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THE WELLS FAMILY, 



/^HE Wells, or Welles family, in England, is 
of very ancient origin, clearly traceable back, 
it is claimed, to the time of the Norman conquest. 
About 1635 several families of that name (which 
was then sometimes spelled Wells, but oftener 
Welles,) emigrated from England to Massachu- 
setts. Some of these families remained in the 
eastern part of that state, others went to Rhode 
Island, others to Hartford and other towns in 
Connecticut, and still others to Hatfield and Had- 
ley, in the western part of Massachusetts; so 
that we find at a very early day — before 1660 — 
persons bearing that name in many towns of New 
England. It is probable that ( 1 ) Thomas Wells 
of Ipswich was the earliest emigrant of that name 
who settled in this country. He came as early as 
1635, and, perhaps, a year earlier. Savage, in 



6 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

his Genealogical Dictionary of New England, 
states that he came in 1635, on the "Susan and 
Ellen," from London, with young Richard Salton- 
stall, when thirty years of age. 

The following interesting article is copied 
from the New England Genealogical Register, 
Vol. 4, pages 11 and 12: 

"THOMAS WELLS was one of the earliest En- 
glish inhabitants of Ipswich. He took the Free- 
man's oath at Boston, May 7, 1637. He had a 
house lot granted to him in 1635, on the south 
side of the river, near where the Stone Bridge 
now is, and afterwards, in 1638, 'planting lands' 
near « Heart-break Hill.' He probably came here 
from Essex, England, having had relatives at Col- 
chester, in that county, at the time of his decease 
in 1666. He married Abigail, a daughter of 
William Warner, sister of Daniel and John War- 
ner, all of them people of consideration among 
the lirst settlers. He left three sons, Nathaniel, 
the eldest, John and Thomas, and five daughters, 
Sarah Massie of Salem, Abigail Tredwell of Ips- 
wich, Elizabeth, Hannah and Lydia. The last- 
named became Lydia Ropes before the decease of 
her mother in 1671. Nathaniel, the eldest son, 
with his wife, Lydia, continued to reside in Ips- 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 



wich until after the decease of his mother, who 
bequeaths to him the 'flax now growing.' His 
father transferred to John, by a deed of gift, all 
his lands in Wells, Me., being about three hun- 
dred and fifty acres. To Thomas, the youngest 
son, the father, by his will, dated July 3, 1666, 
bequeaths two hundred and fifty pounds sterling, 
to be paid him 'when he come to the age of 22 
years, 4 months and 10 days.' By the same in- 
strument, it appears that he was born ' 1 ith 1 ith 
mo., 1646,' or January 11, 1647, of the present 
style. Why this precise period was fixed on for 
the payment of the legacy does not appear. Is it 
possible that the good Deacon could have dabbled 
in astrology ? He also provides for the contin- 
gency of his son's ' goeing to the colledge,' and 
bequeaths to him ' all the books I bought for his 
use, and my phissic books, and the books called 
orthodox evangelist.' Two books which would 
probably come under the latter description, 'The 
Soul's Preparation for Christ,' and ' Parkins upon 
the Creed,' he had given to his daughters. From 
this bequest of ' phissic books,' the inference is 
drawn that he was a physician. The evidence is 
not quite conclusive, yet I know of no other. 
The books were appraised at ^"8 6s. 3d., a re- 
spectable medical library for those days. This 



8 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

was probably the Thomas Wells who, according 
to Farmer, was the first minister of Amesbury, 
ordained in 1672, and died July 10, 1734, aged 
eighty-six. If so, he was eighty-seven years and 
six months old at the time of his decease." 

From the above, and from the will of Deacon 
Thomas' Wells of Ipswich, our first ancestor in 
America, and other evidence, it appears that he 
married Abigail, daughter of William Warner of 
Boxted, Essex Co., England. (See Warner 2.) 

St. Botolphs Register, page 53, Colchester, 
Essex Co., England, has the following marriage 

record : " Thomas Wells of , single, and 

Abygall Warner of , single, the 23rd July, 

1630." 

The parishes or places to which they belong 
arc illegible, but this is undoubtedlv the record of 
the marriage of Deacon Thomas Wells. He 
probably came to America alone in order to ac- 
quaint himself with the condition of affairs in the 
new world before deciding to bring his family 
over. His impressions must have been favorable, 
lor he soon became a freeman and received grants 
ot land tor a homestead, and had a house ready 
for his wife when, in 1637, she came to America 
with her father, William Warner, and her broth- 
ers, Daniel ami |ohn. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 



The Register of St. Botolphs, in Colchester, 
also contains the following record of a christening, 
which date would appear to prove it to be that 
of our first ancestor : " Thomas Wells, the son 
of Thos. Wells, the iith of December, 1605." 

Children — Second Generation. 

2 i Nathaniel," born ; died December 

15, 1 68 1. He married, October 29, 
1 66 1, Lydia Thurlley. 

3 ii JOHN, 3 born ; married, 1664, Sarah 

Littlefield. (See Littlefield.) Died in 
Wells April 11, 1677. 

4 iii Sarah, 2 born ; married John Massie 

of Salem. 

<; iv Abigail, 2 born ; married June 19, 

1 66 1, Nathaniel Tredwell of Salem. 

6 v Thomas, 2 born January 11, 1647; died 

July 10, 1734. 

7 vi Elizabeth, 2 born ; married 

Burnam. 

8 vii Hannah, 2 born . 

9 viii Lydia, 2 born ; married, March 25, 

1669, John Ropes of Salem. (See 
Ropes 6.) 



IO THE WELLS FAMILY. 

2 3 JOHN 2 WELLS (Deacon Thomas 1 ) married 

about 1664 Sarah, daughter of Francis Little- 
field (See Littlefield) of Wells. She was 
born November 16, 1649. He died April 
1 1, 1677. 

Children — Third Generation. 

10 i John, 3 born 1670; married Mary ; 

died 1748. 

11 ii THOMAS, 3 born 1672; married, 1st, 

Sarah Browne; married, 2d, Lydia 

Ropes Gale. (See Ropes 11.) 

12 iii Patience," born ; married Nathaniel 

Clark. 

13 iv Sarah," born ; married, 1st, Samuel 

Sibley; married, 2d, John Sayer. 

3 .. THOMAS 3 WELLS (John/ Dea. Thomas'), 

was born in 1672; married, 1st, at Newbury, 
in 1696; removed to Wells, Me., and was 
admitted to the church December 14, 1701. 
"At the beginning of an Indian war, August 
10, 1703, tin- Indians burnt the dwelling- 
bouse of Mr. Thos. Wells and killed his wife 
and all his children— he being absent from 
home." Soon after the murder of his family 



THE WELLS FAMILY. II 

Thomas Wells 3 returned to Newbury and 
resided there for some years. He married, 
2d, October 12, 1704, Lydia, widow of 
Abraham Gale and daughter of "John Ropes. 
She was born December 26, 1672. (See 
Ropes 1 1.) Thomas Wells 3 died August 26, 

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Children of First Marriage. 
Fourth Generation. 

14 i Sarah, 4 born March 9, 1699. Killed by 

Indians August 10, 1703. 

15 ii Joshua, 4 born October 9, 1701. Killed 

by Indians August 10, 1703. 

16 iii Another 4 child, born August 9, 1703. 

Killed by Indians August 10, 1703. 

Children of Second Marriage. 
Fourth Generation. 

17 iv NATHANIEL, 4 born August 21, 1705; 

married, 1736, Dorothy Light. (See 
Light 9.) 

18 v Joshua, 4 born March 17, 1707. 

19 vi Lydia, 4 born May 29, 1709; married 

Samuel Clark. 



I2 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

4 17 NATHANIEL/ WELLS, (Thomas, 3 John, 2 
Deacon Thomas,') born in Newbury, August 
21, 1705, was generally designated by the 
title of "Town Clerk." He is described in 
deeds as a tanner. He was the first Deacon 
Nathaniel Wells of Wells, Me., and was 
Town Clerk for many years. He married, 
in 1736, Dorothy, daughter of John and 
Hannah (Lord) Light of Exeter, N. H. 
(See Light 9.) He died in Wells in July, 
1776, having made his will on the third of 
that month. 

Children — Fifth Generation. 

20 i Dorothy/ born November 28, 1 737- 

21 ii Nathaniel/' born October 28, 1740; mar- 

ried Abigail Winn, January 1, 1770. 

22 iii ROBERT,' born February 6, 1743; mar- 

ried April 25, 1769, Abigail Jrffrnh 
(See Jefterds). 

23 iv Martha/ born May 29, 174^. 

24 v John Light/ born November 29, 1747; 

married August 10, 1772, Elizabeth 
JerFerds. 

25 vi Ebenezer/ born November 13, 1750; 

died young. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. I 3 

22 ROBERT 6 WELLS (Nathaniel/ Thomas, 3 
John, 2 Deacon Thomas') was born in Wells, 
Me., February 6, 1743, and married April 
25, 1769, Abigail, daughter of Rev. Samuel 
and Sarah (Wheelwright) Jefferds (See Jef- 
erds). He died February 17, 1720. 

Children — Sixth Generation. 

26 i Ebenezer, 6 born August 1, 1770; married 

April 7, 1 79 1, Hannah Morrill, and 
died August, 1821. 

27 ii Robert, 6 born April 9, 1772; married 

March 28, 1792, Mary Littlerleld, and 
died December 27, 1827. 

28 iii DANIEL, 6 born January 19, 1774; mar- 

ried November 16, 1797, Susamiah 
Sweetser (See Sweetser 33), and died 
March 29, 1867. 

29 iv Bartholomew, 6 born July 8, 1776. 

30 v Moses, 6 born October 7, 1777; died in 

1852. 

31 vi William, 6 born August 6, 1781. 

32 vii Susanna, 6 born July 30, 1783; married, 

1 st, Tibbits; 2d, J. Furbish. 

33 viii Martha, 6 born September 12, 1785; mar- 

ried Joshua Littlefield, and died De- 
cember 27, 1869, and had children: 



14 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

i Martha,' born 1812; marrried Stephen Toby. 

ii Joshua 7 E., born 1814; married Czarina Wood. 

iii Mary 7 Ann, born 1816. 

iv Erastus, 7 born 1818; married December 5, 1850, 
Maria N. Thomas, born 1826. They had chil- 
dren: Marianna," born 1852; Charles Herbert 8 , 
born in 1854 and died August 31, 1861 ; Harriet 
Sproulls, 8 born 1856. 

v Oliver B., 7 born 1820; married, 1st, Abby Caine; 
married, 2d, Eaton; married, 3d, . 

vi Robert Wells, 7 born 1822. 

34 ix Theodore," born November 29, 1788, 
and died April 4, 1 87 1 . 



(> 28 DANIEL" WELLS (Robert/' Nathaniel, 4 
Thomas, 3 John/ Deacon Thomas 1 ), born 
January 19, 1774; went to Gray, Me., in 
1 796 and remained there until 1 807, when 
he removed to Waterville and remained 
there until March, 1832, when he again 
moved to Bloomheld, Me., where he died 
March 29, 1867. He married November 
16, 1797, at Gray, Susannah Sweetser, who 
was born at North Yarmouth March 5, 1780 
1 See Sweetser 33), and died at Waterville, 
July 28, 1S20. She was the daughter of 
Richard Sweetser and Sarah Matthews 
Sweetser. 




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Children — Seventh Generation. 

35 i SARAH 7 JEFFERDS, born September 

29, 1798; married February 20, 1823, 
David Parker. 

36 ii Rufus, 7 born September 13, 1800; died 

; unmarried. 

37 iii Emeline, 7 born June 26, 1802; died 

January 8, 1888; unmarried. 

38 iv ABIGAIL, 7 born June 29, 1804; mar- 

ried December 8, 1 8 3 1 , Joshua Burgess. 

39 v John M., 7 born July 9, 1806; died No- 

vember 18, 1852; unmarried. 

40 vi DANIEL, Jr., 7 born July 16, 1808; 

married November 23, 1831, Marcia 
Bryant. 

41 vii SUSAN J. S., 7 born October 7, 18 10; 

married October 31, 1839, William 
Brown, Jr. 

42 viii Eliza Jane, 7 born February 13, 181 3; 

died August 31, 18 15. 

43 ix HANNAH A.,' born March 21, 18 15; 

married June 15, 1837, Jot/iam S. 
Pratt. 

44 x CHARLES K., 7 born December 22, 

1 8 17; married September 19, 1853, 
Sarah Hitchings. 



I 6 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

45 xi WILLIAM S., 7 born May 27, 1820; 
married September 18, 1848, Luanda 
[Bryant) Smith. 



7 25 SARAH JEFFERDS WELLS' (Daniel, 6 
Robert,' Nathaniel, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Dea. 
Thomas 1 ), born at Gray, Me., September 29, 
1798; married at Waterville, February 20, 
1 823, David Parker, who died June 6, 1 842. 
Died March, 1880. 
Children — Eighth Generation. 

46 i Susan W.," born January 26, 1824. 

47 ii SUMNER," born February 13, 1825; 

married March 27, 1850, Mercy Clar- 
inda Fairbrother. 

48 iii Abigail W.," born July 25, 1826; mar- 

ried March, 1851, Albert F. Adams. 

49 iv JOHN E.," born March 8, 1828; mar- 

ried October 2, 1854, Harriet E. 
Haskell. 

50 v DAVID, Jr.," born November 22, 1829; 

married October 31, 1863, Abigail N. 
Greeley. 

51 vi Olive L.,' born August 18, 1831; died 

February 10, 1892; unmarried. 




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52 vii DANIEL W., 8 born June 26, 1833; 

married December 25, 1865, Frances 
Wells. 

53 viii GUSTAVUS A., 8 born March 11, 1836; 

married October 5, 1862, Mary Louise 
Stevens. 

54 ix George W., 8 born March 24, 1838; died 

August 24, 1840. 

55 x SARAH E., 8 born March 18, 1840; 

married August 23, 1863, Amos Bick- 
ford Matthews. 



7 38 ABIGAIL WELLS, 7 born at Gray, Me., 
June 29, 1804; married at Waterville, Me., 
December 8, 183 1, Jos/ma Burgess, and died 
at Greenfield, Wis., December 2, 1872. 

Children — Eighth Generation. 

56 i Susan E., 8 born February 19, 1833; died 

October 10, 1849. 

57 ii MARCIA E., 8 born March 13, 1836; 

married September 7, 1857, Andrews 
Northrope Dickson. 

58 iii Charles M., 8 born May 3, 1840; died 

August 22, 1842. 



!8 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

7 40 DANIEL WELLS, 7 Jr. (Daniel, 6 Robert/ 
Nathaniel, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Dea. Thomas 1 ), 
was born at Waterville, Me., July 16, 1808. 
He married November 23, 1831, Marcia 
Bryant of Anson, Me., who died June 20, 
1883. He died March 18, 1902. The 
biography of Daniel Wells, Jr., will be 
found at the end of this chapter. 

Children — Eighth Generation. 
59 i FANNIE K., 8 born January 1, 1852; 
married April 21, 1880, Charles W. 
Norn's. 



7 41 SUSAN 7 JUDITH SWEETSER WELLS 
( Daniel," Robert, 5 Nathaniel/ Thomas/ 
John/ Dea. Thomas') was born at Water- 
ville, Me., October 7, 18 10; went to Mil- 
waukee in 1837 and married there October 
31, 1839, William Brown, Jr., of Milwau- 
kee, who died June 17, 1862. She died 
August 8, 1897. 

Cm 1. or en — Eighth Generation. 
60 i MARCIA* B. BROWN, born December 
12, 1S41; married August 14, 1867, 
Edward Ferguson. 





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61 ii Martha 8 A. Brown, born May 19, 1844; 

died July 21, 1845. 

62 iii FLORENCE 8 W. BROWN, born July 

17, 1847; married October 31, 1876, 
"James Bingham. 

63 iv Charles 8 W. Brown, born May 14, 1849; 

died August 31, 1850. 

64 v Clara D. 8 Brown, born May 6, 1851; 

died July 9, 1853. 

43 HANNAH A. WELLS 7 (Daniel," Robert 5 
Nathaniel/ Thomas, 8 John, 2 Dea. Thomas 1 ) 
was born at Waterville, Me., March 21, 
1 815, and married at Bloomfield, June 15, 
1837, Jotham S. Pratt, who died at Old 
Town, Me., September 29, 1855. She went 
to Wisconsin in 1865 and settled at Wau- 
kesha. She moved to Milwaukee in 1895 
and died there January 20, 1901. 

Children — Eighth Generation. 

65 i Helen E., 8 born May 13, 1839. 

66 ii EMELINE W., 8 born July 13, 1841; 

married October 8, i860, Frank B. 
Van Valkenburgh. 

67 iii Mary A. W.," born August 30, 1845; 

died April 23, 1847. 



20 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

68 iv CHARLES G., n born April 26, 1848; 

married November 26, 1872, Anna B. 
Harrington. 

69 v STEPHEN S.," born October 26, 1850; 

married June 27, 1876, Nina Delano. 

70 vi JOHN M. W., 8 born October 4, 1852; 

married, 1st, November 18, 1880, 
Sarah E. Norn's, who died March 
18, 1884; married, 2d, November 18, 
1891, Margaret Townsend. 

7 44 CHARLES K. WELLS 7 (Daniel/ Robert," 
Nathaniel,' Thomas, 3 John/ Dea. Thomas') 
was born at Waterville, Me., December 
22, 1817. Attended China Academy from 
September, 1836, to August, 1S38; entered 
Waterville College September, 1838, and the 
Junior Class of Yale College September, 
1840, and graduated from there in 1842. 
Resided in Virginia from December, 1842, 
until April, 1S47; was admitted to the bar 
January 21, 1S46; came to Milwauke April 
in, 1847. He married at West Waterville, 
Me., September 19, 1853, Sarah* Hitchings, 
born May S, 1 S30, daughter of Capt. 
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nah, 3 Daniel, Jr.," Daniel'). (See Hitchings 
36.) He died Jan. 4, 1892. 
Children — Eighth Generation. 

71 i Alice," born April 22, 1858; died Au- 
31, 1858. 

72 ii GERTRUDE" W., born August 18, 
1859; married May 30. 1883, Wm. 
Tile st on dishing.™ 

CHARLES' W., born August 28, 1861; 

married June 8, 1892, Cate G. Gilbert. 
Mary E., 8 born October 22, 1864; died 

September 21, 1887. 
Susan P.," born January 23, 1867. 
Horace H.," born September 4, 1869; 

died December 7, 1888. 

7 45 WILLIAM S. WELLS 7 (Daniel/ Robert," 
Nathaniel, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Dea. Thomas') 
was born at Waterville, Me., May 27, 1820; 
moved to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1838; was 
elected Register of Deeds of Milwakee 
County in 1846, and married September 18, 
1848, Mrs. Luanda [Bryant) Smith. He 
died April 25, 1 895. 

Children — Eighth Generation. 
yj i Harrison" L., born July 31, 1850; died 
February 28, 1854. 



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22 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

8 47 SUMNER PARKER" (Sarah Jefferds Wells 7 
Parker) was born at Waterville, Me., Febru- 
ary 13, 1825; married Mercy Clarinda Fair- 
brother March 17, 1850, and died at Janes- 
ville, Wis., October 28, 1883. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

78 i Frank Eugene,'' born March 6, 1852; 

drowned July 3, 1880. 

79 ii Harry W.," born about 1854; died Feb- 

ruary 26, 1 86 1. 

80 iii Emma F.," born June 10, 1856; mar- 

ried August 3, 1874, Edward Balen- 
tine, and died October 29, 1893. 
8 1 iv Charles W., D born about 1858; died Feb- 
ruary 13, 1 86 1. 

82 v Fred D.," born February 13, i860; diet! 

July 8, 1 894. 

83 vi GEORGE S.,° born November 1 8, 1 863 ; 

married Ella L. M. Godden, Septem- 
ber 5, 1888. 

84 vii CORA B., n born December 11, 1867; 

married December 24, 1891, Benjamin 
F. Huntington. 

85 viii EDWARD H.," born March 18, 1871; 

married September 18, 18S9, Hattie 
M. Yeomans. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 23 

S 48 ABIGAIL W." PARKER (Sarah Jefferds 
Wells' Parker) was born July 25, 1826; 
married March, 1851, Albert F. Adams of 
Skowhegan, Me., and died June 25, 1852. 

S 49 JOHN E. PARKER 8 (Sarah J. W.' Parker), 
born March 3, 1828; married October 2, 
1854, Harriet E. Haskell of Portland, Me. 
Their children were born at Portland, Me. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

86 i Ida Abbie," born September 2, 1855; died 
August 31, 1879. 

87 ii Lizzie Z.,° born January 4, 1857; mar- 
ried July 14, 1880, Ferdinand C. An- 
derson, and died September 3, 1886. 

88 iii William E., 9 born October 11, 1859; 
died August 16, 1865. 

89 iv Harry W., 9 born December 22, 1861; 
married Jennie A. Florey, August 16, 
1891. 

8 50 DAVID PARKER 4 (Sarah 7 J. W. Parker), 
born at Waterville, Me., November 22, 
1829; married October 31, 1863, Abigail 
N. Greeley of Portland, Me., and settled in 
California. 






24 the wells family. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

90 i William L.," born March 4, 1865; mar- 

ried July 26, 1893, Caroline Dewig. 

91 ii MABEL WELLS," born December 1, 

1869; married October 2, 1895, Clar- 
ence A. Dorsey. 

92 iii Abbie Etta,'"' born February 19, 1872; 

married George W. Saunders, February 
2, 1898. 

S 52 DANIEL W. PARKEir (Sarah J. W.' 
Parker), born at Waterville, Me., June 26, 
1833; married December 23, 1865, Frances 
W 'ells, daughter of Horatio N. Wells of 
Milwaukee, Wis. He entered the service 
of the I. C. C. R. R. Co. about 1858, and 
was superintendent of its Iowa Lines at the 
time of his death, with headquarters at 
Dubuque, la. He died at San Jose, Cal., 
July 2, 1883. 

Children — Ninth Genera rioN. 

93 i Nelson Wells,' born March 4, 1 S67. 

94 ii Augusta,' born April 14, 1S71; died May 

13, 1S73. 

95 iii Earl D.,' born December 4, 1879. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 25 

8 53 GUSTAVUS A. PARKER" (Sarah J. W. 7 
Parker), born at Waterville, Me., March 
II, 1836; married there October 5, 1862, 
Mary Louise Stevens, daughter of Benjamin 
H. Stevens. Their children were all born 
at Waterville, Me. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

96 i Sidney A., 9 born January 10, 1864; 

died February 1, 1864. 

97 ii SARAH E., n born December 2, 1866; 

married February 15, 1881, Wm.W. 
Swank, and died March 8, 1891. 

98 iii GERTRUDE M., 9 born November 1, 

1868; married, 1st, May 3, 1885, 
Jesse M. Joseph; married, 2d, De- 
cember 13, 1 891, Thomas B. Gil- 
more. 

99 iv NELLIE E.," born December 6, 1870; 

married October 5, 1892, Frank L. 
Estinghausen. 
100 v MARCIA" A., born October 12, 1873; 
married October 5, 1893, James W. 
Berry. 




S 55 SARAH E. PARKER" (Sarah J. W. 7 
Parker], born March 18, 1840; married 



26 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

August 23, 1863, Amos B. Mathews of St. 
Albans, Me., and died December 6, 1901, 
at Breckenridge, Minn. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

101 i DAVID' A., born September 5, 1864; 

married January 1, 1896, Margaret 
C. Connelly. 

102 ii Abbie" A., born September 15, 1865. 

103 iii Stella' S., born July 23, 1868. 

104 iv William" B., born February 24, 1872. 

105 v JOHN" L., born February 20, 1874; 

married Leota Adelaide Truax, April 
8, .897. 

106 vi Charles" P., born August 9, 1876. 

107 vii Sarah E.," born June 13, 1880. 

108 viii Roy L.," born November 11, 1882. 



S 57 MARCIA ELLEN BURGESS" (Abigail 
Wells 7 Burgess) was born at Fairrield, 
Me., March 13, 1836, and married Sep- 
tember 7, 1857, at Concord, N. H., An- 
drews Northropc Dickson, and settled at 
Wuuwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis. Mr. 
Dickson died June 5, 1900. 



the wells family. 27 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

109 i SUSAN BURGESS DICKSON/' bom 
September 18, 1858; married at Mil- 
waukee, May 25, 1892, Charles Albert 
"Jones. 

1 10 ii ISABEL MAY DICKSON," born May 
17, 1 861; married September 30, 
1885, Stevens Grahame Russell. 

in iii WILLIAM ADAMS DICKSON," born 
October 29, 1863; married, 1st, June 

15, 1886, Mila Comstock; married, 2d, 
April 22, 1902, Martha Josephine 
Parker. 

112 iv EDGAR NORTHROPE DICKSON, 9 
born April 16, 1866; married Sep- 
tember 7, 1892, Jeannette M. Bean. 

1 1 3 v Philip Wells Dickson," born September 

16, 1868; died May 16, 1878. 

114 vi Abigail Louise Dickson," born August 
3, 1 871; married January 7, 1902, 
George E. Senkler of St. Paul. 

8 59 FANNIE WELLS 8 (Daniel, Jr. 7 ), born 
January 1, 1852; married April 21, 1880, 
Charles W. Norris of Milwaukee; born 
July 15, 1849. 



28 the wells family. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

i i 5 i Daniel Wells Norris," born January 3 1 , 
1886, at Milwaukee. 



8 60 MARCIA BRYANT BROWN 8 (Susan J. 
Wells 7 Brown), born at Milwaukee, Wis., 
December 12, 1S41; married Edward Fer- 
guson, August 14, 1867. He was born at 
Hannibal, N. Y., January 9, 1843, ant ^ 
served four years during the Civil War. 
He was United States Pension Agent for 
many years, and was for several years Sec- 
retary and Treasurer of the Forest Home 
Cemetery Association. He died September 
18, 1 90 1. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

116 i WILLIAM E. FERGUSON," born 

May 17, 1868; married July 25, 
1S95, Mabel C. Decker. 

117 ii Louise D. Ferguson," born April 4, 

1 8 70; died October 5, 1871. 
11S iii THOMAS WELLS FERGUSON," 
born May 3, 1875; married June 14, 
1897, Maud Lemon Whitney. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 29 

8 62 FLORENCE WELLS BROWN 8 (Susan 
J. Wells Brown 7 ) born at Milwaukee, July 
17, 1847; married October 31, 1876, James 
Bingham, son of James Bingham of Castle- 
wellan, Ireland. In 1900 they were living 
in East Orange, N. J., where their children 
were born. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

119 i James Bingham, Jr., D born August 30, 

1880. 

1 20 ii Ernest Wells Bingham, 9 born January 

13, 1883; died January 21, 1883. 

121 iii Kenneth Fisher Bingham, 9 born August 

16, 1884. 

8 66 EMELINE W. PRATT 8 (Hannah A. 
Wells' Pratt), born at St. Albans, Me., July 
13, 1 841; married Frank B. Van Valken- 
burgh, October 8, i860. He was born at 
Prattsburgh, N. Y., and has been a mem- 
ber of the Wisconsin bar for many years, 
and resides in Milwaukee. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

122 i FRANK P.; born June 8, 1863; mar- 
ried December 25, 1885, Jane J. 
Swoope, and died August 13, 1900. 



30 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

123 ii Helen, 9 born May 17, 1870; died July 

17, 1878. 

124 iii Faith," born November 11, 1878; mar- 

ried December 11, 1901, Charles A. 
Vilas. 

8 68 CHARLES G. PRATT" (Hannah A. 
Wells' Pratt), born at Corinne, Me., April 
26, 1848; married Anna B. Harrington, 
November 26, 1872, and in 1901 they were 
living at Parker, S. D. Their children 
were born at Waterloo, la. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

125 i Charles K.,° born December 9, 1873; 

died November 29, 1876. 

126 ii Robert W.," born June 3, 1875. 

127 iii Alice H.," born February 9, 1877; died 

December 1, 1899. 



8 69 STEPHEN S. PRATT' (Hannah A. Wells' 
Pratt), born at Corinne, Me., October 26, 
1850; married June 27, 1876, Nina Delano, 
and in 1901 they were living in Alexan- 
dria, Minn. 






the wells family. 3 i 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

128 i Earl W., 9 born December 15, 1882, at 

Fort Dodge, la. 

129 ii Harold 9 T., born September 12, 1883, 

at Fort Dodge, la.; died December 
10, 1884. 

130 iii Ralph 9 S., born February 10, 1889, at 

Alexandria, Minn. 

8 70 JOHN M. W. PRATT" (Hannah A. Wells 7 
Pratt), born at Corinne, Me., October 4, 
1852; married, 1st, Sarah E. Norn's of 
Milwaukee, Wis., November 18, 1880. 
She died March 18, 1884. He married, 2d, 
Margaret Tow?isend, November 18, 1891, 
and in 1901 was living in Milwaukee. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

131 i John B., 9 born June 12, 1883, at Mil- 

waukee, Wis. 

132 ii Henry T.,° born September 2, 1892, at 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

8 72 GERTRUDE W. WELLS 8 (Charles K. 
Wells 7 ), born at Milwaukee, Wis., August 
18, 1859; married there May 30, 1883, 



32 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

William 'Tileston 10 Cushitig (Tileston, Jr., 9 
Tileston," Timothy,' Samuel," Matthew, 
Daniel,' Matthew, 3 Peter, 2 Thomas'), who 
was born in Boston, September 3, 1833; 
removed in childhood with his parents to 
New York, where he resided until his 
death, June 26, 1900. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

133 i Percy Marks Cushing, 9 born December 

12, 1884, at New York City. 

134 ii Mary Wells Cushing, 9 born April 11, 

1892, at Bay Shore, Long Island. 

8 73 CHARLES W. WELLS" (Charles K. 
Wells 7 ), born at Milwaukee, Wis., August 
28, 1 861; married June 8, 1892, Cate 
Graham Gilbert of Burlington, la. He died 
May 21, 1897, at Phoenix, Ariz., and was 
interred at Milwaukee. 

Children — Ninth Generation. 

135 i Gilbert Wells," born June 13, 1893, at 

Chicago, 111. 

136 ii Catherine Wells," born August 9, 18^5, 

at Burlington, la., and died there, 
June 11,1 897. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 33 

9 83 GEORGE S. 9 PARKER (Sumner" Parker), 
born at Janesville, Wis., November 18, 
1863; married September 5, 1888, Ella L. 
M. Godtleii, and moved to Anderson, Ind. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

137 i Sumner William, 10 born June 25, 1889, 

at Janesville, Wis. 

138 ii Cola Godden, 10 born July 1, 1890, at 

Monroe, Wis. 



84 CORA B. 9 PARKER (Sumner 8 Parker), 

born December 11, 1867, at Janesville; 
married Benjamin F. Huntington, December 
24, 1 89 1, at Chicago, 111., and settled at 
Platteville, Wis. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

139 i Harold Parker, 10 born October 15, 1892, 
at Platteville. 

85 EDWARD H. 9 PARKER (Sumner" Par- 

ker), born March 18, 1871, at Janesville; 
married Hattie M. Yeomans, September 1 8, 
1889, at Janesville, Wis. 



34 the wells family. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

140 i Harry, 10 born May 4, 1890; died Au- 

gust 15, 1890, at Janesville, Wis. 

141 ii Philip H., 10 born August 24, 1893, at 

Janesville, Wis. 

9 91 MABEL WELLS 9 PARKER (David Par- 
ker") was born at Columbia, Cal., Decem- 
ber 1, 1869; married October 2, 1895, 
Clarence A. Dorsey, of San Jose, Cal. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

142 i Clarence R. 10 Dorsey, born , 1898, 

at San Jose, Cal. 

143 ii David Wells 10 Dorsey, born December 

8, 1 90 1, at San Jose, Cal. 

9 97 SARAH E.' PARKER (Gustavus A. Par- 
ker") was born at Waterville, Me., Decem- 
ber 2, 1866; married William W. Swank, 
February 15, 1881, at Pomeroy, Wash., 
and she died at Seattle, Wash., March 8, 
1891. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

144 i Everett 1 " Swank, born January 28, 1882, 

at Pomeroy, Wash. 



1245600 

THE WELLS FAMILY. 35 

145 ii Pearl 10 Ethel Swank, born March 25, 

1884, at Pomeroy, Wash. 

146 iii Leroy 10 Swank, born December 19, 

1885, and died August, 1886, at 
Pomeroy, Wash. 

147 iv Fay Esther 10 Swank, born February 24, 

1889, at Seattle, Wash. 



9 98 GERTRUDE M. 9 PARKER (Gustavus A." 
Parker), born at Waterville, Me., Novem- 
ber 1, 1868; married, 1st, Jesse M. Joseph, 
May 3, 1885, at Pomeroy, Wash. She 
married, 2d, Thomas B. Gilmour, December 
13, 1891. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

148 i Hazel Edith 1 " Joseph, born October 1, 

1886, at Pomeroy, Wash. 

149 ii Glen Allen 10 Gilmour, born March 30, 

1892, at Dayton, Wash. 

150 iii Dale Atherton 1 " Gilmour, born March 

26, 1895, at Dayton, Wash. 

151 iv Ethel May 10 Gilmour, born March 28, 

1897, at Dayton, Wash. 



36 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

9 99 NELLIE E.° PARKER (Gustavus A." Par- 
ker) was born at Waterville, Me., Decem- 
ber 6, 1 870; married Frank L. Estinghausen, 
October 5, 1892, at Dayton, Wash. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

152 i Nina Fay 10 Estinghausen, born Decem- 

ber 31, 1893, at Mullen, Idaho. 

153 ii Lewis Franklin 10 Estinghausen, born 

June 19, 1895, at Cleveland, Ohio. 

9 100 MARCIA A." PARKER (Gustavus A." 
Parker) was born October 12, 1873, at 
Waterville, Me.; married James W. Berry, 
October 5, 1893, at Dayton, Wash. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

154 i Minerva Berry,'" born December 28, 

1894, at Dayton, Wash. 

155 ii Louise Berry,'" born December 14, 

1896, at Dayton, Wash. 

9 1 01 DAVID A. 9 MATHEWS (Sarah E. B Parker 
Mathews) was born at Waterville, Me., 
September 5, 1864; married Margaret C. 
Connelly, January 1, 1896, at Breckenridge, 
Minn. 



the wells family. 37 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

156 i Helen E.'° Mathews, born March 12, 

1899, at Breckenridge, Minn. 

157 ii Margaret G.'° Mathews, born October 

27, 1900, at Breckenridge, Minn. 

9 105 JOHN L. 9 MATHEWS (Sarah E. 8 Parker 
Mathews) was born February 20, 1874, at 
Albion, 111.; married Leota Adelaide Truax, 
April 8, 1897, at Breckenridge, Minn. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

158 i Alice M. 1 " Mathews, born September 

21, 1900, at Lidgerwood, N. Dak. 

159 ii Richard L.'° Mathews, born March — , 

1898; died April — , 1898. 

160 iii Sarah E. 10 Mathews, born March 18, 

1902, at Lidgerwood, N. Dak. 

9 109 SUSAN B. 9 DICKSON (Marcia E. Burgess' 
Dickson) was born September 18, 1858, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., and married there May 
25, 1892, Charles A. Jones. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

161 i Marcia Dickson 10 Jones, born March 3, 
1893, at Chicago, 111. 



38 THE WELLS FAMILY. 

162 ii Northrope'" Jones, born April 4, 1896, 

at Chicago, 111. 

163 iii Elizabeth Burgess"' Jones, born Septem- 

ber 17, 1 90 1, at Chicago, 111. 

9 110 ISABEL MAY" DICKSON (Marcia E. 
Burgess" Dickson) was born May 17, 1861, 
at Milwaukee; married there, September 
30, 1885, Stevens Graham Russell. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

164 i Marcia Burgess 10 Russell, born Decem- 

ber 22, 1886, at Milwaukee. 

165 ii Edgar Dickson'" Russell, born October 

11, 1889. 

mi WILLIAM A." DICKSON (Marcia E. 
Burgess" Dickson) was born at Milwaukee, 
October 29, 1863; married, 1st, June 15, 
1SS6, Mi/a Comstock, who died July 20, 
1900; married, 2d, Martha 'Josephine Par- 
ker, April 22, 1902, at Hutchinson, Kan. 

Childri \ — Tenth Gkneration. 

166 i Andrew C" Dickson, born April 26, 

1 887, at Milwaukee. 

167 ii Jessie 1 " Dickson, horn July 14, 1891. 



THE WELLS FAMILY. 39 

9 112 EDGAR NORTHROPE" DICKSON 

(Marcia E. Burgess" Dickson) was born 
April 16, 1866, at Milwaukee, and mar- 
ried there, September 7, 1892, Jeannette 
M. Bed//. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

168 i Alice Irving" 1 Dickson, born January 

18, 1894, at Milwaukee. 

169 ii Philip Sidney 10 Dickson, born Novem- 

ber 25, 1898, at Milwaukee. 

9 116 WILLIAM E.' FERGUSON (Marcia 
Brown" Ferguson) was born May 17, 
1868, at Milwaukee, and married Mabel C. 
Decker, July 25, 1895, at Lancaster, Wis. 
She died May 7, 1896. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

170 i Mabel Decker 11 Ferguson, born May 1, 

1896, at Madison, Wis. 

9 118 THOMAS WELLS" FERGUSON (Marcia 
Brown" Ferguson) was born May 3, 1875, 
at Milwaukee, and married there, Maud 
Lemon Whitney, June 14, 1897. 



40 the wells family. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

171 i Whitney Thorne 10 Ferguson, born Au- 

gust 15, 1899, at Milwaukee. 

9 122 FRANK P." VAN VALKENBURGH 
(Emeline W. Pratt 9 Van Valkenburgh), 
born June 8, 1863, at Milwaukee; married 
Jane J. Swoope, December 25, 1885, at 
Curwensville, Pa., and he died August 13, 
1 900, at Milwaukee, Wis. 

Children — Tenth Generation. 

172 i Helen'" Van Valkenburgh, born Novem- 

ber 1, 1886, at Milwaukee. 

173 ii Franklin'" Van Valkenburgh, born April 

5, 1888, at Milwaukee. 

174 iii Alice'" Van Valkenburgh, born Decem- 

ber 28, 1 89 1, at Milwaukee. 




DANIEL WELLS, JR, 

WATERVILLE, ME., AND MILWAUKEE, WIS. 
1808-1902. 



® COMPLETE record of the career of him 
' whose name heads this sketch would involve 
a recital of all the leading events of the history 
of Milwaukee, where he has lived the past sixty- 
seven years. He was one of that band of hardy 
pioneers whose faith in the future of the North- 
west nerved them to lay broad and deep the 
foundations of the city, and whose dauntless cour- 
age and sturdy enterprise have marked the pro- 
gress of her remarkable growth. But his labors 
have not been limited to his own city ; from early 
manhood his life has been one of unusual activity 
and enterprise and public spirit, and distinguished 



42 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

by that success which follows honorable, faithful 
and conscientious effort. He was born on July 
1 6, 1808, at Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, 
the son of Daniel Wells, a well-to-do farmer, who 
also owned and managed a custom carding and 
cloth-dressing mill. He inherited from his New 
England ancestry those qualities of industry, fru- 
gality and honesty which have characterized his 
life. He passed his boyhood with his lather on 
the farm and in the mill, and went to school dur- 
ing the winters when opportunity offered. Before 
he was twenty years old he taught school two 
winters, devoting his spare time to the study of 
navigation. He was independent and ambitious, 
and always ready for a business venture. 

In 1830 he invested his savings in a stock of 
apples, cider, butter, cheese, dry goods, etc., which 
he took to Magnolia, near St. Mark's, Florida, 
where a New England colony had settled. Going 
thence to Tallahassee he chanced to meet one 
Robert B. Kerr, who was a private tutor in the 
family of General Butler, Surveyor General of 
Florida. Mr. Kerr had been offered by General 
Butler a contract for surveying a large tract oi 
government land in eastern Florida, but lack of 
money prevented his accepting. Ready for any 
honorable enterprise, Mr. Wells agreed to furnish 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 43 

the money needed, and disposing of his stock of 
goods at a handsome profit, he purchased the re- 
quired outfit. The work of the survey began on 
December 25. Mr. Wells, making good use of 
his knowledge of navigation and mathematics, 
with the help of Mr. Kerr, became proficient in 
the science of surveying. The survey of some 
five hundred miles, for which they received four 
dollars per mile, was completed the latter part of 
March, 1 83 1. The venture was a profitable one 
for Mr. Wells, although it cost him dearly, for 
he was sick several months with chills and fever, 
as a result of his hardships and exposure in the 
Florida swamps. In September, 1 83 1 , he en- 
gaged in business at Palmyra, Maine, having 
shipped thither a stock of goods which he pur- 
chased in Boston. 

While at Palmyra he married Miss Marcia 
Bryant, daughter of Dr. Bezer Bryant, of North 
Anson, Somerset County, Maine, on November 
23, 1 83 1. He conducted his business with suc- 
cess until the spring of 1835. While a resident 
of Maine, Mr. Wells held the different offices of 
Justice of the Peace, Selectman, Town-Clerk, 
Assessor and Overseer of the Poor. It was at this 
time that he became so impressed with the pos- 
sibilities of the West, that he went thither in 



44 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

company with Mr. Winthrop W. Gilman, also a 
native of Waterville. The following pertaining 
to this trip is from a letter published in the 
Waterville, Mail, August 21, 1885: 

" Upon the arrival of the boat at Milwaukee, 
July 27, 1835, Wells left it and Gilman went on 
to Chicago, where he remained a short time; 
thence he returned to Maine. Previous to the 
arrival of the boat at Milwaukee, the two had 
formed an agreement for the joint investment of 
their money in lots and lands in what is now the 
eastern part of Wisconsin. To Wells was in- 
trusted the business of making the investments ; 
so Gilman turned over to him his money, amount- 
ing to 57,000. * * * The country between 
this place (Milwaukee) and Green Bay was heavily 
timbered, and when Wells made his rirst trip there 
on horseback through the pathless woods, he had 
to make it by the compass. Sometimes he would 
rind an impassable swamp ahead. He would then 
withdraw and rind a passage around the swamp. 
He carried all his own and Oilman's money about 
his person." 

A letter written August 30, 1835, to a friend 
in Maine (Jacob Hazen Kimball), will best de- 
scribe his impressions of the country: 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 45 

Green Bay, August 30, 1835. 
Friend Kimball: 

The mail has just arrived and I am much disappointed in 
not getting a letter from you. 

I returned last Friday from an exploring expedition 
through the country, having been out ten days, camping out 
nights. The country south of here is generally good, soil 
fully equal to that of New York. After leaving here my 
route was up Fox river some forty miles to Lake Winnebago. 
The land along the river has been considerably cultivated by 
the Indians (Stockbridges) who appear to be as well civilized 
as the whites and have good crops of wheat and corn grow- 
ing. June 21st there was a frost damaging the corn, also 
August 23d which killed the vines. 

After leaving the lake our course was easterly to the 
head waters of the Manitowoc river which we followed to its 
mouth, riding in its bed a good part of the way. 

Some good farming lands on this river but not well 
watered. I traveled twenty miles in one direction without 
finding any brooks that contained water, their beds being all 
dry. Some good pine and mill sites, however, which I may 
possibly buy. I have purchased considerable real estate at 
Milwaukee, mostly village property. 

The land about Milwaukee is the best in the territory, 
and as Milwaukee is the only harbor for some distance either 
way on the lake it must of necessity become a place of great 
importance. It is now laid out in lots for two miles north 
and south and one and a half miles east and west, which lots 
will, I think, sell immediately for from Jioo to $1,000, and 
much money has been made speculating in lots already. 

I think money can be made here in the lumbering busi- 
ness if one had capital, as all kinds of lumber sell readily and 
for high figures. The winter is the same here as in New 
England or nearly the same. 



46 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

The settlers will all get their claims for £1.25 per acre, as 
it is considered very mean to bid against them; some of them 
have already sold their claims at high figures, in one case for 
|8,ooo. I have also entered a few lots of land at ten shillings 
per acre. 

There is a mill at the mouth of the Menomonee owned 
by Farnsworth & Brush, which they wish to sell, together 
with a large quanity of pine land of the best quality, for 
$40,000; have been offered £30,000. But I must close this 
letter as the mail is about leaving. 

Respectfully yours, 

U. WELLS, Jr. 

"The public sale of government land in Wis- 
consin was held t Green Bay in August, 1835. 
This sale Mr. Wells attended and made some pur- 
chases. But the greater part of his purchases was 
made of private parties. His principal purchases 
were of lots and land here, though he bought 
some lands at Manitowoc. In some cases the 
whole purchase price was paid down. In others 
only a part of the purchase money was paid ; the 
balance was on time and generally secured by 
mortgage. His whole purchases exceeded the 
joint funds of himself and Gilman. The next 
year he and Mr. Gilman made a division of the 
lots and lands purchased on their joint account." 

Returning to Palmyra, Mr. Wells arranged to 
move his effects to Milwaukee, to the great re- 
gret of his eastern friends, who regarded the de- 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 47 

parture from them of one who had been so 
public-spirited as little less than a public calamity; 
this sentiment was embodied in a set of resolu- 
tions, adopted at a mass-meeting of his fellow- 
citizens, expressing in heartfelt words their tender 
and high regard for him as a friend and a citizen. 
Accompanied by his wife he left his home in 
April, and arrived in Milwaukee on May 19, 
1836. 

He now turned his knowledge of surveying to 
good account in the young city, which was ex- 
panding in all directions, and s on became known 
as a trustworthy and enterprising citizen. Recog- 
nizing his abilities, Governor Henry Dodge, on 
August 2, 1836, appointed him Justice of the 
Peace for Milwaukee County, comprising what is 
now Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, 
Racine, Walworth and Kenosha Counties. This 
was under the first organization of the Territory 
of Wisconsin, which took effect July 4, 1836. 
On March 13, 1837, he was elected a member of 
the Executive Committee of the Claim Organiza- 
tion, formed to protect the squatter until he could 
get title to his land from the Government. In 
1838 he was made one of the Trustees for the 
East Side of Milwaukee, and on September 4th 
of that year was appointed Probate Judge. In 



48 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

I 841 he was elected one of Milwaukee's first Fire 
Wardens, his associates in office being Alexander 
Mitchell and Maurice Pixley. He rendered effi- 
cient service as Under-Sheriff in 1842, and on 
April 3d of that year was appointed Commissioner 
in Bankruptcy, and he held the office until the 
repeal of the bankrupt law. He also held the 
offices of County Supervisor and Town Surveyor. 
In 1836 he made the first survey and plat of 
town lots on the South Side of Milwaukee, sur- 
veying then the tract known as Walker's Point 
Addition. He also surveyed and platted tracts in 
the First and Seventh Wards. But of all his 
varied services in those early days, that as a mem- 
ber of the Territorial Council to which he was 
elected in the fall of 1838, was, perhaps, the most 
marked. His colleague was Mr. William A. 
Prentiss. Their district comprised what is now 
Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and 
Jefferson Counties. It was the first session of the 
legislature held at Madison, and in the absence of 
a State house, which was not yet ready for occu- 
pancy, the council convened in a dining-room of 
a hotel. The body was composed of men of 
ability, whose work was of lasting good to the 
State. The territory had theretofore been gov- 
erned muter the laws of Michigan and the special 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 49 

work of these legislators was to enact a code of 
laws suited to their own needs. Mr. Wells served 
on the Committees on Territorial Affairs, Finance, 
Ways and Means, Schools, Territorial Roads and 
Enrollment. His efforts were especially directed 
to secure measures beneficial to his own city, and 
among the important measures whose passage he 
secured was that authorizing his county to build a 
bridge across the Milwaukee river. The right to 
bridge a navigable stream was strenuously denied 
and much litigation ensued, but the enactment 
was fully sustained by the courts. He also secured 
the passage of a law, as a protection to actual set- 
tlers and against non-resident land-owners who 
had monopolized large tracts during the land ex- 
citement of 1836, for speculative purposes, to the 
effect that taxes should be assessed against the land 
alone and not against the improvements thereon. 
This law rendered necessary by the exigencies of 
the times remained in force until the Territory of 
Wisconsin became a State. This was probably the 
first law of the kind ever enacted, and though it 
disappeared with the circumstances that called it 
out, the idea is now adopted by certain advocates 
of reform in the principle of taxation. A similar 
law is now in force in Australia and is mentioned 
by Mr. Holden, Treasurer of South Australia, as 



50 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

coming from America and beginning " the record 
of new ideas in taxation." Another important 
service by Mr. Wells that should not be over- 
looked, was in preparing and securing the pas- 
sage, through a legislature hostile to banking in 
any form, of the charter of the Wisconsin Marine 
and Fire Insurance Company. The strength and 
legal exactness of that document were fully tested 
in 1844, when the legislature tried in vain to re- 
peal it. Although elected for four years, Mr. 
Wells resigned at the end of his fourth session, 
which closed August 14, 1840. His next public 
office was as Commissioner from Wisconsin to the 
World's Exposition, held in the Crystal Palace at 
London, in 1851 ; while abroad he visited Scot- 
land, Ireland, France and other European coun- 
tries, and returned home in March, 1852. 

In his political affiliations, Mr. Wells was 
originally a Whig. After settling in Milwaukee 
the interests of the territory governed him in 
common with his associates, and little regard was 
had for party distinction prior to the organization 
of the State government. Since that event he has 
acted with the Democratic Party, though not 
always supporting their measures. He opposed 
the Kansas-Nebraska policy of his party, and dur- 
ing the War of the Rebellion was an earnest sup- 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 5 I 

porter of the Union cause. In 1852 he was 
elected, as against Mr. Durkee, the nominee of 
the Free-Soil Party, and Mr. Durand of the 
Whigs, to represent the First District of Wiscon- 
sin in the Thirty-third Congress which assembled 
on December 5, 1853. Here his course was 
characterized by devotion to the interests of his 
State which had received but little attention from 
the general Government, and while he made no 
pretensions as a public speaker, his influence in 
the committee-room was marked. The following 
were among the early measures introduced by 
him : 

"A bill granting right-of-way and granting al- 
ternate sections of the public lands to the State of 
Wisconsin and its grantees and assigns, to aid in 
the construction of a railroad from Milwaukee to 
Prairie du Chien, on the Mississippi river. 

"A bill giving the right-of-way and granting 
alternate sections of land to the State of Wiscon- 
sin and its grantees and assigns to further the 
construction of a certain railway therein specified. 

"A bill giving right-of-way and granting alter- 
nate sections of public lands to the States of 
Michigan and Wisconsin and their grantees and 
assigns to further the construction of certain rail- 
roads therein specified." 



£2 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

He also introduced a bill providing for the 
purchase of a site and the erection of a suitable 
building at Milwaukee for a postorfice and custom 
house, and secured an appropriation of fifty thou- 
sand dollars therefore which, at the next session, 
was increased by an additional appropriation of 
thirty-eight thousand dollars. 

When, in 1891, the government made an ap- 
propriation for a new postorfice and a site further 
east on Wisconsin street was selected, Mr. Wells 
bought the land and old custom house which the 
city originally secured through his efforts and on 
that site has been erected the splendid office 
building which bears his name. 

During the same session he introduced a reso- 
lution instructing the Committee on Postorrice 
and Post-roads to report a bill reducing ocean 
postage to a uniform rate of ten cents each on 
letters not exceeding one-half ounce in weight, 
and followed it by securing the passage of a joint 
resolution by the Wisconsin legislature, relating to 
cheap postage. He also introduced a measure re- 
lating to foreign and coasting trade on the north- 
ern and northeastern and northwestern frontiers. 
At the session of 1 S ^4 he introduced bills making 
appropriations for tbe improvement of Milwau- 
kee, Racine and Kenosha harbors. In apprecia- 




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DANIEL WELLS, JR. 53 

tion of his great service, he was re-elected to the 
Thirty-fourth Congress, which opened December 
3, 1855. The candidates for Speaker of the 
House were William A. Richardson, Lewis D. 
Campbell, Humphrey Marshall and N. P. Banks. 
It was a close contest, and day after day passed 
without any choice being made; the difficulty 
arose from the fact that it required a majority 
vote to elect. Mr. Wells, having regard for the 
good of the whole country rather than the 
triumph of any party, went quietly to work 
among his friends, and secured eleven Democrats, 
beside himself, who were willing to vote for a 
plurality rule; such a rule was adopted on the 1st 
of February, 1856, after nearly two months of 
balloting, and, on the first ballot under that rule, 
Mr. Banks was elected. Mr. Wells' action in this 
matter won him the respect and confidence of the 
leaders in the House, and gave him great influ- 
ence. Chiefly by his influence and efforts were 
secured the valuable land grants for railroads in 
Minnesota, in the Congress of 1855—57. At the 
end of his second term he declined to become a 
candidate again, though strongly urged to do so, 
feeling that his private affairs demanded his whole 
attention. 



54 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

Much as his time had been devoted to public 
matters, Mr. Wells' position and service as a busi- 
ness man and citizen of Milwaukee must not be 
overlooked. Through his early purchases of land 
he became one of the most extensive dealers in 
real estate, and was from an early day, a promoter 
of public improvements. In 1 844 he built the 
present Kirby House, which was opened under the 
name of City Hotel, being the first brick hotel in 
the city. From 1 847 to 1 849 he was a member 
of the firm of Dousman & Wells, engaged in 
shipping and storage, and also in buying and sell- 
ing grain and other farm products; during that 
time, in 1848, he was one of the organizers of 
the Madison, Watertown & Milwaukee Plank 
Road Company. From 1849 to l ^5^> associated 
with Mr. Horatio Hill, under the name of Wells 
& Hill, he conducted a large trade in grain and 
wool. Since 1847, when, in connection with 
Mr. Sinclair, he built the large lumber mill at 
Escanaba, Mich., he has held extensive interests 
in the lumber trade, and, besides his interest in 
this plant, he is at the present time (1902) a one- 
third owner in the N. Ludington Company; the 
Ludington, Wells 6c Van Schaick Company; the 
H. Whitbeck Company; the I. Stephenson Com- 
pany ; Peshtigo Lumber Company ; Escanaba 



DANIEL WELLS, JR. 55 

River Company; Menomonee Boom Company 
Paper Mill, and the Escanaba & Lake Superior 
Railway. In banking circles he has for many 
years been prominent. He was a stockholder and 
Director in the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insur- 
ance Company until its reorganization under the 
State law; for many years President of the Green 
Bay Bank, he held the same office after that insti- 
tution became the First National Bank of La 
Crosse. He was Vice-President of the old Board 
of Trade, during its short existence, and for many 
years has been a member of the Milwaukee 
Chamber of Commerce. He is now a Director 
ol the Northwestern National Insurance Com- 
pany. He has always favored all measures tend- 
ing to the development of railroads in the North- 
west. The Northern Pacific Railroad had no 
firmer friend than he, and as long ago as i 847, 
when a bill to incorporate the Milwaukee & 
Mississippi Railroad passed the Wisconsin legisla- 
ture, he was named as one of the Commissioners 
therein. Laboring under the greatest obstacles, 
and in the face of countless discouragements, he 
with his associates accomplished results that enti- 
tle them to the highest distinction as public bene- 
factors. He served in a like capacity in securing 
the Milwaukee & Watertown Railroad, which 



56 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

afterwards became the La Crosse Division of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. He was Presi- 
dent of the La Crosse & Milwaukee Railroad and 
was also President and a Director of the Southern 
Minnesota and of the St. Paul & Minnesota Val- 
ley Railroads. 

In Professor Sherman's Memorial to the late 
Dr. I. A. Lapham is printed a letter from Mr. 
Wells to Commissioner Holloway, showing his 
wide interest in subjects of benefit to the country: 



Milwaukee, Wis., April 4, 1861. 

Sir: During President Pierce's administration, and when 
the Hon. Charles Mason, of Iowa, was Commissioner of Pat- 
ents, Mr. I. A. Lapham, of this city, suggested to the Com- 
missioner and some members of the Committee on Agri- 
culture, the importance of the grasses of the United States, 
and proposed to collect, catalogue and describe the various 
grasses, and embody the results in a report to be published 
in the Patent Office Report on Agriculture. The committee, 
at the time, reported favorably on the plan; an appropriation 
was made to defruy the expenses of the person who should 
be appointed to this duty. At the request of the Commis- 
sioner and myself, Mr. Lapham went to Washington and, in 
fact, spent much lime and no inconsiderable sum of money 
in gathering facts and matters for a preliminary report on the 
above subject. 

As far as scientific attainments are concerned, it was ad- 
mitted by every one that Mr. Lapham is amply competent to 
discharge the full duty of this service, but I regret to say the 
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appoint a person to so responsible and important an office 
whose political sentiments did not, in all respects, coincide 
with those of the party in power. By this, I think, a great 
wrong was done to Mr. Lapham, and the public at large lost 
the services of a public benefactor; for I fully believe there is 
no one product of the earth of so much value as the grasses. 
I trust you will find it consistent with your duties to take 
up this matter, connected as it is with your branch of the 
government, and to appoint Mr. Lapham to a suitable posi- 
tion in the Agricultural Department of your Bureau, that he 
may be able to proceed with the investigation of this subject. 
There is no doubt as to his qualifications; he can furnish the 
amplest testimony from the best authorities in this depart- 
ment of science. Besides, I think Mr. Lapham has a just 
and valid claim on the government for the time and money 
he has expended in connection with this business. Judge 
Mason so stated to me, but said there were technical diffi- 
culties in the way of its payment; and up to this time he has 
received no compensation whatever. 

Very respectfully, 

DANIEL WELLS, Jr. 
Hon. 1). P. Hollowav, 

Commissioner of Patents, 

Washington, D. C. 



In 1876 Mr. Wells received a letter from 
Professor Sherman in which he said : " From 
many sources have been received letters from 
those to whom the Memorial was sent expressing 
their gratification. I really did not know that he 
(Mr. Lapham) was personally so highly esteemed 
as these letters show, and yours is the best of all." 



58 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

In Vol. I, on page 31, of the History of Mil- 
waukee, edited by Howard L. Conard, he says: 

"Of the pioneers of '35 it may be said that 
they were, in the main, brave, hardy and intelli- 
gent, and they came here prepared to endure hard- 
ships, to suffer numerous privations, to overcome 
difficulties and to contribute their full share to the 
building up of a new commonwealth. Some of 
them were long-time residents of the city, and a 
few have acquired unusual distinction. Most con- 
spicuous of them all, perhaps, is Daniel Wells, Jr., 
who at this time (1895) st ^ ^ ves to ^ m ^ t ^ le P ast 
with present history. Of New England origin 
and antecedents, he came west well equipped, so 
far as economic training and natural endowments 
were concerned, to participate in the develop- 
ment of a new country. Although he had not 
been liberally educated, his broad common sense, 
tact, sagacity and good judgment, commended 
him to the pioneers with whom he became asso- 
ciated, and he became at once conspicuous in the 
conduct of public affairs. He was identified with 
legislation of vast importance, as a member of the 
Territorial Council; served with distinction as a 
member of the National House of Representa- 
tives in later years, and has achieved unusual dis- 
tinction as a business man and financier." 



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For many years Mr. Wells has declined to 
take public office of any kind, but his interest in 
the welfare of his city and State has not abated. 

He was a prominent member of the Old Set- 
tlers' Club, and its Centennial President, and was 
among the first to organize the Pioneer Associa- 
tion. It is his pride to be numbered with this 
noble band of pioneers whose courage and devo- 
tion, together with their faith in its future, have 
done so much to make the wild territory which 
they first settled the rich and important State 
which it now is. 

He is described in James Buck's History, as 
"tall and commanding; walks with a slow and 
measured step, never being in a hurry; voice soft 
and musical, speaks slowly and distinctly with the 
Yankee accent strong ; is kindly in his manner ; 
has few intimate friends; is very reticent with 
strangers ; cautious of what he says and does; sees 
all that is going on around him and is seldom, if 
ever, deceived." 

Though in his ninety-fourth year, his tall 
figure was familiar on the streets of Milwaukee 
in 1902, and on Friday, March 14th, he was last 
at the office to confer with Mr. Upham upon 
business, still keeping in touch with all details. 
Patiently filling his accustomed place in his home 



60 DANIEL WELLS, JR. 

for three days more, the fourth (Tuesday), he 
passed in sleep, and at evening entered into the 
other life, gentle, brave and cheerful. 

The mere enumeration of the many positions 
of honor and trust which Mr. Wells has held, is 
perhaps the most expressive testimonial to his 
ability and integrity and to the esteem in which 
he has long been held by his fellow-citizens that 
could be prepared. 




THE ALLEN FAMILY, 



1 WILLIAM 1 ALLEN of Salisbury, Mass., 

house carpenter, received land in the first 
division in 1640. His name appears on the 
list of townsmen and commoners in 1650 
and later lists. He married, 1st, Ann Good- 
ale (See Goodale 2), who died May, 1678; 
married, 2d, about 1684, Alice, widow of 
John Roper and John Dickison. He died 
in Salisbury, June 18, 1686. Will drawn in 
Boston, April 6, 1674; codicil, November 7, 
1676; proved July 22, 1686. Widow Alice 
died April 1, 1687. 

Children. 

2 i Abigail, 2 born January 4, 1639; married, 

about 1659, Henry Wheeler. 



62 THE ALLEN FAMILY. 

3 ii HANNAH, 2 born June 17, 1642; mar- 

ried November 1, 1659, Peter Ayers 
(See Ayers 6). 

4 iii Mary,' born July 29, 1644; married 

George Hewes. 

5 iv Martha, 2 born in 1646; married, about 

1666, Richard Hubbard. 

6 v John, 2 born October 9, 1648; married 

August, 1674, Widow Mary Pike 
Andros. 

7 vi William, 2 born October 2, 1650; mar- 

ried July 5, 1674, Mary Harris. 

8 vii Benjamin, 2 born in 1652; married Septem- 

ber 3, 1686, Widow Rachel Wheeler. 

9 viii Joseph, 2 born October 13, 1653; married 

Bethia . 

10 ix Richard, 2 born November 8, 1655; died 

June 8, 1 678. 

11 x Ruth, 2 born February 19, 1657-8. 

12 xi Jeremiah," born February 17, 1658-9; 

married, 1686, Ann Bradbury. 

"Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," 
page 31. 



THE AYERS FAMILY, 



1 JOHN* AYERS received land in Salisbury, 

Mass., in the first division, in 1640 and '43; 
removed to Haverhill about 1 647, when he 
sold house, land and commonage to John 

Stevens. He married Hannah , and 

died in Haverhill, March 31, 1657. Will 
dated March 12; proved October 6, 1657. 
Widow Hannah died October 8, 1688. 

Children. 

2 i John, 2 born in England; married, 1st, 

May 5, 1646, Sarah Williams; mar- 
ried, 2d, March 26, 1663, Mary 
Woodam. 

3 ii Robert, 2 born about 1625; married Feb- 

ruary 27, 1650, Elizabeth Palmer. 



64 THE AYERS FAMILY. 

4 iii Rebecca, 5 born ; married about Oc- 

tober 8, 1648, John Aslet. 

5 iv Thomas, 2 born ; married April 1, 

1656, Elizabeth Hutchins. 

6 v PETER," born about 1633; married No- 

vember 1, 1659, Hannali Allen (See 
Allen 3). 

7 vi Mary/ born about 1634. 

8 vii Obadiah, 2 born ; married March 19, 

1660, Hannah Pike. 

9 viii Hannah, 2 born December 21, 1644; mar- 

ried March 24, 1662—3, Stephen 
Webster. 

10 ix Nathaniel, 2 born ; married May 10, 

1670, Thamasin Turloar. 



6 PETER 2 AYERS (John 1 ), Cornet, of Haver- 
hill, born about 1633; married November 
1, 1659, Hannah Allen (See Allen 3). He 
was a freeman in May, 1666, and Repre- 
sentative to the General Court in 1683, '85, 
'89 and '90. He died at Boston, January 2 
or 3, 1698—9. Division of the estate March 
29, 1700; Widow Hannah mentioned. 



the ayers family. 65 

Children. 

3 11 i Ruth, 3 born October 30, 1660; married 
John Denison. 

12 ii Hannah, 3 born August 21, 1662; mar- 
ried October 17, 1681, John Osgood. 

13 iii ABIGAIL, 3 born July 4, 1664; married 
Robert Lord (See Lord 11). 

14 iv Mary, 3 born August 6, 1666; married 
Joseph Calef. 

15 v Martha, 3 born March 1, 1667-8; mar- 
ried May 19, 1690, Peter Osgood. 

16 vi Samuel, 8 born September 28, 1669; prob- 
ably married November 21, 1693, 
Elizabeth Tuttle. 

17 vii William, 3 born September 23, 1673; died 
November 20, 1675. 

18 viii Rachel, 3 born October 18, 1675; died 
May 21, 1678. 

19 ix Ebenezer, 3 born May 22, 1678; died 
October 10, 1695. 

"Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," 
pages 36-38. 



THE BIGELOW FAMILY, 



/|THE Bigelows came to Marlborough, Mass., 
from Watertown, Mass., between 1690 and 
1700. This family was early in the country, and 
may be traced to a remote period in England, 
even to the reign of Henry III, when the name 
was written Baguley and was derived from the 
place where they dwelt. Richard was at that 
time Lord of Baguley and his descendants took 
the name of the place. In the reign of Henry 
VII, Ralph de Baguley was Lord of Ollerton 
Hall and died, 1540, leaving Randall and Nicho- 
las. Randall died, 1556, and his sons, Philip and 
Robert, divided his estate. Robert died, 1582, 
leaving Randall and John, both of whom moved 
to Suffolk. Randall died, 1626, leaving two sons, 
Francis and John. Francis died, 1657, and gave 



68 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

by will a portion of his property to his brother 
John, then in New England. — Hudson's " His- 
tory of Marlborough, Mass.," page 325. 



1 JOHN 1 BIGELOW of Watertown took the 

oath of fidelity in 1652, and was Selectman 
in 1665, 'jo, '71. He married October 30, 
1642, Mary, daughter of John and Margaret 
Warren (See Warren 3). This is the earliest 
marriage found in the town records. She 
died October 19, 1691, and he married, 2d, 
October 2, 1694, Sarah Bemis. He died 
July 14, 1703, aged 86. Inventory, £dij 
1 2J. His will was dated January 4, 1702—3, 
and proved July 28, 1703. 

Children. 

2 i John, 2 born October 27, 1643; married 

Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan Butler. 

3 ii Jonathan, 2 born December 1 1, 1646; mar- 

ried, 1672, Rebecca Shepard. 

4 iii Mary/ born March 18, 1648—9; married 

June 3, 1671, Michael Flagg. 

5 iv Daniel, 7 born December 1, 1650; mar- 

ried Abigail Pratt. 



THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 69 

6 v SAMUEL, 2 born October 28, 1653; mar- 

ried June 3, 1674, Mary F/agg (See 
Flagg 9). 

7 vi Joshua, 2 born November 5, 1655; mar- 

ried October 20, 1676, Elizabeth 
Flagg. 

8 vii Elizabeth, 2 born June 15, 1657; married 

Lieut. John Stearns, Jr. 

9 viii Sarah, 2 born September 29, 1659; mar- 

ried July 23, 1679, Isaac Learned. 

10 ix James, 2 married March 5, 1687, Patience 

Brown. 

11 x Martha, 2 born April 1, 1662; married 

John Woods. 

12 xi Abigail, 2 born February 4, 1663—4; mar- 

ried December 10, 1684, Benjamin 
Harrington. 

13 xii Hannah, 2 born and died March, 1665-6. 

14 xiii Son, 2 born and died December, 1667. 

6 SAMUEL 2 BIGELOW (John 1 ) of Water- 
town was admitted freeman April 16, 1690, 
was Representative to the General Court 
in 1708, '09, '10. He married, June 3, 
1674, Mary, daughter of Thomas' and Mary 
Flagg (See Flagg 9). She was born June 
14, 1657, and died September 7, 1720. His 



JO THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

will was dated September 30, 1720, and 
proved in 173 1-2. He was admitted to full 
communion March 4, 1687—8, and was an 
inn-holder from 1702 to 171 6. 

Children. 

3 15 i JOHN, 3 born May 9, 1675; married 
June 12, 1696, "Jerusha Garfield (See 
Garfield 14). 

16 ii Mary, 3 born September 12, 1677; mar- 

ried January 26, 1699— 1700, David 
Bruce. 

17 iii Samuel, 3 born September 18, 1677; mar- 

ried, 1705, Ruth Warren. 

18 iv Sarah, 3 born October 1, 1681; married 

Josiah How, Jr., born in 1678. 

19 v Thomas, 3 born October 24, 1683; mar- 

ried July 12, 1705, Mary Livermore. 

20 vi Martha, 3 born April 4, 1686. 

21 vii Abigail, 3 born May 7, 1687; married 

August 17, 1 710, Jonathan Cutler. 

22 viii Hannah, 3 ; married May 24, 171 I, 

Daniel Warren. 

23 ix Isaac, 8 born March 19, 1689-90; mar- 

ried December 29, 1709, Mary Bond. 

24 x Deliverance, 3 born September 26, 1695; 

married August 10, 1715, John Stearns. 



THE BIGELOW FAMILY. J\ 

3 15 JOHN 3 BIGELOW (Samuel, 2 John'), born 

May 9, 1675; married June 12, 1696, 
Jerusha, daughter of Joseph and Sarah 
(Gale) Garfield, born June 6, 1677 (See 
Garfield 14). They settled in Marlborough. 
In 1705 he was taken captive by the Indians 
at Lancaster and carried to Canada. 

Children. 

4 25 i JERUSHA, 4 born in 1697; married in 

1 7 1 8, John Matthews (See Matthews 5). 

26 ii Thankful, 4 born in 1699; married John 

How. 

27 iii Joseph,' born in 1703; married February 

22, 1725, Martha Brigham. 

28 iv John/ born in 1704; married Rebecca 

How. 

29 v Comfort, 4 born in 1707; married in 1728, 

Joseph Brigham. 

30 vi Freedom, 4 born in 1710; married John 

Bowker. 

31 vii Anne, 4 born in 171 2. 

32 viii Gershom,' born in 1 714; married Mary 



33 ix Jotham, 4 went to Guilford, Conn. 

34 x Benjamin, 4 born in 1720; married in 

1744, Levinah Thomas. 



72 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

35 xi Sarah, 4 born in 1724; married in 1745, 
John Langdon. 

Bond's "History of Watertown," pages 29 to 
3 2 - 

"On the 5th of October, 1705, Mr. Jo/1/1 
Bigelow (15) of Marlborough, being then in Lan- 
caster at the garrison house of Mr. Thomas Saw- 
yer, was, with Mr. Sawyer and his son Elias, 
taken by the Indians and carried to Canada. 
Sawyer was a blacksmith and Bigelow was a car- 
penter, both ingenious mechanics. While they 
were at Montreal they turned their mechanical 
skill to good account. They proposed to the 
French Governor that, as there was no saw mill 
in Canada, they would build one, if he would 
procure their ransom. The offer was accepted; 
they fulfilled their engagement and, after some 
delay, they were permitted to return to their 
friends. Mr. Bigelow, as expressive of his hap- 
piness in having been restored to the bosom of 
his family, called his first daughter born to him 
after his return ' Comfort,' and the second, born 
about two years later, ' Freedom,' to manifest his 
preference for his then present condition over the 
hardships and fears of a state of captivity." — 
Hudson's "History of Marlborough, Mass.," 
page 1 06. 



THE DAY FAMILY. 



1 ROBERT 1 DAY of Ipswich, Mass., com- 
moner, 1 641; subscriber to Denison, 1648; 
had a share and a half in Hog Island, etc., 
1664; a voter in town affairs, 1679; select- 
man, 1663, 1669; tithingman, 1677. His 
will is dated August 1 1 , and proved Septem- 
ber 25, 1683. In it he alludes to an en- 
gagement with his son John (2) upon his 
marriage with Sarah Pengry; he gives him a 
dwelling-house, etc., and he gives his son 
Thomas, who married Ann Woodward, a 
farm. The daughters mentioned are Hannah 
Lord and Sarah Fiske, wife of David Fiske, 
married June 17, 1674. Son James execu- 
tor and residuary legatee. Witnessed by 
John Denison, Sr., John Brewer, Sr., and 
Robert Lord. Estate ^478, 10, 9. 



74 ™e day family. 

Children. 

2 2 i John, 2 married Sarah Pengry. 

3 ii Thomas, 2 married October 20, 1672, 

Ann Woodward. 

4 iii HANNAH, 2 married Robert Lord (See 

Lord 2). 

5 iv Sarah, 2 married June 17, 1674, David 

Fiske. 

6 v James. 2 

"Hammatt Papers," No. 2 (Ipswich, 1881), 
pages 70-71 . 




THE DWIGHT FAMILY, 



1 JOHN' DWIGHT came to America from 
England with his wife Hannah and two or 
three children. They settled, first, at Water- 
town, Mass., in 1635, but were among the 
first settlers who removed to Dedham. He 
was a freeman March 13, 1638-9, and town 
officer. He bought one-half of a water mill 
in 1642. His wife Hannah was admitted to 
the church in 1639, and she died in 1656. 
He married in 1657, Elizabeth, widow of 
Thomas Thaxter and William Ripley. She 
died in 1660 and he died the same year. 



Children. 

2 i John/ born in England; lost in the 
woods March 24, 1639. 



j6 THE DWIGHT FAMILY. 

3 ii Timothy, 2 born about 1633. 

4 iii Hannah, 2 married Nathaniel Whiting. 

5 iv MARY, 2 born July 25, 1635; married 

Henry Phillips (See Phillips 1 '). 

6 v Sarah, 2 born June 17, 1638; married 

January 7, 1658, Nathaniel Reynolds. 

Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 
Savage "Genealogical Dictionary." 




THE FLAGG FAMILY, 



1 THOMAS' FLAGG settled in Watertown, 

Mass., as early as 1643 and was probably the 
ancestor of all families bearing that name in 
this country. He was selectman in 1 67 1 , 
'74, '75, '76. He lost his left eye by a gun- 
shot accident previous to 1659, and he died 
February 6, 1697—8. His will was dated 
March 5, 1696—7. His wife Mary was born 
in 1 619; her will was dated December 30, 
1702, and proved April 21, 1703. 

Children. 

2 i John, 2 born June 14, 1643; married 

March 30, 1670, Mary Gale. 

3 ii Bartholomew/ born February 23, 1644-5. 

4 iii Thomas, 2 born April 28, 1646; married 

February 18, 1667-8, Rebecca Dix. 



jS THE FLAGG FAMILY. 

5 iv Gershom, 2 married April 15, 1668, Han- 

nah Leppingwell. 

6 v Michael, 2 born March 23, 1 650-1; mar- 

June 3, 1674, Mary Bigelow. 

7 vi Eleazer, 2 born May 14, 1653. 

8 vii Elizabeth, 2 born March 22, 1654-5; 

married October 20, 1676, Joshua 
Bigelow. 

9 viii MARY, 2 born June 14, 1657; married 

June 3, 1674, Samuel Bigelow (See 
Bigelow 6). 

10 ix Rebecca,' born September 5, 1660; mar- 

ried November 19, 1679, Dea. Stephen 
Cook. 

11 x Benjamin, 2 born June 25, 1662; married 

September 16, 1690, Experience Child. 

12 xi Allen, 2 born May 16, 1665; married 

March 12, 1684-5, Sarah Ball. 

Bond's "History of Watertown," pages 219- 

220. 




THE GALE FAMILY, 



1 1 RICHARD 1 GALE was of Watertown as 

early as 1640. Married Mary . His 

will, dated February 25, 1678-9, proved 
April 1, 1679, mentions his wife and 
children. 

Children. 

2 2 i SARAH, 2 born September 8, 1641; mar- 

ried April 3, 1663, Joseph Garfield 
(See Garfield 5). 

3 ii Abraham, 2 died September 15, 171 8; 

married September 3, 1673, Sarah 
Fiske. 

4 iii Mary, 2 married March 30, 1670, John 

Flagg. 

5 iv John, 2 married September 27, 1677, 

Elizabeth Spring. 



80 THE GALE FAMILY. 

6 v Abigail, 2 died September 5, 171 8, aged 

76. 

7 vi Ephraim. 2 

See Bond's "History of Watertown," page 
229. 




THE GARFIELD FAMILY, 



1 1 EDWARD 1 GARFIED died in Watertown, 

Mass., June 14, 1672, aged 97 years. 

Children. 

2 2 i Samuel. 8 

3 ii EDWARD, 2 married, 1st, Rebecca ; 

2d, Johanna Buckmaster. 



2 3 EDWARD, 2 Jr. (Edward 1 ), admitted free- 
man, May 6, 1635; selectman, 1638, ' $$, 
'62, and was one of the earliest proprietors. 
His will was dated December 30, 1668, and 
proved July 16, 1672. He married, 1st, 

Rebecca , the mother of all his children. 

She died April 16, 1661, aged 55, and he 



82 THE GARFIELD FAMILY. 

married, 2d, September 1, 1661, Johanna, 
widow of Thomas Buckmaster. 

Children. 

4 i Samuel, 3 married, 1st, Susanna ; mar- 

ried, 2d, Mary Benfield. 

5 ii JOSEPH, 3 born September 11, 1637; 

married April 3, 1663, Sarah Gale 
(See Gale 2). 

6 iii Rebecca, 3 born March 10, 1 640-1; mar- 

ried January 10, 1661, Isaac Mixer. 

7 iv Benjamin, 8 born in 1643; died Novem- 

ber 28, 1 7 1 7. 

8 v Abigail, 3 born June 29, 1646; married in 

1670, John Parkhurst. 

5 JOSEPH 3 (Edward, 2 Jr., Edward'), born 
September 11, 1637; married April 3, 1663, 
Sarah, daughter of Richard' and Mary Gale 
(See Gale 2). He was admitted freeman 
April 18, 1690, and died August 22, 1692. 

Children. 

9 i Edward,' born June 22, 1664; married 

July 8, 1691, Mehitabel Child. 
10 ii Abigail, 4 married December 22, 1686, 
Joseph Gleason. 



THE GARFIELD FAMILY. 83 

11 iii Benjamin, 4 born November 18, 1669. 

12 iv Jonathan/ born February 17, 167 1—2. 

13 v Sarah, 1 born February 18, 1673—4. 

14 vi JERUSHA, 4 born June 6, 1677; married 

January 12, 1695-6, John Bigelow 
(See Bigelow 15). 

15 vii John, 4 born June 8, 1680. 

16 viii Rebecca, 4 born September 24, 1683; mar- 

ried February 26, 1711-12, Daniel 
Warren. 

17 ix Grace, 4 born July 6, 1688. 

Bond's "History of Watertown," pages 231- 
232. 




THE GOODALE FAMILY, 



1 RICHARD 1 GOODALE of Salisbury, Mass., 
"planter" and "turner," received land in 
the first division in 1639 and '43; was a 
commoner and taxed in 1650 and '52; re- 
ceived land in 1654, etc. He married 

Dorothy , who died January 27, 1664-5. 

He died September or October, 1666. Will 
dated June 7th, codicil September 8th and 
proved October 9, 1666. Coffin's History 
of Newbury states that he came from Yar- 
mouth, Eng., to Newbury about 1638. He 
was a famous hunter. 



86 the goodale family. 

Children. 

2 2 i ANN/ born ; married William Allen 

(See Allen i). 
3 ii Richard, 2 born before 1630; married 
Mary . 

"Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," 
page 176. 




THE HAYNES FAMILY. 



1 WALTER 1 HAYNES came to America from 
England on the ship "Confidence" in 1638 
and settled in Sudbury. He was a freeman 
May 13, 1 64 1. He represented the town 
in the General Court in the years 1641, '44, 
'48 and '51, and was selectman ten years. 
Mr. Haynes was probably one of the first 
grantees to erect a house on the west side of 
the river, which house was probably the 
Haynes garrison house. He died February 
14, 1665. The Haynes family has been 
quite prominent and well known in Sud- 
bury. Members of it have lived in various 
parts of the town and held prominent offices, 
both civil and military. 

Walter Haynes brought with him from 
England his wife, Elizabeth, three sons under 



88 THE HAYNES FAMILY. 

sixteen years of age, two daughters and three 
servants. 

Children. 

2 i Thomas, 2 born in England. 

3 ii JOHN, 2 born in England; married Dor- 

othy Noyes (See Noyes 5). 

4 iii Josias, 2 born in England. 

5 iv Sufferance, 2 born in England ; married 

Josiah Treadway. 

6 v Mary, 2 born in England; married Thomas 

Noyes. 

Hudson's "History of Sudbury," page 33. 



3 JOHN 2 HAYNES (Walter 1 ), born in 1621, 
came to America when about 1 6 years of 
age and lived for a time at Watertown with 
"Cousin Rice." He was a freeman in 1646 
and Representative from Sudbury to the 
Massachusetts General Court in 1669, '83 
and '84. He was also owner and commander 
of the Haynes garrison house at Sudbury, 
which was attacked April 21, 1676. He 
married Dorothy, daughter of Peter 1 Noyes, 
born in England (See Noyes 5). His will 
is dated October 1, 1692. 



the haynes family. 89 

Children. 

3 7 i Elizabeth, 3 born July 16, 1644; married 
in 1666, Henry Balcom. 

8 ii Mary, 3 born in 1647; married Josiah 

Howe. 

9 iii John, 3 born May 4, 1649; married Ruth 

Ropar. 

10 iv Dorothy, 3 born in 165 1-2; married 

Joseph Freeman. 

11 v PETER, 3 born April 7, 1654; married 

Elizabeth Rice (See Rice 13). 

12 vi Joseph, 3 born September 7, 1656; killed 

by fall of a tree. 

13 vii Thomas, 8 born in 1658; died young. 

14 viii James, 3 born April, 1660; married Sarah 

Noyes, who died October 15, 1732. 

15 ix Daniel, 3 died in 1668. 

16 x Rachel, 3 married John Lockard. 

17 xi Ruth, 3 married Joseph Noyes. 

18 xii David, 3 born May 4, 1671; married 

Tabitha Stone. 

3 11 PETER 3 HAYNES (John/ Walter'), born 
in Sudbury, April 7, 1654; married January 
2, 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (King) Rice of Marlborough (See 
Rice 13). 



90 the haynes family. 

Children. 

4 191 ,* died young. 

20 ii Elizabeth, 4 married Ebenezer Graves. 

21 iii Daughter, 4 died young. 

22 iv Peter, 4 born June, 1685; married Love 

Sherman. 

23 v Joseph, 4 born in 1687; married, 1st, 

Dinah King; married, 2d, Mary Gats. 

24 vi Mary, 4 married Hezekiah Rice. 

25 vii SARAH," married Samuel Moore of Fram- 

ingham (See Moore 19). 

26 viii Daniel, 4 married Lydia Rupel. 

27 ix Esther, 1 married Gershom Rice. 

28 x Phineas, 4 born in 1700; drowned June, 

1772. 

" New England Genealogical and Historical 
Register," Vol. 47, pages 71-74. 




THE HITCHINGS FAMILY, 



©ROM the " Genealogical Gleanings in Eng- 
land," by Mr. Waters, it appears that Daniel 
and Joseph Hitchings emigrated to America from 
London, and the following extract from the will 
of Samuel Hitchings establishes their identity: 

"Samuel Hitchins, citizen and draper of Lon- 
don, 1 6th of March, 1676, with a codicil made 
July 27, 1679; proved December 3, 1679. To 
my dear and loving wife, Sarah, my two messu- 
ages, &c, in the parish of St. Lawrence, Old 
Jewry, London, which I hold by lease from the 
Co. of Clothworkers, and if she die before the 
expiration of the term, &c, then to my son, Giles 
Hitchins, or to my grandson, Robert Hitchins, 
which of them my said wife shall think fit to 
give or bequeath the same. To wife my freehold 



02 THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 

messuages in Robin Hood, Ct., St. Mary, Alder- 
mary, London, and the rents, &c, for her life, 
and then to my grandson, Robert Hitchins, re- 
mainder to son, Giles, and next to my two 
nephews, Daniel and Joseph Hitchins (sons of 
my brother, Daniel Hitchins), who are now 
living in New England, near Boston. To my 
loving brother, Daniel Hitchins, one annuity of 
^10 for life, payable quarterly. To my nephew, 
Nathaniel Hitchins, one shilling in full discharge 
for all claims, &c. To my son, Giles Hitchins, 
my freehold messuages, &c, in All Hallows Bark- 
ing — Reference to stock and credits abroad — The 
said messuages to be chargeable with the ^10 per 
annum given to my brother, Daniel, and also with 
the payment of one and thirty pounds per annum 
unto my loving cousin, Robert Hitchins, for and 
during the time of his natural life, according to 
certain writings between the said Robert and me. 
To my said brother, Daniel, and my said cousin, 
Robert, to each of them four yards of black cloth 
to make them mourning. To my said cousin, 
Robert, and to my loving friends, Mr. Daniel 
Morse and Nicholas Morse, son of the said 
Daniel, twenty shillings apiece to buy them rings. 
The residue to wife, Sarah, with rive pounds to 
buy her mourning. My said cousin, Robert, and 



THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 93 

my friends, Daniel and Nicholas Morse, to be 
executors." — "Genealogical Gleanings in Eng- 
land," Vol. 2, page 285. 

1 DANIEL 1 HITCHINGS of Lynn, Mass., 
was born in 1632; made freeman in 1691; 

wife, Eleanor , died September 10, 1694, 

and he married, 2d, Sarah . He held 

an Indian deed to land at Rumney Marsh, 
known as the plough plain on Saugus River 
at Iron Works' pond, dated July 28, 1686. 
In 1695 and 1696 he deeded property to his 
"only sonne, Daniel." 

In 1706—7 he and his wife, Sarah, deeded 
property to Alexander Duglas of Lynn. An 
affidavit was made by him April 11, 1722, 
in which he testifies that he is 90 years old. 
Administration of his estate was granted to 
his son, Daniel, June 4, 1 73 1 . He served 
as a member of the Lynn Company in King 
Philip's War. 

Children. 

2 2 i DANIEL/ married October 19, 1708, 
Susanna Townsend. 

3 ii Elizabeth/ married, 1st, Haven; 2d, 

John Howe. 



94 THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 

4 iii Mary. 8 

5 iv Hannah, 2 married John Haven. 

6 v Sarah, 2 married William Giddinge and 

died January 21, 1766. 

2 DANIEL 2 HITCHINGS, Jr., married Octo- 
ber 19, 1708, Susanna Townsend, daughter of 
Thomas Townsend and Mary Davis. His 
will was dated March 1, 1734-5, and proved 
April 7, 1735; eldest son, Daniel, executor. 

Children. 

7 i Daniel, 3 born October 19, 1709; married 

Hannah ; died in 1760. 

8 ii Susannah, 3 born March 22, 171 1; mar- 

ried Moses Hawkes. 

9 iii ELKANAH, 3 born July 23, 171 2; mar- 

ried, 1 st, July, 1741, Phoebe Baldwin; 
married, 2d, January, 1761, Elizabeth 
Townsend. 
10 iv Timothy, 3 born May 23, 171 5; married 
Mary , and died in 1761. 

9 ELKANAH" HITCHINGS of Lynn, born 
July 23, 1712; married, 1st, in July, 1 741 , 
Phoebe Baldwin, daughter of Joseph and 
Sarah Baldwin of Maiden, the mother of his 



THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 95 

children. She died before 1760, and in 
January, 1761, he married, 2d, Elizabeth 
Townsend, and he died in October, 1761. 

Children. 
4 11 i Joseph, 4 born in 1742. 

12 ii Amos, 4 born in 1745. 

13 iii WILLIAM, 4 born June 9, 1747; married 

October 7, 1773, Rebecca Davis. 

14 iv Phebe, 4 j born in 1749. 

15 v Lydia, 4 j born in 1749. 

16 vi Elizabeth, 4 born in 1 75 1 . 

17 vii Susanna, 4 born in 1753. 

18 viii Samuel, 4 born in 1754. 

4 13 WILLIAM 4 HITCHINGS of Lynn, born 

June 9, 1747; married October 7, 1773, 
Rebecca Davis, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Ann (Badger) Davis of Charlestown, Mass. 
She was born April 6, 1779. He served at 
different times in the Revolution, enlisting 
from Lynn and Boston. He died June 3, 
1833, and both he and his wife are buried 
in Dorchester. 

Children. 

5 19 i Rebecca, 5 born September 25, 1774, at 

Charlestown. 



96 THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 

20 ii Lucy, 6 born January 7, 1776, at Maiden. 

21 iii William/' born September 30, 1777, at 

Reading. 

22 iv Samuel,' born July 15, 1779, at Maiden. 

23 v Mary, born March 31, 1782, at Salem. 

24 vi JOSEPH, 5 born December 13, 1785, at 

Salem; married Betsey Combs. 

25 vii Nancy, 5 born December 7, 1787, at 

Salem. 

26 viii Stephen/ born April 11, 1788, at Boston. 

27 ix Lydia/ born April 7, 1790, at Boston. 

28 x Sarah/' born August 2, 1792, at Dor- 

chester. 

5 24 Capt. JOSEPH 5 HITCHINGS, born in 
Salem, December 13, 1785, and married in 
Waterville, Me., in 18 13-14, Betsey, daugh- 
ter of JoJiathan and Mary (Rogers) Combs, 
born July 22, 1 79 1 . (Mary Rogers was the 
daughter of John Rogers and Kata Hastings 
of Sidney, and was "brought up" by her 
grandfather, Matthew Hastings of Sidney, 
as her parents both died young.) Joseph 
Hitchings went to Waterville with his 
brother, Samuel, in 1809, and was captain 
of one of the militia companies of Water- 
ville, Me., raised for Lieut. -Col. Sherwin's 



THE HITCHINGS FAMILY. 97 

Regiment. This regiment was First Regi- 
ment, Second Brigade, Eighth Division, War 
of 1 812, and the record can be found in 
the Adjutant-General's Office, Augusta, Me. 
Capt. Hitchings died December 13, 1871, 
at West Waterville, now Oakland. 

Children. 

6 29 i Mary Rogers, 8 born February 15, 18 15; 
married Josiah Nelson. 

30 ii William Combs, 6 born November 2, 

1 8 16; died August 25, 1842. 

31 iii Joseph, 6 born December 19, 181 8; died 

in 1862. 

32 iv Rebecca,* born September 30, 1820; died 

May 13, 1842. 

33 v Betsey 6 H., born October 11, 1822; mar- 

ried Edward W. Bowman. 

34 vi John 6 Combs, born August 25, 1825; 

died September 13, 1886. 

35 vii Charles, 6 born April 21, 1828; married 

Clara Baker. 

36 viii SARAH, 6 born May 8, 1830; married 

September 19, 1853, Charles K. Wells 
(See Wells 44). 



THE HOUCHIN FAMILY, 



1 1 JEREMY 1 HOUCHIN, tanner of Dorches- 

ter, was a proprietor before 1639. He was 
admitted to the church with his wife in 
1639, and was a freeman May 13, 1640. 
He removed to Boston and was a town 
officer. He was an Ensign in 1655, and 
Deputy from Hingham to the Massachusetts 
General Court in 1651, '55, '57, '58, '59, 

'63, '64, '65, '67. He married Esther , 

and died in 1670. 

Children. 

2 2 i ESTHER/ married Samuel Wheelwright 

(See Wheelwright 3). 
3 ii Mary, 2 born January 18, 1640; married 
Nathaniel Greene. 



IOO THE HOUCHIN FAMILY. 

4 iii Jeremy, 2 born and died in 1643. 

5 iv Mehetabel, 2 baptized April 30, 1644. 

6 v William, 2 baptized May 1, 1649. 

7 vi Hannah/' baptized March 19, 1650. 

8 vii Jeremiah, 2 born and died in 1651. 

9 viii Jeremiah, 2 born November 26, 1652. 
10 ix Sarah, 3 born March 10, 1654. 

" Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Pope, page 
241. 

"Colonial Dames' Year Book," 1898, page 
119. 





THE HUTCHINSON FAMILY, 



1 EDWARD' HUTCHINSON, mercer of Al- 

ford, Lincolnshire, England, married, prob- 
ably before 1600, Susanna , and he died 

prior to 1636. His widow, Susanna, came 
to America with her daughter, Mary, and 
son-in-law, Rev. John Wheelwright. 

Children. 

2 i William, 3 born in England; married Anne 

Marbury. 

3 ii Edward, 2 born in England ; married 

Sarah . 

4 iii MARY, 2 born in England; married, be- 

fore 1636, Rev. 'John 1 Wheelwright 
(See Wheelwright 1). 

" Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Pope, page 
249. 



THE JEFFERDS FAMILY, 



|S)EV. Samuel Jefferds was the son of Simon 
^* Jefferds of Salem, Mass., where he was born 
in 1703. He was graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1722, and received a "call" to the 
Church of Christ in Wells, Me., in 1725, and 
was ordained there December 15th of that year. 
He married Sarah, daughter of Col. John Wheel- 
wright, October 27, 1727, and died of pleuretic 
fever, February 1, 1752. Forty pounds were 
raised by the parish to pay the expenses of his 
funeral, and his salary was continued to his widow 
to the end of the year, during which time, also, 
she was allowed to occupy the parsonage house. 

His youngest daughter, Abigail, born at Wells, 
Me., February 22, 1745, married April 25, 1769, 
Robert Wells (See Wells 22). 



THE JOHNSON FAMILY, 



1 SOLOMON JOHNSON' was in Sudbury in 

1639, and was made a freeman in 1651. 
He was a widower in 1654, subsequently he 
married Hannah Crafts. He was a select- 
man of Marlborough from 1661 to 1666. 

Children. 

2 i John, 2 married Deborah Ward, 

3 ii Nathaniel, 2 born in February, 1640; 

married November 16, 1 67 1, Mary 
Plympton. 

4 iii JONATHAN, 8 born in 1642; married 

Mary . 

5 iv Joseph, 2 born ; married Susanna 

, November 19, 1667. 

6 v Solomon, 8 born in 1645. 

7 vi Caleb, 8 born in 1646. 



106 THE JOHNSON FAMILY. 

4 JONATHAN* JOHNSON (Solomon 1 ) mar- 
ried Mary in 1663. He died April 

21, 1 71 2, aged about 70 years. She died 
December 28, 1728. 

Children. 

8 i MARY,' born September 9, 1664; mar- 

ried John Matthews (See Matthews 1) 

9 ii William,' born December 15, 1665; mar- 

ried, 1st, Hannah ; married, 2d, 

Hannah . 

10 iii Jonathan,' born January 2, 1667; mar- 
ried December 24, 1689, Mary Kerley. 

Hudson's "History of Marlborough," pages 
403, 404. 




THE LIGHT FAMILY. 



1 JOHN' LIGHT of Salisbury married Sep- 

tember ii, 1674, Dorothy Pike (See Pike 9), 
widow of Joshua Pierce, and removed to 
New Hampshire in 1676. They had a 
house and land in Haverhill. He was dead 
in 1690, but his widow, Dorothy, was of 
Newbury, formerly Portsmouth, in 1698, 
and she was living in 1714. John Light's 
will was made at Exeter, N. H., February 
24, 1685-6, when he was bound on a 
voyage to sea. 

Children. 

2 i Joseph, 2 born April 21, 1676. 

3 ii Mary, 2 born March 20, 1677-8. 

4 iii Robert,* born September 15, 1680. 



Io8 THE LIGHT FAMILY. 

5 iv JOHN, 2 born February 8, 1682; mar- 

ried November 8, 1705, Hannah Lord 
(See Lord 17). 

6 v Dorothy, 2 born April 28, 1685. 

"Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" 
(Hoyt), pages 231-232. 

5 JOHN 8 LIGHT (John'), born in Exeter, 
N. H., February 8, 1682; married Novem- 
ber 8, 1705, Hannah Lord (Robert, 3 Robert,' 
Robert 1 ) (See Lord 17), and had eight chil- 
dren born in Exeter. 

Children. 

7 i Abigail, 8 born about November 1, 1706. 

8 ii Hannah, 3 born December 23, 1707. 

9 iii DOROTHY, 3 born August 6, 1709; 

married in 1736, Nathaniel Wells (See 
Wells 17). 

10 iv Robert, 3 born September 12, 171 1. 

11 v John, 3 born February 3, 171 3. 

12 vi Joseph, 3 born in February, 171 5; died in 

March, 171 5. 

13 vii Ebenezer," born April 20, 171 6. 

14 viii Mary, 3 born March 10, 171 8. 

"Town Records of Exeter, N. H." 

"Wells Genealogy," by C. K. Wells, page 17. 



THE LITTLEFIELD FAMILY, 



EDMUND 1 LITTLEFIELD came from 
Tichfield, England, in 1637, and settled at 
Exeter, N. H.; from there he moved to 

Wells, Me. He married Annis , who 

died in 1678. He was one of the original 
settlers of Wells and probably built the first 
house there. In 1641 he built a saw mill 
and grist mill on Webhannet river. He was 
agent of Thomas Gorges to give possession 
of house lots to settlers, and was one of the 
committee for settling the boundary between 
Wells and Cape Porpois, and a Commis- 
sioner to try small causes from 1654 to 
1661. — "American Ancestry," Vol. 3, page 
212. 



iio the littlefield family. 

Children. 

2 2 i FRANCIS/ born in 1619; married, 1st, 
Jane ; married, 2d, Rebecca . 

3 ii Anthony, 2 born in England. 

4 iii Elizabeth, 2 born in England; married in 

Wells, Me., John Wakefield. 

5 iv John. 2 

6 v Thomas.' 

7 vi Mary, 2 born in England; married in 

Wells, Me., 1st, John Barret; married, 
2d, Thomas Page. 

8 vii Hannah, 2 born in England; married in 

Wells, Me., Peter Cloyes. 

9 viii Francis," born in 1 63 1 . 

2 2 FRANCIS 2 LITTLEFIELD (Edmund 1 ) was 
born in England in 161 9. At an early age 
he disappeared from his father's house and 
was mourned for as dead, and the last child 
born to his father, about 1631, was given 
the name of Francis also. How the first 
Francis came to America is not known, but 
he was in Exeter, N. H., in 1639 and must 
have met his father at that time, for they 
were both members of the Wheelwright 
Combination and had land assigned to them 



THE LITTLEFIELD FAMILY. I I I 

at that time. From Exeter Francis went to 
Woburn, where he was taxed in 1646 and 
where, by his first wife, Jane, he had a 
daughter Mary, born December 14, 1646. 
His wife, Jane, died December 20, 1646. 
He probably then removed to Dover, which 
he represented in the Legislature in 1648. 
In 1648 he married Rebecca, the mother of 
all his children. He moved to Wells after 
1650. He was a Representative of York in 
1660 and of Wells in 1665 and 1676, and 
the General Court held sessions at his house. 
He died in 171 2, aged 93 years. 

His daughter Sarah, born in 1 649, mar- 
ried, about 1665, John Wells of Wells, Me. 
(See Wells 3). 




THE LOKER FAMILY, 



1 JOHN' LOKER was at an early day a resi- 
dent of Sudbury, Mass. He married, before 

1652, Mary Draper, and died January 18, 

1653. His broth er-in-law, Robert Daniels, 
was one of the appraisers of his estate. 

His daughter, Elizabeth, 1 married Jacob 
Moore of Sudbury, May 29, 1667 (See 
Moore 7). 




THE LORD FAMILY, 



1 ROBERT 1 LORD of Ipswich, Mass., took 
the freeman's oath at Boston in 1635-6, was 
one of Denison's subscribers in 1648, had a 
share in Plum Island, etc., in 1664 and was 
a voter in town affairs in 1679. He was on 
the committee with Richard Saltonstall, 
Daniel Denison, Samuel Appleton, Richard 
Jacob and John Payne empowered to grant 
house lots to settlers in 1645. ^ n ! 639 he 
had a house lot on the High street next last 
from Mr. Bartholomew's, which property 
yet remains a possession of his descendants. 
He was Town Clerk and Clerk of the Court 
and Register of Deeds for many years till his 
decease. He was a selectman in 1 66 1 and 
for many years after, Representative in 1638. 



I I 6 THE LORD FAMILY. 

He died August 12, 1683, in the eightieth 
year of his age. His will was dated June 
28th and proved September 25, 1683. In 
it he mentions his wife, Mary, with whom 
he says: " By God's good providence we 
have lived comfortably together in a married 
condition almost fifty-three years." He be- 
queaths to her all his estate during her life. 
His wife was Mary Wake (See Waite 2), 
with whom he was married in 1630. 

Children. 

2 2 i ROBERT,' married Hannah Day (See 

Day 4). 

3 ii Sarah, 2 married Wilson. 

4 iii Nathaniel." 

5 iv Thomas. 3 

6 v Samuel. 3 

7 vi Daughter, 3 married Chandler. 

8 vii Susannah, 3 married Osgood. 

9 viii Abigail, 3 married Foster. 

10 ix Hannah, 3 married John Grow. 

2 2 ROBERT 3 LORD (Robert 1 ) of Ipswich, 
Mass., married Hannah Day (Robert 1 ) (See 
Day 5). He had a share in Plum Island in 
1 664, and was a voter in town affairs in 



THE LORD FAMILY. I I J 

1679. He was one of twenty-four of the 
young generation who joined the church by 
taking the covenant, between January 1 8th 
and February 1, 1673. He was Marshal of 
the Court as early as 1669, and is usually 
designated as Marshal Lord. He died No- 
vember 1 1, 1695, an d l e ft a widow, Hannah, 
who possessed the rights of commonage and 
had horses on the common in 1697. 

Children. 

3 11 i ROBERT, 3 born December 26, 1657; 
married June 2, 1683, Abigail Ayers 
(See Ayers 13). 

12 ii John, 3 married December 9, 1695, Eliza- 

beth Clarke. 

13 iii Thomas, 3 married May 24, 1686, Mary 

Brown. 

14 iv James, 3 married Mary Kimball. 

15 v Joseph, 3 born January 8, 1674. 

16 vi Nathaniel, 3 born April 30, 1681. 

3 11 ROBERT 3 LORD (Robert, 3 Robert') was 
born in Ipswich, Mass., December 26, 1657. 
In 1697 his name is on the list of such as 
have horses on the common, when he had 
the title of "Sarjeant." He subscribed to- 



I I 8 THE LORD FAMILY. 

wards " procuring of a bigger bell for ye 
good of ye town in 1700," and was one of 
the selectmen in 1707. He married Abigail 
Ayers June 7, 1683 (See Ayers 13). 

Children. 

4 17 i HANNAH, 4 born July 18, 1685; mar- 
ried November 8, 1705, "John Light 
(See Light 5). 

18 ii Susannah, 4 born October 7, 1687. 

19 iii Robert, 4 born March 6; died May 14, 

1689. 

20 iv Samuel, 4 born April 14, 1691. 

21 v Abigail, 4 born June 7, 1693. 

22 vi Ruth, 4 born September 9, 1695. 

23 vii Ebenezer, 4 born August 25, 1697; died 

July 28, 1698. 

24 viii Ebenezer, 4 born May 16, 1699. 

"Essex County Historical and Genealogical 
Register," 2d Quarter, 1895, P a g es 9 1 an ^ 92. 




THE MATTHEWS FAMILY. 



1 JOHN 1 MATTHEWS was a physician and 
lived in Marlborough and Southboro, on the 
Gilmore place near Southville; died after 
1729. He married, 1st, in 1686, Mary, 
daughter of Jonathan 1 Johnson (See Johnson 
8), who died June 22, 1710, and he mar- 
ried, 2d, in 171 3, Sarah Garfield. 



Children. 



2 1 



Mary, 2 died October 2, 1706. 

3 ii Lydia/ born March 16, 1691; married 

Jonathan Witt. 

4 iii Ruth," born May 9, 1693; married Tim- 

othy Johnson. 

5 iv JOHN, 2 born January 18, 1694-5; mar- 

ried, in 1 71 8, Jerusha Bigelow (See 
Bigelow 25). 



120 THE MATTHEWS FAMILY. 

6 v Daniel, 3 born March 16, 1696-7. 

7 vi Martha. 3 

Temple's "History of Framingham," page 633. 



5 JOHN 3 MATTHEWS (John 1 ), married 

December 11, 171 8, Jerusha Bigeloiv (See 
Bigelow 25). All of his children but the 
first three were born in Southborough. 

Children. 

8 i JOHN, 3 born October 17, 171 9; married 

Susanna Moore, December, 1743 (See 
Moore 23). 

9 ii Jerusha, 3 born March 3, 1724. 

10 iii Barnabas, 3 born in 1730; married, in 

1755, Anna Munroe. 
1 1 iv Sybil, 3 born in 1732. 

12 v Paul, 3 born in 1734; married, in 1759, 

Lucy Rice. 

13 vi Thankful, 3 born in 1739. 

14 vii Joseph, 3 born November 12, 1721. 

15 viii Sarah. 8 

Hudson's "History of Marlborough," page 
412. 



THE MATTHEWS FAMILY. 121 

3 8 JOHN 3 MATTHEWS (John/ John'), born 

October 17, 171 9; lived in Framingham, 
near the Havens', and was taxed as late as 
1766. He married December, 1743, in 
Southborough, Susanna Moore, daughter of 
Samuel 3 and Sarah (Haynes) Moore (See 
Moore 23). He was in the French and 
Indian Wars and was a private in a militia 
company under the command of Capt. 
Henry Emmes, April 26, 1757- In the 
Crown Point Expedition in 1755 he was a 
private in Capt. Jonathan Hoar's Company. 
In 1758 he was in Capt. Aaron Fay's 
(Southboro) Company from March 13th to 
November 26th. In 1759 he was in Capt. 
John Nixon's Company, which was attached 
to Col. John Jones' (of Hopkinton) Regi- 
ment, which marched under Gen. Jeffreys 
Amherst, for the invasion of Canada. The 
company was in service till December 20th. 

"History of Framingham," pages 222- 
225, 230, 231. 

Children. 

4 16 i Jabish/ born April 27, 1745. 
17 ii Hannah, 4 born May 4, 1747. 



122 THE MATTHEWS FAMILY. 

18 iii SARAH, 4 born March 20, 1748-9; mar- 

ried September 24, 1778, Richard 
Sweetser (See Sweetser 29). 

19 iv John,' born March 3, 1 750-1. 

20 v Samuel, 4 baptized September 23, 1753. 

21 vi Susanna, 4 baptized August 22, 1756. 

Temple's "History of Framingham," page 
633- 




THE MOORE FAMILY, 



1 JOHN' MOORE was in Sudbury by 1643 
and may have come to America from Lon- 
don in the Planter in 1635 at the age of 
twenty-four, or he may have arrived in 1638. 
He was twice married, his first wife's name 
being Elizabeth, and he had several children. 
His second wife was Ann, daughter of John 
Smith. In 1642 he bought the house lot of 
Edmund Rice. In 1645 he bought of John 
Stone his house lot with all the other land 
belonging to the said John Stone. 

The Moore family have long been 
numerous in Sudbury, members of it living 
on both sides of the river and at times 
taking a prominent part in the affairs of the 
town. His will was dated in 1668; proved 
in 1674. — "History of Sudbury," page 51. 



124 the moore family. 

Children. 

2 i Elizabeth/ married Henry Rice. 

3 ii Mary, 2 married September 8, 1 66 1 , Rich- 

ard Ward; married, 2d, David Stone. 

4 iii Lydia, 3 born June 24, 1643; married, in 

1664, Samuel Wright; married, 2d, 
James Cutler. 

5 iv John, 2 married November, 1654, Ann 

Smith. (Probably John 1.) 

6 v William. 2 

7 vi JACOB, 2 born April 28, 1645; married 

May 29, 1667, Elizabeth Loker (See 
Loker 2). 

8 vii Joseph, 2 born in 1647; married Lydia 

Hay ward. 

9 viii Benjamin. 3 



2 7 JACOB 2 MOORE (John') of Sudbury, born 

April 28, 1645; married May 29, 1667, 
Elizabeth, daughter of John 1 Loker (See 
Loker 2), and he died February 17, 1600. 

Children. 

3 10 i Jacob, 3 born in 166S. 

11 ii Richard, 3 born September 12, 1671; mar- 
ried Mary Collins. 



THE MOORE FAMILY. I 25 

12 iii John, 3 born, 1673; married Abigail . 

13 iv Elizabeth, 3 born February 4, 1675. 

14 v Nathaniel, 3 born January 21, 1678; mar- 

ried Grace Rice. 

15 vi Hannah, 3 born July 18, 1680. 

16 vii Sarah, 3 born July 28, 1682; died young. 

17 viii Sarah, 3 born November 3, 1684. 

18 ix Daniel, 3 born April 13, 1687. 

19 x SAMUEL, 3 born July 15, 1689; married 

December 8, 1 7 1 4, Sarah Haynes (See 
Haynes 25). 
"New England Genealogical and Historical 
Register," pages 72—73, Vol. 51. 

3 19 SAMUEL 3 MOORE (Jacob, 2 John*), weaver, 

of Sudbury and Framingham, bought May 
30, 1720, for ^230 of John Singletary a 
messuage 50 acres with dwelling house and 
barn (the east part of John R. Rookes' 
farm). He was captain and selectman. 
Admitted to the church in 1750. He mar- 
ried December 8, 171 4, Sarah Haynes of 
Sudbury (See Haynes 25). 

Children. 

4 20 i Dorothy, 4 born September 6, 171 5; mar- 

ried, in 1736, Peter Goodnow. 



126 THE MOORE FAMILY. 

21 ii Elizabeth/ born March 24, 171 6-1 7; 

admitted to F. Church in 1752. 

22 iii Hannah, 4 born May 31, 171 9. 

23 iv SUSANNA, 4 born in Framingham May 

13, 1 721; married John Matthews (See 
Matthews 8). 

24 v Mary," born March 14, 1722—3; married 

January 15, 1746, Samuel Clark. 

25 vi Thankful, 4 born February 10, 1725. 

26 vii Samuel, 4 born March 30, 1727. 

27 viii Josiah, 4 born April 10, 1729. 

28 ix Martha, 4 born March 17, 1 730-1. 

29 x Sarah, 4 born April 12, 1732. 

30 xi Peter, 4 born June 6, 1734. 

31 xii Samuel, 4 born Mav 11, 1740. 

Temple's "History of Framingham," page 
641. 




THE NOYES FAMILY, 



1 PETER* NOYES came from England in the 

"Confidence" in 1638. He is called yeo- 
man in the ship's passenger list, but is re- 
peatedly mentioned in the records of this 
country as "gentleman," and the term "Mr." 
is often applied. After a short stay in America 
he returned to England, but came back the 
next year in the ship "Jonathan." Mr. 
Noyes was a freeman May 13, 1640, a 
selectman eighteen years and represented the 
town at the General Court in 1640, '41, '50. 
He died September 23, 1657. 

Children. 

2 i Thomas, 2 born in 1623; married Mary 



3 ii Elizabeth, 2 married Josiah Haynes. 



128 THE NOYES FAMILY. 

4 iii Nicholas." 

5 iv DOROTHY/ married, in 1646, John 

Hay ties (See Haynes 3). 

6 v Abigail, 2 married Thomas Plympton. 

7 vi Peter.' 

8 vii Joseph. 2 

"History of Sudbury," pages 31, 32. 

The first two children, Thomas and Elizabeth, 
came from England with their father, Peter 1 
Noyes, and three servants, viz.: Robert Davis, 
John Rutter and Margaret Davis. 

When Mr. Noyes made his second trip to 
America in the "Jonathan" he brought his other 
children, viz.: Nicholas, 2 Dorothy, 2 Abigail,' 
Peter 2 and Joseph, 2 and three servants, John 
Waterman, Richard Barnes and William Street. — 
Hudson's "History of Sudbury," pages 28, 32. 




m 



THE PHILLIPS FAMILY, 



1 HENRY 1 PHILLIPS of Dedham, Mass., was 
a proprietor in 1637; admitted to the church 
April 24, 1639; freeman March 13, 1637- 
38; was town officer and ensign of a militia 
company, Representative from Hadley to the 
Massachusetts General Court in 1672, and 
was a member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery. He removed to Boston about 
1656 and was admitted to the church in 
1658. He married, 1st, Elizabeth Brock, 
who died August 1, 1640; he married, 2d, 
Anne Hunting, May 1, 1641, and after her 
death he married for his third wife Mary, 
daughter of Joh?i l and Hannah Div/'ght (See 
Dwight 5). She was admitted to the church 
in 1656-7. His will was dated August 7, 
1682; codicil, December 4, 1685, and 
proved February 18, 1686. 



13° the phillips family. 

Children. 

2 i Eleazer, 2 born January 30, 1642; died in 

1642. 

3 ii Hannah, 2 born May 25, 1643; married 

Negus. 

4 iii Abigail, 2 born October 20, 1645. 

5 iv Sarah, 2 born in 1649; married William 

Jamison. 

6 v Nathaniel, 2 baptized April 3, 1653; died 

before 1685. 

7 vi Eleazer, 8 born October 8, 1654. 

8 vii Henry, 2 born October 1, 1656; died be- 

fore 1685. 

9 viii Timothy, 2 born September 15, 1658. 

10 ix Mary, 2 born November 28, 1660; mar- 

ried Samuel Phipps. 

11 x Samuel, 2 baptized November 2, 1662. 

12 xi Elihu, 2 baptized May 15, 1665. 

13 xii Mehetable, 2 baptized July 21, 1667; 

married Benjamin Harwood. 

14 xiii Jonathan, 2 born January 22, 1668—9. 

15 xiv John/ born July 9, 1670. 

16 xv ELIZABETH,' born August 29, 1672; 

married Benjamin Sweetser (See Sweet- 
ser 9). 

17 xvi Joseph, 2 born February 19, 1674-5. 

Pope's " Pioneers of Massachusetts," page 357. 



THE PIKE FAMILY, 



1 JOHN* PIKE came from Langford, England, 
in the ship "James" to Newbury in 1635, 
but was, perhaps, first at Ipswich. He was 
recorded as "laborer," but was evidently a 
man of education. He acted as attorney in 
the courts in 1636-7. He was of Salisbury 
when he died, May 26, 1654. His will 
was dated May 24, 1654, and proved Octo- 
ber 3, 1654. 



2 1 



3 ii 



John, 2 



Children. 
married, 1st, Mary 



2d, 



June 30, 1685, Elizabeth Fitz Ran- 
dolph. 
ROBERT,' born about 1615-6; married, 
1 st, Sarah Sanders (See Sanders 4); 2d, 
Martha Moyce Goldwyer. 



I32 THE PIKE FAMILY. 

4 iii Dorothy, 2 married Daniel Henrick. 

5 iv Israel, 8 married, 1st, Henry True; 2d, 

Joseph Fletcher. 

6 v Ann. 2 



3 ROBERT 2 PIKE (John 1 ), Major and "Mr." 
of Salisbury, born about 16 15— 16; married, 
1st, April 3, 1 64 1, Sarah Sanders, who was 
born in 161 5 and died November 1, 1679, at 
Salisbury (See Sanders 4). He married, 2d, 
Martha (Moyce) Goldwyer, widow of George 
Goldwyer. Robert 2 Pike was of Newbury 
in 1635. In February, 1637— 8, he received 
land in the first division of Salisbury in 1640, 
'41, '42, '54. From the deposition of Smith 
and Pressey, it appears he visited England in 
1650— 1. His name heads the list of com- 
moners after the minister in 1650; he paid 
the largest tax in 1652, and signed the peti- 
tion of 1658. Maj. Robert and Mrs. Pike 
were first on the list of members of the 
Salisbury church in 1687, and he was the 
most prominent citizen of Salisbury during 
the last half of the Seventeenth Century. 
His wife, Martha, signed the Bradbury peti- 



THE PIKE FAMILY. I 33 

tion of 1692. He died December 12, 1706. 
Administration of estate May 21, 1707; 
accounting May, 1708. Widow Martha died 
February 26, 171 2—1 3. He took the oath 
of freeman May 17, 1637. He was Repre- 
sentative in 1648, '49, '58, '59, '63, '66, '68, 
'70, '73, 'So, '81; assistant in 1682-86, '90, 
'91. Member of the Council many years 
down to 1696, and Justice of the Peace 
many more. He was Major of the Old 
Norfolk Regiment May 31, 1670. He was 
very decided in his opinions, which were 
liberal, in advance of his time. He has been 
called " the moral and fearless hero of New 
England," "the first and strongest repre- 
sentative of the right of petition," the "power 
which squelched the witchcraft delusion," 
etc. The full record of his civil and mili- 
tary life may be found in the "New Puri- 
tan" (See M. Ames., pages 145-149). 

Children. 
3 7 i Sarah, 3 born February 24, 164 1-2; mar- 
ried, 1st, May 7, 1 66 1, VVymond 
Bradbury. 
8 ii Mary, 8 born February 22, 1643; died 
April 3, 1647. 



34 



THE PIKE FAMILY. 



9 iii DOROTHY/ born November i i, 1645; 

married, 1st, May 7, 1668, Joshua 

Pierce; 2d, September 11, 1674, 'John 

Light (See Light 1 |. 
10 iv Mary/ born August 5, 1647; marr i c d, 

1st, Jedediah Andros; 2d, John Allen. 
1 1 v Elizabeth,' born June 24, 1650; married 

August 20, 1672, William Carr. 

12 vi John/ born May 13, 1653; mari "i e d May 

5, 1 68 1, Sarah Moody. 

13 vii Robert/ born June 26, 1655; married 

Mary . 

14 viii Moses/ born March 15, 1657-8; married 

Susanna. 

"Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," 

(Hoyt), pages 285, 286, 287. 




THE RICE FAMILY. 



1 EDMUND' RICE, born about 1594, came 
from Barkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, 
and settled in Sudbury in 1639. He was a 
prominent man in Sudbury. He was one of 
the selectmen, or townsmen, as they were 
frequently denominated, and was one of the 
deacons of the church. He was honored 
with several appointments by the General 
Court, and was denominated therein "Good- 
man Rice." He was appointed to solemnize 
marriages in Marlborough and enjoyed the 
confidence of his fellow-citizens in both 
towns. He was one of the petitioners for 
the a;rant which was afterwards made the 
town of Marlborough, and moved to the 
place. His wife, Tamaz ' v, died in Sudbury 



I36 THE RICE FAMILY. 

June 13, 1654, and he married as a second 
wife Mercie, widow of Thomas Brigham. 
He died at Marlborough in 1663 and was 
buried at Sudbury. He came to Marl- 
borough soon after the grant of the town- 
ship and took up his abode on what is known 
as the "great road," on the northerly side of 
the Pond, not far from the Williams Tavern. 

Children. 

2 i Henry,' born ; married Elizabeth 

Moore of Sudbury and Framingham. 

3 ii Edward, 2 born ; married Ann. 

4 iii Thomas/ born — ; married Mary. 

5 iv Lydia, 2 baptized in 1627; married Hugh 

Drury. 

6 v Matthew, 2 baptized in 1629; married 

Martha Lamson. 

7 vi SAMUEL, 2 baptized in 1634; married 

November 8, 1655, Elizabeth King. 

8 vii Joseph, 2 baptized in 1637; married Mercy 

King. 

9 viii Edmund, 2 born . 

10 ix Benjamin, 2 born May 31, 1640; married 

Mary Brown. 
1 1 x Ruth,' born September 29, 1659; married 

Samuel Wells. 



THE RICE FAMILY. I 37 

12 xi Ann, 8 born November 19, 1661; married 
Nathaniel Gerry. 



2 7 SAMUEL 2 RICE (Edmund*), baptized in 

1634; married November 8, 1655, Elizabeth 
King. She died in 1667 and he married, 2d, 
September, 1668, Mary Brown. She died 
in Concord, where they had probably re- 
tired during the Indian War, in 1675, and 
he married, 3d, Sarah, widow of James 
Hosmer of Concord, December 13, 1676. 
The births of his four eldest children are 
recorded in Sudbury, the births of the other 
four in Marlborough, except the youngest, 
which is in Concord. He probably came 
to Marlborough about 1662, and died there 
February 25, 1685, aged about 51 years. 

Children. 

3 13 i ELIZABETH, 3 born October 26, 1656; 

married January 2, 1 677, Peter Haynes 
(See Haynes 11). 

14 ii Hannah, 3 born in 1658; married in 168 1, 

Jonathan Hubbard. 

15 iii Joshua, 3 born April 19, 1661; married 

Mary . 



138 THE RICE FAMILY. 

16 iv Edmund, 3 born in 1663; married Novem- 

ber 15, 1692, Ruth Parker. 

17 v Esther, 3 born September 18, 1665; mar- 

ried Hubbard. 

18 vi Samuel, 3 born October 14, 1667; married 

Abigail Clapp. 

19 vii Mary 3 born August 6, 1669. 

20 viii Edward, 3 born June 20, 1672; married 

Lydia Fairbanks. 

21 ix Abigail, 3 born March 10, 1674; married 

Palmer Goulding. 

22 x Joseph, 3 born May 16, 1678; probably 

married Mary Townsend. 

Hudson's "History of Marlborough," pages 
43'-43 2 - 





THE ROPES FAMILY. 



1 1 GEORGE' ROPES, with wife Mary, came 

from England in 1637 and settled in Salem, 
Mass. Joined the church March 15, 1642. 
He died in June, 1670, and his wife died 
in 1 69 1. 

Children. 

2 2 i George," born -; died September 18, 

1675. Killed by the Indians in the 
Battle of Bloody Brook in the "Flower 
of Essex" under Lothrop. 

3 ii Jonathan," baptized June 5, 1642; died 

October 14, 1661. 

4 iii Sarah,' baptized November 3, 1643; died 

soon. 

5 iv Mary," baptized November 3, 1644; 

married November 17, 1663, John 
Norman. 



14° THE ROPES FAMILY. 

6 v JOHN/ baptized July 4, 1647; married 

March 25, 1669 Lydia Wells (See 
Wells 9). 

7 vi William/' baptized December 28, 1 65 1 ; 

married July 26, 1676, Sarah Ingersoll. 

8 vii Abigail," baptized October 29, 1654. 

9 viii Samuel,' baptized March 15, 1657. 



2 6 JOHN" ROPES (George 1 ), baptized July 4, 

1647; married March 25, 1669, Lydia Wells 
(Deacon Thomas' Wells) of Ipswich (See 
Wells 9). 

Children. 

3 10 i Benjamin/ born March 22, 1670; mar- 

ried March 10, 1694-5, Ann Phippen. 

11 ii LYDIA/ born December 26, 1672; mar- 

ried, 1st, March 31, 1695, Abraham 
Gale; married, 2d, October 12, 1704, 
-Thomas Wells (See Wells 11). 

12 iii Mary/ born August 21, 1675; died un- 

married. 

13 iv John/ born September 16, 1678; married 

June 5, 1707, Dorothea Bartlett. 

14 v Abigail/ born April 26, 1681; married 

November 21, 1706, Richard Bartlett. 



THE ROPES FAMILY. I 4 I 

15 vi Sarah, 3 born February 23, 1683-4. 

16 vii Samuel,' born January 24, 1686-7; mar- 

ried January 12, 1709-10, Lydia Neal. 

17 viii Elizabeth, 3 born November, 1689; mar- 

ried June 5, 1719, Daniel Webb, Jr. 

18 ix Nathaniel, 3 baptized November 12, 1699; 

married September 5, 171 7, Mary 
Flint. 

"Essex Historical Coll.," Vol. 7, page 25. 




THE SANDERS FAMILY, 

(SAUNDERS.) 



1 JOHN 1 SAUNDERS of Downton Parish, 

Wiltshire, England, married February 4, 
1610, Alice Cole. 

Children. 

2 i John/ baptized in 161 3. 

3 ii Elizabeth, 2 baptized in 1614. 

4 iii SARAH,' baptized in 161 5; married April 

3, 1 64 1, Robert Pike (See Pike 3). 

5 iv Joseph," baptized in 1617. 

6 v Moses,' baptized in 1622. 



THE SNELL FAMILY, 



1 1 CAPT. GEORGE' SNELL was a mariner 

of Portsmouth, N. H. He was admitted to 
the First Church in January, 1693-94, by 
Rev. Joshua Moody, and was elected select- 
man in 1693 an d 94- 

Children. 

2 2 MARY, 8 married January 28, 1688-9, Col. 

'John Wheelwright (See Wheelwright 
12). 




THE SWEETSER FAMILY, 



1 1 SETH* SWEETSER from Tring, Hertford- 

shire, England, was an inhabitant of Charles- 
town, Mass., in 1637. Admitted to the 

church in 1638-9; married Bet/iia , 

who was admitted to the church in 1639. 
His will was proved June 17, 1662. 

Children. 

2 2 i BENJAMIN, 8 married Abigail Wiggles- 

worth (See Wigglesworth 3). 

3 ii Sarah.' 

4 iii Mary, 2 married Samuel Blanchard in 

1654. 

5 iv Hannah," baptized in 1638-9. 

6 v Elizabeth,' born January 27, 1643. 



I48 THE SWEETSER FAMILY. 

2 2 BENJAMIN 2 SWEETSER (Seth 1 ) was a 

lastmaker. An eminent Baptist. He mar- 
ried Abigail, daughter of Edward Wiggles- 
worth (See Wigglesworth 3). 

Children. 

3 7 i Abigail, 3 married Andrew Stimpson in 

1678. 

8 ii Bethia, 3 born October 30, 1663; married 

Edward Paine. 

9 iii BENJAMIN, 3 born April 24, 1666; 

married Elizabeth Phillips (See Phillips 
16). 

10 iv Seth, 3 born July 7, 1668. 

11 v Joseph, 3 born January 14, 1670. 

12 vi Samuel, 3 born August 1, 1673. 

13 vii Wigglesworth, 3 born May 28, 1677. 

3 9 BENJAMIN 3 SWEETSER (Benjamin,* 

Seth 1 ), born April 24, 1666; married Eliza- 
beth Phillips, daughter of Henry" Phillips of 
Dedham (See Phillips 9). She was admitted 
to the church July 19, 1704. 

Children. 

4 14 i Elizabeth,* born June 24, 1694; married 

William Fairfield. 



THE SWEETSER FAMILY. I 49 

15 ii Benjamin/ born March 5, 1695-6; mar- 

ried Constance Row. 

16 iii William,* born October 19, 1697; mar- 

ried Katharine Taylor. 

17 iv Henry,* born April 30; died July 25, 

1699. 

18 v JOHN, 4 born July 21, 1700; married 

Elizabeth Stevens. 

19 vi Jonathan, 1 born November 22, 1702; 

died September 4, 1703. 

20 vii Phillips, 4 born May 2, 1704. 

21 viii Mary,* born December 5, 1706; married 

Edward Mirick. 

22 ix Henry,* born October 8, 1710. 

23 x Mehetable, 4 born September 2, 171 2; 

married Isaac Wheeler. 

Wyman's " Genealogies and Estates of Charles- 
town," page 921 . 



4 18 JOHN 4 SWEETSER (Benjamin,' Benjamin,' 
Seth'), born July 21, 1700; married, 2d, 
Elizabeth Stevens of Maiden (intentions of 
marriage November 16, 1738, page 33). 
He removed from Maiden to North Yar- 
mouth, Mass., accompanied by his brother. 



i50 the sweetser family. 

Children. 

5 24 i Mehitable, 5 baptized September 2, 1739; 
married Nathan Oakes and died Feb- 
ruary 1, 1798. 

25 ii Seth/ baptized December 17, 1740; mar- 

ried Priscilla Thompson. 

26 iii Judith, baptized March 13, 1743. 

27 iv Salathiel, 5 married Rachel Prince. 

28 v Joseph/ died April 17, 1747. 

29 vi RICHARD, 5 born November 17, 1749; 

married September 24, 1778, Sarah 
Matthews (See Matthews 18). 

30 vii Mary, 6 born July, 1 75 1 ; married Eleazer 

Ring and died January 2, 1839. 

31 viii William, 5 born April, 1755; married 

Alice Prince. 

32 ix Rachel, 5 born November 9, 1758; mar- 

ried Capt. Sylvanus Drinkwater. 

Corliss' "Old Times in North Yarmouth, 
Me.," pages 1092-93 and 1 140—41. 

5 29 RICHARD 5 SWEETSER (John, 4 Benja- 
min, 8 Benjamin,' Seth'), born November 17, 
1749, married September 24, 1778, Sarah 
Matthews (John, 3 John," John') (See Mat- 
thews 18). He was a soldier in the Revo- 



THE SWEETSER FAMILY. I 5 I 

lution. Dates of enlistment, May, 1775, 
eight months, private, Capt. Samuel Noyes' 
Company, Col. Phinney, Massachusetts; Jan- 
uary, 1776, one year, Sargeant, Capt. Wil- 
liams, Col. Phinney. Residence of soldier 
t enlistment, Falmouth, Me. Date of ap- 
plication for pension, April 10, 18 18; resi- 
dence at date of application, Waterville, 
Me., age 68 years. His wife died August 
25, 18 19, and he married a second time and 
died January 12, 1844. 

Children. 

6 33 i SUSANNA, 6 born March 5, 1780; mar- 
ried November 16, 1797, Daniel' 
Wells (See Wells 28). 

34 ii Richard, 6 born October 3, 1782. 

35 iii Sally, 6 born December 11, 1784, at 

Gray, Me. 

36 iv Hannah, 6 born July 19, 1786. 

37 v Judith 6 Merrill, born September 16, 

1788. 

38 vi Abigail, 6 born September 18, 1790. 

39 vii William, 6 born April 10, 1794. 

"Town Records of Gray, Me." 

"U. S. Pension Records," Washington, D. C. 



THE WAITE FAMILY. 



1 SAMUEL 1 WAITE married Mary Ward of 

Haverhill, County Suffolk, Eng. She was a 
daughter of John Ward, who was the father 
of Samuel and Rev. Nathaniel Ward. 

Children. 

2 i MARY, 2 born in England; married 

Robert 1 Lord (See Lord i) 

3 ii Samuel,' born in England; married Hel- 

lin Crosse. 

4 iii John/ born in England; married 

Hill. 

5 iv Joseph, 2 born in England; married Mar- 

garet Lawrence. 

6 v Anne." 

7 vi Thomas. 2 



154 THE WAITE FAMILY. 

8 vii Susan. 1 

9 viii Abigail. 2 
io ix Sarah. 2 

"N. E. Gen. and Hist. Register," Vol. 32, 
page 188. 




THE WARNER FAMILY. 



1 WILLIAM 1 WARNER, who came from 
England in 1637 and settled in Ipswich, 
Mass., brought with him two sons, John 
and Daniel, and one daughter, Abigail, who 
married Dea. Thomas Wells. 

The family came from Boxted, Essex 
County, England, and the certificates of 
baptism of different members of the family 
are among the Boxted Parish records. 

In 1637 the town of Ipswich granted 
William Warner "a house lot, one acre 
more or less, on the Mill St." He died 
probably before 1648, as John and Daniel 
were both assessed that year, but his name 
does not appear in the tax list. Sarah, the 
sister of William Warner, married, 1st, 



I56 THE WARNER FAMILY. 

Richard Lumpkin, who died in 1642, and, 
2d, Dea. Symonds Stone of Watertown, 
Middlesex, County. In her will, dated 
March 25, 1663, she mentions her kinsmen, 
John and Daniel Warner and Thomes Wells. 

Children of William Warner. 

2 i ABIGAIL, 2 baptized June 2, 1614, in 

Boxted, England ; married Thomas 1 
Wells (See Wells 1). 

3 ii John, 2 born about 1616; married March 

10, 1655, Priscilla Symonds. 

4 iii Daniel, 2 born about 16 18; married, 1st, 

Elizabeth Denne; 2d, Faith Browne; 
3d, Ellen Jewett. 




THE WARREN FAMILY, 



1 JOHN' WARREN came to America in 
1630, aged 45 years, and settled in Water- 
town, Mass.; was admitted freeman May 1 8, 
1 631; was selectman 1636 to '40. In 1635 
he and Abraham Browne were appointed to 
lay out all highways and to see that they 
were repaired. In 1642 he owned land 
amounting to about 1 76 acres. October, 
1 65 1, he and Thomas Arnold were each 
fined 20 s. for an offense against the laws 
concerning baptism. March 14, 1658-9, he 
was to be warned for not attending public 
worship, but " Old Warren is not to be 
found in town." April 4, 1654, he was 
fined for neglect of public worship, 14 Sab- 
baths, each 5 s. = ^3 10 s. May 27, 1 66 1 , 



I58 THE WARREN FAMILY. 

the houses of old Warren and good man 
Hammond were ordered to be searched for 
Quakers. His wife, Margaret, died Novem- 
ber 6, 1662, and he died December 13, 
1667, aged 82 years. His will, dated No- 
vember 30, proved December 17, 1667, 
mentions the following children, probably 
all born in England: 

Children. 

2 i John, 2 born in 1622; married July 11, 

1667, Michal (Jennison) Bloys. 

3 ii MARY/ married October 30, 1642, 

'John Bigelow (See Bigelow 1). 

4 iii Daniel, 2 born in 1628; married Decem- 

ber 10, 1650, Mary Barron. 

5 iv Elizabeth,' married, about 1654, James 

Knapp. 

Bond's "History of Watertown," pages 619- 
20. 




THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY, 



1 JOHN 1 WHEELRIGHT, an American 
clergyman, born in Lincolnshire, England, 
in 1594, died in Salisbury, N. H., Novem- 
ber 15, 1679. He was a graduate of Cam- 
bridge, and a classmate of Oliver Cromwell, 
and for some years a clergyman of the estab- 
lished church at Alford, near Boston, Lin- 
colnshire; but in 1636, being driven from 
his church by Archbishop Laud, he emi- 
grated to Boston in New England, where 
the same year he was chosen pastor of a 
branch of the Boston church in what is now 
Braintree. The celebrated Mrs. Anne Hutch- 
inson was his sister-in-law, and he partook 
of her views. Differences of opinion led to 
personal animosities between him and Mr. 



l6o THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. 

Wilson, the pastor of the Boston church; 
and the General Court in session of 1636—7 
appointed a fast, partly to heal these dissen- 
sions. On this occasion Mr. Wheelright 
preached in Boston, and, as his enemies as- 
serted (though the manuscript of the sermon, 
still in existence, does not justify the asser- 
tion), denounced the ministers and magis- 
trates. The General Court pronounced him 
guilty of sedition and contempt, for which, 
after some months' delay, he was banished 
with his friends from the colony. In 1638 
he formed a settlement on the banks of the 
Piscataqua, which he called Exeter. After 
a residence of five years here, the town was 
declared to be within the limits of Massa- 
chusetts, and he removed with a part of his 
church to Wells in the district of Maine. 
In 1644 a reconciliation took place between 
him and the colonial government of Massa- 
chusetts, in consequence of some acknowl- 
edgement on his part, and he returned to 
that colony in 1646, and settled in Hampton, 
where he remained eight years. In 1654 
he published his "Vindication." About 
1657 he went to England, where Cromwell 
received him cordially; but he returned in 



THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. I 6 I 

1660, and settled as pastor in Salisbury, 
N. H. — Copied from "The New American 
Cyclopedia," edited bv George Ripley and 
Charles A. Dana, Vol. XVI. 

Rev. John Wheelwright married, 1st, 
November 8, 1621, Marie Storre, who died 
in England; married, 2d, Mary Hutchinson, 
daughter of Edward and Susanna Hutchin- 
son. 

Children. 
John. 5 
SAMUEL, 3 born in 1635; married 

Esther Houchin (See Houchin 2). 
Susanna." 
Katharine, 2 married, 1st, Robert Nanney; 

married, 2d, Edward Naylor. 
Mary/ born and baptized in Boston in 

1637; married Edward Lloyd. 
Elizabeth/ married George Person. 
Rebecca, 5 married Samuel Maverick. 

9 viii Hannah/ married Checkley. 

10 ix Sarah/ married Richard Crispe. 

1 1 x Thomas.' 

"Massachusetts Pioneers" (Pope), page 491. 



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l62 THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. 

3 Died in 1700, SAMUEL 2 WHEELRIGHT, 
son of Rev. John Wheelright. He was one 
of the prominent men of the day in which 
he lived, having very early been called to 
public life. We must infer from this fact 
that he was endowed with an intellect su- 
perior to that of the generality of men. He 
came over to New England when an infant; 
and to Wells, when but six or seven years of 
age. Here he had no opportunity of attend- 
ing school. The family moved to Hamp- 
ton in 1645; afterwards, to Salisbury. The 
means for education in either of those places 
must have been very limited; so that his in- 
tellectual culture, whatever it was, was ac- 
quired from the instructions of his father. 
He probably came to Wells after he arrived 
at maturity, his father deeding to him one- 
half of his farm. When only thirty years 
old he was clerk of the writs and town clerk. 
These two offices appear to have been united 
into one, both in Maine and Massachusetts. 
He was town clerk twenty-nine years. In 
1665 he was appointed lieutenant of the 
militia. But he does not seem to have been 
efficient as a military man, being much better 
fitted for civil life. In 1666 he was appointed 



THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. I 63 

Judge of the Inferior Court of Common 
Pleas. He was chosen County Treasurer in 
1674, but declined taking that office; in 1676 
he was again chosen by the people, and ac- 
cepted the situation. In 1677 he was the 
Representative from York and Wells. In 
1 68 1 he was appointed by the king one of 
the Provincial Council. In 1695 J uc ^g e of 
the Court of Probate, and by William and 
Mary a Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas. So that from the time he came to 
Wells till his death he was continually in 
the public service. 

Children. 

3 12 i JOHN, 3 married January 28, 1688-9, 
Mary Snell (See Snell 2). 
1 3 ii Joseph. 3 

14 iii Mary. 3 

15 iv Hannah. 3 

Bourne's "History of Wells and Kennebunk," 
page 231. 

3 12 Died August 13, 1745, COLONEL JOHN* 
WHEELRIGHT, son of Samuel. He was 
born of parents whose constitutions had been 



164 THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. 

formed by continual contact with the hard- 
ships attendant upon frontier life, and edu- 
cated under influences which trained both 
mind and body for any warfare. He was a 
man of war and a host within himself, and 
was therefore just the man for the times, 
sent into the world by Providence to assist 
in protecting the new settlements against the 
assaults of the French and Indians, and be- 
fore the close of his life he came to be re- 
garded as the bulwark of Maine against the 
attacks of its enemies. 

He was Town Clerk forty years, also one 
of the selectmen. He was Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate 
and one of the Councilors of the Province. 
In early manhood he was commissioned as a 
lieutenant of the militia, afterwards as cap- 
tain, major and colonel. He was in the 
service as an officer under Major Convers; 
went to Pemaquid and Sheepscot, thence to 
Trebonit, and was afterwards stationed at 
Fort Mary on Saco river. The government 
relied upon him with great confidence. He 
was endowed with a brave and noble spirit, 
awake to all the interests of the Province as 
well as those of the town, and prepared for 



THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. 165 

any sacrifice which might become necessary 
for the common cause. Two companies, 
under the command of Captains Cutter and 
Miller, were sent into Maine for operations 
in the eastern part of the Province. These 
companies he allowed to take possession of 
his house and use it for all purposes. The 
house, though a large one, did not answer 
their full purposes, and it was taken down 
by them with the intention of rebuilding; 
but, being called away and stationed at an- 
other place, it was left prostrate and no at- 
tempt at its restoration was ever made by 
the government, or remuneration offered for 
its destruction. The war with the Indians 
was renewed in 1704, and he was left to re- 
build his garrison house at his own cost. 
This appropriation of his property by the 
government did not move him from his de- 
votion to the public service. His patriotism 
was superior to all personal interests. 

Being a judicious and energetic man, his 
aid was sought on all occasions by the peo- 
ple. When a young man he acquired the 
special friendship of Col. Church, from the 
confidence which he had in his fidelity to 
all authority which was committed to him. 



I 66 THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. 

and when the people of Wells were shut up 
in the garrisons and were suffering much 
from the necessities of their condition, all 
means of obtaining supplies being cut off, 
Col. Church, at the request of Wheelright, 
obtained a contribution from all the churches 
in the Counties of Plymouth, Barnstable and 
Bristol for their benefit. These supplies 
were sent to Wheelright, Storer and John 
Littlefield to be appropriated as they should 
judge expedient. 

He died August 13, 1745, aged 81 years. 
In his will, dated April 11, 1739, he says: 
" I commend my soul to God, my Creator, 
hoping for pardon of all my sins and ever- 
lasting salvation through the alone merits of 
Jesus Christ." He gives his wife Mary four 
or five acres at Little river, with the saw- 
mill and stream owned with John Wells; 
his household goods, stock, of cattle of all 
kinds, negro or mulatto servants, money, etc.; 
legacies to his daughters, Mary Plaistead, 
Elizabeth Neumarch, Mary Moody and 
Sarah "Jefferds; devises to his sons, John, 
Samuel, Jeremiah, Nathaniel; also to his 
"daughter, Esther Wheelright, if living in 
Canada, whom (he says) I have not heard 



THE WHEELWRIGHT FAMILY. I 67 

from these many years, and hath been absent 

more than thirty years." 

His daughter Esther, when only seven 

years of age, was captured by the Indians 

and taken to Canada. He made every effort 

to effect her exchange, but without avail. 

Some years later she was baptized into the 

Roman Catholic Church and was afterwards 

Sister Superior of the Ursuline Convent at 

Quebec. 

Children. 

4 16 i John/ born December 10, 1689. 

17 ii Samuel/ born May 2, 1692. 

18 iii Hannah, 4 born May 1, 1694. 

19 iv Esther, 1 born March 31, 1696. 

20 v Jeremiah,* born March 5, 1697-8. 

21 vi Elizabeth,' born April 16, 1700. 

22 vii Mary,' born June 11, 1702. 

23 viii Katharine,' born June 15, 1704. 

24 ix SARAH,' born July 27, 1706; married 

October 27, 1727, Rev. Samuel" Jef- 
ferds. 

25 x fob,' born September 6, 1708; died June 

1, 1709. 

26 xi Lydia,' born September 17, 17 10; died 

October 6, 1710. 
"Town Records of Wells, Me." 



THE WIGGLESWORTH FAMILY, 



1 EDWARD' WIGGLESWORTH of New 

Haven, 1638; had come in August of that 
year, brought wife Esther, perhaps sister of 
Rev. John Rayner, and son Michael, born in 
England October 28, 1631, and taught his 
rudiments by the famous Ezekiel Cheever, 
Harvard College, 1651. 

Was a man of good repute and comfort- 
able estate; died October 1, 1653. ^ n ' s 
last sickness he gave account, stating his age 
49 in a letter to John Winthrop, July 18, 
1653. In his will, made six days before 
that letter, he names only children Michael 
and Abigail, to whom he gives .£160 and 
^"80, severally, but directs the her share be 
paid at 20 years of age, and all the residuary 



170 THE WIGGLESWORTH FAMILY. 

estate to wife Esther, who, though consti- 
tuted executrix, was, with her daughter, 
committed to the son, then residing at Cam- 
bridge, studying for his profession and an 
officer of the college, with this injunction, 
" that he do endeavor, as far as he may with 
convenience, to have them near unto him, 
wherever it pleases God to cast him." 

Children. 

2 i Michael, 5 born in England October 28, 

163 1 ; died June 10, 1705. 

3 ii ABIGAIL/ born in New Haven; bap- 

tized December 13, 1640; married 
Benjamin Snveetser (See Sweetser 2). 

Savage's "Gen. Diet.," Vol. 4, page 540. 
Wyman's "Gen. and Est. of Charlestown," 
Vol. 2, page 1029. 




EXPLANATION, 



[NDER every surname each individual is desig- 
nated by a number. When the history of 
that individual is resumed, the number is also re- 
sumed in black face figures and the name printed 
in large capitals. 

Small figures after a Christian name designate 
the generation. 

Names placed in parentheses after an individ- 
ual's surname indicate the ancestors of that indi- 
vidual. 

Roman numbers are used to enumerate the 
children in each family. 

The bold face figures at the left indicates the 
generation. 

A name printed in italics indicates that the 
line of descent is through that person. 



INDEX OF FAMILIES. 



Page. 

Allen 61-62 

Ayerg 63-65 

Bigelow 67-72 

Da y 73-74 

Dwight . 75-76 

Flagg . 77-78 

Gale 79-80 

Garfield 81-83 

Goodale 85-86 

Haynes 87-90 

Hitchings 9i~97 

Houchin 99-100 

Hutchinson 101 

Jefferds 103 

Johnson 105-106 

Light 107-108 

Littlefield 109-1 1 1 

Loker 113 

Lord 115-118 



Page. 

Matthews 119-122 

Moore 123-126 

Noyes 127-128 

Phillips 129-130 

Pike 131- 134 

Rice 135-138 

Ropes 139-141 

Sanders 143 

Snell 145 

Sweetser 147-151 

Waite 153-154 

Warner 1 55-156 

Warren '57-'58 

Wells 5-40 

Wells, Daniel, Jr., 

Biography of.... 41-60 

Wheelwright 159-167 

Wigglesworth 169-170 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



A 

Pa?e. 

Adams, Albert F 16, 23 

Allen 64,86 

Abigail 61 

Benjamin 62 

Hannah 62, 64 

Jeremiah 62 

John 62, 134 

Joseph 62 

Martha 62 

Mary 62 

Richard 62 

Ruth 62 

William 61, 62, 86 

Andros, Jedediah 134 

Mary P 62 

Appleton, Samuel 115 

Arnold, Thomas 157 

Aslet, John 64 

Ayers 62, 63, 117, 118 

Abigail 65, 117, 118 



176 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Pag*. 

Ayers, Ebenezer 65 

Hannah 63, 64, 65 

John 63, 64 

Martha 65 

Mary 64, 65 

Nathaniel 64 

Obadiah 64 

Peter 62, 64 

Rachel 65 

Rebecca 64 

Ruth 65 

Robert 63 

Samuel 65 

Thomas 64 

William 65 

B 

Baguley 67 

Francis 67 

John 67,68 

Nicholas ..... 67 

Philip 67 

Ralph 67 

Randall 67 

Richard 67 

Robert 67 

Baker, Clara 97 

Balcom, Henry 89 

Baldwin, Joseph 94 

Phoebe 94 

Sarah 94 

Balentine, Edward 22 

Ball, Sarah 78 

Banks, N. P 53 

Barnes, Richard 128 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 77 

Page. 

Barret, John no 

Barron, Mary 158 

Bartholomew 115 

Bartlett, Dorothea 140 

Richard 140 

Bean, Jeannette M 27, 39 

Bemis, Sarah 68 

Benfield, Mary 82 

Berry, James W 25, 36 

Louise 36 

Minerva 36 

Bigelow 67, 78, 83, 119, 1 20, 158 

Abigail 69, 70 

Anne 71 

Benjamin 71 

Comfort 71, 72 

Daniel 68 

Deliverance 7° 

Elizabeth 69 

Freedom 71, 7 2 

Gershom 7 ' 

Hannah 69, 70 

Isaac 7° 

J ames 69 

Jerusha 7«. "9. I2 ° 

John 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 83, 158 

Jonathan 68 

Joseph 7' 

Joshua 69, 78 

Jotham 7 1 

Martha 69, 70 

Mary 68, 70, 78 

Samuel 69,70,71,78 

Sarah 69, 70, 7a 

Thankful 7' 



178 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Bigelow, Thomas . . 70 

Bingham, Ernest W 29 

James 19, 29 

James, Jr 29 

Kenneth F 29 

Blanchard, Samuel 147 

Bloys, Michael J 158 

Bond, Mary 70 

Bowker 71 

Bowman, Edward W 97 

Bradbury, Ann 62 

Wymond . . 133 

Brewer, John, Sr 73 

Brigham, Joseph 71 

Martha 71 

Mercie 1 36 

Thomas 136 

Brock, Elizabeth 129 

Brown, Charles W 19 

Clara D 19 

Florence W 19, 29 

MarciaB 18, 28 

Martha A 19 

Mary 117, 136, 137 

Patience 69 

Susan, J . W 28, 29 

William, Jr 15, 18 

Browne, Abraham 157 

Faith 156 

Sarah 10 

Bruce, David 70 

Brush 46 

Bryant, Dr. Bezer 43 

Marcia 15, 18, 43 

Buck, James 59 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 79 

Buckmaster, Johanna 81, 82 

Thomas 82 

Burgess, Abigail W . . 26 

Charles M 17 

Joshua 15, 17 

Marcia E 17, 26 

Susan E 17 

Burnam 9 

Butler, Gen 42 

Jonathan 68 

Rebecca 68 

c 

Caine, Abby 14 

Calef, Joseph 65 

Campbell, Lewis D 53 

Carr, William 134 

Chandler 116 

Checkley 161 

Cheever, Ezekiel 169 

Child, Experience 78 

Mehitable 82 

Church, Col 165, 166 

Clapp, Abigail 138 

Clarke, Elizabeth 117 

Clark, Nathaniel 10 

Samuel II, 126 

Cloyes, Peter no 

Cole, Alice '43 

Collins, Mary 124 

Combs, Betsey 96 

Jonathan 9-6 

Mary R 9 6 

Comstock, Mila. . 27, 38 

Conard, Howard L 5 8 



l8o INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Connelly, Margaret C 26, 36 

Convers, Maj 164 

Cook, Dea. Stephen 78 

Crafts, Hannah 105 

Crispe, Richard 161 

Cromwell, Oliver 159, 160 

Crosse, Hellin 153 

Cushing, Daniel 32 

Mary W 32 

Matthew 3a 

Percy M 32 

Peter 32 

Samuel 32 

Thomas 32 

Tileston 32 

Tileston, Jr 32 

Timothy 32 

William T 21, 32 

Cutler, James 124 

Jonathan 70 

Cutter, Capt 165 

D 

Dana, Charles A 161 

Daniels, Robert 113 

Davis, Ann B 95 

Margaret 128 

M ary 94 

Nathaniel 95 

Rebecca 95 

Robert 128 

Day 73, 1 16 

Hannah 74, 1 16 

James 73. 74 

John 73. 74 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 8 I 

Paef. 

Day, Robert 73, 1 16 

Sarah 74 

Thomas 73, 74 

Decker, Mabel C 28, 39 

Delano, Nina 20, 30 

Denison 73, 1 '5 

Daniel 115 

John 65 

John, Sr 73 

Denne, Elizabeth 156 

Dickison, Alice R 61 

John 61 

Dickson, Abigail L 27 

Alice 1 39 

Andrew C 38 

Andrews N 17, 26 

Edgar N 27, 39 

Isabel M 27, 38 

Jessie 38 

Marcia E. B 37. 3 8 - 39 

Philip S 39 

Philip W 27 

Susan B 27, 37 

William A 27, 38 

Dix, Rebecca 77 

Draper, Mary rI 3 

Drinkwater, Capt. Sylvanus 15° 

Drury, Hugh '3 6 

Dodge, Gov. Henry 47 

Dorsey, Clarence A 24, 34 

Clarence R 34 

David W 34 

Dousman 54 

Duglas, Alexander 93 

Durand 5' 



I 82 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Durkee 51 

Dwight 75. 129 

Hannah 75, 76, 129 

John 75, 1 29 

Mary 76, 129 

Sarah 76 

Timothy 76 

E 

Eaton 14 

Emmes, Capt. Henry 121 

Estinghausen, Frank L 25, 36 

Lewis F 36 

Nina F 36 

F 

Fairbanks, Lydia 1 38 

Fairbrother, Mercy C 16, 22 

Fairfield, William 148 

Farmer 8 

Farnsworth 46 

Fay, Capt. Aaron 121 

Ferguson, Edward 18, 28 

Louise D 28 

Mabel D 39 

Marcia B. B 39 

Thomas W 28, 39 

Whitney T 40 

William E 28, 39 

Fiske, David 73. 74 

Sarah 73. 79 

Flagg 69 

Allen 78 

Bartholomew 77 

Benjamin 78 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 83 

Flagg, Eleazer ' a y|" 

Elizabeth 69, 78 

Gershom 78 

J ohn 77, 79 

Ma <7 69, 77, 78 

Michael 68, 78 

Rebecca 78 

Thomas 69, 77 

Fletcher, Joseph 132 

Flint, Mary i 4I 

Florey, Jennie A 23 

Foster 116 

Freeman, Joseph 89 

Furbish, J 13 

G 

Gale 79, 82 

Abigail 80 

Abraham 11, 79, 140 

Ephraim 80 

John 79 

Lydia R 10, 1 1 

Mary 77, 79, 82 

Richard 79. 82 

Sarah 79. 8a 

Garfield 7°. 7'. 79. 81 

Abigail 82 

Benjamin 82, 83 

Edward 8i, 82 

Edward, Jr 81, 82 

Grace 83 

Jerusha 7°. 7«. 83 

John 83 

Jonathan 83 

Joseph 7'. 79. 82 



184 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Garfield, Rebecca 81, 82, 83 

Samuel 81, 82 

Sarah 83, 1 ig 

Sarah G 71 

Gats, Mary 90 

Gerry, Nathaniel 137 

Giddinge, William 94 

Gilbert, Cate G 21, 32 

Gilman, Winthrop W 44, 46 

Gilmour, Dale A 35 

Ethel M 35 

Glen A 35 

Thomas B 25, 35 

Gleason, Joseph 82 

Godden, Ella M 22, 33 

Goldwyer, George 132 

Martha M 131, 132, 133 

Goodale 61, 85 

Ann 61, 86 

Dorothy 85 

Mary 86 

Richard 85, 86 

Goodnow, Peter 125 

Gorges, Thomas 109 

Goulding, Palmer 138 

Graves, Ebenezer 90 

Greeley, Abigail N 16, 23 

Greene, Nathaniel 99 

Grow, John 116 

H 

Hammond 158 

Harrington, Anna B 20, 30 

Benjamin 69 

Harris, Mary 62 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 85 

Paue. 

Harwood, Benjamin 1 30 

Haskell, Harriet E 16, 23 

Hastings, Kata 96 

Matthew 96 

Haven 93 

John 94 

Hawkes, Moses 94 

Haynes 87, 125, 128, 137 

Daniel 89, 90 

David 89 

Dorothy 89 

Elizabeth 87, 89, 90 

Esther 9° 

James 89 

John 88, 89, 1 28 

Joseph 89, 90 

Josias 88, 127 

Mary 88, 89, 90 

Peter 89, 90, 137 

Phineas 9° 

Rachel 89 

Ruth 8 9 

Sarah 9°. 125 

Sufferance 88 

Thomas 88,89 

Walter 87, 88, 89 

Hayward, Lydia I2 4 

Henrick, Daniel '3* 

Hewes, George ° 2 

Hill 54- '53 

Horatio 54 

Hitchins, Daniel 9 2 

Giles 9L 9 2 

Joseph 9 2 

Nathaniel 9* 



i86 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Page. 

Hitchins, Robert 91, 92 

Samuel 91 

Sarah 91, 92 

Hitchings 21, 91 

Amos 95 

Betsey H 97 

Charles 97 

Daniel 21, 91, 93, 94 

Daniel, Jr 21, 94 

Eleanor 93 

Elizabeth 93, 95 

Elkanah 21, 94 

Hannah 94 

John C 97 

Joseph 91, 95, 96, 97 

Capt. Joseph 20, 96, 97 

Lucy 96 

Lydia 95, 96 

Mary 94, 96 

Mary R 97 

Nancy 96 

Phoebe 95 

Rebecca 95, 97 

Samuel 91, 95, 96 

Sarah 15, 20, 93. 94, 96, 97 

Stephen 96 

Susannah 94, 95 

Timothy 94 

William 20, 95, 96 

William C 97 

Hoar, Capt. Jonathan 121 

Holden 49 

Holloway, D. P 56, 57 

Hosmer, James 137 

Sarah 137 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 87 

Houchin 99, 161 

Esther g9i ,6j 

Hannah i 00 

Jeremiah .... 100 

Jeremy g9> IOO 

Mary g g 

Mehitable 100 

Sarah 1 00 

William 100 

How, John 71 

Josiah, Jr 70 

Rebecca 71 

Howe, John 93 

Josiah 89 

Hubbard 138 

Jonathan 137 

Richard 62 

Hunting, Anne 129 

Huntington, Benjamin F 22, 33 

Harold P 33 

Hutchins, Elizabeth 64 

Hutchinson 101 

Anne 159 

Edward 101, 161 

Mary 101, 161 

Susanna 101, 161 

William 101 

I 
Ingersoll, Sarah 14° 

J 
Jacob, Richard "5 

Jamison, William '3° 

Jefferds 12,13,103 

Abigail «2, 13. 103 



I 88 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Jefferds, Elizabeth 12 

Rev. Samuel 13, 103, 167 

Sarah 13, 166 

Simon 103 

Jewett, Ellen 156 

Joseph, Hazel E 35 

Jesse M 25, 35 

Johnson 105, 119 

Caleb 105 

John 105 

Jonathan 105, 106, 119 

Joseph 105 

Mary 106, 1 19 

Nathaniel 105 

Solomon 105, 106 

Timothy 119 

William 106 

Jones, Charles A 27, 37 

Elizabeth B 38 

Col. John 121 

Marcia D 37 

Northrope 38 

K 

Kerley, Mary 106 

Kerr, Robert B 42, 43 

Kimball, Jacob H 44-45 

Mary 117 

King, Dinah 90 

Elizabeth 136, 137 

Mercie 136 

Knapp, James 158 

L 

Lamson, Martha 13° 

Langdon, John 7 2 



INDEX OF NAMES. I 89 

Lapham, Dr. I. A 56, 57 

Laud, Archbishop 1 59 

Lawrence, Margaret 153 

Learned, Isaac 69 

Leppingwel!, Hannah 78 

Light 11,12. 107, 118, 134 

Abigail 108 

Dorothy 11,12, 107, 108 

Ebenezer 108 

Hannah 108 

Hannah L 12 

John 12, 107, 108, 118, 134 

Joseph 107, 108 

Mary 107, 108 

Robert 107, 108 

Littlefield 9, 10, 109 

Annis 109 

Anthony no 

Charles H 14 

Edmund 109, no 

Elizabeth no 

Erastus '4 

Francis 10, no, in 

Hannah no 

Harriet S >4 

Jane no, n 1 

John no, 166 

Joshua '3 

Joshua E '4 

Marianna '4 

Martha '4 

Mary '3- II0 - '" 

Mary Ann M 

Oliver B '4 

Rebecca no, 1 1 1 



I90 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Pape. 

Littlefield, Robert W 14 

Sarah 9, 10, 1 1 1 

Thomas no 

Livermore, Mary 70 

Lloyd, Edward 161 

Lockard, John 89 

Loker 113, 124 

Elizabeth 1 13. 124 

John 113, 124 

Lord 65, 74, 108, 115, 153 

Abigail 116, n 8 

Ebenezer 118 

Hannah 73, 108, 116, 117, 118 

James 117 

John 117 

Joseph 117 

Marshal 117 

Mary 116 

Nathaniel 1 16, 1 17 

Robert 65, 73, 74, 108. 115, 116, 117, 1 18, 153 

Ruth 118 

Samuel 1 16, 1 18 

Sarah 116 

Susannah 1 16, 1 18 

Thomas 116, 117 

Lothrop 139 

Ludington, N 54 

Lumpkin, Richard 156 

M 

Marbury, Anne 101 

Marshall, Humphrey 53 

Mason, Charles 5 6 > 57 

Massie, John 9 

Sarah 6 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



I 9 I 



Mathews, Abbie A 26 

Alice M 37 

Amos B 17, 26 

Charles P 26 

David A 26, 36 

Helen E 37 

John L 26, 37 

Margaret G 37 

Richard L 37 

Roy L 26 

Sarah E 37 

Sarah E. P 36, 37 

Stella S 26 

William B 26 

Matthews .71, 106, 119. 126, 150 

Barnabas 120 

Daniel 120 

Hannah 121 

Jabish 121 

Jerusha J 20 

John 71, 106, 119, 120, 121, 122, 126, 150 

Joseph 120 

Lydia 119 

Martha 120 

Mary ««9 

Paul 120 

Ruth "9 

Samuel l22 

Sarah 120, 122, 150 

Susanna ,a2 

Sybil I2 ° 

Thankful I2 ° 

Maverick, Samuel ,6 ' 

Miller, Capt ,6 5 

Mirick, Edward '49 



I92 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Mitchell, Alexander 48 

Mixer, Isaac 82 

Moody, Rev. Joshua 145 

Mary 166 

Sarah 134 

Moore 90, 113, 120, 1 21, 123 

Benjamin 124 

Daniel 125 

Dorothy 125 

Elizabeth 123, 124, 125, 126. 136 

Hannah 125, 126 

Jacob : 13, 124, 125 

John 123, 124, 125 

Joseph 124 

Josiah 126 

Lydia 124 

Martha 126 

Mary 124, 126 

Nathaniel 125 

Peter 126 

Richard 124 

Samuel 90, 121, 125, 126 

Sarah 125, 1 26 

Sarah H 121 

Susanna 120, 1 21, 126 

Thankful 1 26 

William 124 

Morse, Daniel 92, 93 

Nicholas 92, 93 

Morrill, Hannah 13 

Munroe, Anna 120 

N 

Naiincy, Robert 161 

Naylor, Edward. 161 



INDEX O] \ \ MES. I9-5 

Neal, Lydia *J*j' 

Negus , 3 o 

Nelson, Josiah 07 

Neumarch, Elizabeth 166 

Nixon, Capt. John 121 

Norman, John 130, 

Norris, Charles W 18, 27 

Daniel W 28 

Sarah E 20, 3 1 

Noyes 88,128 

Abigail 128 

Dorothy 88, 1 28 

Elizabeth 1 27, 1 28 

Joseph 89, 128 

Nicholas 128 

Peter 88, 127, 128 

Capt. Samuel 151 

Sarah 89 

Thomas 88, 127, 128 

o 

Oakes, Nathan 150 

Osgood ii' 1 

John 65 

Peter 65 

P 

Page, Thomas "o 

Paine, Edward 148 

Palmer, Elizabeth ''3 

Parker, Abbie E H 

Abigail W 16, 23 

Augusta 2 4 

Charles W " 

Cola G 33 

Cora B ". 33 



194 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 

Parker, Daniel W 17. 24 

David 15, 16 

David, Jr 16, 23, 34 

Earl D 24 

Edward H 22, 33 

Emma F 22 

Frank E 22 

Fred D 22 

George S 22, 33 

George W ij 

Gertrude M 25, 35 

Gustavus A 17, 25, 34, 35, 36 

Harold 33 

Harry 34 

Harry W 22, 23 

Ida A 23 

John E 16, 23 

Lizzie Z 23 

Mabel W 24, 34 

Marcia A 25, 36 

Martha J 27, 38 

Nellie E 25, 36 

Nelson W 24 

Olive L lb 

Phillip H 34 

Ruth 1 38 

Sarah E 17, 25, 34 

Sarah J . \V 22. 23, 24, 25 

Sidney A ^5 

Sumner 16, 22, 33 

Sumner W 33 

Susan \V 16 

William E 23 

Parkhurst, John S2 

Parkins 7 



INDKX OF NAMES. I 95 

Payne, John 115 

Pengry, Sarah 73. 74 

Person, George 161 

Phillips 76, 129, 148 

Abigail 1 30 

Eleazer 1 30 

Elihu 1 30 

Elizabeth 130, 148 

Hannah 130 

Henry 76, 129, 130, 148 

John 130 

Jonathan 130 

Joseph 1 30 

Mary.. 130 

Mehetable 130 

Nathaniel 130 

Samuel 130 

Sarah 130 

Timothy 1 30 

Phinney, Col '5» 

Phippen, Ann '40 

Phipps, Samuel '3° 

Pierce, Joshua 107, 134 

President 56 

Pike i°7. '3I.I43 

Ann 132 

Dorothy 107. '32, 1 34 

Elizabeth '34 

Hannah l6 4 

Israel '3' 

John '3'. !32, 134 

Martha '3A «33 

Mary >33- '34 

Moses '34 

Mrs '32 



I96 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 
Pike, Robert 131, 132, 134, 143 

Maj. Robert 132, 133 

Sarah ■ • ■ ■ 1 33 

Pixley, Maurice 48 

Plaistead, Mary 166 

Plympton, Mary 105 

Thomas 1 28 

Pratt, Abigail 68 

Alice H 30 

Charles G ao, 30 

Charles K 30 

Earl W 31 

Emeline W 19, 29 

Hannah A. W 29, 30, 31 

HaroIdT 31 

Helen E 19 

Henry T 31 

John B 31 

John M. VV 20, 31 

Jotham S 15, 19 

Mary A. W 19 

RalphS 31 

Robert W . . 30 

Stephen S 20, 30 

Prentiss, William A 48 

Pressey 132 

Prince, Alice 150 

Rachael 150 

R 

Randolph, Elizabeth F 131 

Rayner, Rev. John 169 

Reynolds, Nathaniel 76 

Rice 88, 89, 135 

Abigail 138 



INDEX OF NAMI-v. I gj 

Rice, Ann jT 7 

Benjamin , jg 

Edmund 123. '35. 136, 137. "38 

Edward ,36, 138 

Elizabeth 89, 1 37 

Elizabeth K 98 

Esther 1 38 

Gershom 90 

Grace 125 

Hannah 1 37 

Henry 124, 1 36 

Hezekiah 90 

Joseph 1 36, 1 38 

Joshua 137 

Lucy 120 

Lydia 1 36 

Mary 138 

Matthew 136 

Ruth 1 36 

Samuel 89, 136, 137, 138 

Tamazine 135 

Thomas 136 

Richardson, William A 53 

Ring, Eleazer 1 50 

Ripley, Elizabeth T 75 

George 161 

William 75 

Rogers, John 96 

Mary 9° 

Rookes, John R 125 

Ropar, Ruth 89 

Roper, John 61 

Ropes 9. 10. >'• '39 

Abigail «4° 

Benjamin «4° 



I98 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Pa ? e - 
Ropes, Elizabeth 141 

George I3g, 140 

John 9, 11, 140 

Jonathan 1 39 

Lydia 6, 140 

Mary 139, 140 

Nathaniel 141 

Samuel 140, 141 

Sarah 139, 141 

William 140 

Row, Constance 149 

Rupel, Lydia 90 

Russell, Edgar D 38 

M arcia B 38 

Stevens G 27, 38 

Rutter, John 128 

s 

Saltonstall, Richard 6,115 

Sanders 131, 132, 143 

Elizabeth 143 

John 143 

Joseph 143 

Moses 143 

Sarah 131, 132, 143 

Saunders, George W 24 

John 143 

Savage 5 

Sawyer, Elias 72 

Thomas w . . 72 

Sayer, John 10 

Senkler, George E 27 

Shepard, Rebecca 68 

Sherman, Love 90 

Professor 56 



INDEX OK NAMKS. 



I 99 



Sherwin, Lieut. -Col 06 

Sibley, S.irauei , 



Sinclair c 4 

25 



Singletary, John , 

Smith m 2 

Ann 123, 124 

J olin 123, 124 

Lucinda B 16, 21 

Snell , 45 

George I45 

Mary 145 

Spring, Elizabeth 79 

Stearns, John 70 

Lieut. John, Jr 69 

Stephenson, 1 54 

Stevens, Benjamin H 25 

Elizabeth 149 

John 63 

Mary L 17, 25 

Stimpson, Andrew 148 

Stone, David 124 

John 123 

Dea. Sy monds 1 56 

Ta bitha 89 

Storer 166 

Storre, Marie 161 

Street, William 128 

Sweetser 13. '4- '22, 130, 147, 170 

Abigail 148. 151 

Benjamin 130, 147, 148, 149, 150, 170 

Bethia 14 8 

Elizabeth 147. «4 8 

Hannah 147. «5' 

Henry '49 

John '49- '5o 



200 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 
Sweetser, Jonathan 149 

Joseph., 148, 150 

Judith 150 

Judith M 151 

Mary 147, 149, 150 

Mehetable 149, 150 

Phillips 149 

Rachael 150 

Richard 14, 122, 150, 151 

Salathiel 150 

Sally 151 

Samuel 148 

Sarah 1 47 

Sarah M 114 

Seth 147, 148, 149, 150 

Susannah 13, 14, 151 

Wigglesworth 148 

William 149, 150, 151 

Swank, Everett 34 

Fay E 35 

Leroy 35 

Pearl E 35 

William W 25, 34 

Swoope, J ane I 29, 40 

Symonds, Priscilla 156 

T 

Taylor, Katherine 149 

Thaxter, Thomas 75 

Thomas, Levinah 71 

Maria N 14 

Thompson, Priscilla 150 

Thrulley, Lydia 9 

Tibbits 13 

Treadway, J osiah 88 



INDEX OF NAMKS. 20 1 

Plffc. 

Tredwell, Abigail 6 

Nathaniel n 

Truax, Leota A 26, 37 

True, Henry 132 

Toby, Stephen 14 

Townsend. Elizabeth 04, 95 

Margaret 20, 3 1 

Mary 138 

Susanna 93, 94 

Thomas 94 

Turloar, Thamasine 64 

Tultle, Elizabeth 65 

U 
Upham 59 

V 

Van Schaick 54 

Van Valkenburgh, Alice 40 

Emeline W. P 40 

Faith 30 

Frank B «9- 29 

Frank P 29. 40 

Franklin 4° 

Helen 3°- 4° 

Vilas, Charles A 3° 

W 

Waite "it>. '53 

Abi-ail '54 

Anne '53 

John 153 

Joseph '53 

Mary ,l6 - '53 

Samuel '53 

Sarah "54 



202 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Page. 
Waite, Susan 154 

Thomas 153 

Wakefield, John no 

Ward, Deborah 105 

John 153 

Mary 153 

Rev. Nathaniel 153 

Richard 1 24 

Samuel 153 

Warner 8,155 

Abigail 6, 8, 155, 156 

Daniel 6,8,155,156 

John 6, 8, 155, 156 

Sarah 155. ^6 

William 6, 8, 155, 166 

Warren 68, 157, 158 

Daniel 70, 83, 158 

Elizabeth 158 

John 68, 157, 158 

Margaret 68, 158 

Mary 68, 158 

Ruth 7° 

Waters 9 1 

Waterman, John ia8 

Webb, Daniel, Jr 141 

Webster, Stephen 64 

Wells 5-60, 97, 103, 108, hi, 140, 151, 156 

Abigail 9. 15. 17 

Alice ai 

Bartholomew 13 

Catherine 32 

Charles K 15. 20, 31, 3a, 97, 108 

Charles W 21, 32 

Daniel 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 42, 151 

Daniel Jr 15, 18, 27, 41-bo 



INDEX OF NAMES. 203 



' gi 



Wells, Dorothy 12 

Ebenezer 1 2, 1 3 

Elizabeth 6, 9 

Eliza J tj 

Emeline 15 

Fannie K 18, 27 

Frances 1 7, 24 

Gertrude W 21, 31 

Gilbert 32 

Hannah 6, 9 

Hannah A 15, 19 

Harrison L 21 

Horace H 21 

Horatio N 24 

John. . . 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 1 11, 166 

John L 12 

John M 15 

Joshua 11 

Lydia 6, 9, 1 1, 140 

Martha 12,13 

Mary E 21 

Moses 13 

Nathaniel. . . .6, 9, 1 1, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 108 

Patience 10 

Robert 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 103 

Rufus 15 

Samuel , '3^ 

Sarah 9- «°. «' 

Sarah J 15. » 6 

Susanna 13 

Susan J. S >5' l8 

Susan P a« 

Theodore 14 

Thomas 

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 156 



204 INDEX OF NAMES. 

Wells, Dea. Thomos 5 , 6 

7, 8, 9, io, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 140, 155 

William 13 

William S 16, 21 

Wheeler, Henry 61 

Isaac 149 

Rachel 62 

Wheelwright 99, 101, no, 145, 159 

Elizabeth 161, 167 

Esther 166, 167 

Hannah 161. 163, 167 

Jeremiah 166, 167 

Job 167 

John 161, 163, 166, 167 

Col. John 103, 145, 163-167 

Rev. John 101, 159-162 

Joseph 163 

Katherine 161, 167 

Lydia 167 

Mary 161, 163, 166, 167 

Nathaniel 166 

Rebecca 161 

Sarah 103, 161,167 

Samuel 99, 161, 162, 163, 166, 167 

Susanna 161 

Thomas 161 

Whitbeck, H 54 

Whiting, Nathaniel 76 

Whitney, Maud L 28, 39 

Wigglesworth 147, 148, 169 

Abigail 147, 148, 169, 170 

Edward... 148, 169 

Esther 169, 170 

Michael 169. 170 

Williams, Capt 151 



INDEX OF NAMES. 205 

PlJfC. 

Williams, Sarah 63 

Wilson 1 16, 160 

Winn, Abigail 12 

Winthrop, John 169 

Witt, Jonathan 119 

Wood, Czarina 14 

Woodam, Mary 63 

Woods, John 69 

Woodward, Ann 73> 74 

Wright, Samuel 1 24. 

Y 

Yeomans, Hattie M 22, 33