Q. Richmond. 
Resides in .Salem, Mass. 

Child. 
I. Carrie Doane^, born in Winthrop, Sept. 24, 1861 ; married 
in Winthrop, Oct. 12, 1880, Charles William Trotter, who 
was born in Augusta, Me., April 15, 185 1. Their home is 
in Salem, Mass. 

Children. 
I. Florence Benjamin'", born in Winthrop, May 4, 1881. 
II. William Webber", born in Salem, Mass., Dec. 14, 1883. 




NATHANIEL BENJAMIN. 



X. 

DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL BENJAMIN. 

VII. Nathaniel Benjamin was born in Livermore, May 
1 6, 1788. 

He was a farmer on the "Intervale" in Livermore, and was 
also a tavern-keeper there for several years. 

He married in Livermore, June 23, 1812, Betsey Chase*, 
daughter of Captain Tristram and Polly Chase. She was born 
January 16, 1793, and died in Livermore, Oct. 18, 1854. 
Nathaniel Benjamin died in Livermore, Dec. 19, 1867. 

Children of Nathaniel and Betsey Chase Benjamin, born 

IN Livermore. 
I. Charles Tristram^, born Aug. 22, 1813; died Jan. 5, 1815. 
2 

3 
4 



Son*, born Nov., 1814; died Nov., 1814. 
Elizabeth®, born Nov. 21, 1816. 
Mary Stella®, born Jan. i, 1819. 
Nathaniel, Jr®., born June 16, 1821. 



* Ancestry of Betsey Chase: 

(i.) Thomas^ Chase, Hampton, N. H., 1639; m. 1642, Elizabeth 
Philbrick; d. 1652. 

(2.) Lieut. Isaac'^ Chase, b. April i, 1647. He moved from Hampton, 
N. H., to Tisbury, Mass., as early as 1675 ; m. Oct. 5, 1675, Mary Tilton. 
He died May 9, 1727. 

(3.) Thomas* Chase, b. Nov. 9, 1677; m. Feb. 21, 1704, Jean (or Joan) 
Smith ; d. Dec. 21, 1721. 

(4.) Thomas*, Chace, b. Dec. 29, 1713, in Tisbury, Mass.; m. Aug. 16, 
T^733, Elizabeth Athern; d. in Virginia, Jan. 7, 1738-9- 

(S.) Samuel'^ Chase, b. May 26, 1734; m. about 1753, Jedidah Clag- 
horn; d. in Livermore, Me., Aug. 2, 1801. 

(6.) Capt. Tristram" Chase, b. in Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 30, 1768. 
He settled in Livermore, Me., soon after 1790. His wife's name was 
Polly Merry. He was a sea captain, and was lost at sea about 1801. 

(7.) B6tsey^ his oldest child, married Nathaniel Benjamin. 



62 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

6. Ernestine^, born May lo, 1823. 

7. CoRDANiA*, born March 10, 1826. 

8. Charles RuTILLus^ born June 12, 1830. 



VIII. Elizabeth Benjamin was born in Livermore, Nov. 
21, 1816. She married in Livermore, Nov. 16, 1855, Enos 
Dillingham of Dixfield, Maine. They resided in Dixfield, where 
he died June 12, 1876. Elizabeth Benjamin Dillingham died in 
Dixfield, March 5, 1889. 

Children, born in Dixfield. 

1. Charles Lee^, born Oct. 7, 1856; married June 4, 1879, 

Sybil L. Gates of Dixfield. 

Child^ born in Dixfield. 
L Daty Lora'", born May 8, 1889. 

2. Ruth Adell®, born April 9, 1858. 



VIII. Mary Stella Benjamin was born in Livermore, 
Jan. I, 1819. She married in Livermore, Dec. 15, 1840, Albert 
Gallatin Hinds, who was born in Livermore, Oct. 15, 181 5. 
They have lived in Livermore, Winthrop and Oxford, Maine, 
and since 1892 in Portland, Maine. 

Children, born in Livermore. 

I. Aurelius Stone®, born June 30, 1844. Since 1870 he has 
been in business in Portland, Me., first as a druggist, and 
later as a manufacturer of a preparation originated by 
him called "Honey and Almond Cream," which has made 
his name known the world over. He has been president 
of the Casco Paper Box Company since its organization, 
and is a director in the Mercantile Trust Company in the 
same city. He married in Portland, Me., June 3, 1872, 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL BENJAMIN 63 

Ellen Elizabeth Noyes, dau. of Henry Crafts and Mercy 
M. (Coding) Noyes. She was born in Jay, Me., Aug. 
16, 1849. 

Children, born in Portland. 
I. Albert Henry*', born Dec. 12, 1874. He was graduated from the 
Peekskill Military Academy in June, 1895. In 1899 he pub- 
lished a History and Genealogy of the Hinds Family. He 
married in Portland, Me., June 3, 1896, Priscilla Grace Libby, 
dau. of George and Rosina (McNelly) Libby. She was born 
in Portland, July 13, 1876. 

Children, born in Portland. 

a. Margaret JCatherine*^, born March 27, 1897. 

b. Clayton Aurelius", born March 27, 1899. 
II. Walter DeWitt*", born March 12, 1876. 

III. Charles Benjamin", born July 3, i88i. 

IV. Ethel May'", born May 8, 1891. 

2. Janette®, died in infancy. 

3. John Fuller®, born Sept. 6, 1848. 



VIII. Nathaniel Benjamin, Jr., born in Livermore, 
June 16, 182 1. His home was in Livermore, where he died Jan. 
17, 1881. He married Hannah Starbird of Peru, Maine, who 
died several years ago. It has been impossible to obtain the 
data of his family. There were five children. 

1. Tristram®, who was drowned in the Androscoggin River in 

Livermore, June, 1871. 

2. Albert W®, 

3. Charles Corydon®. 

4. Nellie Elizabeth®. 

5. Elmer®. 

VIIL Ernestine Benjamin was born in Livermore, May 
10, 1823. She married in Livermore, Feb. 18, 1843, Thomas O. 
Haskell, who was born in Livermore, March 19, 1818, and died 
in Livermore, March 8, 1877. Ernestine Benjamin Haskell 
died in Livermore, Jan. 7, 1865. 



64 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Children, born in Livermore. 

1. Fred Arattjs*, born May 21, 1844; died in the West, Sept. 

28, 1879. 

2. Emulus®, born May 9, 1846; died in Livermore, Sept, 12, 

1851. 

3. SoN^, born March 27, 1849; died April 10, 1849. 

4. Jenette Barrell®, born Sept. 6, 1850 ; married in Farming- 

ton, Me., April 30, 1868, Nathaniel Richmond. Resides 
in Amesbury, Mass. 

5. Emma Arvilla®, born July 28, 1853 ; married in Turner, 

Me., July 4, 1873, Fred Salmon Richmond, who was born 
Nov. 23, 1845. 

Children. 
I. Ada Ernestine*", born in Livermore Falls, Dec. 18, 1874 ; married 
in Livermore April 27, 1895, Thomas H. Foss. Resides in 
Bristol, Vt. 

Child. 

a. Fenetta Richmond", born in Livermore, Oct. 27, 1897. 
IL Sybil Maud", born in Livermore Falls, March 20, 1876; married 
in Livermore, April 27, 1896, Arthur W. Nelke. 

Child. 
a. Bernice Emma", born in Livermore Falls, Sept. 6, 1898. 
in. Carl Fred", born in Livermore Falls, March 19, 1878. 
IV. Earl Henry", born in Livermore Falls, April 6, 1880. 
V. Clyde", born in Jay, Me., March 15, 1882. 
VI. Emile Calmon", born in Livermore Falls, April 19, 1890. 

6. Emulus", born Sept. 7, 1856; married in Wilton, Me., 

July 3, 1884, Mary Gray Elliott, who was born in Mercer, 
Me., Jan. 14, 1863. 

Children, born in Livermore Falls. 
I. Fred Francis", born Oct. 31, 1888. 
II. Sybil Ernestine", born Dec. 13, 1893. 
III. Lura Barbara", born Jan. 9, 1899. 

7. Minnie Etta®, born April 28, 1859; married in Haverhill, 

Mass., May 27, 1880, Hiram E. Young. Their home is in 

Woodville, Mass. 

Child. 

I. Chanler Fred", born in Boston, Mass., May 9, 1881. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL BENJAMIN 65 

Vni. CoRDANiA Benjamin was born in Livermore March 
10, 1826. She married in Livermore, Oct. 18, 1845, Elbrid^e 
Gerry Hinds, who was born in Livermore Jvme 9, 1823. Their 
home was in Livermore until 1888, when they moved to Win- 
throp, Maine, where they have since made their home. 

Children, born in Livermore. 

1. Elizabeth Benjamin^, born Jan. 18, 1847; married in 

Livermore Falls, Me., Jan. 9, 1875, Curtis M. Hobbs, who 
was bom in East Livermore, July 14, 1844. 

Children, born in West Farmington, Me. 
I. Charles Mandel", born Jan. 14, 1876. 
II. Mary Stella'", born May 29, 1878. 

III. Lynn Rutillus'", born July 11, 1884. 

IV. Roy Elbridge'", born Sept. 24, 1887. 
V. Mattie Dow'°, born Jan. 9, 1890. 

2. William Canada^, born Aug. 11, 1849; married ist in 

Biddeford, ]\Ie.,Feb. 28, 1873, Isabel Finnard,dau. of John 
and Abbie A. (Foss) Finnard. She was born in Scar- 
boro, Me., May 6, 1851, and died Nov., 1878. He mar- 
ried 2d, in Augusta, Me., June 9, 1883, Mrs. Harriet A. 
(Jewett) Thayer, dau. of Matthew and Bloom (Perkins) 
Jewett. She was born in Westport, Me., Sept. 7, 1849. 

Children, by First Marriage, born in Biddeford. 
I. William Elbridge", born March 23, 1874; married in New York 
City, June 9, 1898, Clara Elizabeth Hurlbut, daughter of 
Charles Rodney and Phcebe A. (Calvert) Hurlbut. She was 
born in New York, Nov. 8, 1882. 

Child. 

a. William Canada", born in New York City, Dec. 22, 

1899. 
II. Edith Evelyn" born Jan. i, 1876. 

3. Charles LeRoy^, born March 2, 1853; married in Liver- 

more, Feb. 19, 1876, Emma Wilbur, dau. of Horatio and 
Lucy H. (Morse) Wilbur. She was born in Livermore, 
Nov. 15, 185 1. 



66 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Child. 
I. Percy Le Roy", born in Livermore, Oct. ii, 1880. 

4. Gorilla Rose®, born June 14, 1856; married in Roxbury, 

Mass., Aug. 23, 1892, Albert Hartley Langille, who was 
born in New Germany, N. S., April 12, 1858. Reside in 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Child. 

I. Justin Edward", born in Dorchester, Mass., July 6, 1893. 

5. Allen Drew^, born Dec. 31, 1859; married in Boston, 

Mass., Dec. 27, 1885, Annie Gardner of Milton, Mass., 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Long) Gardner. She 
was born in Birmingham, Eng., Dec. 27, 1867. Their 
home is in Dorchester, Mass. 

Children, born in Dorchester. 

I. Cordania Elizabeth", born Dec. 26, 1885. 

II. Alice Dorothy", born Nov. 19, 1897. 

6. Fred Owen®, born May 20, 1861 ; married in Dover, N. 

H., June 26, 1883, Isabel Morse of Livermore, Me., 
daughter of David and Hannah Elizabeth (True) Morse. 
She was born in Leeds, Me., July 7, 1864, and died Nov. 7, 
1888. 

Children, born in Livermore. 

I. Cora Belle", born Oct. 15, 1883. 

II. Carl Bertrand", born July 25, 1885. 

III. Paul Elbridge", born July 20. 1886. 

7. George Crosby®, born May 24, 1864; married in Winthrop, 

Me., June 6, 1892, Ina Morse, daughter of David and 
Hannah Elizabeth (True) Morse. She was born in South 
Livermore, Sept. 20, 1872. Their home is in Winthrop. 

Children, born in Winthrop. 
I. Marie Elizabeth", born Feb. 22 ,1894 
II. Elwood Crosby", born Aug. 17, 1895. 
III. Harold Frederick", born Nov. 21, 1898. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL BENJAMIN 67 

8. Grant', born Oct, 15, 1868 ; married in Winthrop, Me., Feb. 

3, 1900, Edith Maria Berry, daughter of Wallace E. and 
Carrie (Greene) Berry. She was born in Winthrop, June 
30, 1876. 

9. Colfax', born Oct. 15, 1868. 



VIII. Charles Rutillus Benjamin was born in Liver- 
more, June 12, 1830. He left Maine in 1854 and went to Clifton, 
Pennsylvania, where he began the manufacture of shovel handles, 
which he followed up continuously in that state, and in New York 
and Ohio. At the present time he has two manufactories in Ohio, 
one in Sidney, where he resides. He is a director of the People's 
Saving and Loan Association, and also of the First National 
Exchange Bank in Sidney. 

He married in Union City, Pa., Nov. 27, 1862, Mary W. John- 
son daughter of Holman and Avis (Crowell) Johnson, formerly 
of Maine. 

Children. 

1. Abbie Stella®, born in Union City, Pa., Aug. i, 1864; mar- 

ried in Sidney, Ohio, May 28, 1891, L. M. Studevant, 
cashier of the First National Bank of Sidney. 

2. Charles W.', born in Watts Flats, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1870. 

He is in business with his father. He married in Sidney, 
June 12, 1895, Nellie Robertson of that place. 

Chu-dren, born in Sidney. 
I. Charles Robertson'", born Aug. i, 1896. 
II. Mary Emily", born June 2, 1898. 



XI. 

DESCENDANTS OF BETSEY BENJAMIN 
MORISON. 

VII. Betsey Benjamin was born in Livermore, Dec. 29, 
1790. She married in Livermore, Nov. 15, 1810, Samuel Mori- 
son,* who was born in Falmouth, Me., May 26, 1788. 

They made their home in Livermore until 1835, when they 
moved to Bangor, Maine, where Mr. Morison was deputy sheriff 
and recorder of the municipal court. He died Aug. 21, 1867. 
Betsey Benjamin Morison died in Bangor, Dec. 12, i860. 

Children of Samuel and Betsey Benjamin Morison, born 
IN Livermore, Me. 
I. Samuel Benjamin*, born July 24, 181 1. 
BETSEY^,born April 25, 1813. 
DoRiLUS^ born Dec. 26, 1814. 
Harrison Gray Otis^, born Jan. 24, 18 17. 
Russell Streeter*, born March 14, 1822. 
Dorcas Staples*, born Dec. 12, 1826. 



VIII. Samuel Benjamin Morison, M.D., was born in 
Livermore, July 24, 181 1. 

He was graduated from the Bowdoin Medical School in 1837, 
and began the practice of medicine in Livermore, where he 

*Ancestry of Samuel Morison : 

(i). Robert* Morrison, probably of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Settled in 
North Bridgewater, Mass., in 1740. 

(2.) William^ Morrison; m. Nov. 10, 1748, Sarah Montgomery. He 
was taken prisoner during the French War, 1758, and died in prison. 

(3.) Robert' Morison, b. probably in North Bridgewater, Jan. 26, 1751 ; 
m. Nov. 3, 1774, Dorcas Staples. He removed to Falmouth, Me. ; later to 
Kents' Hill, Me., where he died Feb. 6, 1808. 

(4.) Samuel* Morison; m. Betsey Benjamin. 



DESCENDANTS OF BETSEY BENJAMIN MORISON 69 

remained several years, representing that town in the Maine Legis- 
lature in 1842 and 1844. He removed to Bangor in 1844, where 
he continued the practice of his profession. 

He was a surgeon of the Second Regiment of Infantry, Maine 
Volunteers, during the Civil War. He received his commission 
Aug. 30, 1861, and began active duty at once, rendering valuable 
service in field and hospital until mustered out with his regiment, 
June 9, 1863. 

After the battle of the Wilderness, when a large number of 
sick and disabled soldiers were sent to Bangor for convalescence, 
a Soldiers' Rest Hospital was established by the citizens of that 
place, and Dr. Morison treated gratuitously nearly twenty-five 
hundred of its inmates before the government assumed control of 
it in October, 1864, when he was appointed in charge of the Hos- 
pital, continuing in that position until it was closed a year later. 
He was Pension Agent for eastern Maine for several years. 

He married ist in Livermore, Jan. i, 1839, Columbia Foss, 
who died in that town, Sept. 3, 1840. He married 2d in 
Charleston, Maine, March 26, 1846, Mary Bradley, daughter of 
Levi and Margaret Gibson (Patten) Bradley. She was born in 
Charleston, Nov. 10, 1822. Samuel Benjamin Morison died in 
Bangor, March 9, 1897. 

Children of Samuel B. and Mary Bradley Morison, born 

IN Bangor. 

1. Charles FREDERICK^ born April 26, 1848; died in Bangor, 

Nov. 18, 1849. 

2. Edith Maria^ bom Aug. 12, 1850; married in Bangor, Dec. 

31, 1872, Amos Everett Hardy, who was born May 28, 
1843. He was a soldier in the Civil War ; enlisted July 19, 
1862, in Co. F, Eighteenth Regiment Maine Volunteers, 
afterwards the First Maine Heavy Artillery, and was dis- 
charged from the service Aug. 30, 1865. He was Register 
of Deeds for Penobscot County, Maine, from 1868 to 1883 ; 
Register of Probate for the same county since 1893. 



70 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Children. 
I. Robert Samxjel", born in Hampden, Me., Dec. 4, 1873. He was 
graduated, as electrical engineer, from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1896. 
II. Margaret Bradley*", born in Hampden, July 23, 1877; died Dec. 

26, 1879. 
III. George Bradley", born in Bangor, Oct. 22, 1880; entered Yale 
College in 1899. 

3. Levi Bradley®, born Oct. 29, 1854 ; married in Minneapolis, 

Minn., June 10, 1888, Aurelia E. Libbey. Resides in Min- 
neapolis. 

Children, born in Minneapolis. 

I. Samuel Benjamin", born March 30, 1889. 
II. Marietta", born March 13, 1895. 
III. Levi Bradley, Jr.", born Aug. 28, 1897. 

4. Walter Russell*, born May 7, i860. 



VIIL Betsey Morison was born in Livermore, April 25, 
1 81 3. She married in Livermore, March 4, 1833, Samuel F. Ful- 
ler. They lived in Bangor, Maine, where she died Dec. 6, 1882. 
Samuel F. Fuller died April 3, 1894. 

Children, born in Bangor. 

1. Dorilus®, born 1834; died 1834. 

2. Mandel Morison®, born Nov. 17, 1838. 

3. Charles Augustus®, born April 16, 1841 ; married in 

Minneapolis, Minn., April, 1873, Helen Bartlett. 

Child. 
I. Fannie Daisy", born in Minneapolis, Feb. s, 1880. 

4. Columbia Morison®, born Nov. 30, 1842 ; married Sept. 10, 

1862, Ammi L. Danforth. 

5. Frances Abbie®, born July 10, 1844; died July 12, 1851. 

6. Florence Elizabeth®, born March 12, 1846; died Aug. 

5, 1851. 

7. Frank Russell®, born Dec. 29, 1847; married in Queen 

Anne County, Maryland, Nov. 16, 1869, Martha W. 
Skillings. 



DESCENDANTS OF BETSEY BENJAMIN MORISON 7 1 

Child. 
I. Clara Winifred", born in Bangor, Me., Oct. 26, 1872; married 
1st in Merriam Park, Minn., July 31, 1890, George H. Sharpe. 

Child. 

a. George H., Jr.", born Dec. 22, 1891. 

She married 2d in Bangor, Nov. 15, 1895, Calvin S. Bachelder. 

Children Born in Bangor. 

b. Donald F." bom Aug. 17, 1896. 

c. Russell M.", born Jan. 11, 1898. 

Fannie Maria^ born Dec. 6, 1850; died in Minneapolis, 
Minn., Aug. i, 1896. 



VIII. DoRiLus Morrison was born in Livermore, 
Dec. 26, 1814. 

He went to Bangor, from Livermore, in 1844, and was a mer- 
chant there until 1854 when he removed to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he engaged extensively in lumbering and milling. He was 
actively interested in many of the enterprises that aided the 
growth of his adopted city, among them the construction of the 
Northern Pacific Railroad, of which corporation he was a 
director. 

Mr. Morrison served in the State Senate of Minnesota, during 
the sessions of 1864 and 1865. 

In February, 1867, he was elected the first mayor of the city 
of Minneapolis, and was also elected mayor in 1869. 

He was President of the Atheneum from 1868 to 1870, and a 
member of the Board of Education from 1871 to 1875. He was 
elected President of the Northwestern National Bank at its 
organization in 1872, serving in that capacity several years. 

Dorilus Morrison married ist in Livermore, Me., May 12, 
1840, Harriet Putnam Whitmore, who died in Vienna, Austria, 
Oct. 4, 1880. 

He married 2d in Pittsfield, Mass., June 10, 1883, Mrs. Abbie 
E, Clagstone. 

Dorilus Morrison died in Minneapolis, June 26, 1897. 



72 benjamin genealogy 

Children of Dorilus and Harriet Putnam Whitmore 

Morrison. 

1. Clinton^ born in Livermore, Me., Jan. 21, 1842. He 

resides in Minneapolis, where he has engaged in lumber- 
ing and other large business enterprises. 

He married in Needham, Mass., Feb. 5, 1873, Julia 
Kellogg Washburn, who died in Minneapolis, Oct. 
II, 1883. 

Children, born in Minneapolis 
I. Ethel^°, born May 27, 1876; married Jan. 18, 1898, John 
Vanderlip. 
IL Angus'", born July 18, 1883. 

2. George Henry'', born in Livermore, Me., Nov. 27, 1843; 

married in Boston, Mass., Oct. i, 1868, Ella Christine 
Bicknell. He died in New York City, Jan. 29, 1882. 

3. Harriet Adele®, born in Bangor, Me., March 26, 1845 ; 

died Aug. 17, 1846. 

4. May Evelyn", born in Bangor, March 28, 1847; ^^^'^ 

May, 1848. 

5. Grace Everett", born in Bangor, March 28, 1847; married 

in Minneapolis, March 28, 1870, Hannibal Hamlin Kim- 
ball, M.D. They reside in Minneapolis. 

Child. 
L Harry Alfred"', born Aug. 12, 1879; died Aug. 14, 1879. 



VIII. Harrison Gray Otis Morison was born in Liver- 
more, Jan. 24, 18 1 7. 

He began the practice of law in Sebec, Maine, representing 
that town in the Maine Legislature in 1841. 

He soon removed to Dover, Maine, where he was in practice 
until the winter of 1847-8, when he went to Bangor where he con- 
tinued the practice of law until May, 1855, when he removed to 
Saint Anthony (now East Minneapolis,) Minnesota, and later to 
Pine Bend in the same state. He was appointed Assessor and 



DESCENDANTS OF BETSEY BENJAMIN MORISON 73 

later Collector of Internal Revenue, under President Lincoln, 
while in that service residing in St. Paul, Minn. 

He settled in Minneapolis in 1872 and remained there in the 
practice of law the rest of his life. 

Harrison G. O. Morison married ist in Fayette, Me., Sept. 27, 
1841, Maria Fuller Lovejoy, who died in Bangor, Aug. 3, 1850. 
He married 2d in Minneapolis, Jan. 18, 1856, Rebecca Newell. 

He died in Minneapolis, Sept. 2, 1890. 

Children of H. G. O. and Rebecca Newell Morison. 

1. David Whipple^, born in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 19, 1864. 

He was graduated from Yale College in 1891. 

2. Samuel Benjamin**, born in St. Paul, Nov. 25, 1867. He 

was graduated from Yale, 1892. He married in Minne- 
apolis, July 27, 1898, Margaret Snyder. 

Child. 
I. "Margaret", born Sept. 29, 1899. 

3. Stanford Newell^^, born in St. Paul, Dec. 31, 1869; grad- 
uated from Yale, 1893. 

4. Mary Charlotte^, born in Minneapolis, Sept. 7, 1873 ; died 
April 21, 1874. 



VIII. Russell Streeter Morison was born in Livermore, 
March 14, 1822. 

He went to Bangor, Maine, with his parents in 1835, and 
with the exception of three years spent in Winterport, Maine, 
was a resident of that city the remainder of his life. He was a 
merchant in Bangor from the time of his return from Winter- 
port, until September, 1892, when he retired from business. 

He was first Sergeant in Co. B, State Guards Infantry of 
the Maine Volunteer Militia, who were stationed at Fort Mc- 
Cleary, Maine, during the fall of 1864. 

He was Trustee of the Maine Insane Hospital for several 
years. 

Russell S. Morison married in Livermore, Nov. 18, 1845, 



74 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Frances Williams Brettun, daughter of William H., Jr., and 
Elizabeth (Williams) Brettun. She was born in Livermore, 
Sept. 6, 1825. 

He died at his winter home in Benedicta, Florida, Dea 
21, 1893. 



VIII. Dorcas Staples Morison was born in Livermore, 
Dec. 12, 1826. She married in Bangor, Me., Dec. 9, 1850, Nel- 
son Jordan. They resided in Lincoln, Maine, several years, and 
then removed to Minneapolis, Minn., where Mr. Jordan died, 
March 26, 1895. 

Children, 

1. Charles Morison* Jordan, Ph.D., born in Bangor, Nov. 

12, 185 1. He was graduated from Tufts College in 1877, 
and since then he has devoted himself to educational work. 
He was appointed principal of the High School in Bangor, 
immediately after his graduation, and retained that posi- 
tion until 1883 when he was called to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he was principal, first of the Winthrop, and later of 
the Adams High Schools in that city. Since March, 1892, 
he has been Superintendent of the Public Schools of Min- 
neapolis. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy was con- 
ferred upon him in August, 1892, by Tufts College. 

Dr. Jordan married in Minneapolis, May 7, 1895, 
Maude Grimshaw. 

Children, born in Minneapolis. 
I. Helen Dorcas", born Feb. 9, 1896. 
IL Mildred Salome", born Aug. 17, 1899. 

2. Arthur Nelson® Jordan, born in Lincoln, Me., Sept. 8, 

1855. He is a lawyer by profession, and resides at Las 
Vegas, New Mexico. 

He married in Tacoma, Washington, July 21, 1890, 
Ella Olney Conant. 

Children. 
I. Eva Dorcas", bom May 9, 1891 ; died May 9, 1891. 
II. Chakles Nelson", born Oct. i, 1895. 



XII. 

DESCENDANTS OF POLLY BENJAMIN AMES. 

VII. Polly Benjamin was born in Livermore, Maine, Oct. 
2, 1792. She married in Livermore, Oct. 16, 18 16, Samuel 
Ames,* who was born in Lewiston, Maine, May 11, 1789. Their 
home was in Livermore until about 1823, when they moved to 
Sebec, Maine, where they remained until January, 1832, when 
they went to Hermon, Maine, Mr. Ames representing the latter 
town in the Maine Legislature in 1833 or '34. Samuel Ames was 
a resident of Livermore during the War of 18 12, and was a mem- 
ber of Captain Elias Morse's Company. He went with his com- 
pany to the defense of Portland in September, 18 14. Mr. Ames 
died in Hermon, Me., April 5, 1862. Polly Benjamin Ames died 
in Bangor, Me., March 6, 1865. 

Children of Samuel and Polly Benjamin Ames. 

1. Charles Benjamin^ born in Livermore, Dec. 22, 1820; 

died in Livermore, July 22, 1822. 

2. Orilla Tabitha BENJAMIN^ bom in Sebec, Maine, Dec. 

28, 1823. 

*Samuel Ames was a grandson of James Ames, an early settler of Lew- 
iston, Maine. James Ames went from Oakham, Mass., to Lewiston as 
early as 1785. He was born March 27, 1739, and died June 3, 1815. He 
married Elizabeth Craft, who was born March 21, 1741, and died Jan. 18, 
1817. Winslow Ames, eldest son of James, was born Oct. 21, 1762. He 
held many town offices in Lewiston, and was a man of some prominence 
there. He was Captain of the Lewiston Company in 1804. Captain Ames 
was "a man of fine presence and dignified bearing." He married July 10, 
1788, Margaret Nichols, who died Jan. i, 1805. Samuel Ames, who mar- 
ried Polly Benjamin, was their oldest child. 



76 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

3. Samuel Selden**, born in Sebec, Nov. 14, 1825. He 

engaged in lumbering on the Penobscot River, and after- 
wards went to San Francisco, California, where he died 
April 22, 185 1. 

4. Mellen Green^, born in Sebec, Oct. 24, 1827 ; died in Har- 

mon, Maine, Oct. 16, 1850. 

5. Irvin Winslow^, born in Sebec, May 17, 183 1. 

6. Charles Llewellyn**, born in Hermon, Sept. 18, 1834. 



VIII. Orilla Tabitha Benjamin Ames, born in Sebec, 
Dec. 28, 1823. She married in Hermon, Me., Feb. 28, 1841, 
Jotham A. C. Mason, who died in Hermon, Nov. 11, 1894. Her 
home is in Bangor, Maine, 

Children, born in Hermon. 

1. Charles Jotham^ born Dec. 21, 1841. 

2. Ida Marion®, born Feb. 25, 18.55; married in Bangor, Me., 

Feb. 4, 1882, Lindley Walter Oilman of Bangor. 

Children, born in Bangor. 

I. Helen Marion^", born Jan. 7, 1883. 

II. Ethel Lydia", born Nov. 7, 1884. 

III. Mary Abigail^", born Sept. 27, 1887. 

IV. Orilla Belle", born Oct. 17, 1889. 
V. Mercy Phillips", born June 6, 1892. 



VIII. Irvin Winslow Ames, born in Sebec, May 17, 1830. 
He remained in Hermon until reaching his majority, and during 
a large part of the time since then has engaged in lumbering in 
Bangor, Oldtown, Milford, and Bethel, all in Maine. He was a 
selectman of Milford during his residence there, and represented 
that town in the Maine Legislature in 1869. For the last 
twenty-five years his home has been in Bethel, Maine. 

Irvin Winslow Ames married in Hermon, Jan. i, i860, Agnes 
Guptil Kimball, who was born in Carmel, Me., Sept. 29, 1836. 



DESCENDANTS OF POLLY BENJAMIN AMES ']'] 

Children. 

1. Paul Kimball^ born in Oldtown, Me., Sept. 7, 1862. He 

fitted for college at Gould's Academy, Bethel, Me., and 
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H. He was grad- 
uated from Yale College, with the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts in 1886; from the Columbia Law School, LL.B.,i{ 
and Columbia School of Political Science, M.A., i{ 
He was admitted to the New York Bar, Dec. i, 1888, and 
to the United States Courts, Dec, 1890. From 1887 to 
1893 he edited and published the "Columbia Law Times." 
Mr. Ames is President of the Nassau Belt Line Traction 
Co., a part of the Long Island Railroad System, and 
Receiver of the Long Beach Association, which corpora- 
tion is entirely under his control. He is a member of the 
American Committee on Response to English (Stratford 
House) Resolution of Friendly Relations between Eng- 
land and America. He resides in Rockville Center, N. Y. 
Paul Kimball-* Ames married in Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 
30, 1889, Mary E. Lamb. 

Children, born in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
L Kimball", born Jan. 21, 1891. 
IL Ruth", born June 6, 1892. 
III. Emily", born Sept. 13, 1893. 

2. Grace Edith'', born in Milford, Me., Nov. 30, 1867. She 

was graduated from Smith College in 1891. 



VIIL Charles Llewellyn Ames was born in Hermon, 
Maine, Sept. 18, 1834. 

He engaged in business in Bangor, Maine, several years. He 
later carried on a lumbering business in the western states, and 
has been for the last thirty years a manufacturer in Chicago. 

He resides in Oak Park, Illinois. Charles L. Ames married 

in Bangor, May 13, 1857, Annie Judson Barker, who was born in 

Exeter, Me., Sept., 1834. 

Children. 

1. Daughter**, born in Tilsonbury, C. W. ; died in infancy. 

2. Edith Morison®, born in Clinton, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1869. 



XIII. 

DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN 
WASHBURN. 

VII. Martha (or Patty) Benjamin was born in Liver- 
more, Oct. 4, 1792. She married in Livermore, March 26, 1812, 
Israel Washburn* who was born in Raynham, Mass., Nov. 18, 
1784. Their home was in Livermore, on the estate known in 
later years as "The Norlands." Israel Washburn went to Maine 
in 1806, and in 1809 settled in Livermore where he engaged in 
trade from that date until 1829, when he retired from business. 

He frequently held town office, and was a Representative in 
the General Court of Massachusetts in 1815, 1816, 1818 and 1819. 
Israel Washburn died in Livermore, Sept. i, 1876. Martha Ben- 
jamin Washburn died in Livermore, May 6, 1861. 

"The Washburn Memorial Library," constructed of Hallo- 
well granite, and erected by Elihu B. Washburne and William D. 

*Ancestry of Israel Washburn : 

(i.) John^ Washburn, b. in Evesham, Worcestershire, Eng. He 
came to America and settled in Duxbury, Mass., probably in 1631 ; married 
Margery . He d. in Bridgewater, Mass., before 1670. 

(2.) John^ Washburn, b. in Evesham, about 1621 ; m. 1645, Elizabeth 
Mitchell ; d. in Bridgewater before 1690. 

(3.) SamueP Washburn, b. in Duxbury, 165 1 ; m. Deborah Packard; 
d. in Bridgewater, 1720. 

(4.) Israel* Washburn, b. in Bridgewater, 1684; m. 1708, Waitstill 
Sumner; d. in Bridgewater, 1719. 

(5.) Israel" Washburn, b. in Bridgewater, Aug. 11, 1718; m. 1740, 
Leah Fobes; d. in Raynham, Mass., Jan. 21, 1796. 

(6.) Israel Washburn, b. in Raynham, Jan. 30, 1755; m. 1783, Abiah 
King; d. in Raynham, Jan. 8, 1841. He was a soldier of the Revolution. 

(7.) Israel^ Washburn, b. in Raynham, Nov. 18, 1784; m. Martha 
Benjamin. 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 79 

Washburn in memory of their parents, Israel and Martha Benja- 
min Washburn, was dedicated August 5, 1885. 

Among the papers of interest preserved there are Lieut. Sam- 
uel Benjamin's Warrant as Sergeant ; the "Oath of Fidelity" 
taken by him at Valley Forge in 1778, and his commission as 
Lieutenant in the Continental Service. 

Children of Israel and Martha Benjamin Washburn, 

BORN IN LiVERMORE, MaINE. 

I. Israel, Jr.*, born June 6, 1813. 

Algernon Sidney^, born Nov. 29, 18 14. 
Elihu Benjamin*, born Sept. 23, 1816. 
Cadwallader Colden*, born April 22, 1818. 
Martha Benjamin*, born Feb. 6, 1820. 
Charles Ames^ born March 16, 1822. 
Samuel Benjamin*, born Jan. i, 1824. 
Mary Benjamin*, born Nov. 11, 1825. 
William Allen Drew*, born Oct. 22, 1827 ; died in Liver- 
more, Nov. 28, 1828. 

10. William Drew*, born Jan. 14, 1831. 

11. Caroline Ann*, born Jan. 30, 1833. 



VIII. Israel Washburn, Jr., LL.D., was born in Liver- 
more, Me., June 6, 18 13. A lawyer by profession, he was 
admitted to the bar in 1834 and in December of that year settled 
in Orono, Maine, where he continued in practice, except when 
prevented by public duties, until i860. He represented Orono in 
the Maine Legislature in 1842. In 1850 he entered Congress, 
serving as a representative from the Penobscot District until Jan- 
uary 1st, 1861, when he resigned to enter upon the duties of Gov- 
ernor of Maine, to which office he had been elected. 

He was Governor in 1861 and 1862, declining re-election. In 
relation to his service as one of the War Governors of Maine, Mr. 
Blaine says in his "Twenty Years of Congress:" "Israel 
Washburn, the Governor of Maine, was energetic, devoted to the 



8o BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

cause of the Union, was sustained by the people of the State 
without regard to party, and with the noblest enthusiasm." 

Mr. Washburn was appointed Collector of the Port of Port- 
land in 1863, holding that position until 1876. He was President 
of the Board of Trustees of Tufts College from 1873 until his 
death. This college conferred upon him the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Laws, and in 1875 he was elected its president, but 
declined to serve. During the last years of his life he devoted 
much time to literary pursuits. In 1874 he published a history 
of his native town, under the title, "Notes of Livermore." 

From 1863 his home was in Portland, Maine. 

Israel Washburn, Jr., married ist, in Orono, Me., Oct. 24, 
1 84 1, Mary Maud Webster, daughter of Col. Ebenezer and Lucy 
(Dudley) Webster. She was born in Orono, July 24, 1824, and 
died in Minneapolis, Minn., June 30, 1873. 

He married 2d, in Boston, January, 1876, Robina Napier 
Brown, who was born Sept. 19, 1839. 

He died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 12, 1883. 

Children of Israel, Jr., and Mary Maud Webster Wash- 
burn, BORN IN Orono, Maine. 

I. Israel Henry^, born June 18, 1843. 

He enlisted in Co. H, Sixteenth Regiment, Maine Vol- 
unteers, Aug. 2, 1862, and the same day was commissioned 
Second Lieutenant. The first battle of his regiment was 
at Fredericksburg in December of that year, and his gal- 
lant behavior on that occasion coming to the notice of 
Major General Berry, that officer gave him a position on 
his staff. He was commissioned First Lieutenant Nov. 13, 
1862, and served until April 16, 1863, when he resigned on 
account of ill health. He later joined the United States 
Marine Corps ; was commissioned Second Lieutenant 
March 18, 1864, and Captain March 20, 1883. He retired 
July 15, 1886, on account of disability contracted in the 
service. 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 8 1 

He married in Portsmouth, N. H., June i8, 1867, Ara- 
bella V. Jackson, who was born in Portsmouth, May 9, 
1846. He died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, Feb. 6, 1896. 

Children. 
I. Israel Henry, Jr.", born in Portsmouth, Nov. 10, 1870; mar- 
ried in Portsmouth, March 9, 1898, Virginia Sanborn of that 
city. 

Child. 
a. Emily", born in Portsmouth, Feb. 7, 1899. 
II. Molly*", born in Erie, Pa., May 18, 1873; died in Portsmouth, 
March 29, 187.";. 

III. Jackson Maurice", born in Portsmouth, Jan. 23, 1879. 

IV. Charles Cadwallader", born at Charlestown Navy Yard, July 

6, 1882. 

. Ada^ born July 18, 1846. 

. Charles Fox^, born Feb. 19, 1849; died in Portland, Me., 

July II, 1884. He lived in Minnesota and served in both 

branches of the State Legislature. 
. Anna Maud^^ born Dec. 23, 1861. 



VIII. Algernon Sidney® Washburn was born in Liver- 
more, Nov. 29, 1814. 

He was for several years a merchant in Boston, and later a 
banker in Hallowell, Maine. 

He married in Bangor, Me., Jan. 11, 1854, Sarah A. Moore, 
who was born in Dover, Me., Aug. 10, 1830, and died in Hallo- 
well, Feb. 24, 1866. Mr. Washburn died in Hallowell, Sept. 29, 

1879. ; 

Children, born in Hallowell, Me. 

1. James^, born Aug. 25, 1855; died in Hallowell, June 

28, 1866. 

2. John", born Aug. i, 1858. (Bowdoin 1882.) He resides 

in Minneapolis, Minn., where he is Vice-President of the 
C. C. Washburn Flouring Mills Co. 

He married in Hallowell, Me., July 29, 1884, Elizabeth 
Pope Harding, a native of Machias, Me. 



>2 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

Children, born in Minneapolis. 
I. Margaret", born May 24, 1885. 
II. Elizabeth Pope^", born Sept. 16, 1893. 
III. Sidney", (daughter) born March 16, 1899. 

3. Robert Charles", born March 26, 1861. (Tufts College, 

1883.) He was a Representative from Seattle in the 
Legislature of Washington in 1892; and in the Senate of 
Washington, 1894 to 1896. 

He married in Portland, Oregon, May 8, 1889, Mary 
Louise Savier, a native of that city. 

4. Cadwallader", born Feb. 10, 1866; died March 7, 1866. 



VIIL Elihu Benjamin Washburne, LL.D., was born in 
Livermore, Sept. 23, 1816. After leaving the schools of his native 
town he spent a year or two in newspaper offices in Gardiner and 
Augusta and in 1836 entered Kent's Hill Seminary, where he 
remained two years. 

He studied law in Boston and the Cambridge Law School, 
and in 1841 was admitted to the bar, settling in Galena, Illinois, 
where he engaged in practice. He was a delegate to the 
National Whig Conventions in 1844 and 1852. 

In 1852 he was elected to Congress from Illinois, was 
re-elected eight times in succession, making a continuous service 
in the House of Representatives from March, 1853, to March, 
1869. "During all these years," says Mr. Blaine, "Mr. Wash- 
burne was an aggressive, courageous, faithful representative, 
intelligent in all his actions, loyal to the Nation, devoted to the 
interests of his State." 

Mr. Washburne resigned his seat in Congress to accept the 
office of Secretary of State tendered him by President Grant. He 
held this office but a short time, resigning it on March 17, 1869, 
and was immediately commissioned Envoy Extraordinary and 
Minister Plenipotentiary to France, and began his duties there 
the following May. 

The Franco-Prussian War, which occurred during his minis- 
try, made this position a peculiarly trying one, as he remained at 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 83 

his post of duty in Paris during the siege and reign of the Com- 
mune, the United States Legation becoming a place of refuge not 
only for his own countrymen, but the peoples of other nationalities, 
to whom he rendered invaluable service. At the request of Ger- 
many and with the consent of his own government, he took 
charge of the German Archives, and the German people remain- 
ing in the city, receiving from the German Emperor at the close 
of his ministry, ample evidence that his arduous tasks had been 
performed to the satisfaction of Germany. 

Mr. Washburne remained in Paris until September, 1877, 
when, after eight years and a half of service, he resigned and 
returned to the United States. He made his home in Chicago 
after his return from France. He published in 1886, "Recol- 
lections of a Minister to France." 

Elihu B. Washburne married at Gratiot's Grove, Wis., July 
31, 1845, Adele Gratiot, daughter of Col. Henry and Susan 
(Hempstead) Gratiot. She was born at Fevre River (now 
Galena), 111., Nov. 12, 1826, and died in Chicago, March 18, 1887. 

Mr. Washburne died in Chicago, Oct. 22, 1887. 

Children. 

1. SoN®^ born in Galena, 111., April 15, 1846; died April 22, 

1846. 

2. Gratiot'', born in Galena, May 6, 1849. He was second 

Secretary of the United States Legation in Paris during 
his father's ministry, and was one of the four Americans, 
of the American Ambulance, who were decorated with the 
Cross of the Legion of Honor by the French Government, 
on account of valuable services rendered during the siege 
and commune of Paris. 

He died in Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 17, 1886. 

3. Hempstead^ born in Galena, Nov. 11, 185 1. He studied 

two years at the University of Bonn; graduated from 
the Law School of the University of Wisconsin in 1874, 
and from the Union College of Law in Chicago, in 1875. 
He was Master of Chancery of the Superior Court of Cook 



84 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

County, five years ; City Attorney of Chicago, four years ; 
Mayor of Chicago, 1891-93. 

He married in Chicago, June 28, 1883, Annie M. 
Clarke of Chicago. 

Children, born in Chicago. 
I. Adele Bertrand^", born April 14, 1884; died May 14, 1884. 
II. Clark", born March 18, 1885. 

III. Gratiot", born July 4, 1889. 

IV. Hempstead, Jr.", born Dec. 25, 1891. 
V. Annette", born Oct. 6, 1898. 

4. William Pitt^, born in Washington, D. C, April 22, 1854. 

He was in France during his father's ministry, attending 
the schools of France and Germany, the National Acad- 
emy of Medicine of France, and the Medical School in 
Montpelier in the same country. He married ist, in Liv- 
ermore, Jan. i, 1887, Cora R. Hinds. He married 2d, in 
Galveston, Texas, July 5, 1898, Mrs. Lula Grace Buise of 
Syracuse, N. Y. He died in Galveston, Nov. 23, 1898. 

5. Elihu Benjamin, Jr.^, born in Raynham, Mass., July 28, 

1857 'y died in Galena, Jan. 27, 1862. 

6. Susan Adele^, born in Raynham, April 21, 1859; married 

in Chicago, Feb. i, 1882, William D. Bishop, Jr., who was 
born in Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 16, 1857. 

Children, born in Bridgeport. 
I. Natalie Washburne", born Sept. 18, 1885, 
II. William D." Bishop, 3d, born June 21, 1889. 

7. Marie Lisa^, born in Galena, Aug. 17, 1863; married at 

"The Norlands," Livermore, Me., Oct. 7, 1885, A. H. 
Fowler of Denver, Colorado, who was born in Guilford, 
Conn., Aug. 13, 1851. 

Children, born in Denver. 
I. Elihu Washburne", born Oct. 28, 1886. 
II. John Eliot" born Sept. 29, 1890. 
III. Sally Adele Washburne", born Feb. 4, 1898. 

8. Elihu Benjamin, Jr.^ born in Washington, D. C, Nov. 

16, 1868. 



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DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 85 

VIIL Cadwallader Colden Washburn, LL.D., was bom 
in Livermore, April 22, 1818. In 1839 he went to Illinois and 
later to Davenport, Iowa, where he taught school for a time. He 
studied law, removed to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where he was 
admitted to the bar in 1841, began the practice of law and also 
engaged in banking. 

He afterwards resided in LaCrosse and Madison in the same 
state, and was extensively engaged in lumbering in both Wiscon- 
sin and Missouri. 

From 1855 to 1861 he was a Representative in Congress from 
Wisconsin, and a delegate to the Peace Convention in 1861. 

At the outbreak of the Rebellion he raised a regiment of Cav- 
alry, the Second Wisconsin, of which he became Colonel. In 
June, 1862, he was commissioned Brigadier General of Volun- 
teers, the following month going with his command of three 
thousand cavalry to the relief of Gen. Curtis in Arkansas. In 
December, 1862, he was made Major General, and conducted a 
successful expedition from Helena, Arkansas, to the interior of 
Mississippi. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and 
at its close was ordered to the Department of the Gulf, where he 
commanded the 13th Corps. He captured Fort Esperanza at 
Paso Covallo, Texas, in the latter part of that year. In 1864 and 
1865 he was Military Governor of the District of West Tennes- 
see with headquarters at Memphis and Vicksburg. 

Mr. Washburn again represented Wisconsin in Congress 
from 1867 to 1 87 1, and was Governor of the state, 1872- 1874. 
He afterwards engaged in flour milling in Minneapolis. Mr. 
Washburn founded the Washburn Observatory, connected with 
the University of Wisconsin; the Washburn Library in 
LaCrosse, and gave his estate, Edgewood, in Madison, to the 
Sisters of Charity for a school. 

He also founded and endowed in memory of his mother, Mar- 
tha Benjamin^ Washburn, The Washburn Home for Orphans in 
Minneapolis, which, however, was not erected until after his 
death. This home was opened for the reception of children in 
November, 1886, and dedicated in the following June. 



86 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

C. C. Washburn married in Mineral Point, Wis., Jan. i, 1849, 
Jeannette Garr, who was born in New York City, June 9, 1818. 
He died in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, May 14, 1882. 

Children, 

1. Jeannette Garr^ born in Mineral Point, Wis., April 25, 

1850; married in LaCrosse, Wis., June 23, 1869, Albert 
Warren Kelsey, who was born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 
1840. Their home is in Philadelphia. 

Children. 
L Albert'", born in St. Louis, Mo., April 26, 1870; married in 
New York City, Jan. 18, 1899, Henrietta Letitia Allis of 

that city. ' 

Child. 

a. Albert Washburn", born in Llanerch, Delaware Co., 
Pa., Jan. 9, 1900. 
IL Jeannette", born in St. Louis, Nov. i, 1871 ; died in Madison, 

Wis., Aug. 3, 1872. 
IIL Charlotte", born in Madison, Oct. 28, 1873. 
IV. Kate" born in Madison, April 23, 1875. 
V. Mary", born in St. Louis, June 15, 1877. 
VL Mabel", born in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 16, 1878. 
VIL Karl", born in Clarens, Switzerland, July 30, 1880. j| 

VIII. Ethel", born in Meredith, N. H., Aug. 17, 1882. T 

IX. Bonnibel", born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 15, 1884. 

2. Fanny^ born in New York City, March 23, 1852; married 

in Madison, Wis., June 5, 1872, Charles Payson, who was 
born in Messina, Sicily, May 2, 1837. Mr. Payson was 
graduated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Eng. He was 
Second Lieut, in the Massachusetts Cavalry in 1862; 
Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Devens at the battle of Cold Har- 
bor, 1864; brevetted Captain for distinguished gallantry 
on the field, and honorably discharged. May 16, 1865. 

Children, born in Washington, D. C. 
I. Edith Washburn", born July 24, 1873. 

II. Jeannette Garr" born Jan. 9, 1875; married in Washington, 
D. C, Oct. 28, 1895, Raymond Le Ghait, Secretary of the 
Belgian Legation at Washington. 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 87 

Child. 
a. Marguerite", born in Paris, France, Nov. 21, 1896. 
III. Frances Lithgow'", born Jan. 8, 1878; married in Paris, France, 
July 29, 1896, Pierre Botkine of the Russian Diplomatic 
Service. 



VIIL Martha Benjamin Washburn was born in Liver- 
more, Feb. 6, 1820. She married in Mineral Point, Wis., June 6, 
1849, Capt. Charles L. Stephenson, who was born in Gorham, 
Maine, April 13, 181 5, and died in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 31, 1880. 

Children. 

1. Elizabeth Champlin*, born in Mineral Point, Wis., May 

24, 1850; died in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 10, 1899. 

2. Frederick William®, born in Mineral Point, Feb. 21, 1853; 

married in LaCrosse, Wis., April 27, 1885, Mrs. Eliza E. 
Hand. 

3. Martha Eugenie^ born in Galena, 111., Dec. 13, 1854; mar- 

ried in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 19, 1887, D. Jonas Lucas. 

4. Benjamin Washburn^ born in Galena, June 10, 1857; 

died in Galena, Sept. 5, 1859. 

5. Benjamin Washburn^ born in Galena, Oct. i, i860. 



VIIL Charles Ames Washburn was born in Livermore, 
March 16, 1822. After leaving Bowdoin College in 1848 he 
went to Washington, D. C, and early in the spring of 1850 to 
California, where he soon became interested in journalism. In 
the latter part of 1852 he became editor and proprietor of a San 
Francisco paper, the "Alta California," and later editor of the 
"Daily Times" of the same city, continuing his editorial work 
until 1 86 1. 

In i860 he was an elector-at-large from California to the 
Republican Convention. 

July 15, 1861, he was appointed by President Lincoln Com- 
missioner to Paraguay, and on January 19, 1863, was commis- 
sioned Minister Resident to that country, holding the position 



88 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

until December, 1868, when he resigned and returned to the 
United States. 

After his return he pubHshed a History of Paraguay; two 
novels, "Gomery of Montgomery" and "Philip Thaxter," the lat- 
ter a story of early California life, and later a work entitled 
"Political Evolution," published a short time before his death. 
He also invented a type-writer, some of its features being incor- 
porated into the "Remington" of the present day. 

Charles A. Washburn married in New York City, May 11, 
1865, Sallie Catherine Cleveland, who was born in Reading, Pa., 
Sept. 17, 1842. Mr. Washburn died in New York City, Jan. 
26, 1889. 

Children. 

1. Hester", born in Asuncion, Paraguay, Oct. 22, 1867; mar- 

ried in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24, 1893, Willis Kirkpatrick 
Howell, who was born in Morristown, N. J., Oct. 13, 
i860. 

Children, born in Morristown. 
I. Willis Washburn'", born March 7, 1895. 
II. Lawrence Benjamin", born Dec. 27, 1897. 

III. Catherine Frances", born April 6, 1899. 

IV. Thurlow Washburn", born April 10, 1900. 

2. Thurlow^ born at "The Norlands," Livermore, Me., 

March 16, 1869. 

At the early age of sixteen he went to New Mexico, 
where he engaged in ranching. Returning east in 1892 he 
found employment with the New York Central Railroad, 
where he remained until the spring of 1893, when he left 
to fit himself to enter the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, from which he was graduated in 1897 as Mining 
Engineer with the degree of Bachelor of Science. 

Within a year he obtained a position at Telluride, Col- 
orado, with the United States and British Columbia 
Mining Company of Kansas City, Missouri. 

On October 12, 1899, while in the performance of his 
duties, passing along the high range of mountains near 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 89 

Telluride, he was overtaken by a snow-slide and perished 
instantly. He lies beside his father on the hill overlook- 
ing "The Norlands." 
3. Lilian^, born in Reading, Pa., Sept. 27, 1870. 



VIII. Samuel Benjamin Washburn was born in Liv^r- 
more, Jan. i, 1824. 

At the age of eighteen he began a sea-faring life and was for 
several years master of a vessel in the merchant marine service. 
He afterwards engaged in lumbering in Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota. He was a captain in the volunteer service during the Civil 
War. He was on the Galena in the fight at Fort Darling, May 
13, 1862, and was badly wounded in that engagement. He was 
in the Gulf Squadron under Farragut where he had command of 
a division, and with the Atlantic Squadron, near the Chesa- 
peake, in the latter part of 1865. After the war he returned to 
the west, and afterwards removed to his old home, "The Nor- 
lands," in Livermore, where he remained several years. He lived 
later in Deering, Maine, and finally went to Avon, New York, 
where he died March 4, 1890. Samuel B. Washburn married ist, 
in LeRoy, N. Y., March 31, 1862, Lorette May Thompson, who 
died at Owantouna, Minn., Feb. 14, 1869. 

Children. 

1. Samuel Benjamin, Jr.^ born in LeRoy, N. Y,, Dec. 2^, 

1862; married in Minneapolis, Minn., March 12, 1895, 
Fannie Henderson of that city. Their home is in Minne- 
apolis. 

2. Sidney^, died in infancy. 

3. Greenleaf Whittier^, died in infancy. 

Mr. Washburn married 2d, in East Livermore, Me., Jan. 11, 

1872, Adelia Brown Reade, who was born in Lewiston, Me., Sept. 

21, 1846. 

Children, born in Livermore. 

4. Mary Lorette^ born at "The Norlands," Dec. 18, 1873; 

died in Livermore July 5, 1875. 



90 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

5. Katherine Benjamin", born at "The Norlands," Nov. 8, 
1876; married in Avon, N. Y., June 15, 1898, John Francis 
Kellogg, who was born in Avon, June 4, 1871. 



VIIL Mary Benjamin Washburn was born in Livermore, 
Nov. II, 1825. She married in Livermore, March 29, 1858, Gus- 
tavus A. Buffum, who was born in Palermo, Maine, Dec. 26, 1825. 
She died in Lyons, Iowa, March 15, 1867. 

Children. 

1. Frank Washburn®, born in Monroe, Wis., July i, 1859; 

married ist, in Louisiana, Missouri, March 18, 1893, Mar- 
garet Smith, who was born in Pike's County, Mo., June 4, 
1869, and died in Louisiana, Mo., March 15, 1895. He 
married 2d, in Clinton, Mo., May 12, 1899, Harriet Davis 
of Clinton. 

2. Ada Mary®, born in Lyons, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1862; married ist, 

in Louisiana, Mo., Dec. 9, 1885, David Arthur Stuart, who 
died in Denver, Col., Jan. 27, 1889. She married 2d, in 
Louisiana, April 28, 1897, James Ovid Stark of Stark, Mo. 

Child. 
I. Mary Roxanna^", born in Stark, Dec. i, 1898. 

3. Charles Gustavus®, born in Lyons, Iowa, April 19, 1865; 

married in Kansas City, Missouri, June i, 1893, Gertrude 

Emily Carkiner, who was born in Danville, Mo., Jan. 

II, 1868. 

Child. 

I. Mary Frances", born in Louisiana, Mo., May 30, 1898. 



Cadwallader Washburn, ) , , ^ , o-- 
Benjamin Washburn, } ^^^ ^arch 5, 1867. 

They were born in Lyons, Iowa, and both died there 
September, 1867. 



DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA BENJAMIN WASHBURN 9I 

VI 1 1. William Drew Washburn was born in Livermore, 
Jan. 14, 183 1. He fitted for college at Farmington Academy, 
entered Bowdoin in 1850, and was graduated therefrom, with the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, in 1854. 

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857, ^"^ the same 
year went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to establish himself in the 
practice of his profession. He soon became interested in the mill- 
ing business of the vicinity, then in its infancy, and has been a 
large factor in its development to its present proportions. He 
has also engaged extensively in lumbering and many other 
projects which led to the upbuilding of his adopted city and state, 
among them the establishment of the railroad system in that sec- 
tion of the country. He was President of the Minneapolis, Saint 
Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad from its construction 
until 1890. 

Mr. Washburn was a member of the Minnesota Legislature 
from Minneapolis in 1858 and again in 1871 ; Surveyor-General of 
Minnesota from 1861 to 1865 ; Representative in Congress from 
Minnesota, 1879 to 1885, and a member of the United States Sen- 
ate, 1890 to 1896. 

William Drew Washburn married in Bangor, Maine, April 19, 
1859, Elizabeth Little Muzzy, daughter of Hon. Franklin Muzzy 
of Bangor. She was born in that city, June 2^, 1836. 

Children. 

1. Franklin Muzzy*, born in Minneapolis, May 4, 1861 ; 

drowned at Scarboro Beach, Maine, July 29, 1877. 

2. William Drew, Jr.*, born in St. Paul, Minn., April 3, 1863. 

He was graduated from Yale College in 1888. He mar- 
ried in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 25, 1890, Florence Agnes 
Savier, who was born in that city, Aug. 16, 1868. 

Children. 
I. Beatrice^", born in Chicago, 111., June 26, 1891. 
II. William Drew, 3d, born in Minneapolis, July 28, 1897. 

3. Cadwallader Lincoln', bom in Minneapolis, Oct. 31, 1866. 

He was graduated from Gallaudet College, Washington, 



92 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

D. C, in 1890, and later attended the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. He is an artist by profession. 

4. Mary Caroline^ born in Minneapolis, Aug. 31, 1868; mar- 

ried in Minneapolis, Nov. 23, 1892, Elbert Francis Baldwin 
of New York. 

Children, born in New York. 
I. Elbert", born Feb. 12, 1894. 
II. Marion", born June 5, 1895. 

5. Edwin Chapin% born in Minneapolis, April 11, 1870. He 

entered Yale College in 1891, but on account of injuries 
received at foot-ball was unable to complete the course. 

6. George Henry^, born in Minneapolis, Dec. 24, 1871 ; died in 

Minneapolis, Feb. 11, 1872. 

7. Elizabeth'', born in Minneapolis, Nov. 19, 1874; married in 

Minneapolis, Nov. 22, 1899, Hamilton Wright, M.D. He 
was graduated from McGill University in 1895. 

8. Stanley^, born in Minneapolis, Feb. 7, 1878. He entered 

Williams College in 1897. 

9. Alice®, born in Minneapolis, July 11, 1881 ; died in Minne- 

apolis, Aug. 29, 1881. 



VIII. Caroline Ann Washburn was born in Livermore, 
Jan. 30, 1833. She married in Livermore, June 3, 1857, Freeland 
S. Holmes, M.D., who was born in Foxcroft, Maine, Sept. 8, 1827. 
Dr. Holmes was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850, and 
later from the Medical School in Washington, D. C. 

He was a Surgeon in the Civil War, was commissioned 
Surgeon of the Fourth Regiment, Maine Volunteers, March 13, 
1862, was transferred to the Sixth Regiment the same month, and 
died in camp near Germantown, Virginia, June 23, 1863. Mrs. 
Holmes lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Children, born in Foxcroft, Me. 

1. Fanny Washburn^ born July 3, 1859. 

2. Frank Edward^ born June 8, 1862. He is a graduate of 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 




DAVID BENJAMIN. 



XIV. 
DESCENDANTS OF DAVID BENJAMIN. 

VII. David Benjamin was born in Livermore, June 3, 1794. 
He was four years of age when he went with his parents to the 
farm on the eastern shore of the Androscoggin River, and he 
spent the remainder of his life on that spot, where he engaged in 
farming and lumbering. He was one of the chief promoters of 
the Androscoggin Railroad (now the Farmington branch of the 
Maine Central,) was personally interested in its construction, and 
was a director of the road. 

He married in Brunswick, Me., Sept. 5, 1820, Catherine Stan- 
wood,* daughter of Captain William and Hannah (Chase) Stan- 
wood. She was born in Brunswick, May 17, 1800, and died in 
East Livermore, May 15, 1882. David Benjamin died in East 
Livermore, Oct. 2, 1883. 

Children of David and Catherine Stanvvood Benjamin, 
BORN in Livermore. 

1. Joseph Stan wood*, born May 3, 1822. 

2. Harriet Morison^ born Nov. 4, 1823. 

* Ancestry of Catherine Stanwood. 

(i.) Philip^ Stanwood, b. in Eng. ; came to Gloucester, Mass., in 
1652; m. Jane ; d. Aug. 7, 1672. 

(2.) Samuel^ Stahwood, b. 1658; m. 1686, to whom is not known. He 
served in the French and Indian Wars. 

(3.) Ebenezer' Stanwood, b. July 20, 1695; was a Lieut, in Lovewell's 
War; went to Brunswick, Me., with wife Jane in 1719; d. July 21. 1772. 
■ (4.) Samuel* Stanwood, b. Nov. 6, 1719; was chaplain at the siege 
of Louisberg; m. in 1742. Jane Lithgow McFarland; d. 1790. 

(5.) Capt. William^ Stanwood, b. Sept. 12, 1744, a sea-captain. His 
name appears on the Revolutionary War Rolls. He m. Dec. 14, 1786, 
Hannah Chase, fourth in descent from Lady Eleanor Stuart of Scotland. 
He d. Feb. 11, 1800. 

(6.) Catherine' Stanwood; m. David Benjamin. 



94 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

3. Caroline Emmons*, born April 20, 1826 ; died in Livermore, 

Feb. 7, 1833. 

4. Catherine Stanvvood^, born April 11, 1828. She married 

Jan. 19, 1853, Oliver Perry Pillsbury. She died Jan. 7, 
1856. O. P. Pillsbury died in Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 
24, 1890. 

5. David Marcellus®, born July 28, 1834. 



VIII. Joseph Stanwood Benjamin was born in Livermore, 
May 3, 1822. He spent his boyhood on his father's farm, and at 
the age of eighteen went to sea, during his year's absence visiting 
both domestic and foreign ports. 

He returned to Livermore, and with the exception of a year 
spent in Hallowell, Maine, remained there five years. In 1846 he 
went to Troy, N. Y., where he engaged in business until 1852. 
After two years spent at his old home in Livermore he went to 
Iowa, where he built a saw and grist mill which he operated until 
it was destroyed by fire ten years later. He then entered the 
employ of the Chicago and Burlington Railroad, but being obliged 
to leave on account of ill health, removed to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he has since made his home. 

He married in Troy, N. Y., April 2, 1850, Emily M. Swan of 
New London, N. Y. 

Children. 
I. Sidney Joseph^, born in New London, N. Y., Jan. 8, 185 1 ; 
married in Minneapolis July 16, 1883, Julia A. Dunn, who 
was born in Hastings, Minn., in i860. He is in the employ 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, and 
resides in Kansas City, Kansas. 

CniLDliEN. 

I. Makie Lillian'^ bora in La Crosse, Wis., April 20, 18S4; died 

April 29, 1884. 
II. Edward Sidney^", born in Minneapolis, May 8, 1885, 

III. William David'", born in Minneapolis, March 19, 1887. 

IV. Harry Marcellus", born in Minneapolis, Jan. i, 1889; died Dec. 

3, 1889. 



DESCENDANTS OF DAVID BENJAMIN 95 

V. Emma Mary*", born in Horton, Kansas, Aug. 19, 1890. 
VI. Chester Lee^° ? , . » o 

VII. Grace Caroline^ T^'"" ^ug. 7, 1894. 

Grace died Aug. 25, 1894. 
VIII. Sidney N.'", born Nov. 7, 1898; died in Kansas City, Kansas, 
Aug. 24, 1899. 

2. Caroline Isadore'', born in Troy, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1852; 

married in Minneapolis, May 16, 1871, William H. Bart- 
lett of Quincy, 111. 

Children. 
I. William Samuel", born in Creston, Iowa, Jan. 18, 1874. 
II. Grace West^", born in Creston, Iowa, June 26, 1877; died in 
Quincy, 111., Oct. 11, 1883. 
III. Sidney Frank", born in Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 12, 1880. 

3. Edwin Oliver^, born in Melrose, Iowa, May 18, 1859; ^i^^ 

Sept. 14, i860. 

4. Willey^^ born in Minneapolis, June 18, 1870; died Nov. 

I, 1872. 



VIII. Harriet Morison Benjamin was born in Livermore, 
Nov. 4, 1823. She married in Livermore, Sept. 9, 1847, William 
Cutter of Bangor, Maine, who died in Brewer, Maine, Feb. 10, 
1869. 

She died in Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 28, 1897. 

Children, born in Bangor. 

1. William Horace^ born Nov. 30, 1848; died in Bangor, 

Dec. 21, 1851. 

2. William Benjamin^, born April 18, 1852. He spent sev- 

eral years in Muskegon, Michigan; later engaged in lum- 
bering in Anderson, Indiana, and at the present time 
(1900) is in the same business in Huntington in that state. 
He married in Muskegon, Mich., April 26, 1878, Emily 
Woodcock, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth Woodcock. 

Child. 
I. Katherine Vesta", born in Muskegon, Feb. 20, 1879. 



g6 • BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

3. Ammi Ruhamah^^ born March i, 1854. Since early man- 

hood he has engaged in lumbering in Michigan, Washing- 
ton and Indiana, and is now (1900) partner in and man- 
ager of The Grant County Lumber Company in Swanzee, 
Indiana. 

He married in Cardillac, Mich., Oct. 15, 1888, Emma 
Reed Trittle. 

Children. 
I. Mary Harriet*", born in Spokane Falls, Washington, Jan. 14, 
1890. 
II. Evelyn Trittle^", born in Alexandria, Indiana, July 8, 1893. 

4. Harriet Livermore^, born Jan. i, 1856. She resides in 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

5. Kate Stanwood®, born Jan. i, 1856; married in Brewer, 
'* Me., May 31, 1881, Harry Munroe Pillsbury of Muskegon, 

Michigan. Their home is in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Children. 
I. Helen Cutter*"^ born in Muskegon, Sept. 17, 1883. 
II. Alice Wedgwood*"^ born in Milwaukee, Oct. 17, 1886. 
III. James Marcellus'", born in Milwaukee, Dec. 2, 1887; died in 
Milwaukee, March ig, 1888. 
IV. Eleanor Benjamin*", born in Milwaukee, Sept. 20, 1891. 

6. John Dana^ Cutter, M.D., born Jan. 26, 1858. He was 

graduated from the Maine State College (now University 
of Maine) in 1879, and from the University Medical Col- 
lege of the City of New York in 188 1. He at once began 
the practice of medicine in Big Rapids, Michigan, where 
he remained until 1886, when he removed to Tomahawk, 
Wisconsin, where he has since continued in practice. 

He married Aug. 14, 1895, Helen Bensley Philleo, dau. 
of Hart Benton and Isabella (Ingraham) Philleo of Grand 
Rapids, Wisconsin. 

7. Charles Carroll®, born Nov. 14, 1861. He went to Mil- 

waukee, Wisconsin, to enter the office of the Penobscot 
Land, Log and Lumber Company, and continued with that 
corporation until his death, Dec. i, 1891. 



DESCENDANTS OF DAVID BENJAMIN 97 

"A young man of singularly sweet and engaging dispo- 
sition, of irreproachable habits, upright character, and 
with all that makes life worth living in his home, social 
relations and business associations, his death, in the full 
flower of a young and promising manhood, was greatly 
deplored, not only in the family circle but in the com- 
munity where his character and influence were greatly 
esteemed." 

Charles Carroll Cutter married in Milwaukee, Wis., 
Oct. 2, 1889, Sarah Adelaide Barnes, dau. of Henry 
Augustus and Mary Therese (Woodward) Barnes. 

Child. 
William Barnes^", born in Milwaukee, Feb. 22, 1891 ; died Feb. 
26, 1891. 



VI 11. David Marcellus Benjamin was bom in Liver- 
more, July 28, 1834. 

He received his education in the schools of his native town, 
and at Farmington, Westbrook and Litchfield Academies. In 
1856 he began lumbering operations on the Penobscot River in 
Maine, remaining there until 1862, when he went to Muskegon, 
Michigan, where he continued in the same business. He lived 
for a short time in both Big Rapids and Grand Rapids in the 
same state, and in 1870 went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he 
spent the rest of his life. He was a member of the Penobscot 
Land, Log and Lumber Company, and president of the corpor- 
ation from 1890 until his death. David Marcellus Benjamin 
married June 16, 1869, Annie Louise Fitts of Portsmouth, N. H. 
He died in Milwaukee, May 30, 1892. 

Children. 

1. Frederick Washburn^ bom in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 

23, 1878. 

2. Catherine Chase^ born in Milwaukee, Wis., June 8, 1889. 



XV. 
DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES BENJAMIN. 

VIIL Charles Benjamin was born in Livermore, Aug. 2, 

1795. 

He learned the trade of a cabinet-maker of his brother in 
Winthrop, and estabhshed himself in that business on the "Inter- 
vale" in Livermore, where he spent the rest of his life, with the 
exception of a year or two spent in Bangor. 

He was a member of Capt. William Morison's Company 
during the War of 1812, and went with it to the defense of Port- 
land in the fall of 1814. 

He married in Livermore, Oct. 3, 1821, Lucy Chase,* 
daughter of Thomas and Desire (Luce) Chase. She was born in 
Livermore, Sept. 12, 1802. 

♦Ancestry of Lucy Chase: 

(i.) Thomas^ Chase, Hampton, N. H., 1639; m. 1642, Elizabeth 
Philbrick; d. 1652. 

(2.) Lieut. Isaac* Chase, b. April i, 1647; moved to Martha's Vine- 
yard as early as 1675 ; m. Oct. 5, 1675, Mary Tilton ; d. May 9, 1727. 

(3.) Thomas' Chase, b. Nov. 9, 1677; m. Feb. 21, 1704, Jean (or 
Joan) Smith; d. Dec. 21, 1721. 

(4.) Thomas* Chace, b. in Tisbury, Mass., Dec. 29, 1713; m. Eliza- 
beth Athern; d. Jan. 7, 1738-9. 

(5.) Samuel' Chase, b. May 26, 1734; m. about 1753, Jedidah Clag- 
horn; d. in Livermore, Me., Aug. 2, 1801. 

(6.) Thomas' Chase, b. in Tisbury, Sept. 30, 1755; m. March 8, 1781, 
Desire Luce ; d. in Livermore, April 3, 1844. 

(7.) Lucy Chase'; m. Charles Benjamin. 



DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES BENJAMIN 99 

Charles Benjamin died May lo, 1834, while on a visit to Win- 
throp, Maine. His widow married in Winthrop, Nov., 1842, 
Lemuel Stanley of that town. She died in Winthrop, Nov. 9, 
1845. 

Child of Charles and Lucy Chase Benjamin. 

I. Bettie Livermore^^ born in Livermore, March 9, 1824; 
married in Winthrop, July 2, 1856, John Milton Benjamin; 
died in Winthrop, April 12, 1898. 

For record of her descendants see: Descendants of 
Samuel Benjamin, Jr. 



XVI. 
ELISHA BENJAMIN. 

VII. Elisha Benjamin was born in Livermore, Oct. lo, 
1797. He married Joan Sawtelle, He was a cabinet-maker at 
Livermore Falls for a few years. 

In 1828 he left Livermore and went south, after which 
nothing definite is known of his life. He lived for several years 
in Pearlington, Mississippi, and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 
in December, 1852. 



XVII. 

DESCENDANTS OF RUTH BENJAMIN 
LOVEJOY. 

VIL Ruth Benjamin was born in Livermore, May 20, 
1799, and passed her whole Hfe in that town. She married in 
Livermore, March 13, 1825, Jonathan Lovejoy, who was born in 
Wayne, Maine, March 11, 1797. He was a descendant of John 
Lovejoy who came to America from England and settled in 
Andover, Mass., at an early date. Jonathan Lovejoy was for 
several years a Selectman of East Livermore. He died in Leeds, 
Me., Nov. 19, 1881. Ruth Benjamin Lovejoy died in East Liver- 
more, Feb. 3, 1869. 

Children, born in Livermore, Maine, 

1. William^ Augustus, born Nov. 13, 1826; died in Liver- 

more, Jan. 6, 1833. 

2. Tabitha Ann^ born Oct. 12, 183 1 ; died in Livermore, Jan. 

10, 1833. 

3. Charles Augustus^ born Dec. 2, 1833. 

4. Elisha Benjamin*, born Sept. 29, 1835. 

5. Samuel Benjamin Morison*, born July 5, 1838. 



VIII . Charles Augustus Lovejoy was born in Livermore, 
Dec. 2, 1833. He was in early manhood engaged in the con- 
struction of railroads in Maine and Kentucky, and in 1858 took 
up his residence in Mattawamkeag, Maine, where he remained 
until 1870, when he removed to Portland, Maine, where he 
engaged in trade. In 1879 he went to Leeds in the same state, 
and made his home there the remainder of his life. 



I02 BENJAMIN GENEALOGY 

He married Jan. lo, i860, Clara E. Greenwood, daughter of 
Moses and Serena (Willis) Greenwood. She was born in 
Leeds, Maine, March i, 1839, and died in that town Dec. 5, 1896. 

Charles Augustus Love joy died in Augusta, Maine, Jan. 
21, 1897. 

Children, born in Mattawamkeag^ Me. 

1. Arthur Nelson Jordan® Love joy, born June 21, 1862. 

He attended the Dirigo Business College in Augusta, 
Maine, and after that time made Augusta his home, hold- 
ing positions of trust in some of the business houses of 
that city. From 1894 to 1898 he was cashier of the 
Augusta Post-Office, and has been Alderman of the city. 
He was actively and prominently interested in the order 
of Odd Fellows, and in 1896-7 held the highest position in 
that order in the State — that of Grand Master of Maine. 

He died in Augusta, Feb. 4, 1900. Mr. Lovejoy mar- 
ried in Gardiner, Me., May 27, 1886, Josephine Curtis 
Hill. 

Children, born in Augusta. 
I. Daughter^", born and died Dec. 22, 1890. 
II. Carroll Arthur^", born Jan. 7, 1895. 
III. Donald Hill" born April 27, 1896. 

2. Minnie Ada'*, born July 11, 1867; died in Leeds, Me., June 

8, 1879. 

VIIL Elisha Benjamin Lovejoy was born in Livermore, 
Sept. 29, 1835. 

From the opening of the Androscoggin Railroad until 1856 
he was station agent and postmaster at East Livermore, after 
which he spent five years in Minnesota, where he engaged in lum- 
bering. ■ He was City Marshal of Shokopee in that state two years. 
Returning to East Livermore he resumed the duties he had left, 
continuing in those positions until 1868, with the exception of a 
year spent in the Union Army. In 1862, Gov. Washburn 
appointed him Provost Marshal of Androscoggin County. Feb. 



DESCENDANTS OF RUTH BENJAMIN LOVEJOY IO3 

18, 1865, he enlisted for one year in Co. G, Twelfth Infantry, 
Maine Volunteers, and was discharged at Savannah, Georgia, 
March 6, 1866. Since 1868 he has made his home in North Tur- 
ner, Maine. 

Mr. Lovejoy married in Augusta, Me., Jan. i, 1862, Sarah 
R. Richardson of North Turner, daughter of Cornelius T. and 
Sarah R. (Lovejoy) Richardson. She was born in Turner, July 
9, 1829. 

Child. 
I. William^ Henry, born in Turner, April 10, 1862. He 
went to Florida to engage in orange culture, and died in 
Altoona in that state, Jan. 13, 1886. 



VIII. Samuel Benjamin Morison Lovejoy was born in 
Livermore, July 5, 1838. He was a soldier in the Civil War; 
mustered into the service Oct. 31, 1861 ; commissioned Second 
Lieutenant of Co. G, First Maine Cavalry, Dec. 31, 1862, and 
resigned on account of disability contracted in the service, April 
16, 1864. He died in East Livermore, June 27, 1866. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Allen 

Lydia, 6. 

William, 6. 
Allis 

Henrietta Latitia, 86. 

Ames 

Charles Benjamin^ 75. 

Charles LlewellyiA 76, yy. 

Edith Morison", ^y. 

Emily", 7T. 

Grace Edith", yy. 

Irvin Winslows, 76. 

Kimbair", 'JT. 

Mellen Green^ 76. 

Orilla T. B.^ 75, 76. 

Paul Kimball", 77- 

Ruth'", yj. 

Samuel, 75. 

Samuel Selden^ ^(). 
Baldwin 

Elbert'", 92. 

Elbert Francis, 92. 

Marion", 92. 
Ball 

Sarah, 8. 
Bach ELDER 

Calvin S., 71. 

Donald F"., 71. 

Russell Mil., 71, 

Barker 
Annie Judson, JT. 

Bartlett 

Grace West'", 95. 

Helen, 70. 

Sidney Frank'", 95. 

William Samuel'", 95. 

William H., 95. 
Barnes 

Henry Augustus, 97. 

Mary T. (Woodward), 97. 

Sarah Adelaide, 97. 
Batt 

Thomas, 7. 



Bemis 

Capt. Jonathan, 43. 

John, Jr., 42. 
Benjamin 

AbeP, 6. 

AbeP, 7- 

Aber, 7. 

Abel^ 2d, 7. 

Abel\ 8, 9, 13. 

Abbie Stella", 67. 

Abigail', 6. 

Abigail', 7. 

Abigail, 7. 

Albert W"., 63. 

Albion Paris', 56, 59. 

Alice", 59. 

Ann', 7. 

Ann*, 7. 

Barbara'", 57. 

Benaiah^ 10. 

Betsey', 52, 68. 

Bettie Livermore'', 58, 99. 

Bi]ly\ 52, 54- 

Caleb\ 6. 

Caleb\ 7- 

Caroline Emmons', 56. 

Caroline Emmons*, 94. 

Caroline Isadore", 95. 

Caroline Olivia*. 56. 

Catherine Chase", 97. 

Catherine Stanwood*, 94. 

Charles', 52, 98- 

Charles Corydon", 63. 

Charles Henry*, 56. 

Charles Henry", 57- 

Charles Milton". 58. 

Charles Robertson'", 67. 

Charles Rutillus*. 67. 

Charles Tristram*, 61. 

Charles W'., 6-7. 

Chester Lee'", 95- 

Cordania*, 62, 65. 

Daniel', 7. 

David'. 52, 93. 

David Marcellus*. 94, 97- 



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INDEX OF NAMES 



Edward Fairfield', 57. 

Edward Sidney^", 94. 

Edwin Oliver'", 95. 

Elbridge^ 10. 

Elisha', 52, 100. 

Ellen', 56, 60. 

Elizabeth*, 7. 

Elizabeth', 61. 

Elmer', 63. 

Emma Mary'", 95. 

Ernestine^ 62, 63. 

Fannie Russell', 58. 

Frederick Washburn", 97. 

Grace Caroline'", 95. 

Harold Dunbar'", 57. 

Harriet Morison^ 93, 95. 

Harry Marcellus'", 94. 

Isaac^ ID. 

Jeannette', 59. 

John', I, 2. 

John", 6. 

John', 7. 

John", 9, 10, II. 

John', 10. 

John Milton^ 56, 58. 

Jonathan*, 7. 

Jonathan", 9. 

Joseph^, 6. 

Joshua', 6. 

Joseph Stanwood^ 93, 94. 

Julius Metcalf, 56. 

Lydia^ 7. 

Maria Frances^ 56. 

Marie Lillian'", 94. 

Marion", 59. 

Marion", 57. 

Martha', 52, 78. 

Mary', 6. 

Mary', 7. 

Mary', 8. 

Mary Ann^ 56, 59. 

Mary Emily'", 67. 

Mary Louise", 58. 

Mary Stella^ 61, 62. 

Nathaniel', 52, 61. 

Nathaniel', 61, 63. 

Nellie Elizabeth", 63. 

Olivia Adams', 56. 

Polly', 52, 75. 

Rebecca*, 7. 

Richard, 3. 

Ruth', 52, loi. 

Sally', 10. 

Samuel, 6. 



Samuels, Lieut., i, 9, 11, 13, 23, 44, 

45. 52. 
Samuel, Jr.', 52, 55. 
Samuel Eliot', 56. 
Sarah', 7. 
Susanna*, 7. 
Susan Metcalf, 56. 
Sidney Joseph', 94. 
Sidney N'"., 95. 
Tristram", 63. 
Willey", 95. 

Benson 
Abigail (Dunbar), 57. 
Cora Louise, 57. 
Rebecca, 10. 
Russell C, 57. 

Berry 

Carrie (Greene), 67. 
Edith Maria, 67. 
Wallace E., 67. 

BiCKNELL 

Ella Christine, ^2. 

Bishop 

Natalie Washburne'", 84. 

William D., Jr.. 84. 

William D. 3d'", 84. 
Bond 

Nathaniel, 7. 

BOTKINE 

Pierre, 87. 
Bradley 

Levi, 69. 

Margaret G. (Patten), 69. 

Mary, 69. 
Brewer 

Elisha, 44. 
Brettun 

Frances Williams, 74. 

Elizabeth (Williams), 74. 

William H., Jr., 74. 
Bridge 

Anna, 41. 

Elizabeth, 41. 

John, 41. 

Matthew, 41. 
Bright 

Henry, 43. 

Mary (Coolidge), 43. 

Nathaniel, 43. 
Brown 

Robina Napier, 80. 



INDEX OF NAMES 



107 



BUFFUM 

Ada Mary', 90. 
Benjamin Washburn", 90. 
Cadwallader Washburn*, 90. 
Charles Gustavus^ 90. 
Frank Washburn", 90. 
Gustavus A., 90. 
Mary Frances^", 90. 
Mary Roxanna'", 90. 
BuiSE 
Lula Grace, 84. 

BURBANK 

Benjamin, 58. 

Ellen Mary, 58. 

Georgianna (Eastman), 58. 
Carkiner 

Gertrude Emily, 90. 
Chase 

Betsey, 61. 

Desire (Luce), 98. 

Lucy, 98. 

Polly (Merry), 61. 

Thomas, 98. 

Tristram, 61. 
Child 

Abijah, 44. 

Ephriam, 44. 

Ephraim, Jr., 44. 

Jacob, 44. 

Lydia, 44. 

Polly, 44. 

William, 44. 
Clagstone 

Abbie E., 71. 
Clark 

Annie M., 84. 
Cleveland 

Sallie Catherine, 88. 

CONANT 

Ella Olney, 74. 

COOLIDGE 

John, 43. 
Thomas, 43. 
Crowell 
Andrew J., 56. 

Cutter 

Ammi Ruhamahs, 96. 
Charles Carroll*, 96. 
Evelyn Trittle'", 96. 
Harriet Livermore*, 96. 
John Dana*, 96. 
Kate Stanwood*, 96. 
Katherine Vesta'", 95. 



Mary Harriet", 96. 
William Barnes'", 97. 
William Benjamin*, 95. 
William Horace", 95. 
William, 95. 

Danforth 

Ammi Li, 70. 

Anna, 41. 

Nicholas, 41. 

Thomas, 41. 
Davis 

Harriet, 90. 
DeLacy 

Barons, i. 

Walter, i. 
Dennet 

Reuben, 44. 
Deshon 

Lavinia, 44. 
Dillingham 

Charles Lee°, 62. 

Daty Lora'", 62. 

Enos, 62. 

Ruth Adell*, 62. 
Dix 

Jane, 43. 
Doane 

Marshall, 56. 
Dunn 

Julia A., 94. 
Eaton 

Joshua, 42. 
Eddy 

Abigail, 2, 6. 

John, 2. 

Samuel, 2. 

William, 2. 
Elliott 

Mary Gray, 64. 
Fairfield 

Annie (Clarke), 57. 

Ellen Marion, 57. 

Jedediah, 57. 

FiNNARD 

Abbie A. (Foss), 65. 

Isabel, 65. 

John, 65. 
Fitts 

Annie Louise, 97. 
Foss 

Columbia, 69. 

Fennetta Richmond", 64. 

Thomas H., 64. 



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INDEX OF NAMES 



FOSTEN 

Ellen (Munn), 2. 

John, 2. 

Mary, 2. 
Fowler 

A. W., 84. 

Elihu Washburne'", 84. 

John Eliot^", 84. 

Sally Adele Washburne^", 84. 
Fuller 

Charles Augustus", 70. 

Clara Winnifred", 71. 

Columbia Morison*, 70. 

Dorilus^ 70. 

Fannie Daisy'", 70. 

Fannie Maria', 71. 

Florence Elizabeth", 70. 

Frances Abbie", 70. 

Frank RusselF, 70. 

Mandel Morison", 70. 

Samuel F., 70. 
Gardner 

Annie, 66. 

Elizabeth (Long), 66. 

Thomas, 66. 
Garfield 

Benjamin, 41. 

James A., 41. 
Garr 

Jeannette, 86. 
Gates 

Sybil L., 62. 
Gilman 

Ethel Lydia'", 76. 

Helen Marion'", yd. 

Lindley Walter, 76. 

Mary Abigail'", 76. 

Mercy Phillips'", 76. 

Orilla Belle'", 76. 
Gleason 

Elizabeth, 44. 

GOLDSTONE 

Anne, 43. 

Roman, 43. 
Goodwin 

Nathaniel, 44. 
Gratiot 

Adele, 83. 

Henry, 83. 

Susan (Hempstead), 83. 
Greenwood 

Clara, 102. 

Moses, 102. 

Serena (Willis), 102. 



Grimshaw 

Maude, 74. 
Hagar 

William, Jr., 7. 
Hand 

Eliza E., 87. 
Harding 

Elizabeth Pope, 81. 
Hardy 

Amos Everett, 69. 

George Bradley'", 70. 

Margaret Bradley'", 70. 

Robert Samuel'", 70. 
Harrington 

Lydia, 44. 

Samuel, 42. 

Sarah, 42. 
Haskell 

Emma Arvilla®, 64. 

Emulus", 64. 

Fred Aratus*, 64. 

Fred Francis'", 64. 

Jenette Barrell", 64. 

Lura Barbara'", 64. 

Minnie Etta^ 64. 

Sybil Ernestine'", 64. 

Thomas O., 63. 
Henderson 

Fanny, 89. 
Herrick 

Frank Ware, 58. 

Marjory Porter'", 58. 

Mary (Porter), 58. 

Robert Wester'", 58. 

Thomas Webster, 58. 

HiGGINS 

Ann, 44. 
Hill 

Josephine Curtis, 102. 
Hinds 

Albert Henry'", (^Z- 

Albert Gallatin, 62. 

Alice Dorothy'", 66. 

Allen Drew", 66. 

Aurelius Stone*, 62. 

Carl Bertrand'", 66. 

Charles Benjamin'", 63. 

Charles LeRoy^ 65. 

Clayton Aurelius'", 63. 

Colfax^ 67. 

Cora Belle'", 66. 

Cordania Elizabeth'", 66. 

Gorilla Rose*, 66. 



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109 



Edith Evelyn'", 65. 
Elbridge Gerry, 65. 
Elizabeth Benjamin*, 65. 
El wood Crosby'", 66. 
Ethel May'°, 63. 
Fred Owen*, 66. 
George Crosby*, 66. 
Harold Frederick", 66. 
Janette*, 63. 
John Fuller*, 63. 
Margaret Katherine", 63. 
Marie Elizabeth"". 66. 
Paul Elbridge'", 66. 
Percy LeRoy'", 66. 
Walter DeWitt'", 63. 
William Canada*, 65. 
William Canada", 65. 
William Elbridge'", 65. 

HOBBS 

Charles Mandel'", 65. 
Curtis ]\I.. 65. 
Lynn Rutillus'", 65. 
Mary Stella'", 65. 
Mattie Dow'", 65. 
Roy Elbridge'", 65. 

HOLMAN 

Nathan, 44. 

Holmes 

Fanny Washburn*, 92. 

Frank Edward*, 92. 

Freeland S., 92. 
Howell 

Catherine Frances'", 88. 

Lawrence Benjamin'", 88. 

Thurlow Washburn'". 88. 

Willis Kirkpatrick, 88. 

Willis Washburn'", 88. 
Hurlbut 

Charles Rodney, 65. 

Clara Elizabeth, 65. 

Phcebe A. (Calvert), 65. 
Jackson 

Arabella V., 81. 
Jennings 

Charles Edward*, 60. 

Grace Washburn*, 60. 

Louis Waldo'", 60. 

Robert Roy'", 60. 

Samuel Wentworth*, 59. 

Wentworth, 59. 
Jewett 

Bloom (Perkins), 65. 

Matthew, 65. 



Jordan 

Arthur Nelson", 74. 
Charles Morison*, 74. 
Charles Nelson'", 74. 
Eva Dorcas'", 74. 
Helen Dorcas'", 74. 
Mildred Salome'", 74. 
Nelson, 74. 
Kellogg 

John Francis, 90. 
Kelsey 

Albert'", 86. 
Albert Warren, 86. 
Albert Washburne", 86. 
Bonnibel'", 86. 
Charlotte'", 86. 
Ethel'", 86. 
Jeannette'", 86. 
Karl'", 86. 
Kate'", 86. 
Mabel'", 86. 
Mary'", 86. 
Kenny 

Elizabeth, 9. 
Kimball 

Agnes Gubtil, 76. 
Hannibal Hamlin, 72. 
Harry Alfred'", ^2. 
Lamb 

Mary E., 'J'J. 
Lambert 
Jemima, 6. 
Thomas, 6. 
Langille 

Albert Hartley, 66. 
Justin Edward'", 66. 
Leach 

Mary, 44. 
Le Ghait 

Marguerite", 86. 
Raymond, 86. 
Libby 

Aurelia E., 70. 
George, 63. 
Priscilla Grace, 63. 
Rosina (McNelly), 63. 
Liver MORE 
Abigail^ 42. 
Abijah^ 43. 
Adan", 40. 
Amos'^, 44. 
Anna", 42. 
Benjamin*, 43. 
Daniel", 40. 



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INDEX OF NAMES 



DanieP, 42. 

David^ 44. 

Ebenezer*, 43. 

Edmund^, 40. 

Elisha*, 43. 

Elizabeth", 40. 

Eunice^ 44. 

Grace, 39, 40. 

Graced 42. 

Hannah^ 40. 

Huldah*, 43. 

John', 39, 40. 

John^ 42. 

John', 44. 

Jonathan^, 42. 

Lydia^ 42. 

Lydia', 44. 

Marrabella (Wysbych), 39. 

Martha^ 40. 

Martha\ 44. 

Mary", 40. 

Matthew^ 42. 

Moses^ 44. 

Nathaniel^ 40. 

Nathanier, 42. 

Nathaniel*, 43, 45. 

Nathaniel^ 44. 

Peter, 39. 

Ruth', 44. 

Samuel", 40. 

SamueP, 42. 

Sarah^, 40. 

Tabitha', 43. 

Tabitha°, 21, 44, 45, 50, 52. 

Thomas^, 42. 

Thomas', 44. 

LOVEJOY 

Arthur Nelson Jordan', 102. 
Carroll Arthur'", 102. 
Charles Augustus^ loi. 
Donald Hillw, 102. 
Elisha Benjamin^ lOi, 102. 
John, loi. 
Jonathan, loi . 
Maria Fuller, yz- 
Minnie Ada*, 102. 
Samuel B. M.', loi, 103. 
Tabitha Ann', loi. 
William Augustus', loi. 
William Henry", 103. 

Lucas 
D. Jonas, 87. 

Luce 

Eunice, 44. 
Phebe, 44. 



Mansfield 

Samuel, 7. 
Marston 

Mary, 44. 
Mason 

Charles Jotham*, 76. 

Ida Marion*, 76. 

Jotham, A. C, 76. 
Metcalf 

Calvin, 55. 

Eunice (Adams), 55. 

Olivia, 55. 
Mills 

Elizabeth, 10. 

Ephraim, 10, 11. 

Jemima, 9, 10. 

Jenny, 10. 

Joseph, 10, II. 

Josiah, 10, II. 

Nehemiah, 10. 

Sarah, 10. 

MORISON 

Betsey', 68, 70. 

Charles Frederick*, 69. 

David Whipple*, TZ- 

Dorcas Staples', 68, 74. 

Edith Maria*, 69. 

Harrison Gray Otis', 68, y2. 

Levi Bradley*, 70. 

Levi Bradley, Jr.", 70. 

Margaret", JZ- 

Marietta", 70. 

Mary Charlotte*, "jt,- 

Russell Streeter', 68, yz- 

Samuel Benjamin', 68. 

Samuel Benjamin*, yz- 

Samuel Benjamin", 70. 

Stanford Newell*, yz- 

Walter Russell*, 70. 
Morrison 

Angus", 72. 

Clinton*, 72. 

Dorilus', 68, 71. 

Ethel", 72. 

George Henry*, ^2. 

Grace Everett*, 72. 

May Evelyn*, ']2. 

Harriet Adele*, ']2. 
Morse 

David, 66. 

Hannah E. (True), 66. 

Ina, 66. 

Lsabel, 66. 

Rachel, 44. 

MUNROE 

Nathan, 7. 



INDEX OF NAMES 



III 



Muzzy 

Elizabeth Little, 91. 

Franklin, 91. 
Nelke 

Arthur W., 64. 

Bernice Emma", 64. 
Newell 

Rebecca, 7;^. 

NORCROSS 

Nathaniel, 8. 
Richard, 8. 
Susanna, 8. 

NOYES 

Ellen Elizabeth, 63. 

Henry Crafts, 63. 

Mercy M. (Coding), 63. 
Nutting 

Elizabeth, 9, 10. 

Jane (Hunnewell,) 9. 

Samuel, 9. 
Parker 

Abraham, 40. 
Payson 

Charles, 86. 

Edith Washburn", 86. 

Frances Lithgow'", 87. 

Jeannette Garr'", 86. 
Philleo 

Hart Benton, 96. 

Helen Bensley, 96. 

Isabella (Ingraham), 96. 
Pillsbury 

Alice Wedgwood'", 96. 

Eleanor Benjamin'", 96. 

Harry Munroe, 96. 

Helen Cutter'", 96. 

James Marcellus'", 96. 

Oliver Perry, 94. 
Reade 

Adelia Brown, 89. 
Richmond 

Ada Ernestine'", 64. 

Carl Fred'", 64. 

Carrie Doane°, 60. 

Clyde'", 64. 

Earl Henry'", 64. 

Emile Calmoni", 64. 

Fred Salmon. 64. 

George Q., 60. 

Nathaniel, 64. 

Sybil Maud'", 64. 
Richardson 

Cornelius T., 103. 

Sarah R., 103. 

Sarah R. (Lovejoy), 103. 



Sanborn 

Virginia, 81. 
Sanderson 

Hannah, 44. 
Savier 

Florence Agnes, 91. 

Mary Louise, 82. 
Sawtelle 

Joan, 100. 
Sawyer 

Mattie A., 59. 
Sharpe 

George H., 71. 

George H., Jr.", 71. 
vSkillings 

Martha W., 70. 
Small 

Eliza, 10. 
Smith 

Jonas, 42. 
Stanley 

Lemuel, 99. 
Stan WOOD 

Catherine, 93. 

Hannah (Chase), 93. 

William, 93. 
Starbird 

Hannah, 63. 
Stark 

James Ovid, 90. 

Mary Roxana'", 90. 

Stephenson 

Benjamin Washburn', 87. 

Charles L., 87. 

Elizabeth Champlin^ 87. 

Frederic William^ 87. 

Martha Eugenie*, 87. 
Stuart 

David Arthur, 90. 
Stubbs 

Joshua, 6. 
Swan 

Emily M., 94. 

Symmes 
Elizabeth, 41. 

Thayer 
Harriet A. (Jewett), 65. 

Thomson 

Lorette May, 89. 
Townsend 

James, 40. 



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INDEX OF NAMES 



Trittle 

Emma Reed, 96. 
Trotter 

Charles William, 60. 

Florence Benjamin'", 60. 

William Webber", 60. 
Vanderlip 

John, 72. 
Warren 

John, Jr., 42. 
Washburn 

Ada", 81. 

Algernon Sidney^ 79, 81. 

Alice', 92. 

Anna Maud*, 81. 

Beatrice", 91. 

Cadwallader", 82. 

Cadwallader Colden^ 79, 85. 

Cadwallader Lincoln', 91. 

Caroline Ann^ 79, 92. 

Charles Ames', 79, 87. 

Charles Cadwallader'", 81. 

Charles Fox', 81. 

Edwin Chapin", 92. 

Elizabeth", 92. 

Elizabeth Pope", 82. 

Emily", 81. 

Fanny', 86. 

Franklin Muzzy', 91. 

George Henry', 92. 

Greenlief Whittier', 89. 

Hester', 88. 

Israel, 79, 80. 

Israel, Jr.', 79, 80. 

Israel Henry", 80. 

Israel Henry", 81. 

Jackson Maurice", 81. 

James", 81. 

Jeannette Garr', 86. 

John", 81. 

Julia Kellogg, 72. 

Katherine Benjamin', 90. 

Lilian", 8q. 

Margaret", 82. 

Martha Benjamin', 79, 87. 

Mary Benjamin', 79, 90. 

Mary Caroline', 92. 

Mary Lorette", 89. 

Molly", 81. 

Robert Charles', 82. 

Samuel Benjamin', 79, 89. 

Samuel Benjamin', 89. 

Sidney', 89. 

Sidney", 82. 



Stanley', 92. 
Thurlow", 88. 
William Allen Drew', 79. 
William Drew', 79, 91. 
William Drew, Jr.', 91. 
William Drew, 3d", 91. 

Washburne 

Adele Bertrand", 84. 
Annette", 84. 
Clarke", 84. 

Elihu Benjamin', 79, 82. 
Elihu Benjamin", 84. 
Elihu Benjamin", 84. 
Gratiot', 83. 
Gratiot", 84. 
Hempstead", 83. 
Hempstead", 84. 
Marie Lisa', 84. 
Susan Adele", 84. 
William Pitt', 84. 

Webster 

Ebenezer, 80. 

Lucy (Dudley), 80. 

Mary Maud, 80. 

Wellington 
Elijah, 54. 
Oliver, 42. 
Phebe, 54. 

Whiting 
John, 8. 

Whit MORE 

Harriet Putnam, 71. 
Wilbur 

Emma, 65. 

Horatio, 65. 

Lucy H. (Morse), 65. 
Wing 

Abby L., 59. 

Isaac Dexter, 59. 

Lydia (Trufant), 59. 
Woodcock 

Elizabeth, 95. 

Emily, 95. 

Henry, 95. 
Woodward 

John, 6. 
Wright 

Hamilton, 92. 
Young 

Chanler Fred", 64. 

Hiram E., 64.