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History of the descendants of John 
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HISTORY 



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DESCENDANTS 



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OHN WHITMAjN 



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A SEARCH among the New Eu^'land records seerns to' 
indicate that but seven persons bearing the name ol 
Whitman emigrated to America ])rior to 1680; these are: 

1. John Whitman, the xVncestor. 

2. Zachariah "Wliitnian, a brother of the Ancestor. 
According to HuttrnT lie came in the " sliip Truelove, 
Jo. Gibbs, Master,"' leaving London, Sept. 19, i6o5. 
The slhp's register give tlie names of " Zacharia Whit- 
man," aged 40; "Sara AVhitmnn," aged 25; " Zaciia 
Whitman,'- aged 2.j : the cliild prtjbablv died soon after 
his arrival, as no mention is aftervvai'ds made of liim. 
Zachariah settled first in Dorchester. The Dorchester 
recoi'ds show that J [in. 16, 1636, "Zachariah "Whitemavi 
and Henry Withington " were ordered "to ve^v the pale in 
the feiid next to tlieir houses." In tlie list of allotments 
of pasture to Dorcliester citizens, mider date of March IS, 
1637 «, "Mr. "Whitman" was allowed " ISJ akers on the 
neche ;" also "13] akers of the Cowes pasture;" his 
name appears third on the list, only ])reeeded by those of 
"Mr. Stonghton " and -Olr. Glover;" his position on this 
list, together witii the prefix of " ^^Ir.," indicate that he was 
a man of means and position. The early seti-lement oi' 
the New Haven Colony was mostly l^y Doi'chcster })eople, 
wlio sailed from Boston, March ,■•.(.), 163N: tlieir first Sun- 
day, xV]}ril 18, was (»i>scrved by Mr. I)aven])<a'L pi-enching 



xn IXTRODUCTION. 

ill tlic morning' and ?ilr. Pnulden in the al'tenioon. Some 
differences soon occiirred in the colony- between the friends 
of l[r. l);ivenport and ^iv. Priiddeii. wliicli occasioned tlie 
separation of the followers of tlie latter gentleman, and 
althoug'h they were all uiven allotments of lands in the 
so-called " Ilenfordvlni-e quarter," still they seem to have 
moved in a body to tiieir new settlement of ^lilford. This 
purchase v\-as made from the Indians, Feb. 12, KloO, the 
deed being taken by Vrilliam Fo'wler, Edmund Tapp, 
Zachariah AVhitman, Benjamin Fenn and Alexander Brvan 
in trust for the planters. The first enrollment was made 
Nov. 29, K!39, Zachariah Whitman heading the list. 

The church records of Milford contain the following 
entry in the handwriting of Mr. Frudden : "At Milford, 
I, Peter Prudden, was called to ye ollice of a Pastour in 
this Ch.urch, and^')rdained at New Plaven by Zachariah 
Whitman, William Fowler, Edmund Tap]:), designated by 
ye Church for that purpose, Zachariah Whitiuan being ye 
Moderator for that meeting, in a day of solenni Immiliation, 
upon ye 3^'*^ Saturday in April, being, I remember, ye. 
18^^ da}' of April, 1G40." 

xVt a pre\ious meeting, held in Kew Haven, Aug. 22, 
1639, Zachariah A'\ hitman had been chosen one of tlie 
"seven pillars" of tlie ^iTilford Oliurch. 

In tlie list of ]>I-ilord jdanters, uiade in 1643, the family 
of Zachariah Whitman was entered as comprising two 
persons and " 800 estates." 

Juno 20, 1645, Zachariah AYhitman was ordained 
" Ruling Elder," which position he retained till liis death, 
as the records show that the second ministei', Mr. Eoger 
Newton, was installed, Aug. 22, 166(,), by "Elder Whit- 
man" and deacon Joim Fletcher and L'obert Treat, Esq. 

He was chosen a delegate to llie " General Court," held 
April 3, 1644. 

In the original }dan of New Haven, made 1641, Mr. 
Whitman was allotted a plot of ground in the "Hertford- 



, IXTKODUCTJON. xiii 

sliire quarter," now rlie S. W. corner of Cliapel and Colleo-e 
streets; be retained Iiis interest in this plot till 1G17, when 
lie transferred it to ^h'. Bi'acey. 

He d. April 23, 1GG3; his wife d. (buried Jan. 2, 
1670/71) leaving a nnncupative will, in which she mentions 
her "cousins,'-' George Clark, John Streaine, Zacharv 
Whitman ; the inventory amounted to X'SoO Tlie fol- 
lowing copy of tlie ^^■ill of Zachariah Whitjnan vras 
obtained fi'om the Probate records in Nevr Haven : 

THE LAST WILL AXD TESTAMENT OF ZACHARY WHITMAN OF 
3IILFORD, DECEASED, 

The 2-Itij of Ye 2d Moth, 1666. 

Memoranduia that I, Zacliaiy Whitman of 3Iilford. in the Colony of Con- 
necticut, being weake of i^ody but of perfect memory, iloo make tliis my last 
will and testament in manner ct fornie as follov.-eth : 

Item. I give to Mr. Roger Newroji five pound. 

Item. 1 give to my eou>in, Zachary Wliitman, ray brother's son, my 
house & land at ye decease of my M-ife. 

Item. I give to my cousin, Zacliary Whitman, all the boolies my wife can 
spare. 

Item. I give to my cousin, George Clarke, twenty pounds, to be payd, 
ten pound in one yeare's end. and ten pound at ye end of ye n-.-xt yeare. 

Item. I give to my cousin, .Jolm Streame. ten pound at tins yeare's end, 
ten poujid at ye next yeare's end to be jiayd. 

Item. I give Doctor Preston's books to my cousin, Clarke, and my cousin, 
Streame. 

Item. I leave ye rest of my estate to my wile & make her my Executrix. 

I desire Mr. lien, Thomas Welsh, Thomas Wheeler, Richard Plat, to see 
this my will & testament fulfili^d. 

ZACHARY WHITMAN. 

\Vituess : Richard Plat. Thomas Welsh, 

The raarke T oi Thomas Wheeler. 

Richard Plat, one of the abovo- najued v.-itness, was apointed by the 
testator to subscribe his name to tlio will above writ, which wee doe alsoe 
testifye. 

Thomas Welsh, Thomas Wheeler, his T marke. 
The witnesses Sworne in court & ye will approved & execution grannted 
to ye Plvecutrix with ye s' will annext. 

As Atte.^t, JAMES BISHOP, Clerk. 

o. TJje name of Henry Whitman a})pears among the 

early proprietors of Vv'^eymonthj'in IGol receiving 32 lot.s; 

'there is, liowever, bui this single reference, but whether it 

was an error of recoid, or he d. without issue soon after, 

is unknown. 



IXTRODUCTIOX. 



4. In the list of persons nicide free, :\ray 19, IGSO, is the 
name of Abraliani Wliitnian of Weymouth ; this is also an 
isolated entry, and the name does not ao-ain occur. 

5. llutton nientlons among the passengers by the sin']) 
"Abigail," June 20, 1635, the names of "Robert White- 
man " and wife " Susan ;" he was one of the early settlers 
of Essex and Old Norfolk, and, KUL appears as one of 
the conmion proprietors of Ipswich. At a meetin.o^ of the 
General Court, held }day 6, liUG, J^oljert A^djitman of 
Ipswich was excused from guni-d duty on account of old 
age. Judge AVhitman states that liis name appears as one 
of the proj.rietois of Ipswich as late as 1G70; he also 
states that he was illiterate, as he executed several con.vey- 
ances by making his mark. 

Robert left a large number of descendants, among vrhom 
the sui-name of " Davis " was of trr^quent occurrence ; many 
of them settled in IV.ston, and followed the trade of 
caulker. The early interments, in the " Copps Mill curv- 
ing Ground," of persons by the name of Whitman, were 
evidently of this family; several Whitmans ap])eaT on the 
records of Ilingham tliat were ]:>robably also of tliis branch. 
The Insl "Davis Vnhtman " d. without male issue at Lan- 
caster, Mass., 1844, aged 82, where fo)' many years he had 
held the oifice of Town Clerk and had been active in the 
goveiTunent of the tovvn. The M'riter has found no others 
^vho could be traced back to this Robert. 

G. 'I'he name of "Valentine Vrhitman " occurs amon^T 
the first settlers of Providence, R. I.; he is mentioned as 
acting as interpreter to the Indians; he d. Jan. 2G, 1701, 
having had, according to Providence records, three daugh- 
ters and one son, Valentine, Jr. From this family are 
descended nearly all tliose pej-sons befiring tlie name of 
Whitman who reside in Rhode Islajid, also a majority of 
the A\1n'tnians who settled in Ve]-morit and Northern New 
York. 



INTRODUCTION. 



' 7. At a meeting of tlie General Court of Kew H^.e-v--- 
held Oct. 17, 1655, reference is made to Joseph V7hir. '">-- 
of Stratford, Ct. ; 3Iay 12, 1G64, Joseph Wliitman^c: 
Huntino'ton, Long I.-hind, was made a freeman of the New 
Haven Cok)ny; without doubt these entries refer to the 
same person. 

From this Huntington family are descended the Long 
Ishand Wliitmans, many of the name who settled in 
Central New Yorh and Canada, and wdio are scattered 
over tlie Western country ; it is not known wliether tiic 
Pennsylvania family oarne from this Joseph or from an 
early German emigration to I^Iaryland. Walt Whitman, 
the poet, is a descendant of this Joseph. 

8. There are a large number of families of "Whitmans 
VNdio are descended from emigrants coming after 1700; 
exceptirig a Scotch family in North Carolina tliey are all 
of German descent ; the most numerous of tliese famihes 
is one descended from Jolm Whitman, b. Germany, Nov. 
24, 173-4, and :\Iary Kiblingen his wife, b. Germany, July 
8, 1745 ; he settled in Ashburnham, Mass., his eldest son 
being born in that town, Fel>. 22, 1769; he left a family 
of four sons and four daugliters. 

[I. There is anotlier family, the ])rincipal member's of 
wdiich are settled in Springfield and Westiield, Mass., and 
Trov, N. Y. ; thev are tlie descendants of Kev. Jesse 
Wightman, b. Groton, Ct., 1783, son of Kev. Timothy 
Wightman of Groton, he the son of Valentine AVightman, 
b. No. Kingston, R. I., 1681. The father of Valentine;, 
tradition reports, was one of live brothers who came to 
this countrv, all of ^vhom wtu'e Baptists. As they settled 
in Bhode Island, it is possible tliat the Valentine Whitman 
of Providence was one of tlicm. 

The R<.n\ Jesse, above refei-red to, came to Springfield, 
Mass., about 1800, was the first Pastor of the First Baptist 
Clmrch of West Springfield, and for some rea.-on changed 
liis name to " Whitman " 



Yin PREF-\CE. 

oiigiii. Such curiosity seems to be nalura!, and, at tlie 
same time, indicative of a respectful regard to tliose but 
for vvliom we siioidd not have existed. If so fortunate as 
to find them wortliy and respectable the emotion excited 
is agreealjle ; and the mind deligdits to dwell in contem- 
plation upon the incidents of their lives. Biograph)' is at 
all times jileasing- and the source of valuable instruction. 
}lo^v nuTch more so when the subject is a relative or an 
inmi ediate ancestor. 

*' The posterity of Johx AVii jtmax, ^vlio, by way of dis- 
tinction in these- sketches, will often be denominated the 
Ancestor, will seldom find occasion to blush upon lor-k- 
ing back upon the past lives of those fn-m whom thev 
have derived their origin. Fortunate, indeed, may the 
generations now in being esteem themselves, if they can 
be sure to bequeath to their posterity an equal soiu'ce of 
felicitation. 

'*A speculatictn of rliis kind may, by man\', be deemed 
unprofitable. Such, however, are but superficial ob- 
servers. No virtuously disposed mind can look back 
upon a long li]ie of truly venei-able ancestors without 
feeling his motive to a virtuous life sti'engthened. He 
can scarcely ]it'l]-» feeling that it is not for him to be the 
first to bring disgrace upon his lineage. It Avill, more- 
over, lead him to rellect tluit his posterity also will be 
looking back and c< >mj)ari ng his life with that of his 
progenitors. And who in such case can fiiil to feel as a 
father in the presence of his offspring ? And that sad 
indeed >vould it be to find them crimsoned ^vlth shame 
at witnessing in him a mortif^'ing exemplar. 

"The following sketclies are confimed principally to the 
four first generations, including tlie common ancesior. 
Under cacli mcPjdjer of tlu- fonrth generation, however, 
will bo f«:tu]id n c:enealogic;d statement oi' his pjosteritv 
for one or more genern lions further. ?.iany errors will 
doubtless be discovered, especially as to the later genera- 



PREFACE, 



IX 



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"tions. Those now in being are so numerous and so 
" much scattered, that full and distinct information is not 
" easy to be obtained concerning them. As it respects the 
" female branches, it has not been practicable to trace their 
" descendants in any instance to any considerable extent." 

An almost complete record has been obtained of the 
male descendants of all of the sons of the Ancestor except 
John-. Continued and careful investigation has, however, 
failed to complete in' tliis line the families of John'^, Jesse'^ 
SamueP and D":;- r, - "^ 

It is hoped :; ■;: the reward of his labors will be refi'eived 
in the indulgence and favorable .commendation of the 
readers. "' .:. „_ 

■'^"::;; :::::S::;5;i,r.;,,;;^^ h. farnam. 

New Haven, July, 1889. 




Tiitnaxt. 



JOHN WPIITMA^sT 



OF 



AVEY]MOIJTH. 



FIRST genp:ration. 

1. JoHN^ Whitman, one of the earliest settlers of tlie 
town of Weyniontli, in the State of Massachusetts, is tlie 
Ancestor, if not of all, yet of nearly all of the name of 
Vv'hitman, as well as of an eqnal number, at least, bearino- 
other names, in this countrv. He came from Enoh'.nd, 
but from what [larticular part of it cannot be ascertained. 
lie may have • orig-Jnated from Holt, in the county of 
Norfolk. Tiie name of WlnHvnnan has existed there. In 
the list of those copied into ATinthrop's Journal, who were 
admitted freemen, the name of ihe above Jolm is spelled 
with an e, as are tliose of Holt. Governor AVinthrop and 
his compan}' came principally from the vicinity, and, 
pi-obably, some of them, from tlie town of Holt. And 
John came o\'er, if not at the same time, vet not many 
years after, and attached liimself to tlie same comnanv 
and, it may be presumed, Vvas allured thither by his 
neighbors and friends, who either came with or had 
preceded him a few vears. The c may have l)een omitted 
by him, as ho and his posterity have over written their 
names witlictut it. 
1 



2 THE IjESCEXDANTS OF 

Tlicre was, llo^^"ever, a John Wliitman, meiitionod Ijy 
Fox, ill liis ]\I:ii1vi-nlooy, wlio was of Kyo, near Dover, 
and, as it Avould sceni, much of an entlnisiast. He left 
his family at l\}'e in 1572, abrnj)tly, and crossed over to 
Ostend, and there denieanino- liiniself fanaticallv and 
offensively to tlie Roman Catholics of tl)ar ])lace, was 
appreliended and consi;^ned to the flames, in wliich he 
perished ^vitllont n^pinin^- and in seeming- exultation. He 
was foi'ty-nine years of age and left a large funnily at llxe. 
It is ])0ssible that our Ancestor, who was born near the 
connnencement of the succeeding century, may have been 
grandson of the martvr. 

Our .Ancestor must have arrived in this country some 
time, and probably some years, prior to December, 1G38, 
wlien, as it appears by AYinthroj)'s Journal, he was made 
free, viz: admitted to the lights and privileges of a citizen. 
This was not usually adnn'ssible until after a ju'obationarv 
residence of some time, and never until after admission as 
a meml)er of some established churcli. He probably 
settled at Weymouth,^- twelve miles south of l^oston, soon 
after his arrivjd, but at what ])recise period cannot be 
ascertained. He was, by the Governor and assistants, 
appointed an ensign there in 1G45, which -^Aas, ])robaljlv, 
the first military a})pointinent in that town. In the same 
year he was, by the same autliority, with two others, 

* Tlic tmvii nf Weymov.th lies on llie south sid-j of a jiavi^Mble strcnm 
called Fort' Kiver, which separates it from Braintree. By the means of its 
packets it has ever had an intimate con.ncetion with Tk>ston. Tlie first 
attempt at a settlement there A\as U»;30, at wliirh time a company from 
En<;land liad been sent out for thepnrjVMse under the patronage of a 
ntercaniile gentleman l\v t!ie name of We.T>ton. Tliis attempt, owing to tlie 
liostilivy of the Indians, provoked bj- the improvidence and misdemeanors of 
the emigrants, proved unfortunate, and in l'):?3 was abandoned. In 1G24, 
Capi. Kobert Gorges, son of Sir I'erdinando Gorges, renewed the attempt, 
and a settlement was cummenccd by emigrants from AVej'moutli in Englan.d, 
of good character and maintained, and in V'>^'4, tlie place was incorporated 
as a town. Its loral situation secured to it )nauy advantag«s, being conven- 
iently accLSsible from the .^a, and enjoying pvery facility foi- being supplied 
with the ]iroducts of ihe ocean as well as of llie land, and Iriving the market 
ol" the metropolis clo.^e at iiund. 



JOHN WITIT^IAN OF V.'EVMOUTII. 3 

appointed "to end small controversies" there. What 
authority was exercised under the latter commission is n.ot 
precisely knoNvn, but, probably, not verv dissimilar to 
that wliicli Avas subsequently expected of justices of the 
peace, lie was also deacon of the church there, probablv 
fi'om its first establishment, until his death, which was on 
November 13, lGft2. 

He must have lived to a verv advanced age, pi'obablv 
but little, if any, short of ninetv years. This sujjposition 
is strengtliened by tlie fact, tliat the youngest of his four 
sons, who was. proba1)ly, the youngest of nine children, 
was born in 164-i. And his oldest son, Thomas, gave a 
deposition in 1679, by which it ap})ears that he was born 
in 1629. Some of the daughters may have been older, 
and they probably ^vei'e, as it is scarcely to be presumed 
that the nine children were all born in the course of fifteen 
years; especially as their parents were separated for four 
years or more of tlie time, the family not having removed 
to this countrv till about 1641. The tradition, anionic the 
descendants of Thomas, lias been that he was about twelve 
years old when h.e ^N'as brought to this country. Thus it 
results, as probable, that the Ancestoi' was married not far 
from 1625; and early marriages not being so common in 
Eno'land as in this countrv, it mav be reasonable to 
suppose tliat he was not married till twenty-three years of 
age. Tliis would make him about ninety at his decease. 

lie liad a brotlier, Zachariah, wJio emigrated at the 
time he did, or soon after: and settled in Milford, in 
Connecticut, who is spoken of in the church records and 
history of that town as earlv as 1639. He was one of tlie 
ruling elders, and assisted at the oi'dination, in that town, 
of the Rev. lioger Newton, by the imposition of hands. 
These and some otlier circumstances concerning him are 
noticed in Trumbuirs History. A\nien he died is not 
known; but probal)lv not until advanced in vears. He 
k'ft no issue. His estate in ^lilford he bequeatlied to his 



4 THE DESCEN'DAXTS OF 

nephoAv, the Rev. Zecliariali AYliitman, son of our Ancestor. 
Tlie farm which he occupied is called the AYhitman farm 
to this day, and is now in the occupation of a man by the 
name of Fenn. 

There was a Robert Whitman, also, who settled at 
Ipswicli. Whether he was a brotlier, or but a relative, or 
neither, of the Ancestor, is not ascertained. He came 
over about the same time and arrived at the same place, 
and settled in tlie same colony. He was illiterate while 
the others were well educated, which makes it doubtful if 
he Avere of the same family. Whether he left any issue 
cannot be certainly known. There is no trace of any in 
the records, or in the recollection of the elderly people of 
Ipswich. And what he did with his estate is not known. 
There are conveyances on record to and from him and his 
wife Susan. And in 1679, he was recogniijed as one of 
the proprietors of the connnon lands in Ipswich, ajid his 
name appears on the records there on various occasions at 
that period. 

If he left any posterity, a Francis Whitman, a ship- 
wright, in Boston, wlio died in ITO'S, aged fifty years, 
may have been his son. He was not the son or grandson 
of our Ancestor. He left ])0sterity in Boston, viz : Frajicis, 
Mary and Sarah. His widow Mary survived him ; and, 
with her cliildi'cn, made a deed of land on Essex sti'eet, in 
Boston, in 1718. Francis, the son, is called ship-wright 
also; and was without doubt tlie same who was. in 1755, 
Captain of the Ancient and Honorable xVrtillery Company 
in Boston. And Elizabeth Whitman, a widov\', who made 
her will in Boston, in 17G0, and who therein mentions a 
Francis Whitman as her son, was doubtless his widow. 
And tlie latter Francis was probably an only son, if not 
an only child. Aiul it is not ascertained that he left any 
posterity. AVith him jjrobably ended the descendants in 
the male line of the lii'st Francis. 

There was, at an early ])en()d, in Providence, R. I., a 



j(ui.n; wjiitma.n of we Y:\rouTn. 5 

Valentine Whitman. He is mentioned in some of tlie 
ancient documents a^ an interpreter to tlie Indians. Wliat 
posterity he left, or Avliat became of In'm, is not certainly 
known. The family by the name of Whitman, who have 
been for many years inliabitants of Providence, were not 
of his posterity. Tlierc ai'c, liowever, in the town of 
Warwick, in K. [., a progen) , who may and probablv 
have descended iVoui liim. Tliey cannot be t)'aced to any 
othei- origin. And tlie name of Valentine is said to be 
common among them. Whether he was a brotlier, or any 
connection of our Ancestor, cannot be ascertained. He 
probably emigrated about tlie same time. 

John, Zachariali, Robert and Valentine are, it is believed, 
the only persons of tlie name that ever emigrated to Xew 
England. They must have emigrated about the same 
time. These cii-cumstances seem to render it probable 
that ihey \\ ere at least relatives. John and Zachariah are 
knowii to have been brothers. It is most probable the 
others were but relatives to these in a more remote deo-ree. 
If they had been brothers, some trace of it would have 
been discoverable from wdiat had been preserved f)-om 
John and Zachariah. 

John Whitman owned and lived u})on a farm adjoining 
the north side of the highway, leading by the north side 
of tlie mei^ing-honse of the noith parish in Weymouth, 
aiid direi:tly otf against it, and extending to Weymouth 
river; and his dwelling-house was situated near the center 
of it. A part of tlie dwellino-Jiousc now remainiiio- there 
is said to be loO years old. If so, the Ancestor must have 
resided in it a dozen years before his death. It was built 
in the old st}-le, being a wooden house, two stories in front, 
facing the meeting-house, and one in tlie rear towards the 
rivei-, and well preserved with ])aint. 

The same farm, entire, has descended, liy bequest, from 
father to son, until ISOG, when the Ancestor's great grand- 
son, Abial), dying without issue, leaving two wddoAved 



6 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

sisters, liis ]ieirs-;it-l,'nv, one of tliein, a Mrs. Salisburv, 
pnrclia.sed out tlie other, and lias left it to her posterity, 
one or more of v/hoin now own and occupy it. Thus it 
still remains, and ever has remained, in uidjroken succes- 
sion, in its iirst jiossessor and liis descendants, for nearly 
two centui'ies — an in.staiice the like of whicli does not often 
occur. 

lie was undoubtedly a worthy man. His enterprise had 
brougiit hini to a new country, pi'obably with but little if 
any estate. He had, like most adventurer.-; into a new 
country, his own fortune to achieve. The wilderness was 
alone open to him. An undaunted resolution must have 
uroed him forward. His wile and several children had 
been left in the country fi-om which he had migTated — 
three thousand miles of ocean intervenino- between them. 
His onh' hope of agiiin rejoining them, with emotions of 
unalloyed felicity, depended on his ability to carve from 
the wilderness the source of a comfortable subsistence. 
Affection on the one hand, and almost desperation on tlie 
other, stimulated his exertions. Joy and sadness must 
have alternated in his bi-east, as tlie idols of Ins atfectio-n, 
or the prospect before hinij were uppermost in his mind. 
Years had elapsed before he couhi be allowed to reah'ze 
that the day of anxiety and solicitude had passed away. 
In IG-U, however, according to traditionary account, th.e 
measure of his felicity was made full by the arrival of his 
family, and their establishment on the venerated spot, in 
the town of Weymouth, where he had unremittingly toiled 
in antici})ation of this consummation of his fondest hopes. 
There he would seem to have been trebly blessed with 
com])etency, oifspring- and length of days — his competency 
the fruit of industry, his olTsjjring the gift of heaven, and 
his length of days the reward of tempei'ance and virtue. 

In him liis posterity have an exam))le worthy of imita- 
tit)ii. His vii'tues were, not of the obtrusive kind, nor 
adapted to catch the ])Opula)' admiration. He was, pi'oba- 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTIF. 



blv, incapable of exploits tlmt would astonish the cro\vd ; 
or, it' he was, his ambition did not prompt him to the 
attempt. Many a man has been lauded to tlie skies for 
the tricks of a mere mountebank without one single virtue 
to recommend him. Xine-tenths of the lieroes of all 
times are of this oi'der. Sucli is human natui-e, and so 
prone to the marvelous, and to be dnzzled ^^■itll external 
show and pom]), and 1o be blinded by it, and utterly reck- 
less of what is simple, amiable and really praiseworthy ! 

But our ancestor, who feared Clod and hated covetons- 
ness ; wdio did good continually all the days of a long life ; 
who by honest industry and without oltence to any one 
nurtured and educated a large family, and fitted tliem to 
become citizens worthy of any counti-y ; who was an 
exem])lar to all around him; wlio bi'aved and endured 
hardships and privations few can realize ; and hnally, who 
fulfdled every civil, relia'ious and moral obligation, must 
not be forgotten by his numerous posterity. His vii'lues 
should be their virtues, and his history should be deeply 
engraven on tlieir minds. To reverence and venerate our 
ancestors would seem to be but an instinct of nature. At 
any rate, it is a dictate of humanity, in eveiy form of 
existence, from the most savage to the most civilized state, 
and so ordered for wise purposes. From veneration, 
imitation, if not emulation, will follow. Let us then 
cherish and not endeavor to extinguish this propensity. 
Let lis honor oio- prof/ei/itors tJiat our (hujs mail ^-^^ ^nany iit tJie 
land wldch the Lord our God hatli given us. 

Tlie foregoing has been taken from Judge ^Yhitman's 
pamphlet published in J 821; recent researches have 
enabled the author to obtain some additional data. 

(1.) As to the time of his arrival in this country a 
corres[)ondent lias sent a m)te stating that he arrived in 
tlie sln'p Confidence. Dec, 1(kJ8, but is unable to give Ids 
authority; the onlv trouble with this date is, that if 
authentic, he was made a freeman the same moiith, a 



THE DESCENDANTS OF 



rather unusual occuiTence, tliouiili Lis In-otJier had ah'cady 
been in the country since IGoo, and was a prominent 
member of the settlement at l^orchester, which may have 
accounted for this earh addition to the list of freemen. 

(2.) The exact date of his settlement in Weymoutli has 
not been ascertained, bur he appears among- those who 
received allotments c»f hmd in the list of 1G42 ; his share 
is described in tlie We}"mouth records as: 

"Twentv and one acres in the west ftield, fifteene of 
them upland and six of salt marsh, bounded on the east 
with a liio-h wjiie, on the west and north with a creeke, on 
the south with land of AValter Harris — ffower acres and 
halfe on the western neck bounded on the east with a 
creeke, on the west with a meadow, on the north the land 
of Thomas Streame and the land of Mr. Jenner on the 
south — eleven acres in Harrison's Eainge first given to 
himselfe, the land of William Hues on the east, a swamp 
on the we^t, the land of Hugh I\oe on the north and ,AIr. 
NcAvman on the south — sixty acres by the great pond ilrst 
given to Mr. Hull, bounded on the east with land of 
AVilliam Carpenter, on the west with a swamp and the 
pond on tlie south — fibur acres of ftresh marsli first given 
to Mr. Hull, bounded with a creek on the east and Ed\vard 
Benete's marsh on the south." 

In the list of 1G51 Ensi<>-n Whitman is o-iven 12 lots of 
land, and on the list of 16G3 he receives 81 lots comprising 
60 acres. 

The fir.>t deed on record to John Whitman bears date 
10.28, 1G4U, in v,hirh Thomas Jenner of Charlestown 
p-rants to Elder Bates and John Whitman of Wevmouth 
'' one dwelling house at Wevmouth (now in possession of 
John KingX two orchards and t^^'enty-one acres adjoining 
more or less ; also twelve acres at ve ^^'estern neck, be it 
more or less; also half an acre upon Grape Island, be it 
more or less ; also ibily acres, v\'hich is his own pp (proper) 
lot, be it more or less, and eighteen acres which was his 



JOHN W}IITMA^" OF WEYMOITTTI. 9 

father's; also ye round iiiarsli, being four acres more or 
less, and one acre of fresh marsli adjoinino-, and six acres 
of niai'sli above ve fresh porid and a wood lot on Ilingham 
side." 

The first deed on record made by John Whitman bears 
date Marcli 19, 1GL8, by winch, he sells to AVilliam 
Havward about 22 acres of land in " Braintry " which he 
had purchased of James Nash. 

These enti-ies show that he must have been one of the 
most extensive holders of real estate in the town, 

(3.) His office of ensign he held till March 16, IGSO, 
when he was relieved from further duty and Ephraim 
Hunt, Jr., appointed in his place. 

(4.) At a sessi»jn of the General Court held May 15, 
1664, on the occasion of John Barrell and Kichard AY aver 
being sent as messengers 1o the Indians, John Whitman 
was allovred four sliillings a day "for his paynes'' and 
use of 'Miis horse in \q journey he was employed in foi' 
the countrye's services to the Xarrowgansetts." 

j\lay 14, 1645, the Court granted a petition of "the 
Town Weymouth" that Capt. Perkins, William Torrey 
and John Whitman mav be authorized by the Court to 
hear and determine as committees all actions in the towii 
under 20 shillings; the followiiig year, Nov. 4, 1646, 
" Les^ Tory," John Whitman and Thomas Dyer were 
chosen to end small causes and controversies at Weymouth. 

(5.) The Whitman Homestead remained in the family 
till 1830; Judge Whitman's book was written in 1821. 

(6.) In the Wevmouth i-ecorrls is found this entry: 
"died 18.17, 1662, IkUth, wife of John Whitman;" tliere 
is evidently an en'or as to date, which should probably 
read: " d. 8.17, 1662;" some tlnnk this was the wife of 
John', while otiiers think it refers to Ruth Heed, wife of 
John"-. The date of the l)irth of the eldest child of John'', 
viz: Ifuth, b. Feb. 1, 1663, would, liowevei', indicate that 
it must b<j the wife of John^ 44ie loss of ihe early church 



10 . THE DESCENDANTS OF 

records on wliich the name of the wife of Jolm^ would 
appear destro\s any ojtportuinty of clearing the mystery 
reg-ardinii- her name. 

(7.) Judii'c Whitman sufi:gests that Jolni^ came from 
Holt; in some branches of the family there is a tradition 
that he came from Coventry ; I am, however, of the opinion 
that he came from Herefordshire, basing my opinion on 
the i^ict that when Zachariali, tlie brother of John\ settled 
in New Haven, he located in the so-called " Herefordslnre 
quarter;" the settlers in this "quarter," under the lead of 
Peter Prudden, a Hereford minister, abandoned New 
Haven in a body and settled at Milford. It seems hardly 
probable that Zachariali should during bis brief residence 
in this countrv have formed suihciently strong attachments 
to any party to have joined in the formation of a new 
settlement unless he had known some of them in England. 
The records at Hereford have been for some time in such 
a condition tliat search among them was impossible, so I 
have been unable to verify my own theory. 

He had four sons and five daughters, all but one of 
whom survived him, and six of whom lived to be over 
eiirhtv. 



See Preface, page vi, for further data regarding 
supposed English origin of Jolm^ 



joiix \vnir>[AN OF weymouth ix 



SECOND G E X E R A T I N 



2. Thomas- (40), b. about 1G29; d. 1712. 

3. John- (48), b ; d. Feb. 1, 1713. 
A. Zechariah^' (54), b. 1644; Nov. 5, 172(3. 

5. Abiah- (G4), b. 164G; d. Jan. 28, 1727/8. 



G. Sarah,- b. ; m. about 1G53 Abraham, son 

of Thomas Jones, "tlie tailor" of Hinghau], b 1629; d. 
Jan. 25, 1718 ; she d. June 11, 1718 ; tliey resided at Hull. 
Slio was doubtless the eldest child of the Ancestoi-, judging 
from the date of lier marriage; Sewall mentions that 
Abraham Jones lived with his wife Sarah vrithin a month 
or two of G5 years, and that he was in his 89th year; liis 
will was dated Jan. 8, 171617, a codicil was made June 
21, 1716/17; Sewall mentions that Rev. ]\tr. Whitman was 
a witness and ''prayed with us ;" it is supposed there were. 
9 c., one of whom, a son, d. before his father; the will 
mentions wife Sarah, 6 sons and daughtei- Sarah, deceased. 

7. 1. Tliomas Jones^, b. about 165G/7. 

8. 2. Abraham Jones"', b. 1659; was made a freeman 
1680. 

9. 3. Joseph Jones'^, b. ; ni. Lydia ; d. 

1769 (Hull Church Record). 

10. 4. Benjamin Jones'', 1). 1668; m. Elizabeth , 

b. IGGS; d. Se}.t. 13, 17-18; he d. Dec. 27, 1748, aged 80. 

11. 5. Dea. John Jones', b. 16G9; m. Sarah , b. 

1667; vv-ent to that part of .Mendon since Mi 1 ford ; was 
deacon of .^lilford church; he tli-st apjjears on the tax list 
of 1703; the s;;me year John .Tones of Hull was aranted 



12 TJIK DESCENDANTS OF 

tweiitv aci'os of l.iud, provided lio iuipi-ove it iV»r his house 
h:»t ; h(3 built ;i house upon the cast h:\]\]s. of Mill river, now 
in the vilhig-e oi" llopethile, towu of Milford ; the town 
records sliow o c. of Jolni and Sarali, viz: 

12. Lydia Jones^, b. Sept. 17, 1705. 

lo Aiiraliam Jones^ b. July 2, 1708. 

14. Joseph Jones', b. Dec. 27, 1700. 
Also followini'- chihh"eM of John and Abi^'ail Jones, 

\ perha])s by a 2d marriage : 

15. Cornelius Jones', b. April 20, 1727. 
;,r. IG. Abigail Jones', h. March 28, 1731. 
;S^\ 17. David Jones\ 1). Feb. ID, 1733. 
■' ^' 18. Hannah Jones\ b. Aug. 20, 1736. ji^l 

19. I^)ridget Jones\ b. Ma}' 3 (the year is torn off). 

20. (J. Epln-aini Jones"', b. ; ni. 1. Braintree, 
Jan. 13, 1708, Mary Spear; she d. Nov. 12, 1713; m. 2. 
April 5, 1711, Alary Adams; she d. Jan. 30, 1731; m. -3. 
April 10, 1735, llannali Copeland ; he settled at Braintree, 

^^ wliere lie d. Jan. 27,'"iHii2 ; Braintree records show 2 c. 
\\ 21. I. Ephraim Jones, Jr.\ b. April 23, 1700; m. Dec. 

2, 1731, Mary Copeland; Braintree records show birth of 
11 c. 

22. 1. Abraham Jones^ b. Sept. 4, 1732. 

23. 2. ]\loses Jones', b. Sept, 27, 1734. 

24. 3. Abraham Jones'*, b. March 13, 1738. 

25. 4. Hannah Jones"", b. March 8, 1739. 

26. 5. Eph)-aim Jones, J r.\ b. Sept. 12, 1742 ; d. young. 

27. 6. John Jones"', b. Jan 27, 1744. ^ 

• 28. 7. Joseph Jones^ ) 

on o AT T -, > b. leb. 24, 1 ^4b. 

29. 8. Mary Jones', ) 

30. 9. Ephraim Jones, Jr.'^, b. So])t. 1, 1751. 

31. 10. Hannah Jones\ b. Feb. 19, 1755. 

32. 11. Betty Jones\ b. Juno 13, 1758. 

33. II. Mary Jones^ b. April 12, 1711. 

34. 7. Josiah Jones"'; mentioned by Savage, but not 
mentioned in his father's will. 






JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 13 

35. 8. Sai'ah Jones'', b. ; m. Mordecai, son of 
Saniucl Lincoln of Hingluim, b. June 14, 1657; they 
resided at llingliani, where she d. before 1718; the will 
of Abraham Jones refers to her as deceased, leaving four 

children ; he afterwards m. Mary ; he d. Nov. 7, 

1727, aged 70 yi's. 4 mos., of apojdexy ; was buried at Xo. 
Scituate ; 4 c, of whom Mordecai, Jr., was great great 
grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln. 

36. Mary-, (74), b. 1G34; m. Nov. 22, 1G56, John 
Pratt; she d. July 10, 171G. 

37. Eliznbetlr' (75), b. ; m. May, 1G57, Joseph 
Green; she d. Feb. 2, 1720. 

38. Hannalr (92), b. Aug. 24, 1G41 ; m. Sept. 0, 1G60, 
Ste])hen French. 

39. Judith- (187), b. ; m. Philip King. 



40. Thoma.s- (2), John\ b. 1G29, ^'the oldest son of the 
Ancestor, was aliout twelve years old when he came with 
his mother and some otliers of the children, about 1G41, to 
settle in this country. From that time till of age, as may 
be presumed, he lal)ored vrith his father upon the farm at 
Weymouth. In 1G53 lie ^^'as made free at Boston, being 
then twenty-four years of age, and a church member of 
course. Nov. 22, 1G5G, he married Abigail, chiughter of 
Ensign Nicliolas and ^tlartha (Shaw) Byram, who probably 
came over with his father, as they were made free at the 
same time, and settled in the neighborhood of each other 
at We3'mouth. An intimacy, undoubtedly, subsisted 
between their families, and this match ma}^ be believed 
to have been mutually satisfactory. Thomas at tirst 
settled in Weymouth; but in 1GG2 sold his farm there, as 
did his father-in-law, Nicholas Byram, and they both 
removed to Bridgewater,* twelve miles south of Wey- 

* Bridgewater liad formerly a gre:it reputation for its agriculture. Its soil 
was superior to that of any other town in the Old Cohniy of Plymouth. Its 
meadow lauds were extensive and fertile. But since the war of the Kevolu- 
tion and particularly of late, owing- to its abuadaul supply of eligible mill 



14 TJIE DESCE^'DANTS OF 

mouth, where eaeli settled himself upon a valuable tract 
of laud, in the easterly part of the town, then in a state of 
nature, 'lliat selected b}' Tliomas Whitman was what has 
since Ijeen called AVliitman's Neck, containing- about tvro 
hundred acres, and Ivinu' Ijetween the rivers Sautucket and 
Matiield, and coming- to a point at tlieir junction. A more 
elig-ible situation could not have been selected. There he 
resided hfty years, until Ins decease in 1712 ag-ed eigiity- 
three years. His lirsl d^^■eiling--house there was in front 
of the one occupied by Dea. John AVhitman and his son 
Alfred, and about half-wav between tliat and Sautucket 
river. 

TJie inhabitants of 13ridgewater were oTeatlv harassed 
by the Indians in the time of Phillip's war, which com- 
menced 1G75. It Avas tlien an interior town in tlie Colony 
of Plymouth, and jn-esented a young ung'uai'ded settlement 
and frontier to the temptation of savage fury. The tradi- 
tion is that all tlie houses not garrisoned or stockaded, and 
at a distance from the villao-e, save one, were burnt. The 
one not burnt is said to have been Nicholas Ijyi'am's. 
This house was situated where Capt. Isaac Whitman lately 
dwelt and remote from the village. This w^as probably 
the place of refuge of Thoinas AVhitman and his fiimily, 
and of the other neigldjors, where their preparation for 
defence may liave deterred the Indians from attempting 
an assault. There is a tradition, however, that this house 
Avas saved, from fa\or to the owner, on account of some 
fjxvor before received Ijy tlie Indians from him. But this 
may be reasonal)!)' dou])tfal. It is a trait scarcely char- 
acteristic of Indian wai-fai-e. 

Thomas Whitman had three sons and four dauuhters. 
His will, dated 1711, mentions these daughters as then 

sites, the atlentioTi of it-s population has been turned to manufactures. 
Formerly it furni-^heil tlic seaport towns with many of their agricultural 
products. At j)resent, allhough the aggregate of its croi>s is iucreased, it 
does not supply its own cotisumption. It was formerly a large townslup, 
but has recently been divided into four towns, viz : Bridgewater, and East, 
West and North nridgmvater. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 15 

living; and after reciting that his sons liad been jn-ovided 
for by deeds of conveyance, makes them, after the decease 
of theii- motlier, his residiiaiy legatees. John was the 
executor of tliis will. The widow of Thomns survived 
many \ears and^mtil very aged, and made a will disposing 
of consideral)le personal estate and a|)pointed Nicholas her 
executor. The character of 1'homas, like that of his fother, 
must have been enterprising and adventurous, and his 
habits those of industry and frugality. The estate which 
he was enabled to parcel out among his children was valu- 
able. His privations in eai'ly life were those of a settler 
in a wilderness country, and In's disasters from Indian dep- 
redations and barbarity were severely afflicting. Those 
in succeeding generations, who have enjoyed unmolested 
the fruit of his labors, privations and sufferings, have not 
too often called to mind with fdial reverence the debt of 
gratitude due to such a progenitor. With the exception 
of John, there are no records of the birth of any of his 
children. "~E. W. 

(]\Ir. Wm. Latham of Bridgewater has furnished me some 
facts regarding the various homesteads built by Thomas 
Whitman. The iirst house, built about 1G63 and undoubt- 
edly a log cabin, was burnt by the Indians in 1676. The 
second, built in 1676. was occupied but a few years; this 
was also, probably, a log cabin. The third was built in 
16 SO, and was occupied by four generations, and was the 
birthplace of thirty-six children, viz: lliomns till his death 
in 1712 ; Nicholas, his son, and the birthplace of his sixteen 
children, 1700-1736 ; John, son of Nicholas, and the birth- 
place of his six children, 1730-1747; Dea. John and the 
birthplace of his fourteen children, 1775-1801. In June, 
1801, Dea. John raised his new house, and in September 
of the same year, the old house vvas sold to David French 
and by him moved to Satucket on the Plymonth road, 
wdiere the frame stiil stands.) 

'J1ie children of Thomas and Abigail (B^'ram), all but 
John b. Bridgewatei", Mass., were : 



16 THE DESCEXDAXTS OF 

41. Johir (lOG), b. Sept. 5, 1G5S; d. July 28, 1727 

42. Ebenezer' (197), about 167:1; d. 17lb. 

43. Nicholas' (201), b. 1675; d. Aug. 6, 174G. 

44. SusaniuV (218). 

45. ]\Iary^ (232). 

46. Naomr' (234). 

47. Hannah-^ (242). 



48. Jonx"^' (3), John\ the second son of the Ancestor, 
was provided for by his father in \Yhat is noAv the soutli 
parisli in ^YeYnlouth. He was settled there on a farm by 
the side of a large pond, which from him took and still 
retains the name of Whitman's Pond. He married, Oct. 
19, 1662, Ruth (probably dau. of Ynlliam) Reed. She 
died without issue in 1662, and he then married Abigail 
Hollis and by her had five children. The Weymouth 
records give the date of his death as Feb. 1, 1713. It has 
been impossible to find eithei' in Suffolk or Pljmiouth 
records any mention of his a^ ill or of the administration 
upon his estates. Judge Whitman states that it is not 
kno^\■n when he died, and thnt he left his homestead to 
his eldest son John. With regard to the cliildren of Jolur' 
and Abigail his wife, the Weymouth records and Judge 
Whitman are at variance in some respects, but as Judge 
Whitman wrote more than fifty years ago, and must have 
at least corresponded with persons closely related to their 
Ancestor, I shall follow him; .1 Avill, however, give both: 

Weynioutli Records. Judge Whitmau. 

49. Ruth\ b. Feb. 1, 1663. 49. Rutlr\ b. 1665. 

50. Mary^' (243), b. Mar. 10, 50. :\[ary^^ (243), b. 1666. 

1666^ 

51. Jolnr' (249), b. June 22, 51. John'* (249), b. 1668. 

1668. 

52. Child, nanie and sex not 52. Ebenezer'^ (258), b. 

given, b. Doc. 4, 1670. 1670. 



JOHN WHITArAN OF WEYMOUTH. 17 

Weymouth Records. Judge Whitman. 

53. Experienced b Api-ii I, 53. Siimuel' (2GG), b. 1G73. 
1G73. 



54. Eev. Zechainah"^' (4), John', the tliird son of the 
Ancestor, Avas born at ^Veynioutli, 1G44. lie o-raduated 
at Harvai'd University in 1GG8, and Sept. 13, 1670, was 
OJ'dained, upon a sahuy of £40, as the iirst ministei' of 
Point Alderton, Xantasket or Hull, which in 1G73 was 
taxed more tlian Medford, Gloucester or Exeter, and one- 
third as much as Roxburv. 

Marmaduke Matthews had been preaching at ]-Tull, but 
for " several erroneous expressions '' was admoiiished by 
the Government, who would not grant the desire of the 
people to have him i-eturn. 

Soon after his <:>rdinaiion he married Sarah, tu in dan, 
with Anna of Dr. John Alcock (H. U. 1646) of Eoxburv, 
baptized 3Iay 2G, 1G50. The contract of marriage was 
dated Oct. 26, 1670, and the ceremony probabh' took 
place soon aftei'. In ^lay, 1673, he was admitted as a 
freeman. At the death of his uncle, Zacljariah AVhitman 
of Milford, Ct., in 16GG, he inherited the former's propertv 
in that t.ov>-n, and in the riglit of his wife was possessed of 
a considerable estate, iiicluding lands on the Assabet river 
at Stow, ]\rass. With the exception of }^Iv. AVliitman, Hull 
has never had one vviiuse miiiisti'y continued through life. 
In Nov. 24, 1725, h'.zra Carpenter (H. U. 1720) was 
ordained as a colleague, tliough jlr. Whitman continued 
to perform ministerial dut\'. He officiated at the Loi'd's 
Supper for the last time, ^lay 2, 1725, and died Xov. 5, 
1726. Keceipts to tlie toun for his salarv are recoi'ded 
from 1705-1723. Aug. 23, 1726, tlie town voted to j^av 
to his chiklren £25 for his maintenance while lie lived and 
did not preach, and his son Samuek, his executor, o-ave 
the receipt " for his honored hither, deceased.'' Ei'^m a 
fiagnu'i»t of her gravestone It appears tliat 31rs. AVhitniau 



Ig THE DESCF.XDAXTS OF 

died "April yc ord, 1715, aged 05 yrs." Mr. Whitman 
" was a o-ood scholar and penman, and wrote niObt of the 
^■ills and legal })apers in TInll." He signed the preface 
to a collection of manuscripts written by Rev. Edward 
Toni})Son, jjnblislied in r>oston., 1712. 

According to the ])Oston Xcics Letlcr of date Dec. 15, 
1726, "he was well esteemed for his natural and acipiired 
accomplishments ; but especially for steady piety, diligent 
zeal and hnthfulness in the discharge of his pastoral otlice; 
the exemplariness of his conversation ; and his patience 
and submission to the ^vill of God under his aiflictions." 

By his will, dated June 12, 1725, and proved Dec. 16, 
1726, he confirms the grants of land already made to his 
sons and daughters; charges the shares of his sons Zaclia- 
riah and John with certain paAuients to their sister, Joanna 
Hunt; makes his son Samuel and daughters, Sarah Goold, 
Joanna Himt aud Mary Jacobs, his residuary legatees, and 
appoints his son Samuel sole and only executor. 'I'he Avill 
was witnessed by Nehemiah Hobart, John Goold and 
Samuel Loring. 

His records and family papers are supposed to liave 
been in the possession of his son, the Kev. Samuel' ot 
Farraington, and later in the hands of the Eev. Elnathan' 
of Hartford, Ct., and were destroyed at the time of the 
destruction of the latter's hou.se by fire about 1780; 9 c. 

55. Zecherialr (278), b. 1672;' d. 1752, aged 80. 

56. John", b. 1674; d. Feb. 22, 168-1. The gravestone 
placed over tliis son Avas evidently hiscribed by Rev. 
Zecharialf- himself, and is the oldest stone in the Hull 
gra\cyard. It was accidentally discovered in cutting a 
]iew road and placed in its proper place by Mr. C. J. F. 
Binney of I'oston. 

57. Joanna-', b. ; d. unknown ; she m. Ephraini 
or John Hunt, and resided in Boston, Mass. 

^. 58. Rev. SanuieP (291), b. 1677; d. July 31, 1751, 
aged 75. 



JOnX WIHTMAN OF WKYMOUTir. 19 

59. Sanili'', b. iiiilcnowu : m. 1. Cooks, of 2d 

Cliurcli, Boston : m. 2. Lieut. Robert Gould, Sr., of Hull, 
his 3d wife; slie lived witli and took care of lier father till 
liis death, he having' in 1722 deeded her liis hornstead, to 
take effect upon his decease; she d. Hull, Sept. 20, 17^-1, 
probabb>' \A'ithout issue. 

60. Elizabeth^ d. Hull, Nov. 10, 1708. 

^<)1. Johif' (209), b. 1G88: d. Aug. o, 1772, aged 85. 

62. ^lary", b. ; d. unknown; m. Oct 22, 1713, 
Nathaniel Jacobs of Hull. 

63. Eunice', b. April 10, 1696: d. Oct. 5, 1734. 



64. Abiah- (5), John\ tlie youngest son of the Ancestor, 
b. NVeymouth, ]\l;iss , about 1646.. He resided with his 
father and inherited the Jiomestead. He was admitted as 
freeman Oct. 12, 1681. He m. Mary, daughter of Andrew 
Ford. But little is known concerning him. " He Avas 
undoubtedly a man of industrious and steady habits. The 
family he brought up and the property he bequeathed 
them (amountino' to .1'1974.10.6), tou'cther with his crreat 
age, are evincive of this. He was, moreover, selected b}" 
his father to be a stay eaid a staff to him in his old age ; 
and was one of the executors of ]iis will, and inherited, it 
may be believed, a considerable ]iortion of his virtues. 
He had one daughter, who lived to be ninetv-t^^'o 3^ears 
of age, and two sons who lived to be eighty." 

Tlie records of the town of Easton show that he was 
one of tlie largest owners of land in the so-called ''North 
Purchase'' of Taunton, which comprises the present towns 
of Eabton, Norton and ^^Lansfield ; he must have acquired 
this land prior to 1700; the earliest conveyance is dated 
Aug. 8, 1704, by which he gives James Hogg the land on 
which lie settled ''in consideration of the faithful services 
performed for Capt. John Thomas, his son-in-law." 

It was supposed b}' Judge ^^4htman from the fact that 



20 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Zecliarialr was uieiitloued after Abiair in tlie will of their 
father, that Zecliariah was the vouiigest son, but the dis- 
covery of the gravestone has settled it, that xVbiah- was 
the youngest son. The inscription reads : 

•'Here lies ye Body i 

of ^\l)i;i]i Whitman L 

Dec'd January ye |5 

28th 1727-28.' 

In ye 82nd year 

of his age." 

His wife died ^larch 15, 1715. 

By liis will, dated Jan. 28, 1722-3, proven Feb. 26, 
1727, he bequeaths to his sons John'', "Zechary"" and 
AbialfUiis moveables in equal parts; divides his lands in 
Taunton between John" and Zechary-' ; leaves his home- 
stead, subject to certain legacies, to his son Abialf^; men- 
tions his "late daughter Elizabetlr, wife of Timothy 
Cooper, his daughters, Lydia Thomas"', Mar}^ Daily^ and 
Eleanor Turner' ; appoints his sons John'^ and Abialf' exec- 
utors. The will was witnessed by John Torre y, Benjamin 
Richard, John Torrey, Jr. The will is endorsed '-'Serg't 
Whitman\s Will." 

The son Abialf^ was appointed sole executor, his brother 
liaving declined to act. Amono- the items in the executor's 
account, the followino- for funeral expenses are iiiterestino- 
as showing something of the social position of tlje man, viz: 

Paid for 9 prs. gloves, a 5 £2. 05. 

" "27 ••' " o4andlpr.rr3 0.11.0 

" " crape for hats, etc _ 4.15.9 

"• " 10 galls, wine at the funeral, « 6 ... 3.0.0 ' *" 

'• " colhn. 10.0 

" " digging grave, and bell .10.0 

£16.11.0 

He left seven children, as follows: 

.65. Elizabeth'", b. 1673; m. Timothy Cooper ; he 

settled about 161)U in Easton on land given him by Abiair: 
in 1713 he acquired tln-ee-quarter interest in the saw mill 
on the green, the othor jxnlion being owned by John 
Dail\- ; he a\ as killed in the wheel pil about 17l!6; he is 



JOHN' \YITITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 21 

said to liave been a very roug-h man, and his death was 
considered b}- many as a jnst punishment of liis sins: slie 
d. before 1722, as she is mentioned in her iatlier's ^vill as 
already deceased; tliey had a family of five dang'hters, 
one of whom m. Seth l)abbitt. 

6G. Lydia^', b. 1678; m. Capt. John Thomas and 

settled in Braintree ; prior to her mari-ia^-e she resided for 
some time in tlie family of Rev. Zechariali' of Hull; as 
sho^vn by this codicil to the vrijl of Rev. Sanuiel' of Farm- 
ington, in which he sii^nifies to his executors "for diverse 
i-easons me tliereto moving that Lydia AVhitman ^^'ho lived 
with my father as a maid many years, and was after mar- 
ried to Capt. Thomas ^vho died and left hei' a wido^v with 
several children, that tlie s'' widow of Capt. Thomas have 
sixteen pound ' old lionor ' of my estate faithfullv delivered 
to her by them if living, if not, to anv of her dangliters or 
children that are" — dated Sept. 13, 1750. Judge Whit- 
man relates that ''her marriage was attended with circum- 
stances savoring a little of the romantic. While on a visit 
among her relatives in Boston, and while Malking in the 
street, she caught the eye of a Captain Tliomas, a respect- 
able shipmaster then lately arrived from England. He 
Avas instantly captivate! with her appearance, and followed 
her till he fouiul where slie lodged: and immediatelv after 
contrived to gain an introduction to tlie familv there and 
to her; and soon after mai-ried her, and established himself 
in very res})ectable st}'le near her father's in the town of 
Braintree, where lie bi-ought up a large and respectable 
family." He is reported to have commanded the ship 
that brought the Prince of Orange to England ; he d. Oct. 
4, 1714; she d. 1750; 4 c. 

G7. Andrew Thomas^ b. Weymouth, Jan. 15, 1702. 

G7a. John Thomas, Jr.-*, b. Braintree, Feb. 27, 1709/10: 
m. June 30, 1750, Silence, daughter of Benjamin Orcutt; 
he d. 1782/3; she d. Weymouth, 1799; 2 c. 

67b. Jolni Thomas'^, b. Jane 16, 1751 ; m. Dec. 4, ) 774, 
I^ydia Bailey ; i-esiden.ce We}'mo"ath. 



22 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

67c. ^Uiry Thomas'', b. Se]it. 21, 1753; m. 177G, Caleb 
Hunt of Braintree ; tlie Hon. Joseph W. Poiter of Bangor 
is a o randson of this ]\Iary. 

G8. Lydia Thomas^ b. Jidy 13, 1710 oi' 12 ; m. 

Salisl)ur\'. 

G8a. Mary Thomas^ b. Xov. 28, 1714; d. 1734; buried 
in (y'opp's Hill l)urving gTOuud, ]k')stoii. 

(59. Jolur (307), b. IGSl ; d. 1758, aged 77. 

70. Mmy'', b. Oct. 14, 1G83; ni. John Dailey : they 
settled in Ea.>ton before its incoi-poration on land given bv 
Abialr; he lived just east of the brook near Stone-house 
hill ; in 1713 he purchased an interest in the saw mill at 
the green from Thomas Randall, 2d, and transferred it to 
his brothei'-in-law Cooper; was also at one time a licensed 
inn holder; was a prominent citizen ot the town, holding 
many oi'fices ; was town trea-urer five years, selectman, 
U\o years, deer constable, one year; June 28, 1718, was 
one of a committee of seven a}:)pointed to select a site for 
a. church; his will, |)roven Dec. 18, 1757, mentions his 
wife as weak in mind and body ; appoints his son John^ 
and brother-in-law Abialr' executors; he and his wife were 
both buried in the old burvino' o-round ; 5 c. 

70a. Ensign John Dailey^, settled at Easton ; 1757 was 
mentioned as Elnsio-n in a list of men wlio did not belong" 
to the Train-band ; his name aj}})ears on the rolls of the 
company of Capt. ]\Iacey Williams, 1775, and the follo^v- 
ing year among tlie men who enlisted under Capt. James 
Perry for three months and reenlisted ; in 1774 was one 
of a company fojined for the erection of a forge. 

70b. Daniel Dailey^, settled at Easton ; membei- of 
Train-band, 1757 : was private in the company of Matthew 
Randall, July, 177"G, in comj^imy of Capt. Jonathan Shaw, 
Sept., 1777, and 1781, Sergeant in the company of Capt. 
John Shaw. 

70c. ^Lirinm Dailev^ 

70d. Martha Dailev', m. Randall. 



JOHN U11]TMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 23 

70e. Mehitable Dailey^ 

71. Zachaiy'* (321), b. Jan. 2, 1G85 : <1. without issue. 

72. Eleanor^, h. Sept. ;3, 1G8S; m. (pub. Sept. 10, 1714) 
William, sou of Jolui and ITauuah Turner, b. 1G86 ; d. 
1747; settled in Iviston : .Aiitcheirs History gives 7 c. 

72a. Mary Turner^ b. 1715. 

72b. Eleanor Turner^ b. 1717; ni. 1740, Jacob jlac- 
oniber. 

72c. Hannah Turner^ b. 1719 ; m. 1714, John Lindsay. 

72d. Margai-et Turner', ^ m. 175G, Joseph Grossman. 

Vb. 1722; 

72e. Elizabeth Turner^, ; m. 1745, Thomas Lindsay- 

72f. Joanna Turner^ b. 1725; m. 1752, David Manly. 

72g. George Turner^ b. 172S. 

73^ Abialr''(322), b. Nov. 30, 1690; d. Jan. 30, 1770, 
ao-ed SO. 



74. Maky" (36), Jolni\ born probably in England about 
1634; m. Nov. 22, 1(^56, John, son of Mattliew and I^liza- 
beth Pratt ; a triple wedding : Thomas^, Mary- and Eliza- 
beth, a sister of John Pratt, were married on the same day, 
and probably at the same time, by Capt. John Torrey ; 
John Pratt -was a cooper by trade, residing at Weymouth, 
where he d. Oct. 3, 1716; his will, dated July 12, 1714, 
proven Nov. 19, 1716, mentions his wife and various kins- 
folk, but no children ; We}'moutli records also contain no 
mention of any children: she d. July 10, 1716, a^-ed 82. 



75. Eliza]!ET]3~ (37), John' ; no record of her birth ; she 
m. May, 1657, Joseph Green; they settled at Weymouth; 
his will, dated Sept. 8, 1691, was proven June 7, 1700; 
he appoints son Joseph and his wife executors; tljc widow 
declined to serve and the ^nw was appointed sole executor; 
by her fatliei-'s wWl she had conrn-med to her cei'tain lands 
on Kingoock liill, o-iven to her at her marriage, and was 



24 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

g-iven besides land in tlie " jj^-reat wood lot" and certain 
pei'sonal property, as will be seen by reference to the will 
of John^ in Appendix; she d. Feb. 2, 1720; 5 c, all b. 
AVeyniouth. 

76. Joseph Green^ b. A])ril 2 or 28, 1658; m. 1. Ann 

, who d. Sept., 1711; the records of We}'nu)utli 

show the following- — whether they are all the same and 
whether all these marriages were consunmiated Is unknown : 
(Joseph Green, pub. Oct. 25, 1712, to Ruth Richards; [)ub. 
March 30, 1717, to Mary Angore of Marbleliead ; pub. Feb. 
8, 1718, to Elizabeth Spear of Braintree.) Weymouth 
records show birth of one child by 1st m. ; nothing further 
known. 

77. Miriam Green^ b. Weymouth, March 24, 1698. 

78. John Greeny b. July 16 or 22, 1661 ; m. Patience 

, who d. Sept. 24, 1736; her will, signed July 14, 

1736, was proven Oct. 19, 1736; his will, signed May 19, 
1730, was proven Dec. 10, 1734; the inventory amounted 
to £1560.4.6; 6 c. 

79. I. Zachariah Green^ ; no birth found but mentioned 
in his father's will as the " eldest son ;" d. Feb. 23, 1743. 

80. II. John Green^ ; no birth found ; m. 1. (pub. twice : 
Dec. 19, 1731; Jan. 22, 1732) to Rachel Kingsbury of 
Needham, who d. April 8, 1733; m. 2. March 25, 1746, 
Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Neal) Humphrey; 4 
c, all b. Weymouth. 

81. Rachel Greeny b. March 20, 1733 ; d. young. 

82. Rachel Greeny b. Feb. 13, 1745. 

83. Mary Green^ b. Nov. 2, 1747; m. Oct. 12, 1769, 
Thomas Pratt. 

84. John Greeny b. July 10, 1753. 

85. HI. Joanna Green^ mentioned in will as eldest 
daughter, was pub. Dec. 6, 1714, to John Woodcock of 
Needham. 

86. IV. Mary Green* ; " second daughter." 

87. V. Sarah Green^ " third daughter." 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 25 

88. VI. Deborali Green^ youno-est dnuo-hter ; m Sent 
11, 1725, Torrey. ^ ^ ^ ' 

89. Elizabetli Greoir\ b. April 5, 1G64; m. Jolm Giir- 
ney; she is mentioned in will of John', and reference is 
made to her havino- possession of certain lands given to 
^Uivy'~ on her niarria^-e witli John Pratt. 

90. Mary Green'^, b. Aug. 15, 1667. 

91. Zachary Green'^, b. April 7, 1671. 



92. Hanxah^^ (38), Jolm\ b. Aug. 24, 1641; m. Sept. 
19, 1660, Capt. Stephen, son of Stephen and Marv French: 
they settled at Weymouth, whei-e he was made a freeman, 
1618; he d. March 13, 1718; his will was proven May 10, 
1718; she snrvived her husband, but no record has been 
found of her death ; 5 c. 

93. Mary Frenclr', b. May 11, 1662; m. William Bad- 
lam; she is mentioned in her father's will as already 
deceased ; 4 c. 

94. I. Samuel Badlam^ b. ; m. (pub. Sept. 22, 
1716) Mary, daug4iter of Nicholas and Mary (Ptandall) 
Phillips, b. Weymouth, Aug. 24, 1692; d. Nov 22 1761- 
8 c. ' ' 

93. Mary Badlam\ b. Nov. 12, 1717. 

96. Samuel Badlam^ b. Dec. 14, 1720 ; d. Nov 8 or 18 
1787. 

97. Hannah Badlam\ b. March 9, 1723; d Jan 1 
1742. 

98. William Badlam', b. June 11, 1725. 

99. Sarah Badla)ir\ b. Aug. 31, 1727. 

100. Deborah Badlam', b. March 10, 1730. 

101. Stephen Badlam', b. Feb. 22, 1735. 

102. Lois Badlam', b. Sept. 3, 1736. 

103. II. William Badlam^ b. Dec. 20, 1693; probably 
d. youno". -" 

104. III. Stephen Badlam^ b. ; m. (pub. May 



26 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

30, 1719) Elizabetli Billings of Dorchester, and probably 
removed to tliat town. 

105. IV Mary Badlam^ July 14, 1C09 ; m. April G, 
1720, Dea. Benjamin, son of John and Hannah Shaw, b. 
July 25, lG9o; she d. Jan. 28, 1751; no record of any 
issue. 

106. Stephen French'^ b. June 1, 1GG4; m. Abigail, 
daughter of Joshua Beal of Hingliam, Mass. ; lie d. Jan. 
23, 1742; his will, dated Aug. 1, 1739, was proven Ai)ril 
6, 1742; no mention made of his wife; appoints sons 
Samuel, Daniel and Jonathan executors ; 8 c, all b. 
Weymouth. 

107. I. Joshua French^; no birth; d. 1752. 

108. 11. Samuel Frencll^ b. Dec. 30, 1G9G; m. 1. (pub. 
Feb. 3, 1715) Silence Torrey ; m. 2. (pub. April 8, 1724) 
Bathsheba, daughter of Jeremiah Beal of Hingliam; m. 3. 
May 14, 1760, Sarah Marsh; he settled in Hingliam, 
Mass. ; 5. c. 

109. Ezra French', b. ; d. July 10, 1733. 

110. Samuel French^ b. ; d. May 22, 1752. 

111. Ezra French'^, b. ; m. 1765, Hannah Kent. 

112. Stephen French"', b. : m. Jan. 22, 1760, 
Tabitha French; he d. in the army, Oct. 2, 1762. 

113. Jesse French', b. ; m. Sept. 27, 1763, 
Deboi'ah Marsh. 

114. III. David French^ b. Nov. 20, 1698; m. (pub. 
Nov. 19, 1726) Mary Carver; said to have settled in 
Abington; was pub. Jan. 12, 1746, to Ann^, daughter of 
Ebenezer'^ and Deborah ( Richards) Whitman. 

115. IV. Elizabeth French^ b. Nov. 4, 1700; m. xVug. 
6, 1728, Edward Blake. 

116. V. Jonathan Frencll^ b. Jan. 15, 1703 ; m. 1. (pub. 
Nov. 19, 1731) Elizabeth Ward of Hingliam; m. 2. Nov. 
10, 1735, Jael, daughter of dosliua Beal of Hingham ; he 
lived at Hingham, Mass. ; 5 c, all but eldest b. Weymouth. 

117. French"', b ; d. Hingliam, 1736. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 27 

118. Abig-ail French', b. July 31, 1738. 

119. Georg-e Lane French^ b. April 4, 1742; m. three 
times. 

120. Theodore French\ b. Oct. 4, 1744; m. and lived 
in Boston ; d. Nov. 30, 1819. ? 

121. Hannah French', b. March 28; d. March, 1749. 

122. VI. Mary French', b. March 23, 1705; m. Oct. 15, 
1751, Josepli Dunbar. 

123. VII. Dr. Daniel Fiench^; birth unknown; ni. 1. 
(pub. Nov. 30, 1740) Ruth Stowell of Hingham, who d. 
Aug. 6, 1742; m. 2. (pub. Oct. 28, 1744) Jan. 3, 1745, 
U&ij Lane of Hingham ; he lived at AVeymouth and prac- 
tised his profession ; d. 1775; 9 c. 

124. Jetham French'^, b. Aug. 4, 1745; d. 1749. 

125. Samuel French'^, b. 3Iay 12, 1753. 
12G. Bela French", b. June 1, 1755. 

127. Mary French^ b. June 7, 1758; m. Nov. 11, 1779, 
Reuben Hersey. ? 

128. Lydia French^ b. Feb. 19, 1761 ; m. Nov. 2, 1786, 
Lot Marsh. 

129. Bela French^ b. April 7, 1763. 

180. Stephen French^ b. Sept. 30, 1765; m. April 12, 
1792, Susanna, daughter of John and Ruth (Potty) 
Jones, b. Oct. 27, 1765, d. Feb. 1, 1824. 

181. Joel French^ b. ; m. Nov. 28, 1793, Eliza- 
beth Ilobart of Hingham. 

182. Betty French^ b. ; m. (pub. June 5, 
1773), Ichabod Pratt. 

183. VIII. Hannah French^ 

184. Samuel Frenclr\ b. May 5, 1668; removed to 
Abington, Mass. 

185. Hannah French^ b. April 19, 1670; probably 
d. unmarried. 

186. Elizabeth Frenclr', b. April 29, 1674; probably d. 

unmarried before her fatlier, as she is not mentioned in his 
will. 



28 THE DESCEXDAN'TS OF 

187. Judith- (39), Jolin\ was probably tlio youno-est 
daiig-htcr of the Ancestor; she ra. prior to 1G72 Philip 
King of Weymouth ; there is a tradition that he settled 
first at Braintree, but in a deed dated Marcli 1, 1672, he is 
referred to as being "of AVeymoutli ;" in 1G80 he pur- 
chased land in that ])art of Taunton now called Raynham 
and removed his family to that town ; he d. Dec. 2G, 1710 ; 
his will, dated Jan. 2, 170G, probated May 7, 1711, men- 
tions his wife Judith, to M'hom he gives the improvements 
upon his joroperty ; mentions 7 c, tradition says 8 c. 

188. Mary King'', b. ; m. John, son of ^Maj. 
Thomas and Mary (Watson) Leonard, b. Taunton, May 
18, 1G<j8 ; they settled at Taunton and had 4 c. 

189. Elizabeth King'\ b. ; m Dec. 17, 1G96, 
Jolni Hall ; settled at Taunton. 

190. Experience King'\ b. 1G7S; m June 2, 1703, 
Nicholas White ; settled at Taunton ; his will, dated Aug. 

8, 1742, probated Oct. 3, 1743, mentions that he is in his 
69th year; her will, dated May 11, 1752, probated May 
26, 1752, mentions that she is in her 7Gth year; are 
reported to have d. without issue. 

191. Hannah King', b ; m. according to the 
will of her father, Jonathan Paddleford ; the family records 
give the marriage of Johanah King to John Alden, April 

9, 1702 ; if this is correct John Alden probably died soon 
after his marriage, and she m. 2, pi'ior to tlie making of 
her father's will, Jonathan Paddleford ; according to Taun- 
ton records, the oldest child of Jonathan and Hannah was 
b. 1708; records give 10 c 

192. Lydia King', b. ; m. Nathaniel, son of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Rogers) Williams (Elizabeth 
Rogers is said to have been fifth in descent fi-om John 
Rogers the martyr) ; settled at Taunton ; 2 c. 

193. Judith King^ b. ; m. Jan. 8, 1712/13, 
Ebenezer Williams ; are said to have had 1 c, who d. in 
infancy. 



JOIIN WHITMAN' OF WEYMOUTH. 29 

104. John Kino'\ b. , 1081 ; m. Feb. 1, 1699/1700, 

Alice, daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Leonardj Dean, b. 
Kov. 20, l(j78; d. May 23, 174G ; he settled at Taunton 
and d. there 1741 ; his will, dated July 24, 1741, was pro- 
bated Oct. 20, 1741; gives his wife Alice for life one-half 
interest in his iron works at Norton ; mentions 5 sons, 2 
daughters. 

195. Abigail King-"', b. ; m. according to Brain- 

tree records, about 1700, Jonathan Paddleford ; if so, she 
must have d. before her father's will was made ; and she 
would make the 8th child which tradition gives to Philip 
and Judith Kino-. 



30 THE DESCENDANTS OF 



THIRD GENERATION 



196. JoHX-5(41), Thomas', .Tohn\ b. WevDiouth, Sept. 
5, 1658; m. 1686, Ilannali Pratt of Weymouth. He 
lived near his g-randfathcr Byram in Bridgewater, on the 
east side of wliat is now called the Forge Pond. At the 
ao-e of eighteen he was an active partisan soldier, and took 
part in King Philip's war. 

Judofe Whitman relates tlie followino- incident: "In 
1676, a party, twenty-one in number, of the inhabitants of 
Bridg-ewater, among- whom were Nicholas B^^ram (proba- 
bly junior) and John Whitman, son of Thomas, then 
eighteen years of age, performed a signal exploit. They 
were embodied as soldiers, and destined to join Capt. 
Clmrch, who was expected from Plymouth, by way of 
Bridgewater, to |)ursue the Indians towards Narragansett ; 
but finding the enemy approaching before Church could 
arrive, they sallied forth, drove the Indians back, and cap- 
tm-ed seventeen of them alive, with much of their plunder, 
and witliout the loss of a life on their part. This event is 
alluded to by Hubbard and Holmes They speak of a 
violent tempest as coming to their aid, by producing con- 
sternation amono- the Indians. TJie party was afterwards 
joined by Church, with his company, who pursued the 
enemy with great slaughter, and the capture of many 
prisoners. After tliis, it is probable that the inhabitants of 
Bridgewater remained umnolested, although not without 
occasional alarms during the remainder of the war." 

He died, July 28, 1727, having had no issue. In his 
will, dated July 24, 1727, offered for probate, Nov. 5, 
1727, he mentions his wife Hannah as then living; he 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 31 

bequeaths liis homestead to liis nephew DavIcV, son of his 
brother Nicholas^ and appoints said brother executor ; liis 
outUmds and other property he distribated among his 
otlier rehatives. " He was a man of industry and frugahty, 
as is manifested by the property he was enabled to 
bcqueatli ; being appointed executor of his father's will in 
1712 may be admitted as satisfactory proof tliat his 
standing in society was respectable. 



197. Ebenezer^ (-J^-)* Thomas', Jolm\ the second son 
of Thomas, settled in the south of Bridgew^ater, and was 
the first of the name in this part of the town, which is now 
known as Brids^ewater. He went there about 1700, havincf- 
shortly before, viz : Nov. 17, 1G!J9, married Abigail, daugh- 
ter of John and Abigail (Wells) Burnham of Ipswich. He 
located on Vfolf-trap Plain, on the south bank of Town 
river, a spot occupied by five generations of the family, 
and retained by them imtil 18G5. Ebenezer died in 1713, 
aged about forty years. His widow took administration 
of his estate, and was appointed guardian to tlie children. 
She afterwards married Edmund Hobart of Hingham, with 
whom she lived on the farm at Bridgewater ; 5 c. 

197a Abigail, b. 1702. v Z^----'--^'— .^^^-^--^ 

198. Zechariah^ (333), b. 1704; d. Nov. 13, 1773. 
198a. Jolm^, b. 1707 ; d. young. 

199. Hannah^ b. 1709. ' 

200. Ebenezer^ (344), b. 1713; d. Aug. 20, 1804. 
Nothino^ can be learned with reference to the dauj^-hters 

o CD 

bevond the statement in Mitchell's Bridoewater, " that one 
married a Soule, and the other a Little, and afterwards a 
Perkins." 



201. Nicholas'^ C-^^^)? Thomas", John', the third son of 
Thomas'', had his father's homestead and lived with him. 
i he followino' is taken from Judoe Whitman's memoir : 



32 THE DESCEXD^VNTS OF 

" Nicliolas AVliitmnn was a man of great vig-or, industry 
and activity. His dAvelling'-liouse was near Matfield river, 
a few rods west of the dwelling'-liouse, afterwards built bv 
his son Ebenezer, and Lately occupied by Jose])h Keen. 
He was born about the time of the breaking- out of Philip's 
war, in wliicli his father's dwelling-house and the other 
dwellings in that part of the town, were, according to tra- 
dition, destroyed by the Indians. This was a period of 
great disasters and alarm. The settlements were sparse and 
wide apart. To come to the aid of each other of a sudden 
was difficult and attended with danger. The progress of 
the settlement was of course retarded, and privations were 
multiplied. Schools could not be established, and the 
children were but scantily furnished with the means of 
education. They were taught by their parents to read, 
but not, in many instances, to write. Nicholas could 
doubtless read his bible, but if he could write at all it was 
with difficulty. But possessing strong native powers, he 
was enabled to manage the conmion aflairs of life to good 
advantat^e. Althouo'h his familv was larg-e he increased 
his estate. He was a constant attendant upon public 
worship, although for a greater part of his life the meeting 
place was three miles distant from him. 

In his religious notions he partook, in some measure, of 
the times and was somewhat pertinacious. He could not 
readilv vield assent to what, bv the then risino- oeneration, 
were deemed improvements either in doctrine or ceremony. 
Whatever he had witnessed in the conduct of his fore- 
fathers had with him the force of law. Accordinalv it is 
related of him that, having grown up while it was fash- 
ionable, o^ving probably to the open and unfinished state 
of the meeting houses in earlv times, for the men to put 
on their hats during sermon time, he could not readilv 
brook the idea of an innovation even in this particular. 
This practice had existed during the whole of the ministrv 
(about fifty years) of the first settled minister ; after which, 



JOHN' WHITMAN OF WEYMOL'TII. 



33 



Ills successor, a fashioiiable young- man from the metropolis, 
who was able to persuade all, except Mr. AVhitman, to lay 
aside the practice, and findino- him contumacious, he deliv- 
' ered a discourse on the suljject ; but before he had finished, 
Mr. AVIiitman arose and with great gravity, and jjossiblv 
without intending- sarcasm, remarked, 'that rather than 
oflend a weak brother, he would pull off his hat,' and 
accordingly did so thereafter, as well during the sermon as 
j:»rayer time. 

lie had before his death settled portions of his home- 
stead upon his sons Thomas and John, and his son David 
was amply provided for by the bequest of his uncle John, 
as before mentioned. Seth, Eleazer and Benjamin were ' 
settled on his outlands. His other children, after his 
decease, had, between them, the residue of his homestead. 
He had the rare felicity of having eleven of liis children all 
settled, and well settled, in the same town with himself, 
where they all sj^ent their days in good reputation. Five 
of them lived to be of the ages respectively, 80, S.'], 87, 90, 
94. The other six died between 30 and 70 years of 'age! 
His posterity have been very numerous, and' several hun- 
dred are now livino-. 

He came to his death, 'unfortunately,' on the Gth of 
August, 174G, he being tlien seventy-one years of age! It 
happened at this time that his son John iiad some lay to 
get in, and he had come with his team to help him, 'and 
was remarkable always for insisting on driving his owu 
team, which happened at the time to be somewhat unruly 
The cart being loaded on the meadow, by the river, nearly 
fronting the dwelling-house of Dea. Jolm Whitman, he 
drove it from thence up a sidelong bank, he being on the 
upper side, and the cattle going quick, and the^'stubble 
being dry and slii)pery, he slipped and fell, and before he 
could recover himself, the cart wlieel passed over his 
body, and he expired in a few hours after. The above- 
named Dea. John AVhitman, who is his grandson, was 



THE DESCENDANTS OF 



present, and pointed out the spot to the writer (Judge AV.) 
But for this occurrence he mig-ht hove attained to a great 
a^'e. The vigor of liis healtli and constitution gave promise 
of it, and his father and grandfatlier before him had lived 
to be very aged." 

Nicholas was three times married. He m. 1. 1700, Sarah 
Yining of AA^'eymouth, by wliom he had six children ; she 
d. 1713; he then m. 2. Mary, daughter of Francis and 
Hannah (Brett) Gary, by whom he had two children ; 
upon her death in 1719 he m. 3. the same year, Mary, 
daughter of William and Mary (Trow) Conant, the gi-eat 
granddaughter of Roger Conant, of whom honorable men- 
tion is made in the early history of the country; by this 
last marriage he had eight children, four of whom died in 
infancy ; IG c. 

202. Thomas* (349), b. 1702 ; d. Dec. 15, 1788, aged 8G. 

203. John* (358), b. 1704; d. 1792, aged 88. 

204. Josiah*, b. 170G; d. young. 

205. David* (365), b. 1709; d. 1789, aged 80. 

20G. Jonathan*(3G8), b. 1710; d. Oct. 3, 1778, aged GS. 

207. Seth* (371), b. 1713; d. July IG, 1778, aged G5. 

208. Eleazer* (378), b. 171G ; d. May 31, 1807, aged 91. 

209. Benjamin*, 1719 ; d. young and unmarried. 

210. Mary*, b. 1720; d. young. 

211. William*, b. 1722; d. young. 

212 Josiah* (390), b. 1724 ; d. April 18, 1754, aged 29. 

213. Sarah* (395), b. 172G; d. April 2G, 1818, aged 93. 

214. Abigail*, b. 1728; d. young. 

215. Nicholas* (418), b. 1731 ; d. 1803, aged 72. 

216. Susannah*, b. 1734; d. young. 

217. Ebenezer* (423), b. 1736; d. 1786, aged 50. 



218. SusAXNA'^ (44), Thomas-, John\ the eldest daughter 
of Thomas, married Benjamin Willis, and lived near Town 
river on the road from the west to the soutli meetinir houses 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 35 

in Bridg-ewater. Her descendants liavo been nnmerous 
and some of them in liigh repute ; al)oat twenty of tliem 
are known to have received a pubHc education ; among 
the hitter were the late Gen. David Cobb of Taunton, the 
late Rev. Caleb Gannet of Cambridge, and the late l*)eza 
Hayward, Esq., of Plymouth. She died at the advanced 
age of ninety-eight years ; he d. May 12, 1696. She had 
five children according to Mitcliell's Bi'idgewater, as follows : 

219. I. Thomas Willis^; d. in infancy. 

220. XL Capt. Thomas AVillisS b. 1694; m. Mary Kins- 
ley; 7 c. 1707571 ^ 

221. Susan Willis^ b. 1718; m. 1738, Ephraim Fobes ; 
shed. Jan. 11, 1802, aged 84; he d. March 22, 
1802, aged 87 ; the gravestones show the death of 
three children in infancy. 

222. Thomas AYiUis^ b. 1721"; m. 1741, Susanna Ames. 

223. Jonah Willis^ b. 1723. 

224. Mary Willis', b. 1725; m. 1744, Maj. Isaac John- 
son; she d. Oct. 27, 1799. 

225. Rhoda Willis", b. 1727 ; m. 1749, James Howard. 

226. Capt. Zephaniah Willis^ b. 1733 ; m. 1759, Bethiah, 
daughter of Thomas Hayward ; he d. Aug. 4, 1776 ; 
she d. Feb. 16, 1783, aged 68. 

227. Nathan AVillis^ b. 1738 ; m. 1857, Isabella Howard. 

228. III. Benjamin Willis, Jr.^ b. 1696 ; m. 1719, Mary 
Leonard ; 1 c. 

229. Benjamin Willis^ b. 1720; m. 1. 1742, Bathsheba 
Williams of Taunton; m. 2. 1761, vAd. Sarah 
Bradford, sister of Dea. E])hraim Spooner of 
Plymouth; he graduated at Harvard, 1740; was 
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for 
Plymouth Co.; he d. July 13, 1807; his 2d wife 
d. Jnly 1, 1782; the gravestones show the death 
of two children. , ; - -^ ;' >'.-,-^-v '^-^tr*; 

230. IV. Susanna Willis^ ; m. A. Cobb. 

231. Y. Elizabeth Willis^ m. 1708, Capt. Nathaniel 



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36 THE DESCEXDAXTS OF 

Woodward; he d. Jan. 28, 1748-0, in liis 71st year; slie 
d. Marcli, 1773, in her 8r)th year. 



232. Mary" (45), Thomas"-, Jolm\ the second dauo-hter 
of Thomas'", is said to liave m. Seth Leach. ITer great 
grandson was Caleb Leach, the famous clockmaker and 
inventor, distinguislied for ingenious mechanical inven- 
tions, and wlio assisted Dr. Fobes in the construction of 
the orrery wliich lie presented to Brown University. 
Mitchell mentions but 1 child. 

233. Seth Leach^ ; m. Oct. 9, 1732, Jane, daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Willis) Harvey ; 1 c. 

233a. Thomas Leach\ 



234. NAOMr (4G), Thomas-, John', the tliird daughter 
of Thomas-; m. Xov. 30, 1G8G, William, son of William 
Snow. She is mentioned in the will of her brother John, 
dated July 24, 1727, as having previously deceased; 
there are no records showing her birth or death ; 6 c. 

235. Bethiah Snow^ b. Sept. 26, IGSS ; m. Feb. 1, 1721, 
Elisha HayM'ard, his 2d wife. 

23G. James Snow\ b. Oct. 14, 1G91 ; d. Aug. 28, 1749. 

237. Susanna Snow^, b. Sept. 27, 1G94; m. Dec. 25, 
1717, Israel Alger, his 2d wife. 

238. AVilliam Snow^, b. Aug. 14, 1G97 ; m. Nov. 8, 1722, 
Mary Washburn ; she d. March 31, 1 774, in her 79th year ; 
the gravestones show the death of 

239. WiUiam Snow, Jr.', :\Iay 14, 1755, in his 32d year. .; ' 
^^ ■ 240. -Ebenezer Snow\ b. July 14, 1701; m. July 11, 

, ,/1728, Mei:a-King; he d. March 29, 1789, aged 88; she d. 
^T^Al'lPeb. 18, 179G. 
> \\, 241. John Snow^ b. Aug. 14, 170G ; m. 1. 1 71 1, Hannah ■ 
.A' Hay ward; m. 2. widow Hannah (Harlow) AVillis i. 

'■ \ "■ ^ ■" • ' x^^ 



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JOHN U'HITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 87 

242. IIaxxah'^ (47), Thomas-, Jolin\ b. ; m. 

David, son of [Giles and Anne (Nokcs) Leach, b. Salem, 
Mass., 1G32, settled as a young man at Weymoutli, and 
1GG3 removed to Bridgewater, being one of the 5G original 
proprietors of that town] ; date of his death is unknown ; 
administration was granted upon his estate Dec. 1, 1756 — 
wife llanuali appointed administrator. According to Judge 
AVhitman, she m. late in life her brother-in-law, William 
Snow ; in the will of her brother John"^ above referred to, 
she is, however, mentioned as " my sister, Hannah Leach ;" 
7 c. 

242a. Mercy Leacll^ b. Nov. 22, 1693; m. 

Peterson. 

242b. Hannah Leach^ b. Aug. 31, 1696; d. July 31, 
1716. 

242c. Ephraim Leach^ b. Dec. 19, 1G99 ; m. Dec. 26, 
1734, Ruth, daughter of John Bolton; he d. 1771 ; proba- 
bly without issue. 

242d. Experience Leach^, b. June 10, 1702; member 
of 1st Church ; Sept. 30, 1733, received letter to 2d Church. 

242e. David Leach\ b. May 20, 1706; m. 1. 1742, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Coole ; m. 2. 1751, widow 
Hannah Xewcomb ; d. before 1799. 

242f. Mehitabel Leach\ b. July 18, 1711 ; d. 1799. 

242g. Abigail Leach^ b. Sept. 15, 1714; m. Nov. 7, 
1734, Jacob Keith. 



243. Mar\^ (50), Jolnr, John\ b. March 10, 1666; m. 
Sept. 27, 1686, by Capt. John Torrey, John, son of 
Micaeth Pratt ; she is the onlv dau^'hter of Jolnr con- 
cerning whom anything has been found ; they resided at 
^Veymouth ; 5 c, 

244. Phineas Pratt^ ; m. Sarah White. 

245. Hannah Pratt^, m. Joseph Leonard. 

246. Mary Pratt^; m. 1. Nathaniel Washburn; m. 2. 
Eleazer Cary. 



38 ■ THE DESCENDANTS OF 

247. Pratt^; m. Benjamin White. 

248. Pratt^ ; m. BaiTOws. 



249. JoHN^ (51), Jolnr, Jolm\ b. June 22, 16GS ; m. 1. 
Aug-. 13, 1700, Dorothy, daughter of Matthew and Sarah 
(Hunt) Pratt; slie d. Sept. 28, 1733 ; rn. 2. Aug. 22, 1734, 
Clnistina Farrar, probably of llingham, being- sixty-six 
years of age. He probably d. Sept., 1751 ; he had his 
father's homestead by Whitman's Pond in the south parish 
of AVeymouth ; 8 c., all by 1st m. 

250. Dorothy^ b. May 20, 1704 ; m. (?) March 2G, 1734, 
Thomas Lincoln of llingham. 

251. AbigaiP, b. Sept. 5, 1709; m. (?) Nov. 22, 1739, 
Jonathan Chubbuck of llingham ; she probably d. imme- 
diately after marriage. 

252. Jolm^ (428), b. Oct. 17, 1709 ; d. about 1765. 

253. Matthew^ (43G), b. March 31, 1712; d. May 30, 
1749. 

254. Sarah', ^ d. Aug. 7, 1734. 

> b. Sept. 17, 1714 ; 

255. Mary\ ) d. Oct. 1, 1714. 

256. Al^U'y/, b. Au"'. 24, 171Gj d. in infancy .s.- ■,, ■ • 
^257.' MarJ^,'b. Jujie h,'l72lViii-^^^iie' 18, 1740, Jona- 
than Chubbuck of llingham ; probably her brother-in-law. 



258. Ebexezer" (52), Jolnr, Jo\m\ b. Dec. 4, 1670 ; m. 
June 13, 1705, Deborah Ricliards, and was settled near 
his father in the south parisli of A\'eyniouth. He d. Dec. 
23, 1732. In liis will, dated Dec. 21, 1732, and proven 
Jan. 30, 1733, lie styles himself a carpenter, and mentions 
tliat lie was very sick and weak in bodv ; his wife Deborah 
survived him, and together with his brother SamueP were 
apj)ointed executors of the estate which was inventoried 
at £1537.12.10: 7 c. 



JOHN ^VHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 39 

2o9. Daniel, b. May 3, ITOr!; d. Nov. 25, 1715. 

2<;0. Sarahs b. ; d. May 7, 1733. 

2G1. AnnS b. July 15, 1711; probably the one who 
was pub. Jan. 12, 17-46, to David French of Weymouth — 
his 2d wile. 

262. David^ (442), b. Dec. 2, 1713; d. 1779. 

263. Silences b. ; m. Nov. 23, 1738, Elisha White. 

264. DanieP (449), b. ; d. 1759. 

265. Deborah^ 



266. Samuel=^ (53), Jolnr', John\ according to Judge 
Whitman, the third son, b. April 1, 1673; m. 1. Mary 
Richards, sister of his brother's wife : she is perliaps the 
Mary of the Weymouth records who d. Jan. 1. 1724; m. 
2. April 9, 1761, Elizabeth Turner. He was for one-half 
a centiu-v deacon of the church; he d. about June, 1778, 
as liis will was olfered for probate July 17, 1778; he was 
thus 105 years of age. 

Judge Whitman relates that "an old lady in 1830, 
living in the old dwelling-house of the Ancestor, remem- 
bers, when a little girl, to have called at his house, with 
tlie female part of tlie family of the late Capt. xVbiah 
Whitman, on their flight to Abington, in consequence of a 
rumor that the British from Boston were about to attempt 
a Lnndino' at Wevmouth. She remarks that she found him 
packing up papers with a view, doubtless, to save them 
from British depredations ; that he appeared very old ; 
that liis hair was as white as snow. This was probably in 
1775 when he was 102 years old. He is reputed to have 
left a large estate, and no doubt spent a long life in honest 
industry and in the fervent worship of his creator." No 
niention is made of his having had but 2 children, both by 
1st m. 

267. I. Ruths b. March 27, 1710; m. Jan. 29, 1729, 
Richard, son of John and Mai-garet (Ford) Porter, b. Jan. 
8, 1705; she d. Sept. 13, 1759; 9 c. 



40 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2(18. Samuel Porter^ b. :\[arch 9; d. :\ravch 28, 1731. 
209. Samuel Porter', b. .Alav 8, 1733 ; m. Feb. 18, 1753, 
Esther Beal. 

270. Mary Porter', b. Sept. 25, 1734; m. Feb. 18, 1753, 
Beuiamin Beal of Abinoton, Mass. 

271. Lydia Porter", b. Jan. 31 ; d. Feb. 17, 1738. 

272. Josiah Porter', b. Aug-. 27, 1739 ; m. 1701, Deborah 
Plig'gnis. 

273. Micah Ported b. Dec. 21, 1742 ; m. Mary . 

274. Sarah Porter', b. x\ug-. 22, 1740; m. Ebenezer 
Shaw, Jr. 

275. Lydia Porter\ b. Feb. 9, 1751 ; d. March 2, 1752. 
270. Noah Porter', b May 20; d. June 27, 1753. 

277. 11. SamueP, b. May 24, 1717; d. Jan. 15, 1724. 



278. Zecheeiah'^ O^o), Zecherialr, John-, b. 1702 ; m. 1. 
]\rilford, Ct., by Kobert Treat, Deputy Governor, Jan. 0, 
1702-3, Mrs. Sarah Fitch; she d. Nov. 27, 1705; m. 2. 
March 18, 1700, Damaris Carmen ; she d. Nov. 27, 1705 00 ; 

m. 3. Hannah . He received from his father the 

Milford estate left by Zacheriah the brother of John'. 
From references in the ]\Iilford record, it appears that lie 
must have moved to that town about 17(.>0, though the 
deed from his fatlier of the iirst portion given was dated 
Feb. 1, 1708-9. By his father's will he received the 
balance of the 31ilford lands not included in the deed of 
gift, upon the condition that he cause no disturbance with 
regard to the farm lands at Stowe, ]Mass., given to his 
brother John"^ ; and that he pay his sister, Joanna Hunt of 
Boston, one lumdred pounds; he d. 1752, aged <S(). His 
will was dated Aug. 24, 1749, and the inventory of per- 
sonal property, filed May 11, 1752, amounting to £43!). 2.0, 
gives his wife Hannah one-third of personalty and the 
improvement of the realty for life ; mentions his daughters, 
Sarah ^yelch and Damaris Williams, as deceased ; after 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 41 

legacies to tlieir cliildreii, divides . property among his 
danirliters, llanuali Piatt, Elizabeth Bryan and Frances 
Fenn ; appoints his sons-in-law, Joseph Piatt, Nathan 
Ih-yan and xVaron Fenn, executors ; his wife survived him 
some years; she executed a deed as late as IT^jT ; Milford 
i-e cords give <> c. 

271). I. Zechariah^ b. Oct. 23; d. Nov. 1, 1704. 

280. II. Sarahs b. Nov. IG, 1705; m. May 9, 1723, 
Thomas Welch; she d. Oct. 20, 1740; 7 c. 

281. Sarah ^Yelch•^ b. April 21, 1724; m. 

Downs. 

281a. Thomas WelchS b. 

282. Hannah AVelch*, b. Oct. 21, 1729. 

283. Ehzabeth AVelch', b. April 30, 1733. 

284. Fitch Welch\ b. Sept. 1, 1735. 

285. Whitman Welch', b. June 4, 1738. 

286. Mary Welch\ b. Oct. 19, 1740. 

287. III. bamarisS b. (baptized April «, 1711 ; 
m. Williams. 

288. IV. Hannahs b. ; m. Joseph Piatt. 

289. V. EhzabethSb. (baptized July 29, 1715) ; 
m. Nathan Bryan. 

290. VI. FrancesSb. (baptized Sept. 25, 1720) ; 
m. Aaron Fenn. 



291. Samuek^ (58), Zechai-ialr, Jolm\ brother of the 
next preceding, was born at Hull, Mass., 1676. He grad- 
uated at Harvard in 1696 and is said to have been a tutor 
there for a short period. He is mentioned as having occa- 
sionally preached at Lancaster, Mass., between 1697-1701. 
In 1 69'J he was em})loyed as teacher of the Grammar School 
at Salem, where he probably remained till he was called 
to preach at Farmington, Conn., at that time one of the 
largest and wealthiest towns in the State. 

The follo\vino' are extracts taken froni Farmington town 
records: At a General Court held 1702, ''the town of 



42 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Farming-ton, laboring- under great difficulties in reference 
to the calling- and settling of a minister among them, and 
other ecclesiastical concerns, certain of the inhabitants 
made tlieir address to this General Assembly praying for 
counsel and relief. In answer whereunto, this assembly 
doth ordei- and direct them to seek counsel and help from 
the Rev. Elders, namely, the Rev. Mv. Abram Pierson, Mr. 
James Xoyes, ^fr. Taylor, Mr. N. Russel, Mr. Samuel 
Russel and Mr. Thomas Ruggles, or any five of them, 
whom this assembly doth direct to be helpful unto them, 
and (unless the said inhabitants shall ao-ree amono- them- 
selves, etc.) to nominate and appoint a minister for them, 
and in case the minister so nominated and appointed will 
undertake this work, this assembly doth hereby order that 
said inhabitants of Farming-ton shall entertain him for one 
year, and also pay to him such salary as hath been usual 
and customary among them." I'he town officers were also 
appointed by the General Coui-t. In 1 704 the General 
Court directed the same ministers as above to procure a 
minister for the inliabitants of Farmington, " who are 
hereby ordered to receive him and to pay him as formerly 
until this court do order otherwise, or until thev ao-ree 
among themselves." In 1705 messengers were sent to 
Nantascot, near ]3o.ston, to confer with .Mr. Samuel Whit- 
man. So great was the zeal of the people, that they pro- 
posed to })ay to any one who would lend money to bear 
the expenses of their messengers, two shillings for one 
shilling lent till the time of the next minister's rate. Their 
offers of salary were very liberal : first, 90 pounds a year, 
with the use of the parsonage in the Pequabuck meadows, 
as also fortv acres of land in fee, and a house, he findino- 
glass and nails, 'l^ie year after, 200 pounds were voted 
as a settlement, a sahay of 100 pounds, and his firewood. 
Wheat at that time was five shillings and threepence per 
bushel. 

He was ordained Dec. 10, 170(j, and remained in his 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 43 

charge till liis death. In 1708, 3[r. Whitman being about 
to viriit his friends in Boston, the town, by their vote, pro- 
vided for the service and expense of a " waighting man " 
to attend their minister, lie married, ^rarcli 19, 1707, 
Sarah, daughter of the Rev. Solomon and Esther (^Yar- 
ham) Stoddard of Northampton, h. Apr. 1, 1G80, d. Sept. 
10, 1755, by whom he had a large famih'. She joined the 
church at Farmingtou by letter, Feb. 11, 1710 11. He 
had a high repute as a clergyman and was much beloved 
by the people under liis charge. Ranking among the first 
literary men of Xew England, lie was intci-ested in all 
matters of education and culture ; as a sign of this we find 
his name among the early subscribers to Prince's Chro- 
nologv. In 172G he was appointed one of the Fellows of 
Yale College, a position he retained for more tlian twenty 
years. Accordino- to Mr. Pitkin, his successor in the min- 
istry, " he was a gentleman of strong mind and sound 
judgment ; his sermons correct, accurate and instructive ; 
his delivery and public address calm and modenite; he 
was highly esteemed and greatly improved in ecclesiastical 
councils, and was esteemed a truly learned man." 

During Mr. Whitman's ministry the second meeting 
house was begun in 1700 and completed in 1714. Tliis 
second church was fifty feet square, witli height propor- 
tional, and furnished with a cupola or turret, which tradi- 
tion has always placed in the center, from wJiich the bell- 
rope was suspended so soon as a bell was provided. How 
hard it was to build the church of 1700-1772, and liow 
rude it was when built, is obvious from -the fact that the 
first tax of a penny in a pound A\as spent in procuring the 
nails. Another vote respected tlie glass and lead. Anotlier 
directs that " it bo ceiled with good sawn boards on the 
within side up to the railings and filled with mortar up to 
the girts." Later, thoughtfulness of the fierce northwesters 
suggested the vote that the mortar should be continued 
along the second story. Two tiers of new seats were 



44 THE DESCEXDANTS OF 

oi'derc'tl, one on each side tlio aisle Avliieh extended to the 
east door. It follows from this and other notices that the 
house stood along- the street to the northwest of the site of 
the present edifice, that the pnlpit was on the w^est side, 
and the entrances were from the north and south and east. 
The seats from the first house were |)robablv removed to 
the second, and were placed facing- the pulpit, except the 
two new ones, which, it may be conjectured, filled the 
space not covered by the old seats, noAv transferred to a 
larger house. Mrs. Whitman, the pastors wiie, sat in a 
pew at the south, tliat is, the right hand of the pul])it, but 
tliis pew was built at ^Lr. AVhitman's expense, and after his 
decease it Avas purchased by the society. Jn 1731 the 
purchase of a bell was ordered, and in 1738 a town clock. 
Before the bell was provided, the beat of drum called the 
people together on Sundays and public days at a cost of 
£-1 10s. the year. Xew^ seats were next ordered for the 
gallery; now and then a pew was erected at the expense 

of its occupants In 174G a committee was appointed 

to repair the house and see " what can be done to prevent 
its sjireading." From that time onward it w^as doomed to 
destj uction. 

The only ecclesiastical disturbance wdiicli occurred 
during the ministry of }>[r. Whitman was caused by the 
"new way of singing." It would appear from the records 
of several meetings of the chui-ch that the result was for a 
time doubtful. The following resolution, passed by the 
parish, ^larch, 1726-7, decided for the old way: 

" This meeting, taking into consideration the unhappy 
controversy that hath been among us respecting singing 
of psalms in our public assemblies upon the Sabbath, and 
forasmuch as the church in this place hath several times in 
their meeting manifested their dislike of singing psalms 
according to the method not lonof- since endeavored to 
be introduced amono- us, bein"- the same way of sin^'inir 
of psalms whicii is recommended by the reverend ministers 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 45 

of Boston witli Other ministers, to the number in all of 
twentv or thereabouts ; therefore, that the controversy 
may be ended and peace gained for this society, this meet- 
ino", by their major vote, do declare their full satisfaction 
with the former wav of sino-ino- of psalms in this society 
and do earnestly desire to continue therein, and do with 
the church manifest their dislike of singing- according to 
the said method endeavored to be introduced aforesaid." 

lie had by bequest one-half his fatlier's lands in Stowe, 
Mass., and was appointed executor of the will. His home- 
stead stood on the main street just in the rear of the present 
Savings Bank, and the property on wliicli it was situated 
remained in the family till after 1863. ''His felicity was 
consummated by the settlement of his children in the 
vicinity in which he lived, and seeing them highly respected 
and prosperous." He d. July 31, 1751, from an attack of 
dysentery, at that time almost an epidemic, at the age of 
75 ; 7 c. 

292. Rev. Elnathan* (-tr^o), b. Jan. 12, 1709; d. March 
4, 1777, aged 68. 

293. Solomon^ (458), b. April 20, 1710; d. Sept. 13, 
1803, aged 93. 

294. Eunice^ (465), b. Feb. 24, 1712. 

295. John^ (475), b. Dec. 23, 1713; d. July 10, 1800, 
aged 87. 

296. Dr. SamueP, b. Jan. 13, 1716 ; graduated Yale Col- 
lege, 1735, and settled in Farmington, Ct., where he d. 
unmarried, Dec. 4, 1751. 

297. Sarah^ (483), b. March 12, 1718; d. March 24, 
1805, aged 87. 

298. Elizabeth^ (492), b. Jan. 17, 1721 ; d. Dec. 27, 1 795, 
ao-ed 74. 



299. John" (61), Zecherialr, John\ b. 1688; m. 1. 
widow I ]\lary Graves of Charlestown, according to the 
inscription on her gravestone; she d. Nov. 24, 1716, aged 



4S THE DESCENDANTS QF 

17 yrs. 9 mos. ; m. 2. Dorcas, widow of Thomas Chitty, 
and daiigliter of Cupt. Jacob Green of Cliarlestown ; she 
d. Oct. 18, 1718, ag-ed 34; m. 3. Margaret, widow of John 
Damon of Charlestown, and daughter of Rev. Thomas 
Clark; shed. Oct. IG, 1758, aged 6G. But httle can be 
learned regarding- him. He v/as a magistrate, deacon of 
the church, and evidently one of the wealtliiest and most 
influential men of the town. He received by deed and 
inheritance from his father a large tract of land at Assobet 
or Stowe on which he settled ; and he also received from 
his second wife and her brother a considerable property ; 
he d. Aug. 3, 1772, aged 84. By his will, dated Oct. 15, 
1757, proven Sept. 8, 1772, he makes his son, Charles 
Whitman, residuary legatee, and appoints him sole execu- 
tor; he also directs that his son Charles shall support a 
negro servant named Boston, who is to be made fi-ee ; 7 c. 

300. Jaco¥ (493), b. Nov. 16, 171G; d. May 10, 1802, 
aged 86. 

301. John* (503), b. Sept. 21, 1717; d. Sept. 12, 1763, 
aged 36. 

302. Lucy^ b. Jan. 1, 1718/19 ; m. a Harris; under her 
father's will she received £13.6.8. ' 

303. Thomas*, b. March 18, 1720; was a physician; d. 
unmarried before his father. 

304. Zechariah* (515), b. Nov. 18, 1722; d. Jan. 14, 
1793. 

305. Jean*, b. Nov\ 25, 1724; probably d. without issue 
before her father. 

306. Charles* (531), b. 1731; d. Dec. 10, 1807, 
aered 76. 



307. John3 (69), Abialr, Johni, b. 1681; m. 1. March 
25, 1713, Rebecca, probably daughter of William ^lanley 
of Weymouth, b. March 6, 1687 ; d. Aug. 29, 1742 ; m. 2. 
Sept. 4 (n§5), Jean Chaplin. He settled in Easton, 
building his house near Whitman's or Mauley's brook, on 



JOHN WHIT.AtAN OF WEYMOUTH. 47 

land laid out to his father in 1701; he also held land in 
the name of his fatlier for nearly a mile up and down the 
stream. In 17.38 he sold his homestead to Paul Packard, 
being- the site upon which in 17(J7 the Baptists erected a 
meeting-house; he d. 1758. His will, executed July 12, 
1758, was proven Aug. 14, 175<S; in it he mentions his 
Avife Jane, his sons Jolm, Terali and Jacob, his daughters, 
Sarah Owen, Mary and Piebecca, and the children of a 
deceased daughter, Pebecca Randall ; appoints his son 
Terah executor ; in 1 750 Samuel Philips was appointed 
guardian of Jacob and Rebecca, 2d, minors ; his widow m. 
Sept. 20, 1769, Eben Dunham; 7 c. 

308. John^ b. Oct. 25, 1714; m. 174 G, Margaret Willis ; 
settled at Easton ; was one of the original subscribers to 
the church covenant dated April 8, 1747; his name also 
appears among the members of the Train-band, April 7, 
1757 ; is said to have d. without issue. 

309. Terah^ b. July 7, 1717; m. 1746, Anne AVilHs ; 
he settled at Easton: she d. April 3, 1799 ; he d. Nov. 24, 
1805, aged 86 ; they and their children are buried in the 
old graveyard at l^ridgewater ; 2 c. 

310. Silence', b. 1752; d. March 13, 1778. 

311. Anna V b. 1754; m. 1797, Thompson Baxter; she 
d. 1831 ; nothing further is known. 

312. Rebecca^ b. April 29, 1719; m. ^lay 25, 1738, 
Israel Randall, Jr. ; she d. before 1 751, as she is mentioned 
in her father's will as deceased; he d. ]\[arch 24, 1753; 
4 c. 

313. Abiah RandalP, b. Feb. 14, 1729; m. Nov. 25, 
1778, Mary Drake; he d. Nov. 20, 1815. 

314. Israel RandalP, b. 1740; m. Oct. 26, 1769, Mary 
Randall. 

315. Matthew Randall', b. 1742; probably d. young. 

316. Ichabod RandalP, b. 1748; m. Aug. 1773, EHza- 
beth Titus. 

317. Sarah^ b. March 12, 1721/2; m. Oct. 14, 1750, 
Seth Owen ; settled at Taunton. 



48 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

318. Mary*, June 13, 1724; d. ITGl ; uiimamed. 

310. Eebecca*, b. Aug-. 25, 1751; is probably the 
Rebecca who m. Oct. G, 1708, John ^Mears, tlie famous 
drummer of Easton : liis house Avas soutli of Whitman's 
brook, near the house of Jolm Wliitman''. 

320. Jacob* (512), b. 1753; d. Dec. 29, 1842, 

ao-ed 89. 



321. ZECHEPJAir* (71), Abiair, John\ b. Jan. 2, 1685. 
He settled on lands in Easton bequeathed him by his 
father, who for some reason placed him under the tutelage 
of his brothers, John'^ and Abiah'l He never married, and 
no record has been found of his death. 



322. Dea. Abiah"^ (73), Abiair, John\ b. Weymouth, 
Nov. 30, 1G90; m. 1. published Oct. 28, 1715, Ruth, 
daughter of AVilliam and Mary (Porter) Pittee, b. 1695; 
d. Sept. 15, 1738; m. 2. ^Tay 3, 1739, Sarah, daughter of 
Thomas and Hannah (Randall) Reed, b. Aug. 1, 1715; d. 
April 1, 1788. "He was a man of great regularity, 
industry and piety, and in much estimation among his 
fellow-citizens, and was employed in many of their town 
offices ;" was for many years deacon of the South Parish 
Chui-ch. He d. Jan. 30, 1770, in his 80th year. His 
will, dated Feb. 15, 1760, proven March 9, 1770, mentions 
his wife Sarah, to whom he gives one-half his estate, to be 
resigned in the event of her marrying again ; his son 
Abiali* receives one-half the estate, and the other half upon 
^the death of the widow; to his daughters Sarah and Ruth, 
when tliey marry or arrive at the age of twenty-one, 
150 lbs., lawful money, silver at 6s. 8d. per ounce ; a bed, 
a frame table with drawers, looking-glass, one co^^■, and 
two silver spoons ; appoints his wife Sarah and son Abiah* 
executrix and executor; the witnesses were John and 
Sanuiel l\eed and Samuel Webb ; the inventory amounted 



JOHN WHITMAN" OF WEYMOUTH. 



49 



to £1G'2 7.15.7 ; the widow's will was proven May G, 1778 ; 
G c. 

323. Abiah^ (551), b. (baptized May 10, 1741); 
d. May 17, 1807. 

324. Ruth\ b. Nov. 5, 1743; d. Oct. 3, 1751. 

325. SaralA b. Sept. 2, 1745; d. Sept. 10, 1751. 
32G. William\ b. Oct. 12, 1748; d. Sept. 7, 1751. 

327. Sarah^ (552), b. Oct. 17, 1752; d. Feb. 25, 1825, 
aged 73. 

328. PtutliS b. Oct. 20, 1755; m. 1. Nov. 8, 1783, Jesse 
Reed of Abingtou ; they removed to Charlemont; at the 
time of the settlement of the estate of Abialr', the receipt 
si<j:ned bv Jesse Keed and wife mentions them as living- in 

tliat town; he d. ; she m. 2. Johnson, 

and according- to Judge AVhitman removed to Cummington ; 
the town records of that town, however, show nothing ; in 
the will of Abiah*, dated 1807, reference is made to the 
children of Rutli, their mother being deceased ; 7 c. 

32 U. Sarah Reed', b. ; m. Zabrina Hastings. 

330. Ruth Reed^ b. 

331. Alonzo Reed', b. 

332. Hannah Johnson'', b. • , 

QQo T T 1 -.1 > ^Imors. 

d32a. Jesse Johnson , b. • ' 

332b. Calvin Johnson-^, b. 

332c. Oren Jolmson^ b. 



50 THE DESCENDANTS OF 



F U E T H G E N E li xV ^J^ I ON. 



333. Zecheeiah"' (198), Ebenezer'', Thomas", Joliii\ b. 
1704; m. ]\li(lclIeboro, by IJcnjaniin \Yhite, J. P., Nov. 1, 
1733, Eleanor Bennett, and settled in South Bridge water, 
having- built a house on tlie liill neai- his father's farm. 
Nothing is known regarding liini personally; he d. Nov. 
13, 1773, aged 71. In his will he refers to his wife as 
blind and unable to use her limbs ; she survived him a few 
years and d. Nov. 10, 1777, aged C5 ; 10 c. 

334. Samuer (604), b. 1734; lost at sea. 

335. Abiah'*, b. 1735; d. young. 

336. Zecheriah' (688), b.' Jan. 25, 1738; d. April 19, 
1819, aged 81. 

337. Eleanor' (1001), b. 1735. 

338. l^enjamin^ b. 1741 ; d. young. 

339. Abigail'', b. 1743; d. unmarried. 

340. Rutlv^ (1003), b. 1746. 

341. Jonas^ (1007), b. 1749 ; d. July 30, 1824, aged 75 

342. Ebenezer (1042), ^ d.l788. 

Vb. 1752; 

343. Saralr'*, ; d. unmarried. 



344. Ebknkzer^ (200), Ebenezer\ Thoma.s'', John', b. 
South Bridgewater, 1713; m. Providence, R. I., Dec. 11, 
1740, Rebecca Paine. lie became the owner of his 
father's liomestead, partly by purchase and partly by 
inlieritance, and passed his life of over 90 years upon it. 
It was a valuable estate and lie added greatly to it by the 
means of constant labor, regularity and economy. He 



JOHI\ WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 51 

was a mason by trade as well as farmer, and brouo-ht up 
liis son Noah to the same trade. His wife d. Julv, 1778; 
lie d. Aug. 20, 1804, aged 91 ; 4 c. 

:-^45. Ebenezer\ b. Dec. 7, 1741 ; d. May 21, 1742. 

•UG. Noalr^ (1044), b. Oct. 1, 1743; d. May 24, 1823, 
ag'ed 79. 

347. Hannah^ b. 1745; m. 1769, Ebenezer Dean of 
Plym})ton, Mass. 

348. Lydia'^ (2043), b. 1749; d. Jan. 13, 1815. 



349. Capt. Thomas^ (202), Nicholas-^ Thomas-, John^ 
b. 1702; m. 1. 1727, Jemima, daugliter of Isaac and 
Mehitable (Allen) Alden, b. 1702; d. March 5, 1760; m. 
2. 1767, Mrs. Eebecca Kickard, Avidow of Dea. Seth Allen. 
lie had by deed the northeasterly ])art of his tathers 
homestead, on which was a fine mill site, and here was 
erected the building called Whitman's Mills. He was a 
man of considerable education, and much emploved in 
town and parochial affairs. He was chosen deacon of the 
church, Oct. 4, 1748, holding the ofiice for many vears. 
" He was not very laborious, but diligent, regular and 
frugal." Sept. 16, 1747, he was appointed administrator 
upon the estate of his father Nichoias'l He d. Dec. 15, 
1788, aged 86; his wife d. March 29, 1791. His will, 
dated June 20, 1785, was proven Feb. 2, 1789, but his 
estate was principally apportioned before his death ; 8 c., 
all by 1st m, 

350. Simeon-'(2061), b. 1728; d. Oct. 30, 1811, aged 83. 

351. Peter^ (2287), b. May 4, 1730; d. Dec. 3, 1801, 
aged 71. 

352. Benjamin^ (2424), b. 1732 ; d. , 1802, aged 71. 

353. Jemima' (2526), b. June 27, 1734; d. March 15, 
1771. 

354. Nathan"^ (2548), b. 1736; d. May 13, 1784. 

355. Amos'' (2709), b. Feb. 17, 1738; d, 1791. 



52 THE DESCEXDAI^TS OF 

356. William' (301:)), b. 1740; d. 1797 

357. Isaac'', b. 174- ; d. youno-. 



358. John* (-iO.-)), Xicliolas', Tliomas", John', b. 1704; 
m. 1. 17'jr;, Elizabeth Hickard of Plympton ; she d. 1727 ; 
m. 2. 17211, Elizabeth, daug-hter of James Gary, b. 1700; 
d. 1742; m. 3. 1743, Mrs. Hannah, widow of Dea. Isaac 
Snow and daughter of Joseph Shaw, b. 1704; d. 1762; 
m. 4. Sc})t. 30, 1765, Mrs. Hannah, widow of Josepli 

Mitchell of Hingham, and daughter of Hearsy of 

Abington, b. 1703: d. 17^8. He had a portion of his 
father's estate, including tliat part on which his grandfather 
Thomas^' had his dwelling. According to Judge Whitman 
"he was regular in his habits but not very laborious, suffi- 
ciently so, however, to maintain his family and keep his 
patrimony together, until, in his old age, his son John' 
took charge of it, and of the maintenance of himself and 
his wife." He d. 1792, aged 88 ; 6 c. 

359. SamueP (3849), b. Oct. 7, 1730; d. Feb. 5, 1824, 
aged 94. " . 

360. Elizabeth^ b. 1732; d. 1765; unmarried 

361. John-^ (4122), b. March 17, 1735; d. July 26, 
1842, aged 107. 

362. Janies\ b. 1737; d. 1747. 

363. Daniel* (4304), b. 1744; d. Aug. 31, 1777. 

364. Ezra-' (4399), b. 1747 ; d. Jan. 16, 1814, aged 67. 



365. David^ (205), Nicholas^ Thomas', John', 1). 1709 ; 
m. 1738, Susanna, daughter of Nathaniel Hay ward, b. 
1707: d. 1795. He was handsomely provided for by his 
brother John^ who left him his homestead. He d. 1789, 
aged 80 ; 2 c. 

366. John-', b. 1739; d. young. 

367. Isaiah"', b. 1741; d. July 25, 1759; was drowned 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WP^YMOUTII. 53 

while a student at Yale College, and buried in the Colleg-e 
plot. The following is a copy of the inscription on his 
tombstone : 

ISAIAII WHITMAN, 

Son of Mr. Daniel \Vliitma.n and Elizabeth his wife, 

Of Bridgewater, in the Province of the Massachusetts Ba3', 

A student of Yale College, died July lioth, IToS, 

In the 20th year of his age. 

Just as his parents hailed tlie day 

When joys should all thoir cares repay, 
Just as his own fond hopes aspired 

To deeds by which bright minds are fired. 
Death snatched him lience in youthful bloom 

And sank those liopes beneath the tomb. 



3G8. Jonathan* (-<'6), Nicholas'^ Thomas-, John\ b. 
1710; m. 1. 1747, Elizabeth Harvey ; m. "2. 1752, Bethiah, 
daughter of Dea. Joseph Edson, b. 1 704 ; d. 1^05. Among 
the list of Revolutionary soldiers from Massachusetts 
Province are found the names of Jonathan and Jonathan, 
Jr., unless there is an error of eni'ollment. Jonathan, Sr., 
served in Capt. Orr's Company of minute men, on the 
occasion of the ''alarm of April 15, 1775." He died Oct. 
31, 1778. His will, dated Sept. 13, 1777, proven Dec. 7, 
1778, mentions his wife Bethia, Leah, only child of his son 
Jonathan, his daughter Elizabeth, Ruth, widow of his son 
Jonathan ; 2 c. 

361). Jonathan-' (4589), b. 1751 ; d. 1777. 

370. Elizabeth', b. 1752 ; m. Oct. 2(J, 1791, Rev. George 
Briggs of Norton ; he was at one time settled as a Baptist 
l)reacher at Stoughton Corner, ]\Iass. 



371. Seth* (207), Nicholas^ Thomas-, John', b. 1713; 
ii>. 1741, Ruth, daughter of Stei)hen Reed of Abington. 
He d. July 16, 1778. His will was dated June 30, proven 
Aug. 3, 1778. His widow m. a White; 6 c. 

372. Stephen-' (4591), b. 1745; d. June 28, 1778. 



54 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

373. Sarahs b. 1751; m. 1777, Pelatiah Gilbert. 

374. Setlr' (4G01), b. 1754; d. Oct. 17, 17S3. 

375. Enos^ b. 175()*; d. at Valley Forg-e in the winter 
of 1778. May 8, 1700, Tliomas Sherman was appointed 
administrator, and his estate was equally divided between 
his sister Sarah, his mother, and the heij-s of his brothers 
Seth and Stephen. 

37G. Ruth'', b. 1751J; d. young. 
377. Hannah"', b. 1762; d. young-. 



378. Dea. Eleazer* (-JOS), Nicholas", Thomas-, John\ 
b. 171G; m. 1741, Abigail, daughter of Daniel Alden, b. 
1721; d. April 26, 1814. He located in the eastern part 
of Bridgewater adjoining the Abington line. He was 
respectable as a husbandman, and by industry and reo-u- 
lai-ity acquired a handsome estate. "In his religious 
notions he was rigidly Calvinistic, and blameless in life 
and conversation." He took an active part in church 
matters; 1771, was chosen deacon of the 1st Cong. Church 
Society of Abington, retaining this position till the organi- 
zation of the 2d Society of Abington. Tlie early services 
of this church were held at bis house for some months 
while a church edifice was being prepared. This society 
was formally organized, Aug. 10, 1807, and Mr. ^yhitman 
and Josiah Torrey chosen as its first deacons. He d. May 
31, 1807, aged 91 ; 11 c. 

379. Uavf, b. 1743; d. young. 

380. Eliab'', b. 1745; d. young. 

381. Abigail', ) 

382. Hannah-', ^b. 1747; d. young. 

383. Jepthalr', b. 1748; d. young. 

384. Mary'' (4633), b. 175l'; d. 1841, aged 90. 

385. Joshua-^ (4835), b. April, 1753; d. Sept. 6, 1775. 

386. Eleazer^ (-A^^-iO), b. Sept. 5, 1755; d. Dec. 5, 1846, 
aged 91. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 55 

387. Ephraim-^ (5112), b. Oct., 1758; d. Dec. 23, 1838, 
aged 80. 

388. Asa^ b. 1761; d. young. 

389. AbigaiP (5185), V 1763; d. April 18, 1841, 
aged 78. 



390. JosiAH* (212), Nicholas', Thomas-, John\ b. 1724 ; 
m. 1747, Elizabeth, daughter of Ezekiel Smith of Hiiigham 
and Dinah, daughter of Samuel ^lay of Roxbury and Mary 
Duncan of Scotland. He had his father's dwellin«'-liouse 
and the southwesterly part of the homestead ; was exten- 
sively engaged in the manufacture of slioes ; for some 
years before his death he had it in contemplation to 
remove to Cornwall, Conn., and had purchased a farm 
there, on which he had occasioiially spent some time in 
preparing it for the residence of his family, but a pulmo- 
nary consumption terminated his career before he was 
thirty 3^ears of age. He was well educated for the times 
in wliich he lived, and bid fair to become a man of respec- 
tability. He d. April 3, 1754; she d. Jan. 22, 1778; 4 c. 

39L Levr^ (5240), b. July 4, 1748; d. Nov. 7, 1838. 

392. LemueP (5290), b. April 29, 1750. 

393. Abigail'', b. Dec. 5, 1751 ; m. Aug. 5, 1775, Dea. 
John Whitman'; she d. Sept. 16, 1813; see line. 

394. Josiah' (5009), b. Dec. 16, 1753; d. March 30, 
1778.. 



395. Sarah* (213), Nicholas^ Thoma.s-, John\ the only 
daughter of Nicholas'^ that married, b. 1726; m. 1746, 
Eleazer, grandson of the Hon. John x\lden, b. 1 723 They 
resided at Bridgewater, where he d. May 2, 1803; she d. 
April 26, 1818, aged 92; 6 c. 

396. L Martha Alden\ b. 1752; m. 1774, Sylvanus 
Blossom; she d. 1802. 

397. II. Mary Alden^ b. 1754; d. Dec. 4, 1818; 
unmarried. 



66 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

398. III. Abigail Alden\ b. IToG; ni. 1774, William, 
son of Thomas and Hannah (Lewis) Snell, b. 1730. He 
was a soldier in the French war, and lost the use of his 
limbs from exposure. He kept a school in l^ridgewater, 
and was known as Master Snell He subsequently re- ■ 
moved to Ware, and then to Tamworth, N, H. ; 6 c. 

399. William Snell'', b. 1776; m. Sarah Blossom. 

400. Seth Snell'', b. 1778. 

401. Smyrdus Snell'', b. 1780 ; m. 1807, Lucy, daughter 
of Mark and Xancy (Phillips) Phillips, ''b. 1783. 

402. Eleazer Snell'^ b. i7S4. 

403. Alden Snell", b. Tamworth. 

404. Martin Snell'', b. Tamworth. 

405. TV. Sarah Alden\ b. 1759; d. 1778. 

406. V. Hannah Alden', b. 1762; m. 17s2, Levi, son 
of Nathaniel and ^lary (Leach) Latham; after 1795 they 
removed to Windsor, Mass. ; 7 c, 2 youngest b. Windsor. 

407. Dea. Nathaniel Latliam'' ; resided at Windsor. 

408. Cyrus Latham''. 

409. Susanna Alden Latham''. 

410. Robert Latliam'', b. 1793. 

411. Mary Latham'', b. 1795. 

412. Lewis Latham''. 

413. Hannah Latham". 

414. VL Eleazer Alden^ b. 1767 ; m. 1. 1794, Deborah, 
sister of Eleazer Churchill ; she d. June 2U, 1804; m. 2. 
1819, Abigail Pierce of Middleboro ; 3 c. 

415. Lewis Alden'', b. Sept. 10, 1795 ; d. March 30, 17^)6. 

416. Isaac Alden^ b. 1797; m. 1821, Minerva Water- 
man ; he d. Oct. 30, 1835. 

417. Rebecca Alden". 



418. Nicholas^ (215), Nicholas,'^ Thomas'', John\ b. 
1731 ; m. 1759, ^[ryj House of Hanson. He had a por- 
tion of his fathers homestead, upon which he spent the 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 67 

principal portion of liis days ; the mnster rolls sliow that 
Nicholas Whitman served at the time of the alarm at Rhode 
Island, Dec. 8, 177G, nnder Lt. John Whitman; he led a 
quiet, inoilensive life and d. 1803, aged 72; 4 c, all of 
wliom survived him. 
• 419. Isaiah"' (50"):)), b. 1760; d. April 7, 1827. 

420. Elijah-^ (^>744), b. 1762; d. about 1839. 

421. Mary^ (5928), b. 176o; d. Aug. 7, 1840, aged 75. 

422. Eunice', b. 1769; m. 1791, Reuben Tomson of 
Halifax, Mass. 



423. Erenezer^ (217), Nicholas"^, Thomas"-, John\ b. 
1731 ; m. 1760, Abigail, daughter of John Freelove. He 
settled at Bridgewater, and was a man of intelligence and 
virtue, amiable in disposition and mucli respected by his 
neighbors ; the muster rolls sliow that Ebenezer Whitman 
of ]>ridgewater marched to Horse Neck, Bi-aintree, March 
4, 1776; also was called out on occasion of the alarm at 
Bristol, E,. I., Dec. 8, 1776. He d. of consumption, Feb. 
11, 1786, aged 56 ; his widow d. March 1, 1786 ; 4 c. 

424. Ebenezer^ (5954), b. 1765; d. Nov. 5, 184!), 
aged 84. 

425. Jepthalr^ (5983), b. April 12, 1767; d. Jan. 30, 
1853, aged 86. 

426. AbigaiF, b. 1769; d. 1844, aged 75, at the house 
of her brother in Windsor, Mass. 

427. Sarahs b. June 2, 1774; d. Jan. 7, 1786. 



428. JoHN^ (252), Jolnr, Johm, John\ b. Oct. 17, 1709 ; 
ui. Aug. 17, 1732, Abigail, daughter of Samuel Ilollis, b. 
March 20, 1712. He had a portion of his father's estate 
by Whitman's Pond, where he resided till after his father's 
death, when by deed dated Dec. 2, 1754, recorded Sept. 25, 
1765, he sold his farm and removed to Abington. lie d. 
about 1765; his son John'' was appointed administrator, 
l^eb. 4, 1765; 7 c. 



68 thp: descendants of 

429. Lydia', b. Feb. 27; d. March 21, 1765. 

430. Dorothy^ b. July 27, 17oG; m. (pub. April 30, 
1757) Ainos Berry; Weymouth records show birtli of 1 c. 

431. Dorothy Berry",' b. March 12, 1758. 

432. Tabitha', b. Jan. 11, 1739; m. Dec. 24, 1763, 
Elislia Lhicoln, 3d. 

433. Johir^ (6066), b. Oct. 9, 1740. 

434. Samuel' (6278), b. Aug. 20, 1744. 

434a. AbigaiP, ba]^tizod July 20, 1746; d. 1751. 
434b. Thomas'^ or Thanuel', b. May 15, 1749 ; baptized 
May 21, 1749; d. 1751. 

435. Levi-' (6856). 

436. Matthew^ (253), John-', John-, .John\ b. March 
31, 1712; m. Jan. 16, 1734, Martlia, daughter of Jonas 
and Mary (Neal) Humphrey, b. April 5, 1717. He lived 
upon his father's homestead at Weymouth by Whitman's 
Pond. He d. (Weymouth records) May 3, 1749. Letters 
of administration were granted to his widow, Oct. 14, 
1757; she d. 1762; 5 c.' 

437. Joseph^ b. Jan. 11, 1737; lost at sea when a lad. 

438. Hannah'', b. March 4, 1739; m. Jan. 3, 1767, 
Thomas, son of John and Lydia Copeland of 13raintree. 

439. Jesse' (6861), b. June 4, 1743. 

440. Sarah"', b. July 4, 1745. 

441. Mary"', b. Dec. 21, 1747 ; may have been the Mary 
who m. April 30, 1789, Stephen Pratt (Weymouth records). 



442. David^ (262), Ebenezer^ John-, John\ b. Dec. 2, 
1713; m. 1. Jan. 26, 1736, Joanna Fisher of Norton; she 
d. Jan. 4, 1756; he ra. 2. July 4, 1757, Mrs. Hannah 
Bates. By his father's will he had one half the estate, 
subject to the payment of certain legacies to his sisters. 
He lived and died in Weymouth, and his descendants are 
the only persons of the name of AVhitman still residing 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WKYMOUTII. 59 

tliere. He d. abQut 1779. An application was made by 
Hannah, widow of David Whitman, reqnestino- that admin- 
istration be granted " David Whitman, the eldest snrviv- 
ing son;" bond iiled, Nov. 5, 1779 ; 7 c. 

44o. Sarah', b. Dee. 27, lb'o7; d. young. 

444. Hannah', b. Jan. 2, 1740; m. Feb. 26, 1761, 
Amos, son of Jolni and Elizabeth (Goddard) Shaw ; she 
d. March 13, 1832, aged 92. It is believed that she left 
descendants. 

44.0. Charity', b. Feb. 27, 1742; m. Feb. 10, 1759, 
Ephraim Xash, b. Jan. 13, 1730; d. Oct. 1801; she d. 
Sept. 17, 1807; no issue. 

446. David' (6867), b. Dec. 13, 1749 ; d. Dec. 16, 1833, 
aged 84. 

447. SamueP (6921), b. Feb. 18, 1751; d. Dee. 18, 
1826, aged 75. 

448. Nehemiah' (6933), b. Sept. 8, 1753; d. July 7', 
1835, aged 82. 



449. Daniel* (264), Ebenezer^, John-, John^ ; no record 
lias been found of his birth: he m. April 5, 1742, Zerviah 
Braman of Norton, Mass. l-^ristol Co. probate records 
show that " Zerviah, widow, was appointed administratrix, 
1759, and that Ephraim Nash was in 1766 appointed 
guardian of three minor sons;" no mention is made of any 
daughters ; the sons mentioned are : 

450. Daniel"' (6953), b. July 16, 1745; d. Feb. 9, 1829. >) 

451. Samuel' (72S8). 

452. Nehemiah-^ (7289). > , ^ f -. , A 

453. Rev. Elnathan* (292), SamueP, Zecherialr, John^, 
b. Farmington, Jan. 12, 1708,9; baptized Jan. 16, 1708; 
ni. about 1744, xlbigail, daugliter of Col. Nathaniel and 
Anna (Whiting) Stanley (then treasurer of the Connecticut 
Colony), b. July 14, 1719; d. Nov., 1795. He graduated 



/' /■ 



60 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

at Yale Colleg-e, 172G; was tutor, 1728-17o2; \yas or- 
dained, Nov. 29, 1732, pastor of the Second Cong. Church, 
Hartford, Ct., being- the third minister of tliis parish ; this 
charge lie held during his life. He was chosen in 1748 
a Fellow of Yale College to succeed his father, ret:iining his 
position till 1774. At the session of the Cor})oration of 
Yale College held Sept., 1774, Mr. AVhitman being the 
Senior Fellow, the following minute was entered upon the 
record: "The Rev. Mr. Whitman, having repeated liis 
earnest request to resign his Place at the Board on Account 
of his advanced Age and Dilficultv of hearino^, we do with 
Reluctance accept his Resignation and return him our 
hearty thanks for his many good Services done to tlie 
Collge for a Number of Years." He was a liighly re- 
spected and useful minister. Ilis pastorate in the Second 
Church of Hartford covered the period between the years 
1732 and 1777, and in the successive and powerful revi- 
vals which followed upon the preaching of Jonathan 
Edwards and AVhitfield, the churcli was greatly increased 
in numbers and powei'. It was during his pastorate that 
a new meeting-house was built (1754), and a large 
bequest of land was made to the society by the mother of 
Mr. Buckingham, the late ])astor. In 17G7 the Rev. 
William Patten was settled as colleague of ]\Ir. Whitman, 
but was dismissed in 1773 and died in Roxbury in 1775. 
His publications were three sermons, one of them an elec- 
tion sermon preached May 9, 1745; another was the 
funeral sermon preached upon the death of Rev. Edward 
Dorr, pastor of the First Churcli, who d. Oct. 20, 1772, in 
the fiftieth year of his age ; he had made a valuable col- 
lection of books and pamphlets, many of them rare and 
of great historical value ; he also received by will the 
greater portion of his father's library ; this entire collec- 
tion was destroyed by fire a few years after his death ; 
he d. ]\rarch 4, 1777 ; 4 c. 

The following epitaph was copied by ^Ir. Charles J. 



JOHN WHITMAN' OF WEYMOUTH. 61 

Iloadlv, State Librarian ; the inscription is now ahnost 
illegible : 

In Memory of the Rev' 
ELNATHAN WHITMAN 

Pastor of the second Church of Christ 
in hartford and one of tlie Fellows of 
the corporation of Yale College, who 
departed this Life on th 4th day of 
March AD. 1777, in the 69th year 
of his age and 44th of his Ministry. 

Endowed \Wth superior natural abilities 

and good literary acquirements. 

He was still more distinguislied for 

his unaffected Piety, primitive simplicity 

of manners & true Christian Benevolence. 

He closed a life spent in tlie service 

of his Creator, in luimble confidence 

of Eternal Happiness 
througli the merits of tlie Saviour. 

Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord ! 

454. Abigail', b. 1746; d. unmarried, Nov. 12, 1820, 
aged 74. 

455. Mary^ b. ; m. Sept. 12, 1802, Dr. 
Richard C. Skinner, a surgeon dentist of N. Y. City ; she 
d. without issue at W. Hartford, 183G. 

45G. Elizabeth^ (7290), baptized March 8, 1751/2; d. 
July 25, 1788. . . 

457. William^ (7291), b. 1760; d. Dec. 26, 1846,' 

ajred 86. 



458. Solomon' (293), SamueP, Zecheriah', John\ b. 
P^u-niington, April 20, 1710; baptized April 22, 1710; m. 
1. Dec. 17, 1736, Susanna Cole of Farmington, b. 1715 ; d. 
March 19, 1772; m. 2. Nov. 19, 1772, Ruth, daughter of 
John and Abigail (Stanley) Hooker, and widow of Asahel 
Strong, b. April 16, 1708; d. Sept. 18, 1777; m. 3. July 
30, 1778, Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Thomson) 
Mart, and widow of William Wadsworth, b. April 16, 
1708; d. Feb. 20, 1779. He settled on a portion of the 
liomestead, and though he learned the trade of shoemaker, 



62 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

apparently never followed it ; a man remarkable for the 
native strengtli of liis mind, the amenity of his manners 
and his inflexible integrity ; though not a college graduate, 
he was well educated and deeply interested in all Hterary 
matters; was appointed in early life a magistrate by the 
colonial government, and was lionored by tlie inhabitants 
of his native town with offices of every grade in their 
power to bestow ; was appoin.ted by tlie Assembly in 1751 
Justice of tlie Peace and continued in office till 17G7; in 
1751 was chosen Deputy to the General Assembly and 
reelected for sixteen terms; in 1769 the Probate Com-t of 
the Farmington District \\as established, and Solomon 
Whitman was the fii'st Judge appointed, and probably 
retained the office till disqualified by age; the first Court 
was held March 3, 1769; tlie last record of his adminis- 
tration, 1778. He had a vigoi-ous constitution and retained 
his full faculties till his death ; it is related that he cele- 
brated his 90th birthday by making a pair of slioes ; lie 
held the office of Town Clerk at the age of 92 ; possessino- 
to a singular degree the influence and power to allay the 
spirit of litigation and contention among his neighbors, he 
was continually called upon to act as arbitrator in tlieir 
disagreements. His death is said to have been caused by 
over fatigue in settling a fence boundary dispute between 
two brotliers. Inheriting from his father large landed 
possessions, he improved them by careful management, 
and accumulated a handsome property; till the death of 
his third wife he lived in his father's homestead ; after that 
time he resided alternately with his sons Solomom' and 
Elnathan'^; lie d. Sept. 13, 1803, aged 93; 6 c. 

459. Chloe-' (7293), b. 1737; d. Aug. 1, 1779. 

460. Lemuel', b. Aug. 1, 1739; d. young in Havana, 
Cuba. 

461. Solomon^(7499), b. Jan. 2, 1743; d. Dec. 23, 1801. 

462. Elnathan'^ (7588), b. March 21, 1746; d. March 
15, 1813. 



JOHN \VHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 63 

463. MarY\ b. May 8: d Aug. 10, 1751. 

464. SamneP, b. Sept. 20, 1752 ; entered the sea service 
during the Revolution, and was never heard from. 



4G5. Eunice^ (204), Sanuiel'', Zeclierialr, John\ b. Farm- 
ington, Ct., Feb. 24, 1712; m. Feb. 7, 1733-4, Col. John, 
son of Asaliel and ]\Iargaret (Hart) Strong, b. Fai-mington, 
Ct, March 4, 1705-0; d. Feb. 2, 17 77. He was a farmer 
residing in Farmington, was elected Justice of i]ie Peace, 
1768, and was an influential man of the to^vn ; the date of 
his deatli is unknown ; 8 c. 

466. I. Maj. Simeon Strong-^ b. May 8, 1735: d. Oct. 
15, 1776: unmarried. 

467. II. Sarah Strong', b. Nov. 25, 1737; d. April 21, 
1812; unmarried. 

468. III. John Strong, Jr.^ b. Dec. 22, 1739; d. Nov. 
20, 1745. 

469. ly. Eunice Strong^ b. Feb. 9, 1741-2; m. 1778, 
Rev. Timothy Pitkin of Farmington, Ct., b. Jan. 13, 1707 ; 
d. July 8, 1812; graduated at Yale College, 1747, and 
succeeded Rev. Samuel Whitman'' at Farmington, Ct ; his 
2d wife; she d. Aug. 2, 1778, without issue. 

470. y. Lucy Strong-, b. May 20, 1744 ; d. April, 1812 ; 
unmarried. 

471. yi. Maria Strong*^ (spelled Marah, town records), 
b. Aug. 21, 1749; m. Jan. 25, 1785, Rev. Joshua, son of 
Joshua and Mary (Leavenworth) Perry, b. about 1744; 
graduated at Yale College, 1775; studied theology with 
his uncle, Mark Leavenworth ; was settled at Mt. Carrnel, 
Ct., from 1780-1793; he there took up farming and d. 
Nov. 30, 1812, aged 68; she d. March 6, 1812; 1 c. 

472. Sally Strong Perry'' ; she d. unmarried, prior to 
July 20, 1831, at \vhicli time her estate was settled ; 
inventory, $1,155.35. 

473. yil. Joim Strong, Jr.^ b. June 3, 1750 (Farm- 



64 THE DESCEXD.AJN'TS OF 

ing'ton town records); b. June 2, 1751 (Strong- book); d. 
June 20, 1771. 

474. VIII. Mellissent Strong^ b. Nov 6, 1755; d. day 
of birth (town records); d. (grave-stone) Nov. 29, 1755. 



475. Dea Johx^ (295), SamueP, Zeclierialr, John\ b. 
Farmington, Dec. 23, 1713; m. 1. W. Hartford, Feb. 20, 
1738, Abigail, daughter of Jolni Pantry, b. March ; 
baptized March 12, 1712; d. Feb. 10, 17(15; m. 2. Jan. 
24, 1768, Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer and Rachel 
(Skinner) Welh, b. Nov. 4, 1728; d. Oct. 28, 1802, aged 
74. A farmer residing on a portion of the Pantry farm at 
W. Hartford ; a man of soHd worth and devoted piety, for 
nearly half a century deacon of the \V. Hartford church ; 
near the close of his life, his hearing became impaired, 
'* but aided by an ear trumpet, he gladly heard the Word 
from his beloved pastor. Rev. Natlian Perkins, D.D., till 
his Master called Inni to a higher sanctuary ;" he d. July 
10, 1800, aged 87 ; 7 c. ' 

476. Abigail' (7637), b. Nov. 12, 1739; d. March 12, 
1758. 

in- T ^ - r-r.r. , ^cb. 11, 1742,] , Sept. 12 ! 
47. John>(.G39),b.j^^^ 3^;^^^3;|d.^X 2^^^^^^ 
aged 72. 

478. Lucy^ (7775), b. Jan. 10, 1745; d. May 4, 1810. 

479. Sarah' (7949), b. Feb. 27, 1747; d. Nov. 16, 1834, 
aged 87. 

480. Eleanor', b. July, 1752; d. in infancy. 

481. SamueP (-^121), b. July 29, 1753 ; d. Feb. 7, 1810. 
^482. Eleanor' (8191), b. July 20, 1755; d. Nov. 20, 
1827, aged 72. 



483. Sarah^ (297), Samuel^ Zecherialr, John\ b. Farm- 
ington, March 12, 1718; m. July 4, 1744, Rev. John 
Trumbull of Westbury, Ct, b. 1714; d. Dec. 13, 1787. 



JOHN WHIT^[AN OF WEYMOUTH. 65 

A yoiino-er brother of Gov. Jonathan Trunibnll ; graduated 
at Yale College, 1785 ; settled over Congregational Church 
at Westbury ; she was ia every respect a superior woman ; 
after the death of her husband, she resided with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Sarah Perkins, at W. Hartford, and d. there 
March 24, 1808, aged 82; 8 c. ' 

484. Sarah TrunibulP (8444), b. June 21, 1745- d Feb 
2(], 1727, aged 82. 

485. (A son) Trumbull^ still-born, Feb. 27, 1747. 

48G. Ehzabeth TrumbulP, b. March 17, 1748- d July 
3, 1749. 

487. John Trumbulh- (8530), b. April 13, 1750; d. May 
11, 1831, aged 81. 

488. Samuel TrumbulP, b. Aug. 1, 1753; d. April 6 
1754. ' I y 

480. Elizabeth Trumbull^ b. Sept. 5, 1755; d. unmar- 
ried, Aug. 5, 1778. 

490. Lucy TrumbulP (8608), b. Dec. 26, 1758- d 
March 7, 1794. 

491. (A daughter) TrumbulP still-born, March 10, 1761. 



492. Elizabeth^ (298), SamueP, Zecherialr, John^ b 
Farmington, Jan. 17, 1721 ; m. Rev. Thomas, son of John 
and Mehitable (Stebbins) Strong of New Marlborouo-h 
Mass., b. 1715; d. Aug. 23, 1777; his second wife; she'd! 
without issue, Dec. 27, 1795, aged 75. 



493. Jacob^ (300), John^ Zecherialr, Jolm^ b. Stow 
Mass., Nov. 16, 1716; m. Hannah, daugliter of Jacob and 
Martha Hartshorn of Boston, b. Bristol, K. I., Nov. 6, 17-^5 • 
tl. Jan. 25, 1811, aged 86. He settled at Providence, Ji. L, 
J^'jout 1745; his first purchase of land that appears on the 
'•pcord was Feb. 16, 1746; this was a "small lot" 20x66, 
situated at Avhat is now the corner of Weybosset and West- 



GQ ^ TIIK DESCENDANTS OF 

minster streets ; to tliis so-called ^'snuill lot" large addi- 
tions were subsequently made, and here the family mansion 
was subsecjuently erected. Tlie cprner was for many years 
known as the Tui-k's Head, deriving its title from a large 
carved wooden head, representing a turl)aned Turk, with 
a most hideous visage, and a fiery red tongue lolling from 
its mouth, whicli was placed at the corner of the house ; 
its origin is unknown but it had something of a subsequent 
history: in the great gale of Sept., 1S15, it was blown 
down and floated away ; it was recovered by Jacob'' and 
his son George", and by the latter taken to Montgomery, 
Ala., where it was set up in front of his place of business ; 
it was finally stolen by some wags, who sent it, packed in 
saw-dust, to the Governor of Alabama, as the head of a 
notorious Indian chief, for whose head a reward had been 
offered. Jacob Whitman was a blacksmith by trade, and 
especially skilled in iron work for ships, in which he did a 
large business, filling ordei's from Boston, Salem, Lynn, 
and other shipping ports ; he was also engaged in a general 
trading business for many years ; an old ledger marked H. 
and coming down to 1772 is still preserved in the family ; 
1764-17G5, he was "thrice" elected Deputy to the Gen- 
eral Assembly; from 1769-1773, was member of the 
Town Council ; was appointed by the General Assembly 
in 1778 "General Sealer of Weights and Measures within 
and throughout the State;" he d. May 10, 1802, aged 86, 
leaving a large central and valuable estate, a portion of 
which is still in the possession of his granddaughter. 

The following obituary appeared in a Providence paper, 
dated May 15, 1802: "On Monday last, in the 8Gth year 
of his age, Mr. Jacob Whitman, a native of Massachusetts, 
but for upwards of sixty years a useful and virtuous citizen 
of this town. Industry, lios})itality and inflexible integrity 
uniformly marked the conduct of this worthy man through 
the various periods of his protracted life. His native 
cheerfulness, equanimity of temper and suavity of manner 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 67 

attnicted to him in an uncommon deg-ree the h^ve and 
respect of his rehitives, friends and fellow citizens. Pious 
without severity, the purity of his life was the best comment 
upon the religion he professed ; its blessed precepts he 
religiously observed, and which supported him under the 
presence of age and inlirmity, and enabled him to meet 
his dissolution with the same serenity and resignation 
which had so distinguished him amidst the numerous afHic- 
tions which it had pleased Heaven to visit him, having 
been bereaved of twelve children. His life was an excel- 
lent example to mankind, and his exit manifested the peace 
wherewith a Christian could die. His amiable partner sur- 
vives to weep over the companion of her youth with whom 
she had passed with uninterrupted harmony nearly sixty 
years of her life. On Wednesday his remains were respect- 
fully deposited in the burying-ground of the Benevolent 
Congregational Society attended by a concourse of affec- 
tionate relatives and friends." He w'as a charitable man 
and interested in all educational matters. The records 
show that in 1770 he subscribed £lo towards building the 
college edifice and president's house of Browii University ; 
13 c, 4 of whom d. in infancy, unnamed. 

494. John\ b. Feb. 13, 1745; d. April 12, 1750. 

495. Jane', b. Jan. 25, 1747; d. Sept. 11, 171)5. 

496. Mary^ b. April 30, 1749; d. May 23, 1750. 

497. Hannah' (8G80), b. Oct. 10, 1751 ; d. Oct. 3, 1781. 

498. Ehzabeth\ b. Aug. 15, 1754; d. May 28, 1760. 

499. Martha', b. Feb. 3, 1756; m. Jan 3, 1782, Judge 
John Dorrance of Providence ; she d. without issue, July 
16, 1793. 

500. SamueP, b. Feb. 17, 1760; d. Jan. 9, 1768. 

601. Jacob'' (8747), b. July 28, 1762 ; d. Aug. 27, 1827. 
502. John\ b. Feb. 21 ; d. Dec 19, 1765. 



503. Dea. Joiin^ (301), Jolnr, Zecherialr, Jolm\ b. 
Stow, Sept. 21, 1717; m. Feb. 6, 1747, Mary, daughter of 



68 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Eev. Mr. Foster of Stafford, Ct., b. 1727 ; d. Dee. 24, 1812. 
In 17o5 the English Government, having dispossessed a 
large number of Frencli settlers in Nova Scotia, the Gov- 
ernor of tliat Province issued a prochiraation inviting set- 
tlers ; in company with forty-five otliers John^ arrived at 
Annapolis, N. S., June, 1701, in the sloop ''Charming 
Mollv," bringing with them their families, household goods 
and stock ; a full list of these possessions is to be found in 
the diary of Felsh, Evans and Bent, who were appointed 
a committee to wait on the Governor and obtain the prom- 
ised lands ; a grant was finally issued to about a hundred, 
of a tract extending along the south line of the Annapolis 
River from Saw-mill Creek to Wilmot line, and seven and 
one-half miles in depth. John did not survive to receive 
his share, which was distributed among his sons ; he d. Sept. 
12, 17G3, leaving considerable property and the founda- 
tion for a handsome establishment ; his widow was left 
with eleven children, all under fifteen. '' This was to them 
a trul}'' afflicting dispensation, situated as they were in a 
strange land, and remote from all their connections ; the 
Avidow, however, would seem to have been of a supeiior 
cast of intellect, and of no ordinary share of resolution ; 
she kept the family together, nurtured and educated her 
children, and lived to see nine of them, two having died 
young, eligibly and comfortably established in the world ; 
and for many years she enjoyed the remuneration of her 
toil, perplexity and solicitude in their dutiful gratitude, 
love and veneration." John, though a young man, had 
been chosen deacon of the church at Stow, and had he 
lived would have become a prominent character in the 
Province ; she m. 2. Samuel Bancroft, brother of Rev. Mr. 
Bancroft of Worcester, Mass., and is said to have had 
several children; 11 c. 

504. Dorcas'^ (8838), b. May 5, 1749. 

505. DanieP (8839), b. Juno 5, 1750 ; d. xVpril 23, 1840, 
aged 90. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 69 

oOG. llannalr"^ (02:^3), b. Aug-. 12, 1751 ; d. 

507. P:dward' O'lll), b. Aug. G, 1752 ; d. Jan. 15, 1829, 
aged 77. 

50S. Jolm' (10371;), b. Sept. 25, 1753; d. 1833, 

aged 80. 

50*). Salome' (10530), b. March 29, 1755; d. June 5, 
1831, ag-ed 71. 

510. FJnathan^ b. xVpril IG, 175G ; d. March 1, 1765. 

511. Jacob'' (11838), b. Oct. 14, 1757; d. Sept., 1837, 
aged 80. 

512. Isaac', b. Nov. 3, 1758; d. July 20, 1777. 

513. Abraham' (1212G), b. Sept. 10, 1761 ; d. .^larch 14, 
1854, aged 93. 

514. Mercy' (12447), b. March 26, 17G3; d. Feb. 13, 
1828. 



515. Zecheriah^ (303), Jolnr', Zecherialr, Jolrn^ b. 
Stow, Nov. 18, 1722; m. Elizabeth Gates, b. 1727; d. 
June 16, 1791. He settled upon a portion of his father's 
lands, and received by inheritance one-half his father's 
pine lands, and a portion of the live stock; he d. Jan. 14, 
1793, ag-ed 71 ; 15 c, all of whom survived their parents 
and were married. 

516. Zecherialr' (12732), b. Aug. 22, 1747; d. Aug. 14, 
1806. 

517. Jane' (13195), b. Oct. 11, 1748. 

518. EHzabeth' (13196), b. May 21, 1750. 

519. Thomas' (13197), b. Oct!! 18, 1751; d. July 27, 
1821. 

520. Edward' (13568), b. ^^'^J ^^' I 1753 ; d. Aug. 20, 
1805. ' ^^' 

521. Margaret' (13581), b. Jan. 14, 1755. 

522. Mar/ (13876), b. Jan. 14, 1756 ; d. Aug. 29, 1822. 

523. Lucy' (13883), b. Oct. 8, 1758; d. Sept. 4, 1848, 
aged 90. 



TO THE DESCENDANTS OF 

524. Anna' (1389(1), b. Feb. 28, 17G0. 

625. Saralr'^ (138U7), b. May 4, 17G1. 

52G. Susannah^ (13898), b.\Sept. 3, 17G2. 

527. Johir^ (13899), b. Jan. IG, 17G4. 

528. DaiiieP (13904), b. ^larch 7, 17G5; d. Feb. 29, 
1829. 

529. Lydia-^ (1412G), b. 

530. :\ferc}-^ (F1127), b. 



531. Dr. Charles^ (30G), Jolm^ Zecherialr\ Jo]ni\ tlic 
youngest child of John, was b. at Stow, 1731. He studied 
medicine and settled in his native town, and practiced his 
profession there for nearly half a century. His first wife 
was Anna Stevens, a direct descendant of Pocahontas. He 
Avas a mim of great dignity of manner and very particular 
in his dress. It is a family tradition that he always woi-e 
a long, dark green coat with silver buttons, silver knee 
buckles, and his hair in a cue ; he w\as always very exact- 
ing about the braiding of his hair and the freshness of the 
ribbons with Avhich it was tied, always insisting that they 
should be three yards and a half in leno-th : it is related 
that during his last sickness, one of the daughters becomino 
wearied with the care of the cue, cut it off, an act which 
her father never forgave. He had a slight impediment in 
his speech, whicli caused him to speak with great delibera- 
tion ; he always, in prescribing for a patient, used a certain 
fonnula, Avhicli was : " I think, madame, upon the account, 
upon the account of it, that you need so and so." His first 
Avife died in 1785, and the next year he married .Mrs. 
Catliarine Davis, widow of the Rev. Dr. Swift of I^illerica. 
During the last years of his life his mind became im- 
paired, and his property, by order of the Court, dated 
April 12, 1805, Avas placed in the hands of a conunittee, 
and his son, Dr. Charles^ Jr., Avas appointed his guardi;in. 
He d. Dec. 10, 1807, aged 7G ; his widoAv survived him 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 71 

many years, and d. Sept. 28, 1834, aged 87 ; 11 c, all by 
1st m. 

532. Isaac', b. Aug. 13 ;' d. Oct. 2-1, 1758. 

533. Isaac-' (14128), b. Feb. 16, 17G0; d. Aug. 15, 1701, 
aged 31. 

534. Oatliarlne^^ (14129), b. April 30, 1761. 

535. Eunice' (14280), b. Nov. 30, 1762; d. March 11, 
1811, aged 49. 

536. Lois\ b. May 17, 1765; d. Oct. 17, 1778. 

537. Dorcas-' (14345), b. April 7, 1767; d. July 11, 
1844, aged 77. 

538. Hannah', b. Feb. 11, 1769; d. June 23, 1784. 

539. Jane-^ (14393), b. April 8, 1771 ; d. Dec. 1858, 
aged 87. 

540. Charles-' (l-^-i^i), ) d. Sept. 24, 1846. 

Vb. April 28, 1773: 
540a. Betty^ ) d. Oct. 6, 1778. 

541. Anna^ (14456), b. Dec. 12, 1787 ; d. Nov. 21, 1868. 



542. Jacob^ (320), Jolnr', Abialr, John\ b. Nov. 28, 
1753; m. April 13, 1777, Abigail Packard of Easton, b. 
Bridgewater, May 20, 1756 ; d. July 7, 1837. The young- 
est child of John-^, wlio was, at the time of his birth, about 
72 years of age ; about 1780 he removed to Buckfield, Me., 
being one of tlie early settlers of that town ; prioi- to his 
removal he served in the Massachusetts Continentals ; his 
name appears on the Massachusetts muster rolls as a 
private in the company of Capt. Eliakim Howes, as having 
marclied from Ih'idgewater to Braintree Neck, ]March 4, 
1776 ; there is a family tradition tliat he served at the battle 
of Bunker Ilill ; his name appears as a pensioner upon tlie 
Senate rolls, March 4, 1831; the Buckfield records show 
that, 1795, Jacob Whitman and Job Prince were chosen 
tything men ; in the same year he was chosen a member ot 
the school committee; in 1796 was appointed highway 



72 



thp: descendants of 



surveyor of "District No. 10;" in his homestead, which 
was in the south part of Buckfiekl, near the Hebron line, 
three generations of his descendants were born ; he d. Dec. 
29, 1842, aged 89; his descendants are tlie only persons 
of the name of Wliitman mIio trace their ancestry back to 
Abialr: 8 c, all but two eldest b. Buckfield, and seven of 
whom married and had himilies. 

543. Luthei-(14504), b. May5, 1778; d. July 20, 1849, 
aged 71. 

644. Jacol/ (14006), b. Oct. 11, 1779 ; d. Sept. 6, 1873, 
aged 94. 

545. Joseph-^ (14'-i3), b. March 2G, 1782 ; d. Dec, 1857, 
aged 75. 

546. Calvin-^ (14888), b. May 26, 1785; d. April 9, 
1867, aged 82. 

547. Joshua-^ (14934), b. July 4, 1788 ; d. Aug. 9, 1858, 
aged 70. 

548. Rebecca'^ (15037), b. March 31, 1791 ; d, Oct. 14, 
1865, aged 74. 

549. AbigaiP (15081), b. Feb. 20, 1794; d. Aug. 26, 
1870, aged 76. 

550. Wmchester^ b. Oct. 11, 1798; d. Sept. 17, 1801. 



551. Abiah^ (323), Abiah^ Abialr, John\ was born at 
Weymouth ; the date of his birth is unknown, but he was 
baptized May 10, 1741. He resided with his father and 
m. May 15, 1766, Abigail Giles; he inherited from his 
father his entire property and occupied the homestead ; he 
sustained a good reputation ; he received from his father a 
handsome property, and added to it by his care and 
economy. Pie d. May 17, 1807, aged GG, without issue, 
and left his property to his two sisters, Ruth and Sarah. 



552. Sarah* (327), Abialr^ Abialr, John', was b. Oct. 
17, 1752; she was published April 24, 1773, to Lieut. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 73 

Ambrose, son of AVm. and Lydia (Thomas) Saulisbiiiy, 
b. March 2, 1742; d. Dec. 16, 1804, of Braintree ; she d. 
I Feb. 25, 1825, aged 73. Upon the death of her brother 

I Abiali, she purcliased from tlie heirs of lier sister Rutli 

I their interest in the old AVliitman liomestead, and resided 

I thei-e at tlie time of her death ; her children retained the 

I property till its demolition between 1830-1840, it having- 

I been handed down from father to son for nearly two hun° 

I dred years; 11 c, six of whom were living in 1830. 

I 553. William^ b. April 6, 1775. 

I 554. Ambrose^ b. Dec. 26, 1776. 

^ 555. Mary^ b. April 1, 1779. 

\ 556. Sarah^ b. March 25, 1781 ; d. yonng. 

557. Abiah Whitman^ b. June 30, n83.'' 

558. AbigaiP, b. Ang. 18, 1785, d. youna>. 

559. Stephen^ b. :\[ay 31, 1787; d^ yonng. 

600. Lydia^ b. Sept. 2, 1789; d. young. ^ 

601. Kuth^ b. Dec. 4, 1791 ; d. young." 
G02. Sarah Reed\ b. Feb. 24, 1794. 

(m. Stephen Milborn^, b. Oct. 11, 1796; m. Sept. 1, 
1831, Eliza Bagley. ^ 



74 



THE DESCENDANTS OF 



FIFTIT GENERxVTION. 



G04. Samuel-^ (334), Zeclle^iah^ Ebenezer^ Thomas'', 
John\ b. Bridgewater, 1734; -m. 1, 1757, Elizabeth Bon- 
ney; m. 2. 1761, Susanna, daughter of Capt. Solomon 
Leonard; she d. Aug. 26, 1773; he was lost at sea, date 
unknown; 5 c, all by 2d m. I. Lucinda^ II. Silvia^; 
III. Susanna^ lY. Chloe''; V. Freelove^. 

605. I. LucixDA'^, b. May, 1770; m. April 5, 1794, 
Joseph Tillson of Halifax, his second wife ; he d. Halifax, 
Jan. 22, 1830; she d. Dedham, April 20, 1853, aged 83; 
8 c. 

QOG. 1. Freelove Whitman Tillson', b. Jan. 10, 1795 ; m. 
Joshua Cnsliman Lvon of Halifax, his second wife ; liis first wife 
was Lncy Thompson ; he d. Hanson ; siie d. E. Brickre water, April 
2, 1878, aged 83; 6 c. 

607. Lucy- Thompson Lyon\ b. Halifax, June 17, 1820; m. 
Hanson, July 20, 1S45. Horace, son of Robert and Lydia (Stetson) 
Thomas, b. Hanson, Xov. 22, 1S23 ; residence, Halifax ; i\ c. 

COS. James Tillson Thomas\ b. Abington. :\Iarch 13, 1S47 ; m. Halifax, July 
2, 1S58, Clara, daughter of Stillman and Joan (Sturtevaut) Darby, b. 
Halifax. Feb. 11, ]S4'J ; a monlder ; residence, Halifax ; 2 c. 

609. Clara Westcott Tliomas"', b. Feb. 14, 1S72 ; d. Aug. 8, 1884. 

610. James Browning Tliomas"\ b. .Alarch 14, 1877. 

611. Ida Watson Thomas", b. Sept. 26, 184S; m. Pembroke, Nov. 19, 1867, 
John, son of David and Lydia (Keith) Dunbar, b. No. Bridgewater, Dec. 
12, 1843 ; proprietor with his brother of tlie Dunbar Band ; office. 121 
Court St., Boston ; slie d. Dec. 14, 1871 ; 1 c. 

612. Horace Channing Dunbar", b. Halifax, July 26, 1868 ; d. Aug. 1, 1884 ; 
graduated from Phillips Grammar School, iioston ; had unusual musi- 
cal talent. 

613. Joshua Cushman Thomas\ b. June 26, 1850 ; m. Lillie, daughter of Sol- 
omon and 3Iary (Williams) Fostt-r ; a shoemaker ; residence, Rockland ; 
1 c, d. in infancy. 

614. Lucy Alice Thomas% b. Halifax, Jan. 28, 18.52 ; d. Sept. 12, 1869. 



JOHX wiriTMAX OF wp:ymouth. 75 

C15. Liiia Russell Tliouia.s". b. Halifax. June 4. 1858; m. Hanover, Oct. 11, 
1876, Frederick, sou of Hiram and Elizabeth (Este^) Bonncy, b. Hanoveri 
I8."j3 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Brockton ; 4 c., b. Hanover. 

6IG. Lucy Alice Bonney'", b. April 8. 1878. 

617. Frederick Ruysell Bonney'", b. Feb. 3, isSl. 

(US. Chester "Wilbur Bouney'", b. March 28. 1883. 

0)19. Ethel Channing Boiiney^", b. July 7, 1884. 

tlOO. Sabina Tillson Tlioraas", b. July 17, 1861 : unmarried ; at home. 

(521. Lydia Cusiimax Lyox,' b. Halifax, Sept. 5, 1S22 ; m. 
Ilan.^on, June, 18-10, Josepli Ilobart, sou of Eneas and Betsey (Ho- 
bar() Cox, b. Pembroke; a shoemaker ; residence, Hanson; 8 e. 

C05. Samuel Otis Cox^ b. Hanson, March, 3, 1814; m. Hanson, March 10, 
1866, Rosetta O., daughter of Dix-on and Chloe M. Stebbins, b. Hanson,' 
Jan. 20, 1843 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Hanson ; 2 c. 

623. James Cox•^ b. Aug. 19, 1868. 

621. Herbert Cox'", b. Dec. 1, 1869. 

G2.5. Hannah Bradford Cox^ b. June 29. 1850; m. Nov. 24. 1872, Lucius 
Walton, son of Sylvanus \V. and Rebecca C. (Feltou) Bates, b. Aug. 30, 
18-19 ; residence, W. Hanson ; no issue. 

626. Lucius Gilbert Cox", b. March 17, 1858; d. March 13, ISsS ; unmarried. 

027. JosiAH TiLLsox Lyox', b ; m. Sarah T., 

daughter of Albert and Rachel (Iladley) Moulton ; a shoemaker ; 
residence, Halifax ; 2 e. 

628. Mary Inez Lyon-', b. Sept. 6, 1851 ; d. Aug. 5, 1852. 

629. Albert Cushman Lyon', b. Jan. 13, 1855 ; unmarried ; residence, Halifax. 

G30. Charles Hexry Lyox^ b. June 16, 1828 ; m. E. Bridge- 
water, Jau. 1, 1851, Ann, daughter of Charles and Asenath (Cham- 
berlain) Brown, b. E. Bridgewator, 1831 ; 1851-1857, a shoemaker ; 
1S51», a miller at Braintree ; residence, Halifax; 3 c. 

631. Eliza Frances Lyon^ b. Sept. 4, 1854 ; unmarried ; residence, Hanson. 

032. Frank Douglass Lyon'', b. July 10, 1857 ; unmarrie.i ; residence, Pem- 
broke. 

633. Clarence Whitman Lyon^ b. Braintree, Dec. 10, 1859 ; m. E. Brid'^e- 
water, Nov. 3, lsS3, Alice Bishop : a farmer ; residence. Halifax ; 1 c? 

63-1. Wallace Whitman Lyon'^ b. Halifax, Aug. 15, 1884. 

G35. E.MELIXE SxELL Lyox^, b. April 13, 1830 : m. June 24, 
lS-19, Isaac, son of Elijah and Annie (Dunbar) Bamsdell, b. Aug. 1^ 
18^2 ; she d. ; a shoemaker ; residence, Hanson ; 2 c. 

^■^fy- Emma Jane Ramsdell', b. Hanson, Dec. 6, 1850 ; m. Charles Stevens ; 

residence, Rockland. 
636a. . RamsdelP. 

637. James Allex Lyox"^, b. May 27, 1835; m. Hanson, Kov. 
1'^, 1856, Amelia S., daughter of Josiah and Clarissa (White) Hovr- 



76 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

land, b. Juue 11, 1S37; ho d. April 18, 1864, from wounds 
received in battle; she \n. 2. Xov. 12, 1S70, Joslnia Dwelley ; 
residence, Onset Bay, So, Hanover ; 1 c. 

633. Willard xVudtiu Lyon', b. June 11, ISOO ; d. April 24, ISOI. 



630. 2. Caroline Tillson", b. Dec. 4, 1796 ; d. unmarried, 
April 6, 1S77 ; aged SO. 

6-10. 8. JosiAH Tillson", b. Jan. 16, 1799; ra. Jan. 3, 1830, 
Catharine, daughter of Charles and Sarah (Darling) Thomp.son, b. 
June 8, 1812 ; was drowned at E. Bridgewater, Jan. 12, 1856; she 
resides E. Bridgewater ; 6 c. 

641. Laura M. Tillson^ b. May 22, 1831 ; m. March 15, 1856, 
Nathaniel, son of Xathaniel and Mary Hale (Parker) Damon, b. 
July 27, 1830; residence, Damon's Landing, Brooklyn, Cal. ; 5 c, 
all residing Ih'ooklyn, Cal. 

642. George E. Damon^, b. Jan. 1, 1860; a farmer. 

6-13. Herbert Ellsworth Damou^ b. Jiilj 26, 1861 ; m. Dec. 1, 1885. 

644. Josepli Tillson Damon-', b. May 2, 1863. 

645. Walter Keith Damon', b. Dec. 9, 1867 ; a bookkeeper. 
6-16. Laurence Ray Damon^', b. July 34 ; d. Oct. 6, 1862. 

647. Joseph Tillson^ b. Sept. 11, 1833; m. 1858, Fannie L. 
Hewins ; he d. March 15, 1872; she d. 1858; 1 c. 

648. Charles M. Tillson-', b. 1858 ; residence, Stockton, Cal. 

649. Charles Tillson"^, b. Aug. 20, 1836; m. Feb. 1, 1862, 
Elizabeth Merriam, daughter of Park and Mary Ann (Lnderwood) 
Ryan, b. Nov. 4, 1840 ; residence, San Francisco ; 3 c. 

650. Elizabeth Francis Tillson^, b. Aug. 14, 1864. 

651. Charles Joseph Tillson^ b. Sept. 22, 1866. 

652. Josiah William TiUson-', b. Dec. 4, 1868. 

653. Cathaeine Tillson^ b. April 4, 1840 ; m. May 18, 1856, 
Alonzo L. son of Ellis C. and Susaii (Howe) Holmes, b. April 21, 
1834; resideuce, 138 Essex st., Lynn, Mass.; 2 c, unmarried. 

654. Susan Howe Holmes^ b. June 25, 1857. 

655. Kate Clifton Holmes-', b. Feb. 20, 1860. 

656. Caroline James Tillson^ b. July 23, 1842; m. March 
20, 1861, Henry M., son of Zebina and Bcbecca (Wetherell) Keith, 
b. March 25, 1840; residence, E. Bridgewater; 1 c. 

657.^ Henry Braman Keith^ b. Nov. 24, 1868. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 77 

G58. Fkederick M. Tillson^, b. March 12, 1857- m 
167G, Mary . 



659. 4. Samuel T\^hitmax Tillson', b. Oct. 2, 1801- m 
riymptoii, by Eev. Elijali Dexter, >sov. 23, 1833, Laura Ann' 
daughter of Eeliali and Patience (Ellis) Wright, b. May 14, 1811 ] 
d. :\[arch 11, 1883; afi.rnier; residence, E. liridgewater, where he 
d. July 5, 1885 ; 1 c. 

OGO. Samuel Otis Tillson^, b. March 25 ; d. Dec. 29, 1835. 

661. 5. Sabina Tillsox^, b. April 10, 1S04; m. Amos Hall- 
f^he d. Jan. 1. , 1858 ; no issue. ' 

662. 6. SusAx Whitman TiLLSox',b. April 19, 1807: m.Mayl 
1828, David, son of David and Susan (Butterworth) Baker b Aucr' 
U, 1801 ; d. April 12, 1847 ; she d. May 3, 1849 ; 4 c. ' °' 

663. LuciNDA AVhitman Bakek^ b. Dec. 28, 1828 ; m. March 
20, J 84.^, Joseph S. son of Joseph and Miriam (Smith) Eussell b. 
July 7, 1806; residence, Dartmouth, Mass.; no issue. ' 

664. Lydia Smith Baker^ b. May 8, 1831; m. April 26, 1846, 
Albert II., son of William F. and Zerviah (Hills) Essex b May 17 
1824; a manufacturer; residence. Fall Biver, Mass.; 5 c., at home' 
all unmarried, ' 

065. Emma Caroline Essex', b. Sept. 2, 1847. ' 

666. Charles Clarendon Essex«, b. Feb. 6. 18o2 ; a builder 

687. Clara Russell Essex^ b. June 15. 18o4. 

668. Estelle Whitman Essex", b. Auf,'. 5, 1857. 

609. Lydia Baker Essex^ b. Maj- 4, 1861. 

670. Charles David BAKER^ b. July 13, 1838; unmarried- 
a manner ; residence, Dartmouth. ' 

1865^' ^^^""'^'^ Webster Baker'*, b. Aug. 1, 1840; d. Nov. 12, 



672 
IS 



6/~. 7. James Madison Tillson', b. March 10, 1810; d. Oct. 
, 1849 ; unmarried. 

672a. 8. Tillson^ b. ; d. Aug. 4, 1813. 

673. II. Silvia^ b. ; m. i. 1733, David, son 

''I 1 liuieas and Joanna (Pratt) Conant, b. 1762; d. 1792; 
"1- 2^- 1798, Azariah, son of Azariah and Ann (Pratt) Ha^- 
^varu; about 1804 tliey removed to Maine; 7 c. 



78 THK i)p:scendaxts of 

674. 1. Martha Coxant^ b. Jan. 14, 1785. 

675. 2. SusAXXA CoXAXT', b. March 27, 1787 

676. 3. David Coxaxt', b. Xov. 2, 1790. 

677. 4. Tempp: Hayward', b. 1790. 

678. 5, AxxA Hayward', b. 1800. 

679. 6. CiiLOE Uayu'ard', b. 1803. 

680. 7. :\rAi^SHALL ITayward', b. 1804. 



681. III. Susaxna'\ b. ; m. 1790, Oliver, sou 

of Major James and Martha (Hayward) Allen ; 3 c. 



682. 1. Maj. James Seymour Allex', b. ; m. 1816, 

Mary, daiigliter of Xathaii and Kachel (Byrani) Mitchell ; he d. 
young ; 1 c. 

683'. Mary Allen^ 



684. 2. Oliver Allex", b. ; m. 1819, Kachel Wood. 

685. 3. (a daughter) Allex'. 



6S6. lY. Chloe^'; d. unmarried. 

687. Y. Freeloye'', b. 1772; d. May 27, 1787; while 
returning from school, she attempted to cross Town River 
on a narrow foot-bridge, and losing her balance was 
drowned ; the following epitaph is on her tombstone : 

" Beneath is laid a blooming maid 
Who ended life, sad day, 
Drowned in stream that quenched life's flames. 
And draw'd her breath away." 



688. Zecheriaif^ (336), Zecheriah^ Ebenezer^ Thomas^ 
John\ b. So. Biidgewater, Jan. 25, 1738; m. about 1764 
Abigail Kilborn, b. at Litchfield, Conn., May 20, 1744; d. 
Nov. 16, 1825, aged 82. He succeeded his father in the 
homestead, which was retained in the family till about 
1840 ; this land was part of the homestead of Ebenezer^, 
which was purchased about 1700 upon his removal to this 
part of the town. Zecheriah'' was a farmer and lived and 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 79 

(lied in liis native town, but few facts have been gatliered 
concerning- liim. The Massachusetts muster rolls give : 
*' Sf't. Zachariah Whitman marched in Co. of Lieut. Joshua 
Alden on the Alarm at Bristol, R. I., Dec. 8, 177G." With 
re,<4"ard to the family, Judge Ezekiel AVhitman'' writes on 
May, 185o: ''I was intimately acquainted with Mrs. Abi- 
oail K. AVhitman and her husband and children ; she was 
one of the most amiable, kind liearted and motherly of 
women ;" he d. April 19, 1810, aged 81 : 5 c. I. Kilborn*' ; 
11. Benjamin''; III. Cyrus"; IV. Cassandra"; Y. Angelina". 

689. I. KiLBOKx'', b. Aug. 17, 17G5, at Bridgewater ; 
o-raduated at Harvard Universitv, 1785, and fitted for the 
ministry with Rev. AVilliam Shaw at Marshiield, Mass., 
1785-0 ; while at Marshfield, he made the acquaintance of 
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Isaac AVinslow, b. ]Nov. 14, 
1769; d. Aug. 25, 1854, aged 85; a direct descendant in 
the fifth generation from Gov. Edward AVinslow of the 
Mayflower. Dec, 1787, .Mr. Whitman was settled in the 
ministry at Pembroke, Mass., and the next year, June 5, 
1788, married Miss Winslow ; he continued at Pembroke 
till Dec. 12, 179G; with an increasing family, he found 
liis salary insufficient for their support, and decided to 
retire from the ministry ; he then entered upon the prac- 
tice of law, having studied witli his brother Benjamin*', 
who resided in Hanover, an adjohiing town ; he was 
admitted to the \)'<\v in 1798, and attended the courts in 
i'lymouth, Bristol, Barnstable and Dukes Counties and 
Nantucket ; he retained his farm and home in Pembroke 
and had his office there ; was chairman of the Selectmen 
in Pembroke and I'epresented that town in the legislature 
lor several terms ; was also associate Judge of tlie Court of 
Connnon Pleas, when the Hon. Nahum Mitchell of E. 
l>ridgewater was its Chief Justice ; for many years he was 
County Attorney for Plymouth County, and for a long 
tmie, with Judge Nymphas Marston of Barnstable, was 
Overseer of the ^larshpee aiid Herring Pond Indians. 



80 THE T)Ksc?:ni)Ants of 

During- the many years lie was in practice, lie had at his 
office a large number of students who read law with him, 
many of Avhom afterwards became leaders at the bar; he 
was frequently called upon to deliver public addresses and 
to respond to toasts at public banquets and dinners ; it is 
related that, at a collation given at the annual review of 
the Hanover Artillery Company, of which his brother 
Benjamin was Captain, being called upon for a toast, he 
arose with great dignity and impressiveness and gave : 
"The Hanover Artillery Company — may their pieces be 
loaded with true New England principles, wadded with 
Jacobinism, and pointed against every aspiring demagogue." 

While Mr. Whitman remained in the ministry he was 
Congregational in his belief, but afterwards adopted 
Unitarian views, which he held while he lived ; as a 
preacher he had fine presence, was forcible, elegant and 
popular; as a judge he was upright, dignified, able and 
urbane; as an advocate he was ready, witty, elegant and 
coui"teous, popular with the court, and successful with the 
jury. 

His marked characteristics were fine presence, unusual 
conversational powers, felicitous wit and generous hospi- 
tality ; among his frequent guests were Daniel Webster, 
Judge Strong, and many members both of the bench and 
the bar ; and a large circle of friends and acquaintances 
always found cordial welcome at his house and home. 
Many anecdotes, showing his bright sayings and ready 
wit, are now remembered and often repeated by members 
of the bar and his friends. 

With this brief notice, we leave him to go down the line 
of time with those of his name, and those of his blood and 
kindred. " His works do follow him." His only publica- 
tions were a " Sermon preached at the ordination of Rev. 
Joshua Cushman at Winslow, Me., 1795; an Oration, 
1798." He d. Dec. 11, 1835, aged 70; 11 c. 



JOHX WHITMAN OF WP:YM0UTH. 81 

600. 1. Isaac Wixslow", b. Sept. 13, 1TS9; m. Xancy Jenkins 
of New York; irrailuated at Ilarvjird Uuiver.^ity, 180S ; settled as 
a lawver at Nantucket, where lie d. March 1-1, 1831 ; -1 c, 3 of 
whom d. young. 

(51»1. Caroline", d. young. 

092. IsAAC^ d. young. 

C93. Sarah-', d. young. 

604. Caroline-, b. ; m. Sept. 0, 1867, Peter Jones- 

has been U. S. inspector of steamboats for 3d Inspection District ; 
Mayor of Jacksonville; at present Chief of Fire Department ; resi- 
dence, Jacksonville, Fla. ; no issue. 



605. 2. Charles Killborn*, b. Pembroke, Aug. 25, 1792 ; m. 
Elizabeth Mai^slander : was educated for a mercantile life, btit after- 
wards studied law, and occupied his brothers office at Nantucket, 
where he d. Oct. 6, 1852 ; no issue. 

696. 3. Elizabeth AYinslow', 1). Pembroke, Dec. 1, 1795 ; ni. 
Pembroke, Oct. 27. 1817, Samuel King Williams, b. Raynham, 
Nov. 17, 17S5; d. Jjoston, Nov. 20, 187-1; a lawyer; residence, 6S 
Boylston st., Boston, where she d. Aug., 18S6, aged 91 ; 8 c, b. 
Boston. 

607. Elizabeth Winslow Williams'^, b. Sept. 11, 1818; m. 
March 8, 1859, George Partridge, son of Nathan and Joanna (Win- 
slow) Hay ward, b. Plymouth, Oct. 20, 1815 ; a merchant ; residence, 
Boston ; 1 c, d. in infancy. 

60S. Penelope Pussell Williams^, b. Jan. 30, 1820; m. 
Oct. 28, 1851, Capt. Louis Augustus B. AYalbaek, IT. S. A. ; he d. 
Pikesville, Ind., June, 1853 ; she resides, QS Boylston st., Boston ; 
1 c. 

C'J9. George Gorliam Walback^'. b. Sept., 1S5'3 ; graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity, 1S73, and siudied Law ; at present engaged in business in Boston ; 
iinmarried. 

700. Sarah Clapp Williams', b. May 2, 1822 ; unmarried ; 
residence, 6S Boyl-ton st. 

701. Melancie Ann Williams-, b. June 21, 1824; m. Oct. 27, 
13 bS, George Haswell, son of Edward D. and Luci'ctia (McClure) 
Peters, b. Jan. 31, 1823; a merchant; residence, Boston; 3 c. 
none married. 

"<W. Eliza Ix^th AVinslow Peters'', b. Oct., 1S.19. 
6 



82 . THE DESCENDANTS OF 

703. (A daughter) Peters", d. iu iiifaiic}'. 

704. George Gorliaiu Petera-'. b. Dec, ISoO : graduated Harvard University, 
1873. 

705. George Goriiam "Williams'", b. Sept. 13, 1S2S ; graduated 
at Harvard Universitv, 1S4S ; d. uuinarrled, June 25,1851. Tlio 
follon'iui;- apjteared in one of the Boston papers: 

" The intelligence of the deatli of Mr. Williams has fallen upon 
his fello\v-nienil)ers of the class of 1S4S with a ?tartlin<r suddenness. 
Possessing in an uncommon degree, every outward indication of 
vigorous health, he was yet more distinguished by a certain liveliness 
of movement and expression which betokened anything but pre- 
mature death. But as fre(piently happens in similar instances the 
ruddiness of early manhood contirmed instead of combatting the 
acute disorder which finally mastered him. 

The hearty sorrow of all who had the pleasure of knowing Mr. 
Williams is increased by the knowledge that his loss lias occuri-ed 
just as he was on the point of entering the profession, to which with 
singular earnestness he had devoted the last three years. With a 
hopefulness peculiar to him he had looked forward to the toils of 
the legal profession (for which he had laboriously fitted himself) 
with remarkable cheerfulness. His knowledge of law, which it 
would be presumjituous to call great when we remember the requi- 
site 'lucubrations of twenty years,' was in the o]")inion of competent 
judges eminently meritorious for a young man and foretold a f utui-e 
full of lionor and usefulness. 

It is, however, for the signal graces of his heart, that his friends 
and especially his classmates love to remember him. Their four 
years intimacy with him was enlivened by his buoyant humor and 
the constant exhibitions of a genuinely good heart. Like his class- 
mate, the young and lamented Plale w^ho perished in a noble ser- 
vice to humanity last summer at Pensacola, lie was peculiarly dis- 
tinguished by a strong attachment to his classmates. Xo doubt half 
of the pleasures of a college life during its continuance, and more 
than this proportion of the pleasure with which one looks back 
upon it arises from that interchange of good oflices and sympa- 
thies between college associates which is designated by the term 
class feeling. This, Mr. Williams eminently possessed, and eii- 
couraged. His ardent imjnilsive temperament knitted to him many 
fast friends, without making one enemy. On the first day of his 
illness he accompanied to the wharf a friend to whom he was re- 
markably attached and who was then npon the point of embarking 
for Europe. He returned to his home to die, and with unfeigned 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WF^YMOUTH. 83 

rcaiiinoss resigned all liis youthful hopes for a death, whicli we 
ir\i'^t tliougli unexpected was not to liini a surprise." 

70^;. riF.v. Pelham Williams^, b. Boston, Aug. 20, 1833; m. 
Amj;. 7, ISOl, Helen M., daughter of Dr. James S. and Helen ]M. 
i\i.i''kall) Gunnel], b. AVashington, I). C. ; graduated at Harvard 
j'liivcrsitv, 1S53 ; entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal 
( liurcli; from 185^1-1801 was rector of St. Philips, Wiscasset, Me.; 
i-x'. 1-1 STiS, rector of Trinity Church, Hartford, Ct. ; from 18C3-- 
1 ^^■.^), assistant at the Church of tlie Advent, Boston ; was Chaplain 
■M Ilobart College one year; 18G6-187G, rector of the Church of the 
Mo>.-iah, Boston ; since 1879 has been engaged in missionary work 
;i! 'iroy, IST. Y.; 5 c. 

7ii7. Clrace Pelhani William-', b. Jan. 16. 1868. 

•,n^. llolt'n Pelham Williams', \ d. Juno 34, 1S65. 

V b. April 26 ; 
:"ll. Agnes Pelham Wiliams-', ) d. June 26, 1865. 

:itt. Amy Pelham Wi]liams^ b. July 20, 1866 ; d. May 81, 1883. 
711. Herbert Pelham Williams^ b. Sept. 29, 1871. 

712. Samuel KI^"G AriLLiAMs", b. June 26, 1835; m. JSTov., 

1*^57, Lucy Cobb, daughter of Bates, b. . ; resi- 

<ience, Savin Hill ave., Dorchester ; 8 c. 

7i:^. Edgar Nye Williams'', b. Cincinnati, March 19, 18.59. 

TU. George Gorham Williams'-', b. Cincinnati. May 14, 1800. 

715. Sallie Inches Cobb Williams^ b. March-25, 1862 ; d. April 28, 1889. 

*iH. Charles Jarvis Williams", b. Cincinnati. Jan. 9, 1864. 

717. Elizabeth Winslow Williams^ b. Cambridge, Mass., May 13, 1868. 

:!S. Lucy Cobb Williams', b. Cambridge. May 23, 1872. 

7r.». Borland Williams', b. Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1874. 

'20. llounau Warner Williams% b. Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1876. 

721. Emily Frances Williams'^, b. April 23, 1840; m. March 
1, HfiH, William Brandt, son of Robert Boyd and Sarah Sherman 
t W oar) Storer, b. Boston, xVpril 2, 1838; d. Cambridge, Oct. li, 
iS^i: Harvard University, 1859. The following tribute appears in 
tlie 37th annual report of the Massachusetts School for the Feeble 
Minded : ''Within the present month the institution has sustained 
a l'>s.s seemingly irreparable. William Brandt Storer, for thirteen 
vtMrs one of the trustees on the part of the cor[)oration, and for 
«vdit years Secretary of the board, died at his home in Cambridge 
'"I the I4th day of October, 1884, at the age of 4tl In the full 
^''•;;or of his powers, with no fiery throbbing pain, and no cold grad- 
•i.i'-'Us of decay, he passed instantly from the life that is to the life 
t^'-'it i.s to be. He was a tower of strength to us ; his noble presence 



84: THE DESCENDANTS OF 

was familiar liere. Tliese feeble ones found comfort in liis great, 
heart and generous sympathy, rejoicing in the h'ght of liis benign 
and sunny countenance. His wisdom was a guide and support 'to 
tlie officers and teachers, and liis counsels were invaluable to his 
associates on this board. His life M-as a constant and daily blessing. 
Few men, if any, in our community, were actively identified with 
so many important charities, few were of more service to any of 
these, than he to each and all. Hut he accepted no public offices 
and asked no proniotlons. His companionshij) was sought for the 
sunshine in which he lived, and whieli he was alwa^^s diffusing 
ai-ound him. Xone were too high to bid him cordiarwelcome to 
their intimacy ; none too low to be beneath the cheering and inspir- 
ing influence of his symjxithy and friendship. His heal-t was open 
and his hand was free. It was his great happiness to make others 
happy, to cheer the sinking heart of poverty, to raise the fallen, to 
comfort the distressed. So while the strong rejoiced with him' in 
his strength, ' the feeble soul, albeit a haunt of fears, forgot its 
weakness in his sight.' As in his life he was a constant blessing to 
the poor and lowly, so thi'ough his life and in his death the blessings 
of the poor and lowly followed him." For many years he held the 
post of Eussian Yice-Consul, and was engaged in the Hussian trade : 
she resides Cambridge ; 3 c. 

733. Robert Boyd Storer ', b. Nov. 30, 1S6G ; d. Aug. 18, 1885 ; was drowned 
at South West Harbor, Mt. Desert. 

723. Elizabeth Winslow Storer', b. Nov. 25. 1870. 

724. Helen Langdou Storer', b. ^Marcii 12, ly72. 



725. 4. John Winslow', b. Pembroke, Dee. 24. 1798; m. 
Sarali Helen, daughter of Xicholas Powers of Providence ; grad- 
uated at Brown University, 181S, and engaged in the practice of 
law at Boston ; he d. July 2.5, 1833 : his widow became noted as a 
poetess, and has published several volumes ; no issue. 

720. 5. James Hawley^, b. April 24, 1801; d. Feb. 8, 1802. 

727. 6. Sarah Ann', b. April 24, ISOl ; m. Sept. 1824, Hon 
Benjamin Handall, b. Xov. 19, 1798; d. Oct. 29, 1857; a lawyer, 
residence, Bath, Me.; was Meml>er of Congress from 1840-1845- 
slie resides Bath ; S. c. 

728. Wealthy Randall^, b. Feb. 28, 1820; m. 1. 1847, 
Francis Haynie, d. 1803; m. 2. Xov. 0, 1873, Luigi Dama; she d.' 
Nov. 0, 1882; no issue. 

729. Capt. Edwakd AVlxslow Pandall^ b. Aug. 7, 1827; 



jony wiht:max of wkymouth. 85 

in. I'Vl). 4, 1S5*'>, Jane D., daii2:hter of Hii'ani and Jane D. Lois 
{Vniiuu) Cole, b. AYintliroi^. Mc, June 7, 1887; has been for 
juaiiv vcars a sea captain and eng-ao-ed in sliip building at Bath; 
no i-<ue. 

730. AxxA ]^>LArK Eani'ALL'', b. March 28, 1829; unmarried; 
r.-idi-nce, Bath. 

;;n. ?ELHAM Baxdall^ b. 1830; d. 1832. 

732. Jexxy Bandall^ h. Jan. 28, 183(3; m. Sept. 1873, Arthur 
W. Forbe- ; a civil engineer ; I'ebidence, 105 Bembroke st., Boston ; 
2 1-. 

7;W. Anna Randall Forbes'*, b. April 14, 1S76. 

',U. Sarah Wliitman Forbes', b. Aug. 26, 1879 ; d. Sept. 2, 1<S81. 

735. Bexjamix Baxdall-, b. March 14, 1838; m. April 18, 
lS(i(5, Sarah Hannah, daughter of James and Hannah (Kendall) 
Hall, 1). Cliarlustown. ATa'^s., July 24, 1842 ; residence, 31 Monmouth 
^-t.. East Boston ; has a mill for grinding ore, etc. ; 8 c. 

:m. Edward ^^'in5Io^v Randall'*, b. :\rareh 6, 1867. 

7a7. Sarah Whitman Randall ', b. Aug. 6, 1868 : d. April, 1869. 

788. Hannah Hall Randall', b. Marcli 20, 1870 ; d. Oct. 27, 1874. 

7:'.9. Wealthy llaynie Randall-', b. Dec. 23, 1872 ; d. June 28, 1876. 

740. Emily Alice Randall ', b. Feb. 13. 1876. 

741. Catharine Reed Randall', b. July 21, 1877 : d. Oct. 19, 1883. 
712. Benjamin Randall, Jr.-*, b. Aug. 2, 1879 : d. Jan. 2, 1880. 
743. Jennie Forbes RandalP, b. Dec. 24. 1881. 

744 XoBLE Maxwell liAXDALL"', b. June 30, 1842; d. Xov. 
18(;7; was lost at sea, the vessel in which he sailed having never 
I'ccn heard from. 

745. Ebex Clapp Baxdall^, b. 1844 ; d. 1852. 

740. Frax'k Baxdall-, b. July 27, 1848; unmarried; supenn- 
tendent for his brother; residence, 31 Monmouth St., East Boston, 



T47. 7. Carolixe', b. Bembroke, Sept. 2, 1805 ; unmarried 
residence, Bembroke. 

T-iS. 8. ]\rAKiA Wix.-^LOW', b. Bembroke, May 15, 1808; m, 
^'ov. 27, 1834, Frederick Bryant : first treasurer of the City of 2^ew 
I'cdford, b. 1806; d. Feb. 16, 1856: Mrs. Bryant resides in ]S^ew 
l'<'df(n-d ; 4 c, all b. New Bedford. 

T40. IIekbekt Belham Bkyaxt\ b. Oct. 26, 1837: d. Sept., 
l^ci'j. 

^50. BicHARD Blummer BRYAXT^ b. Juuc 2; d. Sept., 1830. 



86 



THE DESCENDANTS OF 



751. IIebert Peliiam Bryant^ b. Jan. 1, 1843; m. Lydia, 
daughter of Capt. Matthew Luce of Isew Bedford; he was' pre- 
pared to enter Harvard University, but abandoned a collegiate 
course to enter upon a mercantile career; is now a connnission^cot- 
ton merchant, and has his office in the Equitable Building, Milk st., 
Boston; 3 c. 

752. Mary Luce Bryant-', b. Oct. 31, 1871. 

753. Helen Maria Bryant^ b. Jan. 21, 1873. 

754. Rose Standish Bryant-', b. Dec, 1875. 

755. Frederick Eugene Bryant", b. Feb. 8, 1S4S; m. Sept. 
16, 1873, Chtra M., daughter of Samuel Crosby of Boston; orad- 
natedat Uarvard University, 1867; is engaged in the practice of 
law at Xo. 30 Court st., Boston ; 3 c. 

756. Eugene Lincoln Bryant', b. July 18, 1874. 

757. Ethel May Bryant^ b. Jan. 8, 1870. 

758. Guy Bryant'', b. March 17, 1880. 



759. 9. James Hawley", b. Pembroke, April 17, 1810; m. 
Aug. 14, 1836, Mrs. Uarriet Briggs Thacher, daughter of Alden 
Briggs of Pembroke; entered Bi-own University, ])ut did not 
finish the course ; he then entered upon the practice of law, but 
has been retired from active life for many years; he resides during 
the summer, at the homestead in Pembroke, and during the winter 
in South Boston ; slie d. Aug. 23, 1886; o c. 

760. Helen Maria'', b. Pembroke, Jan. 17, 1841; m. Oct. 6, 
1864, TVm. Alfred Rogers, b. Sept. 25, 1837; residence, So. Bos- 
ton ; 2 c. 

761. Harriet Brig<rs Rogers^ b. April 14, 1867. 

762. Grace Loring Rogers'', b. Nov. 13, 1872. 

763. Ktlborn^ b. Pembroke, March 18. 1843; m. Dec. 10. 
1873, Ella M., daughter of Hon. Joseph M. AViglitman, at one time 
Mayor of Boston; a furniture manufacturer; head of firm of ]vil- 
born Whitman cV Co., 46 Canal st, Boston ; residence, Boston 
Highlands ; 4 c. 

764. Bertha Morse^ b. June 23, 187.-). 

705. Edward Winslow-'. b. March 15, 1878; d. Sept. 28 1879 

766. Ralph^ b. April 7, 1880. 

766a. Kilborn', b. April 6, 1884. 

767. Edward Winslow^ b. April 1, 1844 ; d nmnarried, Oct. 
12, 1871. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMoUTH. 87 

708. 10, Frances Gay", I). Pembroke, Sept. 2, 1S17; m. April 
](,i, 1819, Ciipt. Jacob Ilersey of llaiiover; he d. June IS, lS.j-i ; 
rcpldence, Pembroke ; no issue. 

7G9. 11. William IIexry", b. Pembroke, Jau. 2G, 1S17: m. 
1. March 25, 18-16, Anne Sever Tliomas, b. July 29, 1817 ; d. Xov. 
20, 1856; 111. 2. April 20, 1857, Mrs. Helen DaVis, b. May 9, 1825 ; 
lie studied law M-ith Thomas Prince Beal at Kingston, 1837-9 ; 
practiced his profession at Bath, Me., from 1839—11: then removed 
to Boston, where he continued to practice till 1851, when he was 
appointed clerk of the courts of Plymouth Co., Mass., which olHce 
he still retains ; residence, Plymouth ; G c, 3 by each m. 

770. Isabella Thomas', b. Oct. 19, 1848. 

771. Elizabeth AVixslow'', b. Nov. 8, 1850. 

772. WiLLiA^i Thomas^ b. June 30, 1853 : m. Aug 27, 1883, 
Alice ^IcBatli ; a cotton buyer ; residence, Paris, Texas ; no issue. 

773. Russell^ b. Jan. 18, 18G1 ; graduated Harvard University, 
1882, read law in New York; a lawyer; residence, Chicago, 111. 

77-1. AxxE THOMAS'^ b. March 28, 18G2. 

775. WixsLoW, b. Sept. 3, 186G ; merchant, Calcutta. 



77(3. 11. Hon. Bexjamix*^, b. l^ridgewater, Xov. 28, 1708 ; 
m. 1. May 6, 1788, Haniiali, daiigditer of Robert and Haii- 
nali (Eddy) Gardner, b. Providence, Dec. 1, 17G5; d. May 
22, 1812;' m. 2. Jan. 31, 1813, Mrs. Rosanna Blake. " Hi's 
father, like most fanners of the time, had but little readv 
money, and with that he was giving the eldest son, Kil- 
boni, the advantages of a collegiate education; Benjamin, 
however, was determined to enjoy the same privilege, and 
was confident that if only pei-mission was given, he could 
fight his way through ; almost unaided by his parents lie 
])repared for Brown University, from which he graduated, 
1788 ; after studying law he settled first at Pembroke, and 
later at Hanover, where he continued to reside for many 
years; the exact date of his removal to Hanover is un- 
known, but it was about 1792; being the first lawyer to 
settle in the town, he naturally took a prominent part in 



88 THK DESCENDANTS OF 

all town afYairs ; liis office became a favorite one with 
.students, amon^- whom were lion. Ezekiel Whitman ; he 
was for many vears postmaster ; was one of the incorpo- 
rators and first Captain of the Hanover Artillery Company ; 
the uniform prescribed was "a coat of blue cloth faced 
with red, brass buttons, bulf pants and vest, white leather 
belt, brass breast])late ; the hats, the old-fashioned cocked 
bats of fur, surmounted by a black plume tip])ed with red :" 
was in 1825 Adjutant of the militia ; a writer in the History 
of Hanover says : " He was an able lawyer, a man of great 
business enterprise, an active politician, and his services 
were of great value to the town during his residence in it ;" 
in 1804 he removed his office to Boston, his residence 
being at So. Boston, and soon became well known both at 
the bar and in political life; fi'oni 1800-1819 he continu- 
ously re|:)resented Boston in the Legislature; in 1822 the 
Boston Police Court was orgaruzed, and June 22 of that 
year he was chosen presiding Justice, a position he re- 
tained till 1834, his successor, James E. Merrill, being 
commissioned Feb. 10, 183-1; as a magistrate he was very 
popular, winning the adnuration of all, not oidy by his 
strict impartiality, but by his sympathy and tenderness in 
dealing with the poor and unfortunate ; he d. Boston, Aug. 
31, 18-10; the subjoined sketch has been fin-nished by his 
youngest son ; 10 c. 

"Benjamin Whitman, born in Bridgewater, Mass., grad- 
viated at l^rown, 1788, and died in Boston, 31 Aug., 18-10. 
He first resided in Pembroke, next in Hanover, where he 
built, near the river, what was considered one of the best 
liouses in the county. The bitterness of democracy caus- 
ing him to sell this eligible estate, he removed to Boston 
in the autumn of 1803. In 1800 he purchased of Gen. S. 
Elliot a large homestead in Federal street, where he died 
of heart disease, induced by a fall in 1828 while erecting 
houses in the rear of this estate. During his life he built 
nineteen dwellings, but never ^^'as a speculator ; the wealth 



JOIIX WIIITMAX OF WEYMOrTir. 89 

lie left at Its close was entirely the result of extensive legal 
practice in Suftblk, Norfolk, Plymoutli, Bristol and Nan- 
tucket. B}^ his o^yn persevering energy, study and faith- 
fulness he gained, unaided, his education, and became 
disliiiguished in the profession of the law, liaving had an 
unusual number of students with a large library of English 
and American law. His last public speech in Fanueil 
Mall was in favor of adopting the city charter. AVhile in 
Hanover he was a master freemason, postmaster, and cap- 
tain of the artillery of which he was a charter member by 
statute. 

For many years he was President of the Boston Board 
of Health, rendering gratuitous yet efficient service during 
several panics of the yellow fever, and for quite as many 
years he represented the town in the Legislature. Upon 
the change to a city government, he was appointed Judge 
by Govei-nor Brooks at the urgent solicitation of Chief 
Justice Parker. 

In no official station would he stoop to a time-serving 
policy, or run after a pojnilarity, ephemeral, because 
solicited. Always independent, industrious, honest and 
practical, both in opinion and action, he exemplified the 
fearless magistrate in time of riot, at the bar and upon the 
bench, intent on social order and the general weal, aiming 
to do iustlv, leanino- to mei'cv, and walkini'- undisguised 
among his fellows. He stood forth a conspicuous friend 
of the mechanics, and in all his contracts with so many of 
them, no Saturdav nii>-ht ever came to find him their debtor. 
From such freedom sound sleep is a})t to spring. 

In domestic life he illustrated what he inherited from 
his mother, Abigail Kilborn of Connecticut — an emotional 
nature, generous and aiTectionate almost to an excess. The 
milk of human kindness can be ver}' distincth' traced 
through this rich fountain. From his varied reading he 
"^vould cull the most sententious and impressive flowers of 
thought, to use them often as self-inspirations as well as 
"\vea])ons of reproof or of defence and warning. 



9,0 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Of course tlie licart tliat prompted liini to comfort his 
own motlier and two mothers by marriage besides in their 
old age, to fill his pockets with dainties for the little ones 
in the neig-hboi'hood, to arrange and hide for New Year's 
tlie multiform ]n-csents procured for so many sharers in the 
social festivals — such a heart would feel a heaviness im- 
printing- itself upon the thoughtful features wh.en any one 
grieved him by ingratitude, folly or vice. But tlie dead 
are free from all sucli disturbances. 

Long ago he was laid away from tlie sight of those he 
tried to make happy, llis tliree surviving children, who 
all now have reached threescore and ten, recall witli 
sweeter and holier memories than ever liis faithful public 
service, his private nobility of cliaracter and his affluence 
of affection, so they may lay a wreath upon his dust, 
attract others to his example, and insure the respect of his 
descendants for a true Christian man, who combined with 
vigorous capacity, mental and moral, tlie welfare of others 
as the daily incentive to exertion. 

Among his legislative acts he drafted that which estab- 
lished a reporter of decisions and one for creating homes 
for those who represented what was called ''the middling 
interest." Of his publications, a Fourth of July Oration 
in Hanover, a Plea in a capital trial, and an Index of 
Statutes, are only to bo found.'" 



778. 1. Z.vcHARiAii Gakdner', b. rrovidence, Feb. 10, 1789 ; in. 
1. Dec. 3, 1812, Maria, daugliter of Maj. John and Sarali Bray of 
Boston, b. 17i)0; d. May 10, 1821: m. 2. July 23, 1821, Maria, 
daughter of Benjamin and Mary A brains of Boston, b. Jan. 30, 
1789; d. June 14, 1839; was divorced, and ni. 3. J)Oscawen, 
Asenath Jane ; an unfortniuite match, as they remained to- 
gether but a short time ; he graduated Harvard University, 1807 ; 
read law with his fatlier ; practiced his profession in Boston and 
later at Boscawen, X. II. ; lie was for many years a member of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company ; was Lieutenant, 1819, 
and Clerk of tlie Company ; during which time he prepared the 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 91 

ixviii History of tlie xVssociatioii, devoting to tlie task maiiv years 
of great labor, malcing it a moveiiient to liis painstaking care 
and perseverance : from tlie latest edition of this work has been 
obtained a brief sketch : " Zachariah Gardner AYliitman graduated 
Harvard, 1807 ; he waded through mueli social trouble, but his biog- 
ra]'»hy may best be summed up by saying that, Freeunisonary, this 
Ancient Corps, Episcopacy, and Antiquarianism were the objects 
t>f his unwearied favor ; the manuscripts left at his decease, together 
with seven volumes of anniversary sermons, the most perfect col- 
lection extant, was given by his widow to the Artillery Company ; 
Ins laborious research and patient life to render this edition a valu- 
able work of history and biography to the company and the country 
will remain a rich legacy to liis children ;" 9 c. 

779. iMaria Bkay,^ b. Xov. ], 1813 ; m. Jan. 1, 1835, by Eev. 
J. M. A\'^ainwriglit, AVilliam James, son of William and Elizabeth 
(Trefry) Seaver, b. Boston, March 29, 1810; residence, IG Monu- 
ment eq., Charlestown ; -i c. ; b. Boston. 

780. William James Searer, Jr.^, b. March 14, 1836 ; in. Oct. 23, 1871, Martha 
Dickinson, adopted daughter of Sibylla Caroline Stodder, b. Jan. 28, 
1847 ; a wholesale grocer at 85 Broad st., Boston ; residence, Longwood, 
Brookline : 3 c. 

781. Caroline Stodder Seaver^", b. Nov. 23, 1872. 

782. Robert Chaunccy Seaver^, b. Jan. 8, 1877. 

783. Alice Seaver'", b. Feb. 19, 1881. 

784. Benjamin Whitman Seaver', b. March 17, 1837 ; m. May 29. 1885, Katie, 
daughter of John and Maria (Campbell) McDonald, b. P. E. I., Oct., 
1860 ; residence, Charlestown ; 1 c. 

ISr,. Malcom Seaver^". b. xVpril 8, 1886. 

780. Maria Elizabeth Bray Seave^^ b. Feb. 21. 1839 ; m. April 10. 1858, Syl- 
vester S. Chase of Whitinghara, Vt., b. Sept. 3, 188-'3 ; they were divorced 
and she returned to her home, where she d. July 12, 18G4 ; 1 c, legally 
adopted by his grandparents and took their name. 

787. Harry Ellison Seaver*", b. April 30, 1860 ; graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity. 1881 : a lawyer ; residence. Canton, N. Y. ; unmarried. 

788. Lucy Annie Briard Seaver^, b. June 16, 1842 ; a teacher ; unmarried ; 
residence, 16 Prospect St., Charlestown. 

789. James Charles^ b. Dec. 9, 1815 ; d. Sept. 19, 1817. 

790. Frances Cornelia^ b. Dec. ]0, 18 IG; m. July 28, 1840, 
Benjamin Lovett, son of Submit Stone of Boscawen ; residence, 
"^Vebster, N. H. ; no issue. 

791. James Charles^ b. Boston, Aug. 31, 1818; m. Sept. 18, 
ISoO, Sarah Lynch, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Lynch) Barstow, 
I'- Aug. 6, 18\3: d. Feb. 23, ISG.5; a builder; residence, Charles- 
town ; 1 c. 



92 THE DESCEXDAXTS OF 

792. Louisa Alniiva'. b. Oct. 9, 1^^.">2 ; giMduated at Warren Grammar School, 
16CS ; Charle.-<to\vn High School, 1872 : since 1873 has been a teacher in 
the Harvard Primary School at Charlestown. 

703. Hexuy Maurice Lisle"", b. Jjostou, May -21, ls22 ; m. 
June 2, 184^, Frances Dane liappell, only cliiM uf Jolin and Eliza- 
beth Ann (Dodgvj Pea!)ody, b. Middleton or llitniilton, Mass., Xov. 
20, 1822; d. Roxbnry, April 10, 1804; lie was engaged for some 
years in business at Loston ; he eidisted and served through the 
Mexican war ; upon his return settled in Boston, where he d. of 
consumption, tlie result of exposure in the army, March 18, 1852 ; 
"he enjoyed the confidence of all with whom he was acquainted, 
and won by his integrity, faithfulness and honesty the esteem of all 
who knew him ; 2 c. 

794. Isadore Frances'', b. June 29. ISlo : m. Znov. 26, 1863, Major Benjamin 
Curtis, second child of Alfred and Mary L. Lincoln, b. Hingham. Aug. 
12, 1810 ; d. Key West, March 9, 1S6.), from a M-oiind received in the 
battle of St. Marks, Fla. ; she resides 21 Motte St.. Boston ; 1 c. 

795. Benjamin Curtis Lincoln''', b. Boston, June 24, 1865. 

796. Ella Gertrude", b. Manchester. N. H., Oct. 27, 1846; m. July 24, 1SG7, 
Samuel Griftin Damon ; residence, Arlington, Mass. ; 5 c. 

797. Agnes Whitinau Damon'", b. Dec. 20, 1869. 

798. David Damon^", b. July 26, 1871 ; d. Dec. 22. 1877. 

799. Frederick Whitman Damon'", b. Dec. 1, 1873. 

800. Helen Gertnide Damon^", b. Oct. 19, 1875. 

801. Yida Damon"', b. Oct. 14, 1877. 

802. Zachakiaii Gardxer\ b. Boston, June 25, 1824 ; is said 
to have married and settled in the State of Xew York, but nothing 
has been heard from him for some years ; is believed to have issue. 

803 Carolixe Wixciieli/, b. Boston, Aug. 23, 1825: d. Jan. 
25, 1828 ; a remarkably bright child. 

804. EosAXXA I^LAKE^ b. June 23, 1827; d. May 29, 1828. 

805. George Caxxixg'^, b. Boston, April 20 ; d. April 30 ; 
1829. 



80G. 2. Abigail Kilborx", b. Xov. 12, 1 790 ; d. Bridgewatcr, 
July 6, 1791. 

807. 3. Abigail Kilborx", b. Pembroke, Sept. 2, 1792 ; ni. 
Dec. 31, 1812, Benjamin Lowell Thom]>son, b. AVilmington, Mass., 
April 1, 1780; d. Concord, X. II., Xov. 9, 1850; a nterchant in 
Boston ; she d. in child-birth, Sept. 10, 1.^27 ; he m. 2. May 24, 1836, 
Ann Fay of AVe.-tboro, b. May, 1794; d. without issue, Jamaica 
Plain, July, ISOl ; c. ; the following sketch is from the pen of 
her daujrhter: 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 93 

" Abigail Kilborn, eldest d;ui<j:]iter of Jud^e "Wliitinan of Boston, 
was a woman of great culture and refinement. A sweet singer and 
in those days a fine pianist. ' The Battle of Prague,' eighty years 
ai,'0, was regarded 'a master piece," and one who could play it was 
indeed a proficient in the science of music; and so it was that the 
'roar of artillery* was sure to be called for at the clo>e of an even- 
,ing visit or entertainment at our grandfather's. The Squire's 
daughter Abby excelled as a reader, and it is said that Edward 
Everett affirmed on one occasion that he received as much pleasure 
from hearing her t'c 'id one of thejilays of Shakspeare as from seeing 
it acted. 

Jlhistrative of her noble, generous, unselfish nature, I give the 
following incident recorded of her when about suven years of asre. 
In expectation of a visit to her Uncle's in Bemln-oke, Abby's M'ard- 
robe had been replenished with a new bonnet, vandyke and a pair 
of long mitts. When Sunday came these things were no where to 
be found, though her aunt and cousins Inew that after thev had 
been seen and duly admired on Abby's arrival, tliey had been care- 
fully placed on the bed in the S})are room. Greatly perplexed as 
to what could have become of them, her aunt communicated the 
fact of their disappearance to her niece, expecting a flood of tears 
would follow the announcement. What was her surprise when 
Abby laughingly replied : • Oh I auntie, I dave them all away to 
one poor little girl who had no nice things !" It was soon ascertained 
that a beggar with a little child had passed through the village a 
day or two before, and had, l)y the road-side, so touched Abbv's 
heart by the recital of her wants and woes, that she had rushed into 
the house and without a word to any one, taken and given the things 
to the child, saying by the act : ' Here M// needs are greater than 
■hune.^ AVhether as a penalty, or because she would not of her own 
choice stay at home, I know not, but she went to church that Sun- 
day with a handkerchief tied over her head. 

During the summer of 1858, I spent a few days at a hotel in 
Franconia. Opposite at table sat an elderly lady who kept her eye 
constantly fixed on me ; seemed anxious to engage me in conversa- 
tion, for wliat purpose I could not divine. The interest manifested 
attracted the notice of the friend in company with me. At last, on 
niy leaving the room, she ventured to interrogate my friend as to 
my name and place of residence ; the rej^ly received seemed to dis- 
aj)point, for she was sure she knew no one by the name living in the 
])lace given, and yet my countenance and even ray voice seemed so 
laniiliar ! The next morning we met a^iain and in the course of con- 



94: THE DESCENDANTS OF 

versation, I said soinetliing about the pulling down of old land 
marks in Boston, mentioned the prol»able destiny of my grand- 
father's estate on Federal Street, calling him by name ; her look of 
utter astonishment I shall never forget followed by the exclamation : 
' Whitman ! Whitman ! can it be possible that I am talking with 
a daughter of my dear old school and ])laymate Abigail Whitman ! 
I see it all now ; Oh ! your voice and looks have so impressed me !' 
The lady was Madam Candler, the mother of the President of the 
Boston ]3oard of Trade. From her I learned much of interest rela- 
tive to my mother as a school girl and playmate ; but on every- 
thing was painted the same gifted, cheerful, kind hearted, joke- 
loving girl, and I bless God for the pleasant interview." 

808. Benjamin Whitman THO.MrsoN'', b. Wilmington, Mass., 
Dec. T, 1814; is said to have d. Central America, 1839; un- 
married. 

809. James Gaednek Titomi'SON^ b. Boston, Sept. 27, 1816; 
m. Dec. 18, 1838, xinna Shaw, daughter of Jonathan Cobb and 
Melinda (Shaw) Pratt, b. Xo. Micldleboro, Mass., April 9, 1820; d. 
April 28, 1ST8 ; residence, Xo. Middleboro, where he d. Oct. 17, 
1853 ; 6 c, b. Xo. Middleboro. 

810. Abby Whitman Thompson^ b. May 28, 18-39 ; m. June 17, 1857, Andrew, 
son of Horatio and Abi;;ail (Alden) Alden, b. Sept. 9, 1838 : a manufac- 
turer ; residence. No. 3Iiddleboro ; 4 c. 

811. James Gardner Alden'", b. Jan. 19, 186-2. 
813. Artliur Harris Aldeni", b. Dec. 25, 1865. 

813. Minnie Whitman Alden""', b. Dec. 29, 1869. 

814. Frederic Lawton AIden"\ b. Oct. 10, 1879. 

815. Susanna Thompson^ b. Oct. 22, 1840; m. June 13, 1866, Robert M., son 
of William and Jennette Ford, b. Glasgow, Scotland, Jan. 12, 1841 ; a 
carpenter ; residence, Providence, R. I. ; 2 c. 

816. Horace Gertrude Ford'", b. Providence, March 30, 1867; ra. June 5, 
1885, Ezra H., son of Huxham P. and Jlalissie Kent, b. July 28, 1859 ; 
a jeweller ; residence. Providence ; 1 c. 

816a. Ezra Harold Kent", b. Providence, April 18, 1886. 

817. Andrew Ford'o, b. Providence, Oct. 11, 1873. 

818. Benjamin Lowell Thompson", b. July 7, 1843; m. June 18, 1871, Mary 
Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Tannahill, b. ; he d. San 
Leandro, Cal.. ]\[arch 19, 1878 ; she m. again ; residence unknown; 2 c. 

819. Anna Marinda Tliompson'", b. Rossville, Sept. 29. 1872. 

820. Mary Elizabeth Thompson"', b. San Leandro, Oct. 5, 1877. 

821. Anna Gardner Thompson^ b. May 11, 1846; m. Sept. 29,1869, Shadrach 
Atwood. son of Philander and Chloe Sampson, b. Oct. 17, ISil ; a 
farmer ; residence. No. ^Middleboro ; 2 c. 

822. Eliz.'ibfth Frances Sam]>son"\ b. July 17, 1870. 

823. Mabel Atwood Sampson"^, b. April 27, 1880. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 95 

824. Meliuda Shaw Tbumpdon". b. March 13. 184!) ; ni. May 16, 1873, Adellj«rt 
J., sou of John A. aud Althea Perry, b. ; she d. without issue, 
March 19, 1874 : an artist : he has since married. 

825. Betsey Harding Thompson-', b. Oct. 22, I80I ; d. April 6, 18.")3. 

82G. Hp:xky Alex.\nder Tiiompsox'^, h. Aug, 25, 1818; is 
lielieveJ to have d. niiiiiamed, Xew Orleans, 1S37. 

827. Haxxaii TiiOMPSox^ b. .lunc 30, 1S2U ; m. Jime 9, 1840, 
Lsaac, son of Isaac and Xauini (Keith) Pratt, b. June 27, 1814; a 
merchant in Boston ; President of the Atlantic Xat. Bank ; resi- 
dence, Allston ; 5 c. 

828. Ellen Jane Oakes Pratt^ b. xMarch 27, 1841 ; m. Sept. 23, 1863, Gorbani 
P. Phinney of Barnstable ; she resides Allston ; 4 c. 

829. Ida Bigelow Pliinjiey^'^ b. Dec. 21, 1SG4 ; d. Feb. 18, 1865. 
880. Horatio Harris Phinney'". b. Aug. 16, 1860. 

S31. Leslie Pratt Phinney "\ b. Dec. 30, 1869. 

832. Ellen Hildreth Phinney'", b. Nov. 29, 1871. 

833. Isaac Lowell Pratt', b. Oct. 18, 1843 ; m. Feb. 27, 1866, Eniilv S., daugh- 
ter of George H. and Lucinda B. (Tyler) Cutter, b. Feb.' 24, 1848^ a 
merchant in Boston ; residence. Brookline ; 4 c. 

834. Lowell Tyler Pratt'", b. Feb. 12, 1867. 

835. Stella Pratt"\ b. Feb. 4, 1870. 

836. John Thompson Pratt'^ b. April 6, 1871. 

837. Emily Mary Pratt^", b. Aug. 1, 1872. 

838. Da^-id Gurney Pratt'', b. Nov. 7, 1848; m. Nov. 26, 1873, Marion G., 
daughter of T. Jefferson and Dordania Keith (Pratt) Pratt, b. Feb. 24* 
1852 : a merchant in Boston : residence. No. Middleboro ; no issue 

839. Edmund Thompson Pratt^ b. July o, 1S52 : m. Oct. 16. 1878, Susanna 
Keith Pratt, b. April 23, 1858. a sister of above ; a merchant in Boston ; 
residence. No. Middleboro ; 1 c. 

-^41. Edmund Pratt'", b. Feb. 18, 1883. 

B42. Marian Langdon Pratt^ b. Dec. 3, 1857 ; unmarried ; residence, Allston. 

848. Franklin Thompson^ b. Jan. IG, 1823; d. Jan. 22, 1825. 

844. Susanna Thompson^ b. Xov. 2 1 , ls24 ; has resided for eonic 
^^lxtcen years at Swanzey Center, N. H. ; lier health is not good, 
and her time is oecui)ied in reading and writing, and when healtli 
}>crmits, engaging in missionary work, and occasionally delivering, 
what she herself calls a "Lecture Sermon;" the following taken 
from a local paper, will be of interest to her acquaintances and 
friends : 

_ " Sunday we gladly aece]>ted an invitation to visit Spotford lake, 
It Ijenig a place where 'charms by nature given,' have often been 
*^pread before us— and then too it being the place where so recently 
the beluN-ed and esteemed Conly aud Eeitzel met their sad fate, 
hen resting on the quiet shores of the lake, the beauties of which 
^^X' must in all lionesty declare, have not been overdrawn, we were 
"1 formed that at Chesterfield Factory village there were to be ser- 



9^' THE DESCENDANTS OF 

vices in the afternoon and evening, conducted bv a ladv preacher of 
some note. Xever having lieard a hidy preaclior, and having some 
curiosity in the matter, we were easily parsuaded to drive on and 
avail oursjlv.'s of this op[)ortiiaity to do so. By way of proof that 
our expectations were not raised too liigh we add, that we remained 
to both services and i-eturned to Drattleboro by moonlight. Both 
sermons evinced uncommon ability and were impressively delivered, 
some parts of them truly eloquent in earnestness ; the style of writ- 
ing clear as well as earnest, a style that never fails to mark and an 
indelible mark too— words that burn into the soul. The personal 
appearance of the speaker, Miss Tiiompson, in the desk is unassum- 
ing, a little timidity apparent though hardly discernible, unless the 
listener is (piite Jiear and watches closely, :^[iss Thompson, we 
were informed, is a native and for many years a resident of Boston; 
the granddaughter of a late chief justice of that city, and daughter 
of one of ]>oston's old and widely known merchants, For several 
years she has made it her home in the quiet little village of Swan- 
zey Center, X. IT., much to the regret of her many friends who 
prize her mental aliilities, genial companionship and fathomless 
kindness of heart. We would say to all, go and hear her if an 
opportunity presents, and you will be well repaid. The day spent 
at Chesterfield will be long and pleasantly remembei-ed." 

845. 4. Hannah Eddy", b. Hanover, ^'ov. 1.5, 1794; m. Dec. 
31, 1820, John Howard, son of Aaron and ilehitable Pearson, b. 
Wilmington, Mass., 1798; d. Boston, April 30, 1SC2 ; a merchant, 
residence Boston ; like her sistei-s Mrs. Pearson was reinarkable 
for her intellectual attainments and was the center of a laro-e circle 
of friends; she d. Pel). 5, 1S73, aged 78 ; 9 c, b. Boston. 
. 846. John WnrnrAN Pearson^ b. Dec. 1821 ; d. unmarried, 
July, 1805 ; a sea captain-; residence, Boston. 

847. George Howard Pearson', b. July 2, 1^;23 ; m. 1. Dec. 
12, 1844, Mary, daughter of Emmor and Sarah Way i^Baker) Morse, 
b. Pittsburg, Pa., March 23, 1827; d. Dec. 4, 1808 (they were 
divorced and she m. aliout 1855 John Pierce of Louisville, Ky.) ; m. 
2. July 23, 1803, I>aura W., daughter of Israel and Dolly Hildreth, 
b. Dracut, Sept. 0, 1S28; he d. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 8, 1870 ; she 
resides Lowell, Mass. ; 4 c. 

848. Jolm Howard Pearson'', b. C'iMciiiuati. Nov. 6, 1845; m. Owen Co.. Ky., 
Jan. 23, 1807, Kate Enima, daugliter of Jolin Williani and Matilda Ann 
(Hunt) Ross, b. Client, Ky., Aug. 1, 1848: a civil engineer, in the 
employ of the L. N. A. & C. R.K. ; office, Adams Ex. building, Chicago ; 
3 c., b. Liberty Station, Ky. 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 97 

8t(t. John Ross Pearson'", b. Dec. 2, 1868 ; d. May 15, 1871. 

S:,\K Charles Lowell Pearson'", b. April 20, 1S73 ; d. Aug. 26, 1874. 

ti,")!. Hannah Eddy Pearson'", b. Dec. 10, 1875. 

bb2. Sarah Amelia Pearson*, b. May 23 ; d. June 21, 1865. 

853. Fisher Hildreth Pea^son^ b. Nov. 29, 1866. 

got. Gardner Whitman Pearson", b. Sept. 4, 1869. 

855. AYiLLiAM Hexuy Pearson', b. Sept. 182J:; d. Feb. 1826. 

850 Andeew Black Pearson-, b. Sept. 13, 1825 ; m. Dec. 
30, 1852, Margaret G., daiigliter of Christopher and Hannah. 
(IManchard) Solis of Lexington, Mass., b. Oct. 11. 1832 ; a merchant 
in Boston ; he d. Maj 31, 18G1 ; she resides Xewton ; 1 c. 

857. Julia Anna Pearson-\ b. Oct. 13, 1860 ; m. Dec. 21, 1882, Edmund YVin- 
chester, Jr., son of Edmund Wincliester and Charlotte A. (Shepard) 
Converse, b. Boston. June 5, 1859 ; in a dry-goods commission house in 
Boston ; residence. Vermont ave., Newton; no issue. 

858. William Henky Pearson", b. Xov. 13, 1826 ; d. Sept., 
1830. 

859. Abby Whitman Pearson^ b. Jan., 1828; nnmarried; 

residence, 6 Mt. Vernon st., Boston. 

■>> 

800.. Charles Lowell Pearson"^, b. April 12, 1829; m. Dec' 

18, 1S62, Mary E. danghter of George IL and Lucinda B. (Tyler) 

Cutter, b. Sept. 26, 1813; a mercliant; residence, Boston; 1 c. 

861. Horace Bertram Pearson**, b. June 18, 1866. 

802. Julia Anna Pearson*, b. Aug., 1831 ; d. Jan. 1, 1850. 

803. Emma Amelia Pearson"*, b. July, 1831; d. unmarried, 
Feb. 23, 1878. 



. 801. 5. Ben.jamin", b. Hanover, April 2, 1797; m. Jan. 20, 
1819, Elizabeth Ure, youngest danghter of William and Angelica 
Lillburn, b. Maryland, Oct. 11, 1792 ; d. Boston, Jan. 17, 1822; he 
graduated at Brown L'niversity, 1815, and practiced law for some 
years; was also for a time in the Army ; he d. Suscpiehannah, Md., 
March 27, 1810; 1 c, b. St. ]\Liry's, Ind. 

805. Rev. Ben.tamin Gardner^ b. Dec. 10. 1829; m. Hartford, 
Xov. 9, 1813, Harriet Nichols ; he graduated Trinity College, 1810 ; 
J^tudied for the ministry ; 'was registrar of the house of convocation, 
1^50-1SG8 ; he d. Oct. 10. 1875 ; she resides Hartford, Conn. ; 2 c. 

8')6. Elizabeth Lillburn^ b. Sept. 14, 1847 ; m. Oct. 24. 1878. Charles C. Norton 
of Arlington, ^'t. ; a clerk in Land Office of the Interior Department ; 
residence, AVashington, D. C. 
7 



98 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

867. Florence Estelle^, b. Aug. 23. 18G2 ; m. Oct. 23, 1872, Frank Hobart, son 
of Charles W. and :Mary (Benton) Landon, b. Aug. 27^ 1848 : residence, 
214 Park st., Hartford, Ct. ; 2 c. 

868. Grace Whitman I.andon"\ b. Oct. 13, 1874. 

869. Frank Hobart Landon^'^ b. May 13. l!S78. 

■ 870. 6. Mary xVngelina", b. Dec. 1, 1799 ; d. Sej^t. 20, 1801. 

871. 7. IIexry 'NfAURiCE Ltsle', b. ILinover. Dee. 15, 1801 ; 
d. April 2ii, 1820 ; " at the time of his death, lie was a member of 
the Sophomore class at Harvard ; he was a fine .=;cholar, and liad ho 
lived would have been an eminent preacher of the Holy Scriptures." 

872. 8. Dh. Caleis Strong', b. Boston, April 12, 1806 , m. 1. 
March S, 1832, Elizabeth, dang-hter of William and Elizabeth 
(Trefry) Seaver of Boston, b. :\lay 21, 1S07 ; d. Aug. 11, 1836 ; m. 2. 
So. Boston, April oO, 1837, Sarah Young of Kingston, X. H. ; she d. 
Gardiner, Me., Jan. 10, 1871, aged 71; m. 3. June 4, 1872, Mrs. 
Caroline Look, widow of Michael Look of Gardiner, and daughter 
of John Harriman of Whitefield, ]\Ic. ; graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity, 1831 ; received degree of M.D. from same university ; set- 
tled in So. Boston and practiced medicine for many years ; was a 
zealous ^Yhig in politics and a delegate to the convention that 
nominated Henry Clay; about 1813 he abandoned his profession 
and removed to Gardiner, ^le., where he has ever since resided ; is 
greatly interested in mineralogy, and possesses one of the finest and 
most valuable cabinets in the State ; has also devoted much attention 
to meteorology, and foi' the past twenty-five years has kept a daily 
record of the weather ; is a Congrcgationalist in his religious belief 
and a member of that church in Gardiner ; a man of the strictest 
integrity of character ; generous in his charities ; of decided ability, 
and possessiTig unus^ual originality of thought and expression ; 
thoroughly independent in his views, he has always been eccentric 
in liis manners ; though eiglity years of age he retains his faculties 
to the fullest degree, and his letters show that his vigor is una- 
bated ; 4 c. 

873. William Edward SEAYER^ b. So. Bostoti, Dec. 25, 1832 ; 
m. Dec. 9, 1869, Clara Emily, daughter of Howard G. and Emily H. 
(Britton) Abbott, b. Yassalboro, Sept. 9, 1816; he studied law for 
three years with Hon. Frederick Allen, who had been a student 
witli his grandfather, Hon. Benjamin Whitman, at Hanover; at 
the age of 21 he went to California for a year, and on his retnrn 
studied law one year in the oflice of Judge Danforth of Gardiner; 
Laving always expressed a fondness for journalism, he chose that as 



JOHX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 99 

a profession ratlicr tliaii tlie law ; lie was for twenty-five years a 
ttatf correspondeni of the Boston Jonrnal^ writinii; over the well 
known name of " Toby Candor;'" besides this, his regular work, he 
wrote for various other paj^crs and magazines ; he was also for 
several years one of the ofHcial reporters in the Maine Legislature ; 
he at one time owned and pul>lislied 21ie Daily Times, of Bath, 
"Me., and Aviii'ican Sentinel, which enterprise he relinquished in 
1870; his publicatiuiis include among others an historical volume 
u[>on "Maine in the War of the Bebcllion ;"' a volume of statistics 
upon the wealth and industry of Maine; and a pamphlet upon the 
iiarrow-gauge railroad system, besides several serial stories; for a 
number of years lie has been aiid still is the Maine correspondent 
for the Boston Herald and Xew York Herald j residence, Augusta ; 
1 c. 
874. Florence Emily Abl.ott^ b. Nov. 20, 1870. 

875. Greeley Stevenson^ b. Dec. 31, 1835; d. Sept. 9, 1836, 
at So. Boston. 

The children by the second wife were: 

876. Eliza Seater-, b. So. Boston, May 18, 1338; m. 1. 1854, 
Ebeu F. Webber, but was divorced in 1859; in. 2. 1860, Samuel 
R Perkins of ^Manchester ; d. April, 1871 ; no issue. 

877. Sarah Gardner^, b. So. Boston, Oct. 23, 1841; ra. Aug. 
10, 1865, Frederick A. Berry of Gardner, Me.; 7 c. 

878. Frederick Arthur Whitman Berry", b. Sept. 19, 1867. 

879. Harry Gardner Berry^ b. Sept. 9, 1869. 

880. Rol)ert Holy ok e Berry ^ b. Feb. 4. 1871. 
8S1. Philip Hathorne Berry'', b. July 19, 1873, 

882. Winn if red Young Berry', b. April 13, 1875, 

883. Whitman Berry- , b. Feb. 23 ; d, March 19, 1879. 

884. Paul Raphael Berry", b. March 14, 1880. 



885. 9, George Henry", b. Boston, Feb. 10, 1808 (was baj^tized 
John Winslow, but having a cousin of the same luime, had his name 
changed by the Legislature); m. April 27, 1839, Mrs. Hannah 
Judson, widow of Dr. Walter Price Bartlett Judson, and sister of 
his brother-indaw, Hon. B. L. Thompson ; graduated at Harvard 
University, 1827, and adopted the law as a profession; has devoted 
iiuich time to antiquarian research and made many valuable liistori- 
<'al collections ; has some skill in stone and wood work ; for many 
years has had a summer home at Billerica, and in 1873 represented 
that town in the Legislature ; was at one time Clerk of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company, and supervised the publication 



100 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

of the latest and best edition of its historv; winter residence, 
Boston ; liis wife d. Sept. 13, 1878; 1 c. 

886. Susanna Thompson^ b. Auo-. 12, 1840 ; unmarried. 



887. 10. Mary Ann', b. Boston, Fel). 23, 1811 ; m. May 8, 1833, 
Dr. John Bliss, son of J^zra and ^Margaret (Bliss) Stebbins, b. Long- 
meadow, May 22, 1802; d. So. Boston, April 12, 184-1:. Owing to 
his father's ill health he was obliged to remain at home and assist 
on the farm till his 17th year; released from these duties by the 
death of his father in 1819, he devoted himself to secnrincr a medi- 
cal education; in this he was greatly assisted by his uncles, Drs. 
John and Oliyer Bliss; about 1827 he removed to So. Boston, and 
after studying further with Dr. Keep of Boston, he entered upon 
the practice of his profession and immediately attained great success ; 
his practice was extensive, but as he was eminently the "physician 
of the poor," it did not bring him great wealth ; he early made his 
home in So. Boston, where he was widely known and highly 
respected for his genial, pleasant traits of character, and his liber- 
ality in his profession ; his tastes were always intellectual and he 
collected quite an extensive library ; in 1835 was a member of the 
City Council of Boston; was also a member of the Boston Medical 
Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society ; slie resides So. 
Boston ; 3 c. 

888. Oliver Bliss Stebbins", b. Dec. 22, 1833 ; graduated at 
the head of his class in the Hawes Grammar School, 1848, receivino- 
the first Franklin medal ; completed his education at tlie English 
High School, Boston, and 1852, he entered upon a mercantile life, 
which he soon abandoned for the more congenial though less profi- 
table pursuits of literature ; in 1855 was elected a member of the 
Mattapan Literary Association of So. Boston, a society for the 
training of young men in litei-ary matters; he served as director 
and secretary of the Association and was a member of the lecture 
committee ; the outbreak of the war terminated the usefulness of 
the organization; he served as assistant editor of the Mattapan 
Register, a weekly paper devoted maiidy to So. Boston matters • 
his contributions, both in i)rose and verse, attracted much attention 
and were widely copied ; from 1SG5-1S07 was a clerk in So. Boston 
Post-office; from 1807-1^79 was a clerk in the Boston Custom 
House, receiving two promotions and high commendation from the 
Treasury De])artment fur his statistics u])on emigration; was at 
same time Boston musical and dramatic correspondent of the well- 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 101 

known K Y. Mu.rlcal Review; 1876, was elected a member of 

I tlic N. E. Historical and Genealogical Society, and Las been a eon- 

1 8tant contributor to its publications ; since ISSO has been employed 

I by the Society as index- maker; has been Boston correspondent" of 

I the X. Y. Dramatic News, musical and dratnatic critic of the Boston 

I Da!hj World, and a frequent cojitributor to other papers; 1876, 

I prepared a MSS. History of Dorchester Neck in tlie Jievolution '; 

I a^so published in the Ith volume of Memorial Biographies of the' 

I ^''- K- Historical and Genealogical Society, a life of^Gen. William 

I [J. Sumner, which has received the liighest pi-aise from all reviewers : 

I a close student of history and the drama he has collected a valuable 

I library devoted to these subjects ; for many years has given much 

I time to tlie collection of genealogical data bearing upon the Stebbins 

I and Whitman families, a portion of which were ])ublished in the 

I Centennial History of Longmeadow (1884); has been of great 

I assistance to the writer ; residence, So. Boston ; unmarried. 

I ^S9- Clarixda B. Stebbixs^ b. March 5, 1887 ; d. Sept. 6, 1838. 

I 890. Mary Axxa Black Stebbins*, b. Dec. 28, 1838; m. Jan. 

I 5, 1859, Hollis Eandal, .on of Samuel and Sarah King (Richards) 

f Gray, b. Dec. 6, 1836; a merchant in Boston; residence, Maiden; 

I 4 c. 



Gray^. b. ; d. Feb. 39, 1860. 



891. - „ , -. 

892. Effie Stebbins Grav^ b. April 3, 1861 : m. Oct. 25, 1886, George B. Law- 
rence of Portland, Me. 

893. Mary Alice Gray-', b. March 27, 1866. 

894. Lillie Richards Gray^ b. Marcli 9, 1870. 



895. III. Cyrus'', b. 1773; d. April 5, 1776. 

8<)0. IV. Cassandra^, b. Bridgewater, 1775; m. (pub. 
Dec. 4, 1802) Rev. Gains, son of Ezra and Mary (Conant) 
Conant, b. Sept. 0, 1776; d. Feb. 10, 1862; he' o-raduated 
Bruwn University, 1800, and was settled at Paxton, Mass.; 
>slie d. March 8, 1813; he ni. 2. (pub. Oct. 2, 1813) Cliloe, 
widow of James Leonard, by wliom lie had two cliildren ; 
5 c, all b. Paxton. 

S07. 1. Rev. Cvrus A^iiiTMAy Coxant", b. Xov. 37, 1803 ; 
'n. Sept. 25, 1831, Xancy, dauo-hter of Frederick and Mary A.' 
(iantis) Dayhoff, b. Kentucky, Sept. 21, 1805; he litted for college 
at the Academy at Leicester, Mass., and entered Union College 
Sclienectady, X. Y., graduating lsi>5 ; he then studied theology 



102 TirE DESCENDANTS OF 

under Dr. Idc of ^[edwav, ^Iiiss., after completing Ids studies he 
went to Indiana as a nussionary of tlic Oongre<2;ational Church ; 
and in 1830 settled at Worthington, Ind : his health was such that 
he was compelled to give up regular ministerial work, but his long 
life in the comm unity in which he settled as a farmer, abounded in 
good works for the ]\[aster. For many years he was the ordy teacher 
in that part of the state, and he made liis pioneer home ;i Christian 
School for the youth of the neighborhood and many live to bless 
his efforts. 

He was a man who walked with God; he daily felt the presence 
of his Spirit in every act of his life; he asked God's blessing and 
divine guidance in every act ; he labored in every May to promote 
the highest and best interest of church and society ; his life was a 
success in the true sense of that word ; he gave to the church and 
societ}' a family of educated Christian sons and daughters, and leaves 
behind him a Christian character without a stain. 

In his later years he was a great sufferer, but he bore it with 
patience, looking and longing for deliverance ; when too inlirm to 
leave his home he wrote or dictated messages to unconverted 
friends and neighbors, urging them to accept Christ as their Saviour ; 
when it became apparent that the end was near, he rejoiced and 
with joy contemplated his release ; the theme dearest to his heart 
was the holiness of heaven aiid the joy of an eternal abode with 
Christ; when death a])proached all pain certsed and he was calm 
and exclaimed, ''I am on the verge of another world ; I am neariug 
the river's brink ;'' and after a pause, as if beholding a vision of 
beatific splendor, exclaimed, " holy, holy, holy I'' ami the soul of 
this aged servant of Christ entered the celestial city to abide with 
God forever; he d. Nov. 24, 1883 ; 8 c.; all b. Worthington. 

898. Frederick Dayhoff Conaxt"^, b. Jan. 24:, 1833 ; m. 
Sept. 28, 18t)S, Koy J. Yantiss ; a mechanic and carriage nuiker ; 
residence, Worthington ; held for many years the oflice of elder in 
the Presbyterian Church ; he d. April 12, 18S3; no issue. 

899. Gaius Conant'^j b. Dec. 1, 1834 ; d. unmarried, Dec. 26, 
1857. 

900. ]\rARV Ann Coxant'', b. -Tan. 11, 1837; unmarried; she 
resides at Worthington with nei" mother, and with her youTigest 
sister manages their farm. 

901. Cassandra Conant", b. Oct. IG, 1839; m. Oct. 12, 1870, 
Joseph L. Pierson ; a lumber merchant ; resi(l<uice, Spencer, Ind.; 
3 c. 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 103 

002. Temple Gay Pier.son^, b. Feb. 3, 1875. 

9U3. Marv .Swan Pierson', ) „. ,o-. 

„„. >r T- 1 1 T>- 3 ■ b. June 28. 1878. 

904. ^lavy 1 redenka Pierson-*, ) 

905. Maria Rebecca Coxant'^, b. Jan. 1, 1842 ; m. Sept. 12, 
1801, Dr. William Wylie Joliuston ; residence, Eureka Springs, 
Arkansas ; 5 c. 

906. Edith May Johnston", b. June 4, 1862; m. April 11, 1881, Henry M. 
Gray ; no issue. 

907. Nancy Jonnette Joiinston», b. Oct. 27. 1866. 

908. William Wylie Johnston. Jr.^ b. Sept. 11, 1872. 

909. Marcia. Couant Jo)instou% b. Marcli 1, 1876. 

910. Gertrude Johnston ', b. Jan. 27, 1878. 

911. Susan- Coxaxt"*, b. Jan. 5, IS-ll: ; d. Xov. 1, 1875, unmarried. 

912. Sarah Catharine Coxant^ b. April 15, 1846 ; resides, 
unmarried, at Wortliington. 

913. Bexjamix F. CoxAXT^ b. Oct. 20, 1319 ; m. Jan. 6, 18S-4, 
Josie JSToble ; a farmer ; residence, AYo]"tliino;ton. 



91-4. 2. Ezra Stiles Conaxt', b. Xov. 9, 1805 ; m. July 3, 1S25, 
Elvira daughter of Eleazer Beals ; he d. Aug. 22, 1873 ; she d. Feb. 
10, 1880 ; 4 c. 

915. Ezra B, Coxaxt", b. :\[ay 8, 1820; m. Sarah Ann Maria 
Jones; he d. Oliarlestown, ^[ass , Dec. 25, 1800; sited. Xew York ; 
2 c. 

916. Elvira Ann Conant-', b. April 28, 18o4 ; m. Oct. 17, 1874. Frederic Dunbar ; 
he d. Dec. 22, 1870 ; she now resides in Hinghain, Mass. ; no issue. 

917. Mary T. Conant-', b. Feb. 26 : d. Aug. 19, 1853. 

918. Elvira Axx Coxaxt^, b. Aug. 10, 1828 ; m. March 7, 
1872, John, son of John and Chloe (Stovers) Clapp, b. Scituate, 
Dec. 31, 1828; residence, West Scituate; no issue. 

919. Cruus Claxiff CoxAXT^ b. Feb. 16, 1834 ; m. Oct. 25, 
1859, Eunice E. daughter of Edward and Eunice Kendrick, b. 
Yarmouth, X. S., May 16, 1838; a clerk with Webster & Co., 
High St., Boston ; residence, Xeponset, Mass. ; 7 c. 

920. Emma Amelia Conant", b. May 15, 1860. 

921. Edward Kendrick Conant^ b. May 25 ; d. Aug. 25, 1803. 

922. Ruth Baker Conant", b. June 3, 1805. 

923. Ezra Stiles Conant ", b. April 18, 1808 : d. March, 1887. 
921. Oliver Smith Conaiit'', b. July 16. 1871. 

925. Mary Louise Conant", b. June 30. 1874. 

926. Elvira Beales Conant-', b. Oct. 3, 1876. 



104 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

927. Royal Benjamin Conant^ b. Xov. 7, 1S3C ; m. Ston-h- 
ton, Jan. 4, 18.5S. Hannah Wentworth, daugliter of Cliarles and 
Anne (Howard) Littlotield, b. Stoiiohton, 0^1.^16, 1834 ; a salesman 
with Waito, Williams ci- Co., 30 Hamilton st. ; residence, Arlinr-ton • 
4 c. ^ ' 

928. Frank Wliitman Conant'", b. Ran<lob)Ii, Nov. 8. 185^ : d. March 24, 1859. 

939. Walter Wliitman Conaiit'. b. Cliarlestown, July 39, 1861 ; m. March 19* 
1884, Ella Frances, daughter of Charles Henry and Olive (Pinkliara) 
Hunnewell. b. June 13, 1862 ; bookkeeper with Cottle, Pitcher & Co. 
India st., Boston : 1 e. ' 

939a. Roger Whitman Conant"'. b. Oct. r.. 1886. 

930. Clarence Howard Conant'% b. Randolph, Nov. 14, 18(13 : d. July 30, 1864. 

931. Florence Louise Conant'', b. Xeponset, Nov. 14, 1869. 



m. 



932. 3. Benjamin Kilburn Conant', b. Xov. 20, 1807 ; _. 
April 17, 1833, Elizabetli, danghtcr of Aaron and Mary (Averj) 
White, b. Bovlston, Sept. 27, ISOS; she d. Framingham, April 4, 
1877 ; he d. Bovlston, Dec. 5, ISBO ; 7 e. 

933. I\Iyron Conant^ b. March 12, 1834; d. Ang. 10, 185G; 
unmarried; he was with General Walker on one of his^lilibnsterinc'^ 
parties. '° 

934. Benjamin Whitman Conant^ b. Dec. 29, 1835 ; m. April 
7, 18.59, Elizabeth daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Barney) Babbit; he 
was in business in Boston ; resided at Melrose ; he d. Aug. 2, 18S1 ; 
she now resides, 2 Bockville Place, Boston Highlands ; no issue. 

935. Dr. Francis Adams Conant'^, b. Feb. 28, 1838; d. Evans- 
ville, Ind., June 13, 1S65 ; he was connected with the hospital de- 
partment of the U. S. Army ; unmarried. 

936. Mary W^hite Conant^ b. Oct. 13, 18-10; m. Sept. 23, 
18G8, Charles Francis, son of Rev. David Han-iiiuni, of Ware, Mass. ; 
he was a bookkeeper for the Boston Machine Co. ; d. Denver, Col.,' 
Dec. 27, 1876 ; 5 c, all b. Somerville ; she now resides at Framino-- 
ham, Mass. ^ 

937. Edward Avery Harriman\ b. Dec. 31. 1869. 

938. Marj- Adams Harrimau", b. Jan. 17, 1872. 

939. Frank Whitman Harriman-', b. Aug. G, 1874. 

940. Cora Elizabt-th Ilarriman', j 

941. Charles Harriman-', f ^- ^^"^ -- ^^~^- 

942. Charles Blanciiard Conant^ b. Aug. 3, 1843 ; d AT>ril 
19, 1840. ^ 

943. Edward D.avis CoNANT^ b. May 25, 1816 ; m. Worcester, 
Oct. 9, 1872, Annetta Maria, daughter of Edwin and Persis (Earle) 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 105 

Cliupin, 1). June 8, 1850; he is engaged in real estate business in 
Uoston ; residence, Worcester ; 5 c. 

044. Edward Francis Conant^ b. .May 20, 1875 ; d. Feb. 4, 1879. 

945. Mabel Elizabeth Conant'-', b. Feb. 14, 1877. 

940. Ebie Davis Couant^ b. Aug. 7, 1879. 

94r,a. Amy Louise Conant'\ b. Feb. 28 ; d. May 13, 1884. 

94(3b. Benjamin Wliitman Conant^ b. Jan. 14, 1885. 

947. William Albert Conant'^, b. Auij. 19, 1852 ; d. younf. 



948. 4. Mary Angelina Conant", b. Xov. 24, 1809; ra. May 
20, 1829, Silas Xewton Grosvenor, b. May 20, 1809; d. Worthiug- 
ton, Jnd., Sept. 30, 1805 ; they resided for many years at Paxton, 
where all but one child was born ; she is now liviny- in Cliicairo with 
her son, Dr. L. C. Grosvenor, 185 Lincoln ave. ; 6 c. 

949. Eliza Cassandra Grosvenor^, b. May 30, 1830; m. 
Aug. 24, 1851, at Farinington, Iowa, Dr. Arthur McClellan Thorae, 
of Augusta Ky. ; he studied medicine, graduatiiig from Eush Med- 
ical College, Chicago, 1851, and followed that profession till 1865, 
residing in Iowa, excepting his term of service as surgeon in U. S. 
Army, when he entered the ministry; has been pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church at Tremont, 111. ; now pastor of Congregational 
Church in Sharon, AVis, ; 7 c. 

950. Mary Armstrong Thome-', b. June 24, 1852 ; d. in infancy. 

951. Hattie Sayles Thome^ b. Sept. 9, 1855 ; engaged in teaching in Conserva- 
tory of Music, Oberlin, O. ; unmarried. 

952. Dr. Arthur Grosvenor Thome^ b. July 9, 1857 ; graduated from Illinois 
College, Jacksonville, 1880 ; in 1883 received his degree of M.D. from 
Chicago Homoeopathic College ; residence, Chicago, 239 Lincoln ave. ; 
unmarried. 

953. James Allen Tliome", b. July 24, 1860 ; graduated from Oberlin College, 
1883 ; from the Theological Department, 18SG ; now pastor of Congrega- 
tional Church in Ogallala, Neb. 

954. Lillie May Thome", b. Nov. 24, 1862 ; d. Aug. 6, 1863. 

955. George Nelson Tliome', b. July 6 ; d. Nov. 2, 1868. 

956. Edward Thome^ b. July 16 ; d. July 19, 1860. 

957. Dr. Lemuel Conant Grosvenor^, b. Paxton, March 22, 
1832; m. 1. Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 27, 1865, Ellen Maria Prouty; 
d. Jan. 19, 1874 ; m. 2. Taunton, Mass., June 25, 1877, Xaomi Jose- 
phine Bassett ; was engaged for ten years in teaching, holding 
among other places that of Princi])al of the Mather School in 
Boston; was President of Am. Pedagogical Society; in 1864 grad- 
uated at the Cleveland Medical llomceop. College; settled at Peoria 
tbree years and Galesburg three years, remaining there till 1870, 
since which time has practiced his profession in Chicago ; has been 



106 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

lecturer on anatomy at Ilahnamann College in Chicago, is President 
of the Chicago Academy of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor 
of Sanitary Science at Homoeo]). Medical College. Chicago, and 
member of the Am. Institute of llom(eopathy ; residence, 185 
Lincoln ave., Chicago, 111. ; S c. 

958. Nettie Caroline Grosvenor', b. Peoria. 111.. April 24, 1866 ; d. Galesburg, 
111., April 1, 1868. 

959. Lorenzo Nelson Grosvenor*, b. Galesburg, Feb. 2, 1868 ; in Oberlin 
College. 

960. Wallace Fahnestock Grosrenor'', b. Galesburg, June 4, 1870 ; in Illinois 
College, Jacksonville. 

961. Ellen Elfleda Grosvenor^ b. Chicago, Dec. 26, 1873 ; d. Aug. 12. 1874. 

962. Gertrude Naomi Grosvenor^ b. Aug. 8, 1879 ; d. Jan. 8, 1883. 

963. David Bassett Grosvenor'^ b. Jan. 1, 1881. 
904. Lucy Ella Grosvenor', b. Sept. 5, 1882. 

964a. Inez Octavia^ b. June 23, 18S4 ; d. April 13. 1886. 

065. David Gaius Ghosvenor-, b. Feb, 26, 183-i ; was assist- 
ant cashier in a bank for seven years in V^icksburg, Miss. ; a car- 
penter ; residence, Chicago ; unmarried. 

966. Jane Tk.\cy Grosvenor'', b. Petersham, Mass., Feb. 13, 
1837; d. Denmark, Iowa, Feb. 2S, 1874; unmarried. 

967. Silas Nelson Grosvenor-, b. June 23, 1810; m. Berke- 
ley, Mass., April 17, 1864, Frances Jane Burt; he was killed June 
17, 1861, in an attack on Petersburg, Va., while commanding a 
company of 29th Massachusetts Veteran Vols. ; his widow resides 
68 Pearl st., Providence, P. I. ; no issue. 

968. Lucy Leonard Grosvenor^ b. A])ril 10, 1813; m. Vicks- 
burg, Mi.ss., Feb. 27, 1865, Capt. Benjamin Alvin Lee; he was 
ennraffed in stock raisin«; till the outbreak of the war ; after its close 
he settled in Vicksburg ; was cashier of a bank, and hekl the office 
of mayor several terms ; she d. May 27, 1873 ; he d. later in the same 
year; 7 c. 

969. Herbert Lee«, b. Sept. 2 ; d. Sept. 3, 1866. 

970. Gertie Lee-', ) d. May 7, 1868. 

[b. Nov. 14, 1867; 

971. Nettie Lee^ ) d. Nov. 14, 1867. 

972. Walter Lee", ^ d. April 10, 1869. 

[b. Dec. 11, 1808: 

973. Grace Lee', ) residence. Oak Park, 111., wilb her guardian. 

974. Bertha Lee", b. Nov. 16, 1870; residence. Oak Park, 111. 

975. Alvin Lee", b. ; d. April, 1872. 



976. 5. Cassandra Whitman Conant', b. March 1; d. Oct. 8, 
1813. 



JOHN WHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 107 

977. V. Angelina'', b. Pembroke, ^fass., 1777; m. Nov. 
G, 1803, Curtis, son of John and Mary (Curtis) Barnes of 
Hing-ham, Mass., b. July 14, 1773; d. Nov. 10, 1852; 
residence, Ilingliam ; she d. Feb. 22, 1829; 7 c, all but 
two Youno-est b. Hino-hani. 



978. 1. John }3arnes', b. July 31, 1S04; m. Philadelpliia, Pa., 
Nov. 13, 182S, Elizabeth Pepsher; a sail maker; went to Philadel- 
phia about 1828, and d. there Feb. 7, 1830 ; ; 1 c. 

979. John Barnes''; residence, Pbiladelpliia. 



980. 2. Martha Curtis Barnes-, b. Oct. 22, ISOG ; m. Feb. 
24, 1833, xUfred Cunimings; lie d. July 18, 1862; she d. Feb. 4, 
1877; 3 c. 

981. Angelina "Whitman Cummings', b. July 1, 1836; d. 
March 2, ] 850. 

982. Sarah Ann Graves Cummings'^, b March 3, 1839; d. 
April 28, 1810. 

983. PowENA Matilda Cummings^ b. Sept. 28, 1842 ; m. 
Feb. 5, 1863, Orlando C. Titus ; a carpenter and builder ; residence, 
Wolcott, Yt. ; 4 c. 

984. Alfred Joseph Titus\ b. :\Iarch 2t3, 1864. 

98."). Martha Alinira Titus'', b. July 22 ; d. Sept. 21, 1865. 

986. Arthur Orlando Titus\ b. Jan. 30, 1870. 

987. Alplionso Elmer Titus\ b. June 22, 1875. 

988. 3. KiLBORN AVhitm.\n Barnes', b. April 4, 1809 ; d. July 
1^,1810. 

989. 4. Angelina Whitman Barnes*, b. April 5, 1811 ; m. 
about 1855, John Guild; she d. July 5, 1862 ; no issue ; he resides 
Dunbarton, N. FT. ; has since married. 

990. 5. XiLBORN AVhitman Barnes', b. April 22, 1814; ni. 
Aug. 24, 18o7, Jane Wilder, daughter of Eleazer Dunbar ; residence, 
Hinghaiu ; no issue. 

991. 6. Curtis Barnes', b. Oct. 29, 1816; d. March 9, 1818. 

992. 7. Curtis Barnes', b. Cohasset, July 27, 1819 ; m. Oct. 
6, 1846, >y^incy, daughter of Moses and Elizabetb (Guoch) lleiunien- 
way, b. March l.">, 1818; d. Sept. 30, 1879; residence, E. Boston; 
3 c. 



108 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

903. Elizabeth Adelaide Barnes^ b. 1847 ; d. 1849. 

994. Helen Loulsa Barnes\ b. Nov. 3, 1849; d. April 14, 
1879 ; unmarried. 

995. Frances Adklaide BAKVEs^ b. Jnlv 3, 1854; m. July 
27, 1879, Geo. W. J)ix ; 1). Au«!;. 8, 1S37; residence, West Xewton; 
1 c. 

996. Harry Curtis Dix», b. Dec. 8. 1881. 



997. 8. Edwin Barnes*, t^\-in brotlier to above; b. July 27, 
1819; m. Xov. 3, 1S42, Elizabeth \7inthrop, daughter of William 
Block ; residence, Hingham ; 3 c. 

998. Edwin Curtis Barnes'^, b. May, 1847 ; d. Feb. 22, 1849. 

999. Angelixa Whitman J^arnes*^, b. July 1 ; d. July 29 
1853. 

1000. John Curtis Barnes\ b. Oct. 9, 1858 ; unmarried ; he 
is treasurer of the A. S. French Co. ; residence, New York Citj ; 
oflice, 199 Broad wav. 



1001. Eleanor-^ (537), Zecheriali^ Ebeiiezer^ Thomas-, 
Jolm\ b. ]3ridgewater, 1730; m. 17G7, Natlianiel Cham- 
berlain, Jr. ; they removed at an earl^- date from Bridge- 
water, but it is not known where they settled; she was 
living, 1832, at which time she was 03; mention is made 
of but 1 c. 

1002. Nathaniel Chamberlain, Jr.'* 



1003. PtUTH^ (340), Zecheriah^ Ebenezer', Thomas', 
John\ b. Brldgewater, 1 74(J ; m. 1. 17()5, Gideon AYash- 
burii, Jr. ; he was killed at sea by a cannon ball ; m. 2. 
Dea. Ripley of Plympton ; Bridgewater records show 3 c. 
I. Ruth*"; II. Libeus"; in. Asa Chainbeidain'\ 

1004. I. Ruth Washhukn'', b. ; d. 1778. 

1005. II. LiBEus Washbur.V', b. ; m. Alice, 
daughter of John Keith ; is said to liave removed to Pom- 
fret, Ct,, wliere thev both d. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WPn'ilOUTH. 109 

1006. III. Asa Chamberlain Washburn^, b. ; 

is said to iiave learned a blacksiiiitli's trade with Arthur 
Harris of E. Brid^^ewater and then removed from town. 



1007. Dr. Joxas''^ (341 ), Zecheriah^, Ebeuezer', Thomas"-', 
John', b. Bridgewater, May 18, 1749; m. June 23, 1782, 
Mercy, daughter of John Goodspecd of Barnstable, b. 
Sept. 30, 1763; d. June 3, 1835; he g-raduated at Yale 
College, 1772 ; studied medicine and settled for a time at 
Plymouth; about 1780 removed to AVest Barnstable then 
known as '^ Gnob Marshes," where he had received the 
appointment of teacher ; among his pupils was his future 
wife, the daughter of the wealthiest man in the town, gen- 
ei'ally known as "Silver John;" the "silver" was popu- 
larly supposed to have been in bars and gained in priva- 
teeiing; it is related that his first acquaintance with this 
young lady was made hv standing her up in one corner of 
the school-room upon one foot, and making her hold a 
broom ; attracted by her father's wealth, for she was 
decidedly inferior in education and refinement, the Doctor 
married her when she was scarcely nineteen; after this 
event he returned to Plymouth, remaining there till the 
death of his mother-in-law, when he settled in West Barn- 
stable, practicing medicine and using his wife's fortune as 
a means of making money, loaning it at high rates of 
interest ; he had tlie finest farm in the town, and was one 
of the leading physicians of his dav, having a very exten- 
sive practice ; he was one of the few Alethodists of that 
time, and erected a pulpit in his kitchen, and assembled his 
co-believers there for service ; in politics always a Demo- 
crat ; in dress not neat, going often to visit his patients in 
his stable boots ; as distinguished from his sons he was 
never intemperate except in his temper, and many stories 
are told more creditable to his strength of will than its 
control ; his wife once sold his best cow for S40 ; when 
tlie Doctor was told of it, he replied: "I can alibrd to 



110 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

keep as good a cow as" so and so, naniiiig the purchaser, 
and threw tlie money into the fire ; he was continually 
enf^-aged in litigation, ])articularly with a neighbor, Tom 
Block, a Scotchman ; he loft to his wife the use of a laro-e 
portion of lier money, and obandoned to her injudicious 
care the welfjire and training- of the cliildren ; slie had a 
great idea of the importance of money, and the laudable 
ambition of bringing up her cliildren as ladies and gentle- 
men, but had the inistaken idea that thev should do 
nothing in the way of v/ork ; the result was that the sons 
were kept on the edge of shabb}' gentility, and grew up to 
be lazy and intemperate; he d. July 30, 1824; his will 
was burnt, with otJier town records, Oct. 22, 1827; in it 
he left the bulk of his property to his wife, after giving a 
farm to an old servant, one Jonathan Smith (who had been 
with him twenty years), a few legacies to friends and a 
small sum of money to his children ; by her will executed 
June 23, 1831, she left to each of her daughters SlOOO 
and her household furniture; to her son Josiah SI 00; to 
her son Jonas $10; to lier sons Samuel, Cyrus and Isaac 
each one-quarter part of her real and personal property 
not otherwise disposed of; the remaining one-quarter was 
left to Stephen Bailey and Josiah Whitman in trust for her 
son Jonas ; Stephen Bailey of Wellfleet was appointed 
sole executor ; 10 c. I. John"; 11. Jonas"; III. Sarah"; 
IV. Sarah"; V. Josiah" ; VI. Samuel"; VII. Cyrus"; VIII. 
Israel"; IX. Jonas"; X. Mercy*'. 

1008. I. John", b. Sept. 27, 1784; m. Betsey, daughter 
of Isaiah Baker of West Barnstable ; he graduated at Har- 
vard University, 1805; studied law and settled at Barn- 
stable, where his father bought him a place ; his death, 
which occurred June, 1816, was said to have been has- 
tened by intemperate hfibits ; he was very tall and of fine 
presence, and reported to have been the brightest of the 
family; she m. 2. July 4, 1821, Nathan Ayr of Sandwich ; 
no issue. 



I JOHN WHITMAN OF WKYMOUTII. Ill 

I lOOH. II. Jonas*', b. April 28, 1787 ; d. Murcli 26, 1805. 

I 1010. III. Sarah'"', b. April 5, 1791 ; cl. in infancy. 

[ 1011. IV. Sailui', b. April 27, 1793 ; ra. Stephen Bailey, 

I at one time an itinerant Methodist preacher, who conducted 

* the services in the Doctors kitchen ; as many as a hundred 

I it is said used to assemble here for worship, the Doctor's 

I sons beincr- meantime eno-ao-ed in playino- cards in the 

I barn ; she was sent out of town to school, her father saying 

I she must know Eni^-lish irrammar if he had to send her to 

I Cambrido-e ; at one time she tauo'ht school at W. Barn- 

I stable ; like her mother slie was tall and plain ; attracted 

I jirobably by her money, ^h\ Bailey proposed for her hand, 

ibut even at the lisk of offendino- her father, she refused 
unless he would give up the itinerant life ; he accordingly 

i joined the Congregational ministry ; he was settled at 

I Nantucket, Wellfleet and Dorchester ; was the executor of 

I his mother-in-law, and in 1837 went to Ohio to settle the 

I estate of Josiah^'; she died 1870, aged 77; 4 c. 



1012. 1. John AVhitman Bailey", b. ; a lawyer iu 
Boston, where he d. 1872. 

1013. 2. Sarah G godspeed Bailey', b. Nantucket. 

1014. 3. Mercy Ann Bailey", b. AVellfleet. 

1015. 4. Isabella Bailey", d. in infancy. 



lOlG V. Dr. Josiah^ b. March 3, 1796; graduated at 
Harvard University, 1816 ; eno-ao-ed in the study of medi- 
cine, and settled in Plymouth from 1817-1818 ; while here, 
together with another young physician, he dug up a body 
lor the purpose of obtaining the skeleton; the bones were 
taken to 15arnstable in the coffin, which stood for many 
years in the corner of his father's kitchen ; the act was dis- 
covered and Josiah left the State settling in Cincinnati ; 
lie was a skillful })hysician but intemperate ; d. unmarried, 
18*; 7. 



112 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

1017. VI. S.VMUEL^b. April 1, 1798; m. Rachel, daugh- 
ter of Asa Jenkins of \Y. P>arnstable, b. Feb. 8, 1802; d. 
Aug-. 30, 1851 ; her father disapproved of the match and 
found another suitor; she was sent to Boston to visit in the 
family of Daniel Bacon, who lived in the " Colonade," a 
row of houses on Treniont st, facing the Common, near 
Boylston ; she was tall and very pretty, the belle of the 
village, and Samuel was a handsome man ; he followed her 
to Boston and persuaded her to elope with him and be 
married out of tlie State, which they accordingly did ; upon 
their return home, there was a great commotion, and doubts 
were expressed upon the legality of the marriage, as they 
had not been ''published'' according to law; there is, 
how^ever, an intention of mari-iage filed in the Town Clerk's 
ofiice, July 2, 182.5; Samuel, however, could never show 
any certificate and his sister, Mrs. Bailev, never recognized 
her sister-in-law; he was educated at Bridgewater; of fine 
appearance, but intemperate and idle ; was Captain of the 
Barnstable Training Companv ; the favorite son of his 
mother, he succeeded in obtaining possession of the home- 
stead upon which liis brothers had expended large sums in 
improvements, the result being continued law-suits ; he d. 
March 14, 1842; his will was executed Jan. 17, 1842, and 
a codicil Jan. 28, 1842 ; he directs that his share in certain 
" schooners " shall be sold and the proceeds invested for the 
benefit of his son John; orders a tomb to be erected '*in 
the next field to house lot," the money to come from the 
estate of his brother Josiah, late of Cincinnati ; according 
to his own directions, this tomb was built into the side hill 
of a large pasture adjoining the house, and was to be 
0})ened on sunshiny davs tliat he might get the benefit of 
the sun ; one of his cronies was entrusted with this mission, 
and was to be paid for it out of the estate ; these directions 
were carefully ol)served till the death of the " opener," 
when they were discontinued; upon the sale of the premi- 
ses, the bodies of Samuel and his wife were removed to 



JOHN WillTMAN OF WEYAIOUTH. 113 

\V. I^arnstable and buried in the Jenkins lot ; tlie tomb is 
now used as a cliicken lioiise ; by the will, he left to his 
" beloved wife Racliel " all his household furniture, im- 
provements on homestead and two lots of land, while she 
remained his widow; anticipating- trouble, he made the 
codicil, where he recites that to avoid ambiguity about 
" wife," there being a supposed difficulty in proving a legal 
marriage, that "his beloved wife Racher' is a daughter of 
Asa Jenkins of AV. Barnstable, to whom he was married in 
1825 ; he also states that " to his brothers Isaac and Jonas, 
and to my sisters Sally and Mercy, I have no bequest or 
legacy to make, intended to make none in my will, and 
make none now;" there was a claim made, however, by 
the brothers, and by direction of the court the executor 
paid them some S3 GO ; his total estate was inventoried at 
SG502.50 : his ^^•idow remained in the homestead, and made 
a home for her son John, and added to her income bv 
keeping boarders ; she finally became reconciled to her 
father but never to her mother ; a woman of sweet manners 
and disposition, and always retained her good looks ; in 
her will, executed Aug. 19, 1851, she shows great anxiety 
to protect her son John from himself, and leaves all her 
estate in trust for his benefit ; there were several children, 
but one of whom lived to maturity. 



1018. J0HX\ b. Oet. 0, 1827; m. Emmeline Fish; slie was 
detected in criminal misconduct, wliereupon her husband sold his 
homestead and went to California ; nothing is known of In'm ; ehe 

liowever, took advantage of his absence and m. Allen; no 

issue. 

1019. VII. Oyrus^ b. March 11, 1800; d. unmarried, 
March 3, 1834; like his brothers he was tall and ime- 
looking, and like them also of intemperate habits ; he was 
educated at Bridge water and taught school for many 3'ears ; 
liis estate inventoried at 8d7Gl and administration was 
granted to his brothers Samuel and Isaac. 

8 



114 



trf: descendants of 



1020. VIII. Isaac'', b. Sept. 7, 180:^; m. May 18, 182G, 
Eliza, daughter of Samuel Bursley of AV. Barnstable ; was 
the most industrious of the family, but witliout much 
bodily strength ; residence, W. Barnstable, on a farm 
given liini by his father ; at one time had a. store; he d. 
Feb. '27, ISIJS; she resides W. Barnstal'le ; 4 c. 



1021. i. Isaac IIenhy*, b. Oct. 5, 1830; d. Liverpool, Eng., 
Oct. 26, 184:9; was ki]le<l by falling from the foremast of a vessel. 

102-2. 2. JosiAir r.uJiSLKY", b. Oct. 11, 183S; m. Sept. 6, 1865, 
Lydia Aim"', dauo-liter of .TonasC and Lydia Percival (Goodspead) 
Whitman, b. June 28. IS^^^ : a piano tuner; residence, Maple st,, 
W. J'arnstable; 3 c. 

1023. Bertha Florence', I). Feb. 15, JS67 ; d. Jan. '25, 1870. 

1024. Clarence Herbert', b. July 9, 1874 ; was drowned Feb. 

5, 18S3. 

1025. Lillian Agnes^ b. May 23, 1876. 



1026. 3. Eliza Abby", b. Aug. 24, 1842; m. Dec. 3, 1867, 
Henry T. Loring ; 1 c. 

1027. Frank Whitman Loring-, b. Dec. 4, 1872. 



1028. 4. George Herbert', 1). Dec. 7, 1844; d. Aui;-. 31, 1848; 



1029. IX. Jonas'', b. Sept. 27, 1805; m. Jan. 10, 1838, 
Lydia Percival Goodspecd ; was quite neglected in his 
youth, at one time went to sea, and later lived on the farm 
with his mother; July 14, 1835, was adjudged a spend- 
thrift and a guardian appointed for his property ; about 
1853 left his family and went to California where he d. 
1868; his wife obtained a divorce and m. David Croclvcr ; 
she resides W. Barnstable ; 8 c. 



1030. 1. George AVashin'Gton'', b. April 6, 1840; d. Gold 
Hill, Nov., Jan. 20, 1864; unnuirried. 

1031. 2. Cyrus Francis*, b. Sept. 29, 1841; d. Oct. 15, 1842. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WPJYMOUTH. 115 

1032. 3. Lydia Axx', b. June 11 ; d. Dec. 25, 1843. 

1033. 4. Isabella IlAlLY^ b. Oct. 11, 1844; m. William Hill; 
residence, Rockland, Mass., where slic d. Aug. 1, 18S4 ; no living 
issue. 

1034. 5. Lydlv Ann", b. June 23, 1840; m. Sept. 0, 1865, 
.losiah Biirsley", son of Isaac^ and Eliza (Bursley) Whitman, b. 
Oct. 11, 1838; Bee line. 

1035. 0. Cyrus Feancis", b. March 11, 1848 ; d. Oct. 7, 1864. 

1036. 7. Isaac Heniiy', b. Feb. 27, 1851 ; m. June 29, 1876, 
Ella C, daughter of J. ]>. and. M. E. (Swasey) Sanborn, b. Exeter, 
N. IE, June 9, 1855; a piano tuner; residence, Boston; 2 c. 

1037. Henry Sanborn^ b. Oct. 4; d. Xov. 6, 1877. 
1038 Bertha^ b. Dec. 10, 1878 ; d. Feb. 23, 1879. 

1039. 8. Mercy Goodspeed', b. Jan. 6,1853; m. June 2, 1880, 
William ChalTee ; residence, Boston ; 1 c. 

1039a. Waldo Whitman Chaffee^ b. Xov. 6, 1886. 



1040. X. Mercy*\ b. Sept. 27, 1805; m. April 27, 1835, 
Boyd Howard of Augusta, Me.;, this was not a happy 
marriage, and after a few years she left liim ; in 1849 she 
went to California and taught school ; upon her returji 
resided for a time with her sister at Dorcliester ; she d. So. 
Boston Insane Asylum, Sept. 10, 18G8; 1 c. 



1041. Laban Howard^ d. aired 10 mouths. 



1042. Ebenezer-^ (342), Zecheriah^ Ebenezer', Thomas', 
Jolm\ b. J'.ridgewater, 1752; m. Nov. 9, 1779, Ruth De- 
lano ; lie served in Revolutionary war, in an expedition 
to Rhode Island, from Dec. 18, 1778— Nov. 27, 1779; 
i-esidence, Oakham, :\Ias.s. ; Mitchell's History of ]3ridge- 
water states that he liad a family, but town records show 
1^0 births; lied. 17S8; Neliemiah Alden of Oakham was 
appointed administrator March 2S, 1788; the probate 
ivcoi-ds make no mention of any cluldren ; his wife Ruth 



-j^lQ thp: descendants of 

received her dower and the estate was declared insolvent, 
the principal creditors beino- Dr. Jonas"' and Zecheriah^ 
his brotliers ; the widow m. Dec. 9, 1700, John Spooner ; 
Oakhajii records show that — 

1043. Ruth Whitman*", m. May 24, 1819, Setli Pratt of 
Barre, ^lass. ; this was probably a daughter. 



1044. Noah' (34(;), Ebenezer\ Ebenezer^ Thomas-, 
John\ b. Brido-ewater, Oct. 1, 1743; m. 1. Sept. 24, 1707, 
Freelove :\Ianchester, b. ; d. June 26, 1772 ; m. 2. 

1774, Sarah, dauohter of Seth and Tabitha (Pratt) Hay- 
ward' b. 1752; d. April 13, 1778; m. 3. July 11, 1779, 
Zilpha, dau-htcr of Daniel and Experience (Mann) ^Yash- 
burn, b. 1757; d. Oct. 18, 1S32 ; he served in Revolu- 
tionary war with raidc of Lieutenant, and was at one time 
stationed at Newport, R. I. ; Ids total ]^ay amounted to 
£130; he d. May 27, 1828, aged 77; 7 c, 2 by 2d m., 
3 by 3d m. I. Freelove'-, 11. Lydia^ HI. Ebenezer^ 
IV. Noah^ V. DanieP; VI. SaralV' ; VII. Betsey*^. 

1045. I. FreelovfA b. Oct. 6, 1775; m. Sept. 23, 1804, 
Davis, son of Azariah and Ann (Pratt) Hayward ; they 
removed to Jay, Me., where she d. Oct. 14, 1814; he d. 
Nov. 22, 1817; 4 c. 

1046. 1. SoPHRONiA Manc]IESTEK LIaywakd", b. April 18, 
1809- m. March 7, 1880, Willard' son of Nathan ^ and Mercy 
(Byrim) "Whitman, h. March 17, 1808 ; d. Sept. 28, 1870 ; she d. 
Sept. 28, 1876 ; 5 c, see Hnc. 

1047. ii. Lysander Hayward', b. Dec. 26, 1S06 ; m. Hahfax, 
Mass., May, 1883, Sarah Jackson, daugliter of Seth and Deborah 
(Clmrclnll)'Bosworth, b. Halifax, Dec. 16, 1809; residence, Hali- 
fax, wliere he d. July 2, 1858 ; slie resides at Hahfax ; 8 c. 

1048. William Thomas Hayward^ b. Oct. 24, 1833; m. 
April 80, 186.-., Caroline A., daughter of Luther and Mary (Bates) 
Chamberlain, b. E. Bridgewatcr, about 1841 ; a farmer ; residence, 
Halifax ; 2 c. 



JOIIX WHITMAX OF WEVMOUTH. iJf 

10-lt). William Clifton Flayward", b. Sept. 30, 1867. 
10.")0. Iiuv Forrest Hay ward', b. Sept. 6, 1^74. 

1051. Setii Bosworth IIaywariA b. July 26, 1835; m. ; 
is said to reside in California. 

1052. ^[aky Havwari)^ h. March 2L^ 188S ; m. Halifax-, Xov, 
8, 1857, AVilliani X., son of Alfrain and Mary A. (Harlow) Bourne, 
b. IlaHfax. May 7, lS;-]7; a farmer; residence, Halifax; 3 c. 

1033. AVilliani L. Bourne'', b. March 16. 18.-)S : unmarried. 

I(t54. Heloise Ayiaar Bourne', b. July 27. 1860 ; lu. July 6, 1878, Otis Horace, 

son of Otis H. and Betsey AV. (Thompson) Tliompson, b. Halifax, Nov, 

5, 184-1 ; a farmer : resideiicf, Halifax ; 2 e. 
1055. Horace Purton Thompson'", b. Jan. 4, 1880. 
105G. Ada Carlton Thompson^", b. June 21, 1858 ; d. June 3. 1S84. 

1057. Sarah Bosworth Bourne-', b. Aug. 9. 1862; m. Broctou, Aug. 23, 1879, 
Abner William, son of Abncr Cushman and Lydia (Snow) .Jackson, b. 
E. Bridgewater, Jan. 4. 1^57; a carpenter and builder: residence, 
Whitman ; 1 c. 

1058. Ethel Lillian Jackson'^ b. Dec. 16, 1882. 

1059. George Washixgtox Ha yward^, b. Sei^t. 15, ] 811 ; m. 
Halifax, July 30, 1870, Carrie A., daughter of Isaac and Cordelia 
(Barker) T^'illet, b. Hanson, May 0, ISoT; he taught school for some 
years; served in a B. I. Cavalry Beg.; a farmer ; residence, Hali- 
fax ; 4 c, all but eldest b. Halifax. 

1060. George Leland Hayward". b. Hanson. Nov. 4. 1870. 

1061. Clarence Norman Hayward'', b. Nov. 8. 1871. 

1062. (A daughter) Hayward-', b. April 15 ; d. April 17, 1879. 

1063. Lucy p]verett Hayward-', b. Oct. 7, 1882. 

1064. Lysander Whitman Hayward'^, b. June 15, 1844 ; m. 
Plymouth, Nov. 29, 1871, Georgianna, daughter of George Lewis 
and Marinda Wadsworth (^Evei-ston) Washbui-n, b. Kingston, Feb. 
10, IS 10; a farmer; residence, Halifax; served during war in a 
^lassachusetts Beg. ; 4 c. 

I'lOo. Eunice Whitman Hayward*. b. Dec. 14, 1878. 

1066. Cora Frances Hayward-', b. Oct. 12. 1880. 

1067. Linda Roberts ^ayward^ b. June 3, 1883. 
loos. Maude Douglass Hayward'-', b. Nov. 1, 1884. 

1009. John Davis HAY\VARD^ b. Aug. 22, 1848; in 1876 he 
^v•ent to California ; unmarried; a farmer; residence, Xapa City. 

_ 1070. Edwin Sheldon IJayward^ b. March 10, 1852; unmar- 
'"•L'd ; a farmer ; residence, Halifax. 

1071. Clarence Xorman Hayward^ b. June 18, 1856; d. 
^M-'nl 3, 187<i. 



118 THE DESCENDANTS OF • 

3072. 3. 1'razillai Hay ward', b. ; about 1838, he went 

to Pittsburg, Pa. ; d. unmarried, aged about 40. 

1073. -1. Davis IIayward", b. ; went South and d. un- 

married. 

1074. II. LydiV', b. May 12, 1777; m. Fel3. 3, 179'J, 
Zenas, son of Solomon and Anne (Mitcliell) Washburn, b. 
July 22, 1775; d. Feb. 18, ls2-i; residence, Bridgewater, 
where she d. ^[ay 27, 1S60, aged 83; 6 c. 

1075. 1. Selden AYasiiburn', b. Sept. 29, 1799; m. May G, 
1853, Laura Leavitf, daughter of Ebenezer% and Harriet (Keith) 
Whitman, b. March 1, 1818 ; residence, E. Bridgewater, where lie 
d. Oct. 18, 187.-^ aged 73: 1 c. 

1076. Elbridge Washburn^ b. Sept. 4, 1851: d. 1885. 

1077. 2. Lysander Washburn', b. May 0, 1802 ; d. Feb. 19, 
1801. 

1078. 3. Freelove Whitman Washburn^ b, Sept. lf>, 1805; 
m. Sept. 10, 1825, Peleg, son of P2zra and Sarah (Whiting) Thomp- 
son, b. May 25, 1707; d. April 1, 1872; residence, E. Bridgewater, 
where she d. ^Nlay 14, 1884, aged 79 ; 2 c. 

1079. Amanda Thompson-, b. Jan. 18, 1828; unmarried,- at 
home. 

• 1080. Adaline Esther TH0MPS0N^ b. Oct. 5, 1844; m. Xov. 
20, 1864, Minott Shaw, son of Elbridge and Matilda (Ilorton) 
Curtis, b. 1843 ; a painter ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 1 c. 
1081. Henn- Minott Curtis-\ b. Sept. 21, 1871. 



1082. 4. Sarah Whitman AVashburn'^, b. Jan. 2, 1808 ; m. 
Jan 16, 1832, Charies, son of Cyrus and Deborah (Ptipley) Hay- 
ward, b. Xov. 7, 1808 ; a machinist by trade ; has been employed 
for over 40 years in the Cotton Gin Factory at Bridgewater ; resi- 
dence, Bridgewater; Mrs. IIayward is an invalid, having been for 
many years confined to her ])ed ; 5 c. 

1083. Charles Henry HAYWARD^ b. April 1 ; d. May 0, 1832. 

1084. Edwin IIayward^ b. April 10, 1840; m. Xov. 24,1863, 
Parna Parris, daugliter of Caleb S. and Eliza J. Hudson, b. 1841; 
1 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 119 

1085. George Hay ward-', b. June 5, 18G7. 

1080. AxGELiXA IlAY\rATii>\ b. Jiiiie 19, 1842; rn. July 2, 
18G3, Charles William, son of Josei)li and Tenipe Lee (IIed(i;e) 
Aiken ; a niacliinist, residence. So. Yarmouth, Mass. ; no issue. 

1087. Ellex IIayward'^, h. May 29, IS 15 ; unmarried, at home. 

1088. Charles Francis II ayward", b. Dee. 20, 18-17 ; d. un- 
married, Au^i^-. 8, ISSo ; was a clerk in a Bc^ston insui-ance company. 



1089. 5. Lysander A\"asubcrn", b. Marcli 19, ISIO ; m. Oct. 11, 
1835, Eliza Cobb, dauo:hter of Francis and Al^igail (iJates) Bent, b. 
I^fay 20, 1817; d. Dec. 3, 1S»;9 ; residence, E. Bridoewater, where 
he d. of heart disease, March 4, 1875 ; 2 c. 

' 1090. Eliza Maria Washburn", b- June 25, 1838 ; d. July 20, 
1854. 

1091. Selden ^Lvtterson Washburn", h. Aug. 3, 1847; in. 
Dec. 10, 1806, Eebecca L. daugliter of Daniel D. and Rebecca T. 
(Sampson) Jolmson. b. Freetown, Dec. 10, 1843; residence, E. 
J^)ridgewater ; 5 c. 

1093. Daniel Roy ^Va6hbura^ b. Jan. 3 ; d. Feb. U, 1870. 

1093. Lysander Howard AVashburn", b. Feb. 5, 1874. 

1094. Edward AVilliams AVasliburn''. b. Aug. 27, 1876. 
lOQ.l. Curtis Whitman ^Va.shburn^ b. Nov. 12, 1878. 
1096. Helen Mason \Vashhurn^ b. Feb. 28, 188.J. 

1097. 6. Angelina Washburn", b. Dec. 29, 1812 ; m. by Rev. 
Baalis Sanford, July 1, 1838, Ezra, son of Curtis and llannali 
(Hudson) Edson, b. Turner, Me., Jan. 12, 1843; they resided for 
some years at E. Bridgewatej-, and then removed to Mendon, Yt. ; 
lie has held many important town offices; has represented the town 
in the IState Legislature, and iov the past thirty-live years has been 
Justice of Peace; a blacksmitli by trade; she d. Pittsfield, Yt, 
Kov. 21, 1882, while on a visit with her daughter ; 4 e. 

1098. Lucius Edsqn"^, b. W. P>ridgewater, May 19, 1840; d. 
Bridgewater, June 1, 1842. 

1099. Lucius Otis Edson^ h. :\[endon. May 5, 1843 ; d. May 
4, 1851. 

1100. Hannah Whitman El)SON^ b. Mendon, July 26, 1845; 
jn. Rutland, Yt., Oct. 9. 18G0, Marquis Edson, son of^ Oliver and 
'I'ryphena (Blssell) Tenney, b. Mendon, Dec. 1844; a farmer and 
t-'arpeuter ; they resided for some years at Pittsfield, Yt., but since 



120 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

the doutli of lier luotlier. have resided with licr fatlier at !Mendoii 
2 c, b. Pittslield. 

1101. Angelina Theresa Tenney^ b. June 2i, 1870. 
1103. Abbie Elizabeth Tcuney^ b. Oct. 2'.i. 187G. 

1103. :Maky Jane Ejison", b. Meiid.)ii, July 30, 1849; d. Aug. 
11), 1S50. 



1104. 7. Lydia Washbukn', b. Jan. 20, 1817; d. Aug. 28, 
1S52 ; graduated at the State Xorinal School, and taught in E. 
Jjridgewater for many years ; became insane and committed suicide. 



1105. III. Ehenezer'', b. Bridgewater, Marcli 18, 1782; 
111. Sept. IG, 1806, Harriet, daugliter of James Keith, b. 
Oct. 8, 1787; d. Marcli 21, 1874; lie moved to No. Troy, 
Yt, and d. tliere April 18, 1856, aged 74; 9 c. 



1100. 1. A child', b. ; d. July 22, 1800. 

1107. 2 I'lAM Gushing Keith', b. July 22. I809 ; m. 4. July 
10, 1833, rhebe Conant; she d. without issue, July 13. 1834; ni. 2. 
Aug. 20, 1830, Mehitable Barrows, daughter of Isaac and Mehitable 
(Barrows) Bourne, b. Hanson, Aug. 0, 1816; a farmer ; residence^ 
Canton, Mass. ; 3 c. 

1108. George Little^, b. Oct. IS, 1837; m. March 17,1857, 
Merilla L., daughter ot Joseph and Phebe (Gray) AVinter, b. May 
12, 1839 ; a tool-maker ; residence, Attleborough ; 3 c. 

1109. Ida Evelyn^, b. Oct. 21. 1858 ; m. Nov. 30, 1876, Robert P. Marble ; a 
jeweller ; residence, Attleboro ; she d. Se^jt. 27, 1S8'3 : 1 c. 

1110. Walter Benjamin Mal•blel^ b. June 10. 1877. 

1111. George Elrnev'', b. Oct. 14, i860; m. June 4, 188o, Minnie Sanford, 
daughter of Frederic A. and Frances M. (Flagg) Jarvis, b. June 2G, 
18G0 ; a dry goods merchant ; residence, Cleveland. O. 

1112. Hatty May-', b. May 16. 1867. 

1113. Harriet Mehitable\ b. March 20, 1839 ; m. Sept. 1867, 
Charles, son of AVilliani AV. and Louisa (Edward^) Partridge, of 
Northampton. Mass. ; a machinist ; residence, Canton ; 2 c. 

1114. William W. Partridge% b. Nov. 10. 1808. 

1115. Myron W. Partridge'', b. May 1, 1872. 

inc. PiiEiU': CusiiiNG Keith',!). May 2, 1841; m. Sept. 25, 
1859, George Harvey, son of Harvey and Harriet (Hatch) Bates, b. 
Aug. 7, 1837; a merchant; residence, So. Scituate, Mass. ; 1 c. 



JOHN" WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 121 

1117. George PMgar Bates^ b. ]May 12, 1860 ; in. Sept. 26. 1882, Emma How- 
ard, daugliter of Torrey ; a grocer ; residence, So. Scituate ; 1 c. 

1118. Edgar Clitford Bates'", b. 1883. 



1119. 8. xVbigail", 1). July 21, 1S12; d. Xov., 1S30. 

1120. 4. XoA^^ b. June 7, ISU ; m. Sept. 27, 1810, Rlioda A. 
Eddy ; a farmer and dairyman ; residence, Taunton ; no i.ssue. 

1121. 5. Betsey*, b. March 20, ISIO ; d. Jan. 1S31. 

1122. 6. Laura Leavitt", b. Mareli 4, 1S18; m. May (3, 1853, 
Scldcn'', son of Zenas and Lydia (AVliitman'"') AYashburn, b. Sept. 
29, 1799 ; d. Oct. 18, 1872, aged 73 ; 1 c, see line. 

1123. 7. Fkeelove M.", b. March 16, 1820; d. Dec, 1836. 

1121. 8. George L.', b. ^tarch 21, 1822 ; d. Oct., 1823. 

1125. 9. Sarah J.", b. June 24, 1827 ; m. June 24, 1849, Far- 
nam L. Morey ; tliey reside upon the fai"m owned by her father at 
No. Troy ; no issue. 

112G. lY. Dk. Xoah'', b. Bridgewatcr, March 8, 17S5; 
m. July 9, 1812, Mary Perkins, b. Sept. 1, 17110; d. Xov. 
26, 1886, aged 96; gTaduated at l^rowii Universit}-, 1806 ; 
Dartmouth Medical School, 1809; settled iu the pjractice 
of his }3rofession at l^ridgewater, ^yhere he d. xVpril 24, 
1854, aged 69 ; 2 c, both unmarried and residing on the 
homestead. 



1127. 1. Hexry Holmes*, b. Sept. 9, 1813. 

1128. 2. Mary Perkins', b. April 22, 1827, 



1129. V. Daniel'', b. Bridgeuater, June 11, 1788; m. 
Dec. 31, 1815, Celia, daughter of Arthur and Celia Harris, 
b. June 7, 1796; d. Dec. 30, 1872; he received from his 
fjither the old homestead, being the house built by Eben- 
ezer"^ upon his settlement in this part of the town in 1700; 
lied. Sept. 14, 1820; his widow and family occupied the 
old liouse till 1865 ; this structure was the residence of five 
generations of the family, and is now more than 180 years 
old ; the present large two-story house on the premises was 



12^ THE DESCENDANTS OF 

built by Xoalr^ in 1780; was a lieutenant in the war of 
1812; 3 c. 

.1130. 1. IIiRAM', I). June 11 ; d. Sept. 1, 1817. 

1131. 2. Celia :\riTCHELL^ b. Oct. 14, 1818; m. Virginia, 

March 29, 1841, Lewis Clinton, son of John and — • (Cart- 

wriglit) Pvicliardson, h Virginia, Sept. 5, 1819; learned the trade 
of blacksmith at E. Bridgewater, then removed to Xorth Carolina ; 
she d. June 25, 1848 ; he resides liiehmond, Ind. ; 4 c. 

1132. Henry Lewis Richaudson^, b. Dec. 14, 1842 ; m. March 
14, 1867, Mary L., daughter of George B. and Catliarine (Bass) 
Fleetwood, b. Oct. 11, 1850; residence, Elizabeth City, X C. ; 8 c. 

1133. George L. Richardson-', b. April 15, 1868 ; d. Oct. 7. 18C9. 

1134. Josiali Richardsoiv', b. ; d. Jan. 10, 1870. 

1135. Thomas Richardson'', b. ; d. Dec. 18, 1871. 

1136. Charles H. Richardson^ b. July 1, 1873. 

1137. Joshua L. Richardson", b. Aug. 26, 1875. 

1138. Mar}- C. Ricliardson", b. Nov. 28, 1877. 

1139. Benjamin B. Richardson'', b. Nov. 22, 1879. 

1140. Martha I. Richardson'-', b. May 25, 1882. 

1141. Isabella Clifton Eiciiardson', b. Dec. 21, 1844; m. 
Boston, Jan. 26, 1869, Baalis Hatch, son of Benjamin and Ts'^ancy 
(Brett) Alden, b. Bi-octon, Jan. 30, 1842 ; a contractor and builder'; 
residence, Lawtey. Fla. ; 3 c, all b. Chicago, III 

1142. John Alden-', b. Oct. 14, 1870. 

1143. Celia Whitman Alden-', b. July 14, 1873. 

1144. Harris Pratt Alden'-', b. Jan. 7, 1870. 

1145. Hexriltta Hall Richardson^, b. March 26, 1846 ; d. 
Jan. 12, 1848. 

1146. Joiix Be AS LEY Kichardsox', b. March 4 ; d. June 20, 

1848. 



1147. 3. Sarah", b. April 16, 1821; m. April 2, 1840, Calvin, 
son of John and Lvdia (Ilowland) Leavitt, b. Livermore, Me., 
Sept. 24, 1815; 1840, engaged in tlie cattle business at Bridge- 
water; 1870, took In's .son Wellington into partnership, under the 
firm name of Calvin Leavitt A' Son ; they reside in the old home- 
stead ; 7 c. 

1148. Sarah Davis Leavitt'^, b. Feb. 26, 1841 ; unmarried. 

1149. Mary Esther Leavitt', b. .March 28, 1843 ; m. Dec. 22, 
1864, Caleb Strong, son of Luther and Avalina (Blanchard) 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 123 

Chaivhill, b. April 18, 1839; foreuian in a shoe factory; residence, 

W'liitinan; 2 c. 

W><). Mary Strong CluirchilP, b. April 2'), 1808. 
llM. Clicsler Stanley C'hurchill", b. Dec. 10. 1872. 

1152. Daniel Whitman Leavitt^ b. Sept. 6, 1846; enlisted 
in Co. D, 5Sth ]y[ass. Yds. ; was wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., 
1864 ; lias since been an invalid ; nninarried, at lionie. 

111.3. Calvin Leavitt, Jk.^ b. July 1, 1849; unmarried; is 
c.ittle inspector for a Boston Insurance company. 

1154. Josephine Leavitt^ b. Dec. 3, 1851 ; unmarried. 

1155. Wellington Leavitt', b. Aug. 5, 1854; unmarried; in 
partnership with his father. 

1156. John Leavitt*, b. Aug. 8, 1855; unmarried. 



1157. YL Sarah'', b. Sept. 24, 1780; m. 180G, Joseph, 

son of and Abigail (Sluimerv) Brown, b. Oxford, 

Mass., May 17, 1786; d. ^Sl^y 14, 1843; residence, Jay, 
Me., wliere she d. Sept., 1854; 7 c. 



1158. 1. Ebenezer Whitman Bkown', b. April 14, 1808 ; d. 
Oct. 2, 1834. 

1150. 2. William BROWN^ b. Dec. 1, 1810; m. May 4, 1831, 
llebecca, daughter of Samuel and Thankful (Snow) Jenkins, b. 
1805; a farmer; residence, E. Hebron, Me. ; 2 c. 

1160. Sarah Jane Brown^ b. March 29, 1837; m. Sept. 2, 
1855, :Marcus Lafayette, son of Seth and Deborah (Record) Samp- 
eon, b. March 10, 1826 ; residence, Chase's Mills, Turner ; 7 c. 

IICI. Carrie Ada Sampson^ b. Oct. 21. 1857; m. Nov. 25. 1885, Charles H., 
son of Homer B. and Maria (Cha^e) Record, b. Dec. 5, 1861 ; a farmer ; 
residence, Turner. 

llOla. George Elmer Sampson^, b. Sept. 8, 1860 ; unmarried. 

1162. Aradella Sampson-', b. Oct. 23. 1862 ; m. July 24, 1880. William H.. son 
of Josepli Henry and Jane M. (I.ombard) Hitchcock, b. Oct. 2, 1855 ; 
residence, Amesbury, Mass. ; 1 c. 

1163. Mary Estelle Hitciicock^". b. March 21, 1881. 

116-1. William Sherman Sampson% b. Sept. 28. 1864 ; d. Oct. 1, 1866. 
HC5. Sampson^ b. May 3 ; d. July 20, 1867. 

1166. Sampson^', b. Aug. 27 ; d. Aug. 28, 1870. 

1167. Lulu Isabella Sampson'-', b. Nov. 8, ISSO. 

1108. Arai) Pinkie BROWN^ b. May G, 1839; m. May, 1806, 



124: THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Manila 'SL, daughter of Enos and Betsey (Dodge) Merrill, b. May 
4, 1840; a farmer; residence, E. Hebron; 7 c. 

11C9. Addie Liiella Brown'', b. Dec. 27. 1806. 

1170. ArviUa Gertrude Brown'', b. Jan. 21 ; d. May 11, 1868. 

1171. Eflie Marilla Bro^^-Il^ b. Aup;. 9, 1H71. 

1172. Liila May Brown-', b. Nov. 28, 1873. 

1173. Ora Pearson Fatten Brown'', b. April 15, 1876. 

1174. Mina Arolina Brown", b. Sept. 3, 1878. 

1175. Grace Leonora Bro\N n ', b. Dec. 19. 1880. 



1176. 3. Joseph Brown Jll.^ b. Jan. 17, 1813 ; m. Esther Ann, 
daughter of Joel and Doroi-hy (Francis) Ireland, b. June 27, 1824; 
residence, Bcri-y's Mills, Ate. ; 4 c. 

1177. Fkancis Whitman BKOWN^ b. Aug. 21, 1843; m. Sarah 
Jane, daughter of Benjamin and Almira (Mastermaii) Swett, b. Sept. 
IG, 1813; a farmer : residence, Carthage, Me. 

1178. Mansfield Mathnek Brown-, b. Aj^ril 17, 1816; ra. 
Martha, daugher of Jonas and Rebecca (Lovejoy) Lovering, b. Aug. 
15, 1853 ; a farmer ; residence, Washburn, Aroostook Co., Me. ; 2 c. 

1179. Percy Mansfield Brown'-\ b. Sept. 9, 1881. 

1180. Beitba Marion Brown% b. March 19, 1884. 

1181. Francilla Almira Brown'', b. Jan. 4, 1851 ; m. Ingra- 
ham Parker, son of John B. and Lois ]). (Parker) Staples, b. June 
13, 1853 ; a merchant ; residence, CantoJi, ^SCe. ; 2 c. 

1182. Almira Brown Staples^ b. Oct. 5, 1874. 

1183. Essie Lou Staples^ b. Dec. 15, 1879, 

1184. Joel Clifton Brown^ b. Feb 26, 1855; d. June 24, 
1867. 



' 1185. 4. XoAH Whitman Brown", b. xVpril 5, 1815 ; m. Dec. 
14, 1840, Lydia, daughtei- of ^Moses and Lydia (Brown) AYilliams, 
b. March 26, 1818 ; a fai-mer; residence, Phillips, Me. ; 6 c. 

1186. Clementina Brown\ b. Aug. 31, 1840 ; m. Aug. 31, 
1864, Luther H., son of Xathaniel and Sarah (Hoar) Toothaker, b. 
Eangely, Feb. 11, 1825; residence, Phillips; 4 c. 

1187. Nathaniel S. Tootliakor', b. Dec. 14. 18G(3. 

1188. Walter Scott Toothaker^ b. Dec. 12, 1SG9. 

1189. Moses Wiiitman Toothalcer^ b. Oct. 29, 1872. 

1190. Lydia Sophia Toothaker'. b. April 19, 1874. 

119L FosTiNA BROWN^ b. Aug. 31, 1841; m. June 12, 1860, 
Joseph ]I. Toothaker, In-other of above, b. April 11, 1822; d. Sept. 
2, 1881; residence, Phillips; 6 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 125 

1192. Sarah Tootliaker% b. Marcli 06, 1S61 ; a teacher. 

1193. Ahnira T<)othaker^ b. April 0, lsG3; m. Nov. 27, 1884, Sylvester, son 
of Joel and Emily (Morrison) Ilinkley, b. Aug. 31, 1861 : residence, 
Rangely ; 1 c. 

n93a. Hortense Evelyn Hinkley'", b. June 11, 1886. 

Hit). Fostiua Toothakor', b. April 2. 1805; m. June 12, 1885, Almon S., son 
of Silas and Mary (Mayo) Gifford, b. Jan. 30, 1863 ; residence, Farming- 
ton ; no issue. 

1105. Josephine Toothaker^ b. Feb. 27, 1869. 

1196. Jessie Toothaker-, b. June 19, 1873. 

1197. Rosa Toothaker^ b. Jan. 6, 1879. 

119S. Jesse Browx^ b. xVpril 9, 1S44; m. May 1, 1S07, Carrie 
Tootliaker, sister of above, b. May 11, 1843 ; lie d. Feb. 26, 1877; 
no issue. 

1199. XoAH WiriTMAX Browx^, b. Xov. 11, 1848 ; umnarried ; 
a fanner ; residence, Phillips. 

2000. Arolixe J. Browx-, b. Nov. 9, 1855 ; d. June 13, 1885 ; 
a teaclier. 

2001. Mary E. Browx^, b. April 10, 1859. 



2002. 5. Vax Bexsselaer Browx^ b. May 13, 1817; ra. Nov. 
2(3, 1847, Alniira, daughter of Simeon and Almira (^lay) Williamson, 
b. Stoughtou, Xov. 3, 1828 ; a stone mason ; residence, Brockton^ 
Mass. ; no issue. 

2003. 6. Cassaxder Browx", b. Dec. 20, 1820 ; m. 1. Feb. 5, 
1843, Sarah, daughter of Jolm and Polly (Temple) Whitney, b. 
Ajiril 19, L823; d. Feb. 11, 1863; m. 2. Xov. 11, 1867, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel and Dolly (Ilolman) Park, b. April 28, 1830 ; 
a farmer ; residence, So. Carthage Me., where he d. Jan. 12, 18S6 ; 
4 c. 

2004. Jexxie :\r. Browx^ b. Sept. 3, 1853 ; ra. Sept. 3, 1869, 
Tyler, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Judkins) Hutchinson, b. June 
6, 1849 ; a farmer ; residence, Berry's Mills ; 2 c. 

2005. Otis Tyler Hutcliinson'. b. Sept. 1, 1809. 

2006. Olean W. Hutchinson'-', b. June 27, 1871. 

2007. Sarah Whitman Browx^, b. Feb. 18, 1856 ; unmarried ; 
residence, Lewiston. 

2008. Cassaxder AVelcome Browx^, b. June 21, 1858; un- 
married ; a farmer. 

2000. GEORaE Daxa B[i0wx^ b. April 28, 1872." 



126 



THE DESCENDANTS OF 



2010. 7. David James Nelson Biiown", b. May 19, 1824; m. 
Oct. 23, 18-12, Eniil.y, cLuigliter of Jacob and Rhoda 1). (Hutcliiiisoii) 
"VYIiitnej, b. May 27, 1830 ; a farmer; residence, Weld ; 7 c. 

2011. IsADOiiE E. Bkown^ b. July 30, 1851; d. July 4, 18G2. 

2012. Adeltza II. P.uoVv^v^ b. Jan. 1, 1854; d. Jnne 17, 1862. 

2013. Calvin L. Brown', b. Aug. 25, 1858; d. April 17, 1862. 

2014. Belinda T. Brown^, b. April 2, 1800; m. March 20, 
1878, Lewis, son of John and Ilachel Judkins ; a farmer ; residence, 
Carthage ; 3 c. 

3015. Delia L. Judkins'\ b. July 8, 1878. 

2016. James C. Judkins'', b. Oct. 29, 1880. 

2017. Lelia Judkins-*, b. June 16, 1885. 

2018. Harriet F. Brown", b. Feb. 6, 1865 ; m. Sept. 18, 1883, 
Ernest L., son of x\mos and Viola (Blodgett) Holt; a farmer; 
residence, AVeld ; 1 c. 

2019. Christie D. Holt^ b. July 6, 1884. 

2020. Asa C^ummings Brown', b. Dec. 20, 1866. 

2021. Celia ^Y. Brown^, b. Sept. 2, 1881. 



2022. YII. BETSEY^ b. So. Bridgewater, Sept. 12, 1794; 
m. by Rev. James Flint, Sr., Dec. 31, 1815, James Keith, 
Jr., b. E. Bridgewater, Feb. 12, 1792; d. April 19, 1846; 
they settled at Troy, Vt. ; she d. Jan. 3, 187S, aged 84; 
10 c. 

2023. 1. James Keith Jr.", b. April 8, 1817 ; d. Aug. 3, 1820. 

2024. 2. Martin Keith', b. Xov. 28, 1810; d. July 2, 1865. 

2025. 3. Harriet Whitman Keith', b. Jan. 25, 1822; m. 1. 
Jan. 26, 1841, Hosea, son of Elisha Upton, b. Jay, Yt., Aug. 24, 
1818; m. 2. April 18, 1872, II. W. Manchester, b. Springfield^ 
Mass., Aug. 19, 3 817; d. Feb. 22, 1884; residence, Wes'ttield, 
Mass. ; 2 c. 

2026. James Y. B. Upton^, b. Sept. 7, 1841; m. April 28, 
1875, Lilla M., daughter of David and Abigail (Huntley) Austin, 
b. Canada, Oct. 10, 1854 ; an engineer ; residence, Wcstiicld ; 1 c. 
2027. Grace L. Uptou^ b. April 19, 1878. 

2028. Frank Elisha L^iton^, b. March 11, 1849; m. Aug. 26, 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 127 

18r>8, Rebecca Jane, daughter of ^Mitchell and Caroline Boyce Holt, 
1), Delaware, 1851; was a real estate agent at Council Grove, 
Kansas, where lie d. Sept. 3, ISS-i ; she resides Council Grove ; 
7 c. 

20.39. Harris James Upton^ b. Jan. 20. 1870. 

':mO. George Upton'', b. Nov. 29. 1871. 

L'ii;;i. Mary Ann Upton", li. April 4, 1874. 

20:32. William Francis Upton^ b. Jan. 28, 1876. 

2033. Adoli>lius Upton', b. July 18. 1878 ; d. Nov. 14, 1879. 

2it;M. Nellie Jane Upton'', b. Oct. 28, 18S0. 

2035. Robert Upton-', b. April 1. 1883. 



2036. 4. Betsey W. Keitiu, b. June 14, 1S25; d. Jan. 21, 
1840. 

2037. 5. Henry Keith', b. March 7, 1827: d. Dec. 1, 1877. 

2038. G. Andrew Jackson Keith", b. March 8, 1830; resi- 
dence, Troj, Yt. 

2030. 7. (Daughter) Keith*, b. ; d. Alarch 3, 1831. 

2040. 8. George L. Keith', b. Dec. 1, 1832 ; d. Jan. 1, 1874. 

2041. 9. Maria J. Keith', b. Oct. 25, 1832; d. Sept. 4, 1867. 

2042. 10. Adoniram J. Keith', b. Xov. 27, 1838; residence, 
Tioy, Yt. ^ 



2043. Lydia-^ (348), Ebenezer*, Ebenezer^ Thomas', 
Jolin\ b. Bridg-ewater, 1749; m. Sept. 27, 1770, Dea. 
Daniel, son of Samuel and Rachel (Dwight) Deane of 
Norton, b. June 12, 1745; d. Feb., 1805; residence, 
Norton, Mass., where she d. Jan. 13, 1815 ; 2 c. I. Noah" ; 
J I. Rachel'^ 

2044. I. Noah Deane'', b. Aug. 4, 1771; m. Oct. 3, 
i 797, Hannah, daughter of Dea. Timothy Briggs of Norton, 
h. June 23, 1773 ; d. April 15, 18G6 ; residence, Fairhaven, 
Mass., where he d. Jan. 28, 1824; 6 c. 



2045. 1. Timothy Briggs Deane', b. Sept. 12, 1798; d. Xew 
Orleans, Jan. 25, 183S ; unmarried. 

2046. 2. Rachel Forbes Deane-, b. June 11, 1800; d. March 
3, 1S03. 



128 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

204-7. H. Daniel AVhitman Deane*, b. Dec. 26, 1802 ; d. Xew 
Orleans, ^Tareh 19, 1847; uimKUTied. 

2018. 4. Hannah Bhiggs Deane', b. Oct. 29, 1806 ; m. Aug. 
2, 1882, Capt. Flavius, son of John Delano, b. Fairhaven, Mass., 
Jan., 1800; d. rionohdu, SaTidwieh Islands, 1836; she d. Aug. 11, 
1861; 1 c. 

2019. Dr. Marcus Flavius Delano", b. 'May 8, 1833; ni. 
Sept. 18, 1858, Jessie llosnier, daughter of James Madison and 
Mary Ann (Wlieeler) Farwcll, b. Bolton, ]Mass., Oct. 26, 1841 ; d. 
July 16, 1871;; received a connnon school education and afterward 
taught school for seven yeai-s ; graduated fi'oni Jelfersou Medical 
College, Philadelpliia, March, 1857; served as assistant surgeon in 
tlie navy during tlie war; is now settled in the practice of his pro- 
fession at Sandwich, Mass. ; 2 c. 

2050. Adelia Miqnette DeIauo^ b. May 15, 1859 ; m. Sept. 18, 1883, Fred W. 
Shaw ; residence, Columbus, Neb. ; 3 c. 

2051. Jessie D. Sliawi'\ b. Sept., 18S4. 
2051a. Charles W. Shau-'o, b. May, 1886. 

2052. Annie Boyce Delano ', b. Dec. IS, 1862 ; unmarried ; residence, 51 Wal- 
cott St., Pawtueket, R. I. 

2053. 5. ILvciiEL Tylee Deane^ b. Sept. 30, 1808 ; m. July 
19, 1836, John Ilolliman, son of Dr. A^. A. and Sarah (Walcott) 
Potter of Cumberland, R. I. ; residence, 51 Walcott st., Pawtucket ; 
no issue; she d. without issue June 26, 1886. 

2054. 6. George Robins Deanp:' b. June 8, 1813 ; m. July 12, 
1837, Deborah Toby, daughter of John and Mary (Savory) P)0urne 
of E. Wareham. Mass., b. April 4, 1812 ; residence, Fairhaven ; 5 c, 

2055. XoAH Deane^ b. ; d, April 19, 1839, 

• 2050, Daniel Whitman Deane"^, b. Jan. 13, 1841; m. Nov. 
29, 1870, Annie D., daughter of Pev. Daniel L. B. and Rebecca 
(AYilkinson) Goodwin, b. Jan. 17, 1841; residence, Fairhaven; no 
issue, 

2057. William Henry Deane', b. Jan. 11, 1843 ; d. Aug. 28, 
1847. 

2058. Rachel Helen Deane^ b. Sept. 2, 1845 ; d. Aug. 20, 
1846. 

2059. Helen Caroline DEANE^ b. May 20, 1847; ni. Dec, 
25, 1879, Levi F. Kent; she d. July 3, 1882; 1 c. 

2059a. Mary WJiitman Kent", b. March 9 ; d, Sept. 3, 1882. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 129 



2060. II. Rachel Deane^ b. Nov. 24, 1773; m. 1. Oct. 
20, 1791, Tliomas Fobes of Pawtucket ; m. 2. Major Eben- 
czer Tyler of Pawtucket; she d. ]\[arch, 1834; no issue. 



2061. Capt. Simeon> (350), Thomas^ Nichokas^ Tliomas~, 
John^, b. E. Bridgewater, 172-*^; m. 1. 1750, Martha, 
daii<2-hter of Isaac Snow; she d. Amq;. 30, 1781; m. 2. 
1783, Sarah Vinal of Scituate, widow of Seth Bja-am, b. 
1747; d. Jan. 28, 1831 ; is believed to have lived in that 
part of tlie town adjoining Pembroke ; he served in the 
Pievolutionary war, and marched to Rhode Island, Dec. 8, 
1776, under command of Lieut. John Whitman"'; lie d. Oct. 
30, 1811, aged 83; his son, Capt. Isaac*', was appointed 
administrator Xov. 4, 1811 ; 7 c., all by 1st m. I. Isaac*^; 
II. Simeon'^ III. Thomas''; IV. Joseph''; Y. Martha'^; 
VI. Silvia'' ; VIL Huldah". 

2062. I. Capt. Isaac-, b. E. Bridgewater, June, 1750; 
m. June, 1785, Bathslieba, daughter of Jonathan Allen, b. 
1759; d. April 26, 1829; a farmer; residence, E. Ih'idge- 
water; his liouse stood near the residence of Nicholas 
Byram mentioned as the only house not destroyed by the 
Indians in Pliillip's war ; he served in the Revolutionary 
war, and was said to have held Captain's commission under 
Gov. Hancock, but tliis was probably in the militia, as the 
State files do not mention it; he d. March 20, 1828, aged 
77 ; 5 c, all b. E. Bridgewater. 



2063. 1. Sophia^ b. March 7, 17S6; m. Feb. 1S09, Melville, son 
of Dr. Josiah and Susanna (Orr) Otis, b. 1788 ; d. Dec. 80, 1S52 ; 
residence, E. Bridgewater, where she d. Dec. 2, 1326 ; 1 c. 

•2064. Gushing Otis^ b. Oct. 3, 1809; m. Huldah T., daughter 
of James and Phebe Vaughan, b. Carver; d. E. Bridgewater, May 
23, 1861 ; he d. E. Bridgewater, March 20, 1SC9 ; several children 
d. in infancy ; 2 livcl to maturity. 

-'i'5r>. J(jsia]i Oti'5^ b. Warehani, July 11, 1S33 : m. Aug. IS, 1S59, Myra Anna, 
Jauyhter of Aaron and Myra (Holmes) Millet, b. W. Bridgewater, 
9 



180 . T)IE DESCENDAXTS OF 

1838 ; a shoemalcer ; residence, E. Bridge «-ater, M-liere he d. Jan. 15, 
1861 ; she m. 2. June 7, 1873, Albert AVilson, son of Jonathan and 
Lusina ) 

Hannah f (Gnffitlis) Gibbs ; residence, Campello, Brockton : 1 c. still- 
born. 

2066. Elizabeth Keith Otis-', b. March 12. 1S37 ; m. Rufus Emerson, son of 
Lorenzo and Wehha Packard, b. No. Brid.iyewater ; slie d. Jan. 4, 1871 ; 
he rn, 2. April IT. Is72, ^^lary Williams, daughter of Vinal and Damaris 
W. Lyons ; an insurance agent ; residence. Brockton ; 3 c. 

2067. Lenora Annette Packard^", d. in infancy. 

2008. Clarence Melville Packard^", b. Aug. 31, 1857 ; d. April 27. 18S0. 
20G9. Cora Waitstill I'ackard^", b. Feb. 3, 1865 ; d. Nov. 25, 1S68. 



2070. 2. Mehitable', b. Feb. 14, 17SS ; m. Xov. 4, ISIO; Capt. 
Levi, son of Levi and Huldah (Keitli) Keitli ; residence, E. Bridge- 
water, wliere she d. Dec. 13, 1S45 ; 2 c. 

2071. Elizabeth M. Keitii^; b. May 23, 1S13 ; d. April 21, 
1847 ; nnmarried. 

2072. Horatio Keith^ b. Xov. 25, 1S21 ; d. March 5, 1846 ; 
unmarried. 



2073. 3. Allex', b. May 13, 1792 ; m. Xov. 30, 1819, Mary 
Brown ; was for many years a sliipping merchant of tlie firm of 
Allen ct Whitman, Long Wharf, Boston; became involved in 1829 
and withdrew from active business ; was for some years employed 
at the State House, and had charge of one of the revisions of the 
Statutes ; lie d. May 31, 1838 ; his widow was appointed adminis- 
tratrix Sept. 24, 1S3S : she d. 1851 ; c. 

2074. John Munkoe^ b. 1819: d. 1824. 

2075. Ann^ b. July 31, 1822 ; m. Feb. 17, 1840, William Barlow, 
sou' of William and Susan (Palfrey) Lee, b. Bordeaux, France, Jan. 
28, 1805 ; a clerk in the War Department ; residence, Washington, 
D. C. ; 3 c, b. Boston. 

2076. Dr. William Lee', b. March 12, 1841 : m. April 9, 18S5, Mary Augusta, 
daughter of William and Augusta (Brull) Gadsby, of Washington ; 
graduated at College of Physicians and Surgeons. N. Y. City, 1863 ; is 
Professor of Physiology in the Medical Department of the Columbian 
University. Washington ; residence, 2111 Penn. ave. 

2077. Thomas Lee'', b. 31arch 5, 1813 ; d. Nov. 18. 1844. 

2078. Mary Elizabeth Lee'', b. Dec. 12, 1844 ; m. July 2, 1874, Cliarles Addison, 
son of Charles xVddison and Emma (Bagg) Mann, b. May 29. 1835 ; grad- 
uated at Yale College, 1850 ; a lawyer ; residence. Uiica : 3 c. 

2079. Charles Addison Mann, Jr.^", 1). May 4. 1875. 

2080. Marian Mann'", b. March 29, 1879 : d. Aug. 14, 1881. 

2081. Mary Lee Mann''', b. Aug. 22. 1882. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 131 

2052. Franklin', b. Sept. ; d. Dec. 20, 1S2-1. 

2053. Franks b. Feb. 1S2G ; m. July 5, 1S5S, Mary E. Tyrcll ; 
was for many years a meral^er of the Boston Mnsenrn Company ; he 
became insane some two years before his deatli, and after under- 
i^^oing treatment recovered his mind, but was left in a very feeble 
])iiysicai condition ; lie d. Dec. 10, 1862 ; the Boston papers speak- 
ing of his deatli said : " Mr. Whitman made his debut at the Old 
Museum in ISH in ' Fortunio,' and his professional life was entirely 
passed in this city ; his professional excellence we need not here 
comment upon ; he was of a generous heart and disposition, amiable 
and courteous in manner, and a sincere lover of his art ; he will be 
sincerely mourned by associates and fi-iends." 

" Frank Whitman, the talented actor, the genial companion, the 
warm hearted friend, the upriglit man, has made his final exit from 
this worthless stage, and gone where the trouliled mind and body 
shall be at rest ; he leaves many friends and not an enemy behind ; 
peace to his ashes ;" his widow resides at AVenham, Mass. ; 1 c. 
2084. Frank Allen^, b. June 2, 1S60 ; unmarried ; at home. 

2085. Sophia Otis^ b. March 4, 1828; m. Xov. 2, 1845, Maj. 
Daniel Tompkins, son of Henry Lloyd, b. Aug. 5, 182'i; d. Oct. 1, 
1865; a manufacturer, residence, X. Y. City; she resides 199G 
Lexington ave., 2^. Y. City ; -i c. 

2086. Alice Leo Lloyd-, b. July, 18i7 ; m. July 20. 1870, Justice H., sou of 
William and Elsie Bowman, b. May 1, 1849 ; a grain merchant ; resi- 
dence, Toledo, Ohio : 2 c, 

2087. Fannie Leland Bowman^'-', b. Jan. 14, 1875. 

2088. Charles Reynolds Bowman^", b. Aug. 23, 1876. 

2089. Fanny Whitman Lloyd^ b. March 24. 1849 ; m. Dec. 13, 1876, Theodore 
Asliley, son of Rufus Chase and Sarah Pomeroy (Ashley) Griggs, b. 
Chicopee Falls. Mass., April 11, 1846 ; a merchant ; residence, 1996 Lex- 
ington ave., N. Y. City ; 1 c. 

2090. Nellie Ashley Griggs'^ b. Nov. 29, 1879. 

2091. Henry Allen Lloyd-', b. Oct, 2.j, 1851 ; d. unmarried, March 9, 1887. 

2092. Ellen Hyde Lloyd", b. Sept. 21, 1853 : m. Jan. 20, 1876, Daniel Delevan, 
son of George W. B. and Eliza M. Tompkins, b. New York, Jan. 17, 
1854 ; a merchant : residence, N. Y. City ; she d. Jan. 16, 1878 ; 1 c. 

2093. Alice Lee Tompkins'^ b. Jan. 18, 1877. 

2094. Charles Allen^ b. 1834; d. 1855; unmarried. 



2095. 4. BATHsnEBA", b. E. Bridge water, March 6, 1797; m. 
^'ov. 30, 1829, Ford", son of Thomas" and Lydia (Sherman) Whit- 
man, b. xVug. 28, 1782; d. Dec. 14, 1847; she resides with her 
brother, Isaac SnoM'", at Bangor, aged 90 ; 1 c, see line. 



133 ■ THE DESCENDANTS OF 

209G. 5. Isaac Snow^ b. E. Ilridgewater Jan. 20, 1805; m. 
Dec. 15, 1S31, Mrs. Sopliia A. Foster; in 1818 lie entered the store 
of his brother Allen in Boston, remaining with him till 1825, when 
he removed to Cangor, Me., which city he has since made his home ; 
was at one time in business with his cousin Furd' ; has been 
Clerk of the Courts, and Commissioner in Bankruptcy ; May 8, 
18-13, engaged in the iron business, and is now member of the cor- 
poration of the Bangor ]Macliine and Foundry Co. : has been a mem- 
ber of the City Council and taken an active part in public matters ; is 
a member of the Swedenborgian Church ; residence, Bangor, aged 
82 ; 2 c, b. Bangur. 

2097. Isaac ALLEN^ b. July 29, 1S38 ; m. June 20, 1867, 
Cecilia Augusta Robinson of Brooklyn, X. Y. ; is in business at 35, 
E. 17tli St., X. Y. City; residence, Brooklyn; 4 c. 

2098. Lc3lie-\ b. May 2, l'^6S. 

2099. Allen Earle-', b. March 23, 1872. 

2100. Bessie^ b. Nov. 24, ISTS. 

2103. Alden Robinson-', b. June 19, 1S79. 

2103. Sophia^ b. June 19, 1841 ; m. Oct. 8, 1867, George L. 
Rogers of Gardiner, Me. ; she resided for some years at that place; 
d. of consumption at her father's home, Aug. 13, 1880 ; 3 c, one 
of whom d. in infancy. 

2104. Ethel Rogers', b. 1S70 ; d. Aug. 13, ISSl. 

2104a. George (Rogers) Whitman-', b. Aug. 16, 1874; adopted by his grand- 
father. 

Note. — Mrs. Sophia A. Foster liad one son at the time of lier 
marriage to Isaac Snow Whitman ; he has since taken the name of 
Whitman ; is a superior machiiii^t; residence, Bangor ; William S. 
(Foster) Whitman, has been twice m. 



2105. XL Simeon'^, b. E. Bridgewater, 1753; served 
in the Revolutionary war iijjon tlie alarm at Squantuin, 
1776 ; d. unmarried at Roxbuiy, 1S30, aged 77. 

2106. III. TiioMA.s'', b. E. Bridgewater, June 6, 1755; 
in. Nov. 23, 1781, Lydia, daughter of Anthou}- and Silence 
(Ford) Sherman, b. Jan. 31, 1756; d. Oct. 14, 1828; 
March 5, 1794, removed to Tamwortli, N. II., and at 
once became a leading citizen of tlie town, holding contin- 
uously various olHces of trust; he d. Feb. 15, 1810; his 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 13^ 



son Ford was appointed administrator March 29, 1810; 
7 c, all but 3 youngest b. E. Bridgewater. 



2107. 1. Ford", b. Aug. 2S, 17S2; m. 1. Jan. 10, 1S09, Azuba, 
daughter of David Huward, b. Bridgewater, Fel). 1-4, 17S6 ; d. Aug. 
20, lS27; m. 2. Xov. 30, 1S29, Batlisheba^ daughter of Capt. 
Isaac^ and Bathslieba (Allen) Wliitman, b. March 6, 1707 ; he re- 
moved to Tannvorth with his fatlier, residing there till 1S03, and 
afterwards from 1S12-1S26; like his fatlicr was a leading man, 
held the office of Selectman and Town Clerk, and E-epresentative to 
the Legislature; from 1S03-1S11 resided at Wiscasset entraged 
in ship-building with William ^'icholls ; March 3, 1S26, re- 
moved to Bangor, Me., and continued a resident of that town till he 
d. Dec. 14, 184:7; held various offices at Bangor, and one time 
was Citj Treasurer ; was engaged in iron manufacturing with his 
cousin, Isaac Snow' ; the follovv'ing was taken from a Bangor paper: 

" By the recent death of Ford Whitman, Esq., this community 
has sustained the loss of one of our most respectable, worthy and 
highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Whitman came to this city more than 
twenty years since, having resided before that time in Tamworth, 
N, H. ; he was many 3-ears a member of the Legislature of New 
Hampshire, and secured the confidence and respect of all by his integ- 
rit}', consistency and faithful discharge of all his public and private 
duties. Mr. Whitman was a worthy member of the family of that 
name, which has numbered and still numbers in its circle so many 
men of talents, moral worth and high character for firmness and 
consistency; he was a man who thought for himself and having 
formed his opinions from reflection and observation he was firm 
and steadfast in maintaining them without bitterness or demmcia- 
tion ; he was a good specimen of the 2)ure blood of iSTew England, 
as it came down to us through the honored families of the Old 
Colony ; in all the relations of life, in his family and in the world, 
he was unostentatious, consistent and faithful, and he has gone down 
to his grave in the maturity of his years, mourned by those who 
knew him best, and leaving to liis bereaved family and his many 
friends the, example of a life well spent in the discharge of life's 
duties; Q c, all b. Tamworth, except youngest. 

210s. OcTAViA Snows, b. Feb. 15, ISll ; d. Bangor, Xov. 5, 
1S28. 

2100. Newton Mitchell^ b. June 8, 1813; d. Bangor, July 
14, 1854; unmarried; the following appeared in a Bangor paper: 



134 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

" At a meeting of ex-members of Armory Fire Engine Co. iSTo. 4, 
Bangor, lield for the jjurpose of attending tlie funeral of our Brother, 
Mr. Xewton M. Whitman, it was unanimously 

Besolved, That in the death of our Brother Newton M. Whitman 
we have suffered the loss of a friend in whom we could confide and 
a man we could trust and love. In our own sorrow we would tender 
onr sympathy to the mother, sisters and other relatives in their 
greater grief, and woidd kindly remiTid them that the departure of 
friends from earth is but tlie progress of those friends to a spir- 
itual birth : that what we call death is only a step to a higher life, 
and though natural all'cctions are pained thereby all spiritual affec- 
iou3 should find cause for joy since Jehovah in his providence 
' doeth all things well.' 

Htsolvcd, That we bear our strong testimony to the zeal, fidelity 
and sldll with which onr departed brother performed all his duties 
as a member of our company, to his diligent patriotism and public 
spirit as a citizen, and to his moral worth as a man. His memory 
to ns is precious and with his name are associated many honorable 
deeds and a life of uniform consistency and uprightness. 

Unsolved, That a copy of these resolutions be signed by the Com- 
mittee and entered upon records of Old Armory Engine Co. Xo 4. 
Per order, 

Wii. S. Mitchell. Arte.aias N. Emery, 
Wm. II. Perry. J. 0. Mitchell. 

Ansel Leighton. 

Bangor, July 17, 1854." 

2110. Orra Williams^ b. Nov. 27, 1S15; d. April 10, 1S56 
nnmarried, 

2111. Abigail Alden^, b. Sept. 13, IS18 ; m. Bangor, Oct. 
1837, Samuel Augustus Hyde ; a merchant in Bangor, became in- 
sane and d. Oct. 16, 1845, aged 20 ; she d. Xov. 8, 1838 ; 1 c. 

2112. Edmund Augustus Hyde'', b. Oct. 26, 1838; m. 1. Bangor. Aug. 13, 
16G0, Susan ilai'riet", daughter of Ephraim W. and Lucy (Latham") 
Edmunds, b. Boston, April 1, 1841 ; d. Dorchester, Jan. 14, 18G7 ; m. 2. 
Lawrence, Mass., Dec. 30, 1868, Matilda Frances*, daughter of George 
and Abigail H. (Latham") Littletield, b. Boston, Dec. 30, 1843 : in 1857 
came to Boston and was a clerk in the employ of Holden. Cutter & 
Co. until 18Gfj, wlien he became a partner, the firm name being changed 
to Austin, Cutter & Co., changed in 1867 to Cutter, Hyde & Co., and at 
present known as E. A. Hyde & Co. ; 4 c. 

2113. Harry Whitman Hyde^^, b. Sept. 6. 1861 : m. Sept. 7, 1882, Mrs. Mary 
(Nutter) Newliall. widow of Walter Newhall, and daughter of Frank 
and Eliza Nutter ; engaged in business with his father. 

2114. Water Hyde'", b. Oct. 25, 1865 ; d. May 9, 1875. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 135 

2115. Hattie 'Slay Hrde'". b. Reading, June 24, 1880. 

2116. Laura Whitman Hyde'", b. Reading, Dec. 30, IS^l. 

2117. Emelixe', h. July 14, 1S23; m. Poland, Me., Dec. 24, 
1S43, Willard Woodbnry, son of David and Sally (True) Harris ; 
from 1S-10-1S.55 was engaged in lumbering, at Guilford, Me. ; he 
then went to Portland and was a member of the firm of Harris, 
At wood S: Co. till 1874, when he retired from business, and is now 
engaged in farming ; residence, Cumberland, Me. ; was High Sheriff 
of Piscataqua Co., 1856-57 ; President of Portland and Waldo S. S. 
Co. ; President Maine Board of Agriculture, 1380-Sl : is director in 
Dexter and Xewport R. P. Co. ; 5 c, all b. Guilford, except Xewton 
M., who was b. Foxcroft. 

2118. Frerlorick Ford Harris\ b. Oct. 27. 1845; in. July 22, 1874, Harriet 
Whitney Fox. b. 1S4S ; was bookkeeper for his father, and afterwards 
for Deering, Milton & Co. ; is a Knight Templar: residence, Oak st., 
Deering, Me. ; 2 c. 

2119. Orra Wliitman Harris^", b. Cumberland, May 25, 1875. 

2120. Ford Whitman Harris^'', b. Deering, Aug. 8, 1877. 

2121. Abby Hyde Harris-', b. April 9. 1847 ; m. May 27, 1870, John Sherod 
Harris, b. Oct. 16. 1847 ; has been for many years a bookkeeper in 
Portland ; at present in Montreal ; his family reside Deering ; 4 c. .| 

2122. Caroline Cromwell Harris'", b. Portland, June 18, 1873. Ji* 

2123. Euieline Georgie Harris^", b. Deering, July 9, 1877. ,; :;"| 

2124. Catharine Sherod Harris'", b. Deering, July 11, 1879. "^ -''^ 

2125. Ethel Willard Han-is"\ b. Deezing, Oct. 27, 1881. 

2126. Laura Harris'-', b. March 29, 1849; m. Portland, Sept., 1875, Charles, 
son of Charles and Eliza (Dela) Harlow, b. LouisTille, Ky. ; a civil 
engineer ; residence, San Diego. Cal. ; 1 c. 

2127. Cliarles Harlow. Jr.'", b. Reading, Mass., Jan. 22, 1878. 

2128. Willard Prime Harris^, b. April 9, 1854; unmarried: a bookkeeper at 
at San Diego. 

2129. Newton Mitcliell Harris', b. March 29, 185G ; m. Portland, June 16, 
1880, Lizzie Chantillon, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Knight) Huston, 
b. April 26, 1863 : he commenced printing on an amateur press, and as 
business increased added to his stock ; in 1864 formed a partnership 
witli Charles E. Williams in the business of mercantile printing at 
430 Fore St., Portland ; residence, Deering ; 2 c. 

2130. Phillip Howard"', b. March 11, 18S1. 

2131. Abby Whitman Harris'", b. Aug. 28, 1882. 

2132. (A sou) Whitman', b. May 15 ; d. May 24, 1831. 

2133. 2. Martha', b. E. Bridgewater, Sept. 25, 1784; m. Tam- 
worth, :\ray 10, 18oS, Mark Blaisdell, b. Brentford, N. II., 1783 ; d. 
Belfast, Feb. 11, 1832 : a ship-builder, had a yard at Searsport, Me. ; 
she d. Searsport, April 1, ISGO ; aged 70 ; 1 c. 

2134. George Blaisdell-, b. ; d. 1S24. 



136 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2135. 3. Joanna", h. Xov. 23, 17SG ; d. Aug. 13, 1791. 

2136. 4. Thomas', b. E. BridgeAvater, June 10, 1T9<:'; m. Xov. 
2, ISIS, Susana WInslow, daughter of Anthony W. and Bethiah 
(Orr) Clift, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 23, 1703; he returned from Tarn- 
M-orth to liis native town prior to his nuirriage, and d. there of 
meafles, .March 11, 1S32 ; his %vidow is still living; she ni. 2. Dec. 
13, 1839, Joseph Clunnberlain :2 c. 

2137. Alice\ b. July 20, 1815 ; unmarried ; residence, Elmwood. 
213S. Simeon^ b. Feb. 18, 1825 ; d. July 13, 1836. 



2130. 5. Simeon', b. Tamwortli Xov. 3, 1706 ; m. Jan. 13, 1820, 
Hannah Sarah Gilman : lie d. Aug. 14:, 182-1 ; was a very promis- 
ing young man, and had he lived would have taken the lead in 
town matters ; was an excellent penman, and at the time of his 
death lield the office of Town Clerk, a ])lace for which lie was espe- 
cially fitted ; his death was lamented by the entire community ; no 
issue; she m. 2. Moses Whitcomb of Hopkintou, X. PL, formerly 
of Tamworth. 

2140. 6. Martin', b. Sept. 3, 1798; d. Jan. 24, ISOl. 

2141. 7. Lydia', b. Aug. 21. 1802; in. Dec. 1825, Samuel G., 

son of Joab and (Hackett) Eastman, b. Sept. 1803: d. Feb. 

10, 1881 : a machinist, employed particularly in setting steam 
engines ; he moved to Bangor in 1828 ; she d. there 1829 ; he was 
afterwards twice married ; 2 c. 

2142. Eastman^ b. Oct. 28, 1828 ; d. young. 

2143. AzuBA AYhitman Eastman^ b. Bangor, Sept. 15, 1829 ; 
m. Sept. 1, 1856, Thaddeus Bragg, son of Benjamiu Bragg and 
Clarissa (Carr) Ilawley. l>. Cherryfield, Me., Sept. 9, 1832 ; a mer- 
chant ; residence, Portland ; 2 c. 

2141. Benjamin Bragg Hawley% ^ d. Sept., 1861. 

[ b. April, 1S61 ; 
2145. Albert Augustus Ha^vley^ ) at present in California. 



214G. IV. Joseph", b. E. Bridge\yater, ,1757; di. 1780, 
jMaiy, daughter of Thomas Phillips, b. 1758; he served 
during the Pevolutionary war, part of the time as tifer; 
residence, E. Bridgewater, where he d. 1807; his son 
Martin and Avidow were appointed administrators Dec. 7, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 137 

1807 ; Feb 1, 1808, the widow was appointed guardian of 
the minor children ; 6 c. 



2147. 1. Sxow", b. 17S1 ; d. in infancy. 

2 US. 2. IIa-rtin', b. E. Bridgewatcr, 1785. m. 1S15, Susanna, 
danglitor of Jolm and Bethia (Oti.s) Hudson, b. Bridgewator, June 
22, 17SS; d. Oct. 4, 187S, aged 90; his death was caused by injuries 
resulting from a fall ; a carpenter ; he served in the war of 1812, 
and his widow was about receivinc: a pension when she died ; he d. 
Nov. 26, 1S2S; 4 c. 

21-19. Maky^, b. Dec. IS, 181-5 ; m. Dec. 8, 1839, Joseph Barstow 
son of Joseph and Mehitable (Barstow) Howland. b. April 1, 1S16 ; 
d. March 12, ISSl ; was for many years a moulder in a iron foundry 
in W. Bridgewater, but during the last years of his life, was en- 
gaged in farming ; residence, Hanson, and was for twelve years a 
Selectman of the town ; she resides So. Hanson ; o c. 

2150. Susanna AVhitman Howland'', b. March 10 ; d. April 1, 1813. 

2151. Cornelia Otis Howland^ b. Feb. 7, 1845 ; m. Apiil 14, 1881, Vemon 
Clapp Beals, b. May 6, 1834 ; a carpenter ; residence, Hanson ; no issue. 

2151a. Joseph Wilson Howland-', b. Feb. 25, 1849 ; d. March ':j9, 1862. 

2152. Marietta Fobes Uowland», b. April 2G, 185G : d. June 21. 1877. 

2153. Frederick Wilson Howland'', b. May 2, 1862 : a blacksmith in W. 
Pembroke ; residence, So. Hanson ; unmarried. 

2154. Hannah Hudson^ b. Feb. 13, ISiS; d. Sept. 4, 1S72' 
of consumption ; unmarried. 

2154a. Sus-A^^NA*, b. E. Bridgewater, April 20, 1S20 ; d. of con- 
sumption April 21, 1S41 ; unmarried. 

^ 2155. Calvin Snow^ b. April 5, 1823 ; m. Feb. 15, 1S65 ; 
Eb'za Brown, ^ndow of Joseph Dudden, and daughter of Charles and 
Sarah (Chamberlaine) Brown, b. 1825 ; a shoemaker l)y trade, but 
has engaged in various occupations ; residence, E. Bridgewater : no 
issue. 



2156. 3. Snow-, b. 1789: d. ISIO. 

2157. 4. Joseph", b. 1794; d. unmarried, about 1835: aged 40. 

2158. 5. Calvin', b. Aug. 20, 1798 ; m. Nov. IS, 1S32, Almira 
Ann, daugliter of Samuel and ^[argaret Hall, b. April 25, 1814 ; 
wlien about 21, he started for Charleston, S. C, but the vessel was 
^^Tccked and he was taken to Cuba ; lie then went to ]\Io])ile and re- 
mained in the South some seven years ; when he returned North and 



138 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

lived near Calais, Me. ; lie also resided for some time at St. Stephens, 
N. B., and later at Baring, and Xorway, Me. ; a carpenter by trade, 
and lias been eni2:aged in Inmbering ; now resides with his son John 
n. at Lewiston, Me. ; aged S9 ; his wife is also living ; 6 c. 

2159. David Pineo', b. St. Stephens, X. B., Aug. 29, 1S33 ; m. 
Boston, July 5, ISGO, Anna, daughter of John and Anna (Smith) 
McFhail, b. 1842 ; has been engaged in lumbering ; resided at one 
time in Baring, Me. ; served in the late war, enlisting from Uamp- 
den, Me. ; present residence, Kansas City ; 1 c. 
21G0. Ina-', b. Baring, Me., 1867. 

2161. Mary Ann^ b. April 12, d. April 27, 1835. 

.2162. John Hall', b. June 14, 1840; m. June 25, 1S70, Anna 
Simmouds of Calais, Me. ; served in Co. A, 29th Maine Vols. ; 
was engaged in lumberhig in Pennsylvania some eleven years ; is 
now employed in the Mills at Lewiston, Me. ; 2 c. 

2163. Frank HalP, b. Jan. 2.3. 1872. 

2164. Edgar C.% b. Oct. 9, 1873. 

2165. Stillman IIarrison^ b. May S, 1842 ; m. Germania, Pa., 
Louisa King ; served in Co. C, 6th ]\Iaine Vols. ; is engaged in lum- 
bering and farming ; residence, Steubenville, Pa. ; 4 c. 

2166. Estella^ b. 1869. 

2167. Ida^ b. 1872. 

2168. Ella^ b. 1877. 

2169. NeUie^, b. 1879. 

21Y0. I^ANCY S. Hall^ b. Baring, Sept. 4, 1847 ; m. Aug. 17, 
1873, Samuel TillotsonS, ^on of WiUiam and Silvia (Whitman^) 
Bourne, b. May, 1831 ; 2 c, see line. 

2171. Ella Marla.^ b. Sept. 1, 1851 ; m. Ljmn, April 10, 1878, 
Joseph Everett, son of Joseph Darling and Princess B. (Eaudall) 
Geary, b. Jan. 19, 1852; his 2d wife; residence, Hanson; a 
butcher ; no issue. 



2172. 6. Silvia', b. Dec. 6, ISOO; m. June 24, 1823, William 
Bourne, b. Halifax, Mass., April 12, 1799: d. Hanson, Dec. 25, 
1877, aged 78 ; a farmer and lumber merchant ; she d. of consump- 
tion, Sept. 19, 1881, aged 80 ; 7 c. 

2173. William Henry BouRNE^ b. May 1, 1824; ra. Nov. 
28, 1844., Jane Thomas Stetson, b. Madrid, :Me., Oct. 31, 1821 ; was 
for five years, before his death, a grocer at Hanson ; he d. Oct. 22, 
1852 : she resides Hanson ; 4 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 139 

3174. Ella Jane Bourne", b. Jan. 25. 1846; m. July 2, 1808, Thomas, son of 
Cyrus aud Evelina Drew, b. Falmouth, 1845 ; has two grocery stores in 
Hanover ; residence, Hanson ; 2 c. 

2175. Jane F. Drew^^ b. Feb. 11, 1871. 

2176. Thomas Walter Drewi", b. Feb., 1S74. 

2177. Alice Bourne*, b. Aug. 6, 1848 ; ui. March 25, 1868, Lysander F., son of 
Sylvanus W. and Rebecca C. Bates, b. Hanover. Mass., 1843; a shoe- 
maker ; residence, "\V. Hanover ; she d. Nov. 29. 18'r^4 : 4 c. 

2178. Ella Drew Bates'", b. Nov. 4, ISOS. 

2179. Ernest Felton Bates'", b. Aug. 14, 1872. 

2180. George Merritt Bates"', b. July 16, 1877. 

2181. Bertha Williams Bates'", b. Aug. 28, 1880. 

3182. Emma Frances Bourne-\ b. Feb. 19, 1851 ; m. May 23, 1871. Silas, sou 
of Thomas O. and Mary (Sylvester) Bates, b. 1850 ; d. Dec. 12, 1879 ; 
was employed in the nail and tack factory in Hanover ; 3 c. 

2183. Edith F.^Bales'", b. May 23, 1872. 

2184. Edgar Watson Bates-", b. Nov. 22, 1874 ; d. April 21. 1885. 

2185. Emma G. Botes'", b. July 14, 1878 ; d. 1879. 

2186. William Henry Bourne ', b. April 12, 1853, after the death of his father ; 
residence, Hanson ; unmarried : a lumber merchant. 

2187. Clara Waterman Bourne^ b. March 2, 1S27; ra. Xov. 
9, 1845, Elbridge E., son of Christopber and Mary (Rowland) Bates, 
b. Riclimond, Ya., 1821; d. Xov. 2, 1807; a shoemaker; she 
resides Iveene, !X. H. ; 2 c. 

2188. Clara Wilson Bates», b. 1847 : m. Dec. 13, 1864. Wendell PhiUips, son 
of Cyrus and Betsey White, b. 184G : is employed in the tack factory at 
Hanson ; 3 c. 

2189. Minnie White"', b. Jan. 24, 1865 ; still-born. 

2190. Elbridge Wendell White^", b. April. 1866. 

2191. Percy Franklin White'^, b. 1874. 

2192. Ellen Frances Bates-', b. July 26, 1852 ; m. Rockland. July 28, 1877. 
Flavel, son of Edwin and Sarah (Gibson) Beal, b. 1851 ; a merchant ; 
1 c. 

2193. Ernest C. Beal'", b. about 1880. 

2194. Martin Whitman Bourne-, b. E. Bridgewater, Xov. 
1829 ; m. 1. Dec. 29, 1849, Ahnira, daughter of John and Celia 
White, b. Kingston, Mass., about 1833; he was divorced, and m. 2. 
Marsh field, ]\[ay 17, 1SG5, Mrs. Mary F. Lincoln, daughter of IXa- 
thaniul and Abigail Delano ; a farmer ; residence, Elanson : 6 c. 

2195. (A daughter) Bourne-', b. ; d. Jan.. 1851. 

2196. (A daughter) Bourne-', b. ; d. Oct. 9. 1851. 

2197. Bourne-', b. March 24 ; d. March 25. 1853. 

2198. Flora W. Bourne', b. May 8, 1S54 : m. Aug. 13. 1871. Charles, son of 
Benjamin W. and Deborah C. Barker, b. about 1847: a carpenter: 
residence, Hanson ; 1 c. 

2199. Gracie Barker'", b. Feb. 10, ls73. 

2200. Cora M. Bourne'*, b. Sept. 7, 1856. 

2201. Mamie Bourne', b. ; d. March 10, 1867. 



140 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2202. Sami'el Tilstox Bourne', b. May, 1S31 : m. 1. Jan. 2. 
1853, Emcliue II., daugliter of Jolm and Betsey Willett, b. about 
1827; d. April 13, 1S55, of consianption ; ni. 2. Dec. 12, ISO], Mrs. 
Betsey D. Eeed, daughter of Sapten and Cbloe Keith, 1). about 
1832; the is divorced and lives in Boston; m. 3. Aui,^ IT, 1S73. 
Nancy II. », daughter of Calving and Almira A. (Hall) Whitman, 
b. Baring, Sept. 4, 1S17 : a shoemaker; residence, Hanson; G c. 

2203. Edward TiLston Bourne-, b. June 2, lSo4 : m. May 2."). 1873, Josephine 
A., daugliter of Lewis Thomas and ^Mary Esther (Dudley) Howlaud. b. 
Worcester, Mass., 1S"j4 ; a shoemaker : residence. Hanson : 3 c. 

2204. Arthur Tilston Bourne"', b. .Sept. 23. 1873. 

2205. hmelinc Holbrook Bourne"', b. Nov. 3, 187G. 

2206. Edward Lewis Bourne"', b. Dec. 1. 18SL 

2207. Andrew Sprague Bourne'', b. Oct. 30, 1863 ; a book agent iu Boston : 
unmarried. 

2208. Samuel A. Bourne", } 

2209. Annie M. Bourne^ f ^- ^^P^- ^^' ^^'^' • 

2210. Ella Maud Bourne', b. Nov. 2. 1876. 

2211. Bertha E^tella Bourne-', b. March 24. 1879. 

2212. Calvin Francis Bourne', b. Dec. 1S34: m. April 6' 
1850, Mary Jane, daughter of Turner and Harriet Bo^vker. b. April, 
1840 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Hanson, where he d. Xov. 24, 1S6S ; 
she resides Hanson ; 3 c. 

2213. Hattie Frances Bourne-, b. Jan. 2 : d. Jan. 13. 18.57. 

2214. Ellsworth Turner Bourne-', b. July 11, 1861. 
2214a. Hattie Jane Bourne', b. May 12, 1866. 

2215. Mary Jane Bourne', b. April G, 183S ; d. May 1, 1858. 

221G. Silvia Ann Bourne"^, b. March 28, 1840 ; m. July 23, 
18G4, Dr. John Bryant, son of Jeremiah and Phebe (TImrston) 
Fisher, b. Xantucket, Feb. 10, 1841 ; he entered ui)on a collegiate 
course, but withdrew before graduation, and studied medicine, 
receiving his degree: i)racticed till 1872 in Boston, when he retired 
and has since occupied himself with studying and reading ; residence, 
Brockton ; 1 c. 

2217. Thurston Fisher', b. Dec. 2. 1860. 



2218. V. Martha", b. 17G0; m. 1783, Thomas Phillips ; 
2 c. 

2219. 1. TuoMAS Phillips". 

2220. 2. Joan Phillips", 1). Jh-idgewater, Feb. 17, 1792; m. 
1811, John Corthell, b. Hina'ham. Oct. ^ 1785; d. Whitman, Oct. 



JOHN" WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 141 

1853 ; a carpenter; she d. Whitiuaii, April 25, 1S83, aged 91 ; 8 c, 
all b. Abingioii. 

1i>-li. Mary Eipley CoRTHELL^ b. May 16, 1812; d. March 
11, 1811. 

2223. JOHX CORTHELL^ b. Juno 29, 1811 ; m. Boston, Jai]. .5, 
1837, Mary Greav, dangliter of Mtiscs and Sabra M. Merrill, b. 
Boston, April 5, 1S16; d. Everett, Jnly 31, 1S81; was for some 
years a mainifactnrcr of billiard tables at Boston ; is now a farmer ; 
residence, Everett ; 6 c, all excej^t 2 eldest b. Bostun. 

2224. Josepliine Amelia CortJiell-', b. Wliitmau, Dec. 7. 1S37 ; m. Bostou, 
Dec. 7, ISoS, "William Elliot, son of ^Villiam Elliot and Rebecca (^Munroe) 
AYoodward. b. Hebron, Me., Aug. 32, 182.5 ; an architect, havinK an 
office at S2 Water st.. Boston ; residence, Everett ; 2 c., both unmarried. 

222-5. Grace Estelle Woodward^", b. Oct. 8, 1861. 

2220. ^Villiam Ernest ^Yoodward'", b. March 8, 1863. 

2227. Washingron Irving Corthell', b. Whitman, March 21, 18o9 ; m. Dux- 
bury, Elizabeth S. Sampson ; lie served in the 6th and 22d Mass. 
Vols. ; is now insane, the results of exposure during the war ; his wife 
resides 9 Parkman st., Harrison square, Boston ; 3 c. 

2228. Walter Bertram CorthelP, b. Dec. 3, 1840 : m. Boston, iMarch 22, 1870, 
Jane, daughter of Darby and Jane Condon, b. St. John, N. B., Sept. 
17, 1847: d. May 31. 1885; March, 1857, he went west; enlisted, 18G1, 
in 13th 111. Vols. ; returned to Boston, 1864 ; has since been clerk in a 
restaurant :3 c. 

2220. Mattie Jane CortlielP'\ b. Dec. 25. 1871. 

2230. Alice May Corthell""'. b. April 27, 1873. 

2231. Joseph Bertram Corthell^", b. Jan. 20, 1878. 

2232. Mary Frances Corthell', b. Oct. 23, 1843 ; m. Boston, Jan. 8, 1860, 
Robert Stevens, son of Clark and Tryphena Nodine, b. N. Y. City, July 
1, 1835 ; a clerk in Boston Post-office ; residence, 225 Sliawmut ave. ; 1 c. 

3233. George Robert Nodine"\ b. May 15, 18C2. 

223-i. William Edward CorthelP, b. March 1, 1845 ; m. Dec. 24, 1878, Rebecca 
Angeletta Campbell ; a clerk ; residence, Boston ; no issue. 

2235. Henrietta Augusta Corthell-', b. June 19, 1848 ; m. Boston, :\Iay 20, 1868, 
Andrew Linsley, son of Thomas and Tryphena (Francis) Freeman, b. 
Orleans, Mass., Aug. 18, 1846; a clerk with AVeeks, Potter & Co.; 
residence, E. Boston : 7 c. 

2236. Albert Linsley Freeman^", b. Jan. 3 ; d. June 11, 1889. 

2237. Etta Frances Freeman-^ b. July 4, 1872 ; d. May 15, 1873. 

2238. Ella Gertrude Freeman"', b. Troy, N. Y^, Feb. 23, 1874. 

2239. Arba Hyde Freeman"', b. March 23, 1877. 

2240. Carlyle Potter Freeman"', b. Feb. 20, 1870. 

2211. Lulu Frances Freeman"'. \ d. Aug. 25, 1883. 

[ b. April 23, 1882. 
2242. Grace Freeman"', ) 

2213. Mary Bipley Corthell", b. Dee. 19, ISlt); m. C)ct. 
10, 1831, Ileiuy Ilubarr, son of Henry and ]\[ary (Kobart) Brigham, 



142 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

b. Abingtoii, Jan. 22, 1S13; d. June 16, 1S70: a slioeinaker; resi- 
dence, Whitman; she d. Jul}' 14, 1S47; he m. 2. April 12, 1854, 
Drusilla B. Keen ; 2 c. 

2241. Andrew Corllu-ll Brigham-', b. May 5, 18:^7 : in. Hanson, Oct. 23, 1S")7, 
Helena Sophia, daughter of INTartin Lnther and Maria Parris (Bearse) 
Peterson, b. Nov. 13, 1810 ; a tack manufacturer; residence, Whitman ; 
4 c. 

2245. Albert Harry Brighami'\ b. Feb. 25, ISGO : m. Feb. 2o, 1882, Hannah 
Jane Stearns : a tack manufacturer; residence. "Whitman ; no issue. 

2246. Marj- Hobart Brigham''\ b. Jan. 4, 1873. 

2247. Herbert Andrew Brigham'", b. Nov. 8, 1870. 

2248. Stella Brigham"^. b. June 16. 1881 ; d. July 14, 1884. 

2249. Joseph Henry Hobart Brigham^, b. June 22, 1844 ; m. Eliza Ann Good ; 
d. without issue, Jan. 17, 18GG. 

2249a. Joan Whitman Cokthell-, b. June 21, 1S19; m. 
Abington, Isaac P. Ford ; he d. California, about 1850 ; she d. 
Abington, March 5, 1S53 ; 3 c. 

2249b. John Quincy Ford'-, b. : m. Sarah Grant. 

2249c. Isaac Newton Ford", b. ; m. Emma AVhiteomb ; Whitman records 

give birth of 1 c. 
2249d. Arthur Ward Ford''\ b. Feb. 10, 1878. 
2249e. Joanna Ford", b. July 3, 1850 : unmarried ; residence. Whitman. 

2250. Maetha Snow CorthetjA b. Xov. 23, 1825 ; ni. Whit- 
man, Kov. T, 1847, ]S^ahum, son of Xoah and Silence Daily Fulber- 
ton, b. Feb. 17, 1821 ; residence. Whitman; no issue. 

2251. Lucy Ann Corthell^ b. Feb. 3, 1828; m. 



Randall, son of Zelotus and Annie (Eicknell) P)eal, b. ; she 

d. Xov. 15, 18S2; he resides Whitman; has since married; 6 c. 

2251a. Emma Beal' b. ; d. 

2251b, Adelaide Beal', b. ; d. 

2251c. Anna Beal', b. ; d. 

2251d. Mary Etta Beal'', b. ; m. Dec. 20. 1S76, Edmund Perkins. Jr., of 

Plynipton. 

2252. Sarah Ella Beal', b. : m. ]March 3, 1883, Herbert Hallett Crowell 
of Rockland. 

2253. George E. Beal'', b. ; m. Jan. 4, 1884, Fanny Shepard Eaton of 
Rockland. 

2254. Augustus Lawrence Corthell\ b. Sept. 26, 1831 : m. 
June 10, 1852, Jane, daughter t)f Silvanus and Lvdia (Dcarce) Ever- 
son, b. Hanson, April 2, 1832; they resided at Abington; he d. 
City Hospital, Boston, Aug. 5, 1880; she resides with her son at 
Whitman :2 c. 

2255. Flora Augusta Corthell', b. Aug. 8. 1853 : d. Jan. 27, 1862. 

2256. Warren Cortliell'. b, June 5, 1856 ; unmarried; residence, Whitman. 



JOHN WniTilAN OF WEYMOUTH. 143 

2257. VL Silvia", b. 11Gb ; d. Dec. G, 1808 ; unmarried. 

2258. VII. IIuLDAii'^ b. April 11, 17G9 ; m. Sept., 1787, 
Turner Phillips, b. Dec. 24, 1704; d. Dec. 15, 1824; she 
d. Sept. 19, 1849, aged 80; 4 c. 



2259. 1. Lexthall Ells Phillips", b. Sept. IT, ITS? ; m. Jjos- 
ton, Oct. 23, ISOS, Abip^ail Sloan (the records say he m. Abigail 
Sloan — the family, Abigail Gould) ; a ship carpenter, and worked 
for niany years in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and also in Florida at 
theKavy Yard in tliat State: he d. July 21, 1S13; 4 c, all b. 
Charlestown. 

2260. Abigail PHILLIPS^ 

2261. Electa Phillips'. 

2262. Susan Phillips^ m. Dec. 25, 1S2T, Jacob "Waitt of 
Charlestown. 

22G3. Lenthall Phillips"', m. Xov. 26, 1S3T, Caroline Elliott ; 
1 c. 
2264. Charles Anderson Phillips^, b. Aug. 21, 1838. 



2265. 2. Joseph Phillips", b. :ilarch 21, 1790 ; m. 1. July IT, 
1817, Sarah Freelove*^, danghter of Jepthah^ and Betty (Tinkham) 
Whitman, of Windsor, b Dec. 23, 1T97 ; d. Feb. 9, 1S24 ; m. 2. 
April 12, 1826, Silnd Bates of Windsor, b. July 23, 1TS9 ; went to 
Windsor at the age of 21 ; a carpenter and farmer ; he d. March 3, 
18T2, aged 81 ; 4 c, 2 by each m. 

2266. Joseph Watson Phillips', b. xVug. 28, 1819 ; m. Jnne 
24, 1869, Elizabeth A. Newton, of Curtisville, a farmer ; residence, 
Curtisville, Mass. ; no issue. 

226T. Lucretia LIammon Phillips'*, b. Yeh. 9 ; d. Sept., 1821 ; 

2268. John L Thomas Piiillips\ b. March 16, 1S2T; gradu- 
ated Williams College, 1847; was Professor of Greek 1S5T-1868 ; 
Librarian from 18T7-1879 ; resided nine years at Balston, where 
he was a Presbyterian elder; he then returned to Williams College, 
and became Librarian; he d, April 4, 1879. 

2269. Lucy Cornelia Phillips', b. Sept. 9, 1828: m. Ang. 
28, 1851, Isaac Newton Lincoln ; was for some years Professor of 
Latin and French at Williams Collcgv^ ; he d. Sept. 5, 1862, aged 
37 ; she resides at A\"illiamstown ; no issue. 



Ii4 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2270. 3. Electa Phillips', b. Fel>. 9, 1793 ; m. Abington, Nov. 
25, 1S32, .Tared lieoa, 1). Sept. 7, 17S5 ; d. Xov. 9, 1S55 ; his 2d, 
wife; (liis first wife, was Meliitable Gardner, wlioni he m. Feb. 27? 
1810; slie d. Sept. 14. 1S21, aged 42; hy tljis m. he had 8 c., 
Samuel, Timotliy and Meliitable); she d. Feb. 7, 1S7*>, aged S3; 
no issue. 

2271. 4. lluLDAii Phillips", b. March 31, 1S02 ; ni. Wliitnian, 
Xov. 20, lS2o, Algernon Sidnuy, son of Uriah and Annie (Pobin- 
son) Brett, b. E. Pridgewater, March 13, 1802 ; d. Sept. 10, 1849 ; 
a carpenter; residence, E. Bridgewater; shed. Aug. 14, 1884; aged 
84 ; 6 c. 

2272. (A daughter) Brett^ b. ; d. Sept. 7, 182i). 

2273. Angelina Augusta Bkett^ b. Sept. 1, 1830 ; d. July 29, 
1835. 

2274. Huldaii Ann BKETT^ b. May 19, 1^34; m. Dec. 19, 
Eeuben Bates, h. April, 1829 ; a fanner ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 
no issue. 

2275. ApvVILLa Phillips Brett'^, b. June 12, 1839 : m. Oct. 
10, 1861, "Williau], son of Lysander and Mary (Soule) Pipley ; a 
shoemaker ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 2 c. 

2276. Frederick Bradford Ripley^ b. May 13 ; d. Sept. 20, 1802. 

2277. Cora Josephene Ripley-*, b. Feb. 3, 1864. 

2278. Algernon Sydney BRErrVb. Xov. 28, 1841; m. Aug. 
28, 1868, Margaret Mary Davi-; a moulder; residence, E. Bridge- 
water ; 3 c. 

2279. Frank Sydney Brett-', b. Dec. 3, 1868. 

2280. Mary Emma Brett-', b. March 33, 1871. 
2381. Iluldah Ann Brett", b. June 29, 1375. 

2282. William Brett\ b. Dec. 2, 1843; m. Jan. 13, 1865, 
Xaucy ]\I., daughter of Edward and Mary Ilassctt, b. 1846 ; resi- 
dence, E. Bridgewater; he d. June 28, 1883 ; 4 c. 

2283. Ada Augusta Brett^ b. June 29. 1SG7. 

2284. William Henry Brett'-', b. April 4, 1869. 
228o. Alton Edward Brett', b. June 2^, 1872. 
2286. Herbert Bradford Brett^ b. Oct. 28, 1873. 



22.S7. Peter- (351), Thomas', Nichohas^ Thomas^ John\ 
b. E. Bridgewater, May 4, 17o0; m. 1. 1752, Susannah, 
daughter of Josepli Kuith, b. 1731; d. Xov. 18, 1773; 
m. 2. 1775, Sarah, Wriglit of ^larshliehl, b. Nov. 2, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 145 

1746; (I. .Tan. 28, 1831; lie served in tlie Revolntionary 
war and was in the expedition to Rliode Island, Dec. 8, 
1776, under Lieut. John"' AYhitnian ; he d. Dec. 8, 1801; 
liis M'ill, dated April 4, 171J4, was probated Feb. 1, 1802; 
his wife Sarah was appointed sole executrix; 11 c. I. 
Susanna"; II. Molly'^ III. .Molly*'; lY. Jemima^ V. 
Molly"; VI. Susanna''; VII. Dolly"; VIII. Nancy"; IX. 
Sarah" ; X. Asa" ; XI. Christiana". 

2288. I. Sl-sannah", b. 1753; d. young. 

22S9. 11. Molly", b. 1754; d. young. 

2290. III. Molly", b. 1 756 ; d. young. 

2291. IV. Jemlma", b. 1758; m. late in life a Smith of 
Duxbury, but had no chiidreiL 

2292. V. Molly", b. 1759; d. young. 

2293. VI. Susanna", b. 1761; ra. 1782, Ezra, son of 
Gapt. David Kingman, b, 1756; d. Jan. 24, 1831, aged 
74; she d. May 5, 1797 ; 7 c. 



2294. 1. Susanna Kingman', b. 1784: m. 1802, Daniel How- 
ard, who settled at Xew Gloucester, Me. ; she d. March 14, 180(3, 

2295. 2. Xathax Kingman', b. 1785 ; d. Oct. 18, 1797 ; killed 
by a cart wheel. 

2296. 3. Hannah Kingman", h. Aug. 5, 1787; m. Sept. 18, 
1806, Prof. Simon, son of Moses and Lydia (Parsons) Greenleaf, b. 
Dec. 5, 1783 ; d. Oct. 6, 1853 : was educated at the " Latin School," 
Newburyport, Mass. ; after leaving this school he went to Xew 
Gloucester, Me., and entered the otilce of Judge Whitman^ as a 
student, boarding in his family ; was admitted to the bar 1806, and 
conunenced practice in Standisli, Me. ; in 1818 removed to Port- 
land, Me. ; 1820, was appointed State reporter of the Supreme Court 
of Maine, an oflice he retained till 1837 ; in 1833 was appointed 
Koyall Professor at Harvard Law School ; and in 1348 succeeded 
Judge Story in the Dana Professorship ; he was a voluminous 
writer and many of his law treatises still remain as standard 
authorities; she d. Jan. 13, 1857; 15 c, 11 of whom d. in infancy ; 
those who reached maturity are : 

10 



146 THE desgp:nt)ANTs of 

2297. I\Ev. Patrick Henry Greexleaf'^, b. July 11, 1807; 
m. April, 1829, Margaret Luuo-litoii Johnson, b. .l:ui. 20, 1809 ; d. 
July 3, 1879 ; he d. June 21, 1809 ; 9 e. 

"Obituary. — Entei-ed into rest. On Monday evening, June 21, 
at the age of 02 years, the lie\'. Dr. Patriek Henry Greenleaf, 
liector of Enimanuel Church, Brooklyn, after a laborious and faith- 
ful sei-vice of more than thirty years in the sacred ministry of the 
churcli. 

The deceased was born in the State of Maine, and was a son of 
the late Hon. Simon Greenleaf. After gi-aduating at Bowdoin 
College, Me., he devoted himself for a few years to the study of 
law, but his attention was soon turned to the work of the ministry. 
He pursued his theological studies under Bislioj) Doane, and was 
ordained Deacon by Bishop Griswold. During that period of his 
long and useful ministry which ])receded his labors in Brooklyn, he 
was connected v.ith the Dioceses of Massachusetts and Penns3'lvania 
in the east, and Indiana and Ohio in the west. For several vears he 
was Rector of St. John's, Charlestown, Mass., also of St. Paul's, 
Cincinnati, previous to his removal to Brooklyn. In 1862 he be- 
came the Pector of Ennnanuel Church in the last named city, a 
Parish which has prospered greatl}- under his spiritual charge. His 
distinguishing traits were a steadfast devotion to duty as a parish 
priest : a forwai-dness in encouraging and sustainijig works of mercy 
and charity in the Master's name ; singular im])ressiveness in pul])it 
ministrations, possessing talent in this respect, as we believe, above 
the average of his contemporaries in the ministry ; and yet his ser- 
mons were ever characterized by spirituality of tone and manlv 
earnestness, and eminently profitable to the hearers. He possessed 
also a remarkable aptitude for teaching, his presentations of religious 
truth being distinguished for clearness, conciseness and force of 
illustration. As an instructor of the younger members of the flock 
he had few superiors. 

Suddenly, and under unwonted circumstances, reminding us 
most forcibly of the uncertainty of all human plans, while within 
the walls of that clnu'ch where he publicly ministered, God called 
away his faithful servant, now grown cjld and feeble aftei- years of 
patient toil. 

We sorrow for him, but not as those without hope, for 'blessed 
are the dead who die in the Lord.' ' They rest from their labors, 
and their works do follow them.' 

At a meeting of the Clergy of Brooklyn and vicinity, called by 
the Rt. Revd. the Bisho]) of Long Island (Bishop Littlejohn) and 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 147 

held in tlie vestry room of Emmaimel cliui'ch, on tlie nativity of St. 
Jolm the Baptist's day, June 24, 1869, the following minute and 
resolutions were unanimously ad<jpted : 

It having pleased our Heavenly Father in his inscrutable \\-isdom 
to call away from the scene of his earthly labors, the lie\-. Patrick 
Henry Greenleaf, D.D., Hector of Emmanuel church, and our much 
beloved and respected brother and fellow laborer in the ministry of 
the church of God ; tlierefore, 

liesolved., That while we bow with humble submission to this 
sudden and painful dispensation, we cannot part with one whom we 
have known so long without giving expression to our high apprecia- 
tion of his manly character, of his i-are intellectual gifts and ripe 
culture and consecration with entire devotion to the service of God's 
kingdom ; of his unswerving attachment to the principle^ and usages 
of our communion, and of his genial conversation and friendship, 
which have rendered the intercourse of many years profitable 
and pleasant to remember. 

Resolved, That we bear our united testimony that the church in 
our city, in its various plans and efforts for extension and useful- 
ness, and in its institutions of charity, has been called to part with 
a most valued counsellor and aid ; one whose ready legal knowledge, 
acquired in early life, and whose wise and mature experience wei-e 
united with an interest always marked and outspoken, and with a 
zeal in all good works unabated by the infii-mities of advancin*'- ati-e. 

Besolvcd, That in the loss which the wardens, vestrymen and 
parishioners of Emmanuel Church have suffered in the removal of 
their pastor and associate, wJio was untiring in his devotion to their 
wehfare, and whose earnest prosecution of all the details of parochial 
work, not only in the church and family, but in the schools he 
established and loved to foster for the nurture and care of the lambs 
of the flock, we desire to express our sincere sympathy and condo- 
lence, and to console them witli the rec<jllection of blessed promise 
of rest and reward, which are the inheritance of His faithful ser- 
vants when, worn out in their Master's service on eartli, they are 
translated hence to tlie fold of the chief Shepherd and Bishop of 
our souls. 

liesolved, That v/e t(mder to the bereaved widow and fa/nih- of 
the deceased assurances of our aifcctionate resi)ect and svmpathv, 
with the })rayer that He who has smitten them so sorely may endow 
their souls with meeknc'^s and resignation under the trial, and in 
this dark hour of sorrow may lift up the light of His countenance 
upon them, and give them peace. 



148 TEE DESCENDANTS OF 

BcsolvcJ, That a copy of the foregoiTig- resolutions be transmitted 
to tlie vestry of Ennnamiel Chnix-h, to tlie family of the deceased, 
and tu tlie chuix-h |ia})er> for ]>nblicatiun. 

(Signed) Jacob W. Dillek, Chairman. 

T. Stkafeoiid Dro'W'xe. Secretary. 

At a meeting of the vestry of Emmannel Cliurch, South ]>rooklvn, 
held on Tuesday evening, the 29th day of June, ISO',), the following- 
minute and resolutions wej-e unanimously ado])ted : 

Whereas, it has j^leased Almighty God in His Alhrise Provi- 
dence to remove from us our belo\'ed Picctor, the lievd. Patrick 
Henry Greeidcaf, D.D., to whose well directed efforts and untiring 
energy, UTider God, we owe that measure of prosperity which has 
fallen to our lot during the seven years of his ministry among us ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That while we bow in ]nim!)le submission to this alfiic- 
tivG dispensation of our Heavenly Father, we cannot lielp feelinc^ 
that this Parish has met with a loss that is well nigli irreparable. 
As our Eector and the Ambassador of Christ, he delivered his mes- 
sages of love and mercy so as to speak to our hearts and influence 
our lives; while as our spiritual father and our friend his social, 
genial characteristics can never be forgotten l:)y any who have ever 
been M'ithin the sphere of their influence. 

His whole pastoral life among us has been marked with such self- 
sacrificing zeal and aifectionate interest and earnestness of purpose 
to ensure our welfare, as to demand from each one of his parishioners 
the ti-ibute of a grateful and enduring memory. Called away in a 
moment from the midst of his dearly loved labors, he leaves us in 
his death, as he always presented to us in his life, an example 
of Christian resignation to the Divine will, and a solemn warning 
to be ready wlien the Master calls us home. 

Besolccd, That we tender to ]\rrs. Greenleaf and the other mem- 
bers of his family our respectful sympathy in this time of their 
bereavement. "\Ye would ask for them that same sustaining i)Ower, 
in the hour of trial, which he so largely enjoyed. And -^rhen this 
dark shadow has passed aM'ay, we Wi.mld remind them of his virtues 
and the evidences of his usefulness and influence which will lono- 
remain behind in the Parish of Enunanuel. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be recorded at length in the 
minutes of the '\'^estry and that a duly certified copy, signed by the 
clerk, be forwarded to ]Mrs. (jreenleaf. 

(Signed) R. P. Lee, Clerk:' 



JOUN WHITMAN OP' WEYMOUTH. 149 

2008. llcnry Loring GreeIlleaf^ b. April 35. 1«30 ; in. Nov. 2i. 18.")4, Harriet 
Gregor}', b. Montreal, Dec. 13, 1832 ; was for manj^ years a niercliant 
in New Orleans. La. : he d. July 23, 1S60 ; she m. 2. Nelson W. Perry 
of :\Iobile, Ala. ; 3 c. 
2399. Walter Gregory Greenleaf". b. Feb., IS""); ; is chief clerk in U. S. 
Quartermaster's OiFice, Chicago, 111. ; unmarried ; address. 129 Dear- 
born ave. 

2300. Rev. Arthur Perry Greenleaf", b. April 16, 1S")8 ; m. July lo. 1^!S4, 
Harriet Louise, daughter of Isaac Newton and Emily (Dunbar) Greg- 
ory, b. March 9, 18G1 : was Professor at Piacine College, from Avhich 
institution lie received the degree of A.M. ; is now settled at River- 
side, 111. ; 1 c. 

2301. Helen Greenleaf^', b. Jime 3, 1885. 

2302. Margaret Laughton Greenleaf ^ b. May 13, 1859 ; m. Aug. 31, 1880. 
Harrison Hancock Bowes ; a lawyer ; residence, Oakland, Neb. : 3 c. 

2304. Kate Greenleaf Bowes", b. July 9 ; d. Oct. U, 1881. 

2305. AVilliam Rudolph Bowes", b. Oct. 22. 1882. 
3306. Ruth Laughton Bowes", b. Jan. 1, 1884. 

2307. Henrietta Tracy Greenleaf-', b. April 25, 1831, m. Nov. 25, 1851, Rev. 
Charles AVhitlield Homer, b. Jan. 22, 1828 ; is settled in BrookhTi, 
N. Y. ; residence, 73 St. James place ; 5 c. 

2308. Charles Patrick IIomeri'\ b. Sept. 17. 1852 ; d. July 18, 1853. 

2309. Plenry Greenleaf Homer'", b. May 27, 1854 ; unmarried. 

2310. Adeline Homer'", b. Oct. 10, 1855 ; unmarried. 

2311. Frances Prentiss Homer'", b. Oct. 23, 185G ; m. Jan. 29, 1880, William 
DeForrest Curtiss, b. Aug. 26, 1853 ; 1 c. 

2312. Frances DeForrest Curtiss", b. Nov. 26. 1880. 

2213. Margaret Greenleaf Homer'", b. June 26, 1S62 : unmarried. 

2314. James Edward Greenleaf, b. Aug. 2, 1832 : m. Nov. 7, 1853, Mary Eliza- 
beth Willard, b. July 10, 1831 ; residence. C^harlcstown, Mass. ; 3 c. 

2315. Robert Willard Greenleaf". b. Jan. 24, 1855; graduated at Harvard 
College, 1877 ; assistant in Botany at Harvard College, 1877-18S1 ; 
received the degrees A.M. and M.D. from Harvard in 1885 ; was 
House Ofhcer and Assistant to the Superintendent at the Boston City 
Hospital ; also House officer at the Boston Lying-in Hospital, 1884- 
1886 : is now Assistant in Histology and Embryology at the Harvard 
Medical School, and is a practicing physician ; unmarried ; address, 
241 Boylston st., Copley sq., Boston. 

2316. Ellen Willard Greenleaf", b. Dec. 22, 1857. 

2317. Mary Willard Greenleaf", b. July 29, 1861. 

2318. Charlotte Kingman Greenleaf, b. Dec. 10, 1833 : d. Oct. 7, 1834. 

2319. George Herbert Greenleaf, b. Nov. 25, 1834 ; m. May 6, 1869, Elizabeth 
B. Chew, b. June 18, 1846 ; was for many years a clerk in Calcutta, 
India ; in 1861 he entered the office of the U. S. Quartermaster at Phil- 
adelphia, remaining there till his death, which occurred Jan. 20, 1879 ; 
no issue. 

2320. Dr. Charles Ravenscroff', b. Jan. 2, 1838 ; m. Sept. 10, 1863. Georgianna 
Henrie Franck de la Roche, b. Nov. 12, 1839 ; in 1861 was appointed 
surgeon U. S. Army, a post he still retains ; address, Surgeon-Generars 
office, Washington, D. C. ; 4 c. 

2321. Charles de la Roche Greenleaf", b. July 30, 1863. 

2322. Edith Greenleaf", b. Oct. 23, 1867. 

2323. Patrick Henry Greenleaf", b. Sept. 15, 1870. 



150 T]{E DESCENDANTS OF 

23-24. Gcor-rr- Raven^croft Greenleaf". b. Jan. 28, 1873. 

2325. Cliarlotte GreenleaP, b. May 1. 183'J ; in. June G. 180'). Henry Martyii 
Congdon, b. May 10. 1834 ; a cliurch architect ; residence, N. Y, City ; 
office. 111 Broadway ; 5 c. 

2326. Ernest Arnold Congdon'", b. Aug. 9. 1866. 

2327. Elizabeth Nancy Congdon'", b. Oct. 28 : d. Nov. 19. 1808. 
2:528. Mary Loui.se Congdon'", b. Dec. 4. 1871 ; d. July 12, 1872. 

2329. Harold Greenleaf Congdon'", b. Feb. 21 ; d. July 2o, 1875. 

2330. Herbert Wheaton Congdon'". b. May 9, 1876. 

2331. Margaret Laughlon Greenleaf'. b. April 8, 1841 ; d. Feb. 20, 1847. 

2382. CiTAKLOTTE KiXGiiAX Greexleaf"", b. Dec. 25, 1809; m. 
July 15, 1S;30, liov. Sanuiel. son of Samuel and Ruth (Pond) Fuller, 
b. April 25, 1802; re.-idence, Middlctown, Conn.; 9 c. 

2333. Samuel Fuller', b. ; d. March 19, 1831. 

2334. Hannah Fuller', b. ; d. Feb. 10, ly32. 
2334a. Samuel Fuller', b. Dec. 15, 1832 : d. Feb. 6, 1837. 

2335. Cliarlotte Greenleaf Fuller', b. Dec. 2, 1834 ; m. June 8, 1863, Albert 
Patton ; he d. July 24, 1865 ; no issue. 

2336. Harriet Elizabeth Fuller', b. Oct. 13, 1830 ; d. April 25, 1863. 

2337. Simon Greenleaf Fuller', b. Sept. 11. 1838; m. May 23. 1861. Celeste 
Parmalee Bostwick ; graduated at Harvard College, 1858, at Berkeley 
Divinity School, Middletown, Ct., 1861 ; was rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Syracuse, N. Y.. where he d. Nov. 21, 1872 ; 3 c. 

2338. Henry Riley Fuller'", b. June 16, 1862. 

2339. William Bostwick Fuller''^, b. Jan. 30, 1864. 

2310. Caroline Mary Fuller'"', b. April 20, 1871 ; d. Sept. 21, 1879. 

2341. Caroline Augusta Fuller^ b. June 19. 1845 ; m. Oct. 23, 1873, William 
James Mauriac : residence, Chicago ; 2 c. 

2342. PhilJippe Octave 3Iauriac'\ b. Nov. 10, 1880. 
2314. Henry DeWolf Mauriac'", b. Sept. 27, 1882. 

2345. Dr. James Robert Fuller', b. March 19, 1848; m. Oct. 16, 1872, Jose- 
phine Brown Lester ; graduated at Believue Medical College, 1875 ; 
is engaged in the practice of his profession in N. Y. City ; 1 c. 

2346. Samuel Lester Fuller'", b. June 12, 1875. 

2347. Rev. Samuel Ricliard Fuller'-', b. Jan. 5, 1850 : m. June 27, 1872, Leoro 
Campbell Brainerd ; graduated at Berkeley Divinity School, 1872 ; is 
now Rector of St. John's Church, Buffalo, N. Y. ; 2 c. 

2348. Samuel Richard Fuller, Jr.'", b. Feb. 19, 1878. 

2349. Robert Fuller'", b. March 17, 1879. 

2350. James GitEENLEAF\ b Juno 15, 1811; m. Oct. 22, 1839, 
Mary, daughter of Stephen Longfellow ; graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1834, and at the outbreak of the civil war was located as a 
merchant at Xew Oi-leans, La. ; he soon after removed to Cam- 
bridge, Mass., where he d. Aug. 22, 18*i5; his widow resides at 
Cambridge ; no issue. 

235J. Caroline AuGU.STA Greenleaf'*, b. Sept. 16,1826; m. 
April 29, I80O, Rev. Andrew Croswell, b. July 9, 1822 ; d. July 
3, 1879 ; she d. Nov. 8, 18TS ; 5 c. 



JOHN" WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTFI. 151 

2353. Prof. James Greenleaf CrosweU-', b. Aug. 29, 18o2 ; graduated at 
Harvard College, 1873 ; is Professor of Greek at Har%-ard College ; 
unmarried. 

2353. Simon Greenleaf Croswell '. b. Aug. 3, 1854 ; graduated at Harvard 
College, ISTo : Harvard Law School, 1878 ; a lawyer ; residence, Bos- 
ton ; office. 39 Court '^t. ; unmarried. 

23o4. Alice Croswell-', b. Aug. U, 1S."".6 ; d. Aug. 12, 18.jS. 

23.>5. Anna Croswell''. b. Nov. 20. 1858 : unmarried. 

2356. Mary Caroline Croswell", b. April 28, 18o2 ; unmarried. 



2357. 4. Ezra Kingman", b. 1TS9; m. 1S12, Frances, daugLter 
of Col. Edward and Mrs. Abigail Beal (Howard) Howard,' b. 1791 ; 
is said to liave hud 10 c. 

2358. 5. Melzar Kingman', b. 1791 ; d. Oct. Id, 1791. 

2359. 6. Charlotte Kingman", b. 1792; m. 1S12, Eev. Ealph 
Sanger; tbe records at Dover, Mass., show c. 

23G0. Ralph SANGER^ b. :\rarc]i 31, 1S18. 

23G1. George Partridge Sanger^ b. Xov. 27, 1819. 

2362. Charlotte Kingman Sanger", b. Aug. 17, 1822. 

2363. John White Sanger"^, b. March 15, 1824. 

2364. Greenleaf Sanger", b. Marcli 9, 1827. 

2365. Irene Freeman Sanger^ b. Aug. 13, 1830. 



2366. 7. Caroline Kingman", b. 1794; d. unmarried, Aug. 23, 
1841. 

2367. VII. DoLLY^ b. Nov. 4, 1770: m. Oct. 24, 1841, 
Dea. Jacob Bearce of Pembroke ; liis 2d Avife ; d. without 
issue. 

2368. VIII. Nancy^ b. May 20, 1778; d. uiimarned, 
June 27, 1843. 

2369. Sakah^ b. Feb. 27, 1779; d. immamed, May 16, 
1864, aged 85. 

2370. X. Asa*', b. Jan. 27, 1780; m. 1. 1804, Deborah, 
daughter of George IIoAvard, b. 1783; d. April 12, 1812; 
m. 2. Dec. 22, 18^5, Julia Cobb of Mansfield; he settled 
at Mansfield and later at "\Val})ole, where lie d. July 12, 
I860, aged 80; 5 c, 3 by 1st m. 



152 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2371. 1. Asa Jr.', b. ISOl; d. Jan. 2, 1S27. 

2372. 2. Deborah IToward", !>. 1S06; m. May 4, 1S28, Joel, 
eon of Dca. Joel and Lucy (Kendall) AVilder, b. July 16, 1797; d. 
July 2, 18S0; Ayas a proniinent citi/en of Lancaj^ter, Mass., \ylicre he 
held many town offices; slic d. Sept. -4, 1875 ; 3 c. 

2373. Geokge Waite Wilder", b. June 12, 1829; d. Noy. 8, 
1842. 

2374. Francis Whitman Wilder', b. June 5, 1833; m. June 
1, 185-4, Mary Frances Emerson of Charlcstown, b. 1833 ; residence, 
Lancaster, Ayhere he d. Aug. 20, 1872; 3 c, 

2375. Frederick Milton Wilder\ b. March 12, 18o5 ; sailed on sliip Iceland 
from Boston to Bombay, Sept. 11, 1875, and neillier ship or crew were 
ever heard from. 

2376. Ida Florence Wilder', b. March 9, 1863 ; ni. June 29, 1884, William S. 
Joy ; residence, Detroit ; 1 c. 

2376a. Frederick Joy'", b. March 12, 1885. 

2377. Susan Frances Wilder', b. Sept. 2, 1866 ; residence, 891 3d ave., Detroit. 

2378. Edward EyERETT A\"ilder^ b. Aug. 19, 1835 ; d. May 
23, 1875 ; unmarried. 



2379. 3. Mary Ann', b. 1809 ; d. young. 

2380. 4. Julia Cobb", b. .Alay 2, 1820; m. Walpole, Jan. 8, 
1815, James, son of William and Sibel (Clapp) Bacon, b. Oct. 6, 
1819 ; d. Feb., 1863 ; was a merchant in ]^, Y. City ; she resides 5 
Walnut St., Boston ; 3 c. 

2381. Julia Etta Bacon^ b. Aug. 16, 1817 ; m. April 23, 1881, 
Ed\yin S., sou of John Iv. and Mary T). (Hartley) ljro\yn; residence, 
9 Everett av., Dorchester; no issue. 

2382. Charles Jenkins Bacon'^, b. Feb. 22, 1855 ; unmarried ; 
business address, 53 Brattle st., Boston. 

2383. Fannie Louise Bacon"^, b. June 6, 1858 ; d, young. 

2381. 5. Henry Cobb^, b. Sept. 9, 1820; m. Xoy. 20, 1850, 
Julia A., daughter of David and Hannah (Whiting) Cargill, b. 
A^rentham, !May 15, 1822; a jeweler; residence, Xo. Attleboro, 
^yhere he d. Aug., 1885; no issue. 



2385. XL Christiana'', b. Dec. IS, 1785; m. 1809, 
George Barton of Bath, Me.; he d. Nov. 24, 1822 ; she d. 
Sept. 18, 1808, aged 83; 5 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN" OF WEYMOUTH. 153 

2386. 1. N[ary M. Barton", b. P>b. 23, 1.^12 ; m. Aug. 5, 1830, 
Thomas Wheeler, b. Poole, Dorsetshire, England, 1805; came to 
United States, May, 1821 ; she d. May 7, 1842; after the death of 
las wife, Mr. Wheeler removed to Oregon, ])iit it is not known 
whether he is living or dead ; 1 c. all b. Bath, Me. 

2387. Ann Maria Wheeler^ b. Aug. 8, 1832 ; m. Dec. 10, 
1852, John W., son of Samuel and Eady (Rr)aoh) Parker, of Bath, 
Me., b. April 3, 1827; she d. March 9, 1883; he resides at Port- 
land, Me. ; a boat-builder, 119 Commercial st. ; 3 c, none married. 

2388. Frank William Parker', b. Sept. 31, 1853; a music teaclier : residence, 
N. Y. City. 

2389. George Henrj- Parker', b. March 22, 1856 ; a chemist, doing business at 
286 Middle St., Portland, Me. 

2390. Charles Edmund Parker', b. Oct. 23. 1S63 : a clerk with his father. 

2391. Mary Augusta Wheeler*, b. July 22. 1831 ; m. 1. Xov. 
1, 1S5G, James Frank, b. 1818; m. 2. ifay 12, 1879, Moses L., son 
of Moses B. and Hannah Waitt, b. Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 10, 
1837; au officer in South Boston House of Correction; residence, 
87 Bartlett St., Charlcstown ; 2 e. 

2392. Harriet A. Frank', b. Aug. 7, 1857 ; d. Dec. 12. 1871. 

2393. Annie L. Frank'', b. Jane 23, 1859 ; m. Jan. 26. 1882, Hcnvy W. Hub- 
bard ; a wholesale dry goods merchant at Boston. 

2395. Harriet Collins Wheeler'', b. Oct. 31, 1838 ; m. 
Brunswick, Me., Nov. 22, 1S66, John W. Plummer of Durham, 
Me. ; was a lund3er dealer ; they resided at Durham for two years, 
then removed to Lisbon Falls, ]\[e., where they remained till he d. 
Dec. 12, 1880; she now resides at Maiden, Mass. ; 1 c. 
2;396. (A daughter) Plumme^^ b. ; d. April 9, 1872. 

2397. Charles Thomas Wheeler", b. Jan. 11, 1810; went 
west some years since ; his address is unknown. 



2398. 2. George W. Barton, Jr.', b. Xov. 17, 1813 ; m. ISIO, 
Margaret A. Johnson, b. xVug. 15, 1822; d. Oct. 21, 1870; resi- 
dence, Bath, Me., where he d. Oct. 30, 18G1 ; 1 c. 

2399. George H. Whitman B>arton', b. Jan. 22, 1815 ; m. Dec. 
25, 1865, Ida Louise, daughter of John II., Sr., and Sarah B. Oliver, 
b. Xov. 23, 1817 ; a successful merchant and })rominent citizen of 
Bath ; no issue. 



2100. 3. Xancy W. Barton", b. July 17, 1815; m. 1839, 
Lyman Hutchens ; she d. ]\[ay 25, 1811. 



164 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2401. 4. .Tames H. Barton'', b. Jan. 20. 1817; m. Sept. 28, 
1837, Mcrinda P., datiglitur of Moses and Haiiiiali (Whartley) ]>ur- 
sicl of Wanicr, X. II., b. June 2o, 1818; a inacliinist ; residence, 
Nortli Ohebusford, Mass. ; Sept. 17, 1861, be enlisted in Co. H, 2»;tb 
Mass Vols., for tliree years ; Jan. 8, 1801, be re-enlisted and d. Jnly 
18, 1801, on board tbe transport " Cbarles Tlionias,*' wbile on bis 
way from iSlew Orleaii- to Fortress Monroe ; was buried at sea ; she 
d. Nov. 3, 1874 ; 9 c. 

2402. Marianne Barton-, b. Lowell, ]\[ass., June 22, 1838; ra. 
June 30, 1803, Cbarles !8., son of Asapb S. and Ilannab (Golburn) 
Spaulding, b. Hollis, N. K., Dec. 23, 1830 ; residence, Ilollis ; 2 c. 

2403. Frank Bowers Spaulding^ b. April 29,, 1870. 

2404. Frederick Kandolph Spaulding'*, b. Oct. 22, 1871. 

2405. George IL Barton®, b. Danvers, Mass., Jan. 18, 1841 ; 
enlisted June 4, 1861, in Co. A, 3d Maine Vols. ; was in tbe first 
battle of Bull Bun, and in all tbe battles of tbe Army of Virginia; 
in the battles of tbe VTilderness he was wounded May 6, 1804, and 
taken prisoner, and d. May 18, 1804, in a southern hospital; un- 
married. 

2406. Charles L. Barton^, b. Gardner, Me., Jan. 2, 1813; m. 
Oct, 13, 1871, Eliza A. Quimby of Dexter, ]\Ie. ; was a clerk, residing 
at Lawrence, Mass, where he d. May 30, 1874; no issue. 

2407. Abrie M. BARTON^b. Dracut, Mass., Feb. 18, 1848; m. 
Jan. 10, 1800, Ford3-ce F. Lawrence of Cobasset ; residence, Marl- 
boro, Mass., where she d. May 31, 1882; he d. May 5, 1883; 5 c, 
all b. Marlboro. 

2408. Harry Foster Lawrence", b. July 9, 1866 : d. Dec. 3, 1880. 

2409. Frederick Augustus Lawrence", b. May 16, 1869 ; d. Aug. 10, 1871. 

2410. Grace Evelina Lawrence'', b. Oct. 5, 1870. 

2411. Eva Estelle Lawrence", b. Feb. 14, 1873. 

2412. Ewin Bertice Lawrence■^ b. May 25, 1880. 

2413. Hannah M. Barton^ b. March 25, 1847; d. April 19, 
1849. 

2414. Frank Barton^ b. June 2, 1850 ; d. May 30, 1872. 

2415. Frederick Barton^, b. Sept. 10, 1852 ; d. March 1, 
1869. 

2416. John Whitman Barton^, b. Xo. Chelmsford, Mass., 
Dec. 7, 1854 ; m. Winchester, March 4, 1882, Alice Mary, daugh- 
ter of lioland J., and Alice M. Porter, b. Long Lsland, Xova 
Scotia, Juno 10, 18*'»2 ; a piano case-maker; residence, Woburn, 
where he d. in the fall of 18S6 ; 1 c. 

2417. Mertie Alice Ba^tou'^ b. Ilullis, Oct. 11, 1882. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTn. 155 

24-18. LuciEX O. Barton', b. Dec. 10, 1S5-1; d. Jan. 12, 1874. 



2419. 5. Sarah A. Uarton", b. Jan. Ct, lyl9; m. Nov. 24, 
1839, Stephen, son of Jacob and Hannah (Kowe) Edmunds, b. 
'Warner, X. H., Dec. 1, ISlo; a fanner; residence, Warner; 4 c. 

2420. Charlottk Ei)MUNI)s\ b. Jan. G, 1841 ; d. A])ril IT, 1842. 

2421. Mary C. Edmunds', b. Dec. 25, 1851; d. June IE 1855. 

2422. Mary M. Edmunds', b. April 13, 185G ; d. Feb. 15, 
18G0. 

2423. Willie Edmunds\ b. Xot. 2G. 1859; d. Mav 10, 1863. 



2424. ]3ex.jamin-^ (352), Thomas\ Nicliolas^', Thomas-, 
Jolm\ b. E. B^idge^^•atcr, 1732; m. 1757, Mary, daughter 
of Charles Latham, h. 1735; d. April, 1837; served as 
sergeant in the Revolution during the year 1776 ; he d. 
probably, Nov., ISU'i, aged 71 ; liis will, dated Oct. 26, 
was probated Nov. 18, 1802; appoints Nahum Mitchell, 
Esq., executor, and divides his estate between his daughter 
Priscilla'' and son Benjamin''; gives %>10 to each of his 
daughters, Olive Johnson and \Molly Hatch; his wife to 
have a life estate in tlie property, wliich was inventoried 
at $1906; 5 c. L Olive''; II.' Molly'' ; III. Priscilla*^; 
IV. Benjamin''; V. Jane''. 

2425. I. Olive", b. 1765; m. 1. 17S4, Daniel, son of 
Nathan Orcutt, b. 1760; m. 2. 1793, Josiah Johnson, Jr.; 
d. 1836; she d. 1828; residence, E. Bridgewater; she is 
said to have ridden on iiorscback with an infant child from 
Township No. 4, N. IE, to E. Bridgewater after tlie death 
of her 1st husband; 3 c. 



2426. 1. Lucy Orcutt^ b Feb. 12, lYSG ; m. Jan. IT, 1806, 
James, son of Tliaddeus and Hannah (lluinjdirey) Bates. 1). Wey- 
mouth Aug. 25, 1784; d. March 18, 18G8; a farmer; residence, 
E. Weymouth ; she d. Nov. 27, 1864, aged 76 ; 3 c. 

2427. Uehvey JEvtes\ h. Feb. 22, 1807; d. unmarried, March 
14, 1831. 



156 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

242S. Lucy Bates\ b. .lune 30, ISIO; in. E. Weymouth, Oct. 
31, 1830, Ivcuben, suii of Kenhcn and Tolly (Nortliy) Gardner, b. 
Scituate, Xov. 8, 1809; d. Weynioutli, May 29, 1870; residence, 
"Weymouth, M-hore she d. A]iril 2. 18G5 ; 2 c. 

2429. Aniunda Melvina Gardner', b. Oct. 29, 1834 ; m. April 26, 1854, Orin, 
son of Peter and Ruth (Jewell) Sherman, b. Marshfield, Feb. 9, 1829; 
learned trade of carpenter but only followed it for a few years ; prior 
to 18G2 was for several years engaged in shoo manufacturing ; since 
that time has been engaged in business and has resided in Boston ; she 
d. without issue, Nov. 19. 187S : lie m. 2. Dec. 24, 1882, Mrs. Helen H. 
Dix, daughter of Alvin and Esther Sawyer, b. Roxbury, Vt. 

S430. Lucy Annette Gardner^ b. Scituate. March 3, 1^40 ; unmarried ; resi- 
dence, Weymouth. 

2431. Isahltm Bate.s^, b. Sept. 16, 1820; d. Oct. 25, 1825. 



2432. 2. Rhoda Johnson^, b. March, 179T ; m. (pub. Oct. 11, 
1817) Cotton, son of Tliaddeus and llnnnah (Humphrey) Bates, b. 
Feb. 1, 1795; d. Jan. 19, 18t!9; a slioeniaker; residence, E. "Wey- 
mouth ; was at one time tax collector of the to^\Tl ; she d. Feb. 
19, 1853; lie m. 2. 1859, Charlotte, daugliter of Joseph and 
Sarab (White) Hawes, b. Weymouth, June 9, 1802 ; 4 c. 

2433. Susan BATES^ b. Nov. 4, 1818; m. Feb. S, 1837, Isaac, 
son of xSathan and Elizabeth (Millet) LaAvrence, b, Salem, July 16, 
1814 ; a bootmaker ; residence, E. Weymouth ; 2 c. 

2434. Susau Adelaide Lawrence', b. Oct. 28, 1838 ; m. Aug. 25, 1859, Leonard 
K., son of Joseph and Sarah (Kimball) Powers, b. Groton, N. H., March 
10, 1832 : d. E. Weymouth, May 24, 1879 ; she resides E. Weymouth ; 
1 c. 

2435. Florence Addie Powers i», b. March 17, 18G5 ; d. Oct. 22, 1883. 

2436. Nathan Johnson Lawrence^ b. May 28, 1816 ; d. of consumption, 
March 18, 1868 ; unmarried. 

2437. Harmony Caky BATES^ b. July 31, 1821 ; m. about 
1841, Rev. Abel, son of Isaac and Esther Gardner, b. Connecticut, 
March, 1816; d. Rehoboth, May 26, 1863; a Methodist minister; 
she was a writer of some note; pidjlished " Rosedale," 1863, " ]Me- 
hitable,'' " Rosamond Layton," 1869, " Harry Lane," '' Rhymes for 
Children," and other works, and was a contributer to various maga- 
zines; d. without issue, Philadelphia, June 26, 1879. 

2438. William Dyer BATES^ b. July 10, 1824 ; m. Oct. 19, 
1844, Elizabeth, daughter of Stci)hen and Elizabeth (Crooker) 
Perkins, b. March 26, 1821 ; he d. Jan. 26, 1857 ; was overseer in 
rolling mill ; residence, E. Bridgewater : 3 c, none married, residing 
E, "Wevniouth. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 157 

3-139. Elizabeth Louisa Bates'', b. Aug. :30, ISlo. 

2440. Victor Bates-', b. June G, 184!). 

2441. Mary Etta Alice Cary Bates^ b. Feb. 17, 1H.")G. 

2442. Edwin NEWiiY Hates', h. Sept. 25, 1832; d. May ]0, 
1850. 



2443. 3. Sidney John.son'', b. Se])t. 13, [m; m. Braintree, 
Deborali, daiiu'hter of Elipliaz and I3eliveraiice (Thayer) Thayer, It. 
Oct. 7, 1798; d. Marcli 5, 1874 ; a carpenter; residence, Braintree, 
where lie d. Jan. 21, 1883, aged 83 ; c. 

2444. Geoege Sidney Johnsdn", b. Oct. 23, 1825; m. 1. May 
22, 1852, Damaris, daughter of An.sel and Sarali (Arnold) Thayer, 
b. Feb. 13, 1831: d. Jan. 17, 185'J ; m. 2. Xov. 22, 18G0, Mrs. 
Harriet Maria, widow of Charles Buchanan, and daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Elizaljoth (Austin) Stevens, b. April 12, 1837 ; a carpen- 
ter ; residence, Watertown ; 2 c, by 2d ni. 

2445. Hattie Bele Jolinson', b. Braintree, Feb. 28. 18G2 : unmarried. 

2446. Elsie Damaris Jolinson-', b. ^Vaterto\vn, March 28, ISGO. 

2447. Abigail Thayer Johnson^, b. AVeymouth. Jan. 20, 
1828; m. Braintree, Ohapin, son of Josiali and Mary Thayer, b. 
March 22, 1819; residence,AV"eyniouth ; 2 c, both unmarried. 

2448. Emma Frances Thayer'\ b. March 30, ISGO. 

2449. Augusta Chapin Thayer'', b. May 31, 1SG2. 

2450. James Eliphaz Joiixson\ h. Dec. 7, 1829; m. Braintree, 
May 23, 1866, Lydia Foster, daughter of Cephas and Amelia Drew 
(Foster) Bumjx'rs, b. Plympton, June 16, 1842 ; at present a grocer ; 
residence, Weymoiitli ; 4 c. 

2451. Burton Foster Johnson'', b. July 5, 18GG. 

2452. Mabol Amelia JoIlnson^ b. Sept. 2G. 1867. 

2453. Janies Louis Johnson\ b. July 3. 1872 ; d. April 13, 1877. 

2454. Augustus Thayer JoJinsou'-', b. Aug. 16, 1878. 

2455. Olivia Leach Johnson'*, b. Aug. 23, 1831; ni. 1. Oct. 
30, 1851, Charles Allen, son of Ludovicusand Hepsiboh (Ilolbrook) 
ilolbrook, b. Randolph, Sept. 21, 1830; d. Braintree, ^May 11, 
1863 ; ni. 2. Hyde Park, Dec. 6, 1870, Abner, son of Reuben and 
Margaret llowland, b. Saratoga, X. Y., Xov. 17, 1805 ; his 2d wife ; 
a blacksmith ; i-esidence, Hyde Park ; 4 c. 

2456. Olivia Maria Holbrook', b. Braintree, Feb. 24, 1852 ; m. Watertown, 
April, 1872, William Rogers; she d. Cliatham, Mass., May 15, 1881, 
■without issue ; he has since m. and resides Dracut. 

2457. Hattie Frances Ilolbrook'', b. Braintree, Jan., 1855; m. Hyde Park, 
Sept. 18, 1874, George ^Vashingtoll, son of George and Eliza Parker, b. 



158 THE DESCENDANTS OP^ 

Eastport. Me., about 1853: a painter; residence, Hyde Park; 5 c, all 
b. Hyde Park. 
24r,S. Gertrude Clark I'arker"', b. Dec. 2H, M^li. 

2459. Alice Sarah Parker"', b. June 17, 1S77. 

2460. Annie Olivia Parker"', b. Feb. 3, 1S79. 

2461. Bianclie Ko-rr.s Parker'", h. July 24. 18^^0. 

2462. Florence Pai ker"', b. Nov. 25, 1S82 ; d. Jan. 25, 1883. 

2463. Alice Sarah Holbrook''. b. Praintree. Sept. 9, 1857 ; m. Hyde Park, Feb. 
20, 1878, Euf^ene, sou of Basil and Margaret C. Stone, b. Burlington, 
Vt., about 1854 ; residence, Hyde Park ; 2 c, b. Hyde Park. 

2464. Grace Stone"', b. June 17. 1879 ; d. March 29, 1882. 

2465. Arthur Howland Stone"', b. Sept. 29, 1883. 

2466. Willard Otis Holbrook-', b. Braintree, Dec. 23, 1859 : in. 1. Plymouth, 
Sept. 5, 18S0. Ida F., dauj^hter of William and Huldah Manter, b. 
Plymouth, ]S5s ; d. Nov. 23, 1880 : m. 2. Nov., 1883, Nellie B. Swift ; a 
farmer ; residence, Plymouth ; no issue. 

2467. HarPvIET Xewell Joiinson\ b. ISIU ; m. Dec, 2, 1852, 
Hiram E., son of Thomas and Elizabeth Abbott, b. Andover, Me., 
1828; shed. Weymouth, Xov. 15, 185-4; a blacksmith ; residence, 
Weymouth ; 1 c. stilll)orn. 

2468. Esther Haywood Johnson^ h. July 26, 1837 ; m. May 
1, 1856, Hiram E. Ab])ott, her In'othci'-in-law ; 1 c. 

2469. Berton Emory Abbott^ b. Marcli 31 ; d. May 31, 1S60. 



2470. IL MoLLV^ b. 176(i; m. 17f)0, Luther, son of 
Isaac Hatch of Hanover, b. 17G1 ; d. April 25, 1851 ; resi- 
dence, E. Bridgewater, where she d. Feb. IG, 1830; 4 c. 



2471. 1. M.ARY Hatch", b. 1791; d. Oct. 10, 1845; unmarried. 

2172. 2. Priscilla IlATCir, b. 1794; d. Aug. 4, 1845; un- 
married. 

2473. 3. LiTiiKR Hatch, .1r.', b. 179<) ; d. Aug. 2, 1819; was 
struck by lightning. 

2474. 4. Isaac Hatch', b. 1798 ; m. a Chandler. 



2475. in. PKISCILLA^ b. 1768; d. 1815 ; imnlamed. 

2476. IV. Benjamin'', b. 1776; ni. 1796, Lucy Leonard 
of ^liddleboro ; she d. about 1 7i.)S in New Jersev or Penn- 
sylvania ; m. 2. Mrs. Roxy Lock\A ood ; he removed to 
Pennsylvania after his 1st m. and resided there a few 
years; Ids 1st Avife d. after the birth of Ruth*; there were 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 159 

TWO older daughters of tliis marriag-e, wlio were adopted 
by some friends in Pennsylvania ; he took his youngest 
child and went to Vermont, it is said, walking a greater 
portion of the way and carrying the baby on his shoulder; 
Judge Whitman says he settled at Pomfret, A^t., but the 
town )-ecords show nothing of the family ; it is said that he 
d. Duxburv, Vt., about 1(S45; -1 c. 



2477. 1. PtUTH', b. Xov. 17, 179S; m. Springtield, Vt, Jan. 29, 
1S22 ; Gibson Gabrieb son of Moses Bates, b. Springtield, June 
10, 1798 ; d. Roxbury, June 29, 18-14 ; she d. Poxbury, May 15, 
1869 ; he came to Boston about 1829, and had a stalJe on Foster 
court witli Amos Webster ; in 1831 he moved to Brookline, and 
kept a hotel called the " Old Puncli Bowl ;'' in 1835 he bought tlie 
Isaac Curtis place at Tory Hill, on wliat was then called Guild road, 
and later "WashingtoTi st., Eoxbury ; here he kept for many years 
a hotel called the '' Highland House ;" this estate is still owned by 
the family ; he was killed by tlie premature explosion of a blasting 
charge ; 7 c. 

2478. Mary Arvilla Bates', b. June 1, 1823; d. Jan. 20, 
1844. 

2479. Samuel Curtis Batks', b. Springtield, Vt., Dec. 22, 
1826; m. Claremont, N. H., 1849, Sarah Ann, daugliter of Jacob 
and Esther (Bates) Diamond, his 1st cousin ; he kept the City Hotel, 
lioxbury ; was a member of the l>ustou Lancers ; he d. of consump- 
tion, Nov. 19, 1850; she d. July, 1851 ; 1 c. 

2480. Samuel Curtis Bates, Jr.', b. Sept. 11, 1850 ; d. Jan. 29, 1851. 

2481. Calvix Whiting Bates*, b. Springtield. April 5, 1829 ; 
d. Feb. 14, 1832. 

2482. Elizabeth Ann BATES^ b. Brookhne, :May 22, 1833 ; m. 
1. Poxbury, ^lay 6, 1852, Joseph Andrew, son of Jacob and Han- 
nah (Kellcy) Pogers, h. Pittstield or Hopkinton, N. H., Oct. 1823; 
d. April 21, 1861 ; an accountant and teacher of penmanship ; m. 2. 
March 17, 1864, Laban, son of Moses and Agar Greeuleaf, b. Bolton, 
1822; a farmer; residence. Stow; they were separated and, she ra. 
3. about 1878, Franklin A. Pollard ; she resides Poxbury ; 4 c. 

2483. Adelaide Ellen Rogers', b. Feb. 8, 1853 ; m. 1870, Robert Frampton ; 2 c. 
248-4. Adelaide Frampton^", b. 1873. 
2485. Floreuce FruDiptun'", b. 1874. 



160 THE DESCE>rDAXTS OF 

2486. Joseph Edward Rogers^, b. July 7.185"> ; unmarried. 

2487. Sauuiel C. Rf.;.'ers-', h. Jan. 23, 1.S5S ; m. Aug. 10, 1881, Jennie "W., 
daughter of John and Jane W. Howe, b. Boston, 1859 : a florist at 9 
Temple pUiee ; 1 c. 

2488. AVilliam Curtis Rogers^^ b. June 19, 1882. 

2489. Frederick A. Rogers'', b. Aug. 21, 18(30 ; d. April 10, 1801. 

2490. Calvin Wiiitixg J]ate.s", b. Huxlmry, Dec. 23, 1836; 
m. Spriiii^lield, Tt., Sov. 10, 185S, Emily Yietona, dauglitcr of 
Hannibal and Ilacliel Iloldeii, b. June 28, 1836 ; d. July 28, ]885 ; 
a member of tbe ]>uston Fire Department, iLaviiig been connected 
witli jSTo. 14 since TS67 ; 4 c. 

2491. Joel Gibson Bates'', b. July 80, 1860: m. Dec. 12, 1883, Adelaide L., 
daughter of William A. G. and Delia FoUansbee, b. Greeuport. Ct., 
1860 ; they have separated ; he is a salesman for the Boston Woven 
Hose Co. ; she resides 19 Ruggles st., Boston ; 1 c. 

2492. Arthur Frederick Bates", b. Sept. 5, 1884. 

2493. Arthur Calvin Bates'', b. March 27, 1862. 

2494. Victor Carthage Bates^ b. Dec. 5, 1870. 

2495. Grace Victoria Bates'", b. June 24, 1872. 

2496. Pamelia Ellex Bates', b. Iloxbury, Feb. 11, 1838: m. 
April 10, 1862, AYilliam Oscar, son of Sumner and Hannah (East- 
man) Xoble, b. Gardiner, Me., Oct. 19, 1838; a mason; residence, 
Boston ; 2 c. 

2497. Mary Bean Noble^ b. June 23, 1866 ; in California. 

2498. George Oscar Noble\ b. May 21, 1873. 



2499. 2. Abeam", b. Aug. 14, 1803; m. Jan. 11, 1827, Eboda 
Bragg, b. June 30, 1804 ; he resided for many years at Duxbury 
and Weathersfield, Yt., and later at Stoddard, X. II., where he d. 
July 4, 1878 ; a man of sterling character, truthful, upright, faith- 
ful and reverent ; she resides Marlow, X. II., aged 83 ; 7 c. 

2500. Lydia Am.ajsda^ b. Duxbury, Yt., Jan. 4, 1828 ; d. Sept.. 
4, 1849. 

2601. Pauline CHK1STIXE^ b. Duxbury, Oct. 22, 1829; m. 
Nov. 23, 1854, llev. W. Philip Delano, son of Philip and Mary 
(Knapp) Hammond, b. Bridgewater, Yt, Jan. 4, 1827; d. Min- 
neapolis, Dec. 23, 1 884 ; graduated at ]Middletown University, 1854 ; 
entered the Methodist ^Ministry aiid held several charges in Illinois ; 
at the outbreak of the war, entered the xVrmy as Chaplain of the 
35th 111. Yols. ; at the close of the war, entered upon the life of a 
journalist, and edited a paper at Danville, Iowa, till 1871, when he 
went to Indianapolis to take a position upon the Journal of that 
City ; was subsequently editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel and for 



JOHX WIIITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 101 

live years travelint^ agent of the Indianapolis Xeios ; lie resitrned 
this place to take a similar jx^sition on the Journal, but wa? ohliired 
to retire on account of ill health ; he then took a farm in Dakota, 
hoping to hcnefit his health ; he came to :\[inneapolis to consult his 
physicians and died in that city; he published " AV. ^\ . Wooley's 
Sketches of Early Indiana"" and was a frequent contributor to 
religions and secular }Miblications ; a gentleman of good business 
qualifications and sterling integrity of character, an upright and hon- 
orable citizen ; she resides with her son at ilarrisburg, Dakota ; 5 c. 

2502. William Bowen Haiumoiid', b. Cooperstown. N. Y., Aug. 28, 1855 : m. 
Zionsville, Iiid., May :31. 1878. Mag,c:ie L. Higgins ; a printer ; residence, 
1215 r2th ave., S. E. Minneapolis ; 4 c. 

2503. Arthur Delano Hammond'", b. March 2 ; d. June 29. 1ST9. 

2504. Bertha Kate Hammond-", b. Sept. 27, 18S0. 

2505. Albert Carlos Hammond'", b. Oct. 20, 1883. 
2500. Alfred Percy Hammond-", b. July 4, 1884. 

2507. Linnie Pauline Hammond', b. Danville, III, June 21, 1S57 : unmarried : 
residence, Boston ; is a v,-ell known soprano singer in Boston musical 
circles. 

2508. Verona Ellen Hammond', b. Danville, May 14. 1860 ; m. IndianapoHs. 
May 23, 1883. Charles Francis Robbins, b. May 22, 1857 ; a lawyer ; resi- 
dence, Indianapolis ; 1 c. 

2509. Charles Francis Robbins, Jr.- ', b. July 5, 1896. 

2510. Stella Hammond^ b. Danville, Nov. 24, 1861 : m. Indianapolis, June 4, 
1884, Franz Joseph Untcrsee : an architect in the city architect's office, 
Boston ; residence. Maiden : 1 c. 

2511. Franz Joseph Untersee. Jr.- ', b. May 8, 18S5. 

2512. Dean Whitman Hammond ', b. May 18, 1865 : unmarried ; a farmer ; 
residence, Harrisburg. Dakota. 

2513. Mary Elll.V^. b. Duxbury, June 21, 1831; m. Auff. 3. 
1S56, William Gerrish, son of Satnuel and Sarah (Gerrish) Elai.rdell, 
b. Lebanon, Me., April 22, lS2i ; d. March 29, 1S81 ; she resides 
with her son at Livingston. Guatemala ; 2 c. 

2514. AVilliam Henry Blaisdell'', b. Oct. 1, 1857; an engineer on a western 
railroad. 

2515. Frank Ellsworth Blaisdell', b. Nov. 26, 1861 ; is superintendent of a 
fruit ])lantation belonging to the Tropical Products Co. of Boston: 
residence, Li\"ingston. 

2516. WiLLiA:\r Fraxklix\ b. Ilartlaiid, Yt., Oct. 6, 1833 ; m. 
Ackworth, Vt., :\Iay 5, 1857, Clara Debora, daughter of Joel and 
Clarissa (liaruv-y) Porter, b. Feb. 2, 1810 ; he enlisted in Co. A, 8d 
Xew Ilam])shire Vols, and was killed in an attack on Ft. Wao-ner, 
Morris Island, S. C, Aug. 12, 18G3; she m. 2. ^Lay 9, 1S69, Georire 
F. Reed ; she is a physician practising and rusidiuii: at Jk-llows Falh 
Vt.;lc. 

2517. Mary Viola', b. Ackworth, Oct. 13, 1800 ; unmarried, with her motlier 
11 



162 THE DESCENDANTS OF '' 

2518. Henry Bates',!). Weathcrsfield, Vt, Jan. 18, 1830; d. 
March 25, 1858 ; was killed by the cavino; in of a sand bank near 
which he was standing-. 

2519. YiOLA AxNA^ b. Stoddard, X. IJ., Xov. 12, 1839; ni. 
Nov. 12, 1807, Wesley, son of Enior and Ocenia (Irons) Mowry, b. 
Sept. 18, 1839; a fanner; residence, ^Milford, Mass.; 2 c. 

2520. Arthur W. Mo^vrT^ b. Aug. 7, 1SG8. 

2521. Nelson W. [Mowry'-', b. Aug. 6, 1871. 

2522. John Xelson^ b. Stoddard, Aug. 19, 1843 ; d. June 10, 
1849. 



2523. 3. Dayid^, b. ; m. ; he left home soon 

after ]iis mamage and is said to have settled in TVestern Xew York ; 
nothing has been heard of him since his departure ; there were 2 c. 
b. in Yt. , r> \> 

2524 4. RoxAXNA'. b. ; d. unmarried. V-^-^ <'^-^""" 

; ' (J 

2525. v. Jane'^, b. 1775; d. young. 



.r^'' 



252G. Jemima-^ (353), Tlioinas\ XiclKdas^^ Thomas-, 
John\ h. E. Bridgewater, June 27, 1734: m. 1754, David, 
son of Joseph Keith, h. 1728; slie d. March 15, 1771 ; he 
m. 2. 1772, Charity, widow of Uriah Brett and daugliter 
of Jonathan Kingman ; 5 c. I. David"; II. Abigail; III. 
Levi*^; IV. Molly^ V. Zenas''. 

■ 2527. I. David Keith^', b. 1755; d. Jan. 17, 1777. 

2528. II. Abigail Keitii^ b. 1758; d. March 1, 1777. 

2529. III. Levi Keith^ b. 17G0; m. 178C, Iliikkh, 
daughter of Eleazcr Keith ; 2 c. 



2530. 1. Levi Keith, Jr.', b. ; m. Kov. 4, 1810, Mehit- 
a])le^, daughter of Capt Isaac % and Bathsheba (Allen) Whitman, b. 
Feb. 14. 1788; d. Dec. 13, 1845; 2 c, sec lino. 

2531. 2. Hem AN Keith", b. ; m. Silvester, daughter of 
Capt. Simeon Curtis. 



JOHN AVniTMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 163 

2532. IV. Molly Keith'', b. ITGo; m. 1785, Capt. 
Daniel Kinsley ; they settled for a time in E. Bridgewater ; 
about 1810 tliey, with their son-in-law, Capt. Alden, re- 
moved to Minot, Me. ; 4 c. 



2533. 1. Xabby Kixsley', b. ; m. 1808, Capt. Cyrus 
Alden, they removed to Minot ; nothing furtlier known. 

2534. 2. Polly Kinsley*, d. in infancy. 

2535. 3. Daniel Kinsley". 

2536. 4. Justin Kinsley". 



2537. Y. Zenas Keitii'^ b. 17GG; m. 1792, Jane, 
daughter of Ephraim Gary; he d. Jan. 14, 1840, aged 74; 
she d. March 18, 1846, aired 73 ; 8 c. 



2538. 1. Zenas Keith, Jr.", b. ; m. 1821, Salome, 
daughter of Dyer Robinson ; 1 c. 

2539. Marietta Keith^ b. Sept. 1831 ; d. March 30, 1834. 
2510. 2. Scott Keith", b. ; m. Abigail Robinson, sister of 

Salome. 

2541. 3. WiLLARD Keith", b. ; m. Ehza Thomas of 

Marshfield. 

2512. 4. Jane Keith", b. m. 1814, Oliver A. Washburn. 

2513. 5. Margaret Orr Keith", b. 1807; m. 1831, Gath 
Robinson ; she d. May, 1877; he d. July 7, 1S63, aged 81. 

2544. 6. Mary Augusta Keith", b. Oct. 17, ISOS ; d. April 1, 
1845. 

2545. 7. Ann Maria Keith", b. ; m. Charles Robinson. 

2546. S. Sus.\^N Frances Keith", b. 1812 : m. Ellis W. Holmes; 
she d. JuTie 5, 1840 ; 1 c. 

2547. WiNSLOW FR.iJS'cis EEolmes^, b. April ; d. Sept. 8, 1810. 



2548. Nathan' (354), Thomas^ Xicholas'\ Thomas"', 
John', b. E. Rridgewater, 173G ; m. 17G1, Betty, only child 
of Seth and Rebecca (Richard) Allen, b. 1739; d. Feb. 2, 
1784 (jier motlier m. Dea. Thomas"^ as his 2d wife); he 



-^Q^ , THE DESCENDANTS OF 

resided at Iv liridKe^vator, and d. tl.cre ^Fay 13, 17S-t; Ms 
son Seth Allen'^ ..ud brother Bcjau.in' were appointed 
son ^oiii ^1-^.1 .,,,rl \viril 6 17S5, were 

administrators June i, li.S4, ancl Apni u, ii - 

chosen .v„i,rdians of the minor children; Aj.nl s, 1 .bo, 
S Orr, John Whitman, Jr.\ and IClijah ilitcholl were 
appointed distributors upon the estate ; the proi.er.y was 
divided hito ilfths; two-hfths ^^ere given to Seth Allen and 
one-fifth to each of the surviving childreit; 7 c, tnee ot 
whomd. in ittfancy. 1. Seth Allen- II. Rebecca'; III 
Nathan- IV. Celia- V. EUab"; VI. Asa- VII. Betty. 
25-19 I Seth Allen", b. May, 1TC4; ni. 1787, Philh- 
bert« dauoliter of Amos^ and Anna (Washburn) Wlutman, 
b, Jan. 9,^700 ; d. Dee., 1.S34; after the deatl. ot h.,s w.fe 
ho resided at No. P.ridg■e^vater with his son Ehab' ; he d. 
May, 1840, aged 77 ; 2 c, b. E. Bridgewater, 

<,.,! Iter of JuUn and Su,.auua Wak. of Xo. Crid.e.-ater, b 1.92; 
d Nov 2-> 1S25: m. 2. Jane 2.S, 1S42, llarriette S., daughter of 
Samuel a^d ilebitablc (llarri..) Packard, b. .lulv 23 1S03 ; .-as pre- 
m d for ooUcge under the tnition of Join. Shaw, then preceptor of 
tteac lon,v ; graduated at I!ro« n Univcr..i,y. 1807 ; on eavnrg col- 
tee returned to hi. native town and s.u.h.d law w.th the Hon. 
kIu u Mitchell ; after hi. adu,i.sion to the bar he settlecL n, Lisbon, 
Me he he c,„ained only a few years; in 1S15, returned to 
' 1 at "then called No. Brhlgewater, but ,.ince 1S21 has been m- 
eopoatedas a separate town under the title ot ■ lb-,d,ewater 
here he passed his life without an.bition, in the cpuet discharge of 
tircWies that rested upon him ; in 1S40-41 he represented Brulge- 
tt r n ,be Ledslature, but he generally shrank from pubhc oi^ee ; 
ZL described by one who knew hin. as " a n,an o severe mtegut 
whom neitlier money nor emolument of any kn.d, eould nu nee to 
; cfe anv misrepresentation, trick, artifice or injnst.ce ; he was 
^0 an advocate; rarely engaged in trials before a jury, or even 
Tefore the bench, but his integrity, punctuality dd.gence and care 
foness brought him a large office business, and he was presen o 
H .^d to it at all proper hours until age and iulnnutv prevented ; 
■ rrtl-d lie n,in,led 'his own business and that of his clients, and 
1, utterly dcvuid of the ambition of nrak.ug a figure m the wuild , 
Uo d. Sept. 10, 1SC2, aged 74; she is still living; o c 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 165 

•2551. Sarah AVales-^, b. ]\Larc]i 12, 1818; in Oct. 13, 1844, 
Rev, Jonathan, son of llev. Daniel and Ann (Sweet) Coe, b. June 
1, 1805 ; d. April 25, 18G6 ; lie was .settled for a time at Winsted, 
Ct. ; shed. Sept. 24, 1S4S ; 3 c. 

2552. James Herbert Coe', b. July 32, 1845 : unmarried ; residence, Cliicago. 

2553. William Watson Coe''. b. Nov. 19, 1810 ; m. Jan. 7, IbSO, Sallie Riddles, 
daughter of IIuu. William H. Travers of Charlestown, W. Va. : he is 
chief engineer on the Norfolk & Western Railroad ; residence. Roa- 
noke, Va. ; 2 c. 

2554. William Travers Coe^", b. Nov. 27, 1880. 

2555. Sarah Wliit)nau Coe", b. Aug. 3, 1SS2. 

2556. Harriet Whitman Coe', b. Sept. 2 ; d. Sept. 4, 1848. 

255T. Samuel ALLEN^ b. Dec. IS, 1820 ; d. Dec. 12, 1842. 
2558. SusAX^ b. Xov. 22, 1823 ; m. Jan. 1, 1850, Rev. Jonathan 
Coe, her l)roth8r-in law ; she resides at Oakfield, X. Y. ; 6 c. 

2559. Allen Whitman Coe-', b. Aug. 27. 1851 ; d. ^larch 30. 1852. 

2560. Robert Henning Coe', b. Oct. 12, 1852 ; d. Jan. 10. 1S54. 

2561. Reginald H. Cof', b. July 22, 1854: graduated at St. Stephen's College, 
Annandale, N. Y., 18S0 ; studied theology one year, and has since tliat 
time been Head Master of Gary School : immarried. 

2562. Mary Cleveland Coe-% b. Jan. 12, 1856 ; d. April 7, 1857. 

2563. Anna CaroKne Coe^ b. Oct. 27, 1858 ; graduated at St. Agnes School, 
Albany, N. Y. ; now residing with her mother: unmarried. 

2564. Susan AVliitman Coe-', b. Dec. 4, 1860 ; d. April 12, 1862. 

2565. Jaxe Feaxces^ b. Dec. 30, 1813; d. July 28, 1847. 

2566. Julia Allex^ b. Feb. 19; d. Aug. 18, 1846. 



2567. 2. Jaxe", b. 1793 ; d. Oct. 30, 1808. 



2568. II. Keiiecca'', h. 17G4; m. Nov. 14, 17I>1, David 
Howard; lie was tlie father of Azuba' wife of Ford AVliit- 
man"; removed to Tamwortli about ISOi) and tliere d. 
about 1812 ; 4 e. 

2569. 1. David nowARi)', b. July 29, 1792. 

2570. 2. HuLDAH HowaiU)', b. May 5, 1794. 

2571. 3. Algeexox Sydxey Rowakd", b. Oct. 17, 179G. 

2572. 4. Amasa IIowahd', b. Dec. 11, 1802. 



2573. III. Xathan", h. E. ]3rid.i:ewater, 17(;'^; m. 1788, 
Mercv, dauuditer of Josiah Rvrain, b. 1770; d. March 20, 
1824; he d. 1829 ; 7 c, all whom survived their father. 



lf,6 THE DESCEXDANTS OF 

2574. 1. Caft. Gilbert", b. E. Bridgewater, Oct. 10, 17t8; m. 
Dec, 1^^13, Syrenia, dauj^hter of Ezra Fobes of E. P.ridgewater,j3. 
1788; d. Dec. 11, 1S63 ; in the ppring of 1817 he removed to AVa- 
tervil'le, Me., where he d. Dec. 5, IStuS, aged SO; was at one time 
Captain uf Y^'atervibe Light Infantry: 7 c. 

2575. Syrexia Eobks\ h. E. Ihadgewater Xov. 8, ISl-i; m. 
Oct. 17, 1838, Jonas W. Goukl ; a farmer: residence, Smithfield, 
Me. ; by d. March 22, 18S3 ; 3 c. 

257G Calista H. Gould', b. April 27, 1S40 : m. Oct. 17. 1S59, Samuel A., sou of 
Pobey and Alice (Pierce) Marslon, b. Oct. 10, 1828 ; a farmer ; resideuce, 
Smithfield ; 4 c.. nil unmarried. 

2577. Frank A. ^larston^". b. Dec. 4. 1860. 

2578. Charles A. Marston-", b. July 12, 1803. 

2579. Fred. R. Marston'", b. Sept. 10, 1804. 

2580. 'Willie E. Marston^", b. July 5, 1874. 

2581. Edward W. Gould'-', b. April 2. 1842 : m. Feb. 2, ISOG, Mary B. Gifford ; 
a farmer at Smithfield :4 c. 

2582. Prince E. Gould"^ b. June 10, 1869. 

2583. Mary L. Gould"', b. June 5, 1872. 

2584. Sarah G. Gould'^ b. Sept. 20, 1876. 

2585. Jonas W. Gould' ', b. Nov. 28, 187^. 

2586. Lizzie H. Gould', b. Dec. 81, 1840 : m. Feb. 2. 1806. Cyrus H. Albee ; a 
farmer at Fort Fairfield, Me. ; 2 c. 

2588. Herbert H. Albee^". b. Feb. 18, 1868. 

2589. Ebner G. Albee'", b. Oct. 28. 1874. 

2590. Eliza Jane^ b. Waterville Feb. 27, 1818; m. Aug. 0, 
1871, her brother-in-law, Samuel Ilitchings ; residence, WaterviUe ; 
no istine. 

2591. GiLBERT\ b. "Waterville, March 22, 1820 ; m. 1. March 30, 
1817, Soijhronia A. Trafton ; m. 2. Rochester, ]S^. IE. Feb. 27, 1884, 

Susan M., daughter of Samuel and xVbby ( ) Masson : a mason ; 

residence for many years, Waterville ; present address, 45 Ilauvmond 
St., Boston ; 2 c. 

2592. Mary Ella', b. Dec. 14, 1849: m. Dec. 25. 1877. George Henry, sou of 
Win'chel and Mary Ella (Barker) AVoodard. b. Kenfs Hill, :Me., Sept. 
27, 1835; a blackJmith ; since 1880 have resided 195 Ferry st., Law- 
rence, Mass. ; 1 c. 

2593. Dana Harold Woodard"'", b. June 19. 1884 : d. May 2. 1885. 
2.594. Jeunie-', b. Sept. 1, 1856: d. Sept. 20. 1%1. 

2595. Celia Fobes\ b. Feb. 3, 1S22 ; m. Jan. 25, 1813, Sanmel, 
son of Samuel and Margaret (Ward) Ilitchings, b. Xov. 1, 1820 ; a 
machinist; residence, Waterville : .she d. Oct. 7, 1803 ; he m. 2. her 
sister, Eliza Jane": 5 c. 
2590. Frank E. Hitchings", b. Feb. 28, 1844; m. May 7, 1868, Clara FranceB 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 167 

diUigliter of Simoon L. and P^raiiccs E. (Bartletti Gould of Skowhegan ; 

member of firm of AV. O. Joiies & Co., machinists and nianufactui-eis 

of en^i^ines : residence, Portland : 1 c. 
2r>dll. Grace Lillian Uitchings^", b. Aug.. 1872. 
2398. Anna A. Hitchings-', b. Feb. 2(3, 1846 ; m. June 26. 1871, Martin Blais- 

dell ; a farmer of Smithfield. Me. ; no issue. 

2599. Ezra HitcMugs', b. Sept. 22. 1849 : d. unmarried. Nov. 25, 1870 ; a 
machinist. 

2600. EdsouF. Hitchings', b. April 7. 1853: m. June. 187G, Etta L. Lord of 
Orono, Me. ; a pattern niaker ; residence, Warren, ]Mass. ; 1 c. 

2(',01. Frank E. Hitchiugs^^ b. June 7. 1877. 

2G02. Samuel Kimball Hitchings'. b. June 26. 1857: m. Cumberland, Me., 
Aug. 23, 18S3, Anna "\V. Brackett ; he studied for and received a degree 
of B.Sc. ; is "Maine State Assayer :'" residence. Biddeford ; teaches 
school as well as pursuing his profession as chemist, 

2G03. Ezra Fobe.5\ b. Watervillo, April 3,1824-; studied for 
the ministry, belonging to the Baptist church ; was also a school 
teacher ; he d. on his passage out to California, Sept. 2S, 1849 : un- 
married. 

2604. Dr. Edsox Foees^ b. Waterville, Jan. 2S. 1827 ; m. 1. 
Dec. 21, 1851, ]\Iartha Reed of LondondeiTy. Yt., b. April 4, 1827 ; 
d. Xov. 22, 1806 : m. 2. Jan. 2o, ISGS, Eliza Evelyn Peverly of 
Charlestown, X, 11.; studied medicine, and is now practising as a 
j^hysician and surgeon in Boston; is President of the Xew England 
Society of Specialists, his own specialty being diseases of the eye ; 
office, Tremont Temple ; residence, Somerville ; 3 c. 

2605. Annette Reed'', b. Cbarlestown, Mass., March 8, 1853 : m. Jidy 20. ISSl, 
James S. Bell of Conwayboro, S. C. : residence, Ocala, Fla. : 1 c. 

2606. lola Bcll^ b. July 2 ; d. Aug. 12, 1881. 

2007. Edson Herbert', b. Boston, Nov. 2. 1854 ; d. Jan. 12, 1SG4. 
2608. Florence Evelyn', b. Revere, Mass., Dec. 14, 1872. 

2C09. Xathan^ b. "Waterville, Xov. 28. 1829; m. Xov. 12, 
1801, Helen A. Thorns of Bangor, Me. ; a merchant ; residence. 
Bangor ; 3 c. 

2610. Willie N.^ b. Dec. 15, 1862. 

2611. Henry I.^ b. April 14. 1864. 

2612. Charles H.-', b. Nov. 24, 1874. 



2013. 2. Celia;, b. E. Bridgewater, Sept. 28, 1790; m. 1810, 
William Pratt ; she d. without issue, Aug. 4, 1853. 

2014. 3. Freedom", b. E. Bridgewater, Dec. 29, 1792; m. 1. 
Dec. 1825, Clara, daughter of Dea. Barzillai Allen, b. 1797 ; d. May 
10, 1828; m. 2. Oct. 20, 1829, Sarah Ball Allen, b. 1804; d. Aug. 
23, 1SG9 ; half sister of his iirst wife ; a carpenter ; resided for a 



108 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

time in P.o.'^toii, but returned to E. J^rido-cwater, -svlierc. he d. Xov. 
21, 1850; his brother Xatliaii was ap])ointed adniiniftrator Jan., 
1851, and his widow guardian of the minor children, Oct. 6, 1857 ; 
9 c, all but one by 2. m, 

2615. Joan', b. March 10, 1827 ; d. unmarried, April 24, 1864. 

2616. Samuel Allen', b. Aug. 7, IS30; d. Oct. 5, 1835. 

2617. William', b. Dec. 15, 1832; d. July 28, 1836. 

2618. A son"^, b. Dec. 15, 1834; d. in infancy, unnamed. 

2610. Allen*, b. Aug. 21, ls36 ; graduated at Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1857; went west, and m. Dec. 20, 1868, Frances I., daughter 
of Guy S. Guthrie of Pomeroy, O. ; resided for some years at 
Pomeroy, but subsequently removed to St. Paul, Minn., and d. 
there Xov. 7, 1881 ; 3 c. 

2620. Frank Emerson', b. Dec. 27, 1869. 

2631. Mary Allen^, b. Jan. 4, 1872 ; d. June 25. 1872. 

2622. George Folsom-', b. June 2, 1878 ; d. April 5, 1880. 

2623. Chakles Cusiiing^ b. E. Bridgewater, July 4, 1839 ; he 
served in Co. C, 20th Mass. A'ols., in the war of the Pvcbelliou ; 
residence, St. Paul ; unmarried. 

2624. Lucy Baldwin^ b. Feb. 3, 1842; d. Sept. 15, 1850. 

2625. EzEKlEL^ b. E. Bridgewater, Oct. 2, 1844; m. Sept. 2, 
1872, Emma Jeannette, daughter of Thomas M. Chase of West 
I^ewbury, ^[ass. ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 3 c. 

2626. Maude Jeannette'-', b. March 6, 1874. 

2627. Charles Chase', b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

2628. Allen Francis-', b. March 9, 1S80. 

2629. Eben Francis', b. E. Bridgewater, Jan. 31, 1848; was 
in Pomeroy, O., iu 1^74 v;ith his bi-othor Allen; returned east, and 
graduated at the Harvard School of ]>ental Surgery, 1878; since 
then has practised his profession in Bo>ton ; unmarried. 

2630. 4. Dea. Inathan', b. E Bridgewater, April 26, 1796; m. 
Dec. 25, 1825, Semantha, daughter of Dea William and Alngail 
(Bussell) Keith, b. May 17, 1802 ; upon his marriagu he moved to 
Boston, residing on Fitch st. ; in 1820 Mr. and Mrs. Whitman 
united with the Green st. Church in Boston ; in the spring of 1830 
he purchased a farm of 30 acres at E. Bridgewater, and made that 
place his home ; was chosen deacon of the Union Church of E. 
and W. r.ridgewater to succeed Dea. llyder ; was one of the 
first to take an active interest in the temperance reform of the times ; 



JOHN WHITM.'LS' OF WEYMOUTH. 1G9 

and eecured tlie conviction of a Mr. lirett for selling lienor contrary 
to law, in retaliation for wliicli, some of the Brett |)arty printed in 
large letters on Mr. AYliitinan's bouse, the inscription " Xew 
England Hum'' and on the church edifice "Cold Water Baiid ;" 
he d. Jan. 20, 1S62 ; the following obituary notice appeared in the 
Inc. Bridgewater Gazette^ Feb. 12, 1802 : 

"Obituary. — Died in E. ]>ridge\vater, Jan. 2Gth Dea. Xathan 
Whitman, aged 65 years and 9 months. 

The departure of this good man suggests something more than 
the usual newspaper notice ; and it is with a mournful pleasure that 
these lines of remembrance are now penned. 

Dea. Whitman was born in this town, April 26, 1790. Early in 
life he left the home of his youth, and worked at the trade of a 
mason in Boston. Applying himself with great diligence to his 
daily duties, prosperity attended his ell'orts, and after a few years 
he returned in 1S30 to his native town, where he purchased a farm, 
and for the remainder of his days engaged in husbandry. That he 
■was successful in this pursuit, the records of the Plymouth County 
Agricultural Society testify in the premiums often awarded him 
for his abundant crops and his valuable stock of cattle ; and that 
confidence was placed in his judgment is to be infen-ed from his 
often being placed on committees connected with the above 
association. 

His return to this town was at a time M'hen the friends of the 
temperance cause were beginning to exert tliemselves to relieve the 
community of the friglitful tide of woes which the trathc in ardent 
spirits had caused to sweep over our land. It required not a small 
degree of moral courage at that time to face the foes of human wel- 
fare who were striving to keep open the sluices of destruction. lie 
labored undauntedly in this work, and the comnumity at this day is 
enjoying the benefit of his hi'oors. It was through liis inlluence 
that an article was introduced into the regulations of the ' Union ' 
Church, making it indispensable that the candidate for admission 
should a.ssent to the pledge of total abstinence from the use of in- 
toxicating li<jUors as a beverage. 

Probably the greatest inducement for him to fix his residence 
permanently here, was that he tnight promote the cause of religion. 
He immediately united with the ' Union Congregational Church,' 
and was soon elected one of its officers lie renuuned connected 
with this Society till 1819, when, on the formation of the 'Trin- 
itarian Congregational Church,' he united with the latter, and him- 
self and the late lamented Francis Packard were chosen its deacons. 



170 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

lie held for some time the ofHeo of snpcrinteiulent of the 'Union' 
Sabbath School, and afterwards of that of the new Society with 
which he was connected ; and faithfiillv did he fulrtll the duties of 
this ini])ortant otlice. 

A man of ceaseles-? industry, early ami late at his daily labors, he 
seemed to realize the force of the scriptural injunction ; 'Whatso- 
ever tliy hand iindeth to do, do it with thy mipjht.' He took a strong 
interest in the education of the youth of our town and community, 
in the cause of human liberty, and in missions. His ardent interest 
in the cause of Christ led him to devote much of his time and sub- 
stance to the promotion of relif^ious institutions, and the advance- 
ment of the Eedeemer's kingdom on earth. Perluq^s no one in 
this town ever contriliute<l annually more for this purpose than he. 
To the poor and friendless he was always ready to render sympathy 
and relief. He was ever a faithful friend and connsellor to his ex- 
cellent Pastor, who by this removal has been painfully bereaved, 
and a void is left which may not be easily tilled. Happy will it be 
for us who remain if wc keep in view those worthy men who have 
sti-iven to follow in the steps of their Divine Master ! 

' Tiiough dead, they speak in reason's ear, 
Their bright examples live : 
Their faith, and hope, and pious deeds. 
Still fresh instruction give.' " 

His widow survives, and resides with her son, William E. Whit- 
man^ ; G c, all but eldest b. E. Pridgewater ; 3 d. in infancy, un- 
named. 

2G31. Abigail Pussell,'" b Boston March 23, 1827 ; m. June 
10, 1845, Dea. Rufus Ames, son of Dea. Seth and Sarah (Crane) Lit- 
tlefield, b. Grantham, X. H., Dec. 2, 181S ; tanght school for two 
years at Sharon; prepared for Dartmouth College, but did not 
enter; taught at Abington, and later at E. Bridgewater Academy 
and other public schools lifteen years ; served on school committees ; 
1852, purchased a farm at E. P.ridgewater, where he has since re- 
sided engaged in snudl fruit farming ; 1855, was appointed Justice 
of Peace for Plymouth Co., holding the office for seven years; 
ISGl, was chosen Deacon of Union Congregational Church: 10 c. 

2632. Nathan Whitman Littlefield''. b. :\Iay 21. 184G ; m. 1. Ellsworth. Me.. 
Aug. 13, 1871, Arietta Viola, daughter of Erastus and Sarah Arietta 
(Redman) Kedman, b. Nov. o. 1841 ; d. Oct. IS. 1878 : m. 2. D.'C. 1. 1886, 
Mary Wlieaton Ellis of Pawtucket : he fitted for college at Bridgewater 
and Andover Academies, graduating from Dartmouth College. 18G9, 
with the highest lionors in every department, delivering the valedictory 
address ; was Sub-master of Chark-slown High School one year ; Master 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 171 

of Newport. R. I., High School, three years ; Superintendent of Schools 
at Westerly, R. I., one year; graduated at Boston Univ. Law School. 
1876, since which time has beeii engaged in practice of his profession at 
Providence, R. I. ; residence, Pawtucket, where for several years has 
been Superintendent of Pawtucket Congregational Sunday School : 1 c. 

2633. Nathan Whitman Littlefield, Jr.'", b. Providence, AprH 21. 1876. 

2634. Dr. George Henry Littlefield ', b. Sept. 17. 1S4S : m. Sept. 7. 1SS4. Susan 
Evelyn, dangliter of Franklin and Elizabeth Fibber (Jnckson) Wheeler, 
b. Nebraska City, Neb.. Dec. 1, 1865 : he graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege. 1S71 ; tauglit school five years at Jacksonville, 111. ; graduated 
from Medical Depaitment ^lichigan University, Ann Arbor ; is now 
settled in the practice of his profession at Syracuse, Neb. ; 2 c. 

2635. Littlefield--', b. ; d. Aug. 8, 1885. 

2636. Abbie Francis Littlefield"\ b. Jan. 6, 1887. 

2637. Dr. Rufus Ames Littlefield-', b. Dec. 17, 1850 ; m. Oct. 26, 1884, Anna 
B., daughter of James and Nancy Emmons, b. Brownville, Neb., Dec. 
14, 1858 : he graduated at E. Bridgewater High School ; studied dental 
surgery at S\Tacuse ; is now settled in the practice of his profession at 
Tecumseh, Neb. : 1 c. 

2638. Rufus Ames Litrlefield, Jr.l^ b. Oct. 26, 1885. 

2639. Daniel Eugene Littlefield', b. Feb. 8. 1853 ; d. April 5, 1876. 

2640. Frank Russell Littlefield^ b. April 13. 1855 ; d. Aug. 22, 1869. 

2641. Abbie Whitman Littlefield-', b. May 8 ; d. 3Lay, 1857. 

2642. Agnes PCeith Littlefield''. b. July IS, 1S58 ; has tauglit school and given 
music lessons for several years ; unmarried, at home. 

2643. Baalis Sanford Littletield', b. Jan. 21, 1862 ; studied law at Providence, 
R. I. ; is now settled as Professor in Lincoln Business College, Lincoln, 
Neb. 

2644. Charles Gilbert Littlefield', b. Jan. 26, 1864. 

2645. Abbie Francis Littlefield', b. June 12, 1866 : d. Feb. 6, 1883. 

20-16. William Eleridge', b. May 31, 1831: ; ni. March 7, 1S55, 
Patience Curtis, daugliter of Solomon and Phebe (Gonld) Millet, b. 
Leeds, Me., Oct. 17, 183-1 ; was for a few years a clerk in a store ; 
in 185 7 entered a shoe factory and learned the trade ; was, 1872- 
1877, engaged in farming ; in 1870 was foreman in the shoe manu- 
factory of J. S. Allen ; he then entered into partnership with 
George Churchill and L. F, Alden, under the firm name of "Whit- 
man, Churchill ife Alden ; their factory is at Campcllo, Mass. ; office, 
2 High St., Boston ; they employ about 150 hands ; he resides on 
his fatlier's homestead, E. Bridgewater ; 3 c. 

2647. Emma Curtis", b. Aug. 13. 1861 ; graduated at E. Bridgewater High 
School, 1876. and entered Wellesley College, but did not graduate, 
owing to ill-health ; at present, teaching at Nev.-port, R. I. 

2648. William Parsons', b. April 11, 1863 ; in his fathers olfice. 
2049. Nathan", b. March 9 : d. June 3, 1872. 

2050. Mary Sheparl/, b. Feb. 5, 1838; m. Feb. 25, 1858, 
Ivory White Pichardson Marsh, h. Aug. 9, 1833; graduated at 



172 • THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Dartmouth College, 1857 ; was for many years principal of High 
School at Xewport, R. I., where he d. April, 1S68 ; she resides 
i^ Li wport ; 2 c. 

2651. Arthur Richardson Marsh'', b. Oct. 3, 18G1 ; graduated at ITarvard, 

1883. 
2653. Edward Dudley Marsh% b. Jan. 31. 3 803 ; graduated at Harvard, 1885. 



2053. 5. Willard", b. March 17, 1803; m. March 7, 1830, 
Sophronia Manchester", daugliter of Davis and Freelove (Whit- 
man^) Hayward, b. April 18, 1809; d. Sept. 28, 1870; a mason; 
residence, E. Erifigewater, where he d. June 11, 1871 ; 5 c. 

2053a. Xathan Davis', b. April 18, 1831 ; m. Xov. 13, 1857, 
Helen Mitchell, daughter of Oliver M. and Susan (Marcy) Orr, b. 
Bridgewater, May 31, 1838; he served for three years during late 
war ; was 1st Lieut, in 29th M.ass. Yols. ; a mason and paver by 
trade; he d. Dec. 20, 1880; family reside 455 Broadway, So. Bos- 
ton ; 6 c. 

" 'Mustered Out.' — With feelings of sadness came the news to 
the writer of the death of Xathan D. Whitman, Xo. 584 Seventh 
street, which occurred on Saturday last. Quietly since his soldier 
life, has he moved in our community, although for many years a 
resident. Still but little was known of him and his noble record as 
a soldier. On April 20, 1801, a meeting of the citizens of E. 
Bridgewater was called, fur the purpose of forming a company for 
the war ; on the 27th of April the company was formed and Xathan 
D. Whitman was chosen 1st Lieutenant. Early in May the com- 
pany left for the seat of war and three days later were facing rebel 
cannon in Virginia, and were at the front for the next three years, 
and the stars and stripes had no truer defender than was Lieut. 
Whitman. That service to him was severe, as in the regiment to 
which ho was attached he was engaged in the following battles ' 
Big Bethel, Hampton Roads, Gaines Mills, Peach Orchard, Savage 
Station, White Oak Swamp, Glen dale, ]\[alvern Hill, South ]S[oun- 
tain, Antietam, Centerville, Fredericksburg, Yicksburg, Jackson, 
Blue Sprhigs, Campbell Station. Knoxville, Wilderness and Spot- 
sylvania. The marches of thousands of miles, the camps by ' Dismal 
Swamp' and the no k-ss dismal camping ground by the Mississippi 
river, all contributed to his linal muster out from oiir ranks and 
muster into the ranks of the comrades gone before. Yes, into the 
ranks of dear ones of his own family circle so recently gone. He 
was a kind husband and father as well as a true comrade. Promi- 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 173 

iieiit ainongst the flower pieces j)laced about him was a beautiful 
pillow, on which was the one word ' Comrade,' the gift of the 2'Jth 
Mass. Itog't Association. Gen. J. II. Barnes, formerly commander 
of the regiment, was present with other co'nrades, and the scarred 
and maimed condition of his comrades present at the funeral told 
more plainly than words what the silent comrade had passed 
through, lie lias gone from the 'Grand Army' hei'e to be num- 
bered with the Grand Army above." 

26.J4. Frederick Orr ', b. Feb. 14, 1858 : d. unmarried, Oct. 12, ISS-i. 

2655. Charles Davis", b. 1860 : d. Aug. 19, 1861. 

2656. Augustus Sweetser", b. ^\ay 10, 1865. 

2657. Katie Davi3% b. Oct. 5, 1867. 

2658. Willard', b. Aug. 5, 1870. 

2659. Natlian Davis, Jr.-', b. March 23, 1878. 

26G0. CoRDELiA\ b. May 15, 1S33 ; d. May 16, 1S34. 

2G61. Celia^ b. Feb. 15, 1S35 ; d. May 0, 1854. 

2G62. Feeedom", b. May 26, 1837; m. Oct. 3, 1S74, Juliamia, 
daughter of AVilliam and Mary Dunstan, b. Cornwall, Eng., July 
9, 1856 ; in 1863 he went to California ; residence, Vacaville, Cal. ; 
5 c, 3 eldest b. Howland Flat. 

2603. AVillard F.\ b. Dec. 7, 1875. 

2664. Mabel A.^ b. Dec. 18, 1S78. 

2665. Cordelia H.", b. April 26. 1881. 

2666. Freedom Davis». b. PetaUuua, Nov. 2, 1833. 

2667. William-', b. Vacaville, Aug. 6, 1885. 

2668. Cokdelia", b. Feb. 7, 1S40: m. Dec. 23, 1873, William 
Yolontine, son of Leonard and Rebecca Flanders (Chilmark) "West, 
b. Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard. Feb. 9, 1835 ; residence, E. Bridge- 
water ; no issue. 



2669. 6. Marcexa Allex', b. Jan. 17, 1805 ; m. March 7, 
1832, his cousin, Lucia Ann, daughter of Capt. Branch and Annie 
(Washburn) Dyram, b. June 13, 1807 ; d. May 15, 1886 ; a mason 
by trade ; at present, residing on his farm at E. Bridgewater, aged 
80 ; has celebrated his golden wedding ; 9 c, b. E. Bridgewater. 

2670. WixSLOW^ b. Dec. 24, 1832; m. 1. Jan. 17, 1860, Zilpha 
Chapiu, daughter of Herman Washburn and widow of Hollis 
Chapin ; she" d. Xov. 19, 1866 ; m. 2. March 10, 1869, Ada^ 
daughter of Shafner" and Harriet (Porter) Armstrong, b. Annapo- 
lis, N. S,, April 28, 1844 ; a mason by trade, employed in Boston; 
residence. Wollaston ; 6 c. 



17-i THE BESCEXDAXTS OF 

2671. Francina Pratt'-', b. Oct. 8, 1801 ; unmarried, at home. 

2673. Shafner Armstrong^ b. June 25, 1870 : d. April 38, 1872. 

2673. Annie Sophia'', b. A].ril 8, 1872. 

2674. John Allen', b. April 22, 1875. 

2675. Rebecca Porter', V>. July 2. 1877. 

2676. Bessie Maud^ h. Juno 10, 1882 ; d. Dec. 3, 1883. 

2677. Susan Mekcy^", b. Auc;. 24, 1835; m. July 4, 1870, 
Marcus Stetson, son of Joseph and Mary (Stetson) Reed, b. 1825 ; 
a shoe manufacturer at Whitman ; no issue. 

2G78. Francis PKATT^ b July 17, 1837 ; d. Sept. 16, 18-18. 

2679. Asa Washburn'^ b. Jan. 3, 1839; m. May 22, 1870, 
Maria Augusta, daughter of George II. and Sarah Davies (Prouty) 
Pratt, b. E. Bridgewater, 1819 ; served 3 years in Co. G, 29th 
Mass. Vols. ; residence, E. Abington ; no issue. 

26S0. ^[argaret Wales^ b. Feb. 3, 18-41 ; unmarried, at home. 

2681. Lucia Ann^ b. Jan. 12, 1813; m. Oct. 19, 1880, Daniel 
Lyman, son of Daniel and Mary Ann (Smith) Reed ; a tack manu- 
facturer; residence, Whitman ; she d. Dec. 19, 1881; 1 c. 
2682. Bertha Louise Reed'^ b. Dec. 2 ; d. Dec. 18, 1881. 

2683 Eliab^, b. Feb. 9, 1815; m. June 4, 1878, Susan Ella, 
daughter of Samuel and Sally (Sherman) Hale, b. Brockton, April 
2, 1856 ; a mason ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 1 c. 
2684. Chester Curti3^ b. Sept. 6, 1884. 

2685. Sophia Byram^, b. June 6, 1SI6, m. June 19, 1869, Charles 
Thoinas, son of Samuel and Hannah (Herrick) Beals, b. Abington, 
Dec. 4, 1815; after their marriage they resided at iSTew Bedford; 
in 1871 removed to xVmesbury ; May, 1S76, they removed to Cin- 
cinnati. 0., where she d. Feb. 6, 1886 ; he is foreman in a carriage 
manuf actuary ; residence, 463|- Central ave. ; 7 c, 3 youngest b. 
Cincinnati. 
26S6. Anne Washbuni Beals^ b. New Bedford, April 21, 1870. 

2687. Helen Ethel Beals-', b. W. Amesbury, Aug. 5 ; d. Oct. 4, 1872. 

2688. Lizzie Herrick B!als\ b. Mcrrimac, Oct. 13, 1873. 

2689. Clara Louisa Beals', b. So. Amesbury, Jan. 22 ; d. Aug. 32, 1875. 

2690. (Son) Beals', b. April 3 ; d. April 19, 1878. 

2691. Charles Thomas Beals, Jr.^ b. Jan. 6 ; d. April 28, 1881. 

2693. Lucia May Beals', b. May 25 ; d. July 27, 1884. 

2693. Louisa Pratt^ b. Xov. 29, 1817; m. Jan. 21, 1873, 
Henry Dyer, son of Liician and Salvia (Dyer) Reed, b. Feb. 4, 1842 ; 
a coal merchant ; residence, Whitman ; 2 c. 

2694. Charlotte Stetson Reed', b. Jan. 23, 1875. 

2695. Lucy Dyer Reed', b. Dec. 19, 1878. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 175 

2696. 7. Mekcy Lewis", b. Jan. 17, 1S05 ; m. June 4, 1S29, 
Abisha, son of Levi and Cynthia (Packard) Churchill, b. Oct. 1-i, 
1807; a manufacturer; residence, Elmwood, Mass.; she d. Aug. 
25, 1S75 ; 2 c. 

2697. Harriet Pratt Churchill^ b. Feb. 28,1832; m. June 
IS, 1850, George, son of Jonathan and Jane Benson ; has been 
employed for tlie past forty years in the Cotton Gin Factory at E. 
Bridgewater: she d. June 6, 1801; he m. 2. April 26, 1863, Lydia 
C. Peterson of Duxbury ; d. Feb. 8, 1882 ; 3 c. 

2698. George Herbert Benson-', b. July 14, ISol ; m. Aug. 30, 1874, Lucinda 
Phillips, daughter of John and Sarah C. Hudson ; engaged in general 
cartage ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; no issue. 

2699. Frederick Lawrence Benson-*, b. Sept. 2, 1855 ; owns the stage line at 
E. Bridgewater ; unmarried. 

2700. Walter Lewis Benson-', b. Aug. 5, 18-59 ; in partnership in the stage line 
with his brother ; unmarried. 

2701. Frederick A. Stetson Churchill^ b. iS^ov. 19, 1838 ; 
m. Sept. 24, 1803, Francelia Abigail, daughter of Harrison W., and 
Amelia I. (Washburn) White, b. Kingston, A]n-il 1, 1840: a manu- 
facturer of ladies boots at 25 Winter st, Boston; since 1878 has 
resided in Boston ; 2 c. 

2703. Harriet Churchill-', b. April 20, ISGo ; d. Nov. 14, 1871. 
2703. Viola Stetson Churchill', b. Nov. 22, ISTG. 



2704. IV. Celli'', b. 17G8; m. 1788, Timothy, son of 
Capt. Jacob and Abigail (Bailey) Allen, b. 1764 ;"d. 1827 ; 
she d. March 20, 1879; he m. 2. 17:)!, Betty, widow of 
Joseph Keith and danghter of Anthony and Silence (Ford) 
Sherman, and had several children ; removed to Plymouth, 
where his wife died, and he m. a 3d wife ; 2 c. 



2705. (Twin sons) Allen^, b. Feb. 26; d. Feb. 28, 1789. 



2700. V. Ellib'^, b. 1770; d. March 25, 1774. 

2707. VI. AsA^ b. 1772; d. Feb. 19, 1775. 

2708. VIL Betty", b. 1777; d. Feb. 2, 1781. 



2709. Amos' (355), Thomas^ Nicholas^', Thomas-, John^ 
b. Feb. 17, 1738; m. Nov. 22, 1764, Anna, daughter of 



176 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Elcazer and Anne (Alden) Washburn, b. 1743; d. 1797; 
he served in the Uevohition, taking- part in the expedition 
to Rliode Island, Dec, 177(1; a farmer; residence, E. 
Bridgewater, wlien. lie d. 171)1 ; lie. I. Phillibert'' ; 11 
Zenas''; III. Amos''; IV. IJarza''; V. Amia AVashburn'^ ; 
YI. Oliver'^; YII. Jennet'"'; VIII. Abignir'; IX. Jennet«; 
X. Susanna''; XL Betsey''. 

2710. I. PiTiLLUiEin", 1). Jan. 9, 1T6G ; m. 1TR7, Seth 
Allen*^, son of Nathan'' and Betty (Allen) AVhitman, b. 3Iay, 
17G4; d. May, 1840, aged 7G; she d. Dec., 1834; see line. 

2711. II. Zexas", b May 12, 1767; m. 1791, Sarah, 
daughter of Isaac and Joanna" (Packard) Allen, b. 1 7G9 ; 
d. Feb. 24, 1857, aged 88: he purchased a farm at ]*Iinot, 
Me., and resided there the greater portion of his life ; he 
d. No. Auburn, Jan. 25, 1849, aged 83; 9 c. 



2712. 1. Amos", b. E. Bridgewater, Oct. 1(», 1792; m. Aug. 27, 
1815, AYealtliy, daughter of -lolm and Sarah (Gilbert) Dillingham, 
b. Minot, Jan. 4, 179(); d. March 17, 1883; he d. of consumption 
at Auburn, Jan., 1S8(> : S c. 

2713. LoviCE DiLLiXGnAM*. h. Minot, Feb. 13, 1S17 ; m. Dec, 
20, 1S3S, Alvin, son of Jacob Woodman ; she d. Auburn, June 13, 
1S43; he d. Sept. 13, 1839: no issue. 

2714. ^ylLLIAM lIoLLiSTO-N^ b. Minot, Aug. 2S, 1818: m. 
Brockton, Alass., May, 1845, :\rrs. Susan (Davis) Gilbert; he d. 
Havana, Cuba, Nov, 25, 1S62; she resides Brockton; no issue, 

2715. Sarah Gilbeht-, b. Sept. 20, 1820: m. Oct. 3, 1841, 
Hiram, son of Asa and Abigail (Dillingham) Phillips : a farmer ; 
residence, E. Turner; she d. Auburn, Oct. 21, 1877; 2 c. 

2716. Susan [Maria Phillips', b. Nov. 4, 1812 ; m. Dec. 25, 18T.J, William S. 
Woodbury ; a printer ; residence, Portland, ^le. ; she d. April 8, 1878 ; 
he d. Oct. 7, isso . i ^ 

2718. Sarah >!. Woodbury'", b. April 3. 1878. 

2719. Amos Walter Phillips'', b. Oct. 12, 18-17; m. Nov. 27, 1871, Hatlie 
Adelia, daughter of Aaron and Myra (Holmes) Millet ; a farmer ; resi- 
dence. Turner ; 1 c. 

2720. Herbert Walter Phillips'", b. July 23, 1874. 

2721. Ann Bailey\ b. Foxen.ft, Me., March 25, 1822; m. 1. 



JOnX WHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 177 

Auburn, April 13, 1842, Dexter i3earcc, son of Freedom and Polly 
(Keith) Dillini,diaui, 1». Aug. 5, 1815: d. Jan. 7, 18-10; in. 2. Xov., 
1851, Jacob, son of Lemuel and Betsy (Jones) Nasli, b. 'Slay 12, 
1832; residence, E. Auburn: G c. 

2702. Ellon Adelia Dillinghaiu\ b. Feb. 9, 1843 ; m. Oct. 1, 1862, Henry 
Sujiiiier, son of Ironson and Pollj' (Briggs) Drake, b. April 30, 1889 ; 
residence, E. Auburn ; 3 c. 

2723. (Daugliter) Drake^'^ b. June 18 ; d. July 9, 18G5. 

2724. Anne Louise Drake-"; b. March 10. 1807. 

2725. Susie Phillips Drake'", b. June 2G, 1872. 

2720. Lovice Ann Dillingham'', b. Sept. 2o. 1847; ni. March, 1866. Albion 
Augustus, son of Ironson and Polly (Briggs) Drake, b. Jan. 17, lb37 ; 
they resided at Auburn, where she d. Feb. 27, 1873 ; he now resides 
Tildon, Lewis Co., "W. T. ; 2 c. 

2727. Wallace Everett Drake^", b. Sept. 10, 1806. 

2728. Edith Lovice Drake"', b. Nov. 18 ; d. Nov. 29, 1873. 

2729. Frank Willis Nash", b. May 2, 1853 ; m. 1. Dtc. 25. 1873, Alice, daugh- 
ter of Freeman and Ann Allen, d. Aug. 18. 1875 : in. 2. Nov. 8, 1876. 
Adelia, daughter of Otis and Clarinda Holt : residence. Auburn ; 1 c. 

2730. George Otis Xiu-h"', b. March 26, 1882. 

2731. Horace Edgar Nash'-', b. May 1, 1850; m. Nov. 3, 1S82, Mrs. Anua L.. 
widow of Samuel Higgins and daughter of Sullivan and Mahala 
Parker; residence. Auburn. 

2733. (A daughter) Na^h'', b. May 12 ; d. June, 1800. 

2733. Frederick Augustus Nash-', b. Dec. 25, 1803: unmarried; residence, E. 
Auburn. 

2734. Betsey Staples', b. Guilford, Me., June, 20, 1823 ; m. 
Sept. 12, 1849, Albion, son of AYilliam and Araminta (rettingill) 
Allen ; residence, Auburn, where slie d. June 2, 1801 : he d. June 
14, 1882 ; 1 c. 
2735. Lizzie Etta Allen'', b. Aug. 1856 : unmarried ; residence, N. Auburn. 

2736. Wealthy Makia^ b. Jan. 13 ; d. Xov. 24, 1825. 

2737. Susax Maria*, b. Aug. 24, 182G; d. Feb. 18, 1828. 

2738. xVmos Allen*, b. Feb. 26, 1828; d. Feb. 21, 1829. 



2739. 2. Elmira', b. Dec. 30, 1794; d. Xo. Auburn, April 12, 
1856 ; unmarried. 

2740. 3. Charles IJay', b. July 13, 1796; m. 1818; Mrs. 
Prudence Hjde, widow of Isaac Dillingham ; residence, Auburn, 
where he d. March 21, 1853; she d. 1874, aged 91 ; 2 c. 

2741. Yeroxa Zelon*, b. Sept. 8, 1818 ; m. Francis Shaw of 
Peru, Me.; she d. Dec. 8, 1853 ; he m. 2. Xov. 17, 1S5.3, liebecca 
Smith; he d. Sept. 11, 1865, from injuries received by being thrown 
from a wagon ; 1 c, 

2742. Henry Shaw', b. about 1852 ; is said to reside at Livermore. 
12 



178 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2743. Almaron^, b. April 15, 1S20 ; m. Stougliton, Mass., by 
Eev. Isaac Smith, Oct. 24, 1S45, Mrs. Liicinda (Linlield) Snow ; he 
d. E. Auburn, July 1, 1S.j2; she d. Auo-. 3, 1S64; no issue. 

2744. 4. Harriet", b. April 13, 1798 ; d. Auburn, April 30, 
1859 ; unmarried. 

2745. 5. l^AKZA^, b. Poland, :^[e , Oct. 10, 1800; m. Feb. 26, 
1835, Martha, daughter of Zebulon and Patty (Howard) Cvaits. b. 
Oct. 1806 ; they resided at Minot and later at Auburn, where he d. 
July 18, 1S72, aged 72 ; she was living at W. xVuburn in 1882 ; 3 c. 

274G. Martha Ann^, b. April 20, 1836 ; m. Lisbon, Me., June, 
1856, Amos Whitman^, son of AYilliam Page and Sarah (Whitman') 
Douglas, b. Sept. 14, 1837; a shoemaker, residing for many years 
at Lynn ; she was divorced and now resides at Boston ; he has 
since married, see line ; 3 c. 

27-17. Edgar Howard Douglass'', b. Dec. 9, 1857 ; unmarried ; residence. Boston. 

2748. Lester Ehvin Douglass', b. Auburn, Dec. 28, 1859 ; d. Boston, Dec. 29, 
1879. 

2749. Alberta Edna Douglass^ b. Stoneham. Mass., Oct. 28, 1860 ; d. Boston, 
Nov. 28, 1880. 

2750. Edwin Eutuven^, b. Oct. 21, 1842 ; a farmer; residence, 
"W. Auburn ; unmari'ied. 



2751. 6. Zenas'^, b. Minot, District of Maine, Feb. 21, 1802 : m. 

May 28, 1829, Betsey, daughter of Oershom and Sally (Johnson) 

Holmes, b. Dec. 8, 1808: d. May 26, 1877: a carder and clothier 

at Berry's ]^^ills, Auburn (Minot), where he was one of the early 

settlers and lived from 1825 till his death, June 24, 1876 ; 5 c. 

[T]\e District of IMaine was incorporated a State, 1820 (from Massachusetts) ; 
Auburn was made a town from ]\iinot, 1842.] 

2752. Addison Roscoe^, b. Minot, May 27, 1830 ; m. Auburn, 
Sept. 18, 1852, Olive Yesta, daughter of Ezra and Mary (Given) 
Randall of Lewiston, b. Feb. 27, 1828; residence, E. Auburn ; 1 c. 
2753. Herbert xVddison', b. Auburn, Feb. 7, 1857; m. Dec. 25, 18S0, Laura 

Frances, daughter of Wilson and Betsey (Burton) Dodge of Turner ; 

residence, Auburn ; 4 c. 
2753a. Florence Ethel"\ b. Sept. 23, 1881. 
2753b. Hattie Burton^", b. May 6, 1883. 
2753c. Mabel Louise'^, b. Feb. 3. 1885. 
2753d. Burton Herbert'", b. April 1, 1886. 

2754. Harrison Otis^, b. Minot, Jan. 29, 1832; m. June 25, 
1855, ]\[aria, daughter of Aaron and Jane (Morse) Chandjerlain, b. 
Minot, June 5, 1834 ; a farmer, and occupies the homestead at E. 
Auburn ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 179 

2754a. Frances Ada^ b. Auburn, July 31, IboG ; m. Dec. 25, 1881, Frederick 

Fontaine Vickery ; residence, E. Auburn ; 1 c. 
:.'754b. Harry Whitman", b. Jan. 13, 18S(3. 
27o4c. Annie Wasliburn'-'. b. July 7, 18G5. 
2754d. Idella :Maria^ b. April 25, 1875, 

2755. J)avid Allen", b. Minot, Oct. 12. 1S34 ; m. May 22, 1872, 
Susan TiOgers, daughter of Libbeus and Eliza (Babsoii) J'oniiey. b. 
April 18, lb3S ; perved in loth Mass. Rogiment from 18*31 to 1865 • 
now postmaster at E. Auburn, Me. ; 1 c. 
2756. Charles Augustus', b. Jan. 14, 1879. 

2757. Mary Jank^ b. Minot, Sept. 24, 1837; m. Auburn, Oct. 
22, 1S5U, Stillman Thorpe', son of Jamcs^ and Sally (Thorpe) Allen, 
b. Aug. 10, 1824; d. Oct., L877; was a shoe manufacturer and 
musician ; she resides at E. Auburn ; 1 c. 
2758. Alton Holmes Allen- , b. Nov, 7, 1868. 

2759. Alonzo Gaecelon'^, b. Minot, Se])t. 7, 1842; m. Melrose, 
Mass., iSIov. 27, 1870, Florence Maria, daughter of Allen Charles 
and Fanny Electa (Stebbin?) Goss, b. Sept. 10, 1857; she entered 
Boston University, 1876 ; he graduated at Edward Little Institute, 
Aubm-n. 1866, and at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me., 1870 ; 
M'as instructor at Bowdoin College one year ; sub-master in the 
English nigh School, Boston, three years, and has been master of 
Melrose High School twelve years; residence, Melrose; author of 
of "JSTotes on Mineralogy," Boston, 1873 ; 1 c. 
2760. Harold Allen", b. May 23. 1885. 



2761. 7. xVnna Washburn^, b. Oct. 31, 1806; m. Augusta, 
Feb. 26, 1852, Ingerson Parker, b. Greene, Me., Oct. 8, 1808; d. 
Auburn, Feb. 6, 1881; she was his 2d wife; he m. 1. June 26, 
1838, his cousin, Pameha Parker, who d. Oct. <j, 1850 ; was em- 
ployed for many years in the mills at Lowell, Mass., and accumu- 
lated considerable property ; she resides Greene, aged 81 : no 
issue. 

2762. 8. Sarah Jackson', b. Oct. 30, 1806; m. May, 1834, 
William Page Douglass, b. Lewiston, Me., July 12, 1812 ; d. St. 
Joseph, Minn., March 16, 1880 ; he fell from a load of hay and 
broke his neck ; she d. Po.^coe, 111., Sept. 14, 1872 ; he m. 2. Lynn, 
Mass. Oct. 28, 1873, Lizzie Pogers ; 7 c, 2 of whom d. in infancy. 

2763. Harrison L. Douglass', b. Wales, Me., Oct. 29, 1835 ; 
m. Livermore, Octuvia A. Griliiths ; she d. Oct. 15, 1876; residence, 
Beluit, Wis. ; 2 c. 



180 THE DESCEND.A^TTS OF 

2764. Clara Jane Douglass^ b. Aug. 21, 1800 ; ni. 18S4, Jesse F., son of Fred- 
erick and Clara ]\-)u-ell, b. Wayne Co., N. Y. ; residence, Broadhead, 
Wis. ; 1 c.' 

27G5. Jessie Powell'", b. July 11, 1885. 

27CG. Elmer E. Douglass'', b. June 1. 18G4 ; residence, Minneapolis. 

2707. Amos Wihtmax I)ouulas.s', b. Minot, Sept. 14, 1837; 
m. 1. Lisbon, Me., June, 185(), 2\Iartlia Ann^, daughter of Barza" 
and Martlia (Crafts) Whitman, b. April 20, 1839 ; she was divorced 
and assumed ]ier maiden name ; residence, Boston ; m. 2, Oct. 22, 
1872, Martlia B. McKay of St. Jolm, K B. ; resided at Lynn till 
1881, when he removed to Epj^ing, X. H. ; at present residing at 
Western Hotel, Elmira, X. Y. ; his family reside at Lynn ; 7 c. 

2768. Edgar Howard Douglass", b. Dec. 9, 1857 ; residence, Boston ; un- 
married. 

2769. Lester Edwin Douglass^, b. Dec. 28, 1859 ; d. Dec. 20, 1879 ; unmarried. 

2770. Alberta Edna Douglass'-^, b. Stoneham, Mass., Oct. 28, ISOO ; d. Boston, 
Nov. 28, 1880. 

2771. Ethel Jackson Douglass'^ b. March 17, 1875. 

2772. Grace Ann Douglass^ b. Jan. 1, 1S77. 

2773. Amos McKay Douglass'', b. April 19, 18S1. 

3774.. John Franklin Douglass", b. June 16 ; d. Aug. 28, 1883. 

2775. SuMXKR Page Douglass', b. Auburn, Oct. 18, 1639 ; 
m. Mabel Durgin ; he d. liumford, Me., July 28, 18G1 ; she re- 
sides Lewiston, Me. ; lias since mai-ried ; no issue. 

2776. LoviSA Ann Douglass^, b. Oct. 9, 1S48 ; m. Oct. 26, 
1867, Samuel Webster, son of Timothy Holt, b. June 27, 1826 ; a 
cabiiict maker ; residence, Hanover, Me. ; 4 c. 

2778. William C. Holt'', b. Nov. 15, 1868. 

2779. Amos Dillingham Holt", b. March 20, 1872. 

2780. Sarah Jackson Holt'', b. June 8, 1877. 

2781. Annie L, Holt", b. Jan. 20, 1879. 

• 2782. Zenas Wiiit^ian Douglass', b. June 18, 1819 ; m. Lynn, 
April 30, 1874, Margaret E., daughter of Alexander and Sarah 
McCurdy, b. Ilillsboro, X. S., April 19, 1852 ; a shoemaker ; resi- 
dence, Alexandria, Minn. ; 2 c. 

2783. Gertrude Florence Douglass^, b. Sept. 15, 1874. 

2784. Benjamin Sumner Douglass'', b. Oct. 1, 1883. 



2785. 9. David Allex', b. July 21, 1809; d. unmarried, of 
consumption, June 3, 1831. 



2780. III. Amos'"', b. 1768; he went to Ireland as a 
carpenter in the em})loy of a Mr. Coxe ; returned to Pliila- 
dclpliia, and has never been heard from ; is believed to 
have d. unmarried. 



JOHN' WHITMAN' OF WEYMOUTH. 181 

2787. IV. Baeza'', b. 1770; was lost at sea, Aug-., 1794 ; 
unmaiTied. 

27S8. V. Anna Wasiibukx'-, b. Sept. 8, 1771 ; m. Brldg-e- 
water, 3Iarcli 24, 1795, Tiiiiotliy, son of Israel and Martha 
(Packard) Bailey, b. Dec. 5, 1768; d. Feb. 23, 1831 ; tlie}^ 
settled at 3Iinot ; she d. Dec. 17, 1851, aged 81 ; 8 c, all 
b. Minot. 

2789. 1. Paklee Bailey', b. Dec. 31, 1705; d. May 22, 1816. 

2790. 2. SEM-i:N-TJiA Bailey*, b. Oct. 2, 1797; m. May 27. 1S21, 
Beniah, son of James and Mary (Carswell) Xilcs, b. Alio;. 9, ITUO; 
d. July 19, 1S72 ; residence, Turner, where she d. March 2, 1S73 • 
9 c. 

2791. Delphixa Parris Xiles', b. March 1S20 ; d. Auburn, 
June, 18S0 ; unmarried. 

2792. Erastus Xoble Xiles^ b. Dec. 20, 1S24 ; ra. Marcli 19, 
1S47, Lydia Cole, daughter of Dennis and Lydia (Hartwell) Hunt- 
ley, b. Xov. 17, 1632 ; lie d. Sept. 2, 1S50 ; she resides Auburn ; 1 c. 

2793. Ella Noble Xiles". b. Sept. G, 1S50 ; ra. Marcli 9, 186S, Sidlivau Haines, 
son of Levi and Alinira J. (DaTis) Stockman, b. Aug. 30, 18i7 ; resi- 
dence. Auburn ; 1 c. 

2794. Helen Myla Stockmani", b. Feb. IG, 1S69. 

2795. Hiram Hexry Niles^ b. April 2, 1S25; m. Oct. 24, 
1850, Melinda ^Yashburn^ daughter of Stephen and Abigail (^Vhit- 
manS) Latham, b. July 12, 1S19 ; a lather; residence, Lynn ; 2 c, 
b. Auburn. 

2796. Frank Orlando Xiles-', b. Nov. 17, 1851 ; m. Oct. 20, 1881, Mary Flor- 
ence, daughter of Caleb W. and Clarissa C. (Brown) Marsh, b. July 17, 
1857 ; a shoe cutter ; residence, 51 Chestnut St., Lynn ; is a member of 
National Band of Lynn ; 3 c. 

2797. Clara Melinda Niles'", b. July 8, 1883. 

2798. Angle Florence X^iles^", b. July 19, 1884. 

2799. xVrthur Frank Xlles-", b. July 21, 18SG. 

2800. Harry Latham Niles', b. June 14, 1857; m. Dec. 31, 1880, Minnie B., 
daughter of William and Mary Helen (Shaw) Brown, b. Clement, N. S., 
May 20, 1857 ; a sJioe cutter ; residence, Lynn ; no issue. 

2S01. Bexaiah Xiles^, b. May 22, 1S27; ni. March 4, 1853, 
Matilda A., daugliter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Allen) Field, b. 
March U, 1S33; he d. May 17, 1863; she m. 2. June 10, 1SS3, 
Benjamin Fowler ; residence, Lewiston ; 4 c. 
2803. Henry Albert Niles'. b. May 14, 1854; m. April 21, 1872, Albertina T., 

daughter of James and Abbiu (Coombs) Booker, b. Feb. 20, 1853 ; a 

luason ; residence, 20 Elm st., Lowiston ; 6 c. 



182 V THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2803. John A. Niles'", b. Oct. 19, 1873. 

280-1. Anna M. Niles'", b. Marcli 30, 1875. 

2804a. Frank W. Niles^", b. May 8 : d. Aug. 3, 1876. 

2805. Eldora G. Niles^", b. Oct. 1, 1877 ; d. Feb. 22, 18S1. 

2806. EuKone W. Niles»'\ b. April 21, 1881. 

2806a. Gc-onre Nilcs' ', b. May 13, 1881 ; d. July 23, 1885. 

2807. Eldora M. Nilcs^ b. April 22, 1857 : ra. Aug. 27, 1884, Edvs'in F., son of 
John Y. and Sarah Scranton, b. Jan. 23, 1857 ; a tailor ; residence, 
LeAvi.ston. 

2808. Hattie M. Niles^ b. Oct. 3, 1858 : m. Nov. 28, 1880, William L., son of 
Elbridge H. and Orarille S. RacklilT, b. Industry, Me., March 8, 1859 ; a 
fanner ; residence. Industry ; 1 c. 

2809. Dora Estelle RacklilT'', b. Sept. 28. 1882. 

2810. Anna M. Niles-, b. June 4, 1861 ; d. Dec. 30, 1862. 

2811. Tbiotiiy Bailey Xiles", b. Nov. 20, 1S29 ; m. June, 
1856, Maria, daugliter of William 11. and Soplironia (IIarlo^Y) 
Francis, b. May 2, 1837; tliey resided at Auburn; he d. Oct. 27, 
1864 ; was killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, Ya. ; slie resides Can- 
ton ; o c. 

2812. Fanny Florence Niles^ b. April 12, 1857 ; m. Nov. 11, 1877, Dr. Albion 
K. P., son of Albert and Satira (Eastman) Harvey, b. May 10, 1845 ; a 
physician ; residence. Auburn ; no issue. 

2813. Fred. A. Niles'', b, Nov. 2, 1858 ; a farmer ; residence. Canton ; un- 
married. 

2814. Frank E. Niles% b. Aug. 5, 1860 ; residence, Canton : unmarried. 

2815. HoLSEY Eealy Niles", b. Ano;. 22, 1S31 : ni. Au^^ 27, 
1865, Lavina R. Stoneuni, b. MarcIi 4, 1S39 ; a merchant : residence, 
Cleburne, Texas ; 6 c. 

2816. Nellie Niles''. b. Aug. 10, 1860. 

2817. Albert Iliram Niles''. b. Dec. 25, 1867. 

2818. Mary Bearce Niles', b. July 30, 1870 ; d. Nov.. 1879. 

2819. Josei.h Henry Niles''. b. Aug. 23, 1872 ; d. Aug., 1875. 

2820. Frances Ada Niles-', b. Jan. 28, 1875. 

2821. Carrie Belle Niles', b. June 30, 1877. 

2822. Anna ^'iles", b. Aug. 8, 1832; m. Charles Warren; she 
d. July 15, 1859 ; 1 c. 
2823. Delia AVarren Nilcs'', b. ; unmtirried. 

2824. Nahum Niles"", b. about 1835 : d. unmarried, in the army, 
1862. 

2825. JosEni Niles^ b. Sept. 13, 1837; m. Nov. IS, 1860, 
Angle, daughter of Charles and Diana (Drake) Parker, b. Nov. 20, 
1837; he d. Auburn, April 25, ISSl ; she resides Auburn: 7 c., 
none married. 

2826. Burton W. Nilos'^ b. Sept. 14. 1801. 

2827. Arthur E. Niles^ b. April 10, 1863 ; d. Sept. 26. 1864. 



JOUN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 183 



2S28. Hermon H. Niles^ b. July 18, 1867. 

2829. Mabel P. Niles'', b. Aug. 11, 1869. 

2830. Millard P. Niles'', b. June 16, 1871. 

2831. Carrie E. Niles'', b. Sept. 1, 1873. 
283.2. Charles D. Niles^', b. Aug. 24, 1876. 



2S33. 3. Cyrus J3ailey', b. June 9, 1799; m. Oct. 25, 1S21 
Ann Packard, b. April 9, 1799; d. April 2, 1S76 ; tliej resided at 
Miuot; he d. Dec. IS, 1S7S, aged 79; 10 c. 

2S3-1. Parley Augustus Bailey'^, b. Dec. 5, 1822 ; ra. Sanger- 
ville, Me., Jan. 21, 1817, Juditli Betsey, daughter of Moses and 
Patience (Clough) Gihnan, b. Saugerville, Aug. 21, 1S29 ; a farmer ; 
residence, Sangerville; 9 c, all residing Sangerville. 

283.1. Mary Elizabeth Bailey'\ b. Oct. 18. 1847; m. Sebec, Me., Oct. 80. 1873, 
Abilene Starbird of Dover, Me. : a farmer : 2 c. 

2836. Winnie A. Starbird''", b. April 5. 1877. 

2837. Irving G. Starbird'", b. April 13, 1880. 

2838. Emma Frances Bailev' , b. July 23, 1S49 ; d. Jan. 31. 1862. 

2839. Isabella Josephine Bailey ^ b. April 11, 1852 : d. Jan. 31, 1862. 

2840. Frederick Augustus Bailey\ b. May 28. 1854; m. Dexter, Me.. Feb. 7, 
1855, Etta E. Dunning of Charleston, Me. : a farmer. 

2841. Gihnan Parrin Bailey^, b. May 25, 1857: m. Dexter, Sept. 29, 1884, 
Minnie E. Burgess of Dover, Me. ; a farmer : 1 c. 

2842. Frank Elmer Baileyi^ b. May 8. 1885. 

2843. Ida Bailey", b. Jan. 10. 1859 : d. Nov. 15, 1861. 

2844. Eddie Bailey', b. May 25 : d. Nov. 8. 1861. 

2845. Roseita Lillian Bailey', b. July 25. 18G3. 

2846. Ellen Patience Bailey', b. Oct' 9, 18G6. 

2817. Amanda P. Bailei-', b. Oct. 15, 1821 ; m. May 21, 1855, 
Alvarado D., son of Stephen II. and Lavinia (Powers) Sp>raguc, b. 
Sept. 26, 1821; a fanner ; residence, Hammond, '\Vabasha Co., 
Minn. ; no issue. 

2818. Oliver AVhitman Bailey\ b. May 15, 1820 ; m. July 
21, 1851, Melinda Whitman', daughter of Peleg and Betsey (Whit- 
mans) PaTidall, b. Oct. IG, 1829; a slioemaker ; residence. Auburn, 
Me. ; 3 c. 

2849. Rosa L. Bailey', b. April 29, 1854 : d. Sept. 23, 1855. 

2850. Elmer Randall Bailey^', b. Oct. 22, 18G0. 

2851. Bell B. Bailey-', b. Oct. 17, 1862. 

2852. xMontraville C. Bailey^ b. May 25, 1828 ; m. Sept. 22, 
1852, Mary, daughter of Stephen II. and Layinia (Powers) Sprague, 
b. Dec. 31, 1832 ; a farmer; residence Sangerville; no issue. 

2853. Matilda BAILEY^ b. July 7, 1830; m. Oct. IG, 1855, 
Go\yen, son of Stephen and Olive (Go\yen) Dexter, b. March 22, 
1828; a farmer; residence, Sangerville ; 5 c. 



1S4: THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2854. Nellie Viella Doxtcr\ b. Nov. 4, 1806 ; d. July 10, 1801. 

2855. William Gaylon Dexter'^, b. Feb. 3, lS-)9 ; unmarried, at home. 
2650. Lettie May Dexter', b. May 24, 1860 ; unmarried. 

2857. John Lincoln Dexter', b. Oct. 13, 1862 ; m. May 2, 1885, Nellie May 
Gould ; residence. Sangerville. 

2858. Herbert Stanley Dexter', b. Sept. 24, 1805. 

2859. Betsey Cailey^, b. Jnly20, 1S32; d. Xov. in, 1854 ; ini- 
married. 

2860. NE^E^[IAH Bailey', b. June 1, 1S85 ; m. Aug. 26, 1S59, 
Caroline II., daughter of Samuel and Caroline (Bryant) Maxim, b. 
May 22, 1840 ; they resided at Sangerville, where he d. April 24, 
1862 ; she has since ra. Feb. 21, 1S67, George B. True, and resides 
at Dexter ; 1 c. 

2861. Luette A. Bailey^ b. March 21, 1S61 ; d. April 16, 1862. 

2SC2. ]Maey Jane Bailey^ b. June 18, 1837; m. Sept. 8, 
1866, Joseph Charles, son of AYilliam and Abigail (Nudd) Trickey, 
b. Dec. It, 1812 ; a farmer ; residence, Mulvane, Kansas ; 2 c. 

2803. Wilbur A. Trickey^, b. March 3. 18GS : d. Nov. 7, 1869. 
2864. Harold A. M. Trickey', b. Feb. 15, 1881. 

2865. Melyina BAILEY^ b. Ang. 19. 1810 ; m. Xov. 27, 1862, 
Alviu B., son of Jesse L. and Hannah ^V. (Blue) Fogg, b. Feb. 1-4, 
1835 ; residence, Dexter ; 2 c. 

2866. Lottie Fogg-', b. April 18, 1864. 

2867. Etta M. Fogg^ b. Sept. 24, 1878. 

2868. Louise A. Bailey^ b. Ang. 10, 1842; m. 1. Dec. 81, 
1865, George F., son of Nehemiah and Eliza (Sanborn) Lougee, b. 
Aug. 14, 1839 ; d. Xov. 15, 1877 ; m. 2. Aug. 3, 1879, Elias Smith, 
son of Amos and Sarah (Hamilton) Higgins, b. Garland, Feb. 22, 
1839 ; residence, Charleston, ]Me. ; 3 c. 

2809. Idella May Lougee^ b. Sangerville. Jan. 19, 1867. 

2870. Evelyn A. Lougee-', b. Sangerville, July 1, 1669 ; d. Dexter, April 18, 
1877. 

2871. Ralph E. S. Higgins', b. Nov. 19, 1883. 



2872. 4. Timothy Bailey', b. Minot, Xov. 6, 18()2 ; m. May 
28, 1829, Louisa, daughter of Gershom and Sally (Johnson) Holmes ; 
a very pubhc-spirited man ; held several responsible offices in Au- 
burn ; served several terms in the Legislature ; d. July 2, 1884, 
beloved by all; she d. Dec. 19, 1884 ; 2 c. 

2873. Oscar Dana Bailey', b. March 11, 1830 ; m. xVuburn, 
Jan. 26, 1852, Abigail Copeland, daughter of Daniel and Abigail 
(Kinsley) Kinsley, b. Jan. 1, 1830 ; one of the leading men in 



jonx WHiT:irAX of weymouth. 185 

Auburn, M'liere he resides ; was elected Alderman in ISTl, and 
served for several term^ ; Street Commissioner from 1SG9-1S72 ; 
Assessor for past six years ; elected County Commissioner in 1879 
for a term of six years ; served in the Lci^-isiature, 18(55, '6G, '71, '72 • 
5 c. 

2874. Nellie Cornelia Bailey-', b. Nov. 1. 1S55 ; d. Sept. 15, 1870. 

2875. Ellton Dana Bailey-', b. Jan. 2H. 1860. 

2876. Etta Louise Bailey'-', b. Feb. 16. 1862; m. Jan. 13,1883, Frank E., son 
of Joseph and Julia Crooker. 

2877. Carroll Eugene Bailey", b. Sept. 26. 1865. 

2878. George Oscar Bailey', b. June 17, 1867. 

2879. Timothy Augustus BAILEY^ b. Sept. 22, 1835 ; m. 
Dexter. Me., Jan. 10, 1802, .Nellie E., daughter of Samuel and 
Hannah (Card) Silvia, b. Jan. 15, 1836; a farmer and veterina- 
rian; residence, jS". Auburn; 1 c. 

2880. Charles Allen Bailey-', b. Oct. 28, 1863; m. April 22, 1886, Mabel M., 
daughter of Frank and Orissa Jenkins of Auburn. 



2881. 5. Betsey Whitman Bailey^, b. Xov. 3, 1801; m. Jan. 
17, 1830, Gcrshom Delano, son of Gershom and Sally (Jolmsou) 
Holmes ; a farmer ; residence, X. A uburn, where he is much re- 
spected ; 8 c. 

2882. Emily Jane Holmes^ b. Xov. 13, 1830 ; m. May 1, 
1858, Alden, son of Cyrus and Susan (Akleu) Bray, b. Aprif 12, 
1829 ; residence, Auburn ; 2 c. 

2883. Orlando Bert Bray^ b. 3Iay 22, 1858 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Brockton, 
Mass. ; unmarried. 

2884. Charles Holmes Bray^ b. Oct. 21, 1867. 

2885. Charles Augustus Holmes^ b. March 24, 1833 ; d. 
WiUiamsport, Md., Feb. 20, 1862 ; was a member of Co. H, 13th 
Mass. Vols., having enlisted from Stoneham, Mass. 

2886. Louisa Starr Holmes^ b. May 8. 1835 ; m. Dec. 13, 
1855, Cyrus Hall ; an engineer on the Maine Central Itaih'oad ; she 
d. Xov. 22, 1861, without is.sue ; he afterwards m. 2. 1868, Lydia 
Marston, who d. 1871 : m. 3. :Mary Goodwin. 

2887. Frances E. Holmes^ b. April 16, 1837; d. March 22, 
1855. 

2888. Silas Gershom Holmes', b. Feb. 26, 1839 ; d. Xov. 26, 
1856. 

2889. Mary Ann HoLMES^ b. March 17, 1811: d. ^^fay 20, 
1856. 

2890. Dana Dexter Holme.s'^, b. June, 22, 1843 ; d. Sept. 28, 
1844. 



186 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

2891. Dana Bailey IIor,MEs\ b. :Marcli 12. I'^-tS : in. 1. Jan. 9, 
18G7. Emily, danp;liter of John and Alraeda (Sam])son) Perry ; m. 
2. J. Giistie Greene: a shoemaker; residence, Auburn ; no issue. 



2S02. 0. Naiil'm Mitchell Uailey', b. Marcli 24, ISOS ; m. 
naliiax, Mass., May 21, 1837, Phebe Thompson, b. xVpril 1, 1810; 
1 c. 

2S93. Henrietta Bailey^', b. March 24, ISS'^ ; m. Turner, 
Dec. 2G, 185S, Horace Xewton, son of Abisha and Emeline (Cliild) 
Joliupon, b. Oct. 18, 1S30 ; residence IST. Auburn ; 4 c. none married. 

289i. Plolfna Melissa Johusoiv', b. Oct. 10, 18.j9 : a teacher ; residence, No. 

Aubiiru. 
280.1. Mary Frances Johnson', b. Nov. 22. ISGl ; a bookkeei:)er ; residence, 

Boston. 
2890. Oscar Eugene Johnson^ b. Jan. 10. 18G5. 
2897. Annie Susan Johnson^ b. July 11, 1874. 



2898. 7. Jane ]1viley", b. Nov. 23, 1810 ; d. Aug. 22, 1814. 

2899. 8. Lucius Bailey^ b. Jan. 21. 1813: m. 1. July 10, 1841, 
Eunice, daughter of James and Bethia (Clapp) Torrey, b. Feb. 25, 
1817; d. July 17, 1851 ; m. 2. B>cc. 22, 1852: ^lary, daughter of 
Thomas and Abigail (Knight) Fra>ier. b. May 29. 1812 ; 3 c. 

2900. Sarah Torrey Bailey\ b. Aug. 28, 1842; m. Anbuni, 
June 30, 1806, Pliineas son of "\^"illerbee and Betsey A. (Lyford) 
Clough ; controls the stage line between Auburn and Livermore ; 
1 c. 

2901. Sarah Alice Clough% b. June 2(i, 1808. 

2902. Henry Harrison Bailey", b. Aug. 25, 1844; m. Sept., 
1870, Amanda Nfahala. daughter of John and Almeda (Sampson) 
Perry; residence, Auburn; 1 c. 

2902a. Florence 31. Bailey-'. 

2903. l^ETHiA Clap? Bailey', li. June 25, 1849; d. June G, 
1852. 

2904. VI. Olive'', b 1774; d. young. 

2905. VII. Jennet", b. 1777; d. yoiuig. 

290G. VIII. A i-.igail'', b. August 22, 1779; m. 1. Minot, 
]\Ie., Aug. 20, ISOI, Ste})lieii, son of Thomas and Abigail 
(Hanmer) Latham, b. Aug. 2o, 1768; d. Feb. 1, 1824; 
he was a nail maker ; m. 2. April, 1827, Josiali Staples; 
she d. Auburn, .Ale., Aug. 19, 1857, ag-ed 78; 10 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 187 

2907. 1. Sumner Latham", b. Minot, Jan. 28, 1803 ; m. 1. Mary 
J. Hill, b. June 4, 181-i; d. May U. 1848 ; m. 2. July 8, 1851, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Smith of Gallipulis, Ohio ; he removed to Yirginia and 
d. Cologne, AV. Y., Dec. 27, ISTG; 5 c, by 1st m. 

2008. SuMNEii IlAiiKisoN Latham^ b. Feb. 20, 1 841 ; d. April 
17, 18G3; was killed at the fiiege of Yicksburgh; a n^ember of the 
'Ith Ya. (Union) A'ols. ; unmarried. 

2909. Charles Thomas Latham", b. Marcli 24, 1843; m. 
March 19, 1882, Eva Rogers; a pilot; residence, Pt. Pleasant, 
Mason Co., AV. A"a. ; no issue. 

2910. Mary Latham', b. April 10, 1845 ; d. Xov. 12, 1847. 

2911. Lorenzo Latham'', b. May 17, 1847; resides on the home- 
stead ; a farmer : unmarried. 

2912. Elizabeth Latham^ b. April 23, 1848 ; d. Xov. 10, 1351. 

2913. 2. Maria Latham", ]>. Minot, March 27, 1804; m. L 
May 1, 1822 Evi, son of John and Alary (Shaw) Xeedham, b. Aug. 
19,"l795; d. Feb. 6, 1859; m. 2. Sept. 19, 18G1, Enoch D. Stiles; 
he d. June,' 18C7 ; she resides E. Bethel, aged 88 ; 9 c, b. Bethel. 

2914. John Needham^ b. July 2, 1823 ; m. July 11, 1853, 
Irene, daughter of Thom^as and Sophronia (Crooker) Lapham, b. May 
1, 183G ; residence. AA^. Bethel ; 3 c. all unmarried. 

2915. Jeannette Needham', b. April 23, 1856. 

2916. Sumner H. Needhaiir', b. July 22. 1859 ; d. Dec. 1, 1879. 

2917. Charles G. Needhanr', b. June 9. 1861. 

2918. PtUEL AViLKiNS Needham-', b. Jan. 11, 1826; m. Dec. 
2G, 1857, Phileua F., daughter of Daniel B. and Semantha (Cole) 
AVhiting, b. !Nov. 10, 1835 ; residence, Pumford ; 1 c. 
2919. Charles Henry Needhani'\ d. in infancy. 

2920. Sumner Henry Xeedham^, b. March 2, 1828 ; m. Law- 
rence, Jan. 1, 1857, Hannah M., daughter of John and Betsey 
(Thompson) Johnson, b. Sanford, Me., Jan. 1, 1837; he was for 
se\'eral years a member of Co. I, Gth Regiment M. Y. M., and at- 
tained the rank of 1st Lieutenant, but resigned in 18G0 ; early in 
18G1 he again joined the company- as a private, upon its departure 
f':'r AVashington was a]ipointed a Corporal ; he was mortally M'ounded 
in tlie passage through Baltimore, April 19, 1861, and d. there, 
April 26, 1861 ; his widow resides at 133 Concord st., Lawrence, 
Mass. : 1 c. 



1S8 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

30ei. Sumner Henry Needhanv', b. Nov. 19, 1861; m. July 10, 1S81, Lizzie 
Jane, daughter of John Clark and Angelina Lucinda (iMcFarland) Car- 
penter, b. May S, lsG3 : a nui^son; residence, 133 Concord st., Lawrence, 
2 c. 

29-20. (A daugliter) Xeodhani'". b. Dec. 2o ; d. Dec. 27, 1883. 

2923. Sumner llt-nry Xeodham. Jr."', b. April 30, 18So. 

2921. Olive Makia Xeeduam', b. Dec. 19, 1829 : in. June 21, 
18-lS, Jonathan Mtidison, son of Elias and Judith (Farnam) Bai'tlett, 
b. Marelx J 3, 1S2(); a farmer; residence, E. Bethel ; 1 c. 
2925. Hattie Emma Bartlett", b. May 1"), ls57 : m. July 1. 18S1, Eugene, son 

of Francis C. and Catharine ("Wardwell) Bean, b. June 27, 1850 ; a 

blacksmith and farmer ; residence, E. Bethel. 

2926. Otis Sylvester Xeedham', b. Aug. 18, 1881 ; m. Aj^iil 
17, 1857, Emma, daughter of Jolin and Abigail (Eevnolds) Shaw, 
b. ^^ov. 16, 1830 ; he d. Bethel, July 21, ISSO ; she resides with her 
daughter at Gorhani, X. II. ; 2 c., b. Bethel. 

2927. Abbie Maria Needliam", b. Aug. 10, 1858 ; m. Nov. 25, 1879, Edward 
Nevens, son of Jolin and Lucy Ann (Anderson) Anderson, b. Dec. 21, 
1855 ; an engineer ; residence, Gorham ; 1 c. 

2928. Harold Chester Anderson"', b. May 3, 1885. 

2929. Frank Eugene NeedJiam", b. Jan. 30, 18G2 ; married ; a machinist : 
residence, Gorliam. 

2930. Clarissa Needham^, b. Aug. 17, 1835 ; m. Jan. 14, 
1857, Gorham, son of Luther and Eydia (Packard) Whitney, b. 
June 21, 1832; she d. Holyoke, Mass.j xlug. 25, 1864; he m. 2. 
Feb. 5, 1876, Anne, daughter of John and Rachel Ann (Wilcox) 
Goodhue, b. June 27, 1852 ; residence, Machias, Me. ; 3 c. 

2931. Ella Florence Whitiiey-', b. Sept. 21, 1858 ; d. Sept. 2, 1859. 

2932. Clara Emma Wliitney', b. Aug. 20, 1861 ; unmarried ; residence, 47 
Tobey St.. Providence, R. I. 

2932a. ^William Everett Wliitney-', b. July 15 ; d. Aug. 10, 1864. 

Note.— 3 c. by 2d m. : Carroll Packard Whitney, b. March 5, 1878 ; Delia 
Goodhue Whitney, b. Feb. 24, 1881 ; Wyman Harvev Whitney, b. Feb. 13. 
1884. 

2933. Charles M. Xeedham', b. July, 1837; m. 1. 1862, 
Lucy Eggleston ; m. 2. 1868, , Moulton; 1 c, by 2d m. 

2934. Melinda Latham Xeedham^ b. July 17, 1839 ; ra. May 
6, 1865, Christopher, son of Humphrey and Lydia (Holt) Bean, b. 
Jan. 1, 1833; a farmer and macliinist ; residence. Bethel; 1 c. 
2935. Ella Maria Bean ', b. Feb. 6, 1867. 

2936. Emily Etta NEEDnAM\ b. Dec. 15, 1845 ; m. June 17, 
1863, John Gould, son of William and Hannah (Gould) Xewell. b. 
BiLxton, ]\re., Se])t. 19, 1839 ; a machinist ; residence, Xew Haven, 
Conn. ; 2 c. 



JOnX WHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 1S9 

2937. Carrie Emma Newell-', b. Bethel, Feb. 18, 18(57. 
2038. Mabel Gould Newell-', b. New Ilaveu, Jan. 13, lb83. 

2039. 8. Olive Latham', b. Miiiot, March 2, 1806; d. im- 
iiiarried, of consumption, May 23, 1S28. 

2940. -i. Lucy Latham", h. Xorway, 'Sic, July 15, 180S ; m. 
Boston, March 18, 1832, Epliraim ^\Vard, son of Jonatlian and 
Lucy (Xourse) Ednumds, b. March 15. 1808 ; a carpenter and buil- 
der ; is a nieniber of Mechanics Association and of 1. O. O, F. ; 
residence, Dorchester, Mass. ; 8 c. 

29-41. Lucy Ellen Edmands^ b. Dec. 30, 1833; d. Sept 5 
1834. ' 

2942. Frances Allen Edmands', b. Feb. 3, 1835 ; m. Xov. 25. 
1855, Francis A., son of Edward and Martha Jenkins, b. Nov. 13, 
1822 ; d. March 22. ] 875 ; for many years a lithographer at Boston ; 
tlie last eight years of his life a provision merchant ; she resides 
Dorchester; G c, b. Dorchester. 

2943. Edward Francis Jenkins-', b. July 31. 1S57. 

2944. Horace Holt Jenkins-', b. Sept. 24, 1S63 ; d. Nov. 17, 1867. 
2943. Mabel Edmands Jenkins^ b. May 8 ; d. Aug. 11, 18(35. 

2946. Charles Edmands Jenkins^ b. Sept. 29, 1S67 : d. Sept. 16, 1SS6. 

2947. Harrison Latham Jenkins'', b. IMay 23; d. Nov. 11, 1869. 

2948. Ephi-aim "Ward Jenkins'', b. Sept. 14, 1870, 

2949. Lucy Latham Edmands', b. Feb. 4, 1837; residence, 
Dorchester ; unmarried. 

2950. Haeeiet Susan EDMANDs^ b. Nov. 10, 1839; d. Auo- 
2, 1840. 

2951. Susan Haeeiet Edmands^, b. April 1, 1841 ; m. Aug. 
12, 1860, Edmund Augustus, son of Samuel A. and Abigail A. 
(Whitman) Hyde, b. Oct. 2, 1834 ; she d. Jan. 14, 1867 ; see line. 

2952. Abigail A\"hitmax Edmands^ b. May 20 ; d. July, 1843. 

2953. Otis Whitman Edmands"^, b. July 4 ; d. Aug. 8, 1846. 

2954. Fean-k Whitman Edmands^, b. June 18, 1848; d. Nov 
12, 1854. 



2955. 5. Haerison Whitman Latham^ b. Norway, Me., Aug. 
24, 1810; m. Chelmsford, Mass., March 4, 1869, Lucy Ellen, 
daughter of Jonathan and Lucy (Nourse) Edmands, b. March 18, 
1830; he was brought up by Gov. Albion K. Parris, who offered to 
educate him, but he preferred to work out his time on Gov. Parris' 
farm at Bethel ; in 1828 he learned the trade of mason, residing in 



190 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Portland, 'Sic, till 1831, when he removed to J3oston ; in 1S40 he 
■went around the Horn to California, remaining there till 1S67, 
wlien lie returned to Boston ; is now in the employ of the O. C. 
11. R. ; residence, P]xchange st., Harrison sq., Boston; no issue. 

2956. 0. Chakles Whitman Latham-, b. Dec. 10, 1812 ; d. 
]S^orway, Feb. 21, 181-1. 

2957. 7. Abigail Han.aier Latham', b. Korway, Jan. 28, 1S15 ; 
m. Boston, Oct. 7, lSl-1, George, son of Aaron and Phoebe Garland 
(Littlefield) Littleiield, b. Kennebunk, Ale., Jnlj 31, 1815 ; went to 
Boston in 1832 ; ke])t a grocery store in Boston till 18-14, when he 
removed to Lowell, remaining here three years, then moved to 
Lawrence, learning the trade of mason, which calling he has since 
pursued; he resided for many years at 202 Lowell st., Lawrence; 
was a member of the cit^^ government, holding the office of 
both councilman and alderman; 1886, moved to Kennebunk, Me. ; 
4 c. 

2958. Chaeles Harrison Littlefield^, b. Boston, Jan. 5, 
1843 ; m. Lewistou, :Mc., Oct. 25, 18G9, Harriet Abby, daughter of 
Bev. Martin Jenks, and Harriet (Mayo) Steere, b. Scituate, E. I., 
Oct. 25, 1848; graduated at Lawrence High School, 1860; was one 
year at Lawrence Scientific Scliool, Harvard College ; in 1862 en- 
listed in Co. F, 48th Mass. Vols., serving one year ; was Orderly 
Sergeant ; studied civil engineering for three years in Boston ; has 
since followed that profession ; residence, Lawrence ; has served 
as councilman for tliree terms ; was Adjutant of 6th Begiment 
M. V. M., from 1878 to 1885 ; is now an assessor of Lawrence; 5 
c, all b. Lawrence. 

295Sa. Ella Kimball Littlefield'', b. r^Iarch 25. 1871. 

2959. Frances Georgiana Littlefield-', b. July 20, 1872. 

29G0. Kuby Steere Littlefield-', b. Sept. 9. 1873. 

2961. George Martin Littlefield'', b. Feb. 12, 1875. 

2962. Charles Harrison Littlefield, Jr.^ b. July 28, 1876. 

2963. Matilda Frances Littlefield^ , b. Boston, Dec. 30, 
1843; m. Lawrence, .Dec. 30, 1868, Edmund Angustus^, son of 
Samuel A. and Abigail A. (Whitman") Hyde ; b. Oct. 26, 1838; 
see line. 

2964. Oscar Bailey Littlefield"^, b. Lowell, May 7 ; d. Low- 
ell, Aug. 31, 1845. 

2965. Abbie Georgiana Littlefield", b. Lawrence, May 11, 
1852; m. Lawrence, Xov. 16, 1870, Charles Henry, son of Moses 
and Susan (Howe) Sargent, b. Haverhill, Xov. 26, 1845; a book- 
keeper ; residence, Luv\-rence ; 2 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 191 



29G6. Fred Herrick Sargent'-', b. Aug. 19, 1871. 
2967. Bertha Hyde Sargent-', b. Sept. 10, 1875. 



290)8. 8. :Mary Jane Latham*, b. Xorway, July 24, 1817 ; m. 
Boston, Oct. 9, 1843, Charles IToratio Xelsoii, son of Moses Ilun- 
tingtou of Amesljury ; a carjK^nter ; residence, for many years at 
Lyjin, but now at Boston ; no issue. 

2969. 9. Mellxda Washbuen Latham", b. Norway, July 12, 
1819 ; ni. Oct. 24, 1850, Hiram Ilenry^, son of Benaiah and Seman- 
tha (Bailey") ^lles, b. April 2, 1819 ; 2 c, see line. 

2970. 10. Jeaxxette Lorixg Latham", b. Norway, July 29, 
1824; m. March 12, 1848, John S., son of Rev. Samuel C. and 
Eunice (Stowe) J-.oveland, b. Beading, Yt., March 7, 1821 ; he was 
for seven years bookkeeper with Ammidown, Brown tt Co., Bos- 
ton ; then went to San Francisco, where he was in business with 
Kichols, Parker ct Co. ; he d. in that city, Xov. 28, 1853 ; she 
resides Boston ; 2 c. 

2971. Jennie Louise Loveland-, b. Amesbury, Aug. 15, 
1849 ; d. San Brancisco, Is^ov. 19, 1852. 

2972. Angelina Barker Loveland"', b. San Francisco, Jan. 
1, 1853; unmarried; at home. 



2973. IX. Jennet", b. 1782: m. June 4, 1809, James 
Loring, his 2d wife (his first wife was Mary, daughter ot 
Ezra and Mary (Phillips) Warren ; she d. 1838; accord- 
ing to Mitchell's " Bridgewater " there were only two chil- 
dren by this marriage ; some of the family sa}', however, 
tliat there were other children whose descendants live at 
Quincy. 

2974. 1. Lucius Loring^, b. Jan. 13, 1811 ; d. young. 

2975. 2. Vashti Loring^, b. April 27 ; d. July 17, 1814 ? 



297G. X. Susanna*', b. April 6, 1784; m. 1810, Job 
^Eorton, b. Jan. 25, 1789 ; d. Xov. 7, 1857 ; she d. Hebron, 
Me., Dec. 17, 1824; he m. 2. Mrs. Rebecca (Glover) Chip- 
man, b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. June 24, 1873; and removed to 
Otisfield, where lie d. ; 5 c. 



192 THE PESCENDAXTS OF 

2977. 1. Rev. Alpha .Morton-, b. Hebron, July IC, 1812 ; m. 
Oct. 16, 1842, Charlotte, dau^xliter of Judge John and Anna (Datton) 
Godfrey, b. J'>angor, Mareli 25, 1811: d. W. Auburn, Sept. 4, 
1871; at the age of 20, lie fitted lihnself for the Bangor Classical 
School, and after some years of study, entered in 1839, and 
graduated, 1S42, from the P.angor Theological Seminary; before 
leaving the seminary he received a call to preach at Temple, Me., 
which was accepted, and a year subsequently was ordained ; resign- 
ing this charge, lie was settled for over eight years at W. Auburn ; 
ISiOV. 1871, he removed to Oakham, Mass., remaining there till Oct. 

22, 1880, when he acce})ted a call to Wells, Me., where he novr 
resides ; no issue. 

2978. 2. Jane Whitman Mokton", b. July 3. 1814; ra. Dec. 
4, 1837, Israel, son of Israel and Susannah (Edson) Packard, b. Feb. 

23, 1813; in 18G7 removed to Tonica, 111., where she d. April 15, 
1871; he m. 2. Oct. 6, 1872, Mrs. Sarah Temple; residence, Ton- 
ica ; 5 c, all b. Massachusetts. 

2979. Susan J. Packahd', b. Sept. 6, 1838 : m. Jan., 1868, 
Damon A. Bullock ; a farmer ; residence, Taunton, Mass. ; 3 c. 

2980. George Archie Bullock-', b. Oct. 19. 18GS. 

2981. Edward Dexter Bullock\ b. Feb. 15, 1870. 

2982. Bertha Zilay Bullock\ b. May 18, 1873 ; d. Jan. 8, 1879. 

2983. Eliza A. Packard^, b. Jan. 3, 1843 ; m. Dec. 31, 1803. 
Peleg S. Leach ; a retired shoe manufacturer ; residence, Omaha, 
Is'eb. ; 3 c. 

2984. Arthur F. Leach\ b. Oct. 22, 1865 ; d. Sept. 6. 180G. 

2985. Ella O. Leach'-', b. Oct. 17, 1867. 

2986. Ralph Motley Lcach^ b. June 14. 1782. 

2987. George A. Packard^ b. Eeb. 2, 1846; m. Feb., 1875, 
Jane Gee; a farmer; residence, TTilber, Neb.; 4 c. 

2988. Mary L. Packard^ b. Dec. 13, 1875. 

2989. Hal tie J. Packard'-', b. Nov. 10, 1877. 

2990. Susan P. Packard^ b. Jan. 8. 1880. 

2991. Elizabeth N. Packard\ b. July 24, 1882. 

2992. Henry Childs Packard", b. Feb. 2, 1846; m. June 6, 
1869, Anna Maria Snell ; residence, Brockton, Mass. ; 2 c. 

2993. Fannie J. Packard'. ) 

2994. Abbie M. Packard', f '^- ^"^^^ ''^ ^^'^■ 

2995. Harriet F. Packard^, b. Jan. 15, 1S4S ; unmarried, at 
home. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF "WEYMOUTH. 193 

299G. 3. Silas Morton", b. Oct. 2G, 1S18; m. May IS, 1851, 
Sarah Paine Webb, b. July 19, 1821; a farmer; residence, E. 
Otisiield, where he was killed by a raowinc^ machine, July 15, 
1879; no issue. 

2997. 4. SusAXXA WASiiiiUKN MoRTOx", b. Hebron, Dec. 10, 
1821; m. Dec. 5, 181S, Jaujcs M., son of Dea. Simeon and Mary 
(Murdoclv) Lovell, b. April 12, 1813; d. June 12, 187G ; a farmer; 
residence, Otisfield, where she still resides; no issue. 

2998, 5.. Job Morton, Jr.-, b. Dec. 10, 1821; d. May 5, 1875. 



2999. XL BETSEY^b. April 13, 1786; m. Auburn, Sept. 
14, 1809, Pelcg Randall, b. May 24, 1785; d. April 15, 
1865 ; a. farmer ; residence, xVuburn ; she d. Aug. 11, 1856 ; 
9 c. 

3000. 1. Hiram Randall', b. Sept. 10, 1810; m. Dec. 23, 
1811, Mrs. Eliza Fkgg; a cabinet maker; residence, Anburn ; 3 c. 

3001. Roland Weston RA^■DALL^ b. May 19, 1813 ; m. March 
1, 1873, Tana A. Pulsipher; she d. April 21, 1875. 

3002. Ellen A. Randall', b. July 3, 1816 : m. Dec. 21, 1870, 
Elisha X, Davis ; residence, Anburn. 

3003. Albert C. Randall*^, b. Aug. 21, 1851; d. Aug. 5, 
1860. 



3004. 2. Mercy Whitman Raxdall', b. Dec. 12, 1812; d. 
Oct. 15, 1814. 

3005. 3. Salmon Randall', b. Feb. 28, 1815; d. Feb. 15, 
1835 ; was burnt to death in the woods in a logging camp. 

3006. 4. Ann 13ailey Randall*, b. Aug. 10, 1818 ; residence, 
Auburn ; unmarried. 

3007. 5. Libbeus Randall', b. Oct. 9, 1820; m. 1. Aug. 15, 
1850, Jennet L. Dillingham ; she d. Dec. 22, 1858 ; m. 2. April 13, 
1882, Mrs. Ellen A. Davis, widow of Frederick Davis and daughter 
of Charles and Sslina (Chandler) Ilolbrook ; a shoemaker ; residence, 
N. Auburn ; 1 c. 

3008. Ammi D. Randall^ b. July 20. 185S; m. May 28, 1879, 
Belle A. Ilersey ; adopted and brought up by his aunt. Miss Ann 
IJ. Randall. 

13 



19-i THE DESCF.NDAXTS OF 

8009. 6. Almira Randall", b. Aug. IG, 1822; d. Marcli 17, 
18S0, unmarried. 

3010. 7. William EandaltA 1). July 28, 1824; m. Oct. 1851, 
Eosauua, daugliter of Oris and Abbie (Staples) Phillips; a shoe- 
maker ; residence, Auburn ; no issue. 

3011. 8. Eliza P. Eaxdall-, b. April 1(3, 1827; m. Oct. 17, 
1855, Stephen, sun of Anuisa and Polly Tribon ; a farmer ; residence, 
N. Auburn ; no issue. 

3012. 9. Melixda W. Eandall", b. Oct. 10, 1829; m. July 
24, 1851, Oliver* son of Cyrus' and Ann (Packard) Bailey: a shoe- 
maker; residence, Auburn; 3 c, see line. 



3013. AVilliam-^ (356), Thoraas^ Nicholas^ Thomas^ 
John\ b. 1740; m. 1. 17G2, Mary Studlev ; m. 2. Jan. 7, 
1779, Content Cole of Pembroke ; he removed to Hanson, 
Mass., and d. there 1707; liis son Oakes'Mvas appointed 
administrator Oct. 2, 1797; his widow d. 1709; lier will, 
dated Feb. 17, 1709, was offered for probate June 3, 1700 ; 
by this instrument lier property was divided bet\vcen 
Oakes*^ and Chloe'"', wife of Jacob Pearce. ; 6 c, all bv 1st 
m. I. Polly^ IL William^ III Lucy'^; IV. Cakes'^; 
V. Chloe^ Vl. Luther^ 

3014. L PoLLY«, b. 17G2; m. Nov. 23, 1778, Capt. 
James, son of Isaac and Joanna (Packard) Allen, b. 1757 ; 
he removed after his marriage, in company with his 
brother-in-law, Oakes^', to Turner, Me., where he d. Feb. 
14, 1844; she d. 18G0? c, all b. Turner, Me. 



3015. 1. Levi Allen', b. July 3, 1780; m. June 5, 1800, Deb- 
orah Xiles, b. Aug. 24, 1778, d. May 17, 1854 ; residence, Turner, 
where lie d. March 22, 1842; 10 c. 

3016. Electa Allex^ b. Oct. 24, 1800; d. Oct. 21, 1844; 
unmarried. 

3017. Jexnet Xiles Allen^, b. Jan. 19, 1802; m. 1826, 
Benjamin Jones, his 2d wife ; his lirst wife, Jennet Xiles, d, 
July 19, 1825; she was aunt of his 2d wife; lie d. AVayne, Me., 
May 2, 1864; she d. July 7, 1882, aged SO ; 8 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN' OF WEYMOUTH. I95 

3018. P)ulo Jones^ b. Dec. 16, 1828 ; d. Feb. 24, 1856. 

3019. Aramiiita P. Junes', b. March 14, 1830 ; m. Feb. 8, 1348, John C, son of 
Moses Merrill, b. Andover, Me., June 7, 1818 ; a painter ; residence, An- 
dovcr ; 5 c. 

3030. Edna L. ^lerrill"', b. May 3. 1850 ; d. Dec. 5, 1SC3. 

3031. Capt. Joliu F. rklerriU'", b. P^eb. 14, 1SG3 ; in. April 23, 1881, Ada J 
daughter of Judge E. G. Hardy of Marquette, Mich.'; a stoaniboat 
captain; residence, Andover: 2c. 

3022. Lou A. MerrilP', b. Feb. 21, 1882. 

3022a. John C. Merrill'^ b. July 3, 1884. 

3033. Minnie A. Merrill'", b. Oct. 30, 1854; m. April 22, 1877, Charles T., 
son of Benjamin Poor of Andover ; a farmer ; residence Indover • 1 c ' 

3034. Marion M. Poor'S b. July 3, 1883. 

3035. Maud A. Merrill"\ b. Nov.'29, 1863. 

3026. Charles A. MerrilP", b. July 9, 1872. 

3027. William A. Jones'', b. May 9, 1832; ra. Jan. 23, 1871., Ella Lucinda, 
daughter of William and Lucinda (Hale^ Adams ; residence, Liyermore ' 
2 c. ' 

3028. Nana A. Jones'", b. 1871. 

3039. William S. Jones'", d. aged 4 montlis. 

3030. Julia Jones-', b. Dec. 9, 1S34 : m. Nov. 17. 1852, Green, son of Daniel 
True ; a farmer ; residence, Wayne, Me. ; 1 c. 

3031. Fred G. True'", b. Nov. 7, 1853. 

3032. Alphonso Jones-, b. Nov. 28, 1S3G ; m. Feb. 1, 18G6, Ella M. Waugh ; a 
shoemaker ; residence, Wilton, ^Me. ; 5 c. 

3033. Eva :M. Jones'", b. March 31, 1868. 

3034. Elton B. Jones'", b. 3Iay 5, 1871. 

3035. Effie Jones'", b. Nov. 1, 1874. 

3036. Dora J. Jones'", b. June 36. 1876. 

3037. Harry Jones'", b. June 6, 1879. 

3038. Eliza E. Jone.s-', b. Dec. 5, 1838 ; ni. May 18, 1864, Noah W. Jordan ; 
residence, Savannah, 111. ; 5 c. 

3039. Minnie B. Jordan'", b. July 10, 1869. 

3040. Apple A. Jordan'", b. March 1, 1871. 

3041. Jennie F. Jordan'", b. June 14, 1874. 

3042. Flora N. Jordan^", b. Aug. 24. 1876. 

3043. Walter S. Jordan'", b. Oct. 7, 1882. 

'3044. Judson Jones", b. March 8, 1840 ; d. Hilton Head, N. C, 1802; was in 
the army. 

3045. Jennette Jones", b. Sept. 8, 1843 ; m. Aug. 15, 1S65, Edward P., son of 
Micah and Nancy (Norton) Holmes, b. Plymouth. Mass., July 6, 1843 ; 
at present engaged in orange culture ; residence, Tampa, Fla.'; 2 c. 

3046. Blanche Hobnes'", b. Feb. 11 ; d. July, 1869. 

3047. Albert Judson Holmes'", b. Sejit. 24, 1875. 

304S. Boyd Allen^ b. March 8, 1804; d. nmnarnod. 

30iy. Levi Allex^ b. :^[ay 30, 1805 ; m. Or villa Bryant, b. Oct. 
21, 1807; d. ISSl; residence, Livermore, where lie d^ ; no issue. 

3050. Betsey True Allen^ 1). :N"ov. 5, ISOG ; m. Lowell Mass., 
March 28, 1811, Thomas ^V. Temple; i-e.sidencc, Lowell, where she 
d. Jan. IG, 1877 ; he d. Dec. 6, 1877, aged 74 ; Lowell records show 2 c. 



196 THE descp:ndants of 

3051. Thomas Temple^ b. Jau. 37, 1846. 

3052. Charles Temple-', b. Nov. 16, 1847 ; m. Hannah ; was in the gro- 
cery business at Lowell till 1883 ; present residence unknown ; 2 c. 

3053. Charles Temple'", b. Dec. 5, 1880. 

3054. Temple'", b. Aug. 31, 1883. 

8055. Ja^ies Allen*, b. Aug. -1, 1811 ; is believed to have been 
lost at sea when on a whaling voyage ; unmarried. 

305G. Eunice Allen s, b. Sept. 10, 1812; m. March 7, 1838, 
Alonzo Prentice, son of Benjamin and Jennet (A'iles) Jones, b. Xov. 
6, 1808 ; d. Marcli 22, 185'J ; residence, Laconia, X. 11. ; 8 c. 

3057. Waldo Blossom Jones^ b. Dec. 31, 1835; m. July 15, 1857, iMartha S., 
daughter of Sylvanus and Nancy (Most) Learned, b. Oct. 3, 1841 ; he d. 
Oct. 27, 1862 ; 2 c. 

305S. Cora M. Jones''\ h. Jau. 15, 1859 ; d. Nov. 12, 1862. 

3059. Forrest W. Jones^^ b. Aug. 15, 1861 ; m. March 20, 1881, Martha, 
daughter of Henry A. and Annie K. (Morton) Love joy, b. Nov. 34, 
1858 ; residence, Andover, Me. ; 3 c. 

3060. Lulu A. Joues^', b. Nov. 29, 1881. 

3061. Cecilia P. Jones", b. July 27, 1883. 

3063. Waldo B. Jones^i, b. Feb. 1, 1S85. 

3003. Rev. Ajalon Dillingham Jones^ b. Jan. 24, 1838; m. Oct. 23, 1860, 
Emma H. Smith ; a Free-will Baptist minister, settled at Moes River, 
Quebec ; 3 c. 

3064. Walter S. Jones^'J, b. Feb. 5, 1868. 
3005, Alice Corena Jones'^ b. Feb. 11, 1873. 
3066. Harry Barnard Jonosl^ b. Feb. 8. 1875. 

3057. Electa Augusta Jones'', b. May 8, 1840 ; d. Jan. 4. 1863. 

3068. James Alby Jones^ b. Oct. 3, 1842 : d. Feb. 1, 1863. 

3000. Osca xVrilla Jones^ b. April 1, 1845 ; m. Nov. 30, 1865, Freedom San- 
bom ; residence, Laconia, where he d. Oct. 1, 1873 ; 4 c. 

3070. Gertrude May Sanborn^", b. May 9, 1867. 

3071. Mabel Augusta Sanborn^", b. Jan. 21, 1S69. 

3072. Julia Eda Sanborn"\ b. Oct. 21, 1871 ; d. Sept. 18, 1872. 

3073. Florence Eva Sanborn^", b. March 3 ; d. Sept. 11, 1874. 

3074. Deborah Niles Jones-', b. Oct. 7, 1848 ; d. March 27, 1850. 

3075. Prescott Melleu Jones^ b. July 19, 1S50 ; d. June 6, 1851. 

3076. Prescott Mellen Jones-', b. July 33, 1853 ; d. July 6, 1873. 

3077. AscHA Allen^', b. Feb. 4, 1813; d. Oct. 17, 1SG4 ; un- 
married. 

3078. Polly Allen", b. Feb. 22, 181-1 ; m. 1. Harrison Merrill; 
m. 2. J3arnum Townsend ; she d. Sept., 185-4 ; 1 c. 

3079. Lucitta Townsend-' ; said to live on the homestead at Auburn. 

3080. Martha Allen*, b. Aug. 29, 1822; m. Oct. 3, 1847, 
Gardner, son of Jacol* and Eelief (^Merrill) Cook, b. Aug. 23, 182-1- ; 
a manufacturer and dealer in lumber and building materials at La- 
conia, under lirm name of G. Cook & Son ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF "WEYMOUTH. 197 

30S1. Abbie Allen Cook^ b. Nov. 17. 1S48 ; d. Oct. 15, 1875. 
3082. Frank D. Cook-', b. April 3, 1850. 
30S3. Addison G. Cook-', b. Oct. 4, 1854. 



30S4. 2. Jennet Allen^, b. Sept. 23, 17S2 ; m. 1. Mny 23, 1799, 
Benjamin Phillips of Tirruor, Me. ; m. 2. Joseph, son of Job and 
Marj Blethen, b. Thorndike, Me., Sept. 23, 1779 ; d. July 16, 1864 ; 
residence, Thorndike ; she d. March 9, 1880, aged 98 ; 10 c. 

3085. PHiLLirs", d. in infancy. 

3086. Hart Phillips', b. Sept. 10, 1799 ; m. Dec. 1, 1825, 
lovisa, daughter of Isaac and Luna (Dillingham) Jones, b. Marcli 3, 
1808; he d. March 30, 1874; residence, Bolton, Mass; 4 c. 

3087. Jennet Phillips^ b. Se])t. 5, 1826 ; d. in infancy. 

3088. Isaac PhiUips*, b. Oct. 10, 1831 ; m. Mcarcli 23, 1857, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Joshua and RozziUa (Jones) Webb, b. April 25, 1841 ; a fanner ; 
residence. North Turner ; 2 c. 

3089. Eugene Leslie Phillips'", b. Sept. 2, 1878. 

3090. Grace Ella Phllip3^'\ b. Oct. 14, 1874. 

3091. Benjamin Pliillips', b. Dec. 30, 1S39 ; d. June, 184.2. 

3092. Flora H. Phillips-', b. Jan. 31, 1843 ; m. Nov. 27, 1^60, Jaiues M., sou of 
Elnathan and Mary (Irish) Fish. d. Dec. 2, 1834 : a manufacturer and 
dealer in lumber ; residence, Deadwood, Dakota ; 1 c. 

3093. Alberta Bell Fish-^, b. Jan. 17, 1862. 

3094. Caroline Plethen^ b. Dec. 5, 1804; d. Jan. 17, 1S19. 

3095. Louisa Blethen^ b. April 4, 1803 ; m. 1. April 13, 1829, 
Joseph, son of Thomas and Susannah (Geresh) Bagley, b. ^^arch 
16, 1803; d. 16, 1803; m. 2. Jan. 31, 1875, Xathan, sou of 
David and Hannah (Parsons) Ward, b. July 1, 1807; d. June 25, 
1SS2 ; residence, Thorndike ; no issue. 

3096. Philip Blethen^ b. Jan. 28, 1810 ; m. 1830, Mary Bagley 
of Troy, Me., b. Dec. 14, 1810; a farmer ; residence, Thorndike; 
11 c. 

30S7. Lois Blethen^, b. Aug. 26, 1830 : m. Aug. 37, 1848, Samuel S. Coller ; 
she d. July 19, 1880 ; he d. Sept. 15, 1S74 ; he m. 1. Almira Spring and 
had 5 c. ; by 2d m. 2 c. 

3098. Phillip Asbury Coller"', b. June 11, 1850; m. Jan. 1, 1873. Mary K., 
daughter of S. P. and Ann K. Sargent of Garland, Me., b. April 13,' 
1849 ; residence, New Gloucester. Me.; 1 c. 

3099. George P. Coller", b. June 3, 1878. 

3100. Arthur Delmont Coller"', b. April ; d. May 5, 1858. 

3101. Cynthia Blethen', b. Oct. 22, 1831 ; m. Nor. 27. 1848, Charles H.. son of 
Noah and Hannah (Gammon) Webb. b. A{)ril 3, 1820 ; d. May 20, 1880 ; 
she resides witli her son at 714 Benton St.. Pockford, 111. ; 8 c. 

3102. Alden B. Webb"', b. Jan. 26. 1850 ; m. Canton, ^tass., July 6, 1875, 
Hannah O. Long ; d. March 15, 1877; ; no issue. 



198 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3103. :\Iarr B. Webb'", b. Oct. 3, 1851 ; in. Thorndike, Me., Nov. 22, 1876, 
Wesley, son of Samuel Wesley and :Mary R. (Clioate) Webb, b. Mord- 
ville, Waldo Co.. Mo., June 3, 1851 ; graduated at Maine State Col- 
lege, ISTH, with degree of B.S. : after graduating taught in Maine ; 
in 18S3 received tlie appointment of Professor of Agriculture at Dela- 
ware College, Newark. Del. ; his wife d. Unity, Me., IMay 11, 1882 ; 2 c. 

3104. Carlisle Allen Wcbb'S b March 1. 1878. 

3105. George Samuel Webb", b. Nov. 26, 18S0. 

310G. Albert W. Webb'o, b. Dec. 1, 1853; m. Aug. 10, 1882, Priscilla Pen- 
rose : residence, Tlockford ; 1 c. 

3107. Mary Penrose Webb", b. June. 2, 1883. 

3108. Jeannette S. Webb'", b. April 8, 1856 ; m. July 4, 1876, Eben Carsley, 
son of Josiah S. and Marian i Carsley) Folsom. b. Dexter, Me., Feb. 26, 
1849 ; a farmer ; residence. Dexter : 4 c. 

3109. Julia Woods Folsom"', b. May 12. 1877. 

3110. Laura Ethel Folsom". b. Feb. 26 ; d. March 5, 1879. 

3111. Eben Roy Folsom", b. Oct. 26. 1881. 

3112. Nettie f^thel Folsom", b. July 17. 1884. 

3113. Chas. F. Webb^", b. July 31, 1860 ; unmarried ; residence, Thorndike. 

3114. Frank L. Webb'^ b. Dec. 15 ; d. Dec. 21, 1365. 

3115. George P. Webb''', b. Dec. 28, 1867 ; d. May 10. 1880. 

3116. Katie G. Webb'", b. May 15, 1809 : d. May 4, 1880. 

3117. Roselta AV. Blethen", b. July 10, 1833; m. Aug. 18, 1855, John C. son 
of Stephen and Esther (Chase) Hussey, b. Unity, Me., April 2, 1828 ; a 
farmer ; residence, Sherman's Mills, Aroostook Co., Me. ; 8 c, none m. 

3118. Clara M. Hussey'", b. Thorndike, July 21, 1656 ; d. Unity, Jan. 2, 1859. 

3119. George S. Hussey'", b. Unity, Oct. 14, 1858. 

3120. Sylvanus P. Hussey"', b. Oakfield, Me., Oct. 13, 1861. 

3121. Carrie M. Hussey'", b. Oakfield, Feb. 3, 1804. 

3122. Arthur C. Hussey'", b. Oakfield. Feb. 8, 1866. 

3123. Edna A. Hussey'", b. Oakfield, Feb. IS, 1868. 

3124. Frank B. Hussey'", b. Oakfield, May 4, 1870. 

3125. Percy R. Hussey'", b. Oakfield, May 2, 1872. 

3120. George B. Blethen'-*, b. July 29, 1835 ; m. Oct. 10, 1861, Marcia V., daugh- 
ter of Alfred and Semantha Gerrish, b. June 5, 1840 : he d. June 12, 
1809 ; his widow m. his brother, Joseph T. Blethen ; 2 c. 

3127. Winfield Scott Blethen'", b. May 23. 1802. 

3128. Tyng F. Blethen'", b. Dec. 23. 1864. 

8129. Helena Blethen^ b. Aug. 9, 1837 ; m. Marcli 14, 1856, Thomas R. Clem- 
ent, b. March 29, 1824 ; she d. June 28. 1863 : he m. again and d. April 
19, 1871 ; he was m. three times and had issue ; children by this m. 
3 in number ; (the last wife resides at Forge Village, Mass.) 

3130. Marcia Clement"', b. Feb. 7, 1857 ; m. Feb. 19, 1875, Bennett, 

and d. April 18, 1878 ; 2 c. 

3131. Leslie :\I. Bennett", \ d. May 13, 1882. 

- b. Nov. 30, 1877 ; 

3132. Lewis F. Bennett", ) residence, Montville, Me. 

3133. Mabel Clement'", b. Oct. 1, 1858 ; d. Feb. 2, 1875. 

3134. Cora Clement'", b. Dec. 13. 1860 ; d. Aug. 13, 1881. 

3135. Pliilip Blethen, Jr.», b. June 22, 1839; m. Dec. 7, 1871, Marcia P., 
daughter of Sumner and Frances E. (Hunt) Hunt, b. Nov. 2, 1853 ; resi- 
dence, Thorndike Station, Thorndike ; 5 c. 



JOHN' WHrnrAN of weymol'th. 1^0 

3136. Philip Percy Bletheni'\ b. Jan. 11 ; d. Oct. 2, 187-L 

3137. Grace E. Bl'cthen'", b. Aug. 3, 1S7G ; d. Juiu' r,. 1880. 
313S. Donald BletheTi^", b. July 3, 1878 ; d. June 13, 1880. 
3130. :\Iary P. BletlieTi^'\ b. Nov. 27, 1879. 

3140 Frances E. Blethen'", b. April 18, 1883. 

31.il' Orzilla Bletlu n'. b. Aug. 9, 1841 : ra. 1. June 3, 1861, George Gilchrist, 
d. Ander.sonville, Aug. 5, 18G6 ; m. 2. Dee. 14. 1869, Warren C. Hadley, 
d. Jan. 26, 1873: m. 3. Oct. 4. 187.'3. At%vood W. Harding; in. 4. June 
29, 1879, George W. Cookson ; residence. Unity ; 3 c. 

3143. Ada Mav Gilchrist"\ b. May 14, 1863. 

3143. Treasure D. Hadley'", b. March 3. 1S71 ; d. March 2-1, 1873. 

3144. Lauren J. Hadley"', b. Jan. 39, 1873. 

3145. Joseph Blethen'. b. April 7, 1844. 

3146. Jennet S. Blethen', b. April 19 ; d. Nov. 23, 184.-). 

3147. Joseph T. Blethen", b. Feb. 16, 1848 ; m. Nov. 6, 1870, Marcia Y. (Ger- 
rish) Blethen, widow of his brother George ; his wife resides Thorn- 
dike ; he is at present at Tuscarora, Nev. ; no issue. 

314S. Lorenzo Blethen-', b. Feb. 33, 1856 ; d. in infancy. 

3149. Joanna Blethen^ b. April 16, 1812; m. Sept. 13, 1835, 
Eli Pliilbrick, b. Feb. 8, 1811 : d. Oct. 27, 1881:; residence, Thorn- 
dike, wbere sLe d. Aug. 30, 1855 ; 4 c. 

3150. Albina Philbrick^ b. Nov. 1836: m. Nov. 24. 1859, Merrill H., son of 
Rev. Joel and Jane (Hunt) Adams, b. Union, Me., April 17, 1835 ; resi- 
dence, Thorndike ; 4 c. 

3151. Asbury Frecniau Adam3'^ b. Deer Isle. Me., Nov. 30, 1860. 
3153. Eli Merrill Adams'", b. Belfast, Me., Dec. 30, 1865. 

3153. Ellen Louise Adams'", b. Belfast. Aug. 15, 1868. 

3154. Walter Scott Adams'^ b. Belfast, Oct. 3, 1871. 

3155. Ellen Philbrick'', b. Nov. 21, 1838 ; m. Deer Isle, Aug. 2, 1863, John T., 
son of John and Sophia (Stinson) Lane, b. Deer Isle, June 30, 1843 ; d. 
Aug. 9, 1881 ; she resides at 550 Dudley st., Dorchester ; 4 c, at home. 

3156. Charles Ebner Lane'^ b. Dec. 17, 1863 ; a paper maker. 

3157. John Edward Lane'", b. July 34. 1866 : a machinist. 

3158. William Jackson Lane"\ b. April 26. 1869. 

3159. Etta Lane'", b. Dec. 13, 1874. 

3160. Joseph Philbrick^ b. Nov. 31, 1840 : m. Aug. 13, 1862, Agnes, daughter 
of Horace and Mary E. (Chase) Littlefield, b. Waldo, Me., Feb. 3, 1847 : 
residence, Boston Highlands ; 3 c. 

3161. Albert Willett Philbrick'". b. Feb. 24. 1864. 
3163. Mary Littlefield Philbrick'", b. IMarch 37, 1868. 

3163. Joseph Ernest Pliilbrick'", b. Dec. 13, 1879. 

3164. Edward Philbrick', b. April 19, 1850: m. Unity, Jan. 31, 1874, Eliza- 
beth, daugliter of Robert G. and Eliza J. B. (Woods) Sargent, b. Unity, 
Nov. 9, 1819 ; residence, Hudson, Mass. ; 3 c. 

3165. Joseph Edward Philbrick'", b. 3Iay 23, 1875. 
3160. Albina Maybell Philbrick'", b. May 8, 1877. 
3167. Olive Ellen Philbrick'", b. Jan. 25, 1880. 

31GS. Alden Blethen^ b. Jan. 13, 1811: m. April 25, 1837, 
Abigail, daughter of James and ]\[ary (Davidson) Lanison, b. July 



200 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

11, 1818; residence, Thoriidike ; he d. Knox, Nov. 24, 1848; she 
is still livino; ; c. 

3169. Frances Ellen Blethen'. b. April 2^), 1838; m. Sept. 2, 1855, George E., 
son of Benjamin F. and Maria (Robinson) Liiikfield, b. Jan. 20, 1S82 ; a 
merchant ; residence, Elgin, 111. ; 2 c. 

3170. Ralph Eraest Linkfield'", b. April 10, 18.")8 ; m. March 7, 1880, Ida L. 
Root ; residence, Elgin ; 3 c. 

3171. Alice L. Linktleld'S b. March 2G, 1881. 

3172. Edith A. Linktleld'S b. Ja7i. 24, 1883. 

3173. WiUiam George Linktield"\ b. Aug. 31, 1862 ; unmarried. 

3174. Allen Bletheu-', b. Feb. 4, 1840 ; m. Oct. 24. 18G7, Mary R., daugliter of 
Charles and Emeline P. (Sacket) Havt, b. Sept. 16, 1846 ; residence, 
Erie, Pa. ; 6 c. 

3175. Bertha Josephine Blothen'", b. July 7, 1870, 

3176. Courtney Haven Blethen''\ b. Sept. 22, 1872. 

3177. Eva Jane Bletheu"\ b. May 30, 1875. 

3178. Charles Allen Blethen^", b. June 21, 1879. 

3179. Joseph Rockwell Blethen'", b. Oct. 5, 1883. 

3179a. Harold Benjamin Blethen"', b. Marcli 20, 1886 ; d. May 5. 1887. 

3180. Charles Edward Blethen^ b. ilay 13, 1842 ; d. Feb. 18, 1865. 

3181. James Lamson Blethen", b. March 14, 1844 ; m. April 12, 1856, Ellen M., 
daughter of Joseph and Arabella (Mitchell) Woods, b. Jan. 10, 1845 ; a 
salesman ; residence, Erie ; 5 c. 

3182. Charles E. Bletheni", b. Jan. 13, 1867. 

3183. Francis E. Blethen'", b. Oct. 12, 1868. 

3184. Arthur E. Blethen^", b. Aug. 2, 1870. 
3J85. Edith Bell Bletlien'", b. Sept. 15, 1876. 

3186. Eugene Hale Bletheni", b. July 28, 1878. 

3187. Alden J. Blethen', b. Dec. 27. 1845 ; m. March 12, 1869, Rose A., daugh- 
ter of David F. and Lydia Ann (Belcher) Hunter, b. Sept. 13, 1846; 
left an orphan at the age of 3, he \vas brought up on the farm at 
Thorndike ; evincing an early talent for study, he so improved his 
opportunities that, at the age of 16, he taught his first country school ; 
at 17 lie entered the full four years' course of study at Kent's Hill. Me., 
and graduated with high honor at 21 ; he then studied law two years 
with Davis & Di-umnioud of Portland, Me. ; just before com]ileting his 
course he was elected Principal of the " North School" to fill the unex- 
pired year of 18G9 ; this .school numbered 1600 pupils, with a staff of 
23 teachers ; his success was such that, at the age of 23, he was able to 
lease and manage successfully for five years the famous Abbott Family 
School for Boys, at "Little Blue," Farmington, Me. ; was admitted to 
the bar in Sept., 1873, and from 1874 to 1880 practiced liis profession at 
Portland, Me., winning distinction both in criminal and bankruptcy 
proceedings : his most celebrated criminal case was the acquittal of Dr. 
C. H. AVitham in 1879 : in 1880 lus health gave way, and he was threat- 
ened with serious lung trouble ; under the advice of physicians he went 
West and located at Kansas City, and became manager of the Kansas 
City Journal : liis management of this paper met with the greatest suc- 
cess, its circulation was trebled, and the stock which cost him .si 14 in 
1880, he sold in 1884 for $400 a share ; Oct., 1884, he purchased the Min- 
neapolis Tribune, held to be the most valuable paper in the North- 
west ; it has just completed a building at a cost of $216,000, and the 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 201 

property is said to be worth $500,000 ; Mr. Blethen is half owner and 
general uianaf^er of the paper ; in Nov., 1885, he purchased the Minne- 
apohs Evening Journal also ; the success of this paper since is shown 
in its circulation, which has p^rown from 10,280 copies at time of pur- 
chase, Nov. 1, I'^iS."). to 20,875, July lU, 1877 ; in 1878 he received tlie 
degree of M.xV. from Dartmouth College, in consideration of his success 
as a teacher ; was elected trustee of the Wesleyan Seminary and Female 
College at Kent's Hill, Redtield, Me., and in 1882 gave tliis institution 
$2,500 towards a president's mansion, whicli has since been completed 
at a cost of $10,01)0, and called " Blethen Hall ;"' 4 c. 

3188. Alden J. Blethen, Jr.^", b. April IG, 1870. 

3189. Clarence Blethen'". b. Feb. 1, 1879. 

3190. Florence Adelaide Blethen'", b. Sept. 11, 1881. 

3191. Marion Rose Bletiien'". b. Jan. 9, 18!=:4. 

3192. Arabel Blethen', b. March 19, 18-17 ; m. Oct. 2. 1870, :Mark, son of A11)iou 
Keith Parris and Almira (Cunningham) Hatch, b. Jan. 12, 1847 ; resi- 
dence, St. Paul :3 c. 

3193. Abbie Mira Hatch"\ b. April IG, 1872. 

3194. Fraukie Belle Hatch'", b. March 5, 1874. 

3195. Helen May Hatch'", b. May 1, 1875. 

3196. Jane Blethen^ b. Jan. 21, ISIG; m. Xov. 30, 1S37, 
Hon. James D.. son of James and ^NTary (Davidson) Lamson, i). 
Xobloboro, Me., July 8, 1810; at the age of 16 he woi'ked with his 
father, learning the trade of carpenter; at the age of 19 lie began 
teaching school, which occupation ho followed till he was 48 years 
of age ; soon after he was married he bought a farm, and when he 
could be spared from farm work followed his trade during the sum- 
mer and taught during the winter; he has held many offices of 
trust, being tii-st elected to town offices at tlie age of 20, and at the 
age of 30 was elected representative to the State Legislature, hold- 
ing this and other offices until 185S, when he went into business 
and refused all positions except that of selectman of the town, a 
position he has ahuost constantly retained ever since ; in 1878 was 
again chosen representative and 1879 elected Senator ; was Presi- 
dent of that body, and during a vacancy in the office of Governor 
held that office ex-officio till the vacancy was filled; in 1880 was 
elected Judge of the Probate Court of Waldo Co., an office which 
expired Jan., 1885 ; has also been for many years deacon of the 
Congregational Church at Freedom, Me., where he has resided 
since 1858; 5 c. 

3197. Charles F. Lamsou-\ b. Dec. 31, 1838; d. Jan. 11, 1S39. 

3198. Franklin R. Lamson''. b. Dec. 17. 1840; was a very successful teacher ; 
received a commission in the 2d Maine Vols, and d. in the armv. June 
0, 1801. 

3199. Isabell J. Lamson-'. b. Dec. 2, 1844; m. April 19, 18G^, John Sever- 
ance ; residence, f]. Milton, ^Mass. ; 1 c. 

3200. Howard Severance'", b. Sept. 2, 1SG9 ; at present preparing for college. 



202 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3301. Hannibal H. I.ainson-', b. Sept. 28, 1«49 ; m. April 2-5. 1875, Abbie A., 
daugliler of WlUiaru H. and Elizalioth (Andrews) Wood, b. June 24, 
1836 ; a teacher ; residence. Freedom ; 3 c. 

3202. Edith Eam^on'". b. Dec. 10. 1875 ; d. Marcli 5, 1S80. 

3203. Ethel Lanisou'", b. Feb. 18. ISSi). 
3201. Annah Lanison"', b. Ma)- 1. 1881. 

3205. Prof. Joseph Allen Lamson''. b. Oct. 12, 1855 ; m. Dec. 3, 1882, 011a 
Bartlett : a lawyer by profession ; has been for many years a teacher, 
and is now professor in a collegiate institute in N. Y. City ; addre.ss, 41 
Sutton place ; no issue. 

820G. Caroline Elethen"*, b. Aug. 2, 1819; d. iimnamed. 

320T. :Maky Blethen', b. May 12, 1823 ; in. Maieli 21, 1841:, 
Willard Gates; slie d. ; lie resides Lewiston Me. ; there are 

said to be 6 c. surviving; have record of only one. 
3203. Mary Gates-', m. McKellock ; residence, Quincy, Mass. 

3209. 3. Betsey Allen', b. 17S6; m. Ilira Jones; residence, 
Turner, !Me., M-here he d. Kov. 30, 181:1 ; slie d. xVpril 15, 1860, 
aged 80 ; 8 c. 

3210. Eunice Allen Jones^, b. July 13, ISIO ; d. April 12, 
1879 ; immanied. 

3211. Betsey Jones', b. April 2S, 1814; m. April 22, 1835, 
Timothy, son of Elislia and Rebecca (Keen) Pratt, b. Aug. 9, IS 12; 
a farmer ; residence, Turner Centre ; 7 c. 

3212. Hira Jones Pratt", b. June 28, 183G ; m. June 9, 1864, Amanda, daugh- 
ter of Alvin and Susan Learitt, b. Dec. 2, 1839 ; a farmer ; residence, 
No. Turner ; 2 c. 

3213. Sarah P.ansted Pratt", b. Marcli 8, 1868. 

3214. Susan Leavitt Pratt", b. March 22, 1871. 

3215. Harrison Merrill Pratt-', b. June 22, 1840 ; m. 1. Aug. 13, 1866. Sarah E., 
daugliter of John and Hepsah B. Ransted, d. Dec. 31, 1807 ; m. 2. Feb. 
2, 1885, Anna C, daughter of Charles H. and Betsej- W. (Hiscock) 
Boothby, b. March 20, 1861 ; a teacher ; at present Principal of the 
Livermore Higli School, Brettun's Mills, Livermore, ^le. ; 1 c. 

3216. Harrison Merrill Pratt, Jr.", b. Aug. 18. 1875. 

3217. Sarson Chase Pratt^ b. wSept. 21. 1842; m. Sept. 21, 1868. Harriet, 
daughter of Aaron and Alma (Bailey) Bonnej', b. Jan. 5, 1847 ; a far- 
mer ; residence, No. Turner; he enlisted in Co. E, 10th Maine Vols. ; 
was transferred as Sergeant to Co. B, 21st Maine Vols. ; was discharged 
July 7, 1865 ; 2 c. 

3218. Alice Bonney Pratt", b. March 3, 1871. 

3219. Edith Belle Pratt'", b. Feb. 24, 1875. 

3220. Timothy Lloyd Pratf'. b. Dec. 7, 1845 ; m. 1. May 26, 1872, Jennette W., 
daughter of Isaac and Thirza (French) Jones, b. Dec. 13, 1849 ; d. April 
22, 1876 ; m. 2. Dec. 10, 1880, Elizabeth Frances, daughter of Cyrus and 
Hannah Whitman (Young) Metcalf, b. May 3, 1845 ; a hardware mer- 
chant ; residence, Lewiston ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 203 

S:.>21. Jennie May P^att'^ b. July 13, 1874. 

3^2:3. Gertrude Ella Pratt'", b. Aiu'il «, 187G. 

3?53. Grace Pratt'", b. June 30, 1S81. 

3-324. Charles Clitlord Pratt^ b. June 19. 1848 : ra. May 2. 18T4, Edith, dau;.-h- 

ter of Zc))ina and Deborah H. (Nash) Rriggs, b. April 2, 1853: a plioe 

cutter ; residence, Truesdell, Wis. ; no issue. 
322o. Elisha I'ratt ', b. Oct. 21, lSo6 ; m. May 1, 1884, Ada M. Berry ; re.-.i- 

dence, No. Turner. 
3220. Rebecca Pratf', b. Oct. 23. 1858 ; m. May 1, 1876, Perkins Charles, son 

of Charles and Ruth (Turner) Torrey, b. Oct. 3, 1842 ; residence, Trues- 

dale ; 2 c. 

3227. Lossie Etlicl Torrey'", b. Sept. 27, 1877. 

3228. Charles T. Torrey"\ b. Oct. 31, 1882. 

3229. Eecilla Jones', b. Juno 29, 1817; m. March 22, ISiO, 
Joshua Means, son of Winslow and Betsey (I\Ieaus) ^Yebb, b. Liver- 
more, Me., Feb. 7, 1815 ; a mason by trade, but owing to iiijuries 
received in plastering a ceiHng was obliged to abandon it ; he then 
learned the trade of carpenter, which he has pursued for many 
years ; owns a farm at Turner Centre, where they now reside ; -1 c, 
all b. Turner. 

3230. Elizabeth Jones Webb^ b. April 25, 1841 ; m. March 28, 1867, Isaac 

Phillips ; a farmer : residence. Turner ; 2 c. 
2231. ^ Eugene Leslie Phillips'", b. Sept. 2, 1872. 

3232. Grace Ella Phillips'", b. Oct., 1874. 

3233. Hart Jones Webb'-', b. Aug. 16, 1844 ; d. Oct. 12, 1852. 

3234. Ella Jane Webb^ b. Nov. 24, 1849; m. Sept. 21, 18G8, Calvin Merrill, 
son of Emory and Emeline (Meirilli Hammond ; a tinsmith ; d. Canton, 
Me., Dec. 3, 1875 ; 2 c. 

3235. Grace Hammond'", b. Aug. 14 ; d. Aug. 22, 1870. 

3236. Blanclie Hammond'", b. June 11, 1872. 

3237. Allen Jones Webb'', b. Aug. 7, 1854 ; d. Nov. 18, 1873. 

■ 3238. Hart Phillips Jones^ b. Jan. 22, 1820 ; d. March, 1812. 

3239. Luna Joxes^, b. July 9, 1822 ; m. 1810, Luther, son of 
Luther and Del^orah (Pratt) Merrill, b. Caribou, Me., Jan. 1817; 
she d. Dec. 22, 1811 ; a farmer and cooper; he m. 2. Sarah Green 
and d. Get. 1880 ; 1 c. 

3240. Luna Merrill-', b. Nov. 21, 1841 ; m. March 14, 1863, Charles, son of 
Isaiah and Nancy Leavitt. b. Feb. 27, 1840 ; residence, Leeds, Me. ; 4 c. 

3241. Ada Bell Leavitt'", b. July 18 ; d. Dec. 7, 1867. 

3242. Flora Agnes Leavitt'", b. Sept. 16, 1808. 

3243. Rollin Smith Leavitt'", b. May 29 ; d. July 21, 1869. • 

3244. Fenwick Lassell Leavitt'", b. Oct. 19, 1873. 

3215. Helen Jones'^, b. ; unmarried; residence. Turner. 

3246. IIiKA Jones', b. Dec. 16, 1829 ; d. Xov. 11, 181:1. 



204 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

32-17. 4. Joanna Allen', b. Feb. 28, 17S8 ; m. Jan. 19, 1807, 
Abijah, ^^ou of Bonjaiuiu and Sally Jones, b. Oct. 7, 1783 ; d. Oct. 
17, 1870; residence, I'urncr, where she d. March 13, 18G5 aged 71 ; 
S c., all b. Turner, 

32-lS, Lois JoNE.< b. July 9, 1807; m. Nov. 0, 1820, Stephen 
Bray, b. Sept. lo, 1798 ; d. Sept. 4-, 1875 ; residence, Turner Village, 
where she d. Jan. 11, 1879, aged 72 ; lie. 

3349. Cynthia Bl•ay^ b. March 22. 1828 ; ni. 1. Dec. 3, 1845, Alviu L. Gosb, d. 
April 2, 1859 ; ni. 2. Feb. 28, 18G1, Jolm B. Woodman ; residence, Lynn ; 
2 c. 

3350. Eugene Hubert Goss'", b. Nov. 13, 1850 ; ra. Susan Ellen Breed ; resi- 
dence, Lynn ; 4 c. 

3251. Maud F. Goss'V b. Sept. 6, 187G. 

3252. Susan E. Goss". b. March 6, 1878. 
3353. Mary C. Goss»', b. Sept. 13, 1880. 

3254. Eugenia Goss", b. July 3, 1884. 

3255. Mary L. Woodman^", b. Feb. 25, 1806. 

3256. Ze]aphia Bray^ Dec. 20, 1830; m. Dr. Alvin K. Gilmore ; she d. Dec, 
13, 1853; residence, E. Turner, 1 c, d. in infancy, 

3257. Stephen Bemiett Biay", b. Jan. 27, 1834 ; m, Dec. 20, 1855, Hannah J., 
daugliter of Eufus and Haunah J. Moody, b. Aug, 17, 1837 ; a shoe 
manufacturer, of the firm of Wallis, Kilham & Bray, Beverly, Mass., 
where lie resides ; 2 c. 

3258. Clifford B. Bray^", b. Jan. 5, 1857 : m. April 7, 1880, Adelia C, daugh- 
ter of John and Lucinda (Bray) Morgan, b. Doc. 28, 1856 ; residence, 
Beverly ; no issue. 

3259. Fannie Z. Bray^^ b. Sept. 20, 1859. 

32G0. Royal A. Bray'\ b. April 29, 1836 ; m. Jan. 18, 1864, Emma F. Talbot ; 
a cotton broker ; residence. New Orleans, La. ; 2 c. 

3261. Emma Frances Bray"\ b. Feb. 1, 1873. 

3262. Royal Charles Bray^", b. Nov. 6, 1877. 

3263. Julia J. Bray^ b. March 20, 1833 ; m. Nov. 25, 1858, Silas Morse, b. Dec. 
27, 1832 ; residence. Turner ; 3 c. 

3364. Frank Morsel", b. Jan. 18 ; d. Aug. 15, 1800. 

33(35, Gertrude Morse^". b. Jan, 31, 1864, 

3306, Ernest Morse'", b. March 27, 1871. 

3267. Lois Araminta Bray", b. Sept. 8, 1840 ; m. Nov, 29, 1866, Charles Dow ; 

residence, Danvers, Mass. ; 4 c. 
3308. Ella Dow'^ b. Aug. 13, 1867. 

3369. Charles F. Dow"\ b. Aug. 3, 1869. 

3370. Bertha L, Dow'", b. July 19, 1873. 
3370a, Elizabeth B. Dow"', b. Feb. 20, 1877. 

3371. Elizabeth Ilarbeck Bray', b. July 11, 1843; m. Aug. 5, 1864, Hon. Per- 
cival, son of WilHam L, and Adeline L. Bonney, b, !Minot, Me., Sept. 
24, 1843 ; graduated at Colby University, 1863 ; received degree of M. A. 
1866 ; was admitted to the bar, 1866 ; was a member of the Legislature 
of Maine, 1870-1871 ; in 1878 was appointed Judge of the Superior 
Court for Cumberl;ind Co., an olllce he still holds : in 1876 was chosen 
a member of tlie Board of Trustees <^)f Colby University, and since 1881 
has been Treasurer of the University ; residence, Portland ; 5 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 205 

3272. Frederick S. Bonneyi«, b. July 16 ; d. Sept. 20, 1805. 

3273. Edwin S. Bonney"'", b. Oct. 16, ISr.y ; d. July 7, 1870. 

3274. Adeline Bois Bonney'", b. Jan. 3, 1872. 

3275. Bonneyi", b. Oct. 2 ; d. Nov. 12. 1873. 

3270. Helen Bray Bonneyi", b. June 25, 1880. 

3277. George W. Bray^, b. July 2. 1846 ; d. Marcli 0, 1847. 

3278. William Wallace Bray'', b. July 19, 1847 ; yi. Sept. 5, 1877, Florence 
Dresser ; residence, Turner ; 1 c. 

3279. Nora Bell Bray'", b. July 22, 1879. 

3280. Charles H. Bray^ b. April 29, 1851 : d. Sept. 15, 1875. 

3281. Vilera J. Bray'', b. April 2, 1850 ; m. Dec. 9, 1«78, George Dunham ; 
residence, Buckfield ; 3 c. 

3282. Lois B. Dunham^", b. Nov. 13, 1879. 

3283. Ernest R. Dunham'", b. Nov. 29, 1881. 

3284. Ralph Herbert Dunham'", b. Ai)ril 29, 18S3. 

3285. Europe Jones^, b. ^^ov. 7, 1809 ; m. 1. Sept. 29, 1833, 
Orpba B. Merrill, b. 1819; d. April 19, 1864; m. 2. Livermore, 
May 31, 18GS, Mrs. Harriet Campbell, daughter of Michael and 
Betsey (Waite) Tboiiias, b Aug. 5, 1822 ; residence, Turner ; 8 c. 

3286. William Wallace Jones^ b. Sept. 2, 1S34 ; d. 1845. 

3287. Helen M. Jones=, b. May T, 1837; m. June 3, 1860, Roscoe L. Harlow, 
b. Oct. 8, 1835; resided for sixteen years at Auburn, where she d, 
March 10, 1871 ; he m. 2. Oct. 31, 1871, Emma Shaw of Buchfield, b. 
May 4, 1844 ; residence, ^Y. Minot ; no issue by 2d m., 2 c. by 1st m. 

3288. Bessie J. HarloAv'", b. May 26, 1861 ; m. Lynn, Mass., Sept. 10, 1881, 
Charles W. Duim of Auburn ; residence, 13 W. Baltimore St., Lynn ; 
no issue. 

3290. William E. Harlow'o, b. Sept. 17, 1865. 

3291. Prentice Jones^ d. in infancy. 

3292. Emily T. Jones-', b. Feb. 23, 1840 ; m. June 28, 1857, Ossian C, son of 
Philip and Louisa (Leavitt) Phillips, b. April 16, 1837 ; a merchant ; 
residence, Auburn ; 2 c. 

3293. Ida L. Phillips'", b. Feb. 0, 1859 : m. Feb. 16, 1S84, James L. Rice ; 
residence, Portland ; 1 c. 

3294. Albert L. Rice", b. Dec. 12, 1884. 

3295. Sewall F. Phillips'", b. Aug. 1, 1803 ; m. Aug. 11, 1884, Myrtie Snow ; 
residence, Auburn ; 1 c. 

3296. Ade E. Phillips'S b. Dec. 19, 1884. 

3297. Alma B. Jones», b. Nov. 21, 1843 ; m. Frank Thomas : he d. in the 
army ; she d. Nov. 7, 1805. 

3298. Vesta L. Jones", b. March 31, 1810; m. March 24. 1877, Abert H., son 
of Willard and Izo (Linscott) Linscott, b. Nov. 24, 1853 ; a merchant : 
residence, Auburn ; no issue. 

3299. Ada E. Jones^ b. Jan. 10, 1853 ; m. Charles F. Rich : she d. July 10, 
1880 ; he resides Mechanics Falls, Me. 

InBOO. Frank Jones", b. ^larcli 4. 1855 ; residence. Turner. 

3301. America Jones^ b. Aug. 7, 1812; m. ]. May 1, 1849, 
Matilda Jane ClilY, b. Feb. 20, 1832 ; d. July 2«s 1851 ; m. 2 April 
9, 1853, Mrs. Mary Uall, daughter of Solomon and Eleanor (Barry) 



20G THE DESCENDA^^TS OF 

Saiiford, b. June 9, 1S29 ; d. May, 186S ; a cabinet maker ; has 
resided since his 1st m. at Pittsfield, 111. ; 5 c, all by 2d m. 
3303. (A son) Jones-', d. in infancy, unnamed. 

3303. Kate Jones'', b. Jan. 21. IS.lo : unmarried. 

3304. Eva Jones', b. May 2G, 1858 ; m. Oct. 20, 1882, James D. Tippetts ; resi- 
dence, Pittsfield. 

3305. Minnie M. Jones''. b.*May 3, 1S62. 

3306. Lillia May Jones ', b. Aug. 13, 1865. 

3307. Africa Joxes", b. July 27, 1815; m. Feb. 7, 1843, 
Catharine Means, daughter of Winslow and Betsey (Means) Webb, 
b. Livermore, ]\Iay IS, 1817 ; residence, Turner, where he d. Xov., 
1800 ; she m. Feb. 18, 1874, J. Collins Phillips, and resides Auburn ; 
6 c. 

3308. Lenora Webb Jones^ b. March 22, 1844 ; d. Nov., 1S61. 

3309. Charles Winslow Jones\ b. Dec. 31, 1846; d. Oct.. 1863. 

3310. Rossie Jane Jones^ b. March 26, 1849 ; m. Aug., 1880. Henry B. Batch- 
elder ; a carpenter ; residence. Concord, IST. H. ; 1 c. 

3311. Mary Elizabetli Batchelderi", b. Jan. 26, 1883. 

3312. AUce Webb Jones'', b. Sept. 7, 1851 ; ra. June 26, 1876, Henry Clark ; a 
lumberman ; residence, Phillips ; 1 c. 

3313. Harvey Edmund Clark'", b. Nov. 25. 1879. 

3314. Anna Maria Jones-', b. Nov. 8. 1854 ; m. Jan. 26, 1873 ; George E, Bis- 
bee ; residence. Auburn; no issue. 

3315. Fannie May Jones'-', b. May 12, 1858 ; d. Feb., 1860. 

3316. Styla Joxes^ b. Sept. 28, 1817; m. Sept. 28, 1835, 
William Harlow, b. Minot, Jan. 10, 1818; she d. Sept. 24, 1862; 
residence, Turner Village ; 5 c. 

3317. Flora M. Harlo^v^ b. Aug. 28, 1837 ; m. 1. Nov. 3, 1855, Stephen D. 
Harris, b. Feb. 27, 1836 ; d. Feb. 22, 1864. m. 2. Oct. 13, 1808, Shepherd 
AV. Harradon, b. Turner, Oct. 13, 1836 ; residence. Turner ; 6 c. 

3318. Lois E. Harris-'\ b. Sept. 12, 1857 ; m. March 4. 1875, Charles R. 
Bumpus, b. Auburn, May 31, 1856 ; residence, Amesbury, Mass.; 
no issue. 

3319. Fred. L. Harris'^ b. March 30, 1859; d. Aug. 21, 1880. 

3320. Stephen D. Harris-'^ b. April 14, 1861 ; m. Dec. 30, 1884, Mary Agnes, 
daughter of Henry and Martha (Hibbs) HaUier, b. May 8, 1802 ; a 
can-iage painter ; residence, Amesbury. 

3321. Mary F. Harradon'", b. May 27, 1809. ^ 

3322. Addie L. Harradon'", b. Nov. 17. 1870. 

3323. Wilham R. Harradon'", b. June 5, 1875. 

3324. Rose D. Harlow'-', b. May 29, 1839 ; m. 1. March 16, 1856, Austin, sou of 
Thelisma and Sarah Bearce, b. Sept. 16, 1834; d. Feb. 13, 1859; m. 2. 
Oct. 12, 1862, Watson P., son of Pliilo P. and Margaret Andrews, b. Dec. 
30, 1838 ; residence, Bolster's Mill, ^le. ; no issue. 

3325. Stella A. Harlou''\ b. May 10. 1841 ; m. Nov. 25, 1859, Joshua, son of 
Jolur and Ruth (Crocker) Whittemore, b. Nov. 27, 1824 ; a farmer ; 
residence, Hebron : P. O., W. Minot ; 12 c. 

3326. Stella Alberta Whittemore'", b. Oct. 6, 1861 ; m. March 20, 1883, 
Herbert A. Norillen ; residence, Jlockset, N. H. ; 1 c. 



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JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 207 

S327. Norillen", b. Nov. 22, 1884. 

3328. (A son) Whittemore'", b. July 4 ; d. July 7, 1863. 

3320. Mary Frances Wliittemore^", b. May 1, 1865. 

333U. Annie Warren "Wliittemore"', b. June 27, 1867. 

3331. Samuel Joshua Wliittemore'", b. Sept. 30, 1870. 

3332. Horace Kelley Whittemore"\ b. Juno 22, ls71. 

3333. Gracie Rosa Whittemore'", b. July 4, 1873. 

3334. Nellie Eva Wliittemore^", b. June 10, 1875. 

3335. Sarah Abbie Wliittemore'", b. Feb. 24, 1878. 
3330. Maude Lorema Wliittemore'", b. Jan. 30, 1830. 

3337. Herbert Almond Whittemore'", b. Feb. 25, 1883. 

3338. Edith Mabel Wliittemore'", b. ^larcli 6, 1884. 

3339. William A. Harlow'^ b. May 15, 1845; d. Feb. 17. 1861. 

3340. Herbert A. Harlow-', b. April 27, 1854; m. Feb. 10, 1878, Fannie C, 
daugliter of Samuel C. and Adria B. (Sampson) Knight, b. Aug. 29, 
1858 ; residence, Turner Village : 1 c. 

3341. Stella A. Harlow^", b. July 27, 1882. 

3342. Joanna Jones', b. Feb. 15, 1S20; m. June 26, 1842, 
Abijali W., son of John Calvin and Anna (Leavitt) Stockbridge, d. 
A]>ril 8, ISTO ; a farmer; residence, Grafton, Mass., where his 
widow still lives ; C c. 

3343. Romanzo O. Stockbridge^ b- June 25, 1S43 ; m. Oct. 10, 1865. Mary 
Ellen Heagle, b. Taneytown, Md., Oct. 16, 1843 ; residence, C4rafton : 5 c. 

3344. Harriet Frances Stockbridge'", b. May 19, 1807 ; d. March 29, 1870. 

3345. Ida May Stockbridge'", b. Dec. 22, 18G8. 

3346. Frank Waldow Stockbridge'", b. Jan. 4, 1873. 

3347. Clarence Raymond Stockhridge"^ b. Nov. 19, 1876. 

3348. Arthur Warren Stockbridgei", b. Nov. 25, 1880. 

3349. William \V. Stockbridge-', b. Sept. 10, 1847 ; d. AprU 14, 1860. 

3350. George E. Stockbridge^ b. Sept. 24, 1849 ; d. March 31, 1850. 

.3351. Radford Stockbridge^ b. May 24, 1851 ; m. July 11, 1878, Ida L. Merrill, 
b. Jan. 10, 1858 ; a macliinist ; residence, Worcester ; 4 c. 

3352. Ernest Leroy Stockbridge'", b. Sept. 1, 1878. 

3353. Perley Thurston Stockl)ridge'", b. Dec. 28, 1879. 

3354. Radford Merrill Stockbridge'", b. ; d. May 3, 1880. 

3355. Frederick Merrill Stockbridge'", b. Aug. 24, 1881. 

3356. Charles A. Stockbridge^ b. July 27, 1854 ; m. Dec. 25, 1877, Estella, 
daughter of George E. and Sarah (Hawkins) Young, b. Aug. 25, 1859 ; 

. residence, Wellesley Hills, Mass. ; a salesman with Hayes, Gage & 
Loomis, Boston ; 2 c. 

3357. Charles Arclier Stockbridge. i", b. Feb. 27, 1880. 

3358. Florence Stockbridge'", b. Sept. 25, 1881. 

3359. Mary Starr Stockbridge^ b. Aug. 3, 1859 ; m. May 4, 1879, John. A. 
Davis, b. Oct. 8, 1853 : a farmer ; residence, Grafton ; 1 c. 

33G0. Marjory Merriam Davis'", b. April 2-1, 1884, 

33r>l, Asia Jones'^, b. Oct. 31, 1S23 ; m. Bangor; d. Turner 
about 1S57; his widow and family removed to Bangor; relatives 
report 2 c, but nothing can be ascertained regarding them, 
3302. Scott Jones'*. 
3363. Belle Jonos'-'. 



208 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

33«U. Holland Jones^ b. Oct. in, 1S25 ; m. Lowell, June 
12, 1S52, Lovina Steele, daugliter of Elisha B. and Betsey 
(Cutler) Kichardson, b. June 18, 1833 ; removed from Turner to 
Lowell, residiuu' there alxmt seven years, when he moved to 
Waitsiield, Yt. ; 1872. returned to Turner, where he lias shice 
resided ; a carpenter by trade ; 5 c. 

3365. Eva Lovina Jones', b. Waitsfield. Yt., :Marcli 11, 1853; m. Turner, 

March 27, 1S70, AVilbur F., son of Rowell and Charity Towue ; a 

mechauic ; residence, Springfield, O. ; 1 c. 
3306. Elta Townei'\ b. May 27, 18^1. 
3367. Frank Jones^ b. ATaitsfiold, Aug. 20, 1854 ; m. Springfield, Mass., Nov.. 

1879, Bertha Merrill : a shoemaker; residence, Beverly, Mass. ; 3 c, all 

b. Beverly. 
336S. Ethel Mabel Jones-', b. July, ISSO. 

3369. Effie Jones^", b. July 13, 1881. 

3370. Frank Jones^". b. Jan. 10, 1883. 

3371. Laura Zelaplua Jones'-', b. Bryon, Me., April 20, 1857 : m. 1. IMontpelier, 
Vt., Daniel Smith ; she was divorced and resumed her maiden name ; 
m. 2. J. H. Robie : now resides 250 No. ICth st., Philadelphia, Pa. ; 1 c. 

3372. Royal Holland Jone5i'\ b. Oct. 27, 1877 ; living with his grandfather. 

3373. Lillian May Jones', b. Jan. 17, 1860; m. Perry, Me., May 28, 1881, 
Mellen Shaw : a farmer ; residence. Turner ; 1 c. 

3374. Lena May Shaw- ', b. March 11 ; d. June 1, 1><82. 

3375. Richardson Emerson Jones-', b. 'Waitsfield, Feb. 3, 1866 : resides with his 
father. 



3376. 5. Isaac Allen", b. March 3, l791 ; m. 1. Turner, Xov. 
17, 1816, Jennet, daughter of Jesse Bradford ; ni. 2. Turner, Jan. 
24, 1829, Mrs. Sally (Thorp) Allen, of Hebron, widow of his brother 
James" ; 7 c, all b. Turner. 

3377. Columbus Allen^ b. June 1, 1817 ; was last in Spring- 
field, Mass., and has not been heard from for 20 years. 

337S. Ethan AlleN'-, b. about 1819 ; d. unmarried, about ISCi ; 
he enlisted in Co. K. 10th Maine Vols., Capt. George H. Isye ; was 
mustered in Oct. 4, 1801 ; discharged for disabilities, Feb. 4, 1863, 

3379. Caroline Bradford Allen^, b. April 11, 1823 : m. 
Lowell, Sept. 1853, Simeon Merrill, son of John and Eliza (Thurlo) 
Elder ; a machinist ; residence, Xewbury st., Portland ; 3 c. 

3380. Franklin Herbert Elder', b. Dec. 30. 1856. 

3381. George Albert Eider'', b. March 25, 1859. 

3382. Elmer Ellsworlli Elder', b. March 25, 1802. 

3383. Isaac Allen, Jr.^, b. about 1826 ; m. Dec. 2, 1850, :Mrs. 
Mary Stearns, widow of William Spencer ; he enlisted in Co. C, 
5th Maine Vols. ; transferred Oct. 10, 1S62, to Co. A, 1st Maine 
Vols.; mustered out June 28, 1863; he d. Aug. 16, 1863; she d. 
Feb. 3, 1877; 3 c. 



JOHN \VniTMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 209 

388-t. Anna J. Allen", b. Feb. 3, 1«52 ; m. Fitchburg, Mass., Xov. 18, 1872, 
Herbert Amos, sou of Amos and Hepsibetii L. (Simmondj Eaton, b. 
July 2-', 1849 ; a farmer ; residence, Luuenberg, Masa. ; 3 c. 

3385. Charles A. Eaton'", b. Marcli 28, 1877, 

3386. Herbert C. Eaton'", b. March 14, 1880. 

3387. Arthnr C. Eaton'", b. Aug. 3, 1883. 

3:188. Charles B. Allen\ b. June 10, 18.53 ; d. Dec. 23, 1875. 

3389. Ellen C. Allen', b. Nov. 22. 18.>3 ; m. 1. Au^. 27, 1871. Alfred, son of 
Eastman Alexander, b. Gardner, Mass. ; he d. July, 1876 : m. 2. Nov. 
22, 1882, Parker, son of Charles and Melinda (Ives) Williamson ; a car- 
penter ; residence, Aj'er Junction, Mass. ; no issue. 

3390. Judith Westox Allen", b. :Marcli 20, 1830 ; m. May 1, 
1860, George Grcenleaf Flam, b. April 2S, 1S32 ; af^^ent for IToufe- 
liold S. M. Co. ; residence, 151 Danforth st., Portland ; 4 c. 

3301. Charles Jameson Ham'-', b. Oct. 10, 1862 ; unmarried ; engaged in boot 
and shoe business at Portland. 

3392. George Greenleaf Ham^ b. Jan. 28, 1865 ; with his father at home. 

3393. Jesse Arnold Ham-*, b. Jan. 28, 1865 ; a fruit dealer at Portland. 

3394. Richard Middleton Ham-', b. May 7. 1867 ; student in Portland High 
School. 

3395, Pliny Allex*, b. Xov. 7, 1831; in. 1. Turner, Dec. 25, 
1800, Osca, daughter of Cyrus and Sophronia (Sylvester) Leavitt ; 
m, 2. Flora Leavitt, sister of above ; m. 3. Sarah Jane, daughter of 
Billings 13. and Sarah (llewes) Ih-adburj ; iu 1853 he went to 
California, remaining there till 1800 ; after a short residence in 
Maine, in 18G2, he returned to California, enlisting in 3d California 
Yols. ; at the close of the war he returned to Maine ; residence, 
Portland; is a surveyor of lumber; 1 c. 

3395a. Flora May Allen^ b. Sept. 7, 1877. 

3396. Jesse Bradford Allen^ b. :N"ov. 22, 1838 ; m. Portland, 
i^ov. 1876, Martha Emma, daughter of Joseph T. and Harriet 
(Wyman) Shirley, b. Fryeburg, Me. ; he enlisted in Co. E, 1st 
Maine Vols., for 3 months; re-enlisted in Co. A, 12th Maine Yols. ; 
promoted to 1st Sergeant; mustered out Dec. 7, 1864; a glazier; 
residence, Portland ; 2 c. 

3397. Frank Shirley AUen^ b. Oct. 31, 1879. 
8398. Jesse Bradford Allen, J^.^ b. Dec. 18, 1882. 



3399. 0. James xVllen", b. May 1793 ; m. March 31, 1822, 
Sally Thorp of Turner; he d. April 2, 1826; she afterwards mar- 
ried Isaac Allen'; 3 c. 

3-100. Dexter Bearce Allen", b. Sept. 24, 1822; residence, 
E. Auburn ; unmarried. 



14 



210 THE DESCENDAXTS OF 

3401. Still^lax Tjiorpe Allen\ b. Aniz;. 10, 1S24 ; m. Auburn, 
Oct. 22, ISr.O. :\rary Jaue^ dnugliter of Zenus' and Eetscy (nohnes) 
Wliitman, b. Sept. 24. 1S3T; a shoemaker l)y trade; was a fine 
musician and leader of the xVubarn Band : d. Oct., 1873 ; she resides 
Auburn ; 1 c. 

3402. Alton Holmes Allou\ h. Nov. 7, 1S6S. 

3403. James Allex, Jk.^, d. youno-. 



3404. 7. Jacob Allen', b. July 1G, 1790; m. Joanna Bryant, 
h. June 24, 1803; d Nov. 18, 1841 ; he d. Aug. 2G, 1861 ; 9 c. 

3405. Lois Joxes Allen", b. Aug. 5, 1827; m. May 3. 1851. 
Francis, Jr., son of Francis and Sarah (Philips) Gary, b. Turner 
Sept. 29, 1824; residence. Turner; 1 c. 

3406. Daniel Cary^, b. Nov. 26, 1853; m. Auburn, Nov. 5. 1S78. Clara Ann, 
daughter of Abijah and Grace L. (Curtis) Day ; residence, Turner 
Centre ; 1 c. 

^07. Ralph Morton Cary^o, b. Sept. 19, 1831. 

3408. Lucy Townsend Allen-, b. June 5, 1S28 ; m. Wayne, 
July 15, 1849, Cyrus Davenport, b. Aug. 20, 1823; a farmer; 
residence, Peru, ^Sle., 5 c, all b. Peru. 

3409. Frederick H. Davenport^, b. Aug. 21, 1850; unmarried; a painter; 
residence. Auburn. 

3410. Herbert B. Davenport", b. Marcli 24, 1852 : unmarried; a box maker ; 
residence, Aiiburn. 

3411. Mary L. Davenport'^, b. Sept. 18, 1856; m. Oct. 13, 1874, Elmer AV. 
Knox, b. Feb. 16. 1852 : a farmer ; residence, Peru ; 2 c. 

3412. Flora E. Knox"\ b. May 24. 1875. 

3413. Elmer L. Knoxl^ b. June 11. 1878. 

aiU. Ellen Davenport-', b. May 27, 1858 : d. June 9, 1878. 

3415. Leonard H. Davenport^, b. June 19, 1860; m. Aug. 31, 1881, Nora B. 

Knight ; a farmer : residence. Peru ; 1 c. 
3410. Ernest H. Davenport'", b. Oct. 5, 1881. 

3417. Mary Ann Allen', b. :May 15, 1829; m. Oct. 22, 1848, 
Xathan P. Lyon, b. July 4, 1824; she d. Yassalboro, Me., March 
12, 1867; he resides at Wiscasset, Me. ; 2 c, b. Yassalboro. 

3418. Elizabeth A. h\on\ h. Oct. 7, 1849 ; d. Jan. 28, 1857. 

3419. Elizabeth Lyon', b. Dec. 15, 1851 ; unmarried, at home. 

3420. Roxanna Allen", b. March 14, 1831 ; residence, Newton 
Centre, Mass. ; nnmai'ricd. 

3421. Elizabeth T. Allen^ b. April 19, 1833 ; m. Biddeford, 
Me., Dec. 7, 1853, Horace Tiiompson, b. Kemiebunkport, Me. ; 
JSTov. 15, 1822; residence, Saco; is in the employ of the Ea.stei-n 
R. 11. Co. ; 2 c. 



JOETN TVHITMAN OF WEYMOI^TIL 211 

3-122. Elizabeth Allen Thomitson", b. Sept. 12. 1851 ; m. Sept. 30, 187-1, "Wil- 
liam Stackpole, b. Oct. 1, 1851 ; residence, No. Andover, Mass. ; an 
iron moulder ; 3 c. 

3123. Frederick H. Stackpole'", b. April 23, 187G. 

3424. IIo\var«l Stackpole^", b. Oct. 29. 1879. 

3420. Grace Isabel Stackpole^'', b. Jan. 29 : d. Nov. 4, 1883. 

312G. Addie M. Thoiuijson^, b. June 20, IS.'iG ; unmarried ; residence, Saco. 

3-127. EsTHEK Malone Allen-, 1). April 6, 1835 ; m. Sept. 3, 

185-1, Elijah Davenport, b. ^Vintlirop, Me., May 10, 1829; d. in 

the army Aug. 4, 1864; slie resides at 10 Mt, Wasliiugtou st, 

Lowell ; 2 c. 

3428. Arthur Davenport", b. :March 21. 1856; d. Feb. 22. 1859. 
3129. Emma Davenport'-', b. April 9, 1857; unmarried ; a teacher. 

3430. Livia Allen^ b. Dec. 4, 1837; m. Aug. 20, 1859, Louis 
Jones, b. Oct. 15, 1831 ; a blacksniitli ; residence, Turner ; 7 c. 

3431. Jones^, d. unnamed, in infancy. 

3432. Leonard Jones', b. July 3, 1860. 

3433. Jefferson D. Jones^, b. Aug. 20, 1861. 

3434. Minnie Y. Jonu3% b. Sept. 14, 1863. 

3435. Mary L. Jones-% b. May 19, 1866. 

3436. Clara JonesS b. Nov. 20, 18GS. 

3437. Nellie B. Jones, a, b. April 1, 1871. 

3438. James R. ALLEN^ b Dec. 10, 1839 ; d. March 21, 1847. 

3439. HiEA Jones AllenI b. Feb. 14, 1841 ; m. Oct. 31, 1874, 
Lois, daughter of William and Sarah J. (French) Bradford, b. Oct. 
30, 1846; residence. Turner Centre; no issue. 



3440. 8. Polly Allen", b. May 6, 1796; m. Feb. 5, 1824, 
Alanson, son of Jacob Packard of Livermore, b. April 19, 1800; d. 
Nov. 14, 1864 ; residence, Parkman, Me. ; she d. Jan. 21, 1873, 
aged 77 ; 7 c. 

3441. Clarissa Packakd", b. Xov. 14, 1824; m. Feb. 4, 1844, 
Dr. Josiah A., son of Josiali and Abigail (Ham) Folsom, 1). New 
Market, N. 11., March 23, 1815 : residence, Cambridge, Me., where 
he d. Aug. 16, 1873 ; 7 c. 

3442. William A. Folsom^ b. Feb. 24. 1845 ; m. Oct. 24, 1870, Teresa, daugh- 
ter of James and Mary Ann ^Littletield) Chad1>ourne, b. Harmony, 
Me., Dec. 21, 184-1 : a farmer; residence, Cambridge ; 8 c. 

3443. Gertrude H. FoLsom^^. b. March 23, 1872. 

3444. Elsie E. Folsom'", b. Aug. 19, 1874. 

3445. Annie M. Folsom^", b. Oct. 15. 1875. 

3446. Josiah A. Folsom"', b. June 17. 1877. 

3447. Bertha L. Folsom", b. :March 28, 1879. 

3448. James B. Folsom"', b. April 17, 1881. 

3449. Alise F. Folsom"', b. Aug. 1, 1882. 

3450. Tomie ^V. Folsom"^, b. Oct. 17, 1883. 



212 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3451. Abby E. Folsoln^ b. Dec. 23, lS-18 : d. July 31, 1851. 

3452. Eliza D. Folsom". b. May 17, 1851 ; d. Nov. 14, 1853. 

3453. Frank E. FoIsom\ b. July 8. 1855 ; d. Feb. 8. 1856. 

3454. Charles H. Folsonl^ July 8, 1859 ; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Abbie F., daughter 
of Jotham and Abigail (Stephens) Moulton, b. Cambridge, Marcli 6, 
1804: a fanner: residence, Cambridge; 1 c. 

3455. William E. Fol3om'^ b. Jan. 24, 1885. 

3150. George C. Folsom^ b. Sept. 18, 1801 : m. Dec. 31, 1884, Abbie S., daugh- 
ter of Hemy and Christiana (Pingrce) Watson, b. Kipley. Me., Aug. 31, 
1802 ; a farmer ; residence, Cambridge. 

3457. Clara B. Folsom^ b. Sept. 1, 1864; m. June 28, 1883. Henry, son of 
Josiah and Eliza Ann (Gould) Quimby, b. Cambridge, Aug. 10, 1850 ; a 
farmer ; residence. Cambridge : 1 c. 

3458. Josiah E. Quimby^^ b. March 31, 1884. 

3459. xViiiRAH J. Packard\ b. Jan. 12, 1S26 ; d. Marcli 26, 
1829. 

34G0. Lois J. Packard^ b. Feb. 11, 1829 ; d. April 28, 1812. 

8461. Julia A. Packard", b. April 15, 1831; m. Nov. 29, 
1854. Timotliy, son of Joseph and Abi (Hatch) Hani. b. Piplev, 
June 4, 1827; a farmer; residence, Cambridge; is a leading man 
iu town affairs; has held many local offices; represented the town 
in the Legislature in 1885 ; 4 c. 

3462. Mary A. Ham", b. Sept. 12. 1S55 ; m. Sept. 15, 1880, Augustus W., son 
of David and Lydia (Patten) Kimball, b. Harmony, Me., Sept. 14, 1842 ; 
residence. 9 Lawrence Corp., Lowell ; no issue. 

3403. T. Ernest Ham^ b. Oct. 10. 1857 ; m. Nov. 29, 1882, Carrie A., daugh- 
ter of Rodney and Mary (Kinsman) Hathorne ; graduated at Eastern 
Normal Institute ; was for some years a teacher and supervisor of 
schools ; is now settled with his father at Cambridge. 

3404. Lina A. Ham^, b. Oct. 19, 1862; m. Oct. 19, 1884, Henry B., son of 
Daniel and Phoda (Pease) Mitcliell ; a farmer ; residence, Cambridge. 

3465. Lois A. Ham^, b. Sept. 22. 1800. 

3466. Jerusiia D. Packard^ b. May 4, 1836; m. Jan. 1, 1860, 
George P., son of Stephen and Sarah B. (Francis) Macomber ; 
residence, Saco, where she d. July 20, 1871 ; 2 c, both unmarried. 

3467. George E. Macomber^, b, Nov. 15, 1860. 
8468. Alton r^Iacomber^, b. Dec. 4, 1862. 

3469. Mary E. Packard^ b. Dec. 5, 1842 ; m. Sept. 10, 1865, 
Hiram P., son of Daniel and Eunice Watson (Magoone) Ring ; b. 
June 21, 1839 ; she d. Nov. 20, 1882 ; residence, Fayville, Mass. ; 
3 c. 

3-470. Edward Atkinson Ring^ b. March 29, 1867; residence, Holbrook. 
Arizona. 

3471. Hira Algene Ring^, b. Sept. 19, 1872. 

3472. Maud Leona Ring^, b. July 12, 1876. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 213 

3473. 0. Pliny Allen', b. about ISOO; m. 1. Nov. 11, 1830, 
Liiui, daughter of Jabez and Zila (Merrill) Merrill of Turner ; site 
d. Oct. 14, 1833 ; m. 2. Florilla Jones ; m. 3. Olive Jane, daughter 
of Scth Ttccords ; 4 c, all by 3d wife. 

3474. Matilda Anna Allen\ b. Jan. 23, 1850 ; unmarried ; 
residence, X. Y. City. 

3475. Flora xVllen^, b. 1854 ; m. Lawrence, Mass., April 16, 
ISSl, Frank Lee, residence, 228 Essex st., Lawrence; no issue. 

3476. James Melvin Allen', b. June 17, 1S57 ; unmarried; 
a shoemaker; residence, Portland. 

3477. Walter Bailey Allen', b. Jan. 29, 1858 ; m. April 14, 
1S8I, Josephine Lavinia, daughter of Artemus C. and Susan 
Dresser (Jordan) Small, b. Portland, xVpril 3, 1800 ; a shoemaker ; 
residence, Portland ; no issue. 



3478. IL William^ b. 17G3; m. 1. Margaret Bates, d. 
July o, 1805, aged 44; m. 2. March 20, 1806, Thirza 
Kichardson, h. ; d. Oct. 14, 1858, aged 77 ; he was 

one of the last lliree years' men drafted from Bridgewater 
for the Revolutionary war; served under Capt. Nathan 
xVlden on the alarm of July 22, 1780; was captured on 
the ship ^' Proctor," May 5, 1781, and at the expiration of 
the war was a prisoner in New York ; upon his release is 
said to have settled at Cumberland, R. L, and later removed 
to Pomfret, Vt., where he married and settled; a farmer; 
he d. Dec, 1842, aged 80; 10 c. 



3479. 1. Alanson', b. April 13, 1703; d. 1852; unmarried. 

3480. 2. LucY', b. June 30, 179S ; m. March 23, 1828, Pierce 
T., son of Robert and Ljdia (Gingsburj) Bojd, b. Dec. 1, 1798 ; 
d. Aug. 15, 187S; residence, Royaltou, Yt., wliere she d. Oct. 5, 
1877, aged 79; 4 c. 

3481. Henry A. Boyd', b. Jan. 10, 1830; m. March 23, 1808, 
Frances L., daughter of Denison and Louisa (Page) Rice ; a farmer ; 
residence, naucock, Yt. ; 2 c. 

3483. Burton Boyd", b. March 13, 1869. 
3-IS3. Carlie Boyd', b. July 21, 1875. 

3484. Oscar L. I]oYD^ b. May 14, 1831 ; d. ^^ov. 7, 1839. 



214 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3435. LoRiNG P. Boyd"*, b. Jimc J2, 1835 ; a lawyer and editor ; 
residence, X. Aubiim, Xel). 

34SG. Dahwin p. Poyd', b. Xov. 0, 1837; m. April 20, 1801, 
Pamelia A„ daiigliter of Caleb II. and Sarah G. (Sewall) Tiay ; a 
farmer; residence, Poyalton; 1 c, 

3487. Flora E. Boyd% 1.. Jan. 08, 1SG2 ; m. Jan. 28, 1879, Elmer H., son of J. 

Ellis and Lavinia iBarlhulomew) Davis, b. 1833 ; a farmer ; reriidouco, 

Royalton ; 1 c. 
a48S. Joseph E. Davisi'\ b. Aug. 24. 1879. 



34S9. 3. OzRo", b. Feb., 9, 1807; lived several years in Boston, 
tlicn removed to Georgia and later to Cincinnati, Ohio ; nothing has 
been heard from liim for several years, and it is not known whether 
he ever married. 

3490. 4. Charlotte' b. Jan. 21, 1809 ; d. 1811. 

3491. 5. Fanny", b. ; d. 1811. 

3492. 0. Amelia', b. Feb. 4, 1812; m. April 7, 1842, James, 
Jr., son of James and Elizabeth (Currier) Burnham, b. Hanover, 
K H., Dec. 19, 1807; d. May 19, 1884; residence, Norwich, A"t., 
where she d. Dec. 28, 1874 ; 4 c. 

3493. Franklin J. Burnham", b. Dec. 31, 1842; m. Jiuie 17, 

1873, Harriet Frances, daughter of Charles and Jane (Patton) 

Langhton, b. Yalley Cartier, Canada, June 15, 1842; graduated 

at Dartmouth College, 1869 ; studied law, and is now settled in 

the practice of his profession at Moorhead, Minn. ; also president 

of the First National Bank of [Moorhead ; 4 c. 

3494. Bes-iie Amelia Bumham^ b. June 4. 1874. 

8495. James Herbert Burnham^, b. Sept. 30, 1875. 

349G. Franklin Heywood Burnham-\ b. March 9, 1878. 

3497. Oscar Robinson Burnham^, b. May 29, 1880 ; d. March 15, 1882. 

3498. Sophia F. Burnham', b. Xov. 3, 1846; d. Sept. 15, 
1849. 

3499. OzEo "^Thit^ian Burnham^, b. July 25, 1849 ; m. July 
16, 1877, Elsie Aretta, daughter of Samuel and Chloe (Hale) Burn- 
ham ; graduated at the Scientific Department of Dartmouth College ; 
a civil engineer ; residence, ]Moorhead, ]\Iinn. ; 2 c. 

3500. May Bumham^ b. May 20, 1878. 

3501. Lilla Amelia Burnham^, b. Jan. 6, 1881 ; d. Nov. 17, 1883. 

3502. Herbert Alphonso Burnham"^, b. June 18, 1853; m. 
Feb. 19, 1873, Jennie Hawkins ; a farmer ; resides on the home- 
stead at Norwich ; 1 c. 
3503. Walter Hawkins Burnham^ b. April 24, 1880. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 215 

3504. 7. Charles Richardson^, b. March 11, 181-1; m. June 
1, 1852, Sopliia Hunt ; lived on the homestead till April 1, 1870, 
when he removed to Quecliee, Xt., where he now resides ; a wealthy 
and successful farmer ; no issue. 

3505. 8. AYiLLiAM^, b. Sept. 27, ISIG; ra. April 18, 1819, Mary 
Williams, b, Dec. 10, 1817; a farmer; residence, Hartford, Vt., 
P. O., Taftsville, Yt. ; 5 c. 

3506. GEORGDi^'A', b. June 1, 1850 ; m. April 18, 1879, Frank 
A. Radway, b. Marcli 31, 181-5; a farmer; residence, Newfane, 
Vt. ; 1 c. 

3507. Arthur W. Radway% b. June S, 1831. 

3508. Clarence D.^ b. April 30, 1852; m. Oct. 18, 1877, 
Sarah J. Radway, b. Oct. 18, 1857; a farmer; residence, Brattle- 
boro, Yt. ; 2 c. 

3509. Gertrude M.^, b. Dec. 37, 1879. 

3510. Hugh R.\ b. Nov. 7, 1S81. 

3511. Abbie M.-, b. July 15, 1859; unmarried. 

3512. Clara L.^, b. Sept. 1, 1861; unmarried. 

3513. AVilliam C.% b. March 10, 1865. 

3514. 9. Jane', b. April 23,".1819 ; m. ^[ay 23, 1839, Harry, 
son of Gilbert and Lucy (Wiuchell) Allen, b. May 13, 1814; resi- 
dence, Pomfret ; 5 c. 

3515. Miner Y". Allen", b. Oct. 29, 1840; m. Oct. 29, 1864, 
Ehnina Hewitt ; a farmer ; residence, Brattleboro ; he d. Strawberry 
Point, la., Jan. 12, 1887 ; 4 c. 

3516. Clyde M. AllenS, b. July 6, 18C6. 

3517. Elbert L. Allen^ b. April 11, 18G8. 

3518. Harry L. Allen^ b. July 10, IS". 5. 

3519. Willie M. AUen^, b. Jan. 10, 1878. 

3520. Oscar F. Allen^ b. Jan. 20, 1843; m. Oct. 20, 1865, 
Flora Y. Allen ; residence, Cambridge, Mass. ; is Treasurer of the 
Cambridge Savings Bank ; was for several years engaged as a teacher 
at Cameron, Mo. ; no issue. 

3521. TiiiRZA L. Allen', b. Feb. 17, 1846; unmarried. 

3522. Clarlssa J. Allen^ b. Feb. 2, 1849 ; unmarried. 

3523. Selden II. Allen^ b. May 2, 1851 ; m. March 4, 1875, 
Lucy P. Goff ; residence, Pomfret ; 2 c. 

3524. Alice A. Allen^ b. April 21, 1876. 
3524a. Oscar Fay Allen ', b. May 4, 1NS6. 



216 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3525. 10. Sarepta', b. Oct. 17, 1S21 ; m. Sept. 27, 1S18, Levi 
Cowoii ; tliey removed to Kentucky and settled at Skjlesville, 
where lie was eng-airi^d in hnnherinp:: and niilliiiir; ]ie d. May 23, 
18(i2, and in 18tU Ids widow returned with lier children to Ver- 
mont ; 3 c, all I). Iventuchy. 

3526. CiiAKLES Whitman Cowen'', b. July 30, 1S52 ; m. June 
14, 1874, Martha J. "Walker; u])on In's return to Ycrmont he went 
to live with Ids uncle. Charles II. Whitman', and has shice resided 
with him, engaged in farming ; 4 c. 

3527. Louise May Cowen', b. Marcla 10, 1876. 

3528. Annie Elizabeth Cowen^, b. Sept. 29, 1879. 

3529. Elsie Bell Cowen% b. April 10, 1881. 
8580. Charles Bernard Cowcu^ b. May 24, 1882. 

3581. Fk.vnk B. Cowen\ b. May 12, 1855; he resided with his 
uncle, William AA'hitman', for a few years, and later, 1876, enlisted 
for live years in the U. S. -Army ; was discharged at the end of his 
term at Fort Garland, Col. ; unmarried. 

3582. Eugene A. Cowen\ b. Jan. 6, 1859; m. May, 1S81, 
Carrie A. Buckman ; a tanner ; residence, Q.uechee ; 1 c. 

3582a. Millie E. Covren', b. July 20, 1882. 



3583. III. LucY^ b. 17G7; m. 1789, Israel, Jr., son of 
Israel and Mrs. Martha (Packard) (Alden) Bailey, b. 17G4 ; 
removed ^vitli his brothers, Jolni and Timothy, to Minot, 
Me. ; 5 c. 

3584. 1. Luther Bailey", b. March 4, 1791 ; m. Olive, daughter 
of Chandler and Sarah (French) Bradford, b. Aug. 10, 179G ; d. 
Oct. 10, 1867 ; he d. March 20, 1882, aged 91 ; a farmer ; residence, 
Turner ; 8 c. 

3585. Parlee Bailey", b. June 27, 1819; d. Oct. 2, 1844; 
unmarried. 

3586. Alma Bailey^ b. Feb. 1, 1821 ; m. Jan. 11, 1840, Allen, 
son of Isaac and Deborah (Stetson) Bonnev ; she d. Oct. 25, i853; 
3 c. 

3587. Harriet Alma Bonney^, b. Jan. 5, 1847; m. Sept. 21, 18G8. Sarson 
Chase% son of TLinothy and Betsey (Jones') Pratt, b. Sept. 21. 1842 ; 2 
c, see line. 

3588. Charles Allen Bonney^, b. Jan. 19. 1S50 ; m. May 2, 1874, Cora Ellen, 
daughter of Rus^-ell and Lucy (Kichmond) Merrill ; 2 c. 

3589. AlK-n Tv'ussell Bonney^", b.'oec. 17. 1877. 
35s9a. Luther Isaac Bonney"', b. Sept. 17, 1884. 

3590. Alice Bouuey ', b. Sept. 10, 1851 ; d. Sept. 15, 1854. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 217 

3591. Simeon Baii.ey^ b. Xov. 29, 1828 ; m. Sophronia, daugh- 
ter of Lorenzo and Sally (Leavitt) Silvester ; be d. Alav 20, 1S61 ; 
slie resides witli lier son ; 1 c. 

3r)91a. Williani Pitt Bailey", b. April, IS.'fi ; a farmer ; residence, Box Butte 
Co.. Nebraska, where he removed in 1879. 

Sr)l»2. Lewis Bailey\ b. Ocf. 14, 1820; d. July IS, 1S13; un- 
married. 

3593. Justus Conant Bailey-, b. June IS. 1831 ; d. June 22, 
1832. 

3591. Justus Conant Bailey", b. May 12, 1833; a farmer; 
residence, Turner Centre ; unnicU-iied. 

3595. Chandler Bradford Bailey% b. :\ray 22, 1S35; m. 
Turner, Xov. 19, 1859, Olive J., daughter of Alfred W. and Euth 
(Records) Allen ; was a soldier in tlie war, held Lieutenant's com- 
jnission ; is Town Clerk of Turner ; residence, Turner Centre ; 4 c. 

3596. Walter Scott Bailey^, b. Feb. 6, 1S80. 

3597. Marion Bailey \ b. Sept. 30, 1880, 

359S. Howard Cliandler Bailey', b. June S, 1864. 
3598a. Alma Grace Bailey'', b. July 13, 1670. 

3599. Walter Scott Bailey^ b. Dec. 18, 1837 ; d. July 2, 1857. 



3600. 2. Aketus Bailey", b. Xov. 13, 1792 ; m. Susan Harlow ; 
d. Auburn ; no issue. 

3601. 3. Martha Bailey", b. Oct. 4, 1794 ; m. March 26, 1821, 
Joseph Gowcli, b. Jan. 6, 1799; d. Feb. 10, 1873; residence, 
Auburn; she d. Feb. 10, 1874; 9 c. 

3602. Lucy Gowell', b. Jan. 8, 1822 ; d. Auburn, Jan. 7, 1882 ; 
unmarried. 

3603. LoviSA GowELL'^, b. Aug. 30, 1823 ; m. March 17, 1866, 
Galen, son of Daniel and Zilphah (Edson) AVillis, b. July 13, 1800; 
d. July 27, 1884; residence, E. Bridgewater, ^fass. : no issue. 

3604. John Gowell^, b. May 9, 1825 ; m. June 25. 1850, Sarah 
G-., daughter of Stephen and Louisa (Oaskell) Vei-rill ; a farmer ; 
residence, Auburn, where he d. Xov. 16, 1881; 10 c. 

3605. Louisa M. GowelF, b. May 27, 1851, m. July 2, 1S70. Ebenezer J., son 
of Dexter and Lovi^a (Gannnon) Hodgkins, b. July 17. 1S50 : residence, 
Auburn ; 4 c. 

3Ci)6. Annie L. Hodgkins'", b. Feb. 27. 1871. 

3t>07. Carrie M. Hodo:kins"\ b. Aug. 9. 1875. 

^tj'"'8. Eva M. Hodgkins'", b. April 17, 1877. 

=^009. Lester W. Hodgkins''", b. Jan. 21, 1879. 



21S THE DESCEXDANTS OF 

3C10. Fannio E. Gowell', b. May 20, 1^0-2; d. Dec. 5, 18G0. 
3611. Mollen R. Gowcll', b. Jan. 17, 1854 ; d. Doc. 7, 18G0. 
3012. Emma J. Go\vell% b. Dt-c. 11, lS-)5; d. Dec. 12, 18Co. 
3G13. :Martlui O. Go\v(>!l'. b. Oct. 13, ]sr)T ; m. Sept. 1, 1883, Howard L.. sou 
of John and Abii,'ail iChandler) Curtis ; residence, N. Auburn. 

3614. Nellie Gowell'. b. Oct. 25 ; d. Nov. 24, 1860. 

3615. Helen F. Go well \ b. Oct. 30. 1801 ; unmarried. 

3616. Ernma G. Gowell', b. Sept. 15, 1SG3 ; m. Dec. 29, 1883, John, son of 
Jonathan and ]\Iary illussey) Wallingford ; residence, "W. Auburn ; 2 c. 

3016a. George J. WalUngfordi", b. Nov. 20, 188-1. 
361Gb. Roy Wallingford-'\ b. Jan. 5. 18S7. 

3617. Wallace I. Gowell'. b. Sept. 5, 1SC6. 

3618. Annie Gowell-', b. AprU 3 ; d. April 23, 1868. 

3019. Jane Gowi:ll\ b. May 3, 1S27; m. Nov. 20, 1SJ:9, Levi 
P., son of Eliphalet and .Joanna (Ilecord) Xojes, b. 1S22 ; residence, 
Auburn ; 1 c. 

3620. Frank A. Noyes-', b. May 9, 1850; m. June 24, 1874, Anna Rebecca, 
daughter of Seth C. and Rebecca C. (Perley) ^lason. b. Portland, Sept. 
22, 1851 ; a commission merchant of the firm of Crersey & Noyes, doing 
business at 208 State st., Boston ; 1 c. 

3621. Florence Ethel Noyes'°, b. April l3, 1878. 

3622. Dk, Samuel B. Gowell^ b. ^farcli 20, 1S29 ; m. Nov. 
20, 1854:, Enieline, daughter of Isaac and Martha (Bhmchard) Gil- 
key, b. Searsport, ^[e., Nov. 26, lS3i ; during his minority he re- 
mained at his fathej-'s home in Auburn, working on the- farm an<l 
attending school, and teaching for four terms ; he then went to 
Porthmd, and entered on a mercantile life, which lie pursued with 
good success ; retired from business to study medicine, graduating 
at the Physeo Eclectic College, Cincinnati, O., and has since been 
engaged in his profession ; Aug., 1S76, moved his family from 
Portland to Grand liapids, Mich., remaining there till Aug., 1SS3, 
when he purchased a large farm in Bludsoe Co., Tenn., intending 
to engage in stock raising, but iinding the life too rough for his 
family, soon after moved to Louisville, Ky., to resume the practice 
of medicine; 6 c, none married. 

3623. Milton Francis Goweir, b. Oct. 31, 1858 ; graduated at the Commercial 
College, Portland. Me. ; has been for some years a bookkeeper ; now 
with his father, a-si^ting in the management of the farm. 

3624. Walter Irving Gowell %b. Aug. 8, 1860 ; d. Sept. 10, 18G6. 

3625. Grace Ella Gowell ', b. Dec. 21, 1801 ; d. Aug. 23, 1803. 

3626. Leon Irvin Gowell% b. Dec. 1, lb66 ; d. July 15, 1867. 

3627. Carrie Bailey GowelF, b. March 11. 1869. 

3628. Willard SmaU Gowell^ b. Feb. 5, 1871. 

3629. Bet.sey Gowell\ b. April 12, 1831; m. Tcobert Hamil- 
ton, Jr.; residence, Chebeague Island, Me.; S c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. ' 219 

3030. Andrew GovrELiA b. Vch. IT, 1S33; in. June IS, 1S59, 
Juli:) A. Gorbam, daui;-bter of Aitbur Warren and Sarab C. (Gor- 
luiia) llani, b. Fel). 23, 1S2C : a farmer; residence, W. Fabnoutli, 
Me. ; 3 c. 

30;n. Guy G. GowelP, b. Feb. 6, ISGl ; in New Mexico. 

3G32. Grace W. Gowell". b. April 1, ltG6 ; m. June, 1886, B. F. Lunt ; resi- 
lience, Falmouth. 
•Mo'SS. Fitt W. GoweRJ. b. June 14, ISTU. 

3034- Eachel Gowell"^, b. Feb. 15, 1835 ; m May 19, 1S5T, 

Enoch, son of Joshua and Ann (Shephard) Littlefiekl, 1). May 26, 

1830; a farmer; residence, Minot; 5 c. 

SG^o. Alma S. Littletield ' , b. [March 2U, ls.-i9 ; uiunarried. 

3G36. Rose E. Littleliekl'. b. Sept. 21, 18G1 ; m. July 2, 18S4, C. M. Rolfe of 

Clinton. Me. ; residence. So. Braintree, ]Mass. 
3037. Mellen R. Littlefiekl^, b. July 26, 1803 : employed at Auburn, :\Ie. 

3638. Chester H. Littlefield\ b. Sept. 28, 18GG : d. May 2, 1870. 

3639. Lillian G. Littlefield-% b. Nov. 26, 1871. 

3040. KiCHMOND GowELL*^, b. Julj 31. 1838; m. Silvia, daugh- 
ter of Freeman and Harriet N. (Boswoi-th) Hollis, b. Sept. 9, 18-15 ; 
a shoemaker ; residence, Auburn ; 2 c. 

3G41. Harriet B. Gowell-% b. April 18, 18G9 ; m. July 7, 1837, Ernest K. AVil- 

bur : residence, Minot. 
3641 a. Alice M. Gowell', b. April 22, 1880. 



3G42. -4. Jennet IUiley', b. May 15, 1809; rn. July, 1829, 
Edmund Penney, b. June 16, 1V99 ; residence. Auburn; 3 c. 

3643. Aretus B. Penney', b. May 30, 1831 ; m. Jan. 1, 1856, 

Harriet M. Young; residence, Auljurn ; 3 c. 

3644. Charles M. Penney', b. Jime 10, 1866. 
3045. Leonard R. Penney,^, b. March 11, 1868. 
3646. Flora B. Penney^.b. 3Iay 6, 1872. 

3647. Julia A. Pen:^ey^ b. Jan. 24, 1834: m. May 1, 1856, 

Seth, son of William and Sarah (Penney) Mauley, b. Xov. 7, 1830; 

a fanner ; residence, Auburn ; 3 c. 

3648. Ada B. Manley^ , b. May 4, 1857 : m. May 13, 1879, Henry C. Wilbur ; 1 c. 

3648a. Harry C. Wilbur-'\ b. Nov. 21, 1884. 

3ij49. Clarence V. Manley", b. April 9, 1862 ; unmarried. 

3650. Harry L. Manley ', b. March 30, 1809 ; d. Oct. 22, 1877. 

3651. Eeonahd p. Penney'', b. June 7, 1837; d. in the army, 
Xov. 4, 1862; unn^arried. 



3652. 5. Israel Bailey*, b. Minot, Sept. 30, 1812; m. Xov. 2, 
1813, Elizabeth D. Gerliam, b. Turner, Sept. 5, 1823; a shoemaker ; 
ix'sidence, Auburn, 2 c, b. Auburn. 



220 . THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3653. Clara E. BAILEY^ 1^. July 13, 1S4S ; m. June, 21, 1808, 
Nathan S. Rand, b. Poland Me., Sept. 28, 1845; a shoemaker: 
residence, Auburn : 3 c twin sons d. in infancy, unnamed. 
3G54. Lester h. Rand", b. July 31. 1SG9. 

3055. Albert W. Bailey-, b. June 21, 1859; d. ilarch 22. 
18V3. 

365C). IV. Oakes^ b. Jan. 20, 17G9; in. Jnne 17, 1700, 
Susanna, danghter of Joslina and Olive (Bass) Barroll, h. 
Oct. 12, 1771 ; d. Jan. ID, 18G1, aged 00; he removed to 
Maine witli Iiis brothers-in-law, Capt. James Allen and 
Israel Bailey, and settled in tlie town c»f Turner, where he 
d. March 10, 1850, aged SI ; c. 



3057. 1. Boyal', b. Bridirowater, Oct. 30, 1790; m. Jan. 23, 
1814, Sally Bradford, b. Tuni^er, Aug. 17, 1794: d. March 17, 1804; 
he d. Feb. 1808, aged 78 ; a fanner ; residence, Turner ; 10 c. 

3058. Susan Barrell'-, b. July 8, 1SI4 ; unmarried; residence. 
Turner. 

3059. Celia Bradford*, b. Aug. 20. 1810 ; m. June 24, 1840, 
Jesse Bradford, b. Turner, Aug. 12, 1811 ; resideJice, Turner; 5 c. 

36G0. Ellen Maria Bradford^, b. May 9, 1840; m. Nov. 17, 1859, Luther K. 

Cary ; 4 c., all but eldest b. Fort Fairfield. Me., where they now reside. 

36G1. Susan W. Cary'", b. Turner. Aug. 10. 1862 : m. Dec. 24, 1881, Edward 

L., son of "William and Dorcas (Cutts) Hougliton, b. Oct. IC. 1861 : 

residence, Fort Fairfield ; 1 c. 
3662. Grace Ellen Houghton", b. .July IS, 1883. 

36G3. Jessie B. Cary'-'\ b. Oct. 22, 1868. " 

3664. Edward K. Gary'", b. May 18, 1872. 

3665. Lela A. Cary'^ b. Nov. 6.' 1873. 

36G6. Marj' Elizabeth Bradford", b. Dec. 18, 1843: m. Dec. 25, 1861, Daniel 
H. Teague ; residence. Auburn, where bed. about 1870: she d. Sept.. 
1874; 1 c. 

3667. Mary Elizabeth Teague'", b. Sept., 1869; d. St. Louis, Mo., March, 
1881. 

3668. Anna Bradford 3, b. April 10, 1850: m. Turner, July 13, 1870. Charles 
Dexter Ford, b. Yarmouth. Mc, July 25, 1848; residence, Monument, 
Col. ; C c, 2 eldest b. Turner. 

3669. Etta Bt-arce Ford'", b. Dec. 9, 1871. 

3670. Francis Riplr-y Ford'", b. Aug. 8, 1874. 

3671. AVhitman Ford'", b. Monument, Col.. June 4, 1877. 

3672. AdL-laidc Teague Ford'", b. Aug. 12, 1878. 

3673. Celia Bradord Ford'", b. July 9, 1882. 

3674. Rachel Ransom Ford'", b. Feb. 4, 1884. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WKYNfOL'TH. 521 

3075. William Burcliard Biadford", b. April 17, 1852; ni. 1. Sopl. 7, 1871, 
Celia Elizabeth. dauj:::hter of Oliver James and Sylvina (liopjers) Hods- 
dii}, b. May 22. 1852 ; d. :\Iay 9, 1872 ; m. 2. Nov. 28, 1878. Lilla Estella, 
daughter of Moses Colinan and. Elizabeth Ann (Tomiso)i) Duuuels, b. 
^May 2. 1857 ; a teaclier ; residence, Turner Viliaii^e ; 7 c. 

.3(;7t). William Burehard Bradford, Jr.'". b. June 28, 1872. 

3G77. Albtrt Teayue Bratlford'", b. Sept. 27, 1874. 

3G78. Ellen Mary Bradford", b. Feb. 11, 1876. 

3079. Charles Ford Bradford", b. Nov. 23. 1879. 

3G80. Luther Gary Bradford'", b. May 3, 1881. 

3681. Annie Lilla Bradiord'", b. May 8. 1883. 

3682. Boyd Whitman Bradford"^, b. Feb. 24, 1885. 

3683. Celia Whitman Bradford^ b. Nov. 8, 1856 ; d. Sept. 6, 1873. 

3684. Maky^, b. Turuer, Me., April 1>1, 1S19; m. Turner, Dec. 
S, 1S43, Ecv. WilHam M. Burehard, 1). Bozrali. Ct, Feb. 14-, ISIO; 
d. Montville Ct., Marcli 20, 1883 ; she resides with her son at 
Lebanon, Ct. ; 6 c. 

3685. Dr. William M. Burehard^. b. Bozrah, Oct. 31, 1841 ; m. Doc. 28. 1870, 
Elizabeth Clark Robertson ; served in the late war ; graduated from 
Georgetown Medical College, 1866, and has since pursued his profes- 
sion ; residence. Uueasville. Ct. ; 2 c. 

3686. Agnes Loveli Burehard'". b. Aug. 25, 1872. 

3687. Robert C. Burehard'", b. July 8. 1874. 

3088. Edwards M. Burehard', b. Bozrah. Oct. 28, 1846; m. Nov. 17, 1870. 
Isabella Wyckotf ; was for some years a merchant at Washington, 
D. C. ; present residence, Lebanon, Ct. ; 2 c. 

3689. Royal WVckolI Burchardi", b. Jan. 1, 1872. 

3690. Anna Elizabeth Burcliard'", b. July 14, 1879. 

3691. Arthur W^hitman Burehard', b. Hebron, Me., .Alarch 1, 18G3 ; m. Dec. 
25, 1882, Alice Crosby, daughter of Andrew and Kate (Clifton) Van 
Tuyl, b. April 4, 1853 ; owns a dairy farm about three miles from Abi- 
lene, Texas ; 2 c. 

3602. Kate Clifton Burehard"', b. Sept. 22, 1833. 

3693. Bradford Whitman Burehard'", b. Jan. 6, 1885. 

3094. Abbie C. Burchard-\ b. Hebron, April 2, 1854; d. Washington, D. C, 
July 2, 1879. 

3695. Mary W. Burehard '% b. Jan. 9, 1857; a teacher; residence, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; unmarried. 

•3696. George C. Burchard% b. Hartford, Ct., June 9, 1859; a merchant; 
residence, Washington, D. C. 

3697. Sarah^ b. Marcli 6, 1821 ; ni. Jan. 11, 1819, Rev. Hora- 
tio, son of Xathanicl and Phoebe Arerrill, b. Brownfield, Me., April 
21, ISIY; d. Ilopkinton, la., April 5, 1858; graduated at Dart- 
niouth, 1840; from Andover Theological Seminary, 1843; was 
actively engaged in the ministry till 1850, when he became princi- 
])al of the Yarmouthi Academy, Yarmouth, !Me. ; a serious alTection 
of the throat com]K'lled him to give up his post and for a few years 
he engaged in the book business at Burtlajid, Me.; 1858, accepted 



222 tup: descendants of 

a cull to the First Coni:!:i-egatioual Cliurcli at Saulisbiiry, N. II. ; 
18(50-01, Avas school counni-sioiier for i>[crriinac Co.; 18C2, his 
failiiiii- health airain conipcllrd a chani;-c, and lie removed to Andover, 
Mass., and became connected with tiie Mutual Life Ins. Co. or 
Maine as its agent; 1870, retired from business; she resides hi 
rhiladeli^hia. Pa. ; 4 c. 

3C)9S. Koyal Whitman ^[on■il]^ b. Bluomfield. Ct., Nov. 18, 1849; m. Boston, 
April 13. 18S0, Elizabetli Parker, duugliter of Eben R. and P^liza W. 
(Blish)Horsman, b. Sept. 12, 1855 ; graduated at Harvard, 1869 : was for 
a time connected, witli the editorial staff of the Boston Daily Advertiser, 
then accepted a position on the Philadelphia Press; for the past few 
years lias been manager of the New York office of tlie Philadelphia 
Press and Cincinnati Commercial Gazette; office, Tribune Building, 
N. Y. City ; no issue. 

3699. Elizobeth Greeley Merrill, b. Yarmouth. Me., Sept. IS, 1854 ; m. Paris. 
I'rance, March 13, 1879, Francis Davis Millet, b. Mattapoisett, Mass., 
Nov. 3, 1846 ; graduated from Harvard, 1869 ; from Royal Academy. 
Antwerj), Belgiunr, 1873 ; was on the Jury of Fine Arts at the Yienna 
and Paris Exi)Osition.s : residence. New York City , 3 c. 

3700. Katharine Field :.lillct^", b. Jan. 28, 1880. 

3701. Edward A. Abbey Milleti'\ b. July 15 ; d. Nov. 16, 18S1. 
3701a. Laurence Millet^", b. 1883. 

3702. Katharine Merrill", b. Portland, Nov. 27, 1857; d. Paris, France, May 
8, 1878. 

3703. WilHam Bradford Merriir, b. Saulisbury, N. H., Feb. 27, 1861 ; m. Sept. 
12, 1882, Sarah Anna Louise, daughter of Yincent Taylor of George- 
town, D. C. : was educated at the Grammar School at Cambridge, 
Mass. ; studied a year at the Boston Latin School, and then accompanied 
the family to Paris, remaining tliere till 1S7S ; upon his return he en- 
tered upon tlie profession of journalism : is now connected witli the 
PhUadelpliia Press ; residence, Pliiladelpliia. Pa. 

370-1. Xancy Br.ADFORiA b. July 24, 1823; m. Jime 18, 18-18, 
Ezekiel M. Talbot ; a civil engineer ; she d. Syracuse, X. Y., June 
8, 1852 ; he resides Lafayette, Ind. ; 2 c, b. Epping, X. 11. 

3705. Frank Merrill Talbot\ b. April 3, 1849 ; m. Fob. 10, 1875, Lorena M. 
Rettig of Peru, Ind. ; a shoe manufacturer ; residence, Peru : 2 c. 

3706. George Winslow Talbot^", b. Feb. 8, 1876. 

3707. Frank Merrill Talbot. Jt.''\ b. April 3, 1879. 

3708. Nancy "W. Talbot^ b. Sept. 17, 1850; m. June 4. 1873. Barnett Irving 
Johnson : a bank teller : residence, Lafayette ; slie d. Jan. 14, 1886 ; 4 c. 

3709. Arthur Reynolds Johnston'", b. May 21, 1874. 

3710. Irving Talbot Johnston'", b. Oct. 6, 1875 : d. Jan. 7, 1870. 

3711. Hugh Mprrill Johnston'", b, Feb. 27, 1878. 

3712. Ruth Ilillman Johnston'", b. Jan. 14. 1883. 

3718. Makia ELIZABETIr^ b. Xov. 11, 1825 ; ni. dune 13, 1851, 
Tristram 15., son of Irlialnxl and Tolly (Lowell) Bouncy, b. May 
21, 1821; a farmer; residence, Turner; 5 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEVMOUTH. 223 

3714. Sarali M. Bonney-', h. W. Miiiot, April 2, 185-2 ; .1. Turner, Feb. 18, 1S6G. 
371"). Edward W. Bouncy", b. Auburn, March 7, 1885; m. Nov. 29, 1882, 

Blanche D. Jordan ; a shoemaker ; residence, Auburn ; 2 c. 
3710. Blaine Bonney^", b. May 1. 1884. 

3717. Jane Maria Bonney^", b. June 1, 1886. 

3718. Mary A. Bonney-', b. Auburn, ]\'b. 27, 1857 ; m. Nov. 29, 1882, Frank 
M. Lamb: a music teacher ; residence, Aul)urn. 

3719. Laura B. Bonney-\ b. Turner. March 12, 1803. 

3720. William Lo-^vell Bonney^ b. Turner, March 3, 1^66. 

3721. A.LP1I0NS0 L."", b. April 10, 1S2S: a civil engineer; d. 
iinnuirried, St, Louis, Mo., Aug. 24, 1S52. 
" 3722. Xelson^ b. March 4; d. Aug. 8, 1830. 

3723. Col. Koyal Emerson', b. May 11, 1833; m. 1. 1S52, 
Lucretia Octavia'', daughter of Caj)t. Orin' and Deborali (Jennings) 
"Whitman, b. Fel». 23. 1830 ; tliey -^vere divorced ; m. 2. Springfield, 
Mass., Harriet AVihard ; entered the volunteer service as Sergeant 
Major 23d Maine Vols., Sept. 10, 18G2; appointed Captain, March 
1, 18G3; appointed Major 30th Maine Yols., Dec. 29, 1863; Lieut.- 
Colonel, Aug. 14. 1805 ; Colonel, Sept. 1, 1805 : at the close of tlie 
war entered tlie regular army ; -svas commissioned 2d Lieutenant 
3d Cavalry, July 2, 1807; brevetted 1st Lieutenant for gallantry at 
the battle of Sabine Cross lioads; comnjissioned 1st Lieutenant, 
Aug. 12, 1869; retired Alarch 20, 1879; is well known as tlie in- 
ventor of the " AYhitman Saddle ;" residence, TVashington, D. C. ; 
member of firm of Bates & Whitman ; 6 c, all by 1st m. 

3724. Alice-', b. Oct. 25. 1852 : d. 1854. 

3725. Alphonso-', b. Sept. 20, 1854 ; m. Dec. 25. 1881. Caroline L.. daughter of 
Philip J. and Catharine (Webber) Gersinger, b. Aug. 7, 1857 : a drug- 
gist ; residence, 1058 Tremont St., Boston : 3 c. 

3726. Katharine Bradford^, b. Nov. 24, 1883. 

3727. Henry Nclson^'^ b. Aug. 15, 1885. 

3728. Dr. Royal-', b. Oct. 24, 1857: m. May 29, 1886, Julia L., daugliter of 
late Bisliop William E. and Charlotte L. (Lambard) Arniitage of Wis- 
consin, b. March 4, 1865 ; graduated at Harvard Medical Scliool, 1882 : 
■was for some years surgeon to B(Xston Dispensary, Boston ; residence, 
108 Boylston st. ; 1 c. 

3728a. Armitage^", b. March 13, 1887. 

3729. WilUam W.-', b. Oct. 8. 1859 ; residence, Newark, N. J. ; unmarried. 

3730. Henry Hyde'-', b. March 24, 18G2 ; graduated at Columbia College ; 
a lawyer ; residence, N. Y. City. 

3731. May-', b. 1804 ; d. 1805. 

3732. Edward M.\ b. May 11, 1837; d. Dec. 0, 1803. 



3733. 2. Mklvin". b. Hanson, Mass., Aug. 24, 1793: m. Dec. 
29, 1819, Patty, daughter of James and Martha Xiies ; a farmer ; 
about 1824 he removed from Turner to Sangerville, wliere he d. 
March, 1875, aged S2 ; she d. June 0, 1873 ; 5 e. 



224 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3734. Semantha Bailey", b. Turner, Jan. 28, li;20 ; m. Sanger- 
ville, Marcli 22, 1S44, William Rashford. son of Eliphalet and Esther 
(Low) Washburn, b. iSew Gloucester, Me., Jan. 12, ISIS; served 
in tlie late war; a fanner ; residence. Brewer, Me.; 5 e., all b. 
Brewer. 

3735. Estclle Maretta Wnsliburn', b. Feb. 22, 1845 ; d. April, 1847. 

3736. Eliphrilet Waslibunr'. b. June 23, 1S47 : m. Corinth, Afe., Sept., 1^7.""), 
Nellie Iva, daiip;btor of Melviu and Mary A. (Tate) Gerry, b. Feb. 20, 
185G ; a sailor : residence, Brewer ; 3 c. 

3737. Nellie :^Iay Waslilniru'", b. Jan. 15, 1876. 

3738. Florence Euj.,'erio Washburn^", b. Oct. 30. 1879. 

3739. Wilmor Gladys Washburn'", b. Nov., 1882. 

3740. Melvin Whitman ^Vashbu^n^ b. Sept. 15, 1849 ; ra. Corinth, 3Iarch. 
1875, Dora Ann, daughter of Addison Bragg ; moved to Portland, Nov., 
1883 ; is emydoyed in a framing mill ; 1 c. 

3741. Maud Alice Washburn'", b. Brewer, July, 1876. 

3742. William Augustus AVashburn", b. Jan. : d. Aug., 1854. 

3743. Sarah AVashburn'-*, b. Aug. ; d. Sept., 1858. 

3744. Williaai Berrkll'', b. Dec. 23, 1S22 ; m. Hampden, 3Ie., 
Jan. 4, 1852, Mehitablc Smith, daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Smith) 
Baker, b. Aug. 28, 1825 ; removed to Brewer in 1844; a carpenter, 
has also been employed in ship-bnilding ; 4 c. 

3745. Elizabeth Sarah^ b. Sept. 25, 1852 ; m. Sept. 23, 1877, John Allen, son 
of Joseijh AV. and Caroline M. (Swett) Higgins ; a salesman, with R. H. 
AVhite, Boston ; 2 c. 

3746. Alma Louise Higgins"'. b. Nov. 2, 1879. 

3747. Koy Edwin Higgins"\ b. Sept. 22, 1883. 

3748. Frank Melvin'', b. Dec. 30, 1854 ; m. Dec. 39, 1SS5, AdeUa S. Trask ; 1 c. 
3748a. Dana Trask"', b. Nov. 14, 1886.- 

3749. Annie AIaretta% b. Oct. 5. 1859 ; unmarried, at home. 

3750. Edwin Lewis^ b. Feb. 28, 1863; m. Dec. 15, 1886, May Lounder of 
Vanceboro, Me. 

3751. IIarkison Gray Otis', b. May 2G, 1825; m. L Ellen 
Bennett; m. 2. Rachel, daughter of Merrill Marrow; removed 
about 18G5 from Sangerville to Oharlestown, Me., where he now 
resides ; 2 c, by 1st m. 

3753. Ella E.'^ b. 1859. 
3753. Sumner'-', b. 1861. 

3754. Mercy ANN^ b. May 21, 1830; m. April S, 1850,' Royal, 
son of Isaiah Knowlton ; residence, Sangerville, where she d. May 
6, 1879; 1 c. 

3755. Martha Laiizara Knowlton'*. b. March 19, 1853 ; residence, Deeriug. 

3756. Augustus Royal^, b. June 21, 1833; m. 1858, Rachel 
Davis of Turner; a farmer; resides on his father's homestead at E. 
Sangerville ; 3 c, all unmarried. 



JOIIX WIIITM-AX OF WEYMOUTH. 225 



3757. Jlllia^ b. about 18G0. 

3758. Rullo', b. about ltG3. 

3759. Eaa^ b. about 18G5. 



3760. 3. Luther", b. TIansun, Mass., Oct. 3, 170(3; in. 1. April 
15, 1824, Brittania, dauiclitor of Conu'lius and Sabra (Bryant) Jones, 
b. April 17, 1709: d. Jan. 10, 1^51; ni. 2. 1855, Bwebecca, sister to 
above, b. Jan. 30, ISOG : d. Aiiji;. 21, 1S75 ; a teaclier for many 
years, having S(3li<>ol5 in Sumner, ilartford and Turner; about 
1831, lie boui^lit a farm in Turner, and resided there till his death; 
he d. Marcli 22, 1831, aged 85 ; 8 c, all b. Turner. 

3701. Ben.jamin Franklin^ b. Feb. 24, 1820: m. Oct. 19, 
1801, Lorana Frances, daui^diter of Salmon and Ann (Turner) 
Gary, b. Oct. 10, 1822; a farmer : residence, Turner, where he d. 
June, 1885; c, all b. Turner. 

3763. Clara Anir', b. Feb. 13. 1883 : d. July 8. 1873. 

37G:^.. Jeiniie Lincobr', b. April 25 : d. Sept. 14. 1861. 

8764. Ezra Gary', b, June 8, 1805: d. ]\rarcli 1, 1874. 

3765. Delia Frances-', b. Oct. 1, 1806. 

376G. Frank Lutlier', b. Oct. 30, 1871 ; d. Marcb 0, 1874. 

3767. George Mellen ', b. Oct. 23, 1ST5 ; d. May 14, 1878. 

3708. Thomas ScoTT^ b. April 1, 1828 ; m. Nov. 0, 1852, Olive 
Gary; a bhoemaker : residence, Auburn ; 1 c. 

3769. Ellen Gary", b. Jan. 13, 1854 : m. June 23, 1876, Edward Augustus, son 
of Rev, Henry Burleigh and Dorcas (Folsoni; Smith, b. Balasore, India, 
Oct. 2, 1853; graduated Bates College, 1873; in 1875 was assistant 
editor of tiie Morning Star, Dover, N. II. ; she d. Sept. 23, 1876. 

3770. Saba Jones^, b. Feb. 10. 1831 ; m. Nov. 17, 1853, Alden, 

son of Elisha and Buth (Chandler) Call ; a farmer: residence, "W. 

Auburn ; 1 c. 

3771. Frank HalP, b. Sef)t., 1858 ; m. June, 1881, Susan Morrison ; residence, 
11 Willis place, Pittbfteld, Mass. 

3772. Amos TuiiXKir, b. May 22, 1834; m. St. Cloud, Minn., 
Jan. 17, 1809, Martha J., daughter of Joshua Crommet of Ghhia, 
Mo. ; is bookkee])er witli Clark ife McCIurc ; residence, St. Cloud ; 
ado])ted John llerlx'!-, son of John O. and Susan F. Crommet ; 
June 20, 1878, his name was changed to — 
3773. Luther Oaks AVhitman-', b. July 8, 1877. 

3774. Martha Axn^ b. July 15, 1830; d. Sept. 3, 1857. 

3775. Debor.\h LT^-C0LN^ b. Feb. 14, 1830; m. March, 1805, 
Robert Thayer of Turner; she d. Betliel, May 13, 1870; he m. 2. 
Zilpha, daughter of Job Brincc ; is in fruit business in Michigan. 

15 



226 TUPJ DESCENDANTS OF 

377<l JoNEs8, b. Sept. IC, 18-13: m. Oct. 10, ISGO, Louisa M., 
dau^^liter of Libhens and Mary (Alden) Leavitt; enlisted in Co. E, 
IGtli Maine YoU. ; was ii]i)-)ointed Corporal and rose to rank of Lieu- 
tenant ; he d. June 2-), iS(ii); Ids widow jn. 1872, James Young, 
a farmer of Buelciield, wliere she now resides; 1 c. 
3777. IMabel Florence', b. Nov., 1868. 

3778. Susan Eebecca", b. Feb. 20, 1846; d. Sept. 1, 1881; 
nnnuin-icd. 



3779. 4. Olive Bass', ]>. Hanson, Jan. 23. 1800; m. 1. Dec. 20, 
1821, Amos Turner, b. Turner, Ane:, 28, 1790 ; d. Greene, Me., 
July 16, 1824; m. 2. May 28, 1835, John Adams, b. 1797; d. 
Greene, Dec. 9, 1838; slic d. March 16, 1839; 3 c. 

3781. Jane Tuenee', b. Greene, Nov. 0, 1822 ; m. :^^ay 10, 

1846, Salmon, son of Koger and Penelope (Perry) Tirrell, b. Oct. 
12, 1807 ; d. Aug. 10, 1880 ; lie m. 1. Susanna', daughter of Oakes^ 
and Susanna (Parrell) Whitman, b. Dec. 1, 1811 ; d. Nov. 27, 1845 ; 
residence, Auburi] ; 2 c. 

3782. Delia Maria TirrelP. b. Auburn, May 23, ISjI ; m. April 4, 1873, Frank 
A., adopted son of William R. and Olive (Turner'') Wriglit, b. March 3, 
1851 ; engaged in making and selling patent medicines ; residence, 
Lewiston ; 1 c. 

3783. Edith Louise Wright'", b. April 1, 1876. 

3784. Salmon Tirrelb', b. Sejjl. 19, 1855 ; m. Dec. 4, 1880, Annie, daughter of 
Marslon and Lydia M. (Turner) Child, b. April 6, 1863; d. Sept. 13, 
1883 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Auburn ; no issue. 

3785. Olive Turner*, b. Turner, Aug. 1, 1824; m. Sept. 19, 

1847, "William R. "Wright of Lewiston ; engaged in selling patent 
medicines ; they luive an adopted son, see above. 

3786. Nelson Whitman Adams^ b. Greene, April 29, 1886 ; 
unmarried ; residence, Turner. 



3787. 5. Jane", b. Turner, Dec. 12, 1802; m. 1. Oct. 1823, 
Earl AYood, b. Middlesex, Mass., Nov. 1, 1798 ; d. Turner, 1837 ; m. 
2. Alden ]]lossom of Turner ; he d. Aug. 9, 1863 ; slie is still living, 
aged 85 ; 1 c. 

3788. AzoR Parrell Wood", b. Turner. Oct. 2, 1825; m. 
Portland, Me., Oct., 1847, Harriet O. Hoyt; a shoemaker; resi- 
dence, Auburn ; no issue. 



3789. 6. Pev. Alrhonso Luring', b. Turner, July 28, 1805; 
m. 1. West Millbury, Mass., Oct. 10, 1834, Almira, daughter of 



JOHN AVIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 227 

Dca. Joiiatliaii Waters, b. June 28, 1811; d. Xorwicli, Ct, May 
15, 18-12 ; m. 2. A])ril 20, 1843, ^faiy E., (laiightoi- of Hon. Noyes 
Ilarhcr of Grotuii, Ct, b Feb. 5, 1817; at tlie age of twenty-one 
began to btudy for the ministry ; graduated at J'angor Theological 
Seminary, 1831 ; was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church 
in E. Brewer ^;n..^\• Ilolden), Sept. 17, 1834, remaining here till 
]Sov. 0, 1838; Dec. 11, 1838, was installed over the 4th Congreira- 
tional Church of Norwich, Ct., holding this charge till March 25, 
I84G; April 25, 1847, began his lal)ors with a neAvly organized 
church in Westerly, R. I. ; was installed as regular pastor, 2^[arch 
23, 1853; this, his longest settlement, covered a period of nearly 
twenty years, when Mith health impaired by continuous labor he 
took charge of the Congregationrl Cliurch at Tiverton, R, L, but 
after a few years was compelled to abandon all public lal)or ; lie 
then returned to Groton and " after two years residence amono- his 
friends entered the mansions where tliere is no more care, Oct. 29 
1874 ;" "he was faithful, earnest and i-eliable as a pastor, ready to 
every good work, and more than ordinarily gifted as a preacher;" 
she resides Grotun. Ct, ; G c, 2 by 1st ra. 

3790. AxDRUs Waters^ b. E. Brewer, Sept. 13, 1837; d. 
Norwich, Ct., June 16, 1840. 

3791. William ALriiONso', b. Xorwich, Jan. 13 ; d. March 31 
1842. • ' 

3792. John Loiuxg', b.Xorwich, April 16, 1845 ; m. Feb. 20, 
1872, Clara B., daughter of Rev. George W. Bourne of Xew York ; 
was connected with the Boston Post, and gave promise of great 
success in journalism to which his taste inclined him ; lie d. Boston, 
July 17, 1872 ; his widow resides Groton, Ct. ; 1 c. 

3793. Mary Barber*, b. Jan. 2 ; d. April 2. 1873. 

3794. Horace Barj5Er', b. AVesterly, :Nov. 21, 1848 ; d. Aug 
1, 1850. 

8795. Arthur Train^ b. Stonington, May 29, 1851 ; m. Feb. 
21, 1875, Mary Helen Howland ; residence, Chicago ; address, 2972 
Calumet ave. ; 1 c. 
3796. Mary Barber^ b. Nov., 1878. 

3797. Edward Dixon^ b. Stonington, March 9, 1859; d. July 
5, 18G0. 



3798. 7. Eliiiab Studley', b. Turner, June 19, 1808; m. Dec. 
7, lb31, Sybil Jones, b. Turner, Sept. 30, 1812 ; a farmer; residence, 



228 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Turner; wii.-s killed by being tlirown from his carriaf,^e, Oct. 29 
1860; bIic residcp Anlnini ; the following is from a local paper of 
Aug., 1S75: '-The family of tlie late Stiulley Whitman of Lower 
St., Turner, held a reiiniun at the home of Mr. Horace C. AVhitman 
of Auhurn, Me., on l''riday ; it was a ha])i>y occasion, especially for 
Mr.'^. Sybil Whitman, now To years old. to see eight of her children 
together again ; one S'jn, Mr. :N[elle]i Whitman, wlio lives in Cali- 
fornia, was ui>ablc to be present. The following are the names 
of tliosc present: Chas. B. Whitman of Eureka, Cal ; Flora A. 
WhitmaTi of Auburn ; Jleniw J. Whitman of Turner; Mrs. Yesta 
L. Bryant of Livermore ; Herbert S. AVhitman of Ko. Auburn ; 
Horace 0. "Whitman of Auburn and Mrs. Belle P. Cook of Califor- 
nia ; t)ie oldest of the children is 53 years of age and the youngest 
32 ; half a dozen ha])py grandchildren enlivened the occasion ; it is 
the first general reunion since Charles and Mellen Whitman M-ent 
to California about thirty years ago ;" 9 c., all b. Turner. 

3799. Charles Barkeli/, b. Feb. 11, 1883; unmarried; resi- 
dence, Phireka, Cal.; is agent for stage lines centering at that 
point. 

3800. Oscar .Mellen', b. Feb. 17, 1835 ; unmarried ; residence, 
Eureka; engaged in lumlteriug. 

3801. AIary IsA^KL^ b. March 11, 1837 ; d. May M, 1841. 

3802. Flora ANN^ b. May 21, 1847; unmarried; residence, 
Auburn. 

3803. Henry Jonks^ 1). April 29, 1811; m. March 29, 1887, 
Martha Soule Churchill; i-esidence. Auburn; 3 c. 

3S04. Eliab Churchill", b. Feb. 22, 1868. 
.3805. Ella Vesta-', b. June 1, 18G9. 
380G. Sybil Maud', b. Aug. 25, 1881. 

3807. Vesta Lohing\ b. Xov. 9, 1844; m. May 29, 1867, 
Dorillus M. Bryant ; a farmer; residence, Livermore; no issue. 

3808. Herbert Stldley^ b. May 13, 1647; m. Dec. 30, 1875, 
Mary Melder Bichards, b. Jaiu 2, 1850; a farmer ; residence, Xo. 
Auburn ; no issue. 

3809. Horace CourtlandV>- ^larch 13, 1850; m. Nov. 30, 
1872, Sarah Rosanna Davis, b- Sept. 7, 1850 ; a tinsmith ; resi- 
dence. Auburn ; 3 c. 

3810. EricuiaP, b. Jan. 5, 1873. 

3811. Maynard Stephen', b. March 28 ; d. Ai)ril 30, 1876. 
8812. Belle Cook', b. Aufr. 11, 1878. 



JOHN WIIITMANT OF WEYMOUTH. 229 

3813. Isabel Trince^ b. June 23, 1855 ; m. Florence, Cal., 
Aui^. 13, 1S78, Dr. Charles Edwin, 8on of .Tusepli and Clariiida 
(liathorn) Cook, b. Feb. 14, 1852; a fruit fanner; residence, 
Sierra Mad re, Los .\ngelos, Cal. ; 1 c. 
3814. Gertrude Sybil Cook^ b. Florence, Nov. 3, 1881. 

3815. 8. SUSANNA', b. Turner, Dec. 1, ISll ; m. ^larcb 80, 1820, 
Salmon, eon of lioger and Penelo])e (Ferrv) Tirrell, b. Oct. 12, 
1807; d. Aug. 10, 1880: residence. Auburn, where shed. Xov. 27, 
1845; he in. ]May 10, 3 810, Jane', daughter of Amos and Olive 
Bass (Whitman') Turner; 8 c, b. Auburn. 

381G. Olive Turner Tirrell", b. Aug. 8, 1830; m. Jan. 7, 
1857, Thomas Welcome, son of Thomas and Abigail (Ferry) Ilersey 
of No. Aubnni, b. Feb. 27, 1833: a boot and shoe manufacturer; 
address, 943 Washington st., Bostoii ; no issue. 

3817. Harriet A. TIRRELL^ b. June 20,1832; m. Aug. 17, 
1852, Moses, Jr., son of Moses and Fhoda (Prince) Millet, b. Feb. 
22, 1830 ; a carjienter ; residence, AV. Auburn ; she d. Oct. 1, 1853 ; 
he m. 2. March 25, ISoG, Lucetta Verrill Lane; 1 c. 

3818. Harriet xV. Millet ', b. Sept. 8, 18"33 : m. Aug. 3, 1S71, Ruel Daniel, son 
of Daniel and I\Iahala iPlulIips) CotTrin, b. Sept. 9, 1810; a farmer; 
residence, Upton, Me. ; 2 c. 

3819. Edith Coffrin'", b. Aug. 27, 1877. 

3820. Elizabetli Adelia Cotfrini'^ b. Oct. 6, 1879. 

3821. Henry C. Tirrell^, b. Dec. 12, 1884 ; m. May 25, 1858, 
Jane, daughter of Owen and Susan (Harlow) Fearce, b. Dec. 2, 
1834; d. Oct. 29, 1883; he d. July 12, 1859; she m. Dec. 27, 
INGO, Addison F. Alden; no issue. 

3822. Addison F. Tirrell", b. Dec. 29, 1836 ; m. 1. Canton, 
Jan. 15, 18G0, Mary Etta, daughter of Samuel and Foxanna 
(Thompson) Jewett, b. Xov. 20, 1838; d. Aug. 10, 18t55 ; ul 2. 
Sumner, Oct. 21, 1871, Elve.^a, daughter of Harvey and Desire 
(Perkins) Berry, b. Sept. 7, 1844; a shoemaker; residence, So. 
Paris ; 4 c. 

3823. Henry Thomas Tirrelb', b. April 5. 1861 ; unmarried. 

3834. Etta May Tirrell% b. April 10, ISOo ; ni. Nov. 27, 18S3. Clarence Augus- 
tus, son of Charles and Selina Dillingham (Chandler) llolbrook, b. 
Braintree, Mass., Sept. 18, 1802; a farmer; residence. No. Auburn; 
no issue. 

3825. George Alton Tirroll ', b. June 25, 1874. 

3820. Jennie Elvesa Tirrell", b. Feb. 7, 1876. 

3827. Susan J. Tirreliv", b. Auburn, Jan. 23, 1839 ; m. Oct. 



230 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

6, 1859, Elkaiiali Baker, son of John and Mercy Holmes (Balcer) 
Harlow, b. Oct. 2, 1S35 ; a farmer and shoemaker; residence, 
Lewiston ; 1 c. 
3828. I^Iellen Staiiwood Harlow", b. Oct. 17, 1860. 

3829. Mauy J. Tii.'HELL"', b. Turner, May i, 1841 ; d. Auburn, 
Sept. 1, 1SG2. 

8830. Almira W. Tikkell^ b. Turner, Oct. 11, 1843; m. 
Nov. 20, 1865, 0.4)urn, son of Aniasa and ArvilJa (Tillson) Trask, 
b. Sept. 31, 1843 ; a slioemaker ; residence, Auburn ; 2 c. 

3831. William Tra^k^ b. Jan. 8, 1871. 

3832. ITerljcrt Artliur Trask^ b. Jan. 25, 1872 : d. Feb. 3, 1873. 
3832a. Olive May Trask ', b. Nov. 19, 1S8G. 

3833. Jennie L. Tirrell^ b. Turner, Nov. 0, 1845; d. March 
23, 184G. 



3834. 9. HuT.DAH Barrell', b. Turner, Nov. 15, 1815 ; m. 1. 
Jan. 29, 1845, ^Micah, son of Joseph and Celia (Loring) Copeland, 
b. Turner, Aug. 21, ITOI ; d. April IG. 1852; m. 2. Feb. 21, 1858, 
Thomas J., son of William and Molly (Dunbar) Bonney, b. E. 
Bridgewater, May 2, 1803; residence, Turner; 2 c. 

3835. Yesta a. Bonney^ b. Oct. 30, 1855 ; m. Nov. 29, 1874, 
Henry Johnson of Canada ; residence, Turner; 3 c. 

3836. Thomas Henry Johnso^^ b. Jan. 29, 1876. 

3837. John Levem Johnson^ b. June 20, 1878. 

3838. Albert Garfield Johnson^, b. Jan. 0, 1883. 

3839. Martha Whitman Bonney'^, b. Sept. 4, 1858 ; m. Nov. 
22, 1879, Orrin Irisli of Turner ; she d. Brockton, Mass., March 4, 
1884 ; 1 c. 
3840. Harold Mason Iri?lJ^ b. Campello, Mass., Feb. 13, 1883. 



3841. V. CiiLOE'', b. 1773; m. Sept. 14, 17-7, Dea. 
Jacob Bcarce of Pembroke ; she d. 1839; G c. 



3842. 1. SoPHRONiA Bearce", b. ; d. ^[ay 11, 1798. 

3843. 2. Mary Bearce', b. Dec. 4, 1799; d. March 2, 1804. 

3844. 3. Isaiah Bearce', b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; m. ; d. Hanson, 
June G, 1883. \ 

3845. 4. Emily Bearce*, Ik Aug. 10, 180G ; m. 1. Jordan ; 

m. 2. Jan., 1850, Ephraini Ilandall. 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 231' 

3840. 5. Maiiy Bearce", b. Aug. 1-1, 1808. 

3847. 6. Dexter Chandler Bearce^, b. April 1, 1810. 



3848. VI. Luther'", b. 1777; d. (was drowned) 1782. 



3849. Samuel"' (350), Johii^ Nicholas-', Thomas"', John^ 
b. Oct. 7, 1730; ni. 1. 1757, Ehzabeth, daui^'hter of Eben- 
ezer Bonnev of Pembroke; slie d. 177G; m. 2. 1776, Mrs. 
Sarah AVoterman of Halifax; slie d. Sept. 19, 181G, aged 
74 ; resided at Bridgewater till late in life, when lie re- 
moved to Cum nn'ngton ; he joined the Baptist Churcli of 
Cummington and was inmiersed at the age of 94 ; he d. 
Feb. 5, 1824, aged 94; 11 c, two of whom d. before 1770, 
names unknown I. James'': 11. I Javid'' ; III. Samuel"; 
IV. Aber- V. Beza^ VI. Sally'- VII. Mehitable'' ; VIII. 
Freeman*' ; IX. Freedom''. 

3850. I. James'\ b. 17G0; d. young. , 

3851. II. David'^ b. Feb. 22, 1762; m. about 1790, 
Abigail Howard, b. 1771; d. Oct. 24, 1846; entered the 
army at an early age, serving till its close, a portion of 
the time with the regular troops ; at the close of the war, 
in company with some friends, went to New Hampshire 
and settled at Lvme ; it is related that when he had been 
liere for some years, he desired to return to his native 
town and visit his father ; money for the journey was 
however wantino- so he took on his shoulder a ba^' of 
flour, and started on foot for ^Lassachusetts, paving for his 
lodging each night in ilour he was a thrifty, industrious 
farmer and much esteemed ; a worthy member of the 
Lyme Baptist Church, and regular not only in the observ- 
ance of his Sabbath duties, but of mornin<'- and evening" 
prayers as well ; his name a[jpears on the Senate pension 
rolls of 1832 ; he d. Orford, iji tlie family of his son Samuel, 
Nov. 9, 1854, aged 93; 8 c. 



232 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3852. 1. Jon.N', b. J\rarc]i 28, 1703; d. Oct. 16, 1T96. 

3853. 2. Samuel", b. Oct. 28, 1795; a wealthy farmer and land 
OAvncr, noted for his hone.'^tj and integrity, and at hi.s death was 
lamented by all; residence, Orford ; he d. unmarried, Dec. 11, 
1880, aged 85. 

3851. 3. David*, b. March 11, 171>S; m. Feb. 7, 1833, JRebecca 
G. Freeman, b. 181U ; d. July 3, 18S7; a farmer; residence, Or- 
ford; he d. Kewbury, Vt., in the family of his son Levi, Aug. 12, 
1875, aged 77 ; 8 c. 

3855. Caleb F.^ 1). April 29, 1831; ni. March 20, 1861, Mary 
W. Norris of Orford; a farmer; residence. Orford: has rendered 
much assistance to the author in spite of the fact, that an injury to 
his rigid hand, some si.xteen years ago. conTj^els him to write with 
his left ; 4 c. 

3856. Emma L.^ b. April 2, 1SG5. 

3857. Stella M.^ b. July 18, 1809. 

3858. Mary II.-', b. Peb. 7. 1873. 

3859. Carrie S.\ b. Nov. 17, 1881. 

8860. John II. \ b. March 25, 1835; m. Sept. 4, 1858, Harriet 
E. AVarren of Lyme; residence. Manchester, K IL ; a bobbin 
maker; 1 c. 
3861. Addie L.", b. Dee. lu. 1860. 

38G2. SiiEPAKD B\ b. March 10,. 1838; m. Aug. 19, 1863, 
Elvira S., adopted daughter of John S. and ]^[ary Woods of New- 
bury, \^t. ; eidisted in Co E, 2d Yt. Sharpshooters, for three years; 
was in nine enoao'ements and wounded at the battle of Antietam, 
Sept. 17, 1862; after being in the hospital for three months, he 
was sent home, having settled previously in Xewbury ; \SGG, he 
sold his farm and reiuuved to Fon du Lac, Wis., reuiaining there 
till 1877, when he removed to Hastings, Adams Co., Neb., where 
he now resides; a farmer ; 5 c. 

3863. William", b. April 15. 1865 ; d. Sept., 1807. 

3864. Mabel', b. Sept. 14. 1867. 
8865. Charles', b. April 13, 186U. 

386G. Bertie', b. Sei>t. 28, 1875 ; d. Oct. 28, 1877. 
3867. Maud", b. Dec. 6, 1877. 

8868. Monroe D.^ b. Oct. 8, 1841 ; m. Oct. 8, 1867, Anna Bry- 
ant ; enlisted, Aug., 1862, in Co. II, i2th Yt. Yols., and served for 
nine moiiths ; in the spring of 1866. he Avynt west, and now resides 
at Steele Centre, Steele Co., ^Minn. ; a farmer; 6 c. 

3869. Clarence L.-', b. Oct. 11, 1868. 

3870. George N.^ b. Nov. 6, 1870. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 233 

3871. Frank M.*, b. July '-29. 1875. 

887-.'. Artliur J.^ b. Nov. 26. 1877. 

3873. Harriet A.^ b. March U, 18S3. 

8873a. A sou'', b. Jan. 38, 1887. 

3S74. Levi', b. Vch. 8, 1842 ; m. Aui^. IG, 1ST3, Ann 11. Mavtiu ; 
a farmer ; residence, Xe^vt)urJ Centre ; 4 c. 

3875. David*, ^ d. Jan., 187o. 

[b. Oct. 23, 1874. 

3876. Dora^ ) 

3877. Eugene^ b. May 13, 1876. 

8878. Fanny l^ebecca^ b. March 18, 1879. 

8879. IIarkiet M.% b. May 8, 1S44 ; d. Aug. 29, 1866; un- 
married. 

3880. Kelson S.^ b. Aug. 28, 1816; m. Feb. 8, 1874, Xettie 
O. Q.uinibj ; studied luediciue for a lime, and is now a druggist ; 
residence, Nasbua, In. 11. 

3881. Lucy A.\ b. Aug. 25, 1819 ; m. Sept. 15, 1880, Xathaniel 
A. Tike; residence, ILiverLill, X. H. ; 1 c. 

3882. Harriet E. Pike', b. July 30, 1881. 



3883. 4. Rhoda', b. April 11, 1800; m. Jan. 29, 1829, Moodey 
Morey, b. 1793; d. Dec. 17, 1864; a farmer; residence, Orford ; 
slie d. Xov. 19, 1884, aged 84; 4 c. 

3884. Edward 11. .AIokey^ b. Dec. 29, 1829 ; m. Nov. 20, 1854, 
Martlia A. Arcber ; a farmei- ; residence, E. Orford ; 1 c. 

3885. Sarah A. Morey", b. March 13, 185s ; m. Nov. 18, 1877, George W. 

Sherwell ; an engineer on the Boston, Concord & Montreal Radroad ; 

residence. Lake Village, N. H. ; 1 c. 
388C. Dora M. Sherwell'". b. May 18, 1878. 

38S7. John H. MoREY^ b. :May 4, 1832; m. July 28, 1862, 
Emily A. Cummings, b. Sept. 5, 1837; d. April 27, 1869 ; removed 
first to Elyria, O., and next to Payne, Paulding Co., O., where lie 
now resides ; engaged in lumbering ; 3 c. 

3888. Rhoda H. MoreyM>. March 8, 1804; m. Sept. 25, 1882, Richard E. 
Jones ; a meat and provision dealer ; ie.sidonce, Elyria. 

3889. Nellie E. Morey% b. Sej.t. 25, 1805; residence, Orfordville. 

3890. Alice E. Morey % b. Oct. 27, 1868. 

3891. Amanda ]\L Morey^ b. June 2, 1834; d. Dec. 23,1860; 
unmarried. 

3892. Samuel X. Morey^, b. ]\[arcli 3, 1837; unmarried; a 
carjKuiter and joiner ; residence, Orfordville. 



234 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3893. 5. ^^AKY^ b. May 9, 1803; m. 1. May 18, 1S43, ^'atllan 
Breck of Lyme ; m. 2. ^larcli 28, 1860, Joliii Fierce ; a shoemaker; 
tliey resided at Yersliirc, Yt., till his dcatli, when she returned to 
Orford; she d. Lyme, July 20, 1882, aged 70. 

3804. 6. Nathans h. Oct. 28, 1805 ; m. Xov. 20, 1835, Mary 
W. Quint, h. Orford, Oct. 9, 1811; d. Oct. 24, 1879; resided at 
Orford till 1844, when he removed to Faiilee, Yt., where he re- 
sided till 1853 ; in the spring of that year, taking with him his three 
eldest sons, Omar, Euss and Carroll, he started for Wisconsin, but 
chanirino; his mind, went to L'^ndina, 111. ; after remainhig there a 
year, he went to J^ucks Co., la., and settled on the Govermnent 
Lands ; it is said that when he entered his hmds in the Land Office, 
he had but twenty-five cents in his pocket ; he lived lirst at Madison 
and later at Ward's Corners ; both Mr. and Mrs. Whitman were very 
religious people and took an active part in church matters ; he was 
licensed to exhort, and traveled some, after his arrival in Iowa, with 
Elders David Ci'oss and 'J'iniothy Morse ; he d. Ward's Corners, 
Ang. 21, 1879, aged 74 ; 7 c. 

3895. Lydia L.^ b. Orford, Sept. 25, 1836; m. Whithrop, la., 
Nov. 23, 1856, J. F. Fdch, a lawyer at that place ; she d. Aug. 12, 
1879 ; " a woi-thy member of the F>aptist Church and most devoted 
wife and mother ;" 4 c. 

3896. Leonard W. Rich% b. April 13, 1853 ; m. Sept. 1, 18S0, Emma Arbegust ; 
a carpenter ; residence, "Ward's Corners : 1 c. 

3897. Earl E. Richi", d. in infancj-. 

3898. Oscar R. Ricli^ b. Not. 2, 1869; unmarried; station agent of C. & 
N. W. R. R. at Bradgate, la. 

3899. Ewin G. Rich^, b. Sept. 5, 1861. 

3900. Omar Whitman Ricli- , b. Sept. 15, 1863 ; a teacher ; residence, Ransom, 
111. 

■ 3901. Omak W.8, b. Orford, March 17, 1838 ; enlisted in the 
5tli Regiment Iowa Infantry; was taken prisoner and d. at Ander- 
sonville, June 6, 1864, 

3901a. Nathan PtUS.ss, b. Lyme, Nov. 1, 1841 ; m. May 16, 1866, 
Angelina Whitney of Ward's Corners; served for three years in 
Co. H, 18th Iowa A^ols. ; a mason ; residence, Ward's Corners ; 2 c. 

3902. Cora E.», b. May 17, 1873. 

3903. Mark E.^ b. Oct. 2, 1876, 

3904. Carroll E.s, b. Orford, June 17, 1843; m. Dresden, Ks., 
Oct. 10, 1875, Sarah A. Benbrook, b. Illinois, June 3, 1S56 ; served 
for three years in Co. D, 21st Iowa Yols. ; since his removal to 
Kansas in 1870 has followed the trade of stone mason ; residence, 
Eagle Rapid s ; 3 c. 



JOUN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 235 

3905. Eppy ^I.^ b. Aug. 10, 1S76. 
390G. Lydia B.-', b. .June 25, 1879. 
3907. Charles \V.^ b. Oct. 20, 1880. 

3903. Webster B.^ b. Fairlee, Yt., June 9, 1846; ra. Jan. 9, 
1877, Ellen ])oak of Ward's Corners; a farnier ; residence, Straw- 
bery Point, la. ; no issue. 

3909. IlANNAn A.^, b. Fairlee, July 7, 1848; unmarried; re- 
sides with lier brother, at Ward's Corners. 

3910. :Mai?y L.S b. Fairlee, Nov. 6, 1S50; d. Feb., 1856. 

3911. 7. Abigail", b. Dec, 27, 1808 ; m. June 13, 183G, Daniel 
Ilobbs, b. March 25, 1808 ; a farmer ; residence, Went worth, N. H. ; 
she d. March 19, 1881 ; 3 c. 

3912. Emeline IIobbs\ b. March 28, 1837; m. Jan. 6, 1867, 
Joseph Clai-k of Warren, X. II. ; they resided at Warren one year, 
and then ren_ioved to Wentvrorth, where .'^he d. April 6, 1880 ; no 
issue. 

3913. OzKO J. IIoBBS^ b. Oct. 24, ]839; m. Portsmouth, N. 
IF, June 1:, 1865, Alice MeAwley, b. St. John, K P>., Sept. 7, 
1842; shice 1884 captain of police; residence, Portsmouth; 1 c. 
3914. George Edward Ilobbs", b. March 1, 186G ; iu employ of B. & M. R. R. ; 

residence, Poitsmoutli. 

3915. Caklos Hobbss, b. Oct. 13, 1816; m. Sept. 11, 1877, 
Mary A. Ellsworth, b. Wentworth, May 9, 1861 ; a farmer; resided 
with his father till May, 1882, when he sold and removed to Lyme, 
where he now resides : 3 c. 

3916. Harrcy H. Hobbs-', b. [March 15, 1880. 

3917. Chester A. Ilobbs", b. Dec. 19, 1881. 
3917a. Nora D. Hobbs% b. Nov., 1883. 

3918. 8. PvACHEL", b. April 26, 1811 : m. May 14, 1859, Bailey 
Sargent ; a farmer ; residence, Orford, where she d. Dec. 15, 1880 ; 
no issue. 

3919. III. SamueiA b. 17(34; m. 1787, Ilamiah, daugh- 
ter of Jolin and Abigail (Jones) Egerton, b. 17(35 ; settled 
at Cnmmington, ]\[ass. ; he d. 1801, being- killed by the 
falling of a tree ; Mltcheirs History of Bridgcwater states 
that lie resided at Williamsburg, Me. ; the records of that 
town contain no mention of him ; Cummington records 
sliow birth of 3 c. ; nothing further known. 



236 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3920. 1. Clarissa', h. Jan. 30, 1788. 

3921. 2. SiiEPARD'', b. Feb. 25, 1789. 

3922. 3. Galen', b. Feb. 22 ; d. May 27, 1791. 



3923. IV. Abel'', b. July 12, 17GG; m. ^lay 10, 1702, 

Riilli , b. jFansiield, Mass., Aug. 12, 1762 ; went to 

Viualliavon, ^le., tlic^n to ^Monroe, and finally to Frank- 
fort, Me., settling- in the latter town about 1S20; a former, 
and acquired a liandsomo property in tlie town ; lie, witli 
his sons, were industrious and prudent men and greatly 
respected; they both d. Frankfort, dates unknown; 3 c, 
all b. Vinalhaven. 

392-1. 1. FtUTH^ b. Feb. 2i, 1793; m. ^^lay 18, 1834, Alvan 
Thomas, b. Yiuolhavcii, April 9, 1800; d. Jan. 28, 1S79 ; residence, 
Frankfort; she d. Aug. 12. 1872: 1 c, d. in infancy. 

3924a. 2. Jamks', b. Jnlj 8, 1791; d. 1831; unmarried. 

3921b. 3. Gushing", b. Dee. 4, 179G; d. 1855 ; umnarried. 



3025. V. Beza^ b. Bridgewater, May 13, 1773; in. 
Windsor, Alarch 0, 1797, Alice Gh-een, b. ^^liunford, Conn., 
Dec. 5, 1777; d. ^^liddlesex, X. Y., Sept. G, 1857; he re- 
moved, 1709, to Ontario Co., N. Y. ; their eldest child, a 
year old, Avas carried a greater portion of the ^vay in his 
mother's arms, while an ox-team drevv their worldly goods; 
he d. Rushville, X. Y., April 7, ISIO; she afterwards mar- 
ried Chester Loomis and had two sons : Lnther Loomis, 
who d. young, and Oren Green Loomis, who d. recently 
m Yirginia ; 5 c. 

3920. 1. Augustus-, b. AFindsor, Jan. 7, 1798; m. Oct. 27, 
1817, Julia Putney, b. ; d. March 10, 1880 ; lie resided for a 

time at Paishville and later at Canandaigua, X. Y. ; he d. Waylaud, 
K. Y., Oct. 1, 1805 ; 1 e. 

3920. Deborah^ 1). July 30, 1819 ; m. Dec. 24, 1S3S, AYilliam 
T. Crittenden, b. July 15, 1815; d. Dec. 11, 1805; residence, Can- 
andaigua, wlicre she d. Oct. 25. 1885 ; 12 c. 
392G. Julia Tippetts Crittenden-', b. Jan. QO ; d. Aug. 12. 1840. 



JOHN WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 237 

8930. Tliompson AV. Crittenden'', b. May 20, 18-11 ; m. April 16, 1S62, Frances 

xVnu, daughter of Charles D3-er and Elizabeth Ann i Anderson) Castle, 

b. March 9, 1841 ; residence, 499 St. Paul's st., Rochester, N. Y. ; 4 c. 
3!)','6. Carrie Belle Crittendcn^o, b. Oct. 14, 1^64. 
3J:.'G. Helen :May Crittenden'^, b. Sept. 14. 18G7. 
39'26. Minnie Elizabeth Crittenden'", b. May 5, 1870. 
3926. Frances Cattle Crittenden'", b. April 11, 1872. 
8926. Julia Whitman Crittenden^', b. March 4. 1843 ; m. Dec. 24, 1863, Edgar 

F. Case ; residence, Penn Yan. 
8926, Mary Tippetts Crittenden^ b. Dec. 12, 1844 ; d. May 25, 1845. 
3926. Mary FraJices Crittenden'', b. March 30, 1840 ; ni. Oct. 26, 1854, Milton 

J. Wilson ; she d. Rcpt. 3, IsCfJ. 
3920. Isabelle Crittenden^ b. March 15, 1848 ; m. Oct. 5, 1870, Frank Ferris, 

son of Nathaniel and Semantha (Patrie) Finch, b. Aug. 1, 1847 ; a 

lawyer ; residence, Horuell-^ville, N. Y. ; 3 c. 
3920. Isabel Finch-'\. b. Aug. 19. 1871. 
3020. Louise Finch' ", b. April 6, 1876. 
3926. Nathaniel Finch'^ b. May 30, 1885. 
8920. CaroHne F. Crittenden", b. Sept. 22, 1849 ; m. Sept. 4, 1872, Byron Bra- 

dish ; residence, Geneseo. N. Y. 
3920. Ar.toinetie Criltendeu'', b. Dec. 30, 1851 ; in. Doc. 28, 1871, George A. 

5l5'er3 ; residence, 34 Clinton place, Rochester. 
3928. Harriet Crittenden"', b. Aug. 10, 1855 ; unmarried. 
3926. Mabel B. Crittenden", b. Feb. 23, 1858 ; unmarried. 
3926. AVilliam T. Crittenden', b. Jan. 1, 1800; m. Feb. 19. 1881, Clara Ames, 

daughter of Rev. Dr. King David and Harriet Eliza (Ames) Nettieton, 

b. June 20, 1863 ; a dentist ; residence, Nunda, N. Y. ; 2 c. 
3926. AVilliam Tippetts Crittenden"', b. Avon, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1883. 
3926. Harry Augustus Crittonden^'^'. b. Ntmda, Julj- 17. 1880. 
3926. A. ^Yhitman Crittenden-', b. March 13, 1882 ; a merchant ; unmarried ; 

residence. Canandaigua. 



392T: 2. Dr. :^[Al(CUS•, h. Eiu.hville, X. Y., Sept. 4, 1S02 ; m. 
1S36, Narcissa, daughter of Stej^lieii and Clan.ssa (Ward) Prentice, 
b. Marcli 14. ISOs ; d, :N'ov. 2H, 1S47 ; M'lien S years old he v%-as 
sent to Pkiinficld, ^la.-s., to the care of his paternal grandfatlier, 
Dca. Saruiiel Wliitiiian, for education and training; he remained 
ten yeais, visiting hi.s mother at Itnshville once during tliat inter- 
val; while in Massachusetts he I'egaii a cour^^e of Latin under liev. 
Moses Ilallock, and after returning to Rushville continued his 
studies under Kev. David Page ; his heart was set u})on entering 
the mim'stry, but his brothers o])p('>sed his wishes on the ground 
tliat his limited nteans would couipL-l him to be a charity scholar, 
and tliey persuaded him to take up the study of medicine instead; 
he graduated at Fairfield, X. Y., receiving his diploma as a physician 
in the year 1824; he began the practice of uiedicine in Canada, 
but in four years returned to Piishville, it seems, with some hope 
of renewing his cherished plans for entering the ministry ; circum- 



238 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

stances still forhade, and lio again sottlcMl down to tlic practice of 
medicine at AVheelcr. Steuben Co.. X. Y., where he remained four 
jears moi-c ; in tlie sjv^in^- of 1835 Dr. Whitman acce])tcd a com- 
mission from the A. ] '.. C. F. M. as nussionary to the Xorth ATneri- 
can Indians, and in company with la-.v. Samuel Parker made his 
way as far west as the rendezvous of the American Fur Company 
on the Green Itivei- ; in the fall iJr. Wliitman returned east to 
obtain an outfit ami ai-range for another companion : his marriage 
had been deferred while he was searching for a colleague; chance 
gave liim a meeting with Ilev. R. 11. H. Spaolding, who, with his 
bride, M'as on his way to a mission aiiiong the Osage Indians ; he 
had but a hasty wedding, and the two brides started in the face of 
most discouraging rejiorts of the possibility of ladies ever crossino- 
the mountains ; late in May, lS3(i, they reached the Loup Fork of 
the riatte ; June G, they were at Laramie ; Sept. 2, four months 
from the Missouri Eiver at Council Blulfs, they arrived at Walla 
"Walla; the journey was commenced in an old wagon, which every 
one said would have to be abandoned, but the irrepressible energy 
of the Doctor overcame all obstacles, and the possil)ility of crossing 
tlie mountains in a "vsdieeled vehicle was established; the Oregon 
qnestion vras at this time disturbing the relations between England 
and xVmcrica; the Hudson Bay Com]5any, who were in possession, 
were unwilling to give up their lands, and used everj- means to pre- 
vent a knowledge of the country from being ascertained ; the whole 
question finally seemed to turn on the possibility of a wagon cross- 
ing the mountains, a point already proved by the Doctor ; the in- 
discreet conversation of the Englisli at Walla Walla betrayed their 
plans to hold the country at all hazards, and Dr. Whitman deter- 
mined to defeat their schemes ; in Oct., 1842, he suddenly decided to 
brave the perils of a winter passage over the mountains, and reach 
Washington before Congress adjouriied ; twenty-four hours after 
he had heard the ardent exclamation — '* Hurrah for Oregon I 
America is too late I we have the country," he stai-tcd ; space for- 
bids a narrative of the exposures he endured ; twice the party nearly 
perished in snow storms, and nothing but Dr. Whitman's courage 
ever enabled them to accomplish the journey; March 3, 1843, five 
months after leaving home, he reached Washington, only to find 
the Ashburton Treaty passed by the Senate, but fortunately no 
mention was made of Oregon ; the sturdy pioneer presented him- 
self to Webster, then Secretary of State, and told liis story; he was 
bluffly informed that Webster was about to exchange Oregon for 
some fishery rights in Newfoundland ; as a last hope he decided to 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 239 

call on President Tyler; after hearing Lini, thoiigli, the President 
said : " Your frozen limbs and leather breeches attest your sincerity. 
Can you take emigrants across the mountains in Ava^'ons?" '' Give 
me fix months and 1 will take a thousand emigrants across," was 
the reply ; " well,'" said the President, *' if you take them across, 
the treaty shall not be ratitied ;" with much elTort the band of 
emigrants Mas raised, and though they N\ei-e met l>y a delegation of 
the Hudson P>ay Company, who declared it was impossible to cross 
the mountains, and were almost pei'suaded to altandon their M-agons, 
before the time exjnred succeeded in tlieir undertaking ; the party 
had gathered on the Missouri at Westford, June, 1843 ; on the loth 
they were at Fort Hall, and Sept. 10 they arrived at Walla AValla; 
the anger of the Company knew no bounds ; tliey had anticipated 
no difficult}' in retaining a country about which so little was known, 
and their disappointment was the greater ; the Catholic missionaries, 
too, liad marked the settlement for their own, and resented the 
presence of American jnissionaries ; the country having been gained, 
Dr. Whitman turned himself to the task for which he had originally 
come, and but little is known of his life for the next four years, ex- 
cept as shown in tlie reports to the American h5oard ; the Iiidians, 
undoubtedly instigated by both the clergy and tlie Company's agent, 
were not friendly, and this feelnig at length broke out ; Xov. 29, 
184Y, Dr. AVhitman, his wife and seven others were cruelly massa- 
cred and their home destroyed ; his woi'k liad, hovrever, been accom- 
])lished, and the foul deed only recoiled upon its instigators ; they 
(juickly saw their mistake, and sought to throw tlie entire blame 
U])on the Indians ; liistory, however, has not held them blameless, 
though no positive proof of their complicity could be obtained ; 
an appropriate memorial to the noble inissionary has been created 
in the establishment of Whitman College, which was chartered in 
1859 and is located at Walla Walla; the folloM-ing is from a letter 
written by l\Ir. Perrin P. Whitman : 

"Dr. j\[arcus Whitman having informed himself of a pendinnr 
treaty between the \j. S. Govermnent and Great Britain, which 
Avould de])iive our government of this glorious west, decided to 
]»roceed to Washington at o/icr and stay such proceedings if possi- 
ble; he left his station, Oct. 3, 1842, M'ith one traveling compnnion, 
the Hon. A. L. Lovejoy, who continued with liim as far as Taos, 
Mexico, where sick and discouraged he remained until s[)rin(T, \vhen 
he joined Dr. Whittnan (then on his return) at Port Laramie. It 
seems difficult to do justice to the courage and fortitude of the 



240 THE DESCENr>ANTS OF 

Doctor, wlio now pusliecl forward (with only a Mexican g^uide) by 
the way of Santa Fe, traveling now tlirouii'li a wilderness and over 
the nio^t drear V and desolate mountains and barren and trackless 
wastes nniidiabited by man. In vain storms and wintry torrents 
opposed him — hi? resolution surmounted every difficulty; he 
bnlt'eted his way acro.-s rapid streams ainid floating ice, traveling 
for liours with his clothes fr(izen n]M»n Jiiu), sub.-isting for days 
upon mule and dog meat. He ariived in Wasliington early in 
March. After a futile effort with AVebster, tlien Secretary of 
State, lie obtained an interview M-ith Tyler, the President, who 
listened with more attention and re~}»ect to his views ; he pre- 
sented to liim the vast wealth and rusonrces and natural advantaires 
of the country, which resuked in his obtaining a promise from 
Tjder to stay all proceedings touching treaties for iJud summer, 
giving the Doctor an opjjortunity to prove the bringirjg of wagons 
from the Missouri River to the Columbia lliver either a failure or 
success. He arrived at Wallula, on tlie Cohnnl^ia liiver. Sept. 
3, !l8-i3, estahli-shrny the ]u-actical)ility of emigrati^:>n h^ iragoa 
across the Kockies. It is due to the wonderful energy and pei'se- 
verance of this one grand num that tins broad, wide west, the home 
of so many ha]->py. prosperous Americans, was saved to (jur govern- 
ment ; he }>iloted the tirst emigration, a party of 1000 souls, across 
the plains, and yet this pioneer Jiero^ to whom the country owes .';o 
much, sleeps on the mission groujuls (now a farm), ^\•]lere he met 
his death at the hands of merciless savages, in a grave neglected 
and unmarked by even a marltlt slab." 1 c. 

392Ta. Alice Claelssa-, b. ]vlarc.h li, 1S37; was drowned in 
the ^Yalla Walla Iviver altout the a^e of 3. 



392S. 3. Samuel', b. liushville, April G, ISOI ; n\. 1. April 3, 
1828, Mary Jenkins Tealjody, b. Lancaster, Mass., Jan. 22, 1S07 ; 
d. Eiishville, Sept. 20, 1812; m. 2, .May Vo, 1848, Clarissa Capron 
of Springwater, N. Y., b. ISOS; d. duly 8, 1870 (she and lier 
brother, Sylvester Capron, were run over and instantly killed by 
an expre.vs train near Wayland) ; immediately after his tirst mar- 
riage Mr. Whitman removed to Dansville, Vermillion Co., 111., 
remaining there till Sept., 1841, when he returned to liushville; 
soon after his second nutrriiigc he ]-emoved to Dansville. and for 
twenty-tive years kept the toll-gate between rerkinsville and 
Dansville; he d. near Wayland Depot, Feb. 8, 1875; 4 c, all b. 
Dansville, 111. 



JOIIX WHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 241 

^' 3928. Perrix 15eza^ b. Marcli 4, 1830 ; m. Salom. Or., Feb. 5, 
1854, Priscilla Maco, dan^-hter of Saiimel and Elizabeth (Mace) 
Parker, b. Greenbrier, Ya., Jan. IS, ISoG ; she eniii,n-ated with her 
fatlier to Oregon in 1845 (Snninel Parker, b. Jan. 20, 1807, d. vSept. 
]2, 188G, \va8 a laAvyer by profe^^siun, was one of the franiers of the 
Oregon State Constitution, and held many jmblic offices); 'Mr. 
Whitman k'ft Pii-liville, A])ril 21, 1843, in company with liis 
nncle, Dr. Marcus "Whitman ; tliey went bj boat to Independence, 
Mo., wliere the necessary teams and outfit were j^rocui-ed : about 
tlie middle of May the party, comprising nearly 1()00 souls, left the 
rendezvouz unde!' the guidance of I)r. Whitman, and Sept. 3 
reached the Columltia Piver at Wallula; many hardships were 
experienced ; at one time, for four days and nights, the entire 
party were without food, and when they readied the mission at 
Walla Walla, they found the mill had been burnt, and for nearly a 
year their diet was horse meat and boiled wheat: Mr. Whitman 
has been for many yciirs Indian agent and interjux'ter ; at present 
residing at Le^\■^ston, Idaho; T c, four eldest b. Salem, Or. : others 
b. Lajjwai Agency, Idaho. 

3928. Frances Alice", b. Dec. 5, 1854; m. Lapwai Agency, Sept. IG. 1874, 
Charles W. Montcith, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Nov. 6. 1818 ; was for 
many years Indian agent ; at present a merchant ; residence, Wallace, 
Idaho : 1 c. 

3928. Jolui Clair Monteith"'. b. 18TS. 

3928. Lizzie Auzella', b. April 20, 1856 ; m. Lapwai Agency, March 3, 1875, 
Harry Kelso iSarnett, b. Belfast, Ireland, Jan. 1, 1848; a merchant ; 
residence, Lev."iston, Idaho ; 1 c. 

3928. Marciis Wliitmau Barnett"', b. 1878. 

3928. Sophie", b. July 20, 1859. 

3928. Ethel^ b. Sept. 9, ISGl ; m. Lapwai Agency, June 23, 1881, Dr. J. W. 
A.shford, b. La Grange, Ga., 2sov., 1855; a practicing pliysician ; resi- 
dence, Baker City, Or. ; 1 c. 

3928. Mary Boyd Ashford'", b. 1882. 

3928. Mary Kate^ b. April 5. 1864 ; m. Lewiston, Jnne L), 1881, John Oscar 
Barbotir, b. Kentucky, Jan., 1854 ; a merchant ; residence, Union 
Town. Wash. Ter. ; 1 c. 

3928. Minnie M. Barbour'", b. 1883. 

3928. Marcus Samuel ', b. April 13, 1868 ; d. Sept. 10, 1879. 
N 3928. Jennie Aukeny ', b. Aug. 26. 1870. 

3928. Calvix Prextiss^ b. Xov. 5, 1831 ; m. Xov. G, 1851, 
Alvira 0., daughter of James and Cynthia (Grove) Clark, b. Spring- 
water, K. y., ]\rarch 28, 1834; a c;ir])enter and farmer; about 1855 
removed to Dansvillc, X. Y., where he d. June 0, 1885; was for 
over thirty years a member of the Methodist Episco]xd Church; she 
resides Dansville ; 3 c. 
16 



242 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

302S. Marctis Augustus^ b. Nov. 13, 185;^ ; d. Feb. 1), 1859. 

3928. Carrie A.^ b. Juno 5, 1857; m. Jan. 1. 1819, Alexander Smart; a 

farmer ; re=;idence. Dan.svil]e ; 3 c. 
3928. Jennie Maud Smart'", b. Sept. 20. 1879. 
3928. Lena Smart'", ) 
3928. Leona Smart- ) ^'- ^^''^^■•^^^ 1^' 1^^- 
3928. Mary P.-% b. Aug. 9, 1859 ; m. Nov. 28, IfiS-}, Eugene Uarter ; a farmer : 

resideni'e, Dansville ; no issue. 

3928. Hannah J.^ b. Dec. 25,, ISU: d. young. 

3928. Eev. Orf:n Green", b. April 5, 1880; m. Dec. 11, 1856, 
Ljdia J., daiiuUter of Adiu and ]!sancy (ivenvon) Pannenter; a 
minister, attached to the Grand Traverse District of the ^[ethodist 
Episcopal Church ; residence, T)-a verse City, Mich. ; 2 c. 

3928. Prentiss E.», b. May 29, 1867. 
3928. Perrin I.'', b. July, 1870. 

(Mr. Whitman has adopted 3 children. Bradley Sayre, b. Sept. 29, 1855 ; 
m. Eunice Jarrett ; 4 c. : Vernon, Guy, Agues, Blossom. Ella Sayre. b. Dec. 
4, 1858 ; m. Harry Adelbert Seliell ; no issue. AViUiam Ruuion, b. Julv 12, 
1859 ; d. Feb. 20, 1880. ) 



3929. i. ITenry Green", b. April 21, 1806; m. Dec. 2, 1830, 
Emeline, diiugliter of Ivoyal and Analine (Mapes) Stearns, b. Gor- 
hani, iST. Y., Dec. 20, 181 L ; d. May 21, 1880; residence, Gorham, 
where he d. Fel). 13, 1851; 4- c, all b. Goj'hani. 

3929. Mary IIorton^ b. May 21. 1832; m. Oct. 12, 1851-, 
Daniel R Ilarkness ; a farmer; residence, Kushville ; 5 c, b. 
Gorham. 

3929. Charles AVhitman ^arkness^ b. Sept. 4, 1855 ; m. Jan. 4, 1882, Mary 

Harper ; a farmer ; residence, Rushville ; no issue. 
3929. Ellen M. ^arkne3s^ b. Jan. IS. 1859 ; m. Oct. 12, 1880, Liinvood R. 

Bates, b. Middlesex, N. Y. ; a farmer ; residence, Rushville ; 2 c. 
3929. Alice Bates'", b. May 11, 1888. 
8929. Albert Bates'^, b. Sept. 13, 1884. 
3929. Anna L. Harkness'', b. Oct. 19, 1862 : unmarried. 
3929. Isabel C. Harkness'', b. Marcli 22. 18G6. 
3929. Frank Harkness^ b. May 12. 1872. 

3929. Anna L.^ b. Dec. 29, 1837; m. June 28, 1871, Eli'Gur- 
ney, son of Stephen and Leah (ilenioii) Cue, b. Gorham, X. Y., 
Aug. 31, 1831: ; served during the war in 8th X. Y. Cavalrv ; was 
badly wounded on dispatch duty; a lawyer and editor of Sandwich 
J^ree J^/rs.s ; residence, Sandwich, 111. ; n^ issue. 

3929. Emma F.^ b. Marcli 10, 1812; m. Dec. 25, 1865, John C. 
Fox ; served in Co. E, l-18th X. Y. Vols. ; a farmer ; residence, 
Rushville; 3 c , b. Gorham. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 248 

3929. Henry Whitman Fox'-*, b. Sept. 18, 1S69. 
3939. Albert Coe Fox^ b. April 9, 1873. 
8929. John C. Fox, Jr.s b. March 5. 1880. 

8920. Henry Stearns'', b. Jan. 31, 1844; d. uninarried, Oct. 
20, ISGl. 



3930. 5. Alices b. May 23, ISOS ; m. Rusliville, March 14, 
182G, Henry Franklin, son of Moses and Martha (James) Wisewcll, 
b. Pompey, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1806; d. Xaplcs, May 4, 1881; she d. 
]^ap]es, June 22, 18S7 ; 6 c. 

" Obituary. — AHce AVliitman Wisewell. ])orn in Hushyille, Yates 
Co., K Y., May 23, 1S08 ; died at Naples, .N. Y., June 22, 1S>7, 
aged 79 years and 1 niontli. 

On Friday of last ^yeek (June 24, 1887) was laid to rest in Rose 
Ridge Cemetery one of the oldest residents of our village and one 
much beloyed. Mrs. AYisewell was the daughter of Beza Whitman 
and Alice Green, pioneers to liushville, X. Y., at the beginning of 
the present century. She was married to Henry F. Wisewell, 
March 14, 182G, and with her husband, in Sept., 3 828, came to 
Naples to establish a home. The ]Deriod of her residence here covers 
almost sixt}' years. 

She was an only daughter. Her brothers were Auo:ustus Whit- 
man, Marcus Whitman, Samuel Whitman, Henry G. Whitman and 
a half-brotlier, Oren G. Loomis. These brothers were all especially 
well known in this section during thoii- lives, and one of them. Dr. 
Marcus Whitman, is well known throughout the United States for 
his Christian missionary ^xork in the North-west, and for his patri- 
otic services in saving Oregon to this country. Mrs. Wisewell, the 
frailest member of the family, outlived all the rest. AVith all her 
legacy of ill health she possessed the "Whitman endurance, resolute- 
ness and strength of character. In the matter of memory, judg- 
ment, cheerfulness and Christian faithfulness few have been more 
remarkable. She kept her brightness and her interest in all that 
was good to the very last. She especially ]M'ized the friendship of 
children and young people and felt the keenest sympathy and in- 
terest for them. She was never the one to say ' The old days were 
better than these.' Her face was set forward not backward. 

After living with the liusband of her early choice for lifty-five 
years he was taken fi-om her, May 4, 1881, at a time when she was 
herself so ill it did not seem possible that she could long survive 
him. But her wonderful tenacity of life stood her in good stead 
and six years more of courageous, useful and even happy living 



2-i-i THE DESCENDANTS OF 

were spared to her. Tln-se l.st years, rlui-i,,- M-l.icJi s]ie M'us tread- 
inn; tlie very verge of life, made faudHar to her tlie excliaiio-e of 
worlds so tliat diiriiio- tlii> Ioiil-" ]»ei'iud in wliicli at last slie lay so 
calmly and ]iatiently lookiiio- de.irli in tlie fa.ce she wassini]>Iv happy 
and content. In her ease nutliin-- Mas left to be dojie, nothing 
to he de>iri.'d. Hlie Mas an Intel li^-ent Christian, having not the 
shadow of a fear and feeling that it M'as Jiot her place to induk'-e 
in the faintest regi-et. 

The name of Mrs. Alice \Yisewell is the last one to be erased 
from the original roll of the First Pi-esbyterian Church of >,'aplcs. 
Having been a follower of Christ and a member of the church at 
Kushville from the age of fifteen, she was one of the original mem- 
bers that were banded together in the P]-esbytei-ian church hei'e. 

At the homestead oji vdiich she h:id lived almo.-t fifty years, and 
in the liousc which she had occu})ied foi-fy-six years, and from Avhich 
only one other spirit, tliat of lier husband, has ever taken its fiio-lit, 
surj-ounded l>y all her living children, on Wednesday afternoon, 
(June 22, 18S7) in ]->erfcct quiet and without pain, she o-ently 
breathed her last. Her children feel that it was the beautiful close 
of a beautiful life, and that in the memory of their mother they 
have a precious legacy." 

3930. Caroline Wiseweli/, b. Feb 1, 1829; d. Feb. 12, 1S32. 

3930. Dakwin Xr'IIOEs AViseweel^, b. Jan. IS, 1831; m. 
Prattsbnrgh, X. Y., Xov. 18, ISBO, ]\lary Vandewarken : a m'ooI car- 
der and cloth finisher; residence, Xaples, Mdiere he d, Jan. 13 
1863 ; 2 c. 

3930. Ernest L. Wisewcll''. b. Feb. 20, 1^60. 
3930. Loiiis D. AVisowelP, b. July 11, 18(i3. 

3930. Maktiia AVISE^VELL^, b. Sept. 1.5, 1832: m. Xaples, Xov. 

8, 1851, Smith, son of Daniel and Lydia (Exdell) JJarrett, b. Dec. 

5, 1812; a merchant; residence, Sterling, 111.; 2 c. 

3930. ■Nlinnio Alice Barrett'', b. July 11, ls.58 : m. June 9, 1880, James D., sou 
of Kobert C. and Rhuda (Kingsbury) Andrews, b. Feb. 22, 1856 ; resi- 
dence, Morrison, 111. ; 1 c. 

3930. Barrett Clendenin Andrews'", b. Dec. 27. 1884. 

3930. Martha W. Barrett', b. March 23, 1809. 

3930. Marcus Wjin^rAN Wiskwell", b. May 23, 1838; m. 
Sterling, Aug. 11, 18G1, Eli;^a AVilson; a merchant; residence, 
Sterling, Avhere he <1. June 22, 1871 ; 2 c. 

3930. Fraidc AVilson AVi.s<■^^■ell^ b. May 20. 1SG3 : d. Shasta Co., Cal. June 

20, 1882. 
3930. Alice Whitman WisewelF. b. July 5, 1869. . 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 245 

3930. Franklin IIhnky WiSEWELL^ b. Aug-. 8, 1844; m. 
!N". y. City, Jmie 10, ISTM, Emily C. Havens; a teaclicr ; no issue. 

3930. Mary Altck Wjsewell^ b. Oct. 11, 1S49; m. Xaples, 
June 12, 18S4, J. Jerome Caulkins ; a marlcet gardener; re.^idence, 
Naples ; jio issue 

3931. Vl. Sally'', b. Feb. 26, 1777; m. Cummingtoii, 
Aug'. 30, 1798, Galen Kiehinond ; soon after their maiTiage 
they removed to Ohio, where slie d. Oct. 11, 1839: little 
lias been learned regarding her; slie had a family; the 
Cummington records show 1 c, but it is known that there 
was at least one son. 

3932. ElecTxV Richmond", b. Cummington, July 12, 1799. 



3933. VII. Mehitai'.el'', b. Feb. 21,1779; m. May 27, 
1798, Abner C'., Jr., son of Abner C. and Haimalr Bates, 
b. 177G ; d. Nov. 2, 1815; residence, Cummington, Mass.; 
she d. Chester, 0., June 7, 1841 ; 8 c, b. Cummington. 

3934. 1. Dea. Ekastus Bates', b. May 21, 1799; m. 1824, 
Susan Thomas, b. Feb. 23, 1804; d. Feb. 24, 1S68 ; entered 
Amherst College, but OM'ing to his health was ol)liged to leave after 
two years' study ; was fur many years a school teacher and later a 
manufacturer; represented Cummington in the State Legislature 
from 1822-34 ; was deacon in the Congregational church; in the 
spring of 1834 he moved to Chester, O., and d, there, March 13, 

■1836; 3 c. 

3935. Martha J. ^,ATES^ b. Plainfield, June 9, 1820 ; m. 
Chester, 0., April 2, 1849, Bradley Gilbert, b. June 7, 1827 ; they 
resided at Chester till 1855, when they removed to ]\Iichigan, set- 
tling at Dorr, Allegan Co., in 1864; Mr. Gilbert entei-ed the army, 
remaining till the close of the M-ar ; a fiU'uier ; residence, M»>line; 
7 c, all l)nt two eldest b. Dorr. 

3936. Flora I. Gilbert-', b. Cliester, O., Nov. '.?5, 1850 ; m. Dec. 28. 1871, Eras- 
tixs Newton', son of Abner C' and Laura W. (Bakerj Bates, b. Chester, 
March 1. 1845 ; 5 c, see line^ 

3937. Arthur Gilbert ', b. Chester, Oct. 26, 1852 ; ni. April, 1875, Emma An- 
derson of Dorr ; a fanner ; residence, Dorr ; 2 c. 

39:38. Hay Gilbert'", b. Ajnil 10, 1877. 

3931). Alton Gilbert '^ b. Oct. 8, 1879 ; d. July 29, 1883. 



240 TUE DESCENDANTS OF 

3940. Elmer L. Gilbert% b. June 7, 1861 ; immarricfl, at home. 

3941. Almon E. Gllbe■rt^ b. Nov. 6. ISfie ; d. June ',^C, 1^64. 
8943. Almon Giibert^ b. July 2o. ISCii. 

3943. Albert Gilbert-', -, d. Sept. 18, 1868. 

- b. April Ti, isOS ; 
3044. Alton Gilbert", ' d. Oct. 1-1, 1874. 

39-15. Gex. Erastus Xeavtox Bates', b. Feb. 29, 1826; m. 1. 
Nov. 28, 1855, Liu-y Adaliue, dauglitor of Antliony and Celinda 
(Brown) Sannder.s of "Willianistown, Mass. : she d. Feb. 13, 1872, 
aged -ll; in. 2. Feb. 20, is 73, ]Mrs. Laura Fellows (Blossom) 
Breed; graduated AVillianis College, 1853; on account of failing 
health went to ^Minneapolis, and in 1S5G went into the lumber 
trade; 1857, was elected a delegate to the Constitational Con- 
vention that formed t]ie Constitution for the admission of Min- 
nesota to tlie T'nion : 1858, was elected State Senator, and the same 
year offered the nomination as ?^Ieral>er of Congress; meantime 
he studied law and wa-. in 1859. admitted to the bar ; soon after he 
removed to Centralia. 111., remaining there ciigaged in the practice 
of law till 1802. when he entered the army as Major of 80th 111 
Yols. ; was proujoted to Lieut-Colonel and later Colonel, and re- 
ceived appointment as Brevet Brigadier General for meritorious 
services; 1803, was captured and remained a prisoner till Aui^;. 3, 
1801; on account of sickness did not rejoin his regiment till the 
spring of 1805 ; previous to entering the aiany had been appointed 
local attorney of the Illinois Central Bailrood, a position held open 
for him during his service in the field ; was elected to Illinois Legis- 
lature, 1800-(;7 ; held the oiiice of State Treasurer for two terms 
from ] 868-72 ; after the death of his first wife he retired from i>ub- 
lic life ; held the olriee of Brigadier-General of Militia for a few 
weeks and commanded 2d Illinois Brigade during the riots of 1877 ; 
that same year removed to Chicago ; residence, Biverside ; 3 c. 

3946. George Anthony Bates", b. May 1, 1857; graduated Williams College, 
1878; a member of the bar but does not ])ractice ; engaged in other 
business ; unmarried ; residpnee, Springlicld, 111. 

3947. Albert Lewis Bates\ b. Aug. 14. I860 ; in business. 

394S. Walter Newton Bates", b. Sept. 1, 18(37 ; a medical student. 

3949. Susan Thomas BATES^ b. Blaintield, July 9, 1833; m. 
Chester, by Bev. Win. Dempsey, Sept. 19, 1S54, Samuel Storer, b. 
]3rooklyu, Cuyahoga Co., O., Xov. 29, 1827 ; a bookkeeper in the 
Chicago and Atlantic Bailroad Co., Chicago ; tlie family reside at 
Centralia, where all the chiklren were b. ; c. 

3950. Julia Douglass Storer^ b. April 16. 185G ; m. Nov. 2, 1882, William M. 
Stone of Centralia ; a commercial traveler. 



JOHN WIIITMAX OF WF.YMOUTH. 2-i7 

3951. Newton Bates Storer', b. Jan. 1, 18W ; uiunarriocl ; a bookkeeper for 

the Albright Wihuin<;ton Coal Co., Braidwoud, 111. 
3052. Erastus IJcnry Storer', b. May 30, 1863 ; unmarried: a clerk, Centralia. 

3953. Ben Wade Storer", b. July 19, 18G8 ; a student in the Iligli School, 
Centralia. 

3954. I.ucy Josephine Storer-', b. Dec. 20, ISTO; d. Nov. 24. 1872. 

3955. Susie Mabel Storer', b. Dec. 27, 1873. 



3056. 2. Sally Bates', h. Jmie 20. 3 801; m. Dee. 80, 1832, 
Otis, sou of V\lurcoiiil) and PtUtli (Lovell) Vndt, 1). Plaiiificld, Ma?s., 
]^[arcL 14, 171:0; d. Jiilv 3i», 1^74; residence, Plaiiilield ; sJie d. 
Mai-cli 14, lb7] ; 1 c. 

3957. Eha.stus Baxteh Pratt^ b A1)in_oton, Mass., Oct. 24, 
1842 ; m. Mareli 30, 1870. Ik'tsey, daugliter of Sanuiel Coleman and 
Lydia (Beal) Puol ; a niei'cliant and postniarter of tlie town of AVest- 
hanipton, Mass. ; 1 c. 
3958. Lena May Pratt-', b. June 14, 1883. 



3959. 3. Laura Bates'',!... Se])t. 17, 1803; m. Austin Turner, 
b. Plainfiekl Mass.. Jan. 29, 1 799 : d. May 22, 1843 ; they removed 
soon after marriag-e to Clie>,ter, O. ; she d. Jan. 14, 1803 ; o c. 

3900. Frances TuKNEir, b. Aug. 13 ; d Aug. 22, 1830. 

3901. Frances Turner^ b. Cliester, O., April 8, 1832 ; m. May 
25, 1851, George Alpheus, son of xVlplieus Clark and Elizabeth 
(Couant) Eussell, b. K inland, O., March 7, 1821 ; she d. Feb. 26, 
1859 ; he resides at Kirtland ; 3 c, b. Chester. 

39G2. Dr. George Clark Rus.-^ell'', b. April 13, 1853 ; a practicing physician ; 

unmarried ; residence. Cleveland. 
39G3. Mary Frances Russell', b. May 15, 1858 ; d. Feb. 25, 1872. 
3964. Laura Elizabeth Russell', b. ; d. Feb. 2G, 1858. 

3905. Beecjiek Turner^ b. Oct. 11, 1834; d. May 22, 1843. 

3900. Laura Turner^ b. Oct. 3, 1837; m. Chester, Jan. 21, 
1857, Albert AV.^ son of Joseph and Lucia (Pond) Hawkins, b. 
Hud.son, O., July 10, 1833 ; a farmer ; residence, Hudson, where 
she d. May 5, 1884 ; no issue. 

3907. Austin I'kechhr Turner', b. Sept. 5, lS-i8 ; m. Xov. 
26,1867, Almira Amanda Baker, h. Mai'ch 12, 1812; residence, 
Corning, la. ; 7 c. 

3968. Frances Turner', b. Aug. 28, 1^68. 
39G9. Theodore Baker Turner ', j 

3970. Austin Beecher Turner", f '>• I>^^^^- ~-. l^-O. 

3971. John Harold Turner", b. March 10, 1873. 



248 TUE DESCENDANTS OF 

3973. Edward Bates Turner', b. Feb. r,, is?."). 
3073. Daniel Webster Turner', b. :\[arch IT. 1877. 

3974. Taith Frances Turner^ b. June 6, 18^8. 



3S>75. 4. John JJates', 1). Oct. IS, 1805 ; lu. Windpor, Mass., 
March 28, 1884, tSarali E. Stearns, b. Oct. 9, ISK); d. Sept. 21, 
1854; soon after their niarriaicc removed to Chester, settling on 
a farm hi tliat town ; he d. Fel;. 20, 1881 ; 4 c. 

3976. Elizabeth J^ates^ h. April 10; d. Oct. 11, 1835. 

3977. ITarlan John BATES^ b. July 12, 1880; m. Aug. 13, 
1859, Maria Van Guilder ; a farmer: he d. St. Louis, }^[o., May 24, 
1880; she d. Cincinnati, Dee. 25, ISOO ; 2 e. 

8978. Sarah A. Bates'', b. Sept. 14, isGO ; d. 18?4. 

8979. Lulu M. Bates-', b. Dec. 29, 1S61 ; ni. May 17, 18^2, Frank R., son of 
John G. and }]niily H. Lindsley, b. Dec. 30, 1858 ; residence, Madison- 
ville, O. ; 1 c. 

3980. George Lindsley'", b. :\ray 3, l^^sS. 

3981. Edward S. Bates^, b. Sept. 30, 1838; d. June 16, 1848. 

3982. Prof. Cyrus Stearns JUtes^ b. Dee. 31, 1840 ; m. Jan. 
1, 1867, Laverna, daughter of IJcv. William II. and Mary (Kaiiff- 
man) Sutherland, b. Springfield, O., Aug. 9, 1846 ; graduated 
at tlie Cincinnati Law School, 1805; at the Theological Seminary 
at Gambler, O., 1873 ; has I'eceived honorary degrees of A.M. 
from Kcnyoii Coliege and D.D. from Western Ivcserve College ; 
was Professor of Systematic Divinity in the Theological Seminary 
at Gambier, and Professor of Mental and Moral Philosopy in 
Kenj^on College, 1878-85; since Feb., 1885, has been Kector of St. 
Paul's Church, Cleveland ; residence, Cleveland ; 5 c. 

3983. Ella Mary Bates^ b. Oct. 19, 1^67. 

3984. Albert Harlan Bates-', b. Jan. :34, 1SG9. 

8985. Laverna Batcs^ b. April 6. 1^74 ; d. Feb. 3, 1875. 

39SG. Ernest Sutherland Bates-', b. Oct. 14, 1879. 

3987. Cyrus Delano Bates-', b. Aug. 2, 1881 ; d. Aug. 19, 1883. 



3988. 5. (A son) Bates", b. Oct. 25 ; d. Oct. 26, 1807. 

3989. 6. (A son) Bates", b. ; d. Oct. 3, 1808. 

3990. 7. Dea Abner C. P>ates", b. Oct. 1. 1809; m. Che.-ter, 
Nov. 24, 1830, Laura W. Baker, b. Nov. 15, 1S16; June. 1832, 
moved to Ohio ; was a fanner at Chester till 1845, when he pur- 
chased a saw-mill at Cleveland, remaining there till 1856, since that 
time has resided at Moline, ^Lich. ; has been deacon of the Congre- 
gational church f(tv many years; for the past twenty years has been 
blind; 8 c. ; the following is taken from an Allegan Co. paper: 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 249 

" Golden Wedding of Mr. and V^rs. A C. Bates. — The fiftieth 
anniversary of the weddini^ of A. C l:>atcs and wife was celebrated 
Nov. 25. Tliere were present of the ehihh'en, r/randehildreu, 
and neigh])ors, seventv-eiiz'lit persons. Of tlic eight children who 
luivc been born to Mr. and Mr^. A. C ]>ates, seven were living and 
present, one, ]\rrs. Louisa Jhsbce, having died abivut six years ago. 
Of the gj-andchihlren there were present fourteen. Mi'. Al)ner C. 
Bates and wife liave been residents of Micliigan about twenty-nine 
years and he has been almost totally blind for tlie last twenty years. 
Man}' and continuous have been the hardships and ])rivatious which 
this pair have been obliged to meet on account of his aiflictions ami 
pioneer life combined. The presents were munificent. The chil- 
dren's present w;is ij'oO in gold ; a lady's gold watch l)v Gen. E. X. 
Bates and wife of Chicago, 111. ; B. Gilbert and wife, a 810 g<jld 
piece; L 0. Gilbei-t and wife, P. Weaver and wife, 85 in gold 
each; Edward Averill and \\'ife, Jas. Y. Orton and vrife, 82.50 in 
gold; and others, casli to the amount of nearly 810 ; a picture of 
'Christ in the Temple' by the Eev. Cyrus I'.ates of Cleveland, 
Ohio; gold spectacle case and gold tootli-pick by Mr. and Mrs. 
Johnson and Mrs. Cornell ; carving knife and fork. Mi', and Mrs. 
Turner : silk handkerchief, Mrs. Trautman. The occasion was one 
of the mo.-t enjoyal)le and all present joined in wishing this aged 
pair many happy years yet to come Letters of congratulation were 
received from Mr. and Mrs. Almon Gilbert, Willoughby, Ohio; the 
Hev. Cyrus I^ates of Cleveland, Ohio ; Baxter Pratt, Westhampton, 
Mass. ; James A. ]\IcKay, Dakota; Mr. II. Lyon, Wauseon, Ohio ; 
C. E. Davison, W^ayland, Mich. The observance M-as at the home 
of Hon. E. X. Bates, one of the five sons. The letter of James A. 
and Charlotte II. McKay is appended : 

' Mr. and Mrs. Abner C. Bates — Ever honored and dear 
friends : Your card of invitation to your golden M^edding came 
duly to hand, for which please except our sincere tlianks, and the 
assurance that it would gladden our liearts to be present, to-day and 
take you by the hand and look into your faces once more. But as 
long distance, with other reasons, render this impossible, we are 
glad that we may communicate to you our interest — although but 
feebly — through the medium of the ])en, and though *' absent in 
body " yet as present in spirit, join with the circle of friends present, 
aiul present you with our united, warm, sincere and hearty congrat- 
nhitions. To-day marks an era in your life but seldom reached by 
niortals. Fifty years of wedded life are meted out to but few. 
Yet from these golden nu])tials you are permitted to look back 



250 



THE DESCENDAXTS OF 



tlirougli a half century to your lirst nuptial day when you joined 
hands '' fur better or for worse " and C(jininence(i the journey of life 
togetlier. To y.uirselve.s personally, a history is bound up in this 
period of fifty years. ^^Jiey span the activity 'of life, and are stored 
witli associations and events around wliich your memories will often 
linger with fond, prolonged and glowing interest. True tliese years 
have not been one j.rolonged and glowing sunlight v.-ithout ;uiy 
shadows, nor have they been one unmingled shade. But as niirh\ 
and day, sunliglit and shade, succeed each other, giving variation 
and beauty to the landscape, so, also, have joys and sorrows come to 
you, and prosperity and adversity have succeeded each other, min- 
gled with the cares and anxieties of life, only to develop aud 
cement the character and impart a variegated beauty to the land- 
scape of life. Children have been born unto you and have grown 
up around your board and by your care, and have gone forth into 
the world to meet, as you have done, the battles of life, and do the 
duties of manhood and womanhood, or falling in life's conflicts, have 
left the savor of a life well spent and duties well done— a blessed 
consolation in a so)-row for which this world has no balm. Anon 
grandchildren came and nestled in your bosom and charmed and 
gladdened you with their prattle and their songs, giving life a new 
interest and adding new notes to its joys and carrying tlie memory 
bach to other days when you were younger tlian now. Thus liave 
your years come and passed by, a river of life. On the banks of 
this river have you journeyed lo ! these fifty years, until to-day, 
with hearts still young, but with minds mature, and faces the 
brighter for tlieir \vrinkles, and heads crowned with glory and with 
gray, you reach your golden wedding in full and glad fruition. The 
outwai-d world, too, has changed in this period of fifty years. The 
changes this period ]-epresents in tiiis and in other lands' we will not 
attempt to enumerate. Fifty years, the most stirring, enterprising, 
and eventful in all earth's hi.^tory— the most lu-ogressive in all social 
intellectual, national and religious advancement. Despotisms over- 
thrown, heathenisms enlightened, dynasties changed, nations born, 
races emancipated aiid eufrancliised, are but parts of the achieve- 
ments of these fifty yeais. Mdiile in the facilities of travel attained, 
and tlie lines of thought, communication and converse stretehin<^ 
across continent and uiulerlyiug the seas, distant lands have been 
brought near each other, aiui the ends of the earth made to touch 
each other. All this change and progress you have been permitted 
to witness and have wondered and rejoiced over it. And now, 
dear friends, as you stand to day ui)on this eminence and survey in 



JOHN WI[ITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 251 

retrospect tlie aecomplishnients of life, none can present a better 
record or liave better reasons for rejoieinc,- over their life work. It 
is not necessary for us to remind you tliat your sun will ^tq down and 
the shadows of the evcuiuu- come on apace. All this v..u have an- 
ticipated and long since provi<led for. We express not only our own 
sincere sentiment but that of all })resLut when we say, may the after- 
noon of your lives be greatly lengt)ien','d out and your ovenin- be 
gilded with glory and brightness accompanied with i)eace andrest. 
And wlien in ripe old age, "full of years," you are called to vour 
evedasting home, n)ay your journey of life terminate in g'lorv, 
honor and innnortalitv. 

Charlotte H. McKay, 
Casselton, Dakota.' j^^^i^g H. McKay. 

Growing Old. 
Softly, oh ! sDftly the years liave flown by thee. 

Touching thee lightly witli tenderest care ; 
Sorrow and death they liave oflen brou-ht nio-h thee, 
Yet they have left thee Init boanty to vvear.^ 
Growing old gracefully, gracefully fair. 
Far from the storms that are lashing the ocean, 
Nearer each day to the pleasant Home Liglit.' 
Far fi-om tlie waves that are big with commotioji. 
Under full sail, and the harbor in siglit. 
Growing old cheerfully, cheerful and fair. 
Past all the vrinds that were adverse and chiiKng, 

Past all the islands tliat lured thee to rest, 
Past all the currents that drew tliee unwilling. 
Far from thy course to the land of the Idlest, 
Growing old peacefully, peaceful and blest. 
Never a feeling of envy and sorrow, 
^ AVhen the brigJit faces of children are seen, 
Never a year from the young wouldst thou borrow, 
Thou dost remember wliat lietli between ; 
Gro\%nng old willingly, thankful, serene. 
Rich in experience that angels might covet, 

Rich in a faith that has grown with thy years. 
Rich with a love that has grown from and above it, 
Soothing thy sorrows and husliing thy fears, 
Growing old wealtliily, loving and dear. 
Hearts at the sound of thy coming arc lightened, 

Ready and willing thy hand to receive : 

Many a face at thy kind words liave brightened. 

It is more blessed to give than receive. 

Growing old hapjiily, ceasing to grieve. 

Eyes that are dim to the eartli and its glory. 

Have a sweet recompense youth may not know. 
Ears that are dull to the world and its^story, 
Drink in tlie songs tliat from Paradise flow. 
Growing old gracefully, purer than siunv."' 



252 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

3991. LoviSA Bates% b. Che.:ter, xVpril 19, 1S38; m. Dorr, 
Mich., Fel). 5, ISGl, Alinon L). l'i>I>ce, b. Cuininington, Ma>s., Jan. 
8, 1^38; a farmer; residence, D^rr; she d. Oct. 12, 18S0 ; 5 c, 
399-3. Charles L. Bisbee-', b. April 5, \fif\-}. 
399;i. Laura A. Bisbee", b. :\rarch 31. l«>)4. 
3994. EUeu M. Biribee". b. Oct. T, 180(3. 
399.-,. Lisa Bisbee'', b. F.-b. 27 ; d. Aiit;-. .1, isGT. 
399(1. Clarence Bisbee', b. .'Man li 3, ]iu\ : d. June 18, 1876. 

o99T. Dea. ^[ARCUS Whitman Bates^, b. Chester, April 26, 
18-10 ; m. Dorr, April 9, 18GJ, Mary E. Bisbee ; ho moved to Micln- 
gan, 1850; 18tV2, enlisted in 21st Mich. Vols., and was wounded in 
the thigh at BcnTonville ; a life insurance agent; residence. Grand 
Uapids, Mich. ; has been for some years deacon in the Congregational 
church and superintendent of the Sabbath school ; 8 c. 

3998. Frederick .AL P.atos". b. Wyoming, Mich., June 3, 1802. 

3999. Mabel Bates'', b. Grand Raj)ids, IMay 15, 1866. 

4000. :\lary Bates'', b. Grand Rapids, July 39, 1808. 

1-001. Elizabeth E. BATE3^ b. Chester, Jnne 2, 181:2; ni. 
1. March 25, 1860, Leonard Falconer, b. Oct. 12, 1833 ; d. in the 
army at Sandersonville, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1862; m. 2. June 12, 
1806, Melville D. Ford, b. Ciimmington, ]\Iass., Aug. 21, 1811 ; an 
architect and farmer ; no issue, 

4002. Dea. Ekastus Newtox Bates^, b. Chester, March 1, 
1815; m. Dec. 28, 1870, Flora l.o, daughter of Jh-adley and Martha 
J. (Bates^) Gilbert, 1). Chester, Nov. 25, 1850 ; a farmer; residence, 
Dorr; is a prominent citizen of the town; has held for several 
years the office of town supervisor; is deacon of the Congregational 
cliurch ; 6 c, all b. Dorr. 

4003. Arthur D. Bates', b. May 11, 1873. 

• 4004. Martha E. Bates', b. Oct. 37, 1874. 

4005. Clara E. Bares', b. March 15, 1876. 

4000. Erastus Newton Bates, Jr.^ b. Feb. 4, 1878. 

4007. Forrest S. Bates'', b. Feb. 11, 1883. 

4007a. Flora I. Bates'\ b. June 18, 1887. 

4008. Ward B. BATES^ b. E. Cleveland, Nov. 13, 1848; m. 
Grand Kapids. Sept. 1, 1870, Ennna Barnes, b. Waterloo, Canada, 
Dec. 1, 1818: a farmer and mechanic; residence, Dorr; 3 c. 

4009. Etta May Bates'', b. Holland, Midi., Oct. 37, 1873 ; adopted. 

4010. Minnie E. Bates", b. Dorr, April 11, 1876. 

4011. Marcus Ward Bates'-', b. April 18, 1878. 

4012. Frank W. Bates«, h. E. Clcvdaml, June 25, 1851: m. 
Do]'r, Sept. 24, 1873, Ada Snou', h. Dorr, April 28, 1855; a mer- 
chant and meclianic; residence, r)oi-r ; 2 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOL'TH. 25{J 

4013. Orrille S. Bates', b. Jan. 2S., 1S77. 

4014. Owen C. Bates', b. July 11. iSsj. 

41)15. Lucy A. Bates\ 1.. E. Clevelaii<l, July 17, lSo-1; has 
bec-n a teaelicr <iiice the iij^e of sixteen. 

4(»10. Albert C. IJates^ h, Gaine^, >[ic]i., April 20, 1S5S ; 
iji. Oct. 20, ISSO, Zeruah Cornell, b. March 12, lb02 ; a fanner ; 
residence, Byron, Mich.; 2 c. 

4017. Ada E. Bates\ b. May 22, 18S3. 
4('17a. Lloyd W. Bates', b. May 17, ISS7. 

•1018. 'S. Meiiitable Bates*, b. May 6. 1^12; m. Chester, Feb. 
1-i, 1n3S, Alfred ChiUon, b. ^V. Hampton, ^la.-s.. March 7, 1814; 
a farmer; they now reside at Seneca, Xemaha Co., where Ihey 
moved May, 1802 ; c. 

4010. Ekastus Chalmers Chilsox% b. Chester, Feb. 25, 1840; 
m. 1. June 16. lS*i2. Sai'ah Ai\n Neill of ^lunson. C)., b. Tonijv 
kms Co., N. Y., Dec, 1S3S; d. March 20, 1803; m. 2. Nov. 1, 
1808, Caroline Fortney, b. W. A^i]'ginia, Sept 11, l84G ; after the 
death of his wife he entered tlie army ; at the cL.^^e of the war 
we)]t to Kansas and entered thennnistry of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church ; 1874. his liealth failed, and lie ha.s since been engaged in 
farming ; P. O. Vermillion, Marshall Co., Ks. ; 10 c. 

4020. Sarah An-eline Cliilsoir', b. Muiison, O., Marcli IS, 1863. 

4021. Alfred Clialiner^ C'hilson'', b. Circleville, Ks., Sept. 24, 1869. 

4022. William Walter Chilson", b. Circleville, Ks., Jan. 16, 1871. 

4023. James Fortney Chilsoiv'. b. FairvicAv, Ks., Nov. 28, 1873. 

4024. Carrie May Chilson', b. Waterville, Ks., April 30. 1875. 

4025. Erastus Newman Chilson''. b. Harrison. Ks., Jan. 17. 1880. 
402(5. Susan Bates Chil,on', b. Ilan-ison, Ks., March 14, 1^82. 

4027. Martha Oreanna Chilson'', b. Hume Township, Ks., April 5, 18.'54. 
■4027a. Nellie Myrtie Chilsom', ^ 

[b. Auk. 30, 1886; 
4027b. Frances Myrtie Chilson-'. ) d. Oct. 14, 18^6. 

4028. Elizabeth II. Chilson^ b. April lo, 1841 ; d. MarcIi 17, 
1842. 

4029. Sarah O. Chilsons, b. Oct. 23, 1843; m. March 20, 
1874, Frederick Kruger ; a farmer; residence, Lincoln, Ks., P. O. 
Seneca, Ks. ; 5 c. 

40311. Henry A. Kruger', b. Sept. 10, 1875. 

4031. Edward N. Kruger'. b. June 20. 1677 ; d. March 14, 1878. 

4032. George F. Kruger', b. Marcli 26, 1879. 
41)33. Frank R. Kruger', b. April 22, 1881. 
4034. Charles C. Kruger', b. Sept. 27, 1883. 



254 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4035. Alfred II. Ciiilson% h. Dec. 9, 1846; m. 1. Qct. 12, 
1803, Sarah 11. Dennis, b. Xov. 29, 1845; d. Oct. 5, 18G8 ; ni. 2. 
Oct. 19, 1869, Mary E. Dennis, b. Nov. 29, 1852; d. July U, 1871 : 
m. 3. Feb. 20, 1873. Mary E. Gi]les{)ie ; a farmer ; residence, Seneca, 
Ks. ; 10 c. 

40:36. Laura M. ChiLsoir', b. Aug. 30, 1864 ; d. July 30, lft66. 

4037. xUvin E. Chilsun^ b. Nov. 6. Is66 ; d. March 12, Di67. 

403S. Sarah L. Chilson'. b. April 9 ; d. Nov. 7, 1868. 

4039. Joseph A. Chibon', b. June '21 ; d. July 11. 1871. 

4040. Howard E. Ciii].son'\ b. Nov. 24, 1873 Td. Oct. 29, 1874. 

4041. Benny Chilson-'. b. Nov. 30, 1874; d. Jan. IG, 1875, 

4042. Mary E. Chilson". b. Oct. 2, 1876. 

4043. Leonard N. Chilson-\. b. March 20, 1878. 

4044. Owen G. Chilson-'. b. March 3, 1881. 

4045. Effie L. Chilson-, b. June 16, 1883. 

4046. Frances L. Chilson % b. Sept. 25, 1849 ; m. May 9, ] 868, 
Edward Short ; a carpenter ; residence, near Kew Cambria, K^. ; 9 c, 

4047. Mary Alice Short'-', b. Feb. 11. 18G9. 

4048. "William Alfred Short'', b. Sept. 11 ; d. Oct. 11, 1872. 

4049. Nellie Laurette Short^ b. Aug. 15, 1873. 

4050. Sarah El.sie Short'', b. Jan. S, 1870 : d. March 13. 1880. 

4051. David Leroy Short-', b. Dec. 11, 1877 ; d. Feb. 26, 18S0. 

4052. Minnie Lorena Short", b. April 7, 1880. 

4053. Chester Artluir Shurt", b. July 29, 1882. 
4053a. Short='. 

4053b. Short". 

4054. Joseph II. CHILSON^ b. Oct. 4, 1851; m. Aug. 5, 1869, 
Adelia Maria Goil' ; a blacksniitli ; residence, Victor, Mi.ssoula Co., 
Montana ; 6 c. 

4055. Maria Ellen Chilson-', b. Sept. 15. 1870. 

4056. Mary Alice Chilson'', b. June 24. 1872. 

4057. Ewin Alfred Clulson'. b. Oct. 30. 1874. 

4058. Susan Hall ChiL-oir'. b. March 12, 1877. 

4059. Frances Mehitable Chilson'', b. Jan. 2, 1879. 

4060. Elsie Bell Ciiilson', b. May 26, 1881. 



4061. YIII. Fkeeman'\ b. 17.^0; d. in infancy. 

4062. IX. Feeedom'-, b. :\laiTli 21, 1782; m. Plainfiekl, 
Mass., Oct. 22, 1S06, Sally Ford, b. Oct. 15, 17S8; d. Sept. 
19, 1870; lie resided for some years at Cimimini^ton, tlien 
removed to Cliester, 0., and d. there, Aug. 25, 1851 ; 7 c. 

4063. 1. IJoSAMOND', 1). S^-pt. 30, 1807; m. Cuimnington, Sept. 
12, 1882, Lyman Carr, b, Sept. 22, 1810; d. Xov. 9, 1879; resi- 
dence, Oliio ; she d. June 10, 1879; 6 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 955 

^ 4004. Lauiia Carr8, b. An- 22, 1833 ; m. May 15, 1855, Rev. 
Frederick, son of AVilliaiu IJeiuy and Ann (Swcetlove) TalJinrst, b. 
Maidstone, Eng., Dee. 1, J 831; came to America wlien about IT 
ycar.s of age, settled at Cleveland, O., and studied for tlie ministry ; 
after his marriage went as a missionary to Mexico, remaining there 
four years, then returned to Cleveland, where he remained till he 
d. March 30, 1883 ; he was for many years pastor of tlie Trhiity 
Baptist Church, which, under his work, grew from a small to a 
lai-ge and flourishing chnrcli ; devoted himself largely to work in 
the " Iron Ward " of Cleveland ; was widely known in Ohio and as 
widely loved ; a model pastor, a fervent, spiritual, often eloquent 
])reacher, a wise counsellor, a faitliful friend ; as sojne one said ; 
'' the sunshine of that man lies on all the region around Cleveland ;" 
his funeral was attended by hundreds of the working men among 
whom he had labored, and in whose prayers and teaj-s he reaped 
his reward; she is at present at St. Helena, Cah, with an invalid 
child ; 1 c. 

4065. Cliarles Frederick Taliulr.st^ b. Santa Fe. Julv 20, l.-^r.T • d June 30 
18S1. 

40G6. KcJlieL. Talhur.^t\ b. Columbia, O., April 9, 18.->y ; m. Oct. 20, 18?0, 
Tljomas R., son of Peter H. and An^anda (Clark) Rusk, b. Reading,' 
Pa., Feb. C, ls.-)9 ; a civil engineer; residence, 24-19 Brocksville road' 
Cleveland ; 2 c. ' 

40C7. Lillie May Rusk"', b. April 25, 1SS2. 

40G8. Leanore Evalino Rusk^^ b. Oct. 27, i8>4. 

40G9. Mar}- E. Talhurst ', b. Columbia, Oct. 9, 18G4 : d. Oct. 10. 1884. 

4070. George Monroe Tallmrst'', b. May 15. 1870. 

4071. Jaxe 11. Capj;*, b. April II, 1835; m. April 20, 1854, 
Dr. John H. Ginlcy : a juiysician ; residence, Coopersville, Mich. ; 
she d. Sept. IS, 1SG4; 2 c. 

4072. Artluir H. Giidey'. b. Aug. 18, 1855; m. 1. June 1. 1S81, Carrie B., 
daughter of James 11. and Sarah M. (Savadge) .AIa.ye. b. .Julv 23, 18o'.» : d.' 
Oct. 11, 1884; m. 2. Dec. 9. 1885, Mary M., daughter of Jacob and 
Henrietta (Miller) Landro, b. Doc. 21, 1SG4 ; residence, Grand Rapids 
Mich. ; 2 c. 

4073. Nellie Giidey'". b. Aug. 6, 1882. 

4074. Freddie Ginlcy-", b. Nov. 16, 1883. 

4075. Laura J. Ginley'', b. Feb. 16, 18G1. 

4070. Lyman AVhitman Cakk^ b. Nov. 11, 1837; m. Aug. 4, 
lSr.5, Mahala E. Curtiss, b. Dec. 11, 1830; residence, Cleveland; 
4 c. 

4077. Alice L. Carr^ b. Sept. 18, 18GG ; d. in infancy. 

4078. William S. Carr'', b. Aug. 4, 1868. 

4079. Charles A. Carr', b. July 18, 1870 ; d. in infancy. 

4080. George Lyman Carr", b. Jan. 10, 1876. 



256 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

40$]. CvNTniA Cakus, b. Xov. 3, 1S30 ; d. 1S(>6. 

4083. Sarah M. Cajirs, b. April 22,1342; 7.1. Dec. 11, 1SG6, 
Saiiuiel AnoMistns. >.>n of Peter and Comfort (lliliker) McPlier...on' 
b. Greenfield. N. Y.. July 5, ]s23: a faruier; residence, Gaines- 
ville, Fla. ; 2 c. 

iOm. Can- A. McPherson-. b. Wri^-lu. ^^ich., 187','. 
4084. Verah Mc-Pherson-', b. Cooper, Midi., 1875. 

4085. Silas Carr% b. March 22, 1S44 ; d. J^OC. 

40SG. Marcus "Whitman Cakrs, b. [March 9. 1S4S; m. April 
10, 1873, Alice E. Gri.swold, b. Feb. 2, 1853 ; d. Xov. 19, 1883; he 
d. St.TIelena, Cal.. X^ov. 25, 1885 ; 4 c. 

40S7, Silas Perry Carr '. b. Feb. 14, 1874. 

4088. Alice Ada Carr", b. Jan. 15, 187G. ' 

4089. Frederick M. Can-', b. May 27, 1877. 

4090. Clara E. Carr^ b. Oct. 38, 1881 ; d. Xov. 12, 1884. 

4091. Charles C. Carrs, b. A]>ril 10, 1851. 



4092. 2. Freeman', b. Cinnniino-tou, Dec. 25, 1808; m. Oct. 
14, 1832, Hannah C, daughter of John Colson and Snsan'n all (Bur- 
gess) Lynjan, b. Feb. 2^, 1810 ; removed to Toledo, O., and d. there 
April 6, 1857; an obituary in a Toledo paper says: ''a valuable 
citizen, a sincere Christian, an Uj.i'ight busino.-s man— his example, 
a rich legacy to posterity ;" his widow resides with her daughter at 
Cleveland, O. ; c. 

4093. Ortentia Susans, b. Oct. 7, 1833; m. March 2, 1858, 
Justus L., son of Andrew and Sally (Simmoii.--) Cozad, b. Auii\ IS, 
1833; from 1855-(30 was employed on public survey; from 18C2- 
72, chief engineer and general ^superintendent of 200 miles of rail- 
road ; now a meraber of the firm of Cozad, Millard. P.etz ct Co., 
furnishers and searchers of abstracts of titles; residence, Cleve- 
land ; 4 c. 

4094. Florence Sarab ^ozad^ b. Oct. 12, 1859. 

4095. Olive Cozad', b. July 12. 18C,1 : m. Aug. 31, 1882, Theodore M., son of 
Isaac and Flonntha ( Whitniarsli) Bates, h. Cuniiningion. Mass., March 
19, 1858: a member of the firm of Cozad, Millard. Betz and Co. ; resi- 
dence, Cleveland ; 1 c. 

409G. ClifiFord Whitman Bates'", b. March 9, 1884. 

4097. Jennie Cozad-', b. Jan. 5, 18G3. 

4098. Gertrude Cozad', b. April 1, 18G5. 

4099. Martha A.s, b. Aug. V>: d. Xov., 1834. 

4100. SARAII^ b. Dec. 5. 1835 ; d. Nov. 28, 1854. 



JOIIX W]HT^[AX OF WEYMOUTH. 257 

4101. Samuel Finney^, b. Dec. 20, 1837; m. 1. Fol). 3, 1802, 
Mary C , daughter of Jacob and Eli /.a riiillips, b. Mccliaiiichbiirg, 
Pa.fjuuc 20, 1830; d. Belleville, O., Auir. 2, 1804; m. 2. Marcli 
8, 1805, Cliarity Ann, dauii,liter ul" Joliu and Jane Scott, b. Ilichland 
Co., O., Feb. 25, 1841; a uieinber of the iinn of VN^hitinun &; 
Stro])e, 130 Woodland ave., Cleveland; 4 c. 

4Ur,>. Tilly E.\ b. April ^0 ; d. Aug. 11, 1864. 

4103. Bryant W.\ b. Aug. S, 1806. 

4104. Gertrude-', b. Oct. S, 1878. 

4105. Blanche-', b. Dec. ^5, 1880. 

4100. Joiix QuIXCY^ b. Xov. 25, 1840; d. Xov. 12, 1849. 

4107. BiJYAXT Freeman^ b. Dec. I, 1840; m. May 3, 1870, 
Martha A. Ilarbison of Indianapohs, lud ; is in the auditors otlice 
of the C. C. C. ct I. R. R. Co., Cleveland; no i..sue. 



4108. 3. Mary", b. June 25, 1811 ; m. May 21, 1844, Asahel, son 
of Dea. Francis and Susannah (Cogswell) Strong, b. Dec. 7, 1800 ; d. 
Dec. 15, 1872 ; residence, Cleveland, where she d. April 0, 1852 ; 1 c. 

4109. Mary Selina Strong s, b. Feb. 9, 1852; m. Dec. 22, 
1874, Charles Edgar, son of John E. and Laura (Freeman) Cole, b. 
JSTov. 30, 1S50 ; residence, 04 Quincy st., Clevehmd ; no issue. 

4110. 4. Sarah*, b. Oct. 1, 1814; m. Fremont, O., June 23, 
1815, Charles M., son of John Calkins, b. Elizabethtown, N. Y., 
March 27, 1814; 1845, they removed to Iowa City, la., where slie 
d. March 25, 1852 ; he has since married ; residence, Iowa City ; 
3 c. 

4111. Angelina Calkinss, b. May 28, 1840; d. Dec. 25, 1852. 

4112. Charles C. Calkins^ b. Feb. 13, 1848; d. Xewport, la., 
June 21, 1802. 

4113. John W. Calkins^ b. June 9, 1851 ; d. Jan. 11, 1852. 



4114. 5. Samuel", b. Flaintield, Mass., June 13, 1818; d. Xov. 
28, 1830. 

4115. 0. MEHrrABLE', b, Flaintield, X'ov. 17, 1819 ; m. Dec. 31, 
1840, X^orton, son of Joel and Lucy S. (Hall) Gilbert, b. Cayuga 
Co., X. Y., July 19, 1814; resided, for some years, at Corinth, Kent 
Co,, Mich., where she d. April 19, 1878; Mr. Gilbert has rendered 
much valuable aid to the writer ; he now resides Byron, P. O. Ross, 
Kent Co., Mich. ; 3 c. 

17 



25S TUE DESCENDANTS OF 

4116. Charles H. Gilbert «, b. April 29, 1S45 ; m. May 21, 
1871, Silvia Goodspeed, b. May 20, 1S50 ; a fanner; residence, 
l>yrun ; 1 c. 
4117. Jeunio Cilb.jrt'', b. Marcli 31, 1S73. 

411S. Freeman (Jilbert% 1). Jan. 23, 1847; enlisted in Co. K, 
3d Micli. Vols.; d. .Vnder-onvillo pri>:on, July 4, 1804. 

4119. Joel Gilbekt% b. June 13, 1850; m, Sept. 20, 1S78, 
jMary llannali>, b. Grand lia])ids, Jnne 30, 1850; a farmer; resi- 
dence, Eyron ; 1 c. 
4120. Lynn N. Gilbert-', b. Jan. 20, 18S0. 



4121. 7. Andrew Finney", b. Plainfield, Jnne 26, 1820; m, 
Marcb, 1846, Amanda F. Cole ; they were divorced and lie m. 2. 

I lie d. Cleveland, Aug. 16, 1873 ; several cliildreu by eacli 

m. — the name of OJily one has been obtained. 

4121a. z\ndhp:w Finney^, b. Sept. IS, 1850; residence, Cleve- 
land. 



4122. Dea. Johx-^ (3G1), John^ Xicliolas^ Tlioinas-, 
John\ h. Bridgevvater, Maveh 17 0. S. or 28 X. S., 1735; 
m. 1. Oct. 11, 1764, Lydia, daughter of ]->avid and Joanna 
(Hayward) Snow, b. 1740; d. April 25, 1771 ; m. 2. Aug. 
5, 1775, AbigaiP, daughto]- of Josiali^ and Elizabeth 
(Smith) Vriiitinan, b. Awg. 5, 1751 ; d. Sept. IG, 1813; on 
the maternal side he was fourth in descent from Capt. 
Miles Standish, who came in the " ^Mayflower " [the 
descent is thus traced: Josiah Standish, the third son, set- 
tled in Bridgewater; Mary, daughter of Josiah, m. James 
Carey; their daughter, ]-]lizabeth Carey, m. John ^Yhit- 
man^] ; as a lad he received the advantages of a district 
school education, though, like most farmers' boys, he only 
attended school during the winter; at the age of seventeen 
he was apprenticed to I^ea. Carey of No. Bridgewater to 
learn the trade of " shop joiner," as it was then called ; 
after leaving Dea. Carey, he went to work for Capt. Daniel 
Noyes of Abington ; the times, however, were dull and 
the French war, as it was called, was then raging, and in 
the expedition fitted out to attack Crown Point, he was 



JOHX WHITMAN OP^ WEYMOUTH. 259 

among- tlie drafted men from Bridgewater ; liis elder 
brother, Samuel, wlio had accumulated a little property, 
went to Bc»ston, and furnished him with the means to pro- 
cure a substitute ; soon after this, leai-ning- that there m as 
a greater demand ibr mechanical labor in New Jersey, in 
company with a snu of Eleazer Wasldjurn of E. Jirido-e- 
water, he went to that State, remaining there some two 
years, and had strong thoughts of making that his |)erma- 
nent home : his father, however, had just lost his third 
wife, and he had a sister, whose powers had been so 
weakened by disease, that she was inca[)able of taking 
care of herself — urged by these considerations, he decided 
to return home and take charge of his father and sister, 
settling on liis father's homestead ; during the first year of 
their mar^a^^e, he and his wife joined tlie church in K. 
Bridge water, and endeavored, to cjuote his own VNords, 
" to walk in all the commandments and ordinances of tlie 
Lord blamelessly;"' about 1775 was chosen deacon of the 
church, an othce he held till his advanced age rendered it 
fitting that he should retire ; at the commencement of the 
Ilevolutionary ^\-ar he was chosen Lieutenant of a com- 
pany of militia under Ca}»t. Alden, which office he held 
till the close of the war; he was, howevei', called into 
service but twice, and only once \^■ent into camp, when he 
was stationed fur three months in Rhode Island gnardin<T 
the sliores ; the follo\\ing incident has been sent by a 
mendjer of the family : " After the war he walked from 
Ilhode Island to E. Bridgewater ; when almost home, he 
was quite discouraged with thinking what a hard time was 
in store for him, as it was late in the season and his crops 
not planted, etc., etc.; ^^•hen he came to a small 'grog- 
shop),' he thought he would take a glass to revive his 
S})ii'its ; he went in and bought a drink of grog, for which 
he paid ele\'en dullars, Continental money ; it was the last 
drink of liipKu- he ever took and he li\ed to l)e 107 years 
old; he was a strong temperance man in a time when 



200 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

teinperniice was siirelv not tlio fasliion ;" was for several 
years selectman, overseer of the |)Oor and assessor of taxes, 
but his retirhig" disposition prevented him from being pnt 
forwju'd for oilices of distinction ; was sometimes called 
upon to act as arljit)*ator in matters of dispute among liis 
neighbors, and great deference ^^ as always paid to his 
opinions: after the death of his wife, he made an arrange- 
ment ^vith his son Alfred to take charge of the farm, and 
he boarded witli him the remainder of liis davs ; he d. 
July 2G, 1842, aged 107 years, o months, 22 days; this is 
the date as given on tlie grave-stone, though his son 
Jason, in his memoir of his father, says he died " on the 
niglit of the 19th of July, 1S42 ;" tlie life of any one who 
attains such great age is always of interest, and his was 
especially so ; in his personal habits he was temperate, 
and in some res])ects abstenn"ous, Ix'ing sparing in the use 
of alcoholic beverages, and but seldom indulging in the 
use of tobacco, though brought up under the influence of 
liis father, who was an inveterate smoker ; he seldom 
drank tea or coffee, though this habit ^vas more from 
reasons of economy than because of any prejudices on the 
subject; it cannot be said that he had any particular 
habits of diet, though he always used milk very freely, 
and after he was 95 abstained from animal food for a few 
years, subsisting on a milk diet, but he thought that he 
was not (|uite as Avell, so resumed the use ol meat, though 
in small quantities; he was a man who never was in a 
hurrv, always doing every tiling with great deliberation, 
but lie was also never idle, so that he accomplished much 
more than those who acted with greater haste. 

In his religous opinions he was liberal, in the sense that 
he was averse to all extremes; he had great reverence for 
the Hible ; from the written word he sought to form his 
opinions, but he was willing that others should do the 
same ; he lived at a period when there was much religious 
discussion between the Calvinists and the Arminians, and 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 201 

wliilc in many })oiHts lie disagreed wltli botli scJiools, he 
nlso found niueli in botli witli wliieli he conhj synijiathize ; 
]ie was, liowever, unwilling to M'ear any sectarian badge 
or to be called by any })ai1y name in religion ; he called 
himself a "Bible (Jhristian,'' and in the religious education 
of liis children he cared more to instill inio their minds a 
deep and reverential in'ety, aiul leave all doctrinal ques- 
tions to be settled as in their own matured judgment 
seemed best; acting ujmn this fi'eedom, some of his chil- 
dren embraced views and doctrines ditferent from his own, 
but this made no difference in his treatment or feelings 
toward them ; in his family government there was much 
of firmness and decision, but nothing of severity; he 
seemed to place more reliance u})on always showing before 
them his own example of Cliristian spirit and deportment 
than in talking- to them upon the subject; he was not dis- 
tinguished by any striking peculiarity of cliaracter, but 
was thorouii'hlv well l)alanced ; th(nio-h havino- but scanty 
opportunities when young to secure a liberal education, 
he appreciated its advantages and sent three of his sons to 
college ; a great reader in his later years, taking an interest 
first in practical and devotional religious woi'ks, and after 
that in the history of the country ; he was universally 
cheerful and always satisfied with what was done for him, 
and was ever unwilling to give trouble even when his 
great age rendered him in many res])ects de})endent on 
others; he would say: "I would not make 3-0U so much 
trouble if I could possibly help it;" the last few years of 
his life he lost his eye-sight, and his hearing became 
greatly impaired, but he never yielded to the natural 
peevishness of old age, and taking care of him was much 
more of a pleasure than a burden ; he died of no disease, 
but the energies of his nature became exhausted : " m hen ' 
he expired there was no struggle, no convulsion; the 
spu-it had occupied the tenement of clay until it was worn 
out, and then it quietly took its departure and passed to 



262 THE DESCEXDA^^TS OF 

the world above;" 14 c. I. LydiiV' ; 11. Elizabetli" ; III. 
James'"'; TV. Catliariiie*' ; V. Ijathslieba'' ; VI. Josiali'' ; 
VII. Alfred"; VIII. Obadiali'^; IX. Nathaniel'- X. Ko- 
sea''; XI. John''; XII. Abioail"; XIII. Bernard"; XIA\ 
Jason'"'. 

4123. I. Lydia'\ b. 17G5; m. 1788, Ebenezer', son of 
Ebenezer^ and Abigail (Freelove) Whitman, b. ITOo; d. 
Nov. 5, 1S4'J; she d. 1820, see line. 

4124. 11. Eliza]!i:ti['"', b. ITGT; m. 178^1, Benjamin 
Strobridge of MiddJeboro, :\Iass. ; she d. Feb. 3, 1702. 

4125. III. Oapt. James'; b. Feb. 4, 17G9; m. Sept. 23, 
1795, Catharine Smitli of Belehertown, Mass.; in 1797 he 
removed from Greenwood to Belehertown and made that 
his permanent liome ; 1810, he was admitted to church 
membership, and Avas in every respect a consistent Chris- 
tian and an active woj-ker in chni-ch affairs ; in town mat- 
ters lie was an influential and patriotic citizen ; at the out- 
break of the war of 1812 he joined the army and was 
Lieutenant in the 2d Begiment, 2d Brigade, tliat rendez- 
voused at Greenfield, Mass. ; lie i-epresented tiie town in 
tlie Legislature, 1822-23, and Jield many minor offices; 
ill many respects he resembled his father — " verv pleasant 
and forbearing, never hasty, wlien his mind was made up 
not easily moved ;" he was greatly blessed in his wife, a 
woman of great amiability and patience, and like him an 
earnest Christian; she d. Nov. 15, 1845, aged 74; bed. 
Nov. 12, 1858, aged 89; 6 c, all b. Belehertown. 



412(5. 1. Marcus', b. Aug. 15, 170G ; m. 1. Nov. 20, IS 17, 
Amelia Donnan of Bclcliertowii ; she d. April 7, 1S20 ; m. 2. (pul). 
Feb. 18, 1821) Betsej Pearl of Entiekl, ^lass. ; b. 1798 ; d. Nov. 1, 
ISSl ; a farmer; residence, Belclierlown ; lie d. Oct. 2G, 1871, aged 
75 ; 5 c, all b. Belehertown. 

4127^. Edwin Clakk^ b. Dec. 1, ISIS; m. Chicago, 111., Oct. 5, 
1855, Florence Helen, daughter of Henry BriggsandXaney (Turner) 
Sampson, b. Duxl.urv, Mass., April 2, 1832 ; served in the war four 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WF.YMOmi. 263 

years and seven moiitlis as veterinary suro-eoii ; a farmer; residence 
Como, 111. ; 5 c., all b. Como. 

41i8. Elizabetli Mason^ b. JiiJj- 10, 1S56 : in. Fel). 12. 1879. John L., son of 

• Philij) and Angelina (Poters) Underwood, b. Deposit. N. Y.. Jan. lo, 

1830 ; served in war three years ; -was captured at I'ittsburK Landing^, 

and confined in prison at Tuscaloosa, Ahx. ; a stock-dealer ; residence, 

Montpelier, Idaho ; 4 c. 

4129. Philip Artluir Underwood'", b. Paris, Idaho, May 13, 1880; d. Dec. 
13, 1883. 

4129a. Frank Whitman Underwood'", b. Jan. 9, 1882 ; d. Dec. 6, 1883. 
4129b. Florence Antceline Underwood"^ b. Aug. 7, 1883. 
4129c. Esther Alice Underwood"', b. Dec. 19, 1886. 

4130. Marcus Frederick", b. Aug. 2, 1858 ; unmarried ; residence, Mont- 
pelier, Idaho. 

4131. Carrie Burr', b. Oct. 27, istU ; ni. June 25, 1885, William L. Lane ; resi- 
dence, San Antonio, Texas ; 1 c. 

4131a. Helen W. Lane"\ b. Sept. 18, 1886. 

4132. Henry Briggs Sampson^ b. Aug. 31, 1808 ; residence, Soda Springs, 
Idaho. 

4133. Edwin Dorman-\ b. April 2, 1873. 

4134. Amelia Dormant b. ^vlarcli IS, 1820 ; m. Sopt 1, 1842, 
Charles L. Starks, b. Savoy, Mass., July 4, 181S ; tliey resided at 
Ware, Mass., nuril 1846, wlien they rcuioved to Palma, Ivy., resid- 
ing there till 1852, then removed to Knoxville, Tenn., having mean- 
while resided a few months at La Grange, Ga. ; they remained at 
Knoxville till 1857. then rumnved to Springtield, llo, ; she now 
resides with her son, Joseph 15. Starks^, in Green Co.; lS61,.on 
the outbreak of the war, they leturned for a time to Massacliusetts, 
coining back in 1862 ; the country was still in a very unsettled con- 
dition, so they resided a few years at Rolla, Mo.: their daughter, 
Mrs. Burge, writes, " that they witnessed much of the sufferings 
and vicissitudes of the civil war: at one time, in company with her 
njother, they surprised a couple of Confederate foragers who were 
dismounted, and after an exchange of shots (Mrs. BuVge taking her 
-share in the fight), they tied one of them not ];eing permitted to 
mount, leaving a very fine horse in her hands, which she transferred 
to the U. S. oflicers ; 4 c. . 

4135. Ellen A. Starks*, b. Ware, Mass. : m. Rolla, Mo., Jan. 4, 1865, George 
W. Burge of Troy. N. Y. ; a merchant at No. Springfield, Mo. ; no issu'e. 

4136. Charles L. Starks. Jr.", b. Ware, Feb. 10, 1815 ; d. April 5, 1853. 

4137. JuUa M. Starks^ b. Palma. Dee. 9, 184G : m. Aug. 13, 1863. John M. 
O'Neil of Springfield ; is in the employ of the St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co. ; 
residence, Cuba. Mo. ; 5 c. 

4138. Charles L. 0-Neil'". b. Julv 7, 1864. 

4139. Cora E. O'Xeil"', b. Dec. 11, 18G5. 

4140. William 0'NeiI"\ b. Nov. 23, 1867. 



26-i- THE DKSCEXJiANTS OF 

4U1. Mamie 0"Neil=\ b. 1870 : d. in infancy. 

4142. Georo;f \v. 0"Neir". b. Jan. 2. lai:^. 

4143. Joseph B. Starks-', b. Palina. May IC. IS.'iO ; m. Aug. 27, 1S71, Catharine 
H. Boone of Greene Co., Mo., formerly of Texas; a farmer; residence, 
Hickory Barren. Greene Co., Mo. : 4 c. 

4144. Charles L. Starks'". b. Feb. 8. 1874. 
414.'3. Rosa M. Starks'". b. Oct. 27, 1875. 
414G. Frank B. Starks'-". b. May 28, 1S77. 
4147. Archibald E. Starks'", b. Feb. 8. 1880. 

414S. Jamk.s Smith"', 1>. J;ui. 3, J 822; m. ; d, Chicago, 

March, ISTt'; no issue. 

4149. :Marcus Wieliam^ b. 1823 ; d. 1825. 

" 4150. IloKATio \ViLLiAMS\ b. Jail. 3, 1829; m. AYare, Dec. 16, 
1848. Martlia E. Thompson, b. Xew llatnpshire, June IG, 1830; 
was killed, Oct 22, I8G.0. by falling through a railroad bridge at 
Kashville Ferry, Tenn. ; his widow resides Eldridge, Dakota; 1 c. 

4151. Joshua Pear^, b. Oct. 18. 1849: d. Oct. 22, 1850. 



4152. 2. ^rAiiY*, b. May 12. 1799; m. April 7, ISIS, ITezekiah 
"Walkei-, Jr., of lielchei-rovv-u — hi^, second wife ; residence, Belcher- 
town ; he d. Aug. 29, 1854 ; she is still living; 7 c. 

4153. Sarah Walker ^ b. Sept. 5, 1819 ; d. Jan. 1, 1837. 

4154. Mary 11. Walkers, b. May 10, 1822: m. ^\.v. 11, 1S64, 
Spencer Ilobert of Leverett ; they ren)oved to Granby, where she 
d. without issue, Jan 2. 1879. 

4155. Charles Avery Walkers^ b. Oct. 13, 1823; d. May 
19, 1853. 

4156. Silence S. WALKER^ b. Xov. 27, 1S2G ; m. Jan. 18, 
1852, William D.s, son of William, Jr., and Elizabeth (Whitman') 
Mason, b. July 25, 1823 ; they went to Moliue, 111., but returned to 
Belchertown after a few years ; she d. -without issue, June 17, 1879. 

4157. ^rARRIo^- ,M. Walkers, b. Dec. 3, 1829; d. Aug. 23, 
1876 ; unmarried. 

4158. James W. AValker^, b. Aug 27, 1835; m. 1. March 17, 
1858, Sarah E. Bartoji of Granby : she d. ]March 17, 1871; m. 2. 
Mai'ch 20. 1873, Frances Tanner; residence, Pittsburg, Pa. ; 1 c. 
4159. Jennie M. Walker', 1). Marcli 4, 1805. 

4160. John Whitman Walker^, b. Sept. 9, 1837; m. June 
26, 1861, Ellen J. Lane; rc-^idence, I'elchertown, on his father's 
liomestuad ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 2^5 



4161. Edson J. Walkor", b. May 17, ISGC. 

4162. Albert Walker', b. April -24. 18(U ; d. April 10, 1868. 
41G3. Aliaa Jaue Walker', b. Feb. 7 ; d. Aug. 11, 1872. 



4104. 3. Elizabeth', b. Aug. 3, 1801 : m. Oct. IG, 1S22, AYil- 
liani, son of William and Xancy (AYliite) Mason, of Palmer, Ma=s , 
b. Spencer, Xov. 15, ITOI ; d. Feb. 1874; a tanner and cnrrier ; 
tliey resided for n^anv years at Pahner ; she is now living with her 
jonngest daughter at Sterling, 111. ; a most earnest Christian woman, 
cheerful under affliction, and patiently enduring much bodily suf- 
fering, liaring been com}Kdled to use a crutch "for twenty-live 
years, and five years my wheel-chair has been my place and oidy 
exercise ; a blessed comfoi-t to enjcn' my other faculties — reason 
bright and active, eyesight good, and the use of my hands to pass 
away time; a loving trust in Jesus, in whose hands my life is, 
enjoying all the Christian graces in |)urity which giveth peace; just 
passed my eighty-sixth birtlulay ; sometimes long to '^o home and 
be at rest ;" proud of her Puritan lineage, and devoted to the faith 
which tliey came to America to estu1)lish ; 5 c. 

4105. William Dwigiit Mason^ b. July 25, 1823: m. 1. Jan. 
13, 1852, Silence S.*, daughter of ilezekiah and Mary ("Whitman') 
Walker, b. Xov. 27. 1827^ d. June 17, 1879 ; m. 2. April 13, 1880, 
Sarah E., daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Shaw) Mason, b. Pal- 
mer, 1839 ; for many years a teacher; 1850-76, engaged in manu- 
facturing at Moline, 111., then returned to Belchertowu to assist his 
mother-in-law; present residence. Palmer; no issue. 

4160. Julia A. Masox^, b. Oct. 17, 1825 ; m. Moline, III, Oct. 

16, 1853, Chauncey D. Scars of Greenwich, Mass. ; a carpenter and 

joiner; residence, And)03\ Lee Co., 111. ; 3 c. 

4107. (A soil) Sears'-', d. in infancy. 

416S. Elizabeth M. Sears', b. Aug. 6, 1863 : has been a teaclier for four years. 

4169. Jennie Maria Sears-', b. March 16, 1870. 

4170. Maria E. Masox^ b. Jan. 31, 1827 ; m. Sept. 1852, Rev. 
M. K. Cross, pastor at that time of the church in So. Deerfield ; she 
^vas educated at So. Hadley, and after acting as graduate teacher, 
was appointed Principal of Williston Academy at So. Hampton, 
Mass. ; after their marriage Mr. Cross was compelled, through ill 
health, to give up the ministry for a time, and then went to So. 
Amherst; here her only child was born; when the baby boy was 
about two weeks old, Capt. James^ came to see him. his first great- 
grandson, and putting a five-dollar gold piece in his hand, said: 
" v.-ith that I give my name Whitman ;" 1855, being then in poor 



266 TPIE DESCENDANTS OF 

licaltli, and anxious to see her fatlicr's home, she "went to Moline 
OJi a visit and d. there Sept. 8, 1855; he resides at Waterloo, la.; 
1 c. 

4171. Whitman Cross^, b. Sept. I, 1S5'3 ; studit'd three years at Amherst and 
three years at the University of Lei]isie ; is now assistant geologist in 
the U. S. Geological Survey, I'ocky Mountain Department ; winter 
quarters are at iJenver : unnianied. 

4172. ^Iaky E. Masox^, h. July 5, 1830 ; m. June, 1852, Henry 
F. AYin_<^ ; a cashier in a national bauk; residence. Grafton, JMass. ; 
she d. July 27, 1S56; 2 c. 

4173. Ella M. Wing-', b. Nov. 25, 1853 ; m. Aug. 5, 1880, Thomas Fish, son of 
Otis Fish and Susan (Brewer) Hastings; residence. So. Framingham, 
Mass. : no issue. 

4174. Alice M. Wing", b. Dec. 31, 1855 ; graduated at Yassar College ; is en- 
gaged in preparing students for Vassar College ; residence, Springfield, 
Mass. 

4175. Addie F. ]\[ason^ b. May 26, 1842; m. x\inboy. III, 
Jan. 1, 1863, Charles Henry, only son of Levi and Sarah Ann (An- 
drews) Ives of Alass. ; a machinist; residence, Sterling, 111. ; 2 c. 

4176. Lottie Elizabeth Ives\ b, Jan. IS ; d. Sept., 1866. 

4177. Alice M. Ives'', b. Dec. 15, 1876. 



4178. 1. Catharine', b. Xov. 22, 1803; m. Dec, 1843, Earl 
Sherman — his second v\-ife ; she was for many years a successful 
and noted teacher, but was compelled to abandon her calling through 
ill health ; she d. of consum})tion, 1845 ; no issue. 

4170. 5. James, Jr.^, b. April 22, 1807; m. Jan. 27, 1835, Maiy 
"Webber : some years before his death he removed to Palmer, Mass., 
and d. there, Feb. 24, 1881; his widow resides in that town; no 
is.su e. 

4180. 6. Lydia^ b. June 28, 1809 ; m. Xov. 9, 1837, Amos L. 
Mason of Palmer; they resided in that town for some years, and 
then returned to r>ek'hertown, residing with Capt. James^, on the 
homestead, taking care of him, and after his death remaining there 
till the death of Mr. Mason, which occurred Jan. 8, 1864; after 
this Mrs. Mason Avent west, residing witli her son at Maywood, 111. ; 
she d. ]\linneapolis, Oct., 1882, aged 73, where she had gone to visit 
an invalid daughter; 6 c., the three eldest b. Palmer, the otliers 
b. Pelchertown. 

4181. Joseph W. Mason % b. Dec. 6, 1838; resided at Palmer 
till sunnnoned west by the death of his mother ; d. No. Minneapo- 
lis, March ol, 18S7 ; unmarried. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WF.Y.M.OUTH. • 2G7 

4182. Abbie F. iNlASONS, b. April 5, 1840; in. June 21, ISCS, 
Charles II. il uutini!; of Chicago; a inerehani ; she d. No. Mimie- 
a])o]is, Oct. 4, 18S2 ; lie Las reinovt-cl to Lower California; 3 c. 

4183. Ernest Mason liuiiting\ b. Dec. 22, 1SG7 ; d. Nov. S, 1874. 
41Si. Thaddeus Seeley Hunting-', b. July 4. 1873 ; d. May 27, 1S76. 
41S.J. Jo.>eph Mason Hunting^ b, June 8, 1877 ; d. Oct. 13, 1883. 

4180. Albert AV. ^Iason^ h. Get. 3], 1842 ; m. April 20, 1875, 
Kate Wilson of Chicago ; has bcun a coininission merchant in Chi- 
cago ; residence. Fact. Clay Co., I\s. ; no issue. 

4187. Xancy W. MASON^ 1). Sept. 24, 1844; unmarried; resi- 
dence, 303 15th ave., ]No. Minnea])olis. 

4188. Addie E. Mason^ b. June 12, 1847; m. Xov. 18, 18G9, 
Ambrose L. Hunting ; was for some years a merchant in Chicago ; 
residence, Grundy Co., la. ; 6 c. 

41S9. Reuben Albert ^Iuntillg^ b. 3Iary 80, 1871. 

4190. Walter Judsnn Hunting'', b. Feb. 11, 1874. 

4191. Addie Lydia Hunting-', b. Aug. 5, 1877. 

4192. Bertlia Hunting'', b. Dec. 21, 1879. 

4193. Grace Editli Hunting'. June 4, 1^82. 

4193a. Mary Nancy Hunting-', b. May 4 : d. Sept. 10, 1S84. 

4194. Mary ]\[. ^Mason^, b. Fel>. 1, 1850 ; unmarried ; resi- 
dence, Minneapolis. 

4195. IV. Cathathne", b. 1775; d. iinraarried, Dec. 25, 
1793. 

4196. V. Batusheba'', b. June 8, 1777 ; was engaged in 
teacliing in private and public schools nearly all the time 
from 179 1-1 845 ; " a woman of superior miud, she retained 
lier faculties to the last; after she was 80 years of age, she 
wrote a firm, round hand without a tremor ; she was hia-hlv 
respected and died in the full faith of a happy immortal- 
ity ;" she d. Lexington, Mass., .Vug. 20, 1864, aged 87; 
inimarried. 

4197. VI. Dea. JosEAH^ b. 1779; m. 1. AVeimeet, Jan. 
22, 1804, Sally AVaterman ; she d. March 3, 1842; m. 2. 
Dec. 20, 1842, Mrs. Anne AVIiitman Hapgood", daughter 
of Dr. Charles"" and Catharine (Swift) Whitman, and widow 
of Benjamin Ilapgood, b. Dec. 12, 1787 ; d. Nov. 27, 1869 ; 
settled at Welltleet, Mass., and was for manv years one of 



2GS THE DESCf:Nl)ANTS OF 

r' 

tlie most influential citizens of tlie town, prominent both 
in cliurcli and towii atlairs ; he represented that town in 
the Legislature, ISOS, 1814, 1821, 1827; was town clerk, 
1824, 183.'], iSo.j, l8o9; selectman for four years; about 
1840 returned to Bridgcwater, where he d. April 14, 1867, 
aged 88 ; no issue. 

4198. VII. Alfked", b. 1781; m. 1. 1808, Betsey 
Robbins ; she d. March 24, 1832; m. 2. (pub. Sept. 
1, 1833) I\Irs. Abigail (HayAvard) Willis; a farmer; 
residence, Ih-idgewater ; had his father's farm, and took 
cai'e of him in his later years; he d. Aug. 8, 1842; she 
d. Nov. 13, 1875 ; 2 c. by 1st m. 



4199. 1. MwxY CoolidgeV"*- Ang. 4, 1S09; m. Morton Eddy 
of Fall River ; was a teaelier of eniineuce, and for many years 
Principal of Mt. Ilolyoke Seminary ; she d. without issue, Fall 
River, Mass., Dec. 6, 1S74. 

4200. 2. Edmuxd Bukke', b. Oct. 18, 1812; ni. 1. Sept, 1839, 
Kancy Russell; she d. April 19, 1847; m. 2. Oct. 26, 1858, Lucre- 
tia, daughter of Allen and Cliarlotte (Bowker) Clapp, b. June 15, 
1819; graduated Harvard University, 1S38; from 1838 to JS53 fol- 
lowed tlie profession of teacher ; from 1840 to 1853, as J-'rincipal of 
the " Hopkins Classical Scliool," Cambridge, Mass., fitting a large 
number of pupils for Harvard College ; in 1854 emigrated to Kansas 
and was an active participant in the struggle for the erection of that 
Territory into a Fi'ee State ; after the successful settlement of that 
•issue, lie continued to cultivate a farm until Aug., 1802, when lie was 
appointed, from the State of Kansas, hy Abraham Lincoln, as " Cap- 
tain and xVssistant Quartermaster ;" in Oct., 1862, was assigned to 
duty at Covington, Ky., as J3rigade Quartermaster of I3rig.-Gcn. 
Green Clay Smith's Brigade ; Jan. 15, 1863, was relieved from duty 
with Gen. Smith's Brigade in winter rpiarters at Lexington, Ky., and 
ordered to Cam]> Denni>on, O., in charge of that depot for the ren- 
dezvous and outfit of Ohio troops; May 18, 1863, was relieved 
from duty at Camp Dennison and oi*dered to Dayton, O., with troo])s 
stationed at that place, on the occasion of the A^allandingliam riot 
and for the suppression of disturbances in Montgomery Co. ; in 
Nov., 1863, ordered to Lel)anon, Ky., temporarily in charge of that 
depot during the suspension of another olficer ; Dec. 1, 1863, crossed 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 209 

the (."!ninherl;uid :\roantains and reported at Knoxville to Maj.-Geii. 
Jolm Ct. Foster for asslr^nnuent to duty with tlie 23d Army Corps 
ill the liek], but instead was assioned as Depot (,>uartermaster in 
Knoxville in ohar-e of anny supplies, (juarters, repair and building 
of bridues. })urchase of animals, etc. ; in Dec., 1804, these duties 
were still further increased by appointment as Chief Quartermaster, 
District of East Tennessee, and disbursing; officer; Julv 1, ls05 
relieved from duty at Knoxville and ordered to C]iattanoo^£;a, l)y 
orders from " IIead-(piarters Military Division of the Tennessee," as 
sui.ervising Quartermaster, District of h:towah, and Cliief Quarter- 
master, Depot of Chattanooga; Aug. 11, 1S65, assigned to dutv as 
Chief Quartermaster, District of Middle Tennessee, on tlie staff of 
^raj.-Gen. Jl. ^y. Jolmson, witli head-quarters at ]\rurfrcesboro ; Doc. 
C, 1SG5, relieved from duty as Chief Quarteruuister, District of ^lid- 
dle Tennessee, and assigned, by order of ^[aj.-Gen. Geo. H. Thomas, 
"to the special duty of visiting the battle fields, cemeteries and 
places where Union soldiers are interred, in the States of Tennessee, 
Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama, and repoi-ting thereon," 
with a view to some action for tlie permanent removal and protection 
by the General Government of the scattered remains; to this, and 
growing out of its execution, was subsequently added that of 
"selecting and purchasing the sites for the National Cemeteries in 
those States,"' and finally, the general superintendence of their con- 
struction, and the preparation of tlie Mortuary Records for publica- 
tion in the '' Rolls of Honor" at AN'ashington, and for deposit at the 
National Cemeteries; Aug. IS, ISGS, was mustered out of the 
service, but remained ou duty for the completion of the work until 
Aug. 18, 1809, covering in all a ])eriod of seven years' active service, 
with but thiriy-five days off duty for the entire' period and then on 
surgeon's certificate ; recommended for promotioji, June 13, 1863, 
as Brevet Major, by Maj.-Gen. Rufus Ingalls, Brig. -Gen. Gi-een 
Clay. Smith and Charles Sumner; in Aug. 3, 1805, for Brevet 
Lieutenant Colonel, by Col A. J. Mackay, Chief Quariermaster, 
Military Department of the Tennessee, and Major-Generals Geo. 
Stoneman and A. C. Gillem ; in xVug. 14, 1865, for Brevet Colonel, 
by Col. A. J. Mackay and Maj.-Gen. Geo. I J. Thomas; Aug. 8, 
1800, recommended for transfer to the F.egular Army, by Major- 
Gcnerals Geo. II. Thomas, Geo. Stoneman, Wm. P>. Mazen, R W. 
Johnson and J. M. Scliofield, and J3revet Major-Gen erals A. C. 
<^illem, J. L. Donaldson and J. I. Boyd (all otHcers of the Regular 
Army), '^f/wn jyrrsonal lawtdtdije as a patient, zealous, conscien- 
tious, efficient, hard-working, active, systematic officer and devoted 



270 \ THE DESCENDANTS OF 

V 

to tilt service ;'' on final retironent from tlic service was com]>li- 
inent.'d and thanked officially for his services in the establishment 
of National Cemeteries and the ])re})aratioii of the Mortuary Iiocords 
by letters from the Adjutant-Generals oi the following States: 
A'ermont, 2se\v Hampshire, New York, ]Se^v Jersey, Pennsylvania, 
Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentncky, Indiana and Wisconsin ; he 
rctnrned to Candjridge, ^Tass., ^hen Ins youngest son entered 
college ; held for several years the otliee of first assessor of the 
city; he d. Sept. 2, 1SS3; she resides Cambridge; 5 c. 

4201. Amelia Kussell^, b. Sept. 20, 184i>; m. Sept. 1, 1869, 
Capt. Lawrence Brainard, son of Samuel and Nancy Agnes (Edwards) 
Fish of Manstield, O., b. Nov. 14, 1S41 ; residence, '2oS 4th st.. St. 
Louis, Mo. ; 3 c. 

4-202. Edward Paissell Fislr'. b. Aug. 4, 18.0. 
4203. Amelia Sever Fiili'', b. Nov. 4. 1871. 
4304. Mary Coolidge Fish'', b. Oct. 25, 1874. 

4205. Alfi;ed', b. Oct. 9, 1S42 ; m. Lawrence. Ks., A])ril 4, 
186T, Mary Whiton, daughter of Kev. John S. and Mary (lJi])ley) 
Brown, b. Jan. l.j, 1845; the following extracts from a letter I 
give without altei'ation : 

"My own occup.ation, my first business experience, was in the 
office of the iMjston Daily Trav.elb2r at the age of 14; I remained 
there one year ; then spent a year at school in Concord, Mass., at 
the school of Frank B. Sanborn, where I v,-as intimate with the 
Alcotts, Emersons, Pratts ; my friendship with the Alcotts has 
continued ; in 1"5S I came to Kansas, where I woilvcd on the farm 
with father till 1862, when I j(nned him at Falmouth, Ky., and 
remained with him as chief clerk, quartermaster's department, till 
18(38, when I resigned and kept books for several years; I then 
took the management of the Louisville Lithographing Co. and 
remained with that com])anv till I8Tt! ; in Feb.. 1S77, I bewail 
work for the Traveler's Insurance (?o. of Hartford, under State 
Agent John B. Pirtle of Louisville, and had charge, as special 
agent, of nine Southern States: on Jan. 1, 1SS3. I resigned and pur- 
chased the interest of Mr. John N. Noyes in the lirm of Noves c\: 
Gleasoti (Mr. Noyes died on Chilstmas, 1882). forming the lirm of 
Gleason vt "Whitman ; while my life has been a varied one, there 
is nothing of special interest connected witli it; I have not accu- 
mulated nmch money, but we own a pleasant home and have learned 
the most important lesson of life — that of being contented with our 
lot;" residence, Lawrence, Ks. ; 6 c. 



JOHN n-IlITMAN or WKVMOUTJi. 271 

4-206. Russell Ripley', h. Oct. 31, 1-^G>!. 

4eii:. J.j>.ii Pralt. b. 3[:ircli e-<, 1871. 

4-Ji)8. R/lli IIp\ wood', b. Feb. 19, l^T-i. 

•liO'J. -'ll'ri-d Edmund', b. June 5, 187(5 ; d. March 18, 1877. 

I2\il W \ldo\ b. April 25, 1882. 

4210;i. -^rc-riol". b. An- 24. 1884. 

4211. PvUSSELL\ 1). Aug. 25, 1S44; m. Oct. 25, isTS, Launi 
Aver?, daiiu'htc-r of ^Villiam Chamber.-^ imd ^fary Lockwood (Carter) 
]\forritt, b. Jan. 4, 1851 ; rcsidr?nec, Oakland, CaL ; 3 c. 

4212. Edmund Burke", b. Oct. 8, 18T9. 

4213. Alfred Ru^eli', h. April 11, 1882. 
4213a. Julia Carters b. 3Iay 28, 1884. 

4214. Jame.s ^igholas^ 1j. A])ril 11, 1841; ni. Mayo. ISTO, 
Jane, daughter of Henry and Jane Anne (Eogcrs) Pirtle of Louis- 
ville, Ky., b. Aug. 22, 1843; residence, Fulton, 2s\ Y. ; is engagctl 
in tlie iron business ; 2 c. 

4210. Hemy Pu'tle' . b. Loui.sville, Ky., July 6, 1872. 
421G. Helen Russ.-ll". b. Pembroke, 3Ie.. Oct. 5, l'i70. 

4217. EiJMUXD Ai.LEN-, b. Juno 11, IS^O; gi'adnatcd Harvard 

College, 1S81 ; Hajvard Law Seliool. 1S84; residence, Cambridge; 

engaged in the practice of law in r.oston. 



4218. VIIL Or.ADiAir, b. 1783; m. May 1, 1805, Su- 
sanna, dausrliter of CoL Isaac l^irsons ; settled as a farmer 
in New Gloucester, 3Ie., and was a prominent and exem- 
plary citizen of tlmt town; held many town offices and 
represented tlie ti:»wn in the Legislature two terms; like 
all his brothers and sisters, of deep religious feeling; she 
d. Nov. 7, 1859: he d. Jan. 8, 18(52, aged 79; G c, all 1). 
New Gloucester. 

12r.t. 1. Edwix', b. Aug. 14, 1807; ni. June 4, 1838, xingelica 
Sinitli of New Gloucester ; a teacher; d. Clarksville, Tenn., 1840: 
no issue. 

4220. 2. LsAAC Parsons-, b. Oct. 12, ISoO; nn :NLiy 12, 1841, 
Sarah Elizabeth Jordan of Biddei'ord, Mc. ; a practical machinist ; 
resided some years at Nashua, N. H. ; when there held many local 
offices and represented the city in the Legislature two years; pres- 
ent residence, Portland, Me. ; 2 c. 

4221. ELlZATiKTii l^vvisoxs^, b, Marcli, 1842; m. Nov. 27, 18'>7, 
Thomas Hawcs , S(m of Peter and l^>etsey (Hawes') Haskell, b. May 
18, 1842; see line: no is--ue. 



272 • • THE DESCENDANTS OF 

42:^'2. Isaac ITf.nky^, d. in infuncy. 

4222a. 3. Gf:oKGE WASHiX(rrox', b. Sept. 12, 1S12; m. Oct. 
28. IS-iO, Jane W. Omnniiugs of Hancock, X. II. ; slie d. Xasliua, 
Jan. T), 1845 ; in. 2. Feb. 20, 1849, Mrs. A])igail Haskell, b. Jan. 15, 
182'J ; ho spent many years in Nashua engaged in nianufactnrinji;, 
but linally returned to Tsew Gloucester, passing the remainder of 
his life as a farmer, respected by all for his honesty and uprightness 
of character; he d. Feb. 18G2; she resides New Gloucester; 3 c. 

4223. Geokge Ei>\vix^, b. Nashua, April 28, 1844; served three 
years in 10th Me. Vols.; enlisted in Co. B, 1st New Hampshire 
Cavalrv, ]\Iarch 19, 1864; was taken prisoner, June 23, 1SG4, and 
d. Andersonville, March 28, 1805. 

4224. Henky Nelson*^, b. New Gloucester, Jmie 1, 1856; m. 
July, 1888 ; a salesman in wholesale dry-goods house in Portland, Me. 

4225. Bernard^ h. xVpril 21, 1859 ; d. Feb. 21, 1800. 

4220. 4. Susanna', b. 1816; d. in infancy. 

4227. 5. RuFUS Anderson ',b. Feb., 1820; a school teacher ; d. 
u'mnaj-ried, Nov., 1845. 

4228. 0. John', b. June 2, 1825; m. 1. Oct. 10, 1850, Mary 
Caroline F]veleth of New Gloucester; she d. Nov. 10, 1S5G ; m. 2. 
May 12, 1859, Clara M. Nevens of New Gloucester; a farmer; 
residence. New Gloucester ; 1 c. 

4229. RuFUS Crosby^ b. Nov. 5, 1850; d. Nov. 1, 1858. 



4230. IN. Rev. Nathaniel'', b. Dec. 2^, 1785; m. 1. 
Boston, ^lav 22, 181-1, Sanili, daughter of Gen. Silas 
Holman; she d. Wilton, N. II., :\Ia) 18, 1841 ; ni. 2. Aug. 
3, 1842, Abby, daughter of Armory and Phebe Atherton 
Pollard of Bolton, b. Jan. 3, 1797 — a cousin of the first 
Avife; he d. Oct. 2iJ, 1865, aged 84; she resides at Bolton, 
Mass., aged 01 ; 5 c, b. Billerica. 

Brief MEiioiR on the Rev. Nathaniel Whitman by his Eldest Son, 
H. C. Whitman of Cincinnati, 0. 

''The necessarily limited space alloNved for this memoir 
will only permit a very imperfect record of the life and 
character of Mr. Whitman. To do full justice to his cbar- 
actei' and tlie lab(»rs of his long and blameless and useful 
life would requii'e a v(dume. Xo more htting justification 



JOHX WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 273 

for such memoir, if one he asked, could be g-i^'cn than the 
folio win o- trutlit'ul and touching- words of his in the com- 
mencement of tlie funeral sermon preached by him in 
Billerica, ]\Iass., u])on tlie occasion of the funeral of his 
venerable colleague, tlie lie v. Henry Cummings, DA). : 

' It is no less a dictate of religion tlian tlie impulse of a 
virtuous heart to cherisli a grateful remembrance of those 
who have shone as lights in tlie world. By embalming in 
oui' hearts the remembrance of the irreat and f^'ood, ^xe (nve 
honor to Avhom honor is due, provide for ourselves the 
richest consolation under bereavements, and become stimu- 
lated to the pursuit of universal excellence.' 

Mr. AVliitman was born in E. Bridgewater, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1785. llis parents were Dea. John Whitman and Abigail 
Whitman. His father, Dea. John, lived to the great age of 
107 years and 3 months. The subject of this sketch Avas, on 
the matei'iial side, the fifth in descent from Captain Miles 
Standish, who has been aptly described as ' the renowned 
soldier, shield and defence of the Pilgrims.' ]\lr. Whit- 
man's father, Dea. Jolm, was not a man of wealtli, and had 
a very large family ; there were elcA-en brothers and sisters 
by last wife and two living by a foimer wife — in all thir- 
teen. Of the sons, three — Nathaniel Whitman, and his 
younger brother Bernard, afterwards a Unitarian minister 
settled in Walthain, Mass., and Jason Whitman, who was 
also a Unitarian minister settled at Portland, Me. — all from 
early youth desired to obtain a liberal education, and to 
become religious teachers. I have often heard mv father, 
Nathaniel, rejoice that his parents weve lovers of education, 
and were glad to do all thev could to aid the wish of their 
sons to acquire such an education. But though Mi-. Whit- 
nian's father, Dea. John, had a farm and other means, yet 
It became necessary for the subject of this memoir to de- 
])eH(l mainly on his own energy to [u-ocure the means to 
enahlc him to secure a ministerial and theological education ; 
«nid to this end he labored in various \va\'s assiduous! v. 

18 



274 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

His father, with great liberality to aid in this laudable 
purjiose, gave his sons ^ their time ' after they became six- 
teen ; and my father improved all the time so given him to 
earn, in various ways, money, while at the same time he 
was forming habits of industry and labor which, through 
his long life, never left him. He says, in some recollections 
of his life ^^hich he left in writing: 'No forms of idleness 
were seen, or allowed to be seen, in our f^imily ; by precept 
and example the children were sedulously trained to habits 
of useful industry. Laboi* such as was demanded by the 
farmer-like life which we were leading was an honored in- 
stliidiou iritli us.'' And my father says, commenting on this 
rule of the family : ' AYe were thus privileged through ne- 
cessity to begin life arlgld in this matter of personal labor.' 
He had the usual opportunities of tliose days in attending, 
in the winter, the common school; and his evenings were 
devoted mainly to improvement in his studies — j-cading, 
declamation, writino- etc. liis father's family was a relig- 
ions one ; but unlike the case of too many so-called religious 
families, so wise and kind and liberal in word and deed 
were his parents, that the dailv habit of family prayers, and 
the conduct of i\\e members being governed by religious 
rules, were pleasant and OJily added to the charm of do- 
mestic life. ]\Iy father says: 'And it was a pleasure and 
satisfaction to go up to the House of God with them who 
kept holy time.' The whole atmospliere of his fathers 
home was religious without bigotry, moral without fanati- 
cism, intellectunl without dogmatism, gentle and relined, 
but bracing and jirogi'essive, its government firm but mild, 
and mutual love and affection filled the hearts and dictated 
the words and manners of all its members; so was laid in 
this blessed family circle the foundalion of tliose mental, 
religious, moral and })hysical haljits which grew with my 
father's years and ripened into the ricli tVuit of a Christian 
scholar, gentlenuni and a linn and eloquent advocate of 
those views of religion he deemed true ; of a tender and 



JOHN WIIITMAiX OF WKYMOUTII. - 275 

s^'mpatliizino- pastor and friend, and not least of all, a wise, 
firm, devoted, generons, loving and self-sacrificing father 
and Inisband, whom wife and children looked np to with 
confidence and respect, and loved deeply and trustingly. 

My father's object in so devoting his energies to the 
acquisition of a lil^eral education was, that he might be- 
come a religions teacher. lie says in his recollections: 'I 
cherished the purpose, from my earliest recollection, of get- 
ting a public education if it should prove to be consistently 
in my power, and to make the Christian ministry the pro- 
fession to which I would aspire.' It was not pride, or 
vanity, or any selfish motive which prompted this pui'pose ; 
but simply his desii'e to do good to humanity and aid in 
the propagation of the religious doctrines he so firmly 
believed in, as essential to man's happiness in this world 
and a future life. Time does not permit mo to give in de- 
tail the struggles and sacrifices my father made and en- 
dured to secure this pm-pose. By all the proper means 
attainable by labor, school teaching, and ])artlv aided by 
loans from generous friends, he at last Avas fitted to enter 
Harvard University, which he did in 1805, with distinction. 
His talents ^^ere of a high order, and lie had a remarkable 
memory. He had special aptitude as well for classical as 
mathematical studies, and during his entire college course 
he took high rank as a scholar ; and he enjoved the respect 
and confidence of all the faculty. At one time, during his 
course, he was assigned by the faculty, as an exhibition 
mathematical part, the calculation of a total eclipse of the 
moon, and which proved to be exact. He was beloved 
and respected by all his fellow students, and was a leading 
member of all the important college societies or ' clubs ' as 
they were called, winch were supported by the undergrad- 
uates — as the 'Aureus Ramus' or Golden Branch, 'The 
Oratorical Club,' ' Hasty Pudding Club,' ' Phi Beta Kappa 
Societv,' and ' The ]\Ioral and Relio'ious Club.' 

His college life was marked by hard, close study, dili- 



276 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

gent reading- of instriictivo works, nmcli attention to elocu- 
tion and Avriting. John Quincy Adams was then the teaclier 
of clot'ution, and liis able Lectiii-es on Elocution were 
afterwards puldished in two volumes. He graduated in 
1800 Avith high honor, and through his life the faculty and 
his i'vWow students, so long as they lived, were his warm 
friends and adnn'i-ers. He made sacrifices and had to use 
rig-id economy to enable himself to pass tlu'ough colleo-e. 
He was aided somev/hat fi-om the ' Ho})kins fund,' which 
was, under the terms imposed by its donor, to the extent 
of its annual income, appropriated to the benefit of indi- 
gent students judged to have a claim on it, arising from 
'talents, scholarship and character.' H[is sister, 3Jiss liath- 
sheba Whitman, a lady of much raidv as a teachei', and 
very generous, and who lived to be 02, kindly aided him 
from her eai-nings. Other friends also generously contribu- 
ted. He also taught school in vacations, and held several 
positions in college which paid something. Upon his 
graduating, he received an invitation to go to Exeter, and 
take the position of assistant instructor in Phillips Academv. 
He remained there two years, teacliing one vear onlv, how- 
ever, giving great satisfaction as a teacher, and was highly 
esteemed by Dr. Abbott, Principal of the Academy, and all 
others concerned in its management, for his abilities, zeal, 
manners and success in teaching. During his second year 
he pursued his theological and other studies and reading 
with a view of fitting himself for a minister, under the care 
and instruction of Rev. Joseph Puckmim"ster of Portsmouth, 
N. H. Exeter at that time was noted foi- its culture and in- 
tellectual taste, and was graced by the society of ]uunerous 
ladies and gentlemen of talent and education. This society 
my father was a mendjer of, and he has in his recollection 
thus gratefully spoken of it, M'hicli he calls 'this Culti- 
vated Circle :' ' '' The feast of reason and the flow of soul " 
enjoyed by me in ths society, so constantly, so variously | 
and so richly, lives in my memory in ever increasino- fresh- .^ 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTJI, 277 

ness and iiourisli witliin me devoted g-ratltude to God for 
bestowinfTf upon me so precious a pi'ivile;:^'e.' In after years 
mnnv of these ladies and gentlemen tilled liig'li positions, 
socially, and several of the gentlemen became leaders 
among- men and were called to high public stations. Dur- 
ing his second year at Exetei', one of the i-eligious socie- 
ties there having no pastor, l)v special rerpiest he performed 
for several months public sei-vices on the Sabbath, reading 
23rinted sermons, and conducting the other services in the 
usual manner. 

He was much beloved by all the people of Exeter who 
knew him, and general regret was expressed at his leaving. 
He also for a few months taught one session a dav in a small 
school of young ladies, besides having at the same time a 
private lady pupil, afterwards wife of President Soule. 
Upon leaving Exeter he, in the fall of 1811, accepted the 
position of a tutor in Bowdoin College, at Brunswick, Me. 
There were but two tutors in collea:e ; mv father was the 
eldest and so the heaviest tutorial duties and labors fell upon 
him. He savs in his recollections, speaking of his position 
there : ' j\[y own situation would have been more to my 
mind had the branches in which I was required to instruct 
been fewer and more fixed, That it was not so, was owiug to 
the youth of the college and its scanty funds, so that the in- 
structors were not as many as was desirable. The branches 
in which I was required pretty constantly to instruct were 
Latin and Greek, and Mathematics, iiicluding Conic Sec- 
tions, Navigation, Surveving, etc., and occasionally, foi* a 
while, had to teach a class in International Law, parts of 
Natural Philosophy, Ilhetoric, Butler's Analogy, etc' He 
also says : ' The students boarded in term time at a hotel 
near the college in commons. It devolved on me, as the 
older tutor, to preside at the table. The students were 
orderly and respectfid : I had not in a single instance the 
least trouble in presiding.' In addition to his duties as 
tutor, he diligently pursued his Biblical and other profes- 



278 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

sioiial studies. He had a key to t1ie Colleg-e Library and 
used it as his own. ITe says : \ T confined myself at 
Brunswick too closely for my heidtli, proljaldv, to mv 
colleg-e duties, and to my professional studies. Mv main 
efforts, however, were s])ent in a careful and critical study 
of the New Testament in Greek.' 

He found, as he says, his year sj^ent in Brunswick a 
happy and })rolila1jle one. He was respected and admired 
b}^ Pres. Ap])leton and nil the faculty, with whom his 
relations both professional and social were intimate. The 
colleg'C, years after, conferred upon him, in common with 
all who had been tutors, an honorary degree. The un- 
derg-raduates he taught not only appi-eciated his talents 
and true scholarship and happy manner of teaching, but 
loved him for his kindness and his warm sympathies with 
them, and his zeal in aiding' their pi'ogress as students and 
men. And the two classes he taught — Sophomores and 
Juniors — in documents, written and signed by tlie mem- 
bers, thaidced him for liis instruction and kind zeal and 
interest in their behalf, and one of these documents, now 
before me — tliat signed by the Sophomore class, Aug., 
1812 — is subscribed: 'Your Affectionate Friends.' He 
left Brunswick, in tlie autumn of 1812, for Cambridge, 
there to complete his tlieological studies. 

Previously to going to Cambridge, lie had for a while 
thought of going to Andover. As he says in his recollec- 
tions, he had, while a youth, and for some succeeding 
years inclined, from tlie bias given his mind by early 
reading and tlie doctrines taught in the church Avliich his 
Either and fimily attended, to the belief in the Trinity and 
orthodox (so-called) system of faith. But by study and 
long and conscientious examination, he became satisfied 
of the ti-uth of liberal views and the falsity of the opposite. 
His father, though a Trinitarian, was libei-al in his vicAvs, 
and always imju-essed on his children the diitv of a free 
and independent thought. It is curious that my father's 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WET^tOUTII. 279 

intense love of individual liberty of tliouo-lit slionld have 
been the determining- cause of his refusal to g'O to Andover 
and instead to Cambridge; but so it Avas. And in simple 
justice to my fathers head and heart, I must here quote 
somewhat at leng-th Irom his recollections. Writing' on the 
sul;)ject he says : ' For a deep love of Ifhoii/, to be con- 
trolled by Christian princi})les, I was trained by mv par- 
ents, both by their precepts and their examples. I was 
educated, as were all the children of the familv, to form 
m}^ character under an iniluential sense of my indlv'idnal 
OY personal responsibility to God. Tlie purport of parental 
instruction to me on the subject was : Vov your Christian 
course follow not me ; follow not anij man ; follow not any 
hod)/ of men ; but follow Christ. Eeverence, love and 
obey the saving truths of the Gospel. Search the Scrip- 
tures. Prove all things ; hold fast that which is good. Be 
thus faithful nnto death and all will be well with vou.' 
jSo nobler, safer i-ule could have been given a son by 
intelligent Christian parents. And my father says of it: 
' This instruction has comprised the underlying elements 
of my Christian course from its commencement.' lie 
says as to Andover : ' I concluded I would study divinity 
at Andover ]}rovkled I could be free to follow the leadings 
of Gospel truth, as I should appreliend and experience them.'' 
And to ascertain if he could so be free in thought, he vis- 
ited Alidover, examined the situation, but to his great 
surprise found that that institution and its professors wqvq 
bound down to an iron creed, and to teach which all the 
professors were obliged then, as noiv, to sign an agreement 
at stated periods. Of course such stupid bigotry, so 
opposed to all free thought, to all candid and intellectual 
discussion, to all progress, could not but disgust such a 
man as my father. So he at once deteruiined to enter the 
Cambridge Divinity School, and there, inspired by the 
lotty piety, by the broad and liberal and free course of 
study, which ruled that school, he couiplcted his theologi- 



280 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

cal course; and convlncotl bv his critical studv of t1>o 
Scri})tures, nnd bv caretal examination of Ecclesiastical 
History, and by Cln-istian logic, of tlie triitli of Unitariau- 
ism, lie ever after was one of its sincerest, most earnest, 
intelligent, and able expounders and su})porters ; and in 
tlie lon-j and often bitter controversy' which ra^'cd in Mas- 
sachusetts for manv years between orthodoxy so-calleil 
and Unitarianism, he was a prominent actor, writer and 
speaker; in newspapers, religious magazines, sermons, 
addresses, intellectu-cd condjats at ministerial associations, 
and by every other honorable wav, he did all he could to 
overthrow tlie bigotry and error of ortliodox3\ But while 
he was ever bold, decided and earnest in his warfare, he 
was charitable, forgiving, and prudent and liberal, so that 
he won the respect and admiration oi' his theological loes 
spite his haul blows and gallant fights. And he was 
cheered and blessed in his old age by seeing the fruits of 
the long but noble warfare against orthodox ignorance and 
bigotry, in liberal thought, becoming dominant in Massa- 
chusetts even in most orthodox societies. 

My father was well armed for such an arduous and life- 
long contest. He was thoroughly educated in general 
studies, and historv, both profane and religious. He was 
familiar with all the doctrines and history of all sects. He 
was a splendid Greek, Latin and Hebrew scholar. He 
I'ead and wrote the Hebrew with ease. He had the rare 
power of a critic, of a large, generous yet close and exact 
habit. His memorv was remarkable; it rarely failed him. 
He was too modest, and so did not at all times receive the 
apjn'eciation his great talents and acquirements and labors 
merited. But by those in and out of the ministry who 
knew him Avell, he was held ' primus inter pares.' He 
liad a remarkable logical power, both in statement and in 
analvsis. No language, however skillfully woven together, 
could contiist' his clear, ra])id, close, logical mind. And with 
all his great ])Owers were combined the kindest, sweetest, 



jonx wiirofAX of weymouth. 281 

most winning- and persuasive manner and speed). Wliile 
he liad great brain power, liis sympathies were deep and 
his nature was gentle, loving and atlectionate. To serve 
all, to do good to all, to assuage sorrow, cheer the sad, 
encourage tlie depressed and weary, to elevate the charac- 
ter by sound views of religiou, to aid society in all wavs, 
were to him not a cold duty, but a happy labor. And as 
eminent as he was as a minister, as a writer, thinker and 
speaker, he was, if possible, greater as a pastor in parochial 
visits to the sick, the poor, the anxious. His face, as he 
went among the homes of his peoi)le, was welcomed bv all, 
rich or poor, on whom it shone. His footsteps were glad- 
some to liear. He was ever a stroiig friend of education, 
and wherever he was jdaced he gladly labored — on school 
committees and in all ways possible to build up and 
advance th« cause of education. He had eminent social 
gifts, was a ready and instructive conversationalist, was 
witty, very humoruus at times, and had a vast fund of 
anecdotes ever ready, Avhich his tine memoiy enabled him 
to use in the social circle to the great pleasure of his 
hearers. 

In May, 1813, at the earnest solicitation of the dis- 
tinguished Henry AVare, D.D., Professor of Divinity in 
Cambridge, and other friends, my father consented to go 
before the ' Boston Association ' of ministers to be exam- 
ined for approbation as a clergynian. He had desired to 
remain a yeai' longer at Cambridge. He was, as to char- 
acter, acquirements and all requisites, found worthy by the 
Association of the high calling of a religious teacher, and 
was, by an unanimous vole, ' ajiprobated,' as it was then 
called, to preach. He at once responded to invitations to 
preach, and Jan. 1, 1814, was ordained in I^illerica, Mass., 
as colleague of the justly celebrated Eev. Henry Cum- 
unngs, D.D. The parish was large and the duties heavy. 
He remained there, as colleague, and after the death of 
Hr. Cunnnings, as sole pastor — in all for twenty-one years 



282 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

(21) — wlien lie asked a dismissal, which was reluctantly 
given. Time or space forljid, as I would like, to give in 
detail a history of my lather s services while pastor of sev- 
eral societies. All ])crmitted to be said is — tliat as the 
uihiister at all these j^laces, he was ' a bright and shining 
lio-ht' intellectuallv, rnorallv and sociallv. Admired and 
respected as well b\" outsiders as the people to whom he 
ministered, constant and indefatigable in all good words 
and works, and faithful at all times, he labored to advance 
the cause of his Master, Jesus Christ. 

In the autunni of 1S3G, having resigned in Billerica in 
the spring of 1835, he was installed as pastor over the 
Unitarian Church in AVilton, N. H., where he remained till 
the ftiU of 18-10. His ininistry tliei-e was successful, and 
his labors for tlie good of the parish and people generally 
were, as ever with him, constant and faithful. Here, owing 
to the fierce political strife in 1840, political difllculties 
arose in the parish. The majority of the people were 
Democrats; he was a AYliig. They declared generally: 
'A minister had no right to vote for presidential candi- 
dates.' He thought of course he had, and so discharged 
his plain duty as a citizen to vote as he believed. This 
made some unpleasant feeling among some of his parish- 
ioners. In the spring of 1841, in May, his dearly loved 
and devoted wife died. This sad alfliction, added to the 
political difticulty, caused him, in tiie autumn of 1841, to 
ask a dismission, which was granted. 

From Wilton he M-cnt to Calais, Me., and preached there 
to the Unitarian Society till May, 1844. June 1 he 
preached to the Unitarian Society in E. Bridgewater, 
Mass., his native place, and was immediately invited to 
settle there ; he accepted the invitation, though the con- 
gregation and people of Calais were strongly attached to 
him, and wished him to remain. He was installed over 
the E. Bridgewater Church in July, 1844. He was much 
pleased at being called to minister in liis native town. He 



JOHN WHITM-AJS^ OF -WEYMOUTH. 283 

met old friends, and the associations of his boyliood and 
youth added delight. It is needless to sa^' that his life 
and ministry in E. B^ido■e^Yater were rounded out Avith 
successful public labor and social duties and pleasui-es. He 
was beloved of all, by all relig-ious denominations. He 
continued as pastor there till 1852 in September. At this 
time he had been in active life as clergyman for forty-one 
years, and althougli still vigorous in body and nn'nd, his 
children thought lie had labored in public long- enoug-h ; 
and desirous that their father, who had ever been to them 
a devoted and loving- father, should have rest and a chance 
to enjoy the pleasures of reading and study so congenial 
to him, succeeded in at last pei'suading him to resign his 
ministry and retire. His congregation was surprised at 
his unexpected request of dismissal, and urged him strongly 
to remain^is their pastor. But yielding t^o the wishes°of 
his children, he declined to sta}- longer, and with mutual 
love and confidence and respect the pastoral relations were 
sundered. The lovely village of Deerfield, Mass., in the 
Connecticut valley, was, by connnon consent of parents 
and children, chosen as the place of reti-eat. His children 
bought him a pleasant home, with an acre of fine garden 
soil attached, as he was passionately attached to gardening, 
and to this home he and his noble wife, 3Irs." xVbby P. 
Whitman, retired in Sejnember, 1852. The place met all 
the wishes and requii-ements of my father. He was a 
strong lover of nature in all her moods and developments, 
and here it was fully gratiiied. llie town of Deerfield, too, 
was an intellectual one, having a large circle of cultivated 
people, among them several authors and authoresses. 
There was also a large and flourishing Unitarian church ; 
and one of its pastors once told me that he 'had feared 
severe criticism from my father as a i)arishioner ' when he 
first came. ^ ' But he found him, to his joy, a generous, 
Jii^t, appreciative and sympathizing one.' Beside the pas- 
tor of the church, father had for a Hme the great pleasure 



284 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

of intimate friendsliip and coiinnDiiion with the distin- 
guished ex-Unitarian clergymen, Rev, Dr. Wilhxrd and 
Kev, Preserved Smitli, both now dead. 

My fatlier, tliouii'h thus retired from regular ministerial 
labor, vet true to his principles and tastes continued, up to 
his death active, so far as age permitted, in physical labor 
and duties, and a close critical scholar and student and 
writer. He told me in tlie fall he died, that it was his 
cnstom general Iv to write o}ie sermon a ireeJ:, not for deliv- 
ering but, as he said, 'to keep his mental powers strong.' 
His life there a\ as a fragrance and a blessing to Ids familv, 
his friends and to society. He preserved to the last his 
humor, his genialitv and wit, his bright conversational 
power. His mind remained in full vigor, and so active 
was it, and so fond was he of scholastic reading, that the 
summer of his deatli, in duly, he invited me, bluing on a 
visit, to sit on the porch and hear him read Flato in the 
original. "Wonderful, noble, blessed old patriarch. He 
and his wife made the Deerheld home what our parents had 
named it — ' Sunnv Side.' And so it ever was to us chil- 
dren, who found it a sweet, loving home for all — parents, 
children and grandchildren. vSome sixteen years were thus 
passed by him at Deerfield when, on October 29, 18<j[), our 
good father, after a short illness, passed away, aged 84 
years and 10 months, respected and beloved of all, having 
lived a lon^' life devoted to dutv and o-ood deeds. But for 
the relation I bear him, 1 could and should speak louder 
words of praise, for he merits them. I cannot omit a few 
words as to father's domestic life and relations. He was 
thoroughly a domestic man, a lover of liome, of wife, and 
children and grandchildren, and of all its inmates. His 
nature was so tender and sympatlietic tliat as he more tlian 
once told me, he drew strength and consolation and inspi- 
ration from his domestic companionship. Xo better, kinder 
husband ever lived. He was very fortunate in his married 
relations. 



JOHN WIIITJLVN OF WEYMOUTH. 285 

I wish liere to record what I know is the unanimous 
opinion of tlie chikh-en Hving, that never was a desolate 
family of children moi'e blessed in a stepmother than we 
were. She was indeed a mother to us all, and our own 
mother could not have exceeded her in loving care, for- 
bearance and self- sacrifice for us. ^\\ father was very 
fortunate in both his wives. They were both brilliant, 
educated and accomplished and intellectual women. And 
in addition, they were good domestic numagers and in all 
respects were to my hither ' helpmeets ' indeed." 



4231. 1. Sarah', d. in infancy. 

4232. 2. Hon. Henry Cummings', b. Jan. 5,, ISIS; m. Jnly 
15, 1S44, Elizabeth King of ^Vilton, X. IL ; studied at Billerica 
Academy, and four years at Exeter, graduating in 1S34; entered 
tlie Sophomore Class at Bowdoin College, but iiuding that from tlie 
rigid tj'aining received at Billeriea and Exeter he was fairly famihar 
with the entire course of study, determined to waste no more time, 
and at once entered on the study of law ; after reading law in the 
offices of Wood ct Torrey at Fitchburg for three years, in 1S40 was 
admitted to the bar at Worcester ; he then went to AVashington, 
and held for some time a clei'kshi}) in the U. S. Treasury Depart- 
ment resigning this place to take tlie clerkship of one of the com- 
mittees of the U. S. Senate ; Sept. 2G, 1841, went to (31iio, settling 
at Lancaster; here he formed a partnership with Col. William 
Medill, afterwards Governor of the State : in 184S, was elected to 
the State Senate, serving his term of two years, but declining a re- 
election ; 1850, was elected by the Legislature Circuit Judge for 
the tei-m of seveii years ; two years after, a new Constitution was 
adopted and the election of judges given to tlie people ; he was at 
once elected to the same position for a term of five years, and re- 
elected for a secoiid term, duclinini;' a third term wliich was otfered 
him without opposition of either political party ; 1802, after beinf 
on the bench twelve years, he removed to Cincinnati, ami resumed 
the practice of law in that city ; in 1874, was appointed by Gov. 
Hayes one of the iivc Sujireme Court Connnission -Tuduvs, but held 
the office for only six weeks, resigning on account of his health ; 
though holding many olliccs. he has refused as many more, and has 
always ])rcferrfd tu reniain in private life ; residence, 213 Hiehmond 
^t., Cincinnati ; 2 c. 



286 THE PEvSCENDANTS OF 

4233. Henry MEPILL^ b. June 24, 1845 ; graduated Harvard 
College, 1868 ; d. of brain fever, Aug. 16, 1869. 

4231. CiiANNiNG Wood", b. Aug. 24, 1846; rn. 1. 1871, Mary 
Wilson, daughter of Dr. George and Lucretia (Wilson) Eals, b. 
Lithopolis, 0. ; she went to England to be marrried, and d. Fel)., 
1872, liavinir been nianied but little over nine months ; m. 2. 1876, 
Mary Eno-hmd of Hudd1e^l^eld, Eng., a connection of John Bright ; 
studied at Exeter Academy ; graduated Harvard College, 1868, and 
the Cincinnati Law School ; 1870, he was appointed vicc-Consul at 
HuddleslicM, Eng., a position he has ever since retained ; 1 c. by 
1st in. 
4235. George Henry-*, b. Feb. IS, 1S72. 

4236. 3. Elizabeth Holman", b. Feb. 22, 1819; m. May 1, 
1838, Rev. Henry, son of Henry and Sarah (Hilton) Emmons, 
b. Boston, April 4, 180S ; he was prepared for a niercantile life, 
but studied for the ministry, and June 10, 1835, was ordained 
as a Conirregational minister at Na>]iua, X. H. ; he remained in 
the ministry for twenty-five years, and was finally obliged to with- 
draw from active work owing to 1)ronchial troubles ; lias been for 
some years Secretary of the Home for Aged Women at Boston; 
residence, AVinonah st., Boston Highlands ; 3 c. 

4237. Henry AVaee EMM0NS^ b. Wilton, X. H., Xov. 28, 1840j 
m. Dec. 17, 1868, Mary Beed of Borne, In". Y. ; a merchant in N. Y. 
City ; residence, Orange, N. J. ; 3 c, all b. Milton, Mass. 

4238. Walter Reed Emmons-*, b. x\ug. 29, 1876. 

4239. Henry Tower Emmous'', b. March 2T. 1878. 

4240. Avtlmr AVhitmau Emmons'-', b. Dec. 23. 1880. 

4241. Louisa Emmons', b. Yernon, X. T., April 9, 1847; m. 
Oct. 1, 1874, IkMison Wheeler, son of Lynds Griswold and Mary 
Ann (Brown) Wells, b. Bharsaha, X. Y., Jan. 31, 1812; a farmer; 
residence, Highlands, Macon Co., X. C; 2 c. 

4242. Ella Louise AVells'', b. Aug. 20, 1880. 
4242a. Mary Lizzie Wells'', b. June 22. 1882. 

4243. James Xatiianiel Emmons-, b. Yernon, X. Y^., Feb. 2, 
1857 • m. 1. April 24, 1880, Jennie Bollock of Dorchester, b. Aug. 
6, 1858; d. June 29, 1885 ; m. 2. Feb. 2, 1887, Chansonette Stan- 
ley of Ivingfield, :Me. ; residence, Boxbury. 

4244. 4. George Xathakiel", b. 1821; a lawyer; residence, 
Mono Mono, Cal. ; has been a member of State Legislature ; d. 
unmarried, Sept., 1885. 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 287 

4245. 5. Frances Louisa",!). April 18, 1824; m. Calais, ^[e., 
"Nov. 11, 1843, Jiiines Stilliuau, son ol' James and Mary Ann (Pineo) 
Boies, I). Calais, Oct. IG, 1821; she d. Xewhury, S. C, wliere she 
had gone for lier liealth, Aug. 12, 1873 ; 4 c. 

4246. James Xathaxiel BolEs^ b. Xov. 18, 1844; d. Sept. 10, 
184G. 

4247. Eleanor E. Boies^ b. Oct. IS, 1846 ; a teacher in the 
Hyde Grammar School; residence, 80 Mt. Pleasant ave., Boston. 

4248. Harrison Cummings ]3oies', b. Jan. 27, 1849; d. Oct. 
13, 1851. 

4249. EinviN ^YILRUR Boies', b. :\rarch 3; d. Sept. 10, 1850. 



4250. 6. John",}). Feb. 17, 1825; m. 1. Jan. 2G, 1851, Louise 
T., daughtei- of Ptufus FLowland of Xew Bedford, 31ass. ; she d, 
Oct. 31, 18G5; m. 2. Portland, Me., Aug. 19, 1808, Parthenia, 
daughter of Simeon Iliggins of Purtlan-l ; he lias al\va\s been en- 
gaged in mercantile p'arsuils froin 184<i-52 in XeM- Bedford ; 1852- 
05 in Boston ; he then removed to Portland, ]\Ie., but vras burned 
out in the great tire : returned to Boston; was for manv years in 
the em])loy of Tlogg. Brown <t Taylor, 477 Washington st.; resi- 
dence, Chelsea, where he d. Feb. 1, 1880 ; 1 c. by 1st wife. 

425L James Xathanjel^, b. Xew Bedfonl. April 2, 1852; d" 
Chelsea, Dec. 4, 1873. 



4252. 7. James Thompson", b. July 24, 1830 ; m. Chelsea, June 
24, 1858, Mary Greenlaw of Deer Isle, Me. ; a sea captain ; d. 
Mobile, xVla., Nov., I8i!5 ; his widow resides in Boston; 2 c. 

4253. FjrEDERiCK Xatiianiel', b. Chincha L^lands, ]801; a 
clerk in the employ of Hogg, Brown i\: Taylor, Boston. 

4254. Arbie Margaret\ b. 1805. 

4255. 8. Martha IIolman', b. 1833 ; d. July 3, 1855 ; un- 
married. 

425G. X. Rosea'', b. Feb. 20, 178S; m. Jan. 28, 1813, 
^biry I'raU, daughter of John and ^lnvy (Pratt) Hedges 
of ALmsfield ; settled at Waltliain ; was for some years a 
carpentei- — later, became engaged in manufacturing; he 
d. Jan. 3, 1850, aged 71 ; she d. June, 1S71 ; 5 c. 



288 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4257. 1. ^rARY JIODGES', b. Oct. 10, ISU; in. May 20, ls;/,7, 
John Warl.iiid, son of Jolm and ^Mary (Warlancl) Howe, b, Marl- 
boro, Oct. 30, ISuG; d. June 3, ISVl ; residence, WaltLam ; S c. 

4258. Helen Isabella IIowe^, b. ]\rareli 18, 1838 ; m. Xov. 
25, 1S59, Libbeus Sretson, son of Mattliias Spaulding and liebecca 
(lliintj Jlowe; a niercliant ; residence, AValtbani ; 1 c. 

4239. Clara Foster^ b. Jan. 31, 18G3. 

42<)0. John Wai:land Howe, Jr.^, b. March 10, ISIO; d. 
immari-ied, Jan. IS, 1S76. 

42G1. Henry WiiiniAN IIowe^ b. May IS, ISIS; was killed 
in battle.. June 13, 1^62. 

42G2. Mary Warland Howe*, b. Marcli 19, 1S15 ; nuniarried, 
at home. 

4263. Charles Frederick Howe^ b. Dec. 25, 1S4G; d. Dec. 3, 
1852. 

42G4. Francis Altamont IIowe^ b. July 29, 1848 ; d. Jan. 8, 
1852. 

42G5. William Elliot Howe^, b. July 29, 1S18; m. Dec. 11, 
1879, Maria Helen, daughter of G. F. and ]Maria (Stetson) Wilson ; 
a merchant ; residence, Quincy ; 1 c. 
4266. Florence M. Howe", b. Aug. 29, ISSl. 

42G7. Fanny Maria Howe*. Se])t. 29, 1S54; m. June 7,1871, 
Frank liutter ; a bookkeeper ; residence, Waltham ; no issue. 

42GS. 2 Abby Pratt", b. May 20, 1S20 ; m. Aprils, 1850, 
Ei)hraim Bullard, son of Abraham and Polly (Fay) Sherman ; b. 
March 23, 1823; d. July 2G, 1871; residence, Cambridge; she d. 
•Dec. 13, 1875 ; 3 c. 

42G9. George Abraham Sherman-, b. Dec. 25, 1850 ; d. Sept. 
24, 1851. 

4270. Elizabeth AVhitman Sherman'*, b. Oct. 14, 1854; m. 
]\ray 20, 1880, Frederick A., son of George and Lucretia Kendall 
(Yiles) Stearns, b. Jan. 23. 1S5G : residence, Waltham ; no issue. 

4271. ]\rARY Ea[ma Sherman^ b. Is ov. 14, 1858 ; d. I^ov. 8, 1S7G. 



4272. 3. John Hodges-, b. March IG, 1823; m. Dec. 16, 1847, 
Lucy l^ana, daughter of Isaac and liuth (Wellington) ]iol)l»ins of 
W^atertuwn ; is AYesteru Passenger Agent of the Grand Trunk 
Eailroad at Chicago ; othce, 108 Clark st. ; residence, oo30 Wabash 
ave. ; 3 c, all b. Chicago. 



JOnN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 289 

4273. Jennie Bobbins^ b. July 20, 1850; m. May 7, ]873, 
Edwin, son of Zabiua Jiartlett and Jane (Storey) Sturtevant of 
Delevaii, Wis. ; residence, 3330 Wabasli ave. ; 3 c'. 

4274. Marion Wlntnian Sturtevant'', b. Jan. 9, 1878. 

4275. Echvin Whitman Sturtevant-', b. Oct. 9, 1881. 

4276. Roy Whitman Sturtovant^ b. March 6, ISSG. 

4277. Clara Makia^ b. May 23, 1855; m. June 20, 1SS4, John 
I. D., son of Daniel and Mary (Durry) Westervelt ; residence, 40:^3 
Prairie ave. ; 1 c. 

4278. Daniel Whitman Westervelt', b. April 16, 1885. 

4279. Mary Rutii^ b. Oct. 20, 1850; ni. Nov. 20, 1881, Leslie 
Parker, son of Barnard Lisle and Harriet (Parker) A^oorhes ; resi- 
dence, 3315 Prairie ave. ; 3 c. 

4280. Barnard Leslie Voorhes^ b. Oct. 10, 1882. 

4281. John Whitman Voor]les^ b. May 23, 1884. 

4282. Florence Whitman Voorhes^ b. Sept. 17, 1885. 



4283. 4. Elizabeth Berxard', b. Oct. 1, 1826; m. March 5, 
1840, Epliraini Bullard, son of Abraliani and Polly (Fay) Siierman^ 
b. Marcli 23, 1823 ; d. July 20, 1871 ; she d. March 9, 1849 ; he m.' 
2. her sister, Abby Pratt AVhitinan ; 2 c. 

4284. Edward Fay Sherman^^, b. Feb. 4, 1847; m. Maggie 
McGiirk; residence, Cambridge ; no issue. 

4285. Jonx Whitman Sherman'', b. Feb. 21 ; d. July 11, 1849. 

4286. 5. Catharine', b. March 14, 1828 ; d. 1832. 



4287. XL JonN'\ b. 1780; m. May 18, 1820, Sarah 
]^ickncdl; a farmer; lie settled at I'.elcliertown, 1810; was 
admitted to chnrch, 1817; d. without issue, 1822. 

4288. XIL AiiiGAiiA b. 1793; d. Jan. 8, 1818. 

4289. XIII. Key. Bernard^ b Jan. 8, 179G; m. 1. 
I^ec, 1826, Elizabeth Haskell, eldest daughter of Josiah 
Crosby of Billerlca ; she d. of consumption, Feb. 12, 1831 ; 
in. 2. 1832, Sarali, daughter of Samuel Bowers of Billerica ; 
lie died Nov. 5, 1834 ; she d. Sept., 1880. 

"The life of ]3ernard Whitman, though comparatively 
short, was remarkably useful and busy, and his chai-acter 
19 



290 ' THE DESCENDANTS OF 

SO far from ordinary, that lie deserves some words of 
special notice. From early youth he had determined to 
liave a collegiate education as the best training for future 
work. By the kindness of his father, he was allo^^'ed, after 
he was sixteen yeai's old, to appropriate his own earnings 
for that ])urpo.-e. At twenty-two, by ditferent kinds of 
labor, more especially factory work, lie had accumulated 
a small capital, but sufHcient, in his opinion, to warrant 
the attem])t, and so entered Harvard College as Freshman ; 
but, owing to his connection with Mdiat was termed a re- 
bellion against the authorities, was rusticated with some 
other participants. His enthusiasm, for what he deemed 
right, led him into this unfortunate difficulty, which he 
always after^vard regretted, and which was the cause of 
his leaving college inmiediately after he had been re- 
examined and admitted but to the class below his own. 
Had that portion of his punishment been ]-emitted he would 
have continued his collegiate course, but he could not 
bear that degradation in the community where before he 
had held a distinguislied rank for scholarship and good 
character. Tliat his participation in this unfortunate up- 
rising was viewed, naturally, with different eyes by liis 
associates is evidenced from the fact that, on leavincT the 
University, he was the recipient of many tokens of esteem 
from his fellows — among others, an elegant edition of the 
New Testament in Greek, with this inscri])tion : 

' For more true joy ^Marcellus exiled feels 
Tlmn Caesar with a Senate at his heels.' 

Governors and go^'crned rarely reason from the same 
stand-point. A collegiate course would undoubtedly have 
been a great advantage, but its loss could but modify not 
destroy his natural gifts which were after developed by 
self-trainino-. His tendencies were toward a relisrious life 
and the position of a teacher. 

Originally, from early associations, he was inclined to 
Trinitarianism and strictly Orthodox views, but before he 



JOHN WHITMAN OF AVEYMOUTH. 



291 



entered tlie miiiistiy, after deep tliouglit and study, he 
adopted more liberal ideas, and in 1820' he was perma- 
nently settled as a Unitarian in Walthani, Mass. At that 
time religious controversy was rife, and attacks were fre- 
quent and venomous on his particular belief. He ardently 
entered the iield, hg^hting- many a g-ood fig-ht for his faith. 
The criticisms upon his ability as a controversialist by 
adversai-ies at the time are amusing-. When he contended 
at one end of the line with the Orthodox, he was praised 
by the Universalists; when fightings the latter, he was 
lauded by the former, so it is fair to conclude that he 
exhibited considerable ability. But tliese methods were 
foreign to his disposition, which though ardent in defence 
of the right, was eminently one of love, especially toward 
the young and struggling, Whevevev he worked as a 
teacher before his ordination— at Billerica, Welliicet, Sand- 
wich and Beverly— he left behind liim gTateful hearts of 
the youth of both sexes, whom he had led into the pleasant 
paths of good literature and practical reliaion. And so 
after at Waltham he was one of the chief promoters of the 
-Rumford Institute, well known as the means of vast good 
in mental and moral improvement. 

^ He raised the standard of common education, and prac- 
tically, assiduously and continually worked to carry out 
Ids theories for the increase of public happiness, which he 
thus formulized, saying: 'Jn the first place, I would pro- 
pose that all our children receive a high degree of educa- 
tion ; 2d, that all our children receive a Christian educa- 
tion ; 3d, that the Christian ministry should fulfill the 
important purpose for which it was established; 4th, that 
a constant supply of useful reading be furnished for all 
members of society ; 5th, that associations be formed in 
every town for mutual iniprovement.' His house and his 
kirge miscellaneous library- were ahvays open, particularly 
to that portion of his congregation dependent upon their 
"ally factory labor. As he preached so he taught by his 



292 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

daily life; to use the langua;.'e of an old friend: 'His 
oreiit and peculiar eliaracteri.->tic was to infuse his own 
spirit into others. He breathed the breath of life into the 
people around liini and made them livin^- souls. There 
never seemed, there never //y/.v, any self in him. In- this 
lay his y-reat powers over otiiers. We all, who knew him, 
seemed parts of him and he of us. There was a glorious 
energv of character in him, always directing itself onward 
with a high and noble firmness. It gathered to itself all 
o-ood within its widely extended atmosphere. Blessed were 
those who lived within its intluence.' Of the people, for 
the people, to them he dedicated his life. Although larger, 
and, in the ordinary sense, more pleasant fields were oflered 
to his ministry, he chose to labor with those who had first 
called him, believing tliat there he could do most good. 
An ardent Christian, devoted to all good works, so he lived, 
so he died, deeidy mourned as he had been fervently loved. 
To all, but particularly to the earnest youthful struggler, 
his life is an example and incentive." 2 c, b. Waltham. 

4290. 1. Hon. Bernard Crosby", b. Oct. 25, 1S27; m. July 
14, 1857, Mary Elizabeth Clnifch (lie was named Josiali Crosljy, 
but after the death of his fatlier clianged his name); iitted for col- 
lege at Pliilli]is Academy, Exeter, X. H., and entered Harvard, 
graduating M-ith the class of ISIO ; studied law in the ofiice of 
Lewis 6z Eessenden, Portland, :\Ie, and was admitt«>d to the bar in 
1819 ; that year, yielding to tlie excitement of tiie gold fever, he 
determined to go to California, reaching San Francisco, June 17, 
1850; it required only a few months of nfining experience to con- 
vince' him of the folly of such a life, and he soon determined to 
settle down hi the ])ractice of his profession ; he selected Cenicia as 
a suitable residence, remaining there till Feb., 1861; he took a 
leading place at the bar, and quickly won the respect of his fellow- 
towmsmen : he d. of apoplexy, San Francisco, Aug. 5, 1855 ; the 
following notice is from a Penicia paper: 

"Judge B. C. Whitman, who died at San Francisco on Thursday 
of last week (Aug. 5, 1885), was one of the notable men of the 
coast; he was boi-n at Waltham, Mass, 1828, and graduated from 
Harvard in the class of 1816; he came to California in 1850, on the 



JOHN AVHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 293 

slii]) ' Clicsliire,' wliich landed liiin at this city, where he at onc-e 
coinnienced the practice of hiw in partnership with "W. S. ^\''ells; 
in 1850 he was elected Sherift' of the county, hut resigned after a 
few inonths ; lie also sei'vcd as City Clerk of Denicia ; ^h: AVhitnian 
also served this county in tlie Assenihly of lSri4, having been elected 
on the Whig ticket; in 1S5G he ran for Congress on the Know- 
Nothing ticket, but was defeated ; in 1863 Mr. Whitman left liere 
for Vii'ginia City, where he continned the [)ractice of his jn-ofession, 
taking a prominent part in most of the mining litigations on the 
Comstock Lnde ; in 1808 he was elected one of the Justices of the 
Supreme Court of 2s evada, and in the fall of that year was appointed 
to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Chief Justice Beatty ; 
lie removed to San Francisco in 1882, conlinning there the practice 
of his profession ; Mr. AVhitman was a man of large attainments, 
and his character was above reproach ; he was of genial disposition 
and extremely courteous in liis mannei's ; he attracted to himself a 
large circle of warm friends, several of whom are of this city; he 
married Miss Mary Church of Rough and lieady, having made her 
acquaintance when she was a pupil of Miss Atkins' Seminary ;" 1 c. 

4291 Ceosby Chuhch^, b. Feb., IStll ; a student at Harvard. 



4292. 2. Berxard", b. Oct. 26, 1830; d. Jan. 7, 1831. 



4293. XIV. Rev. Jason'', b. April 30, 1799; m. Saco, 
Me., March 17, 1832, Mary Fairfiehl, b. Jan. 27, 1799; 
fitted for colleg-e at Pliillips Academy, graduating- 1818, and 
entered Harvard College, graduating 1825; entered upon 
tlie stud}^ of the ministry, and was settled first at Saco and 
later at Portland, Me. ; 1845, was invited to take charge of 
the church at Lexington, and was ordained, July 30, in that 
year ; immediately after his settlement, the society voted to 
reconsti'uct the church ediiice : when about completed, it 
was destroyed by fire, Dec. 17, 184G ; a new church was 
quickly begun and completed and dedicated, Feb. 28, 1848 ; 
Mr. AVhitman was settled under very Mattering circum- 
stances, but unforseen causes disturbed the peace of the 
parish ; the desti'uction of their chiu-ch inten-upted his 
ministry, and dissensions regarding the location of the new 
editice impaired the harmony of the society ; called to 



294 THE DESCf:NDAXTS OF 

Portland to attend tlio funeral of a brother-in-law, he was 
taken ill and d. Jan. 25, 1848, just before the completion of 
his new church; he was buried Jan. 28; the society voted 
to pay his salary till the ^[ay followino-, " as a token of their 
liigh respect for him and his family, and for his unceasinq- 
labors to promote the cause of relip;ion, education and 
every good work while he was permitted to renudn among 
the living ;" though a man of feeble constitution, he per- 
formed a vast amount of work ; leaving Saco, his fii-st 
charge, as they were unable to provide a suitable suppoi't 
for a minister, he took charge of the genei'al agency of the 
American Unitarian Association ; a new society was organ- 
ized at Portland and he was induced to take charge of the 
same ; his incessant labors here impaired his health, and his 
physicians ordered rest and a change to a warmer climate ; 
he went to Savannah and as soon as he found his strength 
returning sought occupation in that vicinity ; finding that 
he could not preach in that section with the freedom to 
which he was accustomed, and lack of facilities for the 
instruction of his children being a further objection, he 
returned to Portland in 1842, residing there till his call to 
Lexington in 1845; he was ardently devoted to his pro- 
fession, and never spared himself where there was a field 
of labor before him; in addition to his weekl}- preparation 
for the pulpit, he was a constant contributor for })eriodicals 
and the weekly press; his publications include, besides 
many sermons, religious tracts and addresses, the memoirs 
of Rev. Edward H. Ecles of Kennebunk, Me. ; of his 
brother, Rev. Bernard'^ W. of Waltham ; and his father, 
Dea. Jolnr^ of Biidgewater ; a man of modest unaffected 
piety, he was firm and decided in his religious opinions, 
yet far removed from a narrow sectarian s})irit ; by the 
simplicity of his manners, his liberal and benevolent dis- 
position and good sense, he alwavs secured the respect aud 
esteem of the conmumity in which he lived ; his writings 
were characterized bv strength and directness, o-uided bv 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 205 

practical wisdom and experience ; his preacliing was ear- 
nest, direct, practical and persuasive, and rather contro- 
versial than declaniatorv in manner ; in matters of education 
lie took great interest, and served on the Lexing'ton school 
committee, 184G— [7 ; his widow resides at Lexing-ton \\'ith 
her daug'hter ; 5 c. 

429i. 1. Sarah Xasox', b. April S, 1S33 ; d. Feb. 21, 1846. 

4295. 2. Berxaih)'. b. Sept. 15, 1S34 ; m. Oct. 21, 1870, Mary 
Chase, daughter of Alonzo Hamilton ; a iiiercluuit in Boston ; en- 
gaged for mariv years in tlie South American trade ; he d. Bogota, 
U. S. C.,Xov.is, 1885; 5 c. 

4296. Edward PIamiltox*", b. remainbuco, Aug. 5, 1871. 

4297. Arthur Fairfield'', b. Dorchester, Mass., July 31, 1873. 

4298. Fraxcis Chase', b. Genoa, Italy, Sept. 8, 1S74. 

4299. Fales^ b. lioxbury, Mass., March 19 ; d. March 25, 1876. 

4300. Sarah Xasox^, b. Boston, Feb. 17, 1877. 



4301. 3. Catharine', b. July 8, 1836; unmarried; residence, 
Lexington. 

4302. 4. John Fairfield^, b. May 28, 1838 ; served in the vol- 
unteer navy during the war; now resides in Brazil; unmarried. 

4303. 5. Martha Fairfield", b. July 13, 1840; for many years 
a teacher; later took the full medical course at Boston College, 
receivhig her degree of M.D., 1884; settled in Jjoston and engaged 
in the practice of her profession; she d, unmarried, Dec. 12, 1884, 



4304. Daniel'^ (363), Jolin\ Nicholas^, Thomas-, John^ 
b. 1744; m. Mary Doten of Plymouth; he d. Aug-. 31, 
1777 ; Ezra"* was appointed administrator of his estate, 
April 7, 1779; she d. Kingston, Mass., Jan. 0, 1838; Mrs. 
Whitman was noted for her cliaritableness and deep relig- 
ious feeling; for manv years she was very deaf, and had 
a withered hand tluit gave her great pain ; it is related ot 
her tliat wlien trouble })ressed most heavily u])on her, she 
would go by herself and pra}", forgetting in her deafness 



296 thp: descenda^'ts of 

and earnestness that slie could bo heard by others ; 4 c. 
I. John"; II. Daniel^ III. Mary"; IV. Susanna^'. 

4:505. I. John", b. ITCO; settled in Belchertown, and 
d. there, Dec. 28, 1853, aged 84; was never married; ^vas 
said to have been very eccentric. 

4oOG. II. Daniel", b. ITTo; m. Dec. 12, 1793, Eunice 
Morton; resided at Cuniniington till after his niari'iag'e, 
tlien moved to Western New York, near Canandaigna, 
where he d. Aug. 13, 1828 ; she d. xVug. 2, 1X29 ; 4 c. 



4307. 1. Lydia*. b. Feb. 10, 179G; m. Aaron roiaeroy ; resi- 
dence, Cariandaigua, X. Y. ; she d. Feb. 20, 1855; lie d. Feb. 20, 
1871, aged 77; 4 c., all b. Canandaigua. 

430S. ]:)R. C. G. FoMEROY^ b. Feb. 23, 1S17; m. June 6, 1850, 
Mary Aliller; residence, Canandaigua; 2 c. 

4309. Eliza Pomeroy^ b. July :21, 1851. 

4310. lihea B. Pomeroy\ b. Aug. --26. 1854. 

4311. MoKTON S. FoMEKOY*, b. Feb. 23, 1821; m. March 3, 
1847, Elizabeth Ann McClellan ; residence, Canandaigua; 3 c, all 
UTunarried. 

4312. Mary Liicina Pomeroy^ b. July 80, 1852. 

4313. Theodore Mortou Po^nerov^ ) , _, .- .<--o 
Aon T-^ T ■■• T) '< r b. Feb. lo, ISoa. 
4.B14. Dora Lyaia Pomeroy*, ) 

4315. Theodore Fomeroy^ b. 1823; m. June 14, 1845, Sarah 
Boyce ; he d. May 15, 1853; no issue. 

431G. (A daughter) Pomeroy'^ d. in infancy. 

4317. 2. IlANXAir, b. March 27, 1708; m. Seth Snow, b. Jan. 
14, 1794; d, March 27, 18S1; residence, Windsor, where she d. 
Nov. 21, 1880, aged 83 ; 10 c, all b. Ciunniington. 

4318. Dea. Lanman SnoaV^, b. Xov. 23, 1810; m. March 1, 
1810, Flizabeth, daughter of Jonathan and Sally Miner, b. Xov. 25, 
1819; a farmer; residence, Windsor : 2 c. 

4319. Agusta H. Snow', b. Dec. 28. 1840 ; d. Dec. 19, 1850. 

4320. (A son) Snow', b. : d. June, 1854. 

4321. Mary II. Snow^ b. Jan. J5, 1819; ni. April 23, 1846, 
Morgan Hall ; she d. Jan. 25, 1S18 ; no issue. 

4322. Maria H. Sxow^ b. March 0, ls20; m. Jan. 20, 1841, 
Joseph C. Allen; she d. March ID, 1872 ; he d. April 7, 1872 ; 3 c. 



JOITX WHITMAN OF WP:Y.NrOUTII. 297 

43-33. Joseph Preston Allen^ b. Nov. 1844 : m. Flora M. Clark, b. April, IS.ol ; 
he d. Nov. tj, iS^'o ; rositlcnce. Plaintield ; 1 c. 

4334. Aletha Maria Allen'", 1). July 10. ]SS2 ; d. Oct. 9, 1884. 

4330. Josiah Clarke AlJt.-a", b. Aug. 7, 1^47 ; d. March 7, 1873. 
433G. Estella Maria Alleiv', b. Dec. lo, 1804 : d. Aug. 33. 1876. 

4,^27. Eunice M. Snow^ b. Sept. 20, 1823; lu. April 3, 18-14, 
Ambrose, son of Louden and Ilannali (Snow) Coleman, b. Jan. 13, 
1811; a farmer; residence, Windsor; 2 c., both unmarried. 

4338. Clarissa A. Colcman^ b. Aug. 29, 1845 ; a teacher. 

4339. Mary E. Colemau'*, b. Oct. 34, 1849 ; d. Feb. 19, 1885. 

4330. Oka.vge ^V. Snow^ b. July 20, 1827; m. ^"ov. 20, 1852, 
Susan A., daughter of Jetson and Al»igail (Thayer) Stetson, b. Jan. 
1, 1831; a carpenter; residence, W. Cummington ; 1 c, 

4331. Frank L. Snov.-^, b. June 36, 18o4 ; m. May 4, 1878, Elizabeth A. Wil- 
liams, b. Aug. S3, 18.J.J ; residence, W. Cummington ; 3 c. 

4333. Florence L. Sno\v"\ b. March 31, 1879. 
4383. Abby A. Snow", b. Oct. 13, 1881. 

4334. Electa W. Snow^ h. July 18, 1830 ; m. June 4, ISGl, 
James, son of James and Lucy (Parker) Whitmarsli, b. Windsor, 
Aug. 24, 1820; a farmer; residence, Windsor; 4 c. 

4335. I\lary Eliza Whitmarsh^ b. June 5 ; d. July lo, 1863. 
43.30. Henrj' James Whitmarsli-', b. July 14, 1803 ; at home. 

4337. Martha Electa Whitmarsli'', b. May 3G, 1866. 

4338. Lucy Ellen Whitma^sh^ b. Feb. 27, 1868. 

4330. Eliza Snow*; b. July 31, 1833; d. Oct. 14, 1859; un- 
mai-ried. 

4340. Daniel Snow^, b. May 25, 1830 ; m. l^ov. 2, 1871, Sarah, 
daughter of Edmund and Sally G. (Miner) Hubbard, b. Windsor, 
Jan. 21, 1850; d x\pril 3, 1887; residence, W. Cummington; 4 c. 
4341. Elmer D. Sno^v^ b. April 11. 1873. 
4343, Ualph A. Snow^ b. Jan. 5, 1877. 

4343. Bertha E. Snow'-', b. Jan. 9, 1879. 

4344. (A daugliter) Snow^ b. ; d. Oct. 18, 1880. 

4345. Melissa E. Snow\ b. Aug. 9, 1839; m. May 22, 1802, 
Charles N"., son of Aaron Xewton and Julia Ann (Williams) Rem- 
ington, b. July 0, 1843; d. March 5, 1885; a farmer; residence, 
Savoy, Mass. ; 1 c. 
4346. Carrie M. Remington'*, b. June 24, 1868. 

-1347. Celrmna Snow^, b. Aug. 12, 1844; m. dan. 20, 1805, 
Carson J., son of Joseph and Eliz;djeth (Stetson) Harlow, b. April 
25, 1845; d. Xov. 11, 1885; residence, Ilaydeuville, Mass.; 3 c. 

4348. Lizzie H. flarlow'', b. July 30, 1806. 

4349. Almeda E. Harlow'-', b. Nov. 14, 1870. 
43.50. Carson J. Harlow, Jr.^ b. Sept. 30, 1880. 



298 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4-351. a. HiKAM', b. Oct. 27, 1800; notliinir known re-Mrdiiifr 
mm. 

4352. 4. Orange', b. Sept. 14, 1S04; m. 1. Xov. 19, 1829, A(k- 
line E. lluvd, b. May IS, 1813; d. Jan. 25. 1834; m. 2. Sept. J2, 
1835, Maryette Euberts, b. :Mardi 1, ISM; d. May 29, 1839; m. :;.' 
May 3, 1840, Ilannali Arvilla Wliite, b. Jan. 17," 1817; d. x\pnl, 
1848; lie resided near Canandaigna, X. Y., where he d. May 12, 
1847; 8 c. 

4353. Mary Jane«, b. Dec. J, 1830: d. Feb. 16, 1831. 

4354. Alvira^, b. Dec. 25, 1831 ; d. March 17, 1832. 

4355. Jerome^ b. Xov. G, 1833; d. Dee. 19, 1S34. 

4356. :Maryette^ b. May G, 1839 ; ni. .July G, 1S5G, ]y[orris, Bon 
of Plnlander and Luna (Malsted) Ormsby. b. July 26, 1836; a 
farmer ; residence, Corunna, Mich. ; 2 c. 

4357. Marshall Ormsby^ b. Feb. 12. 1858 ; d. Aug. 7. 1859. 
4358. Ormsb}-', b. Sept. 22, 1860; d. Jan. 7. 1S61. 

4359. Josephine', b. Feb. 24; d. Oct. 2G. 1841. 

43G0. Marshall^ b Jan. 12, 1843; immarried; residence, 
Shortsville, X. Y. 

4361. IsABELLE^^, d. in infancy. 

4362. Frederick^, b; d. April, 1848. 



4363. III. Mary*\ b. Aug. 19, 1778: m. Jan. 1, 1798, 
Isaac, Jr., son of Isaac and Ilannab -Davis) Symmes, b. 
Nov. 16, 1770; d. June 10, 1843; residence, Kingston, 
Mass. ; sJie d. Juno 16, 1859, aged 81 : 6 c. 



4364. 1. Isaac Sy.aimes, Jr.', b. Sept. 27: 179S ; m. Hartford, 
Conn., Lucy Steele ; removed to Schenectady. X. Y., where he d. 
in the winter of 1832 ; 1 c. 

4365. John WnrniAN Sym^ies^, b. 1831; d. 1832. 



4366. 2. Hannah Symmes", b. May G, 18.1; unmarried; resi- 
dence, Kingston, Mass. 

4367. 3. William SviiMES', b. Aug. 19. i8:'3; m. 1. March 4, 
1832, Mary D., dau^i^diter of J'hilip and Parir-ce i;Eansom) AYasli- 
burn, b. Aug. 17, 1805; d. Feb. 7, 1834; -. 2. Xov. 27, 1841, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 299 

Caroline II., daiigliter of Jolm and Hannali (Adams) Janiieson, b. 
July IG, 1S16; a sliip-master ; residence, Kingston, Avliere lie d. 
Nov. 6, 1884 ; his widow resides Kingston ; 6 c. 

'1308. William Whitman Symmes', b. Feb. V, 1834 ; d. July 1, 
1857. 

4369. Carrie Fkances Symmes^, b. Aug. 22, 1842; m. Xov. 10, 
1870, Capt. Edwin IL, son of Ebenezer Pray and Susan (Howard) 
Eicbardson, b. July 14, 1843 ; residence, San Francisco ; address, 
122 Sutter st. ; 2 c. 

4370. "William Syiniaes Ricl\ardson-', b. Feb. 1, 1873. 

4371. Ethel Bancroft Paehardson^ b. March 28, 18S2. 

4372. John Jameson Symmes^ b. May 9, 1844 ; d. Feb. 8, 1864. 

4373. Fkank Jameson Symmes^, b. June 7, 1847 ; m. Marcb 
30, 1871, Anna Aurora, daughter of Thomas and Ann (Gashing) 
Day; a member of the firm of Thomas Day & Co., 122 Sutter st., 
San Francisco, Cal. ; 6 c. 

4374. Anita Day Symme.s'', b. March 9, 1872. 

4375. William Whitman Symmes*, b. Oct. 29, 1873. 

4376. Mabel Symmes^ b. Aug. 1, 1875. 

4377. Harold Shakespeare Symmes'^, b. May 1, 1877. 

4378. Leslie Webb Symme3^ b. Oct. 18, 1879. 

4379. Stanley Richardson Symmes'', b. Sept. 4, 1881. 

4380. Alexander Eeal Symmes% b. June 27 ; d. Sept. 26, 
1849. 

4381. Mary Whitman Symmes^ b. Oct. 17, 1859; d. April 5, 
1860. 



4382. 4. Mary Whitman Symmes', b. Oct. 29, 1806 ; m. Dec. 
2, 1827, Alden, son of Constant and Kebccca Partridge (Alden) 
Sampson, b. Duxbury, April 23, 1804; was for many years master 
caulker in the Charlestown Xavy Yard ; she d. June 16, 1859, noted 
for her great sympathy for those in affliction, and her charity to- 
wards all ; patient under great trials and in bodily sufTeriuir, she was 
ever ready to cheer and assist the needy ; residence. Maiden, Mass. ; 
9 c. 

4383. William Alden Sampson^, b. Dec. 29, 1829; d. July 
18, 1851 ; was murdered for his money by some Mexicans at a 
mining camp in California. 

4384. Marianne SAMPS0N^ b. Xov. 2, 1832 ; m. Sept. 17, 1866, 
Nathaniel D., sou of Josiah and Xancy (Willard) Wetmore, b. Dec, 



300 ■ thp: descendants of | 

i 

1810; (1. ClovelaiKl, O., June 23, ISSl; a book-hinder, engaged in | 

busine>s at Cleveland ; Mrs. Wetiuore has lonij heen known as " the 1 

Prisoner's Friend f of her it may he said literally and in the lai-gest i 

pense : "T was an hnngered and ye gave nie meat, naked and ye \ 

clothed me ; 1 was sick and in prison and ye visited me ;" inheriting | 

from lier parents a love of humanity, she early devoted herself to I 

charitable works ; never of a robust constitution, and for many years | 

an invalid, she luis yet accomplished in her chosen iields an amount | 

of M'ork that puts to shame those much stronger than herself ; nearly | 

twenty years ago slic began the special work of caring for friendless I 

prisoners, and from that time to this she has been constantly engaged H 

in this work, but never to the neglect of her home duties ; for years | 

she ministered tenderly to her invalid mother, and her home was a | 

blessed nook to the many needy ones who found refuge there ; her | 

cheering words and deeds of sympathy and friendship did not end I 

when those, in whom she was interested, were discharged from 
prison ; she has taken ragged and forlorn prisoners, just discharged, 
into her own home, clothed them and kept them there, sometimes 
for weeks, until employment at honest labor could be secured for 
them ; in this she has had to 1)ear the opposition of friends, who 
considered her a visionary enthusiast, squandei'ing her time and 
means in a pi-ofitless and dangerous work; but she has the coui-age 
of her convictions, and has pursued the even tenor of her way ; her 
sense of right and justice has carried her over opposition, prejudice 
and sneers ; and her moral bravery has won the admiration of all 
who know her ; resides w^ith her father at ^Maiden ; P. O. box 590 ; 
no issue. 

1385. GusTAVus Sampsons, \)_ March 26 ; d. May 15, 1831. 

4386. GusTAVUS Sampsoxs, ]>. Sept. 12; d. Xov. 9, 1836. 

43S7. Isaac Davis Sampson^ b. Feb. 5 ; d. March 29, 1838. 

4388. Frances Maeia Sampson^, b. Sept. 20, 1840 ; d. Jan. 18, 
1841. 

4389. WiNSLOW SAMP60N^ b. Dec. 26, 1842; m. July 1, 1867, 
Abbie L. Perkins, b. Aug., 1848; d. April 17, 1882; residence, 
Maiden ; 1 c. 
4390. Mary L. Sampson", b. Jan. 9, 1869. 

4391. AsAPH Holmes Sampson -% b. Oct. 4, 1845; d. Aug. 26, 
1846. 

4392. ]\[artha Alice Sampson^ b. May 31 ; d. xVug. 4, 1849. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEY5I0UTH. 301 

4393. 5. Martha Symmes', b. June 12, 1S09; d. Jan. 3, 1813. 

1391. G. Daniel Whitman Symmes^, b. Xov. 6, 1820; m. Jan., 
1813, Selina A., daughter of Asa and Eunice (Bradford) Weston, 
b. Aug. 22, 1825 ; residence. So. Duxburv, ]\[ass. ; 3 c. 

1395. Isaac Symmes^, b. Aug. 1, 1811; a fanner; unmarried; 
residence, So. Diixbury. 

1396. Oscar SYMMES^ b. July 10, 1853; m. Feb., 1S80, Hannah 
C, daughter of Xathaniel and Lillis (Parker) Wade ; an engineer 
on the O. C. R. K. ; residence, So. Buxbury ; 1 c. 

4396a. Winslow Whitman Symmes^ b. May 13, 1882. 

1397. Hannah Davis Symmes^, b. June 7, 1867. 



1398. IV. Susanna''. 



4399. Ezra-^ (3G1), John^ Nicliohis^ Thomas^, John\ 
b. ]\Iay 7, 1747; m. 1. Sept. 1, 1768, IHioda, danghter of 
David and Joanna (Hayward) Snow, b. Oct. 7, 1742; d. 
Feb. 25, 1796 (sister of Lydia, who m. John") ; m. 2. 1796, 
Thankful F., daughter of John and Abigail (Washburn) 
Freelove, b. 1752; d. March 15, 1823 (sister of Abigail, 
wlio m. iLbenezer^) ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; he d. Jan. 
16, 1814; his will was dated Sept. 28, 1813; Alfred'' was 
appointed executor, Feb. 7, 1814; 5 c. I. Ezra'*; II. 
Hannah Snow'' ; III. David Snow''; lY. Calvin'"; Y. Ehoda 
Snow''. 

4400. I. Ezra'", b. Oct. 5, 1769; ni. 1795, Eunice, 
daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Pratt) Allen, b. May 10, 
1770; d. Aug. 1, 1857, aged 87 ; settled at first in AVell- 
fleet, afterwards at Pembroke, and Oct., 1816, removed to 
Winthrop, ]\[e., where he d. Sept. 13, 1851, aged 82; he 
was a brass-clock maker by trade, and a man of much in- 
ventive genius, which his sons have inherited ; there is a 
tradition that he made the clock in the Old South Church 
in Boston, but there is no })roof of its truth ; 8 c. 



1101. 1. Eltab', b. Dec. 29, 1795; d. June 12, 1796. 



302 TPIE DESCENDANTS OF 

4402. 2. RiiODA Snow', k Wellfleet, ]\ray 4, 4T9T; d. May 14, 
1840 ; iinuiarricd. 

4403. 3. El'NICE', b. Welltieet, July 19, 1799; d. April 11, 
1821. 

1404, 4. LuTiiEPJ, b. E. Bridgewater, Marcli 10, 1802; m. Xov. 
12, 1832, Painelia Elizalieth, daup:bter of David and Abbie (Wal- 
dreii) McDuftie of So. Berwick, Me., b. March 11, 180G ; be moved 
to Wiiitlirop \vitli liis father, mid when okl eiiongh learned the trade 
of a clock maker and macliinist ; he d. Jan. 20, 1SS2, aged SO; 7 c; 
the following .-sketch appeared in tbe Winthrop Wetlih/ Budijet : 

'' In the midst of life we are in the midst of death. Again we 
ai'c reminded of the shortness of life and the certainty of the brief- 
ness of our sojourn here below. Indeed, no land or clime, this side 
the 'silent flowing river,' has been discovered where the 'fatal 
monster' comes not. 

Our esteemed townsman, Luther TThitman, quietly and peacefully 
passed over to that land ' from whose bourne no traveler ever re- 
turns,' Thursday, Jan. 2G (1S82), after a painful illness of several 
weeks' duration. AVhen the swift messenger removes from our 
midst one who for a great many years has been identitied with the 
growth and varied interests of our town, it seems fitting as well as 
ap]"»ropriate to extend the ordinary ul>ituary notice to a brief outline 
sketch of the life and public services of the deceased. Mr. Wliit- 
mau was born in Eridgewater, Mass., Marcli 10, 1802; his ancestors 
were English. Capt. John Whitman, his great-great-grandfather, 
came to this country in the ' Mayflower' from the west of England. 
Luther Whitman came to W'^inthrop in 1815 with his father. Ezra 
"Whitman, who was a clock manufacturer; for a number of years 
after attaining his majority be continued in the business of his 
father, manufacturing church and tower clocks chiefly, and the 
'Old South' Church at Boston, Mass., has in its steeple, in active 
operation, one of the clocks of his make where, foi' many years, it 
has looked down upon the most populous and thriving city of Xew 
England, and correctly pointed out to hundreds of thousands of 
peo[>lc the })recise time of day. During this time he invented many 
curious and useful articles — among them a gear-cutting machine fur 
cutting the cog-wlieels of clocks and watches ; this princi])le is still 
embodied in every gear-cutter in u>e in America In 1830 he con- 
structed and put in successful opei-ation a self-acting fog bell on 
the coast of ^Laine, near Owl's Head, upon a very dangei'ous rock 
which could not be readied in a storm ; by his device, worked by 



JOHN WHITMAN" OF WEYMOUTH. 803 

machinery, the bell couhl be rnii>^' continuously without the presence 
of ail operator. But his active mind and in\ entive genius could not 
lonsr be content or circumscribed with this kind of work. In 1S31 
he commenced his real life's work — that of an inyentor and manu- 
facturer. His first place of business was in what is now the carding 
rooms oyer the grist-mill on Mechanics row. After carrying on his 
business there fur a short time, it becatne apparent tliat he must 
liaye more room to develop the plans and carry them into success- 
ful operation that were destined to give him rank high up among 
the inventors of the world. Consequently, he purchased the mills 
and privileges and dwelling-house of J. H. ]\terrill, Hiram and John 
Cole in 1845 and greatly enlarged his business. Feb. 13, 1S53, he 
encountered a very serious drawback by the loss of his entire mill 
property and house by fire. Undaunted by this terrible catastro])he, 
he immediately rebuilt his factories and purchased the mill privilege 
then owned by Benjamin and Davis in order to supply the ever- 
increasiug demand for his goods. These factories he continued to 
occupy and operate till 18 7G when, on account of failing health, he 
turned the business over to his son, W. E. Whitman, who has con- 
tinued the business until the present time. During all this time he 
did a large amount of business, employing a large number of work- 
men, and contributed very largely to the building up of oui- beau- 
tiful village. He also furnished capital and witli his brother started 
a business in Baltimore under the lirm name of L. tfe E. Whitman, 
which proved a very successful undertaking. As an inventor he 
will ever rank high among those who have benefitted the world by 
their useful inventions. In 1825 he commenced taking out patents 
on thrashing-machines and continued to make improvements on 
them for several years, and he is undoul)tedly the original inventor 
of the thrashing-machine in America. J. I. Case of Kacine, "W^is., 
said a few years since that he 'would give more to meet Luther 
AVhitman and take him by the hand than any man in the world, 
for to him belongs the credit of inventing the thrashing-machine.' 
It is said, and probably truthfully, that there is not a thrashing- 
machine in use in America to-day that does not use his patent. He 
also invented the revolving horse-rake, hundreds of thousands of 
which have been used, and it is really the best horse-rake ever made. 
In politics Mr. Whitman was originally a Whig, afterward a Repub- 
lican, always taking a deep interest in public alTairs, but being too 
modest to put himself forward into the political arena; he served 
the town acceptably as selectman, absolutely declining a re-election. 
He was for many years a member of the Congregational church, 



304 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

uniting witli it in May, 1842 ; his purse was always open to supply 
the needs of the cliureh ; he was one of the twelve who agree<l to 
assume all the expense of rebuilding the church edifice, and was 
chairman of the committee of three wlio rebuilt it, and upon whom 
devolved all the res])onsibiliry, which at this time Nvas very great, 
as the church was split asunder from its extreme issues upon 
political questions; the undertaking was successfully carried out. 
As a temperance man he ranks among the first in his country ; 
in this as in everything else he was practical and in earnest ratlier 
than demonstrative, and his deeds and every-day life told rather 
than loud or boisterous declarations. To him belongs the credit of 
raising the first building witlioui rum in this county (that where 
Abiel Robinson now lives). He vras told he could not do it without 
rum (remember this was at a time wlien ministers even took their 
toddy), but he cpn'etly said he would do it and he did ; the btiilding 
went up without any rum. Xo man had a higher appreciation of 
his friends than Mi: Tk'hitman, and he never turned his back on a 
man wdio did liim a kind act. Ilis enenn'es, if he had such, he 
never deceived by telling them he loved or respected them, lie 
was not witliout his faults— none of us are — but his good qualities 
laro-ely outweighed tliern. He leaves a wife, to whom he M'as mar- 
ried almost a half-century ago, six sons and one daughter, and liis is 
the first death that has occurred in the family since he was married 
in JSTov., 1832. His six sons are all well known to the business and 
manufacturing world as smart, enterprising and successful business 
men and manufacturers. His four oldest sons own and operate 
one of the largest manufactories for agricultural implements and 
machinery in the ATestern States, located at St. Louis, Mo. His 
daui^-hter Pamelia married Henry E. Say wood of Boston, a smart 
■energetic business man and manufacturer. 

In Mr. Wliitmarrs death the town luses a good citizen ; the village 
where he passed so many years of his life, a kind and obliging 
nei"-hbor ; his wife and children, an affectionate husband, a kind 
and indulgent father. His memory will be kept green by those 
who knew him best. He was a great sufferer for a few weeks 
previous to his decease, but his end was peaceful, and in the sweet 
slumbers of ripened manhood he jiassed quietly into the presence of 
God. ^lay peace go with him to his eternal home. 

' Life's race well run ; 
Life's work well done ; 
Life's crowi\ well won ; 
Now cunicii rest.' " 



JOHN WHIT^IA^' OF WEYMOUTH. 805 

4405. George Waldrex^ 1). Oct. 6, 1833; m. Augnsta, xMe., 
Nov., ISOl, ]\[artha Kockwood ; worked witli liis father till ISTO, 
when he removed with hi.^ three hrothers to St. Louis, Mo., wlicre 
lie has since resided, enpiged in the nianufaeturo of airricultural 
implements, under the Urm name of The Whitman Agricultural 
Co. ; 2 c. 

4-lOG. Ilon-y I..^ b. Aupc. 1. 1SG5. 

4407. Mau(i D.\ b. May 2G, IbG'J. ^ 

4408. GrsTAVUS Fkeemax"^, h. April 30, 1S85; m. Maj 13, 
1857, Mary K. Bridgham, b. Winthro]), July '2\, 183T; was foreman 
under his father till his removal to St. Louis in 1870 ; is superin- 
tendent of the Wliitman Agricultural Co. ; 3 c. 

4409. Cora L.'\ )_ ^ j^ ^^^ ^ggQ^ 

4110. ElUe M.'*. ) 

4411. Edith M.-', b. March 31, 18G9. 

4412. Chakles Edward^ h. June 20, 1837; m. Eeloit, Wis., 
Oct. 10, 1872, Annie li., daughter of Anson P. and Jennie (Ilnbhel) 
Waterman ; spent the earlier years in his father's office at AVinthrop ; 
ten years following was located in Chicago as general Avesteru 
manager for "Waiter A. "Wood's Mowing Machine Co. ; from Chicago 
he located in St. Louis. Mo., where, in connection with his brothers, 
lie established the Whitman Agricultural Co. for the manufacture 
of ao-ricultural macliinerv; is President of tlie Companv ; no issue. 

4413. llEXRY Luther^ b. ]S\»v. IS, 1830 ;ni. Xov. 7, 1879, 
Mary Ella, daughter of John A. and Annie (Freeland) Rumsey of 
Seneca Falls, ]S\ Y. ; was sevei-al years in Europe engaged in ma- 
chinery business; tlien went to St. Louis with liis brothers, where 
he has since remained ; is Secretary of the AAdiitman Agricultural 
Co. ; 3 c. 

4414. Heleu^ b. Aug. 6, ISSO. 

4115. Emeliue", b. Aug. 6, 1881. 

4415a. Henry LiUhpr, Jr.% b. Jan. 2, 1SS7. 

4416. Pameeia ELiZABEru', b. Dec. 28, 1S42; m. Jan. 1, 1868, 
Henry R. Say ward ; a manufacturer in Poston ; residence, Xo. 
Cambridge ; 1 c. 
4417. Annie M. Sayward'', b. Nov. 29. 18G0. 

4418. Albert Snow', b. April 28, 1847; m. Jan. 3, 1871, Laura 
E., daughter of B. F. Wing of Winthrop; was for a time in St. 
Louis with his brothers; is now in Winthi'o]) witli his brother Wil- 
liam E. ; no issue. 
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306 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4il9. William Ezra^ b. Aug. 21, 18-19; m. Xov. 12, 1872, 
Annie E., daiiglitcr of B. F. Wing of AVinthrop; in 1876 lie pur- 
chased liis fathers interest in the manufacturing business and lias 
eince carried it on ]>y liiniself, under firm name of W. E. Wliitman ; 
residence, Winthrop ; 2 c. 

4420. LinwooJ Cocliran'\ b. July 2i, 1875. 

4421. Gerard Franklin", b. Feb. 7, 1S78. 

M22. 5. Clarissa'', b. June 4, 1805; d. unmarried, July 7, 1800. 

4423. 6. Emily', b. Jan. 23, 1807; d. unmarried, Dec. 14, 1876 

4424. 7. Melixda', b. April 3, 1800 ; resides, unmarried, at 
Winthrop. 

4425. 8. EZRA', b. June 7, 1812; m. Doc. 31, 1830, Hannah R. 
Sinclair of Winthrop ; liecamc interested at an early date in the 
manufacture of agricultural tools, and moved to Baltimore, Md. ; ^vas 
for many years editor and jtroprietor of the Jfari/J/nul Farmer^ 
the princi]-)al paper devoted to farming interests published in tlie 
State ; lie d. July 13, 1887 ; 7 c. ; the following was taken from the 
Ilaryland Farmer, Ji^b'? 1*?§3 : 

" ' Those who have been instrumental in developing agriculiural 
pursuits and bringing them to their present state of perfection have 
rendered the world and mankind a service which cannot be com- 
puted. It is a source of gratification that our citizen, Ezra Whit- 
man, stands prominently among those mJiosc name and agency in 
this great department of human industry and civilization will 
become historical, as they are now honorable to his family and city. 
As a citizen, editor, and an inventor and manufacturer of agricul- 
tural implements, he has exerted valuable influences on and in behalf 
of Baltimo]'e. 

He was born in Bridgewater, Mass., June, 1812, and reared in 
Winthrop, whither his parents removed when he was 4 years of 
age. Here his father had a manufactory and machine M'orks. 
Ezra, the son, early manifested that he had inherited his father's 
pecuhar genius, and conti'ived some valuable improvements in 
machinery which were adopted in his father's estal»lishment. AVhen 
20 years of age, having learned various branches of mechanics, he 
desired to prosecute the Match-making and silver-smith business, and 
for this purpose entered the employ of Jacob Crooker, Waterville, 
Me., extensively engaged in that de])artmeiit of manufacture. 
Before the ex])iration of the year he determined to engage in busi- 
ness on his own account, and through the personal introduction and 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 307 

recommendation of Mr. Crooker, wlio liad become stronoly attached 
to liiin, he was enabled to purchase tools and a stock of jewelry and 
pilver-ware, witli whicli he began in A\''iuthrop, Me,, June V, 1833, 
when he ^\•as just il ycnrs of cisrc, whicli lie continued for six years. 

About this time public attention began to be directed to the con- 
struction of lal)or-saving raacliinery, especially in agriculture. Mr. 
Whitman being a close observer of the times and constout reader 
became satisfied that there was an openiiig in this direction — a 
profitable and useful field for genius and industry. He closed his 
jewelry establishment and began the manufacture of implements 
and labor-saving machines of various descriptions. 

His father had early j^rojected and began the construction of a 
reaping machine which had advanced so far as to demonstrate its 
practicability, and Ezra AVhitrnan determined to give his attention 
to the subject of reaping by a machine. With Mr. Thomas White, 
who subsequently built a large establishment in York, Penn., he 
constructed a two-horse mower and reaper, which was piobably the 
first complete one ever made. This was begmi in 1S24 and finished 
in 1832. It was of course comparatively crude, but demonstrated 
the feasibility and utility of such implements. Mr. Whitman, en- 
couraged by its success, continued to mamifacture and improve 
machinery, attaining a national reputation. Finding that Maine 
was too remote from the sections of the countr}- where agricultural 
implements would be demanded, he came, in 1843, to Baltimore. 
He opened a steam factory for the manufacture of various farm 
implements and one for making plows by machinery. He also 
opened a M'arehouse for the sale of all kinds of implements, seeds, 
fertiliz.ers, etc. 

Up to this period the farmers and planters had 2')roceeded upon 
the old princij^les and methods of tilling the soil and gathering 
crops with little prospect of change. Mr. Whitman, with wise 
regard for the public good and the interest of the producer, in the 
spirit of a reformer agitated the whole question of agriculture and 
disseminated through the ])ress his views. He then interested him- 
self in the agricultural welfare of the country, especially of his 
adopted State. He became a director of the Maryland Institute to 
encournge niechanical ingenuity and hkill ; assisted in the organiza- 
tion of tiie Maryland State Agricultural Society, of ^^•hich he is a 
vice-president ; circulated ably written articles upon all subjects of 
interest to the farmer. He founded and has since edited the Jlari/- 
Jand J^\(rmer, a monthly magazine, which is recognized as one of 
the leading agricultural journals of the day. 



308 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

In Dec, 1873, lie prepared and publislicd in the Marijlond 
Farmer an ap])eal to the public for a " ^^faryhmd State Horticul- 
tural Society,'' the result of which was the organization of the 
present society of that name by himself and a number of other 
leadiu'-^ o;entlemcu ; of this he was chosen the first president. The 
benefits which this has conferred upon the State are seen at eacli 
annual fair, in the exhibition of splendid fruits and other produc- 
tions of our State. 

As a just recognition of his position and intiueuce in the depart- 
ment of agriculture, he was elected treasurer of the National Agri- 
cultural Congress in ISTG, and continued to hold the ofiice a long 
time. For many years he has been and still is a member of the 
Boai-d of Trustees of the :\[aryland Agricultural College. ]\Ir. 
Whitman has spared neither time nor money to elevate the voca- 
tion of the farmer and advance tlie agricultui-al interests of the 
whole country, and \\\\\i that view has traveled extensively in all 
parts of the United States and Europe. 

Thouo-h agriculture and agricultural implements have been Mr. 
"Whitman's specialty, he has not coniined his attention and efforts 
to them. He has always been thoroughly awake to the general 
interests of the country and communities in which he has resided. 
While a young man, in Maine, when the north-eastern boundary 
question threatened war between England and the United States, 
and Gov. Fairfield ordered out the State militia, Mr. Whitman was 
detailed as captain of a militia compan}' to draft thirty men and 
rendezvous at Augusta for the protection of the north-east line. In 
the midst of the snows and storms of that severe clinuitc, he reported 
his company ready for duty at Augusta in the remarkably short 
time of fJ>irti/-si:r Jiovrs. In ISOT he was a delegate from Baltimore 
to the State Convention for framing a new State Constitution, and 
has been prominently interested and consulted in many matters of 
public improvement and entei-prise. 

The commercial house which Mr. Whitman established in 1S43 
is now conducted under the firm of Ezra Whitman Sons «fc Co., by 
his sons, Frederick AYinthrop and Harry Fay, whom he educated 
to the business, and have taken high ])ositions in the commercial 
ranks as efficient merchants. His eldest son, Ezra Y>. Whitman, is 
now president of the Baltimore Plow Co., to which he devotes his 
constant attention. 

This brief sketch of Mr. Whitman is sufficient to show that he 
has, during his honorable career in Baltimore, rendered it a signal 
and abiding service, and that he nnist and will be distinguished in 



} JOHN WIHTilAN OF WEYMOUTH. 309 

its annals as one of the principal agents in its commercial progress 
and a real benefactor to the State of Maryland, in being among the 
first to emancipate her farmers from tlie tyranny of old and effete 
methods, and supplying tliom Avith material and machinery v/hicli 
have transformed her territory into bountiful pastures and fields, 
beautiful gardens and ladened orchards gleaming with golden fruit.' 

lu addition to the above facts Ave would add, that he is at present 
a vice-president of the old United States Agricultural Society and 
also a vice-ju-esident of the American Agricultural Association. 

It must 1)0 a source of great satisfaction to ]\lr. "Whitman tliat he 
was one of the lirst who solved the problem of cutting grain by 
machinery, and thus opened the door of invention to the perfect 
mechanism of the present time in such harvest machines by which 
manual labor is almost dispensed with. lie built the first establish- 
ment south of Mason and Dixon's line for the manufacture of plows 
by machinery, thus furnishing tliese indispensable articles to the 
fai-mcr at greatly I'cduced cost. Another source of commendable 
pride must be the consciousness of having, in lS6-i, when the dark 
shadow was resting upon our country, true to the great agricultural 
interest, started the Mjiryhrnd Fariniyi\ which ever since has in- 
creased in popularity and value to the farming interest, while owing 
to enterpi'ise on his part he has been able to reduce the price of 
subscription until now it has become the lowest-priced agricultural 
paj^er, while it has no supei'iur in this country in its line of furnish- 
ing substantial knowledge and reliable practical information upon 
all subjects cognate to the pursuit in all its branches and to home 
life. 

We cannot refrain from giving an extract from a well-written 
yet concise biogra]>hical sketch we find of him in the Biographical 
Encyclopedia for Maryland and the District of C'oluml)ia: 

'For a man of his years (now in the 72d year of his life) he is 
comparatively young in ap]iearance. He is in the enjoyment of 
good health ; is cheerful and urbane in his manners, and though on 
suitable occasions determined and undaunted, is gentle and mild in 
his demeanor and speech. He is active and dignified in his bearing, 
warm in his friendshi}) and unswerving in integrity. In all the 
relations of life lie is irreproachable, commanding and deserving 
the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens and enjoying the 
rewards of liis well spent years.' " 

"The golden wedding of ]\[r. and Mrs. Ezra Whitnum was cele- 
brated on the evening of Dei^ 31 (ISS(i), at their residence, 149 
Madison ave. extended. At an early hour and for some days pre- 



310 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

vious to that evening!; l)cantifnl goldeD. presents came to tliom from 
various parts of the couiiti-y, some traveling a goodly distance to 
make glad the hearts of tlie recipients. Letters also from almost 
every State of the Union poured in upon them with pleasaut ('(m- 
gratulations. All the presents ^vere beautiful, many of them of 
large value. Among them, greatly to be prized during all their 
lives, was a beautiful album, richly bound in velvet, containing 
father, mother, six children, with their husbands and wives and 
tvrelve grandchildren. There were seven silver ladles, with gold 
linings, and each in its superb velvet case. A beautiful gold-handled 
6ilk umbrella, manufactured in Ixdtimore expressly for tiie occasion, 
was a pleasant and unique olfering. Several new-style parlor orna- 
ments in golden bronze were attractive to look upon. A large 
double metal-framed highly polished desk inkstand for the editorial 
table of the Maryland Farmer. In addition were many precious 
gifts, such as gold j^eus, pencils, studs, eye-glass chain, silver card- 
basket, gold souvenirs made from gold direct from the California 
mines, seveial pieces of gold cohi, and a large nnmbcr of beautiful 
boufjuets, basket of llowers, etc. One of the best gifts was a large- 
sized satin, hand-])ainted sachet, in richness of workmanship and 
perfume fit for a royal boudoir. 

Decorations. — "^riie entire dwelling was decorated with excep- 
tional taste under the direction of ^Ir. i31ack, the tlorist, who has 
the rei)utatiou of standing Xo. 1 in this department. The marble 
mantel in the parlor was literally covered with rose-buds and cut 
flowers, while a large number of potted plants of rare beauty formed 
in the bay-window a sylvan grotto, in front of which hung the heavy 
lace curtains with the \'Q\'^' appro])riate and significant dates — ' ISoO- 
1886.' Here ]\Ir. and Mrs. Whitman received their guests. Potted 
plants were also orjunnenting the hall and flowers trnd festoons of 
green w^ere to be met with on all hands ; the mirrors, curtains, 
chandeliers, etc., were wreathed in smilax, and the whole was a 
feast for the eyes of those who loved the beautiful. 

The Suffer. — About 10 o'clock the dining-room doors were 
thrown open and the company \ve)-e invited to the supper. The 
table stood, a ' thing of beauty,' in the center of the spacious dining- 
room. The center piece was a pyramid of fruits standing tinder 
the chandelier and aspiring well up towards its pendant lights ; 
oranges, grapes and flowers vied with each other in making it beau- 
tiful. Mountains of cakes, meringues, ice cream in various shapes 
and styles, adorned the table. The substantials also held their own 
in turkeys, oysters, etc. From forty to fifty occupied the dining- 



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JOHN WHITMAN OF WEY^fOUTIT. 311 

room at tlic same time while tlie supper was going on, and always 
during the evening the crowd of friends were congratulating tlie 
bride and groom in the parlor. Before the old year expired it was 
suggested by incmbers of the gue.-ts that the couple whose fiftieth 
anniversary they were celebi-ating should be again married, and the 
]le\'. H. II. Walworth, who was present, was called upon for tlie 
ceremony. Straightway all the chlidren and grandchildren were 
brought forward on the right and left of the bride and groom, and 
a most interesting ceremony of an infoi'mal character was listened 
to with smiling approbation by the large company. Soon after the 
striking of New Year bells, with many ' Happy New Year ' greet- 
ings to bride and groom, the gathering dispersed. 

Names of some of the persons present.— R. Q. Taylor and 
wife, J. G. Clark, H. Piatt, Col. A. C. Trippc and wife, Fielder C. 
Slingluff, Isaac S. George and wife, R. T. Dawson, II, J. Farber 
and wife, "SV. B. Thoni])son, Dr. Iiol)ert AVard and wife, Rev. II. 
R. Walwortli, Dr. Engle and wife, Wm. II. Oler and wife, Harris 
J. Chilton and wife, J. C. Eichinan and wife, Dr. Frank Slingluff, 
Charles H. Ochm and wife, Jacob Muse. W. Burns Trundle, R. S. 
Slingluff, W. L. Freancr, Samuel Mills, E. Pels and ^vife, Mrs. T. 
W. O'Brion, Mrs. Jesse Mardcn, E. E. AYcnck, Miss Fannie 
Slingluff, Miss Minnie Rretzman, A. L. Black and wife, Mrs. John 
Houston, ]\riss Mary Houston, Robert Slingluff\ 

Letters of congratulation were received from a host of friends 
from abroad, among which we can only mention the follo\ving : 
A. J. Smith, President Agricnltaral College ; Mr. and Mrs. D. S. 
Curtiss, Wa.shington ; J. C. Howard, Maine ; Miss Mary Kelly, 
Maine; J. S. Wilson, Maryland; A. W. Cheevcr, Massachusetts; 
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Gail, Baltimore, Md. ; H. C. Hallowell, Mont- 
gomery County ; Mr. and ^^rs. II. L. Whitman, St. Louis ; Mr. and 
Mrs. A. Bowie Davis, Baltimore; II. D. Farnaudis, Harford 
County; Dr. George B. Loring, Washington, D. C. ; Col. J. F. 
Dent, St. Mary's County; Rev. John W. A. Elliott, Virginia; Col. 
W. W. W. ]3owie, Baltimore; A. M. Fulford, Harford County; 
Col. Charles A. Wing. Maine ; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Chase, Mas- 
sachusetts; Col. and Mrs. E. Wilmer, Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. P. 
A. Witmer, AVashington County; Dr. A. P. Sharp, Baltimore; 
Allen Dodge, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Whitman, Ohio; 
ls\v. and Mrs. Atwood, Maine; C. II. Farnam, Connecticut; Mr. 
and Mrs. E. M. Clark, Maine; Rev. A. J. Smith, Jr., Maryland ; 
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hayden. P,altimore; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. 
Whitman, Missouri; W. D. Brackenridge, Maryland." 



812 . THE DESCEXDAKTS OF 

442G. Infant.^ b. ; d. xVng. 0, 18-iO. 

4427. Lewis .^ruKRAY^ b. Oct.. 11, 1S41 ; d. Marcli 29, 18GT. 

4428. Ezra BAILEY^ b. April 2.5, 1844; ni. Oct. 8, 1874, Belle 
C, dauglitor of Jes-e and Frances Slinghifl; ; residence, P>altinK»re ; 
engaged in tlie manufacture of agricultural specialties; is also Presi- 
dent of the Baltimore Plow Co. ; 4 c. 

44-29. Francis Sliuglutr ', b. Dec. 21, 1873. 

4430. Minnie^ b. May 21, 1877. 

4431. Horace S.^ b. Sept. 20. 1878. 
4433. Ezra Bailey, Jr.-', b. Feb. 19, 1880. 

4433. MELIXDA^ b. July 12, 184G ; ra. Nov. 11, 18G9, AVilliain 
Wallace Pj-etzman ; a merchant of Baltimore; she d, July 15, 
1875 ; he d. June 20, 1879 ; 2 c. 

44ai. Minnie Pretzraan^ b. Oct. 4, 1869. 
443.'5. Alice Pretzman% b. May 14. 1871. 

443G. IIan-xah Victorixe', b. xVpril 24, 1849 ; m. April 15, 
18G3, Theodore Charles Dorsey ; a merchant; residence, Baltimore, 
Md. ; 3 c. 

4437. Louis Gordon Dorsey^ b. Nov. 28, 1869. 
44.38. Cliarles ^Y. Dorsey-', b. Sept. 28. 1871. 
4439. Elizabeth Dorsey-', b. Sept. 9. 1878. 

4440. Haeky F.^ b. April 12. 1852; m. San Francisco, Cal., 
May 9, 1S75, Winnifred Wateis, daughter of Bev. Thomas Kimball 
and xlnne Jane (Scwall) Noble, b. May 9, 185G ; residence, ]jalti- 
more ; a member of the lirm of E. AVhitman Sons & Co., dealers 
in agricultural implements; no issue. 

4441. Frederick Wixtiirop^, b. July 17, 1855; m. Oct. 3, 
1877, LillieQuynn Bigney ; residence, Baltimore; a member of the 
firm of E. Whitman Sons ct Co. : 3 c. 

4443. Mabel Pdgney'-', b. July 31, 1878. 
4443. Louise Quynu'', b. June 16. 18^2. 
4443a. Fred. Wiuthrop', b. Jan. 4, 1886. 



4444. II. Hannah SxoW\ h. Oct. 5, 1771; m. 1. 17;)2, 
Josiali, son of Lemuel Keen ; he d. about 1800 ; m. 2. 1808, 
Constant, son of Robert and Hannah (Keith) Hay ward ; 4 c. 



4445. 1. Calyix Whitmax Keen", b. (bap. 1795); m. 1812, 
Jane, daughter of Hugh and Silvia (Mitchell) Orr, b. 1792 ; he d. 
1824 ; 3 or 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 313 



4446. Mary Bass KeenI 

4447. Calvin Whitman Keen, Jr.* 

4448. Isabella Oiui Keen I 



4449. 2. Hannah Shaw Keen'', b. (Lnj). 1800); m. Jan. 5, 
1824, Ilugli OiT, Jr., brother of Jane, b. 17'J8 ; d. Canton. July IT, 
1839; slie d. Marcli 13, 18TS, aged 78 ; 3 c. 

4450. Thomas Okr-, b. Sept. 1825 ; d. May 19, 1827. 

4451. Sarah Jane Orr^ 

4452. Hannah Freeloye OrpA 



4453. 3. Henrietta Haywaihv, b. 1809; d. in infancy. 

4454. 4. Harriett IlAYWARD',b. 1812; d. unmarried ; ^\?i5 no/i 
comjjos. 

4455. III. David Snow«, b. May 14, 1774; m. 1. 1708, 
Rnth, danoJiter of Thomas and Olive (Mann) Stetson, b. 
Hanover, ]\[arch 10, 1777 ; d. Livermore, Me., May 7, 
1828 ; m. 2. about 1820, Mrs. Anna Dill of Lewiston, Me., 
daughter of Eben and Roterrs Denet, b. March 2, 1788; 
d. Aug. 19, 1882; (she had a family of 7 children, viz: 
Eliza, Ann, Ellen, Almira, Emma, Jone, and Phineas W. 
Dill); he was, like his father, a carpenter and joiner; soon 
after his marriage he removed to Livermore, Me., where 
he resided till 1829, when he removed to Lewiston ; he d. 
Lewiston, Nov. 9, 1844, aged 70; was a member of the 
Free-will Baptist Church at Lewiston, and it was said, by 
those who knew him best, that he was "a good Christian 
man"; liis widow m. Xov. 25, 1848, Sylvanus Sweet, and 
lived to be over 94 ; 8 c, all b. Livermore. 



4456. 1. EuTH Freeloye", b. April 9, 1800; d. 1818. 

4457. 2. Snow', b. Dec. 29, ISUl ; w. Oct. 11, 1832, Mary Kid- 
der, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Burtt) Frost, b. Fryeburgh, ]\le., 
April 13, 1800 ; he followed the same trade as his father, that of a 
carpenter; about 1825 came to l)Oston to settle, and soon after his 
marriage located in So. Boston, then a growing section of the city ; 



314 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

he built many of tlic best liouses in this vicinity and established a 
reputation as a thorough and honest workman; May 1, 1S31, \)y 
immersion, joined the South Baptist Church, Rev, Ptollin Xeal, 
Pastor, but on account of a difficulty in the church left the society 
and joined the Orthodox Society, Kev. Joy H. Fairchild, Pastor; 
Feb. 10, 18-19, he ]»urchased a farm of fifty-two acres, partly in 
Wilmington and jiartly in Burlington, of Wm. S. Bell, residing 
there till April, 1855, when, owing to failing health, he relinquished 
his farm to his son Edward, and moved back to So. Boston; he was 
one of the lirst to cast a vote in 1S37 with a Liberty or Free Soil 
ticket ; " a man of steadfast principles ; firm when he knew he M^as 
right ; a man of strict temperance ; a true friend, an affectionate 
husband and a kind father, he died with full faith in a blessed hope 
of immortality"; lie d. Burlington, Mass., June 11, 1856, aged 51; 
Lis widow resides at So. Boston ; 5 c, all b. So. Boston. 

4458. George Hexry^ b. July 23 ; d. Oct. 29, 1S33. 

4459. Edward Payson^, b. April 9, 1835 ; was, as a youth, a 
diligent scholar and attained a high standing in the Mather Grammar 
School, from which he would have graduated had his family not 
left the city; he afterwards attended the Academy at "Wolmrn ; he 
carried on his father's farm for some years ; having disposed of 
that, he came to Boston, and was a clerk in a dry-goods house in 
that city ; upon the breaking out of the war, he enlisted for three 
years in the Pulaski Guards, an organization to whicli his father 
had belonged ; this company was attached to the 1st Mass. Yols. ; 
he was nmstered into the service, May 25, ISGl ; the regiment saw 
a great deal of service and in the action at Glendale, Va., June 30, 
1SC2, he was doubtless killed, as no tidings were ever received of 
him ; a dutiful son, sending to his mother more than half his pay ; 
he had become converted and joined the church at Burlington, and 
was an earnest Christian ; it is said by his comrades in the army, 
that when many others were amusing themselves with cards or 
sports, he would occupy himself with his Bible, or with a few kin- 
dred spirits hold a prayer-meeting; unmarried. 

4460. Elizabeth Curtis^ b. Aug. 21, 1836 ; m. Dec. 10, 1865, 
by Pev. E. A. Manning of So. Boston, William H., son of Samuel 
and Miriam Howard ; was divorced ; she resides with her mother 
at So. Boston ; no issue. 

4461. Thomas Everett^ b. March 8, 1838; d. June 4, 1813; 
was drowned ; a particularly bright and promising lad, and his sud- 
den death was a great grief to his parents. 



JOHN -WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 315 

4:402. Charles Burxham^ b. Aufj. 2:2, IS-l-S; oTaduated at tlie 
Lawrence Grammar School ; studied at tlie Boston Latin School, 
and for fonr years at tlie Massacliusetts Institnte of Tecimology ; 
1876, he entered the law office of 2^. C. Beny ; residence, So. Bos- 
ton, witli his motlier ; nnmarried; lie lias been of great assistance 
to the writer in the preparation of this work, having collected a 
great amonnt of interesting and valna])le data, and spent much time 
in traveling ; is engaged upon a history of the Frost and Mace 
families. 



4403. 3. Malixtha", b. April 18, 1805; d. 1819. 

4404. 4. Salome", b. Jan. 14, 1807; m. 1. Oct. 2, 1829, John, 
6on of Peter and Sarah (Davis) Ilnniphrey, b. March 24, 1806; 
was hilled at Livermore by the falling of a tree, Feb. 15, 1830 ; 
May, 1834, she removed to Boston, and m. 2. Boston, Oct. 6, 
1835, John Briggs, b. Hingham, Mass., Nov. 4, 1803; d. Dec. 
13, 1874 ; a ship cai-pentei*'", came to Boston abont 1829, and after 
his marriage settled in So. Boston, then the center of the ship 
bnilding trade; they were both members of the South Baptist 
Church at So. Boston ; in 1865 they removed to AVeymouth ; she 
d Xov, 20, 1885, aged 79 : 3 c. 

4405. Flora Drew Humphrey-, b. Aug. 20, 1830; m. June 6, 
1850, Charles Gorham, son of Isaac and Susanna (Lincoln) Easter- 
brook, b. Ilinghara, about 1825 ; after the death of her father, she 
came to Boston with her mother, residing for a time in the family 
of her uncle. Snow Whitman ; she graduated at the II awes Grammar 
School, 1848, receiving a city medal; he is a printer; he worked as 
a compositor on the Boston Traveller and Journcd, and is publisher 
of the Weymoutli weekly paper ; both he and liis wife are musicians 
and both sang in the chorus of the World's Jubilee held in Boston ; 
they are also both members of the Baptist Church in Weymouth, 
where they now reside ; 4 c. 

4400. Flora Augusta Easterbrook^ b. Nov. G, 1851 ; ni. 'Wcyinouth, June 30, 

1875, John Peabodv, son of Israel A. and Sally Dailey, b. 1852 ; d. 

April 14, 1878 ; she d. Oct. 30, 1878 ; no issue. 
4467. Mary Whitman Easterbrook^ b. Abington, Dec. 19, 1858; d. Feb. 20, 

18G3. 
44G8. Harriet Lincoln Easterbrook-', b. May 10. 18G1 : d. Feb. 23. 1863. 
44C'J. Edith Lillian Eastprbrook^ b. June 11, 1868 : graduated at Weymouth 

High Scliool, June, 1885 ; is now a student at Boston University. 

4470. George I'rigg.s^ b. Sept. 1, 1830; d. July 23, 1845. 

4471. Sarah Jacobs Briggs'^; b. Jan. 18, 1841 ; m. May 13, 



31 G THE DESCENDANTS OF 

18G3, I^atlianiel Artliur, son of Nathaniel and Mary Fannco, b. 
about 183i; sbe d. ^Ibington, Marcli 11, 1SG4; 1 c. 
4471a. Artliur Briggs Faunce^ b. Feb.*28 ; d. July 29, 1864. 

4472. 5. Ehoda', b. July 14, 1S09; d. J3ostou, May 4, 1838; 
unmarried. 

4173. G. Ezka", b. Feb. 21, 1S12 ; m. 1. Boston, May 11, 1836, 
Lydia, daughter of Louis and Jane (Walker) Fairbanks, b. Medfield, 
]^[ass., July 15, ISIG; d. Oct. 26, 1870; m. 2. Columbus, O., Aug. 
24, 1871, Mrs. Martlia F. Westervelt, at that time matron of the 
State Institution foi' Deaf Mutes, a position she had hold for sixteen 
years (she was b. Eushford, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1819, daughter of Rev. 
Elijah Woodruff and Sai'ah (Going) Freeman ; she m. 1. March 14, 
1844, William Bishop Westervelt, by Mdiom she had 3 c. : George, 
b. Dec. 16, 1844; d. before 1849; Sylvanus Budd, b. April 29, 
1847; d before 1S49 ; Zenas Freeman, b. March 15, 1849 ; m. New 
Preston, Ct., Oct., 1875, Mary 11. Nevine); Ezra Whitman worked 
at home with his father till 1830, when he came to Boston to 
perfect himself in his trade, and worked in So. Boston with his 
brother Snow till Oct., 183G ; that year he and his wife moved to 
Ohio ; the journey to Columbus, their ])lace of destinati(m, occujMod 
thi-ee weeks, a trip that can now be })erformed in thirty hours ; he 
remained in Columbus till 1856, biking a leading part in church 
matters ; was superintendent of a Sunday-school more than fourteen 
years, and for a long period a deacon ; he removed, Feb., 1856, to 
Berlin, O. ; here he was deacon of the church, and took an active 
part in town as well as church matters, holding foi' two terms the 
position of townshi]) trustee ; he had a farm here and for a fev; 
years managed a store which he bought of David B. Bears and 
which he sold to his son ; 1874, he sold the farm to his son George, 
and after visiting in Illinois and Kansas, purchased a farm at Cam- 
bridge, 111.; 1878, at the solicitation of Mrs. Whitman's sun, Z. F. 
"Westervelt, who was Superintendent of the Western Institute for 
Deaf Mutes at liochester, N. Y., they removed to that city, and 
Mrs. Whitman held the position of matron till 1880, when they 
returned to Cambridge, 111., where they now reside ; 8 c, all by 1st 
ra., all l)ut youngest b. Columbus, O. 

4474. Ann Judson^ b. 1836 ; m. 1859, Salathiel, son of Mascha 

and (Bobinson) Ewins ; a farmer ; residence, Pleasant Valley, 

Derby, Madison Co., O. ; she d. April, 1864. 

4475. Cjiakles Thomas'', b. Feb. 26, 1839; d. Nov. 24, 1843. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 317 

4476. George', b. Feb. S. 1S42 ; m. about ISGO, Mary, daii,i,^bter 

of Alonzo and (Caldwell) Cole, b. Berlin, O., 1845; he 

enlisted Sept., 1802, in Co. K, 121st Ohio Vols., for three years, but 
was discharged -Inly, 1803, on account of sickness; afterwards 
enlisted in U. S. Home Guard, and was called upon for 150 days' 
service at Washington, D. C. ; Kov., 1804, he entered his father's 
store at Berlin, and in I860 assumed the entire management of 
same; lie I'cmoved after a time to Orange Station, Delaware Co., 
O., and was for four months ])ostmastcr ; he then removed to 
Chatham, O., and had a store there for four years; selling out, 
removed to Putnam, O., and o])erated a saw-mill in partnership 
with his wife's two brothers and brother-in-law, Mr. Bntler ; April 
8, 1874, purchased his father's farm at Constantia, O., where he 
has since resided ; 5 c. 

4477. Carrie Annie-', b. .July 30, 1864. 

4478. Charles Henry-', h. ^larcli 20. 1871. 

4479. Clyde Edwin-', b. Jan. 23, 1873 ; d. April 1, 1874. 

4480. Roland A.^ b. Aug. 10, 187.J. 

4481. Florence C.^ b. Dec. 4, 1877. 

4482. Mary Jane^ b. Aug. 17, 1846 ; d. Sept. 17, 1847. 

4488. ^YILLIAM", I 

r d. in infancy. 
• 4484. A son^ ) "^ 

4485. Edwix iliLTOX'^, 1). July 27, 1851; m. April 2, 1877, 
Hannah Lila, daughter of Thomas J. and Eliza Ann (Freeman) 
Worthingtou, b. Berlin, O., May, 1857; fi'om 1875-78 was engaged 
in the study of law at Cambridge, 111.; residence. Grand Eapids, 
Dakota ; member of firm of Davis «fc Whitman, real estate and 
loan agents ; 2 c. 

4486. Winifred Anne-', b. May 4, 1878. 

4487. AVarren Edmond-', b. Aug. 14, 1880. 

• 4488. Joiix IIENRY^ b. May 20, 1857; m. Isov. 22, 1877, Ella 
Perry of Berlin, O. ; remained at Berlin with his brother George, 
until Ids father settled at Cambridge when he joined him; 1S7S, 
removed to Meriden, Ks., where he now resides; a farmer; 1 c. 

4488a. George Ezla^ b. Jan. 29, 1882. 



4480. 7. Thomas Stetson", b. July 15, 1815; came to Boston 
in 1835 and learned the trade of a carpenter with his brother 
Ezra, and worked at this trade in So. J^oston till he was stricken 
witlj consumption ; he returned to his father's home at Lewistnn 
in 1838, and d. Oct. 11, of that 3'ear ; unmai-ried; was a very 
promising young man. 



318 THE DESCEXDA^iTS OF 

44-90. S. EuTii Stetson", b. Dec. 15, 1829; m. 1. Lewiston, 
Me., Aug. 1, 181:7. Xathanicl, son of John and Prudence (Estes) 
Davis, b. Lewiston, March 2G, 182G; d. Sept. 5, 1^04; a farmer 
and brick maker; residence, Lewiston ; at the outbreak of the war 
he enlisted in Co. F. 29th Maine Yols. ; m. 2. Durham, Me., 
March 14, 1809, Grin F., sou of L<aac and Dorotliy Estes, b. Dur- 
ham, Jan. 7, 1847; a farmer, residence, Durham; 3 c, all b. Lewis- 
ton. 

4491. David Snow Davis\ b. May 14, 1848; m. March 2G, 
ISGG, Eliza, daughter of George and Kebecca Bubier, b. Lewiston ; 
he enlisted in Co. II, 14th Maine Yols. ; after his return from the 
army engaged in farming, and in removing and raising buildings, 
residing at Le^viston ; is now in the employ of the Maine Central 
Railroad ; residence, Saliattusville, ^fe. ; 1 c. 

4493. Lilian Davis^ b. Lewiston, Dec. i^G, 18GT. 

4493. Sakah Jaxe Davis^, b. Dec. 22, 1850; m. 1. Bowdoin, 
Me., June 13, 18GG. James A., son of Booker and Ttachel Douglass ; 
was divorced from him, May 9, 187s ; m. 2. June 13, 1878, Nich- 
olas Doyle; residence, Sabattusville ; 2 c. by 1st ni. 

4491. Oromander Doug:la3.s^ b. Aug. 81, ISOT. 
4495. Edwin Douglass', b. March 10, 1S7:?. 

4496. Charlotte Davis^, b. July 12, 1851 ; m. 1. Dec. 17, ISGT, 
Henry, son of Abial and Elvira Dailey, b. Litchfield, Me. ; was 
divorced on account of his cruelty, 1871; m. 2. July 20, 1876, 
Daniel C. Dunham ; )-csidence, Lewiston ; 3 c. 

4497. Flora DaileY^ b. Sept. 17, 18G8. 

4498. (A son) Dailey", b. April 17 ; d. Aug. 3, 1870. 

4499. (A daughter) Dunliani'-', b. July 29, 1877. 



4500. lY. Cai.ylV^ b. Oct. 5, 1777; d. July 18, 1794. 

4501. Y. Rhoda Sxow*^ b. Nov. 12, 1779; m. Nov. 
1804, Thoma.s Yiiiing^ son of John and Sarah (Yining) 
Totman, b. Abington, ^lass., Nov., 1781 ; resided in 
Abington until 1820, when they moved to ]\raine, settling 
on a farm at Fairfield ; when livino* in xVbington he was 
an ofticer in a Light Inflmtry Company, and in the war of 
1812 was called into service at l^oston and Iioxburv, being' 
on duty some si.x or eight weeks ; he was taken sick with 
heart troulde in 1834, and d. Jul}- 5, 1835, aged 54; after 



JOHN AVIIITMAN OF WEY.MOUTH. 319 

his death his widow resided ^vith lier daiioliter, J\rrs. Stnro-is, 
and d. in her fiimily, April 8, 1871, ag-ed U2 ; 7 c, all b. 
Abington, except tlie youngest. 

4502. 1. John Totma.n", b. April 0, ISOT ; m. 1. Brooks, Me., 
Feb. 3, 1831, Janthc Eoberts, b A^issalboro, ]\[o.. May 13, 1813; d. 
Cliuton, Me., Oct. 3, 1852 ; in. 2. Clinton, April 3, 1S53, .Airs. Caro- 
line AYillianis Eaton, daughter of Ellis and Tatty (Willianis) jS["ve, 
and widow of Stephen P. Eaton, b. Fairiield, Me., May 30, 1810 ; 
he learned tlie trade of chair maker and painter, being apprenticed 
to S. K. AYJiite ; after working a year at Belfast, Me., he opened a 
shop of his own at Brooks; ahont 1834, moved to Fairfield ; Sept., 
1815, formed a partnership under naine of Blackwell & Totinan ; 
after six years bought the interest of his partner, and has since 
carried on the business, part of the time under the name of Totniaii 
& Eaton, and now as John Totman A: Son; besides his factory, has 
owned several saw-mills ; since 1814 has held the ofEce of Justice 
of the Peace ; was a member of the State Senate, 1859-60 ; a 
Republican in politics; residence, Clinton ; P. O. Pishon's Ferry ; 9 c. 

4503. Thomas Clarendon Totman", b. Brooks, Feb. 2, 1833 ; 
went to Califoi'nia, Dec, 1854 ; was engaged in mining till the out- 
break of the war; enlisted, Sept. 24, 18(31, in Co. E, 2d Cal. A^ol. 
Cavalry, Capt. Herman Xoble : served three years, and then returned 
home in poor health; he d. Clinton, July 23, 1865 ; unmarried. 

4504. Mary Adelaide Totman^ b. Fairfield, March 16, 1835 ; 
m. Clinton, April 8, 1856, Silas Bates, son of John and Alary 
(Bates) Starbird of Fairiield, b. Alay 12, 1834; a farmer and dealer 
and shipper of liaN^ and farm produce ; is Justice of Peace and 
Postmaster at E. Fairiield; represented that town in State Legis- 
lature, 1878 ; 9 c. 

4505. Walter Starbircr^ b. Feb. 14, 1857. 

4506. Mary Bates Starbird', b. Nov. 24, 1858. 

4507. lanthe Totman Starlnrd'. b. Dec. 3, 1860. 

4508. Ralph Starbird-*, b. Sept. 17. 18G-.'. 

4500. Jolm Totinan Starbird^ b. July 15, 18G6. 

4510. Fanny Pierce Starbird^ b. Nov. IS, 1867. 

4511. IToratio AVhceler Starbird", b. April 26, 1874. 

4512. Shirley ^lacomber Starbird-', b. Sept. 3, 1875 ; d. Jan. 2G, 1876. 

4513. George A. Starbird-', b. Sept. 4, 1877. 

4514. Fidelia Egberts Totman', b. Fairfield, June 10, 1837; 
in. Clinton, Dec. IT, 1801, Prof. Oscar Dana, son of Alpheus and 
Hannah (Seabury) Allen, b. Hebron, Me., Feb. 25, 1836 ; entered 



320 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

the Sheffield Scientific School in 185S ; received the degree ^of 
Ph B in ISCl ; after serving for some years as instructor was, 1871, 
ap]'.ointcd Professor of Metallurgy and Assaying; 1ST3, the title of 
his chair was changed to that of Professor of Analytical Chemistry 
and Metallurgy ; he received the honorary degree of Ph.D. in 1871 ; 
residence, New Haven, Ct. ; 3 c. 

4515. John Alplieus AllouS b. Oct. 9, 18G3. 

4516. Granville French Allen-', b. July 31, 1805. 

4517. Edward Tyson Allen^ b. Dec. 26, 1875. 

4518. Sarah Louisa Totman^ b. Clinton, July 25, 1839; m. 
Clinton May 28, ls59, Benjamin Pranklin, son of Stephen P. and 
Caroline AVilliams (Xve) Eatun-son of 2d wife of John Totman ; 
is station-mnster of the Maine Central Kailruad at Skowhegan, 
Me., where they reside ; 2 c. 

4519. Kate Louise Eaton», b. Jan. 1, 1860. 

4520. Frederick Morris Eaton% b. Dec. 23, 1861. 

45'>1. Charles Leslie Totman^ b. Clinton, Sept. 11, 1811; 
was member of the firm of John Totman & Son ; enlisted, Sei)t. 
10 1802. in Co. C, 21th Maine Vols., Capt. Samuel S. Brown; was 
promoted to rank of Sergeant ; went with the regiment to New 
Orleans and d. there of t)phoid fever, March 3, 18G3 ; unmarried. 

4522. John .Melvin Tot.^ian^ b. Clinton, June 27, 1811; d. 
Feb. 2, 1845. 

4523. John Augustus Totman^ b. Clinton, March 22,1846; 
enlisted in Co. C, 24th Maine Vols. ; this regiment entered the war 
witli lOOO men, but suft'ered very heavily; it is said that there are 
not more than 100 survivors to-day ; he served in several engage- 
ments, and was one of the eighty men of the regiment in the 
storming party at Fort Hudson; here he was womided by the 

'bursting of a shell, which took the gun out of the hands of the file 
leader Tnd exploded ju>t in front of him ; he was the yonngest man 
in the regiment ; uj^on his return he related that among other duties 
lie was placed in charge of over a hundred '• contrabands " who were 
at work on the fortifi^cations, a very responsible position for such a 
lad ; he returned home as soon as he recovered from the first etfects 
of his wounds, and d. Clinton, ¥eh. 13, 18G4. 

4524. Clara A. Totman^ b. June 10, 1818; d. Jan. 29, 1851. 

4525. AViLLis ViNiNG Totman', b. Clinton, June 21, 1851 ; m. 
Clinton, Dec. 20, 1872, Ellen, daughter of Arthur and Emeline 
(Smith) Hunter,!). June 10, 1852; residence, Clinton ; is one ot the 
firm of John Totman c'c Son ; 2 c. 



JOHN' WHITMAN OF WP^YMOUTH. 821 



4526. Arthur Charles Totman-'. b. June 3. 1878. 
452Ga. John H. Totmau^ b. June 20, ISSO. 



4527. 2. Xahum Totman*, b. Abington, Oct. 5, 180S ; m. Nov. 
2-i, 1842, Su?au Frcncli, daugiiter of William and Lydia (Haley) 
Bryant of Fairiield, Me.; residence, Fairfield: engaged in tlie 
lumber trade — part of the time in partnership with his brother Ezra, 
and since 1873 with his sons under the tirm name of X. Totman 6z 
Sons ; represented Somerset County in the State Senate, 1878 ; 4 c, 
all b. Fairfield. 

4528. FuAXK ^r. TOT.MAX', b. Aug. 19, 1843 ; m. Feb. 25, 18f;4, 
Emma Y., daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Pisiion) Judkins, b. 
Fairfield, April 5, 1844; was educated at Oak Grove Seminary, 
Yassali>oro, Me., and at the age of sixteen vent into the firm of 
E. k xS. Totman Co. ; after four 3'ears sold his interest to his part- 
ners to engage in the hardware trade ; not meeting with the desired 
success in this nndertakiug, after three years he sold out ; for a 
year or two was idle, then went to Portland, Me., wliere for two 
years he was employed as a surveyor of lumber ; in the spring of 
1873 purchased the interest of his uncle Ezra in the lumber busi- 
ness, and, with his father and brother Llevrellyu, formed the firm 
of N. Totman S: Sons, with which he has since been associated ; 
1876, held for a portion of the year the ofhce of first selectman, 
assessor and overseer of the poor, and at the annual election in 
March, ] 870, was again elected to the same offices ; 11 c. 

4529. Gladys Gertrude Totman'', b. Feb. 22, 1865 ; d. Nov. 1, 1876. 

4530. Charles Haley Totman% b. Aug. 9, 1808 ; d. Aug. 27, 1869. 

4531. Cora Louisa Totman'-', b. Dec. 16, 18G9. 

4532. Howard Eaton Totmau^ b. July 24, 1871. 

4533. Henry Franklin Totman", b. Feb. 10, 1S73. 

4534. Mary Emma Totman\ b. April 17, 1874 : d. Aug. 10, 1877. 

4535. Capitola Lillian Totman'', b. Dec. 24, 1879. 
4535a. Frank Fairfield Totman% b. March 20, 1882. 
4535b. AVashington Arnold Totman-', b. Nov. 13, 1883. 
4535c. Gladys Anna Totman\ b, Dec. 13, 1885, 
4535d. Eloise Genet Totman% b. April 25, 1887. 

4536. Llewp:llyn Totman', b. March 19, 1847; m. Xov. 25, 
1869, Eldora Frances, daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Holt) Dun- 
bar, b. Sept. 15, 1847 ; a member of the firm of xs . Totman iSz Sons ; 
residence, Fairfield ; 3 c. 

4537. Charles Alden Totman'', b. May 26, 1871. 

4538. Edward Totmau'^ b. Aug. 30, 1873. 

4539. Walter Nalium Totman-', b. Jan. 9, 1882. 

21 



322 THE i)escp:ndants of 

4540. EvERKTT ToTMAX'^, 1) Sept. 5, 1850; in. Dec. 19, ]8T5, 
Ella v., dau::liter of James W. and Roeiiua AL (Peabody) Brown 
of Skowhcgan, Ale., b. Nov. 20, 1855; d. July 28, 1882; graduated 
at Dartnioutli College, J8T2; until 1887 was engaged in the hard- 
ware bueine.ss at Fairiield ; no issue. 

4511. "WiLLiA.M Haley To ia[ax^', b. April 12, 1858; ni. Dec. 9, 
1879, Luev Ann, daughter of R()dney and C'ai-oline (Fogg) Wyman 
of Fairfield, b. Afay 13, 1858: residence, I'airfield; 2 c. 

4542. Ella V. TotIna7l^ b. April ?0 ; d. Sept. 9, 1S82. 
4542a. Eva Alice Totman^ b. July 2, 18SG. 

4543. 3. EzEA ToiAiAX', b. Oct. 17, 1810; m. Jan. 4, 1837, 

Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Jacob and ■ (Gowen) Dunbar 

of Clinton, b. April 23, 1818; in company with his brother Xahuni 
went to Keiidairs Alii Is, Ale., about 1832, and engaged in running 
logs to Augusta; after they had accumulated a little money they 
engaged in the manufacture of lumber; 1843, in partiiership with 
AVilliam and Simon Connor, John Kendall, and his brother, Nahum 
Totman, purchased for S7500 the entire jnill property; they re- 
paired the dams and put the mills in order, and after three very 
successful years divided up the property among the ownei's, he aud 
his brother taking one-quarter of the property ; for about fifteen 
years they carried on their business under the firm of E. tfe N. 
Totman ; 1873, he sold his interest to As. Totman & Sons, and pur- 
chased, for $21,500, the mills owned by Xewhall ct Gibson; these 
mills have a capacity for about 0,000,000 feet of lumber a year ; he 
d. Fairfield, Alay 5, 1881 ; 4 c, all b. Fairfield. 

4544. Calvin Gardner Totman^, b. Alay 15, 1838; m. Nov. 
20, 1800, Alary F., daughter of A. K. ami Hannah (Dow) Clark, b. 
March 23, 1840; was associated in the lumber business Avitli his 
father until the latter s death ; now controls the entire proj^erty ; c. 

4545. Marion E. Totxnan^ b. Sept. 18, 18G1 ; m. Aug. 6, 1881, George Bigelow, 
son of .James H., and Henrietta (ClifTord) Freeland, b. Aug. 15, 1859 ; a 
mercbant in Boston ; residence, Eosliudale ; no issue. 

4546. Harry F. Totman% b. Jan. 25, 18G6. 

4547. (A soni Totman^ b. April 17 ; d. Aug. 19, 1870. 

4548. Fred N. Totman''. b. Dee. 16, 1873. 

4549. Minnie W. Totman-', b. Sept. 15 ; d. Dec, 1876. 

4550. Ezra Percy Totman^ b. Dec. 30, 1880. 

4551. E.>[iLY Dunbar Totman^, b. Jan. 10, 1842; m. June 13, 
1801, Benjamin Bunker, b. Alay 1, 1837; she d. Dec. 29, 1863; 1 c. 
4552. Laura Totman Bunker', b. Jan. 2 ; d. Nov. 22, 1862. 



JOIIX WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 323 

4553. Florence IIelkx Totman\ b. July 15, 1852 ; m, March 
5, 1873, Andrew Lockwood. son of Charles 11. and Emma (Butter- 
iicld) McFadden, b. Feb. 29, 1852; a merchant; residence, Water- 
ville ; 2 c. 

455-1. Elizabeth Helen McFa<kloji«, b. May 31, 187-1. 
45o5. Wilkird Lowell McFaddeu'', b. Feb. 11, 1876. 

4556. Aktiiur ITeman ToTMAN^ b. Sept. 19, 1845; m. Aug. 3, 
187G, Addie A^ida, dangliter of Calvin and Elizabeth (Howe) 
Thompson, b. Xov. 19, 1^57; residence, Fairfield; 2 c. 

4557. Alice L. Totman^ b. Oct. 8. 1877 ; d. 3lay 14, 1878. 

4558. Ethel Louise Tociuan', b. March 7, 1880. 



4559. 4. Thomas Yixing Totmax", b. xsov. G, 1812 ; m. Bloom- 
field, Me., ]S^ov. 6, 1842, Lucy Aim, dano-hter of Joseph and Lucy 
(Pishon) Gibnan, b. So. Xorridgewock, Aug. 3, 1823 ; when 21 
engaged in luml^ering, going to the woods in Maine during the 
winter, and remaining at home with his parents during the summer ; 
when 25 he joined the Cavahy Company, Co. A, 1st Brigade, Capt. 
Jonas Clark, aiid was appointed Ensign, holding that oflice till 1845, 
when tlje knv M'as changed with regard to the militia organization; 
he remained at home after the death of his father until his marriage, 
when he renjoved to So. Norridgewock, living with his wife's 
parents; remained here two years, when he returned to Fairtield, 
residing with his mother some four years ; al)Out 1848 returned to 
So. jN^orridgewock and has since resided on the homestead belonmnoj 
to his wife's father : a farmer ; 6 c, all but two youngest b. Fair- 
field— they were b. So. Xorridgewock. 

45G0. Harry Yixixg Totmax^ b. ^farch IG, 1845 ; m. Skow- 
hegan, ]\Iarch 21, 1872, Mary Can-ie, daughter of Frederick E. 
and Mary Shephard, b. at the Forks of the Tvennebec, June 13, 
1848; at the age of 17 enlisted in Co. G, 11th Maine Yols. ; served 
two years and ]'e-enlisted in same company and regiment ; was in 
several engagements but escaped withotit injuiy ; after the surren- 
der of Lee remained in Richmond, Ya., serving for a year on the 
police force; returned home in i8GG, and after spending a year at 
the High School went to Boston and learned the trade of cabinet- 
maker; after working in Boston for a few years settled at Kendall's 
Mills, Fairfield ; 4 c. 

4501. Virrril Totlnall^ b. Dec. 21, 1872. 

4502. Frederick E. Totman-', b. July 21, 1874. 
450;',. Forest Lee Totman'', h. Sept. 5, 1870, 
4501. Samuels. Totmau*, b. May 27, 1881. 



324 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4565. Joseph Meltin Totman"^, b. Marcli 16, 1845 ; in. April 1, 
1871, Cynthia A., daugliter of Daniel C. and Enieliue A. Marble, b. 
Shirley, Ale., Oct. 12, 1851 ; at the age of 19 went into tlie woods 
for the winter ; then learned the trade of blacksmith and worked at 
Lis trade f<;>r a few jears at Grenville and later at Shirley; had for 
Bome years an interes^'t in a hotel at Shii'ley ; since his marriage has 
been chielly engaged in farming ; residence, Abbot, Me. ; 1 c. 
4506. Cliarles Earle Tot^naIl^ b. Jan. 27, 1872. 

4567. Louise Sturgis Totman\ b. Jnne 2, 1840; m. April 2. 
1878, Eeuben, son of Jo.-eph and Sarah J^rackett, b. Brooks, Me., 
Feb. 10, 1839 ; she was educated at tlie Norridgev/ock High 
School ; taught school for some years ; was employed four years at 
a Government school for the Freedmeu, at Potter's Lauding, Caro- 
line Co. ; from ISTC til] her marriage was employed as nurse; resi- 
dence, P)erwick, Ale. ; no issue. 

4568. TuoiTAS Sumner Totman^ b. Sept. 1, 1848 ; at the age 
of 16 he was anxious to join the army but was for a time dissuaded 
by his father ; the next year he went to Portland and served as a 
substitute in Co. G, 9th AFaine Vols. ; Avas taken sick in the army 
and has since been an invalid ; lie leai-ned the trade of cabinet- 
making with his brother and pursued it f(U- a few years ; for the 
past four years has been with his father working on the farm ; 
joined the Odd Fellows in 1873 ; unmarried. 

4569. Ann Augusta Totman-. b. So. iSTorridgewock, ]\Iay 10, 
1851 ; m. April 25, 1881, Waterman E., son of Daniel C. and 
Emeline II. Marble : he is engineer of the Paper Box Co. ; she 
studied at the High School and has taught school for some years ; 
residence, Brockton ; no i-^sue. 

4570. Elizabeth Helen ToTMAN^ b. So. xsorridgewock, ^larch 
29, 1858; ni. Xov. 28, 1878. Charles Joseph, son of Charles B. and 
Julia Bragdon, b. Monmouth, Me., Jan. 10, 1851 ; a farmer: resi- 
dence, ]\[onmoutli; she was educated at the High School and 
taught for a few years ; 3 c. 

4571. Claude A. Bragdon-'. b. Nov. 11, 1^^79. 
4571a. Ethc4 L. Bragdon^ b. Aug. 25, 188:5. 
4671b. Cassall T. Bragdon, ^ b. March 29, 1887. 



4572. 5. Sarah TotmaN', b. Oct. 1, 1815; m. Nov., 1835, 
George Burrill ; she d. ^Lay, 1837, without issue. 

4573. 6. Louise Totman", b. Abington, Oct. 17, 1817 ; m. Nov., 
1843, David, son of Jonathan and Melinda (Perkins) Sturgis. b. Va^- 
Balboro, i\[e., Jan. 16, 1817; d. Oct. 4, 1853 ; 3 c, all b. A'assalboro. 



JOHN' WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 325 

4574. Charles M. Stuegis^, b. Jan. 1<), 1849; m. Wiscasset, 
Me., April 2, 1870, Eunna Lovell, b. Middlcboro, l\Ia?s., June 27, 
185G; is engaged in the furniture business at Augusta; 1 e. 
4o75. Clara E. Sturgis^ b. Flnhidolphia, Dec. 20, 1880. 

457G. Clara M. Stuugis\ b. April 17, 1851; m. Pittston, Me., 
Mav 2tl, 1875. Russell S., Sf)n of John and Amanda (Dearborn) 
T>radbury, b. Fairfield, Xov. 29, 1848; a machinist; residence, 
Fairfield ; 2 c. 

4577. Abbie Louise Bradbury\ b. Pittston. Jan. 16, 1879. 

4578. John Sturgis Bradbury', b. Fairiiekl, April 2. 1882. 

4579. Annie L. Sturgis^, b. Aug. 14, 1853; m. Pittston. Xov. 
12, 1879, Juceph L., sun of Joseph and Laura (Stevens) Bradstreet, 
b. Gardiner, Me., Dec. 18, 1846 ; engaged in the lumber trade ; 
residence, Gardiner ; 2 c. 

4580. Joseph D. Bradst^eet^ b. So. Norwallv, Ct., Aug. 2, 1880. 
45S0a. Eutli Bl•adstreet^ b. So. Gardiner, Feb. 16, 1884. 



4581. 7. Rhoda Snow Totman*. b. Fairfield, Me., April, 1821 ; 
m. June 29, 1845, Albert Xye, b. Fairfield, Sept. ll, 1822; d. 
Norwich, Yt., May 27, 1865: a carpenter; she d. Lo\vell, Mass., 
July 24, 1861; 5 e. 

4582. Etta Lacra Nye*, b. Wintlirop, Me., April 8, 1846; m. 
Lowell, Mass., Oct. 28, 1868, Marshall Purton, eldest son of Hon. 
Ai-ad and Eliza (Stoddard) Stebbins, h. Bradford, Yt., Sept. 27, 
1845 ; he fitted for college in his native tovrn, and entered Xorwich 
University with the class of 1865 ; he left that institution, at the 
close of the Junior year, to enter Eastuuin's Business College at 
Poughkee])sie, X. Y,, from which he graduated, 1865 ; was in 
business for a year in X'ew York; was for six years in the carriage 
business in Boston; since 1872 has been a member of the firm of 
Davis, Stebbins 6z Co., Boston, wholesale and ]-etail dealers in hard- 
ware ; residence, Somer^'ille ; 2 c. 

4583. Florence Christine Stebbins'', b. Sept. 15, 1873. 

4584. Henry Albert Stebbins'', b. April 8, 1678. 

4585. A:sN Augusta Nye\ b. June, 1817; d. 1849. 

4586. Louis Henry Xye\ b. Aug., 1852; d. Oct., 1853. 

4587. AViLLiAM XYE^ b. ; d. Feb., 1856. 

4588. LuELLA ToTMAN XYE^ b Juue 25, 1861; m. Cliuton, 
Mc, Oct. 18, 1879. George W. Eldridge, b Caiuian, Me., May 4, 
1854; a wheelwright; she <1. Canaan, July 5, 1880, without issue. 



32G THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4589. Jonathan' (oG9), Jonatliaii^, Nicholas^, Tliomas"', 
Jolin\ 1). 1751; in. 177(), Ruth Cliainberlain ; liis name 
appears i]) the rolls of Revolutionary soldiers, as having' 
served in Capt. Kingman's Company on the alarm at 
Squantum or ]h;aintree, March, 177G; he d. 1777 ; 1 c. 

4590. Leah'', b. 1778; ni. 1797, Sylvester Brig-gs of 
Noj-ton. 

4591. STErHEN' (372), Seth^ Xicholas'', Thomas'-, John\ 
b. 1745; m. 17G7, Mary, daughter of Hon. Hugh and 
Mary (l^ass) Orr, b. 1750; d. xVug. 9, 1778; he d. June 
28, 1778; Robert Orr Avas appointed guardian of liis chil- 
dren, Oct. 5, 1778; the order of the court mentions only 
4 c. as living — he liad 6 c. T. Bethuel" ; II. Robert*'; 
III. Matilda''; lY. Stephen Reed"; V. Independence''; 
VI. Mary Orr''. 

4592. I. Rethuei/' b. 1768; d. before his father. 

4593. II. Roi5EKT'', b. 1770; d. before his father; his 
grave-stone is broken, so that the date cannot be found. 

4594. III. :\rATiLDA'\ b. 1772; m. 1791, Capt. Setli, 
son of Seth and Sarah (Vinal) Byram ; master of a fishing- 
vessel ; was lost on the Grand Banks; she d. 1807 ; 3 c. 



4595. Robert Jamieson Byram^ m. 1814, Mercy, daughter of 
Elisha Faxon ; residence, Boston. 

459G. Sally Bykam'. 

4507. Lucy Byram', b. 179G ; d. July 12, 1817. 



4598. IV. Stephen Reed*\ b. 1774; is said to have 
gone to New llampshi]'e. 

4599. V. Independence'', b. 177G; d. Albany, N. Y. ; 
unmarried. 

4G0O. VL Mary Ork", b. 1778; d. Pembroke, in the 
family of her uncle Seth, Aug. 14, 1852, aged 73; un- 
mariTcd 



JOHN" WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 327 

4601. Seth-^ (374), Setli^ Nicliolas^ Thomas-, John\ b. 
1754; Di. 1781, Euiiice, daugliter of Capt. Jonathan and 
Susanna (lU^ram) Bass, b. 1758; d. 1834; he d. Oct. 17, 
1783 ; she m. 1784, Peter Sahnon of Pembroke and liad a 
family ; 1 c. 

40O2. Dea. Seth'', b. Oct. 17,1782; m. :\ray 7, 180G, 
Joannn, daughter of Capt. Thomas and Joanna (Phillips) 
Turner, b. Pembroke, Dec. 20, 1771; d. Jan. IG, 1849; 
residence, Pembroke ; was for many years deacon of the 
First Parish Church (Unitarian) ; held many tovrn oiificcs, 
and represented tlie town in the Legislature, 1837 ; was 
also at one time postmaster ; he d. Nov. 15, 1859, aged 77; 
4 c. 

4603. 1. Charles Henry', b. Hanover, Oct. 8, 1S07: m. Jan. 
17, 1S31, Mary, daughter of Xathaii and Bethia (Bates) Delano, h. 
Duxhury, March 29, ISOS : a barnoss maker ; residence, Pembroke ; 
7 c, all but 2(1 cliikl b. Pemljroke 

4604. GeorCxE Turxek\ b. Xov. 2S, 1S3I; d. Ang. 0, 1833. 

4605. Ann Eliz.v\ b. Xow Bedford, March 29, 1S37; d. Sept. 
19, 1833.. 

4606. I)ea. Henry Barker\ h. July 23, 1838; m. Jan. 3, 1863, 
Ruth E., daugliter of Azel and Harriet (Thomson) Thomas, b. 
Middleboro, Jidy 29, 1840; d. March 28, 1881; a harness maker; 
residence, So. Braintree ; served two years in late war, in Co. B, 
29tli Mass. Yols. ; is deacon in the Ortliodox Cb.urcli in Braintree; 
4 c. 

4007. George ^enry^ b. Hanover, Oct. 2C, 1863 ; ui. Oct. 13, 1880, Marietta, 
daughter of ^lerrill Tlionias and Adelaide Lucretia (Gorfs) Call ; a clerk 
in the house of Jackson. Mandel & Daniels, Boston. 

4G08. Henry Thomas^ b. Duxbury. March 19, 1866. 

4609. Robert Eells'', b. Pembroke, March 1, 1873. 

4G10. Cliarles Sumner'', b. Stoneham, July 31, 1879. 

4611. Setji BERNAiiD^ h. Dec. 17, 1839; d April 9, 1851. 

4612. Peter Salmon\ h. ^ov. 23, 1842; m. Xov. 11, 1867, 
Anna Keen, b. Duxbury, Aug. 20, 1846; was a member of the tirm 
of Ivobert Bierce & Co., boot and shoe dealers. Providence, IT. I., 
where he d. April 7, 1877 ; 2 c. 

4013. William Faunce-', b. Oct. 8, 18l)8. 

4014. Arthur iJarstow^ b. Jan. i:j, 1871. 



328 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4615. Chakles Turner^ b. Feb. 1-1:, 1817; residence, xVlb.-niV' 
iN". Y. ; iininarricd ; is a member of a bout and slioe house in that 
city. 

4G1G. George Raymond', b. Oct. 1, lS-19; d. Oct. 4, 1851. 



4617. 2. Ann Phillips', b. ^lay 30, 1800; m. Dec. 9, 1838, 
Elislia Delano; slie d. about 1842; no issue. 

4618. 3. Dea. SETir, b. Jan. 31, IbU ; m. 1. April, 1839, Sarah 
Chipnian, daughter of David and Charlotte (Thomas) Goodspeed, 
b. Duxbury, 1S14; d. Feb. 8, 1841; m. 2. Sept. 23, 1846, Mary T.. 
daughter of David and Ivebecca (Oldliam) Mann, b. July 15, 1820; 
a carpenter ; residence, Pembroke ; has been To^s'n Clerk and 
Treasurer, and represented the town in the Legislature, 1850 ; is 
deacon of the First Parish Church ; 4 c, 

4619. Herbert Tabor\ b. Dec. 19, 1848; m. Oct. 13, 1874, 
Albertina M., daughter of John Martin and Anna (Holmljerg) 
Marks, b. Boston, April 10, 1856; a member of the firm of Whit- 
man it Breck, civil engineers and surveyors, cor. Abater and Dev- 
onshire sts., Boston; residence, AVollaston Heights; 3 c, all b. 
Quincy. 

4620. Herbert Seth-'. b. July If, : d. Sept. 22, 1876. 

4621. Anna Gertrnde'S b. Jan. 2o, 1878. 

4622. John Gilbert'', b. July 15, 18S0. 

4623. Mary T^OMAS^ b. March 15, 1851; m. Sept. 4, 1878, 
Capt. John C, son of James Harvey and Abbie (Chandler) Dawes, 
b. Kingston. June 20, 1850; residence, Kingston; 1 c, 
4624. Theodore Faxon Dawes'-*, b. Oct. 22, ISSl. 

4625. Sarah Chipman", b. March 15, 1851 ; m. April 15, 1875, 
Herbert, son of Henry and Ty]i)ha (Cook) Soule, b. Kingston, 
March 25, 1848; residence. Kingston; 2 c. 

4626. (A son) Soule'^ b. June 21 ; d. June 22, 1877. 

4627. Whitman Cook Soule% b. AprU 7, 1879. 



4628. Jennie Ai^len', b. April 26; d. Sept. 28, 1863. 




JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 329 

4631. Dea. Jonx TuKXER^ b. Oct. 16, 1847; m. Jan. 22, 1SS4, 
Ida Myranda, daughter of William Ilenrj and j^ancy Sarah Pink- 
haui (Ijiittcriicld) Alexander, b. Walpole, Mass., Aug. 1, 1S54; is 
now superintendent of the Uoston Land Coiupanj, Boston ; resi- 
dence, AVinthrop, Mass. ; ] c. 

4631a. Ruth^, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 12, 1884. 

4632. Alice Parkek\ b. Marcli 6, 1S5G ; ni. June 7, 1SS5, 
Edwin Percy, son of Luther and Maria E. (Bailey) Litclifield, b. 
Oct. 12, 1$61; residence, Centre Pembroke; 1 c. 

4632a. Harry Wheatland Litchfield', b. May 23, 1886. 



4633. Maey' (3S4), Eleazer\ Nicholas^ Tliomas-, Jolin\ 
b. 1751; m. Aug. 1, 1777, James, son of Nicholas and 
Sarah (L)ero^\-) Porter ; tliey settled at Xo. Bridg-ewater, 
where lie d. 1802 ; she d. Aug. 7, 183G, aged 85 ; 6 c. L 
Mary«; IL Abigail"; IIL Hannah^ IV. Jams''; V. Sa- 
rah^; VI. James^ 

4634. I. Mary Porter^ b. Feb. 25, 1778; m. Nov. 29, 
1796, William, son of John FuUerton ; a farmer; resi- 
dence, Brockton; he d. June 30, 1837; she d. Oct., 1848, 
aged 71 ; 10 c. 

4685. 1. Harvey FuLLERT0X^ d. in infancy. 

4636. 2. Mehitable Fullekton", b. Aug., ISOO; m. David 
Edson ; she d. without issue, March 30, 1S79. 

4037. 3. Harvey Fullerton-, b. Feb. 21, 1803; m. June 6, 
1827, Mary Gurney, b. Abino-tun, Oct. 19, 1803; d. Feb. 21, 1SS2 ; 
residence, Brockton, where he d. Oct. 11, 1809 ; 8 c. 

4638. James Harvey Fullerton^ b. April 27, 1828; m. June 
14, 1852, Ornida Hyde", daughter of Dr. Daniel « and Sarah (Porter o) 
Whitman, b. June 20, 1827; a merchant; residence. Whitman; 
they adopted, March 20, 1855, a daughter. 

4039. Hattie H. (Cook) Fullerton-\ b. Dec. 27, 1850 ; ni. Dec. 20, 1871, Charles, 
son of Harry and Lotia (Tyler) Prentice, b. Oct. 11, 1847 ; a farmer ; 
residence, Galva, Ks. ; 4 c. 

4040. Lotia Orinda Prentice'-^, b. Jan. 6, 1872. 
4C41. William Arthur Prentice'", b. Sept. 1, 1873. 
4012. Harvey Prentice'", b. Feb. 8, 1877. 

4043. Clara Belle Prentice'", b. Jan. 20, 1885. 



330 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

464-J. Amanda FuLLERTON^ b. Feb. 24, 1830; ni. June 21, 
18-49, William Wallace, son of ]M:arqiiis and Elizn (Reed) Josselyii, 
b. Feb. 9, 1831; d. May 7, 1803; .-be resides Wbitnian: 3 c. 
4615. Alice Amanda Josselyn^ b. July 3, 1850; m. An<4. 27, 1874, Charles 

W>anan, son of Wyman and Elizabeth A. (Starbuck) Bradbury, b. Feb. 

21, 1848 ; a bookkeeper ; residence. Whitman ; 2 c. 

4646. Elizabeth Kobinson Bradbury'", b. June 12, 1875. 

4647. .Vmy Wyman Bradbury'", b. Aug. 22. 1884. 

4048. Ida Wallace Josselyn-'. b. March 10, 1852 ; m. Aug. 27, 1874, George 
O., son of Thomas and Angeline (Wright) Gannett, b. Dec. 24, 1844; d. 
Oct. 20, 1884 : she resides at Ilauover ; 5 c. 

4049. Winlhrop Wallace Gannett' ', b. Sept. 0, 1876 ; d. May 14, 1877. 

4650. Jenny Izora Gannett'", b. :*Iay 19, 1878. 

4651. Lc Roy Thomas Gannett'", b. June 1, 1881. 

4053. Alice Amanda Gannett'", b. July 30 ; d. Nov. 6, 1883. 

4653. AVilliam Cscar Gannett'", b. Jan. 21, 1885. 

4653a. Lucretia Evelyn Josselyn-', b. Sept. 30, 1859 ; d. Feb. 13, 18G0. 

4651. Maky Elizabeth Fullerton', !>. Dec. 24, 1832 ; m. Oct. 
10, 1852, Edward, suu of Kcberl and Hannah (Jones) Edes, b. July 
5, 1829 ; a boot maker ; residence, Whitman ; G c. 

4655. Adelaide Eliza Edes'', b. Dec. 27, 1S51 ; rn. Jan. 1, 1873, William, son 
of Andrew L. and Clarissa (Lane) Thompson, b. March 17, 1848 : a car- 
penter ; residence. Vrhitman ; 1 c. 

4656. :\Iaurice Winfield Thompson'", b. Feb. 2, 1875. 

4657. Lizzie Gertrude Edes-', b. Jan. 25. 1857 ; m. April 4, 1878, William B., 
son of Cyrus and Polly (Sherman) White, b. July, 1847 ; a foreman in a 
shoe manufactory ; residence. Whitman ; no issue. 

4658. Effie :May Edes% "b. Nov. 5, 1860 ; unmarried. 

4659. Edwin William Edes'', b. Nov. 25, 1SG3 ; owns an orange grove ; resi- 
dence, Seneca, Fla. 

4660. Susan Emma Edes'^ b. May 11, 1866. 

4661. Archie Wilkins.jn Edes«, b. Dec. 4, 1869. 

4602. Almira Jane Fullerton^ b. Jan. 28, 1835; m. Sept. 
27, 1858, Ephraim Thomas Cole: slie d. Xov. 20, 18TG ; 1 c. 
4663. Otta Lena Winthrop Cole'', b. Feb. 3. 1869. 

4004. William Henry FuLLE]r^o^■^ b. Jan. 11, 1838; m. Xov. 
21, 1859, :Mary Hall, daughter of Charles Tnrner and Deborah 
Hall (Sampson) Ford, b. Oct. IT, 1838 ; with his brother, Noah A. ; 
residence, New Haven, Ct. ; 1 c. 
4665. William Merton Fullerton'', b. Sept. 28, 1860. 

4060. Calista Ann 1\^llerton', b. Jan. 7, 1841 ; m. Aug. 21, 
1801, James Elliot, son of Marquis and Eliza (Eeed) Josselyn; 
residence. Whitman ; 3 c. 

4667. Miimie Forrest Josselyn'', b. Dec. 3. 1805. 

4668. Grace Elliot Josselyn", b. Aug. 19, 1872. 

4669. Edith Mabel Jossclyn^ b. Dec. 6, 1874. 



JOnX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 331 

4070. Noah Augustine Fullekton-, b. April 5, 1844; m. Oct. 
20, 1805, llaniuib, daiiohter of Charles Turner and Deborali Hall 
(Sampsou) Ford ; a successful grocery mercLaiit ; residence, New 
Haven, Ct. ; 5 c. 
4G71. Etta Fulk•rtoll^ ) 

Ao~^ -n.n T.- II i 4 r "■ ^Opt. 20, 1809. 

4G.2. Ella iulk'iion^, \ ^ 

40';3. Charles Augustine FuUerton'', b. April 28, 1873. 

4C74. Nettie Floience Fu^e^ton^ b. Dec. 5. 1874. 

4075. Alinira Jane Fullertou^, b. :MarcIi 10, 1879. 

4070. Lydia Augusta Fullerton", b. July 24; d. Sept. 21, 
1840. 



4077. 4. Al:\itra Fullerton", b. Aug., 1805 ; m. Easton, Mass., 
Moses r)unbar ; marriage was recorded Aug. 8, 1834; they resided 
at Brockton; she d. Providence, H. I., Jan., 1885; was buried at 
l^rockton ; 1 c. 

4078. Mary Frances Dunbar^ b. May, 1840; m. David 
Brown of Chicago, 111., and d. in that city witliout issue. 



4079. 5. Calista Fullerton", b. Sept. 22. 1807; in. Aug. 10, 
1820, Harrison J., son of Eliphalet and JIannali (Howard) Mitchell, 
b. July 10, 1807 ; residence. So. Easton, where she d. Feb. 3, 1842 ; 
he has since married ; 1 c. 

4080. (A son) Mitchell^, b. ; d. Feb., 1834. 



4081. 0. William Fullerton", b. June, 1810 ; m. Mary, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Mary (Davis) Johnston, b. April 30, 1800 ; d. 
Aug. 7, 1879; residence, Sharon; he d. Jan. 24, 1840; 4 c, two 
d. in infancy. 

4082. Lydia FuLLERTON^ b. Aug. 31, 1S32; m. 1. Nov. 25, 
1852, Loriug Brackett, b. 1832 : d. in the army, Nov. 30, 1802; m. 
2. April 30, 1871, Horace Ames ; residence, Brockton ; 3 c. 

4G82a. • Brackett-', b. June 24 ; d. Sept. 21. 1856. 

4G33. Sarah E. Brackett^, b. July 31, IS-'/J ; ra. June 18, 1883, George V. 

Warreu ; residence, Brockton : 1 c. 
4684. Wallace E. ^Varren"^ b. Aug. 30. 1884. 

4085. Wallace Brackett", b. June 24, 1860: unmarried. 

4(580. William F. FuLLERTON^ b. Sharon, Dec. 30, 1837; m. 
March 24, 1800, Maria E., daughter of Eobert and Jane (Webster) 
Shankland of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, b. Aug. 10, 1839 ; residence, 
liandolph; 4 c. 



332 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4657. Fred W. Fullerton^ b. Jan. 22, 1867 ; a druggist. 

4658. Robert H. Fullertou% b. April 21, 1876. 
4C89. Mary A. FuUertou", b. Feb. 1. 1877. 
4690. Leua M. Fullerton'*, b. Dec. 21, 1880. 

4691. 7. John FuLLERTOX', b- -^pi'i^ -^» 1^1'^ ; m. Mrs. Kebecca 
(]\[iirdock) Cobb ; residence, 87 Sheldon St., Providence, R. I. ; no 
issue. 

•1092. 8. James Pokter Fullerton^, b. Aug. 25, 1815; rn. 
Nov. 9, 181:1, Lcmira Hannali, daughter of Elipludet and ilamiali 
(Howard) Mitchell, 1). Sept. It), 1815 ; residence, So. Easton, where 
lie d. Oct. IS, 1815 ; she resides Colfax, la. ; 3 c. 

1:093. Edwin Judson Fullerton'', b. Jan. 13, 184-4: m. Nov. 
24, 1808, Morgie Amelia, daughter of Angustus Y. and Eliza Ann 
(Geddcs) Taylor, b. July 1, 1845; a farmer; residence, Lagouia, 
Cal. ; no issue. 

4004. Abbie Porter Fullerton'\ b. April 0, 1845; d. Jan. 
23, 1803. 



4095. 9. Marcus Fullerton'. b. June 9, 1818; m. Nov. 26, 
1840, Sally Ann, daughter of Philip and Cynthia (Wadsworth) 
Reynolds, b. May 11, 1815; residence, Brockton ; 3 c. 

4690. George H. Fullerton', b. Aug. 5, 1843 ; m. Sept. 21, 
1875, Louise S. Kingman ; a commission merchant ; a member of 
the iirm of H. C. Hemenway & Co. ; residence, Riverside, Cal. ; 1 c. 
4697. Edward Clarence Fullerton^, b. July 25, 18S3. 

4698. Ella I. Fullerton^ b. March 12, 1840; m. Dec. 20, 
1882, liev. E. P. McElroy ; she d. Xov. 2, 1884 ; no issue. 

4099. Emma I. Fullerton"^, b. Dec. 30, 1848; unmarried, at 
home. 



4700. 10. Mary Porter Fullerton', b. Sept. 11, 1821; m. 
Aug. 15, 1842, James M., son of Joseph and Abigail (Austin) 
Holmes, b. Dec. 24, 1820; d. Sept. 29, 1859; an iron-founder and 
machinist ; she resides Silver Lake, ^[ass. ; 6 c. 

4701. Charles W. Holmes^ b. Oct. 20, 1844 ; d. unmarried, 
July 4, 1870 ; an actor. 

4702. Geohge Porter Holmes', b. Dec. 30, 1847; m. Sept. 30, 
1879, Margaret Zuheed ; a merchant ; residence, Boston ; 2 c. 

4703. Sarah I. Holmes^ b. Aug. 6, 1880. 

4704. George Porter Hohnes, Jr.^ b. Jau. 29, 1883. 



JOUX WIHTMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 333 

4705. (A son) Holmes', b. ; d. March, 1S50. 

4706. Arthur F. IIoLMES^ b. Sept. 3, 1852 ; d. Sept. 23, 18G5. 

4707. Harriet A. Holmes', b. Oct. 17, 1855; m. Nov. 10, 

1880, David Martiii ; residence, Xo. Easton ; 1 c. 
4708. Ruby IL Martin-\ b. July 14, 18S2. 

4709. James Herbeht Holmes^ b. July 6^ 1S57; m. Kov. 15, 

1881, Clara A. Bryant, b. March 12, 1854; station agent at Plymp- 
ton : 1 c. 

4710 Ethel L. Holme5^ b. Dec. 17, 18S4. 

4711. II. xVbigail Poi!Ter'', h. Dec. 28, 1779; m. Dec. 
28, 1797, Levi Keith, Jr., b. 1773 ; d. Augusta, Me., Marcli 
15, 1844 ; they resided after their mai-riag-e at Brido-ewater, 
and, 1802, removed to Sidney, Me. ; she d. Augusta, Jan. 
5, 1862, ag-ed 83 ; 10 c. 



4712. 1. Dr. Alvax Keith', b. Brido-ewater. Jan. 26, 1799; m. 
1831, Partheuia Barton, daughter of Shubael and Sarah (Cox) 
Pitts: he d. Angnsta, Jiuie 22, 1870; she d. Westford, Mass., 
May 26, 1882 ; 5 c. 

4713. (A daughter) Keith', d. unnamed. 

4714. Dr. Melville Cox Keith", M.D., b. Sept. 14, 1835; 
m. 1. ; m. 2. ; graduated at Cincinnati Medical School, 
1861 ; entered the navy in 1863, serving till close of the war; was 
wounded at Fort Fisher ; at present engaged in the practice of his 
profession; residence, Minneapolis; P. O. address, box 131; 8 c. 

4715. Everett Hervey Keith'% b. May, 18G4. 

4716. Florence Nightingale Keit]i% b. Aug., 1867. 

4717. Agatha Helen Keitll^ b. June 9, 1872. 

4718. Partheuia Barton Keith^ b. Feb. 9, 1874. 

4719. Grace Pitts Keith?, b. 1876 ; d. Jan. 3, 1878. 

4720. Peter AVelcli Keith% b. April 3, 1878. 

4721. Abigail Porter Keith", b. 1879 ; d. 1881. 

4722. Melville Redding Keiths b. 1884. 

4723. Kepler Kirke Keith^ b. ; d. Ang. 17, 1856. 

4724. IIeber Keith", b. ; d. , aged 7. 

4725. Sarah Helen Keith^ b. ; m. Nov., 1871, WiUiam 
E., son of Simeon and Serena (Foster) Frost, b. Norway, Me. ; prin- 
cipal of AV^estford Academy ; residence, Westford ; 2 c. 



83-i THK DESCENDANTS OF 

47^6. Francis Alvan Frost'', b. Aug. 2G, 187-2. 
4727. Thojiias KichuK.nd Frost", b. Dec. 4, 1878. 



4728. 2. Clarissa Jveith', b. May G, 1801 ; d. 'May 2U, 1803. 

4729. 3. ]\LvRY Keitji', b. May 20, 1803; m. George White of 
Hallowell, wliere she d. Jan. 10, 1831. 

4730. 4 IlANNAir hlEiTir, b. Aug. IS, 3 805; d. Feb. 20, 1808. 

4731. 5. Semantua Keith', b. Sc\)t. 12, 1807; m. Hallowell, 
Oct. 23, 1835, Jo.shna, son of Abncr and Hannah (Sawyer) Lowell, 
b. April .5, ISOO; d. July 23, 1886; residence, Farmingdale, where 
she d. :May 29, 1870 ; c. 

4732. William Henry Lowell*, b. Aug. 9, 1830 ; d. in the 
array, Feb. 19, 1805. 

4733. Bykon Loa^ell', b. June 21. 1839; m. A]^ril 5, 1874, 
Mrs. Flizabcth R. Griggs, danghler of Jolm J\Ic and Elizabeth 
(Fischer) Fischer, and widow of S. C. Griggs, b. Ei^jley, W, Ya., 
JaiL, 1850 ; residence, Hyde Park, ]\ra.?s. ; 7 c, tlu'ee sons d. in 
infancy. 

4734. Percival Low-ell % b. Feb. 23, 1876. 

4735. Grace L. LowelP, b. Sept. 17, 1877. 

4736. Amy Elizabeth Lowell", b. Feb. 8, 1884. 

4737. Ed Fischer Lowell", b. July 21, 1886. 

4738. Eliza Ann Low-ell", b. June 10, 1841; m. June 21, 
I8G2, Capt. Dennis R., aon of Xoah and Liicinda (Rivers) Andrews, 
b. May 9, 1835; d. Jan. 4, 1ST9 ; he was washed overboard on a 
voyage from Bermuda to Monte Yideo ; residence, 24 Patterson st., 
Augusta, ]\[e. ; 3 c. 

4739. Lucinda R. Andrews^, b. Aug. 2, 1SG7 ; d. July 23, 186S. 

4740. Grace Andrews^ b. March 24, 1871. 

4741. Lowell Andrews^ b. Oct. 22, 1876. 

4742. Calvin P>. Low-ell^, b. July 15, 1842; d. Feb. 12, 1808; 
unmarried. 

4743. Frank Lowell^ b. April 12, 1844; m. Jan. 1, 1874, 
Isabel Collins ; a fanner ; residence, Farmingdale ; 2 c. 

4744. Alice Lowell^, b. Sept. 7. 1876. 

4745. Jolm Wilber LowelP, b. July 11, 1880. 

4740. Dr. Joseph Smith Lowell^ b. Aug. 9, 1840; m. Fair- 
field, la., June 16, 1870, Alice, daughter of Dr. Joel E. and Emeline 
(Barnes) King, b. Tollbridge, III, Sept. 10, 1852 ; served in the 
army, 1804-05 ; graduated at Ilahnomann Hospital College, Chicago, 
111., 1878 ; is now settled at Clinton, la., engaged in the practice of 
his profession ; 5 c. 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTir. 335 

4747. Arthur Ernest Loweir, b. G;irduer, Me., Feb. 17, 1873. 

4748. Sylvester King LowelP, b. Gardner Me., Dec. 9, 1874. 

4749. Edith LowclF, b. Fairfield, Me., Dec. 29, 1878 : d. June 4, 1879. 
47G0. Elida Alice Lowell', b. Nevada, la., Jan. 2*3 ; d. Marcli"24, 1881. 
4701. Glady.s Lowell", b. Dec. 28, 1^85. 

47C2. 6. James PoiiTEK IvEinr, b. Sidney, Me., May 5, 1810; 
ra. Sidney, Sept. 18, 1S52, M;iry D. AVood, h. Sidney, Oct. 26, 1822; 
1870, removed to Chelsea, Mass., v/liere lie d. Feb. 4:, 1880, aged 
70 ; 3 c. 

47G3. Xellie F. Keith'^, b. Rith, Me., July 10, 1855; d. Jan. 
14, 1877 (adopted). 

4704. James Alkeht Keith^, b. Batb, Feb. 2, 1858 ; m. Sept. 
8, 1877, Cora E. Brewer, b. Fanningdale, Aug, 24, 1860; residence, 
Chelsea ; 4 c. 

476."). Ralph^YoodKeith^ b. July 28, 1878. 

476'3. Randall Brewer Keith^ b. May 9, 1880. 

4767. Albert Melden Keith?, b. Feb. 17, 1882. 

4768. Edith Adelaide Keith?, b. Nov. 25, 1885. 

4769. Mary Emma Tveith^ b. b^ath, Dec. 7, 1859 ; ra. Jan. 25, 
1885, Frank Rubbins of Chelsea, Me.; 1 c. 

4770. Pearl Amy Robbins?, b. Feb. 7, 1886. 



4771. 7. Rev. Jason Keith", b. Augusta,. Me., May 2, 1815 ; m. 
Whitfield, Me., July 10, 1845, Elizab.-th F. Choate of Whitfield, b. 
May 27, 1821; was settled as a minister at AYliitfield, and d. there, 
Feb. 16, 1849 ; she m. 2. Capt. Wiley of Welltieet, Mass. ; no issue. 

4772 8. Alcetha Keith', b. Augusta, M'e., July 10, 1817; 
m. ]\Iarch 4, 1858, Xoah Andrews; residence, St. George, Me.; no 
issue. 

4772a. 9. Eliza Keith", b. Augusta, Jan. 7, 1820; d. Aug. 28, 
1822. 

4773. 10. Cyrus Porter Keith", b. Augusta, Jan. 10, 1825 ; 
m. Bristol, Me., Aug. 27, 1854, Julia A. Oram; residence, St. 
George, Mhere he d. July 14, 1850; 2 c., unmarried. 

4774. Mary Ably Keith-, b. Bristol, A])ril 26, 1855. 

4775. Herbert Judsox Keith"*, 1). St. George, Dec. 13, 1857. 



4776. III. IIaxnah Dorter'', b. Plainfleld, Mass., Nov. 
1781; m. April, 1811, Nathaniel Reynolds, b. No. 



336 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Bridge water, .^lass., Dec. 12, 1779; d. March 2, 1862; 
residence, SidDey, Me., where she d. July 4, 1831 ; G c, 
all b. Sidney. 

4777. 1. JuEiA Ann Keynolds', b. Jan. 20, 1S12; m. iS"ov. 12, 
1841, Walley G. Ellis, b. Feb. 15, 1808; d. July 27, 18G4; she 
resides M'ith her .«ister, Caroline B. Wliitmau; 5 c. 

4778. Annie ELLI5^ b. Dec. 22, 1843; d. Dec. 31, 1805; 
iin married. 

4779. William Henry Ellis^ b. April 9, 184.5; d. June 28, 
1864,-iu the army 

4780. Sarah AVhitman Ellis\ b. July 1, 1840; m. Jan. 12, 
1800, Ivory E. Moslier ; residence, AV. AVaterville, Me. ; 3 c. 

4781. Harvey Wliitmau Mosher% b. June 10, 1871. 

4782. Carrie Louise Modher% b. March 27, 187o. 

4783. Ivory King Moslier^ b. June 15, 1877. 

4784. Jamls Hakvey Ellis-, b. Jan. 20, 1850; m. Jan. 1, 
1880, Cora A. Malcolm, b. Jan., 1854; d. Dec. C, 1885; residence, 
China, Me. 

4785. Caroline Calista Ellis', b. Aug. 1, 1852; d. Aug. 12, 
1805. 



• 4780. 2. :Nathaniel Eeynolds, Jk.^, b. Sept. 1, 1813; d. Jan. 
6, 1834. 

4787. 3. IEa^'naii Eeynolds", b. Oct. 5, 1815; d. May 8, 1831. 

4788. 4. Cyrus Eeynolds^, b. Sept. 25, 1818; unmarried; 
residence, Georgetown, Me. 

4789. 5. Bethiaii Keith Eeynolds", b. May 18, 1821 ; d. Feb. 
15, 1832. 

4790. 0. Caroline Baker Eeynolds^, b. Sept. 27, 1823; m. 
Aug. 10, 1S52, Eleazer", son of EleazerC and A\abby (Pratt) Wlut- 
man, b. May 17, 1819; i-esidence, E. Bridgewater, Mass.; 5 c, see 
line. 

4791. IV. Jaku.s Poktek*', d. voiino-. 

4792. Y. Sarah Porter'"', d. young'. 

4793. VI. James Porter'-, b. June 23, 1788; m. Ruby 
Hastings of Sidney, Me.; residence, Sidney; 9 c. 



JOHN wiiit:\l\x of weymouth. 337 

471U. 1. James Porteh", 1). Sidney; m. Hannah Cutter; lied. 
N. Y. City ; notliini,^ known of liis family. 

4795. 2. Samuel Porter", b. Bridgewater, ^Lass., March 2G, 
1810; in. 1. ^lay 2S, ISGT, Mary L. Lewis, b. Vassalb'>ro. April 5, 
1832; d. Aui;-. 10. 1875; m. 2. Feb. 8, 1877, Elizabeth A. Lewis, 
b. Jan. 5, 1822; a farmer; residence, Sidney; no issue. 

4796. 3. >L\KY Axx Porter', b. Sidney ; m. Walter Matthews, 
b. Sidney, Aug. 14, 1822; d. June 6, 1879; she d. Xov. 4, 1876 ; 
Cc. 

4796a. Axx ^L ^Lvttiiews", b. Aug. 24. 1S39 ; m. April 10, 
180t), Marcellus, son of Seth and ILirriet (Frost) Kobinson, b. Jurie 
25, 1838; a farmer; residence, Walla AYalla, W. T. ; 6 c. 

4797. Hatty L. Robinson", j d. July 27, 1867. 

t b. Oct. lo, 186G ; 

479S. Lilly C. Kobinson" , ' m. Asa Evans ; a farmer ; residence, Walla Walla. 

4799. Fred M. Robinsou^ b. June 17, 1871. 

4800. Harriet Y. Robinson', b. Nov. 14, 1873. 

4801. Frank E. Robinson^, b. Oct. 5, 1877. 
4803. Oscar S. Robinson', b. March 31, 1879. 

4803. Almeda Matthews\ b. June 22, 1843 ; m. Augusta, Dec. 
25, 1869, Charles Allen, b. March 3, 1830; residence, Brunswick, 
Me. 

4804. Olive ^rATTHEAVS^, b. Feb. 6, 1845 ; d. unmarried, Sept. 
5, 1880. 

4805. George Mattiiews\ b. Aug. 14, 1854; d. Sept. 9, 1858. 
4S06. Clara Matthews^ b. July 18, 1856; d. May 10, 1864. 

4807. Charles Matthews', b. July 23, 1859. 

4808. 4. PIannah Porter', b. June 25, 1821; m. Xov. 19, 
1844, Thomas Morris ; residence, Menominee, Midi. ; 3 c. 

4809. Georgiaxxa ^Morris-, b. May 27, F846; m. July 3, 1868, 
James D. Smith ; residence, Menominee ; 6 c. 

4810. Charles Williston Smitli', b. Dec. 13, 1870 ; d. March 17, 1874. 

4811. William Herbert Smith- , b. April 7, 1874. 

4812. Cora Belle Smith\ b. Aug. 30, 1875. 
-1813. James Hervey Smith', b. Sept. 10. 1878. 
4814. Jennie Blanclie Smitli', b. July 30, 1879. 
4810. Ruby May Smith^ b. Feb. 10, 1883. 

4810. Mary Helen Morhis", b. April 26,1848; m. Sept. 20, 
1866, James Cornel Sherman, b. Feb, 19,1842; residence, Meno- 
minee ; 6 c. 

23 



338 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

4S17. Hattie May Sherman^, h. June 24, 18G7. 

4818. Cliarles Henry Sliennau', b. April 5 ; d. Aug. 10, 1869. 

4810. Fredorick Allen Sherman", b. Sept. 24, 1871. 

4820. Jessie Cornelia Sllerlna^^ b. Feb. 23, 1875. 

4821. Ella Frances Sherman^ b. July 23, 1877. 

4822. James Arthur Sliennan", b. :March 25, 1880. 

4823. Frank Morkis«, b. ^[arcli 30, 1851 ; immamed. 



4S'21:. 5. Eunice Porter", in. St. Clair: residence, Wellington, 
Me. 

4825. G. LuRA PoR'j'ER', b. ; d. young. 

4826. 7. LuRA Porter", b. ; d. unmarried. 

4827. 8. Emeline Porter", b. Jan. 18, 1833; ni. July 7, 1857, 
Dr. James Jethro Sherman, a prominent physician of Menominee ; 
4 c. 

4828. Carrie Prances SpiERifAN'^, b. June 17, 1859 ; m. Dec. 
24, 1879, Egarton P. Williams ; residence, Menominee ; 2 c. 

4829. Elthel Williams", b. Dec. 8, 1880. 

4830. Percy ^Villiams^ b. Oct. 5, 1882. 

4831. Major Fiiederick Sherman'', b. July 28, 1862; d. Nov. 
21, 187S. 

4S32. Katie Sherman'*, b. Xov. 5, 1869. 

• 4838. Anna Pamelia Sherman^'^', b. Jan. IG, 1872; d. Jan. 25, 
1880. 

4834. 9. Alden Porter', b. ; m. Louise Arnold of Sid- 

ney ; residence, Evansville; P. O. Mariette, Mich. 



4835. Joshua^' (385), Elcazer\ Nicholas^ Thomas^ 
John', b. Abiiig'ton, xVpril, P753 ; m. Oct. 12, 1774, Han- 
nah Tin-ell of Abington, b. July 25, 1754; d. July 21, 
1837; he d. Se])t. (], 1775, having been married le.ss than 
a year (she m. March 2, 1778, Samuel Gorliam of Abing- 
ton, and removed to Turner, Me. ; he d. April 30, 1821) ; 1 
c, b. Abington. 

4836. I. Joshua'", b. Feb. 8, 177G ; m. 1. Nov. 30, 1797, 
Lucretia, daughter of Piev. John and Patty (Stone) Strick- 
land, b. Dec. 22, 1776; d. Feb. 2, 1836 J m. 2. Mrs. Aus- 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 339 

triss (Leavitt) Fisher; she d. 18r)6 : buried Feb. 24, 1856; 
a farmer; residence, Turner; in 180^ was appointed clerk 
of tlie school district; 181 i), he and his half-sister, Abigail 
Gorham, joined the 1st Universalist Church of Turner, 
which was founded that year; he kei)t a journal of the 
weather and his personal doino-s, which is now in the pos- 
session of his grandson, AYiUiam Channing^ ; Jan. 31, 185G, 
he made this entry : " T have ke[)t a journal of the weather, 
of my out-goings and in-comings, fifty-live years ; I am 
but a few days short of fourscore years ; I have raised up 
five sons and seven daughters, and eleven of them I have 
visited in their ftamihes ; four of my daughters have gone 
to their long homes to which I must soon follow ;" the last 
entry is made March 14, 185G, in which month he died, 
aged 80; lo c. 

4837. 1. Samuel", b. April 8, 1798; in. 1. Xov. 12, 1818, 
Diana, daugliter of Ca]it. Isaac and Jiutli Leavitt, b. Turner, ]\lay 
16, 1798; d. E. Fittsfield, Me., Jan. 24, 1850; m. a second wife; 
they did not hve together long ; lie d. Jan., 1883, aged 85 ; 11 c. 

4838. Horatio FEANKLl^-^ b. June 6, 1821; ni. Sept. 22, 1843, 
Amelia B., daughter of II. W. and Iluth W. (]Martin) Sleeper, b. 
Sept. 22, 1826; a fanner; residence, Ilortonvillc, "Wis.; 2 c. 

4839. Charlea F.^ b. June 1, I85I ; d. March 18, 1876. 

4840. Elma R.^ b. Xov. 4, 1863 ; m. May 31, 1882, John L. Jacquot ; a mer. 
cliant ; residence, Hortonville. 

4841. Otis Melandep^ b. March 17, 1823; m. Jnne 13, 1847 
Laura Ann^, daughter of SanuieF and Sally (Follard) Dextei-, b. 
Sept. 8, 1825 ; a farmer; residence, Fittsfield, Me. ; 1 c. 

4843. Orison R.9, b. Dec. 19, 1848; m. Dec. 26, 1878, Ilattic E., daughter of 
John S., and Mary A. (Pettigrew) Wright, b. Nov. 10, 1859 ; a farmer ; 
residence, Pittslield ; no issue. 

4844. Jane\ b. Feb. 17, ls25 ; d. 1858; unmarried, 

4845. Leonora Leavitt^ b. March 26, 1827 ; m. March 29, 1847, 
Samuel, Jr.s,'son of SamueP and Sally (Pollard) Dexter, b. Dec. 10, 
1822; a farmer; residence, Barnard, Me. ; no issue. 

4847. Clarissa Strickland^ b. Xov. 21, 1S29; unmarried. 

4848. Samuel Augustus", b. Dec. 26, 1830; m. Jan. 23, 1S55, 



340 THE desci:ndants of 

Mnliala Spanieling, b. j\rarc]i '22, 1840; residence, Palmyra; P. O. 
Pittsfield ; he d. : 7 c. 

4849. Ilenrj' Aut;n9tus^ b. Jan. 23, 185G ; m. Feb., 1S8U ; Nellie D. AV right ; 
residence, Pittsfield. 

4850. Herbert A.^, b. Jan. 19, 18r.8 : in. .June 22, 1878. Ellen M., daughter of 
Thomas and Emily (Caiupbelli IJolway, b. Oct. 3, 1857 ; a farmer ; 
residence. Pittsfield ; 2 c. 

4851. Charles H.^", b. Oct. 17, 1871). 

4852. Ellis H.i", b. Feb. 12, 188;^. 

4853. Clara F.', b. Nov. 30, 18G2 ; d. June 23, 1873. 
4S54. Daniel Franklin^, b. Oct. 30, 18G8. 

4855. MoreP, b. Jan. : d. April, 1871. 

4856. Ernests, b. July 20, 1873. 

4857. ^Va^^en^ b. June 25, 1877. 

4858. ISAAC^, d. Aug., 18.53 ; nnniarried. 

4859. Lorenzo FRANKLIN■^ b. May 5, 1835; m. Oct. 13, 1S59, 
Hannali Ann, daugliter of Isaac and xVnn Ilurner, b. Camden, X. J., 
June 30, 1844; a carpenter and builder; residence, Macomb, J 11. ; 
2 c. 

4860. Frederick L.^ b. Oct. 3. 18C0 ; a carriage painter ; at home. 

4861. Frank A.^ b. Nov. 8, 1861 ; a machinist ; at home. 

4862. Oren P.^ b. April 6, 1838; m. 1. Ptose Gibson, b. April 
14, 1839; was divorced at Quincy, 111. ; m. 2. Ang. 9, 1873, Cecilia, 
daugliter of August and Minnie (Wantcli) Hanffe, b. Berlin, Ger- 
many, April 4, 18.53; a merchant; residence, Beatrice, Neb. ; 2 c. 

4863. Flora M.^, b. April 14, 1859 ; unmarried. 

4864. Edward Leavitt^, b. Dubuque, la., Feb. 4, 1875. 

4865. Sarah^ b. 1840: m. Lynn, April 20, 1879, William IL, 
son of Bryant and ^lary (Ilarinon) Morton, b. July 1, 1831 ; resi- 
dence, Maiden ; no issue. 

4806. Martha', b. March, 1813; d. Sept. 2, 18G0. 



4807. 2. Capt. Orren^ b. July 20, 1799 ; m. 1. Jan. 22, 1820, 
Deborah Jennings, b. Dec. 21, 1799; d. Nov. 2, 1840; m. 2. Nov. 
29, 1842, Lucy S. Howe, b. Aug. 22, 1808; was a farmer; resided 
near his father's homestead at N. Turner till 1805, when he re- 
moved to So. Turner, where he d. March 1, 1808; he siiiiered 
nnich during h.is last illness, but bore liimself with great patience 
and died as he had lived — a brave man; "he was a good citizen, a 
kind neighbor, an hf>nest man, a faithful husband and good father, 
and he is deeply moin-ned by his family and friends, and will be 
missed in the community in which he lived ;" 7 c., all b. Turner. 



JOHN WniTMAN OF WEYMOUTH, 341 

4868. Angeija xVLDRICH^ b. Nov. 2J-, 182G; m. Sept. 3, 1852, 
Algernon II. Davie; she d. F'eb. 9, 187G; residence, Janesville, 
Lassen Co., Cul. ; 4 c., all uninarried. 

4869. Charles A. Davie^, b. Jiiue 2i. 1855. 1 

4870. George B. Davie^ b. Jan. 81, J85T. [ 

4871. Rolaud H. Davie', b. Feb. 3. ISGO ; d. Aug. 9, 1801. | ^^^ addenda. 
487-3. Herbert A. Davio^ b. Nov. ?6, 1SG5. J 

4873. LucRKTiA OcTAViA^ b. Feb. 23, 1830; m. Dee. 1, 1852, 
Royal Emerson'', son of lloyaP and Sally (Bradford) Whitman, b. 
May 11, 1833; she was sei>arated from her liusband ; residence, 
Norwich, Ct. ; 4 c., see line. 

4874. Layehna IMelissa", b. Jnnc 23, 1832 ; m. Dec. 6, 1854, 
"Wallace Smith ; a shoemaker: residence, Auburn; 1 c. 

4S75. Florence Melissa Smith-% b. Jan. 12 ; d. Oct. 15. 1856. 

4876. Deboj^ah Camilla'', b. Nov. 26, 1834; unmarried; resi- 
dence. Auburn. 

4877. Eecilla Amanda^ b. Dec. ll", 183G; d. March 6, 1841. 

4878. OiiREN Benton', d. Dec. 3, 1840, in infancy. 

4879. William Channing^ b. Sept. 8, 1843 ; m. May 22, 1868, 
Adelaide Ko.xana, daughter of Chandler and Roxauna (Freeman) 
Bradford, b. Turner, April 1, 1847 ; a farmer ; residing on his 
father's homestead at So. Turner 2 c. 

48S0. Henry Hildreth^ b. April 20, 1877. 
4881. Herbert Bradford^ b. Oct. 2, 1878. 



4882. 3. Olive', b. Oct. 23, ISOJ ; m. Sept. 10, 1824, Nathan 
Sawtelle, b. :\[ay 9, 1800; she d. Feb. 1, 1836; he m. 2. Maria 
Hinds ; residence, E. Livermore ; 2 c. 

4883. Okson IIowardixe Sawtelle"*, b. March 7, 1825 ; m. 
May 1, 1848, Angelica Foss ; a carpenter: at present in Ocala, 
Fla., where he went in 1882 ; his family are in E. Livermore; 3 c, 
the sons b. Livermore, the daughter b. Center, Wis. 

4684. Franklin Howardine Sawtelle^ b. May 28, 1852 ; m. Lilian Davis ; they 

are divorced ; lie is employed in Boston ; 1 c. 
48-^5. Burchard Sawtelle"'. b. Jan. 13, 1877. 
48SG. Anioretta Helen Sawtelle^, b. July 9, 1855; unmarried ; residence, 

Strickland's luTry, Me. 
4^87. Nathan Harold Sau-telle% b. Feb. lt», 1S60, m. Dec. 26, 1880, Cora 

Richards ; a farmer ; residence, E. Livermore ; 3 c. 
4888. Levi Marshall Sawlel1e"\ b. Feb. 20, 1881. 
4S89. Alfred Emery Sawtelle'", b. July 13, 1882. 



342 THE PESCEXDANTS OF 

4S90. Lucy AVaite Sawtelle^ b. ^^rarcli 18, 1828 ; d. Feb. 20, 
1841. 

4891. 4. Aldex', K March 19, 1S03; m. Oct. 4, 182T, Betsey 
Wiiisliiw, daiiglitcr of Wiiislow and Betsey (Means) Webb, b. Feb 
28, 1800; lie d. Beaufort, S. C, Dec. T, 1877; bis widow re.sides in 
Anbnrn ; liis son Prentis, in speaking,' of liis fatlior, says: "if ever 
there was a Christian ho was one, and all that true Christianity 
enib(.idies, as far as inortals are concerned, he contained ;" was a 
Uniyersalist in religious belief ; o c. 

48D2. Juliette Kendall^ b. Oct. 11 ; d. Dec. 22, 1828. 

4893. Joshua Adams^ b. Dec. 10, 1829; m. May 3, 1855, 
TIannah, daughter of Setli and Hannah Emmons of Ivennebunk, 
Me., b. May 8, ls30 ; a practical machinist; at one time had a 
machine shop at Lewiston ; now a jeweler; residence, Beaufort, 
S. C. ; 1 c. 
4894. Graced, b. Sept. 7, 1863. 

4895. LOAMMA Baldwin^ b. Aug. 10, 1834; d. Aug. 30, 1855. 

489G. Philo Loamaia^ b. Aug. 16, 1836; d. Sept. 17, 184S. 

4897. Prextis Mellex^ b. Aug. 9, 1838 ; m. March 2, 180.5, 
Sarah Jane Eustis, b. June 16,1844; a jeweler; residence, Beau- 
fort ; 2 c. 

4898. Charles Eustis", b. July 31, ls77 ; d. June lo, 1879. 

4899. Herbert Mayo^, b. Aug. 5, 1881. 



4900. 5. IIaxxah Tirrell", b. Feb. 15, 18o5; m, Sept. 2,1834, 
James P. Sutherland, b. Lisbon, Mo., Aug. 9, 1809 ; d. Winchester 
hospital, W. Ya., 1804; she d. April 15, 1840; 1 c. 

4901. Olive Sawtelle Sutherlaxd^ b. Palmyra, Dec. 24, 
1835: m. 1. Sept. 30, 1854, Willard \V., son of Zebnlon and Han- 
nah (Downing) Dayis, b. Oct. 31, 1S32 ; d. May 8, 1856; m. 2. Jan. 
10, 1861, Benjamin J. B., son of Benjamin and Abigail (Ingersoll) 
Small, b. July 5, 1837 ; a farmer and mason; residence, Xew Glou- 
cester; 1 c. 

4902. \V alter 11. Small', b. Jan. 8, 18G2 : unmarried, at home. 



4903. 6. JosiruA', b. Dec. 25; d. Dec. 30, 1806. 

4904. 7. Joshua Adams", b. Nov. 21, 1807 ; d. unmarried, 1828. 

4905. 8. LucRETiA Stricklaxi)', b. June 6, 1809; m. Dec. 6, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 3-io 

1831, Alexander Black Waitc, b. April 24, 1810; d. Dec. 7, 1848; 
6be d. June 30, 1857; 1 c. 

490G. Elizabeth Axx WAITE^ h. N"ov. 4, 1832; m. Feb. 14, 
]855, Gen. Oliver O. Howard, V. S. A., b. Leed^, Me.. Xov. 8. 
1830; enrolled at Eowduin College, at tbu age of 15 ; graduating at 
tlic age of 19, he received an unsolicited a])pointnieut from Maine 
as a cadet in the Militaiy Academy at West Point, which he 
entered Sept. 1, 1S50, and from which he graduated in June, 1S54, 
fourth of his class: Brevet Second Lieutenant of Ordnance, July 1, 
1854; assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, X. Y., 1854-55; Second 
Lieutenant of Ordnance, Feb. 15, 1855 ; in command of Kennebec 
Arsenal, Me., 1855-5G ; assistant at AVatcrvliet Arsenal, X. Y., 
1855; 'Chief of Ordnance duriiig Florida hostihties against the 
Seminole Indians, 1857; First Lieutenant of Ordnance, July 1, 
1857; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Ih'ofessor of Mathe- 
matics Sept. 21, 1857, to June 3, 1861; ''early in !day, 18(31, he 
offered liis services to the Governor of Maine;" resigned June 7, 
1861, to accept commission as Colonel 3d Maine Vols., June 4, 1861 ; 
served during the rebellion of the seceding States ; in the defenses 
of Washington, TJ. C, June-July, 1861 ; in command of Brigade 
in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861 ; engaged in the battle of 
Bull Run, July 21, 18r;i ; in the defenses of AVashington, I). C, 
July 23, 1861, to April 4, 1862, being engaged in reconnoissances 
to Fairfax Station, Ya., ]\Iarch 3, and to the Rappahannock, I\Iarch 
18, 1862, "connnanding a force and driving before him the troops 
of the Confederate Gen. Stuart, who had been his classmate and 
intimate friend at West Point ; the expedition ^\■as so conducted as t-o 
elicit the commendatiun of Geii. Sumner;" Brigadier-General U. S. 
Yols., Sept. 3, 1861 ; in the Yirginia Peninsular Campaign (Army 
of the Potomac), April-June, 1862, being engaged in building 
wharves and roads, and unloading stores at YorktoM'u during the 
siege of the place, A})ril 8 to May 4, 1862 ; at battle of Fair Oaks, 
June 1, 1862, "Gen. Howard in person rallied his men and re- 
established their position, which they gallantly held all da}- ; soon 
after he rapidly advanced under a hail-storm of bullets, leading the 
brigade in person, and supporting a ])art of Gen. French's line; 
still pushing on, riding in front, and cheering the enthusiastic 
troo])s, he ordered a cluu'ge ; he was twice sevei-ely wounded, losing 
ids right arm;" on sick leave of absence, disabled by wounds, June 
2 to Aug. 27, 1862, devoting himself, when convalescent, to raising- 
volunteers; '"visiting various localities in his native State, he made 



344 TIIK DESCENDANTS OF 

patriotic appeals to tlie people to come forward and sustain the 
Govornnicnt;" in the Northern Virghiia Caui])aio-n, Aug., Sept., 
1S62; engaged in a skirmish near CenterviHe, Sept. 1, 18G2 ; cov- 
ering the retreat t<. Wasliington, Sept. 1-2, 18G2 ; in the Maryland 
Campaign (Army of tlie Potomac). Sept.-Xov., 1862; engaged in 
tlie battle of Antietani, Sept. 17, 1802, where, after Gen. Sedgwick 
was wounded, he was given the command of the division ; on the 
march to Falmouth, Va., Oct.-Nov.. 1802; Major-Geueral U. S. 
Vols., Nov. 20, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of 
the .Potomac), Dec, 1862, to June, 18t»;3 ; engaged in the battle of 
Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1863 ; " in this sanguinary action his 
division was the iirst to enter tlie town and the last to leave it ;" 
in connnand of tlie llth Armv Corps from April 1, 1863; eiigaged 
in the battle of ClianceHorsville, ^Lay 2-4, i860: in command of 
llth Army Corps (Army of the Potomac), in tlie Pennsylvania 
Campaign, June-Sept., 1863 ; engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, 
July 1-3, 1863; ''on the iirst day, after Gen. Reynolds was mor- 
tally wounded, his command (the 1st Corps) devolved on Gen. 
Howard until the arrival of Gen. flancock ; Gen. Howard cccupied 
CemeteJT Hill during the terrific cannonade of the two followhig 
days;" pursuit of the enemy to AVarrentown, Ya., July, 1863; 
guarding the Orange & Alexandria Railroad near Catlett's Station, 
July-Sept., 1863; en route to Bridgejiort, Tenn., Sept. 24 to Oct. 
4, 1863 ; engaged in operations about Chattanooga, Oct. 27 to Nov. 
26, 1863 ; engaged in the action of Lookout Valley, Oct. 20, 1863 ; 
enfra<xed in the battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23-25, 1863 ; an 
ex])edition for the relief of Knoxville. Tenn., Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, 
1853 ; in occupation of Chattanooga, Dec. 17, 1863, to May 3, 1864 ; 
received thanks of Congress, Jan. 23, 1864 : " the gratitude of tlie 
American people and the thanks of their re])resentatives in Congress 
tendered to . . . Maj.-Gen. O. O. Howard and the officers and sol- 
diers of the Army of the Potomac for the skill and heroic valor 
-which, at Gettysbui'g, repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken 
and dispirited, beyond the Rappaliannock, the veteran army of the 
rebellion;" assigned to the command of the 4th Army Corps, April 
10, 1864 when the llth and 12th were consolidated to form the 
20tli Corps ; in command of the 4th Corps (Army of the Cumber- 
land) till July 27, 1864; assigned, July 27, 1864, to the command 
of the xVrmy of tlie Temiessee ; in tlie invasion of Georgia, May 3 
to Dec. 21, 1864; engaged in operations around Dalton, May 7-P2, 
1864; battle of Rcsaca, May 11-15, 1864; action of Adairsville, 
JMay 17, 1864; action of Cassville, May 10, 1864; battle of Dallas, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 345 

May 25-26, 1S04; action of Pickett's Mill, May 27, 1804, wliere be 
was woinided ; battles and skinuiplies a])out Pino and Kenesaw 
Mountains, June 20 to July 2, isol; action of Smyrna Camp- 
ground, July 4, 18t)2; combat of Peach-tree (,'reek, July 10, 1S64; 
sietjje of Atlanta, July 22-Sept. 2, 1804; combat of Ezra Church 
(in command), July 28, 1804; battle of Jonesboro', Ang. 31-Sejjt. 
1, 1804; surrender of Atlanta, Sept. 2, and occupation of the place, 
Sept. 2 to Oct. 4, 1 804 ; pursuit of rebels under (ren. Hood into 
Alabama, with frequent engagement, Oct. 4 to Xov. 1, 1804; march 
to the sea, from Atlanta to Savannah, in conunand of right wing of 
the anny, with numerous actions and skirmishes, including the com- 
bat of Griswoldville, Xov. 16 to Dec. 13, 1864 ; surrender of Savan- 
nah, Dec. 21, 1804; Brigadier General U S. Army, Dec. 21, 1804; 
in the invasion of the Carol inas, commanding the army of the Ten- 
nessee, Jan. 4 to April 20, 1865 ; engaged in the actions of Poesta- 
ligo, Jan. 14, Iviver's Bridge, Feb. 3, (3rangeburg, Teh. 12, Congaree 
Creek, Feb. 15, Chcravs-, March 3, Fayetteville, March 11; Brevet 
iSIajor-General I^. S. Army, March 13, 1865, for gallant and meri- 
torious services at the battle of Ezra Church, and during the cam- 
paign against Atlanta, Ga. ; engaged in the battle of Bentonville, 
March 20-21, 1805 ; occupation of Goldsboro, March 24, 1805, and 
numerous skirmishes during the campaign, terminating with the 
surrender of tlie rebel army under Gen. J. E. Johnston, at Durham 
Station, X. C, Ajtiil 26, 1865 ; on the march to Bicbmond, Ya., 
April 29 to May 10, 1865 ; appointed Commissioner of the Bui'eau 
of liefugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, May 12, 1865, which 
positioji he retained till June, 1872; "the majority report of the 
Congressional Cojnmittee appointed to investigate certain charges 
preferred against him recommended to the House the passage of the 
following ]'esolution : ' Jirsolrtd, That the i)olicy pursued by the 
United States toward four and a half millions of its people suddenly 
enfranchised by the events of a great civil war, in seeking to pro- 
vide for them education, to render them independent and self- 
supporting, and in extending to them civil and political equality, is 
a source of just national pride ; and that the House hereby acquits 
i\Iajor-Gen. Oliver O. Howard of the groundless and causeless 
charges kitely preferred against him, and does hereby declare and 
record its judgment, that in successfully organizing and adminis- 
tering with fidelity, integrity and ability the Frecdmen's Bui-eau, 
which has contributed so much to the accomj)]ishment of the lirst 
two of these great ends, he is deserving of the gratitude of the 
American people ;' " on duty in Ai'izona and Xew Mexico in 1872 ; 



34G THE DESCENDANTS OF 

special mission to secure a treaty of peace witli liostile Apaclies ; 
commanding the Department of the Columbia from July, 1874, to 
Jan., ISSl ; engaged in cain])aign against hostile Indians — pursuit 
and capture of tho Xcz Perce Chief Joseph, ISTT; Bannock war, 
1877; commanding the Department of West Point and Superiji- 
tendent U. S. :Milit:iry Academy, Jan. 21, 1881, to Sept. 1, 1882; 
co]innanding the Dopartmcmt of the Platte since Sept. 5, 1882 ; 
ap])ointed Major-General U. S. A., 1880 ; now in command of the Di- 
vision of the Pacific ; headquarters, Fort Mason, San Francisco ; 7 c. 

4907. Lieut. Guy liowanP, U. S. A., b. Autjusta, Me.. Dec. 16, 1855 ; m. Feb. 
14, 1SS4, Jeanie. dauf^Iiter of James Mills and Helen (Beggs) Woohvorth, 
b. April 21, T-=r)9 ; iitted for college at Andover, Mass. ; graduated Yale 
College, ISTo ; Oct. 31, 1S76, was con: missioned "M Lieutenant 12th 
U. S. Infantry ; was acting aid-de-camp in the Nez Perce war, 187? ; 
engaged in Piute and Bannock war, 1878 : commanded Indian scouts 
on the Mexican frontier of Arizona, 1879-80 ; was appointed aid on liis 
father's staff, Mar 1, 1880 ; the same year was detailed to llie artillery 
scliool at Fort Monroe, from which he gi-aduated May, 1882 : promoted 
to 1st Lieutenaiit, July 10, 1882 ; at i^resent with his regiment at Fort 
Bennett, Dakota ; 2 c. 

'1908. Helen Howard'^ b. Dec. o, 1884. 

4908a. Otis Woolworth Howard^", b. Feb. 11, 1887. 

4009. Grace Ellen ^oward^ b. Leeds, June 22, 18.j7 ; m. Sept. 17, 1879, James 
T. Gray ; residence, Vancouver, W. T. ; 4 c. 

4910. Elizabetli Howard Gray'", b. July 27, 1880. 

4911. Mary Augusta Gray'", b. Jan. 23, 1882. 

4912. Grace Whitman Gray"', b. Jan. 20, 1884. 
4912a. Jeanie Gray"\ b. Dec. 14, 1885. 

4913. James Waite Howard", b. West Point. N. Y., Dec. 1. 1860. 

4914. Chancey Otis Hov>'ard^ b. Augusta, Me., May 3, 1803 ; m. Dec. 4, 1880, 
Alice Ruskin ; residence, Omaha. Neb. ; 1 c. 

4914a. Mary Howard"', b. in the fall of 1887. 

4915. John Howard^ b. Washington, D. C. June 15, 186G. 

4910. Harry Stinson Ho^v•ard^ b. Wasliington, D. C., July 25, 1869. 
4917. Bessie Howard', b. Washington, D. C, Sept. 19, 1871. 



•1918. 9. Silvester Strickland', h. May d, 1811; m. 1. June 

19, 1834, Xancy ^Earia, daughter of Eleazer E. and ]\rarian (Knight) 
"Waite of Liverm-av, b. Oct. 31. PSU; d. June 2i;, ls72, m. 2. Fel). 

20, 1878, :\[rs. Harriet J. (Merrill) lie wett, widow of Kufus llewett 
and daughter of Col. Levi and JXancy (Ilale) ]\Ierrill. b. Oct. 2, 1S2'); 
was a farmer in Turner till IS.M), when he removed to Oshkosli. 
Wis.; now engaged in lumbering; residence, IJortonville ; () c, all 
b. Turner. 

4910. Oscar A^.lnly\ b. Dec. 1, 18;3.-> ; m. July 17, 1859, Pispah 
Jones, daughter of Lee and 1 )etsL'y Hriggs (Jones) Leavitt, !>. Turner, 
Jan. 12, ls;>8; a farmer; residence, Xo. Turner Pridge ; 2 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 347 

4920. Lester Leavitt^ b. July 13, 1801 ; at present in California. 

4921. Elizabeth :^Ial•ia^ b. July 16, 1803 : graduated at Hebron Academy, 
1882 ; at liome. 

4022. OscA :^^AKIA^ b. May fJ, 1S42; m. llortoiiville, ]\rarcli 
10, ISOl, Ashlev A. Brig-gs ; lie served in the army ; is a lumber- 
ma]! ; residence, Ilortcnville ; slie d. Jidy 13, 1870; 2 c. 

4923. Burdette S. Briggs'. b. Dec. 23. ISO."). 

4924. Flavilla O. Briggs'-', b. March 5, 1^08. 

4925. Orson Sawtellk^ b. April 4, 1S44; d. Sept. 11, 1S46. 

4020. LuciNDA Peklkv^ b. ye])t. 1, 1845 ; m. ^^jy. 30, 1868, 
Jolm McMiirdocli; a carpenter; residence, Ilortonville ; no issue ; 
they have ad()])tc(.l one of the children of her sister, Osca M. 
Bi'iggs. 

4927. ^^KLLiE M.^ b. Sept. 12, 1848; m. 1. June 27, 1S6S, 
Eolyette Brooks; was divorced: m. 2. Ilortonville, Aug. 21, 1878, 
William J. Stewart ; b. Sept. 3, 1851 ; a merchant ; residence, Mason 
City or Xora Springs, la. : 2 c. 

492S. Ina Mabel Stewart'', b. Nora Springs, Jan. 9, 1880. 
4929. Amanda :Mar;a Stewarts b. Mas'Ui City, Oct. 7, 1882. 

4030. Alexander B.\ b. April 1, 1854; m. Yinland, Wis., Fel). 
19, 1875, Eliza M. Briggs ; residence, Appleton, Wis.; 2 c, b. Ap- 
pleton. 

4931. Irene L.^ b. Jan. 14, 1878. 

4932. lUrj A.\ b. Jan. 4, 1882. 

4033. 10. :N[ary Gorham', b. AVhitman, Api-il 17, 1813 ; m. Xov. 
13, 1834, Henry, son of James and Judith (Crane) Timberlake, b. 
Livermore, March 20, 1811; d. 1807; she d. Louisville, Ky., Oct. 
25, 1848 ; 2 c, b. Livermore, Me. 

4034. William Henry Timberlake^ b. Aug. 20, 1836; m. 
Harrison Co., Ind., April 18, 1858, Amelia IL, daughter of Col. 
St. Clair Young ; the following is taken entire from " Biographi- 
cal Sketches of Eminent Men of Kansas v' 

"His parents emigrated to Louisville, Ky., when he was but 8 
years old, who'c his mother died when he was but 12 years old and 
lie was then sent to .Maine by his father, and classically educated at 
the Maine Wesleyan Seminary, at ICent's Hill. On completing his 
education he removed to Corydon, Harrison Co., Ind., whei-e he 
studied law with Hon. Thomas V. Slaughter, and Hon. AV. Q. 
Gi-esham, the former n(.w judge of the district court, and the latter 
judge of the United States district court of Indiana, two of the 



348 ■ THE DESCENDANTS OF 

most eminent jurists of the State. On Leino- admitted to the bar 
he formed a law ])artnership witli Judge Greshani, and establislied 
an office at Leavenwoi-th, CraM'ford CV)., Ind., ^vhere lie practiced 
law for a short time, when he removed to Corydon, ]nirchased and 
took possession of the Con/don Arrjus, and continued it until after 
the commencement of Lincoln's administration, ably advocating the 
l-vc])ublican cause. This position he relinquished to accept an appoint- 
ment in the Interior T)e})arrmenr. and was on his way to AVashington 
from J'liiladelphia and had readied Havre de Grace, Maryland, 
M'hen the ]\[assacluisetts troops were fired into at Baltimore (the 
first blood shed in the war), and the bridges between him and Jjalti- 
more burned. He then rejoined his wife at Livermore, Me., where 
she was visiting, and remained there until the first battle of Bull 
Bun, when, ins]ured with patriotism, he, in conjunction with liis 
cousin, Lee Sti-ickland, organized Co. C, of the Sth ]Maine A'ols., of 
which lie was made second lieutenant, and his regiment being 
ordered to AYashington was assigned to the command of Thomas 
T\". Sherman, in charge of the e.\]»cditionarv corps, for the capture 
of Hilton Head, S. C, in which he participated, and they after- 
wards erected the fortifications for the protection of the harbor, 
then the headquartei-s of the southern naval station. On account 
of being attacked with coast fever, he resigned his commission, re- 
turned to Lidiana, and, on recovering, aided in enlisting and organ- 
izing the Slst Indiana Regimeni, of which he was commissioned 
first lieutenant and adjutant. He participated in the battles of 
Perryville and Stone River. He afterwards assisted in organizing 
the L3tli Indiana Cavalry, and with it participated in the battles of 
Kashville and Mobile, under command of General Hatch. This 
command received news of Lee's surrender at Eufaula, Alabama, 
while on an exjiedition under General Grierson, and he Avas detailed 
as confidential clerk in the adjutant-generars office, for the Xorthern 
District of Alississippi, headqnarters at Jackson, nnder General 
Osterhaus, in which position he served until mnstered out in Oct., 
18G5. 

On leaving the ai-niy he returned to Harrison Co., Ind., and on 
account of the murder of his nncle and brother-in-law, Col. John 
Timberlake, his time was occu]ned for over two years in charge of 
liis family and estate and the prosecution of his mnrderer, as well 
as looking after his oavu interests which had suffered greatly during 
the war. In 1S70 he removed to Kansas, settling in Cherokee 
Co., whei'e he has since been engaged in the ju'ofession of a teacher 
and for the last four years has been pi'incipal of the Columbus 



JOHN" WIIIT^irAX OF WEYMOUTH. 349 

graded seliools. In 1870 lie was tlie Republican candidate for 
probate judge of Clierokee Co., and after an active, exciting cam- 
paign wai^ defeated bv a very small majority, owing to a fi.sion of 
the Demoei-atie and (Treenback parties. 

Mr. Timberlake stands among tlie al)lest of the educators of the 
State. lie has made the Columbus schools a inodel of order and 
educational advancement. He is a man. of iine address, an able 
speaker and a patriotic citizoi." At present date, 1S.S2, Mr. Tim- 
berlake is engaged in the real estate business and located at Colum- 
bus, Ks. ; 3 c. 

4935. Stanley Young Timber]ake^ b. March 37, 1860. 

4936. Henry St. Clair Timberlake^ b. May 14, 1862. 
4936a. Rose E. Timberlake'', b. March 9, 1871. 

4937. LuciNDA TiMKEKLAKiv, d. aged 14 weeks. 



4938. 11. Sakah Goiuiam', b. Jan. 27, 'iSIG; m. Nov. 5, 1835, 
Everett Howard, son of Tilden and Abigail (Jones) Jones, b. 
Turner, Feb. 7, 1816 ; kept a shoe store for some years at Lewiston, 
then went to Boston and kept a hotel thei-e for a few months ; then 
returned to Lewiston, where he d. Aug. 19, 1875 ; his widow re- 
sides Lewiston ; 3 c. 

4939. 0]iESTES F AIRFIELD JoNES'^, b. May G, 1845 ; has been an 
invalid for many years ; uimiarried ; residence, Lewiston. 

4940. Eva Mary Jones^ b. Portland, ]\[ay 24, 1S4G ; m. Bow- 
doin, Aug. 28, 1871, William Plaisted, son of Peter and Elizabeth 
(Plaisted) Miller, b. Cape Elizabeth, April 27, 1842 ; a cooper ; 
residence, Portland ; 2 c, b. Cape Elizabeth. 

4941. William Everett Miller^ b. July 7, 1872. 

4942. George Howard Miller^ b. Sept. 3, 1878. 

4943. Minnie Lucketia Jones^ b. Lewiston, May 13, 1853; m. 
Aug. 10, 1881, Eev. John Quincy Adams of Bowdoin, b. Jan. 18, 
1830 ; he graduated at Bates and Bowdoin Colleges ; is settled at 
So. Parsoniield, Me.; no issue. 



4944. 12. LrciNDA Peuley', b. ^Larch 30, 1819; m. May 18, 
183T, Silas Timberlake; she d. Oct. 1, 1849 ; he m. 2. Sarah Loper 
of Livermore ; m. 3. Lizzie Campbell ; 2 c. that d. in infancy. 

4945. 13. Novella Avilda\ b. Aju-il 29, 1822; m. Xov. 22, 
1844, Samuel, smi of Samuel Kicks, b. June 21, 1820; a caulker 
by trade ; is now a farmer ; residence, Lewiston ; she d. Dec. 12, 
1886 ; 2 c. 



350 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

494*1. Eo>;abella Augusta Hicks-, b. Auburn, Dec. 7,1846; m. 
Lewi-stuii, Fel)., lSSf>. Caj)!. .lames John, son of John Perley and 
Emilv (Cruswell) Emerson, b. ^NFcrrv, ^le., :Marc]i 2S, 1S45 ; be served 
iu ITtli r. S. Infantry from Sept., 1861 — Xov. 186S ; was promoted 
to Lieutenant and to Ca})tain in 1866 ; resigned from the army and 
took charo-e of the docks of the Cunard S. S. Co. at Boston ; she 
d. June, 1886 ; 1 c. 
4947. "William Sherinaii Emerson^ b. Auburn, Feb. o, 18G7. 

4948. William Alexander Hicks®, b. March 5, 1851 ; d. 1853. 



4949. Deacon Eleazer-^ (386), Eleazer\ Nicholas^ 
Thomas-, John\ b. Sept. 5, 1755; m. Feb. 20, 1778, Mary, 
dauo-bter of Vroodbridg-e Brown of Abington ; be inherited 
tlie paternal homestead in Abington, and like his father 
was for manv years a deacon in the church ; served in the 
State militia during the Eevolutionary Avar, and went to 
Rhode Island in Capt. Nathan Alden's Company upon the 
alarm of July 22, 1780; his wife d. Feb. 15, 1832, aged 
79; he d. Dec. 5, 1846, aged 91 ; his will was dated Oct. 
30, 1836, and probated April, 1847; 8 c. I. Mary"^; II. 
Hannah^' ; III. Asa« ; IV. Daniel" ; V. Eleazer" ; VI. Dor- 
othy^'; VII. Abigail; VIII. Emery'\ 

4950. I. Mary«, b. May 3, 1779 ; m. May 5, 1803, Eliab 
Noyes of Abington, b. Feb. 12, 1778; d. July 14, 1826; 
residence, xVbington ; she d. Jan. 23, 1868, aged 89; 9 c, 
all b. Abington. 

4951. 1. Abigail Xoyes'', b. May 28, 1805 ; m. Jan., 1823, Aus- 
tin, sou of AVoodbridge and Harriet (]^^orton) Brown, b. April 4, 
1798 ; a shoemaker ; residence, Whitman ; 4 c. 

4952. Bela X. BrowxS, ],. April 23, 1824; d. xiug. 1, 1848; 
unmarried. 

4953. Austin AVhitman Bkown^ b. Jan. 20, 1826; m. Dec. 2, 
1852, Eosilla. dau^liter of Jacob W. and Jane L. (Xott) Whitcomb ; 
residence, Abington ; no issue. 

4954. Abuy WniTMAN BkownS b. Jan. 20, 1836 ; m. 

4955. Henry H. Buown^ h. June 15. 1839; m. Dec. 13, 1851, 
Martha A. Ilobbins ; residence, AVhitman ; 6 c. 



JOUX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 351 

495r)a. Nellie F. Bro^vn^ b. Feb. 8, 1859 ; d. Nov. 11, 1863. 
4950. Harrison A. Brown", b. July 31, 1861 ; in. Fliza E.. daughter of James 
and Eliza (Ramsdell) P()o!c ; residence, Wlntnian ; no issue. 

4957. Fred Sylvester Brown-', b. May 3, 1861 : ni. Dec. 24, 1882, Flora Sturte- 
vant of Halifax, Mass.; residence, AVliitnian ; no issue. 

4958. Frank Ellsworth Brown^ b. Feb. 18, 1807. 

4959. Josepliine Frances Brown°, b. Jan. 22, 1869 ; m. D. Chester Sampson ; 
residence. Whitman. 

4900. Edith Marion Brown'', b. July 4, 1882. 



4961. 2. :\Iaky Xoyes', b. Feb. 21, ISOG; m. Oct. 5, 1829, 
Cyrus Eecd, b. Aug., 1800; d. Oct. 2, 1850; a farmer; she resides 
AVliitman ; 2 c, both iniiiiarried, at home. 

4902. Cyrus Eeed^ b. Dec. 16, 1831. 

4963. S.VMLEL ^V. Ree])^ b. Dec. 15, 1837. 



4964. 3. IIanxaii Xoy]:s', b. Dec. 14, 1807 ; m. Oct. 22, 1835, 
Saumel Eeed, b. Oct. 22. 1806; d. Jan. 20, 1887; a farmer ; resi- 
dence, Wliitman, where she d. Feb. 12, 1887 ; no issue. 

4965. 4. Eltab Madison Xoyes^, b. Xov. 23, 1809; m. Oct. 
30, 1831, Polh' AV., dang-litei- of Jolm and Susanna (AVhlte) Eoole, 
b. April, 1810 ; residence, AVhitman, wliere he d. Ang. 1, 1873 ; 5 c. 

4966. Awn- Augusta Xoyes^, b. Sept. 24, 1834; d. Sept. 29, 
1853. 

4967. Eliab Madison :Xoyes, Jr.8, b. Ang. 13, 1837; m. July 
4, 1859, Annie ^V., daugliter of George and Ljdia (Gardiner) 
Murphy, b. Dec. 14, 1837; residence, "Wliitman; 7 c. 

4968. Effie M. 'Noyes^ b. April 25, 1860 ; m. Oct. 16, 1881, Barney B., son of 
Ira B. and Martha (Boynton) Baldwin, b. Oct. 15, 1858 ; residence, 
Whitman ; 2 c. 

4969. Lottie B. Baldwin^", b. March 23, 1882. 
4969a. Annie May Baldwin'", b. :\Iarcli 10, 1887. 

4970. Carrie A. Noyes% b. Dec. 22, 1861 ; m. Oct. 15, 1881. George A., son of 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Sncll) Bailey ; residence, Brockton ; 1 c. 

4970a. Jennie May Bailey i", b. July 21, 1884. 

4971. Lottie A. Noyes^ b. March 5, 1865 ; d. Dec. 11, 1869. 

4972. Annabel Noyes^ b. Nov. 22, 1870 ; d. Jan. 16, 1872. 

4973. Idella M. Noyes^ b. Feb. 28, 1872. 

4974. Annie Florence Noyes^, b. Nov. 9, 1874. 

4975. William Artlmr Noyes-', b. Dec. 25, 1881. 

4976. Lukana Pooi.e JSoyes^, b. Marcli 30, 1844; d. Jan. 5, 
1845. 

4977. LuuANA Poole Xoyes^, b. Aug. 22, 184(5; m. Dec. 31, 
1871, Franh A., son of Lorcn/o and Lucy (l^omiey) Barnes, b. Feb. 
23, 1846; a carpenter; residence, AVliitman ; 1 c. 

4978. Lucy Abbie Barnes', b. Oct. 25, 1872. 



THE DESCP^XDANTS OF 



4970. Maky White XoYKs^ h. Oct. 81, H^rA ; m. Dec. 31, 1871, 
George W„ son of Winslow and Plicelie (Paiiiisdoll) Conaut ; resi- 
dence, So. AVevniontli ; 2 e. 

4980. Winslow Xoyes Conaiil'-', b. Juno '?, 1879. 
4980a. Bessie Augusta Co)iant'\ b. iMareli 20, 1884. 



4981. 5. IJuLDAH XoYKs', b. Oct. 28, 1811; in. Xov. 15, 1880, 
Charles, son of Chri>topher and ]\[ary (r,rown) 15ates, b. July 5, 
1809; residence, AVhitniaii ; she d. Aug. 8, 1875 ; 8 c. 

4982. iyiAKY Elizabeth HvjesS, b. Auo-. 22, 1881: in. A\\<^ 8 
18()7, Pelham, son of Tho]na> and Marv (Groce) Winslow of Kock- 
land, Mass. ; she d. Juh- 22. 1888 ; no issue. 

4983. Aeby Whitman- BATEs^ b. Oct. 31, 1833; m. May 31, 
1857, Oman Martin, son of Alvin and Eliza (French) Cole; she d. 
I^J'ov. 15, 1860 ; residence, Brockton ; 4 c. 

4984. Charles Everett Cole^ b. July 24, 1858 ; m. Sept. 17, 1878, Susan Au- 
gusta, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Mitchell) Severance, b. Oct. 30, 
1857 ; residence, "Wliitman ; 2 c. 

4985. CoW, b. ; d. June IG, 1880. 

4986. Emst Walter Cole'", b. Feb. 28, 1882. 

4987. Henry Chester Cole'', b. Aug. 17, 1860 ; m. May 9. 1882, Addie Florence, 
daughter of Enos Haws and Elizabeth (Drake) Gill, b. Stoughton, Aug. 
1, 1862 ; residence, Whitman ; 8 c. 

4988. Minnie Whitman Cole"', b. Aug. 20, 1882. 
4988a. Allie Mae Cole"\ b. Feb. 18, 1885. 

49S8b. Enna Florence Cole'", b. April 12, 1887, 

4989. Frank Martin Cole^ b. Oct. 10, 1865 ; m. Jan. 30, 1887, Bertlia Thayer, 
daughter of George Thayer and Abbie Jane (Packard) Whitcomb, b. 
Brockton, March 14, 1860 ; residence, Brockton. 

4990. Maiy Ella Cole'', b. Jan. 11, 1868. 

A 4991. IIelex Finances EatesS b. Sept. 1, 1S8G; in. May IC, 
18(»1, Algernon A., son of Asaph and Mehitable (Xoyes) Peterson; 
she d. July 11, 1^70; 2 c. 

4991a. Harriet Eliza Peterson-', b. Feb. 12, 1862 ; d. May 19, 1867. 
4991b. Sumner Williams Peterson^, b. March 18, 1863. 



4002. Ck Josiah Emery Xoyes', b. May 16, 1814 ; in. April, 1852, 
Sarah Ann", daughter of Dr. Daniel' and Sarah (Porter) "^Vhitman, 
b. Aug. 20, 1821 ; see line. 

4003. 7. Olive P. Xoyes', b. .AFarch 10, 1817; m. Xov. 29, 
1838, Lysander, son of Peri and Sallie (Tut(le) Teague, b. Turner, 
Jan. 31, 181 r,; d. Whitman, Feb. 15, 1876; 5 c. 

4004. ]\Laky Yka^cks Teague^, b. June 21 ; d. Oct. 15, 1843. 



JOHN WIIIT:irAX OF WEY.^rOLTTH. 353 

4905. EiXA ^[xnix Tkaguk\ b. :\[;ii-eli 1, IS^ti : m. July 18, 

ISGl, Otis T., son of EJeazer F. and Almira (Jones) AVitlierill, b. 

Jan, 22, JS4-1; i-esidcnee. AVJiitman ; 3 e. 

4996. Ethel Maria Witherill', h. Fob. -21, 1SG7 : m. Doc. 24, 1SS3, Llewellyn 
K., son of Leu-is and Harriet E. (Russell) Goulding ; residrncc, Whit- 
man •,2 c. 

4996a. Ilattie C. Gouldiiig''\ I). Jan. 21 ; d. Aug. 15. 18S5. 

49901). Walter F. Goulding'", b. April 6, 18S6 : d. April 11, 18S7. 

499T. Ralph Merton Witherill', b. Sept. 18 ; d. Oei. 11, 1878. 

4998. Harrison Grey Otis Witherill', b. June 16, 1875. 

4099. Ida Flokence Teague\ b. Oct. 1. l^ra ; lu. Julv 2, 1873, 
John lioswell. son of John and Lydia ( Harris) Teao-ne; b. Fnrner 
Me. ; residence, AVliitniaii : no issue. 

5000. Maxdaxa Melanie Teague-, b. Auo-. 7, 1853; m. Feb. 
11, 1882, Eoger Sherman, son of David and Lvdia (Ames) Howard ; 
residence, Easton ; 1 c. 
5001. Mabel Sherman Howard'', b. Aug. 10, 1832. 

5002. Isabella Inez Brown Teagne', b. Dec, 11, 1855 ; m. June 
18, 1873, Frank AV., son of James and Joan (Bird) Mnllen ; resi- 
dence, ]>ri)chton ; 3 c. 

5003. Esther B. Mullen\ b. Jan. 23, 1874. 
5003a. Edward A. Mullen", b. Oct. 9, 1876. 

5004. Clifford G. Mullen-', b. Aug. 18, 1879 ; d. :May 27, 1880. 



5005. 8. Anxe Emei:y Xoyes", b. Sept. 9, 1819 ; nn Nov, 14, 
1839, Edward Bates, son of Asaph T, and Betty (Bates) Peterson, 
b, Abington, Sepr, 4, 1818; residence, AVhitman ; 5 c, all reside 
"Wliitman, 



o( 



)00G. JuEiA Ax^'A Petj^i^sox-, b. Dec. 17, 1840; ]]i. Jan. 22, 
1867, Isaiah Xewlon, son of Isaiah and Deborah (Thomas) Tillson, 
b. Abington. Sept. 13, 1831) ; 4 c. 

5007. Grace Evonette Tillson-, b. Feb. 23, 1868, m. April 8, 1886, Oscar F., 
son of William and Anne (LeCain) Webb. b. Granville, N. S., May 89, 
1857 ; 1 c. -! 

5007a. Dare Harcourt Webb"\ b. Aug. 9, 1887. 

5008. Adella Florence Tillson'', b. April 18, lb69. 

5009. Marion Julia Tillson-', b. Nov. 15, 1871. 

5010. Isaiah Lev^-is Tillson'-', b. July 18, 1874. 

5011. Geokge EDv.-Ani) Peteesox"*, b. A])ril 7, 1843; m. Xov. 
25, 18GG, Ilannali Ellen, daughter of Seward and Hannah (Adams) 
Lee, b. ISTewbui-^-iJort, Oct. 8, 1844 ; G c. 

5013. Ernest Lee Peter3on^ b. Aug. 23, 1867 ; d. Dee. 14, 1870. 
5013. Bertha May Peterson'', b. Oct. 13, 1SG9. 
23 



354 THE i^ESCENDANTri OF 

5014. Aunie Evelyn I'eterson'', b. Nov. 12, 1870. 

5015. Edward Berthold Peter.sou'', b. Dec. 20, 1871. 
5010. Estelle Lee Peterson", b. Jan. 21, 1875. 
501Ga. Luella Ashton Peterson'', b. Nov. 30, 1884. 

501T. Alma Amklia rKTEuyoN^, b. Ap]-il 22, ISiG ; lu. Dec. 7, 
3SGS, Setli J\'rkiiis, son of Cvrus and Clara (Xash) Gnrney, b. E. 
Bridgewater, Fob. 1. 183T; -J- c. 

5018. Clara Nasli Gnrney'', b. Oct. 15, 1870. 

5019. Harold Perkins Gurney-', 1). Feb. 4, 1873. 

5020. Anna Noyes Gurney'. b. Feb. 24. 1875. 

5021. Leila Ro.se Gurney'', b. Nov. 23, 1882. 

5022. CiiAKLEs Walter Elery Peterson % b. July 2, 1857; d. 
Aug. 30, 1858. 

6023. Laura Ellen Petersons, b. Xov. 23, i860; m. Nov. 30, 
1882, Edwin Wlntney, son of Issaclier and Betsey C. (Taylor) Ever- 
son, b. AVJiitnian, March 11, I'^OO; 1 c. 

5023a. Harlnn Austin Evcrson", b. May 24, 1885. 



5021. 9. Susanna II. Pratt Xoyes', b. Oct. 31, 1824 ; m. Xov. 
11, 1842, John Bnzzell, soil of Rev. Joscpli and Polly (Dearborn) 
Hutchinson, b. Hartford, ]\[e., Xov. 13, 1821; d. Franklin, La., 
May 10, 1803 ; was Sergeant Co. E. Ith Mass. Yols. ; she and her 
children reside at Whitman ; 7 c. 

5025. Susan Frances HuTcniNsoN^,- b. Jan. 1, 1815; unmarried. 

5026. JosEi-n Wilson Hutchinson ^ b. Oct. 11, 1818 ; unmarried. 

5027. Charles Austin HutchinsonS, b. Feb. 3, 1851 ; m. March 
28, 1880, Sarah Frances, daughter of Joseph and Adeline (Leigh- 
ton) Keen, b. June 15, 1859 ; 1 c. . 

5028. Cora May Hutebiuson^ b. Nov. 7, 1880. 

5029. Samuel Soule Hutchinson s, b. X^ov. 30, 1854; m. Sept. 
20, 1881, Xellie Gertrude, daughter of AVarren and Harriet (]\rann) 
Lane, b. Feb. 3, 1802 ; 1 c. 

5030. MjTa Gertrude IIutchinson^ b. Oct. 13, 1882, ^ 

5031. BoscoE Algernon HutciiinsonS, b. Aug. 23, 1857; grad- 
uated at iJartmouth College, 1883 ; principal of High School, 
Groveland, Mass.; unmarried. 

5032. Alice May Hutchinson % b. Aug. 1, 1800; m. Sept. 29, 
1883, Albert "Westoii, son of James and ]Marcia (Walker) Faii-banks, 
b. May 28, 1858; 1 c. 

5033. Mina Weston Fairbanks'', b. April 20, 1884. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 355 

5034. jtVNXp:TTE Xoyes IIutciiinsox*^, b. Oct. 24, lS(i2 ; iimnar- 
ricd. 

5035. IT. Hannah", h. 1781; m. Sept. IG, 1S02, Moses 
Noyes, T). Abino-toii, 1777; d. Sept. 7, 1841; his fatlie 
was of the Daniel and Epliraim Xoyes family of Abinj^ton, 
and his mother is said to have been a daufi'hter of Jacob 
AVhitmarsh of Abin^'ton ; the lather enlisted in the Massa- 
chnsetts reenforcement, and is thouglit to have died about 
the time of the battle of White I-'lains; his mother after- 
wards married a Pool and went to Xew York State ; Moses 
"was apprenticed to a jeweler, but being inclined to sttidy, 
fitted for college and graduated at Brovrn University, 1801 ; 
was fo]' many ^'ears a noted teacher ; residence, Providence ; 
she d. April", i849 ; 1 c. 



5030. 1. John Lr.Aiiyi.D Xoyes^ h. Provideiiec, Mai'ch 29, 1S09 ; 
m. July 11, 1830, Pliebe Maria, daugliter of William and Mrs. 
Phebe (Pratt) (Clnn-eli) Cobb, b. Xautucket, Jinie 22, 1S14; d. 
Providence, xVng. 6, 1SS3 ; by profession an accountant ; residence, 
3 Niagara st., Providence ; 7 c. 

5037. AYiLLiAM G. XoYKS^ b. June 27, 1831; d. July 29, 1832. 

5038. Hannah Maria X'oyes^ b. July 8, 1833; m. Feb. 29, 
1800, George W., son of George and Susan (Wyer) Cobb, b. Feb. 
22, 1829 ; d. March G, 1SS3 ; she d. ]\rarch 0, 1809 ; 1 c. 

5039. Henry Dwight Cobb^. b. March 3, 1861 ; uumarried ; resideuce, N, Y. 
City ; address, 137 Broadway. 

5040. JojiN WnmiAN X^oyes^, b. Oct. 29, 1835 ; m. Oct. 12, 
1864, Eliza Gai-dner, daughter of Frcdci'ick W. and Juditli (Brock) 
Cobb (F. W. Cobb was a brotlier to George W. Cobb) ; residence, 
Providence, where he d. ]\Jarcli 21, 1872 (she afterwards ni. George 
G. Bro^^^l) ; 1 c. 
5041. Louise Judith Noyes-". 

5042. Geokge CoBi5 Xoyes*^, b. Aug. 4, 1S38 ; ni. Xov, 5, 1867, 
Laura, daughter of Samuel and Laura (Tyler) Greene, b. Oct. 9, 
1842 ; he is assistant cashier of Globe Xational Bank ; resideuce, 
98 Benefit st.. Providence ; 4 c. 

5048. Laura Greene Noyos^ b. July 27, 1809. 

5044. George "Wilson Noyos^ b. Jan. 11, 1871 ; d. Aug., 1876. 



356 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5045. Arthur Hamilton Noyos'', b. May ",'3, 1874. 

5046. Agnes Katharine Noyes'', b. Dec. 1. 1882. 

5047. Mary Xuvks", b. Marcli 3, 1845 ; d. Marcli 27, 1871. 

50-iS. Louise AVili.is Xoyks^ b. Deo. '21, is.V^ ; d. Aug. 29, 18:)4. 

5049. Ai!i;y CnAiiLr»TTE X(,)yes"^, b. Xov. 3, 185(3; miniarried. 
at home. 

50r)0. ITI. AsA«, b. Nov. 15, 1782; m. Feb. IG, 1820, 
Eachel'"', daughter of Tlioiiins and Polly (Whitman-^) Cham- 
berlain, b. Dec. 15, 17811 ; d. April 26, 1878, aged 89 ; he d. 
Jan. 1, 1827; 2 c. 

5051. 1. Asa Thomas', b. Xov. 19, 1821 ; di. Xov. 27, 1 845, xVlbina 
Sherman ; he d. June 20, 1875 ; she resides E. Bridgewater ; 5 c. 

5052. CL.i>jExcE Meeion', b. Dee. 22, 1847; d. Feb. 19, 1869. 

5053. Ell.v Alreva^;, b. June 30, l>-5(»; nE June 12, 1870, Wil- 
liam G. liamsdell, b. Ang. 10, 1 84*] ; residence, E. J]ridgewater ; 3 c. 

5054. Inez Gertrude RamsdcU^ b. Jan. U, 18?]. 

5055. Ella Isabel Ramsdell-', b. Dec. 19, 1874. 

5056. Annis May Ranisdeir% b. Xov. 10. 187G. 

5057. AsA^, b. Feb., 1854; a niejcliant ; umnarried, residence, 
Campello. 

5058. Mary Jane-, b. Sept. 28. 1859; m. Sept. 28, 1881,Ileiirv 
M. Atkinson ; a la\vye]- ; residence, Passaic, X. J., where he d. Jnne 
IS, 1SS7 ; 2 c. 

5058a. Henry 31. Atkinson-', b. Dec. 7, 1884. 
5058b. I^Iary J. Atkinson-', b. May 20, 1886. 

5059. Frank Herbert'', 1). July 18, 3868; a clerk. 

5060. 2. :^[ary Jane^, b. Dec. 2, Ln22 ; d. unmarried, Chelsea. 
AdHI 15, 1858. 



5061. IV. Dr. DanieP', b. April 12, 1784; m. 1. Dec. 
6, 1810, Sarah", daugliter of Capt. James and Mary (Whit- 
maiP) Porter, b. July 8, 17!)2; d. April 27, 1831; in. 2. 
Nov. 30, 1830, Jeannette Chamberlain: slie d. Feb. 16, 
1853; he d. April 30, 1870, aged 04; gradnated at Brown 
University, 1800, having been prepared for college by 
Rev. Natlian Gurney of Titicnt ; studied medicine ^vith Dr. 
Fearing of ]>ridge^vater ; though taking the degree of M.D. 



JOHN WH^r.^[AX of weymouth. 35< 

lie was adverse to tlie practice of that profession, and de- 
voted himself to liis farm at E. l^ridgewater ; 3 c. 

5or)2. 1. Sakvu Axx', V). Alio-. 20, 1S21 ; m. April, 1S52, Josiali 
Emery*, son of Elial) and ]\rarv (Wliitnian-j ]!^^ojes, b. ^lay 16, 
181-1: ; residence, E. l^ridgevaiter ; 1: c. 

50G3. Daniel Xi^ves^, b. Ain-il 17, 1S53 ; m. Dec. 4, 1SS2, 
Amelia E. AVillianis of Brockton ; a farmer ; residence, E. Bridge- 
Avater, on the old Dea. AVhitman liuniestead, near the Whitman 
line ; no issue. 

5001. Sarah Elizabeth Xoves'", b. Oct. 14, 1851; m. Jnne 6, 
1870, Edward Tyler ; residence, Whitman ; 5 c. 

5065. AVilliam HeniT Tyler^ b. Aug. 12, 1878. 

5066. Mary Ella Tyler-', b. Sept. 2G, is:9. 

5067. Sarah Francis Tyler% b. Oct. 4, 18^0. 
506S. Bertha May Tyler^ b. Dec. \2, IsSl. 

5009. (Unnamed) Tyler^ b. May 27 ; d. Aug. 0, 1SS3. 

507(>. George AVatson' Xoyes^, b. Xov. 10, 1857; unmarried; 
residence, Whitman. 

5071. Nellie Mai^ia Xoyes-, b. Jtily 9, 1SG2; m. Jan. 1, 1887, 
Lyman Ford ; residence, Syracnse, X. Y. 

5072. 2. Ha^xxah Porter', b. Oct. 1, 1823 ; m. Jnne 20, 1817, 
Benjamin Henry Fisher; she d. withont issue, June 18, 1863; he 
has since married. 

5073. 3. Orinda Hyde', b. Jtme 20, 1827 ; m. June 14, 1852, 
James Harvey^, son of Harvey' and ]\rary (Gurney) Fullertou, 1). 
June 27, 1828 ; residence. Whitman ; see line. 

5074. 4. Daniel, Jr.', b. April 8, 1829 ; d. Aug. 12, 1830. 

5075. 5. Mary', b. ; d. Apiil, 1831. 



5076. V. Eleazer*^, b. Jane 25, 1785 ; m. Sept. 17, 1812, 
Nabby, daughter of Joslnni and Mary (Pratt) Pratt, b. 
1785 ; d. Nov. 29, 1871 ; he d. March, 1857, aged 72 ; 5 c. 



5077. 1. Orinda Hyde', b. Xov. 16, 1813; d. Jan. 12, 1827. 

5078. 2. Moses Xoyes'', b. Aug. 25, 1815 ; ^vent to Callao, Peru ; 
m. a Peruvian, and d. about 187t), leaving a family of 7 c. 

5079. 3. Harriet Pratt', b. Dec. 16, 1817; m. July 10, 1839 



358 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Russell J. AVliitmaii ; he came from Up])er Jay, X. Y., and was 
prol)al)ly a descendant of tlie Valentine AVlntman family of Provi- 
dence ; he left home in 18^4 hi search of health and all trace of 
him lias heen lost; she resides E. P>ridij;ewater ; 3 c. 

5080. Joseph Ma:;lky", h. March IC, 1840; m. Aug. 4, 18G2, 
Elizaheth D. Munrue ; he enlisted fur l' months, Se])t., 18f-.2, in Co. 
K, 3d ]\Iass. Vols. ; residence, Matiield ; 7 c. 

5081. Harriet D;lvis^ b. Aug. 4, 1864. 

5082. Russell Elmer', b. Sept. 21, 186G. 

5083. Alice Newton^, b. Jan. •.>6, 1S68. 

5084. Walter E.% b. Feb. 17, 1869 ; d. March 2, 1884. 

5085. Joseph Everett^ b. Sept. 15, 1870. 

5086. Amiie Elizabeth-, b. June 13, 1872. 

5087. Jessie Wilbur^ b. Aug. 7, 1873. 

5088. Helen Makia', b. Oct. 10, 1842; m. April 20, 1804, 
George II. Dyer ; residence, E. Bridgewater ; 1 c. 
5089. Mary Alberta Dyer% b. April 30, 1866. 

5090. ]\lAiir', b. Dec. 9, 1844; m. July 23, 1805, Charles H. W., 
son of Eev. Charles AV. and Eliza A]inie Adams (Bigelow) "Wood, 
b. Ashby, ]\Iass„ Jan. i, 1^44; a 6ucces.sful civil engineer; resi- 
dence, 9 Bainbi-idge St., lloxbui-y ; 2 c. 

5091. Florence Anna Wood'% b. Nov. 4, 1872. 

5092. Mary Winnifred ^Yood^ b. Aug. 28, 1S74 ; d. March 15, 1887. 

5093. 4. Eleazer^ b. May 17, 1819 ; m. Aug. 10, 1852, Caro- 
line Baker", daughter of Xathaniel and Hannah (Porter^) Peynolds, 
b. Sidney, Me., Sept. 27, 1823; a farmer; residence, E. Bridge- 
Tivater ; 5 c. 

5094. Julia Abby^ b. Aug. 2G, 1853 ; d. Oct. 14, 1873. 

5095. Eloke-nxe Augusta"^, b. April 19, 1850; m. Oct. 25, 1887, 
Francis Collamore of E. Bridgewater. 

5096. Verxon Holbrooke*, b. Feb. 19, 1859 ; unmarried ; resi- 
dence, AVashington, D. C. 

5097. Eleazer, JE.^ b. xVug. 29, 1803 ; d. March 1, 1SG5. 

5098. Chester Lee^ b. Sept. 17, 1800; d. Oct. 8, 1871. 



5099. 5. Abby", b. Feb. 12, 1823; m. Xov. 30, 1844, Jacob H. 
Grossman ; residence, AVashington, D. C. ; 5 c. 

5100. Kate C. Crossman^ b. July 15, 1845 ; m. Oct. 12, 1809, 
Maurice Pcchin ; a huvyer ; residence, "Washingtou ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 369 

5101. Herman Howard PechiuS, b. Dec. 0, 1870. 

5102. Isabel Pochin', b. Oct. 27, 1872. 

5103. David Maurice Pechin% b. Sept. 3, 1882. 

510J:. William D. C^oss.MA^^ b. Feb. 2S, IS-tT ; m. Dec. 16, 

18S0, Ida E. Cain ; a g«jverimieiit cloi-k at AYushiiigton ; 2 c. 

5105. »Susan Browne Grossman^, b. Aug. 1, 1882. 
olOaa. Alice May Cross!nan% b. Sept. 13, 18S7. 

5106. Abbott Howakd Grossman^, b. March 29, 1850; d. Sept., 
1851. 

5107. Walter A^eknon Grossman s, b. Feb. 22,1856; d. Sept., 
1862. 

5108. AYallace Fremont Grossman*, b. Feb. 26, 1858; unmar- 
ried, at home. 

5109. VI. Doeothy'^ b. 1766; d. unmarried, Aug. 27, 
18GG, aged 80. 

5110. VII. xVbigail'', b. Oct. 10, 17S7; d. unmarried, 
June 24, 1875, aged 88; Henry Gurney was appointed 
administrator Aug. 2.3, 1875. 

5111. VIII. EMOIlY^ b. 17'.)0; d. Feb. 5, 1793. 



5112. Lieut. Ephraim' (o87), Eleazer^ NicboLas'^, 
Thomas', John\ b. Oct., 1758; m. Dec. 20, 1781, Mehit- 
abel, daughter of Samuel and Deborali (Terry) Brown, b. 
Nov. 23, 1760; d. Sept. 3, 1831; settled on the paternal 
estate at Abington, his hou.-^e being on the land now oc- 
cupied by James Gurney; vvitli his brotlier Eleazer^ he 
served in Gen. Cushing's Brigade upon tlie alarm in Rhode 
Island, Dec. 9, 1776; he d. Dec. 23, 1838; his will, dated 
July 12, 1836, was probated Alarch, 1839 ; 5 c. I. Olive''; 
II. Jared'>; III. Clarissa''; IV. Sarah''; V. Mehitable^. 

5113. I. Olive'-, b. xVug. 6, 1782; m. (pub.) June 5, 
1805, Alexander, son of Matthew and Hannah (Erskine) 
Nash, b. Boston, 1777; d. Feb. 25, 1847, aged 70; she 
d. Dec. 28, 1859, aged 77 ; 8 c. 



5114. 1. IIaxnah Erskine Nasu', b. Jan. 15, 1806 ; d. unmar- 
ried, Dec. 20, 1816. 



360 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5115. '2. Nathaniel Haeadi'-x Xasii". h. Oct. '2, ISOS ; m. ^\)V. 
21, 18o5. Sarah Jane Sinelscr ; Nvas for many years a merchant in 
[New Orleans; he d. A^an Ihireii. Ark., Feb. 7, 1851; slie d. June 
13, 1S5-2 ; 8 c. 

5110. Flokiax Haeadkn NasitS. b. Xov. 27, 1837; m. 1. Z^Iay 
29, 1802, Fanny Jioss Tann ; slie d. Sept. 13, 1873; m. 2. Xov. 11, 
1871, Lncv lioger.s Morgan ; residence. Ft. Gibson, I. T. ; 10 c. 

5117. Lewis Ross NasliS b. April lo. 1S64. 
51 IS. Haraden Few Nasli^ b. Aug. 6, 1S66. 
511'.). Minnie Nash'\ b : d. June 3, 1870. 

5120. Ida Vann Naslr', b. June 8, 1871. 

5121. Fanny ElizabeTli Nasli'. b. Oct. 7. 1875. 

5122. Francis Aver Naslv'. b. April 23. 1877. 

5123. Florian Haraden Nash, J^.^ b. Sept. 22. 1878. 
512:3a. Lucy Morgan Nash", b. April 1. 18S1. 
5123b. Clarence E. Nash', b. Nov., 1883. 

5123c. Corinne Nash', b. Feb., 1885. 

5] 21. AuGCSTixE Swain XaskS b. Feb. 9, 1839; m. Jan. 13, 
1804, Ephrainr, son of Jared« and Susanna (Hay den) Wliitma]^. b. 
July 22, 1829 ; see line. 

5125. Fkancis Johnson Xash*, b. Feb. 1, 1811 ; m. 1. 1865, 
Cornelia H. Clement ; she d. 1800 ; m. 2. Feb. 10, 1869, Bettie AV. 
lioss : she d. March 2, 1871 ; residence, Sedalia, Mo. ; 2 c. 

5126. Florian Few Nash''. ) • d- Sept. 28, 1871. 

V b. Feb. 10, 1S71 ; 

5127. AVilliam Ross Nash-', ) d. Oct. 4, 1871. 

5128. Albert Euwik Xash^, j d. 1865. 

^ b. Sept. 15, 181-4 ; 

5129. Alfred Henry Xash^, ) d. Xov. 15, 1814. 

5130. AViLLEAM Smelsek XAS^^ b. Sept. 10, 1840; m. Jan. 30, 
1878, Tookah Thompson; residence. Ft. Gibson; 4 c. 

5131. John Thompson Nash^ b. Dec. 26. 1S7S ; d. Jan. 25, IbSO. 

5131a. Clara Abna Nash^ b. Nor. 9, 18S0. 

5131b. Bertlia Nash'', b. Dec, 1883. 

5131c. ■\Villiam Nash^ b. Feb., 1887. 

5132. Florence Xash^, b. Aug. 29, 1S4S ; m. Feb. 5, 1878, 
Connell Rogers ; she d. Feb. 20, ] 880 ; residence. Ft. Gibson ; 3 c. 

5132a. Gertrude "Whitman Rogers% b. July 11, 1879. 
5132b. Clara Rogers', b. Nov. 17, 1881 ; d. Nov. 13, 1883. 
5132c. Ella Cuflin R')gers, b. March 13, 1883. 

5133. Clara Alden Xash^, b. Xov. 7, 1850; m. June 27, 1870, 
Jolm D. Curtis ; residence, Worcestei', Mass. ; 3 c. 



JOIIX WniTJ[AN OF WEYirOUTH. 3G1 

5134. Edith Nash C^lrtis^ b. Oct. 10, 1877 ; d. March 26, ISSO. 
5134a. Philip Nash Curtis^ b. May 11, 1881. 
513)b. Ruth Alden Curtis^', b. Feb. 12, 1884. 

5135. 8. Jaki:t) AViiitmax ]S'Asn', b. Sept. 18, ISIO; d. uri mar- 
ried, Sept. IS, 1S4(i. 

5136. 4. :\r]:inTAi5LE AYhitm.sx Nash', b. Oct. 25, 1812; in. 
Feb. lU, 1843, AVilliam Perry, son ol' H.osea and Susanna (reirce) 
Cortliell, b. Oct. 20, 1S14; a surveyor; residence, AVhitnian ; has 
always been aji active citizen of tlie town ; 1 c. 

5137. Clara CJokthkll^, b. Dec. 23, 1847; unmarried, at home. 



5138. 5. Edwin Xash', b. ]\iay, 1815; d. Aug.. 1851; unnuir- 
ricd. 

5139. 6. Ci.AmssA Alden Nasu^, b. Sept. 9. 1817: d. Nov. 6, 
1843 ; unmarried. 

5140. 7. Ojjve Xash', b. Au-r. 3, 1819; d. Xov. 9, 1837. 

5141. 8. Jonx LuERE Xasu', b. Aug. 30, 1821 ; d. Oct. 20, 1852; 
unmarried. 

514-2. II. Hon. Jaiied'\ b. Sept. 27, 1784; m. 1. April 

1, 1813, Abigail, daughter of Alaj. James and Betsey 
(Russell) Barren, b. April 1, 171J3; d. July 4, 1817; ui. 

2. July 8, 1818, Mrs. Susanna Havden, \vido\Y of Zeba 
Havden, and daughter of iVaron Hobart ; she d. Xov. 22, 
1872; he d. ^Ia^' 23, 1878: till tlie age of sixteen was 
employed on liis father's farm ; he tlieii prepared for col- 
lege, studying under Air. Jacoli Dyer of Abington and 
Rev. AA^illiam AAllliams (B. U. 17(39) of AYrentham ; gradu- 
ating from Brown University, 1805, lie studied law witli 
Plon. Kilborn AA^hitman'' at Pembroke ; was admitted to 
the bar in 1805 ; began the pi'actice of his profession at 
Nantucket; returned to So. xVbington in 1810, and con- 
tinued the practice of the law till the infirmities of age 
compelled liim to retire ; Air. AA^hitman was one of the 
leading men of the town, liolding many local offices ; was 
one of the two incorporators of the Plymouth Co. Agricul- 
tural Society chartered in 1810 : the same year was elected 
selectman of Abinn-ton, holding- the office for nine years ; 



362 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

served as a member of the Constitutional Convention in 
1820; served two terms (182G-27, 1835-oG) on the school 
connnittee; represented the town in the Legislature in 
1827, and the district in the State Senate, 183S-30 : also 
held for nine years the office of County Commissioner ; 7 c. 

"South Aiungton, Mas;;.. May 3.— Tlie town voted to-day for a new name, 
with the following result ; Wiiitman, 293 ; Giandon, 177 ; Standisli, 4n ; 
Brainard, 130. The name of AVlutman, which is selected, is given in honor 
to Squire Jared Whitman, who. with other members of his family, gave the 
town a considerable tract of land.'"— Boston Journal, Maij 4, 1SS6. 

«* Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Sechetary"s Department, 

Boston, :May 4, 1886. 
To whom it may concern .•— 

Whereas, by an act of our Legislature, entitled ' an act to authorize the 
town of So. Abington to change its name.' approved by the Governor, March 
5, 18SG, it is enacted in the first section that ' the town of So. Abington may 
take the name of Standish, Brainard, Wiiitman or Grandon, the name to be 
determined at a special meeting of the voters of said town,' 'to be held on 
the first ^londav of ^lay of the current year, for the purpose of determining 
wliich of said four names shall be the name of said town,' 'the selectmen of 
said town to certify and return, as soon as may be, the number of ballots in 
favor of each of said four names to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who 
shall immediately publish his certificate declaring the name which shall be 
found to have the most ballots in its favor to have been adopted by said 
town,' the same thereupon to become and be tlie name of said town. Now, 
therefore, having received from the selectmen of So. Abington a^ return, 
properly attested, of the doings of the inhabitants at a meeting of said town, 
called for the purposes before stated, on the third day of May, 1880, setting 
forth that the whole number of ballots cast at said meeting for that purpose 
was five huudred and twenty-th.ree (523). Of this number, two hundred and 
ninety-three were for Whitman (293), one hundred and seventy-seven, were 
for Grandon (177 1, forty were for Standish (4:0) and thirteen were for Brainard 

(13). 
I do therefore certify that the name of Wiiitman has been adopted by said 

town. 

Witness my hand and the seal of the Commonwealth. 

Henry B. Peirce, 
Sccrefary of tlie Coininonvjealth." 



oU'S. 1. Elizabeth EussELL^ b. Atig. 11, 1S14 ; m. Sept. 21, 
1835, Enoeli Emery, son of Enoch and :Slelinda (raddleford) 
Brown, h. June 3, 1800; d. Aug. 31, 18S1 ; a lawyer of Bangor, 
Me. ; she now rG?ides with her daughter at Olathe, Iv.^. ; 3 c. 

5141. Maj^.y Elizai5kth Browx«, b. Jan. IS, 1839 ; m. Xov. 23. 
1880, Emanuel, son of Thomas and ^Maiy E. (Knobloch) Clark, b. 
March 31, 1S35 ; a farmer ; residence, Olathe ; no issue. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF ^YEYMOUTH. 363 

5145. Cakot.i^-e ^Yiiitman BkowxS 1>. Dec. IH, 1842; m. Dec. 
29, 1SC)9, John, son of Jolm and Ttacliel Sloan (Caller) Page, b. 
March 25, IS4u ; she d. without issue, Aug. 2S, ISTl ; he resides 
llartland, Me. 

5146. Abby BAiiEELL Bkowx^ b. Aug. 25, 1S52 ; d. ^'ov. 22, 
18T3. 



5147. 2. Abig.vil Bakk-ell', b. July 4, ISIT; ni. Oct. 3, 1S37, 
William Taylor, son of William Taylor and Lydia (Coleman) Grin- 
nell, b. Providence, E. L, May 28, 1815 ; d. Fitchburg, Mass., July 
9, 1880 ; a merchant ; residence, Providence, E. I. ; she d. Feb. 10, 
1850 ; 4 c, 1). Providence. 

5148. Mary Gkinxell^% b. Aug. 20, 1840; unmarried; resi- 
dence, 2 ]j)-enton ave., Providence. 

5149. Julia Gkixnell^, b. March 12, 1842; unmarried; resi- 
dence, 2 Brenton ave. 

5150. Abby Gkixnell% b. Jan. 24, 1844; unmarried; residence, 
2 Brenton ave. 

5151. William Taylok Gkinxell^, b. Aug. 29, 1847 ; m. March 
24, 1875, Lelia So})hia, daughter of Barzillai Sweetser and Eliza- 
beth Sophia (Hunt) Freeman, b. Oct. 27, 1854; an examiner in the 
Patent Office at Washington ; 2 c, b. Washington. 

5152. William Taylor Griiinell Jr.'', b. Feb. 12, l!~^76. 

5158. Frances Elizabeth Grinnell-, b. Jan. 4 ; d. July 11, 1878. 

5154. 3. Cakolixe Haydex', b. Sept. 11, 1819 ; resides, umnar- 
ried on the homestead at Whitman. 

5155. 4. AuGrsTL-s', b. ^Mai-ch 16, 1821 ; d. unmarried, Woi-ces- 
ter, Oct. 2, 1880 ; was a wealthy manufacturer, with works at Fitch- 
burgh, ]\Iass., and Ala-on, O. ; amon.g his Ijequests was one of $5,000 
to the Congregational Society of Whitman. 

5156. 5. Jared", b. March 15, 1823; m. 1. May 15, 1S61, Har- 
riet Eleanor, daughter of Edwin and Amelia M. (Eiley) Curtis, b. 
]\[arch 14, 1841 ;" d. June 6, 1806; m. 2. Oct. 18, 1870, Frances 
Alzea, daughter of George and Rebecca (Childs) Hyde, b. xVug. 27, 
1841; a manufacturer ; residence, Worcester ; 3 c. 

5157. Amelia Curtis^, b. April 18, 1866. 

5158. IS^ELLiE AdamsS, b. Oct. 31, 1871. 

5159. Grace IIyde^ b. July 14, 1873. 



304 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5100. 6. SrsAN Adam Hoi'.aet', b. Marcli 13, 1826 ; m. Sept. 
25, 1S14, William Roed, son of Spencer and Sarah (Porter) Vining, 
b. Dec. 5, 1S25 ; residence, AVhitnian ; 3 c. 

5101. Sakaii PoiiTEU VixingS, b. Jnne 27, 1853; m. Xov. 6, 
1878, Frank Milton, son of Xaliurn B. and Fanny J. (AVebster) 
Smith, b. Sept. 10, 1851 ; residence, Boston; 2 c. 

51G-2.. Frank Vininc: Smith-', b. Aug. 2o, 1879. 
51G3. Susan Whitman Smith'', b. March 5, 1883. 

5104. William WHITMA^' A'^ixing^, b. July 11, 1855 ; m. i^ov. 
20, 1877, Xellie. dano:hter of Charles H. and Anuis (Ptced) Cook, 
b. Sept. 30, 1S50 ; he is treasurer of the Leominster Furniture 
Manufactm-iijg Co. ; residence, Leominster ; 2 c. 

5101. Jared Wliitman Viniiig', b. June 1, 1881. 
5166. Ruth Lincoln Vining^ b. July 31, 1884. 

5107. Jaukd Augustus Yixixg'', b. April 3, 1857; unmarried; is 
connected wiih the Whitman c*c Barnes Co. at C^anton, O. 



5108. 7. Epiieaim\ b. July 22, 1829 ; m. Jan. 13, 1801, Augus- 
tine Swain'^, daughter of Nathaniel Haraden' and Sarah Jane 
(Smelser) Xash, b. Feb. 9, 1839 ; engaged in manufacturing v/ith 
his bi"Other ; residence, Worcester ; 3 c. 

5109. Alice Stanley-, b. Aug. 8, 1800. 

5170. Helen IIon-vuT^^ b. March 29, 1870. 

5171. HouAET Augustus^ b. Oct. 9, 1873. 



5172. III. Clarissa^ b. Dec. l\, 1787; m. Nov. 21, 
1811, Isaac, son of Xatlian and Sara!) (Barrell) Alden, b. 
Sept. 3, 178G; d. Dec. 20, 18-13; she d. July 30, 187-1, 
aged 87 ; 2 c. 

5173. 1. William Bakkell Aldex^ b. May 21, 1813; d. Jan. 
18, 1835 ; unmanned. 

5171. 2. IIenuy Alden\ b. April 10, 1S17; m. 1. Xov. 4, 1838, 
Charlotte, daughter of Salmun Dunbar of E. ]h-idgewater ; she d. 
JaiL 20, 1848 ; nu 2. Feb. 0. 1849, Abby Cushing, daughter of 
Thomas Smith, 1>. Sept., L825 ; a farmer ; resided at E. Bridgewater 
till 1852, Avhen he removed to Whitman and d. there April 4, 1858 ; 
she resides with lier ^on Isaac at Akron, 0. ; 2 c, one by each m. 

5175, WiLLL\M IjEXJiY Alden^, b. April 14, 1842; m. Xov. 28, 



JOHN WIHT-AL-VN OF WEY.^IOUTH. 365 

1807, Sarali L. 11., danghter of George and Sarali F. T. Lord of 
Boston, 1). Eflnigliani, ^fe., Dec. 15, 18-1:2; he is engaged in 
business in Kansas City, ^fo. ; 1 c. 
0176. Clara Lord Aldeir', b. W. Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 2, 1ST7. 

5177. Isaac Cakev Aldkx'^, b. K. Bridgewater, Nov. 20,1851; 
ni. Dec. 10, 1874. Emma Lilly, dangliter of Eli Gilford of Fiteli- 
burg, Mass., b. May 31, 1857 ; is a maniifactui-ei- ; residence, Akron ; 
4 e.^ 

5178. Lora Standish Alden'', b. Oct. 16, 1875. 

5179. Elizabeth Kingsbury Alden\ b. Atig. 27, 1S78. 

5180. Abby Whitman Aklen^ b. May 4. ISSO. 

5181. Henry A]den\ b. Dec. 21, 18sl, 



5L82. IV. Sarah'', b. Nov. y, 1781); di. Oct. 3, 1827, 
Nathan, son of Nathan and Pahner Gui-ney of Boston, b. 
March 14, 1701); d. Jan. 11, 185<) ; slie d. starch 7, 1821) ; 1 c. 



5183. 1. Prof. Epjikaim AVhitm.vx GrKXKY', b. Feb. 18, 1829 ; 
m. Oct. 10, 1808, Ellen, daughter of ]3r. E. AY. and Ellen (Stiirgi.s) 
HooiJerof Boston ; hegradnated at Harvard College, 1852 ; was tntor 
in Latin, 1850-1803, Avlicn lie vas appointed Assistant Professor in 
Latin; in 1807 was appointed Assistant Professor of Philosojdiy. in 
1808 Avas appointed A>sistant Profe-sor of llistoiy, and in 1801* was 
made University Professor of History ; in 1870 was chosen Dean of 
the College faculty ; d. of heart disease, Sept, 12. 1880 ; she d. Nov. 
19, 1887 ; no issue ; the following tribute to his memory appeared 
in the N. Y. Xat'on : 

"' Prof. Ephraim Whitman Giirney, who died very quietly on 
Sunday, (Sept. 12, 1880), after a long and wasting illness, was bet- 
ter known to collegiate circles than to the worW at large. I'rol>ably 
no one, except President Eliot, has had so much iniluence in bi'ing- 
ing about the revolution in college discipline and curricidum Avliich 
has taken place in Harvard College witliin the last sixteen years. 
Dimng all that period he has been Pi'esideiit Eliot's principal ad- 
viser, and his autliority on all university matters was increasing 
steadily in weight all over the country down to his fatal illness, 
which was, indeed, probably in some degree due to the strain of a 
prolonged and exciting controA'ersy, over university policy at Har- 
vard, last winter. He was by temperament a strong conservative 
and tliis gave additional weight to the iniluence he exerted on the 
side, both of the extension of the elective system and of the relaxa- 
tion of the old college thscipline, which have marked President 



36G THE DESCKXDAXTS OF 

Eliot's adniinistratioii. No one was listeiied to in the faciiltv meet- 
ing with more attention, and tlie steady increase in tlie respect for 
liis judguient and i-liaractcr was shown in his election, witlun a year 
or two, to a seat in tlie C'or[)oration of the College, a distinction, if 
we are not mistaken, not previuusly bestowed on a professor. 

j\Ir. Gurney wa.-, when ri-e-iilcnt Eliot took office in ISTO, Assist- 
ant Professor of History, but had made so marked an impression 
as the friend and adviser of the nndei'gradnates, not more in their 
studies than in their sports, that at President Eliot's earnest request, 
lie assumed the office of Dean, which covers all the penal side of 
college discipline, and held it for five years. Xo man in that place 
can long retain the popularity acquired in any othei-, but we believe 
the parejits of many a youth who, during that period, found the 
straight and narrow way of industry and economy hard to follow in 
college life, can bear testimony to the consideration, the tenderness, 
and the wisdom with wliicli tlie stern duties of the Dean were dis- 
charged. No man whose ow7i career had been, as ]\Ir. Gurjiev's 
had, one of rigid self-denial and untiring labor, ever had more svm- 
pathv and u'enei-ositv in deali]]g with the errors and -short-coiaincfs 
of wayward youngsters, or knew better how to make words of warn- 
ing words (»f hope and encotn'agement. Pie resigned the Deaiiship 
in 1S75, for a tvro years* tour in Etu'ope with his wife, and in Eng- 
land saw a great deal of nearly every Englishman of intellectual 
eminence, and left behind liini a host of admiring friends. After 
his return he resumed his ]irofessorial dtities, first in the chaii' of 
Poman Law, and tlien in tliat of University Professor of History, 
which he occupied at the time of his death. 

Although possessing great ability as a teacher, the calling for 
which he trained himself from the time of his enterino- college, 
he was re;illy perhaps even better fitted for the life of a scholar and 
literary man. A scholar he was in the old and best sense. He was 
never so happy as in the still air of delightful studies. His knowl- 
edge of the ancient classics was very thorough and his reading in 
the fields of phil()Sophy, law, and politics, in French and German, 
as well as in English, M'as extraordinarily wide. It M'as reallv in 
the quiet of his library that his mind worked to best advantage. 
To him all necessity for haste, all noise, or tumidt, or controversv, 
not only was distasteftd, but made thinking a difficult and tmfrtiit- 
ful process. 

His English style was charming, polished, stibtle and correct, but 
lucid and strong. Soine specimens of it in the earlier numbers of 
the JVulion cannot be )-ead without deep regret that he had not 



JOHN WHITMAN' OF WEYMOUTH. 367 

made literaliire his purMiit. But liis love of perfection and finish 
was really t..o great to allow of his ever being a useful or ready 
contributor to anv periodical, and the same devotion to high stand- 
ards made his editorshii^ of the Xorth Americtni Bevleu: for a year 
or tNVO, after ^Iv. Lo^^ ell and :^rr. Norton gave it up, a piece of 
Roniewhat jy.unful dru.lgery, which he soon relincpiishcd. 

Mr. Gurney's life was so retired, in spite of tlie iinpoi-tant ])art 
he played in\he history of education in this country duriiig the 
past fifteen years, that even a word of ti'ibute to his private virtues 
over his grave from sorrowing friends seems like an unwarrantable 
intrusion^on the privacy which he loved. No adequate idea of the 
pk-asures of familiar intei-course with him could be given to any 
stranc^er by any eulogy, however full. His almost invincible mod- 
esty madc'it difficult'to learn, except under his own roof and beside 
lns'^o^^m delightful fireside, how sound his judgments were, how full 
and varied Ids knowledge was, how much ^\-o]•ldly wisdom lay behind 
his scholarship, and wiUi what feeling and devotion he could enter 
into the jovs and sorrows of all who had any claim on his afliection. 
He is a' great loss to Harvard College and to the cause of sound 
learning, but even a greater to those who knew Inm well in private 
life." '' 

5184. V. ^Iehitable'', b. Juno 19, 170G ; d. June 13, 
1805. _• 

5185. Abigail'^ (389), Eleazer', Xicliolas^ Thomas^ 
JolmS b. E. Bridg-ewater, 17()3; m. Dec. 11, 1783, Capt. 
Noah, son of Jacob and Kacliel (xVgur) Ford, b. 17G2; d. 
Nov. 15, 1817; residence, Abington ; was one of the lead- 
ing citizens of the town ; held many local offices and was 
on'e of the selectmen ; served in the Revolutionary war, 
and was Captain of the local Artillery Company; she d. 
April 18, 1841, aged 78; 4 c. I. Nancy"; II. Daniel Ai- 
de n*' ; 111. Sally"; IV. Polly". 

51 8G. I. Nancy Fokd", b. Oct. 1, 1788; m. Oct. 3, 1811, 
Asai)h, son of Peter and Relief (Curtis) Dunbar, b. June 
8, 1789 ; d. Dec. 18, 18G7 ; resided for two years in Wren- 
tham, Mass., then removed to Abington, ^lass. ; she d. Oct. 
15, 1853 ; G c, two eldest b. Wrentham, others b. Abington. 



368 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5187. 1. S'j.SAN Ford Dunuar', h. A}a-il 5 ; d. Oct. 20, 1S13. 

51SS. 2. Ar.DKx Ford J)ixi;ar', 1). Sept. 30, 1814; m. Alio;. 20, 
lS-10, L)el)orali Ann, (laughter of I'enjainiii and Deborali (Lazell) 
Hol)art of Aldington, b. June 2S, 182.") ; was for maiij years a mer- 
chant in >,'ew Orleans, Fa. ; now retired ; resides on his farm at 
Ahington ; 5 c., all b. Xew Orleans ; none married. 

.5180. AxxA DuxiiAR^ b. Sept. 27, 18-18; d. ]\[aj 31, 1853. 

5100. AsAPii DuxBAR^, b. Jan. 18, 1850 ; d. Abington, Aug. 20, 
1857. 

5101. Amelia IL.bart Dtxbar^ b. March 22, 1852; at liome. 

5102. Blaxche Lazell Dunbar^, b. Dec. 20,1851; residence, 
Xewton. 

5103. Aldex Drxi5AE% b. Jan. 20; d. July 3, 1857. 

5104. 3. "WiLLEAM IIakrisox Duxbar", b. Xov. 2C), 181<J; m. 
Jnne 24, 1840, xVmelia, daughter of Benjamin and Del)orah (Fazell) 
llobart of A1u7igton, b. March 23, 1820 ; a manufaetm-er ; residence, 
AVhitman ; a member of the firms of Dunbar, llobart & AVhidden, 
and Dunbar tV lihodes ; 3 c. 

5105. Emily F)uxbar8, b. Aug. 18, 1841; m. June 13, 1863, 
Jolm Wooldredge of ]^ynn ; 2 c. 

519G. Amelia D. ^Vooldredge^ b. March 27, 1864 ; d. July 27, 1884. 
51S7. William D. ^VuoIdredge^ b. June 27,- 1865. 

5108. Amelev 11. DuxbxVks, b. Dec. 25, 1845 ; unmarried ; resi- 
dence, St. Paid, Minn. 

5100. FrcY C. DuxbarS, b. Oct. 7, 1848; m. June 13, 1872, 
Edward IF Cutler; residence, St. Paul; 5 c. 

5200. William W. Cutler', b, March 22, 1873. 

5201. Ain.jlia D. Cutler', b. June o. 1875. 

5203. Emily W. Cutler^ b. Sept. 16, 1876 ; d. Jan. 29, 1877. 

5204. Lucia \Y. Cutler', b. March 27, 1879. 

5205. Mary II. Cutler', b. Dec. 11, 1882. 



520C). 4. Emily Dexbar', b. Oct. 4, 1820; d. Jan. 11, 1841. 

5207. 5. George Certis Duxhar', b. Oct. 21, 1823; m. Oct. (>, 
1854, Jane Y., daughter of Dr. William T. and Caroline (Thompson) 
Shelton of Stratford, Ct., b. Xoy. 10, 1833 ; a bi-oker in X. Y. City ; 
d. Stratford, ATarch 10, 1S72 ; she resides at Stratford ; 2 c. 

52tK8. Jaxe Siieltox Dexbak^, b. Dec. 25, lS5(i ; m. May 3, 1882, 
Melyille, son of ^Sathaniel Ilillyer and Sarah Egleston, b. Elling- 
ton, C't., July 25, 1845 ; graduated Williams College, 1870 ; a lawyer 
practichig in X. Y. City, residence, Elizabeth, X. J. ; 2 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 369 

5209. Jean Dun))av Eglesto}r\ b. Jan. 14, 1883. 

5210. Nathaniel llilyer Kgledton'', b. Feb. 13, 1881. 

5211. Cai:uii: 3Iav DL-xl;Al;^ b. Marcli 10. 1859; iii. Clirist 
Clmrcli, Stratford, Cuini., Sq>t. IT, 1SS4, Artliiir DeForest Wheeler 
of X. Y. Citv. 



5212. 0. Prof. Cjiakles Fuaxklin DrxjiAi:", b. July 2S, 1S30; 
m. Xov. oo, 1853, Julia liugiiles, (latiuhter of Benjamin F, and 
Julia Fellowes (Rug'gles) C<jpeland of l!u\buiy ; he entered Phil- 
lips Exeter Academy in isll ; graduated Ifarvard. 1851 ; after 
gi'aduation ^Iv. Dunbar engaged in busine,-s in New Orleans, 
and sul^scquciitly in Xew York, and in 1853 became ]iai-tner 
in a commi>sion liouse in Iju^ton ; linding himself threatened 
with pidmonaiT disease, he withdrew from business in 1855 and 
established himself upon a farm in Lexington, jfass. ; his health 
being impro^'ed Iw life in the open air which the management 
of his farm enforced, he began to read Lnv and in the spring 
of 185T removed to AValtliam for greater convenience in that under- 
taking ; he studied fur a time in the Dane Law School, and later in 
the office of ^lessi-s. Hoar A: Gray, in Boston, and was admitted to 
the bar and began the practice of his profession in 1858 ; but M'ith 
ta-tes which, perhaps, were neither mercantile nor legal, he had, for 
some years, given much attention, in his leisure hours, to political 
questions, and since the year 185*^) had been a frequent and at times 
a regular writci- for the editorial column- of the Boston T^a/'It/ 
Adce/iiser I finding lii> attention more and more engrossed by this 
pursuit, he availed himself of an opportunity vrhich was pi-esented 
in L)ecember, 1859, and beca^ne an associate editor and part pn-o- 
prietor of that journal with ]M"r. Charles Kale ; upon the appoint 
ment of ]\[i". llale as Counsul-General foi- Fgypt in 18(i4, ^2Ay. 
Dtmbar became the sole re>})onsible editor and continued in that 
position until the summer of 1809, when, linding his health 
seriously impaired, he sold liis interest in the AJcerli^c/- and 
sailed for Europe with his family ; after two A'ears of rest and travel, 
Mr. Dunbar returned home and in September, 1871, entered upon 
his duties as Professor of Political Economv, to which place he had 
been appointe<l a few month.-, bofure; held the office of Dean of 
the faculty from ^Nfarch, 187<)- June, 1882. when he resigned ; for a 
few months in J 884 was chief editor of the Boston Adreiilser. but 
retains and still holds his professorshi]) ; residence Cambridge; 5 c, 
all unmarried. 

24 



3Y0 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

53ir>. Jri.iA Cope LAND Dunbak', 1). July 13, 1S55 ; d. Feb. 13, 
185 7. 

5214. Dk. Fkaniclin Asapk Duxi'.ae", b. Oct. 10, 1850 ; gradu- 
ated Harvard College, 1878. 

52J5. Geokge Bkadfukd Dunbak^ b. 3Iay 15, 1800; graduaied 
Harvard College, 1882. 

5210. Anna Lo^vELL DunijarS, b. Sept. 30, 1801. 

5217. William Hakiiison DuNP.AE^ b. Dec. 15, 1802 ; graduated 
Harvard College, 1^82. 

5218. II. Daniel Alden Foi?d'', b. Jan. 27, 1791 ; m. 
(pub. Dec. 28, 1817) Abigail Farrar of Scitiiate, Mass., b. 
March, 1799; d. Feb. 13, ISoO; a farmer ; residence, Ab- 
ington ; 3 c. 

5219. 1. Thomas Alden Fokd", b. Aug. 10,1818; in. 1. 1811, 
Sarah L. ITitclieoek of Yarnioutli, Me. : slie d. 1811 ; m. 2. 18-15, 
Mi-s. Eliza C, widow of AVilliain AVliite of Boston ; a mauufactui-e]- ; 
residence, Whitman, where he d. June 14, 1859 ; 1 c. 

5220. Sakaii L. FoijdS, b. Peb. 8, 1843; ni. June 'iS, 1806, 
George Dunham, son of Stetson and Olive (Glea.<on) Taughan of 
Abington, b. June 18, 1838; residence. M(;dford ; 3 c. 

5-?21. Martha Gould A'aughau", b. May 22. 1867. 

5222. Winllirop Yaxighair', b. Dec. 23, 1868. 

622:5. Herbert Vaughair', b. Dec. 13, 18:2; d. Nov. 8, 1873. 

5224. 2. Louisa Fokd', b. ?^Eay 28, 182n ; m. Aug. 27, 1850, 
Jesse 11. Giles, b. June 9, 1815 ; d. ^'ov. 23. 1881 ; residence. 
Abington ; 3 c. 

5225. Alice A. Giles«, b. ^^>v. 12,1851; m. Dec. 22, 1880, 
Georo-c L. Pdchardson ; a teacher ; residence, Abington ; no issue. 

5220. Anna L. GIL^■s^ b. Dec. 30, 1854; d. Oct. 19, 1878. 

5227. Thomas F. Gili-sS b. Aug. 30, 1859 ; m. Jan. 22, 1884, 
Kellie D. Brown of Abington; a manufacturer ; residence, Abing- 
ton. 

5228. 3. ]SI AKY Caroline Foinv. b. July 30, 1824 ; m. July h 
1852, Jacob l^atc^, b. Feb. 3, 1819; d. April 21, 1877; a civil en- 
e;ineer and insurance agent ; residence, AVhitinan, where she d. Aug. 
9, 1873 ; 3 c. 



JOirX WIIIT.MAX OF WEYMOUTH. 371 

5220. Aldkn Fokd ]UtksS, b. Jan. 12, 1S.54; d. Sept., ISOl. 

5230. AuuiE Ford BatksS, 1.. :\Iarc]i 10, l.sr)7 ; m. Jau. 1, ISSO, 
George A., son of James C. and Susan (Troll)rook) Jenkins, h. Xov, 
23, J8JrG; a nianufaotiiivr ; residence. Whitman; 1 c. 
5231. Gforge William Jenkins'', b. Nov. '3, 1880. 

5232. AViLj.iAM 11. Laths'^., h. Jan. 15, 1SC2 ; rl. :May 21, 1SS2. 

5233. III. Sally Ford'', b. March 22, 1703; m. Dec. 
9, 1813, Davis, son of Levi and Ruth (Snow) Packard, 
b. J3ridg-e\vater, 1790; d. about 1827 ; tliey settled at Xew 
Salem, Mass.; she d. Randol]~)h, 18G0, having survived her 
entire family ; 5 c. 

5234. 1. IIakimkt Xewell Paokaki)', d. in infancv. 

5235. 2. Rev. Xoah Fokd Packaiii)', b. 1818; m. Providence, 
• Johnson ; he d. Xew Orleans, 18^:7, without issue. 



5230. 3. Ai'.ioAiL AVH]T>rAX Packard', d. in infancy. 

5237. 4. DAvm Sxow PacrariV, d. in infancy. 

5238. 5. Sally Sx'ow Packart)', d. in infancv. 



5239. lY. Polly Ford'', b. July 27, 1705 ; m. Jeremiah 
Litch of Boston, b. 1805; d. June 24, 1873; she d. Oct. 
23, 1848, without issue. 



5240. Rev. Levi^ (301), Jo>iah\ Nicholas^ Thomas-, 
John\ b. Bridg-ewater, July 4, 1748; m. 1. Dec. 13, 1787, 
Sarah, daughter of Capt. Ichabod Tliomas of Kingston ; d. 
Dec. 17, 1803 ; m. 2. 1805, 3Irs. Dorothy Drew; graduated 
Harvard College, 1770. and studied for the ministry; 
A})ril 13, 1785, was ordained pastor of the Congregational 
Cluirch at Welllleet, Mass., having been previou.slv settled 
as colleague of the Vicv. ^Ir. Lewis; ^h\ Whitman was an 
aclive and useful citizen as well as an inlhicntial pastor ; 
he took great interest in town matters, and represented 
Wellfleet in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ; 1704, 
he pi-epai'ed and published a topographical survey of the 



.3-72 TIIK DESCENDANTS OF 

town ; was oue of tlie incorporators of Sandwich Academy ; 
his only pnblislicd work Avas a sermon upon the death of 
Capt. William Chipman, who Avas murdered in the AVcst 
Indies by a party of Kig-aul's pirates, published at the 
expense of Adams Lod.i^e (Boston, 18(.)0); 1808, after a 
pastoral cliarge extending over twenty-three years, the 
town voted — "to give Mr. Whitman -S500 to ask a dismis- 
sion from the work of the ministry;" this proposition he 
accepted and requested his dismissal ; he then retired to 
Kingston, Mass., and here passed the remainder of his life ; 
he d. Nov. 7, 1838; she d. Feb. 4, 1840; 13 c. I. Levi'' ; 
II. Sarah'-'; HI. Charles''; IV. Josiah'' ; V. Ruth''; VI. 
Ruth*^; VII. Ichabod Thomas''; VIII. Elizabeth Smith''; 
IX. Hope Doan'^ ; X. Ichabod 4'liomas" ; XL Catharine*^ ; 
XIL William Thomas*'; XIII. Tiiomas.'^ 

5241. I. Levi", b. Jan. IG, 1789 ; m. Mrs. Mercy Adams 
(Whiting) Fan-ar, daughter of Jonas and ^^lercy (Adams) 
Whiting, and Avidow of Luther Farrar, b. Ipswich, N. 11., 
Sept. 5, 1784; d. Dec. 20, 18G2; graduated Harvard 
College, 1808; studied laAv with Hon. Ezekiel AVhitman' 
of Portland, and in 1811 settled at Norway, Me.: was 
associated in tlie law practice with Lather Farrar till the 
latter's death in 1812 ; was for iifty yeaj's one of the leading 
hiAvyers of the connnunity in which he lived; represented 
Norway in the Massachusetts Legislature, 1813-lG; held 
the olhce of county attoi-ney continuously from 1815-33;- 
he d. Harrison, Me., Oct. 2, 1872, aged 83; 1 c. 



5242. 1, Fk.vxcis IlExin", b. Xorwav, Me., Dec. 2.5, 1S23; in. 
Oct. 15, 1>;H, Martha 1]., daugliter of Harvey and Xancy K. 
(Johnson) ]\biyl.erry. 1). Otistlold, ]Mc., April S, 1 823; a farmer; 
residence, llari'ison, ]\Ie. ; 2 c. 

5243. :\[kkcv A^)AMs^ h Aug. 10, 1845; m. Jiuie 13, 1870, 
Napoleon, son of Alliei't and 14delia (Savage) Gray, b. Xaples, ]\re., 
Jan. 12. 1^4.3 ; graduated at Bowdoin Cohege, 1SG7, and stndied 
law, 1>ut has not been in active practice for some years ; residence, 
302 SchernierlKtrn st., Brooklyn, X. Y. ; no issue. 



JOriN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 



5244. ^{.uiY Ei.izaS, i,. A])ril 2:5, 1851 ; in. Dec. 25, 187:^., Albert 
Gray. Jr., brotlier of tlie in-eceding, b. Mux ol, IsiJT: graduated at 
Bowloin College, lSTi>; is now a teacher of the High School at 
Korthboro, ]\Iass, ; no is>\ie. 



5245. II. Sarah'', b. Feb. 24, 1700; m. Jan. 28, 1810, 
Hon. Albion Keith, son of Samuel and Sarah (Pratt) 
Parris, b. Hebron, Me., Jan. 19, 1788; d. Feb. 11, 1857; 
graduated at Dartniourli College, 180G; studied law witli 
Judge Whitman, then living at Xew Gloucester, and was 
admitted to the bar, 1809 ; settled at Paris, Oxford Co., 
and his career was one of uninterrupted success; 1811, he 
was county attorney for Oxford; 1813 member of the 
General Court in Massachusetts; 1814, elected Senator for 
the comities of Oxford and Somerset; 1814, was elected 
Member of Congress and re-elected 181G; while holding 
this oilice, in 1818 was appointed Judge of the U. S. 
District Court for Maine; 1821, was elected Governor ot 
the State and re-elected for five successive years, when he 
peremptorily declined a renomination : 1827, was elected 
U. S. Senator, but had scarcely become familiar with his 
duties, when, in June, 1828, he was appointed Associate 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Maine ; 1836, was ap- 
pointed Second Compirolier of the Treasury and held this 
oflice for thirteen years ; on retiring from this position he 
returned to Portland and, 1852, was elected mayor of 
Portland, declining a second nomination ; she d. Jan. 30, 
1883, at the advanced age of 93, retaining her mental and 
plu'sical po^vers to the last ; 6 c. 

5216. 1. Oaeolixe AVhitmax Paiuus', b. Oct. 17, 1814; ni. 
John C. Brooks of Portland ; she d. without issue, Sept. 25, 1881. 

5247. 2. .-Vlbkkt AVnriM.wx Pakuis", b. Feb. 11, 1818. 

5218. 3. ITi-LEN Pakuis", b. IX-c. lu, 1819; m. Zadock D. Gil- 
man of AVasliington, 1). Aug. 10, 1S(><); d. March 15, 1870; she d. 
July, 1851 ; 5 c, 3 of whom d. in infancy. 

5249. llm.Kx Pauims Gn.MAN% b. Nov. 5, 1843; m. Sept. 12, 
I8fi7, AVilliam B. Gurley of AVashin--ton ; she d. :\[av 18, 1872 ; 2 c. 



37-i THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5250. Helen Gilinon GurKy ', b. July 24. 1808. 

5251. Grace Gihuan Gurley', b. Nov. 12, 1871 : d. June 20, 1872. 

:)2:.-2. Jflia (;^.^rA^•^ b. Sept. i, l.^r)(); m. A\n-\\ 0, ISTO, AVal- 
tou Cuvk'r, ^;<lll of Joseph Cajtioii and Amanda Cnyler (Stoiiten- 
bnrgli) TilVany ; an analytic and niannfactnring chemist; resi- 
dence, Xewburg-, N. Y. ; 1 e. 
5253. Gilman Parris Till any-', b. July IT, 1882. 



5254. 4. Jri.iA AVhitma^s^ rAinas', b. Jan. 10, 1S22 ; nnmarried ; 
residence, Washiiigti m. 

5255. 5. Sakaji AVniTM-AN Pakkis", b. Jnne 12. 1824; ni. Api'il 
22, 1856, CoL Albert Tracy, b. BniTalo, X. Y., A])ril 28, 181 S; he 
was tlie son of John and Sarah (Kimball) Haddock, but in 18-12, 
took the name of Tracy from Albert 11. Tracy of Eullalo ; he entered 
the U. S. Army in 1S47, serving during the Mexican war, and the 
war of the rel)ellion ; is now on tlie retired list; 3 c. 

525G. Paeuis Tkacy?, b. Aug. 5. 1857; d. A])ril 27, 18G4. 

5257. Paul Haddock Tkacy^ b. Aug. 12, 1805. 

5258. PoKTEFv TuACv^ b. Feb. 8, lSi>7. 

5259. 6. Samuel Paktlett Pakkis', b. March 10, 1830 ; m. June 
19, 1850, Ann K., daughter of George II. and Clarissa II. AVillis of 
Boston ; is in the Trea.^ury Departmeu-t at AVashington ; 3 c. 

5200. Albion Xi.iTn Pakkis ^ b. April 5, 1857; m. xVpril 25, 
1882, Bessie, daughter of Henry and Juliette Y. (Jackson) Ilowison 
of Philadelphia; a banker; residence, AVashington; 2 c. 

5261. Albion Keith Parris, Jr.'', b. March 17, 1883. 
5263. Edward Howisun Parris', b. Sept. 26, 1881. 

5203. AYiLLis Pakkis^ b. Sept. 11, 1858; m. April 19, 1883, 
]\[artha Gavitt ; residence, Los Angelos, Cal. ; 1 c. 
520-1. Samuel Bartlett Parris'', b. Jan. 10, 1884. 

5205. Elsie AIay PAKKls^ b. Xov. 30, ISGS. 

52GG. III. CiiARLKS*'', b. Sept. IG, 1791; m. Sept. H, 
1838, Roweiia ColTiii of Petliel ; upon tlie deiitli of liis 
mother lie went to reside ^vitll bis cousin, Hon. Ezekiel", 
then residing at ^\Av Gloucester, Me.; 1807, Judge AVliit- 
man removed to L'ortland and took Charles with him ; hero 



JOUX ^V1IITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 375 

he attended the " Portland Academy," a large and flour- 
isliing institution; writing in his journal in 1848 he says: 
'* It is worthy of remark that the five hoys who constituted 
a class in Virgil are all still living, and I helieve all still 
retain an liouoralde standing in the world:" they were: 
Hon. Bellamy Storer, a distinguished lawyer of Cincinnati, 
0., and at one time a member of Congress from that State ; 
his brother, Eobert Boyd Storer, a leading merchant in 
Boston ; Luther and George Jewett of Portland, and Mr. 
Whitman; 180S, he connnenced the study of law, and 
Nov., 1814, was admitted to the Portland bar; 1817, he 
opened an oiiice at Waterfoi'd, ^Le., and resided there till 
1838, when he received an appointment in the General 
Land oflice at Washington ; he then removed to Washing- 
ton, holding this office for many years and afterwards one 
in the Paymaster-General's olHce ; during his residence in 
Waterford he A\-as always known as a public-spirited man, 
and took much interest in town govermnent, though he 
always shrank from holding oflice: he d. June 11, 1850; 
5 c.' 

5207. 1. CiiAiiLES SnixEY', b. March 7, ISIO; n\. Jmie 14. 1S76, 
Xannie De Sansure, daugliter of Edward and Maria (Mai'tin) JjO.-tiek, 
b. near Beaufort, S. C. Sept. 14, 1S5S; a patent lawyer; is one of 
the Government connse] in tlie suit against the Bell Telephone Co. ; 
residence, Wa.^liington ; 3 c. 

52GS. Edxa Bowexa^, b. April i'^, 1^71. 

5269. Elma Mays, b, ^larch 5; d. Jnue 24, 1870. 

5270. Charles SmxEV, Jk.^, b. Jan. 15, 18S3. 



5271. 2. Elizabeth Smith ', b. Dec. 13, 1S41 ; d. 180-1. 

5272. 3. MAnaAKET :^[cClell.\.n', b. Oct. 28, 1S44 ; d. ]845. 

5273. 4. Louisa", b. Sept. 2, 181-7; d. in infancy. 

5274. 5. Lun.v', b. Aug. 13, 184"^; ni. April 23, 1870, Charles 
P., son of Kev. Charles P. and Louisa (Kicliardson) Kusscll, b. 
Candia, Greece, Ai)ril 23, IS 10; Piv-^ident of the AViley cV: PLUs>ell 
Manufacturing Co., of Greeniield, ^Lass., where they reside ; 5 c. 



gY6 THE 1)ESG1•:NDA^"TS OF 

5275. CiiAKLEs CcrrKswoKTH Kt-.sellM.. Sept. 13, 18T1. 
5270. AViiiTMAN KussKLL^. b. June K), 187:3. 

5277. LrciA EusskllS 1'. ^MnrcL 8, 1S70. 

5278. Ellkx May Ki-skll^, h. Dec. 10, ls77. 

5279. KowENA LoLisA HisskllS, b. June 1, ISSO. 

5980 lY Jo^^IAH^l>.AYellfloet,Ja^.2^, 1793; m.1818, 
Maro-aret, daughter of Artluir MoClellan, a wealtliy mev- 
cliantof Portland; as a young lad he was an inmate of 
Judo-e Whitinan's familv in Portland, and was edncated by 
himl was an otficer in the war of 1812; was t\)r many 
years in partnorslnp with his fbther-in-law ; 1841, he 
became blind, and was obhged to retire f^'om active hie; 
he d. Sept. 10, 1'^ 18 ; his widow survived Inm a tew years 
but is now dead ; no issue. 

5281. Y. PvUTH'', twin sister to Josiah'', b. Jan. 28; d. 
May 20, 171)3. 

5282. YI. PvUTii'S b. June 21, 1794; d. Belfast, Me., 
Aug. 30, 187-1, aged 80; unmarried. 

5283. YII. IchabodThomas'', b. JuneG, 1796; d. July 
27,1798. 

5284. YIII. Elizabeth Smith'-, b. Oct. 19, 1797; d. 
young. 

5285. IX. Hope Doan^ b. Feb. 3, 1799 ; d. unmarried, 
Washington, April 7, 1887, aged 88. 

528G. X. IcHABOD Thomas'', b. July 7 ; d. July 1 8, 1800. 

5287. XL Cathaeinf/' b. Nov. 8, 1802; d. March U, 

1803. 

5288. XTI. WILLIAMTIIOMAS^b. Dec. 17, 1803; d. Jan. 

9, 1804. 

5289. Xlil. Thomas'"', only child by 2d marriage, b. 
Kingston, May 28 ; d. Aug. 23, 1809. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 377 

5290. Lemuel'^ (3ii2), Josiali*, Nicholas'^ Thomas-, John\ 
b. April 24, 1 750 ; in. ^[ary Saxton ? settled at Kinder- 
hook, N. Y. ; d. about 1821, in the family of his son Josiah ; 
his wile, survived him some vears ; *J c I. Simeon^'; II. 
Josiali*'; III. AVilliam": IV. Levi''; V. John''; VI. Eliza- 
beth''; VII. Mary"; VIII. Joanna"; IX. Sarah''. 

5291. I. Simeon", b. May 31, n7(;; m. 1. 1800, Mary, 
eldest daughter of Jonathan Hazard of Hancock, Mass. ; 
slie d. April 14, 1840, aged G2 ; m. 2. Lucretia Spicer; 
was a steady, hard-working young man, and at an early 
age was made captain and entrusted with the care of a 
sloop, wJiich he ran on the Hudson River; soon after his 
marriage he removed to Canada, settling at St. Armands, 
a town near the Vermont line, about twent3'-five miles 
from St. Albans, Vt. ; when he came to his new home he 
was in very modei-ate circumstances, but by industry and 
economy became a wealthy and respectable farmer; a 
man of temperate and sober habits and greatly esteemed 
in the community; lie d. April 2, 1852, aged 7G ; G c. 



5202. 1. Maeia'. b. Aug. 27, ISOl ; in. Hazard Thomas, a liighly 
respected citizen of St. Armands ; he d. May 19, 1SC5 ; she d. Sept. 
8, 1876 ; 3 c. 

5293. Ja^'e THoMAS^ h. Dee. 27, 1824; m. Oct. 19, 1853, Pcleg 
Spencer, h. April 12, 1815; d. Jan. IS, 1867; residence, St. Ar- 
mands ; 4 e. 

5294. Hazard Thomas Spencer'-', b. Aug. 13, lSr,.j ; m. July 9, 1877, :^Iary Jane 
Chadsey ; she d. March 13, 18S3. 

5295. Elmore P. Spencer', b. May 3. 1858 : d. March C, 1860. 
5295a. Pelcg Spencer', b. Nov. 25, 1860. 

5296. Amy Jane Spencer", b. Oct. 25, 1864. 

5297. Ei.MouE T^o^[Ass, h. Ang. 3, 1834; d. March 23, 1858, 
unmarried. 

5298. Lauka a. Thomas^ b. Feb. 16, 1842; m. Jan. 31, 1871, 
Luther F. Maey ; a farmer ; residence, St. Armands East ; 2 c. 

5299. Ida L. Macy^ b. Sept. 9, 1875. 

5300. Leslie A. Macy^ b. 3Iarch 8, 1876. 



37S THE DESCEXDAXTS OF 

5301. 2. EoDMAx IIazakt)', b. nauc-ock, Mass., Oct. 9, 1S03 ; 
m. Jan. 27, 1S27, Anna Miranda, daugliter of Aaron and Anna 
(Brown) ]\Lai"tinda]e ; a man of very temperate liahits, and by his 
economy and iiubL-try l)oeame very wealthy; a farmer and very 
fond of trading and .sliifting property ; lie d. May 5, 18*i3 ; 2 c. 

5302. SiMKOx KoP>rAX^, b. A])ril G, ls2S; ni. ]\larch 12, 1S54, 
Xaney, danghtt-r of Joioph and Estiiej- (Yipbson) Power.-; resi- 
dence, St. Armands East, on the homestead ocenpied by his fatlier ; 
a wealthy and snceessfnl farmer ; ISO*), in the 3Sth year of his age, 
was appointed by the Governor, Jnstiee of the Peace, an office he 
still retains; P. O. Abbott's Corners. Canada; 6 c. 

5303. Flora Miranda^, b. Sppt. 30, 1855 : m. :\Iardi 10, 1874, Chandler Chauu- 
cey Abbott : a merchant : residence. Gofis, Nemaha Co., Ks. ; 3 c. 

5304. Clarence C. Abbotf^". b. March 26, 1875. 

5305. Bertha May Abbott'", b. March 8, 1878. 

5306. Lena Maud Abbott'", b. Sept. 1, 18S1. 

5307. Emily Esther', b. June 22, 1858 ; m. June 20, 1879. Lewis Dow Scofield, 
a farmer : residence, Sutton. Brown Co., Canada ; 1 c. 

5308. Minnie P. Scofield^'', b. April 5. 1880. 

5309. Martha Bertha^ b. Sept. 18, 1859; m. Sept. 21, 1880, Lorenzo Thomas ; 
residence, St. Armands East : 1 c. 

5310. Myrtia LUhan Thomas'", b. Ajiril 22. 1882. 

5311. Rodman Homer', b. Jan. 23, 1862 : m. Oct. 12, 1685, Bertha, only daugh- 
ter of Austin and Catharine (Lee) Hill. 

5312. Simeon Herbert^, b. May 21, 1867. 

5313. Silas EoUin", b. Feb. 0, 1809. 

5314. TuoMAs GakpxekS, b. Feb. 15 ; d. Jime 2S, 1S32. 



5315. 3. Maetha'. b. Dec. 3, 1S05 ; m. Dec. 20, 1S25, Jesse 
Hibbard, b. June 0, 1S(I2 ; d. Jan. 25, 1S43 ; residence, St. Armands : 
she d. jSov. 2S, 1S61 ; 8 c. 

5310. Emma II. IIimiAKDS, b. Sept. 21. 1820; m. Oct. 26, 
1847, Penben II. Smith; a farmer; residence, Sheldon, Vt. ; 
5 c. 

5317. Flora A. Smith\ b. Sept. 3, 1818 ; m. 1. Feb. 15, 1871, Sanford Daniels ; 
he d. St. Albans. Vt., Nov. 3. 1874; she m. 2. Nov. 18, 1880, Lewis 
Young; a wheelwright; residence, Franklin Centre, Vt. ; 2 c. 

5318. Clayton S. Daniels'", b. Aug. 6. 1872. 

5319. Sanford A. Daniels'", b. June 20, IbTl. 

5320. }.Iart]ia M. Smith^ b. Aug. 21, 1850 : m, Oct. 14. 1869, Henry E. Mower : 
a merchant ; residence, Sheldon ; 3 c. 

5321. Lillian Emma Mower'", b, Marcli 29, 1872. 

5322. Henry Harlow Mower'", b. Aug. 27, 1873. 

5323. Reuben Artluir Mower'", b. Oct. 16, 1875. 

5324. Edward F. Smith', b. Nov. 7, 1853; d. Jime 29, 1854. 



JOHN ^VHIT^rAN of weymouth. 379 

532."i. Ella Bevtha Smith", b. Jan. 19, 1850; m. ^March 1, 1870, I^vandtT F, 

Brin-j;s; a fanut-r : residmice, Franklin; no issue. 
630G. Ida^Emma Sniilh ', b. Nov. 17, 1^04 ; m. Feb. 7, 1880, Sewell O. Bell ; 

a fanner ; residence, Franklin ; 1 c. 
5327. Lrford F. Bell-", b. April 1(3, 1882. 

532S. IIexky IIiuh-ski)*, I). JcUi. IS; d. Fel). 11, 1S29. 

5320. :>[AiiTiiA AVuiTMAN lIiiiiJAKn% I). Juiic -i, 1S30; m. Jan. 
12, 1853, rtoduKUi S. Hazard; a niereliant ; residence, St. Allnins ; 
5 c. 

5330. Elizabeth I. Hazard", b. Dec. 13, IS.')") ; d. Feb. 10, 1838. 

5331. Ida May Hazard'', b. Dec. 19, 1858. 

5332. Mattie Elsie Hazard", b. Nov. 29, 1801. 

5333. Edward Rodman Hazard ', b. Jan. 3. 1804. 

5334. Lillie 13ell Hazard", b. Feb. 2o, 1871. 

5335. Oai't. Edwai;d L. IItkbakd?, b. Aug. 10,1832; ra. Mav 
16, 18(;(i, Charlotte E. Ford; served in the war of the rebelHon 
iieai-ly two years, enlisting as a private ; was promoted to tlie rank 
of captain ; settled at E. Franldin ; he d. xVng. 6, 1873 ; 3 c. 

53P.G. Omri F. Hibbard". b. July 11, 1861. 

5887. Lenora E. Hibbard", b. Aug. 11, 1804 ; d. July 27, 1805. 

5338. Charles L. Hibbard", b. Jan. 28, 1870. 

5339. Mary J. Hibiui^dS, |). Sept. 21, 1834; m. March 10, 
1857, P. H. Stanley ; a farmer ; residence, Franklin ; 3 c. 

5340. Hibbard S. Stanley", b. Jan. 5, 1862. 

5341. Oscar H. Stanley", b. Jan. 17. 1806. 

5342. Whitman P. Stanley", b. March 12, 1808. 

5343. Dakwix X. IliniiAKDS, b. Feb. 10, 1837; d. July 27, 
1842. 

5344. WniTMAX S. IIir.BAKD% b. May IG, 1830; m. Jan. 22, 
18G2, Lydia X. Peai-sons ; removed 18G7 from St. Armands to 
Franklin; he d. Ang. 31, 1882; 3 c. 

5345. Anna M. Hibbard", b. Nov. 15, 1802. 
5340. Mary J. Hibbard", b. June 23, 1806. 
5347. Grace P. Hibbard', b. Nov. 19, 1870. 

5348. Jesse Milo IIif.bakuS, b. Nov. 25, 1841; d. Jan. 17, 

1859. 



5349. 4. IIexky Xee^ox', b. St. Armands East, Feb. 17, 1809 ; 
m. 1. Oct. 1, 1833, Aim Maria, dangliter of Jonatlian Selby. Esq., 
of Dm-ham C. E. ; .^he d. Xov. 12,^1 8:^,5, aged 21; m. 2. May 2, 
1838, Armida Eunice Corey; shed. Feb. 2, 1842, aged 24; m. 3. 
April 11, 1843, :Mrs. Cyntllia Durkee ; d. Feb. 25, 1885 ; his earlier 



380 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

days were spent upon the farm at an occnpation Avhicli he lias always 
followed, and wliieli was well chosen, as any one can attest who has 
passed along the highway leading across his large and well-tilled farm 
and who nnist have Ijcfii stnick witli the general a]:ipearance of things 
which everywhere prevails, as well as the general order and neatness 
of the snrronndhigs of his beantifnl home ; the facilities for education 
were at tliat time limiud, and he received only the advantage of the 
ordinary- district >chool of the day ; npon this rnde foundation he,- 
however, reared a snperstrnctnre of general intelligence which de- 
noted careful ^tudy. compi-ehensive thought, and a ready facidty for 
utilizing every ]'e<ouree of progress Avithiu his reach ; tlje year after 
his marriage, April 1, 1S34-, he removed to Stanhridge, purchasing 
the farm on wliich he now resides ; upon reaching the proper age, 
became a member of the miHtia force of the Province, was i:>romotcd 
to the post of Sergeant, and, 1847. was apjioiuted Quartermaster of 
the First Battalion of ^lissisqoui, retaining this important office till 
exempt fi-om duty by reason of age; Ibob, when only 20 years of 
age he was appointed Justice of the Peace, holding his ccomnission 
for forty-three years ; as a magistrate he was fearless and impartial ; 
he took an active part in the suppression of the Fenian invasion of 
Canada, Oct., 1S04. and received the highest praise from tlie govern- 
ment and the local powers ; a firm believer in the principles of Free 
Masonry, he has been a meniljer of that order since 1 Sl<) ; enjoy- 
ing ever tlie full conlidence of the comnnmity, he has been called 
iij^ou at A,'arious times to fill important nnmicipal offices ; in the 
church of wliich he is a member he has occupied positions of honor 
and trust, and has acted for several consecutive years as delegate to 
the annual synods ; the Bishop Stewart ^remorial Church of Frelighs- 
burg bears evidence of his libei'ality and benevolence ; never sacri- 
ficing in public or ];)rivate life principle for po])ularity, he has steadily 
pursued tiie even tenor of his way, governed alone by those higher 
prece])ts which ultimately crown the ell'orts of the ])ersevering with 
success and a wealth of honor far more enduring than the tlitting 
plaudits of ])opular will ; 3 c. 

5350. Jonathan Sei.uy^ b. Oct. 24, 1834; d. Sept. 2, 1835. 

5351. Mary Makia*, b. March 21, 1839; m. Sept. T, 18(33, 
Iliram C. J]linn ; residence. Frelighsburg, Canada; 3 c. 

5352. Gertrude Armida Bliim-', b. Feb. o, 18G0 ; d. July 19, 1885. 

5353. Grace Adeline Blinu", b. April 30, 1807, 

5354. Geneva Mary Blinn-', b. Aug. IG, 1878. 

5355. Capt. Zkno VinomS, b. Oct. 15, 1840; m. Jan. 30, ISGT. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 381 

Grace Jrazard ; a fanner ; resides wirli liis father cm the homestead ; 
holds a Captain's cunuuission in the vohmteers, and is a noted 
marksman ; 1S74, lie was one of the Dominion team that competed 
for the Elcho Shiehl, at AVimhledon. England ; at that place lie won 
one first prize, and several smaller ones; the same year won tlie 
Governor Gencrars i;;old medal ; no issne. 



5356. 5. Maiiy IIklen', b. Aug. 16, 1S13 ; m. Dec., 1868, 
Edward Brooks ; residence, Paxton, Mass. ; 1 c, but it is not known 
whethcj- she had others. 

53o6a. (A sou) Brooks', b. 1870. 

5357. 6. Levi Kipeey", b. Dec. 10, 1845; m. Nov. 9, 1868, 
Betsey M., daughter of Ashley Smith, Esq., of Xo. Sutton, P. Q. ; a 
successful farmer; residence, Knowlton, Broome Co., Canada; is a 
Justice of the Peace ; 3 c. 

5358. Louisa ]\[akia«, b. May 18, 1876; d. March 15, 1881. 
535Sa. Gkace Emm^v^, b. Dec. 11, 1883 ; d. Jan. ], 1885. 
5358b. Henky Xelson^ b. Eeb. Vi, 1885. 



5359. II. JosiAn*\ b. about 1777; m. Charlotte Austin; 
after liis niaiTiaoe resided in C^mada ; about 1.81 (] removed 
to xVUen, Alleg'liany Co., N. Y., where be i-esided over 
twenty years ; then J-emoved to S[)ring-port, Jackson Co., 
Micli., where he d. Dec. 25, 1872, aged 05; she d. Aug. 
13, 1S13 ; m. 2. Sarah ; she d. Feb. 21, 1862 ; 12 c. 



5360. 1. Permeija", b. Hancock, Mass., April 16, 1802; m. 1. 
7Vug.l6, 1820, Dea. David C. Hammond, I). Gloucester, 11. I., Api-il 
11, 1800; came to Michigan, 1835, and settled at Springport, where 
he d. May 1, 1817 ; m. 2. July 10, 1819, Silas Wood,' b. May 12, 
1792 ; d.'March 2, 1879 ; she d. Kov. 23, 1879 ; 6 c. 

5361. AV'iLLiAM ^Y. Hammond^ b. Angelica, N. Y., Sept. 10; 
d. X\)v. 1, 1822. 

5362. Olive E. IIammondS, b. May 23; d. June 30, 1821. 

5363. CiiAULOTTE T1ammox])8, 1). :\Iay 16, 1827; m. Dec. 16, 
1816, Pev. John Smith, son of Pev. IJoswell and Phel)e (Card) 
Osborn, b. Yictory, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1820; a Baptist minister, settled 
at Parjna, Mich., where she d. Aug. 19, 1883 ; 5 c. 

5364. Judsou R. Osborir', b. l^hivch 10, 1818 ; d. Nov. 5, 18G9. 



3S2 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5305. Oren D. 0.sbol•n^ b. Doc. 1, 1851 ; m. March 20, 1877, Lucrctia A. Cass, 
b. Oct. 3, 1858 ; residence, Jackson ; 3 c. 

5306. Claude E. Oriboin'", b. Aiifr. 15, 1879. 

5367. Lena Osborn'". b. Au-. 23 ; d. Dec. 20, 1881. 

6308. Ora M. Osborn'". b. Aug. 15, 18S5. 

5309. Nora P. Osborn', b. Jan. 4, 1854; unmarried. 

5370. Lurvcy M. Osljorn'', b. Oct. 4, 1857; rn. Feb. 11. 1884. Maud Hall; a 

incroliant; residence, Albion; 1 c. 
6371. Elnor 11. Osborn'". b. Dec. 18, 1885. 
5372. Carrie L. 0^1>oru''. b. Nov. 12, 1859 ; ]u. Nov. 12, 1885, Albert Seymour; 

a machinist ; residence, Paruia. 
5378. Oi:kx \xv^;uy IIammondM). A\ni] 'JO, 1820; m. Oct. 12, 

1851, Rlioda A., dauglitei- uf Jolin S. and liutli (Ea^tlnal-)j Conistock, 
a fanner ; residence, Spriugport ; S c. 

5374. Eslella M. Hammond'', b. May 19, 1856 : m. May 19, 1876, Frank, son of 
Truman and Lydia(Bolles) Elmer ; a farmer ; residence, Dcvereaux ; 4 c. 

5375. Ross T. Elmer'-", b. July 30, 1877. 

5376. Ellsworth O. Elmer'", b. June 15, 1879. 

5377. Erwiu Elmer'", b. June 7, 1881. 

5378. Alice J. Elmeri", b. Sept. 10, 1882. 

5379. Jeannette A. Hammond'', b. Sept. 9, 1859 ; m. July 3, 1877, James 
Bullen ; a farmer ; residence, Springport ; 2 c. 

6380. Eleanor P. Bullen'", b. Feb. 17, 1879 ; d. July 15, 1881. 

5381. Emma E. Bullen'", b. Sept. 5. 1880. 

5382. Frank A. Hammond-', b. Aug. 5, 1801 ; residence, Springport. 

5383. James PI Hammond-', b. Sept. 7, 1804 ; m. April 7, 1886, Louise, daugli- 
ter of George and Elizabeth (Brown) Sewrey of Canada, b. Feb. 25, 
1804 : a farmer : residence, Springport. 

5384. Belinda J. Hammond', b. Nov. 29. 1806. 

5385. Perry C. Hammond-', b. Jan. 20, 1809. 

5380. Minerva A. Hammond', b. Jan. 4, 1871. 
5387. Annie ^l. Hammond'', b. May 1, 1875. 

5388. TTannah L. IIammoxd^ b. Xov. 28, 1832; m. Sept. 9, 

1852, Abram P>., soii of Jcluibod S. and Hannah (Barber) Painu, b. 
Sept. U, 1828; a tinsmitb ; i-esidence, A^crinontville, ]\Iic]i. ; 4 c. 

5389. Romeyn ]M. Paine'', b. Nov. 13, 1853; m. June 3, 1885, Miniue Atwood ; 
graduated in Dental Dopartmout of the Michigan University, March, 
1681 ; settled at Kacine, Wis. 

5390. Frank A. Paine-', b. May 31, 1856 ; m. Feb. 19, 1880, Ella Spang ; a por- 
trait painter ; residence. Cliarlotte, Mich. ; 1 c. 

5391. Etliel L. Paine'", b. April 13, 1883. 

5392. Rosa A. Paine ', b. June 1, 1858 ; m. March 6, 1878, John Ferris ; a 
farmer ; residence, Eaton Rapids, Mich. ; 2 c. 

5393. Nellie M. Ferris'", b. Aug. 20, 1880. 

5394. Gilbert L. Ferris'", b. Jan. 19, 1884. 

5395. Edward D. Paiue^ b. March 6 ; d. Oct. 13, 1805. 

53'.»(3. EnwAKD IIa^imoxd^ b. Oct. 2, 1810; was killed in the 
battle of Gahies :\Iill, Va., Jnne 27, ]8r;2. 



JOHN ^YIIITMAX OF W?:yMOUTH. 383 

5397. 2. JosiAii", I). 1-Vb. 14, 1804; in. :\rarcli 1, 1829, Kesiah 
Drake, b. Oct. 29, isiMl; he removed to ]\Iicliiu-an witli liis fatlier. 
and d. Spring-port, Jan. 15, 1859 ; slie resides with her sun, Cliarles 
A]i)heu.s'^ ; <> c. 

5398. I1kn];if,ttaM). Dee. 2,1^29; m. Jan. If'.. 1^50, by Ecv. 
Alva Wldtman*, James ^lillard of Alln'oii; slie d. Ju]v22, 1852; 
lie m. 2. ])er sister Harriet ; 1 c. 

5399. Ii*.n-ict Millard\ I.. July 22, 1852 ; m. [March 4, 1879, Jonathan Hall ; 
a farmer ; residence, Sprinyport. ' 

5400. CoKDKLiA S.^ b. Oct. 22, 1832; m. J. J. Bncldin ; a 
farmer; slie d. April 25, 18r>S ; 3 c. 

5401. I^odnoy A. Biukliir'. b. :May 9. isr.3 : m. May 30, 1880, Helen, daughter 
of Ephraiin and Lydia Koed ; a moulder ; residence, Albion. 

5402. Sarah J. Eucklin''. b. Jan. 28, 1857 ; m. Nor. 17, 1885, Frank W. Dis- 
brow ; a machinist ; residence, Dimoridale, Mich. 

6403. Callis S. Bucklin-', b. May 8, 18G0 ; d. April 12, 18G3. 

5404. Ha.kriet'5, b. Xov. 10, ls3ti: m. Xov. 10, 1853, by Eev. 
J. S. Osborii, James IMilJaj'd — her ]>roiher-in-law ; he d. ^March 24, 
1871 ; residence, Albi(:)n ; 7 c. 

5405. Henrietta M. Millard', b. March 11. Is'.j.") ; m. Oct. 1, 1875. Charles W. 

Gale ; proprietor of an extensive foundiy and hardware manufactory : 

residence. Albioji : 4 c. 
540G. Bessie L. Gale"', b. July 31, 1876. 

5407. Edna L. Gale'", b. March 20, 1879. 

5408. Harriet M. Gale'", b. Aug. 5, 1881. 

5409. Ada M. Gale"', b. Aug. 13, 1884. 

5410. P:mma A. :Millard', b. Dec. 30, 185G ; m. Oct. 28, 188o, Edson C. Gillani : 
residence. Spring-port . 

5411. Sarah S. Millard", b. P\b. 20. 1839 ; m. Jan. 11, 1882, AVilliani Jesson ; a 
machinist : residence, Jackson ; 1 c. 

5413. Mildred Jesson'", 1^. Jan. 19, 1885. 

5413. Ada L. Millard', 1). May 8. 1803; m. Oct. 17, 1881, Frederick H. Good- 
ell ; a carriage painter ; residence, Si)ringport ; no issue. 

5414. MiKon G. Millard', b. April 5 ; d. Sept. 24, 1865. 

5415. Charles H. Millard'', b. April 9 ; d. June 24, 1866. 

5416. Josiah S. Millard', b. Oct. 10, 1869. 

5417. Charles AephkesS, b. Xov. 17. 1841; m. Jnly 4, 1869' 
Caroline Wellinu^tun ; a stock dealer; residence, Springport; 1 e. 
5418. Seward E.'-', b. Oct. 24, 1870. 

5419. JosiAH l^^ 1). I'el). 23, 1S44 ; m. Dee. 25, 1802, Jane, 
dauglite^r ,,f Jolm S. and TJnth (Eastman) Comstock ; a farmer; 
residence, (laylurd; no issue. 

5420. Lkonaki) M.s, 1). July 10, 1810,; d. Oct. 19, 1847. 



8S4 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5421. 3. LYniA\ b. Feb. It), 1805 ; m. Dec. 17, 1S26, Simon, son 
of Eleazer and Julia Auor (House) Scott, b. Jan. 17, 1800; d. 
!^^arch *2, 1 884 ; a farmer ; tbev resided foi- some years after tbeir 
marriage at Xunda, X. Y., and later settled at Allen, X. Y.. Mdiere 
slie d. May 11, 1878; '"one of tbe early settlei'S of tlic town, and 
regai'ded by all as a faitbfnl motlier, a kind neighbor, and one of 
the noblest specimens of true Christian womanhood ;" 7 c. 

5422. Capt. Simon W. Scon", b. Oct. C, 1829; m. Jan. 2, 1853, 
Jennie Tallman ; a trader; served dnring the late M'ar as Captain in 
a Xew York regiment ; residence, Allen ; 1 e. 

5423. William D. Scott-'. 

5424. Jui.iA Axon House Scott-, b. May 21, 1833 ; d. Xunda, 
Feb. 10, 1844. 

5425, IIiKAM House Scott-, b. Xov. 12, 1837 ; d. X. Y. City, 
May 27, l^JO. 

542(3. "William R. Scott^, b. Feb. 11, 1843; m. Oct. 23, 181)0, 
Etta J. Parker; a life insnrance agent; residence, AVaterloo, la.; 
no issne. 

5427. AValtkr A. ScorpS, b. Ang. 2B, 1844; m. Ang. 16, 1863, 
Lncy A. IJolnnson ; a farmei" ; residence, Allen ; no issue. 

5428. ALiiLiiT A. ScottS, b. Ang. 20, 1847; m. Carrie E. Brnn- 
dage ; a contractor ; residence, Lima, C). ; 1 c. 

5429. Edna Scott''. 

5430. Ross J. Scott\ b. Xot. 11, 1849 ; unmarried ; a farmer ; 
residence. State Road, X. Y. 

5431. 4. Clark Rogers', b. Stanbridge, Canada, Jan. 13, 1809; 
m. 1. J[ay 1, 1833, Tvetiirah, daughter of Stephen and Keturah Pratt, 
b. Allegiiany Co.', X. Y., April 24, 1816; d. Spring-port, Xov. 29, 
1850; m. '2. July 11, 1852. Mary Hupingardner, b. Oct. 12, 181*;: 
d. May 2, 1868 ; he removed v.'ith his father to ^Michigan and resided 
at Spring-port a greater portion of his life ; he d. Ithaca, Jan, IS, 
1884 — fell dead in the street— aged 75 ; 11 c, all b. Springport 
except two eldest. 

5432. AViLLLor Rooers*, b. Spring .-Vi-bor, Mich., July 30, 183t] ; 
m. Jan. 22, 186)7, Mai-y Caroline, daughter of Daniel and Emeline 
(Seymour) Ihitts. b. Toiunvauda, X. Y., ^[arch |J;l||s; a liveryman; 
residence, Gladwin, Mich. ; 1 c. 

5433. Roy Harvey'^ b. St. Louis, :Micli., May 17, 1877. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 



385 



5434. Gkokkk Ei.w AIM'S, b. Sprino ArLor, Sept. 29,1808; in. 
Nov. 11. IS»);% ^fary, daugliter of Lorcn and Eunice (Dnstin) Allxie, 
h. Derby line, Yt., Nov. 2G, 1839; a niercliant; residence, Itliaca, 
Mich. ;•;'. c. • 

5435. Charles Henr>-\ b. Dec. 20, 18(31 ; d. Oct. 29, 1867. 

5436. George Dustiiv', b. July 27 ; d. Sept. 29, 1^69. 

5437. EdNvard All>ee^ b. Ithaca, Sept. 23, 1871. 

54'iS. JosiAH rKATT\ h. April 18, 1S4J ; in. Oct. 20, 1S02, Kate 
Ann, dauo-liter of :^^.icllael and Catliarine (Shafer) Kaslienider, b. 
Akron. Cx'^Xov. IT, 1845; a farmer and veterinary surgeon; resi- 
dence, Itliaea ; 3 c. 

5439. Geor-e 3mton^ b. Sept. 4. 1863. 

5440. MiKord Claris', b. March 5, 1873; d. Sept. 10, 1877. 

5441. Floyd Clark', b. April 5. 1>>75. 

5442. Stei'iiex AlmoxS b. Dec. 2, 1843. 

5443. Pekmelia EmilyS b. Aug. 18, 184G ; m. 1. July 3, 1864, 
Edsel Brower; he abandoned her, and she m. 2. June 1, 1882, 
Cooper A., son of Eafert and Susan (Teachout) Watts, b. ^March 
28 1842; a painter, employhig about 100 men; residence, 3(;; Lex- 
ington St., Chicago : 1 c. 

5444 Charles Brower^ b. Spring-port, Oct. 1, 18G5 ; Avas adopted by a Mr. 

lilull of St. Louis, ^lich., and took the name of Charles ^lull ; m. Mninie, 

daughter of George Imsley ; residence, St. Louis. 
5-145. Clakk EossS b. Aug. 10, 1850; m. April 22, 1871, 
Amelia Jane, dauoliter of John and EHza (Sinmions) Countryman, 
b. Mattawan, Mich., April 14, 185G ; a farmer ; residence, Marengo ; 

4:0. 

5446. Floyd L.% b. April 25, 1874. 

5447. Ann Eliza^ b. :May 7, 1876. 

5448. Rebecca^ b. Jan. 25, 1S79. 

5449. Nora ArTilla% b. Oct. 10, 1882. 

5450. Alua Almon^ ] cl. Jan. 28, 1854. 

5451. Alice A^-x^ ( b. Aug. 1, 1853 ; m. Dec. 25, 1873, Frank 
Elijah, son of Elijah and Sarah (Stoddard) Peck ; became dissipated 
and left his family ; 2 c. 

5452. Chloe Emma Peck^ b. Dec. 11, 1874. 

5453. Sylvia Mary Peck^ b. Sei)t. 14, 1877. 

5451. Amelia Jane^, b. June 2, 1855 ; m. Feb. IG, 1873, Joseph, 
son of John and lluth Ami (.^[oets) Favorite, b. Bi'ooldield, Jan. 
13, 1851; a farmer; residence, Brooklield; P. O. Charleswortb, 
Mich.; 5 c, b. Springpurt. 
25 



386 



THi: DESCKXDANTS OF 



54.-,:) L(>ola Mav Favorite'', b. June 16. 1874. 

5r.f3. Arclnl.aia Eugene Fuvorile'.b. June 20, 18.<. 

5457 Janio Clarence Favorife\ b. St. Joseph. O., Oct. 11, IP.O. 

5458. Aluia IVarl Favorite", b. June 27, l^-'O. 

5459. Minnie 15. Favorite', b. Oct. 24, 1SS4. 

5W.. Fkaxkux E.M.. Al'vil l<:^^^:,s: uiimarvicd: a farmer: 
residciH-e, Irliaea. 

5401. Ai.LKX C.% 1>. Marcli H l^i;!: unmarried: m Im.mess 
with l.isl.rutber AVilliam \l.: residence, (4ladwin. _^ 

54.^0 5. MAm.v. K Staul^Hd^^Can.da. March 1. }^^]^J^ 
Scott^^iile. X. Y., May :>:. ISU, Alexander Ilus., b. Scotland, Get. 
90 ISKu'd. Jaeksun. Sept. 3o. 1ST8 : a miller; re.^ded lor some 
yeL-s in :s. Y. City, then removed to Yp.ilanti ; she d. Ann Arhur, 
ilarcli :!1, l^^o; 7 c. 

r.m. SrsAX Eo.s^ h. AVest Avon, X. Y., Fek ^1^1^^^;^^^- 
Yr>ibnti, Mav 2, 1S5., John A. B. Wolvin. 1>. Oct. 2n, 1S33 ; a 
mannfaetm-er of Lent ^voud work ; residence. Hat 1u-ck ; ., c. 
riri Mexinaer E E. "NVolviir', b. Feb. 8, 1855 ; d. Feb. 3, iSoG. 
4 ■ E ?r WoMn^, b. Fiint! Sept. 26. 1856: m. Aug. 13. 1881, Amos, son 
rf R^t; Ku^us C. and Mary A. .Lathr.p, Crane : a dry-goods salesnaan ; 
residence, F.ig Rapids ; 1 c. 
5400. HenrvW. Crane"', b. Deo. 21.1880. 

she d. Jan. 20. 18>5 ; an engineer : residence. Flat x^ock . 1 c. 
5tr,Q Ui.tin W. Wolvin-', b. Sept. 14. 1883. ,,-,,., 

::: E,mna J. ^Volvin^ b. Fla. RocK, Se,.^ .. 18^ :^^A.g 1^04. 
5471 William 11. Wolvin", b. Ypsdanti. March 8, 1804 m. Oct. ,9. l.-i, 
Annie Laflon ; residence, 1326 Wo.-dvrard ave., Detroit. 
54-> Charlotte Eoss\ b. Mnmfnrd^ville, X. Y.. ^fay 13, 1S3T ; 
,n Yp^ilanti, Doc 25, 1S5T, Jackson AV. Hewitt^, b. Sodns. >s.^l., 
April 1 7 1^30 : a carriaire maker ; re.i.lence. Jackson. 3iicli. ; _ c. 
5473. ^Vinis J. He^vitt^ b. ^ov. 18. 1859 ; m. Nov. 29, 1879, Nellie Wimple : 

residence, Jackson ; 1 c. .-,„ i*c;i 

54-4 LottieMavHewitt-,b. Dec. 0.1^^0 :d. Jan. 20, l.VSl. _ 

t^ MhlniL D. Hewitt ■. b. Sept. 30. 1802 : in. June 10, 1881, Benjamm Croni, 
b. Mare, :^rich., Jan. 1. 1802 ; residence. Jackson. 
547(r William Eo-\ b. Sept. 13, 1S42; enlisted in the^ avmv, 
Ano-.. lS<c'; was reported wounded and missing, Jnne 2, IblU. 

5^77.^ T:^™a T^.s<^ b. Oct. n, 1S45 ; m. Jobn Ross, a cousin of 
her fatlier's ; a miller : roidence, Ann Arbor ; no is.sne. 
5478. EnwAKO l^..s^ ) d- Feb. 19, 1800. 

[h. Jan. 21 : 
5470. EowiN Eoss^ ) a. Feb. 23, 185u. 



JOHN ^V HITMAN OF WEYMOUTir. 387 

54S(). Mauy Uo^.-^", li. A]n-\] \K 1>>">1 : m. -Ian. 1. Is7l, Jolm, ?on 
oi Ai'uliil);il<l ami Aniiii- Duncan. 1). .liily 1 -i. Isjl; d. Aug. lo. 
1S74; slie i^ a leaclaT in the imlu.-trial school; residcuce, Adrian ; 
1 e. 
olvSl. AVilliam A. Duncan'', b. Jan. 1, 1H73. 



5i:S2. 0. IIev. Alvah'. ]). J.ower Canada. ^\.\\ 4. isi:); m. 1. 
llvron, X. Y., Oct. .SI, 1S41, liuth G.. daughter of Ilariuon ■and 
Melissa ^Vorton, b. ISl'J ; d. July 17, 1S45 ; in. -2. April 22, lbG7, 
]\rrs. Jiachel M. Yanderlook ; "was about 3 years of age when liis 
fatlic-r moved to Allegliany Co., X. Y. ; with his twin brother 
Alnion studied for tlie ministry at ]\Iadison Univei'sity, aud was 
ordained, X<:)v. 20, l'^40, pastoj- of tlie Baptist Church at Ijyi'ou, 
X. Y. ; is now settled at Shell lioek, la. ; no issue. 

54S3. 7. Ekv. Almox". b. May 4, 1S13; m. 1. Jan. 20, 1S41, 
Caroline, daughter of AVorthy Lovell and Sojiliia (Churchill) 
, Churchill of Batavia. X. Y. ; she d. March 20. 1^15; m. 2. May 
28, 184S, Alta C. Churchill, sister of first wife; she d. ]\[ay 24, 
1876; studied for the ministry at ]\[adison University, and was 
settled in 184('t a.t ]^Jorgan.>ville, X. Y. ; preached for thirteen years 
in Xew York, havhig l)ut two churches during that time ; was 
settled three years in Indiana, two years in Illinois, t\\'enty years in 
Wisconsin, and four years in Miss(niri ; for the past four years has 
liad no regular charge ; has published a very successful work on the 
prophecies, entitled " Prophecy Ojiened ;"' residence, Lamar, AEo. ; 
5 c. 

5484. LovELL J}.% b. Feb. 28, 1811); d. Fel). 28, 1804. 

5485. Cakuie D.^% b. Oct. 10, 1851; m. Jan. 1, 1885, AVilliam 
L. Porter : residence, Lamar. 

5480. Ji-DsoN ^.^ 1). Xov. 12, 1850. 

548T. Ikvino A.^, b. April 21, 1858. 

5488. SopniA C.^ b. April 4, 1800. 



54s;>. 8. Chaulotte', 1>. Oct. 0, 1815; nn Jan. 1, 1841, Joseph, 

son of Elisha and Anna ( ) Sibley, b. Dec. 13, 1817; a 

farmer; residence, Ojiondaga, Ingham Co., ]\Iich. ; 7 c. 

51'.tO. Caupje S. SiulevS, b. :\[a_v 30, 1S42 ; m. Juue 7, 1808, 
Alvah X.^, son of Alartin and Elsia (^Vhitnnln') Austin, b. April 
25, 1S48; a sewing machine agent; I'e^ideuci', Jackson ; 1 e. 
0491. A.lelbcrt Austin', b. Au^., l.^GO ; d. Feb., IbTO. 



3SS THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5-102. CiiAKi.r.s II. Suii.Kv'^, b. Aug. H. 1SJ4; m. Ayr]] 9, Is;.-, 
Emma, da.iglitcr of Elijali ami Elizalxtli Aim (Jackson) Garrett, b, 
BiiU'alo, K. Y., April 23, IMd; a farmer; residence, Onundaga ; 
2 c. 

5493. Frank Siblcy^ b. Dec. It, 1R78. 

5494. George L. Sibley^ b. Aug. 17, 1881. 

54-95. Alvaii Siisley^^, b. Eel). 5; d. Sv]n. 15, 1S4C. 

549G. Omkr Sibi.ey^, b. ^\-.v. 30. 1S4V : m. July 4. 1875. Ella, 
daiigbter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gale) Pierson ; in Imsiness wiili 
liis brother-in-law, A. X. Austin ; residence, Jackson. 

5497. Hubert Sirley^ b. May 21. 1S49; m. Dec. 15, 1S71, 
Minnie, daughter of 4'homas and l^olly Ann (Snider) Gilhnan, b. 
Dec. 31, 1853 ; a farmer ; residence, Springpurt ; 4 c. 

5498. Everett C. Sibley\ b. Feb. IG, 1873. 

5499. Edith M. Siblcy^ b. Dec. 20. 1R75. 

5500. Grace Sibley^ b. Oct. 13, 1878. 

5501. Scott H. Sibley-', b. Dec, 15, 1883 ; d. Aug. 8. 1884. 

5502. Emma Stbley'^, b. Sept 11, 1S52; m. Jan. 1, 1ST3. Thomas 
B., son of John B. and Fannie (Kelly) AVlieeler, b. Jan. 1, 1842 ; a 
contractor and builder ; residence, Le.slie ; no issue. 

5503. Elsie Sibley^, b. April 14. 1854; d. Jan. 15, 185S. 

5504. 9. Eev. Miltox L.^, b. Sept. 7, 1818 ; m. 1. Miss Henry ; 
m. 2. Anna Willett of Anderson, Ind. ; was educated at AYyoming 
Academy ; ^dlen 21 he took the general agency of Mitchell's Out- 
line Maps for the State of Tennessee and spoilt some ten years in 
tlie soutli engaged in this work, and married a southern ladv ; he 
then returned home, was l)aptized and joined his brother's church 
at ]\lorgaiisville ; was shortly after licensed to preach and was first 
settled at Darlington, Wis. ; was after settled at MacGregur, la., 
Quincy and Monmouth, 111. ; a ^'iolent cold laid the seeds of con- 
sumption, and he was compelled to give up ministerial work : he 
then settled at IndiaTiapolis, where he d. Dec. 15, 1872; his widow 
has since married ; several children, all of whom d. in infancy. 

5505. 10. Elsie Yiola', b. Feb. 8, 1821 ; m. Jan. 1, 1841, 
jSFartiu Austin, her cousin ; a farmer ; residence, Spring-port ; 8 c. 

5506. Cecelia G. Austin^ b. Sept. T8. 1842; m. Sept. 18, 1859, 
Townson S., son of Abran) and Susan (Wood) Iladden ; a farmer; 
residence, ^[arengo ; J\ O. Rice Creek; 4 c. 

5507. Rosa Adellc Iladdeu-', b. Oct. 30. ISG'2 ; m. Feb, IG, 1881, Charles D, 
Cooper ; a faruier ; re.-^idence, Marengo. 



JOHN WniT>L\N' OF WEYMOUTH. 389 

5D0S. Willi.^ Eugene Haddon^ b. Juno 1, 18G5 ; in. March 14, 1882, Ella 
Coaley ; a farmer : residence, Mercj-^-illc. 3Io. ; 1 c. 

5509. llewlett Smith Iladden"', b. Jan. 2r,, 1880. 

5510. Susan Elsie liadden', b. :\[arcli 2-i, 1^109. 

5511. Ernest Ralph Iladden'. b. June 3, 1871. 

5512. CnARLorrr. 11. Al\st]x\ b. July 1, ISi-l:; m. 1. A]»i-il 2?., 
lS5f', AiiKi.-iali Ilu(.ld:']i, ;i brotlicr of ToM-ii^^on S. liadilen ; he d. at 
the post lio.<pital. ^V. Va., A|)ril •?.('>. ISCJ:; m. 2. ]\[ay 18, 18G5, 
Eli Hale ; served during the war and passed through liftecn hard- 
fonght battles ; a farmer : residence, Springport ; 2 e. 
551:1 Lettie E. Hale', b. July 19, 1S(J0 ; m. July 4, 1883, George Cochran ; a 
farmer ; residence, Springport ; 2 c. 

5514. Ralph E. Cochran^", b. June 13, 1884. 

5515. Roy Adelbert Cochrani". b. April 12, 18SG. 
551G. Ansie Hale-', b. Aug. 39, 1869. 

5517. Frank E. Austin^, b. July 31, 181(3; m. April 25, 1869, 
Ellen J., daughter of J(»hn and Lodica (Pierce) Gay; a farmer; 
residence, So. Ilaven ; 1 c. 

5518. Ada D. Austin'-', b. Feb. 9, 1870. 

5519. Martin V. Austin-', b. Oct. 1, 1871. 

5520. Clift. F. Austin-', b. Oct. 23, 1873. 

5521. Dora M. Austin\ h. Feb. 28, ly78. 

5522. Alvah X. Austin-% b. April 25, 1818; m. -Tune 7, 1808, 
Carrie O.s, daughter of Joseph and Cliarlotte (Whitman'} Sibley, b. 
May 3t», 1812; a sewing machine agent; residence, Jackson; 1 c. 
5523. Adelbert Austin", b. Aug., 18G9 ; d. Feb., 1870. 

5521. Moirrox S. AustixS, b. Jan. 7, 1850; m. Dec. 20,1877, 
Kachel, daughter of David and Harriet (Town) Yoxhimmer; a 
farmer; residence, Springport; 3 c. 
5525. Elsie Austin^ b. June 13, 1879. 
552G. Yernar V. Austin-', b. Nov., 1880. 
5527. Ella Austin^ b. July 23, 1885. 

5528. OscAii 31. AusTI^-^ b. Oct. 4, 1851; m. Helen Xorviee ; 
a farmer; residence, Springport; 3 c. 

5529. Fay G. Austin^ b. June 15, 1878. 

5530. Ethel Austin", b. June 14. 1880. 

5531. Lilla Austin-', b. March 17. 1882. 

5532. Wilton E. AustinS, b. May 12, 1857; m. Xov. 11, 1878, 
Gertie, daughter of George and Sarah (Huston) A^anblack ; a 
farmei- ; residence, Springj)ort ; 2 c. 
55.'^}. Eftie M. Au.stin-'. b. July 1. 1880. 
5531. Charles Austin-', b. Oct. 7, 18^3. 

5535. CuAKLKs A. AusTixS, b. Sept. 11, 1859 ; d. April 23, 1801. 



3<j0 tup: descendants of 

5580. 11. Sally Axx\ I). Allcgl.aiiy Cu., X. Y., Marel. 1-1, 
lS-2o ; 111. Sept. IS, IStJl, Jacob Smith; a fanner; re.-ideiice, 
Spriugport; >lie d. Oct. 11, ISSl ; 1 c. 

5537. lluiiKKT Smiths, ],. Aug. K', 18^3. 

553S. 12. John M.\ b. A])ril 10, 1S^2<>; m. 1. Oct. 13. 1^5^), 
Jane Zilpba Doak of Springport ; slie d. Sept. 15, 1S(;3 ; ni. ■>. Feb. 
IS, 1S05, Diantba Xelsoii ; a fanner; residence, W. Bnincb, :Viicli. ; 
So. 

5539. ELSIL^ b. Aug. 30, 1S51 ; m. May 2S, 1873, George, son 
of Da^'id B. and Ebzabetb (lluwcll) l^iucber, b. Oct. 8, 1^4-.': a 
farmer; residence, Springport; nu issue, but bare adopted two 
ebildren. 

5510. :^riLT0N\ b. Oct. 25, 1850; m. Oct. 31. 18s(), Emma 
Fanclier, sister of above ; a farmer ; residence, AY. Branch ; 1 c. 
Soil. Ross Fancht■r^ b. July 21, 18^0. 

5512. Maki-% b. March 25, 1800; m. April 22, 1885, AYilham 
Davis; a farmer; residence, AV. Branch; 1 c. 
5513. Harriet Ethel Davis", b. Feb. 21, ISSO. 
5514. Ml■.lno^-^ b. Jan. 1, 1806. 
5545 ZiLTHA JaxkS b. Dec. 10, 1809. 
5540. Melvix^ b. Feb. 29, 1873. 

5547. Shim', b. Alarch 14, 1870. 

5548. Geoupex^, b. Jttne 13, 1878. 



55-19. III. William'', 1j. ; he 1. Cayuga Co., Betsey 
Trumbull; lie resided for a time in Cayuga Co., and in 
1806 removed to Stanbridge, Canada, whore he was en- 
gaged in kunbering ; prior to 1818 he removed to Ashta- 
bula, residing theixi till after 1830, since which time no 
definite information has been received; in a letter of his 
brother Levi^ dated 1823, it is rumored that he had been 
m. 3 times and his last wife was at that time dead ; in a 
letter of Josiah'', dated 183G, mention is made of 3 c. 



5550. 1. AiAfTitA', 1). l)efore 1810. 

5551. 2. Pin LET i> ',!>• h«-*h*i"^' 1-^1^- 

5552. 3. AViLLiAM', b. before 1830. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WFA'MOUTH. 



391 



5553. IV. Levi'", h. Kindcrliook, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1702; 

m. Nov. 15, lsl8, M-dvy, daughter oi" Benjamin and 

(Saxton) l)..tv, 1). Aiistorllrz, X. V., July 7, 179G: d. Grant 
Townsliip, Dallas Co., la., Dec. 5, 1881; served with a 
company of militia in the troubles of 1814; 1818, settled 
at Au.sterlitz, N. Y., remaini]i- there till J s-Jf) ; was^for a 
time Justice of the Peace ; after a short residence in Nassau 
and Chatham, N. Y., removed to Stockbridge and later to 
Lee, Mass. ; was a dealer in tin and stove hardware ; about 
1864 moved to Iowa, where his sons were living, and d. 
Grant Township, at the iKjme of Charles Steadman, Nov- 
5, 18G7, au'ed 75; 6 c, three eldest b. Austerlitz. 

5554. 1. Jamks Saxtox', b. Sept. 7, 1S20 ; m. 1. Oct. \K 1>^U, 
Marv Anil, daiurliter of Nathan and EHzal.etli (Bates) Tratr. b. 
Cbestertield. :Mass.. March, 1S15, d. StockLridge. Mas^., .Tuly 13. 
lS(i3; ni. 2. llolyoke, Ma>s., :May 17, ISOS, Mary E. Holland; 
came 'to Stockoridge with his father, re.^iding there for many years, 
following Iris trade of earpentei- ; he d. Ib.lyuke, Dec. 11, iSiO ; 3 c. 

5555. Mai:y Lef^ b. Stockhi-idge, July 4, 1S45 ; m. llolyoke, 
Oct. 12, 1S70. Edwhi Cyrus, son of Col. Cyrus and Delia (Dj-esser) 
Eichai-dson, b. April (5, 1840; a merchant; residence, Nashua, 
N. 11. ; c. 

5556. Robert E. Richardson ', b. A])ril 30, 1873. 

5557. Charles Dresser Richardsoir', b. Nov. 3. 1S74 ; d. Sept. 30, 1875. 

5558. Henry T. fJichardson-'. b. Aug. -20. 1870. 

5559. Alice Ina Richardson'', b. May 31, ISSO. 
55G0. Frederick P. Richardson'", b. Dec. 8, 1831. 

5560a. Susie E. Richard3on^ b. April 3; d. Aug. 24. 1886. 

55(31. Catharixk KAlr^KAU^ b. Stockhridge, Eeb. VJ. InM ; m. 
Oakhiud, Cah, Aug. 9, ISTl. Leonard AVilliam. son of AVilliam and 
Anne (Marohant) Storrow, b. Southampton, Eng., May 2-J, isl^ ; 
is agent of Columbia Eiver Paper Co. ; residence, 400 Golden Gate 
ave., San Erancisco ; no is.sne. 

55r;i>. Ellis% b. Lee, :N[ass., 1S5-1 ; m. ^lilford, Ct., Dec. 25, 1SS3, 
Annie E., daughter of Alanson D. Doughr.s ; a druggist clerk ; resi- 
dence, 105 Lombard St., New Haven, Ct. ; 2 c. 

55r»0a. Dougla.,s Janles^ b. Dec. 8, 1884 ; d. Aug. 29, 1885. 
55G-2b. Alice Lucy■^ b. Aug. 3, 188G. 



392 THE DESCKXD.VNTS OF 

55t!;3. 2, CirAiM.KS Steadmax', 1). Scj)!. 2S, 1822; iii. "Wancii-- 
burirli. X. Y., Sept. 15, 1848, ]*hel)e M., dau^litiM- of Davi<l ;uid 
Anna (.McDonald) Woodwai-d ; resided at Leedsville, X. Y., till 
about l'^<')0 wlien lie I'enioved to I<jw;i ; re-ideiiee, Cafi"(jll, Li. ; 
owns a liverv and sale stal)le ; (i e., two d. in inf;inc_v. 

55<;4. Anna F.\ 1>. Leedsville. Fel). 22, 185.'); ni. Dallas Centre, 

la., Feb. 21. 1871, Joseph ]\L. Flake; a sewing- niacbine ag-ent ; 

residence, Carroll ; 4 c. 

55C.O. I.ola Blake". 

556G. Gcrtrmle Blake\ 

556T. Fivilerick Blake-'. 

5568, PJenry Blake''. 

o5':;0. Chakles n.% h. LcedsviHe, Xov. 20, 1855; m. Carroll, 
May 14, 1870, Margai-et E. llaniiuond ; a drugi;F..t ; residence, Clii- 
cago; 1 c. 
5570. Elizabeth^ 

5571. Fkedekick^'^, b. Des Moines, la., Aug*. 5, ISGl ; unmari-ied ; 
a livei'vnian ; residence, Montgornei'v, .Via, 

5572. IIexky*. 1). IJallas Centre, Ta., -Jan. 8, 1805; a livery- 
man; i-csidence, Ojnalia. 

5578. 3. JoHx DoTy% b. Atig. 24, 1824; m. 1. Lee, Mass., April 
IG, 1847. Catharine E., dangliter of Francis and Ruth (llnbbaj'd) 
Ilartean, b. Sandistield, ]\rass., didy 28, 1828 ; d. Lee, March 18, 
1851 ; m. 2. Stamford, Conn., Xov. 25, 1851. Mary Ann, daughter 
of Chauncey and Manno (ILarteau) Unlet, b. Lee, March 20, 1823; 
a carpenter by trade, but for many years has been engaged in stock 
farming: he resided for many years at Dallas Centre, la., owning 
the Orchard Grove Farm, devoting his attention to raising shoi't- 
horn cattle: since Js^5 has resided at Medford, Jackson Co., Or., 
engaged in fruit business; c. 

5574. Eva Fean-cksS, b. Lee, Oct. 20, 1852; d. Dallas Centre- 
Aug. 23, iscj. 

5575. Jonx IIenuy^, b. Lee, Jan. 8, 1854; m. AJel, la., Jan. >>. 
1878. Sarah ^[eli>.-a, daughter of Thomas K. and Frances Ellen 
(AVhittecan Xortli. h. .Milford, Lid., July 31, 1850; a lawyer: 
residence, ]\Ledfoi-d : 3 c. b. Adel. 

5576. Guy\ b. Aup. 9 ; >]. Aii^. 17. l^si. 

5577. Orrin Wniinfivd', b. Oct. 11, ISS'J. 
557S. Oliu Thoiiuis-, b. March 23, 1885. 

557'.'. Fk'axcis L vruiiNi'i:'^, b. (LmiU Township. Ta., Aug. 5. 

1850: a clerk in a wholesale fruit house, J^ortland. Or. 



JOHN ^VIUT^fAX OP^ WEY^rOUTH. 393 

5550. M.vr.Y Adaltxe"^, b. Grant To\vn.^]iip, July S, ISOl ; d. 
June 20, IS 70. 

5551. Coi;aS, b. Grant Townsliip. July 4, ISOi; ; d. Feb. S, ISuT. 

5552. Jamks Alijki:t'^. b. Grant Town-^liip. July 29, ISTO. 

5.583. -1. Aluert E.', b. ^Vln•^a\v, X. Y., Sept. 20, 1820 ; d. Troy, 
Aug. 23, 1832. 

5581:. 5. EicnARD Kexky', b. Chatham. X. Y., Xov. 21:, 1S2S ; 
went to sea from X. Y. City in the fall of 1811, and has never been 
heard from. 

5585. 6. George Washington', b. Oct. 3, 1831 ; in. Lee. ]\Iass., 
Jan. 1, 1851, Clarissa, daughter of William and Jane (Buckley) 
Cady, b. Holyoke, Juno 4, ls2'J ; d. Jmie 7, 1885; a carpenter; 
residence, Earlville, III., where he removed, Jan.. 1850; T e. 

5580. Isabella', b. Leo, Oct. 20, 1851 ; m. Jan. 1, 1878, James 
Otto; a farmer; residence, ]\lilliDgton ; 1 c. 
5587. LeRoy Otto^ b. April 22. ISSO. 

558S. Georgianxa^^ b. Bridgeport, Ct., July, 1854; d. Lee, 
Sei)t., 1S55. -i; 

5589. George^, b. Oswego. III., June 22, 1858; m. Dec. 22, 
1885, Mrs. Bartlett, v^-ido^v of A. S. Bartlett, and daughter of C. B. 
and Christina (Sharjie) Finch, b. Sandwich, 111., X"ov. 5, 1850 ; is in 
the employ of the W., St. L. ct P. R. B., St. Louis. 

5590. Walter*, b. Sept. 4, 1800; unmarried; a stationary 
engineer. 

5591. Delias, b. X'orthville, 111., Feb. 19, 1803; m. July 20, 
1882, John Shelby ; a conductor on tlie C, B. tfc Q. R. B. ; resi- 
dence, Aurora, 111. ; no issue. 

5592. AVilliamS, b. X^orthville, 111., July 24, 1805; d. Sept. 22, 
1872. 

5593. Louis 8, b. Xorthville, Feb. 19, 1809. 



5594. y. Joiix'', b. ; learned the trade of printer; 
was in X. Y. City, 18,36 ; is Believed to have never married. 

5595. VI. Elizabeth", h. ; ni. Ix-fore 1810 Bi.sliop 
Wildey; residence, Kiiiderliook ; 1) c., two d. in infancy; 
all but youngest son b. before 1810; the survivors are: 



394 



TirE I^ESCEXDANTS OV 



559G. 1. IticiiAKi) A\'aiki:max Wili;i;v', m. 
X. Y. City. 

55;iT- '2. Makv A\'ii.!)i;v', 1). ; m, 

55US. 3. Xklsi.ix A\ iLUEv". 
5599. ir. -loiix AVij.DK^". 



; i'e>i(leiicc, 



5G00. 5. AiJijAiiA^[ A\'jr.Di:v', i 
5001. G. Catiiaimxi; Wir.!)i:v*, 
5G02, 7. Lemuel Wiedev". 



:-!). May 27, 1810. 



5603. A'll. Maky'' b. ; HE before 1810 Abraliani 
Burns; 1810, resided Lansiag'burg- ; 1818, Willinmstown, 
Mass.; 1821, Leo; 1823, Eaton, ^[adison Co., X. Y. ; no 
issue. 

5604. Yin. Joanna'^ b. ; was unmarried 1823. 

5605. IX. Sakah'', b. ; m. before 1818 Peter Ladue ; 
residence, 1823, Kinderliook ; 3 c. 



5GO(3. 1. Peteii Laiu'e, Jk.', 

5G07. 2. Albert Ladue", [ h. after 1821. 

oGOS. 3. Maky Jaxe Ladue', 



5609. JosiAir (394:), Josia^, Xicholas"', Thomas"-, John', 
b. Dec. 16, 1753; m. 1774, Sarah, daughter of Caleb and 
Patience (Cashinan) Sturtevant of Hahfax, 3Iass. ; lie d. 
^[arch 30, 1778, ag-ed 24; liis ^Yido^Y m. 1783, Jacob 
Mitchell (and ^Yas the mother of Josiah Whitman Mitchell, 
a lawyer of Freeport, Me.); she d. 1789; his estate was 
not settled till 1792, when, on Oct. 17, Beza Hayward was 
appointed administrator ; 2 c. I. EzekieP ; II. Betsev". 

5610. I. IIox. EzEKfCL*', b. March 9, 1770; m. Oct. 31, 
1799, Hannah, daugliter of Cushing and Jennet (Orr) 
:\Iitchell, b. Feb. 2, 1 781 ; d. :^Iarch 28, 1852 ; she was sister 
of Hon. Xahum ^Mitchell, his former instructor ; the early 
death of his father left the family in the most straitened 



JonX WJIITMAX OF WKY.MOUTII. 395 

circHiiistanccs, aiul for iwauv years lie had a liard stnig'g'le 
-with ])Ovi-rty; at the age of 7 he ^\■ellt to reside ^v)t]l his 
uncle, Rev. Levi WhitiiKUi of WellHeet, wlio gave liim tlie 
rudiineiits of an education, and treated liiui witli a kindness 
•\vhicli lie never forgot, and which in a measure he was 
able to re})av, when, in old age, their circumstances were 
reversed; at the ago of 14 he l)ecaiiie uneasy at his state 
of de])endence and determined to go to sea; but his uncle, 
who was resoluteh' 0})])Osed to such a step, persuaded him 
to pursue the studies necessary to p3'e})are him for a liberal 
education ; to this end he was ])laced under the care of the 
Rev. Kilborn Whiinum'' of Pembroke; he was, however, 
a way\Nard student, and though quick to learn had not 
formed habits of study and application ; at length, in 1701, 
he entered B]-own University ; though at tliat time it was 
said that but twentv pounds a year would nearly support 
a student, still even rhis amount was lacking, and only by 
constant work — teaching school during vacati(»n — was he 
able to carry Jiimself through; he graduated 17"J5; upon 
taking his degree he was almost penniless, and in a lit of 
desperation talked of joining a troop of actors then per- 
forming in Providence, but his own l:)ettei- judgment com- 
ing to his rescue, he al)andoned this project and decided to 
study law ; he first studied for a time with Hon. Benjamin 
Whitman'^^ of Hanover, Ijrother of Rev. Kilborn, and later 
with Judge Nahum ]\Litchell at E. Ijridgewatei' ; 1790, was 
admitted to tlie bar in Plymouth County, and decided that 
he would seek his fortunes in .Maine ; in x\pril of that year 
he started on horseback for Turner, Me., the point at 
wdiicli he had thought best to settle; he remained here, 
however, but a few months, and in September moved to 
New Gloucester; here he remained till 1S07, when he 
moved to Portlaiul and soon built up an extensive practice, 
and enjoyed the confidence of the connnunity ; the appre- 
ciation in which .Mr. Whitman was held was shown by the 
elforts of his friends to bring him into politics; ISOG, he 



390 THK IJKSCEXDANTS OF 

was tlio candidate of tlio Fedend party for Congress, but 
was defecated by ^lajor Dainel Isley by a few votes; at tlie 
next election he was successfnl and defeated liis fornu-r 
opponent ])}' tln-ec hundred majoritv; 1!^ 10, the election 
was a tie and a new election was ordered, in which ^Ir. 
AYhitman ^\■as defeated; he retni-ned to his law j)i-aclice 
witli pleasure, and thong-h enio}-ini^' his ])ub]ic life he 
g'l'eatly disliked the protracted absences from home ; 1815- 
16, he was chosen member of the I'^xecutive of ?ilassachii- 
setts ; ISIG, was again elected to C-ongress, and re-elected 
for the t^vo succeeding terms ; 1.^22, the Court ol" C.ommon 
Pleas of the State of Maine was established, and the judges 
consisted of Mr. Whitman as Chief Justice, Samuel E. 
Smith and David Perliam as associate justices; he contin- 
ued to exercise this oflice till 1^11, when he was a])pointed 
Chief Justice of the Sn.preme Court of the State, succeed- 
ing Chief Justice AVeston ; 1848, he resigned the office, 
having been on the bench of the State twenty-six years; 
space will not permit a review of Judge Vriiitman's career 
as a lawyer and judge ; as a lawyer he was clear and 
practical, and presented a case with great force and yet 
without auy rhetorical dis})laY ; as a judge he presided 
with calm dignitv and impartialitv except vvdien attempts 
were made to practice collusion or fraud, when his latent 
aversion to shams and deception made itself manifest in a 
manner not to be mistaken ; the death of his wife, after 
more than fifty-two years of fond companionshi}) and close 
alliance, was a o-reat blow ; he now found his home deso- 
late, and turned with a yearning for his early home ; in 
Oct., 1852, he removed to E. Bridgewater and sought 
repose and relief among the associations of his early years ; 
in 1832 he published a memiur of the descen(Lints of John 
AVhitman, of which this is in part a contimuition, and after 
his return to Ih'idgewater he occui)ied himself with gath- 
ering together again the lost threads; unfortunately his 
papers and memoranda have been lost ; he received the 



JOIIX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH, 397 

decTce of LL.D. IVom l><)wdoin Cc>lle<^-e and from liii? alma 
matoi', of wliicli instirutioii he wa?^ for many years the 
senior ahimnus; lie was in many thino-s eccentric but 
never vicious, and had a strong- sense of the humorous; 
it is related that when teaching scliool at Marshiield the 
minister v."as troul)led uith a painfullv liesitating manner 
of deliverv ; at a particular time he was imusually beset 
with liis infirmity ovei' some word, when ^[r. AVhitman, 
becoming impatient, called out in an audible whisper, 
" spell it ;'' the sole]iin pause which followed startled the 
young" schoolmaster, and threw him into a confusion 
which was only relie\'ed by a severe rebuke fi'om the 
minister ; he d. Aug. 1, 1806, aged 90 years, and amis buried 
in Portland, Aug. 4, with testimonials of distinguished re- 
spect from the State autiiorities and entire community ; 3 c. 



5611. 1. Lucia', h. Ang. 3, ISOO; m. Portland, Mc, June G, 
1820, Silvanns Lazell. soil of Hon. ZS'ahnm and Xably (Lazellj 
Miteliell b. Jan. 30, 17r»s; d. ISTS ; graduated Harvard College, 
1817 ; she d. Xov. 0, 1851 ; 7 c. 

5612. Lucia Whitmax Mitchell^ h. April 27 ; d. Aug. 19, 1821. 

5613. Helen McLeod Mitchell^, b. July 21, 1823 ; in. Philadel- 
phia, June 4, 1842, Oakes, son of John and Lavinia (Hathaway) 
Angier, b. Belfast, Me., July 26, 1816 ; d. Feb. 14, 1880 ; residence, 
Belfast ; .'^lie d. May 1, 1870 ; 6 c. 

5614. Ezekiel Whitman Angier-', b. March 27 ; d. Aug. 9, 1843. 

5615. Lavinia Hathaway Angier'', b. Nov. 11, 1844; ni. March 1, 1881 ; Rev. 
Henry Fitch, son of John Henry and Mary Rand (Fitch) Jenks, b. 
Boston, Mass., Oct. IT, 1842; graduated Harvard College, 1863; or- 
dained at Fitchburg, ^Mass., April 10, 1887, and after holding various 
charges, was settled. July 5, 188'), over tlie Unitarian Church at Can- 
ton ; is a member of the American Oriental Society, the Massachusetts 
Historical Society, and a number of other literary, religious and char- 
itable societies ; 3 c. 

oGloa. Henry Angier Jenks'", b. Nov. 17, 1882. 

oGl.jb. Charles Fitch Jenks'". b. Feb. 12, 1884 (was l-nptized Charles Fred- 
eric, but name legally clianged to Charles Fitcli). 
oGl.jc. Frederic Angier Jenks'", b. Dec. 3, 1S"~6. 
■■.616. John Ihithaway Angier', b. July 19 ; d. Nov. 17, 1846. 
•"'017. Lufiii Whitman Angier', b. Oct. 2.1, 1818 ; d. Oct. 10, 18.j8. 
•"361 8. Oakes Angier", b. Oct. 23, IsoO ; d. Sei)t. 23. 18--;3. 



3'JS THE I)p:scexdaxts of 

5010. Frederick Willis Aii^icr', b. April 13. 18")7 ; entered on clerical duties 
in Boston, lf7-"), remaining there two years, when he returned to Mid- 
fast, Me. ; removed Dec., 1S79, to N. Adams. IMass., remaining there 
till lb8:2, when he moved to Ogdensburgli, N. Y. ; is now assistant gen- 
eral pa<s.ii>;:er agent of Brunswick & "Wer^tern liailroad ; re--ideiice, 
Brunswick. Gu. ; UTimarried. 

5020. Julia Willie ^Invin;Li.% b. ^[ay 7. ] si^i; ; ,1. Oct. 13. is^;. 

r>*')21. \li:\-. I:'i>\VAi;i> Ci>iiixw ]\1it(.iii;ll-, ]>. Sept. 2U, "JS29: lu. 
Boston, Oct. !•:, ls,")4, ]\raria. daiigliter of Leu'lal Pitr> and Eliza 
Sliaw (Ilackett ) ]\r(>rton ; graduated at Waterville College (now 
Colin' Univel•^it\•). lS-J-1' ; Xewtou Theological Institute, ls5.'3, 
remaining tliei'e one year a> a resident graduate; froni ls54-5ti 
^as settled at Calais, Me., from 1:So7-58, at JJroclcport, X. Y., 1S.:)S- 
63, at Eockford, 111.; ISr.::'., was appointed Professor of PiMieal 
Literature and JnTerjU'etation a.r Slnirtlett" College, remainiug tliere 
till 1870. wlieu he was called to the chair of Hebrew and 01<1 
Testament Literatuiv at the jjapti-r Theological Seniinarv in 
Chicago, retaining this place till 1S77, when lie was called to a 
similar chaii- in liegents Park College, London ; LS7S, Mas a]")pr)lnted 
president of the Baptist Theologic;d School, l^iris, France ; lS"_-^2, he 
retm'ned home and I'esided for a time in Chicago engaged in literary 
pursuits, anions; which was the editorial charge of a paper called 
T/ie Preatiit A(/e. and the delivery of a course of lectures before 
the Lowell lu.-titute, Boston ; he has published •' The Critical Hand- 
book,'' revised Da vies" "lleltrew atid Chaldee Lexicoti "' and Gesc- 
nius' '"■Hebrew Granmiar,'' and published. 1SS3, an "Elementary 
Hebrew Gramnnn- aud Beading Book y' is now president of Leland 
University, Xew Orleans, La. ; c. 

5632. Lendal Whitman Mitchell', b. Feb. 9 : d. Oct. 13, ]s.56. 

5623. Lucia Morton Mitchell', b. Aug. 20, ls,;9 ; d. Feb. 16, 1863. 

5624. Alice Gilbert Mitchell-', b. Aug. 7. 1861. 
562.J. Morton Davis MitchelP. b. April 21, 1864. 

5626. Benjamin Gushing MitchelF, 1). Nov. 13, 1866; d. Feb. 21, 1867. 

5627. Robert Everett Pattisun Mitchell'\ b. July 11, 1875. 

oG2S. ILcs-XAu AViiiTMAX !}v[rjcirELL^, 1). Aug. 5; d. Aug., l'^32. 

5()20. ]\Ioirrox Davis Mnonia.i.s. b. June 10, 1831; studied law 
and had Imt jnst entered on the practice of his profession when the 
war ])roke out ; ho enlisted and served two years, Avhen he Mas .sent 
liome on sick leave; he d. Jmie 18, 18t;3, before reachino- home, 
and was 1)uried at sea ; unnnirried. 

5G30. Alick Bkadfoud ^IrrcTtKLL''^. ]\Iay 31 ; d. Sept., 1837. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF A\'EYMOUTH. 399 

5GMJ. 2. Jilia", b. Jan. 11, 1802; m. Sept. 1, 1823. Hon. 
AAllliaiij AVillis. h. Havorliill, :\rass., 1701; d. Fel). ]<;, I,s70; 
graduated Harvard rnivei>it_v. 1S13 : admitted to tlie bar at I5o.-=ton, 
1817; h^ettied at Portland, .Me., isil), makini;- that city las residence, 
varying p]'ofe.->ional jmrsuits v;jth public sei'vices and Jiistorieal 
investigations: hi- nio.-t noted pul)lications were the "Ilistorvof 
Poi'tland,'' and a " ]ri>toi'_v of the Law. the Courts and the Lawyers 
of ]\raine y siie d. A])ril 21, 1872 ; H c, live of whom d. in infancy. 

5C32. William Willis\ b. I,s2:) ; d. 184:.. 

5G33. Julia AVillis\ b. Jan. 11, 1829; m. Feb. 20, 18o2. Dr. 
Pai-ron Crowell, son of John F.nining and ]'hel)e Larron (CroAvell) 
Watson, 1). ]Xoy. 15, 1823; graduated froiu .Medical Department of 
University of Pennsylvania. April 3, 1843; ]>racticed medicine at 
Wilson, ]S'o. Car., till after his marriage, when he removed to Xew 
Yoi-k and was at tlie bead of a large cotton commission bouse till 
the breaking out of the war ; his partner then leaving for the Soutli 
to raise a regiment the lirm was dissolved ; afterwards spent several 
years in Enrojje ; is now retii-ed and living on his farm at C^entre 
Marstield, Mass. : she d. June 27, 180G; 5 c. 

5634. (A daughter) Watson^, b. : d. March 15, tsi->5. 

bdS'). \Yilliam McKinstry Watson'^ b. April 21, ISjG ; d. Feb. 19, 1857. 

5686. John Fanning Watson'^ b. Oct. 9. 1857; d. Mny 5, 1859. 

56:^7. Dr. Willi.s AVatson^ b. Ol-I. 10, 1859 ; ni. Xov. 1;', 1881, Viola M., daugh- 
ter of Bv?njaniin Bartlett and Mar}- Gray (Barr) Benson, b. Jan. 1-4, 
18G0 ; he graduated Harvard University, 1881 : from Harvard Medical 
School, 1884 ; residence, Tremont. Mt. Desert, wliere he owns several 
large farms ; 2 c. 

5688. AVillis Barron AVatson'". b. Aug. 20. 1882. 

5639. George Fanning SVat^cn'". b. April 4, 1884 ; d. Jan. 4. 1885. 

5640. Paul Barron Watson\ b. MarcJi 25, 1861 ; graduated Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1881 ; ]>ractices law at 113 Devonsliire st.. Boston ; author of a life 
of Maix'us Aurelius Antonius and bibliograpliy of the pre-Columbian 
discoveries of America ; unmarried. 

5041. IlExnv AriLLis\ b. June 1, ls3] ; m. Dee. 20, 1855, 
Adeline Fitch ; graduated lloM'doiii College, 1S51 ; entered Harvard 
Law School, but <>\ving to ]n> father's health returned home, entered 
his father's ottice, and took the place vacated by the Hon. AVni. P. 
Fessenden upon the latter's election to the II. S. Senate ; was 
engaged in the ])raerice of l;iw till 1802, when he was appointed 
IT. S. pension agent ; was an earnest student of natural history, 
devoting his attention to conclioh'gv ; was a membci" and for .some 
years yice-president of Portland ?\atural Ili^t(lry Society; residence, 
Portland, where he d. ]\[areh 10, 1S08 ; 1 c. 
5G42. Adeline L. Willis', b. Oct. 22, 1857 ; immarried ; at home. 



400 THE DESCEXJ)ANTS OF 

5043. Fkkdkkick AVillis", b. IS 42; d 1S50. 



5014. 3. 11ai;ri><>x', 11 I'd). 1<!, ISOI; m. Juno 15, 1^52. Lavinia 
Fanniiiu-. daughter of John and Pliebe Barron (Crowell) AVatson. 
b. Nov. 29, ISIS; he d. July 9, 1S09 ; she resides Gerinantown, 
Pa. ; 2 e. 

50-15. TIaxxah ZvIiTciiKLiA b. A]>ril 5, 1S53 ; m. Julv 7,1875, 
Dr. Jose J . Perez y r>isbe of Santiago de Cul)a ; residence, Phihi- 
delphia and Cuba; 1 c. 

5646. Nina Mercedes Bi^b3-'. b. Aiiril 37, 1870 : d. Santiago, Oct. 06, 1^82 ; '^a 
child singularly attrartive, wlio?o deatii seemed mourned by a whole 
city." 

5047. Jons FAXxl^'o^ b. Sept. 5, ISOl ; uninarried. 



5G48. ir. BiyrsE Y\ b. Jan. 7, 1778; m. Capt. Thomas 
Hawes of AVelUleet ; he was lost at sea, Dec, 1808 ; slie d. 
June 10, 1867, aged 89 ; 3 c. 



5049. 1. Sarah Sruirn: vaxt II awes-, b. April 30, 1799 ; ni. 
Thomas Agry of Batli. Me. ; she d. March 27, 1S77, aged 78 ; no 
issue. 

5050. 2. Giles IIolbkook IIawes\ b. Sept. Jl, 1801; m. Sept. 
10, 1832, Mary J. McCausland ; he d. June 7, 1875 ; 1 c. 

5051. Thomas IIolbkook Hawes*^, b. Aug. 0, 1833 ; d. Sept. 23, 
1847. 

5052. 3. Betsey Uawes', b. ^larch 5, 1800; m. April 1, 1823, 
Peter, son of Peter and Salome (I'arsons) Haskell ; a farmer of Xew 
Gloucester, Me., b. Jan. 10, 1797 ; d. ^vtay 0, 1875 ; she d. Jan. 21, 
1881, aged 74 ; 2 c. b. Xew Gloucester. 

5053. Charles Peter Haskell^ b. March 8, 1835; m. 1. 
March 5, I'^i'-S, Helen 3Iarr, daughter of Hezekiah and Eunice 
(Ilannou) Crockett, b. :^farch 22,^1841; d. Jan. 4, 1884; m. 2. 
March 19, 18>>5, Sai-ah. daughter of Klluidge and Emanda (d^evens) 
Tarbox, I). Sept. 3'>. Is59; a farmer ; residence, ^I'ew Gloucester; 
4 c. 

565;la. Mary Cross Haskell', b. Aug. -20, 1870. 

56o:jb. Eugene Maurie>- llaslcell". b. Jan. 16. 1S7:3. ! 

5C.j3c. Fannie Crock, It Ibisktir. b. Dee. •:;, 1S7-1 ; d. March -1, 187S. 

565od. Fred Peter Haskell , b. June 7, lS"i7. 



•JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYJIOUT]!, 401 

5051. Hon. Thomas Haw es Haskell^ 1). May IS, 184'2 ; m. Xov. 
27, 1S07, Elizcibctli-', dangliter of Isaac Parsoiiri" and Sarali E. (Jor- 
dan) Wliitnian, b. New (-ilouccstcr, ^[arcli, 1842; a lawyer; resi- 
dence, Portland ; was a]:)])ointed Ast^ociate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Maine, ]March 31, 1SS4; no issnc. 



5655. Dea. Isaiah"' (419), Nicliolas^, Nicliolas'', Tliomas-, 
John\ b. 17G0; in. 1784, Cliloe, daughter of Mark and 
Mercy (Phillips) Phillips, b. 1764; d. Jan. 15, 1846, aged 
84 ; he served in the llevoliitionary war on three occa- 
sions, enlisting the first time wlien lie was about 16 ; 
removed to Windsor, Mass., about the same time as his 
cousins Ebenezer"' and JepthalP, settling in that portion of 
the town known as Windsor Bush ; was a very reliirious 
man, strict in his observance of the Sabbath, and consci- 
entious in his dealings with his fellow-men ; for many 
years was a deacon of the Second Congregational Church 
of Windsor; he d. April 7, 1827; 7^ c. I. Sally^ XL 

saiah^ III. Chloe*'; IV. Mercy^ Y. Naomi^ YI. Bar- 
zillai''; YII. Clarinda". 

5656. I. Sally'\ b. March 2G, 1787; m. Feb. 7, 1821, 
Silas, son ol Ilufus and Rachel (Harmon) Sheldon, b. 
Suhield, Ct, Dec. 5, 1773; d. Jan. 30, 1868; removed, 
1793, to Sennett, N. Y., residing there about twenty years ; 
resided also in Ihiitus and Savannah, X. Y. ; 1838, removed 
to Hampden, 0.; she d. Hampden, Sept. 17, 1872; 4 c. 



5657. 1. LoKKNzo W. Sheldon^ 1). Xov. 22, 1821 ; d. July 22, 
1822. 

5058. 2. Cynthia Sheldon', b. Feb. 21, 1823 ; unmarried ; resi- 
dence, Hampden, Geauga Co., O. 

5659. 3. IIakmon Sheldon", b. Oct. 16, 1824; d. July 20,' 1841. 

5660. 4. Ika Sheldon', b. Oct. U\ 1829; m. July 8, 1850. Caro- 
line E. Cook ; lie d. Jan. 22. 1801 . she m. 2. Dec. 17, 1806, ]\Ielanc- 
thon Hopkins ; is now residing at Saybrtjok, Aslitabiila Co., O. ; no 
issue. 

26 



402 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

. 56G1. II. Isaiah'-, b. K. Brid,o-G water, Aug-. IS, 1790; 
m. 1. Jan. 18, 1818, Olive N. Gloyd, b. Plainfield, Mass., 
Feb. 22, 178G; d. June IG, 1820;' m. 2. :\[arch 21, 1821, 
Polly Stoddard, b. Plainfield, Oct. 1, 1792; d. Nov. 2-1, 
1851; m. 3. , 1854, :\lary Wriglit, b. 1785; lie d. 

Chester, 0., having nio\-ed there in 1854; she m. Samuel 
Packard ; residence, Welshileld, 0. ; G c. 



5G02. 1. Clakissa', b. :\ray 9, ISM; m. April 5. 1S8G, Georg-e 
L., son of Caleb and Dolly (Todd) lluniiston, b. Xo. Haven, Ct., 
1808; d. Cleveland, 0., April 3, 1S77; wa> employed in a woolen 
mill; she re?ide.s at Akron, where they moved in Is;?,!) ; 4 c., all b. 
Akron. 

5G63. XK^\■T0N P. l^u^rI^Tux^ b. Jan. 1(), 1S37; d. Lvnehbnro- 
Ya., July 2S. 1SG2, while in the army. 

5GG4. Testa S. HrMirrox^ b. Oct. 2G, 1S3S; m. Oct. 27, 18G0, 
George Eittenhonsc ; she d. April 11, ISG-l; no issne. 

56G5. Eansom F. IIumistox^ b. Jan. 25, 1844; m. Jmie 5. 1SG7, 
]\[ary E. Sanders ; a tlnnr mannfaeturer ; residence, Akron ; 1 c. 
5G66. Jessie r-Iay HumistOll^ b. Feb. 14, 1869. 

5Gr>7. AnxHT-K E. IIumistox^, b. Oct. 29, 1S52 ; d. Oct. IS, 1S54. 

5GGS. 2. AcHSAn-, b. April 26. 1815; m. Feb. 20, 1834, Ira 
Mason; a farmer; residence, Plainfield, Mass.; 4 c. 

5GG9. LuciAN MAS0N^ b. Xov. 9, 1S37 ; m. Jan. 1, ls58, Eosalie 
Hasldns, b. 1839 ; he d. ; 3 c, all b. Plaintield. 

5670. Edward :\Iason^ b. April 9, 185H. 

5671. Carrie AIa^ou^ b. Marcli 14, 1800 : d. Nov. 15, ]8G2. 

5672. Clark :i^ason^ b. Nov. 15, 1862. 

5G73. Lowell [NIason^ b. April 28, 1845 ; d. Jidy 27, ISHl. 

5G74. Lf.oka O. Mason-^, b. Oct. 12, 1847; d. July 27, 1852. 

5G75. Floka E. ]\[ason^, b. Jan. G, 1852; m. Xov. 25. 1809, 
Wells Coleman, b. 1848 ; a carpc7iter ; residence, Windsor ; 2 c. 

5676. Elmer Coleman^ b. Oct. 8 ; d. Nov. 7, 1874. 

5677. Arthur W. ColomaIl^ b. Julv 11, 1877. 



5G78. 3. Sophia^ b. Jan. 27, 1817; m. 1. May 9, 1839, Dexter 
Mason, b. 1815; d. 1872; a farmer; m. 2. 1875, Jnbal 31. Bishop, 
b. Chesterfield, Mass. ; a blacksmith ; residence, W. Cnnimington ; 
2 c. bv 1st m. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF \VEYMOUTH. 403 

5079. OziAs MAsoN^ b. Aiig. 0, ISll ; d. Dec. 7, 1S4-2. 

5GS0. TtOMiNA S. :\[ason^ b. Maivli 10, 1S40 ; ni. Aj^ril lo, 1868, 
Lemuel ]\Iason, b. 1S3S ; a fanner ; residence, riainlield ; 1 c. 
6081. Cora S. Mason^ b. Aug. 2, 1800. 

5082. 1-. Olive', b. Feb. 25, 1822 ; m. Mrv 18, 1840, Levi Ideals, 
b. 1822; a carpeiiter ; residence, Cc.nw'av, IXbi.'s. ; shed. 1850; 5 c, 
two eldest b. Plainiicld, the others at Coiiway. 

5088. Clarexce Beals?, b. Aug. 14, 1847; d. Feb., 1848. 

5684. Flossy Beals-, b. Jnlv, 1840 ; d. Sept., 1850. 

5685. Florence Beals^, b. Sept. 6, 1851 ; nnmai-ried. 

5080. Clara Beals-, b. July 10, 1855 ; unmarried. 

5087. Fanny O. Beals^ b. Oct. 11,1850; m. March 20,1859, 
Eugene Wood, b. 1855 ; a' merchant ; no issue. 

5088. 5. Melinda^, b. July 0, 1828; m. 1. Dec. 10, 1844, Caleb 
Beals, b. Xov. 10, 1819; a farmer; residence, "Windsor ; d. 1808; 
m. 2. 1800, Sylvester Pi-entice ; a farmer ; residence, W. Cumuiing- 
ton ; c, all b. AVindsor. 

5089. Sabrina BEALS^ b. March 80, 1840 ; m. March 14, 1805, 
Joseph E. AVhite, b. Dec. 20, 1848; a farmer; residence, AV. Cum- 
mington ; 4 c. 

5690. Clara White", b. Sept. 12, 1868. 

5691. (Soil) Wl)itc-\ b. May U : d. May, 1873, 
569-3. Etta M. White-', b. Sept. 13, 1874. 
5693. Grace E. Wllite^ b. July 1, 1879. 

5004. Charles E. Beals^ b. Jan. 5, 1848; d. July S, 1882. 

5005. Cl.vrence Beals-, b. July 5, 1850; d. May 21, 1851. 
5000. George A. Beals-, b. June 10 ; d. July, 1855. 
5007. Arthur L. Beals", b. Feb. 5, 1800. 

5098. ^[ary M. BEAT.s^ b. A]>i-il 10, 1800; d. Jan. 4, 1873. 

5009. 6. Samuel Stoddard^, b. Sept. 0, 1820 ; d. March 1, 1807; 
uimiarried ; was insane tlie latter part of his life. 



5700. III. Chloe'"', b. Aug. oO, 1793; m. April 29, 
1812, James*', son of ICbonczcr' and L}dia''' Whitnum, b. 
July 25, 1791; d. Dec. 11, 1878; she d. Xov. 11, 1805; 
9 c, see line. 



404- THE DES^CEXDANTS OF 

5701. TV. Mekcy*"", b. April 2-J, 1800; m. Cazenovia, 
N. Y.,.Jaii. 18, 1828, Clinton, son of David and Jnditli 
(Nash) Phinney, b. AVillinmsbnrg, ]\Iass., Feb. 20, 1700; 
d. Feb. 21, ISlJl ; slie d. Chester, 0., Feb. 21, 18GU ; 4 c., 
three b. ]\]anlius, N. Y. 



5702. 1. Isaiah Clixtox Piiixxfv', b. Xuv. 12, 1S20 ; ni. Ches- 
ter, O., April 9, 1S.50, Ellen Panda]!; a farmer; resided till 1854 
at Chester, imi] then removed to ICirtland, O., wlierc he d. Ang. 10, 
1860 ; 5 c. 

5703. CoRXELTA E. PnixxEY^ h. ^Larch 12, 1S51 ; d. Aug. 14, 
1861. 

5704. SusAx E. Phixxey^, b. Dec. 25, 1S52 ; m. Feb. 25, IS 75, 
Charles Tan Gorder ; 4 c. 

5705. Maud E. Van Gort1er^ b. Jan. 20, 1876. 

570G. Floyd C. Van Gol•der^ b. May ^9, 1877. 

5707. Ernest Van Gordel•^ b. Dec. 13, 1679. 

5708. Lena Van Gorder^ b. Aug. 24, 18S1. 

5709. Edwaiid C. Pkixxev^, b. Dec. 8, 1854. 

5710. Abby a Phixxey^ b. July 25, 1857; d. Feb. 18, 
1861. 

5711. Maey L. PmxxEY^ b. Ang. 27, 1800; in. Ghard, Pa., 
Feb. 24, 1875, Jolm Brooks ; i-esidence, Ivirtland ; 1 c. 

5712. Eva Bl•ooks^ Nov. 20, 1878. 

5713. 2. WiLLiA^[ B. PnrxxEY', b. Xov. 5, 1830; m. Get. 0, 
1856, ]Martha J. Turner ; a farmer ; residence, Chester, where he d. 
^ov. 8, 1875 ; 3 c. 

5714. JosEiniixE E. PnixxEv'^, b. April 25, 1858 ; residence, 
Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., O. ; unmarried. 

5715. Abbie C. Piiixxev^ b. Oct. 2'), 1862; d. Aug. 29, 1864. 

5716. Aetox C. PnixxEY^, b. July 26, 1866. 



5717. 3. David (r. rnEXMov', b. June 16, 1832. 

571S. 4. ChiEOE E. PniNXEv", b. :\lu]berry Comers, Dec. 9, 1839 ; 
m. March 2S, 1.S69, Lafayette, son of TIany and Keziah (Sawtellc) 
Ilanchette, b. Jamestown, X. Y., .luue 16. 1S29 ; d. Chester, Marcli 
14, 1872 ; she resides ]\Iu]berry Corner.^, O. 



JOnX WIIlT^NfAK OF "WEYMOUTH. 405 

5719. V. Xaomi'\ b. Windsor, :\[a>s., May 10, 1S02; m. 
Cliestcr, 0., Sept. 25, ISoo, Joel Gilbert; a farmer; resi- 
dence, ^lulberrv Corners, 0., where he d. March 27, 1852; 
she d. Chester, July o, 1884; G c, all b. Cliester. 

" QjiiTUAKY. — Xaomi Gilbert born in Windsor, ]\rass., 
May 10, 1802, and died in Chester, 0., July :>, 1884; she 
Avas married to :Mr. Joel Gilbert, Sei)t. 25, 1835, he being 
one of the first settlers in Chester, as also of the first seven 
membei-s of the Presbyterian church of that place ; she was 
a mother trulv, not only to her own cliildren (six in num- 
ber) but also to the children of her husband's former wives ; 
she was left a widow, :\Iarch 27, 1852 ; an only son, upon 
wdiom she depended for comfort and support in her declin- 
ing years, fell at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, I860 ; 
havino- l>een raised bv devoted Christian parents, she iden- 
tilled herself with God's children in early life ; at last, when 
all hopes of recovery had fled, her faith in the Redeemer 
was un.shaken ; she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Walter Phelps; during the last hours of lier life she ^vas 
heard to sav : ' I shall go away soon — would like to take 
Flora with me;' now Flora A. l^helps was the grand- 
daughter of Xaomi Gilbert and the only child of Walter 
and Charlotte Phelps, born Jan. 15, 1870, and apparently 
in good health at the time of her grandma's death, but alas ! 
as soon as she returned from the funeral she commenced 
to fjiil ; all elTorts for her recovery were of no avail, unless 
it be to the bereaved i)arents a consolation that all that man 
could do was done ; just one montli fi'om the day of grand- 
ma's death, Aug. 3, 1884, Flora died in the same room of 
quick consumption; she was a thoughtfid, well-behaved 
and pious girl ; she bowed at the altar for prayers with her 
})arents; in the winter of 18S3 joined the 31ethodist Epis- 
€0})al Church; she was loving in spirit and though young 
im])ressed every one with her Christliness ; when dying, 
she desired to know what she could do for Jesus in heaven ; 
she was beloved bv tlje entire community ; so loving a 



406 THE DESCENDANTS OF . 

daiiorhter, and espociany an only one, made it very trying^ | 

for her parents, vet tliev sorrow not as those wlio have no | 

hope, bat will find -race to help in this, their time of need." 

5720. 1. Clokinda Kumixa GiLiiKKr, h. July 0, 1S36 ; d. Oct. | 
25, 1S30. 

5721. 2. ^[ary E. Gilbert^ b. Feb. 10, 1S3S; m. April 21, • 
18G3, John llayford ; residence, ^V. ]SIentur, O. ; 3 c. | 

5722. Eliue Hayfoki/, b. Aug. 27. ISOl-. 

5723. Elgie IIayford', b. xVpril 1, ISc.G. - ■ 

5724. Bekdie IIayfori/, b. Oct. 24, 1S69. 

5725. 3. lloMiNA A. GILBERT^b. Sept. 20,1839; m. Feb. 2G, 
1866, Frank Gillons ; residence, Corinth, Kent Co., :\lich. ; 4 c. 

5726. Bertie Gillons', b. June 2S, ISGS. 

5727. Ernest GILL0^-s^ b. Dec. IG, 1S70. 
572S. May Gillons^ b. Aug. 3, 1S73. 

5729. Frank Gillons-, b. Jane 7, 1S79, 

5730. 4. Charlotte Gilbekt\ b. Jnne S, 1841; m. Sept 10, 
1SG8, Walter Phelps; residence, Chester Cross Ftoads, Geanga Co., 
O. ; 1 c. 

5731. Flora P^ELPS^ b. Jan. 15, 1S70 ; d. Aug. 3, 1884. 

5732. 5. Darius Gilrt^rt', b. Xov. 20, 1843 ; was killed at the 
battle of Chickainauga, Sept. 20, 1SG3. 

5733. 6. ^Iartha Gilbert^ b. Xov. 21, 1845 ; m. Feb. 22, 18G4, 
Davis Warner ; residence, Chardon, Geanga Co., O. ; 3 c. 

5734. Bertha AV.ARNER^ b. Aug. 3 4, 18GG. 

5735. Lottie Warner^ b. Oct. IG, 1872. 
573G. Blanche AVarner^ b. Feb. 2G, 1875. 

57:;7. A'L Bau/illai*\ b. April 18, 1804; m. xVpril 15, 
1837, Mrs. Abii^ail Gurney; a farmer; residence, Chester, 
where he d. Aug. 2o, 1870; 4 c, all b. Chester. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 407 

573S. 1. Xewtox^, b. March 10, 1838; imiriarried ; residence, 
Mulberry Corners. 

5731). 2. Aldf.n', b. July 20, 1830; d. Xasliville, Tenn., March 
9, 1803. 

o7-10. 3. Zkp,]-,dee\ b. Oct. 31. 1840; ni. Aw-. 8, 1868, Mary 
Storms ; a fai-nier ; residence, ^rnlberrv Corners ; 1 c. 

5741. Linda", b. April 14, 1800. 

5742. 4. George'', b. Ang. 20, 1844; unmarried; is insane. 

57-13. VII. Claeix])a^ b. Sept. 19, 1806; m. May 8, 
1840, Joshua Packard; residence, Oliostcr, where slie d. 
Dec. 23, 1881, aged 75 ; be d. J)cc. 20, 1886. 



5744. Elijah-^ (-1-0), Xicliolas^ Xicbolas^^ Tbomas', 
Jobrd, b. 1762; ni. 1784, Mercy Randall; but little is 
known of liim ; he removed from Bridgewater to Pem- 
broke, and afterwards to Thompson, Ct., and resided there 
for some years; she d. 1834; he is said to have d. at 
Burrillville, R I., about 1839; was buried at Thompson ; 
10 c. I. Zilphah'^ XL Eunice- III. Polly^ lY. Elijah''; 
V. Alden*'; VI. Lucy''; VII. Clarissa'^; VIII. Josiah Ab- 
salom^ ; IX. Charles Stockbridge^ X. George Whitfield'^ 

5745. I. Zilphah"', b. March 21, 1785; m. Feb. 22, 
1807, Samuel Pobbins, b. March 16, 1788; she d. Jan. 5, 
1849; he d. April 4, 1859; 5 c. 



5740. 1. DAvm r.oinnxs", b. :May 12, 1808; d. Z^larch 19, 1827. 
5447. 2. Isaac Eoubins', b. Sejn. 13, 1809 ; d. Feb. 23, 1830. 

5748. 3. Kev. Austin Ronnixs', b. Tliomjison, Ct., Feb. 15, 
1812; m. 1. Xov., 1832, Almira Saunders of IJhode Island; she d. 
Sept. 10, 1854; ni. 2. Sept. 20, 1850, Emily 1\ Work of Topsham, 
^le. ; he d. E. Xillinii'ly, Ct., July 14, 1873; his widow resides 
AVaterbiiry, Ct. ; 4 c. ; tlie following obituary notice was pubhshed 
in tlie ClL/'iatian Srcreto.i'ij : 

"' It seems eminently proper that a more extended notice of trio 
life and labors of Rev. Austin Rohbins should appear in the Chris- 



408 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

turn Secretary, for jilthough most of his life-Avork was done in 
otlier States, by birth and in death lie was one of ns. 

Jle was blessed with pious parents, by ^dlonl he was 'trained up 
in the way he shoidd go.' His inother, especially, was recognized 
by all Mdio knew her, as a truly godly woman, and to her exani])le. 
instructions and prayers, under God, the son atti'ibnted all that he 
was as a man and as a Christian. He fondly cherished her memory 
to the last day of hi^ life. 

At the early age of 13 he became a subject of divine grace, and 
was soon after ba]»tizcd into the (ild Thompson church, whose cen- 
tennial has just been celebrated. From the ' day of Ids esponsal' 
to the day of his death his conrse was steadily onward. He was 
never turned aside by the 'wiles of the devil,' nor by the ' cnnning 
craftiness of men whereby they lie in wait to deceive.' Beinu' 
'steadfastly minded' to serve God, he was beloved of Christians 
and respected by all capable of ap])reciating his character. The 
testiinony of one who knew him intimately in public and in private 
is — ' that a more sincere, conscientious, devotio)ial man it would be 
difficult to fmd ;' and yet he was a modest, unassunnng man, nevei" 
laying chum to supei'iority in any respect. His nearness to God, 
his sense of the divine greatness and divine goodness, manifestly 
held in check any tendency to ' vain-glory ' that may have lurked 
in his nature; while his vivid sense of the vileness and ill-desert of 
sin sent him often, as a penitent, to the mercy-seat for pardon. 

Bro. Bvobbins was licensed to preach the gospel by the church at 
Thompson, Aug. 2, 1835, but was not ordained until 181:2. During 
these years he preached as opportunity offered ; supjdied for one 
entire year at Sutton, Mass., and devoted what time he could, as 
the head of a dejiendent fanuly, to })reparation for the work of the 
ministry. In this he vras greatly aided by the late Bev. X. Branch, 
M^hose public and pj-ivate instructions he enjoyed, and to wl)ose 
choice library he had free access. 

Of his more pid)lic ininisterial life the writer is able to give but 
a meagre outline. He was ordained in T'^xbridge, ^Mass., and con- 
tinued i)astor of the church six years. The next twelve years he 
spent in ^Vlaine, dividing the time as follows: four yeai-s in Sanford, 
one in Biddeford, where he gathered a new churcli, and about seven 
in Topsham. The next pastorate was of seven years in Southbor- 
ough, ]\[ass.. froin whence he removed to E. Killingly, and was 
pastor six yeai-s. He ha<l the uns])eakable privilege of leading 
many an intjuiring sinner to Christ, and of baptizing many a willing 
convert into the chureh that he served. From the time of his ordi- 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 409 

nation to liis final resignation of tlie pastorate, abont thirty-one years, 
lie was but tliree moiitlis without a pastoral charge. 

ITc was early married to a ]\[iss Saunders of Riiode Island, and 
was, as Ave liave seen, the head of a family v.diL'U lie heard the 
'elfectual call' to the work of the ministry ; and like the immortal 
C'arev earned the means to su})i)ort liis family on a shoemaker's 
bench. The c<)m]!ani<.n of his youth died in Ma.ine, and he subse- 
quently married a Mrs. AVork, an estimable woman who, in thi>; her 
second widowhood, deeply mourns the loss of one of the kindest of 
husbands, lie has left four children : one l)y his first wife ^who is 
now a wife), and three yomig cldldren by the last ; all of them at 
an age when they need a father's as well as a mother's care. The 
Avidow is oppressed with the great responsibility that devolve? upon 
lier in this direction. 

Our brother was the subject of many infirmities for years before 
his death ; and for some four months his sulferiiigs were very great, 
but they were liunie without c<jmplaint. His disease was cancer of 
the stomach, and to avoid more agonizing suft'eriag he took but very 
little nourishment, though the feeling of hunger was hard to hear. 
He may be said to have lived upon himself until little more than 
skin and bones remained. The triumph of grace in his case was 
wonderful. It was a privilege to spend an hour with him, and 
witness his resignation, yea, his cheerfulness, and hear him express 
the 'full assurance of hope' that he enjoyed, and speak of the 
dehghtful views he experienced of the coming rest and glory. 
Bless God for the hfe and death of dear Bro. Bobbins. ' Let me 
die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be hke his.' " 

5Y49. Julia A. Bobbins^ b. Sept. 12, 1S33 ; m. Topsham, Me., 
Feb., 1S5T, Bufus A. Sampson ; no issue. 

5750. Myka S. Bobbins-, b. ]\ray 16, 1858 ; unmarried. 

5751. ^Y. Austin BoBBIXS■^ b. Dec. 25, 1860 ; unmarried. 

5752. Bufus S. BoBBI^•s^ b. June 25, 1862; unmarried. 

5753. 1. William Bobbins', b. Feb. U, 1813 ; m. Xov. 19, 1S37, 
Elizabeth Bates, b. Feb. 15, 1819 ; he resided at Thompson till 1853, 
Mdien he removed to Dudley, ^las.s, and in 1868 to Charlton, Mass.^ 
where he d. March 22, 1880; she resides Charlton; 15 c. 

5751. IIoiiACE I). Bobbins^, b. Jan. 19, 1839; unmarried; a 
farmei" ; residence, Charlton. 

5755. Ellkx a. BoBBIXs^ b. I^lay 26, 1810; m. Sept. 16, 1861, 
Anson F. Goodell ; is foreman in a shoe factory at AVebster, ^lass. ; 



410 THE DESCEXP-ANTS OF 

lie served three years in Co. 1), 25t]i j\[ass. N-^ols, ; residence, Dud- 
ley ; 3 c. 

575(5. Edwin P. Goodell-', b. Brookfield. Mass., Aug. U, 1865. 

5757. Mabel F. GoodelP, b. Brookfield. Sept. 4, 1S73. 

5758. Louis A. GoodelF, b. Dudley, Mass., June 30, 1875. 

5750. Emma F. RoumNs". b. Xov. 22, 1S41 ; in. May 5, 1864, 
Joseph U. Elliott ; he d. Bi'uoklicld, Oct. 30, 186S ; she resides 
Lonsdale, 11. I. ; 2 c. 

5760. Fannie E. ElIiott^ b. Brookfield. April 18, 1867. 

5761. Josie R. Elliott'', b. Dudley, Jan. 10, 18G9. 

5T62. Morton D. Eobbixs", b. April 1, 1843 ; in. Sept. 4, 1875, 
Josie Berts ; served for three yeai's in Co. D, 25th Mass. Vols ; a 
clerk in a store at Cambridge, Mass. ; 1 c. 
5763. Mabel E. liobbins\ b. June 7, 1876. 

5704. Juliette E. Eobbens^ b. April 12, 1845; d. March 31, 
1863. 

5765. SarjlH Jeaxxette Eobhixs^, b. Dec, 4, 184G ; unmarried; 
residence, Dudley. 

5766. Xewtox a. Ivobbixs®, b. Xov. 17, 1848 ; unmarried ; a 
farmer ; residence, Charlton. 

5767. Oerix B. Robbixs', b. Xov. 29, 1850; d. May 22, 1874. 

5768. Everett S. Bobbins-, b. March 19, 1853; m. Dec. 10, 
1879, Lizzie Turpin ; residence, Springfield ; 1 c. 

5769. Howard E. Robbins*. b. Charlton, Oct. 7, 1880. 

5770. Callie S. Bobbins'^, b. March 17, 1855; unmarried; resi- 
dence, Webster. 

5771. Addie M. Bobbins', b. Jan. 22, 1857; m. Kov. 3,1880, 
Charles L. Harris ; residence, AVebster ; 1 c. 

5772. Florence A. Harris", b. Feb. 12, 1883. 

5773. Della a. Bobbixs^ b. Dec. 29, 1858; m. Oct. 28, 1880, 
Frank Knight ; residence, Charlton ; 1 c. 
5774. Clarence II. Knigllt^ b. Jan. 6, 1882. 

5775. William I. Bobbins', b. Jan. 4, 1861 ; unmai'i-ied ; resi- 
dence, Bawtucket, B. I. 

5776. Julia E. Bobbins'^, b. July 26, 1863; unmai-ried ; resi- 
dence, Webster. 

5777. Frank F. Bobbins", b. Sept. 12, 1865 ; residence, 'Charlton. 

5778. 5. Abioail Bobbins', b. Xov. 15, 1820; m, March, 1839. 
William Tohnan ; she d. witliout issue, Dec. 30, 1849. 



JOHN WniTMAN OF WPIYMOFTH. ^H 

5779. n. Eunice'', b. Dec. 18, 178G ; m. 1814, Natlianiel, 
son of David and Sarah Jenkins, h. Feb. 17, 1781; d. Oct. 
20, 18G8; a farmer; residence, Abington; she d. Jan. 19, 
1859, aged 73 ; 6 c, all b. Abington. 

5780. 1. John II. Jkxkins', b. :N[arch 15, 1815; unmarried; 
residence, Coleraine, Mass. 

5781. 2. Mary WHmiAX Jenkins'', b. Jan. 19, 1818 ; m. June 
7, 1813, Charles H., son of Samuel and Sophia (Houghton) Denni- 
fion, h. Sept. 27, 1812; residence, Griswoldville, Mass.; 7 c, all b. 
Griswoldville. 

5782. Alice M. DE.NNISON^ b. May 13, 1811; m. Jan. 12, 1871, 
Oscar E., son of Charles and Mary (Johnson) Call; she d. May 1, 
1873 ; a farmer ; residence, Shattuckville ; 1 c. 

5783. Charles E. CalP, b. April 29 ; d. May 20, 1873. 

5781. Lysander A. Dennison\ b. June 8, 1815; d. Feb. 9, 
18G5 ; was an officer in the 11th Vt. Infantry, afterwards 11th Vt. 
Artillery. 

5785.^ Adelbert E. DEN^'ISON^ h. Aug. 29, 1816; m. June 18, 
1881:, Clara E. Denny ; residence, Griswoldville. 

5786. Emma E. Dexxtson^ b. May 7, 1818 ; d. July U, 1860. 

5787. Charles A. Dennison«, b. Feb. 9, 1851; d. March 20, 

1857. 

5788 Mary A. Dennison^ b. Jan. 13. 1851 ; m. Aug. 29, 1871, 
William n., son of Elijah and Ruth (Brace) Xorton ; residence, 
Griswoldvillc ; 4 c. 

5t89. Mary L. Norton^ b. Nov. 17, 1872. 

5790. Charles E. Norton'\ b. May 8. 1876. 

5791. Susan A. Norton'-', b. July 30, 1878. 

5793. Frankie E. Norton-', b. Dec. 5, 1682 ; d. Oct. 13, 1883. 

5793. Henry II. Dexnison^, b. Oct. 1, 1861. 

5791. 3. Alpex Spooxer fe^'ss b. Aug. 30, 1819 ; m. June 
2 1851, Sarah S., daughter of Patrick and Naomi (Phillips) Putler, 
b. Dec. 25, 1831 : he d. Aug. 19, 1863 ; she ul 2. Ezekiel T. Turner 
of W. Hanson, Mass. ; 1 c. 

5795. Myrox JEXK1XS^ b. Sept. 2, 1851 ; m. July 12, 1881, 
Ilattic C, daughter of Charles C. and Elizabeth (Griffin) Dean, b. 
May 30, 1851 ; residence, :Mariun, Mass. ; 1 c. 
579G. Eldon W. Jenkins', b. Jan. 5, 1883. 



412 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5707. -i. Nathaniel Jenkins*, b. April 15, 1822; uninan-ied; 
residence, Washington, Jdalio. 

5798. 5. Mehitable Jenkins', b. April 15, 1822; m. Sept. 14, 
1848, Joscpli, son of Jose])h and Chavlotte (Stetson) Heed, b. Sept. 
12, 1817; a nieclianic ; residt-nee, AVldtnian ; no issue. 

57i»lt. 0. Joseph Jenkins', b. June 3, 1827; m. Dec. 30, 1850, 
Maria Louise, dau^liter of Ansel and Sarah Thayer, b. June 8, 
1826; d. July 31, 1877; a slioe manufacturer; residence, So. 
Braintree ; 1 c. 

5800. Lois E. Jenkins-, b. Aug. 28, 1853 ; unmarried, at home. 

5801. in. I'ollyC, b. ; m. 1845, PJlisha Peck; she 
d. without issue, Feb, 18G0. 

5802. IV. Elijah*^, m. Sally Wheaton ; he lived at 
Thompson, Ct. ; slie d. Oxford," :\Iass., Aug-. 8, 1864; the 
date of his death is unknown ; 4 c. 



5803, 1. James ^Y.\ h. ; m. Jan. 23, 1855, Lavinia Ann 

Baker ; residence, Oxford ; 1 c. 

580L Xelson B ^ d. July 14, 1876. 



5805. 2. Marcus", b. ; residence, Oxford. 

5800. 3. Sarah A. ',b. ; m. Carpenter; residence, 

Douglass. 

5807. 4. Elijah', b. ; ni. Eliza ; he d. in the army 

at Baton Ronge, La , ] 858 ; she m. a Dutton, and resides at Thomp- 
son ; 3 c. 

5808. Jerome Nelson®. 

5809. Almika Jeanette^ 

5810. Oscar Simeon®. 



581 L V. Alden", b. ; m. Hannah "Weaver; an 

architect ; he d. 'i'hompson, 1831 ; his wido^\• in. again ; 2 c. 



5812. 1. PiiEBE Ann Lapiiany^ b. June 6, 1830; m. So. 
Abington, Ma.ss., Sept. 28, 1851, Sjlvanus, son of Joseph Benson, 
b. Thompson, 1828; was at one time a manufactnrcr of boots and 
shoes; is now a salesman for a bout and shoe house; residence, 104 
Oak St., Bingliampton, X. Y. ; 3 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTU. 413 

5818. IIarky Benson^, d. in infancy. 

5SJ4. Inez Gertkude Benson'^, b. May 21, ls5r. ; unman-icd. 

5815. Anne Grace Benson^ b. Oct. 30; d. Oct. 11, 1857. 

58] G. 2. Hannah Aldena', b. J Vb. 22, 1 s32 ; m. Jrnie 15, 185-1, 
Joel Robert Lee Doug-lass, b. Plaiiiiield, Mass., Feb. 23, 1812 ; he 
has been a mill overseer; is now retired from business; residence, 
Tliompson ; she d. Dec. 25, 1S74; 2 c. 

5817. Hannah Aldena Douglass^ b. ; d. May 25, 18G3. 

5818. Joel Robert Lee Douglass, Jk.^, b. May 8, 1866. 

5819. VL Lici^b. Marcli 9, 1797; m. Epliraim Rol)- 
bins ; they lived for a time at Thompson, and then removed 
to Ashford, Ct. ; she d. Nov., 18.58; he d. Nov. 12, 18G9 ; 
7 c. 

5820. 1. George E. Robbins^, b. Nov. 23, 1823 ; m. Nov. 29, 
1855, Caroline Dunham, daughter of Thomas and Sophronia (Dun- 
liain) Ryder, b. WilHngton, June 19, 1833; residence, WiUinn'tou, 
Ct. ; 4 c. 

5820a. Emma Florence Robblns^ b. Nov. 29, 1850. 

5820b. Charles Ashley Robbins^, b. Dec. 28, 1859; m. Sept. 
4, 1886, Annie F., daughter of Rev. Frederic Janes ; 1 c. 
5820c. Rachel Marguerite Robbins^', b. Aug. 25, 1887. 

5820d. Hattie Caroline Robbins^, b. Dec. 5, 1870. 
5820e. George Benjamin Robbins^, b. Jan. li, 1871. 



5821. 2. Benjamin F. Robbins', b. Aug. 20, 1825; m. and d. 
in Hartford, Ct., leaving a widow and two sons; tliey were living 
in 1882 in Wisconsin. 

5822. 3. Harriet Robbins', b. Nov. 25, 1826 ; m. 1854, Benja- 
min Johnson ; a marketinan ; has a stall in Faneuil Hall Market, 
Boston ; she d. Dec. 12, 1871 ; he m. 2. Aug. 7, 1872, Sarah M., 
dauglitei' of "William StoM'ait. 

5823. 4. Ephraim P. Bobbins", b. July 20, 1828 ; m. ; d. 
in Indiana])olis, Ind., leaving a widow. 

5821. 5. Mary "Whitman Bobbins', b. Oct. 21, 1830; m. July 
Y, 181:9, Stanton B. Dawley, b. March 24, 1830; slie d. May 10, 
1867; lie m. 2. July 5, 1809, Minnie xl. Bassett ; residence, Gurley- 
ville, R. I. ; 3 c. 



414 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5825. Ella II. Dawley^ b. June 22, 1858; m. July 4, 1871, 
Lewis Case; she was divorced, Dec. 14, 1882 ; 3 c. 

5820. William Case'-', b. Sept. 23, 1872. 

5827. Lena Case^ b. Dec. 12, 1873. 

5828. Steplien Cast>», b. Sept. 3, 1875. 

5829. William P. Dawley^ b. Sept. 30, 1850 ; d. Feb. 18, 1860. 

5830. Addie a. Dawley'', b. Jan. 12, 18G1 ; unmamed. 

5831. G. PiJEBE Ann lioBBixs", b. Oct. IT, 1835; m. Addison 
D. Dimock; she d. April 10, 18t;2 ; 1 c. 

5832. Hattte Eliza Dimock-, b. ; m. Alonzo Pierce; 
residence, Amherst ; no issue. 

5833. 7. David AV. Bobbins', b. Oct. 24, 183G ; d. April 10, 
1838. • 

5834. YII. Clakissa Stockisridge'', b. Pembroke, Mass., 
Aug. 8, 1799; ra. Jan. 1. 1820, Benjamin Robbins, b. 
Thompson, Ct, July 11, 179G; d. Oct. 26, 1877; they 
resided for a time at Tliompson, and then removed to Ash- 
ford, Ot. : she d. Feb. 26, 1877, aged 77; 12 c. 

5835. 1. Louise Kobbins^, b. Thompson, Xov. 5, 1826; m. 
June 23, 1846, Harrison Rojco ; she d. Ashford, Feb. 7, 1853; 
he d. July 26, 1885; 2 c, b. Ashford. 

5836. Emma J. Eoyce^ b. June 20, ISiS ; d. Stafford, Ct., Oct. 
21, 1860. 

5837. Louisa Isabel Royce'^, b. Jan. 26, 1850; d. Willimantic, 
Ct, Xov. 17, 1864. 



5838. 2. Rev. Elijah Robbins", b. Thompson, March 12, 1828 ; 
m. Aug. 17, 1850, Ad.lie Bissell of Rockville, Ct. ; graduated Yale 
College, 1856, E. Windsor Theological Seminary, 1850, and was 
ordained at Hartford the same year ; he sailed, Se])t. 29, 1859, for 
Africa as a missionary of A. B. C. F. M. ; is stationed at Adams, 
Zulu Mission, So. Africa; 3 c. 

5830. Addie Bobbins^ b. Oct., 1860; d. Aiu-il 17, 1869. 

5810. Whitman C. Roj^bins', b. Feb. 7, 1865 ; m. June 17, 1880, 
Alice M., dauuhtor of Rev. 0. C. Baklwin of the Fuochow Mission; 
he graduated l*hiladelphia L)ental College, I'eb. 26, 1886 ; sailed for 



JOHN WHITMAN- OF WEYMOUTH. 415 

So. Africa, Sept. 30, lSS<j ; engaged in hh profession at DnrLiu, 
So. Africa. 

5841. Benjamin B. Bobbins^ b. Feb. 8, ISTO. 

5842. 3. Elvika Bobbins', b. Thompson, Xov. 24, 1820; m. 
March 24, 1850, Josopli Frankh'n Dawley ; she d. Willington, Ct, 
March 21, 1855 ; 2 c, b. AVillington. 

5843. Herbert DAvrLEi^ b. Dec. 14, 1852; ni. 1876, Martha 
Piatt ; 2 c. 

5844. Everett Da^vley^ b. Aup,-. 30, 1878. 

5845. Wjiniifred Da\vlcy', b. Aug., 18S0. 

584G. Arthur Dawley-', b. March 9, 1855; m. Sept., 1877, 
Eugenia McLean. 

5847. 4. Sarah P. Bobbins^ b. Ashford, Ct., Jan. 8, 1831 ; re- 
sides at the old homestead in Ashford ; nnuiarried. 

5848. 5. Lucy Bobbins', b. Ashford, xMay 22, 1832 ; d. May 8, 
1850. 

5849. C. Dea. Stephen Bobbins^ b. Oct. 31, 1833; resides on 
the homestead with his sister, Sarali F. ; served in the war three 
years and nine montlis ; is deacon of the Baptist Chnrch ; nnmarried. 

5850. 7. Benjamin Monroe Bobbins^, b. Ashford, Nov. 18, 
1834; m. Feb. 20, 1801, Mary Whiton ; residence, E. Woodstock, 
Ct. ; 2 c. 

5851. GeRTRUDE Bobbins^ b. Jan. 30, 1802; m. Nov. 24, 1881, 
Wilbur Towne of Woodstock. Ct. ; 1 c. 

58.jla. Mary Agnes Towik ■', b. May 7, 1S84. 

5852. Martha Bobbins^ b. Apiil 3, 1864; ra. Feb. 22, 1886, 
Olin Chaffee of Woodstock ; 1 c. 

5852a. Hermou Rollins Chaffee-', b. Feb. 6, 1887. 

5853. 8. Sophronia Bobbins', b. Ashford, Xov. 21, 1835; m. 
10, 1855, Joseph Franklin Dawley of Willingtun ; o c. 



5854. Edward B. Dawley^ b. Dec. 23, 1860; m. April 12, 
1886, Emersteine Hentz ; in the employ of Dean, Foster A: Dawley, 
Chicago. 

5855. Clara DAWLEY^ b. Aug. 24, 1862; m. Oct. 31, 1886, 
Elmer P. Walker; residence, Webster. 

5856. William Henry Dawley'", b. Oct. 19, 1867. 



.J^IO THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5857. 9. Abbie Kobbins", b. Asliford, Murcli -i, 1837; in. June 
2G, ISGl, AVilliani Cliisin; a fanner; residence, West ['ord, Ct. ; 4c. 

5858. Bell Emma Chism^ b. Nov. 26, 1802 ; d. June 11, 18G9. 

5859. Adelle Ciiism", b. Marcli V\ 18G7. 
58G0. AimruR W. CuiSM^b. Oct. 24, 18G8. 
5SG1. Beknadotte Ciiism'', b. Sept. 13, 1879. 



58G2. 10. Clakissa Eobbins', b. Ashford, May 30, 1838; d. 
Tinmariied, Nov. 21, 18G9. 

5863. 11. Henry E. Eobbins", b. Ashford, Sept. 6, 1839; m. 
March 31, 18G8, Mary AVebster ; residence, Liberty Hill, Lebanon, 
Ct. ; 1 c. 

586L Webster Robbins^, b. Aug. 3, 1878. 



5865. 12. Martha Bobbins', b. Eeb. 17, 1841 ; d. unmarried, 
Oct. 4, 1863. 

58GG. YIII. Josiait Absalom^ b. Oct. 14, 1801; m. 
Eunice, daujx^iter of Benjamin and Eunice AYeaver of 
Hartwick, Mass., and twin sister, it is said, of Hannah, 
wife of his brothe]' Aklen ; b. AVilbraham, Mass., Oct. 
10, 1800; d. Raynliam, Mass., Jan. 6, 1879; ^Yas buried 
at Taunton ; he moved to Raynham about 1844, and 
resided there till ^vithin a few years ; at present living at 
Petersham, near Athol, Alass. ; 9 c. 



5867. 1. Dr. AYilltam Franklin", b. Dec. 10, 1824; m. l.lsov. 
5, 18:9, Betsey, daughter of Friend and Betsey White of Easton ; 
she d. ^rarch'7, 1855; m. 2. Nov. 29, 1855, his cousin, Hannali 
Gla/.ier, daughter of Benjamin, Jr. and Sarah (Ihissell) AVeaver ; 
she d. May 9, 1880 ; in. 3. Sept. 7, 1880, Julia AL, daughter of David 
and Lucinda Lewis, b. July 20, 1839 ; as a chikl he had a great 
fondness for tlie practice of medicine, and begged his fatiier to give 
him a suitable education; he, however, wished his son to learn 
."human nature," a> he termed it. and ap])renticed him to learn the 
trade of shoemaking wlien only 9 years of age; at the age of 12 he 
left liomo and has since supported himself: by perseverance and 
hard Avork he has acjuired a medical education, and established 
a reputation as a clairvoyant and eclectic physician; he settled, 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 417 

after some years of travel, at Atliol, where he now resides, and 
manages, in addition to his visiting practice, a medical institute; 
has been in practice for the past 25 years ; residence, Athol ; 3 c. 

5SGS. Emma Amelia',!). May 20, 1850 ; m. 1. Taunton, Mass., 
Oct. 24, 18(30, Moses Rice Pond; was divorced; m. 2. IJenry 
Stearns ; she resides 72 Albion st., Boston ; 1 c. 
58G9. Belle Emma Pond'', b. June 14, 1873. 

5870. Isabel Sarah", b. Aug. 5, 1S57; d. Aug. 21, 1803. 

5871. William Franklin, Jk.«, h. Feb. 10, 1881. 



5872. 2. Sylvester Stone', b. Uxbridge, Mass., Jan. 15, 1827; 
ra. June 2, 1850, Adeline Maria, daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth 
(Colburn) Fisher, h. Marlborough, Yt., April 2, 1823 ; a shoemaker ; 
residence, Xew Bedford ; •4 c. 

5873. Edgar Francis', b. Mansfield, March 17, 1854; m. Nan- 
tucket, March 16, 18S0, Ann Abbot, daughter of Vv'illiam C, and 
Eliza (Macy) Mooers, b. Oct. 7, 1859; residence, iSIantucket; 2 c. 

5874. Hemy Gilbe^t^ b. Sept. 24, 1881. 

6874a. Eliza Mooers", b. May 2'] ; d. Sept. 10, 1885. 

5875. T^Eary Augusta'^, b. Dec. 10, 1855 ; m. Duxburj, Jan. 11, 
1874, George F., son of Charles and Abbey (Sturtevant) Tinkham, 
b. Middleboro, 1852; residence, Baynham ; 3 c. 

5870. Grace Victoria Tinkham^ b. Oct. 1, 1874. 

5877. Nellie May Tiukham^ b. Jan. 16, 1876. 

5878. Hattie Forrest Tinkham'*, b. Oct. 9, 1879 ; d. July, 1881. 

5879. Henry Gilbert-, b. Raynham, Dec. 19, 1858 ; d. May 5, 
1872. 

5880. Emily Estella^ b. March 31, 1801 ; m. Aug. 10, 1879, 
William Henry, son of I'artlett and Josephine Maria (Elliot) Jen- 
kins, b. Xew Bedford, Mass., 1856; a painter; residence, Rayn- 
ham ; 2 c. 

5881. Hattie Estella Jenkins^ b. June 11, 1882. 
6881a. William Gilbert Jenkins', b. June, 1885. 



5882. 3. Josiah Absalom, Jr.', b. Uxbridgc, Dec. 18, 1828 ; m. 
Sept. 12, 1802, x\delaide Maria Reed; a farmer; residence, Rayn- 
ham ; 3 c. 

5883. Elsie ^[aria^, b. July 14, 1804. 

5884. Addie Louisa'', b. Oct 2, ISOO. 

5885. Francis Munroe", b. Sept. 0, 1869. 

27 



418 THE DESCKNIUNTS OF 

5880. 4. Alden", 1.. GluuceBter, K I., July 22, 1830; m. Laura 
A. White, sister of J5et<ey, 1st wife of his brother, ]>r. William 
Fraul<Un; a shoemaker and farmer; residence, Kaynham ; 7 c., all 
b. llayniiam. 

5887. Emelta Wool)^ b. Xov. 16, 1855; m. July 4, 1872, Har- 
risoii ^^ortou, sou of Wilkius and Charlotte B. Vile., b. Flagstaff, 
Me., Dec. 8, 184G ; is now in Iowa ; I c. 
5888. Walton H. Yiles^ b. Feb. 16, 1878. 

5889. Jane Makia^ b. Sept. 10, 1857; unmarried. 

5890. Ellis Allen^ b. March 17, 1800. 

5891. Charlotte Anna^ b. Xov. 7, 1862; d. Jan. 2, 1863. 

5892. IRVIN Albert^ b. Dec. 19, 1804; d. June 80, 1800. 

5893. Battie Emeline^ b. Dec. IS, 1800; ul Oct. 22, 1887, 
Frank Lincoln of Taunton. 

5894. Ada Isabel^ b. July 18, 1809. 

5895. 5. George IIekry", b. Oxford, Mass., Dec. 24, 1834 ; m. 
Jane Eachel Reed ; residence, Haverhill ; 3 c, one name unknown. 

5896. George HE^•RY■^ b. Oct. 28, 1855. 

5897. Carrie LouiseI 

5898. 6. Frances Jerome^ b. Oct. 6, 1830 ; d. Dec. 6, 1852. 

5899. 7. Jane ^Iaria^ b. Sutton, Marcli 15, 1839; m. Dec. 18, 
1859, George Dana, son of Eli and Rhoda (Johnson) Pierce, b. 
Shrewsbury, Yt.; 1 c, adopted. 

5900. Emma Etoile Pierce*, b. July 15, 1873. 

5901. 8. Alfred Wood", ) . . . c 

\ Twins, d. m infancy. 

5902. 9. Amelia Wood', ) 

5903. IX. Charles Stockrkidge'', b. BiuTillville, R. L, 
1808; ni. 1. al)ont 1830, Laviiiia ]>eSure; she d. Aug., 
1840; m. 2. ILiimab, daugliter of Thomas and Hannah 
Gurney, b. Abington, June 2, 1.S22; d. W^iterbnry, Ct, 
April 24, 1887; a ^;hoeinaker ; lived the last years of his 
life at ]{aynhani, ^vhe^e he d. Felj. 14, 1856; his widow 
m. June 24, 1858, Nathaniel IVesho ; 9 c. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 419 

590-1. 1. L.A.UKA Axn\ b. Jan. 4, 1837; in. 1. Josepli Warren 
Lincoln; m. 2. Ik-nrv :Mcrike; slic d. St. Louis, Mo., 1809; 3 c. 

590-ia. Carrie Eosalia Lincoln-, i 

r d. in infancy. 
5901b. Edith 'May Lixcoln', ) 

5905. JosiE Warren Lincoln-, b. Sydney, Me., ]\rarcli 26, 
18G2; m. WhitniaTi, Get. 30, ISSl, Cliarlcs Austin, gon of Joseph 
and iNancy (Reed) Cook ; residence, Wliitnian. 

590(5. 2. Charles Henry", b. Douglass, Mass., Dec. 2, 1832; 
m. Watkins, iS'. Y., Dec, 1856, Anna S. Smith; they lived for a 
time in X. Y. City, and afterwards at Geneva, IST. Y., Edwards- 
ville. III, St. Clair, Mo., and Perry, la., where they settled in 1869 ; 
she d. Feb. 21, 1880; residence. Manatee, Fla. ; 2 c. 

6907. Charles Frederic^ b. I^. Y. City, Feb. 1, 1858 ; a land- 
scape painter and decorative artist; unmarried; residence, Perry 
Co., la. 

5908. St. CLAIR^ b. St. Clair, Mo., Sept. 18, 1868; mimarried ; 
with his father in Florida. 



5909. 3. Thomas LeSure", b. Uxbridge, Mass., Sept., 1831; m. 
Martha McPike ; he d. St. Louis, 'Mo., 1865; his widow d. about 
16 years ago ; 2 c, d. in infancy. 

5910. 4. Joseph Dennison', b. Douglass, Aug. 4, 1839; m. 

Elizabeth ; a printer, doing business at Edwardsville, 111., 

where he d. 1873 ; 4 c. 

5911. Walter Crabb^ b. 1805. 

5912. Thomas ^YARKEN'^, b. 1866. 

5913. Cora Ann Laura May^ b. 1868. 

5914. Irena LavixiaS, b. 1872. 



5915. 5. Mekcy Randall", b. Feb. 20, 1845; d. 1852. 

5916. 6. Alfred Anderson", b. Oct. 22, 1848; m. Feb. 19, 
1871, Ada Y. Bates; residence, Whitman, where he d. May 21, 
1885 ; 3 c. 

5917. Ch.\rlks Frederic-, b. Feb. 13, 1873. 

5918. Alfred Walter', 1>. April 11, 1871. 

5919. Lauka .\L\y\ b. Feb. 6; d. May 21, 1881. 



5920. 7. Alphonso', b. Raynham, Aug. 15, 1850; m. Nov. 
27, lb73, Clara Ann Luzarder; residence. Whitman; 4 c, 



420 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5921. George Albert^ b. Sept. 15, 1874; d. Jan. 15, 1880. 

5922. Mabel TIale^ b. Aug. lu, 1876. 

5923. Charles Alphonso", b. Xov. 23, 1881. 
6924. Arthur Edward'', b. June 29, 1885. 



5925. 8. :\[ercv Anna', b. June 1, 1853; nL ; residence, 

Connecticut. 

592;''. 9. A son', d. in infancy. 



5927. X. Geokge Whitfield'^, h. ; d. Eaynliam, 
1.84G ; unmarried. 

5928. Maey'^ (421), Nic])o]as^ Nicho1as\ Tliomas^ John^ 
b. 1765; m. 1785, Thomas, son of Job and Eachel (Bon- 
ney) Chaniberlain, b. 1758; d. Oct. 8, 183C; slie d. Auo-. 
7, 1849, aged 84; 8 c. I. Job''; IT. Eacber^: III. Mollv^ 
IV. Zerviali'-, Y. Jennet"; VI. Thomas"; A^II. Calving 
VIII. Lutlie/'. 

5929. I. Job Chamberlain", b. Dec. 31, 1787; m. Aug. 
10, 1813, Euth Dean, b. Jan. 1, 1790; d. xVug. 15, 18G8: 
settled at Mansfiekl, Mass., in 1811, and d. there Aug. 31, 
1865, aged 78 ; 5 c. 

5980. 1. Cornelia Chamberlain', b. Oct. 11, ISto; unmar- 
ried; residence, Mansfield. 

5931. 2. Caroline Chamberlain', b, Jan, 24, 1817; d. June 
'15, 1836. 

5932. 3. Lysander Chamberlain', b. May, 1819; in. Eacliel 
Burbank of Haverhill ; residence, E. Haverhill, X. II. ; 2 c. 

5932a. Charles Chamberlain*, b. Xov., 1850. 

6932b. ILattie Louisa Chamberlain^'', b. 1852; m. Ilenry 
Dean of Haverhill, X. H. 



5933. 4. Louisa Chamberlain', b. April 27, 1821 ; ni. Sept., 
1854, Xatlianiel Crosby of Mattapuisett, "^Lass., b. 1796; d. 1868; 
his third wife ; she d. Dec. 3, 18S1 ; 2 c. 

5934. Joseph Allen Crosby^ b. Jan., 1856; d. Marcli, 1876 

5935. IIattie Louisa Crosby^^ h. April 27, 1858 ; d. in infancv. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOL'TH. 421 

5936. 5. Amelia M. Chamberlain', b. Oct. 14, 1821; m. July 
25, 1S17. Charles F., son of James and Abby (Sargent) Tew of 
Taunton; residence, AYoj'cestcr; 9 c, all but eldest b. Worcester. 

5937. Cakrie Le]]ak7<on Tew', b. Taunton, Ma^s., April 15, 
1818; m. Sei^. 1. 1881, Edward II. Tolnian ; residence, AVorcester; 
2 c. 

5938. lioy Dexter T.ilMian". b. Feb. 4, 1884. 
593^a. Ethel Gertrude Tolinaii-', b. Feb. 9, 1886. 

5939. Frank Uerbert Tew', b. June 10, 1851; unmarried; 
a printer; residence, Birmingliam, Ct. 

5910. Ida Amelia Tew^ I). Aug. 22, 1853 ; unmarried ; a teacher. 

5911. Charles Frederic Tew', b. Sept. G, 1855 ; d. Leadville, 
Col., March 18, 1880. 

5942. William Sakgent Tew^ b. Jan. 25, 1858; m, Oct. 21, 
1880, Josephine Langley; residence, 1420 Wyandotte St., Kansas 
City : no issue. 

5913. Edwakd Chambehlain Tew^', b. Feb. 12, 18G0; d. April 
1, 1S64. 

5941. Mabel Burnside Tew^, b. Jan. 10, 1862 ; a teacher. 

5915. George Albekp FJean Tew^ b. Marcli 28, 1864 ; a carpet 
designer; address, 100 Worth st., Is". Y. City. 

5946. FIelen Louise Tew', b. Aug. 1, 1867. 



.5947. II. Rachel Chamberlain'^ b. Dec. 15, 1789; m. 
Feb. 12, 1820, Asa^ son of Dea. Eleazer^ and Maiy 
(Brown) Whitman, b. Nov. lo, 1782; d. Jan. 1, 1827; she 
d. April 2G, 1878, aged 89 ; 2 c, see line. 

5918. III. Molly Chamberlain^ b. 1793; d. Jan. 19, 
1875. 

5949. IV. Zerviah Ciiamp.erlain'', b. 1795; d. 1860. 

5950. V. Jennet Chamberlain'^ b. 1798; d. Feb. 16, 
1853. 

5951. VI. T^o^rA.s Ciluiberlain", b. March, 1801 ; d. 
Dec. 2, 1811. 

5952. VII. Luther Chamberlain*', b. 1803; d. Dec. 20, 
1842. 

5953. VIII. Calvin CIIAMBERLAIN^ b. 1810; d. 1862. 



422 TUE DESCE^;i)ANTS OF 

5954. Capt. Ebenezek' (424), Ebeneze^^ Nicholas'^ 
Thomas^', Jolin^ b. 1765; in. 1. 1788, Lydia'', daughter of 
Dca. Joliii", and Lydia (Snow) Whitman, b. 17G5 ; d. I82«j ; 
m. 2. March 28, 1832, Mrs. I]aniia]i Latham ; she d. July <S, 
1838 ; m. 3. ]\Iyra Coleman ; he moved to Windsor, Mass., 
about 1796, with his sister Abigail, settling on a farm in 
tlie east part of the town, the journey of 100 ]niles taking- 
13 days; he d. Nov. 5, 1849, aged 84; 3 c. LA son'^ ; 
11. James'; TIL Lydia*^. 

5955. L A son'\ b. Sept. 22; d. Oct. 8, 1789. 

5956. 11. James'-', b. July 25, 1791 ; m. April 29, 1812, 
Chloe'^', daughter of Isaiah' arid Chloe (Philips) Whitman, 
b. Aug. 30, 1793; d. Nov. 11, 1865, aged 72; he resided 
with his father for many years, and then removed to Charle- 
mont; a farmer; he d. Dec. 11, 1878, aged 87 ; 9 c. 



5957. 1. Selinda', b. Dec. 23, 1S14; m. Jan. 15, 1846, Be^. 
Alvan AY. Leonard of Cliarlemoiit ; they lived for a time in No. 
Adams and then returned to Chailemont, where she d. Dec. 2S, 
1879 ; no issue. 

5958. 2. LucI^-I>A\ b. Dec. 23, 1817; d. unmarried, Oct. 10, 
1844. 

6959. 3. Welcome James', b. Dec. 21, 1819; m. Aug. 2, 1S49, 
Martha A., daughter of Squire and Hannah Benson, b. July 20, 
1829 ; a carriage maker ; residence, Athol ; he d. Aug. 20, 1 883 ; 3 c. 

59G0. Ellen Camilla^, b. Feb. 12, 1S57; m. June 3, 1884, 
William Ik Smith; residence, Orange. 
59G1. Martha Jaxe^, b. June 20, 1859. 
69G2. John Standlsh^ b. Jan. 29, 1868. 



5963. 4. LoviSA', b. Oct. 9, 1820 ; m. May 29, 1841, William 
P. Goff, b. Feb. 19, 1819; they resided for a time at Winchester, 
Ks. ; a merchant ; .^lic d. Yorkville, Wis., Feb. 7, 1859 ; 4 c. 

5964. WiLLL\M James Goff^ b. Aug. 18, FS46; m. Nov. 13, 

1872, Ennna Jane Pall, b, Jau. 5, 1854; residence, Burliugtou, 

Wis.; 3c.. 

5903. Clara Lovisa GolT-', b. Nov. 12, 1S74. 
59G6. Blanche Emma Goir, b. Feb. 15. 1877. 
5967. Delia Jane Gofl'. h. A[iril 24, 1883. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 4:23 

5968. Frances Lucinda Goff\ b. May 21, 1848 ; d. Sept. 7, 
1841'. 

59G9. Clara Lovisa GoFF^ b. April 29, 1850 ; d. March U, 
1855. 

5970. Eomanzo AYhitman Goff^ b. July 27, 1853; unmar- 
ried. 

5971. 5. JoHN^ b. Strobridge, Jan. 20, 1822; unmarried; a 
teacher; residence, OroviUe, Cal. 

5972. 6. Ephraims b. Jan. 19, 1821; m. July 1, 1850, Julia 
B., daughter of James and Fhivilla Eoberts, b. Sept. 5, 1831; was 
overseer in a cotton mill at Xo. Amherst, wlicre he d. Sept. 29, 
1853 ; no issue. 

5973. 7. Chloe Jane^ b. Xov. 1, 182G ; m April 29, 1830, 
Orsamus A., son of Ambrose Pratt, b. Sept, 27, 1821; he deserted 
her soon afier marriage, and she procured a divorce and resumed 
lier maiden name ; residence, Windsor, Fla. ; no issue. 

5971. 8. Lorenzo'', b. April 6, 1829 ; m. Oct. 11, 1851, Mary S., 
daughter of Tliomas and Eoxaiina Munsel!, b. March 17, 1832 ; d. 
April 20, 1879 ; since 1881 has resided at Windsor; 3 c. 

5975. Ida EsTELLE^ b. Aug. 28, 1862. 

5976. Edward Lorenzo^ b. Aug. 26; d. Sept. 13, 1865. 

5977. Charles Frederick^ b. Dec. 15, 1867. 



5978. 9. Gn.VRLES Phillips^ b. March 6, 1831; a carriage 
maker and inventor ; unn-iarried ; residence, Whidsor. 



5979. III. Lydia«, b. Nov. 7, 1800; m. Feb. 16, 1837, 
Sereno, son of David and SHsannali (Walker) Bliss ot 
Savoy, b. Aug. 9, 1792 ; his 2d wife ; she d. Dec. 26, 1S7G : 
2 c. ' ^ 

5980. 1. (A son) Bliss', b. ; d. July 10, 1839. 

5981. 2. Alden James Bliss", b. June 15, 1811 ; m. Dec. 8, 
1861, Carrie A. Reed ; a shoemaker; residence, Claremont; he was 
drowned, April 9, 1871; 1 c. 

5982. Annie Laurie Bliss', b. July 2, 1865. 



424 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

5083. Jepthah"' (425), Kbenezor\ Xicliolas", Thomas"-, 
John', b. ]-)ridgewator, Mass., April V2, 17G7; m. April 14, 
1700, Betsey, daughter of Isaac Tiiikluun of Middleboro, 
Mass., b. July 7, 1762; d. Dec. 11, 1844; removed to 
Windsor shortlv after liis brother Ebenezer ; bougdit a farm 
in tlie same part of the town ; was a prom.inont and popular 
citizen and held many town oflices ; was for many years 
selectman, and in 1828 and 1829 represented AVindsor in 
the State Legislature; he d. Jan. 30, 1853, aged 86 ; 10 c. 
I. Ebenezer'^; II Isaac*'; III. Ason"^'; lY. Jepthah''; V. 
Sarah Freelove'- VI. Ezra": VII. Betsey''; VIII. Eph- 
rain/'; IX. Xoble'' ; X. A son*"'. 

5984. I. Ebexezer'^, b. Bridgewater, Mass., July 5, 
1791 ; m. Jan. 18, 1816, Silvia, daughter of Benjamin and 
Sarah (Brett) Foi'd, b. Abington, Aug. 21, 1788; d. Wind- 
sor, July 13, 1861 ; settled in Vrindsor adjoining his father ; 
he d. Xov. 27, 1857 : 8 c, two sons d. in infancy. 



6985. 1. Welcome Ebenezer', k Dec. 22, 1816; m. Aug. 29, 
1860, Mrs. Jane A. Herring; a iarmer; occupies Iris father's home- 
stead (lias no children, but has adopted the two cliildren of his 
wife : Elizabeth Ilening, who m. Frank Xewell and resides in 
Xatick, Mass. ; and George Herring, unmarried). 

5986. 2. RosiNA Packard', b. March 1, 1818; m. April 22, 
1858, Itev. Joi^eph Bloomtield, only son of Elias A. aiid Esther 
(Cook) Baldwin of Xewark, X. J., b. there, Xov. 4, 1S04 ; he m. 1. 
May 26, 1834, Sarah A., daugliter of Capt. Gideon Tennev of 
Brandon, Yt., who d. Xov. 20, 1857 ; lu's father died wlien he was 
6 years of age, and he was prepared for college in X. Y. City by Bev. 
Dr. Elihu W. Baldwin (Yale, 1812), who had married his only sister ; 
on taking his lirst degree lie entered the Tlieological Seminary in 
Auburn, X. Y., where he finished his course in Ang., 1830; he 
then labored for two years as a home missionary in Essex, X, Y., 
being ordained while there, Aug. 4, 1831, by the Third Presbytery 
of Xew York ; was next employed in Ticonderoga, X. Y., for two 
years, aiid in 1834 Avas installed over a church in Canaan, X. Y. ; 
he left Canaan in 1838 for the village of Xew Concord, in Chatham, 
X. Y., where he laboi'ed for two years; in Xov., 184o, he went to 
the west village (then cnlled Hubbardville), in Cunmiington, Mass., 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 425 

and took charge of a Congregational cluircli just established there, 
over which he was installed as ])astor, Sept. 1, 18-il, and with which 
lie continned nntil May, 1857 : his home remained in A\'. Cumming- 
ton, and he again acted as pastoi" of the church there fi'om IS'iJ- to 
ISGS, having preached for most of the interval in ^W Ilawlev, a 
neighl>oring town ; later he supjdied the pnlpit in Weatherislield 
Centre, Yt., from lSi'9 to 1873, and in AV. Townshend, Yt., from 
1873 to 1S78; lie then retired to his home in ^Y. Cnnnnington. 
having preached eontinnously for forty-eight years ; still hiter, 
though 75 years of nge, he supplieu for one year in Pern, ]\Iass., not 
once failing to keep his appointments ; he preached occasionally to 
the last, enjoying greatly the privilege, and Ijeing able to look back 
on a record of successful labor crowned with the affection of those 
among whom he had lived ; on the 9th of June, 1886, though in 
feeble health, he took part in an ordination in the adjoining village, 
and within two weeks, on June 22, died suddenly at his home, from 
paralysis of the licnri, in his 82d year; no issue. 

5987. 3. Alonzo Tinkham '■, b. :\[ay 4, 1821 ; d. Feb. 15, 1823. 

5988. 4. Xkwtox Brett*, b. June 28, 1822; m. Jan., 1858, 
Anna Elizabeth, daugliter of Saumel Pearce and Ehoda (Searles) 
(Strong) Bartlett of Southampton, Mass., b. March 9, 1839 ; he 
resided for a few years in Windsor and then removed to Hinsdale, 
Mass. ; enlisted in Co. B, 34tli Moss. A^ols. ; a farmer ; he d. Spring- 
field, Sept. 20, 1882: 4 c. 

5989. Joseph ]L\ldwin^ b. Sept. 4, 1859. 

5990. Levi Lincoln"-, b. June 15, 1861. 

5991. Akthuk Dwight^ b. July 16, 1866. 

5992. Albert Franklin'', b. Dec. 1, 1872. 

5993. 5. A son", b. April 15, 1823 ; d. in infancy. 

5994. 6. Stillman Ford", b. March 12, 1825; ra. 1. 1852. 
Cynthia S. Lathrop of Windsor Locks, Ct. ; she d. there 1863 ; m. 
2. 1866, Ann :^L Moore of Chicopce, Mass. ; she d. Worcester, 
Mass., 1869; m. 3. Xov., 1871, Mary E. Brackett of W. Hawley, 
Mass. ; a machinist; resided in Windsor Locks, Ct., for some years, 
but since 1866 has l)een in the employ of the Washburn & Moen 
Co. : residence, W. Ctnnmington ; 3 c. 

5995. Ida ]\LiVY^, a child of the first marriage. 

Two daughters, who d. in infancy, one by each of the other 
marriaues. 



426 "raE DESCENDANTS OF 

5990. 7. ITenry Mahtyn', b. June 2, 1827; m. Dec, 1855, 
Mrs. Sophronia (Seaii) Lee; enlisted Aug., 18G2, in Co. B, 34th 
Masfe. Vols., and served in the army three years ; resided at Windsor 
till 1880, when he removed to Leeds, Mass., where he now resides ; 
no issue. 

5997. S. A. son', b July 8 : d. Sept. 2, 1832. 



5998. IL Isaac', b. Bi-idgewater, Nov. 12, 1792; m. 
Plainfield, Mass., April In, 1830, LLannali, daughter of 
Philip Packard, b. .June 17, 1802; d. March 1, 18()o ; 
worked for many years as a farmer at Windsor, and then 
learned the trade of a tanner and currier, at which he 
worked some years, then bougdit a fiirm at Savoy, but 
only occupied it a short time; 1842, he moved to Chat- 
liara, Medina Co., 0., where he had purchased a farm, and 
where he resided till 1854, when he purchased a farm and 
saw-mill at Gh-anger, Medina Co., where he resided till his 
death, March 22, 1861 ; 3 c, all b. Savoy, Mass. 



5999. 1. Alden^ b. April 9, 1832 ; m. July 10, 185G, Susan J., 
daughter of Barney and Mehetable (Lincoln) Daniels, b. Feb. 2, 
1832; he and his brother Isaac managed their father's farm and 
mill tin 1865, when they sold the property and engaged in business 
at Granger; 1873, he sold his interest to his brother Isaac and 
returned to Chatham Centre, where he has since resided on his 
farm ; has been justice of the peace ; 2 c. 

6000. Mary L.^ b. July 15, 1857; m. Oct. 25, 1877, George E. 

^'oah, b. Oct. 31, 1854; 5 c. 

6001. Claud E. Noalr', ) n f qa ift-« 

6003. i\Iaiid E. ]Soah-, ) 

6002a. Ruby A. Noa!r\ h. March 3, 1883. 

6003b. flattie E. Noalv', b. April 25, 1885. 

6002c. Alden Williaui Noah^ b. Nov. 6, ISST. 

6003. Eugene X.^ b. Oct. 28, 1859 ; m. Dec. 13, bSS2, Laverne, 

dauohter of Levi and Phebe (Mcl)..nald) Chapman, b. Jan. 17, 

1800; 1 e. 

6003a. Edith L.'\ b. Oct. 10. 1SS4. 



6001. 2. ISAAC', b. Oct. 17, 1834; m. Dec. 1, 1858, Susan A., 
daughter of Orrin and Elizabeth (Willcy) Perin, b. Dec. 21, 1839; 



JOIIK WHITMAN OF WFA'MOUTII. -1:27 

a Sept. 15, 188-1; was engaoed iu farniiiij^' at Gran^^er, and later iii 
business with his brother Alden ; 1878, he j.urcha.ed the interest of 
bis brother and continued in bnsine.^s till 1882, Nvhen he sold his 
store property, and purchased a farm at Chatham Centre, where he 
now resides ; 4 c. 

6005. Jessie E.^ b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; d. ^larch o, 18G3. 

6000. Ernest W.\ b. July 12, 1803; m. Dee. 28, 1881, Jessie 
F., daughter of llussell and Mary (Beaeli) Wilbur, 1). Sept. 28, 180-1; 
3 c. 

C006a. Hugh E.^ b. June 19. 1S83. 
6006b. Mary B.'', b. June 4. 1885. 
GOOOc. Lawrence*, b. Sept. 19, 1887. 

0007. Aethur S.^ b. Sept. 27, 1808. 

6008. Cora E.^ b. Dec. 7, 1874: d. Sept. 23, 1870. 

0009. 3. Harriet xV.', b. Oct. 7, 1830 ; ni. Sept. 27, 1800, James 
J. Raw, b. Aug. 4, 1834; residence. Granger, O. ; 9 c. 

6010. Egbert W. Eaw^, b. Sept. 3, 1801; m. Dec. 1, 1887, 
Mary E. Bowes, b. Aprd 0, 1858. 

6011. Emma E. Raw^ b. Nov. 1, 1802; m. Feb. 26, 1887, Geo. 
H. Iloddinott, b. Ang. 2, 1 800. 

6012. Ella A. Raw^ b. Xov. 1, 1802. 

6013. Alden J. RA^v^ b. Feb. 13, 1805. 

6014. Libbie H. Raw^ b. Nov. 5, 1807. 

6015. Florence E. Raw^, b. Sept. 17, 1869. 
6010. Merrit J. Raw^, b. April 2, 1871. 

6017. Mary L. Raw', b. June 30, 1877. 

6018. Yernon J. RAW^ b. July 3, 1880 ; d. Dec. 1, 1883. 

6019. HI. A soi/', b. Sept; d. Oct. 21, 1794. 

6020. IV. JepthatV', b. Fel). 20, 1790 ; m. Jan. 5, 1832, 
Elvira, daughter of William ^litcliell ; he remained in W. 
Ciimmington a year or two after his marriage and then 
removed to Adrian, Mich.; hero he owned a farm and 
engaged in Inisiness; later he moved to :kIorena, engaging 
in birsiness; was postmaster at th.e time of his death, and 



428 TIIK DK>Cf:NDA^:TS OF 

his widow continued to hold tlie office for some years; he 
d. Aug. 14, 1847; she d. July 4, 18(35; 6 c. 

GU21. 1. Almon". b. Jan. 2J, ]So3: in. Feb. ]4, 1S54, Ellen A. 
Whitniaz-sli ; was a IjagKagc-ina.ste)- on tlie Michigan Central Rail- 
road, and was killed in a collision, ¥vh. 5, 185G ; she d. March IT, 
1855 ; 1 c. 

6022. EuGAR Almon", b. Feb. 22, 1S55. 

G023. 2. Eugene', b. Xov. 5, 1835; d. May 13, 1858, of con- 
sumption. 

6024. 3. William*, b. Jan. 11, 1838; ra. Oct. 9, 1872, Mrs. 
Mary J. Wilkinson ; a farmer ; residence, Blissfield, Mich. ; no issue. 

6025. 4. Jepthah Lewis', b. Aug. 16 ; d. Oct. 8, 1840. 

6026. 5. Louisa Ann', b. Aug. 24, 1842; m. March 24, 1858. 
George Giles, b. Oct. 2'J. 1827 ; d. Oct.. 1876; a farmer; residence, 
Blisstield; she d. Xov. 9, 1874; 5 c. 

6027. Elvira Louise Giles\ b. Sept. 25, 1861 ; d. Feb., 1872. 

6028. George Giles\ b. Nov. 30, 1863; residence, Ilolton, Ks. 

6029. John W, Giles^ b. Sept. 25, 1867; residence, BHsstield, 
Mich. 

6030. Eugene Daniel Giles', b. July 13, 1870; residence, 
Irving, Ks. 

6031. Robert Jepthah Gtles^ b. Jan. 23, 1873 ; resideuice, 
Clarksville, la, 

6032. 6. Rosina Elvira', b. March 7, 1848, after her fathers 
death; m. May 23, 1867, AVilliam Irving, son of William W. and 
EHzabeth G. (Knight j Bliss, b. Dee. 23, 1840 ; a merchant ; resi- 
dence, Blisstield ; no i>sue. 



6033. V. Sakah I^reelove'"', b. Dec. 23, 1797; m. July 
17, 1817, Joseph', son of Turner and Iluldah (Wliitman^^) 
Pliilhps, b. March 21, 1790; d. March 3, 1872; she d. 
Feb. 9, 1824; he m. again, see line; 2 c. 



6034. 1. Joseph Watson Phillips", b. Aug. 28, 1819 ; m. June 
24, 1869, Elizabeth Anna, daughter of Worthington Dv.'ight and 



JOHN "wnrniAX of "weymoutii. 429 

Laviiiia (Colt) Xewton, b. Wcstliolcl, Mass., ]Maic]i 22, 1840; a far- 
mer; resideiK-e, Stockbridge, Mass.: P. O. Cmtisville; no i.-:-iie. 

6035. 2. LucRETiA IIammox Phillips^, b. Feb. 9, 1821 ; d. 
July, 1821. 

G036. VI. EzKA'', b. Jan. 4, 1800; m. 1834, Mrs. Lydia 
(Ilolbrook) Wc41er, daiiylitcr of Gon. 'Holbi'ook of ^Vind- 
sor ; settled in Windsor for some years; 1855, removed 
to Florida, N. Y., wliere lie d. April, 18G6 ; no issue. 

6037. VII. JiETsEY", b. June 20, 1802; m. Marcb 8, 
1835, liirani P., son of Setli G. and Sabra (Leonard) Tor- 
rey, b. April 10, 1804: d. Jan. 7, 1869; a carpenter; she 
d. 'March 23. 1882; 4 c. 



6038. 1. PoDNEY AVebster Toerey', b. Sept. 30, 1836; is 
associated uitl) his Uxo brothers as farmers and overseers of a saw- 
mill, under firm name of Torrcy Bros, ; served during late war in 
49 liMass. Vols.; unmarried; residence, E. Windsor, Mass. 

6039. 2. Sidney M. Torrey', b. May 2S, 1839; m. May 17, 
1874, Clarissa A., daughter of AVilson and Eunice A. (Pierce) Hath- 
away, b. July 23, 1847; 4 c. 

6040. Homer iS\ Torrey^, b. April 18 ; d. April 24, 1875. 

6041. Arthur P. Torrey^ b. May 30 : d. Oct. 22, 1879. 
6041a. Bessie A. Torrey^ b. Sept. 27, 1885. 

6041b. Bertha A. Torrey', b. Feh 17, 1887. 

6042. 3. Sarah A. Torrey", b. Aug. 28, 1843; unmarried. 

6043. 4, Cassius Eugene Torrey"', b. Xov. 7, 1845; m. Jan. 
19, 1887, Alice L., daughter of Morgan and Lydia M. (Goldthwait) 
Hall, b. Sept. 6, 1854; a farmer ; residence, Windsor; P. O. 
W. Cumnn'ugton. 

6044. VIIL Epiiraim*', h. Xov. 18, 1805; m. Marcli 23, 
1847, Lianda, daughter of Coh John W. and Jerusha 
(Pierce) Reed of Windsor ; a farmer ; residence, W. Cum- 
mington; he d. Dec. 9, 1882; 2 c. 



6045. 1. Clara Llanda', h Sept. 4, 1849; m. Xov. 18,1869, 
Dr. Chester M. Barton, M.D., formerly of Savoy, now residing at 
Hatfield ; 2 c. 



430 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

60^6. George Estes Barton', 1>. M;iy 0, 1871. 
60-17. Clara Marel I^artonI b. Ain-il 25, 187-1. 

6048. 2. Ellen Theresa", b. April '28, 1856 ; m. Oct. 21, 1874, 
Frank L. Packard of W. Cuininiii^^tun, where tliey resided till 1881, 
when they removed to llatlield ; present residence, Cuniraington ; 
6 c. 

6049. Lena Inez Packard^ b. June 7, 1876. 

6050. Arthur Lyman Packard^ b. Ang. 29, 1877. 

6051. Mary Elsie Packard^ b. June 28, 1881. 

6052. Flora Belle Packard^ b. x\ov. 12, 1882. 
6052a. Jessie Alberta Packard^ b. Oct. 2, 1884. 
6052b. Yelma Eloise Packard^ b. ]\Iay 15, 1887. 

6053. IX. NoblfA b. June 18, 1809; m. Oct. 22, 1835, 
Ruth Pierce, daugliter of Col. John W. and Jerusha (Pierce) 
Reed of Windsor, b. Oct. 22, 1811 ; d. Sept. 24, 1865; re- 
mained at Windsor on the liomestead till after the death of 
his fatlier, wlien he sold his farm and removed to W. Cum- 
mington ; he invested much of bis money in the W. Cum- 
mino-ton Paper ^[ill, which proved to liim a most disastrous 
investment ; after tlie deatli of his wife he resided with his 
dauo-htei-, Mrs. Wells, at No. Hatfiekl, where he d. Nov. 19, 
1887; 4 c. 

6054. 1. Albert \Villiam', b. Jan. 15, 1837 ; d. March 4, 1838. 

6055. 2. Lucretia Harmon', b. Sept. 22, 1810; ni. Dec. 5, 
1861, P. Milton, son of Lv.tlier and Elizabeth (Smith) Wells; a 
miller; residence, No. Hatfield; 6 c. 

6056. George Wells^ b. Oct. 31, 1862; m. Aug. 10, 1887, 
Harriet, daugliter of Charles Parsons; a dentist; residence, St. 
Albans, Yt. 

6057. Carrie WELLS^ b. ^larch 8, 18G4. 

6058. Kate Wells', b. Ang. 4, 18GG. 

6059. Edward Wells^ b. March 28, 1874. 

606U. Albert Wells^ b. Nov. 23. 1875; d. Sept. 21, 1879. 
6061. Elizabeth Wells', h. dan. 17, 1878. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WE v:^ioi:th. 431 

0)0(52. 3. Jerusha Reed'', b. July 3, 1815; m. Feb. 6, 1878, 
Guilford Thurston, son of MursluiU Bates; a farmer; residence, 
Underwood, Hall Co., Xeb. ; 1 c. 

G003. Fanny Ruth Bates'^, b. Xov., 1ST8; d. about Sept., 
1880. 

G063a. RoscoE Bates^, b. Se])t., 1880. 

60G3b. Mary Ruth Bates^ b. 1882. 

G063c. Mabel BatesI b. 1SS5. 



6064. 4. Albert AYilliam-, b. Sept. 8, 185G ; d. Sept. 4, 18G5. 



6065. X. A. son, d. in infancy. 



[End of Descendants of Thomas*, the Eldest Sou.] 



432 THE DESCENDANTS OF 



F I F T H a. E X E Vx A T I N (amtin ued). 

[Descendants of John*, the Secoml Son.] 

GOGG. John"' (4:5r.), Joliii\ Jo]m\ Johir, Jolm^ b. Wev- 
mouth, Oct. 9, 1710; m. (pub. J;m. 1."), 1763) Betty, prob- 
ably daiig-litor of Samuel and Sarali (Gurney) Tyrrell, b. 
Oct. 17, 1745; settled for a time at Abingtou ; iu the 
record of lils father's will is mentioned as a "laborer, resi- 
dent of Abington;" in 1782 there was a John Whitman 
taxed at Bedford, and there is a lot in that to^vn still known 
as the "AVhitman Lot;" it is probably this John, as his 
brother Levi"' was alread}- a resident of Bedford ; he later 
resided at Acworth, N. H. ; according to traditions in the 
family of the eldest daughter there were 7 c. I. Cliar- 
lotte°; IL Betsev''; III. Abigail'^; IV. Join/- V. SamueP; 
YI. DanieP; VIL WiUiam'l 

60G7. L Chaflotte'', b. Abington, Mass., March 9, 
1771; m. Isaac Foster, b. ^larblehead, Mass., 1768; d. 
Moretown, Vt, Sept. 8, 1851; she removed with her 
parents to Andover, N. H., being tlien about 18 ; after her 
marriage resided for a few years at Acworth., N. H., then 
removed to Moretown, where she d. March 25, 1840, aged 
71 ; 7 c. 

606S. 1. Sarah Foster', b. June 2S, 1796; m. Oct. 29, 1820, 
Lyjiian, son of Epln-aini and Sally (Perkins) Cobb, b. Feb. 28, 1797 ; 
d. Ang. 8, 1SG9; a tailor; residence, Aloretown ; she resides with 
her adopted son at Sonicrville, i\[ass. ; 2 c. 

C0G9. William Cobb"^, b. ^fay J9; d. May 20, 1822. 

6070. Charlotte Cobb^, b. Oct. 2; d. Oct. 10, 1825. 

Cu71. Key. William Cobb High, b. March 30, 1822, eon of La 
line and Sally (Carpenter) High ; was adopted by Mrs. Cobb; he 
m. ;March 30, 1S43, Dianthc J., daughter of Calvin and Sophia 
(Campbell) Clark, b. Jan. 15, 1822 ; a minister of tlie M. E. Church, 
now settled at Somerville ; 3 c. 



JOHN WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 433 

6072. N. Jennie High, b. Jan. 2, 1S44 ; d. Ayvil 23, 1865. 

6073. Ella C. High, b. May 21, 1S49 ; d. Sept. 10. 1SG4. 

6074. Belle High, b. April 27. ISrn ; m. Nov. 28. 1878. Thomas R.. son of John 
Thomas and IJebecca (trrinnell) "Williston, b. Aug. 20, 1853 ; residence, 
59 Coluijibus ave., Souioi-^illo ; 2 c. 

6075 William High Williston, b. Oct. 10, 1881. 
6076. Jcnr.ie Alfreda Willislon, b. May 20, 1883. 

0077. 2. William Bacon Foster', b. Nov. 26, 1799; m. 1. 
May 29, 1^25, Eliza We>t, daughter of Elislia aiid Mrs. Paitli (Good- 
ale) (Tryror) Wa>Iibnni, b. June 27, 1S02: d. Dec. 19, 1846; m. 2. 
Feb. 27, ISIS, Liddie (Bowman) Xoble.s, b. April, 1800; d. Jan. 81, 
1880; he d. Oct. o(>, ISSo ; a fanner; residence, Moreto^^^l ; 4 c. 

6078. Calyix Washburn Fostek", b. July 1, 182C ; m. 1. June 
19, 1849, i\Iindia, daughter of Ileui-y and Mary (Turner) McClure, b. 
June 10, 1830 ; d. Aug. 1, 1870 ; m. 2. Jan. 1, 1871, Louisa M. (Chat- 
man) (Duncon) Smith, d. June 29, 1872 ; m. 3. 1877, Mouisa J., 
daughter of John A. Milliard ; a farmer; residence, Moretown ; 1 c. 

6079. Henry ^Villif^m Fof^ter', b. Sejit. 22, 1859 ; unmarried, at home ; (the 
writer is greatly indebted to Mr. Foster for the record of this family.) 

6080. Charlotte Whitman Foster-, b. July 7, 1828 ; m. Dec. 
19, 1847, Charles C. Lee, b. Dec. 27, 1827; a farmer; residence, 
Newark, Yt; she d. July 8, 1853; 2 c. 

6081. Sarah Lee^ b. April 22, 1849 ; m. Dec. 27, 1869, Charles Beau, b. Feb. 
22, 1849 ; a farmer ; residence, Newark, Vt. ; 7 c. 

6082. Arthur Lomi Beau^^ b. May 4, 1871. 

6083. William H. Bean^^ b. July 7, 1873. 

6084. Fred. C. Beanl^ b. June 29. 1875. 

6085. Gertie E. Bean■^ b. Oct. 1. 1876. 

6086. Annie :\I. Bean^", b. Dec. 20, 1878 ; d. Jan. 29, 1879. 

6087. Elgie ^l. Bean''', b. Jan. 2, 1880. 

6088. Harry C. Beani", b. March 8, 1882. 
6088a. Grace Bean^", b. Dec. 29, 1835. 

6089. Leonard B. Lee', b. July 22, 1851 ; d. Jan., 1859. 

6890. Gilman William Foster^ b. Oct. 2, 1838 ; d. June 28, 
1839. 

0091. Sarah Eliza Foster', b. Aug. 1, 1840; m. March 9, 
1859, Xahnm G. Aldricli. b. Dec. 3, 1831; a farmer; residence, 
Moretown, where she d. Aug. 18, 1873; he m. 2. Nov. 6, 1879, 
Mary E. Townsend. b. March 29, 1834 ; 3 c, two ni. 

6092. William Alonzo Aldrich^ b. Oct. 2, 1860, ni. May 24, 1SS7, Ida Lee, b. 
April, 18G9. 

6093. Jennie Eliza Aldrich^ b. Jan. 12, 18G7 ; m. Sept. 12, 1885, Fred Fitch of 
Stowe, Vt. 

6094. Harriet Abigail Aldrich^ b. Oct. 30, 18S9. 

28 



434 



THE DKSCKXnAXTS 01' 



C09n. 3. EI.ON Fo=TER\ b. April 9, ISOl ; J. Mavol, 'J. 1SI5. 
60% 4. Calvin JIvm rosncir, b. Oct. ir>,l.H.3; m. Oet. 23, 
1323 Sn«„,, dau^btcr .,f Tbcuas and Su«u.„a (Cxm.b.) fcl-oonCT, h. 
j™ -0 ISaO; .1 .lulv -1. IsT-l ; a c.ama.jo .„ak«-, ve..acnce More- 
tvn:.-lKMX. be d. Juiy IC, ISS5. a,.od 82; 1 c, b. ; d. san.c day. 

C097 5. Lkos.uu, Uobehtson Fof>iF,ir,b. Apnl 9, ISoT; .n_^l. 
Oct 19 1S32. Jaue Eoyingtou, duugbtcr of ICbcczcr and Janc(Os- 
™od) ,T'obn..n, b. Jun;. 1, 1S12; d. Feb. -t, 1839; m, 2. Apnl 10, 
lit Liva Ann, dansl.te,- of l.>.ra and I.ucv (Bacon) Lvans b. Isov. 
7 r4l ■ a nicrcbaBt';' residence, Waterbury Centre, \ t. ; 11 c. 
'co98' i;i:v. Elon ro..TEU, ]).D.^ b. .June 22,1833; ro April 
27 Sir. Sarab, dan.bter of Walter Clark and Phebe (^V o,-ral ) 
Palmer b. April 10, 1S31; graduated, 18.35, frour tbe Gen. Thco- 
fojri Sen,i,!ary, a department of *^'^ ^^^'^'^ "^"^^f^^. 
ten years was ensjagcd in tbe n,in„tenal ^vork of tbe M. h. Clumh 

"nlns railwa; ac-cidot, which w.as nearly fatal termn,atedh,» 
;<! ve clerical labor.s, and be turned his attention to hterature, act,ng 
both as writer and editor: hi, principal pnbhcat.on and greate. 
acht'ment be considers is bis '• Cyclopaedia of Prose and Poetrcal 
ilLtrations," a work whicl, has had a very extensive sale; residence, 
147 Ilewes St., Brooklyn, X. Y. ; 3 c. 
6099. ri>«bo Palmer ^'^''^f'^'-'Tl'';'"^, . ,,,.„,„at«d at ^Vesle.van Uni- 

LwatCrfumV.ia Coltege La,v School, gvaJuating 1888 ; .s engaged m 
the piactlce of law at 18 Wall St., X. "^ ■ City. 
6101 Jennie Lanktord Foster', b. July U, 1602 ; d. ^ov. 23, l^bl. 

0102. Eliz.v .lANE Vo.sTF.u^ b. Feb. 15,1887; m. Feb. 27, 13o6, 
Willian. 1.., son of Pnfns an,l ^Vcaltby P. (^l-l-'-g Ch,PP h 
Dec. 10,1824; a fanner; residence, Warren, Wis.; P.O.Kobeits, 

!,ni Otis Fo-tcr Clapp', b. March 81, 1857; n,. Jan. 6. 1883, Comtance, 
daligbte, of Angus Lnd F.velir.e (Caldwell, Su.herland. b. Oet. Oo, ,8o4 ; 
a tarniev i residence. Warren ; J c. 



61C4. William Angus ClaH'"', b. Dec. 7, IS?-!. 

6104t 

'""■ r";^h^-'^lHS;:;;;d CaM^ait^J tcool. Classpoole, b. March, 

mi • roskleiice. Dulutli, Minn. ; 2 c. 
01(.5a. llc^n^^ Charl.s Gia..poole>". b. Oct. 1^ 1.S3 : cL Doc. 27. 18... 
6105b. (A daughter) Glasspoole'". b. June 17 ; d. June 18. 18S<. 
6100. Bessie S. Clapi.'. b. April 21, IS.O. 

G107 Ii-CKKTrv l•osTi:u^ 1>. Feb. 15, 1837; d. Sept. 18, USG. 



-^^■.^hh^jSs:tSd^8:^;i"'n:--MS8^ch:s 

son of Thomas ^^ ilham and Cathun 
1861 ; residence. Duhith, Minn. ; 2 c. 



JOHN WIIITMAX OF WEYMOUTH. 435 

6108. LuTHKJt Osgood Fostl^r", b. ]Marc]i 27, lvS41 ; m. Jan. 3, 
1S04, Lucy !>., daughter of Wriglit and Cliaetina (S[niuldingj Ilas- 
]<ins, h. April 24. 1S4.">; the projjrietor of tlie Gi'een Mountain 
Form and dealer iii blooded stock; residence, Warren; 1^. O. 
Roberts ; 1 c. 
CJ09. ElouFostcr^ b. July'), 1875. 

(5110. Elvira Kljzabi.th Foster^,!). March 0,1843; m. July 
8, 18C4, Elia.s, sun of Henry and Ursula (Chapman) Haskins, b. 
Kov. 10, 1837; a mechanic; residence, Warren ; F. O. Iloberts ; 2 c. 

6111. Leonard N. Ha^kins^ b. Ma\- 10, 1SG5. 

6112. William C. Ilaskins'', b. June 10, 1873. 

Clio. Leonard Fobinsox Foster, Jk.-, b. Nov. 3,1844; was 
killed at the battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1804. 

0114. Dr. Ebexezlr Johnson Foster*^, b. Jan. 15, 1847; 
graduated at llalmenuin]! Medical College, Fhiladelphia, 1809 ; 
?aine year received a diploma froni Iveene School of Anatomy of 
Philadelphia; is settled in the practice of his profes.^ion at Water- 
bury, Vt. ; lias devoterl a great deal of time to music, and has both 
taught and corjjposed ; has also exhibited some of his paintings, for 
which he has received prizes at the county fairs ; unmarried. 

6115. Luke Whitman Foster^ b. Jan. 13, 1850; m. June 7, 
1870, Alice, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Shafer) Fuller, b. July 11, 
1852 ; a merchant ; residence. Lone Rock, Wis. ; 2 c. 

6116. Gertie May Fosler^ b. Dec. 3, IS"! 7. 

6117. Alfred Leonard Foster", b. Jan. 22, 1881. 

0118. Arthur .M. Foster*, b. xVpril 24, 1803 : m. April 2, 1883, 
Ella M. Fuller, b. ^lay 19, 1850; sister of Alice; a manufacturer ; 
residence, Lone Rock; 2 c. 

6119. Hany Clyde Foster', b. Aug. 13, 1884. 
6119a. Lynn Emmons Fester'', b. Aug. 8, 1886. 

6120. F.MMA L. Foster^ b. April 17, 1805; d. Aug. 14, 1882. 

0121. Leonard Robin.son Foster, Jr.^, b. Dec. 19, 1873; d. 
Feb. 28, 1877. 



Cl'22. 0. Oilman Isaac Foster", b. .Moretown, March 25, 1812; 
ni. 1. Elizal)eth ALiyo ; m. 2. Feb., l^Si, Lucretia, daughter of Asa 
and Folly (Feck) Hathaway, b. Ai)ril 3, L^15 ; d. Jan. 2, 1639; ni. 
3. 1844, Melinda Maria, daughter of Joel Perkins, b. Canada, 1810; 
d. March 29, 1853; m. 4. May F3, 1853, xMrs. Elizabeth Loriza 



43G THE ]>KSCENDANTS OF 

Brii^^liam, dauu-liter of Jo>ei)li and Sarali (Springer) Faiince, and 
^vidt^v of ElisLa Warren Brigliain, b. Juno 1, ISIS; a carpenter; 
residence, XortlitlcM Vt., where lie d. Oct. 1, 1S75 ; served in Co. 
E, Stli Vt. A\)ls. ; slie resides 539 Main sT., Springfield, Mass. ; 7 c, 
three d. in infancy. 

0123. Maiigaret Fosteu'', d. aged li montlis. 

6124. Maria Melinda FosTER^ b. Oct. 2S, 1844: in. isov. 29, 
18G2, Henry Jvirk. son of CHhiian Taylor and Lncy Stiles (Hawks) 
Eaton, b. Moretown, Aug. 25, 1S3T: reside^ice, Northileld ; 2 c. 

eiS-l. Alice Lucretia Eaton^ b. :\Iarch 30, 1>=6.-). 

6126. Gertrude Emma Eaton«, b. Feb. 16, 1868; m. Feb. 16, 18S5, Charles H. 
Cady. 
C127. LucKETiA Ceaka Fo3^ER^ b. Sept. 4, 184S; m. Xov. 23, 
1867, James AVironr, son of William and Louisa (Hnnt) Atherto]i, 
b. March 25, 1839; a cabinet maker; residence, 67S Congress St., 
E. Detroit ; 5 c. 

6128. Louise J. Atherton^ b. June 21, 1869. 

6129. Mary V. Atherton», b. May 6, 1871 ; d. Aug. 9. 1872. 

6130. Clara M. AthortonS b. Nov. 7, 1872. 

6131. Maud M. Athertou", b. Oct. 18, 1874 ; d. May 7, 1876. 

6133. George W. Atherton\ b. Oct. 27, 1876. 

6133. Martha Ann Foster^, b. Nov. 20, 1854 ; m. March 25, 
1879, AYilliam Sheridan, son of Beriah and Melvina (Mnri'ay) Sher- 
man, b. Feb. 17,1850; residence, Merrick st., Springlield, Mass.; 
2 c. 

6134. Alice Louise Sherman^', b. :MaTch 25, 1881. 

6135. Lilla Melvina Sherman', b. Aug. 20, 1882. 



6136. 7. John Whitman Foster^,!). July 12, 1813; m. Oct. 
30, 1838, Lucia A., daughter of John B. and Xancy (Atkins) Davis, 
b. Oct. 24, 1820; a farmer; residence, I^toretoMii, where he d. May 
12, 1875 ; 5 c. 

6137. Oilman C4. FosTER^ b. Xov. 15, 1842; m. Oct. 11, 1S76, 
Elvira J., daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Harris) Harlow, b. Dec. 6, 
1814; a tul> manufacturer; residence, Stowc, A"t. ; 2 c. 

6138. (A son) Fostei--, b. May 23 ; d. July 4, 1881. 

6139. Ethel Edna Foster-', b. Sept. 14, 1883. 

6140. Ellen L. FosTER^ V.. Oct. 28, 1848; m. Dec. 9, 1866, 
Orlando, son of Joseph and Louise (Cameron) Foster; residence, 
Stowe; served during war in a Vermont regiment as Lieutenant; 
no issue. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WF.YMOUTII. 437 

GUI. Edwin A Foster', b. Sept. 12, 1S50; m. May 13, 18T8, 
Mary E., tlauu-hrtT of Hiram and Clarissa (^Tartin) Chatt'ec, b. July 
2(. 1860; a fanner; residence, Moretown ; 2 c. 

614'2. Geral<l Fo5tor\ ) 

t.,... 1^, T- . ■, b. AiM-il C. 1880. 

C143. J'.liner loster . S ' 

<U4-]. Nettie L. FosTER^ h. Feb. 21, 1353; ni. J)ec. 31, 1871, 
William, son cf Tli'>ina.- ami .Vmanda (Luce) Russel], b. April 23, 
1819; a farmer: re-ideuee. Moretown ; 2 c. 

eU"). Olin E. Rus-elP. b. Oct. 31, 1872. 
6146. Ellen RusselP, b. April 12, 1878. 

t;U7. Ada C. FosTEtf, b. July 17, 1S57 : m. Aug. 0, 1879, Hele- 
man llezekiah. son of Ilezekiali ;uid Claiissa (Ferry) Johnson, b. 
Aug. 31, lSo7: I'esideuoo, AYatci'bury Centre; 2 c. 

6148. Leon Clifton Jolini?oii'', b. May 18, 1882. 

6149. Nettie Evelyn JohIlSon^ b. March 20, 1884. 



(iloO. II. Betsey'"'. 

()151. III. Abigail", b. ; an Abigail Whitman m, 

Aaron Clap, b. Feb. o, 1755; his 2d wife, and may have 
been this Abigail. 

G152. IV. John'', b. ; records of Leicester, Vt., 

show that a John Wiiitman m. Persilla and had issue b. 
in that town, but he probably was the son of the John, b. 
1723, of the Valentine ftiniily of Rhode Island. 

(1153. V. Samuel'', b. ; a Samuel m. Eehoboth, 

Mass., Sept. 25, 171>4, Patience Brayton ; this family lived 
at one time in Rehuboth and mav have been above. 

<;154. VI. Daniel; b. 1784; m. about 1808, Betsey, 
daugliter of John and Polh' (Freeland) Holland, b. Canton, 
Me., Nov. 1:), 178'J; d. Nov. 18, 1870; a fanner; residence, 
^lexico, Me., where lie d. Aug. 2(>, 1827 ; administration 
wa.s granted on his estate Sept. 18, 1827; inventory 
amounted to S2, 34s. 55 ; she m. Mai-ch, 1842, John ]\[arble 
of Dixfield ; 7 c. 

0155. 1. Eliza-, b. Dee. 7, ISOU; m. about 1831, John Howard. 
Jr., b. Dec. 9, l^ii4: d. llartfurd. Me., Xov., 1882; she d. Peru, 
We., May S, 1S70; 7 c, b. Mexico. 



433 THE DKSCEXD.NJS'TS OF 

6156, Leonora Luella IIowARir"*, b. Jan. 9, 18i>o ; m. Boston. 
Feb. 17, 1851, Stanley M. Virgin ; residence, ]\Lexico Corners ; 3 c, 
b. Tinnil'ord. 

6157. Cora :\Iay Viixiir, b. Sept. 11, 1855 : in. Weston, Mass., Sept. 22, 1881, 
Edward Gates Green. 

6158. May Anna A'irgin", b. April ICi, If^oT ; ui. Charles Farrington. 

6159. Minnie Stella Virgin-', b. .July 8, 1870. 

G160. Ellura Melissa Howard^ b. .Ian. 18,1836; ni. Pern, 
Aug. 28, 1854, Jolm r)]dhani ; i-esidence, Hartford; 1 c. 

6161. Harriet Eliza Oldhain". b. Peru, July 6, 1855 ; m. 1. Dec. 1, 1870, James 
Widber ; m. 2. Hartford, Sept., 1888, Herbert Haynes ; residence, 
Livennore ; 2 c. 

6162. William Widbcri". 

6163. Jolm O. Widber^". 

6161. Charles Irvixg ITo^YARD^ b. July, 1840; m. Dixfield, 
March 13, 18G4, Sarah Ann, daui^hter of John L. and Sarah Ann 
Ludden ; a farmer; residence, Dixiield ; 2 c. 

6165. John Ludden Howard', b. Dec. 19, 1864 ; a teacher ; residence, Canton 
Point. 

6166. Sadie Howard-'. 

6167. Oscar Meridon Hoavard^, b. Aug., 1842; m. Martha 
Ann, daugliter of Moses and Ilari'iet (Wait) Treat ; a carpenter ; 
residence, Mexico; P. O. Dixliekl Village; 5 c. 

6168. Ava Izo)-a Howard^ 

6169. AValter E. IIoward^ 

6170. Arno Guy Howard". 

6171. Moses Treat Howard^. 

6172. Herbert Howard-'. 

6173. Edgar A[ontville IIowarD', b. March 8, 1844 ; m. 
Eugenie, daughter of CoUnnbus and Sarah (Trask) Oldham ; a 
farmer ; residence, Peru ; 2 c, 

6174. Julia Howard', b. Nov. 14, 1875. 

6175. Lilla Howard''. 

6176. Horatio Scott Howard^ b. ]:)ec. 13, 1849 ; m. Hartford, 
1873, Marian Alley; a farmer; residence, Hartford; 1 c. 

6177. Morton Howard-', b. 1874. 

6178. Mary Ella Howard^, b. :\[ay IS, 1852; m. Gilbert, sou 
of Ai Smith ; j-cmoved to ]\[ichigan, 1882; 3 c. 

6178a. Smith-'. 

6178b. Smith-'. 

6178c. Smith". 



JOIJX AVllITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 4:'J9 

Giro. 2. Polly Fj<eel.vnd", b. July 21, 1811; m. April 21, 
182d, Caleb Eastman, b. Ifuinford, Sept. 3, 1808; d. Hartford, 
March 21, 1882; she d. Juno 13, 1805; a farmer; residence, lium- 
ford, the greater part of lii> life; 13 c. 

6180. Daxiel Eastman^ b. Oct. 10, 1828; d. Feb. 5, 1829. 

G181. Harriet Augusta Eastmax*5, b. Mexico, Nov. 5, 1829; 
m. 1. Mexico, Oct. 28, 1849, Benjamin White, son of Luther and 
Esther (White) StocksrelJ, b. Jan. lo, 1829; d. March. 8, 1874; m. 
2. Canton, Mav 23. 188^), John Howard, son of Gideon and Sarah 
(Holland) Ellis, !». Canton, June 19, 1829 ; residence, Mexico ; 1 c. 
6182. Charlena Augusta StockwelP, b. April 6 : d. Sept. 24, 18.j4. 

6183. Maria Elizabeth Eastman^% b. Rnmford, Aug. 24, 
1832; m. Mexico, March 23, 1851, John E. Twombly; a farmer; 
residence, Itumford ; 3 c. 

6184. Waller Eugene T\vombIy^ b. Byron, Jai). 3, IS^S ; in. July 4, 1880, 
Annie G., daiighter of .James L. and Eleanor O. T. (Boodry) Collins, b. 
Jan. 2, 1853 ; a guide at Eangely Lakes ; 2 c. 

6185. Eleanor M. Twombly'^ b. July 1, 18S2. 

6186. Catharine I. Twomblyi«, b. Sept. 2."3, 1884. 

6187. Francelia Ann Twombly'. b. Byron. May 26, 1854; m. Peru, :\larcli 22, 
1879, Joseph L. Webst^-r, b. Marcli 27, 185G ; a farmer ; residence. Rum- 
ford ; 1 c. 

C188. Flora H. Webster^'-', b. June 23, 1880. 
6189. Granville C. Twombly'-^ b. April 15, 1800. 

6190. Sakah W. Eastman^ b. April IS, 1834; ni. Xov. 14, 
1857, A. L. Ilo'.vard of Mexico; she d. withor.t isbue, 1857. 

6191. Daniel Gkanville Eastman^, b. xVpril 15, 1836: m. 1. 
Marcli 13, 1804, IJosilla J., daughter of Joseph and Ptuth B. (Brad- 
bury) Stearns, b. June 24, 1829; d. Dec. 28, 1877; m. 2. Xancy J., 
daughter of Solomon and Catharine (Bell) floffman, b. Oct. 9, 
1837; residence, Hoche^ter, Minn.; 2 c. 

6192. Etta M. HotYmau'\ ^ d. Nov. 14, 1877. 

- b. Dec. 18, 18G4 : 

6193. Adeiiman V. Hoffman''. ) residence, Rocliester. 

6194. Hollaxd F. Eastman «, b. Jan. 16, 1838; m. Oct. 18, 
1860, Xancy M., daughler of Ximljall and Delia (Eeniston) Hall, 
h. Sept. 4, 1813 : residence, liumford ; 4 c. 

6195. Frecland H. Eastman', b. April 11, 18G2 ; d. Aug. 1, 18G3. 

6196. Adelaide A. Eastman', b. Sept. 4, 18G4 ; m. Oct. 12, 1880, R. H. Bixby. 

6197. Almeda A. Eastman'', b. Oct. 9, 1807. 
6193. Irving C. Eastman-', b. Sept. 10, 1878. 

6199. Augustus A. Eastmans, b. Mai-ch 18, 1S41 : d. July 10, 
1844. 



44(» THE DESCENDANTS OF 

6200. Jane T. Eastman^, b. April 0, 3 843; m. Xov., 18G4, C. 
Liidden; ^lio d. Oct. 16, 1SB5. 

6201. Almena a. EASTMAN^ 1). April 24, 184,5 ; d. Jan. 2, 1858. 

6202. Maud A. Eastman", b. July 15, 1S4T ; m. 1863, Isaac P. 
Daily, b. 1830; d. Xov. 3, 1880; residence. Canton; 5 c. 

6503. Samuel P. Daily', b. Sept. 21. 180fi. 

6204. Susie A. Daily . b. Oct. 1. 1857 ; d. Oct. 12, ieS3. 

620r,. Selden X. Daily', b. July 8, 18G9. 

6206. Sahnie I. Daily\ b. April IG : d. ^lay 13, 1874. 

6207. Sadie L. Daily', b. May 20. 1875. 

6208. Ambrose A. Eastman^ b. Dec. 19, 1849; m. Oct. IS, 
1873, Helen Augusta, daughter of Farnum and Adriance Austin, 
b. Xov. 29, 1845 ; a fanner ; residence, Canton ; 1 c. 
6309. Leon A. Eastniau'', b. March 4, 1882. 

6210. Cornelia E. Eastman^, b. May 16, 1853; ni. Jan. 31, 
1881, Russell A., son of Xathan and Hannah G. (Adams) Carver, 
b. Livennote, April 13, 1850; editor of Livennore Falls News; 
residence, Livennore Falls; 1 c, adopted. 
6211. George D. Carver', b. :May 15, 1883. 

6212. PtUTH A. Eastmans, ],. April 5, 1855; m. Sept. 28, 1872, 
Benjamin Iv., son of Charles and Asenath S. (Staples) Barrows, b. 
June 3, 1845; served in the army three years; residence. Auburn; 
1 c. 
6218. Frank O. Barrows^ b. Jan. 10, 1878. 



6214. 3. William TIareison', b. Aug. 15, 1813 : rn. July, 1833. 
Xancy J'aiTell, daughter of Samuel and Xancy (Barrell) Durgin, 
b. 1816; d. Jan. 27, 1869; he d. 1853; residence, Alexico ; 5 c. 

6215. Daniel Alyarado^, b. Oct. 20, 1837; m. May 27, 1865, 
Mrs. X^ancy I). (V^ing) Dagen ; served in Co. C, 20th Me. Vols. ; 
he d. Mexico, April, 1882; she resides Mexico Comers; 3 c. 

6216. Harrison Alvarado", b. Dec. 27, 1869. 

6217. Alvaretta^ b. March 7, 1872. 

6218. Emerson F.^ b. March 17, 1877. 

6219. Lucy ANN^ b. May 4, 1839; m. June, 1857, Stephen 
French, son of Tzah rioine; a farmer; residence, Farmington, 
X. JL ; she d. Jan. 28, 1868 : lie m. Oct., 1879, Mary A. Kaine ; 2 c. 

6220. Frinda Minerva Home'-', b. Aug. 23. 1859: m. Oct. 37, 1877, George E., 
son of Liberty and Abigail Richards, b. April 28, 1855 ; a shoe mer- 
chant ; residence, Haverhill, Mass. ; 1 c. 

6221. Orrin Almon Richards^", b. Oct. 81, 1883. 

6222. Izah Alvarado Home', b. Oct. 23, 1661 ; unmarried. 



JOHN WHITMAX OF WF.YMOUTH. 441 

6223. EIarrison Fortk?que% b. Feh. 15, 1843; d. Jmic 12, 
1864 ; lie enlisted in Co. I, 29tli :N[c. Yols. 

6224. Isaac ALPIIo^-so^ b Sept. 20, 1844; d. Xov. 23, 1S52. 

6225. Cornelius Hexry^ b. Dec. 26, 1846; ui. Oct., 1867, 
Miv. Oscar Dclfrees l*aul ilutchings, dau«i,liter of Henry F. IJurgin, 
and widow of (George Ilutcliings ; a farniei' ; residence, Mexico ; 4 c. 

622G. Mary Ann", b. July 7, 1869. 

6227. Charles Henry', ^ 

•b. May 31, 1870: 

6228. Floreuce^ ) d. July 5, 1870. 

6229. Alphonso-'. b. Marcli 4, 1872. 



6230. 4. Cornelius Holland', b. June 28, 1816: m. 1. Ilnm- 
ford, Xov. 2S, 1S41, Sarah Farnani, daughter of Aaron and Polly 
(Farnam) Virgin, b. I^ec. 25, 1816; d. April 24, 1844; ni. 2. 

J\texico, Sept. 25, 1844, Xancy Kimball, daughter of and 

Elizabeth (Marble) Ellicti : residence, Mexico ; he d. Aug. 7, 1849; 
she d. Dec, 1866; 2 c. 

6231. Sarah Virgin % b. April 24, 1844; m. March, 1862, 
Orren, son of Daniel and Mary (Gould) Tracy ; residence, Hanover, 
Me. ; no issue. 

6232. (A son?) b. ; d. July, 1847. 



6233. 5. Sarah Ann', b. Feb. 5, 1820; d. Aug. 1, 1834. 

6234. 6. Isaac Gleason', b. Sept. 29, 1821; m. Canton, Nov. 
20, 1852, Susan Fletcher, daughter of Sydney and Joanna (Russell) 
Oldham, b. Peru, Sept. 5, 1834; residence, Mexico; 5 c. 

6235. Hosea EALL0U^ 1). May 4, 1854; unnian-ied ; at home. 

6236. Flavilla Ann% b. Feb. 5, 1857; m. Canton, May 23, 
1881, Chester L., son of Danville Kudx; a farmer; residence. Can- 
ton ; 1 c. 

6237. Danville Isaac Knox='. b. July 7, 1882. 

6238. Evelina AuGUSTA^ b. Xov. 19, 1859; jn. IVru, Aug., 
1880, Albert W., son of Peter Hopkins; his second wife; his first 
wife was Enuna Aldricli ; 2 c. 

623!). Maud Susan Hopkiii:,-', b. Oct. 23, 1881. 
6240. Hopkins^ b. Jan. 23, 1883. 

6241. Abbie Makia% h. .March 12, 1S<'.6. 

6242. P.IRCIIARD LYLE^ b. June 2<i, 1S79. 



442 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

&24?>. 7. EvKLiXA', b. Nov. 7,1820; m. 1. ^[exico, Nov. 7. 1847, 
Dr. Daniel, son of Wheeler and Xancy (Gould) Tracy, b. Jan. 5, 
1S22 ; d. Oct. 8, ISCli; was a surgeon In the ai'uiy, and d. wlule in 
service ; m. 2. May 20. IStU, E]>hraitn W., son of James and Salome 
(Carver) Allen, b. Doc., 13:^>1 ; residence, Canton ; 4 c. 

G2-44. Julia Coffin Tracy% b. March 6, 1840 ; d. April, 1854. 

6245. Charles Alp,eht TiiAcy«, b. Oct., 1S51 ; m. July, 1875, 

Ida Whittemore ; a farmer; residence, Liverniore ; 3 c. 

624G. Herbert Albert Tracy'-', b. Jime, 1876. 
62-17. Edward Tracy-', b. June, 1879. 
6248. Julia Emily-', b. May, 1882. 

6249. Cliffokd Moxtville Tkacy^, b. June 2S, 1856 : m. Oct., 
. 1881, Ada Eaton of Andover; I'csidence, Canton ; no issue. 

6250. AVallace Leman Allen s, b. Nov., 1867. 

6251. YIl. AYillia^A b. 1788; m. 1. Oct. 20, 1808, 
Polly, daugliter of Josiah and Sarah (Powers) Ptichardson, 
b. Weston, Yt., A])ril, 17i)l ; d. Bethel, 1827; in. 2. 1829, 
Irene Bean ; m. 3. Fanny xVnnis ; m. 4. 13etsey Annis, b. 
Aug. 4, 1805 ; d. May, 1869 ; the record of his 1 st marriage 
mentions him as a resident of Landgrove, Yt. ; lie later 
resided at AYeston and Rnpert, Yt. ;. about 1819 settled at 
Hebron, Me., afterwards at jlexico, Woodstock and Bethel ; 
be d. Greenwood, Nov., 1852 ; his last wife is said to have 
married again ; 10 c. 

6252. 1. Mary', 1>. "Weston, A^t., Aug. 11, 1810; unmarried; 
residence. Natick, Mass., with Joshua Brig-gs. 

6253. 2. Daniel', b. ; d. unmarried, 1866 ; was a resident 
of Poriland ; alxnit 1866 he left that city, saying he was going to 
Boston and has never been heard fn>m. 

6254. 3. JosEFii Ch.\ndler', b. Bupert, A't., May 12, 1816; m. 
1. Nov. 23, 1833, Grace K. Oolding; she d. Wiltoiu Dec. 6, 1846 ; 
m. 2. Jan. 17, 18't8, Ann M. Cofran, b. Yienna, Me., Jan. 1, 1818; 
he d. Cape Elizabeth, Nov. 6, 1870; she resides J'vnightsville ; 1 c. 
by 2d m. 

6255. Grace Ann% 1). AVilton; m. Feb. 2, 1867, Capt. 

Horace F. Davis of Yarmouth; residence, Portland; 2 c. 

6256. Guy W. Davis', b. June 29, 1873. 

6257. Ethel M. Davis', b. Oct. 19, 187.-). 



JOHN WHITMAN OF \\'EYMOUTn. 



443 



6258. 4. LuciNDA K.', b. Bethel, May ? ISIO ; m. Sept. 20, 1843, 
Jolm Tiickermau; slie d. Charlestowii, Mass., Jan. 8, 1858; lie 
d. ; 3 c. 

G259. llAKUiET TrcKEUMAN^ 1). 1845 ; m. Eugh F. Ladd. 

6260. John William Tuckkrman*, b. ; in. Dorcas Abby 

Nickersoii; a trader; residence, Uockland, ^iv. ; no issue. 

62G1. Claka Luginda Tuckekman^ b. Wilton, Dee. 12, 1850; 
m Banc^or, Oct. 11, 1867, Josliua Unwiii, son of Joseph and Martha 
(Lightfoot) Briggs. b. Yorhsliirc. Eng., Sept._ 20, 1821; can.e to 
America, Dec., 1850 ; a trader; residence, Natick: 2 c. 

6263. Hattie UnAWn Briggs\ b. Bangor, Xng. 26, 1871. 

6264. WilUain Beacousfield Briggs', b. Framingham. .July 16, 18.8. 

6265. 5. Sarah P.-, b. Jnly 26, 1820 ; in. May, 1844, John T. 
Hatch; she d July 25, 1868; he resided ].owell; 2 c. 

6266. John HATCH^ b. ; d. aged 9. 

6267. Emma Anora-, b. 1854. 

6268. 6. William', b. May 29, 1822; m. 1852, Susan, daughter 
of Isaac and Eachel (.Morris) ITow ; residence, Greenwood ; no issue. 

6269. 7. BuBY Kosalette', b. Xov. 16, 1835; m. .Nov. 27, 
1851, \Yilliarn, son of Cliarles and Sarah (Lapham) Crooker ; resi- 
dence, Chelmsford ; nu issue. 

6270. 8. Georgianna Delano', b. April 6, 1838; m. Aug. 22, 
1854, John W., son of Ira and Sarah (Leach) Lothrop, b. Alarch 13, 
1830 ; residence, Chcsterville ; she d. Aug. 29, 1862 ; lie m. Sept. 
27, 1863, Mary E. Hatch of Wilton ; 3 c. 

6271. Cora Albeutina LoT^ROP^ b. Oct. 31, 1857; m. May 
19, 1876, Otis T., son of Jackson and Salome (Bean) xVUeii, b. Oct. 
7, 1840; proprietor of Hotel Swasey, Canton; 2 c. 

6272. Rosa Lothrop Allen-, b. Aug. 22, 1877. 

6273. Grace Elmore Allen-', b. Oct. 7, 1881. 

6274. Elora Georgianna LoT^ROI>^ b. Feb. 21, 1860: d. 
March 14, 1867. 

6275. JOHN' Fred LoTHROR^ b. July 20, 1862 ; unmarried. 

6276. 9. Charles Eichardson', b. Jan. 24, 1841; m. ^ ; 
residence, Chehea; said to have d. Feb., 1867; 3 c, 2 boys, 1 girl. 

6277. 10. Laura Ahelaide', b. Oct. 20, 1818. 



444 tup: descp:xd.\xts of 

0278. Sami-el'^ (-l''-i)i Joliii^ Joliir', Jolnr, Jolin\ b. 
i\iig. 20, 1744 ; 111. Ma^sucliusetts, Dec. 2:], 17(iG, Rboda 
Piirkmiin, b. 1 7o5 ; d. 1808; j'onioved to ^Maiiie between 
1770 and 1780, and probably settled at Canaan, Me.; in 
tlie liistorv of that town ^^•e find liis naino mentioned as 
moderator in 178G; Jan. 2."), 1700, lie signed a protest 
against a ^ote to adopt the congregational form of worsliip 
and tlie withdrawal from the Salem Presbytery ; date 
of his death is nnknown ; 6 c. I. Samuel"; 11. Sally*^ ; 
III. Mollys IV. Ehoda'^: V. John"; YI. DanieP. 

6270. I. Samuel'', b. Abington, ]\rass., April 5, 1771; 
d. at the age of IG ; was with his father in the woods and 
was killed b}' the falling of a tree. 

6280. II. Sally'', b. Abington, Mass., Jan. 30, 1772; 
m. 1. Benjamin Dextei", b. 1779; d. Skowhegan, Me., Dec, 
1810; m. 2. Isaac Smith; residence. Palmyra, Me., where 
he d. March 14, 1835: she d Bnrnham, Me., July 19, 
1846, ao-ed 74; buried at Unitv, ^le. ; 8 c. 



6281. 1. Samuel Dextep/, b. Oct. 12,1793; in. May 9, 181C, 
Sally Pollard, b. Feb. 27, 179S ; residence, Pahnyra, Me.; she d. 
April 8, 18CS: he d. Nov. 19, 1871, aged 78; 8 c. 

0282. Sally Sxow DextepA h. July 4, 1817 ; m. Oct. 30, 1837, 
Galen J. Maxim; residence, Palmyra; P. O. Pittsfield ; c. 

6283. Jabez Maxim\ b. Aug. 17. 1S3S ; d. Aug. 1, 1840. 

6284. Eunice M. Maxim'', b. March ■??, 1841 ; unmarried. 

628.:>. Horace Maxim-', b. June 29, 1813; m. July 21, 1864, Jane Varnum ; 

residence. Palmyra : 2 c. 
628G. Nellie G. Maxim^", b. Dec. 22. 1SG8. 

6287. Charles Maxim'", b. Nov. 2."3. 18T3. 

6288. Samuel Max!/n^ b. Nov. 14, 184o ; m. Jan. 4, 1876. Emma Getchell ; 
residence, Pittsfield ; 1 c' 

6289. Galen A. :Maxim'", b. April 22, 1883. 

6290. Rebecca A. Maxim^ b. May 0. 1852 ; m. March 26, 1870, J. R. Varnum ; 
she d. April 2. 1879 ; 2 c. 

6291. Mildred E. Varnum'", b. ^larch 19, 1871. 

6292. Katie Varnum'", b. March 2"). 1879. 

. 6293. Sarah A. Maxim^ b. July 3. 1^54 : m. Jan. 6, 1875, Warren Farnham ; 
no issue. 

Ol^9 I:. Stillmax PoLbAKi) Dkxtlk\ b. June 27, 1819 ; m. March 
6, ]8(')2, Amanda F. Pratt; re-ideuce. Palmyra; no issue. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 445 

G295. Samuel Dexters, b. X)ec. lu. 1S22; in. March 20, 1>47, 
Leanora Leavitt*, daun-litcr of Saimier and Diana (Leavitt) Whit- 
man, b. March 27, 1S2T; a fanner; residence, Barnan] ; no is>ne. 

G290. Laura Ann DEXTKK^ b. Sept. 8, 1825; ni. June 13, 
1847, Otis ^felander^ son of Sanuiel' and Diana (Leavitt) Wlntman, 
b. March 17, 1823; a fanner; residence, Pitt.siiekl ; 1 c, see line. 

6297. Caroline Lewis Dexter^, b. Sept. 20, 1829; m. 1. 
March 30, 1852, Benjamin F. Kobiu?un ; d. Nov. 25, 1855; m. 2. 
April 13,1802, LLirtlcy Woodbridi^^e ; residence, Hartland ; P.O. 
Palmyra ; 1 c 
6298. Abbie F. Robinson^ b. Aug. 2. 1850 ; m. Enoch F. Peiinell ; residence, 

Pittsfieia : P. O. Palmyra : 2 c. 
G299. LeRoy A. PennelP", b. July 10, 1879. 
6300. Isabt^ile F. PennelP", b. May 4, 18S4. 

6301. Lydia Maria DEXTER^ b. Jan. 4, 1834; m. Oct. 3, 1858, 
Warren Getchell ; he d. Sept. 3, 1807 ; residence, Pittsfield ; 5 c. 

6302. Nellie M. Getchell', b. Sept. 20, 1859; ni. WiUiani O. Tlionias : resi- 
dence, Pitt:ifield : P. O. Palunra ; no issue. 

6303. William II. GetchelF, b. Nov. 10, 1860 ; unmarried. 

6304. Alva D. GetclieU', b. Jan. 21, 1862 ; unmarried. 

6305. Charles W. GetcheU-'. b. Sept. 27, 1863. 

6306. Thoma.s D. GctchelP, b. Feb. 1, 1865. 

6307. Thomas Shepaed Dexter^ b. April 25, 1837; m. Oct. 
8, 1802, Mary E. Pooler ; residence, Pittsfield ; no issue. 

6308. Olive Poli.akd Dexter', b. Sept. 15, 1840; m. March 
18, 1806, Charles IL Foster; residence, Pittsfield; no issne. 



6309. 2. Pebecca Dexter-, b. March 2, 1795 ; m. May, 1814, 
John, son of James Dunham, b. March 30, 1795; d. March, 1855; 
residence, Orland, Me. ; she d. Feb. 19, 1871, aged 76 ; 11 c. 

6310. Lemuel Dunham^ b. July 3, 1819; m. Dec. 3, 1845, Sa- 
rah Salsbury, b. Dec. 3, 1825 ; a farmer; residence, E. Orland; 5 c. 

6311. Mary E. Dunham^, b. Sept. 13, 1846; m. April 20, 1862, Lorenzo D. 
Blake of Brooksville, Me. ; residence, Orland ; 2 c. 

6312. Fred L. Blake^", b. June 27, 1864. 

6313. Gracie E. Blake'", b. May 7, 18G9. 

6314. Sarah A. Dunham\ b. July 15, 1849 ; m. June, 1863, Rufus Grinnell of 
E. Bucksport ; residence, llolden ; 1 c. 

6315. Grinnell'". 

G316. Mark H. Dunham\ b. Aug. 8, 1S53 ; m. Nov. 23, 1883, Mrs. Emma C. 
Simpson ; residence, Holden : 2 c. 

6317. Jennie F. Dunham\ b. April 21, 1862 ; m. June 3, 1885, William Rob- 
ertson ; residence. Blue Hill, Me. 

6318. Rosie M. DunhamS b. Sept. 14, 1867. 



446 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

G319. Sarah Elizabeth l)rNHAM\b. April 22, 1S22: m. May, 
1839, Eben Lord. b. ]>!•.. ..k.-villc, :Mc.. Xov. 4, 1809; slio d. Auir. 
28, 181G; be resides Verrma, ]\[e. ; 2 c. 

6320. Harriet P. L-nv^, b. Brooksville, April 30, 1811. 

C3'31. John W. Lord", b. Brooksville. Api-il 23 : d. Sept. 14, lR-18. 

r,-322. John DrNiiAM", b. Jnly 24, 1823; m. June 1, 1803, 
Ai.nie Murray, b. April 5. 1841; a sailor; he d. Ma} 28, 1883; tbe 
family i-eside 370 Cben'y st., X. Y. City ; 5 c. 

6333. Alice Matilda Duntiam'^ b. July 14, 18G0. 

6324. Abbie :\Iartha Diinham", b. May IG, 1870. 

6325. George Stephen Duiiliain\ b. Juno 14, 1874. 

6326. Lydia Caroline Dunham^ b. May 17. 1S7G. 

6327. Daniel Lemuel Dunhani% b. Aug. 26. 1S79. 

6328. Samuel Dunham^ 1>. Palmyra, Nov. 2, 1824; in. 1. Jan. 
12, 1853, Emily A., dangliter of George and Susan (Fol.-oin) Mitch- 
ell of rialloweli, b. March 3, 1833; d. July 3. 1854; rn. 2. April 2, 
1857, Susan XL, daughter of Capr. Daniel and Chi'istian (Colson) 
Blake of I^rooksville, b. Jan. 27, 1840; a farmer; residence, Bucks- 
port ; G c, b. Orland. 

6329. Helen Augusta Dunhani'\ b. Nov. 4, 1853; m. Nov. 14, 1874, Walter B. 
Bartram of Brewer, b. Oct. 24, 1853 ; she d. May 7, IS':*! ; he resides 
Monill ; 3 e. 

6330. Clara Maude Bartram^", b. Aug. 25, 1875. 

6331. Kate Brydon Bartram'^ b. Dec. 28, 1876. 

6332. Helen Adelle Bartram'", b. Jan. 5, 1831. 

6333. Fred Eugene Dunham", b. March 21, 1858 ; d. Feb. 12, 1862. 

6334. Emily Maria Dunham", b. June 4, 1801 ; d. Feb. 15, 1862. 

6385. Adelle Powers Dunham^ b. Jrme 17, 1866 ; m. Nov. 16, 1884, Ira Watsou 
Heath of Penobscot, b. Feb. 17, 1863 ; residence, Bticksport. 

6336. Albert Buck Dunham'^, b. Aug. 12, 1870. 

6337. Eda Maria Dunha))i', b. Nov. 1, 1870. 

0338. L5-DIA Dunham^ b. June 1, 1825 : m. Jan. 8, 1854, Moses 
II., son of Mo^es and Nancy liollins. b. Dec. 16, 1831; a farmer; 
residence, Sangervillc; 1 c. 
6339. Charles F. Rolliris'% b. May 1, 1865. 

§340. Mahy Dunham^ b. Sept. 10, 1827; d. May 20, 1845. 

6341. James Dunham^ b. Sept. 10, 1829 ; d. Jan. 5, 1847. 

63 12. :^[AKTnA Dunham', b. May 5, 1831; m. Aug. 30, 1854, 
Fraidvlin D.. son uf David and Susan (York) Blaisdell, b. Sept. 30, 
1831; was lo<t at sea, Jan., 1855, in the schooner '■ Almeda" of 
Orland ; 1 c. 
6343. Frank Eugene Blaisdell-', b. Aug. 20, 1855; unmarried. 



JOHN' WIIITMAX OF ArEYMOUTH. 447 

0344. Claka M. DrxiTAM'*, b. July 18, 1833; in. May 00, 1858, 

Siimuel, son of Amos and Lucy Ijowtleii, 1;. ^^ay 1, 1818; ;i coo])er; 

residenfe, Castine, ?*Ic.. ^vllere lie d. Xov. 19, 1876; tlic resides 

Waldo, Me. : 1 c, b. Castine. 

6345. Frank Henry BowcleD\ b. Dec. 30. 1800 ; in. Oct. 7, 1882, Addie E. Fos- 
ter of Pittsiield. Me. : residence, Wnldo ; 1 c. 
6340. Ln^etta Bowden'". b. :\rarch 13, 1S84. 

f!347. Dexjaalin Evekext Dunham", b. Sept., 1830; d. Xov. 
22, 1837. 

0348. Ben.jamin Franklin Dunpiam^, b. Aug. 28, 1838; m. 
Orland, Marcli 10, 1861, Fannie Colson, b. Castine, April 10, 1845 ; 
residence, Castine; 5 c. liviiiu'. 

6349. Frank "\V. Dunham^, b. Jan. 11, 186:2 ; unmarried, at home. 

6350. Alice Dunham", b. Aug. 10, 1864; m. J. Harmon; residence, 98 York 
St., Baltimore. Md. 

63ol. Frederick Duuhani^, b. Nov. -22, 1860. 
6353. Cliarles Silliman DunJ-am", b. Feb. 0, 1872. 
6353. Mattie May Dimliam", b. June 6, 1877. 



6354. 3. Esther Desteh', b. Mareh 10,1797; m. 1. April 5, 
1814, Mieliael ICenney, b. May 0, 171*2 ; d Fcl). 12, 1855 ; m. 2. about 
about 1857, John Witliam ; residence. Ovinoton, Me., aged 90 ; 10 c. 

0355. John Kenney^ 1). July 25, 1815; d. April 5, 1'816. 

6350. Isaac S. Kenney^ 1). Xov. 30, 1817; m. Feb. 12, 1834, 
Irene Gray; be d. July 16, 1855; 4 c. 

6356a. Kenuey-'. 

6356b. Kenuey'. 

6356c. • — - — Kenney^ 
6350d. Kenney\ 

0357. Elizabeth S. Kenney-, b. Xov 5, 1820; m. Feb. 1, 
1839, Kiinball J., son of Abner and Lucy (Howard) Gray, b. Sed<:^- 
wick, Me., Jan. 7, 1SJ5; residence, Orland: 8 c. 

6358. Hannah M. Gray^, b. Sept. 27. 1839; m. June 15. 1856, Josiali, son of 
Sylvanus and Mary i^McCasliu) Gray, b. Feb. 2, 1830; residence, E. 
Orland : 9 c. 

6359. Nellie F. Gray'", b. May 3, 1857 ; m. Au;^^. 25, 1880. AVilliam Hutch- 
ings ; a faimer ; 1 c. 

6300. Harland Hutchiugs", b. June 13, 1881. 

63G1. Ida M. Gray^", b. June 20, 1300 ; unmarried. 

6302. Charles W. Gray^", b. March 7, 1805 : m. OcL. I, 1884, Agnes F. Leach. 

6363. Ewiu W. Gray'", b. Oct. 20, 1800. 

6304. Helen M. Gray"'. li. Jan. 2. 1808; d. Dec. 25, 1871. 

6365. (A son) Gray'", b. ; d April 19. INTO. 

6306. Bertha M. Gray"", b. Aug. 21. Is71. 

6367. Lillian M. Gray'\ b. Oct. 8, 1874; d. Oct. 19, 1876. 

0368. RaynioiKl P. Gray^", b. Oct. 20, 1880. 



^^g ' THE DESCENDANTS OF 

6309. AbuerH. Gray". 1.. July 5. 184) ; m. Helen Cu.nmings of Prospect: a 

stone cutter ; residence, No. Prospect, ^le. : no issue. 
C370 Albert Vr. Grav". b. Jan. IG, 1S44 ; m. March 27. 18(3.1, Mary A. Carlyle 

of Surrev Me. : a farmer ; residence, E. Orland ; no issue. 
G371 Mary F.'Gvixy', b. Aug. 12, 1848: m. Aug. 5, 1865. William B.. son of 
• Moses and Thankful (Marks) Grant, b. May 9. 1800 ; residence, Orland. 
where she d. Feb. 23, 1879 ; 1 c. 
637'> Millie E. Grant'", b. Jan. 2.1. 18G7 : m. Jan. 25. 1884. Edwin, son of 
John 31. and Nellie M. (Perl) Marks, b. April 25, 18G2 ; residence. 
Orland ; 1 c. 
6373. Nellie May Marks", b. Dec. 23, 1884. 

G374. George F. Gr.iy", b. Jan. 1. 1850 ; m. Edna S. Cunuingham of Surrey ; 
a sea cai)tain : residence. E. Orland ; 2 c. 

6375. Henry L. Gray'", b. July 13, 1674. 

6376. Carrie May Gray"', b. May 8, 1876. 

6377. Eraorv E. Gray^ b. Sept. 24, 18.54 : d. June 7, 1874. 

6378. Francis B. Gray^ b. July 27, 1858 ; d. Aug. 6, 1860. 

6379. Edgar R. Gray^ b. June IG ; d. 18, 1862. 

63S0. John P. Kenney^ b. April 25 ; d. May 13, 1822. 
6381. Thomas L. lvENNEY^ b. July 21, 1S23 ; m. Feb. 28, 184b, 
Eebecca Gray ; re.-idence, Dctlbain, Me. ; 8 c. 

6383. Lenora W. Kenuey\ b. July 23, 1849 ; m. Nov. 10, ISGG, John M. Husten 

of Bucksporl. 
6883. EUery T. Kenney^, b. April 7, 1851. ' 

6384. Harriet E. Kenney^ b. Feb. 11. 1853; m. Aug. 13, 1870, Frank H. 
Husten of Bucksport : residence, California. 

6385. Frederick L. Kenney^ b. July 20, 1854; m. Oct. 8, 1875, Uf^^J-^ 
daughter of Oscar and Henrietta J. (Cottle) Morrill, b. Ellsworth. Me., 
Dec. 8, 1852 ; residence. Brewer ; 1 c. 

6386. Maud B. Kenney'°, b. April 6, 1877. 

6387. Fremont Kennev^ b. Sept. 29, 1856 ; m. Dec. 25, 1876, AnmeA ., daugh- 
ter of Oscar and Henrietta J. (Cottle) Morrill, b. Oct. 20, 1860 ; resi- 
dence. Brewer ; 1 c. 

6388. Reuben H. Kenney'^ b. Oct. 2G. 1877. 

6389. Andrew M. KeDney^ b. June 24, 1858 ; unmarried. 

6390. Mareta Ida Kenney«, b. Feb. 20, 1863 ; m. Aug. 23, 1879, Hiram Hotten 
of Lowell, Me. ^ ^ ,^ 

6391. Florence Kenney^ b. April 6, 1865 ; m. March 27, 1884, James A. Meser 

of Lowell. 
G392. Maky F. ^vENNEY^ b. Nov. 12, 1825 ; lu. Dec. 9, 1843, 
Andrew M. Metcalf ; sbe d. Nov. 18, 1845; 1 c. 
6393. Ella E. MetcH]f^ b. Feb. 24, 1845 ; m. William Gower of Calais, Me. 

6394. John Kenney^ b. March 7, 1827; d. Aug. 27, 1843. 

6395. Harriet Kenney^ b. Sept. 7, 1829 ; d. March 8, 1849. 

6396. PaulIxNA K. Kenney\ b. April 19, 1831; d. T^Iarcli 26, 
1854. 

6397. Joseph Kknney^ b. Aug. 25 ; d. Dec. 25, 1835. 



JOHN WinT.>rAN' OF WEYMOU'J'Jf. 449 

(1398. 4. llouESON I,)i:x.TKi;', I). :\ray 8, 1708: in. An,--. 27. Is^D, 
Sarah Vi. V\' .. daiiii-liter of ?\ehijiiiiali Devcroiix of St. Alhaiis, Me., 
b. Castiiie, Me., July 7, 17'.»8; d. Marcli Id, lsr;(); a farmer: rcsi- 
(leneo, St. Albans ; he d. Parkman, .Me., April 2, 1S7'.', aged 80; 
7 c, all 1). St. Aloans. 

f.390. ^fAirriTA E. Dextkk', 1). St. All.an>, Dee*. 2(;, *1S21: ni. 
June 0, 18-i7, Brings T., son of Walter and Li-vie Aim (Wells) 
"Warren of Boston, b, xViU';. 22, 1822 ; a mason, doing bn.-ine.-s at 
31 Endieott st., I'oston, under firm of B. T. AVarren cV Son ; j-esi- 
dence, Everett, Mass. ; 2 e. 

0400. George T. Warreu\ b. Boston, Mass., Not. 31, 1S.")0 ; in. June 14. 1883, 
Mary Jane, daughter of James and Mary (Hennesy) Connelly, b. Julv 
4. ISGl ; in bn.'^iuess with his father ; residence, Everett : 1 c. 

6401. Walter K. Warren", b. Nov. 13, I'i^^S. 

6403. Stella M. Warren^ b. Dec. .'/e, 1S54 ; d. Aug. 10, 18".o. 

G403. IIarkiet 1). l)EXTh:ll^ b. Dec. Bl, ls23 ; ni. 1. Jan. 9, 
1842, ; ni. 2. Baker; residence, Stetson. 

6404. Eliza II. Dexter^,!). Sept. 29, J82(;; unmarried; resi- 
dence, Boston. 

6405.. Nathaniel D. Dexter'^, b. 'Mcivrh 11, 1829; AvLen of 
age lie Avcnt to Boston, then removed to Brazil : after .a fe\\ 3-ears' 
residence there returned to Boston; later, removed to Chicau'o, 
niarried there, had one child, who d. young: nothing has Iteen 
heard from him since the Chicago lire in 1S7I ; his brother believes 
him dead. 

6406. Clarissa N. ])exterVi d. :\[ay 15, 1833. 

-b. April 20, 1833; 

6i07. Mary II. Dexter', ) m. Mai'ch, 20, 1857, 

Tcluibod, son of Jacob ami 01i\-e Austin, 1). Barkman, 3[e., Dec. 16, 
1826; a farmer; I'csidence. Bai'lcman ; 5 c. 

6408. Lafayette B. Anstin". b. ^lay l.">, 1S5S ; uinnavried, at home. 

6400. Renaldo O. Austin', b. July'.), ls-)«) ; m. July I, IS^o, Isabella T. Morion 

of Dover, r^Ie. ; a fanner ; residence. Parlcinan : 1 c. 
G410. Harold E. Austin'", b. March 30, 1881. 
0411. Everett S. Au.-tin", b. Aug. 8, 1S60 ; unniarriod. at home. 
6113. Mary E. Austin", b. Dec 15, 18(U ; m. O.-t. S, 1880. Elmer C. Bean; a 

farmer: residence, Hannony. ^le. 
G413. Angelia 8. Austin", b. Ocl. 30. 1873. 

6114. EbiiiiioGE L. DEXTEfi", b. Aug. 21, 1835; m. Marcli 28, 

1869, Jennie, ilaughter (d' dames and ^^arv Baul Buckley, b. Avr- 

shire, Scntlaml, April s, IS41 ; renni\'ed to 15oston when oi a^'c, 

and renniined there till the', war broke out, when he enlisted; was 

30 



450 thp: desckndaxts of 

■\voniKled at the l);ittle of Aiitiet;un, aiul di.soh:ir<:ed on tliat account ■ 
when he reeovere;] his hcaltli, he etilisteil in tlie navj, servino- till 
the close of tlie war; lie then went we>t and settled at Elgin, 111. ; 
2 c , b. Elo-in. 

6415. May Eva Dexter", b. July 1:5. 1R71. 
C41G. Frank B. Dt-xter', b. 3Iarch \i, 187G. 



CJ17. 5. liiiODA Takkman Dexter', b. Feb. 18, 1805; m. 1. 
April 27, 182o. Loninel, son of James and Elizabeth (Rol)bins) Dun- 
ham, b. Eo\ Island, Me., Oct. IT, 1801 ; d. Sangerville, Me., May 2, 
1855; in. 2. Aug. 27, 1850, liobert Sampson, b. Leeds, Me., Sept. 
21, 1794; d. Dexter, Me,, Marcli 16, 1802; 2 c. 

6418. Olive Jane Dl-nitam", b. Oct. 24, 1824; ]j). Dec. 25, 
1842, Samuel B., son of Bailey and Sarah Gilbert, b. Dec. 4, 1820 : 
d. May 14, 1881 : a farmer; residence, Dexter; 8 c. 

6419. Mary TI. Gilbert", b. July 20, 1844 ; m. April 39, 18(55, Charles }.!. Page ; 
a farmer ; resiib.iice, Dexter ; no issue. 

6420. rjhoda E. Gilbert '% b. Sept. 2. 1847 ; m. July 29, t8G4, Robert N. Farn- 
liam ; a farmer ; residence, Sangerville : 1 c. 

6121. Walter R. Farnhani'", b. April 10, 1868. 

6432. Lemuel D. Gilbert'*, b. May 1, 1S49 ; d. Feb. 29. 1802. 

6423. Adclie -^l. Gilbert\ b. Marcli 29, 1851 ; m. Jan. 1, 1873, William Knox ; 
residence. Dexter ; no issue. 

6424. Lydia A. S. Gilbert^ b. Dec. 10, 18.j3 ; unmarried. 

6425. ]\ryron D. Gilbert ', b. June 29, 1855 ; d. Feb. 11, 1862. 

6426. Samuel H. Gilbert^ b. Nov. 11, 1859; d. Feb. 14. 1S62. 

6427. Jennie F. Gilbert ', b. Feb. 11, 18C3 ; m. Nov. 5, 1879, Robert S. Hackins ; 
no issue. 

6128. Bakg.ami Frank Dunham'', b. Athens. Me., July 2, 1827 : 
m. May 28, 1^55, Mary A. GoiT of Sano-erville, Me.; she d. April 
11, 187o ; a farmci-; residence, Dextei- ; 4 c. 

•6429. William Frank Dunliam^ b. Feb. 7, 185G ; unmarried ; a farmer; resi- 
dence, Dexter. 

6430. Annie L. Dunham'', b. April 29, 1858; d. Aug. 7, 1880. 

6431. Ida E. Dunliam', b. Dec. 28, 1803; m. 1882, Freeland Flanders; a 
farmer : residence (Flander's refills). Dexter ; no issue. 

6432. Clara U. Dunham^ b. April 29, 1800 ; m. April 30, 1883, Parker Mower ; 
a farmer ; residence, Dexter ; no issue. 

6433. 6. Hannah Smith', b. Dec. 14, 1812; m. 1. July 4, 1829, 
Ezekiel K, son of Pehitiah and Sarah (Ilobbie) A^arney, b. Jan. 7 
1S03: d. Kansas, Jan., 18>^1 ; he left his wife, and she obtained a 
divorce and m. 2. S^pt. 23, 1858, Benjamin W., son of Israel and 
Susanna (AVing) Goddard, b. May 7, 1808; residence, E. A^^ssal- 
boro ; 6 c. 



JOHX WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 451 

6434. Gkokge irEXKY VAR^-EY^ b. Aprils, 1830; d. Pueblo, 
Mexico, Xov. 1. 1S47 ; u .soldier in the Mexican war. 

043.";. GirAKLE? Howard Yarxey', b. Sept. 4. 1832; d. Unity, 
Me., Api-il 1, 1S4;>. 

6436. Sarah IIeeen Yarxey', b. Jan. 25, 1835 ; m. Waltliani, 
Mas^., Marcb 19, 1859, Jolai L. Farwoll, b. Tyngsborouoh, :>[as5., 
Oct. 30, 183.3: d. Sept. 14, 1870; .she resides ' Chelmsford, Mass. ; 
3 c, all b. lieading, Mnss. 

6437. Grace Anna Farwell". b. Aug. 12, 1860 : d. Oct. 13, 1863. 

6438. George All')prt Farwell'-'. b. Sei^t. 17. 1864 ; residence. Canterlniry, N. H. 

6439. Ida Loui^^e Farwell '. b. June 11. 186S ; residence. Canterbury. 

6440. Anstreks IIomiuk Vauxey", b. July 10, 1837: d. Dec. 3, 
1854. 

6441. Albert II. YARXEY^ b. Feb. 8, 1841 ; d. May IS, 1864; 
was killed at Bermuda Iluudjeds. Ya. 

6442. Anxa D. YAK^-KY^ b. July 18, 1843; d. Oct. 10, 1861. 



6443. 7. l>EXJA^rIX Everett Smith', b. March 9, 1S14; m. 
March 11, 1837, Lydia R. Baxtt^r: 1801, went to California; was 
Idlled in a railroad accident ; 1 c. 

6444. Johx B. Smith*, b. Jan. 9, 1840 ; unmarried ; residence, 
l.,owell. 



6445. 8. Lydia Axx Smith", b. Jan. 1, 1819; m. March 11, 
1835, Solomon C, son of John and Prudence (Grossman) Baxter; 
a farmer; residoice, Bundiam, v.-here he d. Dec. 21, 1883 ; 4 c. 

64 i6. Prudexce Axx Baxter^, b. Dec. 28, 1838; m. Sej^t. 30, 
1857, Bradford, son of Xatlian B. and Charlotte (Simons) Dodge, b. 
June 5, 1830; a farmer; slie d. April 12, 1884; 5 c, none married. 
6447. Roscoe K. Dodge', b. Oct. 21, 18.")8 : residence, Salmon Citj', Idaho. 
8448. Estelle E. Dodce-', b. March 27, 18G0 ; residence. BurnJiani. 

6449. Ida I. Dod>^e ', / 

6450. Ada A. Dodge^ f ^- ^^^'^- '1' ^^^^ ' residence, Buruham. 

6451. Lulu :\L Dodge^ b. March 27. 1^77. 

6452. AxxA Maria ]'>AXTER^ b. Dec. 22, 1840; m. Dec. 30, 
1865, All)ert Priest, S')n of Vrilliam B. and Lois .Jane (Priest) Rob- 
inson, b. July 2, 1840; a farmer; residence, Yassalboro ; 5 c. 

6453. Arthur Baxter Robinson^ b. Oct. 31. 18G0. 

6454. EUa Frances Robhison-', b. Nov. 8. L^G'J. 

6455. Sarali Ahueda Robinson-', b. April 7, ls73 : d. July 11, 1876. 

6456. (A daughter) Robinson'-', b. July ; d. July 19, 1877. 

6457. Charles Albert Robijisou'', b. .May 21, is"r8. 



452 THE DK^^CKXDANTS OV 

6458. Sakaii Jane Baxter^ b. Doe, 13, 1843; ni. Sept. 21, 
18*U, Horace, son of (tooi-ux; and Pnidciiee (Twicliell) Dodg^e, b. 
June 14, 1838; is one of tlie ])ropn'rto)-s of the Dodi;-o Hotel, 
Bonanza City, Idaho : 2 c. 

6459. Floreitco A. Dod,-:e-. b. Nov. 2'.). 1862; m. Dec. 20, 1883. Albeit C. Bo- 
mar; residence. Bonanza City. 

6460. George Dana H. Do-lse'. b. Xcv. -21. 1^:C,: d. 8ei)t. '26, 1877. 

6401. SoLOMOx S. Baxtek\ b. June 22, 185*.> ; ni. Ida Anna, 
daugliter of ITartwell and Caroline Ellen (l)ow) Lowell; a farmer; 
residence, I^uinliani ; 2 o. 

6462. Hartwell Everett Baxter-, b. April 27, 1879. 

6463. Elizabeth Ellen Baxter\ b. Aug. 30, 1883. 



6464. III. :\roLLY^ b. Whittiekl, Me., Oct. 20, 1772; m. 
April ';, 1706, Stejilien Chamberlain, b. Pepperell, Mass., 
Dec. 5, 1763; d. J:ni. 22, 1837; Stephen was the son or 
grandson of John Chamberlain, celebrated in the early 
liistory of Xe^v Enoland as an Indian figliter and the sla}-er 
of the noted Peqnot chief Pangus, in '' Lovewell's Figlit,'^ 
near what is now Fryeburg-, jle. ; they settled near Corn- 
ville, Me.; she d. Jan. IS, 1850, aged 78; 11 c. 

64G5. 1. Mary P.. Chamberlain", b. Jnly 1,1707; ni. Pec. 3, 
1821, Jacob Poyal, b. Dec. 11, 17Uti ; d. Dec. 12, 1S3U ; she d. Jan. 
31, 1844; residence, Cornville; 7 e. 

6460. George S. RoyaiA b. Sept. 14, 1822: ra. Sept. 7, 1S50, 
Mary A. Curtis; he d. Juue, 1853; (.she m. 2. a Mr. York;) she d. 
Aug., 1884 ; 1 c. 

6466a. Frederick ffoyaP. 

6467. Stephen C. Poyal'', b. June 4, 1824; d. unmarried, April 
28, 1853. 

6468. Ar.iGAiL M. Poyal^ b. April 1, 1820; m. 1. xVng. 15, 
1851, Benjamin Bailey: d. July 10, 18o3 ; m. 2. June 13, 1855, 
Edwin Blackingtou, b. June 13, 1830; d. Dlc. 28, 1882; she resides 
EockviUe, Me.; 3 c. 

6469. Ella Bailey", b. July 8, 1S.j2 ; m. Nov. 20, 1871), Osgood Collins; he d. 
Dec. 8, 1877 : 2 c. 

6470. Arthur M. Collins"', ) ,^ ^ ^^_^ 

6471. Alton M. Collins'", ) b. Dec. 1, 18.4. 

6473. Edwin L. Blackington'', b. :>Iarch 11, 1856; unmarried. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEY.UOUTH. 453 

6173. Bessie Blackiiigton», b. April G, ISGl ; m, Nov. 27. 1879, W. H. Clougli ; 

] c. 
6474. Inez Clou-h'", b. April 37, 18^1. 

C4T5. Mary A. IioYAL^ b. Aug. 3, 1828: in. Sept. 3, 1848, 
George II. Buttcrwortli, h. April 14, 1828; d. -lime 14, 1887; a 
merchant ; residence, Lakeview, I'oxboro, Mass. ; 5 c. 

C17G. George Hcrbori Buttorworlh , b. ^larch 22, 1849 ; in. Jan. 4, 1S71, Clara 
L. Weston, b. July 2G, 1847 ; a merchant ; residence, Foxboro, Mass. ; 
3 c. 

6477. Ralph W. Butterworth'". b. Jan. G; d. July G, 1873. 

6478. M. Lulu Butlerworth'", b. 3Iarch IG. 1874. 

6479. Bessie ]\L. Butterworth'"', b. June •"), 1875. 

6480. W. IrTi)ig Butter \vorth% b. Sept. 8, 18.53 ; d. Oct. 9, IS")."). 

6481. Fred. E. Buttervvortlr', b. April 19, 18.-)5 ; m. Dec. 4, 1879, Belle D. 
Bailey, b. No%'. 27, 16G0 ; a ni-nrbnut ; residence, Foxboro ; 2 c. 

6482. Georgia E. Butterworth '", b. Oct. 23, 1880. 

6483. Eluier P. Buttorworth"', b. Aug. 5. 1882. 

6484. Elgin E. Butterworth''. b. July 30. 18.-)9 : m. Nov. 17, 1879, Dora F. 
Richards, b. Dec. 3, 18")y : residence. Foxboro ; 1 c. 

648.J. Royal E. Butterworth^ b. Aug. 81, 1831. 

6480. Annie M. Butterworth^. b. June l--., ISG.") : m. Oct. 2G, 1887, George K. 
Wheeler, b. June 3, 1862. 
0487. KowENA B. Royal\ 1>. Dec. 10, 1830; m. Dec. 15, 1S50, 
All)ion C. Libljy; residence, Wulnirn, Mass. ; 3 c. 
64S8. Mary E. Libby", b. June, 18r)2 ; <1. Oct., 1853. 

6489. Carrie L. Libby\ b. 18.J.J ; d. July, 18.j9. 

6490. Emiua F. Libby^ b. Dec. 21. I8.r.< : m. Jan., 1880, Alphonso T. Webber, 
b. Ai)ril, 18.")1 ; residence, Wol'urn. 

tUi»l. Caroline X. Royai;^ b. Jan. 30, 1833; ni. Harry Otis; 
residence, Boston. 

G492. Moses B. BoYAL^ b. ,hily 20, 1835 ; d. nnmarried, May, 
1802. 



0493. 2. Stephen Chamberlain*, b. Aug. 24, 1798; m. Jan. 
15, 1820, Mary York, b. Aug. 10, 1803; d. Oct. 31,1801; m. 2. 
Lydia Wliitc; m. 3. widow Silence Herron ; lie d. Xov. 15, 1878, 
aced 80 ; residence, Maytield. Me. : 5 c. 

0494. ^lYKA B. Ojl^mrerlain^ b. :s\)v. 15, 1828; m. April 13, 
1854, William 11. Daniels, b. Oct. 20, iS29 ; a farmer; residence, 
Exeter Mills, ]\le. ; 7 e. 

6405. Isanna E. Daniels'\ b. Jan. 29, 18.50 ; ni. Dec. !«. 18S0, Abram Neilson, 
b. May 15, 1847 ; a carriage maker ; residence, Racine, ^^'is ; she d. Feb. 
26, 1685 ; 1 c. 

6490. Henn- R. Neilson\ b. Jan. 20. 1883. 

6497. Lauretta Daniels", b. r^larch 10, 1858; d. young. 



454 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

6198. Ellen U. Daniels^, b. March 23. 18(50; m. 1. :\Inrcli 23, 1879. Elvin J. 

Mace, b. Nov. lo, 1851 ; d. July 4, 1884 ; in. 2. Dec. 24, 1887, Alonzo J. 

Moulton. b. April 12, 1S47 : a. fanner ; residence, Dover, Me. ; 4 c. 
6409. Ruel E. Mace'", b. Feb. 9, 18^0. 

6500. Royal -M. Mace'", 1). May 27, 18S1. 

6501. Ina J. Mace'", b. Sept. 10, iss2 ; d. April 13, 1881. 

6502. Adelle E. Mace'", b. ^Vpril 15 ; d. Sept. 12, 1N84. 

6503. Isabella S. Daniels^ b. Oct. 19, 1802 ; m. Oct. 17, 1885, Walter E. Gil- 
man ; residence, Foxcroft ; 1 c. 

6503a. Nettie Isanna Gihnan'", b. April 3. 1887. 

6504. Allen IT. Daniels', b. Jan. 11, 1804 ; dead. 

6505. Georjre W. S. Daniels", b. Sci.t. 11, 1807. 

6506. Myrtie H. Daniels% b. Nov. 3, 18:4. 

6507. John Ch.\mbei:lain^ b. May G, ]S30: m. March 21, 
1852, Sanili Clark; liu d. Dec. 28, 1802; 2 c. 

6508. Ruel W. Chamberlain^ b. May 30, 1854 ; m. Dec. 25, 1885, Addie Ryder : 
a farmer ; residence, Foxcroft. 

6509. Jolm Warren Chamberlain'', b. Feb. 23, 1856; m. Aug. 7, 1881, Edna 
M. Hilton, b. FrV). 27. 1803 ; a fanner; residence, Brighton, Me. ; 1 c. 

6510. Edna C. Chamberlain'^ b. 3[ay 0, 1882. 

Coll. Edee Chamberlain^ h. April 14, 1833 ; ni. Oct. 10, 1851, 

Asa Piper: she cl. Feb. 3, 1855 ; 1 c. 

6512. Henry H. (Piper) Chaniberlain\ b. Aug. 12, 1852 ; m. 1. Nov. 18, 1872, 
Georgie W. Jewett. b. Skowhegan. Me., Nov. 18, 1854 ; he was divorced 
Sept. 15, 1874 ; m. 2. Aug. 9, 1882, Mary E. Stanley, b. Laiueburg. 
Minn., Dec. 8, 1858 ; upon the death of his motlier, was brought uj. by 
his grandfather, and hiter liad his name' changed to Chamberlain by 
legislative enactment ; residence, 2500 Harrison st., N. E. MinneapoUs ; 
Ic. 

6518. William S. Chamberlain'", b. Sheboygan, Midi., Feb. 8, 1874. 

6514, Stephen Allex Chambkp.lain^, b. July 14, 1843 ; in. 
^ov., 1870, Maria L. lleinmenway, b. July 27, 1856; residence, 
2500 Harrison st., ?\'. E. Miniicapolis ; was formerly a sailor; en- 
listed in IBth Me. Vols., and was for six niontlis a prisoner in An- 
dersonville and Saulisbury prison pens; a carpenter; 1 c, d. in 
infancy. 

6515. Mary E. CHAMBEKLAI^•^ b. June 29, 1845; m. Jnly 31, 
1864, Alplionzo L. Flanders, b. Dec 23, 1847; a carpenter; resi- 
dence, Mayfield ; 2 c. 

6516. Anna L. Flanders", b. Uay 15, 1865 ; m. .July 31, 1881, Deforest Camp- 
bell, b. Aug. 2, 1855 ; 2 c. 

6517. Lovina M. Campbell'", b. June 3, 1882. 
6517a. Kleber Campbell'". 

■ 0518. Emma C. Flanders'', b. Nov. 8. 1869. 



6519. 3. Xaomi Chamiserlain', b. Xov. 22, 1799; d. nnniar- 
ried, Jb-igbton, Dec. 17, 1810. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 455 

6520. -i. Khoda C]Iamberlain\ b. Xov. 80, 18<»1 ; d. unmar- 
ried, Comvillc, Oct. 5, 1836. 

6521. 5. Rachjzl Cijambkhi.atx', h. Oct. 26, 1802; d. May 10, 
1819. 

6522. 6. Kkbkcca Chamberlain', b. Dec. 2-1, 180-1; m. Sept. 
2, 1841, William Ihkev. b. April 20, 1706; d. Oct. 8, 1876; slie d. 
Aug. 2, 1S80, aged 76; roidence, Ansou; no issue. 

6523. 7. Irena Chamberlain', b. Jan. 20, 1806; d. unmarried, 
Brighton, March 20, ISoO. 

6524. 8. Ephraim Chamberlain", b. Ma.dison, Me., Jan. 27, 
1808; ni. June 10, 1831, Bet-^ey Yomig, b. Gray, Me., May 81, 
1809; d. xVpril 28, 1870; he d. Feb. 1, 1867; residence, Maytield ; 
12 c. 

6525. Elizabeth Helen Chamberlain*, b. Cornville, Jan. 2, 
1832; nn March 14, 1852, Edmund Clark; lie d, Eandolph, Mass., 
Feb. 1, i86>!; she resides Kandolph ; 5 c, 

6526. Walter Scott C]ark^ b. Feb. 19, 1S.)3 ; m. Annie A. Alden ; a stone 
cutter ; 1 c. 

6526a. Eva May Clarki", b. Nov. 3, 1885. 

652T. Horace Clark^ b. Aug. 2-i, 1854 ; m. Con^vay, N. H., Mary Taylor ; she 
d. Oct. 8, 18^0 : a machinist ; residence, Tral)ue, Fla. ; no issue. 

6528. Lyman II. Clark'', b. Aug-. 20. 1858 ; a machinist : unmarried ; resi- 
dence, Boston. 

6539. Edmund A. Clark=, b. Jime 23, 1800 ; a baker : uimiarried. 

6530. Charles Clark', b. Nov. 29 ; d. Dec. 21, 1863. 

6531. Harriet Frances Chamberlain^ b. Cornville, April lu, 
1833; nL Oct. 25, 1852, Benjamin F. Patten; she d. Blooinlleld, 
Me., June 25, 1857; 2 c. 

6532. Lionel Patten^ 

6533. Leon Patten^ b. Aug. 25. 1855 ; d. 18G4. 

6534. Martha SMnii Chamberlain^ b. Maytield, Oct. 22, 
1884; m. Oct. 6, 1853, John F. Thayer; residence, Jamaica Plain, 
Mass. ; 9 c. 

6535. L. Florence Thayer', b. Oct. 25, 1854 ; m. :\Iay 3, 1872. Henry M. Begien ; 

residence, Medford ; 4 c. 
65;3G. Harry Frederick Begien"\ b. March 18. 1874. 

6537. Ralph Norman Begien'", b. March 15. 1875. 

6538. Robert Howard Bogien'", b. Oct. 2, 1877. 
65o8a. Percy Montaigne Bogien"*. 

6539. Annie B. Tliayer', b. Jan. 25, 185(5 ; ni. Sept. 5, 1877, Isaac M. Phillips ; 
residence, Wobuni. 

6540. Harriet F. Thayer-', b Marcli 27, 1858 ; d. :\Lareh 15. 1882. 

6.541. Lester W. Thayer-', b. May 30, 1859 ; m. Juno 14, 1887, Mary E. Lane ; 
residence, Pasadena, Cal. 



456 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

6r)42. Mattie P. Thayer-', b. March 19. l^m. 

6543. Lillian H. Thayer . b. Sept. ,!(>. ISOO. 

6544. Herbert F. Thayer', b. Nov. 02, 1870 ; d. July 6, 1871. 
6:-.45. Bessie W. Thayer', b. Se])t. 10, 1872 ; d. Aug. 20, 1873. 
6-)16. Percy E. Thayer", b. April 28, 1871 ; d. Aug. 10, 1875. 

6:)4T. PllEBE rcEHErCA ClIAMliERLAIN", b. Mrttlis')!!, Me., Feb. 
IT, IS/.G ; ni. Oct. -JK 1S52, Benjiiiuni F. Sturtevant. b. Jan. 18, 
18oL^; i.= tbe inventor of the stcam-pcg-giiig machine and circular 
veneer-cutter, and the patentee and manufacturer of tlie Sturtevant 
Blower IJeater and Engine; residence, Jamaica l^lain, Mass. ; 3 c. 

6548. Ella Frances Sturtevant'. b. July 8. 1854: m. June 28. 187'J, William 
Vail Kellcn, b. July 3, 1^52 : a knvyer. practicing Ijis profession in 
P.o.ston ; residence, Jamaica Plain. .Ma-s. : 4 c. 

6549. Charles Sturtevant Kellen'". March 8. 1880 : d. Jan. 28, 1884. 

6550. Ruth Kellen'", b. Aug. 27, 1881. 
6550a. Hope Kellen'". b. Dec. 12. 1884. 
6550b. Grace Kellen'". b. Nov. 11. 1885. 

6551. Charles Franklin Sturtevant", b. Sei.t. 20, 1858 : d. Dec. 8, 1878. 

6552. Lilla Rollins Sturtevant'', b. Nov. 4, 1860 ; m. June 12, 1884, Eugene 
Noble Foss, b. Sept. 24. 1858 ; the general manager of the Sturtevant 
works at Jamaica I'iaiu ; 1 c. 

6552a. Benjamin Sturtevant YoW. b. Oct. 9, 1886. 

655o. LoviNA E. CiiAMi'.EKLAiN', b. Maylicld, Dec. 5, 1S3T; m. 
Xov, 15, ]S0O, John IL Field; residence, llamlolpli ; 3 c. 

6554. Nellie Mabel Field", b. Nov. 16. 1863. 

6555. Mary Etta Field-', h. Nov. 28, 1865 ; d. :\iarch 18, 1866. 

6556. Mary Ella Field', b. Feb. 5. 1869. 

6557. IL\KKIS0N Kphkaim Chamberlain'", b. Mayfield, May 11, 
1840; m. Xov. 17, 18^)1), Xancy Wait, daughter of AVilliani and 
Nancy (Wait) Yaugltan. b. Woburn, June 15, 1847 ; he d. Woburn^ 
April 28, 1878; 2 c, b. AVoburn. 

6558. Sarah AVait Chamberlain'-', b. Jan. 30, 1871. 

6559. Emma Frances Chamberlain^ b. Dec. 29. 1813 ; d. March 29, 1876. 

6560. Xaiium B. Ctiamberlatn^ b. Maylield, Xov. 13, 1841; 
m. Dec. 31, 18ii7. Lida F. Blair; residence, Jamaica J'hiin; 3 c. 

6561. Marian Lida Chamberlain", b. April 22, 1869. 

6562. Blanche Nina Chamberlain", b. Aug. 24, 1870. 

6563. Horton Nahum Cliamberlain'', b. June 20. 1872. 

6564. Lydia Ann CHA.^[BERbAlN^ b. Cornvillc, July 13, 1843; 
d. unmarried, Randolph, ^bly <"», 1881. 

6565. William ITenr5' Chamberlain^ b. CornviUe, April 29, 
1845; m. Oct. 4, ISTt', Clara L. Bass; residence, AVilton, Me.; 3 c. 

6566. {X son) Cliamberlain", b. Sept. 9; d. Sept. 14, 1871. 

6567. Ella Louise Chamberlaur', b. Nov. 6, 1^75. 

6568. Charles Edward Ciiamberlain", 1). May 2, 1878. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUT]!, 457 

(;5f)9. George Fhaxcis Chamberlain^ 1). Coniville, June 18, 
1847 ; iimaarried ; resiWoiice, Jamaica riain. 

0570. Een.iamin Fkankltx Chambei{Lajx\ b. Coniville, June 
IS, 1S47; d. in Camp Porilaua, Mv., Oct. 6, 18G4. 

6571. Charles EinvAP.D Chamreri.ain^, ]>. BloMiniield, ]\[e.. 
July 15, 1S50; d. Cornville, March 1, 1S62. 

i\:>1± 9. Sarah Chamberlain", 1>. Oct. 14, 1S07: m. May 1-2, 
185;-], Elislia Young, 1>. dune 17, 1^01 ; d. Oct. C, 1877 ; s^lie d. Nov. 
14, lt;80, aged 7o; residence. Skuwliegan ; 1 c. 

6573. Irene YoL'N(r, h. Xov. 11, 1855; d. March 24, 1864. 



6574. 10. ^'ahum Chamberlain', b. Aug. 11, 1811; m. May 
26, 1850, Mary MclCenuey, b. June 10, 1821 ; residence, ]\Iayiield ; 
no issue. 

6575. 11. Phebe Chamberlain'', b. Oct. 5, 1815; d. Coniville, 
Oct. 14, 1S35. 

6576. lA'. Khoda'', b. Bloomfield, Me.? 177:i; hi. Ca- 
HUfiH. Me., 1805, C4eorg-e Abbott, li. Ber\Yick, :\Ie., March 
oO, 1778 ; d. Mai-cli 26, 1870 ; 1806, lie moved to Winslow, 
Me., and settled in the eastern part of the town ; a man of 
sturdy purpose and a highly respected member of the 
community ; site d. Nov. 26, 1856, aged So ; (lie m. 2. ]\rrs. 
]\Iary Crocker, who d. March, 1863;) 11 c. 

6577. 1. Sullivan Arrott', b. Aug. 4, 1806; m. Jau. 6, 1831, 
Lucy, daughter of Ichabod Crane, b. China, Me., Xov. 3, 1808; 
resided for many year.- at Win^lo^v ; he now resides St. Francis, 
Minn. ; 2 c, b. AVinsl<jw. 

6578. Eliza A. Av.v.on\ h. Dee. 20, 1832; m. ^hircli 10, 18ol. 

Isaac H. Lancey ; a farmer and pro])rietor of the Lancey House, 

Pittsfield, Me. :' 3 c. 

C"',79. Thomas G. Laucey^ b. April 19, 1862. 

6580. Grace L. Lancey'', b. April VS, 186i; d. St'pl. 0, 18G6. 

CWL Harry W. Laucey\ b. Aug. 11, ISTG. 

6582. Lorenzo W. AR150TT^ b. Dec. 25, 1837; ni. Oct. 8, 1867, 
Mrs. Scrutoii AVilson, daughter of Noah Paul of Benton, b. Dec. 
IS, 1827; residence, AViii.^low; 3 c. 



458 THE DESCEXD.AXTS OF 

6583. Liic J W. Abbott', b. Jul)- 31, 1808; in. July 13, 1887, Fred Sylvester, 
b. 1863. 

6584. Fred. F. Abbott", b. May 1. 1SG9 ; d. May 28, 1880. 
658.J. Eliza A. Abbott", b. Oct. 37, 1873 ; d. Jan. 1, 1874. 



65SC. 2. Geoikje Abbott, ,]k.\ h. Jnly 25, ISoS; iii. Dec. 2, 
1830, I.oretta. (laiiyjiter of Josc])]i Wood, b. AViiislow, July 12, 
1805 ; lie d. A})ril 2, 1S7T ; slie reside.^ AVinslow ; 5 c. 

0587. Abigail Abbott^ b. Oct. 8, 1881 ; d. Marcli IS, 1812. 

0588. IJhoda IIei.kx ABB0TT^ b. July 10, 1888, m. 1800, Adol- 
plius, son (if Levi \Vcl)ber ; slie d. Dec. 8, 18r)2 ; lie resides Dexter ; 
Ic. 

6589. Heleu Rhoda Webber", b. July 28. 1863 : m. June 5, 1SS3, George Ste- 
phen', sou of Samuel ' and Louise (Foote) Abbott, b. March 1, 1847 ; resi- 
dence, WinsloAv ; no issue. 

6590. Daniel Bartlett Abbott'', b. Feb. 1,1885; in. April 3, 
1859, l^inily J., daughter of John Tl. and Lydia II. (Bean) Abbott, 
b. Sbapleigli, Me., Aug. 29, 1888 ; re-^ideiice, Clinton ; 2 c. 

6591. Etta M. Abbott^ b. Benton, Me., I'eb. 4, 1881. 

6593. Eldeth L. Abbott'', b. Clinton, Feb. o, 1868. 

6593. Sakaii P. ABBoTT^ b. Aug. 16, 1838; in. 1. May 2, 18G0, 
George, son of Tli-mias and Kachel Webber, b. June 10, 1838; d. 
Dec. 21, 1808; m. 2. Oct. 21, 1801, William, son of Barnum and 
Susan Hodges, b. ]\fay 29, 1821 ; residence, Benton :vri]ls, Me. ; 1 e. 

6594. Frank L. Webber% b. June 23, 1863 ; m. April 17, 1884, Jenny P. Ham- 
lin, b. Sept. 24, 1866 ; residence, Winslow ; 1 c. 

6595. George F. Webber'", b. April 33, 1885. 

6596. George A. AVebber-', b. Dee. 5 ; d. Dec. 30, 1863. 

6597. Delia M. Hodges', b. Sept. 0. 1807 ; m. Jan. 31, 1885, Constant, son of 
Tliomas Reynolds , residence. Winslow ; no issue. 

6598. William Judson Hodges-', b. Jan. 7. 1869. 

6599. Albert Augustus ABJiorr*^, b. June 1, 1811 ; m. Oct. 10, 
1808, Ellen M., dauglitei- of Thomas and Rachel Wel)ber, b. ]\Iarch, 
1811 ; residence, China ; 2 c. 

6600. Melvin xibbott-', b. Sept. 21, 1804. 

6601. Bertie Abbott^ b. Feb. 15, 1871. 

6002. 3. Sabra Abikht^, 1). ]\rarch 5, 1810 ; m. jM-anklin Wood ; 
they moved to Anoka, Minn., where she d. ; he resides Anoka ; 4 c. 

0008. Sarah Wooo^ 

0001. AVooD"^, b. ; m. Burrell ; residence, 

Albion, uMe. 



.JOHN WHITMAN OF WEYMOUTH. 459 

6G05. 1^[KLISSA AVooD^ b. ; in. 1. ^hAhy ; in. 2. 

6000. Matjgakkt AVoon^ 1). : m. Brown. 



G007. 4r. Rhoda Abbott", h. Dee. 17, ISll ; m. 1. Siiiilli ; 

,jj, 2, ]Mitcliell of Unity ; she d. without i>suo. 

6GU8. 5. Samukl Abb-.tt', b. Oct. 10, 1813; m. Xov. 28, 183S, 
Louisa Foote of Win^low ; a farmer ; residence, AVin^lo^\- ; 2 e. 

0009. J. TIoLMAX Abbotts, b. April 5, 1841; wa^ in the aniiy ; 
after tlie war v:ent to Oregon, and has not been heard from b^r 
many years. 

0610. Geokge Stkphtx AB];oTT^ b. :\Iarcli 1. 1847 ; m. June 5, 
18S2, Helen ^vhoda^ daughter of Adolphns and Elioda Helen 
(Abbott^) AVebber, b. July 28, 1802 ; residence, AVinslow ; no issue. 

6011. 6. Lydia Abbott', b. Jan 19, 1815; m. Samuel Strong of 
Vassalboro; slie d. July 15, 1800^ buried at Unity; he d. Cabfor- 
nia. ; 6 c. 

6612. Geouoe F. StkoxgS b. AA'inslow, April 4, 1836; m. 
Amanda, daughter of Andrew Pease of Eurnliam ; he d. about 
1807: 1 c. 
6613. Ehnina Strong^ m. ; residence, AVashingtun, D. C. 

6614. RuFUS Clark StkongS, b. AVinslow, Oct. 8, 1S39 ; d. in 
the army, 1862. 

6615. Arabell Ehoda Strong^ b. Pittsfield, May 30, 1S42 ; m. 
May 3, 1S73, Elljridge Osgood, son of Caleb P. and Sarali X. (Lord) 
Butler, 1>. Auburn, June 2, 1840; residence, 32 Paciiic Corp., Law- 
rence, i\Iass. ; 2 c. 

6616. Rosa MaLel Butler^, b. Dec. 31. 1876 ; d. 1877. 

6617. Howard Abbott Butle^^ b. April 16, 1883. 

6618. Martha W. Sti^ongS, > aged 14 years 7 mos. 

b. ; d. 

6619. Hiram AV. Strong % ) aged 14 years 9 mo^. 

6620. Ella:AL STR..N.;^b. Mardi 12. 1S51 , m. Dec. 18,1800, 
Ellison, son of Sanuiel Lib1)y of Unity, b. March 22, 1847; resi- 
dence, Clinton ; 2 c. 

C621. Charles D. Libby', b. March o, 1871. 
662'.\ Martha Jaue Libby^ b. Oct. 24, 1874. 

6623. 7. ErTU Abjjott', b. Feb. 20, islT; m. Dec. 17, 1845, 
James McCann ; removed to Anoka. .Al inn., where shed. June 3, 
LS77 ; he d. Feb. 7, l>>-3 ; e. 



460 * THE DESCENDANTS OF 

C^(m. Ei.LA E. ^IcCAsyKh. Aug. 12, 1840; m. Dec. 10, l^OT, 

Danville C. Thurston, 1>. Jan. 0, 18-12: residence, Anoka; 2 c. 

6G2:). Rutli :iIcC;iiiu Tlinrston-\ b. April 22, 1869. 
6G2G. Olive Thu:stn:i ', b. May 4. 1872. 

r;027. Gkokgk A]n;()TT ;^^cCA-^■N^ 1). Dec. 3, 1S52; d. Nov. 23, 
l^.Vs. 

<;ti2S. Ada Fi.kukxce .^FcCann^, !». ^lav 19, 1^.50; ni. ^'ov. IT), 

187-1. Charles T. Suwdeu, h. .Ian. 2i>, l8r)2 ; residence, Anoka; 3 c. 

CC29. James McCanii Sowdtii- , b. .Sept. 14, 1815. 
GG30. Kutli McCajm Sowden'', b. Jan. 81. 1878. 
60:31. Theodore Charles Sowden^, b. May 1, 1881. 

0632. Sakah Elizabeth McCan^s, b. Oct. 5, 1857; d. Aug. 23, 
1858. 

6033. Elizauetii :\IcCann\ h. Fch. 26, 180U: d. Dec. 31, ls62. 
GP,84. :\]cCanxS, b. Dec. 28, 1862: d. Jan. 3, 1863. 



6635. 8. AViEEEv:s[ Aiujott', I>. jlay 16, 1820 ; ni. Harriet, daugh- 
ter of (Tcurge ^sfAvell. b. YVinshAv. June 2(», 1.^16; a fanner; resi- 
dence, Vassalboro ; 3 c. 

6636). Ak()])1ne E. Abbott-, b. Sept. 5. 1841 ; m. John ^Y., son 
of John Buffuni of Vassalboro, b. Dee., 181:<) ; 4 c. 
663T. Alice G. Buffuia% b. Aug. 26. 1802 ; in. Nov., 18So, Edward C. Elliot, 

b. 1860. 
GG38. Albert Huntley ButTum', b. Feb. 23. l8Go. 
6G39. Harriet A. Butfuin- , b. June 22, 1871. 
6640. AVilliani Oscar Buft■um^ b. June 25. 1881. 

6641. OscAK AHiiOTT'S b. April 18, 1847; ni. Ko.se, daughter of 
IE Toothaker, b. April 8, 1863 ; 1 c. 
6612. Ruby King Abbott^, b. Dec. 21, 1882. 

6643. Mauy Elizabeth ABBoTT^ b. March 8, 1852; he Sept. 1, 
1874. AVilliam Hatch of Jefferson: 1 c. 
6644. Arobine HatclE', b. Nov. 14, 1877. 

6<;45. 9. Stebiiex Abf-ott', b. Oct. 26, 1823 ; has not been lieard 
from in the past fortv years. 

6646. 10. Hadley Pi:octok Ap>bott*, b. i^^ov. 30, 1825; he Eet- 
sey Eevnolds ; she is dead ; he lives in Oregon ; 3 c. 

6647. (A son) Abijott', b. ; with liis fatlier. 
6048. Maiitua Abbott*, b. ; d. young. 
6640. Ella Abuoti", b. ; m. 

0650. 11. Sakah Abbott', b. Is27; d. 1838. 



JOHN WHITMAN OF WKY^tOUTlI. -1:61 

6()55. Y. John'"', b. Skowliegau, .Me., xMarcli, 1780; in. 
Polly, daiightei' of ^^licali and I'olly (ParkniaiO Pratt — a 
cousin; a fanner; was amonLj- tlie iii'st tax payci's of ^lil- 
biini, now Skowliegan ; lie d. about Aug., ISfJ."), aged ST); 
she d. 18(30; Sunda}', Oct. 12, 1823, \\liile tlie parents were 
attending- church the house caug-hl (h'e and five children 
were burnt to death; 11 c, four of Avhoni d. in infancy, 
uinianied. 

0050. 1. BKTs^:y^ b. :,hu'eh 5, 1803; d. Oct. 12, 1823. 

0057. 2. Died in iufaucy'. 

605S. 3. Joseph AV.unu.v'. ],. Pel). 27. ISOO; d. Oct. 12, l^i^:]. 

6059. 1. :Mai:y', b. Sept. 10, ISoS ; d. Oct. 12, 1823. 

6070. 5. Okixda'. b. A])ri] 10, 1811; d. Oct. 12, ISl'3. 

6071. 0. Pioil in infancy". 

0072. 7. Died in infancy'. 

0073. 8. Isaac', b. A]oil 2(;, isl-l; d. ?^biy 27, 18l^2; he was 
kilk'd hy a cart running over liini. 

6074. A son' ; was killed by an accident, aged 5 years. 
6675. 10. xVsKXATH', b. Sept. 15, 1 81 7; d. Oct. 12, 1823. 
6070. 11. PiTiLAXDA'. 1.. Pel). 13, 1820; d. Xov. 2, 1823. 



6677. VI. Daniel'', b. Canaan, ^^le., duly 2G, 1783; ni. 
Lucy, daughter of David and Lvdia (Lombard) Kineaid, 
b. Canaan, June 29, 1781; d. June 2(1, 18G7 ; he settled 
at Skowhegan and d. there Sept. 8, 1837; 7 c. 



0078. 1. Isaiah Jexki.n>', h. Canaan, ^ie., Peb. 10, 1804; ni. 1. 
Solon, ]Nre., Jan. 21, 1^27, Pliza, daughter of Henry and Sally 
(Tuttle) Wyman, b. Jan. 12, 1807; d. April. 1818; ni. 2. Dcver. 
X. 11., Jan. 1, 1850, Mary, widow of James Conners and daughter 
of Jesse and Maria (Moro-an) Gordon ; slie d. Boston, Jan. 31. 1^74 ; 
lie resided at Showliei;-an till 1845, having learned the trade of car- 
penter ; was for twelve years sui'veyor of lumber at Skowliegan; 
was also school agent for several yeai's ; Dec, 1840, nnuoved to 
Dover, X. If. ; the following ^Uiy remo\ed to Poi'tsnioutli. X. II., 
wliei'c he resided till A])ril. 1854, when he removed to I'o^tori, where 
he remained for nineteen years engaged as a lochsnn'th and saw- 
titter ; Apiil, 1874, he removed to Belfast, where he now resides ; 4 c. 



4G2 THE DESCENDANTS OF 

GG79. :NrAiuTA SisAN*^, 1). Solon, July 25, 1S21); m. Skowlieiran, 
Aug., 1S4:T, IJufus ]\rood_v, son of Enos and Fanny (Faii-bankg) 
Jewell, 1). Can;ian, Dee. 2P., ]S2S; d. FairiiL-ld, Xov. 23. ISCS ; she 
d. AVaterville, Oct. 4, 1SG2 ; (her husband m. 2. Oct. 25, 18GJ-, Laura 
Jane, daughter of Henrv and .^^artha ( AVigo-ius) "Wjnian — a cousin 
of his first wife;) 8 e.. all h. Slvo\vheii;un. 

6680. Rosauna Jcweir, b. Nov. '2, 1817; m. 1867, Edward Bracket!; resi- 
dence, Middle St., Lewiston ; no issue. 

CGSl. Wallace Ileury JewelP, b. Sept. 11, 184.!t : in. Clinton, Me., Nov. 5, 
1872, Mary Silvia, daughter of Michael and Martha R. (ButterfJeld) 
Cushman, b. July 26, 1 8.^53 : he lived in Benton. Me., for about ei^ht 
years ; now resides at Somerset I\lills, Fair held ; 4 c. 

6682. Lottie Lenora Jewell"', b. Benton, Dec. 30. 1S73. 

6683. Edward Brackett Jewell'", b. Fairfield, Sept. 17, 1876. 

6684. Eugene Linwood Jewell"', b. Fairfield, Feb. 20, 1880. 
66S."). Jewell'", b. Jan. 16, 1883. 

6686. Albert Jewell^ b. July 11, 1854; ni. Winslow, Me., April 7, 1875, Myra 
Augusta, daughter of Freeman and Harriet C. (Osburn) Reynolds, b. 
"Winslow, Aug. 31, 18o7 ; ISuU, went to Benton, remaining there till 1876, 
when he removed to Somerset Mills, Fairfield, Avhere he now resides ; 
2 c, b. Fairileld. 

6687. Blanche Jewell"', b. May 29, 1878. 

6688. Katie Jewell"*, b. M