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THE HISTORY OF THE 

3RIGHAM FAMILY 

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( A RECORD OF SEVERAL THOUSAND 
I DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS BRIGHAM 
^ THE EMIGRANT, 1603-1653 

By 

W. I. TYLER IIRIGHAM 

Late Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 

Southern History Association, British Record Society, Society of 

Colonial Wars, Governor Thomas Dudley Association, 

Sons of the American Revolution, etc. 



Collated and edited by 
EMMA E, BRIGHAM ' 

WILLIAM E. BRIGHAM, Associate Editor 



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CONTRIBUTORS TO THE BOOK FUND 



The following named Special Contributors, by their generous 
provision, made possible the preparation and publication of The 
History of the Brigham Family: 

Arthur L. Allen of Pittsburg. 
Alfred Brigham of Boston. 
A. Ward Brigham of New York. 
Charles O. Brigham of Toledo. 
Edmimd D. Brigham of Chicago. 
Edmund S. Brigham of Boston. 
Elizabeth F. Brigham of Brookline. 
Emma E. Brigham of Boston. 
George E. Brigham of Boston. 
George French Brigham of Sharon, Wis. 
Helen F. Brigham of Cambridge. 
Helen S. Brigham of Fitchburg. 
Henry H. Brigham of Chicago. 
Joel Brigham of Wauseon, Ohio. 
Johnson Brigham of Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mary E. Brigham of Medfield, Mass. 
Mary M. Brigham of Cambridge. 
William E. Brigham of Somerville, Mass. 
Dwight R. Burrell of Canandaigua, N. Y. 
Rose Brigham Coxford of New York. 
Sarah L. Hill of Newton, Mass. 
Elmer P. Howe of Boston. 
George A. Lowe of Salt Lake City. 
Henry Brigham Rice of Boston. 
L. Frederick Rice of Boston. 



CONTENTS 



History 

I Etymology of Brigham .... 
II Orthography of Brigham .... 
Ill English Brigham Places .... 
IV Author's Journey to Brigham Places . 
V Heraldry and Brigham " Armigers " . 
VI Nicholas Brigham, Poet, Jurist, Antiquarian 
VII Early American Brighams .... 
VIII Marlboro and Its Brighams 

Genealogy 

Thomas Brigham, the Emigrant 

Second Generation 

Third Generation . 

Fourth Generation 

Fifth Generation . 

Sixth Generation . 

Seventh Generation 

Eighth Generation 

Ninth Generation . 



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Appendix 

A " Brigham Farme on Ye Rocks " 

B Brighams in the Early Wars . 

C American Brigham Places 

D Brigham Young, not a Brigham 

E Two Brigham Hospitals 

F The Brigham Family Association 



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Addenda 564 

Owner's Lineage 565 

Index 567 

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ILLUSTRATIONS 



Willard I. T. Brigham ..... Frontispiece 

FACING PAGE 

St. Bridget's Cathedral, Brigham, Cumberland, England . 6 
Earl Gray Monument, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Brigham Forge; 

Site of Ancient Chapel, Brigham; Field of Parliament . 8 

Brigham, Yorkshire. Brigham Monument; Manor House; 

Brigham Arms and Landing; Brigham Hill . . . 10 
Brigham, Cumberland. Main Street; School-house; Approach 

to St. Bridget's Church; Bridge over Derwent . ' . 12 
Priest Whitney Place, Northboro; John- Brigham's Mill 
Dam, Northboro; SamueP Brigham's Tanyard, Marl- 
boro; Indian Burial Plot on Thomas- Brigham's Farm . 26 
Brigham Cemetery, Marlboro ...... 28 

Map of Cambridge in 1635 35 

Grave of SamueP Brigham, Marlboro Cemetery; "Mercy 

Kurd's Cap Box" 53 

Room in Joseph* Brigham House, Marlboro . ... 66 

Signatures of Heirs of Colonel Levi Brigham . . .106 
Joseph* Brigham House, Marlboro . . . . .110 

Judge Elijah Brigham (99); Forbes (Moses"* Brigham) 

Homestead, Westboro . . . . . . .130 

Gershom* Brigham House, Westboro; Captain Tilly^ Brig- 
ham House, Brookfield . . . . . . .146 

Winslow and Alice (Cushing) Brigham (101) . . .154 

Paul Brigham (128) 169 

Major Jedediah Brigham (164) 192 

Monument to Colonel Ephraim Brigham . . . .212 
Colonel Ephraim Brigham Homestead, Marlboro . . . 224 

Elijah Brigham Phillips (248) 242 

Nathaniel and Dolly (Ball) Brigham (249) .... 250 T 

Thomas Brigham Rice (339) 292 ^ 

Peter Bent Brigham (343) 296 

Henry R. Brigham (344) 298 

Aiiariah Brigham, M. D., (365) 310 

Charles Brigham (381); Lieut. Charles H. Brigham . . 319 

William Pitt Brigham (397) 328 

John Brigham (423) ........ 344 

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Mary A. Brigham (441) . . . . . . 

Lincoln F. Brigham (474) 

Dr. Adolphus Brigham (485) 

Charles H. Brigham (746); John S. Brigham (491); Mrs 

Ella Brigham Stevens; Edward D. Brigham (820) 
Dr. Leverett E. Goodell (504) 
Hon. Joel Brigham (507) .... 
Lemuel Hawley Brigham (536) 
Luther Ayers Brigham (537) 

Waldo Brigham (538) 

Henry M. McFarland (538) 

Robert Breck Brigham (539) 

Addington M. Brigham (541) 

Mavor Brigham (562) .... 

Lewis and Susan Augusta (Brigham) Rice (522) 

Phineas Brigham (640) .... 

Elijah Winslow Brigham (524) 

Hon. Lewis Alexander Brigham (654) 

William Dexter Brigham (676) 

Martyn Freeman Brigham (69S) . 

Emma E. Brigham (693) 

Hosea W. Brigham (699) 



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Dexter H. Brigham (706) 

Loriman S. Brigham (713) 

Seth E. Brigham (735) 

Lewis Frederick and Caroline Elizabeth (Ellis) Rice (522) 

Dr. Franklin W. Brigham (739) • 

Colonel Joseph H. Brigham (751) 

William E. Brigham (761) . 

C. O. Brigham (768) 

Brigham Family Association at Worcester, 1896 
Alasco De Lancey Brigham (799) ; Mrs. Rose Brigham 
Coxford ...... 

Hon. Johnson Brigham (802) . . 

Mr. and Mrs. Dexter E. Brigham (811) 

Nathaniel Maynard Brigham (813) 

Dr. B. A. R. Brigham (823) 

Brigham Family Association at Marlboro, 1898 

Brigham Family Association at Boston, 1904 



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PREFACE 

After almost incredible obstacles The History of the Brigham 
Family is herewith submitted to the living descendants of Thomas 
Brigham, the Puritan. Until this volume, the only record of this 
great American family was to be found in the conscientious vol- 
ume, Brigham, issued by Rev. Abner Morse, A. M., in 1859- The 
idea of taking up and developing the work so well begun by Mr. 
Morse had its inception with Dr. B. A. R. Brigham of Chicago, 
through whose instrumentality the Brigham Family Association 
was organized 18 Oct., 1893 (see Appendix). It was and always 
has been the main purpose of the Association to publish a family 
history, but Dr. Brigham personally assumed the task and responsi- 
bility of preparing the work, although drawing heavily upon mem- 
bers of the family throughout the country for support. In 1896, 
by reason of ill health, he had become so incapacitated for work 
that he was compelled to relinquish the task he had laid out for 
himself. 

Since its organization, Willard Irving Tyler Brigham of Chi- 
cago had served the Association modestly, but with marked ability 
as historian, and in 1901, the task of bringing genealogical order 
out of existing chaos was placed in his competent hands. He 
already had attracted some notice in the genealogical field and had 
made good progress with the Tyler Genealogy. No family ever 
was blessed with a more painstaking and conscientious, yet brillant 
historian. He had abandoned a promising career at the bar to take 
up work of this class, and for years had been studying and traveling 
in pursuit of genealogical knowledge, particularly with reference 
to the Tyler and Brigham families. His historical sketches of 
the Brigham Family, including a most exhaustive attempt to trace 
its origin in Great Britain, were collated and published in an official 
report in 1901. Revised by Mr. Brigham, these constitute an im- 
portant feature of the present work. The pictures of scenes in 
Great Britain which appear herein are from original photographs 
taken by Mr. Brigham on this trip. 

Acting under a definite arrangement with the officials of the 
B. F. A., Mr. Brigham entered bravely upon his work in the sum- 
mer of 1901. He had practically to start anew, but after the 

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xii THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

decease of Dr. Brigham, he negotiated, on behalf of the B. F. A., 
the return of the records gathered by the Doctor, which had been 
retained by his estate. These were of material assistance, although 
the papers had been much injured by lack of care and were often 
diflBcult to decipher. These papers were destroyed by our gene- 
alogist after he had carefully copied them all, hence we have been 
unable to consult them for purposes of verification. 

President Charles O. Brigham of Toledo devised the plan under 
which an arrangement was made with Willard I. T. Brigham to 
complete and publish 350 copies of the Family History within three 
and one-half years, the original term of five years having been 
shortened by the receipt of the Doctor's papers. Ill health soon 
drove Willard to Arizona, where he continued his work for two 
years, practically from a dying bed. His one prayer was that he 
might live long enough to complete the work he had undertaken. 
This, however, was not to be, for he died in Auburn, California, 
26 Sept., 1904. None except those intimately associated with him 
and his work can appreciate the sacrifices made by him and his 
devoted wife, the hardships and discouragements under which he 
labored and the debt of gratitude which all of the name and blood 
of Brigham owe to his memory. 

Mr. Brigham's death was a stunning blow to the enterprise. So 
thoroughly, however, had his work been done that the Publication 
Committee found it practicable to place the data, all in the hand- 
writing of the genealogist, in the hands of an editor. 

A competent person was found in Miss Emma E. Brigham of 
Boston. She had been actively identified with the B. F. A. since 
its inception (librarian-curator 1893-1896, secretary 1896-1900, 
treasurer 1900-1906-7), and by means of intimate associations had 
acquired a more accurate and thorough knowledge of the Brigham 
lines than anyone else. She had also the advantages of large 
executive training and a good literary equipment. At great self- 
sacrifice. Miss Brigham collated and edited the MS. left by the 
deceased genealogist, meantime adding names and data represent- 
ing about one thousand persons. 

A third tragic event in the career of The History of the Brigham 
Family was the death, 2 May, 1906, of Charles O. Brigham of 
Toledo, President of the B. F. A., and Chairman of the Publication 
Committee, but for whose personal influence and financial aid it 
would have been well-nigh impossible to continue the work. Not- 
withstanding the great loss of President Brigham's able and en- 
thusiastic co-operation in everything appertaining to the family 
publication, the work was continued to completion, and is herewith 
respectfully submitted. It doubtless has been impossible, owing to 
the circumstances under which this volume was compiled, to avoid 



PREFACE xiii 

errors, omissions and misunderstandings. We believe, however, that 
The History of the Brigham Family is substantially accurate. No 
pains to make it so have been spared. Our readers will bear in 
mind, of course, that the names, dates and other facts contained in 
the book are not the personal compositions of the author or editors, 
but, in a great majority of cases, have been contributed by others. 

In the preparation of this book for the press, the work of our 
genealogist has been revised and verified to the extent of our ability, 
and much new matter has been added. The chapter on " Thomas 
Brigham, the Emigrant," was wholly rewritten by Mr. Henry A. 
Phillips of Boston. All except letters C and D of the Appendix, 
are by the editors. The name of Rev. Abner Morse cannot be too 
highly honored by the Brigham Family for his service in collecting 
and publishing its earlier records; but Mr. Morse worked under 
great disadvantages and discouragements — practically without as- 
sistance of any kind, in fact — and it is not surprising, therefore, 
that we frequently have been compelled to omit reference to many 
statements which in his book stand forth as interesting and appar- 
ently important. In other cases, Mr. Morse's was the only authority 
available and we have accepted it with this fact in mind. 

In addition to the invaluable pages of Mr. Morse, we are espe- 
cially indebted to the late Rev. Lucius R. Paige and Hon. Charles 
Hudson, whose histories of Cambridge and Marlboro respectively 
have supplied us with much useful information; and to Mrs. Har- 
riette M. Forbes, formerly of Westboro, from whose Diary of Rev. 
Ehenezer Parkman of Westboro (editor) and The Hundredth 
Town, we have drawn freely for facts and color unobtainable 
elsewhere. Our warmest thanks are due Mrs. Edwin E. Nelson of 
Fort Worth, Texas (Mrs. Willard I. T, Brigham), for her cordial 
assistance to the editors in the early period of our labors. Mrs. 
Nelson has fulfilled to the letter every agreement made by her late 
husband, as far as lay in her power, and placed at our disposal 
everything in her possession that could aid us to complete the task 
our genealogist was compelled to relinquish. 

We would record our obligations also to Messrs. S. IngersoU 
Briant, president of the Westboro Historical Society, E. M. God- 
dard, assistant state librarian of Vermont, and Ernest D. Bugbee 
of Springfield, Mass., for the loan of valuable portrait and locality 
plates; to Mr. Thomas M. Hutchinson of Winchester, Mass., for 
unique data establishing beyond question the location of Thomas^ 
Brigham's " Farme on Ye Rocks " ; to Mr. Charles D. Elliot of 
Somerville, Mass., for the use of his excellent " Map of Cambridge 
in 1635," whereby we are enabled to show the site of the original 
13-acre grant to Thomas^ Brigham in Watertown and of the home- 
stead where he died; to Mr. Weston F. Hutchins of Boston for 



xiv THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

great assistance in the collation of war records and preparation of 
the general index; and to Mr. L. Frederick Rice of Boston for 
special aid of a financial nature at a recent most critical period. 

It is with pleasure, also, that we acknowledge our wholly satis- 
factory relations with Messrs. Frederic H. and Thomas B. Hitch- 
cock of the Grafton Press, whose interested co-operation, helpful 
suggestions and practical skill in book-making have been of great 
service to this undertaking. 

Owing to sharp limitations as to time and money, the references 
in the Index have been confined to the genealogical section, and to 
persons of or directly connected with the Brigham Family; notwith- 
standing that we would have preferred a broader and slightly dif- 
ferent arrangement. 

The first and most natural question to be asked of the genealogist 
relates to the over-sea origin of our common ancestor. What and 
where was the origin of Thomas Brigham, the Puritan? It was 
one of the primary purposes of these researches to answer this 
question ; and it implies no discredit to the ability of the genealogist, 
no reflection upon the Brigham line that the answer is stOl in doubt. 
More or less exhaustive descriptions of British Brigham names and 
places will be found in succeeding pages, but we have thought it 
weU to embody here the latest conclusions respecting the English 
ancestry of Thomas Brigham the Puritan, reached by Mr. Willard 
I. T. Brigham. How indefatigably he worked to discover the facts 
his chapters devoted to research in Great Britain attest. Had he 
lived to make his purposed second visit to Great Britain, the con- 
clusions might have been decisive. We quote Willard I. Tyler 
Brigham, as follows: 

It was formerly my impression that perhaps all the Brighams sprang 
from a common Brigham ancester, whose origin I was inclined to attribute 
to Yorkshire. Later researches, however, led me to the changed belief that 
there were no less than four distinct Brigham lines, founded by individuals, 
who assumed this surname in the early days, when it became the proper 
thing to have a surname; and that they assumed this particular name be- 
cause they lived at one or another of the four Brigham places. 

From which branch descended our " Thomas the Puritan," I regret my 
present inability to say, though I incline to the opinion that it was York- 
shire. I made thorough search among wills in the Perogative and Ex- 
chequer Court of York, and the Durham Probate Court, in hopes of gleaning 
some clue which would lead to an intelligent solution of the vexatious 
problem, but in vain. In the Canterbury Probate from 1598 to 1660 occur 
but eleven Brigham wills, the residence of four being in London, three in 
Yorkshire, and one each in Oxford, Surrey, Sussex and Kent counties. At 
Durham Probate I was disappointed in not finding a single Brigham will. 
As its jurisdiction extended (until recently) over Northumberland, as well 
as Durham County (both of which lie just above Yorkshire), I was pre- 
pared to find many Brigham estates. 



PREFACE XV 

York Probate, however, makes a better showing; in fact, the largest, I 
fancy, of any court in the Kingdom. From 1437 to 1603, I found thirty- 
two Brigham wills. This latter year was the one at which I began to make 
careful search, which I found' to embrace the period between 1602 to 1660; 
during which time I found eighteen Brigham estates. . . . My regret 
was poignant that not a clue was found tending to point out the origin of 
our " Thomas the Puritan "... 

Let us not forget that Mr. Morse never made any personal re- 
search in England and that Mr. Brigham's work there was the first 
attempted on a scientific basis. It is profoundly to be hoped that 
the invaluable records of Mr. Brigham's painstaking industry in 
this field, herewith preserved, will inspire some ambitious family 
historian of the future to a quest which will be rewarded with com- 
plete success. 

Boston, May, 1, 1907. 



HISTORY 



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HISTORY 



ETYMOLOGY OF BRIG-HAM 

Our family tree must be considered under two heads, Brig and 
hain. Ferguson {Popular County Histories, Cumberland) con- 
tains this statement: " The Saxon equivalent of ton or tun (which 
mean, we need hardly remind, a town) is heim and ham." Ham-let 
is still used to designate a small village. 

Again, Teller {An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary) states: "The 
Latin word which appears most nearly to translate it (i. e., ham) is 
vicus. ... In this sense, it is the general assemblage of the dwell- 
ings in each particular district, to which the arable land and pasture 
of the community were appurtenant: the home of all the settlers 
in a separate and well-defined locality: the collection of the houses 
of the freemen." In another paragraph, the same author observes: 
" Ham, a dwelling, fold, or enclosed possession. It is so fre- 
quently coupled with words implying presence of water as to render 
it probable that (like the Friesic ' hemmen ') i£ denotes a piece of 
land surrounded by paling, wickerwork, etc., and so defended against 
the stream, which would otherwise wash it away." (Citing Codex 
Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici) " Ham-steall=:homestead." 

Grimm's Deutsches Worterbuch contains, " Hame, hamen, used 
in Netherlands and middle Germany, meaning a net (collective sense, 
like home). Hamm, found in Bremen Dictionary in the sense of any 
enclosure; especially, meadow; but also, forest, house, or farm." 

Roemer's Origins of the English People and the English Lan- 
guage, pp. 190 et seq., has this interesting summary: " By far the 
most important elements which enter into Anglo-Saxon names are 
the suffixes ham and ing. Like many other Saxon forms, ham signi- 
fies primarily an enclosure; something that hems in; a meaning not 
very different from that of ton and worth, or even the Norse by." 
Again (p. 474), the same author states: "The Saxons preferred 
country to city life; generally dwelt near forests in clusters of 
houses, called ham." 

" Ham " is our English home, and has a very ancient history. 
Ham is of Aryan parentage; and exhaustive research would discover 
some form of the word in all the languages of such origin. The 
word is found in all parts of Europe whose people contributed to 
the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England. 

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4 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Passing to the " Brig " of our Brig-ham, there is not the same 
certainty of meaning. There are three roots — with the distinct 
meanings, bridge, hill, strife — all of which in the lapse of time have 
assumed the form " brig." As Brigham is a place name, we must 
consult the environment, and let probabilities determine. 

Speaking of the several localities: — "Brigham," Yorkshire and 
Cumberland, as well as the modern hamlet by the same name (near 
Keswick), " Bridgeham " (formerly Brighaux), Norfolk (all in 
England), as well as " Birgham (the historical Brigham), Berwick, 
Scotland, — the writer concludes that the " brig " was derived, in 
each instance, from the root signifying bridge, because all five 
places are upon bridgeable streams : most, in fact, possessing bridges 
to this day, while to the Scotch Brigham attaches tradition of an 
ancient bridge. 

II 

ORTHOGRAPHY OF BRIGHAM 

Early English spelling was phonetic. Words were spelled in 
a variety of ways. This variance was increased by the composite 
complexion of the nation. Composed of members of the Brigantes, 
Celts, Scandinavians, Danes, Saxons, Angles, Frisians, and Nor- 
mans (with their digressive vowel and consonant tones, not to men- 
tion individual vagaries), conventional orthography was for ages 
an impossibility. 

From records covering more than a thousand years, the writer 
found the following forms of Brigham: " Bringeham, Briccham, 
Bricgham, Brygcham, Brycgham, Brygham, Brycham, Brigholm, 
Briggeholm, Briggham, Briggeham, Briggam, Briglam, Briglame, 
Brighame, Brigh'm, Brigeham, Birgeame, Birgham, Bridgeham, 
and Brigham: twenty-one ways all told. More might be found; 
especially if the Latin (" declined ") forms were included. Of the 
foregoing, only two (Bridgeham and Brigham) are known by the 
writer to have crystallized into patronymics. 

Seeming discrepancies disappear by bearing in mind: — 

1. The Saxons had several forms for their word bridge, i. e., 
brycg, brygc, bricg, brigg, and bryc; all equivalent to the " brig " in 
our surname. 

2. The Teutonic word home was taken by colonizers to England; 
and lingers in the " North countrie." 

3. Holm was (formerly) interchangeable with ham. Brigham 
(Scotland) was sometimes styled (in early days) Brigholm. 

4. The letter h is an aspirate; and so, inserted or dropped, does 
not influence the pronunciation. We now spell our name " Brig- 
ham " but pronounce it " Brig'am," is if the h were omitted. 



ENGLIsfi BRIGHAM PLACES 5 

5. The insertion of e, elision of a,, and doubling of g are readily 
accounted for; by individual idiosyncracy, as well as by diver- 
gence of racial phonetics. In Hotten's work (List of Emi- 
grants) we find " Thomas Brig (g) ham," the second g in paren- 
thesesj to indicate the conventional spelling. 

6. But the changing of historic " Brigham " (Scotland) to mod- 
ern " Birgham " (pronounced Bur-jam) is to us inexplicable; 
although " North countrie " dialecticians may see a logical transi- 
tion. 

Ill 
ENGLISH BRIGHAM PLACES 

There appear to have been several early Brigham localities whose 
names have been changed in succeeding centuries, as we learn from 
the Domesday Book (p. 83, b). 

Whatever may be the modern appellations of the places there 
mentioned the author has not learned. 

BRIGHAMj NORFOLK 

Bricgham, Norfolk Co., is mentioned (among other places) in 
Calendar Close Rolls (Ed. 2, 1313-1318, p. 373). This is the 
" Royal Manor of Bridgeham," mentioned in the Records of the 
Historical MS. Com. (London), Vol. 10, prt. 3, pp. 81, 199 (Gowdy 
MSS.). It was called Brigham in the Middle Ages until after 1500 
(see Particulars for Grants, Index Locorum — Henry VIII., Pub. 
Rec. off., London). 

Stacy (Hist. Norfolk Co., 1829) says it was named from the 
bridge which was the passage to Rovrtham Cross, a way much fre- 
quented by pilgrims traveling from Suffolk and other parts to our 
" Lady of Walsingham." 

Bridgham is situated two miles from the Harling Road Station 
and six from Thetford Station on the Great Eastern Ry. No 
Brigham is there. In fact, the only one in Norfolk Co. Directory 
lives in Norwich (an old Brigham habitat), twenty miles distant. 

Bridgham parish contains the Manor of Hackford and the village 
of Rondham (whose church was burned many years ago). Its 
ancient church has an old Norman north porch, and, as there is no 
tower, its two bells hang in a yard-house. 

BRIGHAM, YORKSHIRE 

The most persistent Brigham line (so far as records show) were 
dwellers in this town, from the time of the Norman Conqueror 
(l606) to the present generation; a pedigree of heirship can be 
found in Poulson's Holderness. 



6 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

From Monasticon Eboracense (Burton, York, 1758) we ascertain 
(p. 218) that the Priory of Bridlington (founded in the reign of 
K. Hen. I.) had lands at " Brigham " from various donors. 

Chronica Monasterii de Melsa (1242-'69) has an account from 
William of Driffield, 9th Abbot, of an " inquisition " held at the 
" Hermitage of Brygham." 

From Dugdale's Visitation (from Heralds' College, 1655-73) we 
learn, that from the time of Glover's Visitation (1585), the families 
of gentlemen in Holderness had decreased in number from 39 to 
17: of which latter number appears " William Brigham of Brigham 
& Wyton, Esq., aged 52." 

Sheahan & Whellen's History and Topography of the City of 
York and the East Riding of Yorkshire (1856, p. 473) recites: — 

" Brigham Township extends over an area of 1,470 acres, and 
contains 139 inhabitants. The ratable value is ^1,553. The family 
of Brigham possessed the whole of the Brigham Estate, . . . and 
their pedigree is fully recorded in Heralds' College from 1100 to 
1853. . . . The Hamlet of Brigham is situated on the River Hull, 
near Frodingham Bridge, about five miles southeast from Driffield, 
and one mile southwest of Foston." 

BRIGHAM, CUMBERLAND * 

This is a very ancient settlement, and has been the theater, in 
earlier ages, of stirring and important events. 

Inquisitio Eliensis (p. 515, a) records the early " Church in Brig- 
ham, with 12 acres of free land, rated at 2 shillings." 

The parish of Brigham (which includes ten townships) lies on 
the south side of the River Derwent, spanned by a fine bridge, whose 
opposite shore was the site of a Roman fortress. The locality is 
a few miles west of Cockermouth, and a few east of Workington (its 
seaport), being in Allerdale ward, and the archdeaconry of Rich- 
mond. It is about five and one-half miles in extent, north and 
south, and four miles east and west. 

Soon after " The Conquest," this locality passed from William 
de Meschines to Waldeof, who, it is believed, built here a great 
castle, which became the baronial seat of his successors, the lords 
of Allerdale. Situated upon " The Marches," between two hostile 
nations (Scotland and England), these lords were courted by both 
great powers, and almost continually at war in behalf of that king- 
dom to which might temporarily be owed a changeful allegiance. 

* Published authorities : Nicholson & Burns Hist. Westmoreland & 
Cumberland, Vol. II, p. 59; Hutchinson's Hist. Cumberland, Vol. II, p. 
104; Carlisle's Topographical Diet, of England; Lewis' Top. & Hist. Diet, 
of England., p. 232; Magna Britania; Annals of the Caledonians, Picts & 
Scots, (Ribson, Edby., 1828), Vol. II, p. 228; Cronicon Cumbriae. 



ENGLISH BRIGHAM PLACES 7 

The castle, built of material brought from the old Roman fortress 
over Durwent, was in 1648 garrisoned for the royal cause; but after 
a month's siege dismantled. The gate house and adjoining rooms 
(including double dungeon capable of guarding 100 prisoners) were 
the last relics of the ruins to pass into oblivion. The castle and 
manor descended from Waldeof to Fitz Duncan (nephew of the 
Scottish King Malcolm) ; and his coheiresses — ^who married into the 
families of Albemarle and Lucy — shared in moieties. On the death 
of William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle, without issue, this 
moiety lapsed to the crown, was bestowed upon Piers Gavestone, 
and in 1323 granted by K. Ed. II. to Anthony, Lord Lucy, who 
possessed, by inheritance, the other moiety. His sister and heiress, 
Maud, in 1369, settled the property upon her second husband, 
Percy, Earl of Northumberland. The next Lord was Seymour, 
Duke of Somerset, by marriage with the only daughter of the last 
Earl Northumberland; thence unto the Earls of Egremont, to whom 
belong the court-leets and dismissions for the copyhold tenants of 
Brigham. 

Brigham Church (dedicated to St. Bridget and formerly rec- 
torial) is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Books (in 
1808) at £ 20, 16, 1-2, situated in the diocese of Chester, arch- 
deaconry of Richmond and deanery of Copeland. The modern East 
End of the village is called " Eller Beck " Brigham. 

The published inscriptions of the graveyard from 1666 to 1876 
(H. T. Wake, Cockermouth, 1878) do not show a single decedant 
of the name Brigham. The present vicar does not think the 
family has ever been prominent in the community; though he cites 
one who died in Cromwell's day, fighting in defense of Cockermouth 
castle. But in 12l6-'72 there was a noble family of the name there 
whose male line, that of Waldeve de Brigham, was early extinct. 

BRIGHAM, BERWICKSHIRE 

Brigham (modern Birgham — pronounced Bur-jam), Berwick- 
shire, Scotland,* is a very ancient settlement situated at the head of 
Tweed navigable waters (in salmon fishing second only to the Tay) ; 
and, as its name implies, once spanning its flood by a bridge, now 
only a tradition. Lying on " The Marches," it was for ages rent 
by wars between the ever-contending England and Scotland; and 
is but three miles from famous " Wark " castle, nor far from Norham 

* Some published authorities: Lewis' Topographical Diet, of Scot- 
land (1846), p. 128; Carlisle's Topo. Diet, of Scot. (1813); Statistical 
Ace. of Scot, by Haddington (1845), p. 50; Ordnance Gazetteer of Scot., 
Groome, (London), p. 157; Ridpath's Border Hist., pp. 104, 166; Ex- 
chequer Rolls of Scotland; Chronicle of Roger de Hovenden; Acts of the 
Parliaments of Scotland, pp. m, 441, 442, Vol. II, pp. 124, 125; Haile's 
Annals of Scotland; Calendar Patent Rolls. 



8 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

similarly famed, in the midst of a district immortalized by the poet- 
novelist, Scott. That Brigham was anciently an important center 
we may infer from meetings of parliament held, and " Brigham 
Treaty " confirmed here. 

This village is situated in the parish of Eccles (so called from its 
number of ancient churches). Ecclesiastically, it is a chapelry, 
appendant to the rectory of Eccles, the ancient seat of Cistercian 
nuns (antedating preserved history), whose nunnery (according to 
Hovenden and the Melrose Chronicle) , refounded by Gospatrick, 
Earl of March, is now only a fragment of ruins. The town is on 
the main highway from London to Edinburgh, and noted for several 
several ancient events, among them being the following: — 

In 1188, William the Lion, King of Scots, with his bishops, earls, 
barons, and vassals met (at Brigham) Hugh, Bishop of Durham, 
who was sent by English King Henry 11. to collect a " Saladin 
tenth " tax to carry on the Holy Land crusades. The tax was not 
granted. 

March 17, 1290, Queen Margaret held here a parliament, at which 
letters were drafted by the magnates of Scotland regarding the 
marriage of their Queen with Prince Edward (son of K. Ed. I. of 
England). This assembly also communicated its consent to the 
Norway King, whom it requested to send his daughter speedily to 
England. 

July 18, 1290, the " Treaty of Brigham " was here consummated 
(Patent 18 Ed. I., m. 9) ; but renounced by the Scottish King Baliol 
two years after. By this marriage contract between Q. Margaret 
and Prince Edward, the independence of Scotland was recognized. 
(The death soon after of the young queen, in one of the Orkneys, 
defeated the intended marriage.) 

According to de Hovenden, " Bricgham " was in 883 the property 
of St. Cuthbert. In the National MSS. of Scotland (Craig, 1867)j 
prt. 1, facsim. 7, one may see a facsimile of a charter of English 
King William II. to Durham church, 1097-1100, including the 
" Messuage of Brycgham," with adjacent lands, woods, and waters, 
and all wrecks of ships and other customs, to God and St. Cuthbert 
forever. 

In the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland are found various spellings 
of the locality and references to some of its subdivisions. 

In the MSS. Dept. of the British Museum, we examined an inter- 
esting small parchment with red seal, being the Appointment of a 
Deputy to hold " Jours de Marches " at Brigehamhalgh, a. d. 1394. 



%> : 21 




1. Earl Grey Monument, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 2. Brigham Forge. 3. Site of 

Ancient Chapel "Birgham." 4. Field of Parliament where 

Treaty of Brigham was ratified. 



JOURNEY TO BRIGHAM PLACES 9 

IV 

AUTHOR'S JOURNEY TO BRIGHAM PLACES 

Four places in Great Britain bear the name of Brigham: one in 
Yorkshire, and two in Cumberland, England; the fourth is just 
over the border, in Berwickshire, Scotland. 

Starting from London, four hours finds one at York, the ancient 
Roman capital. Here change cars for Driffield, situated in the 
East Riding of Yorkshire. About half way you change at Market 
Weighton, thence a short run across the " Wolds " reaches Driffield, 
early capital of the " Saxon Kingdom." 

In a dogcart we make our five-mile drive to Old Brigham, York- 
shire, through a landscape of level, fertile farms, studded with sub- 
stantial buildings, surrounded by abundant ripening crops. Much 
of the distance we are alongside a canal, which runs from Driffield 
toward Hull. We saw only one boat, and that drawn by a man 
whose mother was tending rudder. As the craft sat low, it carried 
cargo. The man, with broad strap across his arms and chest, 
slowly drew it through the water. 

At four cross-roads, we found a signboard, one of whose arms 
pointed toward " Brigham " hard by. Soon we climbed a slight 
rise, called " Brigham Hill," which commands a pleasant view in 
all directions. 

As we proceed up " Brigham Lane," we pass the post-office and 
an old sand pit on the right, while on the left are a few low buildings 
occupied by a blacksmith and harnessmaker. In the rear is a farm 
called " Little Brigham." Just over the brow of the hill we reach 
the " Manor House," whose extensive buildings betoken that the 
proprietor, Mr. Stork, is a prominent breeder of hackney horses. 
At the foot of the hill, by the canal, stands the public house, known 
for generations as " The Brigham Arms." In truth the family 
coat-of-arms used to grace the sign; but forty years ago, when the 
place was sold by the Brighams, it was taken down, never again 
to be seen there. 

A drawbridge spans the canal, and below the " Arms " is " Brig- 
ham Landing;" years ago a thriving hamlet, now simply a rural 
district, with no distinction to individualize it. In an adjoining field 
(" Sledmere Farm "), a stone slab chronicles in Latin * the passing 

* Translation: "William Brigham, surgeon, firm , and zealous in the 
faith of his ancestors, lived 56 years. He died at Manchester on the 10th 
before the Kalends of August, in the year 1815. In memoriam of a most 
kind and indulgent father, William, his eldest son, caused this stone to be 
erected here within the relics of his ancestral territory, handed down to 
this time from the Norman Conquest, through a continuity of ancestors." 



10 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

of the Brigham race, after continuous possession from the Norman 
Conqueror's time. The generous erector neglected to enclose or 
even raise it above surrounding meadows. We fear another half 
century will have witnessed its overthrow. 

Witness the extent of this ancient estate: An extract from Coram 
Rege Rolls (40 Ed. iii.), being taken from an Inquisition Post Mor- 
tem at York Castle: George Brigham, Lord of the Manor of Brig- 
ham Yorkshire, died without issue in 1576, leaving real property, 
which by marriage settlement had been entailed upon his nephew, 
Francis Brigham, as follows: "15 messuages, 20 cottages, 5 tofts, 
16 crofts; 1200 acres of arable land, 800 acres pasture, 1200 acres 
meadow, 500 acres moor and marsh, 500 acres turf, in Brigham." 
Surely this 4200-acre estate is no inconsiderable property; and as it 
was in the family 750 years, have we not cause for pride because of 
the tenacity with which succeeding generations clung to one of our 
clan cradles.^ 

On our way to Scotland, we stopped at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
the magnificent " second city " of the United Kingdom. Our family 
have been prominently identified with this city. Though veiled in 
obscurity, it is certain that for at least three generations, from 
I486 to 1550, they were in the lead of Newcastle families. During 
that period, Robert, Christopher, and Robert Brigham, each in turn, 
became sheriff and afterward mayor of this city. 

Christopher B., a merchant of means, founded " Brigham Hos- 
pital," near the north walls, contiguous to Pilgrim Gate. This 
institution has disappeared. The city walls have been demolished; 
while along the western boundary of the Brigham Hospital site 
runs Grey street, one of the grandest avenues in all England; and 
opposite towers the monument dedicated to Earl Grey, the dis- 
tinguished reformer. 

In proof of the dignity of said Christopher, we might add, King 
Henry VIII. (Pat. 4 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 8) granted him a patent, 
whereby he was excused from serving on juries, etc., and had the 
privilege of sitting with his hat on in the presence of the King and 
his heirs. 

To reach Brigham, Scotland, via the east coast, you change at 
Berwick and go to Coldstream; whence a four-mile drive is made 
over fine roads, through a beautiful rolling country of first-class 
farms. Brigham is a single street a mile long, made up chiefly of 
one-story scattered cottages, including ale-houses and a post-office, 
A few cots are ruinous, and others have been pulled down. The 
two principal farms are " Long Birgham " and " Birghamhaugh." 
When the spelling became changed I know not, but BzVgham 
(Bur- jam) it is now altogether called. In history it is known as 
Bn'gham. 




Brigham, Yorkshire 

1. Brigham Monument: Estate held by Brigham Family from 1100 to 1853. 

2. Manor House. 3. Brigham Arms and Landing. 4. Brigham Hill. 



JOURNEY TO BRIGHAM PLACES 11 

The town lies a half mile from the Tweed, to which it runs 
parallel. The river offers excellent trout and salmon fishing, es- 
pecially at the bend to " Dub/' a deep, still pool between rapids. 
From Birghamhaugh bend to its mouth, the Tweed is the boundary 
between England and Scotland; and it is tradition that a bridge (as 
the name of the village suggests) once spanned the flood at this 
place; but no trace remains. The same lamentable truth holds of 
the ancient chapel, whose site is pointed out. Birgham's (Brigham) 
recorded history dates back more than 1,000 years. 

Its early annals were glorious. In 1188 Henry II. sent am- 
bassadors thither, who met with the Scotch King, to consider con- 
tribution to one of the crusades; in 1290 the Scots met here to ratify 
the proposed union of Prince Edward of England with Margaret of 
Scotland; in 1290, the " Treaty of Brigham" was solemnized here, 
providing for the freedom of Scotland; in 1291, the twelve competi- 
tors for the Scotch throne met here, to present their claims. They 
still point out a field as the place where Parliament convened. 

In the old burying ground (some of whose stones reach back into 
the l600's) not a Brigham name is found. The present lord para- 
mount is Earl Home, whose chief residence is a few miles distant 
toward Coldstream. He now fishes in " Brigham Dub," and shoots 
game in the preserve " Birgham Wood." 

Carlisle (Topographical Diet, of Scotland), speaking of Birg- 
ham, says: "During 1830-'31, no less than ninety-four persons 
emigrated to America." Perhaps many years before a Brigham per- 
formed a similar act. We doubt much, however, that there was any 
by the name still living there at the time when " Thomas the Puri- 
tan " began to figure in our pedigree. Let me not forget to men- 
tion, the vulgar phrase, " Go to Birgham," is frequently used in the 
neighborhood, in the sense of our phrase, " Go to Halifax." 

Brigham, Cumberland, lies southwest of its Tweed namesake: 
like which, in the days of inveterate border strife, it belonged 
now to Scotland, now to England, as each might become the vic- 
torious aggressor. Borne many a mile through purple heather, we 
change cars at Carlisle, from which a short run brings one to 
Brigham, Cumberland. Nearing the town, we see the long stone 
bridge (whose prototype ages ago gave name to the place) spanning 
the Derwent. 

Hard by the station stands the time-honored church dedicated to 
St. Bridget, whose masonry has been largely modernized. On the 
vestry wall hangs a small brass tablet dated 1633, in memory of one 
Swinburne, Knight. Some interesting fragments of carved stone 
(formerly parts of the edifice) are placed about the altar. The 
environing churchyard contains a choice collection of unique slabs, 
very large and massive. They reach back into the l600's, but no 



12 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Brigham name is found. Near the old vicarage, but graded quite 
over when the railway was built, is the historic location, " Nun's 
Well/' to whose merits the poet Wordsworth composed a sonnet. 
A more commonplace spot, in its present aspect, would be hard to 
find. 

To reach the village, walk a mile up a good hill, passing through 
" Brigham Low Houses," consisting of two country inns, the " Lime 
Kiln " and the " White Sheaf." At the latter, they recalled the 
visit of our kinsman, the late Dexter H. Brigham of Springfield, 
Mass., who at our first Marlboro meeting, kindly gave us all as a 
souvenir, an excellent cut of Brigham church. 

In going up " Brigham Hill " you pass along a causeway, from 
which you look down on either side fifty feet or more into vast pits, 
the beds of worked-out lime kilns, and try to realize what a great 
industry this must have been from time immemorial. Three kilns 
are in present use. 

Reaching the height of land, and the one winding street of the 
older village, you see at a glance what a diary of history lies about, 
could it but play the oracle and speak. Old farm-houses and barns 
are interspersed with newer town residences. We turn westward, 
and descending gradually some half mile come to the modern Brig- 
ham schoolhouse, built in solid masonry in excellent taste, surrounded 
by a substantial high stone wall. The children come trooping to 
dinner, their wooden-bottomed shoes, as they romp along, resounding 
like a squadron of horse guards. Retracing our steps, we turn off at 
a private gateway leading to the Fletcher mansion, late home of 
the chief citizen of the community. 

The east end of the village, on the height of ground, consists of 
modest but substantial and well-designed modern residences, whose 
front yards bloom with a profusion of beautiful flowers. From 
proximity to a small stream, it is frequently called " Eller Beck " 
Brigham. Beyond was "Brigham Commons"; but about a score 
of years ago it was divided among property owners, and is hedged 
off into many a sightly field. 

From Brigham to Keswick is a delightful ride through the 
famous Lake District of England, bounded by oval hills, covered 
with purple heather. Up the Greta River from Keswick a short 
mile we reach the hamlet of Brigham.* The lower portion, called 
" Brigham Nook," consists of a neighborhood of well-kept cot- 

* A courteous letter from the Vicar, Rev. H. D. Rawnsby, contains ■ 
the following: " Brigham by Keswick is in the ecclesiastical district of 
St. John's, carved out of the ancient parish of Crosthwaite in 1866. It 
has, so far as known, no founder, but took its name from the fact, at 
some time, probably in the XII or XIII century, a bridge would be put 
up across the river, the builders of said brig being, in all likelihood, the 
members of the monkish Brotherhood of St. Anthony, who were gathered 
here, to help people across fords and guide them over the hills, and to 




Brigham, Cumberland 
1. Main Street. 2. Schoolhouse. 3. Approach to St. Bridget's Church. 

4. Bridge over Derwent. 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM " ARMIGERS " 13 

tagesj one ale-house, and an excellent school erected in 1851, attended 
by about one hundred pupils of both sexes from the agricultural 
and manufacturing population, a part of the instruction being gar- 
den-work. At this place, " Brigham toll-bar " (or bridge) of ma- 
sonry crosses the Greta, leading toward Skiddaw, most famous of 
the mountains, only one and one-half miles distant. 

Passing through the village, a short walk upon the left-hand road 
brings the visitor to " Brigham Forge," a picturesque sheltered 
spot, where the Greta is spanned by another stone bridge, and the 
power from the fall drives electric and laundry plants.* 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM "ARMIGERS" 

The science of heraldry was devised to distinguish persons and 
property and record descent and alliances. It dates from the 
twelfth century. The earliest document, compiled about 1240, is .a 
roll of arms of the King and nobility in the reign of Henry HI.; 
by which time armorial ensigns had become hereditary. 

There is a great abuse of arms in the United States of America, 
where their use is proscribed by the Constitution, and they are dis- 
played merely for sentiment, often without knowledge of rules 
appertaining to the science. Hence the erroneous assumption of 
arms, because borne by a family of the same name, though proof of 
descent be inadequate or even entirely lacking. Another abuse is 
the common adoption by ladies of crests upon their note paper, 
notwithstanding that crests belong exclusively to gentlemen. 

The subject is here treated, not that the American Brighams are 
known with certainty to be of " armigerous " descent, but because 
many bearing this surname are recorded among the gentry of Great 
Britain, and are thought worthy of some attention in this work. 
., The Herald's College of Scotland does not contain any Brigham 
information; f but the English College of Arms in London has 

ferry pilgrims across to the shrine of St. Herebert of Derwenwater. 
There really is no history attaching to this little Brig, or Bridge, Hamlet 
or Brighamlet." 

See also " Keswick and Its Neighborhood," pp. 56, 57. (Windermere, 
1852). 

* In the ancient register of the Diocese of Carlisle is recorded the 
will of Thomas " Brigholme," A. D. 1361. (Hist. MSS. Com.— London, 
Eng.— Vol. IX, p. 196, b.) 

" Lyon Office, Edinburgh, 14 Dec, 1900. 
■\"Sir: — There is no doubt, as you say, the name Brigham is more 
English than Scottish. No arms have ever been recorded here for any one 
of the name. 



" J. Balfore Paul, 

" Lyon King of Arms. 



14 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

considerable. We had a " search " made through the Records onlyj 
and secured numerous items (mainly corroborative of published 
pedigrees). 

Burke's General Armoury has the following items: 

1. Brigham (Cannon End, Co. Oxford), Argent, a fleur-de-lis 
within an orle of marlets sable. 

2. Brigham (Cumberland), same arms. 

3. Brigham or Briggam (Yorkshire), same arms. Crest, a boar's 
head bendways couped sable. 

4. Brigham (Yorkshire), Argent a fesse sable between three 
Arefoils slipped gules (another of the second). Crest, on a cloud 
a crescent between two branches of palm in orle. 

5. Brigham (Yorkshire), Argent, a fesse between three trefoils 
slipped gules. 

6. Brigham (Yorkshire), Argent, a saltire engrailed vert. (An- 
other sable.) 

7. Brigham (Foxley House, Co. Chester, formerly of Brigham, 
Yorkshire), Argent, a saltire engrailed vert. Crest, out of a ducal 
coronet a plume of feathers. Motto, In cruce solus. 

8. Brigham ( ), azure, a chevron between three lions rampant 
or.* 

To these, we add the arms of the " New Castle" branch: 

9. Argent, a saltire engrailed vert; in chief, a crescent sable. 

We meet with numerous items, scattered through the records, con- 
cerning Brighams; which (considering that it is a "place" sur- 
name) shows a rather surprisingly early distribution of the family 
name; for in the earlier ages the British were, as a rule, very tena- 
cious of accustomed localities, and families remained identified 
with certain places for centuries. 

SOME BRITISH BRIGHAM PEDIGREES f 

From Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids 
(1284-1431, Vol. I., pp. 424, 487), the " Bryghams " appear to 
have been early domiciled (or interested in lands, at least) in 
" Faleton, Harrygg Hundred, Devon " Co. ; " Thomas de Brygham " 
owned three- fourths of a knight's fee there in 1346; and " John de 
Brygham " the same amount in 1428. But the family either removed 
or died out. 

" Robert de Brigham " in 1332 was proctor for the Prior of Ely. 
{Hist. MSS. Commis., Vol. VI., p. 296, MSS. Lord Leconfield, Pet- 
worth House, Sussex.) 

* We have not learned where these arms were used. 
f We include here pedigrees from such sources as to render it clear 
that the families possessed coat armor, though no record of it is preserved. 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM " ARMIGERS " 15 

About 1300 we find a record of three generations in Lincolnshire 
— Richard, Thomas, and Richard de Brigham. {Calendarium Gene- 
alogicum. Vol. L, p. 259; Vol. II., p. 693.) 

Marshall's Visitation of Northumberland has this pedigree: 

Knight. 
Arms: Three bendlets; on a canton, a spur. 

Wm. Knight, Co. Deeby= • • • • Hobson of Cambr. town. 
Rector Gransden Parva 
Co. Cambr., o. about 
1645 ce. abt. 63. 



Wm. Knight, eldest son, = Anne dau. John Hacker Flintham, 



Gransden Parva, o. about 
24 Feb. 1659 a?. 69. 



Nott. Co. 



Jane (eldest of 7 daus.) — Thomas Brigham, Swavesey, Cambrsh. 

From a Catalogue of Ancient Deeds (Vol. I., p. 523, c. 1372), 
under date " Thursday in the Octave of the Purification, 17 K. 
Ed. I." (a. d. 1289), Warwickshire, we note, "Grant by Sarah, 
late the wife of Thomas Sorel of Birmingham, to Robert de Brig- 
ham, of her bondmen and villeins, Richard, son of Peter le Bule; 
Arice, daughter of Humphrey Frideau, and Agnes, daughter of 
Galfrida, daughter of Margaret, of the same place, with all their 
belongings." 

Coming now to the neighborhoods of the Brigham places, we find, 
as anticipated, the Brigham surname in evidence, though the records 
are, as a rule, fragmentary. 

In Norfolk County (seat of the " royal manor of Brigham " — 
modern Bridgham), we find one " Alande Brigham" as early as 
1297 (Coram Rege Rolls, K. Ed. I., p. 289). 

In Parkin's Topographical History of the County of Norfolk 
(Vol. VI., p. 144) the heirs of one William de Brigham are named, 
as being part owners in a knight's fee of land in Bradenham Manor 
in 1347. 

Over the remains of Adam Brigham, who died at Norwich, 
England, in 1685, aged 54: 

" In youth, I poor and much neglected went, 
My gray and wealthy age in mirth I spent, 
To honors then, I courted was by many, 
Altho' I did in nowise seek for any; 
But what is now that wealth, that mirth, that glory? 
Alas! 'Tis grave, 'tis dust, 'tis mournful story: 
Ne'erless, my soul through Christ a place enjoys 
Where blessed Saints with him in God rejoice." 
(" Chronicles of the Tombs," by Thos. Jos. Pettigrew, p. 448). 



16 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

There are Brighams in Norfolk to-day who appear to have 
descended in unbroken local lines for centuries. 

Of Brigham, Cumberland, we find families : — " John de Brigge- 
haim " appears as witness to a grant about 1210 (Calendar of Docs. 
Relating to Scotland, Vol. I., p. 97). This may be the "John" 
found in the following pedigree, whose male line early died out: 

Waldeve de Brigham, temp. Hen. 3,) (l216-'72) = 



John 



I I 

Alice = Robert de Yaverwyth Jean := Thos. de Hothewayt. 

(De Banco Rolls, Mich, 2 Ed. II., m. 220.) 

From the De Banco Rolls (MSS. Series, Vol. XXVIII., p. 863) 
one finds that in 1274 John and Thomas Brigham, sons of Adam de 
Brigham, had lands in Galenter. From Coram Rege Rolls (p. 583, 
23 Ed. III., 23 Ric. II.), Thomas Brigham was in Cumberland in 
1381. Ibid., 14 Hen. IV. has this pedigree: — 



( ( 



John de Brigholm " = 



William de B.=Isabella=Robt. Bakhonse Peter, bro. of John= 

o. s. p. , seized 2nd husb. I 

of lands in I 

Castelbrigg. Galfred, son & heir= 



John Smith, son & heir. 



But the Brighams of Cumberland early either died out or removed; 
for there is no evidence of them in the preserved parish records of 
Brigham (Cumb.), which run back about 300 years; we get no light 
from Brigham graveyard, whose epitaphs run back to 1660; nor do 
the wills for the Deanery of Copeland disclose any Brigham estates. 

Concerning Brigham, Berwickshire, Scotland: notwithstanding 
there are no Brigham wills of this county of record between 1562 and 
1670 (the period of our search); notwithstanding, moreover, that 
" Lyon King of Arms " writes me, " I do not think any one of the 
name [Brigham] ever possessed land in Scotland, or that the family 
was conspicuous in any way " — there are brief scattered notes which 
are more hopefully eloquent. Indeed, it would be strange had not 
someone assumed for his surname the name of that town shown by 
records to have been of the early importance of Brigham, Berwick. 
But, being upon " The Borders," the devastations of innumerable 
conflicts have destroyed local records. 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM " ARMIGERS " 17 

From Whellen's History of Cumberland (based on Nicholson and 
Burn & Hutchinson) we learn: — 

" Sir Ranulph Bonekill had issue Alexander, whose son Adam 
gave Aiverthwaite, parcel of his Manor of Uldale, to the priory of 
Carlisle. Said Adam had issue a son Alexander, whose daughter 
and heiress was married first to John Stuart, Kinsman of the King of 
Scotland, and afterwards to David Brigham, a Scottish Knight re- 
nowned for his prowess and bravery ; and by this marriage the Manor 
of Uldale passed to the Brigham family. This David Brigham 
was a companion of William Wallace, who was executed at London 
(temp. Ed. I.), for resisting that King, having joined with Robert 
Bruce. Wallace was of extraordinary strength, and Brigham an 
exceedingly good horseman; whence came the Scots' rhyme: 

" The man was ne'er so wight nor gend, 
But worthy Wallace durst him bide; 
Nor ever horse so wild or wend, 

But David Brigham durst him ride." 

Palgrave (Docs, and Recs. Illustrtg. Hist. Scotland, Vol. I., pp. 
193, 291, 315 and 355) shows that this " David de Breghyn " resided 
at Brigham, Scotland, and was upon the scene at about the " Treaty 
of Brigham " epoch. 

William Brigham, 1525, is seized of lands in the "Lordship of 
Brigham" (Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Vol. XV., p. 638). In 
1559 " Adam Birgem " is seized of lands in the same (Ibid., p. 445). 

In 1590, "Elizabeth Birgen, haeres Adami Birgen, patris " has 
" 2 terris husbandiis cum 12 acris terrarum, in dominio de Birgen." 
(Retornak Rolls, Scotland, Vol. II., Berwick, No. 489.) From Reg. 
of the Privy Council of Scotland (Vol. IV., p. 675) it appears that 
the wife of the above Adam Brigham was " Issobell Edzeare "; also 
that their daughter Elizabeth married " Alex. Diksonn* of Newton 
in Brigham." 

It thus plainly appears that the male Brigham line of Brigham, 
Scotland, died out in the latter part of the sixteenth century. 

We add one other stray note of this Kingdom (Calend. of Docs. 
Relating to Scotland, Vol. IV., p. 233). "John Brigholme," a 
Scotch merchant, has warrant for safe conduct for one year, with his 
vessel, "Gyles, 60 tone," to trade in England with 12 mariners. 

It is, however, in connection with Brigham, Yorkshire, that we 
find the most persistent and satisfactory pedigree, so far as records 
show. It runs back to Norman times ; a period so remote that very 
few English families presume to trace their (certain) origin from 
any anterior source. 

* Dickson is a common surname thereabouts. I found stones bearing 
it in the old Brigham churchyard. 



18 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Poulson's History of Holderness* (East Riding of Yorkshire), 
Vol. II., pp. 268, 269^ 270, contains a magnificent pedigree,! credited 
to Harleian MS., 1487, p. 300 (from Glover's and St, George's Visi- 
tations, 1484-1485, 1612, edited by Foster), and a MS. vol. of East 
Riding Pedigrees in Burton Constable Library. 

BRIGHAM OF WYTON AND BRIGHAM 

WYTON. The family of Brigham is first mentioned as holding 
this manor 35 Hen. VIII.; but at what time it came into their pos- 
session is not ascertained. In that year Thomas Brigham, Esq., 
held the manor of Wyton, " 3 mess. 3 cott. 4 crofts, 6 bovates of 
arable, and 40 acres of land here, of the heirs of Thomas Constable, 
Kt., as of his manor of Constable, be the service of Knt.'s fee ; Geo., 
son and heir." 

Arms: J Argent, a saltire engrailed vert. 

Poulson says " this family is now become extinct." This is error; 
see Sheahan & Whellen's History and Topography of the City of 
York and the East Riding of Yorkshire (1856). The said Dr. Wm. 
Brigham removed from Brigham to the city of Manchester, whereby 
the family became " extinct " upon the estate of Brigham, which 
probably accounts for Poulson's statement; for it is certain that it 
was Dr. Wm. Brigham, Esq.,§ whose residence was Foxley House,|| 
Lymm, Cheshire, who sold the very last Brigham property in Brig- 
ham, Yorkshire, removed the " Brigham Arms " from the Inn, and 
erected a monument herein elsewhere referred to at length. Said 



# 



We had the good fortune to procure, at reasonable price, a new 
(uncut) copy of this, now rare and valuable, treatise, the full title of 
which is: " The History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness, 
in the East Riding of York, Including the Abbies of Meaux and Swine, 
with the Priories of Nunkeeling and Burstall; Compiled from Authentic 
Charters, Records and the Unpublished Manuscripts of the Rev. William 
Dade, Remaining in the Library of Burton Constable; with numerous em- 
bellishments; by George Poulson, Esquire, * * * Hull, MDCCCXL." 
It is composed of two quarto volumes, aggregating more than 1,000 pages, 
and by far the most valuable book which has been written of this part of 
York, wherein is situated Brigham. 

■]• Parcels of this pedigree also recorded: — Harl. MS. 1415, fol. 87, 
b.; 1430, fol. 84, b.; Dugdale's Visit. 1665/6, (Lon. Her. Coll. " Recs. 
C. 40, 109"); Add. MS. 18,011, fol. 103, b.; Her. Coll. Recs. (London) 
"C. 13, 173" and "Norfolk IX, 211"; Harl. MS. 1394, pp. 113-115, 349; 
(this MS. has many biographic, land and marriage notes) ; 805, fol. 75. 

+ Glover and St. George give the arms: " argent a fesse sable bet. 
3 trefoils slipped gules." (Probably used by one branch of the family). 
Also, the motto: " Promisit se nussurum arma Londinum." 

§ This family of " Foxley House " is recorded in Burke's " Seats & 
Arms," Vol. IV, and Walford's " County Families, etc." 

II I had a letter from the present owner of Foxley House, L. Clark, 
Esq., who kindly promised me a picture of the house and chapel. 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM " ARMIGERS " 19 

" Squire " Brigham had an only daughter, who had the misfortune 
to marry an unscrupulous Frenchman, to whose criminal actions her 
death was doubtless due. She had a child, whose whereabouts and 
descendants (if any) are to the writer unknown.* 

We include here the following pedigree, because it is believed to 
be of Yorkshire origin. 

(Brigham of Cannon End.)t 

Arms: Argent a fleur-de-lis within an orle of martlets sable. 

Anthony Brigham, Cofferer of the household to (Q. Eliz.) t = 



Thomas, Patentee Xtofer, of Cannonr=daughter of Weldon, 



for the Stanneries Inde in Com. 

in Cornwall under 
Q. Eliz. ; ob.s. p. 



Cofferer to King Henry 

vni. 



i I 
Thomas, eldest son = Dorothy, daughter Wm. 2d son. 

of John Lyne of Hedon, 3d son. 

Norwich. 



living Ao. 1634. 



I I III 

Thomas, son and heir. Anthony, 2d son. Elizabeth. Rachell. Dorothy, 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne § appears to have been the metropolis with 
which the Brighams were most historically connected. For at least 
a century, this family seems to have been in the lead: Robert Brig- 
ham was Sheriff of the city in I486, and Mayor in 1499; Christopher 
Brigham was Sheriff in 1495, and Mayor in 1504, l505; Robert 
Brigham was Sheriff in 1540, and Mayor in 1550, in which latter 
year he was also " Governor of the Merchants' Company." 

The arms || of this branch are: " Argent, a saltire engrailed vert; 

* I have had some very pleasant correspondence with Rev. I. Kennedy, 
Vicar of Foston-on-the-Wolds (only a mile from Brigham). He kindly 
cited to me the records of the Leet Courts, which used to be regularly 
held at Brigham, up to about forty years ago. 

tSee Harl. MS. 1480, fol. 44; Her. Coll. "Records, C. 29, 126; D. 
25, 5." 

t It appears that said " Anthony " was not " Cofferer," but Bailiff 
of the King's Manor of Caversham (Pat. 35, Hen. VIII, p. 14, m. 6). 

§ Authorities: Tanner's Notitia Monastica; Leland's Itinerary, Vol. 
V, p. 114; Wallis' Northumberland, Vol. II, p. 218; Hist. Antiquities of 
Newcastle, Brand (London, 1789), Vol. I, p. 342, Vol. II, p. 240; Wel- 
ford's Hist, of Newcastle, Vol. II, p. 322; Vestiges of Old Newcastle, 
Knowles & Boyles. 

II London Her. Coll. (" Recs. C. 41, 7. C") erroneously attributes to 
this family the arms of the " Horsleyie " family: "An annulet, bet. 3 
horses' heads, couped and caparisoned." 



20 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

in chief, a crescent sable." The crescent is (in the writer's opinion) 
used for "difference" (as heralds say), to indicate that this New- 
castle branch sprang from (not the eldest, but) the "second son'' 
of the parent stock. The remainder of the coat stamps them as 
(undoubtedly) of Yorkshire Brigham origin. Going yet farther, 
the writer concludes that the Newcastle branch is descended from 
" Robert " Brigham (the " second son " of John and Elizabeth 
Brigham) in the seventh generation from Walter Brigham, of 
Brigham, according to the said Poulson pedigree. 

From Flower's Visitation (1563, 1564) is learned: (1) that Wm. 
Lewen, son and heir of William, " Marchant " (and armiger) mar. 
Jane, dau. of Christopher " Brygam," both families of Newcastle. 
(A second wife, by whom 5 ch. — " Crystofer, Edward, Robert, 
William, and " Mighill.") (2) Christopher Mitford, 4th son and 
heir of Robert, of Segell, Northumberland (armiger), mar. Agnes, 
dau. of Christopher Brygham. 

Marshall's Visitation (1615) has this pedigree: 

John Jackson (armiger), of New = Jane, dau. and sole heir of Wm. 



Castle. 



Brigham, of New Castle. 



Wm. Jackson, Town Clerk of = Isabel], dau. Gilbert Read, New 



New Castle. 



Castle. 



I I 

Henry Jackson, of Cotam = Dorothy, dau. of John Jackson, of 

Mandaville, Bishoprick Mansfield. Grayes Inn. 
of Duresne, 

We close our Newcastle remarks with a curious church item: 

" Robert Darell, Archdeacon of Northumberland, made a covenant 
Oct. 9, 1537, with F. Roland Harding, Prior of the Blake Friers, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, between 6 and 9 a. m. daily, devoutly to say for 
the souls of William Darell and John Brigham, late of Newcastle, 
Merchant, their wives and children the De profundis, etc., ending 
Absolve quaesumus Domine, and Sede ad dextram." 

LONDON BRIGHAMS 

The Brigham family has been identified with the British metropo- 
lis for several hundreds of years, as is proved by items scattered 
through the records, although we find no pedigree preserved. 

" Rob. Briggeham, A. M.," 31 Jan., 1427, became Rector of the 
parish church of St. Andrew-Hubbard (sometimes called St. A. 
juxta Eastcheap), which stood in old Rope Lane, (London), and 
had a history antedating 1389- It was burned by the " Great Fire," 



HERALDRY AND BRIGHAM " ARMIGERS " 21 

and the parish united with St. Mary-Hill. (An Eccles. Paroch. 
Hist, of the Dios. of London, Newcourt, 1708.) 

One Richard Brigham was " Coach-maker to Kings James I. and 
Charles I.," as appears by a " Grant, Sept. 13, I6l9, to John Banks 
and Richard Brigham, of the office of Maker of the King's Coaches 
and other Carriages." (Calendar of State Papers — Dom. Ser., Vol. 
CLI., p. 77.) " 1620-1622. Third accompt. Bill of John Banckes 
and Richards Brigham, Coachmaker to the King. For chariots and 
other vehicles. A rich chariot for the King cost, in all, ^15." 
Again, " 1624-1625. Two long bills (respectively 13 and 9 pp-) of 
Richard Brigham, for reparations of the King's caroches and cha- 
riots. He made the total £368, but took £280 in satisfaction. There 
were two new coaches: one is said to be of the German fashion, with 
the roof to fall asimder at his majesty's pleasure [z. e., a sort of lan- 
dau]. The other was of the Spanish fashion. The like of them 
were never made before in England." (Histor. MSS. Commis., 
Lon., Vol VI., p. 326b, MSS. of Sir F. U. Graham, Bart., Netherby, 
Cumb.; and Vol. VII., prt. 1, p. 250a, MSS. of Lord Sackville, at 
Knole, Kent.) 

George Brigham was also a " royal coachmaker " ; the same au- 
thority (Vol. II., p. 583), some readable facts follow: Aug. 13, 
1645. 

" George Brigham, coachmaker to the late King, 
Thomas Brigham, his brother and administrator, et al., 

all of London." 

Then come two pages of legal proceedings, disclosing that one 
Thomas Brigham resided in Duke's Place, London; George Brig- 
ham, deceased, was in arms and died at Oxford; proceedings over a 
£200 debt owed the George Brigham estate, wherein said Thomas 
Brigham will not release one Pilchard of his imprisonment, and 
says that the committee shall make dirt of his bones before he will 
give up the mortgage; there is an order for Thomas Brigham to be 
brought before the committee for contempt. Later, John Brigham, 
pf Cottenham, County Cambridge, as executor of Thomas Brig- 
ham, deceased, was apprehended to answer contempt for not deliv- 
ering up certain writings; he was discharged from restraint, upon 
performing order of the committee. 

Concerning Thomas Brigham, " Patentee for the Stanneries " 
(i. e., tin mines) in Cornwall, we find some interesting facts. In the 
first place, this was a very valuable grant. The mines were very 
old ; in fact, the same sought out by the Phoenicians and other inhab- 
itants of the Mediterranean Sea, before the dawn of the Christian 
era. In the Calendar of State Papers (Domestic Series), preserved 
in the Public Record Office, London (Vol. CLL, p. 13, sec. 4) we 
find: 



22 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

" June 1, l603. Allegations against the patent granted to Thomas 
Brigham and Humphrey Wemmes by the late Queen, for pre-emp- 
tion of tin." (P. 152, sec. 45) Sept. 25, 1604. Warrant to Sir 
Richard Smith, Receiver General of Cornwall, to deliver tin at a 
certain rate to such persons as now lend money in repayment thereof, 
and to redeliver to Thomas Brigham and Humphrey Wemmes the 
tin sold by them to the Company of Pewterers. (Docquet.) 
(P. 157, sec. 75) Oct. 14, 1604. Reply of Thomas Brigham and 
Humphrey Wemmes to an annexed petition to the King by the blas- 
ter, etc., of the Pewterers' Company against the monopoly granted 
to them of the pre-emption of tin. (P. 335, sec. 57) Nov. 14, l606. 
Decree of the Court of Star Chamber against Richard Glover, et. al., 
Pewterers of London, for endeavoring to frustrate a patent granted 
to Thomas Brigham and Humphrey Wemmes, for pre-emption of tin 
in Cornwall and Devon." There was a " Warrant to advance 
£20,000 on loan to Thomas Brigham and Humphrey Wemmes, 
patentees for the pre-emption of tin, on their delivery of tin worth 
more than that, they having already disbursed i60,000, and being 
unable to disburse more. They will add £l,000 to their former 
rent of £2,000, and lend the tinners £ 10,000 yearly." 

" London, Feb. 23, l6l8. Assignment by John Langley to Rich- 
ard Brigham, both being of Lambeth, of the Keepership of the 
Archbishop of Canterbury's Mansion House, grounds and pasture 
land, called Lambeth Park." (Calend. State Papers, Domestic 
Ser., Vol. CLL, p. 523, sec. 29.) This Richard Brigham, Esq., 
of Lambeth, London (Comptroller of the house of the Archbishop 
Abbot), married Emelyn, daughter of Sir Robert Hudson, Bart, 
Their only daughter, Anne, married Thomas, Lord Leigh; they 
having but one child, Anne, who died young." (Magna Britannia.) 

John Brigham of the City of Westminster, London, in 1637, was 
married in the local abbey of St. Peter, to Anne, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Aylesbury. Her eldest sister, Frances, was the first 
Countess of Clarendon, and thus grandmother of Queen Mary IL, 
and Queen Anne. (London Marriage Licenses, 1521-1869? by Jos. 
Foster.) 

Nicholas Brigham, poet, jurist, and historian (for a biographical 
sketch see elsewhere herein) was buried in " Poet's Corner," West- 
minster Abbey, beside his daughter Rachel, whom he lost at the age 
of four. 

The London Directory for 1900 does not contain any Brigham 
"liverymen." But therein appear: Henry George Brigham, Sur- 
geon, Buckingham Palace Road, Dr. John K. Brigham, Finsbury 
Pavement, John (the proprietor of " coffee rooms "), and George E. 
("boatmaker"). 



NICHOLAS BRIGHAM 23 



VI 

As far as preserved records establish, Nicholas Brigham * was the 
greatest scholar, the most versatile and honored genius of all who 
have borne the Brigham name. By tradition his birth was from the 
prominent family of Caversham, Oxford, the founder of which, 
Anthony Brigham, was BailiiF of the King's Manor there tinder 
Henry VIII.; but his name does not appear in the pedigree of 
Brigham. Nicholas is reported to have finished his education at 
Hart Hall (now Hertford College). He appears to have removed 
thence to one of the Inns of Court, where he made a thorough study 
of law and history. His love for poetry, however, was a lifelong 
passion, as manifested in many flights of his Pegasus. 

Biographers say he died in December, 1559, but from the probate 
of his estate, into which I examined, it is determined that he passed 
away on the " 20 Feb. 1558." He was buried in " Poet's Corner," 
Westminster Abbey, beside his daughter Rachel, whom he lost at 
the age of four. Camden, in his work (published in 1606) upon 
those entombed at Westminster, gives the full inscription upon the 
grave of the daughter, but he does not mention anything of the 
sort concerning the father. 

The epitaph follows: " Rachael Brigham, filia Nicolai Brigham 
quadrimula ohiit, sita est juxta Galfridum Chaucerum. Obiit 1557, 
21 Junii." 

Dean Stanley (Westminster Abbey, p. 15) says: "There was 
nothing to mark the grave [of Chaucer] except a plain slab, which 
was sawn up when Dryden's monument was erected. It was not 
till the reign of Edward VI. that the present tomb, to which ap- 
parently the poet's ashes were removed, was raised, near the grave, 
by Nicholas Brigham, himself a poet, who was buried close beside, 
with his daughter Rachel." 

From the foregoing we might infer possibly that Nicholas never 

* Do not confound this Nicholas with the one spoken of elsewhere as 
" Teller of the Exchequer " to Queen Mary. The fact that they both bear 
the same name, are prominent and in London at the same period makes 
it a question of easily mistaken identification. In fact, the best modern 
English biographer of Nicholas, the poet, falls into this error, of making 
these two persons one. It is clear, however, that Nicholas, the " poet," 
died in 1558, and that his estate was administered upon in the Commissary 
Court of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster; while concerning Nicholas, 
the " Teller," I find him living as late as "1563," at ^vhich time he " en- 
tered into hall, gardens and premises of her Majesty's (Q. Elizabeth) 
Almshouses of Westminster." Very likely the two were nearly related; 
but in what degree I am unable to say, save that I do not believe the 
relationship could have been that of father and son. 



24 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

had any epitaph, although historians agree that he was herein buried 
near the tomb of Chaucer, father of English poets, to whom Brigham 
had caused a monument to be erected. 

Chaucer's ruinous tomb yet remains, black with antiquity and 
slowly crumbling to dust; but the exact spot of Brigham's grave 
cannot be determined. Even his epitaph, like that of his little 
daughter, has disappeared. 

A modern movement to repair the tomb evoked the following 
restatement : " An examination of the tomb by competent authorities 
has proved . . . there can exist no doubt, from the difference of 
workmanship, material, etc., that the altar tomb is the original tomb 
of Geoffrey Chaucer; and that instead of Nicholas Brigham having 
erected an entirely new monument, he only added to that which 
then existed the overhanging canopy," etc. (Notes and Queries, 
London, 1st Ser., Vol. IL, p. 141; quoting from Athenceum.) 

He left no will, and it is impossible to decide whether he left 
issue. He did, however, leave children of his brain, in several 
notable works, namely: (l) Rerum Quotidianarum Venationes (or 
a Diary of Memoirs, in 12 Bks.). (2) Venationibus Rerum Memo- 
rahilum, in 1 vol., being biographic in character, from which Bale, 
in his Scriptores, published in 1559, makes extract touching two 
(now obscure) English writers. (3) Diversorum Poematum, in 1 
vol., being a collection of poems from his own pen. But the only 
production now known is his epitaph on Chaucer. 

Pitts, his biographer, thus summarizes the record of his achieve- 
ments, which I render into English: " Nicholas Brigham ... In 
poetry, above the common crowd; eloquent as an orator; an experi- 
enced jurisconsult; a signally successful historian; as an antiquarian 
researcher into the lore of ancient Albion, very diligent." 



VII 

EARLY AMERICAN BRIGHAMS * 

Aside from Thomas, " The Puritan," of Watertown, Mass., 1635, 
we find some other Brighams of early date who should be mentioned 

* Briggs' " Shipbuilding on North River," etc., 1640-18T2, p. 366, 
states: "There M'as built in Scituate in 1698 the ship 'Providence,' 100 
tons, Capt. Thos. Lillie=:owners, Capt. Jno. Thomas, Saml. LiUie, John 
Borland and Joseph Brigham of Boston." 

This is an error, for Joseph Bridgham of Boston, whom we find 
(Recs. Mass., Vol. V, p. 538), " 1st Ch. Boston, made free in May Court 
1678." He died 1708/9, and was buried in King's Chapel ground. But, 
as witness of how persistent the error was, we find on the tombstone of a 
descendant (in King's Chapel), " Sarah, Dau., to Mr. Jos. and Mrs. 
Abigail Brigham, aged 1 month deed. Oct. 7, 1728.'- 



EARLY AMERICAN BRIGHAMS 25 

in this work, that they may not be confused with the line of 
Thomas Brigham the Puritan, our common ancestor, 

But first, let us introduce a name merely suggestive. From Hot- 
ten's List of Emigrants, etc., 1600-1700, p. xix., a register of all 
such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the 
" Hercules " of Sandwich (Eng.), and taken to the " plantation 
called New England in America," etc. : " Tho. Bridgen of Faver- 
sham, husbandman and his wife," 5 March, 1634. From Boys' Hist. 
Sandwich, Eng., 1692, pp. 750-1. (See also N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., 
Vol. XV., p. 29.) 

Savage (Gen. N. E.) informs us that this Thomas " Bridgen or 
Brigden " settled in Charlestown, Mass., 1634; had two sons, 
Thomas and Zachariah (grad. Har. Col. 1657 and prchd. Stoning- 
ton, Mass.), and daus. Mary and Sarah. 

Equally suggestive is an entry in Bond's excellent Hist. Water- 
town, Mass., wherein the land of one " John Brigan " in 1642 was a 
boundary line of a lot of E. Child. 

JOHN BRIGHAM OF NEW PROVIDENCE, l633 

His name is known from a letter in the Bouverie MSS., preserved 
at Brymore, near Bridgewater, Eng. (Hist. MSS. Com., Vol. X., prt. 
6, p. 85). In this letter, which is dated Oct. 28, 1633, Wm. Rud- 
yerd, Wm. Rous, Roger Floyde, and John Brigham write from the 

Island of Providence (one of the Bahamas) to (probably John 

Pym, the great English leader) concerning the hardships of life 
and agriculture on the Island. In the Calendar of State Papers 
(Domestic Ser., Vol. CLI., a. d. 1581-'90, Q. Eliz., p. 146, sec. 35), 
we learn that Mr. Secretary (probably Walsingham) has been in- 
formed by Mr. Anthony Brigham that he approves of the Western 
discoveries in America; recommends the formation of a company, 
and advises them to hearken to the offers of Sir Philip Sidney and 
Sir George Peckham. This " Anthony " Brigham may be the very 
one who was "Bailiff" to Queen Elizabeth; and the "Western 
discoveries in America," to which reference is made, are undoubtedly 
those in the West Indies. So we are justified in belie\ing that the 
" company " recommended was formed, that they did " hearken " to 
" Sir Philip Sidney" (or someone), and that this letter of " John 
Brigham " and others is information returned by them, as settlers 
of the " Company " in the New World. It is entirely natural that 
we should inquire what became of this John Brigham, who was set- 
tled and writing back to England some year and a half before our 
Thomas the Puritan was sailing out of London. 



26 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 



CAPTAIN SEBASTIAN BRIGHAM * 

Paige's Hist. Cambridge (Mass.) records: " Brigham, Sebastian, 
about 1638, bought house and garden at the northwest corner of 
Holyoke and Winthrop Sts., which he sold to John Bridge in 1639. 
He probably removed to Rowley." 

Morse's Brigham book (p. 3) finds " no further trace " than shown 
by Cambridge records. 

There are preserved several entries in the Records of Massachu- 
setts. Vol. II., p. 87, states that Sebastian Brigham (then of 
Rowley), by action of the General Court, Nov. 13, 1644, "hath 
liberty to sell wine and to keepe an ordinary." 

Ibid., p. 187, May 26, 1647, The Rowley Co., having chosen 
Sebastian B. their Captain, he is confirmed by Gen. Crt. Ibid., 
Vol. III., pp. 62, 105, 183: Capt. S. B. of Rowley is "Deputy" 
in 1646, 1647, and 1650. Ibid., p. 186: He was appointed by the 
Gen. Crt., May 23, 1650, one of a Commission to lay out the 
boundaries of Haverhill, Mass. From the published Records of 
Rowley, Mass., we learn that Sebastian Brigham was a large land- 
holder. 

From the Records of Rowley, Mass. (printed). Proem, p. vi. : 
" Sebastian Briggam was the Captain of the first military com- 
pany. Had wife, Mary. Returned to England about 1 657-1 Four 
children were born here." | 

VIII 
MARLBORO AND ITS BRIGHAMS 

As Marlboro, Mass., whose original boundaries included the pres 
ent Northboro, Southboro, Westboro, and Hudson, is the Mecca of 
the American Brigham, it is well here to give a brief summary of 
the place and its Brigham inhabitants. In 1656, thirteen of the 
leading settlers of Sudbury (the first town to the east) received 
from the General Court favorable answer to their petition for a new 
township grant: Marlboro being the result. 

Heading the list of petitioners, and one of the first to move to 
Marlboro, was Edmund Rice, who took with him his second wife, 
the widow of Thomas Brigham the Puritan, with her young Brigham 
family, whose names, however, do not appear upon' the records for 

*See also Essex Instit. Coll., Vol. XX, p. 137. 

t Blodgett's " Early Settlers of Rowley, Mass." says returned with 
family about 1656 or earlier. 

t Farmer's " Geneal. Reg. makes Sebastian's son ' John ' Brigham, a 
graduate of Harvard Coll., 1669." The " Bridgham " family is entitled 
to this honor. The earliest "Brigham" graduate was "Benjamin, 1764." 




Brigliam's Mill DanT," 



1. Priest Whitney Place, Xorthboro. 2. Join 

Northboro. 3. SaimieP Brigiiam's Tanyard, Marlboro. 
4. Burial Plot, Last of the Indians, on Thomas^ 
Brigham Farm, Marlboro. 



MARLBORO AND ITS BRIGHAMS 27 

some time. They settled upon the north side of " The Pond," not 
far from Williams' Tavern; and for the succeeding two and a half 
centuries, the Brighams have continued to people the scene. 

At the time of Philip's War, they fled to Watertown. On their 
return, such was the feeling against Indian perfidy, a petition was 
made to the General Court to divide the 6000-acre " Indian Planta- 
tion," a part of and contiguous to Marlboro. Although this was de- 
nied, the people, under the leadership of John Brigham, took a deed 
from the Indians to these lands, 15 July, 1684; and though this was 
declared " null and void " by the General Court, the white pro- 
prietors proceeded to divide and settle these lands, under the super- 
vision of their agent, the said John Brigham, who was their sur- 
veyor. In the 1686 list of proprietors we find the names of all the 
young Brighams, and their alliances, for the first time set out, viz.: 
Mercy Hunt (former widow of the Puritan Brigham, who before 
this time had married her third husband, William Hunt, also then 
dead), Thomas Brigham, John Brigham, Samuel Brigham, John 
Fay, (husband of Mary Brigham), and William Ward (husband of 
Haimah Brigham). Feeling uneasy over the adverse action of the 
Court, in 1683, the proprietors agreed that their grants " shall stand 
good to all intents and purposes, if they be attested by John Brig- 
ham, their Clerk." And so it stood, until, after a generation, having 
acquired title by possession, the General Court confirmed it. 

The first mill in town was built by John Brigham (before Philip's 
War) on Assabet River (now in Northboro), and the site was only 
recently abandoned. 

The first tannery in town was built by Samuel Brigham, and con- 
tinued in the family for generations. The shoe industry is now the 
most important by far in town; and Francis Brigham, one of Sam- 
uel's descendants, more than fifty years ago started in Hudson a 
shoe factory, which is the leading business of that town. 

In 1689, John Brigham was one of a committee of two chosen 
by the town, when the tyrant Andros was superseded by the Colonial 
Government. 

At this period new settlements to the westward were being made 
(e. g., Shrewsbury, Brookfield, Rutland, Worcester, and Grafton), 
and the Brigham family, with others, sent its colonizers. 

In Queen Anne's War, Samuel Brigham was one of the committee 
to assign the inhabitants to the twenty-six log forts erected. Among 
these, we see: "4. Capt. [Samuel] Brigham's Garrison." "10. 
Thomas Brigham's Garrison," which included his son Jonathan. 
" 14. Nathan Brigham's Garrison," and David Brigham of Edmund 
Rice's Garrison. In this war Samuel Brigham was the lieutenant 
of Capt. Howe, and thereafter received a bounty for destroying an 
Indian. 



28 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

In 1717, in reply to petition of Thomas Brigham and others, 
about half the town land, with other added (including the Rice and 
Fay farms to the westward) became the new town, "Westboro"; 
and among its first inhabitants are David and Jotham Brigham, with 
the Rice, Ward, and Fay families (related by intermarriage) repre- 
sented. Subsequently, Northboro, Southboro, and Hudson were 
carved out of the parent town; in all of which the Brighams were 
interested. 

Some Marlboro records covering a period of many years were 
lacking (and entirely lost in the Town Hall fire of 1903; showing 
the town's wise foresight in having had published a history, by 
Charles Hudson, 1862; to which the present writer owes so much), 
but in 1756, we find Thomas and Capt. Ephraim Brigham on a 
committee of five to repair the meeting-house " on the foreside and 
two ends," including glazing " with sash glass, set in wood." 

In the military history of Marlboro, the Brighams have held 
conspicuous places. Numbers took a hand in the French and Indian 
Wars, as exhibited by meager records; (Lieut. Ephraim, Sergt. 
Benj., Corps. Asa and Ithamar, privts. Paul, Noah, etc.) ; and when 
we come to the Revolution, we have full evidence of their bravery. 
In the preliminary stages, George Brigham was one of the committee 
of five to draw up a " Covenant of non-consumption of British 
goods "; and was one of three to represent the town in the " Pro- 
visional Government." 

We now come to the immortal day of Concord and Lexington, 19 
April, 1775; upon which day marched out from old Marlboro 
Captain William Brigham and Company, including 2d Lieut. 
Ithamar B., Sergts. Henry and Joseph B., Corp. Lewis B., and pri- 
vates Lovewell, George, Gershom, and Alexander Brigham; in 
Barnes' Company marched 2d Lieut. Paul Brigham, Corp. Antipas 
B., and private Jonathan; in Gates' Company, privates Henry, 
George, and Uriah; in Howe's Company, private Joel. In the same 
year, enrolled with the " eight months " men, we find Capt. Paul, 
and privates Jonathan, Abraham, Artemas, William, Uriah, Henry, 
and George Brigham. Among others who fought during this war 
are Lovewell, John Gott, David, Phineas, David, Paul, Daniel, 
Samuel, Stephen, and Aaron Brigham. (For fuller detail, turn to 
the Appendix, and individual records.) 

Illustrating school activity: Thomas and Jotham Brigham were 
on the school committee of five, irr 1745; Samuel Brigham received 
£57.10 for teaching "two school quarters," in 1747; in 1771, Capt. 
Ephraim Brigham left ,£111, a permanent fund, the interest to be 
annually expended for a school for " writing and cyphering." 
" Brigham School," thus created, gave to older pupils in the spring 



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MARLBORO AND ITS BRIGHAMS 29 

(after "common school" closing) this additional instruction; until 
the fund was merged in the general appropriations. 

We are likely to forget that slavery once existed in New England. 
In 1771, the Assessors return " 1 slave owned by Hannah Brigham." 
In 1770, the Brigham "polls" in town, with the number in each 
family, appear as follows: Samuel 1, Uriah 1, George 2, Ithamar 1, 
Paul 1, Ephraim 3, Joseph 2, Benjamin 3, Asa 1, Solomon 1, 
Caleb 2, and Winslow 1. Ephraim was one of the largest tax- 
payers. At the beginning of the next century, the Brighams num- 
ber 25 polls; making, with the Howes and the Rices, 73 of the 277 
taxpayers. 

"Brigham Cemetery" is situated on West Main Street; an en- 
closure of some acre and a half, reached through a little lane and 
commanding a pleasing landscape to the southwest. It was named 
after Capt. William Brigham and Lydia his wife, who died in 1793, 
of smallpox (one of the most dreaded foes of the early settlers) ; 
and, as forbidden to be buried in a public cemetery, were here 
entombed. In 1808 this land was deeded by Capt. William's son, 
Col. Ephraim Brigham, Esq., to the Unitarian Society; and over 
Ephraim's remains, in 1887, Lucius L. Brigham of Worcester erected 
a fine gray granite monument. About thirty Brighams are here 
buried, in a ground which, since 1882, has been kept in excellent 
condition by the income of the " Gibbon Fund." 

Of Marlboro civil oflBcers, we find: 

Selectmen: Samuel Brigham, 1707, '10; Samuel, 1741, '42, '44, 
'46, '48, '49, '54; Jedediah, 1741, '43, '47, '52; Ephraim, 1749, '50, 
'54, '56-'59, '61, '62, '65, '67, '69; Joseph, 1749, '62, '64; Samuel, 
1755; Joel, 1763, '72; Uriah, 1765, '68, '69; Winslow, 1770-'80, 
'82, '84, '86, '88, '89, '91 ; Joseph, 1771 ; George, 1774-'76; Ithamar, 
1775, '76, '78, '79, '82; Paul, 1777; Solomon, 1777; William, 1778, 
'82, '85; Daniel, 1792-'94, '97-1813; Aaron, 1795, '96, 1802-'05; 
Joseph, Jr., 1799, 1801; Paul, 1801; Ithamar, 1801, '06, '09, 'H, 
'13; Ephraim, 1808; Jedediah, 1810, '14-'l6; Ashbel S., I8I6; 
Ephraim, 1824, '25; Francis, 1846, '47; George, 1856. 

Town Clerk: Samuel Brigham, 1754, '55; Uriah, 1769; Winslow, 
1770-'80, '82; Daniel, 1807-'13; Jedediah, 1814. 

Town Treasurer: George Brigham, 1741; Ephraim, 1742, '43, 
'50, '52-'64; Daniel, 1801-'13; Jedediah, 1814-'18; George, 1855. 

Assessors: Samuel Brigham, 1739, '40; Ephraim, 1747, '59-'63, 
'65, '68; Winslow, 1769, '73, '77, '81, '82, '84-'86, '88; Asa, 1773, 
'74; Paul, 1775, '76; Uriah, 1788; Daniel, 1794-'99; Aaron, 1800- 
'06, '10; Jedediah, 1804, '08; Charles, 1849; Aaron, 1852. 

Representatives to General Court: John Brigham, 1689, '92; 
Samuel, l697-'99, 1705; Nathan, 1726, '30; Samuel, 1741; George, 



30 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1776, '77, '81; Paul, 1777; Winslow, 1783, '84; Daniel, 1803, '10, 
'12-'19; Francis, 1850, '52. 

Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1779, Winslow Brigham; 
Committee of Correspondence, 1776, Paul Brigham; 1780, Joel 
Brigham. Justice Peace, Joseph Brigham, appointed 1804. 

Of the three original Brigham settlers, two historically identified 
their names with two homesteads: Thomas, west of town (on present 
Glen St.), and Samuel, east of town (on present E. Main St.). 
John Brigham seems to have been too busy to "keep home" here; 
but he is identified by his miU (on the " Priest Whitney place ") in 
Northboro, as well as his later homestead in Sudbury. 



THOMAS BRIGHAM, THE EMIGRANT 



THOMAS BRIGHAM, THE EMIGRANT: 

1603-1653 



1 THOMAS^ BRIGHAM, born probably in England in 1603; 
died in Cambridge, Mass., 8 Dec., 1653; married, probably in 
1637, Mercy Hurd, born probably in England; died in Marlboro, 
Mass., 23 Dec, 1693. 

Governor Winthrop has left a graphic narrative of sixty-four 
days on shipboard coming hither from old England in 1630.* 
The Rev. Richard Mather also kept a journal of his passage, in 
1635, which occupied twelve weeks and two days from taking 
ship at Bristol to the landing at Boston. f These stories present 
a vivid picture of the perils and privations attending the long 
voyage Thomas Brigham encountered a little earlier in the latter 
season, from the somewhat more remote port of London. He must 
have first set foot on the New England shore early in June, for in 
one of the few passenger lists ij: of that time which have escaped 
loss or destruction we read: 

" VIII April 1635. Theis under written are to be transported 
to New England imbarqued in the Susan and Ellen, Edward 
Payne Mr (Master). The p'ties have brought certificates from 
y® Ministers and Justices of the peace y*^ they are no subsidy 
men; and are conformable to y® orders and discipline of the 
Church of England. * * * 

" Thomas Brigham 32 " 

* * * 

Aboard the same ship were Symon Crosby and his wife and in- 
fant, future neighbors in Cambridge; Ralph Hudson and Per- 
cival Green, who were to be fellow-townsmen there, and also two 
boys, Benjamin and Daniel, with their father, the learned and 
reverend Peter Bulkley, who the same year was to found the 
town of Concord and long was its pastor and benefactor. 

The record quoted, which is the earliest we have of Thomas 
Brigham, shows that he was born in 1603, wherein occurred the 

* Winthrop's History of New England, f Richard Mather's Journal. 

■jf. Hotten's Original Lists. 

33 



34 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

death of Queen Elizabeth and the beginning of the reign of the 
House of Stuart, which brought so much misfortune to the Puri- 
tans of England. 

We may yet learn from what English town or hamlet he came, 
for the great mass of unprinted and inaccessible parish and pro- 
bate records is slowly yielding each year to patient antiquarians 
more particulars of those who passed to New England. 

Landed in " the Massachusetts," perhaps he first went to live 
in Watertown; but of that we have no intimation further than 
the fact that his largest piece of planting ground was situated 
within Watertown territory. This, however, was adjacent to the 
bounds of Cambridge and only fourteen minutes' walk from the 
centre of the latter settlement, while on the other hand Water- 
town village was nearly three miles distant. In fact it was in a 
district long ago taken from Watertown and made part of Cam- 
bridge. 

Dr. Bond, who made an exhaustive study of the early settlers 
in Watertown, says: "Probably he (Thomas Brigham) did not 
reside in Watertown " (^Genealogy and History of Watertown, p. 
1006). 

A visitor in 1633 thus described the village, which in 1638 was 
to be renamed Cambridge: 

" By this side of this river is built Newtown which is three 
miles by land from Charlestown & a league & a half by water. 
This place was first intended for a city but upon more serious 
consideration, it was not thought so fit, being too far from the 
sea, being the greatest inconvenience it hath. This is one of 
the neatest & best compacted towns in New England, having many 
structures & many handsome contrived streets. The inhabitants 
are most of them very rich & well stored with cattle of all sorts, 
having many hundred acres of ground paled in with one general 
fence, which is about a mile & a halfe long, which secures all their 
weake cattle from the wild beasts. On the other side of the river 
lieth all their meadow & much ground for hay." * 

An examination of the map of Cambridge as it was in 1635, 
drawn by Mr. Charles D. Elliot, shows that the original settle- 
ment, called " the town," lay between the present college yard and 
the marsh at the river's edge. To the eastward stretched the first 
" planting field," " the small lots " and " the large lotts " form- 
ing " the Neck." To the westward of " the Town " lay the " West 
End" and beyond that the "West End Field." In "the West 
End" just within the encircling fort or stockade lived Thomas 
Brigham, 

The General Court in 1634, and again in 1635 and 1639, ordered 
that records of every man's houses and lands should be taken, 
* New England's Prospect, Josselyn, 1634. 








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THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 35 

entered in the town book and a transcript thereof handed into 
court, and that such record should be a sufficient assurance of title. 

The towns were slow in responding. The larger part of such 
an inventory for Cambridge, and that which enumerates about 
seventy proprietors, follows the date of September, 1639. 

Thomas Brigham's property is described as follows: 

" In the West end one house with three acres of Land and a 
halfe the highway to watertowne North Joseph Isack Southeast 
Symon Crosb (y) Southwest, the high waye to the Windemill Hill 
West." (P. R., p. 64.)* 

Situated thus at a corner, the lot can be identified with excep- 
tional certainty; the "highway to watertowne," now Brattle Street, 
and the " high waye to the Windemill Hill," now Ash Street, being 
two very early thoroughfares, which have maintained their identity 
from 1630 to the present day. If the curious reader cares to 
follow Ash Street to the river, he will notice that the " Winde 
mill hill " was a low one, being rather a projection of the higher 
land into the marshes; and looking up the Charles River, as it 
comes down through the broad meadows, it is still evident why, 
in 1632, the mill was removed to Boston, because only when the 
wind came from across these meadows to the west had it force 
to propel the sails. 

Forty-one pages further on, in the Proprietors' Book, this 
description is repeated, except that we now have " one Dwelling 
house with out houses." Elizabeth Isaacke is now on the South- 
east and " John Benjamin and An Crosby on the South west." 
Their father Symon died in 1639- When this property was deeded 
in 1654, it is described as " conteyning the late mansion house 
of the s^ Thomas Brigham with the Edifices, Barn, Cow houses 
and about three acres and a halfe to the same adjoyning 
a part whereof is a garden & orchards." 

Radcliffe College has lately acquired a portion of this estate, 
known as the Greenleaf estate, as it lies directly across Brattle 
Street from its grounds which contain " Faye House," " Agassiz 
Hall " and the Gymnasium building, and eventually will form its 
principal quadrangle. 

The Watertown Booh of Possessions describes Thomas Brig- 
ham's property in that town as follows (a. d. 1639): 

" Thomas Brigam. 

" 1. Thirteen Acres of upland more or less and one Acre of 
Meddow bounded the East with John Marrett & Cambridge line 
the West with Thomas Andrews & Robert Keies the North with 
Cambridge Street the South with River & Samuel Saltonstall." 

* P. R. refers to the Proprietors' Record of Cambridge, and to the 
pages as numbered in the printed publication. 



36 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Here again the bounds are of exceptional clearness: the river, 
Cambridge Street (now Brattle Street) and the " Cambridge line " 
(now Sparks Street). 

If the curious reader has followed Ash Street to the " Winde 
mill hill/' he has noticed along the foot of its short western slope 
a group of ancient willows, the willows that Lowell loved and 
sang: 

" . . . an ancient willow spreads 
Eight balanced limbs, springing at once all round, 
His deep ridged trunk with upward slant diverse. 
In outline like enormous beaker. . . . 
"This tree 
Is one of six, a willow Pleiades, 
The seventh fallen, that lean along the brink 
Where the steep upland dips into the marsh. 
Their roots like molten metal cooled in flowing. 
Stiffened in coils and runnels down the bank. 
The friend of all the winds, wide armed he towers 
And glints his steely aglets in the sun. 

— Under the Willows, James Russell Lowell. 

This group of willows bounds at one end a portion of the 
Metropolitan Park which lies between the Charles River and 
Mt. Auburn Street. At its other end Thomas Brigham's " Water- 
town Field " came down to the stream. Inland from " the wil- 
lows " the narrow Longfellow Park extends up to the front of 
Craigie House and as a memorial preserves the vista of which that 
poet was so fond, looking across the " meadows on y® south side 
the river," as the old records call them, where is now " Soldiers 
Field," and its huge white stadium, which gathers within it of 
an afternoon, a crowd in numbers double the whole population of 
Massachusetts in the days of Thomas Brigham. 

If we go up Sparks Street from the river as far as Brattle 
Street, observing that what is now Hubbard Park (or two and one- 
half acres of it) substantially represents the lot that John Mar- 
rett owned at the northeast corner of Thomas Brigham's land, 
then follow Brattle Street to Lowell Street, and thence by that 
street to the park, then to the river front, and then along the water 
to where Sparks Street would enter it, we shall have compassed 
the Watertown property of Thomas Brigham. We have also 
included about three acres at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street and 
Lowell Street that belonged to Samuel, the son of Sir Richard 
Saltonstall, the exact boundary line of which is uncertain. 

At the back of the Cambridge Proprietors' Book, without date 
but by the context perhaps as early as 1636, is recorded: " Lootts 
Given out By the towne one the South side of Charles River: in 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 37 

two Sever (al) Divissions: to severall men as followeth." In these 
as " 53 " Thomas " Bridgham " received in " The Lower Division " 
4 acres and in " the Upper division " 4 acres 7 (poles). 

Thomas was made by the General Court a Freeman of the 
Massachusetts Bay Company, April 18, 1637,* and thus became a 
member of the body politic and acquired the right to vote. Pre- 
liminary to this he must have been a member of Cambridge church, 
but its records for the early years are lost. The oath required of 
a Freeman by the law of 1634 was', as follows: 

I, A. B., being by God's providence, an inhabitant and ffree- 
man within the jurisdiction of this Commonweale, doe freely ac- 
knowledge my self e to be subject to the governm* thereof doe 
heere sweare, by the great and dreadful name of the everlasting 
God, that I wil be true and faithful to the same, and will ac- 
cordingly yeilde assistance and support thereunto, with my pson 
and estate, as in equity I am bound, and will also truely indeav' 
to maintaine and preserve all the libertyes and privilidges thereof, 
submitting my selfe to the wholesome laws and orders made and 
established by the same: and furth"", that I will not plott nor 
practise any evil against it, nor consent to any that shall so doe, 
but will timely discover and reveale the same to lawfuU authority 
now here established, for the speedy preventing thereof. More- 
over, I doe solumnely bynde myself e, in the sight of God, that when 
I shall be called to give my voice touchijig such matter of this 
state, wherein freemen are to deale, I will give my vote and 
suffrage, as I shall judge in myne owne conscience may best con- 
duce and tend to the publique weale of the body, without respect 
of psons, or favor of any man. 

Soe helpe mee God, in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

" Oc'tob'' the firste 1639" he was chosen constable and "joined 
with the Townsmen " or selectmen {T. R., p. 36). f 

" Att a Towne meeting the first Monday in Mar 1639 • • • 
It is ordered that all that is not outsyde fence in the west flfeilde 
but common ffence betweene that and the other twoe new ifeildes 
shall be Removed by the owners of the same and sett upp uppon 
the lyne betweene Cambridge and Watertow and to lessen their 
charges they shall be abated in ev''ie five Rod one Rodd and w* shall 
remaine: to be done att a generall charge as the other Rayles and 
this to be done before the first of August next ensuing uppon 
the penalttie of 5^ a rod for ev''ie defaulte. The wch order Thomas 
Parrishe and Thomas Briggam shall see to be fulfilled uppon 
the forfit of XX« a man " &c.— (T. R., p. 39). 

* Records of the Mass. Bay Colony, i. p. 373. 

t T. B. refers to the Town Records of Cambridge, and to the pages 
of the printed publication. 



38 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

At " a Court of Assistants, or Quarter Court, held at Boston, 
the 3rd of the 10th mo. 1639," Thomas Brigham was one of the 
twelve jurymen on the trial of " Marmaduke Peirce, being indited 
upon suspition of murther, was found not guilty, but was bound to 
the good behavio'', and to appear at the next Court, and to pay 
the witnesses and Nico. Davis was bound in 20^ for his appear- 
ance. — " (Colonial Records.) 

In the fall of 1640 land was granted: to Joseph Cook 400 acres, 
to Mr. Samuell Shepard 400 acres, to Captaine Cooke and Edward 
Goffe each 600 acres and to John Bridge 350 acres. When: 

John More 
There were then p'sent six of the Thomas Briggam 

seven Townsmen that subscribed * unto Thomas Marret 

theis Grauntes n ly Edwrd Goff 

John Bridge 
Joseph Cooke 

(T. B., p. 41.) 

Xth Novembr 1640 Att a Towne meeting generally of all the In- 
habit . . . There were chosen for Townsmen as followeth: 

Tho: Marret 
Thoms Parrish 
Thomas Briggam 
Joh Stedman 
Abrahm Shawe 

(T. R., p. 43.) 
8 9th month called Novem: 1642. 
Att a towne meeting . . . there were chosen . . . fFor Con- 
stables for this prsent yeare Tho Briggam 

Edwa: Oakes 

(T. B., pp. 46-47.) 

Anno 1645 were graunted by the Towne these forty seaven Lotts, on 
the west side of Monotamye river, to the sevall inhabitants of the Towne 
as foUoweth . . . 

Thomas Brigham one acr more or lesse William Manninge east, John 
Bruer west Charlestown lyne north Comon south. 

These 47 lots, of from one to 3^ acres each, were all adjacent 
to the Charlestown line with the common land to the south of them. 
Thomas Brigham's is the sixteenth from the east end. 

In the yeare 1645 . . . 

Alsoe granted the land on this side the water f lying beyond (5) miles, 
unto the seaventh mile for small farmes. The names of the prsons & 
quantities followeth, onely they that fall by lott between the 5^^ & 6th 
mile, there quantity is to be multiplied by 8: and they that between the 
sixth & seaventh mile there quantity to be multiplied by nine. & what 
the land on this side the water Cometh short to make up the prties prpor- 

* In the original record these names are all entered by the clerk. 
t Menotime. 



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THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 39 

tions here after mentioned of the land on ye other side the water, to begin 
at the nerest, & soe on. 

ac 
Itm to Herbert Pelham, Esq. late Mr Bucklies house - 13 - 00 

1 lott Tho: Brigham -10-00 

(T. B., p. 67.) • 

There are 25 lots in all. 

We do also agree and give the land at Menotime for their full prpor- 
tions of all the lands in ye Towne except Rich: Jacson John Betts: 
and Tho: Brigham (T. B., p. 69). 

The Church book of Disbursements contains this entry: 

1645. Payd our brother Briggam for something for clothinge for his 
sone 0:7:6 

(Paige's Hist, of Cambridge, p. 258.) 

This may refer to Sebastian Brigham or to John Brigham. As 
we read it, this does not seem consistent with the estate which 
Thomas Brigham possessed before and after this date. 

At a towne meting: 8<3: (4) mo 1646: . . . 

Thomas Brigham delinquent in ye Breach of the about hogs, viz: for 
his wives rescuing of two Hogs from ye Impounder when He should a 
driven them to pound, for ten at one time and two at another being 
unringed, and thre being impounded allsoe for two oxen of his: Breaking 
ye order. . . . (T. B., p. 53.) 

Thomas Brigham for ye Breach of ye Hog order to pay for ye two 
rescued away by his wife Vs and for ye other 00 - 07 - 06 

4 (9)mo 1646 
Severall men fined ( ) Breach of the orders concerning oxen and 
hogs . . . 

Bro. Brigham (for 10 hogs at one time and 

(4 at another and 3 at another 4s - 00 

(without a keeper and some unringed 

(T. B., p. 54.) 

The list of the offenders, of which this is one, includes over 
forty names, or a large part of the inhabitants of the hamlet. 

11th 8. 1647 
It is ordered that Bro. GoflFe and Bro: Ed: Oakes shall gather up the 
fines due to Bro. Cane for his fines of the oxen. 

s d 
of Robert Parker -0-8-2 

of Tho: Brigham -0-7 -8 etc 



40 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 
The list of 18 names ends with 

of Elder Champnis - -0-8 

According to this account every man is Bated one third prt of what 
he ough(t) to a payde By the towne order wch is Sd pr heade. & we have 
Concluded that every man shal pay according to this. & soe he pay but 
2d. pr heade for every default. & theese men are to be sattisfied out of 
the fines for there gathering them up (T. B., pp. 63, 63). 

Severall Officers Chosen to order the prudentiall affaires of this Towne 
for this present yeare Ensueing the date hereof. 

8th 9th 1647 . . . 
for Townsmen (John Bridge 
(Tho: Marret 
(John Stedman 
(Tho: Brigham 
(Tho: Beale (T. B., p. 69.) 

13th (1) 1647/1648 . . . 

Whereas It hath bine formerly ordered and published that all out fences 
be sufficiently made by the owners thereof before the last of this prsent 
month and the penalty of 6<i pr rod, for every rod that is found failing: 
It is now ordered that there shalbe 12<i a month penalty for every rod that 
shalbe found delinquent after the last of this prsent month is expired: 
to be demanded of the owners of such fence from time to time the 
saide monthly fine untill such time as the fence be made sufficient . . . 

John Bridge, Tho: Marrett, Tho: Brigham and Tho: Beale are appoynted 
to see this ordered uppon the owners of the fence belonging to the 
West feilde (T. B., p. 73). 

17th 3th mo. 1648. 
Thomas Brigham Bought of Williams Hamlett, ten acr of land in fresh 
Pond med. abutt. William Holman, Nathaneell Sparahauke, John Doget, 
Richard Champnis, Susan Bloget, and -William Man, North West, the 
greate swamps South East, Widow ifisher Souwest (P. B., p. 134). 

7th of the 6th mo: 1648 
thease presents witnes that thomas Brigham of Cambrigd having A 
percell of land about three akers more or les adioning to the west field 
in Cambrigd bounds being bounded Watertowne highway to the fresh 
pond Southwest great swamp north Robert parker East: hee doth freely 
Resigne up all his right & Intrest in the same into the hands of the towns- 
men from him and his for ever. Condition that they dispose of It as 
that Care be made to maintain the fence that is layd upon that land to 
beare and secure the said thomas brigham from all future damages 
theareby 
In presence of his T marke 

Roger bancroft thomas brigham 

Jonathan bower 

thomas dan forth 
this land the towns men doe asigne to thomas Marrit upon Condition hee 
make the fence. 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 41 

11th 10th mo 1648 
thomas Marrit Resigned up this land againe into the towns hand, the 
note of thease acts put upon file (P. R., p. 154). 

12 of (10) 1648 . . . 

Lands layd out, on the Rocks, on the North side the River Impr. To 
Thomas Brigham: 

Seventy two acr's Charlestowne line on the north. Cow Comon East 
(P. B., p. 138). 

The interesting story of the recent discovery of the location of 
this " small farme " is told in the Appendix to this book. 

8th of the 11th 1648: . . . 
Liberty granted to Thomas Brigham to fell some timber on the Comon 
for the Repaireing of his house and out fences, prvided it be before the 
first of June next Ensueing: (T. R., p 79). 

23th 12th mo. 1648 
Uppon an apoytment, of a generall meeting of the proprietors of the 
Lands within the west feild, we then found according to a division made 
of the fence appurtayneing to the same, formerly: everjinans pportion 
as here followeth in order, begining at the first foure Railes next the 
greate Swamp adjoyning to the ox pasture and ending at water Towne 
Line next Wm Hamletts The fence is divided in the generall for one 
acre of land, 3 pole of fence. . . . 

foot 
Tho: Brigam 12 * (P. B., pp. 335-7.) 

Thomas Brigham's is the 72d lot in 89 items. 

At a generall meeting of the pprietors of the necke of land by the 
consent of the major pt of the pprietors there was an adition of fence 

added to cache pprietor for the preserving of it from stroy: . . . 
The fence was thus devided in order following 

rod foot inch 
Impr To mr Cooke half that which lay agst his land and 

his ption for his land in the neck 5 12 

To Mr Herbert Pelham 16 5^ 

To Tho: Danforth 04 14 

Robt: Broadish 02 07 

Wm Homan 00 01 

Tho: Bridgham 00 12 

Then follow 28 others (P. R., pp. 338-9), 

The only reference to Thomas Brigham preserved in the Water- 
town records, other than the description of his property already 
quoted, is as follows: 

It is Ordered, yt acording to the complaynt of those two men apoynted 
by the towne, for the seeing unto the suflBciency of fences, wee have 
awarded, Thomas Brigham to pay unto the s^ men, yt is Garrett Church 
& John Trayne, the some of five shillings, for that he did not sett up his 
pt of fence wth his neighbors according to order (First September, 1651, 
Watertown Records, vol. i. p. 23). 



42 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

January 12 1651 . . . Goodman Brigham is Cost by the Townsmen 
the Sum of 10s : to Garrett Church & John Trayne the Town oflfeceres for 
ye not regulating his hogs according to the Towne orders (Ibid., p. 28). 

The Devission of Shaw Shine:* 

4 (4) 52 
The Number of evne mans lott, and Quantity of acres is as followeth 

• • • • ■ 

89/ Tho: Briggam 180 acres. 

• • • • ■ 

(T. B., pp. 97, 98.) 
14 (13) 1652 
Robert Parker hath liberty to Sell some timber, for his use, as also 
John flfessington, for enlarging his barne, and Tho: Brigham for railes 
(T. B., p. 101). 

14 : 12 : 1652 
It is agreed between Ri: Jacson, Tho: Brigham on the one prty and 
Mr Joseph Cooke, Edward Goffe, and Tho: Danforth on ye other prty, 
yt all differences about the fence in the necke of land, appertyning to 
Cambridge; shall be referred to the hearing and determination of Deacon 
Monsell and Tho: Perce of Charles Towne, to determine the matter in 
diflFerence between the marsh and upland, each prty to procure one of 
the said arbitrators at or before the 10th of March next ensueing. 
Joseph Cooke Richard Jackson 

Edward Goffe Thomas Brigham 

Thomas Danforth (T. B., p. 157.) 

the 28th loth mo. 1653 

The proprietors of the wood Lotts meeting together agreed to devide 
the remainder of the wood Lotts apperteyning to these Lotts formerly 
Devided in to foure Squadrants, wch was accordingly done by lott being 
in evne Squadrant thirty acres. ... In ye 4th Squadrant next Spy 
pond 

Tho: Cakes - 02 

Edw: Winship - 02^ 

Mr Michell - 06 

Abra: Errington - 01^ 

ffranc: Whitmore - 00| 

Ri: Champney - 03 j 

Tho: Chisholme - 04 

The towne Lott - OIJ 

Tho: Brigham - 02 

Jno: ffessington - Olf 

Andrew Belshar - OU 



26| 

{T. B., pp. 64, 65.) 

* Shawshine was set off from Cambridge in 1655 and incorporated as 
the town of Billerica, previous to which the Cambridge men who had 
received grants in that territory, with a few exceptions, united in what 
is called the " Great Deed," conveying all their rights to the inhabitants 
of Billerica. Thomas Brigham's lot. No. 89, was included in that 
conveyance. 



44 - 07 - 8 
26 - 04 - 4 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 48 

The following entry, which must belong before 1654, is found 

at the end of the Town Book, printed upside down, the date on the 

preceding page being for 1703: 

s 

Robert Parker 49 - 08 - 2 

Thomas Bredgham 

Rich Wyeth 

Will man 16 - 02 - 8 

Holman 10 - 01 - 8 

Elder ffrost 15 - 02 - 6 

Grene 18 - 03 - 

Dansfurth 6-01-0 

Crackbone 13 - 02 - 2 

ffrench 05 - 00 - 10 

Holms 28 - 04 - 8 

Shaw 12 - 02 - 

Gibsonn 11 - 01 - 10 

hildreth 8 - 01 - 4 

Coopr 6 - 01 - 

Oak 2-00-4 

Brandish 10 - 01 - 8 



Eldr Chpns 



4 - 00 - 

47 
(T. B., p. 350.) 



Thomas Brigham died the 8th day of the 10th month, 1653 
(Old Style), or December Ipth, 1653 (New Style). 

He was buried, there is convincing reason to believe (Mr. Morse 
notwithstanding), in the old Burial Ground on the south side of 
the Cambridge Common, a few minutes' walk from his mansion; 
but no stone remains to mark the spot. Only one of the existing 
stones* records a death as early as 1653, that of Ann Erinton, 
who died two days after Thomas Brigham. The stone next in 
age is ten years later, and commemorates Elizabeth Cutter, sister- 
in-law of Mercy Brigham's sister, if Mr. Morse's supposition is 
correct. 

WILL OF THOMAS BRIGHAM, THE PURITAN f 

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Brigham of Cambridge 
being at this pnt writeing weake in body, and not knowing how the 
Lord will dispose of me, whether for life or death, and haveing 
yet through the mercy of God, a good memory and sound under- 
standing, do hereby ordeine and make this my last Will & Testi- 
ment, my poare Soule wch I do beleive is imortall and shall live 
when my body is dissolved to dust, I do desire by faith humbly 
to comitt and leave it in y® Armes of the everlasting mercies of God 

* Cambridge Epitaphs, Harris, 1845. 

t Both the will and the inventory are copied from the original documents. 



44 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

the father in his deare and Eternal Sonne Jesus Xt, who when I 
was altogether full of Enmity agst him, and a miserable undone 
child of wrath, did then send his holy word accompanied with the 
irresistable power of his ow° blessed spirit to make knowne and 
apply the exceding and abundant riches of his grace to my Soule, 
by w^*' faith I have desired to live, and do now desire to dy, and 
go to that Lord Jesus who hath Loved me to the Death that I a 
poare sinner might live, my body I comitt it to the earth to be 
decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix, and as for my 
children, and outward blessings wch the Lord hath bin pleased of 
his goodnes to blesse me w*^*^ all and for a time to make me Steward 
of my will is that they be thus disposed of as followeth, viz*^. my 
just debts being first sattisfyed, my will is that my loveing wife 
shall have to her owne vse one third pt of my estate, according 
to the Law of the Country: and to my Eldest sonne Thomas I 
give one third pt of the remainder of my estate, and the rest of 
my estate to be equally divided between my other 4: children Jn° 
and Mary and Hannah and Samuell my will is that my wife shall 
have the vse of my whole estate dureing her widow hood, for the 
bringing up and education of my children and in case the Lord 
shall provide for my wife by mariage, it shall then be at the wiU 
and discretion of the overseers of this my last will and testament, 
whether my children with their portions shall continue with her 
or not, and as they see meet to dispose of them and their portions 
for their education and bringing up. I do appoint my wife to be 
sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament and do also 
desire my Loveing Brethren Thomas Danforth, Jn°. Cooper, Thomas 
Fox, Jn°. Hastings, and William Towne to be overseers of this 
my last will and testament: and in witness hereof I do hereunto 
put my hand and scale this 7th of the 10^'' mo. 1653, 

Read & signed in the his T marke 

presence of John Cooper Thomas Brigham (Seal) 

John Hastings * 

Tho: Danforth Proved S^ 8m 1654, 

At a County Court held at Cambridge the 3: (8mo) 1654 

Thomas Danforth, John Cooper, Thomas Fox and Jno. Hastings 
appearing before the Court, Attested upon oath that the within 
named Thomas Brigham deceased: being of a sound mind and 
good memory made this his last will & testament 

Thomas Danforth Recorder. 

Entered & Recorded 25-11-1654, Mid. Prob., L. V., p. 41 and 

43-7. 

By Tho: Danforth 

No. 1733 

Recorder 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 45 



INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM 

The 10: of the 12 mo: 1653 

And Inventery of the Goode and Chattells of Thomas Bridgham 
Latly deceased followeth 

£ s d 

Imprs one Cloake and a cloth suite 02 - 00 - 00 

It one stufe Coate and a water stufe oxJd suit & shett band) ^ _ ._ 

& other linen \ 

It one large cloth Coat 0-13-04 
It one cloth stragt Coat & a new paire of breches one hatt 68 8d 1 - 16 - 08 

It a paire of boots shoes and stockens 0-10-00 

It In silver 0-11-02 

It 3 silver spones 0-12-00 

In the paler 

It: one great bedstadle 1-00-00 

It one feather bed and boulter larg 4-10-00 

It one feather bed fine teken 3 pellows 3-15-00 

It one litle feather bed " 1-10-00 

It one grene ruge and a paire blankets 3-10-00 

It Cartenes and vallance 1-00-00 

It one paire of hollon shets 1-06-08 

It 4 paire of flaxen shets 1-08-00 

It 2 paire of corse shets 0-13-04 

It 9 pellows 3s 4'i p pece 1-10-00 

It one dammeske cobbert cloth 0-02-06 

It one Calecoe cobbert cloth 0-02-08 

It one fine table cloth 0-04-00 

It 3 short table clothes 0-06-08 

It one duessen of napkins 0-06-00 

It 3 cors napkines 0-01-00 

It 3 towells 0-01-04 

It 2 small trunkes wherein the lenen is 0-10-00 

It one levery table & cloth 0-10-00 

It one cubbert table and cloth 1-06-08 

It 2 Joyne cheyers a buffet stolle 0-10-00 

It 2 cobbert clothes 0-03-04 

It 2 peces of branch stufe 4 Chusenes 0-03-04 

It 4 chusens 0-02-08 

It 4 £ Carret sed 0-08-00 

It i Carraway sede 0-05-00 

It a parcell of ould [ ] with one bible and a greater bible 1-00-00 

It one warmin pane 0-02-00 

It a table basket 0-02-00 

It 11 £ of wollen & Gotten yarne 2s 6d 1 - 07 - 06 

In the hall 

It a table a forme & Carpet cloth - 15 - 00 

It a small table & cloth 0-03-00 

It 2 chests 0-13-04 

It 4 Joyne cheyers 0-10-00 



' Thomas Brigham, 1654-1753. 



46 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 



It 3 Joyne stoles 

It one Coselet & pikes 

It a paire of horsman pestoll and a cutlash and belte 

It a Corliver and sword & belt 

It a lanthorne 

It one paire of Cobbornes 

It 2 stone Jauges other small things 

In the checken [kitchen] 
It one halfe headed bedstadle blockbed boulster a ruga 
Coverlet a paire of blankets curtenes & vallance and a 



£ 

1 
1 





s 

02 
10 
10 
13 
01 
15 
01 



d 

00 
00 
00 
04 
00 
00 
06 



bed suttell [settle] 


3 


- 00 - 


00 


It a tranell bed 2 ould Coverlets with a chaflfe bed & boulster 


1 


- 00 - 


00 




47 


- 16 - 


06 


In the Chambers 


£ 


s 


d 


It one flocke bed and boulster one Covelut a shet and a paire j 


1 


- 00 - 


00 


of blankets 1 


It a table 





- 03 - 


04 


It a wennowing cloth 





- 10 - 


00 


It a small spining whelle 





- 01 - 


00 


It a sadle and bridle a brest gurt and a ould sadle 


1 


- 00 - 


00 


It 6 sickle and hockes [hooks] 





- 03 - 


00 


It a hand sawe shave and 2 seives 





- 03 - 


00 


It 3 paire of woU cards 





- 02 - 


00 


It 3 corne seives 





- 02 - 


00 


It a childs Cradle 





- 04 - 


00 


It 7 bush wheate 


1 


- 15 - 


00 


It 19 bush Indian 


2 


- 17 - 


00 


It 3 bush i rye 





- 14 - 


00 


It 6 bush pease 


1 


- 04 - 


00 


It sieve and stafe 





- 02 - 


8 


It 3 barreU & 3 halfe barrell 





- 08 - 


00 


It 2 dressed skines 





- 03 - 


00 


It 43 £ peuter 


2 


- 03 - 


00 


It 2 bell Candlesticks 





- 03 - 


00 


It 3 peuter porrengers 





- 02 - 


06 


It one double salt and one single 





- 02 - 


00 


It one peuter quart pot 





- 02 - 


06 


It one small flaggon 





- 04 - 


00 


It a here cup and a small beaker 





- 02 - 


00 


It here pot of peuter 





- 01 - 


4 


It a chamber vessell 





- 01 - 


8 


It a scumraer and brasse Candlestic 





- 03 - 


00 


It a brasen baken pan 





- 02 - 


6 


It 2 Iron pots and pothockes 





- 13 - 


00 


It 2 peuter basine a wine cup and a peuter botle 





- 03 - 


6 


It one duessene ockeme spons 





- 06 - 


00 


It more 8 ockeme spones 





- 02 - 





It one ould brase pot 





- 10 - 





It: 2 trammells 5s a spett & foot 





- 07 - 


6 


It one Cobbourne firepan & tongs 





- 08 - 





It a duessene of trenchers 





- 01 - 






15 - 10 - 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 47 

£ s d 

It one salt boxe with other small thg - 01 - 6 

It 4 wembems a gouges 3 chesseles - 06 - 

It 3 paire hinges - 03 - 

It a mattocke 3b 6d a pease meax Is 0-04-8 

It a hummer pinsonne 2 paire hocks - 03 - 

It a parrcel of ould Irom - 10 - 

It 2 bettell rings 3 wedges - 05 - 

It 2 brasse Cetles 1 - 10 - 

It a brasse morter and a Iron pestell - 05 - 

It a some beflfe and porke & butter & suit 3 - 10 - 

It 2 here barrell - 05 - 

It one payle and a Iron bayle 0-01-0 

It one chuerne and stafe - 03 - 6 

It 4 chese Fats 2s 5 trayes 20<i 0-04-0 

It 3 remnant of narrow cloth 3 - 17 - 9 

It 5 yds sarge 7s 6^ j) yd 1-17-6 

It one ould hodghead - 02 - 

It 14 ewe shepe 40s a pece 20 - 00 - 

It 2 oxen 15£ 15 - 00 - 
It 2 steres come 3 yere ould one heifer come 3 yere ould one| 
heifer with calf ( 

it 2 stere come 2 yere 05 - 00 - 00 

It one Cow with Calfe 5£ 5s 05 - 05 - 00 

It one black ould Cowe 4£ 04 - 00 - 00 

It one pyd Cowe 4-10-00 

67 : 04 : 03 : 

It 3 Calfes of the last yeare 4-10-00 

It 4 Cowes 18 - 00 - 00 

It the dwelling house & barne with 4 Akors of land adiojg 70 - 00 - 00 

It the lot bought of Goodman Doggett in watertowne 40 - 0-00 
It the upland and medowe in the hether end of watertowne 60 - 00 - 00 

It 10 Akors in rocke medow 15 - 00 - 00 

It 9 Akors salt marsh 13 - 10 - 00 

It a small farme on Charlestown line 10 - 00 - 00 

It one ould gray mare 15 - 00 - 00 

It one young Mare 15 - 00 - 00 

It one pyboU mare with foil 15-00-00 

It one mare 4 yere ould 16-00-00 

It one yearing mare Colt 07 - 00 - 00 

It Daneel Mykene a Scot 15 - 00 - 00 

It Anne Keche 6 years to serve 08 - 00 - 00 

It a Cart and whelles 1-10-00 

It one plow chane and yoake 0-06-00 

It one swine 1-10-00 

It 5 yds Canvis 28 p yd 0-10-00 

It one harrow 0-08-00 

It about 8 Akors rye on the ground 8-00-00 



334 


: 04 


: 00 


47 


; 16 


: 06 


67 


: 04 


: 03 



Edward Goffe 

John Bridge 449 : 04 : 09 

Edward mitcheasonn 



48 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

At a County Court held at Cambridge 3 (8 m°) 1654 Mercy 
Brigham Executrix of the last will and Testament of the within 
named Thomas Brigham deceased, Attested upon oath that this 
above & w'^hin written is to her best knowledge a true Inventory 
of the whole estate of her husband Thomas Brigham deceased, 
and if any more shall hereafter appeare shee will truly discover 
and certifie the Same. 
Entered & Recorded the 
26 (12) 5:4 — Tho: Danforth: Recorder. 

Tho: Danforth Recorder. 

Certain terms in the inventory are thus explained; 
Livery table, a delivery or serving table. 

Joine chair or joine stool, such furniture framed with joinery 
work. 

Buffet stool, a cushion for the feet, or small ottoman. 

Cob-irons, andirons. 

Ockumy spoons, Ockimy or Ockamy, a " mixed metal." 

Pease meake. Peas hook. 

Cheese fatt, a vat or round box. 

Piggin, a wooden dipper. 

October 20, 1651, by act of Parliament, certain Scotch prisoners 
were made free. A large number of them seem to have come to 
Charlestown in December, 1652. In the list was one Daniel 
Mackajne (Suffolk Deeds, vol. i. p. 6). It seems possible it was 
he who appears in the inventory as Daneel Mykene. Thomas 
Bri'gham may have paid his passage money, to be repaid subse- 
quently in labor as was then a custom, so that at the death of 
Thomas Brigham the value of labor then due was £15. 

A better understanding of Thomas^ Brigham's property is gained 
by a consideration of the disposition made of the real estate after 
his death. 

In March, 1654, " whereas the Lord hath in his wise providence 
so disposed that the s*^ Mercy Brigham the relict widdow of the 
s*^ Thomas Brigham is now married to Edmund Rice of Sudbury," 
etc. the overseers of the will sold to Thomas Fox, one of their 
number, for £40, the " Watertown field " estimated to contain 
20 acres more or less (see Note 1 at the close of this generation), 
and at the same time deeded to John Hastings, another of their 
number, for £60, the mansion house with garden and orchard, also 
a lot in the Neck and also a wood lot and the town rights appertain- 
ing to these (see Note 2). 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 49 

Neither of these deeds was recorded until 31 years later, and 
by some mischance the authority to make these sales which the 
overseers had obtained from the General Court was not properly 
entered until 30 years after making the deeds, when a second ap- 
plication was made and received approval from the General Court. 
Meanwhile in 1681 the children of Thomas Brigham, now about 
30 and 40 years of age, sold in two pieces the 10 acres their 
father had owned in Rockie meadow (see Note 3), and also another 
10 acres of his meadow and swamp land (see Note 4). 

Still later, and 42 years after their father's death and when 
their mother had been dead two years, they appear to have been 
ignorant of these deeds that have been quoted as made by the 
overseers, or else they felt the overseers had not fulfilled the 
requirement of the General Court that they (the overseers) should 
give proper surety for the rights of the heirs. They therefore 
formally made claim for their rights to the property, Samuel 
Hastings having, meanwhile, acquired the properties deeded both 
to his father and to Thomas Fox. The quaint ceremony is recorded 
as follows: 

"THO: BRIGHAMS CLAIME 

" These may certifie all p^'sons whome it may concerne that we 
y® subscribers p^'sent at y® house of Samuel Hastings in Cambridge 
in the County of Middlesex in New England in y® 27'*^ of Septem- 
ber 1695, and there being desired by Thomas Brigham, Samuel 
Brigham & Hannah Ward to bear Witness to what demands of 
Land or Claimes made by them of Lands in y® possession of y® 
above s^ Samuel Hastings & then & there we heard John Brigham 
aforesaid which is of Marlburrough Demand in the behalfe of y® 
Rest, the Possession of y® Lands as followeth, viz: the Homestall 
which is four acres with the Dwelling house Barn & all that was 
upon y® Land, w'^'^ all y® Towne Rights & priviledges Divisions or 
allotments whatsoever belonging to y® same also nine acres of marsh 
neer M"" Hough's farme at the Great Creek on y® Neck in Cam- 
bridge. Also a Feild Called by y® name of Watertowne Feild, 
with two little Lotts adjoining called by y® name of Keys ffeild 
and Wilcocks Lott in one Intire parcell Containing by Estimation 
20 acres or thereabouts, bounded Northerly by a highway partly 
& partly by land in the Possession of Goodman Wise (Withe ?) 
& Goodman Hicks, Southerly by Land which was M' Sam" Saltin- 
stalls Easterly by y® Land now in the Possession of John Marrett, 
upon the day above written we heard John Brigham afores^ upon 
the Land afore mentioned, make Demand of Samuell Hastings 
aforenamed all y® Lands above mentioned as it was theire portions 



50 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

left by theire fFather Thomas Brigham Deceased and Samuel 
Hastings owned he was in Possession of s"^ Lands Demanded & 
in p^'ticular the land here mentioned being in the bounds of 
Watertowne. 

" Also we see John Brigham at the same time cut off a Twigg 
of an apple tree with an apple upon it & carry it away off y® 
Homestall as a Testimony of his Challenge made to y® Land here 
mentioned. Also we see Thomas Brigham John Brigham & Samuel 
Brigham cutt Twiggs off trees & Ears of Corn upon y® Lands 
herein mentioned lying in Watertowne & carry them away as a 
Testimony of theire Challenge of the Said Land being theires by 
theire ffathers Will And in Testimony hereof, In Witness hereunto 
We have set our hands this Twenty Seventh of Septemb'' one thou- 
sand Six hundred ninety and Five. 

" David Downing. 
" Israel Cheever 

" Camb^ 27. SeptemV. 1695 

" Charlestowne Septemb'' 28 1695 Rec'd in y® office Record & 
Entered by Sam" Phipps Records" 

On the same day the heirs also went through the ancient form of 
challenge, at the " small Farm on the Charlestown line," which 
had passed in some way into the hands of Thomas Danforth, one 
of the overseers of the estate, but the deed for which he had never 
recorded. What they did is thus told in the ancient record: 

" We that have subscribed our Names Do Testifie and say that 
we were desired on y^ 27^*" of Septemb'" 1695. By Tho. Brigham, 
John Brigham, Samuel Brigham & Hannah Ward the Children 
of Thomas Brigham Deceased all of Marlburrough in the County 
of Mid'' in the Massachusetts Bay in New England to go along with 
them to a ffarme upon the Rocks within the bounds of Cambridge, 
within the aforesaid County, which ffarme is asserted by them to 
be Eighty Acres, with the meadow belonging to it according to 
Town Grant, & then & there upon y® aforesaid Land. & on the day 
above mentioned We See Thomas Brigham, John Brigham & Samuel 
Brigham mark severall Trees w"^ was the bounds of said Land & 
cut out the marks upon the Trees which marked w*^^ T. D. & set 
theire own names on them Set up a New Corner Stake, Cut off a 
Tree & Carried it off the said Land, and a Twigg or young growth 
they cut and carried off, and there they did declare that they did 
it as Challenging all the said ffarme, as theire own proper right, 
being part of their portions left by their ffather Brigham Dece'd, 
with all the rights priviledges and appurtenances belonging to the 
same. 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 51 

" In Witness hereof as a Testimony to all that above written 
We Thomas Phille brown and Andrew Wilson set unto our hands 

this 27^'' Day of Septemb^ 1695 

" Cambridge Septemb^ 27'^ 1695. 

" Thomas ffillebrowne 
" Andrew X Wilson his mark. 
" Charlestown Septemb^ 28. 1695 
" Received fFor Record and Entered By 

" Sam" Phipps Records" 

Mid. Prob., vol. vii. pp. 7, 8 and 9 (at the back of the book). 

Samuel Hastings was the son of John Hastings. 

Suit was brought against Samuel Hastings (see Note 5). 
Eight years passed, and in 1703 the heirs united in a deed for 
this property to the Danforth estate (see Note 6). 

^ Thomas Brigham married probably in 1637 his wife Mercy, 
but of this date there is no record. We know she must have been 
a woman of unusual strength, force and determination. The Rev. 
Abner Morse says, on the authority of tradition, that her maiden 
name was Mercy Hurd, that she was 10 or 15 years younger 
than her husband, and that, persecuted in England for noncon- 
formity, she came to New England with her sister, who married 
William (?) Cutter. Tradition should be taken as a clue to the 
truth rather than truth itself, for investigation where practicable 
is likely to find the basis of truth small in tradition a century old. 
The Cutter Genealogy states that when William Cutter returned to 
England, probably he was a bachelor. 

She married for her second husband, 1 March, 1655, Edmund^ 
Rice, then of Sudbury, but who removed in 1660 to Marlboro, where 
he died 3 May, 1663. He was born 1594, and came from Bark- 
hamstead, Hertfordshire, England; settled in Sudbury in 1638-9; 
resided on east side of Sudbury River in the southerly part of what 
is now Wayland, near the great meadows. . . . He was select- 
man in 1644, and deacon of the church in 1648. His first wife 
was Tamazine, who came with him from England; also eight 
children. His residence in Marlboro was in the westerly part of 
the town, on an old county road leading from Marlboro to North- 
boro, and in the bend, as it passes around the northerly side of 
Williams Pond, a short distance north of the ancient Williams 
Tavern. He was intrusted by the General Court (1640 and 1643) 

- with various duties. He was buried in Sudbury and his estate 
settled by his widow. 



52 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

On her second marriage she took with her to Sudbury and Marl- 
boro all her children (History of Cambridge, p. 501). 

Children of Edmund Bice and Mercy (Hurd) (Brighcmi) Rice: 

i Ruth, b in Sudbury, Mass., 29 Sept., 1659; died 30 March, 1742, 
ae. 83; married 20 June, 1683, Samuel, son of Capt. Samuel and 
grandson of Gov. Thomas Welles of Conn. (Gov. Welles settled 
at Hartford, 1636; Capt. Samuel settled at Weathersfield ; Samuel 
resided at Glastonbury, Conn.) ; her husband was b. 13 April, 
1660; d. 28 Aug., 1731. On the first day of June, 1684, a deed 
was made by Samuel and Ruth (Rice) Welles to Eleazer Howe 
of Marlboro, of her land inherited from her father, 12J acres, 
bounded by Samuel Brigham. She made her " mark." Their first 
child, who d. in infancy, was named " Mercy." 
ii Ann, b. in Marlboro, 19 Nov., 1661; probably married Nathaniel 
Gary (Gerry) of Roxbury, Mass., 12 Nov., 1685; he was b. 4 
July, 1663, son of Nathaniel Gery and Ann Dugglas, who were 
married in Roxbury, 14 Oct., 1658. 

A petition for a division of Edmund Rice's estate was signed 
16 (4) 1663 by his widow Mercy with eight elder and two younger 
children. His inventory made a total of £556 Os. 7d (Mid. Files). 

His inventory made a total of £556 Os. 7d (Mid. Files). 

Mercy married, 1664, as her third husband, William Hunt, then 
of Marlboro, but formerly an early settler in Concord. He was 
made Freeman 2 June, 1641, and was a large land holder. His 
first wife Elizabeth, the mother of his children (Nehemiah, Samuel, 
Elizabeth and Isaac), died 27 Dec, l66l. His will probated 17 
Dec, 1667, made the following provision for his widow: 

" I doe give and bequeath to Mercy Hunt my well beloved Wife 
all my cart and plow Irons here at Marlboro, one spade, also one 
bedstead and Cord, one pair of Curtains & Valionts, one Chest, 
one cupboard, two Cushion stools, two Joyn-stools, three Cushions, 
two frying pans, one peuter flaggon, one peuter bowle, one peior 
of Tongs, three small peuter plates, one winnowing sheete, one 
forke, one little keeller, two hand pigine pails, one booke, one 
fine sheet" (Hunt Family Gen.). 

She died in Marlboro, 23 Dec, l693, after a third widowhood 
of 26 years. During this period she saw two bloody Indian wars. 
The 26th of March 1676, the Marlboro people were assembled in 
their meeting house for worship when the alarm was sounded and 
they barely reached the garrison house in time to find safety from 
the attacking Indians, who burned houses and barns and destroyed 
orchards and cattle. The people shortly retreated to the towns 
to the eastward, where they remained for some months until peace 
was assured. 





Here Ljes BxB-ied 

TKe Body of C&f. 

SAMUEL BMGHAM, 

Deceaied Julj the si^tjis 

in il« 5$ year of his fge 



m^-^: 



OF Samuel- Brigham, Marlboro Cemetery 



.■g0m- 




" Mercy Kurd's Cap Box 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 



53 



The Jeffrey Papers preserve tax lists for New England towns 
the year of Andros' rule (I688). The "Invoice" for Marlboro 
contains the following: 



Widow Hunt for person and estat 
Thomas Brigham for persons and estate 
John Brigham 
Samuel Brigham " 
WiUiam Ward 
John Faye 



The sum total of the whole is 
The whol Number of the Males 
is one hundred & five- Heads 



00 


: 05 


: 06 


: 


00 


: 12 


: 01 


: 


00 


: 12 


: 01 


: 


00 


: 04 


: 10 


: 4 


00 


: 05 


: 07 


: 


00 


: 04 


: 04 


: 


19 


: 03 


: 03 


: 4 



105 



(Endorsed) 
Marlboro Rate 

£19 3 3 
Wm. Ward ) 
John Fay ) Constables 



5 Sept. 1688 



{Hist. Gen. Beg., 1882, 191.) 



It will be noted that the constables are the husbands of the 
widow Hunt's two elder daughters. 

The little oak chest, of which a picture is given, presents the 
visible link that spans the years from Mercy Brigham to her chil- 
dren of so many generations later who read these pages. Mr. 
Thomas Brigham Rice of Barre,* who now owns it, and who received 
it from his mother, Mrs. Nancy (Brigham) Rice, daughter of 
Henry Brigham, as a child knew it, then in his grandmother's 
possession, as " Mercie Hunt's cap box," but he had no conception 
who Mercy Hunt was until he learned in the Brigham Genealogy 
at its publication in 1859 that she and Mrs. Thomas^ Brigham were 
one and the same person. 

The box measures inside in length 22^ inches, in height Q\ 
inches, in width 7f inches, and is of English oak one inch thick. 
The larger part of the furniture which was brought over in the 
Puritan migration is distinctly Jacobean in style, that is, dating 
from the first half of the seventeenth century, very different 
from the carving on Mercy Brigham's box. Nor is the latter of 
the preceding Tudor style, which prevailed in the l6th century. 
The picture of the box was submitted to an accomplished architect 
of Boston, one of English birth and training, especially versed in 
English Gothic art. He pronounces the box to be work in the 



* Thomas Brigham Rice^ b. 1817, Nancy Brigham Rice", Henry Brigham', 
Uriah*, SamueP, SamueP, Thomas\ 



54 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Gothic style of the 15th century, or even, probably, as old as the 
14th century. 

Children of Thomas^ and Mercie Brigham: 

2 i MaryS b. probably in Cambridge about 1638. 

3 ii Thomas, b. probably in Cambridge about 1640. 

4 iii John, b. in Cambridge, 9 March 1644-5. 

5 iv Hannah, b. in Cambridge, 9 March, 1649-50. 

6 V Samuel, b. in Cambridge, 12 Jan., 1652. 

NOTE 1.— DEED TO THOMAS FOX BY THE OVERSEERS OF 
THE ESTATE OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM, DECEASED, 1656-7 

To All People to whome this prsent writing shall come greeting Whereas 
Thomas Brigham late of Camb in the County of Middlesex in New Eng- 
land deceased was in his lifetime seazed of an estate of inherytance in 
fee simple of and in of land lying wt^in the limits of Water- 

towne in the forenamed County and is by estimation about twenty acres 
more or less being bounded with the common cuntry highway and widdow 
Daniell on the North Wm Dixson on the North West Mr. SamU Salton- 
stall on the South West Charles river South and Thomas Marrit on the 
east also whereas the sd Thomas Brigham by his last will and testament 
bareing date the 7th of the tenth month Ann. domini 1653 (read and 
proved at a county court held in the same place October the eight Anno 
Domini 1654 as may more fully appear in the records of that county 
in the first book of wils and inventories page forty) nominated and 
appointed his loveing wife Mercy Brigham sole executrix of that his last 
will and testament And his loving friends Thomas Danforth Jno Cooper 
Jno Hastings Thomas Fox and William Towne overseers thereof and fur- 
ther ordered in that his last will and testament that in case of the 
marriage of his relict widdow that then his overseers of that his last will 
according to their best discretion should dispose of his Children and their 
portions for their education and bringing up. Also whereas the Lord 
hath in his wise providence so disposed that the s<i Mercy Brigham the 
relict widdow of the s<i Thomas Brigham is now married to Edmund 
Rice of Sudbury Senr. who hath received the full portion or legacy due 
to the s<3 Mercy his wife, and hath a cleare release of the Remainder of 
the Estate to be disposed of by the above said overseers for the Benefitt 
and behoof e of the children of the sd Thomas & Mercy: as may more 
fully appear by an Instrument signed by the s^ Edmund and Mercy his 
wife, bearing date Anno Dom Also whereas the above s<3 overseers pre- 
ferring a Petition to the Generall Court of that Colony held at Boston 
Anno: Dom. 1656 — obtained Liberty and full power to make sale as well 
of the above s^ parcell of Land, as of other the state of Inheritance 
whereof the sd Thomas Brigham died seized, as may more fully appear 
by the Records of that Court. Now know ye that the above named Thomas 
Danforth John Cooper, John Hastings and William Towne (for and 
in Consideration of fowety pounds sterl. secured to be paid to them 
or their assignes for the use and behoofe of the children of the s^ Thomas 
Brigham by the above named Thomas Fox with due dammages Annually 
for the forbearance thereof untill the s<J fourty pounds be demanded and 
fully paid by the s^ Thomas Fox, as may more fully appeare by his bil 
given for security thereof baring the same date wth these presents Have 
given granted bargained and sold asiened infeeffed and confirmed and 
by these presents do fully clearly and absolutely give grant bargaine and 
sell assien infeeffe and confirm unto the s^ Thomas Fox his heirs and 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 55 

assignes for ever the above named prcell of land be the same twenty acres 
more or less according to the bounds and limmits above named with all 
and singular the priviledges and appurtenances thereof to the same ap- 
purtaineing or in any wise belonging To Have And to Hold the sd 
bargained premises and every part and parcell thereof to him the sd 
Thomas Fox his heirs & assigns forever to his and their only proper use 
and behoofe In Witness whereof the above named Thomas Danforth 
Jno Cooper Jno Hastings and William Towne have hereunto put their 
hands and seals the twenty and first day of the first month in the Year 

of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and four 

Thomas Danforth and scale 
Jno Cooper and seal 
Jno Hastings and seal 
William Towne his mark & seal 

signed sealed 
and delivered 
in the p^sents of 
Edward Goffe 
David Fish 

This deed was acknowledged freely and legally by Thomas Danforth 
Jno Cooper John Hastings William Towne the 9 of March 1656/7 before me 

Daniel Gookin 
Entered 6. 1. 8J 
By Tho: Danforth R {Mid. Deeds, vii. 447.) 

NOTE 2.— DEED TO JOHN HASTINGS BY THE OVERSEERS 

OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM, 

DECEASED, 1656-7 

. . . Whereas Thomas Brigham late of Cambridge in the County 
of Middlesex in New England dece'd. was in his life time seized of an 
estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in one messuage or tenement 
scittuate lying and being within the limmits of sd Towne, conteyning the 
late mansion house of the sd Thomas Brigham with the Edifices, Barn, 
Cow houses and about three acres and a halfe of land to the same 
adjoyning, being bounded on the South East by Abraham Errington, on 
the South west Simon Crosby alias now Thomas Longhorne, the Highway 
North and West a jjart whereof is a garden and orchards. Also within 
the Neck of land in the great marsh commonly so called about seven 
acres and a halfe of marsh more or less and is bounded with Oyster bank 
Bay east, Thomas Danforth west, Richard Jackson north, Thomas Fox 
south. Also the woodlott appertaining to the sa house, lying a part thereof 
in the ox pasture commonly so called and another part or addition there 
unto belonging beyond Mills ware, commonly so called as may appeare 
in the Towne Book, with all other Town rights and priviledges, in Common 
to the sd House apperteyning Also whereas the sd Thomas Brigham by 
his last Will and Testament bearing date the seventh of the tenth month 
Anno Domini 1653: read at a County Court held in the same place, 
octob. 6. 1654: as may more fully appeare by the Records of that County 
in the first Book of Wills and Inventories pag. 407 . . . [here follows 
as in deed to Thomas Fox] . . . Now know yee that the above named 
Thomas Danforth John Cooper Thomas Fox and William Towne for and 
in consideration of Sixty pounds sterl. Secured to be paid to them and 
their Assigns for the use and behoofe of the children of the s<i Thomas 
Brigham by the above named John Hastings as more fully appears by 



56 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

his bill given for security thereof having the same date with the 
prsents . • . and confirmed unto the said John Hastings • . • 

In Witness whereof . . . the twenty fifth of the first month called 
March in the year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fifty 
and four. 

Thomas Danforth & seal 
John Cooper & seal 
Thomas Fox his mark & scale 
Signed sealed & delivered William Towne his mark & scale 

in the prsence of 
Edward GoflFe 
David Fiske 

This deed of sale was fully and legally acknowledged by Thomas Dan- 
forth, John Cooper, Thomas Fox and William Towne to be their Act 
and Deed the 9th Imo 1656/7 
Before me 

Daniel Gookin Magistrate 
Recorded 24. 12. 1685 

by Tho: Danforth R. (Mid. Deeds, x. 656.) 

Confirmation of acts of Overseers by the General Court: 

At a Genii Court held at Boston: 28: January 1684 In answer to the 
petition of the overseers of the Children and estate of Thomas Brigham 
for confirmation of the Sale of certain houses and lands left by him 
to his wife and children The Court on perusall of the wiU of the sd 
Brigham thinks meet to grant petition Provided that the overseers do 
give security to the County Court to the use of ye children for the 
principal! and EflFects as is exprest in ye petition It appearing to this 
Court that the above order was passed by the Genii Court in the year 
1656 and altho the engrossing thereof was omitted by the Secretary yet 
do find it was entered in the Register of the Courts Acts of the Deputies 
This Court the Secretary to enter s<i order in this Courts Records. 

As attest Edward Rawson Secret. 
Recorded 24. 12. 1685 

by Tho: Danforth R. (Mid. Deeds, x. 654.) 

NOTE 3.— SALE BY HEIRS OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM, 1681 

Grantors: Thomas Brigham and Samuel Brigham of Marlbury . . , 

£24. (Consideration.) 

Grantee: George Lawrence of Watertown. 

In Cambridge, part of Rocky meadows . . . 

5 acres: 

Bounded: 

Southerly, Watertown line. 
Westerly, Cambridge Common. 
Easterly, John Gemery. 
Northerly, George Lawrence. 
2nd May 1681. 

Signed, Thomas Brigham & ( scale) 
Jno Brigham & (Scale) 

Samuel Brigham & (Scale) 
Jn presence of 

Nicholas flFessendin 

Wm. Ward Jr. (Mid. Beg., iv. 159.) 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 57 



SALE BY HEIRS OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM 

Grantors: Thomas Brigham, Samuel Brigham, John Brigham of Marlbury, 

Yeomen. 
£24. (Consideration.) 
Enoch Sawtle of Watertown: Grantee. 
In Cambridge, parcel of meadow land. 
Part of Rockie meadow. 

5 acres. 
Bounded: 

N. ^ E. Philip Jones. S. ^ W. George Lawrence. 
2nd May 1681. 
In presence of, 

Nicholas ffessinden 

Wm. Ward Jr. (Mid. Beg., viil. 55.) 

NOTE 4.— SALE BY HEIRS OF THOMAS^ BRIGHAM, 1681 

We Thomas Brigham, John Brigham, Samuel Brigham & William Ward, 
all of Marlbury in the County of Middlesex, Husbandmen, for & in 
consideration of fifteen pounds of currant money of New England, by us 
already received of Nicholas Fessenden of Cambridge in the same county, 
Glover . . . sold . . . unto said Nicholas Fessenden a platt of 
meadow & swamp lying in Cambridge bounds, conteyning about ten 
acres, as it is stated in the town book, be it more or less bounded, the 
above Nicholas Fessenden Southerly, Monotoma River westerly, the great 
swamp easterly, formerly in the possession of Edward Senr . . . 

In witness whereof we the abovesd Thomas Brigham, Jno Brigham, 
Samuell Brigham, & William Ward and or wives Mary & Sarah Brigham 
with Hannah Ward in acknowledgement of our free consent to this act 

6 deed of our husbands & ye utter relinquishing of or Dower right in 
the above granted ... ye 27tii day of ye lOt^i m the year of o' Lord 
God . . . 1681. 

(scale) Thomas Brigham. 

John Brigham (seale) 
Samuel Brigham 

(seale) 

William Ward (seale) 
(Mid. Beg., viii. 134.) 



NOTE 5.— SUIT AGAINST SAMUEL HASTINGS 

William the third by ye grace of God of England Scotland France 
& Ireland King Defender of the flfaith &c To ye Sheriff of our s^ County 
under Sheriff or Deputy Greeting We Command you to attach ye goods 
or Estate of Samuel Hastings Senr of Cambridge in s^ County Gunsmith 
to ye value of three hundred pounds & for warrant there of to take ye 
body of him Samuel Hastings if he may be found in yor precinct, and 
him safely keep. So that you have him before our Justices at our next 
Inferior Court of Common Pleas to be holden for s^ County at Charles- 
town on ye Second Tuesday of Decembr next, Then & there to answer to 
Thomas Brigham John Brigham, Samuel Brigham & Hannah Ward & 



58 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

John Fay & Samii Fay children of Mary Faye all of Marlburrough in 
ye County of Middx being the Children & heires of theire ffather Thomas 
Brigham late of sd Cambridge Yeoman dece'd In an action upon the Case 
For that ye said Samuell Hastings hath entered into & with holdeth 
from ye pits the possession of a homestall Containing three acres & 
a halfe more or less as bounded in the Town Records of Cambridge with 
all ye buildings and Ediffices thereupon and being and appurtenances 
& Town Rights thereunto belonging and Also of a certain parcell of 
Saltmarsh Containing Seven acres & a halfe as it stands 

Recorded in the Records in Cambridge Town Book wth ye pryiledges 
& appurtenances thereof & being at a place in s<i Cambridge called Long 
Marsh or Great Creek The said Homestall & appurtenances & seven 
acres & a halfe of marsh being Scittuate in said Cambridge As also 
a Certain parcell of Land Scittuate & being in Watertowne in said County 
Containing Twenty Acres or thereabouts called by the name of Water- 
towne flfeild, Keys flfeild & Wilcoxs Lott, all in one Intire parcell and 
bounded Northerly partly by a highway, partly by land in the Possession 
of Goodman Withe and Goodman Hicks Southerly by Land that was 
Samii Saltonstalls, Easterly by Land in the possession of John Marritt 
wth the priviledges & appurtenances thereof, all wch homestall of three 
acres and halfe and the Seven acres and halfe of Salt Marsh, and Twenty 
acres of Land more or less Sued for, formerly belonged to ye aforesaid 
Thomas Brigham Dece'd the ffather of ye pits & by him to them be- 
queathed in his Last Will & Testament as part of theire portions, & 
therefore of right belongs to ye pits. The with holding the possession 
whereof from ye pits, is to theire Dammage one hundred and Twenty 
pounds, as shall then & there appear with Dammages, and have you there 
this writt. 

Witness John Phillips Esq. at Charlestowne 
Septembr 28th: 1695 In ye Seventh year of our Reign 

Samll: Phipps Cler 

Decembr 7th : 95 Rece'd to be recorded with) 

ye Return on ye Contrary side) 

& Entered 

By Samll Phipps Recordr 
Middx Ss Septemb ye 28th: 1695: 

I have attended ye Body of SamU Hastings within mentioned, & taken 
bond of him to the value of three hundred pounds . . . 
By me Jno Waite 

Under Sheriff for ye County aforesaid- 
Know all men by these prsents that We Samuel Hastings Sen' of 
Cambridge Gunsmith as principall & Reuben Luxford of sd Cambridge 
as Surety doth bind our Selves our heires Jointly & Severally unto John 
Waite of Charlestown under sheriff for the County aforesaid in the 
summ of three hundred pounds, on Condition that the within mentioned 
Samuel Hastings Shall prsonally appear before his Majestie's Justices at 
theire next Inferior Court of Common Please to be holden for sd County 
at Charlestown on ye Second Tuesday in December next then & there to 
answer to Thomas Brigham, John Brigham, Samuel Brigham & Hannah 
Ward & John Fay & Sam" Fay Children of Mary Fay all of Marlburrough 
in sd County of Middx being the Children & heirs of their Father Thomas 
Brigham late of said Cambridge in sd County Yeoman Dece'd in an action 
upon the Case according to the Tenour of the within written Writt & 
that I or he said Samuel Hastings shall abide ye order of ye Court, & 



THOMAS, THE EMIGRANT 59 

not Depart without Licence, as Witness our hands this 28th Day of 

Septembr. 1695 

Samuel Hastings 
Ruben Luxford 
{Mid. Prob., vol. vii. pp. 16, 17, 18; hack of book.) 



NOTE 6.— ABSTRACT OF DEED FOR THE T2-ACRE FARM, 

A. D. 1703 

Grantors: Thomas Brigham and Samuel Brigham of Marlburrough 
and John Brigham of Sudbury. 

. . . especially flfor and in consideration of the Sum of Sixteen 
Pounds pd to ye Children of Thomas Brigham late of Cambridge Dece'd 
by Thomas Danforth Esq. and Thomas Fox called Overseers of y« 
Estate of s^ Thomas Brigham Dece'd: and Thirty pounds in money to 
us in hand at and before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents of 
Francis Foxcroft of Cambridge Esq. one of the Executors of the last 
will and Testament of ye Honbie Thomas Danforth aforesaid weU and 
truly paid the receipt whereof Wee the said Thomas Brigham, Samii 
Brigham and John Brigham Do hereby . . . grant . . . the said 
Francis Foxcroft Esq. Samuel Sparhawk and Daniel Champney Joint 
Executrs of the last will and testament of the Hon. Thomas Dan- 
forth ... all right the said Thomas Brigham Samuel Brigham and 
John Brigham may . . . have in ... that tract or prcell of land 
comonly called or known by ye name of Brighams farme: Scituate, lying 
and being on ye Rocks neer Oburn Line within the Township of Cam- 
bridge . . . containing by Estimation Seventy Two acres be the same 
more or less and is butted and bounded as it should be recorded in Cam- 
bridge Towne Booke of Records ... In witness whereof . . . have 
set their hands and seals the Twenty Sixth Day of February Anno Doml: 
one thousand Seven hundred and three . . . 

Thomas Brigham & seale 
John Brigham & seale 
Samuel Brigham & seale 

• • • • • 

Ack before John Leverett J: Pais — 

Feb. 26 1703. {Mid. Deeds, xiii. 527.) 



SECOND GENERATION 



SECOND GENERATION 

2 MARY^, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Hurd) Brigham; 
born probably in Cambridge, Mass., about 1638; died in Water- 
town, in 1676; married John Fay, the emigrant, who settled in 
Marlboro, Mass., and died 5 May, 1690, ae. 50. 

Mary was the first Brigham born in America, and as such de- 
serves especial mention. Paige, in his History of Cambridge (pp. 
501-2), a most thorough and painstaking work, chronicles that 
" Mary went to Sudbury and Marlboro with her mother, brothers 
and sister, when her father died, where she married John Fay 
of Marlboro." And he cites evidence, as already indicated by 
a legal document (Mid. Prob. Recs., vii. 9), wherein, joining with 
other complainants, John Fay and Samuel Fay, children of Mary 
Fay of Marlboro, and heirs of Thomas Brigham, late of Cambridge, 
began suit September 28, 1695, to recover certain lands in the 
possession of Samuel Hastings, who possessed also the Puritan 
Brigham homestead. John Fay Sr.'s wife was Mary, and there 
was no other Fay in Marlboro at that time of suitable age to be 
the father of said John, Jr., and Samuel Fay, parties to said suit. 
Paige was undoubtedly correct, and we must include in our genealogy 
of the Brighams the children of John and Samuel Fay, sons of 
Mary (Brigham) Fay. Both of them had large families, among 
them being sons who became the heads of numerous branches (see 
Fay Family). There was also a daughter, Mary Fay, who married 
Jonathan^ Brigham, her cousin, and a son of Thomas^ Brigham; 
they had 10 children, thus starting several male lines of Brighams. 
Hudson, in his Hist, of Marlboro, does not conflict with Paige's 
position; and he adds that John Fay retired (with most other 
Marlboroites), during King Philip's War, to Watertown, where he 
buried his wife Mary and a young son David, just coming five years. 

John Fay, the husband of Mary Brigham, came to America when 
he was eight years of age. No mention is made of his parents. He 
is found in Marlboro as early as 1669- He married (2) Susanna, 
daughter of William Shattuck of Watertown and widow of Joseph 
Morse. As will be seen, she married for her third husband, Thomas- 
Brigham. 

Children (Fay), born in Marlboro: 

i John', b. 30 Nov., 1669; d. in Westboro, 5 Jan., 1747; m. (1) 
Elizabeth, dau. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Sweetman) Wellington, 
b. 29 Dec, 1673; d. 8 March, 1729; m. (2) Levinah*, dau. of 

63 



64 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Elnathan^ Brigham; res. Westboro. Ch. (by first wife) : 

1 Bathshebah*, b. 1 Jan., 1693; m. John Pratt of Westboro. 

2 Eunice, b. 2 June, 1696; m. Isaac Pratt of Westboro. 

3 Mary, b. 29 Sept., 1698; d. 20 Nov., 1704. 

4 John, h. 5 Dec, 1700; m. 17 April, 1721, Hannah Child. 

5 Lydia, b. 24 Nov., 1702. 

6 Dinah, b. 5 Sept., 1705; m. David Goodnow, in 1722. 

7 James, b. 27 Dec, 1707; m. 1727, Lydia Child of Watertown. 

8 Mehitabel, b. 18 June, 1710; m. Fletcher. 

9 Benjamin, b. 15 Aug., 1712; m. (1) Martha Mills; (2) Eliza- 

beth Stow. 
10 Stephen, b. 5 May, 1715; m. Ruth Child, 
ii David, b. 15 Oct., 1671; d. 28 Sept., 1676. 

iii Samuel, b. 11 Oct., 1673; d. in Westboro, 10 Nov., 1732; m. 16 
May, 1699, Tabitha, dau. of Increase and Record Ward, b. 16 May, 
1675. He res. in Westboro. Ch.: 

1 Rebecca*, b. 19 Feb., 1700; m. William Nurse of Shrewsbury, 
Mass.; had 9 ch. 

2 Tabitha, b. 14 Aug., 1702; m. William Maury of Brookfield. 

3 Samuel, bap. 6 May, 1705; m. (1) Deliverance Shattuck of 
Watertown; m. (2) Elizabeth (Hastings) Cutler; had 24 ch., 
14 by first wife and 10 by second wife. 

4 Jeduthun, b. 7 June, 1707; m. 1739, Sarah Shattuck of Water- 
town. 

5 Abigail, b. 19 Jan., 1709; m, Thomas Converse of Killingly, 
Conn. 

6 Ebenezer, b. 12 April, 1713; m. (1) Abigail ; m. (2) 

Thankful Hyde; m. (3) Mary Mason; had 18 ch. 

7 Mary, b. 28 March, 1720; d. unm. prior to 1746. 
iv Mary, b. 10 Feb., 1675; m. Jonathan' Brigham, 8. 



3 THOMAS", son of Thomas^ and Mercy (Hurd) Brigham; 
born probably in Cambridge, Mass., about 1640; died in Marl- 
boro, Mass., 25 Nov., 1716; married (1), 27 Dec, 1665, Mary, 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Moore) Rice, (daughter of John 
and Elizabeth Moore of Sudbury), and granddaughter of Edmund 
Rice, the emigrant, and his wife, Tamazine; married (2), 30 July, 
1695, Susanna, daughter of William Shattuck of Watertown and 
widow (1) of Joseph Morse and (2) of John Fay, whose first wife 
was Mary, the sister of Thomas. It will be noted that every 
descendant of Thomas- is also a descendant of Edmund Rice, who 
is an ancestor of many colonial families in eastern Massachusetts. 
He had a large number of children, some of whom were of mature 
age at the time of the emigration. 

Thomas went to Sudbury and Marlboro with his mother when 
she married Edmund Rice. On attaining his majority he bought 
of his stepfather, for ,£30, a town right in Marlboro of " 24 acres, 
with the frame of a dwelling house thereon, with all the privileges 
of the town commons and further additions of allotments to be made 
thereto." August 28, 1665, having completed payment for the same. 



SECOND GENERATION 65 

he received a deed from the Executors of Edmund Rice.* This 
land, situated near Williams Pond in the southwest part of the town, 
was the beginning of his large farm, which included many acres 
stretching away toward Chauncey Pond in Westboro. Thomas 
Brigham also was one of the purchasers of the old plantation 
" Ockoocangansett," which had been reserved for the Indians out 
of the ancient boundaries of Marlboro, and which many contended 
they forfeited by their perfidy during Philip's War. Certain leading 
men of Marlboro, including the Brighams of the day, obtained, 
without the consent of the General Court, title to this plantation 
of 5800 acres and formed a company. The amount paid never 
can be known, because of the subsequent disappearance of the deed, 
but the sum doubtless was nominal. 

Miss Martha L. Ames, a descendant of Thomas^, residing on 
the old Joseph Brigham place in Marlboro, owns a very early 
Brigham deed, dated "May 10, 1706," being a conveyance of 
1 3f acres of meadow land, as explained by a map, going to Thomas^ 
Brigham, out of " Cow common " land, and certified to by his 
brother " Dr. John," who had been chosen " surveyor and clerk " 
by the proprietors. On the old Thomas Brigham homestead, on 
the south side of present Forest Street, beyond the confluence of 
Glen Street, something like a score of rods from the highway 
and at the foot of Crane Hill, is a slightly raised rectangular plot, 
about 30 X 75 feet, from whose center springs a mature apple 
tree. Here rest the last of the Marlboro Indians, whose earlier 
generations listened to the great Indian Apostle Eliot. Their 
last chief expired in his wigwam, near Williams Pond, and was 
buried at this place on the Brigham farm, where thirty other in- 
dividual graves could be made out by the last generation of Marl- 
boro citizens. This spot has always been sacredly preserved by 
the owners of the Brigham farm. The successive owners of the 
"old home place" since the Rices are as follows: 

* The parchment deed of this purchase is owned by Charles F. Brigham, of 
Allston, Mass., who relates that when a boy he boasted at school that he had a deed 
on parchment at home, and being dared to produce it, he tore a small piece oflf one 
corner of it and carried it to school to vindicate his statement. The interview aftei- 
ward with his father was not pleasant. This deed runs from Benjamin Rice to 
Thomas Brigham, and upon it Mercy Rice made her " Mark " in place of a signature. 

Thomas and John Brigham (with others) oppose petition of some fellow-citizens 
that the Gen. Court appoint a Committee to inquire into and settle certain municipal 
difficulties. The Committee was, however, appointed, and its adjustment recorded 
in the " New Town Book." A later Committee seems to have supported this adjust- 
ment (Hudson's Marlboro, p. 46). 

Thos. and Sam'l Brigham supported the Rev. Emerson in the controversy of 
1701 (Ibid., p. 102.) 

Thos. Brigham's "Garrison" about 1710 in Queen Anne's War, near Warren 
Brigham place (Ibid., p. 109). 

Thos. Brigham and 22 others of Marlboro in 1702 petitioned the Gen. Court 
that Chauncey (Western Marlboro) might be enlarged westward. Resulted in 1717 
in setting off of Westboro. David, son of Thos., already settled there (Ibid., p. 113). 

Thos. and Jno. Brigham in Marlboro before 1665; two of the first 44 proprietors 
(Ibid., p. 247). 



66 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

(1) Thomas- Brigham; (2) Gershom^ Brigham; (3) Benjamin* 
Brigham; (4) Warren^ Brigham; (5) Benjamin Thomas^ Brig- 
ham, son of Barnabas; (6) Elisha Bond, who bought it of Benj. 
T. Brigham; (7) Bradford Latham, son-in-law to Bond; (8) 
George F. Nichols, who bought it in 1893 from Latham; Mr. 
Nichols' wife is Abbie A.^, daughter of Addington MJ Brigham of 
Marlboro. The last male Brigham owner of the place is said to 
have strikingly resembled his paternal ancestry, having " thick, 
wavy black hair, black eyes and red cheeks ; a fine looking man." 

The Thomas^ Brigham homestead has long been known as the 
" Warren Brigham place," from its fourth owner, who died at 
the age of 87, more than half a century ago. Up to his time there 
had been no Warren Brighams. This fact inspired some research, 
which resulted in discovering that Gershom^ Brigham, the second 
owner, had married Mehetabel Warren, daughter of Joseph Warren 
of Medfield. 

Like the sites of the homes of so many of the first settlers, that 
of Thomas- Brigham's house seems almost to have been chosen for 
the landscape effect. The brook which gives the outlet to Wil- 
liams Pond flows through the home lot. A few rods above the 
brook stood the house. From it the higher hills appear to en- 
compass the valley of the brook, except where they break to the 
northwest and a narrow opening discloses the peak of Mt. Wachu- 
sett looming up twenty miles away. The first dwelling, a log hut 
built by Thomas-, was burned during his absence by flax catching 
fire. In 1706 he built a frame house, which was left for an " ell " 
by his son Gershom, who built a two-story house about 1724. The 
old house was used as a garrison in Queen Anne's War. This 
" ell " was finally taken down in 1791, by Warren Brigham. Mrs. 
Lucy B. Brown of Marlboro was the last occupant of the Gershom 
Brigham house, from which she moved in 1859; the house was 
uninhabited for some time and was finally razed. The Gershom 
Brigham house "was clapboarded but never painted outside; only 
two rooms were finished; the sitting-room and the principal bed- 
room were plastered and painted." About 1825 the present house 
was built on the opposite side of the road from the old house, 
by Barnabas" Brigham. The old well, from which many Brig- 
ham pilgrims drink, still exists. 

Thomas- unquestionably was one of the principal citizens of the 
town and must have held offices of responsibility, but an important 
volume of the town records was lost many years ago, hence there 
is no connected record of town officers or of town proceedings 
from 1665 to 1739. The church records are also fragmentary 
or nonexistent for the early period. His lands, however, were 



SECOND GENERATION 67 

extensive, lying in what now are four townships.* They divided 
into comfortable farms for his descendants and made many of 
them well-to-do. He executed his will 21 April, 1716, and died 
25 Nov. of the same year in his chair, which is now in the possesf- 
sion of Miss Martha L. Ames. His will, which was approved 2 
Jan., 1717, is as follows: 

WILL OF THOMAS- BRIGHAM 

In the Name of God Amen : This Twenty first Day of April Anno 
Domini one Thousand seven hundred and sixteen & in the second 
year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Georg of Great Brittian 
&c King I Thomas Brigham of the town of Marlborough in 

the County of middlesex in the Province of the massachusetts 
Bay in New-England yeoman being vere weak of Body but of 
perfect mind & memory Praised be God for it Knowing that it 
apoynded for men once to Dy Do make and ordain this my Last 
wiU & Testament first I bequeth my soul into the hands of Almighty 
God my maker hoping that through the merratorious Death of 
Jesus Christ my only Savour to know the free pardon of all my 
sins: And my Body to be Buried in Christian Like Decent & 
Cortly maner at the Discrestion of my hereafter Named Executors: 
And as for such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless 
me with hear in this world I Give and Dispose of the same in the 
maner and forms following Item I will and Give to my Son 
Elnathan Brigham and to his heirs Three acres of land in Etton 
farm next adjoining to the seven acres I have given him by Deed 
Lying side by sid with it And also Twelve acres of Land in s*^ 
farm some where towards the uper End of the s*^ farm. Item I 
will and Give unto my two sons Nathan Brigham and Jonathan 
Brigham and to theirs all that part of my Etton farme that lies 
on the easterly side of Assabeth River except what I have Given 
to my son Elnathan Brigham. Item I will and Give unto my 
Two sons Nathan Brigham & Jonathan Brigham and to their heirs 
Twenty two acres of the thirty acres that is laid out to me in 
Etton farme to have it on the Southerly end of the s^ Thirty acres 
And also the pece of Land that Joyns to it on the westerly side. 
Item I will and Give unto my two sons David Brigham and Ger- 
shom Brigham and to their heirs eight acres of the thirty acres 

* Thomas and John Brigham (inter alias) in 1671 asked for grant of General 
Court 40 or 50 miles south or southwest of Marlboro. Refused as outside jurisdic- 
tion of Province of Mass. Bay (DeForest's Hist, of Westboro, p. 19). 

In 1672 grant to Thomas B. (and Sam. Goodenow) in easterly Northboro of 
to-day (Ibid). 

Thos., Jno., Sam'l and Nathan Brigham (inter alias) in 1702 petitioned for west- 
erly extension of Marlboro (refused). Called " Kerly pet'n " from first signer, p. 33. 



68 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

that is Laid out to me in Etton farme to have it on the northerly 
end of the s^ Thirty acres And also all the Rest of my Etton 
farme that lies on the westerly side of Assabeth River I Give to 
the s^ David Brigham & Gershom Brigham & to their heirs Except 
what is Given to others of my Children: Item I give unto my 
son David Brigham & to his heirs all my meadow in Hokamok 
meadow and Brook meadow. Item my will is that all my Books 
be Equally Divided amongst all my Children. Item I will and 
Give unto my Daughter mary Houghton the wife of Jonas Hough- 
ton junr of Lancaster the feather bed I ly upon with all the 
furnituer to it also I Give unto my Daughter mary Houghton 
above s^ one Cow and my Great Brass Kittle that is at my son 
Jonathans and all my movable Goods with in Dors viz Brass Iron 
pewter with all my utensils in the house Except my part in the 
Barrels And Except Likewise some particular things that I have 
or shall Dispose of to som particular persns. Item I Give unto 
my Daughter mary Houghton above mentioned & to her heirs 
Thirty six pounds in money to be paid by my sons as followeth: 
Twenty pounds to be paid to her or her heirs by my son Gershom 
Brigham within three years after my Deceas at three several pay- 
ments viz six pounds thirteen shillings & four pence a year. And 
ten pounds to be paid her or her heirs by my son David Brigham 
within two years after my Decease And fourty shillings to be paid to 
her by my son Nathan Brigham And fourty shillings to be paid 
to her by my son Jonathan Brigham And fourty shillings to be paid 
to her by my son Elnathan Brigham these three last to be paid to her 
or to her heirs within one year after my Deceas: Item: I will 
and Give unto my two sons David Brigham and Elnathan Brigham 
my Lot of Cedar Swamp that is in Chancy swamp : Item I will 
and Give unto my son Gershom Brigham all my utensils for 
Husbandtre And one halfe my Lot of Sedar swamp in Cran Swamp 
And also my part in the barrels Item I will and Give unto my 
Daughter mary Brigham the wife of Jonathan Brigham the Twenty 
shillings which Jolm Emes oweth me Item my will is that all 
my Cattle and horses be Equaly Divided amongst all my Children 
except what I shall Dispose of in my Life time Item I Give unto 
my son Jonathan Brigham my bigest Brass Kittle here in the 
house: Item I do hereby Constitute ordain and apoynt my Three 
sons Nathan Brigham^ Jonathan Brigham & Gershom Brigham 
to be my executors of this my Last will and Testament Revoking 
& Disalowing of all other wills & Testaments what soever, Rattefy- 
ing and Confirming this to be my Last will and Testament in 
wittness whereof I the s^ Thomas Brigham have hereunto put my 
Hand &nd fixed my seal the Day and year above written Item, 
my will further is that if there be any part of my estate ether 
Real or personal be Left undisposed & which at present I have 



SECOND GENERATION 69 

not thought of that it be Equaly Divided amongst all my Children 
These lines were writen before signing and sealing there is three 
words bloted out in the thirteenth Line & there is three words 
bloted out in the twentieth Line & three words Likewise bloted out 
in the twenty third line which was done before signing & sealing 

Thomas Brigham (Seal) 
Signed sealed and Delivered 
in presence of witnesses 
Gershom How 
Ephraim How 
Jno Banister 
Eleasar How 

(On the reverse is written the following.) 

The Lines may sertifie whom it may Concern that where as in 
the within writan will I Thomas Brigham have Given unto my 
two sons Nathan Brigham Jonathan Brigham Twenty two acres 
of a pece of Land in Etton farme w^*' I Did then Call thirty 
acres And it apears that there is in the s*^ peace Thirty three acres 
& one quarter of an acre w^^ three acres and one quarter not men- 
tioned in the within wretten will I Give to my to sons Nathan 
Brigham & Jonathan Brigham to be Equaly Divided between them 
and Likewise what I have Given to my two sons Nathan Brigham 
and Jonathan Brigham in the within wreten will in Land it is to 
be Equally Divided between them And also what Land I have 
Given to my two sons David Brigham & Gershom Brigham is 
Likewise to be Equaly Divided between them And where I have 
made Assabeth River the Dividing Line between any of my sons 
my meaning is the main Body of the s^ River in witness where of 
I the s'^ Thomas Brigham have here unto put my hand and seal 
this May 19th 1716 

There is four words bloted out in the second line & six bloted 
out the sixth Line and all the seventh Line & one word in the eigth 
line which was Sow before signing & sealing 

Thomas Brigham (Seal) 
Signed sealed & Delivered 
in presence of witnesses 
Eleazar How 
Gershom How 
Jno Banister 

Midelsx Eleazer How and Gershom How apeared before me 

and mad oath that they saw this instrument sined and sealed and 
at the same time saw John Banister sine as a witness the above said 
Thomas Brigham being in perfect memory at that time 

January 1: 1717/18 

Tho How Justice of peace 

Cambridge Jan 2, 1717 (Mid. Prob. Rec, 1733.) 



70 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children, by first wife, born in Marlboro: 

i Thomas^ b. 24 Feb., 1666-7, and no further reported; probably 
died before his father. 

7 ii Nathan, b. 17 June, 1671. 

iii David, b. 11 Aug., 1673; died young. 

8 iv Jonathan, b. 22 Feb., 1675. 

9 '-V David, b. 12 April, 1678.-^ 

10 vi Gershom, b. 23 Feb., 1680. 

11 vii EInathan, b. 7 March, 1683. 

viii Mary, b. 26 Oct., 1687; m. Capt. Jonas Houghton of Lancaster, 
Mass., 30 July, 1710; he d. 15 Aug., 1739, ae. 56.* Ch. (Houghton), 
b. in Lancaster: 

1 Silas*, b. 26 Oct., 1713. 

2 Betty, b. 20 March, 1715-16. 

3 Mary, b. 8 March, 1720-21. 

4 Prudence, h. 21 Oct., 1723. 

5 Persis, b. 31 July, 1726. 

6 Jonas, b. 21 April, 1728. 

7 John, b. 13 Feb., 1731-2. 

4 JOHN", son of Thomas^ and Mercy (Hurd) Brigliam; 
born in Cambridge, Mass., 9 March, 1644-45; died in Sudbury, 

Mass., l6 Sept., 1728; f married (1) Sarah | , who died 

between 1691 and 1698; she was the mother of his children; 

married (2) Deborah , who died 7 Feb., 1716-17; married 

(3), 22 May, 1717, Sarah Bowker, who survived him. 

John, known as " Dr." Brigham, founder of the " lost tribe " 
of our family, undoubtedly was the most brilliant of the children 
of Thomas^. Drake (History of Middlesex County, vol. ii. p. 141 
et seq.) describes him as " one of the most popular and remarkable 
men of his day, having considerable capacity for public affairs, 
unusual ability as a surveyor and some ambition as a land specu- 
lator." Lewis (History of Worcester County, vol. ii. p. 1332) 
refers to him as " John Brigham, the doctor, surveyor, Commis- 
sioner of the General Court, land speculator and the most enter- 
prising man in town." It is the very exuberance of his activity, 
his ubiquitous absorption here and there, into this and that prob- 
lem of the place and hour, that make the fragmentary gleanings 
of him so fascinating yet unsatisfactory. Drake states that " he 
was returned as representative from Marlboro in 1688 and from 
Sudbury in 1706." The first date we cannot verify, as the records 
are lacking, but we learn from the State Archives (Recs. Gen. Crt. 
of Mass., vol. vi. pp. 16, 220) that John Brigham represented 
Marlboro in 1689 and 1692; and he was returned from Sudbury 
for the term of "May 30, 1705— Apr. 12, 1706." (Acts and Re- 
solves of the Province of Mass. Bay, vol. viii. p. 115). He also 
was a Marlboro delegate to the convention called against the 
" Tyrant Andros." 

* See Lancaster Records. * Sudbury Records. 

% Hist, of Westboro says he m. a dau. of Josiah Haynes. 



SECOND GENERATION 71 

He began business for himself by erecting a sawmill, with rude 
flutter wheel, the first turned on Assabet River, it may be, near 
the site of one existing in Morse's day owned by Hayes and 
Bush in Northboro on Howard's Brook; he having received, in 1672, 
a grant of land on Licor Meadow Plain. Hudson says (p. 231): 
" It is difficult to tell when or where the first mill was erected. 
It is probable, however, that the first was a sawmill and was 
erected in that part of the town now included in Northboro, by 
John Brigham. It was near the center of the present town of 
Northboro, on a stream which constitutes one of the principal 
tributaries of the Assabet River. This mill was erected before 
Philip's War." Whitney's History of Worcester (1793) points 
out that " a little north of the meeting-house runs a small but last- 
ing stream from the hills in the westerly part of the town, on 
which is a sawmill which performs considerable work in spring 
and fall." Rev. Joseph Allen says he was the first white settler 
of Northboro. 

He surveyed the Marlboro Indian Plantation of about 6000 
acres in 1672; was granted the extensive "Coram farm"* for 
his services as surveyor; surveyed and mapped out Sudbury Town- 
ship in 1708. 

John Brigham appears to have been the leader in the attempt of 
some of the principal citizens of Marlboro to possess themselves 
of the Indian Plantation, Ockoocangansett, which, they alleged, 
had been forfeited by the Indians through their participation in 
King Philip's War. The General Court, in 1684, refused the 
prayer of the petitioners for permission to purchase the Plantation 
of the Indians ; whereupon, says Hudson, it appears that the 
principal inhabitants of Marlboro, headed by John Brigham, re- 
solved to possess the Indian lands. To cut the knot which they 
could not untie, on the 15th of July, 1684, they obtained, without 
the consent of the General Court, a deed of the Plantation from 
the Indians. This deed the General Court promptly declared null 
and void; notwithstanding which, the purchasers proceeded at 
once to take possession of the Plantation and to lay out and divide 
the lands. 

"The 29th of October, 1686: At a meeting of the proprietors 
of Ockoocangansett Plantation, it was ordered that every proprie- 
tor should have laid out to him in some of the best of the land 
lying as conveniently as may be to the town of Marlboro, thirty 

* " The 'Coram Farm' was granted John Brigham in 1672, as compensation for 
services as surveyor. The principal part of ' Coram Farm ' lay on the northern 
side of the old Marlboro line, now (1826) farms of Nahum, Asa and Lewis Fay, 

John Green and Stephen Williams The Indians burnt John's house a few days 

after his removal " (Top. and Hist. Sketches, etc., Rev. Jos. Allen; Pamphlet, 1826; 
p. 25, note). 



72 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

acres for a first division of upland, and Mr. John Brigham is 
agreed, withall, to lay out the abovesaid lands, and to have five 
shillings a day, the one half in money, the other half in corn, rye 
at four shilling per bushel, and Indian at three shillings per 
bushel, and to have his diet all the while he is about the work. 
Also at the same meeting it was agreed that John Maynard Sen., 
and Richard Barnes, should join with John Brigham, to order 
the laying out of the land, and order highways according to their 
best discretion, and they to have two shillings a day for their 
pains, in corn at country prices. Also, at the same meeting, it 
was agreed that when the lots were laid out, every proprietor should 
draw his lot." 

At a meeting of the proprietors, in December of the same year, 
continues Hudson, it was voted that Major Hincksman and others 
" should have the thousand acres of land which was surveyed 
by John Brigham, and. signified by the plats under his hand, 
should be recorded in the Company's Book of Records, so that 
it make a final settlement of all differences about the said land, 
as to any further claimes." Among the fifty-two proprietors were 
included John, Samuel and Thomas, sons of Thomas^ Brigham, 
Mercy Hunt, their mother, and John Fay and William Ward, 
who had married their sisters. Dr. John appears to have received, 
besides his share, other lots for his services. " Sept. 24, 1691, he, 
for Xl6, conveyed to Daniel Rice his 30 acre right in the Indian 
Plantation . . ." In 1693 the proprietors agreed that their 
grants of land " shall stand good to all intents and purposes, if 
they be attested by John Brigham their Clerk." In March, 1708, 
says Morse, they chose Dr. Brigham on a committee " to act 
about their title." The General Court, still keeping faith with 
the Indians, steadfastly refused to confirm the purchase, but in 
1719 finally ended all controversy by annexing the territory to 
Marlboro. Hudson does not excuse this mild fraud upon the 
Indians, but, he says, " The people of Marlboro have at least this 
apology: they acted in accordance with the spirit of the age." 

Morse concisely gives details of his later life as follows: " Dr. 
Brigham . . . Nov. 9, 1697, he then of Sudbury, for £70 
received of Joseph Freeman of Preston, Conn., a deed of 130 acres 
in Sudbury, bounded on the south by the Lancaster Road and on 
the E. by the five miles of land first granted to Sudbury. This 
tract is presumed to be the farm now owned and occupied by 
Captain William Rice. Oct. 7, 1698, he sold for <£10, to Nathaniel 
Oke, 12 acres E. of his sawmill in what is now Northboro." 

Dr. Brigham lived in Marlboro near and northwest from the 



SECOND GENERATION 73 

present French church. He evidently drew many lots of the town's 
commons. His old homestead in Northboro was situated on what 
is now Berlin Street, just on the edge of Northboro Center village, 
across Howard's Brook, where the site of his mill is still used 
for that purpose. A good part of the dam is of native rock, attest- 
ing John's shrewd selection of an advantageous spot. This farm 
has long been known as the " Priest Whitney Place," from the oc- 
cupancy of the Rev. Peter Whitney, an honored historian of 
Worcester Co., who, having been ordained in 1767 and dying 
in 1816; built a fine mansion house in 1780, still standing in half- 
neglected picturesqueness. In 1839 Silas Haynes came into pos- 
session; succeeded in 1852 by Mr. S. McClure, with whom, in 
September, 1894, the writer had an interview. North of the 
residence at the orchard end, opposite some fence bars, two rods 
distant, is a level piece of meadow plowed over many times by 
Mr. McClure, who remembers well the spot where the plow touches 
" the white sand," which was filled into the ceUar of the original 
John Brigham house. This spot is about 18x20 feet. In the 
rear it slopes down quickly to lower marshy ground, where was a 
spring, probably first used by John, four or five rods east, but 
now filled, although recognized in an identation of the rounded 
slope. 

In 1684 John was one of the grantees from the Indians of land 
from which was formed the " Plantation of Sudbury," * whither 
he removed from Northboro, and he long lived on the old Sudbury 
and Marlboro Road near Sudbury town line. The old homestead 
building (where Abijah Brigham once lived) stood about ten rods 
west of the present Lucius Brigham house, and was a large old- 
fashioned red building with long sloping roof.f He served six 
years as selectman in Sudbury and was placed on important 
committees. J 

It is worthy of note that the given names of his seven children 
recall those of his family dear to his heart: Sarah, his wife; 
Mercy, his mother; Mary and Hannah, his sisters; Thomas, his 
father, Thomas his eldest brother, Samuel his other brother, 
and lastly himself. Singularly enough, he had just enough chil- 
dren in all and just enough of each sex to go around the beloved 
circle. 

Judge Forbes of Worcester stated in a letter to the writer that 

* Vide Hudson's Sudbury, Wayland and Maynard, pp. 4, 5. 

t See History of Westboro (Deforest & Page), for description of " Brigham 
Farm " and account of John Brigham's grant, pp. 459 and 19. 

J Same, p. 31. "Town Rate in 1680 for John Brigham et al. to kill rattle- 
snakes " (q. v.). 

Same, p. 42. " Petition of John Brigham & 30 others in 1716, Nov. 23, for 
lots west of Marlboro for a town; it was first movement towards incorporation of 
Shrewsbury." 



74 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

he did not think any one knew the grave of John Brigham. The 
late James S. Draper of Wayland (E. Sudbury) stated that as 
far as he was aware, no gravestones of Brighams existed in that 
town. With reference to the present condition of the old burying- 
grounds in Worcester Co., see Jewett's History, also Hudson's His- 
tory of Sudbury. 

WILL OF JOHN^ BRIGHAM 

In The Name of God Amen. The Fourteenth Day of Septem- 
ber Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and twenty-eight 
and in ye Second Year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
the Second by ye Grace of god of Great Brittan France & Ireland 
King Defender of ye faith I John Brigham Sen'", of Sudbury in 
ye County of Middlesex In his Majesties Province of y^ Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England Yeoman: Being very aged but of 
perfect mind & memory Thanks be Given to God: therefore Calling 
unto mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is ap- 
pointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my 
last will and testament that is to Say principally and first of all: 
I give and Recommend my soul into y^ hands of god that gave it 
me and my Body I recommend to ye Earth to be Buried in De- 
cent Christian Burial att ye Discrestion of my Executor hereafter 
named Nothing Doubting but at ye General Resurrection I shall 
Receive the same again by the mighty Power of god, and as touch- 
ing such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless 
me in this Life, I Give Demise & Dispose of ye same in ye follow- 
ing manner & forme. Imprimis My Will Is That my Executor 
First of all Should Pay all my just Debts and Funerall Charges 
out of my Personal Estate. 

Item: My Will is that my well beloved wife Sarah Brigham 
Enjoy one Third Part of all my Houseings, Orchards, Lands & 
meadows whatsoever Dureing natural Life & One Third part of 

my moveable Estate Forever, viz: After my Just Debts 

& Funeral Charges Being paid as above Said. 

Item: My Will Further Is That my Son John Brigham his 
heirs and assigns Shall have my homestead That is all my Lands 
Orchards & Meadows Which I Bought of Robbart man In Said 
Sudbury with all my Other Lands and Meadows adjoining or 
Belonging thereunto with all ye Buildings that Thereon is Allso 
I give & Bequeath unto him his heirs and assigns my Gulfe Meadow 
in Said Sudbury Allso Five acres of Land Laid out to ye Right 
of Mr. Robbart Fordom in Said Sudbury joyning to and bounded 
Easterly by land in ye Possession of Peter Plimpton All which is 



\. 



SECOND GENERATIOI^ 75 

Upon Condition that my said son John Brigham shall within Two 
Months Next after my Decease Give or Tender to Give Sufficent 
Security for ye payment of Two Hundred & Forty Pounds unto my 
Four Daughters as namely Sarah Mary Hannah & Mercy: that is to 
Each of them ye sum of Sixty Pounds apiece to be paid to Them 
Their Heirs or assigns In Four Payments ye First Payment not 
to be made until one year after my Decease and then Sixty Pounds 
a year untill One Year after my Decease and Then Sixty Pounds 
a year untill ye Two Hundred & Fourty Pound be Payd: Further- 
more my will is that all my lands In Sudbury Marlborough and 
Westborough not Desposed of as above Said Shall be Equally 
Divided to & Amongst my Children Namely John Brigham Junr 
Sarah Goodenow^ Mary Fay Hannah Ward & IMercy Perry to 
them Their Heirs and Assigns forever: Furthermore it is my will 
and order That my Four Daughters Above mentioned their Heirs 
or assigns shall take ye above said John Brighams part in ye above 
mentioned outlands In part of pay to them or their Heirs of ye 
Legacy of Two Hundred & Fourty Pounds above mentioned: 
By a Just Apprizement In Case They Do Not agree Other ways 
uppon his offering & Secureing of it to them & their Heirs forever 
& The Rest to be payed in Cattle or Bills of Credit or money as 
it passes from man to man. Furthermore it is my will that all 
my Rights in Common in Sudbury;- Marlborough; & Westborough 
Shall be Equally Divided amongst all my Children. Further- 
more my will is That all my Personal or Moveable Estate not 
Disposed of As Above Said Shall Be Equally Divided amongst 
all my Children namely John Brigham Thomas Brigham Sarah 
Goodenow, Mary Fay Hannah Ward & Mercy Perry. And Fur- 
thermore as a Reason why I have not Given to my son Thomas 
Brigham no more in this my Last will & Testament is because I 
have Given him by Deed of Gift in Land and Housings & Other 
ways about Four Hundred pounds. Further the Reason why I 
have given To my Son Thomas Brigham so much in Time Past by 
Deed of Gift and Other ways was Partly in Consideration of his 
Living so much Longer with me Then The Rest of my Children: 
Furthermore it is my will that my Executor Pay ye Sum of five 
pounds apeice out of my above mentioned outlands To Japhet 
and Lydia Perry when they come of age in Money or Bills of 
credit: Memorandum I Give to my Wife Sarah Brigham as a 
Token of my Love to her ye Curtains that Shee made her selfe & 
ye Lesser of ye Two Brass Kettles Free & Clear to come into no 
apprizement with ye Rest of ye Estate. Furthermore it Is My 
Will That all ye Deeds of Gifts Given To Any of my Children 
I Ratify & Confirm to be to them & their Heirs forever and 



76 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

that if any of ye above mentioned Children Molest Each Other 
by Vertue of my Lands Given Them by Deeds of gift ShaU by 
These Presents forever be Bared and Excluded from haveing any 
Right Title or Interest of or unto any of my Estate both Real & 
personal above named. And furthermore my will is That my 
Children Shall give Deeds of Quit Claim Each to Other if it 
Be Requested or Demanded by them before ye Division of my 
Estate amongst my said Children Above named in this my Last 
will & Testament. Furthermore I constitute make & ordain my 
well beloved son John Brigham my Sole Executor to this my Last 
will and Testament In Witness whereof I: ye Said John Brigham 
Sen^ have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day and Year above 

mentioned. 

John Brigham Sen"" 

+ (Seal) 

Signed Sealed Published his mark 

pronounced & Declared by 
ye Said John Brigham 
as his last will and testament 
in presence of us ye subscribers 
John Eveleth 
Daniel Haynes 
Jotham Brown 
Uriah Moore 

Furthermore it is my will & order that if ye above named Mary 
Fay does proceed in marring against my will with one Tounsend 
School master late of Westbury that I do alow her but five shillings 
out of my Estate & her legacy above mentioned but it is my will 
and order that ye legacy made to her shall Return to ye Children 
to be divided amongst them and not to be paid untill two years after 
my decease and to be at ye disposal of my Executor and Gershom 
Fay. This was writ before signing & sealing. 

(The inventory of his personal estate amounted to £186, lis. Qd.) 

Children (by first wife), the two youngest born in Sudbury; the others 
born in Marlboro: 

i John^ b. 19 Aug., 1667; d. 2 Dec, 1667. 

12 ii Sarah, b. 27 March, 1674. 

13 iii Mary, b. 6 May, 1678. 

14 iv John, b. Nov., 1680. 

V Hannah, b. 27 March, 1683; m. 2 Feb., 1708-9, Oliver, son of 
Increase Ward; b. Marlboro, 1686; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Ward): 

1 Dinah*, b. 26 Dec, 1709. 

2 Experience, b. 25 Sept., 1711; m. 26 April, 1733, Jesse Smith 
of Lexington, Mass. 



SECOND GENERATION 77 

3 Thankful, b. 9 May, 1713. 

4 Deborah, b. 15 Jan., 1714-15. 

5 Hannah, b. 15 Jan., 1714-15. 

6 Sarah, b. 15 Jan., 1714-15. 

4, 5 and 6, triplets, d. in infancy. 
15 vi Thomas, b. 6 May, 1687. 

vii Mercy, m. 23 March, 1715, Ebenezer Perry from Dedham to Sud- 
bury. They res. in Sudbury; he d. intestate about 1732-3, and she 
m. (2) Samuel Streeter of Framinghara, Mass. Ch. (Perry), b. 
Sudbury : 

1 Obadiah\ b. 19 Nov., 1716. 

2 Sarah, b. 24 Aug., 1718. 

3 Ebenezer, b. 28 Feb., 1721; not mentioned in settlement of liis 
father's estate, 1732-1738. 

4 Mary, b. 7 Jan., 1723. 

5 Esther, b. 24 June, 1724. 

6 Mercy, b. 2 Sept., 1727. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 11 Oct., 1728. 

viii Samuel, m. 23 Aug., 1716, Abigail Monroe (or Moore); res. Sud- 
bury, but had no children recorded. 

5 HANNAH-, daughter of Thomas^ and Mercy (Hurd) Brig- 
ham; born in Cambridge, Mass., 9 March, 1649-50; died in 
Marlboro, Mass., Dec., 1719; married (1) Gershom Eames * of 
Marlboro, who went to Watertown, Mass., on the breaking out 
of King Philip's War, where he died 25 Nov., 1676; married (2) 
William, son of William Ward (who was in Sudbury as early 
as 1639, and owned land there); born in Sudbury, 22 Jan., 1640; 
died in Marlboro, 25 Nov., 1697. 

The historians have had a good deal of trouble over Hannah with 
respect to her marriage, Morse having married her to Samuel 
Wells of Glastonbury, Conn., and Hudson (p. 357) concurring 
with the historian of Shrewsbury that Gershom Eames married 
Hannah Johnson, daughter of Solomon and Hannah Johnson. 
The Sudbury records show the birth of a Hannah, daughter of 
Solomon Johnson (who was Solomon, Jr.), but she would have 
been only 14 years old when Gershom Eames married Hannah 
Brigham. Paige corrects these errors (pp. 501-2), and we can 
support him with overwhelming evidence. Paige first quotes two 
Massachusetts public records; one wherein her name is given as 
Hannah Ward and another where William Ward, her husband, 
joins with Thomas^, John^, and SamueP Brigham, in 1681, in 
conveying to Nicholas Fessenden certain of the Thomas^^ Brigham 
land in Cambridge. Paige continues: 

" I do not find any Hannah Ward in that town who could repre- 
sent herself as a daughter of Thomas Brigham, except the wife 
of William Ward, who united with the Brighams in the sale of 

* The name in the early records is spelled with an E, but most of the families 
have dropped the E and spell it Ames (Hudson's History of Marlboro, p. 358). 



78 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

the Cambridge land. This Hannah had been the wife of Gershom 
Eames; and is suiDposed by her descendant, Andrew H. Ward, in 
his History of Shrervshury (p. 457) to have been a daughter of 
Samuel Johnson of Sudbury. But I think it more probable that 
Thomas Brigham was her father, and that John Brigham, who 
witnessed the execution of her will, Oct. 30, 1714, was her brother." 
Hannah Eames had two children: Hannah (named for herself) 
and a posthumous daughter, Mary. She lived in Marlboro both 
before and after her marriage to Mr. Ward, although she probably 
accompanied her first husband to Watertown at the time of King 
Philip's War. In her will, executed 30 "Oct., 1714, she makes 
pathetic reference to the boy Elisha, who was killed or stolen 
by the Indians. After the usual introductory formula, she devises 
as follows : 



WILL OF HANNAH BRIGHAM-EAMES-WARD 

FIRST: I will that all those debts and duties as I do owe in 
Right or conscience to any person or persons whatsoever shall 
well and truly be paid in convenient time after my decease by my 
Executor hereafter named. 

Item: I give to my well beloved son Gershom Ward whom I 
likewise constitute make and ordain my onely and sole executor 
of this my last will and testament and all my lands and other 
Estate which I shall dye seazed by him freely to be possessed, he 
fulfilling those things hereafter specified: First I will that he the 
aforesaid Gershom doe take the sole care of my daughter Hannah 
Eames and provid for her both in sickness and in health with the 
help of what Estate she hath and what of right belongs to her 
during her Natural Life. And further it is my plesuer that the 
Bed and Bedding which she uses and a white cow and all the 
puter that I shall leve that is marked with Eames leters with all 
her other things be called hers : it is my will also that his heirs 
or administrators stand obliged to the performance hereof and 
her funeral to be at his charge. 

Item: I will that there be paid unto my four other children 
by my Executor above named to wit: to William and Nahum Ward 
and to Mary Keyes and Bethiah Brigham twenty shillings apiece 
within one year after my Decease and if Elisha shall ever come 
again that my executor pay him twenty shillings also and if any 
of my children should dy before the time of payment then to their 
heirs also. I apoint my well beloved kinsmen Samuel Goodenow 
and Joseph Straten to be the over seer of this my will. Ratifying 
and confirming this to be my last will and testament in witness 



SECOND GENERATION 79 

hereof I have set my hand and seal the Day and yeare above 
written. 

her 
Signed Sealed Published Hannah H Ward (Seal) 

pronounced and Declared mark 

by the said Hannah Ward 
as her last will and testament 
in the presents of us the 
subscribers viz : 

John Brigham (original signature.) 
Joshua Rice 
Joseph Straten 

Will filed Dec. 1719. 
Record of Probate 27 June 1720 
Inventory 2 Feb. 1721. 

The inventory of her personal estate showed £85 15s. Qd. Her 
real estate was valued at £l60, and consisted of 11 acres of pasture 
in Marlboro, 54 acres " wast " land and 5 acres of swamp and 
meadow in Marlboro. 

Children (Eames or Ames), born probably in Marlboro: 
i Hannah^ b. 3 Feb., 1675. 

ii Mary (posthumous), b. 1677; d. 1772, ae. 95 yrs. and 1 mo.; m. 
11 March, 1696, John, son of Elias and Sarah (Blanford) Keyes of 
Marlboro; moved to Shrewsbury about 1723; built a new house 
and part of the family slept in the new one and part in the old 
one, just before the building was completed. In Aug., 1723, both 
houses were burned and two of his sons sleeping in the new 
house perished. He was a Major and d. 1768, in his 94th year. 
Ch. (Keyes): 

Gershom*, h. 1 March, 1698; m. about 1718, Sarah ; 

moved to Boston and became wealthy; 5 ch. 
2 Mary, b. 24 Oct., 1700; m. 1720, Daniel Rand. 
8 Solomon, b. 30 Aug., 1703; m. Sarah . 2 ch. 

4 Hannah, b. 9 July, 1706; m. 1725, Gershom Flagg. 

5 Thankful, b. 24 May, 1709; m. 1728, Jonas Keyes. 

6 John, b. 30 April, 1712; burned to death, Aug., 1723. 

7 Sarah, b. 5 March, 1715; m. 21 Dec, 1721, Joshua Wilder. 

8 Stephen, b. 2 April, 1718; also burned to death, Aug., 1723. 
Children (Ward) born in Marlboro {as per Hudson's History of Marl- 
boro) : 

iii William, b. 27 March, 1680; m. Jane Cleveland, and res. in the 
part of Marlboro which is now Southboro. He rose to the rank 
of colonel and was a J. P. Ch: 
1 Hezekiah; 2 Elisha; 3 William; 4 Charles; et al. 
Iv Bethiah, m. Elnathan^ Brigham, 11. 

v (Col.) Nahum, b. 18 Dec, 1684; m. 16 July, 1714, Martha, dau. 
of Capt. Daniel and Elizabeth (Kerley) Howe; b. 30 July, 1687; 



80 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

followed the sea in early life, and then moved to Shrewsburj, 
where he was a Colonel, J. P., Rep. and Judge. Their sixth child 
was (Gen.) Artemas*, b. 1727; grad. Harvard Coll., 1748, was 
Major in the French War; at the opening of the Revolution 
was appointed General and Commander-in-chief of all the forces 
raised by the Colony; he had command of the troops besieging 
Boston until the appointment of Washington as Commander-in- 
chief. He then commanded the right wing of the besieging army 
until the capitulation, after which he had command of the de- 
partment of the East. He served several terms in Congress, was 
president of the governor's council, and until his death judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas for Worcester County. 
vi Elisha, b. 12 Jan., 1686; was killed or taken captive by the Indians 

in Worcester, 1709, while riding post from Marlboro to Hadley. 
vii Bathshebah, b. 16 May, 1689; d. 6 Oct., 1693. 
viii Gershom, b. 3 Jan., 1693; rep. Marlboro, 1738; d. unm., 1739. 

6 CAPT. SAMUEL^ son of Thomas^ and Mercy (Hurd) 
Brigham; born in Cambridge, Mass., 12 Jan., 1652; died in Marl- 
boro, Mass., intestate, 24 July, 1713, ae. 6l ; married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Ward) Howe (who was a set- 
tler in Marlboro by 1660, and probably came from Roxbury, Mass.) ; 
born in Marlboro, 5 April, 1665; died there, 26 July, 1739, se. 74. 

Samuel, at the time of his mother's marriage to Edmund Rice, 
was 3 years old, and went with her to Sudbury and Marlboro. The 
glimpses we have of his early manhood are meagre. We first 
note that he had a " 25 acre grant in the first laying out of 
Worcester, in 1673; it lying in the Eastern Squadron next to the 
County Road to Boston." He was a lieutenant of Capt. Thomas 
Howe and was rewarded by government for military services in 
Queen Anne's War. A garrison was established at his house in 
this war. Feb. 25, 1694, he sold 2 lots of meadow in Marlboro 
to Thomas Beman. In 1707 he drew a lot of 21 acres and a lot 
of 103 acres south of Tobacco Meadow, bounded by the path to 
his Stony Brook Meadow, where, in his right, his heirs drew other 
lots. April 23, 1708, he purchased of Obadiah Ward, Jr., a 10|- 
acre right in the lands of Marlboro; and in that year he became 
bound for Joseph Parre to Francis Holmes of Boston in the 
penal sum of £100. In the years 1699 and 1703, it has been stated, 
he was town treasurer, although Hudson says that the town records 
for that period are missing. He was selectman in 1707 and 1710, 
and representative to the General Court in 1697-99 and in 1705. 
According to Hudson, he resided three-fourths of a mile east of 
the East Village, near the old tanyard of the late Capt. Daniel 
Brigham. ^ 

To Samuel Brigham is due the honor of founding in old M'arl- 
boro the tanning and shoe trades. Many of Samuel's descendants 
are in the shoe business in Marlboro, in one capacity or dnother. 



SECOND GENERATION 81 

as are also. the descendants of Thomas". The first tannery in the 
town was erected by SamueP about 1700, near his dwelling house 
on present East Main Street, one-quarter of a mile east of the old 
Village Academy. This tannery, which is said to have been the 
first west of Charlestown, descended in regular succession (Jede- 
diah^ Winslow*, DanieP) to Capt. DanieP, who retired from active 
business in the early 1850's, when the tannery ceased to be used. 
In 1859 Capt. Daniel's son Dennison owned the site. For many 
years the tannery was being taken down piecemeal, and it was 
wholly demolished by 1876. The place is now owned by Francis 
C. Curtis, who married a Brigham, and through the kindness of 
Timothy Brigham Patch, we were permitted to see the outlines of 
the tanyard as it looked some fifty or a hundred years ago when 
the plant was at its highest development. An eye witness in 1894 
might have seen a rectangular field by the roadside (Main Street), 
of about an acre in extent, enclosed by stone walls, wherein towered 
a magnificent old elm; hard by an ancient well spring, covered by 
one of the stones formerly used for grinding bark (the other stones 
serving as a backdoor step at the house of Mr. Curtis, a few rods 
distant). To the north of the spring were remains of the old 
Samuel " ffats," of small size, whose chestnut timbers are well 
preserved. Near by used to stand a curry shop, bark shed, bark 
mill, and a second curry shop which served sometimes for a 
dwelling. This last has been converted into a house known as 
" Glen Cottage." The main part of the old Jedediah^ house is 
about 20 X 40 feet, falling ofi" to a leanto on the side, which was 
built in 1718 or thereabouts. It has been removed to No. 36 School 
Street. An ell had been removed to an adjoining lot a short time 
before we saw the house. ^ 

Samuel Brigham lies buried in the Old Cemetery in the rear of 
the Academy in Marlboro, the only one of the second generation 
of Brighams whose grave is marked. The headstone is rather 
ornate. Undoubtedly Thomas^ and his mother also lie in this ceme- 
tery, but the places are unknown. SamueP died intestate. The 
widow and eldest son, Samuel®, were appointed administrators 
of the estate, and John^ Brigham appears on their bond. She was 
made guardian of the younger children. The inventory made soon 
after his death amounted to £1263 8s. At this time the land was 
estimated at £800. On 12 March, 1719-20 a Commission, ap- 
pointed by the Judge of Probate, rendered their statement. These 
gentlemen were, John Maynard, a son-in-law, Caleb Rice, Nathan 
Brigham and William and Nahum Ward, the last three being 
nephews of the deceased Capt. Brigham. They valued the estate 
at £2191, 4s. They set oif to the widow in right of dower half 
the dwelling house and about 237 acres of land. The whole 



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82 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

valued at =£730 8s. Samuel, the eldest son, received the other 
half of the dwelling house and 136 acres of land besides " Rock 
Island, the Cedar Swamp and the Rights," the whole consisting 
of " Land, Improvements and Buildings," valued at ,£603 19s. 
He was to pay Jotham, his brother, ,£132 l6s. ; the same to Lydia, 
the third daughter; to Hepsibah, .£36 4s., and to Persis, the 
fourth daughter, £36 lis. Jedediah, the second son, received 
258 acres of land, valued at .£230, he paying to Hepsibah .£37, 3s, 
and to Persis, ,£60 Is. Timothy, the fourth son, received 65 
acres of land and some meadow and other lots valued at £173 17s., 
he paying to Hepsibah, .£41 Is. Charles, the fifth son, had 87f 
acres of the first division of the land and some meadow and swamp 
valued at £142 6s. 8d., he to pay Hepsibah, £9 10s. 8d. Antipas 
received 104 acres, and certain Rights, he paying Hepsibah, £8 
I7s. 4d. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, received a little more than 
59 acres of land valued at £l69, she to pay Persis, £36 4s. As 
will be seen by the foregoing, Samuel" was a large landowner 
and it is evident that he was a character of great weight in the 
community. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

1 Elizabeth', b. 24 March, 1685; m. 16 Oct., 1711, Samuel Robinson, 
ii Hepsibah, b. 25 Jan., 1686; m. 1719, John, son of John, Jr., and 
Lydia (Ward) Maynard. 

16 iii Samuel, b. 25 Jan., 1689. 

17 iv Lydia, b. 6 March, 1691. 

18 V Jedediah, b. 8 June, 1693. 

19 vi Jotham, b. 23 Dec, 1695. 

20 vii Timothy, b. 10 Oct., 1698. 

21 viii Charles, b. 30 Dec, 1700. 

ix Persis, b. 10 July, 1703; m. 22 Nov., 1721, Edward Baker, Jr., b. 

Lynn, Mass., 16 July, 1696, a first settler of Westboro, Mass.; 

had 10 children, of whom we have a record of one. Ch. (Baker) : 

1 Somiuel*, b. Westboro, 27 Aug., 1722; he moved to Berlin, Mass., 

where he had a family; was Judge of the Court of Common 

Pleas, 1775-1795; Councillor and Senator; built a stone house 

in Berlin, which is still standing; the most prominent man in 

the town history; was at the battle of Lexington. A cut of 

his house is in the Hist, of Berlin, p. 269. 

X Antipas, b. 16 Oct., 1706; d. Grafton, Mass., 23 April, 1746. Less 

distinguished than his brothers; left a house and a farm of 

260 acres in Grafton. Lieut. Nathan Brigham of Southboro was 

one of the appraisers of his estate, on which his brother Samuel 

of Marlboro administered, 7 June, 1747. 



THIRD GENERATION 



THIRD GENERATION 

7 CAPT. NATHAN^ son of Thomas" and Mary (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 June, 1671; died there 
16 Feb., 1746-7; married (1) Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac 
and Frances (Woods) Howe (not, probably, the daughter of Abra- 
ham and Hannah [Ward] Howe, as stated in Marlboro History) jjjxj^^' 
of Marlboro; born 17 Jan., 1673; found dead, kneeling by a y\ 
chair in her home, 29 March, 1733; married (2) Mehitable (Gould) ^^ 
widow of Jonas Eaton of Charlestown, Mass. (See Wyman's 
Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, pp. 130, 317). 

Morse states that he settled on a part of the Thomas- homestead, 
his house being a garrison house in Queen Anne's War. He was 
a weaver. He inherited the town-right of his father and drew 
shares of the public land in this right. He held town oflSces and 
was 7 years a selectman and for the last time in 1738; was rep- 
representative in 1726 and '30. April 5, 1733, he made his will, giv- 
ing his son Thomas 100 acres where he then resided, a house, 6 
acres of meadow in Marlboro and 70 acres in Sutton; also a 16 
acre town-right, originally John Rediet Jr.'s. His wife, Me- 
hitable, received <£20 for a mourning suit, and Ephraim, who had 
the homestead, was to support her and pay her funeral expenses. 
March 26, 1746-7, the heirs signed an agreement dividing his 

estate. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 
32 1 Nathan*, b. 28 Nov., 1693. 

23 ii Thomas, b. 22 Feb., 1695. 
iii Tabitha, b. 20 Aug., 1698; d. unm. 6 Feb., 1730-1. 

24 iv Elizabeth, b. 4 Jan., 1699-1700. 

25 v Sarah, b. 14 Dec, 1701. 

26 vi Zipporah, b. 14 Sept., 1704. 

27 vii Hannah, b. 9 March, 1706, 

28 viii Ephraim, b. 20 Jan., 1707-8. 

8 JONATHAN^, "ENSIGN," son of Thomas' and Mary 
(Rice) Brigham; born 22 Feb., 1675, in Marlboro, Mass.; died 
there, 4 Jan., 1768, ae. 93; married 26 March, 1696, his cousin, 
Mary, daughter of John and Mary Fay (2); born in 1675; died 
9 Nov., 1781. 

He settled on a part of the Thomas^ homestead in Marlboro, 
where he was tythingman, 1704; constable, 1714; moderator, 1715, 
and selectman in 1719, '22 and '32. He was commonly called 
the " Indian Warrior." One day while chopping in the woods he 

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86 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

saw a savage preparing to take aim at him; he seized his own 
musket, stepped forward in full view, exclaiming as he did so, 
" Shoot straight, you dog." Both fired at the same moment, when 
the Indian dropped his gun, and giving a tremendous whoop, 
bounded high into the air and fell dead. His bullet passed close 
to the ear of Jonathan, who escaped unhurt. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

29 i KeziahS b. 1697. 

30 11 Zerviah, b. 9 Oct., 1698. 

Ill Marj, b. 27 Oct., 1701; and no further reported. 

31 Iv Ruth, b. 30 April, 1704. 

V Thankful, b. 4 Feb., 1705-6; d. 23 Sept., 1706. 

32 vl Jonathan, b. 14 March, 1707. 

vli Thankful, b. 21 April, 1709; d. at Southboro, 9 March, 1796; unm. 

33 viil Jesse, b. 10 July, 1710. 

34 ix Joel, b. 2 Oct., 1714. 

35 X James, b. 2 Oct., 1717. 

9 DAVID^, son of Thomas^ and Mary (Rice) Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 12 April, 1678; died in Westboro, Mass., 

26 June, 1750; married (1) Deborah , who died 11 

Oct., 1708; married (2) 21 Aug., 1709, widow Mary (Leonard) 
Newton, who died 1 Dec, 1741 (see Rice Family); married (3) 
, who survived him. 

Morse says that he was surveyor in Marlboro, 1711, but on the 
division of the town in 1717, was thrown into Westboro, where he 
held town offices, 7 years as sealer of leather, and 6 years as 
selectman. As one of the privileged class, he was, by the vote of the 
town, allowed a pew in the meetinghouse. He settled on a wild 
tract of about 500 acres, including the present Hospital Grounds 
and several adjacent farms in Westboro and Northboro, and 
built his house about 60 rods east of the present Insane 
Asylum. His house was burnt,* during his old age, with much 
of its contents. June 14, 1748, he made his wiU, ratifying 
deeds of farms and land which he had previously given to his 
children, and giving his wife room in his house and the use of 
all in-door movables which, after her decease, were to be equally 
divided among his children and his son-in-law, Edward Newton; 
but such as Jonas had supplied since the burning of the house 
were, on the strength of his word, to be first surrendered to him. 
To Jonas, who had already given security to provide for his step- 

• " Oct. i6, 1737 N.B. The Congregation disturbed P.M. by ye burn- 
ing of Mr. David Brigham's House, but when the people gathered in again, and were 
composed, I went on with ye rest of my sermon. A very sorrowful Providence! a 
g^eat Loss! but I trust ym and all of us to profit by it, yt our hearts may be taken 
off from temporal transitory Enjoyments." 

"18 Oct., 1737 Proceeded to Mr. Brigham's to see their Desolations. 

A Sorrowful Sight! I desire heartily to sympathise." 

"19 Oct., 1737. Mr. Brigham's son David fetched away divers things which we 
lent ym in yeir necessity." 

"11 Nov. 1737. My oxen were at work for Mr. David Brigham's to cart stones 
for ye chimneys." {Parkman Diary.) 



THIRD GENERATION 87 

mother, he gave a 14 acre town-right, a part of the right purchased 
by his father of Rice; also all his stock and tools for carpentry 
and husbandry, making some reservations for his daughter Deborah. 
He gave his apparel to be equally divided among his 5 sons. 
Jonas was to pay the funeral charges of his parents, and be the 
executor of the will. This trust he so far perforKied as to obtain 
the receipts of the heirs, 29 June, 1750, 3 days after the death 
of their father, but his will was not proved until 22 Aug., ensuing. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

36 i John*, b. 22 April, 1704. 

ii David, b. 30 Sept., 1708; d. s. p., 29 Nov., 1741, 2 days before his 
stepmother. 
Children by second wife: 

37 iii Silas, b. 9 Aug., 1710. 

iv Jemima, b. 24 Aug., 1712; m. Edward Newton; perhaps his 

second wife. 
v Deborah, b. 17 Sept., 1714; m. 14 Nov., 1752, Francis Harrington 
of Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Harrington), b. W.: 

1 Mary\ b. 16 Dec, 1753; m. 13 Feb., 1777, Jonathan Stone, Jr., 
of Worcester; no ch. recorded at Worcester. 

2 Prudence, b. 20 April, 1755; m. 6 July, 1780, Josiah Perry of 
Worcester; ch. (Perry): 

i Josiah'; ii Mindwell; iii Nathan; iv Sophia; v William. 

3 William, h. 18 Nov., 1756; m. 29 May, 1781, Mary Perry; no 
ch. recorded at Worcester. 

38 vi Levi, b. 21 Aug., 1716. 

39 vii Jonas, b. 25 Feb., 1718. , ," ' 

40 viii Asa, b. 2 Dec, 1721. 

10 GERSHOM^ son of Thomas- and Mary (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 23 Feb., 1680; died there, 3 Jan., 1748-9; 
married 18 May, 1703, Mehitabel, daughter of Joseph and Expe- 
rience (Wheelock) Warren, born in 1684. (This Joseph Warren 
was an early settler of Medfield and his wife's father, Ralph 
Wheelock, was the foimder of the town. The latter held the 
degree of A. M. from Clare College, Cambridge, Eng. His house 
was burned in King Philip's War.) 

Gershom settled on the homestead of his father in Marlboro, 
and was surveyor for the west end of the town, 1710; tythingman, 
1716; constable, 1721; one of a committee to "seat the meeting," 
1727; selectman, 1733. It is probably a mistake that Morse calls 
him " Doctor." 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

41 i Marthas b. 6 Oct., 1704. 

42 ii Joseph, b. 21 Apr., 1706. 

iii Abigail, b. 25 Nov., 1708; m. 25 March, 1729, John Snow of Marl- 
boro; they probably moved away. Ch. (Snow), b. Marlboro: 
1 John', b. 25 Nov., 1729. 

43 iv Gershom, b. 4 Nov., 1712. 

44 V Benjamin, b. 19 Feb., 1714-15. 



88 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

11 ELNATHAN^ son of Thomas- and Mary (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 March, 1683; died in Mansfield or 
Coventry, Conn., 10 April, 1758; married in 1705, Bethiah, daughter 
of William and Hannah (Brigham) Ward. Bethiah died in Coven- 
try, Conn., 15 April, 1765, ae. 82. He drew 17 acres in his father's 
right; was surveyor in 1715; removed to Mansfield, Conn., 1717. 

Children, the six elder born in Marlboro, the two younger in Mansfield. 
i Uriah^ b. 30 April, 1706; d. 9 July, 1710, in Marlboro, 
ii Jerusha, m. 1739, Benjamin Robinson of Windham, Conn.; had 

2 sons and 3 daus. 
iii Priscilla, b. 3 April, 1709; m. 2 Jan., 1726, Matthias Marsh of 
Coventry, Conn. Ch. (Marsh), b. Coventry: 

1 Elizabeth', h. 1 Oct., 1727. 

2 Matthias, b. 28 Dec, 1729. 

3 William, b. 10 Jan., 1738. 

4 Bethiafi, b. 2 Nov., 1743. 

iv Levinah (Morse says "Dinah"), b. 31 Aug., 1711; d. s. p., 8 
March, 1749; m. 16 Dec, 1729, John Fay, son of 2; b. in Marlboro, 
30 Nov., 1669; d. 5 Jan., 1747; he m. (1) EHzabeth Wellington, 
by whom a large family. 
V Prudence, b. 28 Jan., 1715; d. 3 Feb., 1715, in Marlboro. 

45 vi Elnathan, b. 7 April, 1716. 

46 vli Paul. 

47 viil Uriah, b. about 1723. 

12 SARAH^, daughter of Dr. John- and Sarah Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 27 March, 1674; married Samuel, son of 
Samuel Goodenow (who was the son of Samuel, who was son of 
Thomas, a petitioner from Marlboro) ; born in Marlboro, 30 Nov., 
1675; died 12 May, 1716. The elder Samuel had a garrison house 
in 1711, in the present town of Northboro; it was his daughter 
who met with the tragic death, by the Indians. 

Children (Ooodenow), born in Marlboro: 

1 Davids b. 26 Feb., 1704; m. 29 Dec, 1746, Martha Bannister. Ch.: 
1 Sybil'; 2 Lovina; 3 John; 4 Stephen; 5 Adina; 6 Mary; 
7 Martha; 8 Calvin; 9 Ebenezer. 
ii Jonathan, b. 16 July, 1706; d. 25 Dec, 1803, in Westboro; m. 
20 Feb., 1727, Lydia Rice, who d. 4 Dec, 1747. Ch.: 
1 Lydia'; 2 Mary; 3 Jonathan; 4 Levi; 5 Ebenezer; 6 Surviah; 
7 Tabitha; 8 Submit. 
iii Thomas, b. 18 May, 1709; m. 7 Apr., 1734, Persis, dau. of Edward 

Rice of Marlboro and sister of Lydia supra. 
iv Mary, b. 5 April, 1712; m. 6 Jan., 1731, Beriah Rice, a loyalist, 
who moved to Nova Scotia. 

13 MARY^, daughter of Dr. John^ and Sarah Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 6 May, 1678; married Gershom, son of John 
and Mary (Brigham) Fay; born in Marlboro, 19 Oct., 1681; died 
24 Nov., 1720. He was a first settler of Northboro. 



THIRD GENERATION 89 

On the 18th of August, 1707, as Mrs. Fay and Miss Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Goodenow, Sr., were gathering herbs near 
the Goodenow Garrison House (situated near the stream known 
as Stirrup Brook, on the "great" road), a party of 20 or more 
Indians issued from the woods and came towards the two women, 
who immediately ran for the fort. Miss Goodenow was lame and 
was soon captured, dragged across the brook to a wood on the 
hillside, killed and scalped and there her mangled remains were 
afterward buried. Mrs. Fay reached the fort and succeeded in 
closing the gate before the Indians could capture her. There 
was one man in the garrison, the rest being at work in the fields. 
The savages tried to break through the inclosure, but the man in 
the fort fired all the muskets in the place as fast as Mrs. Fay 
could load and hand them to him, and was thus able to repel the 
Indians until the men outside, hearing the report of the muskets, 
came to their relief. Mrs. Fay's heroism saved her two children's 
lives. 

Children (Fay), born in Marlboro: 

1 GershomS b. 17 Sept., 1703; m. Hannah . 

ii Mary, b. 10 July, 1705; m. George Smith, 
ill Susanna, b. 18 Nov., 1707; subject to constant nervous trembling, 

believed to have been caused from her mother's fright over the 

Indians before her birth. 
iv Sarah, b. 2 Oct., 1710; m. Timothy BiUings. 

V Silas, b. 12 Aug., 1713; m. Hannah . 

vi Timothy, b. 26 June, 1716; m. 1738, Lydia Tomblin; res. North- 

boro. 
vii Paul, b. Aug., 1719; d. 28 March, 1790; m. 1752, Rebecca Rice, 

who d. 26 Jan., 1807, ae. 75. Ch.: 

1 Nahum\ b. 27 July, 1757; m. Lucy Warren. 

2 Asa, b. 19 Sept., 1761; m. widow Grace Mahan. 

3 Persis, b. 11 Dec, 1768; m. Col. William Eager. 

14 JOHN^, son of Dr. John^ and Sarah Brigham; born in 
Marlboro, Mass., Nov., 1680; died, probably in Sudbury, 16 Sept., 
1729; married Martha , who died 13 Nov., 1734. 

Morse tells us that John probably inherited the homestead of 
his father in Sudbury, and as his executor, 30 Dec, 1728, ex- 
hibited to the Registry of Probate for Middlesex County an inven- 
tory of his estate amounting to £203.16.9, but died before 
proceeding further, leaving his wife Martha to complete the set- 
tlement, and also to administer upon his own estate. This she 
undertook, but, in her turn, died before completing either and 
was succeeded by her daughter Hannah, ae. 21, who accomplished 
the undertaking, paying out of her grandfather. Dr. John's estate, 
£74.18.1 to each of her aunts, Goodenow, Fay, and Ward, and 
to her aunt Perry £57.1.4, and a bequest to Jeptha Perry; 



90 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

and to her uncle Samuel, his father's oxen. His real estate is 
presumed to have been conveyed mostly to his sons during his 
lifetime. The inventory of John Jr.'s estate, presented by his 
widow, 8 March, 1730, amounted to £487.5.3. At his death he was 
one of the selectmen of Sudbury. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i Hannah*, b. 4 Feb., 1712-13; not reported after 1734; probably 
d. unm. 

48 11 Samuel, b. 27 April, 1716. 

49 iii Sarah, b. 29 March, 1718. 

iv *John, b. 1 April, 1720; m. 12 March, 1750, Abigail Johnson; 
probably went to Willington, Conn., " 6 Nov., 1763," according 
to "dismissal" from Sudbury church; no ch. recorded at Willing- 
ton. Ch., b. Sudbury: 
1 Abigail, b. 5 Dec, 1751. 

V Phebe, b. 5 Oct., 1721; m. Hubbard. 

vi Abigail, b. 31 Dec, 1723; m. Prescott. 

Morse states that these children, except the eldest, having been left in 
their minority, Samuel chose David Haynes for his guardian, but Sarah, 
Phebe and Abigail, 10 Feb., 1734, were placed under the guardianship 
of John Green until 3 April, 1738, when Sarah, having married Samuel 
Brown, her sisters chose him for their guardian, and probably removed 
with them to Rutland. Brown received his discharge in Middlesex County, 
24 June, 1745, with the receipts of Phebe Hubbard and Abigail Prescott. 

15 THOMAS^, son of Dr. John^ and Sarah Brigham; born in 
Marlboro, Mass., 6 May, 1687; married 24 Dec, 1724, Elizabeth 
Bowker. He settled in Sudbury, Mass., but probably removed to 
Rutland, Mass. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

50 i John^ b. 14 Sept., 1726. 

ii Sarah, b. 10 March, 1735; m. 13 March, 1765, Reuben Willis of 
Sudbury. Ch. (Willis), b. Sudbury: 

1 Asa^, b. 2 Sept., 1765. 

2 Sarah, b. 24 April, 1768. 

3 Mary, b. 11 Oct., 1770. 

4 ^«a, b. 17 Feb., 1773. 

5 Eunice, b. 28 July, 1775. 

6 Reuben, b. 5 Jan., 1779. 

7 Joel, h. 17 Aug., 1781. 

51 iii Abijah, b. 26 Aug., 1737. 

16 CAPT. SAMUEL% son of Capt. SamueP and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 25 Jan., 1689; died 
in Grafton, Mass., 1 Sept., 1771; married 23 Aug., 1716, Abigail 
Moore, who died 20 Nov., 1731, se. 35. Curiously, both Morse and 
Hudson, in their respective histories, say that Samuel, son of Dr. 

* Colonial War Record: On alarm list, 2d Sudbury Co., Capt. Josiah Richardson, 
1757- 



THIRD GENERATION 9^ 

John Brigham, also married Abigail Moore on the foregoing date,, 
besides giving the marriage as here entered. 

Morse says in part: In Dec, 1727, leave was granted by the 
General Court to him and 39 others (among them Charles and 
Nathan Sr. of Marlboro) to purchase Grafton of the Indians, 
under restrictions and conditions which seem to have been strictly 
observed. Samuel settled in the south part of Marlboro and 
served her in all the offices in her gift, particularly as moderator 
of meetings, assessor, 1739, '40, town treasurer (not named by 
Hudson), town clerk, 1754, 1755, selectman, 1741, '42, '44, '46, 
'48, '49, '54; in 1716, one of a committee "to seat the meeting." 
1747-49 he administered upon the estate of his brother Antipas. 
Samuel left a large estate; settled without an administrator. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

1 Samuels b. 13 June, 1717; d. 14 June, 1717. 

ii SybiUah, b. 15 Oct., 1718; d. 27 Sept., 1807; m. 173(i, Elea«r 
Goddard, a farmer of Framingham and Athol, Mass., who d. 18 
Nov., 1762.* 
ill Mary, b. 13 April, 1720. ^ 

iv Abigail, b. 10 Dec, 1721; d. 27 Sept., 1755. 

52 V Samuel, b. 3 March, 1723. 

vi Phineas, b. 18 Dec, 1725; d. 23 Aug., 1736. 

53 vii Uriah, b. 10 Sept., 1727. 

54 viii George, b. 17 March, 1730. 

17 LYDIA^, daughter of Capt. SamueP and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 6 March, I69I ; married, 5 April, 
1711,* Jonathan, son of Thomas and Sarah (Hosmer) Howe; 
(his grandfather John Howe was one of the petitioners from 
Marlboro of 1657) ; he died in Marlboro, 22 June, 1738, ae. 51. 

Children (Howe), born in Marlboro: 

i Timothy^, b. 24 May, 1712; d. 15 Oct., 1740. 
ii Prudence, b. 3 Nov., 1714; m. Isaac Howe of Leicester, Mass. 

iii Bezaleel, b. 19 June, 1717; m. Anna , who d. 28 June, 

1773. Ch.: 
1 Susanna^; 2 Timothy; 3 Edith; 4 Darius; 5 Bezaleel. 

iv Charles, b. 30 April, 1720; m. Lydia . Ch.: 

1 Theodore^; 2 Calvin. 
V EUakim, b. 17 Jan., 1723; m. 15 Dec, 1747, Rebecca Howe; 
moved to Henniker, N. H. Ch.: 
1 Otis^; 2 Tilly; 3 Rhene; 4 Anna; 5 Molly; 6 Jonathan. 
vi Lucy, b. 20 March, 1726. 
vii Lydia, b. 12 April, 1729; d. y. 
viii Mary, b. 12 Aug., 1730; d. y. 

ix Lydia, b. 29 June, 1732; m. 21 Sept., 1752, Timothy Goodenow. 

• Genealogies of Watertown, p. 256. 

• There is a mistake in the History of Marlboro in regard to the month of this 
marriage; three different dates are there given, and Morse gives another. The mar- 
riage was in either May or April. 



92 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

18 LIEUT. JEDEDIAH^ son of Capt. Samuel- and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 8 June, 1693; died 21 
May, 1763; married 18 May, 1720, Bethiah, daughter of Joseph and 
Dorothy (Martin) Howe, born 7 March, 1695; died 23 June, 1756. 

Morse tells us that Jedediah inherited the tannery and seems 
to have settled at the homestead. He served in many minor town- 
offices and particularly in those of selectman (1741, '43, '47 and 
'52), sealer of leather, etc. In 1746 he was chosen to a seat at 
the Concord Court as petit juryman. He owned lands at Prince- 
ton, Bolton, Lancaster and Marlboro. Dec. 21, 1762. " being in- 
firm in body and mind," he made his will, bestowing his estate 
upon his children. To Winslow he left the homestead and tannery, 
half a mile east of Spring Hill, on the road from Marlboro to 
Boston, and made him his sole executor. The will was proved 
13 June, 1763. 

Children, horn in Marlboro: 

55 1 Dorothy*, b. 2 March, 1721. 

56 11 Solomon, b. 25 May, 1723. 

57 HI Francis, b. 13 Aug., 1725. 

58 iv Lucy, b. 15 May, 1727. 

V Bethiah, b. 31 March, 1729; d. 7 Oct., 1745. 

59 vl Stephen, b. 2 Nov. or 11 Feb., 1731 or 1732. 

vii Abner, b. 1734; d. Princeton, Mass.; unm., 1821, ae. 87, 

60 viii Winslow, b. 30 Aug., 1736. 

19 JOTHAM^ son of Capt. SamueP and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 23 Dec, 1695; died 23 Nov., 
1759; married Abigail ' "i' ■ ' ■ ' — y—, who died as his widow, 24 March, 
1768. He settled in Marlboro and served often as surveyor; 1734 
was constable; 1738 petit juryman; 1745 on the school-committee. 

Children, bom in Marlboro: 

61 1 Bettys b. 15 Nov., 1719. 

62 11 Abraham, b. 25 Feb., 1720-1. 

lil Edmund, b. 15 Nov., 1724; he was In the Colonial Wars under 

Capt. Timothy Brigham. 
Iv Oliver, b. 4 Sept., 1727; m. 9 Aug., 1757, Sherah, dau. of Jonathan 

Johnson of Marlboro; b. 5 March, 1736; he moved to Petersham, 

Mass., where selectman 1769. 

63 V Asa, b. 1 Nov., 1729. 
vi Persis, b. 2 Jan., 1734. 

vli Abigail, b. 9 July, 1737; d. 11 Sept., 1740. 

64 vlli Antlpas, b. 25 May, 1740. 

65 Ix Abigail, b. 22 April, 1745. 

20 COL. TIMOTHY^ son of Capt. SamueP and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 10 Oct., 1698; died 
in Southboro, Mass., 1 Oct., 1775; married (1) Martha, daughter 
of Jonathan and Mary (Kerley) Johnson; born in Marlboro, 26 



THIRD GENERATION 93 

Jan., 1701; died 23 Sept., 1757; married (2) 12 April, 1759, 
Mrs. Sarah, daughter of Rev. Mr. Prentice of Lancaster, Mass., 
and widow of Dr. Joshua Smith, who died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 
1756. (She had 5 sons and 1 daiighter by first m.) 

Col. Timothy was a soldier, a patriot and a very distinguished 
citizen, and was in the Colonial Wars. A leader in the movement 
to set off Southboro from Marlboro, the first town-meeting of 
Southboro was held at his house, 14 Aug., 1727. He was often 
moderator of town-meetings; 24 years town treasurer of South- 
boro; selectman for the same number of years; conspicuous in 
all municipal affairs; Representative, 1753, 1756 and 1769, and 
among the first to take a stand with the colonies in the Revolution- 
ary struggle; he was first on a committee of rights who reported 
a series of spirited resolutions in 1773; he died during the siege 
of Boston. He often acted as guardian to minors, and on 13 
June, 1746, Jonathan Fay, son of John, receipted for such service. 
His will made 4 May, 1774, gave his wife Sarah half of his 
personal property and the improvement of one third of his real 
estate; to her son, Joshua Smith, he gave the other half of his 
personal property and the improvement, for seven years, of two 
thirds of his real estate. After the death of his widow, and seven 
years after his own decease, he gave all his real estate to his 
nephew, George Brigham, son of his brother Samuel. To his 
brother Charles he gave his best hat and wig and whatever might 
be due from him to his estate; also Flavel's works, the Exposition 
of Genesis and Exodus, and Dr. Coleman's work on the Parable 
of the Ten Virgins. George Brigham was to pay his brother 
Uriah <£40, in instalments, and £40 to Timothy Smith, son of 
Joshua, when he was twenty-one years old. To Baxter How, 
whom he brought up, he bequeathed a cow and a debt which he 
would owe the estate. He made his wife Sarah, and Joshua Smith, 
his brother Charles, and nephew George Brigham his executors. 
The will was proved 7 Nov., 1775. Col. Timothy had no children. 
He was Capt. and Col. in 1757, from Southboro. See Mass. 
Archives. 

21 *CHARLES^ son of Capt. SamueP and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 30 Dec, 1700; died in Graf- 
ton, Mass., 17 March, 1781; married Mary Peters of Newport, 
E. I., who was born 1716, and died 19 Feb., 1797. 

Charles settled in Grafton after having disposed of his lands 
in Marlboro, and he became, in 1727, one of the 40 proprietors 
under the sanction of the General Court. Was one of the ablest 

* Colonial War Record: (Probably in 1725) " Centinel " 3 weeks and i day in 
Capt. Nathan Brigham's Troop of Horse. 25 March, 1757, with Capt. Sam. Warren. 



94. THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

and most distinguished of the citizens of Grafton, held the most 
important town offices and was her Representative to the General 
Court. He was appointed by the Royal Governor, a magistrate, 
an office of very great dignity, in his day, and one that was 
sparingly bestowed. He settled upon Brigham Hill, on a rich 
tract of land, which was afterward the country residence of his 
descendant, the late William Brigham of Boston. 

Children, born in Orafton: 

i Charles*, b. 29 Oct., 1732; d. 21 Jan., 1755, unm. 

11 Daniel, b. 28 April, 1735; d. about 1759; * was a soldier at CrowF« 
Point at time of decease. Daniel was drafted Into the army for 
the war of 1*758. Just before leaving home, as he was passing 
up the road late one afternoon for the cattle, he was startled to 
see before him a man wrapped in an Indian blanket. He recognized 
the face and figure of the man as his own. It disappeared. His 
brother also saw the figure. He went to the war with the convic- 
tion that he would not return. He fell ill at Crown Point and when 
near the point of death an Englishman found him attended by a 
friendly Indian wrapped in an Indian blanket, and brought back 
the account to Grafton. The place where the apparition was seen 
is not far beyond the Brigham homestead in Grafton on the old 
road just after passing the long bridge. — The Hundredth Town. 
*& '^ iii William, b. '26 March, 1739. 

iv Mary, b. 12 Dec, 1740; m. Moses Parks, and res. in New Marl- 
boro. 

V Sarah, b. 19 April, 1743; m. Moses Leland, Jr., a farmer; b. in 
Sutton, Mass., 1745; d. S., 1769. Ch. (Leland), b. in Sutton: 

1 Charles'", b. 1766; d. 1777. 

2 Prudence, b. 1769; m. Ephraim Harrington of Grafton. Ch. 
(Harrington): i Sally*; 11 Mary; iii Martha; iv Prudence; v 
Harriet; vl Ephraim. 

67 vi Anna, b. 18 March, 1745. 

vii Timothy, b. 23 Nov., 1747; d. 9 Feb., 1747-8. 

68 viii Persis, b. 4 Jan., 1755. 

ix Elizabeth, m. Nahum Warren of Grafton, and probably d. s. p. 

* Colonial War Record: 25 March, 1757, with Capt. Sam. Warren. 1759, Private, 
Whipple's Co., Ward's Regt., 18 2-3 days at Pontosook (Pittsfield') to recruit forces. 



FOURTH GENERATION 



FOURTH GENERATION 

22 *LIEUT. NATHANS son of Nathan^ and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 28 Nov., 1693; died 
in Southboro, Mass., 15 Sept., 1784, se. 91; married (1) 24 Dec, 
1717, Dina, daughter of Edmund and Ruth (Parker) Rice of 
Westboro, Mass.; married (2) about 1729, Elizabeth (Ward) 
Snow. 

Morse gathered the following facts: Prior to the second divi- 
sion of the original township of Marlboro, in 1727, Nathan held 
several minor town oflSces, but in the new town of Southboro, to 
which he was set off, he appears at once among her principal 
citizens, serving the first year as a selectman and soon after as 
treasurer. He was repeatedly placed on committees for hiring 
schoolmasters and chosen for the 29th time as a selectman at the 
age of 77 years, at which he remonstrated and was, with public 
thanks, excused. He lived near the houses of Samuel and Dana 
Brigham in the north part of Southboro, and is presumed to have 
inherited the lands southeast of Crane meadow, drawn in his grand- 
father Thomas' right. He did inherit the Bible, law-book, cane 
and sword of his father Nathan. He retained his vigor to a 
great age and when in his 90th year used to mount his horse without 
assistance. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

i DinaS b. 5 Sept., 1719; m. 9 Nov., 1743, Jonathan Witt, Jr. 
ii Eunice, b. 4 Oct., 1721; m. 8 Sept., 1742, Hezekiah Newton (see 
Addenda). 

69 ill Moses, b. 2 Jan., 1722. 

iv Persis, b. 3 April, 1724; d. 12 July, 1740. 

70 V Elizabeth, b. 18 Dec, 1725. 

Children (by second wife), born in Southboro: 

71 vi Nathan, b. 13 March, 1730. 

72 vii Hepsibah, b. 1 June, 1732. 

73 viii Edmund, b. 12 Aug., 1733. 

74 ix William, b. 8 April, 1735. 

X Phineas, b. 11 Oct., 1737; d. 16 July, 1740. 
xi Tabitha, b. 27 Aug., 1739; d. 5 July, 1740. 

75 xii Ebenezer, b. 24 June, 1741. 

76 xiii Elijah, b. 5 Sept., 1743. 

23 fTHOMASS son of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 22 Feb., 1695; died there, 25 
Nov., 1765; married, 25 Jan., 1719-20, Sarah, daughter of Jo- 

* Colonial War Record: Centinel (probably 1725), Capt. N. Brigham. 
t Colonial War Record: First Marlboro Co., 1757. 

97 



98 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

seph and Sarah (Howe) Stratton, born in Marlboro, 30 Nov., 
1700,* died there, his widow, 15 Sept., 1775. Her father was 
assigned to the garrison of Capt. Nathan Brigham, when she was 
11 years old, and Thomas was 16. 

Morse says that he settled in the south-west part of Marlboro, 
where he was constable and tythingman, and in 1740 and 1743, 
selectman, and sealer of leather 6 years; 1738 a petit jury-man, 
and 1731 member of a committee to procure a school-master; 1757 
he administered on the estate of David Burnham of Southboro. 
13 Aug., 1765, he made his will, giving to his wife Sarah the use 
of half his house; his pew in the meeting-house; all his house- 
hold stuff, and his horse and chaise, while she remained his 
widow; 72 bushels of corn, 7^ bushels of rye, 1-^ of wheat, all 
ground; 6 score weight of pork, 5 do. of beef; the apples, cider 
and sauces of all kinds that she might need; 2 cows and 5 sheep, 
kept summer and winter; 26s. 6d. in cash, and a supply of fire- 
wood, all to be supplied her annually by his sons Ithamar and 
Paul. To his sons Aaron, Ezekiel, and Elisha he gave one right 
in the great Crane swamp, to be equally divided between them, 
and each was to receive from his executors ,£20, within 3 years 
after his decease. 

To his grand-daughter, Lydia Bigelow, he gave ,£133, to be 
paid her within 5 years after his death; also his desk and all 
his household stuff after the death of his wife, and all that be- 
longed to her aunt, Sarah Brigham, provided she should marry 
and leave heirs of her body; but otherwise, all after her death 
should go to his children or their heirs; to Ithamar and Paul 
he gave his wearing apparel, his husbandry tools, and steelyard; 
and after the death of their mother, his clock, chaise and pew; 
and to Paul the half of his house reserved for her; his money and 
stock he ordered to be equally divided among his children and 
grand-children; to his sons Ithamar and Paul, he gave his home- 
stead, and all his lands in Marlboro, Westboro and Southboro, and 
a right in little Crane swamp, and made them his executors. His 
will was proved 6 March, 1766. In 1858 his house, north of the 
then Alden Brigham place, was still standing. 

Children : 

77 i Aaron», b. 17 March, 1720. 

78 11 Lydla, b. 14 March, 1721-2. 

79 ill Ezekiel, b. 14 Feb., 1723-24. 

80 Iv Elisha, b. 25 Nov., 1726. 

81 V Ithamar, b. 6 Oct., 1729. 

vl Sarah, b. 12 March, 1731-32; d. unm., 21 July, 1765. 
vli Thomas, b. 23 April, 1734; d. 3 June, 1740. 

82 vlii Paul, b. 26 March, 1737. 

ix Ephraim, b. 6 April, 1739; d. 22 June, 1740. 
X Abner, b. 13 Jan., 1741-2; d. 28 Sept., 1746. 
* History of Marlboro: Morse says " 1701." 



FOURTH GENERATION 99 

24 ELIZABETH^ daughter of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 Jan., 1699-1700; 
d. there, 11 Oct., 1757; married 25 April, 1722, John, son of 
Samuel Stow (who was in Marlboro by 1684, descended from 
John of Roxbury, emigrant of 1634; a member of the Ancient 
& Hon. Artillery Co. ; in King Philip's War) ; born in Marlboro, 
SO March, 1696; died there, 2 July, 1761. 

Children (Stoio), born in Marlboro: 

i *ElizabethS b. 17 July, 1723; m. 20 May, 1752, John Eager of 
Marlboro; he d. 9 April, 1777. Ch. (Eager): 
1 Joseph^; 2 Luke; and 2 d. y. 
11 Manasseh, b. 8 Nov., 1724; d. in Southboro, 1776; m. 17 Nov., 
1747, Dinah Morse, b. in Marlboro, 8 Oct., 1729; she was descended 
from Joseph of Watertown, 
iii Hannah, b. 14 July, 1726. 
iv Miriam, b. 7 Jan., 1729; d. 7 July, 1741. 

V Mary, b. 2 Sept., 1730; d. 11 Jan., 1814; m. 9 June, 1752, Asa 
Howe of Petersham; des. from John of Marlboro; b. there, 31 
Jan., 1728. Ch. (Howe): John% b. Marlboro, 
vi Keziah, b. 8 Sept., 1732; d. 17 Jan., 1823; m. 27 Nov., 1755, 
Abner, son of Joseph Morse, des. from Joseph of Watertown; b. 
Marlboro, 5 Nov., 1727; d. 3 June, 1810; moved to Paxton. Ch. 
(Morse) : 

1 Aaron^; 2 Elijah; 3 Stephen; 4 Kezia. 
vii Abigail, b. 7 Aug., 1734; d. 25 Sept., 1823; m. 26 Dec., 1753, 
Ebenezer, son of Eben. Hagar; b. 16 March, 1728; d. in M., 19 
Dec, 1798. Ch. (Hagar): 
1 Joel'; 2 Elizabeth; 3 Nancy; 4 Lovice; 5 Abigail; 6 Cate. 
vm Ephraim, b. 30 March, 1736; d. 19 Oct., 1752. 
ix Sarah, b. 4 April, 1738; d. 17 Dec, 1804; m. 12 Feb., 1761, Wil- 
liam, son of Eben Hagar, des. from WiUiam of Watertown; b. 
21 April, 1733; d. 9 Jan., 1811. Ch. (Hagar): 
1 Ephraim^; 2 Lydia; 3 Eben; 4 William,; 5 Martin. 
X Jolm, b. 17 Nov., 1740; d. 18 Feb., 1828; m. 4 June, 1766, Grace, 
dau. of Micah Newton; b. 12 June, 1746; d. 26 May, 1824. Ch.: 
1 Elizabeth'; 2 William; 3 Mary; 4 Sarah. 

25 SARAH*, daughter of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 Dec., 1701; died there, 
5 Nov., 1744; married 14 Mch., 1727, Capt. Uriah, son of Zerub- 
babel and grandson of William Eager (Morse has it " Hager,") 
of Marlboro; born there, 4 Apr., 1700; died there, 30 Dec, 1780; 
marched on the Lexington Alarm. He married (2) Rebecca Rice, 
who d. s. p. 1790. 

Children (Eager), by first wife, born in Marlboro: 

1 Nathan% b. 9 Feb., 1731; m. 1755, Sarah Goodnow. 
11 Mary (or Sarah), b. 27 May, 1733. 

iii Fortunatus, b. 6 July, 1735; m. 13 June, 1758, Mehitable Bigelow. 
iv Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 1737; d. 24 July, 1740. 

•In one place the History of Marlboro says she died 25 May, 1750; again that 
she was married 20 May, 1752; again that she died in 1801. 



100 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

V Uriah, b. 5 Feb., 1740; m. 29 March, 1764, Tryphosa, dau. of 
Joseph Bush; b. in Marlboro, 13 July, 1736; d. 8 Feb., 1802; 
he d. 30 Sept., 1813; was in the Revolution. Ch.: 
1 Rebecca^; 2 Mary; 3 Triphena; 4 Moses; 5 Lydia; 6 Hep- 
zibah. 
vi Hannah, b. 29 Dec, 1741; m. 10 Feb., 1761, Uriah Newton, Jr.,' 
b. in M., 17 May, 1736; des. from Richard of Marlboro. Ch. 
(Newton) : 
1 Jonathan'. 

26 ZIPPORAHS daughter of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 Sept., 1704; died 
there, 2 May, 1790; married John Warren Jr., born in Marlboro, 
S Apr., 1701; died 27 Dec., 1783; descended from John of Water- 
town, the emigrant of 1630. He was an important Marlboro 
citizen. 

Children (Warren), born in Marlboro: 

i Elizabeth^, b. 31 March, 1734; m. 13 June, 1754, Asa Brigham, 63, 
ii John, b. 16 Oct., 1735; d. 25 Apr., 1737. 

iii Anne, b. 27 Aug., 1737; m. 26 Oct., 1757, Larkin, son of Col. 

Abraham Williams, and grandson of Abraham, a proprietor of 

Marlboro, in 1663; b. 29 Dec, 1728; moved to Chester about 1774, 

where probably d. Ch. (Williams), b. Marlboro, except youngest: 

1 Anna''; 2 Ephraim; 3 John; 4 Larkin; 5 Louisa; 6 George; 

7 Anna; 8 William, b. in Chester; settled in New Fane, Vt., 

and gave name of " Williamsville " to the place of his residence. 

iv Lieut. John, b. 19 June, 1739; m. 27 Jan., 1763, Rachel, dau. of 

Jonathan Barnes; b. 13 July, 1740; a prominent citizen. Ch.: 

1 Anna''; 2 William. 

X Persis, b. 9 Apr., 1741; m. Arnold. 

vi Hastings, b. 20 Feb., 1743; d. 17 Nov., 1760, in Albany in the 

French War. 
vii Catherine, b. 3 Nov., 1745; d. in M., 1 Feb., 1826; m. 21 Feb., 
1763, Bailey, son of Aaron Eager; b. in Marlboro, 7 Feb., 1741; 
d. 26 Feb., 1790. Ch. (Eager): 
1 Lucretia'; 2 Abraham; 3 Stephen; 4 Jonathan. 
viil Thaddeus, b. 20 March, 1747; d. 18 June, 1821; m. 27 Dec, 1770, 
Lucy, dau. of Samuel Stevens; b. in M. 21 Jan., 1752; d. 17 
June, 1821. Ch.: 
1 Lydia"; 2 John; 3 Samuel, m. Betsey W. Brigham; 4 Hastings; 
5 Lucy; 6 Sarah; 7 Edward, a missionary to Ceylon; 8 Elizon' 
beth; 9 Sophia; 10 MilUcent. 

27 HANNAH*, daughter of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 9 March, 1706; was 
living as late as 1783; married 7 June, 1732, Jabez, son of Caleb 
Rice, and gr.-grandson of Edmund Rice the emigrant; born in 
Marlboro, 2 Feb., 1702; died 1783. 

Children (Rice), born in Marlboro: 

i Hannah^ b. 9 March, 1737; d. 30 March, 1751. 
ii Caleb, b. 7 May, 1740; d. 28 Dec, 1776; grad. Harvard CoU., 



FOURTH GENERATION 101 

1764; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Nathan Stone, first minister in 
Southboro. Ch. : 
1 Caleb^; 2 Nathan; 3 Ephraim; 4 Solomon. 
iii Jabez, b. 17 Julj% 1746; d. 3 Nov., 1809; m. 27 June, 1776, AUce 
Howe, who m. (2) Simon Goddard. Ch.: 
1 Hannah^; 2 Sally; 3 Jabez; 4 Abel. 
iv Noah, b. 10 Sept., 1751; d. 1 Oct., 1820; grad. Harvard Coll., 
1777; m. (1) 1778, Sarah Cazeneau of Boston, who d. 15 May, 
1781; m. (2) Mrs. Hannah (Palfrey) Cole of Boston, who d, 17 
Sept., 1826. Ch.: 
1 Henry^; 2 Sarah; 3 Sophia; 4 William; 5 Bufus; 6 Hannah, 
and others who d. y. 

28 CAPT. EPHRAIM*, son of Capt. Nathan^ and Elizabeth 
(Howe) Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 20 Jan., 1707-8; died 
there, 7 Feb., 1771; married, 15 April, 1730, Hannah Willard of 
Grafton. She married (2) Joseph Wilder, 6 Apr., 1774. 

Was lieutenant in the engagement at Charlestown, N. H., 3 
Aug., 1746. Settled in Marlboro in the School District No. 3, of 
Morse's day and was one of the largest taxpayers in the town, 
and a prominent citizen; was treasurer 1742, '43, '50, '52-64; 
assessor 1747, '59-63, '65, '68; selectman 1749, '50, '54, '56-59, 
'61, '62, '65, '67, '69; jury-man, moderator, etc. There were 32 
heirs to his estate, none of whom were his descendants. One hundred 
and thirty-three pounds were left to Marlboro under the care of the 
selectmen and the minister for the time being. The proceeds of £22 
were to be paid to the minister for preaching, in person or by proxy, 
an annual sermon to promote the present and future reformation and 
happiness of the young; and the income of the remainder was 
to support a school in the middle of the town, distinct from the 
district schools, for " Writing and cyphering." The " Brigham 
School " was to be kept open about a month in the spring for 
older pupils. Fund now merged in the general appropriation. 

The line is extinct. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Hannah^ b. 26 March, 1732; d. 21 Sept., 1736. 
ii Ephraim, b. 10 Aug., 1748; d. 25 Sept., 1748. 

29 KEZIAH*, daughter of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brig- 
ham; (dates of birth and death unknown); married 13 Dec, 
1718, Elias, son of James Keyes; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1694; 
died in New Marlboro, Mass., 27 Feb., 1756; he was one of the 
16 founders of the church in Shrewsbury, Mass., where he moved; 
in 1744 moved to New Marlboro. 

Children (Keyes), born in Shrewsbury : 

i EliasS b. 22 July, 1719; went to New Marlboro. Ch.: 

1 Zenas". 
ii Mary, b. 13 April, 1721; d. 1724. 



102 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iii David, b. 20 Sept., 1722. 
iv Robert, b. 18 April, 1725. 

V Mary, b, 12 Dec, 1726. 

vi Charles, b. 29 April, 1728. 
vli Keziah, b. 13 Feb., 1730. 
viii Paul, b. 16 Sept., 1731. 

ix Zenas, b. 9 March, 1733; d. 1740. 

X Martha, b. 27 June, 1736. 

xi Thaddeus, b. 17 June, 1738. 
xii Deliverance, b. 14 March, 1740. 

30 ZERVIAH*, daughter of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 9 Oct., 1698; died in Shrewsbury, 
Mass., 1 July, 1736; married, 16 Mch., 1724, Ebenezer Bragg, a 
carpenter from Ipswich to Marlboro and thence to Shrewsbury, 

Mass.; he died there, 4 Sept., 1766, ae. 67; he m. (2) Sarah , 

by whom 1 1 children. 

Children {Bragg), by first wife, horn in Shrewsbury: 

1 Ebenezer", b. 7 March, 1725; m. 5 Oct., 1751, Sibilla Bouker. 
Ch.: 
1 Nathaniel^; 2 Timothy; 3 (Dea). John. 
ii Zerviah, b. 29 June, 1727; d. j. 
iii Lydia, b. 27 Jan., 1729. 

iv Abiel, b. 25 June, 1730; m. Abigail Wilson. Ch.: 
1 LovisaP; 2 Elizabeth. 

V Elizabeth, b. 10 Jan., 1732. 
vi Moses, b. 19 Aug., 1733. 

vii Mary, b. 4 Jan., 173-5. 
viii Zer%'iah, b. 22 June, 1736; d. y. 
ix Thankful, b. 22 June, 1736; d. 7 April, 1756. 

31 RUTH*, daughter of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 30 April, 1704; died there, 14 
Oct., 1791; married (second wife), 12 July, 1727, Joseph Howe 
Jr., of Marlboro; born 19 Feb., 1697; died 18 Feb., 1775; (by 
his first wife, Zerviah, he had a child Zerviah) ; he was a large 
owner of land in New Marlboro, Mass. 

Children {Howe), by second wife, born in Marlboro: 

i Joseph^ b. 1 Feb., 1728; d. 26 Sept., 1800; m. 21 May, 1751, 
Grace, dau. of Simon Rice, who d. 23 Jan., 1816, ae. 87. Ch.: 
1 Lovina^; 2 Reuben; 3 Simon; 4 Samuel; 5 Lucy; 6 Eli; 
7 Daniel; 8 Miriam; 9 Hepsibah; 10 Joseph, and others 
who d. y. 
ii Dorothy, b. 4 May, 1730; d. 30 May, 1764; m. 20 Nov., 1750, 
Col. Cyprian Howe, b. in Marlboro, 29 March, 1729; was in the 
Revolution; m. (2) Mary Williams. Ch. (by first wife) (Howe): 
1 Martha"; 2 Jabez; 3 Phebe; 4 Catee, m. Joel Brigham, 88. 
iii Dinah, b. 11 Oct., 1731; m. Josiah Willard. 

iv Thaddeus, b. 30 May, 1733; m. 12 April, 1757, Levinah" Brigham, 
117. 

V Elizabeth, b. 12 Dec, 1734; m. Dr. Rice of Barre, Mass. 
vi Samuel, b. 22 May, 1737; d. 1756, in the French War. 



FOURTH GENERATION 103 

vii Phineas, b. 25 Jan., 1739; d. 14 March, 1832; m. (1) 11 Dec, 
1764, Dorothy Burnet, who d. 9 Dec, 1781; m. (2) 1783, Sarah 
Brooks, who d. 22 July, 1784; m. (3) 4 Jan., 1798, Lydia Ruggles, 
who d. 1837 ae. 84. Ch. (by first wife) : 
1 Sylvanus"; 2 Elizabeth; 3 Jedediah; 4 Gilbert; 5 Lovice. 

Ch. (by second wife) : 
6 Phinehas. 
viii Artemas, b. 15 Jan., 1743; d. 17 Nov., 1813; m. 28 March, 1767, 
Mary, dau, of Gershom Bigelow; who d. 15 Aug., 1810, ae. 65. 
Ch.: 
1 Elisha^; 2 Catherine; 3 Mary; 4 Jonas; 5 Lydia; 6 Sally; 
7 Stephen, m. Susanna Brigham, dau. of 169; 8 David; 9 
Samuel; 10 Levi; 11 Jabez; 12 Moses. 
ix Miriam, b. 5 Dec, 1744; d. 14 Nov., 1825; m. April, 1763, Timothy, 
son of Gershom Bigelow; b. in Marlboro, 1 Nov., 1738; d. 6 Nov., 
1817. Ch. (Bigelow): 
1 David^; 2 Lydia; 3 Ephraim. 

32 * JONATHAN*, son of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 March, 1707; died there, 4 
Jan., 1768; married, 3 April, 1733, Damaris, daughter of Benja- 
min and Mary (Graves) Rice, born in Marlboro, 20 July, 1711; 
died 9 Nov., 1751. He lived in Marlboro and was surveyor there 
in 1743 and constable in 1749- 

Children, born in Marlboro: 
83 i Noah', b. 24 Nov., 1734. 

11 Mary, b. 25 April, 17—; d. s. p. in Northboro, Oct., 1807; m. 
Thaddeus, son of Gershom and Hannah (Oaks) Fay of Northboro, 
whose first wife was Thankful Rice. He d. in Northboro, 22 July, 
1822, ae. 91., s. p. 
iii Matthias, b. 24 Aug., 1742; d. 18 Aug., 1752. 
Iv Damaris, b. 15 April, 1746; d. 12 July, 1752. 

33 fCAPT. JESSE*, son of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, 10 July, 1710; died in Northboro, 8 
Dec, 1796; married, 4 June, 1734, Bethiah, daughter of Jacob 
Rice; born 13 Aug., 1712; died 19 Dec, 1794. 

Morse says he settled in Westboro, in that part which, in 1766, 
became the east j^part of Northboro ; was a large land-owner. 
Was one of a committee to build the Northboro Precinct meeting- 
house, in 1 744, etc. ; in 1 766 he was selectman and held other town 
offices. He made his will 8 Sept., 1767, giving to his wife her 
thirds and all his in-door movables, to be disposed of at her 
pleasure to his 3 daughters. To son Timothy, to whom he had 
previously given lands and buildings, he bequeathed half of his 
right to the undivided lands of Marlboro. To son Artemas he 
gave his buildings and lands in Northboro, his lands in Leicester 
and Paxton, all his live-stock and tools, his firearms, sword and 
cane, requiring him to provide a horse for his mother to ride at 

* Colonial War Record: First Marlboro Co., 1757. 

t Colonial War Record: " Ensign " Train Band, 1757; Capt. 2d Westboro Co., 
1762. 



• 104 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

times when she should have occasion; to pay £52 to his sister 
Rice; to his sisters Vashti and Mary, each £66, and to provide 
them with room in his house so long as they should live single. 
Artemas was sole executor. 
Children, born in Westboro: 

84 i Timothy', b. 16 Feb., 1735-6. 

85 11 Artemas, b. 29 Sept., 1739. 

Ill Persls, b. 7 March, 1741-2; d. 17 Sept., 1745. 

86 iv Sarah, b. 21 Feb., 1745-6. 

V Vashti, b. 27 Feb., 1748; m. —Gage. 

vi Mary, b. 6 Sept., 1750; m. j^;^— -^i^. Gassett. 

34 *JOEL^ son of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, 2 Oct., 1714; died at son Jonathan's in N. Y., April, 
1797; married 17 March, 1740-1, Mary Church. 

Morse says that he kept a public house in Marlboro for more 
than 50 years; was selectman in 1763 and 1772; had extensive 
land and business connections, and sustained a considerable loss 
in Continental money; was a noted Whig. About 1783, after the 
death of his wife, he removed with his sons to Madison, N. Y. 
Children, born in Marlboro: 

87 i Wllliam^ b. 20 March, 1741-2. 

11 Zervlah, b. 10 June, 1745; d. 31 Aug., 1746. 

Ill Zervlah, b. 5 July, 1747; m. Maynard of Worcester, 

Mass. She d. and he m. a second time. 

88 iv Joel, b. 5 April, 1751. 

89 V Jonathan, b. 29 Oct., 1754. 

90 vi John, b. 16 April, 1758. 

91 vli Samuel, b. 3 Dec, 1760. 

35 t JAMES*, son of Jonathan^ and Mary (Fay) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 Oct., 1717; died in Brookfield, Mass., 
15 March, 1794; married Anna, daughter of Elisha Rice of Brook- 
field, Mass.; born, 5 July, 1726; died in Brookfield, 9 May, 
1799. 

Morse says that he settled on a tract of one thousand acres 
on the south side of the Quabog River in Brookfield, which his 
father had purchased, 7 Nov., 1722, for about $250, more or less. 
He built his house one and a half miles south-west of the Brook- 
field Depot (formerly South Brookfield). He is on a list of men 
who served to the credit of the 3d precinct of Brookfield, dated 
30 June, 1778, credited with 8 months' service. 

Children, probably born in Brookfield: 

92 i Tilly", b. 6 June, 1748. 

93 11 Elisha, b. 6 Jan., 1750. 

94 ill Jonathan, b. 22 Oct., 175—. 

* On Committee of Correspondence, 1780. 

t Colonial War Record: " Corporal." Relief of Fort William Henry, 1757. 



FOURTH GENERATION 105 

36 *JOHN% son of David^ and Deborah Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 22 April, 1704; died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 
to which town he moved and where he made his will, 20 July, 1767; 
he married Susanna ; born in 1708; died 12 Feb., 1761. 

By will, his two sons divided his farm, Samuel being executor. 
His two daughters were each to have a cow and one half of the 
indoor movables. They were to be furnished room in the house 
and firewood, and to have their cows kept at halves. 

Children, born in Shrewsbury: 

i Deborah^, b. 11 Dec, 1737; d. unm., at Shrewsbury, 22 Oct., 
1816, «. 79. 

95 11 John, b. 25 July, 1739. 

96 ill Samuel, b. 1 July, 1741. 

iv Susannah, b. 5 July, 1745; d. s. p. 12 March, 1830, ae. 85; m. 24 
Nov., 1785, David, son of Deacon Jonathan Nelson of Upton, 
Mass.; he d. in Shrewsbury, 12 May, 1827, ae. 90; (m. for his 
first wife Susannah Bacheller, who d. in 1785, and had seven sons 
and two daughters (see Hist, of Shrewsbury). 

37 fSILAS*, son of David^ and Mary (Newton) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 9 Aug., 1710; died, 11 March, 1791; 
married (1) Mindwell Grout, who died 8 June, 1741; married (2) 
(published 30 Jan., 1743) widow Tabitha (Prescott) Sawyer of 
Lancaster, Mass. 

Morse says he became associated with her as administrator on 
her former husband's estate. See Hist, of Lancaster. 

Children (by first wife), born in Westboro: 

j t Jemima'*, b. 23 March, 1736-37; m. 25 Jan., 1763, Constantine 
Hardy of Westboro. 
11 Mary, b. 19 April, 1739; d. 14 Jan., 1740. 

• Colonial War Record: On Alarm List Shrewsbury Co., 1757. In 1759, 
" invalid." 

t Colonial War Record: Private in Train Band, 1757, Shrewsbury, ist Co., Capt. 
Ward. 

t "27 March, 1737 N. B. Mr. Silas Brigham and Mr. Eleazer Pratt of 

Shrewsbury had desired me to baptize yeir Children. Accordingly, in my usual 
manner I desired ye Children might be brought forth to Baptism. But only one 
appeared. I looked about till I conceived yt something had befallen ye other or 
those concerned with it. I proceeded and baptised Mr. Pratt's (wh was ye Child 
yt was brought) wn the prayers were over we proceeded to ye last Singing; in ye 
Time of the ye last Singing Mr. Brigham and his Child came in — After ye Blessing 
and wn I was down in ye Alley going out, Mr. Brigham asked me whether his 
child could not be baptized. I ans'd. it could not now. My Reasons are these. 
Besides that, when I am spent with the foregoing Services, it is too much to expect 
me to repeat ym over again. Besides that, such a custom indulged would involve 
us in great irregularity and Difficulty, but this administration for my known Friends 
would have forced me to make it a custom, and besides the impatience of many 
of the Congregation to get away home, being they live 4, 5, or 6 miles off. Besides 
those Reasons. I would urge yt was so very sudden upon me yt I could not judge 
wh way I could vindicate it if I should proceed. Again by ye suddenness I was 
too much confused to have my Power at command to perform the Devotions; 
nor was I furnished therfor (Eccl. 5; i, 2). So it would have been nothing short 
of horrible Presumption for me to have done it." — Parkman Diary. 

The Editor of the Diary adds: " Poor Silas and poor Mindwell! How they 
must have worried and how flushed his young face must have been when he marched 



106 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children (by second wife), born in Lancaster: 
97 iii David, b. 4 April, 1745. 

iv Mindwell, b. 7 Feb., 1746-47. ^^ 

V Mary, b. 1 March, 1748-49. v^vW'^mh* C^ij&.a.f^'CCJ*. / 79 ^ 

38 COL. LEVI*, 6th child and 4th son of David^ and his 2d 
wife, Mrs. Mary (Leonard) Newton Brigham (widow of Edward 
Newton); born 21 Aug., 1716, in Marlboro, Mass., upon his 
father's farm, in that portion of the town which was set off as 
Westboro, in 1717; died in Northboro, Mass., 1 Feb., 1787; mar- 
ried, 6 June, 1745, Susanna, daughter of * Joseph^ (Joseph^ 
John^) and Mrs. Mary (Harrington) Rogers Grout; born in 
Watertown, Mass, 2 March, 1720; died in Northboro, 17 March, 
1816. 

When his father divided his farm among his children, Levi* 
received and settled upon the northerly portion of it. most of 
which, at the division of Westboro, in 1766, was set oif into North- 
boro, of which town it formed the south-east corner. He was 
born, lived and died upon the same farm, and yet was, at different 
periods of his lifetime, a citizen of 3 different towns. 

In 1763 he was one of the selectmen of Westboro, and subse- 
quently held the same office in Northboro for 7 years. He was 
also sealer of leather. In 1757, when 41 years old, he was Cornet 
of the Shrewsbury Troop of Horse, commanded by Captain Benja- 

down the aisle, after all the hurry, to have his pride in his first-born so humbled 
by the Minister's censure! " 

The Church Records say under date of April 3, 1737: "Jemima of Silas and 
Mindwell Brigham baptized by Rev. Mr. Prentice of Grafton." 

* Joseph' Grout was the 2d child and only son of Joseph^ Grout (John*) of 
Watertown and his wife Susanna Hagar. He was born in Watertown 6 Feb., 
1683, and resided there until March, 1733, when he removed, with his family, to 
Westboro, where he died in 1759. 3 Jan., 1717, he married Mrs. Mary (Harrington) 
Rogers, widow of Daniel Rogers and dau. of Edward and Mary (Ockington) Harrington 
of Watertown; she was b. 2 Jan., 1693. 

Joseph^ Grout, was a son of Capt. John* Grout and his 2d wife, Sarah Busby, 
He was b. in Sudbury 24 July, 1649, and removed to Watertown, where in 1675 
he was a Trooper in Capt. Thomas Prentice's Middlesex Troop of Horse and served 
during the campaign against the Narragansetts in the early part of King Philip's 
War. About 1680 he m. Susanna, dau. of William and Mary (Bemis) Hagar of 
Watertown, by whom he had 3 ch. He d. in 1720, his wife outliving him. 

Capt. John* Grout, was b. about 1616, probably in England, emigrated to New 

England about 1634, and was in Watertown in 1640 with wife Mary by whom 

he had a son John, b. 1641, but who must have d. soon afterward, for he m. (2) 
Sarah, dau. of Nicholas & Bridget (......) Busby, by whom Capt. John had a 

dau. Sarah, b. in Watertown, 11 Dec, 1643. 

During 1643 he removed to Sudbury where he acquired land and was made a 
Sergeant of the Military Company. Oct. 7, 1662, sundry inhabitants of Sudbury 
petitioned the Gen. Court that John Grout " be allowed to practice the mistery of 
chirurgery." In 1685 he was made a Freeman and in 1667 the town records refer 
to him as Ensigne Grout, which rank he held during King Philip's War and as 
late as 1685, during which year the Gen. Court granted the claim of Ensigne 
Grout for compensation for losses sustained during the Indian attack on Sudbury, 
April 21, 1676. In 1688 Lieut. John Grout was appointed one of the custodians of 
the public stock of ammunition, and the Vital Records of Sudbury show that Capt. 
John Grout d. 25 July, 1697. John Grout also served the town of Sudbury 30 years 
as selectman and 7 years as town clerk. 



FOURTH GENERATION 107 

min Eager, attached to the 3d regiment of Militia of the counties 
of Middlesex and Worcester. He served as delegate from North- 
boro in the Provincial Congress during its 3 sessions, 7 Oct., 
1774, to 10 Dec, 1774, 1 Feb., 1775, to 29 May, 1775, and 31 
May, 1775, to 19 July, 1775. 

March 23, 1776, he was commissioned Lieut. Colonel in Col. 
John Goulding's 6th Worcester County regiment of militia of 
which *Job Cushing of Shrewsbury was Major and subsequently 
Colonel. In 1778 Col. Brigham received £27 from the town of 
Northboro for his services in the war since 19 Apr., 1775. 

Children, all born on the home farm in Westboro: 

98 1 Levi', b. 26 Aug., 1746. 

ii Joseph, b. 21 Nov., 1747; d. 13 Feb., 1760, killed by a fall, 
iu Elijah, b. 14 Jan., 1750; d. 12 Sept., 1750. 

99 iv Elijah, b. 7 July, 1751. 

100 V Susanna, b. 21 Jan., 1754. 

101 vi Winslow, b. 18 June, 1756. 

vii Josiah, b. 12 Aug., 1758; d. unm., 9 Jan., 1788, in Westboro. He 
was a doctor, and is mentioned in the Diary of Rev. Ebenezer 
Parkman, as living with his brother-in-law, Breck Parkman, at 
diflferent times. He was often at the parsonage, with Elijah, 
Moses and Samuel Brigham, to dine and to sing. 
vlii Mindwell, b. 18 Aug., 1760; d. 1 Feb., 1784. 
ix Anna, b. 28 May, 1763; d. unm., 30 May, 1790. 

39 fCAPT. JONAS% son of David^ and Mary (Leonard) New- 
ton Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 25 Feb., 1718; died there, 
25 Sept., 1789; married l6 Jan., 1745-6, Persis Baker, who died 
3 Nov., 1784. 

He settled on land in Westboro inherited from his father, and 
built about 20 rods south of the present Insane Asylum. He was 
one of the most distinguished citizens of Westboro, and through 
life stood high in the public esteem and confidence; was elected 
to town offices soon after attaining his majority, a thing of very 
rare occurrence in his time; was repeatedly selected to look after 
the interests of schools and was once placed on a committee to 
prepare instructions for the school committee of the town; he 
seems to have been a man of considerable education. He often 
served as surveyor and constable, and was 7 years selectman, be- 
tween 1764-77- As moderator of town meetings, member of 

* Five years later, in 1781, Col. Brigham's son Winslow married Col. Cushing's 
daughter Alice. 

y Colonial War Record: Lieut. Westboro Train Band, 1757- "Acting Capt." 
Relief of Fort William Henry, 17555. 

J " 6 Jan., 1779. Capt. Jonas Brigham and his wife were so benevolent as to 
present me with a Cheese. I take ye more notice of this because he has been so long 
aloof, but I rejoice in his friendly Disposition." 

" 9 Oct., 1780. Hear much of Bears — One is killed by Capt. Jonas Brigham and 
Others — weighed 300. 1 dined at Capt. Brigham's, I visit at Col. Brigham's .... " 
— Parkman Diary. 



108 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vigilance committees and delegate to the County Congress at the 
beginning of the Revolutionary struggle, and during its continuance, 
he appears to have been an efficient and enlightened patriot. 

Children : 

102 i Martha', b. 1 Nov., 1746. 

103 11 Jonas, b. 29 Oct., 1748. 

ill Hannah, b. ; d. in Westboro; m. Rev. Halloway, son of 

Elisha Fish of Upton, Mass., b. there, 2 Aug., 1762; grad. Dart- 
mouth Coll., 1790; res. in Marlboro, N. H., where d. 1 Sept., 1824; 
in 1840 she returned from Marlboro, N. H., to Westboro to reside 
with her nephew, Halloway Brigham, where she died; had no chil- 
dren, but adopted Hannah Halloway Brigham. 
Iv Antipas, b. 23 July, 1750; d. 12 Nov., 1756. 

V Eli, b. 17 May, 1752; after grad. from Dartmouth College, A. B., 
1778, he became a merchant in Lancaster, Mass., and in about 8 
years failed in business; subsequently called on his brother In 
Bakersfield, Vt., with a team and load of goods, enroute for 
Canada. He was known to have taken the ice-road to Lake 
Champlain, but was never heard of afterward; his friends be- 
lieved he was lost in the lake; no family. 

104 vi Edward, b. 21 May, 1754. 

105 vli Barnabas, b. 29 March, 1756. 

106 viii Antipas, b. 15 March, 1758. 

107 ix Daniel, b. 12 June, 1760. 

108 X David, b. 31 March, 1762. 

xl Persis, b. 23 April, 1^64; d. 3 Feb., 1775. 

109 xii Joseph, b. 20 April, 1766. 

xiii William, b. 12 May, 1768; d. 7 Dec, 1779.* 

40 fMAJOR ASA% son of David^ and Mary (Newton) Brig- 
ham; born, 2 Dec, 1721, in Westboro, Mass; died in Fitzwilliam, 
N. H., 6 Nov., 1777; married 23 Jan., 1745, Mary Newton, who 
died 17 Dec, 1795, ae. 70. See Westboro Vital Records. 

He resided in Shrewsbury, Mass., until 1775, where, in 1747, he 
was admitted to the church. His house was still standing in 
1 894 in an excellent state of preservation, when the author visited it. 

"In September, 1894, I visited the old Shrewsbury homestead 
of Capt. Asa Brigham, my direct ancestor and the 4th generation 
from Thomas the Puritan. The house is situated, approximately, 
a half mile east of Brigham Hill and 2^ miles south-east of the 

• " Dec. 6, 1779. Was called away to see a young son of Capt. Jonas Brigham 
viz; his son William in his 12th year, who was throught to be under extremely dan- 
gerous Symptoms. I went prayed, breakfasted there." 

" Dec. 7, 1779. Mr. Edward Brigham came to acquaint me that his Brother 
dyed this morning and to desire me to attend ye Funeral on Thursday; at nine A. M. 
I remonstrated, but it was settled, I suppose." 

"Dec. 9, 1 779.... I did not go to Capt. Brigham's as I was at first desired. Mr. 
Edward had come yesterday and told me his Father would conform to ye proposal to 
bring ye Corps to ye Meeting-House. They did so and I prayed there. After this 
they proceeded to ye Interment, and I went to ye Grave with ym. We re-entered ye 
Meeting-House and having prayed already began with singing. Preached on ps. 68, 
26-28.". . . . — Parkman Diary. 

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FOURTH GENERATION 109 

present site of the Shrewsbury post-office on the road described 
as " the back road from the old pike road to Westboro." It 
faces north and stands on a slight elevation at a point where 
the road makes quite a bend toward the east. To the north-west, 
a newer and more modern house has been built and just across 
the road a barn, the original one having been torn down long 
since. The premises are at present occupied by Mr. George 
Freeman. The old house has a gable roof, is 2 stories high below 
the eaves, and at the time of its erection must have been quite a 
pretentious structure. It has 22 windows and 2 outside doors — ■ 
1 in the front and 1 in the back. In the center of the house, divid- 
ing it into 2 equal parts, is an immense fire-place, oven and chim- 
ney, constructed of stone and brick. At the south side of the house 
is a hall connecting the 2 rooms of the ground floor; in this hall 
are 2 doors, 1 leads to the cellar, and the other is an outside door; 
a stairway leads to the next floor. The 2d floor has another 
stairway which leads to the attic. Two rods south of the house is the 
old well which originally supplied the barn as well as the house, 
and the pipes which carried the water to the barn are still in 
position 8 feet below the surface, and serve to carry ofi" the excess 
of water; it is said that at no time since the well was dug has 
the water been below this pipe. The stumps of 2 huge Elms 
may be seen, one of which I measured and found to be 17^ ft. 
in circumference. In 1893, during a heavy storm, one of the large 
divisions of the tree was split oiF and falling on the roof of the 
house made quite a hole in it; the tree was so badly disfigured 
it was cut down. Mr. Freeman presented me with a cane turned 
from this tree." 

He was the first captain of So. Militia Co. of Shrewsbury, and" 
moved to Fitzwilliam, 1775, where he was moderator 1775 and '77; 
selectman, 1776; on Committee of Safety and Treasurer, 1777. 
See Hist, of Fitzwilliam. 

Children, all born in Shrewsbury: 

110 i Alpheus^ b. 30 April, 1746. 

111 ii Molly, b. 10 March, 1748. 

112 iii Leonard, b. 7 May, 1750. 

iv Levlnah, b. 21 Feb., 1752; m. 14 July, 1774, Antipas, son of 

Isaac Harrington of Troy, N. H.; b. in Grafton, Mass., 30 Sept., 

1753. Morse says " had ch." Troy Hist, does not mention him. 

113 V Stephen, b. 13 May, 1754. 

114 vi Elizabeth, b. 26 Sept., 1756. 

vii Asa, b. 10 Sept., 1758; d. Barnard, Vt., 1839; m. Sally Newton; 
was in the Revolutionary War; served in R. I., in 1778, in CoL 
Josiah Whitney's Regt.; res. Barnard. Ch., b. there: 

1 Sophia", b. 24 Feb., 1786. 

2 Cloe, b. 16 July, 1789; m. ; res. Barnard. 

3 Sally, b. 2 May, 1792, 



110 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

4 Asa, b. 16 June, 1794; went west in 1830. 

5 Alden, b. 28 Oct., 1796; m. 1822, Lydia Lathrop Smith; res. 
Barnard, where d. 1872; ch.: Dennis S.' of Albany, N. Y. 

6 Polly, b. 8 Sept., 1798. 

viii Thankful, b. 13 June, 1760; d. 28 July, 1849; m. 6 Dec, 1786, 
Dr. Isaac Moore Farwell, b. in Townsend, Mass., 12 April, 1757; 
d. in Paris, N. Y., 11 Aug., 1840; grad. Dartmouth Coll.; went to 
Utica, N. y. ; was selectman and town clerk of FitzwiUiam, 
N. H. Ch. (Farwell): 

1 Lyman", b. 5 Oct., 1798. 

2 Eli, res. Watertown, N. Y. 

3 More, 

4 Samuel, res. Utica. 

ix Lyman, b. 19 Nov., 1762; in Revolutionary War, July 1780; 
received £9 bounty (FitzwiUiam, Town Records) ; res. Augusta, 
N. Y. 3 daus. 
115 X Josiah Newton, b. 30 March, 1765. 

41 MARTHA*, daughter of Gershom^ and Mehetabel (War- 
ren) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 6 Oct., 1704; died, 15 
Oct., 1782; married 22 Feb., 1725, Capt. Joseph, son of John 
and Jerusha (Garfield) Bigelow; born in Marlboro, 1 Jan., 1703; 
died, 24 Jan., 1783. Resided in Shrewsbury in 1729, and was 
selectman in 1748. 

Children (Bigelow), born in Shrewsbury: 

i Capt. Joseph^, b. 9 Nov., 1726; m. Olive Beaman. Ch.: 

1 Stephen", and several daus. 
ii Martha, b. 3 May, 1728; d. y. 
iii Charles, b. 22 April, 1729; m. Lucy Bennett. Ch.: 

1 Andrew"; 2 Joseph; 3 Charles; 4 Solomon; 5 John; and 
daus. 
iv Martha, b. 10 March, 1733; d. 13 July, 1742. 
V Stephen, b. 10 Jan., 1735; d. unm., 1756. 

vi Anna, b. 14 Jan., 1737; m. 26 Oct., 1757, Samuel Hastings, 
vii Mehitable, b. 14 Sept., 1739; d. 1746. 

viii Solomon, b. 13 Oct., 1746; m. 6 April, 1769, Mary Demmon, 
who m. (2) William Small of Fitchburg. Solomon d. s. p. 
ix Mary, b. 18 Sept., 1748; m. 2 June, 1768, Isaac Moor of Bolton, 
Mass. Ch. (Moor): 
1 Isaac"; 2 Solomon; and 5 daus. 

42 * JOSEPH* son of Gershom^ and Mehetabel (Warren) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, 21 April, 1706; died 29 July, 1786; 
married (1) 26 Aug., 1728, f Comfort, daughter of John Bigelow 
who, previous to her birth, had been a captive among the Indians, 
taken 15 Oct., 1705; (after his liberation he named his first-born 
Comfort and his second Freedom; Miss Ames of Marlboro cor- 
rects the Morse record); she d. 24 Sept., 1755, ae. 48; married 

• Colonial War Record: Centinel (probably 1725), Capt. N. Brigham. Marlboro 
Alarm List, 17 S7- 

t History of Marlboro. 



FOURTH GENERATION HI 

(2) 3 May, 1757, Ruth, daughter of Joseph Riee of Marlboro, 
and widow of Elisha Ward; born in Marlboro, 1 Sept., 1721, 

died 1 Feb., 1786. „ . , . 

He resided in Marlboro and built the Joseph Brigham-Ames 
house. He was surveyor in 1734; petit jury-man, 1738; con- 
Btable, 1740; selectman, 1749-50, '62, '64, '71; warden, 1766, 
and tythingman, 1775. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

i MehetlbeP, b. 14 July, 1729; d. in Berhn, Mass 1763; m^ 748 
Capt. Samuel Jones Jr., b. in B., 1726; d. 23 Jan., 1797 he 
bouffht, in 1748, 137 acres, which included the land now a large 
parfof the cen ral village of BerUn, where he bmlt "Jones Inn, 
r 749; was a man of energy and good judgment; assistant 
sheriff. He m. (2) Dorothy Wbitcomb, dau. of John, who had 
children. Ch., (Jones), b. in BerUn: 

1 Mehetabel', d. y., probably in Marlboro. 

2 Samuel, b. 22 March, 1751 ; d. y. 

3 Solomon, b. 5 March, 1(753; d. y. . . /i a f^milv 

4 Samuel, b. 14 Feb., 1757; m. Martha Fay, and had a family, 
moved to Marlboro, N. H. 

5 Sally, b. 19 Aug., 1758. 

6 Solomon, twin to Sally. 

7 Levina, b. 1761; m. Stephen Coolidge. 

116 u Sarah, b. 13 May, 1731. 

117 iii Lavinah, b. 10 July, 1733. 

iv Joseph, b. 14 June, 1735; d. 17 July, 1742 
V Pomfort b 29 July, 1737; d. 17 July, 1742. 

^ Martht b 9 Sept'' 1739; m 20 Jan., 1763, Daniel Barnes, Jr.; 
h 19 Tulv 1736. Ch. (Barnes), b. in Marlboro: 
lVoL% b 6 Nov., 1763; m. 8 March, 1785, Sarah, dau. of 

2 MaX,'^!^ May, 1766; m 28 Aug., 1783, Fortunatus Brig- 
ham, 168. 

118 vii Stephen, b. 15 Oct., 1741. 

"' t SoVb'eX. V«l .. I. Ma, un> .. u M„ch, mo, 

Daniel, son of Samuel Stevens; b. 7 May, 1746; d. 7 Nov 1810 
he m (2) 3 June, 1772, Lydia Brigham, dau. of 44; m. (3) 
Lavrnia Barnard, and had ch.; was in the Revolution ; res. m 
Marlboro. Ch. (Stevens), by first wife, b. Marlboro: 
1 Samuel, b. 21 Feb., 1771; d^29 Aug 1775. 
X Jonah, b. 19 Nov., 1747; d. 1 Dec, 1827, s. p.; m. 1771, Sarah 

Walker. , ^ ., ^ «i 

xi Lucy, b. 19 Aug., 1753; m. Samuel Stratton, son of 61. 

43 *tGERSHOMS son of Gershom^ and Mehetabel (Warren) 

Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 Nov., 1712; died - 

; married, 26 Mch., 1741, Mary, daughter of Henry and 

^''''^.t/-/:^8o::^'ElL?;oT;r7aii'4\o Mr. Gersho. BH.ha.'s. A news- 
paper of Dec. 30, is ye last." 



112 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Rebecca (Haywood) Lee, who died in Westboro, 5 Sept., 1780.* 
He resided in Westboro where he held town offices 174-8-65. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i HepsibahS b. 20 Jan., 1741-2, and no further reported. 

120 ii Gershom, b. 15 Oct., 1747. 

iii Seth, b. 22 June, 1750; res. and d. in Westboro; no family re- 
ported (Vide Hist, of Gardner). 
iv Silas, b. 27 March, 1753; res. and d. in Westboro; no family 
recorded. 
V Timothy, twin to Silas, res. in Westboro, and was selectman in 

1764. 
vi Joseph, b. 23 Aug., 1757; d. y. 
"^ vii Mary, twin to Joseph, probably m. 12 Dec, 1776, Jonathan Pres- 

'/. cott, Jr., of Lancaster, Mass. 

44 fSERGT. BENJAMINS son of Gershom^ and Mehetabel 
(Warren) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., IQ Feb., 1714-15; 
died ; married Hannah Merrill. 

He is supposed to have inherited the ancient homestead of his 
grandfather, Thomas, through his father Gershom, and to have 
left it to his youngest son Warren, who left it to Benj amin Thomas^ 
Brigham, son of 488. Warren weighed about 200 pounds and was 
of medium height. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

121 i Benjamin^ b. 11 March, 1741-2. 

122 ii Caleb, b. 20 Nov., 1743. 

123 iii Benajah, b. 15 March, 1745-6. 

124 iv Hannah, b. 1 May, 1748. 

125 V Gershom, b. 27 June, 1750. 

vi Warren, b. 16 Nov., 1753; d. 10 Jan., 1840, s. p.; m. Lucy 
Marble, who d. 19 Nov., 1858, ae. 90. He was well educated, but 
eccentric, and desired to keep everything " as it always was." 

vii Lydia, b. 28 Feb., 1758; d. 28 Dec, 1782; m. 2 June, 1772, 
Daniel, son of Samuel Stevens, whose first wife was Comfort 
Brigham, dau. of 42. Ch. (Stevens): 

1 Samuel^ b. 29 Oct., 1776; d. 16 Jan., 1791. 

2 Lydia, b. 18 May, 1778; d. 11 April, 1842; m. 1795, Seth, 
son of Edmund and Hannah (Gassett) Rice of Westboro. Ch. 
(Rice): i Lydia', b. 12 April, 1796; ii Sophia, b. 6 Feb., 1798; 

* " Aug. 3, 1780. .. .Visit Mr. Gershom Brigham's wife who languishes. 

" Aug., 1780. On Deac. Wood's Horse I rode to Mr. Gershom Brigham's to see 
his Wife who is dangerously ill. The State of her Soul is deplorable as well as her 
Body. She was very sorry yt she had neglected ye Lord's Supper. She was in much 
Confusion. I prayed with her and ye Family. I dind there." 

" Aug. 31, 1780. Mr. Gershom Brigham brings his Wife's Earnest Desire yt I 
would visit her again & preach a Sermon there to-day. I complyed — delivered a 
short Discourse (as I could) from several passages in Isa. 55. ' Hear and your Soul 
shall live.' May God bless what was delivered. Mrs. B. is brot very low." 

" Sept. 5, 1780. Mr. Gleason came and informed yt Mr. Gershom Brigham's 
Wife dyed this morning; and ye Survivors desire me to attend ye Funeral next 
Thursday." 

" Sept. 7, 1780. I rode one of Alexander's Horses to ye Funeral of Mrs. 
Brigham (Wife of Mr. Gershom) & prayed there " — Parkman Diary. 

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FOURTH GENERATION 113 

iii Samuel, b. 11 Nov., 1799; iv Lucy, b. 20 Aug., 1801; v 
Hollis, b. 26 June, 1803; vi Emeline, b. 26 April, 1805. 
3 Edward, b. 10 March, 1781; d. 1 Aug., 1782. 
viii Levinah, b. 2 Sept., 1760; m. 16 Dec, 1779, John Fay, Jr.; res. 
Marlboro. Ch. (Fay), b. Marlboro: 
1 Windsor", b. 15 July, 1780. 

45 ELNATHANS son of Elnathan^ and Bethiah (Ward) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 April, 1716; died 2 Sept., 
1802, in Mansfield, Conn. He settled on the homestead in Mans- 
field, Conn. 

Children, bom in Mansfield: 
126 i Stephen', b. 1744. rr^,i„„H 

11 Elnathan, b. 1757; d. s. p., 1835; m. Mary ; res. ToUand, 

Conn. Was a pensioner in 1832, and probably was the one re- 
corded as being in Capt. Rudd's Co., Tyler's Brigade, when 
attempting to dislodge the British from Newport, from Aug. 
2-Sept 12, 1778, and was at the battle of Long Island. Also m 
Capt. Waterman's Co., 6 Sept. to 8 Sept., 1781, and on duty 
in New London. 

46 PAULS son of Elnathan^ and Bethiah (Ward) Brigham; 
born in Mansfield, Conn.; died in Coventry, Conn., 3 May, 1746; 
married, 1 July, 1741, Catherine Turner, who married (2), 18 
Oct., 1750, in Coventry, Benjamin Carpenter Jr., and had chil- 
dren, Alvin and Mabel. Resided in Coventry. 

Children: 

127 i Thomas", b. 7 March, 1742. .,x ,, , j n ,«c 
u Dinah, b. 14 Nov., 1743; d. 16 March, 1836; m. (1) Medad Curtis, 

who d. in Conn.; they had son John', who moved to Ohio; she m. 
(2) 9 April, 1776, EUsha Tracy. 

128 iii Paul, b. 6 Jan., 1746. 

47 URIAHS son of Elnathan^ and Bethiah (Ward) Brigham; 
born in Mansfield, Conn., about 1723; died in Coventry, Conn., 
25 Jan., 1777, se. 54. He settled in Coventry and married (1) 
Lydia Ward, who died 14 Dec, 1750,; and married (2) Ann, 
daughter of Amos Richardson of Coventry, 28 May, 1754. He 
was a patriot, and his anxiety for his country is believed to have 
hastened his death. He was very plain in all his tastes. 

Children {by first wife), born in Coventry: 
129 1 Hannah', b. 9 April, 1746. 

ii ("Capt.") Gershom, b. 1750; d. s. p. in C. about 1834, ffi. 84; 
m. 13 Jan., 1774, Anne Parker of C, who died 18 Aug., 1815, 
86. 66; was an inn-keeper. In vol. ii. of Recs. Conn., he is granted 
leave. May, 1778, to " keep a house of publick entertainment where 
he dweUs til next Mch. 1, provided he executes proper bond to 
Treasurer of Windham Co." He lived on the "great road" 
from Hartford to Boston. 



114 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children {by second wife) : 

iii Roger, b. 28 Oct., 1755; d. Nov., 1760. 

130 iv Bethiah, b. 14 July, 1757. 

131 V Anna, b. 14 Oct., 1759. 

vi Norman, b. 2 Dec, 1761; d. Aug., 1782, after release from 
British Prison Ship in N. Y. Harbor, 

132 vii Don Carlos, b. 21 Feb., 1764. 

133 riii Cephas, b. 7 Dec, 1765. 

ix Martha (or Marcia), b. 28 Jan., 1770; bapt. in Coventry, 1778; 

m. Edgarton. 

X Lucy (or Lucia), b. 6 Nov., 1771; bapt. in Coventry, 1778; m. 

31 Aug., 1800, Dr. Rice of Glastonbury, Conn. 

48 SAMUELS son of John Jr.^ and Martha Brigham; born 
in Sudbury, Mass., 27 April, 171 6; was drowned; married Mary 
. He lived in Sudbury. 

Children, horn in Sudbury: 

i Martha^ b. 1 Aug., 1739; m. 27 April, 1775, John Goodnow. 
Ch. (Goodnow), b. Sudbury: 

1 Elizabeth'^, b. 10 Feb., 1770. 

2 Jonas, b. 4 Dec, 1775. 

3 Nahum, b. 14 Dec, 1777. 

4 Martha, b. 19 May, 1780. 

ii Mary, b. 25 Sept., 1741; m. 14 Jan., 1761, Samuel Balcom of 

Sudbury; no ch. recorded, 
iii Sarah, b. 2 Jan., 1744; m. Reuben Willis, 
iv John, b. 31 Jan., 1746. 
V Samuel, b. 31 Jan., 1746; m. 6 June, 1776, Hannah BrintaU; he 

was on the Sudbury muster-roll of 1775; no ch. recorded in 

Sudbury, 
vi Phebe, b. 17 June, 1748; d. y. 

134 vii Hosea, b. 6 Sept., 1750. 
viii Phebe, b. 13 Jan., 1751. 

ix Hannah, b. 1 Feb., 1754; m. 2 Feb., 1775, Samuel Gleason. Ch. 
(Gleason), b. Sudbury: 

1 JoeP, b. 15 July, 1775. 

2 Buth. b. 5 Sept., 1777. 

3 Molly, b. 21 March, 1781. 

135 X Joel, b. 5 March, 1756. 

136 xi Jonas, b. 26 May, 1758. 

49 SARAHS daughter of John Jr.^ and Martha Brigham; 
born in Sudbury, Mass., 29 Mch., 1718; married, 18 Mch., 1736, 
Capt. Samuel Brown; born in Chelmsford, or Rutland, Mass., 8 
Dec, 1700. 

He was in the French and Indian Wars. He went from Concord 
to Rutland (now Paxton), Mass., where he resided south-east of 
Turkey Hill Pond; held town offices and was in the military 
service; he malted barley and made brick; was moderator (1765) 
of the first Paxton town meeting; subscribed to the first church 
covenant when organized in 1767; will dated 1 June, 1776; 



FOURTH GENERATION 115 

son Abel became executor 23 April, 1794. See Hists. of Rutland 
and Paxton. 

Children {Brown), horn in Rutland : 
i Abel\ b. probably 1739. 

ii Martha, b. probably 1743; m. Williams. 

iii Abigail, b. probably 1746; m. Davis. 

iv Samuel, b. 1749. 

V Alpheus, b. 1752; had a descendant, Charles Brigham Brown, 
who was local historian of Rutland. 

vi Abijah, b. Paxton, 9 Oct., 1755; d. 1834-6; m. 1775, Phebe, dau. 
of Dr. Solomon Parsons of Leicester, Mass.; b. 1755; a "Minute 
Man," and marched to Lexington with Capt. Phineas Moore; 
afterward in the Continental Army 3 years; moved to Swanzey, 
N. H. Ch.: 

1 Elizabeth^ b. 9 Oct., 1779; d. 13 July, 1865; m. Stephen 
Green of Leicester, Mass., b. 24 Dec, 1772; d. 6 March, 1842; 
had 6 ch. the 3d one, Samuel, was living in Spencer, Mass., 
in 1905; has a son, Charles A. Green of Maiden, Mass. 

2 Phebe, b. 14 July, 1781. 

3 Sarah, b. 17 Nov., 1783; m. Philemon Whitcomb of Swanzey, 
N. H., and Fayston, Vt., who had Zelinda, who m. Merrill 
Tyler, who had Laura E., who m. Dr. Gershom N. Brigham, 
598, father of the author of this volume. 

4 Solomon, b. 23 July, 1785. 

5 David, b. 1787. 

6 Abijah, b. 1789. 

7 Briffham, h. 1790. 

8 Jer'usha, b. 19 March, 1792. 

9 Harriet, h. 21 June, 1794. 

10 Orrin, b. 3 Aug., 1796. 

11 Jonathan Hubbard, h. 8 June, 1798. 

50 *JOHN^ son of Thomas^ and Elizabeth (Bowker) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 14 Sept., 1726; married "Gate" 
(Catherine) Willis. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i Elijah^ b. 9 Oct., 1773; d. 7 Sept., 1775. 

137 ii Samuel, b. 3 March, 1775. 

138 iii Elijah, b. 13 Oct., 1776. 

139 iv Eber, b. 28 June, 1778. 

V Catherine, b. 2 April, 1780; probably d. unm. 
vi John, b. 20 Feb., 1783. 

140 vii William, b. 20 Dec, 1784. 

viii Elizabeth, b. 15 June, 1786; d. unm., 16 April, 1875. 
ix Sally, b. 4 Aug., 1788; d. Sudbury, 1 Sept., 1870; m. 1809, 

Elisha Maynard. 
X Abigail, b. 5 Jan., 1790. 

xi Mary, b. 2 Dec, 1793; d. unm., 1 March, 1846. 
xii Chloe, b. 3 March, 1795; d. 1 April, 1836; m. 1815, Cyrus Willis. 

* There may be an intermediate generation (" Capt. Isaac "). 



116 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

51 *LIEUT. ABIJAHS son of Thomas^ and Elizabeth (Bow- 
ker) Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 26 Aug., 1737; died 
there, 2 April, 1814, ae. 76; married 5 June, 1759, Eunice Willis, 
b. 16 Jan., 1741; died 9 March, 1826, ae. 85. 

Was a Lieut, in the Revolution and on the Sudbury muster roll 
of 1775; he marched on the Lexington alarm from Sudbury to 
Cambridge. Was in Capt. A. Wheeler's Co., Col. E. Howe's regi- 
ment, as 2d Lieut., commissioned 5 July, 1776; also, enlisted 20 
Oct., 1779, as 2d Lieut, in Capt. A. Cranston's Co., Col. Denny's 
regiment. Was a blacksmith, and resided on the ancient Dr. 
John Brigham homestead in Sudbury, where he was selectman in 
1778, '81, and '87. The dates of his children and some of his later 
descendants are taken from his old Bible in possession of Newell 
Willcomb, who lives on the John Jr. homestead and who married 
Emma, youngest daughter of Lewis Brigham of Maynard, Mass. 
Children, born in Sudbury: 

i AbeP, b. 25 March, 1760; he was a soldier in the Revolution from 
Sudbury in 1775; he settled in Paris, N. Y. Ch.: Abel, Jr.", and 
3 daus. 

141 ii John, b. 19 May, 1762. 

142 iii Joseph, b. 26 Sept., 1764. 

iv Eunice, b. 7 Feb., 1767; d. 1773. 
V Reuben, b. 21 Sept., 1769; settled in Paris, N. Y. Ch.: 

1 Reuben, Jr.^ 

2 George, and daughters. 

vi Elizabeth (Betsey), b. 14 April, 1772; d. 1781. 
vii Abner, b. 31 Oct., 1774; d. 16 Aug., 1807; m. Persis Bowker, 
20 April, 1797. Ch.: 

1 Sophia", bapt. Sudbury, 6 Jan., 1799. 

2 Louisa. 

viii Eunice, b. 5 July, 1779; m. 11 Dec, 1798, Loring Wheeler. 

52 fDR. SAMUEL*, son of Capt. SamueP and Abigail (Moore) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 3 March, 1723; died, West 
Indies, 1756; married (1), 24 Nov., 1747, Elizabeth Wood, who 
died s. p.; married (2), 9 Jan., 1752, Anna, daughter of Dr. 
Benjamin Gott of Marlboro; born there, 8 Jan., 1731; |she mar- 
ried (2) §Capt. Maynard of Westboro, Mass., and died 6 July, 

* Colonial War Record: In 1755, private on Crown Point expedition. Also 13 
weeks with Capt. Samuel Dakin. 

In 1758, with Capt. Henry Spring, Col. William Williams. 

t Colonial War Record: Surgeon, 14 weeks on Crown Point expedition, Col. 
Joshua Browne. 

t She is the "Cousin Maynard" of Rev. E. Parkman's Diary; she was a niece 
of Madam Parkman. " Mrs. Maynard dined here " is a frequent note in the Diary, 
particularly on Sunday. 

§ " Capt. Maynard has the reputation of being the wealthiest man of his day in 

Westboro, and his house, burned a few years ago, was solid and handsome 

The work on his farm for many years was performed by slaves, and he was loth to 
give them up, so loth, that the heavy stone walls by the side of the avenue leading 
to his house are said to be among the very last labor performed by slaves in Massa- 
chusetts " (Foot-note, Parkman Diary, p. 62). 



FOURTH GENERATION 117 

1799, and was interred in the ancient burying-ground in Westboro, 
near the south wall. 

Dr. Samuel settled in Marlboro and was chosen selectman in 
1755; he represented Marlboro in the General Court in 1741. 
History states that he received £59 10s. for teaching " 2 quarters " 
in 1747. He went to the West Indies as an army surgeon, was 
taken with yellow fever and died there. 

Children (by second wife), bom in Marlboro: 

i EUzabeth^ b. 11 Aug., 1752; d. 20 June, 1798; m. 17 Dec, 1778, 
Dea. David Goodell of Marlboro, b. 1716; they probably had 
no children.* 

143 11 Anna, b. 29 Oct., 1753. 

Hi Susannah, b. 12 April, 1755; m. 4 Oct., 1770 (?), Elisha, son of 
John Hudson (who with 8 sons was in the Revolution); b. in 
M., 174—; was in the French War, 1756-58-60; was m the 
Revolution from Northboro; moved to Canada, where died. Ch. 
(Hudson), b. Marlboro: 

1 William^ b. 29 March, 1770. 

2 Samuel, b. 25 Dec, 1771. 
Others, names unknown. 

144 iv Samuel, b. posthumous, 21 Aug., 1756. 

53 fLIEUT. URIAHS son of Capt. SamueP and AbigaQ 
(Moore) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 10 Sept., 1727; 
died there, 22 Oct., 1782; married, 12 July, 1750, Sarah Breck, 
daughter of Dr. Benjamin and Sarah (Breck) Gott (Mrs. Gott 
was the daughter of Rev. Robert Breck of Marlboro and sister 
of Madam Parkman) ; born in Marlboro, 21 March, 1729; died 

31 Jan., 1815. 

Morse says of Uriah that he was brought up a gentleman s son 
and never performed a day's labor in his life; that he lived in 
the style of the English gentry, receiving the visits of the elite 
from far and near, keeping an open house, in which there was 
no limit to his hospitality. His estate bore the strain of such a 
lavish style of living better than might have been expected, last- 
ing through his time, but was so involved, at his death, that the 
administrators had employment for 30 years. He resided in the 

* " 17 Dec, 1778 At eve there were two marriages, viz: Mr. David Godell 

to Miss Elizabeth Brigham (Cousin Maynard's Dauter) 8 Dollars.....^.... 

"20 Dec 1778 ..Mr. David Goodell the Bridegroom and his Bride together 

with her mother Maynard dined here, as did Mr. Elijah Brigham P. M. The Bride- 
groom preached on I Cor. 6. 19-20. and I hope to ye Glory of God. He went from 
ye Meeting House, with his new Spouse, to Capt. Maynard s. , ^, . 

"q Tune 1779. Sophy, with Mr. Brigham, in Mr. Newton s Chaise goes to 
Marlboro. Mr. Goodell here and shows me ye Certificate of his Ordination at large, or 
as a Missionary, to go to the State of Vermont." 

«, pgb 17880 Hear that Mr. David Goodall and his Wife were come 

from Athol & passed by to Capt. Maynard's yesterday He is going to Marl- 
boro, his Father being dyed Izttly."— Parkman Diary. w t 

t Colonial War Record: Lieut. 1762, 3d Marlboro Co., Capt. Thomas How, Jr., 
Col. Ward. 



118 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

south part of Marlboro on a part of the estate which had be- 
longed to his father.* Was chosen warden in 1764 and selectman 
in 1765, '68 and '69, and town clerk in 1769. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

145 i John GottS b. 8 Feb., 1750-1. 

146 ii Henry, b. 26 Oct., 1752 (N. S.). 

ill Sarah, b. 22 Jan., 1755; m. in Sudbury, 14 March, 1782, Dr. 
Nathaniel Gott of Wenham, Mass.; settled in Guildhall, Vt., 
and rem. to Cooperstown, N. Y. ; 1 son. 

147 iv Uriah, b. 11 July, 1757. 

V Abigail, b. 31 Dec, 1759; m. David Wait; res. Sterling, Mass.; 

2 sons and 3 daus. 
vi Persis, b. 7 April, 1762; m. Alexander Watson; res. Frankfort, 
N. Y. 

148 vii Edward, b. 13 June, 1764. 

viii Nathaniel, b. 17 Aug., 1766; d. j. 
ix Robert, b. 14 Dec, 1769; d. j. 
X Anne, b. 16 Aug., 1773; m. Charles Safford; res. Lancaster, Mass., 

and d. s. p. 
xi Robert Breck, b. 2 Jan., 1776; d. about 1815, in Worcester, Mass., 
unm. 

54 fGEORGE*, son of Capt. SamueP and Abigail (Moore) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 March, 1730; died in 
Southboro, Mass., 27 March, 1808; married Mary, daughter of 
Ebenezer Bragg of Shrewsbury, Mass.; born 4 Jan., 1735; died 
4 Feb., 1822. 

George settled first on a farm in the south part of Marlboro, 
which his father left him. His uncle. Col. Timothy, made him 
his heir, and he came into possession of another fine farm in 
Southboro, where he removed and resided until his decease. In 
1774 was on a Committee of Safety to draw up a covenant of 
non-consumption of British goods ;, selectman in 1774, '75 and '76; 
in 1775 on a committee of 3, representing Marlboro, in the Provi- 
sional Government; representative to the General Court in 1776, 
'77, and '81, from Marlboro, and chosen representative from South- 
boro 9 May, 1785. In one year, 1771, he lost six children by death, 
and 2 the year of the dreadful epidemic, 1775. Hist, of Marlboro, 
p. 186. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Phineas^ b. 25 May, 1755; d. 3 July, 1755. 
ii George, b. 22 July, 1756; d. 26 Aug., 1782. 

149 iii Phineas, b. 7 Oct., 1757. 

* " i8 Apr., 1780 Mr. Stone and I rode together to Marlboro. I visited 

our Kinsman, Lt. Uriah Brigham, where I lodged." 

"19 Apr., 1780. A Storm of Rain and Snow — but I ventured to try for Home. 
Sat out in y© Morning under another Disadvantage, viz., the Horse lame — got to 
Captain Edmund Brigham's and dined there. Arrived safe at home about 3 P. M." 
Parkman Diary. 

t Colonial War Record: 26 April, 1757, with Col. Abe Williams from Marlboro. 



FOURTH GENERATION 119 

iv Timothy, b. II Feb., 1759; d. 6 Jan., 1804, unm., in Southboro. 

V Louisa, b. 27 Sept., 1760; d. 18 Sept., 1771, 
vi Ashbel, b. 3 March, 1762; d. 27 Sept., 1771. 

vii Mary, b. 18 Dec, 1763; d. 27 Aug., 1771. 
viii Thankful, b. 7 May, 1765; m. Capt. Daniel Brigham, 162. 
ix Zerviah, b. 6 Apr., 1767; d. 11 Sept., 1771. 
X Samuel, b. 27 Jan., 1769; d. 1 Sept., 1771. 
xi Stephen, b. 7 Jan., 1771; d. 3 March, 1771. 

150 xii Ashbel Samuel, b. 2 March, 1772. 

xiii Mary Louisa, b. 6 May, 1773; d. 2 Sept., 1775. 
xiv Stephen, b. 8 Aug., 1774; d. 11 Sept., 1775. 
XV Frances, b. 24 Dec, 1776; m. Nathan Brigham, son of 71. 
xvl William, b. 2 April, 1779; m. Mary Graves; was mortally wounded 

in the battle of Tippecanoe, and d. 8 Dec, 1811, in Vincennes, 

Ind., s. p. 
xvii Infant, d. unnamed. 

55 DOROTHY* (Morse calls her "Dorotha "), daughter of 
Lieut. Jedediah^ and Bethiah (Howe) Brigham; born in Marl- 
boro, Mass, 2 March, 1721; died 4 Sept., 1796; married, 25 Jan., 
1738-9, Thomas, son of Thomas and Rebekah (Perkins) Howe; 
born in Marlboro, 20 June, 1716. 

Children (Hoice), born in Marlboro: 

i SibyF, b. 29 May, 1740; d. 23 July, 1823; m. Peter Wood from 

Concord to Marlboro; J. P. and prominent man, who d. 5 March, 

1820. Ch. (Wood): 

1 Dorothy^; 2 Thomas; 3 Martha; 4 Anna; 5 Moses; 6 

Jedediah. 

ii Fiske, b. 23 June, 1741; m. Lydia Bigelow of Shrewsbury, Mass., 

dau. of 78. 
iii Antipas, b. 16 April, 1745; m. Catherine Tainter; moved to 
Princeton, Mass. Ch.: 
1 Catherine'. 
iv Artemas, b. 11 March, 1747; moved to Templeton. 

V Francis, b. 26 June, 1750; d. 28 Feb., 1833; m. Mary Hap good; 
res. Marlboro. Ch.: 

1 Joseph'^; 2 Francis; 3 Lewis; 4 Ezekiel; 5 Thomas; 6 Polly; 
7 Lucy; 8 Lydia; 9 Lambert; 10 Abigail. 

56 SOLOMON*, son of Lieut. Jedediah^' and Bethiah (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass, 25 May, 1723; died there, 
1 Feb., 1807; married (1), 1 Aug., 1754, Martha Boyd; married 

(2), Sally , who died 16 Jan., 1797. He settled near Fel- 

tonville in Marlboro where his grand-son, Charles® Brigham, long 
resided; was selectman, 1777; overseer of the poor, 1779 and 
'80; grand jury-man, 1782. 

Children, born in Marlboro: ^ 

151 i Lovewell", b. 1 Dec, 1754 

ii Bethiah, b. 31 July, 1756; d. 24 Aug., 1848, unm., ae. 92. 
iii Charles, b. 20 Aug., 1758; d. y. 



120 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

! iv Timothy, b. 22 Nov., 1760; d. 15 Nov., 1811, unm. 

V Artemas, b. 24 Jan., 1763; d. y. 
152 vi Ivory, b. 30 April, 1765, 

57 FRANCIS*, son of Lieut. Jedediah^ and Bethiah (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 13 Aug., 1725; died about 
1810 (see N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., vol. 29, p. 69); married Phebe, 
daughter of Jabez and Phebe (Eager) Ward; born in Marlboro, 
22 Nov., 1730; died in Nevr Marlboro, Mass., about 1800. He 
was a first settler in New Marlboro, and kept a public house during 
the Revolution. 

4 

Children, born in New Marlboro: 

1 Lucretia^ m. Jonathan Harmar of N. M. Ch. (Harmar) (Morse 
says "Harman"), b. N. M.: 
1 Jonathan^; 2 William; 3 Lovisa; 4 Origen; 5 Belinda. 

153 ii Artemas. 

iii Origen, M. D., d. about 1812, s. p.; m. Eleanor Soule; he was a 
physician and surgeon in the Revolution; was the leading 
physician in Schoharie, N. Y., where he died; original member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati; was Surgeon's mate with Warner 
in Bailey's 2d Regt., in 1781. 

iv Clarissa, m. Hathaway, and res. in Vermont. 

V Candace, m. Seth Norton; res., s. p.. New Marlboro, 
vi Jedediah, d. Vernon, N. Y., 1835; m. Olive Clark. Ch., b. Vernon: 
1 Candace^; 2 Emma; 3 George; 4 Henry Augustus, a lawyer 
in Western N. Y. 
vii Catherine, m. Maj. Jonathan Chapman; res. Chatham, N. Y.; 
o. s. p. 

154 viii John, b. 1767. 

ix Francis, d. unm., Syracuse, N. Y.; res. Vernon, N. Y. 
X Sophia, d. unm., at Westfield, N. Y., about 1841. 

58 LUCY*, daughter of Lieut. Jedediah^ and Bethiah (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 15 May, 1727; died in Berlin, 
Mass., 14 May, 1778; married Col. Silas Bailey of Berlin, where 
he died, 30 Oct., 1793, ae. 70. He was a plucky patriot,* and 
interested in Shay's Rebellion; married (2) Mrs. Elizabeth (Rice) 
Brigham, widow of Capt. Paul Brigham, 82, of Marlboro, and 
married (3) Catherine, daughter of Eleazer Howe of Marlboro. 

Children {Bailey), by first marriage, born in Berlin: 

i Lieut. Timothy*, b. 9 Feb., 1749; killed in the Revolution, 1780; 
m. Martha Rice, and left small family, 
ii Bertha, b. 4 Oct., 1752. 

iii Major Silas, b. 22 July, 1756; res. Northboro, where d. 3 Oct., 
1840; m. Lavinia Bartlett. Ch.: 
1 Timothy'^; 2 Silas; 3 Holloway; 4 Calvin; 5 Levina; 6 Lewis; 
7 Lucy; 3 d. y. 

*"ii Nov., 1780 At eve Col. Silas Bailey here, returning from Rhode 

Island, his son Timothy dyed there & is buryd." — Parkman Diary. 



FOURTH GENERATION 121 

iv Lucy, b. 6 Jan., 1759; m. Jabez Fairbanks, who was grandfather 

of Col. Silas Fairbanks of Hudson, Mass. 
V Amherst: b. 27 July, 1761; d. in BerUn, 9 Nov 1830; m. Lydxa 
Barnes of Bolton, Mass.; he had the homestead^ Ch.: 
1 Lucy'; 2 William; 3 Persis; 4 Sarah; 5 Calvm; 6 Hannah, 
7 Zilpah; 8 Lucinda; 9 d. y. 
vi Calvin, b. 3 Jan., 1763. 

50 ^STEPHENS son of Lieut. Jedediah^ and Bethiah (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., "2 Nov., or 11 Feb.," 1732 
(Marlb. Hist.); died in Princeton, Mass., 17 April, 1821; marned 
4 Jan., 1757, Betsey, daughter of Col. John and Dinah (Keyes) 
Weeks, born in Marlboro, 26 Jan., 1736; died 6 Sept., 1787- 
Moved to Princeton, where was one of the earliest planters. 

Children, born in Princeton: 

'" U B^yXtYlClfm, d. 1840; m. .. Ma.ch., 1.9., Jonath.n 
Newton; res. Alstead, N. H. Ch. (Newton): , ^ ^ ^ 
1 Asa'; 2 Silas, who had the homestead; 3 Joel; i Betsey. 

156 iii Stephen, b. 9 Aug., 1762. 

157 iv Abner, b. 31 May, 1764. 

158 v Asa, b. 2 June, 1767. 

''' ^ ^^9f^"i^:!'^- ^8 Aug., 1843; m. 2 Nov., 1806, Samuel 
Russell; res. E. Sudbury, Mass. Ch. (Russell): 

1 Reuben', b. 23 April, 1808; d. s. p. m St. Louis 20 Aug., 
1849; moved West; m. Jane Patterson of Circleville, O. 

2 Abbi b. 21 April, 1810; m. 28 March, 1857, Dea. Waldo Win- 
ter; res. Clinton, Mass. 

3 Sarah, h. 8 Nov., 1811; unm. 
Other ch. names unknown. 

160 viii Silas, b. 12 Aug., 1776. 

ix Lydia, m. Nov., 1796, EUjah WUd. , ^ . . _ .,, M«« 

X Persis, m. 15 May, 1796, John Whitcomb, b. in \^^'^^'f''^^2^ 
6 May, 1770; drowned, W. Boylston, Mass., 11 Sept., 1820, she 
d. in Ware, Mass., 1830; res. Princeton Ch. (Whitcomb) : 

1 Sally', b. 21 March, 1797; m. (1) OUver Nash; m. (2) Ehjah 
Kennon; had a family by each m.; res. Medford Mass. 

2 Persis, b. 17 May, 1799; d. in Barre, Vt., 1872; m. Henry 
Keyes; 4 sons and 1 dau. 

3 Betsey, h. 1601; d. 1883. 

I John A., b. 14 Sept., 1803; d. in Boston, 1851; m. Carohne 

Pierce; 6 sons and 1 dau. 
5 Lydia, b. 2 Jan., 1806; d. in Boston, 1863; m. Thomas Ayer 
of Boston; 2 daus. and 1 son. 
161 xi Aaron, b. 13 March, 1781. 

60 tWINSLOW*, son of Lieut. Jedediah^ and Bethiah (Howe) 
Briffham; born in Marlboro, Mass., SO Aug., 1736; died there 29 

'Colonial War Record: i757, ^d Marlboro Co.. Capt. J. Peeks' Train Bana 
^cTnial War Record: Private 1756. CapL Howe. ,5 weeks x day- J" C°'„ 
Willard's Regt., Crown Point. i757. Private 2d Marlboro Co.. Capt. J. Weeks irain 

Band. 

t History of Marlboro, p. 377- 



122 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Aug., 1791; married 29 July, 1760, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel 
Harrington of Marlboro (whose great-grandfather was a proprietor 
of Watertown); born in Marlboro, 20 March, 1737; died 25 Oct., 
1815. 

Morse says : " Winslow was an uncommon man and a dis- 
tinguished citizen. Up to the time he came upon the stage, the 
municipal affairs of Marlboro from the first, had been, in a great 
degree, managed by the Brighams, although they had constituted 
only a fraction of her numerical population ; but during the eventful 
period of our Revolutionary struggle, he and his namesakes seem 
to have had almost the entire control." . . . Apparently no 
vigilance committees were organized " until the last year of the'war, 
when, with a new settler, arrived a spirit of jealousy or rivalry, and 
every Brigham, save one, was displaced from office ; and he who had 
held the highest in the town was insulted with the lowest and a com- 
mittee of vigilance and correspondence chosen. But this overturn 
lasted but one year. The Brighams were re-elected, and Winslow 
again chosen town clerk and selectman, in which offices he had 
served the preceding ten years and he was continued for years after- 
wards as selectman." He was town clerk, 1770-'80-'82 ; assessor; 
1769-'73-'77-'81-'82-'84.-'86-'88; Rep. to General Court, 1783-'84; 
delegate Constitutional Convention, 1779; selectman, 1770-'80-'82- 
'84-'86-'88-'89-'91. 

He resided on the homestead of his great-grandfather, and carried 
on the tannery. Aug. 4, 1791, he made his will. He provided with 
great care for his wife, Elizabeth, " so long as she remains my 
widow." His daughters, Lucy Brigham and Elizabeth Barnes, were 
each to receive money to be paid by their brothers, Daniel and 
Jedediah. His sons, Aaron, Artemas, Amariah, and John Winslow, 
were each to have money to be paid by the same, and h© expressed 
a desire that John Winslow should have a liberal education. " To 
Daniel and Jedediah he bequeathed all his real and most of his 
personal property. Daniel was to have the Indian pasture of 34 
acres, the tan-yard of one acre; and Jedediah the remainder of his 
lands and buildings, and to be sole executor." 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

162 i DanieP, b. 25 Dec, 1760. 

163 ii Aaron, b. 22 Nov., 1762. 

iii Jedediah, b. 5 Jan., 1765; d. 3 Sept., 1766. 

164 iv Jedediah, b. 15 Sept., 1766. 

165 v Elizabeth, b. 5 March, 1769. 

vi Amariah, b. 30 May, 1771 ; d. Feb., 1798, unm., in Conn, 
vii John Winslow, b. 10 Jan., 1774; d. Norfolk, Va., Aug., 1826; 
m. 1793, Hannah Lewis, b. in Wellfleet, Mass., 17 June, 1774; d. 
7 May, 1801, in Boston; he was a sea-captain. Ch.: 



FOURTH GENERATION 123 

1 Mary Ann\ b. May, 1794; d. Nov., 1821, umn. r;^ 

2 Hannah, d. before 1801. 

3 John Winslow, d. before 1801. 

4 Helen, d. before 1801. 

166 viii Artemas, b. 13 May, 1776. 

167 ix Lucy, b. 28 June, 1779. 

X Lydia, b. 7 Jan., 1782; d. 7 Aug., 1784. 

61 BETTYS daughter of Jotham3 and Abigaa BrigW; W 
in Marlboro, Mass., 15 Nov., 1719; married, 23 Feb., 1741 4^ 
Jonathan, son of Joseph and Sarah (Ho.e) Straiten; bom m 
Marlboro, 28 Dec., 1714; died 10 Aug., 1758. 

^«TronSr:.^r™ept"?^r'^: 10 Sep. "... A^Sa", -„. 0. 
U Betlff :i ip1r.';« '""*• sept, "«. WUUa. BH..a., ,. 

!: r;±,,v"3o^^e?-/ rL^crtj-aa. ». «. 

V Lucy, b. 4 Dec, 1750; d. 1 AprU, 1771. 
vi Aaron, b. 6 Sept., and d. 19 Oct., 1753. 

62 ABRAHAMS son of Jotham^ and Abigail Brigham ; born in 
Marlboro, Mass., 25 Feb., 1720-1; died 10 Nov., 1788; earned 26 
Feb, 1752, Phebe Martin, who died 17 Jan., 1806, ae. 77 years, 8 
;t 23 days. He resided in Marlboro and was in the Revolution 
Marched on the Lexington alarm, Capt. Wm. Brigham s Co., Col. 
Jonathan Ward's Regt., service 14 days. 

CMMren^orn ^^^oro^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^ ^ , 

DaJd, son of Nathaniel Wyman of Hopkinton Mass.; b. about 
me went to Marlboro, 1754; removed to Marblehead; d. in 
Marlboro 3 Feb., 1838. Ch. (Wyman), one of whom (supposed 

1 "^s^m b^d to death in Marlboro, 21 Nov., 1857, as. 85 
{Hist, of Marlboro, p. 480). 
168 il Fortunatus, b. 29 Sept., 1759. Warwick 

m Anna, b. 1 March, 1763; m. Samuel Barnes; res. War^vlck. 
iv Gardner, b. 30 April, 1766; d. 29 Dec, 1.79. 

63 *ASA% son of Jotham^ and Abigail Brigham; born in Marl- 
boro, Mass., 1 Nov., 1729; died 18 Nov., 1806; married, 13 June, 
1754, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Zipporah (Brigham) War- 
ren; born 31 March, 1734; died 15 Aug., 1807. 

He settled in Marlboro and was assessor in 1773-4. 

•Colonial War Record: Corporal from Marlboro, 26 April, i757, Capt. (Col.) 
Abraham Williams' Co. 



124 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Elizabeth^ b. 18 Dec, 1754; d. 3 June, 1827; m. 20 Feb., 1776, 
Francis (Morse says: "Aaron," see Hist. Marlboro, p. 448), son 
of Samuel and Lucy (Barnes) Stevens; b. in Marlb., 8 Feb 
1749; d. 1829. Ch. (Stevens), b. in Marlb.: 

1 Capt. John", b. 12 Jan., 1777; m. Mary Brigham, dau. of 162. 

2 Capt. Aaron, b. 26 Jan., 1779; m. 19 May, 1806, Mary, dau. of 
Capt. William Gates; was a prominent citizen of Marlb, 
living in 1861. Ch.: 

i William F.^ ii Lyman G., iii Loriman G. 

169 il Lewis, b. 24 March, 1756. 

170 ill Jotham, b. 18 Nov., 1761. 

iv Hastings, b. 9 March, 1764; d. 28 Aug., 1805, unm. in Marlboro. 

64 *ANTIPASS son of Jotham^ and Abigail Brigham; born in 
Marlboro, Mass., 25 May, 1740; married Catherine, daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Morse) Woods; born 4 April, 1733. 

Moved to St. Albans, Vt., where charter member of Congrega- 
tional Church in 1803. Was in the Revolution. 
Children : 

i Catherine^ b. 10 Feb., 1767; d. 23 Feb., 1831; m. 14 May, 1786, 
William, son of Ivory and Sophia (Banister) Bigelow; b. in 
Marlboro, 8 Jan., 1764; d. there, 30 Dec, 1807. Ch. (Bigelow), 
b. in Marlboro: 

1 John", b. 25 Oct., 1786; d. 1824; m. 3 Sept., 1809, Hepsibah 
Barnes; res. Hudson, Mass. Ch.: i John'; ii Sidney, and daus. 

2 Edward, b. 18 Nov., 1788; m. Thirza Bartlett; res. Bethlehem, 
N. Y. Ch.: i William'; ii Ivory; iii Stephen; iv Elijah, and 
others. 

3 Asa, h. 19 Jan., 1791; d. 1829; m. 4 Oct., 1809, Lucy Hap- 
good; res. Concord, Mass. Ch.: i Clarence'; ii Ernest, et al. 

4 Abigail, b. 11 April, 1793; m. 31 Dec, 1808, Levi, son of 
Artemas Howe; b. 30 April, 1787. Ch. (Howe): Elisha', 
William, and daus. 

5 Jotham, b. 14 March, 1795; m. Lois Drury; went to St. 
Louis, Mo. Ch.: Jotham', Windsor, and 2 daus. 

6 Artemas, b. 14 Jan., 1798; d, unm., 1823, 

7 Levi, b. 14 Dec, 1799; m, 13 Feb., 1823, Martha B. Howe; 
res. W. Boylston. Ch.: i Francis'; ii George; iii William, and 
daus. 

8 Adeline, b. 1 Feb., 1802; m. 26 Sept., 1822, Ebenezer Witt. 

9 Luther, b. 1 Nov., 1805; m. Hannah Tucker; res. W. Boylston. 
Ch.: Elmer', and 2 daus. 

10 William, b. 16 Dec, 1807; went to sea, U. S. N., and was 
never heard from, 
ii Abigail, b. 22 May, 1768. 

iii Sabrina, b. 23 Dec, 1770; m. Daniel Rice, 
iv Lucretia, b. 12 Oct., 1773. 

65 ABIGAIL*, daughter of Jotham^ and Abigail Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 22 April, 1745; died 27 April, 1805; married, 

_ • Colonial War Record: Marlboro, 26 April, 1757, Capt (Col.) Abraham Wil- 
liams Co. 



FOURTH GENERATION 125 

25 Feb., 1767, Peter Bender; he di^d in Bolton, Mass., *. 87- He 
married a second time. 

Children (Bender), born in Marlboro: Nnrthboro 

i SamueP, b. 1 March, 1768; m. a Barnard of Northboro^ 
ii John, b. 4 Nov., 1769; a Boston merchant; d. on voyage to »o 

iii Jothatt' 19 Dec, 1771; grad. Harvard College, 1796; studied . 

iv L7uLa!-b.T5 April, 1774; m. 1801, Isaiah L. Greene, a Member 

V BetJe^riO Sept., 1776; m. 21 Oct., 1799, David Greenough of 

Boston. ^C^ (G-enough): gomerville, Mass., 18 Dec, 

' fsS"' the'no ed TcVtor ' the colossal statue of Washington, 

L fr'ont of the Capitol in Washington, D. C, his greatest work; 

res. Italy. 

2 Dau., m. Thos. B. Curtis of Boston. 

3 i)a«., m. Chas. Huntington of Boston^ 

4 Richard Saltonstall, also a sculptor, b. 1819, dau. m. 
BUght of N. Y. , 

^SlVs^^&S'^-^l^;^;^-^ Changed 

viii 'sz:::^^:^^^--^^^'^'^ --• - r " "" 

i^ aS b. 18 Mky, 1787; m. Joseph Sawyer of Bolton. 

GQ *WILLIAM% son of Charles^ and Mary (Peters) Brigham; 
born in Grafton, Mass., 26 March, 1739; died there, 1 Aug., 1833 
married, July, 1768, Sarah, daughter of Rev. So omen PrenUce o 
Grafton; born there, 1 July, 1744; died 2 Feb., 1834. Her tather 
was the first minister of Grafton. 

MorL says that William inherited the Charles fngh am home- 
stead in Grafton, which originally embraced nearly or quite the 
whot tract know; as " Brigham Hill." A -l^^f f ^ ^^^^^^ 
his time, and a "great reader," he yet had no taste for public 
o^ce or employment. He was offered a justice's commission then 
a great honor^^hich he declined. He was straight, taU, and 
muscular, and this is probably the original type ^^ t^^'*^^^' , ^" 
::s Int " to jump over fences 5 and even 6 feet in ^e^gh^-tW 
touching hand or foot; and when 90 years old would rather wa k 
than ride 1 or 2 miles, and would accompHsh the distance nearly 
as soon as a boy." He never took medicine, and died of old age. 

Children, born in Grafton: 

171 i Charles^ b. 27 July, 1769. 

172 ii Susanna, b. 27 Nov., 1770. lai-r. m Tucv dau. 
... r, 1 u OR Mnyr T77<^' d s. t)., 7 June, 1817; m. Lrucy, ud,u. 

■ "' of'Tnl'ew Z^-^l'li G^fto';: b. U Ma,ch, KTS; • fa™,e. 

of Grafton. 
* Colonial War Record: Grafton. :757, Train Band, Capt. Sa,n. Warren. 



126 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1T3 iv SaUy, b. 12 Sept., 1780. 
174 V Persis, b. 4 Aug., 1786. 

67 ANNAS daughter of Charles' and Mary (Peters) Brigham 
born in Grafton, Mass., 18 March, 1745; died 11 Sept., 1831 
married (1) Samuel Harrington; born in Grafton, 10 June, 1743 
died 3 Oct., 1773; married (2) Henry, son of the Rev. Solomon 
Prentice; had a family by his first wife, Sarah Rice; he died 
in Grafton, 1781; was hotel-keeper at the " Center " (see Hist, of 
Grafton). 

Children {Harrington), horn in Grafton: 

i Mary», b. 11 Sept., 1765; m. Martin Smith. 
11 Anna, b. 29 Aug., 1767; m. Fortunatus Harrington 
ill Samuel, b. 31 Aug., 1769; d. 3 Oct., 1802; m. AbigaU Putnam. 
IV Joshua, b. 13 March, 1771; m. Polly Adams. 
V Lucy, b. 13 July, 1773; m. Parley Goddard. 
Child {Prentice), horn in Orafton: 

vl Charles, b. 21 Aug., 1781; d. s. p.; m. Widow Elizabeth (Case) 
Mernam, who d. 1851; was town clerk of Grafton, 1836-53: 
selectman and assessor, 1852-53. 



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68 PERSIS*, daughter of Charles^ and Mary (Peters) Brig^ 
ham; born in Grafton, Mass., 4 Jan., 1755; died about 1780; mar- 
ried, 1775, Lieut. Noah B., son of Capt. Aaron Kimball; born in 
Grafton, 19 May, 1756; died 21 Aug., 1806; was at the "Lexing- 
ton Alarm" in company commanded by his father; was selectman 
and on the school-committee in Grafton; (he married [2]. 12 Dec. 
1782, Mary Chase, by whom probably Betsey, Anna, and Persis)! 
Children {Kimhall), horn in Orafton: 

i Capt. 01iver^ b. 9 May, 1776; d. 31 March, 1819; m. (1) Hannah 

, b. 1787; d. 29 April, 1809; m. (2) Catherine , 

b. 1786; d. 13 Sept., 1819; a prominent merchant of Grafton 
and Westboro; representative, etc. Ch.: 
1 Mary"; 2 Hannah; 3 Noah; 4 Hannah; 5 Charles; 6 Cath- 
erine; 7 Oliver. 
11 PoUy, b. 7 Aug., 1779; d. 11 Dec, 1850; m. Daniel Cook of 
Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Cook): 
1 Persis''; 2 Mary; 3 Elizaheth; 4 Nancy; 5 Laura; 6 Oliver. 



FIFTH GENERATION 



FIFTH GENERATION 

69 MOSES^, son of Lieut. Nathan* and Dina (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 Jan., 1722; died in Westboro, Mass., 3 
Dec, 1769; married 2 May, 1749, Mehetabel, daughter of Joseph 
Grout of Westboro, Mass.; who died 30 Aug. 1795. 

" The house which he occupied is the one now standing on East 
Main street, owned by George A. Ferguson. This, more than a 
hundred and twenty-five years ago, had received the usual addition 
for the married son's accommodation. The immense chimney with 
three flues is of brick, which was manufactured very early in the 
young town's history, from the ' clay lands ' in Marlboro, South- 
boro, and Northboro. This house was built by Moses Brigham, and 
here he brought his bride, Mehetabel. She was a member of the 
Grout family, and her wooing by young Brigham caused many 
heart-burnings and wild frenzies of jealousy to the daughter of his 
stepmother. One evening, when she knew that he planned to ride 
over to see Mehetabel, she slipped out to the stable and hamstrung 
Selim, his favorite horse. Moses Brigham lived here until his 
death ; then his son-in-law, Jonathan Forbes, took possession of 
the north end, and the widowed Mehetabel lived in the south end. 
It remained in the possession of the Forbes family until 1870. It 
has the usual curiosities of the carpentry of those days, one of the 
doors — that from the sitting-room to the kitchen — having dim heart- 
shaped panes of glass set in the upper half." — The Hundredth 
Town. 

He was surveyor in 1757; tythingman in 1760; and constable in 
1762. 

Children, horn in Westboro: 

175 i Sarah«, b. 18 April, 1751. 

176 ii Moses, b. 31 May, 1753. 

177 Hi Phineas, b. 23 July, 1755. 

178 iv Mehetabel, b. 31 Jan., 1758. 

179 V Ebenezer, b. 3 March, 1761. 

vi Mary, b. 27 July, 1764; m. Amasa Braman, M. D. ; res. Sutton. 

180 vii Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1766. 

70 ELIZABETH% daughter of Lieut. Nathan* and Dina (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 18 Dec, 1725; married Capt. 
Jedediah Fay, born in Westboro, Mass., 30 Jan., 1727 (.''). They 
resided in Ashford, Conn. ; he was Capt. in the French Wars and 
also Deputy to the General Assembly. 

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ISO THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children (Fay), born in Ashford: 
i JedediahS b. 21 April, 1760. 
ii Elizabeth, b. 29 April, 1762. 
iii Ephraim Brigham, b. 7 June, 1764. 
iv Nathan, b. 2 March, 1768. 

71 *CAPT. NATHAN^ son of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth 
(Ward) Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 13 March, 1730-1; 
died there, 9 Feb., 1806; married (1), 6 Feb., 1751, Martha Glea- 
son; and married (2), 15 June, 1769, Mary Hudson, who died his 
widow, 16 Dec., 1825, ae. 82. 

Morse's account of this noted Indian fighter is as follows : " He 
was a Lieut, in the first French War and a distinguished officer. 
In the service he became warmly attached to Capt. Thomas Gage, 
afterwards Gen. Gage. To avenge the massacre at Fort William 
Henry, he and a party volunteered, under the command of Capt. 
Rogers, to penetrate into Canada, attack and burn the town of St. 
Francis, and retreat. Having accomplished the task, they were 
pursued and overtaken by the Indians, who killed and scalped 30 
of their number. The remainder fled into the wilderness, and for 
the most part perished. Of the few who lived to return was Lieut. 
Brigham, whose deeds of valor were eulogized in ballads. He set- 
tled in Southboro, one-half a mile east of the meeting-house. 
Among other town offices he was chosen one of a committee to ' seat 
the meeting' in 1778; and one to revise the constitution reported 
to the towns, in 1786, for their consideration." 

The male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

i Nathan«, b. 30 July, 1772; d. 91 Feb., 1839; m. Frances, dau. 
of 54. He resided in Southboro. Ch., b. there: 

1 Mary Mills'', b. 22 July, 1805; d. 15 Aug., 1811. 

2 Susanna Maria, b. 5 April, 1807; m. Lincoln Brigham, 432. 
ii Thomas Gage, b. 20 March, 1774; d. 6 Oct., 1775. 

iii Mary, b. 21 Dec, 1775; d. s. p., 2 March, 1853; m. (third wife) 

Ebenezer Brigham, 195. 
iv Sarah, b. 25 Sept., 1778; d. unm., 17 March, 1840. 
V Martha, b. 19 June, 1781; d. unm., 11 July, 1805. 
vi Ephraim, b. 9 Aug., 1784; d. unm., 1 Feb., 1848. 

72 HEPSIBAH% daughter of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth 
(Ward) Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 1 June, 1732; died in 
Corinth, Vt., 27 Dec, 1815; married, 21 March, 1748, Col. John 
Taplin (whose father's name was Mansfield " Tapley," but all his 
children save one changed the name to " Taplin "), born in Charles- 
town, Mass., 1726; died in Corinth, 9 Nov., 1803. 

'Colonial War Record: Lieut. Capt. Taplin, 1759; Lieut. " to westwards," 1760; 
Capt., 1761; Capt., 1763; presents bill, £7 12s 6d. 




Judge Elijah Brigham (99) 




.7^"^i»^^ytr; 



HV 







Forbes (Moses" Brigham) Homestead 
In Westboro, Mass.; built before 1764 



FIFTH GENERATION 131 

He raised a Southboro Co. and served in the Revolution from 
March, 1775, to March, 1776, in Col. Bagley's Regt. Was also out 
in 1758, '59, 1760, '6l at Fort Cumberland, N. S., as "Col." He 
was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Gloucester Co., N. Y. 
(comprising half of the present State of Vt.), in March, 1770. 
Was an original proprietor of the town of Corinth and Repre- 
sentative in 1780 (Vide Well's Hist, of Newbury, Vt., and O'Cal- 
lahan's Doc. Hist of N. Y.). 
Children (Taplin), born in Corinth: 

1 John', b. 14 July, 1749; d. in Montpelier, Vt., 20 Nov., 1835; 

had 21 children (see Thompson's Hist, of Montpelier, Vt.). 
ii Brigham. 
iii Hepsibah. 
iv Elisha. 

v Mansfield, b. 1754, 
vi William, b. 1755; d. 17 Feb., 1806. 
vii Nathan, d. 7 July, 1824, se. 73. 
viii Gouldsburn, b. 1758; d. 16 Nov., 1862. 
ix Polly, m. Robert LoveweU. 
X Hepsibah, m. Zaccheus Lovewell. 
xi Johnson, b. 1 July, 1766; d. about 1848. 

73 CAPT. EDMUND^ son of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth 
(Ward) Brigham, born in Southboro, Mass., 12 Aug., 1733; died in 
Westboro, Mass., 29 June, 1806; married (1), 2 Nov., 1757, Sarah, 
probably daughter of Samuel Lyscom, born 27 Dec, 1734; died 
27 May, 1769; married (2), Elizabeth Bevel, of Marlboro, born 
1740; died in Westboro, 11 May, 1825; she was brought up by Mrs. 
Ruth Ward, who became the second wife of Joseph Brigham of 
Marlboro, and lived in the old house, still standing, and occupied 
by Miss Martha L. Ames; it was in this house that Elizabeth Bevel 
was married. 

Capt. Edmund was also deacon; he settled near Chauncey Pond 
in the northeast part of Westboro, and was an important citizen. 
He was warden in 1774; member of a committee of vigilance and 
correspondence, '77 and '78; selectman, '79, '87, '88, '91, 93. Was 
also Captain of the Company of Minute Men who marched on the 
Lexington Alarm. He took 18 men to the Northern Army, (who 
each had a bounty of £9), and at the surrender of Burgoyne he 
had command of a company of volunteers. Was kicked by a horse, 
which incapacitated him for further service in the army. British 
prisoners, destined for Boston, under charge of officers, accompanied 
him on his journey home, and were encamped on his grounds for a 
night, as they passed through Westboro. During the halt, a 
Hessian prisoner drew a map of Capt. Brigham's fine farm as the 
one he intended to draw for his service in conquering the country. 
This map was discovered, about 1800, by a citizen from the vicinity 
of Westboro, hanging upon the wall of an inn in Germany, and 



132 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

recognized. Up to this time, his descendants have failed to find 
the grave of this Revolutionary hero * He is mentioned several 
times in the Parkman Diary. 

His will, allowed 2 Sept., 1806, is as follows: 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Edmund Brigham of Westboro 
in the county of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Gentleman, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being 
weak in body, yet am of sound and disposing mind & memory, 
(blessed be God therefor), do this ninth day of November in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & four, make & 
ordain this my last will & Testament in manner and form following, 

that is to say. 

First & above all, I commit my soul to God, in hope of acceptance 
through the righteousness of an all-sufficient Saviour, and my body 
to the earth to be decently buried in a christian-like manner, at the 
discretion of my executors, nothing doubting, that at the general 
resurrection my soul and body will be united: And touching such 
worldly estate "as God in his Providence has been pleased to bestow 
upon me, I would and do dispose of it as follows viz. Imprimis, I 
give unto my dearly beloved wife, Betsey Brigham, the use & im- 
provement of the easterly room in my now dwelling house in West- 
boro aforesaid, & the chamber over said room, (reserving a privil- 
edge for my daughter Betsey Brigham to make it her home in said 
part of said house untUl her marriage) and the priviledge of doing 
her work in the kitchen, cheese room and cellar of said house as 
shall be convenient for her, with liberty of using the aqueduct 
water in said house, and to pass and repass to & from the well to 
use that water at any and all times and liberty to pass and repass 
to & from all parts of said house as shall be necessary in order to 
perform her washing, baking & all other necessary work, so long 
as she shall remain my widow. I also give & order my executors 
to deliver unto my said wife, four bushels of rye meal, six bushels 
of Indian meal. Seventy-five pounds of pork, Seventy-five pounds 
of beef, one bushel of salt, twelve pounds of tallow, ten pounds of 
flax, & five pounds of sheeps wool, all the aforesaid articles to 
be of good quality and to be delivered at my said house yearly and 
every year so long as she shall remain my widow, and I also give 
unto her seven dollars in money, to be paid her by my executors 
yearly and every year, so long as she shall remain my widow, also 
a sufficient quantity of firewood for her use, to be brought to said 
house and cut fit for her fire; also cyder, beer, apples and all sorts 
of sauce which she may need, & to be carried to meeting & else- 

• Early in the 'seventies Mr. Hosea W. Brigham of Winchester, N H a great- 
grandson, saw Capt. Brigham's gravestone in the old cemetery m Westboro. It 
should be found and restored. 



FIFTH GENERATION 133 

where in a carriage as she may require, by iny two sons Pierpont 
& Dexter Brigham so long as she remains my widow; 

And I also give and bequeath unto my said wife & to her Heirs 
&, assigns forever, all my household furniture & two good cows, & 
the said two cows, or other two instead thereof, to be kept for her 
during the time she remains my widow, at the expence of my two 
sons aforesaid, and in case my said wife should be sick & infirm 
while she remains my widow, my two said sons, Pierpont & Dexter, 
are to provide for her a nurse & Doctor at their expence, and in 
case of her decease while she is my widow, my two said sons are 
to give her a decent christian burial; furthermore, in case my said 
wife should intermarry after my decease, & providentially, again 
be left a widow, my will is, that she may return to my said house 
if she shall choose so to do, and in that case, it is my desire & will 
that my two said sons Pierpont & Dexter shall provide & do for 
her in all respects as they are above directed & ordered to provide & 
do for her while she remains my widow. 

Item, I give unto my sons Edmund Brigham, Roger Brigham, 
Samuel Brigham and Lyscomb Brigham, all my wearing apparel 
to be equally divided amongst them, and they to make the division 
if possible, otherwise, my desire is, that they choose a man, or men 
to divide it for them, whose determination shall be final. 

Item, I give unto my grandchildren born of my daughter Hep- 
zibah Brigham, deceased, & late wife of Capt. Antipas Brigham, 
unto each and everyone of them that shall be living at my decease, 
one dollar, to be paid when the youngest shall arrive at the age 
of twenty-one years, this together with what I have heretofore 
given my said daughter, I consider as their portion of my estate. 

Item, I give unto my daughter, Sally Read, (wife of Daniel 
Read), fifty dollars, to be paid in four years after my decease. 

Item, I give unto my daughter Betsey Brigham, one good cow, 
& one hundred dollars, to be paid in one year after my decease, I 
also give her a priviledge of living in that part my said house, 
the improvement of which is given to my said wife, and this privi- 
ledge reserved in that article as aforesaid, and this priviledge to 
be enjoyed by said Betsey, untill her marriage, & if my Sd. wife 
shall die or marry, Sd. Betsey shall improve the priviledges in and 
about said house, as given to my Sd. wife, till Sd. Betsey shall 
marry. 

Item, I give unto my son Eli Brigham Four hundred dollars, one 
moiety thereof to be paid in two years after my decease, and 
the other moiety thereof in three years after my decease, and I 
give him the priviledge of making my said house his home for the 
purpose of depositing his clothes &c untill his marriage, but not 
in that part to be improved by my said wife & daughter. 



134 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Item, I give unto my two said sons Pierpont Brigham & Dexter 
Brigham, and to their heirs and assigns forever, all my right which 
I have in the cedar swamp which lays in common & undivided with 
my brother Nathan Brigham and the heirs of my brother Elijah 
Brigham deceased, & myself, and also an eight acre right in the 
common lands, (which right was given me by my father in & by 
his last will & testament) together with all the remainder of my 
estate, both real and personal (which is not herein otherwise dis- 
posed of) to be equally divided between them, excepting my four 
wheel carriage and harness, which I give to my said son Pierpont, 
they paying all my just debts, funeral charges & legacies aforesaid, 
and providing for my said wife (their mother) everything as is 
given and secured to her in the former part of this will equally 
between them : but my desire and will is, that the real estate afore- 
said, shall not be subjected to a division between them untill my 
said son Dexter shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and if 
at any time there should, (unhappily and contrary to expectation) 
any dispute arise between said Pierpont & Dexter, respecting a 
division of the real or personal estate, or both, herein given to them, 
and they cannot agree to divide the same, my will and direction ex- 
pressly is, that such disputes shall be decided by three impartial 
inteligent men, known for their probity and good understanding, 
two to be chosen by my two said sons, each having the choice of one, 
& the third by those two, which three men, thus chosen, shall 
make such division, and when made, shall be, to all intents & pur- 
poses as binding on the parties as if it had been made by any legal 
process whatsoever. 

Finally, I constitute and appoint my two said sons Pierpont 
Brigham and Dexter Brigham, the executors of this my last Will 
& Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former wills & 
bequests by me made. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal, the day 
and year first above written. 

Edmund Brigham. (Seal.) 

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the said Edmund Brig- 
ham to be his last will & testament. In the presence of 

Nahum Gale 
Samuel Bellows 

Andrew Peters. 
Children (by first wife), born in Westboro: 

181 1 Edmund', b. 19 Oct., 1758. 

ii Hepsibah, b, 29 July, 1760; m. Antipas Brigham, 106. 

182 iii Roger, b. 28 Feb., 1762. 

183 iv Samuel, b. 6 Dec, 1763. 

184 V Sarah, b. 15 March, 1765. 

vi Elizabeth, b. 2 Dec, 1766; d. 20 Oct., 1785, unm. 



FIFTH GENERATION 135 

185 vii Lyscom, b. 19 May, 1769. 
Children, by second wife: 

186 viii Pierpont, b. 16 Sept,, 1780. 

187 ix Betsey, b. 7 May, 1782. 

188 X Eli, b. 31 July, 1784. 

189 xi Dexter, b. 25 May, 1786. 

74 *CAPT. WILLIAM^ son of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth 
(Ward) Brigham, born in Southboro, Mass., 8 April, 1735; died in 
Marlboro, Mass., 20 April, 1793, of the small-pox; married (1), 4 
Sept., 1759, Rebecca Ball, who died 14- Dec, 1768; married (2), 
Lydia Chamberlain of Westboro, Mass., who died 8 Feb., 1793; 
SB. 49 of the small-pox. 

He resided near Gates Pond in Marlboro, and was tythingman 
1762; warden '73; field-driver '74, and selectman '78, '82, and '85. 
Was Commander of a Company of Minute-men in Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt., and marched with them on the Lexington Alarm, 19 
April, 1775. His old house still stands. He was the founder of 
Brigham cemetery in Marlboro. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

190 i William', b. 27 Feb., 1761. 

191 ii Rebecca, b. 1 Feb., 1763. 

iii Peter, b. 27 Dec, 1764; m. Bent; res. Westboro. 

iv Abigail, b. 4 .March, 1766; m. 18 Jan., 1787, Paul, son of Silas 
Barnes; b. 10 Oct., 1761, in Marlboro (Vide Hist, of Marl- 
boro and Bigelow Family. 
V HoUis, b. 4 Dec, 1768; d. ibid. 
Children (by second wife), born in Marlboro: 

192 vi Ephraim, b. 9 Oct., 1771. 

vii Hollis, b. 14 March, 1773; d. unm., 8 June, 1837. 

193 viii Willard, b. 18 June, 1775 

ix Lydia, b. 29 Dec, 1776; m. Artemas Brigham, 166. 
X Polly, b. 30 Jan., 1779; m. 16 Aug., 1797, Willard Howe of 

Marlboro, 
xi Patty (Martha), b. 22 March, 1782; m. Caleb Brigham, 293. 

194 xii Sophia, b. 12 June, 1784. 

xiii Dana, b. 8 June, 1787; d. unm., with lockjaw, in Cambridgeport, 
Mass. 

75 fEBENEZER^ son of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth (Ward) 

Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 24 June, 1741 ; died ; 

married Martha . Morse records that he made his will 

20 Feb., 1765, giving all of his estate to his wife Martha and his 
little daughter Patty, and the offer of his mare and saddle, at £13, 
6s.8d. to his brother Elijah. He resided in Westboro, Mass. 

Child, born in Westboro; 

i Patty«, b. ; d. . 

* Colonial Wars: Southboro Train Band, Col. Tim. Brigham, 1757. 

t Colonial War Record: Priv. Capt. Maynard, 1759; also with Col. Williams. 



136 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

76 ELIJAH^ son of Lieut. Nathan* and Elizabeth (Ward) 
Brigham; born in Southboro^ Mass., 5 Sept., 1743; died there, 8 
Jan., 1804; married, 7 Jan., 1768, Ruth, daughter of Ezra and 
Abigail (Trowbridge) Taylor of Southboro; born 9 March, 1747; 
died 10 April, 1831. 

Morse gives the story of his life substantially as follows: He 
resided on the homestead of Lieut Nathan in the west part of 
Southboro, and was a very distinguished citizen. Was chosen a 
member of the Provincial Congress that met at Watertown, 31 May, 
1775; was one of a committee in 1778 to report on a proposed con- 
stitution for Massachusetts, and again, in 1780, to revise the consti- 
tution which had been offered and rejected by the town, and 
instructed to report objections proper to be adopted and returned 
to the convention. The reports of this committee, of which he was 
the principal member, are able, and if they were the product of 
his mind, he was a reasoner and draughtsman of rare ability. He 
was probably the one who was in Capt. Josiah Fay's company of 
Minute-men, as Lieut., and marched on the Lexington Alarm. 
From 1776 to 1812, his name was more intimately connected than 
any other man's with all the important civic transactions of South- 
boro. He served about 30 years as selectman, represented the 
town in the General Court 6 years during 1789-1800, as often as 
they voted to send. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

195 1 Ebenezer', b. 5 April, 1768. 

ii Fanny, b. 12 Sept., 1769; m. PauP Brigham, 211, and res. St. 
Albans, Vt. 

196 iii Sylvester, b. 16 Jan., 1771. 

197 iv Dinah, b. 5 Nov., 1772. 

v Persis, b. 7 Aug., 1774; d. 8 June, 1829; m. Ashbel Samuel 
Brigham, 150. 

198 vi Elijah, b. 19 July, 1776. 

199 vii Trowbridge, b. 17 Sept., 1778. 

200 viii Lincoln, b. 17 June, 1780. 

201 ix Hepsibah, b. 7 May, 1782. 

X Lavina, b. 26 Dec.,'l784; d. 23 July, 1786. 

xi Nancy, b. 11 Dec, 1786; m. (1) Levi Ward, who d. s. p., in 
Westboro, 1836; m. (2) Jotham, son of Josiah Bartlett of South- 
boro; b. 7 April, 1783. 

202 xii Martha, b. 6 June, 1790. 

203 xiii Taylor, b. 29 April, 1793. 

77 *AARON^, son of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 March, 1720; made his vdll 8 Sept., 
1768; married (1), Dec, 1740, Elizabeth, daughter of Js. Brown; 
she died at Rutland Dis. probably early in 1761, ae. about 49; mar- 
ried (2), in 1761, Sarah Winchester. 

• Colonial War Record: Sergt. Train Band, 1757. 



FIFTH GENERATION 137 

Morse's account says that he settled in Grafton. The inventory 
of his estate was presented 31 Oct., 1768. He made ample pro- 
vision for his wife Sarah, " except paying a physician." He gave 
all his lands in Grafton to his two sons Thomas and Ephraim, and 
the avails of his lands in Shrewsbury, to his sons Amariah and 
Moses, and authorized their guardian to sell the property. He gave 
to his daughters Dorothy, Lydia, Lucy, and Rebecca, their own 
mother's apparel; and he made Thomas and Elisha (or either one of 
them) his executors (see Pierce's Hist, of Grafton). 

Children {by first wife), born in Grafton: 
i Aaron", b. 30 Aug., 1741; d. unm. 
ii Sarah, b. 2 Sept., 1742; d. unm. 
ill Elizabeth, b. 30 Oct., 1743; d. 4 Aug., 1760. 
iv Dorothy, b. 24 Dec, 1744; d. unm.; a division of her estate was 

ordered 13 July, 1769. 
v Thomas, b. 7 Feb., 1745-6; d. unm.; no further reported by 
Grafton records. 
204 vi Ephraim, b. 2 March, 1746-47. 

vii James, b. 23 Aug., 1748; d. unm. 
viii Amariah, b. 3 Jan., 1749-50; d. 28 Jan., 1752. 
ix Lydia, b. 6 Sept., 1753; d. unm. 
X Lucy, b. 6 Dec, 1754; d. unm. 
xi Rebecca, b. 22 Feb., 1756; d. 15 April, 1759. 

xii Amariah, b. 18 Sept., 1757; m. twice, and d. in Millbury or 
Sutton; was in the Revolution in 1775, 1777, 1778, and 1779, 
short services. 

xiii Rebecca, b. 26 April, 1759; m. Smith, and res. Mont- 

pelier, Vt. 
xiv Joseph, b. 28 April, 1761. 
Children (by second ivife), born in Grafton: 

XV Elizabeth, b. 19 April, 1763; d. 13 March, 1764. 
xvi Moses, b. 8 April, 1765. 

78 LYDIA^, daughter of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 March, 1721-22; died in Stow, 
Mass., 17 March, 1748; married, 14 April, 1747, Dea. Amariah, 
son of Samuel Bigelow of Marlboro; born 14 Sept, 1722; died in 
Stow, 8 March, 1780; (he married [2], Sarah Eveleth of Stow, and 
had sons Francis, Abel, Amariah, Levi, Elnathan, and daughter 
Sarah). He was selectman, assessor, etc. 

Child (Bigelow), born in Stow: 

1 Lydia', b. 1 March, 1748; m. 31 March, 1767, Fiske Howe, son 
of 55; b. 23 June, 1741; she inherited £133 by her Grandfather 
Brigham's will, and other things if she had "heirs of her body"; 
moved to Templeton, Mass., where he was town treasurer, etc. 
Ch. (Howe): 
1 Thomas'; 2 Ephraim; 3 Lambert, who moved to Cleveland, O. 

79 EZEKIEL^ son of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 Feb., 1723-4; died in Grafton, 



138 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Mass., 4 April, 1788; married (1), Martha, daughter of Samuel 
Bigelow of Marlboro, born 21 Oct., 1724; died 1 Aug., 1764; mar- 
ried (2), Millieent Sherman, who died ae. 70. Resided in Grafton. 

Children (by first wife), born in Grafton: 

i Sergt. Abner^ b. 19 Feb., 1750-1; m. Molly Emerson; moved 
to Hartland, Vt.; was in the Revolution, as a corporal in Capt. 
Luke Drury's Co., in 1775; may have gone to Quebec under Col. 
Arnold, Sept., 1775; sergeant, in 1779, under Col. J. Chase, 
ii Martha, b. 23 April, 1753; m. Benjamin, son of Benjamin and 
Rebecca (Parler) Leland, b. in Grafton, 1747; d. there 1828; 
he was a farmer. Ch. (Leland), b. in Grafton: 

1 Huldah', h. 1774; m. Asahel Warren; res. Springfield and 
Weathersfield, Vt. 

2 Daniel, b. 1776; m. (1) Mary Forbush; m. (2) Sally Mor- 
gan; had 12 ch.; res. Weathersfield, Vt., and Barre, Mass. 

3 Capt. Benjamin, b. 1779; m. Lucy Barnes; res. Boston till 
1816, a mfr., then in New York and Philadelphia, where d. 
1842; ch.: Benj.^ and 6 others. 

205 iii Ezekiel, b. 30 March, 1755. 

206 iv Isaac, b. 30 May, 1757. 

V John, b. 3 July, 1759; d. unm., 25 Nov., 1839, in Oxford; in- 
terred in Grafton, 
vi Miriam, b. 10 March, 1761 ; m. Joseph Gallop, 
vii Huldah, b. 1 Dec, 1762; m. Moses Rockwood. 
Children (by second wife), born in Grafton: 

viii Sarah, b. 23 Aug., 1766; m. 8 Aug., 1790, Aaron Hall of Grafton; 
moved to Weathersfield. Ch. (Hall), b. in Grafton: 

1 Sally\ b. 20 Nov., 1790. 

2 Aaron, b. 4 June, 1793. 

ix Jacob, b. 6 Dec., 1769; m. Polly Dudley; moved to Reading, Vt. 
X Millieent, b. 26 Dec, 1771; d. in Weathersfield, 1814. 
xi Lydia, b. 29 Sept., 1774; m. 20 May, 1811, Isaac Stone of Ward 

(Auburn), 
xii Anna, b. 27 Aug., 1776; d. 18 April, 1847, in Oxford, unm. 

80 *ELISHA% son of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 25 Nov., 1726; died in Grafton, Mass., 

very aged; married Sarah . He resided in Grafton. The 

male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Grafton: 

1 EUsha', b. 12 April, 1758; d. 28 Feb., 1776. 
ii Charles, b. 9 Oct., 1761; d. 6 Aug., 1776. 

207 iii Sarah, b. 29 AprU, 1767. 

iv Molly, b. 18 March, 1769; d. 29 Aug., 1823, unm. 

81 fCAPT. ITHAMAR^ son of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 6 Oct., 1729; died there, 3 May, 
1784; married (1), 13 Sept., 1753, Ruth, daughter of Daniel and 

* Colonial War Record: In Train Band, Capt. Warren. 

^Colonial War Record: "Ensign" with Capt. Rice; Corporal First Marlboro 
Co., 1757. 



FIFTH GENERATION 139 

Mary (Bigelow) Ward, born 20 Feb., 1732; died 29 May, 1766; 
married (2), 29 March, 1768, Mary, daughter of Abraham and 
Mary (Rice) Beaman, of Marlboro; born 1 Dec, 1734; died, his 
widow, 13 May, 1813. He lived in Marlboro, where Alden Brig- 
ham afterward resided, and was selectman in 1775, '76, '78, '79 and 
'82. Probably was Lieut, in Capt. Wm. Brigham's Co., and marched 
on the Lexington Alarm. 

Children {by first wife), bom in Marlboro: 

i Ruth% b. 17 Sept., 1756; d. unm., 20 Sept., 1797. 

208 ii Ithamar, b. 7 Nov., 1758. 

209 ill Daniel, b. 15 Nov., 1760. 

iv Silas, b. 21 Oct., 1763; d. 27 Sept., 1838; m. Persis Stow, who 
d. 31 March, 1835; he res. in Southboro and Northboro; this 
line is extinct. Ch.: 
1 Otis', b. 4 June, 1793; d. 3 Oct., 1813. 
v Abner, b. 29 May, 1766; d. 5 July, 1766. 
Children (by second wife) : 

210 vi Abner, b. 21 Dec, 1768. 

vii Abraham, b. 14 Nov., 1771; d. unm. 

82 *CAPT. PAUL% son of Thomas* and Sarah (Stratton) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 26 March, 1737; died there, 4 June, 
1777; married, 9 Aug., 1757, Eliza, daughter of Abraham and 
Persis (Robinson) Rice (she married [2], Col. Silas Bailey of 
Berlin); she was born 12 Oct., 1736; died 30 March, 1793. He 
settled in Marlboro, where was assessor, 1775-76; selectman, '77; 
on Committee of Correspondence, 1776, '77, and Representative, 
1777. He marched on the Lexington Alarm in Capt. Daniel Barnes' 
Co., as 2d Lieut. He is in a list of officers commissioned 25 May, 
1775, and saw considerable service in that year. He was Capt. of 
the 5th Co. of Col. Ezekiel Howe's Regt., commissioned 5 July, 
1776. 

Childen, born in Marlboro: 

i Persis', b. 17 March, 1760; d. 17 June, 1760. 

211 ii Paul, b. 17 June, 1761. 

212 iii Samuel, b. 14 Sept., 1762. 

iv Miriam, b. 9 Jan., 1764; d. 10 Jan., 1776. 

213 v Thomas, b. 25 Dec, 1765. 

vi Aaron, b. 7 Feb., 1768; d. 10 Oct., 1771. 
vii Sarah, b. 16 Oct., 1769; d. 10 Oct., 1771. 
viii Pierpont, b. 22 Nov., 1772; d. 31 Aug., 1775. 

ix Eli, b. 16 Oct., 1773; d. 29 Aug., 1775. 

83 fNOAH^, son of Jonathan'* and Damaris (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 24 Nov., 1734; died there, 3 Feb., 1805; 
married, 5 July, 1758, Miriam Allen; married (2), 19 May, 1771, 

• Colonial IVar Record: First Marlboro Co.. 1757. 

t Colonial War: First Marlboro Co., 1757; Relief Fort William Henry, 1759. 



140 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Martha Tomblin, who died 27 May, 1813. He was in office in 
Marlboro in 1798. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 
i Damaris", b. 24 April, 1759. 
ii Anne, b. 25 June, 1761. 

iii Matthias Rice, b. 4 Jan., 1765; m. 15 Sept., 1791, Anna Gleason. 
iv Lydia, b. 28 Oct., 1767; m. 12 Oct., 1797, James Wright. 

Children (by second wife), b. in Marlboro: 

V Miriam, b. 30 Oct., 1772; m. 17 April, 1792, Simeon Cunningham. 
Ch. (Cunningham), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Miriam'', who had three children. 

2 Simeon, who had ch.: Miriam*; Anna; Emma L., who m. 
Rice, and had 2 ch. ; Charles. 

3 Nancy, had 1 dau. 

4 WilUafn L., d. unm. 

5 Levy, had several ch. 

6 Martha, had Harriet; Frederick; Anna; Fannie; Ellen. 

7 Jonathan Brigham, m. 1836, Sarah Proctor of Gloucester, 
Mass.; about 1839 he changed his name by dropping the 
" Cunningham," and was known thenceforth as " Jonathan 
Brigham," and under the name of " Brigham " his children 
grew up and were married. Ch., b. in Marlboro: Lydia^ b. 
1837; m. 1870, James Bliss, a merchant of Boston; she res. 
there, a widow; Sarah, d.; Martha Washington, probably m. 
Charles L. Brigham, son of 354; Mary, d. ; Frank, d. ; Wil- 
liam, d. 

84 *COL. TIMOTHY^ son of Capt. Jesse* and Bethiah (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., l6 Feb., 1735-6; died in North- 
boro, 5 Oct., 1828, in his 93d year; married Lydia Wood, born 8 
Nov., 1740. 

Morse says that he inherited from his father an extensive farm 
in the east part of Northboro, the value of which he lost through 
the depreciation of Continental money after its sale. In extreme 
old age he was supported by the town, the first instance of the kind 
to be found in the history of the race. Although poor, he was re- 
ceived with profound respect, and entertained with free hospitality, 
wherever he called during life. In 1764 he was selectman of 
Westboro; in 1777, after the division of the town, selectman of 
Northboro. In 1775 he entered the Revolutionary army as Captain; 
was second in command under Capt. Samuel Wood of Marlboro 
of the company of Minute Men, which marched down to Cambridge 
on 19th of April, 1775, and which was in the battle of Bunker Hill, 
on the 17th of June following. He received .£18 from the town 
for the first term of service; is supposed to have removed his 
family from Northboro, soon after, and to have further served in 
the field. 

* Colonial War Record: Westboro Train Band, 1757; served also 1758. 



FIFTH GENERATION 141 

Children, probably born in Westboro, except the 3 youngest, born in 
Northboro : 

i Eber', b. 25 Nov., 1761. 
ii Persis, b. 16 Jan., 1764. 
iii Samuel, b. 14 Dec, 1765. 
iv Kitte, b. 11 Dec, 1767. 

V Lydia, b. 26 Dec, 1769; perhaps d. j. 
vi Sally, b. 13 Jan., 1772. 

vii Lewis, b. 4 Jan., 1774. 
viii Nabby, b. 29 Dec, 1775. 
ix Luther, b. 3 April, 1778; m. Rosomond Jones, and moved to 
Waterford, Me., from Stowe, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Lydia', m. Rufus Priest. 

2 Mehitable. 

3 Sophie, m. Abel, son of Stephen Moore from Stow. 

4 Mary, m. Joseph Flint. 

5 Lewis, m. Swallow, 

6 Calvin, m. Ball. 

7 Maria, m. Nathan Hilton. 

214 X Polly, b. 15 April, 1781. 
xi Betsey, b. 22 Oct., 1783. 

85 *LIEUT. ARTEMAS^ son of Jesse* and Bethiah (Rice) 
Brigham; born Westboro, Mass., 29 Sept., 1739; died, in a fit at 
home, 25 Nov., 1802; married, Keziah, daughter of Josiah and 
Thankful Rice, born Northboro, Mass., 31 Jan., 1741; died, his 
widow, 27 Sept., 1806. 

He inherited the homestead of his father and resided where his 
grandson, Fred William Brigham resided, in the east part of North- 
boro. He served in the Revolutionary War in 1775, marching on 
the Lexington Alarm, and as a sergeant in 1777; the town voted 
him .£18 for volunteer service. He was assessor in 1778; select- 
man in 1788 and '89- 

Children, the 2 eldest born in Westboro; others in Northboro : 

i Jesse', b. 10 Dec, 1762; m. 18 Dec, 1782, Elizabeth Henderson. 

215 ii Gardner, b. 20 Feb., 1764. 

216 iii John, b. 24 May, 1766. 

217 iv Henry, b. 4 Dec, 1768. 

V Azuba, b. 16 July, 1771 ; d. 2 Aug., 1778. 

vi Lucinda, b. 8 Feb., 1774; m. 9 June, 1793, Amos, son of Amos 
and Sarah (Graves) Rice; b. in N., 7 March, 1767; d. in Belfast, 
Me., Nov., 1806; moved to E. Andover, Me. Ch. (Rice), the S 
elder b. in Northboro: 

1 Serrer, b. 17 Aug., 1794; d. y. 

2 Betsey Curtis, b. 1 Sept., 1795. 

3 Lanson, b. E. A., 7 Feb., 1801. 

vii Betsev, b. 26 June, 1776; d. 1 Aug., 1778. 
viii Joel, h. 16 Nov., 1778; d. 28 Aug., 1779. 
ix Lucy, b. 21 July, 1780; m. 1800, David Knowlton, b. 1779; d. 
6 Sept., 1823; moved to N. Y. State. Ch. (Knowlton), 6 b. in 
Shrewsbury; the 3 youngest in N. Y.: 
* Colonial War Record: Private in Train Band, 1757. 



142 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Julia Arm', b. 4 Dec, 1800. 

2 Eli, b. 28 Oct., 1802. 

3 Artemas Brigham, b. 15 Sept., 1804. 

4 Elbridge Gerry, b. 4 Oct., 1806. 

5 Abraham, b. 8 Dec, 1808. 

6 Lucy Caroline, b. 3 Sept., 1811. 

7 David Bacheller. 

8 Marietta. 

9 Harriet. 

SIB X LoveU, b. 22 Oct., 1782. 
219 xi Moses, b. 21 April, 1786. 

86 SARAH^ daughter of Capt. Jesse* and Bethiah (Rice) 
Brigham, born in Westboro, Mass., 21 Feb., 1745-6; died in North- 
boro, Mass., 23 Dec, 1798; married (second wife), 15 Jan., 1767, 
Dea. Seth, son of Seth and Dorothy (Robinson) Rice, born in West- 
boro, 9 Nov., 1737; (married [1] Rachel Coolidge and had chil- 
dren). He was deacon of the Northboro church and died there, 2 
Jan., 1815. 
Children {Rice), horn in Northboro : 

i Sarah', b. 16 June, 1768; d. 28 March, 1844; m. Jonathan Pat- 
terson of Northboro, who res. in Maidstone, Vt., and Eaton, Que. 
Ch. (Patterson) : 

1 Sarah', b. 16 July, 1793; m. Joel Bartlett of Northboro. 

2 Sabra, b. 6 Dec, 1794; d. 10 March, 1801. 

3 Isaac C, b. 15 May, 1796; d. unm., 9 Nov., 1821. 

4 William, b. 3 April, 1798; m. Eliza Norcross. 

5 Anson, b. 5 March, 1801; m. Maria Gilbert; res. Trumbull, 
Conn. 

6 Benjamin F., b. 3 May, 1803; m. Levinah Piatt; res. Trum- 
bull. 

7 Lawson B., b. 8 Aug., 1805; m. Savilla Dunkley. 

8 David, b. 29 Jan., 1807; m. Louisa Alexander of Winchester, 
N. H.; res. Boston. 

9 Mary, b. 15 July, 1810; m. Harwood Proctor. 

10 Sophia, b. 3 Aug., 1812; d. 3 Nov., 1841; m. Edward Proctor; 
res, Franklin, Mich. 
11 Rachel, b. 8 Oct., 1770; d. 22 July, 1837; m. Jotham Bartlett of 
Northboro. Ch. (Bartlett): 

1 Clarissa', b. 11 Feb., 1793. 

2 William L., b. 21 Jan., 1796. 

3 Sarah, b. 3 March, 1797; m. Nahum Eager. 

4 Jotham, b. 1 Nov., 1798; d. y. 

5 Uolloway, b. 15 Jan., 1800. 

6 John, b. 8 March, 1801; m. Sally Munroe. 

7 Lawson, b. 15 May, 1802. 

8 Jonathan, b. 26 April, 1804; m. Louisa Warren. 

9 Sophia, b. 29 Dec, 1805; d. 23 March, 1835; m. Stephen 
W. Jeffrey. 

10 Salina, b. 23 Jan., 1808; d. y. 

11 Mary E., b. 26 Dec, 1812; d. 2 May, 1848; m. Abraham M. 
Bigelow. 

12 Franklin D., b. 24 July, 1814; m. Mary E. Munroe. 



FIFTH GENERATION 148 

iii Baxter, b. 4 May, 177^'; d. 28 March, 1854; m. Mary Chandler. 
Ch.: 

1 Harriet', b. 6 Feb., 1795. 

2 Ermina, b. 29 Aug., 1798; m. Rev. Bennett Roberts. 

3 Anthony C, b. 4 Oct., 1800; d. 7 April, 1832. 

4 Louisa F., b. 1 Dec, 1802; d. 18 Aug., 1826. 

5 Baxter, b. 30 July, 1807. 

6 John, b. 1 Dec, 1811; m. (1) Susan K. Knowlton; m. (2) 
Elizabeth Morse. 

iv William, b. 18 Sept., 1774; d. 14 Dec, 1826; m. Lois Munroe. Ch.: 

1 Israel C.\ b. 3 Nov., 1799; d. 1 Dec, 1853; m. (1) Mary E. 
Munroe; m. (2) Mrs. Almira L. Davis. 

2 Sarah Brigham, b. 7 Dec, 1800 ; d. y. 

3 Sarah Brighavi, b. 21 Dec, 1801; d. 18 Sept., 1841; m. John 
Andrews. 

4 Polly, b. 9 Jan., 1804; m. Sumner Chapin. 

5 Susannah, b. 1805; d. 1826. 

6 William, b. 6 June, 1807; m. Lydia Wilson. 

7 Lewis, b. 23 Nov., 1809; m. Susan A. Brigham, 522. 

8 Reuben, b. 23 Sept., 1811; m. Harriet F. Kettell. 

9 Lydia F., b. 16 Nov., 1813; m. Dana M. Clapp. ' 

10 Abraham M., b. 30 July, 1815. 

11 Lois C, twin to Abraham; m. Jerome Wells. 

12 Charles, b. 30 Dec, 1817; d. y. 

13 Charles L., b. 10 Oct., 1823; d. unm., 22 Feb., 1850. 

V Polly, b. 9 Feb., 1782; d. 14 March, 1852; m. Isaac Davis. Ch. 
(Davis) : 

1 Polly\ b. and d. 1803. 

2 Adaline P., b. 4 Nov., 1804; m. John Patrick. 

3 Isaac Brigham, b. and d. 1806. 

4 Henry G., b. 4 Nov., 1807. 

5 Isaac Brigham, b. 24 Dec, 1809; d. 1832. 

6 Ann Eliza, b. 3 Oct., 1811. 

7 John, b. 25 Oct., 1813; d. 1844. 

8 Sarah B., b. 25 March, 1816. 

9 Hannah O., b. and d. 1818. 

10 Hannah G., b. 9 Nov., 1819; d. 6 March, 1850; m. Franklin 
Whipple. 

11 Cyrus, b. 18 June, 1822; m. Elizabeth W. Bruce. 

12 Caroline G., b. 27 Sept., 1825; d. 1839. ' 

vi Sapphira, b. 13 Dec, 1784; d. 1 Sept., 1841; m. Maj. Oliver Saw- 
yer of Berlin, Mass. Ch. (Sawyer): 

1 Lewis', b. 2 Feb., 1812. 

2 Oliver B., b. 5 June, 1816; m. Angeline A. Baldwin. 

3 Lucy F., b. 9 Sept., 1819; d. 30 Dec, 1847; m. Stephen Sawyer. 

4 Sophia B., twin to Lucy. 

vii Seth, b. 25 March, 1788; m. Alice Brigham, 250. 

87 WILLIAM^ son of Joel* and Mary (Church) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 20 March, 1741-2; died, ae. 80; married, 
4 Sept., 1764, Betty, daughter of Jonathan and Betty (Brigham) 
Stratton (61); born in Marlboro, 11 April, 1744. He lived in 
Northboro, Mass., and moved to Tunbridge, Vt., also lived in 
Lowell, Vt. 



144 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children: 

i Lydia", b. Northboro, 27 May or March, 1765; m. 3 or 8 Nov., 
1785, Dea. Moses, son of Robert Eames; b. in Marlboro, 4 June, 
1763; d. 24 June, 1825. The early records spell this name with 
an " E," but most of the families have dropped the " E," and spell 
it " Ames." Ch. (Eames), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Lewis', b. 31 Aug., 1786; d. 11 June, 1856; m. (1) 24 May, 1812, 
Nancy Childs, vi^ho d. 1819; m. (2) 1821, Mehitable Forbush. 

2 Lucinda, b. 11 Jan., 1789; d. unm., 20 June, 1833. 

3 Nancy, b. 1 March, 1792; m. 23 July, 1809, Levi Bigelow, b. 
28 Oct., 1790; d. 3 April, 1859; they had 14 ch. He was a 
district school teacher, town oflQcer, rep. to the Gen. Court, and 
J. P. 

ii Betty, b. 19 Feb., 1767; d. y. 
iii William, b. 27 Dec, 1769; d. 6 March, 1771. 
iv William, b. 12 Jan., 1772. 

220 V Silvanus, b. 17 Jan., 1774. 

vi Betty, b. 21 Feb., 1775; although Morse says "1776," which is 
probably an error, although Betty may have been b. in 1776, and 
Samuel in 1777. 

vii Samuel, b. 7 April, 1776; d. 12 Feb., 1859, in Ogden, N. Y,; 

m. . Ch.: 

1 Henry O.'', who res. Ohio. 

221 viii Lucy, b. 24 March, 1778. 

88 JOEL^, son of Joel* and Mary (Church) Brigham, born in 
Marlboro, Mass., 5 April, 1751; died in New Marlboro, Mass., 
about 1840; married (1), 2 Jan, 1776, Katee, daughter of Col. 
Cyprian and Dorothy (Howe) Howe, born in Marlboro, 28 Dec., 
1757; married (2) Polly Butler. About 1783 he moved to Madison, 
N. Y., but came back to New Marlboro before his decease. He 
was a Commissary in the Revolution. 

Children, four probably born in Marlboro: 

i Mary", b. 1776; d. y. 

li Mary, b. 1778; d. y. 

iii Charles, b. 1779; d. y. 

iv Susan, b. 1780; d. y. 

v Thankful. 

vi William, b. 24 Sept., 1812; d. New Marlboro, 21 Dec, 1863; m. 
24 April, 1844, Elizabeth, dau. of John, Jr., and Lucy (Lang- 
don) Dodge; b. in N. M., 24 April, 1817; d. 4 June, 1856; he 
was a farmer and res. N. M. Child, b. in N. M.: 
1 Ellen E:, b. 19 March, 1848; m. 27 Feb., 1878, Louis M., son 
of Samuel and Ursula (Day) Williams, b. in Canaan, N. H., 
17 Sept., 1851; res. Stafford, Kan., where moved from Put- 
nam, Conn. Ch. (Williams), b. in Putnam: i Robert Longfellow*; 
ii Elizabeth Langdon, twins, b. 8 Feb., 1879; iii Henry Trum- 
bull, b. 8 Sept., 1880; iv Ursula Louise, b. 30 Dec, 1886. 
vii Son, probably Henry G. 

89 JONATHAN^ son of Joel* and Mary (Church) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Oct., 1754; died in Mayville, N. Y., 



FIFTH GENERATION 145 

26 July, 1848; married (1), 5 Jan., 1774, Lydia Stevens, born 8 
May, 1758; died in Mayville, 4 Feb., 1828; married (2), Sarah 
(Olds) Brigham, widow of his cousin Jonathan, 94. He resided 
first in Marlboro; moved to Madison, N. Y., 1796; thence to Sher- 
idan, N. Y., 1810; last to Mayville, in 1813. 

Children (by first wife), all born in Marlboro, except the youngest born 
in Madison: 
222 i Stephen^ b. 24 Aug., 1780. 

ii Susanna, b. 12 Feb., 1T83; m. 1805, Henry Titus of Augusta, 
N. Y., and moved to Penfield, Ontario, in 1812, where she d. 
3 Aug., 1813. Ch. (Titus) : 
1 Franklin'; 2 Lysander; 3 Mary; 4 Samuel; 5 Haven; 6 
William. 

iii *Haven, b. 23 May, 1785; d. ; m. 19 Feb., 1809, 

Eunice, dau. of Ephraim Herrick of Augusta, N. Y., who was 
a soldier of the Revolution; removed with his father in 1796 
to Madison, N. Y.; a tanner by trade; built the first tannery 
in Sheridan, N. Y. (in company with his brother Windsor), where 
settled in 1810. In 1815 built a 40-ton schooner, " Kingbird," 
which ran between Dunkirk and Buffalo, taking out his lumber 
and bringing back merchandise, etc. In his later years he re- 
sided s. p. in Fredonla, N. Y., in retirement. 
iv*Windsor, b. 1 Oct., 1787; d. 25 July, 1835, of the cholera; he 
had taken passage on a boat from Detroit to Dunkirk, N. Y., but 
bad weather intervened and they were carried by the port and 
he died on the passage; was interred in Buffalo in an unknown 
spot; m. about 1812, Marinda Cone of Mayville, N. Y. In 1796 
he removed to Madison with his father and in 1810 he settled in 
Sheridan; when he went there he took a pack of 50-pound 
weight of tools, provisions, etc.; in company with his brother 
Haven he built the first sawmill in the place, but soon sold 
out to Haven; being a carpenter he took a contract to build 
the first building at Mayville, and he built the second sawmill in 
Sheridan. Ch. : 
1 Eliza; 2 Melissa, who m. Harrison Barker; 3 Angeline; 4 
Marcia; 5 Sarah; 6 Squire; 7 Leroy, who d. y.; 8 Samuel, 
who d. y. 
V Lydia, b. 30 Dec, 1789; d. of apoplexy in Sheridan, 18 April, 
1853; moved from Madison to Chautauqua Co. in 1810; m. 
Barnabas Cook in Augusta. Ch. (Cook) : 
1 Nelson"; 2 Emogene; 3 Salinda; 4 Angeline; 5 "Wartus" 
or Lyanda; 6 Haven; 7 Edward; 8 Cynthia. 
vi Jonathan, b. 13 Oct., 1791 ; d. unm., in Mayville, ae. 23. 
vii William, b. 23 Sept., 1793; d. in Sheridan, 28 June, 1829; m. 
Philatheta Farnsworth. Ch.: 
1 Lydia Ann''; 2 Eunice; 3 Jonathan; 4 Edward. 
viii Edmund, b. 15 July, 1796; m. (1) Lucinda Pratt, who d.; m. 
(2) ; res. in Mayville, s. p. 

90 JOHN^, son of Joel* and Mary (Church) Brigham; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 16 April, 1758; died in Chadwick Bay, N. Y,, 

* Vide History of Chautauqua Co., p. 537 



'i46 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

20 Aug., 1828; married^ in 1779-80, Abigail, daughter of James 
and Abigail (Ward)* Williams of Marlboro and Rutland, Vt., 
born 26 Feb., 1764; died, in Chadwiek Bay the next day after her 
husband, and they were interred in one grave at Fredonia, N. Y. 
He was a soldier in the wars of 1775 and 1812. In 1790 he 
moved to Fitzwilliam, N. H., and in 1795 to Madison, N. Y., and 
in 1808 to Chadwiek Bay, where he took up a tract of wild land, 
built a log house and opened a farm. A principal street, leading out 
of Dunkirk village, and first opened by him, bears his name.f He 
was a highly respected and honored citizen. 

Children, the 2 eldest born in Marlboro: 

233 i JohnS b. 7 Oct., 1780. 

234 ii James, b. 6 Nov., 1782. 
2-25 Hi Walter. 

226 iv Nabby, bapt. in Fitzwilliam, 13 March, 1791. 

91 SAMUEL^ son of JoeP and Mary (Church) Brigham, born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 3 Dec, 1760; died 2 March., 1813; in Augusta, 
N. Y.; married Phebe Davis, (dau. of Daniel, a kinsman of Gov. 
John Davis), of Worcester, who married (2) Israel Rice, of Madi- 
son, N. Y.; she died 9 Feb., 1843, ae. 82. He was a farmer, and 
moved, about 1796, to ISIadison, N. Y. 

Children, born in Paxton, Mass.: 
221 i JoeP, b. 12 Sept., 1785. 

ii Samuel, b. ; d. ae. about 17. 

iii Phebe, b. 16 Oct., 1790; d. in Springhill, O., 27 Nov., 1855; m. 
11 Feb., 1811, in Augusta, N. Y., Russell Munn; b. 17 Feb., 
1786; d. Wauseon, O., 35 Nov., 1889. Moved to Springhill, O., 
in 1854. Ch. (Munn), b. in New York: 

1 Asa C.\ b. 26 June, 1813; d. 23 Jan., 1871; m. Florence 
Guthrie. Ch.: i Dr. Allison% res. Crystal Lake, Mich.; ii 
Celia, m. George Stores. 

2 Marshall Davis, b. 22 May, 1816; d. 8 Dec, 1896; m. Elvira 
Guthrie. Ch. : Coralia. 

3 Phebe L., b. 15 May, 1818; d. in Toledo, O., 10 Dec, 1899; m. 
1852, H. B. Williams, who d. in Toledo, 31 Dec, 1892. Ch. 
(WiUiams): Phebe^ b. 29 March, 1855; m. 28 Dec, 1877, S. J. 
Clark, proprietor of a job printing house in Toledo. 

92 CAPT. TILLY^ son of James* and Anna (Rice) Brigham, 
born in Brookfield, Mass., 6 June, 1748; died there, 17 Aug., 1808; 
married Rachel, daughter of Joseph Walker of Brookfield. 

He inherited a third of his father's one thousand acres in Brook- 
field and also the house built 'by James in 1722, which was next 
owned by JoeP. The old house was burned down a few years ago 

* She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Bigelow) Ward, 
t History of Chautauqua Co. 




Gershom^ Brigham House, Westboro, jNIass. 



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Captain Tilly' Brigham House, Brookfield, Mass?""^ — - ^ *-^ 



FIFTH GENERATION 147 

and the place is owned by Joseph^ Brigham. His service in the 
Revolution was a little over 13 mos., beginning June 30, 1778. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 

i Bathsheba', b. 4 Jan., 1782; m. Joseph W. Hamilton; res. in 
Brookfield. Ch. (Hamilton): 
1 Cheney'', who lived in Barre, Mass. 

228 ii Barna, b. 11 Nov., 1784.. l(r^£.J- f^ 
iii Ruth, b. 27 May, 1787; d. about 1813; m. Capt. Benjamin Bar- 'J* -^ ' 

rett; res. Brookfield. Ch. (Barrett), b. there: 

1 Sophia A.\ m. Luther Stowell; res. Brookfield. 

2 Henry P., m. Selura Tuttle; res. W. Brookfield. 

229 iv Joel, b. 2 June, 1790. 

V Lydia, b. 5 March, 1793; m. Proctor Sanford; res. W. Brookfield. 
Ch. (Sanford): 

1 Charles B.\ res. Brookfield. 

2 Harriet A., m. Washington Tufts, who was station agent at B. 
vi Marv, b. 3 Aug., 1796; m. Washington Hamilton; res. James- 

ville^ N. Y. Ch. (Hamilton): 

1 James T.' 

2 George W. 

3 Mary A. 

4 Nancy M. 

vii Fanny, b. 27 Nov., 1798; m. Daniel Holt from Western, now 
Warren, Mass.; res. a retired merchant in New York. Ch. 
(Holt) : 

1 Sarah F.\ m. William A. Cromwell, merchant; res. N. Y. Ch. 
(CromweU): i WiUiam A.», Jr. d.; ii WiUiam A., 3d., d.; 
iii Mary F.; iv Maria A. 

2 Maria A., d. ; m. William P. Bridgman; res., a 

merchant, in N. Y. Ch. (Bridgman): i Daniel H.% d.; ii 
Emily F. 

viii Asenath, b. 19 March, 1801; m. John Hobbs of Brookfield, both d. 
ix Salem, b. 7 Sept., 1803; d. ae. 4. 

93 ELISHA^ son of James* and Anna (Rice) Brigham, born 
in Brookfield, Mass., 6 Jan., 1750; died there, 8 Sept., 1808; mar- 
ried Patience Walker. He inherited one third of the one thousand 
acres which belonged to his father, in Brookfield. He went to war 
from Brookfield, in 1777, and was at the battle of Saratoga; was 
a private in Capt. Asa Danforth's Co. of Vols. 

Children, horn in Brookfield: 

230 i James', b. 22 Feb., 1783. 

231 ii Silvanus, b. 30 July, 1785. 

iii Hannah, b. 16 Dec, 1788; m. Joshua Knights. Ch. (Knights): 
1 Rebecca^, d. 

94 JONATHAN^, son of James* and Anna (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Brookfield, Mass., 22 Oct., 175 — ; died there, Feb., 1841; 
married Sarah Olds, who became the second wife of his cousin 



148 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Jonathan, 89. He inherited one-third of the homestead in Brook- 
field. Was in the Revolution in 1778. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 

i SilasS b. 3 Nov., 1774; d. 31 Jan., 1795; killed by an accident, 
ii Lot, b. 13 April, 1778; m. Sally Worcester, and settled in Ver- 
mont, 
iii Elisha, b. 8 Nov., 1780; d. unm., probably in Richmond, N. H. 
He was very fond of attending auctions and created much amuse- 
ment by his purchases, 
iv Sally, b. 22 Oct., 1783; m. Edward Parker; res. Brookfield. 
V Catherine, b. 11 July, 1787; m. (2) Josiah 6urrows. 

vi Betsey, b. 30 Sept., 1790; m. Wyman; probably res. a 

while with Elisha in Richmond, 
vii William, b. 7 Oct., 1793; d. in Pelham, Mass., ae. 80; m. Harriet 
Hoar; res. in Pelham. Ch. : 

1 George, b. 1 March, 1842; d. 5 Oct., 1887. 

2 Meriva Jane, b. 1844; m. Crosby; res. 1903. Cooley- 

ville, Mass. 



95 *JOHN^, son of John* and Susanna Brigham; born in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., 25 July, 1739; died in Phillipston, Mass., 5 Feb., 
1818; married, 12 March, 1760, Zerviah, daughter of Eleazer and 
Persis (Newton) Rice of Westboro, Mass., born 11 Sept., 1741; 
died in Phillipston, 10 Feb., 1818. According to Morse his father 
gave him half of the Shrewsbury farm. 

Children, the 3 eldest horn in Shrewsbury, the others in Phillipston : 
i Miriam', b. — Dec, 1762. 

ii Eunice, b. 20 March, 1766; d. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 21 June, 
1853, ae. 87; m. 12 Dec, 1787, John Cobleigh, b. 18 Dec, 1762; 
res. in Fitzwilliam. Ch. (Cobleigh), b. there: 

1 John\ b. 21 March, 1789; d. in Fitzwilliam 6 February, 1870. 

2 Amos, b. 18 April, 1790; d. in Fitzwilliam, 19 Feb., 1824. 

3 David, b. 26 July, 1791; d. in Marengo, Mich., 26 May, 1858. 

4 Eunice Brigham, b. 15 Nov., 1792; d. in Bakersfield, Vt., 13 
Sept., 1835. 

5 Chloe, b. 6 Feb., 1801; d. in Bakersfield, 27 April, 1831. 

6 Bathshebah, b. 14 April, 1803; d. in Fitzwilliam, 8 Sept., 1854. 
iii John, b. 26 Dec, 1767; d. ; m. (1) ; m. 

(2) Widow Susan Washburn; he moved to New York State, 
probably to Malone, but no record is there. Ch. (by first wife) : 
1 Eleazer''; 2 John; 3 William. Ch. (by second wife) : 4 Rox- 
anah, d. ae. 4; 5 Julia. 
iv Chloe, b. in Phillipston, Mass., 6 Feb., 1772; d. in Georgia, Vt., 
29 June, 1848; m. 22 Sept., 1793, Israel, son of Benjamin Joslin; 
b. in KiUingly, Conn., 22 Feb., 1770; d. in Georgia, 31 Dec, 1855; 
they res. in Georgia. Ch. (Joslin), b. there: 

* Colonial War Record: Shrewsbury, 1757, Capt. Ward, Train Band. Shrews- 
bury, 1759 se. 19) in Col. Abe Williams' Regt. for invasion of Canada. Shrewsbury, 
Private, 1760, Capt. Maynard's Co. to westward, 8 mos. 21 days. Centinel, Capt. 
Josiah Brown's Troop of Horse, 5 days. 



FIFTH GENERATION 149 

1 Serviah\ b. 13 Sept., 1794; d. in Georgia, 1867. 

2 Israel, b. Aug., 1796; d. 1797. 

3 Abigail, b. 15 Nov., 1797; d. in Georgia, 1847. 

4 Levi, b. 10 Dec, 1799; d. in Oneida, N. Y., 1876; a lawyer. 

5 Israel, b. 8 March, 1802; d. 14 April, 1871; m. Hannah 
Colton. Ch.: i Edward B.«; ii Dana I. (M. D. in St. Louis); 
iii Hannah L. ; iv D wight C. ; v. Mary P.; vi Ellen L.; vii 
John C. ; viii Chas. W., Cairo, lU. ; ix Walter C, Cairo, 111. 

6 Polly, b. 8 May, 1804; d. 11 July, 1823. 

7 Infant, b. 23 March, 1808; d. 1808. 

8 Benjamin Barrett, b. 27 April, 1809; d. 1851; a farmer. 

9 Chloe Priscilla, b. 26 June, 1811; d. 1874. 
10 Charlotte Nelson, b. 18 June, 1817. 

V Susannah, b. 5 Dec, 1776. 

vi Timothy, b. 17 June, 1779; perhaps went to Canada, 
vii Nahum, b. 5 April, 1781 ; perhaps d. y. 
i22 viii Samuel, b. 16 Jan., 1782. 

ix Abigail, m. Josslyn. 

96 SAMUEL®, son of John* and Susanna Brigham; born in 
Shrewsbury, Mass., 1 July, 1741; died there, 28 Feb., 1836; ae. 94; 
married, 1774, Rachel, daughter of Phineas Underwood of West- 
ford, Mass., born, 1746; died 21 Dec., 1810, ae. 64. 

Probably was a private in Capt. Job Cushing's Co. of Minute-men 
which marched on the Lexington Alarm. He was admitted to the 
church in Shrewsbury in 1780. According to Morse he received 
iialf of his father's farm in Shrewsbury, and was sole executor of 
his father's will. 

Child, horn in Shrewsbury : 
iJ33 i John", b. 22 March, 1788. 

97 DAVIDS son of Silas* and Tabitha (Prescott) Brigham; 
born in Lancaster, Mass., 4 April, 1745; died in Shrewsbury, 27 
Sept., 1824, ae. 80; married (1), 21 March, 1766, Mercy, daughter 
of Dea. Benjamin Maynard, who died, with her infant, 10 Nov., 
1766, ae. 22; married (2), 13 Oct., 1768, Martha Chamberlain, of 
Westboro, who died 9 Aug., 1807, ae. 59; married (3), in 1809, 
Hannah Marcy, of Brooklyn, Conn. He settled in Shrewsbury. 
He was in Capt. Ross Wyman's (Artillery) Co., Col. Jonathan 
Ward's Regt., which marched on the Lexington Alarm; in 1777j 
marched on an alarm at Bennington in Capt. John Maynard's Co., 
Col. Job Cushing's Regt. 

Children, born in Shrewsbury : 

234 i Nathaniel*, b. 27 July, 1769. 

235 ii Edmund Trowbridge, b. 9 March, 1771. 

iii Mercy, b. 10 June, 1773; d. 28 Aug., 1776. 
iv Prescott, b. 24 June, 1775; d. 22 Sept., 1776. 

V David, b. 6 Aug., 1777; d. 26 Aug., 1880. 



150 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

236 vi Prescott, bap. 16 April, 1780. 

vii Martha, b. 16 March, 178:3; m. 20 Nov., 1800, Balch Dean, b. 
in Dedham, MaSs., 7 March, 1775; removed to Shrewsbury and d, 
there, 1857. Ch. (Dean): 

1 Elizabeth', b. 31 Dec, 1801; d. s. p. in Worcester, ; 

m. 6 June, 1827, James Harvey Gerald, probably of Wrentham ; 
her mother res. with her. 

237 viii Mercy, b. 21 March, 1784. 

238 ix David, b. 15 Aug., 1786. 

X Ebenezer, b. 28 April, 1789; d. 14 Sept., 1861. Morse tells us 
that in 1814 he emigrated to the west, and in 1828 settled in 
Blue Mounds, Territory of Michigan, now in Dane Co., Wisconsin, 
where he lived until his death; was unm.; had large profits 
from the rise in real estate, and was proprietor of a large tract 
of land; one of the original proprietors of the city of Madison; 
was well known and highly regarded where he lived and labored. 

The Dane County Bar adopted the following resolutions at 
the time of his death: 

" That we regard it as a privilege to bear our testimony in this 
public manner to the unblemished morals, the ardent patriotism, 
the benevolent character and generous heart of our esteemed and 
lamented friend." 
xi Luther, bapt. 10 June, 1791 ; d. 29 Aug., 1793. 

98 LIEUT. LEVI^ son of Col. Levi* and Susanna (Grout) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 26 Aug., 1746; died in Fitz- 
wiUiam, N. H., 26 April, 1821; married 9 July, 1771, Tabitha, 
daughter of Phineas and Prudence Hardy; born in Westboro, 10 
May, 1745; died 26 April, 1818. 

He moved to Fitzwilliam about 1772, in the infancy of the 
country, travelling on foot, packing his provisions, and submitting 
to hardships now unknown to pioneers. He kept a tavern on 
" Brigham Hill," in the east part of Fitzwilliam, and was col- 
lector in 1774 and '86; selectman in 1774, '75, '76, '78 and '81; 
Lieut, of Militia, '75 ; on the Committee of Safety, '78. He held 
nearly every office in the gift of the people from time to time (see 
History of Fitzwilliam) . 

Children, born in Fitzwilliam: 

239 i Lydia", b. 24 Aug., 1772. 

240 ii Joseph, b. 2 June, 1774. 

iii Anna, b. 14 March, 1776; d. 16 March, 1776. 

241 iv Hannah, b. 12 March, 1777. 

242 V Levi, b. 19 Dec, 1778. 

243 vi Tabitha, b. 30 Sept., 1780. 

244 vii Anna, b. 26 April, 1782. 

viii Rufus, b. 22 Nov., 1783; d. 27 May, 1802. 

245 ix Mindwell, b. 11 April, 1785. 

246 X Susannah, b. 3 April, 1790. 



FIFTH GENERATION 151 

99 *HON. ELIJAH^ son of Col. Levi* and Susanna (Grout) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 7 July, 1751; died in Washing- 
ton, D. C, 22 Feb., 1816; married (1), 21 Sept., 1780, Anna 
Sophia,t daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer and Hannah (Breck) 
Parkman, of Westboro; born there, 18 Oct., 1755; died there, 26 
Nov., 1783; married (2) 20 April, 1786, Mrs. Sarah (Lambert) 
Hammock, of Marlboro, widow of Charles; born 26 Feb., 1750; 
died 22 March, 1787; married (3), l6 Dec., 1792, Sarah, daughter 
of Gen. Artemas Ward of Shrewsbury, Mass., (grandson of 5) ; 
born 28 July, 1756; died, his widow, 5 Feb., 1838. 

He graduated from Dartmouth College, A.B., 1778; A.M., Dart- 
mouth and Harvard (ad eum.) , and Yale, 1792; began the study 
of law, but for some reason unknown abandoned it before he was 
admitted to the bar. When he went to college, his father gave him 
a horse, which was all the start he had toward his higher education. 
He settled in Westboro as a merchant with Breck Parkman. Elijah, 
after Mr. Parkman's death, continued to live in the parsonage, 
which is generally called the " Judge Brigham house " ; " built in 
1748. ... It has been much altered and modernized. . . 
Mr. Parkman bought the land which constituted his farm of Nathan 
Brigham of Southboro." He was selectman in 1785, '89, and '96. 
He represented Westboro in the General Court, 1791 and '93; 
served 12 years as a member of the Senate; 2 years as executive 
counsellor, and 16 years as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas 

* " 25 June, 1780. Mr. Elijah Brigham . . . propounded." 

" 9 July, 1780. !Mr. Brigham . . . admitted into ye Church." 

16 July, 1780 . . . Mr. Brigham and Sophy were published for the last 
time. 

"15 Aug., 1780 ... I returned at eve. Mr. Elijah here de die in diem." 

" Sept., 1780 . . . Mr. Elijah Brigham privately spoke to me of his joining 
in Trade with Breck. 

" 7 Sept., 1780 . . . He (]Mr. Wm. Spring of Brimfield) dined with us as did 
Mr. Elijah Brigham (who keeps shop for Breck). 

" 20 Sept., 1780 . . . N. B. Mr. Brigham asked me whether it would suit me 
to have the INIarriage of my Dauter to him to be to-morrow? . . . Sent my Com- 
plements to his Father and Mother, & Request they would come — likewise his 
Brothers and Sisters. He acquainted me with his desire to wait on Squire Baker and 
his Lady with his Invitations to ye wedding; also ye two eldest Dauters. To which 
I consented. My Dauter Cushing rode to Capt. Maynard's to invite him and his 
wife. The Return was that Mrs. Maynard was confined with illness " (she was 
the widow of Dr. Samuel Brigham, before her second marriage"). 

" 21 Sept., 1780. Mrs. Parkman I hope is better. Sophy has unhappily a good 
deal of a cough. I had a most agreeable sight of my children & their Consorts at 
Dinner, viz.: Wm. & Lydia, Mr. Cushing and Sarah, Breck & Suse (born Brigham), 
Sam'l. & Sally & Mr. Brigham with Sophy. To God be Praise and Glory! Towards 
evening according to Invitation, Joseph Baker, Esq. and Lady, Mr. Winslow Brigham 
and Miss Alice Cushing of Shrewsbury, Mr. Hazeltine and Miss Mindwell Brigham, 
Master Fisk and Miss Anna Brigham, and Mr. Josiah Brigham came to wait on ye 
Solemnity of the Marriage of Mr. Elijah Brigham to my Dauter Anna Sophia, which 
was performed; and after ye Covenant, Mr. Cushing prayed. . . . Mrs. P. was 
not able to attend." 

" 22 Sept., 1780. . . . Sam and Breck with their wives wait on ye Bride- 
groom and Bride, to Coll. Brigham." — Parkman Diary. 

t " She also kept a journal in which is frequent mention of Mr. Elijah Brigham, 
but it ends in July, 1778 " — The Hundredth Town. 



152 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

for Worcester County; was a member of Congress from 1810 until 
death. 

Morse paid the following tribute to his character: 
" Of this man I cannot speak in justice to convictions, and escape 
the suspicion of extravagance among strangers, while among his 
acquaintance who survive, nothing would fail of a hearty response 
which I might say commendatory of his social and domestic virtues, 
his commercial integrity and honor, his great common sense and re- 
finement, his patriotism and political integrity; his wisdom and 
benevolence, his fidelity to every official and important trust, and 
his services in the advancement of the moral, civil, and educational 
interests of the community in which he lived. ' Stranger, tread 
lightly at the grave of one such as thou oughtest to be, true to his 
conscience and country ! ' " 

Children {by first wife), born in Westboro: 

i Anna Sophia", b. 26 July, 1781; d. 17 Oct., 1864; m. 9 March, 
1813, Joseph F. Boardman of Boston, Mass., b. 1781; d. 21 
June, 1858. Ch. (Boardman), b. in Boston: 

1 Maria Ann', b. Sept., 1814; d. 31 March, 1870. 

2 Anna Sophia Brigham, b. 27 Jan., 1817; d. 5 Feb., 1863. 
247 ii Elijah, b. 21 April, 1783. 

Child {by second wife) : 

iii SaUy, b. 27 Jan., 1787; d. 26 Feb., 1867; m. 31 Oct., 1821, John, 
son of Dea. Isaac and Mercy (Lawrence) Gregory; b. in Ashby, 
Mass., 20 Jan., 1779; (he m. [1] Sarah Call and had 2 ch.) ; res. 
Charlestown, where d. 14 April, 1853. Ch. (Gregory), b. in 
Charlestown : 
1 Sarah Brigham', b. 18 Sept., 1822; res. in Cambridge, Mass. 
Children (by third wife): * 
S48 iv Ann Maria, b. 14 July, 1794. 

v Sally Sophronia, b. 22 Dec, 1795; d. 3 Dec, 1810. 
vi Dana Ward, b. 9 March, 1797; d. unm., 23 Nov., 1830. 
vii Susanna "Walter, b. 4 May, 1798; d. 24 Dec, 1825. 
viii Catherine Martha, b. 21 Jan., 1801 ; d. in DeWitt, la., 24 July, 1881 ; 
m. 18 Feb., 1830, George Henry, son of Dr. Abraham and 
Charlotte (Hale) Lowe of Lunenburg, Mass.; b. in Ashburnham, 
Mass., 12 May, 1803; d. in DeW., 21 Dec, 1866; was a merchant 
in No. Brookfield, Mass., 1841-56, and served as selectman for 
several years; moved to DeWitt in 1857. Ch. (Lowe), the eldest 
b. in Fitchburg, the others in Ashburnham: 

1 Emma Catherine', b. 4 June, 1834; m. 20 Dec, 1865, Maj. 
Chas. Merrill Nye of DeWitt. Ch. (Nye): i Martha W-S 
b. 15 Dec, 1866; ii George L., b. 3 Aug., 1869; m. Ethelyn 
Webber of Salt Lake City; iii James Brigham, d. y.; iv 
Susanne K., b. 30 July, 1879. 

2 George A., b. 16 May, 1836; d. 4 Jan., 1903; m. 9 Oct., 1866, 
Anna M. Dewing of No. Brookfield, b. 23 March, 1840; a 
merchant in Salt Lake City, U. Ch.: i Catherine A.^ b. 23 
Oct., 1873; ii Alice, d. y. 

3 Susan Brigham, b. 21 March, 1840; res. unm., in DeWitt. 



FIFTH GENERATION 153 

100 SUSAN NA^ daughter of Col. Levi* and Susanna (Grout) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 21 Jan., 1754; died in West- 
boro, Mass., 10 Nov., 1834; married, 9 Jan., 1777, Brack, son of 
the Rev. Ebenezer and Hannah (Breck) Parkman; born 27 Jan., 
1748-49, in Westboro; died in W., 3 Feb., 1825. 

She is described in The Hundredth Town as a rather stately, but 
most gracious lady, alvrays performing kindly deeds, and much 
beloved in the community,* Some years before his marriage, Breck 
opened a store in one end of the little house still standing on South 
Street in Westboro, using the other end for a dwelling place. At 
this time it stood between the parsonage and the church, f He was 
the ancestor of all the Parkmans who remained in Westboro. Elijah 
Brigham, who married Sophy Parkman, went into business with him 
in 1780. There are descendants of Susanna in the 9th and 10th 
generations whom the limits of this work will not permit us to enter. 

Children (Parkman), born in Westboro: 

i Hannah Breck% b. 32 Oct., 1778; d. 6 Sept., 1834; m. 25 June, 
1801, Dr. John Eugene Tyler, b. 10 April, 1766; d. 25 Jan., 1820; 
a physician in Westboro, and later a merchant in Boston. Ch. 
(Tyler) : 

1 Hannah Parkman', b. 25 Sept., 1803; d. 1857; m. Onslow 
Peters. 6 ch. 

2 Susan Brigham, b. July, 1806; d. 9 Nov., 1821. 

3 Anna Sophia, b. 28 Jan., 1809; d. 20 Jan., 1889; m. Dea. 
Christopher Colombus Denny (who m. [1] Susan B. Rock- 
wood') ; he was a merchant of Keene, N. H., and a manfr. 
in Leicester. Ch. (Denny): 2 d. y.; iii Parkman Tyler', b. 
20 Dec, 1851; m. 3 times; grad. Worcester Polytech. Inst.; 
cashier Leicester Nat. Bank to 1904, and treas. Leicester 
Savings Bank, 1890 to present time; 1 son. 

4 Sarah A., b. 11 June, 1811; d. 1875; m. John A. Fayer- 
weather of Westboro. 

* Aug., 1772. Susie Brigham undertakes to make a DuCape for Mrs. Parkman; 
later she made sundry gowns, stayed after meeting, lodged, worked for Sophy and 
Hannah in making new crape gowns. Another time, Breck, nigh evening goes home 
■with Susie Brigham. 

In December: " Miss Susie Brigham here still." A month later, " Susie 
Brigham here with Miss Abbie White, stayed over night." 

In Apr., 1773: " Susie Brigham came last night which makes the ninth 
person beside my own family. So to-day we are thirteen." 

Breck bought a clock at vendue and 3 Sept., 1777, he set it up, and it measured 
the hours for forty-eight years in the " best room " ; it now belongs to Robert Breck 
Denny of Boston. 

t 13 Dec, 1778. " Breck is out of wood. Suse herself and the child, her sister 

Mindwell and Billy Spring came up here to be with us over ye Sabbath 

Breck, his family & Br. Josiah dind here." 14th, " Breck had wood brot. him. 
Suse &c. returned home." 

24th. " Breck and his dine here on a roast Turkey of his providing." 

13 Jan., 1779. " Suse rode to Capt. Maynard's in ye Sleigh and safely, but 
in returning ye Mare took a start, and tore away with Speed from Suse, who had 
got out of the Sleigh, and came home o' foot; but ye mare first, broke ye Sleigh and 
threw out a case of Gin — however broke but one Bottle (which might at this time 

stand at Dollars), but no Mischief done to Life or Limb. The praise to 

God." 

22 June, 1780. " My wife and Suse ride to her Father's and to Capt. Jones'. 
They bring home little Hannah who has been Weaning." — Parkman Diary. 



154 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

5 John B.; 6 Charlotte C; 7 Maria T., all d. young. 
8 {Dr.) John Eugene, b. 9 Dec, 1819; d. 9 March, 1878; m. 
(1) Caroline A. Denny; m. (3) Augusta M. Denny'; at 
the head of McLean Insane Asylum, Somerville, Mass.; later 
a physician in Boston, 
ii Susanna Brigham, b. 13 April, 1781; d. 4 June, 1836; m. 5 
Oct., 1809, Rev. Elisha Roekwood, b. 9 May, 1778; d. June, 1858; 
of Westboro and Swanzey, N. H. Ch. (Roekwood): 

1 Elisha P.\ b. 19 June, 1811; d. 22 Jan., 1838. 

2 William O., b. 12 Feb., 1814; d. 1879; m. 1842, Helen M. 
Moore; res. Indianapolis. 

3 Susan Brigham, b. 1 Oct., 1815; d. 1843; m. (as first wife), 
Christopher C. Denny (who m. [2] Anna S. Tyler). 

4 Hannah A., b. 1 Feb., 1817; m. Dexter Brigham, Jr., 439. 

5 Robert B., b. and d. 1822. 

iii Charles, b. 26 May, 1785; d. 13 Sept., 1834; m. 26 Jan., 1811, 
Joanna P., dau. of Jonathan Fay of Concord, Mass.; b. 27 
Oct., 1784; d. 3 Dec, 1826. Ch.: 

1 Joanna F.\ b. 21 Feb., 1812; m. Dr. Henry H. Rising. 

2 Charles B., b. 13 June, 1813; d. unm., 26 June, 1885, 

3 Mary A., b. 23 Sept., 1814; d. 1836. 

4 Lucy P., b. 16 Aug., 1817; m. Nahum Fisher of W. 

5 Susan B., b. 19 April, 1820; d. 28 June, 1871. 

6 Hannah S., b. 12 Nov., 1822; m. Henry Taft of Lowell. 

7 Samuel, b. 29 Aug., 1824; d. 1845 or '47. 

8 Maria D., b. 17 May, 1826; m. 1 March, 1854, George T. Leach, 
who d.; she res. Dorchester, Mass. 

iv Robert Breck, b. 29 Sept., 1787; d. unm. 
V Anna, b. 31 Dec, 1792; d. 1 Jan., 1807. 
vi Mary Augusta, b. 12 May, 1796; d. 23 Dec, 1812. 
vii Charlotte Sophia, b. 5 Feb., 1800; d. 24 Nov., 1884; m. 13 May, 

1824, George Denny, a merchant of Boston, b. 1 April, 1801 ; d. 

14 Jan., 1852; Prest. Granite Bank of Boston, and treasurer of 

Sullivan R. R. Ch. (Denny): 

1 Augusta M.\ b. 28 Feb., 1825; d. 1899; m. 1852, Dr. John 
Eugene Tyler. 

2 George P., b. 10 Maj% 1826; d. 1885; m. Nancy A. Briggs. 

3 Charles A., b. 13 March, 1828; m. 1860, Jane S. Bigelow. 

4 Charlotte E., b. 7 Feb., 1830; d. unm., 7 Aug., 1854. 

5 Robert Breck, b. 8 Dec, 1832; m. 1856, Valeria K. Titcomb; 
a wool dealer in Boston; owner of the old family clock. 

6 Edward W., b. 12 Nov., 1836; m. Kate Brown. 

7 Dr. James H., b. 2 Nov., 1838; of New York and Boston. 

8 Mary H., b. 20 Sept., 1840. 

9 John A., b. 14 Jan., 1843; d. 3 Feb., 1845. 

101 WINSLOW^ son of Col. Levi* and Susanna (Grout) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, 18 June, 1756; died in Northboro^ 4 Sept., 
1837; married, l6 May, 1781, Alice, daughter of *Col. Job and 

* Col. Job^ Gushing, son of Rev. Job^ and Mary (Prentice) Gushing of Shrews- 
bury; born 1728; d. 1808; m. 1752; Rev. Job* Gushing, was b. 1694; H. G., 1714; m. 
1727, d. 1760. He was a son of Matthew^ and Jael (Jacobs) Gushing of Hingham. 
Mathew' Gushing, son of Daniel- and Lydia (Oilman) Gushing of Hingham, was b. 
1660; m. 1683; d. 1715. Daniel^ Gushing, son of Mathew^ and Nazareth (Pitcher) 
Gushing, was b. 1619, in Hingham, Eng. ; came to New England in 1638 with his 
father and mother; m. 1645; d. 1699. Mathew^ Gushing, b. 1588, m. Nazareth 
Pitcher in 1619; came to America in Ship Diligent, with wife and 5 children; settled 
in Hingham, and d. there in 1660. 



FIFTH GENERATION 155 

Lucy (Stone) Gushing of Shrewsbury, and grand-daughter of the 
Rev, Job Gushing, of Shrewsbury; she was born in Shrewsbury, 
23 Feb., 1757; died in Northboro, 7 Feb., 1847. 

He was a farmer and resided in the south-east corner of North- 
boro. He served six years as selectman. He was a private in Gapt. 
Silas Gates' Go., Gol. Ward's Regt.; enlisted 4 Dec, 1775; on 
muster list of Gaptain Timothy Brigham's Go., Gol. Gushing's Regt., 
SO Jan., 1776; also Gapt. Ebenezer Belknap's Go. and Gapt. Nathan 
Fisher's Go., Gol. Wade's Regt. Service in No. Kingston, R. I., 
from 23 June, 1778-1 Jan., 1779; also on muster roll, Jan.-Nov., 
1778. 

Children, born in Northboro: 

i Emery Gushing", b. 22 Sept., 1782; d. 13 March, 1783. 
ii Emery, b. 5 Jan., 1784; d. 21 Feb., 1785. 

249 iii Nathaniel, b. 7 Oct., 1785. 

250 iv Alice, b. 11 March, 1787. 

251 v Josiah, b. 1 Sept., 1788. 

252 vi Lucy Gushing, b. 27 Sept., 1789. 

vii Nancy, b. 1 Oct., 1791; d. 11 May, 1792. 

viii Nancy, b. 2 Dec, 1792; m. 1 Feb., 1839, Maj. Eli Prouty of 
Spencer; d. s. p. 2 Oct., 1877. 
ix Emery, b. 15 April, 1794; d. 26 Jan., 1820; m. Lucy Glaflin Gor- 
bett, 6 Oct., 1818; no issue. 
X Mindwell, b. 5 May, 1796; m. Abr. M. Brigham, 1812; d. 1 Jan. 1870. 
xi Winslow, b. 11 Dec, 1797; d. unm. 5 Dec, 1818, in Quincy, Mass. 
xii Lydia Gushing, b. 11 Aug., 1799; d. 17 March, 1837, in Worcester, 
Mass.; m. Thos. T. Farnsworth, 1820; res. Worcester; no issue. 

102 MARTHA^ daughter of Gapt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 1 Nov., 1746; married, 19 Jan., 
1768, Gapt. John, son of Gapt. Stephen Maynard (whose second 
wife was Widow Anna [Gott] Brigham), born in Westboro, 1743. 
He moved to Shrewsbury, Mass., 1771; Representative, 1781. 

Children (Maynard), the eldest born in Westboro, others in Shrewsbury: 
i Martha^ b. 23 Nov., 1769; ra. 1785, Fred K. Grosby. 
ii Josiah, b. 18 Sept., 1771; d. Barnard, Vt., 1796. 
iii John, b. 5 Oct., 1773; d. in Bakersfield, Vt., 1816. 
iv Edward, b. 25 April, 1775; moved to Bakersfield. 
v Antipas, b. 6 April, 1777; res. Waltham, Mass. 
vi Hepsibah, b. 12 March, 1779; m. Elijah Hardy of Westboro. 
vii William, b. 20 Sept., 1781. 

103 GAPT. JONAS% son of Gapt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 29 Oct., 1748; died in Bakers- 
field, Vt., in 1826; married (1), published 26 Jan., 1771, Anna 
Draper of Watertown; who died in 1802; married (2), 10 Nov., 
1810, Polly Wyman. 



156 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

He settled first in North Brookfield, Mass. In 1774 he was a 
Minute Man, and marched at the time of the Lexington Alarm as 
a Sergeant. He was Lieut, from Brookfield in 1777, and was in 
the battle of Saratoga. His commission as Capt. of the Mass. 
militia was signed by John Hancock, 1 July, 1781. 

He moved to Baker sfield and was very prominent in all the aflPairs 
of the town, and was the first elected Representative to the General 
Assembly. The second year there was no election but he was 
elected for 17 consecutive years thereafter. On the division of the 
town he fell within the limits of Enosburg, where he was moderator 
in 1797. 

Children, born in North Brookfield, except the youngest born in Bakers- 
field: 

253 i MichaeP, b. 2 March, 1772, 

254 ii EU, b. 14 Dec, 1774. 

iii Hannah, b. 7 July 1776; m. Col. HoUey Taylor; res. St. Albans, 

Vt.; d. s. p., over 70. 
iv Sally, b. 7 Dec, 1778; d. unm. 
v Patty, b. 27 April, 1780. 

255 vi Jonas, b. 14 March, 1782. 

256 vli Luther, b. 15 May, 1785. 

257 viii Asa, b. 1786. 

ix Betsey, b. 1788; d. y. 

258 X Cheney, b. 22 April, 1793. 

104 EDWARD^ son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) Brig- 
ham; born 21 May, 1754, in Westboro; died 5 May, 1838; married, 
30 Sept., 1779, Sally Miller.* He was in the Revolutionary War. 
He was a private in Capt. Edmund Brigham's Co. of Minute Men 
which marched on the Lexington Alarm; also was sergeant in 1775- 
1776, and in service at Dorchester and New York. He may have 
been out in 1780-'81 also. Moved to Milton, Vt., and was a member 
of the First Church in that place. 

Children: 

i William', b. about 1780. 
259 ii Edward, b. 1782. 
iii Baker, b. 1786. 

iv Lorin, b. 1788; father of Elon', b. 1822. 
v Miller, b. 1793. 

105 BARNABAS^ son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 29 March, 1756; died in North 
Brookfield, Mass., 30 Jan., 1817; married, 28 Feb., 1790, Eunice 
Mandell, of Barre, Mass. 

He was a private in Capt. Edmund Brigham's Co. of Minute-men, 

•",0 Sept., 1770. Returned at eve. I marryed Mr. Edward Brigham to Miss 
Sally Miller, heretofore of . . . The Fee given was $20 . . . -Parkman 
Diary. 



FIFTH GENERATION 157 

Maj. Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 

1775. He was in Capt. Todd's Company, Col. Craft's Regiment 
of Artillery, from North Brookfield, from February 1 to May 8, 

1776. He settled in North Brookfield (see Hist, of that town). 

Children, born in North Brookfield: 

i Henry% was a good scholar and entered college, but did not grad. 
260 ii Otis, b. 2 July, 1795. 
iii Nancy, b. . 



106 ANTIPAS^ son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, 15 March, 1758; died in Schoharie, 
N. Y., about 1840; married (1), 24 Jan., 1780*, Hepsibah% daugh- 
ter of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lyscom) Brigham (181); born 
29 July, 1760; died 11 March, 1789; (2), Lydia, daughter of Joseph 
and Mary (Reed) Cutler, born in Warren, Mass., 2 Dec, 1769; 
died 16 Jan., 1798; (3), 7 April, 1799, Julia Whitney, of North- 
boro; (4), Mary Hall. He moved to St. Albans, Vt. He was 
probably a private in Capt. Edmund Brigham's company, which 
marched Aug. 21, 1777, to re-inforce the Northern Army; proceeded 
to Hadley and there counter-ordered. 

Children (by first wife) : 

i Nahum*, b. 8 April, 1781, and no further reported, 
ii William, b. 24 Dec, 1782. 
iii Nelly, b. 2 July, 1784. 
iv Antipas, b. 4 March, 1786. 
V Hepsibah, b. 11 Jan., 1788. 
vi Persis, b. 9 March, 1789. 
Children (by second wife) : 

vii Rensselaer, b. 2 Aug., 1791; was deaf and dumb. 

viii Lydia, b. ; m. Aaron Bliss of "Warren. 

ix Mary, b. 7 July, 1*796; 1. unm., at Hardwick, N. Y. 

* The winter of 1779-80 was very cold and much snow fell. On the 29th of 
Dec, 1779, Mr. Parkman records: 

" A very dismal morning. Storm continues till about nonn. Snowbanks very 
high, one nigh my saddle-house 6 feet high. Roads blocked up . . . My son 
Breck had also designed to go in a double sleigh to Ashburnham, but no Team nor 
Sleigh can stir. How wonderful are the Works of ye Great God! " 

On the 30th he records: 

" I keep close to my Study, tho Mr. Antipas Brigham had requested me to go 
to Capt. Edmund's to marry him. But nobody disturbs me. . . . Enough to do to 
keep warm." 

24 Jan., 1780. "An urgent message from Mr. Antipas Brigham to go to Capt. 
Edmund Brigham's with request to marry him. I went, but with great Difficulty, by 
reason of ye deep snow. My sons Breck and Elias drew me on a light sled as far 
as Mr. Haskill's, nigh which a number of young men, Brighams, accompanied me 
on foot to ye House, where I performed ye Solemnity. After ye Supper they brot 
me to Mr. Gale's, who kindly obliged me to locate there." — Parkman Diary. 

" The tradition of Mr. Parkman's ride to the wedding is still preserved in 
the Brigham family, with some of the incidents of the trip — that the old minister 
lost his wig, and the racketmen were at no small trouble to recover it; but all 
finally ended well." — The Hundredth Town, 



158 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

107 DR. DANIEL^ son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., on the old David Brigham home- 
stead, 12 June, 1760; died in Marlboro, Mass., 12 June, 1837; 
married Anna, daughter of Abram Munroe of Northboro, Mass., 
born there, 22 July, 1766; died 9 April, 1850. 

He studied medicine in Harvard College. Entered the Revolu- 
tionary Army as surgeon's mate and was at West Point when Maj. 
Andre was captured; after the war he was surgeon in the Fifth 
Regt. of Mass. Militia. He practiced medicine in Northboro, then 
in Berlin, about 1800, and about 1826 in Marlboro, where he resided 
on the farm on Brigham. St., occupied now by Addington M. Brig- 
ham. His high rank in his profession is indicated by the distance 
he was often called to go in cases of consultation. Many of his 
surgical instruments are now in the possession of his grandson, 
Addington. 

Children, born in Northboro: 

i Persis Baker^ b. 26 April, 1784; d. 1808. 

261 ii Barnabas, b. 14 April, 1786. 

262 iii Daniel, b. 27 Jan., 1788. 

iv Anna, b. 8 Aug., 1790; m. Capt. Prentice Keyes; res. North- 
boro. 

263 V Lois, b. 14 April, 1793. 

264 vi Abraham Munroe, b. 25 March, 1796. 

108 DAVID^ son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, 31 March, 1762; died , 1851; 

married, 21 Feb., 1787, Lucy Harrington of Westboro, sister of 
Lawyer Nahum Harrington; born 17 Sept., 1765; died 13 Aug., 
1846. She was a very superior woman. He settled on a part of 
the extensive homestead of his grandfather, David, and resided near 
the present Insane Asylum. At his home were held many friendly 
meetings of his descendants and others of the Brigham race, pre- 
cursors of the Brigham Family Association. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

265 i Otis% b. , 1788. 

ii Elmer, b. , 1790; d. 1796. 

iii Arethusa, b. 2 Oct., 1792; m. 29 Jan., 1821, Rev. John Milton, 
son of Dea. Reuben Putnam; b. in Sutton, Mass., 26 Feb., 1794, 
and d. at Yarmouth, Me., 19 Sept., 1861; educated at Brown Univ.; 
settled in Dunbarton, N. H. Ch. (Putnam), b. in Dunbarton: 

1 Jane Brighani', b. 19 Nov., 1821; d. 11 Sept., 1824. 

2 Carleton Elliott, b. 21 July, 1823; d. 29 Aug., 1824. 

3 Milton A., b. 13 June, 1825; d. 25 Aug., 1826. 

4 Antoinette M., b. 12 Oct., 1827; d. 7 Aug., 1828. 

5 Antoinette B., b. 17 May, 1829. 

6 Henry M., b. 10 June, 1831. 

7 Georfje A., h. 7 Aug., 1833; d. 1 March, 1834. 

8 George A., h. S May, 1835. 



FIFTH GENERATION 159 

366 iv David, b. 2 Sept., 1794. 

V Hannah, b. 2 Oct., 1T96; d. 20 May, 1889; m. 11 Dec, 1829, 
Silas Paine of Randolph, Mass. Ch. (Paine) : 

1 Silas B.\ d. 

2 Nancy, m. Wm. Johnson of St. Louis, Mo. 

3 Silas H. 

267 vl Elmer, b. 8 Sept., 1798. 

268 vii HoUoway, b. 2 Sept., 1801. 

viii Lucy Harrington, b. 1805; d. 11 Oct., 1887; m. 5 March, 1835, 
Benj. Pond, M. D., who d. 7 June, 1857; res. Westboro. Ch. 
(Pond): 

1 Alfred', b. 1 March, 1836; d. 3 Nov., 1856. 

2 Lucy Gale, b. 16 April, 1839; res. 1903, Westboro; was long 
a teacher. 

ix Martha, b. 1808; d. 6 May, 1886; m. 26 Dec, 1832, Harrison O., 
son of Otis Fay; b. 20 Jan., 1807; res. Westboro. Ch. (Fay): 
1 Albert EJ, b. 11 Aug., 1835; d. 23 June, 1890; m. Amelia A. 
. Ch.: i Mattie*; ii Lucy, both d. y. 

109 JOSEPH% son of Capt. Jonas* and Persis (Baker) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 20 April, 1766; died 29 Dec, 1837; 
married Lucy Warren, born 23 Aug., 1769; died 15 June, 1856. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i LowelP, b. 19 Dec, 1790; d. unm., 20 Nov., 1849. 
ii Harriet, b. 19 Sept., 1795; d. 11 July, 1868; m. 26 Oct., 1826, 
William F. Stone, b. in Saxonville, Mass., 10 April, 1784; d. in 
Cambridge, Mass., 26 March, 1857; he was Register of Deeds 
for Middlesex Co., 1821-1845. Ch. (Stone) : 

1 William L.\ b. 1829; d. unm., 1857. 

2 Mary W., b. 1833; d. 1899; m. 1880, Calvin Dimick of Cam- 
bridge. 

3 Harriet B., b. 1835; d. unm., 1858. 

4 Olyntlms B., b. 3 April, 1838; res. Westboro, unm. 

110 ALPHEUS% son of Major Asa* and Mary (Newton) 
Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 30 April, 1746; died in 
Jaffrey, N. H., about 1826; married, 1764, Lydia Green, of 
Westboro, who was killed about 1830, " frozen to death " in in- 
human quarters " provided " by her son-in-law, Foster, who had 
been deeded the farm by her husband, Alpheus, in consideration 
of the care to be bestowed upon them in their old age. 

He was settled in Jaffrey, N. H., by 1775, " Lot 4, Range 10." 
Was in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. Abijah Smith's Co., for 
New York, mustered 21 Sept., 1776; was a prominent man and held 
many town offices and was on many important committees; was 
" deer-reeve " there in 1775. 

Children, born in Shrewsbury, except the 2 youngest, born in Jaffrey: 
1 Asaph% b. 2 June, 1765. 
ii Wright, b. 23 June, 1768. 

269 iii Sylvanus, b. 10 Feb., 1771. 



160 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

270 iv Abel, b. 31 July, 1773. 

V Joseph, b. 2 May, 1777; d. ; m. 30 May, 1796, 

Polly, dau. of Thos. and Sarah (Bigelow) Button of Jaffrey; 
b. 18 Aug., 1779; she m. (2) David Wilkins, and d. in Greenfield, 
2 Feb., 1830. Joseph moved West, 
vi Lydia, b. 12 April, 1782; d. 21 May, 1859; m. 7 June, 1807, 
Jedediah Foster of Jaffrey, who lived on her father's farm until 
1836, when he left town. "Ch.: Alpheus', d. 1819, ae. 10. 

111 MOLLY^ daughter of Major Asa^ and Mary (Newton) 
Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 10 March, 1748; died in 
Fitzwilliam, N. H., 23 Nov., 1822; married, 5 June, 1778, Benjamin 
Davison, who was at Fitzwilliam by 1767; died there, 25 April, 
1820, 86. 76. 

Children (Davison), born in Fitzwilliam: 

i MindwelP, b. 1 March, 1778; d. 18 Oct., 1849; m. Richard 

Gleason, who d. s. p., in F., 1843, ae. 70. 
ii Molly, b. 2 June, 1780; m. 8 May, 1806, Nathan Winch, b. 1781; 
d. 1851, in Troy, N. H. Ch. (Winch): 
1' Nathan' ; 2 Mary; 3 Arethusa; 4 Calvin. 
iii Sylvene^ b. 23 Dec, 1781; d. 8 March, 1851; m. 21 Feb., 1811, 
Aaron Townsend, b. 1779; d. 1854. Ch. (Townsend) : 
1 {Rev.) Luther''; 2 Aaron. 
iv Asenath, b. 4 April, 1785; d. s. p., 11 Feb., 1858; m. Nathan 

Winch of Troy (husband of Molly), 
v Arethusa, b. 26 Feb., 1787; d. unm., 12 April, 1811. 
vi Benjamin, b. 5 March, 1789; d. 20 Sept., 1860; m. (1) Abigail 
Marshall of Jaffrey, N. H.; m. (2) Nancy Colburn of Rindge, 
N. H. Ch., by first wife: 

1 Abigair, m. (1) Daniel Prescott; m. (2) Dea. Oren Brooks. 

2 Benjamin Brigham, b. 22 Sept., 1818; d. 16 Nov., 1861; m. 
Almira Pierce of JaflFrey. Ch., by second wife: Five, all of 
whom d. J. 

112 LEONARD^ son of Major Asa* and Mary (Newton) 
Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 7 May, 1750; died in JNIilton, 
Vt., 1 Jan., 1821; married (1), Mary, daughter of Capt. Silas 
Wetherby; who died in Walpole, N. H., Jan., 1777; married (2), 
in 1780, Abigail Forbush, of Walpole, who died in 1832. 

He resided in Walpole, N. H., and moved to Milton, Vt. Him- 
self and wife were original members of the First Church of Milton. 
Was in the Revolutionary War, from Fitzwilliam, N. H., in the 
" Ti" army; Corporal, in 1775. 

Children (by first wife), born in Walpole, N. H.: 

i Luther% b. Oct., 1775; d. about 1840, s. p., in Canada, 
ii Infant, d. y. 
Children (by second wife), born in Walpole, except the last 3 born in 
Milton : *» 

271 iii Asa, b. 18 June, 1781. 

iv Calvin, b. , 1782; d. in Milton, 1803. 

v Leonard, b. 1784; d. ae. 11. 



FIFTH GENERATION l6l 

272 vi Rufus, b. 9 Feb., 1T86. 

273 vii Jonathan, b. 23 Oct., 1788. 

viii Nabby, b. Oct., 1789; d. ; m. (1) 1812, Moses 

Stratton of Milton, Vt., who d. in Malone, N. Y., in 1836; m. 
(2) in 1838, Judson Tyler of Hartford, O., who d. in Filmore, 
Minn., in 1855. Ch. (Stratton) : 
1 Amanda'; 2 Selona; 3 Arvin; 4 Harriet; 5 Hiram. 

274 ix Silas, b. Oct., 1791. 

X Lois, b. Aug., 1793; m. 1816, Eben Saxton of Croton, O. ; had 

9 ch.: 2 daus. were Calista' and Charlana. 
xi Polly, b. April, 1796; m. in 1829, Henry Bliss of Croton, O,, 

who d. in 1853. Ch. (Bliss): Hiram' of Croton. 
xii Leonard, b. 1798; d. probably s. p., 1827; m. 1825, Roxy Taylor. 

275 xlii Hiram, b. Nov., 1800. 

113 CAPT. STEPHEN^ son of Major Asa* and Mary (New- 
ton) Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 13 May, 1754; died in 
Vernon, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1849; married, 1 Feb., 1781, Sarah, 
daughter of Joshua and Betty (Bent) Harrington; born in Fitz- 
william, N. H., 14 Jan., 1754; died 15 November, 1841. 

He early moved to Fitzwilliam, and thence in 1790 to Whites- 
town, N. Y,, and thence, about 1812, to Vernon, N. Y. Was in the 
Revolutionary War, at Bunker Hill under Capt. Whitcomb. Was 
selectman in 1789- Was a very pious church member. 

Children, the first 6 born in Fitzwilliam,, the 2 last in Whitestown: 

276 i Sullivan% b. 29 Dec, 1781. 

277 ii Stephen, b. 11 April, 1783. 

iii Arethusa, b. 19 March, 1785; d. 28 Aug., 1794, 

iv Polly, b. 18 Aug., 1786; m. at Westmoreland, N. Y., 25 Jan., 
1810, Barney Spalding (son of Uriah), b. Rutland, N. Y., 21 
March, 1782; d. there, 7 Dec, 1866; a farmer. Ch. (Spaulding), 
b. in Pinckney, N. Y. 
1 Darrein', b. 18 March, 1812; d. 1 April, 1844; m. Cynthia Ann 
Wheeler of Henderson, N. Y. Ch.: Delia^ m. Newell Mathews 
of Watertown, N. Y. 
V Sally, b. 24 April, 1788; d. 20 Juh', 1818, in Denmark, N. Y.; 
m. 31 March, 1814, Ebenezer Cheever. 

278 vi John, b. 24 March, 1790. 

vii Lucinda, b. 8 May, 1792; d. 26 Aug., 1794. 
viii Electa, b. 3 March, 1794; d. in Utica, N. Y., 1883; m. 13 Jan., 

1814, Leonard Moore of Union, Ct., who moved to Utica, Ch. 

(Moore), b. in Utica: 

1 Alexander Hanson', d. in U., 9 April, 1852; of firm of Dibble, 
Work & Moore, N. Y. City. Ch.: Horatio^ of Utica. 

2 Lansing C, d. 1873; m. S. M. Dempsey; res. N. Y. City. 
Ch.: William' (d) ; Frederick L., unm., a broker in N. Y. 
City. 

3 Electa Brigham,, b. 25 Aug., 1825; res. unm., in Utica. 

114 ELIZABETH% daughter of Maj. Asa* and Mary (New- 
ton) Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 26 Sept., 1756; died 
15 Feb., 1823; married, 21 Nov., 1780, Joshua Harrington, Jr., 



162 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

born in Framingham, Mass., 13 Sept., 1755; died in Fitzwilliam, 
N. H., 20 Sept., 1834. She moved to Fitzwilliam with her father; 
her husband inherited a mill from his father, which, in turn, he left 
to his sons, Joshua and Elijah. For further details of this family, 
see Hist, of Troy. N. H. 

Children (Harrington), born in Fitzwilliam: 

i Anna', b. 29 June, 1781; d. 16 Feb., 1857; m. William Marshall 

of Troy, N. H. 
ii Daniel, b. 15 Dec, 1782; moved to Vt., where he d.; m. 24 
Jan., 1809, Mary, dau. of Jesse Forristall of F.; b. 11 April, 
1786; d. in Fitz., 23 June, 1819. 
iii Betsey, b. 18 April, 1784; m. 10 Jan., 1805, Asa, son of Abijah 

Stowell; moved West, 
iv Joshua, b. 29 Sept., 1785; m. (1) NeUy Gates of Dublin, N. H.; 
m. (2) Ruth Hall; in 1820 moved to Alstead, N. H., and then 
to Pitts ford, N. Y. Ch.: 
1 Sally'; 2 Lyman; 3 Eleanor; 4 Joshua; 5 Leonard Brig- 
ham, b. 1818; m. Eunice Grant of Lyme, N. H.; 6 Charles; 
7 Lucy A.; 8 George F.; 9 Mary J. 
V Elijah, b. 23 April, 1787; d. 15 May, 1870; m. (1) 1 Feb., 1810, 
Prudence Newell, who d. 3 June, 1827; m. (2) Mrs. Tabitha 
Tolman. Ch.: 
1 Nelson'; 2 John; 3 Alonzo Brigham; 4 Daniel; 5 Patty; « 
Elizabeth; 7 Jacob Newell; 8 Arbee Reed; 9 Frances E.; 
the last two d. y. 
vi Sally, b. 17 June, 1789; d. 1 Feb., 1800. 
vii PoUy, b. 12 June, 1791 ; d. 1833. 
viii Lyman, b. 2 March., 1794; d. 1800. 

115 JOSIAH NEWTON^ son of Major Asa* and Mary (New- 
ton) Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 30 March, 1765; died 

• ; married (1), in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 14 Feb., 1793, Sarah, 

daughter of David and Sarah (Fisher) Perry; born l6 May, 1774; 
died 3 May, 1803; married (2), Mary Alsworth, from Ellington, 
Conn., who died in 1827. He moved to Hartwick, N. Y. 

Children (by first wife), born in Hartwick: 

279 i Elijah', b. 1790. 

ii Josiah, 1 . . j „ 
... c, 1, ytwms, d. unm. 
in Sally, J 

iv Marv, d. unm., in Dryden, N. Y., 186 — . 

280 V David, b. 27 Oct., 1799. 

281 vi Perrv, b. 17 April, 1801. 

vii Phebe, m. (1) Carpenter; m. (2) Harding; 

res. s. p., in Cortland, N. Y. 
Children (by second wife), born in Hartwick: 
viii Rebecca, d. unm., 1861, in Whitestown, N. Y. 

ix Lucinda, m. Butler. Ch.: 

1 Lucinda E. 
X Electa, d. unm, 1863, in Whitestown, N. Y. 

116 SARAH% daughter of Joseph* and Comfort (Bigelow) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 13 May, 1731 ; died before 1791 ; 
married, 4 June, 1755, Dea. Benjamin, son of Joseph and Thank- 



FIFTH GENERATION 163 

ful (Barrett) Tayntor; born in Marlboro, 3 Jan., 1733; died in 
Worcester, N. Y., 1798. They lived in Woodstock, Conn., Shrews- 
bury, and Princeton, Mass. He was in the Revolution. 

Children (Tayntor), the two elder born in Woodstock, the third in 
Shrewsbury, and the rest in Princeton: 

i Sarah', b. 12 March, 1756; m. Ebenezer, son of Elijah and Huldah 
(Keyes) Rice of Holden, Mass.; (his second wife was Ruth 
Eveleth of Stow); settled in Hubbardston. Ch. (Rice): 
1 Rollin'; 2 Ebenezer; 3 Sarah, who moved to Illinois. 
ii Miriam, b. 28 April, 1758; m. 1787, Stephen Potter of Marlboro, 
iii Anna Sophia, b. 19 June, 1760; m. 1786, Cyrus Kingsbury of 
Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Kingsbury) : 
1 Cyrus''. 
iv Lucy, b. 30 Oct., 1761-; m. Abel Hubbard of Holden; moved to 

Putney, Vt.; had 9 ch. 
V Lucretia, b. 30 Oct., 1763; d. y. 
vi Joseph, b. 2 Nov., 1765; d. y. 
vii Electa, b. 28 July, 1767; d. y. 
viii Patty, m. John Perry of Holden. 
ix Benjamin, b. 1768; d. in Russia, N. Y., 1835; m. Dinah Houghton 
of Worcester, N. Y. Ch.: 
1 Benjamin'; 2 Sarah; 3 Olive; 4 Cyrus; 5 Lavina; 6 Mary; 
7 Jonah; 8 Phileta. 
X Joseph, b. 6 July, 1775; d. in Lebanon, N. Y., 1847; m. Abigail 
Fuller. Ch.: 
1 AbigaiV ; 2 (Dea.) Joseph; 3 Patty; 4 {Rev.) Orasmus; 5 
Lucy; 6 Ira; 7 Erasmus; 8 Cyrus; 9 Rufus. 

117 LAVINAH^, daughter of Joseph* and Comfort (Bigelow) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 10 July, 1733; died Aug., 1784; 
married, 12 April, 1757, Thaddeus, son of Joseph and Ruth (Brig- 
ham) Howe (31); born in Marlboro, 30 May, 1733; (he married 
[2] Mrs. Prudence Holman, who died, s. p., 1831); he died 18 
March, 1799. 

Children (Howe), born in Marlboro: 

i Susanna", b. 22 Jime, 1758; d. April, 1837; m. 2 Nov., 1778, 
Gershom Rice, Jr., b. in Marlboro, 3 July, 1755; d. April, 1837. 
Ch. (Rice): 

1 Stephen'; 2 Anna; 3 Susanna; 4 Mary ; 5 Henry. 
ii Nanne, b. 15 Feb., 1760; d. 3 Nov., 1814; m. 11 July, 1781, 
Jonas Morse, b. in Marlboro, 29 Nov., 1759; d. 1799; she was his 
2d wife. Ch. (Morse): 
1 John WJ ; 2 Nancy; 3 Henry; 4 Willard. 
iii Jonah, b. 22 Feb., 1762; d. 8 Dec, 1834; m. (1) 8 March., 1792, 
Betty Cranston, who A: 1806; m. (2) 15 June, 1806, Mrs. Catherine 
(Howe) Wheeler, who d. 4 Jan., 1851, ae. 81. Ch.: 
1 Lovina'; 2 Betsey; 3 Lydia; 4 Martha; 5 Thaddeus, m. Char- 
lotte Brigham, 390; 6 Lyman; 7 Rufus; 8 Diana; 9 Crans- 
ton; 10 Dexter; 11 Freeman. 
Iv WilHam, b. 4 Dec, 1764; d. 21 July, 1820; m. 27 Sept., 1785, 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Stowe; b. in Marlboro, 12 Sept., 1767; 
d. 3 June, 1835. Ch.: 
1 JoeV ; 2 William; 3 Elizabeth; 4 Sarah. 



164 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

V Lovina, b. 23 March, 1767; d. 17 July, 1851; m. 11 June, 1787, 
Moses, son of Samuel Sherman; b. in Marlboro, 28 June, 1761; 
d. 28 June, 1833. 

vi Aaron, b. 15 May, 1770; m. Sarah Dana of Oxford, Mass.; 

moved to Lunenburg, Vt. 
vii Martha, b. 5 Feb., 1773; d. 22 July, 1848; m. 9 March, 1796, 
Francis Barnard (son of Joel; des. from Robert of Andover) ; 
b. in Marlboro, 18 Dec, 1768; d. 28 Dec, 1858. Ch. (Barnard): 
1 Elizabeth'; 2 Loring; 3 George; 4 Daniel; 5 Mary; 6 Wil- 
liam; 7 Edward. 
viii Stephen, b. 10 Aug., 1776; d. j. 

118 STEPHEN^ son of Joseph* and Comfort (Bigelow) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 15 Oct., 1741; died about 1811; 

married (1), 1764, Jemima Snow; married (2), Wilder. 

He moved to Shrewsbury, thence to West Boylston, Mass. Prob- 
ably was a private in Capt. Maynard's Co., Col. Cushing's Regt., 
which marched on alarm at Bennington, in 1777; discharged after 
3 days' service. 

Children {by first wife), horn in Shretosbury : 
i Martha^ b. 9 Sept., 1766; d. 23 May, 1784. 

282 ii Edmund, b. 29 Sept., 1769. 

iii Sarah, b. 21 Feb., 1772; m. Gershom Flagg of Boylston. 

283 iv Jabez, b. 28 Aug., 1775. 

V Dolly, b. 10 July, 1777; d. 1782. 

284 vi Stephen, b. 21 Sept., 1779. 

vii Dolly, b. 20 Dec, 1783; d. s. p., 10 Jan., 1858; m. (1) Rev. 
Reuben Ball; m. (2) Jas. Libby of Bridgton, Me. 
Children (probably by second wife) : 

285 viii Levi, b. 8 June, 1787. 

ix Lucinda, b. ; m. Simon Plympton of W. Boylston; d, 

s. p. 

119 LIEUT. JOSEPH^ son of Joseph* and Comfort (Bige- 
low) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 27 Sept., 1743; died 
25 Aug., 1810; married Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Zeruiah 
(Eager) Barnes, who died 23 May, 1784, as. 41 yrs., 38 days. 

He resided in Northboro, Mass., and was selectman] in 1799 and 
1801; Justice of the Peace, 1804. Marched on the Lexington 
Alarm in Capt. William Brigham's Co. ; was 2d Lieut, in Capt, 
Paul Brigham's Co., commissioned 5 Sept., 1776, and performed 
other service. Commission is preserved by Miss Martha L. Ames, 
his descendant. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

286 i Lydia^ b. 16 Aug., 1766. 

ii Lucy, b. in Marlboro, 31 Dec, 1771; d. June, 1855; m. 1791, 
Samuel R. Rice. Ch. (Rice): 
1 Lucy''; 2 Patty; 3 Lydia; 4 Edmund; 5 Ashley; 6 Elvira; 
7 Serena; 8 Wheeler. 

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120 DR. GERSHOaP, son of Gershom* and Mary (Lee) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 15 Oct., 1747; married in 1772 (in- 
tentions, June 6), Esther Belknap, who died Oct., 1801. He 
practiced medicine in Westboro and also several years in Fitzwil- 
liam, N. H., where he was the first doctor and held town offices. He 
was in Westboro in 1780.* 

Children, the 4 elder born in Fitzwilliam; the twins and probably 
Nathaniel and Josiah in Westboro : 

i Sally', bapt. 16 June, 1T76; m. 3 June, 1793, Silas, son of John 
Witherby; b. in Westboro, 20 Feb., 1769. Ch. (Witherby), b. 
in Westboro: 
1 Man/, b. 1796; 2 Jeremiah, b. 1798; res. in Boston; 3 Joel, 
b. 1800; res. N. Y.; 4 Jesse Brigham, b. 1807; res. N. Y.; 5 
Esther Louisa, b. 1810. 
ii Joseph Warren, bapt. 5 May, 1776; d. y. 

iii Patty, m. Ebenezer Belknap, and res. Boston. Ch. (Belknap) : 
1 George', d. y.; 2 Martha, m. Benj. H. Goodell, res. Worces- 
ter; 3 Eunice, m. Ammon Gate of Boston; 4 Louisa, m. Capt. 
James Paxton; res. Baltimore, 
iv Jesse, bapt. 31 May, 1778; d. unm., in Worcester. 

287 V Joseph, b. 28 May, 1780. 

288 vi Benjamin, twin to Joseph. 

vli Nathaniel, m. Nancy Brown; res. Westboro. Ch.: 

1 Harriet; 2 Maria; 3 Julia, who probably res. Providence, 
R. I. 

289 viii Josiah, b. 19 Dec, 1791. 



121 REV. BENJAMIN^ son of Benjamin* and Hannah (Mer- 
rill) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 11 March, 1741-2; died in 
Fitzwilliam, N. H., 13 June, 1799; married (1), 6 June, 1771, Lucy, 
daughter of Jonas and Lucy (Eager) Morse of Shrewsbury, Mass.; 
born 25 April, 1840; died 22 April, 1793; married (2), 11 Feb., 
1795, Puah Mellen, widow of John (she had nine children by her 
first marriage), who died 4 Feb., 1821, ae. about 76. 

He graduated from Harvard College, A. B., 1764. In 1770 he 
received an urgent call from the church in Fitzwilliam to become its 
pastor. He was to receive two lots of land of 100 acres each, and 
two other lots were to be reserved for the use of the minister. He 
was to receive eighty pounds in money and an annual salary of<£53 
6s.8d., from time of acceptance for three years, then an additional 
sum yearly until it had reached £66 13s. 4!d. He accepted, and spent 
the rest of his life in charge of this church. He was a man of fine 
character and a minister who preserved harmony in his parish. 
Several of his manuscript sermons are extant. He was Representa- 
tive to Exeter Provincial Congress, 1775. He was interred in the 

* " 2 June, 1780. Dr. Gershom Brigham makes me a visit respecting the 
baptism of his new-born Twins."— Parkman Diary. 



166 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

central part of the old graveyard in Fitzwilliam, and in 1809 the 
town appropriated $20 to buy gravestones for him. 

Children (by first wife), baptized in Fitzvnlliam : 

290 i Lucinda', bapt. 22 March, 1772. 

11 Lucy, bapt. 13 June, 1773; m. 27 Nov., 1793, Gen. James Hum- 
phrey; res. Athol, Mass. 
ill Benjamin Franklin, bapt. 3 Sept., 1775; d. 13 Oct., 1801; m. 
8 Nov., 1796, SaUy, dau. of Abner and Martha (Ward) HaskeU; 
she was dismissed, 12 March, 1804, to a church in Penn.; he 
moved from Fitzwilliam to Colchester, Vt., in 1799. Ch., b. 
in Fitzwilliam: 

1 Fanny', b. 22 Dec, 1796. 

2 Benjamin Franklin, b. 24 Jan., 1799. 

3 Adolphus, b. 5 Sept., 1801. 

291 iv Elisha«, bapt. 1 Aug., 1779. 

122 CALEBS son of Benjamin* and Hannah (Merrill) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 20 Nov., 1743; died 13 Sept., 1829; 
married 3 Sept., 1766, Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Zeriah 
(Eager) Barnes; born 4 April, 1743. He was born at the original 
homestead of Thomas- in ]\Iarlboro, and held town offices there as 
late as 1776. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Hannah', b. 17 April, 1767; m. Mr. Gates of New Marlboro, 

Mass. 
ii Dorothy, b. 27 Aug., 1770; d. unm. 

292 iii Willard, b. 1 Oct., 1772. 

iv Francis, b. 25 Aug., 1776; d. 24 Nov., 1796, while attending 
Harvard Univ. 

293 V Caleb, b. 26 Dec, 1778. 

vi David, b. 8 March, 1781; m. Betsey Trowbridge; moved to 
New York; a son was a printer or editor in Albany, N. Y. 

123 BENAJAH^ son of Benjamin* and Hannah (Merrill) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 15 March, 1745-6; died 7 Dec, 
1822; married, 12 Sept., 1771, Abigail, daughter of Peter Bent of 
Marlboro, a descendant of the distinguished Peter Bent; born 29 
Jan., 1754; died in Boston, 1837. He first resided in Westboro, 
where he was chosen on a school committee in 1778; afterwards he 
resided in Marlboro, where he was constable in 1785. 

Children, probably the 5 elder born in Westboro, the others in Marlboro: 
i Annas", b. 15 March, 1772; m. Jonathan Barnard of Lancaster, 
Mass., who d. 5 March, 1824, ae. 60. Ch. (Barnard), b. in Lan- 
caster : 

1 Jonathan', b. 23 Dec, 1795; d. 12 Feb., 1799. 

2 Benajah, b. 13 Sept., 1798; d. 4 Oct., 1805. 

3 Julia, b. 28 Dec, 1803; d. 5 Sept., 1805. 

294 ii Benajah, b. 7 June, 1774. 



FIFTH GENERATION 167 

295 iii Ephraim, b. 2 July, 1776. 

296 iv Peter W., b. 10 May, 1779. 

297 V Jabez, b. 12 March, 1781. 

vi Mary, b. 4 July, 1784; m. (1) William Lancaster; m. (2) 

Rev. ; res. New Salem. 

vii Zenas, b. 20 March, 1786; d. in West Medway, Mass., where he 
res. 28 May, 1878; m. 1816, Nancy, dau. of Ralph Mann, of 
West Medway; she d. 1826. Ch., b. in Westboro: 
1 Marian AJ, b, 16 Jan., 1817; d. 6 July, 1896; m. 28 April, 
1836, Eleazer T. Bullard of West Medway, who d. 1888. Ch. 
(Bullard): i Nancy Brigham', b. 15 Feb., 1838; ii Marian Ade- 
laide, b. 20 June, 1839; d. 3 Sept., 1875; m. Warren H. Howe of 
Marlboro; (had Mabel, who m. Herbert J. Mann of Boston 
and Nashua) ; iii Juha Estelle, b. IB Feb., 1851 ; d. July, 
1852; iv William Brighara, b. 3 Sept., 1853; v Helen Flor- 
ence, b. 23 June, 1855. 
viii John, b. 16 Sept., 1790; m. and removed West, 
ix William, b. 28 Dec, 1792; d. in Westboro, 9 Oct., 1818. 

124 HANNAH^ daughter of Benjamin* and Hannah (Merrill) 
Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 May, 1748; died 14 Jan., 1815; 
married, 21 June, 1769, Hezekiah Maynard, Jr., of Marlboro; born 
20 Jan., 1742; died 14 March, 1824. 

Children (Maynard), born in Marlboro: 
i Bethiah^ b. 9 April, 1770. 
ii Zadock, b. 4 Sept., 1771; d. 1776. 

iii (Capt.) Abel, b. 3 June, 1773; d. 31 Oct., 1811; m. Nancy . 

Ch.: 
1 William'. 
iv John, b. 9 Aug., 1775; m. 7 Sept., 1794, Dorothy Hay den. Ch.: 

1 Thomas''; 2 Martin; 3 Susanna. 
V Silas, b. 12 Sept., 1777; d. 4 Aug., 1806. 
vi Calvin, b. 3 Aug., 1779. 
vii Hannah, b. 28 Feb., 1782. 
viii Hezekiah, b, 29 Feb., 1784. 
ix Luther, b. 9 Aug., 1785; d. 6 Feb., 1815. 
X Joel, b. 26 May, 1788. 
xi Charles, b. 9 June, 1790. 
xii Willard, b. 7 Sept., 1792; d. 6 Jan., 1815. 

125 GERSHOM% son of Benjamin* and Hannah (Merrill) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 27 June, 1750; died in Fayston, 
Vt., 22 Oct., 1817; married, 23 May, 1783, Sarah, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Mary (Loring) Allen; born in Northboro, Mass., 9 Dec, 
1756; died in Fayston, 30 Aug., 1829. 

He had land of his father Benjamin, just west of the old 
Warren Brigham place on Glen St., where he built a house and 
barn near the intersection with Forest St.; it was sold by Gershom 
when he moved to New Hampshire. He marched with Capt. 
William Brigham's Co. of "Minute Men" in 1775. In 1795 
Gershom moved from Marlboro to Winchester, N. H. (vide deed 



168 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

which exists of property owned there), and 12 years later, 1807, 
to Fayston, Washington Co., Vt., where he settled upon the home- 
stead which descended to his son, Elisha, then to Elisha's son-in- 
law, George O. Boyce, who married Elisha's daughter, Laura. He 
came to a wooded wilderness which had to be cleared, and as his 
health was not strong for many years (he was a paralytic), Elisha 
took charge of affairs, before his father died at the age of 68. 
He was a man about 5 ft. 7 inches in height, rather spare, black 
hair and eyes. Sarah Allen was tall with light brown hair and very 
light blue eyes standing out prominently; her forehead was very 
high, broad, and rather retreating. They lie buried in the hill 
cemetery overlooking the home of their closing years.* 

Children, the 5 eldest born in Marlboro, the others in Winchester, N. H.: 

298 i Leonard Warren', b. 16 July, 1785. 

299 ii Polly, b. 17 Oct., 1786. 

ill Sarah, b. 16 May, 1789; d. s. p., April, 1830; m. George Grimes. 

300 iv Elisha, b. 22 Oct., 1792. 

301 V Benjamin Baxter, b. 28 May, 1795. 

302 vi Alvin L., 21 Oct., 1798. 

303 vii Rebecca M., b. 27 Feb., 1802. 

126 STEPHEN% son of Elnathan* and Brigham; 

born in Mansfield, Conn., 1744'; died 7 May, 1816; married (1) 
; married (2), Hannah, daughter of Bennet and Eliza- 
beth (Spofford) Field, born 26 May, 1747. He resided in 
Mansfield. 

In Sept., 1777^ he was permitted to transport to Boston, by land, 
1600 lbs. of rye and wheat flour, 400 lbs. cheese and 200 lbs. butter, 
to be exchanged for iron and steel; also to exchange for salt, 2 tons 
of rye and wheat flour, 1400 lbs. cheese, 600 lbs. butter; also to 
drive to Boston, 40 fat cattle and 250 fat sheep. He was appointed 
Ensign of the 8th Co., 5th State Regt., May, 1779 (Recs. of Conn., 
Vol. 1). 

Children (by first wife), born in Mansfield: 

i Eunice", b. 15 Feb., 1776; d. 9 June, 1841; m. 23 Feb., 179—, 
Elijah Royce; res. Woodstock. 

ii Asenath, m. Wright. 

iii Anna, m. Parker. 

iv Lucretia, m. Isaac Morey. Ch. (Morey), b. in Coventry: 
1 Elisha'. 
Children (by second wife), born in Mansfield: 

304 V Elizabeth. 

305 vi Stephen, b. 5 Feb., 1774. 

vii Hannah, d. unm., in Mansfield. 

* Two slate stones are in the old " Waite Cemetery " — each with urn and 
drooping willows at top. " Gershom Brigham died Oct. 22, 18 17, aged 68 years. 
Clay to clay and dust to dust." " Sarah (Allen) wife of Gershom Brigham died 
Aug. 30, 1829, aged 73 years. Dust to dust and clay to clay." On each is a 
quartrain (almost illegible) at the bottom. 




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viii Clarissa, m. (1) Gerry Russ; m. (2) Raphael Storrs, who d. ; 
res. Mansfield. 

ix Ellsha, d.; m. ; res. New York. Ch.: 

1 Elisha', and 2 daus. 

X Spofford, m. Myrick; res. s. p., Rockville, Ct. 

xi PoUy, b. about 1785; d." 27 April, 1807, ae. 22; m. Cephas Dun- 
ham; res. Willington, Conn. Ch. (Dunham): 
1 Lewis Brigham\ res. Marquette, la. 
xii Sally, d. 27 June, 1808, se. 20. 

127 CAPT. THOMAS^ son of Paul* and Catherine (Turner) 
Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 7 March, 1742; died there, 10 
Ma}^, 1800; married, 5 Feb., 1769^ Susanna Eels, who died 21 June, 
1813. He resided in Coventry, Conn. 

Children, born in Coventry: 

306 i Alexander", b. 26 Jan., 1770. 

ii Salinda, b. 26 April, 1772; d. 29 Dec, 1775. 

307 iii Orleans, b. 10 Dec, 1773. 

Iv Thomas, b. 13 July, 1775; d. 27 Nov., 1775. 

308 V Don Ferdinand, b. . 

309 vi Royal, b. 27 Sept., 1779. 

vii Eunice, b. 17 Dec, 1782; d. of consumption, 1 Nov., 1805, in 
Coventry. 

128 LIEUT.-GOV. PAUL^ son of Paul* and Catherine 
(Turner) Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 6 Jan., 1746; died in 
Norwich, Vt., of a long and distressing illness, 15 June, 1824; mar- 
ried, 6 Oct., 1768, Lydia Sawyer of Hebron, Conn., who died 19 
Sept., 1838, ae. 93. 

He had served in the Connecticut militia in every grade from cor- 
poral to captain, long enough, at the time of the Revolutionary War, 
to be exempt from service. Nevertheless, he entered the Continental 
Army as captain, 1 Jan., 1777, and served 4 years in Col. Chandler's 
regiment, afterwards commanded by Col. Isaac Sherman; received 
his discharge 22 April, 1781; was in the battles of Germantown, 
Fort Mifflin and Monmouth, and wintered in Valley Forge, 1777-'78. 
In 1782 he removed from Coventry, Conn., to Norwich, Vt., where 
he was town clerk, 1784-'96; high sheriff of Windsor Co. 5 years; 
appointed Judge of County Court for Windsor County, June, 1785, 
serving 5 years; in 1788, elected Brig.-General of 3d Brigade; 
1787, elected chairman of committee to apprehend, in Vermont, the 
supporters of Shay's Rebellion, who had fled there; in 1788, member 
of State Land Commissioners; was member of the Legislature; in 
1791, elected to Vermont Council, and was on committee to nominate 
men for the first Board of Trustees of Univ. of Vermont; also elected 
Maj .-General of 4th Div. of Militia. He received 27 elections 
from the people at large, 1 as Presidential Elector, 5 as Councillor, 
21 as Lieut.-Governor, when he declined further election. He was 
the first elected Lieut.-Governor and served 20 years. He received 



170 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

the degree of Hon, A. M. from Dartmouth College in 1806. He 
had a military funeral.* 

Children, born in Coventry: 

310 1 Thomas*, b. 23 March, 1769. 

ii Mary, b. 12 Oct., 1770; d. March, 1773. 

311 iii Don J., b. 24 March, 1774. 

312 iv Paul W., b. 26 Oct., 1776. 

V Lydia, b. 5 Oct., 1778; d. 1872; m. Joseph Lathrop, a fanner of 
Middlesex and Worcester, Vt., who d. 1837. Ch. (Lathrop): 

1 Benjamin', had a family in Worcester, Vt. 

2 D wight, had 2 daus. ; res. Berlin, Vt. 

— ' 3 Brigham, had a family in western part of N. Y. State. 
.4 Lucia, m. Stephen Willey of Middlesex, Vt. ; 3 ch. 
5 Albert, d. early in New Orleans, La. 

129 HANNAH^ daughter of Uriah* and Lydia (Ward) Brig- 
ham; born in Coventry, Conn., 9 April, 1746; died 6 April, 1813; 
married, 19 May, 1766, Jacob Baker, son of Dea. Jonathan and 
Hannah (Baker) Gurley; born in Mansfield, Conn., 28 July, 1742; 
died 20 Feb., 1804. Was a farmer, prominent man, holding town 
offices, and a leading member of the North Parish church in Mans- 
field. Was in the Revolution. 

Children (Ourley), born in Mansfield: 

i Lydia", b. 6 June, 1767; d. 12 Aug., 1787; m. 24 Dec, 1786, 

Benjamin Pierce of Brooklyn, Conn. 
ii Artemas, b. 9 April, 1769; d. 18 May, 1822; m. (1) Sarah Steele; 
m. (2) Mrs. Martha (Shepard) Hovey; was a farmer, repre- 
sentative, etc. Ch. : 
1 Lovinia'; 2 Sarah; 3 Abigail; 4 George; 5 Charles; 6 In- 
fant; 7 Infant; 8 Uriah Brigham of Deansville, N. Y. 
iii Jacob Baker, b. 2 Aug., 1771; d. at res. in New London, Conn., 
24 Sept., 1856; one of the ablest lawyers in the city; m. Eliza- 
beth Griswold of Lyme, Conn.; was grad. Dartmouth Coll., 1793. 
Ch.: 
1 Sarah''; 2 Mary; 3 Charles, who d. soon after grad. from 
Yale Coll., 1827; 4 Elizabeth; 5 Ursula; 6 Hannah; 7 Han- 
nah Brigham,; 8 John; 9 Ellen; 19 Lydia; 11 Ann. 
iv Uriah, b. 30 May, 1774; d. 4 Oct., 1775. 

V Ebenezer, b. 25 July, 1776; d. 3 July, 1864; m. Sally Balcom; 
a farmer. Ch.: 

1 Jacob''; 2 Emily; 3 Ebenezer; 4 Joseph, d. y. ; 5 Sarah. 
vi Abigail, b. 7 Feb., 1778; d. 29 Jan., 1855; m. Elijah Hinckley 
of Cambridge, Vt. Ch.: 
1 Chauncey''. 
vii Uriah Brigham, b. 19 Nov., 1780; d. Oct., 1783. 
viii Mercia, b. 24 March, 1782; d. Dec, 1783. 
ix Lucia, b. 14 Nov., 1784; d. unm., 20 March, 1864. 
X Hannah, b. 5 May, 1791; d. 18 March, 1884; m. Anson Turner, 
a farmer of Mansfield. Ch. (Turner) : 
1 Ursula'; 2 Mary, both d. y.; 3 Phinea^s; 4 Henry; 5 Hannah 
Brigham, d. unm.; 6 Jacob. 
* Compiled from Gov. & Council of Vt., Vols, iii and iv. 



FIFTH GENERATION 171 

130 BETHIAH% daughter of Uriah* and Ann (Richardson) 
Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 14 July, 1757; died in New 
Lisbon, N. Y., 20 July, 1838; married, 30 Jan., 1782, Zaccheus, 
son of Andrew Downer; born in Norwich, Conn., 13 Nov., 1755; 
moved to Utica, N. Y., where he died 17 July, 1851. He was in the 
Revolution from Vermont and pensioned; a Justice of the Peace and 
contributor to the press. 

Children (Downer), all but the youngest born in Sharon, Vt.: 

i Norman', b. 25 Oct., 1782; died in Utica, N. Y,, 25 Jan., 1854; 
m. (1) Phebe Davis; m. (2) Laura Gregory. Ch.: 
1 Don SJ; 2 Lovina; 3 Norman; 4 John; 5 Charles; 6 Mary; 
7 Phebe; 8 Diana; 9 Almira. 
ii Don, b. 25 Feb., 1T84; d. 25 March, 1850. 

iii Jeannette, b. 30 March, 1786; d. 5 March, 1854; m. (1) 

Blood; m. (2) Reed. 

iv Dana, b. 4 July, 1788; d. in Utica, Q2 Sept., 1863; m. Cynthia 
Monger. Ch. : 
1 Edward'. 

V Mary, b. 17 May, 1791; m. Uriah Kimball; they moved to Wis- 
consin, and she d. 9 April, 1830. 

vi Andrew Otis, b. 25 July, 1796; d. in Detroit, Mich., 3 June, 

1876; m. Esther Emerson. Ch.: 

1 Mary J? ; 2 Sarah M.; 3 Emily E.; 4 William A.; 5 Henry E. 

vii Zaccheus, b. in Springfield, N. Y., 8 March, 1799; d. Sullivan, 

Ind., Sept., 1876; m. Harriet Thatcher. Ch.: 

1 Albert FJ; 2 Sanford B.; 3 Augustus; 4 Ava C; 5 Julia A. 

131 ANNA^, daughter of Uriah* and Ann (Richardson) Brig- 
ham; born in Coventry, Conn., 14 Oct., 1759; died 11 Feb., 1845; 
married, 17 May, 1781, Lemuel, son of Samuel White; born in Coven- 
try, 30 Dec, 1758; moved to Batavia, N. Y., where died, 7 Aug., 
1850. 

Children {White): 

i Percy', b. 14 Jan., 1782; d. 20 Sept., 1^798. 
ii Brigham, b. 1 July, 1783; d. 27 June, 1839. 
iii Grace, b. 15 Dec, 1786; res. Middlebury, Vt. 
iv Laura, b. 16 April, 1788; m. Reuben Ross of Middlebury. 

V Chester, b. 1 Feb., 1790; d. 10 Feb., 1790. 

vi Chester, b. 14 Feb., 1793; m. Lucy TopMff; he was a farmer in 
Batavia, N. Y. Ch.: 
1 Harrison' ; 2 Mary; 3 Emily ; 4 Lemuel; 5 Maria; 6 Laura; 
7 Ann; 8 Eliza; 9 Kirke. 
vii Lemuel, b. 9 April, 1796; d. 5 May, 1840; m. EUza Mathews; 
he was a harness maker in Buffalo, N. Y. Ch.: 
1 William CJ; 2 Ann M.; 3 Eliza; 4 John B.; 5 Walton O. 
viii Lucy, b. 9 June, 1802; d. 15 Nov., 1820. 

132 DON CARLOS% son of Uriah* and Ann (Richardson) 
Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 21 Feb., 1763; died 27 March, 
1843; married, 7 June, 1789, Mary (or Polly) Greenleaf; born in 



172 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Coventry, 7 Jan., 1764; died 30 Oct., 1845. He resided in Mans- 
field, Conn, (some records say Hartford). Was in the Revolution, 
as he is noted in records as being a pensioner in 1832. 

Children, born in Mansfield: 

i (Dr.) Norman% b. 7 March, 1790; d. s. p., 15 Oct., 1871, in Mans- 
field, where res.; m. Pamelia Dunham, who d. 11 Jan., 187-2; was 
a physician of professional eminence and extensive practice; 
served in many town offices, and was representative a number of 
times, 
ii Gurdon, b. 23 April, 1792; d. 11 June, 1804. 

iii Mary, b. 12 Feb., 1794; m. 1 Sept., 1825, John Kingsbury of 
Tolland, Conn. Ch. (Kingsbury), b. in Tolland: 

1 John B.\ m. (1) Mary Ann Kellogg; m. (2) Carrie Rogers; 
res. Rockville, Conn. 

2 George, m. Mary Crone. Ch.: i Adelaide^ res. W. Hartford; 
ii Jennie, m. Halsey L. Allen, res. Rockville; iii Elizabeth, m. 
Elmer Adams, res. s. p., Rockville; iv Mary, m. Frank Holton, 
res. Ellington, Conn.; v George, d. y. 

313 iv Charles, b. 29 Jan., 1797. 

V David, b. 10 March, 1802; d. 19 Jan., 1804. 

vi Eliza Ripley, b. 3 April, 1805; d. 5 April, 1891; m. 9 Dec, 1834, 
Richmond C. Lovet of Tolland, Conn. Ch. (Lovet), b. in Tolland: 

1 Eliza T:, b. 10 June, 1836; m. 1860, Daniel S. Hunter of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. (Hunter): i Mary E.% m. Frank U. 
Smith of Minneapolis, Minn.; ii James F., m. Cornelia Adams, 
New Haven, Conn.; iii Bernie, unm., res. Brooklyn; iv Harry 
R., m. res. Brooklyn. 

2 Eugene, b. 7 April, 1838; m. Emma Weis; res. Merced Falls, 
Cal. Ch.: Merton^ m. and res. Palo Alto, Cal. 

vii Susan Ann, b. 31 Dec, 1807; d. Tolland, 1 Feb., 1863; m. 29 
Nov., 1831, John Webb Gager of Tolland. Ch. (Gager), b. 
in Tolland: 

1 Mary BJ, b. 25 Aug., 1833. 

2 Andrew, b. 19 Oct., 1835; d. 3 Sept., 1901. 

3 Ann Eliza, b. 5 Nov., 1S39; d. 1 Aug., 1870. 

4 Lois, b. 11 Jan., 1847; d. 26 April, 1899. 

5 Charles A., h. 6 March, 1851. 

133 CEPHAS^ son of Uriah* and Ann (Richardson) Brigham; 
born in Coventry, Conn., Dec, 1765; died (probably) in South 
Coventry, Conn., 17 May, 1841; married, 14 May, 1786, Amelia 
Robertson, born about 1764; died in 1845, ae. 81. Her family were 
of Newbury, Mass. He resided in So. Coventry, where he held 
many town offices, and was a member of the General Assembly of 
Conn. 

Children, bom in South Coventry: 

i Anna", m. 9 Oct., 1806, Roderick Dimock of Mansfield, Conn.; 

res. Coventry, 
ii Lucia, m. Horace Russ; res. Coventry. 
iii Sally, m. 29 Nov., 1810, Artemas Russ of Mansfield; res. 

Coventry. 
iv Uriah, m. (1) 26 April, 1825, Emily Wright; m. (2) Harriet 
Nye: res. s. p., Coventry. 



FIFTH GENERATION 173 

314 V Daniel R., b. 6 Aug., 1895. 

vi Eveline L., m. Gurdon Fuller; res. Vernon, 
vii Maria, m. 4 July, 18;31, Levi Allen; res. Mansfield, 
viii Emily, m. Roderick Dimock; res. Coventry, 
ix Julia, m. Abner Mason; res. Coventry. 

315 X Edwin G. 

134 HOSEA^, son of SamueP and Mary Brigham; born in 
Sudbury, Mass., 6 Sept., 1750; he was living in Hubbardstown, 
Mass., in 1782, where he died, 17 Dec, 1817; married Catherine 
Davis of Holden, Mass., who died in Hubbardstown, 19 Oct., 1823, 
ae. 74 (Vide Hist, of Hubbardston). 

Children, born in Hubbardston: 

316 i Peter*, b. 3 Oct., 1781. 

317 ii Joseph, b. 9 Aug., 1785. 

iii Samuel, b. 12 May, 1787; moved to New York State, 
iv Betsey, b. 12 Aug., 1792; d. 15 March, 1851. 

135 JOEL^, son of Samuel* and Mary Brigham; born in Sud- 
bury, Mass., 5 March, 1756; died there, 25 June, 1813; married, 25 
April, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Esther Maynard; 
born in Sudbury, 25 March, 1759; died there, 6 Sept., 1846. He 
was a soldier from Sudbury, 1775-1782; had a fine Revolutionary 
record. The full story is too long to print here. He was 5 ft. 10 
in. in height; had a " ruddy " complexion and dark hair.* He re- 
sided in Sudbury and Leominster, Mass. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

318 i Asa^ b. 16 Feb., 1785. 

ii Betsey, b. 8 July, 1786; d. in Sudburj^, 27 Oct., 1830; m. 

Carlton. 

319 iii Joel, b. 16 March, 1788. 

iv Esther, b. 28 Sept., 1789; m. 9 June, 1811, William Hunt, Jr. 
Ch. (Hunt): 
1 AbeV ; 2 Mary; 3 Andrew; 4 Lizzie; 5 Asahel; 6 Thomas; 
7 George; 8 Abbie. 
v Lucinda, b. 14 March, 1791; m. Reuben Moore, 23 Dec, 1821. 
Ch. (Moore) : 
1 Eunice E?, m. Edwin Harrington of Sudbury, 27 Nov., 1845. 
Ch. (Harrington): George E.% b. 27 Oct., 1846; m. (1) Alice 
E. Brown, 13 June, 1878; she d. 19 Nov., 1879; m. (2) M. 
Edna Newton; 3 ch. 

320 vi Polly, b. 29 Dec, 1792. 

vii Sally, b. 1 April, 1794; d. 9 Oct., 1796. 

viii Otis, b. 15 May, 1796; d. in Sudbury, 12 June, 1842; m . 

Ch.: 
1 Elizabeth'. 
ix Sally, b. 20 Dec, 1797; m. Joel Dakin; no further reported. 
X John, b. 29 Nov., 1799; no further reported, 
xi Rebecca, b. 5 March, 1801; no further reported. 

321 xii Nancy, b. 16 Aug., 1803. 

* See Mass. Records of Sailors and Soldiers, p. 530. 



174 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

136 JONAS ^, son of Samuel* and Mary Brigham; born in 
Sudbury^ Mass., 26 May, 1758; resided for a time at "Nelson"; 
thence to Dublin, N. H., where died, 11 Feb., 1850; married (1), 
in Sudbury, 10 Nov., 1780, Polly Wyman; married (2), 1807, 
Dorcas, widow of Oliver Pratt. Was probably in service with the 
Northern Army in the Revolution, in 1777. 

Children (by first wife), born in Sudbury: 
i Levi', b. 29 Feb., 1781. 
ii Jonas, b. 22 Sept., 1783. 
Children (by second wife): 

ill Ruel, b. 30 May, 1808; m. (1) 2 June, 1835, Prudence, dau. of 
James Bums, b. 17 Dec, 1811; d. 11 Oct., 1848; m. (2) 28 
Jan., 1850, Maria J., dau. of Moses Cragin, b. in N. Y., 2 Jan., 
1832; he probably res. for a while in Dubhn. Ch. (by first 
wife) : 

1 Jane'', b. 19 Jan., 1838. 

2 George, b. 15 Sept., 1843; d. 7 March, 1845. 
iv Mary H., b. 1 April, 1818. 

137 CAPT. SAMUEL^ son of John* and Gate (Willis) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 3 March, 1775; died 28 Nov., 1843; 
married, 3 Jan., 1799, Lucy Osborn, who died 9 Sept., 1825. Re- 
sided in Waltham, Mass. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i George^ b. 25 Feb., 1800; d. in Newton, Mass., 6 Sept., 1873. 
ii Henry, b. 5 April, 1802; d. in Newton, Mass., 27 Nov., 1874. 
iii Cynthia, b. 9 June, 1804; d. 20 Sept., 1886; m. 24 Nov., 1841, 
Dea. Adin Cummings of Rindge and Jaffrey, N. H.; b. 4 Dec, 
1797; d. 28 July, 1870. Ch. (Cummings): 
1 John CJ, b. 1843; d. 1863, on the way home from the Civil 
War. 
iv Warren, b. 12 June, 1806; d. in E. Jaffrey, N. H., 31 May, 1882. 
v John, b. 10 Aug., 1808; d. unm., 18 Feb., 1869, in Abington, Mass. 
vi Eliza, b. 9 June, 1810; d. in Concord, Mass., 10 July, 1845; m. 
Jeflferson Reed, who d. 18 Sept., 1878. Ch. (Reed): 
1 Lucy''; 2 Charles; 3 George. 
vii Samuel, b. 22 Oct., 1812; d. 22 Oct., 1813. 

viii Lucy Ann, b. 27 June, 1815; m. Henry H. Hart, who d. 23 April, 
1882. 
ix Sarah, b. 27 May, 1817; d. unm., in Rindge, N. H., 6 March, 
1847. 

138 ELIJAH% son of John* and Gate (Willis) Brigham; born 
in Sudbury, Mass., 13 Oct., 1776; died in Waltham, Mass., 26 Oct., 
1848; married (1), 20 March, 1803, Mary, daughter of Capt. Isaac 
Gleason, Jr.; born 2 Feb., 1779; died 18 May, 1815; married (2), 
Leonora , who died 17 July, 1840, se. 54. 

Children (by first ^cife), bom in Sudbury: 
322 i Danforth Phipps«, b. 30 Dec, 1803. 



FIFTH GENERATION 175 

323 ii William, b. 27 March, 1805. 

ill Mary, b. 4 July, 1806; d. 30 Aug., 1825. 

iv Elijah, b. 29 June, 1808; d. unm., 14 Aug., 1837, in Sudbury. 
V Charles, b. 17 April, 1810; d. 13 Oct., 1810. 
vi Charles, b. 6 June, 1811; d. 26 Nov., 1811. 

vii Catherine, b. 23 March, 1813; d. 5 July, 1876, in Lowell, Mass; 
m. 31 Aug., 1832, Otis Bullard of Lowell; res. Boston. Ch. 
(BuUard) : 

1 Mary Jane', h. 25 Nov., 1833; d. 15 Sept., 1834. 

2 George Jeferson, b. 26 Aug., 1836; d. 16 Jan., 1837. 

3 Lucy Frances, b. 12 Jan., 1840; d. 22 April, 1841. 

4 George Francis, b. 22 March, 1841; m. 10 March, 1864, Elvira 
Caroline Rowe of Thornton, N. H.; res. Lowell. 

viii Isaac, b. 27 July, 1814; d. 3 Dec, 1814. 
Children {by second wife), born in Sudbury: 
ix Martha Ann, b. 7 Jan., 1823. 
X Leonora Wellington, b. 22 April, 1824. 
xi Mary Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 1829, 

139 EBER^ son of John* and Gate (Willis) Brigham; born in 
Sudbury, Mass., 28 June, 1778; married, 3 Dec, 1809, Lucy Arnold 
of Lancaster, Mass., who died 24 Aug., 1863. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

324 i Samuel". 

ii James, d. before 1861 ; m. 27 Jan., 1833, Lucy Balcom, who d. 
13 Sept., 1861. Ch.: 

1 Infanf, d. 1841, ae. 1 year. 

2 Miranda, m. ; has a son res. Lowell, Mass. 

140 CAPT. WILLI AM^ son of John* and Gate (Willis) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 20 Dec, 1784; died there, 3 July, 
1879; married (1), 1812, Sarah Osborn, who died 24 May, 1859; 
married (2), 12 June, I860, Mrs. Mary B. Ghristie. 

He was Gapt. of a Militia Go. in 1812, and offered himself for the 
war, but was never called out; he was selectman from 1817-1824; 
filled many other town offices, but declined many; chairman of the 
Gongregational Ghurch Building Gommittee, and chairman for four 
years of the Gommittee for building the Town House; a member 
of the Gommittee on the " Wadsworth monument," representative to 
the General Gourt from 1832-37, and thus one of the leading citizens 
of Sudbury, and a very benevolent man, withal. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

325 i RufusS b. 11 Jan., 1818. 

ii Sarah, d. ; m. Robert Scott of Newport, Vt., who d. 

Ch. (Scott): 
r Lillian'; 2 Bert A.; 3 Arthur F. 

141 JOHN^ son of Lieut. Abijah* and Eunice (Willis) Brigr 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 19 May, 1762; died in Rutland, 



176 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Mass., 10 Jan. (or June), 1833; married, 20 May, 1786, Ann 
Eunice Moore of Sudbury; born 10 April., 1768; died in Watertown, 
Mass., 20 May, 1862, ae. 94. Resided in Sudbury and Rutland, and 
was a member of the militia of Sudbury; was in the Revolutionary 
War in 1776, and in 1779. 

Children, the first 5 born in Sudbury, the last 4 in Rutland: 

326 1 Roxey«, b. 7 Jan., 1788. 

ii Oreb, b. 25 July, 1789; d. unm., in Watertown, Mass., 12 Dec, 
1869, ae. 80. 

327 iii Abijah, b. 17 March, 1791. 

iv Susannah Woodward, b. 15 May, 1793; d. unm., in Watertown, 
Mass., 5 Oct., 1879. 

328 V John, b. 22 March, 1795. 

vi Sewell, b. 2 March, 1797; d. unm., in Watertown, 11 April, 1870. 
vii Horatio, b. 16 Sept., 1800; d. unm., in Burke Co., Ga., 20 Sept., 

1835. 
viii James Moore, b. 4 Jan., 1807; d. unm., in Watertown, 8 Jan., 

1855. 

329 ix William, b. 11 Aug., 1810. 

142 JOSEPH^ son of Lieut, Abijah^ and Eunice (Willis) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 26 Sept., 1764; died there, 12 
Jan., 1842; married, 5 April, 1795, Rebecca, daughter of Charles 
Haynes (who was in the Revolution) ; born in Sudbury, 29 Jan., 
1770; died there, 12 Jan., 1853. Was a farmer and resided in 
Sudbury. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i NancyS b. 11 March, 1796; d. 14 June, 1878; m. (1) 28 Oct., 
1819, Daniel Crocker of Albany, N. Y., who d. 9 May, 1825; m. 
(2) 14 July, 1833, Benjamin Harris of Russellville, Ala. Ch. 
(Crocker) : 

1 Alphonso'', d. unm., 6 July, 1851. 
Ch. (Harris): 

2 (Dr.) John C, b. in Russellville; d. s. p., 8 Aug., 1899. 

3 Rebecca B., m. Harvey Sargeant of Russellville. Ch. (Sar- 

geant) : i Lucy^ m. Williams ; ii B. Harris ; iii H. 

Owen; iv Bessie; v Rebecca. 

330 ii Lewis, b. 27 Oct., 1797. 

331 iii Eunice, b. 19 Dec, 1798. 

iv (Rev.) Alanson, b. 11 Oct., 1802; d. unm., in Meadville, Pa., 24 
Aug., 1833; grad. A. B., Harvard College, 1826; A. M., Div. 
School, 1831 ; was a Unitarian clergyman. 

v Esther H., b. 30 March, 1805; m. 25 Dec, 1833, Josiah H. 
Adams. Ch. (Adams) : 

1 Caroline', b. 21 July, 1825; d. ; m. 

Toyier; had dau. Carrie*, who m. Johnson. 

2 John, b. 21 May, 1827; d. ; was Supt. Fitchburg 

Ry. ; had a son John F.* 

3 Joseph B., b. 24 Feb., 1830; d. ; m. . 

Ch. : Josephine^ who m. Lord, and d. Oct., 1904. 

4 Rebecca, b. 24 March, 1832; d. . 

5 Eunice, b. 1 March., 1835; d. . 



FIFTH GENERATION 177 

333 vi Rebeccah, b. 28 Aug., 1807. 
333 vii Charles, b. 16 July, 1811. 

viii Abijah, twin to Charles; d. unm., on home farm, 9 April, 1897. 

143 ANNA% daughter of Dr. Samuel* and Anna (Gott) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Oct., 1753; died, 1803; married, 
21 May, 1772, Isaac Davis; born 27 Feb., 1749; died 27 April, 
1826. She was brought up at the home of Capt. Maynard in West- 
boro, whom her mother married as her second husband. She lived 
in Westboro after her marriage.* Some of her descendants live 
there still. 

Children (Davis), born in Westboro: 
i Phineas". 

ii Isaac, b. 1779; f m. PoUy Rice, dau. of 86. 
iii Joseph. 

iv John, (Gov.), b. 1787; d. 1854; was called "Honest John Davis." 
He represented his town in the Legislature and was sent to 
Congress as senator; he was thrice governor of Massachusetts, 
serving in 1834-35, and 1841-43. 

144 DR. SAMUEL^ son of Dr. Samuel* and Anna (Gott) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 21 Aug., 1756, a posthumous 
child; died in Boylston, Mass, 24 June, 1830; married, in North- 
boro, 17 Feb., 1789, Mary, daughter of Stephen and sister of Dr. 
Stephen Ball of that place; born in Northboro, 10 May, 1766; died 
in Boylston, 10 Aug., 1852. 

He was one of 4 young men from Westboro, of the name of Brig- 
ham, who joined the same class at Dartmouth College on the eve of 
the Revolution, the others being the future Hon. Elijah^ Brigham, 
and Moses*' and Eli^ Brigham. Samuel joined the army under Wash- 
ington in 1777, as paymaster, and was present at the execution of 
Maj. Andre. He returned to college and was graduated in 1779- He 
then read medicine with Dr. Stephen Ball of Northboro, and began 
to practice in that part of Boylston which was once Shrewsbury. 
The old homestead is in the northeast part of Boylston, about half 
a mile from the town line of Berlin, and about 4 miles from Clinton, 
where some of his descendants live. Great things were expected 
of him, but before he could take the rank among practitioners which 
he might have attained, he met with a serious accident to the calf 
of his leg, was incapacitated from walking without crutches, and 
thus seriously handicapped in his profession as a country doctor. 

* " Isaac Davis, a young tanner, who came to town to teach his trade to Capt. 
Maynard's son, had married Anne Brigham, step-daughter of Capt. Maynard, in 
1772. They had four sons. . . . They were living at this time in the house 
recently occupied by Hiram Broaders. In 1781 they bought the Dea. Tonlin place 
which has been known since as the Davis homestead. Isaac and his sons became 
■wealthy men, and they and their descendants, who take pride in the name of Davis, 
have held many positions of honor and trust." — Parkman Diary. 

t " 31 Oct., 1779, I baptized Mr. Davis' son Isaac." — Parkman Diary. 



178 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

He became a magistrate and a writer of essays and verse. Morse 
states that he read some of Dr. Brigham's writings which showed 
him to have been a man of letters and of original thought as well as 
a patriot. IMorse also says that he composed music as a recreation. 
This may very well have been the case, as he was brought up in the 
home of Capt. Maynard in Westboro, who was the richest man of 
his day there, and undoubtedly young Brigham had opportunities 
for self-culture and training beyond the curriculum of the college. 
He was related to the Parkmans and often mentioned in the Park- 
man Diary. 

Children, horn in Boylston: 

i Rowena, b. in 1T89; d. 17 July, 1839; m. 7 Jan., 1808, Timothy 
Whitney, Jr., of Boyleston. Ch. (Whitney) : 

1 Theresa', b. 14 Aug., 1808; d. 13 Aug., 1810. 

2 Mary, b. 30 Nov., 1809; m. 24 Feb., 1829, Timothy Hastings. 

3 Theresa, b. 19 Feb., 1811; m. 21 May, 1816, Lyman Maynard. 

4 Rowena, b. 7 March, 1813. 

5 Amos, b. 28 Feb., 1815; d. in Worcester. 

6 Emily, b. 10 Jan., 1817; m. Lawrence. 

7 Dorothy, b. 19 Sept., 1818. 

8 Lucy, b. 8 Dec, 1820. 

9 William, b. 5 April, 1823; m. Ruth Grossman. 

10 Daniel, b. 22 June, 1825; d. unm., in Worcester. 

11 Sarah, b. 22 Oct., 1827; m. Samuel EUiott. 

12 Catherine E., b. 29 Oct., 1829. 

13 Harriet N., b. 22 June, 1834. 

14 Samuel M., b. and d. 1836. 

ii SaUy, b. 17 April, 1791; d. in No. Bangor, N. Y., 31 May, 1832; 
m. in Boylston, 2 Sept., 1805, Benjamin Eager. They removed 
to No. Bangor. Ch. (Eager) : 

1 Mary\ (or Polly), b. 16 March, 1806; m. Luther Howe; 11 ch. 

2 Nahum Brigham, b. 11 Feb., 1808; m. and had 6 ch. 

3 John W., b. and d. 1809. 

4 Elizabeth O., b. 23 Oct., 1810; d. 9 Oct., 1892; m. 7 June, 
1832, Sanf ord Cornish, who d. in 1891 ; they removed to 
Oshkosh, Wis.; 15 ch. 

5 Benjamin, b. 10 March, 1813; d. 19 Aug., 1877; m. and had 
5 ch. ; res. Allegan, Mich. 

6 John W., b. 13 June, 1815; d. at sea, unm. 

7 Lewis, b. 8 Dec, 1816; m., had 6 ch. ; res. Mattawan, Mich. 

8 Sarah A.,h. 2 June, 1819; m. Warren French; res. Mattawan, 
Mich.; had 6 ch. 

9 Martha A., b. 2 Dec, 1821; m. Herman Sanborn; res. 
Lawrence, Mich. 

10 Harnet, b. 23 Oct., 1823; d. 2 April, 1844. 

11 Joseph T., b. 22 Aug., 1825; d. unm., in California, 6 Jan., 
1853. 

12 Almira L., b. 11 Jan., 1828; m. Wilham Moody; res. Pent- 
water, Mich. 

13 George E., b. 8 Nov., 1829; d. y. 

14 Adaline, b. 18 Feb., 1832; m. James Lytle; 2 ch. 

iii Stephen B., b. 16 Nov., 1793; m. Jemima Flagg. In his mother's 



FIFTH GENERATION 179 

will he was left a wooden clock and one sheep. Ch., b. in 
Boylston: 

1 Nahum BalV, b. 2Q Sept., 1817; d. in Worcester, 4 Sept., 1860; 
m. 20 Feb., 1840, Harriet S. Hapgood, who d. 11 Aug., 1848, 

ae. 29; m. (2) Mary E. , who survived him. He 

owned land in Boylston on road to Berlin, which was sold 
in 1860, by order of the court. No ch. reported. 

2 Maria, m. Augustus Wright. 

334 iv Samuel, b. 19 Feb., 1795. 

335 V Mary, b. 13 April, 1797. 

vi Ann Gott, b. 30 Aug., 1799; d. in Berlin, 29 Sept., 1874; m. 
(1) 2 Oct., 1837, Leonard, son of Daniel Carter, b. in Berlin, 
19 March, 1792; d. there 18 Sept., 1849; [he m. (1) Persis BaUey, 
and had a family] ; m. (2) 6 Jan., 1852, Amos, son of Levi 
Wheeler of Berlin, d. there, 6 Oct., 1867; (he had a family by a 
first m. but s. p., by second m.). Ch. (Carter), b. Berlin: 
1 LeonarcT, b. 2 March, 1830; 2 Lydia Ann, b. 16 June, 1834; d. in 
Berlin; m. Oliver Sawj'er; 3 Mary E., b. 4 Nov., 1838; m. 
David B. Whitcomb; res. Cal. 
vii Infant, b. 23 Aug., 1801 ; d. y. 

viii Sophia, b. 22 Nov., 1803; m. (1) Martyn; m. (2) Shad- 

rach Whitney, a bro. of Timothy, who m. her sister Rowena. 
Ch. (Whitney): 

1 Sophia', m. Chas. Bridge of Lowell, Mass., and Marlboro. 

2 Betsey, m. James Anderson of Sutton, Mass. 

3 Sally, m. Luther F. Woodbury of Oxford, Mass., and Worcester, 
ix Theresa, b. 14 Oct., 1804; ni. Otis Flagg of Boylston. Ch. 

(Flagg), b. in Boylston: 

1 Martha', m. John M. Sargent. 

2 Sarah, m. Francis A. Davidson. 

336 X Jonas Ball, b. 28 April, 1807. 

xi Lydia, b. 2 Nov., 1809; m. Edward Whitney of Cambridge, Mass. 
Ch. (Whitney), b. in Cambridge: 

1 Edward', a sea-captain; d. in Cambridge. 

2 Frances, m. Frank Crane of Chicago. Ch. (Crane) : 

i Lizzie", m. Harrison; res. Philalelphia. 

ii Charles; iii Minnie; iv John; v James. 

145 JOHN GOTT^ son of Uriah* and Sarah Breck (Gott) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 8 Feb., 1750-1; died 30 April, 
1816, according to Hudson's Hist, of Marlboro; Morse says " 10 
Jan., 1833 "; married Mary Collins. He resided in Marlboro. He 
was in the Revolution, in Capt. Morse's Co., Col. Howe's Regt. He 
was 5 ft. 9 in. in height, of a dark complexion. 

Children, horn in Marlboro: 

1 Hepsibah», b. 30 Oct., 1794. 

337 ii John Gott, b. 2 Aug., 1796. 

146 HENRY% son of Uriah* and Sarah Breck (Gott) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 26 Oct., 1752; N. S.; died in Barre, 
Mass., 16 Jan., 1829; married, 25 March, 1781, Anna, daughter of 
Nathaniel Phillips; born Charlestown, Mass., 7 June, 1758; died 



180 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

in Barre, 16 Oct., 1848. Her father's house. Bow St., Charles- 
town, was burned at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Henry was an 
officer in the Revolution. He went to Barre about 1782, where he 
was a farmer and selectman and a very prominent citizen. He was 
of a serious nature. 

Children, all but the eldest born in Barre: 

i Betsey*, b. in Marlboro, 7 Jan., 1782; m. July, 1810, Warren 
Sibley of Barre, who d. Feb., 1816. Ch. (Sibley) : 

1 Orlando'', d. y. 

2 Henry Brigham, b. 8 Nov., 1812; d. 5 March, 1883; m. 
Caroline, dau. of Luke Stone, 12 Feb., 1832; he was Deputy 
Sheriff of Barre. Ch. (Sibley): i Charles W.'; ii Caroline; 
iii Ellen and 5 d. y. 

3 Warren Hicks, m. Roxana Adams; res. New London, Wis.; 
had a family. 

ii John, b. 24 Nov., 1783; d. 6 Dec, 1787. 

338 iii Nathaniel, b. 1 Dec, 1785. 

339 iv Nancy, b. 4 March, 1789. 

340 V Henry, b. 14 Nov., 1791. 

vi Sarah, b. 19 Aug., 1794; d. in Barre, unm., ae. over 80. 

341 vii Maria Theresa, b. 20 Sept., 1800. 

147 URIAHS JR., son of Uriah* and Sarah Breck (Gott) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 11 July, 1757; died in Bakersfield, 
Vt., 16 Sept., 1820; married, 25 Dec, 1790, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Col. Josiah Fay* of Southboro, Mass.; born there, 28 April, 
1767; died in Boston, 9 Nov. 1837. 

Uriah was assessor in Marlboro in 1788; about 1796 he moved 
to Bakersfield, with his wife and two children, in an ox-team. The 
estate of Uriah, Sr., was a long time in being settled, and there were 
eleven children to share it; therefore we find his sons pushing out 
into the wilderness and among the settlers of new towns. Uriah, 
Jr., was appreciative of intellectual attainments, and was instru- 
mental in establishing a small ,but valuable library for the use of 
the pioneer settlement, from which his own children benefited. It is 
said that he never allowed anything to interrupt his children when 
they wished to read. He was one of the leading citizens of Bakers- 
field. Appears to have been a private in the Revolution from 
Marlboro, in Capt. Gates' Co., Col. Ward's Regt., in 1776; and in 
1777, in Capt. Wm. Morse's Co., Col. J. Read's Regt. 
Children, the 2 elder born in Marlboro, the others in Bakersfield: 

i Mary', b. 31 July, 1792; d. 14 July, 1858; m. Hubbel Mitchel, 
who d. ; they res. Fairfield, Vt.; she was widely celebrated for 
her knowledge of the use of medicine, and was a superior nurse. 
Ch. (Mitchel): 
1 Melissa^; 2 Deborah; 3 John; 4 Temple; 5 Fanny Fay. 

* Col. Fay died while in service on Long Island, in the Revolution, and his 
remains were buried in Trinity Church cemetery, N. Y. City. His wife, Mary Fay, 
was fined $300 (?) by the authorities of Southboro for breaking the Sabbath by going 
a mile on horse-back to see her sick daughter. 



FIFTH GENERATION 181 

ii Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan., 1794; m. Cheney Brigham, 258. 
iii Uriah, b. 3 Sept., 1795; d. 14 Nov., 1814; he was in the battle 

of Plattsburg. 
iv Robert, m. (1) Polly Lucas, who d. at the birth of her child; m. 

(2) Mary , who sunaved him; he d. s. p., in Burke, 

N. Y., 7 Dec, 1867. 

V Breck, b. about 1798; was drowned in 1816. 

342 vi Josiah Fay, b. 11 Oct., 1801. 

343 vii Peter Bent, b. 4 Feb., 1807. 

344 viii Benjamin Gott, b. 10 June, 1808. 

ix Sarah, b. 5 March, 1809; m. James B. Jacobs, who d. ; she res., 
a widow, for many years in Boston; she d. 24 Nov., 1891. Al- 
most her entire estate was left to the town of Bakersfield, Vt., 
her native place. Ch. (Jacobs) : 
1 James BJ, d. 20 Dec, 1854, ae. 19; was interred in Mt. Auburn 
Cemetery. 

148 EDWARD^ son of Uriah* and Sarah Breck (Gott) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 13 June, 1764; died 29 May, 1826; 
married Beulah Hawes, born 14 Feb., 1770; died 15 Jan., 1834. 
He was a tanner and lived in Petersham, Mass. 

Children, horn in Petersham: 

i Harriet', b. 11 Dec, 1792; d. in Barre, Mass., 30 Dec, 1864; m. 
9 March, 1814, Paul Rice of Barre, who d, Ch. (Rice), b. in 
Barre: 

1 James B.', b. 7 May, 1829; d. in B., 14 July, 1886; m. 17 
Sept., 1868, Mary M. Wilson of Barre. Ch.; i Mary L.'; ii 
Martin P. 

2 Harriet S., b. 28 Dec, 1830; d. in Weathersfield, Vt, 14 
July, 1876; m. 10 Sept., 1854, Elias W. Ellis, who d. in Weathers- 
field, 30 May, 1879. Ch. (Ellis): 

i James E.% b. 13 Oct., 1863; m. 1887, Nellie C. Boynton; res. 
Claremont, N. H. ; 1 ch. 
ii Roxana, b. 22 June, 1794; d. in St. Almand, C. E., 16 April, 
1881; m. 3 April, 1830, John P. Deal of St. Almand. Ch. 
(Deal), b. there: 

1 Edward FJ, d. in Boston, 20 April, 1901 ; m. Emerson, 

who d. 1903. Ch.: i (Dr.) George F.«; ii (Dr.) Edward E., 
both of Maiden, Mass. 

2 Elvin M., res. unm., Highgate, Vt. 

3 Hiram B., res. unm., St. Almand, Can. " 

4 Daughter, 

845 iii Nancy, b, 10 May, 1796. 
346 iv Artemas, b. 22 Oct., 1799. 

V Mary Ann, b. 26 Sept., 1801 ; d. 27 June, 1828, unm. 

vi Elvira, b. 14 June, 1803; d. 8 Jan., 1890; m. 16 April, 1828, 
James, son of James H. Holland; b. in Barre, 14 March, 1799; 
d. there, 22 Sept., 1880. Ch. (Holland), b. in Barre: 

1 Maria Louisa'', b. 2 May, 1830; d. 25 March, 1899; m. 16 
Nov., 1852, Joseph G. Balcom, b. in Hague, N. Y., 1 June, 1830; 
d. in Gardner, Mass., 10 Sept., 1891. Ch. (Balcora) : James 
L.^ m. Mrs. Ida Gale Hemmenway of Gardner. 

2 Mary B., b. 26 Nov., 1832; d. 2 Feb., 1899; m. 22 May, 1855, 



182 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

J. Henry May; res. No. Brookfield, Mass. Ch. (May): Henry 

L.^ m. Mabel W. Tenney ; res. Medf ord, Mass ; 3 ch. 

3 Harriet E., b. 20 April, 1841 ; d. s. p., in No. Brookfield, Mass., 

31 March, 1880; m. (1) 22 Oct., 1862, David R. Woods of 

Barre, who d. 1873; m. (2) Isaac M. Boyd, who d. 1891. 

vii Catherine, b. 18 Jan., 1805; d. in Boston, 4 July, 1874; m. 3 

April, 1833, Charles Sibley, b. 14 Jan., 1808; a coal dealer in 

Chelsea, Mass., where he res. and d. Ch. (Sibley), b. in Chelsea: 

1 Charles Edward', b. 1 March, 1835; d. y. 

2 Nelson Hawes, b. 28 Sept., 1838; d. 1900; in Civil War; a 
bank clerk and Chelsea City Marshal. 

3 Catherine ^., b. 9 April, 1841; d. y. 

4 James B., b. 2 Dec, 1842; d. y. 

5 Mary Louisa, b. 5 Feb., 1845; d. y. 

6 Charles Alonzo, b. 12 July, 1848; m. Harriet Merrill; res. 
Highgate Springs, Vt. Ch. : i Charles^; ii Floyd. 

vlii Robert Morris, b. 23 Aug., 1806; d. unm., 8 Feb., 1889, in 
Petersham. 

347 ix Sarah Breck, b. 20 May, 1808. 

X James Sumner, b. 5 Feb., 1811; m. Clarie Henley; d. s. p., in 
Boston, 22 Aug., 1862. 

348 xi Edward, b. 1 Jan., 1814, 

149 PHINEAS^ son of George* and Mary (Bragg) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro^ Mass., 7 Oct., 1757; removed to Eaton, N. Y., 
1810, from Southboro; died there, 17 March, 1813; married, 1785, 
Susanna, daughter of Phineas Howe of Hopkinton, Mass., born 19 
Feb., 1767. 

Children, born in Southboro, except the 2 elder born in Marlboro: 

349 i Timothy', b. 8 Feb., 1786. 

350 ii Phineas, b. 31 Dec, 1787. 

iii Susanna, b. 16 Dec, 1789; d. 1809, se. 19 yrs., 11 mos. ; m. Ebenezer 
Damon. Ch. (Damon) : 
1 Susan Brigham'', b. 31 Oct., 1809; d. 17 Oct., 1885; m. Rev. 
Chancellor Hartshorn. Ch. (Hartshorn): i Emma M.', b. 3 
Dec, 1829; d. 24 Dec, 1872; m. Alonzo M. Poe; 2 ch.; ii John D. 
b. 22 May., 1832; res. Mexico, N. Y.; 3 ch.; iii Frances Mary, 
b. 24 Nov., 1835; m. Prof. DeV. Wood, Stevens Inst., Hoboken, 
N. J.; res. Boonton, N. J.; 4 ch. 

351 iv Sophia, b. 5 May, 1792. 

V Louisa, b. 19 May, 1794; d. 11 Nov., 1796. 
vi George, b. 30 May, 1796; d. ae. 16 days. 

vli Louisa, b. 6 June, 1797; d. 14 Feb., 1860; m. 27 Nov., 1817, 
Harry Knickerbocker. Ch. (Knickerbocker): 

1 Amelia', b. 22 Aug., 1819; m. Rev. William Holroyd; res. 
Cincinnatus and Wyanette, N. Y. Ch. (Holroyd): i Amelia'; 
ii Cordelia; iii Mary; iv William; v Daniel; vi Zira. 

2 Louisa, b. 25 April, 1822; d. 6 Jan., 1854; m. Zira Parce, of 
No. Pitcher, N. Y. Ch. (Parce); i Judson% d.; ii Frank. 

3 Franklin, b. 25 March, 1826; m. Huldah Eldredge; res. Holley, 
N. Y. Ch.: i Adelbert'; ii Frank. 

4 Henry, h. 29 Nov., 1833; m. 24 Dec, 1861, Helen M. Bourne; 
res. Cincinnatus. Ch.: i Irving B.*; ii Elbert. 



FIFTH GENERATION 183 

352 viii George Howe, b. 14 Dec, 1799. 

ix Fitch, b. 11 Jan., 1803; d. unm., Madison, N. Y., ae. 41. 

353 X Salmon, b. 15 July, 1805. 

150 ASHBEL SAMUEL% son of George" and Mary (Bragg) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 March, 1772; died there, 13 
July, 18S9; married, 24 Aug., 1794, Persist daughter of Elijah 
and Ruth (Taylor) Brigham (76) of Southboro; born there, 7 
Oct., or Aug., 1774; died 7 June, 1829- He inherited his father's 
farm in the south part of Marlboro, where Barnabas Brigham re- 
sided in Morse's day, and which is described under 541. Was select- 
man, 1816. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

354 1 Ashbel', b. 1 July, 1800. 

355 ii Vamum, b. 8 July, 1802. 

lii Nahum, b. 24 June, 1804; d. 3 Dec, 1808. 

356 iv Charles, b. 26 Sept., 1806. 

V George, b. 10 April, 1811; d. 23 May, 1870; m. Abby Mallard; 
was town treasurer of Marlboro in 1855, and selectman in 1856. 
Ch.: 

1 Lizzie M.\ b. 5 April, 1848. 

357 Ti Mary, b. 21 March, 1815. 

151 LOVEWELL^ son of Solomon* and Martha (Boyd) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 Dec, 1754; died April, 1824; 
married Betty Rice, who resided in Saxonville, a widow, in Morse's 
day. Was on the Committee to erect " Spring Hill " Meeting-house, 
in 1805, the location of which caused a division in the church, and 
the erection of two meeting-houses instead of one (see Hist, of 
Marlboro). He appears to have marched on the Lexington Alarm 
and to have been in the army in 1777 and in 1780. 

Children: , 

i Sally', b. 22 Feb., 1791, in Saxonville; d. 28 Feb., 1873; m. 1 July, 
1814, John, son of Calvin Pierce; b. in Bolton, Mass., 23 March, 
1786; d. there, 28 April, 1853. Ch. (Pierce), b. in B.: 

1 Susan M.', h. 30 Nov., 1815; m. Levi Johnson. 

2 Harriet E., b. 19 Nov., 1817; d. 2 June, 1821. 

3 John E., b. Q'2 Aug., 1819; m. (1) Elizabeth Lovejoy; m. (2) 
Emeline Trufant; m. (3) Elizabeth Woodbury; res. s. p., 
in Charlestown, Mass. 

4 Albert, b. 17 May, 1831; m. Abigail Moody; res. Boston. Ch.: 
i John*; ii Judson. 

5 Addison B., b. 16 May, 1826; m. Mary W. Sanderson. Ch.: 
i Susan'; ii Harriet; iii Grace. 

ii Nabby, b. 27 Dec, 1792; m. Nathan Fuller; res. Saxonville. 
iii Miriam, b. 17 June, 1794; m. Nathan Polly; res. Waltham. 

358 iv Artemas, b. 27 April, 1796. 

V Sophia, b. 3 Nov., 1797; d. 7 May, 1802. 

vi Patty, b. 29 Oct., 1799; m. (1) Stillman Corey; m. (2) 

SaflFord; res. Fitchburg. 



184 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vii Lydia b 28 Aug., 1801, in Marlboro; m. 5 Jan., 1824 Dexter 

Framin^hL: ^ ^'^^ manufacturer. Ch. (Bigelow), b. in 

1 George William^ b. 31 Oct., 1824; m. Grace Hoyt- res 
Frammgham. Ch.: i George- ii Dr. Enos, and 2 daus 

2 Elizabeth Ann, b. 21 Dec, 1829 

viii Stephen, b. 13 March, 1804; d. 28 May, 1806, from a scald 

" Wlma^' '' ""r'^^'V "• ^^^ ^«^^«'- -«• Aland 

iT no r;c";d ^^'"''"' "'^" ^^ ^^^^ ^° ^-^ --' but there 

\ ^^^ ^V^?^'\''''' ""^ Solomon^ and Martha (Boyd) Brigham- 

?rFTb T ors ir^-^f T'' '''"^ '^^^ ' ^^-^ '^^^^ -'-^^^^ 

w-i, ^^ . ? ^ ^^^^^^ daughter of Edward and SaUy CDunn^ 
Wilkms of Marlboro; born 15 April, 1779; died M Aul, ij^p 
Children, born in Marlboro • 

Who d.; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Haskell) : 

1 Ca/e6J, b. 11 Dec, 1819; d. 23 May, 1900; m Betsey Clark- 
res. Marlboro. Ch.: NeUy F« ^ ' 

2 ^ara;^ £/. b. 4 March, 1822; d. unm., 24 Dec, 1844. 

3 WtlhamB b. 7 Nov., 1825; d. 27 Oct., 1851; m. Catherine M 
Bruce. Ch.: Mary E.«, b. 19 July, 1850. ^atnerine M. 

4 Susan M., b. 14 June, 1827; d. 13 April, 1851. 

fi T u ^o/t^^*-' ^^^^' '"^ M^^ Magennis; res. Marlboro 

QLucy,h m Dec, 1831; d. 26 March, 1905; m. Jan 1852' 

Gea L. Manson, b. 6 Nov., 1827; a merchan and postmaster' 

Dec, 1852 (-w Hudson). Ch. (Manson): Sarah'^R.^b 19 

7 Boena, b. 17 Oct., 1836; d. 1 Jan., 1853 

m (Col) William, b. 20 May, 1804; d. 23 Jan., 1839; m Harriet 
Randal who m. (3) David Coolidge, and d.' 12 sjp" im ™ 
0/, (^01. Wilham was a trader. Ch.: i- » , «^. 

1 Williani', d. 24 May, 1855, se. 19 
iv Solomon, b. 9 Nov., 1806; d. 6 Jan., 1843, s. p.; m. Lucy Ball 
and res. Marlboro, where was a farmer ^ ' 

V Francis, b. 3 April, 1811; d. ae. 2. 
859 vi Francis, b. 12 April, 1813. 
360 vii Charles, b. 11 Dec, 1815. 
viii Infant. 

Br!!h "'h^''- ^^™^^^S^ «- -f Francis^ and Phebe (Ward) 
Bngham; born xn New Marlboro, Mass.; died there, about 1802 
where he also resided; married Mary Cornish. He was in the 
Revolutionary War, a private in Capt. Caleb Wright's company of 
Mmute Men, Col. John Fellows' Regt., which marched on the Lex- 
ington Alarm. He was also a corporal in Lieut Hermon's Co., of 



FIFTH GENERATION 185 

Col. John Brown's Berkshire Co. Regt. He was in several other 
companies and regiments, and was discharged l6 Oct., 1780. 

Children, born in New Marlboro: 

361 1 Artemas Ward', b. 25 Dec, 1781. 

ii Harvey, m. Lois Bidwell; res. Painsville, O. Ch.: 

1 Nelson B?, m. Maria Milliken. Ch.: i Jenny A.'; ii Emma. 

2 Ann P., m. Rev. B. Y. Messenger; res. and d. in Illinois. Ch.: 
(Messenger) : i Mary Ann V.*; ii William. 

3 Eliza L., m. Halbert E. Paine; res. Milwaukee, Wis. 

iii Pliny, twin to Harvey, m. Polina Kasson; res. and d. Canaan, Conn, 
(or Mass.; nothing in Canaan records). Was in the War of 
1812, as a corporal at New London, under Capt. Moses Hayden, 
3 Aug., to 16 Sept., 1813. 
iv Joseph C, lived and d. unm., Rochester, N. Y. 
v Polly, m. Jabez Ward; res. and d. in Illinois or Vernon, N. Y. 
vi Clarissa, m. (1) Asher Robinson; res. Westmoreland, N. Y.; m. 

(2) Shepherd ; d. in Clinton, N. Y. 

vii Parley, m. Matthew Smith; res. and d. Vernon, N. Y. 
viii Cynthia, m. Thomas Wilcox; res. Westmoreland, N. Y., and moved 
to Michigan. 

362 ix Betsey. 

154 JOHN^, son of Francis* and Phebe (Ward) Brigham; born 
in New Marlboro, Mass., 1767; died in Chatham, N. Y., 9 Nov., 
1806, to which place he had removed the same year; married Phebe 
Clark. 

Children, born in New Marlboro: 

363 i John Clark', b. 10 Feb., 1794. 

364 ii Harry, b. 19 June, 1796. 

365 iii Amariah, b. 26 Dec, 1798. 

366 iv Eliza, b. 27 Aug., 1801. 

v Lewis, b. 1805; d. in Hudson, N. Y., 1829, ae. 24. 
vi Phebe Ann, b. 1808; d. in Whitestown, N. Y., 1828. 

155 JOHN^, son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brigham; 
born in Princeton, Mass., 8 Aug., 1758; died in Ackworth, N. H., 
2 April, 1841; married, 24 Jan., 1788, Lydia Howe from Prince- 
ton, who died 28 Nov., 1859. He was in the Revolution. There 
was John, a corporal, and John, a private, from Princeton, and 
probably it was the service of one man. As a corporal he served 
only 27 days in Oct., 1777; marching to reinforce Gen. Gates at 
Saratoga; as a private he served a little over 3 mos. in Col. Rand's 
Worcester Co. Regt. in 1780. Resided first at Alstead, N. H., and 
went to Ackworth in 1805. 

Children, bom in Alstead: 

i Joel', b. 10 Jan., 1790; d. 2 Sept., 1795. 

367 ii Rufus, b. 29 June, 1791. 

iii John, b. 21 April, 1793; m. 22 July, 1835, Mrs. Eunice H. Clark; 
res. Worcester, Vt. Ch., b. there: 



186 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Lydia', b. 7 June, 1836; m. Ide. Ch. (Ide) : i 

Eunice*; ii Mary, d. y. 

2 Susan, b. 25 Aug., 1838. 

3 George W., b. 25 Dec, 1840. 

4 Silas H., b. 17 May, 1843. 

5 Marshall B., b. 1 June, 1846; res. Worcester. 

iv Lucy, b. 6 Aug., 1795; m. 12 Dec, 1821, Jared Beckwith of 
Alstead and Pana, 111.; b. 12 March, 1794. Ch. (Beckwith): 

1 William', b. in Alstead, 14 Oct., 1822; m. and res. in Oregon. 

2 Joel, b. 17 June, 1824; d. 29 April, 1850; m. Lottie Cowgill; 
res. Pana, Ch.: John*. 

3 Silas H., b. 7 March, 1829; d. 7 Jan., 1853. 

4 Milan Sumner, b. 6 June, 1830; 22 Oct., 1857, m. Flora M. 
Putnam; res. Lebanon, Mo. Ch.: i Herbert H.*; ii Flora H.; 
iii Walter E.; iv Lucy M.; v Arthur M. ; vi Vera V.; vii 
Forest P.; viii Fanny O. ; ix Gertrude. 

5 Lydia A., b. 2Q Nov., 1831; 3 Jan., 1854, m. Parker Grimes of 
Springfield, Vt. Ch. (Grimes): i Flora'; Ii LiUie; iii AUie. 

368 V Polly, b. 16 Sept., 1797. 

vi Matilda, b. 12 June, 1800; m. 10 Dec, 1819, Martin Mason; res. 

s. p., Moretown, Vt. 
vii Silas, b. 22 July, 1802; m. 4 Jan., 1834, Sarah Manchester of 
Little Compton, R. I. Ch.: 

1 Sarah E.\ b. 1 Sept., 1839; d. 14 Jan., 1845. 

2 Charles W., b. 6 Apr., 1841; d. unm. 

3 Beriah W., b. 2 June, 1843; d. unm. 

4 Henry W. B., b. 14 June, 1846; d. unm. 

viii Lydia, b. 21 Aug., 1804; d. s. p., 13 April, 1828; m. 12 June, 1826, 
Henry McClure; res. Moretown, Vt.; he m. twice after her death, 
and had a family, 
ix Betsey, b. 30 Oct., 1808; m. 30 Dec, 1833, Almond Wetherbee of 
Northfield, Vt. Ch. (Wetherbee) : 

1 Mary M^^, b. 20 June, 1836; m. John Nichols of Montgomery, 
Ala. 

2 Angeline A., b. 8 July, 1839; m. Albert S. Brownell of Elm- 
hurst, 111. Ch. (Brownell): i Harry G?; ii Helen A. 

3 Lydia M., b. 14 Sept., 1844; m. Charlton Badger of North- 
field, Vt. Ch.: (Badger): i Angeline E.*; ii George K. 

156 STEPHEN^ son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brig- 
ham; born in Princeton, Mass., 9 Aug., 1762; died in Alstead, N. 
H., 16 July, 1839; married 13 Feb., 1791, Louisa M. Howe, born 
24 May, 1768; died 9 July, 1830. In 1790 he went to Alstead, 
being one of the early settlers of the town; was a farmer. 

Children, horn in Alstead: 

i William', b. 15 Dec, 1791; d. 13 Jan., 1792. 

ii Louisa, b. 9 April, 1793; m. 28 March, 1821, John B., son of 
Philip Proctor; b. in Groton, Mass., 6 March, 1792; a farmer, 
res. Sullivan, N. H., and Rutland, Vt. Ch. (Proctor) : 

1 John B:, b. 28 Nov., 1623; m. 22 Feb., 1853, Charlotte Rey- 
nolds at Rutland Center. Ch.: i William', d. y.; ii John; iii 
Mary, who m. A. H. McNeil. 

2 David N., b. 27 May, 1826; d. 18 Nov., 1826. 



FIFTH GENERATION 187 

3 Maria L., b. 24 Oct., 18:37; d. 24 March, 1902; m. 18 Oct, 
1852, George A. King, who d. 21 June, 1891; res. W. Rut- 
land. Ch. (King): i Frank E.^ ii Alice L.; iii William H. 

4 Elbridge W., b. 17 Jan., 1832; d. 15 May, 1832. 

5 Stephen W., b. 13 Nov., 1835; d. 23 Jan., 1903; res. W. 
Rutland, Vt. Ch.: i EUa*; ii Lucj; iii lola; iv Nina. 

iii Persis, b. 28 June, 1795; d. 6 Sept., 1834, in Dalton, N. H.; m. 
16 Jan., 1817, Alvin Brooks of Alstead, b. 24 Aug., 1793; d. in 
Dalton, 31 May, 1856. Ch. (Brooks): 

1 Louisa M.', b. 26 Jan., 1818; d. 9 Sept., 1837. 

2 Rachel P., b. 3 Jan., 1820; d, 7 Dec, 1846. 

3 Austin, b. 22 Dec, 1821; d. 15 Sept., 1850. 

4 Elvira C, b. 27 Jan., 1824; m. 12 Nov., 1850, James Mc- 
Questen at Manchester, N. H. 

5 James N. b. 16 April, 1827. 

6 Benjamin B., b. 4 Nov., 1829. 

369 iv Aaron, b. 20 Oct., 1797. 

370 V Lydia, b. 26 Feb., 1800. 

371 vi David, b. 25 March, 1802. 

372 vii Abram, b. 1 April, 1807. 



157 ABNER^, son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brigham; 
born in Princeton, Mass., 31 May, 1764'; died, probably in Prince- 
ton, 12 Jan., 1823; married Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Charity (Bugbee) Childs; born in Woodstock, Conn., 29 Dec, 1767; 
died in Marietta, O., 31 May, 1841. 

Abner went to Vermont, but subsequently returned to Princeton, 
where he resided on the old Brigham home farm, half a mile west 
of Wachusett Mountain. This farm was in the family for over 
seventy years, occupied by three generations of Brighams, Stephen*, 
Abner^, and Lucius^. 

Children, born in Princeton: 
873 i Wimam% b. 23 Nov., 1789. 

ii Betsey, b. 28 Feb., 1792; d. 12 Aug., 1825; m. Luther Whitaker 
of Princeton. Ch. (Whitaker), b. in Princeton: 

1 Harrief, m. Warren Williams; res. Worcester, where d. ae. 
about 85. Ch. (Williams): i Mary*, b. 1843; d. unm.; ii 
Charles, res. AVorcester. 

2 Charles, has a dau., Mrs. Moses Goodnow* of Princeton. 

3 William, d. in N. Y. 

4 Aaron, res. Westboro, Mass. (5 and 6 names unknown.) 

iii Nancy, b. 8 July, 1794-6; m. 23 Jan., 1823, Joseph Hardy, Jr.; 
res. Worcester; had four or five children; one dau. is Mrs. 
Edwin Spear', 513 63d Street, Englewood, lU. 
374 iv Lucius, b. 2 Dec, 1797. 

V Sophia, b. 27 Feb., 1800; d. in Waterford, O., 8 Nov., 1834; m. 
Leicester Converse. Ch. (Converse) : 
1 Benjamin 0.\ res. 1903, Gypsum, Kan. Ch.: Frank G.', of 
Kalma, Wash, 
vi Lucy, b. 12 June, 1802; res. and d. unm., in Marietta, 26 Sept., 
1887. 



188 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vii Lomsa, b. 17 Aug., 1804; res. and d. unm., in Marietta, 24 Aug.. 

viii As^a^, b. 24 March, 1807; res. and d. unm., in Marietta, 31 Julj, 

ix Sarah M b. 15 Aug., 1809; d. unm., in Marietta, 10 Aug., 1839 
X Charles C, b. 19 Nov., 1811; d. in Beverly, O., 30 July, 1865- 
m 30 Aug., 1842, Relief B., dau. of Michael Story of Beverlr' 
b. 1 Jan. 1821'; d. in Marietta, 8 Feb., 1901. He went west at the 
age of 16 and attended Marion Coll. in Missouri; became a 
farmer and res. in Beverly, where a deacon in Presbyterian church. 
Ch., b. m Beverly: 
ILucy E:, b. 15 June, 1843; res. unm., in Marietta. 
2 AsaM., b. 23 Sept., 1849; m. 26 July, 1876, Mary Richards; 
res. ZanesviUe, O. Ch.: Arthur^, b. 1 Sept., 1877. 

158 LIEUT. ASA^ son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brig- 
ham; born in Princeton, Mass., 2 June, 1767; died there, Ip 
Oct. 1794; married, 1791, Elizabeth, daughter of William* and 
Sibyl (Parker) Marean; born 26 Aug., 1770, in Hubbardston, 
Mass.; died 22 March, 1843; she married (2) Ezra Holden and 
had two sons, Joseph and Justinian, who died. Mr. Holden died 
18 May, 1806. Asa settled on the homestead in Princeton, with 
his father, but dying at the early age of 27, left a small family 
of very young children. The male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Princeton: 
S75 i John«, b. 24 Nov., 1791. 
876 ii Betsey, b. 18 May, 1793. 

iii Sally, b. 4 April, 1795, posthumous; d. 21 July, 1814 
IV Asa, twin to Sally, d. 20 Jan., 1817. 

159 DAVIDS son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brigham; 
born in Princeton, Mass., 8 April, 1771; died in Lowville, Lewis 
Co., N. Y., 27 March, 1853; married, IS Feb., 1802, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Judge Veeder of N. Y. State; born 20 June, 1775; died 24 
June, 1823. He removed to Mohawk Flats, N. Y., about 1795, and 
raised tobacco; then settled on a tract of 100 acres of wild land in 
Lowville, which contained only 5 families. 

Children, the 4 elder born in Denmark, N. Y., the others in Lowville: 
1 Betsey", b. 3 Nov., 1802; d. ^5 Jan., 1831. 

ii Nancy, b. 9 Sept., 1804; m. 27 March, 1834, Jacob Swart, b. 16 
Nov., 1809, at Charlton, N. Y.; res. Hadley, Mich. Ch. (Swart), 
the 5 younger b. in Hadley: 

1 William'', b. in Glennville, N. Y., 8 June, 1835. 

2 Maria, b. in G., 24 May, 1837; m. 25 Feb., 1859, John T. Hart- 
well, b. in Denmark, June, 1839. 

3 Sarah Ann, h. 15 Sept., 1839; d. 16 Oct., 1841. 

4 Emeline, b. 20 Sept., 1841. 

,•- fl!/p°" ^7^°"" ^""l.^"'?^ ^^'^- ^^ ^^= C^iPt- ^nd Major from Cambridge 
im the Revolution; see Mass. Pay Rolls, Vol. 46, p. 19. «-<imDriage, 



FIFTH GENERATION 189 

5 Stephen, b. 16 Oct., 1845. 

6 Ira, b. 29 Sept., 1848. 

7 George, b. 22 Nov., 1850; d. 7 Oct., 1855. 

iii John, b. 21 Nov., 1806; m. Nov., 21, 1838, Eliza S. , b. 

12 Sept., 1809, at Sempronius, N. Y.; res. Hadley, Mich. Ch., 
b. in Hadley: 

1 Aaron Q?, b. 12 May, 1840. 

2 John, b. 29 Aug., 1842. 

3 Eliza Jane, b. 4 Sept., 1845; d. 21 Oct., 1847. 

4 Samuel, h. 2 Dec, 1850. 

5 Charles, b. 29 Sept., 1853; d. 29 Aug., 1854. 

377 iv Aaron, b. 21 Aug., 1809. 

V Maria, b. 2 Sept., 1811; m. in Lowville, Townsend; res. 

Rochester, Minn, 
vi Stephen, b. 8 April, 1813. 
vii Jane, b. 3 Sept., 1815; m. Vroman; res. Verona, Dane 

. Co., Wis. 

160 CAPT. SILAS^ son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brig- 
ham, born in Princeton, Mass., 12 Aug., 1776; died in Brownington^ 
Vt., 15 Jan., 1853; married, 23 Oct., 1807, Rhoda, daughter of John 
and Demis (Gillett) Morey, of Orford, N. H.; born there 30 Jan., 
1787; died in Brownington, 7 Feb., 1862. He was apprenticed to 
a tanner in Alstead, N. H., and finally settled in Brownington, Vt. 

Children, born in Brownington: 

378 i Edmund Sanford^ b. 11 July, 1808. 

379 ii Emily, b. 17 Dec, 1809. 

380 iii John Morey, b. 30 April, 1812. 

381 iv Charles, b. 26 Oct., 1814. 

382 V Albert Smith, b. 19 Aug., 1816. 

vi Demis Morey, b. 18 Sept., 1818; she d. unm., in Newport, Vt., 

14 Oct., 1891. 
vii Samuel Granger, b. 15 Sept., 1820; d. unm., 23 March, 1888. 
viii Mary Ann, b. 5 Aug., 1822; d. 11 May, 1887; m. Hiram KiUam. 
ix Elizabeth Caroline, b. 7 Nov., 1826; d. s. p., 31 May, 1893; m. 

11 Dec, 1847, John L. Edwards; res. Derby, Vt. 

161 AARON^, son of Stephen* and Betsey (Weeks) Brigham; 
born in Princeton, Mass., 13 March, 1781; died in Nashua, N. H., 
3 July, 1840; married, 3 Jan., 1808, Charlotte Read; born 14 Aug., 
1785; died in Marshall, Mich., 7 April, 1850. He resided in several 
places and finally settled in Nashua (see Hist, of Gilsum, N. H.). 

Children : 

i Cordelia P.«, b. 10 April, 1809; d. unm. 

383 ii Elbridge G., b. 29 April, 1809. 

iii Hannah R., b. 28 Dec, 1811; m. 10 April, 1834, Addison A. Aid- 
rich, b. 20 June, 1809; res. Monroe, Mich. Ch. (Aldrich) : 

1 Addison L.\ b. 14 March, 1836. 

2 Hannah Maria, b. 6 Feb., 1838; m. James Brown; res. Monroe. 

3 Anna Eliza, b. 8 July, 1846; d. y. 



190 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iv Wealthj M h 92 Dec, 1813; m. Claudius B. Webster, Sept., 
1845; res. MarshaU, Mich. Ch. (Webster) : 
1 Infant', d. y.; 2 Arabella, b. 22 Feb 1849 

ix Eliza Ann, b. 2 Sept., 1823; d. unm. 

162 CAPT. DANIEL^ son of Winslow^ and Elizabeth (Har- 
rington) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 25 Dec, 1760- died 

T;/' ?S*" ''''' ^""^'^ Thankful, daughter of George 
and Mary (Bragg) Brigham (54); born 7 May, 1765; died 14 
Dec 1824. Inherited the tannery of his father, filled every office 
m the gift of the town, and was the most prominent citizen of his 
day; selectman in 1792-'94-'97-1813; assessor, 1799; town treas- 
urer 1801-1813; town clerk, 1807-1813; representative to the Gen- 
eral Court, 1803, '10, '12-'19. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

1 Mary^ b. 1/ Jan., 1783: m. 10 April, 1803, Capt. John, son of 
Francis and Elizabeth (Brigham) Stevens (63) ; b. in Marlboro, 
b S M. ' ' ^^^^' ^ P'-^^"^"^ citizen. Ch. (Stevens). 

1 Eliza B:, b 10 Sept., 1803; m. 1825, Sidney' Brigham, 451. 

o 5rf- T ^' ^* ^^*-' ^®^^' °^- 1^^^' Curtis' Brigham, 462. 

3 Adeline, h. 12 Jan., 1808; d. unm., 1836. 

4 Harriet, h. 25 Dec, 1809. 

5 John W., b. 5 Feb., 1812. 

6 Charlotte, b. 19 April, 1814; m. Dennis F. Witherbee, son of 

7 Almira, b. 26 May, 1818. 

385 ii George, b. 19 Oct., 1784. 

386 iii Daniel, b. 7 Aug., 1786. 

iv Dexter, twin to Daniel; d. unm., Oct., 1838, in Seneca FaUs. 

vElizabeth b 1 Oct., 1788; d. s. p., 17 AprU, 1863; m. (1) 10 
, ""^' ^f^' Abraham, son of Silas Gates; b. in Marlboro, 1 March, 
1775; d. s. p 22 July, 1829; m. (2) 13 Sept., 1831, Dea. Stephen 

k;nffh ^5 "^^""'^^t^^^ "^^^ ^^'*^^' Brigham, 202. Mr. Gates 

kept the famous " Wilhams Tavern" in Marlboro, and gave $1000 

to endow Marlb. Academy. Ch. (Gates) : s ^^ uvi^ 
1 William Bradford', who d j 

^'Itt^"^'^: '' f"^ ''^'' '"• ' ^^^•' 1813' I^"f"«' son of 
in MarToro ' '"^ Marlboro, 30 July, 1789. Ch. (Stow), b. 

1 William Bradford', b. 14 March, 1828; 2 Almira, m. Dea. Leyi 

hofo"lT)^"^^"""'?u^'^'' "^ ^^g«^' ^«- Marl- 

T' \.??^'^^''*"^' ^- John H. Maynard, res. Marlboro; and 6 
other children. 

387 vii William, b. 3 Aug., 1793. 

388 viii Winslow, b. 29 May, 1795. 

ix Amariah, b. 23 July, 1797; d. unm. 30 July, 1826, in Bermuda. 



FIFTH GENERATION 191 



389 X Freeman, b. 4 May, 1800. 

390 xi Charlotte, b. 1 June, 1802. 

391 xii Harriet, b. 4 Dec, 1804. 

392 xiii Laura Ann, b. 17 March, 1807. 



163 CAPT. AARON^ son of Winslow* and Elizabeth (Har- 
rington) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 22 Nov., 1762; died 
in Marlboro, 23 March, 1831; married, 28 Sept., 1785, Betty (or 
Betsey), daughter of Edward and Submit (Forbush) Barnes; born 
2 April, 1766; died 4 May, 1858. Resided near Williams Pond; 
was assessor in 1800-'06, '10, and selectman in 1795, '96, 1802-'05. 
Was in the Revolution as a private in Capt. Amasa Cranston's Co., 
Col. Saml. Dennis' Regt., for a month in 1779; in 1780 was in the 
Continental Army and discharged Jan. 13, 1781. He was 5 ft. 8 
in. in height and of a light complexion. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Lydia«, b. 5 Feb., 1786; m. 12 Oct., 1808, Windsor, son of Benja- 
min Howe; b. in Marlboro, 12 Oct., 1785; d. 1857; res. Lowell, 
Mass. 
ii Sarah, b. 9 Dec, 1787; d. 4 July, 1791. 

iii Betty, b. 12 Aug., 1789; m. 25 March, 1809, Jonathan, son of 
Thomas and Abigail (Hapgood) Rice; b. in Marlboro, 30 Nov., 
1786; d. 1860. Ch. (Rice), b. in Marlboro: 

1 AbigaiV, b. 21 July, 1810; m. 15 Nov., 1832, John F., son of 
Stephen Rice; b. in Marlboro, 7 Jan., 1809. 

2 Eli, b. 24 April, 1812. 

3 Thomas, b. 12 June, 1814. 

4 Lucy, b. 20 Aug., 1816. 

5 Aaron Brigham, b. 14 Feb., 1819. 

6 Caroline E., b. 8 Feb., 1821. 

7 Sarah Ann, b. 11 July, 1823. 

8 Joseph A., b. 16 Jan., 1826. 

9 William, b. 6 Aug., 1828. 

10 Charlotte Brigham, b. 6 March, 1834. 
iv Sally, b. 25 March, 1792; m. 1 Sept., 1811, Capt. Abraham, son 
of Archelaus and Lucy (Howe) Howe; b. 18 July, 1789; res. 
Lowell, where he d. (See Hist, of Marlboro.) 
393 V Aaron, b. 20 March, 1798. 

164 MAJOR JEDEDIAH^ son of Winslow* and Elizabeth 
(Harrington) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 15 Sept., 1776; 
died there, 22 April, 1846; married, 17 Aug., 1791^ Lydia, daugh- 
ter of William and Lydia (Morse) Boyd; born in Marlboro, 18 
June, 1770 ; died 28 April, 1824. 

He inherited the homestead of his great-grandfather Samuel, 
near the tannery in the southeast part of Marlboro, and was active 
in town affairs; assessor in 1804 and '08; selectman in 1810, '14- 
'16; town clerk in 1814, and town treasurer from 1814-18. He 



192 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

also represented Marlboro in the General Court; was interested 
in military affairs and rose to the rank of Major. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Betsey Winslow^ b. 28 Nov., 1791; d. 5 Oct., 1819; ra. 1 June, 
1813, Sarauel, son of Thaddeus Warren; b. in Marlboro, 1 June, 
1777; d. 3 Feb., 1852; he m. (2) Rebecca Morse. Ch. (Warren), 
b. in Marlboro: 

1 Elizabeth Brigham\ b. 2i April, 1814; m. (1) 1836, Dana 
Clark; m. (2) 1845, William Stetson, who d. 1890, ae. 91; 
she res. Marlboro in 1903; had 6 ch. by 2d marriage. 

2 Samuel Edward, b. 1 May, 1816; d. 12 Oct., 1888; m. 1839, 
Elizabeth Wilson, who d. 1890; 2 ch. 

3 Lucy Stevens, b. 25 Oct., 1817; d. 16 Sept., 1887; m. 1841, 
Edward Goodale; had 3 daus. 

4 John Winslow, b. 25 Sept., and d. 23 Oct., 1819. 

ii Lydia, b. 28 Oct., 1793; d. 23 Oct., 1875; m. 8 May, 1815, Lyman, 
son of Stephen Morse; b. 10 Nov., 1792; d. 17 Aug., 1849; res. 
Southboro, Mass. Ch. (Morse), exact order of birth not known; 
b. in Southboro: 

1 Porter', b. 1816; d. Aug., 1858. 

2 Ocean A., m. 26 Sept., 1842, Addison G. Fay. 

3 Lyman B., b. 1820; d. 18 Sept., 1864; m. 4 Oct., 1847, Louisa 
C. Blodgett. 

4 Burleigh, b. 1822; m. (1) 1848, Ann Janette Brigham, dau. 
of 293; m. (2) 1857, Mary A. Wise. 

5 Lydia B., m. 29 Oct., 1845, Moses B. Garfield. 

6 Charles F., m. 26 Oct., 1855, Angie H. Bigelow. 

7 Martha 0., m. 1856, Lewis F. Ball. 

8 Frederic H., m. 1858, Emily F. Hayden, 

9 Jedediah, m. 30 Sept., 1860, Margaret T. Sawyer, 

iii Lucy, b. 2 May, 1796; d. 5 Sept., 1830; m. 28 Dec, 1819, Timothy 

Patch of Stow, Mass., b. 12 Nov., 1793; d. in Nashua, N, H., 13 

March, 1827. Ch. (Patch), b. in Stow: 

1 Lucy Ann', b. 27 March, 1821; d. in Boxboro, Mass., 16 Aug., 

1844; m. Levi W. Stevens. Ch. (Stevens): Mary L.% m. 

Alfred Brown of W. Acton, Mass. 

2 John Winslow, b. 23 Dec, 1822; d. in Neenah, Wis., 27 April, 
1856; m. Mary A. Haskell. Ch.; i John W., Jr.'; ii Alfred B. 

3 Timothy Brigham, b. 14 Sept., 1824; d.; res., 1904, s. p., in 
Marlboro; m. Lucy A. Bennett. 

394 Iv Jane, b. 23 April, 1798. 

V Hannah L., b. 3 Oct., 1802; d. 31 March, 1832; m. George Peters, 
Jr.; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Peters): 1 George L., b. 3 March, 1825; 
m. Ann M. Stevens. Ch.: 1 E-ffie M.; 2 Lydia B. 

395 vi Ashley, b. 9 Oct., 1804. 

vii Jedediah, b. 11 Aug., 1806; d. unm., 1 Dec, 1829. 
896 viii Joel, b. 16 Dec, 1808. 
397 ix William Pitt, b. 30 Aug., 1811. 

X Augusta, b. 10 March, 1814; m, John W. Stevens of Marlboro. 
Ch. (Stevens), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Ocean Augusta', b. 1 Dec, 1840; d. 16 Sept., 1861; m. Benja- 
min H. Witherbee. 

2 Eliza Brigham, b. 31 Oct., 1845; m. Frederick A. Lewis. 




Major Jedediah Brigham, of Marlboro (161) 



FIFTH GENERATION 193 

165 ELIZABETH^ daughter of Winslow* and Elizabeth (Har- 
rington) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 5 March, 1769; died 
29 Nov., 1831; married, l6 Sept., 1788, William, son of Solomon 
and Judith (Hapgood) Barnes; born in Marlboro, 3 Sept., 1766; 
died 7 March, 1823. 

Children (Barnes), born in Marlboro: 

1 Elizabeth", b. 17 Dec, 1788; d. 23 Aug., 1845; m. 22 Oct., 1841, 

Elisha Crosby. 
ii Samuel, b. 20 April, 1790; d. 2 June, 1816. 

iii Winslow, b. 12 April, 1792; d. 1861; m. 1817, Nancy Newton, 
iv Solomon, b. 16 April, 1794; m. 17 April, 1822, Sarah Howe. 

V John, b. 17 June, 1796; d. 10 Sept., 1855; m. 1836, Sarah Bush, 
vi Judith, b. 16 Dec, 1797; m. 24 March, 1819, Eli Cunningham. 

vii Lucy, b. 15 July, 1800; d. 17 Oct., 1851; m. 4 Nov., 1819, James 

son of Sylvanus Howe; b. in Marlboro, 22 Feb., 1792. 
viii Lydia, b. 2 Nov., 1802. 
ix Catherine, b. 7 Feb., 1805 ; m. May, 1835, Amasa Bishop. 
X William, b. 17 May, 1807; d. 1 April, 1822. 
xi Emilia, b. 26 Feb., 1810; m. Sept., 1856, James Howe, 
xii Charlotte, b. 4 Jan., 1813; d. 1856; m. Nov., 1843, Joseph Johnson. 

166 ARTEMAS^ son of Winslow* and Elizabeth (Harring- 
ton), Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 13 May, 1776; died 3 
July, 1862; married, 1798, Lydia, daughter of Capt. William and 
Lydia (Chamberlain) Brigham (74); bom 29 Dec, 1776. He set- 
tled in Bridgton, Me, 

Children, born in Bridgton: 

i Lydia«, b. 5 July, 1799; d. 21 Jan., 1885; m. 26 May, 1825, William 
P. Holden of Bridgton, b. 1 Nov., 1799; d. 11 Nov., 1889. Ch. 
(Holden), the 2 elder b. in Raymond, Me., the 2 younger in 
Waterville, Me.: 

1 Lydia Augusta', b. 26 Oct., 1827; d. 2 Dec, 1883; res. Port- 
land, Me. 

2 Esther Damon, b. 21 Sept., 1829; a teacher, res. Hudson, 
Mass. 

3 Laura Ann, b. in Portland, 7 Aug., 1834; d. 6 Dec, 1859; res. 
Hudson. 

4 Charles William, b. 7 Aug., 1837; m. 18 Sept., 1864, Martha S. 
Willard of Harvard, Mass., b. Sept., 1849; res. Hudson. Ch.: 
i William O.S b. 15 June, 1867; a teacher, res. Hudson; ii 
(Prof.) Charles A., b. 14 July, 1872; at Dartmouth Coll; m. 
Gertrude Robinson of AUston, Mass.; iii Martha Martina, b. 
5 May, 1876; res. Hudson. 

5 Ellen Maria, b. 25 Feb., 1840; d. 29 April, 1865. 

ii Laura, b. 26 March, 1801; d. ; m. Larkin Woodbury, who d.; 

res. Lynn, Mass. 
iii Jefferson, b. 25 Jan., 1803; d. 12 April, 1850; unm.; a manfr. 
of woolen goods; res. Bridgton. 
898 iv James Madison, b. 14 March, 1805. 

V Sophia, b. 9 Jan, 1808; d. in Bridgton; m. Alpheus Gibbs of 
Bridgton and Boston. Ch. (Gibbs), b in Bridgton: 



194 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Sophia', b. 1828; d. y. 

2 Aaron, b. 20 July, 1830; m. 1858, Eliza Walker of Bridgton; 
he was a farmer. Ch.: i Benjamin W.*, m. Leola Dodge; res. 
s. p., Bridgton. 

3 Charles B., b. 22 Jan., 1835; m. 1858, Sarah Billings; res. 
Bridgton. Ch.: i Harry CS d. s. p., 1902; ii Fred C, res. 
Bridgton. 

4 Lydia A., b. 28 Aug., 1837; m. 16 Aug., 1867, Col. Elias Briggs, 
son of Jacob Baldwin; he was Lieut. Col. of 8th Mo. Cavalry 
Vols., U. S. A., in Civil "War.; res. Edna, Kan. Ch. (Baldwin) : 
1 Edwin Miles^ b. 22 July, 1868; d. unm., 4 May, 1890; ii 
JuUa Anna, b. 15 Aug., 1870; m. 17 Sept., 1890, Ollie W. 
BaU; 2 ch. 

5 Mary E., b. 9 April, 1840; m. Micajah Gleason; res. Bridg- 
ton. Ch. (Gleason): i Charles E.S of Bridgton; ii George, 
res. Camden, Me.; iii WiUiam, d. unm. 

vi Dana, b. 16 Jan., 1811; d. 20 Feb., 1867; m. Mary Ann Larrabee; 
res. Westbrook, Me. Ch. : 

1 Mary AJ, m. J, H. Fogg of Portland, Me.; d. s. p., soon 
after. 

2 Joseph D., m. Etta Hazleton; res. a merchant, Westbrook, 
Me., s. p. 

vii Mary, b. 14 May, 1813; d. 25 May, 1875; res. imm., in Boston, 
viii Dexter, b. 28 Feb., 1816; d. 24 Oct., 1822. 
ix Ann, b. 30 March, 1819; d. 27 Sept., 1854; m. 29 March, 1840, 
Elijah H. Bagnall, b. 1816; they res. Chelsea, Mass. Ch. (Bag- 
nail), b. in Chelsea: 

1 Wilbur Fisk\ b. 14 Jan., 1841 ; d. 28 Dec, 1859. 

2 Emma Brigham, b. 16 July, 1843; d. 28 Nov., 1862. 

3 Edwin Elijah, b. 6 Nov., 1845; d. 14 June, 1864. 

4 Anna Theresa, b. 9 July, 1848; d. 4 Feb., 1865. 

5 Charles Dana, b. 5 June, 1851 ; m. 9 Jan., 1879, Mary L. 
Belcher, b. 15 Dec, 1859; res. Dorchester. Ch.: Florence May*, 
b. 5 Dec, 1879. 

6 Henry Ward, b. 4 Jan., 1854; d. 1 July, 1875. 



167 LUCY^, daughter of Winslow* and Elizabeth (Harring- 
ton) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 28 June, 1779; died 23 
Nov., 1850; married, 29 Oct., 1799, Capt. Eli (known as " Dea."), 
son of Peter Rice; born in Marlboro, 8 Oct., 1777; died 4 May, 
1851. He was a deacon. Justice of the Peace, and Representative 
to the General Court. 

Children (Rice), born in Marlboro: 

i Levina«, b. 19 Oct., 1800; m. 21 April, 1817, Otis Russell, b. in 

Marlboro, 24 April, 1793; they had 17 ch.; she d. 28 Aug., 1883. 

ii Matthias, b. 10 July, 1802; d. 8 June, 1841; m. Martha Brigham, 

587; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 
iii Lucy Brigham, b. 2 April, 1804; d. 10 Jan., 1805. 
iv Emily, b. 10 Nov., 1806; d. 4 Feb., 1836; m. 18 April, 1826, 

Edward Phelps, b. 28 March, 1805; he m. (2) Sophronia Rice. 
V Betsey, b. 7 Oct., 1808; d. 27 Aug., 1819. 
vi Lucy, b. 16 Jan., 1811; d. 11 Feb., 1812. 



FIFTH GENERATION 195 

vii Sophronia, b. 1 Feb., 1813; d. 3 Sept., 1877; m. Edward Phelps, 

widower of her sister Emily, 
viii Peter, b. 10 March, 1815; d. unm., 25 Feb., 1841. 
ix Laura A., b. 27 April, 1817; d. 16 Dec, 1875; m. William Hersey. 
X Sophia, b, 5 March, 1819; m. 1851, Demiis Witherbee; res. 

Marlboro; living in 1905. 
xi Winslow Brigham, b. 24 May, 1821; d. 3 July, 1876; m. 23 Nov., 

1842, Emeline L. Stow; moved to Ohio, 
xii Abraham W., b. 7 May, 1823; d. 12 Sept., 1885; m. 1844, Abby 
W. Albee. 

168 FORTUNATUS^ son of Abraham* and Phebe (Martin) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Sept., 1759; died 4 Nov., 
1834; married, 28 Aug., 1783, Martha, daughter of Daniel and 
Martha (Brigham) Barnes; born 9 May, 1766, in Marlboro; died 
10 Oct., I860. Resided in Northboro. 

Children, born in Northboro : 

i Polly° (Mary), b. 3 Nov., 1783; m. Moses^ Brigham, 219. 
ii Phebe, b. 4 July, 1785; d. 22 Oct., 1813; m. George Chase; res. 
Northboro. Ch. (Chase) : 
1 Mary Ann', b. 20 Jan., 1811. 

3 George B., b. 28 Aug., 1813; d. 12 April, 1857. 
iii Abraham, b. 11 July, 1788; d. Nov., 1813; m. Betsey Wright; 
res. Northboro. Ch.: 

1 Lyman'; 2 Lucy, m. Miller. 

iv Nancy, b. 29 June, 1791; d. 10 June, 1850; m. Joel Brigham, 490. 
V Samuel, b. 24 April, 1794; d. 13 Dec, 1795. 

399 vi Samuel, b. 20 Sept., 1796. 

400 vii Martin, b. 25 Aug., 1799. 

401 viii Lincoln, b. 13 May, 1803. 

402 ix Edward Leonard, b. 8 Oct., 1806. 

X Martha Barnes, b. 22 Aug., 1809; m. Moses William Maynard, 
b. 29 Sept., 1805; res. Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Maynard): 

1 Martha Adelaide', b. 8 Oct., 1833; d. 31 July, 1865. 

2 Malcolm Williams, b. 22 Dec, 1836. 

3 Myron, b. 8 July, 1839; d. 27 Dec, 1843. 

4 Mander Alvan, b. 15 Sept., 1841. 

169 LEWIS% son of Asa* and Elizabeth (Warren) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 24 March, 1756; died 22 Feb., 1803; 
married, 18 Sept., 1786, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Susanna 
(Weeks) Rice; born in Marlboro, 8 April, 1767; died 15 June, 1797. 
He settled in Marlboro. He probably marched on the Lexington 
Alarm in Capt. Wm. Brigham's Company. 

Children, born in Marlboro : 

403 i Asa», b. 31 Aug., 1788. 

ii Sukey (or Susanna), b. 12 April, 1790; m. 29 Jan., 1809, Stephen, 
son of Artemas and Mary (Bigelow) Howe; b. in Marlboro, 21 
March, 1780; his grandmother was Ruth* Brigham, 31. Ch. 
(Howe), b. in Marlboro: 



196 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Nahum BJ, b. 5 June, 1809; 2 Mary L., b. 7 Maj^, 1812; S 
Elhridge, b. 15 Nov., 1816; res. Marlboro; 4 Benjamin S., 
h. 12 Dec., 1823; 5 Alfred G., b. 8 July, 1825, and 2 other 
daus. 
iii Sally, b. 5 June, 1792; m. 18 July, 1811, Rufus Bruce of Sudbury. 
Ch. (Bruce): ' 

; 1 Rufus L.\ res. New Orleans. 

iv Mary, b. 16 Aug., 1794; m. Amory, son of Abraham and Eliza- 
beth (Wetherbee) Howe of Marlboro; b. 3 Sept., 1795; they res. 
N. Y., and had 12 ch., several of whom are in the learned pro- 
fessions. 
V Abigail, b. 2 Aug., 1796; m. Benjamin Weeks Allen; res. Am- 
herst. Ch. (Allen): 
1 Benjamin WJ; 2 Susan; 3 Mary; 4 Lewis; 5 James. 

170 JOTHAM^ son of Asa* and Elizabeth (Warren) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 18 Nov., 1761; died 26 March., 
1810; married Lucy Thompson of Sudbury, who died in Lan- 
caster, Mass., 20 Dec, 1830, ae. 71. Resided in .Marlboro and was 
a farmer and tailor. 

Children, horn in Marlboro : 

1 Betsey^, b. 30 July, 1785; m. Int., 28 Feb., 1806, James Mallard 
of Lancaster; she joined the church in Lancaster, in 1807. Ch. 
(Mallard), born in Lancaster: 

1 Eliza Brigham', bapt. 2 Feb., 1807; d. 11 Jan., 1810. 

2 James, bapt. 19 Jan., 1809; d. 11 Jan., 1810. 

3 James, bapt. 15 Feb., 1811; d. 10 Aug., 1813. 
A< Ann Sophia, bapt. 24 April, 1814. 

5 Abigail, bapt. 29 Sept., 1816. 
11 Lucy, b. 15 Jan., 1787; m. 30 May, 1808, Edward, son of Edward 
and Submit (Forbush) Barnes; b. 30 April, 1778; d. 24 Jan., 
1851; she was living in the early sixties. Ch. (Barnes): 

1 {Dr.) Edward F:, b. in Marlboro, 1809; m. Maria E. Brig- 
ham, dau. of 354. 

2 (Dr.) Henry, b. 1811; res. Northboro. 

3 {Dr.) Charles W., res. Wayland. 
And 5 others. 

404 iii Otis, b. 8 Oct., 1788. 

405 iv Henry, b. 3 May, 1790. 

406 v John, b. 1 Aug., 1792. 

407 vi Hastings, b. 4 Aug., 1794. 

408 vii Sophia, b. 11 July, 1796. 

viii Charles Lee, b. 14 Oct., 1800; m. Roama V. Atkins; res. Dor- 
chester, Mass. 

171 CAPT. CHARLES^ son of William* and Sarah (Prentice) 
Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 27 July, 1769; died there, 2 
Dec, 1847; married, 20 Oct., 1797, Susanna, daughter of Dea. 
Nicholas Baylis, who was brother of Dr. WiUiam Baylis of Digh- 
ton and father of Nicholas Baylis, a justice of the Supreme Court 
of Vermont; she was born 10 Aug., 1778; died 10 June, 1837. 



FIFTH GENERATION 197 

Capt. Charles was, 18 Sept., 1792, sergeant in Wheeler's Co., 2d 
Regt., 2d Brigade, 7th Div. of the Militia; resigned as captain 20 
Jan., 1809. Inherited the homestead on " Brigham Hill " in Graf- 
ton, and lived there until his death, which, owing to his excellent 
health and constitution, was the result of almost his first sickness. 

Children, born in Orafton: 

409 i Charles', b. 22 May, 1799. 

11 Susanna Baylls, b. 13 Feb., 1802; d. 5 March, 1804. 
ill Susanna Baylis, b. 24 May, 1804; m. 1844, Dr. Joslah Klttrldge; 
res. Nashua, N. H.; d. s. p. 

410 iv William, b. 26 Sept., 1806. 

411 V Nicholas, b. 2 Oct., 1808. 

vi Solomon, b. 12 Nov., 1810; d. unm., a merchant In Grafton, 8 
Oct., 1841. 

412 vli Hannah, b. 11 March, 1813. 

413 vlii Sarah, b. 7 May, 1815. 

Ix Lucy Abigail, b. 25 July, 1817; was grad. Mt. Holyoke Sem., 
1839; m. 1861, Francis Merrifield; s. p. 

414 X Maria Caroline, b. 26 June, 1820. 

xi Cornelia Antoinette, b. 17 Nov., 1823; was at Mt. Holyoke Sem- 
inary in 1843; m. 5 July, 1860, Calvin Taft of Worcester, Mass., 
where she resides, s. p. 

172 SUSANNA^ daughter of William* and Sarah (Prentice) 
Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 27 Nov., 1770; died 9 Sept., 
1850; married, 6 March, 1792, Capt. Ephraim, son of Col. John 
Goulding of Grafton; born there, 4 Sept., 1765; died 14 Jan., 1838. 
Was a tanner and owned much land; was a prominent citizen and 
frequently served as selectman. 

Children (Goulding), bom in Orafton: 

1 Susanna", b. 25 March, 1793; m. Ezekiel Brigham', son of 205; s. p." 
ii Sally, b. 24 Jan., 1795; d. unm. 
iii John, b. 19 Jan., 1797; was grad. Yale CoU., A. B., 1821; M. D., 

Yale, 1824; settled in Stratford, Conn., where d. 10 Jan., 1860. 
iv Ephraim, b. 25 Feb., 1799; d. 25 June, 1800. 
v Ephraim, b. 11 July, 1801; m. (1) Eunice Dunsmore; m. (2) 

Emily Carter; res. Millbury, Mass. 
vi William, b. 22 Dec, 1804; d. in N. Y. City; m. Ada Jewett. 
vli Solomon E., b. 28 Nov., 1807; m. (1) Lucy A. Nichols; m. (2) 

Nancy P. Robinson, 
viii Lucy E., twin to Solomon, m. Harvey J. Pratt, 
ix Palmer, b. 11 Oct., 1809; m. (1) Fanny W. Maynard; m. (2) 

Ann Cutting. 
X Charles, b. 15 Nov., 1812; m. Emily A. Miles; res. Mobile, Ala. 

173 SALLY% daughter of William* and Sarah (Prentice) 
Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 12 Sept., 1780; died 26 Aug., 
1870; married (1) 1798, Benjamin, son of Nathaniel Kingsbury; 
born in Dedham, Mass., 1776; died in Grafton, Aug., 1799; he 



198 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

owned a store there; married (2) Jeremiah Flagg of Grafton (who 
married [1] Lydia Drury) ; born 26 Dec, 1779; died 27 Aug., 

Child {Kingsbury), horn in Grafton: ' 

' RhIT'"'' ^' ?« fr^''^' '"''' ^^^"^h* "P b7 his grandfather 
M.f^L ""; ol .^''•' '""'' "^"^"^ St«"^ «^ Grafton; b. 23 
May, 1804; d^27 May, 1872; he owned miUs in CentreviUe; held 
many town offices; State Representative, etc. Ch • 
1 Sarah'; 2 Julia, both d. y. 

3 Albert, of Kingsbury Bros., Quincy, lU. 

4 Henry, oil operator in Penn. 

5 William; 6 Hannah, both d. y, 

6 Lyman, res. Quincy, 111. 

7 Charles, Gen. Mgr. Chester & Iron Mt. Ry., Chester, lU 

8 Horace, res. Titusville, Pa. j , ■ 

9 Edward, was grad. Harvard Coll., 1875, and Law School, 1876- 
practices m Worcester, * 

Children (Flagg), born in Grafton: 

ii Lydia D., b. 27 Nov., 1802; m. George W. Hale 
m Charles A., b. 25 Nov., 1804; res. Boston, 
iv Sarah A., b. 11 Jan., 1807; d. 16 Jan., 1832 

^ hadTons'. ^" ^^ ^''^" ^^^^'' ""• ^^'''' ^- '^"™''' cordwainerj 

1 George'; 2 Charles; 3 William, all of Boston 
VI Samuel C, b. 19 Oct., 1819; d. 25 May, 1841. 

174 PERSIS^ daughter of William^ and Sarah (Prentice) 
Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 4 Aug., 1786; died 5 March, 
1871; married, 1804, Leonard, son of Paul Wheelock of Grafton- 
born 4 Sept., 1785; died 13 July, 1858. 

Children (Wheelock), born in Grafton- 

' ^fm ^"^^^°''' ^- ^ ^^^^h, 1805; m. Sophia Brigham^ dau. 

ii Sophronia, b. 7 Aug., 1807; m. Willard S. Wood, 
m Gardner L., b. 27 July, 1810; d. 25 March, 1870; m. 1832, Caro- 
line A. Wood, b. 7 Oct., 1813. Ch.: 
1 Henry'; 2 Clarendon; 3 Susan; others d. y 
IV Mary Brigham, b. 28 Aug., 1813; d. 1 Sept., 1874 

m. (2) 1838, Abby Pollard; m. (3) 1845, Lucy PoUard. Ch.: 
_ 1 Charles'; 2 Candace; 3 Francis; 4 Ida; others d y 
" Solomon Brigham, b. 7 Sept., 1817; m. Ruth HaU. 
yii Wilham R., b. 17 Aug., 1822; m. Caroline E. Brewer, 
viu Francis A., b. 21 Oct., 1828; m. Esther C. Briggs 



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SIXTH GENERATION 

175 SARAH% daughter of Moses^ and Mehitabel (Grout) 
Brigham, born in Westboro, Mass., 18 April, 1751, at the home- 
stead; died there, £0 Aug., 1827; married, 2 July, 1772, Jonathan, 
son of Dea. Jonathan Forbes of Westboro; born there, 1 March, 
1746; died there, 5 June, 1805. 

Through this marriage, the old Moses Brigham house on West 
Main Street passed into the Forbes family. Sarah's husband was 
a deacon in the church, and one of the leading men of the day. She 
willed each of her grand-children a Bible. 

Children (Forbes), born in Westboro: 

i Moses% b. 18 April, 1773; d. s. p.; m. 22 May, 1797, Abigail 

Baker, b. 1 Sept., 1776. 
ii (Dea.) Jonathan, b. 6 Dec, 1775; d. 6 Jan., 1861; m. 17 Jan., 
1802, Esther, dau. of Ebenezer and Esther (Fay) Chamberlain; 
b 28 April, 1780; d. 2 Feb., 1867; res. in Westboro, in the 
« Forbes house "; held most of the town offices, and was a leader 
in the church. Ch., b. in W.: 

1 Susanna Brigham', b. 16 April, 1803; d. s. p., 22 Aug., 1851; 
m. Rev. Charles Forbush, 6 Nov., 1833. 

2 Julia Miranda, b. 25 June, 1804; d. in Alexandria, Va., Feb., 
1868; m. 29 Nov., 1832, Rev. John Wilde; 1 dau. 

3 Jonathan, b. 20 Nov., 1806; d. 24 Jan., 1820. 

4 Daniel H., b. 13 Sept., 1809; d. 18 May, 1854; m. (1) Jane 
Baker; m. (2) Mary A. White; 3 ch. by 2d wife. 

5 Esther Louise, b. 22 June, 1810; d. Oct., 1812. 

6 Moses, b. 26 Sept., 1812; d. 25 April, 1851; m. Eliza L. South- 
wick of Grafton; 2 ch. 

7 Ephraim Trowbridge, b. 25 March, 1815; d. 2 Aug., 1863; 
m 13 Sept., 1842, Catherine, dau. of William and Nancy 
(Avery) White; b. 25 July, 1815. Ch.: i Catherine S.; u 
Esther L.; iii William T., m. dau. of 414; iv Frank W. 

8 Eliza Sophia, b. 7 Jan., 1821; d. unm. 

iii (Mai.) Holland, b. 7 July, 1777; d. 4 Nov., 1842; m. 7 Nov., 1803, 
Polly Wheelock, b. 5 Sept., 1783; d. 25 Feb., 1858. Ch.: 

1 3Iary W.\ b. 14 March, 1805; d. 14 April, 1882; m. 

Bowman, d. 

2 Holland, b. 22 July, 1806; d. 17 June, 1870; m. Lydia A. 
Brigham, dau. of 296. 

3 Joseph W., b. 26 Aug., 1810; d. s. p., 4 Sept., 1876; m. 
Lucretia . 

4 Charles B., b. 20 Oct., 1813; m. Marion Rider, dau. of 237. 

5 Julia S., b. 30 June, 1816. 

6 John S., b. 30 June, 1817; m. Persis G. Bowman. 

7 Ephraim, b. 27 April, 1818; m. Harriet Childs. 

8 George B., b. 4 March, 1823; m. Nancy Temple. 

201 



202 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

9 Sarah A., b. 22 Oct., 1826; m. Solomon J. Taft 
_ \0 Henry B., b. 2Q Aug., 1829; m. Anna Harrington. 

'^ G^ddard' " ^^^*" ^^^^' '^^ '• P" ^ ^°^-' ^^^^' «^- ^^^^y 

V Sarah, b. 13 Oct., 1782; d. s. p., 12 Oct., 1851; m. John San- 

vi Hannah, b. 18 April, 1785; d. s. p.; m. Silas Maynard. 

^" ^ r \ll^''t '^^'^' '^- ^ N«^-' 1^11' Mary Wadsworth, b. 
9 Jan., 1791; d. 15 Oct., 1861. Ch.- 

1 Ebenezer W.\ b. 14 Jan., 1813; m. Lutheria Longley. 

2 Eha.E., b 9 Oct., 1814; m. (1) Harriet T. Harrington; m. 
(2) Hepsibah G. Clapp. ^ ' 

3 Lewis, b. 25 Oct., 1816; m. Clarissa Farnham. 

4 Mary G., b. 24 Dec, 1818; m. Thomas H. Wetherby 

5 Hannah E., b. 19 Nov., 1820; m. 23 Jan., 1848, Thomas B. 
-Ci. l^ope. 

6 Lucy B h. 12 Nov., 1824; m. William H. Harrington. 

7 Sarah Bngham, b. 3 May, 1827; d. 29 Aug., 1845 

• vm Na^ncy, b. 24 May, 1790; d. 30 June, 1832; m Samuel Chamber- 

ix Achsah, b 22 June 1794; d. 16 Sept., 1880; m. 30 Nov., 1815, 
Eh Chamberlam. Ch. (Chamberlain): 
1 Sarah^;2 Harriet; 3 Lyman H.; 4 Joshua M.j 5 Achsah; 6 
Daniel H.; 7 L T. 

176 MOSES«, son of Moses^ and Mehitabel (Grout) Brigham- 
born in Westboro, Mass., 31 May, 1785; died in Delaware; near 
London, Province of Ontario, Canada, 13 Aug.,, 1814; married (1) 
9 Sept, 1781, Wealthy Jolinson of Lebanon, N. H., who died 9 
J:^' ^^^^\?- ^^' ^^""^^^ (2) Lucinda, daughter of Dr. Gideon 
liffany of Hanover, N. H., originally from Attleboro, Mass. 

He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1778 in the same 
class with his distinguished kinsman, the Hon. Elijah Brigham of 
Westboro. Moses taught school in Westboro,* and is often mentioned 
m the Dtary of the Rev. Ebenezer Parhman, being one of the 
frequent visitors to the parsonage. He was one of the original 
grantees of Concord, Vt., and settled as a merchant in Hanover, 
N. H, where, about 1800, he became embarrassed and closed busi- 
ness. In 1801 he removed with his brother-in-law. Tiffany, and 
most of his family, to the vicinity of London, Ontario, and with 
him embarked in land speculation on an extended scale, having 
purchased the " Delaware Property " on the river Thames. 
Children {by first wife), born in Hanover: 

i Wealthy Clarinda^ b. 29 June, 1782; d. 7 June, 1841; m. 1808, 
John Ham, A. M., of Gilmanton, N. H.; they had 6 ch. 

of ye Tow/d"nd'here."^''*"' ^°'" ^"^^"" ""° '^"'P' ^^'^°°' ^* ^^ East Quarter 

^T-„ " *^ c?**"^" '^^^• ^- ^- ^^"^^ ^^'■- Alexander accompanied by his uncle 
Ho, t;^- .T "°' .'°"?- ^l'- ^^''^ Harrington invites and waits upon hfm to his 
House and thence he intends to go to Master Moses 

AndrZ°"-Pr;iS:,rZ)l'°. '^ '° '^ '°""' " ^'^ ^^'^°°' - ^* ^'^ L^^^^-^- Mr. 



SIXTH GENERATION 203 

415 ii Bela Brewster, b. 4 Feb., 1784. 

iii Susan Laurinda, b. 2 March, 1786; d. in Northampton, Mass., 
17 Feb., 1862; m. 27 Aug., 1806, John F. Munroe from Marl- 
boro to Northampton, where he d. 1 Nov., 1856. Ch. (Munroe): 
1 Susan Lorinda Brigham^, b. 31 Dec, 1821; d. 11 Jan., 1897; 
m. Henry Shepherd of N., b. 19 June, 1811; d. 20 Nov., 1900. 
Ch. (Shepherd): Thomas M.% res. unm., in Northampton; 
the founder and donor of the Henry Shepherd Surgery build- 
ing at Northampton. 
iv John Hartman, b. 6 June, 1788; d. 13 Aug., 1790. 
Children (by second wife), born (probably) in Hanover, N. H.: 

V Fanny Lucinda, m. Seneca Allen; res. Monroe, Mich.; 11 ch. 
vi Lucy Malinda, m. Abraham Truax, and d. ; res. 

Trenton, Mich.; 5 ch. 
vii George Dean, d. 1831; killed by an explosion; m. Fanny Huston; 

res. Truago, Mich, 
viii Maria, d. in Truago, Mich., unm., in 1837. 
ix Sophia, m. Carlos Colton; res. Toledo, O. ; 4 ch. 

177 PHINEAS^ son of Moses' and Mehitabel (Grout) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 23 July, 1755; married Lydia, 
daughter of David and Lydia (Maynard) Batherick. 

He resided in Westboro. Was a private in Capt. Edmimd Brig- 
ham's Co. of Minute Men, and marched on the Lexington Alarm. 
He enlisted in the army, and in 1777 marched with Capt. Brigham 
to reinforce the Northern Army, but went only as far as Hadley 
and returned. He saw further service in 1778. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i mV, b. 23 May, 1780; m. Dulcena . Ch., b. in Grafton: 

1 Lydia^ b. 3 Oct., 1804. 

416 ii Phineas, b. 28 March, 1782. 

417 iii Willard, b. 20 Sept., 1784. 

iv Lydia, b. 23 Sept., 1787; d. y. 

V Nahum, b. 10 Feb., 1790; d. y. 

vi Stephen, b. 3 June, 1792; d. in Westboro, unm., ae. 23 or 24. 

418 vii Lambert, b. 7 June, 1794. 

178 MEHITABEL% daughter of Moses^ and Mehitabeil 
(Grout) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 31 Jan., 1758; died 
there, 11 Dec, 1844; married, 11 Jan., 1776, John, son of Capt. 
Benjamin Fay;* born in Westboro, 25 Aug., 1748; died there, 7 
June, 1837. 

• " 5 Aug., 1780. Mrs. Fay (John Fay's wife) came to be examined, but I 
could spend but little Time with her. 

"11 Aug., 1780. Mrs. Mehitable Fay (wife of John) here with her Relation, 
which I corrected and copy'd. Josiah Brigham came to Breck again to live with him. 
They clear ye lower Well. 

" 12 Aug., 1780. Mr. John Fay was examined — left a Relation to be correctea 
and transcribed. He dines here. 

" 25 Aug., 1780. Mr. John Fay, with his Relation here, and signs it." — Parkman 
Diary. 



204 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children {Fay), horn in Westboro: 

i PolIy^ b. 22 Dec, 1778; m. 1821, Elias Miller. Ch. (MUler) : 

1 Elias^; 2 John; 3 Harriet. 
ii Mehitabel, b. 20 Feb., 1781; d. QS March, 1781. 
iii Mehitabel, b. 19 March, 1782; d. unm. 

iv John b. 19 April, 1784; m. 1806, Betsey, dau. of Daniel Noyes 
of Shrewsbury. Ch.: 
1 Betsey\ d. y.; 2 {Dr.) Henry, a physician of N. Y. City 
V Joseph, b. 27 Sept., 1786; d. 1 March, 1864; m. Eunice Fav 
Ch. : -^ ■ 

1 Joseph Brigham^j 2 Maria; 3 John, 
vi Lucy, b. 26 Jan., 1789; d. 18 Jan., 1848; m. WiUard Gates of 
Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Gates): 
1 Henry^, 

vii Edward, b. 19 July, 1791; d. in Albany, N. Y., 1832; m. Priscilla 
Price. Ch.: 
1 Mary^; 2 Lucy; 3 Marcia; 4 Sarah. 
viii Susan b. 20 Sept., 1794; d. 3 July, 1873; m. Jonas Stone of 
Winchendon and Westboro. Ch. (Stone) : 
I Jonas^. 

ix Josiah, b. 29 Dec, 1797; m. Mary W. Warren; res. Westboro. 
Ch.: 

1 Hercules^; 2 Martha. 
X Charles Miles, b. 24 Sept., 1800; m. (1) Frances Spurr; m. (2) 

Mrs. Althea Waters; m. (3) Fitz. Ch.: 

1 Ellen\ m. Daniels. 

xi Nancy, Maria, b. 15 April, 1803; d. unm., 28 March, 1839. 

179 EBENEZER^ son of Moses^ and Mehitabel (Grout) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 3 March, 1761; died in Townshend, 
Vt.., 15 Dec., 1839; married, 28 Sept., 1782, Judith Hazeltine; born 
in Westboro, 18 Jan., 1762; died in Townshend in 1854. He moved 
to Townshend, Vt., by 1790, where he was an important citizen, 
and a Captain of Infantry, in 1812. 

_ Children, the elder probably horn in Westboro, the yonnqer probabh, 
%n Townshend: ;> ^ t- y 

419 i John Hazeltine^ b. 14 Aug., 1783. 
ii Ebenezer B., b. 1785; d. 1786, 

iii Eben, b. 1787; d. 1790. 

420 iv Moses, b. 1789. 

V Nathan, b. and d. 1791. 
vi Eli Whitney, b. 1792; d. unm., 1815. 
vii Alonzo, b. and d. 1794. 
viii Lyman H., b. 1795; d. 1887. 
ix Judith, b. 1797; d. 1880. 

X Wealthy Clarinda, b. 22 March, 1800; d. 28 June, 1844; m. 

Elijah, son of Jacob and Sarah (Boutelle) Allen of MiUburr. 

Mass. Ch. (Allen): ' 

1 Elvira W.\ b. 15 Feb., 1825; m. Artemas E. Fairbank; 3 ch. 

3 Brigham Elijah, b. 17 Jan., 1827; kiUed 16 July, 1861, in first 

battle of Bull Run. 
3 Julia P., b. 20 Sept., 1829; d. 27 June, 1891; m. 2 June, 
1852, Leonard Wood of Leominster, Mass.; 2 ch. 



SIXTH GENERATION 205 

4 Boutelle E., b. 27 June, 1833; m. (1) Lizzie S. Whitney; m. 
(2) Mary Pierce; m. (3) Anna Jaquitli.; 2 cli. ^ ^ . ^ 

5 Ellen D, b. 1 Sept., 1842; m. 16 Nov., 1864. Frederic S. 
Coolidge; 3 ch. 

180 JOSEPH^, (A. B. and A. M., Harvard, 1788; ibid. Dart- 
mouth), son of Moses^ and Mehitabel (Grout) Brigham; born in 
Westboro, Mass., 23 Sept., 1766; died in Canada, 14 Sept., 1821, 
and interred by the grave of his brother Moses, in Delaware, near 
London, Ontario; married, 1 Jan., 1794, Sally Woods, born 7 June, 

1776; died 21 Feb., 1806. . „r . j 

He studied law with Hon. Levi Lincoln, Sr., of Worcester, and 
opened an office in Marlboro; practiced there and in adj acent towns 
untn after the death of his wife. Moved to Albany, N. Y., and 
thence, after the War of 1812, to Canada. 

Children, born in Marlboro: , ^, . ., iqoq ,v, Martin 

i Eliza Chandler', b. 27 Jan., 1795; d. 25 April, 1823; m. Martm 

L Stow, A. M., of Concord, Mass.; res. Northboro. 
ii Lrdia Vose, b. 19 April, 1796; d. unm., 11 May, 1821. 
iii SaUy Clarinda, b. 29 Jan., 1798; d. 14 Feb 1885; m. 17 Oct., 
1820, John Cotting of Marlboro; res. Ch. (Cotting) : 

1 John Francis^ b. 4 May, 1822. 

2 Joseph Clarendon, b. 14 April, 1825. 

3 Sarah B., b. 23 Feb., 1828. 

4 Charles William, b. 21 Aug., 1833. 

5 Mary Caroline, b. 9 Feb., 1836. 

6 Henry E., b. 13 May, 1840. 

421 iv Joseph Clarenden, b. 20 Dec, 1800. p n in Texas 

V Moses Woods, b. 18 Dec, 1802; murdered in a P. O. m Texas, 
vi Francis Lincoln, b. 21 July, 1803; d. unm., a dentist, m New 

vii Cafo'une" Maria, b. 20 Feb., 1805; d. 1868, ^/^^^^j^^f ^^' ^^^n' 
m Richard Farwell, A. M., who d; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Farwell). 

1 John M.\ b. 2 Dec, 1825; res. Marlboro. 

2 Lucy W., b. 6 May, 1827; (d.) ; m. S. E. Morton 

3 Willard Brigham, b. 26 Jan., 1829; res. an editor in San 
Francisco, Cal. 

181 EDMUND% son of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lyscom) 
Brigham, born in Westboro, Mass., 19 Oct., 1758; died in Temple 
ton Mass., 22 Apr., 1840; married Mary, daughter of Lieut. John 
and granddaughter of the Rev. John Martyn (who was the first 
settled minister of the church in Northboro, Mass., a graduate of 
Harvard College in 1724, who married Mary Marrett of Cam- 
bridge, Mass.). She was born in Northboro, 24 Nov., 1762; died 

in Templeton, 2 May, 1835. . ^ x,. r 4-1, 

Edmund learned the saddler's trade and resided with his father 
on the old home place in Westboro until July, 1782, when he moved 
to Gerry, now Phillipston, Mass., and thence to Templeton, about 



206 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1790. On a division of the Martyn estate in Northboro, his wife 
received a five-dollar gold piece, a chaise, and a stony farm in 
Templeton. In the midst of the struggle to raise crops from be- 
tween the rocks, and all the difficult labor required in a new country, 
12 children were born, 10 of whom were raised to maturity and 6 
of whom have left descendants. He is noted as being in a train 
band year not given. He marched on the Lexington Alarm from 
Westboro m his father's company, and was on duty in Cambridge 
for some time afterward. He is named in his father's will among 
the 4 sons who are to share in the distribution of the Captain's 
wardrobe. ^ 

otZ^lTrZiLn'''' '"" " '^''''"''' "" ""' ' » ''"^' ""O '^ 

422 i Pollys b. 6 Feb., 1780. 

423 ii John, b. 7 June, 1782. 

iii Edmund, b. 28 March, 1784; d. 15 April, 1784 

Ao. ^ ^^bigail, b. 25 Sept., 1789; d. unm., 18 March, 1860. 

424 VI Lyscom, b. 28 March, 1792. 

425 vii Edward, b. 26 May, 1795. 

vlii Susan, b. 10 July, 1798; d. 15 May, 1879; m. James Arnold of 
Boston who d ; she lived in Marlboro on the site of the present 
Baptist church; a woman of graceful manners, she was a suc- 
cessful millmer, and was associated with her sister Roxana, a 
very capable woman, in this business in Marlboro for a number 
of years. 

ix Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 1800; d. unm., 4 Nov., 1832, at Whitingham, 

Vt.; he was a very smart business man, but a cripple 
X Roxana b 30 July, 1803; d. unm., in Southboro, 3 Jan., 1880. 
XI Infant, b. 24 Dec, 1804; d. next day. 
426 xii Lewis, b. 4 June, 1806. 

182 ROGER% son of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lyscom) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 28 Feb., 1762; died in Jaffrey, 
N. H., 18 Nov., 1837; married Elizabeth Rich of Truro N H 
who died in Jaffrey, 3 Sept., 1850, ae. 88. He was at JafFrey in' 
1793. He is mentioned in his father's will as one of the 4 sons 
to share in the Captain's wardrobe. He belonged to the train band 
m Westboro, and was in the Revolution in 1778 and 1779, in which 
latter year he was a corporal. 

Children the 2 elder born in Phillipston, Mass., the others in Jafrev: 
1 Sallys b. 9 Sept., 1790; d. in Jaffrey, 3 March, 1879; mf 11 
Dec , 1817, Joel Oaks Patrick of Jaffrey, b. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
8 Nov., 1793; d. in Jaffrey, 31 March, 1870; a merchant, hotel 
keeper and carpenter. Ch. (Patrick), b. in Jaffrey; 
1 Dexter', b. 9 Dec, 1818; m. (1) Marv Ann Nutting; m. (2) 
Eliza J. Wentworth; res. Waltham, Mass. Ch., by 2d wife- 
1 Mary», m. Leroy Brown of Waltham; ii Dexter, m. RoseUa 
Bigelow; res. Waltham. 



SIXTH GENERATION 207 

2 Joel, b. 30 Oct., 18:20. 

3 Sarah, b. 26 Jan., 1855; m. 8 May, 1859, David A. Cutler; res. 

E. Jaflfrey. 
ii Eli, b. 19 Oct., 1792; m. Abigail Russell of Dublin, N. H.; res. 
McDonough, N. Y. > _i vt xi 

iii Lora, b. 27 June, 1795; m. — ; res. Dunbarton, N. H. 

iv Dexter, b. 30 April, 1798; d. 1800. 

V Betsey, b. 6 July, 1806; m. 17 Sept., 1835, Charles Lincoln, who 
d. 7 Oct., 1859, ae. 60. Ch. (Lincoln), b. Jaffrey: 

1 Bohaima', b. 1836; d. 13 Feb., 1865. 

2 Sarah A., b. 1842. 

183 SAMUEL^ son of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lyscom) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 6 Dec, 1763; died in Westboro, 
11 June, 1823; married, 5 May, 1785, Lydia Ball of Westboro, 
who died l6 March, 1827. 

He was a farmer and moved to West Waterford, Me., but re- 
turned to his native place in the latter part of his life. He is 
mentioned in his father's will as one of the 4 sons among whom 
the Captain's wardrobe was to be divided. An old tradition is 
that when a chUd he was very large of his age, and, to save him 
from conscription at a time when boys were being called upon to 
enter the army, his mother, mindful of his tender years, put him 
in one of the big ovens to hide him from the soldiers. On one 
occasion, either he or one of his brothers got into earnest poUtical 
discussion with a neighbor, on a summer's evening, while putting 
the cows out to pasture for the night; they stood at the bars as they 
talked, and when the dawn came it found them there, the debate 
still going on. 

Children, born in West Waterford: 

i Lucy% b. in 1786; m. Amos Smith of Waterford. Ch. (Smith), 
b. in Waterford: 

1 Hazen^, moved West. 

2 Betsey, m. Barker of Quincy, Mass. Ch. (Barker): 

i Hendrick° of Holden, Mass. ; ii Henry of New York. 

3 Verona, m. Black of Holden, Mass. 

4 Hendrick, m., had two sons; went West. 

5 Sarah, m. Rand of Roxbury, Mass.; 1 dau. 

6 Henry, book dealer in New York City. 

7 Calvin, d. y. 

8 Charles, res. in Boston; had 2 sons and daus. 

9 Cyrus, res. Hopkinton, Mass. 

427 ii Samuel, b. in 1788. 

iii PoUy, b. 1789; m. Amos Smith of Holden, Mass. Ch. (Smith): 
1 Julia A?, b. in Holden, 13 May, 1816; m. (1) Ephraim Smith; 
m. (2) John Hammond of Sanbornton, N. H. Ch.: 
i Julia A.», m. Albert E. Lyon of Leominster, Mass. 
ii Lizzie B., b. and d. 1856. 

428 iv Lyscom, b. 1791. 

429 V George Ball, b. 23 Jan., 1793. 



208 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

430 vi Bryant, b. 10 Feb., 1794. 

431 vii Levi, b. 27 May, 1796. 

viii Nahum, b. Jan., 1798; d. in Boston, ; m, Lucy 

Blood of Groton, Mass.; he res. in Boston, a coal dealer. Ch.: 

1 Thomas J.\ b. 29 July, 1824 ; d. unm. 

2 Lucy Ann, b. 8 June, 1824; m. 15 Aug., 1854, Horace Phil- 
brook, b. 20 Nov., 1820; bank clerk, Boston; s. p. 

3 Sarah E., b. 2 Dec, 1833; m. Franklin Smith; one child. 

ix Antipas, b. Jan., 1800; d. in Plymouth, Mass.; m. Mercy S., 
dau. of Seth Morton of Plymouth; he is interred in the famous 
old burying-ground there. Ch., born in Plymouth: 

1 Antipas^, b. in 1828. 

2 Mary Ann, b. in 1830. 

432 X Lincoln, b. 22 Nov., 1801. 

xi Sophia, b. Sept., 1804; d. unm., in Boston, 29 Oct., 1830. 

xii Thomas J., b. 14 Aug., 1806 (Morse also says " 1805 ") ; d. 

; m. 21 April, 1831, Eliza A. Cowden of Boston; res. 

Boston. Ch. : 

1 James Henry^, b. 21 Feb., 1832. 

2 Thomas Dexter, b. 24 March, 1834. 

3 Eliza Ann, b. 23 June, 1836; m. Rosea TarbeU; res. Boston. 
Ch. (TarbeU) : Ann B.", b. 4 May, 1859. 

4 Nahum Q., b. 30 July, 1837; d. in Boston, 7 May, 1840. 

5 Levi L., b. 13 Feb., 1841. 

6 Mary F., b. 28 Aug., 1845. 

7 Andrew B., b. 29 April, 1847; d. 26 Dec, 1847. 
433 xiii Dexter, b. 24 Sept., 1808. 

184 SARAH^ daughter of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lys- 
com) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 15 March, 1765; married 
in 1784, Gen. Daniel, son of John Reed; born 1761 ; died in Wards- 
boro, Vt., 31 Aug., 1845. He resided in Wardsboro and was in 
the Revolutionary War and was a General in the Militia of Vt. 

Children {Reed), horn in Wardsboro: 

1 Joseph^ b. 14 May, 1784; d. 2 Nov., 1849. 
ii Davis, b. 17 April, 1786; res. Wardsboro, and had 3 ch. 
iii Alexander H., b. 16 June, 1804; m. (1) Serena Gray; m. (2) 
Eunice Melvin. Ch. (by 1st wife) : 
1 Cordelia^; 2 Alexander; 3 Charles; 4 Andrew; 5 Henry 
iv Elijah. ^ 

185 DEA. LYSCOM^ son of Capt. Edmund^ and Sarah (Lys- 
com) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 19 May, 1769; died in 
Shutesbury, Mass., 24 Aug., 1845; married (1), 29 Nov., 1792, 
Martha, daughter of Benjamin Fay of Westboro; born there, 5 
April, 1775; died in Shutesbury, 9 Feb., 1818; married (2) Betsey 
(Hammond) Hoar, a widow. 

He resided for a time in Pelham, Mass., thence to Shutesbury, 
Was a deacon of the Baptist church and a very religious man; en- 
gaged in farming. He was named in his father's will as one of the 
4 sons to share in the Captain's wardrobe. 



SIXTH GENERATION 209 

Children {by first wife), the 2 elder born in Westboro, the wext 3 in 

Pelham : 

434 i Curtis', b. 21 May, 1793. . 
ii Martha. 

iii Ebenezer, d. ae. 17. 

435 iv Benjamin Fay, b. 25 Aug., 1800. 

V Stillman, d. y., unm. 
Children {by second wife), born in Shutesbury : 

436 vi Hubbard Hammond, b. 31 Oct., 1819. 

186 CAPT. PIERPONT^ son of Capt. Edmund^ and Eliza- 
beth (Bevel) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., l6 Sept., 1780; 
died in Westboro, 6 Oct., 1836; married Anna, daughter of John 
Warren of Westboro. 

He was a captain in the War of 1812. He settled on a farm in 
the northeast part of Westboro, the homestead of Capt. Edmund. 
He was joint executor of his father's will with his brother Dexter, 
and they diWded the larger part of the estate between them. 

Children, born in Westboro: „ . . 

i Anna E.% d. 15 June, 1895; m. 17 April, 1826, Charles Brigham 

of Grafton, Mass., 409. 
ii Martha W., b. 3 April, 1813; m. Dexter Brigham, 433. 

187 BETSEY®, daughter of Capt. Edmund^ and Elizabeth 
(Bevel) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 7 May, 1782; died in 
Whitingham, Vt., 20 Apr., 1880; married (1) Capt. Asa Godfrey; 
born in Westboro, 30 May, 1786; died 15 Dec, 1842; married (2) 
Hezekiah Murdock, who died 7 Aug., 1864, ae. 88. 

She resided in Whitingham, Vt., after her marriage. She is the 
" Betsey " mentioned in her father's will, and was of a very lively 
disposition and considered " good company." She said once, " You 
can't throw a stone in Westboro, Northboro, or Southboro, but 
you'll hit a Fay or a Brigham." Her nephew, H. W. Brigham, was 
afflicted at one time with a compound fracture of the arm. The 
doctor, after an examination, stated that there was proud flesh in 
the arm. Aunt Godfrey remarked: "You never saw a Brigham 
who didn't have ' proud flesh.' " 

Children {Godfrey), probably born in Whitingham: 

i Elizabeth B.^ b. 21 March, 1811; d. 13 Feb., 1831, unm. 
ii Asa Augustus, b. 2 Feb., 1813; d. 30 May, 1840; m. 6 Jan., 1833, 

Anna D. Foster, 
iii Mary Augusta, b. 2 Feb., 1813; m. 27 Nov., 1838, David Barker, 
b. 8 Sept., 1807; d. 8 June, 1854; res. Whitingham. Ch. (Barker): 

1 Olive E.\ b. 6 Oct., 1839. 

2 Asa A., b. 24 Sept., 1841. 

3 Charles A., b. 30 Oct., 1842. 



210 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

188 ELI% son of Capt. Edmund^ and Elizabeth (Bevel) Brig- 
ham, born in Westboro, Mass., 31 July, 1784; died in Sterling, 
Mass., SO Oct., 1865; married in 1810, PoUy, daughter of Peter 
Fay; born in Southboro, Mass., 15 Oct., 1791; died 29 Dec, 1876. 

He was a farmer. He resided first in Bolton, Mass., and then 
moved to Sterling. In his father's will he was left $400 in money 
and the privilege of keeping his clothes in the house until his 
marriage. 

Children : 

i Edmund Fay', b. 6 April, 1812; d. 24 Dec, 1812. 
437 ii Edmund Fay, b. 28 Oct., 1813. 

iii Parkman, b. 23 Feb., 1816; d. umn., 5 May, 1868. 
iv Mary E., b. 16 Dec, 1818; d. unm., 18 Sept., 18T3. 
V Peter Fay, b. 14 June, 1821 ; d. unm., 28 Nov., 1900 ; was an hon- 
orable citizen of Sterling, 
vi Eli, b. 28 April, 1823; d. 16 Sept., 1824. 
vii Laura A., b. 15 Jan., 1826; d. 24 June, 1826. 
viii Eli, b. 14 July, 1828; d. 8 March, 1832. 
ix Jane M., b. 16 April, 1832; d. unm., 1 Feb., 1903. 
X Harriet A., b. 6 June, 1834; d. 1 March, 1837. 



189 DEXTER", son of Capt. Edmund'' and Elizabeth (Bevel) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 25 May, 1786; died there, 22 
Dec., 1870; married (1), 28 March, 1816, Catherine, daughter of 
John Warren of Westboro; born 7 Sept., 1792; died 13 Nov., 
1825; married (2), 1 Jan., 1827, Mary Ann, daughter of Willard 
Gould of Westboro; born 24 Jan., 1804; died 22 Aug., 1889- 

He was in Capt. Pierpont Brigham's company in the War of 
1812. Was a trader and inn-holder, in the old stage-coach days, in 
Westboro. Was joint executor of his father's will with his brother 
Pierpont, and the larger part of the estate was inherited by them. 
He retired from business a number of years before his death; was 
a man of capacity for affairs, with a wide reputation for skill as an 
inn-keeper. 

Children (by first wife), born in Westboro: 

438 i Catherine Warren', b. 11 Dec, 1816. 

439 ii Dexter, b. 23 Jan., 1819. 

iii Angelina, b. 31 July, 1821; d. 18 July, 1822. 

440 iv Angeline, b. 27 Jan., 1824. 

Children (by second wife), born in Westboro: 

441 V Mary Ann, b. 6 Dec, 1829. 

442 vi Achsah Elizabeth, b. 10 April, 1832. 

443 vii Charles Edmund, b. 3 July, 1834. 

viii Henry Pierpont, b. 13 Oct., 1838; d. unm., 18 April, 1896; was 
in business in N. Y. and Boston. 
ix Francis Augustus, b. 23 May, 1841; d. 28 Dec, 1841. 

444 X Sarah Louisa, b. 13 Jan., 1845. 

xi Emma Augusta, b. 24 June, 1849; d. unm., 20 Aug., 1875. 



SIXTH GENERATION 211 

190 LIEUT. WILLIAM^ son of Capt. William^ and Rebecca 
(Ball) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 27 Feb., 1761; died in 
Southboro, Mass., 20 March, 1834; married Sara Baker, who 
died his widow, at Southboro, 14 March, 1850, se. 82. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

i Sally% b. 1 Oct., 1787; d. 11 Sept., 1823; m. Lieut. Larkin New- 
ton; res. Southboro. 

445 ii Baker, b. 9 Jan., 1792. 

191 REBECCA^ daughter of Capt. William'* and Rebecca 
(Ball) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 Feb., 1763; married, 
27 Feb., 1781, Ephraim, son of Silas Jewell of Stow, Mass.; born 
19 Aug., 1760; died in Kirtland, O., 13 July, 1845. 

Children (Jewell) : 

i Homs% b. , 1781; d. in Georgia, Vt. 

ii Ephraim, b. 23 May, 1783; res. Oberlin, O. 
iii WiUard, b. 15 July, 1785; res. St. Albans, Vt. 
iv Samuel, b. 26 Aug., 1792; res. St. Albans Bay, Vt. 
V Lydia, b. 2 April, 1795; m. Elbridge Brigham, son of 211. 

vi Martha, b. , 1796; d. unm., 22 Oct., 1836. 

vii WiUiam, b. , 1798; d. 12 Feb., 1809. 

viii Ira M., b. 5 July, 1803; res. Kirtland, O. 

ix Eurata, b. , 1807; d. 5 Feb., 1852; m. Reuben Fuller. 

Ch. (FuUer): 
1 Esther^; 2 Lydia; 3 Sidney; 4 Marietta; 5 Martha; 6 
Francis; 7 Franklin; 8 Anna; 9 Amelia; 10 Sophia; 11 
Eurata. 

192 COL. EPHRAIM«, son of Capt. WiUiam^ and Lydia 
(Chamberlain) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 9 Oct., 1771; 
died in Saxonville, Mass., 13 Sept., 1847; married (1), 3 Nov., 
1794, Lucy, daughter of Peter and Levina (Howe) Rice; born 21 
Dec, 1774; died 20 Feb., 1814; married (2), 15 March, 1815, 
]\Iary, daughter of Daniel Hubbard of Leicester, Mass., born 8 
Feb., 1789; died his widow, in Saxonville, Aug., 1870. 

He was a resident of Marlboro, Sudbury and Saxonville, Mass., 
at different times during his life. In Marlboro he was for some 
time town, treasurer and in 1808, '24 and '25 he served as select- 
man. Elected general, but declined to qualify. Was one of the 
leading men of his day. He deeded Brigham Cemetery to the 
town of Marlboro, in 1808. 

Children (by first wife), who appear all to have been born in Marlboro: 

446 i William C.'', b. 7 Aug., 1795. 

447 ii Matthias, b. 29 Nov., 1796. 

448 iii Lucy, b. 11 March, 1798. 

449 iv Ephraim, b. 21 Oct., 1799. 

450 v Harriet, b. 14 March, 1801. 

451 vi Sidney, b. 28 Dec, 1802. 



212 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

453 vii Elijah, b. 17 Nov., 1804. 

453 viii Peter, b. 18 Sept., 1806. 

454 ix Lydia, b. 2 Jan., 1809. 

X Sophia, b. 5 Dec, 1811; d. in SaxonviUe, 17 June, 1883; m. 
26 March, 1830, Josiah Stone of SaxonviUe; a farmer, b. 28 
Oct., 1801; d. 6 Sept., 1881. Ch. (Stone), b. in SaxonviUe: 

1 Elizabeth^ b. 25 Dec, 1830; m. John A. D. Gross; res. 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

2 Martha E., b. 17 March, 1838; unm.; res. Newton Centre. 

3 Caroline B., b. 3 March, 1839; d. 3 June, 1846. 

4 Eugene. 

5 Josiah Euc/ene, b. 8 May, 1847; d. at Nogales, Mexico (where 
he was U. S. Consul), 11 July, 1893. 

Children (by second wife), born in Marlboro: 

xi Mary H., b. 27 April, 1816; d. unm., 30 March, 1837. 

455 xii Jane E., b. 20 Dec, 1818. 

xin Caroline C, b. 22 Dec, 1821; d. Oct., 1897; m. 17 Jan., 1843, 
William, son of Paul A. Ingraham of Peacham, Vt.; was a 
retired merchant in Watertown, Mass.; 25 years town clerk, 
selectman, and 2 years representative. Ch. (Ingraham): 

1 Ralph Waldo^ b. 19 Oct., 1845. 

2 Isabel Frances, b. 10 Sept., 1849; m. 26 Sept., 1875, Edward 
C. Graves of Boston. Ch. (Graves): Chester C.% b. 18 July, 
1878. 

3 Alice Choate, b. 25 May, 1856; m. Edwin F. Fearing of New- 
ton, Mass. Ch. (Fearing): WiUiam I.», b. 23 June, 1888. 

xiv Charles C, b. 9 April, 1824; d. 3 Oct., 1826. 

456 XV Charles F., b. 5 June, 1829. 

457 xvi Lucius L., b. 1 Sept., 1832. 

193 WILLARD% son of Capt. William^ and Lydia (Chamber- 
lain) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 18 June, 1775; died in 
Rindge, N. H., 7 Feb., 1843; married in 1806, Abigail, daughter 
of David and Elizabeth (Foye) Munroe; born in Lexington, Mass., 
10 July, 1771; died in Rindge, 10 Feb., 1843. He settled in 
Rindge, in 1821, in the south part of the town. Was an upright 
man and highly respected. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

458 i Abigail', b. 22 May, 1807. 

459 ii Sarah Foye, b. 5 May, 1809. 

460 lii WiUard Chamberlain, b. 10 April, 1811. 

194 SOPHIA% daughter of Capt. William'' and Lydia (Cham- 
berlain) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 12 June, 1784; died 
in Montpelier, Vt., 1855; married (third vdfe), 8 Oct., 1822, Hon. 
Jeduthun Loomis, born in Tolland, Conn., 5 Jan., 1779; died in 
Montpelier, Vt., 12 Nov., 1843. 

He studied law and settled in Montpelier, 1805, where was select- 
man, 1813 and 1814; Judge of Probate. He was continually 
in office from 1807 until death. Was twice married before his 




Monument to Colonel Ephraim Brigham 
In Brigham Cemetery, Marll.oro; erected by Lucius L. Brigham of Worcester 



SIXTH GENERATION 213 

Brigham marriage, and had two sons by his second wife, (Charity 
Scott of Peacham, Vt.), Dr. Gustavus H. and Chauncey.* 

Children (Loomis), born in Montpelier: 

i Charity^ m. Charles Dana of Woodstock, Vt. Ch. (Dana) : 

1 (Dr.) Charles^ of 53 W. 53d St., N. Y. City, a leading nerve 
specialist of international reputation. 

2 John C, Public Librarian, Newark, N. J. 
Also three other sons, names unknown. 

ii Rebecca, m. Joseph Prentiss, moved to Winona, Minn, 
iii Charles, res. Cincinnati, O. 



195 EBENEZER% son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 5 April, 1768; died in Southboro, 
26 Feb., 1852; married (1) Betsey Champney, who died 22 June, 
1799; married (2) Elizabeth (Rice) Wilder; who died 22 Feb., 
1827, as. 65; married (3) Molly Brigham, (dau. of 71), his cousin, 
who survived him. He resided in Southboro. 

Children (by first wife), b. in Southboro: 

461 i Samuer, b. 23 Oct., 1789. 

ii Betsey, b. 28 Feb., 1792; d. unm., ae. 28. 
Children (by second wife), born in Southboro : 

462 iii Curtis, b. 17 March, 1801. 

463 iv Dana, b. — Oct., 1802. 

V Elijah, d. unm., ae. about 40. 



196 SYLVESTERS, son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 16 Jan., 1771; died in Southboro, 

24 Nov., 1858; married Patty Nichols, who died 22 May, 

1836, ae. 62. He resided in Southboro. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

464 i Dennis% b. 10 Dec, 1795. 

ii Emily, b. 29 Jan., 1797; m. Newell Bellows; res. Westboro. 

465 iii William Ashbel, b. 24 Oct., 1798. 

466 iv Lowell, b. 6 Dec, 1800. 

467 V Trowbridge, b. 27 Sept., 1802. 

vi Sophia, b. 17 Sept., 1804; m. (1) Edmund "WTiipple; m. (2) 

Dea. Tuttle; res. Littleton. 
vii Lyman, b. 29 March, 1806; d. 3 Nov., 1808. 
viii Ruth, b. 26 Feb., 1809; d. 31 Oct., 1827, ae. 18. 

ix Harriet, b. 11 April, 1811; m. James Williams; res. Southboro. 

X Otis, b. 13 July, 1813; d. 28 Nov., 1836, ae. 23. 

197 DINAH^ daughter of EHjah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 5 Nov., 1772; died there or in 
Wendell, Mass., Sept., 1857; married Joseph Williams of South- 
boro and Wendell. 

* Vide Thompson's Hist. Montpelier, pp. 208 et seq. 



214 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children (Williams): 

i Lincoln', b. in Southboro. 
11 Martha. 
Hi Avis. 
iv Joseph. 

V Elijah Brigham. 
vi Hollis. 

vii Louvinia. 

viii James, b. 24 Aug., 1812; d. 21 Dec, 1869; m. 1847, Maria, dau. 
Eben Cutler of Shrewsbury, Mass.; res. Worcester, where a 
real estate dealer. Ch.: 
1 Ella M.^ 24 July, 1849; m. David L. Fiske of Grafton, Mass.; 
she grad. Boston School of Oratory. Ch. (Fiske): i Mavida'j 
ii Rebecca C. ; iii Georgiana K. 
ix William. 
X Moses. 
xi Nancy. 

198 CAPT. ELIJAH% son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) 
Brigham; born in Southboro^ Mass., 19 July, 1776; died there, 
8 May, 1861; married (1) (pub. Charlestown, Mass., 27 May, 
180S), Sophia, daughter of Elijah and Mary (Allen) Houghton; 
born in Lancaster, Mass., 15 June, 1775; died 25 Jan., 1816; 
married (2) Jane Fisk, who died March, 1852. 

From 1803 to 1813, he kept a store and tavern in Southboro; 
he afterward kept the " Black Horse " tavern in Union Street, 
Boston, and was engaged for some time in the " forwarding " 
business. He was in the war of 1812. 

Children (by first wife), born in Southboro : 

i Seleucus% b. 21 Aug., 1805; d. 31 March, 1806. 
ii Mary Sophia, b. 27 Jan., 1809; was a teacher in Boston; d. unm., 

30 Dec, 1888. 
iii Adaliza, b. 16 Oct., 1811 ; d. unm., 21 Nov., 1835. 
468 iv Elijah Sparhawk, b. 20 April, 1813 

V Angeline A., b. Nov., 1819. 

vi Rosalinda M., twin to Angeline. These ladies were for many 
years prominent educators in Boston, retiring some years ago 
to their home in the country, Chichester, N. H., where they reside 
in 1906. 

199 TROWBRIDGE^ son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) 
Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 17 Sept., 1778; died, probably 
in St. Albans, Vt., 21 July, 1836; married (1) in Southboro, 12 
Jan., 1803, Asenath Eaton, born 8 Oct., 1775; died 21 May, 1821; 
married (2) in St. Albans, 6 Dec, 1822, Mary Caldwell, born 
10 Oct., 1782, in New Hampshire; died 22 Nov., 1836. Resided 
in St. Albans. 

Children (by first wife), probably born in St. Albans: 

i Hartweir, b. 30 Aug., 1803; d. in Waddington, N. Y., 21 Jan., 
1831; res. there; m. (1) Oct., 1825, in Fairfield, Vt, Delia 



SIXTH GENERATION 215 

Wright, who d. there, 8 Sept., 1828; m. (2) 4 Jan., 1832, in Wad- 
dington, Sarah McDowell, who d. there, 13 July, 1839. Ch.: 

1 Mary Elizabeth^ b. 21 Jan., 1827, in Canada; m. in Wisconsin, 
Oct., 1854, David Bailey; she d. Oct., 1855, in Davenport, la. 

2 Louisa Dorinda, d. 

3 Jane Maria, b. 26 Feb., 1828; d. in Waddington, 1850. 

469 ii Emily, b. 1 Jan., 1805. 

iii Dorinda, b. 17 April, 1808; no further reported. 

470 iv Stowell, b. 1 Aug., 1809. 

V Fanny, b. 4 May, 1812; res. in Niles, Mich., unm., about 1857; 
aided Morse in rescuing the records of her family. 
Children (by second wife), born in St. Albans: 

vi Almira A., b. 14 Aug., 1825; d. 12 Sept., 1825. 
vii Miranda A., b. 8 Jan., 1827; d. 19 April, 1827. 

200 LINCOLN^, son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brigham; 
bom in Southboro, Mass., 17 Jun, 1780; died in Troy, N. Y., 18 
Nov., 1831; married 13 June, 1802, Lucy, daughter of Elisha 
and Hannah (Flagg) Forbes of Westboro, Mass.; born 3 June, 
1779, died in Worcester, Mass., 21 Oct., 1837. She was admitted 
to the church in Arlington, Mass., in 1810; dismissed to the church 
in Cambridgeport, in 1827. He resided in Cambridge, Mass., 
where was selectman in 1823. 

Children, born in Cambridge: 

i Lucy Maria', b. 28 April, 1803; d. s. p., in Newton, Mass., 19 
Sept., 1882; m. (1) 11 Sept., 1834, Rev. David Peabody of 
Lynn, afterwards Professor of Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres at 
Dartmouth College, where he d. 17 Oct., 1839; m. (2) Rev. 
Daniel L. Furber of Newton Centre, Mass. 

471 11 Joseph Lincoln, b. 15 Nov., 1804. 

472 iii Erastus Forbes, b. 26 Aug., 1807. 

iv Elijah Dana, b. 17 Aug., 1813; d. s. p., 6 April, 1868; was a 
merchant in Boston for a number of years. President of the 
Metropolitan Ry. ; Commissioner General of Mass., during the 
Civil War, with rank of Capt., and Government Purchasing Com- 
missioner in Boston as Brevet Major (see N. E. Hist. Oeneal. 
Reg., vol. xxii. p. 468). 

473 V Lucy Forbes, b. 9 Sept., 1818. 

474 vi Lincoln Flagg, b. 4 Oct., 1819. 

201 HEPSIBAH% daughter of Elijah=^ and Ruth (Taylor) 
Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 7 May, 1782; married 6 Sept., 
1801, Caleb son of Zaccheus Witherbee; born in Southboro, 3 April, 
1779; moved to Marlboro in 1806, where he died 3 Jan., 1853. 

Children {Witherbee), born in Marlboro, except the 2 eldest born in 
Southboro : 

i Jabez S.', b. 12 Sept., 1802; m. Harriet BrighamS 391. 
ii Elijah Brigham, b. 19 July, 1804; m. Louisa Brigham, dau. of 

210. 
iii Nancy M., b. 3 Dec, 1806; d. 11 Nov., 1807. 
iv Nancy M., b. 19 Oct., 1808; d. unm., 21 Nov., 1829. 



216 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

V Nahum, b. 12 April, 1811; m. 30 April, 1835, 



vi Dennis F., b. 25 July, 1813; d. 1857; m. 20 May, 1835, Charlotte, 
dau. of Capt. John and Mary (Brighara) Stevens, and granddau. 
of 162. 
vii John Brigham, b. 10 June, 1816. 
viii Sarah, b. 26 Oct., 1818 ; d. 27 Sept., 1840. 
ix Wilham Wallace, b. 21 Feb., 1821; m. Elizabeth G. Brigham, 
dau. of 388. 

202 MARTHA^ daughter of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 6 June, 1790; died 17 Aug., 1829; 
married 1807, Dea. Stephen R., son of Roger and Elizabeth 
(Rice) Phelps; born 3 Dec., 1788; he married (2), Elizabeth 
Brigham, (dau. of l62), and widow of Abraham Gates. He re- 
sided in Marlboro and was deacon in the West Parish church. 

Children (Phelps) : 

i Nancy^ b. 19 Feb., 1807; m. John Cathell; res. Cincinnati, O. 
ii Charles, b. 27 June, 1808; m. 1834, Mary R. Wilson; res. Marl- 
boro. 
Hi Henry Roger, b. 25 Jan. (Hist. Marl, says "June"), 1810; m. 

Harriet Davis; res. Syracuse, N. Y. 
iv Winslow, b. 20 Oct., 1811; d. 12 Feb., 1826. 
V Martha, b. 17 Sept., 1813; m. William Wilson; res. Marlboro, 
vi John, b. 28 May, 1817; m. 9 Oct., 1838, Sarah Charlotte Wilson; 
res. Marlboro, where was manufacturer, several years town clerk, 
and representative. 

203 TAYLORS, son of Elijah^ and Ruth (Taylor) Brigham; 
born in Southboro, Mass., 29 April, 1793; died there, 4 Feb., 1870; 
married (1) Arethusa Fay; married (2) 11 March, 1827, Ann 
Jacobs of Cambridge, Mass. He resided in Southboro. 

Child (by first wife), born in Southboro: 

i Edward A.', b. 9 Jan., 1817; d. 27 Dec, 1876, s. p.; m. 9 Nov., 
1843, Drusilla D. Whitney; res. Northboro. They adopted 
Clarissa Augusta^, dau. of Jonathan L. and Arethusa* (Brigham) 
Patch, and granddau. of 483. 
Children (by second wife): 

ii Arethusa Ann, m. Dexter Newton of Southboro, who d. in 1890. 
Ch. (Newton), b. in Southboro: 

1 Francis D.^, m. (1) Ella A. Strickland, who d. s. p.; m. (3) 
Ellen J. MiUer. Ch.: Roland S.» 

2 Ida L., d. y. 

S Ada M., living, unra. 
4 Cora A., living, unm. 
iii Georgiana Baxter, m. Lyman Newton of Southboro, who d. in 
1902. Ch. (Newton), b. in Southboro: 

1 Edward E.^, m. (1) Mary Chandler; m. (2) ; 

res. Kansas City, Mo.; 3 children. 

2 Charles R. (d.). Ch.: Charles L.» (d) ; Chester. 

3 Lillian, res. in Southboro, unm. 

iv Lucretia L., res. unm., in Southboro, in 1903. 
V Charles W., d. at Charlestown, Mass., Nov., 1853, ae. 18. 



SIXTH GENERATION 217 

vi " Halloway " Baxter, b. 3 March, 1840 (changed name to Henry) ; 

m. . Ch.: 

1 Ella\ 
vii George Taylor, b. 25 Feb., 1844; m. Emma Hayes; res. in Union, 
N. H. Ch.: 
1 Chesley^. 
viu Martha, d. 27 July, 1853, ae. 6. 

204 EPHRAIM^ son of Aaron^ and Elizabeth (Brown) Brig- 
ham; born in Grafton, Mass., 2 March, 1746; died in Colebrook, 

N. H., 26 Feb., 1802; married Sarah ; born 22 Dec, 1747; 

she married (2) 21 June, 1803, David Tyler, from the vicinity 
of Piermont, N. H. He moved to Colebrook, N. H. 

Children, the 2 elder horn in Grafton, the others in Colebrook: 

475 i Aaron% b. 29 March, 1771-2. 
ii Betty, b. 26 Feb., 1773-4. 

iii Sarah, b. 23 June, 1776; d. unm., in Lempster, N. H. 

iv Elisha, b. 3 July, 1778; d. Jan., 1779. 
V Louisa,, b. 21 Dec, 1779. 

vi Ephraim, b. 13 March, 1781-2; d. Jan., 1782-3. 
vii Dorothy, b. 10 Dec, 1783. 
viii Susannah, b. 10 May, 1785; d. May, 1785. 

476 ix Thomas, b. 7 July, 1786. 

X Rebekah, b. 26 Aug., 1788; d. 28 April, 1804. 

xi Ethelinda, b. 19 July, 1794; m. Jesse Tyler, b. in Piermont, N. H., 
5 March, 1785. Ch. (Tyler): 
1 Simon^j 2 Hazel; 3 Hosea B., b. 1816, living in Alderbrook, 
N. H., in 1896; had a son James"; 4 James; 5 Martin (per- 
haps of Lunenburg, Vt.) ; 6 Milo; 7 Pierpont; 8 Alvira; 9 
Annie. 

205 LIEUT. EZEKIEL^ son of EzekieP and Martha (Big- 
elow) Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 30 March, 1755; died 
there, 14 Dec, 1828; married 5 Feb., 1783-4, Patience Gowing, 
who died, his widow, 5 Nov., 1834. He settled in Grafton, probably 
on land drawn in the right of his grandfather Nathan, who was one 
of the 40 proprietors of that town by consent of the General 
Court, in 1727- The male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Grafton: 

i Martin GreenleaF, b. 22 Feb., 1784; d. 14 April, 1790. 
ii Betsey, b. 6 July, 1785; d. unm., 10 April, 1838. 
iii Polly, b. 23 April, 1787; d. in Oxford, Mass., 11 Oct., 1866; m. 
26 March, 1825, (second wife), Capt. John, son of Joseph Hurd; 
b. in Oxford, 20 May, 1779; d. 30 April, 1866; was Capt. of 
Militia and deacon in the Cong'l church; m. for his first wife, 
Mary Stone, by whom a family. Ch., by second wife (Hurd), 
born in Oxford: 
1 Caroline P.% b. 10 Sept., 1827; d. in Oxford, 2 March, 1860; m. 
1 Sept., 1849, A. Bradford, son of Bradford Hudson, b. in 
Oxford, 4 June, 1826; he m. (2) Mrs. Cordelia (Davis) Sum- 
ner; was in the Civil War. Ch. (Hudson), i Oliver B.'; ii 
William W. of Grafton. 



218 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iv Ezekiel, b. 18 Feb., 1789; d. ; probably s. p.; m. 

Susan, dau. of Capt. Ephraim and Susanna (Brigham) Goulding; 
born 25 March, 1793. 
V Oliver M., b. 24 Dec, 1793; d. unm., 28 Feb., 1861. 
vi Abijah, b. 20 Aug., 1795; d. 10 March, 1813, ae. 18. 
vii Diadema, b. 27 July, 1801; d. unm. 

206 DR. ISAAC^ son of EzekieP and Martha (Bigelow) 
Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 30 May, 1757; died in Milford, 
Mass., 12 June, 1825; married 6 April, 1786, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Rev. Amariah Frost, of Milford; born 6 Sept., 1754; died there 
3 Jan., 1829. 

He probably went to Milford after his father-in-law's death, 
in 1792, and lived in the parsonage; was graduated from Brown Uni- 
versity, in 1804, A. M., and M. D. in 1824; practiced many years 
in Plainfield, N. H. Probably was the one who marched on the 
Lexington alarm in Capt. Luke Drury's Co. He seems to have re- 
mained in the army and was a sergeant in 1779. Line is now ex- 
tinct. 

Children, uncertain where they were born: 

i Horace', b. 1787; d. 1810; was very promising; in the employ 
of Maj. John Claflin, who esteemed him so highly that he named 
his son, who became the merchant prince in New York, Horace 
Brigham Claflin. 
ii Isaac, b. 1794; d. 13 March, 1858; m. 3 Oct., 1830, Wealthy 
Donovan, who d. 9 Feb., 1860, ae. 54; was for many years the 
town sexton in Milford, and lived in the old parsonage at West 
and Congress streets. Ch., b. in Milford: 

1 Elizabeth Frosty b. 9 Sept., 1831; d. 17 Dec, 1849. 

2 Horace, b. 16 April, 1834; d. 4 March, 1855. 

3 Emily Alice, b. 19 May, 1838; d. 19 Aug., 1850. 

207 SARAH®, daughter of Elisha^ and Sarah Brigham; born 
in Grafton, Mass., 29 April, 1767; died there, 6 June, 1826; 
married 18 April, 1782, Zebulon Daniels, born in Medway, Mass., 
1758; died in Grafton, 14 Feb., 1825. 

Children (Daniels), born in Grafton: 

i Lusiny', b. 1 May, 1783; m. P. Parker, and d. 1825. 
ii Otis, b. 28 Sept.,' 1786; d. 1869. 
iii Philena, b. 20 Sept., 1788; d. 1878. 

iv Emory, b. 10 March, 1792; d. in Ohio, 1851; m. Mary Hastings, 
v Sarah, b. 27 March, 1796; d. 6 Sept., 1870; m. A. Crosby. 
vi Charles, b. 16 Aug., 1798; d. 11; Sept., 1874; m. Eliza Hastings, 
Ch.: 
1 (Gen.) Horace^ of R. I.; 2 Lewis; 3 Henry of Troy, N. Y.; 
4 Joseph; 5 Louisa, m. Charles Taft; 6 Elisha; 7 Mary, m. 
Sumner Fifield; 8 Martha; 9 Aaron; 10 Lucy; 11 Marcus. 
vii Nancy, b. 26 Feb., 1801; d. 10 Oct., 1834. 
viii John, b. 22 Nov., 1806; m. Nancy Chase. 



SIXTH GENERATION 219 

208 ITHAMAR% son of Capt. Ithamar^ and Ruth (Ward) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Nov., 1758; died there 12 
March, 1836; married Catherine Barnes, born 27 Jan., 1765; died 
13 April, 1804. He resided in Marlboro, and was selectman in 
1801, 1806, 1809 and 1811-1813. Probably was private in Capt. 
Wm. Morse's Co. of Volunteers, and marched to reinforce army 
under Gen. Gates, Oct. 1777- 

Children, born in Marlboro: a ivi^ . 

i (Dr.) Levi% b. May 1, 1784; d. 8 Dec, 1818; res. Raymond, Me.; 

m. . Ch.: 

1 Catherine^ m. Orin H. Newton, who d.; res. Clinton. 

2 Joseph B., res., a merchant, in Boston. 

477 11 Aaron, b. 29 Dec, 1785. o ^ ^^ t««i 
iii Moses, b. 22 July, 1788; d. 2 May, 1875; m. Susan, dau. of Joel 

Fosgate of Berlin, Mass.; she d. 19 Sept., 1885, ae. 90; res. on 

a part of the homestead of Thomas, the son of Nathan, in 

Marlboro. Ch., b. in Marlboro: 

1 Susan F.^ b. 1 Jan., 1816; d. 28 Oct., 1853; m. 20 Sept., 1838, 
John Holyoke, and res. Marlboro. Ch. (Holyoke): i ArviUa 
M.% b. 25 April, 1840; d. 12 Oct., 1840; ii Helen M., b. 18 
Oct., 1841 ; iii Martha E., b. 20 Feb., 1850. 

2 Lucy M., b. 31 Oct., 1820; m. H. S. Bowman; res. Marlboro, 
iv Jonas, b. 29 Aug., 1790; became an officer m the U. S. Army 

in the War of 1812, and d. 9 Feb., 1822, in New York. 

478 V Eli, b. 18 July, 1794. 

479 vi Abel, b. 13 Feb., 1797. 

vli Judith, b. 5 Oct., 1799; d. 21 Oct., 1864; m. Joel, son of Nathan 
BuUard of Medway, b. June, 1794; d. in Berlin, 8 Nov., 1850; a 
blacksmith in Berlin. Ch. (BuUard) : 

1 Martha S.', b. 15 Aug., 1825; d. 27 Oct., 1898. 

2 Henry M., b. 22 Aug., 1826; d. 9 May, 1860. 

3 Harriet H., b. 26 Sept., 1831 ; d. 21 Nov., 1875. 

4 Mary C. J., b. 8 July, 1834; d. 10 Nov., 1882; m. Wm. R. 
Patch of Fitchburg. Ch. (Patch): 

i Carrie L.', m. Charles Woodward of Berlin. 

5 Jane M., b. 23 Aug., 1836; res. unm., in Berlin; P. O. address, 
Northboro. . .„ 

6 James M., b. 23 Aug., 1836; d. 29 April, 1893; m. ArviUa 
Hadley. Ch.: i Wm. S."; u Frank H.; iii Charles M., aU of 
Greendale, Mass. 

209 DANIEL^ son of Capt. Ithamar^ and Ruth (Ward) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 15 Nov., 1760; died 7 March, 1807; 
in Bridgton, Me.; married Anna Beaman of Marlboro, born 1 
March, 1761, died 8 April, 1855, ae. 94. They removed to Bridg- 
ton about 1789. He had a good Revolutionary record. Was in 
the army in 1777, 1779, 1780, and was discharged 13 Jan., 1781. 
He was 5 ft. 11 in. tall, of a dark complexion. 

Children, born in Bridgton: 

i Ithamar^ b. 20 Jan., 1790; d. 2 Nov., 1858, unm. „. , , 

ii Rutha, b. 24 Sept., 1792; d. 22 July, 1822; m. Jan., 1817, Richard 



220 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Davis from New Hampshire, b. 22 Julj, 1791; d. 19 April, 1860; 
res. in Bridgton. Ch. (Davis) : 

1 Alvina\ b. 14 Jan., 1818; d. 23 Aug., 1828. 

2 Alvin, b. 6 Aug., 1821; m. 12 Aug., 1858, Caroline, dau. of 
Hon. N. S. Littlefield of Bridgton; res. there. 

480 iii Daniel, b. 4 June, 1794. 

481 iv Aaron, b. 11 March, 1796. 

V Nancy, b. 24 Sept., 1798; d. 22 April, 1853; m. Richard Davis, 
widower of her sister Rutha. Ch. (Davis): 

1 Butha^ b. 22 June, 1825; d. 29 Sept., 1827. 

2 Richard H., b. 28 Jan., 1828; res. in Bridgton, unm. 

3 Eliza J., b. 22 Jan., 1830; res. in Bridgton. 

482 vi Henry, twin to Nancy. 

210 ABNER'^, son of Capt. Ithamar^ and Mary (Beaman) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 21 Dec, 1768; died in Marl- 
boro, 4 Nov., 1828; married, 21 June, 1794, Dorothy, daughter of 
Peter and Sybil (Howe) Wood; born in Marlboro, 30 Nov., 1767; 
died there, 6 July, 1854, ae. 87. He was a farmer and resided in 
Marlboro. 

Children, born in Marlboro : 

483 i Loring", b. 19 March, 1795. 

ii Alden, b. 4 May, 1797; d. 7 Sept., 1797. 

484 iii Abner, b. 21 June, 1798. 

iv Nancy, b. 15 July, 1800; d. in Barre, Mass., 19 April, 1896; m. 
(1) 1827, John O. Sullivan, who d. s. p., 1829; m. (2) 1832, 
Walter Felch, who d. s. p., 1872; she res. in East Boston, Mass. 

485 V Adolphus, b. 4 Dec, 1802. 

vi Louisa, b. 31 March, 1805; d. 11 Aug., 1890; m. 12 April, 1829, 
Hon. Elijah Brigham Witherbee, son of 201; who removed to 
Flint, Mich., and d. 2Q Feb., 1847. Ch. (Witherbee) : 
1 Austin B.\ b. 22 May, 1832; d. 2 Feb., 1871; m. 1856, Molly 
A. Thompson; had a family, 
vii Alden, b. 12 March, 1807; d. s. p., in Colebrook Springs, Mass., 
25 Nov., 1877; m. 6 Dec, 1835, Laura Ann Brigham, dau. of 
293, who d. 8 July, 1897, ae. 84; she was bed-ridden for years; 
he was a successful schoolteacher in the District Schools for many 
years; res. on a part of his gr.-grandfather's homestead, and 
became an authority on the cultivation of choice fruit in his 
neighborhood. He was an ardent spiritualist and wrote on the 
subject in verse and prose. 
viii Austin, twin to Alden; d. unm., 16 Jan., 1829. 

211 DEA. PAUL% son of Capt. PauP and Eliza (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 June, 1761; died in St. Albans, 
Vt., of apoplexy, 17 Nov., 1838; married Fanny, daughter of 
Elijah and Ruth (Taylor) Brigham (76), born 12 Sept., 1769, 
in Southboro, Mass.; died in St. Albans, 31 May, 1865. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution in 1780. A selectman of 
Marlboro in 1801; removed to St. Albans, March, 1803, having 
disposed of his father's homestead which he inherited. He with 



SIXTH GENERATION 221 

his wife and Antipas Brigham, (64), were 3 of the 9 charter 
members of the Congregational church in St. Albans in 1803. He 
was 5 ft. 8 in. in height, of a dark complexion. 

CMldren, the 4 four younger born in St. Albans, others in Marlboro: 
486 i Pierpont', b. 2 Aug., 1785. 

ii Josiah, b. 5 Aug., 1787; d. unm., 3 March 1810. 
iii Lovina, b. 11 April, 1789; d. unm., in St. Albans, 10 Nov., 1878. 
iv Sumner, b. 13 Dec, 1791; d. unm., 20 Dec 1813 
V Elbridge, b. 10 March, 1794; d. 13 Feb., 1845; m. 3 Nov 1817, 
Lydia Ball Jewell, b. 2 April, 1795; d. 20 March, 1862; res. 

St. Albans. Ch.: . ™ .„• u 

1 Josiah SanforcF, b. 15 Aug., 1818; d. unm., m Phillipsburg, 
Can., 10 June, 1892; a physician, grad. McGiU ^^^ed. Co U. 

2 Lincoln Sumner, b. 14 Nov., 1821; d. unm., 3 April, 1853, m 
Phillipsburg. 

vi Jonah, b. 25 Jan., 1797; d. 21 July, 1799. 
vii Paul, b. 7 July, 1799; d. 25 Nov., 1803. 
vui Elijah, b. 31 July, 1801; d. 16 Nov., 1813. 
ix Elisha, b. 31 Oct., 1803; m. (1) 15 March, 1832, Nancy Jemson, 
who d. 23 March, 1845, in Monroe, Mich., where they removed; 
m (2) 20 Jan., 1848, Mrs. E. A. Comstock, who d. 3 May, 1850; 
m (3^ 12 Nov., 1854, Orphia S. Curtis. Res. Ravenna, O. Ch.: 

1 Adelia\ b. 14 Dec, 1833; m. June, 1854, J. W. Turner; res. 
Coldwater, Mich. 

2 Edgar, b. 10 July, 1836; d. 5 Sept., 1837 

3 Sophia, b. 12 April, 1837; d. 13 April, 1839. 

4 Mary, b. 16 Dec, 1838. 

5 Elenora P., b. 30 June, 1840; d. 6 Aug., 1850. 

6 Fanny H., b. 27 Jan., 1843; m. Ward; res. Wash- 

ington, D. C. 

487 X William D., b. 14 Jan., 1806. 

xi Moses W., b. 29 Feb., 1808; d. 2 Jan., 1839, with lockjaw, m 

Charleston, S. C. , j r.* t 

xu Lummus, b. 24 July, 1810; m. Catherine Creps, who d. 24 June, 

1858; res. Toledo, O. Ch.: 

1 William B.\ b. Sept., 1834. 

2 Frances L., m. John Worts; res. Toledo. 

3 Frederica; 4 Catherine; 5 Sarah; 6 Florence; 7 Emma, who 
d. ; 8 Julia. 

212 SAMUEL^ son of Capt. PauP and Eliza (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 Sept., 1762; married in 1787, 
Asenath, daughter of Barnabas Bailey. He resided m Berlin, 
Mass. He was a farmer and weaver, and invented a new shuttle. 



Children, born in Berlin: 

1 Elizabeth', b. 5 Nov., 1787; d. unm., 27 Sept., 1841. 
ii Seraphine, b. 5 June, 1789; d. in Nashua, N. H., 1870; m. Josiah 
CrosbT, from Scotland to Berlin, where res. on Dr. Daniel Brig- 
ham's place, and d. 15 Sept., 1866, ae. 84. Ch. (Crosby), b. in 
Berlin : 
1 Nancy^, d. y. 



222 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Josiah Quincy, b. 28 Feb., 1830; lost an arm in the CivU 
War; afterward in Treasury Dept., Washington, D. C; had 
res. in Stoneham, Mass. 

3 William H., b. 26 Dec, 1833; proprietor of National Hotel, 
Washington, D. C. 

488 iii Barnabas, b. 13 March, 1791. 

iv Sophia, b. 25 Aug., 1796; d. unm., ae. 28. 

V Eli, b. 7 Aug., 1799; d. 1832, probably in Washington, D. C; 
m. Lucy Crosby; res. for a time in Pittsburgh, N. H. Ch.: 

1 Lucy S.^, m. Andrew Madison, Washington, D. C. 

2 Lucinda; 3 Romanzo; 4 Elizabeth, m. , in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

213 THOMAS^, son of Capt. PauP and Eliza (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 25 Dec, ,1765; died in Berlin,' 
Mass., 9 March, 1821; married 6 May, 1795, Azubah, daughter 
of William Babcock; born 15 Oct., 1764; died in Berlin, 11 Oct., 
1847. He was a farmer and resided in Berlin. The male line is 
extinct. 

Children, born in Berlin: 

i PauF, Capt. and farmer, b. 12 April, 1796; d. in Berlin, s, p., 
24 June, 1869; m. 31 Oct., 1844, Harriet^ (Brigham) Phelps, 
450; res. on the homestead of his father in Marlboro, and 
served in various town offices and was, for years, selectman. 
489 ii Thomas, b. 17 Oct., 1797. 

iii Sybil, b. 10 May, 1799; d. unm., 4 July, 1879. 

iv Elizabeth, b. 14 Feb., 1805; d. s. p., in Northboro, 16 Sept., 

1873; m. John F. Newton, who d. in Northboro, 7 June, 1888 
V Azubah, b. 4 Oct., 1809; d. 1 March, 1835, unm. 

214 POLLY (MARY)«, daughter of Col. Timothy^ and Lydia 
(Wood) Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 15 April, 1781; died 
in Richmond, Wis., 21 Sept., 1862; married 18 April, 1802, Seth 
Hill, born in Cornwall, 9 Dec, 1783; died in Riclmiond, 24 Nov., 
1859. He was a deacon in the Presbyterian church. She moved to 
New York State and thence to Richmond, Wis. 

Children (Hill), the 3 younger born in Danby, N. Y.: 

i Sarah^ b. 5 Feb., 1805; d. 18 Aug., 1884; m. 8 Sept., 1825, 
Stephen Bettis of Buffalo, N. Y. Ch. (Bettis): 

1 Henry^, architect in Buffalo. 

2 Addie, m. Rev, Mr, Taylor, 

ii Mary, b. in Hamilton, N. Y., 25 April, 1807; d. 14 Oct., 1882; 
m. 28 Sept., 1828, Lyman Bradley of Spencer, N. Y. Ch. 
(Bradley) : 

1 Edwin^. 

2 Augustus L., dentist in Spencer. 

3 Chas. E., Lieut, in the Civil War. 

4 Mary A., m. Dr. T. F, Bliss of Springfield, O, 

iii Esther, b. 22 Oct., 1810; m. 20 March, 1828, William Patterson 
of Richmond, Wis. Ch. (Patterson): 



SIXTH GENERATION 223 

1 Seth^, of Howard, Kan. 

2 Martin, who was in the Civil War. 
3, 4 and 5, killed in the Civil War. 

iv Nancy, b. 5 Aug., 1815; d. 16 April, 1890; m. John M. Evans 

of AVhitewater, Wis. 
v Elizabeth, b, 22 Dec, 1825; d. about 1880; m. 22 Dec, 1844, 

Joseph Prentice. Ch. (Prentice) : 

1 Elmina^, m. Terry of Los Angeles, Cal. 

2 Fred F., res. Magnolia, Wis. 

215 GARDNER", son of Lieut. Artemas^ and Keziah (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 20 Feb., 1764; married Sarah 
Rice, 10 April, 1785; resided in Northboro, He was probably a 
private in the Revolution, in 1781. 

Children, born in Northboro: 
i Betsey% b. 29 Jan., 1786. 

490 ii Joel, b. 13 Dec, 1788. 

216 JOHN*', son of Lieut. Artemas^ and Keziah (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 24 May, 1766; died in Rochester, 
N. Y., ae. 63; married 21 March, 1790, Lois Fisk; resided Paxton, 
Worcester County, and later, moved to New York State and west. 

Children, born in Massachusetts, except the fourth and fifth born in 
Rochester: 

i Benjamin^ m. Sallie CooUdge; no ch. recorded. 

491 ii John Swarrow, b. 24 May, 1803. 
iii Charles. 

iv Sobeiski. 
V Pulaski, 
vi Clarissa, m. Aaron Davis. Ch. (Davis) : 

1 Edward^, who d. ae. 20. 

2 Gideon, who went to Texas before 1861. 
vii Maria, m. Jacob Forbes. Ch. (Forbes) : 

1 Mary^j 2 Horace; 3 Clarissa; 4 Levi; 5 Thomas. 
vlii Arethusa, m. Levi Wright. Ch. (Wright) : 
1 Charles'; 2 Stephen. 
ix Lois, m. Samuel Waite. Ch. (Waite) : 

1 Harriet'; 2 Mary; 3 Oliver. 
X Eucla, b. 1806; d. in Somnauk, 111., Nov., 1900; m. 1831, Alvarius 
Gage. Ch. (Gage): 
1 Sallie'; 2 Lois; 4 Sobeiski; 5 Ellen. 

217 HENRYS son of Lieut. Artemas^ and Keziah (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 4 Dec, 1768; died there 20 
Oct., 1853; married (1) 1793, Susanna Harrington, born 14 Feb., 
1769; died 28 Aug., 1805; married (2) 1806, Hannah Bride, born 
in 1772; died 19 Oct., 1807, ae. 34 yrs. 10 mos. 24 days; married 
(3) 1816, Betsey Newton, born in 1781; died in 1871, ae. 90. The 
last wife resided at the old homestead in Northboro until her death. 



224 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Child (by first wife), born in Northboro: 

492 i Henry', b. 30 Oct., 1798. 

Child {by second wife), born in Northboro: 

ii Artemas, b. 29 June, 1806; d. unm., in Northboro, in 1837. 
Children (by third ivife), born in jSorthboro: 

ill Charles Edward, b. 11 March, 1817; died in Northboro, in 1891. 

iv Elizabeth Newton, b. 8 May, 1818; unm.; res. at the homestead. 

V Hannah Bride, b. 9 Sept., 1819; m. George Ball; had 5 children; 

res. Southboro. 
vi Susanna Harrington, b. 29 Dec. (Morse says " Sept."), 1820; m. 
19 June, 1844, Stephen Hunt, Jr., b. in Northboro; perhaps they 
moved to Southboro. Ch. (Hunt), b. in Northboro: 

1 Henry A.\ b. 1845. 

2 Ellen F., b. 1848. 

3 Frederick S., b. 1849. 

4 Arthur Briyham, b. 19 Jan., 1858. 

vii Frederick William, b. 15 Dec, 1821 ; d. unm., in N., in 1885. 

viii Sarah Ann, b. 1 Dec, 1824; m. Jan., 1851, George Emerson 
Rice, b. in Marlboro, 29 May, 1818; she d. and he m. (2) Nov., 
1863, Mary A. Allen. Ch. (Rice), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Mary S.\ b. 5 Feb., 1852. 

2 Charles E., b. 16 Jan., 1854; d. 19 July, 1877. 

3 Sarah E., b. 2 Sept., 1857; m. Oct., 1881, Charles H. Sloan. 

4 Son, b. Aug., 1862; d. 12 Oct., 1862. 

218 LOVELL% son of Lieut. Artemas^ and Keziah (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 22 Oct., 1782; died in Worces- 
ter, Mass., 19 Feb., 1849; married, 1806, Lucy, daughter of Stephen 
Phelps of Marlboro, Mass., born 20 April, 1788; who died. He 
probably married a second time, although no record appears of 
such marriage. He vras a farmer in Northboro and is said to have 
moved to West Boylston, Mass. 

Children, probably born in Northboro: 

i Lucinda', b. 13 Sept., 1809; d. 22 March, 1810. 

493 ii Stephen P., b. 11 Oct., 1810. 

494 iii WUliam Russell, b. 27 Dec, 1812. 

iv Joseph, b. 14 Oct, 1824; m. twice in W. Boylston, but names of 
wives not learned. 

219 MOSES% son of Lieut. Artemas^ and Keziah (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 21 April, 1786; died 25 Nov., 
1874, ae. 88; married Mary®, daughter of Fortunatus Brigham, 
(168), born in Marlboro, 3 Nov., 1783; died 13 June, 1869- He 
resided in Binghamton, N. Y. 

Children, born in Binghamton: 
i Eliza', b. 7 Aug., 1807. 

ii Elmer W., b. 29 May, 1809; d. in Binghamton, 18 March, 1895; 
m. in 1833, Ruth Ann Robie, b. in N. Hampshire, 1813; d. in 
Binghamton, 12 March, 1899. He was the first brick manfr. in 
Binghamton, and was a contractor and builder, also. He and his 
wife each lived to be eighty-five years old. Of their eleven chil- 




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SIXTH GENERATION 225 

dren eight d. and we have no records of their names. The chil- 
dren who lived were the 2d, 5th and 8th, b. in Binghamton: 
2 John B.^, res. Portland, Oregon. 
5 Edward C, res. Portland, Oregon. 

8 Porter Elmer, h. 1849; m. 18T7, Mary Parker CramhaU of 
San Francisco, Cal., b. 1855; he is a merchant m Portiand, 
Oregon. Ch., b. there: 

i George Chase", b. 1883; ii Helen Katherine, b. 1885. 
iii Edward, b. 14 April, 1811; d. 2 Oct., 1872; m. (1) Sarah Ann 
Tissot; m. (2) Clarissa Swain. Ch., of whom there were probably 
nine, the names of five only being known: 

1 Sarah Ann^ m. Elmer L. Andrews of Lestershire, N. Y.; she 
res. Binghamton. 

2 Charles E., res. Binghamton. 

3 Eubulus E., res. Horn Brook, Pa. 

4 Benjamin F., res. Horn Brook, Pa, 

5 Clara E., m. Bennett; res. Topeka, Kan. 

iv Fanny E., b. 26 Oct., 1812; d. 21 Aug., 1888; m. 

Delemater. 
V Mary, b. 16 Feb., 1816. 
vi Elijah W., b. 21 Sept., 1826; in 1893 he res. in Bmgham- 

ton; m. • Ch.: 

1 Julia F^ b. 19 Sept., 1851 ; d. 13 Nov., 1859. 

2 Frederick 8., b. 15 Aug., 1858; d. 10 June, 1902. 

3 John L., b. 11 Dec, 1861 ; d. 14 Sept., 1901 ; m. 

Ch.: Ethel L.», b. 18 Nov., 1888. 

4 Harry E., b. 7 March, 1872; m. . Ch.: i Bessie L. , 

and ii Grace L., twins, b. 27 June, 1892, 

220 SILVANUS% son of William^ and Betsey (Stratton) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 17 Jan,, 1774; died in Lowell, 
Vt., 7 March, 1843; married 

Children : 
i Perle', 

ii Charles, b. in Lowell, Vt., 15 Sept., 1803; d. 15 Aug., 1853; m. 
Jerusha Dewey (dau. of Asa), b. in Hanover, N. H., 7 Nov., 
1805; d. 25 April, 1850; a farmer in Lowell. Ch., b. there: 

1 Ann D?, b. 16 May, 1827; m. 29 April, 1847, George S, Noyes, 
Architect, Chelsea, Vt., who d. 26 Nov., 1867; 5 children, one, 
Mrs. Pliny C. Bliss of No. Lexington, Mass. 

2 Asa Dewey, b. 29 Aug., 1828; m. in the West; a butcher and 
res. Abington, Pa.; 5 children. 

3 Harvey S., b. 16 Dec, 1829; a butcher in Abington; 1 dau. 

4 Frank A. H., b. 1 Dec 1831; m. AngeUne Northrup; a farmer 
in Abington. 

5 Amanda S., b. 16 Jan., 1834; d. 8 June, 1856. 

6 Charles P., b. 15 May, 1837; d. 25 Aug., 1842. 

7 Emily A., b. 24 Feb., 1840; drowned 15 Aug., 1863, with 4 
cousins. 

iii Levi, who res. in Lowell, Vt. 

221 LUCY®, daughter of William^ and Betsey (Stratton) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass,, 24 March, 1778; died 



226 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 
; married, 13 Oct. 1796, Solomon Willard Cushman, born 



in Norwich, Vt., 10 June, 1773; resided in Tunbridge, Vt., and 
died 22 Dec, 1822.* 

Children (Cushman), born in Tunbridge: 

i Marietta^ b. 30 March, 1797; d. 21 March, 1800. 
ii Solomon, b. 16 April, 1799; d. 5 Nov., 1821. 
iii Porter, b. 3 Nov., 1801; m. (1) Eunice Osgood; m. (2) Asenath 

West; 7 ch. 
iv Marilla, b. 15 March, 1804; unm. 
V Ira, b. 26 July, 1806; d. at Chelsea, Vt., 17 May, 1850; m. Emily 

Adams of Ripton, Vt. 
vi Malvina, b. 10 Dec, 1808; m. (1) Benjamin H. Adams of 
Tunbridge, in 1838; he d. 13 Oct., 1849; m. (2) Nathaniel Stock- 
well of Waitsfield, Vt., in April, 1852; res. Tunbridge; 4 ch. 
vii Minerva, b. 24 Aug., 1811; m. Alvin Ordway of Tunbridge, in 

1833; 8 ch. 
viii Dennis, b. 24 Aug., 1811; unm. 
ix Frances, b. 28 April, 1814; m. Jude Moulton of Tunbridge, 25 

Oct., 1846. 2 ch. 
X Ziba Chapman, b. 3 July, 1819; m. Laura Quaid of Randolph, 
Vt., in Nov., 1848; 2 ch. 

222 STEPHEN^ son of Jonathan^ and Lydia (Stevens) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 24 Aug., 1780; died in Sheridan, 
N. Y., 13 Nov., 1856; married in 1800, Mary Wilcox, in Madison, 
N. Y. ; he removed with his father, in 1796, to Madison, N. Y. ; 
in 1817 he moved to Chautauqua County. 

Children : 

i Willard W.', b. in Augusta, N. Y., 16 July, 1802; m. (1) 6 Oct., 
1825, Electa Robinson, who d. in Dunkirk, 16 Feb., 1853; m. 
(2) 25 Aug., 1853, Louisa C, dau. of E. R. Thompson of Dun- 
kirk. Mr. Brigham was a commission merchant, well known upon 
the Lakes; res. in Dunkirk, s. p. 
ii Edward; iii Charlotte; iv Lucetta; v Paulina; vi Mary; vii Harriet, 
viii William H., m. 26 Dec, 1839, Nancy B., dau. of Cyrus Shattuck, 
originally from N. H.; res. in Dunkirk; assessor, collector, 
mail agent and prominent man. Ch.: 
1 Catherine Maria?, b. 25 June, 1845. 

223 JOHN'', son of John^ and Abigail (Williams) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Oct., 1780; died in Pomfret, N. Y., 8 
Jan., 1850; married, 20 Feb., 1807, Sarah Eaton of Paris, N. Y. 
He resided for a time in Paris, now Clinton, N. Y. In 1808 he 
went from Madison County to Chadwick Bay, now Dunkirk, N. Y. 

Children, all but the eldest probably born in Dunkirk; they are all 
deceased, but dates of death not known in each case: 
495 1 Lodasca', b. in Madison Co., N. Y., 13 Dec, 1807. 

ii Phebe, b. 1809; d. in Laporte, Ind., 29 Jan., 1837; m. Curtis 
Travis; moved to Indiana about 1832; he m. again. Ch. (Travis): 

* Vide Cushman Genealogy. 



SIXTH GENERATION 227 

1 Eliza Madeline^; 2 Nelson Albert; « John B.; 4 Wesley. 
iii Walter E., b. 1811; m. (1) 28 April, 1844, Sophia Bussing; m. 
(2) 13 Feb., 1853, Ann A. Saunders. Ch.: 

1 Laurens Orlando^ b. 29 Jan., 1845; d. unm., in U. S. N., Cm! 

War. 

2 Minerva A., b. 11 AprU, 1849; m. Shepard; res. 

Silver Creek, N. Y. 

3 Frank W., b. 23 Jan., 1854; d. before 1904. 

496 iv Orlando, b. 5 Feb., 1813. ^ ^ ^u 

V Polly, b. 1815; m. 11 Feb., 1835, Moses Luce of Pomfret. Ch. 
(Luce) : 

1 John^, who d. 

2 William, m. Clarissa Rood ; res. Cassadaga, N. Y. 

3 Curtis, res. 1904, Arkwright, N. Y. 

4 Sarah, m. Charles Spencer of Fowlerville, Mich. 

5 Moses. 

6 Lodasca, m. Allen Erwin of Sinclairville, N. Y. 

7 Martha, m. Dexter, Cardot, Mich. 

vi Henry, b. 1816; m. 21 May, 1839, SeUnda Chase; res. Cropsey, 

lU. Ch.: ^ r, ^ 

1 Julia\ b. 14 Feb., 1844; m. McCullough; had 2 ch. 

497 vii Nabby, b. 1818. 

viii John WiUiams, b. 1820; m. Delacia Perry of Warren Co., Pa.; 
res. Dunkirk, where he was a member of the firm of Brigham & 
Brigham, seed merchants. Ch., b. in Dunkirk: 

1 George Raymond^ b. 22 Oct., 1853; res. Nebraska. 

2 Daughter, d. y. 

498 ix Nelson, b. 11 June, 1822. 

X Jackson, b. 1824; m. in Pomfret, 6 Feb., 1849, Maria Balcom; 
moved to York, Neb. Ch.: 

1 Alice J^f.^ b. 28 Feb., 1851; m. Pratt; res. York. 

2 Charles W., b. 14 Dec, 1855; res. York. 

3 Ida, res. York; m. . 

4 George. 

xi Sarah, b. 1826; d. abt. 1854; m. Nicholas Wilson; moved to 
Matamora, 111. Ch. (Wilson) : 

1 Corwin^, b. 7 Sept., 1850. 

2 Marvin, b. 22 Feb., 1852. 

3 John B., b. 22 Dec, 1853. 

xii Almary, b. 1830; m. (1) Elijah Plank; m. (2) ChUson 

of Topeka, Kan. 
xiii Harriet, b. 1832; m. Nicholas Bussing of Pomfret. Ch. (Bussing): 
1 Emma^; 2 Ahnara; 3 Sarah; all of whom died; 4 Jerome, 
d. 19 Jan., 1904, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and had 5 ch. 
xiv Fanny, b. 1833; m. 19 Sept., 1854, at Pomfret, Ezra MerriU; res. 
Fairburg, 111. Ch. (Merrill) : 
1 Alices b. 20 Feb., 1855; 2 Jay, b. 14 Nov., 1858; 3 Delia; 4 
Roland; 5 Vinie; 6 Forest; 7 Lee; 8 Sanford. 

224 JAMES^ son of John^ and Abigail (Williams) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 6 Nov., 1782; died in Fredonia, N. Y., 
31 Jan., 1861; married there, 4 March, 1811, Fanny Risley, 
who died at the home of her daughter Philena, in Dunkirk, N. Y., 
26 Jan., 1869. 



228 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

He moved to Madisorf^ N. Y., with his father in 1795, and set- 
tled in Fredonia. He assisted in the erection of the first mill and 
in the establishment of the first school and church in Fredonia, 
and was to the end of his days a respected and influential citizen. 
They are remembered with deep aff"ection by their few surviving 
children and will ever be held in honor by their posterity. 

Children, born in Fredonia: 

499 i Fidelio Williams', b. 5 Dec, 1812. 

ii Philena Warren, b. 13 April, 1816; d. in Dunkirk, N. Y., 24 
Feb., 1886; m. 26 Jan., 1840, John Freese, who survived her only 
a few years. Ch. (Freese) : 

1 Helen Sophia^, b. 22 Nov., 1840; m. about 1870; res., a widow, 
Jersey City, N. J. 

2 Fanny Brigham, b. 7 July, 1843; d. 29 Dec, 1846. 

3 James Brigham, b. 15 Dec, 184—; d. 29 Sept., 1846. 

4 George Brigham, b. 7 July, 1848; d. 13 April, 1853. 

5 Ada Belle, b. 26 Feb., 1850; res., with sister, Jersey City. 

500 iii Wesley Hervey, b. 13 May, 1819. 

iv James Risley, b. 31 Jan., 1821 ; d. in Pittsburg, 26 July, 1843. 

501 v Levi, b. 6 Jan., 1824. 

502 vi George French, b. 18 Nov., 1827. 

vii Sophia French, b. 29 Sept., 1830; d. 3 Jan., 1840. 
viii Henry Hanson, b. 30 July, 1833; unm., res. in White River, 
Wisconsin; a local agent at that station for Wis. Cen. Ry. Co. 
ix Helen Harriet, b. 30 July, 1833; d. 12 March, 1836. 

225 WALTER% son of Jolin^ and Abigail (Williams) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1787; died in Dunkirk, N. Y., 5 
Sept., 1827; married in 1812, Mary Child, daughter of William 
Dix of Holden, Mass.; born in Holden, in 1790, and died at the 
home of her son Robert, in Amboy, 111., 1 Nov., 1857. She mar- 
ried (2) Mr. Taylor of Ripley, N. Y. 

Walter visited England in 1818, and was at the manor of Brig- 
ham and the borough of Cockermouth but his MSS. were lost. After 
his return from travel abroad, he became a merchant in Westfield 
and Dunkirk, N. Y. 

Children, the second and third born in Pomfrel, N. 7.: 

503 i Mary Ann% b. 18 Dec, 1814. 

ii Lydia Maria, b. 27 Oct., 1819; d. unm., in Spirit Lake, la., 28 

March, 1901. 
iii Robert McMann, b. 18 June, 1824; m. 6 June, 1850, Mary Ann 

Kenyon of Westfield, N. Y.; res. Amboy, 111.; d. s. p. 30 Jan., 

1892. 
iv Walter Dix, b. 21 April, 1828; d. unm., in Dunkirk, 23 Sept., 

1863. 



SIXTH GENERATION 229 

226 ABIGAIL®, (or NABBY), daughter of John^ and Abigail 
(Williams) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; baptized 13 

March, 1791; died ; married, 25 Oct., 1810, Hon. (Gen.) 

Elijah, son of Elijah and Phoebe (Bills) Risley; born 17 May, 

1787; died , 1869- 

He was a merchant and very prominent man of Chautauqua 
County, N. Y. ; a member of Congress in 1850-'52. He and his wife 
occupied a high place in the esteem and affections of the people 
of Fredonia, N. Y., where they resided, and where they celebrated 
their 54th marriage anniversary in 1864. 
Children (Risley), born in Fredonia: 

1 Florilla C.^ b. 1 Oct., 1811; d. in La Salle, N. Y., 24 June, 1874; 
m. Chauncey Tucker, b. 10 Jan., 1805; d. in L. S., 25 April, 1874. 
Ch. (Tucker), b. in Fredonia: 

1 FlorelM, d. y. 

2 Henry C, b. 24 Oct., 1835; d. 7 June, 1887; an attorney, 
Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; m. Clara Warren; 6 ch. 

3 Risley, b. 10 Oct., 1848; a manufacturer; President Buffalo 
Envelope Co.; res. s. p., Buffalo; m. Matilda C, dau. of 
Jonathan Jewett. 

11 Hanson Alexander, b. 16 June, 1814; d. in W. Newton, Mass., 23 
Aug., 1893; m. 3 Dec, 1835, Harriet H. Crosby, b. Sept., 1816; 
d. 28 Sept., 1868. Ch.: 

1 George F.\ b. 18 Oct., 1836; d. 17 March, 1841. 

2 Mary C, b. 10 March, 1838; d. 15 March, 1841. 

3 Walter R., b. 25 May, 1842; d. 7 July, 1847. 

4 Olive F., b. 15 July, 1844; adopted by Hon. William H. Sew- 
ard, and assumed name of Risley-Seward in 1868; res. Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

5 Harriet D., b. 5 March, 1850; m. Alfred Rodman of Dedham, 
Mass.; 1 son. 

iii Sophronia, b. 15 Sept., 1816; d. 5 Sept., 1875; m. 7 Feb., 1841, 
Charles F. Matteson of Fredonia, who d. April, 1882; res. 
Fredonia. Ch. (Matteson), the 3 younger b. in Fredonia: 

1 Katherine^, b. 16 Jan., 1844. 

2 Isabelle, b. 22 Sept., 1851 ; d. Oct., 1852. 

3 Charles R., b. 29 Jan., 1855 ; d. 7 Feb., 1855. 

4 Abhy J., b. 29 Jan., 1855; d. 29 Oct., 1858. 

Iv Laurens Green, b. 27 March, 1819; d. Jan., 1893; m. 7 Jime, 
1842, Henrietta E. Houghton, b. 8 July, 1821; d. 6 Feb., 1897. 
Ch.: 

1 Evelyn^ b. 26 Feb., 1843; d. 15 July, 1890; m. ^2 Nov., 1871, 
George H. Stetson of Bangor, Me. 

2 George H., b. 13 April, 1847; m. 24 June, 1868, Emilie B. 
Schutt. 

V DeUa, b. 13 Oct., 1824; d. Aug., 1881; m. 28 Dec, 1843, Hon. 
T. P. Grosvenor of Buffalo, who d. 1880. Ch. (Grosvenor) : 

1 Ellen D}, b. 13 May, 1845, in Buffalo; d. 1 June, 1898; m. 
28 Dec, 1868, Milton B. Cushing, Paymaster U. S. A., who d. 
about 1886. 

2 Charles P., b. Nov., 1858, in Dunkirk; d. 7 Jan., 1899. 

vii Minerva, b. Aug., 1825 (Morse says " 1828 ") ; d. in Dunkirk, 10 
Feb., 1897; m. Frank C. Cushing, a lawyer, who d. Oct., 1858. 



230 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

227 LIEUT. JOEL% son of SamueP and Phebe (Davis) Brig- 
ham; born in Paxton, Mass., 12 Sept., 1785; died in Lodi, Ohio, 
S Oct., 1837; he was shot through the abdomen by Indian " Long- 
finger," from an ambush; married 8 Oct., 1809, Polly Ann, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Susan Durkee, of Augusta, N. Y.; born in 
Washington, Conn., 7 Oct., 1786; died in Lodi, 13 Sept., 1840. He 
was a Lieutenant in the War of 1812. He removed from Augusta, 
N. Y., to Dunkirk, N. Y., about 1816 and thence to Lodi in 1834. 

Children, the first 3 born in Augusta, the last 4 in Dunkirk: 

504 i Elmina% b. 2 July, 1810. 

505 ii Dexter, b. 28 Oct., 1812. 

506 iii Winfield Scott, b. 30 Dec, 1814. 
50T iv Joel, b. 10 Jan., 1818. 

V Haven, b. 2 June, 1820; d. 19 Feb., 1837. 

vi Theodore, b. 2 Jan., 1823; d. 19 Aug., 1835. 
vii Julius, b. 25 Aug., 1826; d. 26 Jan., 1840. 

228 BARNA% son of Capt. Tilly^ and Rachel (Walker) Brig- 
ham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 11 Nov., 1784; died 4 March, 
1834; married Anna Hinds of Prescott, Mass.; born 11 May, 1785; 
died 24 Aug., 1861. 

Children, born in Prescott: 

i Bathsheba', or " Basha," b. 18 Sept., 1805; d. in Prescott, 26 

Sept., 1806. 
ii Charles F., b. 19 Jan., 1807; d. 19 Aug., 1866; a book dealer; res. 

Cincinnati, 
iii Nehemiah H., b. 13 March, 1809; d. 18 Sept., 1861; res. Prescott. 
iv TiUy, b. 4 Nov., 1810; d. 26 Sept., 1811. 

V Barna Lovering, b. 2 Feb., 1813; d. 21 Sept., 1876; a farmer in 
Richland, Mich. 

vi Henry, b. 25 March, 1815; d. 24 Sept., 1837; a trader in Verona, 
vii Marcia A., b. 14 Oct., 1817; res. Acme, Mich. 

viii Vesta C, b. April, 1819; d. 15 March, 1872; res. Northampton, 
Mass. 
ix Frances E., b. 17 July, 1821; res. Florence, Mass. 
X Mary J., b. 25 July, 1823; d. 22 Aug., 1855, in Fort Wayne, Ind. 
xi Lorenzo, b. 27 March, 1825; d. 10 Aug., 1825. 
xii Horatio G., b. 19 July, 1827; d. 30 July, 1830. 
xiii Samuel T., b. 4 Feb., 1829 ; retirel ; res. Florence, Mass. 
xiv Emory C, b. 24 Nov., 1832; d. 24 Aug., 1895; a jeweler; res. 
Florence, Mass. 

229 JOEL^ son of Capt. Tilly'' and Rachel (Walker) Brig- 
ham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 2 June, 1790; died there about 
1866; married 27 Feb., 1812, Basmath Hamilton. He resided on 
the original homestead in Brookfield, and engaged in farming. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 

i Martha A.^ b. 27 Dec, 1813; d. unm., in So. Framingham, Mass., 

20 April, 1893. 
ii Persis A., b. 24 Oct., 1815; d. 24 April, 1893; m. 1837, Timothy 
M. Walker; moved to Springfield, in 1843, where he was a mer- 
chant. Ch. (Walker): 



SIXTH GENERATION 231 

1 Edward M.^ 

2 William B., both res. in Springfield. 

ill JuUa F., b. 3 Aug., 181T; m. Henry S. Waterman, who engaged 
in mining. Ch. (Waterman): 
1 Charles H.', b. 11 Maj, 1848; 2 Mary A.j 3 Henry B. 

508 iv Jane Elizabeth, b. 11 July, 1819. 

V Seraph A., b. 9 Feb., 1821 ; res. unm., So. Frammgham, Mass. 
vi Tilly, b. 1 March, 1823; d. unm., 1865, in N. Y. City, where he 
was with Wade Letter Press Co. 

509 vii Salem Tilly, b. 17 Oct., 1824. , , • 
viii Lucius A., b. 10 June, 1827; res. unm., a hardware dealer in 

St. Louis. , ^ ^ -, -looA 

ix Abbie H., b. 11 Sept., 1829; d. in So. Framingham, 2 AprU, 1884; 
m Augustus Richardson, a straw-goods manufacturer; b. in 
Sterling, Mass., 28 Dec, 1823; d. 5 Feb., 1892; res. So. Framing- 
ham. Ch. b. there: 

1 Addie C?, m. Frederick P. Stearns of Dorchester, Mass., 
who d. 1905. Ch.: i Herbert"; ii Ralph. 

2 Ella M., m. Frank H. Fales; res. s. p.. So. Framingham. 

3 Herbert A., m. Albina C. Jacobs; res. s. p.. So. Framingham. 

4 Kate E. 

5 Fred W. 

X Mary A., b. 20 May, 1831; d. 7 Dec, 1848. 

xl Joseph W., b. 11 Dec, 1834; m. Juliana Hyde; res. on the old 
homestead in Brookfield. Ch.: 
1 Alfred^; 2 Lucius. 

230 JAMES% son of Elislia^ and Patience (Walker) Brigham; 
born in Brookfield, Mass., 22 Feb., 1783; died in Richford, Vt., 
31 Oct., 1866; married 24 March, 1814, Marcia Hastings of West 
Richford; born 3 Nov., 1792; died in Richford, 5 June, 1879- He 
resided in West Richford. 

Children : 

i Infants^ twin girls; d, at birth. 

ii Lucie E., b. 14 Feb., 1816; d. 17 July, 1902; m. 9 Dec 1840, 
Henry Branch, who d. 26 Feb., 1869; res. Berkshire, Vt. Ch. 

(Branch): , „ ^ t, i u- 

1 Viola E?, b. 11 Aug., 1842; m. Peter Rockwell of Berkshire. 

2 Mary E., b. 24 May, 1844; m. Charles Brainard of Berkshire, 
iii Laura H., b. 26 Oct., 1817; d. unm., 17 Sept., 1900, ae. 82. 

iv Nancy M., b. 11 Sept., 1819; d. 27 Dec, 1853; m. 2 March, 1853, 
Ambrose Sikes ; res. Payson, 111. 

510 V Bostwick, b. Brookfield, Mass., 6 Aug., 1821. 

vi Alfred (Rev.), b. in Brookfield, 27 Nov., 1823; d. in Newark 
Valley, N. Y., 21 Sept., 1896; m. 15 June, 1853, Fanny P. Tinker 
of Concord, N. H., who d. 27 Oct., 1901. Ch.: 

1 William F.\ b. 2 April, 1854; d. 18 June, 1876. 

2 Mattie, b. 29 Oct., 1858; d. s. p., 21 Oct., 1891; m. 17 June, 
1884, Melville D. Cameron. 

3 Lottie, b. July, 1861 ; d. 21 Sept., 1869. 

4 Minnie, b. April, 1863; d. 24 Aug., 1872. 

vii Elizabeth, b. 6 Sept., 1825; m. in W. Brookfield, in 1869, Calvin 
E. Gilbert, who d. s. p., 30 Oct., 1901. 

511 viii James E., b. in Caroline, N. Y., 17 July, 1827. 



232 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY ■ 

ix Marcia A., b. 4 Nov., 1829; d. 24 Feb., 1850. 
X Rebecca K., b. 13 Nov., 1832; d. 26 Oct., 1846. 

231 SILVANUS% son of Elisha^ and Patience (Walker) Brig- 
ham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 80 July, 1785; married 1 Dec, 
1808, Sarah, daughter of Elisha Rice of Brookfield; born 17 Sept., 
1790. He was in the War of 1812, and went from Brookfield to 
Boston. He resided on part of the old homestead in Brookfield. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 

i Lucy Rice% b. 26 April, 1809; m. (1) George Old; m. (2) 

Columbus Rice; d. in B., s. p., 9 Oct., 1882. 
ii Emeline, b. 22 Feb., 1811; m. Dexter Nichols of Sturbridge, 
Mass. Ch. (Nichols), b. in Sturbridge: 

1 Henry W.^, m. Maynard. Ch.: i Maynard D.*, res. 

California; has 1 boy; ii Homer; iii Walter; iv John; all 
res. Sturbridge and have families. 

2 Sarah E., m. Farnum Southwick. Ch. (Southwick) : Myron% 
who res. Warren, Mass., and has 5 ch. 

iii Amanda, b. 11 Jan., 1813; m. Calvin A. Davis, who d. in Brook- 
field. Ch. (Davis): 

1 Frederick^, d. 

2 Ellen, d. 

iv James Sullivan, b. 3 Aug., 1814; d. 7 Feb., 1815. 

512 V Alexander, b. 10 Nov., 1815. 

vi Charles Lewis, b. 14 Nov., 1817; d. in Brookfield, 17 July, 1864; 
m. Betsey S. Harwood, and res. there. Ch.: 

1 John H?, b. 20 Feb., 1857; d. 28 Aug., 1864. 

2 Frank T., b. 21 Jan., 1860; d. 1 Aug., 1864. 

vii Frederick, b. 28 Oct., 1819; d.; m. Eliza J. Hobbs; res. Warren, 
Mass. Ch. : 
1 Lticy J.^, who m. J. M. Drake; s. p. 
viu Sarah, b. 16 Feb., 1822; d. ibid. 
ix John G., b. 18 Aug., 1823; d. 22 Jan., 1849, unm. 
X Seth, b. 8 April, 1828; d. unm., 4 Oct., 1876; he was a cripple, 
and assisted Rev. Abner Morse in his work. 

232 DR. SAMUEL^ son of John^ and Zerviah (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Phillipston, Mass., l6 Jan., 1782; died in Bainbridge, 
O., 29 July, 1848; married (1) Lucy Churchill; married (2) PoUy 
Wood; born 17 Jan., 1792; died in 1838; her father was a captain 
in the Revolutionary War. 

Samuel resided at Bangor, N. Y., and then went west. He was 
a physician and surgeon, and musical, being considered a fine violin- 
ist. Several of his descendants inherited his musical gifts. 

Children {all by second wife), 10 were born, but only 5 lived; the 3 
younger b. in Bangor, N. Y.: 

513 i SamueF, b. in Malone, N. Y., 8 May, 1817. 

ii Lucy Churchill, b. in N. Y. State, 31 July, 1822; d. 1 Nov., 1892; 
m. 31 Dec, 1845, Benjamin Sweet of Ohio. Ch. (Sweet) : 
1 Alcesta\ b. in Bainbridge, O., 3 Aug., 1848; m. (1) 24 Oct., 
1867, Nathan Phinney, who d. 5 July, 1876; m. (2) 28 Nov., 
1881, Franklin S. Morris of Munroe, O. 



SIXTH GENERATION 233 

2 Leora, b. 29 June, 1852; m. 12 Jan., 1905, Frank Russell, 
whose first wife was Emily A. Brigham, dau. of 513. 
lii Polly Wood, b. in 1824; d. 11 Dec, 1893; m. in 1844, "William 
R. Hatch of Berlin Heights, O.; a sailor. Ch. (Hatch): 

1 William E?, b. 15 Sept., 1845. 

2 Arabella Z., b. 25 Sept., 1849; m. 15 Oct., 1871, Marion 
Sprowl, who d. 13 April, 1894. Ch. (Sprowl) : i Hallie J.', 
b. 10 July, 1874; m. May, 1897, Ada Karcher; ii Francis L., 
b. 10 April, 1881; m. Oct., 1901, Ada Willinger; iii Rena B., b. 
19 July, 1887; m. March, 1902, Alonzo Goodsite. 

3 Alice E., b. 6 Jan., 1854; m. 22 March, 1874, Alfred L. 
Dickinson. Ch. (Dickinson) : Marian A.% b. 15 Sept., 1880. 

iv Benjamin Franklin, b. 7 Aug., 1827; d. in Pleasantville, la., 
where he res. 19 Aug., 1905; m. Clara J. Elliot, 23 April, 1863; 
5 children were born, aU dying young. He was a farmer. His 
death leaves Mrs. Price, his sister, the last of her family. 

V Abigail Rudd, b. in 1833; m. 23 Oct., 1855, Thomas Price of 
Huron, O., who d. s. p., 27 May, 1870; he was a great sportsman; 
res. in Chagrin Falls, O., where she now lives (1905). She has 
taken a great interest in the Brigham Family History, and has 
furnished a large number of records of the line. 

233 JOHN*^, son of SamueP and Rachel (Underwood) Brig- 
ham, born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 22 March, 1788; died 1 May, 1853; 
married 14 Aug., 1808, Sarah, daughter of Abraham Fay of North- 
boro, Mass., who died 25 March, 1869, «• 82. 

Children, born in Shrewsbury: 

i Samuel Augustus', b. 18 Feb., 1809; d. Oct., 1846; m. Daphne 
Leggett, who m. (2) Nathaniel Green. Ch.: 
1 Susan A?, b. 1845; d. 1846. 
ii Abraham Fay, b. 3 March, 1810; d. at home of his dau., Mrs. 
Coburn, in Shrewsbury, 21 Aug., 1889; m. 13 June, 1850, Sarah 
Wingate, who d. 2Q Sept., 1865, ae. 44. Ch., b. in Shrewsbury: 

1 Eliza Jane% b. 8 July, 1851 ; m. 2 Oct., 1871, Henry L. Coburn, 
who d. ; she res., a widow, in Shrewsbury. Ch. (Coburn): i 
Walter"; ii Frank; both d. y. 

2 May Fay, b. 30 Jan., 1854; m. 31 Aug., 1870, Lozano C. 
Knowlton; res. Shrewsbury. Ch. (Knowlton) : Helen B.*, 
b. 1 May, 1886. 

3 George Edward, b. 4 June, 1856; m. 19 May, 1880, Helen A. 
Hicks; res. Shrewsbury. Ch.: i Flora A.', b. 1 July, 1881; 
ii Walter E., b. 2 Oct., 1882. 

4 Dexter E., b. 9 May, 1859. 

iii Abigail Martyn, b. 4 Feb., 1812; d. 24 Jan., 1885; m. (1) James 
V? ■^- Green of MiUbury, Mass., who d. 1844, ae. 37; m. (2) Capt. 
Leander Sawyer, who d. 1882, ae. 74. Ch. (Green) : 
1 James^; 2 Sarah; 3 Marion; all d. y. 

4 Henry A.,h. 7 Sept., 1841; m. Fannie M. Gates. Ch.: i Alice'; 
ii Albert; iii Marion; iv Florence; v Cora. 

Ch. (Sawyer) : 

5 Abigail, b. 28 April, 1852; she m. and d. 

iv John, b. 29 June, 1818; d. probably unm., Nov., 1838. 

V Charles Taylor, b. 14 Oct., 1826; d. unm., 4 March, 1861. 



234, THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

234 LIEUT. NATHANIEL% son of David^ and Martha 
(Chamberlain) Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 27 July, 
1769; died 20 May, 1846; married 21 Nov., 1799, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of John Mason, who moved from Medfield to Shrewsbury; she 
died 14 April, 1843. He moved from Shrewsbury to West Boyl- 
ston, Mass. 

Children, the 3 elder born in Shrewsbury, the others in W. Boylston: 

514 i Luther', b. 10 Oct., 1800. 

515 ii Calvin, b. 23 May, 1803. 

516 iii John Mason, b. 36 March, 1808. 

517 iv Henry Harding, b. 31 June, 1814. 

235 EDMUND TROWBRIDGE^, son of David^ and Martha 
(Chamberlain) Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 9 March, 
1771; died in Shrewsbury, 28 Feb., 1858; married Elizabeth or 
Lucy Davis, of Ware, Mass.; she died at Shrewsbury, 4 May, 
1853. He resided in Shrewsbury. 

Children, the eldest born in Westboro, the second in Shrewsbury : 

i Elijah Augustus^ b. 30 June, 1804; moved to Philadelphia, where 
d. 37 Jan., 1889; m. 17 May, 1835, Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. 
Witherby, Jr.; who d. 9 July, 1869. Ch.: 
1 Susan Elizabeth^ b. 36 July, 1836; d. 15 Nov., 1870; m. Dr. 
Levi Curtis of Philadelphia, 
ii David Trowbridge, b. 6 Aug., 1806; a lawyer in Worcester; m. 
24 Nov., 1831, Ann M. Peck; he d. s. p., in Keokuk, la., 9 July, 
1865; was grad. Union Coll., A. B., 1839, P. B. K.; res. for a time 
at Alton, 111.; was a member of the Iowa Senate. 

236 PRESCOTT% son of David^ and Martha (Chamberlain) 
Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 8 March, 1780; died 28 May, 
1862; married 6 April, 1814, Hannah, daughter of Gideon Rider 
of Shrewsbury; born m Shrewsbury, 24 July, 1788; died l6 Oct., 
1846. He resided in Shrewsbury, and removed to Blue Mounds, 
Wisconsin, in 1838. 

Children: 

i Ebenezer Prescotr, b. 8 Sept., 1818; m. in 1838, Lucy Gibbs; 
res. in California. Ch.: 1 Clarissa Damon, b. 17 March, 1839; m. 
H. A. Goodell, and d. s. p. soon after, 
ii Martha Chamberlain, b. 16 Dec, 1833; m. 28 May, 1842, Thomas 
B. Cowles of Sauk Co., Wisconsin. 

237 MERCY% daughter of David^ and Martha (Chamberlain) 
Brigham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 21 March, 1784; died 12 
Oct., 1867; married John, son of Gideon Rider, of Shrewsbury; 
descended from George Barbour, the emigrant; he was born in 
Hopkinton, Mass., 27 Jan., 1786; died in Phillipston, Mass., 17 
Jan., 1862. They moved to Phillipston about 1820. 



SIXTH GENERATION 235 

Children (Rider), the 6 eldest born in Shrewsbury, the 3 youngest m 
PhilKpston: 

i Ann% b. 4 July, 1806; d. 19 Sept., 1829; m. 21 July, 1825, Rev. 
(Hon.) Charles Hudson, b. in Marlboro, 14 Nov., 1795; d. 4 May, 
1881; a soldier of the War of 1813; was a well-known historian of 
towns of Massachusetts, notably that of Marlboro; was in both 
branches of the Mass. Legislature many years, and also in Con- 
gress. Ch. (Hudson), b. in Westminster: 

1 Harriet W.^ b. 18 Aug., 1827; d. 26 July, 1828. 

2 Harriet A., b. 13 Sept., 1829; d. 26 Sept., 1875; m, Henry M., 
son of Rev. Stephen I. Smith; res. in Chicago for more than 
20 years; was one of the editors of the Chicago Tribune; also 
editor in Washington and Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 4 ch. 

li Martha Brigham, b. 15 June, 1808; d. 11 Jan., 1888; m. (second 
wife), 14 May, 1830, Rev. (Hon.) Charles Hudson, whose first 
wife was her sister Ann. Ch. (Hudson), b. in Westminster: 

1 Martha Brigham\ b. 10 April, 1832; d. 25 April, 1832. 

2 Charles H., b. 10 July, 1833; m. Frances H., dau. of John 
Miller Nichols; was grad. from Harvard Univ., 1855; has been 
Supt., Chief Engineer and Gen. Manager on several southern 
R. R.'s; 5 ch. 

3 (Col.) John W., b. 10 July, 1836; d. s. p., 1 June, 1872; m. 
Sophia W., dau. of Edward Mellen of Wayland, Mass.; was 
grad. from Harvard Univ., 1856; a lawyer in Boston; served 3 
years with 35th Regt., Mass. Vol., Army of the Potomac, and 
was Lieut. Col. Resided in Lexington. 

4 Mary E., b. 31 March, 1839; res. Lexington, Mass., unm. 

iii Marion, b. 27 Sept., 1810; m. 4 April, 1839, Charles, son of Maj. 

Holland Forbes of Westboro and Royalston, Mass.; had 7 ch., 

6 d. y. 
iv John, b. 28 Feb., 1813; d. 9 Sept., 1893; m. 1 Jan., 1839, Lydia, 

dau. of John Johnson; moved from Petersham, Mass., to Blue 

Mounds, Wis., 1847; served as assessor continually and as member 

of the school board; 6 ch. 
v Otis, b. 12 Aug., 1815; (spelled his name with a "y "); d. 6 June, 

1897; m. 5 April, 1838, Susan, dau. of John Mann; res. Lawton, 

Mich.; 7 ch. 
vi Jonas, b. 26 Aug., 1818; d. 10 March, 1868, in Barre, Mass.; 

m. Nancy, dau. of Charles and Lucy (Howe) Rice of Barre. 

Ch. (Rider): 

1 Caroline Augusta^, b. 3 Aug., 1843; d. unm., in No. Grafton, 
Mass., 20 July, 1904. 

2 Ella Jane, b. 4 July, 1850; res. unm., in Worcester. 

3 Emma Josephine, b. 4 Oct., 1852; m. Charles A. Hancock; 
res. Barre; 6 ch. 

vii Theodore S., b. 27 Jan., 1821; d. 21 May, 1873; m. (1) 2 April, 
1844, Rhoda, dau. of Capt. Jesse Forristall of Fitzwilliam, N. H.; 
m. (2) 2 April, 1846, Mrs. Lucy (Crittenden) Carr; 3 ch., by 
1st wife, 
viii Susan Dennis, b. 5 April, 1825; m. 3 Jan., 1849, Jonathan Bart- 
lett Ackermann of Rye, N. H.; res. Derry, N. H.; 2 ch, 
ix Charles (spells his name with a "y"), b. 4 Aug., 1829; m. 27 
March, 1851, Martha A., dau. of Daniel Matthews; 6 ch. 



236 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

238 DAVID", son of David^ and Martha (Chamberlain) Brig- 
ham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 15 Aug., 1786; died in Madison, 
Wis., 16 Aug., 1843; married in Greenfield, Mass., 6 July, 1819, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Jerome Ripley of Greenfield ;''she died in 
Madison, 3 Nov., 1879, se. 86. He received the degree of A. B. at 
Harvard College, 1810; became a tutor in Bowdoin College, where 
in 1815 he received the degree of Hon. A. M. He read law and in 
1818 was established in Greenfield. Earlier he resided in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., and also in Fitchburg. He moved to Madison in 1839. 

Children : 
518 1 Jerome Ripley", b. 1 July, 1835. 

u Marianne Elizabeth, b. io July, 1828; m. 10 April, 1849, Horace 
G. Bliss; they res. Madison and then moved to St. Paul, Minn. 
Ch. (Bliss): 

1 Brigham^, who was with the First Nat. Bank of St. Paul for 
20 years; m. Carrie Kellogg. Ch.: Julia". 

2 Mary F., d. y. 



239 LYDIA'', daughter of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha (Hardy) 
Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 24 Aug., 1772; died in F., 
23 Nov., 1833; married 8 Sept., 1795, Elijah, son of Samuel 
Phillips of Athol, Mass.; born in Athol, 23 Jan., 1764; moved to 
Fitzwilliam about 1790, where he died 4 May, 1841. 

Children (Phillips), born in Fitzwilliam: 

1 Belinda^ b. 20 May, 1796; d. 13 Aug., 1798. 
ii Lucy, b. 14 Jan., 1798; d. 4 Oct., 1805. 
iii Elijah, b. 6 April, 1800; d. 26 Sept., 1805. 

iv (Dea.) Rufus Brigham, b. 7 June, 1802; d. 5 Feb., 1882; m. 6 
April, 1826, Mary, dau. of Dea. John Woodward; b. 8 March, 
1799; d. 29 May, 1870. Ch.: 

1 Susan M?, m. Charles Taft. 

2 Edward P. 

3 Mari/, m. Chester Marsh of Windsor, Vt. 

v Maria, b. 20 July, 1804; d. unm., 30 Oct., 1821. 
vi Gardner, b. 27 Nov., 1806; d. 23 Dec, 1869; m. (1) Fanny 
Whitman, who d. s. p.; m. (2) Pamelia Carpenter of Westminster, 
Vt. Ch.: 

1 Julia A.', b. in Keene, N. H., 13 Nov., 1840; m. Albert Cooper 
of Allston, Mass; 4 ch. 

2 Hattie 8., b. in Keene, 27 Oct., 1842; m. Alfred P. Ranney of 
Westminster; s. p. 

3 Fannie M., b. 12 Feb., 1845. 

4 Eliza J., b. in Walpole, N. H., 15 June, 1847; d. 16 Sept, 
1865. 

5 John G., b. 24 Dec, 1850; m., s. p. 

6 Lydia D., h. in Westminster, 9 Dec, 1856; d. 9 May, 1858. 

7 Herbert, m. ; 4 ch. 

vii Elijah, b. 11 April, 1809; killed by Indians in Bureau Co., 111., 
18 June, 1832. 



SIXTH GENERATION 237 

viii Almond, b. 9 Oct., 1811; d. 3 Sept., 1879; m. 6 Oct., 1839, Kezia 
A., dau. of John J. Allen; b. 21 Jan., 1815; d. 10 Sept., 1877; 
moved to Marlboro, Mass. Ch. b. in Fitzwilliam: 

1 Ella F.^ b. 28 Dec, 1840; m. Frederick J. Potter of Quincy, 
111.; res. Allston, Mass.; 1 ch. 

2 Henry S., b. 20 March, 1844; d. 17 Feb., 1847. 

3 (Dr.) Leslie A., b. 19 Aug., 1847; d, 3 April, 1896; res. Boston. 

4 Anna M., b. 31 May, 1850; m. George R. Leland of Worcester, 
Mass.; 2 ch. 

■ ix Levi, b. 30 Jan., 1814; d. 18 March, 1865; m. (1) 26 Oct., 1835, 
Submit, dau. of Emory Taft; b. 1812; d. Dec, 1860; m. (2) 
Mary, dau. of Henry Shirley. Ch. : 
1 Helen^; 2 George H.; 3 Elmer E., Principal Park Col. School, 
N. Y. City; 4 Lewis; 5 Herbert; 6 Harriet. 
X Winslow, b. 19 Jan., 1817; m. 21 April, 1847, Susan, dau. of 
Hyman Bent; b. 30 Dec, 1825. Ch.: 

1 Herbert W.^ 

2 Arthur L., b. 7 Sept., 1854; m. 7 Oct., 1878, Hattie Marie 
Keith, b. 9 July, 1858; res. Winchendon, Mass.; 2 ch. 

3 Chester H., b. 27 May, 1868; m. 20 April, 1892, Anna May- 
Merrill of Plymouth, N, H., b. 12 Jan., 1868; res. Fitzwilliam; 
1 ch. 

4 Wilbur H, 

240 CAPT. JOSEPH% son of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha 
(Hardy) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 2 June, 1774; died 
in F., 19 July, 1846; married 28 April, 1803, Polly, daughter of 
Francis and Sarah (Fisher) Perry Fullam; born 7 Jan., 1779; 
died 29 Sept., 1861. 

He was selectman in Fitzwilliam 1805-'07, 1811-'19, 1826-'30; 
Representative, 1831 and 1832; Captain of the Artillery Co. He 
was a farmer and removed to Dover, 111., 1832. 

Children, born in Fitzwilliam: 

i Belinda", b. 28 Feb., 1804; d. 11 July, 1812. 
ii Rufus, b. 2 May, 1805; d. 28 June, 1812. 

519 iii Silvester, b. 17 June, 1807. 

iv Mary, b. 23 March, 1809; d. 8 July, 1812. 

v Lucy, b. 16 June, 1811; living in 1893; m. 25 May, 1834, David 
Chase, b. in Royalston, Mass., 30 April, 1811; d. 1 July, 1882; 
was a farmer in Dover, 111. Ch. (Chase), b. in Dover: 

1 Lucy A.^, b. 10 April, 1840; d. 1880; m. Oscar Mead of Dover. 

2 David Warren, h. 11 Jan., 1844; m. Mary A. Codington; a 
farmer in Dover. 

3 Mary E., b. 30 Oct., 1849 ; m. Arthur Trueitt in Dover, 
vi Polly, b. 2 Nov., 1813 ; res. Princeton, 111. 

vii Nancy, b. 6 June, 1816; d. Oct., 1851. 
viii Eliza, b. 31 Aug., 1818; d. 23 Sept., 1863. 

520 ix Joseph H., b. 31 Jan., 1823. 

241 HANNAH% daughter of Lieut. Levi'' and Tabitha 
(Hardy) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 12 March, 1777; 
died 27 Oct., 1845; married in Fitzwilliam, 1 July, 1802, Capt. 



238 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

William Fisher, son of David and Sarah (Fisher) Perry; born in 
Fitzwilliam, 9 Feb., 1776; died 18 March, 1871, ae. 95. He was 
prominent in obtaining the charter for the Fitzwilliam Artillery 
Co., in 1807, when the contest was close between Fitzwilliam and 
Dublin. 

Children (Perry), born in Fitzwilliam: 
i Infant^ d. 19 Sept., 1803. 
11 David, b. 14 Oct., 1804; d. 1 Oct., 1812. 
iii Infant, b. 2T Nov., 1806; d. 4 Dec, 1806. 
iv Sally, b. 30 Oct., 1807; d. 23 Oct., 1812. 
V Tabitha, b. 6 Dec, 1809; d. 12 Oct., 1812. 

vl William, b. 9 Jan., 1812; d. in Boston, 25 May, 1863; m. 30 May, 
1841, Harriet, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Lennett) Springer 
of Gardner, Me., b. 16 July, 1816; d. 8 Jan., 1903; he res. Boston. 
Ch.: 

1 Edgar TF.^ b. 30 March, 1842; d. 27 April, 1842. 

2 Hannah E., b. 20 June, 1843; m. George A. Smith of Boston; 
res. Boston; 2 ch. 

3 Maria M., b. 5 April, 1845; d. 11 April, 1845. 

4 William H., b. 11 Oct., 1847; served in the Civil War, 42d 
Reg. Mass. Vols.; d. in Boston, of disease contracted in the 
army, 11 Nov., 1864. 

5 Sarah E., b. 11 Nov., 1853 (another record says "4 Dec, 
1854 ") ; m. in Boston, 8 Oct., 1885, Warren S. Locke of Lan- 
caster, Mass., b. 10 June, 1853; res. Providence, R. I. ; 4 ch. 

6 Frederick G., b. 13 Jan., 1858; d. Oct., 1890; m. 10 Dec, 1884, 
Annie E. Mosely; was grad. Harvard Univ., 1879; 2 ch. 

vii David, b. 4 May, 1814; d. 8 Feb., 1895; m. 4 May, 1847, Sophia, 
dau. of Nathaniel Keniston of Gardner, Me.; b. 11 July, 1821; 
d. 16 March, 1872; he kept a hotel in FitzwiUiam, and moved 
to Weston, Mass., 1866, where engaged in farming. Ch.: 

1 Infant, b. 28 Feb., 1848; d. 29 Feb., 1848. 

2 Frank D., b. 24 April, 1849; m. 28 April, 1890, Sarah E. Cox 
of Gardner, Me., b. 30 May, 1848; res. s. p., Gardner. 

3 Hattie 8., b. 23 Jan., 1852; res. unm., Weston. 

4 George S., b. 14 Nov., 1855; d. s. p., 10 July, 1904; m. 9 Oct., 
1883, Charlotte Johnson. 

5 Henry W., b. 15 July, 1857; m. 5 June, 1890, Mary Eloise, 
dau. of John H. Drew of Farmingdale, Me.; b. 7 Oct., 1861; 
res. Sharon, Mass.; 4 ch. 

viii Sarah, b. 16 July, 1816; d. unm., 23 March, 1903. 
ix Charles, b. 22 Nov., 1818; d. 23 Feb., 1901; m. 31 March, 1847, 
Maria, dau. of Calvin and Deborah (Brewer) Bemis of Swanzey, 
N. H.; b. 24 Jan., 1826; d. 2 Sept., 1903; res., a farmer, in 
Fitzvi'illiam. Ch.: 

1 Calvin Brigham^, b. 27 Jan., 1848; m. in FitzwiUiam, 10 Nov., 
1870, Julia E., dau. of Abner and Elizabeth (Bailey) Gage of 
Fitzwilliam; b. 27 Nov., 1846; he res. Keene, N. H., where in 
the granite, R. E. and Ins. business. Ch.: i William Fisher"; 
ii Walter Gage. 

2 Charles William, b. 3 March, 1855; killed instantly 22 Oct^ 
1879, by the kick of a horse. 



SIXTH GENERATION 239 

242 LEVI% son of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha (Hardy) Brig- 
ham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 29 Dec, 1779; died in Boston, 
Mass., 20 Oct., 1826; married 6 Feb., 1821, Nancy H. Ayer, of 
Concord, N. H.; born 22 Sept., 1793; died 9 June, 1835. 

He was an architect, and assisted in building the New Hamp- 
shire State House and also the Quincy Market, in Boston. He is 
interred xmder Saint Paul's Church, Tremont Street, Boston. 

Children, born in Concord, N. H.: 

i Levi% b, 3 May, 1822; d. 1 Oct., 1843; grad. from Dartmouth 
CoUege in 1843; was a private tutor at Port Tobacco, Md., where 
hed. 
li Susan Ann, b. 25 June, 1825; d. in Concord, 10 May, 1863; m. 27 
Sept., 1849, Col. John H. George of Concord, b. 20 Nov., 1824; d. 6 
Feb., 1888; a lawyer of Concord. Ch. (George): 

1 Mary H.\ b. 23 July, 1850; d. 2 June, 1858. 

2 Jennie P., b. 22 Feb., 1852; m. 1 Oct., 1873, Henry E. Bacon 
of Portland, Me. Ch. (Bacon) : i George U.°, b. 21 June, 1874; 
ii John H., b. 6 Nov., 1875; ill Elbridge, b. 28 Oct., 1878; 
iv Mary R., b. 25 Sept., 1888; v Henry E., b. 4 Oct., 1891. 

3 Sidney W., b. 15 Oct., 1853; d. 17 March, 1857. 

4 John P., b. 21 Jan., 1856; a lawyer. 

5 Aim Brigham, b. 10 March, 1858; res. unm., in Concord. 

6 Charles P., b. 8 March, 1860; m. 1883 in Washington, D. C, 
Jennie P. Grayham; Capt. in the 16th U. S. Infantry, stationed 
in Atlanta, Ga. Ch.: i John "W.°; ii Charles P.; iii John H.; 
iv Charlotte; v Elizabeth; vi Virginia. 

7 Benjamin P., b. 6 March, 1862; m. 13 June, 1895, in Chicago, 
lU., Lydia C. Harland. Ch.: Katherine», b. 13 Nov., 1899. 

243 TABITHA", daughter of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha 
(Hardy) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 30 Sept., 1780; 
died in Fitzwilliam, 11 Oct., 1805; married, (second wife) 15 Jan., 
1801, Capt. Aaron, son of Nathaniel Wright, of Sterling, Mass., 
born 9 Dec, 1766; died in Winchester, N. H., 26 Nov., 1866; he 
married (1) Lucy Bigelow, of Princeton, Mass., who died 1799; 
they had children; he married (3) Polly Blanding, widow of Seth 
Xendall of Athol. He was a farmer. 

Children (Wright), horn in Fitzwilliam,: 

i Mary Ann% b. 18 Oct., 1801; d. 28 Sept., 1805. 
ii Tabitha Sophronia, b. 2^ Oct., 1803; d. 2 Oct., 1805. 
iii Tabitha, b. 30 Oct., 1805; d. in F., 14 June, 1891; m. 6 June, 
1827, Henry H., son of Asa Wheeler; a farmer, and town treas- 
urer; b. in Sudbury, Mass., 18 Oct., 1805. Ch. (Wheeler), b. in 
Fitzwilliam : 

1 Lyman K.^, b. 1 May, 1828; d. 17 Oct., 1904, unm.; 3 years 
in the Civil War. 

2 William H., b. 13 Sept., 1830; res. a druggist in Springfield, 
Vt; m. 16 Sept., 1856, Harriet R., dau. of Asa Brewer of Fitz- 
william; b. 3 June, 1835; 5 ch. 



240 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

3 Mary W., b. 17 Aug., 1832; d. unm.; res. Troy, N. H. 

4 Edmund, b. 30 July, 1835; m. 15 Jan., 1853, Carrie A. Allen 
of New Fane, Vt.; architect in Springfield, Mass.; s. p. 

5 Maria, b. 1 March, 1840; d. unm. 

6 Charles W., b. 25 Dec, 1845; d. unm.; res. Troy, N. H. 

7 Clarence H., b. 24 Aug., 1847; d. 7 Sept., 1881, unm. 

244 ANNA®, daughter of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha (Hardy) 
Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 26 April, 1782; died 1 April, 
I860; married 26 Sept., 1804, Capt. Timothy, son of Samuel and 
Betsey (Wetherbee) Kendall; born in Fitzwilliam, 25 Aug., 1782; 
died there 14 Feb., 1851; his grandfather was one of the first 
settlers of the town. They resided for a time in Troy, N. H. 

Children (Kendall), the 4 elder b. in Fitz., the others in Troy: 
i Lyman% b. 9 July, 1805; d. 5 May, 1828. 
ii Caroline, b. 22 June, 1807; d. 11 Nov., 1812. 
iii Clarissa, b. 29 Sept., 1809; d. 15 March, 1812. 
iv Timothy B., b. 14 Dec, 1811; d. 24 Oct., 1812. 
V Timothy, b. 9 Oct., 1813; d. 16 Dec, 1855; m. 10 May, 1839, 
Catherine, dau. of Stephen Wheeler of Troy, N. H.; b. 21 June, 
1819; d. 7 March, 1896. Ch.: 

1 Charles W.\ b. 14 Aug., 1842. 

2 Lucy A., b. 17 Jan., 1844; d. 8 or 11 Jan., 1899; m. 2 Nov., 
1869, Jefferson Cary of Caribou, Me., b. 4 Sept., 1841 ; 1 ch. 

vi Caroline, b. 30 Jan., 1816; d. 24 Aug., 1836. 

vii Parkman, b. 13 Sept., 1818 ; d. 24 March, 1850, unm. 

viii Charles, b. 10 Jan., 1821; d. 9 Feb., 1837. 

ix George, b. 24 Oct., 1824; d. 14 Sept., 1854. 

245 MINDWELL% daughter of Lieut. Levi^ and Tabitha 
(Hardy) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 11 April, 1785; 
died in Craftsbury, Vt., 17 May, 1863; married in 1805, Elijah, 
son of Barakiah Scott; born 21 April, 1781; died in C, 11 Oct., 
1840. They removed to Craftsbury in 1810. 

Children (Scott), the first 3 born in Fitzwilliam, the others in Craftsbury : 
i Levi', b. 23 Oct., 1805. 

ii Sabin, b. 16 Sept., 1807; d. 31 May, 1902; m. in Craftsbury, 29 
April, 1830, Sarah Towle of C, b. 28 Oct., 1812; d. 28 March, 
1895. Ch., all but the youngest b. in C: 

1 Thaddeus^ b. 28 Aug., 1831; d. 11 Oct., 1871; was a R. R. 
man and lived in O. 

2 Francis, b. 6 Sept., 1833; a R. R. man, res. Alabama. 

3 Orell, b. 10 Nov., 1836; d. 13 Oct., 1872; a merchant in 
Alabama. 

4 Sarah, b. 4 Oct., 1842; res. Eden Mills, Vt.; a farmer. 

5 Elizabeth, b. in Lowell, Mass., 14 Sept., 1847; res. Eden Mills, 
a farmer. 

iii Amasa, b. 19 Sept., 1809. 
Iv Mary Ann, b. 19 Aug., 1811. 
V Susan, b. 15 July, 1813; d. 29 April, 1819. 
vi Caroline, b. 15 Aug., 1815. 



SIXTH GENERATION 241 

vii William, b. 19 Aug., 1817. 

viii Catherine, b. 28 Aug., 1819; m. Brown. Ch.: 

1 /. C.% res. Boston. 
ix Laura, b. 2 Aug., 1821. 
X Benjamin, b. 2 Aug., 1824. 

246 SUSANNA^ daughter of Lieut. LevP and Tabitha 
(Hardy) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 30 April, 1790; 
died 10 Feb., 1870, (or 1871); married 12 Aug., 1813, Ebenezer 
Potter, Jr., born 18 May., 1793, (or 1792); died 1 May, 1875. 

Children {Potter), born in Fitzwilliam: 

i Sarah Harris% b. 30 Dec, 1814, or 1812; d. 30 Jan., 1843, or 1841; 
m. 8 Feb., 1837, Joseph A., son of John Warren of Grafton, 
Mass., b. 17 June, 1815; d. 24 June, 1903. Ch. (Warren): 

1 Maria S.% b. 7 March, 1838; m. Henry Rogers Hayden of 
Seneca FaUs, N. Y., b. Nov., 1836; d. March, 1899; 10 ch. 

2 John E., b. 6 Oct., 1840; m. ^. 

3 Sarah H., b. 10 Jan., 1843; d. 9 April, 1864. 

ii Levi Brigham, b. 15 Dec, 1815, or 1814; d. 24 Feb., 1883; m. 
1 Sept., 1841, Hitty, dau. of John Wenzel of Framingham, Mass.; 
b. 1820; d. 1864; he was a farmer and moved to Wisconsin in 
1839, and settled 7 miles from Milwaukee, on a farm now occupied 
by his son Milton, the place now called Wanwatosa. Ch., b. in 
W^anwatosa, except the 3d.: 

1 Lucilla T.\ b. 28 July, 1842; d. 20 Aug., 1842. 

2 Milton B., b. 6 July, 1845; m. 2 Aug., 1876, Sarah J. Church 
of Whitewater, Wis.; ch.: Charles M.; John C; Alice H.; 
Marion E. 

3 Henry B., b. in Fitz., 12 Jan., 1847; res. unm., Cooke, Montana. 

4 Susan H., b. 18 Nov., 1849; m. 20 Feb., 1873, Maltby J. De 
Graff of Wanwatosa; 5 ch. 

5 Eliza G., b. 27 Jan., 1853; d. 31 Dec, 1867. 

6 Levi P., b. 27 March, 1855; m. Nov., 1882, Martha J. Wood; 
a banker, res. s. p., Harlan, la. 

7 Mary H., b. 16 Nov., 1858; d. 1 April, 1902; m. 15 June, 
1881, Chas. L. Church of Whitewater; 1 ch. 

8 Charles W., b. 17 Jan., 1861; d. 5 April, 1861. 
iii Lydia Relief, b. March, 1818; d. 17 May, 1818. 

iv Rufus Baxter, b. 18 or 21 May, 1819; m. Mary, dau. of Moses 
Eames of Upton, Mass.; res. Fitchburg, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Julia A.^, b. 5 June, 1842; m. 14 May, 1861, Leander Rich- 
ardson of Royalston, Mass., who d. 1890; res. Fitchburg; 4 ch. 

2 Sarah. 

3 Delia M., b. 13 Aug., 1850; m. 8 Nov., 1871, E. S. Fairbanks 
of Jaffrey, N. H.; 5 ch. 

4 Mary E., b. 24 July, 1853; m. 21 March, 1872, Peter Russell 
of Randolph, Vt. ; 4 ch. 

5 Susie N., b. 30 April, 1858; m. 25 Oct., 1876, William Pulsifer 
of Rockingham, Vt., b. 2 April, 1855; 2 ch. 

V Tabitha Hardy, b. 13 Dec, 1821 ; m. 19 Jan., 1848, Edwin Burn- 
ham Carpenter of Brattleboro, Vt., b. 13 June, 1819; d. 3 Sept., 
1891; she res. in Mendota, 111. Ch. (Carpenter), the 4 elder b. 
in Brattleboro, the others in La Moille, 111.: 



242 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Charles E?, b. 16 May, 1849; d, 23 March, 1850, 

2 Edwin p., b. 28 Jan., 1851 ; mfr. in London, Eng. 

3 Hattie G., b. 18 Aug., 1852; m. 30 Sept., 1873, George S^ 
son of Rev. Nathan Denison of Mendota; 5 ch. 

4 Lena M., b. and d. 1855. 

5 Minnie M., b. 4 July, 1859; d. 10 March, 1860. 

6 Alice E., b. 20 Jan., 1861; d. 23 Aug., 1864. 

7 Arthur E., b. 20 Jan., 1861; m. (1) 26 June, 1884, Kezia 
R. Inglis of Mendota, b. 25 May, 1852; d. 7 June, 1901; m. 
(2) Helen Hendry, b. 27 Oct., 1869; 3 ch. 

vi Hervey Gilbert, b. 18 July, 1823, or 1824; m. Mrs. Mary Wilder 
Aldrich; killed, s. p., in Mendota, 1866; res. Grafton, Mass. 

vii Lucy Ann, b. 4 Nov., 1826; d. 28 April, 1904; m. 4 Oct., 1843, 
Lewis, son of Lawson Moore of Framingham, Mass.; b. 1814; 
killed in the battle of the Wilderness, 6 May, 1864. Ch. (Moore) : 

1 Sarah E?, b. 20 Jan., 1845; m. Charles A. Gleason of Worces- 
ter, 9 Nov., 1871; res. Boston; 1 ch. 

2 Etta A., b. 16 Sept., 1849; m. 3 March, 1886; Lucius H. 
Wells of Belchertown, Mass., who d. 30 March, 1905; proprietor 
of Wells Chem. Bronze Wks. 

3 Charles E., b. 25 Sept., 1852; went West in 1875; probably 
died. 

4 John, b. 27 March, 1855; d. 13 Aug., 1855. 

viii John Q. Adams, b. 4 April, 1830; m. Nancy Bradish; d. 1 July, 
1850, s. p. 

247 MAJOR ELIJAH% son of Hon. Elijah^ and Anna Sophia 
(Parkman) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 21 April, 1783; 
died 22 Jan., 1847; married (1) March, 1806, Nancy, daughter 
of Col. Nathan Fisher; she died 13 Jan., 1807, se. 25; married (2) 
13 April, 1808, Mary Bush of Boylston, Mass., who died in West- 
boro, 23 Sept., 1867, ae. 85. 

Children {by first wife), born in Westboro: 
521 i Elijah Parkman', b. 13 Jan., 1807. 

Children (by second icife), born in Westboro: 

ii Mary Sophia, b. 25 Nov., 1809; d. unm., 2 Dec, 1886. 
iii Theodore Henry, b. 15 Nov., 1814; d. ibid. 

iv Theodore Frederick, b. Dec, 1815; d. probably s. p., 18 July, 
1878; m. Sept., 1841, Caroline M. Fay of Westboro, b. 1816; d. 5 
Jan., 1889. 

248 ANN MARIA«, daughter of Hon. Elijah^ and Sarah 
(Ward) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 14 July, 1794; died 
there, 14 Dec., 1880; married, 12 Oct., 1818, Ebenezer Morgan, 
son of Dr. Ebenezer Humphrey Phillips, born in Charlton, Mass., 
19 Feb., 1792. He was, for 30 years, agent of the Boston and Wor- 
cester R. R. at Westboro, where he resided, and there died, 1 May, 

1880. 
Children {Phillips), born in Westboro: 

i Elijah Brigham', b. 20 Aug., 1819; d. in Brookline, Mass., 12 
Sept., 1905; m. 2 Feb., 1845, Maria R., dau. of Henry Ayling 
of Roxburv, Mass. He was Master of Transportation for Boston 





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SIXTH GENERATION 243 

& Worcester Ry.; first Supt. of Cleveland & Toledo Ry., 1852-58; 
Supt. Boston & Worcester Ry., 1858-65; Prest. Mich. So. & No. 
Indiana Ry., 1865-70; first Prest. Lake Shore & Mich. So. Ry., 
1870-71; Prest. Phillips & Colby Construction Co., which built 
Wis. Cen. Ry.; he managed the latter 1871-78; Receiver of 
GrayviUe & Mattoon Ry. (Ill), 1878; Prest. Eastern Ry. (Mass.), 
1879-83; Prest. Fitchburg Ry., 1884-89. Ch., the eldest and 
youngest born in Boston: 

1 Henry A.^, b. 19 Aug., 1852; m. 4 Oct., 1888, Florence Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Col. Asa H. Waters of Millbury, Mass.; S. B., 
M. I. T., 1873; an architect in Boston. 

2 Anva M., b. in Cleveland, O., 21 Dec, 1856; m. 2 Feb., 1885, 
Cyrus A. Page, editor of the Beacon, Boston, b. 9 June, 1845; 
d. 10 May, 1898. Ch. (Page): i Phillips Ward'; ii Dorothy. 

3 Walter B., b. 2 April, 1864; m. 2 Oct., 1890, Gertrude Eleanor, 
dau. of Jacob E. Spring of Danvers, Mass.; A. B., Harvard 
Univ., 1886; a stockbroker in Boston. Ch.: Eleanor", Maud 
Brigham, Roger Spring. 

ii Harriet Maria, b. 8 Aug., 1824; m. 2 April, 1850, Rev. Edward 
Clark of Reading, Mass.; was grad. Dartmouth Coll., 1844; 
Andover Theol. Sem., 1847; Chaplain Mass. Senate, 1862-64; 
Overseer Harvard Univ., 1862-64; Chaplain 47th Mass. Regt., 
1863. They adopted a son who became the Rev. Francis Edward 
Clark, the founder of the " Christian Endeavor " societies ; was 
grad. Dartmouth Coll., 1873; Andover Sem., 1876. 

249 NATHANIEL^ son of Winslow' and Alice (Gushing) 
Brigham^ born in Northboro, Mass., 7 Oct., 1785; died there, 17 
Sept., 1870; married, 22 April, 1812, Dolly, daughter of Silas* and 
Catherine (Newton) Ball of Southboro, Mass.; born, II April, 
1786; died, 28 March, 1882. Nathaniel was a soldier of the War 
of 1812, and was Corp. in Capt. Pierpont Brigham's Co. of Mass. 
Militia. Served 10 Sept., 1814 to 1 Nov., 1814. He was drafted 
from Westboro and served in South Boston. His wife received a 
pension from 1 July, 1878, until her death. 

Children, born in Northboro: 
522 i Susan Augusta^ b. 5 Jan., 1813. 
623 ii Dolly Ann, b. 28 Feb., 1814. 

524 iii Elijah Winslow, b. 18 July, 1816. 

525 iv Catherine Ball, b. 8 Sept., 1818. 

V Harriet Cushing, b. 25 March, 1820; d. unm., in Northboro, 5 

Dec, 1873. 
vi Nancy Maria, b. 16 Sept., 1821; d. unm., in Boston, 16 April, 

1874. 
vii Mary Prentice, b. 19 Feb., 1823; res. unm., in Northboro. 

* Silas^ Ball, son of Jonas' and Ball of Marlboro; b. 1752; m. 1781; d. 

1786. Jonas' Ball, son of Peter and Abigail (Dix) Ball of Watertown and Sudbury; 
b. 1736; d. 1807. Peter" Ball, son of Joseph* and Elizabeth (Parkhurst) Ball of 
Watertown; b. 1707; m. 1732. Joseph* Ball, son of John^ and Sarah (Bullard) Ball 

of Watertown; b. 1674. John^ Ball, son of John- and Elizabeth Ball of 

Concord; b. 1644; m. 1665; d. 1722. John^ Ball, son of John^ Ball of Watertown 
and Concord; m. 1665; killed by Indians in Lancaster, 1675. John^ Ball came from 
Wiltshire, Eng. Was made a Freeman in 1650; lived in Watertown and Concord 
and d. 1655. 



244, THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

viu Nathaniel WaUey, b. 12 Oct., 1824; d. 21 Sept., 1825. 
ix Josiah Quincy, b, 18 June, 1826; d. unm., 18 Aug., 1868; he res. 

at the American House, in Boston. 
X Nathaniel Sumner, b. 28 Feb., 1829; m. (1) March, 1852, Sarah 
Louisa Thompson, b. 20 Dec, 1832, in Leominster, Mass.; d. 
s. p., in Northboro, 29 June, 1879; m. (2) 1 Nov., 1881, Annis 
T., widow of Willard Jones of Worcester; res. Worcester, s. p. 

250 ALICES daughter of Winslow^ and Alice (Gushing) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 11 March, 1787; died in Milford, 
N. H., 19 Aug., 1862; married 22 April, 1812, Seth, son of Dea. 
Seth and Sarah (Brigham) Rice (86); born in Northboro, 25 
March, 1788. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Rice made a journey 
to Canada and was never heard from again. 

Child (Bice), born in Northboro: 

i Lucy Brigham", b. 21 April, 1813; d. in Milford, N. H., 8 July, 
1900; m. 24 Sept., 1837, Thomas Treadwell Famsworth of Groton. 
Ch. (Farnsworth), b. in Groton: 

1 Lydia A.^, m. Charles P. Whitney; s. p. 

2 Lucy J., m. Lauren J. Blanpied; s. p. 

3 Thomas H., d. unm., ae. 50, 

4 George E., d. unm., ae. 22. 

5 Oeorgianna M., d. y. 

6 Alice M., d. unm., ae. 44. 

7 Fred W., b. 8 Nov., 1854; m. Emlie M. Herschler of Red 
Wing, Minn.; res. Milford, N. H. Ch.: i Hazel A.*; ii Emlie 
B.; iii Harold T.; iv Kenneth A.; v Winston H. 

251 JOSIAH% son of Winslow^ and Alice (Gushing) Brig- 
ham, born in Northboro, Mass., 1 Sept., 1788; died in Quincy, 
Mass., 24 July, 1867; married 23 Nov., 1814, Elizabeth, only 
daughter of John Fisk of Northboro, born there, 18 Oct., 1791; 
died 10 Feb., 1866. Her mother was the daughter of the Rev. 
Abner Ballou, a Baptist clergyman. 

In April, 1811, Josiah went to Quincy to teach school and re- 
mained there until his death. In 1814 he went into business there, 
and continued in it for over 40 years. He was connected with 
several organizations and institutions as trustee, director and treas- 
urer, and was president of the Quincy Savings Bank and the 
Quincy Stone Bank; was chairman of the school committee, town 
clerk, assessor and a Justice of the Peace. His military career 
began in 1814 and he was with the Quincy Light Infantry under 
command of Gapt. Thomas Tirrell in its service in Boston in the 
War of 1812. After filling every subordinate place in the com- 
pany he was elected in 1823, its commander. In 1826 he was 
chosen a Lieut. Gol. in the Militia, but declined. 

Children, born in Quincy: 

i Abigail Fisk% b. 30 Dec, 1816; d. 1 July, 1885; m. 10 Nov., 
1842, James A. Stetson, M. D., of Quincy. Ch. (Stetson) : 



SIXTH GENERATION 246 

1 Josiah Brigham?, b. 23 Julj, 1843; d. 1895; m. Katie I. Lane. 

2 Elizabeth Fisk, b. 20 Dec, 1845; d. 17 July, 1849. 

3 James H., b. 23 March, 1851 ; m. 1883, Clara M. Bayles of 
Camden, Me.; res. s. p., Quincy. 

4 Abigail. 

ii Elizabeth Ann, b. 2 April, 1820; m. 4 Nov., 1840, Charles F. 
Baxter, who was of the old firm of W. & S. Phipps & Co., Boston. 
Ch. (Baxter): 

1 Elizabeth F.\ b. 27 Oct., 1841. 

2 Charles Fuller, b. 20 July, 1843; res. Dorchester. 

3 Langdon, b. 29 July, 1849. 

252 LUCY CUSHING^ daughter of Winslow^ and Alice 
(Gushing) Brigham; born in Northboro^ Mass., 27 Sept., 1789; 
died in Blackstone, R. I., 21 Dec., 1861 ; married (1) 24 Nov., 1813, 
Jesse Wood Morse of Marlboro, Mass., 1785; died 7 May, 1832; 
married (2) 1838, Nathan White of Spencer, Mass. 

Children (Morse), born in Marlboro: 
i Jesse^ d. y. 

li Stephen H., b. 10 Oct., 1821; d. 1902; m. in 1838, Lucinda Davis. 
Ch.: 

1 Burrill W.^ b. 1843. 

2 Winslow B., b. 1845. 

3 James B., b. 1847. 

4 Jessie C, b. 1856. 

iii Winslow Brigham, b. 15 Nov., 1823; d. 18 Aug., 1893; m. (1) 
31 March, 1847, in Northboro, Susan C. Carter, who d. 1855; m. 
(2) I May, 1856, Eugenia S. Carter, b. 23 June, 1838. Ch., b. 
in Berlin, Mass.: 

1 Susie Caroline^ b. 31 Aug., 1859; m. 1 May, 1883, Daniel H. 
Bassett, who d. 19 Jan., 1886; res. Berlin. Ch. (Bassett): 
i Eugenia L.»; ii Fred E. 

2 Lucy Sarah, b. 21 Dec, 1862; d. Aug., 1866. 

3 Fred Winslow, b. 6 Dec, 1866; a professor of chemistry in 
Durham, N. H. 

4 Jen7iie Eugenia, b. 9 June, 1869; m. Philip G. Hilliard of 
Northboro. 

5 Sybil Eliza, b. 6 Sept., 1872; d. May, 1874. 

iv Emery C, b. 25 April, 1826; d. 14 Feb., 1885; m. 7 July, 1847, 
Mary's. Spoiford. Ch.: 

1 Mary A.\ b. 1859. 

2 d. y. 

3 d. y. 

253 MICHAEL®, son of Jonas^ and Hannah (Draper) Brig- 
ham; born in North Brookfield, Mass., 2 March, 1772; died there, 
Aug. 1802; married 21 Sept., 1796, Polly, daughter of John and 
Rachel (Crosby) Tyler of Brookfield; born there, 10 July, 1776; 
she married (2) 17 April, 1805, William Bowdoin of Ware, Mass., 
and she died there, 19 July, 1833. Michael was a farmer and 
resided in North Brookfield. 



246 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children, born in N. Brookfield: 

i John Ty]er% b. 1795; d. unm., 1849; a merchant in New York. 

526 ii Anna Allen, b. 9 Dec, 1797. 

527 iii Loring W., b. 30 Oct., 1799. 

iv Crosby, b. 1802; d. 25 Sept., 1803. 

254 ELI^, son of Jonas^ and Hannah (Draper) Brigham; born 
in North Brookfield, Mass., 14 Dec., 1774; died in Bakersfield, 
Vt., 7 April, 1848; married (1) 3 Feb., 1803, Mary Harrington, 
who died 22 Feb., 1822, ae. 46; married (2) Mercy Taylor, who 
died 13 Aug., 1872. He resided in Bakersfield. 

Children (by first wife), born in Bakersfield: 

528 1 Samuel Sumner^ b. 30 Oct., 1803. 

ii Jonas Draper, b. Jan., 1805; d. 29 March, 1822. 

529 iii Sophia, b. 29 Sept., 1806. 

530 iv Eli Whitney, b. Jan., 1809. 

V Mary, b. 26 Feb., 1812; d. in Chesterfield, N. Y., 25 March, 1873; 
m. 5 Oct., 1845, Nathan Hurd Winter of Chesterfield, where they 
res. Ch., b. there: 

1 Fannie M.\ b. 2 Oct., 1847; d. 11 Oct., 1893; m. 1867, Abram 
R. Bragg of Chesterfield. Ch. (Bragg): i Sumner A.», m., 
1 ch. ; ii and iii d. y. ; iv Hollis R. 

2 Whitney Brigham, b. 17 March, 1853; m. 1878, Addie A. 
Moore; res. Keesville. Ch.: i George H.*; ii Mary E. 

531 vi Hubbard, b. 28 June, 1815. 

vii Lucy, b. June, 1821 ; d. 31 March, 1822. 
Child (by second wife): 
viii Hollis, b. 2 June, 1825; d. s. p., in Bakersfield, 21 Aug., 1898; 
m. 12 May, 1870, Marion A. Brown of Bakersfield. 

255 JONAS^ son of Capt. Jonas^ and Hannah (Draper) 
Brigham; born in No. Brookfield, Mass., 14 March, 1782; died in 
Bakersfield, Vt., 1 Jan., 1841; married Eunice Billings, who was 
born 13 Aug., 1780; died 2 Sept., 1841. He was a farmer and resided 
in Bakersfield. The History of Vermont contains interesting tales 
of the hardships of the settlers of this town, of whom Jonas was one. 
It took an entire week to go to mill and back again with their grain. 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 

i Malinda^ b. 15 April, 1806; d. 6 Aug., 1891; m. Metcalf Ayres, 
a farmer; res. Bakersfield. Ch. (Ayres): 

1 Curtis^, who d. in the West. 

2 Matilda, m. Horace Farwell. Ch. (Farwell): i Emma A.% 
m. May, 1878, Eli Jones; 2 ch.; ii Harriet A.; m. 7 Jan., 1880, 
Joseph W. Ryder; 4 ch. 

532 ii Holloway Taylor, b. 4 Nov., 1807. 

533 iii Erastus Oakley, b. 11 Nov., 1809. 

iv Eunice, b. 8 Nov., 1811; d. 28 Feb., 1871; m. Ephraim Perkins; 
res. Enosburg, Vt. Ch. (Perkins): 
1 Francis R.^, b. Oct., 1834; d. 5 Dec, 1897; m. Elvira Ander- 
son. Ch.: i Myra E.", b. 22 June, 1858; d. 19 Aug., 1904; ii 



SIXTH GENERATION 247 

Waldo B., b. 10 April, 1868; d. 22 Sept., 1868; lii George 
E., b. 24 Jan., 1871; d. 30 March, 1872; iv Homer B., b. 13 
Nov., 1879; d. 22 Oct., 1901; his widow is living in 1907. 
V Annah D., b. 18 April, 1814; d. unm., 17 April, 1894, in Bakers- 
field, 
vi Lovina, b. 7 June, 1816; d. s. p., 27 July, 1870; m. Horace 

Felcher. 
vii Emily, b. 4 Oct., 1818; d. in Bakersfield, 16 Dec, 1883; m. 1844, 
Dea. James A. Perkins, a farmer of Bakersfield, who d. in 1889, 
ae. 82; he was deacon for 26 years. Ch. (Perkins): 

1 Manlius B.^ b. 8 March, 1850; d. 31 May, 1893; m. 1 Jan., 
1877, Laura G. Bradford. Ch.: i Harry B.% b. 17 March, 
1879; was grad. M. D., Univ. of Vt, 1903; on staflF of Fletcher 
Hospital, Burlington, Vt.; ii Harley M., b. 28 April, 1883; 
a magazine correspondent and illustrator. 

2 Emma Cornelia, b. 1861; m. John W. Giddings; res. Cam- 
bridge June, Vt. 

viii Jonas Michael, b. 23 Feb., 1821; d. ; m. Martha E. 

Church, who d. 1 March, 1871, ae. 35 yrs., 9 mos. Ch.: 

1 Oscar Erastus^ b. 1 Sept., 1855; m. 15 May, 1892, Sarah J., 
dau. of Wm. E. and Sarah (Reed) Neptune. Ch.: Helen 
ChurchS b. 16 Aug., 1894. 

2 Fred, b. 1 March, 1865; d. ae. 4 mos. 

3 Clara E., b. 5 March, 1868; d. 12 Aug., 1870, 

534 ix Moses B., b. 18 Sept., 1823. 

535 X Jewett B., b. -25 Aug., 1826. 

256 DR. LUTHER^ son of Jonas^ and Hannah (Draper) 
Brigham; born in North Brookfield, Mass., 15 May, 1785; died 
in Ware, Mass., 28 Aug., 1856; married (1) Eunice Hawley of 
Arlington, Vt., born 11 Jan., 1794; died in North Brookfield, 8 
April, 1824; married (2) Betsey Ayers, born in North Brookfield, 
7 Oct., 1800; died in Chicopee, Mass., 23 Oct., 1841; married (3) 
Olivia L. Hadley, who died in Nashua, N. H., 5 Nov., 1850. 

Dr. Brigham was a graduate of the Philadelphia Medical Col- 
lege and was a practicing physician in good standing, residing at 
different times in Ware, Lowell and Chicopee, Mass. He was a 
man of liberal culture, a fine speaker and often delivered lectures 
and other public addresses. He was a Whig in politics, and at- 
tended the Congregational church. 

Children {by first wife) : 

i Lucretia M.', b. 26 Oct., 1811; res. and d. in St. Albans, Vt.; 
m. Jason Lobdell. Ch. (Lobdell) : 
1 May^, who m. George Blanchard, and d. 
ii Jonas 'C, b. 27 July, 1813; d. in Detroit, Mich., ^5 Jan., 1842. 

536 iii Lemuel Hawley, b. 17 Aug., 1816. 

iv Martha Eliza, b. 27 July, 1818; m. John Warren Brigham, son 

of 327. 
V Hannah M., b. 21 Feb., 1821; m. Geo. Holt; res. Watertown, 
Minn. Ch. (Holt): 
1 Emma", m. Dr. Hiram Carson, and d. 
3 Fred, res. unm., in Chicago. 



248 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vi Eunice Jane, b. 9 April, 1823; d. 24 Jan., 1857, in Dickenson, 
N. Y. ; m. Jason Lobdell, who also m. her sister Lucretia. Ch. 
(Lobdell) : 

1 Cassius^; 2 Henry; 3 Millie, m. and res. Minneapolis. 
Children {by second loife), the Sth and 9th born in Ware, Mass.: 
vii George Homer, b. in Nashua, N. H., 18 Aug., 1830; d. unm., in 

Worcester, Mass., 22 May, 1857. 
viii Elizabeth Ann, b. 16 Sept., 1831; m. 11 Jan., 1859, Hiram, son 
of Alvan Fowler of Westfield, Mass., b. there, 6 Jan., 1831; d. 
there, 3 Feb., 1891; he was a Civil Engineer. Ch. (Fowler), b, 
in Westfield: 

1 Alvan Luther^, b. 7 Oct., 1859; m. Annie T. Simonds; res. 
New York City. Ch.; Alvan L.', b. 8 Dec, 1886. 

2 Herbert Hiram, b. 12 July, 1863; d. 25 July, 1862. 

3 Esther Brigham, b. 28 Jan., 1864; a missionary in India; she 
was educated at Smith College. 

4 Leiois Henry, b. 14 Oct., 1869 ; d. 9 Feb., 1876. 
537 ix Luther Ayers, b. 7 Oct., 1832. 

X Charlotte Rice, b. 27 Feb., 1834; d. in Ware, 8 June, 1835. 
xi William Henry, b. 17 Oct., 1838; d. in Springfield, 3 Aug., 1839. 
Child (by third wife), born in Nashua, N. H.: 

xii Emma Frances, b. 28 April, 1847; m. 9 July, 1867, William Stod- 
dard, b. in Fitchburg, Mass., 18 March, 1847. Ch. (Stoddard) : 

1 Anna Louisa^, b. 8 April, 1870. 

2 Luther J. B., b. 15 June, 1874. 

3 Curtis Duncan, b. 22 Sept., 1881. 

257 ASA^, son of Capt. Jonas'^ and Hannah (Draper) Brig- 
ham, born in No. Brookfield, Mass., 1784; died in Bakersfield, Vt., 
11 April, 1854; married, Sallie Hardy, born 1788; died 13 Aug., 
1854. He resided in Bakersfield. 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 

i Amanda^ b. 1809; d. soon after m., s. p., 1834; m. Dr. Truman 

Houghton of Bakersfield, b. 1807; d. 1879. 
ii Lydia, b. 18 Dec, 1811; d. 4 Nov., 1889; m. Warren Houghton, 
a bro. of Dr. H.; b. 26 June, 1810; d. 18 July, 1886. Ch. 
(Houghton) : 

1 MarshaW; 2 Amanda; 3 Lodoiska; 4 Jay; all probably de- 
ceased, 
iii Bradley, b. 1814; d. s. p., 16 Feb., 1892; m. DoUy Potter, b. 

1823; d. 21 Feb., 1892; a merchant in Bakersfield. 
iv Baxter, b. 1 Feb., 1816; d. 27 Sept., 1856, in Bakersfield; m. 
17 Sept., 1846, Laura Maria, dau. of Truman Chase of Westford, 
Vt., b. 24 Nov., 1822. She res. in Burlington, Vt. Ch.: 

1 Dorr Baxter^, b. 27 Nov., 1847; d. 26 Sept., 1856. 

2 Elva Maria, b. 9 May, 1850; m. 12 Oct., 1875, Chauncey W. 
Brownell of Burlington, where res. Ch. (Brownell): i Carl 
Brigham", b. 27 April, 1877; ii Elva Mabel, b. 11 Feb., 1879; 
iii Chauncey Sherman, b. 23 Dec, 1880; iv Henry Chase, b. 
1 Sept., 1887. 

V Abigail, b. 1818; d. unm., in Hyde Park, Vt., 1894; res. Bakers- 
field, where interred. 
vi Sarah, b. 20 March, 1820; d. s. p., in Charlotte, Vt., 8 June, 1896; 
m. John H. Sherman of Charlotte, b. 14 Dec, 1818; d. 15 AprU, 
1888. 



SIXTH GENERATION 249 

vii Rebecca, b. 1822; d. s. p., 1886; m. Henderson Gallup of 

Franklin, Vt., who d. before his wife, 
viii Noah, b. 1825 ; d. 9 Aug., 1833. 
ix Nahum, b. 9 May, 182T; d. unra., 1893, in Bakersfield. 

538 X Waldo, b. 10 June, 1829. 

' 258 CHENEY^ son of Capt. Jonas^ and Hannah (Draper) 
Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 22 April, 1793; died there, 28 
Jan., 1865; married 20 May, 1821, Elizabeth, daughter of Uriah 
and Elizabeth (Fay) Brigham of Bakersfield, (147), born in 
Marlboro, Mass., 8 Jan., 1794; died in Bakersfield, 12 April, 1853. 
He was the first-born male in Bakersfield; was a farmer and always 
lived there. 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 

i Augustus Kendall^ b. 31 Oct., 1821; d. in Bakersfield, 25 Nov., 
1870; m. 16 March, 1854, Maria Shaw Lathrop, b. 3 Aug., 1833; 
d. 2 March, 1885; he was a farmer and res. in his native town. 
Ch.: 
1 Susie Augusta^, b. 5 June, 1871; m. 5 June, 1902, Bernard 
Joseph Cogan, b. in Liverpool, Eng., 1 Nov., 1873; res. Chicago. 
Ch. (Cogan): i Bernard Brigham*, b. 10 April, 1903; ii Eliza- 
beth Genevieve, b. 2 Oct., 1904. 
ii Elizabeth Fay, b. 20 Jan., 1824; res. unm., in Brookline, Mass., 
in 1906. 

539 iii Robert Breck, b. 1 Nov., 1826. 

259 EDWARD*', son of Edward^ and Sally (Miller) Brigham; 
born in Westboro, Mass., 1782; died in St. Albans, Vt., where he 
resided. Name of wife unknown. 

Children, born in Vermont: 
i Edward% b. 1813. 

ii Daniel P., b. in Milton, 1814; name of wife unknown; res, a 
painter, in Brookfield, Vt. Ch. : 
1 Lucian^; 2 Emma; 3 Charles, (d.) ; 4 Alice, (d.). 
iii Lucian V., b. 1817. 
iv Phineas P., b. 1818. 

540 V Leander D., b. in Milton, 16 Oct., 1820. 
vi Lucian N., b. 1827. 

vii Charles A., b. 1829. 

260 OTIS% son of Barnabas^ and Eunice (Mandell) Brig- 
ham; born in North Brookfield, jNIass., 2 July, 1795; died in Need- 
ham, Mass., 6 Dec., 1862; married 11 April, 1830, Lucinda, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Hannah (Stowell) Pond; born in Dedham, 
Mass., 31 Oct., 1806; died 20 Oct., 1890. He resided in Dedham 
and Needham. 

Children, the first 5 born in Dedham, the last 3 in Needham: 

i Joseph Henry', b. 18 April, 1831; d. 14 Nov., 1899; m. 20 Nov., 

1862, Mary E. Hamilton; res. 1872, in Medfield, Mass. 
ii Francis Otis, b. 8 Nov., 1832; res. Stoneham, Mass.; d. 1904. 



250 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iii Horace Wait, b, 8 Oct., 1834; d. 8 March, 1835. 
iv Hannah Lucinda, b. 24 April, 1836; m. 28 Feb., 1871, Eliakim 
Holman Ross, b. 16 May, 1836. Ch. (Ross): 

1 Henry A?, b. 9 Jan., 1872. 

2 Jenny E., b. 5 Nov., 1874; d. 26 June, 1881. 
V Horace Wait, b. 8 Oct., 1838; d. 17 May, 1862. 

vi George Frederick, b. 11 Sept., 1840; d. in Stoneham, 20 Jan., 

1869; m. 24 Nov., 1863, Sarah Ellis Gerry, 
vii Charles, b. 23 Oct., 1843; d. 25 April, 1881. 
viii Nancy Jane, b. 22 Nov., 1845; d. 21 April, 1878; m. 30 June, 

1870, Frank D. Blake. 



261 BARNABAS^, son of Dr. DanieP and Anna (Munroe) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 14 April, 1786; died in Marl- 
boro, Mass., 4 June, 1865; married (1) 20 April, 1824, Mary, 
daughter of William Fife of Bolton, Mass., born 9 Nov., 1796; 
died 4 Aug., 1839; married (2) Mary, daughter of Eber and 
Sarah (Barnes) Rice, born in St. Albans, Vt., 6 Jan., 1802; died 
in Marlboro, 5 Sept., 1882. 

He resided with his father in Berlin and Marlboro, and held 
town offices in Berlin and was constable there many years. In 
Marlboro they resided on the farm on Brigham Street, described 
under 541. He and his wives were members of the Unitarian 
church. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

1 Abigail', b. 5 April, 1825; d. 4 June, 1883; m. 5 April, 1865, 
William H. Howe, who d. 24 Feb., 1891. Ch. (Howe): 

1 Edgar Brigham^ b. 23 April, 1866; d. 13 Aug., 1869. 

2 Mary Eva, b. 16 Dec, 1868; res. unm., in Marlboro. 

ii Mary Ann, b. 17 Oct., 1826; d. in Santa Barbara, Cal., ; 

m. 1 May, 1849, Stephen G. Livermore, who d. in Cedar Rapids, 
la. Ch. (Livermore) : 

1 Ella M.\ b. 10 May, 1850; d. 17 Dec, 1855. 

2 Harry E., b. and d. 1855. 

3 Ida E., b. 27 Dec, 1862; m. and res. in Los Angeles, Cal. 

4 Emma M., b. 10 July, 1864; res. Santa Barbara. 

iii William Fife, b. 21 Sept., 1829; d. s. p., 18 July, 1863, of southern 

fever; m. 21 June, 1853, Frances Davidson, who d. Oct., 1904. 

He enlisted in the 45th Regt., Mass. Vols. 
iv Mindwell, b. 2 June, 1832; d. 15 July, 1880; m. 21 May, 1861, 

Lawson M. Gassett, who m. again and res. in Pa., and d. Ch. 

(Gassett) : 

1 Arthur L.^ h. 12 Jan., 1867, res. in the West. 

2 Ella, b. July, 1869 ; d. 1869. 

3 George, b. in Grafton, Mass., ; res. in the West. 

541 V Addington Munroe, b. 27 March, 1837. 

Child (by second wife), born in Marlboro: 

vi Joseph Edward, b. 12 May, 1844; d. 19 June, 1905; m. 25 Jan., 
1875, Mary Whitney, dau. of John Loring, b. in Marlboro, 18 
Aug., 1842. He dealt in timber and at one time kept a hotel. 
Was in the Civil War, during the last year of the conflict, in Co. 
H, 17th Regt., Mass. Vols. Ch.: 



SIXTH GENERATION 251 

1 Alice May^, b. in Marlboro, 24 Nov., 1876; a weU known 
musician; played with great effect for the 7th Reunion of the 
B. F. A. 

262 DANIEL^ son of Dr. DanieP and Anna (Munroe) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 27 Jan., 1788; died in Marlboro, 
Mass., 29 Nov., 1841; married Sarah M. Barnard, in 1813; born 
13 March, 1789; died June, 1870. 

Children, born in Northboro: 
542 i Charles Amory', b. 26 Sept., 1814. 

ii Persis Baker, b. 7 Jan., 1816; d. unm., in 1898. 
Hi Elizabeth B., b. 21 Oct., 1817; d. 23 Dec, 1835. 
iv Edward F., b. 22 July, 1819; d. March, 1869; m. 22 May, 1855, 
Martha A., dau. of Elisha Johnson; b. in Southboro, Mass., 
28 Feb., 1832; res. No. Brookfield, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Lizzie M.^ b. 5 May, 1858; d. 9 Jan., 1877. 

2 Hattie S., b. in No. B., 22 July, 1865; res. unm., in Water- 
town, Mass. 

V Sarah Ann, b. 2 April, 1821. 
vi Hannah B., b. 13 June, 1823; d. 29 Oct., 1825. 
vii Daniel L., b. 18 Oct., 1825; d. 6 Sept., 1827. 

viii , perhaps one who d. in Framingham, 15 Sept., 1884, 

ae. 59. 

263 LOIS% daughter of Dr. DanieP and Anna (Munroe) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 14 April, 1793; died in West- 
boro, Mass., 31 March, 1890; married 3 Maj^, 1815, Capt. The- 
ophUus, son of Dr. Benjamin Nourse; born in Berlin, Mass., 9 
April, 1787; removed to Westboro, where he died, 24 April, 1824. 

Children (Nourse), born in Berlin: 

i Benjamin Bailey'', b. 31 March, 1816; d. 24 Sept., 1900; m. 19 
Oct., 1843, Mary E. Langley. He was a manufacturer of plant 
trellises, etc.; an accurate surveyor and the best posted man on 
town matters; held many oflBces; in 1875 appointed Spec. Jus- 
tice of First Dist. Court, E. Mass.; res. in Westboro. Ch.: 
1 Frank^; 2 Henry, both d. y; 3 Emma; 4 Walter B., architect 
of Worcester; 3 ch. 
ii Jane, b. 10 Aug., 1817; m. 15 Oct., 1838, Charles P. Rice of West- 
boro. Ch. (Rice), b. in Westboro: 

1 Charles Amory", b. 2Q April, 1840; m. (1) 6 April, 1866, Lizzie 
B., dau. of O. P. Wakefield of Lyndon, Vt.; b. 15 Jan., 1837; 
d. 6 July, 1873; m. (2) 18 Sept., 1876, Ella J., dau. of C. R. 
Cleveland of Guilford, Vt.; b. Athol, Mass., 19 Dec, 1651; 
2 ch. 

2 Jennie M., b. 28 June, 1847; d. 6 May, 1904. 

3 Louise S., b. 28 June, 1847; m. 28 Nov., 1878, James Alex- 
ander Kelley, b. in Northboro, 9 June, 1835; res. Westboro, 
s. p. 

iii Catherine, b. 18 Jan., 1820; m. 8 May, 1844, Lyman G. Stephens 

of Westboro and Marlboro. Ch. (Stephens): 
1 Frederick 1F.^ of Newton; 2 George L. 
iv Lois Brigham, b. 2 Sept., 1824; d. 22 June, 1851; m. 14 June, 

1849, Henry W. Baldwin of Shrewsbury, Mass.; 1 ch., d, y. 



252 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

264 ABRAHAM MUNROE% son of Dr. DanieP and Anna 

(Munroe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 25 March, 1796; 

died in Westboro, Mass., 26 Oct., 1882, ae. 86; married, in 1822, 

Mindwell, daughter of Winslow and Alice (Gushing) Brigham; 

born in Northboro, 5 May, 1796; died 1 Jan., 1870. He was the 

landlord of the American House, Boston, for many years. 

Children, horn in Boston: 

i Caroline Matilda', b. 1 Feb., 1823; d. 23 Feb., 1823. 

543 ii Lydia Maria, b. 23 Nov., 1824. 

iii Henry Lyman, b. 7 June, 1828; d. 24 Aug., 1847. 

265 OTIS^, son of David^ and Lucy (Harrington) Brigham; 
born in Westboro, Mass., 1788; died there 15 April, 1872; married 
(1) l6 June, 1819j Abigail, daughter of Zealous Bates of Cohas- 
set, Mass., and sister of Rev. Joshua Bates, D. D., President of 
Middlebury, Vt., College; born 22 Jan., 1792; died 2 May, 1831; 
married (2) Adeline, sister of his first wife, born 10 May, 1801; 
died 2 Oct., 1866. 

He was Captain in the war ofl812 and helped to raise troops 
for the Civil War. A prosperous farmer, he yet found time to 
devote to church and town aifairs with great energy and success. 
For 40 years he was superintendent of the first Sunday-school 
started in Westboro. Was selectman 1827-'28, 1830-'33, 1836-'43; 
overseer of the poor and moderator of town meetings for many 
years. Was Representative from Westboro in 1839 and 1840. In 
1834 he began to collect the genealogy of the Brighams, and his 
experience, like that of others who have followed him, was full of 
hardship. After 14 years he had found most of the records col- 
lected later by Morse. No encouragement to publish was given 
him and he drew a chart of the branch to which he belonged and 
sent the rest of the MSS. to various places where he hoped it might 
be of use, but it was beyond recovery when Morse needed it. He 
gathered annually at the old firesides in Westboro large companies 
of Brighams. 

Children {by -first wife), horn in Westhoro: 

i Henrietta A.', b. 5 April, 1820; d in Westboro, 25 Jan., 1896; 

m. 16 Feb., 1848, Samuel M., son of Dr. Samuel Griggs, b. in 

Grafton, Vt., 10 Sept., 1822; d. in Westboro, 7 Nov., 1886; was 

in business in Westboro; town clerk 31 years; representative 

and state senator, and a leader in the church. Ch. (Griggs), 

b. in Westboro: 

1 Sarah Bancroft', b. 1 May, 1854; m. 17 May, 1883, Dr. Henry 

S., son of Franklin H. and Sarah (Hood) Knight of Worcester, 

Mass., b. there in 1853. Ch. (Knight): Roscoe Griggs', b. 16 

Nov., 1886, in Amherst Coll, 1906, ^ 

544 ii George Otis, b. 9 Nov., 1821. 

iii Sereno Leroy, b. 9 April, 1824'; d. unm., in the West, 8 Oct., 
1860; was injured by a fall. 



SIXTH GENERATION 253 

iv Ivers Jewett, b. 31 Oct., 1826; d. 11 Aug., 1847, unm. 
545 V Joshua Bates, b. 28 Sept., 1828. 

Children (by second wife), born in Westboro: 

vi Abigail Adeline, b. 21 March, 1833; d. 18 Nov., 1899; m. 26 

June, 1861, Orville K. Hutchinson; res. s. p., N. Y. City, 
vli Lucy Harrington, b. 1 June, 1834; res. unm., in Westboro. 
viii Ann Frances, b. 13 Dec, 1835; d. 9 Feb., 1843, of scarlet fever, 
ix Mary Jane, b. 21 Nov., 1837; d. 9 Feb., 1843, of the same disease. 
X Daniel Edward, b. 22 Dec, 1840; d. 30 Dec, 1840. 

266 REV. DAVID*', son of David^ and Lucy (Harrington) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 2 Sept., 1794; died Bridge- 
water, Mass., 18 April, 1888; married 1 March, 1819, Elizabeth 
H. Durfee of Fall River, Mass. 

Mr. Brigham studied two years at Brown University and finished 
at Union College, where he was graduated, A. B., 1818. Studied 
theology under the direction of Drs. Emmons and Ide of Medway, 
Mass. He was pastor in East Randolph, Mass., (now Holbrook)^ 
1819-'36; in Framingham, Mass., 1837-'45; Bridgewater, Central 
Square Church, 1845-'59. He retired from the ministry with im- 
paired health and resided several years in Fall River. Was pastor 
of a small church in Waquoit, a section of Falmouth, 1863-'69. In 
1876 he attempted to fill the pulpit of the Second Church in Ply- 
mouth, Mass., but a serious illness interrupted his labors. He 
served 62 years in the ministry. He was a man of great energy 
of purpose. 

Children, the eldest, fourth, fifth and sixth, born in Fall River: 

i Elizabeth Durfee% b. 1 May, 1821; m. 6 Nov., 1851, Valentine, 
son of Christopher D. Copeland; res. Bridgewater, Mass. Ch. 
(Copeland), b. in B.: 

1 Lucy H. B?, m. F. Chapin Davis of Longmeadow, Mass. 

2 Alice G., m. Herbert Pratt of Quincy, Mass. 

3 Annie Gilbert, a physician, res. Bridgewater. 

546 ii David Sewall, b. E. Randolph, Mass., 17 March, 1823. 

iii Lucy Harrington, b. E. Randolph, 28 July, 1827; d. 17 Aug., 
1853. 

547 iv Charles Durfee, b. 21 July, 1831. 

V Thomas Russell, b. 7 Jan., 1834; m. in St. Louis, Mo., 7 Oct., 
1869, Delia H. Larrimore; res. in St. Louis. Ch.: 

1 Samuel Edward^, b. 22 Aug., 1870; res. St. Louis. 

2 Lucy Harrington, b. 8 Aug., 1872. 

3 David William, b. 26 April, 1875 ; res. St. Louis. 

4 Charles Sewall, b. 11 July, 1881; d. ibid. 

5 Chester Russell, b. 26 Dec, 1892. 

6 Thomas, an adopted son. 

vi Martha Ann, b. 28 April, 1837; m. George August, son of Dea. 
Daniel King. Ch. (King): 

1 Mary B.^ m. Eugene H. Babbitt of New York City. 

2 Alice W., m. Edgar G. Murphy of San Antonio, Texas. 

3 Louise B.; 4 George G. 

vli Mary Agnes, b. 21 Aug., 1839; d. 11 Aug., 1858. 



254 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

267 HON. (DEA.) ELMER% son of David° and Lucy (Har- 
rington) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 8 Sept., 1798; died in 
Westboro, 3 March, 1871; married 14 May, 1823, Betsey Curwen, 
daughter of Joel and Hannah (Bond) Parker; born in Westboro, 
20 Jan., 1799; died 29 Nov., 1875. 

Dea. Brigham was a distinguished citizen of Westboro, serving 
the town in many ways, most ably. He engaged in farming. He 
represented the town three terms in the General Court and was a 
member of the State Senate and Governor's Council; held many 
town offices and was on several important committees ; was treas- 
urer of Westboro Reform School, and held the church office of 
Deacon from 1848-'69. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i Ellen Elizabeth', b. 3 March, 1824; d. s. p., 13 Sept., 1848; m. 
12 JNIay, 1847, David W. Hill of Westminster, Mass. 

548 ii Janette Hannah, b. 9 Jan., 1827. 

549 iii Merrick Putnam, b. 9 March, 1829. 

iv Anna Parker, b. 18 Sept., 1832; d. 26 Feb., 1870, s. p.; m. S 

Feb., 1853, Charles A. Harrington, of Westboro. 
V Sophia Augusta, b. 10 July, 1837; d. 17 April, 1842. 
vi Susan Parker, b. 4 Jan., 1840; d. 14 Oct., 1863. 
vii Charles Elmer, b. 14 March, 1842; d. 28 July, 1877, s. p.; m. 9 

March, 1866, Ellen Davis, 
viii Calvin Lloyd, b. 30 July, 1844; d. 11 June, 1902; m. (1) 11 Oct., 
1866, Mary Millicent, dau. of Josiah Brown; who d. 6 April, 1875; 
m. (2) 29 June, 1876, Ethie J., dau. of James Burpee of Sterling, 
Mass. Ch., by 1st wife: 
1 Alice A., b. 10 May, 1868; res. in Marlboro, unm. 



268 CAPT. HOLLOWAY% son of David^ and Lucy (Har- 
rington) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 2 Sept., 1801; died 
28 March, 1869; married, at Royalston, Mass., 31 Aug., 1823, 
Frances, daughter of Jonathan Read (Preceptor of Academy at 
Portland, Me.) ; born in Portland, 27 April, 1805; died, his widow, 
in Boston, 1 Sept., 1882. 

Capt. Brigham was named after his uncle. Rev. HoUoway Fish, 
who adopted him. He resided in Marlboro, N. H., until 1830, 
when he moved to Northboro, Mass., (some records say " West- 
boro "). 

Children, the 3 eldest born in Marlboro, N. H., the younger in North- 
boro (or Westboro) : 

i Jane Putnam^ b. 29 Aug., 1824; d. in Falmouth, Mass., 30 Sept., 

1887; m. 15 April, 1846, Hon. Austin Belknap of Westboro, 

Mass.; res. in Somerville, Mass., where Mr. Belknap was mayor 

in 1875; he d. in 1902. Ch. (Belknap): 

1 Jennie M?, b. 1851 ; m. Roswell C. Downer. Ch. (Downer) : 

i Cutler"; ii Helen. 



SIXTH GENERATION 255 

2 Frances B., b. 1857; d. 18T1. 

3 Robert William, b. ; m. Dora Parkinson. Ch. 

(Belknap): i Howard P.° ; ii Stearns E., who d. 1893. 

ii Hannah Farrar, b. 20 March, 1827; d. 10 June, 1906; m. 15 
April, 1847, Calvin, son of Calvin and Anna (Holbrook) French 
of Holbrook, Mass.; b. 11 Oct., 1811; d. 20 Dec, 1884. Ch. 
(French) : 

1 George Bradford^ b. 28 July, 1853; m. 30 April, 1889, Abbie 
F. Hollis, b. 5 July, 1860; she is in 8th gen., direct line from 
Gov. Bradford. He is in business in Barristers Hall, Boston, 
and res. s. p., Holbrook, ]Mass. 
iii Maria E., b. 22 Sept., 1829; d. unm., 19 Jan., 1879. 
iv Lyman M., b. 8 Feb., 1836; d. probably s. p., Aug., 1885; m. 
22 Nov., 1864, Jennie Moody of AVaterbury, Vt. ; was a trader in 
Essex June, Vt. 

550 V Cyrus, b. 27 Dec, 1838. 

vi Harriet Frances, b. 1 Jan., 1842; m. 1 Jan., 1870, William E. 
Brj^ant; res. s. p., in Boston, Mass. 

269 SYLVANUS% son of Alpheus^ and Lydia (Green) Brig- 
ham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 10 Feb., 1771; died in Boylston, 
N. Y. ; married Amy, daughter of William Cox, who died in Gali- 
lee, Pa. He resided in Florida and Springfield, N. Y. 

Children, the eldest and fourth born in Florida, N. Y.: 

551 i Hiram Wright", b. 29 Dec, 1799. 
ii Samantha. 

533 iii Cynthia M., b. 26 April, 1807. 

553 iv William C, b. 13 July, 1802. 

554 V Philip P., b. in Springfield, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1810. 

vi Orville, b. 7 May, 1813; m. Sept., 1847, Mrs. Sophia Houghton, 

widow of Hiram R.; he d. s. p. 
vii" Emeline B., b. 7 May, 1813; d. 11 Jan., 1889, s. p.; m. 2 Jan., 

1859, Calvin S. Marks. 

555 viii Orrin A., b. in Boylston, X. Y., 4 May, 1820. 

ix Jonathan. 
X Amy d. y. 
xi Alonzo, d. y. 

270 ABEL*', son of Alpheus^ and Lydia (Green) Brigham; 
born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 31 July, 1773; died in Rodman, N. 
Y., 18 Oct., 1850; married, 1795, Phebe, daughter of Joseph 
Wheeler, born in New Hampshire, 6 June, 1777; died in Rodman, 
14 Nov., 1858. Was a teacher and merchant and resided in West- 
moreland, Whitesboro, Watertown, and Rodman, N. Y. 

Children, 3 eldest born in Neio Hampshire, others as indicated: 
i Achsah^ a teacher, and d. unm., in Rodman, 14 Oct., 1849. 
ii Lavantia, b. 1803; d. 18 Sept., 1870; m. Jan., 1830, Capt. John, 
son of Tilly Richardson; b. in Mass., 1795; d. 30 March, 1870; 
was a teacher; res. in Rodman. Ch. (Richardson): 

1 Mary Eliza^, b. 5 Sept., 1834; m. 1867, Nathan Graham; res. 
Lakeport, Cal. 

2 John Jay, b. 24 Oct., 1836; res. Worthville, N. Y. 



256 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iii Rebecca, m. 1835, William C. Johnson, b. in Walton, N. Y., 1804; 
d. 6 March, 1880; res. Aurora, N. Y. Ch. (Johnson): 
1 Chrisfield?, author of Hist, of Erie Co., N. Y.; res. Ithaca, 
N. Y. 
iv Eliza, b. 1808, in N. Y. State; d. s. p., 2 March, 1823; m. March, 
1822, Augustus R. Moin of N. Y. City. 

V Charlotte, b. in Watertown, N. Y., 24 July, 1816; d. 4 Aug., 1881; 
m. Dec, 1849, Ehas Parkhurst, b. in England, and d. in Rod- 
man, 1894; res. Rodman. Ch. (Parkhurst): 

1 Adelbert^, who d. ae. 2. 

2 Medora, m. Frank Brown and was divorced. 

3 Frank. 

4 Herbert. 

vi Tracy Abel, b. Dec, 1818, in Watertown; left home, ae. 17; lived 
in Aurora, N. Y., then went to Ohio. 

vii Cornelia Jane, b. in Watertown, 12 Oct., 1820; m. 18 Nov., 1847, 
Caleb Eton, son of Joseph Hitchcock, b. in Vermont, 3 Sept., 
1824; d. 28 Sept., 1852; she was a cheesemaker; res. in Water- 
town, Worth, Rodman and Richland, N. Y. Ch. (Hitchcock) : 

1 Julia C.^, b. 28 Feb., 1849; m. 1875, (1) Horace Draper 
m. (2) John Cole. Ch. (Draper): i Lillian E.° Ch. (Cole): 
ii Lena M.; iii Cornelia. 

2 Eugenia Ella, b. 3 Nov., 1850; m. 1871, Eugene Shoecraft of 
Mannsville, N. Y. Ch. (Shoecraft): i Jacob E.% grad. of 

Albany Med. College; ii Martha M. 
viii Lucy Ann, b. 10 June, 1822; d. unm., 12 Oct., 1848. 

271 ASA*'^ son of Leonard^ and Abigail (Forbush) Brigham; 
born in Walpole, N. H., 18 June^ 1781; died in Essex, Vt., about 
1840; married in 1802, Lavina Bellows of Essex. He settled in 
Essex about 1812, and resided on " Brigham Hill," grown now to 
be a summer resort. 

Children, born in Essex, except Calvin, who was b. in Milton, Vt.: 
i Warren', res. Essex. 
556 ii Calvin, b. 1805. 
iii Sarah. 

iv Asa, who d.; m. Polly ; res. Essex June; has two grand- 
children. 

V Rebecca, m. A. A. Slater, Essex Centre. Ch. (Slater) : 

1 John^. 

vi Lavina, m. E. B. Collins, Burlington, Vt.; 1 dau.% m. • 

Thayer; has dau., Etta°. 

vii Rufus, m. . Ch.: 

1 Martha', who m. Kimball. Ch. (Kimball): i Jennie'; 

ii Edwin B. 

viii Lyman, res. Essex; m. . Ch.: 1 dau., Mrs. Harold 

Stevens^ of Burlington, Vt. Ch. (Stevens): i Edson C.», of 
Winooski, Vt; ii Harrison A. of Burlington, 

272 RUFUS", son of Leonard^ and Abigail (Forbush) Brig- 
ham; born in Walpole, N. H., 9 Feb., 1786; died in Hampden, O., 
(whither he removed in 1835), 12 Dec, 1838; married (1) Dec, 



SIXTH GENERATION 257 

1815, Sophia Wheelock of Essex, Vt., born 1791; died 29 Aug., 
1826; married (2) 14 April, 1830, Lydia Morgan of Essex, born 
1791; died 27 May, 1857. He was a farmer. 

Children (by first wife), born in Essex: 

i David B.', b. 29 July, 1817; d. in Thompson, O., 4 April, 1845; 

m. Jane Clark; he was a farmer. 
ii Sarah S., b. 20 June, 1819; d. 5 July, 1872; m. (1) 14 Feb., 1838, 
Douglas Hurlburt, a manufacturer of cloth; m. (2) 25 May, 1843, 
Chillion Strong, a farmer of Thompson, O. Ch. (Hurlburt) : 
1 Diana?. Ch. (Strong) : 2 Newton. 
Child (by second wife), born in Essex: 

557 iii Daniel Morgan, b. 25 Sept., 1832. 

273 JONATHAN^ son of Leonard' and Abigail (Forbush) 
Brigham; born in Walpole, N. H., 23 Oct., 1788; died in Chardon, 
O., 1856; married, in 1812, Melinda Davenport of St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. He moved in 1817 to Madison, O., and in 1821 to 
Hampden, O., thence to Chardon, O. 

Children, the 3 elder born in N. Y., the last 5 in Hampden: 
i Laura', d. y. 

ii Eliza, b. 13 April, 1815; m. in 1839, Milton Tilden of Unionville, 
O. Ch. (Tilden): 
1 Stella\ 
iii Laura, b. 11 April, 1817; d. in 1852; m. in 1835, S. N. Bur- 
roughs of Montville, O.; 7 ch. 
iv Leonard R. (Dr.), b. in Madison, 11 July, 1819; m. in 1844, 
Eliza S. Fancher of Auburn, N. Y. ; res. Painesville, O.; Ed. 
Farmington Inst., O. ; a popular lecturer on Medicine, Hygiene, 
etc. 
V Eunice, b. in Madison, 10 May, 1821; a teacher in Lena, lU.; 

m. in 1850, Alfred A. Ovary, 
vi Daniel J., b. 10 May, 1823; m. 1851, Nancy Roberts of Lena, 

111.; res. Iowa, 
vii Polly A., b. 18 Nov., 1824; m. A. A. Crary of Freeport, III.; 

res. Lena, 111. 
ix Orman H., b. 12 May, 1827; drowned in Akron, O., 1849. 
X Mehnda L., b. 19 June, 1833; teacher in 111.; m. W. T. House, 

and moved to Wells Mill, Mo. 
xi Lewis D., b. June, 1838; res. Lena, 111. 

274 SILAS®, son of Leonard' and Abigail (Forbush) Brig- 
ham; born in Walpole, N. H., 16 Oct., 1791; died in Harpersfield, 
O., 26 March, 1850; married, 27 May, 1818, Polly, daughter of 
Archibald Harding of Locke, N. Y. ; born l6 July, 1796; died in 
Ohio, 10 May, 1854. He was a farmer; was tovra trustee, and in 
the war of 1812. 

Children, born in Harpersfield: 

i Samantha', b. 11 April, 1820; d. 11 March, 1821. 

558 ii Nelson, b. 21 Oct., 1821. 
659 iii Hiram, b. 14 Feb., 1823. 

iv Almond, b. 27 Nov., 1826; d. in 1827. 



258 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

560 V Albert Crawford, b. 13 Nov., 1828. 

vi Paulina Lois, b. 4 Dec, 1831; d. 1878; m. 8 Dec, 1857, Jerome 
B. Vankirk; she was a teacher; res. Rush Lake, Wis. Ch. 
( Vankirk) : 

1 Frederick EuclicP, b. 12 Dec, 1858. 

2 Flora May, b. 25 March, 1860. 

3 Weldon Brigham, b. 18 May, 1862. 

4 Orley Jerome, b. 15 July, 1864. 

5 Jennilla, b. 31 Jan., 1867. 

6 Alice Euphane, b. 11 Sept., 1869. 

vii Mary Louise, b. 7 Jan., 1835; m. (1) 4 Jan., 1860, William Van- 
kirk, who d. in Rush Lake, 25 Dec, 1878; m. (2) 25 Dec, 1879, 
Jerome B. Vankirk, widower of her sister Paulina; she was a 
teacher; res. Rush Lake. Ch. (Vankirk), by first husband: 

1 Luella Orsino\ b. 9 Nov., 1861; d. 4 Nov., 1862. 

2 Genevra Estelle, h. 3 May, 1864; d. 17 Oct., 1865. 

3 Anna Louise, h. 4 April, 1868. 

4 Lyndon Jay, b. 10 June, 1872. 

561 viii George Washington, b. 22 Sept., 1836. 

ix Henry Harrison, b. 1 Sept., 1840; d. s. p., 12 Oct., 1867; m. 1865, 
Louisa Morrison; he was in the Civil War, 2d O. Cavalry; was 
twice wounded, one wound proving fatal; he was a farmer. 

275 HIRAM% son of Leonard^ and Abigail (Forbush) Brig- 
ham; born in Milton, Vt., Nov., 1800; died in Croton, Ohio, 1838, 
where he moved in 1834; married, 1829, Hannah Carpenter of 
Milton. 

Children : 

i Silas Hermon^ b. in Milton, 8 Nov., 1833; d. 13 June, 1879; m. 
6 Nov., 1860, Lucy A. Root of GranviUe, O., b. 6 Dec, 1839; 
she res, Hutsonville, 111. Ch.: 

1 Clara Belle", b. in Pickerington, O., 2 Sept., 1861; d. at 
res. in Robinson, lU., 21 May, 1885; m. Joseph Ferrel. Ch. 
(Ferrel): i Charles H.% b. 24 Sept., 1884; d. 19 July, 1887. 

2 Luther Harvey, res. Robinson, 111; 4 ch. 

3 Emma Cornelia, b. Hardinsville, 111., 15 Nov., 1865; m. Austin 
Price; res. Eaton, 111.; ch. 1 dau. 

4 Mary Luella, b. Hardinsville, 20 July, 1870; m. William Aker- 
man; res. Eaton; 5 ch. 

5 Omer Allen, b. Robinson, 13 Jan., 1874; m. Bertha J. Stark; 
res. Hutsonville. Ch.: i Jennie Madge', b. 29 July, 1901; ii 
John Herman, b. 9 May, 1903. 

6 Nina Cleone, b. in Robinson, 4 Feb., 1877; d. 5 June, 1879. 

ii Harvey Carpenter, b. in Hartford, O.; m. 30 March (or Nov.), 
1861, at H., Mary H. Morrow of Johnstown, O.; res. E. St. 
Louis, 111. Ch., b. in Robinson, 111.: 

1 Frank CliforO", h. 11 Dec, 1864; d. 13 Oct., 1865. 

2 George Morrow, b. 16 April, 1867; a livestock dealer, E. St. 
Louis. 

3 Willametta, b. 9 Dec, 1869; m. E. E. Gordon; res. Robin- 
son, 111. 

4 Bertha Emeline, b. 24 Jan., 1873; d. 27 July, 1874. 



SIXTH GENERATION 259 

276 DEA. SULLIVAN«, son of Capt. Stephen^ and Sarah 
(Harrington) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 29 Dec, 1781; 
died in Vienna, N. Y., 2 Oct., 1867; married (1), 5 Jan., 1804, 
Amanda, daughter of Uriah Spalding; born 9 Feb., 1778; died in 
Vienna, 3 Feb., 1849; married (2) Mrs. Nancy Bryan. He resided 
in Westmoreland, and in Vienna, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Children {by first wife), the elder ones born in Westmoreland: 

i Lucinda', b. 5 Dec, 1804; d. 37 Oct., 1841; m. 29 Sept., 18—, 
William E. Thorn of Washington, O., b. 3 Jan., 1803; d. 2 July, 
1870. Ch. (Thorn): 

1 Daniel l^.^ b. 5 Dec, 1837; m. 1868, Anna Whitmill; res. 
Samaria, Mich. Ch.: i Charles F."; ii Adelaide F.; iii William 
J.; iv Pearl E., d. y. ; v Euphemia E.; vi Gilbert A. 

2 Theodore, b. 30 Jan., 1839; m. 1871, Mary A. Pierce; res. 
Bedford, Mich. Ch.: i Maurice T.% d. y.; ii Mavor B.; iii 
George L. 

562 ii Mavor, b. 16 May, 1806. 

iii Eliza, b. 29 Aug., 1808; d. 30 March, 1856; m. 1 April, 1840, 

Edward Doty; res. Rome, N. Y. 
iv Rollin, b. 12 Oct., 1810; d. 2 Jan., 1855; m. 4 March, 1849, 

Louisa Risley, who d. ; res. Vienna. 
V Arethusa, b. 30 Oct., 1812; d. 25 Jan., 1858; m. 3 Oct., 1835, 

Ansel L. Johnson; res. Vienna, 
vi Faber, b. 21 Feb., 1815; d. 24 Nov., 1844, unm. 
vii Newell, b. 1 Jan., 1820; d. 25 March, 1841, unm. 
viii Sarah, b. in Vienna, b. May, 1823 ; m. 5 Oct., 1854, James D. Marks, 
b. in Vergennes, Vt., 22 June, 1812; d. in Vienna, 27 Aug., 1890; 
res. Vienna. Ch. (Marks), b. in Vienna: 

1 Ira Brigham", b. 3 May, 1857; d. 30 March, 1861. 

2 Charles F., b. 23 July, 1861; m. 27 July, 1881; res. Vienna. 

3 Nellie Eliza, b. 23 Oct., 1864; d. 27 Aug., 1872. 

277 CAPT. STEPHEN^, son of Capt. Stephen^ and Sarah 
(Harrington) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 11 Apr., 1783; 
died in Vernon, N. Y., 24 July, 1850;i married (1), in 1824, Widow- 
Ruby Wetmore, born 27 Jan., 1793; died 16 June, 1828; married 
(2), 1832, Elizabeth Stevens, born 20 Sept., 1802; died 7 Aug., 
1870. He moved to Vernon with his parents; held town offices. 

Children {by first wife), born in Vernon: 

I Harriet T.% b. 9 April, 1825; m. 29 May, 1849, Isaac Adams, Jr., 
b. 19 April, 1825; d. 28 Sept., 1879; in 1893 she res., a widow. 
Hill City, S. Dakota. Ch. (Adams): 

1 Carolyn E?, b. 20 Oct., 1850; d. 10 Nov., 1877; grad. Wis- 
consin St. Univ. in 1871; Prof. Wis. St. Normal; m. 4 Oct., 
1876, Rev. Cephas F. Clapp, Supt. of Missions, in Oregon. 

2 Frederick Brigham, b. 7 March, 1857; m. 16 March, 1882, 
Electa Barker. Ch. Cephas B.S b. 1885. 

ii Caroline, b. 1827; d. 1828. 
Children {by second wife), born in Vernon: 

iii Eleanor E., b. 16 Dec, 1832; m. 14 Jan., 1869, Samuel Bragg; 
res. 2116 Norris St., Philadelphia. 



260 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iv Richard Henry Lee, b. 7 Feb., 1835; d. 31 July, 1878; m. in 

1872; a farmer in Rutland, Wis.; he was in the 49th N. Y. Vols., 

discharged disabled after hard service. 
V George Washington, b. 6 Nov., 1836; was Capt. in the 117th 

N. Y. Vols., and killed in the battle of Drury Bluflf, Va., in 1864. 
vi Miriam C, b. 7 Aug., 1839; m. 11 Nov., 1868, Edwin Jackson of 

Stoughton, Wis. 
vli Sara M., b. 13 May, 1842; res. Madison, Wis. 
viii Emma O., b. 1845; d. 1852. 
ix J. Quincy Adams, b. 7 March, 1848; m. 15 Jan., 1875, Mary 

Carpenter; a farmer, res. Madison, Wis. 

278 DEA. JOHN^ son of Capt. Stephen^ and Sarah (Harring- 
ton) Brigham; born in Vernon, N. Y., 24 March, 1790; died in 
Ogden, Monroe Co., N. Y., 16 July, 1868; married, 25 Jan., 1816, 
Susan, daughter of David Moore, born 3 Jan., 1797; died 9 Feb., 
1848. He was a farmer and had a good property. Was captain 
in the Militia and was in the War of 1812. 

Children, born in Ogden: 

i Caroline E.^ b. 8 July, 1817; d. 4 April, 1894; m. 23 Feb., 1837, 
George W. Hiscockof Spencerport, N. Y. Ch. (Hiscock), b. 
there : 

1 Franklin^, b. 20 Jan., 1840; d. 8 April, 1841. 

2 Emily F., b. 25 Aug., 1845; m. 17 Oct., 1866, James F. Heakok 
of Spencerport. 

3 Alice Susan, b. 2 Oct., 1852; d. 12 Oct., 1877; m. 25 Jan., 
1877, Myron H. Davis. 

4 George L., b. 8 Nov., 1860; m. 16 Nov., 1881, Nettie M. Wilmot. 
Ch.: i Florence®; ii Herbert. 

563 ii Orvill P., b. 10 Sept., 1818. 

564 iii John D., b, 4 Dec, 1820. 

565 iv Alonzo, b. 16 Nov., 1822. 

566 V Milton, b. 18 June, 1825. 
667 vi Charles, b. 17 March, 1827. 

vli Sarah, b. 3 Sept., 1833; d. 21 Jan., 1881; m. 9 April, 1857, Har- 
vey Pratt of Spencerport. Ch. (Pratt): 

1 Charles B.\ b. 1 Feb., 1858; d. 1 Aug., 1885, in CaUfomia; 
m. 30 Jan., 1884, Alice Porter. Ch.: Harry', d. y. 

2 Helen E., b. 16 April, 1859; d. 13 March, 1884. 

viii Harriet, b. 22 June, 1837; m. 29 Oct., 1857, William W. Hart, 
of Spencerport, who d. 1901. Ch. (Hart), b. in Spencerport: 
1 Edward Clarence^, b. 16 April, 1868; m. Julia L. Henderson 
in 1895. Ch. i Mildred"; ii Alice; iii Ethel. 

279 ELIJAH*^, son of Josiah Newton^ and Sarah (Perry) Brig- 
ham; born in Hartwick, N. Y., 1790; died in Clinton, N. Y., 18 
May, 1858; married, 1818, Lydia Richards, of Jefferson Co., N. 
Y., born 1797; died, March, 1868. 

Children, horn in Vernon Center, N. Y.: 
568 i Lewis E.% b. 4 Dec, 1820. 

ii Lyman, b. 1823; d. 1874; a butcher in New York City. 



SIXTH GENERATION 26l 

iii Phebe, b. 12 Jan., 182T; d. 28 Oct., 1896, in Utica, N. Y.; m. 
1848, WiUard, son of Wellington Camp, b. 1836. Ch. (Camp), 
b. in Clinton, N. Y.: 

1 Jennie^ b. 18 June, 1853; m. 20 Aug., 1878, "Wilford, son of 
William L. Burnham of Newport, N. Y.; b. 20 Jan., 1854. 
Ch. (Burnham), b. in Utica: i Bessie I.°, b. 26 Oct., 1879; m. 
28 May, 1902, R. Clinton Jones; res. Utica; 2 ch.; ii Marjorie 
L., b. 8 Nov., 1884; res. Utica. 

2 Mary, b. 1855; m. . 

3 Lena, b. 1858; m. — . 

iv Mary, b. 9 Nov., 1828; res. Utica, in Old Ladies' Home; was a 
dressmaker. 

280 DEA. DAVID^, son of Josiah Newton^ and Sarah (Perry) 
Brigham; born in Hartwick, N. Y., 27 Oct., 1799; died in Dryden, 
N. Y., 12 Jan., 1864; married, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 30 Aug., 
1827, Catherine, daughter of Isaac Romaine; born in New York 
City, 2 Nov., 1802; died in Dryden, 18 April., 1858. He was a 
mechanic and resided in Dryden. 

Children, bom in Hartwick: 
569 i Lyman FarweU', b. 26 Sept., 1828. 

ii Harriet Amanda, b. 20 July, 1830; d. 36 Jan., 1885; m. 6 Feb., 
1850, Simeon Squires, son of Squires Stiles; b. 19 June, 1824; 
res. Dryden. Ch. (Stiles), b. in Whitney Point, N. Y.: 

1 Latira Maria^, b. 5 Dec, 1851; a nurse, unm. 

2 Ella Jans, b. 12 Sept., 1853. 

3 Mary Elizabeth, b. 28 Dec, 1854. 

4 Melvin Arthur, b. 6 April, 1856; m. 1 Oct., 1885, Hattie, dau. 
of Frank Updegrove; res. Binghamton, N. Y. Ch.: i Har- 
riet°; ii Franklin. 

5 Eva Frances, b. 8 Sept., 1859; d. 11 July, 1873. 

6 Hiland Thayer, b. 26 July, 1861; res. Whitney's Point. 

7 Willie, b. 14 Dec, 1863; d. 11 July, 1873. 

8 Fred D., b. 28 Feb., 1871; d. 1 Sept., 1871. 

iii Sarah Mariah, b. 8 Oct., 1831; m. 1 June, 1858, Elson P., son of 
Enos Wheeler; b. in Dryden, 25 Dec, 1828; a farmer, res. 
Dryden. Ch. (Wheeler), b. in Dryden: 
I'Sara Jane\ b. 25 July, 1862; d. unm., 12 Sept., 1898. • 
2 Fred Romaine, b. 1 Jan., 1866; res, unm., a farmer in Dryden. 
670 iv Newton Josiah, b. 17 Sept., 1834. 

V Cornelia Melvina, b. 16 Feb., 1838; d. in Cortland, N. Y., 17 Oct., 
1885; m. March, 1861, John, son of Adam Simmons; b. in Dryden, 
4 March, 1838; d. in D., 27 Oct., 1868. Ch. (Simmons), b. in 
Dryden: 

1 Adam S?, b. Dec, 1861. 

2 Willison D., b. April, 1866; m. 4 April, 1894, Olive Ingerman; 
res. Sioux City, Da. 

281 DEA. PERRY®, son of Josiah Newton^ and Sarah (Perry) 

Brigham; born in Hartwick, N. Y., 17 April, 1801 ; died ; 

married, 2 Oct., 1827, Hannah, daughter of Capt. Amos Mason of 
Biddeford, Me. He was a trader in Boston. 



262 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children : 

i Albert', b. 26 March, 1829; d. 29 March, 1829. 
ii Helen Augusta, b. 26 Jan., 1830; res. West Newton, Mass. 
iii Garaphelia M., b. 17 Nov., 1832; m. 13 July, 1853, Henry W. 

Jenkins, 
iv Charles Perry, b. 21 Sept., 1834; d. 1 April, 1836. 
V Aleathia Maria, b. 1 March, 1837; d. 19 May, 1851. 
vi Charles Perry, b. 22 July, 18.39; d. (a son, Percf, is an actor). 
vii Sarah Anna, b. 18 June, 1842. 
viii Emma Josephine, b. 20 Aug., 1844. 

282 EDMOND®, son of Stephen^ and Jemima (Snow) Brig- 
ham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 29 Sept., 1769; died in W. Boyl- 
ston, Mass.; married (1), 7 Jan.,' 1795, Mary Brooks of Worcester, 
born 25 Oct., 1776; died 15 May, 1817; married (2), 26 May, 
1818, Eunice Plympton, born 5 bet., 1788; died 1857. Was a 
farmer in W. Boylston. 

Children (by first wife) : 
1 Mary', b. 6 Oct., 1797. 
ii Patty, b. 13 Nov., 1799. 
iii Hester L., b. 1 Nov., 1800. 
iv Fidelia, b. 17 Jan., 1804. 
v Almira, b. 9 April, 1806. 
vi Lucy, b. 2 Nov., 1808. 
571 vii Stephen Nathaniel Brooks, b. 18 July, 1811. 
viii Nancy, b. 29 July, 1813. 
Children (by second wife) : 
ix Sarah, b. 12 July, 1819. 
X Frederick L., b. 24 May, 1821; res. Worcester; had 2 daus., 

one, 3Irs. Wm. C. Wheeler^, 9 Myrtle St., Cliftondale, Mass. 
xi Eunice E., b. 1 Feb., 1823. 

283 JABEZ", son of Stephen^ and Jemima (Snow) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., in 1776; died, probably in Worcester, 
Mass., 14 June, 1834; married, in 1794, Nancy, daughter of Joseph 
Kingsbury of Worcester; she died in 1848. He resided in Worces- 
ter and was on the School Committee ; he was also surveyor of liigh- 
ways and hog reeve. 

Children, born in Worcester: 

i Polly', b. 1 Nov., 1796; d. 14 Jan., 1855; m. 1812, Ephraim, son 
of Abel Bigelow of W. Boylston, Mass.; b. 20 Feb., 1791; d. 
13 July, 1837; he was selectman, town clerk, and owned a cotton 
mill. Ch. (Bigelow), b. in W. B.: 
\' Horatio Nelson^ b. 13 Sept., 1812; he was the "father" of 
Clinton, Mass.; a mill owner, and manufacturer. Ch. : i 
Henry"; ii Charles; both of Clinton. 
2 Erastus Brigham, b. 2 April, 1814; an inventor of weaving 
machines; a prominent citizen. Ch.: Ellen^ who m. Rev. 
Daniel Merriman of Worcester. 
572 ii Moses, b. 10 May, 1798. 



SIXTH GENERATION 263 

iii Betsey, b. 3 Nov., 1800; m. 10 March, 1819, Simon Plympton; 
res. Millbury, Mass. 

573 iv Hosea, b. 6 Dec, 1802. 

V Nancy, b. 1806; d. 17 March, 1846; m. Rev. D. S. King of Boston; 
res. B. 

574 vi Margaret, b. 1808. 

284 STEPHEN*', son of Stephen^ and Jemima (Snow) Brig- 
ham; born in West Boylston, Mass., 21 Sept., 1779; died about 
1819 in Roxbury, Mass., married Lucy, daughter of Aaron White 
of Roxbury; born 27 March, 1777; died about 1820. He was a 
merchant in Boston. 

Children, born in Boston: 
i William', who d. y. 

ii Mary W., b. 2 Sept., 1806; d. in Roxbury, 4 Jan., 1893. 
iii Stephen A., b. 28 June, 1808; d. unm., in Roxbury, 21 Nov., 1866. 
iv Elizabeth D., b. 27 Feb., 1810; d. in Roxbury, 30 March, 1898. 

575 V Lucy A., b. 8 Dec, 1811. 

vi Louisa, b. 27 July, 1813; m. 18 Nov., 1844, Sanford Kendall; 
res., a widow, in Worcester. Ch. (Kendall): 
1 Sanford M.^ b. 21 March, 1847; d. 2 Sept., 1849. 
vii Caroline, b. 15 Feb., 1815; d. unm., ae. about 17. 
viii Henry Bigelow, b. 15 July, 1818; d. 24 Jan., 1887, in Lexington, 
Mass.; m. 26 March, 1860, Mary E., dau. of Samuel Dudley of 
Roxbury; he was a farmer; she res., a widow, in Lexington. Ch.: 
1 Mary L.*, b. in Roxbury, 3 March, 1862; res. Lexington. 

285 LEVI*', son of Stephen^ and (Wilder) Brigham; 

born in West Boylston, Mass., 8 June, 1787 (a family record says 
" b. Boston," but his parents res. W. Boylston) ; died in Boston, 
17 July, 1864; married (1) Eunice, daughter of Isaac Monroe, of 
Keene, N. H.; born 23 Aug., 1788; died in 1813 or 1814; married 
(2), in 1814, Frances, also daughter of Isaac Monroe; born 12 
Dec, 1793; died 18 June, 1858; married (3) Mrs. Taft, born Tay- 
lor, daughter of " Father " Taylor of Boston, the " Sailor preacher." 
Mr. Brigham was a wine merchant in Boston. 

Children (by first loife), born in Boston: 

576 i Levi Henry% b. 27 Nov., 1811. 

ii Eunice Harriet, b. 26 Dec, 1813; d. 4 Dec, 1850; m. 1 Nov., 
1836, Samuel S. Ball, b. 25 Dec, 1807; d. 1 Nov., 1838. Ch. 
(BaU): 

r Harriet F.\ b. 1 May, 1838; d. 30 Dec, 1904; m. 9 Oct., 
1860, Edward F. Thayer. Ch. (Thayer): Elsie% b. 17 June, 
1872. 
Children (by second wife): 

iii Caroline Frances, b. 13 Dec, 1815; d. 2 June, 1854; m. 18 July, 
1843, Erasmus Jones Andrews, a silk merchant in Boston; b. 
19 Aug., 1811. Ch. (Andrews): 
1 Caroline Frances^, b. 19 June, 1845; m. 14 June, 1900, Edwin 
L. Sanborn; res. Commonwealth Ave., Boston, s. p. 



264 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Harriet Ball, b. 6 May, 1849; d. 18 Feb., 1881; m. 10 June, 
1879, Edward W. Howe; s. p. 
iv Frederick Augustus, b. 14 Feb., 1817; d. 5 April, 1848; m. 15 
Oct., 1845, Harriet A. Norton of Worcester, Mass. Ch.: 
1 E. Harriet^, b. 14 June, 1847; d. 9 Dec, 1849 (another record 
says 11 June, 1851). 

286 LYDIA^, daughter of Joseph^ and Lydia (Barnes) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., l6 Aug., 1766; died in Marlboro, 
4 April, 1850; married, 7 Nov., 1785, Dea. Moses Ames of Marl- 
boro; born 4 June, 176S; died 24 June, 1825. He was a farmer and 
miller and was in the Revolutionary War. 

Children {Ames), horn in Marlboro: 

i Lewis', b. 31 Aug., 1786; d. 10 June, 1856; m. (1) 24 May, 1812, 
Nancy Childs; m. (2) 2 May, 1821, Mehitabel Forbush; was a 
farmer and miller, and res. on the old Joseph Brigham place in 
Marlboro. Ch. (Ames), by first wife, b. in Marlboro: 
1 Lucy^; 2 Moses; 3 Lydia; 4 Robert. 

Ch. (Ames), by second wife, b. in Marlboro: 
5 Robert; 6 Nancy; 7 Martha. 

8 Dr. Joseph, who d. in Holden, Mass., 1 April, 1903, ae. 74 yrs., 
3 mos. ; a highly successful physician there for over 44 yrs. 

9 Stephen. 

10 Martha L., who, with her brother Stephen, res. on the old Ames 
place in Marlboro (the Joseph Brigham place), is a well 
known genealogist. She carefully treasures many old deeds, 
wills and other documents relating to the Ames and Brigham 
families, as well as antique furniture and utensils, among them 
the chair in which Thomas" Brigham, died. 
11 Lucinda, b. 11 Jan., 1789; d. unm., 20 Jan., 1833. 
iii Nancy, b, 1 Marcli^ 1792; m. 23 July, 1809, Levi Bigelow; he 
taught school 20 years; J. P. 30 years; assessor 17 years; Rep. 
4 years. Ch. (Bigelow): 
1 Lydia^; 2 Leander; 3 Mary; 4 Cordelia; 5 Electa; 6 Levi; 
7 Lambert; 8 Edwin; 9 Horace; 10 Julian; 11 William; 12 
Ann; 13 Arthur; 14 Ada. 

287 JOSEPH^ son of Dr. Gershom^ and Esther (Belknap) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 12 May, 1780; died in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., 29 Feb., 1836; married, in 1807 (intentions, Jan. 2\ 
Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Parker) Hardy, (Joseph 
Hardy's mother was Prudence Warren, whose paternal ancestor, 
Richard Warren, came over in the Mayflower) . He resided in West- 
boro and Shrewsbury. 

Children : 

577 i Joseph D.\ h. 19 July, 1807. 

578 ii William Belknap, b. 26 April, 1809. 

iii Hannah, b. about 1810; d. unm., 21 Sept., 1842. 

579 iv Charles Corriden, b. 1 Dec, 1813. 

V Roxana, m. 3 Nov., 1834, Silas Dinsmore of Worcester, Mass. 
Ch. (Dinsmore), b. in Worcester: 



SIXTH GENERATION 265 

1 Silas EvereW, b. 18 June, 183G. 

2 Henry C, b. 1839; d. 24 Aug., 1840. 

3 Emma, b. 29 Dec, 1843. 

4 Anna, d. y. 

288 BENJAMIN% son of Dr. Gershom^ and Esther (Belknap) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 28 May, 1780; died in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., 30 Jan., 1831; married, 22 May, 1803, Lucy, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hardy; born in Westboro, 28 June, 1780; died m 
Shrewsbury, 27 June, 1861. He resided in Westboro and Shrews- 
bury. 

Children, all born in Westboro: 

1 Loring', b. 21 Dec, 1804; d. 19 May, 1810. 

ii Susan Lee, b. 1 Nov., 1806; d. in Shrewsbury, 25 Sept., 187T; m. 
31 March, 1828, William Hastings Knowlton (son of Dea. Joseph 
H.) of Shrewsbury; b. there, 8 March, 1807; d. there, 5 Aug.. 
1872. Ch. (Knowlton): 

1 Susan Ellen', b. 26 Dec, 1828; d. 9 Oct., 1854; m. 1 Jan., 
1849, Elhahan C, son of Ebenezer Wheeler; b. in Grafton, 
Mass., 1826; res. Shrewsbury. Ch. (Wheeler): i Inez'; u 

Infant, d. y. 

2 Mary Adelaide, b. 19 May, 1831; m. 17 April, 1855, Joseph 
Albert Nourse, a merchant of Shrewsbury. Ch. (Nourse) : i 
Anna M.»; ii William K.; iii Albert; 2 d. y. 

3 William Everett, b. 26 Sept., 1832; m. 7 Jan., 1856, Mary E., 
dau. of LjTnan S. Brown; b. in Shrewsbury, 1837; a merchant 
there. Ch.: i Wm. E.^ ii Addie M.; iii Mabel E.; iv Edward 
L.; V Harry L.; 3d. y. 

4 Lucy Maria, b. 21 May, 1835 ; d. 30 Sept., 1850. 

5 Eliza Oreemvood, b. 18 Oct., 1837; d. 26 Nov., 1855. 

6 Martha Bricjham, b. 6 Oct., 1839; d. 13 Aug., 1840. 

7 Caroline E. A., b. 3 April, 1843; d. 9 Jan., 1868. 

8 Walter Brigham, b. 2 Dec, 1845; d. 7 July, 1866. 

iii Marv Parker, b. 24 Jan., 1810; m. 6 April, 1830, Henry Benjamin 
Pratt, son of Shepherd; b. in Shrewsbury, 16 Sept., 1807; res. 
Shrewsbury. Ch. (Pratt), b. in S.: 

1 Susan Augusta^ b. 18 March, 1839; m. George J. Morey of 
Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Morey) : Mary B.' 

2 Franklin Brigham, b. 11 Aug., 1842; res. Shrewsbury; m. 
Emma A. Knowlton. Ch.: i WiUis"; ii Mary; iii Frederick; 
iv Harry; v Florence; vi Bertram; vii Clifford. 

3 Marion Elizabeth, b. 9 Nov., 1846; d. 10 June, 1851. 
580 iv Owen Benjamin, b. 27 May, 1812. 

289 COL. JOSIAH^ son of Dr. Gershom^ and Esther (Bel- 
knap) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 19 Dec., 1791; died 
Westboro, 23 July, 1870; married Azubah Beeton of Westboro; 
born 15 May, 1795; died 6 Dec, 1883. A portrait of Col. Brig- 
ham, his wife and son, hangs in the rooms of the Westboro Histori- 
cal Society. 



266 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i Augusta Olivia', m. Henry Whitman of Providence, R. I.; he 

was a merchant, lawyer and notary public; res. Cranston. Ch. 

Ch. (Whitman), b. in Westboro: 

1 Henry Brigham^, b. 30 June, 1841 ; d. in Providence, 9 March, 

1894; m. 6 Nov., 1872, Lucia Keyser Haskell of New York 

City; he grad. in 1864, Brown Univ.; was admitted to the 

Albany (N. Y.) bar, 1866; took an active part in politics. 

Afterward practiced law in Providence until his decease; 

his knowledge of statute and common law was marked, and he 

was a man of talent and rare cultivation. Ch. : Ralph Myers". 

ii Josiah, m. Maynard, and res. Westboro. 

290 LUCINDA% daughter of Rev. Benjamin^ and Lucy 
(Morse) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; baptized 22 March, 

1772; died ; married (1), 5 May, 1793, Dr. Peter Clark 

Grosvenor, who died 14 Dec, 1794; he was town clerk of Fitz- 
william at time of death, which occurred when young; married (2), 
10 Dec, 1795, Daniel Morse of Sturbridge, Mass., who died in 
Fitzwilliam, 1 Oct., 1812. 

Child (Orosvenor), born in Fitzwilliam: 

i Ebenezer Clarke b. 21 Sept., 1793; was grad. Univ. of Vt., 1813, 
and M. D. from Boston; moved to Darien, Ga., of which mayor; 
studied in Europe; was drowned in Darien, at an early age. 
Children (Morse), born in Fitzwilliam: 

ii Eliza, b. 13 Sept., 1796; m. Ziba Baldwin of Greenfield, Mass. 
iii Harding, b. 1 Oct., 1798; d. 18 March., 1802. 
iv Loring, b. 22 April, 1800; settled in Ackworth, N. H., where 

had a large family. 
V Lemuel, b. 4 Sept., 1801 ; res. Hillsboro Bridge, N. H. 
vl Curtis, b. Oct., 1803; d. in Geneseo, 111., 1855. 

291 ELISHA% son of Rev. Benjamin^ and Lucy (Morse) 

Brigham; baptized in , Fitzwilliam, 1 Aug., 1779; died ; 

married, 1 Jan., 1810, Susannah (Sukey), daughter of Capt. Samuel 
and Rachel (Gary) Thayer; baptized in Boston, 12 Dec, 1787; 

died . Some records say he married Miss Williams, sister 

of his employer, in Boston, but the family deny this. 

He kept store awhile in Fitzwilliam, and went to Boston, where 
he became a clerk for Mr. Williams. He then moved to Cincinnati, 
O., where he went into business, and died. 

Children : 

i Cornelia S. Thayer^ b. 3 Nov., 1810; m. James (?) Southgate. 
ii Marcus Marcellus, b. 3 Aug., 1812; d. unm. 

iii Julia Roxalina, b. 14 Feb., 1814; d. in Boston, ; m. 

in Oxford, O., 1 Nov., 1833, Charles, son of Jabin and Mary 
(Tucker) Fisher; b. in Canton, Mass., 9 Dec, 1799; spent his 
youth in Washington, N. H.; went to Ohio; was a wholesale 
grocer in Cincinnati; d. in Yellow Springs, O., 28 March, 1869. 
Ch. (Fisher): 



SIXTH GENERATION 267 

1 Charles L.\ b. 2 March, 1835; m. 2 April, 1874, Laura Feder- 
spiel of Fort Lee, N. Y.; grad. Union Theol. Sem.; res. 
Cory Jon, Ind. Ch. (Fisher): i SamueP; ii David; ui Gar- 
field. 

2 Theodore B., b. 6 Oct., 1837; unm. 

3 Cornelia M-, b. 4 July, 1840; d. in Worcester, Mass., 15 May, 
1890 • m. G. Stanley Hall, afterward Prest. of Clark University, 
Worcester. Ch. (Hall) : i Robert G.», b. Feb., 1881 ; ii Julia 

Fisher, b. 1883. . . , -^ 

4 Sidney A., b. 18 March, 1842; m. 11 Feb., 1866, Angeline E. 
Adsitt; res. San Francisco, Cal. Ch.: i Luman«; u Philip A. 
(Rev.), pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Mill City, 

Oregon. . 

5 Horace, b. 18 March, 1844; m. Kate Matson; res. Cincinnati. 

Ch.: i William*; ii Clifford. 

6 Emma, b. 31 May, 1855; a teacher in Boston. 

7 Susan Florence, b. 1857; d. 1859. 

iv Lucius Algernon, b. 16 Aug., 1816; ra. Cornelia Taylor. Ch.: 

1 Edwin'*, d. y. 

2 Stanley, d. y. 

3 Edith, m. Hanna; res. Chicago. 

4 Eva, m. Longinotti; res. Chicago. 

292 WILLARD^ son of Caleb^ and Hannah (Barnes) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Oct., 1772; died in Marlboro, 28 
Aug., 1835; married, 5 ,Oct., 1797, Betsey, daughter of Oliver and 
Betty (Howe) Russell of Marlboro; born l6 Oct., 1780; died 11 
Dec, 1820. He inherited the homestead ,in Marlboro, one mile 
S.W.'of Feltonville; was a farmer and resided for a time in Berlin, 
I^Iass. Two of his sons became Congregational clergymen. 

Children, horn in Marlboro: 

i Harriet', b. 3 Oct., 1802; d. unm., in Hudson, Mass., 19 Sept., 

1890. 

581 ii Mary M., b. 1 Oct., 1804, 

582 iii Levi, b. 14 Oct., 1806. 

583 iv George, b. 12 Oct., 1808. 

V Hannah, b. 18 Jan., 1811; d. unm., in 1836. 

584 vi Willard, b. 4 May, 1813. , 

585 vii Aaron, b. 7 April, 1817. 

586 viii Elizabeth, b. 1 Dec, 1821. 

293 CALEB, JR.^ son of Caleb^ and Hannah (Barnes) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 26 Dec, 1778; died 17 Aug., 1842; 
married, Martha, daughter of William and Lydia (Chamberlain) 
Brigham (74); born in Marlboro, 22 March, 1782; died 20 April, 
I860. He was a farmer and music and dancing teacher, and an 
unusually skilful performer on the violin. He resided in Marlboro. 

Children, horn in Marlboro: 

587 i Martha Chamberlain', b. 2 Oct., 1803. 

ii Laura Ann, b. 1 July, 1805; d. 7 March, 1808. 
iii Francis Dana, b. 19 April, 1808; d. 7 March, 1883; m. 12 May, 



268 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1831, Sarah, dau. of Stephen Pope of Feltonville, b. 11 Jan., 1811; 
d. in 1893; was a merchant in Hudson many years. Ch., b. in 
Hudson : 

1 George Austin^, b. 28 Sept., 1832; d. 24 July, 1834. 

2 Charles Dana, b. 16 June, 1835; d. 14 Oct., 1836. 

3 Charles Austin, b. 22 Aug., 1837; d. 5 Dec, 1860. 

4 George Dana, twin to Charles A.; d. 10 April, 1838. 

5 Ella Frances, b. 11 Nov., 1851; d. 10 July, 1853. 

iv Charles, b. 3 May, 1811; d. 8 April, 1886; m. 12 Oct., 1836, 

Rebecca Burr, dau. of Daniel and Rebecca (Burr) Tuttle of 

Fitchburg; b. 31 July, 1817; d. 7 Dec, 1875; res. Fitchburg, and 

was Purchasing Agt. for R. R. Co. Ch.: 

1 Charles Leivis^, b. Fitchburg, 10 July, 1843; d. s. p., 11 March, 

1894; m. at Hudson, 1 Jan., 1868, Mary L., dau. Henry and 

Louisa (Nourse) Whitcomb of Hudson; b. 22 April, 1847. 

(She m. [2] Wm. S. Pierce) 

V Laura Ann, b. 20 April, 1813; m. Alden, son of Abner Brigham, 

210. 
vi Austin P., b. 4 April, 1815; d. 4 Sept., 1818. 
vii Sophia, b. 1 July, 1817; d. 5 Sept., 1818. 
viii Sophia Austin, b. 24 June, 1820; d. 25 March, 1833. 
588 ix Tileston, b. 25 Aug., 1822. 

X Ann Janette, b. 13 Dec, 1824; d. 1852 (another record says she 
d. 24 April 1854) ; m. in Marlboro, 5 Dec, 1848, Burleigh, son of 
Lyman and Lydia (Brigham) Morse; b. in Marlboro, 3 Sept., 
1822; d. 25 Feb., 1896. Ch. (Morse), b. in Marlboro: 
1 Ellen Augusta^, b. 28 June, 1849; res. Marlboro. 



294 BENAJAH% son of Benajah^ and Abigail (Bent) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 7 June, 1774; died 23 Oct., 1852; 
married (1), in 1801, Sarah Lancaster, born in Salem, N. H., 15 
Nov., 1783; died in Boston, Jan., 1828; married (2), in Boston, 4 
Jan., 1830, Betsey, daughter of Job Turner; born in Pembroke, 
Mass., 15 Dec, 1793; died 1 March, 1871. 

He was a grocer in Boston and a deacon of the First Universalist 
church. He is interred in the Old Granary Burying-ground, Tomb 
No. Q5, which is on the right-hand side of the gate, near the fence. 

CHildren (by first wife), born in Boston: 

i Sarah^ b. 3 Dec, 1802; d. in Boston, 28 Oct., 1829; m. 1 May, 
1822, Anson Dexter of Boston. Ch. (Dexter) : 

1 Amon Brigham^, b. 16 July, 1823; d. 26 Sept., 1844. 

2 Sarah Lancaster, b. 26 June, 1825; m. 10 May, 1847, William 
Ellery James. Ch. (James): i Annie Fay*, b. 15 April, 1851; 
ii Brigham Dexter, b. 25 March, 1855. 

3 Marrj Ann Ruth, b. 3 Oct., 1827; d. 27 May, 1829. 

ii Benjamin, (Rev.), b. 30 Oct., 1804; d. unm., in Boston, 21 Sept., 
1831; A. M. at Harvard Univ., 1825; studied theology and was 
Chaplain U. S. N.; was with Prest. Bolivar 4 years; was a 
Unitarian clergyman, and a superior scholar and musician; he 
preached his last sermon in Brattle Street Church, 
iii Mary, b. 2 Dec. 1806; d. 7 Sept., 1807. 



SIXTH GENERATION 269 

589 iv Mary Lancaster, b. 28 Dec, 1808. 

V Lucy, b. 23 April, 1811; d. 7 May, 1829. 

vi Charlotte, b. 20 Aug., 1813; d. in Brookline, Mass., 13 Feb., 1867; 
m. 23 Feb., 1832, Isaac BeU of New Orleans. Ch. (Bell): 
1 Eliza James^, b. 16 Jan., 1833; d. 16 May, 1906; m. 9 Oct, 
1860, Charles Herbert Draper, b. 22 March, 1838; Prest Brook- 
line Nat. Bank; res. Brookline. 

590 vii George, b. 20 Sept., 1815. 

295 EPHRAIM^ son of Benajah^ and Abigail (Bent) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 2 July, 1776; died ; mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of Thomas Twitchell. He inherited the 
Benajah homestead in Westboro. 

Children, horn in Westboro: 

1 Hannah M.'', d. ; m. Benj. F. Green, who also d.; 

res. Shrewsbury, Mass. Ch. (Green) : 
1 Charles^, who res. with his Grandfather Brigham, in West- 
boro. 

591 11 John W., b. 6 May, 1821. 

iii Lucy H., d. ; m. Charles C. Andrews; res. West- 
boro. Ch. (Andrews) : 
1 Charles^. 

296 PETER W.«, son of Benajah^ and Abigail (Bent) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 10 May, 1779; died 24 July, 1831; 
married, 8 June, 1807, Lydia, daughter of William H. Valentine 
of Hopkinton, Mass.; born 9 Aug., 1786; died in Worcester, Mass., 
6 Sept., 1871; she married (2) Thomas Beeton. Mr. Brigham set- 
tled in Boston as a mason and was the first American who put on 
stucco work. 

Children, horn in Boston: 

592 i William Augustus", b. 29 Aug., 1808. 

ii Lydia Ann, b. 5 Feb., 1810; m. 5 Feb., 1829. Holland, son of 
Maj. Holland Forbes of Westboro, and grandson of 175; they 
res. in Salem, N. H., where he d. 17 June, 1870; she res., a 
widow, in Boston. Ch. (Forbes) : 

1 John W.^, b. 9 Nov., 1829; d. in Carlisle, Pa,. 27 Nov., 1863; 
m. Diantha Houghton of Swanzey, N. H. Ch. : i Julius W.', 
b. 14 Oct., and d. 14 Nov., 1852; ii George H., b. 3 Feb., 1856; 
iii Charles O., b. 4 March, 1862. 

2 Martha A. B., b. 4 July, 1834, in Brighton Mass.; m. A. H. 
Merrill of Salem, N. H. 

iii John WeUs, b. and d. Sept., 1818. 

297 JABEZ«, son of Benajah'' and Abigail (Bent) Brigham; 
born in Westboro, Mass., 12 March, 1781; died 10 Jan., 1862; 
married (1), 9 Feb., 1800, Sophia, daughter of John Hunt of Lan- 
caster, Mass., who died in Grafton, 6 Feb., 1837, ae. 55; married 
(2), in 1849, Phebe (or Phila) Wheeler. He was a mason by 



270 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

trade, and built the first brick building in Bangor, Me. Resided in 
Grafton and Boston, 

Children, the first, second and fourth bom in Lancaster: 
i Francis', b. 22 Feb., 1800; d. in Grafton, 13 Sept., 1819. 
ii Mary Ann, b. 29 Dec, 1801; d. in Springfield, Mass., 27 Feb., 
1870; m. in 1818, Dea. Robert, son of Daniel Prentice; b. in 
Townsend, Mass., 16 March, 1792; d. in Springfield (or Worces- 
ter), 17 April, 1864; res. a while at Grafton. Ch. (Prentice): 

1 Mary Ann^, b. 6 Feb., 1819; d. 29 Sept., 1821. 

2 Emily, b. 16 Feb., 1821; m. Sanford J. Hall of Grafton, Mass. 
Ch. (Hall): i Mary SJ; ii Nellie F. 

3 Benjamin Briyham, b. 18 April, 1833; d. 18 Jan., 1858. 
iii Jabez, b. in Boston, 29 Aug., 1804; d. 26 Aug., 1805. 

593 iv Franlilin, b. 19 July, 1805. 

V Sophia, b. in Grafton, 7 June, 1806; m. 20 Nov. 1828, Daniel, 
son of Leonard and Persis (Brigham) Wheelock, 174; b. in 
Grafton, 7 March, 1805. Ch. (Wheelock), b. in Grafton: 

1 Sophronia^ h. 20 Sept., 1829. 

2 Lucian B., h. 20 Aug., 1831. 

3 Persis B., b. 18 July, 1833. 

4 Adaline A., b. 11 March, 1837. 

5 Mary B., b. 13 April, 1840; d. 7 July, 1872. 

6 Francis F., h. 23 Oct., 1847; d. 4 Nov., 1864. 

594 vi Abigail D., b. in Grafton, 24 Oct., 1807. 

595 vii Phebe, b. in Boston, 2 Aug., 1810. 

viii Jabez, b. 7 March, 1813; d. in Detroit, Mich., March, 1839, s. p. 
ix Warren, b. 24 March, 1815, in Grafton; living in 1904; m. (1) 
9 Sept., 1842, Persis Carlton, who d. 8 Jan., 1868; m. (2) in 1870, 
Susan M. Carroll. Ch. (by first wife): Levi^ b. 1853; d. 1855. 
X Emeline F., b. in Grafton, 7 Nov., 1821; d. in Millbury, Mass., 
13 Feb., 1844; m. Aug., 1837, Andrew Holden of Millbury. Ch. 
(Holden), b. in M.: 

1 Lizzie^, m. William Fenner. Ch.: Emma", m. Alfred H. Carr. 

2 Emeline, d. ae. 3. 

596 xi Sarah E., b. in Grafton, 9 Sept., 1822. 

298 LEONARD WARREN", son of Gershom^ and Sarah 
(Allen) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 16 July, 1785; died 
in Brookfield, Vt., 15 Nov., 1834; married, in Roxbury, Vt., 17 
Nov., 1811, Polly Wilcox, born in Woodstock, Conn., 25 Oct., 1783. 

Children, the second and third born in Roxbury: 
i Son'', d. y. 
ii Alzina, b. in 1812; m. Stephen CoUis of Elmore, Vt. 

597 iii Elisha Warren, b. 15 Nov., 1814. 

iv Eunice, b. ; m. (1) 1848, Solon Simons; m. (2) 

Joseph Richards of Northfield, Vt., and had 2 children. 

299 POLLY®, daughter of Gershom'^ and Sarah (Allen) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 Oct., 1786; died in Waitsfield, 
Vt., 12 Aug., 1862; married Benjamin Carroll, a farmer of Fayston, 
Moretown, and Richmond, Vt. ; born March., 1780; died 20 Jan., 
1842. 



SIXTH GENERATION 271 

Children (Carroll), the 3 elder born in Moretovm, the 5 younger in 
Richmond: 

i Esther W^ight^ b. 2 Dec, 1813; d. in Transit, Minn., 6 Dec, 
189:;?; m. 184:3, Almon Hall. Ch. (Hull): 
1 Frank^; 3 Flora; 3 Ervin; 4 Ellen; 5 Robert; 6 Eva. 
ii George B., b. 11 Oct., 1814; d. in Waitsfield, 13 April, 1886; 
m. Susan Johnson; a farmer. Ch. : 
1 Eden^, res. Sioux City, la.; 2 Burt. 
ill Sarah Alsina, b. 37 Feb., 1816; d. 30 Aug., 1816. 
iv Alzina Sarah, b. Fayston, 2 Aug., 181T; d. in Kansas; m. Leander 
Marshall. Ch. (Marshall): 
1 Henry^; 2 Willard, of Nora, 111.; 3 Alphonso; 4 Ellen; 5 
Bert. 
V Alma Luana, b. 6 May, 1820; d. s. p., 18 Dec, 1893; m. William 

Wait of Waitsfield. 
vi Lawson, b. 6 Oct., 1S22; d. in Fayston, 4 Jan., 1889; m. 1848, 
Maria Boyce; a farmer. Ch. : 
I Fred C.«; 2 George H. 
vii Lovina D., b. 17 April, 1825; d. in Richmond, 30 June, 1847; 
m. Benjamin Hall. Ch. (Hall): 
1 George B.^ 
viii Charles L., b. 3 Dec, 1827; m. Lucy Scribner; res. Robinson, 
Kan. Ch.: 
1 L. Charles^; 2 Alice. 
ix Pliny F., b. 7 Nov., 1831 ; m. Susan Poland ; a farmer, res. 
Warren, Vt. Ch.: 
1 Lovina^; 2 Lewis. 

300 ELISHA% son of Gershom^ and Sarah (Allen) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 22 Oct., 1792; died in Fayston, Vt., 11 
March, 1863; married, in Fayston, Sophronia, daughter of Samuel 
B. Ryder; she was born in Randolph, Vt., 20 June, 1799; died in 
Fayston, 24 Oct., 1876. Her father came from Plymouth, Mass., 
to Braintree, Vt. ; came in by " blaised " trees, and planted the first 
fruit nursery in that town. Her mother was Lucy, dau. of Seth 
Chase, the 4th from Aquila Chase, who settled at Newburyport, 
1646. Through the Ryders, Sophronia was descended from Mary, 
dau. of Richard Warren, one of the Mai/flower (1620) passengers. 
Thus all of Elisha and Sophronia's descendants are of May flower 
stock. The Ryders are well represented in the graveyard on the 
Hill, at Plymouth. Samuel Ryder (or Rider) was one of the first 
settlers of Yarmouth on Cape Cod, from Plymouth, 1639- 

When Elisha was 4 years old his father removed to Winchester, 
N. H., and when he was 16 they removed to Fayston in the Mad 
River Valley, where were only half a dozen recent settlers with 
small clearings and no roads. His father being infirm, Elisha took 
the lead in clearing up a wooded wilderness into the homestead 
which he inherited at his father's death. He was a quiet, devout, 
most peaceable man ; scrupulously honest, suffering a wrong rather 
than committing one. The " pioneer of Methodism " in his town, 



272 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

he was class-leader, chorister, and financial and social supporter 
of the church. " Puritanism never thrived better this side of old 
Plymouth, in all its sterling simplicity and straight-forwardness, 
than here." His name is found in the earliest business transac- 
tions of the town, without interruption to the time of his death; 
he was collector, selectman, lister, district clerk, highway surveyor, 
committee man and juror. A consistent Whig, while the town was 
almost to a man Democratic, he never was elected to the Legislature. 
Elisha and his wife rest in that Waitsfield, Vt., cemetery, situated 
in Irasville. 

Children, born in Fayston: 

i Harriet Jane', b. 22 Sept., 1818; d. in Cascade, Mich., Sept., 
1881; m. 27 Oct., 1844, Bernard, son of Hon. Eber H. Baxter; 
b. in Moretown, N. Y., 6 July, 1824; moved to Cascade, Mich., 
and d. 20 Aug., 1881. Ch. (Baxter), b. Moretown: 

1 William A. C.\ b. 15 Oct., 1845; d. y. 

2 Aurilla S. D., b. 12 March, 1847; m. 12 Jan., 1866, Thomas J. 
Hurlburt. Ch. (Hurlburt): i Carrie"; ii Morris; iii Helen; 
iv William; v Ray, d. y. 

3 Lucy Irene, b. 15 Jan., 1852; m. 1873, William Hall of Grand 
Rapids, Mich. Ch. (Hall): i Ida"; ii Willie. 

4 Bernard Nelson, b. 11 June, 1855; d. about 1873. 

598 ii Gershom Nelson, b. 3 March, 1820. 

599 iu Elisha Aldis, b. 22 Dec, 1821. 

iv Lucy, b. 20 March, 1823; d. 21 July, 1865; m. (1) 15 Jan., 1843, 
Jacob Pierce; m. (2) 6 Oct., 1852, Charles Thompson. Ch. 
(Pierce), name was changed to Brigham: 

1 Anson Orlando^, b. 11 Oct., 1843; m. Nov., 1865, Mary Mans- 
field of Fayston, Vt. Ch. (bearing name of Brigham) : i 
Josephine", m. George Bliss; res. Springfield, Mass.; has 1 
son; ii Minnie L., m. 17 Dec, 1890, James Burt of W. Ran- 
dolph, Vt. ; has 1 son.; iii Fred. 

Ch. (Thompson) : 

2 Charles Brigham, b. 30 Aug., 1853. 

v Sophronia Delight, b. 17 May, 1825; d. in Flint, Mich., 10 May, 
1901; m. 25 Sept., 1844, William H. Chaffee, d. in Fargo, N. D., 
Nov., 1882. Ch. (Chaffee): 

1 Helen Adelaide^, m. 1865, Henry G. Perry of Toymonth, 
Mich. Ch. (Perry): i Charles"; ii Fred; iii Nellie; iv 
William. 

2 Willis L., b. Jan., 1847; d. July, 1847. 

3 William Henry, b. 1848; m. 1869, Alice A. Moses; res. CaL 
Ch. : i Ida"; ii Lois; iii Herbert. 

4 Clarence, b. and d. Aug., 1856. 

600 vi Eusebia Miranda, b. 23 Aug., 1826. 

601 vii Leander Howe, b. 17 April, 1828. 

viii Samuel Allen, b. 8 Nov., 1829; d. unm., 1893; rem. Portland, 
Oregon. 

602 ix Albert, b. 3 May, 1832. 

X Anson Orlando, b. 27 March, 1835; d. April, 1835. 

603 xi Sarah, b. 17 Oct., 1836. 

604) xii Laura Artemesia, b. 27 Feb., 1840. 



SIXTH GENERATION 273 

301 REV. BENJAMIN BAXTERS, son of Gershom'* and 
Sarah (Allen) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 28 May, 1795; 
died in North Plains, Mich., 2 Jan., 1855; married in Mexico, N. 
Y., 3 Sept., 1827, Sophia Cowing, born in Chesterfield, Mass., 18 
Sept., 1802; died in North Plains, 18 Aug., 1881. He was a 
Baptist minister and farmer. 

Children, the 3 youngest probably born in Shiawassee, Mich., the others 
in Penn.: 

1 George Allen', b. 30 Dec, 1829; d. in Blair, Neb., 8 Jan., 1886; 

m. (1) Margaret Hawley; m. (2) ; was a farmer, 

contractor and teacher. Ch. : 

1 Martha^, m.; res. Oklahoma. 

2 Clarence S., b. in Blair, 1868; m. 1894; farmer and con- 
tractor; res. Gushing Oklahoma. 

3 Carroll, d. 

4 Ollie, m. ; res. Oklahoma. 

ii Benjamin Keene, b. April, 1833; m. 14 Nov., 1858, Mary J. 
Dalzell; farmer, res. Muir, Mich. Ch.: 

1 Elmer William^ b. 22 Oct., 1861. 

2 Mary E., b. 27 Aug., 1865; m. 1896, Moses Merithew; res. 
Muir. 

3 George B., b. 25 Sept., 1879; m. 1900, Lottie Ely. Ch.: Lilia 
M.», b. 30 Jan., 1901. 

iii Martin A., b. 15 May, 1836; d. 20 Jan., 1885, s. p.; m. (1) Par- 
meha Conklin; m. (2) Mary Zimmerman, who d. 1890; res. 
North Plains, 
iv Noble S., b. 23 June, 1838; m. 10 Aug., 1862, Elsie Howe, b. 25 
Dec, 1841; res. Battle Creek, Mich. Ch.: 
1 Rhoda 8?, b. 13 Feb., 1866; m. 10 Aug., 1885, Harley M. 
Dunlap, M. D. 

V Addie M. S., b. 24 June, 1840; m. William Frost of Fenwick, 
Mich., who d. Ch. (Frost): 

1 Carrie J?, b. 11 Sept., 1874. 

2 Major E., b. 28 Dec, 1876. 

302 ALVIN LUCAS«, son of Gershom^ and Sarah (Allen) 
Brigham; born in Winchester, N. H., 21 Oct., 1798; died in Rox- 
bury, Vt., 8 May, 1870; married, in 1820, Flora H., daughter of 
Timothy Baxter; born in Berlin, Vt., 21 July, 1804; died in Lowell, 
Mass., 29 April, 1871. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

i Flora Ann', b. in BerUn, 13 Sept., 1822; d. 14 Aug., 1844. 
ii Alvin Ozro, b. 11 Feb., 1824; d. s. p., 25 March, 1865; was in 
the Civil War, and shot on picket duty, before Petersburg, Va.; 
m. 11 May, 1854, Lomelia, dau. of James Cady of Alstead, 

N. H.; b. 25 May, 1829; she m. (2) Bickford, and res. 

a widow in Hyde Park, Mass. 
605 iii William Baxter, b. 17 Nov., 1826. 

iv Alphonso Rice, b. 22 Jan., 1829; d. 7 Feb., 1841. 

V Maria Sarah, b. 23 Sept., 1830; m. 1 June, 1867, Newton C. 
Dodge; res. s. p., Lowell, Mass. 



274 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vi Alonzo Gleason, b. 5 Oct., 1835; d. unm., 3 Jan., 1883. 
vii Son, d. y. 

viii Aurora Cordelia, b. in Roxbury, 11 Sept., 1840; d. s. p., in 
LoweU, Mass., in 1892; m. 8 Aug., 1863, George Cooper, who 
was killed in the Civil War, in Kingston, N. C. 
ix Don Alphonso, b. 7 Nov., 1845; d. unm., 18 March, 1866. He 

was in the Civil War. 
X Lomelia Ann, b. 24 Oct., 1848; d. 23 March, 1901; m. 2 July, 
1871, George E. Maker; res. Lowell, where he was a merchant. 
He was b. in Maine. Ch. (Maker), b. in LoweU: 
1 Elizabeth Florence'^, b. 17 May, 1872; d. unm. 
3 Don Eugene, b. 18 Feb., 1874; d. 12 July, 1898. 
3 George Alfred Brigham, b. 23 March, 1889. 

303 REBECCA M.% daughter of Gershom^ and Sarah (Allen) 
Brigham; born in Winchester, N. H., 27 Feb., 1802; died 1872; 
married, 30 March, 1820, John Kneeland. They resided in Strikely, 
Canada, and moved to Rochester, Ind. 

Children {Kneeland), born in Strikely : 

i John Allen', b. 5 Jan., 1821; res. unm., a farmer. Areata, Cal. 
ii Benjamin Merrill, b. 28 Aug., 1822. 
iii Albert Cheney, b. 27 June, 1824; d. 12 March, 1845. 
iv Hannah Maria, b. 27 April, 1826; m. (1) Abel Greenwood; m. 
(2) James C. Feeley. Ch. (Greenwood): 

1 Laura^; 2 Abel, res. Columbus, O. 
Ch. (Feeley): 

3 James, res. Mason City, la. 
V Sylva, b. 15 Nov., 1828; m. Royal Kennedy. Ch. (Kennedy): 
i Mandana^, m. A. M. Brinkerhoff of Garwin, la. 

2 Cynthia, m. James E. Blanchard of Oakland, Cal. 

3 Cyrus M., of Humphrey, Neb. Has. ch.: i Roy% ii Edna; iii 
William; iv Asa. 

4 Edwin A., res. Jewell, Kan. 

5 Laura R., res. Stockton, Cal. Ch.: i EroP; ii Inez. 

6 Eva 8. 

7 Clara B., d. y. 

vi Sarah Rebecca, b. 20 Jan., 1831 ; m. Mr. Abrams of Winterset, la. 
vii Asa K., b. 14 Feb., 1833; d. 7 March, 1845. 
viii Gilbert B., b. 9 Jan., 1835; res. Areata, Cal. Has ch.: 

1 Cynthia 7.^• 2 Lydia L.; 3 Oscar E.; 4 Herman M.; 5 
Viola B. 
ix Mandana P., b. 9 Sept., 1837; m. John Smith of Areata, Cal. 
Ch. (Smith): 
1 Udella^; 2 Rebecca E., m. Aaron F. Nelson of Sciota, Cal.; 
3 Lasa K.; 4 Ellis S.; 5 Byron M. 
X Lydia L., b. 15 Nov., 1839; m. Thomas Kennedy of Ingallston, 
Neb. Ch. (Kennedy): 
1 Gilbert^; 2 William; 3 Mary E.; 4 Eudora E.; 5 Robert L.; 
6 Alta E.; 7 Udellus E. 
xi Laura A., b. 6 Dec, 1841 ; d. 26 Jan., 1843. 

304- ELIZABETH^, daughter of Stephen^ and Hannah (Field) 
Brigham; born in Mansfield, Conn.; died there, 1845; married. 
1798, Samuel Augustus Spalding of M., who died 1824. 



SIXTH GENERATION 275 

Mr. Spalding kept a hotel for many years in Mansfield. 

Children (Spalding), born in Mansfield: 
i Samuel Augustus", b. 1800; d. 1880. 

ii Brigham, b. .3 June, 1805; d. 6 Nov., 1887; m. (1) Lucretia 
Loveridge; m. (ii) Dulcena Adams. Ch.: 

1 Henry", m. (1) i?3 Sept., 1863, L. M. Thomas; m. (2) 22 
Nov., 1875, Rebecca Wyeth of Montclair, N. J.; he d. s. p., 
35 Nov., 1875, while on his wedding tour; was a New York 
importer. 

2 Augusta, b. in Woonsocket, R. I., 22 Oct., 1845; m. 8 April, 
1868, Allen Adams; res. s. p., Spencer, Mass. 

iii Franklin, b. 1807; d. 18T0. 

iv Ursula, b. 15 Aug., 1809; d. unm., 14 Dec, 1861. 

305 STEPHEN% son of Stephen^ and Hannah (Field) Brig- 
ham; born in Mansfield, Conn., 5 Feb., 1774; died — ; mar- 
ried (1) Huldah Freeman; married (2) Elizabeth Huntington; at 
the time Morse published the Brigham genealogy, he resided, in 
his 86th year, in Mansfield, Conn. 

Children: 

i Mary Ann', m. Chester Royce; res. Weathersfield, Vt. 
ii Betsey, m. April, 1827, Horace Nye of Tolland, Conn.; res., his 

widow, Mansfield, Conn, 
iii Julia, m. 26 March, 1833, Otis Sweet of No. Coventry, Conn., 

who d. ; she res. Mansfield, 
iv John, b. 2Q April, 1810; was a merchant in Boston; unm. in 

the late fifties, 
v William Pitt, b. 16 March, 1813; m. Anna Fuller; was a mer- 
chant in Boston; his widow res. on Newbury Street, Boston. Ch.: 

1 Anna F." 

2 Mary T. 

306 ALEXANDER^ son of Thomas" and Susanna (Eels) 
Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 26 Jan., 1770; died in German, 
N. Y., 30 July, 1839; married, in Bernardston, Mass., in 1795, 
Sarah Whitten, born in Wareham, Conn., 11 July, 1770; died in 
Brownsville, N. Y., 29 Aug., 1828. ISIoved to Brownsville, N. Y., 
in I8I9. For a time, he kept a hotel in Perch River, N. Y. 

Children, the 2 elder horn in Buckland, Mass., the others in Richfield, 
N. Y.: 
606 i Sarah', b. 11 Sept., 1796. 

ii Anne, b. 25 Dec, 1798; m. John W. Edwards of Limerick, N. Y. 
Ch. (Edwards), b. in Limerick: 

1 William O?, b. 17 March, 1830; m. Harriet McComber; res. 
Niles, Mich. 

2 Sarah C, b. 11 May, 1832; m. O. C. Rounds; res. Niles, 
Mich. 

3 Mary M., b. 12 March, 1834; m. Henry Barber; res. Hounds- 
ville, N. Y. 

4 Hiram A., b. 30 May, 1836; m. Angelina Dickey; res. Niles, 
Mich. 

5 Eliza Ann, b. 30 July, 1838; d. v. 



276 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

6 Helen A., b. 23 Nov., 1840. 
iii William, b. 11 Nov., 1801; d. 1809. 

iv Fanny, b. 23 Feb., 1805; m. Martin Watson; resided in German, 
N. Y. ; she later went to Michigan, and lived there during her 
widowhood; date of death unknown; had 6 sons. 
607 V George, b. 6 March, 1808. 

vi Eunice, b. 18 Dec, 1810; d. in California; m. Lucius Lummerce 
of Syracuse; had 2 sons who res. in California. 

307 ORLEANS% son of Thomas^ and Susanna (Eels) Brig- 
ham; born in Coventry, Conn., 10 Dec., 1773; died in Willet, N. 
Y., 6 June, 1864; married Mercy Stafford, who died in Willet, 2 
Aug., 1862, ae. 80. He was an engineer and farmer, and was in 
the War of 1812. 

Children, horn in Willett: 

1 Orleans', b. 1792; d. s. p., in Willet, 10 Jan., 1864; m. Mercy E. 

Burt, a farmer, 
ii Eunice, b. 1815; d. in Upper Lisle, N. Y., 10 Aug., 1887, ae. 72; 
m. Hiram Snow. Ch. (Snow) : 
1 Fanny L?; 2 Hannah M.; 3 Mary J.; 4 Eunice M. 
iii John, b. 1817; d. unm., in Willet, 12 April, 1861; a carpenter, 
iv Catherine, b. 1820; d. in McDonough, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1901, ae. 80; 
m. Fenner Darling. Ch. (Darling) : 
1 Thomas^- 2 Milton; 3 Mary; 4 Joel; 5 Ellen; 6 Addie; 
7 Emery; 8 Elsie. 
V Henry, b. 1823; d. in Preston, N. Y., 8 April, 1902, se. 79; a 
farmer; m. Elizabeth McNeil. Ch.: 

1 Henry^, m. Van Horn; res. unknown. Ch.: i Perley*, 

m. ; res. Whitney Point, N. Y.; ii Mary. 

vi Archibald, b. 1825; d. in Willet, 7 April, 1865; a farmer; m. 
Esther Rooks. Ch.: 

1 Hirarn^; a carpenter, unm., res. Cincinnatus. N. Y. 

2 Ida A. 

3 Harriet L. 

vii Thomas, d. unm., ae. 21. 

viii Hiram, d. in Ulysses, Pa.; a blacksmith; m. Larissa Lewis. Ch.: 
1 John^; res. Addison, Pa.; 2 Perry; res. Ulysses. 
3 Collins. 
ix Royal, left home when a young man, and was never heard from. 

X Diantha, m. Hill; had a family. 

xi Ruth, d. s. p, Oxford, N. Y., Feb., 1862; m. Russell Willoughby. 

308 DON FERDINAND^ son of Thomas^ and Susanna 
(Eels) Brigham, born in Coventry, Conn., about 1776; died in 
Tolland, Conn., 29 Sept., 1867; married, 7 Nov., 1802, Lois, daugh- 
ter of Elias Palmer of Coventry. He was a farmer and shoemaker. 

Children, born in Coventry: 

i Sarepta^ m. Elmer Barrows of Willington, Conn. Ch. (Barrows) : 

1 Brigham^, res. Coventry; 2 Sarepta, m. Bugbee; 3 

Henrietta, m. (1) Harrison Grant; m. (2) ; res. Phila- 
delphia; 2 ch., Emily* and Minnie; 4 Walter, lawyer, Vineland, 
N. J. 



SIXTH GENERATION 277 

ii John Palmer, b. 6 Dec, 1806; d. in WilUngton, 10 May, 1891; m. (1) 
1833, Lurancy Johnson, who d. 1838; m. (2) 1839, Emily Waldo, 
who d. 1889. He was a farmer. Ch. (by first wife) : 
1 Daughter^, d. y.; 2 Daughter, d. y. Ch. (by second wife) 
probably b. in Willington. 

3 Frances Ann, b. 12 July, 1840; d. 1 June, 1858. 

4 John Palmer, b. 4 Jan., 1843; d. 12 Sept., 1844. 

5 Ferdinand Palmer, b. 25 Sept., 1844; d. 8 May, 1845. 

6 Henrietta Eliza, b. 8 May, 1846; m. Albert Field, M. D., East- 
hampton, Ct. 

7 Mary Isabella, b. 2 June, 1848; m. Adolph Korper, So. Willing- 
ton. 

8 Charlotte Bomelia, b. 27 Oct., 1850; unm. 

608 iii Lewis, b. 22 March, 1809. 

iv Eunice Susan, m. Albert Newcomb; moved to Missouri; had 3 sons 

and 2 daus.; 2 sons killed in Civil War. 
V Austin, b. 24 Jan., 1816; d. in Hartford, Conn., 4 Jan., 1890; 
m. 3 Jan., 1842, Rhoda Champion, b. in Lebanon, Conn., 15 Sept., 
1812; d. in Hartford, 29 March, 1890; res. a farmer in Coventry. 
Ch., born there: 
1 Addie Champion^, b. 27 March, 1843; m. 15 Jan., 1868, William 
H., son of John J. White, b. in Hartford, 8 Jan., 1822; d. 7 
April, 1884. Ch. (White): i William H.», d. y.; ii Herbert 
Brigham, b. 30 May, 1874; iii Addie Viola, b. 3 April, 1878. 
vi Eliza Stowe, b. 21 Sept., 1818; d. unm., 31 May, 1889. 
vii Wealthy Jane, b. 12 Sept., 1821 ; m. Rufus W. Tilden of Mansfield, 
Conn. Ch. (Tilden): 
1 Augusta R^., unm.; 2 Mary Jane, unm.; 3 Kate, m. Edward 
Dimock; res. s. p., Mansfield Depot, Conn.; 4 Rufus Webster, 
res. Norwich, Conn, 
viii Henrietta, d. young. 

309 ROYAL**, son of Thomas^ and Susanna (Eels) Brigham; 
born in Coventry, Conn., 27 Sept., 1779; died 27 March, 1858; 
married, Aug., 1804, Hannah Tracy of Lisbon; born in 1777; died 
1861. He went from Connecticut to Norwich, Vt., where he spent 
the rest of his life. 

Children, the second and third bom in Norwich: 

609 i Royal', b. 17 July, 1805. 

ii Jedediah Thomas, b. 24 Sept., 1811; d. in Norwich, unm., 13 Jan., 

1875. 
Iii Lucy Ann, b. 1 Sept., 1816; d. in Norwich, unm., 9 May, 1900. 

310 THOMAS S.«, M. D., son of Lt.-Gov. PauP and Lydia 
(Sawyer) Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 23 March, 1769; 
died in Wayne, Kennebec Co., Me., 6 May, 1844; married (1) 
PoUy, daughter of Gen. James Dana of Mansfield (or Lebanon). 
Conn., and afterward of Cobleskill, N. Y. (who commanded a 
company at the battle of Bunker Hill and served seven years in 
the Revolutionary Army, which he left with the rank of Major) ; 
married (2) Mary French of So. Hampton, N. H. 



278 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Dr. Brigham removed to Norwich when thirteen years of age and 
was graduated from the Medical College in Hanover, N. H., and be- 
came celebrated in his profession. About 1809 he removed to 
Wayne, Me. 

Children (by first loife), probably all born in Norwich: 

610 i PoIly% b. 21 July, 1794. 

611 ii Lucia, b. 8 March, 1796. 

iii Laura, b. 13 Oct., 1800; m. 8 July, 1835, Luman McClintock, b. 2 
May, 1803; res. Manchester, N. H. Ch. (McClintock): 

1 'charlotte Jane\ b. 23 June, 1826; m. 18 June, 1848, Henry 
H, Summers; res. Manchester, N. H. Ch. (Summers): i 
Luman H.", b. 11 May, 1849; ii CaroHne H., b. 8 Oct., 1851; 
iii Clarence H., twin to Caroline, d. 3 June, 1858; iv Fred E., 
b. 7 Feb., 1854; v Charlotte A., b. 29 Aug., 1857. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 2 April, 1829. 

3 Caroline, b. 11 May, 1833. 

4 William G., b. 27 Jan., 1838; m. 4 Dec, 1858, Elizabeth M. 
Davis; res. Manchester. 

5 Luman B., b. 29 July, 1844; was a printer in Manchester. 

iv Charles, b. in 1806; d. at home of son in Iowa, about 1875; m. 
. Ch.: 

1 Sidney^, d. young in Lowell, Mass. 

2 George, res. Nevada, la. 

612 V James Dana, b. — . 

vi Thomas Jefferson, d. young. 

Children ( by second wife ) : 

vii Hannah, b. 1814; d. 17 Oct., 1849; m. Dr. Joseph Snelling 
Bishop (a des. of Edward Bishop of Salem, Mass., 1645) of 
Newport, Me. Ch. (Bishop): 

1 Julia^, b. in Newport; m. Alfred Tuck, who d. 24 Dec, 1897. 
Ch. (Tuck): Alfred^ of Kennebunkport, Me. 

2 Thomas Brigham, b. 29 June, 1835; m. 1866, Sarah Ann Shiv- 
ers, b. 4 Nov., 1847; was a broker in New York and Boston; 
a member of the Apollo Club. Ch. : Clarence Brigham% b. 11 
July, 1869. 

viii Thomas Chandler, d. s. p. 
ix Mary Jane. 
X Sarah. 

xi Joseph, b. in Weld, Me.; m. . Ch., the 2 elder, names 

unknown; perhaps others, also: 

3 Thomas Saivyer^, b. in Weld, Me., 3 Oct., 1845; d. in W. 
Foxboro, Mass., 10 Dec, 1898; m. 16 Nov., 1873, Lois Ann, 
dau. of Amos Kimball, b. in Newton, N. H., 3 June, 1851 ; res. 
W. Foxboro. Ch.: i Nettie Gertrude*, b. 2 Nov., 1874; ii 
Thomas Sawyer, b. 12 Nov., 1875; iii Amos Leslie, b. 31 Jan., 
1877; iv Joseph Howard, b. 5 March, 1878; v Chester Goodell, 
b. 14 Jan., 1881; vi Ohve L., b. 14 Feb., 1889; vii Lewis W., 
b. 22 May, 1890; viii Mary Elsie, b. 15 July, 1891; d. 4 Oct., 
1891; ix Fanny M., b. 6 June, 1893; d. 15 Sept., 1895. 

311 DON JOSEPHUS% son of Lt.-Gov. PauP and Lydia 
(Sawyer) Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 24 March, 1774; 
died in Norwich, Vt., 28 Dec, 1856, ae. 82; married Anna Wright, 



SIXTH GENERATION 279 

born in 1776; died 9 May, 1854. He resided in Norwich, Vt. The 
male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Norwich, Vt. : 

i Sophia', b. 20 Oct., 1797; died in Norwich, s. p., 21 Aug., 1883; 
m. Samuel Wright; res. Norwich. 

ii Cynthia, b. 24 July, 1799; d. ; m. Thomas Emerson of 

Ridgway, N. Y. Ch. (Emerson) : 
1 George^; 2 Ann; 3 Thomas; 4 Sophia; 5 Mar;/ L., b. 14 Feb., 

1833; m. Oderkirk; res. Oak Orcliard, N. Y.; 6 

Edward; 7 Charles; 8 Isabella, d. 7 June, 1864. 
iii Nancy, b. 3 July, 1801; d. unm., 9 Nov., 1887. 
iv Phebe C, b. 20 " July, 1803; d. 16 May, 1823. 

V Lydia S., b. 19 April, 1805; d. unm., in Norwich, 27 Nov., 1891. 
vi Olive, b. 26 March, 1807; d. in N., 9 March, 1885; m. 12 April, 
1827, Stephen, son of Michael Blaisdell of Norwich; b. in Plain- 
field, N. H., 6 June, 1801; d. 4 Feb., 1854. Ch. (Blaisdell), b. 
in Norwich: 

1 Egbert^ h. 20 Dec, 1827; m. (1) Mary C. Hilton; m. (2) 
Melissa Russ. Ch. (by 1st wife) : i BelP, m. Chas. W. Worman 
of Centerville, la. Ch. (by 2d wife): ii Carrie; iii Dennis; 
iv and v d. y. ; vi Egbert, res. Norwich. 

2 George, b. 7 Sept., 1829; m. Mary D. Houghton. Ch.: i 
Lizzie^; ii Nettie; iii Abel; iv Bessie, d. y. He res. Lowell, 
Mass. 

3 Ellen, b. 9 March, 1831 ; d. 183—. 

4 Mary E., b. 20 Jan., 1833; m. George Burton; res. s. p., 
Norwich. 

5 Elizabeth, b. 2 Nov., 1834; m. Frank Norton; 1 ch., d. y.; res. 
Norwich. 

6 Franklin, b. 24 July, 1836; m. Lucy M. Frink. 

7 Edward, b. 22 Sept., 1838; m. Ellen Mattoon; 2 ch., d. y.; res. 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

8 Henry, h. 28 Sept., 1841 ; d. 1860. 

9 Amanda, b. 20 May, 1844; m. (1) Charles C. Davis; m. (2) 
George Bemis. Ch. (Bemis): Harland", res. Providence, R. I. 

vii Don A., b. 24 May, 1809; d. 23 Jan., 1894; m. in 1834, Susan R. 
Amsden, b. in 1814; d. 1879; res. Norwich. Ch.: 

1 Helen i^.^ b. 27 April, 1838; d. 21 Aug., 1845. 

2 Eva, b. and d. 1840. 

3 Susan J., b. 25 Jan., 1842; d. 30 Sept., 1845. 

4 Joseph A., b. 16 Jan., 1844; d. 6 Jan., 1845. 

5 Anna T., b. 14 Jan., 1846; m. Nahum Turner of Norwich; 
s. p. 

6 Walter L., h. 23 March, 1848; d. 1864. 

7 Mary E., b. 17 Nov., 1850; d. 1864. 

8 Grace F., b. 29 Oct., 1852; d. 10 Sept., 1853. 

9 Edgar, h. 3 Aug., 1854; d. March, 1863. 
10 Nina A., b. 25 Nov., 1856; d. March, 1863. 

viii Elvira, b. 17 July, 1811; d. in Lebanon, N. H., 12 April, 1893; 

m. 8 Nov., 1832, James Bly, Jr., b. in Norwich, 1 Aug., 1805; res. 

Lebanon, N. H., where he d. 29 Jan., 1888. Ch. (Bly), the 3 eldest 

b. in Norwich, the others in Lebanon: 

1 James Brigham\ b. 4 Jan., 1834; d. 13 Oct., 1863; m. in 1856, 

Marion Lester of Montreal, P. Q. 



280 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Henry Osgood, b. 20 Oct., 1838; m. 31 Dec, 1878, in Hanover, 
N. H., Helen A. Boutwell; res. there, s. p., in 1903. 

3 Harriet Osgood, twin to Henry; d. 28 Oct., 1839. 

4 Ella Katherine, b. 29 Aug., 1845; m. 21 Nov., 1867, James 
,, , E. Warner of Lebanon. Ch. (Warner): Harriet E.*^ b. 26 
"' ;v Oct., 1870; res. Ashburnham, Mass. 

5 Infant, b. 29 Nov., 1847; d. ibid. 



312 PAUL WOOSTER«. son of Lt.-Gov. Paul^ and Lydia 
(Sawyer) Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn., 26 Oct., 1776; died 
in Norwich, Vt., 3 Jan., 1865, se. 89; married, 22 Feb., 1801, Mary 
Ayers of Haverhill, Mass.; born 16 March, 1782; died 28 Sept., 

1869. 

When his father moved from Coventry to Norwich, Vt., he rode 
on horseback behind his mother, at the age of 6 years. Resided for 
a time in Sharon, Vt., whence he went as representative to the 
General Court in 1804. Was a merchant. Inherited the home- 
stead of his father, in Norwich, and in Morse's time was living 
there, se. 83, and gave considerable assistance to that genealogist 
in his work. 

Children, the 3 eldest horn in Sharon, the others in Norwich, Vt.: 

613 1 Paul Wooster^ b. 2 Nov., 1802. 

ii George, b. 17 June, 1804; res. Norwich, Vt., where d. 26 Jan., 
1833; m. Elizabeth Trull of Roxburj, Mass. Ch.: 
1 George C.^ b. in Norwich, 28 Jan., 1833; m. Abbie Willie 
of Roxbury, Mass.; res. Worcester and Holden, Mass. Ch.: 
1 George W.», b. 16 Sept., 1856; d. in Boston, 1901; m. 25 
Aug., 1883, Lottie E. Spurr; ii Lizzie E., b. Aug., 1860; m. 
H. C. Chapel, 
ill Mary, b. 25 May, 1806; died in Norwich, 14 Nov., 1828; m. 
Oct., 1826, Oliver* S. Buell of Norwich. Ch. (Buell) : 
1 Lorer?, res. Westville, N. Y. 

614 iv William, b. 20 March, 1808. 

v Catherine, b. 23 July, 1810; d. 12 Oct., 1883; m. 26 Dec., 1832, 
Edwin Hebard, b. in Lebanon, N. H., 27 Aug., 1806; d. in Nor- 
wich, 8 April, 1878. Ch. (Hebard), b. in Norwich: 

1 Lucius C.^, b. 2 Feb., 1835; m. Susan Eastman; res. Norwich. 
Ch.: i Mary"; ii Emma. 

2 Susan E., b. 22 Aug., 1838; res. s. p., Norwich; m. 1 Jan., 
1857, Curtis C. Sawyer, b. 1825. 

3 George B., b. 2 Aug., 1840; d. unm., July, 1867. 

vi Louisa, b. May, 1813; d. 17 April, 1875; m. Oliver S. Buell (as 
his second wife) of Westville, N. Y. Ch. (BueU) : 
1 William B.^, b. Nov., 1832; res. E. Constable, N. Y. 

615 vii James A., b. 24 June, 1816. 

vlii Adaline E., b. 14 May, 1819; d. 28 April, 1885; m. 1 April, 1850, 
Alvin Pratt of Manchester, N. H. Ch. (Pratt), b. in Manchester: 

1 Ella A.^, b. 30 Jan., 1852; m. R. S. Wallace of Manchester; 
s. p. 

2 Mary P., b. Feb., 1855; d. ae. 2. 



SIXTH GENERATION 281 

ix Albert, b. 21 April, 1823; m. in 1845, Harriet Harriden, who 
d. 11 Oct., 1900; res. in 1903 in Manchester. Ch.: 

1 Albert^, b. and d. in 1855. 

2 Josephine E., h. in 1857; m. in 1886, D. J. Adams of Manches- 
ter. Ch. (Adams) : Albert', d. y. 

313 CHARLES^ son of Don Carlos^ and Mary (or Polly) 
(Greenleaf) Brigham; born in Mansfield, Conn., 29 Jan., 1797; 
died in Woodstock, Vt., where resided, 10 Jan., 1836: married, 7 
Nov., 1824, Betsey Royce, born in Woodstock, 3 June, 1796; she 
married (2), 21 Feb., 1821, Elisha Morey, and died in Coventry, 
Conn., 15 April, 1862. 

Children, born as indicated: 

616 i Charles Frederick', b. in Woodstock, 13 Nov., 1825. 

ii Laura Kendall, b. 2 Nov., 1828, in Coventry, Conn.; m. 1 Jan., 
1852, Edwin Cyrus Hoadley, b. in Mansfield, Vt., 7 March, 1828; d. 
in So. Woodstock, Vt, 6 April, 1880. Ch. (Hoadley), b. in So. 
Woodstock : 

1 Mary Elizabeth^ b. 5 Oct., 1852; d. 19 Jan., 1865. 

2 Jason Kendall, b. 23 Dec, 1857; m. 13 Jan., 1881, Julia Ara- 
bella Lincoln, b. 8 Jan., 1859; ch.: i Walter E.', d. y.; ii Edith 
L., b. 28 Dec, 1887; iii Forrest H., b. 15 March, 1895. 

3 Albert Edwin, h. 7 Oct., 1871; unm. 

iii Norman Carlos, b. in Mansfield, Conn., 8 Sept., 1835; m. 16 

April, 1860, Mary Chase. Ch.: 

1 Don Carlos^, b. 30 March, 1861 ; m. 10 July, 1881, EUa Corbett. 

Ch.: i Ruth', b. 13 Nov., 1882; d. in infancy; ii Maud Ella, 

b. 3 April, 1884; iii Cora L., b. 9 Dec, 1885; d. 9 Dec, 1900. 

314 DANIEL R.^, son of Cephas^ and Amelia (Robertson) 
Brigham; born in South Coventry, Conn., 6 Aug., 1795; died about 
1865; married Eliza, daughter of George Needham; born in Staf- 
ford, Conn., 6 Jan., 1796; resided in South Coventry, where he 
died, 3 Dec., 1854. 

Children, born in South Coventry: 

i Daniel Watson% b. 6 April, 1821; d. in WiUiamsburg, Nr Y.; m. 
EUzabeth Brownell. Ch.: 
1 Mary A.^; 2 Marshall W.; 3 Anna E.; 4 James B. 

ii Henry Gray, b. 13 April, 1823; d. in Rockville, Conn., ; 

m. Mary A. Dimock; s. p. 
iii Emily Wright, b. 1 Nov., 1836; m. (1) Lorin Edgarton; m. (2) 

A. H. Brown; d. his widow, in Hartford, Conn., 20 Jan., 1901. 
iv Frederick Benton, b. 13 April, 1829; died in New York; m. 
Jane Smith. Ch.: 
1 Frederick E.^j 2 Charles. 

617 V George N., b. 2 May, 1831. 

vi Edwin G., b. also 2 May, 1831 ; m. Sophronia Nye. Ch. : 
1 Henry^. 

315 EDWIN G.®, son of Cephas^ and Amelia (Robertson) 
Brigham; born in Coventry, Conn.; died in Hartford, Conn., Feb., 



282 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1896; married Mariette Perrin, who died in Worcester, Mass., 
July, 1895. He resided in Vernon, Conn. 
Children, born in Vernon: 

i Arthur Lee^ m. 17 April, 1873, Louise Hecker; res. New York. 
Ch.: 
1 Kafherine^, b. 14 Aug., 1874. 
Q Edna M., b. 22 Aug., 1885. 
ii Elbert, d. in Worcester, May, 1895. 
iii Mary, d. 1858, se. 2^. 

316 PETERS son of Hosea^ and Catherine (Davis) Brigham; 

born Hubbardston, Mass., 2 Oct., 1781; married, 27 Oct.. 1808, 

Mary Shirley. He died in Roxbury, Mass. 
Children : 

i William E.', b. ; d. Jan., 1889; m. Catherine Gay, 

who d. 29 Oct., 1900. Ch.: 

1 William^, d. . 

2 Augustus, d. . 

3 Justin, m. ; res. Worcester, Mass., and was living, 

1905; dau. Myra J.» 

4 Sarah J., b. 24 Nov., 1832; d. s. p., 25 Feb., 1902; m. 4 
Jan., 1854, Capt. Augustus Ford, and res. Dorchester, Mass.; 
she was interested in the B. F. A., and a member at the time 
of death. 

5 Louisa, d. 

6 Juliette, d. 

ii, iii, iv and v have not been reported. 

317 JOSEPH% son of Hosea^ and Catherine (Davis> Brig- 
ham; born in Hubbardston, Mass., 9 Aug., 1785; died there, 18 
Oct., 1864; married, 26 Feb., 1823, Rebecca (Brown) Lamb, who 
died 23 March, 1863. Resided in Hubbardston. The male line is 

extinct. 
Children, bom in Hubbardston: 

i Mary R.', b. 13 Jan., 1824; m. 30 Sept., 1845, Asa Bennett of 
Hubbardston. Ch. (Bennett), b. in Hubbardston: 

1 FredeHck\ b. 30 Nov., 1846; d. 12 Aug., 1848. 

2 Mary Lizzie, b. 16 Dec, 1849; m. 20 Aug., 1872, Howard 
McAllister of Chicago, III. 

ii Elizabeth, b. 27 April, 1828; m. 10 Nov., 1864, Alden Pollard of 
Hubbardston; he m. (1) Elizabeth Green, who had James A. 
PoUard, b. 1854, res. Leominster, Mass. Ch. (Pollard), b. in 
Hubbardston: 

1 Mabel Alden\ b. 25 Dec, 1866. 

2 Frederick Eugene, b. 21 March, 1871. 

318 ASA% son of JoeP and Elizabeth (Maynard) Brigham; 
born in Sudbury, Mass., 16 Feb., 1785; died there, 20 March, 1856; 
married Olive Gardner, who died 23 Feb., 1863. 

Children: 

i Sherman% b. 4 Jan., 1812; d. 7 July, 1876. 
ii Sylvanus, b. 25 Aug., 1813; d. 10 Jan., 1860. 



SIXTH GENERATION 283 

iii Rufus, b. 16 April, 1815; d. 26 Feb., 1881. 
iv Henry, b. 27 Sept., 1816; d. 27 March, 1854. 

V Charles, b. 16 April, 1818; d. 15 Feb., 1863. 

vi Maria, b. 5 May, 1819; d. 23 Jan., 1884; m. Thomas Cousens. 
Ch. : (Cousens): 
1 Oeorye^. 
vii Dennis, b. 23 Nov., 1820, 
viii Christopher, b. 24 Feb., 1822; m. Eliza Tupper, and had 3 ch. 
ix Lucy A., b. 1 April, 1824; m. Lorenzo F. Wood. Ch. (Wood): 
1 Uenry^; 2 Charles; 3 Ann Maria, who m. John Bevins of 
London, Eng. 
X Olive A., b. 24 Feb., 1826; d. y. 

xi Olive A., b. 24 May, 1827; m. (1) Francis W. Ayers; m. (2) 
D. W. Carville. Ch. (Ayers): 

1 Adelaide A.\ m. C. X. Dalton. 

2 Henri/ W., m. Fanny Trefethen; has ch.: Henry W.° 
xii Candice, b. 25 Dec, 1830; m. Thomas Sweet; has 2 ch. 

xiii Andrew J., b. 25 Dec, 1832; m. . 

xiv Sarah J., b. 9 June, 1834; d. 21 Aug., 1863; m. Rufus Harvey.. 
Ch. (Harvey): 
1 Thiirber^; 2 Lizzie. 

319 JOEL'', son of JoeP and Elizabeth (Maynard) Brigham; 
born in Sudbury, Mass., l6 March, 1788; died in Deerfield, Mass., 
where he resided, 16 Nov., 1829; married Elizabeth Brown, born 
14 Oct., 1789 in Sudbury. He was a farmer. 
Children, the 2 eldest born in Sudbury, the 7 youngest in Deerfield: 

i Emily^ b. 17 Nov., 1812; d. 27 Feb., 1896; m. 24 April, 1845, 
William Smith of Conway, Mass. Ch. (Smith) : 

1 3Iaria Antoinette , b. 13 March, 1846; d. 18 Feb., 1849. 

2 Oscar Allen, b. 23 Dec, 1847; d. 4 March, 1872. 

3 George Elliot, b. 30 June, 1850; d. 23 Nov., 1881; m. Annie 
Underwood. Ch.: Nettie A.', m. Frank Gordon of Peekskill, 
N. Y. 

618 ii Abel, b. 11 Jan., 1814. 

iii Charles, b. 23 April, 1815; d. s. p., date uncertain. 

iv Dana, b. 23 Nov., 1816; d. 5 July, 1888; res. Deerfield, a farmer. 

V Elbridge G., b. 27 Aug., 1818; d. in Deerfield, 30 Nov., 1875; 
m. (1) 8 May, 1849, Martha L. Smith, who d. 24 Jan., 1861, se. 
32; m. (2) Rebecca, dau. of Erastus Barret, and wid. of Frank 
Goodnough; a farmer, res. Deerfield. Ch. (by first wife), b. in 
Deerfield : 

1 Frank S.^ b. 8 Feb., 1858; m. 31 March, 1888, Clara A. 
Smith; res. E. Deerfield, a farmer. Ch.: i Dwight% b. 12 
March, 1889; ii Daisy, b. 3 March, 1890. 
vi Joel, b. 23 April, 1820; d. unm., 26 July, 1889; a farmer, res. 
Deerfield. 
viii Cephas, b. 26 Dec, 1821; d. in Newton, Mass., 31 Oct., 1890; 
m. 1846, Lucy E. Graves, who d. 11 July, 1887; res. Montague, 
Dedham and Boston, Mass.; a teacher, lawyer, trial justice and 
1st lieutenant, 
ix Leander, b. 23 March, 1823; d. in Montague, Mass., 19 June, 

1888; m. Ehza . He enlisted in Co. G, 56th Mass. 

Infantry, Civil War; a farmer. Ch.: 



284 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Mary E.^, m. Felix McCue; res. Millers Falls, Mass. 

2 Julia, m. W. E. Morrison; res. Greenfield, Mass. 

3 Hattie M., res. Montague. 

4 Edgar C, res. Montague. 

X Lorenzo, b. 26 Sept., 1834; d. in Deerfield, where res. 28 Dec, 

1893; m. ; a farmer. Ch. : 

1 Herbert S.^, res. Deerfield; 2 Lillie; 3 Minnie; 4 Leslie; 5 
Nettie. 
xi Horace, b. 31 March, 1828; d. in Deerfield, where res. 12 Aug., 
1896; m. Sophronia Kent. Ch.: 
1 George^; 2 Dorr; 3 William; 4 Dwight. 

320 POLLYS daughter of JoeP and Elizabeth (Maynard) 
Brigham; born in Sunbury, Mass., 9 Dc, 1792; maridtd, 2 Nov., 
1820, Capt. Thomas Stearns, born in Leominster, Mass., 1 April, 
1794; (he married [1], June, 1817, Thirza Burrage, dau. of 
Dea. Williams, who died s. p., 1819). Was a tanner and currier 
and resided in Leominster. 

Children (Stearns), born in Leominster: 

i William Alonzo', b. 14 Aug., 1821; d. 27 Dec, 1901; m. Mary 

Schutte; res. Boston. 
ii Oliver, b. 1 March, 1823; d. 1 Oct., 1898; m. 27 Oct., 1847, 

Charlotte A. Whitcomb; 1 ch., d. y. 
iii George, b. 16 March, 1826; d. 19 April, 1826. 
iv Thirza, b. 28 Sept., 1827; d. 20 Sept., 1846. 

V Henry, b. 19 Aug., 1829; d. in L., 14 Jan., 1882; m. 7 Sept, 
1852, Mary A. Phipps of Holliston, Mass.; a man of solid worth; 
in the coal, ice and teaming business in Leominster. Ch.: 

1 Clara Viola^ b. 25 June, 1853; m. Wilbur F., son of T. 
Dwight Wood; b. in Westminster, Mass., 5 Nov., 1851; man- 
ager of the Rodney Wallace farm in W. Fitchburg; 1 ch. 

2 Emma Luella, b. 21 June, 1856; d. 11 Dec, 1877. 

3 Lizzie Anna, b. 1859; d. 1863. 

4 Etta Maria, b. 2 June, 1865; m. (1) H. H. Hunt; m. (2) 
J. F. Gallagher; 4 ch. 

vi Caroline Matilda, b. 27 June, 1831; res. Leominster. 
vii Mary Ann, b. 22 Feb., 1833; d. 14 April, 1883; m. Josiah Pierce. 
Ch. (Pierce): 

1 Edward W-^, m. Anna Tisdale. Ch. Ralph'. 

2 Gertrude A., m. Jos. Mxmro. Ch. (Munro) : Marjorie*. 

3 Grace B., m. E. A. Onthank. Ch., 1 son. 



321 NANCY^ daughter of JoeP and Elizabeth (Maynard) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 16 Aug., 1803; died 12 May, 
1891; married 6 May, 1829, Seth Brown. 

Children {Brown) : 

1 George Henry^ b. 17 Sept., 1831; m. (1) 29 Nov., 1860, Augusta 
P. Britton, who d. 30 May, 1874; m. (2) Frances E. Powers. 
Ch. (by first wife) : 
1 Georgietta Isabel^, b. ^ Oct., 1873; m. 2 Jan., 1896, Fred Z. 
Brown; 1 ch. 



SIXTH GENERATION 285 

ii Chester Franklin, b. 12 Jan., 1835; d. 22 May, 1898; m. 2 Dec, 
1858, Sarah J. Streeter. Ch.: 
1 Eva Leila^, b. 19 June, 1872; m. Elton Ward Lacy, 1 Feb., 
1898. 
iii Alonzo A., b. 29 Jan., 1837; m. in New Zealand, in 1865, Janet 
Kennedy. Ch. : 

1 Lizzie'', b. in Pabraka, N. Z., 7 Oct., 1866; m. (1) L. E. 
Bathrick; m. (2) 1900, S. M. Schatzkin; 2 ch. 

2 John S., b. 20 Aug., 1868; m. 1900, Julia Kennel; 2 ch. 

3 George F., b. 29 April, 1870; m. 1893, Alice I. Knowland; 
3 ch. 

4 Flora J., b. 15 Sept., 1872; d. 30 Oct., 1878. 



322 DANFORTH PHIPPS% son of Elijah'^ and Mary (Glea- 
son) Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 30 •Dec, 1803; died in 
Lowell, Mass., 18 Sept., 1875; married, 12 Apr., 1827, Hannah 
Walcott; born in Stow, Mass., 25 May, 1801; died 6 April, 1874. 
He was a city official in Lowell and representative to the Legisla- 
ture in 1850; also resided in Wilmington, Mass. 

Children, bom in Lowell: 

i Eliza Jane', b. 16 March, 1828; d. 13 June, 1851, unm. 
ii Hannah Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug., 1829; d. in Lowell, 26 April, 
1880; m. 15 Nov., 1860, John Higgins Nichols, who was in the 
Civil "War, 2d N. H. Vols.; wounded at second battle Bull Run; 
honorably discharged; b. in Wilmington, Mass., 7 April, 1828. 
Ch. (Nichols), b. in Lowell: 

1 Charles William^ b. 30 Oct., 1861; d. 18 Sept., 1864. 

2 Fred, b. 3 Dec, 1863; d. 3 Sept., 1864. 

3 Carrie, b. 26 Aug., 1866; d. 22 Aug., 1873. 

4 Fred, b. 29 Sept., 1867; m. 13 Sept., 1893. 

5 Ulysses, b. 3 March, and d. 20 March, 1869. 

6 Theodore, b. 28 April, and d. 17 May, 1872. 
iii Mary Ann, b. 1 Jan., 1831. 

iv Ellen Maria, b. 25 July, 1832. 
619 V Charles William, b. 12 Aug., 1834. 

vi Caroline Louisa, b. 1 June, 1836; d. unm., 27 March., 1863. 
vii Henry Harrison, b. 19 Feb., 1841; d. unm., 2 Sept., 1873; 3 
years in U. S. service during Civil War; Ark. and Fortress 
Munroe. 
viii Sarah Phipps, b. 22 June, 1843. 
ix EmeUne Frances, b. 5 June, 1845. 



323 DEA. WILLI AM«, son of Elijah^ and Mary (Gleason) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 27 March, 1805; died in Mass. 
Gen. Hospital, 20 May, 1879; married, 4 Aug., 1835, Abby Ann, 
daughter of Rev. William Muzzey (who graduated from Harvard 
College in 1793); born in Lexington, 15 June, 1806. Moved to 
Lexington about 1830, where he was deacon in the Unitarian church. 

Child, born in Lexington: 

i Laura Muzzey', b. 20 July, 1836; res. unm., in Lexington. 



286 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

324 SAMUEL^ son of Eber^ and Lucy (Arnold) Brigham; 
born in Sudbury, Mass.; died there, 10 April, 1853; married Han- 
nah Sanderson. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i Alfred', b. 10 Feb., 1846; m. 1 Oct., 1874, Mary Frances, dau. 
of Oliver Smith and Mary (Denton) Wells; b. 16 Feb., 1848; 
d. in Cambridge, Mass., 28 Jan., 1906; interred in Mt. Auburn. 
He is a grocer in Boston and res. Cambridge. Ch. : 

1 Arthur Wells'", b. 23 Sept., 1875; m. 7 June, 1905, Ina F. 
Sears; is in business with father. Ch., b. in Dorchester: 
Sears", b. 12 March, 1906; d. 1 April, 1906. 

2 Harry Austin, b. 11 June, 1877; is a journalist, res. Cambridge. 

3 Walter Sanderson, b. 11 July, 1882. 
ii Georgiana. 

325 RUFUS% son of Capt. William^ and Sarah (Osborn) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 11 Jan., 1818; died there, 17 
Nov., 1896; married, 3 Feb., 1842, Lucretia Moore, who died in 
Sudbury, 9 March, 1887. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

i Emily Elizabeth', b. 9 July, 1843; m. 20 Dec, 1888, Levi S. Jones; 

s. p.," 1903. 
ii Lucretia Jane, b. 5 Aug., 1845; m. 29 Nov., 1877, George Wash- 
ington Griggs of Scituate, Mass. Ch. (Griggs), b. in Scituate: 

1 Bertha Helen\ b. 1 Oct., 1878. 

2 Alice, b. 20 Sept., 1881. 

iii Wilbam Rufus, b. 25 Dec, 1847; d. 26 Feb., 1861. 
iv Charles Nixon, b. 15 April, 1850; m. in 1878, Jennie Smith; res. 
in Dundas, Minn. Ch. : 

1 Edith Lucretia^, b. 18 Feb., 1880; m. 28 Oct., 1897, Fred H. 
Hassin. Ch. (Hassin): i Russell R.°, b. 28 July, 1899; ii 
Bernice, b. 19 Nov., 1901. 

2 Gertrude C, b. 15 Aug., 1882; m. 15 Aug., 1897, Lewis A. 
Hall of Wells, Minn. Ch. (Hall): i Edgar C, b. 26 Nov., 
1899; ii Cecil D. 

3 Ruby Inez, b. 12 March, 1885. 

4 Isabel Wanetta, b. 18 Oct., 1887. 

5 Herbert Clarence, h. 14 April, 1890. 

6 Jesse C, b. 28 March, 1899. 

X Herbert Storrs, b. 26 Nov., 1857; m. 27 March, 1881, Helen 
Lord of Kennebunk, Me., where he res. Ch., b. there: 

1 Ernest Lord", b. 17 Jan., 1882; grad. A. B., Bowdoin Coll., 
1904. 

2 Herbert Storrs, b. 2 Dec, 1885. 

3 Dean Nason, b. 18 April, 1895. 

326 ROXEY*', daughter of Jolm^ and Ann Eunice (Moore) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 7 Jan., 1788; married Luke 
Robinson of Rutland, Mass.; moved to Watertown, Mass., where he 
was for many years proprietor of " Spring Hotel " and highly re- 
spected, and where he died, 7 Sept., 1870, ge. 89- 



SIXTH GENERATION 287 

Children (Robinson) : 

i Elizabeth', b. 6 July, 1806; m. Andrew Cole of Watertown. Ch. 
(Cole) : 

1 Harriet; 2 Susan; 3 Adaline; 4 Francis; 5 Henry P.; 6 
Mary E.; 7 Caroline; the last three are living in Newton, Mass. 
ii Edwin, b. 2 Aug., 1808; m. Bathsheba Bates. Ch.: 

1 Edwin^; 2 Frank; 3 Ellen, m. Charles Lowe of Newton, 
iii Rufus, b. 3 Sept., 1810; d. Sept., 1813. 
iv William, b. 12 Oct., 1812; d. July, 1817. 
V Mary, b. 8 July, 1815; d. July, 1817. 

vi Francis, b. 16 Oct., 1818; d. 1883; m. Martha Cutter of Weston, 
Mass. Ch.: 
1 MabeP, a teacher in Washington, 
vii George, b. 8 Dec., 1821; ni. Helen Young; res. Lexington, 
Mass. Ch. : 
1 George", who d.; 2 Jennie, res. Waltham. 
viii William, b. 1 July, 1827; m. (1) Abbie W. Robbins; m. (2) 
lone Streeter of Woburn, Mass. Ch. {by first wife) : 
1 William"; 2 Mary; 3 George Frederick; 4 Ruth W.; 5 Theo- 
dore B. 

Ch. (by second wife) : 
6 Wallace; 7 Wilhelmine (d.) ; 8 Philip. 
ix Ellen, b. 6 Dec, 1832; d. April, 1838. 

327 ABIJAH^ son of John^ and Ann Eunice (Moore) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 17 March, 1791; died 7 Feb., 1892; 
married ^Melissa Straiten of Rutland, Mass. ; resided in Rutland. 

Children, born in Rutland: 

i Clarissa', m. Daniel Hitchings, and res. Chelsea, Mass. Ch. 
(Hitchings) : 

1 Henry^; 2 Lucy; 3 Charles B., m. Jones; 4 Frank; 

5 George; 6 Martha. 
ii Lucy. 

iii Lavinia Moore, b. 1 Dec, 1821 ; m. Robert Lewis Goddard of 
Petersham, Mass., b. 21 May, 1823; d. in Palmer, Mass., 15 Jan., 
1887; res. Palmer. Ch. '(Goddard): 

1 William Lewis", b. 1 Aug., 1846; d. 1 Aug., 1873. 

2 Frank Ballard, b. 6 Oct., 1851; d. 9 Nov., 1858. 

3 Lisette Martha, b. 15 Nov., 1861'; d. 12 Jan., 1877. 

iv John Warren, m. Martha Eliza Brigham, dau. of 256. Ch. : 

1 Warren", m. Adams, and d. Ch.: i Ethel, m. W. B. 

C. Fox, res. Dorchester; ii Enid; iii Edith. 

2 Ella, m. George Marchant of Minneapolis, Minn. 

3 Frank. 

4 Lura, d. 

328 JOHN®, son of John^ and Ann Eunice (Moore) Brigham; 
born in Sudbury, Mass., 22 March, 1795; died in Watertown, Mass., 
24 May, 1874; married (1) Mary Leveritt of Burke Co., Ga. ; mar- 
ried (2), 8 July, 1844, Mary (Crafts) Brigham, widow of his 
brother William. 

At the age of eighteen he went to Georgia where he secured a 



288 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

large plantation and also engaged in mercantile business; resided 
on the Savannah River, 70 miles above the city of Savannah, in 
place known as " Brigham's Landing"; returned to Watertown in 
1840, and engaged in the lumber trade, purchased the historic 
" Coolidge Tavern/' where tradition says Washington stayed the 
night previous to taking command of the Continental troops in 
Cambridge. He seemed to possess energy and business ability like 
his distinguished ancestor, Dr. John, and was highly respected in 
the communities where he resided. 

Children {by first wife), horn in Georgia: 

620 1 WilUam% b. 19 July, 1819. 

621 ii Elizabeth Ann Eunice, b. 15 Jan., 1824. 

622 iii John, b. 13 Feb., 1827. 

Child (by second wife), born in Watertown: 

iv Maria, b. 25 Feb., 1847; res. unm., Watertown. 

329 WILLI AM% son of John^ and Ann Eunice (Moore) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 11 Aug., 1810; died in Watertown, 
Mass., 23 April, 1843; married (1), 17 April, 1834, Adeline, 
daughter of Thaddeus Cole of Watertown; born 1813; died 1836; 
married (2), 15 March, 1837, Mary Crafts (who married [2] her 
first husband's brother, John) ; born in Cambridge, Mass., 7 June, 
1813; died in Watertown, 15 Nov., 1902. He resided in Water- 
town; first entered the dry goods business, and later associated 
himself with his brother John in the lumber business, in which line 
he continued until his death. 

Child (by first wife), born in Watertown: 

623 i William Theodore% b. 12 Sept., 1835. 
Children (by second toife), born in Watertown: 

ii George, b. 16 March, 1838; d. y. 

624 iii Charles, b. 21 June, 1841. 

330 LEWIS®, son of Joseph" and Rebecca (Haynes) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 27 Oct., 1797; died there, 8 Sept., 
1875; married, 27 May, 1838, Almira Bowker, born 12 Aug., 1810. 
The old red house on the homestead of Dr. John, where Lewis lived, 
was taken down about 1830 to help build the new house; it stood 
west of the present residence, at the angle of the Marlboro and 
Fitchburg roads in northwestern Sudbury; in 1897 there was still 
to be seen the cellar hole of the old house, 10 rods west of present 
residence; also a ruined cider-mill, over 100 years old, on right of 
Fitchburg road, west of present house. He was a farmer. 

Children, born in Sudbury: 

1 Martha Ann% b. 9 March, 1839; m. 1 June, 1859, Hiram Greene, 
a merchant; res. Mass. Ave., Boston. Ch. (Greene): 
1 Julia H? 
ii Rebecca Haynes, b. 1 July, 1840; m. 20 June, 1859, Thomas 
Albert Bent; res. Somerville, Mass. Ch. (Bent): 



SIXTH GENERATION 289 

1 Carrie F.^ 
iii Nancy Elizabeth, b. 25 April, 1843; res. unm., Boston. 
iv Esther Louisa, b. 16 Dec, 1846; d. unm., 8 May, 1903; res. 
Boston. 

V Lewis Alanson, b. 25 Feb., 1850; d. ae. 9 days. 

vi Emma Almira, b. 9 Aug., 1851 ; m. 20 INIarch, 1872, Newell Wil- 
comb, a farmer; res. on the old Dr. John place in Sudbury. Ch. 
(Wilcomb) : 

1 Fanny A?, b. 11 Dec, 1874; m. James Haire of Maynard, 
Mass. Ch. (Haire) : Claude Brigham*. 

2 Leicis, b. 26 Nov., 1877; d. 1879. 

3 Alice Emma, b. 19 Sept., 1880; d. ae. 15 years. 

4 Ida Louise, b. 21 Nov., 1885; d. 

331 EUNICE®, daughter of Joseph^ and Rebecca (Haynes) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 19 Dec, 1798; died in Spring- 
field, Mass., 13 March, 1856; married, l6 Oct., 1834 (as his second 
wife). Rev. Addison Parker. 

Children (Parker) : 

i Sarah Frances^ b. in Methuen, Mass., 26 July, 1837; m. 17 Aug., 

1865, Elias C. Atkins, b. in Bristol, Conn., 28 June, 1833; d. 
in Indianapolis, Ind., 18 April, 1901; he was the founder of the 
firm of E. C. Atkins & Co., saw manufacturers; was a man of 
marked influence in his State. Ch. (Atkins) : 

1 Mary D.\ b. 1867; m. Nelson A. Gladding of I.; 2 ch. 

2 Henry C, b. 1868; m. Sue Winter of I.; 3 ch. 

3 Sarah Frances, b. 1870; m. Thomas Reed Hackley of I.; 4 ch. 

4 Emma L., b. 1872; m. Edward B. Davis; 1 ch. 

5 Carra, b. 1874; m. Arthur D. Gates; 1 ch. 

ii Rev. Addison, b. in Danbury, Conn., 12 Nov., 1839; is a Baptist 
clergyman in Richmond, Ind.; was grad. from Brown Univ. and 
Newton Theolog. School; was a sergeant in the Civil War; 
filled many Baptist pulpits in the East and West; m. 18 Sept., 

1866, Mary L. Boyden of Dedham, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Wilson B?, b. in Natick; res., an architect, in Indianapolis. 

2 Edith M., b. in Charlestown, Mass.; m. Dr. Woodbridge O. 
Johnson, a missionary to Taiku, Korea, Asia; 4 ch. 

332 REBECCA®, daughter of Joseph^ and Rebecca (Haynes) 
Brigham; born in Sudbury, Mass., 28 Aug., 1807; died 1856; mar- 
ried, 9 Jan., 1834, Lawrence Thompson, a wealthy planter of 
Prides Station, Ala. 

Children (Thompson), born in Alabama: 
i Sarah% d. y. 
ii Lawrence, d. y. 

iii Rebecca, m. Dec, 1866, William W. Baylis of Florence, Ala. 
Ch. (Baylis): 

1 Annie T.^, d. y. 

2 William, B., unm., res. Louisville, Ky. 

3 Mary, m. (1) Morgan; (2) Ashcroft. 
iv Annie S., d. unm., Nov., 1866. 

V Joseph N., m. 1869, Lucie B. Malone; res. Tuscombia, Ala. Ch.: 

1 Humphrey B.^; 2 Lawrence K.; 3 Joseph N.; 4 Lucien B. 



290 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vi Mary Nancy, m. Dr. Joseph P. Pride. Ch. (Pride): 
1 Empson T.^ d. unm. 
j 2 L. Thompson, m. May Mahoon, res. Prides Sta., Ala.; 5 ch. 

333 CHARLES^ son of Joseph^ and Rebecca (Haynes) Brig- 
ham; born in Sudbury^ Mass., 16 July, 1811; died ■; mar- 
ried Eunice Hagar, daughter of Francis Garfield. Resided in 
Greenfield, Mass., and was very much interested in the project of 
a family history. 

Children, horn in Greenfield: 

i Maria% b. Ifi July, 1852; d. 7 Oct., 1862. 
ii Dorcas, b. 17 April, 1855; d. 9 April, 1856. 

iii Alanson, b. 5 July, 1859; m. Stella, daughter of Jason Moore; 
b. 7 Oct., 1863; res. Greenfield. Ch.: 
1 Letvis^, b. 14 Aug., 1889. 

iv Jane, b. 3 Oct., 1862; m. Damon; a widow, res. with 

bro. Joseph, in Greenfield. 

V Lucy, b. 25 Sept., 1865; d. 10 Feb., 1866. 

vi Joseph, b. 9 April, 1868; res. in Greenfield, unm, 
vii Eunice, d. unm., 1892. 

334 SAMUEL% son of Dr. SamueP and Mary (Ball) Brig- 
ham; born in Boylston, Mass., 19 Feb., 1795; died in Clinton, 
Mass., 15 July, 1877; married Alethina Howe, who died in 1880. 
He probably resided in Boylston and Lancaster, Mass., and 
Machias, Me. 

Children, born as indicated: 

625 i Aber, b. in Boylston, Mass., 26 Oct., 1815. 

626 ii Dolly, b. 30 Oct., 1817. 

627 iii Samuel Davis, b. 22 March, 1821. 

628 iv Levi Edwin, b. in Lancaster, 17 Jan., 1825. 

V James Lawson, b. 18 Feb., 1831 ; d. y. 

629 vi John D., b. in Machias, Me., 5 Aug., 1834. 

335 MARY", daughter of Dr. SamueP and Mary (Ball) Brig- 
ham; born in Boylston, Mass., 13 April, 1797; died in Shrewsbury, 
Mass., 30 Oct., 1867; married, 9 April, 1822, Solomon, son of David 
Mahan of Northboro, Mass.; born there, l6 July, 1792; died in 
Shrewsbury, 28 Dec, 1873. He was a farmer and moved to 
Shrewsbury. 

Children (Mahan), born in Shrewsbury : 
i Mary Ann^ b. and d. 1823. 
ii George Henry, b. 19 Dec, 1824; d. in Shrewsbury, 14 March, 1903, 

unm. 
iii Mary Ann, b. 22 July, 1826; m. William H. Perry, a farmer in 
Shrewsbury; 25 years assessor; 15 years on school committee. 
Ch. (Perry): 

1 Marian'^, m. Joseph E. Warren of Marlboro. 

2 Zella, m. Samuel H. Johnson of Shrewsbury. 

3 Abhie, m. Alvin S. Dearth of Worcester. 



SIXTH GENERATION 291 

iv Harriet Elizabeth, b. 1 May, 1830; m. Jonas Cummings, a farmer 
in Shrewsbury; d. 1873. Ch. (Cummings): 
1 John^; 2 Mary; 3 Ida. 

V John Davis, b. 8 Feb., 1835; m. Elizabeth J. Orne; res. Charles- 
town, Mass. 

vi Sarah Jane, b. 10 Sept., 1836; m. George A. Newton, a farmer 
of Shrewsbury. Ch. (Newton) : 
1 Oeorge^, d. ae. 13. 

vii Caroline S., b. 18 July, 1844; m. Abel O. Perry, who d. in Wor- 
cester, 1898. 

336 JONAS BALL^ son of Dr. SamueP and Mary (Ball) 
Brigham; born in Boylston, Mass., 28 April, 1807; died 1 March, 
1872; married, 9 April, 1835, Lucinda, daughter of Capt. John 
Howe of Boylston; born 19 May, 1809; died l6 May, 1861. Re- 
sided in Westboro, Mass., and probably in Grafton. 

Children : 

i Joshua Leland% b. 16 March, 1836; d. 3 Feb., 1837. 
ii Harrison M., b. 4 Feb., 1838; res. Westboro. 
iii Abbie L., b. 25 Feb., 1840; res. Westboro. 
iv George E., b. 1 March, 1842; d. 7 July, 1849. 

V Silas H., b. in Grafton, Mass., 5 J««€, 1844, ©y-lS*^; m. 1866, 
Abbie Flanders. He is Supt. of Construction, and res. 320 
Madison St., Waukegan, 111. Ch.: 

1 Lena^, m. Ralph Draper Smith. Ch. (Smith) : i Florence 
Marie; ii Kathryn Brigham; they res. Keene, N. H. 
vi Mary E., b. 25 Dec, 1845 (?). 
vii Edmund L., b. 7 Dec, 1848. 
viii Henry A., b. 22 Sept., 1850; d. 28 May, 1854. 

337 JOHN GOTT^ son of John Gott'' and Mary (Collins) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 Aug., 1796; died 27 Nov., 
1871; married, 9 Jan., 1820, Lucy, daughter of Benjamin and 
Abigail (Howe) Howe; born in Marlboro, 6 June, 1798; died 28 
Feb., 1863. Was a wheelwright and resided in Concord, Mass. 

Children, 2 eldest born in Marlboro, others in Concord: 

i Hepzibah Collins% b. 21 Oct., 1821; d. in Seaforth, Canada, 7 
Aug., 1872; m. in Concord, 9 Nov., 1843, George Albert, son of 
Maj. Levi Stearns; b. in Lunenburg, Mass., 9 Sept., 1812; res. 
Quincy, Mass., and perhaps moved to Rouse's Point, N.. Y. Ch. 
(Stearns), the two elder b. in Quincy: 

1 Georgiana Augusta^, b. 10 July, 1844. 

2 Elizabeth Lucy, b. 15 July, 1846; d. Oct., 1848. 

3 Adelia Gertrude, b. 26 Nov., 1848. 

4 Edward; 5 Ellen; 6 Winifred; 7 Ernest. 
630 ii William Eustis, b. 14 April, 1823. 

iii George Howe, b. 5 Dec, 1834; res. Dorchester, Mass.; m. 
Melissa Wheelock of Newport, Vt. Ch.: 

1 Mary M.\ b. 11 June, 1856; d. 1860. 

2 Lillie, b. 1861; d. 1862. 



292 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

631 iv Alonzo Howe, b. 16 April, 1826. 

V John Edward, b. 9 March, 1828; m. Isabella Smith; res. Toronto, 
Canada. Ch. : 

1 Frank^j res. Toronto. 

2 Mary. 

vi Harrison Gray, b. 4 Nov., 1829; m. Josephine Garfield; res. 

Dorchester, 
vii Francis Eugene, b. 10 Oct., 1831; d. 11 Sept., 1833. 
viii Mary Ann, b. 3 May, 1834; m. Francis Bacon; res. Dover, Mass. 
Ch. (Bacon): 
1 Ella^j 2 Lilaj 3 Frank. 
ix Lucy Jane, b. 3 July, 1836; d. Oct., 1873; res. Concord. 

338 NATHANIEL PHILLIPS^, son of Henry^ and Anna 
(Phillips) Brigham; born in Barre, Mass., 1 Dec, 1785; died 5 
Dec, 1866; married, April, 1810, Martha, daughter of Make- 
peace and Catherine (Smith) Gates; born in Barre, 3 Feb., 1784; 
died 14 Aug., 1869. Was a farmer and land surveyor. 

Children, bom in Barre: 

632 i Martha Ann", b. 22 Oct., 1811. 

633 11 William Harrison, b. 16 Dec, 1814. 

634 iii Orlando Sibley, b. 16 Dec, 1816. 

iv Nathaniel Nelson, b. 6 June, 1819; d. in Niagara FaDs, Ont., 
15 Sept., 1903; m. (1) 4 Nov., 1845, Sarah S. Hildreth, b. in 
New Braintree, Mass., 12 March, 1821; m. (2) Nov., 1880, Char- 
lotte E. Wade of Palmerston, Ont.; res. Niagara Falls, Ont. Ch. 
(by first wife), b. in Barre: 

1 Byron\ b. 6 Sept., 1846; m. 23 April, 1877, E. P. Whittier 
of Kennebunk, Me.; res. s. p., in 1893, in Woburn, Mass. 

2 Edward A., h. ?> Dec, 1854; m. 7 Feb., 1877, M. J. Wade; a 
gardener; has 3 daus. 

Ch. (by second wife) : 

3 Beatrice, b. 21 Oct., 1883. 

4 B. E., b. 21 Oct., 1887. 

V Nancy Phillips, b. 22 June, 1822; d. in So. Norwalk, Conn., 
17 July, 1896; m. 5 Oct., 1843, Dexter Dennis, b. in Barre, 28 
Jan., 1818; d. in So. Norwalk, 30 March, 1881. Ch. (Dennis), b. 
in Barre : 

1 Lloyd Eugene\ b. 16 Oct., 1844; m. (1) 16 Oct., 1865, Jane 
Sigourney Bassett; m. (2) 28 Nov., 1883, Augusta Mayhew 
Johnson; res. s. p., Worcester, Mass. 

2 Agnes Eudora, b. 4 March, 1852; m. 27 Jan., 1878, Abiathar 
Blanchard of Petersham, Mass.; s. p. 

3 Frederick Walker, b. 28 March, 1853; drowned 2o July, 1862. 

4 Frederick Edgar, b. 11 Jan., and d. 14 Jan., 1864. 

vi Louisa M., b. 11 June, 1825; m. in Sterling, 18 May, 1848, San- 
ford D. Smith, b. 2 July, 1823; res. Sterling, 111, Ch. (Smith): 

1 Clarence E.^, b. 25 April, 1852; m. Nellie B. Brigham; res. 
Chicago. Ch.: Lura L.», b. 3 Oct., 1877. 

2 Harry N., b. 9 Sept., 1859; m. 1883, Maggie Bartow; res. 
Chicago. Ch.: i Harry', b. 9 Dec, 1886; ii May, b. 30 May, 
1889. 





Thomas Brigham Rice^ of Barre, Mass. (339) N^^, 



SIXTH GENERATION 293 

339 NANCY^ daughter of Henry ^ and Anna (PhiUips) Brig- 
ham; born in Barre, Mass., 4 March, 1789; died there, 26 Sept., 
1873; married, l6 April, 1809, Francis, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Nurse) Rice. Sarah Nurse was a direct descendant of Rebecca 
Nurse, who was hung in Salem, as a witch. 

Children (Bice), born in Barre: 

i Abigail', b. 5 Dec., 1810; d. 4 Sept., 1889; m. 18 April, 1832, 
Marshall D. Eaton, who d. 14 Sept., 1885; they adopted Jennie', 
dau. of her sister Juliana. 
ii Francis D., b. 3 Jan., 1814; d. in Barre, April, 1885; m. 19 Nov., 
1839, Harriet A. Tucker. Ch.: 

1 Oeorge E?, res. Worcester. 

2 Mary A., res. Chicago. 

3 Alice, and 4 Hobart, both d. y. 

5 Sybil L., m. Herbert Rogers of Barre. 

6 Justin F., m. Minnie Rogers. 

iii Eliza Ann, b. 18 Jan., and d. 31 Feb., 1816. 
iv Thomas Brigham, b. 30 Jan., 1817; m. 29 Oct., 1844, Maria Bacon, 
b. in Barre, 6 June, 1821; d. 9 March, 1855; was 30 years cash- 
ier of the B. & A. R. R.; retired and returned to Barre, where 
settled with daughter. Has great interest in friendless and 
orphaned children, and has had several in his home. He has 
always been a firm friend of the B. F. A. ; is living, 1907, a genial 
and most interesting man, and a rare friend. Ch.: 
1 Lucy', b. 22 Oct., 1845; res. in Barre; a quiet, but practical, 
philanthropist. 
V Juliana M., b. 15 Oct., 1819 ;,m. 12 Dec, 1843, Daniel H. Rice, 
who d. 8 Sept., 1857. Ch.: ^.'S'ju 

1 EdwarcP, b. 3 Sept., 1846; m. Christina L. Stover, b. 23 Dec, 
1847; res. s. p., New Haven. 

2 Eliza, m. Joseph R. Torrey of Worcester; has dau. Anne'. 

3 Annie M. 

4 Jennie, adopted by Mrs. Eaton. 

vi Henry E., b. 17 Jan., 1823; m. 1848, Elizabeth F. Rawson; a 
des. of Secy. Edward Rawson. Ch.: 

1 Olive', m. Henry H. Brigham, 798. 

2 Frank H., b. 23 Feb., 1854; m. Lizzie J. Davis, b. 1 Jan., 
1864. Ch.: i Florence H.», b. 16 Dec, 1881; ii Leslie F., b. 
12 Dec, 1885; iii Harold, b. 18 March, 1896; iv Clair, b. 15 
Sept., 1898; v Gerald, b. 21 Dec, 1903; res. Oakland, Cal. 

3 Fannie, m. Seymour A., son of 632. 

4 Daniel H., of Barre. 

5 Arthur L., b. 14 May, 1870; m. 29 June, 1893, Annie E. 
Cook; res. Willamette, 111. Ch.: i Kingsley L.°, b. 24 Aug., 
1898; ii Elizabeth B., b. 23 Jan., 1905. 

vii Calista E., b. 22 Oct., 1827; d. May, 1891; m. Elam Shattuck of 
Worcester, who d. s. p., March, 1885. 

340 HENRY^ son of Henry^ and Anna (Phillips) Brigham; 
born in Barre, Mass., 14 Nov., 1791; died in Rutland, Mass., 7 
April, 1863; married, 6 May, 1818, Sally, daughter of Dea. Job 
Sibley; born 1794; died in Rutland, 19 Feb., 1864. Was a farmer 



294 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

in Rutland ; Capt. of the Militia and two terms Representative to the 
General Court. 

Children, born in Rutland: 

635 i Lawson Sibley', b. 15 Oct., 1820. 

636 ii Monroe Bowman, b. 8 Sept., 1822. 

ill Mary A., b. 12 June, 1829; res. Coldbrook Springs, Mass.; m. 
10 Jan., 1849, Daniel M. Parker, b. in Wolcott, Vt.; d. in C. S., 
25 March, 1899; was a selectman, and res. Coldbrook Springs. 
Ch. (Parker): 

1 Clarence Henry\ b. 31 Oct., 1849; m. 1872, Ida M. Bemis; 
has been St. Rep., selectman and postmaster. Ch.: Harry B.», 
a selectman. 

2 Evander Leroy, b. 28 Aug., 1851; m. 1880, Georgiana M. 
Hawkins. Ch.: i Maud E.®; ii Minnie L. 

3 Floyd R., b. 30 Aug., 1853; m. 1875, Lizzie Cleveland. Ch.: 
i Virgil R.°; ii Mary A. 

4 Daniel M., b. 8 July, 1855; m. Eldora E. Hawkins. Ch.: 
i MiUicent A."; ii Nelhe M. 

5 Maida Adele, b. 5 April, 1857; m. 1877, Frank E. Stevens; 
s. p. 

341 MARIA THERESA^ daughter of Henry^ and Anna 
(Phillips) Brigham; born in Barre, Mass., 20 Sept., 1800; died in 
Templeton, Mass., 8 March, 1861; married, 1 May, 1828, George 
Newton, who died in Templeton, 12 Oct., 1879- He was a farmer 
and resided in Templeton. 

Children (Newton), born in Templeton: 

i Henry Phillips^ b. 14 Nov., 1829; d. 25 Oct., 1886; m. 1854, 
Lucinda Severy; res. Boston. Ch.: 
1 Olive M.*; 2 George Henry; 2 ch., d. y. 
ii Peter Augustine, b. 10 May, 1831; m. Elizabeth Castle; res. 
Chicago. Ch. : 
1 Henrietta^; 2 Agnes; 3 Leslie; 4 Charlotte; 5 Peter. 
iii Samuel Dexter, b. 9 Jan., 1833; d. 9 July, 1886; 4 years in Civil 

War; res. Chicago, 
iv Edward Franklin, b. 28 Feb., 1835; res. Concord, 111. 
V Ann Maria, b. 24 March, 1839; m. a physician, 
vi George WilHara, b. 29 March, 1841; d. 23 Jan., 1889, in Chicago; 
in 57th Mass. Inf., Civil War, 

S42 JOSIAH FAY% son of Uriah'* and Elizabeth (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 11 Oct., 1801; died there, 28 Aug., 
1878; married (1), 1828, Sally Warner, daughter of Foster Paige; 
born in Bakersfield, 5 Aug., 1808; died there, 11 March, 1829; 
married (2), 1831, Sylvina, daughter of Perley Hall, born in Berk- 
shire, Vt., 6 Jan., 1812; died in Bakersfield, 20 Nov., 1844; mar- 
ried (3), 1847, Jane, daughter of John Fay; born in St. Armand, 
P. Q., 1820; died 30 Jan., 1899- 

At the early age of 1 8, Fay took charge of the family estate be- 
cause of the death of his father; became a man of wide reading; 



SIXTH GENERATION 295 

was a good neighbor, husband, and father. Although of positive 
opinions and candid in the expression of them, he was highly 
esteemed in the community and exerted a large influence on public 
affairs. Although a Democrat in a Whig or Republican State, he 
was thrice elected to the Legislature, 1857, '69, and '76; was also 
frequently chosen selectman. In 1855, he was given the degree of 
Honorary A. M., by the University of Vermont. He took a great 
interest in the magnificent bequest left to the town by his brother, 
Peter Bent, and one of his last public acts was to attend the meet- 
ing which was to decide; concerning the use of the fund and to vote 
for the school as now established. 

Child (by first wife), born in Bakersfield: 

i Seneca Paige', b. 18 Feb., 1829; d. 10 March, 1831. 
Children (by second wife), born in Bakersfield: 

ii Sarah Jane, b. 16 April, 1835; m. 27 April, 1866, William, son of 
William B. Kendall; b. in Rockingham, Vt., 8 April, 1823; d. 
in Newtonville, Mass., 7 Oct., 1893. Ch. (Kendall), b. in Boston; 

1 Sylvina B?, b. 6 July, 1870; was grad. Emerson Coll. of Ora- 
tory; m. 1- Jan., 1896, Charles H. Watson of Philadelphia. Ch. 
(Watson): Brigham KendalP, b. 1896. 

2 7. Fay Brigham, b. 29 July, 1871; educated Mass. Inst. Tech- 
nology and Boston Univ. Law School. 

3 Peter Bent Brigham, b. 9 March, 1873; d. 21 March, 1873. 
637 iii Albert Gallatin, b. 12 March, 1836. 

iv Roxana, b. 3 July, 1838; m. 20 April, 1861, Prof. Charles Bird, 
son of Richmond Hankinson, b. in Gravesend, Ont., 24 Nov., 
1831; d. in Woodstock, Ont., 6 June, 1867. She was Lady Prin- 
cipal and teacher of French in " Canada Literary Institute," 
Woodstock; he was grad. from Univ. of Mich.; Prof, of Mathe- 
matics and Nat. Sciences in " Canada Literary Inst." ; she is 
a teacher in Medford, Mass. Ch. (Hankinson): 

1 Jennie B.\ b. 25 Dec, 1862; d. 25 Feb., 1879. 

2 Hattie B., b. in Woodstock, 17 Jan., 1865; res. Medford. 
Children (by third wife), born in Bakersfield: 

V Frances Gertrude, b. 31 May, 1848; m. Robert Breck Brigham, 

539; res. New York City, 
vi Col. Herbert Fay, b. 13 July, 1852; m. 17 Sept., 1894, Jennie 
M. C. Hill, a painter in oils; b. in W. Farnham, P. Q., 27 April, 
1853; he attended the l^niv. of Mich. Law School in 1874 and 
'75; admitted to the Franklin Co., Vt., bar; member of the 
Legislature of Vt., 1882 and '84; practices law in Bakersfield, 
where he res. 
vii Mary Fay, b. 24 June, 1856; m. 21 Feb., 1900, Arthur L. Weeks 

of St. Albans, Vt. 
viii Hattie F., b. 18 June, 1858; d. 6 Feb., 1864. 

343 *PETER BENT*', son of Uriah^ and Elizabeth (Fay) 
Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 4 Feb., 1807, died, unmarried, 
Boston, Mass., 24 May, 1877. 

* John Bent' (1596-1672), son of Robert Bent (1566-1631) came from Penton 
Grafton, Parish of Weygill, County of Hants, Eng., sailing from Southampton in 



296 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

His father died leaving a widow and several small children de- 
pendent upon themselves for a livelihood. He came to Boston as 
a boy, making the first part of his journey on horseback, with sad- 
dlebags containing his food and scant apparel. His horse becom- 
ing useless, he made his way on foot and by working on a Middle- 
sex canal boat. Starting in the fish and oyster business, selling at 
first from a wheelbarrow, he finally , acquired a lease of Concert 
Hall, a well-known restaurant, corner of Court and Hanover 
Streets, which he conducted until about 1869^ when the widening of 
Hanover Street required a portion of liis building, and he retired 
from the restaurant business. His business always prospered, but 
his largest success was made in real estate, in which he invested 
shrewdly in his immediate vicinity. His judgment in matters of 
real estate, street widening, and general municipal improvement was 
often sought by the city officials. He was, one of the early directors 
of the Fitchburg railroad and continued in office until his death. He 
never sought public office. He was a man of fine personal appear- 
ance, honest and straightforward in his dealings, and his habits 
and life were regular. Careful as to food, and a total abstainer 
from liquors and tobacco, his health was of the best. In manner 
he was cordial and of heart kindly. His innate sympathy ,was 
especially illustrated in his anti-slavery sentiments and the gentle 
kindness which he ever showed to the negro. Among his papers 
after his death were found two cancelled wills, dated before 1862, 
by which he gave the bulk of his estate for the emancipation of 
the slaves. He often lamented his want of a liberal education, and 
his will made generous provision for the improvement of the educa- 
tional system of his native town, where Brigham Academy is named 
for him.* He died in his residence, still standing, on the north- 
east corner of Bulfinch and Allston Streets. He is buried in 
Magnolia Avenue, Mt. Auburn. The bulk of his estate, aggregating 
about $1,300,000, was given to found the Peter Bent Brigham Hosr 
pital. (See Appendix.) 

the Confidence, of London, John Hobson master, in April, 1638. He became one 
of the founders of the town of Sudbury. He brought with him his wife, Martha, 
and five children. One son, Peter ^ (1629-1678) married Elizabeth , of Cam- 
bridge, about 1651, settled in Marlboro, for which town he was one of the petitioners, 
and died in England in May, 1678. His real estate at his death was valued at 
£431. His house was garrisoned, burned by the Indians and one of his sons was 
scalped during King Philip's War. His son Peter ' married Abigail Barnes. Their 
son Peter* of Marlboro (1707- 1798) served in the General Court and the first 
three Provincial Congresses. Peter Bent Brigham's mother was Elizabeth Fay, 
whose mother was Mary (Bent) Fay, wife of Josiah Fay of Southboro and daughter 
of Peter Bent * and sister of Abigail (Bent) Brigham, wife of Benajah Brigham. 
Robert Breck Brigham, nephew of Peter Bent Brigham, was fifth in descent from 
" the distinguished Peter Bent *." 

• Mr. Brigham bequeathed $40,000 to his native town; $10,000 to be devoted 
forever to maintaining and beautifying the village cemetery, and $30,000 for 
educational purposes. The town voted " to use the income of the Brigham School 



SIXTH GENERATION 297 

344 BENJAMIN GOTT% son of Uriah^ and Elizabeth (Fay) 
Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 10 June, 1808; died in Fair- 
fax, Vt., 16 March, 1858 ; married in Fairfield, Vt., 25 Feb., 1835, 
Esther Potter, daughter of Thomas Northup, born in Fairfield, 17 
June, 1809; died 25 Oct., 1879- , 

He was many years treasurer and selectman of Fairfield, and 
represented the town in the , Legislature. At the time of his death 
he was on the eve of receiving the appointment of U. S. Collector 
for the District of Vermont. He was a talented man with excel- 
lent powers as a debater. In his day he was one of the largest 
farmers in New England. 

Children, the eldest born in Jericho, Vt., the others in Fairfield: 

i Clarissa N.% b. 1 Feb., 1836; d. in Philadelphia; m. 4 May, 1859, 
Julian H. Dewey of Fairfax, Vt. Ch. (Dewey) : 

1 Gott^ who d. 

2 Julian H., a physician in Philadelphia. 

3 Archibald R., a lawyer in Philadelphia. 

ii Uriah, b. 22 June, 1839; d. in Fairfield, 29 May, 1842. 
iii Elizabeth F., b. 8 April, 1843; m. Ira Clark of Brandon, Vt., 

where she d. s. p. 
iv Benjamin Gott, b. 17 April, 1847; d. 1 May, 1847. 
V Henry Randolph, b. 31: July, 1848; d. in Boston, 24 Feb., 1884; 
m. 8 June, 1875, Ida E., dau. of Willard and Mandana (Gif- 
ford) Wight of Barnard, Vt.; b. there, 22 April, 1852. Mr. 
Brigham was admitted to the bar in Boston at the age of 21, 
and when he d. he was a member there of the firm of Proctor 
& Brigham, and had a large practice, especially in the Court of 
Insolvency. He was president of the Mercantile Co-operative 
Bank and associate justice of the District Court in Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., where he resided. He was an habitual student, had fer- 
tility of resources, and his knowledge of law and men, his 
nerve and firm will, made him' equal to any emergency in his 
business, where he was respected for his integrity, conscientious- 
ness and wisdom. In private life he maintained, in his home 
and in his friendships, the highest ideals, which were founded 
upon a deep religious faith. Ch., b. in Jamaica Plain: 
1 Pauline Wight^, b. 4 Feb., 1877; drowned, accidentally, in 
Squam Lake, N. H., 6 Sept., 1905. She was grad, with high 
honors from Radcliffe Coll., Cambridge, 1898; she traveled and 
studied abroad for more tlian a year; a "flower-like" girl, 
with a brilliant mind and sincere character, her young life 
was full of promise of large achievement, because of her 
broad sjTnpathies and indefatigable industry. 

Fund for the maintenance of a high school to be called Brigham Academy." Mrs. 
Sarah B. Jacobs of Boston, sister of Peter Bent Brigham, Mrs. Roxana B. Han- 
kinson of Bakersfield, and Mrs. S. Jane Kendall of Boston bought a large tract 
of land in the centre of the village, built and equipped a commodious brick structure 
and presented it to the town. Mrs. Jonathan Northrop of Sheldon, Vt., subsequently 
gave a public clock and bell. A bust of Mr. Brigham, by Millmore, stands in the 
building. Mrs. Jacobs died in 1891, leaving $100,000 to the Academy. The school 
was opened 26 Aug., 1879, and is one of the best in Vermont. 



298 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Henry Randolph, b. 6 April, 1880; grad. from Harvard Coll., 
1901 ; after a year of travel abroad, he entered the Harvard 
Law School and grad. 1905; admitted to the bar in 1905, 
and practices law in Boston; res. unm., in Cambridge. 

345 NANCY% daughter of |Edward^ and Beulah (Hawes) Brig- 
ham; born in Petersham, Mass., 10 May, 1796; died in Lancaster, 
Mass., 29 May, 1883; married, 10 Nov., ,1819, Hon. Francis B., 
son of Francis Fay; born in Southboro, Mass., 12 June, 1793; died 
in Chelsea, .Mass., 6 Oct., 1876. Mr. Fay removed from South- 
boro to Boston and thence to Chelsea about 1809, and became the 
first mayor of Chelsea when it was, incorporated as a city. 

Children (Fay) : 

i Hon. Franklin Brigham', b. in Southboro, 24 Jan., 1821; d. in 
Chelsea, 20 March, 1904; m. (1) Rebecca, dau. of Judge William 
Bridges; m. (2) Mrs. Lucy P. Atwood. Mr. Fay was in the 
Legislature as Representative in 1657, and Senator in 1867. 
Became Mayor of Chelsea in 1861, and served also in '62 and '63. 
During the war, he spent nearly all the time at the front aiding 
sick and wounded soldiers, and was known as the " war mayor " ; 
was a delegate to the Convention which renominated Lincoln, and 
a Mass. elector in 1868. In 1880 was appointed general agent 
and secretary for the S. P. C. C, having previously been connected 
with the S. P. C. A. It would be impossible in a few words to 
state the invaluable service that he gave to the work of this 
society, but it will not be forgotten for a long time to come. His 
public services were numerous and varied, and he always gave 
of his best whenever called upon. Ch.: 

1 Harry F.^, res. Brookline. 

2 Sibyl, m. James W. Clark; res. N. Y. City. 

ii Norman Warren, b. 23 Feb., 1825; d. 23 April, 1826. 
iii Henry Gregg, b. 25 April, 1831; m. Clara Pearce; res. Chestnut 

Hill, Boston. Ch.: 
1 Alice^; 2 George F., of Seattle, Wash, 
iv Eugene Francis, b. 10 March, 1840; m. Elizabeth Robbins of 

Walpole, Mass.; res. s. p., Boston. 

346 ARTEMAS% son of Edward^ and Beulah (Hawes) Brig- 
ham; born in Petersham, Mass., 22 Oct., 1799; died there, 22 June, 
1894; married (1), 20 Dec, 1827, Sophronia, daughter of David 
Witt; born Hubbardston, Mass, ll^April, 1809; died in Petersham, 
14 Jan., 1862; married (2), 10 June, 1863, Mrs. Mary A. Ham- 
mond, who died 27 April, 1881, ae. 76. Was a farmer and lived 
to a great age. 

Children, born in Petersham: 

i Norman C?, b. 16 May, 1829; d. in Barre, 28 July, 1899; m. 

31 March, 1852, Caroline Osgood, b. in Barre, 18 April, 1832. 

Ch., b. in Barre: 

1 Fred A.^, b. 9 Jan., 1857; res. Spencer, Mass., where d. 16 

May, 1897; m. 18 Jan., 1883, Minnie E., dau. of Hanson White; 

b, in Barre, 7 Jan., 1861. Ch.: i Edward H.% b. 15 May, 






Henry R. Brigham, of Boston (344) 



SIXTH GENERATION 299 

1885; ii Daisy G., b. 4 Dec, 1886; d. y.; iii Carrie, b. 26 
March, 1889. 
2 Nellie 8., h. 7 April, 1862; m. 6 Oct., 1885, Frank Nye of 
Barre. Ch. (Nye): i Rosella C.\ b. 25 Sept., 1887; ii Minnie, 
b. 1891; d. 1891; iii Frank, b. 10 Jan., 1893; iv Frederic O., 
b. 17 Oct., 1897. 
ii Jane Sophronia, b. 17 Sept., 1835; d. in Barre, "2^ March, 1867; 
m. 8 Feb., 1860, Henry M. Bassett, b. in Barre, 19 April, 1836. 
Ch. (Bassett), b. in Barre: 

1 Walter Artemas^, b. 6 Aug., 1861; m. 20 March, 1884, Mary 
C. Peck, b. 12 May, 1863; res. on his grandfather Brigham's 
farm in Petersham. Ch.: i Henry E.^ b. 12 March, 1885; d. 
y. ; ii Leslie Walter, b. 21 April, 1886; iii Ina Loretta, b. 
5 Aug., 1888; d. y. 

2 Stella M., b. 30 April, and d. 4 Aug., 1863. 

347 SARAH BRECK% daughter of Edward^ and Beulah 
(Hawes) .Brigham; born in Petersham, Mass., 22 May, 1808; died 
in Plymouth, N. H., 9 Nov., 1898; married, 20 May, 1833, Phil- 
lander, son of Stephen and Hannah (Briggs) Wood^of Plymouth; 
born in Petersham, 11 April, 1809; died in Plymouth, 15 Sept., 
1891. 

Children (Wood), the 2 eldest born in Barre, Mass., the 4 youngest in 
Middlebury, Vt.: 

i Stephen', b. 8 Aug., 1834; d. 5 Sept., 1837. 

ii Leander, b. 21 Dec, 1835; d. 16 May, 1870; m. 11 Feb., 1864, 
Cordelia Ryder, who d. 28 Feb., 1868; res. N. Y. Ch.: 

1 Frank Fay\ b. 29 July, 1866; d. 30 July, 1885. 

2 Henry Hunt, b. 29 Dec, 1867; d. 5 Feb., 1892. 

iii Sarah D., b. in Salisbury, Vt., 27 May, 1837; d. 7 Dec, 1837. 

iv Josephine A., b. in Salisbury, 6 Jan., 1839; res. unm., Laconia, 

N. H.; d. May, 1906. 
V Edward D., b. 20 Sept., 1642; m. Mary P. Ostrom, b. 9 Oct., 

1842; d. 30 Jan., 1894^ res. Boston. Ch.: 

1 Helen A.", b. 5 June, 1867; m. 24 June, 1904, Henry E. 
Urann. 

2 Herbert B., b. 13 April, 1870; d. 5 Sept., 1882. 

vi Perlin K., b. 16 May, 1844; m. 5 April, 1871, Julia A. Roberts 
of Charlestown, Mass., b. 21 July, 1849. Ch.: 

1 Julia L?, b. 2 July, 1872; m. 18 June, 1892, Harry Fifield. 

2 Sarah B., h. Sept., 1874; m. 18 June, 1900, Ernest C. Cheswell. 

3 Alice M., b. 19 Aug., 1876; m. William Pelisser, 37 Nov., 
1902. 

4 Boxana D., h. 24 Feb., 1880; m. 31 Dec, 1900, Ralph E. 
Garvin. 

5 George F., b. 7 July, 1882; unm, 

6 Irving, b. 9 Aug., 1885; unm, 

7 Beulah H-, b. 20 Dec, 1887; unm. 
All res. in Maiden, Mass. 

vii Maleska O., b, 28 Nov., 1846; res. Laconia. 

viii Sarell H., b. 4 Nov., 1849; m. 26 Nov., 1874, John W. Clark, b, 
13 Sept., 1848; res. Laconia. Ch. (Clark): 
1 Josie A?, b. 25 Nov., 1875; unm. 



300 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

348 EDWARD^ son of Edward^ and Beulah (Hawes) Brig- 
ham; born in Petersham, Mass., 1 Jan., 1814; died in Boston, ,19 
June, 1891; married, 28 March, 1839^ Frances Tyler; born in 
Boston, 28 Oct., 1822; died 24 Jan., 1903. He was Supt. of the 
East Boston Ferries for 50 years, and, resided in East Boston. 

Children, born in E. Boston: 

1 Edward Francis^ b. 2T July, 1839; m. 2 Nov., 1864, Josephine 
Crocker. Ch. : 

1 Florence Tylei^, b. 25 Aug., 1868; m. Charles P. Fernald. 

2 Edna Josephine, b. 4 March, 1884. 
ii Martin Tyler, b. 30 Oct., 1841; d. y. 

Hi Frances Belinda, b. 20 Feb., 1843; d. 2 Aug., 1865. 
iv Martin, b. 20 Aug., 1845; d. 1848. 

V Harriet Amanda, b. 9 Sept., 1847; d. 1848. 

vi Tyler, b. 13 Dec, 1848; m. 1 June, 1882, Harriet A. Titcomb 
Fearing of Newburyport, Mass.; res. in Brookline, dealer in 
Ladies' Cloaks, in Boston, 
vii Elmina S. R., b. 9 March, 1852; m. 25 Dec, 1874, Corliss Wad- 
leigh of Medford, Mass. Ch. (Wadleigh) : 

1 Mina Beulah^ b. 19 March, 1875; m. 25 July, 1899, Wm. H. 
Brooks. Ch. (Brooks) : Gertrude Wadleigh', b. and d. 23 May, 
1900. 

2 Corliss, h. 19 Aug., 1880. 

Tiii Charles Henry, b. 26 June, 1854; m. 3 Oct., 1878, Alice D. Poole; 
res. WoUaston, Mass.; manufacturer of ladies' waists in Boston. 
Ch.: 

1 Edward T.^ b. and d. 26 Jan., 1880. 

2 Edward Tyler, b. 29 Dec, 1880; a note salesman in Boston; 
res. WoUaston. 

3 Clarence, b. 31 Aug., 1883; d. 7 Dec, 1885. 

ix Harriet Nellie, b. 28 Nov., 1859; m. 3 Aug., 1883, Walter S. 
McLauthlin of Webster St., E. Boston. Ch. (McLauthlin) : 
1 Mina Brigham^, b. and d. 1885. 

349 TIMOTHY^, son of Phineas^ and Susanna (Howe) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 8 Feb., 1786; died in Granville, 
Pa., 24 Aug., 1829; married (1) Patty Damon; married (2), 12 
Oct., 1820, Abigail Mason, who died in Smithfield, Pa., 7 June, 
1857. He was a farmer. 

Children (by first wife): 

638 i Ebenezer Damon% b. in GranviUe, 15 Feb., 1808. 

639 ii George, b. in Smithfield, 16 Oct., 1809. 

iii Mary Ann, m. Andrew Swain, and had several children. 

640 iv Phineas, b. in Smithfield, 22 Jan., 1815. 

V Timothy. 

vi Joseph, m. — . Ch.: 

1 Julia^, m. Charles Beach; d. s. p. 

2 Clayton, m. ; had one son who res. N. Y. State. 

Children (by second wife), born in Granville: 

vii Harriet, b. 4 Aug., 1821; d. in Burlington, Pa., April, 1859; m. 

Charles Taylor, 
viii Addison M., b. 24 Feb., 1823; d. in Leroy, Pa., Sept., 1883; m. 
Jane Carr; a farmer. 



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641 ix Henry C, b. 24 March, 1835. 

X Charles B., b. 6 Dec, 1826; d. in Smithfield, May, 1884; m. 
Lucilia Beach; he was a farmer. 

642 xi Horace A., b. 29 May, 1828. 

350 PHINEAS^ son of Phineas^ and Susanna (Howe) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 31 Dec, 1787; died in Madison, N. 
Y., 17 Sept., 1852; married 18 Feb., 1809, Susan Ames, bom in 
Buckland, Mass., 11 March, 1792; died in Hamilton, N. Y., 4 April, 
1876. He removed in 1810 to ^ Eaton, N. Y., and also resided in 
Morrisville and Madison, N. Y. 

Children, the eldest born in Southboro, the next 5 in Eaton, amd the 
youngest in Madison: 

643 i Lucy% b. 18 Nov., 1810. 

644 11 Lucius, b. 25 July, 1812. 

Ill Mary, b. 12 Aug., 1814; d. 4 April, 1830. 

645 Iv Horace Ames, b. 14 Oct., 1817. 

V Emily, b. 16 Nov., 1819; m. Leonard Homes (see 643). 
vl George Howe (Rev.), b. 13 Aug., 1823; m. 1853, Eliza A. Perry; 
grad. from Hamilton Coll.; from Theological Seminary in 1853; 
was a clerg}rman in Central New York for 17 years; 23 years 
Dist. Secy, of the American Baptist Missionary Union; res. s. p., 
Cortland, N. Y. 

646 vii Edwin Pierson (Rev.), b. 11 Aug., 1828. 

351 SOPHIA", daughter of Phineas^ and Susanna (Howe) 

Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 5 May, 1792; died ; 

married Elijah Williams of Cazenovia, ,N. Y. 

Child {Williams), born in Cazenovia: 

1 (Rev.) Dwighf, b. 28 April, 1826; d. 13 June, 1898; m. 1855, 
Keziah E. Lane of New Hartford, N. Y.; licensed to preach, 1850, 
by the M. E. Church; held several charges on Litchfield Circuit, 
and others; his health was frail and he had to take vacations; an 
abolitionist and prohibitionist, he was N. Y. State Secy, for the 
party candidate in 1873; was Asst. Editor of the Northern 
Christian Advocate, and edited The Watchword; published 2 
volumes of verse, The Beautiful City, in 1876, and Mother of 
the Wonderful, in 1887; he was an idealist, and a writer of 
numerous booklets, hymns, songs, etc. He was interested in 
the B. F. A., and wrote and sent copies of poem " Brigham " for 
the Worcester Reunion, of which the following is the first stanza: 

" Hail, sons of Brigham ! Loyal stock ! 

A chapter in our story, 
Whose genesis is Plymouth Rock, 

Its chivalry and glory; 
Hail, daughters of a sturdy band, 

Who faced the sunset beauty. 
To build their altars long to stand. 

Dear shrines of love and duty." 

Ch. (Williams): 
1 Susan B?; 2 Prof. Dwight, Jr., of Cazenovia; 3 Dau. (Mrs. 
Vernon Bartow) ; 4 Child, d. y. 



302 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

352 GEORGE HOWE% son of Phineas^ and Susanna (Howe) 

Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 14 Dec, 1799;. died in Chicago, 

1882; married Sally Maria, daughter of Deacon Evarts of Auburn, 

N. Y.; born, 24 March, 1804; died 1880. Resided in Auburn. 

Children: 

i Caroline Matilda^ b. 9 March, 1822; d. June, 1826. 
ii Charles Philip, b. 5 July, 1823; m. 3 Sept., 1850, Loraina Bur- 
dick, b. 29 Sept., 1827; d. 1899. Ch.: 

1 Alice\ b. 27 Dec, 1851. 

2 Mary, b. 17 June, 1855. 

3 Clara, b. 28 March, 1862; d. May, 1886. 
iii Mary Jane, b. 2 Jan., 1825; d. July, 1826. 
iv Mary Matilda, b. 9 Aug., 1826; living in 1905. 

V Caroline Matilda, b. 28 Dec, 1828; d. 4 July, 1829. 
vi George Fitch, b. 5 Oct., 1830; m. Maria Jones; res. 15 Lincoln 
Ave., Freeport, 111. Ch.: 
1 William H.\ b. 24 Aug., 1857. 
vii James Rollins, b. 12 Oct., 1832; m. 31 Dec, 1861, Maria Parks, 
b. 17 April, 1844. Ch.: 

1 George H?, b. 6 Marcl^ 1866; d. 21 Aug., 1893. 

2 James R., Jr., b. 28 Nov., 1869. 

3 Frederick W., b. 10 June, 1878. 

viii Willian* Oscar, b. IT Dec, 1833; m. 27 Nov., 1856, Ann Eliza, 
dau. of Seymour and Dorcas (Higgins) Scoville; b. 15 April, 
1836; res. Toledo, O. Ch.: 

1 Frank Seymour^, b. 5 June, 1858. 

2 Williami Oscar, Jr., b. in Auburn, N. Y., 14 June, 1864; m. 
21 Oct., 1896, Ida May Herman, b. in Laselle, Mich., 4 Dec, 
1867; res. Toledo. Ch.: i Herman Corless', b. 25 Nov., 1897; 
ii Verne Elsworth, b. 22 Sept., 1902. 

3 Alice Eliza, b. 9 Feb., 1870. 

ix Dudley E., b. 12 Oct., 1838; d. 21 Nov., 1841. 

353 SALMON*', son of Phineas^ and Susanna (Howe) Brig- 
ham; born in Eaton, N. Y., 15 July, 1805; died in Madison, N. Y., 
24 Jan., 1890; married, 24 March, 1831, Mary Ann, daughter of 
Oliver Sumner; born in Eaton, 13 April, 1812; died in Madison, 29 
June, 1887. He lived in Eaton and Madison. 

Children, the 6 elder born in Eaton, others in Madison: 

i Oliver Sumner', b. 16 Feb., 1832; d. in Madison, 24 June, 1866; m. 
9 Sept., 1862, Virginia, dau. of Daniel Livermore; b. 15 Sept., 
1839; d. 13 Feb., 1874. Ch.: 
1 Harry Blossom^, b. in Madison, 20 Dec, 1864; d. 19 March, 
1869. 
ii Susan Howe, b. 3 March, 1834; d. 5 Aug., 1896; m. 25 June, 
1855, Henry Martin Blossom of St. Louis, Mo. Ch. (Blossom), 
b. in St. Louis: 

1 Edmund Dwight^, b. 7 July, 1856. 

2 Russell Nelson, h. 22 June, 1859; d. 1 Feb., 1897. 

3 May, b. 28 Sept., 1861; m. 3 Nov., 1886, Thomas Chandler 
Kimber. 

4 Susan Sumner, h. 25 July, 1864. 

5 Henry M., Jr., b. 10 May, 1866. 



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647 iii Orlando L., b. 19 Dec, 1835. 

iv Dwight W., b. 10 June, 1838; d. 38 July, 1851. 
V Caroline M., b. 30 Jan., 1840; d. 28 Jan., 1851. 
vi Mary Wattles, b. 29 May, 1842; m. 20 Sept., 1865, Sanford 
Gillette Scarritt of St. Louis. Ch. (Scarritt) : 

1 Charlotte Mary\ b. 27 Oct., 1866; m. 14 Nov., 189 1, Charles 
Marie de Bremond. Ch. (De Bremond): i Mary Louise', b. 
14 Dec, 1897; ii Edith Antoine, b. 21 March, 1900. 

2 Edith Agnes, b. 5 June, 1870; m. 22 Jan., 1895, Edmund 
Arthur Manny. Ch. (Manny) : i Edmund Scarritt', b. 18 
Sept., 1897; ii Mary Sanford, b. 29 March, 1904. 

3 Daisy, b. 9 April, 1872; d. 9 May, 1876. 

vii Harriet Sophia, b. 21 July, 1844; m. 25 July, 1872, Marcus Dixon 
Dodd of St. Louis. Ch. (Dodd) : 

1 Agnes\ b. 8 May, 1873; m. 8 May, 1900, Thomas T, Richards. 
Ch. (Richards): Eleanor', b. 12 July, 1902. 

2 Florence, b. 2 Oct., 1874. 

3 Grace, b. 5 April, 1877. 

4 Helen, b. 16 Oct., 1878. 

5 Ruth, b. 3 Aug., 1880. 

6 Samuel M., b. 28 Aug., 1882. 

7 Marcus D., b. 28 Jan., 1888. 

8 Randall, b. 27 Dec, 1889. 

viii Ellen Elizabeth, b. 9 May, 1846; m. 30 Sept., 1865, Daniel Liver- 
more of Sangerfield, N. Y. Ch. (Livermore): 

1 Katherine Ella\ b. 26 Sept., 1866. 

2 Dam'eZ ^Toward, b. 28 Sept., 1868; m. Helen Hale Ch.: How- 
ard Jerome', b. 28 April, 1893. 

3 Mary Virginia, b. 16 Oct., 1873; m. Herbert Ray Burgess. 
Ch. (Burgess): i Daniel L.», b. 19 June, 1896; ii Jane, b. 13 
Oct., 1898; iii Herbert R., b. 12 Aug., 1900; iv Katherine, 
b. 21 July, 1901. 

4 Harry Brigham, b. 19 Sept., 1875. 

5 Agnes Sumner, b. 15 March, 1879; m. Murray Moore Storke. 
Ch. (Storke): Elliot Gray', b. 7 Sept., 1900. 

ix Arthur L., b. 2 Nov., 1849; m. 15 Jan., 1872; Minnie E., dau. 
of Da%'id Z. Brockett; b. 20 April, 1854; res. Madison. Ch.: 

1 Hattie E.^ b. 20 March, 1873. 

2 Faith Crosby, b. 9 July, 1882. 

X Agnes L., b. 2 Nov., 1849; m. 15 Dec, 1881, Jay W. Coolidge of 

Denver, Colo, 
xi Delivan Dwight, b. 5 May, 1852; d. 23 March, 1857. 

354 ASHBEL«, son of Ashbel SamueP and Persis (Brigham) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 July, 1800; died there 10 
Oct., 1861; married Lydia H., daughter of Oliver Russell, born 
23 Dec., 1795; died 1 April, 1888, in, or near Worcester, Mass. 
Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Maria Elizabeth', b. 17 Oct., 1821; m. Aug., 1847, Edward 
Forbes Barnes, M. D., grandson of 170; b. 1809; d. 1878; was 
grad. Harvard Coll., 1838; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Barnes), b. in 
Marlboro: 
1 Elizabeth Forbes\ b. 1848; d. 1869. 

(Josephine A., whom they adopted, was b. 1870; ra. , 

and d. 1904. 



304 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

ii Olive C, b. 29 Nov., 1833; m. 3 May, 1846, Charles L. Fay, son 
of 408; b. in Marlboro, 29 Sept., 1822; d. 26 March, 1897, in 
Marlboro. Ch. (Fay), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Henrietta Adrian^, b. 5 April, 1847; m. Herbert Hudson. Ch. 
(Hudson): Lewis'. 

2 Mary Frances, b. 23 July, 1852; m. Samuel P. Cannell of 
Everett, Mass. 

3 Charlotte Sophia, b. 23 June, and d. 2 Oct., 1854. 
iii Nahum B., b. 21 Oct., 1825. 

iv Mary J., b. 31 Dec, 1827; m. in Lancaster, 26 Sept., 1849, Charles 
B. Russell of Marlboro. 

V Ann Janette, b. 7 April, 1830; m. 1850, George W. Loud of 
Randolph, Mass., b. 1828; d. 1875. 

vi George Winslow, b. 9 Nov., 1832; d. in Boston, 5 Aug., 1898; m. 
28 Dec, 1857, Joanna H. Claflin of Holliston, Mass.; res. Wor- 
cester. Ch. : 

1 William F.^ b. 1 Dec, 1858; d. 15 March, 1878. 

2 John C, b. 6 Aug., 1860 ; d. 9 Oct., 1861. 

vii Charles L., b. 9 Nov., 1838; m. Martha Washington, probably 
dau. of Jonathan Brigham, grandson of 83. 



355 VARNU]\P, son of Ashbel SamueP and Persis (Brigham) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., ,8 July, 1802; died in West- 
boro, 25 July, 1848; married June, 1824, Mary D., daughter of 
John Bigelow of Charlton, Mass.;, born there, 4 April, 1807; died 
in Chicopee, Mass., 6 March, 1873. Resided in Worcester, where 
he was the first merchant tailor. 

Children: 

i Persis P.', b. 1 Aug., 1825; d. 4 Jan., 1851. 
il Mary J., b. 14 June, 1827; d. 25 Sept., 1857. 
iii Calvin L., b. 8 Sept., 1828; d. 15 Oct., 1850. 
iv Sarah J., b. 23 Sept., 1830; d. s. p., 23 Jan., 1856; m. William 

Eager. 
V Varnum B., b. 21 Feb., 1833; m. Cate Harris. Ch.: 

1 Varnnm Charle.f^, res. Worcester, 
vi Emery P., b. 18 Jan., 1835; d. Jan., 1835. 

vii Mary L., b. 18 May, 1836; d. in Providence, R. I., s. p., 1872; 
m. (1) John H. Robinson, who d. ; m. (2) James Chaffee. Ch. 
(Robinson) : 
1 Willie H.^, d. j. 
viii Frances Felicia, b. in Worcester, 3 Sept., 1838; d. 24 May, 1900; 
m. Nathaniel Fenner Hopkins, b. 4 Feb., 1838; res. Salem, Mass, 
Ch. (Hopkins): 

1 Clarence B.\ b. 4 July, 1862; d. 5 July, 1865. 

2 Martha Amelia, b. 18 Feb., 1865; m. Charles H. Kaler. Ch. 
(Kaler): i Carrie F.''; ii Herbert H. 

3 Maude Frances, b. 30 March, 1867. 

4 Florence Evelyn, b. 1 Oct., 1868; res. Salem, Mass. 

5 Stella, b. 17 June, 1870. 

ix Martha A., b. 25 July, 1840; d. s. p., 1864; m. George Shat- 

tuck. 
X John A., b. 18 Sept., 1843; d. 2 Aug., 1854. 



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xi Abby H., b. 31 Dec, 1845; m. 1865, Horace M. Emerson, who d, 
1881. Ch. (Emerson) : 
1 Mary D.\ b. 1866; m. Walter E. Dyer. Ch. (Dyer): i Abby'; 

ii Jennie. 
3 Oliver M., b. 1869. 

356 CHARLES% son of Ashbel SamueP and Persis (Brigham) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro^ Mass., 26 Sept., 1806; married Mary 
Jane Day; born 23 Feb., 1810. Probably resided in Philadelphia. 

Children : 

i Harriet J.', b. 2 July, 1830. 

ii Eleanora, b. 2 Dec, 1831. 
iii Charles E., b. 12 Oct., 1833. 
iv George F., b. 28 Feb., 1835. 

V Mary E., b. 3 March, 1837; res. Philadelphia, 
vi Joseph D., b. 27 Jan., 1838, 
vii John D., b. 15 Sept., 1840. 
viii Ashbel S., b. 18 Sept., 1842. 
ix Thomas T., b. 3 March, 1847. 

X William L., b. 15 Jan., 1849. 

357 MARY*', daughter of Ashbel SamueP and Persis (Brig- 
ham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 21 March, 1815; died in 
Providence, R. I., 30 April, 1879; married, 7 May, 1834, Jonathan 
Jenks, born in Brookfield, Mass., S.Jan., 1811; died in Providence, 
8 Oct., 1885. He was a direct descendant of Roger Williams in 
the 7th generation; the emigrant Jenks was an inventor, and had 
the first patent in this country; he made the dies for coining the 
" Pine Tree " shilling, and built the first fire engine in America; 
came from Hammersmith, ,Eng. 

They moved to Providence in 1839, where he was a merchant. 
She was a woman of sterling character, whose influence wiU be felt 
for many generations. 

Children (Jenks) : 

i Charles Brigham', b. in Springfield, Mass., 27 Jan., 1836; d. 
19 April, 1903, in Providence, where a merchant; m. 9 Dec, 
1863, Amelia Peabody of Newport, R. I., b. 25 Dec, 1843. Ch., 
b. in P.: 
1 Arthur Peabody^ b. 14 Dec, 1865; d. 24 Nov., 1869. 
3 Richard Peabody, b. 28 May, 1870. 
3 Vincent Wait, b. 22 Oct., 1872; d. 4 Aug., 1873. 
ii Adelaide Persis, b. 20 Nov., 1839; m. 14 Dec, 1864, Edward 
A. Peabodie, wool merchant of Providence; b. 29 Sept., 1825; 
d. 26 Dec, 1892. Ch. (Peabodie): 
1 Mary Blanche^ b. 19 Sept., 1866; d. 24 Sept., 1866. 
iii William Samuel, b. 23 Jan., 1842; m. 14 June, 1865, Martha I. 
Kingsley; b. Aug., 1840. Ch.: 
1 Harry Kingsley^; 2 Frederick Augustus. 
iv Abby Mallard, b. 25 June, 1844; m. 29 March, 1865, Eliphalet 
I. Armington, b. in Seekonk, Mass., 30 June, 1841 ; was in the 
Civil War nine months; res. Dorchester. Ch. (Armington): 



306 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 Edith Blanche^, b. 18 Dec, 1866; d. in P., R. I., 21 Aug., 
1903; m. 18 Apr., 1887, Ralph F. Ketchum, b. in St. John, 
N. B., 12 April, 1866. Ch. (Ketchum): Eleanor Armington», 
b. 5 March, 1888. 

2 Betsey Brigham, b. in Everett, Mass., 15 April, 1877; m. 25 
June, 1903, Herman K. Higgins. 

V Caroline Harrington, b. 19 Nov., 1846; d. 1 Aug., 1900; m. 3 
Nov., 1886, Rich. W. Pinney, b. in Springfield, Mass., Dec, 1846; 
res. there. 

358 ARTEMAS® son of LovewelP and Betty (Rice) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, 27 April, 1796; died 25 Jan., 1839; married Mary- 
Ann, daughter of Aaron Arnold, who died 5 Sept., 1838, ae. 31. 

Children, horn in Marlboro : 

i William H.% b. 18 Aug., 1831; probably had ch.: 

1 Alfred^, who m. Elizabeth Barnes, granddaughter of 395. 
ii Lydia A., b. 28 Dec, 1833; d. 1 Oct., 1834. 

648 iii John Baker, b. 11 Aug., 1835. 

iv Mary S., b. 25 Feb., 1837; m. D. O. Frost of Saxonville, Mass. 

359 CAPT. FRANCIS% son of Ivory^ and Sally (Wilkins) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 12 April, 1813; died in Hudson, 
Mass., 7 Dec., 1880; married (1), 5 Jan., 1835, Sophia, daughter 
of Francis Gleason; born 18 April, 1814<; died, 31 Aug., 1845; mar- 
ried (2) Emily N. Houghton, who died 6 Dec, 1855; married (3) 
24 May, 1856, Persis E. Watkins, born 20 May, 1818; died 22 
June, 1886. 

He resided in Feltonville, now Hudson, where he founded the 
firm of F. Brigham & Co., shoe manufacturers, erecting a very 
complete factory on part of the fine waterpower which he owned. 
In 1861, although there were 17 shoe shops in ,the place, his was 
the principal one and he employed 300 men. They made large 
quantities of shoes for soldiers in the Civil War. To-day, the firm 
of F. Brigham & Gregory Co., is the oldest shoe manufacturing 
concern in the United States, with large facilities. Was selectman 
for Marlboro 1846-1847; Representative, 1850-1852. 
Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 

i Francis D.', b. 27 Oct., 1835; d. 20 Sept., 1836. 

649 ii Rufus H., b. 9 June, 1837. 

iii Wilbur F., b. 9 April, 1839; d. unm., 13 Nov., 1901. Educated 
at Monson Academy and learned his father's business in all its 
details; was in the Civil War 100 days, and prevented from 
further service by poor eyesight; an active worker in the tem- 
perance cause, and supporter of the Baptist church. In 1865 
went into business with his father and became Vice-President of 
the F. Brigham & Gregory Shoe Co. 

iv Capt. William F., twin to Wilbur, enlisted 6 Aug., 1862, and 
d. in the hospital in Annapolis, Md., 6 Feb., 1865; was in the 
battles of Fredericksburg and Vicksburg; was a remarkable 
mathematician, with good powers of oratory, and known in his 



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youth as the " Eloquent Brigham," taking part in many debates 
with older and riper men, and showing unusual ability. 
650 V Waldo B., b. 23 June, 1841. 

vi Laura S., b. 14 Sept., 1843; m. Charles A. Wood of Hudson, 
and d. 
Children {by second wife), born in Marlboro: 
vii Infant, b. Jan., 1853; d. y. 
viii Ida M., b. 6 April, 1855. 

360 CHARLES% son of Ivory^ and Sally (Wilkins) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro^ Mass.,jll Dec, 1815; died in Hudson, Mass., 2 
Jan., 1899; married, 5 Oct., 1841, Sarah H. Barnard; born in 
Harvard, Mass., 30 July, 1820; died .30 July, 1880. 

Mr. Brigham was one of the last survivors of the sixth genera- 

ation of Brighams. He was a farmer and contractor. Was assessor 

in Marlboro in 1849, and for many years overseer of the poor. 

Was a great temperance laborer and an anti-slavery man; verv 

public spirited and one of the founders and leading men in the 

Unitarian church. 

Children, born in Feltonville : 

i Charles G.^ b. 9 July, 1842; res. unm., in Hudson; in the Navy 
in 1862, in the South Atlantic, on the Ino; then in the Light 
Battery in Virginia. 
ii Warren S., b. 14 Jan., 1844; d. 19 Feb., 1904; res. Marlboro, 
and Randsburg, Cal.; m. Isabella S. Leighton of Marlboro, who 
d. 14 Nov., 1875. Ch.: 

1 Lena Isabella^, b. 11 March, 1872; m. 24 Nov., 1892, Carl L. 
Hanson, b. in Sweden, 1863; res. Los Angeles, Cal. Ch. 
(Hanson): i Charles L.», b. 11 March, 1894; ii Irma I., b. 1 
April, 1897; iii Leighton J., b. 18 Sept., 1903. 

2 Cora, m. Howe of No. Adams, Mass. 

3 Ralph W., m. ; has 1 ch. ; res. Bakersfield, Cal. 

4 Grace, m. ; res. Los Angeles. 

5 Leslie, res. unm., Los Angeles. 

iii Sarah L., b. 26 June, 1845; m. Everett Hussey of Hudson. Ch. 

(Hussey) : 

1 Harry E.\ grad. Tufts College; res. s. p., Pittsfteld, Mass. 
iv Francis W., b. in Hudson; m. ; a farmer, res. 

Hudson. Ch. : 

1 Cliford^, m. ; 4 ch. 

2 Irvine/, m. s. p. 

v Harriet H., d. 30 Aug., 1860, ae. 10. 

vi Caleb B., res. s. p., Hudson, 

vii Horace, b. 12 June, 1857; d. 30 Dec, 1861. 

viii Infant, twin to Horace; d. y. 

361 ARTEMAS WARD% son of Artemas^ and Mary (Cornish) 
Brigham; born in New Marlboro, Mass., 25 Dec, 1781; married, 
5 Feb., 1814, Sophia Phelps of Chatham, N. Y. Resided in West- 
moreland, Oneida Co., N. Y., but we are not informed as to his 
later years and time of death. 



308 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children, born in Westmoreland: 

i Origen S/, b. 15 March, 1815; d, 24 Dec., 1850; m. Sept., 1842, 
Frances E. Waterman of Troy, N. Y. Ch.: 
1 Adeline F.^ b. 20 May, 1846, in Troy, 
ii Austin P., b. 18 Sept., 1819; d. 3 May, 1822, in "Westmoreland. 
651 iii Edwin W., b. 4 Feb., 1825. 

362 BETSEY% daughter, of Artemas^ and Mary (Cornish) 
Brigham; born in New Marlboro, Mass.; died in Clinton, N. Y.; 
married, Harvey, son of Walter Pollard of Clinton. 

Children (Pollard), born in Clinton: 

i H. Franklin', b. 28 April, 1816; d. in Verona, N. Y., 22 Dec, 

1862; was a dwarf, 
ii Mary Eleanor, b. 21 June, 1819; d. in Hartland, N. Y., 7 Jan., 
1887; m. 29 Oct., 1845, Levi H., son of David IngersoU of Clinton; 
moved to Middleport, N. Y. Ch. (IngersoU), b. in Middleport: 

1 Ella Mary\ b. 21 April, 1849; d. 26 Sept., 1849. 

2 Henry Brigham, b. 6 Dec, 1852; res. Hartland; m. 25 Sept., 
1875, . 

iii Martha Ann, b. 5 May, 1823; m. 22 July, 1846, Parsons S., son 
of Rev. Rufus Pratt; res. Dorset, Vt. Ch. (Pratt), the second 
and third b. in Winfield, N. Y.: 

1 Anna Serena^, b. in Niles, Mich., 20 Jan., 1848; d. unm., 25 
Nov., 1865. 

2 Carrie Guyon, b. 24 Aug., 1849; m. Charles B. Gilbert of 
Dorset, Vt.; 6 ch. 

S Ada Martha, b. 13 July, 1852; ra. John Sherman of Dorset, 

Vt.; 4 ch. 
4 Bertha Mary, b. in Dorset, 8 Aug., 1858; d. 4 Feb., 1904. 
iv James Harvey, b. 3 July, 1832; m. (1) 31 March, 1856, Lorania 
Ely; m. (2) 4 Aug., 1882, Mrs. Mary A. La Due; was in Serroll's 
Eng. Corps, Civil War; res. Middleport, N. Y. Ch. (by first 
wife) : 

1 Floyd\ b. 19 Dec, 1857. 
Ch. (by second wife) : 

2 Martha Eleanor, b. 5 July, 1884. 

363 REV. JOHN CLARK% D. D., son of John^ and Phebe 
(Clark) Brigham; born in New Marlboro, Mass., 10 Feb., 1794; 
died in Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 Aug., 1862; married, 23 Aug., 1840, 
Maria E. Evertson; born in New , York City, 5 Feb., 1811; died in 
Brooklyn, 10 Dec, 1864. 

Dr. Brigham was graduated A. B. from Williams College in 1819; 
completed his course at Andover Theological Seminary in 1822. 
He spent four years in South America and Mexico at the suggestion 
of the A. B. F. M., studying religious conditions; as a result, 
Protestant chaplaincies , were established in Rio Janeiro and other 
centers. Returning home in 1826, became Corresponding Secretary 
of the Am. Bible Society, being the first secretary appointed to 
give all his time to the work; held this position until 1862 with 
singular ability and success. Largely through his influence the 



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present Bible House in New York was erected. He received the 
degree of D. D. from Andover^ in 1832. 

Children, born in Brooklyn: 

i John Cotton', b. 18 Sept., 1841; d. Sept., 1843. 
ii EUza Roosevelt, b. 27 Dec, 1842; d. unm., 13 Oct., 1890. 

652 iii Walter Evertson, b. 14 March, 1845. 

iv Mary Douglass, b. 18 Sept., 1847; m. 21 Dec, 1869, John Henry 
Cooke, b. in Litchfield, Conn., 11 Nov., 1843; he engaged in 
business, and res. retired in Brooklyn. Ch. (Cooke), b. in Brook- 
lyn: 

1 Adelaide^, b. 3 Oct., 1870; m. 14 March, 1900, John Sayres, 
b. in B., 6 Feb., 1875; res. Brooklyn. Ch. (Sayres), b. in B.: 
i Clinton*, b. 23 March, 1903; ii Philip Isham, b. 28 Sept., 
1904. 

2 May Roosevelt, b. 11 Nov., 1882. 

653 V Amariah Ward, b. 14 Oct., 1850. 

vi John Knox, b. 29 Jan., 1854; was grad. Univ. City of New York, 
1873, A. B.; P. B. K., 4th honor, 3d fellow; studied architec- 
ture; was in business as designer and importer and contractor 
in N. Y. City until appointed Inspector in Bureau of Water 
Purveyors in 1890, and Clerk in Bureau of Water Register in 
1894; res. unm.. New York City; is now engaged in mercantile 
pursuits. 

vii Antoinette Gibson, b. 29 April, 1856; m. 30 Sept., 1886, James 
Burling Hopper, b. in Paterson, N. J., 19 Feb., 1851; d. in El 
Paso, Texas, 14 March, 1901. Ch. (Hopper), b. in Brooklyn: 
1 Louise Roosevelt^, b. 31 July, 1887, 

364 HARRY®, son of John^ and Phebe (Clark) Brigham; born 
in New Marlboro, Mass., 19 June, 1796; died in Chatham, N. Y., 
16 Oct., 1864; married, 18 Jan., 1827, Sarah, daughter of Alex- 
ander Bowman; born in Chatham, 1 Feb., 1808; died in Jersey City, 
30 Nov., 1885. 

Children, born in Chatham: 

i Phebe Ann', b. 11 June, 1829; a teacher for forty years; prin- 
cipal of No. 1 School, Bergen, N. J.; d. unm., Stamford, N. Y., 
27 May, 1903. 

654 ii Lewis Alexander, b. 2 Jan., 1831. 

655 iii John Calvin, b. 15 Aug., 1883. 

365 DR. AMARIAH®, son of John'' and Phebe (Clark) Brig- 
ham; born in New Marlboro, Mass.,, 26 Dec., 1798; died 8 Sept., 
1849, in Utica, N. Y.; married, 23 Jan., 1833, Susan Root of 
Greenfield, Mass.; born ^23 Aug., 1811; died 12 Nov., 1896. He 
went with his father to Chatham, N. Y., in 1805. 

After early hardships he began to practice medicine in Enfield, 
Mass., soon after reaching his majority, and then went to Green- 
field and established himself in competition with practitioners of 
age and established reputation. He became eminent in his pro- 



310 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

fession in Massachusetts and in Hartford, Conn., where he began 
to practice in 1831 after a year abroad. He regarded infant 
schools and religious revivals .as frequent inducers of insanity. 
His little volume " Influences of Mental Cultivation on Health " 
and his later works, " Influences of Religion on the Health and 
Physical Welfare of Mankind," were in advance of their time; 
they are behind the present expression of thought which he contrib- 
uted to form. His last special work, "An Inquiry concerning the 
Diseases and Functions of the Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerves," 
only indicates what was then known on the subject. In 1840, 
Dr. Brigham was appointed Superintendent of the Retreat for the 
Insane in Hartford; from there he went to a similar institution in 
Utica. Endowed with rare judgment, unselfishness, courage and 
an iron will, he gave himself fully to the service of mankind in 
a much needed field, educating the public and the Legislature as 
to the needs of the insane, and in 1844, with his own means, es- 
tablished the Journal of Insanity, the first periodical of that char- 
acter in the world, and which is still published. He was the 
pioneer in all modern methods for caring for the insane. Pritch- 
ard, at the head of one of the greatest English asylums, advised 
an American to seek in the Utica asylum a degree of perfection 
not then found in England. Dr. Brigham was truly a great man 
in his day and generation, but is more highly appreciated now than 
he was in his own time. " Brigham Hall " Hospital, Canandaigua, 
is named in his honor. 

Children, the 3 eldest born in Hartford, the 2 youngest in Utica: 
i Susan M.^ b. 25 Oct., 1833; d. 19 Feb., 1881. 
ii John Spencer, b. 7 July, 1836; d. 16 Aug., 1848; his early 

death hastened his father's decease, 
ill Helen, b. 1839. 

iv Louise, b. 17 Aug., 1843; d. 1901. 
v Mary L. (posthumous), b. 1 Feb., 1850; d. 10 June, 1871. 



366 ELIZA% daughter of John'^ and Phebe (Clark) Brigham; 
born in New Marlboro, Mass., 27 Aug., 1801; died 24 June, 1870; 
married 6 Feb., 1825, Robbins, son of Jabez and Mary (Robbins) 
Burrell of Sheffield, O., born 20 Sept., 1799; died 24 Aug., 1877. 
She was, a woman of strong character. 

Children (Burrell), bom in She^eld: 
i Solon', b. 26 Feb., 1826; d. 1828. 
ii Phebe A., b. 2 Oct., 1827; d. 2 Feb., 1851. 
Hi Solon J., b. 7 Dec., 1829; d. 5 Oct., 1854. 

iv Lewis Brigham, b. 1 April, 1832; he served in the Navy, 1864-65; 
res. Portland, Oregon; retired from business; has always been 
a helper of others. 
V Edward P., b. 21 Jan., 1835; d. Nov., 1891; a man of high 




Amariah Brigham, M.D. (365) 



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integrity; m. 19 Nov., 1862, Rosa Clifton, and res. Sheffield, O. 
Ch.: 
1 Harry C.% b. 15 Dec, 1863; m. Tempe Garfield; res. Sheffield; 
5 ch. 
vi Howard A., b. 4 Jan., 1838; m. (1) 15 Oct., 1863, Harriet Ever- 
son, who d. 5 June, 1876; m. (2) 20 Dec, 1877, Martha Jackson; 
he stands high as an editor in Iowa, and has a unique style; grad. 
from Oberlin Coll. 
vii Julia E., b. 15 Nov., 1840; m. 19 Dec, 1866, John Merton; res., a 
widow, in Oberlin; she is " a copy of her mother." Ch. (Merton): 
1 Leicis B.^ b. 4 March, 1868. 
viii Dwight R., b. 1 March., 1843; m. 20 March, 1890, Clara B. Kent; 
res. s. p., Canandaigua, N. Y. ; a grad. of Oberlin CoU., and has 
a medical degree from the Univ. of Mich.; he was given charge 
of " Brigham Hall " Hospital for the Insane in 1876, and has 
since remained at the head of the institution which was named 
for his uncle. Dr. Amariah Brigham. 

367 RUFUS**, son of John^ and Lucy (Howe) Brigham; born 
in Alstead, N. H., 29 June, 1791; died in Ackworth, N. H., 23 
Aug., 1867; married 24 Feb., 1814, Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac 
Duncan, born in Alstead, 22 Sept., 1794; died 27 April, 1858. He 
was a farmer and resided in Ackworth, N. H. 

Children, born in Ackworth: 

i Harvey Duncan', b. 23 May, 1815; was at Middlebury Coll. in 
1840 and '41; a merchant and teacher; d. s. p., at Pana, III., 
31 Oct., 1868; m. 4 Nov., 1845, Mary L. Ulrich, who d. 1872. 

656 ii Elizabeth Ann, b. 18 March, 1819. 

iii Marinda, b. 3 March, 1824; d. 25 Oct., 1836, 

657 iv Martha Lucina, b. 23 Jan., 1831. 

368 POLLYS daughter of John=^ and Lucy (Howe) Brigham; 
born in Alstead, N. H., 16 Sept., 1797; married 10 April, 1817, 
Samuel McKeen; resided in Ackworth, N. H. 

Children (McKeen), born in Ackworth: 

i Polly', b. 29 March, 1818; m. (1) 28 April, 1841, Lewis Beck- 
with, who d. 22 Jan., 1845; m. (2) 19 June, 1847, Henry C. 
Stickney. Ch. (Beckwith): 

1 Henrf, b. 10 Sept., 1842; d. 17 Sept., 1859. 
Ch. (Stickney): 

2 Augustine W., b. 27 April, 1848. 

3 Albert; 4 Mary; 5 Charles; and 2 others. 

ii Samuel, b. 7 May, 1820; m. 2 Nov., 1840, Clarissa Spencer; res. 
Ackworth. Ch. : 
1 Martha Ellen^, m. George Wallace, 
iii John, b. 13 March, 1822; m. 22 Dec, 1842, Sarah A. Brown; 
res. Ackworth and Russell City, Kan. Ch.: 
1 John G.^; 2 Lyman A.; 3 Dean W.; 4 Annie. 
iv Lydia, b. 4 Aug., 1824; d. 20 June, 1855; m. 2 Nov., 1844, Free- 
land Hemphill; res. Ackworth. Ch. (Hemphill): 
1 Kathleen M.\ b. 20 Oct., 1845; m. Watson G. Pettingill; had 
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312 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Eugene F., b. 13 Nov., 1847. 

3 Ashton G., b. 17 Sept., 1849; res. Holyoke, Mass. 

4 Julian A., b. 17 Aug., 1853; d. 25 April, 1854. 

V Martha E., b. 21 Feb., 1828; m. (1) 28 June, 1849, Charles Ward 
of Wayland, Mass.; m. (2) James Hubbard Way, 2 Dec, 1852; 
res. Lempster, N. H. Ch. (Ward) : 

1 Etta^, b. 21 April, 1850. Ch. (Way), 

2 Emma, b. Sept., 1853. 

vi Jonathan L., b. 21 Feb., 1835; m. 17 May, 1859, Jennette L. 

George; res. s. p., Ackworth. 
vli Catherine S., b. 14 Aug., 1839; m. George F, Youngman, Ch. 

(Youngman) : 
1 Etta^, res. Lempster, N. H. 

S69 CAPT. AARON«, son of Stephen^ and Louisa (Howe) 
Brigham; born in Alstead, N. H., 20 Oct., 1797; died in Marlboro, 
N. H., 16 Feb., 1876; married (1) 13 June, 1825, Susan K., 
daughter of Philip Proctor of Sullivan, N. H., born 11 Jan., 
1797; died in East Alstead, 29 Jan., 1865; married (2) 1 May, 
1867, Mrs. Elvira W., widow of Calvin Stone; she died s. p., 5 
Oct., 1884. In early life a school-teacher, became a farmer and 
resided on the homestead in Alstead, N. H. 

Children, horn in Alstead: 

1 Evelina FideUa^ b. 11 April, 1829; d. 23 Feb., 1901; m. 25 
Nov., 1852, John Warren Sawyer, b. 28 July, 1826; a farmer of 
Marlboro, N. H. Ch. (Sawyer): 
1 Lestina A}, b. 1855; m. (1) 1876, Charles E. Richardson; m. 
(2) 1896, George E. Holbrook, grandson of 370; res. s. p., 
Amherst, N. H. 
il Lestina Amanda, b. 17 May, 1832; d. in Butler, 111., 22 Feb., 
1872; m. 23 Oct., 1855, David Smith Ware, b. in Gilsum, N. H., 
25 Oct., 1828; moved to Butler. Ch. (Ware), 7 youngest b. in 
Butler: 

1 John^, b. in HiUsboro, N. H., 7 Jan., 1857; res. Waverly, 111. 

2 Arthur, b. in HiUsboro, 18 Nov., 1858; m. 27 Oct., 1881, Mary 
Adaline Aten (or Aiken). Ch., b. in Butler, i Frank"; ii 
Roy; iii Mabel; iv Wilma. 

3 David, b. 2 Aug., 1860; m. 17 Dec, 1890, Charlotte Cass 
Mack. 

4 Theoda, b. 4 June, 1863; d. 2 Sept., 1864. 

5 Lyman Trumbull, b. 15 Feb., 1865. 

6 Beulah, b. 8 Oct., 1866. 

7 Emily, b. 5 Dec, 1868; m. 20 Nov., 1890, Jesse Ware Osborn. 
Ch. (Osborn): i Wesley'; ii Grace. 

8 Clarence Brigham, b. 13 Feb., 1872; d. 1 Aug., 1872. 

9 Clara Lestina, b. 13 Feb., 1872; d. 26 July, 1872. 
658 Hi Willard Proctor, b. 25 Aug., 1835. 

iv Luceba Augusta, b. 25 Aug., 1836 ; m. 26 Sept., 1860, Justus 
Hurd Ware of Butler; she taught in Butler, and res. there 
after m. Ch. (Ware) : 

1 Mary Flora\ b. 29 Nov., 1862. 

2 Carrie Susan, b. 5 May, 1864; d. 1 Dec, 1866. 



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3 Qeorge Vincent, b. 25 Sept., 1867; m. 12 Dec, 1893, Mary 
Grace Bryce. 

4 Amy Lillian, b. 24 April, 18T3; m. 10 Oct., 1900, James A. 
Busby. Ch. (Busby) : Leland W.», b. 24 Nov., 1901. 

370 LYDIA^, daughter of Stephen^ and Louisa (Howe) Brig- 
ham; born in Alstead, N. H., 26 Feb., 1800; died 28 Feb., 1870; 
married 3 Nov., 1819, Stephen Holbrook, born 15 March, 1797; 
died 24 April, 1854. 

Children (Holbrook) : 

i Francis W.'', b. 23 Dec, 1820, in E. Alstead; d. 14 Dec, 1886; 
m. Olivia C. Howland of Franconia, N. H. ; res. Amherst, N. H. 
Ch.: 

1 Charles B.^ b. in E. A., 28 Oct., 1847; m. 15 May, 1872, Evelyn 
M. Atwood, who d. 25 Aug., 1872; m. (2) 30 April, 1878, 
Mary W. Hewlett; res. Manchester, N. H.; 2 ch. 

2 Louisa A., b. in Manchester, 11 May, 1849; d. 24 Sept., 1849. 
8 Mary O., b. in M. 23 Aug., 1850; m. 29 Jan., 1874, George A. 

Buzzell; res. Pasadena, Cal. 

4 Frank A., b. 30 Jan., 1853; res. Amherst; m. Maria E. Davis, 
b. 1852, of E. Jaffrey, N. H.; res. Amherst; 2 ch. 

5 {Dea.) George E., b. in Amherst, 12 Nov., 1854; res. there; m. 
(1) 6 Aug., 1885, Cora B. Fisher of Amherst, who d. 5 
March, 1894; m. (2) 7 May, 1896, Mrs. Lestina A. Richardson, 
granddau. of 369; 2 ch. 

6 Jennie, b. in A., 28 Dec, 1860; m. 21 Dec, 1881, Ola Ander- 
son; res. Concord, N. H.; 4 ch. 

ii Abigail Louisa, b. 3 March, 1823; d. 1 Dec, 1877. 
iii Stephen Hubbard, b. m E. A., 10 July, 1824; d. in Amherst, 30 
June, 1858; m. 1 Oct., 1850, Lovisa M. Smith of Rutland, Vt.; 
res. with son, 1905, in Detroit, ae. 81. Ch.: 
1 Albert W?, res. Detroit, 
iv Samuel B., b. 25 Sept., 1830; d. 14 Oct., 1845. 
v Ellen Maria, b. 23 Aug., 1842; d. 18 July, 1902; res. in Amherst. 

371 DAVID^ son of Stephen^ and Louisa (Howe) Brigham; 
born in Alstead, N. H., 25 March, 1802; died in Auburn, N. H., 
8 Feb., 1867; married (1) 10 April, 1827, Sophia, daughter of 
Dea. William Mark of Gilsum, N. H.; who died 4 Jan., 1852, se. 
48; married (2) 13 Jan., 1853, Lydia Smith, daughter of Jonathan 
Hall of Manchester, N. H., born in Auburn, Sept., 1819- 

He moved to Gilsum from Alstead in 1819; was a deacon in the 
church in Gilsum; treasurer ten years; also town clerk; was the 
first secretary of the anti-slavery society there, and gave the ma- 
terial to build a church. He operated a cotton mill and was in the 
clothier's trade; was also a music teacher at one time. He met 
with reverses in business and voluntarily chose poverty to help his 
creditors. Also resided in Manchester and Derry, N. H., and in 
the former place was again appointed a deacon of the church. 



314 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children (by first wife): 

i Elizabeth M.', b. in Gilsum, 19 Aug., 1829; d. 17 Sept., 1829. 
ii Mary Louisa, b. 11 July, 1832; d. IK March, 1905; res. Man- 
chester, 
iii Ellen Sophia, b. 14 July, 1834; d. 25 Sept., 1835. 
iv Eliza Ann, b. 30 June, 1840; d. 12 April, 1859. 
Children (by second wife): 

V George Munroe, b. in Manchester, 23 April, 1854; d. in Boston, 
vi Hattie Sophia, b. 21 Oct., 1856; res. New Haven, Conn, 
vii Minnie Ann, b. in M., 24 Nov., 1860; d. 
viii Fred Holbrook, b. in Auburn, 4 March, 1864; res. New Haven. 

372 ABRAM% son of Stephen^ and Louisa (Howe) Brigham; 
born in Alstead, N. H., 1 April, 1807; died in Fitchburg, Mass., 
12 March, 1872; married 28 March, 1831, Alma Moore, who died 
in Fitchburg, 20 Dec, 1888, ae. 85. Was a machinist and resided 
in Lowell. The male line is extinct. 
Children: 

i Maria Louisa', b. 28 Nov., 1831; m. 10 July, 1855, George W. 

Reed of Montreal, a prominent business man, who d. 20 April, 

1897, s. p.; they adopted two daus. 

ii Caroline K., b. 15 May, 1835; m. Charles A. Brooks, M. D., of 

Clinton, Mass., who d. 3 June, 1889; she res. in Montreal, but 

removed to . Ch. (Brooks): 

1 Alice Maria^; 2 Caroline Stevens; both res. Boston, 
iii Stephen H., b. 4 June, 1839; d. y., unm. 
iv George H., b. 10 Oct., 1841; d. 17* Aug., 1843. 
V Ellen E., b. 20 Oct., 1844; m. 24 Dec, 1868, Isaac Osgood of 
Fitchburg; she res. Lowell. Ch. (Osgood): 

1 Walter B.^, who res. New York City. 

2 and 3 d. y. 

373 WILLIAM% son of Abner^ and Elizabeth (Childs) Brig- 
ham; born in Princeton, Mass., 23 Nov., 1789; died 26 Aug., 1829; 
married 8 Feb., 1822, Alethea Bream of Virginia. Resided in 
Kanawha County, West Virginia. 

Children : 

659 i Mary Elizabeth', b. 29 Jan., 1823. 

660 ii Lavinia Virginia, b. 22 April, 1825. 

iii Maria Louisa, b. 30 July, 1827; d. 11 July, 1828. 

iv William Alexander, b. 6 June, 1829; d. 17 Aug., 1856; m. 21 June, 

1853, Margaretta Nixon, b. 10 Nov., 1830; d. 27 March, 1855. 

Ch.: 
1 Alethea B.\ b. 18 April, 1854; d. 29 Feb., 1855. 

374 LUCIUS% son of Abner^ and Elizabeth (Childs) Brig- 
ham; born in Princeton, Mass., 2 Dec, 1797; died in Marietta, 
O., 16 Dec, 1876; married (1) Caroline P. Goodnow; married (2) 
Lucy Roper. Resided in Marietta, O. 

Children, born in Marietta: 

i William', b. 19 Sept., 1833; d. 28 Jan., 1884; m. (1) Joanna 



SIXTH GENERATION 315 

Ellis; m. (2) Marie Huntsinger; m. (3) Anna P. Hubbard; res. 
Minneapolis, Minn. Ch.: 

1 Carrie^ h. in M., 14 Feb., 1860; d. unm., 10 Oct., 1886. 

2 Charles, b. 31 Aug., 1863; d. 6 May, 1864. 

ii Caroline E., b. 27 June, 1835; d. 29 March, 1883; m. William 
L. Rankin of White Cottage, O. Ch. (Rankin): 
1 Edward A'.*, b. 9 March, 1865; m. Martha Merriam; res. W. 
Zanesville, O. Ch. : Caroline®, 
iii Alonzo P., b. 2 March, 1837; m. Matilda Crouse; res. Burlington, 
Kan. Ch.: 

1 Newton Curtis^, b. 16 May, 1865; m. Ruth Shirres; res. St. 
Louis, Mo. 

2 Blanche B., b. 31 Aug., 1866; m. Robert O. Mills; res. 
Zanesville, O. Ch. (Mills): i Helen 0.^ b. 25 Dec, 1893; 
ii Mary, b. 3 Nov., 1895; iii Florence, b. and d. 1896; iv 
Donald, b. 28 March, 1902. 

iv Edward G., b. 21 June, 1839; res. Marietta; m. Sarah E. Ells. 
Ch.: 

1 Frank M.\ h. 1868; d. 1878. 

2 Carrie E., b. 12 Oct., 1870; m. J. William McKinley of 
Washington, D. C. Ch. (McKinley): i Carrie E.°; ii Edward 
B. 

3 Edward O., b. 2 April, 1873; d. 1874. 

4 William H., b. 27 Dec, 1874; res. Marietta. 

5 Mary F., b. 19 Aug., 1877; m. Charles S. Smoot of Parkers- 
burg, W. Va. 

6 Bessie E., b. 23 Dec, 1879. 

7 John E., b. 19 Sept., 1881. 

V Samuel, b. 24 Sept., 1841 ; d. 9 Sept., 1842. 
vl Julia L., b. 2 Oct., 1849; res. unm., Boston. 

375 JOHN*', son of Asa^ and Elizabeth (Marean) Brigham; 
born in Princeton, Mass., 24 Nov., 1791; died in Cobden, 111., 2 
Nov., 1870; married 19 Nov., 1816, Mary Moore, born 10 Oct., 
1796, probably in Ackworth, N. H.; died in Decorah, la., 27 Feb., 
1879. 

He was less than 3 years of age when his father died and he 
was brought up by his uncle Stephen Brigham in Ackworth, from 
which place he married his wife; removed to Keesville, N. Y. in 
1826, and later went west. 

Children, probably all born in Keesville, N. Y.: 

i William Marean^ b. 19 Sept., 1817; m. 6 Oct., 1842, Mary E. Rich 
of Burlington, Vt., who d. 28 Oct., 1893; he is a prominent citizen 
of Milwaukee, Wis., where he res., and in 1905 is one of the 
two surviving charter members of the Board of Trade there. Ch. : 
1 Charles R.\ b. 1850; d. unm., 1880. 
3 ch. d. in infancy, 
ii Mary Grout, b. 9 Jan., 1819; d. 17 Jan., 1820. 
iii Mary Caroline, b. 9 Feb., 1825; m. as his second wife, 24 Dec, 
1857, Isaac G. Goodrich, b. in Lockport, N. Y., 1814; (by his 
first marriage, to Catherine Ayers, he had a son James) ; res. 
in Cobden, III., and removed to Albert Lea, Minn., where res. 
s. p. 



316 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iv Lucy Elizabeth, b. 18 June, 1827; d. 26 Aug., 1849. 
V Martha Augusta, b. 10 Sept., 1830; d. 13 April, 1835. 

vi Justinian Holden, b. 12 Feb., 1832; d. 30 Jan., 1854. 

vii Sara Eliza, b. 16 Aug., 1833; m. 30 July, 1857, Judge Ezekiel 
Cutler, A. M., b. in Waterford, Vt., 26 April, 1827; d. in Decorah, 
la.; he grad. from the Univ. of Vt., in 1853; was Lieut. Col. of 
the 31st la. Vols, in the Civil War; she res. Decorah, in 1903. 
Ch. (Cutler): 

1 John Francis^, b. 29 April, 1862; res. Eureka, Ore. 

2 Mary Brigham, b. 12 March, 1866; grad. Carlton Coll., North- 
field, Minn.; was a teacher of German in this school; m. 
17 June, 1905, Clarence Wedger. 

3 Horace Eaton, b. 22 May, 1873; grad. Wisconsin Univ., 1904, 
a teacher in the Philippine Islands. 

viii Martha Moriah, b. 2 Jan., 1837; m, 25 Aug., 1859, William Hazel- 
ton, lawyer and banker of Albert Lea, Minn., where she res. 
Ch. (Hazelton): 

1 William B.\ b. 18 May, 1860; d. 11 June, 1875. 

2 Edward C, b. 11 Dec, 1865; d. 1 Sept., 1867. 

3 Frances Sophia, b. 11 April, 1868; m. 5 Oct., 1893, L. G. 
Hewitt, M. D., and res. Northwood, la. Ch. (Hewitt) : 1 
Leland H.", b. 11 Oct., 1894; ii Martha E., b. 12 Oct, 1897; 
d. 16 July, 1898. 

376 BETSEY% daughter of Asa^ and Elizabeth (Marean) 
Brigham; born in Princeton, Mass., 18 May, 1793; killed in a runa- 
way accident, 7 Sept., 1828; married, 4 July, 1811, James, son of 
James and Elizabeth (Davis) Browning of Hubbardston, Mass., 
(both of Scotland), born 30 Nov., 1788; died 12 Nov., 1837. 
They lived in Hubbardston. (By a second marriage he had two 
sons, George D., who was killed in the Civil War, and Josiah.) 
Children (^Browning), born in Hubbardston: 

i Asa B.\ b. 18 Oct., 1812; d. 14 Oct., 1815. 

ii Clara Sherman, b. 7 July, 1813; d. 22 Jan., 1878, in Cambridge, 
Mass., where she res.; m. 29 April, 1835, Appleton Clark (whose 
emigrant ancestor was Hugh Clark of Watertown and Roxbury) ; 
b. in Hubbardston, 10 Aug., 1807; d. 12 March, 1904, Ch. (Clark), 
b. in Hubbardston: 
1 Mary H.\ b. 14 Oct., 1839; m. 24 June, 1868, J. Gilman Waite; 

res. Medford, Mass. ; s. p. 
S Abby M., b. 2 April, 1841; res. Cambridge. 

3 Cecilia W., b. 29 Oct., 1843; res. Cambridge. 

4 Susan B., b. 9 Feb., 1845; res. Cambridge. 

5 Herbert A., b. IT Aug., 1847; m. Ella A. Fletcher, 1 Dec, 
1870; res. Haverhill; 6 ch.: 

6 Sybil E., b. 30 Dec, 1849; m. Ephraim Emerton, Prof, of 
Ecclesiastical Hist, at Harvard Univ.; 1 ch. 

7 Alice C, b. 14 Dec, 1856; d. 21 Dec, 1859. 
iii Elizabeth M., b. 1 June, 1815; d. 23 Nov., 1815. 

iv Sally Brigham, b. 6 March, 1817; d. 24 Aug., 1819. 
V James, b. 2 Feb., 1819; d. 26 April, 1819. 
vl James, b. 14 April, 1820; d. 23 May, 1898; m. 2 April, 1844, Ann 



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W. Whittemore, b. in Hubbardston, 12 Oct., 1821; d. 22 Jan., 
1898; was Corporal of the Color Guard in the 53d Mass. Regt., 
Co. H, in the Civil War. Ch.: 

1 Elizabeth A?, b. 18 Dec, 1846; d. 21 July, 1881; m. 22 Jan., 
1872, Eugene D. Shattuck; res. Newburgh, O. 

2 Sybil H., b. 9 March, 1857; m. 25 Nov., 1879, Silas A. Green- 
wood; res. Winchenden, Mass.; 1 ch. 

vil John, b. 21 Feb., 1822; d, 13 June, 1859; m. 2 Dec, 1847, Abigail 
D. Greenwood, b. 12 June, 1823; d. 14 Jan., 1903. Ch.: 
1 Henry E.\ h. 11 April, 1856; m. 8 Dec, 1880, Jennie A. 
Whitnej^; res. Worcester, Mass.; grad. of Worcester Poly- 
technic School. 
viii Betsey Brigham, b. 10 May, 1824; d. in Medford, Mass., 5 May, 
1904; m. 22 June, 1867, James O. Curtis, b. 1 Nov., 1804; d. 
3 March, 1890; res. Medford, Mass., s. p., where he was an im- 
portant citizen and a well-known builder of many ships, 
ix Sybil Marean, b. 7 April, 1826; m. 9 Sept., 1852, Henry J. Hunt, 
who d. 14 Oct., 1861; she res. in Medford. 

877 AARON% son of David^ and Sarah (Veeder) Brigham; 
bom in Denmark, N. Y., 21 Aug., 1809; married 30 June, 1834, 
Maria, daughter of Dea. Marther Bosworth of Lowville, N. Y. ; 
born 13 April, 1813. 

Aaron removed in 1833 from Lowville to Genesee County, Mich., 
and in 1836 to Hadley, Lapeer County, where he opened a farm 
remote from neighbors, schools or churches; in time, the region 
was peopled and he was successful in his enterprises. 

Children, the eldest horn in Genesee Co., Mich., the others in Hadley: 
1 George W.S b. 29 Feb., 1836; m. 27 May, 1857, Lydia A. Pierson 
of Atlas, Mich., b. 31 Dec, 1836, in Norwich, Canada; he was 
the first male child born in Genesee Co. Ch.: 
1 Mary Ella", b. in Hadley, 21 May, 1859. 
ii David C, b. 6 June, 1838. 
ill Morris, b. 5 Feb., 1844; d. 29 July, 1845. 
iv Mary Jane, b. 2 July, 1846. 

V Horace Alfred, b. 20 Aug., 1851 ; d. 22 Jan., 1852. 
vl Stephen Henry, b. 10 July, 1853. 

378 EDMUND SANFORD«, son of Silas^ and Rhoda (Morey) 

Brigham; born in Brownington, Vt., 11 July, 1808; died in Brown- 

ington, 25 Aug., 1862; married 14 June, 1840, Mary Buttrick, 

daughter of Silas Wolcott, born 28 Jan., 1811; died 5 Jan., 1869- 

Resided in Boston where he was for several years overseer at the 

State House. 

Children, born in Boston: 

i Charles Edmund% b. 13 May, 1841; m. 25 April, 1872, Alice Hut- 
ton, dau. of Richard Sims; b. in Salem, Mass., 5 April, 1843; 
he is a P. O. clerk in Boston, and res. Medford, Mass. Served in 
I2th Mass. Vols, and U. S. N., Civil War. Ch., b. there: 
i 1 Bertha Hamilton^, b. 8 Sept., 1874. 



318 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

■2 Fred William, b. 19 Dec, 1875. 
3 Florence Alice, b. 22 April, 1881, 
ii Elizabeth, 
iii Frederick George, b. 10 Feb., 1846; d. in Memphis, Tenn., 15 

Nov., 1867; was in the Civil War, Co. I, 45th Mass. Vols, 
iv William James, b. 16 Feb., 1849; m. 20 Oct., 1886, Mary Elizabeth, 
dau. of Stephen H. De Be Voise; b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 11 June, 
1857; he is a planter, Hollywood, Miss. Ch., b. there: 

1 Josephine Elizabeth^, b. 25 Aug., 1887. 

2 Hattie Marsh, b. 3 Dec, 1888. 

3 Mary Frances, b. 18 June, 1890. 

S79 EMILY% daughter of Silas^ and Rhoda (Morey) Brig- 
ham; born in Brownington, Vt., 17 Dec, 1809; died in Newport, 
Vt., 30 April, 1893; married 3 July, 1833, Hon. Thomas Carlisle, 
son of Amherst and Anne (Carlisle) Stewart; born 26 Oct., 1804; 
died, 2 Sept., 1865. 

Children {Stewart), horn in Brownington: 

i (Judge) Edward Amherst^ b. 13 June, 1834; d. in Newport, 2 
June, 1900; m. 1 Aug., 1860, Lucy Jane, dau. of Daniel and Lydia 
(Cook) KeUey of Derby; he was admitted to the bar in 1858; 
Asst. Clerk of the House of Representatives, Vt., 1859-61; Clerk, 
1862-63; also elected Judge of the Probate Court for Orleans 
County; in 1872 he bought a half interest in the Express and 
Standard of Derby, and was editor for 9 years; from 1881 was in 
the insurance business and settled estates; was long a deacon and 
treasurer of the church. Ch.: 

1 Emily Lydia\ b. 26 Aug., 1862; m. Axel W. Hallenborg. 

2 Charles Edward, b. 1 Jan., 1865; d. 28 July, 1880. 

3 John Carlisle, b. 6 Nov., 1868; d. 2 Feb., 1869. 

4 Kate Maria, h. 16 May, 1871 ; m. Jesse Holbrook. 

ii John Brigham, b. 14 July, 1835; d. in Auburndale, Mass., 17 Oct., 
1892; m. 12 April, 1864, Nancy A., dau. of Judge Isaac and 
Arabella (Cobb) Parker, of Coventry, Vt. ; she was born there 20 
Feb., 1839; res. Beebe Plain, P. Q. Ch.: 

1 Cora Lydia^, b. 5 Feb., 1867; res. in Boston. 

2 George Sawin, b. 30 March, 1870; m. 31 March, 1897, Mary 
Alice Heckman; res. Newton Highlands, Mass.; is a geneal- 
ogist; 4 ch. 

3 Florence Mae, b. 7 June, 1872; m. Harry Brown" Stewart of 
Beebe Plain, P. Q.; he is a descendant of Eunice^ Brigham 
Newton, dau. of 23. 

4 Annie Carlisle, b. 28 May, 1874; m. (1) Clinton W. Crandall 
of Woodland, Mass.; m. (2) Joseph Neal Day of Woolwich, 
Me. 

5 Helen Louise, b. 9 Nov., 1879; m. Dr. Nathaniel Niles Morse; 
res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

iii Persis Anne, b. 26 April, 1837; d. 13 June, 1880, in Sparta, Wis.; 
m. April, 1858, Capt. Martin Warner Davis of Coventry. Ch. 
(Davis) : 
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Jane Stewart; 5 Mabel Persis; 6 Carlisle Eleazer; 7 Persia 
Stewart; 8 John Tyler. 
iv Thomas Tyler, b. 24 March, 1841 ; d. 2 Feb., 1901 ; m. 13 May, 

1891, Mrs. Alice (Wick) Powers. 
V Martha Louise, b. 16 May, 1846; m. 12 July, 1870, Dwight C. 
Robbins. Ch. (Robbins): 
1 Herbert Stewart", b. 27 Oct., 1872. 

380 JOHN MOREY% son of Silas^ and Rhoda (Morey) Brig- 
ham; born in Brownington, Vt., 30 April, 1812; died ; 

married, 30 March, 1836, Maria Grow, born in Hyde Park, Vt., 
12 June 1811. Was a tanner and currier in Derby, Vt., and later 
kept the " Brigham Hotel " in Derby Center. 

Children, born in Broumington : 

i Geor-e Morey', b. 27 May, 1837; d. in Derby, where he res. a 
farmer, 10 Dec, 1879; m. 5 June, 1872, Julia Chandler, b. m 
Dorset, Vt., 10 Oct., 1852; she m. (2) Rev. Mr. Johnson of Iras- 
burg, Vt. Ch.: 

1 John M.^ b. 10 Oct., 1874. 

2 George Chandler, b. 19 July, 1879. 

ii Silas H b 26 Dec, 1841 ; m. 14 Feb., 1868, Olive J. Merrick, 
b. in Compton, P. Q., 1 May, 1845; he is a hotelkeeper m 
Lisbon, N. H., and was county sheriff in 1892 and 1893. Ch.: 

1 Harry S^ b. 17 June, 1869; m. Florence R. Clough, b. 10 
Oct., 1869; res. Lisbon. Ch.: Fannie J.», b. 10 Aug., 1887. 

2 George Merrick, b. 31 March, 1875. 

3 Fanny J., d. y. 

4 Frank L., b. 23 Jan., 1879. 

381 CHARLES% son of Silas^ and Rhoda , (Morey) Brigham; 
born in Brownington, Vt., 26 Oct., 1814; died in Boston, 13 Jan 
1900, se. 85; married, 28 July, 1862, Mary Frances, daughter ot 
Samuel Adams and Lydia (Stoddard) Locke of Boston, born 15 
Dec, 1828; died in Boston, 21 Jan., 1883. , 

He was a noted Boston Post-office employee, who entered the 
service in 1837 and at the time , of his retirement was the oldest 
in the service in the United States; he was a faithful worker and 
a most genial man. 

Child, born in Boston: _,,. 

1 Lieut. Charles Henry% b. 14 Nov., 1863; m. ^9 Ap"l, 1898 Ehza- 
beth, dau. of Hugh and Elizabeth (Munroe) MacDonald; res. 
Jamaica Plain. He served in the Spanish War, on U. S. S. 
Prairie, as Senior Watch and Division Officer on blockade of Cuba 
and Porto Rico. Was in engagement resulting in destruction ot 
Spanish S. S. Alphonso XII., near Mariel, 5 July, 1898. He was 
commissioned Lieut., U. S. N., 23 April, 1898; resigned 28 Sept., 
1898. Ch.: i Marion Ray, b. 5 Jan., 1902. 

382 ALBERT SMITH«, son of Silas^' and Rhoda (Morey) 
Brigham; born in Brownington, Vt., 19 Aug., 1816; died 4 Jan., 



820 THE HISTORY OF THE BEIGHAM FAMILY 

Mary Doe (Jenness) Mernll, born 10 March, 182S; died 5 Jan., 
J8»d. He resided m Boston. ' 

Children: 

i Emily Maria', b. 27 Feb., 1845; d. 12 Aug 1850 

1 Bertha Williams^, b. 20 Nov., 1876 

2 £f«AeZ Merrill, b. 14 July, 1881 

V Edmund Sanford, b. 5 Oct., 1853; m. 22 March, 1881, Martha 
J^Hunter; he is in the banking business; res. Dorchester Mass 

vi cL^rZT ?r'"\^- ^^ ^P"^' 1^^^' d- 31 March, 1884. 

1 PFaZfer iJaZ/jA^, b. 23 June, 1877. 

rEt!dl R °^- ^^^«II^«E G.», son of Aaron= and Charlotte 

(Read) Bngham; born 29 April, 1810; died married (U 

ZfZl' '.««;i^-^,*'"«hen. born 11 March, ISlfi/died 25 J 1, 

bett of Palmyra, Mich., born 17 July. 18S0. In 1832 he established 
h.mself m Monroe, Mich., as a manufacturer and dealer in fun^- 

Zyir """^ °' ^"P"™"' ^'''=™^"' -'y treasurerTd 

CAt7dr«n (6i/ first wife), bom in Monroe: 
i Mary L.^ b. 13 Feb., 1841. 
ii Charlotte E., b. 23 Nov., 1842. 
iii Edwin, b. 1 Sept., 1846; d. 21 Oct., 1846. 

nj.-Z ^J"""^' ^- ^^ ^^^^^' 1^*8; d. 25 Jan., 1849. 
CAtfrf (62/ second tot'/e), 6orn. m Monroe- 
V Mattie B., b. 9 Dec, 1855. 

384 MICAJAH R.% son of Aaron» and Charlotte (Read) Brig- 
ham; born m New Hampshire, 3 April, 1819; died 12 Feb., 1889; 

Z7'"L\ ?'';^ T^' ^"'^ ^^'^"^"^ ^^^^ ^" Monroe, Mich., 6 
Dec 1825; died 16 April, 1904. Resided in Monroe and Erie, 
Mich., and in Toledo, O. ' 

Children, the eldest born in Monroe, others in Erie • 

' M'n''\^--''T?'*:,' '^*'' °^- '' S^P^-' l^''!' William R. Gifford, 
^^^■^N f ^'^"<^^' Mich., 6 May, 1843; res. Toledo, O. Ch. 
(Gifford), b. in Erie, Mich.: 

1 Walter Fay', b. 2 Jan., 1874. 

2 Jessica M., b. 5 March, 1877. 

3 Gertrude, b. 13 Sept., 1881. 

ii Mary Jane, b. 7 Sept., 1849; m. 28 Dec., 1870, Frederick W. 
Himes, b. in Oswego, N. Y., 23 April, 1840; res. Toledo. Ch. 
(Himes): 



SIXTH GENERATION 321 

1 Malcolm B.^ b. 16 Oct., 1871. ,? 

2 Bessie B., d. y. 

3 Lottie E., b. 14 June, 1876, 

4 Robert A., b. 5 Jan., 1880. 

5 Frederick W., b. 29 July, 1881. 

6 Louis B., d. y. 

iv Oshea StoweU, b. 17 Aug., 1852; m. 27 Oct., 1881, Caroline 
A. Mulhollen, b. in Erie, 6 April, 1853; was grad. Ph. B., Univ. of 
Mich., 1874; M. D., 1876; Ph. M., 1877; res. Toledo. Ch.: 
1 Read Oshea\ b. in Toledo, 20 Dec, 1888. 

V William Elbridge, b. 6 Oct., 1858; m. 17 Feb., 1882, Ida M. 
Brown, b. in Woonsocket, R. I., 16 April, 1859; is in the Grain 
Commission business; res. s. p., Toledo. 

vl Charlotte Fay, b. 31 Dec, 1860; m..l879, Halbert B. Warren of 
Chicago, 111. ; res. Sandusky, O. Ch. (Warren) : 

1 Lucy M.\ b. 12 May, 1880. 

2 Helen B., b. 12 Jan., 1882. 

3 Clarence C, b. 1891. 

vii Charles Reed, b. 4 April, 1863; m. 3 Nov., 1886, Helen K., dau. 
of Benjamin and Martha (Keeney) Jones, b. 28 Aug., 1860; res. 
Toledo. Ch.: 

1 Norman i^.^ b. 13 Sept., 1887. 

2 Donald, b. 5 June, 1890. 

385 GEORGE% son of Capt. DanieP and ThankfuP (Brig- 
ham) Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 19 Oct., 1784; died in 
Groton, Mass., about 1868; married (1) 11 June, 1810, Betsey, 
daughter of Stephen and Rebecca (Howe) Morse of Marlboro, 
born 14 March, 1791; died 6 May, 1820; married (2) 20 Dec, 
1820, Margaret, daughter of William Shattuck of Groton, born 9 
Sept., 1795; died 30 Aug., 1853. Was a harness-maker and resided 
in Groton. 

Children (by first wife), born in Groton: 

661 i Betsey^ b. 10 May, 1811. 

662 ii George Dexter, b. 2 May, 1813. 

663 iii Emeline, b. 18 April, 1815. 

iv Son, b. 11 Nov., 1817; d. 12 Nov., 1817. 
Children (by second wife), born in Groton: 

V Margaret Ann, b. 6 Jan., 1822; m. 8 Dec, 1846, Rev. Joseph C. 
Smith, b. 18 July, 1819, in Waltham, Mass.; d. 29 Dec, 1857; 
was a missionary to the Sandwich Islands. Ch. (Smith) : 

1 Robert Boynton^, b. 21 Oct., 1847. 

2 William, b. 17 Nov., 1851; d. 1 July, 1652. 

3 Daughter, b. 25 Sept., 1853. 

664 vi Mary Loring, b. 2 Nov., 1823. 

vii William Boynton, b. 18 May, 1827; d. s. p., 1 April, 1856, at 
Burlington, Vt.; m. 17 June, 1849, Pamelia Wentworth of Starks- 
boro, Vt., b. 7 April, 1826; she m. (2) George W. Sipes of Galva, 
111. Ch.: 
1 Infant^, who d. 

viii Jane Laura, b. 22 Oct., 1829; res. imm., 1905, in Boston; was 
a teacher. 

665 ix Theodore, b. 29 June, 1833. 

666 X Charles Sumner, b. 15 Sept., 1835. 



322 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

386 CAPT. DANIEL^, son of Capt. DanieP and Thankful^ 
(J3ngham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Aug., 1786- died 
——; married, 27 May, 1810, Nancy, daughter of WiUiam and 
Elizabeth (Howe) Gates, born IQ Oct., 1790. He was living 
in Morse s day and inherited the tannery of his ancestor, Samuel, 
being the fifth Brigham owner in direct succession. Retired from 
business and occupied a part of the original estate of Samuel. 
Children, born in Marlboro: 

667 1 Henry^ b. 4 Oct., 1811. 

" ?85?.^' ^■' ^' ^^ ^^^*" ^^^^' ^- ''"'°-' ^" ^°"^^^^' ^'^^•' 1 March, 

668 iii Dennison, b. 23 May, 1816. 

iv Daniel F., b 11 May, 1822; m. Sarah Camfield of Cambridge, 
Mass.; res. in Marlboro. Ch.: ^ 

1 Kate O'Brien^, b. 24 Aug., 1853. 

2 William Dexter, b. 9 Feb., 1856. 

3 Nancy E., b. 2 Dec, 1858. 

387 WILLIAM«, son of Capt. DanieP and ThankfuP (Brig- 
Jiam) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., S Aug., 1793; died 14 
June 1872; married, 13 April, 1816, Sophia Sawyer, born in Hud- 
son, Mass., 19 June, 1797; died 7 Feb., 1884. Resided in Dracut, 

Children: 

' f«?i^^ ^■IJ'-J ^"^•' 1817' '"^ Northboro. Mass.; d. 15 Nov., 
A^ ' °lV ^ ^^^•' 18*^' ^^^"^ Taylor of Lowell and North 
Adams, Mass., who d. 16 Jan., 1887. Ch. (Taylor), the eldest b. 
in Lowell, the others in North Adams: 

1 Edward Brigham^ b. 7 Dec, 1843; m. OUve M. Goodwin. Ch : 
Infant^ who d. 

2 Helen S., b. 3 Dec, 1845; d. 1849. 

3 Charlotte M., b. 9 Feb., 1847; d. 17 Oct., 1899; m. George 
T. Whitney. Ch. (Whitney): i Charlotte'; ii Adeline, who m. 
David N. Patterson, M. D.; iii George Brigham. 

4 George H., b. 2 Oct., 1848; d. 6 April, 1887; m. E. Jane Neal. 
Ch.: 1 George'; ii Jennie; iii WiUiam. 

5 Annie C, b. 19 Sept., 1850; res. unm., 1903, E. Greenwich, R. 1. 

6 William H., b. 14 Sept., 1852; m. Fannie G. Brown Ch • 
Annie E.» 

ii William F., b. 18 March, 1819; m. 22 June, 1843, Jane Pike, b 
1 Dec 1823; res. Lowell, Mass.; a machinist; he has a descendant, 
Mrs. Henry Hartley of Brookline, Mass. Ch.: 
1 Loella /.8, b. 28 Jan., 1846. 
iii George, d. y. 

iv Charlotte M., b. in Dracut, 23 March, 1822; m. in LoweU, Mass., 
4 July, 1847, George Timothy, son of Timothy Whitney; b in 
Essex, Vt., 4 April, 1819; res. Lowell. Ch. (Whitney)- 
I Lottie J.\ b. 19 April, 1850; m. Frank E. Fitts; res. Somer- 

ville, Mass. 
3 George B., b. 13 Feb., 1853; res. St. Paul, Minn. 
3 Adllern S., b. 14 Jan., 1855; m. David N. Patterson, res. LoweU. 



SIXTH GENERATION 323 

V George Alfred, b. in Lowell, 11 Jan., 1830; m. 35 Dec, 1863, Ellen 
E. Sa%vyer. Ch.: 

1 Edward Saicyer^, b. 18 Sept., 1864. 

2 Helen Sophia, b. 5 May, 1866; m. 9 Feb., 1893, Herbert C. 
Chase. 

388 WINSLOW, son of Capt. DanieP and Thankful^ (Brig- 
ham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 May, 1795; killed by 
a horse, 2 Nov., 1864; married, 27 July, 1817, Elizabeth Larkin, 
who died 6 Dec, 1864. Resided in Marlboro. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Elizabeth G.", b. 20 June, 1817; m. 9 April, 1845, William Wallace 
Witherbee, son of 201; b. in M., 21 Feb., 1821; d. 11 June, 1888. 
Ch. (Witherbee), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Ellen Hotce^ b. 22 Feb., 1846; m. 1868, Edwin L. Knicker- 
bocker of Flint, Mich. 

2 Frank Foristall, b. 27 Sept., 1848; d. 9 Oct., 1851. 

3 Elizabeth Winslow, b. 21 Sept., 1850; res. Marlboro. 

4 Frederick Wallace, b. 15 Nov., 1852; m. 1875, J Ball; 

was a Ry. conductor, and killed, 17 Jan., 1890. 

5 Mary Ide Brigham, b. 8 Oct., 1856; res. Marlboro. 

6 Sarah Dennis, b. 30 Oct., 1858; res. Marlboro. 

7 Anne Fisher, b. 24 Sept., 1861; res. Marlboro. 

8 Herbert Eugene, b. 16 Jan., and d. 4 Feb., 1864. 

ii Anne Fisher, b. 16 Dec, 1821 ; d. 8 April, 1881 ; m. 15 May, 1845, 
Samuel Boyd, b. 3 June, 1815; d. 19 Sept., 1892; res. Marlboro. 
Ch. (Boyd), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Delia Buckling b. 1 Nov., 1846; m. 22 Oct., 1873, William 
Henry Aldrich of Newbury St., Boston. Ch. (Aldrich): i 
Roy S.», b. 19 Feb., 1879; ii Margery, who d. y. 

2 Annie Frothingham, b. 15 Oct., 1848; m. 1871, Hon. Samuel 
C. Darling of Somerville, Mass. 

3 Florence Augusta, b. 28 July, 1850; res. Marlboro. 

4 Lydia Sophia, b. 18 June, 1854; res. Marlboro. 

5 Carrie Warren, b. 25 May, 1855; d. 26 Feb., 1858. 

6 Henry Irving, b. 18 Dec, 1859; d. 24 March, 1860. 

7 Fanny Brigham, b. 2 Dec, 1862; d. 7 March, 1871. 
669 iii Eugene Winslow, b. 21 Dec, 1833. 

389 FREEMAN^, son of Capt. DanieP and ThankfuP (Brig- 
ham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 May., 1800; died 1894; 
married, Harriet P. Gilson of Cambridge, Mass; resided there. 

Children, bom in Cambridge: 

i George W.\ b. 19 July, 1827; d. in C, 13 April, 1872; m. OUvia 
E., dau. of Charles Carpenter of Derby, Vt. Ch.: 
1 Frank Benjamin^, b. 23 Dec, 1853. 
ii Caroline C, m. 5 Dec, 1869, J. Henry, son of James H. White of 

Cambridge. 
Hi Lebina (or Lavina) S., b. 6 July, 1834. 

iv Harriet E., b. 13 May, 1836; m. Henry Blake, and moved West. 
V Webster. 



S24 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

390 CHARLOTTE^ daughter of Capt. DanieP and Thankful* 
(Brigham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 June, 1802; died 
there, 6 Sept., 1867; married, 19 May, 1825, Capt. Thaddeus, son 
of Jonah and Betty (Cranston) Howe of Marlboro, (and grand- 
son of 117), born 12 May, 1799; died 6 Sept., 1872. 

Children {Howe), horn in Marlboro: 

i Harriet^ b. 1 Feb., 1826; d. 2 Jan., 1862, s. p.; m. Osbom 

Stearns. 
ii Emily B., b. 25 Feb., 1827; d. 12 Sept., 1848. 
ili Edwin, b. 6 Nov., 1828; d. 3 June, 1829. 

iv Pniman E., b. 9 Feb., 1830; d, 11 April, 1902; m. Mary Mc- 
Cracken. Ch. : 

1 Mary L.^, m. Charles E. Dorr, and has 3 ch. 

2 Edwin L.; 3 Herbert H., d. y.; 4 Alice M. 

V Amariah, b. 29 Oct., 1831; d. 10 May, 1896; m. Ellen M. Stowe. 
Ch.: 

1 Clarence E-^; 2 Lizzie M. 
vi Laura A., b. 27 April, 1833; m. John Johnston, 
vii John, b. 14 Oct., 1834; m. Celesty Leavit. 
viii Heman S., b. 14 April, 1836; d. 19 Feb., 1841. 
ix Cranston, b. 19 Feb., 1839; d. 26 March, 1841. 
X Rufus, b. 27 May, 1841 ; d. 2 Sept., 1889. 
xi Cranston, b. 17 Sept., 1842. 

xii Charlotte E., b. 15 Jan., 1844; m. C. M. Twichel. 
xiii Amy S., b. 2 Feb., 1846; d. 21 March, 1865. 

391 HARRIET^, daughter of Capt. 'DanieP and Thankful* 
(Brigham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 Dec., 1804; died 
there, March, 1889; married, 1 Jan., 1826, Jabez S. Witherbee, 
(son of 201), born in Southboro, Mass., 12 Sept., 1802; died 2 
Dec, 1862. Resided in Marlboro where he was a Justice of the 
Peace and prominent citizen, and kept the " Williams Tavern." 

Children {Witherbee), born in Marlboro: 

i George Witherbee^ b. 27 Dec, 1827; d. in San Francisco, 6 Jan., 

1851, unm. 
ii Harriet Maria, b. 21 Feb., 1830; d. 19 March, 1859; m. 1856, 

Henry O. Russell, 
iii John Davis, b. 11 Feb., 1834; d. 10 June, 1836. 
iv Lorenzo F., b. 18 Dec, 1836; d. 8 Feb., 1837. 

V Charles Freeman, b. 29 April, 1840; d. in Marlboro, 16 Dec, 
1883; enlisted in Marlboro Cornet Band with the 13th Mass. 
Vols., in 1861; m. Adelaide, dau. of Lambert Bigelow, b. 3 Aug., 
1837. Ch.: 

1 Ella Frances^, b. 10 June, 1864; m. 13 Oct., 1889, Arthur 
William Furlong of Boston, b. 24 March, 1867; res. Somer- 
ville; 1 ch. 

2 Hattie E., b. 16 July, 1867; d. 28 Feb., 1882. 
vi Francis Brigham, b. 25 Feb., 1842; d. 6 Feb., 1848. 

392 LAURA ANN^ daughter of Capt. DanieP and ThankfuP 
(Brigham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 March, 1807; 



SIXTH GENERATION 325 

died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 13 Dec, 1882; married 31 March, 
1828, Capt. Jesse Perr}'^ of Sudbury, JNIass., who moved to Shrews- 
bury, where he died, 10 April, 1807, ae. 81. 

Children (Perry), born in Shrewsbury: 

i Mary EUzabeth', b. 17 Dec, 1828; m. John S. Stevens of Marl- 
boro, in 1846. Ch. (Stevens): 

1 Eunice^. 

2 Laura, m. Charles Spearel of Marlboro. 

3 Infant, d. j. 

ii Lucy Ann, b. 1 April, 1831; m. Samuel I. Howe of Shrewsbury, 
in 1859. Ch. (Howe): 
1 Jennie^; 2 Frank P.; 3 Mary, m. WiUiam H. Case. 
iii Caroline Williams, b. 9 April, 1833; m. Stephen A. Reed of 
Shrewsbury, in 1851; he d. 18 Jan., 1904. Ch. (Reed): 
1 Bessie^; 2 Annie; both d. s. p. 
iv George Harrison, b. 30 Aug., 1836; m. (1) Anna BatcheUer of 
Northboro, in 1864; m. (2) Laurilla Moore. Ch.: 3 who d. j. 

V Laura Brigham, b. 14 Dec, 1840; d. 1891; m. 1883, Samuel I. 
Howe of Shrewsbury. 

vi Franklin Jesse, b. 28 June, 1843; enlisted Co. H, 25th Mass. Vols., 

and was Ijilled, Cold Harbor, 3 June, 1864. 
vii Ella Arbella, b. 14 Oct., 1845; m. 1869, Everett Walker of 

Shrewsbury. Ch. (Walker) : 
1 Frederic^; 2 Herbert; 3 Alice; and 1 d. y. 

393 COL. AARON®, son of Capt. Aaron^ and Betty (Barnes) 
Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 20 March, 1798; died there, 
1874; married, 9 Jan., 1821, Sally, daughter of Josiah and Hep- 
zibeth (Collins) Fay of Marlboro and Southboro, born there, 30 
July, 1801; died in Marlboro, 26 May, 1871. Was assessor in 
1852. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Maria E.', b. 27 May, 1821; m. (1) in M., 6 April, 1842, Perry 
G., son of Joseph Wood; b. in Upton, Mass.; d. in Marlboro, 
29 June, 1856; m. (2) 27 Nov., 1858, Anthony BuU. Ch. (Wood): 

1 Emily M.^, who d. y. 

2 Clara E., b. 10 May, 1845. 

3 Alice A., h. 3 April, 1848. 

ii Abbie Howe, b. 23 June, 1823; m. 23 Nov., 1847, Isaac Conant 
of Dover, 111. Ch. (Conant) : 
1 Herbert^; 2 Lelia; 3 Fremont. 
670 iii John Winslow, b. 4 Sept., 1825; m. Mary Putnam. 

iv Sarah Hepsibah, b. 6 July, 1829; m. 22 June, 1853, Ehsha Gore. 

V Orissa Amber, b. 30 April, 1833; m. 21 July, 1881, John Kimball 
of South Bralntree, Mass., who d. 21 Nov., 1883. 

vi Aaron Augustus, b. 27 May, 1836; m. and res. Minn. Enhsted 
in Co. F, 8th Minn. Vols.; was killed in the battle of Murfrees- 
boro, 7 Dec, 1864. 
vii Caroline Augusta, b. 13 Aug., 1838; m. 8 June, 1859, Francis C. 
Curtis of Dudley, Mass.; res. Marlboro. Ch. (Curtis): 

1 Chester Wellington^ b. 1862. 

2 Harry Millis, b. 1868. 



326 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

3 Mary Willis, b. 1870. 

^' n?'^=«^'''^'?°'?' ^- ^^ ^"S" 1^*05 d. 19 Nov., 1885; m. 31 
Oct., 1865, Charlotte E. Woodbury of Chicago III 
ix Ellen Althea, b. 20 July, 1843; d. 22 Sept., 1881;' m. April, 1865, 
t rank H. Lowell of Bangor, Me. Ch. (Lowell) : 
1 Herbert'; 2 Edward; 3 Grace; 4 Charles. 

394 JANE% daughter of Maj. Jedediah^ and Lydia (Boyd) 
Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 23 April, 1798; died in Nor- 
wood, Mass., 26 Jan., 1866; married, 19 April, 1819, Lyman, son 
ot (jrersiiom Bigelow, born in Marlboro, 25 April, 1795- died 13 
March, 1842. He moved to Boxboro, Mass., where was merchant, 
selectman. Representative, Postmaster, etc. 
Children (Bigelow), born in Boxboro: 

i Jane E.% b. 5 Feb., 1820; d. in Norwood, Mass., 13 Feb., 1888: 

m. (1) James Brown; m. (2) Hon. Joseph Day; 1 ch., d. y 
n Mary Louisa, b. 15 Dec, 1821; d. in Norwood, 29 March, 1888- 
m. Josiah W. Talbot. Ch. (Talbot): 

1 Emma\ m. Stanford MitcheU of So, Boston. 

2 Mary, m. Oscar Winship. 

"' TaXf Ch. VLt:- '''" '■ ' "-''■' ''''■' - <^"«^ «• 

1 Augusta', m. M. W. Sanborn of Norwood 
iv Caroline b. 29 Oct., 1825; d. s. p., 29 Jan., 1851; m. Cephas Hoar. 
V Lyman Waldo, b. 7 March, 1828; d. 6 Dec, 1886; m. Catherine 
Howard; a prominent merchant at Norwood. Ch • 
1 Erwin'; J Edgar; 3 Waldo; 4 Alfred; 5 Lyman; 6 Caro- 
line; 7 Wtlham A.; 8 Bernard; 9 Gertrude 
vi Lydolf Willis, b. 16 Aug., 1836; d. 1856. 

395 ASHLEY^ son of Maj. Jedediah^ and Lydia (Bovd) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 9 Oct., 1804; died there," 14 
May 1881 ; married, 14 May, 1825, Mary B., daughter of Ephraim 
Bigelow, born in Marlboro, 12 Aug., 1802; died there, 3 Aug., 
1857. Was a stone mason and resided in Marlboro. 
Children, born in Marlboro: 

i William Emerson', b. 19 Nov., 1826; d. unm., 12 Dec, 1847 
n Lydia, b. 28 May, 1828; m. 6 April, 1853, Lewis H., son of 
Benjamm W. AUen; b. in So. Vernon, Mass., 28 Nov., 1826: res. 
Rockbottom, Mass. Ch. (AUen), b. in Rockbottom: 
1 Charles H.', b. 27 Nov., 1865; res. Marlboro. 

^„. .. ^ ^^'"'* ^•' ^- ^ ^"g-' 1855; d. 24 Aug., 1855. 
671 m Humphrey, b. 5 Jan., 1830. 

iv Marilla, b. 1 Sept., 1832; m. 9 Oct., 1850, Henry Franklin, son 
ot Henry Morse; b. in Marlboro, 27 Oct., 1826; res. and d. 
there, 21 Sept., 1878; she res. Peterboro, N. H. Ch. (Morse), 
b. m Marlboro: 

1 Charles E?, b. 12 Jan., 1854; d. 20 March, 1854. 

2 Clara J., b. 4 July, 1856; m. 9 Dec, 1886, Forrest G. Field, 
Jr., b. 20 Feb., 1856; res. Peterboro, N. H 

V Mariette, b. 22 July, 1834; d. 2 Feb., 1885; m. 28 June, 1854 



SIXTH GENERATION 327 

William Barnes, Jr., b. in Marlboro, 1828; res. there. Ch. (Barnes), 
b. in Marlboro: 

1 George H.', d. y. 

2 George H., b. 18 Jan., 1858; m. 1895, Nellie R., dau. of David 
Heywood; res. Marlboro. 

3 Stella B., b. 29 Dec, 1864; m. 1891, Johnson P., son of Ben- 
jamin Shaw; b. in Nova Scotia, 1864; res. Marlboro. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 25 Dec, 1868; m. 6 April, 1889, Alfred, probably 
son of William H. Brigham, who was son of 358; b. in 
Marlboro, 3 Aug., 1865; res. there. Ch. (Brigham): i Ches- 
ter Albert", b. in Marlboro, 11 March, 1893; ii Lester Alfred, 
b. 11 March, 1893. 

5 Marion, b. 16 Oct., 1871; m. 1898, Edward Corbett of South- 
boro, Mass. Ch. (Corbett): i Myra P."; ii Mildred E. 

vi Ashley, b. 19 April, 1837; m. 15 Nov., 1891, Martha E., dau. 
of Cyrus and Cynthia (Bemis) Brigham, 688; res. s. p., a mer- 
chant in Marlboro, 
vli Octavia, b. 17 Jan., 1842; res. unm., Marlboro. 

396 JOEL^ son of Maj. Jedediah^ and Lydia (Boyd) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., l6 Dec, 1808; died there, 26 
July, 1892; married, 1 Jan., 1835, Lydia S., daughter of Capt. 
Job Dickinson of Northfield, Mass.; born 18 April, 1811; died 
14 March, 1854. He was a merchant in Marlboro, where resided; 
the male line is extinct. 

Children, horn in Marlboro: 

i Stella Morton% b. 25 Jan., 1836; d. 22 July, 1854. 
ii Flora Holton, b. 8 Sept., 1838; d. 25 Oct., 1865. 
iii Julia Porter, b. 7 Aug., 1841 ; res. unm., in Marlboro, 
iv Fanny Elnora, b. 6 March, 1846; m. 30 Jan., 1873, Oliver Hawes; 
s. p. 

V Henrietta Marsh, b. 1 Aug., 1848; at Mt. Holyoke College in 
1868; res. unm., in Marlboro. 

397 WILLIAM PITT«, son of Maj. Jedediah^ and Lydia 
(Boyd) Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 30 Aug., 1811; died 
there, 10 Feb., 1884; married, 9 April, 1835, Lavinia, daughter of 
Dr. John Baker, born in Marlboro, 30 Dec, 1815; died there Feb., 
1907. Was a merchant and resided in Marlboro, Boxboro and West 
Acton, Mass. 

Children, bom in Marlboro: 

672 i Harriette Augusta', b. 29 Jan., 1836. 

673 ii Henrietta Augusta, twin to Harriette. 

674 iii Henry Augustine, b. 21 Aug., 1837. 

iv Helen Adelaide, b. 19 Oct., 1839; m. Allan Dexter Howe. Ch. 
(Howe), b. in Marlboro: 

1 Bertha M?, b. 20 June, 1862. 

2 Alice Lavinia, b. 2 Dec, 1866; m. William K. Winchester of 
Brighton, Mass. Ch. (Winchester): i Fitch'; ii Rosalind. 

V William Frank, b. 4 April, 1842; d. in Washington, D. C, 18 
July, 1864; was Corp. in Co. F, 13th Mass. Inf., and served 3 
years in the Civil War. 



328 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vi Albert Quincy, b. 12 March, 1848; d. 24 Sept., 1849. 

675 vii Alfred Adams, twin to Albert. 

vlii Emma Baker, b. 24 Oct., 1849; m. Herbert W. Brigham, son 
of 584. 
ix Edwin Eugene, b. 15 Nov., 1855; m, 20 Dec, 1882, Hattie I. 
Johnson; an engineer and res. Marlboro. 

398 JAMES MADISON% son of Artemas'* and Lydia (Brig- 
ham) Brigham; born in Bridgton, Me., 14 March, 1805; died in 
Dorchester, Mass., 11 Dec, 1895; married in Boston, 15 Nov., 
1832, Mary Frances, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Adams) 
Sawin (who lived in Milton, Mass.), born 9 Dec, 1812; died 25 
July, 1893. He lived for a great many years in Bumstead PI., 
Boston, opposite Park Street Church. 

Children, born in Boston: 

i Mary Emma^ b. 28 Oct., 1834; d. 1 April, 1859. 
ii James Henry, b. 17 Aug., 1840; d. 2 March, 1868. 

676 iii William Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 1851. 

399 SAMUEL^, son of Fortunatus'^ and Martha (Barnes) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 20 Sept., 1796; died ; 



married Polly (Mary) Newton, born 7 May, 1798. Resided in 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

Children, born in Binghamton: 

i Eunice Johnson^ b. 6 Dec, 1826. 
ii Jane Electa, b. 17 Jan., 1829. 
iii Samuel Leander, b. 19 Aug., 1830. 
iv Mary Frances, b. 30 Nov., 1832. 

V William Edward, b. 14 March, 1835. 
vi Martin Gilson, b. 9 Feb., 1839. 

vii Lois Genevieve, b. 5 May, 1843. 

400 MARTIN", son of Fortunatus^ and Martha (Barnes) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 25 Aug., 1799; died in Springfield, 
Mass., 1882; married (1) Mary Barnes, born 15 April, 1799; mar- 
ried (2) Eunice Gates, born 3 Oct., 1802. Resided in Palmer, 
Mass. 

Children, born in Palmer: 

i Mary A.', b. 16 May, 1823. 
ii Harriet E., b. 4 Aug., 1824. 
iii Charles L., b. 27 Jan., 1827. 
677 iv Lincoln Lafayette, b. 9 March, 1829. 

V William M., b. 12 April, 1832. 

vi Henry A., b. 18 Aug., 1835; was living in Springfield, in 1905. 
vii Lorenzo D., b. 10 Aug., 1837. 

401 LINCOLN^ son of Fortunatus^ and Martha (Barnes) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 13 May, 1803; died l6 May, 
1883, in Marlboro, Mass.; married, 24 April, 1832, Susan A. 




William Pitt Brigiiam, of Marlboro (397) 



SIXTH GENERATION 329 

Maynard, born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 3 April, 1811; died 15 May, 
1885. Resided in Marlboro; the male line is extinct. 

Children, bom in Marlboro: 

i Sophia E.% b. 15 Maj, 1834; d. ibid. 

ii George A., b. 6 Oct., 1835; d. 20 Sept., 1886; m. 26 May, 1856, 
Nellil D., dau. of R. W. Flagg; b. in Sutton, Mass., 7 Dec , 
1835; res. in Marlboro, where a hardware merchant. Ch., b. 

in Marlboro: „^„ . , 

1 Leon E?, b. 4 Dec, 1857; d. unm., 27 Feb., 1888; a jeweler, 
iii Ella Abba A.^ b. 21 Jan., 1849; m. Albert E. Leighton. 
402 EDWARD LEONARD^ son of Fortunatus^ and Martha 
(Barnes) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 8 Oct., 1806; died in 
Worcester, Mass., 13 Sept., 1898; married (1) 13 Sept., 1831, 
Eliza Brewer of New York, born 29 May, 1811 ; died in Worcester, 
20 Feb, 1840; married (2) 25 April, 1844, Susan H. Sawyer of 
Berlin, Mass., born 13 Aug., 1818; died 31 Dec, 1872; married 
(3) 27 Jan., 1875, Annie J. (Tarlton) Sawyer, born 2 Aug., 1823; 
died 26 Dec, 1905; was a nurse in the Civil War, 4th N. H. 
Regt., and served until the end; was with Sherman on his " March 
to the Sea." Mr. Brigham resided in Worcester, where he learned 
the tailor trade, and was the first dealer in ready-made clothing. 
He was the senior Odd Fellow of Worcester. 

Children {by first wife), born in Worcester: ,, , ^ t iq7«. 

i Walter A. C, b. 19 July, 1832; d. in New York, 6 Jan., 1878, 

m. 1864, Sarah H. E. Wood, who d. March, 1900. 
ii Lucian T., b. 29 June, 1835; d. 13 May, 1836. ^ ^ ., 

iii Eliza A., b. 31 Jan., 1837; m. 17 May, 1860, George E. Barrett, 
b. 14 Feb., 1834; res. Worcester. Ch. (Barrett): 
1 Emma S.\ b. 10 July, 1868. 
Children (by second wife), born in Worcester: 

Iv Eleanor L., b. 9 April, 1847. , ,„^^ a t 

V Edward L., b. 2 May, 1850; d. 31 March, 1906; m. 2 June, 
1874, Teresa I. Davis, b. 14 May, 1845. Ch.: 
1 Olive D.\ b. 15 Dec, 1875. 

403 HON. and MAJOR ASA% son of Lewis^ and Mary (Rice) 
Brigham, born in Marlboro, Mass., 31 Aug., 1788; died in Washr 
ington, Texas, 3 July, 1844; married (1) Jan., 1811, in Framing- 
ham, Mass., Elizabeth S. Babcock, who died in Brazoria County, 

Texas, in 1833; married (2) Ann , who married (2) 

Walker of Austin, Texas. 

In his youth he learned the tailor's trade. He settled in Fram- 
ingham at the age of 21, where he bought a house and built a shop 
in 1809, which he sold in 1812, removing to Jaffrey, N. H., where 
he was tavern-keeper; was burned out l6 Dec, 18l6, and, em- 
barrassed financially, removed to Alexandria, La. In 1831 re- 
moved to Texas, and in the war between Texas and Mexico he 



330 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

served as commissary to the army; was one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence of Texas and early became Treasurer 
of the Republic. This office he held until his death, which occurred 
prior to the annexation of Texas to the United States. 
Children (by first wife): 

i Adeliza Lewis^ b. in Framingham, 15 Dec, 1811; m. Edwin 
Richeson. Ch. (Richeson): -c-uwrn 

1 Sue Elizabem, m. 12 Nov., 1855, Hon. John Hancock of Austin, 
^ lex. Ch. (Hancock): Edwin Brigham«, b. 26 Oct., 1856. 
n bamuel, b. 1814; res. Matagorda, Tex 

iii Benjamin Rice, b. Jaifrey, x>^. H., 21 April, 1815; slain in battle 
ot bt. Jacmto, on his 21st birthday, 21 April, 1836 
404 OTIS«, son of Jotham^ and Lucy (Thompson) Brigham; 
born m Marlboro, Mass., 8 Oct., 1788; died there, 18S3; married 
Lucy Stratton, who died Dec, 1830. Resided in Marlboro. 
Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Mary Ann', b. 22 July, 1818; m. (1) George Emery, son of 
Sampson Bailey; b. in Sterling, Mass., 3 April, 1815; d. July, 
1840; m (2) George Gates of Stow, Mass.; res. Bolton, Mass. 
Cn. (Bailey) : 

1 Harriet M.^, m. John Dolan. 
Ch. (Gates): 
2 Lyman B.; 3 Lucy 8. 
ii Lucy Jane, b. 30 June, 1819; d. May, 1880; m. Lyman CooUdge, 
who d. June, 1887; res. Bolton. Ch. (Coohdge) : 
1 WalteT^, b. 28 May, 1844; d. 2 June, 1903; m. 3 June, 1869, 
Sarah A. Ryder of Bolton. Ch.: i Walter R.», b. 30 July 
1870; ii Sarah W., b. 6 Dec, 1873; iii Holden L., b. 19 Oct. 
1876; iv Ruth P., b. 18 Jan., 1879; v John E., b. 13 Aug.. 
^ 1882; vi Lucy J., b. 17 Dec, 1884; res. in Hudson, Mass. 
m John H., b. 20 Aug., 1821; d. unm., 19 June, 1881; interred in 
Hudson. 

iv Harriet S., b. 14 Sept., 1823; was a teacher in Auburn, Kan.: 
res. 1905, Hudson. 

V George H., b. 19 Oct., 1825; m. Anna Lucas of Bolton; res. 
Hammoton, N. J. Ch.: 

1 Le Grand S.^, b. 1850; res. Bolton. 

2 Fanny, b. 1852. 

3 William, b. 1854. 

4 George, b. 1859. 

vi Elizabeth A b. 2Q Oct., 1827; d. ; m. James S. 

Welsh, who d.; res. Hudson. Ch. (Welsh): 
I Fred O.V 2 Annella E.; 3 Winifred, who d.; 4 Lucy D.- 
Two d, y. ^ > 

405 HENRY% son of Jotham^ and Lucy (Thompson) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 3 May, 1790; died in Abington, 
Mass., 9 March, 1867; married (I) 7 May, 1812, Mary, daughter 
of Col. Aaron Hobart,* born in Abington, 3 Sept., 1787; died 27 

tl,^ fi3^°'^ ^l^^. ^^^ a widow of a brother of President Adams; Col. Hobart was 
the first manufacturer of brass cannon in America. 



SIXTH GENERATION 331 

May, 1853; married (2) 31 May, 1854, Abigail S. Hersey. Was 

a clotliier and resided in Abington. 

Children (by first wife), born in Abington: 
678 i Henry Hobart', b. 22 Jan., 1813. 

ii Joseph W., b. 2 Oct., 1814; d. s. p., in New Orleans, La., 1886. 
iii Charles, b. and d. 1816. 

406 JOHN% son of Jotham^ and Lucy (Thompson) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 Aug., 1792; died in Abington, Mass., 
19 Sept., 1831; married, 12 Nov., 1817, Ruth, daughter of Joseph 
Winslow born in Pembroke, Mass., l6 Dec, 1797; died in Bridge- 
water, Mass., 29 Oct., 1869; (she m. (2) Cotton Graves of Sun- 
derland, Mass., and had 2 daus.). He was a machinist and resided 
in Abington. 

Children, born in Abington: 

i John% b. 31 Dec, 1818; res. unm., in 1870, in Bridgewater. 
ii Charles, b. 2 April, 1820; d. April, 1822. 
iii Charles Lee, b. 10 Sept., 1823; d. 26 Nov., 1837. 
iv Susan Baker, b. 26 Sept., 1835; m. 24 Dec, 1846, Henry Thomas, 
son of Howard and Lucia (Harding) Keith; b. 27 Oct., 1820; 
d. in Bridgewater, 19 May, 1853. 

407 HASTINGS% son of Jotham^ and Lucy (Thompson) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 Aug., 1794; died 15 July, 1865; 
married, 30 Jan., 1821, Nancy, daughter of Jonathan Spear of 
Hartland, Vt, born 17 Feb., 1796; died 23 Feb., 1843. Resided in 
Marlboro. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

679 i Charles Hastings% b. 1 June, 1822. 

680 ii William Eustace, b. 10 Oct., 1823. 

681 iii Nancy Sophia, b. 12 Sept., 1825. 

iv Abigail C, b. 26 Nov., 1827; m. Gamaliel Fisher; res. Marlboro. 

682 V Henry O., b. 2 Sept., 1830. . . 

vi Andrew J., b. 4 Feb., 1832; m. Elizabeth Brown; res. Ossimng, 

N. Y. 
vii Benjamin F., b. 7 Oct., 1834; d. 20 July, 1854. 
viii Lucy R., b. 26 Oct., 1836; m. John Brown; res. Marlboro. Ch. 
(Brown) : 
1 Emma^. 
ix Mary F., b. 25 Dec, 1838; res. Ossining. 
X Elizabeth M., b. 15 Feb., 1843; res. Ossining. 

408 SOPHIA^ daughter of Jotham=* and Lucy (Thompson) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 11 July, 1796; died in Sud- 
bury, Mass., 22 May, 1878; married, 5 Dec, 1817, Mark, son of 
Josiah Fay, born in Southboro, Mass., 29 Jan., 1793; died in Marl- 
boro, 20 June, 1876. Settled in Marlboro, where was Town Treas- 
urer,' Asst. Treasurer of Savings Bank and Pres't. of Fire In- 
surance Co. 



332 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Children (Fay), born in Marlboro: 

i Harriet Hastings', b. 11 June, 1818; d. unm., 2 April 1885. 
ii William Howe, b. 13 June, 1820; d. 1897; m. Sophia, dau, of 
Robert Fowler; a Ry, Official in Marlboro. Ch.: 
1 Efie^, d. y. 

3 Emma S., m. James Doak of Belfast, Me. 
iii Charles Lewis, b. 29 Sept., 1822; m. Olive C. Brigham, dau. of 

354. 
iv Sidney Granville, b. 17 June, 1825; d. in Boston, 1882; m. 
Olive, dau. Daniel Hill; banker of Marlboro. Ch.: 

1 Florence^, m. George A. Loring of Boston. 

2 Mark; 3 Henry; 4 Everett. 

V Eliza Jane, b. 24 Oct., 1827; m. Thomas Corey of Marlboro. 
Ch. (Corey): 

1 Edwin^; 2 Eliza; 3 Blanche, m. C. F. Holyoke, son of 673. 
vi Caroline Sophia, b. 21 Dec, 1829; m. Edmund Blake of Stough- 
ton, Mass. Ch. (Blake) : 
1 Walter^; 2 Fanny; 3 Mary. 
vii Charlotte Amanda, b. 10 Oct., 1832; m. George N. Gate of 
Marlboro; 1 ch., which d. y. 

409 COL. CHARLES^ son of Capt. Charles'* and Susanna 
(Baylis) Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 22 May, 1799; died 
there, 22 Sept., 1871; married, 17 April, 1826, Anna E., daughter 
of Capt. Pierpont*' and Anna (Warren) Brigham, (186), who died 
15 June, 1895. He resided in Grafton on a tract of his ancestor's 
estate, farmed and settled estates, wrote wills, etc., and surveyed 
land; also acted officially in the town business. Male line is extinct. 

Children, born in Grafton: 

i Josephine Maria', b. 1 Aug., 1827; d. 16 Nov., 1853. 
ii Ellen Augusta, b. 25 June, 1829 ; d. 4 Feb., 1832. 
iii Charles Pierpont, b. 10 July, 1831 ; d. 13 Feb., 1832. 
iv Sarah Prentice, b. 22 Jan., 1833; representative of the Lend a 
Hand Club in distributing reading matter through the South 
to the poor. 

V Anna Eliza, b. 6 March, 1835; d. 4 Feb., 1862; m. 1 June, 1859, 
Hon. Jonathan H., son of Liberty Wood; b. in Grafton, 10 Aug., 
1822; a merchant in Grafton, and held many town offices; was 
Rep. in 1868, Senator in 1871; first Supt. of the Dummy Ry. 
Ch. (Wood): 

1 Anna Eliza^, b. in Grafton, 21 Jan., 1861. 
vi Susan Baylis, b. 24 May, 1837; m. 1860, William F. Merrifield, 

son of 574; res. s. p., Brookline, Mass. 
vii Augusta Louisa, b. 7 Feb., 1841; a teacher in Boston, 
viii Mary Ellen, b. 31 Oct., 1844; a teacher. 

410 HON. WILLI AM% son of Capt. Charles'* and Susanna 
(Baylis) Brigham, born in Grafton, Mass., 26 Sept., 1806; died 
9 July, 1869, from overwork; interred in Mt. Auburn; married, 11 
June, 1840, Margaret Austin, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Austin) 
Brooks of Charlestown, Mass., born 6 July, 1817; died in Brook- 
line, Mass., 1 Feb., 1886. She was descended from Thomas 



SIXTH GENERATION 333 

Brooks, who emigrated from Suffolk County, England to Water- 
town iiJ 1630; also descended from the Tufts, BoutweU and Boyl- 
ston families of Massachusetts. „ ^ j 

Mr. Brigham graduated from Harvard CoU. A B., 1829; read 
law with Hon. George Morey of Boston; admitted to Suffolk Bar 
in 1832, and subsequently to that of the U. S. Supreme Court on 
motion of Daniel Webster; settled in Boston as a lawyer and at- 
tained to eminence. He represented Boston in the General Cour 
in the years 1834-'36, inclusive and in 1841 and 18^9; m 1856 was 
a member of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, 
and was therefore, one of the founders of the Republican Party. 
He appeared as a reviewer in the North American Bevzerv and m 
the Christian Examiner, and made an address at the two hundredth 
centennial of Marlboro, 13 June, I860; he compiled the Laws of 
Plymouth Colony; was a member of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society delivered addresses before the Worcester County Agri- 
culturll Society and the Westboro Agricultural Society, 1855 and 
1859, respectively; at the centennial celebration of his native town, 
L 1836, he gave the address of the day. He was six feet two 
inches in height, and well proportioned. His summer home was on 
the Grafton estate. 

Children, born in Boston: „ . ^ 

i WiUiam Tufts% b. 24 May, 1841; grad. Harvard Coll., A B., 
1862-^ M, 1864; with Horace Mann, made a scientific explora- 
tion of' the Hawkan Islands in 1865, discovering -any new 
Dlants became professor in Vahu CoU.; resigned Oct., 1865, 
to make exploratLs in India and China. Was admitted to the 
lar fn 186?, and practiced law in Boston; --^-f ^^^^ ^^"^ 
Botany in karvard Coll., 1868-69; 6 years on Boston School 
Board! and instituted systematic instruction in drawing; in- 
troduced Sargent method of Anthropometry now in use in col 
Wes- removed to Honolulu, 1888, where m charge of Bishop 
Museum o^Ethnology; is F. A A. of A. & ^^^^alif ornia^ A^^^^^^^^ 
of Science, and Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science, etc 
has oubhshed, among other things, Guatemala, the Land of the 
qLIT Volcanic Manifestations in Nev, England, jHav,anan 
Feature Work, etc. 

''' iS ^SlSfS t II F:b:; Zi m. 5 April, 1876, Anne De Wolf 
" Ba^ett. went to Lewiston, Me., in 1868, to l^-n cotton spinnmg 
and after 3 years went to Europe and was appointed agent in the 
US by Higgins & Co., mfrs. of Cotton Machinery, Manchester, 
Eng went to India, 1875, to build and fit up a large cotton 
mill; is now in business in Boston, residing m Grafton. Ch.: 
r Caroline W?, b. 21 May, 1877. 
iv Mary Brooks b. 26 Dec, 1851; m. 6 May, 1875 McPherson son 
of Ben Henri Le Moyne, banker of Montreal, Can.; res. Brook- 
line, Mass., and Isle Aux Graus, Can. Ch. (Le Moyne): 
1 Charles^ b. 13 June, 1876; large sheep owner, Idaho. 



334 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Margaret Brigham b. 1 Feb., 1880; m. 8 April, 1905, Staf- 
ford Wentworth of Cambridge, Mass 

3 Edith B., b. 8 April, 1882. 

* £me?e ^' ^^ '^^"■' ^^^*' '" ^^"^^'•^ Coll., class 1907; a noted 
5 Frances Moseley, b. 8 Dec, 1891 
^ ulir '^"'*'"' ''■ ' ^ '"'""' ''''' ^ ' '^'- Weston, 

ri.'' r ^T-^.'^'^'^^u "^-^ ^°" ^' ^^P*- ^^^^1-^ -d Susanna 
(Baylis) Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 2 Oct., 1808- died 

there, s. p., 10 Nov., 1903; married in 1838, Sarah E., daughter 
of Hon. Samuel Wood of Grafton. 

He was the oldest resident of Grafton at the time of his death. 
On his 94th birthday, it was said of him that " physically and men- 
tally he IS more alert, erect and vigorous than many men of seventy- 
fave years. His face is scarcely wrinkled, being especially full. 
His voice IS strong and his figure straight and taU. . His 

hearing and eyesight are especially excellent. He is fond of the 
open air and an inveterate walker in suitable weather " 

He engaged in the boot and shoe business in Boston when he came 
of age, and later went to New Orleans where he was successful 
m the commission and shipping business, dealing with houses in 
the north. Soon after 1850 he went to New York and for 40 
years thereafter conducted one of the large shipping concerns of 
that city. He retired 31 Dec, 1889, to Grafton to spend the rest 
ot his days. He was the oldest person present at the B F A re- 
union of 1902 in Boston. In 1904, at the meeting again held in 
Boston, Judge Forbes responded to the request for an obituary 
of Mr. Brigham. ^ 

f^^l ,^^^^AH^ d^^ghter of Capt. Charles^ and Susanna 
(Baylis) Brigham; born in Grafton, 11 March, 1813; died in 
Marlboro, Mass., 5 March, 1879; married, 21 Aug., 1849, (as his 
third wife) Rev. Stillman, son of Dea. Benjamin Pratt of Read- 
ing; born there, 24 April, 1804; died in Middleboro, Mass 1 
Sept., 1862. 

He was especially adapted to pioneer work and founded the 
Congregational churches in Adams and Melrose, Mass.; also set- 
tled over churches in Orleans, Eastham and North Carver. As an 
editor he published the Mothers' Assistant and the Middleboro 
Gazette; also wrote and published the life of Gen. John C. Fre- 
mont besides various religious works; was a graduate of Andover 
Iheological Seminary, and a man of strong convictions. 
Children {Pratt): 

i Susan Kittredge^ b. in Melrose, Mass., 31 Aug., 1850; m. 1878, 
Francis W. Mclntire; res. s. p., in Attleboro, Mass. 



SIXTH GENERATION 335 

u Mary Bradford, b. in Carver, Mass., 20 Dec, 1851; m. 11 Sept., 
1873, Fred L., son of Ansel Morse of Marlboro and Attleboro, 
Mass. Ch. (Morse), the 2 eldest b. at Marlboro: 
1 Siisie Brigharrf, b. 14 March, 1876. 
3 Helen Frances, b. 11 Sept., 1877; d. 3 Jan., 1878. 
3 Edward Ansel, b. in Attleboro, 21 April, 1882. 
iii Lucy B., b. 8 Feb., 1853; m. 28 April, 1885, Charles M. Robbms 
of Attleboro. Ch. (Robbins): 

1 Lawrence Brighanf, b. 27 April, 1886. 

2 Chester M., b. 20 Oct., 1896. 

iv Hannah M., b. 8 July, 1854; unm. 
V Charles B., b. 21 Sept., 1855; d. 2 Dec, 1856. 
vi Homer B., b. 7 Sept., 1856; d. 20 Nov., 1856. 
vii Helen L., b. 22 March, 1858; d. 26 Dec, 1860. 

413 SARAH% daughter of Capt. Charles^ and Susanna (Bay- 
lis) Brigham; born in Grafton, Mass., 7 May, 1815; died 26 
March, 1871; married, 9 July, 1840, Rev. Charles Baker Kit- 
tredge of Westboro and Munson, Mass., born in Mt. Vernon, N. 
H., 4 July, 1806; died 25 Nov., 1884. She was a graduate of Mt. 
Ho'lyoke Seminary in the year 1838, and taught there one year. 

Children (Kittredge), the 3 eldest born in Westboro, the others in 

Munson: ,^ ,, . „ , 

i Charles Brigham', b. 29 Sept., 1841; m. 1868, Kathenne S., dau. 
of Ephraim T. and Catherine (White) Forbes, and gr.-granddau. 
of 175; res. Westboro, and Glyndon, Minn. Ch. (Kittredge): 

1 Ellen L.\ m. WilHam T. Lapp; res. Alaska. 

2 Susie A.; 3 Alice F.; 4 Francis W.; 5 Frank A.; 6 Mar- 
guerite E.; 7 Katie, d. se. 12; 8 Charles, d. ae. 20. 

ii Sarah Blackwell, b. 20 June, 1843; d. 5 Jan., 1844. 
iii Alvah Baylis, b. 3 Feb., 1845; d. 4 Oct., 1870; m. 3 Oct., 1870, 

Alice W. Gordon of Boston. 
iv Harriet Dyer, b. 23 Jan., 1847. „ .. , 

v Maria Abigail, b. 30 Jan., 1849; m. Jonathan E. Forbes of 
Westboro, and Kansas City, Mo. Ch. (Forbes): 
1 Lucy K.^; 2 Hattie A. 
vi Ellen Louise, b. 16 Aug., 1851; d. 4 May, 1868. 
vii Sarah AmeUa, b. 19 Feb., 1854; d. 12 April, 1870. 
viii Mary Clark, b. 25 Sept., 1856. 

414 MARIA CAROLINE% daughter of Capt. Charles'* and 
Susanna (Baylis) Brigham, born in Grafton, Mass., 26 June, 1820; 
died 28 Jan., 1891; married, (second wife), 9 May, 1847, WiUiam 
Trowbridge Merrifield, whose first wife was Margaret Brigham, 
(574). They resided in Worcester, Mass. 

Children {Merrifield), horn in Worcester: 

i Charles Brigham% b. 9 May, 1851; d. 17 May, 1851. 
ii Andrew Lucian, b. 3 Dec, 1852; d. 26 Aug., 1853. 
iii Maria Josephine, b. 9 July, 1854; d. 26 Sept., 1878. 
iv Harriette, b. 22 Oct., 1856; m. 5 Feb., 1884, Hon. William Trow- 
bridge, son of Ephraim Trowbridge and Catherme (White) 



336 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Forbes, and gr.-grandson of 175; b. 24 May, 1850, in Westboro. 
Mrs. Forbes is the editor of the portion of the Diary of the Rev. 
Ebenezer Parkman, published by the Westboro Hist. Soc, and 
the author of The Hundredth Town, a sketch of Westboro. Judge 
Forbes grad. from Amherst Coll. in 1871; was instructor in 
Mathematics in Robert Coll., Constantinople 3 years; studied 
law, and in 1888 was appointed Judge of the Court of Probate 
and Insolvency for Worcester, having been standing Justice, 1st 
Dist. Court, Worcester. They res. in Westboro, where he prac- 
ticed law and held many town offices; was representative to the 
Legislature in 1881-82, and senator, 1886-87. Removed to Wor- 
cester, where they now live. Ch. (Forbes): 

1 William Trowbridge^, b. 23 April, 1885. 

2 Allan White, b. 20 June, 1886. 

3 Cornelia Brigham, b. 14 July, 1888. 

4 Katherine Maria, b. 23 Sept., 1889. 

5 Esther Louise, b. 28 June, 1891. 

6 Malcolm Stuart, b. 22 Nov., 1892; d. 4 Feb., 1893. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

4,15 COL. BELA BREWSTER^ son of Moses« and Wealthy 
(Johnson) Brigham; born in Hanover, N. H., 4 Feb., 1784; died 
5 Dec., 1870, probably at Bath, N. Y.; married (1) 26 Dec., 1816, 
Hannah, daughter of Richard Davenport of Richfield, N. Y.; mar- 
ried (2) 30 Jan., 1823, Abby, daughter of Nathan Whitney, Conn., 
born 9 March, 1796. 

Col. Brigham was a clerk in the store of P. S. Whitney of Boston 
for two years after his father's removal to Canada. In 1803 Bela 
joined his father, settled in London and became a loyal subject 
of England. He was on the side of the British in the War of 
1812, and had command of a rifle company in the First Regt. of 
Oxford Militia and commanded the regiment during the Rebellion 
of 1837. He was often on duty during these years, acquiring for 
life a taste for a soldier's career. Morse found him, in his 76th 
year, living in Bath, N. Y., and relates that he had a retentive 
memory and a hand as steady as in youth. At 74 he amused him- 
self with skating on his birthday, and in his 76th year he still 
went without a cane. 

Children (by first wife) : 

i Wealthy Clarinda^ b. 18 Oct., 1817; m. in 1841, Gideon BuUen, 

D. D.; d. in Chicago, 29 Jan., 1893. ■ 
ii Eliza Ann, b. 9 July, 1819; d. 1 June, 1837. 
iii Twin boys, b. 5 May, 1831 ; d. unnamed. 
Children (by second wife) : 

iv Eugenia Maria, b. 36 April, 1834; d. in Washington, la., Aug., 
1870; m. 13 Sept., 1848, S. Morris Seymour, C. E.; res. Bath, N. Y. 

684 V Charles Brewster, b. 6 Aug., 1837. 

vi Adelaide Fidelia, b. 16 Nov., 1839; d. 26 July, 1833. 
vii Caroline WTiitney, b. 10 Aug., 1831; d. 1 June, 1857, in Nebraska; 
m. Truman W. Woods, M. D., of Woodville, Neb., 10 Aug., 1853. 

685 viii Henry Gustavus, b. 13 Sept., 1836. 

416 PHINEAS^ son of Phineas® and Lydia (Batherick) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 28 March, 1782; died ; mar- 
ried Lydia, daughter of Edmund Wilkins of Marlboro, Mass., 
where they resided. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Edward Elkins% b. 4 Sept., 1805; d. unm., in Marlboro, ae. 37. 
ii Bela Brewster, b. 10 May, 1807; m. Harriet Frost. 

686 iii Alden, b. 25 June, 1809. 
iv George, d. unm., se. 33. 

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340 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

V Austin, b. 5 March, 1811; m. Elizabeth Hastings; res. Hudson, 
Mass. Ch., names of the 2 elder unknown: 
3 Willis F.', b. in Hudson; m. 15 Dec, 1877, Lora Jeannette, 
dau. of Levi and Sarah (Crosby) Taylor; b. in Marlboro, 
17 Oct., 1858; res. there. Ch., b. there: i Frederick Levi'", 
b. 8 Aug., 1878; ii Everett F., b. 7 Feb., 1881; iii Ralph, b. 
1882. 
vi Lydia Ann, b. 28 Jan., 1815; m. (1) John Hastings; m. (2) 
Rufus Temple; res. Marlboro. 

687 vii Sidney, b. 4 Aug., 1817. 

688 viii Cyrus, b. 9 June, 1820. 

417 WILLARD^ son of Phineas* and Lydia (Batherick) 
Brigham; born in Westboro^ Mass., 20 Sept., 1784; died in Sut- 
ton, Mass., 14 Oct., 1858; married, 21 Nov., 1811, Betsey, daughter 
of Aaron and Sarah (Kimball) Sherman; born in Westboro, 26 
June, 1793; died in Worcester, Mass., July, 1880. 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i Leonard B.«, b. 4 March, 1812; d, in Sutton, 22 Feb., 1894; m. 

(1) Harriet Alexander, b. in Holden, Mass., 16 Sept., 1829; m. 

(2) Charlotte Black, who d. in Holden, 31 Jan., 1886; was a 
farmer, town treasurer and tax collector. Ch.: 

1 Hollis B.', b. in Holden, 6 Sept., 1836; d. unm., in Holden, 19 
April, 1882. 

689 ii Eliza J., b. 8 Oct., 1813. 

iii Orison W., b. 3 Nov., 1816; d. in Northbridge, Mass., 8 April, 
1882, s. p.; m. Laura, dau. Capt. Amos White of Northbridge; was 
a tool maker, and res. Northbridge. 

iv Almira, b. 1 Jan., 1818; d. 17 Sept., 1852; m. (1) Elias Adams, 
who d.; m. (2) Lewis Holbrook. Ch. (Adams): 

1 Ellas' J b. 15 Aug., 1841 ; res. Uxbridge, Mass. 
Ch. (Holbrook): 

2 Adelaide M., b. 24 July, 1845. 

690 V EU A., b. 1 July, 1820. 

vi Emmons B., b. 7 June, 1822; d. unm., 23 June, 1842, in Sutton, 
vii Emily M., b. 26 Dec, 1824; m. 1859, Barnabas Hewitt of North- 
bridge; d. s. p., 4 Jan., 1891; res. So. Sutton. 

691 viii Hannah L., b. 6 Feb., 1827. 

ix Catherine M., b. 1 April, 1629; m. 19 Jan., 1853, Henry O., 
son of Hosea Sprague of E. Douglass, Mass.; b. 13 Nov., 1828; 
d. in Westfield, 9 Jan., 1896. Ch. (Sprague), b. in Westfield: 

1 Alvin L.\ b. 18 Sept., 1855; d. 21 Oct., 1892, in Gardner, 
Mass.; m. Fannie I. Shurtleff, b. in Blanford, Mass., 1857. 
Ch.: i Harry L."; ii Charles E.; iii Florence. 

2 Clara L., b. 23 Aug., 1858; m. Charles S. Axtell of W. 
Springfield, 

3 Katie A., b. 20 June, 1866; m. James T. Case of Bristol, Conn. 
Ch. (Case): Catherine B." 

4 Efie O., b. 18 July, 1868; m. Henry L. Sherwood of West- 
field. Ch. (Sherwood): Alvin L."; and 2 d. y. 

X Phineas Forbes, b. 9 June, 1831; d. in Worcester, 1880; m. 
Lorenza Miller. Ch.: 

1 Melvina", b. 26 Aug., 1855; d. in Worcester; m. . 

2 Lizzie, b. Sept., 1861; m. (1) Omer Davis; m. (2) Frank 



SEVENTH GENERATION 341 

Jordan; res. Worcester. Ch. (Davis): Myrton O.^", b. Dec, 
1882; m. Lila Hiatt. 
xi Henry M., b. 39 Oct., 1833; m. 28 Nov., 1855, Hannah J. Sher- 
man, b. in Sutton, 19 May, 1839; he moved to Sutton; has one 
of the best houses in the town, and is prosperous. Ch. : 
1 Ella /.°, b. in S., 16 June, 1859; m. 5 Nov., 1879, Henry W. 
Putnam of S.; s. p. 
xii Sarah, b. 21 Sept., 1836; m. (1) 17 Jan., 1855, Loren Bolster of 
Worcester, who d. s. p.; m. (3) Fred Hawes, and res. Elk City, 
Neb. Ch. (Hawes): 

1 Charles^, who has ch. : George" and Buena. 

2 Ada, d. y. 

418 LAMBERT", son of Phineas^ and Lydia (Batherick) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 7 June, 1794; died about 1833; 
married Sophia Buck, and resided in Sterling, Mass. 

Children, born in Sterling: 

i Augustus^ b. 26 May, 1820; m. 9 Nov., 1840, in Boston, Mary 
A. AUard. He res. in Worcester, was a carpenter, and was in 
the Civil War. Ch.: 
1 (Dr.) Henry F.^ b. at Wayland, 3 May, 1842; m. Lydia A. 
— , who res. Geneva, O. ; was in the Civil War. 

2 Mary A., b. in Natick, 2 Oct., 1843. 

3 Harriet, b. in Framingham, 14 March, 1845. 

4 James A., b. in Princeton, 26 Nov., 1846; m. Hannah ; 

was a contractor and builder in Worcester, and was in the 
Civil War. 

5 Owen W., b. in Sterling, 26 April, 1848; d. in Worcester; 
was in the Civil War. 

6 Charles E., b. in Sterling, 26 Jan., 1850; d. 5 Sept., 1850. 

7 Fanny A. W., b. 1 June, 1851, in Sterling. 

8 Enoch A.,h. 5 Sept., 1853; d. in Worcester. 

9 Eler Emer J., b. 1 March, 1855, in Shrewsbury. 
10 Based A., h. 1 Sept., 1856; d. in Worcester. 

ii Aurelius, b. 3 Feb., 1830; m. 10 Sept., 1853, Olive Wilson; res. 
Boylston. Ch.: 

1 Edward L.', b. 6 Dec, 1854. 

2 John W., b. 4 Nov., 1855, in Boylston. 

419 JOHN HAZELTINE^ son of Capt. Ebenezer^ and Judith 
(Hazeltine) Brigham; born in Townshend, Vt., 14 Aug., 1783; 
died in Townshend, 7 May, 1876; married in 1817, Orpha R. 
Hazelton, born in Townshend in 1801, died in 1841. He was a 
farmer and stockdealer, town officer and State Representative. 

Children, born in Townshend: 

i to viii inclusive, d. young, unm.; names not given, 
ix Clarinda O.^ b. 4 Jan., 1817; d. unm., May, 1872; a teacher. 
X Mary Ann, b. 13 July, 1819; d. in Wardsboro, Vt., June, 1888; 

m. in 1875, Thresher, who d. 1876. 

xi (Dr.) John Wells, b. 19 Oct., 1823; m. 13 May, 1852, Lestina S. 
Gore, who d. at Union, Wis., 3 April, 1879; res. Union. Ch.: 
1 Lock WelW, b. 15 May, 1853; d. in Union, Wis., 11 Jan., 
188&; m. in 1876, Ada J. Elwood, b. in Union, in I860; she 



S42 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

m. (2) , and res. in Evansville, Wis. Ch,: Bertha 

Blanche^", b. 11 April, 1879; res. unm., Madison, Wis.; grad. 
B. L. Univ., Wis., 1900; post-grad, student, 1903. 

xii Haley Forester, b. 12 Jan., 1827; m. (1) 1863, Caney; 

m. (2) 1870, Widow Wilder, n4e Smith; res. Wardsboro, Vt.; 
a blacksmith, 
xlii Bela Brewster, b. 3 March, 1831; m. in 1856, Mary E. Holbrook, 
b. in Townshend, in 1836; a farmer, and has held town offices. 
Ch., b. in Townshend: 
1 and 2 d. y., unnamed. 

3 John H.^, b. 14 June, 1858; LL. B.; a lawyer, res. Duluth, 
Minn. 

4 Bertha C, b. 2 Sept., 1870; grad. of Normal School. 

5 Blanche B., b. 7 Jan., 1872. 

426 MOSES", son of Capt. Ebenezer^ and Judith (Hazeltine) 

Brigham; born in Townshend, Vt., in 1789, where he died in 1844«; 

married, 14 Nov., 1814, Sally Oaks, who died in Townshend, in 

1862. 

Children, all hut the fourth horn in Vermont: 
i Mary AnnS b. 1815; d. 1818. 
ii Judith, b. 1818. 
iii Ebenezer, b. 1820; d. 1887. 

iv Calvin Oaks, b. in Frankfort, N. Y., 30 Aug., 1822; m. 16 Feb., 
1851, Almira Smith of Roxbury, Vt., b. 20 Jan., 1825; d. in 
Oakland, Cal., 21 July, 1893; is a merchant in Oakland. Ch., 
b. in San Francisco, Cal.: 
1 Frank Eugene^ b. 11 April, 1856; m. 16 Feb., 1886, Mary L. 
Alexander, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., 29 April, 1864; a mer- 
chant in Oakland. Ch., b. in Oakland: i Beulah", b. 22 Jan., 
1887; ii Gladys, b. 25 Oct., 1888. 
V Lyman H., b. 1825; d. 1891. 
vi Emeline A., b. 1831; d. 1868. 
vii Mary L., b. 1834. 

421 JOSEPH CLARENDON^ son of Joseph^ and Sally 
(Woods) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 20 Dec., 1800; died 
in Northfield, Mass., 22 Jan., 1879; married, 15 June, 1828, Han- 
nah Clapp, daughter of Gen. Thomas Lincoln; born in Taunton, 
Mass., 1 March, 1807; died in Northfield, 4 Oct., 1855. 

He was, early in life, a dry goods clerk in Boston; later in busi- 
ness for himself on Washington Street; in 1832 he moved to 
Taunton, Mass., where he had a large store; moved to Clappville, 
Mass., where became an extensive wool buyer; moved to Northfield, 
in 1841, where he settled the important estate of John H. Dexter 
of Boston. Was an occasional writer of prose and verse. 

Children : 
692 i Joseph ThomasS b. in Taunton, 1 Nov., 1829. 

ii Augusta Hannah, b. in Northfield, 9 April, 1842; m. 1 May, 
1881, Samuel G. Priest, M. D., of New York City, who d. s. p., 
27 Oct., 1893. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 343 

422 POLLY^ daughter of Edmund^ and Mary (Martyn) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 6 Feb., 1780; died 25 April, 1875; 
married Sylvester, son of Heman Fay, born in Southboro, Mass., 2 
Sept., 1781 ; resided in Southboro. 

Children (Fay), born in Southboro : 

i Charles Merrick*, b. 12 Aug., 1804; m. 14 May, 1829, Sarah, dau. 
of Perry Whipple. Ch.: 
1 Sarah*; 2 Olive, m. William Brigham; 3 Alice; 4 Walter; 5 
Harriet. 
ii Maria, b. 8 June, 1806; m. Alexander Marsh. Ch. (Marsh): 

1 Harriet"; 2 Mary; 3 Henry; 4 Ann; 5 George. 
Hi Jerome, b. 7 July, 1808; d. V March, 1868; when a young man 
saved up a few hundred dollars, suddenly left home, and was 
not heard from for years ; in the seventies a lady, purporting to be 
the daughter of Fay Brigham of Philadelphia, applied to Peter 
Bent Brigham of Boston, for information concerning her father's 
family. After much trouble on the part of Mr. Brigham, by the 
aid of family pictures, it was discovered that Jerome Fay had 
changed his name in Philadelphia, married, and died there, under 
the name of Fay Brigham; he had 2 daughters, 
iv Jane, b. 1 June, 1810; m. Martin, son of Dea. Brigham Fay; she 

d. Feb., 1888. 
V Sylvester, b. 29 Feb., 1813; m. (1) 1837, Catherine Cook; m. 
(2) Abbie Parker. Ch., by 1st m.: 

1 Mary"; 2 William; 3 Frederick; 4 George; 5 Frank; 6 
Catherine. 
vi Martha Ann, b. 21 May, 1816; m. 1835, Samuel S. Howe. Ch. 
(Howe) : 
, 1 Warren'; 2 Annie, who is a teacher, 
vii Heman, b. 21' July, 1819; m. 1848, Adaline, dau. of Phineas Rice; 
res. Northboro; Ry, conductor B. & A. Ch.: 
1 Ella". 
viii Edmund Brigham, b. 18 June, 1823; m. Eliza Trowbridge; res. 
Framingham Cen.; 2 ch. 

423 JOHN% son of Edmund^ and Mary (Martyn) Brigham; 
born in Westboro, Mass., ,7 June, 1782; died in Whitingham, Vt., 
21 Feb., 1863; married (1) 14 Nov., 1808, in Phillipston, Mass., 
Rebecca, daughter of Gamaliel and Sarah (Freeman) Smith; born 
in Truro, Mass., 2 Nov., 1783; died in Whitingham, 23 Feb., 1833; 
married (2) 4 Dec, 1833, Huldah, daughter of Minor Wheeler, 
born in Halifax, Vt., 24 Dec, 1804; died in Whitingham, 8 Oct., 
1839; married (3) 22 April, 1841, Mrs. Rebecca (Rawson) Bard- 
well-Goss, born in Montague, Mass., 30 Sept., 1785; died in Whit- 
ingham, 5 July, 1844; married (4) 2 May, 1845, Betsey (Preston) 
Brigham, widow of his brother Lyscom, born in Whitingham, 11 
July, 1800; died in Heath, 8 April, 1874. 

He was six feet in his stockings and very muscular; his native 
ability was large, his energy enormous and he accomplished a 
great deal of business in his long life. When about 25 years old 



S44 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

he bought land in southern Vermont, cleared it and built a house. 
Once, starting in the morning, he walked to Phillipston, 40 miles, 
and danced all night, apparently unwearied. He was the most 
prominent man in the section where he lived; he manufactured 
scythe snaths and annually carried thousands of dozens to market 
in Worcester County and eastern Massachusetts ; he bought the sur- 
plus produce of the farmers and carried it with his own to Boston, 
a hundred miles with horse or ox teams, for years; he was the 
largest sheep raiser in southern Vermont. Although solicited, he 
never accepted public oflSce, but was on several important commit- 
tees and chairman of the building committee for the Universalist 
church; it was owing to his efforts that a society was formed in 
Whitingham, His geniality made his home a rallying point for all 
his kin. 

Children (by first wife), born in Whitingham: 

693 1 Martyn Freeman*, b. 19 Oct., 1809. 

ii Sally Smith, b. 29 Dec, 1811; d. 30 July, 1815. 

694 iu Harriet, b. 2 Sept., 1814. 

695 iv Sally Maria, b. 12 Aug., 1816. 

696 V Rebecca Elvira, b. 23 March, 1820. 

697 vi John Addison, b. 25 Jan., 1824. 

vii Francis Edmund, b. 1 Aug., 1826; d. s. p., in Orion, IU., where 
he was a large farmer, 14 Feb., 1884; m. 16 Jan., 1855, Millicent 
A., dau. of Rufus Brown of Wilmington, Vt. Ch.s 

1 John Rufus'', b. 7 July, 1859; d. Sept., 1864. 

2 Twins, d. y. 

Children (by second wife), born in Whitingham: 
viii Lewis, b. 17 Sept., 1834; d. 8 Oct., 1834. 

698 ix Emeline Minerva, b. 16 March, 1836. 

699 X Hosea Wheeler, b. 30 May, 1837. 

424 LYSCOM^ son of Edmund^ and Mary (Martyn) Brig- 
ham; born in Templeton, Mass., 28 March, 1792; died in Whit- 
ingham, Vt., 19 Nov., 1844; married, 4 June, 1823, Betsey Preston, 
who married (2) John Brigham, of Whitingham; was a farmer in 
Whitingham. 

Children, born in Heath: 

1 AbigaiP, b. 5 March, 1824; m. 31 March, 1854, Elisha, son of 
Elisha Hagar; b. in Halifax, Vt., 2 Aug., 1819; d. 8 Dec, 1902; 
res. Dell, Mass. Ch. (Hagar), b. in Heath: 

1 Frank Elisha', b. 17 July, 1855; m. 15 May, 1884, Julia P. 
Leonard, b. 31 July, 1858. Ch.: i Ernest R.", b. 13 June, 1885; 
ii Alice L., b. 9 Sept., 1886; iii Grace E., b. 13 Aug., 1889; 
res. in Auburn, R. I. 

2 Clifford James, b. 1 April, 1862; m. 15 April, 1884, Ella A. 
Purrington, b. 4 Feb., 1862. Ch.: i Infant", d, y.; ii May 
E., b. 13 June, 1892; d. 17 Oct., 1892; res. in Dell, Mass. 

ii Charles L., b. 2 Dec, 1825; d. Q2 July, 1829. 
iii Samuel Dexter, b. 11 July, 1827; d. 8 Oct., 1838. 




John Brigham, of Whitingham, Vt. (423) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 345 

iv Mary, b. 25 Aug., 1830; d. unm., in North Heath, 15 June, 1887; 
a schoolteacher. 

V Elizabeth A., b. 28 Oct., 1832; d. 27 Aug., 1838. 

vi Lewis L., b. 12 Maj^ 1835; d. in Colrain, Mass., 14 Jan., 1903; 
m. 15 Feb., 1859, Marcia A., dau. of Philander Shearer; b. in 
Colrain, 22 May, 1836; d. in C, 9 June, 1903. He was a farmer 
in Colrain. Ch.: 

1 Alice A.', b. in Halifax, 31 May, 1861; d. 8 Dec, 1863. 

2 Frank Lewis, b. in Cambridge, N. Y., 6 Oct, 1867; m. 26 
Oct., 1892, Florence E. Miner, b. at Leyden, Mass., 14 Nov., 
1876; res. Elm Grove, Mass. Ch., b. in Halifax: i Clarence 
H.", b. 17 Nov., 1894; ii Byron A., b. 24 May, 1898. 

425 EDWARD^ son of Edmund*' and Mary (Martyn) Brig- 
ham ; born in Templeton^ Mass., 26 May, 1 795 ; died in Whitingham, 
Vt., 10 April, 1880; married in April, 1824, Laura Cummings, 
born in Phillipston, Mass., 28 April, 1802; died in Whitingham, 
Sept., 1880. 

Edward settled first in Heath, Mass. ; removed to Whitingham in 
1843. He first ran a saw-mill, then engaged in farming. 

Children, born in Heath, except the youngest : 

i Marj^, b. 23 Feb., 1825; d. 10 March, 1825. 
ii Augusta A., b. 7 July, 1827; d. 4 March, 1842. 
700 iii Charles Edward, b. 4 June, 1833. 

iv Joseph L., b. 16 June, 1838; m. 2 July, 1861, Elmina C. Bunn, b. 
in Winchenden, Mass., May, 1841; res. in Fitchburg, Mass. 

1 Eva £?.», b. 29 May, 1863; m. July, 1885, Frank M. Patch of 
Fitchburg, who d. Ch. (Patch): Leon F.", b. 16 Nov., 1890. 

2 George E., b. 17 Nov., 1865; m. 28 July, 1887, Martha Shep- 
ard; res. Fitchburg. Ch.: Ruby E.'", b. 4 Dec, 1890. 

V Henry, b. 5 Dec, 1844, in Whitingham; d. 27 July, 1863. 

426 LEWIS^, son of Edmund*' and Mary (Martyn) Brigham; 
born in Templeton, Mass., 4 June, 1806; died there, 29 Aug., 
1886; married (1) 27 May, 1834, Martha, daughter of Elisha 
Hagar of Halifax, Vt., and widow of Otis Holbrook; born 20 
June, 1808; died 2 Jan., 1852; married (2) 7 Jan., 1856, Rebecca 
H. Whitney; born in Groton, Mass., 7 July, 1812; died 23 Dec, 
1856; married (3) 13 Oct., 1857, Mrs. Clara W. Page; born in 
Woodstock, Vt., 23 Dec, 1815; died in Templeton, 14 Feb., 1891. 
Lewis inherited the farm in Templeton. 

Children, born in Templeton: 

1 Mary Martha^ b. 7 March, 1835; d. 24 May, 1869; m. 27 Oct., 
1853, Andrew J. Starkey, b. in Richmond, N. H., 4 March, 1831; 
d. 3 April, 1873. Ch. (Starkey): 

1 James Lewis\ b. 27 July, 1854; d. 28 April, 1874. 

2 Mary A., b. 27 May, 1859; d. 14 June, 1862. 

3 Otis A., b. 23 June,' 1861; res. W. Swanzey, N. H. 

4 John W., b. 27 Jan., 1865; m. Oct., 1888, Anna Wood; res. 
W. Swanzey. Ch. (Starkey): i Chester A}"; ii Lena V. 



346 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

5 William H., b. 7 May, 1866; d. 10 Feb., 1888 

6 Lydia ^;^ b.^3 Jaru. 1868; m. £1 Jan., 1891, John A. Joslin; 
1905 ^P"^"''^' ^' "• C^- (J«^l^») = R^^th G.-, d. 10 Sept.; 

701 ii Edmund Monis, b. 21 Feb., 1837 

"' 2*il""^^T^' \}t •^""•' ^^^^' ^- ^" B««t«"' ^t the home of 
ms cousm, John Addison Brigham, 16 Dec 1861 

iv James Lewis, b^ 3 March, 1841; d. in Dakota, 26 Maj, 1891; m. 
1878 M^^ ^J^^^'^^f' ^ho d. 5 June, 1875; m. (2) 10 Jan.. 
mL: TL \\ \ ^^""^^^^^ °^ Benjamin Frye of Royalston 
Mass.; b. 26 March, 1846; d. there, 20 Dec, 1892. Ch (by 
second wife) : ^ •' 

1 George Lexms\ b. in Templeton, 6 Jan., 1879; res. in 1905, 
unm., in Boston. 
. 2 Emma Winifred, b. in Templeton, 14 Sept., 1881; res. Boston. 
V Susan Arnold, b. 9 April, 1843; d. ibid. 

427 SAMUEL^ son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) Brigham- 

born -in West Waterford, Me., in 1788; died in Sweden, Me., 20 

March, 1870, ae. 82; married (I) Hannah Stevens; married (2) 

Lovina Paterson, who died in March, 1863. The male line is extinct. 

Children (by first wife), bom in Sweden, Me.- 

1 Charlotte^ b. 4 Oct., 1812; d. in Sweden, 7 Oct., 1891; m. Benja- 
min Nevers of Sweden. Ch. (Nevers) : 
1 George^, d. y. 
3 Albion, d. y. 

3 Albion, d, in 1900; 6 ch. 

4 Charlotte C, m. Charles W. Bennett of Sweden; 2 sons and 
2 daus. 

ii Lydia Ann, b. Aug., 1814; m. (1) Isaac Stevens of Marblehead, 
Mass. by whom she had 2 ch., 1 d. y.; m. (2) Asa Critchett of 
East Boston, Mass.; 2 sons. 
iii Martha, b. in 1816; d. March, 1864; m. J. H. Pate of Boston, 

Mass.; 1 son and 2 daus., aU deceased, 
iv Lucretia, d. unm., in 1864. 
V Harriet O., d. unm., in Lowell, Mass., in 1901, 

vl Hannah, b. 25 Dec, 1825; m. Joseph Meader of Concord, N H, 
and Boston, Mass.; 2 sons and 1 dau. About 1864, moved to 
Cabfornia. 
Child (by second wife), born in Sweden: 
vii Son, d. at birth. 

428 LYSCOM% son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) Brigham; 
born (probably) in West Waterford, Me.,* 15 Nov., 179I; died in 
Hopkinton, Mass., 7 Sept, 1871; married, 8 Nov., 1814, Experience 
daughter of Dea. Dudley; born in Hopkinton, 27 Jan., 179I; died 
29 Jan., 1862. He was a farmer. 
Children, born in Hopkinton: 

i Pierpont', b. 8 July, 1816; d. in Southboro, Mass., 12 March, 
1876; m. , 33 Aug., 1840. 

in Wa?e"rford!°'''^ '"''' Hopkinton, Mass., but all his brothers and sisters were born 



SEVENTH GENERATION 347 

ii Mary, b. 30 Aug., 1818; m. 18 Jan., 1852, ; res. 

Westboro. 
iii Edmund, b. 14 Jan., 1821; m. 25 Nov., 1844, Abigail, dau. of 
Calvin Graves; res. in Marlboro. Ch.: 
1' Abby Lucindd', b. in Fayville, Mass., 11 Oct., 1850; d, 1 Jan., 

1874. 
2 Emma Louise, b. 25 Nov., 1856, 

iv Betsey, b. 3 Nov., 1822; m. 3 Nov., 1846, ; she is a 

nurse, and res. Southboro, Mass. 
v Lydia, b. 3 Aug., 1824; d. in Southboro, Mass., Sept., 1872. 
vi Isannah, b. 7 Nov., 1825; was a hotelkeeper in Boston Highlands, 
vii Lucy Ann, b. 9 Nov., 1827; d. in Hopkinton, 1860. 
viii Samuel, b. 29 Dec, 1829; hotelkeeper, Medway, Mass. 
ix Sarah, b. 28 Dec, 1832; d. in Hopkinton. 
X Martha, b. 1 June, 1834; d. in Hopkinton. 

429 DEA. GEORGE BALL% son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) 
Brigham; born in West Waterford, Me., 23 Jan., 1793; died 19 
May, 1842; married (1) in 1815, Nelly, daughter of Robert Fay 
of Southboro, j\Iass. ; born in Southboro, 2 April, 1789; died 18 
Jan., 1840; married (2) 3 Sept., 1840, Anna, sister of his first 
wife, and widow of Seth Belknap of Westboro, Mass., by whom 
she had three children; born 20 Feb., 1793, died s. p., by second 
marriage. He resided in Westboro. 

Children (by first wife), all born in Westboro, except the eldest: 

702 i Harrison, b. in W. Waterford, in 1812. 

703 ii George B., b. 5 Oct., 1818. 

iii Charles A., b. ; res. in California. 

iv Clarissa E., b. ; d. ; m. George John- 
son; res. Framingham, Mass. 
V Samuel R., b. in 1828; d. in Westboro, 30 March, 1875; m. Ellen 
S. ; b. in 1831; d. in W., 25 Aug., 1875. Ch.: 

1 Clare^, m. Emerson of Brockton, Mass. 

2 Nellie, m. Archibald of Marlboro, Mass. 

vi Harriet D., m. Levi Smith; res. Westboro. 

430 BRYANT', son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) Brigham; 

born in West Waterford, Me., 10 Feb., 1794; died, Westboro, Mass., 

8 July, 1848; married (1) Betsey Dudley, who probably died in 

Maine; married (2) Mary Smith, who died in Westboro, 27 Dec, 

1877, 8B. 79 yrs., 2 mos., 6 days. He resided in Westboro. 

Children (by second wife), born in Westboro: 

i Edmund Reed\ b. 19 March, 1826; m. (1) 15 April, 1852, Sarah 
Ball Williams, b. in Royalston, Mass., 6 June, 1828; d. 12 July, 
1865; m. (2) 7 Oct., 1866, Mrs. Caroline Williams Fuller, b. in 
Warwick, Mass., 30 March, 1830. He res. in Worcester, and was 
living in 1906. Ch. (by second wife), b. in Worcester: 
1 Sarah Jane^, h. 11 July, 1868; m. 16 July, 1887, at Worcester, 
Archie Dwight Jennings; she res. Winchester, N. H. Ch. (Jen- 
nings): i Earle Brigham'", b. 13 March, 1890; ii Dwight 
Edmund, b. 23 Aug., 1892; iii Marguerite Ellis, b. 12 Feb., 
1901. 



348 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Melzar Williams, b. 14 Aug.. 1870; m. in Buffalo, N. Y., 22 

i^qI" I a .tt^^t^^- ^^■'- ' ^""^y Edna", b. March, 
1895; d. Aug., 1895; ii Edmund Thomas, b. 23 June, 1896 
u Mary Ehzabeth, d. 2 Jan., 1841, ae. 9 yrs., 6 mos., 5 dvs 
m Susan Smith, d. 23 Aug., 1836, ae. 18 dys. " 

. ^^xJ . ^^^/\'°'' °^ ^^°'"'^' ^"'^ ^y^'^ <^^^") Brigham; born 
m Waterford, Me., 27 May, 1796; died in Boston, 13 March 
1832; married, 5 Dec, 1821, Betsey Mixer; born in Southboro! 
Mass., 3 Oct., 1796; died 3 Nov., 1831. He resided in Boston 
was a contractor. 

Children, born in Boston: 

i Silas 0.«, b. 7 May, 1823; m. in San Francisco, 7 May, 1863, 
Adelaide Landgraf, b. in Nordhansen, Prussia, 16 June, 1824- 
went to California in 1849; res. New York City; office 16 So! 
WiUiams St. Ch., b. in San Francisco: 
1 Charles H.\ b. 6 March, 1864; m. 2 July, 1888, Hattie E. 
Hawley; res. Brooklyn, N. Y, s. p 
ii Persis Elizabeth, b. 17 Dec, 1824; m. 7 Aug., 1851, William Harris 
Johonnot of Boston, receiving teller of the City Bank for 36 
years; res. Newton, Mass. Ch. (Johonnot), b. in Boston: 

1 Elizabeth Brigham\ b. 1 March, 1854; d. 16 July, 1855 

2 Charles Otis, b. 4 Sept., 1856; d. 19 Dec, 1861 

3 John Oliver, b. 21 July, 1858; m. 14 Nov., 1883, Sarah S. 
Kendall; with the N. Y. Edison Co.; educated at the Mass. 
Inst, of Technology. Ch.: Addie E.", b. in 1886 

4 Frank Brigham, b. 26 Dec, 1859; res. 14 St. Andrews PL, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5 Charles Otis, b. 4 Feb., 1865; m. 30 March, 1892, Elizabeth 
S. Oakes; res. 375 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Frank 
and Charles Johonnot are partners in the manufacture of 
proprietary medicines. Ch.: Mildred P., b. in 1896 

6 Harris Edwards, b. 25 March, 1868; electrician, Newton, Mass. 
m Mary Jane, b. 18 Oct., 1826; d. 4 Feb., 1831, 

iv Levi S., b. 15 Feb., 1829; d. 10 March, 1832. 

^S^^'■o^r"•' ^- ^^ ^^''^^' ^^^^5 burned to death in Sacramento, 
Cal., 3 Nov., 1852. 

432 LINCOLN^ son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) Brigham- 
born in West Waterford, Me., 22 Nov., 1801; died in Westboro,' 
Mass., 5 March, 1876; married, 20 March, 1831, Susanna Maria, 

daughter of Nathan and Frances (Brigham) Brigham; 

born m Southboro, Mass., 5 April, 1807; died in Westboro, 6 Aug 
1892, ae. 85. He resided in Westboro. 
Child, born in Westboro: 

i Francis A.«, b., 6 Nov., 1838; d.; m. 3 July, 1865, JuUana A., dau. 
of Warren Buck; b. in Southboro, 19 Dec, 1840; d. 12 Feb., 1876. 
Ch., b. in Westboro: 

1 Walter Lincoln^, b. 30 April, 1866. 

2 Lillian Susan, b. 21 Dec, 1867. 

3 Sarah Frances, b. 16 April, 1869. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 349 

4 Irving Arthur, b. 27 May, 1871; in the Spanish War, Co. C, 2d 
Mass. Regt. 

5 Edward Frederick, b. 23 May, 1874; m. 11 June, 1900, Caroline 
L. Stevens. Ch. : i Ehzabeth S.'", b. 2 June, 1901 ; ii Laurence 
S., b. 2 Aug., 1903. 

6 Juliana Angelina, b. 6 Feb., 1876; d. y. 

433 DEXTER^ son of SamueP and Lydia (Ball) Brigham; 
born in Waterford, Me., 24 Sept., 1808; died in Westboro, Mass.^ 
in 1884; married, l6 Sept., 1834, Martha W., daughter of Capt. 

Pierpont and Anna (Warren) Brigham, (186); born in 

Westboro, 3 April, 1813; died in Westboro, 6 April, 1889- 

He resided on Pierpont Brigham's homestead in the north-east 
part of Westboro, probably the place where Capt. Edmund Brig- 
ham resided. The male line is extinct. 

Children, horn in Westboro: 

i Marion Sophia*, b. 26 March, 1835; d. 18 Feb., 1841. 
ii Adaliza, b. 20 Oct., 1839; d. 7 Jan., 1877; m. 15 March, 1866, 
Andrew Otis. Ch. (Otis): 

1 Francis', b. 1871; d. ibid. 

2 W. I., b. 25 Sept., 1875; m. in 1900, . 

3 Fred, b. 15 Jan., 1885. 

iii Mary Elizabeth, b. 8 Aug., 1843; d. 7 April, 1869; m. 14 Nov., 
1865, William C. Fenniman. Ch. (Penniman) : 
1 Lizzie P?, b. 11 Dec, 1868; m. in 1897, Edgar H. Bates, 
iv Dexter Pierpont, b. 14 Oct., 1845; res. in 1904, in Westboro; 
m. (1) 14 Nov., 1867, Diana Tufts; m. (2) 5 Dec, 1894, Alice 
J. Forbush. Ch. (by first wife) : 
1 Jessie"", b. 6 April, 1869; m. 28 July, 1897, William Sanford. 
v Albert, b. 11 July, 1846; d. 8 July, 1887; m. 28 Jan., 1870, Kate 
Pettigrew. Ch. : 
1 Nellie E.\ b. 20 June, 1872; m. 25 Dec, 1897, Albert H. 
Daniels, 
vi Ella Sophia, b. 14 June, 1848; d. 27 Jan., 1870. 
vii Lora, b. 26 March, 1851 ; d. 30 Aug., 1851. 

434 CURTIS^ son of Dea. Lyscom® and Martha (Fay) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 21 May, 1793; died in Gun Plains, 
Mich,, 24 Feb., 1872; married in Boston, 14 Aug., 1817, Lydia, 
daughter of John Woodbury; born in Salem, Mass., 5 April, 1789; 
died in Gun Plains, Mich., 28 Nov., 1876. 

He was a shoemaker and farmer. In 1812 he walked 90 miles to 
Boston for work; then engaged on a coast vessel and was captured 
in the War of 1812. He kept a shoeshop in Boston. In 1833, he 
started for the West; drove to Brattleboro, Vt., thence took stage to 
Troy, N. Y., canal to Buffalo; by lake to Detroit; then walked 
125 miles to Gun (or Gull) Prairie, Mich.; then he returned for his 
family and drove back the next year. He cleared a farm and saw 
hard times. He began the first regular Sunday meetings in Al- 



850 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 
legan County Mich., in 183S, and was licensed to preach For 

.id^r ''\'''* "««"«»' Snnday-sohool and attended funerals be! 
sides doing his farm- work. At the a»-p nf '7« l,. ^ '""^rais, De- 

ing life-sketch for his family f rt X^h tlis t ukt ^" ""^'"'- 

b. in Vt 10 TnnP i«nf' i ' William \., son of John Gilkey; 

Ch. (GilkW) aU b in RiU, h" ''''^'"^' ^^^^•' ^^ J^'^" ISes! 
1 n t- V' • ^^ Richland, except the eldest- 

1 M 11 ""-u 'J" """^ ^^^^"«' ^ Sept, 1848 

2 Martha, b. 28 Feb., 1853. 



3 PTiZ/ard E., b. 34 March, 1854 

4 ilfart/ O., b. 5 April, 1856. 

5 JoAtt W^., 1 Feb., 1859. 
704 ii Curtis, b. 13 AprU, 1821 



:" tir"-H^eii air?f^srair.Tr ""■' ^ '-' -' 

" St; S "• " "-' '«•• - ^^^ Monteith. res. 



705 ^T f^!?-!*^ ^'A,^-,* ^''^•' 1825; unm 



vi Lyscom, b. 31 Jan., 1827 

IX Hannah, b. 12 April, 1831; m. 1855, Metcalf. ^ H 

res. California. Metcalf; 5 daus.; 

' f83rch.: • '' """•' ''''' "• ^" ^^^^' S-ah S. Warrant, b. in 

'fotrlnf'-'"*'^ '•/" ''''^ ^^^'^^ ^^^"^ Michigan Univ • 

4S5 BENJAMIN FA1-, son of Dea. Lyscom« and Patty (Fay) 

^eld Mass 16 March, 1884; married in 1823, Abigail, daughter 
of Shadrach Hoar; born in New Salem, Mass., 7 Ma;eh 1803 
died in Springfield, 21 Oct., 1868. ' 

He was a merchant, and in 1835 moved to Westboro Mass 

rtlVf^a" IV T-' *'^"^^ '^ Springfield \f So 
resided for a time at Shutesbury, Mass. The male line is extinct 
Children, born in Shutesbury • ciiincc. 

' ISiTmw'^T^' 5- '' ^""'' '^''^ ^- « J^^^ 1906; m. 11 Oct 

706 il Dexter H. ^""'/T' "' ^^^'^^^ "^^^' ''««• Westbo;o, s. p. ' 

<uo 11 uexter Hammond, b. 17 June, 1826 ^ 

'" fs^l^Beni^'-^t' ''• '' ^'^^ ^'"^^ '-^ ^- Springfield, 5 Nov, 
f Oct Se d ''''''''' r '^' ''"^^P^ °"^^' b. in Grafton, MasI 
moved in 5^8 Ch m^ "{ O" .10 June, 1899, to which place they 
movea m 1858. Ch. (Davis), b. in Springfield: 
1 i>^..». ^«..Zia». b. 15 Sept., 1852; m. at Dayton, O., 24 March, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 351 

1877, Samuel Thomas Evans, b. in Dayton, 31 Aug., 1849; d. 
20 Nov., 1888. Ch. (Evans): i Florence D.'»; ii Samuel T.; 
iii Walter Brigham; iv Maj'nard B.; v Winifred H. 



436 DR. HUBBARD HAMMOND^ son of Dea. Lyscom« 
and Betsey H. (Hoar) Brigham; born in Shutesbury, Mass., 31 
Oct., 1819; married (1) 25 July, 1840, Deborah, daughter of Dea. 
Jacob Thomas of Shutesbury; born in New Salem, Mass., 9 March, 
1817; died in Fitchburg, Mass., 7 June, 1850; married (2) 25 
March, 1851, Mrs. Sarah C. Randall, daughter of Henry Read; 
(she had a daughter by her first marriage, Harriet, who goes under 
the name of " Brigham ") ; born in Brattleboro, Vt., 25 Oct., 1824. 

Dr. Brigham resided and practiced in Fitchburg for many years. 
In 1906 he retired and removed to Dorchester, Mass. The male 
line is extinct. 

Children (by first tvife): 

i George^ b. in Shutesbury, 11 Oct., 1841; killed by a fall on ship 

in the Indian Ocean, 12 Dec, 1863. 
ii Leonella, b. in Ware, Mass., 17 July, 1845; d. there, 1 Sept., 

1845. 
iii Howard, b. in Fitchburg, 15 Feb., 1847; d. there, 14 Aug., 1849. 
iv Fred R., of Fitchburg, is an adopted son, and m. 2 Nov., 1896, 
Kate F. Killelea of No. Leominster, Mass.; has a son, Fred- 
erick Hubbard Brigham, b. 5 Sept., 1903; res. Dorchester. 

437 EDMUND FAY% son of Eli« and Polly (Fay) Brigham; 
born in Bolton Mass., 28 Oct., 1813; married, 6 Jan., 1836, Han- 
nah, daughter of Isaac Temple, who died 7 Jan., 1897, ae. 78. 
A manufacturer of baskets. In 1903 was living in West Boylston, 
Mass., where he had been selectman 10 years and overseer of the 
poor 15 years. 

Children, born in West Boylston: 

i George T.% b. 7 July, 1836; m. 1863, Catherine Amanda Sawyer; 
he is J. P., and res. W. Boylston. Ch., b. there: 

1 Minnie Frances^, b. April, 1864; d. 19 July, 1865. 

2 Minnie Frances, b. 16 Dec, 1865. 

3 Nellie Eva, b. 1 Nov., 1869; m. Charles Emory Gault of W. 
Boylston, 25 Dec, 1892; res. Bedford, Mass. Ch. (Gault): 
Charles E.'», b. 25 Nov., 1893. 

707 ii EUiott Fay, b. 13 Jan., 1839. 

iii Harriet A., b. 13 Aug., 1841; m. 12 Feb., 1865, Capt. George P. 
Lyon of Weymouth, Mass., who enlisted in 1861, private Co. H, 
12th Mass. Infantry; became Capt. in 1863, Co. H, 35th Mass. 
Infantry; resigned because of ill-health, April, 1864; d. 1906. Was 
G. A. R. Post Commander; res. in Weymouth. Ch. (Lyon), b. 
in Weymouth: 

1 Hattie Belle", h. 23 Jan., 1866; d. 25 Aug., 1866. 

2 Edith Blanche, b. 7 March, 1869. 



352 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

3 Frank Clemence, b. 21 Sept., 1874; enlisted in 1898 in U. S 

sSlh W^''- P;!;r°*"'^ ^o sergeant and served through the 

Spanish War m Cuba; re-enlisted and went to the PhiUppines 

,V T.1, ^T'u' fZ^- ^" *^' ^'^^^ Corps; res. Boston. ^^ 

S^w ' . KJ^^'S; ISU; m. 1 June, 1871, Arthur A. Eames 

of Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Eames), b. in Worcester: 

1 Mabel Frances", b. 26 April, 1872 

2 Arm^r Benjarnin, b. 2 Nov., 1873; m. 19 June, 1901, MabeUe 
Albee; res. Worcester. Ch. (Eames): Alice F.-, b. 19 Aug., 

708 V Eli Howard, b. 5 Sept., 1847. 

^' f/w ^■' ^; ^' i'^y' ''"'' "• ^ S^Pt" 1«^^' Charles H. Baldwin 
of Worcester. Ch. (Baldwin): 

1 Hm^y Faf, b. 17 Dec, 1879; grad. Worcester Polytechnic 

vii Edmund Davis, b. 16 July, 1853; m. Sept., 1875, Mary A. Gather- 
IS a basket mfr.; res. W. Boylston. Ch, b. there- ' 

^ Frands"^"'' ^' '' "^""'' '^''' "^^ '^^'' ^^^ McQuillan. Ch.: 

2 Francis, b. 13 Aug., 1877; d. 15 June, 1895 

3 Bertha L., b. 8 Feb., 1879; d. 8 June, 1895. 

4 Edmund D., b. 14 April, 1883; d. 4 Oct., 1884 

5 Hazel I., b. 15 July, 1893. 

viii WUMe Porter, b. 14 Sept., 1859; m. 3 Dec, 1895, Ida R., dau 
of Ezra Pierce of W. Boylston; is a basket manufacturer. Ch., 
b. m W. Boylston: 
1 Charles Albert^, b. 3 Jan., 1902. 

438 CATHERINE WARREN% daughter of Dexter^ and 
Catherine (Warren) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., II Dec 

^^iLf^M^^^"""^' ^^^^' "'^'""^^ ^9 M^:^^ 1840, Daniel 
Mitchell, of Bndgewater, Mass., born 7 Feb., 1807; died 2S July 

1877, m Prescott, Arizona. He married (2) his first wife's sister! 
Angelina. 

Mr. Mitchell was a civil engineer and surveyor, and an early 
contractor on the B. & A. R. R.; moved to Kansas in 1855, and 
resided in Ogden and Junction City, where was Recorder, Treas- 
urer and Surveyor for the County; also County Commissioner, 
Mayor and Dept. Collector of Internal Revenue; moved to Arizona 
m 1875, where was Dept. Territorial Surveyor. MitcheU County, 
Jtan. was named for him. 

Children {Mitchell), horn in Bridgewater: 

i William Dexter^, b. 31 July, 1841; he enlisted in the Civil War 

^ .fu ;.^"^ ^^^ ^'^^^ ^^ ^^^'^^' 18^^ 5 he was Capt. of Co. 
K, 5th Ky. Cav., on the " March to the Sea." 

ii Daniel Francis, b. 3 Jan., 1843; unm., in 1903; was in Quarter- 
masters Dept., in the Civil War; res. in Junction City, Kan., 
where he was Dept. Treas., Civil Engineer, etc; moved to Pres- 
^^ cott, Arizona, in 1876, where he is a R. E. and Ins. agent, 
m Catherine Warren, b. 15 March. 1849; d. 28 Sept., 1849 









m\ 





Mary A. Brigham (til) 
First President of Mt. Holyolte College 



SEVENTH GENERATION 353 

439 DEXTER, JRJ, son of Dexter** and Catherine (Warren) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 23 Jan., 1819; died 6 Oct., 1892; 
married (1) l6 Feb., 1842, Hannah Abigail, daughter of Rev. 
Elisha Roekwood; born in Westboro, 1 Feb., 1817; died 26 April, 

1882; married (2) Mrs. Rosa . He was early connected 

with the Boston & Albany R. R. and later interested in the first 
express line between Boston and New York. He moved to San 
Francisco, Cal., and later to Australia. The male line is extinct. ' 

Children, born in Westboro: 

i Susan Emily^ b. 19 April, 1846; d. 27 Aug., 1846. 
ii Roekwood, b. 24 July, 1848; d. 7 Feb., 1874, s. p. 
ill Constance Dexter. 

440 ANGELINE^ daughter of Dexter^^ and Catherine (War- 
ren) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 27 Jan., 1824; died in 
Salt River, Indian Reservation, Maricopa, Arizona, 21 July, 1906; 
married, 3 Oct., 1850, Daniel Mitchell of Bridgewater, Mass., 
(widower of her sister Catherine). She studied at Mt. Holyoke 
College, in 1846, but did not graduate. 

Children (Mitchell), born in Bridgewater: 

i Charles Warren% b. 16 Feb., 1853; d. 18 Aug., 1852. 
ii Angeline Brigham, b. 5 Oct., 1854; m. 20 April, 1881, George Ed- 
ward Brown; res. s. p., Maricopa, Arizona, in Salt River Indian 
Reservation. 

441 MARY ANN^, daughter of Dexter" and Mary Ann 
(Gould) Brigham; was born in Westboro, Mass., 6 Dec, 1829; 
she was instantly killed in a railway accident near New Haven, 
Conn., 29 June, 1889- 

When Miss Brigham died, she was the President-elect of Mt. 
Holyoke College, Mass. In her youth, fondness for study led her 
to the best school of her time for women, Mt. Holyoke Seminary, 
at whose head was the pioneer in women's education, Mary Lyon. 
Miss Brigham returned to the Seminary as a teacher during 1855- 
'58, then was assistant principal at Ingham University, Le Roy, 
N. Y., for 3 years. In 1863 she began to conduct a post-graduate 
course in connection with the Brooklyn (N. Y.) Heights Seminary, 
at that time the leading private school for girls. Here Miss Brig- 
ham found her real life-work, and she remained, first as teacher 
and then as Associate Principal, for 26 years. In 1889, Miss 
Brigham accepted the unanimous call of the Trustees to become 
President of Mt. Holyoke College. She had twice refused the 
presidency of Wellesley College, also positions of honorable re- 
sponsibility at Smith and Vassar College. The school had just 
been granted a college charter; but Mt. Holyoke was not destined 
to open its doors to its first President. 



354 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Conservative yet liberal in her educational policy, she retained 
what was good in the older system while assimilating the best in 
the modern methods. Gifted with remarkable discrimination, well- 
balanced judgment, wide knowledge of human nature and unfailing 
tenderness and sympathy, she became to thousands of girls their 
ideal of womanly wisdom and of Christian character. The 
Alumnae of the Brooklyn Heights Seminary have equipped a 
Memorial Hall as a permanent reminder of her work for yoimg girls. 
Another fitting tribute is the " Mary Brigham Cottage " at Mt. 
Holyoke College, the gift of the Mt. Holyoke Alumnge Associa- 
tion of New York and vicinity, of which Miss Brigham was, for 
years. President. It is a beautiful and permanent memorial to Mt. 
Holyoke's first president. 

442 ACHSAH ELIZABETH", daughter of Dexter® and Mary 
Ann (Gould) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 10 April, 1832; 
died 14 April, 1882; married, 1 May, I860, Joseph Milton Myers, 
born in Ohio, 25 Jan., 1830; died 21 Oct., 1897. He was a hotel- 
keeper, at Beloit, Kas., and Seligman, Arizona; member of the 
Board of Supervisors, Commissioners, etc., and a rancher. 

Children (Myers) : 

i Joseph MiltonS b. Oct., 1862; d. ibid. 

ii Charles Henry, b. 23 Jan., 1864; m. 17 Dec, 1889, Iva Leonore 
Seaver, b. 19 Aug., 1866; res. Mesa, Ariz. Ch.: 

1 Arey E.", b. 1892. 

2 Dau., b. 1899. 

Hi Mary Emma, b. 24 Dec, 1866; m. 5 Oct., 1887, Theodore James 
Pomeroy; res. Guadalajara, Mexico. Ch. (Pomeroy): 

1 Theodore H.\ b. 1889. 

2 Charles J., b. 1892. 

443 CHARLES EDMUND', son of Dexter® and Mary Ann 
(Gould) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 3 July, 1834; died in 
Boston, 23 Aug., 1896; married, 6 May, 1858, Elizabeth Catherine, 
daughter of Phineas Gay of Boston, born 29 June, 1829 ; died 
18 March, 1901. 

He prepared for college at Thetford Vt., Academy, and entered 
Dartmouth College, but gave up his course and became an iron 
and steel merchant, doing a very large and successful business in 
Boston, where he resided for many years. 

Child, horn in Boston: 

i Arthur Gay*, b. 9 April, 1864; d. s. p., in Colorado Springs, 
Colo, (where he had gone for his health), Oct., 1905; m. Jessie, 
dau. of Dr. McDougal, a dentist of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

444 SARAH LOUISA^ daughter of Dexter® and Mary Ann 
(Gould) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 13 Jan., 1845; mar- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 355 

ried 1 Jan., 1868, Junius Welch Hill of Boston; born in Hing- 
ham, Mass., 18 Nov., 1840. 

Prof. Hill was educated in the Boston Public Schools, a " Frank- 
lin Medal " scholar ; graduated from the English High School, 
and from Leipsic (Germany) Conservatory of Music. He has 
been a teacher of piano and organ in Boston, for many years, and 
organist in several churches; was Prof, of IMusic in Wellesley Col- 
lege 13 years. Residence, Newton, Mass. 

Children {Hill) : 

i Frederic Warren^, b. 7 March, 1869; ra. 2 Aug., 1890, Grace Hall 
Williams, b. 2 Jan., 1870. Ch. (Hill): 

1 Dexter Brigham", b. 25 Dec, 1891. 

2 Philip M., d. y. 

ii Mary Brigham, b. 19 Nov., 1870; res. Colorado Springs, Colo., 
in 1906. 

445 BAKER^ son of Lieut. William'' and Sarah (Baker) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 9 Jan., 1792; died 19 Dec, 1868; 
married in 1818, Fanny, daughter of Nathaniel Fay of Southboro, 
born 23 Dec, 1790; died 27 May, 1881. 

Children: 

i S. Maria«, b. in Southboro, 26 Feb., 1820; d. 20 April, 1886; m. 

20 June, 1848, William H. Buck of Southboro, b. 26 Aug., 1818; 

d. 13 Nov., 1902. Ch. (Buck), b. in Southboro: 
4 1 Frank H?, b. 14 Nov., 1850; res. Southboro. 

2 George W., b. 14 March, 1852; m. 3 Nov., 1879, Jennie Robert- 
son of Boston, b. 1 Feb., 1852. Ch.: i George R.^", b. 24 Jan., 
1883; ii Howard H., b. 27 March, 1889. 

3 Wallace B,. b. 14 Feb., 1857; res. Southboro. 

ii William Baker, b. 16 Nov., 1829; d. 2Q June, 1889; m. in 1858, 
Olive A., dau. of Charles Fay of Southboro; b. 3 Sept., 1833. 
Ch.: 

1 Charles B.^, b. 21 Sept., 1861; res. in Boston. 

2 Edward H., b. 20 April, 1874; d. July, 1876. 

446 WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN^ son of Col. Ephraim« and 
Lucy (Rice) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Aug., 1795; 
died in Wardsboro, Vt., 12 Aug., 1875; married (1) 4 Dec, 
1817, Lydia B., daughter of Stephen Rice; born in West Medway, 
Mass., 12 April, 1796; died in Wardsboro, 22 April, 1862; married 
(2) in 186 — , Rebecca Farnham of New Hampshire; who died 
s. p., in 1884. Was a Sergeant under his father, in the War of 
1812; was a mechanic and wheelwright, and resided in Wardsboro, 
Vt., where he removed from West Medway. 

Children (by first wife), the first 4 born in Medway, others in Wardsboro: 
i Sophia% b. 3 Oct., 1819; d. 30 Dec, 1836. 

ii Laura, b. 15 Jan., 1821 ; m. 20 Oct., 1846, Andrew Hawks, b. in 
Saugus, Mass., 27 Aug., 1822; res. Lynn, Mass. Ch. (Hawks): 
1 George W.", and 2 others, aU d. young. 



356 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iii Lydia, b. 23 July, 1824; m. in 1844, Ira Leonard, b. in Allentown, 
N. H., 14 Feb., 1806; res. Lowell, Mass. Ch, (Leonard): 

1 Mary A.', d. young. 

2 Lillian, d. young. 

3 Caroline, m. Ammi L. Corliss, and res. Lowell, 
iv Dana, d. in infancy. 

V Dana, b. 8 Aug., 1827; d. unm., in Wardsboro, 1869; a farmer. 
709 vi Loraon, b. 16 Feb., 1829. 

vii Frances, b. 11 June, 1830; d. 18 Jan., 1840. 

viii Dexter Elbridge, b. 6 April, 1831; m. 1858, Edith S. Twitchell; 
res. a farmer in Wardsboro, s. p. 
ix Mary Eliza, b. 1 May, 1833; d. 9 April, 1855. 

X Ansel Merriam, b. 6 Sept., 1835; d. in Tacoma, Wash, 29 Jan., 
1889, s. p.; m. in Starkville, Vt., 13 Sept., 1868, Martha J. 
Champion, b. there, 29 Nov., 1840; res. there, 
xi Charles Wesley, b. 2 July, 1837; m. (1) 29 Nov., 1866, E. 
Augusta, dau. of Otis Metcalf; b. in Ashburnham, Mass., 29 
May, 1844; d. in Lowell, Mass., 24 Jan., 1891; m. (2) 25 April, 
1894, Inez M., dau. of Nathan Currier; b. in No. Troy, Vt, 15 
July, 1848. Was grad. Dartmouth Coll., M. D., 1859; a musician, 
2d Brigade Band, 3d Div., 24th Army Corps, Civil War; res. 
Wardsboro and Lowell, where a tanner and currier. Ch., b. in 
Wardsboro: 

1 George Dexter^, b. 23 May, 1870; d. 11 Aug., 1870. 

2 Charles Edmund, twin to George; music teacher. 

xii Francis Edmund, b. 10 March, 1839; m. 29 Jan., 1869, Ida M., 
dau. of Horace Bissell; b. in Wardsboro, 1 Dec, 1849. In the 
Civil War, musician 2d Brigade Band, 3 Div., 24th Army Corps; 
is postmaster, selectman, overseer of the poor and town auditor 
in Wardsboro, where res. a tanner and currier. Ch., b. there: 
1 Carlos Buddinffton", b. 15 May, 1878. 

447 MATTHIAS^ son of Col. Ephraim« and Lucy (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Nov., 1796; died at Cin- 
cinnati, O., about 1854; married in Cincinnati, 3 Oct., 1821, 
Caroline Crossman. 

Children, born in Cincinnati: 

i Carolines b. 14 April, 1823; unm. 
ii Matilda, d. y. 

iii John C, b. 5 Feb., 1626; unm., res. Washington, O. C, in 1893. 
iv Lucilia S., b. 11 March, 1832; m. in 1857, Thomas H. Looker; 
Purser, U. S. N. ; later Paymaster Gen.; retired; b. in Cincinnati, 
in 1829. Ch. (Looker), all res. in Washington, D. C: 
1 Henry B?, deceased; 2 Herbert H., deceased; 3 Edward F.; 

4 William C; 5 Bertha H.; 6 Reginald B. 

448 LUCY% daughter of Col. Ephraim^ and Lucy (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 11 March, 1798; died in Marl- 
boro, 5 Feb., 1861; married (1) 1 Feb., 1816, Luther Howe of 
Marlboro; born 24 Sept., 1792; died 1 April, 1826; married (2) 
1851, Jonah Hovee. Resided in Marlboro. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 357 

Children (Howe), by first marriage, born in Marlboro: 

i Ezra L.^ b. 1 Aug., 1817; d. 4 Jan., 1891; m. July, 1838, Sarah 
C. Hammond. Ch.: 
1 Lucy^; 2 Adelaide, both d. y. 
ii Sophia, b. 28 May, 1820; d. 31 March, 1848; m. 26 Nov., 1846, 

Samuel Hammond. 1 son, d. y. 
iii Sophronia, b. 27 Dec, 1821; m. 3 Dec, 1844, Luther S. Wheeler. 
Ch. (Wheeler): 

1 Hattie B.\ b. 4 Jan., 1847; m. George S. Russell. Ch. (Rus- 
sell): i Clifton"; ii Bertha. 

2 Frances A., b. 17 Aug., 1849; d, 1850. 

3 Frank H., b. 23 Feb., 1851; m. Hattie J. Estabrook. Ch. 
(Wheeler): i LeRoy^"; ii Lloyd. 

4 Fred A., b. 19 Sept., 1855; m. Orah M. Trull. ' 

iv Archelaus, b. 21 April, 1823; m. Janette H. Brigham, 548. 

V Harriet, b. 2 Dec, 1824; d. 11 June, 1870; m. 1 Jan., 1845, 
Sewall H. Bovvker. Ch. (Bowker): 

1 Charles H.", b. 22 Oct., 1848; m. Mary Grant. Ch. (Bowker): 
i Frank"; ii Mary; iii Charles; 2 d. y. 

2 Frank S., d. y. 

449 EPHRAIISr, son of Col. Ephraim^ and Lucy (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 21 Oct., 1799; died in Natick, Mass., 

; married, 25 Nov., 1821, (Morse also says "Dec. 6"), 

Sophia, daughter of Archelaus Howe, of Marlboro; born 15 March, 
1799; lived and died in Natick. 

Children, bom in Natick, except the eldest: 

i Ephraim Harris^ b. in Dedham, Mass., 26 Sept., 1822; d. 21 Aug., 
1877; m. 2 Dec, 1842, Catherine Hastings of Millbury, who d. 
2 Jan., 1881. He res. at Natick, and was a commission mer- 
chant, town clerk and deputy sheriff. Ch., b. in Natick: 

1 Emma A?, d. 

2 Edward Harris, d. 

3 Alice Fay, b. 7 Oct., 1855; m. George H. Randall of Fal- 
mouth, Me., b. 17 April, 1851. Ch. (RandaU): i Kathryn", 
b. in Wellington, Mass., 26 Dec, 1884; ii Marguerite, b. 28 
Oct., 1892. 

ii Thomas Hartwell, b. 12 March, 1825; res. unm., in California 
in 1858. 

710 iii Alfred Mile, b. 21 Oct., 1828. 

711 iv Laura Sophia, b. 26 Dec, 1830. 

V Matthias, b. 25 June, 1833; m. Nancy Helen, dau. of David 
Bacon of Natick; res. Natick. Ch.: 

1 Harris'. 
vl Mary Hubbard, b. 1 June, 1838. 

450 HARRIET^ daughter of Col. Ephraim® and Lucy (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 14 March, 1801; died In Ber- 
lin, Mass., 11 Jan., 1892, ae. 90; married (1) Nov., 1821, Major 
Merrick, son of Roger and Elizabeth (Rice) Phelps; born in Marl- 
boro, 13 Oct., 1798; died there, 21 Nov., 1829; he was a tailor; 
she married (2) 31 Oct., 1844, Capt. PauF Brigham, son of 213. 



358 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

She resided in Marlboro during her first marriage and with her 
second husband in Berlin. 

Children {Phelps), born in Marlboro- 

i Edmund W% h. 13 Sept., 1822; d. in Milford, Mass., 18 July, 
3875; m. 17 Sept., 1843, Hopestill C. Pond; res. in Milford 
was 2 years in the Civil War. Ch.: 
1 Ella^j 2 Augusta. 
ii Susan E, b. 12 April, 1824; m. 5 April, 1849, Lewis L. Carter, 
Beriin- '"^ ^^''^'"' ^^ ^''^" ^^^^' ^^' (Carter), b. in 

1 Sidney Brigham^ b. 23 Sept., 1852; res. Berlin; m ■ 

2 Lewis Paul, b. 17 Jan., 1856; res. Worcester, Mass.; m.' 

3 Cora Isabelle, b. 17 June, 1860; m. 21 Feb., 1879, Calvin 
Hastings; res. Boylston, Mass. 

4 and 5 Infants, d. y. 

iii Henry Brigham, b. 15 Dec, 1825; m. 6 May, 1849, Adeline P. 
Andrews; res. Hyde Park, Mass.; was alderman; 3 years in 
Civil War. Ch.: 

1 William H.\- 2 Hattie; 3 Lizzie. 
iv Harriet Augusta, b. 17 March, 1827; m. 9 Sept., 1846, James 
M Simonds, who d. in 1879; res. Leicester, Mass. She d. in 
Worcester, Mass., 1865. Ch. (Simonds): 
1 Add>; 2 Fred; 3 and 4 d. y. 
y Stephen D., b. 3 Dec, 1828; d. in Brooklyn, O., 2 Oct., 1873- m 
25 June, 1850, Sarah C. Burr. Ch.: . , • 

1 Walter M.^ 

451 COL. SIDNEY^ son of Col. Ephraim« and Lucy (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 28 Dec, 1802; died 17 June, 
1840, at Hamilton, Georgia; married, 30 Jan., 1825, Eliza Brig- 
ham, daughter of Capt. John and Mary (Brigham) Stevens, and 
grand-daughter of 162; born in Marlboro, 10 Sept., 1803; died in 
Francestown, N. H., 2 Nov., 1839, se. 36. 

He moved to Francestown, N. H., in 1828, where he was promi- 
nent m the Fire Department, and was a colonel in the Militia. He 
was a merchant tailor in Marlboro, Tewksbury, and Weare, N. H. 

Children, the 2 elder born in Marlboro: 

712 i Algernon S.\ b. 13 March, 1826. 

ii Mary Elizabeth, b. 14 Dec, 1827; d. 13 Oct., 1890; m. 10 June 
1846 George C. Temple of Worcester, Mass., d. in Ashland, Mass., 
11 May, 1883, ae. 63. Ch. (Temple): 

1 Alice Shepard^, h. 30 Aug., 1850. 

2 Marlie E., d. ae. 14 days. 

3 Willis B., b. 1 May, 1854. 

4 Carrie L., d. ae. 2 years. 

5 Harvey W., d. in 1892, ae. 31. 

713 iii Loriman Stevens, b. 30 Jan., 1832. 

452 REV. ELIJAH% son of Col. Ephraim« and Lucy (Rice) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 17 Nov., 1804; died in New- 



SEVENTH GENERATION 359 

tonville, Mass., 5 Jan., 1878; married, 5 June, 1827, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Paul Locker of Wayland, Mass.; born 15 Feb., 1809; died 
in Newtonville, 5 March, 1895. 

He was early a captain in the Militia in Marlboro; also a mem- 
ber of the firm of E. Brigham & Co., leading carriage manufac- 
turers, in Worcester, Mass ; became a minister and was licensed to 
preach in 1835, made a Deacon in 1840, and an Elder in 1845. He 
was the father of Methodism in Fitchburg and Worcester; re- 
tired in 1863, and lived in Newtonville. 

Children, all but the 2 elder and the yoiinpest horn in Fitchburg: 

714 i Elijah*, b. in Marlboro, 12 May, 1838. 

ii Dexter, b. in Marlboro, 28 Oct., 1829; went to sea in 1848, and 
became an officer in the merchant marine; was in California in 
1849; wrecked on the Pacific Ocean; was in the U. S. Navy, 
stationed on the African coast to intercept the slave trade; in 
1853 was an officer of the " Albany," which, in 1854, was lost at 
sea with all on board. 

715 iii Mary Louisa, b. 20 Oct., 1831. 

716 iv Anna Dorothy, b. 31 Aug., 1833. 

717 V John Wesley, b. 11 March, 1835. 

718 vi Maj. Charles Olin, b. 1 Dec, 1836. 

vii Adaline A., b. 21 April, 1838; d. in Boston, 14 March, 1859; ra. 
22 Dec, 1855, George Barnard, adopted son of Joseph Brown 
(a wealthy master builder of Boston whom he succeeded) ; b. 
in 1833. He m. (2) Abbie F. Brigham, sister of his first wife; 
m. (3) Hannah E. Dunbar (dau. of Gilbert), of Brewster, Mass., 
by whom he had one son. Ch. (by first wife) (Brown) : 
1 Joseph Brigham^, b. 13 Feb., 1857; m. Emma F. Gates. Ch.: 
Ralph W.'» 
viii Abby Frances, b. 12 Nov., 1841; d. in Boston, 7 Dec, 1861; m. 
12 Nov., 1861, George Barnard Brown, widower of her sister 
Adaline. 
ix Emma Isabella, b. in Boston, 11 Nov., 1849; d. April, 1907; m. 20 
Nov., 1873, William, son of Hon. Levi Spalding; b. in Stanstead, 
P. Q., 27 July, 1834; she was active in temperance work; he is a 
merchant in Derby Line, Vt. ; have one adopted child, Annie 
Katherine Spalding, b. 28 Sept., 1883; taken by them in 1884, 

453 PETERS son of Col. Ephraim^ and Lucy (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 18 Sept., 1806; died ; mar- 
ried, 17 Sept., 1832, Lydia, daughter of Abel Maynard of Marl- 
boro. Resided in Cambridge. 

Children, born in Cambridge : 

i Harriet ElizaS b. 16 Aug., 1833; d. 13 Sept., 1837. 
ii Josiah Merrick, b. 2 Feb., 1836; ra. 24 Feb., 1864, Betsey K., 
dau. of William Little of Antrim, N. H.; res. Westboro. Ch.: 

1 Son^, b. 5 Dec, 1864. 

2 Harriet Elizabeth, b. 35 Oct., 1866. 

3 Walter Josiah, b. 28 July, 1868. 
iii Peter Maynard, b. 24 Sept., 1838. 
iv Susan Harriet, b. 16 Sept., 1841. 

v William Maynard, b. 7 Oct., 1843; d. 27 June, 1849. 



360 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

454 LYDIA% daughter of Col. Ephraim« and Lucy (Rice) 
Bngham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 Jan., 1809; died 22 Dec, 
1893; married, 9 Sept., 18S0, Matthias Walker, Jr., of Northboro 
Mass.; born m Framington, Mass., 13 Feb., 1801; died in North- 
boro, 11 Sept., 1870. Was a farmer and resided in Northboro. 
Children (Walker), born in Northboro- 

1 Sumner^; 2 Carrie. 
iii Emily Lucy, b. 12 Oct., 1834; m. Rev. George F., son of Capt 
Jacob Warren; b in Ashby, Mass., 1831; res. inlater years in 
Brooklyn. Ch. (Warren): .r » " 

' N Y^'r-; ' ^JTr^S" ^-^^ ^ ^'''^^ ^■' ''■' '-^- - lawyer, 
Tr E rrokJr ^^^^' ^^""'^"^ College; 5 Harry wl, 

iv Ellen S., b. 12 April, 1838; m. Theodore T. Wemott- res Kan 
sasCity, Mo. Ch. (Wemott) : wemott, res. Kan- 

1 Ada^; 2 Arthur, alderman in Butler, Mo.; 3 Herbert S ■ 4 

vHattie J., b^ 1 Dec, 1840; m. 2 Oct., 1866, Leonard W., son 
, if^J! Brewer, a farmer of Berlin, Mass. Ch. (Brewer^ • 

^1 r r-^"^; ^^^'^" ^- ^'^''' «f Berlin. Ch. (Keizer): i 
Althea"; u Verhe; iii and iv d y 

2 Mabel H m. Alfred E. Hapgood of Hudson, Mass. 

3 Arthur L., m. Cora E. Wheeler; res. Berlin. Ch.: i SamueP- 
u Leon. ' 

4 Frank W.; 5 Alfred D.; 6 Ruth E. 

vi Lydia M., b. 1 Oct., 1843; d. 16 March, 1854. 

™ b^o^ ch.''(Htarh):' ''**■• - '''■'""'• "■ "^"'"^ -• ^°* 

1 Boie"; 2 Edith; 3 ^T^raie; 4 Florence 
viii Henry F., b 2 Oct., 1846; m. Jessie K., dau. of Rev. Geo. Hill; 
res. Norwood, Mass. Ch.: ' 

1 Lewis'; 2 Esther; 3 James; 4 Laura. 
IX Fred M., b 27 Aug., 1853; res. Milford, Mass.; m. Mary E 
Hancock. Ch.: ^ 

1 Willie F.'; 2 Alice; 3 Carrie; 4 Eva. 

a/^^ .i'^^'^ ELIZABETHS daughter of Col. Ehpraim« and 
Mary (Hubbard) Brigham; born 20 Dec, 1818; died in Chelsea, 
Mass 5 Sept., 1903; married 5 Dec, 1838, Samuel Woodward, 
son of S. W. Kendall; born in Marlboro, 1 Otet, 1815; died in 
Newton, Mass., 1 Oct., 1894. 

Children (Kendall), the 2 elder born in Framingham, Mass.; the 3 
younger m Nattck, and the others in Bolton, Mass ■ , ^ie ^ 

i Henry W.«, b 17 June, 1841; in wholesale dry goods business in 
Boston; res. W. Newton. Ch.: 
1 Isadore^; 2 Mary. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 36l 

ii Samuel W., b. 25 Oct., 184^; d. in Newton, Mass., 7 Dec, 1888; 
m. Minerva Howe of Weymouth, Mass. Ch.: 
1 Cliford H."; 2 Kenneth H. 
iii Sarah W., b. 20 June, 1844; d. 5 Sept., 1847. 
iv Eugene S., b. 4 Nov., 1845; d. 7 Sept., 1847. 
V Jane E. B., b. 25 Aug., 1847; m. Edward P. Briggs of Chelsea, 

Mass. 
iv Charlotte, b. 19 June, 1849; d. 29 April, 1850. 

vii Eugene W., b. 23 Sept., 1850; m. 1890, Flora M. Kendall; res. 
New York City, a merchant. Ch.: 
1 Winifred /.»; 2 Charles H.; 3 Allie J.; 4 Hazel M.; 5 
Samuel W. 
viii Charlotte R., b. 10 Dec, 1852; d. 6 June, 1856. 
ix Ada M., b. 25 Nov., 1854; d. 12 Sept., 1855. 

X Edward, b. 3 Aug., 1856; d. in Newton, Mass., 2 May, 1887; m. 
Ida F., dau. of Wm. Howe Ch.: 
1 Herbert B.^; 2 Fred K. 
xi George Bancroft, b. 29 July, 1858; d. 19 Sept., 1858. 
xii Frederick Hobbs, b. 23 May, 1860; d. 4 Oct., 1862. 

456 CHARLES F.% son of Col. Ephraim« and Mary (Hub- 
bard) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 5 June, 1829; married, 
1 Nov., 1854, Elizabeth M., daughter of William B. Morrison. 

He resided for a time in Worcester, Mass., and was an engineer 
in Boston ; has been connected with business in Chicago for several 
years. Resides in Boston (Allston). 

Children : 

i Lizzie M.^ b. 25 July, 1855; res. Boston. 

ii Ralph H., b. 27 May, 1867; m. 18 July, 1892, Lucy A. White 
of Worcester; res. in Worcester; was in Co. A, 2d Mass. Regt., 
in the Spanish War, and at El Caney and San Juan Hill. Ch.: 
1 Rollin W.\ b. in Worcester, 7 Aug', 1893. 

457 LUCIUS L.^ son of Col. Ephraim*' and Mary (Hubbard) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1 Sept., 1832; died in Worces- 
ter, Mass., ^ — , 1904; married, 6 June, 1861, Abbie H., 

daughter of Elijah D. Hayes of Lawrence, Mass. 

He was a dealer in flour, grain, etc., in Worcester, where he had 

a fine residence; had been an alderman. He was local chairman of 

the B. F. A., at the Reunion in Worcester in 1896. 

Children, horn in Worcester: 

i Annie Hubbard*, b. 3 Jan., 1863; ra. 27 Oct., 1887, James H. 
Wheeler, Jr.,, of W. Newton, Mass. Ch. (Wheeler) : 

1 Donald B.\ b. 27 July, 1888. 

2 Lucius B., b. 8 March, 1890. 

ii Clara Lawrence, b. 15 Oct., 1868; m. 1 June, 1892, Louis W. 
Southgate; res. Worcester, Mass. Ch. (Southgate): 

1 Richard B.', b. 5 May, 1893. 

2 Prescott W., h. 12 Nov., 1895. 

iii Kate, b. 9 Dec, 1870; d. 24 Jan., 1873. 

iv Harry Prescott, b. 19 Aug., 1877; m. July, 1905, Marion Tanner 
of Springfield; he is a mfr. Ch.: Harry Prescott, Jr., b. 1907. 



362 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

458 ABIGAIL^ daughter of Willard^ and Abigail (Munroe) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 22 May, 1807; died in Belmont, 
Mass., 15 March, 1894; married, 12 Oct., 1836, Joseph, son of 
James Hill of Belmont, who died 25 May, I860. Had been select- 
man in Belmont. 

Children (Hill), born in Belmont: 
1 and iv Infants^ d. y. 

V Joseph Willard, b. 4 Aug., 1840; m. Louisa D. Wetherbee of 
Lunenburg, Mass.; who d. 30 Dec, 1895; a commission merchant 
in Boston; res. Belmont. Ch., b. Belmont: 
1 Clarence Ordtvay", b. 27 Oct., 1869; res. Belmont. 
3 Willard Munroe, b. 9 May, 1877. 

3 Florence Abigail, b. 5 Oct., 1879. 

4 Alfred Cowden, b. 23 Dec, 1881; res. Belmont, 
vi Harriet, res. unm,, in Belmont. 

459 SARAH FOYE% daughter of WiUard^ and Abigail 
(Munroe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 5 May, 1809; died 
in Brighton, Mass., 6 May, 1885; married, 30 May, 1833, George 
Livermore of Brighton; born 21 Sept., 1798; died 17 Oct., 1867. 

Before Brighton became a part of Boston, Mr. Livermore held 
various town offices, selectman, etc., and served in the Legislature 
1833-35. 

Children (Livermore), born in Brighton: 

i Sarah Fisher«, b. 23 April, 1634; d. 22 Dec, 1895; m. 29 Jan., 
1868, Henry Judson Murdock of Charlestown, Mass. Ch. (Mur- 
dock) : 

1 Carrie L.\ b. 2Q April, 1869. 

2 Belle B., b. 14 Dec, 1871. 

ii George Brigham, b. 11 May, 1836; m. 18 June, 1867, Bessie 
Duncklee, who d. 19 March, 1874. He res. in Brighton; was in 
Legislature 1880-81. CL: 

1 Georgia D.\ b. 18 Sept., 1870; m. Herbert A. Wilson, 14 Oct., 
1896. 

2 Harry B., b. 26 Sept., 1873; unm., an art student in Florence, 
Italy. 

iii Henry Munroe, b. 5 Jan., 1841 ; d. in Boston, 4 Dec, 1891 ; m. 
30 July, 1868, Kate L. Willcut; res. Brighton. Ch.: 

1 Gertrude W.\ b. 14 May, 1869; m. 23 Nov., 1893, Hiram A. 
Henderson. Ch. (Henderson): i Mildred L., b. 5 April, 1895; 
ii George A., b. 5 Sept., 1901. 

2 George, b. 13 June, 1870; d. unm., 4 Dec, 1901. 

460 CAPT. WILLARD CHAMBERLAIN^ son of Willard" 
and Abigail (Munroe) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 10 
April, 1811; died 28 March, 1900; married (1), 18 Nov., 1841, 
Abigail N., daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Briggs) Gould of 
Winchester, N. H., who died 11 Feb., 1843; married (2), 6 July, 
1843, Harriet A. Gould, sister of his first wife, who died 7 April, 
1899. 



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He was captain of the Militia, and a farmer, in Rindge, N. H.; 
was many years on the school committee, also selectman. 

Child (bi/ first wife), born in Bindge: 

i Charles Gould^ b. 7 Feb., 1843; res. Winchendon, Mass.; three 
years in the regular army. 
Children (by second wife), born in Bindge: 

ii Abbie Ann, b. 4 May, 1844; res. in Newport, R. 1. 
iii Henry Foye, b. 18 Feb., 1846; a farmer in Rindge. 
iv Elizabeth Maria, b. 13 Dec, 1847; d. unm., 19 Nov., 1897; she 
was a successful teacher for many years in Ashburnham, and 
elsewhere. 
V Ella Munroe, b. 6 May, 1850; res. unm., in Rindge. 
vi Jane Newton, b. 19 Dec, 1851 ; m. 18 Aug., 1880, Joseph, son of 
Joseph and Sarah (White) BaJlard of Vernon, N. Y.; b. 16 
Feb., 1852. She res. in Winchendon, Mass. Ch. (Ballard): 

1 Albert Willard", b. in Westminster, Mass., 12 Sept., 1881; res. 
Winchendon. 

2 Elizabeth Forge, b. in Rindge, N. H., 7 Aug., 1883; res. 
Winchendon. 

3 Butherford Carlton, b. in Winchendon, 4 June, 1887. 

4 Helen Brigham, b. in Winchendon, 13 July, 1889. 

vii Lucretia Augusta, b. 30 Oct., 1854; m. 15 May, 1877, Isaac M. 
Gleason; res. Newport, R. I. Ch. (Gleason) : 
1 Daisy H.'j 2 Nellie M. 

461 SAMUEL^, son of Ebenezer'' and Betsey (Champney) 
Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 23 Oct., 1789; died 17 Aug., 
1872; married, 5 Jan., 1816, Lydia, daughter of Joseph Ball of 
Concord, Mass. He resided on a part of the (Lieut.) Nathan 
Brigham homestead in Southboro. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

i Betsey^ b. 27 Nov., 1818; m. Warren Buck, and res. Southboro. 
Ch. (Buck): 

1 Juliana A.^, m. Francis A. Brigham, son of 432. 

2 Oscar B.; 3 Walter W.; 4 Delia L.; 5 Leona B.; 6 Leander, 
twin to Leona, d. under a year; 7 Arthur. 

ii Susan Forbes, b. 16 Sept., 1821 ; d. unm., 8 Aug., 1843. 
iii Lydia Ann, b. 10 Nov., 1827; m. Nahum B. Onthank, an artist, 
res. Newton, Mass. 

462 CURTIS^ son of Ebenezer^ and Elizabeth (Rice) Wilder 
Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 17 March, 1801; died 20 
Sept., 1884; married, 5 April, 1829, Mary Ann, daughter of Capt. 
John and Mary (Brigham) Stevens; born in Marlboro, Mass., 24 
Oct., 1805; died 9 April, 1885. Resided in Marlboro. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Ann Elizabeth*, b. 29 Dec, 1829; d. 17 Feb., 1905; m. J. S. 

Woodworth of Worcester; res. there, 
ii Curtis Freeman, b. 17 Oct., 1831; m. 25 Dec, 1859, Sarah J. 
Howe, who d. 24 April, 1902; res. in 190.3, Hudson, Mass. Ch., 
b. in Hudson: 



364 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 George CHfton\ b. 2 Nov., 1862; d. 19 July, 1864. 

2 Lilla Frances, m. 1889, RoUa Lamson, and d. in Hudson, May, 
1891. 

3 Frank C, res. Hudson. 

iii Mary Jane, b. 16 Nov., 1833; d. unm., 27 July, 1884. 

iv James Henry, b. 11 April, 1836; enlisted in 1861, Co. F, 13th 

Mass. Infantry; served through the war; m. Emma A. Fay, 

and d. s. p., 12 Aug., 1866. 
V Adaline Stevens, b. 26 July, 1838; m. 26 May, 1861, Winslow D. 

Walker of Marlboro, who d. there, 2 Dec, 1904. Ch. (Walker), 

b. in Marlboro: 

1 Charles Austin", b. 2 July, 1862; d. 14 Aug., 1863. 

2 Herbert Francis, b. 29 April, 1866; m. 1891, Ora Morrison. 
Ch.: Frescott H.^" 

3 Caroline Louise, b. 8 Sept., 1876; m. 1899, Harry C. Graham. 
Ch. (Graham) : Warren J." 

vi Sidney Augustine, b. 28 Jan., 1841; d. in Hingham, Mass., 4 
Feb., 1905; m. 7 Dec, 1865, Lois Ella Shaw, Enlisted in 1861, 
Co. F, 13th Mass. Regt.; captured 2d battle of Bull Run; 
paroled; discharged for disability, 1863. Res. in Marlboro, Quincy 
and Hingham, at different times, and established the Brigham 
Electric Co. in Boston, with liis son. Ch., b. in Marlboro: 
1 Melville Sidney^ b. 6 Sept., 1866; m. 4 Oct., 1893, Lina Wright; 
removed to Detroit, Mich. Ch.: Dexter'", b. 26 Nov., 1894. 
vii Francis Stevens, b. 9 March, 1843; m. Ellen A. Leland; 1 ch., d. y. 
viii Abby Louisa, b. 23 Jan., 1846; m. 1873, Charles J. Macomber of 
Worcester. Ch. (Macomber) : 
1 Harry W.", b. 10 March, 1880; m. 26 Jan., 1905, Nora Long 
of Sebring, O. 

463 DANA^ son of Ebenezer® and Elizabeth (Rice) Wilder 
Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., Oct., 1802; died in SouthborOj 
9 Oct., 1881; married (1), Miranda Fessenden, who died 8 March, 
1835; married (2) Susan (Flagg) Amsden, daughter of Elijah 
Flagg of Southboro; she died 29 June, 1882, ae. 80. He resided 
on a part of the (Lieut.) Nathan Brigham homestead in Southboro. 

Child (by first wife), born in Southboro : 

i Harriet M.% b. 15 Feb., 1834; m. Curtis Hyde; res. Southboro. 
Ch. (Hyde): 
1 Lillian", h. 29 June, 1865; m. 6 Nov., 1888, Norval Lamprey. 
Ch. (Lamprey): i Randolph'", b. 15 April, 1891; ii Twins, 
Rachel and Clarence, b. 20 April, 1894. 
Child (by second wife), b. in Southboro: 

ii Dana E., b. 29 Dec, 1837; m. (1) 25 March, 1859, Sarah J. 
Dalrimple; m. (2) 8 March, 1887, Alice Weatherbee, b. 24 Oct., 
1862. Ch. (by first wife), b. in Southboro: 

1 Ida A.", b. 11 Sept., 1860; m. 22 Feb., 1887, Levi P. Ball 
of Winchendon, Mass., who was b. 12 Sept., 1859. 

2 Clifton, b. 20 Sept., 1865. 

464 DENNIS^ son of Sylvester" and Patty (Nichols) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 10 Dec, 1795; died in Brooklyn, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 365 

N. Y., 18 Jan., 1875; married (1), Sept., 1819, Roxorenna, daugh- 
ter of Heman and Patty Fay of Southboro; she was born at the 
original seat of the New England Fays, in the north part of 
Southboro, 5 Feb., 1796; died 22 Aug., 1842; married (2), Sept., 
1843, Harriet, daughter of Josiah Bigelow of Boston, who died 
Sept., 1901 ; resided in New York City. 

Children (by first wife) : 

719 i Charles Henry^ (Rev.), b. in Boston, 27 July, 1830. 

ii Caroline Elizabeth, b. 26 Oct., 1821 ; d. 6 Nov.", 1889 ; m. 20 Sept., 
1843, John Maxwell; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. Ch. (Maxwell): 

1 Matilda Rogers", b. 5 Aug., 1844; d. 11 Jan., 1869; m. J. C. 
Whiting. 

2 Charles Edward, b. 7 Oct., 1845; d. 8 June, 1888; m. Alice 
Perry. 

3 John Rogers, b. 20 Nov., 1846; m. Maria Washburn. 

4 Henrietta Frances, b. 24 Oct., 1848; m. Joseph H. Lester. 

5 Henry William, b. 7 Dec, 1850; d. 9 May, 1902; m. Celia G. 
Alexander, who d. in France, in 1888. 

6 Eugene Lascelles, b. 3 April, 1853; m. Ida Carlton, and d. 
Feb., 1895. 

iii Henrietta Frances, b. 24 Jan., 1824; m. 16 Jan., 1856, John 
SaflFord, Jr., who d. Jan., 1861; res. Orange, N. J. Ch. (Safford): 

1 Caroline^ b. 28 Feb., 1857; d. unm., Nov., 1873. 

2 Mary Doremus, b. 17 June, 1861. 

iv Edward Marshall, b. 3 Sept., 1826; d. 11 Aug., 1838. 
V Anna Matilda, b. 6 Dec, 1829; d. 7 Feb., 1840. 

720 vi Lucian Fay, b. in N. Y. City, 9 Aug., 1842. 
Children (by second wife) : 

vii Virginia, b. 20 July, 1844; d. 11 July, 1857. 
viii Harriet, b. 11 Nov., 1846; d. unm., June, 1884. 

ix Edward Dennis, b. 20 Nov., 1850; d. unm., Dec, 1873. 

X Albert Hillard, b. 12 Jan., 1858; d. unm., 1882. 

465 WILLIAM ASHBEL^ son of Sylvester^ and Patty 
(Nichols) Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 24 Oct., 1798; died 
in Boston, 26 Feb., 1876; married, June, 1827, Lydia, daughter of 
John Johnson of Southboro; born there, 8 Sept., 1800; died in 
Boston, 17 June, 1862. He was a merchant in Boston where he 
resided. 

Children: 

i Helen Ann^ b. in Boston, 3 April, 1828; res. Roxbury. 
ii Katherine J., b. 20 Oct., 1830; d. 3 May, 1857. 
iii John Lowell, b. 6 June, 1832; m. Frances C, dau. of Luther 
Towne of Chelsea, Mass. ; was in business in Boston. Before the 
war he belonged to the Boston Lancers and the Boston Light 
Guards. Enlisted in 1st Mass. Cavalry, 17 Dec, 1861; in 1862 
was Regt. Commissary Sergt. and 1st Lieut, and Regt. Commis- 
sary of Subsistence; Capt. of Commissary of Subsistence. On 
staff of Gen. P. H. Sheridan in 1864. Mustered out 9 Oct., 1865, 
as Brevet Lt. Col. for long and continued distinguished services. 
Was comrade of Encampment John A. Andrew Post 15, G. A. R. 



366 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Was 32d deg. Mason and member of St. John's Lodge; member of 
the Ancient & Hon. Artillery Co. Ch.: 

1 Kate^, b. 19 Jan., 1858; m. Harry M. Howard, res. Brookline. 

iv William Henry, b. 16 Feb., 1834; d. 7 Oct., 1864. He was an 
artist of promise in 1858, and painted the portrait of Rev. Wil- 
liam Jenks, LL. D., for the Genealogical Society of N. E.; he 
painted scenes from Shakespeare, and was engaged on one from 
" King Lear " at the time of his death (Vide N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Register, vol. xviii, p. 89). 

V Francis Stanton, b. 28 Dec, 1835. 

466 LOWELL^ son of Sylvester® and Patty (Nichols) Brig- 
ham; born in Southboro, Mass., 6 Dec, 1800; died in Southboro, 
24 April, 1840; married (1) Sept., 1831, Ann, daughter of John 
Johnson; born in Southboro, 20 Aug., 1802; died 20 Sept., 1834; 
married (2) Harriet Williams. The male line is extinct. 

Children (by second wife), born in Southboro: 

i Harriet Ann% b. 2 Sept., 1837; d. 25 Sept., 1874; m. 1 Jan., 

1861, Watson W. Bridge of Wilbraham, Mass. Ch. (Bridge): 

\ Muttie A.\ b. 16 Dec, 1861; m. 1886, Burton E. Dibble of 
Westfield, Mass. Ch. (Dibble): i Wallace^"; ii Ralph. 

2 Watson; 3 Lowell; both d. y. 

ii Martha Elizabeth, b. 8 Sept., 1839; d 7 March, 1885; m. 15 Oct., 

1862, John Avery of Boston. Ch. (Avery): 

1 Harriet^ b. 29 Feb., 1864; m. 1888, EUery Peabody of West 
Newton, Mass. Ch. (Peabody): i Margaret"; ii Ellery. 

467 TROWBRIDGE^ son of Sylvester*' and Patty (Nichols) 

Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 27 Sept., 1802; died l6 March, 

1875; married, 27 Nov., 1833, Sarah F., daughter of Joseph and 

Olive (Fairbanks) Morse; born 19 Jan., 1806; died 15 April, 1888. 

He resided in Southboro. 

Children, born in Southboro: 

i Edgar Morse^ b. 21 June, 1835; res. Nova Scotia. 

721 ii Alfred Willard, b. 19 June, 1837. 

iii George Henry, b. 5 Feb., 1839; d. unm., 20 April, 1886. 
iv Mary Eliza, b. 4 July, 1840; d. unm., 5 Nov., 1862. 

V Ann Maria, b. QQ June, 1842; d. 31 Aug., 1848. 

vi Otis Lowell, b. 2 Jan., 1844; d. unm., 18 Nov., 1878. 
vii Adelia Augusta, b. 5 Dec, 1845; d. 26 Aug., 1848. 
viii Charles E.,""b. 1 Dec, 1847; d. M Aug., 1848. 

468 ELIJAH SPARHAWK^ son of Capt. Elijah" and 
Sophia (Houghton) Brigham; born in Southboro, Mass., 20 April, 
1813; died in Boston, 11 July, 1863; married in Boston, 1 Jan., 
1840, Sarah Jane, daughter of Luke and Sarah Wright (Brown) 
Rogers; born in Concord, Mass., 24 Jan., 1822. He resided in 
Boston. 

Children, horn in Boston: 

722 i Edwin Howards b. 27 Sept., 1840. 

ii Adeliza, b. 10 April, 1843; d. 26 Jan., 1845. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 367 

469 EMILYS daughter of Trowbridge" and Asenath (Eaton) 

Brigham; born in St, Albans, Vt., 1 Jan., 1805; died ; 

married in St. Albans, 1 Jan., 1827, Orrin D. Snow. They resided 
at Milton and Niles, Mich. 

Children (Snow), probably all born in Milton, except the 2 younger: 
i Alvira A.«, b. 3 Oct., 182—; d. 17 June, 1840, at Xiles. 
li Susan L., b. 20 Jan., 1829; m. 20 May, 1844, James W. Granger 
of Pipestone, Mich. Ch. (Granger) : 

1 Hartwell H.\ b. 3 Sept., 1845. 

2 Delia E., b, 20 Aug., 1847. 

3 Emma A.,h. 1 Nov., 1850. 

4 James W., h. 10 Aug., 1853; d. 11 Aug., 1857. 

5 Frank, b. 28 March, 1857. 

iii Delia D., b. 14 May, 1831; m. 18 Sept., 1851, John H. Young of 
Niles. Ch. (Young): 

1 Edwin D.", b. 13 Oct., 1852; d. 2 May, 1854. 

2 Alfred D., b. 25 Sept., 1854. 

3 Harry D., b. 19 Aug., 1856; d. 21 Sept., 1857. 

4 Walter D., b. 21 Nov., 1857. 

iv Lyman L., b. 28 March, 1833; d. 12 May, 1833. 
V Fanny R., b. 15 April, 1834; m. 28 March, 1858, Noah Michael 
of Berrien. Ch. (Michael) : 
1 Genevia", b. 29 Dec, 1858. 
vi Trowbridge B., b. 19 June, 1836; m. 25 Dec, 1858, Melinda Marrs 

in Niles. 
vii Laphelia A., b. 10 Sept., 1838. 
viu Ellen E., b. 15 Nov., 1841. 
ix Lucinda E., b. 7 Oct., 1843. 

470 STOWELL^ son of Trowbridge'' and Asenath (Eaton) 
Brigham, born in St. Albans, Vt., 1 Aug., 1809; drowned in Canton, 
N. Y., in 1874; married (1), in Potsdam, N. Y., 19 Oct., 1834, 
Mary D. Dailey, who died at Madrid, N. Y., 26 April, 1849; mar- 
ried (2), in Madrid, Feb., 1850, Elizabeth Bowen; married (3) 
Mrs. Gamble, who died in California. 

Children (by first wife) : 

i Harriets ni. D. G. Griswold of Canton, N. Y., who d. 
ii Samantha, m. Cyrus Abernathy of Waddington, N. Y. 

iii Helen, m. Spaulding; res. Batavia, N. Y. » 

Child (by second wife), b. in Madrid, N. Y.: 
723 iv William Hartwell (christened "Myron Hartwell"), b. 4 Oct., 
1853. 

471 JOSEPH LINCOLN', son of Lincoln*' and Lucy (Forbes) 
Brigham; born 15 Nov., 1804, in Cambridge, Mass.; died in Rox- 
bury, Mass., 8 Nov., 1889; married, 14 Nov., 1830, Sally Gay, 
daughter of John and Mary (Scammell) Wheeler, formerly of 
Medway, INIass. Her father was a highly esteemed merchant of 
Cambridgeport of the firm of WTieeler, Gay and Griggs. She was 



368 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

born 13 June, 1808. Mr. Brigham was a merchant in Boston and 
resided in Roxbury. 

Children, born in Roxbury: 

i Mary Wheeler^ b. 27 Nov., 1831 ; m. 25 May, 1854, Robert C. M. 
Bowles of Roxbury. Ch. (Bowles) : 

1 William Cushing^, b. in Roxbury, 21 May, 1855; d. 3 April, 
1858. 

2 Joseph Brigham, b. 11 Jan., 1858; m. 6 June, 1887, Sarah 
Newton Morse, b. in Chicago, 13 Dec, 1861. Ch.: i Mary'", 
b. 3 May, 1888; ii Albert Morse, b. 1 June, 1891; iii Robert 
Brigham, b. in Houston, Tex. 

3 Frances Elizabeth, b. 22 Feb., 1859. 

4 Sallie, b. 13 Jan., 1867. 

ii Daniel Webster, b. 20 June, 1833; d. 3 Sept., 1836. 
iii Charles Lincoln, b. 19 Dec, 1835; d. 14 Dec, 1836. 
iv Lucy Forbes, b. 25 Nov., 1839; res, unm., in Brookline, Mass. 

V Anna ScammeU, b. 3 Aug., 1841 ; m. 10 June, 1864, George E. 
Foster of Roxbury, who d. 6 Sept., 1881. Ch. (Foster), b. in 
Roxbury: 

1 Lucy Brigham'', b. 24 March, 1865; m. 4 April, 1888, John 
Chandler. Ch. (Chandler): i Dorothy'", b. 16 June, 1889; ii 
John, Jr., b. 12 June, 1890. 

2 George Blanchard, b. 2 Aug., 1874; d. 27 Sept., 1875. 

3 Helen Fowle, b. 12 May, 1878. 

724 vi Dana Bullard, b. 25 April, 1845. 

472 ERASTUS FORBES^ son of Lincoln^ and Lucy 
(Forbes) Brigham; born in Cambridge, Mass., 26 Aug., 1807; 

died ; married, 17 Oct., 1832, Sophia De Wolf, daughter 

of Andrew Le Pierre Homer of Cambridge, Mass. She died in St. 
Paul, Minn. He was a merchant in Boston, and resided in Woburn, 
Mass. 

Children: 

i Emeline De Wolf-*, b. 14 Feb., 1834, in Troy, N. Y.; d. unm., 

in Houghton, Mich., March, 1861. 
ii Sophia Homer, b. 18 Oct., 1835, in Troy; d. 28 Nov., 1848, in 

Cambridge, 
iii Le Grand Bliss, b. 31 Aug., 1838, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. in 
Brooklyn, and had one child; whereabouts unknown; supposed 
to have died. 

725 iv Joseph Lincoln, b. 3 Dec, 1840. 

V Frances Homer, b. 3 April, 1847, in Brooklyn; d. 3 Feb., 1848, 
in Cambridge. 

vi Andrew he Pierre Homer, b. 10 June, 1850, in Cambridge; d. s. p., 
in Hazleton, Mich. 

473 LUCY FORBES^ daughter of Lincoln^ and Lucy 
(Forbes) Brigham; born in Cambridge, Mass., 9 Sept., 1818; died 

in Boston, ; married, 19 Aug., 1839, John Parker Bullard, 

A. M.; born 30 Nov., 1809; died in Clinton, La.; he was a great 
temperance worker. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 369 

Children (Bidlard) : 

i John Lincoln', b. in Jackson, La., 17 Aug., 1840; d. in Short 
Hills, N. J., 2 July, 1899; was grad. Harvard CoU., 1861; m. (1) 
10 June, 1863, Sarah W., dau. of Walter P. and Lydia (Gardner) 
Spooner of New Bedford, Mass., who d. 1 June, 1866; m. (2) 3 
Nov., 1868, Charlotte Green, dau. of Elisha and Alice (Hathaway) 
Haskill of New Bedford, who d. 20 Feb., 1898; was, at the time 
of the Civil War, chief clerk in the Boston office of the Commis- 
sioners of Subsistence; then Commissioner of Subsistence (rank 
of Capt.), Boston; then brev. Major; later in N. Y. City, with 
Osborne, Bullard & Co., jobbers of India goods; then in the 
firm of Bullard & Wheeler, cotton and bagging brokers. Ch. 
(by first wife) : 

1 John Thornton^ b. in Boston, 31 March, 1864; was grad. A. B. 
Harvard College, 1884; M. D., 1887; m. 18 June, 1889, Emily 
Morgan Rotch; res. New Bedford; 5 ch. 

2 Sarah Spooner, h. in New Bedford, 20 May, 1866; m. 18 June, 
1895, Charles Henry Leonard, son of George Delano; res. 
New Bedford., s. p., 1903. 

Ch. (by second wife) : 

3 Lucy Forbes, b. in Staten Island, N. Y., 17 Nov., 1877; m. 

16 March, 1898, Louis P. Bayard, Jr., who was grad. Princeton 
College, 1898; res. Short Hills, N. J.; 4 ch. 
ii Dana Brigham, b. 5 June, 1842; d. 26 Sept., 1844. 

474 (CHIEF JUSTICE) LINCOLN FLAGG^ son of Lin- 
coln® and Lucy (Forbes) Brigham; born in Cambridge, Mass., 4 
Oct., 1819; died in Salem, Mass., 27 Feb., 1895; married, 20 Oct., 
1847, Eliza Endicott, daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Perry) 
Swain; born in New Bedford, Mass., 11 July, 1826. 

In his youth Judge Brigham entered the counting-room of the 
late Samuel Austin, Jr., in Boston, and remained two years. In 
1837 he began to study for college under the direction of Rev. David 
Peabody, his brother-in-law. He was graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1842, and received the degree of LL. B. from the Har- 
vard Law School in 1844. He went to New Bedford, Mass., and 
further equipped himself for the practice of his profession in the 
office of John H. Clifford and Harrison G. O. Colby and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in June, 1845. He then formed a law partner- 
ship with Mr. Clifford, in New Bedford, which was maintained 
until that gentleman was elected Governor of Massachusetts. In 
1853, Mr. Brigham was appointed district attorney for the southern 
district of Bristol County, and when the office was made elective, 
in 1856, he was chosen to the same position, which he held until 
appointed to the bench of the Superior Court by Gov. Banks, in 
1859. Although Judge Brigham was associated with remarkably 
able jurists on that first Superior bench, he was the peer of any. 
Ten years after his appointment, he became Chief Justice, a posi- 
tion which he held for 21 years with great honor to the Common- 



370 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

wealth and to himself, holding the office longer than the chief 
justice of any other court of the Commonwealth, save Lemuel Shaw. 
He possessed a commanding presence, an expressive countenance 
and dignified manners, and was noted for his unfailing patience and 
good temper; his kindness to young attorneys was characteristic. 

Hon. William T. Forbes of Worcester delivered an eloquent eulogy 
of Judge Brigham at the Boston Reunion of 1902 of the Brigham 
Family Association. Among other tributes to his memory, he paid 
the following : 

" He is likely to remain for generations to come, as he is now, 
tlie most prominent Justice of the great trial courts of this State. 
. . . As a judge, he was sufficiently learned but not pedantic; 
self-poised, but not self-opinionated; firm, but not obstinate; always 
dignified, but never haughty." 

It is stated that a place on the Supreme Bench was tendered 
Judge Brigham more than once, while he was on the Superior 
Bench, but he declined. He resigned in 1890, owing to failing 
health and increasing deafness. 

In 1866 he moved to Salem, where he resided for the rest of his 
life. He had a summer home at Bar Harbor. 

In 1883 he received the degree of LL. D. from Dartmouth Col- 
lege, and from Harvard University in 1886. He was a member of 
the Mass. Historical Society. 

Children, born in New Bedford, Mass., except the youngest: 

1 Thomas Swain^ b. 22 April, 1849; m. 4 Aug., 1873, Barbara Jean 
Bentz, b. in Baden Baden, Germany; was 3 years in a military 
school; 24 years on the plains with cattle, hunting, etc., in Colorado, 
New Mexico and Kansas; res. Colorado Springs, Colo.; a stock- 
dealer. Ch. : 

1 Sylvia Swain^, b. 11 June, 1875. 

2 Ruth Forbes, b. 12 Jan., 1887. 

ii Lincoln Forbes, b. 26 July, 1855; m. May, 1895, Kate G. Colt; 
is C. S. D. Harvard Univ.; was engaged in the lumber business 
for a while in Wisconsin; res. Salem, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Katherine", b. 20 Nov., 1896; d. y. 

2 Lincoln Flagg, b. Feb., 1902. 

iii Clifford, b. 32 Sept., 1857; m. 9 Oct., 1900, Amy H. Johnson; 
was grad. A. B., Harvard Univ., 1880; was grad. Harvard Law 
School; practices chiefly in U. S. courts; Prest. Salem Common 
Council, 1891, '92, and '93. 

iv Augustus Perry, b. in Boston, 5 March, 1861; m. (1) Oct., 1897, 
Maude Rich; m. (2) June, 1901, Marion Ely; for a time he 
practiced law in Salem; then went into business in Colorado 
Springs. Ch. : 
1 Dorothy^, b. Sept., 1898; d. y. 

475 AARON^, son of Ephraim® and Sarah Brigham; born in 
Grafton, Mass., 29 March, 1771 ; died in E. Burke, Vt., ; 









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married Abigail Maynard, born in New London, Conn., 1768. Prob- 
ably resided in St. Johnsbury and Charlston, Vt. 

Children, the eldest born in Marlow, N. H., the fourth, fifth, sixth and 
seventh born in Waterford, Vt.: 
i Lucretia^ b. 1794. 

726 ii Ezra, b. in Charleston, 13 Sept., 1796. 

727 iii Abigail, b. 30 Dec, 1798. 
iv Lucy, b. 1801. 

V Aaron E., b. 1803; d. in W. Concord, Vt.; m. Knight 

of W. Charleston; a farmer. Ch.: 
1 Lucius'; 2 Julius; 3 Julia (twins) ; 4 Susan. 

vi Rebecca, b. 1805; d. s. p.; m. Owen of St. Johnsbury. 

vii Lot, b. 1808. 
viii Paul, b. St. Johnsbury, 1811; d. s. p., Tilton, N. H.; m. . 

728 ix Thomas, b. Charleston, 1816. 



476 THOMAS', son of Ephraim" and Sarah Brigham; born 
in Colebrook, N. H., 7 July, 1786; slain in battle on Chippewa 
Plains, Canada, 5 July, 1816, after three years' service in the 
War of 1812; married Mary W. Lacy; born in Piermont, N. H., 
24 Aug., 1782; died at the home of her son Ephraim in Dover, N. 
H., 16 June, 1865. 

He started from Colebrook, one day, for Plymouth, N. H., to 
get his wife's sister to nurse his wife through her approaching 
confinement. When he got to No. Haverhill, N. H., he met a re- 
cruiting officer and enlisted for 9 months in the War of 1812. He 
was told that he would not have to serve for several weeks. Late 
that night he received orders to march; hastily sending a messenger 
to Plymouth, he marched with his company, after sending word to 
his wife. When he was slain he was with a scouting party, who 
were all killed and buried in a trench on the Canadian side of 
the Niagara River. A few years ago a trench full of human bones 
was found on the bank of the river, and from some buttons found it 
was known that the remains were those of American soldiers. The 
Canadian government permitted the U. S. soldiers to come into 
Canada and give the remains a military burial. These may have 
been the bones of that scouting party. 

Children: 

729 i Azel Parkhurst*, b. in Enosburg, Vt., 7 April, 1809. 

730 ii William Lacy, b. in Enosburg, 20 Dec, 1810. 

iii Ephraim Thomas, b. in Colebrook, 9 June, 1813; d. 26 Oct., 1895; 
m. (1) Sophronia A. Langley of New Marliet, N. H., b. Sept., 
1815; d. 15 Oct., 1849; m. (2) 2 Aug., 1851, Rebecca C. Smith 
of Dover, N. H., b. 1 June, 1827; res. Wentworth Home, Dover. 
Ch. (by first wife): 

1 Annie A.", b. 5 Nov., 1843; d. unm., 27 May, 1866. 

2 Lavenia K., b. 13 Oct., 1847; d. unm., 7 Dec, 1867. 



372 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

477 AARON^, son of Ithamar^ and Catherine (Barnes) Brig- 
ham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 29 Dec., 1785; died in Lexington, 
Mass., 3 Oct., 1863; married, 2 Aug., 1808, Comfort, daughter of 
William and Elizabeth (Jones) Valentine; born 10 March, 1783, 
Northboro, Mass.; died in Lexington, Mass., 19 Dec, 1863. He 
was a merchant on Long Wharf, Boston; moved to Lexington, 
Mass., 1853. 

Children : 

i Catherine Jones*, b. in Northboro, 9 June, 1809; d. unm., in Lex- 
ton, 29 Dec, 1863. 
731 ii William, b. in Northampton, Mass., 1 Oct., 1812. 

iii Sophia, b. in Athol, Mass., 17 Jan., 1815; m. Wm. J. Valentine 
of London, Eng. (son of Col. S. L.) ; b. in Bangor, Me., 3 
Aug., 1817; was in lumber trade in Boston; in 1852, in the com- 
mission business in London; in 1854 ibid, and banking in France; 
Pres. U. S. Commissioners at Paris Fair, 1855, and decorated by 
Napoleon III. with Legion of Honor; a banker in London, 1862; 
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Soc, 1873. Ch. (Valentine) : 

1 William Brigham^, b. 1840; res. London. 

2 Garafelia, d. y. 

3 Francena Sophia, m. George F. Marlow, and res. London. 

478 ELI'^, son of Ithamar^ and Catherine (Barnes) Brigham; 

born in Marlboro, Mass., 18 July, 1794; died in Marlboro, 21 Oct., 

1850; married 5 Sept., 1819^ Lydia, daughter of Jedediah and 

Lydia (Felton) Howe; born Sept., 1800; died in Northboro, Mass., 

March, 1885. He was a farmer. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Sarah AnnS b. 3 Oct., 1820; d. in Northboro, 15 March, 1884; 
m. 1844, Alonzo, son of Capt. Jedediah and Betsey (Wilkins) 
Wood; b. in Marlboro, 17 Aug., 1817; res. Hudson, where was 
assessor in 1867; d. 16 Oct., 1873. Ch. (Wood), b. in Hudson: 

1 Ann E.\ b. 27 July, 1845; d. May, 1857. 

2 Alonzo, Jr., b. 18 Jan., 1847. 

3 Frank J., b. 23 Aug., 1851; m. Kittie A., dau. of Albion Howe 
of Marlboro. 

4 Hiram H., res. Hudson. 

ii Jonas Edward, b. 17 Jan., 1823; d. in Marlboro, 22 Aug., 1898; 
m. 16 Dec, 1852, Sarah Davenport, b. 1829; d. in Marlboro, 
1894; farmer, res. Marlboro. Ch., b. there: 

1 Sarah Eliza^ b. 10 Nov., 1853. 

2 Edward A., b. 10 Aug., 1856. 

3 Hattie E., b. 7 March, 1862. 

iii Silas Edwin, b. 20 Feb.', 1825; m. Nov., 1858, Martha A., dau. 
Elisha Ellis, b. in Westboro. He settled on his great-uncle Silas 
Brigham's place in Southboro. Ch., b. there: 

1 Silas 0.\ b. March, 1862; d. 8 Aug., 1875. 

2 Charles E., b. 19 Sept., 1864. 

3 Herbert E., b. 25 Feb., 1867. 

iv Caroline Sophia, b. 19 Oct., 1831 ; m. Francis Brown of Ipswich, 

Mass.; res. Northboro, in 1885. 
V George Webber, b. 20 June, 1833; a farmer in Northboro. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 373 

479 DEA. ABEL^, son of Ithamar*' and Catherine (Barnes) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 13 Feb., 1797; died Marlboro, 
16 March, 1871; married (1), 13 May, 1821, Mary, daughter of 
Augustus Bigelow; born in Berlin, Mass., 19 Jan., 1799; died 23 
May, 1843; married (2), 3 Jan., 1844, Sally, daughter of William 
and Lois (Bartlett) Felton; born 26 June, 1809; died 13 Feb., 
1878, s. p. She was very industrious and among the last to use a 
hand loom. He was a farmer and resided on his father's home- 
stead half a mile north of the Academy in Marlboro. 

Children (by first wife), born in Marlboro: 
733 i Levi SamueP, b. 4 Aug., 1835. 

733 ii Catherine Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb., 1831. 

480 DANIEL^, son of DanieP and Anna (Beaman) Brigham; 
born in Bridgton, Me., 4 June, 1794; died in Bridgton, 1862; mar- 
ried, 19 June, 1822, Sophronia, daughter of William and Sally 
(Kimball) Emerson of St. Stephens, New Brunswick; born 12 May, 
1798. He resided on the homestead in Bridgton. 

Children, born in Bridgton: 

1 William H.S b. 6 March, 1823; m. Sept., 1849, Lydia Stuart of 
Harrison, Me., b. Aug., 1836; d. in Bridgton, s. p., 1901; they res. 
in Naples, Me. 
ii Silas, b. 39 June, 1834; d. 5 Jan., 1850, in Cincinnati, O., unm. 

734 iii Edward, b. 24 Jan., 1826. 

iv Sarah A., b. 8 June, 1838; d. in Bridgton, unm., 1863. 
V Ruth, b. 6 July, 1830; d. 15 July, 1855, unm. 

vi Otis, b. 34 Dec, 1833; m. Elizabeth Houghton, who d. s. p., 
22 May, 1905; he resides in Ayer, Mass. 
7'35 vii Seth E., b. 2 June, 1834. 

viii Roxana, b. 19 Dec, 1835; d. 9 May, 1836. 
ix Roxana, b. 7 May, 1836; m. Edwin Ingalls; res. s. p., Bridgton 

Highlands, Me. ' 

X Eliza, b. 28 April, 1838; d. 2 Dec, 1856. 

481 x\ARON', son of DanieP and Anna (Beaman) Brigham; 
born in Bridgton, Me., 11 March, 1796; died there, 7 June, 1872; 
married, 16 April, 1823, Asenath, daughter of Ebenezer Carsley; 
born in Bridgton, 9 June, 1802; died there, 10 Dec. 1878. 

Children, bom in Bridgton: 

i Ruth Anna% b. 8 March, 1834; m. 5 Sept., 1843, Joel Howe, son 
of Luke Fosgate of Berhn, Mass.; b. 16 March, 1818;^ d. 3 
April, 1903; she res. in Berlin. Ch. (Fosgate), b. in Berlin: 

1 Francis 0', b. 1 Nov., 1845; m. Emma Symms; res. Shrews- 
bury, Mass.; a farmer. Ch. : Raymond^". 

2 Emily A., b. 38 June, 1847; m. Herbert A. Cook; res. 
Shrewsbury. Ch. (Cook): i Lester^"; ii Maurice; iii Elsie. 

3 Frederick A., b. 17 June, 1853; m. Ella F. Swan; res. Berlin. 
Ch.: i Ruth^"; ii Jennie; iii Fred. 



374 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

4 Anffelina B., b. 13 Oct., 1855; m. Henry Davis of Shrews- 
bury. Ch. (Davis): i Myron; ii Lucille; iii Forest. 

5 Alvah Dana, b. 23 April, 1859; d. 20 Oct., 1896; m. 15 Nov., 
1882, Nellie Clark; a farmer. 

ii Elizabeth, b. 26 Sept., 1825; d. 14 April, 1903; m. 6 April, 1851, 
Addison A., son of Rufus Sawyer of Reading, Mass.; d. 4 March, 
1893. Ch. (Sawyer), b. in Reading: 

1 Eugene N.\ b. 23 Feb., 1852; d. 4 Dec, 1902; res. Maiden, 
Mass.; m. Hattie Parker. Ch.: Marion^", and one d. y. 

2 Jennie M., b. 23 Aug., 1858; m. Geo. W. Wilkinson of Read- 
ing, Mass. Ch. (Wilkinson): i Emily"; ii Blanche. 

3 Euleyetta, b. 16 Nov., 1859, 

iii Alvina, b. 17 Sept., 1828; d. 16 Aug., 1833. 
iv Otis, b. 1 July, 1830; d. 12 July, 1831. 
V Angelina, b. 8 March, 1834; d. 5 May, 1855; m. 1 Jan., 1851, 

D. Augustus Russell of Reading, Mass. Ch. (Russell), b. in 

Reading: 

1 Edgar W.', b. 31 Dec, 1851; d. 24 Sept., 1852. 

2 Chester O., b. 15 Aug., 1853; m. Mary Richtering. Ch.: i 
Edward M."; ii Maud; iii W. Dale; iv May; v Daniel; he 
res. in Chicago. 

vi Jane, b. 25 April, 1836; m. 10 March, 1861, Alvin, son of Jesse 
Gibbs of Pasadena, Cal. Ch. (Gibbs) : 

1 Stella A.", b. 14 Sept., 1865; m. 14 March, 1858, OrviUe G. 
Cummings of Pasadena. Ch. (Cummings) : Lester F.", b. 
1889; d. 1892. 

2 Lula A., b. 3 Oct., 1869; d, 1870. 

vii Aaron, b. 2 July, 1839; m. 30 Dec, 1861, Mary P., dau. of 
William Morrison; res. No. Attleboro, Mass. Ch.: 

1 Edgar W.", b. in Bridgton, 20 April, 1863; m. 29 May, 1883, 
Josephine Foshner, Ch.: Willie", b. 29 July, 1885. 

2 Fred B., b. 6 May, 1865. 

3 Harry E., b. 4 June, 1871 ; d. 3 Sept., 1871. 

4 Mabel J., b. 26 Sept., 1872. 

viii Austin, b. 20 Feb., 1843; m. 29 Nov., 1870, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Henry Carter; res. Bridgton. Ch., b. there: 

1 Beulah L.", b. 19 Dec, 1871; m. Nov., 1893, John Gore of 
Bridgton. Ch. (Gore): i Adaline M."; ii Harry B. 

2 Harry A., h. 3 July, 1873. 

ix Martha, b. 25 April, 1847; d. 23 Nov., 1849. 

X Adelia L., b. 2 Nov., 1852; m. (1) 22 June, 1875, James E. 
Fellows, who d. 1899; m. (2) 1901, Edwin M. Varney of Wind- 
ham, Me., where res. s. p. 

482 HENRY^, son of DanieP and Anna (Beaman) Brigham; 
born in Bridgton, Me., 24 Sept., 1798; died 6 March, 1851 ; married, 
6 Feb., 1826, Mary Estes of Bethel, Me.; resided in Waterford and 
North Bridgton, Me. 

Children : 
736 i Louisas b. 30 June, 1830. 

ii Charles H., b. 5 Sept., 1832; res. unm., in Waterford, Me. 
iii Mary E., b. 4 July, 1834; res. unm., in Medfield, Mass. 
iv Nancy, b. 25 Nov., 1837; m. 26 Oct., 1872, Fred Monks, a farmer 
of Bridgton, Me. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 375 

V Joel F., b. 25 Sept., 1843; m. 23 April, 1877, Emma Childs; 
a farmer in Wabasha, Min'i. Ch.: 

1 Charles F.^ b. 24 Jan., 1886. 

2 Joel E., b. 18 Feb., lFt>3. 

483 LORING^ son of Abner** and Dorothy (Wood) Brigham; 
born Marlboro, Mass., 19 March, 1795; died Osceola Mills, Wis., 
10 Jan., 1878; married (1), May, 1817, Clarissa A., daughter of 
Thaddeus Fay of Northboro, Mass.; who died Sept., 1829; mar- 
ried (2), 1866, . He resided in Morse's day in Ann Arbor, 

Mich. 

Children : 

i Arethiisa Augusta*, b. 14 May, 1818; m. 1838, Jonathan L. 
Patch, and res. Troy, N. Y. ; she d. 13 May, 1851^ leaving one ch. 
(Patch): 

1 Clarissa Augusta^, who was adopted by Edward A. Brigham, 
son of 203, and her name was changed to "Brigham"; she 
res. Worcester, Mass. 
737 ii Eliza Maria, b. 30 Oct., 1821. 

iii Charles Dexter, b. 12 Dec, 1823; d. 11 Feb., 1852; m. 24 March, 
1848, Martha R. Laurence (who m. [2] Judson Gleason, and had 
son Fred); she d. 29 June, 1894, ae. 64. Ch.: 
1 Helen^, b. 29 March, 1851; m. 18 July, 1871, Charles A. 
Cleveland, and res. s. p., Worcester, Mass. 
iv Edward Henry, b. 1825; d. unm., 1847. 

V Clarissa M., b. and d. 1829. 

484 ABNER^ son of Abner^ and Dorothy . (Wood) Brigham; 
born in Marlboro, Mass., 21 June, 1793; died 29 Nov., 1877; mar- 
ried, 1 Nov., 1837, Lucinda, daughter of John Maybee; born 9 
Sept., 1811; died 1 March, 1885. He was a farmer and resided in 
Yarmouth, Ontario. 

Children: 

1 William Austin*, b. 30 Aug., 1840; m. (1) 22 April, 1873, Emma 
G. Clarke, b. in Hudson, O., 1839; m. (2) 7 April, 1885, Mrs. 
Amelia, widow of George H. Reed; is a lawyer and resides in 
Coweta, Indian Territory. Ch. (by first wife) : 

1 EtheP, b. 1 Aug., 1878; m. 12 June, 1899, William Rack of 
Denver, Colo. 

2 Olga, b. 30 Nov., 1880; m. 11 Sept., 1900, James J. Moran of 
Kansas City, Mo. 

ii Charles, b. 12 Nov., 1847; is an agriculturist, and res. unm. in 
Stockton, Cal. 

485 DR. ADOLPHUS% son of Abner« and Dorothy (Wood) 
Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 4 Dec, 1802; died in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., 30 April, 1859; married (1), 10 Nov., 1828, Eliza A. 
Parker of Southboro, Mass., who died 21 March, 1831, ae. 27; mar- 
ried (2), 13 June, 1832, Rebecca W., daughter of Thomas Knowl- 



376 THE HISTORY OF I HE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

ton, Jr., of Shrewsbury; born there, 9 Oct., 1810; died 11 June, 
1894. 

Dr. Brigham taught school during'" the winter seasons from 1821 
to 1825 and studied the remainder of the year. In 1823 he " studied 
Latin and Greek under the instruction of Rev. Seth Alden," a 
clergyman of Marlboro. In May, 1824, he began the study of 
medicine with Dr. J. B. Kittredge of Framingham, with whom he 
remained two years. June 24, 1826, he removed to Shrewsbury to 
" attend to the study and practice of medicine," under Dr. Seth 
Knowlton, then a prominent physician of that town. He attended 
medical lectures at Harvard Medical School; was licensed as a 
physician and surgeon by the censors of the Second Medical District 
at Worcester, 20 June, 1827; began the practice of medicine and 
surgery in Shrewsbury, 18 Nov., 1827, and remained there until 
his death. For many years before his death he was called " The 
Doctor of Shrewsbury," and not only had the larger part of the 
practice in that town but much in several adjoining towns. He lived 
respected and honored, and died greatly lamented and mourned by 
those to whom he had ministered for a generation, and justly merited 
the name of " The Good Physician." 

Children (by second wife), born in Shrewsbury: 

738 i Frederick A.\ b. 1 April, 1835. 

739 ii Franklin \VTiiting, b. 13 Sept., 1841. 

Hi Arthur Knowlton, b. 13 Dec, 1850; d. 15 Feb., 1851. 

486 DEA. PIERPONT^ son of Dea. PauP and Fanny (Brig- 
ham) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 2 Aug., 1785; died of 
cholera, in Buffalo, N. Y., 21 Sept., 1838^; married, Dec, 1809, 
LoWsa Conger. He is believed to have lived in Buffalo. 

Children : 

i Lovisa JaneS b. 18 Jan., 1812; d. 25 April, 1837. 
ii Fanny McD., b. 16 April, 1814; m. W. W. Mason; res. Buffalo, 

N. Y. 
iii Harriet N., b. 23 Jan., 1817; m. Jacob Swartz; res. Buffalo. 

iv Lorinda S., b. 5 June, 1819; m. Emery; res. Aurora, 

N. Y. 
V John Stratton, b. 9 June, 1821; m. Frances Burke; ch. four; 

res. Ravenna, O. 
vi Sophia W., b. 14 Aug., 1823; d. 28 Jan., 1847. 
vii Amanda W., b. 15 Oct., 1825; d. 4 Jan., 1844. i 

viu Lovina N. Ward, b. 13 May, 1827; d. 22 Jan., 1829. 

ix Elizabeth, b. 29 Sept., 1830; d. 16 Feb., 1858; m. 

Gunn. 

487 WILLIAM D.^ son of Dea. PauP and Fanny (Brigham) 
Brigham; born in St. Albans, Vt., 14 Jan., 1806; died 17 July, 
1875; married Lucy Doane; born 2 Feb., 1805; died 15 June, 1883. 
He resided in St. Albans. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION 377 

Children, born in St. Albans: 

i Lummus^ b. 11 Jan., 1833; d. 20 Oct., 1855. 

ii Edmund D., b. 7 Sept., 1834; res. in St. Albans; enlisted in 
Co. C, First Vt. Vols., in the Civil War. 

740 iii Sidney S., b. 15 Feb., 1836. 

741 iv Sanford J., b. 31 Jan., 1838. 

V Fanny L., b. 22 Dec, 1839; d. 5 Oct., 1882; m. 4 Nov., 1862, 
E, W. Jewett. Ch. ( Jewett) : 

1 Jessie Bngham^, b. 6 Dec, 1865. 

2 Mary F., b. 7 Oct., 1867; d. 2 Oct., 1869. 

3 Nellie H., b. 8 Sept., 1869. 
5 Walter C, b. 25 May, 1873. 

488 BARNABAS", son of SamueP and Asenath (Bailey) Brig- 
ham; born in Berlin, Mass., 13 March, 1791; died Sept., 1855; 
married Persis, daughter of Elihu and Phebe (Belcher.^) Maynard, 
born Marlboro, Mass., 1 Nov., 1795. Resided in Marlboro on the 
Thomas- homestead and built the present house on the place, about 
1825. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

i Benjamin^ b. 17 March, 1818; d. 2 Sept., 1819. 
ii Benjamin Warren, b. 21 May, 1820; d. y. 

iii Phebe Maria, b. 22 March, 1822; d. in home of daughter in 
Roxbury, Mass., 4 Oct., W03; m. Nicholas Wise, who d. Ch. 
(Wise) : 
1 Helen^, m. Alonzo G. Stockwell, who d. Feb., 1906. 
iv Benjamin Thomas, b. 31 May, 1823; d. about 1866; m. Harriet 
Webster. Warren Brigham, who owned Thomas^ Brigham's old 
home, made him his heir. He was the last male Brigham owner 
of the place; was a merchant tailor in Boston, and his father 
carried on the farm. Ch.: 
1 Alice*; 2 Warren. 

V Lucy, b. 24 June, 1824; d. 4 March, 1899; m. Sidney Brown; 
res. Marlboro. 

vi Henry Quincy, b. 23 Oct., 1827; was a dentist in Boston, 
vii Austin Dana, b. 6 June, 1836; d. May, 1904, in soldier's home in 
Togus, Me.; was a soldier in the Civil War; res. in Boston. 

489 THOMAS^ son of Thomas^ and Azubah (Babcock) Brig- 
ham; born in Berlin, Mass., 17 Oct., 1797; died in Northboro, Mass., 
19 June, 1855; married 29 March, 1822, Ann Carter, of Berlin. 
He resided in Berlin until 1851, and then removed to Northboro. 

Child, born in Berlin: 

i Eliza AnnS b. 24 Sept., 1824; d. in Northboro, 22 Nov., 1861; 
m. 29 May, 1849, Samuel I. Rice, b. in Northboro, 11 Sept., 1821; 
d. there, 6 Nov., 1903. Ch. (Rice), born in Northboro: 

1 Thomas Chandler', b. 1 Aug., 1850. 

2 Samuel Wilson, b. 27 March, 1856; d. in Westboro, Mass., 31 
Oct., 1890; m. 8 April, 1880, Jennie M. Moore. Ch. (Rice): 
i Anna Eliza", b. 21 Nov., 1880; m. Charles S. Knight; ii 
Carrie Louise, b. 24 Feb., 1882; iii Gertrude Alice, b. 8 July, 
1884; iv Edith Mabel, b. 1886; d. 1891; v Bessie Wilson, b. 
13 Dec, 1890. 



378 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

490 JOEL', son of Gardner^ and Sarah (Rice) Brigham; born 
in Northboro, Mass., 13 Dec, 1788; died 16 Oct., 1869; married, 
19 Aug., 1808, Nancy, daughter of Fortunatus Brigham, I68; born 
in Marlboro, Mass., 29 June, 1791; died 10 June, 1850. Resided 
in Berlin, Mass. (Carterville), but returned to Northboro. 

Children : 

742 i Ira', b. in Berlin, 12 Jan., 1809. 

ii Lewis, b. 1 July, 1812; m. Almira (Hewes) Bemis; res. s. p., 

in Northboro. 
ill Phebe, b. 5 Aug., 1813; d. 13 March, 1885; m. Thomas B., son 
of Benjamin Warren; b. 5 Dec, 1816; d. 8 Jan., 1899. Ch. 
(Warren) : 

1 Martha A.\ b. 13 Jan., 1844; m. 31 July, 1890, William 
Lowe, who d. s. p., 5 May, 1904; she res. Northboro. 

2 John F., b. 1845; m. Lydia A. Ball; 4 ch.; res. Northboro. 

3 Edward H., b. 7 Oct., 1848; m. Mary Temple; 7 ch.; res. 
Northboro. 

4 George A., b. 25 Nov., 1853; m. Myra Walker; 4 ch., 3 d.; 
res. Boylston, Mass. 

743 iv Abraham, b. in Northboro, 23 Jan., 1816. 

744 V John, b. in Northboro, 11 June, 1819. 

745 vi Samuel, b. in Berlin, 5 April, 1822. 

vli Anne, b. 30 Dec, 1824; m. Seth Flagg, who d. 11 Nov., 1883; 

m. (2) 9 Aug., 1890, J. B. Manning; res. s. p., in Northboro. 
viii Martha, b. 12 Jan., 1828; d. 9 Jan., 1895; m. Levi Stratton; res. 
s. p., Northboro. 
ix Mary Ann, b. 2Q Oct., 1830; m. Henry L. Stone; res. Westboro; 

10 ch. 
X Henry J., b. 10 Sept., 1833; d. 20 July, 1889; m. Mary Blodgett; 
res. s. p., Northboro. 

491 JOHN SWARROW^ son of John« and Lois (Fisk) Brig- 
ham; born in Paxton, Mass., 24 May, 1803; married 21 Jan., 1828, 
Parmelia Brace. 

Children : 

i Ha^^iet^ b. 29 Oct., 1828; m. George White; res. 9 Waverly PL, 
Chicago. Ch. (White): 
1 Fred^; 2 Caroline; 3 Emma. 

746 ii Charles H., b. near Rochester, N. Y., 30 June, 1830. 

iii Rhoda, b. 1832; d. 6 Dec, 1877; m. 24 Dec, 1855, Stephen G. 
Scott. Ch. (Scott): 
1 George^; 2 Francis; 3 Flora; 4 John; 5 Josephine. 
iv Jerome, b. 1834; d. 5 Nov., 1886; m. Mrs. Lovinda Oliver; no 

children. 
V John, b. 1836; m. Elizabeth Hall; res. Tipton Ford of Newton 
Co., Mo. Ch.: 
1 Joseph^, d. 1891 ; 2 Martha. 
vi Artemas, b. 25 Aug., 1838; m. 24 Dec, 1868, Althea Cooley; 

no ch. 
vii George, b." 1841; d. unm., in Chicago, 12 Nov., 1888. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 379 

492 HENRY", son of Henry^ and Susanna (Harrington) Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 30 Oct., 1798; died ; mar- 
ried Lucy W., daughter of Benjamin Howe; she died 28 March, 
1844, se. 38. Resided in Northboro. 

Children, born in Northboro: 

i Benjamin D.^ b. 5 June, 1835; d. in So. Framingham, Mass., 
where he was a dealer in straw goods, in 1884; m. 1853, Hannah A. 
Rich, b. in Northboro, 15 June, 1831. In Co. M, 32d Mass. In- 
fantry, Civil War. Ch., b. in So. Framingham: 

1 George W.^, b. 1858; ra. 1885, Helen Lake; res. Chicago, III. 
Ch.: i Walter I.^"; ii Minnie; iii George W. 

2 Irving D., b. 9 Aug., 1864; m. 4 July, 1886, Lizzie Nichols, b. 
in England, 30 Nov., 1865; res. Framingham. Ch.: i Charles 
W.^ b. 18 Sept., 1887; ii Frederick I., b. 28 Aug., 1889; iii 
Ralph T., b. 2 Sept., 1892. 

ii Seraph J., b. 2 June, 1829, and d. 
iii Thomas H., b. 25 Nov., 1831. 
iv George G., b. 10 June, 1836. 

V Susan M., b. 27 Oct., 1838. 
vi Artemas, b. 28 Jan., 1841. 

vii Charles H., b. 26 Jan., 1843, and d. 

493 STEPHEN P.% son of LovelP and Lucy (Phelps), Brig- 
ham; born in Northboro, Mass., 11 Oct., 1810; resided and died in 
Worcester, Mass., 13 June, 1846; married Sarah Allen, who died in 
Worcester. 

Children, born in Worcester : 

i Jason Stephen^ m. Ann Ehza Cashman of Milford, Mass.; res. 
there. Ch., b. in Milford: 
1 George^; 2 Henry; 3 Albert. 
ii Sarah, who d. about 1896. 

494 WILLIAM RUSSELL^ son of LovelP and Lucy (Phelps) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 27 Dec, 1812; died 20 Nov., 
1858; married 5 April, 1837, Rebeckah Morse, daughter of Francis 
Flagg; born in Bojdston, Mass., 23 Nov., 1819 died 2 Dec, 1896. 
He was a storekeeper in Worcester, Mass. 

Children, born in Worcester: 

i Augustus E.^ b. 14 July, 1838; d. 27 March, 1840. 
ii Henry E., b. 5 Aug., 1840; d. 6 Sept., 1841. 

iii Mary Augusta, b. 28 Aug., 1842; m. 17 Nov., 1868, Silas W. 
Goddard. Ch. (Goddard): 
1 Cliford W.\ b. 7 Aug., 1875. 
iv Charles Augustus, b. 1844; d. 1846. 

V Charles Arthur, b. 30 April, 1850; m. (1) 12 June, 1878, M. 
Louise Mowry, who d. 1897; m. (2) 25 June, 1902, Evie M. 
Shippel of North Dana, Mass.; res. Worcester. Ch,: 

1 Walter E?, b. 31 May, 1880; d. y. 

2 George A., b. 12 March, 1884; d. 21 July, 1884. 

3 Rose I., b. 19 Sept., 1889. 



S80 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

vi William Henry, b. 15 May, 1853; m. 8 May, 1879, Hattie Collins, 
dau. of Seneca Richardson; b. in Worcester, 18 Nov., 1856; res. 
Worcester. Ch. : 

1 William Seneca", b. 28 Nov., 1879; res. Worcester. 

2 Bertha Emily, b. 28 Oct., 1881; res. Worcester. 

3 Katherine, b. 16 April, 1891. 
vii Ellen, b. 29 June, 1855; d. ibid. 

viii Eleanor, twin to Ellen; d. ibid. 
ix Lily, b. 29 Oct., 1856. 

495 LODASCA^ daughter of John*' and Sarah (Eaton) Brig- 
ham; born in Pomfret, N. Y., 13 Dec, 1807; died 14 Feb., 1885; 
married 3 Aug., 1826, Aaron Mark, of Pomfret, N. Y. They re- 
sided near Silver Creek, N. Y. 

Children (Mark) : 

i Reuben', b. 7 Aug., 1827; d. 1852. 

ii Calista, b. 19 June, 1829; d. 1861; m. William E. Powers. Ch. 
(Powers) : 
1 Frank E." 
iii Alfred, b. 16 Sept., 1831; m. Carrie Snyder; res., 1904, in 

Sheridan, N. Y. ; had 2 daus. 
iv Aaron, b. 23 Aug., 1833; d. 1880; m. Almary Clark; 1 dau. 
V William C, b. 6 July, 1835; d. 1854. 
vi Martha M., b. 27 June, 1837; m. Reuben R. Hamlet of Sheridan, 

N. Y. ; living in 1904; 1 son. 
vii Sarah L., b. 22 Dec, 1839; m. I. J. Ennis; living in 1904, Dunkirk, 
N. Y.; 1 son. 

496 ORLANDO^ son of John« and Sarah (Eaton) Brigham; 
born in Dunkirk, N. Y., 5 Feb., 1813; died in Wasioja, Minn., 3 
April, 1885; married (1) 8 April, 1838, Fanny Jane SafFord, who 
died 12 April, 1869; married (2) 9 Nov., 1870, Mrs. Betsey G. 
Milliken. 

He was in partnership with his uncle. Gen. Elijah Risley in 
" Risley Seed Garden," Fredonia, N. Y. He resided for a time at 
Pomfret, N. Y., where Brigham settlement and P. O. were named 
for him. In 1859 he moved to Wasioja. 

Children {by first wife), born in Pomfret: 

i Charles Hanson', b. 27 May, 1839; d. unm., 5 Feb., 1861. 
ii Delia, b. 17 Oct., 1842; m. 1 Nov., 1870, Edward Doud of 
Rochester, Minn., and res. in Sheffield, Ala. Ch. (Doud), b. in 
Chattanooga, Tenn.: 

1 Ralph Brigham", b. 9 March, 1874. 

2 Delia, b. 14 April, 1875; m. 17 Oct., 1905, Rev. Lemuel J. 
Lewis. 

3 Charles, b. 9 Sept., 1876. 

iii Caroline, b. 29 July, 1846; m. 2 Oct., 1870, Charles W. Gibbons 
of W. Concord, Minn. Ch. (Gibbons): 

1 Roy Brigham", b. 16 Nov., 1872; d. 1 May, 1873. 

2 Walter Fitz, b. 31 Aug., 1875; m. 22 March, 1905, Bessie 
Hastings Wilde. Ch.: Laurene M.", b. 19 Jan., 1906. 




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Mrs. Ella Brigham Stevens Edward D. Brigham (820) 



SEVENTH GENERATION 381 

3 Fred Carl, b. 17 Dec, 1877; d. 28 Feb., 1883, 

4 Margaret Ethel, b. 27 April, 1883. 

5 Frank Eldon, b. 4 Oct., 1884. 

iv Fanny Jane, b. 10 Jan., 1850; res. unm., W. Concord, Minn. 

497 NABBY^ daughter of John« and Sarah (Eaton) Brigham; 

born 1818; died ■ — ; married 7 April, 1839, Seth Griswold 

of Pomfret, N. Y. 

Children (^Griswold) : 

i Walter E.^ m. Isadore Frost; res. s. p., Kenmore, N. Y. 
ii Mary, (d.) ; m. Walter Cobb; 1 ch. ; res. Buffalo, 
ill Adaline, m. Thomas Erwin; res. Cherry Creek, N. Y. ; 1 son. 
iv Pamelia, m. James Scott; 1 son. 

V Fanny, (d.); m. Lowell Sheffield of Cherry Creek, N. Y.; 1 son. 
vi Emma, m. Edwin Bentley of Cherry Creek, N. Y. ; 1 son., 
vii George, d. unm. 

viii Ella, m. Lynn Bentley; res. near Pittsburgh; 1 son and 2 daus. 
ix Benjamin, m. Nellie Emory of Cherry Creek, N. Y. ; 1 dau. 

498 NELSON^ son of John^ and Sarah (Eaton) Brigham; 
born in Dunkirk, N. Y., 11 June, 1822; died in Chicago, 111., 9 
Oct., 1893; married 25 May, 1852, in Pomfret, Charlotte E., daugh- 
ter of Simeon A. and Nancy (Merrill) Stoddard; born in Ark- 
wright, N. Y., 12 Aug., 1832. 

He was a farmer and seedsman. He moved to Cropsey, 111., and 
thence to Chatsworth, 111., and finally resided at 7528 Normal Ave., 
Chicago. 

Children, the second and third horn in Cropsey: 

i Eldon Tappan«, b. in Pomfret, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1853; m. 27 Dec, 
1876, Maggie Emma, dau. of Henry Rayburn of Saybrook, lU. 
Was grad. D. D. S., Northwestern Univ.; res. Sheldon and Wat- 
seka. 111., and Albuquerque and Carlsbad, New Mexico, for health, 
Ch., b. in Saybrook: 

1 Edith Eldora\ b. 21 Oct., 1877; m. 21 June, 1899, Frank E. 
Lake of Dixon, 111.; s. p., 1901. 

2 Roy Emerson, b. 18 Feb., 1882; d. 30 Dec, 1884. 

ii Helen Belle, b. 26 Aug., 1858; m, 15 Nov., 1877, Orman H. 
Brigham, D. D. S., of Chatsworth, 111. Ch. (Brigham), b. in 
Cropsey: 

1 Nina EtheP, b. 13 Sept., 1880. 

2 Adella Bell, b. 5 Dec, 1882. 

3 Everett Eldon, b. 20 May, 1889. 

4 Virginia ElUngrcood, b. 10 Sept., 1895. 

iii Simeon Avery, b. 2 Nov., 1864; d. 31 Oct., 1865. 
iv Lottie Adella, b. in Chatsworth, 27 June, 1867; d. unm., 8 Nov., 
1893. 

499 FIDELIO WILLIAMS% son of James*' and Fanny (Ris- 
ley) Brigham; born in Fredonia, N. Y., 5 Dec, 1812; died in 
Tibaderville, La., 1 Jan., 1866; married (1)2 Feb., 1833, Adaline 



382 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

E. Smith; who died 1 March, 1855, in Nashville, Tenn.; interred in 
Fredonia; married (2) 30 Nov., 1858, Amelia V. Webb, who died 
in Cincinnati, O., 6 Sept. 1859, s. p.; married (3) about 1SU"3, 
Harriet R., daughter of Barnabas Gilbert; born in Gary, N. Y., 
9 Nov., 1820; died in Fruitvale, Cal., 19 Dec, 1904. 

He lived in Youngsville, Pa., where he was a merchant, Post- 
master and lumber dealer; he moved to California in 1851, where 
he was successful; returned and took extensive railroad contracts 
in Kentucky and was one of the proprietors of a very extensive coal 
mine on the Ohio River. The Civil War required him to abandon 
this business. Later he went to Louisiana and engaged in cotton 
raising with his brother Wesley and their sons. 

Children (by first wife) : 

i Risley Hanson^ b. 6 Jime, 1834; d. in Cheyenne, Wy., 20 Jan., 

1870. 
ii Charles Edgar, b. 3 July, 1836; d. 12 Feb., 1839. 
iii Mary Ellen, b. 18 Dec," 1837; d. 7 Feb., 1839. 
iv William Fidelio, b. 16 Feb., 1840; living somewhere in Ohio in 

1904. 
V Delia Harriet, b. 16 April, 1842; d. 27 Jan., 1846. 
vi Delia Adaline, b. 17 Oct., 1845; d. 22 Jan., 1904; m. (1) 1867, 
George Clark of Fredonia, who d. 1870; m. (2) 18 Feb., 1873, 
Noel B. Chamberlain of Niagara Falls, N. Y. Ch. (Chamberlain) : 
1 Eleanor Risley', b. 30 May, 1879; d. 14 July, 1881. 
vii Kate Adaline, b. 26 March, 1850; d. 7 April, 1853. 

500 WESLEY HERVEY% son of James*' and Fanny (Risley) 
Brigham; born in Fredonia, N. Y., 13 May, 1819; died at residence 
in Corry, Pa., 10 April, 1906; married in Youngsville, Pa., in 1842, 
Harriet N. Smith, born in Dunkirk, N. Y., 17 May, 1819; died 
Corry, Pa., 6 April, 1905. 

In his early years he was in the mercantile line of business. In 
1851 he went to California with his brother Fidelio and after en- 
gaging successfully in the water business in San Francisco, they 
both returned in 1853. Joined with his brother in carrying out 
extensive railroad contracts in Kentucky and Tennesee, and after 
the Civil War engaged in cotton raising in Louisiana. Later he was 
interested in farming. 

Children, the 5 elder born in Youngsville, Pa., the others in Fredonia, 
N. Y.: 

i James RisleyS b. 3 June, 1843; m. 25 Nov., 1868, Alice Matteson, 
dau. of Sidney Stearns of Van Buren, N. Y.; b. 25 April, 1848; 
prominent citizen and hardware dealer in Corry, having filled 
numerous municipal offices. Ch., b. in Corry: 

1 Eugene Barney'', b. 15 Jan., 1871; m. 12 Nov., 1896, Glenn L. 
Pope Ch.: Alice Louise'", b. 14 Sept., 1900; a clerk in the 
Corry P. O. 

2 Walter Stearns, b. 30 Nov., 1875; in business with his father. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 383 

ii Mary Adaline, b. 19 Feb., 1845; res. Corry. 
iii Henry Clay, b. 21 March, 1847; d. 1 May, 1847. 
767 iv Charles Fidelo, b. 18 April, 1848. 

V Ella Sophia, b. 29 July, 1851 ; d. in Fredonia, 31 Oct., 1863. 
vi George Wesley, b. 30 Aug., 1855; d. 25 May, 18T9. 
vii Frank Cushing, b. 14 Feb., 1857; m. 1 Jan., 1885, Elizabeth J. 
Kinny, b. in Ohio, 23 Feb., 1862; engaged in dairy farming and 
stock raising on a 300-acre farm in Corry. Ch., b. in C. : 

1 Ella Louise^ b. 1 Oct., 1886. 

2 Boscoe Fidelio, b. 2 June, 1888. 

3 Alice Marie, b. 16 Nov., 1897. 

4 Ruth Elizabeth, b. 1 July, 1903. 

viii Edward Levi, b. 18 Nov., 1862; d. s. p., 14 Feb., 1891; m. 1 Jan., 
1884, Mrs. Edith O. Leach; was a highly respected merchant in 
Corry. Mrs. Brigham's dau., Ora Leach, took the name of 
" Brigham." 

501 LEVI", son of James'' and Fanny (Risley) Brigham; born 
in Fredonia, N. Y., 6 Jan., 1824; died in Parkersville, N. Y., 3 
July, 1889; married 29 Oct., 1844, in Hartland, N. Y., Mary E., 
daughter of Anson Hutchinson; born in Pomfret, N. Y., 2 July, 
1825; died 6 Aug., 1904, in Council Grove, Kas. 

Mr. Brigham was Postmaster in Tidioute, Pa. With two 
brothers, in 1851, he went to California where they purchased the 
only well in San Francisco and made money. Returning east con- 
tracted to build a portion of the Louisville and Nashville Ry., and 
opened a coal mine in Paducah, Ky. ; on account of the war he 
went to farming in Wisconsin and Illinois. In 1871 moved to 
Kansas and was agent of the M. K. & T. Ry. in Parkersville where 
was aj^pointed Postmaster in 1873 and held the office 18 years. He 
contributed to papers and was a lecturer. 

Children, the 3 elder born in Deer-field, Pa.: 

i Helen Fanny^ b. 3 Aug., 1846; m. 4 Jan., 1866, William Lewis, 
son of William J. Pierce; b. in Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., 13 March, 
1843; in the Civil War 1 year, Co. G, 2d Wis. Cav.; res. s. p., 
Ironwood, Mich, 
ii Hanson Hutchinson, b. 13 Aug., 1847; m. 7 Sept., 1868, Sarah 
K. Mabie; is superintendent of a large farm attached to a 
Presbyterian School for boys of white people of the mountains, 
in Asheville, N. C. ; no ch. 
iii Flora Ann, b. 2 May, 1850; m. 1 Oct., 1874, Adam Moser, Jr., 
Co. Atty. for Morris Co., Kansas, and Cashier of Farmers' and 
Drovers' Bank, Council Grove, Kan. Ch. (Moser) : 

1 Maude Brigham^, b. 23 Feb., 1876. 

2 Helen Flora, b. 4 Jan., 1878; d. 20 Nov., 1881. 

3 Levi Adam, b. 1 Dec, 1879. 

4 Hanson Edgar, b. 23 April, 1882. 

iv Frederick Matteson, b. in Fredonia, 29 Nov., 1859; res. Kansas 
City, Mo., where in the Ry. Mail Service, P. O. Dept. ; a member 
of the B. F. A., and has given efficient help to our genealogist in 
preparing family records. 



384 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

V Levi Hanaford, b. in Fredonia, 28 Feb., 1862; m. 6 June, 1893, 
Lalla Rookh Maloy; asst. cashier of Farmers' and Drovers' Bank, 
Council Grove, Kan. Ch.: 

1 Rosalee Elizabeth^, b. 6 Jan., 1895. 

2 Marion Kathryn, b. 27 Oct., 1897; d. 9 April, 1898. 

3 Niva Hattie, b. 9 March, 1900. 

4 Mary Louise, b. 28 Dec, 1904. 

vi Fidelio Wesley, b. Lyndon, Wis., 16 April, 1865; grad. from the 
Dental Dept. of Washington Univ., St. Louis, Mo.; m. 23 Dec, 
1897, Mabel H. Simpson of Knoxville, Tenn. ; res. Edmond, Okla. 
Ch.: 
1 TwiTis", b. and d. 1899. 

502 REV. GEORGE FRENCH^ son of James*' and Fanny 
(Risley) Brigham; born in Fredonia, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1827; married 
13 June, 1853, Aurilla E., daughter of Edmund Douglass of South 
Byron, N. Y.; died 7 Aug., 1904. 

In early life Mr. Brigham engaged in mercantile business, and 
he owned his father's farm. In 1862, his business ruined by the 
war, he removed to Chicago and entered the telegraph service. In 
1866 he accepted the local agency of the C. & N. W. Ry., at 
Sharon, Wis. This position he filled for 35 years, during which 
time he prepared himself for holy orders in the Episcopal Church, 
and became the founder of St. Mary's Mission in Sharon, of 
which he is curate. He gave the address before the B. F. A. at 
the first Marlboro meeting in 1894. He resides in Sharon. 

Children, the 3 elder born in Dunkirk, N. Y.: 

748 i Edmund Douglass^, b. 29 Dec, 1656. 

ii Fanny Risley, b. 30 June, 1858; d. in Byron, N. Y., May, 1860. 
iii Fanny Amelia, b. 10 June, 1860; m. 3 Sept., 1881, Luther S. 
Arnold. Ch. (Arnold): 

1 Douglass Luther', b. 23 June, 1882; in State University, Madi- 
son, Wis., in 1905. 

2 Willard Henry, b. 14 Dec, 1884; in State University in 
Madison, in 1905. 

3 Fanny, b. 8 Feb., 1887; d. 1887. 

4 Harold ^., b. 3 March, 1888. 

749 iv George French, b. in Fredonia, 12 Jan., 1B63. 

V Susan Risley, b. in Chicago, 21 Feb., 1865; d. 21 July, 1865. 

750 vi Henry Hanson, b. in Sharon, Wis., 31 Aug., 1868. 

503 MARY ANN% daughter of Walter^ and Mary Child (Dix) 
Brigham; born 18 Dec, 1814; died 4 Aug., 1842, and was interred 
in Fredonia, N. Y. ; married 4 Dec, 1835, Rev, Abel Brown, born 
in Springfield, Mass., in 1810; died in 1844. 

She became the editor of the western Golden Rule, published at 
Albany, 1841-'2, to promote moral reform. 

Children (Brown) : 

i Walter Brigham', b. 18 March, 1858; m. in Franklin Grove, 
Hester Ann Hook; res. Spirit Lake, la., and Deerfield, iVIo., s. p. 




Dr. Leverett E. Goodell, of Wilber, Xeb 



SEVENTH GENERATION 385 

ii Charles Henry, b. 3 July, 1842, in Albany, N. Y.; d. 14 Oct., 
1891; m. Emeline Wills. Ch. (Brown): 
1 Charles W.', b. 1871; m. Jessie Lee Forsythe. 
• 2 Edith M., h. 1875; m. Daniel A. Thomas. Ch. (Thomas): 
Lorenzo B.^" 
3 Robert M., b. 1877; unm., in 1903; in 1901 was a student at 
Harvard College. 

504 ELMINA", daughter of Lieut. JoeP and Polly Ann (Dur- 
kee) Brigham; born in Augusta, N. Y., 2 July, 1810; died Dec, 
1843; married 21 March, 1833, Rev. Joel Goodell, from Dunkirk, 
N. Y. to Lodi, O. ; he died in Taber, la.; he married again after 
her death. 

Children (Goodell), born in Lodi, O.: 

i Leverett Edward*, M. D., b. 20 Sept., 1834; m, 8 Dec, 1863, 
Harriet Jones of Pilot Grove, la., b. in la., 19 Sept., 1845. He 
moved to la. in 1855; was grad. M. D., in Keokuk, la., 1858; in 
1864 went to Pilot Grove; thence to Wilbur, Neb., and owns 
ranches in Nebraska and Kansas, and raises cattle. Ch., b. in 
Pilot Grove: 

1 Alice Eleanor^, b. 31 Dec, 1864; m. 4 Sept., 1884, Harry 
Miller from England; res. Omaha, Neb. 

2 Jessie Willmina, b. 3 Feb., 1867; m. 7 Dec, 1897, Prof. Henry 
Jennings from London, Eng., who is Supt. of Schools in 
Wilbur, la. 

3 Charles Brigham, b. 30 May, 1869; m. 4 March, 1895, Edith 
Turner; he is a banker in Crete, Neb. 

4 Edith May, b. 10 May, 1871; d. 7 Jime, 1872. 

ii Milton P., b. 27 June, 1837; went to northern Iowa, enlisted in 
1862; wounded and taken prisoner, and d. in Andersonville Prison, 
9 May, 1864. 
iii George W., b. 4 July, 1839; m. (1) 1863, Marietta Pence, who d. 
22 April, 1872; m. (2) 1873, Elizabeth Osborne, who d. 1883; 
m. (3) 9 Dec, 1884, Lillie Hubbard; a farmer, res. Clear Lake, 
la. Ch. (by 1st wife) : 

1 Ltjdia E.', b. 7 Jan., 1864. 

2 Joel G., b. 24 Oct., 1868. 

3 Richard H., b. 4 Feb., 1870. 
Ch. (by 3d wife): 

4 Hettie V., b. 7 Nov., 1885. 

iv Lois E., b. 17 Jan., 1842; m. 1 Oct., 1861, William Totten of 
Throop, Kan. Ch. (Totten) : 

1 Mary P.", b. 29 April, 186—; m. 9 April, 1883, John C. Brace 
of Narka, Kan. 

2 Milton Goodell, b. 8 Aug., 1865; m. 6 Oct., 1886, Lulu E. 
Tabo; res. Rockford, Kan. 

3 Elmina R., b. 13 Sept., 1867; m. 18 Jan., 1889, Charles A. 
Lendahl of Haddam, Kan. 

4 Hattie E., b. 6 June, 1871 ; res. unm., Norka, Kan. 

5 Edith E., b. 25 Feb., 1873; m. May. 1891, Albert E. Dagne of 
Washington, Kan. 

6 Alice W., b. 25 April, 1877; m. 6 June, 1900, William E. 
Campbell of Throop, Kan. 



386 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

1 7 Celia, b. 24 July, 1879; d. 24. Aug., 1879. 

8 William Clarence, b. 15 Dec, 1881. 

9 Carl A.,h. 8 June, 1883. 

505 DEXTER', son of Lieut. JoeP and Polly Ann (Durkee) 
Brigham; born in Augusta, N. Y., 28 Oct., 1812; died in Lodi, 
O., 19 Aug., 1844; married 10 May, 1840, Deborah, daughter of 
Thomas Shaw; born in Plainfield, Mass.; she married (2) Abram 
Falconer and died at Wauseon, O., 27 June, 1893. He moved to 
Lodi, O. The male line is extinct. 
Children, born in Lodi: 

i Haven E.S b. 10 April, 1841; d. 12 Aug., 1841. 
ii Emma F., b. 10 Oct., 1842; m. 6 March, 1868, Rev. Howard B. 
Taft of Fairfield, Mich., b. in Van Buren, N. Y., 1830; he was 
grad., Kalamazoo, 1859; M. A., 1862; Theological Sem., 1861; 
ordained, 1862; she was grad. Oberlin College, 1864; res. Weston, 
Mich. Ch. (Taft): 

1 (Rev.) Edwin Brigham^, b. 2 July, 1872; was grad., Kala- 
mazoo Coll., 1895; Rochester, N. Y., Theol. Sem., 1898; removed 
to Prescott, Arizona, where a preacher. 

2 Mary Alice, b. 7 Oct., 1878; was grad. 1902, Kalamazoo Coll., 
Mich.; ordained 1898, and preaches in Rochester, N. Y. 

iii Elmira, b. 15 Oct., 1844; res. unm., Wauseon, O. 

506 WINFIELD SCOTT% son of JoeP and Polly Ann (Dur- 
kee) Brigham; born in Otsego, N. Y., 30 Dec., 1814; died 17 
April 1906, in Bowling Green, O. ; married (1) 22 Sept., 1836, 
Mary E., daughter of James Wlaite of Sheridan, N. Y., who died 
8 Feb., 1863; married (2) Susanna Falconer, who died 31 March, 
1893. 

He resided in Lodi, Chatham and Wauseon, O. Was a tailor 
by trade and had a large shop in Lodi, O., also a farm. He 
spent his last days with his son Joel. He was a perfect specimen 
of a man physically, very muscular and well built, and more than 
6 feet tall. 

Children (by first wife), the elder bom in Lodi, the fifth, sixth and 
seventh in Chatham, and the younger in Wauseon, O.: 

i Frances E.S b. 23 July, 1837; d. unm., while teaching school. 
751 ii Joseph Henry, b. 12 Dec, 1838. 

iii Mary Ann, b. 20 Aug., 1840; d. 20 March, 1862, s. p.; m. in 1861, 

Charles Bond, 
iv Christine E., b. 24 July, 1845; d. unm., 7 Dec, 1898. 
V James O., d. y. 

vl Augusta A., b. 30 March, 1849; m. at Wauseon, 20 Jan., 1876, 
Squire, son of Silas and Harriet (Pomeroy) Johnson of Adrian, 
Mich., b. 27 July, 1844; he is an extensive celery gardener; res. 
Adrian. Ch. (Johnson), b. in Toledo, O.: 

1 Emma C", h. 4 April, 1878; m. 17 Sept., 1902, Earl G. Keeney. 

2 Merle, b. 27 Dec, 1881; m. 15 June, 1904, Howard Swift. 

3 Millicent M., b. 10 Feb., 1887. 

4 Christine M., b. 16 Aug., 1890. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 387 

752 vii Joel S., b. 28 Oct., 1850. 

viii Fannie E., b. 1 April, 1856; m. 16 Dec, 1880, Dr. Carl Bock, 
b. 1852; res. Greenville, Mich. Ch. (Bock), b. in Canandaigua, 
N. Y.: 

1 Gertrude E.', b. 20 May, 1883; m. 11 March, 1906, Henry E. 
Bitzer; res. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

2 Wyman C, b. 31 Oct., 1886; a student; res. Greenville. ' 
Children (by second wife) : 

ix Gertrude, b. 2 April, 1869; d. 2 March, 1871. 
X Bertha E., b. 6 July, 1876; m. Burt A. Gurden, res. Toledo, O. 

507 HON. JOEL^ son of JoeP and PoUy Ann (Durkee) 
Brigham; born in Dunkirk, N. Y., 10 Jan., 1818, first white child 
born in that place; married 29 Nov., 1838, Betsey, daughter of Elias 
Lyon of Chatham Centre, O.; born in Goshen, Mass., 20 Feb., 
1820; died in Wauseon, O., 25 Nov., 1892, after 54 years of mar- 
ried life. 

In 1834, Mr. Brigham moved to Lodi, O., with his parents. 
He and his wife lived in a log cabin 12x16 feet, one story, with 
one room, lighted by 2 two windows; the door was provided with 
a wooden latch with " latch string " through the hole to lift it, 
" always out." This cabin was built on 80 acres given him by his 
father. In 1844, he received a sprain and sold out. He then moved 
to Chatham Centre, O., where he built a store, which he sold in 
1853. He moved to Lena, where he bought 240 acres with a saw- 
mill. In 1859, Mr. Brigham moved to Wauseon, O., formed a part- 
nership with Isaac Springer and opened a store; in 1865 he bought 
a flouring mill and in 1871 erected a two-story brick warehouse 
and went into mercantile business in this place. In 1887 he turned 
it over to his youngest son. Has been a Justice of the Peace, 
assessor, town treasurer 15 years. Postmaster, and Mayor for 2 
terms, when he declined further nomination. During the Civil 
War he was County Commissioner on Dist. Military Commission. 
He was one of three to buy the West Cemetery, of which he was 
the leading official for 25 years. At 84 he superintended a large 
farm in the suburbs. He has had a successful life. 

Children, the 4 elder born in Lodi, the 2 younger in Wauseon: 
i Elvira U, b. 15 Nov., 1839; d. 26 July, 1840. 
ii Ann E., b. 13 May, 1841 ; d. 21 April, 1843. 

753 iii Walter Scott, b. 6 Aug., 1843. 

754 iv Haven T., b. 7 May, 1846. 

v Willard H., b. Chatham Centre, 30 Aug., 1849; d. 18 May, 1850. 

vi Mary Eva, b. in Chatham Centre, 14 Jan., 1852; d. 7 May, 1853. 

vii Harriet A., b. 28 Feb., 1854; m. 7 Oct., 1880, William H., son 

of William Sohn; b. in Tiffin, O., 29 June, 1851; interested in 

telephone plants in Ohio and Iowa; res. Wauseon. Ch. (Sohn): 

1 Howard?, h. 21 March, 1886. 

viii Celia A., b. 18 Nov., 1857; m. 10 Oct., 1878, Dr. Charles E., 

son of Dr. J. H. Bennett of Evansport, O. ; grad. Detroit Med. 



388 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

College, 1876; in practice 20 years Surgeon for L. S. & Mich. 
So. Ry.; afterward in same capacity for Detroit & Lima North- 
ern Ry.; res. Wauseon, O. Ch. (Bennett), b. in Wauseon: 

1 Fred H.', b. 16 Nov., 1881; d. 8 Sept., 1895. 

2 Walter, b. 9 July, 1885. 

3 Florence, b. 22 June, 1896. 

ix Clarence E., b. 16 Oct., 1860; m. 15 Oct., 1885, Inez Scott; in 

1887 bought out his father's store. 
X Mary Elmina, b. 2 Oct., 1862; d. 13 Feb., 1871. 

508 JANE ELIZABETH^ daughter of JoeP and Basmath 
(Hamilton) Brigham; born in Brookfield, Mass., on the original 
homestead, 11 July, 1819; died 12 July, 1892; married, about 1843, 
Stillman Butterworth of Brookfield, born 20 March, 1817; died 
Aug., 1882. 

Children (Butterworth), born in Brookfield: 

i Henry L.«, b. ; d. Aug., 1884; m. Nettie . 

Ch.: 
1 Arthur'; 2 Louis. 
ii James Theodore, b. 6 June, 1847; d. in Brookfield, May, 1876; 
m. Emma King of B., b. 10 Oct., 1850. Ch., b. in Brookfield: 

1 Florence Maud^, b. 4 Nov., 1874; a teacher in So. Framing- 
ham, Mass. 

2 Theodora May, b. June, 1876; m. "Walter C. Butterworth. 

iii Frank Hamilton, b. 26 Nov., 1849; m. (1) Nov., 1871, Sarah A., 
dau. of Eli H. Cummings of So. Framingham; b. 2 Sept., 1853; 
d. 13 Oct., 1890; m. (2) Emma (King) Butterworth, widow of his 
bro. James; a clerk, res. So. F. Ch.: 

1 Walter Cummings', b. in Quincy, Mass., 9 Aug., 1873; m. 1 
June, 1898, Theodora M. Butterworth (dau. of J. Theodore). 

2 Herbert Stillman, h. 19 Sept., 1875; d. 11 June, 1899; res. 
So. F. 

3 Ada Frances, b. 16 May, 1881; m. C. Frank Holbrook of 
Sherborn, Mass.; 2 ch. 

iv Ada, b. ; m. Charles Vizard of Brookfield; d. there, 

s. p. 

509 SALEM TILLY% son of JoeP and Basmath (Hamilton) 
Brigham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 17 Oct., 1824; died at his 
residence in Woburn, Mass., 8 Oct., 1903; married 6 Oct., 1850, 
Maria Davis of Woburn. 

He was born in the old house built by his great-grandfather James* 
Brigham in 1722; inherited by Capt. Tilly"^ in 1780 and next by 
Joel. The old house was burned a few years ago. Joseph Brig- 
ham now owns the place. Salem enlisted in Co. G 5th Mass. Vol. 
from Woburn, 27 July, 1864, for one hundred days. He was 
honorably discharged 16 Nov., 1864. 
Children : 

i Helen M.\ b. in Maiden, Mass., 14 May, 1853; m. 25 Oct., 1876, 

L. Waldo Thompson; res. in Woburn. 
ii Edward Tilly, b. in Woburn, 21 Oct., 1868; m. 29 Oct., 1902, 
Edith C. Buckman. 




Hon. Joel Brigham, of Wauseon, O. ( 



SEVENTH GENERATION 389 

510 BOSTWICK', son of James*' and Marcia (Hastings) Brig- 
ham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 6 Aug., 1821; died in Richford, 
Vt., 3 Oct., 1888; married 28 Jan., 1852, Emeline M. Goodrich, 
who died in Richford, 21 May., 1888. 

Children, bom in Richford: 

i Henry G.", b. 15 Oct., 1853; d. 6 July, 1866. 

ii Marcia E., b. 18 March, 1859; m. 6 June, 1883, George E. Barber, 
b. 7 Feb., 1855. Ch. (Barber): 

1 Henry E.", h. 21 June, 1883. 

2 Rosa B., b. 17 Sept., 1887. 

3 Edioin A., b. 29 March, 1896; d. 1 April, 1896. 

4 Ruth, b. 17 Sept., 1897. 

5 Frank, b. 1 June, 1899. 

iii Emma J., b. 2 May, 1862; d. 6 July, 1887; m. 15 Sept., 1886, 

Chas. M. Dickerson. Ch. (Dickerson) : 
1 Emma J., b. 4 July, 1887. 
iv Charles E., b. 2 Sept., 1869; ra. 1 Jan., 1889, Mary E. Genung; 

res. Richford. Ch.: 

1 Hazel B.\ b. 17 Nov., 1889. 

2 Pranza B., b. 24 July, 1893. 

3 Genevieve Z., b. 13 June, 1896. 

511 JAMES EDWARD", son of James« and Marcia (Hast- 
ings) Brigham; born in Caroline, N. Y., 17 July, 1827; died in 
Berkshire, Vt., l6 Dec, 1874; married 29 Nov., 1855, Elizabeth 
Witter, who died in Berkshire, 7 Aug., 1873. 

Children : 

i Asa Witter% b. in Newark, N. Y., 26 April, 1857; m. 30 April, 

1887, Bertha T. Smith of Huron, So. Dakota; res. W. Brookfield, 

Mass. Ch. : 

1 Jessie L.\ b. 8 May, 1888; 2 Maud M., b. 1889; d. 1890; 3 

Frederick C, b. 18 Nov., 1893; 4 Viola, b. 5 June, 1898; 

5 Phebe L., b. 8 Aug., 1899; 6 Geo. H., h. 9 Nov., 1903. 

ii Louisa C, b. 22 Sept., 1858; d. 1 Feb., 1901; m. Lewis A. Gribert 

of Brookfield, Mass. 
iii Lewis Hastings, b. 14 March, 1860; res. unm., Berkshire. 
iv George John, b. 21 Sept., 1864; m. Henrietta Cameron of Huron, 
So. Dakota; res. Alphena, So. Dakota. Ch.: 
1 Allen J." 

512 ALEXANDERS son of Silvanus« and Sarah (Rice) Brig- 
ham; born in Brookfield, Mass., 10 Nov., 1815; died there, 21 
Feb., 1891; married Olive Walker. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 

i Andrew A.S b. 3 May, 1841; m. M. E. F. Lakin; res. Brookfield. 
Ch., b. there: 

1 Jennie O.', b. 12 July, 1869; d. 2 Aug., 1900; m. H. C. 
Pond. Ch. (Pond) : Edna L.", b. 4 Sept., 1892. 

2 Charles A., b. 7 Dec, 1870; d. 13 Jan., 1871. 

3 Fred L., b. 23 Feb., 1881. 

4 Norman O., b. 9 March, 1886. 



390 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

513 SAMUEL^ son of SamueP and Polly (Wood) Brighara; 
born in Malone^ N. Y., 8 May., 1817; died Bainbridge, O., 5 Feb., 
1890; married Emily Ann Sweet, of Monroe County, N. Y. ; born 
28 March, 1820; died 10 January, 1879- He was a farmer, and 
moved to Bainbridge, Geauga County, O., in 1842. He was 
musical. 

Children, born in Bainbridge: 

755 i Benjamin Franklin*, b. 26 Aug., 1840. 

ii Martha R., b. 12 Nov., 1843; m. 24 Dec, 1865, Ira Fish of Auburn, 
O. Ch. (Fish): 
1 Mortimer SamueP, b. 20 Sept., 1869; m. Margaret Mayhew. 
Ch.: Hazer, b. 4 Dec, 1893. 
iii Helen E., b. 23 Sept., 1845; d. s. p., 25 Nov., 1865; m. 14 Feb., 

1865, Silvester Gilbert of Grand Travers, Mich. 
iv Emelus, b. 12 Dec, 1847; d. y. 

V Edith D., b. 14 June, 1849; m. Leander A. Elv of Bainbridge, 
O. Ch. (Ely): 

1 Ernest A.'>, b. 5 Dec, 1870; m. Alice Neal. 

2 Dell A., b. 2Q Dec, 1876; m. Lila Allhouse. 
vi Theron, b. 20 July, 1853; d. y. 

vii Emily Ann, b. 23 April, 1855; d. 12 June, 1898; m. Frank Rus- 
sell of Athens, Mich.; she was a singer of note, and while sing- 
ing in church the words of a chorus, " Goodbye, Goodbye," she 
fell forward and expired. Ch. (Russell): 

1 HersheP, b. 4 July, 1883. 

2 Avelda, b. 26 June, 1887. 

viii Elmer Adelbert, b. 20 July, 1860; m. 20 Oct., 1890, Etta Dean. 
He is musical, and res. in Willson's Mills, O. Ch.: 
1 Keston'. 

514 LUTHER^ son of NathanieP and Sarah (Mason) Brig- 
ham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 10 Oct., 1800; died in Boylston, 
Mass., 7 Nov., 1887; married (1) in 1826, Parmelia Barrie of 
Salem, Mass., who died 1 March, 1843, ae. 39; married (2) in 1854, 
Hulda P. Conant, who died 28 July, 1886, ae. 77- 

Children {by first wife) : 

756 . i Sarah Elizabeths b. 27 Sept., 1825. 

ii Martha Chamberlain, b. 18 Nov., 1828; in 1850 m. George Keyes 

of Worcester, and d. soon after, 
iii William Henry, d. y. 
iv William Henry, b. 29 Aug., 1832; m. 1876, Jennie M. Frary; res. 

s. p., Northampton. 

V Susan Emily, b. 15 Aug., 1834; d. 13 March, 1856. 

515 CALVIN^ son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Mason) Brig- 
ham; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 23 May, 1802; died 5 Aug., 
1866; married l6 Nov., 1830, Susan S., daughter of Ammi Wether- 
bee; born 3 Feb., 1811. He resided in Worcester, and kept a 
meat and provision market. Was one of the first councilmen when 
Worcester became a city. 




Lemuel Hawley Brigham, (536) 




SEVENTH GENERATION 391 

Child, born in Worcester: 

i George Albert', b. 15 Nov., 1847; m. 1 Nov., 1877, Susan Moore of 
Petersham, Mass.; res. in Worcester. Ch., b. there: 
1 Fred Clarence^, b. IS Sept., 1880; 2 Carrie Elizabeth, b. 3 Dec, 
1882; 3 Arthur E., b. 20 Oct., 1887. 

516 JOHN MASON^ son of NathanieP and Sarah (Mason) 
Brigham; born in Bolyston, Mass., 26 March, 1808; died 2 Jan., 
1892; married 31 Oct., 1844', Arminda, daughter of Josiah Still- 
man of Grafton, Mass., who died 5 Dec, 1894, ae. 77. He was 
in the provision business in Worcester. 

Children, b. in Worcester: 

i Sarah Mason% b. 12 July, 1845; res. unm., in Worcester, 
ii John Stillman, b. 12 May, 1847; d. 20 Feb., 1897; m. 26 June, 
1879, Nellie E. Spurr. He res. in Worcester, and was of the 
firm of " Logan, Swift & Brigham." Ch. b. in Worcester: 
1 Dwight Stillman^, b. 24 Aug., 1886. 

517 DEA. HENRY HARDING% son of NathanieP and Sarah 
(Mason) Brigham; born in Bolyston, Mass., 21 June, 1814; re- 
sided and died at Boylston, 19 June, 1888; married 1 Aug., 1837, 
Rebecca W., daughter of Benjamin Houghton; born 1814; died 
11 Oct., 1876. 

He was Justice of the Peace many years ; Representative in 
1848 for 2 years; deacon for 50 years; church treasurer and clerk 
and superintendent of- the Sunday-school ; town clerk for 40 years ; 
also selectman and assessor. 

Children, born in Boylston: 

i Henrietta MartynS b. 1 April, 1838; m. 8 Jan., 1861, John T. 
Andrews of Boylston. Ch. (Andrews), b. in Boylston: 

1 Florence Helen", b. 13 Oct., 1861; m. 22 Nov., 1882, George 
H. Lane of Worcester. Ch. (Lane): i Bertha A.", b. 17 
Oct., 1890; ii Penniman M., b. 17 Dec, 1895. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. 22 July, 1863; m. 25 Nov., 1891, Herbert 
H. French of Boylston. Ch. (French): Harold Brigham'% 
b. 7 Feb., 1894. 

3 Amelia Rebecca, b. 2 Oct., 1865; d. 12 Dec, 1865. 

4 Calvin Henry, b. 1 Jan., 1871; grad. of Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, 1893; teacher of Physics in High School in Wor- 
cester; m. 27 Aug., 1896, Martha E. Reed. 

ii Penniman Mason, b. 2 June, 1840; m. 6 May, 1862, Mary Amelia 
Wall of Ashland, Mass.; res. in Boylston; a selectman. Ch.: 
1 Fannie Josephine", h. 30 April, 1864; d. 29 Jan., 1865. 
iii Calvin Henry, b. 30 June, 1845; d. 20 July, 1865. 

518 JEROME RIPLEY^ son of David« and Elizabeth (Rip- 
ley) Brigham; born in Fitchburg, Mass., 21 July, 1825; died in 
Milwaukee, Wis., 31 Jan., 1897; married, 7 Oct., 1857. Mary 
Noyes, daughter of Edward Ilsley of /Portland, Me., who died 13 
Aug., 1894. 



392 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

He was graduated Amherst College, 1845; studied law; was 
appointed clerk of Superior Court, Wisconsin, upon the organi- 
zation of the State government in 1848. In 1851, he resigned and 
practiced law in Milwaukee, and was city attorney 1881 -'82; was 
in the Legislature 1887-'88; U. S. Appraiser of Merchandise at 
Milwaukee, 1871-77; on School Board; Board of Regents Union 
of Wisconsin; he was a writer for papers. 

Children, born in Milwaukee: 

i Bessie*, b. 14 July, 1858; m. 1881, Charles W. Badgley, merchant 

of Denver, Colo., where they res.; 3 boys and 1 girl, 
ii Charles Ilsley, b. 4 Feb., 1863; was grad., Univ. of Wisconsin, 

1885; res. a farmer, in Blue Mounds, Wis. 
iii Mary Ripley, b. 35 Sept., 1864. 
iv Ellen Deering, b. 12 July, 1866; d. 31 Aug., 1871. 
V Louise, b. 26 Sept., 1868; d. 2 Oct., 1869. 
vi Mabel, b. 23 June, 1871 ; d. 27 Sept., 1902, at B. M. 
vii Katherine, b. 8 April, 1876; ra. in Milwaukee, 29 Oct., 1902, Philip 
R. Fox. Ch. (Fox): 
1 Anna^, b. in Madison, Wis., 13 Jan., 1904. 

519 SILVESTER^ son of Joseph^ and Polly (Fullam) Brig- 
ham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 17 June, 1807; died in Neodesha, 
Kas., Jan., 1872; married, in Cleveland, O., (1) 7 June, 1840, 
Lucy Gunn, who died 17 Aug., 1841; married, in Keene N. H., 
(2) 10 May, 1842, Mary W. Bingham. 

He moved to Illinois in 1829 and walked from New Hampshire 
and back again; was in the Black Hawk War, and noted for cour- 
age and strength; a farmer and real /estate dealer and platted 
the town of Dover, 111. 

Children {by first wife), born in Dover: 

i Joseph*, b. 25 April, 1841; d. 17 July, 1841. 
ii Mary, twin to Joseph; d. 6 Sept., 1841. 
Children {by second wife), the elder born in Dover, the 4 younger in 
Cordova, III: 

757 iii Elijah, b. 14 March, 1843. 

iv Lucy, b. 26 Oct., 1844; m. (1) 13 Feb., 1868, Joseph Torpin, who 
d. in Fredonia, Kan., 1886, s. p.; m. (2) 21 April, 1887, Francis 
J. Moore of Fredonia. 

758 v George, b. 9 Oct., 1846. 

vi Adoniram Judson, b. 29 Aug., 1850; d. in Dufur, Or., 28 Nov., 
1903; m. 1 May, 1873, Louisa Snodgrass; mfr. of patent medi- 
cines; went to Wash. Ter., 1875; thence to Or., where a J. P.; 
an occasional preacher; res. Dufur. Ch. : 

1 Waldo P.\ b. 9 Feb., 1874. 

2 Grace May, b. 5 May, 1889. 

vii Joseph Webb (Rev.), b. 11 Sept., 1852; m. 3 Aug., 1881, Lizzie 
Florence Gunn; res. s. p., Dorchester, Mass., where several years 
pastor of Baptist Church; was grad. Univ. of Kan. and Theol. 
Sem., Newton, Mass. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 393 

viii Mary E., b. 10 Oct., 1854; m. 4 Dec, 1875, Stephen A. Taylor; 
res. Denver, Colo. Ch. (Taylor) : 
1 Cora E.", b. 15 Oct., 1876; 2 Ethel F., b. 1 Dec, 1880; 3 Lil- 
lian I., b. 11 Nov., 1882; 4 Mabel E., b. 24 Sept., 1884; 5 
Stephen C, b. 11 June, 1887; 6 Clarence E., b. 29 March, 1891; 
7 Ruth B., b. 29 Jan., 1893. 
ix Rufus, b. 20 Feb., 1856; d. 10 May, 1856. 

X Charles S., b. 20 May, 1858; d. Kansas City, Mo., 11 Oct., 1903; 
m. in Neodosha, Kan., 13 March, 1881, Larue Woodard, b. in 
Lawrence, Kan., 9 Aug., 1858; at age of 18 he took up the home 
farm duties because of the death of father; res. a banker, 
Fredonia, Kan.; 2 terms dist. clerk of Wilson Co., Kan. Ch.: 
1 Grace*, b. 29 May, 1882; 2 Mary, b. 9 Jan., 1884; 3 Ma/ud, 
b. 6 Nov., 1887; 4 Nellie, b. 22 Oct., 1893; d. 22 Dec, 1894. 
xi Hattie E., b. 6 Nov., 1860; m. 25 Dec, 1883, Thomas Owen of 
Neodosha, Kan., b. 3 June, 1860; d. there, 1 Nov., 1887. Ch. 
(Owen) : 
1 Bertha*, b. in Neodosha, 8 March, 1885. 



520 JOSEPH H.^ son of Capt. Joseph^ and Polly (Fullam) 
Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 31 Jan., 1823; married (1) 
29 Feb., 1848, Jane E., daughter of Aaron Mercer, born in Ohio, 
22 Jan., 1830; died 21 June, 1871; married (2) 1 Jan., 1873, Car- 
rie A., daughter of John Dunbar, born in Pennsylvania, 21 April, 
1841. He resides a farmer in Dover, 111.; has held county offices. 

Children {by first wife), born in Dover: 

i Elisha^ b. 12 Oct., 1849; d. 12 Sept., 1850. 
ii Harriet, b. 29 June, 1851; d. 1 Aug., 1890; m. 29 June, 1875, 

Michael Hoover of Princeton, 111. 
iii Silvester, b. 10 Sept., 1853; grad. Princeton Univ., 1876; a 

grain buyer, res. Princeton, 111. 
iv Sarah E., b. 6 Nov., 1855; m. 22 Feb., 1883, William Kissick 
of Dover; res. Ohio, 111. Ch. (Kissick): 
1 Joseph*, b. 8 Nov., 1885; 2 Edna, b. 19 Oct., 1888; d. 1 July, 
1891; 3 Lottie, b. 12 Sept., 1890; 4 Pearl, b. 6 Oct., 1892; 5 
Earl, twin to Pearl. 
V Mary, b. 6 Sept., 1858; d. 6 Sept., 1890; m. 25 Dec, 1887, Galen 

Belden of Quincy, Kan. 
vi Joseph, b. 16 Jan., 1861 ; a farmer in Dover, 
vii Eliza, b. 11 Oct., 1864; m. 25 Dec, 1887, Joseph Bartley; res. 

Wellington, Kan. 
viii John, b. 9 Nov., 1866; d. 18 Oct., 1890; a farmer in Dover. 
Children (by second wife), born in Dover: 

ix Curtis Dunbar, b. 15 June, 1874; m. in Princeton, 111., 1 Jan., 
1901, Edith W., dau. of Arthur, Jr., and Elizabeth (Hughes) 
Bryant (a great-niece of William Cullen Bryant) ; b. in Prince- 
ton, 1 Dec, 1878. He matriculated in Northwestern Univ., in 
1894, but did not graduate; res. in Edna, Kan. Ch.: 

1 Arthur Bryant*, b. in Waterloo, la., 11 Feb., 1902, 

2 Charles Joseph, b. in Edna, 7 Dec, 1903. 
X Charles, b. 12 Aug., 1877; res. Waterloo, la. 



394 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

521 ELIJAH PARKMAN^ son of Major Elijah^ and Nancy 
(Fisher) Brigham; born in Westboro^ Mass., 13 Jan., 1807; died 
19 Nov., 1870; married 5 June, 1831, Mary Ann Williams of 
Charlestown, Mass. 

Children, born in Westhoro: 

i Charles Parkman^ b. 20 Jan., 1832; d. in Nebraska, May, 1896; 

m. (1) 1855, Hannah Durant; m. (2) Anderson; m. 

(3) 1884, Rhoda Larkin. Ch.: 

1 Mary Louise^, b. 1856; d. 1857; 2 William E.; 3 Mary Ann; 
4 Nora Dell; 5 Susan; 6 Elijah Parkman. 
ii Susan Walter, b. 29 June, 1836; d. 20 Oct., 1899; m. 12 March, 
1857, Samuel D. Nye of Barre, Mass. Ch. (Nye), b. in Barre: 

1 Walter Brighanf, b. 11 Feb., 1862. 

2 Mary Eggleston, b. 9 March, 1867; d. 21 May, 1869. 

3 Henry Pearson, b. 26 May, 1870. 

4 Susie C, b. 28 Oct., 1876; d. 28 Aug., 1877. 

5 Arthur Eggleston, b. 7 Nov., 1878. 

iii Mary Angeline, b. 24 April, 1841 ; m. 1 Dec, 1864, Linus E. 
Pearson of Charlestown, Mass. Ch. (Pearson) : 

1 Barnard Bailey", b. 2 July, 1867. 

2 Ruth Nye, b. 8 March, 1871. 

3 Francis Everett, b. 15 Oct., 1877. 

iv Caroline Emmons, b. 9 July, 1844; d. 24 Aug., 1871. 
V Charlotte Adelaide, b. 27 July, 1850; d. 24 July, 1851. 

522 SUSAN AUGUSTA^ daughter of NathanieP and Dolly 
(Ball) Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 5 Jan., 1813; died in 
Dorchester, Mass., 13 June, 1896; married, 25 Oct., 1837, Lewis, 
son of William and Lois (Munroe) Rice, and grand-son of 86; 
born in Northboro, 23 Nov., 1809; died in Boston, Mass., 16 March, 
1877. He was proprietor of the American House in Boston from 
1835-1877. 

Children (Rice), born in Boston: 

i Lewis Frederick^ b. 17 May, 1839; m. 25 Oct., 1867, Caroline Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Charles Draper and Hannah Bullard (Fisher) 
Ellis; born in St. Louis, Mo., 8 Jan., 1842. He was grad. from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., C. E. Served during the Civil War 
from Jan., 1862-Oct., 1865 as Lieut., Capt., and Major of 31st 
Mass. Vols. Practiced as C. E. from 1859-1861 and from 1866- 
1871 ; also as Architect and C. E. from 1871 to present time. 
Since 1890, Asst. Engineer and Consulting Architect for the 
American Bell Telephone Co. in Boston; res. Brookline, Mass. 
Ch.: 

1 Lewis', b. in Dorchester, 15 Aug., 1868; d. unm., in Brookline, 
Mass., 2 April, 1899, of typhoid fever; he was a dealer in rail- 
way and electrical suppUes, in Philadelphia. 

2 Frederick Ellis, b. 7 Sept., 1880, in Brookline; was grad. 
Harvard Coll. in 1903. 

ii Augusta Maria, b. 26 Dec, 1841 ; d. 18 Aug., 1869. 
iii Henry Brigham, b. 21 July, 1843; d. unm., in Norwood, Mass., 8 
Sept., 1903. He was grad. from Walpole High School, 1857; 





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SEVENTH GENERATION 395 

English High School, Boston, 1860; received Franklin Medal, 
1860; took a year's course in Comparative Zoology, Lawrence 
Scientific School, Harvard Univ., 1860-61, under Prof. Louis 
Agassiz. Visited Europe in 1863. Was in partnership with father 
as proprietor of American House, Boston, 1868-74; sole proprietor, 
1874-1881 ; Prest. and Gen. Manager of The American Postal 
Machines Co., 1888-1893; M. V. M., 1861-1899, retiring with rank 
of Major. He belonged to 10 of the leading Boston clubs. He 
was a 32d deg. Mason, 
iv Ella Frances, b. 3 April, 1849; d. 25 Aug., 1876, s. p.; m. 6 July, 
1870, Winslow Herrick, 

523 DOLLY ANN^ daughter of NathanieP and Dolly (Ball) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 28 Feb., 1814; died in Spencer, 
Mass., 2 June, 1898; married, 1 Feb., 1842, Lewis Bemis; born 6 
Nov., 1797; died 8 Nov., 1856. They resided in Spencer. 

Children (Bemis), born in Spencer: 

1 Abbie Maria^ b. 29 May, 1843; d. 20 Aug., 1843. 
11 Charles Brigham, b. 3 Aug., 1845; d. 8 Aug., 1846. 
iii Annie Hudson, b. 17 June, 1847; d. in Spencer, 31 Aug., 1899; 
m. 25 Jan., 1871, Charles A. Bemis, b. May, 1838. Ch. (Bemis): 

1 Lewis Tyler', b. 26 June, 1874. 

2 Mary Brigham, b. 21 Aug., 1876; m. J. Bennett Porter. 

3 Emma Augusta, b. Sept., 1880. 

iv Emma Augusta, b. 13 June, 1852; d. 3 July, 1860. 

524 ELIJAH WINSLOW', son of Nathaniel and Dolly (Ball) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 18 July, 1816; died in Wal- 
tham, Mass., 22 July, 1900; married, 4 Dec, I860, Ella R., daugh- 
ter of William LefFerman; born in Baltimore, Md., 11 Dec, 1840. 
He resided in Waltham and was in the Insurance business in Boston. 

Children, the eldest and youngest born in Northboro : 

i Florence LefFerman', b. 3 Sept., 1861; m. , George H., 

son of Edwin Bowker of Waltham. Ch. (Bowker) : 

1 Charlotte^, b. 22 Aug., 1885. 

2 Edwin, b. 7 Nov., 1890. 

ii Frank Winslow, b. in New York, 26 June, 1863; in business in 

Boston; res. unm., in Waltham. 
iii Ella Maria, b. 10 Dec, 1864. 

525 CATHERINE BALL^ daughter of Nathaniel and Dolly 
(Ball) Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 8 Sept., 1818; married, 
8 Oct., 1839, George Gill, son of Gill and Sabra (Wood) Valentine; 
born in Northboro, 12 Feb., 1815; died there, 24 Feb., 1869- He 
was a selectman, assessor and postmaster in Northboro. 

Children (Valentine), born in Northboro : 

i George Lewis', b. 13 Mar, 1841 ; d. 7 Oct., 1848. 
ii Helen Maria, b. 7 May, 1846; d. s. p., 4 June, 1891; m. 25 March, 
1873, Orrin M. Robinson of Westboro. 



396 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

iii Sarah EHzabeth, b. 4 Dec, 1850; m. 30 April, 18T4, Georffe E 

Goodrich of Westboro, s. p. 
iv Harriet Dolly, b. 19 Oct., 1853; m. 25 June, 1890, Lewis F 

Stratton of Northboro; s. p. 

526 ANNA ALLEN% daughter of MichaeP and Polly (Tyler) 
Brigham; born in Brookfield, Mass., Q Dec, 1797; married 21 
:Sept., 1819, John Gould, a farmer, born 17 Jan., 1789. Resided 
Ware, Mass. 

Children (Oould), horn in Ware: 

i Marias b. 25 May, 1820; d. 12 Nov., 1855. 
ii William Bowdoin, b. 12 Jan., 1822. 
iii David, b. 4 Feb., 1824; res. in Ware, 
iv Minerva, b. 13 March, 1826; (d.). 
V Minerva, b. 5 July, 1827. 

vi John Brigham, b. 12 June, 1829; res. Ware; living, 1905 
vii Daniel, b. 19 June, 1831; res. Springfield; living, 1905 
vni Mary Ann, b. 13 June, 1833; m. Erskine Pease of Indian Orchard, 
Mass. Ch. (Pease), b. in Indian Orchard: 
1 Minerva Eliza', h. 31 Jan., 1865; m. 18 April, 1888, Andrew 

J. Miller of Easthampton, Mass., b. 10 May, 1866. 
^ ~ ' m. Frank M. Clark; res. Indian Orchard. 

3 Erskine Kibbe, b. 7 July, 1869; d. 27 May, 1902. 

4 Rosa Bella, b. 25 Nov., 1872; res. unm., in Indian Orchard. 
IX James H., b. 27 May, 1835. 

X Eliza, b. 8 March, 1838. 
xi Joseph B., b. 2 Sept., 1841. 

527 LORING W^, son of MichaeP and Polly (Tyler) Brig- 
ham; born in North Brookfield, Mass., 30 Oct., 1799; married 7 
Oct., 1821, Maria H. Wiswell; born 17 Aug., 1799. He was a 
farmer and mason and resided in Ware, Mass. 

Children : 

i ElbridgeS b. 12 March, 1824; m. Mary B. Joslyn; res. Spring- 
field, Mass. Ch.: J ^ f i^ 
1 James /.»; 2 Frank L. 
ii Mary M., b. 14 April, 1826; res. Ware, 
iii Caroline M., b. 2 March, 1828; d. 4 June, 1858; m. Robert B. 

Moores. 
iv Sarah Jane, b. 12 Aug., 1830; d. 11 Dec, 1832. 
V Abby B., b. 22 Dec, 1832; m. Charles L. Chapin, who res. a 

merchant, Warren, Mass. 
vi Emily J., b. 22 Feb., 1836; res. Warren, 
vii Theodora C, b. 17 Sept., 1838. 
ix Addie A., b. 6 Feb., 1841. 

528 SAMUEL SUMNER^ son of Eli« and Mary (Harring- 
ton) Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 30 Oct., 1803; died there, 
13 Jan., 1883; married 2 April, 1835, Mary Powers; born 4 July, 
1812; died 18 Dec, 1895. Resided in Bakersfield. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 397 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 
759 i William Oakley% b. 16 May, 1836. 

ii Julia S., b. 27 April, 1839; m. Ahiva Beach of Keeseville, N. Y., 

30 Sept., 1837; they both d. s. p., in Feb., 1886. 
iii Mary E., b. 24 April, 1844; m. 27 Aug., 1867, W. N. Phelps of 
So. Hero, Vt.; res. East Albany, Vt. Ch. (Phelps): 

1 Harold Brigham^, b. 13 Aug., 1875. 

2 Oeorge Hopkins, b. 14 April, 1882. 

3 Henry Wheeler, b. 2 Dec, 1883. 

iv Laura E., b. 8 Oct., 1848; m. 29 Oct., 1874, H. E. Rustedt of 
Richford, Vt. Ch. (Rustedt): 

1 Marian Brigham", b. 4 June, 1877; grad. Univ. of Vt., 1898; 
Ph. B., B. K. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 1880; 2 years in Univ. of Vt. 

3 Henry Frederick, b. 31 Dec, 1885. 

529 SOPHIA^ daughter of Eli*^ and Mary (Harrington) Brig- 
ham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 29 Sept., 1806; died 19 Nov., 1898; 
married, 15 Jan., 1837; Niles Bushnell of Keesville, N. Y. 

Children (Bushnell), born in Keeseville: 

1 Orpha Sophia', b. 25 Oct., 1837; d. 29 Sept., 1893; m. 25 July, 

1858, Richmond B. Marsh, 
ii Mary Amanda, b. 10 Nov., 1839; m. 15 Sept., 1868, Matthew A. 
Thomas; res. Keeseville. Ch. (Thomas): 
1 Annie B.\ b. 1873. 
iii Salome, b. 4 Aug., 1842; m. 19 Nov., 1867, Henry M. Mould. 
Ch. (Mould): 
1 Fred W.', b. in K., 1868. 
iv Emeline, b. 1 July, 1845; res. Keeseville. 

530 ELI WHITNEY^ son of Eli« and Mary (Harrington) 
Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 22 Jan., 1810; died in Hebron, 
111., 10 Aug., 1885; married in Dundee, 111., 20 Nov., 18 12, Mary 
D. CoUson, born in Cheshire, Mass., l6 July, 1810; died in Hebron, 
28 March, 1891- He was a farmer; moved to Napersville, 111., 
in 1833; thence to Hebron, 111., in 1836, where was the first white 
settler. 

Children, born in Hebron: 

i Charles MorrisS b. 7 Aug., 1845; d. in Hebron, 23 July, 1894; 
m. 13 Oct., 1869, Fannie Campbell. Ch., b. in Hebron: 

1 Bertha B.\ b. 7 Aug., 1870; m. (1) 19 Nov., 1890, Loring O. 
Weeks of Richmond, 111.; m. (2) 1899, M. M. Stone of 
Richmond, 111. Ch. (Weeks): i Grace E.'"; ii Bernice, d. y.; 
ch. (Stone) : iii Helen M. 

2 Florence E., b. 22 Aug., 1872. 

3 Grace C, b. 17 Sept., 1875; m. 27 April, 1898, Edgar F. 
Swan of Libertyville, 111. Ch. (Swan): Morris Edgar", b. 
7 June, 1905. 

4 Whitney E., b. 9 Feb., 1878; m. 20 Feb., 1901, Clara Libbey 
of Hebron. Ch.: i Shirley F.", b. 24 Dec, 1901; ii Joyce, b. 
10 Aug., 1903; iii Jean, b. 19 June, 1905. 



398 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

ii Mary A., b. 1 Oct., 1847; res. unm., in Hebron, 
iii Eliza S., b. 23 Jan., 1850; d. in Running Creek, Colo., 24 Oct., 
1874; m. 7 Nov., 1872, Jefferson A. Bailey of Alden, 111. Ch. 
(Bailey), b. near Denver, Colo.: 

1 Charles W.^, b. 20 Oct., 1874; was grad. Med. Coll., Chicago, 
1900; m. 3 Nov., 1904, Josephine Ida Groesbeck, b. in Alden, 111., 
7 Nov., 1874; res. Hebron. 

531 HUBBARD^ son of Eli*' and Mary (Harrington) Brig- 
ham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 28 June, 1815; died in Minneapolis, 
Minn., 26 Dec, 1898; married 31 Jan., 1850, Mary B. Whiting. 
He resided in Boston. 

Children : 

i Mary A.*, b. 7 June, 1851; m. 1 Oct., 1873, in Boston, Samuel 
Mortimer Rich of Minneapolis. Ch. (Rich), the elder b. in 
Boston, the 2 younger in Minneapolis: 

1 Mortimer Brigham^, b. 11 July, 1874; m. 9 Nov., 1902, Halle 
Johnson of Minneapolis; he is a builder in M. Ch.: Dorothy 
M., b. 26 March, 1904. 

2 John Hubbard, b. 5 March, 1876; an artist, and res. Boston. 

3 Henry L., d. y. 

4 Kenneth Whitney, b. 27 May, 1889. 

5 Harold Hunter, b. 21 June, 1890; d. Jan., 1891. 

ii Hubbard, b. 16 Aug., 1853; res. unm., in Cortez, Colo. 

532 HOLLOWAY TAYLOR^ son of Jonas*' and Eunice (Bil- 
lings) Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 4 Nov., 1807; moved to 
St. Cloud, Minn., where died 9 Dec., 1894; married 8 June, 1839, 
Eunice, daughter of Ira Fay, of Bakersfield; born 23 April, 1817; 
resided in 1904 in St. Cloud with her son Dr. George Brigham. 

Children, horn in Bakersfield: 

i EUenS b. 18 June, 1841; m. J. W. Wood; res. Hutchinson, Kan. 
760 ii George Stannard, b. 16 June, 1845. 
iii Edward, b. 30 May, 1857. 

533 ERASTUS OAKLEY^ son of Jonas« and Eunice (Bil- 
lings) Brigham, born in Bakersfield, Vt., 11 Nov., 1809; died in 
Brigham, Quebec, 18 April, 1878; married Bridget O'Brien. 

He was a merchant and manufacturer. It was his enterprise 
which founded the village of Brigham, Que., which was named for 
him. He was one of the organizers of the Eastern Township 
Bank and a director of the same. The Southeastern Railway was 
also organized in part by Mr. Brigham, and was afterward acquired 
by the Canadian Pacific Railway. He gave the right of way over 
his property to the Southeastern Ry. and built the station and 
freight house. He owned a large tannery and store in Brigham, 
and built the Congregational church and parsonage, and gave them 
together with the burial ground, to that society, and also provided 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 399 

for the maintenance of the property after his decease. He is in- 
terred in this cemetery with his wife. After the death of his 
widow, his residence was converted into a grammar school for boys. 
Mr. Brigham had a brilliant mind and unusual gifts. 

Child: 

i Byron Oakley', b. in St. Albans, Vt., 13 May, 1837; m. 23 March, 
1864, Helen S. Bell, b. in Akron, O., 26 April, 1839. He is a 
business man in Toledo, O. Ch.: 
1 Zella BeW, b. in Clyde, O., 14 Dec, 1867; m. 10 May, 1890, 
Otto Sand, b. in Berlin, Prussia, 2 Dec, 1858. She is an accom- 
plished violinist of unusual powers. 

534 MOSES BARTLETT^ son of Jonas*' and Eunice (Bil- 
lings) Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 18 Sept., 1823: died in 
Somerville, Mass., 14 March, 1900; married in 1850, Almira 
Elizabeth, daughter of James and Weltha (Piper) Fillebrown; 
born in Cavendish, Vt., 20 Dec, 1833; died in Somerville, 17 Jan., 
1900. He was early in the produce business and for 40 years an 
agent of the National Life Insurance Co. of Vermont; resided in 
Boston, but moved to Somerville in 1868. 

Child, horn in Boston: 
761 i William Erastus', b. 16 Feb., 1865. 

535 JEWETT BOARDMAN^ son of Jonas" and Eunice (Bil- 
lings) Brigham; born in Bakersfield, Vt., 25 Aug., 1826; died 19 
(or 22) Oct., 1890; married Julia R., daughter of Nathan and 
Alma (Fay) Fuller; born in Bakersfield, 1833; died 14 Jan., 1875. 
Resided in Boston and Ute, la. 

Children, horn in Boston, except the second h. Bakersfield: 
1 Frank Lawson', b. 14 Jan., 1853; res. unm., Ute, la. 
ii Flora Adelia, b. 17 June, 1857; d. Jan., 1888; m. Jan., 1884, 
Cyrus M. Smith, M. D.; res. Ute, la. Ch. (Smith): 

1 Mabel A.', b. 19 May, 1885; d. July, 1887. 

2 Daisy, b. 31 Dec, 1886. 

ili Florence Mabel, b. 10 April, 1866; m. 22 Oct., 1891, WUUam 
Thomas Wright, M. D.; grad. A. B., Kenyon College; M. D., 
Mich. Univ.; P. B. K.; B. T. P. Ch. (Wright): 
1 Winifred W*, b. 1 Sept., 1892; 2 Alma L., b. 20 July, 1894; 3 
Alice E., b. 1 Oct., 1896. 

536 LEMUEL HAWLEY% son of Dr. Luther" and Eunice 
(Hawley) Brigham; born in St. Albans, Vt., 17 Aug., 1816; died 
in Palmer, Mass., 6 May, 1896; married (1) 22 Sept., 1836, Lu- 
cinda Denison, daughter of Asa and Mary (French) Bamford, 
of Lowell, Mass., born 22 Sept., 1820; died 14 Dec, 1856; mar- 
ried (2) 30 June, 1870, Mrs. Maria J., daughter of Hezekiah Root 
and widow of W. L. Ray, born in Ludlow, Mass., 21 Oct., 1832; 
died 16 April, 1889. 



400 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Mr. Brigham was a manufacturer. He was connected with the 
Dwight Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Mass., as superin- 
tendent for 32 years, and in 1868 went to Ludlow, where he was 
ly years agent for the Ludlow Manufacturing Company. He re- 
tired from business in 1887, when he went to Springfield, Mass., 
and bought a residence, but in 1890 he went to Palmer to live 
with his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Ball. He was a 32d degree ^lason, 
a member of the Springfield commandery, Knights Templar, and 
was a director in the Masonic Mutual Insurance company for many 
years. His affiliations were with the Universalist denomination 
and he was an ardent abolitionist. During his residence in Ludlow 
he made every interest of the place his own, and the history of the 
town, at that time, was largely a history of Mr. Brigham. Brigham 
Lodge of Ludlow is named for him. The male line is extinct. 

Children (by first wife), the 4 elder born in Chicopee: 

i L. Mina', b. 26 Sept., 1837; m. 7 Aug., 1860, John Shepard, 
son of Samuel Aitcheson, b. in Hartford, Conn., in 1836; d. in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 Oct., 1872; was 1st Lieut. 27th Mass. Vols., 
Civil War; Provost Marshal in Washington, N. C, under Gen. 
Burnsides. Mrs. Aitcheson res. in Mechanicsville, N. Y. Ch. 
(Aitcheson) : 

1 Thomas Brigham', b. 1865; res. Schuylerville, N. Y.; m. 12 
March, 1889, Bertha, dau. Stephen Jaquith of Hinsdale, N. H. 
Ch.: John S.^», b. 1890. 

2 Grace Bam ford, b. 19 Feb., 1870; m. 2 July, 1891, Adelbert 
J. Harvey, b. 7 Jan., 1855; res. Mechanicsville, N. Y. Ch. 
(Harvey): i Lillian'"; ii Hawley Brigham. 

ii Lemuel Warren, b. 18 Sept., 1839; d. s. p., 18 Sept., 1875; m. 
Ellen F. Dudley, who d. 1891 ; was an accountant in New York 
and Chicopee. 
iii Ellen lone, b. 9 July, 1844; d. in 1895; m. 2 Dec, 1869, Charles 
Frederick, son of Ephraim Howard, b. in Chicopee, 17 Jan., 
1840. Ch. (Howard): 

1 Lucinda Carolyn', b. 20 April, 1870, 

2 Lemuel Frederick, b. 4 July, 1873. 

iv Ada Iretta, b. 3 Dec, 1846; m. 2 Dec, 1869, Edwin Pliny, son of 
William Ball, b. in Chicopee, 6 Jan., 1846. Ch. (Ball), b. in 
Chicopee : 
1 Mina Linda', b. 14 Sept., 1870; 2 Gertrude Ada, b. 14 Sept., 
1872; 3 Edwin Brigham, b. 22 Dec, 1876; 4 Sarah Walker, 
b. 18 July, 1883. 
V Mary Eva, b. 5 May, 1852; d. 26 Aug., 1852. 

vi Linda Hawley, b. 6 Oct., 1856; res. Mechanicsville, N. Y., Miss 
Brigham lectures on Art, and English and European literature. 
Child (by second wife), born in Ludlow: 
vii Arthur, b. 1 July, 1872; d. 28 Aug., 1872. 

537 LUTHER AYERS% son of Dr. Luther*' and Betsey 
(Ayers) Brigham; born in Ware, Mass., 7 Oct., 1832; died in 
Colrain, Mass., (Elm Grove), 10 Aug., 1895; married (1) Jo- 
sephine Chapin, born 5 Oct., 1837; died 3 Sept., 1862; married 



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(2) 28 P'eb., 1865, Helen Juliette, daughter of Jabez and Mary 
(Boardman) Temple, born in Whitingham, Vt., 6 Oct., 1843. She 
is a talented public speaker. In Spiritualist circles she is known 
as an " inspirational " speaker, improvising poems, on such occa- 
sions, on any given subject. She is also musical. 

Mr. Brigham, in early life was a machinist in Chicopee but in 
1854 he bought the estate at Elm Grove, Mass., where he after- 
ward lived, and where he carried on farming. He was musical, 
the leader of the Brigade Band of Spingfield, Mass. His instru- 
ment was the " Kent " bugle, later changed to the cornet, when 
they first came into use. He was a man of genial nature and gen- 
erous disposition. 

Child (by first wife), born in Chicopee: 

i Josie C.\ b. 14 July, 1862; d. 1 Oct., 1863. 
Child (by second wife), born in Elm Grove: 
762 ii Clarence Lincoln, b. 6 April, 1866. 

538 HON. WALDO", son of Asa** and Sally (Hardy) Brig- 
ham, born in Bakersfield, Vt., 10 June, 1829; died in Hyde Park, 
Vt., 2 April, 1900; married Nov., 1858, Lucia Ellen, daughter of 
Lucius H. and Diadamia (Smalley) Noyes, born in Hyde Park, 
25 March, 1837- 

Mr. Brigham was graduated A. M., University of Vermont in 
1854; admitted to the Lamoille Co. bar in 1857; practiced five 
years in Bakersfield, then formed the law partnership of Brigham 
& Waterman, later Brigham & INIcFarland in Hyde Park, where 
he continued to reside and practice. He served in the Legislature 
of Vermont in 1867 and 1868 and was a leading spirit in securing 
the charter for the Lamoille Valley Div. of the Portland & Ogdens- 
burg R. R. Was the first president of the Lamoille Valley R. R. 
continuing in this position for 10 years. Was prominent in the 
Democratic party in Vermont, and candidate for Lieut. Gov., U. 
S. Senator, etc. He was president of the Lamoille Central Aca- 
demy for 25 years; vice-president of the Vermont Bar Assn., and 
trustee of the University of Vermont from 1875-'81. 

Children, born in Hyde Park: 

i Julia', b. 23 Aug., 1860; m. 22 Dec, 1881, Henry M., son of 
Moses McFarland, b. 5 Aug., 1852; lawj^er in Hyde Park; was 
grad. Univ. of Vt., A.B., 1878; admitted to Lamoille County Bar, 
1881; was partner with father-in-law; vice-prest. Lamoille Co. Sav- 
ings Bank & Trust Co. and Lamoille Co. Nat. Bank; secy Civil & 
Military Affairs of Vt., 1890-92; G. M., I. O. O. F. of Vt.., 
1897-98. Ch. (McFarland), b. Hyde Park: 
1 Helen Marion^, b. 27 Nov., 1885; 2 Grace Brigham, b. 24 Sept., 
1888; 3 Brigham Wheeler, b. 5 April, 1891. 
ii Mary, b. 21 June, 1870; m. 28 Aug., 1895, James, eldest son of 
Matthew H. Buckham, Prest. Univ. of Vt. She was grad. L'niv. 



402 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

of Vt., 1893; he is author of Where Town and Country Meet, 
and several volumes of verse; res. Melrose, Mass. Ch. (Buck- 
ham) : 

1 Barbara^ b. 18 Feb., 1898; d. 9 Sept., 1898. 

2 Waldo Brigham, b. 14 Jan., 1900. 

iii Blanche, b. 15 Aug., 1875; was grad. Univ. of Vt., 1697; was 
preceptress of Lamoille Academy, Hyde Park, and is (1906) 
preceptress of High School in Dallas, O. 

539 *ROBERT BRECK^ son of Cheney^ and Elizabeth (Brig- 
ham) Brigham", born in Bakersfield, Vt., 1 Nov., 1826; died in 
Boston, s. p., 2 Jan., IQOO; married 17 Nov., 1870, in Boston, 
Frances Gertrude Brigham^, daughter of 342. 

An ambitious student at the academy in Bakersfield, he went to 
Boston at the age of 1 6 to earn money to complete his studies, but, on 
a suggestion of his former schoolmaster, contiilued in the restaurant 
business, in the employ of his uncle, the noted Peter Bent Brig- 
ham, corner Court and Hanover Streets, remaining ten years. He 
then opened a restaurant of his own farther down on Court Street, 
which he conducted successfully until ill health compelled him to 
sell out and go to Florida. Returning in I860, he bought the 
estate and established " Brigham's " restaurant at 642 Washington 
Street, Boston, tearing down old buildings and building " Brig- 
ham's Hotel" in the rear about 1882. 

This historic spot in 1635 was apportioned for a house and gar- 
den to Garrett Bourne, who built in 1636 and set out a number of 
elm trees. One he transplanted in 1646 a little northwest of his 
house. The house was transformed into a tavern and in 1760 was 
the meeting place of the " Sons of Liberty." Here the first pub- 
lic act of resistance to British authority occurred, 14 Aug., 1765, 
when the t^g,j of Andrew Oliver, the stamp officer, was hung from 
the branches of the transplanted tree; the old elm thus becoming 
known as the Liberty Tree and the location as Liberty Hall. The 
tree was cut down by the Tories in August, 1775; at the close of 
the Revolution a liberty pole was erected on its stump. In 182S-'24 
the four-story brick Lafayette Hotel, built and kept by Ralph 
Haskins, replaced the old tavern; and it was from what is now 
Brigham's hotel that a beautiful young girl, with a silk sash of 
red, white and blue draped across her shoulders, presented the 
Marquis de Lafayette with his first refreshment upon entering the 

* Rev. Robert Breck, son of Captain John Brack of Dorchester, was born 7 
Dec, 1682, Harvard 1700, was settled at Marlboro 25 Oct., 1704. He was of 
great natural powers and had remarkable skill in the learned languages (reading 
from the Hebrew Bible at family prayers). He m. 8 Sept., 1707, Elizabeth Wain- 
wright of Haverhill. His dau. Sarah m. Dr. Benjamin Gott of Marlboro and her 
dau., Sarah Breck Gott, m. Lieut. Uriah Brigham, great-grandfather of Robert 
B. Brigham. Hannah Breck, another daughter, married Rev. Ebenezer Parkman 
of Westboro, and was an ancestor of the Drs. Parkman of Boston and of two 
Brigham lines. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 403 

new City of Boston, a glass of wine, in 1824. Soon after, the 
hotel was secured by Asa de Costa, who managed it for a long 
time. William F. Bacon was its proprietor in I860, when he was 
succeeded by Mr. Brigham, who lived there uninterruptedly until 
his death, although he sold the business to Bush & Willey in 1891- 
Soon after his occupancy and against the remonstrance of many 
friends Mr. Brigham, as a matter of principle, abolished the open 
bar maintained by his predecessor and enforced the custom, which 
afterward became the law of the Commonwealth, of serving liquors 
only at tables with food. 

Mr. Brigham was one of the first to appreciate the movement of 
business toward the " South End " of Boston and at his death owned 
real property to the value of $3,000,000, all within a mile of his 
hotel. His purchases included (12 June, 1883) the "Meeting 
House in Hollis Street" (Unitarian), which Mr. Brigham trans- 
formed in 1885 into the Hollis Street Theatre, the leading play- 
house of Boston. The new Globe Theatre also forms part of the 
Brigham estate. 

In business life he was shrewd, honorable and reserved, but 
he was naturally of a lively, cheerful disposition and he was 
charitable in many quiet ways. His innate generosity will reach 
its full fruition in the Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables. 
(See Appendix.) He is buried in Bakersfield. 

540 LEANDER D^, son of Edward® Brigham, (mother's 
name unknown); born in Milton, Vt., 16 Oct., 1820; died West- 
ford, Vt., March, 1859; married 29 Feb., 1844, Eliza Bates of 
Westford. 

Children : 

i Edgar Pa^kis^ b. 1845; m. 1866, Hannah Chadwick; res. St. 

Johnsbury, Vt., where a farmer; has several ch. 
ii (Dr.) Charles Orson, b. 23 Dec, 1847; was grad. Univ. of Vt., 
1886; res. Pittsford and Rutland, Vt.; went to Alaska gold 
fields, where d. Dec., 1898; m. 35 April, 1876, Sarah A. Bishop 
of Westford, who res., his widow, in Rutland, Vt. Ch.: 
1 Lynn BJ', b. in W., 15 Jan., 1877; in business in Rutland, 
iii Orilla Laura, twin to Charles; m. D. D. Hall of Pittsford, 
Vt. Ch. (Hall): 
1 Lillie*; 2 Mary; 3 Louise; 4 Mabel. 
iv Mary Eliza, b. Aug., 1850; m. Geo, D. Bates of Pittsford. Ch. 
(Bates) : 

1 Douglas"; 2 Katherine. 
V Edward Leander, b. in Ottawa, Can., 8 Dec., 1852; m. 7 Dec., 
1876, Sabina Elizabeth Thompson, b. 8 Dec, 1851, in Kane Co., 
111.; res. a farmer, in 1904, Lamont, la. Ch., b. in Lamont: 

1 Guy A.", b. 25 March, 1879. 

2 Grace M., b. 15 March, 1881. 

3 Leon Edward, b. 25 Feb., 1883. 



404 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

4 Roy Oscar, b. 9 April, 1885. 

5 Robin Henry, b. 16 June, 1887. 

6 George Leslie, b. 4 June, 1889. 

7 Earl Eugene, b. 24 June, 1892. 

8 Dorr Douglas, h. 24 Sept., 1896. 

541 ADDINGTON MUNROE% son of Barnabas and Mary 
(Fife) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., on the old Samuel Brig- 
ham farm, 27 March, 1837; married 7 May, 1861, Mary, daughter 
of John and Selecta (Gould) Estabrook of Westminister, Mass. 

He was educated in the schools of Marlboro. In 1864 he enlisted 
in Co. E. 5th Mass. Inf. and was stationed in Baltimore and 
vicinity during most of the service. Became a dairy farmer on 
the ancestral estate, which originally covered 175 acres. It has 
been occupied by Brighams ever since it was redeemed from the 
wilderness, having been owned by SamueP who left it to his son 
George*, who left it to Ashbael SamueP, who sold it to Dr. DanieP, 
who was followed by Barnabas^, and who, in turn, was followed 
by Addington^. George, Ashbael Samuel and Addington, were all 
born there. Also, Ulysses®, grand-son of Addington. It was a 
garrison house as stated on p. 109 of the History of Marlboro. 
It is in the south part of the town, three quarters of a mile from 
Marlboro Junction. Addington has served the town as Road Com- 
missioner and the city of Marlboro as a member of the Common 
Council, of which he has also been president. He was a charter 
member of the Marlboro Grange and has held the leading offices 
in that and the District Grange. He is a member of the G. A. R. 
He has been Curator of the B. F. A., many years, and is a member 
of the Publication Committee of the Brigham Family History. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 

1 Abble Alice', b. 1 Feb., 1862; m. 15 March, 1893, George Fred 
Nichols. They live on the homestead of Thomas^ s. p. 
763 ii William Munroe, b. 24 Jan., 1864. 

ill Ella Amelia, b. 14 Aug., 1866; m. 19 June, 1895, William 
Aubrey, son of Harding and Annie (Lockhart) Porter of Marl- 
boro, b. 9 Jan., 1872. Ch. (Porter), b. in Marlboro: 

1 George Lockhart", b. IQ Aug., 1896. 

2 Aubrey Brigham, b. 30 Aug., 1897. 

3 Harding Lawton, b. 28 Dec, 1900. 

iv Cora Estabrook, b. 27 Oct., 1868; d. unm., 2 Oct., 1892. 

542 CHARLES AMORY% son of DanieP and Sarah (Bar- 
nard) Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 26 Sept., 1814; died 
in 1899, ae- 84; married Eliza A. Fairbanks, born in Milford, Mass., 
5 Sept., 1815; died 4 March, IQOO. He resided in Nashua, N. H., 
where he was Street Commissioner. They celebrated their Golden 
Wedding. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 405 

Children, bom in Nashua: 

i Corp. Charles L.«, b. 3 June, 1843; d. 22 Oct., 1864; enlisted 14 
Aug., 1S62, Co. F, 9th N. H. Vols.; wounded 30 July, 1864, 
in mine explosion before Petersburg, Va. ; 28 buckshot were taken 
out of his body, 
ii Corp. Edward H., b. 27 March, 1845; d. 22 Oct., 1880; enlisted 
9 Dec, 1861, Co. M, 1st N. H. Vol. Cavalry; re-enlisted 1 Jan., 
1864; wounded and captured 29 June, 1864, in Ream's Sta., Va. ; 
released from Libby Prison, 30 June, 1865. 
iii George H., b. 28 Nov., 1846; d. 30 July, 1848. 
iv Frederick A., b, 21 Feb., 1848; d. 5 June, 1849. 
764 V George H., b. 1 March, 1851. 

vi Albert W., b. 2 Oct., 1853; m. Minnie Davis; res. a retired mer- 
chant in Weston, Mass. Ch.: 
1 Johtfj 2 Paul. 
vii Frank M., b. 28 Jan., 1856; d. 1860. 

viii Ira S., b. 30 Dec, 1858; m. Anna Merrill; has been in Nashua 
City Council; a traveling salesman, and res. Dorchester, Mass. 

543 LYDIA MARIA^ daughter of Abraham Monroe*' and 
Mindwell (Brigham) Brigham;^ born in Boston, Mass., 23 Nov., 
1824; married 23 Sept., 1850, Rev. Solomon, son of William Fay. 
They resided in Dayton, Ohio, for a number of years, and now live 
in Dorchester, Mass. 

Children (Fay), born in Dayton: 

i Henry Brigham', b. 18 May, 1853. 
ii Ella Maria, b. 18 Nov., 1857. 
iii Louis Payson, b. 24 June, 1861. 

544 GEORGE OTIS', son of Otis'' and Abigail (Bates) Brig- 
ham; born in Westboro, Mass., 9 Nov., 1821; died 13 Feb., 1898; 
he never married. 

He was Treasurer of the Westboro Savings Bank for 24 years ; 
cashier of the National Bank in Westboro for 26 years ; Town 
Treasurer 24 years; Representative to the General Court 1878 and 
1879- He was the leader of business life in the town and interested 
in all public works. The " Geo. Brigham Steamer Co." of the 
Fire Department was named for him. 



545 JOSHUA BATES', son of Otis" and Abigail (Bates) 
Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 28 Sept., 1828; died in Brook- 
line, Mass., 18 April, 1891; married (1) 27 Feb., 1862, Sarah 
M., daughter of James Abbot Lovejoy of Billerica, Mass.; born 
18 Sept., 1835; died Nov., 1866; married (2) 17 June, 1868, 
Helen M., daughter of Nathaniel and Marcia (Bowen) Burgess of 
Providence, R. I. She died in Brookline, 27 Feb., 19O6. Mr. Brig- 
ham was a philosophical instrument maker. 



406 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

Child (by first wife) : 

i Abbot Otis^ b. 19 Nov., 1863; d. ibid. 
Children (by second wife) : 

ii Agnes Otis, b. 3 Jan., 1875; a teacher, 
iii Donald P., b. 4 Oct., 1877. 

546 DAVID SEWALL% son of Rev. David^ and Elizabeth 
(Durfee) Brigham; born in East Randolph, Mass., 17 March., 
1823; died in Fall River, Mass., Oct., 1873; married (1) 4 Dec, 
1845, Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Hatha- 
way) Chace of Fall River; born there, 28 June, 1825; died there, 
3 Feb., 1853; married (2) l6 Feb., 1854, Mary Howland Wady, 
who died 5 Jan., 1864; married (3) 2 Feb., 1870, Elizabeth Wil- 
liams. He was a merchant in Fall River, Mass. 

Children (by first wife), born in Fall River: 

i Charles A.\ b. 18 Sept., 1846; d. 3 Jan., 1847. 
11 Charles A., b. 12 June, 1848; d. 23 Feb., 1850. 

ill Martha Chace, b. 3 April, 1850; m. 10 May, 1870, Herbert Chase 
of Newton, Mass. Ch. (Chase) : 
1 Mernll B?, b. 22 Feb., 1872. 
Children (by second wife) : 

iv Elizabeth Gardner, b. 26 March, 1856; d. 9 Nov., 1902; m. C. 
F. H. White. Ch. (White) : 

1 Mary B.\ b. 8 Jan., 1884; m. 31 Dec, 1903, Robert B. M. 
Knight of Fall River. 

2 Sanford B., b. 4 May, 1888. 

V George Sewall, b. 10 July, 1858; m. 13 Oct., 1886, Mary E. Sheen; 

res. Fall River (Belmont St.). 
vi James Wady, b. 9 May, 1860; m. 27 Sept., 1887, Mary Elizabeth, 
daughter of James Kendall. Ch., b. in Fall River: 

1 James KendalP, b. 4 April, 1889. 

2 David Sewall, b. 11 Sept., 1891. 

vii Kate Sawin, b. 5 April, 1862; d. 14 March, 1863, 

547 CHARLES DURFEE^ son of Rev. David*' and Elizabeth 
(Durfee) Brigham; born in Fall River, Mass., 21 July, 1831; 
married 9 Nov., 1851, Josephine H., daughter of Thomas F. Gibbs. 
He resides in Brockton, Mass. 

Children: 

i Annie Josephine^ b. 1 April, 1855; m. 8 June, 1882, Edgar W., 
son of Rufus Davis; res. Fairhaven, Mass. Ch. (Davis): 
1 Alfred B.", b. 4 June, 1883; 2 Edna W., b. 25 Feb., 1888; 3 
Lena J., b. 28 April, 1893. 
ii David Foster, b. 3 June, 1859; m. Carrie W., dau. of Martin 
Kingman; res. Brockton. Ch.: 
1 Arthur Foster*, b. in Brockton, 18 May, 1884. 
iii Mary Agnes, b. 8 Nov., 1861 ; m. 25 Dec, 1888, Oscar, son of 
Warren Heath of Brockton. Ch. (Heath) : 
1 Donald B?, b. 15 May, 1892. 
iv Charles Angier, b. 15 Feb., 1871. 




Addington M. Brigham, of Marlboro (54' 



SEVENTH GENERATION 407 

548 JANETTE HANNAH^ daughter of Hon. Elmer« and 
Betsey C. (Parker) Brigham; born in Westboro, Mass., 9 Jan., 
1827; married 6 April, 1848, Archelaus M., son of Luther and 
Lucy (Brigham) Howe, (448), born in South Vernon, Vt., 21 
April, 1823; died 26 Dec, 1905. 

After engaging in the manufacture of sleighs in Westboro, Mr. 
Howe established the business of manufacturing cutting dies, which 
he transferred to Worcester, Mass. in I860; continued in this busi- 
ness until 1897, when he retired. 

Children (Howe), born in Westboro: 

i Arthur L.«, b. 27 Nov., 1848; d. 13 Oct., 1849. 
ii Elmer Parker, b. 1 Nov., 1851; lawyer in Boston; was grad. 
Worcester Polytechnic Inst., in 1871; Yale Univ., 1876. 

549 MERRICK PUTNAM^ son of Hon. Elmer« and Betsey 
C. (Parker) Brigham, born in Westboro, Mass., 9 March, 1829; 
died in Boston, 10 Dec, 1875; married in Boston, 21 May, 1851, 
Sarah E. Wellington, born 1 Dec, 1825, who resides in Attleboro, 
Mass. 

Children, the eldest and youngest born in Boston: 

i Edward M.«, b. 5 April, 1852; m. 24 Nov., 1874, Elizabeth C, 
dau. of Thomas Brightman; he is a marketman, and res. Attle- 
boro. Ch. : 

1 Elsie W.^ b. 4 April, 1877; m. 1899, Robert H. Selfridge. 
Ch. (Selfridge): Dorothy W.^" 

2 Clara E., b. 31 March, 1879. 

3 Fred M., b. 9 Jan., 1882. 

4 Sarah L., b. 24 May, 1892. 

ii Sabra L., b. in Illinois, 3 Nov., 1855; m. 4 Nov., 1876, George 
F. Cole, who d. 22 Oct., 1885. Ch. (Cole) : 
1 Ral'ph H.\ b. 5 Feb., 1878; 2 Edith L., b. 22 Aug., 1879. 
iii Walter M., b. in Westboro, 16 Dec, 1857; d. in Attleboro, 27 
Aug., 1882; m. 27 Feb., 1881, Julia, dau. of Darius Briggs; was 
a jeweler, and res. Attleboro. Ch. : 
1 Charles Wellington^, b. 9 Nov., 1881 ; a die cutter in Attleboro. 
iv Alfred W., b. 4 Oct., 1859; m. 24 June, 1883, Etta L., dau. of 
James Peckham; res. Attleboro. Ch. : 
1 Carl A.", b. 5 May, 1884; 2 Clarence J., b. 1 Sept., 1886. 

550 CYRUS% son of Capt. Holloway^ and Frances (Read) 
Brigham; born in Northboro, Mass., 27 Dec, 1838; died in Boston, 
11 July, 1899; married in Boston, 6 Dec, 1865, Margaret A., 
daughter of Capt. John and Ann (Scott) Evans, of St. John, New 
Brunswick; born 5 Aug., 1847; she resides a widow in Brookline, 
Mass. 

Mr. Brigham was the head of the well-known firm of C. Brigham 
& Co., or Boston, milk contractors, said to be the largest distribu- 
tors of milk, butter and cheese in the U. S. He was a tenor singer 



408 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

and one of the founders of the " Apollo Club " in Boston. He 
resided in Roxbury, with summer home in Nantasket. 

Child, born in Boston: 

i Robert Otis^ b. 19 June, 1871 ; m. Vesta Stewart of Springfield 
Centre, N. Y. ; res. in Waban, Mass. Ch.: 
1 Margaret S.^, b. 1899; 2 Stewart Evans, b. 1902. 

551 HIRAM WRIGHT^ son of Sylvanus*^ and Amy (Cox) 
Brigham; born in Florida, N. Y., 29 Dec., 1799; died in Freeport, 
111.; married Mary Zeriah SutlifF. Resided in Damascus, Pa., and 
removed to Freeport in 1869. 

Children, born in Damascus : 
i Joseph Brigham^ 

ii Mary Ann, b. 21 May, 1827; m. 1 Sept., 1855, George T. Piersol. 
Ch. (Piersol): 
1 Luther W.'>; 2 Ida O. 
iii George. 

iv Amy S., b. 15 Oct., 1832; m. 25 Aug., 1874, William F. Preston, 
b. in GallipoUs, O., 19 June, 1819; was State Fish Warden for 
111.; res. retired, in Freeport. 

V Webster. 

vi Hiram Truman, 
vii Carrie. 

viii Hattie, b. 17 Sept., 1845; m. 6 April, 1871, Byron L. Pickard, b. 
in Elroy, 111., 28 July, 1844; a farmer, and res. Elroy. Ch, 
(Pickard) : 
1 Charles iV.^ b. 2 Feb., 1873; 2 Bert E., b. 3 July, 1877; 3 
Mamie E., b. 20 Jan., 1879. 
ix Luther A., b. 3 Feb., 1850; m. 17 Sept., 1872, Laura Luella Wil- 
liams; res. Freeport, 111. Ch.: 

1 Lillian Irene", b. 28 July, 1873; d. 20 Nov., 1874. 

2 Ada v., b. 10 Dec, 1876. 

3 George Adelbert, b. 27 Sept., 1879. 

4 Hattie Jemima, b. 22 May, 1881. 

5 Margaret Lorena, b. 20 Dec, 1891. 

552 CYNTHIA M^, daughter of Sylvanus* and Amy (Cox) 
Brigham; born 26 April, 1807; died 16 April, 1892; married 5 
Sept., 1827, Philander, son of Elisha Fox; born in New York, 
17 Feb., 1806; resided a carpenter, in Dryden, Mich., where he 
died 15 Sept., 1877. 

Children {Fox), the eldest horn in N. Y. State: 

i Theodore B.*, b. 11 Nov., 1828; m. Lydia R. Sadler; res. Dryden. 
ii WiUiam V., b. 24 Jan., 1830; m. Ann Skinner; 3 yrs. in the 
Civil War, 12th Wis. Battery; res. a merchant in Kearney, Neb. 
iii Sarah Ann, m. Edwin R. Clark of Shelton, Neb. 

iv Ashbel C, b. 19 Feb., 1833; m. (1) Havens; ra. (2) 

Skinner; res. Dryden. 

V Alexander Ervin, m. Sarah Soles. 

vi Amy Ann, m. Simon Hoenshett of Dryden. Ch. (Hoenshett): 
1 Albert^- 2 Elizabeth. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 409 

vii Sylvanus B., b. 10 Sept., 1838; m. Matilda Barnum; 3 years in 
Civil War, Corp. Co. H, ;21st la. Vols.; res. a farmer, Akron, la. 
Ch.: 
1 Horace", a dentist in Bessemer, Mich.; 2 Charles; 3 Lanira. 

viii Laura A., b. 13 Feb., 1841; m. (1) Watson, who was 

killed in the Civil War; m. (2) Ellsworth, a J. P. in 

Dry den. 
ix Elisha G., m. Elizabeth Smith. 
X Louisa A., d. ae. 3 years. 

553 WILLIAM C^, son of Sylvanus« and Amy (Cox) Brig- 
ham; born in Florida, N. Y., 1 July, 1802; died in Lorraine, N. Y., 
June, 1879; married Polly, daughter of Thomas Cox. 

Children, born in Lorraine: 

i William HenryS b. 2 Sept., 1820; killed in a mill, 20 April, 1866; 

owned a box factory in Lorraine, 
ii Jane Kate, b. 5 April, 1624; m. 1841, Joseph M. Pooler of 
Mannsville, N. Y. Ch. (Pooler), b. in Mannsville: 
1 Alsom H.\ b. 1842; res. Lorraine; 2 William J., b. 1846; 3 
Delancy E., b. 1849; 4 Delbert J., b. 1851; d. 1854; 5 Eddie 
J., b. 1856; d. 1859; 6 3Iartha J., b. 1853; d. 1873; 7 
Zelotus H., b. 1858; 8 Flora C. D., b. 1864; 9 James O., b. 
1866; d. 1868. 
iii Julia Ann, b. 4 Feb., 1827. 

765 iv Hiram N., b. 3 May, 1829. 

766 V Philip V. R., b. 27 Aug., 1831. 

vi Martin V., b. 13 Aug., 1834; m. 30 Dec, 1860, Terissa Watertown, 
b. in Lorraine, 23 Feb., 1843; res. Lorraine, and is a carpenter; 
was J. P. for 8 years. Ch., b. in Lorraine: 
1 Andrew J.", h. 7 Nov., 1861; 2 Lillian B., h. 25 July, 1865; 3 
Frank E., b. 11 Sept., 1867; 4 Wallace E., b. 8 July, 1869; 
5 William W., h. 22 April, 1871; 6 Ernest N., b. 20 March, 
1876. 
vii Sylvanus, b. 12 March, 1836; m. Polly Moore. Ch.: 

1 Emery"; 2 Edwin; 3 Charles; 4 William,. 
viii John M., b. 5 Nov., 1838; m. 2 June, 1861, Ellen R., dau. of 
Hermon Waterman. Ch., b. in Lorraine: 

1 Bosella B.", b. 28 Feb., 1865; m. 1884, . 

2 Edith F., b. 23 July, 1871; m. 1893, William R. Taylor. Ch. 
(Taylor): i lola M.", b. 4 Sept., 1896; ii Herman, d. y.; iii 
Edwin, b. 1900; iv Leon, b. 1902. 

3 Musette A., b. 23 Dec, 1878; m. 30 Oct., 1895, James D. Miller. 
Ch. (Miller): i Carl J.^ b. 1896; ii Myrtle I., b. 1898; iii 
Royal E., b. 1901; iv Ellen L, b. 1902. 

554 PHILIP P^., son of Sylvanus^ and Amy (Cox) Brigham; 

born in Springfield, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1810; died 14 June, 1887; 

married 6 Dec, 1832, Jane A. Miller. Was a farmer and resided 

in Galilee, Pa. 

Children, horn in Oalilee: 

i James L.^ b. 13 Sept., 1833; m. 1 July, 1857, Statira V. Keesler; 
a farmer and lumberman in Damascus, Pa. Ch.: 
1 Clara J*, b. 3 Nov., 1860; d. in Damascus; a music teacher. 



410 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

2 Virgil O., b. 11 Sept., 1862; m. 12 Nov., 1888, Gertrude Mon- 
ington; a lumberman; res. Damascus. Ch.: Jay L.", b. 25 
Jan., 1891. 
767 ii Aaron S., b. 10 Nov., 1834. 

iii Mary F., b. 16 Feb., 1838; m. Julius J., son of John Keesler; 
b. in Damascus, 4 May, 1837; res. Tylerville, Pa. Ch. (Keesler): 

1 Melville M.^ b. Aug., 1859; d. 1871. 

2 Veruleigh A., b. 20 June, 1867. 

iv Orrin W., b. 20 Feb., 1840; m. 31 May, 1866, Ruth E. Marks; 
a farmer, res. Galilee. Ch. : 
1 Phili'p C.\ b. 15 Oct., 1877. 

V Virgil D., b. 11 Nov., 1842; enlisted in 1862, Co. I, 84th Pa. Vols.; 
taken prisoner at Petersburg, 1864; d. in prison, Salisbury, N. C. 

vi Maletta J., b. 1 Aug., 1847; m. 26 Dec, 1866, James S. Beattie 

of Rockland, N. Y. ; she was a teacher. 
vii Sophie E., b. 7 April, 1850; d. in Lestershire, N. Y., 18 March, 
1902; m. 18 March, 1884, John, son of Thomas Gregg of Lester- 
shire. 

555 ORRIN A^., son of Sylvanus® and Amy (Cox) Brigham; 
born in Boylston, N. Y., 4 May, 1820; died in Damascus, Pa., 13 
Feb., 1890; married 1 Jan., 1842, Rachel E. Broadhead. He was 
a farmer and undertaker. 

Children, bom in Damascus : 

1 Orville S.S b. 26 Nov., 1842; d. in Damascus, 16 June, 1864; m. 

24 Nov., 1861, Caroline, dau. of Charles Keesler; res. Damascus. 

Ch.: 

1 Jacob L\ b. 13 April, 1863; m. 19 Sept., 1882, Lauretta T. 

Terry; res. Hancock, N. Y. Ch.: i Emma M.", b. 25 June, 

1884; ii Clarence L., b. 9 Nov., 1886; iii Nora A., b. 23 Dec, 

1888. 

ii Jacob W., b. 17 Aug., 1844; d. 1 Aug., 1864, from bullet wound 

in the Civil War. 
iii William Henry, b. 14 Feb., 1846; m. 2 Oct., 1867, Sarah A., dau. 
of Edward Rutledge; b. in Rutledgetown, Pa., 27 June, 1845; a 
farmer, and res. Damascus. Ch., b. there: 

1 Marvin N.', b. 24 April, 1868; m. 19 Oct., 1892, Hattie L. 
Jackson, b. in Tylerville, Pa., 30 March, 1871. Ch.: Arthur 
Willard", b. 4 Nov., 1895. 

2 Floyd T., b. 17 Oct., 1872. 

3 Viva E., b. 18 Jan., 1875. 

iv Mary C, b. 23 Dec, 1847; d. 11 Feb., 1883; m. 2 July, 1870, 
Peter K. Valentine. Ch. (Valentine), b. in Damascus: 
1 Alonzo H.", b. 5 June, 1878; 2 Corwin H., b. 18 Dec, 1880. 

V Hiram Wright, b. 22 May, 1853; d. in Damascus, 7 Feb., 1893; 
m. 27 Sept., 1874, Hattie, dau. of Jacob Ross; b. in Callicoon, 
N. Y., 1 July, 1856; res. Damascus. Ch., b. there: 

1 Rose E.\ b. 9 Sept., 1875. 

2 Frank V., b. 12 Sept., 1877. 

3 Mary Elizabeth, b. 7 Oct., 1879. 

4 Mamie C, b. 24 March, 1885; d. 13 Aug., 1886. 

5 Marguerite, b. 2 Dec, 1892. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 411 

556 CALVIN", son of Asa^ and Lavina (Bellows) Brigham; 
born in Milton, Vt., in 1805; married in 1830, Hannah Baker 
of Essex, Vt. He resided in Essex. 

Children, born in Essex: 

i Leonard*, res. Jericho, Vt. 

ii Hiram, b. May, 1837; d. ; m. June, 1859, Aletha P. 

Wheeler. Ch.: 

1 George S.^ 

2 Willis S., res. Essex. 

3 Eva, d. — — ■ — ; m. . Ch.: Mae'". 

4 Frank C, res. Essex Center. 

557 DANIEL MORGAN^ son of Rufus« and Lydia (Morgan) 

Brigham; born in Essex, Vt., 25 Sept., 1832; married 4 March, 

1861, Lydia P. Card, born in Painesville, O., 4 Oct., 1840. He was 

a merchant in Milwaukee, Wis., but now resides in Cleveland, O. 

Children, born in Wilwaukee: 

i Card?, b. 17 March, 1862; d, 1864. 

li Daniel Rufus, b. April, 1865; d. in Denver, Colo., 19 Feb., 1902; 
m. 1 Sept., 1896, Lillian B. Rice; she res. in Peoria, 111. Ch., 
b. in Denver: 

1 Daniel Morgan^, b. 8 May, 1899. 

2 Caroline Rice, b. 1 March, 1901. 

iii Ann C, b. April, 1869; m. 5 April, 1899, Charles S. Britton; res. 
Cleveland. 

558 NELSON^ son of Silas'' and Polly (Harding) Brigham; 
born in Harpersfield, O., 21 Oct., 1821; married (1) Oct., 1843, 
Roxana, daughter of Nathan Jennings; married (2) 11 June, 
1878, Mrs. Celia Edson, daughter of H. P. Castle. He resides in 
Star, Kas.; is a farmer, mechanic. Justice of the Peace and a mem- 
ber of the Kansas Legislature. 

Children (by first wife), born in Geneva, O.: 

1 Arthur Nelson^ b. 28 Oct., 1852; m. 4 Nov., 1873, Nettie M. 
Riley; a farmer, res. Star, Kan. Ch.: 
1 Balph^, b. 22 Jan., 1875; d. 5 March, 1877; 2 Ross Jay, b. 22 
Oct., 1878; 3 Frank, b. 13 Sept., 1881. 
ii Jay P., b. March, 1869; d. 3 Nov., 1875. 

559 HIRAM^ son of Silas® and Polly (Harding) Brigham; 
born in Harpersfield, O., 14 Feb., 1823; died 21 April, 1897; mar- 
ried, 1850, Louisa, daughter of Nathan Jennings. Resided in 
Painesville, O., a farmer and carpenter. 

Children, born in Geneva, O.: 

i Louis Deles', b. 22 Dec, 1850; m. 1 Jan., 1874, Osceola, dau. 
of R. C. Fugit; b. 8 March, 1853; res. Emporia, Kan. Ch.: 
1 Leo Jay", h. 29 Jan., 1875; m. 1900, in Emporia, Carrie Sim- 
mons; res. Paola, Kan. Ch.: i Florence G., b. 16 April, 1901; 
ii Edna L., b. 23 Oct., 1902; iii Arian M., b. 29 Dec, 1904. 



412 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY! 

2 Ava Hiram, b. 9 Dec, 1876. 

3 Grace Louisa, b. 8 July, 1881. 

4 Ermie Belle, b. 11 Aug., 1883; m. David Love of Emporia. 

5 Mira N-, b. 24 Jan., 1889. 

6 Flossie V., b. 18 July, 1891. 

7 Arthur D., b. 25 Jan., 1894. 

ii George Henry, b. 8 May, 1855; m. 20 Oct., 1881, Mabel, dau. of 
D. Henry Gaylord; b. in Geneva, 6 Feb., 1861; res. Painesville, 
O. Ch.: 

1 Edith E?, b. 23 March, 1883; d. 27 March, 1885. 

2 Lois M., b. 17 Nov., 1885; m. 1903, Lloyd A. Mcllvaine. 

3 Leon D., b. 9 Aug., 1887. 

4 Jay C, b. 20 March, 1889. 

5 Ralph E., b. 14 March, 1891. 

6 Ruth M., h. 23 May, 1895. 

7 Philip E., b. 6 Nov., 1899. 

560 ALBERT CRAWFORD^ son of Silas« and Polly (Hard- 
ing) Brigham; born in Harpersfield, O.^ 13 Nov., 1828; married 
4 Oct., 1855, Hannah R., daughter of Chauncey Sackett, born in 
Windsor, O., 3 Oct., 1830; died in Trumbull, O., 18 March, 1889- 
He is a farmer and teacher and was 10 years town clerk. Resides 
in Trumbull, O. 

Children, horn in Trumbull: 

i Frederic Erwin^ b. 10 Oct., 1856; m. 17 Oct., 1889, Nettie Lenora, 
dau. of Irving Crandall; grad. Oberlin, 1878; a teacher and 
farmer; res. Trumbull. Ch. : 

1 Mary Ida", b. 17 Feb., 1892. 

2 Clair Crandall, b. 14 Nov., 1894. 

3 Albert Henry, b. 30 July, 1896. 

4 Harold Lynn, h. 9 June, 1898. 

5 Robert Nelson, b. 4 March, 1900. 

6 Estella Marcia, b. 14 Dec, 1902. 

ii Henry Albert, b. 12 Sept., 1861; d. 31 Aug., 1375. 

561 LIEUT. GEORGE WASHINGTON^ son of Silas and 
Polly (Harding) Brigham; born in Harpersfield, O., 22 Sept., 
1836; married (1) 3 May, I860, Arabella, daughter of William 
Marshall, who died in Oshkosh, Wis.; married (2) l6 July, 1887, 
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Oscar Lee. Was 1st Lieut, and 
Quartermaster 103d O. Vol. Infantry, Civil War; a bookkeeper; 
resided Croton, O., Oshkosh, and Longmont, Colo. 

Children {by first wife), the 3 elder bom in Croton, the youngest in 
Oshkosh: 

i Nellie Inez% b. 28 July, 1861; m. and res. Perry, la. 
ii Leonard Earle, b. 12 June, 1867; photographer, res. Ogden, la. 
iii Harry, b. 3 Dec, 1869. 
iv Edward, b. 28 Feb., 1875. 

562 HON. MAVOR^ son of Dea. Sullivan" and Amanda 
(Spalding) Brigham; born 16 May, 1806, in a small log house on 
a farm in Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, to which his 




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SEVENTH GENERATION ^13 

father had recently moved from New Hampshire; died in Toledo, 
O., 8 Jan., 1897; married (1) 29 Sept., 1830, Clarissa, daughter 
of Oliver Bill, born in Booneville, N. Y., 5 June, 1801; died in 
Toledo, 9 March, 1842; married (2) 27 July, 1843, Malinda P., 
daughter of Jacob M. Merrell, born in Westmoreland, 21 Jan., 
1822. 

The farm on which he was born, as also the two others on which 
the family afterward lived, was chiefly uncleared land. With little 
schooling but a brilliant mind, he so fitted himself that he taught 
school for several years with great success ; learned the carpenter's 
trade and until 1835 was both carpenter and building contractor, 
teaching school winters; he taught himself to play the bass viol 
and flute, sang well and taught singing school. In 1835, with wife 
and child, he removed to the new settlement in Ohio, afterward the 
city of Toledo, and resided there permanently except for a short 
return to New York State. Here, for 20 years, he was a builder 
and, at one time, a railroad constructor, etc. ; also bought land upon 
which he built houses for sale; was in the hardware business 1858- 
1868, when retired on account of ill-health but frequently acted 
as executor or assignee of estates, etc. He was Justice of the 
Peace 6 years, successively township clerk and treasurer, member 
of the City Council and in 1853, Mayor of Toledo; also Collector 
of canal tolls ; member of the first board of police commissioners 
by appointment of the Governor and , later of the Water Works 
Board; these positions of public trust came to him unsought. In 
1 832 he organized one of the first Anti-Slavery societies in the 
United States and was long its secretary; also he greatly assisted 
to form public opinion against slavery ,and to aid negroes who had 
secured their liberty. Always, in adult life, a devout Christian, 
he was 53 years deacon and clerk of the First Congregational 
Church of Toledo, holding both offices when he died. For many 
years was the choir-master of his church. With mental faculties 
unimpaired, he passed away in his 91st year respected and loved 
by all. 

Children {by first wife), the 2 elder horn in Vienna, N. Y.: 

1 Harriet Eliza', b. 4 July, 1831; m. 28 May, 1851, William A., 
son of Elisha Beach; b. in E. Bloomfield, N. Y., 23 April, 1822; 
d. in Toledo, 13 Dec, 1892. He was manager of the Western 
Union Telegraph Co., in Toledo, from its origin. Ch. (Beach), 
b. in Toledo. 

1 Helen L.\ b. 28 April, 1857; m. 23 Aug., 1892, Samuel W. 
Jones, who d. 12 July, 1904; res. in Toledo, where Mr. Jones 
was Mayor. Ch. (Jones), b. in Toledo: Mason'", b. 3 Oct., 
1897. 

2 Anna C, b. 10 Nov., 1861 ; m. 27 Dec, 1888, Selah R. Mac- 
Laren, who d. 29 Jan., 1905; res. Toledo. Ch. (MacLaren): 
Harriet Christine'", b. 15 Oct., 1889; d. 8 April, 1901. 



414 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY 

ii Celina Emily, b. 19 March, 1833; d. 19 Dec, 1834. 
iii Sylvania Emeline, b. in Toledo, 17 Sept., 1835; d. 9 Aug., 1838. 

768 iv Charles Oliver, b. in Dundee, Mich., 9 Sept., 1838. 

V Franklin Sullivan, b. in Toledo, 9 Feb., 1842; d. 29 June, 1842. 
Children (by second wife), born in Toledo: 

vi Stanley Faber, b. 12 Dec, 1844; m. 22 June, 1871, Emma Hague; 

a clerk in Toledo, 
vii Helen Cornelia, b. 7 Aug., 1846; d. 28 March, 1853. 
viii George Mavor, b. 1 Feb., 1849; m. 10 Jan., 1883, Kate E. Mc- 
Cormick; he is a telegraph operator in Toledo. 

769 ix William Augustus, b. 21 Sept., 1853. 

X Edward RoUin, b. 28 Jan., 1856; d. 6 April, 1861. 

770 xi Frederick Merrell, b. 17 July, 1864. 

xii Harry Chase, b. 12 Oct., 1870; a wholesale druggist, Toledo. 

563 ORVILLE P^, son of Dea. John« and Susan (Moore) 
Brigham; born in Ogden, N. Y., 10 Sept., 1818; died in Spencer- 
port, N. Y., 22 Oct., 1885; married 27 Jan., Delia Barnard, 
who died 11 March, 1904. He was a farmer and town officer and 
resided in Spencerport. 

Children, born in Spencerport: 

i Charles U.\ b. 30 March, 1843; m. 25 Oct., 1870, Cora C. Clark. 
Ch.: 

1 Elizabeth C.\ b. 30 Dec, 1875; m. Charles L. Mosher, in 1903. 

2 Clara, b. 3 July, 1878; d. 1887. 

ii Edward D., b. 16 June, 1845; m. 23 Feb., 1887, Marie A. Munn; 

he d. 20 June, 1896, in Palmyra, N. Y., where res.; hardware 

merchant. Ch. : 
1 Mildred C.\ b. 24 May, 1888. 
iii Frederick G., b. 18 Feb., 1849; unm., a traveling salesman from 

Batavia, N. Y. 
iv John C, b. 9 Sept., 1853; m. 2 March, 1898, Mary L. Merz; res. 

Spencerport. 

V Clara B., b. 15 Aug., 1856; m. 26 Feb., 1873, Adelbert W. \Vhit- 
tier; res. Spencerport. 

vi Elbert W., b. 15 Jan., 1863; ra. 30 June, 1895, Hattie M. Chad- 
sey; a farmer in Sweden, N. Y. Ch.: 
l' William E.", b. 2 Sept., 1900, 

564 JOHN D^., son of Dea. John" and Susan (Moore) Brig- 
ham; born in Ogden, N. Y., 4 Dec, 1820; died 28 Oct., 1894; 
married 19 Feb., 1845, Sophia Malinda, daughter of Sylvanus and 
Malinda (Atchinson) .Willey; born in Ogden, 31 Oct., 1824; died 
24 Nov., 1899- He was a farmer in Ogden and held town offices. 

Children, born in Ogden: 

i Alvan W.^ b. 25 Nov., 1845; m. June, 1888, Mary E. Girkin; 

a traveling salesman; res. Rochester, N. Y. 
ii Virginia Sophia, b. 7 April, 1852; m. 12 June, 1878, Allen B. 
Welch of Victor, N. Y. Ch. (Welch), b. in Victor: 

1 Faith Virginia", b. 27 Aug., 1879. 

2 Ruby Florence, b. 23 April, 1881; m. 30 Dec, 1903, Lewis M. 
Cole. 

3 Bernice May, b. 27 Sept., 1884. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 415 

iii Florence Adelia, b. 20 Feb., 1858; m. 19 Oct., 1880, Christie J. 

Pierce of Ogden. 
iv EUa May, b. 29 March, 1866; m. 19 Oct., 1887, Frank K. Austin 
of Owasco, N. Y. Ch. (Austin) : 
. 1 Florence^; 2 Blanche. 
V Cora Miranda, b. 2 June, 1867; m. 29 Dec, 1892, Charles A. 
Decker of Owasco, N. Y. Ch. (Decker) : 
1 Gladys^; 2 Delwin B. 

565 ALONZO", son of Dea. John^ and Susan (Moore) Brig- 
ham; born in Ogden, N. Y., 16 Nov., 1822; died Oct., 1859; married 
3 Jan., 1849, Mary F. Wyman, who died 1 Jan., 1886. Resided 
in Lafayette, Ind. 

Children, born in Ogden: 

i Mary JanetteS b. 11 Oct., 1849; d. 1 Jan., 1885; m. Charles 
Barton. Ch. (Barton): 

1 Hoivard S.\ b. Oct., 1869; d. 1882. 

2 Lillis A., b. 11 March, 1871; m. Fred. Castle. 

3 Charles A., h. 1 May, 1877. 

4 Alice H., b. 22 Jan., 1880. 

5 Evelyn F., b. 38 Feb., 1882. 

ii Frank A., b. 2 Sept., 1858; m. (1) 31 March, 1882, Bessie Smith, 
who d. 1892; m. (2) Laura Brash; res. Rochester, N. Y. Ch. 
(by 1st wife) : 
1 Harry\ b. 30 Jan., 1893; 2 Pearl. 

Ch. (by 2d wife): 
3 Laura. 

5m DEA. MILTON^ son of Dea. John« and Susan (Moore) 
Brigham; born in Ogden, N. Y., 18 June, 1825; died 20 Sept., 
1897; married 25 Oct., 1850, Mary A. Finch of Spencerport, N. 
Y.; born 19 July, 1830; residing in Spencerport, in 1905. Was a 
farmer and resided in Spencerport; held many town offices and was 
overseer of the poor; was deacon for 30 years. 

Children, the eldest horn in Spencerport, others in Ogden, N. F. : 

i Carrie Louise^ b. 3 July, 1855; m. 11 Jan., 1882, Willard Brower 
of Ogden, N. Y. Ch. (Brower): 

1 Milton Willard^, b. 11 Aug., 1885. 

2 Chester Lewis, b. 1 May, 1892. 

3 Henry Somerset, b. 24 May, 1893. 

4 Roy Brigham, b. 15 Aug., 1894. 
771 ii Henry Martyn, b. 19 Nov., 1859. 

iii John Hazzard, b. 22 Sept., 1862; m. 19 June, 1895, Louise Bev- 
eridge Stevenson, b. in Edinboro, Scotland, 20 July, 1875; he is 
V. P. of the Rochester (N. Y.) Lamp Co., and Gen. Manager; 
res. N. Y. City. Ch.: 
1 Dorothy Louise', b. and d. 1896. 

iv Minnie A., b. 20 Dec, 1864; m. 23 June, 187 — , George Clement 
Card of Los Angeles, Cal.. Ch. (Card) : 

1 Don Brigham^, b. in Minneapolis, 8 March, 1888. 

2 Henry Harold, h. 1890; d. 1893. 

3 Louise Du Bois, b. in Spencerport, 27 Sept., 1892. 

4 Dorothy, b. 1898. 



416 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY! 

567 CHARLES^ son of Dea. John® and Susan (Moore) Brig- 
ham; born in Ogden, N. Y., 15 March, 1827; married 7 June, 
I860, Hannah Bailey. Is a fruit-grower in Spencerport, N. Y.; 
Justice of the Peace doing much out-of-court legal work; ex-post- 
master. 

Children, born in Spencerport : 

i William A.*, b. 30 May, 1861; d. 31 April, 1900; a business man 

of West Superior, Wis.; ex-postmaster, 
ii AUetta B., b. 16 April, 1863. 
iii Hattie, b. 14 March, 1866. 

568 LEWIS E.^ son of Elijah® and Lydia (Richards) Brig- 
ham; born in Vernon Center, ,N. Y., 4 Dec, 1820; married, 1843, 
Sophia, daughter of Warren and Sophia (Catlin) Johnson of Clin- 
ton, N. Y., born 29 April, 1825. He died 22 Feb., 1907. 

Children, all hut the eldest horn in Clinton: 

i Frank M.% b. in Utica, N. Y., 29 Dec, 1845; m. in Syracuse, 
N. Y., 8 Feb., 1872, Antoinette, dau. of Thomas and Silna (Corbin) 
Allen of Mechanicsville, N. Y. ; b. IS Sept., 1850; a salesman, 
res. Dorchester, Mass. Ch., b. in Utica: 
1 Maud Allen^, b. 8 July, 1873; res. Quincy St., Dorchester, 
ii Perry, b. 25 March, 1847; m. Nov., 1875, Julia, dau. of Nathan 
and Mehitable (Russell) Jewett of Amherst, Me.; b. 12 July, 
1857; res. s. p., a bookkeeper, in Los Angeles, Cal. 
iii Edward, b. 21 Nov., 1850; res. a farmer, in Clinton, N. Y. 
iv Walter Scott, b. 25 Feb., 1852; m. 26 March, 1890, Emma, dau. 
of Norman and Catherine (Smellie) Randall of New York City; 
b. 12 Oct., 1861 ; is a carpenter, in business for himself in N. Y. 
City, where res. Ch., b. in N. Y. City: 

1 Walter Dudley^, b. 29 July, 1893. 

2 Edna Randall, b. 2 Sept., 1896. 

V Newton J., b. 4 May, 1853; d. 1 Jan., 1883; m. in Utica, 13 May, 
1872, Mary Piatt of Jersey City, N. J., b. 21 Jan., 1850. Ch., the 
two elder b. in Utica: 

1 Perry N.", b. 6 Feb , 1874; d. in Utica, 12 Aug., 1874. 

2 Caroline M., b. 9 April, 1875; m. 5 June, 1895, Frank B., 
son of Robert Bishop of New Zealand; b. 5 March, 1872; 
res. San Francisco, Cal. Ch. (Bishop), b. in San Francisco: 
i Isal^ellai", b. 5 April, 1896; ii Carrie, b. 13 Nov., 1898. 

3 Isabella, b. in Detroit, Mich., 15 July, 1877; d. in Cal., 24 
Nov., 1894; m. 6 June, 1894, Augustus Haskins of Salt 
Lake City, b. 6 March, 1870; res. San Francisco. 

vi Caroline, b. 22 March, 1858; d. 2 Dec, 1901; m. in Boston, 
Nov., 1884, James T., son of Gaylord D. Brown of Madison, 
N. Y. ; b. 22 Aug., 1857; res. s. p., Somerville, Mass. 
vii Robert O., b. 23 May, 1861; m. 23 Jan., 1890, Minnie, dau. of 
James and Rebecca (Nicholson) McDonald of Quincy, 111.; b. 
27 Sept., 1870; he is an inventor, and res. Centralia, 111. Ch., 
b. in Denver, Colo.: 
1 MabeV, b. 20 Oct., 1890. 
viii Frederick, b. 26 Nov., 1868; d. 18 Oct., 1897; m. 1 Sept., 1891, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 417 

Martha, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Binnen) Harris of Danville, 
Pa.; b. 11 June, 1873. Ch., b. in N. Y. City: 

1 Lewis'>, b. 15 July, 1892. 

2 Leroy, b. 29 April, 1895; d. 2 Sept., 1902. 

ix Benjamin, b. 8 June, 1871; a farmer, Clinton, N. Y. 

569 LYMAN FARWELL^ son of Dea. David*^ and Catherine 
(Romaine) Brigham; born in Hartwiek, N. Y., 26 Sept., 1828; died 
in Sedalia, Mo., 19 Nov., 1892 or 1896; married 4 July, 1850, 
Maria, daughter of James Boroughs; born in Green, N. Y., 14 
Feb., 1828. He was a builder, was Sergeant, Co. G, 15th N. Y. 
Vol. Engineers, Civil War. Resided in Dryden, N. Y. 

Children, born in Dryden: 

i Fred% b. 11 July, 1853; m. (1) 3 Dec, 1B73, at Castle Creek, 
N. Y., Sarah J., dau. of M. E. Bullock; d. 25 July, 1874; m. (2) 
20 Jan., 1877, Ella, dau. of R. Shevalin; b. in Harford, N. Y., 
11 July, 1856; is a farmer in Castle Creek. Ch.: 

1 Jane^, b. in Castle Creek, July, 1874; d. y. 

2 Mary, b. in Harford, 24 Sept., 1882. 

ii Frank, b. 20 May, 1855; m. Dec, 1874, widow Julia Porter; 
res. a blacksmith. West Saticoy, Cal. Ch., b. in Chester, Pa.: 
1 Frank', b. 15 May, 1876. 
iii Mary Kate, b. 20 July, 1857; a teacher; res. unm., at Chenango 

Forks, N. Y. 
iv Mariah Elizabeth, b. 6 July, 1859; m. 1 Feb., 1882, Augustus, 
son of Otis Hall; b. 24 July, 1848; a farmer, res. Chenango 
Forks, N. Y.; has been town assessor. Ch. (Hall), b. in Clie- 
nango Forks: 
1 Lyman F.^, h. 16 June, 1883; 2 Mary Jane, b. 8 Aug., 1886; 
d. 19 Sept., 1886; 3 Frank Brigham, b. 6 July, 1887; 4 
Benjamin H., b. 12 Oct., 1888; 5 Lucy M., b. 14 Feb., 1890; 
6 Guy, b. 2 Sept., 1891. 

570 NEWTON JOSIAH^ son of Dea. David^ and Catherine 
(Romaine) Brigham; born in Hartwiek, N. Y., 17 Sept., 1834; 
married 25 Dec., 1856, Mary, daughter of Philip Oliver, born in 
Dryden, N. Y., 22 April, 1838; died in lola, Kas., 3 Jan., 1892. 
He is a farmer in Whitney's Point, N. Y. 

Children, horn in Dryden: 

i William*, b. Jan., 1858; d. 19 April, 1858. 

ii Edwin Perry, b. 19 May, 1859; m. 6 Jan., 1886, Mary, dau. of 
Vencel Rowck, emigrated from Germany to Missouri; b. 11 Nov., 
1859; res. a merchant, in lola, but formerly in Dodge City, Kan, 
Ch., the elder b. in D. C, others in lola: 
1 Nettie A.^, b. 10 Oct., 1886; 2 Newton J., b. 10 May, 1888; 3 
Arthur Perry, b. 10 Jan., 1890; 4 May Adaline, b. 2 Nov., 
1891. 
iii Henrietta C, b. 29 Aug., 1861; m. 2 Dec, 1885, Alexander 
Stewart Ewart of Seda^lia, Mo., b. in Pa., 10 Oct., 1856; res. lola, 
iv Charles Arthur, b. 29 June, 1864; m. (1) 31 July, 1887, Pauline 
Harline, who d.; m. (2) 5 March, 1894, widow Mary Leet; res. 
Denver, Colo. 



418 THE HISTORY OF THE BRIGHAM FAMILY! 

571 STEPHEN NATHANIEL BROOKS^ son of Edmond« 
and Mary (Brooks) Brigham; born in West Boylston, Mass., 18 
July, 1811; died 6 June, 1856; married 30 March, 1842, Betsey 
Bathia Lee; born 12 Nov., 1822; died 20 Aug., 1902. 

Children: 

i Ellen Ma^ia^ b. 26 Jan., 1844; d. ; m. Charles H. 

Damon; 2 ch. 
ii Silas Brooks, b. 11 Aug., 1845; d. 21 Oct., 1848. 
iii Eunice Delpha, b. 2 July, 1848; d. 6 Sept., 1904; m. Charles 

F. J. Kitchener; 3 ch. 
iv Sarah Emma, b. 29 April, 1851; m. 24 Dec, 1879, Walter E. 

Blanchard; res. s. p., Lynn, Mass. 
V George Henry, b. 23 Jan., 1853; d. 13 Oct., 1857. 
vi Herbert Irving, b. 28 Feb., 1855; d. 11 Aug., 1856. 

572 MOSES^, son of Jabez*' and Nancy (Kingsbury) Brigham; 
born 10 May, 1798; died 8 Feb., 1866; married (1) 3 Dec, 1818, 
Chloe, daughter of Nathan Pond of Walpole, Mass.; born 1 Feb., 
1798; died 30 May, 1846; married (2) in 1847, Sarah T. Huse, 
of Newburyport, Mass. He resided in Chicopee, Mass. 

Children, born in Worcester: 
772 i Charles Augustus Goodrich', b. 3 Dec, 1823. 
ii Olivia Ann, b. 13 May, 1826; d. 1849. 

573 HOSEA% son of Jabez" and Nancy (Kingsbury) Brig- 
ham; born in Worcester, Mass., 6 Dec, 1802; died 26 July, 1837; 
married 17 March, 1825, Mary, daughter Nathaniel Pond of Wal- 
pole, Mass.; born 24 Dec, 1805. 

Child, born in Worcester: 

i Harriet Maria*, b. 15 Oct., 1826; d. 1 Sept., 1850; m. — 

Bates. Ch., b. in Worcester (Bates): 
I> Ella M.\ b. 26 Aug., 1846; d. 13 Aug., 1879; m. in Enfield, 

Conn., May, 1876, . 

2 Mary K., b. 13 July, 1850; m. 1 June, 1871, Henry H. Ellis 
of Springfield, Mass. Ch. (Ellis): i Henry B."; ii Leon T. 

574 MARGARET^ daughter of Jabez« and Nancy (Kings- 
bury) Brigham; born , 1808; died 17 March, 1846; mar- 
ried 30 April, 1830, William Trowbridge, son of iVlpheus and 
Mary (Trowbridge) Merrifield of Worcester, Mass.; born 10 April, 
1807- He married for his second wife, Maria C. Brigham, 414. 
He resided in Worcester. 

Children (M