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History of Hillsborough 



Author of "History of the St. Lawrence River," "The River 
of Broken Waters : The Merrimack," "Amoskeag Manu- 
facturing Company," "Woodranger Tales," "Ruel 
Durkee," "Legends of Yesterday," "Far 
East and New America," Etc., Etc. 


Samuel W. Holm an William H. Story 

Frank E. Merrill Fred Brockway 

George W. Haslet 
Committee on Publication. 

Biography and Genealogy. 

John B. Clarke Company, Printers. 
Manchester, N. H. 




Copyrighted 1922. 
By G. Waldo Browne. 


A recent writer, in speaking of family histories and grave- 
yard inscriptions, says : "To read a genealogy may be to a think- 
ing and reflecting mind, like walking in a cemetery, and reading 
the inscriptions on the gravestones. Each of the names in the 
table of one, or on the stone in the other, is the memorial — per- 
haps the only memorial — of a human heart that once lived and 
loved ; a heart that kept its pulsations through some certain period 
of time and then ceased to beat, and has moulded into dust." 

Each had its joys and sorrows, its cares and burdens, its 
afflictions and hopes, its conflicts and achievements, its oppor- 
tunities wasted or improved, and its inevitable hour of death. 
Each of these dates of birth, marriage, death, how significant ! 
What a day was each of these dates to some human family or to 
some circle of loving, human hearts! And the presence of death 
drives the mind to thoughts of immortality. Memorials of the 
dead are not of death alone, but of life also. They died, there- 
fore they lived. And as the mind thinks of the dead gathered to 
the fathers, it cannot but think of the unseen worlds which they 

All these names are memorials of human spirits that have 
passed from time to eternity, ready or unprepared ; in youth or 
maturity of manhood ; in childhood or in old age ; they went 
into eternity as we are going. 

"So, beyond the river of time that flows between, walk the 
brave men and beautiful women of our ancestry, grouped in twi- 
light upon the shores. Distance smooths away defects, and with 


gentle darkness rounds every form in grace. It steals the harsh- 
ness from their speech, and every word becomes a song. Far 
across the gulf that ever widens, they look upon us with eyes whose 
glance is tender, and which lights us to success. We acknowl- 
edge our inheritance, we accept our birthright, we own that their 
careers have pledged us to noble action. Every great life is an 
incentive to all other lives." 

Sir Walter Scott, in his "Old Mortality," describes a reli- 
gious itinerant of the time who went from burial ground to 
burial ground with the chisel of the engraver to clear away 
the moss that had collected upon the tombstones and restored 
the names and epitaphs Father Time had well-nigh concealed 
with the gathering cobwebs of dust and matter. It concerned 
him nothing if those who slept away the years beneath the 
headstone had been rich or poor, known or obscure, if it were 
the resting place of a martyr or child, sinner or saint. It was 
his joy to do the unbidden work of restoring to memory the 
name of him who had passed into the Great Unknown, an 
example of man's nobility or God's goodness. 

So we, pen in hand, pass from family to family to clear 
away the gathered moss of forgetfulness, and refurnish the 
ancient name with a passing touch, blending past and present, 
as we do it reminding ourselves anew of a fellowship that is 
not ended in death but interrupted for a little while. 



Abbott 17 

Adams 18 

Allen 19 

Andrews 21 

Appleton 31 

Atkinson 32 

Atwood 32 

Ayers, Eayers 34 

Bachelder 35 

Bailey 36, 603 

Baker 38 

Baldwin 42 

Bard 49 

Barden 49 

Barker 50 

Barns, Barnes 52 

Baxter 60 

Beard 62 

Belcher 64 

Bell 64 

Bennett 65 

Bickford 66 

Bixby 67 

Black 70 

Booth 71 

Bowers 73 

Boyden 74 

Boynton 75 

Bradford 76 

Brickett 84 

Briggs 86 

Brockway 89 

Brown 93 

Bruce 96 

Buck 97 

Burbank 98 

Burtt 99 

Burnham 101 

Butler 105 

Buxton 107 

Campbell 108 

Carr no 

Carter 115 

Chadwick 119 

Chandler 119 

Chapman 120 

Chase 120 

Cheney 122 

Childs 126 

Clapp 129 

Clark 129 

Clement 131 

Codman 133 

Colburn 137 

Colby 139 

Collins 140 

Coolidge 140 

Colton 150 

Conn 150 

Crain, Craine 154 

Crooker 155 

Crosby 159 

Cross 160 

Cummings 161 

Cunningham 163 

Currier 163 

Curtice 164 

Curtis 164 

Dane 165 


Danfield 165 

Danforth 166 

Dascomb 170 

Davis 172 

Denison 174 

Dennison 174 

Densmore 175 

Devoy 176 

Dickey 176 

Dodge 177 

Dowlin 179 

Dresser 179 

Dunbar 180 

Durant 181 

Dustin 181 

Dutton 181 

Dwinnells 186 

Eastwood 187 

Eaton 187 

Eggleston 193 

Ellinwood 193 

Emerson 194 

Emery 194 

Estey 197 

Farley 198 

Farnum 201 

Farrar 201 

Favor 205 

Felt 206 

Fisk 207 

Flanders 209 

Flint 209 

Foot 213 

Foss 213 

Foster 214 

Fox 219 

Francis 220 

French 220 

Fuller 221 

Gaddas 223 

Gage 223 

Gammell 224 

Gardner 228 

Gay 229 

George 235 

Gerry 235 

Gibson 237 

Gilbert 243 

Gilmore . 248 

Gleason 249 

Goodale, Goodell 13, 249 

Goodwin 261 

Gordon 262 

Gould 262 

Gove 267 

Graham 267 

Gray 268 

Green, Greene 269 

Gregg 271 

Griffin 272 

Grimes 273 

Gross 284 

Grout 284 

Hadley 284 

Hall 285 

Hamlin . . . - 286 

Harriman 287 

Hart 289 

Hartshorn 289 

Hartwell 290 

Harvey 296 

Haslet 297 

Hatch 298 

Hazen 301 

Heath 302 

Hicks 604 

Hill 303 

Hoit 308 


Holden 308 

Holman 312 

Hosley 313 

Houston 315 

Howard 316 

Howe 318 

Howlett 320 

Hoyt 321 

Hunt 324 

Huntley 324 

Huse 325 

Hutchinson 325 

Jackman 325 

Jenison 334 

Johnson 334 

Jones 337, 604, 605 

Keith 351 

Kellom, Kilham .... 352 
Kelso 355 

Kem P 35 6 

Kendall 356 

Ke yes 358 

Kidder 358 

Kimball 359 

Lacy 366 

Latham 367 

Lawton 367 

Lewis 368 

Lincoln 371 

Livermore 375 

Love 376 

Lovejoy 376 

Loveren, Lovering . . . 377 
Lyon 378 

McAlpine 378 

McClary 379 

McClintock 380 

McClure 383 

McColley 384 

McCoy 388 

McKean 388 

McKellips 389 

McMurphy 389 

McNiel 390 

Maguire 394 

Manahan 395 

Mann 400 

Mansfield 401 

Marcy 401 

Marshall 407 

Martin 408 

Mathews 410 

Merrill 411 

Millen 415 

Miller 416 

Minot 416 

Mitchell 418 

Mixer 419 

Monroe 419 

Moore 428 

Morrill 430 

Murdough 431 

Nelson 441 

Newell 445 

Newman 445 

Nichols 447 

Page 448 

Parker 448 

Parmenter 449 

Patten 450 

Peaslee 451 

Pendleton 452 

Perry 452 

Phillips 453 

Pierce 453 

Pike 471 

Pope 476 



Porter 477 

Potter 477 

Powers 478 

Preston 479 

Prichard 483 

Priest 486 

Proctor 488 

Ray 488 

Richardson 489 

Riley 49 1 

Ring 49 1 

Robbins 492 

Rolfe 500 

Rowe 501 

Rumrill 501 

Russell 502 

Saltmarsh 503 

Sargent 5°3 

Sawyer 507 

Scruton 5°8 

Senter 508 

Shattuck 509 

Shedd s™ 

Silsby 514 

Silver 516 

Skinner S l 7 

Sleeper 517 

Small 518 

Smart 518 

Smiley 5*9 

Smith 5 J 9 

Spalding, Spaulding. . 537 

Starrett 538 

Stephenson 54 1 

Stevens 54 1 

Story 543 

Stow, Stowe 545 

Straw 548 

Sturtevant 549 

Sullivan 550 

Symonds 55° 

Taggart 555 

Taylor 560 

Temple 561 

Thompson 563 

Tolbert 5 6 3 

Towne 5^3 

Train 565 

Trask 566 

Tutherly 567 

Tuttle 567 

Varney 57 1 

Vickery 572 

Walker 572 

Ward 573 

Watson 575 

Watts 575 

West 605 

Webber 576 

Wheeler 577 

Whipple 578 

Whitaker 578 

Whitcomb 579 

Whitford 579 

White .' 580 

Whitney 581 

Whittemore 581 

Whittle 582 

Wilder 583 

Wilkins 584 

Wilkinson 59 1 

Willoughby 591 

Wilson 593 

Wood 595 

Woodhead 596 

Woods 597 

Worthley 599 

Wyman 600 


Pierce, President Franklin Frontis. 

Goodell, Dr. John Opp. p. 13 

Allen, James S " " 20 

Andrews, Samuel " " 25 

Henry " " 27 

John H " " 28 

Christopher C " " 30 

Atwood, Sylvester " " 34 

Bickford, James " " 66 

Boynton, Roy J., M. D " " 75 

Brickett, Rev. Harry " " 84 

Rev. Harry Leroy " " 86 

Brockway, George " " 91 

Himan ." " " 92 

Fred " " 93 

Burnham, Abel C, M. D " " 104 

Butler, James S.- " « I0 6 

Buxton, Willis, Esq " " I0 8 



Childs, Alba Opp. p. 127 

Ruthven " " 128 

Conn, Charles W " " 152 

" Granville, M. D " " 153 

Felt, Marcellus H., M. D " "206 

Flanders, Qiaries S " " 209 

Fuller, Mark W " " 222 

John G " " 226 

Gammell, Corp. Pliny " " 228 

Gay, William E " " 232 

Gilbert, John " " 246 

Elizabeth (Frost) " " 248 

Ellen L. (Humphrey) " " 248 

Goodale, Levi " " 253 

Goodell, Dr. John " " 13 

Gould, George E " " 265 

Grimes, Francis " " 273 

Mrs. Francis ■ " " 275 

James W., U. S. S " " 277 

Col. James Forsaith " " 279 

Adm. John Grimes Walker " " 281 

Frank C " " 282 

Mrs. Abbie J .' " " 283 

Haslet, Eliza A " "297 

George W. " " 298 



Holman, Judge Samuel W OpP- P- 312 

Jackman, John W " " 333 

Kelso, Walter L., M. D " " 355 

Kimball, Charles " " 364 

Lincoln, George W " " 379 

Manahan, William H " " 397 

William H, Jr " " 399 

Mansfield, Alfred Lathrop " " 401 

Marcy, Joshua, Jr " " 404 

Merrill, William " " 413 

Frank E " " 414 

Monroe, Orvan Payson " " 4 2 6 

Pierce, Governor Benjamin 454 

President Franklin Frontis. 

Col. Frank H Opp. p. 4/Q 

Kirk D., Esq " " 47 1 

Pike, Justus " " 473 

(< << 

Robbins, Capt. George A 499 

Shedd, John L " " 5 J o 

John S " " 512 

Smith, Governor John B. " 5 2 5 

Lieut. Archibald L " "528 



Stephenson, Albe OpP- p. 

Story, William H 

" Mrs. William H 

Walker, William E. and Charles E. 

Webber, Hon. Brooks K 

Whittaker, Henry P 

Whittemore, Jacob B 

Wyman, S. Dow 





It seems fitting that the following sketch, prepared by one 
who knew him well, should appear here at the head of this vol- 
ume. — Editor. 

The subject of this sketch, was born with the blood of the 
heroes and pioneers of the town in his viens, and spent his long 
life of eighty- five years here ; he was educated in the town schools 
and at Washington and Meriden Academies. Upon attaining his 
majority, he decided to study medicine and was graduated from 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1859; 
then married and settled in Webster this state for about a year. 
An opening being offered, he returned to town purchasing the 
home and practice of Dr. Elisha Hatch ; being the third genera- 
tion of physicians to occupy the stand, and where he lived until 
his death, being in active practice for fifty-three years. 

He was a student, keeping fully abreast of the times, espe- 
cially in things Medical, using the best of the new preparations 
while not discarding the old; he had a high sense of profes- 
sional honor, and no trust reposed in him was ever revealed. 

He delighted in his work for the Town History, struggling 
along alone with it for years as his time and strength would per- 
mit. Much of his gathered material on the old families was 
published in the Hillsboro Messenger some years ago, and could 
not be secured by any one at this date had it not been put into 
shape when it was ; as a matter of history his work is priceless, as 



no one living today knows the town and its people of the past as 
did Dr. John Goodell. 

As the result of two serious accidents, he was never free from 
pain for more than thirty years, yet was always ready to listen to 
the troubles and complaints of others or to ease their pain if pos- 
sible; he was often called upon for advice other than professional, 
and settled many estates ; he was painstaking and methodical, per- 
haps sometimes seeming slow and over cautious, yet decided in 
action, firmly adhering to what he believed to be right. 

He was a Republican in politics, but never sought public 
office, though he represented his town in the Legislature of 1889. 

He loved his profession, his home, and his little farm and its 
surroundings, and was faithful in his devotion to them, until a 
painful illness, beginning with neuritis, laid him aside from active 
duty and brought to its close a long and useful life — the life of an 
"Old Fashioned Country Doctor," leaving the world richer for 
his labors in it and poorer because of his taking away. 


Volume I. 

112 Insert opposite should read From an old painting by- 
Franc Marcy Clement. 

306 Wirt K. Fuller should read Mark W. Fuller. 

308 Bowling Farm should read Dowlin Farm. 

310 Fanny Batchelder should read Fanny Baxter. 

310 Elmwood district should read Ellenwood District. 

310 Bond Homestead should read Barnes Homestead. 

311 Elmwoods should read Ellenwoods. 

345 Baptist Church should read sold at auction, Aug. 15, 1906, 
and taken down that year. The Lower Village Chapel 
was built in 1886 and dedicated in 1887, twenty years 
previous to the destruction of the old church. 

383 William G. Fess should read William G. Foss. 

386 Lower Village Post Office should read discontinued April 
15, 1918. 

389 Harrison Perry should read Harrison Ferry. 

397 Lewis W. Gallond should read Lyman W. Gallond. 

400 Railroad to Peterboro should read was finished 1878. First 
train run Aug. 25, 1878, by Henry C. Morrill. 



400 William P. Childs should read W. P. Grimes. 

405 John Foster should read William Foster. 

405 O. W. Procter should read E. W. Proctor. 

405 Leon O. Proctor should read Leon B. Proctor. 

412 William P. Grimes should read Warren P. Grimes. 

412 William L. Kelso should read Walter L. Kelso. 

412 Dr. Horace G. Pike should read son of Justus and Mary 
(Barker) Pike; he d. Nov. 8, 1888. 

422 Sarah Ellen Whittemore should read Mary Ellen Whitte- 

425 Kneeland Burtt should read Rolland Burtt. 

466 Simon Atwood should read Sylvester Atwood. 

472 Reed P. White should read Reed P. Whittemore. 

475 Arthur Duval should read Arcade Duval. 

493 George Russell should read three barns burned by light- 
ning but no house. 

493 James Witt should read James Wilt. - 

520 Simon Atwood should read Sylvester Atwood. 



NOTE. — To save space, the following abbreviations have been adopted in giv- 
ing the Genealogical accounts of different families: Born, b. ; married, m. ; son, 
s. ; daughter, dau. ; resides, residing or resided, res.; removed, rem.; unmarried, 
unm ; died, d. The Roman numerals are not arbitrary, but given to enable the 
reader to follow more easily the succeeding generations. The first member of a 
family that has been traced is designated as I, and so on. The name of the state is 
omitted when the town or city is in New Hampshire; otherwise it is given. H. 
is made to stand for Hillsborough. 

The practice of adopting hereditary sirenames, designated 
today as surnames, and taken from manors and localities where 
the persons lived originated in Normandy about the close of the 
tenth century, or the beginning of the eleventh. The custom of 
taking names from towns and villages in England is sufficient 
proof of the ancient descent of the families who bear them. Many 
families in England copied after the example of the conquerors 
and prefixed "de" to their names. Generally speaking this par- 
ticle was dropped about the time of Henry Sixth, though a small 
minority has been retained to this day. 


Francis B., s. of Thomas and Anna (Eaton) Abbott; b. in 
Concord, Aug. n, 1821 ; m. Aug. 1, 1844, to Nancy A., dau. 
of Alvan and Polly (Metcalf) Goldthwait, b. in Croydon; he was 
an engineer, farmer and blacksmith ; res. in Andover, Concord, 
Nashua, Northfield, and came to H. in 1869; located in northeast 
part of the town. 


1. Mary F., b. Andover, December 20, 1845. 

2, Augusta, b. Concord, August 2, 1850; d. Northfield, Vt., April 13, 




3. Fred., b. Northfield, Vt., June 24, 1855 ; m. first Etta, dau. of Eli 

and Hannah F. (Colby) Carter; she d. August 4, 1885, and 
he m. second, October 17, 1886, Ella M., dau. of Calvin and 
Lorraine (Newman) Adams. 

4. Kate M., b. Northfield, Vt., April 26, 1859 ; m. March 15, 1876, 

Nathan E. Farrar. (See) 

Ephraim, m. Orpha Wilkins, and lived at one time in H. 
The record of this family is very incomplete, as far as I have 
been able to get it. 


1. Phebe ; 2. Amos ; 3. Sarah L. ; 4. Albert, m. Fanny Colby of 
Bradford; he d. June 4, 1873. 


1. Almina F., b. November 4, 1845. 

2. Carlos A., b. April 15, 1847. 

Dr. Walter, b. in Bradford, 1871 ; s. of Benjamin and 
Mary (Choate) Abbott; was a grad. of Hanover Medical 
College, and after practicing his profession a short time in Brad- 
ford came to H. in 1902, remaining here until 1910, when he rem. 
to Warner. 

Dr. Charles, bro. of Dr. Walter, b. in Bradford, Mar. 
1874; studied at Hanover Medical College, class of 1902, and 
began the practice of medicine in Suncook, where he remained 
until he came to this town in 1910, and has remained here ever 
since. He m. in 1904, Mrs. Lina Reece of Derby Line, Vt., the 
dau. of Emery and Mary (Forbes) Kingsbury. 


Daniel C. Adams, b. in Washington, Mar. 30, 1830; m. in 
W., June, 1857, to Mary, dau. of Woodbury and Lorinda (Lewis) 
Dresser, b. Mar. 18, 1837. He d. Dec. 12, 1915; she d. Feb. 7, 


1. Henry, b. September 30, 1867 ; m. Alice Eobinson, of Lawrence, 
Mass., b. August 7, 1869, dau. of William P. and Mary E. 
(Whipple) Eobinson; father b. in Waterbury, Vt., May 15, 
1843 ; d. in Methuen, Mass., July 19, 1901 ; mother b. in Goffs- 
town, February 13, 1846; d. October 12, 1879. 



1. Henry W., Jr., b. December 28, 1907. 

2. Helen May, b. January 19, 1909. 

3. Irene Robinson, b. November 11, 1911. 

2. Helen N., b. June 4, 1873 ; m. September 11, 1898, Leon Stillman 
Hill, of Westbrook, Me., station agent since December 6, 1902. 

in. CHILD. 
1. Alice May, b. August 19, 1905. 


John, s. of Josiah and Deborah (Day) Allen, ; b. in East 
Sudbury, now Wayland, Mass., Aug. 20, 1777; came to H. in 
1806, and set. on the farm since known as the "Allen Farm," and 
occupied until within a few years by Leonard F. Martin. He 
m., in April, 1809, Sarah, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Chandler) 
Danforth), b. Oct. 12. 1787; she d. Mar. 3, 1847; he d. Sept. 13, 


1. John, Jr., b. May 30, 1811. (See) 

2. Jonathan, b. May 27, 1813 ; d. August 24, 1818. 

3. William, b. April 19, 1819 ; d. October, 1819. 

4. Abigail, b. July 24, 1820 ; d. ; unm. 

John, Jr., s. of John and Sarah (Danforth) Allen 
b. May 30, 181 1 ; m. first in 1835, to Susan Gleason, of Medford, 
Mass.; she d. in 1836, and he m. second on Oct. 12, 1837, Susan, 
dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Floyd) Teel, b. in Medford, June 
7, 181 2. He res. in Medford several years, and then ret. to H. 
in 1846, and bought the Eben Sargent farm, about one mile north- 
west from the Centre and near the brick school house; he d. 
Jan. 21, 1880. 


1. Abbie F., b. in Medford, Mass., June 10, 1839 ; m. October 22, 1863, 
P. Payson Floyd, b. in Winthrop, Mass., Oct. 13, 1840 ; res. in 


1. Charles P., b. May 30, 1865. 

2. Nellie M., b. January 8, 1871. 


2. Carrie A., b. in Medford, Mass., November 17, 1841 ; m. October 23, 

1863, Albert Floyd, b. in Winthrop, Mass., October 15, 1838; 
res. in Winthrop. 


1. James A., b. May 31, 1870. 

2. Ellis A., b. July 21, 1874. 

3. James J., b. in Medford, Mass., June 27, 1845 ; m. December 12, 

1877, Hattie B. Teel, b. in Medford, February 14, 1849 ; res. in 

4. Charles H., b. in H., August 21, 1847; m. Sept. 19, 1877, Mollie 

Greenwood, b. in Chestertown, Kent Co., Md., July 6, 1848 ; 
res. in Camden, N. J. 


1. Emma G., b. August 16, 1878. 

2. Florence, b. September 29, 1879. 

5. Mary G., b. in H., January 27, 1850; m. September 24, 1873, Ellis 

J. Pitcher, b. in Belfast, Me., April 30, 1840; res. in Wey- 
mouth, Mass.; she d. March 17, 1912. 


1. George E., b. January 24, 1875. 

2. Florence M., b. September 22, 1881. 

3. Eloise, b. 

6. Florence S., b. in H., December 21, 1854; m. June 16, 1880, M. 

Austin Belcher, b. in Winthrop, Mass., December 8, 1854 ; res. 
in W. 


1. Bessie M., b. May 19, 1887. 

James S., b. in Maiden, Mass., May io, 1810; at the 
age of 21 began to drive the Fall River stage, and upon the open- 
ing of the railroad became express messenger between that place 
and Boston. In 1869, rem. to Manchester, N. H., and in 1881 
purchased the Kendall farm on "The Flat" in this town, now 
owned by George Tuttle. Mr. Allen m. first a woman in Fall 
River, who had one dau., Abbie, who m. a Mr. Boyden, and d. 
when about 30; Mrs. Allen dying in 1850, he m. second Mary, 
dau. of William and Mary (Wilson) Dickey, of Deering, who d. 
April 17, 1898; Mr. Allen d. April 19, 1892. 




Isaac, the first to bear this surname in town, was 
a direct descendant of Lieut. John Andrews, b. in England about 
1618, the s. of Thomas, and who came to New England with his 
parents in 1635. He was b. in Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 18, 1729; 
rem. to Concord, Mass., when a young man, and from thence to 
this town about 1765. He settled on Bible Hill, upon the farm 
since occupied by Erickson Burnham, and was the agent for the 
inhabitants in procuring the charter of the town. Chosen its first 
Town Clerk, he held the office for three years, being for the same 
period the chairman of the board of Selectmen, as well as a 
member of the Church society at its formation. He m. Lucy 
Perkins, of Ipswich; he d. Dec. 30, 1796, aged 66 years. First 
five of children b. in Concord, Mass., and the others in H. 


1. Isaac, Jr., b. November 11, 1755; m. Kebecca Symonds. (See) 

2. Lucy, b. September 7, 1757; m. John McNiel. (See) 

3. Solomon, b. April 4, 1759; m. Sarah Bradford. (See) 

4. Perkins, b. May 18, 1761; came to H. when young; m. October 4, 

1790, Lucy, dau. of Dea. Joseph and Lucy (Kimball) Symonds. 

ni. CHILD. 
1. Betsey P., b. October 20, 1791. 

5. Asa, b. June 11, 1764; d. unm. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1767; m. Benjamin Pierce. (See) 

7. John, b. May 27, 1769 ; m. September 25, 1794, Olive Taylor. 

8. Abraham, b. January 25, 1772 ; m. Oct. 14, 1794, Mary Chandler. 

9. Hannah, b. September 22, 1774 ; m. June 11, 1792, Samuel Hodge 

of Francestown. 

10. Eachel, b. April 25, 1776 ; m. May 22, 1794, Nathaniel Cooledge. 

Isaac, Jr., better known as Major Isaac, s. of Isaac and 
Lucy (Perkins) Andrews; b. in Concord, Mass., Nov, 11, 1755; 
came to H. with his parents when a small boy. He served in the 
Revolutionary War. He m. first April 11, 1782, Rebecca, dau. 
of Dea. Joseph and Lucy (Kimball) Symonds, and settled on a 
farm near the Centre which has remained in the hands of his 
descendants until recently; his w. d. Sept. 7, 1820, and he m. sec- 
ond Mrs. Abigail Woodbury Beard; she d. Jan. 30, 1823; he d. 
May 4, 1843. He was Justice of the Peace for Hillsborough 
County and member of the State Legislature. 



1. Sarah, b. March 13, 1783; in. June 11, 1804, Col. Henry, s. of 

Ephraim and Rebekah Train, and rem. to Washington, where 
he d. September 18, 1846 ; she d. September 28, 1873. 

2. Cyrus, b. June 29, 1784. (See) 

3. Isaac, 3d., b. January 20, 1786 ; m. Sarah 

4. Lucy, b. November 16, 1787; m. Dr. Keuben Hatch. (See) 

5. Pamelia, b. May 7, 1790 ; m. Dr. Harvey Studley, of Washington, 

who afterwards rem. to Bradford, where he was Town Clerk 
for several years. 


1. Henry M., b. in Washington, March 5, 1819. 

2. Edward A., b. in Bradford, November 18, 1820. 

3. Pamelia A., b. in B., September 5, 1822 ; d. aged 19 months. 

4. Joseph S., b. in B., January 29, 1825 ; d. May 4, 1825. 

5. Robert P., b. Feb. 10, 1826. 

6. Olive P., b. April 24, 1828 ; m. Rev. C. C. Hart, Logan, Ohio. 

6. Rebecca, b. September 25, 1792; m. Eliab Kellom. (See) 

7. Apphia, b. March 5, 1794; m. Dr. Mason Hatch. (See) 

8. Nancy, b. March 12, 1796; m. Daniel Priest. (See) 

9. Abigail, b. November 28, 1798 ; d. unm. 

Solomon, s. of Isaac and Lucy (Perkins) Andrews; b. in 
Concord, Mass., April 4, 1759; came to H. with his parents; m. 
in 1786, to Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah (Putnam) Bradford; 
settled on the farm situated on the road leading to William 
Temple's and known as the Wall Place ; he was a shoemaker by 
trade and held the office of Justice of the Peace for many years ; 
well educated for his time he was noted for his quaint and 
original manner of expression. A few years after his marriage 
he rem. to Windsor, where he d. Mar. 29, 1840; wid. d. Nov. 16, 
1856, at Warner. 

He served in the Revolutionary W'ar from July 20, to Sept. 
20, 1777, in Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Co., Col. Thomas Stick- 
ney's Reg., Gen. John Stark's Brigade. 


1. Abraham, b. December, 14, 1786. (See) 

2. Isaac, b. February 15, 1789 ; d. October 12, 1804. 

3. Lucy, b. July 4, 1791 ; m. Walden Sanborn, of Sanbornton. 

4. Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 1793; m. Ransom Bixby. (See) 


5. Hannah, b. August 3, 1796; m. January 3, 1838, Joseph Souther, of 

Charlestown, Mass. ; he d. June 6, 1866 ; she d. November 7, 
1875 ; no children. 

6. Elizabeth B., b. July 30, 1798 ; d. unm. September 8, 1865. 

7. Rebecca, b. November 29, 1800; m. George D. Goodell. (See) 

8. Rachel, b. September 9, 1802; m. Foster Jones. (See) 

9. William B., b. January 13, 1805 ; m. July 23, 1840, Louisa Horton, 

of Clearfield Co. Penn. ; no children. 

John, s. of Isaac and Lucy (Perkins) Andrews; b. May 8, 
1769, in H. ; m. Sept. 25, 1794, Olive Taylor, b. in Merrimack, 
Dec. 22, 1776. 


1. Lucy, b. September 21, 1795 ; d. January 26, 1803. 

2. John, Jr., b. July 24, 1800 ; d. in New York, January 14, 1835, unm. 

3. Sophy, b. June 19, 1805; d. May 10, 1806. 

4. Perkins, b. January 17, 1810; m. Eliza Putney, who d. March 29, 

1868, aged 58 years. 

5. Samuel b. Oct. 9, 1813; d. July 30, 1893. (See) 

6. Nancy, b. October 19, 1815 ; m. William Parker, of Francestown, 

b. January 17 1815 ; d. at Woburn, Mass., March 16, 1847. Had 
s. John. 

7. Harrison, b. June 22, 1819 ; d. at Nashua, April 16, 1845. He was 

a graduate of Dartmouth College with high honors in 1844; 
taught school to pay way ; obtained position in Custom House 
at Boston ; he was an artist with the pen. 

Abraham, s. of Isaac and Lucy (Perkins) Andrews; b. in 
H., Jan. 25, 1772; m. Oct. 14, 1794, Mary Chandler. He was 
High Sheriff of the county for years ; after living in H. 70 
years he rem. to Concord, where he d. in 1846; his wid. d. in 
Worcester, Mass., in 1857. 


1. Mary, b. in 1796; m. Edward Herrick ; d. in New Boston, in 1873. 

2. Hannah, b. in 1804 ; m. Calvin Ruggles ; d. in Pelham, in 1879. 

3. Betsy, b. in 1808 ; m. C. C. Danforth ; d. in Concord, in 1882. 

4. Isaac, b. in 1810; m. Sophrona Tolman; d. in Nashua in 1850. 

5. Clara, b. April 14, 1812; m. in 1833, S. J. Emerson; lived in Fitch- 

burg, Lowell and Worcester, Mass., for nearly 40 years ; then 
rem. to Concord, in 1870. Two children, both of whom d. in 


Cyrus, eldest s. of Major Isaac, Jr., and Rebecca (Symonds) 
Andrews; b. June 29, 1784, succeeded to the family homestead. 
He m. first Mandana Green, b. April 28, 1789, and who d. Aug. 
30, 1827 ; he m. second, May 7, 1829, Emily, dau. of Jesse and 
Molly (Kimball) Kendall; he d. Mar. 12, 1853. 


1. Emeline M., b. July 30, 1811; d. January 21, 1813. 

2. Charles B., b. October 8, 1813; m. Jane Young; drowned in the 

Ohio River, December 25, 1862. 

3. Harriet A., b. August 31, 1815 ; d. February 1, 1816. 

4. Cyrus G., b. November 9, 1816; m. Emily Winchester; d. June 26, 

1853, at Steubenville, Ohio. 

5. Emeline, b. March 16, 1819 ; m. Asaph Robbins ; d. August 7, 1857. 

6. Harriet, b. June 12, 1821 ; d. at LaCrosse, Wis., in 1859. 

7. Henry, b. May 5, 1824. (See) 

8. Edward, b. December 28, 1826 ; m. first, Sarah McKee ; m. second, 

Rachel Willard ; he d. at LaCrosse, Wis., in 1875. 


9. Mandana, b. April 24, 1830; d. June 2, 1859. 

10. Solomon, b. February 8, 1833 ; d. December 1, 1838. 

11. Leonidas, b. October 19, 1836; m. Delilah Davidson; res. South 

Point, Ohio. 

12. Mary, b. February 27, 1843 ; d. December 17, 1844. 

Abraham, s. of Solomon and Sarah (Bradford) Andrews; 
b. in H., Dec. 14, 1786; prepared for college under the tuition of 
his uncle, the Rev. Ephraim Putnam Bradford ; graduated at 
Dartmouth College in 181 1, being the first college graduate from 
Hillsborough; studied law but it not proving congenial he chose 
the profession of a teacher, in which vocation he labored for 
nearly half a century. Taught an Academy in Charlestown, 
Mass., until he was chosen Principal of the Bowdoin Grammar 
school in Boston, which position he held until 70 years of age, 
when he resigned, and moved to Groton, Mass., to engage in 
agricultural pursuits for ten years, following which he ret. to 
Charlestown, where he remained until his decease, Mar. 4, 1869. 
He m. first, April 30, 1821, Eliza Rhodes, dau. of Capt. Benjamin 
and Hannah (Rhodes) Swift, who d. Oct. 2, 1829, leaving two 
children ; he m. second, Nov. 16, 1830, Caroline Swift, sis. of his 



former wife, who d. April 20, 1882. Two children by first mar- 


1. Caroline E., b. February 17, 1822 ; d. March 5, 1893. 

2. Hannah S., b. June 5, 1826; cl. at Revere, Mass., March 26, 1901, 


3. Henry S., b. August, 1831 ; m. in 1873, Annie Smith, of Hopkinton. 


1. Eugene H, b. July 18, 1874. 

2. George W., b. September 7, 1877 ; res. in Everett, Mass. 

4. Sarah R., b. August, 1835 ; m. in 1856, Jonathan, s. of Phinehas 

and Hannah (Jones) Stow, b. in Weare, April 29, 1823; she d. 
in Feruary, 1861. 


1. Sarah L., b. October, 1857 ; m. April 2, 1879, J. Warren Patch, 
of Boston ; she d. Dec. 17, 1887. 

2. John Henry, b. December, 1860 ; d. December 28, 1888. 

5. Mary L., b. June 2, 1833 ; m. November, 1863, Jonathan Stone ; 

res. in Revere, Mass., where she d. October 24, 1889 ; he d. 
November 26, 1897. 


1. Carrie L., b. March 29, 1867 ; m. June 27, 1889, James Edwin 
Cuthberson, of Revere, Mass. 

6. Abby M., b. May 10, 1837 ; d. March 16, 1895, unm. 

Samuel, s. of John and Olive (Taylor) Andrews; b. in this 
town Oct. 9, 181 3. With only such educational advantages as 
he had obtained from attending the village schools during the 
winter months of his boyhood, he became a contractor in building 
walls, roads, bridges, etc., eventually dealing in lumber, which 
operations he pursued for nearly fifty years. He became in- 
terested in freighting goods of one sort and another in the days 
before the railroads, and thus teamed his lumber to the markets, 
Nashua, Lowell and Boston, his teams returning with "store 
goods," for the towns all along the routes. In 1840 he opened a 
store at the Lower Village, which he sold out four years later, 
and rem. to Bradford Springs, where he opened another store, 
built a tannery and conducted a hotel. Now extensively dealing 
in lumber he began operations at Hooksett, and from there he 


rem. to Manchester, entering into commercial business on a large 
scale, dealing in furniture, crockery, clothing, etc., also engaging 
in the drug trade, becoming a manufacturer of bedsteads, oil 
cloths, etc. Seeing the possibilities of the growing city, he en- 
gaged in land speculations buying farms in the suburbs, building 
streets through these properties and selling the land in house lots. 
He ret. to Bradford in 1858 and built the "Bradford Springs 
Hotel," a house 100 by 40 feet, and had it furnished and open for 
business in ten weeks, at the same time engaging in extensive 
operations in different parts of the state. In 1870 he was a large 
contractor in building the Bradford and Garemont railroad. In 
1872 he bought the Governor Pierce place at the Lower Village, 
and took up his abode there, gradually relinquishing his various 
enterprises as age advanced. As an evidence of "General Sam's" 
activity, it is a fact that he operated simultaneously four large 
retail stores on Elm Street, Manchester; a wholesale and retail 
furniture store at 139-147 Blackstone Street, Boston, Mass., (this 
being the original of the big Paine Stores of today) ; a general 
store at Hillsborough Bridge Village ; conducted a wood and 
lumber yard at Portsmouth ; ran both steam and water-power 
mills at Hooksett ; dealt extensively in lumber, and owned one- 
third of Wilson Hill, in Manchester, which he had cut up into 
house lots and was selling to individual buyers. During his long 
and active career he experienced varied business vicissitudes ; 
made and lost several fortunes, but in them all his honor and 
business sagacity were never doubted. In his early days he had 
a strong military taste, and rose from 3d Sergeant at 18 to Major 
General, which office he held two years. He was Commander 
of the Amoskeag Veterans in 1855. 

Enjoying a very large acquaintance with the public and 
business men of this and other states, he was universally known 
as "General Sam." He m. Dec. 31, 1839, Abigail A., dau. of 
Luke G. and Mary (Niles) Hosley. He d. at his home at Bridge 
Village, July 30, 1893. 


1. John H., b. December 22, 1841. (See) 

2. Charles, b. January 15, 1849 ; d. September 15, 1849. 

3. Clara J., b. December 29, 1852; d. August 10, 1860. 




Perkins, s. of John and Olive (Taylor) Andrews; b. Jan. 
17, 1810; m. May 5, 1845, Eliza J., dau. of Benjamin and Anna 
(Aiken) Putney; res. at the Lower Village; wife d. Mar. 29, 
1868; he d. May 3, 1879. 


1. Ellen P., b. April 7, 1846 ; m. December 25, 1878, Eugene O. Pendle- 
ton, of Northport, Me., b. August 28, 1842 ; res. on the home- 
stead ; he d. November 29, 1910. 

Henry, s. of Cyrus (Isaac, Jr., Isaac) and Mandana (Green) 
Andrews; b. May 5, 1824; m. first, Mar. 4, 1850, Eliza Stow, of 
Barnard, Vt. ; she d. Jan. 9, 1853, and he m. second, Oct. 4, 1855, 
Lucy Welch, of Manchester. He was a farmer and lived on the 
homestead of his father and grandfather; d. Dec. 1, 1897; wid. 
d. April 14, 1900. 


1. Mary E., b. December 18, 1850; m. December 25, 1877, A. Cummings 

Kimball; res. in H. ; he d. July 11, 1902; she d. at Calgary, 
Alberta, Can., May 30, 1908 ; rests in Maplewood Cemetery 
beside her husband. 

2. Charles Henry, b. October, 1852 ; d. March 15, 1853. 

3. LaForrest H., b. January 17, 1857 ; d. January 16, 1897. 

4. Zitella F., b. Mar. 18, 1859; m. December 2, 1891, B. Porter Buck, 

of Brockton, Mass. ; res. in Plymouth, Mass. 

George F., s. of Isaac and Sophronia (Tolman) Andrews, 
and gd. s. of Abraham; b. in Concord, in 1838; m. June 
16, 1864, Susie, dau. of Albert and Vieanna (Paine) McKean, 
of Nashua; res. in Nashua, 39 years, Alstead, 6 years; Concord, 
until he.d. 


1. Frank A., b. August 3, 1865. 

2. George N., b. July 24, 1868. 

3. Mary V., b. November, 1874. 

4. Susie M., b. in 1876 ; d. in infancy. 

John H., s. of Samuel and Abigail A. (Hosley) Andrews; 
b. Dec. 22, 1841 ; ed. in the Grammar Schools and High School 
of Manchester; read law with Minot & Mugridge, of Concord, 


and was admitted to the New Hampshire bar, Mar. 16, 1864. 
Began practice in Nashua, in 1864, remaining there until Oct., 
1866, when he rem. to Boston and had an office in that city until 
June, 1867, when he opened an office in Manchester, where he 
has remained ever since enjoying an extended and lucrative 
business. He was City Solicitor two years, and served on the 
Staff of Gov. George A. Ramsdell, in 1897, as Judge Advocate 
General ; is President Hillsborough County Association. He m. 
Oct. 12, 1869, Sallie W., dau. of Hon. Waterman and Anna C. 
(Randall) Smith, of Manchester. 


1. Harry E., b. October 1, 1870; eel. in the schools of Manchester, 

and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1892 ; was admitted 
to the bar in 1895, and the same year commenced practice 
with his father ; he d. in Denver, Col., December 3, 1903. 

2. Florence L., b. August 1, 1872 ; m. in February, 1903, Joseph 

Herrman, of New York City; he d. December 11, 1908, and 
she res. in Boston. 

Lieut. Ammi, bro. of Isaac (Solomon, William, John, 
Jr., John, Robert); b. in Ipswich, Mass., April 13, 1737; 
he was among the early comers to this town, owning at one time 
a large tract of land where the Upper Village now stands. Lieut. 
Andrews served through all of the Revolutionary War, and was 
a member of Capt. Isaac Baldwin's Co. at the battle of Bunker 
Hill, helping to bear that unfortunate officer from the field and 
extracting the bullet which caused his death. For a more ex- 
tended account of his achievements, see the military history. He 
m. a Molly Brown and reared a large family, but no particular 
record has been found. Mrs. Andrews lived for several years at 
Enfield among the Society of Shakers, and d. there Mar. 31, 
1820. His remains rest in the cemetery at the Centre, his head- 
stone bearing the following epitaph : 

"In Memory of Lieut. Ammi Andrews who d. Mar. 30, 1833, 
aged 97 years. Lieut. A. distinguished himself as a brave and 
vigilant officer in many perilous situations during the Rev. War 
and shared with Gen. Arnold the privations and dangers of the 
memorable campaign to Quebec in 1775." 




1. Mary, b. probably in 1764; m. April 1, 1783, William Tolbert. 

2. Bella, b. in 1767 ; d. September 28, 1841, at Enfield, unm. 

3. Issacher, b. January 31, 1769. (See) 

4. Eunice, b. in 1777 ; d. Nov. 8, 1825, unm. 

5. Lucy, b. in 1781 ; d. October 5, 1819, unm. 

6. Sally ; 7. Stephen ; 8. Jabez ; 9. Ira. 

Issacher, s. of Amrai and Molly (Brown) Andrews; b. in 
H., Jan. 31, 1769; lived in town most of his life; was a tanner 
and shoemaker at the Upper Village. He m. first, Edith, dau. of 
David and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Goodell, who d. 
and he m. second, Jan. 7, 1812, Mrs. Eunice Mugford, dau. of 
William and Abigail (Cole) Jones, who d. July 27, 1864; he d. 
May 29, 1830, aged 62 years. Seven children, four by first wife 
and three by second wife. 


1. Luther, b. May 11, 1791. (See) 

2. Sybil, b. October 16, 1792 ; m. November 22, 1813, Mathew Buel, of 

Newport. (See) 

3. Lucinda, b. April 19, 1794; m. James Chase. (See) 

4. Lucetta, b. May 17, 1796; m. Daniel Wilkins. (See) 

5. William Harrison, b. July 31, 1813; m. Atwood.(?) 

6. Lovicy, b. Decembeer 28, 1815 ; m. Liberty Aldrich ; d. March 16, 


7. Andrew J., b. October 26, 1817 ; went west and is supposed to have 

lost his life while a member of Fremont's memorable ex- 
ploring expedition in 1848. 

Luther, s. of Issacher and Edith (Goodell) Andrews; b. 
May 11, 1791 ; m. May 30, 1815, Nabby, dau. of Elijah and Phebe 
(Jones) Beard; was a shoemaker; res. at Upper Village; d. Nov. 
27, 1870; she d. Nov. 22, 1870. 


1. Alonzo, b. December 24, 1815; m. in Boston, August 17, 1843, Mary 

A. Tanner; d. February 15, 1897. 

2. Charles, b. October 25, 1820; m. in Boston, July 4, 1852, Julia 

Seavey; she d. April 20, 1855; he d. January 18, 1877; no 

3. Sibyl B., b. January 29, 1825 ; m. June 28, 1852, in Boston, Abiel 

H. Buttrick. 



Fred and Frank (twins), b. in Boston, February 3, 1855. 
4. Christopher C, b. October 27, 1829. (See) 

Christopher C. was educated in the district school 
and at Francestown Academy ; studied law in the office of 
Samuel H. Ayer at Lower Village; at the Law School Harvard 
University and in the office of Brigham & Loring, Boston, Mass. ; 
admitted to the Mass. Bar in 1850; practiced at Newton Lower 
Falls and in Boston several years. Upon the organization of 
Kansas as a territory he removed thither, becoming the regular 
correspondent of the Boston Post, improving the opportunity to 
advocate the admission of that territory as a free state. He re- 
ceived through President Pierce an appointment as Clerk in the 
Third Auditor's office at Washington, D. C. ; later was transferred 
to the office of the Solicitor of the Treasury ; was counsel for 
the U. S. in a mail contract claim involving $200,000 pending 
before the Comptroller and wrote the argument in the case, which 
was submitted by the Postmaster General. He resigned this office 
in 1857 and settled at St. Cloud, Minn. ; served in the State 
Senate as a Democrat in 1859 ; was on the Douglas Democratic 
Electoral ticket of Minn, in i860; enlisted in the 3rd Minn In- 
fantry, U. S. Army, Oct. 1861, and was appointed Captain of Co. 
I. He was in the action at Murfreesburo, Tenn., July 13, 1862, 
and after the surrender of his regiment, which he earnestly 
opposed, he was confined in a Confederate prison at Madison, 
Ga., three months, and for a short time in Libbey Prison, Rich- 
mond, Va., when he was exchanged. Upon the re-organization 
of the 3rd Minn. Reg., he was appointed Lieut.-Colonel, and later 
promoted to Colonel. Was in the campaign and battle of Little 
Rock, Ark., and after its capture by General Steele's army he 
was appointed Commander of the Post, and given a brigade 
command, receiving the commission of Brig. Gen., April 27, 1864. 
From this time he was in active service until the close of the war, 
and took part in several severe engagements, in one of which he 
had his horse shot under him while leading a charge. Mar., 
1865, while at Pensacola, Fla., he was appointed Maj. Gen. by 
Brevet. In the campaign under General Canby, which resulted in 
the occupation of Mobile, Ala., he had command of the 2d Divi- 




sion, 13 Corps, Veteran Western troops of over 5,000 men. At the 
storming' of Fort Blakely, April 9, 1865, his division carried over 
three-fourths of a mile in length of earth works and forts, and 
captured 1,300 prisoners. July 8, 1865, he took command of the 
District of Houston, Tex., and by order accompanied Gov. An- 
drew J. Hamilton to the State Capitol and was present at his 
re-instatement in civil authority. He favored the Republican 
plan of Re-construction, and was a delegate to the Chicago con- 
vention, which nominated General Grant for President in 1868. 
He served as U. S. Minister to Stockholm from July, 1869, to 
Nov., 1877, during which time he made many reports to the 
Department of State on Swedish Institutions, manufacturers and 
trades, which were printed by the Government. He aided in the 
reduction of postage and in securing participation by Sweden 
and Norway in the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876. 
Shortly before leaving Stockholm, King Oscar II, at a dinner 
which he gave to the Diplomatic body, proposed General An- 
drews' health, and among other things he said that he had been 
the most useful Minister that had ever been sent to Sweden from 
the United States. He served as Consul General of the U. S. at 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1882 to 1885. Among his legal and 
literary works are a "Digest of Opinions of the Attorney Gen- 
erals," a Treatise of the Revenue Laws of the United States, and 
he projected and edited the Official History of the Minnesota 
Troops in the Civil and Indian Wars. General Andrews m. in 
December, 1868, Mary Frances, dau. of Hon. Enos R. Baxter, 
of Central City, Col.; she d. at St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 4, 1893. 


A dau. Alice, b. in Stockholm, Sweden, res. with her father at St. Paul, 
Minn., and is a teacher in the public schools of that city. 


Henry Appleton was the grandson of Judge Robert Al- 
cock, an early settler in Deering ; m. Charlotte Cheney. 


1. Maria. 



David B., s. of Moses and Pauline (Dubee) Ash; b. in 
Weare ; was m., in H., to Minnie, dau. of Edwin and Almira 
(Stuart) Nichols, of Bradford. 


1. Eva B., b. October 11, 1889; is a teacher in the graded schools. 

2. Guy N., b. April 30, 1893; is a watch-maker in Boston. 

3. Kuth A., b. March 25, 1899; graduate of Hillsborough High School. 

Lewis, s. of Moses Ash; b. in No. Weare, Aug. n, 1874; 
m. in Antrim, June 8, 1901, to Alice M., dau. of David and Vesta 
(Corliss) Travis, b. Oct. 30, 1882. 


1. Reginald Travis, b. August 19, 1903, in H. 


Harry S., b. in Shediac, N. B., Feb. 29, 1876, is the son 
of William and Villah (Sears) Atkinson, and his grandfather's 
name was George Atkinson. He m. in Peterboro, July 6, 1904, 
Viola Bullard. 


Rev. John, A. M., son of John and Elizabeth (Blodgett) 
Atwood, was b. in Hudson, Oct. 3, 1795. He prepared for college 
with Rev. Daniel Merrill of Hudson, and was a member of Water- 
ville, Me., College from 1820 to 1824, when he grad. and studied 
for the ministry. He was ordained Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church in New Boston, in May, 1.825, to be dismissed in Febru- 
ary, 1835, following which he preached in Francestown two 
years, and then came to Hillsborough as pastor of the Baptist 
Church in February, 1837. Differences arising between himself 
and certain of his parishioners, he was dismissed in 1840, when 
he formed what was known as "The Independent Baptist 
Church" Nov. 5, 1840. Becoming interested in political matters 
he was elected as Representative to the Legislature in 1842, and 
dismissed from his clerical duties over the church August 18, 


1843. He removed to Concord and was State Treasurer and 
Chaplain of the State Prison six years. In the campaign of 
1 85 1 he was candidate for Governor, and possibly would have 
been elected had it not been for his pronounced anti-slavery 
belief. He died April 28, 1873, a man of considerable ability if 
somewhat erratic nature. He married November 28, 1826, Lydia, 
daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth Dodge of New Boston, who 
died April 9, 1886. 


1. Lydia D., b. in New Boston, October 7, 1827; d. in New Boston, 

February 7, 1909. 

2. Sarah E., b. in New Boston, December 12, 1829 ; m. John L. Blair 

and res. in Alton, 111. 


1. Annette, b. September 1, 1856. 

2. John W., b. November 30, 1858, and d. April 28, 1880 (?). 

3. Edmond H., b. November 4, 1862. 

4. Lillian, b. August 10, 1865. 

5. Sarah E., b. June 11, 1870. 

6. Edith M., b. November 6, 187—. 

3. John B., b. in New Boston, January 15, 1832 ; d. aged 3 months. 

4. Koger W., b. in New Boston, July 18, 1833 ; m. November 24, 1869, 

Emily Larcom, of Beverly, Mass. 


1. Amy L., b. February, 1878 ; res. in Chicago, 111. 

5. Anna J., b. in New Boston, March 2, 1835 ; m. Rev. J. L. A. Fish ; 

d. in Duluth, Mich., in March, 1874. 


1. Leroy A., b. June 9, 1862. 

2. Alice B., b. March 26, 1871. 

6. Mary F., b. in LL, March 26, 1837 ; d. in New Boston, November 

13, 1892. 

7. Solomon D., b. in H., May 7, 1839; m. February 4, 1864, Florence 

A., dau. of Issacher and Louisa (Emerson) Dodge of Frances- 
town. They have lived in New Boston, where they have 
passed active lives. Mr. Atwood is a trader in general mer- 
chandise, and postmaster since President Lincoln's first term, 
excepting under the administrations of Presidents Johnson 
and Cleveland, until . 



1. John A., b. December 16, 1864; d. March 3, 1S67. 

2. Lillie L., b. June 16, 1866 ; d. December 26, 1882. 

3. Myttie M., b. May 10, 1868. 

4. Emily M., b. October 7, 1869, m. Skinner, d. October 

29, 1894. 

5. Roger D., b. September 9, 1871 ; d. March 19, 1872. 

6. Annie A., b. November 24, 1S72. 

7. Florence F., b. December 20, 1874. 

8. Solomon E., b. March 18, 1877. 

9. Howard D., b. June 22, 1879. 
10. Ruby M., b. October 16, 1881. 

8. John H., b. in Concord, August 28, 1848 ; d. February 22, 1849. 

Sylvester, b. in Bridgewater, Vt., April 3, 1839 ; came to H. 
in 1859. Enlisted in Dec. 1861, at Woodstock, Vt., in Co. H. 7th 
Reg. Vt. Vols.; ret. in 1863; m. Jan. 15, 1867, Lucy Emeline 
Sawyer, only child of Enoch and Jemina (Jones) Sawyer; lived 
on Jones farm at Sulphur Hill, until Nov., 1868, when they rem. 
to the McNiel place. He was Selectman in 1894, and Represent- 
ative in 1899. His first wife d. Dec. 29, 1902, and he m. second, 
Aug. 25, 1904, Mary A. Clement, dau. of J. Dow Clement, a 
government engineer, and Vienna Dickey, both b. in Deering and 
d. in Antrim. She was a teacher in Manchester North Main 
Street school fourteen years. 



William Ayers, or Eayrs as it was spelled then, was b. 
in Scotland. Had son William, Jr., b. in North Ireland, who 
came to N. E. with his father when a young man; was among 
the first settlers of Londonderry. Their house was the first on 
English Range, one of the first frame houses in Londonderry. 
William, Jr., had son Joseph, b. in L., Nov. 4, 1728; he d. in 
1798; left a widow and 12 children. 

James, s. of Joseph and Jenat, b. Mar. 18, 1774; m. Jan. 
25, 1798, Susan Senter, of Hudson, b. April 27, 1781. He 
kept a tavern for many years on the Turnpike one mile above 
the Upper Village, which was a popular resort for travelers. He 



was Deacon of the Baptist Church from its formation until his 
death, Dec. 23, 1839. Dea. Eayrs was a genial, energetic, wide- 
awake man, whose piety no one ever questioned. 


1. Susan, b. January 9, 1799; m. Alexander Smith. (See) 

2. James, Jr., b. June 15, 1800; m. Grace. 

3. Thomas, b. December 9, 1802; d. April 18, 1803. 

4. Thomas J., b. March 31, 1805 ; d. out west April 9, 1844. 

5. Wealthy, b. January 9, 1809; m. Luke Smith, bro. of Sandy. (See) 

6. John G., b. February 8, 1811. 

7. Harriet K., b. October 1, 1822; m. Judson A. Senter. (See) 

Samuel H. was born at Eastport, Me., in 1812, and was edu- 
cated at Bowdoin College; read law with Messrs. Pierce and 
Fowler, at Concord ; was admitted to the Hillsborough County 
Bar in 1841, and immediately settled in H., becoming a very suc- 
cessful lawyer. He represented the town in the state legislature 
for 1845-6-7-8, being Speaker of the House the last two years. 
He was Judge Advocate Fourth Brigade, N. H. Militia, under 
Gen. Samuel Andrews, and was appointed Solicitor for the 
County in 1847. I n J| 85o he removed to Manchester, and he was 
one of the commission for revising the Statutes of the State. He 
died suddenly in Manchester, October 10, 1858. 


David, b. Jan. 15, 1768; came to H. from Wenham, Mass., 
about 1790; built a house at Upper Village, since res. of Dr. 
French, which he sold to Governor Pierce for $40, and then built 
another on the Franklin Gray place ; later rem. to the Nathaniel 
Johnson farm, and finally to the Lower Village ; was a black- 
smith, largely employed in making nails before the invention of 
machinery for that purpose. It is said he made the greater por- 
tion of the nails used in building the "Old Meeting House." He 
m., July, 1 79 1, Hannah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah Kimball. 


1. Isaac, b. November 19, 1791 ; d. unm. 

2. Polly, b. June 11, 1795; m. David Colby of Henniker ; d. January 

30, 1851. 


3. Hannah P., b. June 28, 1804; d. in Bradford, July 16, 1893, unm. 

She was skilled in straw working. 

4. Rebecca T., b. March 12, 1807 ; d. May 19, 1813. 


The first of this name who came to New England emigrated 
from Yorkshire, Eng., to Rowley, Mass., about 1630. He was of 
pious demeanor and, though but a boy when he made his voyage 
to this country, his companions on shipboard called upon him to 
offer up prayers for their safety in the midst of storms. He was 
interested in the building of the first mill for the manufacture of 
cloth in America. He married Ednah Holstead( ?) of Rowley ( ?) 
and died between 1647 and 1650, in the prime of manhood. 

Josiah Gordon, s. of Joseph and Anna (Rand) Bailey; b. in 
Washington, June 18, 1815; m. Sept. 4, 1838, Catherine, dau. of 
Aaron and Betsy (Cooledge) Barnes, b. Dec. 20, 1820; res. in H. 
several years, and then rem. to Delavan, III, in 1853; he d. Oct. 
21, 1892; wid. d. in 1904. 


1. Jerome B., b. May 30, 1839 ; m. July 7, 1864, Ada Noel, Pekin, 111. 

2. Henry A., b. June 1, 1842 ; m. November 3, 1868, Lettie Crabbe, of 

Dillon, 111. 

3. Emma J., b. September 6, 1847; m. November 15, 1868, Arthur 

Armington, of Atlanta, 111. ; she d. March 22, 1874. 

4. Jennie G., b. in Atlanta, 111., April 17, 1864 ; d. October 10, 1865. 

Marcus Morton, b. in Bedford, Mass., Oct. 14, 1842; 
m. Helen Melita, dau. of George Alexander and Melita (Gil- 
lingham) Thompson, b. in Antrim, June 25, 1842 ; he res. in Wil- 
ton, 1868 to 1871 ; Lyndeborough, 1872-1875; Nelson, since 1875; 
musician and member of Lafayette Artillery; w. d. Mar. 11, — . 


1. George Samuel, b. April 20, 1868. (See) 

2. Fred Morton, b. November 28, 1869; d. August 17, 1870. 

3. Addie Eveline, b. March 29, 1872, in Lyndeborough ; m. Charles A. 

Scott ; d. in Nelson, January 18, 1891. 

4. Minnie Alphena, b. April 19, 1875. 


5. Lena May, b. February 17, 1878 ; m. January 1, 1902, Frank C. 

Brockway. (See) 

6. Bessie Melita, b. April 6, 1883 ; m. Arthur H. Whitcomb, of Keene. 

George Samuel, oldest son of Marcus Morton and Helen 
Melita (Thompson) Bailey, was b. in Wilton, April 20, 1868. He 
was educated in the schools of Nelson and Hancock and College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston, Mass. Immediately upon 
receiving his diploma to practice medicine he opened an office 
in Nelson, in 1875, where he followed his profession with marked 
success for fourteen years, when he removed to Falmouth, Mass., 
in 1889, remaining there until 1905, when he settled as a physi- 
cian in Hillsborough. While he res. in both Nelson, N. H., and 
Falmouth, Mass., he served upon the school boards, and he has 
always been interested in the cause of education. 

Dr. Bailey, married June 25, 1901, Florence Mary, dau. of 
John Hubbard and Delia (Hardy) Osgood, of Nelson. 


Morton Stevens, b. in Falmouth, Mass., October 15, 1903. 

Gilman, s. of Samuel P., b. in Weare, Feb. 27, 1780, and 
Betsy Balch, and grandson of Jesse, b. in Haverhill, Mass., in 
1752, and Sarah (Philbrick) Bailey, was b. in Washington, Oct. 
16, 1804. He m. first in Hillsborough, Dec. 2, 1826, Sarah Edes; 
she d. July 18, 1847; he m. second, June 20, 1848, Lucy, dau. of 
Eber and Mary (Lewis) Barnes, of Hillsborough. Mr. Bailey 
was a lineal descendant of Richard Bailey, who came from York- 
shire, Eng., just before 1640, and settled in Rowley, Mass. He 
was a member of the company that built the first mill for the 
manufacture of cotton cloth in America. 

Samuel P. Bailey, father of Gilman, was Deacon of the 
Christian Church in Washington for several years. He wrote 
over one thousand acrostics, which he sent to many papers over 
the country. He celebrated his one hundredth birthday at the 
Town Hall, Washington, under the auspices of the Masons, of 
which lodge he was a charter member. 


Oilman d. in H., Aug. 27, 1893, aged 89 years; wid. d. Aug. 
30, ii88i, aged 64 years. Second and third child were b. in Dalton ; 
the others in Washington; three last named of second marriage. 


1. Samuel E., b. January 21, 1826 ; m. Bettie Carpenter ; d. at Con- 

cord, March 15, 1908. 

2. Gilman, b. August 5, 1830 ; d. at Dalton, March 23, 1835. 

3. Katherine E., b. August 9, 1832; m. Leonard Bussell ; d. at H., Aug. 

5, 1894. 

4. Gilman P., b. February 24, 1835; m. Clara Smith; d. at Prescott, 

Wis., May 13, 1869. 

5. Mary J., b. February 4, 1837 ; m. Dexter Bailey ; d. at Prescott, 

Wis., September 29, 1860. 

6. Hiram J., b. July 12, 1839 ; m. Samantha Wheeler, of Burlington, 

Vt., where he became a noted contractor and builder. 

7. David H., b. February 7, 1843; m. Alice McCaffety ; d. July 20, 1911. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War. 

8. Sarah M., b. May 21, 1849. 

9. Lawrence B., b. August 6, 1851 ; m. Lucelia Brockway. He was a 

successful real estate dealer, and before he removed to 
Kansas, in 1881, he was General Manager of the Etna Insur- 
ance Co., of Hartford, Conn. 

10. Elon G., b. August 27, 1853 ; m. Louis Blackwood, Excelsior, Minn. 

He was for many years among the best carpenters in Min- 
neapolis, and helped to build the Opera and Post Office blocks 
in Hillsborough. 



This patronymic is of English origin and was bestowed upon 
one following the calling it indicates. The name of John Baker, 
(I) Freeman, appears in the records of Charlestown, Mass., as 
early as 1634. 

II. Thomas Baker, s. of John, was b. in Kent, Eng. ; came to New 

England with his father, to settle in Boxbury, Mass., where 
he became an honored citizen, and a loyal friend to the Rev. 
John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. He d. January 28, 

III. John, s. of Thomas Baker, was b. in Boxbury, and d. in 1722. 

IV. Thomas, s. of John Baker, was b. May 26, 1676, in Boxbury, and 

was m. to Mary Pike (or Sarah) May 28, 1702. He m. second, 
Hannah , who d. March 6, 1776 . He had d. May 10, 1761. 

BAKER. 39 

V. Captain Joseph, son of Thomas and Sarah (Pike) Baker, was b. 

January 25, 1704, in Roxbury, Mass., and was one of the early 
settlers in Pembroke, then known as Lovewell's Town, the 
grantees having been soldiers or heirs of soldiers under the 
famous Indian fighter, Capt. John Lovewell. He m. Hannah 
Lovewell, dau. of redoubtable Captain John, and from the 
union were b. eleven children. Among the descendants came 
Hon. Henry M. Baker, congressman, and Mrs. Mary Baker 
Eddy, Mother of Christian Science. 

VI. Captain Lovewell, s. of Capt. Joseph and Hannah (Lovewell) 

Baker, was b. September 18, 1743, in Pembroke, where his life 
was spent. He m. September 25, 1766, Mary Worth. 

VII. Richard, s. of Capt. Lovewell and Mary (Worth) Baker, was b. 

February 17, 1771, in Pembroke, and m. October 27, 1793^ 
Lydia Robinson. Soon after his marriage he removed to 
Goshen, where he lived until his death. 

VIII. Lovell, s. of Richard and Lydia (Robinson) Baker, was b. Sep- 

tember 11, 1794, in Goshen, but rem. to Croj'don, where he 
was a farmer. He m. Nancy Lane, b. November 22, 1796. He 
d. in Chesterfield, in 1857. 

IX. Albert H., second son of Lovell and Nancj' (Lane) Baker, was 

b. July 14, 1825, in Croydon; m. January 27, 1852, in Concord, 
Alvira, dau. of John and Charity (Darling) Humphrey, of 
Concord. About the time of his marriage he rem. to Concord, 
and was employed in a kit factory at West Concord, to be- 
come its superintendent. But the failing health of his father 
caused him to return to Croydon, where his wife d. June 17, 
1862, aged 31 years. He d. January 25, 1863, aged 38 years. 


1. Stillman Humphrey. (See) 

2. Harriet, b. in Croydon, in 1855 ; was adopted b3 r Jesse Gibson, 

of Derry ; m. Henry C. Moore, of Lowell, Mass., where she 
lived until his death in 1918, when she ret. to Derry 
where she res. now. 

Stillman Humphrey, s. of Albert H. and Alvira (Hum- 
phrey) Baker; b. in Croydon, Sept. 28, 1853, the 10th generation 
from John Baker, Freeman, in Charlestown, Mass., in 1634. John 
Baker is said to have made the first tide water mill in New Eng- 

Left an orphan when he was 9 years of age, Stillman was 
taken into the family of his Uncle Stillman Humphrey, of Con- 
cord, where he attended school at intervals until he was 15, when 


he came to H. and worked in the general store of Dutton and 
Morse for one year and three months. He then worked three 
years for D. W. C. Newman, when he formed a partnership with 
Luther Eaton in the tailoring business. Buying out Mr. Eaton's 
interest, he entered into a partnership with John B. Tasker in the 
"Ready to Wear" clothing trade. This relationship was dissolved 
after 12 years, when Mr. Baker went to Jamaica, West Indies, 
as a cutter for an English firm. Soon ofter he removed to Port 
Limon, Costa Rica, and became connected with the Philadelphia 
Fruit Co., shipping fruit to the United States. After two years 
he returned to Hillsborough and entered into real estate and 
auctioneering business with William H. Manahan, under the firm 
name of Manahan and Baker, the firm becoming the most widely 
known and successful auctioneers in New England. 

Active in public affairs Mr. Baker has filled with marked 
ability many offices in town and state. He was tax collector of 
the town for 1889 and 1890; Selectman for 1891-1893, three 
years; County Commissioner from 1897 to 1909, twelve years, 
being Chairman of the board for six years ; he has been Modera- 
tor of all town, school and precinct meetings since 1904, to date, 
seventeen years ; he has been Overseer of the Poor for twenty-two 
years, and still holds the office. He was appointed by Governor 
Spaulding and Council in 191 5 for four years as Trustee of State 
Institutions, to serve with special reference to the State Hospital 
at Concord. He was chosen State Senator from his district, 
1914-1916. Represented Hillsborough in the State Legislature 
for the terms of 1893, 1909 and 191 1, being Chairman of Com- 
mittee of Public Instruction and last term the author of the 
"Baker Highway Bill." He was a member of the Constitutional 
Convention which met in June, 1918, and adjourned to Jan. 13, 
1920. In town he has been a member of the Water Board since 
1904 ; Trustee of the Smith Memorial Church, and member of the 
School Board for six years. He belongs to Harmony Lodge No. 
38, A. F. and A. M., and Valley Lodge No. 43, I. O. O. F., having 
filled the principal chairs of I. O. O. F. and Encampment. 

He m. Sept. 28, 1887, Mary Bell, dau. of Edwin R. and 
Emily (Bell) Abbott, of Henniker. She was b. April 20, 1861, 
and d. Jan. 27, 1919. 

BAKER. 41 


1. Albert H., b. May 6, 1890 ; ed. in H. and Tilton Academy ; m. Helen, 

dau. of Fred 0. and Rose (Hildreth) Little; res. in Medford, 

2. Dorothy E., b. May 26, 1893. 

Samuel M., s. of Daniel and Betsy (Miller) Baker, b. Feb. 
7, 1818, Princeton, Mass.; m. Feb. 26, 1846, Mary M., dau. of 
Ephraim and Lucy (Lewis) Train, of H., b. Mar. 30, 1817, and 
he came to this town and lived on a farm one half mile from 
Bridge Village, which still bears his name ; he was a machinist by 
trade; was active in organizing Valley Grange, P. of H., he and 
his wife being charter members. She d. Dec. 20, 1876, and he 
m. second, Mrs. Lizzie Goss, of Weare ; he d. April 5, 1889; wid. 
d. Oct. 4, 1892. 


1. Horace F., b. July 19, 1852 ; d. November 25, 1855. 

2. Fred L., b. November 4, 1854 ; ed. in common schools and Frances- 

town Academy ; was a member of Smith's Rifles and Corporal 
of Co. K., N. H. N. G. He m. Clara M., dau. of Mark J. and 
Sarah R. (Woods) Spaulding ; res. at Lower Village; he d. 
November 27, 1914. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Maudeine, b. December 27, 1880. 

3. Arthur T., b. April 19, 1858 ; m. December 18, 1889, Bessie Prichard, 

b. Castleton, Vt., February 6, 1861. 

rv. child. 
1. John Arthur, b. Fitchburg, Mass., December 12, 1893. 

Albert was born in Bow, N. H., Feb. 5, 1810. He graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1834 with the reputation of being one 
of the finest students who had ever attended that institution. He 
immediately came to< H. and commenced the study of law in the 
office of Franklin Pierce, with whom he continued two years, and 
for one year was in the office of Hon. Richard Fletcher of Boston, 
Mass. In 1837 ne began practice of his profession in H. in the 
office where he commenced its study, Mr. Pierce having removed 
to Concord. In 1839 ^e was chosen Representative to the Leg- 
islature and re-elected in 1840 and 1841. He died Oct. 17, 1841. 


In an appreciative review of his brilliant career Gov. Isaac Hill, 
in the New Hampshire Patriot, said of him among other things : 
"Mr. Baker was a man of uncommon promise, gifted with the 
higher order of intellectual powers, he had trained and schooled 
them by an intense and almost incessant study during his short 
life * * * Had life and health been spared him, he would have 
made himself one of the most distinguished men in the country." 


Henry, b. in Devonshire, Eng., in 1615; emigrated to New 
England reaching Charlestown, Mass., 1640; rem. to Woburn in 
1642; m. Nov. 1, 1649, Phebe, eldest dau. of Ezekiel Richardson, 
of Woburn. He was a wealthy merchant, and in 1661 built the 
"Baldwin Mansion," inherited by a descendant, Mrs. Katherine 
Rumford Baldwin Griffiths of Quebec. It is one of the attrac- 
tions of Woburn, and it was upon this farm the famous Baldwin 
apple originated. The lineal descent is as follows : 


1. Susanna, b. August 30, 1650; d. in infancy. 

2. Susanna, b. July 25, 1652. 

3. Phebe, b. September, 1654. 

4. John, b. October 28, 1656. 

5. Daniel, b. March, 1659. 

6. Timothy, b. May 27, 1661. 

7. Mary, b. July 19, 1663 ; d. in infancy. 

8. Henry, b. September 15, 1664; m. May 4, 1693, Abigail Fiske, of 

Woburn ; d. January 7, 1739. 


1. Henry, b. January 12, 1694. 

2. David, b. April, 1696; m. 


1. William, grad. Harvard College, 1748. 

2. Samuel, b. 

3. Isaac b,. Feb. 20, 1700 ; m. Mary Flagg, of Sudbury. 


1. Jeduthan, b. 1731, at Sudbury ; moved to Brookline, where 

he d. 1788; was Colonel in the Kevolutionary Army; 
was on Gen. George Washington's staff, and was one 
of the founders of the Society of Cincinnati. 

2. Isaac, b. December 12, 1738, at Sudbury, Mass. (See) 



4. Abigail, b. February 13, 1702 ; d. in infancy. 

5. James, b. July 11, 1705 ; d. at age of 4 years. 

6. Abigail, b. November 19, 1707. 

7. James, b. October 19, 1710. 


1. Loammi, b. January 10, 1745, at Woburn ; friend and cor- 
respondent of Count Kumford and projector of the 
Middlesex Canal, the earliest undertaking of that 
kind in N. E. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Loammi, Harvard, 1800; became a noted engineer 
like his father. 
8. Samuel, b. August 31, 1717. 

Capt. Isaac, b. in Sudbury, Mass., in 1738; m. Eunice Jen- 
nison, of Natick, Mass. ; came to H. in 1766, being the sixth 
family that came into town upon its second settlement. He settled 
upon the farm since known as the "Dutton Place", and he was 
also a carpenter. He had been a comrade with William and John 
Stark in the renowned company of Rangers commanded by Major 
Robert Rogers during the French and Indian War. He is said 
to have fought in twenty battles. "Smith's Annals" states that 
while framing a barn in Deering the tidings of the Battle of 
Lexington reached him, and immediately he was aroused to ac- 
tivity. Another version is the tradition which says that he was 
at work finishing the parlor in Rev. Jonathan Barnes' house at 
the Centre, and dropping his tools he hastened to his home, call- 
ing upon his friends as he went to rally to the cause of the col- 
onies. Quickly collecting a band of volunteers he set out for tne 
scene of action, and upon reaching the headquarters of the Amer- 
ican army at Cambridge he was given command of a company 
of men, attached to Col. John Stark's regiment. They were 
quartered at Medford, June 17, 1775, the day of the Battle of 
Bunker Hill. His company, with others under Maj. Andrew 
McClary were marched to the battlefield about noon. An hour 
later Captain Baldwin was mortally wounded by a musket ball, 
which lodged in his breast. He was borne from the field by two 
of his townsmen, Lt. John McNiel and James Gibson. He died 
about sunset of the same day, and after his death the bullet was 


extracted by another townsman, Lt. Ammi Andrews, who sent it 
to his widow, "a sad memento of that dire event, which made her 
a widow and her children fatherless." Captain Baldwin's death 
filled the community with grief, while sincere sympathy was 
bestowed upon the heart-stricken widow. Of a cheerful disposi- 
tion, amiable in his manners, he was a brave, patriotic man, 
esteemed by all who knew him. 


1. Eunice, b. November 8, 1763, at Litchfield. 

2. Jeduthan, b. July 21, 1766. 

3. Jeneson, b. October 6, 1768. 

4. Isaac, Jr., b. February 1, 1771. (See) 

5. Josiah, b. December 10, 1773. 

6. Robert, b. July 15, 177o, less than a month after his father's 

untimely death. (See) 

Robert, youngest s. of Captain Isaac and Eunice (Jennison) 
Baldwin; b. July 15, 1775; m. April 15, 1803, Martha, dau. of 
Jonas and Elizabeth (Merriam) Brown; he d. May 10, 1856; she 
d. Feb. 18, 1848. 


1. Elizabeth B., b. February, 1804; d. in 1823, unm. 

2. Robert M., b. June 8, 1806; m. June 30, 1835, Julia Prouty, who d. 

April 17, 1842, the mother of his first two children; he m. 
second, Lucinda W. Forbes; he d. July 27, 1884. 


1. Eliza M., b. April 28, 1838 ; d. October 4, 1817, unm. 

2. Julia A., b. May 1, 1841 ; d. September 2", 1841. 

3. William F., b. April 6, 1844 ; d. July 28, 1863, unm. 

4. Lucinda J., b. August 16, 1845 ; d. October 29, 1850. 

5. Abbie B., b. June 14, 1847 ; m. Fred Hawkins ; one child. 

6. Catherine B., b. August 31, 1848; d. November 14, 1850. 

7. Amos P., b. August 27, 1850; d. September 6, 1851. 

8. Ella W., b. March 10, 1852 ; d. September 10, 1855. 

9. Sarah P., b. July 9, 1854; m. Herbert Howard; one child. 

10. Eobert F., b. June 18, 1858 ; m. Jennie Roberts ; no children. 

11. George B., b. March 7, 1860 ; d. October 1, 1883, unm. 

12. Fred M., b. April 4, 1862 ; m. Mary McGuire, two children. 

13. Charles F., b. March 2, 1866. 

3. William F., b. January 7, 1808 ; d. same year. 

4. James F., b. June 28, 1809 ; m. April 16, 1834, Mary S. Hardy. (See) 


James F., s. of Robert and Martha (Brown) Baldwin; b. 
June 28, 1809; m. April 16, 1834, Mary S., dau. of Nahum and 
Mary (Smith) Hardy; she d. Mar. 4, 1844; he m. second, Dec. 
2, 1845, Laura H., dau. of Levi and Hannah (Buzzell) Chace, 
of Alexander; he d. June 18, 1886; she d. Feb. 28, 1897, First 
three children by first marriage. 


1. Henry, b. January 29, 1835 ; m. Elizabeth A. Richardson ; d. March 

25, 1900. 


1. James E., b. January 9, 1875. 

2. William H., b. April 11, 1876. 

2. Martha, b. May 8, 1839. 

3. Frances, b. February 19, 1844. 

4. Mary H., b. January 21, 1850. 

5. James W., b. March 7, 1851. 

Isaac, Jr., b. Feb. 1, 1771 ; m. in 1794, Hannah Caldwell, of 
Burlington, Mass. 


1. Isaac, 3d, b. November 26, 1794. 

2. Charles, b. July 27, 1797. (See) 

3. Nahum, b. February 17, 1800. (See) 

4. David, b. June 20, 1803. (See) 

5. Hannah J., b. August 16, 1805 ; m. first, April 25, 1822, John Alcock, 

of Deering. 

6. Sarah T., b. June 2, 1807; m. September 1, 1831, a Mr. Gould, of 

Nashua ; she d. August 26, 1873. 


1. Albert F., b. August 7, 1832; d. October 11, 1834. 

2. S. M. F., b. June 23, 1835. 

3. K. S. H., b. October 19, 1845. 

7. Stephen C, b. September 2, 1810. (See) 

8. Martha, b. July 16, 1812 ; m. January 22, 1831, Hiram Wilkins. 


Nahum, s. of Isaac, Jr., and Hannah (Caldwell) Baldwin; 
b. Feb. 17, 1800; m. Aug. 28, 1825, Mary A., dau. of Samuel and 
Hannah (Pitman) Barnard. He rem. from H. to Nashua in 


1833 ; thence to Manchester in 1838, and afterwards to Goffs- 
town, where he d. ; his w. d. April 26, 1874. He 

was a manufacturer; was Deacon of the Congregational Church 
at Nashua and Manchester. 


1. Isabella, b. November 16, 1826; 111. H. H. F. Meacom, of Everett, 


2. David B., b. November 21, 1828 ; m. Clara Brown ; d. in Idaho, 

January 20, 1902. 

3. Sarah A., b. May 3, 1831 ; m. Bradbury P. Cilley, of Manchester ; 

d. November 24, 1905. 

4. Lucy A., b. June 17, 1S33 ; m. B. E. Edwards, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5. Amanda M., b. in Nashua, June 8, 1836 ; m. Col. Edward C. Shirley, 


6. Samuel A., b. in Manchester, June 26, 1838 ; m. in Boston, Mass., 

July 6, 1869, Charlotte, dau. of Alanson and Bond, 

who d. in Providence, R. I., September 2, 1900. 

7. Estimate R., b. in Manchester, April 5, 1840 ; m. U. L. Ripley, New- 

ton, Mass. 

8. Mary E., b. in Manchester, February 24, 1842 ; d. April 14, 1842. 

9. Emma A., b. in Manchester, May 19, 1844; m. M. A. Ellis, Newton, 

Mass., where she d. December 1881. 

10. Clara A., b. in Manchester, April 9, 1846; d. April 19, 1849. 

David, s. of Isaac, Jr., and Hannah (Caldwell) Baldwin; b. 
June 20, 1803; m - m l &3 l > Amanda M., dau. of Jacob and Sarah 
(Ferguson) Hobbs, Hudson. He was a manufacturer; alderman 
of first City Government of Nashua ; Representative to State Leg- 
islature ; deacon of Pearl Street Church. Rem. from H. to 
Boston, thence to Nashua, where he d. Oct. 17, 1853; w id. d. 
Mar. 22, 1858, aged 49 years, and 11 months. 


1. Hannah C, b. November 10, 1831. 

2. Mary A., b. April 12, 1833. 

3. Julia A., b. December 25, 1835. 

4. William H., b. March 10, 1842. 

5. Horace C, b. January 21, 1848. 

Stephen Chapin, s. of Isaac, Jr., and Hannah (Caldwell) 
Baldwin; b. Sept. 2, 1810; m. Feb. 27, 1832, Prudence Fisher of 


Newport; set. in H., but rem. to Laconia in 1841, where he d. in 
1876. Was Deacon of the Congregational Church for many 


1. Albert G., b. October 19, 1834 ; m. Harriet Sherwin, of Rockford, 


2. Charles W., b. April 3, 1838 ; went to Laconia with his parents 

when 3 years old ; when a young man he went to Illinois, 
where he enlisted in the 1st 111. Light Artillery ; dis. in April 
1864, he then served in the 7th 111. Cavalry. After the close 
of the Civil War, he ret. to Laconia, where he held various 
offices in the city government ; was sheriff of Belknap County 
at the time of his death, December 13, 1899. He m. March 
2, 1860, Mary E. Bentley, of Mount Vernon, 111. 


1. Charles G., b. in Mount Vernon, 111., December 1, 1861. 

2. Meda B., b. in Mount Vernon, 111., April 27, 1863. 

3. James S., b. in Laconia, November 23, 1865. 

3. Ellen, b. February 17, 1843; m. Winslow O. Whipple; d. June 8, 


4. Martha A., b. August 7, 1845 ; m. Charles O. Wadsworth, of Gar- 

diner, Me.; d. August 24, 1898. 

5. Eliza J. H., b. July 26, 1849 ; m. Philetus F. Bugbee, of Gardiner, 

Me., who d. February 10, 1891, at Redlands, Calif. 

Charles was the second son of Isaac, Jr., and Hannah 
(Caldwell) Baldwin, and the grandson of Isaac Baldwin who fell 
in the battle of Bunker Hill ; b. in Burlington, Mass., July 27, 
1797; was brought to this town by his parents in 1799; educated 
in the common schools ; learned and followed the business of 
"Clothier" near the centre of the town at the outlet of Loon 
Pond; m. first, Sarah, dau. of James and Annie (Cooledge) 
Jones, who d. Nov. 2, 1844, aged 43 years ; m. second, Mrs. Bet- 
sey (Ordway) Wells, of Fisherville, N. H., May 1st, 1845. 
Moved to Greenville in 1847, where he resided until the d. of 
his second wife. Was Deacon of the First Congregationalist 
Church at H. for thirty-five years, also Deacon of church at 
Greenville about nineteen years. Was a member of the Masonic 
Fraternity. He d. at Winchendon, Mass., Oct. 23, 1887. 



1. George J., b. June 5, 1820 ; m. first, December 22, 1842, Mary C, 

dau. of Samuel and Naomi (Pond) Ordway, who d. September 
9, 1853, aged 36 years; m. second, May 13, 1858, Mary A. 
Bithell, of Brooklyn. Child of first wife, b. July 18, 1849 ; d*. 
June 6, 1850. 


1. George H., b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 9, 1859. 

2. Mary E., b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 4, 1862. 

3. H. S., b. August 16, 1864. 

2. Henry W., b. March 3, 1822 ; d. July 17, 1879, at Brooklyn, N. Y T . 

3. Elizabeth G., b. January 25, 1824 ; d. July 5, 1825. 

4. James J., b. November 11, 1827. 

5. Almira B., b. August 21, 1829; d. March 18, 1861, at Gardner, Mass. 

6. Elizabeth M., b. September 1, 1831 ; m. April 30, 1851, Wellington 

Foskett of Winehendon, Mass. 


1. Henry H., b. January 22, 1853, at Winehendon, Mass.; d. May 

23, 1853. 

2. Lorena I., b. in Manchester, Nov. 22, 1856; d. November 30, 


3. Eldora J., b. Penacook, June 15, 1859; d. January 9, 1862. 

4. James B., b. Winehendon, November 26, 1862. 

5. Hortense J., b. Winehendon, July 4, 1868. 

7. Sarah A., b. October 15, 1832 ; m. September, 1855, Silas Boyce, of 

New Ipswich. 


1. Annie, b. May 17, 1857. 

2. Fred, b. July 28, 1859; d. July 6, 1870, -at Washington, D. C., 

from being run over by U. S. Mail Express wagon. 

3. Myra, b. December 6, 1862. 

4. Josie, b. July 28, 1867. 

8. Caroline H, b. December 2, 1840; m. June 30, 1860, at Mason 

Village, Elbridge H. Howe, of New Ipswich. He d. June 4, 
1883, at Leominster, Mass. 


1. Minnie A., b. New Ipswich, December 5, 1862. 

2. Charles E., b. Leominster, Mass., June 21, 1867. 

3. Wilbur H., b. Leominster, Mass., February 21, 1870. 

9. Charles P., b. July 16, 1844; d. June 21, 1863, at Port Hudson. 



Simeon I., formerly spelled Beard, son of David and Mary 
(Ingersoll) Bard; b. in Nelson, June 2, 1797; entered Middleton 
College at an early age, but was obliged to leave after two years 
on account of the death of his father. He studied medicine at 
Francestown; came to H. in 1821, and commenced the practice 
of his profession in connection with teaching at Hillsborough 
Academy. He remained here four or five years, when he ret. to 
Francestown, where he was successful as a teacher and physician. 
He m. June 2, 1825, Lucinda S. Morse, of this town, a young 
lady brought up in the family of General McNiel. Dr. Bard rem. 
to Vt. about 1836, where he d. at Derby, June 10, 1852. He is 
said to have been one of the first homoepathic practitioners in 
New Hampshire, and the first in Vermont. 


1. Mary, b. October 10, 1827; d. August 17, 1829. 

2. Elizabeth, b. August 13, 1829 ; d. December, 1835. 

3. Loraine II., b. September 17, 1831 ; d. at Derby, Vt., September 

27, 1849. 

4. George, b. May 5, 1835 ; fitted for College at Derby, Vt. ; grad. at 

University of Vermont, 1857 ; at Andover Theological Univer- 
sity in 1860; settled and ordained at Waterford, Vt., October 
17, 1860; afterwards filled several pastorates in N. H., to set. 
in Walpole, in 1889. He m. August 1, 1861, Jerusha G. Parker, 
of Littleton ; five children. 


Otis came to H. from Stoddard with his family about 1834. 
Little is known of his antecedents or later career. Upon coming 
to H. he erected a woolen mill at the Lower Village on or near the 
site of the "Wood's house," which was burned in ; he 

also conducted a general mercantile business, until the "hard 
times" of 1837 brought him financial embarrassment in common 
with many others. 


1. William Wallace, b. in Stoddard, August 28, 1823. He was twice 
m. ; first, to Ophelia Coddington ; second, to M. Augusta , 

June 14, 1890 ; no children. He d. in Melbourne, Fla., April 
20, 1909. 


2. John, b. December 25, 1825, in Stoddard; d. November 25, 1908, 
leaving a widow but no children. 

These brothers were both engaged in railroad construction 
most of their lives. Entering the employ of Jones & Stearns, 
railroad contractors, they helped build the Northern Road from 
Concord to Lebanon, William being foreman. They also built 
the road from Nashua to Wilton. In 1849 they went to Ithaca, 
N. Y., in company with Mr. Jones and 90 New Hampshire men 
to re-build the Cayuga and Susquehanna railroad, between 
Cayuga and Oswego. Upon its completion William became road- 
master, which position he held for thirty-six years. John was 
associated in the building of the Lackawanna road, following the 
end of which work he became shipping agent, and finally con- 
ductor between Oswego and Ithaca, where he made his home and 
became the first mayor of the city; was also Director of Tomp- 
kins County National Bank, retiring from active railroad service 
in 1886, having acquired a comfortable competence, 


Elbridge G., s. of Ezra and Sallie (Pitman) Barker; b. in 
Tyngsboro, Mass., April 13, 1810; came to H. in 1822; m. Jan. 
26, 1832, Mary G., dau. of Enoch and Sally (Wheeler) Goodwin, 
b. in Londonderry, Mar. 31, 1814. He was a farmer and lived 
in the north part of the town; wife d. Dec. 13, 1870; he d. 
; was blind several years before his death. 


1. Enoch G., b. July 31, 1832 ; m. first, July 3„ 1856, Mrs. Adeline E. 

Sargent, dau. of James and Mary (Fisk) Mann; they had a 
dau. Ida E., b. March 30, 1857 ; d. April 16, 1873 ; he m. second, 
Ellen L., dau. of Bella F. and Cynthia Jones, b. in Irasburg, 
Vt., April 26, 1837 ; res. in Nashua. 

2. Sarah P., b. August 19, 1834; m. March 10, 1856, Charles S. Frary, 

of Hinsdale. 

3. Mary J., b. March 22, 1838; m. December 16, 1860, John, s. of 

Harvey and Abigail Spaulding, b. in Newbury, October 7, 
1834 (?), where she d. October 14, 1880. 


1. Freeman, b. May 14, 1862. 

2. Harlon, b. August 22, 1863. 



3. Gertrude, b. July 20, 1866. 

4. Eugene, b. July 2, 1868 ; d. June 2, 1870. 

5. Mary C, b. July 28, 1869. 

6. Fred C, b. December 28, 1873 ; d. February 27, 1882. 

7. Loren N., b. November 12, 1875. 

8. Viola E., b. December 20, 1877. 

4. David G., b. March 30, 1841 ; served in the 7th Eeg., N. H. Vols., In 

the Civil War ; d. from disease contracted in the army, Sep- 
tember 8, 1888. 

5. Hannah G, b. June 22, 1843 ; m. March 17, 1863, David A. Travis, 

of Deering, where she d. May 19, 1863. 

6. Susan A., b. February 15, 1846; m. October 3, 1872, George N., s. 

of Joshua and Mary J. (Jones) Goodwin, of Londonderry. 


1. Elbridge N., b. March 21, 1874, in Londonderry. 

2. Agnes S., b. March 20, 1877, in Londonderry. 

3. Martha J., b. in Henniker, October 4, 1878. 

7. Eugene T., b. February 19, 1848 ; m. June 17, 1869, Jennie P., dau. 

of John and Sally S. (Savory) Eussell, of Sutton, where they 


1. Winnie A., b. July 19, 1870. 

2. Marvin S., b. November 14, 1874. 

3. Willie G., b. June 26, 1879. 

4 Sadie M., b. August 27, 1881, in Coburn. 

8. Georgianna, b. March 12, 1852; m. at H., September 21, 1880 Sewell 

Chase, s. of Elijah and Mary J. (Breed) Huntington, b. in 
Henniker, May 5, 1856 ; she d. in Warner, June 11, 1899, very 


1. Eva M., b. December 26, 1885 ; res. in Henniker ; m, February 
6, 1904, Sharon, son of Ozias and Hannah Maria (Hoyt) 
Jameson of Warner, N. H. ; b. September 13, 1879 ; res. 
in Henniker ; mechanic. 


1. Roberta May, b. August 11, 1905 ; d. same day. 

2. Theron Sewell, b. October 22, 1906. 

3. Ula May, b. August 9, 1909. 

4. Eoland, b. November 15, 1911. 

5. Helen Louise, b. October 10, 1913. 

6. Earl Huntington, b. April 28, 1915. 


Miles C, s. of Moody M. and Nancy (Bixby) Barker; b. 
in Antrim, July 15, 1832; m. Sept. 29, 1859, Sarah Jane, dau. of 
Robert and Claora (Goodale) Carr. He res. in H. from 1861 to 
1871, when he rem. to Nashua, where he d. Oct. 15, 1908; wid. d. 
Dec. 2, 1910. 


1. Carrie C, b. February 2, 1865. 

2. Jennie H., b. July 5, 1869. 


One of the oldest surnames in English history. One John, 
b. in Plymouth about 1600, became a merchant and gentleman, 
and emigrated to New England in 1633, to settle in Roxbury, 
Mass. Same year, Sept. 12, he m. Mary Plummer. In 1637 he 
volunteered for service in the Pequot War, and saw some hard 
campaigning. The records show that he sold his property in 
Roxbury June 17, 1656. His w. d. June 2, 1651 or 1661. His 
will was dated Mar. 6, 1677-8. 


1 . John, date of birth unknown ; d. September 25, 1648. 

2. Mary, date of birth unknown ; m. Robert Marshall. 

3. Lydia, b. April 24, 1647. 

Thomas, probably a nephew of above named John ; b. in 
Plymouth, Eng., about 1636; came to New England on the 
vessel Speedwell in May, 1656. He m. in 1663 Abigail, dau. of 
Thomas Goodnow, and settled the same year on land bought of 
Jonathan Johnson in Marlboro, Mass. They had several 
children, among them John (II), who had a s. Daniel (III), and 
the last had a s. Frederick (IV), who had a s. Asa (V), b. in 
Marlboro- June 28, 1754; he m. April 20, 1780, Matilda, dau. 
of Alpheus and Millicent (Howe) Woods, b. Jan. 19, 1757. This 
couple rem. to Hillsborough within two years and settled in the 
vicinity of Stowe Mountain. 


1. Eber, b. February 21, 1781. (See) 

2. Lucy, b. November 2, 1782 ; m. September 23, 1806, Solomon, s. of 

Otis Howe. (See) 


3. Betsy, b. Mar. 28, 1784; m. Stephen Eolf. (See) 

4. Daniel, b. November 28, 1785 ; d. January 9, 1800. 

5. Aaron, b. December 9, 1787; m. Betsy Cooledge. (See) 

6. Moses, b. November 21, 1790 ; m. Sally Bailey ; d. December 26, 


7. Polly, b. October 16, 1793; d. February 11, 1795. 

8. Samuel W., b. April 15, 1796 ; m. Mary Moore. 

9. Asa, b. June 7, 1798 ; m. Isabel Caldwell, of Amherst. 

Eber (Asa, Frederick, Daniel, John, Thomas) ; b. in Marl- 
boro, Mass., Feb. 21, 1781 ; was a carpenter, wheelwright and 
farmer; res. on the old homestead near Stowe Mountain. He 
m. Jan. 30, 1806, Mary, dau. of Gideon and Lucy (Lewis) Adams 
of Henniker, b. in that town Aug. 27, 1786. This couple were 
both members of the Baptist Church ; rem. to Grantham in 1816, 
where they d. 


1. Cyrus S., b. Aug. 26, 1807; m. August 18, 1831, Cynthia Bailey, of 

Washington. He was a carpenter ; res. several years at 
Nashua and elsewhere ; d. at Concord, March 22, 1864 ; wid. 
m. second, Justus Pike (See) ; she d. in Windsor. 

2. George W., b. July 15, 1809 ; m. April 3, 1838, Elizabeth D., dau. 

of Israel and Lydia (Beed) Proctor, of E. Washington; he 
was a farmer ; rem. to Wis., where he became an Advent 
preacher ; d. September, 1879. 

3. Eliza, b. March 28, 1811 ; d. June 18, 1838, unm. 

4. Mary, b. April 14, 1813; m. June 3, 1835, Israel Proctor, Jr., of 

Washington; she d. in that town, January 17, 1878. 

5. Lawrence, b. June 8, 1815. Leaving home when 20 years old, he 

learned the carpenter's trade, and worked five or six years 
for J. & E. Baldwin, Manufacturers of spools and bobbins, at 
Nashua and in Saco, Me. He then engaged in the lumber 
business, buying 10,000 acres of primitive growth near the 
headwaters of the Saco river in the White Mountains, in 
which venture he was successful, as well as in other invest- 
ments of the kind and miscellaneous industries. In 1854 he 
rem. to Burlington, Vt., becoming deeply interested in that 
town's progress. Elected to the State Legislature in 1864 
and 1865, he was largely instrumental in obtaining a city 
charter, and when the first municipal government was 
formed, he was chosen on the Board of Aldermen. He was 
an active member of the Baptist Church, and liberal in his 
support of that and all charitable societies. He m. May 20, 
1841, Lucinda Farmer. He d. at Burlington, June 21, 1886. 


6. Lucy, b. in Burlington, June 19, 1817 ; m. July 2, 1848, Gilman 

Bailey. (See) 

7. Charles E., b. June 21, 1821 ; m. September 17, 1850, Mary Ann 

Proctor ; d. November 2, 1866, at River Falls, Wis. 

Aaron, s. of Asa and Matilda (Woods) Barnes; b. Dec. 9, 
1787; m. Mar. 31, 1816, Betsy, dau. of Uriah and Sarah (Cur- 
tice) Cooledge ; succeeded to his father's homestead ; was an 
active member of the Baptist Church for many years ; d. Dec. 
10, 1870; wid. d. Aug. 15, 1880. 


1. Henry, b. January 2, 1817 ; d. at Scituate, Mass., March 20, 1882, 


2. Augustus, b. September 17, 1818. (See) 

3. Catherine, b. December 4, 1820; m. Josiah G. Bailey. (See) 

4. Francis, b. August 23, 1822 ; d. July 23, 1825. 

5. Maria, b. January 12, 1827; m. Edgar Hazen. (See) 

6. Sarah M., b. August 10, 1828; m. William McNiel. (See) 

7. Moses C, b. August 21, 1835 ; d. at Atwater, 111., September 9, 

1874, unm. 

8. Emily, b. May 9, 1838; m. Charles Gibson. (See) 

Augustus, s. of Aaron and Betsy (Cooledge) Barnes; b. 
Sept. 17, 1818; m. May 13, 1841, Mary A., dau. of John and 
Maria (Cheney) Severance, of Bradford. He res. for a short 
time in Newport, also Plymouth, but rem. to Tilton in 1856, 
where he kept hotel and livery stable. His wife d. July 4, 1866; 
he d. Feb. 6, 1887. 


1. Ann M., b. March 9, 1842; d. in Tilton, unm. 

2. Lizzie S., b. November, 1843 ; m. first, A. L. Melvin, who was 

drowned ; she m. second, E. L. Wolfe ; res. in Boston. 

3. John L., b. January, 1847; d. in Tilton, in 1856. 

4. Louisa C, b. May, 1849 ; m. George W. Sawyer ; res. in Franklin. 


1. Gust B. Sawyer. 

2. Enos L. Sawyer. 

5. Kate M., b. November 19, 1851 ; m. W. P. Fletcher ; res. in Tilton. 


1. Ethel Fletcher. 

6. George H., b. August, 1856 ; res. in Franklin. 


Rev. Jonathan. In the days of the pioneers the most distin- 
guished and exalted person of the town, was usually the minister, 
or parson as he was frequently known. According to the probity 
and intelligent endeavor of this individual was measured the 
progress and happiness of a community. In those times of 
sterling integrity men of strong character were in the majority 
among the ministry, and New Hampshire owes much to these 
early divines. With her sister towns Hillsborough was equally 
fortunate. Her first settled minister was Rev. Jonathan Barnes, 
who deserves more than a passing notice. 

Descended from the same ancestry as the line of the family al- 
ready briefly traced, we find that his father was named Jonathan, 
and the son of John Barnes and grandson of Thomas, who came 
to live in Marlboro, Mass., about 1663. Jonathan, Jr., as we 
should write his name now, born in Marlboro, Dec. 26, 1749, 
early showed an aptitude for study, and when barely twenty-one 
he had graduated from Harvard College. Nov. 25, 1772, he was 
ordained to "take the charge and oversight of the Church and 
flock of Christ in this town." The services were held in the barn 
of Lieut. Samuel Bradford on Bible Hill. This barn was burned 
by lightning in July, 1,83 1. 

Col. John Hill, the godfather of the town, had already 
donated two hundred acres of land for the benefit of religious 
teachings, and this generous gift came into the Rev. Jonathan's 
jurisdiction the following year, and he began the construction of 
a dwelling for himself and family. Built according to the ar- 
chitecture of the day, this house was a large, square, two-story 
mansion, which is still standing in a good state of preservation 
and owned by a lineal descendant, Mr. Theodore Barnes, and 
occupied by him as a summer residence. 

For several years the salary of Mr. Barnes was not sufficient 
to support his family, and he was actively engaged in helping 
clear the land and working in various ways to add to his income. 
In Vol. I the story of building the meeting house has been told 
fully, so we may only briefly refer to the matter here. In the 
interval between the first vote to build the house in 1773 and its 
completion in 1779 services were held at various places and with 
varying regularity, the most common meeting place being in the 
Barnes' kitchen — a roomy, old-fashioned apartment. No doubt 


services were held in the meeting house before it was finished, 
as witness the family tradition that Mr. Barnes at one time went 
home with his boots full of water which had fallen upon him 
during a violent shower. For several years after the house of 
worship was completed, on account of inability to heat the church 
room, meetings were held during the coldest days of winter in 
Mr. Barnes' kitchen. 

In the summer of 1803 the useful career of this good man 
was suddenly ended by a stroke of lightning, which prostrated 
him while he was out riding. He was so far paralyzed that find- 
ing himself unable longer to perform his duties, he resigned very 
much to the regret of his parishioners. He lived, however, nearly 
two years, passing into that higher life of which he had long and 
earnestly been the exponent on Aug. 3, 1805. The original meet- 
ing house in which Mr. Barnes preached was located where the 
cemetery at the Centre now is, and his grave was made exactly 
where the pulpit stood. 


In the name of God amen, I Jonathan Barnes of Hillsborough in 
the County of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire being of 
perfect mind and memory thanks be to God and knowing it is ap- 
pointed onto all men once to die do therefore commit my spirit to God 
that gave it and my body to the grave in decent burial at the descre- 
tion of my Executor of this my last Will and testament trusting in a 
reunion at the general resecuretion 

And as to such worldly estate at it hath pleased God to bless me 
with I dispose of in the following manner 

Imprimis. I give bequeath to Abigail my beloved wife one third 
part of all my estate for her use and improvement so long as she shall 
remain my widow or otherwise that she have the free and full posses- 
sion use and improvement of the east end of the dwelling house and 
cellar and that she have two good cows kept on the farm for her use 
and six good sheep that she be supplied with fifteen pounds of good 
flax yearly — as much good beef Pork poultry and fish togeth with every 
kind of sauce which is ordinarily raised on the farm as may be 
necessary for her support one third of the cyder and apples, that she 
may be supplied with wood and water, and in sickness that she be 
provided with physic and proper nursing — that she have the use of 
all the household furniture till Nabby shall arrive at the age of 
eighteen years, unless she shall sooner have occasion to call for some 
part thereof and what part shall then be divided unto her I leave at 


the descretion of my beloved wife, and that she be always provided 
with a horse and saddle at her request and that my wife together with 
my children now under the age of twenty one years have free liberty 
to sit in my Pew in the meeting house my wife as long as she is able 
to enjoy it the children till they shall arrive to the age of twenty 
one years. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Jonathan my beloved son fifty 
dollars a note signed by him January 28, 1802 for the sum of one 
hundred & forty dollars & thirty four cents, he being considered 
having received nearly his share before the remainder to be paid if 
called for by me or his mother 

Item- - I give and bequeath to Joseph C. Barnes my beloved son 
the remainder of the Graveslot which is not now deeded away & that 
he come into possession thereof in seven years after my decease he 
haveing received scarcely his share before 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Barnes 

all my land & tenements lying in Hillsboro and Deering all my build- 
ings except the old school house and all my husbandry tools the Clock 
now in the house what stock may in my possession at my decease 
excepting the obligation for sheep given to the children John Cyrus 
Nabby and Henry's & this my beloved son Samuel I constitute & ap- 
poent the sole Executor of this my last will & testament & that he 
raise out of my estate & pay all my just debts, collect all my just 
dues & that he pay to my beloved son Luther Barnes seventy five 
dollars in stock or money at my decease, also that he pay to my 
beloved sons John Barnes Cyrus Barnes & Henry Barnes five hundred 
dollars to each when they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years 
— the said Samuel receiving the profits of their labour excepting John 
if he should be employed in teaching a school weeks in the winters 
that he have the benefit of his own time. 

Cyrus have the priviledge of school in center class Henry be kept 
to school as much as may be while under age of fourteen after that 
the priviledge of the usual school in the middle of the Town & if he 
should chose to study phj'sic that he" have liberty to go to study with 
some skilful physician at the age of nineteen years & then receive 
but three hundred dollars & that Samuel find each of these children 
with decent apparel according to their age & quality till they shall 
severally arrive at the age of twenty one years my pew in the meeting 
house I give to Samuel 

Item I give and bequeath to Nabby my beloved daughter 

thirty dollars in cash all my household furniture at her mother's 1 
decease, the sheep now in Abraham Andrews keeping said sheep to be 
kept for her at the usual interest for sheep let and also one good cow 
when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or sooner if called 
for to be delivered by Samuel 


My books to be equally divided among my children — my wearing- 
apparel to be divided equally among all my sons — my right in the 
social Library I give to my son Joseph C. Barnes 

This I ratify & confirm as my last Will and testament in Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twentieth day of 
April in the year of Lord on thousand eight hundred and four 
Signed sealed published & pronounced 
by him Jona Barnes as his last will & 
testament in the presence of us 
Abraham Kimball 

John Gilbert Jonathan Barnes 

Silas Dutton 


Chs. H. Atherton Kegs. 

The Rev. Mr. Barnes was a single man when he came into 
the sparsely settled community of Hillsborough to take up his 
life, and it was not until he had seen work well begun upon the 
new meeting house that he took unto himself a wife to share his 
burdens and assist him in his good work. He married Dec. 14, 
1774, Abigail Curtis, of Sudbury, Mass., who proved a worthy 
companion and helpmeet of so worthy a man. She was born 
May 22, 1755, an d lived until Dec. 8, 1838, when she bade a long 
adieu to a wide circle of friends and loved ones. 


1. William, b. December 26, 1775 ; d. August, 22, 1S55. 

2. Jonathan, b. March 25, 1778 ; m. April 22, 1802, Betsy Taggart ; d. 

April 26, 1817. 

3. Joseph Curtis, b. April 24, 1780; m. May 4, 1802, Sally Delleway ; 

he was a merchant ; d. March 13, 1817. 

4. Samuel, b. June 9, 1782. (See) 

5. Luther, b. August 1, 1784. 

6. John, b. December 30, 1786 ; d. at sea, Axigust 21, 1811. 

7. Cyrus, b. January 14, 1789 ; d. August 9, 1818, at Porto Kico. 

8. Abigail, b. May 1, 1791; m. Rev. John Lawton. (See) 

9. A dau. b. January 9, 1793 ; d. same day. 

10. Henry, b. June 28, 1794; d. May 1, 1795. 

11. Henry, b. June 19, 1796 ; d. June 13, 1864. 

Samuel, s. of Rev. Jonathan and Abigail (Curtis) Barnes; 
b. in H. Jan. 1782; m. Jan. 2, 1805, Nancy Taggart; was a mer- 
chant in town and became Captain of the militia; an industrious 
and enterprising citizen. He d. Oct. 21, 1822. 




1. Samuel Gilman, b. January 11, 1806. (See) 

2. Elmira Flagg, b. September 20, 1807 ; m. January 15, 1829, Daniel 

H. Dean. 

3. John, b. August 22, 1813 ; m. November 29, 1838, Sarah A. Locke. 

4. Henry Hammond, b. October 17, 1815 ; m. October 9, 1837, Clarissa, 

dau. of Thomas and Clarissa (Beard) Wilson; rem. to Lowell, 
Mass., in 1829, where he engaged in the business of merchant 
tailor; was deacon of High Street Church; d. March 3, 1899. 


1. Henry W., b. March 12, 1854. 

2. Samuel T., b. December 30, 1855. 

5. Elizabeth, b. August 15, 1817; m. December 12, 1839, George 


6. Sarah Jane, b. August 12, 1819. 

Samuel Gilman, s. of Samuel and Nancy (Taggart) 
Barnes; b. Jan. n, 1806; ed. in the common schools and Hills- 
borough Academy; when 17 years of age he went to Boston, 
Mass., and found employment in the store of Samuel Train & 
Co., where he remained two years, following which he ret. to H. 
and bought the homestead of his father and grandfather, the 
Rev. Jonathan Barnes. After ten years he leased the farm and 
was employed in the store of John Gilbert, Boston. In 1842 he 
came back to H. and opened a general store at the Centre, in 
which business he continued until 1857 and in 1859 he obtained 
a situation in the old Boston Bank, which he retained until 1865. 
Then he came back to the "old farm", where he res. until his 
death July 9, 1886. He served the town as Representative to the 
Legislature 1 849-1851 inclusive; was a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention of 1850, and was Town Treasurer for several 
years. He m. first, Nov. 1, 1827, Betsy dau. of Jeremiah and 
Betsy (Baker) Dutton, b. Aug. 21, 1,810; she d. Mar. 26, 1856; 
he m. second, July 10, 1856, Mrs. Nancy Priest (Cooledge) 
Perkins, b. Jan. 12, 1806; he d. July 9, 1886; she d. Jan. 2, 1887. 


1. Samuel Curtis, b. March 20, 1831 ; m. June 7, 1855, Ellen J., dau. 
of Samuel and Esther J. (Pearson) Morgan, of Nashua; after 
farming a few years he opened a drug store at Bridge Vil- 
lage ; later rem. to Nashua ; d. at Nelson, October 4, 1860. 


1. Charles S., b. May 9, 1856 ; grad. at Nashua High School, class 
of '75 ; entered Dartmouth College in 1879 ; d. at Hanover, 
December 26, 1879. 

2. Caroline Mead, b. June 3, 1833 ; m. Gilman C. Shattuck, of Nashua; 

d. 1860. 

3. Martha Adeline, b. November 16, 1842 ; d. November 16, 1842. 

4. Adeline Dutton, b. March 1, 1844; d. August 8, 1861. 

5. Lizzie M., b. March 2, 1857 ; m. April 9, 1878, Charles D. Proctor, b. 

in E. Washington, February 22, 1866 ; she d. May 30, 1881. 


1. Clarence B. Proctor, b. January 1, 1880 ; m. Hattie Isabelle 


1. Bernice Jane, b. January 10, 1902. 

2. Gladys Maria, b. March 10, 1903. 

6. Theodore, b. in Boston, Mass., December 13, 1862 ; ed. in the schools 

of Hillsborough ; engaged in Insurance and Real Estate busi- 
ness in Boston ; m. December 31, 1886, Charlotte Ann, dau. of 
James and Jane (Barter) Commons, b. in Marion, 111., Febru- 
ary 14, 1864. 


1. James Gilman, b. October 23, 1887 ; m. December 31, 1912, 

Helen Loring, b. in Boston, Mass., July 21, 1887. 

2. Frances Estelle, b. September 19, 1889. 

3. Clarence Easterbrook, b. July 23, 1892. 

4. Theodore Stanley, b. June 6, 1895 ; d. January 1, 1901. 

5. William Curtis, b. January 26, 1900 ; d. August 8, 1900. 


1. Marshall Curtis, b. in Boston, February 17, 1914. 

2. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. in H., August 3, 1915. 


Jonathan, b. in Wilmington, Mass., April 4, 1770, was the 
son of Thomas Baxter, a Revolutionary soldier, who d. of small 
pox while in the service; his wife was Abigail P. Wilkins of 
Mont Vernon, b. Oct. 26, 1773. They lived several years in New 
Boston, and Francestown, before coming here about 181 7, living 
on a farm in the east part of the town. His w. d. Aug. 1, 1853 ; he 
d. Sept. 9, 1862. 



1. Fannie E., b. December 28, 1798; d. in Deering, March 31, 1869, 


2. Levi B., b. January 30, 1801 ; succeeded to the homestead in H., 

living with his parents and sister Fannie ; d. October 12, 

3. Elizabeth L., b. April 11, 1803 ; m. March 31, 1829, Kobert P. Creas- 

sey, of Bradford ; d. in Deering, 1887. 

4. Enos Knight, b. in Francestown, April 20, 1805 ; worked in factory 

at Bridge Village when young and rem. to Boston, Mass., 
where he was "shipping merchant" with store on India 
wharf ; ret. to H. in 1837 ; went to California in 1849, and 
upon his ret. kept a store in Bradford in company with his 
bro. Moses E. ; went to Colorado in 1860, where he d. January 
1, 1889. He m. first, Annice Grimes, who d. in 1861 or '62 ; 
m. second, Louisa, dau. of David J. and Nancy (Wilson) 


1. Sarah J. 
2-3. Mary F. and James G., twins. Mary F. m. Gen. C. C. An- 
drews. (See) 

5. Jonathan, Jr., b. in Francestown, Aug. 3, 1807; merchant in 

Boston, Mass., where he m. Eliza Snow ; d. August 2, 1834. 

6. William B., b. Francestown, March 6, 1810; m. first, 1838, Judith 

Mears, of Stanstead, Can., who d. in Boston, 1830 ; m. second, 
1850, Angeline Parker, of H. ; rem. to Mt. Sterling, 111., 1840, 
where he d. Mar. 10, 1891. 


1. William M., b. in Boston, 1839, a physician at Mt. Sterling, 

111. ; m. Ella Horsman, and had issue, Frederick, Mabel, 
and Bertha. 

2. Abbie, b. December, 1842 ; m. Jefferson Frye ; res. in Mt. Sterl- 

ing, 111. Their children were Nellie, Balph, Leonard, Levi, 

b. March 2, 1862 ; m. Elizabeth Glass. 
7. Moses E., b. September 7, 1812, in Francestown ; m. August 14, 
1834, Elizabeth Howe, of Warner; in trade for a number of 
years at Bradford ; rem., 1857, to Griggsville, 111., where he 
farmed and kept a meat market ; d. October 18, 1891. 


1. Edwin W., b. July 9, 1837 ; m. March 8, 1857, Helen M. Harvey, 
Warner ; rem. to Griggsville, 111., same year, where he d. 
February 16, 1892 ; wid. d. February 25, 1896. 



1. Mary E. ; 2. Helen M. ; 3. Emma F. ; 4. Harvey E. ; 
5. George E. ; 6. Arthur. 

8. Lydia B., b. Francestown, October 11, 1814 ; m. October 6, 1840, 
Isaac A. Hatch. (See) 


This patronymic in olden times was spelled Bard and so 
pronounced, with the "e" occasionally added, until this letter be- 
came a fixture. The first to bear the name in town was Elijah 
Beard, or Bard as it is generally given on the old records, who 
came here from Wilmington, Mass., in 1785, and settled on the 
farm that has borne his name until very recently and occupied 
by descendants. He was a man of great energy and persever- 
ance. Active in public affairs, he served as Town Clerk and chair- 
man of the Board of Selectmen for three years, and otherwise 
as Selectman for six years more, while he represented the town 
in the Legislature five years. 

It is related that on reaching this tract of land which he had 
purchased through the agency of a relative, he found it an un- 
broken wilderness, and when a small clearing had been made and 
seed time had arrived his garner and exchequer were both equally 
empty. Nothing daunted, however, like all brave men and wom- 
en, of those times, who submitted to defeat under no circum- 
stances he shouldered a bag for corn, pocketed his wife's shoe 
buckles for currency and made his way on foot guided by blazed 
trees to Amherst, exchanged the cherished -buckles for a bushel of 
corn, with which he returned to his patiently waiting wife and 
children. This same corn was planted and in due course of time 
it sprang up, and reached maturity with a promise of abundant 
increase, but between this and its ripening for harvest it must be 
protected from the ravages of lawless bears, which duty fell upon 
the fearless wife. Filling the fists of her little ones — too tender 
to trust outside the sheltering walls of their miniature cabin — 
with bread well saturated in West Indies molasses, nearly the only 
luxury in the way of sweets in which people of those times could 
afford to indulge, the brave mother would sally forth several 

BEARD. 63 

times each day for her only weapon a stout stick. To the con- 
fusion and routing of the cowardly thieves. In this she never 
failed of success and her faithful watchfulness was rewarded by 
a plenteous harvest. 

He was the s. of Ebenezer, Jr., (Ebenezer, Andrew), b. in 
Wilmington, Mass., Sept. 3, 1765 ; m. Mar. 17, 1785 (the same 
year he came to H.), Phoebe, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah 
(Hopkins) Jones, of the same town. He d. Oct. 5, 1814; wid. d. 
Oct. 10, 1856. 


1. Phoebe, b. in Wilmington, Mass., May 31, 1786 ; m. September 8, 

1807, George Kaymond, of Mont Vernon. 

2. Catherine, twin of Phoebe ; m. Robert Fulton, of Bradford ; d. in 

H., December 25, 1878. 

3. Elijah, b. March 29, 1787. 

4. Clarissa, b. May 12, 1789; m. May 4, 1806, Thomas Wilson. (See) 

5. David J., b. January 12, 1792 ; m. December 19, 1815 ; Nancy Wil- 

son; d. March 19, 1822. 

6. Nabby, b. May 2, 1794; m. May 30, 1815, Luther Andrews. (See) 

7. Thirza, b. January 25, 1797 ; d. in infancy. 

8. Jonathan. (See) 

9. Ira, b. May 4, 1801 ; d. October 14, 1822, unm. 

10. Mark, b. May 31, 1806; m. ; d. August 9, 1840. 

David J. (Elijah), b. Jan. 12, 1792; m. Dec. 19, 1815, 
Nancy Wilson (sis. of Thomas Wilson) of Deering. 


1. Edwin, b. November 11, 1817 ; d. at sea unm. 

2. Eodney, b. June 17, 1819 ; d. unm. 

3. Louisa, b. June 17, 1821 ; m. Enos Baxter ; lived and d. at Upper 


Jonathan, s. of Elijah and Phoebe (Jones) Beard; b. Dec. 
29, 1798; m. Sept. 7, 1824, Jane, dau. of Alexander Wilson, 
of Deering. He remained on the homestead and built a saw and 
grist mill upon the stream which runs through the farm; he was 
largely instrumental in laying out and building what is known as 
the "Beard Road," leading from the foundry towards E. Wash- 
ington. He built a house and barn at the intersection of that 
road with the one leading from the Upper Village and the Centre, 


which were burned in . He was Town Clerk three years, 

and Selectman four years. He d. April 20, 1846, and his wid. 
m. Jan. 30, 1848, Nathaniel Woods, who lived upon the farm, 
and d. Jan. 17, 1890. She d. April 25, 1887. 


1. Sarah Jane, b. April 15, 1827 ; d. April 10, 1828. 

2. Harriet N., b. December 21, 1834; m. May 20, 1855, Charles L. 

Hartwell. (See) 

3. Lucy O., b. June 10, 1837 ; m. October 16, 1872, Calvin O. Bailey, b. 

North Anson, Me. ; res. for fifteen years in Somerville, Mass. ; 
lived since at Melrose. One s. George A., b. June 25, 1878. 


Moses, 3rd, s. of Moses, Jr., Moses, Gregory Belcher, was b. 
Mar. 8, 1715-16; m. Eunice, dau. of Experience and Remember 
(Bourne) Mayhew, of Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, b. April 

4. 1716; lived in Braintree, Mass. His maternal grandfather was 
Samuel Sarson. 


1. Eunice, b. December 25, 17o6. 

2. Lucy, b. March 2, 1738-9. 

3. Capt. Sarson, b. June 21, 1741 ; m. March 24, 1763, Fenton (some- 

times given as Fanny), dau. of Capt. John and Elizabeth Hill, 
b. March 7, 1742-3, and d. August 25, 1793 ; he d. December 24, 
1794. (For issue see N. E. Hist, and Gen. Eegister, vol. 60, pp. 
125, 243.) Captain Belcher settled in Boston in the business 
of a hatter, joined the Ancient and Honourable Artillery 
Company in 1765. He was a Captain in Colonel Hatch's regi- 
ment of Boston Militia in the Eighth Co. during the Revolu- 
tion. He was a son-in-law of Colonel Hill. 


Hiram, s. of Thomas and Mary (Giles) Bell of Deering; 
b. Mar. 16, 1803; m. Dec. 19, 1832, Mary French, b. Aug. 28, 
1813 in Hancock; popular landlord in Henniker; presided at 
Profile House for seven seasons ; at the Crawford house for a 
time ; and at the Pemigewasset House at Plymouth for a number 
of years ; exceedingly genial and made a host of friends ; d. Feb. 
27, 1871. 



1. George E., b. May 15, 1834, in Antrim; in. December 4, 1862, Susan 

J. Thompson ; hotel keeper in Boston ; capable and popular ; 
alderman of Boston ; several years in custom house ; d. in 
April, 1880. 

2. Mary E., b. August 21, 1837, in Henniker ; m. February 20, 1860, 

Col. Edwin R. Abbott. 

3. Ellen A., b. May 4, 1845, in Henniker ; m. July 1, 1873, Solon New- 



James M., s. of Moses and Mary (Tucker) Bennett; b. in 
Sandown, Nov. 14, 1809; came to H. in 1828 and lived at the 
Centre, with the exception of three years in Springfield, Mass. 
He was a house and carriage painter. Married May 8, 1834, 
Sarah, dau. of William and Rhoda (Symond) Howard. 


1. Anne E., b. October 21, 1835, at Springfield, Mass. ; m. William B. 

Abbott, of Manchester. 

2. Harlan Page, b. March 11, 1837 (?). He was lieutenant in the 12th 

Begiment, Mass. Vols, in the Civil War. Married first, Emma 
Plasdail, who lived three years ; m. second, Delia Christian, 
who lived two years ; m. third, Josephine Lightall, by whom 
he had two children, Josie L. and Harlan LeGrand. He d. in 
New Ipswich, June 25, 1882. 

3. Mary C, b. November 22, 1842; m. Charles F. Wilson, of New 


4. Sarah F., b. April 4, 1847; m. Frank E. Gale; res. in Aurora, 111. 

5. James W., b. March 9, 1855 ; m. Emma Peebles ; res. in Aurora, 111. 

Daniel, m. Hannah Lowell. 


1. Betsey, b. December 29, 1793 ; m. Moses Codman. 

2. Lucy, b. February 24, 1795 ; m. Jonas Smith. 


1. Daniel B., m. Mary H. Goodale, May 16, 1843 ; d. March 9, 1848. 

3. Hannah, b. August 17, 1798 ; d. May 25, 1823. 

4. Daniel, b. August 8, 1801 ; d. 



John, Thomas, James and Eleazer, landed in Dover in 
1620, according to family tradition. These brothers were great 
Indian fighters, especially Thomas, who lived on Oyster River, a 
branch of the Pascataqua. He lived in a garrison, and at one 
time, expecting an Indian attack, he sent his family by boat down 
the river, and defended the place alone. Ninety-one persons were 
killed or taken prisoners at this period. 

Thomas, a descendant of John, settled on Putney Hill in 
Hopkinton, and served as soldier under Col. John Stark in the 
expedition against Ticonderoga. He had four sons : Samuel, 
John, Joseph and Thomas. 

Joseph, the third son of Thomas, Sr., served seven years as 
an apprentice at the carpenter's trade in Salem, Mass. He became 
very skillful in this line of work, and was the first man to use an 
edge tool in the construction of the New Hampshire State Capitol 
building at Concord. Sometime after the completion of this 
building he removed to Hillsborough, and settled in the northern 
part of the town. He worked at his trade until the last years of 
his life, and among the buildings he contracted was the meeting 
house at Francestown. He m. Sally Doak, dau. of a naval 
officer of Marblehead, Mass. ; she d. April 27, 1863, aged 77 years 
and 8 months; he d. April 12, 1866, aged 82 years. 


1. No record found. 

2. Eliza F., b. Hopkinton, February 15, 1811 ; m. Ammi M. George. 


3. James Doak, twin of Eliza, b. in Hopkinton, February 15, 1811 ; d. 

in H., April 1, 1905. (See) 

James D., b. in Hopkinton, Feb. 15, 181 1 ; d. in H. April 1, 
1905. He first lived at the Upper Village, but later bought 
the old David Goodell farm pleasantly situated on the summit 
above the hamlet where he had been living. He was a musician 
of marked ability, both vocal and instrumental. He led the choir 
and played in the Baptist Church for thirty years. April 26, 
1828, he became a member of the Hillsborough Instrumental 
Music Band, the first incorporated band in the state. (See bands.) 


i— i 





He m. Oct. i, 1835, Elizabeth Ann Conn, b. Oct. 16, 1816, dau. 
of William and Sally (Priest) Conn. 


1. Sarah Fuller, b. June 25, 1838 ; ed. in the town schools, Tubbs 

Academy, Washington, Francestown Academy, and Crosby's 
Academy, Nashua ; graduating from the Worthington and 
Warner Commercial College, Concord, having made a 
specialty of penmanship. She taught penmanship at Pem- 
broke Academy and other academies in the state ; was special 
teacher of writing in Dover for five years, and Assistant 
Engrossing Clerk in the New Hampshire Legislature in 1863. 
She taught penmanship for two 3 T ears at Lassall Seminary, 
Auburndale, Mass., and conducted a private school of her own 
under the name of "Madam Hafey's Writing Academy" in 
Boston for ten years. She m. February 5, 1879, Charles M. 
Hafey, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, who fitted for college and 
graduated from Columbia Law School, New York City. Mrs. 
Hafey had literary aspirations, and wrote 51 "Song Poems". 
She d. January 31, 1920. 


1. Frank P., who d. in infancy. 

2. John Willard, b. in H. ; ed. in town schools and Henniker and 

Francestown academies. He taught school for a number of 
years, and read law in the office of Francis N. Blood in H. 
He entered the Law Department at Harvard College, and 
was drowned in Charles Kiver, June 26, 1866, about six 
months before he had expected to graduate. 

3. Frank James, b. in H., January 27, 1849 ; ed. in town schools and 

Henniker and Francestown academies. He taught schools for 
several years during the winter, but finally devoted all of his 
time to caring for the home farm and dealing in cattle. A 
Democrat in political belief, he has not sought political 
offices, but has served eleven years on the School Board, been 
Supervisor of Checklists and acted on committees in th4 
settlement of estates. 


Andrew (Joseph, John, Joseph, Jr.,), often spelled Bix- 
bee, was an early settler in H. He was a connection of the family 
by that name in Francestown. The early records show that he 
was here in 1774, and he may have been here before that date. 


He finally located on a farm in the west part of the town, which 
remained in the family for three generations. He m. — 


1. Mary, b. in Amherst, about 1751 ; m. David Hildreth, of Litchfield, 

b. July 17, 1748; res. in Amherst. He was a Revolutionary 
War soldier, and d. March 25, 1831 ; she d. November 4, 1836, 
aged 85 years. 

2. David, b. about 1753 ; an eccentric ; m. late in life Sarah Blan- 

chard, and rem. to Salisbury, where he d. leaving a dau. 
Olive, and perhaps other children. 

3. Olive, b. about 1756 ; m. Stephen Wyman, of Windsor. 

4. Hannah, b. in 1759 ; m. Joshua Jones, of Windsor. 

5. John, b. about 1761. (See) 

6. Andrew, b ; went to Genesee Valley, N. Y., which 

he called "Sundown" ; he went with the family of Joshua 
Jones, and d. there of fever and ague. 

John, s. of Andrew and (Cole) Bixby ; b. about 1761, suc- 
ceeded to his father's homestead ; served in the Revolution ; m. 
in 1789, Rebecca, dau. of David and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) 
Goodell. She d. in 1806, and he m. second, Sally Goodell, a sister 
of his first wife. He d. Dec. 31, 1830; she d. Dec. 6, 1833. 


1. Dolphus, b. January 7, 1790. (See) 

2. Hansom, b. June 4, 1791. (See) 

3. Nancy, b. March, 1793; m. October 3, 1821, Moody M. Barker, of 

Antrim, in which town she d. March 26, 1873, two days after 
the death of her husband. 

4. Sarah, b. October 3, 1795 ; m. Miles Cole, of Salisbury ; rem. to 111. 

in 1838, where she died. 

5. Aris, b. May 10, 1797; m. September 15, 1818, Elijah Monroe. (See) 

6. Mandana, b. January, 1813; m. S. Chellis Hatch; they rem. to 111. 

in 1835, where she d. about 1844. 

Dolphus, s. of John and Rebecca (Goodell) Bixby; b. Jan. 

7. 1790; m. Jan., 1813, Achsa, dau. of Robert and Abigail (Jones) 
Carr. He was a "moving planet", living in several towns in this 
part of N. H., besides several in Vt. He had a penchant for 
buying old orchards, selling the timber to be manufactured into 

BIXBY. 69 

shuttles, for which use it was well adapted on account of the 
hardness and smoothness of the wood. His first wife d. in 1864, 
and he m. second, Lydia Jones, but she lived only a short time 
after their marriage; he d. at the home of his son Russell in 


1. Henry, b. September 9, 1813; m. Sarah J. Carey. 

2. Kussell, b. March 1, 1816 ; m. May 15, 1842, Sarah L. Wright, b. 

August 15, 1813; she d. April 24, 1849, and he m. second, 
August 1, 1850, Emly E. Dana, b. August 29, 1826 ; res. many 
years in Marlboro. 

3. Mansel, b. April 28, 1818. 

4. John, b. June 3, 1821; d. September 4, 1837. 

5. Nancy, b. October 11, 1825 ; d. August 17, 1837. 

6. Charles C, b. October 18, 1829; d. January 1, 1831. 

7. Charles Carr, b. August 7, 1833; m. Weltha A. Jones; res. in Lan- 

caster, N. Y. ; three children. 

8. Achsa A., b. February 19, 1836; m. Selden Miller. (See) 

Ransom, s. of John and Rebecca (Goodell) Bixby; b. June 
4, 1791, inherited his father's homestead; served in the War of 
1812; stationed at Portsmouth; was Orderly Sergeant of his Co. ; 
served the town as Treasurer, was Selectman several years ; 
Deputy Sheriff under Elijah Monroe. He m. Dec. 8, 1824, 
Sarah, dau. of Solomon and Sarah (Bradford) Andrews, of 
Windsor; he d. May 10, 1850, aged 59 years; she d. Feb. I, 1874, 
aged 80 years. 


1. Elizabeth H., b. November 30, 1825. 

2. Sarah A., b. August 30, 1828 ; m. September 28, 1848, David Star- 

rett. (See) 

3. Rebecca, b. January 14, 1834 ; d. May 2, 1842. 

Oliver, s. of Thomas and Rebecca (Holmes) Bixby; b. in 
Francestown, April 28, 1796; m. Nov. 13, 1823, Abigail W. Far- 
rington, of Lyndeborough ; she d. in and he m. second, 

Huldah D. Farrington ; he was a farmer and merchant ; res. in 
Francestown, where he was Postmaster and Town Clerk, Wilton, 
Lyndeborough, Amherst and Hillsborough, where he d. Feb. 27, 



1. Mary J., b. August 23, 1824; d. at Amherst, August 21, 1835. 

2. David F., b. August 1, 1826 ; d. at Surinam, South America, in 1856. 

3. Augusta, b. September 30, 1827; m. Sidney R. Gage; d. in Nashua, 

November, 1890. 

4. Thomas, b. December 14, 1S29 ; d. at New Orleans, La., October 

19, 1849. 

5. Oliver II., b. June 29, 1837; m. Sarah E. Clement; d. at So. Boston, 

Mass., December 19, 1897. 

6. Levi W., b. March 22, 1S45 ; m. first, May, 1871, Caroline E. 

Clement, of Warren; she d. Aug. 29, 1872; m. second, Decem- 
ber 17, 1877, Lydia A. Burt;; he was a farmer, and lived near 
Bridge Village; was Selectman at the time of his death, May 
1, 1893 ; his wid. m. second, May 7, 1900, at Washington, Mel- 
bourne A. Farnsworth. 


1. Helen A., b. June 23, 1882 ; m. September 7, 1911, H. E. Stan- 

dish, of Concord ; res. in H. 

2. Caroline C, b. April 17, 1884. 

7. Mary C, b. June 23, 1849, in Lyndeborough ; res. in H. for many 

years ; Librarian of Fuller Free Public Library. 


Ezra C, s. of Jesse L. S. and Dorcas C. (Chandler) Black; 
b. in Concord, May 24, 1850; after res. in Concord and Weare, 
came to H. Bridge Village in 1875, as a mill operative; m. July 
3, 1873, Laura I., dau. of Ebenezer H. and Eliza G. (Peaslee) 
Hemphill, of Henniker. He collected a considerable number oi 
Indian relics and antique articles, in which he took great pride. 
He d. Aug. 27, 1904. 


1. Queenie Ola, b. January 28, 1879 ; m. September 30, 1901, Scott I. 

Gay; she d. November 26, 1909. 

2. Beryl E., b. May 16, 1882. 

3. Bernice F., b. July 16, 1885 ; m. October, 1903, William L. Childs, 



1. Queenie E., b. February 8, 1906. 

4. Loren E. Nichols, an adopted son, d. November 2, 1888, 18 years of 


BOOTH. 71 


Among the earliest settlers in H. at the second settlement 
were George Booth and his family of eight children, coming here 
from Middleton, Mass. He located first upon a "settler's lot" of 
50 acres, which has since become a portion of the David Kimball 
farm; afterwards he moved upon the homestead occupied a few 
years since by William Gould. Mr. Booth was a soldier in the 
"Old French War," and in the Expedition to Louisburg in 1745, 
and was blown up by the explosion of a mine, being badly 
burned and losing the sight of one eye. He was a carpenter, as 
well as farmer, and worked upon the construction of the first 
meeting house and the "Old Town House" and second meeting 
house. He m. Nov. 8, 1748, Elizabeth Rapin, in Middleton, 
Mass.; she d. Dec. 6, 1792; he d. Jan. 20, 1800, aged 83 years. 
Dr. Goodell, in speaking of him, says : "He shared in the hard- 
ships incident to the early settlement of the town, 'when venison 
was the beef and bear meat the pork', and was obliged to carry 
his grain on his back to New Boston for meal." 


1. Mary, b. July 3, 1749; m. December 24, 1782, Rev. David Gould, of 

Topsfield, Mass. ; she d. October 1, 1785 ; had one child, Molly, 
b. September 28, 1785 ; d. December 4, 1785. 

2. Sarah, b. May 23, 1751; m. July 13, 1774, Jonathan Sargent. (See) 

3. Betsy, b. December 20, 1752; m. Moses Nelson. (See) 

4. William. (See) 

5. Hannah, b. March 21, 1756; d. unm. 

6. Eunice, b. August 5, 1759; m. Stephen Rolfe. (See) 

7. Susan, b. June 28, 1761 ; m. in 1790, Jesse Warde, of Henniker ; d. 

September 26, 1809. 

8. Andrew, bap. September 22, 1765. 

William, s. of George and Elizabeth Booth; b. in 1754; 
belonged to Captain Baldwin's Company and went to Bunker 
Hill with the others, but having been detailed to return with the 
horses they had taken for the journey, he did not participate in 
the battle, though he rejoined the company directly afterwards. 
He served in the Revolutionary War one year ; he was at the 
battle of Bennington, acting an important part in the prelim- 
inaries of that struggle. He was noted as a scout and woods- 


man, and was one of the twenty trusty men General Stark de- 
tailed to reconnoitre the enemy's position before the battle. Upon 
finding that the enemies had no re-inforcements near at hand, 
the order was for this squad to signal at a certain time this fact, 
and it was that signal, after having satisfied themselves no aid 
was at hand, which prompted Stark to open the battle. He m. 
after the close of the war, Eunice Gould, of Topsfield, Mass., 
and succeeded to his father's homestead. 


1. Mary, b. July 30, 1787 ; d. December 24, 1867, tram. 

2. Sarah, b. February 8, 1789 ; d. May, 1836, unm. 

3. William, Jr., b. November 9, 1790. (See) 

4. Nancy, b. January 10, 1793; d. unm. 

5. Lucinda, b. September 13, 1795; d. April 6, 1874. 

6. Sabra, b. September 21, 1797; m. Jonathan Gould. (See) 

William, Jr., b. Nov. 9, 1790; m. Margaret Grimes, of 
Deering; succeeded to his father's homestead. He was Captain 
of the Cavalry in the 26th Reg. N. H. Militia. He d. Jan. 4, 
1887, in his 97th year, having retained his mental faculties to a 
remarkable degree ; his memory was clear and distinct and his 
mind a storehouse of traditions and facts relating to the early 
settlement of the town. During his long lifetime he never missed 
casting his vote at every election, a record not often matched. 
His wife, for many years insane, d. Jan. 29, 1847; no children. 

John, who came to H. in 1879, does not seem to have been 
related to the family already noticed. He was b. at Fishkill 
Plains, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1830. When a young man he was en- 
gaged in the construction of the Eastern Division of the Erie 
Railroad, and ran the first train over the road from New York 
City to Port Jarvis, where he resided several years. He was 
afterwards engineer on the Long Island Road, and later ran an 
engine on the Panama Railroad, until his health was impaired by 
tropical fevers, so he was compelled to return to the north. He 
enlisted Aug. 5, 1862, in Co. G., 131st Reg., N. Y. Vols. ; was 
severely wounded at Port Hudson, July 13, 1863, a portion of his 
skull being shot away. He was discharged from service Aug. 9, 
1869, and came to this town ten years later. He was employed 


by the Contoocook Mills Co. ; was Selectman for six years, and 
was noted for the efficiency of his service ; was a member of 
Senator Grimes Post, G. A. R. He m. first, in 1854, Ann Hat- 
terick, who d. in 1857, and he m. second, in 1858, Rosanna Che- 
valier, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who d. Aug. 18, 1878, and he m. third, 
June 11, 1879, Mrs. Eliza (Carter) Wallace, of this town. She 
d. May 26, 1897; he d. Dec. 26, 1900, highly respected. 


1. Elizabeth, b. September 16, 1860 ; m. first, September 1, 1877, Joseph 

Rogers, who d. October 24, 1891 ; m. second, July 9, 1893, 
Gustave Haleman ; res. Burnt Hills, N. Y. 

2. Jennie N., b. October 14, 1866 ; m. January 5, 1884, Frank P.i 



1. Marion J., b. August 30, 1886 ; m. March 20, 1906, Eay C. Marsh, 

all of Lowell, Mass. 


1. Frank R., b. December, 1906. 

2. Lewis B., b. August 19, 1909. 

3. Kenneth N., b. July 18, 1911. 

4. Charles L., b. September 10, 1913. 

5. Brenden L., b. December 9, 1914. 

2. Eoyce J., b. September 5, 1892; m. Ethel M. Farrar. 

3. Daniel L., b. May 4, 1897. 


John was b. in Leominster, Mass., and when quite a young 
man served in the Revolution, after which he married Elizabeth 
Boutelle, and this couple established them a home in the heart 
of the wilderness in the township of Hancock, their cabin reached 
only by a bridle path. In this humble home seven children were 
born to them, the youngest of the family, Mark, becoming a 
schoolmaster of note in those days. After ten years of teaching, 
Mark married Selina Foster, and laid aside the rod of the school- 
master and settled down to life on the old homestead. This 
couple were also the parents of seven children. 



7. The youngest child of seven children of this couple, Samuel O., 
was b. in 1843 ; ed. at Hancock Academy ; studied dentistry, 
to finally locate in H., "where he has been in active practice 
for over fifty years. (See Vol. I for sketch.). Dr. Bovvers m. 
in Henniker, May 27, 1871, Susie J., dau. of Isaac Thorpe, of 
Weare. He is today the only surviving - member of his father's 


1. Elgen, b. October 11, 1873 ; after finishing his studies in the 

High School of H., he took up the study of dentistry, and 
upon receiving his diploma began practice in Antrim, 
where he was very successful. In 1919 he opened an 
office in Hillsborough, where he is practising today with 
excellent results. 

2. Isabel F., b. March 15, 1891 ; completed course at High School ; 

afterwards employed in telephone office ; assisted brother 
in dental office. 


Jonathan, s. of Jonathan and Freelove (Smith) Boyden ; 
b. in Walpole, Mass., Sept. 17, 1772; m. Feb. 7, 1799, Tryphena 
Fales, of Wrentham, Mass. ; came to H. and lived on David 
Smith farm ; then at Upper and Lower villages ; wheelwright ; 
d. 1S30. 


1. William, b. in Pelham, in 1802 ; m. Irene Putney ; d. in Boston, 

Mass., August 1, 1850. 


1. Charles F., b. October 26, 1835. 

2. Angeline, b. February 15, 1838. 

3. George W„ b. October 30. 1840; enlisted September 18, 1861, 

in Co. H„ 4th Eeg. N. H. Vols.; res. in H. ; d. unm. 
January 4, 1912. 

2. Daniel, b. February 10, 1S03 ; m. in Boston, January 19, 1875. 


1. Harriet M., b. 1829; d. January 22, 1897: two sons. 

2. Mary A., b. April 15, 1831 ; m. but no children. 

3. Walter W., b. April 14, 1839 ; m. one son, two daughters. 
■A. David D., b. July 4, 1814 ; m. and d. in Boston. 




1. Sarah J., b. September 17, 1S49 ; d. unm, September 15, 1895. 

2. Daniel, b. June 14, 1851; d. May 30, 1852. 

3. Samuel S., b. October 19, 1852 ; res. Portland, Me., unm. 

4. Humphrey, b. in 1854 ; d. same year. 

5. Frank, b. July 8, 1856 ; m., one son. 

4. Harvey, b. June 1, 1824; was many years in employ of David Fuller 

& Co., in tanyard at Lower Village ; d. May 5, 1884. 


1. Elizabeth F., b. March 30, 1853 ; m. twice, second, William War- 

ren ; no children. 

2. Ida May, b. September 21, 1854 ; m., two daus. 

3. Anna Louise, b. November 23, 1859 ; m., one dau. 

5. Susan, twin of Harvey, b. June 1, 1824 ; no further record. 


William C, s. of John F. and Lovilla A. (George) Boyn- 
ton, and g. s. of David and Lydia (Favor) Boynton, was b. in 
Weare, i§59! m - in H. in 1880, Lovina, dau. of Elijah 

and Abigail (Chase) Clough, of Deering. 


1. George W., b. January 10, 1882; m. September 7, 1911, Georgia, 
dau. of Putnam and Emma CWellinan) Russell, of Newport, 
b. September 17, 1882. Mr. Boynton is a grocer at Bridge 

Roy J., M. D., s. of James W. and Elizabeth (Brown) Boyn- 
ton; b. in Hillsborough, July 31, 1881 ; graduated from Hillsbor- 
ough High School 1 901, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
1905, with degree of M. D. Professor of Materia Medica and 
Therapeutics at College of Physicians and Surgeons 1905 to 191 5. 
He is Secretary and Professor of Therapeutics Middlesex Col- 
lege of Medicine and Surgery, also member of the Board of 
Trustees since 1915 ; ex-Pres. of the Boston District medical 
society ; Practicing physician at Framingham, Mass. ; Visiting 
Gastro-Enterologist at Middlesex Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. ; 
President and General Manager St. Albans Gas Company of 
Vermont ; President and General Manager Barre Gas Company 


of Vermont; Secretary Devonshire Safe Deposit Company; As- 
sociated in business with E. H. Gay, Boston Banker. 


The patronymic of Bradford is an honored one in New Eng- 
land history and heads a long list comprising such names as 
Winslow, Brewster, Standish, Alden and others. One, William 
Bradford, was ranked as a yeoman and held property in the small 
village of Austerfield, on the southern border of Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, in the year 1560. 

Relating to the direct ancestry of the Bradfords living in 
Hillsborough, who were very likely descendants, collateral if not 
direct, of Governor Bradford of the Plymouth colony, Robert 
Bradford, b. about 1626; d. Jan. 13, 1707. 


1. Robert, Jr., b. about 1650; m. Hannah — 


1. John, b. 1672. 

2. Robert, 3rd, bap. 1676. 

3. Martha, bap. 1676. 

2. William, b. about 1652; m. Rachel, dau. of John Raymond(t) of 

Beverly, Mass., Nov. 14, 1676. He was a "roper" (rope-maker) 
and d. June 15, 1717. 


1. Abigail, b. September 15, 1682; published to Philip Deland, 

July 10, 1708. 

2. Rachel, b. July 13, 1684. 

3. William, b. 16S6 ; m. December 23, 1707, by Rev. Thomas 

Bowers, Grace, dau. of Andrew Elliott, of Beverly, "sea- 
man". Rem. from Beverly to Boxford, Mass., in 1721, and 
was taxed there in 1743, when he rem. to Middleton, 
Mass., where he d. in 1760 or 1761. 

4. John, b. February 28, 1689 ; m. first, December 26, 1717, Annie 

Lovett ; had several children b. in Beverly, Mass. ; m. 
second, Hannah , who survived him. 


1. Robert, b. June 14, 1709, in Beverly; m. Hepzibah Averill, 
who d. before him ; he d. about 1790. 


Mary, b. May 1, 1710 ; adm. to First Church in Eoxbury, 
Mass., February 11, 1728 ; m. Abraham Gage, of Brad- 
ford, Mass., August 7, 1734 ; rem. to Middleton, Mass. 

Eachel, b. September 1, 1712; m. February 4, 1741, Jacob 
Dresser, ancestor of the Dressers in Hillsborough and 

William, b. April 25, 1715 ; res. in Boxford, Mass.; m. Mary 
Lambert ; rem. to Amherst. 


1. Samuel, who res. in H., and known as "Lieutenant 

Sam." (See) 

2. There were other children. 

Andrew, b. in Beverly, Mass., November 1, 1717 ; m. first, 
in Beverly, June 16, 1743, Bebecca, dau. of Samuel and 
Susanna Cole, of Boxford ; rem. to Souhegan, N. H., 
November 27, 1743, previous to its incorporation as 
the town of Amherst; m. second, Mrs. Hannah (Goffe) 
Chandler, wid. of Thomas Chandler, b. January 16, 
1723, dau. of Col. John and Hannah (Griggs) Goffe. 
Bern, to H., but he d. in Milford, in 1798, aged over 
80 years. His wid. d. December 14, 1819, aged 96 
years. He was known as "Captain Andrew." 


1. John, child of first mar., b. 1744; m. Sarah Futnam, 
and set. in Amherst, but rem. to H. about 1797, 
and after a year went to Hancock, where he d. 
June 27, 1836, aged 93 years. He was very active 
in the Bevolution and commanded a company at 
Bennington ; was known as "Captain John", and 
was credited with being the first to storm the 
enemy's breastworks. 


1. Sarah, b. July 16, 1769 ; m. Solomon Andrews. 


2. Thomas, b. June 8, 1771 ; m. first, Nabby Merrill ; 

m. sec, Patty Coburn ; set. in Lyndeborough. 

3. John, Jr., b. July 9, 1773; m. Mary Langdon or 

Langdell, of Mont Vernon. He came to H. 
about 1797, and set. in the west part of the 
town on the "Old Boad" near Windsor, where 
he res. until 1842, when he rem. to Peter- 



1. Mary, d. in infancy. 

2. Mary, b. in 1803. 

3. Nancy, b. in 1805 ; d. in Peterborough, in 1885, 


4. Lucy, b. in 1806; m. William C. Mugf ord ; d. 

in 1848. 

5. Sarah, b. in 1808 ; d. unm. 

6. John L., b. in 1S10; m. Mrs. Maria (Bacon) 

Chace; res. Albany, N. Y. Had a dau. 

7. William S., b. in 1812 ; m. Emily . 

4. Ephraim Putnam, b. December 26, 1776. He grad. 

from Harvard University and became a very 
successful preacher; m. Sejjtember, 1806, 
Mary, dau. of Dea. Ephraim and Mary 
(Barker) Manning of Amherst, and set. in 
New Boston ; d. December 14, 1845, leaving 
ten children. 

5. Thatcher, b. 1781, and set. in Hancock; m. Septem- 

ber 1, , Mercy, dau. of John Foster, five 

children being born of the union. He served 
in the War of 1812 as 3rd Lieut, in Capt. 
Hugh Moor's company. 

6. Rebecca, b. in 178 — ; m. Judge Jacob Whittemore, 

of Antrim. 

7. William, b. in 1784; d. in August, 1800. 

2. Rebecca, b. November 7, 1757. 

3. Mary, b. January 12, 1760; m. September 12, 1780, 

John Wallace, b. March 20, 1756 ; she d. Septem- 
ber 8, 1840. 


1. William. 

4. Andrew, b. June 11, 1763 ; m. December 19, 1785 ; d. 

January 31, 1836. 

5. Lucy Parker, b. in 1762; d. April 14, 1847. 

6. Mehitabel, b. July 27, 1766; m. first, May 28, 1782; 

m. second, Henry Codman ; m. third, Ezekiel 

6. Samuel, bap. May 8, 1720, in Beverly, Mass.; rem. to 

Middleton, Mass., and then to H. (Captain Sam. See) 

7. Patience, b. in Boxford, Mass., November 3, 1723. 

8. Bethiah, b. July 10, 1726; m. John Gould, of Newbury, 


9. Lucy, b. August 22, 1729, in Boxford, Mass. 


Captain Samuel. Among the pioneers who came in the 
second settlement of Hillsborough no name stands out with more 
prominence than that of Bradford, and by a singular coincidence 
it was borne by two men having the same given name. Both, too, 
were or had been tavern-keepers, and were, no doubt, relatives, 
though that is not proven by such fragmentary records as have 
been handed down to us. The first to deserve mention was known 
as "Captain Sam," and he came from Middleton, Mass., to H. 
before 1766, for at that time he had already built a substantial 
house on Bible Hill, where he offered entertainment for man and 
beast. He had kept a public inn before coming here, and was 
well adapted to the business. He also built the first saw and grist 
mill in town, on the stream which runs from East Washington 
to the North Branch of the Contoocook. This was running in 
1766, but was swept away by a freshet the following spring. 
Without doubt the earlier meetings of the community were held 
at his inn, and it is certain the first regular town meeting was 
called at his house. He was active and capable in all matters con- 
nected with town and church affairs ; was Captain of the first 
militia company formed in town. He m. Dec. 29, 1743, Mary 
Taylor, of Middleton, Mass., where all of their children were 
born. He d. early in 1776 or late in 1775, as the name of Wid. 
Mary Bradford appears on the tax list for the former year. 


1. Timothy, b. September 17, 1745 ; d. at Tunbridge, Vt., in 1833. He 
m. May 21, 1763, Edith, dau. of Bazaleel and Anna Howe, b. 
October 11, 17-14, at Marlboro, Mass., and d. at Tunbridge, Vt., 
in 1822. 


1. Edith, b. August 11, 1764 ; d. September 26, 1777. 

2. Eobert, b. June 21, 1766 ; m. Hannah Luce, dau. of Zachariah 

and Sarah (Clifford) Luce, of Martha's Vineyard; had 
nine children: Clifford, Cyrus, Sarah, Lorinda, Cynthia, 
Stephen, Almon, Edith, Eobert. 

3. Lucy, b. June 21, 1768, at Deering ; m. Mansel Alcock, of Peer- 

ing ; had thirteen children: Mansel, Luke, Mark, John 
Robert, Timothy, Cyrus, Baxter, Alvah, Frederick, 
Clarissa, Sarah, Lucy. All but two of these children had 
their names changed to "Otis," and Mark his to "Alcott." 


4. Hepzibah, b. December 4, 1770 ; d. December 28, 1770. 

5. Timothy, b. February 10, 1772. 

6. Nabby, b. April 22, 1774. 

7. Baxter, b. July 4, 1776; last heard from in Hudson, N. Y. 

8. Edith, b. October 22, 1778 ; m. first, 1793, Abiel French, b. at 

Chester, Vt., 1762 ; d. at Middlebury, Vt., 1808 ; she m. 
second, March 24, 1817, Joel Wilson, b. July 29, 1766, at 
Keene ; d. July 8, 1S23, at Gilsum. She had seven children 
by her first m., and one by her second. 

9. Abigail, b. in 1782 ; m. 1800, Theodore Kichardson, b. at 

Goshen ; she d. 1833 ; he d. 1847. Children : Polly, Harmon, 
Luther, Josiah, Cyrus. 

10. Bazaleel, b. February 9, 1784. 

11. Cyrus, d. unm. 

12. Nancy, b. April 26, 1788 ; m. Sovember 12, 1812, Asahal Stiles, 

b. November 23, 1790; d. September 27, 1834; she d. July 
6, 1861. Children: Clara, Clorinda M., Asahal B., Nancy 
B., David L., John M., William L., Baxter B., Melvin F., 

2. William, b. June 13, 1747. 

3. Samuel, b. 1749 ; d. in infancy. 

4. Samuel, Jr., b. January 21, 1752, in Middleton, Mass., but rem. with 

his parents to H. He was active in military affairs ; was in 
Captain Baldwin's company at Bunker Hill, having been made 
Sergt.-Major of First N. H. Reg., under Stark; became Sec- 
ond-Lieut, of the 5th Continental, January 1, 1776; First- 
Lieut, of Second N. H. Beg. under Poor, November 8, 1776 ; 
retired September 1, 1778. He m. Mary Flint ; d. in Acworth, 
July 23, 1833, aged 80 years. 

5. Mary, b. March 22, 1755; m. 1776, Nehemiah Wilkins(?). 

6. Elizabeth, b. February 5, 1758; m. October, 1777, Jacob Flint(?). 

Lieut. Samuel, the oldest s. of William and Mary (Lam- 
bert) Bradford, of Middleton, Mass., was b. at Amherst in 1739; 
m. Dec. 17, 1761, Anna, dau. of John and Hannah (Wilkins) 
Washer; served in Crown Point Campaign of 1758; came to this 
town previous to 1766, just as his namesake, "Captain Sam" did. 
He, too, set. on Bible Hill, and it seems reasonable to suppose he 
was a nephew of the other. He received a commission as Lieut, 
in 10th Co., 15th Reg., Militia of the Province of New Hamp- 
shire, Isaac Baldwin, Captain ; his commission was signed by 
Gov. John Wentworth and Theodore Atkinson, Secy, "in the 
14th year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third." 


Lieut. Bradford served in the Revolutionary War; d. in Antrim, 
Feb. 5, 1813; his wid. d. in 1833. 


1. Eliphalet, b. in Amherst, January 25, 1764 ; m. August 22, 1781, 

Sarah Wiley; rem. to Phelpstown, N. Y., in 1805, where he d. 
March 2, 1807. 


1. Sarah, b. March 25, 1782; d. February 17, 1793. 

2. Polly, b. October 20, 1783. 

3. Hannah, b. August 19, 1786. 

4. George, b. June 11, 1888; d. September 7, 1791. 

5. Anna, b. December 11, 1790. 

6. George, b. December 22, 1792. 

7. Sarah, b. July 8, 1794. 

8. Athe or Alta, b. January 17, 1796. 

2. Hannah, b. October 14, 1766, in H. ; d. September 10, 1777. 

3. Samuel, Jr., b. September 29, 1768 ; m. October 18, 1791, Hannah, 

dau. of Isaac and Hannah (Ballard) Chandler, b. January 12, 
1771, and who d. April 12, 1818. Samuel, Jr., lived on his 
father's homestead, until 1802, during which year he started 
in the fall for Boston with a drove of cattle for market, and 
was never afterwards heard of. 


1. Clarissa, b. May 28, 1792; m. Timothy Gould. (See) 

2. Lenora, b. February 7, 1796 ; d. July 1, 1815. 

3. Hannah, b. December 11, 1801 ; d. January 14, 1803. 

4. Anna, b. July 22, 1770 ; m. John Sprague, who lived on the farm 

afterwards owned by Thaddeus Monroe ; rem. to Danville, 
Vt., where she d. November 15, 1823. Several children. 

5. Mary, b. December 3, 1772; d. September 13, 1777. 

6. Stephen, b. June 30, 1775 ; d. September 8, 1777. 

7. Joseph, b. February 21, 1777 ; d. October 6, 1777. 

8. Stephen, b. January 4, 1779 ; m. in 1801 or 1802 ; shoemaker by 

trade ; res. in Lisbon, in 1805, and later at La Prairie, Quebec, 
where he d. in 1817 ; wife d. about the same time at Henis- 
f ord. Children : Mary, Caroline and Charity. 

9. Joseph, b. November 30, 1780; m. about 1806, Priscilla Pease; res. 

in Canaan, Me. ; was a saddler ; two children b. here, Gran- 
ville and Mary ; afterwards he went to New Jersey, where he 
m. again. 

10. Hannah, b. November, 1782 ; m. in 1804, Elijah Gould, of Antrim. 




1. Franklin, b. October 5, 1805 ; d. unm. at the age of 70 years. 

2. David B., b. September 3, 1807 ; m. October 12, 1837. 

3. Hannah, m. David B. Gould. (See) 

11. David, b. March 31, 1785; became a sailor and was lost overboard 

from brig "Betsey" on voyage from Leghorn, in 1806. 

12. William W., b. December 24, 1788; d. at Norfolk, Va., September 

24, 1824. 

Benjamin. The first record of this line in Hillsborough 
County is in 1771, when Benjamin Bradford of Society Land 
bought, for five shillings, "Lot No. 1 in Society Land laid out to 
the right of Richard Wibird, late of Portsmouth." "in considera- 
tion of his performing the settling duty on said lot." In another 
deed he figures as "Benjamin C. Bradford, gentleman." His 
name appears among the petitioners for the charter of Deering, 
and in 1776 he was one of the selectmen and signed the Associa- 
tion Test. In 1777 he served as second lieutenant in Peter Clark's 
company under Stark in the Bennington campaign. He m. first, 
Mary Read, of Amherst; m. second, Dec. 21, 1792, Mary Mc- 
Adams of H. ; rem. to H. in 1800. 


1. Robert Read, b. in 1776, in Henniker ; m. in 1794, Esther Munsil, of 

Marlow ; lived in Marlow. Several daughters were born to 
them, and one son, Curtis. This line is now extinct on the 
male side. 

2. Benjamin, b. March 19, 1783 ; came to H. with his father in 1800. 

Served as a captain under Colonels Aquila Davis and Denny 
McCobb, in the N. H. Volunteers, from February 1, 1813, until 
April 21, 1814, when he was appointed captain in the 45th U. 
S. Infantry, from which he res. August 1, 1814, on account of 
disability contracted while on duty at Ormstown, Lower Can- 
ada, in November, 1813, for which he was pensioned. He was 
a carpenter, and he built several houses of note at Bridge 
Village, among them two hotels, the Butler house and store, 
corner Main and School streets ; the old house that stood on 
the site of the Marcy block. He kept the Valley Hotel several 
years, but rem. to Upper Village in 1828, and commenced the 
manufacture of furniture. He m. April 5, 1805, Mary, dau. 
of Simon and Molly (Hutchins) Hartwell. He d. July 2, 1830; 
she d. April 29, 1872, in Nashua. 



1. Harriet L., b. August 1, 1808; m. October 25, 1836, Horace, s. 

of Jeremiah and Sarah (Wright) Bemis, of Dublin, N. H, 
a shoemaker ; set. in New Haven, Vt. ; rem. to Williston, 
Vt., in 1841, Richmond, Vt., in 1853 ; d. August 10, 1881, at 
the home of her son in Jonesville, Vt. He d. March 17, 
1890, at Richmond, Vt. 


1. Dr. Oliver Bradford, b. ; saw severe service in the 

Civil War, having enlisted August 20, 1861, in Co. K., 
5th Reg., Vt. Vols. ; mustered out August 5, 1862 ; 
re-enlisted Dec. 4, 1863, Co. H., 2nd U. S. Sharp- 
shooters (Berdin's) ; serv. under General Hancock 
in the battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold 
Harbor, before Petersburg, and at the surrender of 
General Lee. 

2. Harriet, d. unm., Brattleboro, Vt. 

3. Allen C. 

2. Mary R.. b. August 15, 1810 ; m. 1829, Luther, s. of Capt. William 

and Sarah (Mead) Taggard ; merchant tailor; rem. to 
Nashua; he d. June 19, 1860. She d. October, 1898. No 
children, but they adopted George Hartwell, after the 
death of his mother. 

3. Andrew J., b. January 3, 1814; was crippled in left foot and 

leg from 3 years of age ; a shoemaker ; set. in Vergennes, 
Vt. ; m. January 31, 1837, Emily, dau. of John and Susan 
(Ormsbee) Lewis; rem. same year to Michigan. 
She d. January 6, 1867 ; he d. June 27, 1878, at Andover, 
Kansas. They had six children. Descendants of this line 
are now living in Wichita, Kas., and Chicago, 111. 

4. Dana B., b. October 29, 1817 ; prepared at Beverly, Mass., for 

the ministry of the "Christian" denomination, but later 
became a Congregationalist and held pastorates in N. H., 
Mass., Vt. and N. Y. ; m. September 12, 1838, Harriet S., 
dau. of Amasa and Polly (Crocker) Jones, of Canaan, N. 
H. ; grad. Gilmanton Theological Seminary, 1841 ; Chap- 
lain, New Hampshire Legislature, 1865 ; he d. February 10, 
1890, at Jericho, Vt. Seven children. (Reference in regard 
to this branch of the Bradford family is made to "Gene- 
alogy of the Hartwell Family," by L. W. Densmore, from 
which most of this has been condensed by permission.) 

3. Mongas, who m. and lived in Andover, Vt. ; had daus. Sally and 


4. Harriet, who m. a man by the name of Tubbs. 

5. Lucy, who m. James Heath and lived in Newport. 



1. John, who was drowned with his father. 

2. Kobert, who graduated from Dartmouth College, and rem. to 

So. Carolina. 

It is believed that the only descendants of these families, 
bearing the name, now living in this county are the families of 
F. J. Bradford of Manchester and F. C. Bradford of Amherst, 
who are descended from Dana Bartlett Bradford. 

Benjamin M. The following fragmentary records relate 
to the family of Benjamin Marshal and Hannah Bradford. 


1. Child d. in infancy. 

2. Maria, b. in 1817 ; m. Pyam Perkins, and had at least two children, 

Ella and Hattie, the last marrying Charles Gray. 

3. Franklin, b. in 1825. 

4. Caroline Hubbard, who m. Frank Plaisted. 

5. Harriet, who d. at Meredith. 

6. Henry, twin of Harriet, b. February 4, 1828 ; m. Priscilla Sweatt. 

7. Horace, b. February 13, 1830 ; went to Prescott, Wis., 1861 ; m. 1867, 

Susan Clifford, who d. February 6, 1898 ; he d. October 26, 
1901, and was buried in Pine Glen cemetery, Prescott, Wis. 


1. Ernest, d. February 18, 1901. 

2. Frank S., m. Imogene E. Dunbar, December 16, 1903 ; res. in 

Clifton, Wis. 


Rev. Harry, s. of John Brickett and Elizabeth Putnam, 
his wife, was born in Newbury, Vt., February i, 181,8. He was 
educated at Bradford, Vt., and Haverhill, N. H., academies. He 
was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1840. He studied 
medicine and attended lectures at Hanover Medical College two 
years, and then was called away to teach, following that occupa- 
tion thirteen consecutive years. He was Principal of Frances- 
town Academy from 1844 to 185 1 ; taught at Newburyport, 
Mass., two years in the Brown Latin (High) school for boys; 
and during four years following was Principal of the Merrimack 



Normal Institute at Reeds Ferry, N. H., ably assisted by Mrs. 
Brickett a large part of the time. From that place he was called, 
in the spring of 1857, to the pastorate of the Congregational 
Church at Hillsborough Bridge. He was ordained as a Minister 
of the Gospel, in the Hanover Street Congregational Church, 
Manchester, January 28, 1858. He remained, as acting pastor, 
declining installation, in Hillsborough, made so by vote of the 
church in 1858, until April 1865, when he removed to Genesco, 
Illinois ; here he remained as Pastor until 1872 ; then a pastorate 
of four years at East Lake George, N. Y., followed. In 1876 he 
was recalled to Hillsborough Bridge, his first pastorate, and re- 
mained until 1882. He then accepted a call to Thetford, Vt., 
where he preached eight years until 1890, when he bought a home 
and retired to live in it at Hooksett, N. H. 

He served as School Commissioner of Hillsborough County 
from 1859 to 1861 ; was Superintendent of Schools for Hills- 
borough in 1877 and 1878. He contributed many articles, both in 
prose and poetry, to the press, and was the author of an historical 
sketch of the town for the County History. He was a successful 
and popular teacher, a beloved pastor, a genial companion with 
both young and old, and an esteemed public citizen. 

He married August 18, 1846, Eliza, dau. of Joseph and 
Phebe (Gage) Cutter, of Jaffrey. She was a helpmeet to him in 
all of his work to the extent of the word. He d. at Hooksett, 
Dec. 17, 1 89 1, and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester. 


1. Joseph C, b. June 26, 1847, in Francestown, d. November 25, 1851, 

in Newburyport, Mass. 

2. Ellen J., b. September 2, 1850, in Francestown; grad. at the) 

Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1875 ; taught several years at Peer- 
ing, Hillsborough Bridge and Hooksett. She was married at 
Thetford, Vt., September 7, 1889, to Orin J. Prescott, of that 
town. In 1901 they rem. to Manchester, where they res. at 

3. Harry LeEoy, b. September 14, 1852. (See) 

4. Julia E., b. in H., July 28, 1859; d. December 27, 1876, in Hills- 


5. Mary I., b. in H, July 21, 1862 ; grad. at Abbott Academy, Andover, 

Mass.. 1884 ; m. June 14, 1887, Charles S. Wilmot, of Thetford, 



1. Archibald, b. July 3, 1888. 

2. Ealph Graham, b. February 6, 1890 ; m. Margaret Watkins, of 

Needharu Heights, Mass. He served in the World War. 

3. Julia Mildred, b. 1894; in. June 26, 1919, Charles C. Cook, of 

Thetford Centre, Vt. 

Rev. Harry LeRoy was b Sept. 14, 1852, at Newbury port, 
Mass. ; graduated at Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1875 ; received tne 
degree of A. M. from same in 1878. He was Principal of the 
High School at Hillsborough Bridge three years ; taught one year 
in New York State, and grad. at Andover Theological Seminary 
in 1882; settled as pastor of the Congregational Church Lynn- 
field Centre, Marion and Southbridge, Mass. He is now in his 
eighth year as Pastor of the Elm-street Congregational Church, 

He is High Priest of Doric Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
at Southbridge ; a Past Master of the Knights of Pythias ; a mem- 
ber of the National Grange; a Director of the Y. M. C. A.; 
President of the Quinebaug Ministers Association, and a Director 
in the Southbridge Board of Trade. He married Amelia Herr- 
ing, Goshen, Indiana. 


1. Helen, b. February 20, 1890, at Lynnfield Centre, Mass. ; grad. 
Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass., 1909 ; grad. Oberlin College, 
Ohio, 1913 ; Post Graduate studies at Columbia University, 
N. Y., 1815 ; m. July 5, 1917, Dr. Frederick H. Sterns, Associate 
in Anthropology and Associate Editor Harvard African 
Studies, Harvard University. 


James Frankland, s. of John and Nancy (Frankland) 
Briggs, was b. at Bury, Lancaster County, Eng., Oct. 23, 1827. 
His parents, factory operatives, emigrated to America, in 1829, 
and res. at Andover, Saugus and Amesbury, Mass., until 1836, 
when his father bought a small woolen factory at Holderness, 
now Ashland. Here John Briggs began to manufacture woolen 
ciloth, James, a lad of nine years, working in the factory until he 
was fourteen. Then, by working in the factory a part of the time, 



James went to the academy at Newbury, Vt., and afterwards to 
the school at Tilton, this state. 

In 1848, James began the study of law in the office of William 
O. Thompson, Plymouth. His father dying about that time in 
straitened circumstances, the young law student was obliged to 
return home to help the family, where he continued his law 
course for a year. At the end of this time he entered the office of 
Hon. Joseph Burrows, Holderness. He completed his course 
with Judge Butler of Fisherville, and was admitted to the bar in 
1851. A few months later he opened a law office at Hillsborough 
Bridge. He soon acquired marked success in this town as a 
lawyer and legal adviser. 

Upon the breaking out of the Civil War he became intensely 
interested in the result, enlisting in the nth Reg., being appointed 
Quartermaster of the staff of Colonel Walter Harriman, serving 
in this capacity through the battle of Fredericksburgs and the 
expeditions of Kentucky and Mississippi River, the last resulting 
in the capture of Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. About this time 
he was prostrated with the malaria of the Southern swamps, so 
he was forced to resign and come home. 

He represented this town in the Legislature in 1856-7-8, three 
years, being given an important position on the Judiciary Com- 
mittee. Six years after his return from the war he removed to 
Manchester, finding in that larger field better opportunities for 
his talents. In 1871 he was appointed City Solicitor, and in 1874, 
he was elected to the legislature, and two years later to the senate, 
the same year, 1876, he was chosen to the Constitutional Con- 
vention. In 1877 he was elected as Representative to Congress, 
and was re-elected twice. He was a faithful, energetic member, 
soon securing the confidence and respect of his associates. It 
has been said that no man in the House accomplished more than 
he during his six years of service. As it had been here his career 
in Manchester was eminently successful, so he stood among the 
leaders of his profession- and as a public spirited citizen no one 
outranked him. He was Representative in 1883, 1891 and 1897, 
being Speaker the latter term. In 1889 and 1902 he was chosen 
as member of the Constitutional Convention, which was his last 
public position. 


Major Briggs was a Mason, a member of the Grand Army 
of the Republic, and the Loyal Legion of America. He attended 
the Unitarian Church. 

Mr. Edwin F. Jones in his life of Major Briggs says: "He 
was one of the state's great lawyers, a safe adviser, an honest 
counselor, a powerful advocate. He was thoroughly grounded 
in the fundamental principles, was familiar with the New Hamp- 
shire decisions and possessed a faculty of clear and accurate 
statement both of the law and the facts of the case such as is 
given to few men. In his argument he was forceful, plausible, 
persuasive. He was particularly strong with the jury, and before 
legislative committee few lawyers could excel him. For many 
years he was one of the foremost public speakers of New Hamp- 
shire. By those who knew him in the fullness of his strength, he 
was regarded as one of the giants in the professional and political 
life of New Hampshire for the three decades following 1865." 

Mr. Briggs married Roxanna, the dau. of Obadiah and Eliza 
M. Smith, of New Hampton, who died January 25, 1888. He 
died in his 78th year, January 21, 1905, from causes ascribed to 
old age and fatigue, the latter resulting from a western trip taken 
in the autumn of the previous year. 


1. Frank 0., b. August 12, 1851, educated along military lines, being 
a graduate of West Point, and five years in the Navy, alter 
which he entered upon a business career that redounded to 
his credit. He was for several years Treasurer of the John 
A. Roebling Company, which builded, among others, the 
Brooklyn and St. Lawrence bridges. He was a member of 
the School Board for sometime in Trenton ; was Mayor of that 
city; was State Treasurer of New Jersey; United States 
Senator one term, which expired only a short period before 
his death in May, 1913. 


1. Frankland, b. June, 1877; ed. in public schools and grad. 
Harvard Law School, and now occupies a high position 
in the legal profession in New York ; Attorney in Charge 
of the New York Telephone Co.; m. Anne Hollifield, of 
Newark, N. J. 


2. Sarah Fanny, b. October 22, 1855 ; m. September, 1882, George E. 

Tewksbury, of Manchester ; res. in Topeka, Kans. ; d. October 
26, 1891. 

3. Mary Frederica, b. August 19, 1866; m. October 24, 1888, D. Dudley 

Felton, of Manchester, connected with the Felton Brush 
Company. He d. May 5, 1914. 


1. James Briggs, b. February 5, 1891 ; ed. in public schools and 
Yale College; m. August 4, 1915, Beatrice Pike, lineal 
descendant of Governor Plumer. He has taken his 
father's position in the brush factory. 


1. James Briggs Felton, b. January 26, 1917. 

2. Dudley Pike Felton, b. May 29, 1920. 


The Brockways of this vicinity are all descendants of Capt. 
Jonathan Brockway, a native of Lyme, Conn., who married 
Phebe Smith, of that town. He was a sea-faring man, winning 
his commission or title in that calling, and when tired of his 
roving life he removed from Connecticut to New Hampshire, 
settling in Washington about 1773 near the outlet of Millen Pond, 
which has since become known as Brockway's Pond. He became 
a big land owner and influential citizen. He marched at the head 
of small companies upon both of the Ticonderoga alarms, though 
their services were not needed. His first wife d. April 5, 1791- 
and he m. second, Rebecca, dau. of William Jones, of H. He d. 
in Bradford, at the res. of his s. Asa, in Jan., 1829, at a very 
advanced age; she d. in Washington a centenarian. 



1. Asa, b. in Lyme, Conn., April 23, 1758 ; m. Hepzibah Hodgman, and 
res. in Bradford. 


1. Martin, b. July 15, 1779 ; m. Hannah Hoyt, and res. in Brad- 


2. Asa, Jr., b. in Bradford, May 3, 1782 ; m. Betsey Hoyt, and 

res. in Bradford, where he d. June 6, 1840 ; wid. d. August 
17, 1852, aged 66 years. 


3. Tilly, b. in Bradford, June 8, 1783; m. in October, 1803, Eliza- 

beth Young, of New Brunswick ; res. in Bradford and 
Hillsborough ; held the office of Deacon in the church ; d. 
in H., July 12, 1847; wid. d. here in 1872. 


1. John O., b. August 16, 1806; m. November 28, 1833, Abigail 

Carey; res. in Washington, but d. in South America, 
July 17, 1839. 

2. Ephraim, b. March 26, 1808; d. May 10, 1808. 

3>. Mary, b. March 21, 1&09 ; m. in November, 1825, Tilly 
Brockway, of Bradford; d. in Mass., February 2, 1883. 

4. Abigail, b. March 9, 1814; m. June 4, 1835, Elbridge Brock- 

way; d. April 5, 1860. 

5. Sarah, b. December 16, 1818 ; m. October 27, 1835, Joseph 

O. Morrill. 

6. Hiram, b. March 2, 1821 ; d. August 6, 1822. 

7. Harriet, b. September 14, 1823; m. April 4, 1843, Hiram 


8. George, b. April 24, 1828. (See) 

9. Livonia, b. November 2, 1830 ; m. in 1854, Jonathan Law- 

rence, and rem. to Wis. 

4. Annis, b. in Bradford about 1784 ; m. John Ayer ; res. in New- 

bury, Washington and Hillsborough ; d. in latter town, 
February 20, 1871. 

5. Smith, b. in Bradford; m. Susanna Foss, b. in Northwood, 

November 17, 1781; res. in Washington, where Capt. 
Jonathan Brockway first settled; d. in Baltimore, Md., 
about 1833; wid. d. June 25, 1837. 


1. Susan, b. in Washington. 

2. Ira, b. in W., May 5, 1812 ; m. Hannah Jefts, and res. in 

Washington, where he d. March 29, 1837. One child. 

3. Mary J., b. in W., November 24, 1816; d. March 6, 1837. 

4. Hiram. (See) 

6. Thomas. 

7. John, b. January 18, 1793; m. April 6, 1815, Mary Eaton; d. in 

Hopkinton at an advanced age. 

8. Ellis, b. about 1796; m. Nathaniel Smith; res. in W. ; d. 

August 15, 1853. 

9. Clarissa, b. January 8, 1800 ; m. Ruel Kellom ; d. in Minn., 

August 11, 1855. 





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George, s. of Tilly and Betsy (Young) Brockway, was b. 
in Bradford, April 24, 1828; m. Nov. 16, 1848, Betsy, dau. of 
John and Ruth (Draper) Chesley, of Canada. He came to H. 
with his parents in 1835, who set. in the northern section of the 
town near East Washington village. He was a farmer, at the age 
of 19 succeeding his father in the care of the home farm. He 
followed this occupation until his death, in his last years being 
assisted by his youngest son, Fred, who became a joint owner in 
the estate. Mr. Brockway was recognized as one of the solid 
men of the town, a progressive and prosperous farmer, of which 
class we have too few. 

A writer of a sketch of Mr. Brockway says : "Early in life 
he became a member of the Baptist Church at East Washington, 
a constant attendant upon all of its services, a member of the 
choir for seventy years, its leader for over half a century, thirty 
years Superintendent of its Sunday School. He sang at over six 
hundred funerals, twenty-five of which were in the homes of his 
nearest neighbors, ten of these being in the same house, the last 
one of these only a few days before he was confined to his home 
by his last sickness." In his more than four-score years of life 
he displayed in his business connections, educational, social and 
religious life those qualities of mind and heart which denote an 
unswerving honesty, a man in whom all can confide and place 
their trust. He served as Selectman, 1866- 1870, but never sought 
any political office, though he ever held a deep interest in matters 
political. He d. Feb. 15, 191 1 ; wid. d. June 23, 1912. 


1. Himan A., b. March 25, 1850. (See) 

2. Frank, b. August 6, 1852 ; d. July 9, 1873. 

3. Charles, b. April 10, 1856 ; m. December 30, 1885, Fannie Whittier, 

of Hillsborough, where they res. No children. 

4. Fred, b. November 14, 1857. (See) 

5. Ella F., b. June 26, 1859; m. November 29, 1883, George N. Gage, 

b. in Washington. November 27, 1851. He attended school 
at Tubbs Union Academy, in W., and the State College of 
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, at Orono, Me. Studied 
medicine with Gelen Allen, M. D., of Red Wing, Minn. ; en- 
tered Boston University of Medicine, where he graduated in 
1877 ; practiced medicine at East Washington with marked 
success until his death, January 10, 1903. 



1. Charles F., b. September 10, 1881, in East Washing-ton. 

Himan A., b. March 25, 1850; m. Sept. 5, 1877, Elsie J. 
Conn, dau. of Charles W. and Lucinda Conn, the couple taking 
up their res. with them, and later receiving an interest in the 
Conn Homestead. In addition to caring for the farm, he entered 
largely into the buying, selling and shipping of cattle. In this 
calling his early training by his father, his sound judgment, square 
dealing and pleasant manner aided him in making this branch of 
business an important factor in his successful career. In this we 
see clearly demonstrated the fact that a pleasing personality 
counts in the walks of life. 

He died Nov. 10, 1907; wid. d. June 21, 1921. 


1. Frank C, b. November 2, 1880; m. Lena M. Bailey, of Nelson, 
January 1, 1902. They live in Hillsborough. 

Fred, b. Nov. 14, 1857; m. Aug. 20, 1876, Alice E. Jones, 
of Washington, b. May 6, 1861. Resides in the western part of 
the town, on the farm which has been in the Brockway family for 
three generations. He carries on extensively the buying and 
selling of cattle, and he is much interested in the raising of 
registered Holstein stock. He is a member of the Historical Com- 
mittee chosen to superintend the publication of this history. 


1. Ethel G., b. May 6, 1879 ; m. April 9, 1902, William H. Manahan, Jr. 


2. Pauline J., b. August 19, 1892 ; m. December 19, 1914, Andrew J. 



1. Elizabeth, b. 1815. 

2. Katherine J., b. January 21, 1917. 

3. Virginia F., b. February 21, 1919. 

4. Polly, b. July 23, 1921. 




Hiram, s. of Smith and Susanna (Foss) Brockway, was b. 
in Washington, Nov. 17, 1820; m. Dec. 2, 1841, Mary, dau. of 
John and Lucretia (Taggart) Averill, of Windsor; he set. in the 
north part of the town ; was a farmer and carpenter ; held a 
Captain's commission in the N. H. militia; sold his farm in 1872, 
and rem. to Washington, in which town he held the office of 
Selectman. He d. June 7, 1878. 


1. Alura E., b. January 14, 1844; m. June 23, 1869, Harvey W. Dickin- 

son, of Sunapee. 

2. Lucretia M., b. June 12, 1846 ; m. February 20, 1868, Alfred G., s. 

of Israel, Jr., and Mary (dau. of Eber Barnes, of H.) Brock- 
way, b. in Washington, December 1, 1842. He d. November 6, 
1874, in W. and she d. July 25, 1876. 

3. Flora E., b. May 19, 1858; d. at Washington, November 16, 1874. 


This name appeared early in America, for one Edward 
Brown was with Captain John Smith on his first voyage to Vir- 
ginia in 1606 or 1607. Peter and Joseph Brown were among the 
passengers of the Mayflower in 1620 and a brother John came 
with his wife Dorothy six years later. Richard Brown of Water- 
town, Mass., was made a Freeman in 163 1, having come to New 
England with Winthrop, while Abraham, probably his brother, 
became a Freeman in 1632. John Brown, said to have been a 
Scotchman, born in 1590, came over on the ship Elizabeth, 1635, 
and settling in Hampton, was the ancestor of many of the name 
in New Hampshire. One Edward Brown, settling in Newbury, 
Mass., was another ancestor of several branches of the family in 
this state. So numerous, in fact, are those who bear this paternal 
distinction that it is among the most difficult of families to trace. 
The name in Scotland originally denoted a person of a fiery or 
impetuous nature — a warrior ; in England, it referred more par- 
ticularly in the earliest case to the color of the garments worn by 
the person designated, as "the man in brown" ; in France, it de- 
noted a man of dark complexion; it signified a person with 
marked or prominent eye-brows in the Teutonic families. In the 
last case, it was written Brunn ; in French, le Brun ; in the Gaelic 


dialect, Broun ; in old English, Burn ; and from these origins has 
come our later day Brown, borne by more people than any other 
sirname, with one exception. 

Hiram, s. of Jesse and Mary Bartlett Brown ; b. in Deering, 
N. H., May 31, 1819; m. Martha R. Rollins Gove of Weare, N. 
H., b. June 17, 1819; res. Deering, Manchester, Hillsborough. 


1. Herman Greeley, b. may 13, 1847, in Deering; m. first, May 13, 

1869, in Sunapee, to Melinda Ann Felch, dau. of John and 
Melinda (Livingston) Felch, of Sunapee. She d. February 
24, 1899, aged 53 years. He m. second, October 23, 1901, at 
Penacook, Ada H. Buxton, dau. of Daniel and Abby 
(Whitaker) Buxton, of Henniker. He was educated at Fran- 
cestown Academy ; farmer ; held office of tax collector. 


1. Bertha Melinda, b. June 4, 1875, Methuen, Mass. 

2. Charles Herman, b. November 6, 1876, Methuen, Mass. 

3. Arthur Livingston, b. Julj 24, 1878, in H. ; d. in H., January 

28, 1892, aged 13 years, 6 months. 

4. Sherman Gove, b. February 9, 1882, in H. 

5. Emma Lena, b. July 19, 1885, in H. 

2. Emma, b. October 14, 1852, in Deering; d. in 1859, aged 7 years. 

3. Flora Maria, b. October 4, 1854, in Deering; m. Hiram F. Smart, 

of H. 

John S., s. of Samuel and Betsey (Atwood) Brown; b. in 
1823; m. in 1849, Maria R. Strickland, and res. at the Lower 
Village, with the exception of a few years in Washington and 
Enfield. Wife d. Sept. 25, 1893, aged 63 "years; he d. May 28, 
1894, age 71 years. 


1. Luella M., b. August 22, 1851 ; d. May 24, 1857, aged 5 years 7 mos. 

2. George M., b. July 25, 1856; d. June 1, 1857, aged 10 months. 

3. Anna E., b. 1858 ; m. April 30, 1884, Edwin J. George, of Sunapee, 

b. July 16, 1858, who came to H. in 1886 ; she d. December 6, 


1. Frank J. George, b. July 20, 1886. 

2. Bertha N. George, b. February 13, 1888 ; m. Guy Nelson. 

BROWN. 95 


1. Leslie. 
3. Mildred L. George, b. August 25, 1893. 

4. Lilla, b. November 24, ; m. July 16, 1881, William P. Gardner, 

son of Nail S. and Thurza (George) Gardner, b. March. 23, 
1858, of West Springfield, N. H. Shoe manufacturer, Enfield ; 
inventor Shaker, now Gardner shoe ; musician. 

5. Dana J., b. July 18, 1868; m. Sept. 18, 1902, Deborah M. MacKellar, 

of Watertown, Mass., b. May 22, 1870, dau. of Eben F. and 
Sarah M. (Collins) MacKellar. (Mrs. Brown is the 7th gen- 
eration from Sir John of Scotland, a graduate of Edinburgh 
University, and one of the men with Sir Ferdinand Gorges 
when he made the first settlements in Maine and New Hamp- 
shire on grant of land from King Charles.) 


1. Kuth G., b. July 29, 1901 ; adopted. 

6. Eva E., b. 1870; d. April 21, 1873. 

Stephen A., bro. of John S., b. Jan. 8, 1826; m. first, in 
1850, Hannah Strickland; she d. Dec. 6, 1870, aged 46 years; he 
m. second, Mrs. Louisa F. (Winship) Hall, b. Aug. 19, 1845. 
Her first husband was John A. Hall, who d. May 7, 1866, aged 
29 years. Stephen A. Brown learned the tanner's trade of David 
and John G. Fuller at the Lower Village, and became a partner 
and later proprietor of the "Fuller Tannery," for a time carrying 
on an extensive business. He was Selectman in 1867; Represen- 
tative in 1886-1887. He d. Nov. 3, 1891 ; wid. d. Oct. 25, 1902. 


1. Dana E., b. in 1852; m. Anna M., dau. of George H. Stewart; d. 

May 27, 1885. 


1. Son, b. February 21, 1876 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Stella, b. in 1855 ; m. Scott Dow. 

3. Fred, b. in 1877 ; killed at Andover, in 1898, while employed as 

brakeman on freight train. 

James H., s. of Aaron and Eadey (Watts) Brown, was b. 
in Acworth, Feb. 23, 1840; was educated at Marlow and Alstead 
academies ; has followed mercantile business most of his life ; is 


now farming. He is descended from Revolutionary ancestry 
both paternal and maternal branches ; came to H. in 1891 as 
proprietor of Valley Hotel, which he conducted successfully for 
several years. He is a member of Harmony Lodge A. F. & A. 
M. ; m. Oct. 24, 1888, Mary Ellen, dau. of William B and 
Lucretia A. (Densmore) Whittemore. 


1. Eva Whittemore, b. in Bradford, May 21, 1890; grad. in 1909, from 
Hillsborough High School, and from Wheaton, in 1911 ; she is 
now a successful teacher in the Hillsborough High School. 

Henry J., s. of Francis Smith and Addie E. (Brown) Clay, 
was b. in Candia, Oct. 13, 1856; when 9 years old went to live 
with his maternal grandfather, Daniel C. Brown ; res. in Windsor, 
and took his sirname, so that is known as Henry J. Brown. (His 
father's family belonged to the branch of Clays distinguished by 
Henry Clay of national fame.) In 1874 Henry came to Hills- 
borough ; m. Mar. 20, 1883, Mary W., dau. of Robert and Etta 
(Colby) Colby, of Henniker; res. on the Samuel Clement farm 
on the North Henniker road. 


1. Emma M., b. December 30, 1885 ; d. at age of 14 years. 

2. Mary Clay, b. August 24, 1887; m. January 1, 1908, Alfred Rial 

Rowe, of Henniker, b. September 6, 1886, and res. in that 


1. Rial Clay Rowe, b. September 12, 1908. 

2. Beatrice Emma Rowe, b. in Henniker, March 31, 1914. 


The name of Bruce is of Scottish origin and ancestry. Capt. 
Samuel Gibson, Jr., b. June 29, 1798; m. in 1831, Lurain T. 
Smith, b. Feb. 22, 1802; she d. Aug. 30, 1868. 


1. Mary S., b. October 30, 1831 ; m. December 31, 1852, Rufus D. Bruce, 
who d. August 16, 1864, and she m. second, February 12, 1872, 
Harry H. Bragg, of Mont Vernon and Boston. She d. Novem- 
ber 21, 1915. 




1. Anna S., b. December 31, 1853; m. August 23, 1883, Frank C. 

Fox. of Boston. No children. 

2. Dana K., b. October 29, 1857; hi. March 22, 1885, Nellie E., 

dau. of Solon and Lizzie (Gove) Goss. He worked for D. 
Whiting- & Son thirty years. Was deputy sheriff eight 
years, road agent years, and is at present time Fire 



1. Doris M., b. March 21, 1886; m. October 18, 1917, Walter 

Barnes, of Nashua. 

v. CHILD. 

1. William, b. in 1918. 

2. Florence E., b. September 18, 1887. 

3. Anna F., b. July 4, 1889. 

4. Rufus J., b. June 19, 1891. 

5. Margaret L., b. August 6, 1897. 

6. Eobert G., b. September 8, 1905. 

3. Lurain M., b. March 29, 1860 ; d. May 28, 1860. 

4. Josie L., b. April 7, 1862 ; d. August 17, 1864. 

2. Ann E., b. June 7, 1833 ; m. December 10, 1861, Joseph S. Cook, who 
d. and she m. second, May 16, 1880, Charles E. Mason. 


1. Samuel Gibson Cook, b. June 22, 1867 ; m. December 25, 1892, 
Lilliette Foster. 


1. Handel D. Cook, b. August 15, 1894 ; a musician. 


Reuben, b. in Conn. ; came to H. about 1769; name of wife 
unknown ; lived in town several years. 


1. Reuben, Jr., b. December 23, 1771 ; m. February 26. 1795, Martha 
Green ; rem. to Waterford, Vt., where he d. April 25, 1847. 

Simeon, Jr., s. of Simeon and Mary (Goss) Buck, was b. in 
Reading, Mass., April 1, 1791 ; came to Windsor, where he lived 
most of his active life ; but sold his farm in 1866 and came to H. 


He m. first, Nancy Curtice, of Windsor, who d. June 22, 181 7, 
aged 21 years; m. second, Nancy Simonds, of Antrim, who d. 
Feb. 7, 1842, aged 44 years; m. third, Sabrina Simonds, sis. of 
second wife, who d. Nov. 19, 1859, aged 56 years; m. fourth, 
Mrs. Martha J. (Jones) Smith. He d. April 14, 1883. 


1. Harriet, b. May 15, 1820; m. Charles Simonds, of Antrim. 

2. Miranda, b. February 10, 1823. 



1. Phebe, b. October 1, 1778 ; d. December 4, 1863. 

2. Jacob, Jr., August 6, 17S0; d. May 11, 1863. 

3. Eunice, b. September 9, 1782 ; d. in June, 1825. 

4. Sarah, b. April 7, 1784; m. Dr. James Forsaith; d. January 26, 


5. Samuel, b. March 2, 1788; d. March 17, 1854. (See) 

6. Hannah, b. May 29, 1790; d. December 11, 1845. 

7. Euth, b. October 23, 1792; d. September 16, 1823. 

8. Abel Adams, b. March 4, 1794; d. November 7, 1814. 

Samuel, s. of Jacob Burbank, was b. in Washington, 
Mar. 2, 1788; m. Nov. 28, 1,821, Mary Lawrence, b. June, 1795; 
he d. April 17, 1854; she d. April 13, 1876. 


1. Mary Eliza, b. January 8, 1823; d. July 17, 1869. 

2. Justin Edwards, b. March 18, 1S25 ; d. November 4, 1897. 

3. David Brainerd, b. December 9, 1828. 

David B., s. of Samuel and Mary (Lawrence) Burbank, b. 
in Washington, Dec. 9, 1828, where he resided until about i860, 
when he came to H. and settled upon a farm on Bear Hill ; after- 
wards rem. to Bridge Village, where he d. Feb. 23, 1901 ; m. 
first, Oct. 25, 1855, Caroline E. Town, of Washington, b. April 
17, 1836, who d. April 24, 1857; m. second, June 8, 1858, Nancy 
J., dau. of Hiram and Clarissa Grimes, b. June 28, 1830. 




1. Herbert L., b. April 23, 1857 ; m. May 12, 1883, Flora B. Worthley, 

of Antrim, res. Hubbell, Houghton county. 

2. Clara E., b. March 2, 1859. 

3. Mary B., b. October 2, 1867; d. unm. April 19, 1907. 

4. Harry B., b. May 20, 1869 ; m. May 19, 1900, Mabel E. Claflin, b. in 

Hancock, Vt., October 26, 1876, dau. of Elias B. and Jane 
(Hopkins) Claflin. 


1. Herbert L., b. September 10, 1901 ; Donald B., b. October 4, 


2. Philip, b. October 29, 1903. 

3. Esther, b. October 7, 1907. He d. August 4, 1911. She m. 

second, August 29, 1915, Fred H. Wyman. 


Benjamin F., s. of Ebenezer, Jr., (Ebenezer, Thomas, 4th, 
Thomas, Jr., Thomas) Burtt, b. in Hancock, now Bennington, 
Mar. 2, 1817; came to H. in ; was a harnessmaker ; m. Feb. 

14, 1 841, Dorcas, dau. of Jedediah and Hepsabeth (Hardy) 
Preston, b. Nov. 24, 1809; she d. Aug. 17, 1881. 


1. Orlando G., b. May 11, 1841 ; lived six years in Concord and New- 

port, rest of life in H. ; enlisted as private in Co. D, 7th Reg., 
N. H. Vols. ; was wounded September 27, 1863, at the siege of 
Morris Island, S. C. ; promoted to Corporal and discharged 
December 27, 1864 ; had participated in seventeen engage- 
ments. Enlisted in 1878 as private in Co. K., 2d Beg. N. H. 
N. G. ; was appointed Sergeant ; made 1st Lieutenant, April 
27, 1880 ; chosen Captain, September 13, 1880 ; resigned Febru- 
ary 4, 1884. He has served the town several years as Super- 
visor. He m. at Lempster, April 6, 1865, Eleanora L., dau. 
of Dennis and Louisa (Spaulding) Potter. 


1. Nellie L., b. September 9, 1865 ; m. Frank Nichols. 

2. Elmer E., b. October 21, 1866; d. June 29, 1S84. 

3. Lillis M., b. December 4, 1868; d. at Newport, November 27, 


4. Myrtie M., b. at Concord, August 11, 1871. 

2. Annie G., b. June 28, 1844 ; m. October 21, 1861, Edward G. Grace, 

who d. in 1885. 



1. Lucy P., b. February 16, 1862; m. November 2, 1884, Rev. 

Gilnian Clark. 

x. CHILD. 
1. Edith, b. February 19, 1886. 

2. George E., b. August 3, 1863 ; m. June 30, 1881, Jessie F. 



1. Viletta A., b. February 27, 1882 ; d. June 3, 1885. 

2. V. E. b. April 30, 1885 ; d. May 13, 1885. 

3. Carrie J., b. October 15, 1865 ; m. October 29, 1882, John Mc- 


x. CHILD. 
1. Gracie, b. February 26, 1883. 

4. Evangie, b. December 26, 1868; m. Frank Parker. (See) 
3. Loring S., b. July 27, 1847; d. April 28, 1873. 

James S., Jr., s. of Dr. James S. and Mercy (Preston) 
Burtt ; b. in that part of Hancock now included in Bennington, 
Dec. 25, 1816; m. April 11, 1841, Hannah B. Smith, London- 
derry, b. April 9, 1817; came to H. in 1844; he d. April 7, 1869; 
wid. d. Jan. 12, 1877. 


1. Helen M., b. February 2, 1843 ; d. January 5, 1874. 

2. Hannah H., b. April 4, 1845 ; d. April 21, 1846. 

3. James A., b. March 1, 1847 ; d. November 13, 1899. 

4. Edna A., b. April 12, 1848 ; d. August 29, 1877. 

5. Florenza, b. July 2, 1850 ; m. Feberuary 7, 1884, William D. Biller- 


6. Lydia, b. January 22, 1852; m. first, Levi Bixby. (See) 

7. Mary C, b. February 13, 1854; m. November 11, 1880, Frank P. 

Newman, of Washington, a teacher and dentist. 


1. Harold E., b. February 13, 1882 ; m. — 

Thomas A., b. June 13, 1826; m. Jan. 12, 1847, Eliza J. 
Burns ; was a house painter and res. at Bridge Village. 


John Stark, s. of Benjamin and Abigail (Stickney) Burtt, 
was b. in that part of Hancock now Bennington, Sept. 10, 1809; 
came to H. in ; m . first, Martha, dau. of Ozias and 

Frances (Congdon) Silsby; she d. Feb. 18, 1845, and he m. 
second, Dec. 9, 1847, Abby W., dau. of Dea. Tristam and Sally 
(Little) Sawyer; he d. Feb. 9, 1858; wid. d. at Lebanon Snring-s 
N. Y. S ' 


1. Charles H., b. January 5, 1842 ; d. at Hancock, June 24, 1860. 

2. George H., b. January 6, 1845; m. May 14, 1884, Kate Taylor, of 

Kutland, 111. 

3. John M., b. June 11, 1849 ; m. November 22, 1882, Lucy J. Butman, 

of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 


1. Frederick A., b. May 17, 1885 ; res. Bennington, Vt. ; prominent 
in Masonic circles. 

4. Addie S., b. September 27, 1851 ; res. Natick, Mass. 


The earliest trace we find of the Burnham family takes us 
back to the days and scenes of Burnham Oaks, the seat of an 
English country gentleman at a period when it was a custom of 
a rich landholder to gather about him a large retinue of servants, 
tillers of the soil and defenders of his castle in arms. If he came 
from Normandy we are not certain, but, be it as it will, this kingly 
Rupert was a man of considerable renown. From him we trace 
the line to Robert, Thomas, who came to New England prior to 
1640, John, Thomas, Stephen, Joshua, Thomas, b. in Milford, 
Mass., in 1783; m. in 1807, Rachel Conant, and rem. to Antrim, 
N. H., in 1821. He lived for sixteen years on the Madison Tuttle 
farm in that town, when, in 1837, he came to Hillsborough Upper 
Village, where he d. in 1856; his wid. d. in 1871 in Nashua, aged 
87 years. 


1. Albert G., b. July 15, 1808. (See) 

2. Selina D., b. November 9, 1810 ; m. June 8, 1837, Phineas A. Eeid, of 

Litchfield, b. May 1, 1816; she d. February 19, 1888; he d. 
April 7, 1897. 



1. Mary Jane, b. ; m. September 4, 1873, Rodney N. 

Whittemore ; he d. April 24, 1913 ; she d. October 23, 1914. 

2. William Thomas. 

3. Walter Harris, b. ; m. May 6, 1869, Philie S. Young, 

dau. of Jonathan and Charlotte (Boyce) Young, of Lon- 
donderry; he d. January 5, 1892. 

4. George Minot, b. ; d. January 5, 1909. 

5. Rachel. 

6. Nil la Merton. 

7. Phineas, b. ; m. January 14, 1886, Addie Chase, 

dau. of Morrison Chase, of Londonderry. 


1. Pearl A., 

2. Marcia B., b. ; d. September 28, 1890. 

3. Harold M., b. ; d. January 1, 1892. 

4. Walter P., b. ; d. April, 1893. 

5. Lillian M., b. 

3. Abel Conant, b. May 2, 1812. (See) 

4. Orna B., b. June 5, 1814; m. Melinda Gould, of Lyndeboro ; res. in 

Acworth ; d. January 4, 1883. 


1. Henry F., b. in Antrim; m. July 24, 1865, Jennie A., dau. of 

Robert and Cornelia Kennedy ; b. July 15, 1845 ; res. Ac- 
worth ; she d. December, 1909. 


1. Arthur L. 

2. May, m. Harry Tucker. 

2. Luella M. 

5. Henrietta B., b. October 4, 1816; m. Bradley Hall, of Chesterfield; 

d. December 1, 1872. 

x. CHILD. 

1. Thomas B., ; m. Caroline Serepter Thompson ; d. 

in Concord. 

6. Gustavus Erickson, b. May 30, 1819. (See) 

7. Euclid Hatch, b. June 20, 1823; m. Maria Keyes, of Washington; 

d. June 1, 1894. 



1. Ella M., d. young, unm. 

2. Annie L., lives on old place in H. 

8. Oramus W., b. May 25, 1827 ; m. Ellen M. Hartshorn, of Amherst. 
He served in the Civil War. 

Gustavus Erickson, s. of Thomas and Rachel (Conant) 
Burnham, b. May 30, 1819, learned the blacksmith's trade and 
set. at the Upper Village ; afterwards rem. to the "Foundry," 
where he carried on business a few years in company with Ben- 
jamin P. Moore, following which he bought the Nathaniel Jones 
farm. He m. July 18, 1841, Abbie, dau. of James and Abigail 
(Pollard) Baldwin, of Antrim. She d. Mar. 8, 1859, an d he m. 
second, Mar. 7, 1861, Martha A., dau. of James and Louisa 
(Gibson) McClintock ; he d. May. 19, 1902; wid. d. Aug. 11, 


1. Josie M., b. October 18, 1815; m. Gilman Jones. (See) 

2. Abbie A., b. August 24, 1850 ; m. 

3. Frank, b. February 23, 1859 ; d. November 20, 1859. 

4. Maud L., b. December 19, 1861 ; m. Henry F. Gould, of Antrim. 

5. Harry J., b. July 12, 1865 ; d. August 24, 1865. 

6. Fannie M., b. December 3, 1866 ; m. 

7. Arthur M„ b. December 21, 1868 ; m. June 25, 1902, Blanch B., 

dau. of Solon and (Bell) Newman. 


1. Marion Belle, b. January 3, 1904. 

Albert G., s. of Thomas and Rachel (Conant) Burnham, 
b. July 15, 1808; learned the tanner's trade of Deacon Little of 
North Branch; m. Dec. 22, 1831, Tamme, dau. of Eliphalet and 
Tamme (Tilton) Symonds ; res. at Upper Village for many years, 
where he did tanning and shoemaking in connection with farm- 
ing; later in life he bought the "Chase Farm" of Dea. Benjamin 
Colby, which he occupied until his death Jan. 14, 18S7; wid. d. 
April 3, 1887. 


1. Lucy, b. February 2, 1833 ; d. January 6, 1835. 

2. Henry J., b. August 21, 1834; m. January 3, 1858, Sarah H., dau. 

of Joseph and Mary Livermore, b. December 8, 1833. He d. 
June 21, 1871. 



1. Albert J., b. November 12, 1S58 ; m. April 21, 1885, Alice I., dau. 

of Fred J. Smith and Mrs. Mary J. (Nichols) Templeton ; 
res. on the William Livermore homestead. (See) 

2. Laura A., b. December 29, 1864; m. Ernest Saltmarsh. 

3. Abel C, 2d, b. August 24, 1836; d. May 20, 1849. 

4. George W., b. July 31, 1838; m. May 30, 1861, Loella M., dau. of 

Capt. Daniel and Loiza (Mooar) Wyman, of Deering. She d. 
April 27, 1897 . 


1. Alice M., b. July 19, 1867. 

2. Carrie L., b. October 2, 1876. 

3. Nellie M., b. March 9, 1879. 

5. Adeline C, b. August 28, 1843 ; m. September 22, 1869, David M. 

Ray. (See) 

Abel Conant, M. D., s. of Thomas and Rachel (Con- 
ant) Burnham, was b. May 2, 1812, in Amherst. During his 
boyhood he lived several years with his uncle Rev. Abel Conant 
at Leominster, Mass., attending school and studying at home 
under the direction of his uncle. He attended the academies of 
Francestown, Pembroke and Hillsborough. After teaching a 
year in New York he returned to H. and studied medicine with 
Dr. Elisha Hatch with whom he remained two years, teaching 
school winters and the third year he spent with Dr. Amos 
Twitchel of Keene ; was graduated from Dartmouth Medical 
College in Nov. 1839; went to Lowell, Mass., the following 
winter in the office of Drs. Kimball and Bartlett; returned to 
H. in the spring and remained with Dr. Hatch as his assis/ant ; 
commenced practice at Hillsborough Centre in Feb. 1841, but 
rem. to Bridge Village the following October where he continued 
in active practice until his death, May 21, 1896, a period of more 
than 50 years ; successful both as a physician and surgeon. Few 
country practitioners have excelled him. He was surgeon of the 
26th Reg. N. H. Militia for several years until honorably dis- 
charged at his own request ; superintending school committee of 
the town four years; member of Board of Education; Justice of 
the peace from 1846 until his death; member of N. H. Medical 
Society and of Harmony Lodge A. F. & A. M., being secretary 
for several years ; member of board of Directors of the First 



National Bank of H. for twenty-four years. He m. Nov. 9, 
1849, Caroline M., dau. of George and Mary (Steele) Dascomb, 
b. July 27, 1823, who survived him; she d. Dec. 24, 1898. 


1. Emma Ruth, b. in Brighton, 111., March 16, 1870; ed. in public 
schools of the town and at Mount Holyoke College. Taught 
school and lectured. Has written for the press ; author "The 
River of a Hundred Waterfalls: the Contoocook." Is in the 
book business at Manchester. She m. December 31, 18>95, John 
C. Warne. 


1. Alma Monroe, b. April 17, 1809 ; ed. in the town schools ; grad. 

from Hillsborough High School and Keene Normal school ; 
was successful teacher in Keene ; m. Dec. 26, 1920, Ellis 
Wyman of Keene ; vet. of World War ; saw 3 yrs.' service 
Mexican Border. 

2. Nerine Gertrude, b. February 18, 1901 ; ed. in the public 

schools ; f orelady in Folsom's' dry goods store in Manches- 

Milo B., s. of Stephen and Mary (Rockwood) Burnham, 
b. Feb. 2, 1847, in New Boston ; mechanic and musician ; res. in 
New Boston, Milford and Hillsborough ; present residence, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He m. Sarah F., dau. of Nelson E. and Fidelia 
(Whipple) Shedd, of Mont Vernon. 


1. Fred N., b. in Mont Vernon, March 4, 1866; twice m. and d. April 

25, 1908, in Lowell, Mass. 

2. Harrie L., b. December 2, 1869, in Milford ; d. July 6, 1880, in H. 

3. Florence M., b. January 17, 1873, in Milford; m. first, Dr. Graves, 

of Nashua ; name of second husband not found. 

4. L. Viola, b. December 5, 1878, in New Boston. 


Dr. Elijah, b. in Pelham, April 13, 1765; m. Lydia, dau. 
of Col. Nathaniel Fifield, of Salisbury, Mass., b. April 20, 1770. 
Following their marriage Dr. Butler and wife settled on Sugar 
Hill in Weare, where he enjoyed a wide practice and acquired 
the confidence of the people as a physician. 



1. James Elijah, b. August 10, 1791 ; in. Jane, dau. of Grimes, 

and settled in H., where he entered into trade, finally taking 
in his brother William as partner for a time. He was very- 
successful in establishing a mercantile business, to which his 
son succeeded. 


1. Infant, b. July 1, 1821 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Betsy J., b. August 1, 1822 ; m. David F. Brown. 

3. Sarah Ann, b. July 1, 1824; d. May 16, 1882, unm. 

4. John Grimes, b. April 26, 1826; m. Francella Cole; d. in April, 


5. Lydia M., b. August 22, 1829 ; d. May 28, 1897. 

6. James Smith, b. September 3, 1832. (See) 

7. Mary Frances, b. November -4, 1836; d. May 28, 1897. 

2. William, b. April 18, 1793. 

3. Nathaniel, b. August 7, 1795. 

4. Elijah, b. October 14, 1797. 

5. Lydia, b. August 29, 1802; m. Ammi Smith, of Hillsborough. (See) 

6. Hazen K., b. January 13, 1805. 

James Smith, son of James and Jane (Grimes) Butler, was 
born September 23, 1832, in H., where his father was engaged 
in mercantile pursuits. Here, outside of the public schools, he 
received his early training in his father's store, proving an apt 
pupil. Upon the death of his father, he took up the business in 
earnest, carrying it on for over fifty years. His reputation for 
enterprise and honesty soon reached beyond his native town, so 
he had a wide trade. 

Being keen to realize the prospective value of real estate in 
a growing village, he continued to add to his possessions, until he 
owned a large share of the business section of the town. At one 
time he owned more than forty tenements, all of which yielded 
him excellent returns. He also acquired considerable tracts of 
farming land in Texas, and held large interests in mining and 
railroad property. 

He was an active Republican, but never a politician, and 
would never accept a public office, with the exception of serving 
as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors 1886-1888, and holding 



the position of Postmaster one term under McKinley's ad- 
ministration, 1898-1902. 

He m. Dec. 25, 1862, Ellen, dau. of Greenleaf. He d. June 16, 
1902 ; wid. d. in 1909. 


1. James Arthur, b. January 18, 1864; m. first, September, 1891, 

Annie Johnson ; she d., and he m. second, Emily A. Peaslee ; 
she d. October 23, 1918; he d. October 25, 1918, bronchial 
pneumonia taking - both. 

2. Jennie G., b. August 10, 1865; ed. in the public schools, and res. at 

the old homestead. 

3. Mary E., b. March 8, 1867 ; ed. in public schools in town and 

Wheaton Seminary, Norton, Mass. ; she had marked musical 
talent and met marked success ; d. November 7, 1905. 


Anthony and Elizabeth Buxton emigrated from England and 
settled in Salem, Mass., about 1640, and from that worthy couple 
are descended most of those who bear the sirname. Among these 
descendants was Daniel B. Buxton, who married Abigail Paige 
and res. in Henniker. Daniel M. Buxton, their son, b. in Hen- 
niker, Sept. 4, 1830; m. Nov. 14, 1855, Abbie A. Whittaker, of 
Deering, and they lived in Henniker until 1876, when they rem. 
to Hillsborough Bridge Village, where he engaged in the lumber 
and trucking business, which he conducted for many years. She 
d. Oct. 31, 1893; he d. Aug. 1, 1905. 


1. Willis G., b. August 22, 1856. (See) 

2. Nelson L„ b. January 26, 1859; m. February 27, 1883, Nellie E. 

Proctor. He was engaged for many years in the tinware and 
stove business in Henniker. 


1. Ella M., b. December 2, 1885 ; d. September 5, 1886. 

2. Ethel M., b. December 31, 1890; m. June 25, 1913, Archie 



1. Ealph Leroy, b. April 20, 1914. 

3. Ada H., b. August 30, 1863 ; a teacher in the local schools for 

fourteen years; Librarian of the Public Library in H. since 
1903. She m. October 23, 1901, Herman G. Brown. (See) 


Willis G., s. of Daniel M. Buxton ; b. Aug. 22, 1856 ; studied 
law in the office of Brooks K. Webber, graduating from the Bos- 
ton University Law School in the Class of 1879. Admitted to the 
New Hampshire bar of the same year in March, he began prac- 
tice in Hillsborough, but settled in Penacook in 1882, where he 
has continued the practice of law, and also conducted an insur- 
ance businesss. Active in public affairs he has held various local 
positions of trust; was a member of the Constitutional Con- 
ventions of 1S89, 1902 and 1912; was Representative to the 
State Legislature of 1895-1896; member of the Senate of 1897- 
1898, serving as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee; has been 
Secretary and Trustee of the New Hampshire Orphans Home 
for many years ; Trustee of the Merrimack County Savings Bank 
and director of various corporations ; Associate Justice of the 
Concord District court and Justice of the Boscawen Municipal 
court. Has been a member of the Republican State Committee 
for twenty-two years ; was a delegate to the National Progressive 
Conventions of 1912 and 1916. He is a Knight Templar and Odd 
Fellow. He m. June 4, 1884, Martha J. Flanders. 


1. Grace H., b. March 1, 1886; d. December 22, 1897. 


The Campbells of Hillsborough are descendants of John C. 
Campbell Drake of Argyle, a noted Scottish nobleman living in 
the troublous days of feudal and religious warfare between Scot- 
land and England. Daniel Campbell, of Amherst, was the sur- 
veyor of the town at the time of the second settlement. He was 
a grandson of Daniel, a lineal descendant of the Duke of Argyle, 
and was born in Londonderry, June 27, 1739. 

John C, s. of John and Sarah (Noyes) Campbell, was b. 
in Henniker, Jan. 11, 1822; m. Sept. 23, 1845, Julia D. Butler, 
who was b. in Boston, Mass., Jan. 22, 1824; res. in Henniker 
several years during which time he taught school and later was 
route agent from Hillsborough Bridge to Manchester. He came 
to H. in 1 861, when he was appointed Cashier of the Valley, 



afterwards First National Bank of Hillsborough, filling that 
office with great credit to himself and confidence of the public 
until his decease, Feb. 16, 1896. He was Representative to the 
State Legislature in 1871 and 1872; was member of the School 
Board for a term of years ; served as Town Treasurer for twenty- 
five successive years ; was Director of the Hillsboro and Peter- 
boro Railroad, from 1878; President of the Hillsboro Water 
Works and Board of Trade; and a member of Harmony Lodge, 
No. 38, A. F. and A. M. 


1. E. Jennie, b. in Henniker, October 26, 1847 ; m. October 12, 1881, 

Almon F., s. of John S. and Jane M. (Sherburne) Cate, and 
res. in Manchester. 


1. Jennie Elizabeth, b. December 4, 1882. 

2. John Almon, b. June 16, 1886 ; d. December 9, 1887. 

2. Mary E., b. in Henniker, June 26, 1854 ; m. October 16, 1889, George 

A. Upton, of Townsend, Mass. ; d. in Manchester, November 5, 

3. Julia D., b. in Henniker, February 29, 1860; m. October 25, 1885, 

Walter, s. of John and — (Wiley) Steele; res. in Stoneham, 


1. Ruth, b. in March, 1887 ; d. in July. 

2. Clifford C, b. May 6, 1869 ; Philip, b. April, 1891. 

3. Rachel H, b. December 27, 1893. 

4. Julia D., b. August 4, 1896. 

4. James A., b. April 14, 1862 ; d. May 14, 1863. 

5. J. Howard, b. July 27, 1865 ; m. October 29, 1889, Sarah L., dau. of 

Bushrod W. and Anne (Appleton) Hill, and res. in Manchester. 


1. Bushrod Hill, b. July 12, 1895. 

2. John C, b. April 6, 1897. 

6. John B., b. December 21, 1866 ; m. March 4, 1888, Mabel F., dau. of 

John L. and Myra (Belcher) Shedd ; employed in express 
office at Concord. 


1. John D. b,. March 29, 1889, d. April 26, 1889. 

2. James A., b. June 10, 1890, d. July 22, 1890. 


3. Margaret, b. June 12, 1892. 

4. Frances B., b. July 23, 1893. 

5. Marion, b. September 30, 1895. 

6. Ruth S., b. October 29, 1896. 


The name of this family is found upon the records spelled 
in various ways as Kar, Karr, Ker, Kerr, and in olden times the 
"K" was almost always used instead of "C". Finally, however, 
the latter letter was adopted, and the form of spelling given at 
the head of this article is the one usually accepted, so that style 
will be followed here. The first member of the family we have 
traced was Thomas Carr, b. in Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 5, 1725; 
he m. in 1747, Hannah — , b. Jan. 29, 1729, in Antrim, and in 
I 757( ?) rem - to Londonderry, where they remained until 1787 ( ?) 
when they came to H. to live with their children. He d. April 
22, 1797; wid. d. April 8, 1817. 

The above couple were the parents of n children, one of 
whom, James Carr, set. in town as early as 1779, and two years 
later he was joined by his twin brothers, Thomas and Robert. 
These last named bought adjoining farms in the northwest part 
of the town near East Washington. Bears were plenty in that 
vicinity, the "Great Bog" being a favorite rendezvous for them, 
and woe to the sheep and pigs that were allowed to stray at night. 
These brothers both served in the Revolutionary War, and 
Thomas was present and within 50 feet of the gallows when 
Major Andre was executed. They married twin sisters upon 
the same day. 


1. James, b. in Haverhill, Mass., September 17, 1748; m. Elizabeth — 


1. Joseph, b. February 22, 1780, in Derryfield. 

2. Darkis, b. March 30, 1782, in H. 

3. Polly, b. April 23, 1786. 

4. Polly, b. June 11, 1788. 

5. Elizabeth, b. October 12, 1790. 

6. Lefe, b. August 26, 1800. 

2. Elizabeth, b. January 16, 1751. 

3. Hannah, b. December 29, 1754. 

CARR. Ill 

4. Thomas, Jr., b. in Litchfield, April 27, 1757; m. November 27, 1789, 

Elizabeth, dau. of William Jones, b. April 30, 1772. He was 
living in this town as early as 1781, and settled after his 
marriage on the farm since occupied by Eliab Killom. The 
information in regard to his family is meagre. 

5. Kobert, twin of Thomas, Jr., was b. April 28, 1757, in Litchfield, 

and m. on the same day as his bro., November 25, 1789, Abigail 
W., dau. of William Jones, twin sister of Elizabeth Jones, and 
who d. Mar. 2, 1798 ; he m. second, October 19, 1804, Catherine 
Edes, b. in Peterboro, February 16, 1777, and d. January 1, 
1819; he m. third, Mrs. Mary (Waites) Edes, wid. of Samuel 
Edes, Jr., of Peterboro. Eobert Carr d. March ID, 1838 ; wid. 
d. August 27, 1841. His children were by first marriage. 


1. Fanny, b. October 1, 1790 ; m. February 9, 1809, Thomas Averill, 

of Stockbridge, Vt. 

2. Caleb, b. March 19, 1792; m. December 8, 1818, Mary, dau. of 

Jonathan and Mary (Proctor) Brockway, b. in Wash- 
ington, February 23, 1798 ; res. in Washington, where he 
d. February 19, 1886 ; she had d. September 6, 1872. 

3. Achsah, b. December 17, 1793; m. January, 1813, Adolphus 

Bixby. (See) 

4. Betsy, b. January 12, 1796 ; m. Elisha Huntley, of Charlestown. 

5. Abigail, twin of Betsy; m. William Mann. (See) 

6. Eobert, Jr. (See) 

6. John, b. June 12, 1759. 

7. Margaret, b. December 30, 1761. 

8. Naomi, b. May 4, 1764. 

9. David, b. January 13, 1767. 

10. Jonathan, b. October 3, 1769. 

11. Jenny, b. October 5, 1774. 

Robert, Jr., b. Jan. 16, 1798; m. Dec. 25, 1827, Chora, dau. 
of Jonathan and Sarah (Hadlock) Goodale, of Deering, b. Mar. 
16, 1806. He lived and d. on the old homestead, death occurring 
in 1878; his wid. d. in 1883. 


1. Eobert G., b. September 30, 1828. (See) 

2. Harrison C, b. December 6, 1830; d. December 1, 1849. 

3. Claora Ann, b. April 12, 1833; m. September 14, 1852, J. Goodale 

Morrill, of Deering, where children were born. 



1. Harry C, b. January 11, 1855; m. August 1, 1893, Emma J. 

Tucker, of Peterboro ; d. in 1913. 

2. Eobert G., b. September 2, 1859; m. April 21, 1881, Florence E. 

Graves, of Unity. 

3. Frank W., b. October 23, 186-1; m. May 31, 1887, Emma J. 

Purington, of Goshen. 

4. Warren J., b. August 4, 1867 ; d. July 19, 1894. 

5. Jennie A., b. January 30, 1876. 

4. Sarah Jane, b. July 21, 1S25; m. Miles C. Barker. (See) 

5. Jonathan, b. March 10, 1838; d. March 14, 1838. 

6. Abigail J. W., b. July 29, 1839 ; m. Mark M. Hadley. (See) 

7. Eliza Hatch, b. November 17, 1842; m. 

8. Angelina, b. September 12, 1845 ; m. 1866, at Boston, Mass., John 

V. Gunnison, b. in Goshen, February 27, 1837 ; lived in Goshen 
and Newport, where he has been prominent in public afiairs. 
Children born in Goshen. 


1. Belle E., b. December 30, 1867. 

2. Sadie H, b. June 9, 1870. 

3. Claora A., b. December 27, 1873. 

4. Alice M., b. April 11, 1877 ; d. at Newport, May 30, 1895. 

9. Celestia, b. June 10, 1849; m. November 10, 1870, Charles A. Booth, 

s. of Joshua W. and Mary E. Booth, of Goshen, b. May 21, 1847. 


1. George G., b. October 14, 1871. 

2. Florence H., b. July 30, 1875. 

3. Eobert, b. May 11, 1879. 

4. James W., b. December 25, 1883. 

5. Helen M., b. January 27, 1892. 

Robert G., s. of Robert and Claora (Goodale) Carr, b. Sept. 
30, 1828; m. Jan. 3, 1855, Abby M., dau. "of David and Abigail 
(Hadley) Bonner, b. in Hancock, Oct. 1, 1829. They lived on 
the old Carr homestead until 1887, when they rem. to Haverhill, 
Mass., where both d., she June 4, 1894; he Jan. 21, 1905. 


1. Alice H., b. October 9, 1858; m. November 27, 1884, Dr. Perley E. 
Goodhue, s. of Benjamin and Caroline (Andrews) Goodhue, of 
Hancock. He grad. from Francestown Academy and Medical 

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College, Burlington, Vt., in 1883; settled in practice in Haver- 
hill, Mass., where he d. of diphtheria contracted from a 
3. Walter S., b. October 11, 1861; grad. from Francestown Academy, 
and Medical College at Burlington, Vt. ; located in North 
Adams, Mass., where he had a large medical and surgical 
practice. He m. September 16, 1891, Bertha M., dau. of 
Samuel S., and Abigail 0. (Scott) Pierce, of No. Adams. He 
d. October 20, 1904. 

vt CHILD. 
1. Margaret E., b. January 6, 1893. 

William, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gregg) Carr, b. in 
Antrim, June 21, 1818, was a wheelwright and carpenter; m. 
June 14, 1840, Mary L. Mitchell, of Leeds, Me., and came to H. 
about the time of his marriage; res. at Bridge Village on south 
side of river near Deering line ; was a member of Harmony 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; he d. Mar. 23, 1904. 


1. Thomas, b. May 2, 1841 ; m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Tennieau, of 

Brandon, Vt. Enlisted in Fourth Eegiment in the Civil War, 
August 14, 1861 ; was wounded June 16, 1862 ; app. Corporal, 
in 1863; re-enlisted in March, 1864; killed October 27, 1864, 
near Bichmond, Va. 


1. Frank C, b. August, 1861 ; was fireman on railroad train and 
killed in a collision between Hancock and Harrisville, 


2. Edwin L., b. June 5, 1843 ; m. in Henniker, July 4, 1867, Eliza, dau. 

of Lewis E. and Letetia (Manning) Eandall, of Tewksbury, 
Mass., b. January 22, 1848. He enlisted in the service of the 
U. S. September 24, 1861, priv. Co. D., Seventh Keg., N. H. 
Vols., in Hawley's Brigade, Terry's Div., Tenth Corps. He was 
in the following battles : Fort Wagner, S. C, July 16, 1863 ; 
siege of Fort Wagner to September 6, 1863; also at Olustee, 
Fla,, February 20, 1864, where he was captured and went to 
Andersonville prison, where he was kept seven months, and 
then transferred to Florence prison to remain until his! 
parole, March 1, 1865, having been in prison 374 days. Sent 
to Annapolis, Md., he was mustered out and honorably dis- 
charged by reason of close of the war, May 8, 1865. Mr. Carr 
res. on the old homestead. 



1. William L., b. April 4, 1868; m. April 10, 1890, Laura Howard, 
and res. in Milford. Holds a responsible position with 
the American Express Company. 


1. Howard F., b. January 9, 1892 ; m. May, 1913, Sadie Lowe, 
of Cambridge, Mass., where they res. 


1. Virgina F., b. May 18, 1914. 

2. Edwin T., b. October 19, 1893. 

Nathan. While I have very little about Nathan Carr — 
nothing of his ancestry — and not much of him that is good, with 
a picture of his house in Volume I, which stood near the Lower 
Village, I cannot pass him by in silence. He was, during a certain 
period in his life, a counterfeiter! But if you have seen the list 
of his agents, as I have seen him, you would not condemn him. 
With an unanswered desire to> be rich, and living in a day when 
currency was easy to imitate ; when lotteries were upheld by the 
government even to building churches, you cannot blame him; 
when the "best" men in town were willing to take his money and 
circulate it, you scarce can blame him. 

He was a tall man, with broad shoulders, and a military 
bearing, as in truth he was a Captain in the Militia. His figure 
was very erect, and he carried himself with the pride of a king. 
At one time, on the very day he was putting out his bogus coin, 
he was surprised and taken prisoner. In speaking o>f this after- 
wards he said to one of Hillsborough's leading citizens : 

"Ah, Mr. Manahan, if I had been one minute sooner in know- 
ing they were after me, I could have laid down on my pillow that 
night the richest man in town. The news came to me too late!" 

Upon being sentenced to hard labor in the state prison, and 
taken to Concord, he was told to bow his head and keep it down. 
His eyes flashing, as you and I can imagine, he replied defiantly : 

"God almighty made me to look man in the face!" 

The result of that speech, which we cannot help admiring, 
was nineteen months in solitary confinement, with his head 
chained down ! When the old bridge that spanned the Contoocook 

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River was torn away to make room for the new one, plenty (yes, 
plenty) of his money was found stowed away in the crevices of 
the wall. 

Nathan Carr served a second term in prison, but this time it 
was to save the honor and the family of a leading citizen engaged 
in smuggling goods from Canada. Smuggling in those days — 
that is, running goods past the revenue officers — was not looked 
upon as a serious crime, — by those who did it. Judge him as you 
will ; his name is here. 

The cost of Carr's trial the first time, was heavy, for those 
days, and many doubted if it paid. It cost him ten years behind 
the bars. 


Samuel was b. Oct. 1758, in Wilmington, Mass. ; m Nov. 
26, 1791, Polly Abbott, of Londonderry, b. May 18, 1769. He 
came to H. in 1786 and settled on a farm now deserted in the 
northeastern part of the town; d. Oct. 26, 1826; wid. d. Mar 1, 



1. Jennie, b. January 4, 1794; m. November 1823, John, s. of Robert 

and Hannah (Henry) Duncan, b. September 7, 1796, in An- 
trim; she d. July 8, 1829. 


1. Mary C, b. October 14, 1825, in Antrim; m. May 12, 1853, 
George G. Hutchinson. 

2. Nathan, b. January 11, 1796; m. November 24, 1819, Margery, dau. 

of Aaron and Sally (Wood) Wadsworth, b. September 19, 
1801, in Henniker. He settled in the west part of Henniker ; 
carpenter ; highly respected citizen ; d. June 4, 1880. 


1. William H., b. March 1, 1822; d. August 16, 1828. 

2. Caroline M., b. July 8, 1824; d. February 26, 1826. 

3. Samuel W., b. February 6, 1827; m. February 1, 1849, Fidelia 

H. Smith, b. July 29, 1827, in Langdon. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Ella Matilda, b. August 2, 1856; m. October 19, 1876, 
Wallace A. Howlet, b. July 20, 1853, in Bradford. 


4. Nathan F., b. January 6, 1830; m. March 12, 1860, Hattie 

F. Weeks, b. July 15, 1833, in Exeter. 

5. Henry C, b. November 30, 1834; m. July 1, 1860, Clara A. 

Ferren, b. June 3, 1841, in Concord. 

6. Harrison, b. January 16, 1837. 

7. William F., b. November 11, 1840; d. April 14, 1859. 

3. Samuel C, b. September 1, 1800. (See) 

4. Benjamin, b. September 28, 1802 ; d. October 8, 1825, unm. 

5. Cyrus, b. April 4, 1805 ; m. June 5, 1832, Eunice Sargent, of Brad- 

ford ; res. in Bradford, but rem. to Henniker, where he d. 
June 8, 1879; wid. d. October 31, 1880. 


1. Elizabeth H., b. November 22, 1834; d. December 23, 1860, unm. 

2. John H., b. January 17, 1837; d. August 30, 1851. 

3. Mary A., b. December 10, 1841 ; d. February 14, 1843. 

4. Lydia A., b. September 20, 1845; d. June 17, 1859. 

6. Ira, b. April 8, 1807 ; m. first March 29, 1836, Clarissa Adams, of 

Bradford ; she d. in Errol and he m. second, December, 1854, 
Minerva Clough, of Colebrook. 

7. Lucy, b. June 24, 1809 ; m. December 1, 1841, Alsinus Hoyt, of Brad- 

ford. He d. March 15, 1858, in Errol ; wid. d. November 30, 
1876, in Henniker. 

Samuel C, s. of Samuel and Polly (Abbott) Carter, b. Sept. 
i, 1800, settled on the homestead of his father; m. in April, 
1833, Mary, dau. of Silas and Rebecca (Colby) Ray, of Hen- 
niker. He d. Mar. 20- 1874; wid. d. in Henniker, Feb. 20, 1880. 


1. Jane, b. July 6, 1833; m. September 5, 1852, George W. Piper, of 


2. Buren, b. November 28, 1835 ; m. first, December 15, 1861, Louisa J., 

dau. of Thaddeus and Dolly (Kezar) Goodwin, b. in Henniker, 
September 1, 1842. She d. January 29, 1870, and he m. second, 
Lucinda Stickney, of Grafton. 

3. Benjamin, b. August 24, 1838 ; m. May 7, 1888, Mrs. Mary L. Gile, 

dau. of Levi and Elzina Davis, b. July 14, 1842. 

4. Hiram, b. February 26, 1843; d. January 8, 1871. 

5. Enos B., b. August 13, 1845 ; while at work in a bedstead factory 

at Bridge Village, he lost an arm ; rem. to Henniker, became 
a paper maker; was collector of taxes in that town in 1876, 
and Selectman in 1877-78; m. December 1, 1878, Ella Burtt, of 

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6. Samuel W., b. February 23, 1847; m. October 1, 1872, Belle A. 

Mead, of Manchester; he d. in Manchester, March 21, 1876. 

7. Cerilla, b. August 6, 1851 ; m. January 8, 1877, James P. Glover, of 


James, b. in Wilmington, Mass., was probably a brother of 
Samuel; came to H. in 1758; was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War (see Revolutionary Chapter). He settled in the northeast 
section of the town, a district that is now deserted, with fifteen 
or twenty ruined cellar walls, the only monuments of homes that 
were once fairly prosperous and sharing in the world's ambitious 
aims. His son Eli was the last occupant of the old homestead. 
He was m. first, to Hannah Buck ; she d. leaving two children ; 
m. second, November 21, 1793, Mehitabel Straw; she d. leaving 
four children ; m. third, May 27, 1802, Abi, dau. of Oliver and 
Hepsibah Wheeler; she d. Mar. 6, 1846, leaving seven children; 
he d. Oct. 16, 1847, m H - 


1. Hannah, b. January 29, 1789 ; m. September 21, 1814, Joseph Muzzy. 

2. Lydia, b. January 24, 1791; m. Eli Wheeler. (See) 


3. James, Jr., b. December 30, 1794; m. Mary Bates; he d. October 

26, 1873. 

4. John, b. September 11, 1796. 

5. Joseph, b. April 15, 1798 ; m. June 8, 1815, Betsy, dau. of Oliver and 

Hepsibath (Monroe) Wheeler; d. at sea, buried on the shores 
of South Carolina. They had one child, Jason H. T., whose 
last name was changed to Newell. (See) 

6. Ezra, b. February 11, 1800. 


7. Abi, b. April 20, 1802. 

8. Oliver, b. December 11, 1803 ; d. February 16, 1808. 

9. William, b. March 10, 1806; Eliza Endicott ; d. January 10, 1882, 

in Salem, Mass. 

10. Eli, b. February 27, 1808. (See) 

11. Olive, b. July 6, 1810. 

12. Lovey, b. December 8, 1813; m. Kobert Colby. 

13. Sally, b. March 31, 1815 ; m. Lorenzo Dow. 


Eli, s. of James and Abi (Wheeler) Carter, b. Feb. 27, 1808; 
m. Mrs. Hannah Colby, dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Sargent) 
Ferson, b. Mar. 27, 1818, in Bradford. He res. on the old home- 
stead and at Bridge Village, where he d. Feb. 26, 1882; wid. d. 
Sept. 20, 1882. 


1. Alonzo E., b. November 30, 1845 ; m. January 1, 1870, Sarah C, 

dau. of Cyrus and Eliza (Carr) Colby. He served in the 
Civil War ; she d. May 31, 1911. 


1. Charles A., b. June 6, 1872 ; d. May 29, 1876. 

2. Fred W., b. February 22, 1874 ; in. Hoyt. This couple had 


3. A. Inez, b. August 16, 1876 ; m. June 28, 1900, Daniel W. Cole. 


1. Dorothy C, b. August 26, 1902. 

2. Warren A., b. July 6, 1904. 

3. H. Kosmon, b. March 28, 1914. 

4. Elsie J., b. January 23, 1882 ; in. December 31, 1903, Francis A. 

Saunders ; she d. in September, 1906 ; one child, Nina F., 
b. December 6, 1904. 

5. Helen E., b. October 1, 1889 ; m. September 27, 1916, Thomas S. 

Nichols of Peterboro. 

2. Wallace F., b. February 21, 1847 ; m. Minetta Hubbard ; d. July 28, 


3. Josie K., b. July 3, 1849 ; m. Charles W. Buxton. 

4. Mary E., b. November 30, 1851 ; d. October 15, 1852. 

5. James E., b. December 25, 1853 ; d. October 26, 1873. 

6. H. Etta, b. January 30, 1857; m. Fred Abbott. (See) 

7. Nina F., b. June 10, 1860; d. June 12, 1876. . 

William S., s. of Isaac C. and Hannah (Nelson) Carter, 
was b. in Stoddard, in 1825, where he res. until 1868, when he 
rem. to the Joseph Bickford place at H. Upper Village. He m. 
Dec. 24, 1855, at Bellows Falls, Vt, Emily A., dau. of Lewis and 
Sally (Stacy) Barden of Stoddard, who d. Aug. 16, 1888. He d. 
Jan. 18, 1910. 


1. Emma F., b. September 20, 1856; m. first, Elmer Washburn; m. 
second, Solomon Wallace, of Lowell, Mass. 


2. Ida E., b. April 9, 1861 ; m. Albert W. Page, of Lowell, Mass. ; d. 

April 29, 1899. 

3. Gertrude F., b. April 2, 1866. 

4. Lillian M., b. September 5, 1872; d. October 21, 1917. 

5. Orson E., b. February 19, 1877. 

Joel, s. of Joel and Sarah (Jenkins) Carter, m. April 28, 
1796, Betsy Eames, b. Jan 17, 1776; res. in H. ; d. Sept. 20, 1850, 
in Woburn, Mass. Had two sons, Albert and Anthony, both b. 
in Woburn. 


Joseph W., 3d., s. of Lazeah D. and Sarah E. (Goddard) 
Chadwick, and grandson of Abel and Betsy (Starrett) Chadwick. 
was b. in China, Me., Oct. 26, i860; m. Dec. 25, 1890, Bertha 
Mabel, dau. of Andrew J. and Mary J. (Morrell) Harriman, of 
Gardner, Me. Mr. Chadwick was educated in Maine Central 
Institute and Bates College ; taught school fourteen years, res. 
in China, Pittsfield, Lewiston. and Gardner, Me., coming to Hills- 
borough in 1899, since which time he has been editor and pub- 
lisher of the Hillsborough Messenger; member of Board of 
Education for fourteen years. 


1. Ralph Harold, b. February 6, 1892. 

2. Florence Augusta, b. February 4, 1895. 

3. Elinor Mary, b. February 22, 1897. 


Samuel, b. in Andover, Mass., Jan. 25, 1767; m. Sarah 
Jaques, b. in Dracut, Mass., July 25, 1761 ; came to H. in 1787, 
and settled on a farm east of the Baptist Church, since known as 
the "pest house lot" ; rem. to Antrim in 1835, where he d. Jan. 12, 
1842 ; after his decease his wid. lived with her dau. on Bible Hill. 


1. Sarah, b. 1799; m. John Kidder, of Antrim. 


1. Warren Kidder, who lived and d. in Hillsborough, dates un- 


2. Samuel, b. July 7, 1803 ; moved out west and very little is known 

of him. 

3. Hannah, b. February 17, 1809; m. October 12, 1837, David B. Gould, 

who d. September 3, 1890. 


1. Sarah, b. July 10, 1839 ; d. December 28, 1840. 

2. Charles R., b. December 28, 1841. 


Edson J., youngest of four sons of Samuel and Lydia (Dim- 
ond) Chapman, was b. in Windsor, Mar. 27, 1854; was educated 
in the common schools, and lived for a time in Boston, where he 
m. May 21, 1881, Emma Gilman; later he returned to the George 
D. Goodell farm in this town, where he res. until his death, Jan. 

4. 1908. No children. 


Samuel W., s. of Charles and Fanny (Whittle) Chase, b. 
in Weare, Jan. 1, 1813 ; m. May 7, 1840, Martha A., dau. of Isaac 
J., and Sarah (Tobey) Cooledge; after death of wife's parents 
came to H. and res. on the Cooledge homestead, until her death, 
Nov. 26, 1885, when he returned to Weare, where he d. Nov. 11, 



1. Arabella F., b. 1842 ; d. May 20, 1861. 

2. Edwin H., b. June 3, 1846 ; m. Jennie H. Crooker. 


1. Mabel F., b. March, 1873 ; m. Albert Wilkinson. 

2. Ella M., b. 1876; m. Herman D. Paige. 

3. Ida B., b. 1878, M. Arthur B. Snow. 

4. Albert H., b. October 1, 1880. 

5. Charles H., b. July 5, 1887. 

3. Henry W., b. December 3, 1849 ; m. first, Anna E. Smith, who d. 

July 1, 1885 ; he m. second, Ada J. Collins. 


1. Nina M., b. July 3, 1882 ; m. Avery C. Johnson. 

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1. Jesse W., b. December 10, 1899. 

2. Carroll F., b. May 9, 1902. 

2. Chester M., b. May 26, 1885. 

3. Samuel D., b. June 7, 1886. 

4. Charlotte M., b. January 7, 1888. 

5. Fred M., b. July 27, 1889. 

6. Leora B., b. January 24, 1894. 

7. Loren C, b. September 28, 1896. 

4. Horace F., b. June 5, 1852 ; m. October 13, 1870, Martha J., dau. of 

Lemuel A. and Mary A. C. (Fisk) Cooledge, of Boston, Mass.; 
settled on the Luke McClintock farm, Bible Hill ; afterwards 
rem. to E. Washington. 


1. John F., b. January 22, 1872 ; d. January 15, 1876. 
2-3. William C. and Mary A., twins, b. March 23, 1875. 

5. Frank L., b. in 1859 ; m. first, Jennie M. Purington, b. Weare, 

October 5, 1867 ; d. October 25, 1895 ; m. second, Florence L. 


1. Frederick A. 

2. Habel I., b. October 16, 1902. 

Stephen, s. of Chevy (s. of John and Sarah Morrill), and 
Abigail (Brown) Chase, b. Dec. 25, 1810; in Weare; m. Hannah, 
dau. of Jesse A. and Hannah (Brown) Hazen, come to H. having 
bought the George Gould place near Stow's Mountain. 

James, s. of Richard and Mary J. (Gault) Chase, was b. in 
Bedford, Sept. 4, 1822 ; m. Sarah J., dau. of William H. and — 
(Morrill) Heath; lived in H. most of his active life; served in 
the Civil War as Corporal, Company B., 16th Reg. N. H. Vols. ; 
after discharge re-enlisted as private in Company K., 18th Reg. 


1. William O., b. October 7, 1848 ; m. October 7, 1874, Donzella F., dau. 

of James and Lor a (McKellips) Gove, of Weare; farmer, lived 
in other towns temporarily, but mostly in H. 

2. Ella J., b. October 5, 1851; m. George W. Kay. (See) 

3. Sarah T., b. May 6, 1856 ; d. in Washington, April 10, 1861. 


Dr. Israel P., M. D., s. of Charles and Mrs. Nancy (Peter- 
son) Chase, b. in Weare, Mar. 7, 1827; learned the printer's trade 
in Manchester; editor; but went to California during the gold 
fever of 1849. Returning to N. H. he studied medicine with Dr. 
James Peterson, of Weare; after graduation he rem. to Rich- 
mond, Va., where he practiced his profession nearly two years, 
after which he settled in Henniker in 1856, but came to H. Bridge 
Village in 187 1. He m. in 1854, Sarah Frances Vose, of Fran- 
cestown, b. Sept. 7, 1831. In 1875 he and his son became 
proprietors of the Hillsborough Messenger, but disposed of it 
after his son's death. He was a skillful and successful practitioner 
of the Homeopathic school. He d. May 25, 1890; wid d. Aug. 
19, 1890. 


1. James P., b. in Richmond, Va., February 2, 1856 ; was a printer 

by trade, and a young man of much promise ; d. November 1, 

2. Emma, b. in Henniker, July 7, 1859 ; she has taught music many 

years ; m. first, — Henry ; m. second, Charles W. Thompson. 

3. Alice, b. in Henniker, August 28, 1862 ; m. Ira P. Smith. 


The first to bear this name in town was Dea. Tristram 
Cheney, b. in 1720, probably s. of William and Abigail Cheney, 
Dedham, Mass., who settled on a farm near the Jacob Whitte- 
more homestead just over the line in Antrim. According to the 
first survey made for Col. John Hill, these estates were both on 
this side of the line, and Philip Riley and the original settler of 
the Cheney place both supposed they were living in Hillsborough, 
and associated with her inhabitants. In fact, Deacon Cheney, in 
connection with his sons, owned a homestead lot near the Centre, 
but he afterwards rem. to Antrim, and the house he occupied has 
long since been gone and the site forgotten. Tradition, the father 
of history, says the barn was rem. to the Harvey White place. 

The exact date of Tristram Cheney's coming to H. with his 
good wife, Anna Clapp. of Dorchester, Mass., is not known, as he 
came before there were any records of the settlement. It is rec- 
orded in the Church records that he was chosen Deacon of the 

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first church in H., May 15, 1775. He d. at Danville, Vt., in Dec, 
1816, aged 96 years. The date of his wife's death is unknown to 
the writer. 

They had at least four sons, and probably two or three 
daughters, though the records of their births have not been found. 
The names of the sons were Elias, John, William and Tristram, 
Jr. Elias settled on The Diamond Dodge farm near Cork Plain 
bridge. He m. first, Lucy Blanchard, of Deering; m. second, 
Deborah Winchester, b. in 1777, of Hillsborough; she d. 1853; 
he d. in Concord, Vt. 


3. Jesse, b. October 3, 1778; m. November 25, 1813, Alice Steele, of 
Antrim. He was a blacksmith, having served his apprentice- 
ship with Isaac Baldwin ; he located at the Lower Village, in 
1812 ; lived for a time in the house later occupied by Hannah 
Batchelder, in the meantime building him a dwelling which 
is now owned by Kirk D. Pierce, Esq. In 1825 he rem. to 
North Branch, Antrim ; his wife d. July 28, 1849 ; he d. in 
Manchester, June 23, 1863. 


1. Benjamin Pierce, b. August 12, 1815. (See) 

2. James Steele, b. July 1, 1817 ; m. Augusta Osgood ; b. Septem- 

ber 25, 1824 ; d. at Manchester, February 16, 1873. 

3. Jesse, b. November 19, 1819; d. Goffstown, April 18, 1896. 

4. Gilman, b. January 25, 1822; m. Mary A. Kiddle; d. September 

13, 1898, in Montreal, Canada; wid. d. August 19, 1913. 

5. Lucy Ann, b. January 11, 1824; m. John Plumer; d. in Man- 

chester, November 3, 1897. 

6. Alice M., b. May 26, 1827 ; m. Dr. Wm. Hewson Boetzel, of Bal- 

timore ; d. in Manchester, August 26, 1874. 

7. Charlotte, b. July 8, 1829 ; m. William H. Plumer, of Man- 


8. John, b. May 21, 1833 ; d. in Manchester, August 18, 1863. 

Benjamin Pierce, the oldest child of Jesse and Alice 
(Steele) Cheney, and named for Gov. Benjamin Pierce, of Hills- 
borough, was b. August 12, 181 5, and was given by his worthy 
patron three sheep for his name. Unfortunately for the hopes of 
the young namesake, the year of 1816, following his birth, was 
noted for its unproductiveness on account of its extreme cold, 


and the parents of the boy were obliged to kill the sheep for food, 
so he lost at the very outset his flock with its future prospects. 

At ten years of age Benjamin was taken from the district 
school and given work in his father's blacksmith shop ; two years 
later he became employed in a country tavern at Francestown, 
and when sixteen, he began to drive the stage between Nashua 
and Exeter, soon changing to the route between Nashua and 
Keene, a distance of fifty miles. Railroads at that time were few, 
so most of the people traveled by stage and much of the lighter 
merchandise was shipped by these coaches. In course of the five 
years he followed this vocation, finding him then at his majority, 
Mr. Cheney was widely noted for his skill as a horseman, also for 
his accuracy and efficiency in the performance of the various 
duties falling to his occupation. In the course of his long daily 
drives he became acquainted with noted men, not the least among 
them being Daniel Webster, with whom he formed a life-long 

His reputation for honesty and intelligent performance of his 
duties won for him the confidence of business men and bankers, 
so he was frequently intrusted with large sums of money con- 
signed from place to place. As the business of staging grew and 
lines were consolidated so one company controlled the several 
routes radiating through New Hampshire and Vermont, and into 
Canada, he was chosen general agent and manager of the entire 
system. He then removed from Hillsborough and took up his 
residence in Boston. 

His acquaintance with the stage business and realization of 
the need of a system of the conveyance of parcels and even mer- 
chandise by some improved manner over the unintelligent way 
then existing, he enlisted the assistance of Nathaniel White and 
William Walker and formed a company under the name of 
Cheney and Company's Express for the purpose of transporta- 
tion of general articles between Boston and Montreal. This 
partnership was made in 1852, and in 1852 he purchased the busi- 
ness of Fisk and Rice's Express controlling the route between 
Boston and Burlington, Vt., by way of Fitchburg Railroad. Con- 
tinuing this purpose he consolidated other express lines running 
in various directions, until finally founding the United States and 
Canada Express Co., whose routes covered the states of Northern 

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New England, with many outlying branches. In 1879, the great 
business he had founded was merged into the American Express 
Company, he being its largest stockholder and Treasurer until 
his retirement from active business life. 

Mr. Cheney possessed a wonderful grasp of business detail, 
a remarkable ability to master accounts and an untiring energy in 
the accomplishment of his purpose, — qualities that easily made 
him a pioneer in the express business and his association with Mr. 
Harnden and other founders of the American Express Co., placed 
him in touch with the overland mail to San Francisco, Cal., and 
with the Wells, Fargo Company's Express, and with the early 
trans-continental railroad enterprises. Thus he became one of 
earliest promoters of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and the 
Santa Fe system. It was natural through his extended activities 
he should amass a large fortune, and of a generous nature his 
benefactions were frequent and widely distributed. He gave to 
Dartmouth College $50,000, and presented a large sum to found 
an Academy in Washington Territory (now state), which in 
honor of his generosity was called by his name. In 1886 Mr. 
Cheney presented to the State of New Hampshire a statue of 
Daniel Webster, which stands in the State House yard at Con- 
cord, while he was the donor of other gifts too numerous to 

At the breaking out of the Civil War, Mr. Cheney was re- 
quested by Governor Andrew of Massachusetts to purchase 
horses for the cavalry of that state and mounts for the different 
regiments, which he did, examining every horse personally, and 
advancing the money to pay for them, receiving notes from the 
state signed by the governor payable at the end of the year. When 
these sums with interest were tendered him, he declined to accept 
the interest taking only the amounts he had actually paid out. He 
was twice drafted — once in California, where he had gone on 
business, and again in Massachusetts on his return. Having lost 
his right arm in a railroad accident in 1854, he was not available 
as a soldier, but in both cases he sent a substitute. The reward 
of his business career was not merely a large competence accum- 
ulated wholly by honorable endeavors, but the better part was the 
respect of the wide circle of acquaintances in which he moved. 


Mr. Cheney married June 6, 1865, Elizabeth, dau. of Asahel 
and Elizabeth Searle (Whiting) Clapp, of Dorchester, Mass. She 
was a lineal descendant of Nicholas Clapp, one of the early 
settlers of Dorchester, and she counted among her ancestors Capt. 
Roger Clapp and Major-General Humphrey Atherton, both 
distinguished in the military and civil affairs of Massachusetts 
colony. On her maternal side she was descended from Rev. 
Samuel Whiting, of New England, whose wife, Elizabeth St. 
John, was a sister of the Lord Chief Justice of England in the 
reign of Charles I, and so of royal descent. 

Mr. Cheney d. at his country residence "Elm Bank", Well- 
esly, Mass., July 23, 1895. 


1. Benjamin P., Jr., b. April 8, 1866 ; m. February 23, 1898, Julia A. 


2. Alice S., b. August 27, 1867. 

3. Charles P., b. December 20, 1869; m. April 23, 1893, Mary Ward; 

d. at Colorado Springs, February 3, 1897. 


1. Charles W., b. April 28, 1894. 

2. Ruth, b. September, 1895. 

3. William H., b. January 15, 1897. 

4. Mary, b. November 3, 1871 ; m. December 15, 1900, Arthur E. Davis. 


1. John Davis, b. June 28, 1902. 

5. Elizabeth, b. December 4, 1874; m. December 4, 1911, Carl Frederic 



The name of Child, Childe, Childs, in common with many 
other modern family names, is derived from Hildr of the Norse 
mythology. Its dual significance and its descent from mythic to 
historical times can be traced in that beautiful epic, the Nebelun- 
gen Lied, the Iliad of the North. As well as in Norse mythology 
and tradition, we find the name of Child frequently on the pages 
of English history, often the patronym of nobles and leaders of 
men in civil and martial life. 



The earliest progenitor in America to bear the name was 
Benjamin Child, who emigrated in 1630, when a young man in 
company with his Uncle Ephraim, from Great Britain to New 
England, and settled in Roxbury where he married Mary — , and 
there were born to them twelve children. From this couple we 
trace the line of the representatives living in H. as follows : 
(2) John and Elizabeth ; (3) Nathaniel and Dorothy John- 
son; (4) Elijah and Rachel Palmer; (5) Capt. David and Ruth 
Brown; (6) Abner and Rhoda Fay; (7) Moses Fay and Lucinda 
Fales, of Sharon, Vt. He was born in Sharon, Vt., Mar. 3, 
1818; m. May 4, 1841, Lucinda Fales, and rem. to Hancock; she 
d. Dec. 22. 1892; he d. Nov. i, 1897. 


1. Edwin, d. at age of 3 years; b. in 1845 ; d. September 20, 1847. 

2. Alba, b. December 26, 1847. (See) 

3. Kuthven, b. July 10, 1850. (See) 

4. Caroline, b. January 10, 1853; d. March 10, 1893. 

Alba, s. of Fay M. and Lucinda (Fales) Childs, b. in Han- 
cock, Vt., Dec. 26, 1847, came to Hillsborough, in 1875, an d pur- 
chased the Valley Hotel and ran the house alone for two years, 
when he took in as a partner his brother Ruthven, the two con- 
tinuing in the business until 1885, when the subject of this sketch 
bought out his partner, but soon after sold out his ownership. At 
this time the only hall in town was that on the second floor of the 
hotel building, and when the town meeting was changed from the 
Center to Bridge Village the earliest meetings in this village were 
held in this hall. Mr. Childs built the Opera House building, 
which has since been the main hall in this part of the town, and 
town meetings have been held here. It is still owned and managed 
by him. Mr. Childs is an active man interested in all public im- 
provements, and is a dealer in real estate. He was on the Water 
Works Committee, and though never seeking political office he 
was Representative to the Legislature in 1905-1906. He is Vice- 
President and Director of the Hillsborough National Bank. He 
m. in Lowell. Mass., Nov. 28, 1882, Nellie, dau. of Thomas B., 
Jr., and Frances E. (Richardson) Martin, of Sharon, Vt. ; b. Dec. 
5, 1856, in Hancock; she d. Sept. 28, 1899. Mrs. Childs was a 


woman of exceptionally fine moral character, conscientious to an 
unusual degree. She was an enthusiastic worker in all church 
aids and local charities, interested in and aided many families. 
She was a teacher in the Sunday School for years and had charge 
of the church missionary activities. 


1. Antoinette L., b. February 22, 1885, in Hancock, Vt. She m. 
October 28, 1908, George S. Hall, of Gardner, Mass. 


1. Eichard Randolph Hall, b. in H., September 27, 1910. 

2. Barbara A. Hall, b. May 19, 1913. 

Ruthven, second s. and third child of Fay M. and Lucinda 
(Fales) Childs, was b. in Hancock, Vt., July io, 1850; he came to 
Hillsborough in 1872, when he was a young man of 22 years. He 
was a clerk in the Valley Hotel for two years and then became 
owner with his brother Alba, the business being conducted under 
the name of Childs Bros. Ruthven kept his interest in the 
property for eight years, when he sold out his interest to his 
partner. Ambitious to enlarge his scope of business, Mr. Childs 
entered into real estate deals and became an extensive manufac- 
turer and builder for the size of the town. Among the larger 
enterprises lie has been active, as well as making extensive im- 
provements on the mills. He has been associated with manv of the 
village improvements, and with George W. Haslet looked after 
the construction of the sewage which was built by day's work, and 
done for considerable less than the estimated cost. He was one of 
the first fire wardens and was prominent in the improvements of 
the water works. Incidentally he has become a large land owner. 
He was Representative to the Legislature in 1895- 1896, and has 
been President of the First National Bank of Hillsborough since 
iqoo, and has been President of the Hillsborough Savings Bank 
since the death of ex-Gov. John B. Smith, in August, 1914. Mr. 
Childs m. in Antrim, Jan. 1, 1879, Antoinette E., dau. of John S 
and Mary Eliza (Turtle) Shedd. 


1. Carrie M., b. December 20, 1879 in Antrim; m. A. L. Mansfield. 



2. John S., b. January 2, 1889; he is now a teller in the First Na- 
tional Bank, and an officer in the Savings Bank. He was 
Kepresentative in 1918-19. 


William N., b. in Taunton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1827; m. 
Adeline E.. dau. of Thomas and Clarissa (Presho) Simmons, Jr., 
b. March 9, 183 1 ; worked at his trade of moulder in the foundry 
on road to Lower Village; enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in the nth 
Reg., N. H. Vols., Civil War; discharged for disability, Jan. 16, 
1863; d. Nov. 8, 1876; wid. d. March 3, 1913. 


1. Emily A., b. in Tauntoc, Mass., April 10, 1849; m. January 31, 

1877, Frank F. Koach, Antrim. 

2. Alice M., b. in Taunton, July 9, 1850; d. March 11, 1915. 

3. William T., b. January 17, 1855; m. June 13, 1881, Lourinda C, 

dau. of Asa and Elizabeth S. (Eaton) Goodnow, of West 
Deering ; he d. March, 1904. 


1. Harold W., b. April 14, 1891 ; d. Hartford, Conn., January 21, 


2. Mildred A., b. June 6, 1893 ; d. August 28, 1893. 

3. Maurice H., b. December 15, 1895 ; d. July 26, 1898. 

4. Henry N., b. January 13, 1860; m. November 13, 1889, Nellie J., dau. 

of Montgomery and Abbie (Temple) Craig, of Washington. 


1. Bertha M., b. May 7, 1891 ; d. November 7, 1905. 

5. May F., b. October 26, 1865 ; m. May 29, 1884, Elmer P. Nichols ; he 

d. January 3, 1916. 


Josiah, b. in Methuen, Mass., and his wife, Mary Robertson, 
came here in 1802, and bought of Nathaniel Coolidge the farm 
first settled by Captain Baldwin, since known as the Clark farm, 
and now owned by George M. Russell. This farm was among 
those settled in 1741, and here were built the first meeting house 
and parsonage, on the site where the barn that was burned a few 
years since stood. The big elm still standing near the house was 


said to have been set out by Captain Baldwin, though his dwelling, 
probably made of logs, stood by the side of a large rock several 
rods below the present residence. In excavating a few years 
since for the barn cellar several pieces of melted glass and a 
number of hand-made, wrought iron nails were found. 

There is no record of the birth or death of Mr. and Mrs. 
Clark and the record of their children is incomplete. 


1. Mary, m. Daniel Whitcomb ; d. at age of 27. 

2. Charlotte, d. at age of 17. 

3. Loraine, d. in infancy. 

4. Seth, b. April 11, 1797, in Francestown ; m. March 6, 1821, Betsy, 

dau. of Samuel Taylor, b. May 3, 1801 ; he d. July 6, 1851 ; wid. 
d. September 10, 1885. 


1. Mary Charlotte, b. Arpil 20, 1822; m. December 31, 1846, Wil- 
*■ liam Merrill. (See) 

2. Susan Harriet, b. February 20, 1824; m. June 11, 1853, Caleb 

A. Sleeper ; d. March 27, 1897, aged 73. 

3. George Horace, b. August 24, 1825 ; d. unm. November 5, 1906, 

aged 81. 

4. Henry Josiah, b. May 18, 1828 ; he and George occupied the 

farm and were prosperous, but upon their decease the 
homestead passed into ownership of another family. He 
d. September 15, 1897, aged 69 years. 

5. Leonora Louisa, b. October 20, 1829; d. June 26, 1831. 

6. Aura Ann, b. July 23, 1833 ; m. July 21, 1856, Charles W. 

Taylor; he d. September 30, 1906. (See) 


1. Clara Bell, b. April 4, 1859, in S." Boston ; m. October 8, 
IS 88, John Miller. 


1. Bernice M., b. September, 1895. 

2. Dorris H., b. June 14, 1897. 

7. Leonora Elizabeth, b. August 22, 1837 ; m. January 14, 1872, 

George W. Conkling, of Providence ; he d. ; she m. second, 
November 28, 1881, Clark Webster Sturtevant, of H. 

8. Sybil Caroline, b. April 20, 1840 ; d. in infancy. 

9. Clara Taylor, b. June 5, 1842; d. unm. September 3, 1865, 

aged 23. 


Jonathan, probably a s. of Josiah and brother of Seth, was 
b. Sept. 3, 1787; m. May 8, 1815, Charlotte Johnson, b. May 30, 
1796; d. July 23, i860; he d. Dec. 16, 1864. 


Jonathan; came to Weare, in 1764, and built a grist-mill, 
which he operated many years ; he is said to have married Han- 
nah, the youngest dau. of Hannah Duston, of Indian fame. They 
had four sons, the second of whom, Ezra, m. Oct. 31, 1765, Sarah 


1. Peter, b. November 22, 1766. (See) 

2. Abigail, b. May 1, 1768 ; m. Richard Hadley, of Goffstown. 

3. Jonathan, b. September 20, 1772 ; m. Ruth Eastman, and came to 

H. in 1804(?) 


1. Rodney, b. in Weare, in 1801. 

2. Samuel Eastman, b. in H., February 6, 1817. (See) 

4. Hannah, b. in 1774 ; d. unm. 

5. Jesse, b. 1776 ; m. Jane Stevens, and lived in Weare. 

6. Levi, b. 

7. Judith, m. William George. 

Peter, s. of Ezra and Sarah (Emerson) Clement, was b. in 
Weare, Nov. 22, 1766; came to H. about 1793 (?) and settled in 
the extreme northeast corner of the town ; m. Dec. 31, 1795, Mary 
Holmes, b. in Londonderry, May 2, 1776; he d. April 7, 1851 ; 
wid. d. Aug. 27, 1857. 


1. Ezra, b. February 12, 1797. (See) 

2. John H., b. November 2, 1799. (See) 

3. Hannah, b. November 16, 1803; m. Amos Kimball. (See) 

4. Jesse, b. October 8, 1805 ; m. Eliza, dau. of Moses and Betsy (Wil- 

kins) Colby, of Henniker ; rem. to Weare, where his wife d. 
February 8, 18*8 ; m. second, Caroline V. Woodbury, New 
Boston ; bought the "Whittle Stand" 1854 ; served as Select- 
man and Collector several years. He d. July 28, 1882. 



1. Henry, b. November 14, 1837; d. in the army in 1863, unm. 

2. Sarah E., b. September 4, 1839; m. J. C. W. Allen. 

3. Jesse, b. May 31, 1841; d. August 12, 1832. 

4. Harriet A., b. August 30, 1843 ; m. Albert B. Johnson. 

5. Peter J., b. June 8, 1859 ; m. second, Minnie, dau. of Cyrus and 

Anne (Colby) Eastman of Weare. 

6. Henrietta, b. April 7, 1863 ; m. John H. Falvey ; res. in Hen- 


5. Mary, b. February 28, 1809; d. October 9, 1825. 

Samuel E., s. of Jonathan and Ruth (Eastman) Clement, 
b. in north part of town, Feb. 6, 1817; m. about 1852, Eliza S. 
Farnson, of Bradford ; rem. to farm since owned by Henry 
Brown about 1857, where he lived nineteen years, and then rem. 
to Bridge Village. He <and his wife were charter members of 
Valley Grange, P. of H ;. wife d. June 28, 1898; he d. Nov. 20, 


1. Robert B., b. October 2, 1856 ; m. November 28, 1888, Elizabeth, dau. 
of James and Elizabeth (Rutherford) Wilson. He was a 
large cattle dealer ; represented H. in the legislature in 1899 ; 
d. June 26, 1908. 

Ezra, s. of Peter and Mary (Holmes) Clement, b. Feb. 12, 
1797; m. Oct. 22, 1822, Olive, dau. of Zachariah and Abigail 
(Hildreth) Robbins; res. near the Centre; was farmer and 
drover ; later rem. to Bridge Village, where he engaged in the 
manufacture of wooden handles of various kinds, bedsteads, etc. 
He died Sept. 7, 1875 ; wid. d. Sept. 5, 1876. 


1. Mary H., b. May 24, 1826; m. Washington Cogswell, of Henniker, 

in which town she d. February 24, 1859. 

2. George H., b. April 26, 1832 ; d. February 24, 1865. 

3. Emma H., b. March 16, 1841 ; m. January 31, 1867, William H, s. 

of Jeremiah and Susan (Rice) Foster, of Henniker, who d. 
at H., June 4, 1879. 

4. John Hale, b. March 28, 1844; served during the Civil War in Co. 

L., 3d Mass. Cavalry ; d. July 14, 1864, while in the service at 
New Orleans, La. 


John H., s. of Peter Clement, b. Nov. 27, 1799; m. Nov. 29, 
1827, Sarah S., dau. of John and Betsy (White) Shedd. He was 
a carpenter, and settled between the Bridge and Lower villages; 
his wife d. Dec. 26, 1881 ; he d. June 10, 1885. 


1. Sarah Jane, b. May 29, 1828; m. Theron McClintock. (See) 

2. Mary Ann, b. December 10, 1829; m. May 1©, 1861, Mark Carr of 

Manchester ; she d. September 12, 1870 ; he d. June 2, 1871. No 

Charles Henry, s. of Squiers S. and Hannah (Gage) 
Clement and grandson of Carlton and Kezia Clement, of Lynn, 
Mass.; b. in Deering, Nov. 24, 1836; was in hotel business for a 
number of years ; m. in H., Jan. 16, 1859, Ariannah D. Preston, 
dau. of Hammond and Sophia (Huse) Preston, of Henniker. 


1. Mary Ellen, b. May 28, 1864 ; d. August 7, 1865. 

2. Squiers, b. February 13, 1879; m. December 25, 1901, Grace E. 

Seavy, of Warner ; res. in Bellows Falls, Vt. 


William, was of Scottish descent and emigrated from the 
north of Ireland, about 1740; set. first in Middleton, Mass., where 
he m. Sarah Wilkins of that town, and rem. to Souhegan West, 
now Amherst, in 1746. 


1. Henry, b. in Middleton, Mass., January 25, 1744. 

2. Sarah, b. in Middleton, January 28, 1745. 

3. William, Jr., b. in Souhegan West, in 1748. (See) 

William, Jr., s. of William and Sarah (Wilkins) Codman, 
m. Sarah Abbott, of Amherst, and moved to Deering, in 1779; 
from there rem. to H. upon a farm in the east part of the town 
still known as the Codman Farm, but sometime since unoccupied. 
His wife d. Jan. 22, 181 1 ; he d. Nov. 9, 1813. 


1. William, 3d, b. in Amherst, 1771 ; m. and set. in Deering, and d. 
there in 1811, leaving a wid. and four sons, none of whom ever 
lived in EL 


2. Sarah, b. in Amherst, in 1773 ; m. Robert Alcock, of Deering. 

3. Peter, b. in Amherst, April 20, 1775. (See) 

4. Mary, m. Daniel Hoyt. (See) 

5. Abigail, m. Solomon Ingalls, of Bradford. 

6. Moses, b. in Deering, June 24, 1788. (See) 

7. Ephraim, b. in Deering, November 20, 1789. 

Peter, s. of William and Sarah (Abbott) Codman, was b. in 
Amherst, April 20, 1775; m. Nov. 28. 1805, Hannah Hadlock, of 
Deering, and set. in H. on the farm since occupied by George W. 
Burnham; he was a carpenter and farmer. He d. Jan. 15, 1857; 
wid. Sept. 27, 1857. 


1. Elmira, b. August 31, 1807; m. Abner Gould. (See) 

2. Elhanon, b. May 6, 1809 ; m. February 3, 1833, Eliza White, of New 

Boston. He was a mill and wheelwright ; wife d. September 
18, 1870; he d. September 20, 1879. 


1. J. Baxter, b. August 5, 1834; m. March 26, 1862, Esther M. 

Melvin, of Bradford, who d. March 5, 1869 ; he m. second, 
May 5, 1870, Mary L. Beard, of Manchester; res. at Bridge 
Village; he d. June 6, 1905. 


1. Ivan Scott, b. July 5, 1876; d. September 22, 1876. 

2. Mary Eliza, b. February 15, 1888; d. February 21, 1888. 

2. Peter, b. August 31, 1836; d. May 13, 1870. 

3. Kneeland, b. August 26, 1849; m. May 7, 1884, Nellie McAlpine, 

of Enfield ; res. in Concord ; a painter. 


1. Ralph Waldo, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., May 23, 1885 ; d. at 
Nashua, June 27, 1899. 

3. Gardner, b. June 14, 1812; m. March 19, 1835, Irene, dau. of Sam- 

uel and Elizabeth (Heath) Buntin, of Deering. He res. 
several years on a farm near "Carr Bridge", first set. by 
Calvin Stevens, now deserted. This farm he exchanged with 
Lewis Vickery, of Washington, where he rem. and d. 


1. Mary M., b. November 20, 1835 ; m. Darius G. Barnes. 

2. Albert O., b. September 12, 1842 ; m. October 5, 1863, Maria J., 

dau. of Greeley and Mary J. (Bagley) Putney, b. In Wash- 
ington, September 26, 1849. She d. February 10, 1872. 

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1. George A., b. May 16, 1865; d. in 1887. 

2. Forrest E., b. October 12, 1866. 

3. Merton G., b. April 24, 1868. 

3. Sarah J., b. January 23, 1845 ; m. June 6, 1860, John C, s. of 

Ira and Abigail (Hill) Millen, b. in Washington, April 14, 
1839; res. in W. 


1. Jessie L., b. June 13, 1861. 

2. Burtt L., b. July 13, 1865. 

3. Walter G., b. March 21, 1874. 

4. Lizzie L., b. May 29, 1855 ; ni. September 16, 1876, Oscar D. 

Hartwell, of Nashua. 

4. Rheny C, b. June 2, 1815 ; m. November 28, 1838, Reuben Loveren, 

of Deering. (See) 

5. William S., b. December 9, 1817 ; d. November 20, 1837. 

6. John, b. March 4, 1824 ; m. October 23, 1844, Euth Peasley, of Hen- 

niker. She d. August 9, 1869 ; he d. at Holyoke, Mass., October 
27, 1895. 


1. Elmira E., b. June 11, 1852; m. December 11, 1872, John C. 
Wheeler, of Acworth ; rem. to Greenfield, Mass. Children : 
Eva, Fronia, Clinton, all b. in Greenfield, Mass. 

7. Hannah E., b. September 5, 1825; m. John M. Codman. (See) 

Moses, s. of William, Jr. (William), b. in Deering, June 24, 
1788; m. Mar. 16, 1816, Jane Wallace, of Henniker, and set. in 
H. upon the farm since occupied by William T. Whittle ; first 
wife d. Feb. 12, 1826, and he m. second, Oct. 4, 1828, Betsy- 
Bennett, of H., and rem. to Danbury, but ret. to this town in 
1837, and then rem. to Deering, in 1841 ; second wife d. July 31, 
1847, an d he m. third, Feb. 19, 1850, Jane Ross, of Deering. He 
d. in Deering, Jan. 4, 1874; wid. d. Dec. 2, 1879, in Francestown. 


1. William Wallace, b. December 20, 1816 ; m. May 21, 1846, Dorcas 
Millen, of Croydon ; set. in H. on the farm where David Kim- 
ball has since lived ; rem. to the William Dickey farm, in 
Deering, in 1861, where he d. December 20, 1865; wid. d. 
October 12, 1883. 



1. Mendel Moore, b. August 5, 1849 ; m. June 2, 1872, Margie For- 

saith, of Deering. 

2. Charles II., b. August 4, 1857 ; m. January 1, 1873, Addie C. 

Mills, of Deering ; res. in H., where she d. November 16, 



1. Emma L., b. June 7, 1875. 

2. Willie G., b. March 18, 1878. 

2. John Moore, b. November 2, 1818 ; d. March 17, 1819. 

3. John Moore, b. May 31, 1822: m. October 8, 1850, Hannah E., dau. 

of Peter and Hannah (Hadlock) Codman. Commencing as 
Fireman he became a Locomotive Engineer on the Contoocook 
Valley Railroad. In 1852 he rem. to Northfield, Vt., and was 
employed as Engineer by the Central Vt. R. R. ; ret. to H. in 
1857, and remained two years, when he rem. to Concord, and 
was ten years on the Northern R. R. Left Concord in 1869, 
and was on the Duchess and Columbia (N. Y.) R. R. for a 
short time. Then ret. to Hillsborough Bridge in July, 1870, 
to engage in the tin, stove and hardware business with James 
Newman. While directing the engine house at the fire which 
burned the tannery of Stephen Tuttle at Lower Village, 
December 6, 1872, he d. suddenly of heart failure ; wid. d. at 
Concord, October 5, 1903. 


1. Daughter, b. at Northfield, Vt., January 5, 1856; d. August 12, 

4. Lucy B., b. July 14, 1831, in Danbury, dau. of second wife; m. 

December 25, 1849, Horace D. Ferron, of Deering; res. in 
Chico, Calif. 


1. Jennie L., b. in Deering; m. Rolla Fuller; res. in Red Bluff, 

5. Nathan, b. September 14, 1834, in Danbury, s. of second wife ; m. 

Hannah R. Cree ; he d. December 17, 1874. Children, b. in 
Deering : George, Ida, Harry. 

Ephraim, s. of William Codman, Jr., b. in Deering, Nov. 20, 
1789; m. Dec. 25, 1813, Polly Hadlock, of Deering; set. on farm 
in H., now occupied by George Merrill ; had great taste for music 


and was one of the charter members and first leader of the "Hills- 
borough Instrumental Music Band"; d. Jan. 3, 1856; wid. d. 
July 1, 1873. 


1. Alonzo, b. November 11, 1815 ; m. first, January 17, 1839, Nancy M., 

dau. of Moses and Zelinda (Fuller) Nelson) ; had one child, 
Oliver C, who d. in infancy ; she d. September 14, 1842 ; he m. 
second, September 3, 1844, Hannah, dau. of Thomas and 
Hannah (Preston) Burtt, of Bennington; one child, who d. 
in infancy, and she d. September 18, 1848 ; he m. third, Mary 
A. Burtt, sis. of second wife ; he d. in 1883 ; wid. d. March 8, 


1. Alonzo M., b. August 2, 1850; m. April 25, 1872, Fannie Hen- 

shaw ; rem. to Hoosick Falls, N. Y., where he d. April 25, 



1. Charles Henshaw, b. February 28, 1879 ; m. 


1. George William, b. April 16, 1909. 

2. Frances Josephine, b. May 11, 1912. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, b. January 2, 1883. 

2. George B., b. March 15, 1852; m. May 27, 1877, Ella, dau. of 

Theron and Sarah J. (Clement) McClintock ; res. at 
Bridge Village ; a painter and paper-hanger, was a fine 
musician, member of Hillsborough Cornet Band from a 
boy, and also of Merrill's Orchestra ; d. February 4, 1907. 

2. Philona, b. June 21, 1820; m. first, Moses Nelson; second, Clark 

Valentine, of Salem, N. Y. ; m. third, Chapin Burtt, of Hills- 
borough Bridge Village. 


Edward, b. in England, 1635, settled in Ipswich, Mass. He 
had a son Robert, b. in Ipswich, but moved to Concord, Mass., 
where he d. in 1701. His s. William, b. in Concord, rem. to 
Hollis, N. H. William had a son, Lieutenant Robert, b. in 1717; 
d. in Hollis, 1783, leaving a son Nathan, b. in Hollis, in 1752 ; m. 
Jan. 28, 1779, Abigail Shattuck. 



1. Abigail, b. November 1, 1782; m. January 12, 1804, Daniel Merrill. 

2. Nathan, b. March 31, 1785 ; m. January 14, 1808, Lydia Jewett. 


1. Nathan Erie. 

2. Lydia Caroline. 

3. Moses A. 

4. Lucinda. 

5. James A. Went to California in 1849. 

6. Kachel. 

7. 8. Twins. 

9. Enoch Jewett; m. Elmira Steele, March 13, 1850. 


1. Clara, m. Clarence Russell, and lives in Brookline. 
3. Frank Jewett, m. and res. in Washington state. 

3. Ella Elmira, m. Edgar Patch of Hollis, and they live in 

Maiden, Mass. Two children, Marjorie and Ethel. 

4. Newton Worcester, m. Sarah Leslie, and lived in Brookline. 

He d. in 1904. 


1. Nellie, m. John Dobson, and live in Townsend, Mass. 

They have one dau. 

2. Grace, m. Harry Campbell, and lives at home. 

3. Eachel, b. December 11, 1789 ; d. September 22, 1814. 

4. Susannah, b. February 19, 1790; d. January 22, 1791. 

5. Elizabeth, b. November 19, 1791; m. November 12, 1816, J. Taylor 

Wright ; she d. February 25, 1819. This couple had one dau., 
who m. a relative, Benjamin Colburn, and res. in Michigan. 

6. Nathaniel Wheat, b. July 17, 1794; m. October 12, 1818, in Brook- 

line, Areneth Melendy ; he d. January 27, 1871. Nine chil- 
dren, Lot, Jane, Irvin, Newton Worcester, Mahala, Mary, 
Lydia, - Adelaide, who m. Herbert Russell, and lives in Mason, 
five children ; Emerette, m. Eugene Nelson, and lives in Mil- 
ford, three children. 

7. Daniel, b. October 8, 1796 ; d. December 12, 1866. He m. March 14, 

1822, Sally Farley. 


1. Laurinda, m. Joseph D. Parker. 

2. Luke, m. Pluma Brown ; d. June 22, 1887. 



1. George Elmer, res. in Georgetown, R. I. ; two children. 

2. Myron Lester, dentist, in New York City. 

3. Franklin Eay, m. May 29, 1856, Mary Ann Hardy. 


1. Lura Josephine ; d. young. 

2. Frank Edward, M. Annie Dimond ; res. in Weehawken, N. J. 


1. Anna Adelaide. 

2. Frank Diinond. 

3. Charles Webster, fruit dealer in New York City. 

4. Bertha Louise, teacher in New York City. 

5. Minnie Adelaide, res. in Hollis. 

6. Freddie Barton, d. young. 

7. Walter Herbert, dentist in New York City. 

4. Daniel Webster, d. in March, 1862, a soldier in the Civil War. 


Amos H., s. of Cyrus and Hannah L. (Gould) Colby, was 
b. in H., Sept. i, 1840; farmer; has res. in H. and Antrim; m. 
Ellen E. Colburn, b. in H., Sept. 28, 1850. 


1. Milton L., b. July 3, 1868. 

2. Alton C, b. June 25, 1869. (See) 

3. Harlan P., b. May 25, 1873. 

4. Burton T., b. December 15, 1881, in Antrim. 

Alton C, s. of Amos H. and Ellen E. (Colburn) Colby, 
was b. June 25, 1869; m. Gertrude L., dau. of Stephen C. and 
Fannie P. (Clark) Cram, b. in Medford, Mass. Mr. Colby 
belongs to the I. O. O. F. and Encampment, and Mrs. Colby to 
the Rebeccas ; they are also members of Valley Grange, P. of 
H. He has "filled the chairs" of the first named orders, and been 
Master of the Grange. 


1. Leota E., b. May 30, 1908. 

2. Elgin M., b. March 30, 1912. 

3. Olive F., b. September 2, 1914. 


Frank E., s. of Charles E. and Lydia P. (Emery) Colburn, 
b. in Henniker, Apr. 17, 1871 ; m. in Henniker, Grace D., dau. of 
Parker P. and Olive A. (Stevens) Patch. 


1. Harold E., b. August 21, 1898. 

2. Edgar F., b. August 18, 1900. 

3. Charlotte, b. February 16, 1906. 

4. Eunice, b. August 23, 1907. 

5. Wendell, b. January 25, 1910. 

6. Alden D., b. June 2, 1914. 


David, s. of Jesse W. and Ruth (Hart) Collins, b. in Goffs- 
town, Aug. 15, 1831 ; m. Aug. 26, 1855, Elizabeth L., dau. of 
Hiram and Martha B. (Baldwin) Wilkins, b. Oct. 31, 1835; he 
came to H. in 1861 ; home at Upper Village, where they celebrated 
their 50th anniversary, Aug. 26, 1905. 


1. Clara S., b. in Manchester, November 9, 1856; m. in 1884, Dr. J. 

Arthur Eobinson, a dentist, of Morrisville, Vt. They have a 
son, Lloyd C. 

2. Harry A., b. in Hooksett, November 16, 1858 ; m. in 1890, Annie B. 

Hazen, of H. (See Hazen gen.) He is a grocer, Hyde Park, 

3. Cora I., b. in Goffstown, March 17, 1861; m. in 1890, Edwin H. 

Johnson, M. D., of Naugatuck, Conn. Children : Harold A., 
Kenneth E., Euth E., Marion E. 

4. Alice M., b. February 6, 1864; m. in 1901', Charles Smith, Upper 


5. Dana C, b. October 3, 1866 ; m. in 1893, Marian S. Clark, of Man- 

chester, where they res. ; he is a grocery salesman ; have a s. 
Clark W. 


It appears in the Rolls of the Hundreds, in the time of 
Edward I, that land was held in Cambridgeshire, England, by 
William de Coulinge. In the year 1327, Walter and Ralph Coul- 
inge of Winpole, an adjoining parish of Arrington, County Cam- 


bridge, were assessed to the King's Subsidies. (Subsidy Rolls 
and Public Record Office, Carlton Ride, London,) From these 
families has been traced the lineage of the Cooledge or Coolidge, 
the orthography of the name undergoing various changes in the 
succeeding generations. This is nothing strange nor unusual. 
Towards the close of the tenth century it became a common 
practice as a mark of distinction to adopt surnames from manors 
and hamlets, Saxon families frequently copying from the Nor- 
mans the prefix "de" and "d'," meaning simply "of" or "from". 
But during the reign of Henry VI, this syllable was dropped from 
the patronymic, so that William de Coulinge became William of 
Coulinge. Here we have an example of taking family names 
from towns of villages where they resided or owned lands. 

Since the day of its adoption from the village of Coulinge, in 
Suffolk, on the borders of Cambridgeshire, the orthographic 
changes have followed each other in order something like this : De 
Cowlinge or de Coulinge, lord of the manor there, through 
different periods, Coaling, Collindge, Colynge, Coledge, Coolidge, 
Cooledge, and the first we find with the last form of spelling was 

I. Simon Cooledge, m. Agnes Kingston ; had three children. Will 

dated at Cottingham, Eng. 1591. 

II. William, m. in Cottingham ; had six children. Will dated in 1618. 

III. John, b. in September, 1604; was the John Cooledge who came to 

New England and settled in Watertown, Mass.; admitted as 
freeman, May 25, 1636. The exact date of his arrival is not 
known, but he was probably among the first settlers. He was 
Selectman many terms between 1636 and 1668 ; was Repres- 
entative in 1667, and was active for many years in settling 
estates. In his will, dated November 19, 1681, he mentions 
his wife Mary, and sons John, Stephen, Simon, Nathaniel and 
Jonathan, with two grand daughters, Sarah and Mary Mixer. 


1. Elizabeth, supposed to have died before date of the will, and 

who m. in June, 1650, Gilbert Crackbone. 

2. John, mentioned in the will, but of whom we have no further 


3. Mary, b. October 14, 1637 ; m. Israel Mixer, who d. in 1660, 

leaving daus. mentioned in will. 

4. Nathaniel, b. in 1639. (See) 


5. Stephen, b. in 1640; d. in 1711, leaving considerable estate to 

numerous nephews and nieces. 

6. Simon, b. in 1644; d. in 1693. 

7. Obediah, b. in 1645; d. in 1663. 

8. Jonathan, b. in 1647. 

Nathaniel, fourth child of above parents, b. in Watertown, 
in 1639; m - Oct. 15, 1657, Mary, dau. of Dea. Henry Bright, of 
Watertown, b. in 1639. He was described in deeds as a tailor, 
but he was an extensive landholder according to his inventory 
which shows he owned three farms, mills and fish weir. 


1. Abigail, b. in 1658; d. in 1658. 

2. Nathaniel, b. May 9, 1660. (See) 

3. Samuel, b. in 1662. 

4. Henry, b. and d. in Aug., 1664. 

5. Henry, b. in 1665. 

6. Mary, b. in June, 1667. 

7. Elizabeth, b. and d. in 1667. 

8. Thomas, b. in 1670 ; d. in 1675. 

9. John, b. in l'67t4. 

10. Jonathan, b. in 1676 ; m. Experience Wakefield ; killed by a falling 

tree, in 1724. 

11. Joseph, b. in 1678. 

12. Hepsibah, b. in 1681 ; m. in 1720. 

13. Anne, called in settlement of her father's estate Anne Adams. 

Nathaniel, Jr., second child of Nathaniel, Sen., and Mary 
(Bright) Cooledge, was b. May 9, 1660; m. May 9, 1687, Lydia 
Jones, of Watertown Farms. His name is the first on the list 
of names of original members of Weston -Church. 


1. Samuel, b. in 1688. 

2. Lydia, b. in 1690. 

3. Josiah, b. in 1692. (See) 

4. Mary, b. in 1695 ; m. April 21, 1732, Dea. Samuel Johnson of Lunen- 


5. Abigail, b. in 1700 ; m. in 1730, Josiah Parks of Concord. 

Josiah, third child of Nathaniel, Jr., and Lydia (Jones) 
Cooledge, was m. June 11, 1719, to Deliverance, dau. of Daniel 



Warren, b. in 1699; d. in 1764. He m. second, in 1766, Mrs. 
Sarah Muzzey, of Sudbury. 

Nathaniel, s. of Josiah and Deliverance (Warren) Cool- 
edge, was b. in "Watertown Farms", now Weston, Mass., Oct. 
20, 1724; he m. Apr. 16, 1749, Sarah Parker, of Sudbury, Mass., 
and came to H. in Apr. 1775; set. on what was later called the 
"Clark Farm", now owned by George M. Russell. He d. in 


1. Susannah, b. April 12, 1750 ; m. November 30, 1773, Lot Jenison. 


2. Paul, b. October 20, 1751. (See) 

3. Lucy, b. August 5, 1753 ; m. and lived in Belchertown, Mass. 

4. Silas, b. November 14, 1755 ; m. and set. in Maine. Revolutionary 


5. Anne, b. August 28, 1757; m. James Jones of Hillsborough. (See) 

6. Eunice, b. September 24, 1759; m. Thomas Murdough. (See) 

7. Uriah, b. February 26, 1762; m. Sarah Curtis, of Boxford. (See) 

8. Lucy, b. in 1764 ; m. - — Ellinwood. 

9. Hannah, b. in 1666 ; m. David Marshall, who built the house burnt 

on the Keyes place ; rem. to Vt. 

10. Nathaniel, b. November 19, 1768, in Weston, Mass. (See) 

Paul, s. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Parker) Cooledge, was b. 
Oct. 20, 1751, and came to H. about 1782; set. on the farm later 
occupied by his s. Abraham, and since then by Mark M. Hadley. 
He m. Apr. 19, 1784, Martha Jones, of Weston, Mass. 


1. Isaac J., b. July 30, 1785. (See) 

2. Lemuel, b. October 15, 1786. (See) 

3. Daniel, b. March 10, 1788; m. September 20, 1808, Polly Spaulding ; 

rem. to North Branch (in Antrim) in 1809, where he was a 
blacksmith for twenty years ; afterwards bought the Charles 
Barker farm in Antrim. He reared a family of ten children, 
and d. February 25, 1869. 

4. Charles, b. July 6, 1791 ; d. when about 20 years of age. 

5. Abraham, b. January 8, 1798. (See) 

6. Nancy, b. June 3, 1803; m. Benjamin Priest. (See) 


Uriah, bro. of Paul, was b. in Weston, Mass., Feb. 16, 
1762; came to H. with his parents in 1775; m. Apr. 24, 1791, 
Sarah Curtice, and settled on the place since owned by Lewis 
Vickery. He d. in 1853. 


1. Amos, b. November 18, 1792; d. in 1812. 

2. Betsy, b. August 22, 1794; m. Aaron Barnes. (See) 

3. Ruth, b. December 26, 1795 ; m. John Morrell. 

4. Sarah, b. June 8, 1797; m. Jonathan Carr. 

5. John, b. in 1798; d. September 11, 1800. 

6. John, b. September 23, 1800. (See) 

7. Silas, b. July 17, 1802 ; m. Margaret Lawrence, of Groton, Mass. 

8. Maria, b. February 2, 1804 ; m. E. K. Lyford, of Boston, Mass. 

9. Louisa, b. January 26, 1806 ; m. October 19, 1856, Nathaniel Smith, 

of Washington ; afterwards came to H., where he d. February 
12, 1875 ; she d. May 5, 1885. 

10. Emily, b. June 2, 1807 ; m. Henry Nowell. 

11. Lucy, b. April 16, 1812; m. Reuben Perham. 

Nathaniel, Jr., youngest s. of Nathaniel and Sarah 
(Parker) Cooledge, b. in Weston, Mass., came to H. with his 
parents in April, 1775 ; m. May 22, 1794, Rachel, dau. of Dea. 
Isaac anl Lucy (Perkins) Andrews, b. Apr. 25, 1776; with the 
exception of four years in Antrim, he always lived in this town. 


1. Nathaniel, b. October 14, 1794 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Nathaniel, b. August 14, 1796; was police officer and U. S. detec- 

tive in Boston most of his life ; d. August 3, 1864. 

3. Isaac Andrews, b. July 17, 1798 ; like his bro. was on the police 

force of Boston most of his life. 

4. Perkins, b. July 13, 1800 ; was a man of remarkable memory and 

information relating to local affairs, living as he did to "a 
good old age.' He d. January 3, 1892, unm. 

5. Henry G., b. October 22, 1802; d. June 21, 1881. 

6. Lucy P., b. July 31, 1805 ; m. Walter B. Lewis ; d. November 11, 1895. 

7. Julia Ann, b. (in Antrim) ; d. in infancy. 

8. Jonathan, b. March 29, 1810; d. young. 

9. Julia Ann, b. December 3, 1811; m. Samuel K. Martin. (See) 

10. Betsy Pierce, b. March 29, 1815. 

11. George Jones (twin), b. September 6, 1817. 

12. James Jones (twin), b. September 6, 1817; d. 1821. 


13. Eachel Andrews, b. December 11, 1821; m. Hiram Morgan, of 
Eutland, Vt. 

Isaac Jarvis, s. of Paul and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge, b. 
July 30, 1785; m. Dec. 14, 1808, Sarah Tobey ; was a farmer and 
set. on a farm adjoining his brother Lemuel; was Dea. of the 
Baptist Church. His w. d. Oct. 9, 1868; he d. Dec. 23, 1869. 


1. Arabella, b. — m. William E. Crooker. 

2. Martha A., b. September 16, 1816; m. Samuel W. Chase. (See) 

3. Casandria, b. — m. — Pierce. 

4. Cordelia, b. March 26, 1821; m. in February, 1842, William E. 

Crooker, who had previously m. her older sister, as above ; he 
d. October 18, 1893 ; she d. February 3, 1903. 


1. Arabella, b. November 22, 1842 ; d. October 3, 1901. 

2. Florence N., b. May 13, 1856. 

5. Nancy P., b. — , m. first, Franklin Perkins, who d. ; m. second, 

Samuel G. Barnes. (See) 

0. Isaac Jarvis, Jr., b. — 1827 ; d. August 19, 1852. 

Lemuel, s. of Paul and Martha (Jones) Coolidge, b. Oct. 
15, 1786; m. in 1806, Lucy, dau. of Abner and Mary (Shedd) 
Keyes, of Hancock, b. in Hollis, July, 1787; was a farmer and 
succeeded to the homestead of his father, still known as the 
Coolidge Farm; he d. Aug. 22, 1867; wid. d. March 5, 1869. 


1. Lemuel Ambrose, b. July 19, 1808 ; engaged in grocery business in 

Boston, during life, except two years spent in California 
(1851 and 1852) ; m. June 17, 1832, Mary A. C, dau. of John 
and Jane (Wescott) Fisk, of Boston; he d. August 21, 1891. 


1. Lucy J., b. August 28, 1835 ; m. September 13, 1855, Frederick L. 
Wheeler, of Newton, Mass. 


1. Frederick Loring, Jr., b. July 7, 1855; m. July 28, 1883, 
Mary Paul, and had one child : Norma Paul, b. 
December 6, 1886. 


2. Lemuel A., b. in Boston, October 28, 1858 ; d. December 20, 

2. Mary C, b. April 25, 1837; d. December 7, 1838. 

3. Martha J., b. December 4, 1838 ; m. October 13, 1870, Horace F. 



1. John F., b. January 22, 1872 ; d. in East Washington, June 

15, 1876; 

2. 3. William C. and Mary A. (twins) b. March 13, 1875. 

4. Lemuel A., Jr., b. April 7, 1841. 

5. William C, b. February 21, 1843; d. February 3, 1895. 

6. Matilda G. T b. October 13, 1844. 

7. James K. P., b. February 10, 1846 ; d. July 19, 1846. 

8. Emeline, b. August 18, 1847 ; d. May 29, 1848. 

2. William Pitt, b. Dec. 7, 1809 ; d. October 3, 1835. 

3. Charles, b. August 7, 1812 ; d. June 16, 1813. 

4. Elizabeth, b. October 15, 1814; 111. October 22, 1842, William Love- 

joy. (See) 

5. Clark, b. June 2, 1817; d. at Middleton, Conn., College July 7, 1840. 

6. Irene Emeline, b. April 15, 1820 ; m. June 22, 1848, Jason Wheeler, 

of Windsor; d. November 26, 1S66. 

7. Adeline, b. October 5, 1822 ; m. May 8, 1866, unm. 

8. Lucy Rosalie, b. April 25, 1825 ; m. May 4, 1847, Joseph W. Marshall, 

of Bradford; d. November, 1870. 


1. Lemuel C, b. March 26, 1850 ; d. August 30, 1863. 

2. Addie E., b. August 18, 1854. 

9. Cornelius, b. October 16, 1828. (See) 

Abraham, s. of Paul and Martha (Jones) Coolidge, b. Jan. 
8, 1798, m. June 1, 1825, Mrs. Hannah J. Alcock, dau. of Isaac 
and Hannah (Caldwell) Baldwin. He inherited his father's 
homestead, and d. Jan. 5, 1867 ; wid. d. Feb. 8, 1880. 


1. Mary Ann, b. March 27, 1826; m. May 28, 1854, George H. Clark 
(sirname changed from Smith), b. in Milford, July 20, 1830; 
res. in H., afterwards in Washington, where he d. March 23, 


1. Charles H., b. July 22, 1857. 

2. Edward F., b. December 17, 1858; m. December 25, 1884, Elma 

A. Leavitt, of Boston; res. in Cambridge. 


2. Walter Scott, b. June 8, 1828; went to Calif, in 1849; set. at Sut- 

ter's Creek, Amador County ; was Sheriff in 1861 and 1862 ; 
Clerk in 1873 and 1874 ; Captain of California Infantry in 
1864 and 1865 ; became a cotton manufacturer ; for twelve 
years was Supt. of the Blue Lake Water Co. ; held interests 
in gold mining-. He m. September 8, 1880, Belle, dau. of 
William and Alice (Curtis) McFarland, of Sutter's Creek. 


1. Belle, b. July 29, 1881. 

2. Pearl, b. February 11, 1883 ; d. December 15, 1883. 

3. Mason H.. b. November 29, 18-30 ; d. in Cambridge, Mass., September 

11, 1896. 

4. Isaac B., b. March 24, 1833 ; res. in Sacramento, Calif., engaged in 

flour and grain business. 

5. William Pitt, b. July 22, 1835 ; was a musician in 2d Keg. N. H. 

Vols. He d. at Arkadelphia, Ark., October 29, 1871. 

6. Abbie L., b. October 29, 1838 ; d. in Lowell, Mass., January 31, 1872. 

7. Cyrus, b. January 19, 1842; served in the Civil War as a private in 

Co. B., 16th Beg., N. H. Vols.; m. March 25, 1876, Sarah E., 
dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Hayes) Leavitt, of Boston. 


1. Walter S., b. March 25, 1877. 

2. Edith F., b. December 23, 1879. 

3. Elsie M., b. December 14, 1882. 

8. Emma F., b. April 19, 1844; m. August 10, 1868, George S., s. of 

William and Elizabeth (Thomas) Evans; res. in Cambridge, 


1. Louiza C, b. July 4, 1869. 

2. Mabel A., b. June 5, 1871. 

3. Ethel F., b. July 24, 1873. 

4. William H., b. October 29, 1875. 

5. George A., b. September 26, 1883. 

9. Kate L., b. October 13, 1852. 

John, s. of Uriah and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge, was b. 
Sept. 23, 1800. He succeeded to his father's homestead, which 
he sold to Lewis Vickery and rem. to the Upper Village, where 
he d. June 26, 1885. He m. Dec. 31, 1832, Harriet, dau. of 
Archelaus and Esther (Weston) Towne; she d. Sept. 30, 1885; 
he d. June 26, 1885. 



1. J. Harvey, b. December 19, 1833 ; ed. in the common schools and 
Tubbs' Union Academy, Washington ; went to Milwaukee, 
Wis., in 1856, to teach school, and from there went to Fond 
du Lac, where he became clerk in the register's office, and 
subsequently served as county clerk, and postmaster at St. 
Cloud, Wis., also engaging in grain and produce business, soon 
acquiring a handsome competence. From this he entered 
into the lumber business at Eau Claire, and built a large 
saw mill at Coolidge, Wis., doing a successful merchandising 
in railroad supplies. Selling out his interests here, in 1884, 
he rem. to Minneapolis, Minn., where he was the foremost in 
organizing the Coolidge Fuel and Supply Company, of which 
concern he was President and principal owner at the time 
of his death. He was also interested in the Fond du Lac Iron 
Company, and in the large number of lumber yards in Dakota 
under the firm name of Coolidge & Jones Lumber Co. He was 
connected with other business organizations, his activity 
scarcely knowing any bounds. Mr. Coolidge was a man of 
marked business ability, straightforward, honorable and up- 
right in his dealings, modest, affable, unassuming and un- 
animously respected. His unexpected death at Plymouth, 
Wis., May 8, 1891, caused by an attack of la grippe, was a 
severe blow to his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. 
He m. in 1858, Mrs. Elizabeth (Coleman) Davidson, of Eau 
Claire, Wis., who survived him. 


1. Marshall H, b. July 27, 1860. 

2. Alton G., b. August 23, 1864; d. September 2, 1868. 

3. Dana C, b. July 22, 1871. 

2. Marshall S., b. October 28, 1835 ; went to Boston when young, and 

was in the employ of the "Boston Ice Company" for several 
years ; then engaged in the ice business himself in Lynn. He 
m. Martha J. Daniels. He d. — she d. — . One child : Wilbur 
A., b. May 22, 1862 ; d. — . 

3. Sarah E., b. September 7, 1837; m. Leonard P. Gould, of Antrim. 


1. George P., b. January 7, 1859. 

2. Scott P., b. July 29, 1860 ; d. October 18, 1877. 

3. Arthur J., b. March 14, 1863. 

4. Elmer A., b. April 28, 1868. 

5. H. Mabel, b. April 22, 1873. 

6. Frank G., b. October 18, 1874. 



4. George M., b. December 11, 1839; d. September 22, 1841. 

5. Albert, b. April 1, 1842 ; m. Delia Crooker ; rem. to North Platte, 



1. Hattie M., b. October 9, 1871. 

2. Fannie, b. September 13, 1873 ; d. March 13, 1874. 

3. Maude L., b. May 20, 1879. 

0. Emily, b. April 30, 1854 ; m. Charles C. Davidson, of Eau Claire, 

Cornelius, s. of Lemuel and Lucy (Keyes) Coolidge, b. 
Oct. 16, 1828, was educated in the common schools of the town 
and at Hancock Academy; went to Boston when 17 years of age 
to work in the grocery store of his bro. Lemuel, Jr. At the break- 
ing out of the "gold fever" in 1849, he went to Calif., where he 
remained about four years, ret. to H. in 1854, settling upon the 
family homestead, which he enlarged by purchases of land. Mr. 
Coolidge had great executive ability and was active in business 
matters, settlement of estates and public affairs. He was Select- 
man in 1859-1863, chosen as chairman of the board in '61 and 
'62; Representative in 1864 and '65; first Selectman in 1866, '67 
and '68; Auditor in 1869; Moderator in 1871-1874 and Mod. and 
Selectman in 1875-1878; at the first biennial election in Nov., 
1,878, was elected Moderator and Supervisor, receiving at this time 
278 votes for State Senator, which office he held two terms ; 
1879-1882; and for each succeeding election he was chosen 
Moderator, and at the fall elections Supervisor, until his party 
went out of power in Nov., 1886. In all he served as Moderator 
eighteen years ; as Selectman, most of the time as chairman, 
twelve years ; Representative, four years, and Senator, four years, 
besides other offices. He was a member of Harmony Lodge, I. 

0. O. F., serving for years as its Treasurer. He m. July 8, 1855, 
Sarah N., dau. of Simon and Eliza (Newman) Jones, of East 
Washington; d. July 6, 1894. 


1. William W., b. July 6, 1856 ; d. Chicago, 111., April 13, 1886. 

2. Mary W., b. January 4, 1858 ; m. in August, 1887, Luther A. Nor- 

land, of Colo., where she went to live and d. September 19, 

3. Paul J., b. July 19, 1863; d. in Boston, April 18, 1891. 



Marshall, b. in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 1861, came to 
H. about 1884, and was a weaver in the woolen mills here; was 
a member of Valley Lodge and North Star Encampment, I. O. 

0. F. He m. Oct. 20, 1886, Lillia E., dau. of Clark W. and 
Roxanna M. (Robbins) Sturtevant. He d. Feb. 1, 1907; no 


Conn is a very ancient name, as it is mentioned in verse 
"And the last of the Druids was old Conn." The ancestor of the 
Conn family in New England was George Conn, b. in the north 
of Ireland and settled in Harvard, Mass., in that part now known 
as Stillwater, where he lived the balance of his days, the parent 
of several children. Among these was a s. George who m. 
Martha Kelsea of Derry, and lived his life in Harvard where he 
raised a family of 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters. 


1. John, b. in 1771 ; m. Lucy Sawyer of Boxborough, Mass., and lived 

in Harvard and Charlestown, Mass., Goshen and Bethlehem, 
N. H. ; she d. in 1819, in Bethlehem, aged 42 years ; he d. in 
1820, in Milford, aged 49 years. 


1. John. 

2. Emery. 

3. Lucy. 

4. Jefferson, b. in Charlestown, Mass., in 1802; m. Mary Ann, 

dau. of John McClintock of H., res. in Washington; rem. 
there from Stoddard ; d. August 20, 1858 ; his will. d. June 
1, 1869, aged 74 years. 


1. Nancy J., b. October 14, 1825; m. Solomon H. Griffin; d. 

November 30, 1855. 

2. William M„ b. May 9, 1827; m. first, April 9, 1854, Mar- 

gareta Boutwell ; m. second, July 26, 1877, Mrs. 
Augusta (Smith) Carr. 

CONN. 151 


1. Clara A., b. October 23, 1855. 

3. Martha E., twin; d. February 24, 1876. 

4. Angeline, b. October 21, 1833, in Windsor ; m. Hiram Mc- 


5. Chester A., b. July 7, 1835, in Windsor; m. in 1867, Harriet, 

dau. of Benjamin F. Mcllvaine. 


1. Nora May, b. February 20, 1870. 

2. Effie I., b. July 11, 1873. 

William, b. January 15, 1784, in Milford ; m. November 26, 1811, at 
Harvard, Mass., Sally, dau. of Gabriel and Sarah Priest. They 
rem. to H. about 1813, and set. first on farm west of Upper 
Village on Windsor road, where he res. the rest of his life. 
Mr. Conn was a hard working, energetic man of sound judg- 
ment and earnest in his convictions ; being a whig in politics 
he was with the minority party and never held office ; he and 
his wife were members of the Congregational Church ; he d. 
October 8, 1863 ; she d. February 4, 1864. 


1. Sarah, m. Mark Fuller ; her husband bequeathed "Fuller Lib- 

rary" to H. (See) She gave "Fuller Hall" to Upper Vil- 
lage. She d. in 1882. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Susan (Conn) Fuller, d. in 1858, aged 19 years. 

2. Mary, went to Francestown Academy ; d. of typhus fever, 

aged 19 years. 

3. Elizabeth Ann, m. James Doak Bickford (See) ; d. in 1900, 

aged 83 years. 


1. Sarah Fuller Bickford. 

2. John Willard Bickford. 

3. Frank James Bickford. 

4. William, b. August 14, 1818 in H. (See) 

5. Charles Whitney, b. March 6, 1821. (See) 

6. Susan, school teacher ; d. 1849, aged 24 years. 

7. Granville P., M. D., b. in H., January 25, 1832. (See) 

The other two sons of George, Jr., were George and Thomas. 
Thomas had two sons who were Captains of Merchantmen 


sailing- from Boston. The old "Dreadnaught" setting in the 
mouth of the Thames River, in London, was commanded by 
Captain Conn at the Battle of Trafalgar. George, Jr., had 
three daughters. Two m. Smiths ; one, Samuel Smith. The 
other m. a Turner and lived in Antrim. She was Will Ellin- 
wood's great grandmother. 

William, Jr., s. of William and Sally (Priest) Conn, was 
b. in H. Aug. 14, 1818; m. Nov. 23, 1845, Joanna J., dau. of 
Luke G. and Mary (Niles) Hosley ; res. in Bradford four years, 
and rem. to Portsmouth in 1852; was on the police force in P. 
four years; mail agent on C. & P. R. R. from 1861 to 1864; clerk 
in the House Post Office at Washington, D. C, in 1867 and '68; 
Capital Policeman from 1868 to '71 ; mail agent on C. & P. R. R. 
from 1871 to 'yy; was Representative to the State Legislature 
from Portsmouth in 1857, '58, '61. He d. at P., Nov. 6, 1889; 
wid. d. June 14, 1900. 


1. Charles F., b. August 14, 1849, at Bradford; d. November 13, 1855. 

2. Josephine A., b. August 1, 1854, at Portsmouth ; d. September 17, 


3. Williametta, b. February 2, 1857; m. Lewis E. Staples, of Ports- 

mouth ; d. June 12, 1909. 

Charles Whitney was b. Mar. 6, 1821. He was Colonel in 
the State Militia and was Representative in the State Legislature. 
He was Trustee of the Fuller Library, a Bank Director and 
Deacon of Smith Memorial Church. He m. April 27, 1858, 
Lucinda, dau. of Levi and Betsy (Clark) Colby. They had no 
children but adopted two. He d. in 1895. 


1. Elsie J., b. June 5, 1858; m. September 5, 1876, Himan Brockway ; 
he d. November 10, 1907. 


1. Frank C, b. November 2, 1S80; m. January 1, 1902, Lena M. 
Bailey of Nelson. No children. 



CONN. 153 

2. Herbert, b. January 7, 1860 ; m. January 25, 1887, Elizabeth Miller 
of Walla Walla, Wash. No children. 

Granville Priest, M. D., was born Jan. 25, 1832, in Hills- 
borough. Dr. Conn was educated in Norwich University and 
Dartmouth Medical College and Partridge's Military School, 
Pembroke, N. H. He was graduated from Dartmouth in the 
class of 1856, where he studied medicine and surgery. He became 
eminently successful, practicing his profession in East Randolph, 
Vt., 1856 to '61 ; Richmond, Vt, 1861-1862, when he enlisted in 
the 12th Reg. Vermont Volunteers as assistant surgeon. Upon 
his return from war he settled in Concord where he practiced for 
over fifty years, retiring in 1914. Dr. Conn was the pioneer of 
the establishment of a state board of health in New Hampshire 
and upon its organization was made its president holding the 
office until his retirement from active practice. For a long period 
he was medical director of the department of New Hampshire 
G. A. R. 

He was Secretary of the New Hampshire Medical Society 
from 1869 to 1912, excepting 1880 and 1881 when he was Vice- 
President and President, respectively. He was lecturer on hygiene 
at Dartmouth Medical College from 1886 to 1896, professor from 
1896 to 1909 and is the author of "New Hampshire Surgeons in 
the Rebellion" and many other articles on sanitation. He married 
May 25, 1858, at East Randolph, Vt., Helen M., daughter of 
Edward and Clarisa (Fuller) Sprague of East Randolph. She 
d. Sept., 1914; he d. March 24, 1916, aged 83 years. 


1. Frank Winslow, civil engineer, b. in East Randolph ; employed by 

government ; was graduated from Dartmouth College ; m. 
Minnie Miller at Walla Walla, Wash., March 6, 1890; d. at 
Santa Monica, Cal., in September, 1914. No children. 

2. Charles Fuller, b. November 11, 1865, in Concord; was graduated 

from Dartmouth College ; m. November 7, 1889, Mabel Dwight, 
of Concord ; res. in Wayne, Penn. ; President Giant Portland 
Cement Co., contractor for Wannamaker. 


1. Dwight, b. October 7, 1890, at Concord. 



Dr. Joshua (in some families spelled Crane) was b. in Al- 
stead, May 16, 1776; studied medicine with Dr. Jessaniah Kit- 
tredge, of Walpole; began practice in H. in 1802, locating at the 
Centre Village. Dr. Crain enjoyed the reputation of being an 
able practitioner, and he had a large practice in this and adjoin- 
ing towns. He was noted as a surgeon. Generous and kind- 
hearted, he was a great friend to the poor. His extended 
practiced often called him on long drives, and it was not unusual 
for him be absent from home for two or three days at a time, 
going almost wholly without sleep or rest. Jan. n, 181 1, he re- 
turned from one of these tours, having visited patients in Brad- 
ford and Henniker, and three days away from home he came 
back completely worn out. He took his bed for the last time, as 
it proved, and d. two weeks later, Feb. 1, 181 1. He m. Sarah 
Giddings, of Walpole, who survived him, with three children. 


1. Juliania, b. October 14, 1S03 ; m. Hiram Monroe. (See) 

2. Louisa R., b. March 24, 1806 ; m. James Dwinnells, February 22, 

1832, and d. October 18, 1857. 


1. Juliania C, b. February 23, 1833; m. Moses Withington, and 

had one s. Frank. 

2. Charles W., b. August 25, 1834, who m. two times, and had a 


3. George, b. December 18, 1835 ; d. February 25, 1841. 

4. Sarah C, b. March 23, 1837 ; d. June 28,- 1868 ; was m. a few 

days before her death. 

5. Catherine C, b. June 27, 1839; d. February 23, 1841. 

3. Josuah D., b. October 30, 1809; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joash and 

Sally (Hildreth) Minot, February 21, 1837; settled in Unity, 
where they remained two years, and rem. to near East Wash- 
ington, where he d. August 4, 1870; she d. April 5, 1884. 


1. Sylvanus O., b. May 2, 1840 ; d. February 16, 1841. 

2. Sarah Eglantine, b. June 20, 1842; m. September 26, 1871, John 

L. Safford, of Washington, where they res. 



1. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1873 ; d. January 27, 1884. 

2. Carroll D., b. August 4, 1875. 

3. Kuth E., b. November 16, 1881. 

John W., s. of Hartwell and Sarah (Collins) Craine, was b. 
in Wilmot, Sept. 13, 1844; m. Dec. 30, 1869, in Deering, Lottie 
A., dau. of Amariah and Susan C. Craine, and grand daughter of 
Jesse and Susanna (Clark) Craine. Educated in Washington 
Union Academy. He enlisted Nov. 18, 1861, and was mustered 
in Nov. 25, '61, as private in Co. — , Reg., N. H. Vols. ; re-enlisted 
and must, in Jan. 4, 1864, and trans, to Co. A., Vet. Battl, 8th N. 
H. Vols., Jan. 1, 1865; app. Corporal, June 6, '65; mustered out 
Oct. 28, 1865. As a member of Co. A., 8th Reg. N. H. Vols., he 
took part in eight battles and 47 skirmishes. He was a member of 
Co. K, 2d Reg. of the N. H. National Guard; app. 2d Lieut. Oct. 
31, 1888; 1st Lieut. Feb. 28, 1889, by Governor Sawyer. He d. 
at H. Mar. 28, 1903. 


1. Bert L., b. October 28, 1870. (See) 

2. M. Grace, b. February 18, 1873, in Washington; m. Harry E. 

Loveren, of Manchester. (See) 

Bert Linwood, s. of John W. and Lottie A. Craine, was b. 
in Deering, Oct. 28, 1870; ed. in schools of Washington and Hills- 
borough ; weaver in mills ; res. in Washington, Deering and 
Hillsborough, in last town since 1884. He m. May 8, 1894, Alice 
J., dau. of Joseph J. and Mary T. (Gordon) Huntington, of 


1. Glenna M., b. July 20, 1902. 


In tradition the Crooker family is one of the most ancient in 
Devon County, Eng., and an old saw runs: "Crooker, Cressey and 
Copplestone were at home when the Conqueror came." The name 
has run according to different languages: English, Crocker, 


Croker, Crooker ; Norman, Kraker ; Norwegian, Krok ; German, 
Kroker ; Dutch, Krook and Krueger, Kruger ; Flemish, Crock- 
east. In the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries it was a knightly race, 
and held the office of High Sheriff of the County of Devon. Sir 
Hugh Croker was Lord Mayor of Exeter in 1641, and John 
Crooker was cupbearer to King Edward. Leander J. Crooker, 
Jr., of Augusta, Me., in a manuscript record of the "Crooker 
Family History" says : 

"The ancestry of the Crooker family seems to have been 
English, though some claim a Scottish origin. One Francis 
Crocker is named in the records of Barnstable (Mass.) as early 
as 1645, the place of his nativity being uncertain. He was a 
soldier in the Narraganset Expedition in 1645, an d m - m J ^47- 
Mary Gaunt or Grant, dau. of Peter Gaunt. Francis d. in 1693. 

"Jonathan Crooker, supposed to have been the second s. of 
Francis, was b. in 1650; he m. Mary, dau. of Jeremiah Burroughs 
and d. in 1745. He had a s. Francis, second, who had a s. Isaiah, 
who was b. in Marshfield, Mass., in 1730." 

Isaiah Crooker is described as a man weighing four hundred 
pounds, a shipbuilder. He emigrated to Long Reach (afterwards 
Georgetown, now Bath), Me., when 18 or 20 years old. He m. 
first, Betsy, dau. of Jonathan Philbrick, of Long Reach ; she d. in 
1757, and he m. second, Mrs. Hannah (Harding) McKenny. He 
built his last ship in 1780; d. 1795, aged 65 ; wid. d. Apr. 25, 1825, 
aged 89 years. 


1. Priscilla, b. in 1757. 

2. Huldah, b. May 12, 1762. 

3. Isaiah, Jr., b. in April, 1764. 

4. Elizabeth, b. in May, 1766. 

5. Jonathan Harding, b. in 1768. 

6. Gamaliel, b. in 1771. (See) 

7. Timothy. Lost at sea. 

8. William Swanton, b. April 3, 1778. 

9. Francis Winter, b. June 27, 1775. 

10. Zachariah or Zacheus, b. July 13, 1778. 

11. Hannah, b. in April, 1781. 

Note — The seven sons were all over six feet in height, stalwart 
and active. The eldest, Isaiah, Jr., weighed 400 pounds. 


Gamaliel, sixth child and third s. of Isaiah and Hannah 
(McKenny) Crooker, b. in 1771 ; m. in 1795, Martha McFarland. 


1. Gamaliel, Jr., b. in 1797. 

2. Robert, b. in 1800. (See) 

3. Andrew Jackson. 

J . 5. Elizabeth and Martha, twins, b. 1799 . 

6. Jonathan Harding, 3d, b. 1807. 

7. Rachel. 

8. Frances Jane. 

9. David, 1815 ; d. 1884. 

Capt. Robert, s. of Gamaliel and Martha (McFarland) 
Crooker, was b. in Bath, Me., July 1, 1800; m. in 1819, Sarah 
Bowker, of Brunswick, Me., b. Oct. 18, 1799. He enlisted and 
was stationed at Fort Popham at the mouth of the Kennebec 
River during the last year of the War of 1812. He followed a 
sea-faring life for 40 years, serving the U. S. Government three 
years at the mouth of the Mississippi River; was sailing master 
of his own vessels for 30 years. When at last he tired of sea life, 
he settled as a farmer in Wrentham, Mass., until he came to H. 
in 1,883, purchasing the Brazilla Gibson farm; w. d. Jan. 18, 
1879; he d. July 28, 1887. 


1. Elizabeth, b. in January, 1820 ; m. William Allen, of Essex, Mass. ; 

d. July 17, 1873. 

2. Robert, Jr., b. in 1822 ; lost on Lake Michigan, in 1840. 

3. Martha, b. in 1825 ; d. at Canterbury, May 14, 1895. 

4. Sarah A., b. in 1827; d. at Canterbury, February 13, 1877. 

5. Jane, b. in 1828 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Gamaliel, b. in 1829 ; learned the trade of currier under Stephen 

Westcott & Son, Boston, Mass. ; came to Hillsborough in 1859 
as Superintendent of their business at Lower Village. He m. 
August 31, 1854, in Essex, Maria S. Pratt, who after bis death, 
May 16, 1876, m. S. Scott Miller. (See) 


1. Stephen E. Crooker, b. April 29, 1861 ; d. June 21, 1882. 

7. Andrew J., b. March 29, 1832. (See) 

8. Jane, b. in Tamworth, 1834; d. at Canterbury, February 18, 1916. 


Andrew J., s. of Capt. Robert and Sarah (Bowker) Crooker, 
b. in Bath, Me., Mar. 29, 1832, was educated at Canterbury, 
where he lived until 21 years of age, when he came to H., in the 
employ of his brother Gamaliel in the "curry shop" at the Lower 
Village. He enlisted in the Eleventh Reg., N. H. Vols., Aug. 14, 
1862; he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862, and 
again at Petersburg, Va., Aug. 7, 1864; discharged May 20, 1865. 
He was Representative to the State Legislature 1897-1898. He 
m. Sept. 1, 1856, Lucy A., dau. of John and Lucy A. (Whitney) 
Jones, of Lexington, Mass.; she d. Oct. 12, 1910. 


1. Elizabeth F., b. May 12, 1860, in Roxbury, Mass. ; hi. September 7, 

1881, Fred B. Putnam, of Wilton. 


1. Minnie Edith, b. in Wilton, June 25, 1882; m. March 25, 1907, 

Norman S. Britton, b. February 23, 1876. 

2. Fred Ernest, b. in Wilton, September 10, 1883; m. June 9, 

1906, Jessie Julia Lee. 


1. Hazel Winoa, b. March 25, 1907. 

2. Grace Evelyn, b. May 4, 1908. 

3. Cora Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1911. 

3. Ida F., b. in Pepperell, Mass., March 21, 1893. 

4. Eobert Whitney, b. in Antrim, March 19, 1899. 

2. Robert G., b. September 18, 1862; m. June 25, 1885, Edna L. Horn; 

res. on the Brazilla, formerly the Rodney Gibson farm ; d. 


1. Lucy J., b. April 18, 1886; d. June 25, 1886. 

2. Hattie E., b. October 7, 1887. 

3. Ethel E., b. April 8, 1891. 

3. Harriet G., b. April 3, 1866 ; m. June 25, 1885, William F. West, a 

blacksmith at the Lower Village ; d. Jan. 7, 1907. 


1. Florence E., b. July 29, 1887 ; d. August 6, 1887. 

4. Lucy M., b. July 24, 1867; m. June 17, 1883, James O. Carr, of 




1. Jackson Carr, b. March 3, 1890; m. in 1908, Myrtle Smith. 


1. Marion Eula, b. in December, 1909. 

2. Aura M., b. December 16, 1894; m. in 1912, Weldon Sterling. 


1. Walter Crooker, b. October 5, 1913. 

2. Robert Wellington, b. October 10, 1914. 

3. Franklin Weldon, b. July 26, 1916. 

5. Sarah J., b. May 6, 1871; m. November 21, 1888, Frank L. Straw, 

of Contoocook ; d. August 10, 1908. 


1. Lucy F., b. in Manchester, May 13, 1890 ; m. in 1914, O. D. Le 



1. Gordon Neil, b. May 29, 1915. 

2. Bernice A., b. June 7, 1892 ; m. 1914, Thomas L. Corson. 


1. Harriet Gertrude, b. June 16, 1915. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, b. October 3, 1916. 

6. Andrew J., b. June 17, 1875; m. August 18, 1893, Mary L. Woods; 

div. and in. second, in 1908, Lizzie M. Travis. 


1. Andrew Jackson, b. in Peterborough, July 27, 1914. 

2. David William, b. in H., April 7, 1*916. 


The ancestry of this family has been traced back to 1220, and 
the first immigrant by that name to come to New England was 
Simon Crosby and his wife Anna, who came in the vessel "Susan 
and Ellen," 1635, and settled in Cambridge, Mass. His descend- 
ants run down through seven generations : Simon, Simon, Josiah, 
Josiah, Josiah, Josiah, Othni, Othni, Jr., who was b. in Dublin, 
N. H., Dec. 21, 181 1, and came to H. in 1836. He m. Julia, dau. 
of Alexander and Abigail (Breed) Parker, and settled on the 


"Parked farm," between the Centre and Bridge Village. He was 
deacon of the Congregational church at the Centre for many 
years. He d. at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 21, 1888. 


1. Abby P., b. May 2, 1838 ; m. Leonard W. Lane, of Salem, Mass., 

December 18, 1859. He was a machinist, and had charge of 
the Eastern Railroad machine shop at Salem. One child, 
Julia C. 

2. Austin E., b. December 17, 1841 ; m. S. Emeline Nowell, of York, 

Me. He was a salesman and lived at Cambridge, Mass. ; d. 
January 25, 1906. 

Alpheus, s. of Abraham and Mary (Tebbetts) Crosby, b. in 
Sanford, Me., Oct. 18, 1810; was brought to H. when he was 
3 years old ; lived here except three years in Lowell, Mass., and 
two years in Washington, until 1868, when he rem. to Deering, 
where he d. Feb. 24, 1882. He m. May 4, 1856, Esther, dau. of 
William and Susie Jones ; in early life he was a teamster, but 
later he became a farmer. 


1. Mary A., b. August 2, 1858; was a noted school teacher; secretary 

of Valley Grange, P. of H., several years. 

2. Jessie F., b. June 4, 1860. 

3. Frank B., b. May 5, 1863. 

4. Fred A., b. in Washington, March 19, 1865. 

5. William F., b. February 2, 1867. 

6. Sarah F., b. in Deering, October 8, 1872. 


Joseph Nathan, b. in New London, N. H., Dec. i, 1853; 

m. Charlotte Kimball, dau. of David and Sybill (Wyman) 
Kellom, b. in H., Dec. 31, 1852. 


1. Harry Richard, b. in H., October 2, 1878 ; m. in H., October 25, 1905, 
Carrie Cynthia Boyce, dau. of Samuel and Jennie C. (Ellis) 
Boyce, of H. 


1. Harold Joseph, b. December 27, 1907. 

2. Richard Kimball, b. October 8, 1910. 



The Rev. Jacob, s. of Solomon and Mary (Graham) Cum- 
mings, was born at Warren, Mass., Dec. 5, 1792. His family 
were religious in character, from the remote ancestor who landed 
in Salem, in 1630. His mother was the dau. of Rev. Dr. Graham, 
of Conn., a graduate of Yale College in 1740, while he was the s. 
of Rev. Dr. John Graham, one of the founders of that institution. 
He was born at Belfast, Ire., Sept. 20, 1694, and graduated at 
University Glasgow, Scotland, 1714; landed in Boston, Mass., 
Aug. 4, 1718. He was the son of Andrew Graham of Glasgow, 
Scot., one of the House of Graham of Montrose. 

The subject of this sketch was fitted at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass., graduated from Dartmouth College, 18 19, and 
studied for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary ; was 
Pastor at Stratham from 1824 to 1836; Sharon and Southboro, 
Mass., 1836 to 1843, an d at Hillsborough Bridge Village from 
1843 t0 l ^5^ when he retired from active ministry, removing 
to Exeter, where he d. June 20, 1866. He belonged to the strict 
Calvinistic type. Mr. Cummings m. Apr. 21, 1824, Harriet, dau. 
of John Sargent and Mary (Cheever) Tewksbury, of Chelsea* 
Mass. She d. at Newburyport, Mass., May 20, 1880. 


1. Dr. Edward P., b. at Stratham, May 19, 1825 ; was ed. at Dartmouth 

and Harvard Medical schools ; graduated an M. D. at Univer- 
sity of N. Y., March 16, 1849. Became a physician and surgeon 
of note. Practiced in town from 1857 to i860. He m. January 
1, 1851, Harriet Bailey, of Brookline. 


1. Harriet Ellen, b. in Francestown, May 13, 1852. 

2. Mary W., b. in Philadelphia, February 8, 1857 ; d. in Exeter, 

July 6, 1864. 

3. Willis B., b. in Exeter, May 6, 1860. 

4. Alice M., b. in Newburyport, Mass., March 25, 1867. 

2. Mary C. G., b. in Stratham, April 17, 1829 ; d. in H., March 13, 1855. 

3. Harriette P., b. in Stratham, April 25, 1833 ; d. in Exeter, November 

10, 1856. 

4. John W., b. in Sharon, Mass., June 23, 1837 ; d. at H., November 9, 



5. Horace S., b. in Southboro, Mass., July 1, 1840; fitted at Phillips 
Exeter Academy, and after graduating from college studied 
law, in the practice of which profession he became distin- 
guished, holding many high offices in the state and nation. 
He m. October 15, 1874, Jeannette E. Irvin, at Pittsburg, Penn. 
No issue. 

Rev. Charles. This eloquent divine was the s. of Rev. 
Joseph and Annie Cummings, and was b. in Seabrook, Sept. 23, 
1777. His educational advantages were adverse to his success, 
but despite this he became a very successful preacher along 
evangelistic lines. He was licensed to preach by the Baptist 
Board of ministers in 1805, and was ordained in Sullivan in 1810. 
He was active in organizing Baptist churches in Keene, Swansey, 
Peterborough, Marlboro, Hillsborough and elsewhere. He was 
one of the pioneers in the ministry, and preached frequently in 
this town between 1820 and 1828, when he came here as a settled 
minister for two years, and then returned to Sullivan. "Prayer- 
ful and zealous in every good work, he belonged to a class of men 
that ought never to be forgotten." 

He m. Oct. 9, 1798, Mary Hemenway, of Roxbury, Mass., b. 
Jan. 21, 1 781, a woman worthy to be the helpmeet of such a man. 
He d. in Roxbury, Dec. 27, 1849; sne d. July 8, 1857. 


1. Charles H., b. June 28, 1799; m. first, April 15, 1824, Lydia Higbee, 

who d. October 20, 1844, in O. ; m. second, April 19, 1845, Euth 
Smart. He d. in O., December 7, 1870. 

2. Elias P., b. April 18, 1802 ; d. April 12, 1813, in Koxbury. 

3. Mary C, b. August 22, 1807; m. June 25, 1828, Luke Hemenway; 

she d. February 20, 1885, in Florence, Italy; he d. February 17, 
1870, in N. Y. 

4. Joseph E., b. June 15, 1811; m. June 30, 183'6, Daphna Wright; he 

d. in Mich., June 26, 1855 ; wid. d. October 27, 1855. 

5. Enoch P., b. March 28, 1815 ; m. first, June 13, 1888, Dolly Pillsbury. 

who d. in Sutton, December 8, 1858, and he m. second, May 
26, 1859, Mary Kussell ; he d. in Concord, December 31, 1883. 

6. Cyrus, b. September 5, 1817 ; m. May 25, 1846 ; d. in Mich., Novem- 

ber 4, 1882. 

7. Anna G., b. November 22, 1820; m. April 5, 1838, Elijah Boyden ; 

res. in Marlboro. 



Robert, Silas and Isaac, brothers, came to H. Robert lived 
on the Lorenzo Wilson farm; Silas and Isaac, both bachelors, 
lived on the Mark McClintock farm. Another brother, name 
unknown, lived in town a short time and then rem. to Lempster. 


James, s. of Isaac and Lizzie (Hadlock) Currier, was b. in 
Deering, May 4, 1799; rem. to H. in 1822, and set. in the south- 
east part of the town on the farm since owned by Hiram Brown. 
He m. Mar. 20, 1823, Mercy A., dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(Newton) Howlett, b. Dec. 16, 1805. He d. Mar. 10, 1863; she 
d. at Tuckaho, N. Y., May 15, 1872. 


1. I. Newton, b. December 20, 1823; m. December 17, 1845, Hannah 

G., dau. of Parker and Mary (Gunnison) Richardson, b. in 
Goshen. He succeeded to his father's farm, but later rem. to 
the north part of the town to the Abraham Coolidge farm 
near which he d. March 7, 1883. They had a s., J. Parker, b. 
November 26, 1849 ; rem. to San Francisco, Calif., in January, 
1876, where he engaged in the silk business ; became Vice- 
President and Secretary of the Carlson & Currier Silk Manuf. 
Co. He m. October 1, 1878, Gertrude A. Laurilard, of San 

2. Mary N., b. June 10, 1830; m. May 22, 1851, Russell T. Noyes. (See) 

3. M. Marinda, b. June 18, 1841 ; m. June 14, 1860, Rev. John W. 

Ackerly. Had a dau. Abbie H., b. in Hancock, N. Y., August 13, 

Hiram B., s. of Herman J. and Sarah J. (Durgin) Currier, 
b. in Concord, 1866, came to Hillsborough in 1890. He worked 
in the mills about two years, and then for Horace Marcy eight 
years ; after which he went into the undertaking business which 
he continues. He succeeded Amos Wyman as Tax Collector 
March, 1921. He m. Jennie Jackson Woodbury, and they reside 
on Church Street. She had one child by first marriage, Philip 
Woodbury, a soldier in the World War. 



John came here in 1788 (first taxed in 1789), and is sup- 
posed to have lived in the east part of the town near the small 
pond called "Curtice Pond." Before coming he had m. Eunice 

, who d. and he m. second, July 2, 1799, Betsy, dau. of Moses 

and Betsy (Booth) Nelson, b. Jan. 21, 1778. 


1. John, Jr., b. December 30, 17S6; d. in infancy. 

2. Eunice, b. October 22, 1788 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Joseph H., b. June 25, 1791; m. Cynthia Gibbs ; he d. about 1865. 

4. Betsy S., b. February 14, 1794 ; m. first, Reuben Monroe, second, 

Isaac Merrill; d. April 16, 1873. 

5. Sarah, b. November 13, 1799 ; d. in infancy. 

6. John, b. April 5, 1801 ; d. in infancy. 

7. Foliy, b. March 27, 1802; d. in infancy. 

8. George, b. March 29, 1804; m. Sarah, dau. of Almira Clark; d. 

January 31, 1887. 

9. Lucetta, b. February 13, 1806 ; m. Lyman Hoxie ; she cL in January, 


10. John, b. January 2, 1808 ; m. first, Bernice Schofield, second, Car- 

oline Verdun, third, Hannah Verdun; he d. in January, 1885. 

11. Sally, b. April 2, 1810; m. Bobert Seafield ; d. June 9, 1841. 

12. Buth, b. February 29, 1812; m. Gideon Archer; d. April 16, 1885. 

13. Charles, b. May 12, 1814; m. first, Abigail — ; she d. and he m. 

second, Harriet Levally ; he d. in Carlton, N. Y., in February, 

14. Francis, b. April 5, 1816; m. Mary Ann Bedell, of Ohio. 

15. Moses N., b. November 13, 1821 ; m. Adeline Whitmarsh ; she d. and 

he m. second, Buth Morse, of Neb. 


John M., s. of David Curtis, b. in Windsor, Oct. 19, 1828; 
m. Apr. 27, 1862, Charlotte J., dau. of Ira and (Hill) 
Mellen, of Washington, b. Sept. 1, 1828; came to H. soon after 
marriage, to the place since occupied by Charles H. Danforth ; 
afterwards rem. to the Upper Village, where he d. suddenly Nov. 
3, 1898; wid. d. Jan. 31, 1913. He was Justice of the Peace for 
many years; Collector of taxes in 1880 and 1881 ; Selectman 
from 1882 to 1886. 



1. Alice, d. in infancy. 

2. Maribelle, b. April 29, 1866, in Plymouth, unm. 


William (sirname also spelled Deane) came from Andover, 
Mass., about 1793, and settled in the northeasterly part of the 
town on what became known as "Dane Hill." He had served in 
the War of the Revolution, and fought at the battle of Lexington. 
His wife was Phebe Hall, but the records of the family are very 
meagre. Among their children was Timothy, date of birth un- 
known ; succeeded to his father's homestead ; m. first, Esther, dau. 
of Oliver and Hepzibah (Monroe) Wheeler, b. Mar. 24, 1778; 
m. second, Mrs. Sarah (Tucker) Howe, of Henniker. 


1. Phoebe, m. John Butterfield, and rem. to Francestown. 

2. John, m. Elizabeth Covill ; he went to California in 1849, and d. 


3. Timothy, Jr., m. Ehoda Proctor. 


4. Moses. 

5. Joseph, d. in infancy. 

6. Sarah. 

7. Esther, b. August 7, 1820 ; always res. in town, a seamstress at 

Bridge Village; d. March 3, 1906, unm. 


William, b. in St. John, N. B., in 1808; m. Nancy A., dau. 
of Benjamin and Clara (Aver) Nichols, of Bradford; res. in 
Washington, Hillsborough (18 years) and Newbury (5 years). 
Served in Civil War, Co. A., 7th Reg., N. H. Vols. 


1. William N., b. January 19, 1838 ; m. Laura Garfield ; d. in Louisiana, 

while serving in the Civil War, in 1863. 

2. George, b. June 3, 1840. (See) 

George, s. of William and Nancy (Nichols) Danfield, and 
grandson (maternal) of Benjamin and Clarissa (Ayer) Nichols; 


was b. June 3, 1840; m. Mar. 17, i860, Sarah, dau. of John and 
Hannah (Ayr) Robbins, of Washington. Served in the Civil 
War, Co. B., 16th Reg., N. H. Vols. 


1. Carrie E., b. December 10, 1861. 

2. Lizzie E., b. in Bradford, April 15, 1868 ; d. in Bradford, March 4, 


3. Fred W., b. February 10, 1875; d. in Bradford, September 15, 1883. 


Nicholas, came to New England from Framingham, Suf- 
folk, Eng., where he was b. about Mar. 1, 1589, his wife Elizabeth 
having died about five years before this. He settled in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., with six of his children, Elizabeth, Anna, Thomas, 
Lydia, Samuel and Jonathan. The parish register of Fram- 
ingham, Eng., gives eleven different ways of spelling the sirname, 
and Nicholas was of the first generation recorded there, and was 
a "church warden." In Cambridge he became a leading citizen ; 
was chosen Deputy or Representative to the General Court, Mar. 
3, 1635, only a year after his settlement here. With others he 
was "deputised to sett out the bounds of the new plantation above 
Charles Ryver" (Concord.) He performed similar work "to 
measure and sett out the bounds of Roxbury, Dedham and New- 
tone." He was also one of the eleven men (each representing a 
town) allowed by vote of the court, Mar. 12, 1637-1638 "to sell 
wine and strong water." He d. in April, 1638. 

His descendants have proved useful and patriotic citizens, 
following nearly all of the vocations and serving in all of the wars 
of the country. The name of Jonathan Danforth appears on the 
tax list of this town for 1782, so he had evidently come here some- 
time in the previous year. He (s. of Benjamin, b. Billerica, Dec. 
8, 1724, d. at H., Oct. 10, 1,816, Jonathan, 3d, Jonathan, Jr., 
Jonathan, Nicholas) was b. in Billerica, Mass., July 20, 1754, was 
in the battle of Lexington, as was his father, while his mother and 
a younger brother sat up all night running bullets ; he held a 
lieutenant's commission in the Revolutionary Army. He m. first, 
Jan. 19, 1786, five years after coming to H., Sarah, dau. of 
Thomas Chandler, of Tewksbury, Mass., b. April 20, 1756, who d. 


Dec. 18, 1794; he m. second, Mrs. Elizabeth Twist, of Danvers, 
Mass. He settled in H. on the road to E. Washington, one mile 
northeast of the Centre, and his father seems to have lived with 
him his last years. He d. Oct. 10, 1816; second wife d. April 24, 


1. Sarah, b. October 12, 1786; m. April 9, 1809, John Allen. (See) 

2. Jonathan, Jr., b. May 5, 1788. (See) 

3. Benjamin, b. August 30, 1789. (See) 

4. Francis, b. February 28, 1793 ; became a clergyman ; m. first, July 

14, 1823, at Itoyalton, Vt., Sarah, dau. of Daniel H. and 
Hannah (Marsh) Park, b. April 11, 1799, and d. at South 
Hadley, Mass., October 15, 1841. He m. second, August 1, 1842, 
Elizabeth W. Dole, of Claremont ; she d. October 15, 1842; he 
m. third, October 1, 1844, Susan Baldwin, of Lakeville ; he d. 
in Clarence, N. Y., January 29, 1854 ; his wid. d. at Jasper, N. 
Y., November 26, 1882. 

5. Elizabeth, b. December 15, 1794; m. March 20, 1819, David Wood- 

ward, of Lyndeborough, who d. in that town March 15, 1852 ; 
she d. May 28, 1878. 


1. George Dexter, b. October 5, 1823; m. October '30, 1850, Mary 

E. Prentice, of Lyndeborough. 

2. William F., b. October 5, 1823 ; m. January 13, 1852, Sarah C. 

Everett ; he d. at Jasper, N. Y., June 25, 1864. 

3. Eliza Jane, b. July 19, 1830; m. April 23, 1857, David C. Hollen- 

beck, b. in Jasper, N. Y., July 2, 1822. 

Jonatpian, Jr., b. in H., May 5, 1788; m. first, Nov. 29, 
1814, Catherine Duncklee, of Greenfield, b. Dec. 11, 1786; she d. 
May 26, 1838; and he m. second, June 21, 1840, Betsy, dau. of 
Robert and Ruthy (Blood) Austin, b. July 1, 1793; d. Mar. 5, 
1863. He was a shoemaker; d. Dec. 22, 1876. 


1. Oramel, b. in Francestown, August 14, 1815 ; m. first, April 15, 1846, 

Mary Willey, Sheffield, Vt., b. December 28, 1821 ; d. December 
1, 1879, and he m. second, Angelina Bignall. No children. He 
d. May 19, 1889. 

2. Catherine, b. May 20, 1817 ; m. April 27, 1842, John Willey, 

Sheffield, Vt. ; they were the parents of ten children ; she d. at 
Topsham, Vt., December 27, 1875. 


3. Eliza Ann, b. December 21, 1818 ; m. July 3, 1843, Eeuben Lewis, b. 

in Groton, Mass., September 13, 1816; she d. December 12, 
1864. Child: Charles Henry, b. February 19, 1846; m. Lucy 
Moors, of Groton, Mass. They had one s. Joseph. 

4. Francis N., b. July 18, 1820; d. February 17, 1821. 

5. Electa J., b. July 2, 1822 ; m. September 16, 1851, Elias Legro, b. 

in Windham, Me., October 20, 1824; res. in Everett, Mass. 
Three children. 

6. Almira, b. September 4, 1824; m. September 6, 1848, William 

Thorp, of Weare, b. in Derby, Eng. ; res. in Tilton. He en- 
listed in the 16th Reg. N. H. Vols.; d. Mount City Hospital, 
Cairo, 111., September 6, 1863 ; they had five children. 

7. Jonathan, 3rd, b. November 14, 1826; m. July 1, 1852, Nancy M. 

Blanchard, of Washington, dau. of Elijah and Polly (Friend) 
Blanchard, b. July 17, 1830; res. in Francestown. No chil- 

8. Erastus, b. June 29, 1829; d. January 28, 1830. 

Benjamin, b. Aug. 30, 1789, followed his father's trade of 
a blacksmith ; res. for a time in Weare, but ret. to H. and suc- 
ceeded to his father's business; m. Nov. 9, 1812, Lucy, dau. of 
Archelaus and Lucy (Weston) Towne, b. April 23, 1789; wife 
d. Dec. 3, 1863; he d. Sept. 16, 1867. 


1. Esther, b. iu Weare, December 12, 1S14; m. in August, 1838, Rev. 

Amos Kidder, a Methodist minister, of Weare ; she d. at Unity, 
June 30, 1870. 

2. Eben Towne, b. in Weare, March 31, 1820 ; m. August 8, 1844, Mary 

C, dau. of Paul and Hannah (Colby) Davis, of Washington, 
b. September 7, 1819. He succeeded his father as blacksmith 
and farmer at the "Old Stand"; d. November 3, 1897. 


1. George M., b. July 3, 1845 ; d. unm. June 14, 1874. 

2. Willard F., b. January 8, 1847 ; d. unm., September 1, 1870. 

3. Charles H, b. January 1, 1849, and succeeded to his father's 

vocation of blacksmith, making the fourth generation in 
the same business and place. He finally rem. from the 
old homestead, with mother and sister, to the shop 
previously occupied by Mr. Elias Smith, situated on the 
road from Upper Village to East Washington, about two 
miles above the former place. He is a member of Har- 
mony Lodge A. F. and A. M., and is unm. 


4. Loren A., b. February 26, 1852 ; d. September 1, 1854. 

5. Ella L„ b. July 15, 1857. 

3. Mary A., b. May 17, 1828 ; res. in H. ; unm. 

Samuel (Benjamin, Jonathan, 3d, Jonathan, Jr., Jonathan 
Nicholas), was b. in Billerica, Mass., Aug. 24, 1756; m. Anna, 
dau. of David and Mary Trull, of Tewksbury, Mass., b. June 26, 
1761. He was a younger brother of Jonathan, and seems to have 
come to H. soon after the latter, as his name appears on the tax 
list for 1784. The records are not entirely clear in regard to his 
life, but he seems to have settled a farm near the "Tenney Farm" 
in the northwest section of the town, and his name remains on the 
tax list until 1807, and it is supposed that soon after he rem. to 
Fletcher, Vt., where he d. April 6, 181 5 ; widow d. Nov. 22, 185 1. 


1. Samuel, Jr.. b. in Billerica, Mass., October 1, 1780 (?). (His name 

is on tbe tax list for 1801) ; m. January 26, 1809, Noami, dau. 
of Ebenezer and Amy (Roundy) Spaulding, of Washington, b. 
iu Lempster, November 4, 1777 ; rem. from H. to Antrim, ret. 
to H., then went to Royalton, Vt., and then to Livonia, N. Y., 
thence to Ogden, N. Y., where he d. February 27, 1872; wife 
d. May 18, 1858. They had eight children, two of whom m. 
and d. at Fletcher, Vt. 

2. Robert, b. May 6, 1782, in Billerica, Mass. ; m. in H., November 26, 

1806, Betsy Dow, b. in Londonderry, November 21, 17 75; wife 
d. June 24, 1852 

3. Anna, b. July 25, 1784; m. December 7, 1808, her cousin, David, s. 

of Peter Danf orth ; they rem. to Raymond, O., where he d. 
May 12, 1876 ; she d. March 10, 1862. They had seven children. 

4. Betsy, b. July 22, 1786 ; m. December 6, 1810, Willis Leach, of Fair- 

field, Vt., b. August 19, 1787, and d. March 19, 1S75 ; she d. 
December 27, 1862. They had six children. 

5. Cyrus, b. February 21, 1792; m. in Fletcher, Vt., Elmira Buck; he 

visited Ohio in 1855, and d. there. They had a s. Hiram, b. 
December 11, 1825. 

6. Levi, b. April 20, 1794; m. first, Cynthia Holmes; she d. January 

31, 1863, and he m. second, November 17, 1863, Mrs. Lucy 
(Ripley) Bliss, at Windham, Conn., b. May 10, 1794; she d. 
December 14, 1888 ; he d. April 17, 1868. No children. 

7. David, b. September 6, 1797 ; m. first, Sophronia Buck, of Fairfax, 

Vt. ; she d. July 3, 1830, aged 21 years ; m. second, Vesta Chit- 
tenden; he d. April 20, 1835. Had s. Allen, b. about 1828. 


8. Polly, b. June 20, 1795 ; d. June 6, 1881. 

9. Clarissa, b. June 27, 1805 ; m. Nov. 10, 1843, Volney P. Boyce, of 

Ogden, Munroe County, N. Y. ; d. April 16, 1869(?). 

Francis was the son of Jonathan Danforth, b. Feb. 28, 1793. 
He fitted for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and 
graduated from Dartmouth College in 1819, to begin his studies at 
the Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass., graduating in 1822. 
The following year he was ordained pastor of the first Con- 
gregational Church in Greenfield, July 11, 1823, remaining here 
until 1 83 1. After a pastorate here of eight years, he was installed 
at Hadley, Mass., and was there in 1841. 


Dea. George, s. of James and Elizabeth (Farrington) Das- 
comb, was b. in Lunenburg, Mass., Oct. 16, 1765 ; rem. to Wilton 
with his parents when 7 years old; m. about 1790, Sally Lufkin, 
b. in Reading, Mass.; came to H. in 1791 ; res. first on the site 
since occupied by the house of Joseph H. Lovering, but soon 
bought a tract of land and built a large dwelling-house upon the 
farm since owned by Amos Clement Holt and Orlando Sargent. 
For a time he kept tavern here, but later began to work at brick- 
making in addition to his farming. He was deacon of the Con- 
gregational Church for more than twenty years. He d. June 21, 
1842; wid. d. June 26, 1848. 


1. Daniel, b. July 2, 1792 ; d. August 2, 1793. 

2. Sally, b. June 20, 1794; m. in 1816, Joel Wood; d. April 9, 1863. 

3. George, Jr., b. January 5, 1796. (See) 

4. Pamela, b. January 16, 1798 ; m. first, Eezaleel L. Mack, of Nasbua 1 

m. second, Thomas M. Bartlett, of Boston, Mass. 

5. Samuel, b. September 19, 1800. (See) 

6. Mary, b. December 21, 1803; d. February 26, 1840, unm. 

7. Eliza, b. January 26, 1S07; d. August 12, 1810. 

8. Philip F., b. February 4, 1809; m. Betsy Peters, of Henniker. 

9. James K., b. June 14, 1811 ; d. May 12, 1883, unm. 

George, Jr., b. Jan. 5, 1796; m. Feb. 26, 1822, Mary, dan of 
James and Alice (Boyd) Steele, of Antrim, b. Apr. 7, 1796. He 


settled near the old homestead, where he always res. ; served in the 
War of 1812 ; he d. Oct. 1, 1845 5 wid - d. July 5, 1878. 


1. Caroline M., b. July 27, 1823; m. Abel C. Burnham, M. D. (See) 

2. George M., b. December 19, 1825 ; d. January 5, 1826. 

3. George E., b. February 16, 1828; rem. to Cleveland, Ohio, where he 

was thrice married, to Sarah M. Adams, Ellen M. Adams, 
Eleanor I. Eiddle ; he d. September 22, 1878. 

4. Harriet A., b. November 10, 1831 ; d. January 12, 1838. 

5. James F., b. March 30, 1834; d. March 2, 1836. 

6. Alfred B., b. June 7, 1837 ; fitted for college at Francestown Acad- 

emy ; grad. at Dartmouth College in 1858 ; was Principal 
of Westminster, Vt., Seminary 1858-1861, in the meantime 
studying theology at Andover and Union Theological sem- 
inaries ; was licensed to preach, February 6, 1859, and acted 
as Pastor of the Congregational Church, Waitsfield, Vt., from 
December 1, 1860 to October 31, 1867, having been ordained 
January 15, 1862, and installed November 15, 1866. He was 
Pastor at Woodstock, Vt., from December 5, 1867, to February 
3, 1874 ; at Winchester, Mass., from March 4, 1874, to July, 
1878 ; became acting Pastor of the church at Bellows Falls, 
Vt., June 1, 1879. In 18G3 he was in the employ of the 
Christian Commission, in charge of its office at Nashville, 
Tenn., at the same time serving as ChajJain of the 5th 
Kentucky Cavalry. He m. August 30, 1860, Stella Pi., dau. of 
Nathaniel and Elmiria (Ranney) Nutting, of Westminster, 
Vt. She d. January 7, 1885, and he m. second, March 4, 1886, 
Celia N. French, of Boston, Mass. He d. July 13, 1894. 


1. George A., b. October 5, 1861; m. November 26, 1882; res. in 
Westminster, Vt. He is a farmer and lumber dealer, 
wholesale and retail, doing business in San Antonio and 
Houston, Tex., Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago, 111. 


1. Mabel, b. May 16, 1884; m. Pilchard W. Arnold and res. at 

Marathon, Tex. 

2. Jean, b. July 23, 1888; m. September 29, 1920, Charles 

Daniel Higgms, living at Bellow Falls, Vt. 

3. George A., Jr., b. February 11, 1899, living at Marathon, 



1. Jean, b. September 24, 1912. 

2. Katherine, b. August 10, 1918. 


2. Charles Edmund, b. in 1865; d. December 25, 1892, at San 

Antonio, Tex. 

3. Harry N., b. October 28, 1870; m. Sorosa Wilson, of Boston, 

Mass. He is pastor of the Plymouth Congregationalist 
Church, Denver, Colo. This couple have three children, 
Wilson, Lucile, and Evangeline. 

4. Mary S., twin of Harry, unm. Teacher in Bellows Falls, Vt. 

5. Arthur S., b. November 18, 1872 ; m. Miss Zanhiser, of Mercer, 

Pa. He d. in Texas, in August, 1918 (?), and was vice-presi- 
dent of the West End Lumber Company, of San Antonio. 
One child, Brooks. 

6. Alice, twin of Arthur, unm. Is a teacher in Everett, Mass. 

7. Charles II., b. October 1, 1839; m. Eunice Johnson, of Cleveland, 

Samuel, s. of Dea. George and Sally (Lufkin) Dascomb, b. 
Sept. 19, 1800; m. first, April 19, 1825, Rebecca, dau. of Jeremiah 
and Betsy (Baker) Dutton; succeeded to his father's homestead, 
where he res. until 1845, when he rem. to Greenfield ; wife d. Jan. 
7, 1864; he m. second, July 6, 1866, Cynthia Andrews, of New 
Boston; she d. and he m. third, Mrs. Mary Richards, b. Oct. 24, 
1S34; he d. in Greenfield, April 16, 1877. 


1. Elizabeth, b. January 24, 1826 ; d. March 10, 1831. 

2. Emma, b. July 30, 1832 ; d. September 12, 1836. 

3. Milton, b. October 4, 1834 ; d. November 19, 1859, at Summit, Pike 

Co., Miss. 

4. Marcia, b. October 4 (twin of Milton) ; m. A. H. Bicker, Groton, Vt. 

5. Edmund, b. November 11, 1837; was Lieutenant in Co. G., 2d Reg. 

N. H. Vols.; d. at Gettysburg, Pa., July 13, 1863. 

6. Samuel G. 


James, s. of Samuel and Sarah (Howe) Davis, of New 
Boston, was b. in that town in 1827 ; m. in Concord, Mary A., 
dau. of John and Nancy (Evans) Perkins, of Allenstown. He 
was a tailor and res. in Concord, previous to coming here. 


1. Abbie J., b. in Concord, in 1857 ; m. April 7, 1880, Frank C. Grimes. 
One s. Francis G., b. January 10, 1881. (See Grimes.) 

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Levi, oldest s. of Paul and Hannah (Colby) Davis, b. in 
Deering, July 20, 1809; m. in 1836, Eliza, dau. of Moses and 
Polly (Pierce) Davis, of Washington; res. for many years on the 
Lincoln farm. 


1. Hiram A., b. June 24, 1838 ; m. December 31, 1861, Ervilla B. Kay, 

of Loudon ; res. several years on the homestead ; rem. to Hen- 
niker in 1886. 


1. Frank E., b. April 4, 1864; m. May 9, 1885 

2. Hattie E., b. in Washington, January 1, 1870 ; m. September 15, 

1888, ; d. March 11, 1903. 

3. Fred M., b. November 29, 1874; m. in May, 1897 

2. Mary L., b. July 14, 1842; m. in June, 1867, George L. Gile, of 


Imri, second s. of Paul and Hannah (Colby) Davis, b. in 
Deering, Oct. 25, 1812 ; m. Catherine, dau. of William Mann ; res. 
in Bradford, Washington and Hillsborough; wife d. April 15, 


1. Clark S., b. October 30, 1837 ; m. Mary, dau. of John S. and Mary 

D. (Nichols) Elliott, of Henniker, b. April 2, 1844. 

2. Lovilla C, b. February 12, 1840 ; m. July 4, 1882, Charles H. Gile, of 

Lempster. No children. 

3. Abbie E., b. February 15, 1842; m. Charles H. Gile, of Lempster; 

she d. in 1881. 

4. Newton L., b. in Washington, June 4, 1845 ; m. Mrs. Maggie Sim- 

mons, of Washington, where they res., recently moved to 
Lowell, Mass. No children. 

5. Jane H., b. in Bradford, and m. Henry Ashby, of Deering. 

6. Hubbard G. 

7. Charles L., b. in Bradford, July 19, 1855 ; m. January 19, 1883, Eva 

Dustin ; d. November 15, 1885. 

8. George H., b. in Bradford, February 7, 1858 ; m. in September, 

1882, Cora Colburn. No children. 

John L., s. of Edmund and Eunice (Hubbard) Davis, was 
b. in Hancock, May, 1804; his father had rem. from Paxton, 
Mass., to Hancock, among the early settlers of that town, and was 
a prominent citizen, holding town offices. John L. rem. to 


Holden, Mass., in 1814, where he m. Almira Hall, b. in Oxford, 
Mass., May 11, 1806; they came to- H. in 1838; he d. here Nov. 
28, 1858; wid. d. Nov. 12, 1885. 


1. David, b. in Holden, Mass., February 23, 1829; came to this town 
with his parents ; m. June 1, 1853, Ellen, dau. of Isaac and 
Mary (Larrabee) Farrar, b. in Billerica, Mass., September 6, 
1832. He lived in the north part of the town on a farm near 
Contention Pond, on the road leading from the Centre to East 
Washington. He d. November 30, 1900; wid. d. February 27, 


1. David E., b. Mar. 20, 1856 ; d. March 31, 1856. 

2. Annie M., b. December 10, 1864; m. March 3, 18S6, Andy, s. of 

Carlton Clough. 

3. John M., b. February 13, 1871. 


Annie M. Among the persons who entered into active 
services for their country and for humanity from this town, Miss 
Anniie M. Denison deserves honorable mention. The daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Denison, she was born in 1886, and 
graduated from the Hillsborough High School, in 1903. Very 
soon after graduation she went to work in the office of The Mes- 
senger, where she remained until September, 1917, when she went 
to the Hartford School of Religious Pedagogy, graduating in the 
summer of 1919. She had already decided to go as a missionary 
to Turkey, and she sailed from New York, October 17, 1919, 
expecting to be gone five years before her first furlough. Miss 
Denison had been an active worker in the Smith Memorial 
Church, the Deborah Club and Hope Rebekah Lodge. Her 
parents had died a few years since. She m. while abroad. 


William G., b. in Burke, Vt., son. of George W. Dennison, 
and m. Harriet Sanderson, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Lived in New- 
ark, a few years, when he rem. to Burke about 1842, and in 1876 
moved to Enfield, where he d. having lived there eighteen years. 
Mother d. May 22, 1904. 



1. William H., b. November 25, 1840, in Newark, Vt. Lived in H. 

several years on Main Street ; was Town Treasurer, 1911-1917 ; 
d. September 14, 1917. 

2. Benjamin Franklin, b. April 1, 1843, in Newark, Vt. 

3. Jane A., b. January 27, 1849, in Newark, Vt. 

4. Wesley C, b. May 27, 1855, in Burke, Vt. 

5. Arthur A., b. May 16, 1858 ; d. young. 


Lyman (Abraham L., Abraham, Jr., Abraham), s. of Abra- 
ham L. and Sarah (Miller) Densmore, was b. in Sharon, Vt., Dec. 
3, 1808. His grandfather, Abraham, Jr., was at the Bunker Hill 
battle, and served throughout the Revolutionary War. The same 
is true of his maternal grandfather Miller. His father was b. in 
Temple, but rem. to Lyndeborough, and from thence to Sharon, 
Vt., about 1797. The Miller family went from Bridgewater, 
Mass., to Pomfret, Vt., about the same time. Lyman Densmore 
m. Mar. 17, 1831, Olive, dau. of John and Sarah (Holden) Hart- 
well, and lived at Sharon, Royalston, and Rochester, Vt., between 
1831 and 1859, when he rem. to H. and remained in this town 
until his death, Oct. 20, 1882. 

He was a Captain in the Vermont State Militia from 1841 to 
1844; was a class leader in the M. E. Church at Royalston, Vt., 
and upon his removal to Hillsborough Centre, he became one of 
the founders of the church there. 


1. Lyman W., b. at Royalston, Vt., February 18, 1832 ; m. at St. Louis, 
Mo., December 29, 1866, Mrs. Emily A. Slocum, a widow with 
one child, Hattie, who m. Edward lies, of Crowley Co., Kan- 
sas. Mrs. D. was b. in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., O., March 5, 
1840. He was a bridge builder ; served Adjutant in the 5th 
Mo. Cavalry from April 30, 1862, to the end of the Civil War. 
After the d. of his wife he res. with his mother in EL, where 
he d. July 20, 1898. He was the author of an excellent 
"Memoir of the Hillsborough Old Meeting House," which was 
published in pamphlet form. He also compiled a genealogy 
of the Hartwell Family, making 160 pages of manuscript, but 
did not live to complete it. 



Thomas, m. Mary Kelley; and this couple emigrated from 
Ireland, in 1887. Bought the Flint farm, and since other land, to 
make it their permanent residence. He is a farmer in prosperous 


1. James L., b. May 13, 1890, unm. 

2. Mary E., b. in May, 1895; m. Clarence Murdough. (See) 

3. Thomas, Jr., b. October 24, 1896. 

4. Catherine M., b. in December, 1898. Lives in Manchester. 

5. William K., b. in January, 1900. 


Capt. William rem. here from Londonderry, about 1790, 
settling on the farm since known as the "Hiram McColley Farm," 
on Sulphur Hill. He had m. previous to this in Londonderry, 
Sarah A. Moore, b in 1761, and a sister of Solomon Moore (?). 
Five children had been born to them in Londonderry. He had 
served in the Revolutionary War, and won for himself the distinc- 
tion of being a "noble and brave Soldier." He d. Aug. 9, 1842 ; 
she d. Jan. 5, 1845. 


1. Eachel, date of birth not found ; m. first, Samuel Corey, of New- 

port ; m. second, Jonas Harvey of Derryfield, now Manchester ; 
she d. in 1824. 

2. Ephraim, of whom we have no record. 

3. Joseph, b. in May, 1785 ; m. Martha, dau. of John and Mary 

(Hutchinson) McColley; remained on the homestead of his 
father, where he d. October 17, 1834; wife d. July 7, 1886. 


1. John G., b. in December, 1828; d. February 11, 1832. 

2. John N., b. in April, 1834; d. August 24, 1852. 

4. Jane, b. in 1786; m. October 15, 1811, Joseph Wilder. (See) 

5. William, Jr., no record found of birth ; d. in Wheatsboro, O. 

G. John G., b. August 18, 1805 ; m. October 18, 1833, Hepsibeth B., dau. 
of Solomon and Hannah (Fife) Moore; she d. May 15, 1838, 
and he m. second, March 10, 1839, Hannah I., sister of his first 
wife(?). He was a manufacturer and dealer in lumber; was 
Justice of the Peace and Deputy Sheriff, each 15 years ; was 


Postmaster at Lower Village for twenty-one years. He d. 
February 27, 18S7 ; second wife d. September 8, 1888. One 
dau. by first marriage, Lucy W. s b. January 1, 1835 ; m. J. 
Harriman Hoyt. (See) 

7. Betsy, date of birth nbt found ; d. June 19, 1864, unm., aged 

69 years. 

8. Adam, date of birth not found ; m. Mehitable Dudley, of Newport ; 

d. in Lawrence, Mass., in January, 1856. 


David, s. of Samuel and Sukey (Washer) Dodge, of Am- 
herst, b. in 1770, was a res. here from 1796 to 1799. He m. Feb. 
18, 1798, Polly, dau. of Calvin and Esther (Wilkins) Stevens. He 
was a celebrated school teacher and taught a High School at the 
Centre ; rem. to Charlestown, Mass., where he was Town and City 
Clerk for thirty-eight consecutive years, and a schoolmaster all 
of his life. His wife d. in Charlestown, July 10, 1846; h. d. in 
Billerica, Mass., Feb. 6, 1853. 


1. Benjamin F., b. in H., July 19, 1799 ; d. August 20, 1799. 

2. Horace, b. at Amherst, August 23, 1800 ; d. March 4, 1816. 

3. Mary, b. at Amherst, April 22, 1802; m. June 17, 1841, Martin 

Wilder, Boston, Mass. No children. 

4. Susanna, b. May 18, 1804, at Nashua ; m. November 29, 1826, Amos 

Adams, who d. in 1840; she d. March 20, 1878; three children. 

5. David, Jr., b. April 8, 1806, at Nashua; m. October 30, 1837, Harrie 

W. Lewis, of New Bedford, Mass.; he d. in April, 1865; four 

6. Jane, b. January 18, 1808, at Charlestown, Mass.; m. December 20, 

1832, Dexter Bowman, of Charlestown; d. July 14, 1833, 

7. Minerva E., b. October 10, 1809, at Charlestown; m. December 2, 

1830, Charles H. Kandlett of Charlestown; he d. April 17, 
1878 ; seven children. 

8. Elizabeth, b. December 28, 1811, at Charlestown; m. George Wi 

Drew ; d. April 8, 1878 ; no children. 

9. Martha Ann, b. at Charlestown, January 1, 1820 ; in. October 2 

1839, George Henry Dodge (no relation), of Attleboro, Mass.; 
seven children. 

Antipast. first of that sirname in this vicinity, was b. in 
July, 1733, and settled in Goffstown ; he m. second, Molly Arwine; 
d. in Goffstown, July, 1834. 



1. James, b. in May, 1770. (See) 

2. Mary, m. William Tallant, of Pelham. 

3. Abiah, m. Caleb Brown, of Candia. 

4. A dau. d. young. 

5. Antipast, Jr., m. and res. in Stoddard. 

James, s. of Antipast and Molly (Arwyne) Dodge, b. May, 
1770; m. first, Jerusha Leach, of Goffstown; m. second, Margaret 
Gordon, Windsor; m. third, Johnson, Meredith; he d. Jan., 



1. Jerusha, b. in 1S00; m. David Matthews, of Hancock; d. in Janu- 

ary, 1844 ; four children. 

2. John, b. May, 1, 1803; m. Polly Tallant, Canterbury; d. July 16, 

1882 : seven children. 

3. James, d. young. 

4. Mary, m. Josiah Isaac Hall, of Chester; d. in Manchester; three 


5. Maria, m. Rodney Nutt, of Manchester; d. there; four children. 

6. Daniel Gordon. (See) 

Daniel Gordon, b. in Goffstown. Mar. 22, 1812; studied 
medicine and practiced in New York State; m. Elvira Hunt, of 
Hancock, b. Dec. 9, 1813 ; he d. at Rouse's Point, N. Y., Dec. 30, 
1877; she d. Dec. 9, 1871. 


1. David Daniel, b. October 20, 1840; m. Mrs. Lucy Levina (Mur- 

dough) Hall, of Windsor, b. March 7, 1842 ; rem. to Pembroke, 
in October, 1873. 


1. Lula Elvira, b. August 16, 1872 ; d. March 16, 1875. 

2. Perley Daniel, b. August 9, 1876 ; m. February 21, 1900, Azelie 

Lemay, of Manchester, b. in 1872 ; d. December 19, 1903. 


1. Arthur T., b. February 23, 1901. 

2. Lucy E., b. March 21, 1903. 

3. Henry T., b. March 26, 1906. 

2. John Gordon, b. October 6, 1846; m. October 5, 1880, Helen M. 

Drew, of Pembroke, b. August 15, 1863 ; res. in Windsor. 



1. John Gordon, Jr. 

2. Holman. 

3. and 4. Gus and Guy, twins. 
5. Elvira. 

3. Sarah Martha, b. August 29, 1843 ; d. in 1916, unm. 

4. Perley Hunt, b. August 24, 1852 ; m. January 1, 1879, Abby Amelia, 

dau. of John F. and Lucinda (Hall) Drew, of Pembroke. 


Stephen C, s. of Samuel and Fanny (Stevens) Dowlin, was 
b. in Bradford, Sept. 8, 1825, one of the twelve children all of 
whom lived to be over 44 years of age; he came to H., in 1869, 
having bought the David Smith farm. He was a Lieutenant in 
the N. H. Militia, was Selectman in Bradford several years, and 
held the office in H. one year. He m. June 24, 1847, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Collins) Howlett, of Bradford. 
He d. Feb. 27, 1886; wid. d. Aug. 21, 1897. 


1. Sarah E., b. April 23, 1848 ; m. Charles Flanders. 

2. Stephen H., b. August 18, 1852; d. September 8, 1853. 

3. Willie H., b. May 16, 1855; m. November 16, 1881, Etta M., dau. 

of Luke and Pamelia A. (Wood) Merrill; he d. January 2, 


1. Arthur H., b. February 4, 1883 ; unm. 

2. Lizzie A., b. April 23, 1885; unm. 

3. Mabel F., b. May 7, 1889 ; m. Allen W. Knapp. 


1. Fred L., b. June 2, 1909. 

2. Scott A., b. December 16, 1910. 

3. Morris E., b. January 1, 1913. 

4. Frank W., b. February 22, 1860 ; unm. 


Herbert F., s. of Francis G. and Mary (Dole) Dresser, and 
grandson of Woodbury and Lorinda (Lewis) Dresser, was b. 
in Washington, Mar. 27, 1862; m. Nov. 24, 1884, Martha J., dau. 
of Franklin and Lucy M. (Kimball) Friend, of Washington. 



1. Flora E., b. in January, 1886 ; m. John M. French. 


Katheryn Mabel, Maurice Dresser, Blanche Marion and Alice. 
2 Clara M., b. in June, 1890 ; m. Carl M. Davis. 


Dorothy Dresser, Ethel and Carl, Jr. 
3. Frank M., b. in January, 1893. 

Asa and Phoebe came to H. and settled in the east section of 
the town. Little is known of the family. His name disappears 
from the tax list in 1780, but he seems to have been here in 1775. 
Appears to have rem. to Windsor in 1779. 


1. John, b. September 27, 1771. 

2. Susannah, b. July 26, 1773; m. first, April 18, 1791, James Eoach ; 

m. second, James Baxendale. 

3. Daniel, b. February 15, 1776; m. Anna Miller, dau. of Farra(?) 


4. Betsy, b. in 1778 ; m. S. Welles Atwood, of Windsor. 

5. Mary, b. in 1780 ; m. Samuel Swett, of Windsor. 

6. Nancy, b. in 1782 ; m. Keuben Preston, Windsor. 


Simeon was b. in Abington, Mass., Mar. 7, 1788; m. Azubah> 
dau. of Thomas and Susan (Thayer) Pratt, b. in Bridgewater, 
Aug. 31, 1787. He came to H. in 1829, and located on a farm 
formerly owned by Justin Holden ; afterwards he rem. to the 
Centre, where he d. July 18, 1872 ; his wife d. May 29, 1862. 


1. Simeon D., b. August 22, 1814; d. May 21, 1833; buried in small 

grave yard near old place owned by Stephen Farrar. 

2. Edward Jones, b. in No. Bridgewater, Mass., September 18, 1816; 

came to H. when a lad with a man driving cattle, and re- 
mained here until his parents came in 1829 ; ed. in the 
common schools and at Francestown and Hillsborough acad- 
emies ; m. October 21, 1840, Naomi D., dau. of William and 
Margaret Todd (Duncan) Stow. He set. in the N. E. part 


of the town, but rem. in 1858 to the Parker farm near the 
Centre ; served as Sergeant in the N. H. Militia, and was 
Representative to the Legislature in 1874 ; was a farmer and 
cooper. She d. October 21, 1896 ; he d. March 3, 1904. 


1. Mary Sophia, b. December 29, 1842; m. December 25, 1864, 
Charles R. Gould, M. D. (See) 


Jonathan (Abraham, John, Jr., John), s. of Abraham and 
Rachel (Manning) Durant (or Durand), b. in Billerica, Mass., 
Aug. 20, 1739; m. April 13, 1763, Anna, dau. of Timothy and 
Margaret (Monroe) Wilkins, of Concord, Mass. He came to H. 
early in its settlement, and was at the Battle of Bunker Hill, serv- 
ing three years in the Revolutionary War. Died about 1780. 


1. Anna, b. at Billerica, Mass., December 30, 1764. 

2. Betty, b. August 10, 1766, at Billerica; m, September 17, 1788, Elias 


3. Joseph, b. April 14, 1769 ; m. April 3, 1793, Sarah Gilson, of New 

Ipswich ; rem. to Springfield, Vt. ; d. at Brandon, May 23, 1855. 


Allen Forrest, s. of David G. and Sarah A. (Fogg) 
Dustin, and grandson of N. Storey and Betsy (Smith) Dustin, 
was b. in Enfield, 1866 ; has res. in Enfield, 1866-1887 ; Claremont, 
1887-1892; in Hillsborough since 1892; is a foreman in the Con- 
toocook mills. Mr. Dustin m. in 191 1, Agnes, dau. of Edwin C. 
and Sarah Colburn (Bliss) Barden, of Lebanon. Mrs. Dustin is 
an author. (See Vol. I, p. 424.) 


John, b. in Chelmsford, Mass., Jan. 16, 1750, came to H. in 
1777; settled on what is now the Gay farm; he was prominent 
in the affairs of the town; was Moderator for 1807; Town Clerk 
from 1786 to 1792; one of the Selectmen from 1786 to 1792; and 


Justice of the Peace for a long term. He m. Jan. 14, 1779, Eliza- 
beth Spaulding, b. 1754. He d. Sept. 17, 1813; wid. d. Feb. 25, 



1. Betty, b. August 13, 1779: d. September 28, 1779. 

2. Lucy, b. May H6, 1781; m. April 10, 1800, Calvin Abbott; d. in April, 


3. Betsy, b. April 11, 17'8>3>; m. July 27, 1806, William L. Woods; d. 

October 31, 1849. 

4. Molly, b. July 29, 1785 ; m. June 5, 1808, Andrew Sargent. (See) 

Benjamin (John, Thomas, 3d, Thomas, Jr., Thomas) was 
b. in Billerica, Mass., May 13, 1754; m. Feb. 27, 1777, Patty, dau. 
of Nathaniel Cummings, of that town, and came to H. the same 
year, to' settle on the road leading from the Bridge Village to the 
Centre, on what has since been known as the "Nelson Farm." He 
d. Oct. 19, 1814; wid. d. July 8, 1818. 


1. Jeremiah, b. April 14, 1778. (See) 

2. Silas, b. Mar. 5, 1870. (See) 

Jeremiah, s. of Benjamin and Patty (Cummings) Dutton, 
b. April 14, 1778; m. Feb. 20, 1800, Betsy Baker, b. Jan. 5, 1781, 
in Wilton; he was a farmer and lived one mile north of the 
Bridge Village on road to the Centre. He d. Sept. 24, 1843 ; wid. 
d. Mar. 31, 1866. 


1. Patta C, b. January 7, 1802; d. October 10, 18m 

2. Rebecca, b. September 1, 1803; m. Samuel Dascomb. (See) 

3. Benjamin, b. September 1, 1805; m. Sarah Ayer. (See) 

4. Ephraim, b. August '20, 1807; m. Pliebe B. Wilson. (See) 

5. Betsy, b. August 21, 1810; m. Samuel G. Barnes. (See) 
C. Silas, b. October 5, 1813; d. February 15, 1817. 

7. Jeremiah, Jr., b. May 31, 1818. (See) 

8. Catherine B., b. August 18, 1820; m. Tilton Symonds. (See) 

9. Emeline B., b. November 30, 1824; m. Gilman Shattuck, of Nashua, 

where she d. September 15, 1865. 

Benjamin, s. of Jeremiah and Betsey (Baker) Dutton, b. 
Sept. 1, 1805; m. Sept. 11, 1831, Sarah, dau. of David and Sally 


(Seaverns) Ayers, of Boston, Mass., where he engaged in the 
grocery business the same year, but ret. to H. in 1864, and en- 
gaged in trade at Bridge Village. In 1,875 ne rem - t0 Hopkinton, 
Mass., where he d. Oct. 7, 1879. 


1. Benjamin F., b. February 26, 1833; d. in Newton, Mass., August 

20, 1834. 

2. Henry E., b. April 14, 1835 ; d. in Boston, March 29, 1841. 

3. Charles, b. February 28, 1838. 

4. Sarah H., b. October 26, 1842 ; d. in Boston, December 1, 1843. 

5. Sarah H., b. September 7, 1844. 

6. Emily M., b. July 31, 1848 ; d. in Hopkinton, Mass., June 27, 1880. 

Ephraim, s. of Jeremiah and Betsey (Baker) Dutton, b. 
Aug. 20, 1807; m. Sept. 3, 1829, Phebe B., dau. of Thomas and 
Clarissa (Beard) Wilson. He engaged in trade with his brother- 
in-law, Thomas P. Wilson, at the Upper Village ; well liked and 
active; elected representative to state legislature in 1868 and 
1869. He and his son built the "twin" houses, which have ever 
been an ornament to H., and which in point of architecture are 
hardly surpassed to-day. In one of these he made a permanent 
home; he was polished in manner and optimistic in his views, a 
life long resident of H. He d. Sept. 10, 1892; his wife d. Aug. 
25, 1885, aged 73 years. 


1. Benjamin Frank, b. Oct. 14, 1831 ; m. first, in March 1831, Harriet 
L., dau. of Dr. Elisha and Sophia (Kingsbury) Hatch; she d. 
in March, 1858, aged 26 years; m. second, March 18, 1860, 
Harriet M., dau. of George and Louisa (Merrill) Conant of En- 
field. He went to Boston, in 1858, and engaged in extensive 
mercantile business under the firm name of Houghton and 
Dutton; d. June 2, 1915. 


1. Ellen, b. September 16, 1852; m. November 20, 1883, Prof. J. 

B. Claus, of Boston. No children. 

2. Harry, b. July 4, 1854 ; m. October 17, 1877, Alice— of Melrose, 




1. Marion, b. November 7, 1879. 

2. Mary, b. July 23, 1884. 

3. Alice, b. July 1, 1893. 

3. Hattie, b. May 29, 1856; in. June 11, 1889, Dr. Benjamin D. 

Peaslee, of H. ; no children. 


4. Cora, b. July 21, 1863; m. first, in October, 1887, John Little, 

of Maiden, Mass. He d. and she m. second, June 16, 1903, 
A. B. Lounsberry, of New York. 


1. John L., b. October 12, 1891. 

5. Frank, b. April 13, 1867 ; m. November, 1890, Blanche Merrill, 

of Boston; he d. in Colo., January 8, 1893. 

x. CHILD. 

1. Dorothy, b. August 13, 1891. 

6. George C, b. October 13, 1867; m. March 18, 1897, Gertrude 

Stevens, of Maiden, Mass. 


1. Gertrude, b. May 30, 1902. 

2. Benjamin F., b. June 4, 1904. 

3. Harriet, b. in March, 1910. 

4. George C, Jr., b. October 11, 1914. 

7. Clara M., b. November 23, 1874; m. June 11, 1895, Alexander 

McGregor, of Boston. 


1. Claire, b. July 3, 1897. 

2. Alexander, Jr., b. March 30, 1899. 

3. Miriam, b. November 29, 1903. 

8. Nina, b. November 19, 1876 ; m. first, September 15, 1900, John 

Everhart, of New York ; he d. March 23, 1904 ; she m. 
second, Dr. L. C. Jones, of Maiden, Mass. Two children 
by first marriage. 


1. Helen, b. October 12, 1902. 

2. Mary, b. April 17, 1904. 

3. Louie D., b. in April, 1910. 

2. Clara W., b. September 27, 1835; m. first, Ward ; m. second, 

Edwin B. Morse; d. July 20, 1899. 

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Jeremiah, Jr., s. of Jeremiah and Betsey (Baker) Dutton, 
was b. May 31, 1818; succeeded to his father's farm; was Deacon 
in the Congregational Church at Bridge Village; was Superin- 
tendent of Sabbath School for four years. He m first, Feb. 20, 
1840, Rebecca, dau. of Ephraim and Lucy (Lewis) Train, b. in 
Washington, July 17, 1820; d. June 11, 1868; he m. second, May 
6, 1869, Hannah Forrest, b. in Wheelersberg, Ohio, June 5, 1832. 
He d. Mar. 28, 1905; wid. d. Nov. 10, 1911. 


1. Samuel T., b. October 16, 1849; attended New London Academy; 

entered Yale College, New Haven, Conn., where he graduated 
in 1873 ; same year was elected Principal of the school in 
South Norwalk, Conn., where he remained three years, when 
he was chosen Principal of the Eaton School at New Haven, 
which position he held until elected Superintendent of the 
Public schools of the city. 

2. Silas B., b. September 12, 1851 ; attended Francestown and An- 

dover academies, and entered Yale College in 1875 ; remained 
there two years and then was chosen Principal of the South 
Norwalk school his brother had recently left, which position 
he held until his decease" March 12, 1879. 

3. Ephraim T., b. October 1, 1854 ; d. August 26, 1863. 

4. J. Edward, b. August 22, 1857 ; attended Francestown and Andover 

academies ; m. December 28, 1886, Florence E. Sanborn, of 
Stoneham, Mass. ; res. in Boston. 

5. Hammond J., b. December 2, 1859 ; graduated at Phillips Academy, 

Andover, Mass., in 1882; entered Sheffield (Conn.) Scientific 
Department of Yale College, but his eyes failing him he re- 
mained only a short time, when he took up his res. in Lakin, 

6. Mary G., b. February 13, 1862 ; attended Public and High School 

in So. Newark and New Haven, Conn. ; m. October 29, 1885, 
George W. Haslet, of Somerville, Mass. ; she d. at H., February 
8, 1887. 

Silas, s. of Benjamin and Patty (Cummings) Dutton, b. 
Mar. 5, 17,80; went to Boston, Mass., when young, where he m. 
Aug. 20, 1800, Nancy Tobey, b. in Topsham, Me., in 1780. He 
ret. to H. to his father's homestead about 1804, where he d. Jan. 
28, 1813. His wid. afterwards m. George Nelson (See) ; d. Nov. 
1, 1838, from effects of burns received in burning house. 



1. Samuel C, b. in Boston, September 27, 1801 ; merchant in Brattle- 

boro, Vt. 

2. Adeline C, b. in Boston, February 15, 1803 ; m. November 3, 1823, 

Enoch Train, a merchant of Boston; she d. August 25, 1834, 
and Mr. Train m. second, Almira Cheever ; one child by this 
marriage, who d. the day of birth. Mr. Train served as a 
member of the Common Council of Boston, and was on the 
staff of Gov. John Davis, with rank of Colonel; he d. at 
Saugus, Mass., September 3, 1868. 


1. Adeline D. T., b. September 15, 1824; m. November 7, 1843, 

Seth D. Whitney ; res. Milton, Mass. Mrs. Whitney is the 
celebrated author; in one of her works, "The Gay- 
worthys," the scene is laid about the home of her grand- 
father near Hillsborough Centre. 

2. Theodore, b. December 2, 1826; d. at sea, March 20, 1847. 

3. George N., b. September 27, 1828 ; d. same day. 

4. Caroline A., b. February 1, 1830; m. Samuel Phillips, of Dor- 

chester, Mass. 

5. Enoch, Jr., b. April 11, 1833 ; d. October, 1854. 

3. Sarah C, b. June 15, 1805 ; m. May 29, 1831, Thomas H. Leverett, 

of Keene; d. August 13, 1832. 

4. Nancy C, b. February 19, 1810 ; m. May 3, 1830, Rev. George M. 

Weed ; rem. to Ypsilanti, Mich., then considered the "Far 
West," where Mr. Weed became Pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church. After a pastorate here of seventeen years, they rem. 
to Chicago, 111., where he held the jjosition of District Sec- 
retary of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign 
Missions. Afterwards he was engaged in the work of estab- 
lishing educational institutions at Lake Forest and Granville. 
After nineteen years of labor in these fields, they ret. to 
Ypsilanti, where he passed away on .Thanksgiving morning, 
November, 1871. She d. July 28, 1887. Seven children were 
born to them, three of whom d. in infancy. 


Jonathan was a resident in town in 1791, a farmer. His 
wife was Rachel Russell. 


1. Jonathan, b. September 10, 1795 ; said to have m. and rem. to N. Y. 

2. James, b. June 28, 1800; m. February 22, 1832, Louisa R., dau. of 

Dr. Joshua and Sarah (Giddings) Crain. (See). James Dwin- 
nells rem. to Canaan. (See Canaan records.) 



William M., s. of William M. and Elizabeth (Wilkinson) 
Eastwood, b. in England ; manufacturer ; came from England to 
Huntington, Mass., in 1894, where he remained three years, thence 
to Norwich, Conn., two years ; rem. to H. in 1899. He m. Sept. 2, 
1894, Susie E., dau. of George and Ellen M. (Lincoln) Sleeper. 


1. Frances M., b. in Huntington, Mass., November 29, 1895 ; d. August 

12, 1896. 

2. Beatrice E., b. in Norwich, Conn., October 18, 1898. 

3. William M., b. August 1, 1900. 

4. Robert E., b. July 23, 1904. 


John and Anne, with at least three children, came to Salis- 
bury, Mass., presumably from England, about 1638, as his name 
appears in the records of the following year. He located on a lot 
near the "Great Neck Bridge," on the "beach road," and this 
homestead, known as the "Brookside Farm," is still in the pos- 
session of lineal descendants. He was prominent in local affairs, 
but in 1646, transmitting his homestead to his son John, he re- 
moved with the rest of his family fifteen miles up the Merrimack 
to Haverhill. His wife d. Feb. 5, 1660; he m. second. Nov. 20, 
1 661, Mrs. Phoebe Dow, wid. of Thomas Dow. She d. in 1672. 
He d. Oct. 29, 1668. 

The second son and fifth child of John and Anne Eaton was 
Thomas, b. in 1630 in England, and was the ancestor of the 
Eaton's of Goffstown, Hopkinton, Wentworth, Warner and H. 
Coming to New England while only eight years old he rem. with 
his parents to Haverhill, Mass., in 1646, and res. there the rest of 
his life. He was active in town and church affairs holding posi- 
tions of trust and honor. He m. first Martha Kent, by whom he 
had a dau. Martha, who d. young; his first wife d. Mar. 9, 1657; 
he m. second, Eunice Singletery, dau. of Richard and Susanna 
Singletery, b. at Andover, Jan. 7, 1641. She d. Oct. 5, 171 5. He 
d. Dec. 15, 1708. They had nine children, the fifth being Job, 


b. April 26, 1671, who m. Jan. 10, 1698, Mary Simons. Job and 
Mary (Simons) Eaton had four children, the second was named 
Thomas, b. Feb. 20, 1701, who m. Mehitable Carter. 


1. John, b. June 18, 1733; m. Abigail Peaslee of Methuen, Mass., b. 

September 16, 1734. She d. February 23, 1772, and he m. 
second, Sarah Clarke, b. in 1737; she d. March 2, 1814; he d. 
January 10, 1823, aged 90 years. 


1. Ebenezer, b. April 1, 1757. (See) 

2. Mehitable, b. April 3, 1759. 

3. Nathaniel, b. March 26, 1761. 

4. Daniel, b. February 28, 1763. 

5. John, b. July 14, 1765. 

6. Joshua, b. February 25, 1768. 

2. Timothy, b. June 28, 1735. 

3. Mehitable, b. August 28, 1737. 

Ebenezer, oldest son of John and Abigail (Peaslee) Eaton, 
b. April i, 1757; m. Dec. 7, 1780, Hannah French, b. Oct. 12, 


1. Abigail, b. April 1, 1783 ; d. September 8, 1839. 

2. Samuel, b. June 1, 1785 ; d. August 1, 1824. 

3. Elisha, b. April 11, 1788; m. October 20, 1811, Eliza Jackman, of 

Boscawen, b. September 3, 1788. He d. at Bradford, March 24, 
1862, aged 74 years. She d. August 27, 1864, aged 76 years. 


1. Ebenezer Ozmyn, b. August 27, 1812; d. May 25, 1844, at Cedar 

Hill, N. Y. 

2. Eliza Pettingill, b. December 4, 1814; d. July 15, 1837. 

3. Elisha Harrison, b. September 22, 1816 ; d. January 19, 1894 


4. Phillippi Harriet, b. November 26, 1822; d. June 12, 1837. 

5. Eobert Page, b. July 18, 1825 ; d. September 20, 1855. 

6. Hannah Augusta, b. July 24, 1834. 

4. Hannah, b. April 4, 1792 ; d. October 10, 1824. 

Elisha Harrison, third son of Elisha, was b. Sept. 22, 
1816; m. Roena (French) Ayer of Bradford, b. Dec. 22, 1818, and 
had a son Charles Page Eaton, b. in Bradford, Nov. 29, 1856. He 

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m. second in Henniker, May 6, 1884, Ellen Goodell Bennett, dau. 
of William and Ruth Curtiss (Wilkins) Bennett. He d. in Brad- 
ford, June 18, 1907. 


1. Roy Harrison, b. June 10, 1889 ; m. Anna M. Foan, of Burlington, 

Vt., December 23, 1910. 

2. W. Koena Belle, b. December 23, 1897, in Bradford. 

James, b. in Chester, in 1753, was a soldier in the Revolution, 
serving most of the time during the war. He was in the Benning- 
ton campaign, in Capt. Peter Clark's company under Gen. John 
Stark. He m. Martha McClure of Goffstown, and settled in 
Deering at the south side of Hedgehog Mountain, on what is now 
known as the Shepherd of Gingras place. Here they lived many 
years, and reared a large family. After her death he went to 
Antrim, where he died at the age of 96 years. 

John, s. of James and Martha (McClure), was b. in Deer- 
ing, Mar. 30, 1785; m. Betsy Moore of Francestown, b. Oct. 27, 
1787, in Londonderry; came to H. about time of m. and after- 
wards res. here ; she d. Feb. 24, 1863 ; he d. Dec. 5, 1839. 


1. Mary, b. November 6, 1808 ; m. Luther Smith of Deering and lived 

in Manchester where he d. She m. second, Jacob Trussell of 
Canaan ; she had two children, Edwin and Ellen, both d. in 
Manchester ; she d. January 27, 1879, in H. 

2. John L., b. February 16, 1811 ; m. Susan Gibson; set. in H. ; worked 

at farming ; both lived and died in H. ; he d. February 21, 1888. 


1. Elizabeth, b. in H., d. in Manchester. 

2. John, b. in H. ; m. Helen M. Weston of Amherst. He d. in 

Waltham, Mass. 

3. Eliza J., res. in Manchester. 

4. Leander, Veteran Civil War, b. and d. in H. 

3. Horace, b. March 9, 1813. (See) 

4. William, b. August 6, 1815. (See) 

5. Harrison, b. December 9, 1817. (See) 

6. Elizabeth, b. April 27, 1820; fell into canal at the Old Factory and 

was drowned, May 22, 1826. 


7. Lucina, b. April 19, 1823; m. December 30, 1847, Charles Everett, 

conductor on North Weare R. R. ; had. two children, Henry and 
Mary; she d. May 26, 1852. 

8. Samuel, b. September 25, 1825 ; worked with brother in foundry 

at Amherst ; was last to manufacture stoves in Amherst in 
company with nephew ; bought a farm and spent last days in 
farming ; in. Eliza Kinson ; she d. October 25, 1902 ; he d. 
December 8, 1892, in Amherst. 


1. George, b. November 19, 1848; m. Georgianna Weston; res. in 


2. Lizzie, b. November 14, 1852; m. first, Frank Lovejoy ; m. 

second, Edgar Danforth; she d. March 8, 1917, in Wilton. 

3. Nellie, b. October 23, 1857 ; m. Frank Taylor ; res. in Amherst. 

9. James, b. June 10, 1828 ; went to Amherst ; m. Adelaid Noyes. He 

d. in Mont Vernon, January 21, 1862. , 


1. Edwin, b. in Amherst ; went to Penn. 

2. Emma, b. in Amherst ; m. Edward Belden ; res. in Mass. 

10. Luther (twin of James), b. June 10, 1828. (See) 

11. Caroline, b. January 24, 1831; m. Charles Barker of Antrim; he 

d. in October, 1875, in Warren, N. H. ; she d. December 14, 
1875, in H. They had one daughter, Carrie. 

12. Susan, b. February 18, 1834; m. Henry Watson of Weare; res. in 

H. She d. February 8, 1908. 

Col. Horace, s. of John and Betsy (Moore) Eaton, was b. 
Mar. 9, 1813; moulder by trade; res. in town entire life; estim- 
able citizen; held military offices of Captain, Major, and Colonel 
in 26th Reg. N. H. Militia; Selectman for six years; Representa- 
tive to Legislature in 1867 and 1868; joined Hillsborough Lodge, 
No. 2, I. O. O. F. of Manchester, in 1848, and became a member 
of Valley Lodge, No. 13; m. Nov. 4, 1836, Eliza, dau. of Daniel 
and Betsy (Emery) Colby of Deering. His wife d. Aug. 28, 
1892; he d. Aug. 28, 1900. 


1. Stillman S., b. February 8, 1838 ; d. September 20, 1878. 

2. Harrison H., b. July 17, 1840 ; d. August 23, 1845. 

3. Warren C, b. November 27, 1843 ; d. November 9, 1898 ; unm. 

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William, s. of John and Betsy (Moore) Eaton, was b. Aug. 
6, 1815; carpenter and builder by trade. Went to Bennington at 
the age of 23 years to help build the hotel ; built many buildings 
there ; for nearly twenty-five years was manager of the paper 
mills; rebuilt mill after it was burned in 1866; was one of the 
committee to build town hall in 1871, purchasing the material and 
looking after the construction of the building. Served as select- 
man for many years ; was treasurer and one of the most respected 
citizens; m. Abigail O. Burtt of Bennington, b. July 14, 1820; d. 
Nov. 19, 1885; he d. May 30, 1891. 


1. Maria Louisa, b. November 13, 1842, in H. 

2. Charles E., b. February 16, 1848; m. Ann M. Cochran of Antrim; 

res. in Bennington. 

Hon. Harrison, s. of John and Betsy (Moore) Eaton, b. 
Dec. 9, 1817; went to Peterborough when 18 years of age to learn 
foundry business : later settled in Amherst and was one of firm 
of Hartshorn and Eaton Stove manufacturers which continued 
a number of years. He bought out Mr. Hartshorn and the 
business was carried on by him for over a quarter of a century; 
did a large business ; employed many hands ; was one of the 
owners of the Francestown Soap Stone quarry with mills at 
Nashua for sawing the stone ; also interested in quarry in Vt. ; 
was one of the best known business men in Hillsborough County. 
He represented Amherst in the Legislature and the Nashua Dis- 
trict in the State Senate ; m. first, Aug. 4, 1840, Lucy P. Harts- 
horn ; she d. Nov. 26, 1843, in Amherst; m. second, Dec. 13, 1846, 
Laura A. Wheeler, b. Mar. 4, 1822, in Merrimack. She d. in 
Amherst ; he d. Mar. 9, 1.889. 


1. Mary A., b. in October, 1840 ; d. March 7, 1844. 

2. Henry H., b. November, 1843 ; d. February 17, 1844. 


3. Harry G., b. September 16, 1849 ; m. January 26, 1871, Susie A. Few ; 

he d. in 1884. 

4. Emma L., b. May 25, 1857, in Nashua; m. Herbert Belden ; d. 

December 11, 1898. 


Luther S., s. of John and Betsy (Moore) Eaton, was b. 
June 10, 1828; was merchant tailor for many years at Bridge 
Village. He m. first, Aug. 15, 1849, Eleanor A., dau. of Samuel 
and Asenath (Lamb) Smiley; she d. and he m. second, Sept. 1, 
1868, Abbie, dau. of Stephen and Eunice (Newton) Hemphill, 
of Henniker, who d. July 4, 1869; he m. third, Jennie A., dau. of 
David and Almeda (Pratt) Boutwell, of Hancock. He d. April 
13, 1905. Three children by first marriage, twins by second, and 
last child by third marriage. 


1. James H., b. May 30, 1851 ; d. August 11, 1851. 

2. Henry B., b. July 12, 1853 ; m. Mary Whittle. They had s. Herbert. 

He was a conductor on the H. and C. railroad train for 
several years. 

3. Estella M., b. November 2, 1855. (See Mrs. A. L. Pillsbury.) 

4. Arthur N., b. June 4, 1869. Died young. 

5. Abbie, twin of Arthur ; m. Forest Morse. 

6. Bertha P., b. April 12, 1874; m. Walter Prescott, Concord. He was 

a railroad engineer. 

Jubal H., s. of Jubal and Sarah D. (Dresser) Eaton, b. in 
Warner, Nov. 1, 1839; m. Martha B. Bryant, b. in Turner, Me., 
Nov. 13. 1846; came to H. in 1867, after res. in Coaticook, Que., 
and Contoocook, N. H. 


1. Martha J., b. in Contoocook, October 2, 1865 ; d. August 2, 1866. 

2. Edward A., b. March 24, 1870 ; m. February 1, 1909, Mrs. Addie C. 

(Woods) Jones, dau. of George W. and Henrietta (Ruffle) 
Wood. A carpenter by trade, and engaged in poultry business. 

John G., s. of Dea. James and Susan (Senter) Eayrs 
(Ayers), b. Feb. 8, 1811; m. Emily, dau. of Moses and Sally 
Bailey, of Newbury; a farmer; he set. on the west side of Stow 
Mountain; his house was burned in 1856, and he rem. to New- 


1. James E., b. December 23, 1845. 

2. Huldah J., b. June 3, 1849. 

3. John H., b. May 9, 1852 ; d. September 21, 1861. 



Henry was b. in Salem, Mass., July 12, 1812; m. first, 
Hannah W. Blanchard. b. in Milford, Aug. 21, 1816; res. in 
Nashua and Hillsborough, N. H., Springfield, Mass. He m. 
second, Sarah Luddington. Children by first wife. 


1. Henry E., b. February 18, 1839, in Nashua. 

2. Lucy Ann, b. in H., August 7, 1841 ; m. Almeron Yoeman, of Maiden, 


3. Clifton E., b. in H., September 25, 1843; ed. in the schools of 

Nashua, Boston and Maiden. Was bugler in the 3rd R. 1. 
Cavalry. He m. January 1, 1871, Lottie I., dau. of James C. 
and Eliza (Tilton) Ewer, of Boston, Mass. 


1. Ernest J., b. in Boston, March 17, 1873. 

2. Henry Clifton, b. in Boston, October, October 10, 1877. 

Rolandson, m. Abigail Hildreth Ellinwood. 


1. David, m. Alice Aiken. 

2. John, m. Ruth Baker. 


1. Rodney, m. Harriet. 


1. Harriet Alice; 2. Charles T. ; 3. Clarence H. Wilkins. 

2. James, m. Rachel Turner. 


1. Frank, m. Maria Bartlett. 

v. CHILD. 
1. Will. 


1. George; 2. Grace; 3. Doris; 4. Francis. 


Herrick. b. Dec. 24, 1785 ; m. Betsy Mosier, b. Sept. 23, 


1. James, b. March 9, 1814. 

2. Mary, b. April 10, 1816. 

3. Stephen, b. December 26, 1818. 

4. Sarah, b. February 1, 1822. 

5. Lydia, b. July 28, 1824. 

6. Elizabeth Kimball, b. November 26, 1826. 

7. Lucy Ann, b. October 4, 1829 (?). 


Dr. Peter, s. ox Rev. Daniel Emerson, the first minister 
settled in Hollis. was b. Nov. 18, 1749, and was probably ed. in 
medicine at Dartmouth College. He was surgeon of Colonel 
Mooney's regiment in 1779. He m. first, Jan. 2, 1777, Rebecca 
Hobert, b. Mar. 13, 1762, and d. Aug. 25, 1778; he m. second. 
Molly Muzzey, b. in Henniker, June 25, 1756, and who was the 
mother of his children. Dr. Emerson settled in Hampstead, but 
soon rem. to Hawke (now Danville), thence to Hollis, and from 
there to H., in 1800, where he d. Feb. 27, 1827. 


1. Susanna, b. in Hampstead, December 10, 1781 ; m. February 1, 

1809, David, s. of David and Lucy (Saltmarsh) Pope, of Hen- 

2. Rebecca, b. in Hawke, May 29, 1784; d. in Waltham, Mass., unm. 

3. Mary, b. in Hawke June 7, 1786 ; m. William Pope of Henniker. 


4. Daniel, b. in Sandown, September 16, 1788 ; m. first, Joanna War- 

ren, of Chelmsford, Mass. ; m. second, Jane Hurd, of Waltham, 
Mass. Six children by first wife ; three by second wife. 

5. Hannah, b. in Sandown, June 25, 1791 ; was an invalid for many 

years, and d. unm., March 1, 1829. 

6. John, b. in Hollis, June 25, 1798 ; m. Rebecca Hodgman, of Chelms- 

ford, Mass., where and in Waltham he spent the active years 
of his life ; d. in Bradford, July 3, 187 — . 


The Emery family is descended from John and Agnes Emery, 
of Romsey Hants, Eng. Tradition, supported by records ob- 
tained by Rev. Rufus Emery in England, says that William the 

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Conqueror at the battle of Hastings promised each of his men a 
cake for every man he killed. This John Emery brought proof 
of having killed three men, and he was awarded with three cakes, 
and also a grant of land. In course of time further honor was 
bestowed in creating a well-merited escutcheon to the Emery 
family. This represented on a white shield — 

Arms : Silver ; 3 bars nebulae ; red in chief, 3 torteaux 

Crest: Out of a mural crown, a demi-horse, silver with a 
gold mane, a red collar studded with go-Id. 

Motto : Fidelis et suavis — Faithful and courteous. 

John, Sen., s. of John and Agnes Emery, was b. in England, 
Sept. 29, 1598. He sailed from Southampton, April 3, 1635, an d 
landed in Boston, June 3, 1635. His wife's given name was 
Mary, who d. in Newbury, Mass., April, 1649. He m. second, 
Mrs. Mary Webster, d. April 28, 1694. He d. Nov. 3, 1683. 


1. John. 

2. Ann. 

3. Ebenezer, b. in Newbury, September 16, 1648. 

4. Jonathan, b. in Newbury, Mass., May 13, 1652, ; m. November 29, 

1676, Mary Woodman. 


Ten in number ; the third of whom was named Jonathan, b. 
February 2, 1680, in Newbury; m. Euth Richardson. 


Six in number ; the eldest named Caleb, b. in 1706 ; m. July 
23, 1730, Abigail Simons, in Haverhill. 


Eight in number; the third being Caleb, b. May 13, 1736, 
in Amesbury, Mass. ; m. Susannah Worthley ; rem. 
to Weare, in 1758. He served in the French and 
Indians Wars with his father, and in the Revolu- 
tionary War under General Sullivan. Died on 
Craney Hill, Weare, N. H. 



Ten in number; Jesse, b. July 17, 1759, first male 
child, b. in Weare, N. H. ; Anne, Molly, Daniel, 
Mehitable, Abigail, Caleb, Jonathan, John 
and Daniel, fourth child, m. Elizabeth Straw, 
and lived in Henniker, N. H. 


1. Polly, b. October 27, 1790; m. first, Moses 

Stuart; m. second, Curtis W ilk ins ; she 
d. March 16, 1877. 

2. David, b. August 14, 1792; m. Lydia Flint; d. 

March 9, 1875. (See) 

3. Levi, b. June 13, 1794. (See) 

4. John, b. November 24, 1809. 

David, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Straw) Emery, was b. in 
Henniker, Aug. 14, 1792; came to H. and located in the north 
part of the town; m. Dec. 27, 1832, Lydia, dau. of Daniel and 
Lydia (Shattuck) Flint, b. July 17, 1797. He d. Mar. 9, 1875; 
wid. d. Oct. 6, 1880. 


1. Daniel F., b. August 7, 1834 ; m. September 29, 1864, Clara A., dau. 

of Hiram and Martha (Baldwin) Wilkins, b. in Nashua, May 
29, 1840. 


1. Minnie M., b. September 28, 1865 ; m. November 9, 1887, Wil- 
liam A. Knight, of Peterborough, where she d. November 
23, 1905. 

2. Leander, b. February 23, 1839 ; served in the Civil War, 7th Reg., 

N. H. Vols. He m. first, June 30, 1866, Sarah O., dau. of Rich- 
ard and Susan (Ordway) McAllister; m. second, August 6, 
1885, Julia A., dau. of Edward Z. and Mary J. (Tuttle) Hast- 
ings, b. in Antrim, January 7, 1864. 


1. Scott, b. September 19, 1867. 

Levi, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Straw) Emery, was b. in 
Henniker, June 13, 1794; came to H. in 1820, and located in the 
northeast section of the town; m. first, in 1815, Sarah, dau. of 


Abijah and Hannah Hildreth, b. in Henniker, in 1795; she d. 
May 13, 1842; he m. second, Mar. 2, 1843, ma y» dau. of William 
and Margaret (Duncan) Stow, b. Dec. 22, 1809. He d. Aug. 11, 
1869; she d. Oct. 20, 1906. 


1. Lovilla, b. December 16, 1820; m. J. H. T. Newell. (See) 

2. Abijah Hildreth, b. December 29, 1822; d. January 9, 1827. 

3. Horace Sprague, b. May 7, 1826; d. August 1, 1828. 

4. Martha Marcy, b. September 22, 1829; m. Isaac Wilklns. (See) 

5. Elsa J., b. January 15, 1833 ; d. April 21, 1833. 

6. Lewis L., b. October 21, 1834; rem. to Brookline ; served in the 

13th Reg. N. H. Vols, in the Civil War, Captain Dodge's Co.; 
discharged from service by reason of surgeon's certificate for 
disability. He m. Frances M., dau. of Jesse and Lovina (Wy- 
man) Russell, of Cornville, Me.; he d. May 1, 1900. No chil- 


Joshua, s. of Jonathan and Susanna (Monroe) Easty, as it 
was spelled in the old records, was b. in Middleton, Mass., Aug. 
28, 1735 ; m. first, Elizabeth Clark. This couple came to H. before 
1767. and settled where William T. Whittle has since lived. Both 
himself and wife were members of the First Church. She d. and 
he m. second. Sarah . He d. Oct. 2. 1807. Record of chil- 
dren very incomplete, and doubtless inaccurate. 


1. Sarah, bap. in 1773. 

2. Isaac, b. September 17, 1778 or 1780; m. Sarah . They had 

at least one child, a son, b. August 5, 1811. 

3. Jonathan, m. April 19, 1798, Mehitable Jaquith of Orford. 


1. John, b. June 8, 1800. 

2. Samuel, b. August 24, 1802. 

4. William. 

5. Joshua, Jr., b. July 2, 1776 ; m. Mehitable. . 


1. Enoch, b. October 7, 1810. 

2. Joshua Clark, b. October 17, 1812; m. Pauline Emerson. 



1. Edgar W., b. about 1844; m. March 18, 1869, Helen B. 

Curtis of Antrim, b. October 6, 1841 ; he d. January 
16, 1918 ; wid. d. February 26, 1920. 


1. Dana W., b. November 28, 1870; d. March 19, 1872. 

2. Eva B., b. February 27, 1875; d. January 17, 1903; 


2. Joshua Bradley, b. July 1, 1846; m. September 29, 1867, 

at Cambridge, Mass., Florence Merton Burnham, b. 
August 14, 1847, Hartland, Vt. He was a leading and 
prosperous merchant in Manchester for many years, 
under the firm name of Clark & Estey. He d. at Rye 
Beach, January 8, 1919. 


1. Ida Merton, b. August 3, 1868; m. April 24, 1894, 

George Beverly Rogers, at Manchester. 

2. Eva Burnham, b. July 1, 1870, at South Boston, Mass. 

d. January 24, 1875. 


George, was among the early settlers of Woburn, Mass., and 
one of the first in Shawshin, now Biilerica. Mass. ; he was a 
clothier and member of the church in Boston; m. April 9, 1641, 
Christian Births. He d. Dec. 27, 1693. He had a son Caleb, b. 
April 1, 1645; m - J lu y 5> 1666, Rebecca Hill; their s. Caleb, b. 
June 28, 1667, m. April 8, 1686, Sarah Godfrey, of Haverhill, 
Mass. This couple had a son James, b. Sept. 8, 1697, who m. 
May 17, 1728, Sarah Durant. James Farley was dismissed to 
Hollis, in 1769. He had a son Caleb, b. Oct. 19, 1730, who m. 
Oct. 17, 1754, Elizabeth Farley, dau. of Joseph Farley, and rem. 
to Hollis, in 1765, where he d. April 5, 1833, aged 102 years, 5 
months and 16 days. He had a son Benjamin, b. June 27, 1763, 
who m. Mary Blodget. 

Abel, s. of Benjamin and Mary (Blodget) Farley, was b. in 
Hollis, Sept. 19, 1802 ; came to H., in 1830, and set. in the west 
part of the town on the Dr. Peter Emerson homestead, since oc- 
cupied by his son William E. Farley. He was a farmer and 

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cooper; m. Nov. 17, 1825, Elizabeth, dau. of Caleb and Abigail 
(Phelps) Farley, b. in Hollis, Oct. 10, 1799; he d. Oct. 23, 1869; 
wid. d. Jan. 6, 1875. 


1. Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1827, in Hollis; m. David Millen. (See) She 

d. November 16, 1872. 


1. Lizzie J., b. September 10, 1860; m. first, January 1, 1878, 

Frank J. Ripley of Henniker, who d. April 12, 1878; no 
children; m. second, December 23, 1882, Benjamin Putney 
of Henniker, who d. November 16, 1888 ; m. third, December 
26, 1894, Elijah K. West of H. 


1. Edward H., b. in September, 1882 ; d. in June, 188"3. 

2. Oliver H., b. November 10, 1884. 

3. Maud E., b. May 5, 1888; d. February 16, 1900. 


1. Frank E., b. August 3, 1895. 

2. Charles H., b. February 3, 1868 ; d. December 7, 1902. 

2. Mary, b. June 6, 1828; m. Charles Murdough. (See) 

3. Caleb, b. in Hollis, September 25, 1829; m. May 8, 1856, Sarah M., 

dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Johnson) Patch, b. November 29, 
1823, in Hollis. He was a carpenter and res. in Hollis. 


1. Franklin C, b. September 10, 1857, in H. ; res. Kankakee, 111., 


2. Noah W., b. December 26, 1860 ; m. February 14, 1883, Minnie 

M. Dane ; R. R. Station agent ; res. Palmer, Mass. 


1. Raymond W., b. April 8, 1891. 

2. Ethel M., b. March 22, 1892. 

3. Ella M., b. February 28, 1866; m. December 18, 1895, George H. 

Farley (see), a carpenter; res. in Pepperell, Mass., until 
his death, March 19, 1896, after which she returned to 
Hollis. No children. 

4. John, b. January 26, 1831, in H. ; d. in July, 1831. 

5. David, b. July 20, 1832, in H. ; m. first, Adeline Locke; no children; 

m. second, Maria Woodward. 



1. Adeline M., b. March 26, 1856; m. first, Pont; m. second, 

Arthur O. Elliott ; lived in Arlington, N. J. ; m. third, 
Frederick L. Pierce ; res. in Arlington, N. J. 


1. Lillian E. 

2. Caroline E., b. April 24, 1857 ; m. first, September 16, 1875, 

John B. Eggleston. He d. March 4, 1898; m. second, Sep- 
tember 25, 1906, Warren P. Patch ; res. in Salem, Mass. ; 
no children. 

3. Mary A., b. March 1, 1859; d. May 15, 1881. 

4. Minerva J., b. April 19, 1860; d. May 29, 1879. 

5. William A., b. October 8, 1861. 

6. David A., b. October 18, 1862; d. January 31, 1881. 

7. George H., b. September 28, 1864; m. December 18, 1895, Ella 

M. Farley, dau. of Caleb Farley (see) ; res. in Pepperell, 

Mass.; d. March 19, 1896. 
6. Sarah, b. March 7, 1834, in H. ; m. April 5, 1855, Perry M., s. of 
Ebenezer, Jr., and Leafy (Duncklee) Farley, b. in Hollis, 
November 26, 1833 ; res. in Hollis. 


1. Lizzie A., b. January 14, 1858; d. March 3, 1878. 

2. Emma L., b. November 26, 1861 ; d. July 2, 1890; unm. 

3. Wilbert P., b. May 29, 1865 ; m. September 5, 1894, Adeline P. 

Keith ; she d. April 9, 1912. 


1. Scott P., b. June 24, 1895. 

2. Dorothy L., b. December 24, 1897. 

3. Irene. 

7. William E., b. November 29, 1835 ; inherited his father's home- 
stead ; was a farmer and cooper ; m. M"ay 10, 1868, Caroline, 
dau. of Alden and Nancy (Ellis) Newman, b. April 26, 1851. 


1. E. Nathan, b. May 10, 1871; m. first, Mary A. Barron; no chil- 
dren ; m. second, June 3, 1903, Alice M. Barry ; farmer 
and carpenter ; res. in Henniker. 


1. Harold C, b. October 25, 1902. 

2. Grace M., b. February 6, 1906. 


2. Alice C, b. January 12, 1874; m. October 16, 1894, Herbert C. 

Hoyt; farmer; res. near Hillsborough Centre; later rem. 
to Springfield, N. H. 


1. Glenn H., b. January 7, 1896. 

2. Euth A., b. April 5, 1898. 

3. Carrie M., b. February 26, 1883; m. April 11, 1901, Elgin 

Bacon ; farmer ; res. in Henniker ; d. from accidental 
shooting, October 24, 1916. 


1. Leslie E., b. March 16, 1903. 

2. Stanley. 

3. , b. August 18, 1916. 

4. Sadie E., b. September 22, 1884; res. Alice C. in Springfield. 

8. Noah, b. March 1, 1838; d. August 29, 1859. 

9. Louisa, b. June 26, 1839; m. William B. Gould. (See) 


Chester E., b. April 26, i860; came to H. in 1882 ; opened a 
dental office in Loveren Block; m. Mable F. Stacy of Antrim, N. 
H., Dec. 25, 1884; rem. to Bristol, N. H., in 1889; now lives in 
Tilton, N. H. 


1. Madge Ethel, b. March 30, 1887 ; m. Harry A. Haskell of Lawrence, 

Mass., May 18, 1910 ; lives in Lawrence. 

2. Karl Stacy, b. December 2, 1888 ; m. Lillian E. Simmons of Charles- 

town, Mass., January 18, 1910 ; lives in Somerville, Mass. 


The name of Farrar, by some families spelled Farrah, is 
said to have been derived from the Latin and French word 
signifying iron, and was doubtless first used to designate a locality 
where that metal was found. As a family patronymic it was 
known in England from Gualkeline of Walkeline de Farrariis, a 
Norman of distinction attached to William, Duke of Normandy, 
before the Norman invasion of 1066. From that noble man have 
come all in England and America who bear the name. 


The name has undergone and survived almost innumerable 
forms of spelling. The first in New England to bear what passed 
for the term was John Farrow, who came from Hingham, Nor- 
folk County, Eng., to Hingham, Mass., in 1635, with his wife 
Frances and one child. This township was made up mostly of a 
population from the mother town whose name it was given. 

Isaac, the first of the name in Hillsborough, who came to 
this town in 1797 an d settled on a farm which he cleared in the 
northeast section of the town, was 1), in Townsend. Mass., Sept. 
12, 1760; he m. Hannah Dix, of the same town. b. May 29, 1766. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier, a member of Capt. H. Moore's 
Co., War 1812-1814, and a sterling citizen. He d. June 15, 1841 ; 
wid. d. Oct. 6, 1843. 


1. Benjamin, b. February 24, 1788 ; m. Mary Ball, and settled at 

Alexandria ; later rem. to Hill, where he d. 


1. Almira, b. October 13, 1819 ; m. first, in Tilton ; m. second, 


1. Darwin. 

2. who lives at Weare. 

2. Betsy, b. February 15, 1790; m. Levi Clement; d. September 20, 


3. Noah, b. October 11, 1791 ; m. Martha, dau. of Levi and Catherine 

(Smith) Colby, b. in Henniker, July 15, 1795. He went West, 
where he d. Had several children. 

4. Hannah, b. May 31, 1793; m. March 27, 1812, Silas, s. of Levi and 

Catherine (Smith) Colby, of Henniker, bro. of Noah's wife, 
h. August 11, 1788; res. in Henniker, where she d. August 5, 
1844; he m. second, Emily, sis. of Hannah Farrar. Ten chil- 
dren by first marriage : Eri, Isaac, Mary, Hannah, Sarah, 
Martha, Carrie, and Sylvia, who lived to grow up ; two d. in 

5. Isaac, b. March 8, 1795. 

6. Samuel Dix, b. March 8, 1797; d. March 5, 1817, in his 20th year, 

of spotted fever, a young man of rare promise. 

7. Sarah, b. December 15, 1798; d. at Henniker, March 30, 1891, unm. 

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8. Emily, b. December 2, 1800; m. after the death of her sis. Hannah, 

Silas Colby, of Henniker. He d. December 16, 1854; she d. 
in April, 1883. 

9. Stephen, b. May 24, 1802. (See) 

10. Mark, b. February 15, 1804 ; m. Ann Wilson, of New Ipswich. 

11. Mary, b. September 11, 1805 ; m. Alfred Aldrich, of Westmoreland. 


1. Alfred, who d. young-. 

2. Benton, b. in 1831 ; lives at Brock, Neb. ; has several children, 

all m. and settled around him. 

3. Hanson, b. in 1833 ; killed when 14 years old by roller passing 

over him. 

4. Elsie, m. a man by name of Chickering. 

5. Hattie, d. young. 

6. Lina, m. Frank Fisk, and lives at Hinsdale. 

12. Rebekah, b. March 5, 1807 ; m. Samuel Spaulding, and lived at 

Lansingburg, N. Y. 


1. Elmina ; 2. Elberton ; 3. Emily; 4. and 5. Twins, Sarah 
Ann, Elizabeth Angeline. 

13. Salmon, b. May 13, 1809 ; m. May 27, 1832, Elizabeth Sawyer, of 

Woodstock, who d. October 18, 1839 ; he m. second, July 2, 
1840, Mahala Ft. Hawkins, of Meredith, who d. April 18, 1848; 
he m. third, July 22, 1849, Mrs. Sarah S. (Chase) Blood, of 
Meredith ; he d. May 4, 1876 ; wid. d. April 20, 1889. 


1. Elizabeth A., b. April 19, 1833; m. George D. downing, of 


2. Howard M., b. February 2, 1835 ; m. Jennie L. Fifield, of Ma- 

lone, N. Y. 

3. Ellen, b. October 31, 1838 ; m. Barnard S. Feed, of Concord. 

4. Emily, b. October 31, 1838 ; m. David W. Welton, of Concord. 

5. Mary S., b. January 16, 1842 ; m. Franklin B. Reed, of Concord. 

6. Rebecca H., b. May 10, 1845. 

7. Janette, b. July 12, 1846; m. George Swain; d. August 22, 1870. 

14. Achsah, b. November 24, 1812 ; m. April 12, 1839, Joseph Modica, of 

Boston, b. in Palermo, Sicily, June 9, 1805 ; he d. in Henniker, 
August 11, 1871. 


1. Joseph A., b. May 6, 1840; m. August 23, 1877, Rosa Donlevay, 
who d. June 1, 1879. He served in the Civil War. 


2. Frank B., b. May 13, 1843 ; m. April 29, 1872, Delfina Fernandez, 

of Bogota, W. S. of Columbia, S. A. 

3. Georgiana A., b. August 22, 1849 ; m. September 5, 1872, John 

H. Albin, of Concord ; d. in Concord. 


1. Henry Allison. 

2. Edith. 

Stephen, s. of Isaac and Hannah (Dix) Farrar, b. May 24, 
1802, succeeded to his father's homestead; served as Ensign in 
the Militia. He m. June 3, 1830, Almira, dau. of Samuel P. and 
Elizabeth (Brown) Prescott, b. in Concord, Mass., Sept. 26, 1805. 
(See Prescott.) He d. Aug. 25, 1886; wife d. June 28, 1886. 


1. George H., b. August 25, 1831 ; m. November 3, 1862, Carrie M., dau. 

of Moses and Emeline (Savage) Colby, b. in Henniker, June 
8, 1835; res. in Henniker. She d. in Boscawen; he d. in Dan- 
bury, in 1904. 


1. Fred A., b. October 22, 1863; d. August 11, 1865. 

2. George P., b. May 21, 1868. 

3. Willie F., b. December 18, 1869; m. Hattie Sturtevant. 

4. Arthur A., b. June 5, 1872 ; d. in February, 1900. 

5. Harry M., b. July 2, 1877. In militia from Newport. At front. 

6. Fannie M., b. December 24, 1879; m. Herbert Staniels. 

2. Ervin Otis, b. August 30, 1833 ; m. December 4, 1861, Mary A., dau. 

of Cyrus and Eliza (Carr) Colby; res. in Henniker. 


1. Minnie E., b. Mar. 5, 1863 ; d. October 4, 1888. 

2. Walter E., b. August 21, 1882 ; m. September 24, 1904, Martha 

A. Stache. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Evelyn, b. in January, 1910, resides in Concord. 

3. Lizzie H., b. September 17, 1835 ; d. in October, 1917. 

4. Alden P., b. January 26, 1838 ; m. April 10, 1866, Mary A., dau. of 

Samuel and Euth (Snow) Brown, b. in New Boston. He 
served in Co. D, 11th Beg., N. H. Vol., in the Civil War ; owns 
the old homestead. He served on the Board of Education 
and as Selectman from 1886 to 1889; resides in Henniker. 
His wife d. in Henniker, June 20, 1904. 



1. Walter, b. September 12, 1867; d. September 22, 1867. 

2. Lizzie P., b. February 26, 1874; d. March 21, 1876. 

3. Charles P., b. January 19, 1878 ; m. May 28, 1903, Eva N. Cut- 



1. Paul C, b. June 20, 1904. 

2. Norman H., b. December 9, 1905. 

3. Elizabeth E., b. August, 1910. 

4. Merton D., b. May 21, 1881 ; m. September, 1908, Rachel Par- 

sons, resides in Franklin. 


Hiram Nelson, s. of Moses G. and Annie J. (Hadley) 
Favor, was b. in Weare, Jan. 25, 1846; m. first, Eliza J., dau. of 
Nahum G. and Eliza J. (Batchelder) Abbott, b. in Rumney, 
July 27, 1845 ! sne d. Nov. 22, 1898, and he m. second, Dec. 24, 
1902, Nellie B., dau. of William D. and Mary G. (Dickey) Owen, 
of H. He was mustered into the U. S. service, Sept. 20, 1862, 
in the 14th Reg., Co. D., N. H. Vols., serving until the close 
of the Civil War. It was his pleasure to be with the troops that 
the gallant Sheridan rallied to battle and victory when that officer 
made his famous ride to Winchester "twenty miles away." Mr. 
Favor upon his return home learned the trade of machinist, work- 
ing at the following places : Manchester, Laconia, Dunkirk, N. Y., 
Philadelphia, Pa., Lawrence, Mass., Franklin and Tilton, to come 
to Hillsborough in May, 1883, to accept the position of Overseer 
in Contoocook mills, which position he filled for 29 years. He 
was a member of Valley Lodge I. O. O. F., Harmony Lodge of 
Masons and belonged to the G. A. R. He d. Oct. 28, 1914. 


1. George Henry, b. in Manchester, December 25, 1868 (?) ; m. June 
30, 1891, Sadie M. Goss ; res. in Bow. 


1. George E., b. April 15, 1892. 

2. Gertrude A., b. October 9, 1893. 

3. Hazel L., b. June 30, 1896. 

4. Celia W., b. December 22, 1898. 


2. Chestley P., b. in Manchester, March 10, 1872 ; m. January 15, 1902, 

Florence, dau. of Clark and Annie (McAllister) Kimball, b. 
December 11, 1879. He is a barber at Bridge Village; Mrs. 
Favor has literary tastes and has written a book of poems be- 
sides numerous articles for magazines and periodicals. She has 
some beautiful paintings that were painted by her. 

3. Annie G., b. in Manchester, August 23, 1874; m. December 15, 1897, 

Charles Fogg, res. in Concord. 


1. Luella F. Fogg, b. October 31, 1899. 

2. Robert E., b. April 22, 1901. 

4. Minnie Maude, b. in Manchester, April 11, 1877 ; m. April 17, 1897, 

Fred A. Peters, of Francestown. 

5. Jennie Arvilla, b. in Lawrence, Mass., August 23, 1880 ; m. August 

14, 1901, Henry Allison, Concord. Live in Houston, Tex. 

rv. CHILD. 
1. Sybil M. Allison, b. October 3, 1903. 

6. Josephine Maybelle, b. ia IL, May 24, 1887 ; m. John Burkhalter ; 

res. in Aiken, S. C 


Dr. Marcellus H., s. of Rev. Leander and Almira (Col- 
lester) Felt, was b. in Sullivan, July n, 1845; ed. in the common 
and high schools of Nelson and Winchester ; studied medicine 
with A. H. Taft, M. D., of Winchester; attended lectures at the 
Maine Medical School and at Dartmouth Medical College, from 
which he graduated Nov. 1, 1876. He came to H. in Jan., 1877, 
where he became one of the leading physicians of the town. He 
was a member of the N. H. Medical Society and its Treas. for 
twenty-five years; was elected its President in 1904, but resigned 
on account of failing health. He filled many town offices : Board 
of Health, Trustee of Fuller Public Library, Moderator of town 
meetings, Selectman, Representative 10 the Legislature in 1893- 
1894, State Senator from the Ninth District in 1902; member of 
the School Board for nearly twenty years, and for several years 
its Chairman. He was a member of Harmony Lodge A. F. & A. 
M., and its Master for five years, and of Woods Chapter R. A. 
Masons of Henniker, and High Priest for two years. He m. 
July 1, 1879, Emma A., dau. of Lorenzo and Susan (Colburn) 
Wilson. He d. Aug. 21, 1905. 


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1. Paul Kevere, b. November 18, 1882 ; att. graded and high schools at 

H. ; grad. from latter in 1902 ; grad. from Dartmouth college 
in 1906, receiving degree of Bachelor of Arts ; continued four 
years more in the Medical Department and received degree of 
Doctor of Medicine in 1910; was assistant physician at the 
Gardner Colony for Insane located at Gardner, Mass. ; m. 
April 15, 1911, Miss Flossie C. Kimball. The next three years 
spent in geueral practice at Amherst, N. H., from which place 
he accepted position as assistant physician at Waukesha 
Springs Sanatorium, Waukesha, Wis. ; well known for musical 
ability ; baritone ; leader of Glee Club and Singing Orchestra 
while at Dartmouth. 

2. Fannie Fern, b. August 27, 1887 ; att. schools of H. ; grad. from 

high school in 1906 ; ent. Tilton Seminary to perfect herself in 
general study and to cultivate her vocal talent ; became ill 
and d. September 30, 1906. 


Fisk or Fiske is of Danish c> r gin and was introduced into 
England at the time of the Danish invasion. Its meaning in that 
tongue is "fish," spelled "fiske." In Anglo-Saxon times the ter- 
mination sh was sounded like sk, or sc. Thus the Englishman of 
those days ate his fisc (fish) from a disc (dish). Hence the 
transition from "fish" to "fisk" was not only natural but quite 
unconsciously accepted by the people. It was not until the 15th 
century that the use of family names became fixed, though the 
style of distinction had originated 400 years before. Hence it is 
not surprising to find that the family patronymic of "Fisk" alias 
"Fish" was known in Laxfield, Eng., as early as 1208. LaxfieldL 
by the way, meant "Salmon field." 

Elijah, s. of Moses and Mehitable (Broad) Fisk, was a 
descendant in a direct line from Nathan Fisk, who was b. at 
Broad Gates, Laxfield, Framingham, Suffolk County, Eng., who 
emigrated to this country in 1636 and settled at Watertown, Mass. 
He was a lineal descendant, was b. in Natick, Mass., Sept. 
14, 1753, and served in the War of the Revolution until its close. 
In 1781 he m. Elizabeth Binney, b. in Lincoln, Mass., June 22, 
1756. They rem. to Hillsborough in 1782, and were the first 


settlers on the farm now owned by George Brockway. While 
clearing the land they lived on the farm afterwards owned by 
Lemuel and Isaac Coolidge. She d. Jan. 2, 1798; he d. Sept. 6, 


1. Elijah, b. October 4, 1782 ; m. Mary Wheeler, and had six children. 

2. Moses, b. April 13, 1785; m. Elizabeth B. Waterhouse, of Me.; had 

one s., John W., who went to Minn., and has never been heard 
from. He d. in Lowell, Me., July 8, 1844. 

3. John, b. August 19, 1789; m. first, July 5, 1812, Lucy, dau. of Otis 

Howe; res. in Washington, where she d. September 29, 1815, 
and he m. second, December 31, 1820, Susan Craige, of Brad- 
ford. He was a Deacon of the church for many years. They 
rem. to New Hampton, in 1832 ; ret. to Washington in 1856 ; 
went to Webster in 1864, where she d. September 10, 1873 ; he 
d. May 24, 1878. 


1. and 2. Calvin and Luther, twins, b. April 26, 1813 ; first d. the 
28th ; second, the 26th. 

3. Elizabeth B., b. May 22, 1814; m. September 14, 1848, Alden 

Walker, res. in H., where she d. June 6, 1850. 

4. Lucy H., b. September 15, 1815 ; m. December 26, 1837, Isaac 

N. Gage, of Washington ; she d. February 19, 1868. 


5. John N., b. November 27, 1821 ; m. September 23, 1853, Mar- 

garet M. Muse, of Fredericksburg, Va. 

6. Charles C, b. April 10, 1823, d. January 6, 1825. 

7. Mary G., b. December 18, 1825 ; m. October 9, 1853, James B. 

Goodhue, res. in Webster. 

8. Friend F., b. April 6, 1828 ; m. October 8, 1872, Jane B. Smith, 

of Hanson, Mass., res. in Webster. 

9. William T., b. March 19, 1830. 

10. Ann M., b. April 8, 1832 ; d. November 30, 1842. 

11. Susan O, b. September 16, 1834; d. February 14, 1865. 

4. Nathan, b. August 26, 1791; m. Phebe B. Hall, of Blue Hill, Me.; 

rem. to Wis. ; had three children. 

5. Betsey, b. October 13, 1793; m. Isaiah Fisk, of Natick, Mass.; rem. 

to Levant, Me., where she d. May 25, 1855. 

6. Mary, b. November 26, 1795; m. James Mann. (See) 




Charles Smith, son of Luther G. and Mary Elizabeth 
(Smith) Flanders, was b. in New Hampton, May 23, 1857. He 
was educated in New Hampton Academy, John Hopkins Univer- 
sity and Bates College. He was a fine teacher and newspaper 
publisher, being connected with the Hillsborough Messenger for 
just seventeen years, when, in 1916, he sold his interest to Mr. 
Chadwick. Mr. Flanders was teaching at Dean Academy, Frank- 
lin, Mass., which position he held until 1903, when he came to 
Hillsborough to make it his permanent home. The following year 
he was elected Selectman, which position, most of the time as 
Chairman of the Board, he held until his death, May 2, 1918. He 
was Representative to the General Court 1906-1907; Delegate to 
the Constitutional Convention in I9i6-'i7-'i8. Mr. Flanders was 
a quiet, unassuming man, who usually acquired the object he was 
after. In his death the town lost one of its most substantial cit- 
izens; the home one of its most faithful comrades. 

Mr. Flanders m. Dec. 26, 1907, Emily Z., dau. of Solomon 
L. and Eunice A. (Pease) Kendall, of Hillsborough. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, b. December 9, 1908. 

2. Warren Kendall, b. March 30, 1910; d. March 9, 1911. 

3. Mabel, b. April 2, 1912. 


This name appears early in the second settlement of Hills- 
borough, as it was in truth an early family in New England. The 
early records of Salem, Mass., mentions one Thomas Flint as 
early as 1640, and his mother seems to have been there with him, 
though it is not certain he was married at that time. Tradition 
says he came from Wales, Eng., and history records the fact that 
he was among the settlers of Salem Village, now South Danvers. 
He acquired his land by purchase, and there is a deed on record 
Sept. 18, 1654, describing to him "one hundred and fifty acres of 
meadow and pasture land, and lying within the bounds of Salem," 
which he had bought of John Pickering. The second deed on 
record, but describing land bought prior to the other lot of Robert 


Goodell, Jan. i, 1652, declares it to be "fifty acres situated in 
Salem near upon a square." This farm of the old patriarch has 
always remained in the possession of his descendants, and may be 
truly called "the old homestead," it having been in the family 
more than two hundred and fifty years. His wife's Christian 
name was Ann, but we have to stop there. He d. April 15, 1663. 
They had six children : Thomas, Elizabeth, George, John, Anna 
and Joseph. These children settled in Salem and Reading, from 
whence their numerous progeny scattered, until representatives 
of the family are found in every state of the Union, and are en- 
gaged in many occupations and professions. 

Running down the line, Thomas, George, Ebenezer, Eben- 
ezer, Jr., Ebenezer, 3rd, Ebenezer, 4th, b. in North Reading, 
Mass., May 13, 1765, m. Mar. 14, 1793, Dorcas Lufkin, and came 
to H. about that time to settle on the farm now occupied by 
Samuel C. Gammell. Ebenezer Flint, tradition says, bought his 
farm of Col. John Hill for $1.25 an acre. It may have been that 
his father, Ebenezer, did this, as he was only 11 years of age at 
the time of Col. Hill's death. He d. Mar. 14, 1833; his wife d 
in Mar., 1848. 


1. Ebenezer, 5th, b. December 19, 1793, in H. ; m. November 16, 1817, 

Polly Howlett, of Bradford. He served in the War of 1812, 
Capt. Hugh Moore's Company. 

2. John, b. December 24, 1795. 

3. Dorcas, b. November 11, 1797; m. Ira Wilkins. (See) 

4. Henry, b. February 2, 1801. 

5. Isaac, b. March 29, 1803; d. in September, 1804. 

6. Isaac, b. March 20, 1805 ; d. in September, 1832. 

7 Mary L., b. July 31, 1807 ; m. John Taylor of Nashua, in 1852. 

8. Charles J., b. November 14, 1809. 

9. Eliza D„ b. July 30, 1812; d. in 1815. 

10. Sarah B., b. July 30, 1812 (twin) ; d. in 1817. 

11. Abigail, b. December 5, 1814 ; m. Smith Morrill. 

Daniel, bro. of Ebenezer, 4th, was b. in Reading, Mass., 
Mar. 27, 1767, and came to H. in 1793 or 1794, and settled on the 
farm now occupied by Thomas Devoy. He was an Ensign in a 
Militia Co., and was out in service in the Shay's Rebellion; m. 

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June 28, 1795, Lydia, dau. of Joseph and Anna (Johnson) Shat- 
tuck, b. in Andover, Mass., Apr. 27, 1765. He d. June 27, 1853; 
she d. April 1, 1843. 


1. Lydia, b. July 17, 1797; m. December 27, 1832, David Emery. (See) 

2. Daniel, b. in 1799; d. March 18, 1814. 

3. Amos, b. June 27, 1801. (See) 

4. William, b. April 15, 1803 ; d. September 13, 1804. 

5. Luther, b. March 23, 1807 ; m. September 21, 1837, Sarah Kichard- 

son. (See) 

Amos, s. of David, 7th in direct descent from Thomas, was 
b. in H., June 27, 1801 ; m. first, May 7, 1829, Mary Stickney, b. 
in Tewksbury, Mass., Aug. 28, 1802. He set. at the Centre Vil- 
lage in the Dr. Mason Hatch' place. He began as a farmer, but 
became a manufacturer of bobbins; was Selectman, 1835-1839; 
Town Clerk, 1835-1840, and represented the town in the State 
Legislature for 1843. He rem. to Campton in 1849, where he 
was Representative two terms. His first wife died at Campton, 
Dec. 2, 1850, and he m. second, June 16, 1852, Nancy L. Howard, 
b. in H., April 23, 1806; he d. May 3, 18—. 


1. Clarissa S., b. January 31, 1832; m. Henry Cook; d. at Campton, 

July 23, 1859. 

2. Mary Augusta, b. August 18, 1834; m. William K. Powell; d. at 

Pembroke, June 23, 1857. 

3. James Milton, b. February 7, 1838 ; fitted for college at Pembroke 

Academy, and graduated from Harvard Medical school in 
1860 ; was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, April 14, 
1862; advanced to Surgeon, June 24', 1874; m. June 27, 1871, 
Caroline H., dau. of William H. and Ann Maria (Howard) 
Conant, of Boston. In 1897, after 48 years of absence, Dr. 
Flint visited his native town and in commenting on his life 
said : "During thirty-five years of medical service I have 
passed through all the grades of the Medical Corps up to that 
of Medical Director, which I now hold. I have lived on board 
ship sixteen years ; have sailed nearly every sea ; visited nearly 
every political division on the globe ; and have come in con- 
tact with the people of nearly every nation, to come to the 
belief that my native land is the most favored country on 
earth, and her people the best that live." 


Luther, s. of Daniel, and 7th in direct descent from Thomas, 
the immigrant, was b. Mar. 23, 1807, and remained upon the 
paternal homestead. Was Lieutenant in the Militia Light Infan- 
try, 26th Reg. Married Sept. 21, 1837, Sarah D., dau. of Dea. 
Stephen and Sarah (Minot) Richardson; she d. Feb. 12, 1884, 
aged 67 years, 11 mos., 5 days; he d. Mar. 18, 1890. 


1. Sullivan M., b. August 18, 1838 ; d. December 14, 1912, at Peoria, 


2. Seth G., b. January 23, 1840 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Ellen M., b. May 16, 1843; m. June 6, 1871, Giles E. Brown, of 

Deering. He d. August 26, 1896 ; she d. November 15, 1897. 


1. Albert H., b. April 24, 1874 ; m. May Weaver, Upper Blackville, 

N. B. ; six children. 

2. L. Belle, b. October 24, 1875. 

3. Fred, b. July 24, 1877. 

4. Sarah F., b. September 9, 1848 ; d. July 10, 1903. 

5. Charles A., b. September 13, 1851 ; m. Mary Skidmore, of 111. 

6. Fred W., b. November 4, 1853 ; m. March 12, 1882, Mariella, dau. of 

Abram and Sarah (Rice) Kimball. He served as one of the 
Selectmen from 1887 to 1889. One child, Abram C, b. October 
5, 1884. He d. June 7, 1894. 

Jacob Flint. 

This name appears early in the second settlement of Hills- 
borough, as it was in truth an early family in New England. 
Jacob Flint was certainly here in 1776, and probably had been 
here some years before that date. Tradition says he located on 
the place where Samuel O. Gibson later lived. There is good 
reason also to believe he lived in other parts of the town, but his 
name disappears from the tax list in 1803, whether by death or 
removal is not certain. He was a brick mason. He m. in Oct., 
1777, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Mary (Taylor) Brad- 
ford. The History of Hancock credits him with being the father 
of ten children, but we have found record of but 7, and these 
records incomplete. (See Hancock.) 



1. Mary, b. August 24, 1778. 

2. Amos, b. in 1780. 

3. Betsy, b. in 1781. 

4. Jacob, Jr., b. July 3, 1784; rem. to Hancock (possibly with his 

parents), where he m. November 14, 1815, Abigail, dau. of 
Eev. Keed and Hannah Paige ; rem. to Peterborough in 1830, 
where he d. November 6, 1848 ; his wid. d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 
August 10, 1880. They had six children. 

5. William B., b. (date unknown) ; m. February 16, 1815, Jane M. 

Whitcomb, of Hancock, where he res. until about 1817, when 
he rem. to Detroit, Mich., where he d. within a few mos. ; his 
wife remained in Hancock, where she d. March 28, 1819. A 
son b. August 30, 1815, who rem. to Maine, N. Y., where he 
d. March 4, 1885, leaving a dau. Esther J., b. September 6, 
1839 ; m. April 12, 1860, Charles G. Bowers. 
Besides these, the names of Sally and Samuel Graves are given on the 
church records under the date of February 20, 1792. 


John, s. of Stephen and Hannah (Butterfield) Foot, was b. 
in Dunstable, Mass., about 1820; came to Deering with his 
parents when young. He m. first, Abigail Palmer of Deering; 
she d. Oct. 17, 1868; m. second, Mahala Wood of H., and rem. to 
this town, where he lived the rest of his days. His knowledge of 
the medicinal qualities of herbs and his ability to apply them to 
the benefit of man made him many friends. Eventually he became 
known as "Doctor" Foot, and was distinguished in his calling. 
He d. in H. 


Six children were born of his first marriage, the births all recorded 
in Francestown. Son by second marriage : Frederic, b. in H. 


William G., came here from Wells River, Vt, in 1872, and 
engaged in the manufacture of shovel handles at Bridge Village, 
where he remained five years, when he ret. to Wells River. In 
1874 he was elected Representative to the Legislature with Mr. 
Edward J. Dunbar, they being the first Republicans elected in this 


town. His wife was Isabella S. Ireland, of St. Albans, Vt., and 
they had one dau.. Emma Belle, b. at St. Albans, Jan. 31, 1859, 
and m. Dixi D. Davis. 


Aaron, s. of Jonathan and Sarah (Townsend) Foster, b. in 
Reading, Mass., May 29, 1769; came to this town about 1793 as 
that year, on June 12, he m. Mehitable, dau. of John and Mehit- 
able (Bancroft) Nichols, b. Feb. 20, 1772. He was a cooper and 
a farmer, settling on the "Nathaniel Taylor farm." He rem. to 
Henniker and was one of the first members of the Society of 
Friends established in that town in 1799. His first wife d. May 
15, 1816, and he m. second, July 17, 1817, Theodate Chase Paige 
of Henniker, b. July 6, 1772 ; she d. Jan. 31, 1862, at Weare. Mr. 
Foster d. Nov. 30, 1852, at Muscatine, la 


1. Aaron, Jr., b. March 19, 1794. (See) 

2. John Hubert, b. March 8, 1796, in H. (See) 

3. Mehitable, b. October 9, 1798 ; m. April 13, 1824, John Moore, s. 

of Samuel and Janet (Thompson) Moore, of Acworth. She 
d. October 8, 1886; he d. August 11, 1834. 


1. Phelema W., b. May 7, 1825. 

2. Jonathan L., b. March 8, 1827. 

3. Avis Jane, b. November 8, 1828 ; d. January 23, 1833. 

4. George W., b. December 23, 1830; d. January 23, 1833. 

5. Amos F., b. March 11, 1832. 

6. Sarah E., b. March 22, 1835. 

4. Jonathan, b. July 14, 1801 ; m. January 10, 1827, Huldah, dau. of 

William and Alida (Mabee) Griffin, of Pittsfield, N. Y. He 
was one of the earliest settlers of Kochester, N. Y., and built 
many of its oldest manufacturing buildings, mills, etc. He 
d. February 1, 1870 ; she d. January 22, 1884. 


1. Sarah T., b. May 27, 1829. 

2. Aaron L., b. April 24, 1832 ; d. December 15, 1836. 

3. Kate, b. December 11, 1834; m. March 22, 1855, Andrew J. 

Warner of New Haven, Conn. 

FOSTER. 215 


1. William Amos, b. December 27, 1855. 

2. Jonathan Foster, b. May 5, 1857. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 21, 1838. 

9. John Herbert, b. May 15, 1840. 

6. William Saul, b. October 5, 1842. 

7. Fred Edwards, b. February 7, 1846. 

5. Amos Bancroft, b. July 15, 1804. (See) 

6. Samuel, b. September 15, 1806; m. January 1, 1835, Electa A. 

Marshall ; d. August 16, 1835 ; at Hickory Creek, 111. 

7. Sarah T., b. April 8, 1809 ; d. October 19, 1881, at Concord. 

8. Suel, b. August 26, 1811, in H. (See) 

9. Edwiu, b. April 5, 1816 ; ed. in the common schools ; was a farmer 

in Unity, where he m. November 28, 1838, Louisa, dau. of Abel 
and Sarah (Huntoon) Moody, who d. May 28, 1855; rem. to 
Muscatine, la.; in 1856 rem. to Winona, Minn., and later to 
Barnes, Wis.; wife d. 1854; m. second, November 4, 1856, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Moses and Mary (Wilder) Sawyer, at Mus- 
catine, la. 


1. William S., b. November 2, 1842. 

2. Clara L., b. February 2, 1844. 

3. Marion H., b. December 12, 1847. 

4. Edwin, Jr., b. August 17, 1854 ; d. in infancy. 


5. Ella, b. November 12, 1857. 

6. Flora, b. October 4, 1860. 

7. Edwin W., b. May 5, 1863. 

8. May T., b. January 15, 1867. 

10. Alfred Page, b. March 24, 1818 ; m. Elizabeth J. Sawyer, a Quaker. 
With some corrections, taken from Charles J. Smith's "Annals of Hillsborough." 

Aaron, s. of Aaron and Mehitable (Nichols) Foster, 
b. Mar. 19, 1794; attended the academy at Salisbury, and 
qualified himself to teach at the age of 17 years; taught at Scho- 
harie, N. Y., in 181 5; fitted himself for college at Kimball Union 
Academy at Meriden; grad. from Dartmouth College in 1822, 
and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1825 ; was ordained 
as an evangelist at Rutland, Vt., Oct. 19, 1825. He spent three 
years as a missionary in South Carolina; was four years pastor 
of a Presbyterian Church at Pendleton, S. C, and then ret. to 


New England to finish his work in the ministry. In 185 1 he went 
as a delegate to the World's Peace Convention in London, and in 
1853 he was a delegate from Charlemont, Mass., to the Conven- 
tion for revising the Constitution of the State. He m. May 13, 
1829, Dorothy A., dau. of Dr. Roswell Leavitt of Cornish, b. Mar. 
22, 1805 ; he d. April 10, 1870, at Geneva, N. Y. 


1. George L., b. at Pendleton, S. C, December 8, 1831 ; d. March 8, 


2. Catherine S., b. at Fort Covington, N. Y., September 8, 1934; m. 

S. W. Hopkins, Geneva, N. Y. 

3. Martha J., b. at East Constable, N. Y., September 24, 1837 ; d. 

Providence, R. I., March 16, 1844. 

4. Elizabeth L., b. at East Constable, N. Y., March 5, 1840; m. first, 

Samuel Fiske, of Chicago, 111. ; m. second, H. S. Kelsey, 

5. Sarah B., b. at East Constable, November 14, 1842 ; m. J. T. Leavitt, 

New York City. 

6. Marion A., b. Cambridgeport, Mass., May 12, 1846 ; m. E. A. Rice, 

Williamstown, Mass. 

John Hubert, s. of Aaron and Mehitable (Nichols) 
Foster, b. Mar. 8, 1796, in H. ; grad. Kimball-Union 
Academy, intending to qualify himself as a teacher, but after 
teaching in Schoharie, N. Y., Henniker, Cornish, and other N. H. 
towns, he studied medicine with Dr. Murry, of Hanover, and 
after graduation practiced at Hopkinton, Dublin, N. H., and 
Ashby, Mass. In 1831 he rem. to Chicago, where he accumulated 
a fortune, largely in the rise in value of land. He was surgeon 
in an 111. Regt. in the Black Hawk War. Dr. Foster m. Sept. 21, 
1842, Nancy, dau. of Jonathan and Nancy (Smith) Smith, of 
Peterborough; he d. from injuries received from being thrown 
from a carriage, May 17, 1874. 


1. Clare, b. January 1, 1844 ; m. Perkins Bass, of Chicago. 

2. Julia, b. August 22, 1846 ; m. Rev. Mr. Porter, of Racine, Wis 

3. Adele, b. August 31, 1851 ; m. George Adams of Chicago. 

FOSTER. 217 

Amos Bancroft, s. of Aaron and Mehitable (Nichols) 
Foster, b. July 15, 1804, grad. from the Military Aca- 
demy at West Point in 1872, and was ordered to Fort Dearborn, 
at Chicago, 111., in the spring of 1831 ; was rem. to Fort Howard, 
Green Bay, where he was murdered in the following tragic man- 
ner, Feb. 7, 1832 : Lieut. Foster had reprimanded a private of his 
company by the name of Doyle for disorderly conduct, ordering a 
corporal to take him to the guard house. "Oh, yes, Lieutenant, 
I'll go to the guard house," said Doyle, starting alone in that 
direction, running across the parade ground, and upon reaching 
the building seized a musket. Eluding the vigilance of the cor- 
poral he ran upstairs to the lieutenant, who had retired to his 
chamber on the second story. Before his victim could offer 
resistance he shot him through the heart, the ball passing through 
the right arm above the elbow, through the body, and shattering 
the left arm. As the murderer beat a retreat the wounded officer 
started towards his bed room to fall across the threshold, expiring 
instantly. Doyle was captured and punished for his crime, but 
this did not restore the life of the brave and beloved Lieutenant 
Foster, whose future had looked so promising. 

Suel, s. of Aaron and Mehitable (Nichols) Foster, 
b. Aug. 26, 181 1, in H. ; ed. at Chester Academy; m. Oct. 8, 1843, 
at Muscatine, Iowa, Sarah J., dau. of Robert C. and Hast- 
ings, of Fowler, N. Y. Mr. Foster emigrated to Muscatine, la., 
in 1836, where he engaged extensively in agriculture, pomology 
and horticulture. It has been truthfully said that "he was the 
Father of Iowa's State Agricultural College; was a member of 
its first Board of Trustees and President of the board for five 
years ; was also prominent in the State Agricultural and Horticul- 
tural societies ; was a conspicuous figure in the organization and 
support of our County Agricultural Society, County Grange and 
Farmer's Alliance, laboring unfailingly to promote the interest of 
these organizations. As a horticulturalist no citizen has contri- 
buted more untiring study and labor to cultivate and popu- 
larize the best fruit and shade trees for Iowa, and the "Wealthy" 
apple, and the beautiful Catalpa, which he domiciled in Iowa, will 


be lasting monuments to his horticultural and aboreal labors." He 
was a member for many years, and for a long time Deacon of the 
Congregational Church; he d. Jan. 21, 1886. 


1. Charles H., b. in November, 1844 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Adele, b. June 11, 1854; d. December 11, 1870. 

Isaiah T., s. of Jonathan and Sarah (Taylor) Foster, b. in 
Hancock, Oct. 28, 1789, was a farmer and carriage maker at the 
"Concord End." He m. Nov. 18, 1812, Martha P. Hartwell. He 
was generally spoken of in his elder years as "Uncle T" ; he d. 
July 22, 1861 ; wid. d. Dec. 17, 1881. 


1. Martha J., b. April 24, 1813; d. in 1815. 

2. Isaiah W., b. May 15, 1815 ; m. first in May, 1844, Abby, dau. of 

William and (Codman) Hoyt, of Bradford; she d. August, 

1853, and he m. second, October 14, 1863, Etta, dau. of Asahel 
and Wealthy (Lucas) Dewey, of Turnbridge, Vt. ; was a car- 
penter and lived at Lower Village, but later rem. to Salem, 
where he d. November 11, 1879. He had two children by first 
marriage and one by last. 

3. William H., b. June 13, 1818; d. March 13, 1819. 

4. Charles H., b. March 23, 1820. (See) 

5. Eosina, b. November 14, 1822 ; d. September 19, 1825. 

6. Edward, b. January 24, 1825 ; was a machinist, and res. in Man- 

chester, St. John, N. B., Boston, Lynn, Marlboro, and Wor- 
cester, Mass. He m. first, in 1851, Deborah Clifford, who d. 
in 1852 ; he m. second, November 10, 1854, Mary E., dau. of 
John and Kesiah (Wade) Cole, of Eastport, Me., who d. 
August 5, 1892 ; he m. third, December 20, 1894, the wid. of 
his brother Isaiah W., and set. in Salem ; had five children by 
second marriage. 

7. Silas E., b. September 19, 1827 ; was employed by different rail- 

roads as track hand, and res. in H., Suncook, Lake Village, 
Canaan, Eumney, Woodsville and Bradford. He enlisted in 
the 18th N. H. Vols., and was mustered out in July, 1865 ; ret. 
to Bradford and worked on farm, until 1879, when rem. to 
Manchester. He m. November 26, 1847, Caroline S., dau. of 
James and Jane (Patten) Bumford of Alexandria. 


8. Lorina J., b. February 24, 1830 ; m. David K. Connor, a shoemaker 

of Manchester; he went to the Black Hills, in 1875, and was 
never heard of afterwards. They had three children ; she d. 
July 30, 1879. 

9. Sarah R., b. June 30, 1832 ; d. February 28, 1860. 

Charles H., third s. of Isaiah T., b. Mar. 23, 1820; m. Dec. 
25, 1841, Martha A., dau. of Eben and Martha (Mann) Sargent, 
b. May 21, 1822. He rem. to Antrim in 1855, but ret. to H. two 
years later and located on a farm about one mile north of Upper 
Village. He was a Captain of the militia; his w. d. April 10, 


1. Nathan C, b. April 17, 1842 ; m. December 13, 1863, Anna L. Dodge, 

b. in Antrim, February 15, 1844. 


1. Emma L., b. February 14, 1868. 

2. Charles W., b. February 2, 1870. 

3. Frances E., b. June 17, 1871. 

4. Myrta B., b. November 3, 1874 ; d. young. 

5. George L., b. March 16, 1877. 

6. Annabel, b. March 12, 1879. 

2. Thatcher B., b. March 24, 1844; enl. August 18, 1862, Co. G., 9th 

Beg. N. H. Vols. ; was in the principal battles of the Army of 
the Potomac ; taken prisoner at explosion of mine at Peters- 
burg, Va. ; discharged after two months, but d. on his way 
home at Annapolis, Md., November 2, 1864. 

3. Edward P., b. November 20, 1845 ; d. August 15, 1848. 

4. Martha E., b. June 21, 1848 ; m. January 1, 1864, Daniel L., s. of 

Lewis and Lucy (Peasley) Vickery. (See) 

5. Edward W., b. April 7, 1850; d. October 2, 1850. 

6. Leon G., b. December 20, 1851 ; d. February 20, 1852. 

7. Leon W., b. January 30, 1856 ; m. in June, 1878, Lillian A. Hosley 

of Nashua; they had one son, Leon T., b. May 9, 1879, in 

Nashua ; she d. and he m. second, Fanny V. ; rem. to 

Keene, where he d. April 30, 1907. 


Thomas, came from England and settled in Medford, Mass., 
in 1636. A descendant emigrated to Weathersfield, Conn., and 
about 1760 a branch of the family rem. from here to Wilmington, 
Vt. George Gilbert, s. of George and Lursus (Bridge) Fox, m. 


Julia M. Knight, and rem. to Boston, Mass.; res. also in New 
York City. 


1. Caroline A., b. in Wilmington, Vt., having a legal res. in Arlington, 

Mass., purchased a few years since the "Nat. Taylor" place on 
the road to the Centre, and improving the buildings makes it 
her summer residence. 

2. Alice M. 

3. Edith M. 


Abram, b. in Marblehead, Mass.; came to H. with the 
Marcys, and worked for them more or less; built a house at 
Bridge Village; was twice married, second wife a Towne. 
Buried in Church-Street cemetery. 


Dr. John Q. A., s. of Nathaniel and Phoebe (Wells) French 
was b. Feb. 5, 1828, in Salisbury, Mass.; ed. in the common 
schools and Tubbs Union Academy, Washington; studied 
medicine ; attended lectures at ' Medical College, New Haven, 
Conn.; set. in the practice of his profession at Washington in 
1855; rem. to H. Upper Village in i860, where he res. until his 
death. He m. Jan. 1, 1856, Cordelia J., dau. of Nathaniel G. and 
Asenath (Graves) Jones, of Washington. He was very success- 
ful in his practice. His w. d. Jan. 20, 1896; he d. April 22, 1906. 


1. Fannie G., b. October 2, 1856 ; d. March 7, 1892 ; unm. 

2. Mabel D., b. June 24, 1861 ; m. Frank E. Lull, of Washington ; d. 

July 19, 1894 ; no children. 

3. Carrie E., b. June 27, 1865 ; d. May 5, 1867. 

4. Eva M., b. November 6, 1867 ; m. February 3, 1896, Fred J. Temple. 

5. John M., b. January 18, 1881 ; eng. on B. & M. ; m. December 24, 
1902, Flora Dresser. 


1. Katherine M., b. February 19, 1903. 

2. Maurice D., b. May 14, 1904. 

3. Blanche M., b. November 24, 1906. 

4. Alice E., b. December 29, 1907. 

FULLER. 221 


Joshua, b. in Conn., Oct. 2, 1728; m. Joanna Taylor and 
settled in Surry, in 1764 or 1765. Among their children was 
Captain David, b. in Conn., and m. January 22, 1782. Elsie 
Gleason; he d. May 20, 1790, leaving children of whom David. 
Jr., b. in Gilsum, June 6, 1783, came to H. when 20 years of age, 
working out on a farm one season; then learned the shoemaker's 
trade; m. Jan. 6, 1806, Keziah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah 
(Parker) Kimball, of H., b. July 1, 1784; rem. to Francestown, 
where he carried on the shoemaking business, adding that of tan- 
ning and currying, ret. to H. after seven years, where he remained 
the balance of his life. His wife d. Feb. 23, 1864; he d. Nov. 8, 


1. David G., b. October 27, 1806 ; m. April 27, 1830, Jane, dau. of 
Josiah and Sally (Dean) Converse, of Amherst. In early life 
he was a noted hotel keeper in Utica and Rome, N. Y., and 
Washington, D. C, Richmond, Va., and other places. Later 
he did an extensive business as druggist in Concord, where 
he d. July 10, 1879. 


1. Sarah J., b. in Hooksett, June 25, 1836 ; m. Joseph Harlow, of 

Plymouth, Mass. 

2. Henry W., b. in Hooksett, June 30, 1838, grad. from Dartmouth 

College, 1857, at Dane Law School Harvard University, 
1859 ; enlisted as private, 1st Reg., N. H., three mos. Vols. ; 
commissioned 1st Lieutenant Co. I, April 30, 1861 ; after 
1st Reg. was mustered out he was commissioned Captain 
in the "Fighting Fifth" ; later was Lieut.-Colonel of the 
15th, then Colonel of the 33rd U. S. Colored troops ; finally 
breveted Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols. He remained in the service 
until 1866, when he settled in Boston, Mass. ; was a 
Republican in politics, and took an active interest in 
public affairs, serving in the Common Council in 1874 ; was 
Representative to the Legislature, 1875, 1876, 1877 and 
1879 ; member of the State Senate, 1880, 1881, and was 
appointed Judge of the Roxbury Court a few weeks before 
his death, April 7, 1885. He m. September 16, 1863, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Laban and Frances (Lewis) Beecher, of 
Boston. One s., Fred, b. March 23, 1872. 


3. George C, b. December 30, 1840, in Lowell, Mass. ; m. December 

31, 1861, Josie, dau. of Joseph and — (Shackford) French, 
of Concord, where she d. September, 1864; he d. in Con- 
cord, February 10, 1878. 

4. Ethelinda G., b. December 11, 1849, in Concord, where she d. 

March 5, 1857. 

2. Mark W., b. April 7, 1808, in Francestown, and came to H. with 

his parents in 1813 ; learned the trade of tanner with his 
father. He m. November 17, 1831, Sarah, dau. of William and 
Sally (Priest) Conn, and soon after settled at the Upper Vil- 
lage, where he carried on the business of a tanner and oper- 
ated a grist mill. He served the town as Selectman. At his 
death he left the town a bequest of two thousand dollars in 
consideration that the Fuller plot at Pine Hill Cemetery be 
given perpetual care by the town. ( See article on Fuller 
Public Library.) He d. in H. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Susan, b. April 24, 1840 ; d. December 13, 1859. 

3. John G., b. April 21, 1810. (See) 

4. William F., b. in Francestown, May 10, 1812 ; d. in H., November 

17, 1830. 

John G., s. of David and Keziah (Kimball) Fuller, was b. in 
Francestown, April 21, 1810, and came to H. when 3 years old 
with his parents. His only educational advantages were derived 
from the village school. He learned the trade of tanning and 
currying of his father, with whom he was afterwards associated 
in business. About 1850 a few calfskins which he had tanned and 
sold in Boston, were purchased by Mr. Stephen Wescott, a leather 
dealer of that city. They proved of such excellent quality that 
Mr. Wescott traced them back to the Fuller tannery, and sent a 
small number of green skins to< Mr. Fuller to tan. The result was 
satisfactory, and from this small beginning was developed a large 
business in tanning calfskins, the product becoming known as 
"Westcott Calf." Mr. Fuller gave constant employment to from 
fifteen to twenty men. To the business of tanning was added a 
few years later that of currying. Mr. Fuller was a man of 
marked executive ability, with a remarkable faculty for reading 
character and exerting an influence over men for their good. He 
allowed no obstacle to swerve him from the accomplishment of 

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his work. He was active in establishing the Valley Bank, now 
First National Bank of Hillsborough, and upon its organization 
he was chosen President, a position he held at the time of his 
death, which occurred very suddenly while he was on a business 
trip to Nashua, June 14, 1861. He m. Ann, dau. of Nathaniel and 
Betsey (Robbins) Jones, Sept. 27, 1814; she d. Aug. 22, 1865. 


1. Abbie A., b. December 4, 1834 ; m. in 1855, Stephen E. Westcott, of 



1. Everett Fuller, b. in Boston, in 1858 ; d. September 11, 1887. 

2. Edith, b. in Boston, December 3, 1870. 

2. Helen Marr, b. July 9, 1836 ; d. August 8, 1840. 

3. Wirt Ximeo, b. January 23, 1850 ; ed. at Philips Academy, Andover, 

Mass.; m. February 3, 1870, Addie A., dau. of George E. and 
Caroline Carter (Grant) Russell, of Boston, Mass., where 
they res. 


1. Wirt R., b. January 29, 1871 ; d. March 17, 1891. 

2. Addie May, b. in Eoxbury, Mass., April 28, 1874; m. June 6, 

1895, Dr. Harry Alderman; res. in East Lexington, Mass. 


Thomas, s. of William and Mary (Mellen) Gaddas, was b. 
in Newburyport, Mass., May 4, 1852; was educated in Amesbury, 
Mass.; came to H. in 1882; m. Oct. 17, 1885, Lula B., dau. of 
Charles A. and Helen M. (Chapman) Blanchard ; was a merchant 
at Bridge Village ; now in Newport. 


1. Sumner F., b. March 21, 1889. 

2. Eunice M., b. May 27, 1899. 

3. Wallace H., b. May 28, 1902. 


Hiram Jones, s. of Samuel and Eliza A. (Jones) Gage, and 
grandson of Richard and Betsey (Hutchinson) Gage, was b. in 
Washington, Aug. 30, 1844; m. Jan. 1, 1867, Elmina S., dau. of 


Amos and Zilpah (Sweet) Kidder, of East Washington. Res. in 
Washington, 1844-1870; Boston, Mass., 1870-1874; E. Washing- 
ton, 1874-1896; since then in H. 


1. Eugene C, b. June 13, 1871 ; m. January 1, 1895, Kate Gordon, b. 
February 14, 1871 ; she d. August 26, 18>95, and he m second, 
Alma, dau. of John W. and Ida E. (Ward) Jackman. 


1. Marjorie Arline. 

2. Carroll Eugene, b. in 1901. 


John, emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1740, his bro. 
William accompanying him or coming a little later. John m. Han- 
nah Page of Salem, Mass. ; this couple were the parents of three 
children, Hannah, John, William. 

William, s. of John and Hannah (Page) Gammell, b. in 
Boston. Mass., in 1750, attended school until he was fourteen, 
being for a part of the time Clerk in Boston Market. In 1764 
he rem. to Chelmsford, Mass., where he engaged in farming. 
Both his older brother and he were ardent patriots, and were 
present at the Battle of Bunker Hill. William was with the 
American army at Lake Champlain one winter, suffering severely 
from cold and hunger. In the spring the soldiers were dis- 
charged, and ordered to form into small companies, return to their 
homes in Boston and vicinity by different routes which ran 
through an almost unbroken wilderness," their sustenance con- 
sisting of such fish and game as they might capture on their way, 
with such provision as might be procured from an occasional 
settler met with in their dreary march. March 4, 1831, he was 
granted a pension of $40 a year. 

He had come to Hillsborough in 1773, having bought one 
hundred acres of land about one mile northeast of the centre of 
the town, paying Colonel Hill thirty pounds for the tract. He 
cleared a portion on "Gammell's Hill," boarding at the nearest 
house, now known as the "J ame s H. Jones place." Having neither 

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team nor plow with which to stir the ground, he dug up the earth 
as best he could between the rocks and stumps with a pick and 
sowed winter rye, and then returned to Massachusetts. While in 
the army he obtained a furlough to come to his new plantation in 
H. and harvest his grain. He m., in 1777, Thankful Keyes of 
Chelmsford, Mass., b. in 1753. He came to H. with his wife to 
live permanently in 1779, and the homestead he literally hewed 
out of the wilderness in the "days that tried men's souls" has 
remained in the family ever since. 

Mr. Gammell became blind in his old age, so he was unable 
to go about very much unattended. In this plight a favorite white 
gander, with almost, if not quite, human intelligence, came to his 
assistance, and guiding him by a string attached to its neck, the 
twain would take long walks and visit the neighbors. While Mr. 
Gammell was making one of his calls, the gander would patiently 
wait outside the door, and upon his reappearance and taking up 
the guide string would march proudly homeward, always accom- 
modating its gait to that of its companion. Mrs. Gammell d. 
April 28, 1828; he d. April 23, 1835. 


1. John, b. November 12, 1785. When 21 years old, with his few 
wordly possessions on his back, in company with two young 
men from Henniker, he walked to Boston to seek employment. 
He m. May 17, 1810, Ehoda, dau. of Joseph and Bettie Jones 
(Hadley) Robinson, of Lexington, Mass., and set. in East 
Lexington; she d. September 11, 1861; he d. October 1, 1866. 


1. John, Jr., b. January 12, 1812 ; m. Martha Lakin, of Lexington ; 

rem. to Chicago in 1870 ; wife d. in 1890. 


1. Frank; 2. Willie; 3. Emily. 

2. Eliza, b. August 21, 1813 ; d. January 14, 1848, unm. 

3. Franklin, b. May 29, 1815 ; m. 1839, Emily Andrews, of Charles- 

town, Mass.; d. February 22, 1842. 

v. CHILD. 

J. Franklin, b. ; lived with his mother in Boston and 

Jamaica Plain; prominent in Episcopal church. 

4. Eben, b. March 7, 1817 ; m. July 13, 1845, Elmira Wiley, of 

Charlestown ; she d. leaving two children, and he m. sec- 


ond, November 3, 1850, Mary A. Butterfield, Lexington; 
eight children by this marriage; he d. November 3, 1890. 
Children all d. in early life. 

5. Margaret, b. November 1, 1818 ; d. November 12, 1850, unni. 

6. Jonas, b. October 20, 1820 ; succeeded to his father's homestead 

in East Lexington ; was active in public affairs and held 
the offices of Selectman and member of School Board for 
many years ; d. April 14, 1873, unm. 

7. Lucy, b. January 1, 1822 ; d. December 23, 1889, unm. 

2. Lydia, b. ; d. about 1852, in Henniker. 

3. Betsy, b. in 1787 ; m. Amos Wood of Henniker, where she res. most 

of her life, but d. in Deering. 


1. Norman, b. in 1812 ; d. April 10, 1836, unm. 

2. Almira, b. 1815 ; d. March 7, 1853, unm. 

3. Franklin, b. in 1817 ; d. March 6, 1833, unm. 

4. Edmond, b. 1820; m. April 16, 1846, Mary B. Richardson, and 

set. in Deering. Was murdered in the summer of 1883, 
while riding from Bridge Village to his home. A neighbor 
was arrested for the crime, but died before the final trial. 

4. William, o. in 1778 ; m. in 1805, Deborah Wood, of Boston, b. in 

177'S. iSettled on County Road on a farm now occupied by 
John H. Grinnell. 


1. Harriet J., b. September 12, 1806 ; m. Lemuel Morse ; res. in H. 

and Deering. 

2. Abigail, b. November 16, 1808; m. William Walker, Woburn, 


3. Almira, b. February 11, 1811. 

4. Abiah, b. January 30, 1814. 

5. Caroline, b. in 1816; m. Joshua Reynolds; res. in Henniker 

and H. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Eliza C, res. in Woburn, Mass. 

6. Mathias, b. January i20, 1819 ; m. ; enlisted and d. in the army 

of the Civil War. 

7. William, b. November 20, 1822; m. March 10, 1852, Lydia 

Beckman, b. October 6, 1828, and succeeded to the home- 
stead on County Road, until he rem. to near Hull Prairie, 
O., where he d. May 13, 1894 ; wid. d. June 29, 1897. 




1. Jane, b. November 25, 1853 ; m. June 1, 1875, J. W. Vanne- 


2. William, Jr.. b. March 5, 1857. 

3. John Israel, b. May 28, 1860; d. May 12, 1895. 

(Were other children b. in Ohio.) 

5. Nancy, b. October 3, 1792; m. March 26, 1837, John Hartwell ; d. 

May 14, 1847. (See John Hartwell.) 

6. Rhoda, b. October 3, 1792 (twin) ; m. in November, 1847, John Hart- 

well ; she d. September 30, 1873. 

7. Samuel, b. September 3, 1794; m. first, December 27, 1836, Lucy, 

dau. of David and Mary (Quimby) Colby, of Henniker, b. 
March 29, 1805 ; d. October H6, 18139, and he m. second, April 
29, 1841, Achsah, dau. of Asa and Mehitable Curtis, of Wind- 
sor, b. October 11, 1806. He set. on his father's homestead ; 
wife d. December 5, 1872 ; he d. June 6, 1880. 


1. Edward P., b. October 14, 1839; d. June 26, 1842. 

2. Pliny F. (See) 

3. Lucy A., b. September 10, 1843. 

4. Clinton B., b. August 15, 1845; m. March 11, 1875, Euth Bur- 

bank, of Franklin, b. January 27, 1843 ; res. in Franklin 
from March 12, 1875, to March, 1878, when they came to 
H. and have res. at the Centre since. He has served as 
Deacon of the Congregational Church since 1881. 


1. Adopted October 2, 1880 : Jennie H. Hastings, b. in Bolton, 

P. Q., June 19, 1870 ; m. July 3, 1900, Rev. Charles T. 
Reekie, of Clinton, Mass. 

2. Adopted October 2, 1880 : Mary W., sis. of above, b. Janu- 

ary 25, 1873 ; m. May 16, 1900, Elberton E. Farrar. 

3. Adopted June, 1895 : Welcome G. Burbank, b. in Brome, 

P. Q., October 21, 1890; educated in Hillsborough, 
Mount Hermon, Mass., and Business College of Man- 
chester; he m. June 9, 1915, Alice M. French, of 
Manchester, where they res. 

5. Samuel C, b. October 6, 1848 ; m. June 4, 1874, Melinda B., dau. 

of Charles and Mahalah (Sweet) Burbank, of Sheldon, 
Vt. Set. on farm one mile east of Centre Village ; was 
Dea. of the Cong, church for over twenty years ; rem. to 
Henniker in 1901. 



1. Elwin M., b. January 16, 1876; m. September 14, 1904, 

Mabel G., dau. of Joseph J. and Mary (Gordon) Hun- 
tington, of Henniker, b. May 22, 1882; settled in Hen- 
niker, in 1904 ; ret. to Hillsborough Centre in 1910. 


1. Alice M., b. July 26, 1905. 

2. Lindley H.. b. December 20, 1906. 

3. Evelyn G., b. November 25, 1908. 

4. E. Freda, b. October 21, 1911. 

5. Helen A., b. June 2, 1913. 

6. Antoinette, b. May 4, 1915. 

7. Linda Grace, b. April 112, 1920 ; d. April 26, 19120. 

2. Myron C, b. April 14, 1879 ; d. May 3, 1888. 

3. Emily F., b. January 24, 1883. 

4. Howard C, b. May 1, 1887 ; res. in Henniker. 

5. Alice K., b. November 12, 1890; d. September 12, 1894. 

Pliny F., s. of Samuel and Achsah (Curtis) Gammell, b. 
Feb. 21, 1842; m. June 21, 1871, L. Amelia, dau. of I. Stearns and 
Lydia Davis, of Princeton, Mass., b. Dec. 25, 1848; she d. April 
13, 1899. 

Mr. Gammell enlisted in Company A., 7th Reg., N. H. Vols, 
in Civil War, Oct. 25, 1861. He was wounded at Fort Wagner, 
S. C, July 18, 1863; re-enlisted February 29, 1864; promoted to 
Corporal, December 17, 1864; discharged and mustered out July 
20, 1865, having with one exception, and that but a few days 
difference, served the longest term of any man in his regiment. 

He res. in Lowell, Mass., from Dec. 29, 1865, to June 21, 
1871, when he settled in Hillsborough; but rem. to Lowell, in 
Dec, 1872; ret. to H., in May, 1899, and has since res. at Centre 
Village. Children: Grace S. and Ledia M. ; both d. in childhood. 


Charles Benjamin, b. in Gloucester, Mass., Mar. 15, 1850, 
s. of Charles and Eleanor B. Gardner, is a lineal descendant of 
Thomas Gardner, the Puritan, who was one of a party who came 
from England in the ships "Charity" and "Fortune", to land at 
Cape Ann (Gloucester, Mass.) in 1623, where was founded the 



first permanent settlement in New England. Charles was educated 
in his native town, graduating from the High School at the age of 
fifteen, when he became a "printer's devil," which occupation he 
naively declares he has followed ever since — over fifty years. He 
m. second, June 29, 1893, Emma Louisa, dau. of Henry and Re- 
becca L. Simonds, of Hancock, b. June 5, i860. She was a lineal 
descendant of Gen. Francis Blood, of Temple, who served as a 
commissary general on the staff of Gen. George Washington in 
the Revolutionary army. She d. Jan. 12, 191 5. 

Mr. Gardner came to H., Feb. 1, 1884, to work as a printer 
in the office of the Hillsborough Messenger, where he continued 
for three years, when in company with C. W. Hutchins, who had 
previously disposed of his interest in the Messenger, he went to 
Antrim to work in the office of the Antrim Reporter. In 1893, 
he ret. to H., entered the employ of Mark M. Hadlev, at that time 
proprietor of the Messenger, and he remained in this office until 
June, 1906, when this veteran of the "art preservative" purchased 
the Smart printing office, and has since conducted the business 
under the name of the Gardner Printery. Two children by first 
marriage. He d. May 21, 1918. 


3. Eleanor Kebecca, b. August 30, 1899, who has the double distinc- 
tion of being descended from one of the most active of the 
founders of the earliest white settlement in New England and 
a noted officer in the struggle of the American colonists to 
wrest this country from the government of Great Britain. 


The ancestor of this family in New England, if not in 
America, was John Gay, who came from England and settled in 
Watertown, Mass., in 1630. He was made a freeman, May 6, 
1635, and was subsequently one of the founders of Dedham, 
Mass. ; was Selectman in 1654, and d. in that town, Mar. 4, 1688. 
His wife Joanna d. Aug. 14, 1691. They had eleven children: 
Samuel, Hezekiah, Nathaniel, Joanna, Eliezer, Abiel, Judith, 
John, Jonathan, Hannah and Elizabeth. 


II. Samuel, eldest s., was b. in Dedham, March 10, 1639 ; m. Novem- 

ber 23, 1661, Mary, dau. of Edward Bridge, Roxbury, Mass. 
He was Selectman in 1698, and d. April 15, 1718. Their sons 
were : Samuel, Edward, John, Hezekiah and Timothy. 

III. John, 3d s. of Samuel and Mary (Bridge) Gay, was b. June 25, 

1668, in Dedham, where he res. all of his life. He m. May 24, 
1692, Mary Fisher, who d. May 18, 1748 ; he d. June 17, 1758. 
Their children were: Mary, Mercy, John, Samuel, Margaret, 
Eliphalet and Ebenezer. 

IV. Eliphalet, 3d s. of John and Mary (Fisher) Gay, was b. in Ded- 

ham, September 24, 1706 ; he m. in Newton, where he lived a 
few years, Dorothy, dau. of Andrew and Susanna (Capen) 
Hall. He d. in Dedham. Children : Ephraim, Susanna, Lydia, 
Mehitable, Ebenezer, Eliphalet and Hepsibah. 

V. Ephraim, eldest s. of above couple, was b. in Newton, September 

13, 1734; m. in Dedham, September 29, 1758, Lois Fisher, b. in 
Walpole, Mass. They lived for some time in Attleboro, Mass., 
where ten of their children were born ; in 1780 rem. to New 
London, N. H., where he d. in March, 1817. Their children 
were : Eliphalet, William, Fisher, Ephraim, Seth, David, Asa, 
Stephen, Lois, Lydia and Eunice. 

VI. Fisher, 3d s. of Ephraim and Lois (Fisher) Gay, was b. in 1767; 

m. January 9, 1794, Mehitable, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah 
Parker) Kimball, b. December 9, 1773. Upon attaining his 
majority his mother presented him with a "freedom suit", 
made from a red blanket woven by her own hands and colored 
with hemlock bark, with buttons cut out of sole leather. With 
this suit for Sunday wear, his worldly possessions in a bundle 
on his back, he walked from Springfield, Mass., to Keene, N. 
BL, where he worked a year at the tanner's trade. In 1783 
he came to Hillsborough and securing possession of an acre 
of land near the brook that crosses the road from Bridge 
Village to the Centre not far from the present Gay homestead, 
he built him a house, using the upper story for a residence 
and the lower floor for a shop where he made shoes for the 
Boston market. In a few years his brother David assisted 
him, and with tanning leather and making shoes they did a 
thriving business for four years, when David sold his interest 
to Fisher and went to Maine. About forty young men served 
apprenticeships of longer or shorter duration with him. One 
of these, Samuel Kimball, not only learned the trade, but built 
the upper (Beed's) tannery at Lower Village, afterwards 
owned and occupied by David Fuller. Mr. Gay was for many 
years Deacon of the Baptist Church of Hillsborough. He d. 
September 11, 1853; wid. d. May 30, 1862. 

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1. Mehitable, b. June 24, 1797 ; m. James Ayre of Bradford ; she d. in 


2. Betsy P., b. July 13, 1802 ; m. Timothy Hartsborn of Amherst, b. 

May 29, 1793. She d. January 15, 1849, and he m. second, 
Mary H. Jackson of Manchester ; he d. October 25, 1868. 


1. Benjamin G. Hartshorn, b. in 1825 ; m. Ann Mitchell, Manches- 

ter ; d. in Cal. 

2. Hannah J., b. in 1828 ; d. January 4, 1869, unm. 

3. Edward B., b. — ; m. August 2>3, 18)62, Anna E. Baltzly, of 

New Philadelphia, N. Y. ; d. in Manchester, September 8, 

4. Juliette; m. May 2, 1855, Thomas K. Clement, of Mont Vernon. 

5. Viola John Hartshorn, A. B., Dartmouth College, I860, was a 

clergyman in Lawrence, Mass. 

6. Elizabeth, b. in 1837 ; d. in Amherst, in 1863. 

7. Timothy Newton, b. February 26, 1842. 

3. Gardner B., b. in 1803 ; m. Lucy Colby of Bradford ; res. in New 


4. Benjamin H., b. June 24, 1807. (See) 

5. Henry Newton, b. in 1814 ; m. in September, 1841, a dau. of Elijah 

and Aris (Bixby) Monroe, b. August 13, 1820. They had three 
daughters. He d. in October, 1892 ; wid. d. in 1909. 

6. Langdon F., b. in IS'19 ; m. ; wife d. April 18, 1900; he d. Decem- 

ber 14, 1900. 

Benjamin Holton, s. of Fisher and Mehitable (Kimball) 
Gay, was b. in H., June 24, 1807. He was a tanner, and for many 
years carried on the trade he had learned from his father. He 
finally gave up this occupation and settled on the farm which is 
still in possession of the family, and now known as "Maplewood 
Farm." It is situated about two and one-half miles from Hills- 
borough Bridge, near what is known as the "Centre," and now 
embraces about one hundred and sixty acres of land, although a 
considerable amount of outlying pasture and woodland is owned 
in connection with it. He m. Sept. 23, 1834, Ann Duncan, dau. 
of William and Margaret (Duncan) Stowe, b. Dec. 12, 181 1. He 
d. Jan. 9, 1880, aged seventy-three ; wid. d. Feb. 27, 1896. 


1. William E., b. July 18, 1835. (See) 

2. Charles C, b. January 21, 1837 ; d. July 3, 1860. 


3. Kobert Duncan, b. October 23, 1838 ; educated in the schools of the 
town and Henniker Academy ; in 1(859, with only ten dollars 
in his pockets, he went to Boston to seek his fortune. He was 
employed in a woolen store for nearly three years, when he 
became a member of the firm of W. B. Ellis & Co., but in 1869, 
rem. to 'Manchester and engaged in the provision business for 
sometime, and then ret. to Boston, where he remained until 
1875, when he ret. to Manchester and built up a good business 
as dealer in upholstery, drapery, paperhangings, curtains, etc. 
(Mr. Gay was a member of Lafaj-ette Lodge of Masons, Pilgrim 
Fathers, and Amoskeag Grange, P. of H. In the last-named 
order he was an enthusiastic worker for many years. He was 
Master and Lecturer of Amoskeag Grange, and a member of 
the executive committee of the State Grange. He m. Decem- 
ber 18, 1862, Julia F. Blanchard, of Washington. Mr. Gay d. 
at the old home in H. ; his last illness, the result of a fall, 
received while attending a meeting of the Pomona Grange at 

A. Margaret Ann, b. October 2„ 1843 ; d. July 11, 1858. 

5. Ellen Maria, b. October 25, 1846; d. September 18, 1853. 

William Edwin, eldest s. of Benjamin H. and Ann D. 
(Stow) Gay, was b. July 18, 1835, and excepting two years as 
clerk in Boston, he res. all of his life on the farm where he was 
born. Mr. Gay devoted his life to the cultivation and improve- 
ment of his farm, following the most approved methods in dairy- 
ing and fruit culture, as the leading specialties. He kept about 
thirty cows, mostly Jerseys, and produced as high as four 
thousand pounds of butter a year, which commanded the highest 
market price on account of its superior quality. When he was 
able to- dispose of his milk to customers in town he abandoned 
butter making and shifted his Jersey cows for those of the Ayr- 
shire breed. Perhaps his greatest satisfaction was in fruit cul- 
ture, and he raised in abundance many varieties of apples, pears, 
plums, peaches, apricots and grapes, having as many as thirty 
varieties of the last-named. He not only took pains in raising 
fruit, but he exercised the best care and greatest good judgment 
in harvesting, sorting and marketing his products, winning a 
reputation in this respect which brought him the highest prices in 
the market. If meeting with great success in his dairying and 
fruit culture, Mr. Gay did not neglect his other lines of farming, 
and his acres of growing corn and potatoes were the admiration 


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of his townsmen, while it was not unusual for him to harvest 
seventy- five tons of hay in a single season, while his neat stock 
numbered often seventy- five heads. 

With its attractive surroundings Maplewood became a 
popular resort for summer boarders, and so numerous did these 
become that in 1892 a separate house, with rooms for the accom- 
modation of thirty or more people was built near the farm house. 

While interested in public affairs, Mr. Gay never sought an 
office, though he was three years a member of the board of Select- 
men. He was a charter member of Valley Grange, P. of H., of 
Hillsborough, being a valued worker, giving his best efforts to* the 
upbuilding of the order. It has been said of him : "He was a man 
of strong moral convictions, careful, methodical, unusually ener- 
getic and a model farmer. Perhaps no man in the entire history 
of the town did more for agriculture than he." 

Mr. Gay m. Mar. 17, 1861, Mary J., dau. of Elijah ani 
Mary (Friend) Blanchard, b. in Washington, Oct. 27, 1836. 


1. Ellen M., b. June 18, 1862 ; m. November 26, 1881, Charles Morgan, 

a farmer who res. near Maplewood. 


1. Frank H., ; 2. Mary ; 3. Marietta A. ; 4. Annabel ; 5. Edith M. ; 
6. Helen (twin of Edith) ; 7. Walter E. ( 

2. Frank D. (See) 

3. Walter E. (See) 

4. Julia M., b. December 3, 1868 ; a graduate of Colby-Union Academy, 

New London, to continue her studies in special lines in Boston 
and Chicago universities for two years ; was Superintendent of 
Schools in Dundee, 111. ; which position she filled for six years, 
being the first woman to hold a position of that kind in the 
country ; has been Preceptress at Colby Academy, New Lon- 
don, for the last ten years. 

5. Lisabel, b. March 1, 1877 ; a graduate of Dundee school, and the 

Plymouth State Normal School ; was a successful teacher at 
Eock Springs, Wyoming, for ten years and for the past few 
years has been Supervisor of Music in Dundee, Illinois, public 

6. Ethel A,, b. April 6, 1880, grad. from Memorial Hospital, Nashua, 

N. H., and afterwards practised nursing in Nashua until her 
m. to B. D. Peaslee, M. D., June 15, 1919. 


Frank Duncan, s. of William E. and Mary J. (Blanchard) 
Gay, b. July 27, 1865; m. May 21, 1896, Mabel Wyman. He re- 
mained on the homestead until his marriage, when he rem. to 
Bridge Village, where he served the town as road agent for ten 
years, was Deputy Sheriff twelve years, represented his town at 
State Legislature for two terms and was instrumental in getting 
the Contoocook Valley Road bill passed. He has since served as 
"Door Keeper" in Senate. 

Walter Ellis, s. of William E. and Mary J. (Blanchard) 
Gay, was born on the ancestral homestead, Feb. 9, 1867. He was 
educated in the common schools of Hillsborough. For ten years 
he was engaged in business in Manchester with his uncle, Robert 
D. Gay, in the upholstering business, but returned home upon his 
father's decease and his brother's removal, and has since that time 
managed the farm. In addition to that he deals extensively in 
live stock and makes a specialty of apple growing, his orchard 
being one of the largest in town. He is a member of the Ridgely 
Lodge, No. 74, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Manches- 
ter. He married, Oct. 5, 1903, Wilhelmina Pundt, b. in Dundee, 
111., Dec. 25, 1875, dau. of John and Mary (Matz) Pundt, of 
Carpentersville, 111. 

VI. Seth, 5th s. of Ephraimjand Lois (Fisher) Gay, b. about 1770, in 

Attleboro, Mass., who came to Deering prior to 1800. He m. 
Betsy Clement. 

VII. Albert, s. of Seth and Betsy (Clement) Gay, was b. in Deering, 

November 28, 1822; m. Abigail E., dau. of John P., and Abigail 
(Manning) Richardson, b. November 20, 1840; he d. Septem- 
ber 23. 1880: wid. d. October 6,, 1900. 


1. George W., b. October 5, 1861 ; m. February 17, 1887, Katie M. 

Pratt of Fitchburg, Mass., dau. of Thomas Averill ; he d. 
April 20, 1916; wid. d. June 24, 1916. No children. 

2. Scott, I., b. April 9, 1865; m. September 30, 1901, Queenie Black; 

she d. November 25, 1909. No children. 

3. Mary J., b. December 20, 1869 ; m. April 18, 1S91, Herbert C. Hunt. 

No children. 



Aaron, s. of Nathaniel and Apphia (Moore) George, was b. 
in Greenfield, Oct. 7, 1803 ; m. in April, 1827, Mary N., dau. of 
Benjamin and Abigail (George) Moody, of Landaff, b. May 15, 
1 801 ; was a blacksmith ; lived in Hancock and Antrim two years 
each, and came to H. in 1831 ; set. at Upper Village where he 
worked at his trade for a few years, and then bought the Houston 
farm on Sulphur Hill, where he lived until 1847, when he rem. to 
Chelmsford, Mass., where his w. d. Sept. 7, 1870; he d. July 6. 


1. Mary M., b. February 14, 1828, at Hancock ; d. December 26, 1844. 

2. Caroline A., b. August 26, 1829, at Antrim ; ed. in Hillsborough and 

Nashua, to become a successful teacher, following the vocation 
for twenty-three years. Was Principal of the South Wor- 
cester, Mass., Grammar School. 

3. Orra A., b. May 15, 1835; m. Charles W. Flint, of No. Chelmsford. 


4. William M., b. May 8, 1837; d. May 24. 1855. at No. Chelmsford. 


Am mi M., s. of Nathaniel and Apphia (Moore) George, was 
b. in Greenfield, Apr. 21, 1811; came to H. about 1831, and 
worked blacksmithing with his brother Aaron at the Upper Vil- 
lage; then at the Lower Village; m. in i83i(?) Eliza, dau. of 
Joseph and Sally (Doack) Bickford; rem. to Nashua in 1845; 
thence to Bennington, where he d. Nov. 5, 1883 ; wid. d. Aug. 17, 


1 B. Frank, b. April 17, 1833; went to Nashua with his parents in 
1845; ed. in common schools and Norwich University; was a 
civil engineer ; m. June 6, 1856, Joanna E., dau. of William S. 
and Mary (Morey) Johnson, of Nashua; res. in Bennington; 
d. September 2, 1911. 

2. Sarah E., b. in October, 1836 ; d. in Nashua, in December, 1852. 

3. Mary E., b. January 19, 1843 ; unm. 


Joseph Gerry, spelled Garey on the old records, came here 
from Stoneham, Mass, about 1778. He was b. June 27, 1755, and 


had served in the War of the Revolution before set. in H. on the 
farm since occupied by S. Clark Kimball. He m. Ruth Nichols, 
who d. May 19, 1840; he d. Feb. 11, 1843. 


1. Joseph, Jr., b. March 13, 1776; d. December 22, 1797. 

2. John, b. April 14, 1778. (See) 

3. Betsy, b. November 22, 1784 ; d. April 22, 1795. 

4. Susannah, b. May 8, 1790 ; m. March 15, 1807, Benjamin Kimball, 

2d. (See) 

5. Euth, b. December 25, 1792 ; d. March 13, 1813. 

John, s. of Joseph and Ruth (Nichols) Gerry, b. April 14, 
1778; m. Mar. 15, 1804, Betsy, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Booth) Sargent; was a farmer and lived on the homestead of 
his father; wife d. Mar. 2, 1849; he d. Dec. 19, 1857. 


1. Joseph, b. January 20, 1805 ; shoemaker and lived at Bridge Vil- 

lage ; m. May 19, 1836, Jane Gove, of Deering ; he d. March 11, 
1885 ; wid. d. September 25, 1895. 


1. Elizabeth S., b. October 23, 1840; m. October 18, 1898, Emoiy 
W. Grandy; d. at Windsor, July 8, 1908. 

2. Sarah, b. August 24, 1807 ; m. Ira W. Ladd. 

3. John, Jr., b. October 2, 1809 ; m. first, Lucy A. Sturtevant, who d. 

December 24, 1855, aged 38 years, 10 mos. ; he m. second, Mary 

A. , who d. October 9, 1890, aged 90 years ; he d. September 

4, 1872. Lived on farm adjoining his father's and since oc- 
cupied by Charles Taylor. 


1. John T., b. October 23, 1843; educated in the common schools 
and at Dartmouth College as a civil engineer ; rem. to 
Burlington, la., in 1867 ; was general manager of different 
railroads and res. at Kulo. Neb., Portland, Ore., Tyler, 
Tex., Savanna, 111., and Burlington, la., where he d. 
November 13, 1893. He m. at Chicago, 111., March »1, 
1867, Alma E., dau. of Benjamin and Martha (Childs) 
Colby, who d. at Burlington, la., June 3, 1901. 

v. CHILD. 
1. Julia L., b. December 15, 1868; m. George Boeck, at Bur- 
lington, la. 


4. Betsy, b. August 29, 1811 ; m. Milton Ruggles, of Windsor, Vt. 

5. Alvin, b. May 7, 1813; m. Lavihia Carr. 

6. Euth, b. May 7, 1815 ; m. Hamilton Melendy. 

7. Elbridge, b. April 16, 1817 ; m. April 9, 1847, Mary C, dau. of Buius 

and Susan L. (Torrey) Jeffords, of Dixfield, Me. He served 
in 1st Mass. Cavalry during the Civil War ; res. at Wenharn, 
Blackstone and Milford, Mass. 


1. Eufus J., b. in Wenham, Mass., August 19, 1847 ; d. September 

14, 1851. 

2. Elbridge W., b. in Wenham, Mass., May 13, 1851. 

3. Albert W., b. in Wenham, November 4, 1853. 

4. Chester J., b. in Wenham, May 2, 1856. 

5. Ella M., b. in Blackstone, Mass., May 29, 1858. 

6. Augusta J., b. in Milford, Mass., May 15, 1862. 

7. Susie T., b. in Milford, April 27, 1867. 

8. Frank J., b. in Milford, May 10, 1869 ; d. in infancy. 

8. Harriet, b. October 30, 1818 ; d. January 7, 1840. 

9. Albert, b. July 19, 1820 ; went "West", where he married. 


Samuel, a Scotchman, was b. in Ireland in 1693 or 1694. He 
was m. in Boston, Aug. 30, 1733, to Ann MacAfee. Probably- 
soon after they rem. to that part of Litchfield, which has since 
been included in the town of Merrimack. He was the leader of 
the first settlement of H., in 1741. She came to H., or No. 7 as 
the settlement was known, in the autumn of the same year. At 
the breaking out of the Cape Breton war, in 1745, and fresh in- 
dications of Indian troubles, he, with his companions, left in 1746. 
He d. in Litchfield, Sept. 4, 1779; she d. Jan. 23, 1783 or 1784. 


1. William, b. April 4, 1735 ; d. unm. at sea soon after 1756. 

2. James, b. May 22, 1736; m. Isabella McLaughlin. (See) 

3. Samuel, b. August 24, 1737; m. Elizabeth Stewart. 

4. John, b. April 2, 1739; m. Elizabeth McMullin. (See) 

5. Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1/741, the first girl b. in H. ; m. Lieut. John 

McColley. (See) 

6. Martha, b. August 17, 1743; m. John Stewart, Jr. 

7. Daniel, b. December 16, 1744; m. Margaret McQuigg. (See) 

8. Eebecca, b. ; alive in 1774, but no further record. 

9. Matthew, b. ; m. Elizabeth McClary. 


James, s. of Samuel and Ann (MacAfee) Gibson, b. May 23, 
1736; m. Isabella McLaughlin, dau. of John and Mary McLaugh- 
lin, of Bedford, in 1779. He was the soldier from H. in Captain 
Baldwin's company, at Bunker Hill, who helped to bear him 
wounded from the field ; transferred to Captain Moore's com- 
pany, then served in Captain Emery's company, Colonel Baldwin's 
regiment; in Captain Ford's company, Col. Moses Nichols' regi- 
ment. They had a dau. Isabella who was alive in 1784. 

John, s. of Samuel and Ann (MacAfee) Gibson, b. April 2, 
1739; m. Elizabeth McMullin, b. in 1744; d. in Feb., 1835, aged 
91 years ; he d. in 1825. 


1 Mary, b. September 7, 1770 ; d. unm. 

2. John, Jr., b. September 6, 1772; m. first, Sophia Preston; m. sec- 

ond, Elizabeth Ellsworth. (See) 

3. Martha, b A.ugust 2, 1774; d. in Haverhill, in 1855. 

4. Elizabeth, b. August 29, 1776 ; m. Crocker. 

5. William, b. December 12, 1778; m. Rachel Gibson. (See) 

6. Rebecca, b. February 28, 1781 ; d. January 16, 1871, unm. 

7. Daniel, b. October 24, 1783 ; went to Jamestown, N. Y. Had three 


8. Samuel, b. October 17, 1785 ; unm. 

Daniel, s. of Samuel and Ann (MacAfee) Gibson, b. Dec. 
16, 1744; m. Margaret, dau. of John and Mildred (Lawson) 
McQuigg. He moved to Windsor, where he d. in 1837 or 1838. 
She d. in Windsor, aged 96 years. He served in Rhode Island in 
Capt. James Bowman's company, Col. Moses Nichols' regiment, 
from Aug. 2.J, 1778. 


1. Mildred, b. October 14, 1772; m. May 2, 1793, John Curtice. 

2. Rebecca, b. in 1774; m. Samuel Preston, Jr. 

3. James, b. January 7, 1776; m. Lydia Campbell. 

4. Daniel, b. in 1778 ; d. unm. 

5. Mary, b. 1780; m. May 30, 1797, Gideon Knowlton. 

6. Ann, b. in 1782. 

7. William, b. in 1788 ; d. unm. in Wilton, October 2, 1875. 

GIBSON. 239 

John, Jr., s. of John and Elizabeth (McMullin) Gibson; m. 
first, Sophia Preston; m. second, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and 
Lucy (Lowell) Ellsworth, b. Aug. 15, 1783, in Rowley (?), Mass., 
d. in 1825. 


1. John, b. June 19, 1798. 

2. Nancy, b. September 28, 1799 ; m. John Phelps, of Woburn, Mass. 

3. Eeuben, b. July 10, 1801. 

4. Hannah, b. July 4, 1803 ; m. first, Edward Johnson, Burlington, 

Mass. ; m. second, Amos Flint, Jr., Francestown. 

5. William, b. November 21, 1805 ; d. April 28, 1878. 

6. Elizabeth A., b. February or July 171, 1(820; m., first, December 29, 

1841, Caleb Knight, of Bradford; m. second, February 1, 1855, 
Emery Bailey, of Sutton. , 

7. Nathaniel, b. July 19, 1821 ; m. first, in November, 1846, Elizabeth 

Knight, of Sutton; m. second, in February, 1870, Augusta 
Johnson, of Sutton ; rem. to No. Woburn, Mass. 

8. 'Charlotte b. July 2, 1823; m. Oct. 4, 1848, Benjamin Carter, of 

Burlington, Mass. 

9. Mary M., b. April 25, 1825; m. John Whitcomb, Boston, Mass.; she 

d. March 2, 1850. Four children by second m. 

William, s. of John and Elizabeth (McMullin) Gibson; m. 
his cousin Rachel, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth (McClary) 
Gibson, of Newbury, Vt., b. in Francestown, in 1781 ; d. April 
20, 1,867. 


1. Barzella, b. October 31, 1807 ; m. Lucy McColley. 

2. Caroline, b. August 8, 1810 ; m. Clark H. McColley. 

3. Catherine, b. October 25, 1815 ; d. in 1821. 

Captain Samuel, s. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stewart) 
Gibson, b. in Merrimack, July 18, 1764. He m. first, Margaret, 
dau. of Capt. James and Jane (Stark) McColley, b. in 1770; d. 
April 1, 1792; m. second, April 3, 1793, Mary, dau. of James 
Miller, b. Mar. 23, 1766; d. Mar. 27, 1832; he m. third, Feb. 27, 
1834, Mrs. James (Griffin) Grimes, wid. of James Grimes. (See 
Samuel T. Gibson.) 


1. Margaret, b. July 1, 1793; m. March 22, 1825, Capt. Alpheus, s. of 
Josiah and Charlotte (Keep) Crosby ; d. July 25 or Aug. 24, 


2. Catherine, b. September 24, 1794; m. April 2, 1823, Alexander 

31cCoy of Antrim ; he d. September 25, 1874, aged 89 years. 
She d. September 18. 1866. 

3. Mary, b. December 31, 1796; d. March 17, 1820, unm. 

4. Samuel, b. June 29, 1798; m. February 8, 1831, Lurain T., dau. of 

Capt. Isaac Smith, b. February 22, 1802 ; d. August 30, 18t»8. 
He d. November 3, 1852. 


1. Mary S-, b. October 20, 1831; m. first, December 31, 1852, Kufus 

D. Bruce ; he d. August 16, 1864 ; m. second, February 12, 
1872, Harry H. Bragg. 


1. Anna S.. b. December 31, 1853; m. August 23, 1883, Frank 

C. Fox of Boston. No children. 

2. Dana R., b. October 29, U867 1 ; m. March 22, 1885, Nellie E., 

dau. of Solon and Lizzie (Gove) Goss. 

3. Lurain M., b. March 29, 1860 ; d. May 28, 1860. 

4. Josie L., b. April 7, 1862 ; d. August 17, 1864. 

2. Ann E., b. June 7, 1833 ; m. first, December 10, 18'61, Joseph S. 

Cook ; m. second, May 16, 1880, Charles E. Mason. 


1. Samuel Gibson, b. June 22, 1867 ; m. December 25, 1892, 
Lilliette Foster. They had a son Handel D. Cook, b. 
August 15, 1894, who was a musician. 

3. Samuel T., b. September 3, 1834 ; d. at Fort Snelling, Minn., 

December 30, 1862, unm. Sergt. Gibson was sworn into 
Co. H., 6th Regiment, Minn. Vols., August 14, 1862, and 
was engaged in the Indian uprising near the massacre of 
New Ulrn. He was a young man of marked integrity and 
heroism; Mason; went to Rochester, Minn., in 1858; is 
buried at Pine Hill cemetery ; one of the many sons of 
Hillsborough who gave his life for his country. 

5. John, b. February 1, 1799 ; d. January 27, 1833, unm. 

6. Nancy, b. October 1, 1800; m. October 21, 1827, Charles E. Champ- 

ney of Antrim; d. August 13, 1829. 

7. Rodney, b. June 24, 1802; m. Minerva, dau. of Luke Hosley. (See) 

8. Eliza, b. April 24, 1804; d. July 16, 1805. 

9. Louisa, b. August 30, 1806 : m. James, s. of Alexander McClintock. 

Rodney, s. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stewart) Gibson, b. in 
H., June 24, 1802; m. in 1830, Minerva Hosley, of Berlin, N. Y., 
b. Sept. 12, 1813. He d. Feb. 28, 1854. 

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1. Charles, b. October 1, 1831; m. Emily C. Barnes, of H., November 

27, 1856 ; he d. November 16, 1901. 


1. Walter C, b. May 1, 1859 ; m. May W. Knowles, Concord, Feb- 

ruary 27, 1890. 

2. Kate L., b. August 22, 1862 ; m. George E. Wyman, November 

30, 1887 ; d. April 25. 1914. 

3. Lottie M., b. October 31, 1864 ; m. Walter C. Hartwell, Boston, 

Mass., December 31, 1889. 

2. John P., b. September 4, 1835 ; m. first, Almira S. Brown, of Wind- 

sor, in 1860 ; m. second, Eva A. Gilman, of Goshen, in Decem- 
ber, 1879 ; m. third, Mrs. Mary A. Proctor, of Stoddard. He d. 
August 6, 1891. (See) 

3. Harvey B., b. September 4, 1837 ; m. Lottie Armitage, Indianapolis, 

Ind., in December, 1863. 

4. Elizabeth A., b. September 10, 1843 ; m. Arland Muntoe, Griggsville, 

111., October 12, 1865 ; d. in March, 1902, at Whiting, Kan. 

5. Samuel Scott, b. September 18, 1818; m. Winnifred Rafter, of 

Whiting, Kan. 

John P., s. of Rodney and Minerva (Hosley) Gibson, b. 
Sept. 16, 1835 ; m. first, Oct. 1, 1877, Elmira S. Brown, b. Aug. 20, 
1840, dau. of William and Mary (Atwood) Brown; m. second, 
Eva A. Gilman, who d. Dec. 15, 1884; m - third, Mrs. Mary A. 
Proctor, Dec. 7, 1886. For several years in early life Mr. Gibson 
was engaged as fireman on the Northern Railroad ; later he 
worked in a currier shop at Lower Village. He then rem. to An- 
trim, where he lived on a farm for six years, to return to H. and 
open a grocery store in the building previously occupied by F. M. 
Blood and later by Brooks K. Webber as a law office. Continued 
in this business until his death, Aug. 20, 1891. Served the town 
as selectman several years and was postmaster from 1885 until 
his decease. 


1. Josetta A., b. July 15, 1861; d. August 24, 1872. 

2. Harry S., b. June 15, 1863 ; d. January 30, 1871, in Antrim. 

3. Fred J. (See) 

4. Walter Scott, b. April 8, 1877; m. Rose Fraser ; res. in Manchester. 


Fred J., s. of John P. and Elmira S. (Brown) Gibson, b. 
June 28, 1865; m. Nov. 26, 1891, Carrie M., dau. of Hosea and 
Mary A. (Thompson) Proctor. He succeeded to his father's 
business, and has been postmaster since 1892. 


1. Bernice M., b. February 18, 1893. 

2. Maurice J., b. September 1, 1894; d. September 30, 1894. 

3. Marion A., b. October 5, 189(5. 

4. Ruth M., b. December IS, 1899. 

Samuel, often called "Devil Sam" to distinguish him from 
others of the same name, b. probably in Francestown, Aug. 24, 
1800; d. May 14, 1858, from injuries received by the caving in 
of an embankment. He m. Nov. 15. 1832, Cyrina George, b. 
Feb. 3, 1815. 


1. Jane, b. June 29, 1834; m. August 29, 1853, Simon Perkins. 

2. Samuel, b. February 9, 183G ; d. .March 16, 1839. 

3. Mary, b. March 15, 1838; m. April 4, 1857, Ira C. Hardy. 

4. Armenia, b. August 25, 1840; m. April 4, 1857, Rufus C. George. 

5. Samuel O., b. May 10, 1841; m. Ellen McQuestion, May 31, 1868. 


6. David, b. August 24, 1842; in. August 24, 1864, Nancy M. Travis 

of Deering; d. May 16, 1879. 

7. Julia A., b. February 23, 1844; m. November 6, 1862, Jerry Hall. 


8. Nathaniel, b. May 26, 1845. 

9. Fanny W., b. July 28, 1847 ; d. August 22, 1853. 

10. Kindrick, b. February 12, 1850; d. August 29, 1853. 

11. Sarah F., b. September 26, 1853; m. January 1. 1877, Edgar M. 

Wilkins. (See) 

Samuel O., s. of Samuel (Devil Sam) and Cyrina (George) 
Gibson, b. May io, 1841. He enlisted Aug. 29, 1862, in Com- 
pany D, nth Reg. of N. H. Vols.; wounded at Fredericksburg, 
Va., Dec. 13, 1862. He was appointed corporal; wounded at 
Cold Harbor, Va., June 2, 1864, and at Petersburg, Va., June 
16, 1864, from which wounds he lost his right hand and forearm; 
discharged June 3, 1865. Some years after the war he built up 
a large practice as veterinary surgeon at the Lower Village. He 
m. May 31, 1868, Ellen McQuestion. 



1. Willie 0., b. March 5, 1869 ; m. Julia Adams. Their children were : 
Harry S., b. July 2, 1896; d. February 7, 1903; Forrest E., 
b. March 10, 1898. 


Among the honored and oldest families named in town is 
that of Gilbert, of Saxon origin, denoting a clear pledge, said 
to have been made by a knight of old to his lady love. The rec- 
ords of the family reach back to its home in Devon through 
several centuries of church, state and educational affairs in Great 
Britain. Gilbert de Gaunt came here with William the Conqueror 
in 1060. A descendant joined the Crusaders in n 15, and one of 
his sons was Thomas a Becket. A biographer of the family has 
well said: "A Gilbert was treasurer of the Lincoln Cathedral in 
1215; another was Arch-deacon of Stow in 1240; Bishop of 
London in 1414; Otho Gilbert was high sheriff of Devonshire in 
1475. Sir Humphrey Gilbert was born in 1539, and in conjunc- 
tion with his brothers, Sir John, Sir Adrien, and Sir Walter, the 
four pursuing their studies under the same roof with the en- 
thusiasm of great minds, became valiant and well experienced in 
nautical affairs. To Humphrey and Walter Raleigh is ascribed 
the honor of laying the foundation of the trade and naval power 
of Great Britain." 

At this period, the latter half of the 16th century, there were 
living within and about the County of Devonshire a truly wonder- 
ful race of men. Foremost among these were the Raleighs, 
Gilberts, Drakes, Fortesques, Carews, Champernons, Grenvilles, 
Georges and several others of almost equal note that might be 
mentioned. Descendants of one-half of these were with the early 
comers to Hillsborough, all speaking well of the associations with 
Colonel Hill. 

Sir Humphrey Gilbert perished at sea, Sept. 9, 1583, his 
vessel, the Squirrel, going down in a violent storm. He was last 
seen sitting in the stern, with an open book in his hand, and his 
last words are said to have been, "We are just as near Heaven on 
sea as on land." A grandson of this noble man, also named 
Humphrey, was the ancestor of our family. In 1650 he bought 


one hundred acres of land near the line of Wenham, Mass. He 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel Kilham or Kellom, and they had four 
children, one son and three daughters. This son, named John, m, 
and had four sons. 


1. John, Jr., m. Martha Dodge and settled in Gloucester, Mass., in 

1704. This couple had at least two sons, William and Jona- 
than, men of note, the latter dying in 1800, aged 86 years, 
while he had a s. who died in 1836, aged 86 years. 

2. Daniel, m. Elizabeth Porter, and settled in Marblehead, Mass. 

3. Benjamin, m. Estha Perkins, and settled in Brookfield, Mass. 

4. Joseph, m. first, Mary Coggswell ; m. second, Elizabeth Whipple. 

He was living in Littleton, Mass., in 1748 ; will probated 
April. 1, 1763. His first wife was the mother of three chil- 


1. John, m. Sarah Cummings. 

2. Samuel, a captain in Colonel Prescott's Seventh Reg. at 

Bunker Hill. 

3. Mary. 

4. Elizabeth, m. Aaron Stratton. 

5. Daniel. 

6. Joseph, Jr., b. 1751. (See) 

7. Abigail Haynes. 

Joseph, Jr., s. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Whipple) Gilbert; 
b. in 1 75 1 ; m. Sarah Robbins, b. in 1751. He was first lieutenant 
in his brother's company at Bunker Hill; he d. in 1777; wid. d. in 
Hillsborough, Nov. 25, 1828. 


1. John, b. in Littleton, Mass. (See) 

2. Pattee, b. September 27, 1776; m. first, January 15, 1801, Joseph 

Harwood; m. second, December 16, 1819, William Willard; d. 
March 9, 1860. 


1. Mary Wilder Harwood, b. December 4, 1802; m. January 17, 
1828, Steadman Willard; d. December 26, 1877. 



1. Alma Harwood Willard, b. August 28, 1S28; m. June 23, 

1864, George Kendall. 

2. Mary Almeda Willard, b. May 11, 1831 ; d. October 23, 


3. Steadman Alfred Willard, b. February 21, 1834 ; m. Janu- 

ary 29, 1865, Annette Putnam. 

4. Lydia S. Willard, b. December 15, 1837 ; m. May 15, 1862, 

William G. Barrows. 

2. Joseph Gilbert Harwood, b. July 27, 1804; m. Fletcher, 

and settled in California ; five children. 

3. John Alfred Harwood, b. March 27, 1807 ; d. August 13, 1810. 

4. Nancy Elvira Harwood, b. March 17, 1810; d. July 16, 1810. 

John, Sen., b. in Littleton, Mass., Aug. 21, 1773, came to 
H. in 1797, upon the invitation of his Uncle Robbins. accom- 
panied by his widowed mother, his young wife, Susan Pollard, b. 
Oct. 3, 1773, dau. of Benjamin Pollard, formerly of Billerica, 
Mass., but then living in Greenfield. This John bought half an 
acre of land near the Centre of Peter and Samuel Robbins for 
fifty dollars. To this meagre homestead he added, as he was able 
to buy, additional acres, until he was the possessor of nearly one 
hundred and seventy-five acres in town and the owner of a house. 
He had bought a tract of lowland of the Barnes estate, the Board- 
man lot, and a pasture from the Squire Johnson farm. He had 
a tall, rugged form, was a blacksmith as well as farmer, and plied 
his craft, whenever he could, in a shop he had built. The Rev. 
Harry Brickett, in his sketch of him, says : "He was noted for his 
strong good sense and even temperament. He early abolished the 
rum jug from his field, was an active member of the Congrega- 
tional Church, and the only Whig in the Village. He foretold the 
Civil War; saw his own townsman, Franklin Pierce, President; 
witnessed the introduction of railroads, the telephone, postage 
reduced to three cents a letter; the journey of two days to Boston 
shortened to five hours ; and shoe nails so laboriously produced 
from his forge in his younger days turned out by the hundred 
weight." His wife d. Feb. 10, 1850; he d. March 30, 1857, his 
life filled with respect. 



1. Joseph, b. January 10, 1799 ; m. Alvira Moore, of Marlborough, 

Mass.; he d. September 27, 1836; she d. March 11, 1872. 


1. Almira, b. February 28, 1828; d. August 8, 1833. 

2. Susan Page, b. January 20, 1830; m. October 11, 1846, Rodney 

S. Lakin ; d. June 7, 1852. 


1. Willis Gilbert Lakin, b. September 11, 1847. 

2. Clara Frances Lakin, b. May 31, 1850; d. September 7, 


3. John Clark Lakin, b. May 8, 1852. 

3. John Clark, b. November 2, 1832; m. first, August 23, 1855, 

Abbie Jane Keay, b. January 1, 1832, d. January 3, 1861 ; 
ni. second, September 1, 1861, Lizzie Lake Keay, b. Au- 
gust 15, 1834. 


1. Susan Alice, b. January 16, 1858. 

2. John Clark, b. November 5, 1860; d. June 8, 1861. 

3. Mary Abbie, b. June 27, 1862. 

4. James Porter, b. January 24, 1867. 

5. Carrie Louise, b. August 23, 1870. 

6. Bessie, b. July 29, 1872. 

4. Hammond Barnes, b. September, 1834; m. in Colorado, Octo- 

ber 28, 1869, Julia Etta, dau. of John Randolph Beverly, 
Paris, 111., a descendant of the Beverlys and Randolphs 
of Roanoke, Va. 


1. Joseph Beverly, b. August 2, 1870. 

2. Mary Florence, b. August 24, 1873 ; .d. February 25, 1877. 

3. Clifford Hammond, b. May 9, 1875. 

4. Julia Gertrude, b. April 27, 1878 ; d. February 27, 1880. 

2. Benjamin, b. July 7, 1801 ; was a 49'er, and d. in California in 

December, 1852 ; unm. 

3. John, b. August 6, 1804. (See) 

4. Nancy Dutton, b. in 1807 ; d. December 25, 1844. 

5. Sarah Tarbell, b. 1816; d. November 2, 1848. 

John, Jr., s. of John and Susan (Pollard) Gilbert, b. in 
1804, lived at home and worked on the farm summers, while 
winters he toiled in the shop with his brothers, Joseph and Ben- 



jamin. Two sisters worked with their mother in the house, and 
so the family labored and prospered. The tedium of the days was 
relieved by the social gatherings of the evenings, when the neigh- 
bors, Barnes, Duttons, Lawtons, Simons and others made merry 
the long winter hours, when the winds howled without and the 
snow drifted to the eaves. There were fall huskings, apple bees, 
singing schools, spelling matches, parties and frolics, so life was 
not altogether without its bright side. Eventually Joseph went 
to Boston, winch seemed so far away in those days. He was fol- 
lowed by Oilman Barnes, and Benjamin, saying he was content 
to stay on the farm, John, Jr., twenty-one, six feet tall, and with 
thirty-one dollars tied in his handkerchief, started out in quest of 
fortune. For four years he had a trying experience. But he had 
associated himself with the Park Street Church, as Sexton, be- 
come acquainted with men who appreciated his industry and 
honesty. When he had saved one thousand dollars of hard-earned 
money he entered into the grocery business with Hayden and 
Upham on Howard Street. 

After a year, in 1832, he hired a store of John Bunstead at 
the corner of Tremont and Bromfield Streets. All grocery stores 
in those days had their bars, and on account of its close proximity 
to Tremont Theatre, this was considered an excellent situation. 
To the surprise of his friends, he tore out the bar and started a 
temperance store, while it was prophesied that he would fail with- 
in a year. He did not, and the sign of John Gilbert Jr. & Co., was 
familiar to Bostonians for more than fifty years. His nephew, 
John C. Gilbert, son of Joseph, after working as a clerk for four 
years, became a partner upon his twenty-first birthday. Troubled 
by deafness caused by fever, when he was sixty John Gilbert 
retired, the owner of considerable real estate ; he then occupied 
his time in looking after this. 

His success was due largely to his close attention to business 
and his industry, by which he built up a widely-known wholesale 
and retail grocery business. A fortunate speculation in the early 
forties helped him on his way to a competence. A number of 
business men in Boston forming themselves into a company and 
making him treasurer, sent a cargo of goods to Oregon, the vessel 
going around Cape Horn, making a long and trying voyage. This 


ship reached Portland, Ore., about the time the country was 
startled by ihe discovery of gold in California. The rush of men 
to that place stopped the moving of merchandise so everything 
reached a high price. Lumber that could be bought in Portland 
for fourteen dollars a thousand sold in San Francisco for two 
hundred dollars. The money received for the merchandise here 
was invested in lumber and goods to be taken to California. The 
result was that the Boston company received about sixty thou- 
sand dollars in gold, with deeds for much of the territory of Port- 
land, Ore. So the speculation was a big success, and the second 
attempt failing through the dishonesty of the captain, Mr. Gil- 
bert decided he would stop. 

October 4, 1832, he married Mrs. Ann Burrows Attwill, b. in 
Woodbridge, Eng., June 10, 1802; she d. in Boston, July 16, 1884; 
h d. May 25, 1885, his last words being: "I am all ready; I long 
to go." 


1. Elizabeth Burrows Gilbert, b. in Boston, July 28, 1834; m. Sep- 

tember 4, 1S60, Henry Frost, s. of Washington and Samantha 
(Laurence) Frost, b. in Granby, Can., May 18, 1832. 


1. Henry Gilbert Frost, b. December 7, 1861. 

2. William Laurence Frost, b. April 5, 1868. 

2. Ellen Lizette Gilbert, b. in Cambridge, Mass., March 21, 1845 ; m. 

June 9, I860. Moses Field Fowler, b. in Yorktown, N. Y., Oc- 
tober 2, 1819; s. of Henry and Phebe Fowler. 


James, b. in Merrimack in 1787, rem. to H. and settled at the 
Lower Village and built the house known as the "Simon Perkin's 
place." He was a cabinet maker. He m. first, in 1812, Harriet 
Eades, who d. Sept. 15, 1819, and he m. second, May 8, 1820, 
Secers French; he d. Jan. 31, 1864; wid. d. Dec. 25, 1868. 


1. James, b. July 14, 1814; d. in infancy. 

2. Isaac E., b. May 8, 1816; was soldier in Civil War; res. in Massa- 

chusetts ; was m. and had one child. 




3. Amanda, b. April 14, 1818. 

4. Offin, b. January 10, 1821 ; d. young. 

5. William Horace, b. June 10, 1823; d. November 12, 1898. (See) 

7. Edwin Franklin, b. June 29, 1825; d. in October, 1829. 

8. Onslow, b. May 29, 1829; d. December 13, 1911. 

9. Luther, b. May 13, 1833 ; d. in North Chelmsford, Mass., January 

8, 1909. 

10. Harriet, b. June 11. 1836; m. Oliver Berry, ins. and real estate, in 


William Horace, s. of James and Secers (French) Gil- 
more, was b. June 10, 1823 ; was ed. at H. ; m. in 1848, in H., 
Harriet E., dau. of Joseph and Mary Cox Herrick of Antrim, b. 
Aug. 24, 1828. 


1. Charles H., b. July 30, 1849, in H. 

2. Mary E., b. November 8, 1850. 

3. Laura A., b. January 9, 1856. 


Jonathan S., was b. in Worcester, Mass., Sept. 13, 1814, 
and m. Elsie, dau. of John and Polly (Putney) Hall, of Holden, 
Mass. He bought the "Beard mill," so-called, and came to H. 
about 1845; DuiIt a house near the mill. Wife d. Feb. 17, 1875; 
he d. Mar. 8, 1880. 


1. Dexter F., b. June 13, 1842, in Holden, Mass.; m. September 18, 

1866, Sarah L., dau. of George and Sarah (Cutler) Bartlett ; 
res. at Webster, Mass. 


1. Ella L., b. June 27, 1869 ; d. October 20, 1869. 

2. Ernest B., b. April 5, 1875 ; d. August 31, 1875. 

2. Julia A., b. July 4, 1847 ; m. October 20, 1867, Charles Davis. ; res. 

Princeton, Mass. 

3. Myra D., b. November 19, 1849; m. December 25, 1869, Horace M. 

Adams ; res. Baldwinsville, Mass. 


All of the families in America bearing this name under either 
form of spelling, so far as is known, are descended from Robert 
Goodell, b. in England in 1604, and who sailed from Ipswich, 


Eng., on the ship "Elizabeth," Aug. 30, 1634, accompanied by his 
wife Catherine, in her 29th year, and three children, Mary, 4 years 
of age, Abraham, 2 years of age, Isaac, 6 mos. old. He settled in 
Salem, Mass., where he built a house, but finally rem. to what ii 
now called Danvers, Mass. 

II. Isaac, b. in 163:;; in. November 25, 1668, Patience Cook, and 

among- their children was Isaac, Jr., b. May 29, 1670. 

III. Isaac. Jr., served in the Expedition to Canada in 1690, and after 

his return m., December 3, 1692, Mary - — , and they had 

twelve children, one of whom was named Samuel. 

IV. Samuel, b. May 8, 1694; m. July 4, 1717, Anna Fowler, of Salis- 

bury, by whom he had eight children. 

V. Robert, the eldest child of Samuel and Anna (Fowler) Goodale 

and common ancestor of the families in 1 liis vicinity, was b. 
in 1719; he m. first, in 1752, Lydia Wallace; m. second, in 
1764, widow Mary Fowler, and rem. from Salem, Mass., to 
Weare, N. II., where he d. December 11, 1804. 


1. Robert, Jr. 

2. Samuel. 

3. Stephen, b. September 17, 1760, at Salem, Mass.; m. at Weare in 

1785, Mary Greenleaf, b. in Weare August 3, 1767, and lived 
in Deering, where he d. February 18, 1852, aged 65 years. 


1. Polly, b. January 21, 1786; m. October 22, 1801, Jonathan 


2. Jonathan, b. January 4, 1789. (See) 

3. Robert, b. in Weare, January 6, 1791. (See) 

4. Stephen, b. October 25, 1795. (See) 

4. Jonathan, b. August 30, 1769. (See) 

5. Mehitable; in. first, — Young; m. second, Corliss, 

of Weare. 

6. Esther. 

Jonathan, b. Jan. 4, 1789; m. Nov. 22, 1810, Luck Lock, and 
res. in Deering, where he d. Feb. 16, 1857. 


1. Louisa, b. July 28, 1812; m. July 31, 1840, John D. Muzzy. 

2. George W., b. August 11, 1814; m. October 1, 1837, Martha L. 




1. Martha E., b. August 9, 1838. 

2. George W., b. October 26, 1840; d. October 1, 1844. 

3. Marcus Morton, b. January 31, 1842 ; d. February 25. 1842. 

4. Marcus Morton, b. May 2S, 1844. 

5. Lucy M., b. January 23, 1846; d. February 25, 1846. 

6. Olive Georgia, b. August 6, 1850. 

7. Mary Emma, b. June 17, 1S55. 

3. Elbert, b. November 18, 181G; m. first, February 14, 1840, Celestia 

T. Smith; she d. December 1, 1863, and he m. second, June 
15, 1867, Laura A. Chandler. 


1. Celestia Frances, b. August 12, 1842. 

2. Emma P., b. October 8, 1848. 

3. Lillie E., b. April 18, 1855. 

4. Elbert S., b. September 12, 1858. 

5. Carrie P., b. September 16, 1860. 

6. Grace L., b. May 5, 1868. 

7. Carl Z., b. November 25, 1870. 

8. Myrtle, b. September 18, 1876. 

4. Mary, b. October 23, 1819 ; m. December 14, 1839, William Dow. 

5. Hillard L., b. July 21, 1822 ; m. December 25, 1849, Sarah E. Tead. 


1. Edward H., b. November 13, 1850. 

2. Henry D., b. June 27, 1854. 

3. William Lyman, b. May 25. 1857 ; d. May 24, 1860. 

4. Hattie Loisa, b. June 22, 1S60 ; d. September 20, 1863. 

6. Levi W., b. February 23, 1825 ; m. January 13, 1850, Francis E. 



1. Charles L. J.„ b. January 9, 1851. 

2. James S., b. September 11, 1853. 

3. Lucy, b. July 11, 1855. 

4. Eobert D., b. August 14, 1857. 

5. Mary T., b. March 16, 1860. 

6. William W., b. October 17, 1863. 

7. George L., b. May 25, 1866. 

8. Eva C, b. July 1, 1869. 

7. James L., b. December 7, 1827 ; grad. from Dartmouth College, 

1852 ; d. in Texas, September 9, 1853. 
S. Elizabeth H., b. September 2, 1830; m. August 9, 1857, Eobert D. 


Robert, b. in Weare, Jan. 6, 1791 ; m. June 25, 1814, Eliza- 
beth Lovering, b. in Deering, Nov. 16, 1795; res. in Deering, 
where he d. June 1, 1856. 


1. Fanny, b. June 4, 1816; m. Peter Y. Frye. 

2. Lewis, b. August 27, 1818; m. May 6, 1857, Emma J. Whittle. 


1. Robert, b. November 23, 1859 ; m. May 20, 1878, Anna Forsaith. 


1. Lewis, b. September 30, 1878. 

2. Arthur, b. February 15, 1880. 

2. Mary E., b. August 29, 1863. 

3. Frank, b. March 3, 1870. 

3. Eliza Ann, b. November 12, 1820 ; m. Albert Hadlock. 

4. Harriet, b. July 24, 1829 ; d. August 14, 1829. 

5. Franklin P., b. August 15, 1834. 

Stephen, b. Oct. 25, 1795; m. April 6, 1815, Judith Rowell; 
d. at Tunbridge, Vt., May 13, 1859. 


1. Mary, b. September 16, 1815 ; m. Calvin Metealf. 

2. David, b. November 16, 1817 ; m. Ella E. Batchelder. 

3. Stephen, b. March 3, 1819 ; m. Abbie L. Myreck. 

4. Mercy H., b. September 19, 1824; m. A. E. Austin. 

5. Clara, b. November 4, 1828; m. P. F. Stowell. 

6. Caroline, b. May 13, 1833; d. July 17, 1834. 

7. Justin M., b. November 7, 1837; m. Ellen Herbert. 

8. Walter F., b. December 8, 1840; d. May 3-1, 1842. 

Jonathan, b. at Salem, Mass., Aug. 30, 1769; m. in Aug., 
1795, at Deering, Sarah Hadlock ; he d. in that town, Jan. 6, 1858. 


1. Levi, b. in Weare, March 7, 1797. (See) 

2. Isaac, b. March 10, 1799; d. May 15, 1858. 

.":. Lydia, b. July 7, 1802; m. Jabez Morrill; d. March 1, 1849. 

4. Clara, b. March 16, 1806; m. Robert Carr. 

5. Betsy, b. November 15, 1808; m. Mark Starrett. 

6. John H., b. October 2, 1816; m. Celestia Mooney. 


GOOD ALE. 2^3 


Levi (Jonathan, Robert, Samuel, Isaac, Jr., Isaac, Robert), 
was born in Weare, Mar. 7, 1797 ; his parents soon after removing 
to Deering, he was educated in the schools of that town, and at 
Salisbury Academy. He became a teacher early in life. He m. 
Nov. 6, 1817, Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Newton) How- 
lett, of Hillsborough, b. Jan. 28, 1799, and like her husband was a 
successful school teacher. Mr. Goodale lived with his father-in- 
law on a farm on Bear Hill for five years, when he bought the 
Thomas Moore farm since owned by Arthur Butler, where he 
lived until his death, June 11, 1877. His wife d. Nov. 25, 1867. 

He was a land surveyor and was better acquainted with the 
lines of the farms in this town and adjoining towns than any man 
of his time. He was active in business and public affairs ; was 
Selectman fourteen years, twelve of them consecutively ; was 
Town Clerk and Overseer of the Poor; represented the town in 
the State Legislature in 1844, 1845, two terms; was Justice of the 
Peace for thirty-five years ; he administered on 104 estates, by 
which experience he acquired a good knowledge of probate law, 
upon which his advice was frequently sought and given without 
fee. Mr. Goodale was a man of sound judgment, sterling in- 
tegrity, and a retentive memory replete with knowledge of the 
early settlement of the town. Mrs. Goodale was a constant source 
of inspiration and assistance to him, being a woman of high in- 
telligence with a most pleasing way. Both consistent Christians 
and of benevolent natures, to aid the poor and unfortunate 
afforded them the greatest happiness of their lives. 


1. Thomas Newton, b. August 24. 1819. (See) 

2. Sarah J., b. November 22, 1821; d. August 18, 1824. 

3. Mary Howlett, b. May 12, 1824; m. first, May 16, 1843, Daniel B., 

s. of Jonas and Lucy (Bennett) Smith; he d. March 9, 1848. 
She m. second, May 3, 1853, George, s. of Eben and Mary T. 
(Carr) Jones, of H. He was a farmer; d. April 23, 1889; 
she d. March 26, 1897. 



1. Orlen Smith, b. March 30, 1846; m. November 8, 1865, War- 

ren, s. of 'Warren and Thankful (Dyer) Jones, of New 
York City. They res. in that city ; she d. January 10, 

2. Daniel B. Smith, b. April 10. 1848; m. May 23, 1867, Mary E., 

b. July 9, 1838, dau. of John and Mary (Danforth) 
• Small, of H. Mr. Smith lived on a farm in II. for a 
short time, and then rem. to Concord, where he was 
Councilman 3 years, Alderman 2 years, and a member of 
the House of Representatives in 1891-3. He d. July 1, 

3. Levi Goodale Jones, b. September 26. 1855 ; m. October 27, 

1892. Cura, dau. of Augustus and Vanlora Kimball, of 
H. He d. February 7, 1901. 


1. Mary E., b. November 4, 1894; d. November 6, 1894. 

2. Josephine, b. October 22, 1896; m. October 27, 1914, Gil- 

bert H., s. of Charles II. and Villa Burtt Page, of 
Lowell, Mass. He was b. in Franklin September 18, 
1889, and is a paper cutter in the Amoskeag Com- 
pany's printing office. 


1. Lillian Josephine, b. March 23, 1916. 

4. Mary L. Jones, b. May 14, 1860; d. December 9, 1881; unm. 

4. Sarah Ann, b. December 21, 1826; m. first, in 1844, John W., s. 
of John and Maria (Cheney) Severance, of P>radford, b. Feb- 
ruary 18, 1822. Mr. Severance was a farmer and res. in 
Bradford, where he d. July 28, 1850. She m. second, April 
20, 1852, Charles P., s. of Justus and Mary C. (Barker) Pike, 
of H., b. September 18, 1823. They res. in Bradford until 
1880, when he lost his buildings by fire, and he bought the 
Isaac Cooledge place in the north part of H., where they res. 
until his death, August 27, 1S92. Mr. Pike served as Select- 
man both in Bradford and H., and he was Justice of the 
Peace 14 years. Mrs. Pike d. July 9, 1889. 


1. Mary Maria Severance, b. November 9, 1846; m. December 20, 
1864, William A., s. of Nahum and Sarah (Newton) 
Colby, of Henniker, b. August 8, 1835. They res. on a 
farm in Henniker for 5 years, then rem. to Tilton, where 
he was engaged in trade; he d. December 11, 1898; she 
d. August 9, 1903. 



1. Guy Forest Colby, b. July 5, 1873 ; d. December 1, 1878. 

2. Flora Belle Colby, b. October 31, 1879 ; she graduated 

from Tilton Seminary in June, 1900, and d. October 
22, 1901. 

2. Hannah Jane Severance, b. December 18, 1848; d. April 7, 


3. Lizzie S. Pike, b. January 16, 1854. (See Pike and Tuttle) 

4. Levi Goodale Pike, b. September 30, 1861. (See Pike) 

5. Winnie G. Pike, b. March 17, 1869. (See Pike and Adams) 
5. Levi J., b. December 24, 1836; d. March 5, 1843. 

Thomas Newton, s. of Levi and Mary (Hewlett) Goodale, 
b. Aug. 24, 1819, acquired an academical education at Newbury, 
Vt. ; taught fourteen terms of school in this and adjoining towns; 
was a land surveyor, and one of the first to master the art of 
daguerotyping, in which vocation he devoted twenty years with 
marked success. He inherited the homestead, which he greatly 
improved, and he succeeded to considerable probate business. He 
m. first, Aug. 12, 1840, Caroline G. Calkins; she d. Oct. 12, 1879; 
he m. second, Mrs. Addie L. (Mather) Smith, of Newport. He 
d. April 18, 1887; she d. Sept. 4, 1897. 


1. Laura A., b. May 10, 1842; m. first, May, 1860, Lt. Nathaniel L. 
Chandler, of Sunapee. He served in the Civil War as 1st 
Lieut, in the Fourteenth Reg., N. H. Vols., Co. I ; he d. Sep- 
tember 11, 1864. She m. second, June 5, 1867, Elbert Good- 
ale, of Deering. She d. May 24, 1885 ; he d. April 12, 1894. 


1. Christabel Chandler, b. March 31, 1861 ; she m. first, October 
16, 1881, Charles S. George, of Hopkinton ; she m. second, 
Aug. 9, 1903, John B., s. of Daniel W. and Mary (Cobb) 
Piieh, Ashby, Mass. 


1-2. Charles S. and Allison S. George, twins, b. August 29, 
1882 ; Allison S. d. September, 1882. 

3. Nathaniel W. George, b. December 14, 1885 ; d. March 29, 



4. Winifred C. George, b. September 8, 1888. In September, 
1903, she was adopted by Mr. Eich and name changed 
to Violet Christabel Eich ; she m. June 3, 1908, James 
B., s. of Alexander and Fostena (Brigham) Eobert- 
son, of Worcester, Mass.; he d. October 19, 1912. 


1. Violet C. Kobertson, b. March 10, 1909. 

2. Grace L., b. in Chelsea, Mass., May 5, 1868; m. January 8, 

1893, Fred B. Monroe, who has been active in town af- 
fairs, having served on the Board of Selectmen and still 
holding the office ; he is a member of Valley Lodge, I. O. 
O. F., and has filled the chairs. 

3. Carl Z., b. in Deering, November 25, 1870; m. April 24, 1899, 

Catherine M. Coghlan ; res. in San Diego, Cal. 

4. Myrtle, b. September 19, 1876, in Deering. 

5. Alice L., b. July 19, 1881 ; d. September 26, 1881. 

6. A son, b. May 24, , and d. in infancy. 

7. Lawrence, b. May 24, 1885, in Deering; m. June 22, 1900, Ara 

L. Cooley ; res. Mason City, la. 


1. George C, b. March 15, 1915. 

2. Mary C, b. March 17, 1846; m. March 21, 1872, Capt, George A., 

s. of Dustin and Nancy (Tuttle) Bobbins (See). Mr. Bob- 
bins served in the Civil War, and d. October 16, 1874; she d. 
April 28, 1897. 


1. Thomas Goodale Bobbins, b. January 16, 1874; ed. in H. and 
Lowell public schools, Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass., and Boston University ; lawyer in Lowell, Mass., 
and Brincipal Lowell Evening High School. He m. March 
28, 1911, Lilla Eleanor, dau. of Thomas J. and Lilla C. 
Boche, of Lowell. 


1. Charnley Simpson Bobbins, b. October 16, 1913; d. Oc- 

tober 26, 1913. 

2. Thomas Goodale Bobbins, b. April 4, 1915. 

3. Addie J., b. March 18, 1853; m. first, O. H. Warren, Lowell, Mass. 

They had a child, Oreginal Warren. 

4. Sarah C, b. August 12, 1855 ; m. Charles Williams, of Keene. 

5. Emily E. Goodale, b. November 21, 1884. 


Rev. David Wilder, s. of James A. and Elizabeth (Putnam) 
Goodale, b. in Douglass, Mass., Dec. 28, 1847, m. at Worcester, 
Mass., July 9, 1878, Mary L., dau. of Henry and Frances E. 
(Bliss) Reed, of that city. (See sketch in Vol. I.) 


1. Hubert D., b. in Troy June 5, 1879; grad. at Trinity College, Hart- 

ford, Conn., and Columbia University, New York City ; m. 
June 25, 1906, Lottie E. Merrill, of Suffield, Conn. He is Pro- 
fessor of Biology, Stamford, Conn. 

2. Ray C, b. June 27, 1881 ; grad. from Hartford, Conn., Business 

College ; is proprietor of Monotuck Poultry Farm, Suffield, 

3. Allen 1L, b. Sudbury, Mass., August 5, 1884; grad. from Trinity 

College, Hartford, Conn. ; is employed by Travellers Insur- 
ance Co., Hartford, Conn. 

4. Esther M., b. in Sudbury, Mass., August 12, 1908 ; m. Charles A. 

Pierce, of Suffield, Conn. ; res. in Calif. 


In the line of this family traced from Isaac, s. of Robert, we 
find eventually the name is changed in its spelling to Goodale. At 
what time or for what reason the orthography of the name was 
changed is not clear, but there is a tradition that three brothers 
living in the same town mutually agreed to adopt different forms 
of spelling for their personal convenience. If this explanation is 
correct or not it is certain they all came from the same original 
family. The third son and fourth child of Robert and Catherine 
Goodell was Zachariah, next younger of the Isaac already men- 
tioned, who was b. at Salem in 1639; m. "last of 4th mo., 1666," 
Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Mary Beacham or Beauchamp, of 
Salem, b. July 23, 1648. 


1. Zachariah, b. February 9, 1667; m. Sarah ; d. in 1827. 

2. Samuel, b. December 3, 1669 ; m. December 3, 1696, Mary Buxton ; 

d. 1723. 

3. Joseph, b. September 23, 1672 ; m. about 1695, Mary . 

4. Mary, b. November 27, 1674; m. Dea. Joseph Whipple (?). 

5. Thomas, b. December 30, 1676 ; appears to have settled in Pom- 

fret, Conn. 


6. Abraham, b. November 7, 1678; m. first, in 1704 or 5, Hannah 

Rhoades; m. second, June 22, 1725, Mary Tarbell ; he d. 1755, 

7. John, b. August 10, 1681; m. September 8, 1703, Elizabeth Witt, 

and settled in Marlboro, Mass.; he d. May 11, 1752. 

8. Elizabeth, b. about 1683. 

9. Sarah, b. about 1685. 

10. Benjamin, b. July 4, 1687 ; m. Hannah - , and set. in Marl- 

boro ; d. February 27, 1784. 

11. David, b. March, 1688 or 9. (See) 

David, s. of Zachariah and Elizabeth Goodell, m. Jan. 7, 
1712, Abigail Elliott, of Boxford, Mass.; he d. in 1718, and she 
m. second, Jan. 19, 17 19, Joseph Hutchinson, of Middleton. Mass. 


1. Abigail. 1). July 3, 1714; m. October 5, 1737, Jonathan Wilkins, of 


2. David, Jr., b. April 30, 1716. (See) 

David, Jr., s. of David and Abigail (Elliott) Goodell, b. 
April 30, 1716; m. Mar. 2, 1737, Lydia, dau. of John and Lydia 
(Porter) Putnam. He occupied the homestead of his father in 
Danvers, until Dec. 6, 1753, when he sold and rem. from town. 
His wife d. Nov. 22, 1789. 


1. David, 3d, b. December 16, 1738. (See) 

2. Lydia, b. November 20, 1740. 

3 Emma, b. January 21, 1743 ; m. first, May 1, 1770, Ezra Prince ; m. 
second, February 22, 1785, Israel Putnam. 

4. Phebe, b. February 4, 1745. 

5. Ede, b. September 16, 1747; d. April 12, 1770. 

6. Huldah, b. April 5, 1750. 

7. Sarah, b. July 5, 17.54. 

8. Hannah, b. June 5, 1758. 

9. Judith, b. April 20, 1761 ; m. June 15, 1780, Daniel, s. of Thomas 

and Lucy (Pierce) Harris; res. at Fitehburg, Mass.; she d. 
at Cambridge, Mass., May 4, 1837. 

10. Andrew, b. November 11, 1765. 

David, 3rd, s. of David, Jr. (David, Zachariah, Robert) 
Goodell, was b. Dec. 16, 1738; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and 
Hannah (Richardson) Hutchinson, of Middleton, Mass.; she was 


bap. Feb. 4, 1747. He came to H. from Jaffrey, it is believed, 
about 1785 ; settled on the "Old Road" on farm later occupied by 
James D. Bickford. He built the house and probably the barn, 
by the side of which he set an elm sapling, thinking it might serve 
to protect the buildings from the west wind, and so well did the 
tree fulfill his expectations that it became a majestic specimen of 
its kind. He d. June 20, 1829; his wid. d. Aug. 29, 1835. 


1. Asa, b. September 18, 1766; m. first, Euth Butterfield ; she d. about 

1813 ; he m. second, Anna, dau. of Alexander and Janet 
(Gamble) McClintock, b. October 20, 1770. He d. May 18, 


1. Jesse. 

2. Mary ; m. Jacob Gray ; d. July 30, 1874. 

3. Betsy, b. February 14, 1803; m. January, 1829, Henry 

Blood (?) of Milford. He d. and she m. second, . 

4. Nancy, b. in 1805 ; m. Peter Clark of Milford ; she d. Febru- 

ary 27, 1877. 

5. Asa, b. August 7, 1808 ; m. April 11, 1842, in Lowell, Mass., 

Sarah Smith, dau. of Daniel and Polly (Chalton) Smith, 
b. January 4, 1813. 


1. George H., b. April 29, 1845 ; d. October 6, 1850, in Antrim. 

2. Almira A., b. May 21, 1848; d. October 1, 1850, in Antrim. 

3. Jane O., b. April 9, 1850; m. November 22, 1871, Melvin 



1. Edwin G., b. October 24, 1872. 

2. Dana Smith. 

2. John; m. Martha, dau. of Alexander and Janet (Gamble) Mc- 

Clintock ; res. for a time in Windsor ; rem. to Maine, then to 
Phelpstown, N. Y., and later to Mich. He d. in Toledo, 
Ohio; wid. d. June 2, 1852, at Orange, O. 


1. Ezra, b. September 18, 1791 ; m. Charlotte Cousiers, of Maine. 

2. Sabrina, b. April 22, 1794; m. Jacob Sawyer, of Maine. 

3. Zebina, b. October 8, 1798 ; m. Lucinda Marble, of N. Y. 

4. Asenath, b. June 28, 1801; m. Aretus Marble, of N. Y. 

5. Patty, b. September 20, 1803; m. Joseph Tanner. 


6. John, b. April 4, 1806; m. in 1829 Almeda Crary of Minto, 
Ohio; she was b. in 1811; d. March 31, 1860; he m. sec- 
ond, . 

:;. Elisha, m. a Foster. 

4. David, b. September 15, 1774. (See) 

5. Edith, m. Issacher Andrews. 

6. Rebecca, m. John Bixby ; d. in 1806. 

7. Sally, m. November 9, 1807, John BLxby. 

David, the 4th by that given name in succession, was b. in 
Middleton. Mass., Sept. 15, 1774; m. Mary, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Phebe (Dodge) Raymond; he d. Sept. 22, 1848; wid. d. May 
17, 1864. 


1. George Dodge, b. June 18, 1799. (See) 

2. John, b. November 4, 1803; d. May 26, 1816. 

3. Jesse Raymond, b. February 12, 1807 ; m. Olive A. Wright, of Sul- 

livan ; she d. June 13, 1877, and he m. second, Mrs. Ruth 
(Wilkins) Bennett. 


1. David Harvey, b. May 6, 1834; m. September 1, 1857, Hannah 
J. Plumer, b. April 13, 1835. 


1. Dura Dana, b. September 6, 1858 ; m. August 31, 1886, 

Nellie Lauretta Little. 

x. CHILD. 

1. Claire Dean, b. November 12, 1887. 

2. Richard C, b. August 10, 1868 ; m. August 10, 1892, Una 

Gertrude White; d. April 5, 1895. 

George Dodge, s. of David and Mary (Raymond) Goodell, 
b. June 18, 1799; m. April 24, 1823, Rebecca, dau. of Solomon 
and Sarah (Bradford) Andrews; he d. May 20, 1867. 


1. Mary Emily, b. September 3, 1824; d. September 18, 1825. 

2. Sarah Rebecca, b. January 17, 1827 ; d. February 11, 1833. 

3. John, b. May 18, 1829; m. May 17, 1859, Ellen Elizabeth, dau. of 

Ephraim and Sybil (Mason) Foster, of Keene, b. June 27,. 
1833. (See) Physicians, Vol. 1, p. 410. 



1. May Clifford, b. May 1, I860; m. March 2, 1912, Arthur P. 

MacGregor, of Montreal, Can. 

2. Carrie Andrews, b. February 25, 1862; d. May 17, 1868. 

4. Lucy Sanborn, b. February 22 ; in. October 25, 1860, Abel F. Con- 

nor, of Henniker, b. April 16, 1824; d. February 11, 1889. 

5. Sarah Andrews, b. December 6, 1843 ; m. June 18, 1867, Rev. A. J. 

Hale, of Pownal, Vt. 


1. Lucy Ellen Hale, b. April 12, 1869 ; m. January 6, 1892, Wil- 

liam Prescott Greenlaw. 

2. Marion Isabella Hale, b. November 9, 1870; d. March, 1902. 

3. John Clifford Hale. b. July 14, 1880; m. Elsa L. Ellms, Sud- 

bury, Mass. 


Benjamin, was b. in Londonderry, April 29, 1812; m. April 
5, 1836, Lucy A., dau. of Benjamin and Betsy (Shepard) Mixer 
of this town. Res. here until 1847, when he rem. to Manchester, 
where he stayed three years, and then went to New Boston to live 
until his death, Feb. 27, 1865; wife d. April 20, 1885. 


1. Lucy L., b. March 9, 1837; d. April 26, 1839. 

2. Levinah, b. December 6, 1839; m. Henry C. Wheeler ; res. Green- 


3. Cyrus, b. December 29, 1841 ; went with his parents to Manchester 

and New Boston, where he has since res. Served as Select- 
man. Married first, January 12, 1869, Julia A., dau. of Hiram 
M. and Jane (Whittaker) Davis, who d. March 18, 1878, leav- 
ing two children. Married second, October 18, 1881, Sarah 
J., dau. of Caleb F. and Sally (Hastings) Farley, of Goffs- 


1. Carrie D., b. November 10, 1873. 

2. Julia A., b. March 18, 1878. 

4. Albert, b. May 28, 1845 ; m. Jan. 11, 1872, Martha A., dau. of 

John C. and Lucretia A. (Russell) Dodge, of Bennington, 
where he res. ; contractor and builder ; been Selectman and 
held other town offices. One s. b. November 7, 1872. 


5. Thomas H., b. in Manchester July 4, 1847 ; ed. at New London 

Academy ; is a clergyman and held pastorates in Suncook, 
N. H., Ashfield, Eevere, Winchendon, Groton, Hanover and 
Marshfield, Mass. He m. March 23, 1871, Arvilla O., dau. of 
Isaac C. and Martha (Messer) Pat tee, of New London. 


1. Harry P., b. in New Boston, July 22, 1872. 

2. Mattie Bell, b. July 12, 1873 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Mabel E., b. in Suncook, September 9, 1874. 

4. Clarence H., b. in Suncook, January 29, 1876 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Jane G., b. in New Boston, June 19, 1850; m. J. M. Coburn ; res. 

in Manchester. 

7. Edwin C., b. February 28, 1853; ed. at Pittsfield Academy and 

Newton Theological Institution for the Baptist ministry ; 
m. Louisa M. Styles. 

8. Lizzie E., b. September 15, 1855; m. W. G. Blaney. 

9. Frank F., b. September 9, 1857; in plumbing and tinware business 

at Bridge Village. 

10. Sarah F., b. April 14, 1861 ; m. C. S. Howell. 


Delmont E.. s. of Elbridge G. and Sarah J. (Hawes) Gor- 
don, and gr. s. of Albert and Emily (Cutter) Gordon, was b. in 
Skowhegan, Me., July 26, 1869; came to Hillsborough in 1893; 
m. in Melrose. Mass., Aug. 11, 1901, Jessie Josephine, dau. of 
Lyman F. and Jennie N. (Heath) Blanchard, of Groton. Vt. He 
is a jeweler at Bridge Village. 

Mr. Gordon's father was an officer in 2d Mass. Vols., Co. D. 
A sister, Kate M., b. in Solon, Me., Feb. 14, 1871 ; m. Eugene C. 
George; d. in East Washington, Aug. 26, 1895. 


1. Kenneth E., b. February 4, 1903. 

2. Dorothy M., b. December 30, 1907. 


Stephen, s. of John, Jr. (John, Zacheus) Gould, b. Feb. 6, 
1754; m. 1779, Lydia, dau. of Timothy and Sarah (Smith) Fuller, 
b. in Middleton, Mass., in 1758. He set. at Boxford, Mass., and 
lived later in Amherst: rem. to this town about 1804; was noted 



as a stock raiser and trainer of oxen. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War from Amherst; his wife d. May 16, 1817; he d. in 


1. Elijah, b. May 15, 17S0, in Boxford, Mass.; m. first, in 1804, Han- 

nah, dau. of Lieut. Samuel and Anna (Washer) Bradford, 
who d. April 24, 1814. He m. second, September 18, 1828, 
Mrs. Hannah (Spaulding) Chapman, of Windsor; res. in An- 
trim; he d. in 1863. Had a son David B. (See) 
in 1863. 

2. Stephen, Jr., b. February 3, 1782; m. May 2, 1811, Polly, dau. of 

Nathaniel Melendy, of Amherst, b. November 8, 1790; he d. 
Dec. 3, 1852, Cambridge, Vt. ; wid. d. July 16. 1S67. 

3. Lydia, b. April 11, 1784; m. in 1809, Aaron L. Smith; d. in 1892, 

from effects of a burn. 

4. Abner, b. February 7, 1786; m. Elmira, dau. of Peter and Hannah 

(Hadlock) Codman ; he d. in 1865, being burned in his house. 

5. Timothy, b. May 2, 1789. (See) 

6. Thaddeus, b. Nov. 3, 1790; m. in 1821, Mary Ann ; d. in 


7. Jonathan S., b. June 21, 1798; m. in 1818, Sabra Booth, b. about 

1798; she d. June 13, 1869; he d. October 5, 1888, having lived 
over 70 years upon the farm since occupied by his son, Jud- 


1. Judson W., b. November 5, 1822 ; d. June 25, 1902. 

2. William B., b. November 7, 1825. (See) 

3. Jonathan E., b. November 18, 1838. 

4. Edwin B., b. January 24, 1839, a lawyer in Nashua. 

David B., s. of Elijah and Hannah (Bradford) Gould, was 
b. Sept. 3, 1807, m Antrim; m. Oct. 12, 1837, Hannah C, dau. of 
Samuel and Sarah (Jacquith) Chandler of H. ; rem. to this town 
in 1842; was an efficient supt. of the Town Farm for fourteen 
years and one of the Selectmen seven years ; rem. to Tilton in 
1873, where he d. in 1874. 


1. Sarah B., b. July 10, 1839; d. December 28, 1840. 

2. Charles P., b. December 28, 1841 ; d. November 11, 1911. (See) 


Charles R., s. of David B. and Hannah (Chandler) Gould, 
was b. Dec. 28, 1841, in Antrim; ed. in the town schools of H., 
and at the seminary at Sanbornton Bridge, now Tilton ; studied 
medicine with Dr. Byley Lyford preparatory to attending lectures 
at Dartmouth College ; grad. and received his diploma in the fall 
of 1865 ; began the practice of medicine in H. immediately and 
remained in town four years, when he rem. to Tilton, succeeding 
Dr. Lyford and continuing his profession there for over thirty 
vears. He m. Dec. 25, 1864, Mary Sophia, dau. of Edward Jones 
and Naomi D. (Stowe) Dunbar, who was divorced in 1892, and 
he m. second, Mrs. Kate R. Dearborn, formerly of Plymouth ; he 
d. Nov. 11, 191 1, in Tilton; wid. (second m.) d. in 1912. 


1. Anna May, b. December 2, 1868; m. October 4, 1888, John W, 

s. of Moses C. and Elmira A. (Crane) Pease of Tilton; car- 
penter ; employed in car shop at Laconia. 


1. Edith Pease, b. in Tilton, April 27, 1889 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Elsie, twin of Edith. 

3. Earl Pease, b. May, 1890. 

4. Elizabeth Gould Pease, b. in Foxboro, Mass., September 11, 


2. Charles, b. February 28, 1873; d. at Tilton, January 22, 1878. 

3. Harry, twin of Charles; ed. at Tilton; m. October 7, 1896, Jessie, 

dau. of Louis Aldrich ; set. on William Robbins farm one 
mile north of Centre ; rem. to Henry Andrew's farm ; he d. 
August 11, 1908, in Niseayrena, Prov. of Alberta. 


1. Vestella J., b. August 1, 1898. 

2. Charles A., b. March 21, 1901. 

3. Richard B., b. April 12, 1902; d. April 23, 1907. 

4. Harry A., b. June 15. 1903. 

5. Thelma L., b. March 3, 1905. 

6. T. Royce, b. February 24, 1906. 

7. Mary D., b. May 7, 1909 ; d. December 29, 1909. 

Timothy, s. of Stephen and Lydia (Fuller) Gould, of Box- 
ford, Mass., was b. May 2, 1789, at Mont Vernon. He came to 
H. and opened a store at the Bridge Village, but about 1840 


GOULD. 265 

started a blacksmith shop here. He m. Sept. 14, 181 5, Clarissa, 
dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Chandler) Bradford, b. May 28, 
1792; d. May 7, 1864; wid. d. June 25, 1875. 


1. Lenora, b. June 17. 1816; m. June 17, 1837, Walter McKean of 


2. Henry C„ b. June 19, 1818; m. May 1, 1855, Elvira Way, Bradford, 

dau. of Reynold and Annie (Gilman) Way, of Unity, b. Febru- 
ary 15, 1830; d. November 18, 1897; she d. December 1, 1898. 


1. Ella, m. a Foster. 

2. Leonora B. 

3. Torter D. 

4. Daughter m. A. L. Willis. 

3. John M., b. June 5, 1821 ; m. Catherine Fly, Rockland, Me. 

4. Thaddeus F., b. January 5, 1824; d. September 11, 1826. 

5. Frederick W., b. September 11, 1827; blacksmith; deputy sheriff 

for over 30 years ; m. first, Eliza, dau. of Ammi and Lydia F.' 
(Butler) Smith, who d. September 12, 1891, and he m. second, 
August 2, 1895, Mrs. Luella F. Richardson of Goffstown ; d. 
June 25, 1898 ; she d. January 6, 1909. 

vn. CHILD. 

1. George Edward, b. November 8, 1852 ; m. April 3, 1870, Addie 
A. Ellsworth, of H. For many years he was superin- 
tendent and general manager of the Contoocook Mills 
Co., being in their employ from 1860-1909 ; began work at 
the mill when 14 years of age ; Chairman of Board of Se- 
lectmen ; rem. to Manchester, 1889, on account of wife's 
health where he d. February 21, 1909 ; at the time of 
his death was treasurer of Contoocook Mills Co. 


1. Mary I., b. October 6, 1871 ; m. October 9, 1895, George H., 

s. of Henry and Abbie (Bond) Chandler of Manches- 
ter. He was treasurer of Amoskeag Savings Bank; 
d. January 15, 1912. 


1. Marigold, b. October 2, 1896. 

2. Jennie S. 


William B., s. of Jonathan and Sabra (Booth) Gould, b. 
Nov. 7, 1825, res. on the William Booth farm; m. Jan. 4, 1865, 
Louisa, dau. of Abel and Elizabeth Farley. 


1. Infant dau., d. early. 

2. Perry M., b. February 9, 1868; m. April 8, 1896, Hattie M., dau. 

of William and Susan (Senter) Temple; res. on the home- 
stead with his father. She d. September, 1903. 


1. Mason P., b. May 23, 1900. 

Benjamin, was b. about 1758, fought in the battle of Bunker 
Hill when only 17 years of age, and served through the Revolu- 
tionary War; came to H. from Wilmington, Mass., about 1787; 
lived first at the place subsequently known as the "Allen Farm", 
later rem. to a farm near the foot of Stow Mountain, which is 
still called the "Gould Farm." He m. in Wilmington, Mary 
Thompson; he d. Jan. 7, 1818; wid. d. July 6, 1848. 


1. George, b. in Wilmington, Mass., in 1783, and succeeded to his 
father's homestead; m. November 26, 1807, Eunice, dau. of 

Joshua and (Stow) Bailey; d. September 11, 1865; 

wid. d. July 30, 1866. 


1. Benjamin F., b. January 6, 1809; ed. in common schools and 

Hillsborough Academy ; went to Boston when 17 and en- 
gaged in the provision business, which he followed for 
40 years ; was Overseer of the Poor and on School Commit- 
tee in Boston. He m. April 14, 1838, Lucy A., dau. of 
Eli and Hannah (Bent) Shaw; he d. January 3, 1886. 


1. Lucy C, b. in Boston, December 15, 1839 ; m. Prince Page, 

M. D. 

2. Mary L., b. in Boston, July 9, 1846; d. April 30, 1864. 

2. Mary, b. September 11, 1810; d. in Lowell, Mass., September 

18, 1830. 

3. Caroline S., b. May 18, 1812; m. Jerry Smith. (See) 

4. Harriet N., b. March 4, 1817; m. first, August 29, 1867, Har- 

vey Frink, of Lempster. 



5. Joshua B., b. July 7, 1819; ed. at Hancock Literary and Sci- 
entific Institution; studied medicine with Dr. Elisha 
Hatch, of H, Drs. A. G. Gale and William Buck of Man- 
chester, and Dr. George B. Twitchell, of Keene ; attended 
lectures at Harvard University and Woodstock, Vt., at 
which place he graduated in 1850; he practiced at So. 
Koyalston, Athol, Templeton, and West Somerville, Mass. 
He m. March 23, 1854, Elizabeth B., dau. of Silas and 
Betsy (Bachellor) Hale; d. December, 1904, at Philadel- 
phia, Penn. 


1. George H., b. March 12, 1858. 

2. Edward R., b. October 17, 1860. 

3. Harriet E., b. January 24, 1867. 

4. Caroline F., b. March 31, 1873. 

James Horace, s. of Richard and Lydia (Upton) Gould, b. 
Sept. 18, 1828; m. in 1855, Charlotte L. Clement, of Weare, b. 
Jan. 31, 1827; res. in Deering, 1856 and 1857, when they came to 


1. Viemie, b. February 14, 1857; m. I. R. Chambers; res. in New 

Haven, Conn. 

2. Carlton, b. August, 1858; d. in 1861. 

3. Minnie, b. February 18, 1860; m. H. A. Brown, and res. in Concord. 

4. Hattie, b. November 6, 1862; m. H. B. Travis. (See) 

5. Ammy, b. May 2, 1867 ; m. June 14, 1893, Amy I., dau. of Alba and 

Mary E (Robinson) Lewis, of H. 


Horace, of Deering, m. Sarah Forsaith of Deering, b. June 
4, 1820. On account of failing health, after his death, his wife 
came to H. with her daughter; d. in 191 1, the oldest res. of H. 
They had four sons and three daughters. 

Dr. Harry, s. of C. F. Gove, b. Nov. 15, 1877 > grad. of Hills- 
borough High School in 1895 ; att. Cushing Academy at Ashburn- 
ham, Mass. ; grad. of Boston Medical School ; m. Alice Ferry who 
d. a few years after their marriage. 




Timothy (Braverter. Jr., Braverter). b. in Andover, Mass., 
Mar. 28, 1752; came to H. in 1778; m. Martha Rolf or Ralph. 
(Records very meagre) and not known where he settled. 


Timothy, Jr., b. May 13, 1781 : d. February 10, 1782. 
Timothy, Jr., b. October 25, 1782 ; m. Martha Graves. 
Mary, b. February 24, 1784. 
Braverter, b. October 24, 1785. (See) 

5. Betty, b. January 22, 1788 ; d. June 17, 1788. 

6. Betty, b. March 14, 1789; d. at Royalston, Vt., 1840 (?). 

Braverter, s. of Timothy and Martha Gray, b. Oct. 24, 
1785 ; set. on the Turnpike half a mile above the Lower Village; 
was a carpenter, and later a furniture manufacturer. He was 
Postmaster for a long time and sexton of the cemetery near the 
Baptist Church, and kept a record of all the burials made by him, 
which was still extant a few years since. He had a very retentive 
memory, and used to relate many anecdotes of "ye olden time/' 
and was rich in local history. He m. Nov. 13, 1808, Sally, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Lydia (Nutting) Parmenter ; he d. May 25, 1875; 
wid. d. June 15, 1877. 


1. Franklin, b. February 1, 1809. (See) 

2. Leonard, b. September 22, 1810; d. December 11, 1810. 

3. William IL, b. October 9, 1811; m. - ; d. Jan. 28, 1883. No 


4. John C, b. December 3, 1813; d. August 11, 1838. 

5. Nathaniel, b. August 23, 1822 ; d. December 3, 1847. 

Franklin, s. of Braverter and Sally (Parmenter) Gray, b. 
Feb. 1, 1809; m. Feb. 28, 1839, Sally, dau. of Eliphalet and Tam- 
mie (Tilton) Symonds ; followed the trade of his father, but later 
became a farmer; rein, to Sutton but ret. to H. to locate on the 
"Silver farm," half a mile east of the Upper Village; wife d. Jan. 
15, 1877; he d. Oct. 9, 1902. 



1. Sarah M., b. May 5, 1840; m. June 24, 1862, Daniel S. Eoaeh. (See) 

2. Albert J., b. in Sutton, October 20, 1844; m. May 29, 1873, Jennie 

N., dau. of Thomas J. and Nancy N. (Averill) Jones, of Wind- 
sor ; res. in that town on the homestead of John Averill on 
the Turnpike; his house was burned on the eve of January 
31, 1896, which he replaced with a cottage ; wife d. July 20, 
1901. He d. May 30, 1915. No children. 

3. Emily J., b. in Sutton, November 23, 1849; m. February 28, 1875, 

Albert, s. of Levi and Jane (Hosley) Shedd. (See) They 
had one son. 


Jeremiah, the first settler in H. bearing that sirname, is said 
to have come here from Amherst, though that is somewhat doubt- 
ful. He was probably a descendant of Thomas Green, who 
emigrated from England in 1635, and who lived in Maiden, now 
Melrose, Mass., from 1651 to his death, Dec. 19, 1667. Jeremiah, 
whose name first appears on the tax list of this town in 1780, m. 
Elizabeth Woolson, and they lived at first in a log house in the 
northwest part of the town near where Walter Woods lived in 
more recent years. The records of the family are very meagre. 
As nearly as can be traced we have (I) Thomas, b. in England 
about 1610; (II) Samuel, b. in Maiden, Mass., in Mar., 1645, m. 
Mary Cook in 1666; (III) Thomas, b. in 1669, m. Hannah Vinto, 
and res. in Maiden ; (IV) Thomas, Jr., b. in Maiden, Dec. 9, 1702, 
m. Mary Green, of Stoneham, Mass.; (V) Jeremiah, b. in Read- 
ing, Mass., about 1742, rem. to the west part of Amherst with his 
parents about 1769; m. Elizabeth Woolson, probably of Reading, 
and settled in H. in 1779, as stated above. 


1. David, b. in Amherst about 1760; m. December 13, 1789, Lydia 

Watts, of Maiden, Mass. ; he d. December 25, 1795, and his 
wid. m. Col. Moses Woods. 


1. David, Jr. (See) 

2. Isaac. (See) 

3. Amos, b. May 2, 1794; d. December 7, 1795. 

2. Elizabeth, who m. May 16, 1786, Andrew Wilkins. (See) 



David, Jr., s. of David and Lydia (Watts) Green, was b. 
May 1, 1791 ; m. April 30, 1815, Rachel Ormsby, b. in Man- 
chester, Vt., June 2, 1795. He was a carpenter and res. on the 
place since owned by Samuel W. Chase. He served in the War 
of 1812; his wife d. April 14, 1861 ; he d. April 21, 1876. 


1. Norman P., b. January 2, 1817; m. first, June 7, 1846, Lorena Rus- 

sell. He m. second, in 1867, Caroline Fowler; res. in 
Nashua, where he d. November 3, 1876. 

2. Moses W., b. January 22, 1819 ; d. January 31, 1848. 

3. Emeline R., b. January 27, 1821; m. October 13, 1842, John Hale, 

b. in Nashua, July 4, 1820 ; res. in Nashua. 


1. Adine O., b. December 8, 1846 ; m. W. H. Cheever. 

2. Fred C, b. June 4, 1851; d. September 13, 1852. 

3. Annie M., b. February 5, 1854; d. August 15, 1854. 

4. Calvin R., b. May 20, 1823; m. July 13, 1848,, Julia Wright; res. 

in Hartland, Vt. 


1. Alice J. 

2. Annie M. 

5. Nancy C, b. February 16, 1825 ; m. November 23, 1848, Abraham 

Burton ; res. in Manchester, where she d. September 29, 1856. 


1. Hattie A. 

2. Annie C. 

6. Harriet M., b. December 20, 1827 ; d. in Columbus, Ga., November 

21 1871. 

7. Martin V. B., b. November 7, 1834; m. August 5, 1868, Isabella, 

dau. of Hiram and Lucy (Baker) Colton of Thornton's Ferry. 
He res. in Nashua ; was a job printer, stationer and book- 
binder ; d. December 23, 1893. 

x. CHILD. 
1. Edward M., b. November 4, 1873. 

Isaac, s. of David and Lydia (Watts) Green, b. in H., Jan. 
7, 1793; m. April 7, 1813, Susan, dau. of John and Susannah 


(Parker) Fletcher, of New Ipswich, b. Feb. 25, 1796; rem. to 
Peterborough in 1832; he d. June 9, 1844; wid. d. Dec. 25, 1876. 


1. Tryphena T., b. February 9, 1818; m. first, June 5, 1838, Luther 

Nichols, of Peterborough, b. in Sharon, March 22, 1811; he d. 
September 3, 1849; she m. second, April 2, 1852, R. B. Richard- 
son, b. in Reading, Mass., November 28, 1820 ; d. May 24, 1868 ; 
she m. third, Daniel B. Cutler, Historian of Jaffrey, b. May 
10, 1808. 


1. Eliza A. Nichols, b. March 18, 1842 ; d. October 24, 1843. 

2. Josephine A., b. January 17, 1845 ; m. June 12, 1869, Daniel F. 

Winch, b. in Langdon, October 10, 1847. 

3. Isaac G., b. October 27, 1848 ; m. June 12, 1871, Emily M. Felch, 

b. in Greenville, April 2, 1850. 

4. Leroy Richardson, b. May 6, 1853. 


1. Nelly G. 

2. Eliza Ann, b. December 6, 1820; d. November 27, 1841. 

3. Susan F., b. June 10, 1823 ; d. June 3, 1843. 

4. Julia J., b. July 13, 1825; m. March 25, 1845, George W. Ames, of 

Peterboro, b. April 25, 1824 ; she d. February 4, 1859 ; 2 chil- 


Andrew, m. Emmeline, dau. of Samuel Bowden ; b. and res. 
in Maine. 


1. Josephine S., b. Jan. 1, 1840; rem. to Boston, Mass., where she m. 
Sept. 22, 1860, Frederick Wall, b. in Germany, his father be- 
ing band master in the standing army, and lived with his 
wife at the barracks as an officer. Frederick, when 17 years 
of age, came to Boston, where he was employed by Macul- 
lar & Williams for 22 years. He served in a Mass. reg. dur- 
ing the Civil War, following which he lived on a farm known 
as the Wall place and presently as the Ayers house, until his 
death, October 16, 1892, aged 57 years, caused by an injury 
received in the army. She m. second, 1902, William McNiel, 


b. in New Boston, August 1, 1822, but rem. to Tipton, la., in 
1857. Four years after their marriage they came to Hills- 
borough Bridge Village, where he lived until his death March 
27, 1914. 


1. Josephine Wall, b. in Boston, Mass., February 2, 1862 ; d. in 

Woburn, Mass., September, 1862. 

2. Alfretta Wall, d. young in September, 1868, in Woburn. 


Eben H., was b. in Gloucester, Mass., in 1788; m. about 
1815, Susan Lewis of Boston, b. in 1795 ; rem. to H. about 1818; 
set. in northeast section of the town on a farm now abandoned. 


1. Eliza T.. b. April 21, 1817; m. John Kesar ; d. in 1857 in H. 

2. Pauline T., b. March 5, 1819; d. 1828. 

3. Ezra L., b. September 21, 1821 ; was educated at Kimball Union 

Academy, Meriden, and at Dartmouth College, graduating at 
Pittsfield, Mass., Medical College in 1848. Practiced in 
Nashua and Derry until 1855, when he rem. to Fond du Lac, 
Wis. ; he m. December 13, 1848, Abbie M., dau. of Rev. Samuel 
and Abigail S. (Whitcomb) Mason of Nashua. Children: 
Abbie W., b. in Nashua, September 3, 1850 ; Helen T., b. in 
Derry, January 3, 1852; d. Fond du Lac, September 12, 1867; 
Susan M., b. in Fond du Lac, March 30, 1860, d. in Chicago, 
January 30, 1884; Edith L., b. in Fond du Lac, July 4, 1863, 
d. July 7, 1863. Dr. Griffin early took high rank in his pro- 
fession. He was largely interested in sanitary work and the 
establishment of the Wisconsin Board of Health in 1876 was 
largely through his efforts. He was President of the Board 
from its formation until the demands of private interest 
compelled his resignation in 1882. The reports of that board 
and of the Wisconsin State Medical Society contain many 
valuable papers contributed by him. In 1872 he entered 
upon the production of animal vaccine, the first in the North- 
west. This enterprise so increased in value as to induce him 
to abandon general practice and give his whole attention to 
its success. In 1881, he rem. the work to Chicago, 111., where 
in connection with Dr. J. Pettect, of Cleveland, Ohio, he 
formed the National Union Vaccine Company, the largest es- 
tablishment of the kind in the country. Later failing health 
compelled him to retire from all active work. 


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4. Mary Ann, b. March 15, 1824; m. H. G. Shepard of Manchester, 


5. Catherine, b. July 3, 1826; m. Samuel Shepard of Manchester, 


6. George W., b. January 2, 1829 ; d. July 6, 1849. 

7. Henry, b. March 3, 1831 ; d. May 4, 1832. 

8. Pauline N., b. April 3, 1833 ; m. Woodbury Lewis of Boston, Mass. 

9. Albert H., b. June 11, 1836; m. January 24, 1860, Josephine H., dau. 

of David D. and Phebe M. (Ward) Bailey, b. in Washington, 
January 6, 1837 ; res. at H., was a member of Valley Lodge, 
I. O. O. F. ; d. September 25, 1903. 


The ancestors of this family were Scotch, and the ortho- 
graphy of the name has been changed from Graham, Graeme to 
Grimes, the transition from the first to the last pronunciation due 
to the Scottish accent given the name. Our account of this family 
begins with Francis Graham, who came to New England about 
1 719, and settled near Boston, probably Medford, Mass. He was 
acquainted with Col. John Hill, and he became a member of the 
second party of pioneers that came to Number Seven to settle in 
1740, about a year after Captain McColley's little band had ar- 
rived. Mr. Graham and his family remained here until the flight 
of the entire party in 1746. His home seems to have been situated 
on the roadway to the Centre, beyond the limits of the present 
Bridge Village. The records of his marriage have not been 
found, nor the date of his death. 


1. Ann was b. during the stay of her parents in Number Seven, and 

she may have been the third child born here. She m., about 
1764, William McKean, who settled in Deering in 1765, where 
she d. July 12, 1825. 

2. Francis, b. on Noodles Island, East Boston, Mass., in 1747, about 

a year after the flight of his parents from their home in 
the wilderness. He rem. to Londonderry, where he m. Eliza- 
beth Wilson, and tradition says was the first to write the 
family name, as it was pronounced, Grimes. He was among 
the early settlers of Deering, several families emigrating 
from Londonderry to the new township. She d. May 19, 1820, 
aged 74 years; he d. September 28, 1820, aged 73. 




1. John, b. August 11, 1772, in Deering ; m. Betsy, dau. of Capt. 
David and Sarah Wilson, of Deering, b. March 19, 1773; 
res. on what has since been known as the "McNiel Place," 
having come to H. with his family in March, 1836; she 
d. May 12, 1850; he d. October 17, 1851. 


1. Hiram, b. September 17, 1798. (See) 

2. Jane. 

3. Susan, who m. Alden Walker, and was the mother of 

Francis G. Walker, who m. in the West and had 3 
sons; John G., Rear Admiral of the U. S. N. (See) ; 
Betsy Ann. 

4. Francis. (See) 

5. David W. 

6. Sarah C. 

7. James Wilson Grimes. (See) 

Hiram, oldest s. of John and Betsy (Wilson) Grimes, b. in 
Deering, Sept. 17, 1798; m. Dec. 9, 1823, Clarissa, dau. of James 
and Nancy Forsaith, of Deering; came to H. in 1836, and lived 
on a farm in the S. E. part of the town which still bears his name ; 
w, d. Mar. 9, 1873; he d. Nov. 5, 1885. 


1. Sophia, b. May 9, 1825 ; d. in infancy. 

2. John, b. February 14, 1828 ; succeeded to the homestead ; m. first, 

September 17, 1851, Maria A. Appleton, b. September 26, 
1832; she d. October 1, 1857, and he m. second, November, 
1858, Sarah M., dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Barker) Mur- 
dough, b. May 30, 1831, who d. June 12, 1896, and he m. third, 
Hannah M., wid. of Daniel F. Murdough. 


1. Ella M., m. Clarence H. McAlpine ; she d. September 11, 1902. 


1. Hiram G. McAlpine. 

2. Emma M., b. August 10, 1861 ; m. July 12, 1884, Henry H. Law; 
res. in Nashua. Both dead. 


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1. John G. Law, b. October 1, 1885. 

2. Clara M., b. April 18, 1897. 

3. Cora A., b. September 4, 1863 ; m. July 1, 1894, Alton T. Proc- 

tor, who lives on the old Grimes homestead. (See) 

4. Hiram J., b. May 28, 1867 ; m. first, October 5, 1889, Ida Colby; 

m. second, January 5, 1900, Lizzie M. Wood. 


1. John, b. April 5, 1891. 

2. Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1901. 

5. James F., b. August 22, 1875 ; m. July 11, 1891, Nellie G. Har- 


3. Nancy J., b. June 28, 1830; m. June 8, 1858, David B. Burbank. 


4. Elvira E., b. February 8, 1833 ; d. November 30, 1894, unm. 

5. James F., b. May 19, 1835. (See) 

6. Clarissa A., b. December 17, 1838. 

Francis, s. of John and Betsy (Wilson) Grimes, was b. in 
Deering, Oct. 19, 1805 ; was reared upon the farm, receiving the 
advantages of the common schools and Hillsborough Academy 
under the instruction of Simeon J. Bard. He was clerk in the 
store of James Butler, Bridge Village, a few years, but not liking 
the mercantile business, he removed to Windsor, upon a farm, 
where he remained until 1856, when he returned to Hillsborough 
Bridge Village. Active in public affairs he was Selectman of 
Windsor two years ; was Justice of the Peace for several years ; 
was U. S. Internal Revenue Collector for this district; was a 
member of Harmony Lodge, No. 38, A. F. and A. M., taking great 
interest in its work. He m. first, Feb. o, 1837, Mary, dau. of 
Judge Henry B. and Dorothy (Bean) Chase, of Warner, a 
woman of fine mind and education, a graduate of the Young 
Ladies Seminary, Windsor, Vt. The dau. of a lawyer and man 
active in public affairs, she was well informed upon the vital ques- 
tions of the day. She d. Dec. 30, 1852, and he m. second, July 4, 
1854, Mrs. Lucinda Egleston, wid. of Charles Egleston, and dau. 
of William and Wealthy (Howland) Egleston, of Burke, Vt. She 
was an execellent woman, a devoted wife and mother. She 
d. April 20, 1895 ; he d. May 15, 1889, at H. 



1. Sarah F., b. July 9, 1838; m. May 1, 1860, Alfred Johnson; res. in 

Boston, Mass. ; she d. October 24, 1912. 


1. Edwin F. Johnson, b. January 20, 1861 ; m. September, 1881, 

Harriet Porter. 


1. Francis Johnson, b. June 6, 1889. He entered the service 

in the World War ; was appointed Lieutenant at 
Plattsburgh, N. Y., and was overseas during the 
struggle. Is now located in New York City. 

2. Ralph, b. June 4, 1890; lived only a few days. 

2. Alfred G. Johnson, b. July 7, 1867 ; d. December 14, 1895, unm. 

2. John H., b. May 4, 1840 ; enlisted in the U. S. Marine service on 

the breaking out of the Civil War, and was appointed 2nd 
Lieutenant ; participated in the first battle of Bull Run, 
where he was wounded by a minnie ball ; was on board the 
transport "Governor" at the time she sank, November 2, 1861, 
being the last man to leave the ship, to be rescued by the 
U. S. frigate "Sabine" ; was promoted to 1st Lieutenant for 
gallant conduct on the occasion. He served until the close 
of the war; d. April 1, 1884, unm. 

3. Mary C, b. March 28, 1842; d. October 17, 1875, unm. 

4. Helen D., b. March 4, 1844; m. November 24, 1870, George R. Whit- 

temore, of Antrim ; always res. in Boston, Mass. ; d. May 10, 


1. Francis G. Whittemore, b. February 6, 1872; d. July 8, 1872. 

2. Henry E„ b. February 1, 1874; m. first, July 6, 1908, Ellen 

Bates; she d. September 8, 1910, and he m. second, Sep- 
tember 18, 1912, Mary Dodge ; lawyer in Boston, with a 
large practice. 


1. Helen Whittemore, b. September 9, 1916. 

2. Richard, b. December 7, 1918. 

5. Elizabeth A., b. December 7, 1852 ; res. on the beautiful homestead 

of her father. She is a woman of liberal education, has 
traveled abroad quite extensively ; and is a lady of very 
pleasing personality, has high ideals of life. It is through 
her generosity that this History is indebted for the portraits 
of Senator James W. Grimes and Admiral John G. Walker. 

U. S. Senator JAMES W. GRIMES 

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James Wilson, s. of John and Elizabeth (Wilson) Grimes, 
was b. in Deering, Oct. 20, 1816. He was educated in the town 
schools. New Hampton Academy and Dartmouth College. Fol- 
lowing his graduation he studied law under James Walker, at 
Peterborough, and in May, 1836, he began the practice of his 
profession in Burlington, la. This city at that time belonged to 
the Black Hawk purchase in Wisconsin territory. 

He was very successful as a lawyer, and from 1841 to 1853 
practiced in partnership with Henry W. Starr. Mr. Grimes had 
already entered public service for the year he went to Iowa he 
was appointed Secretary of the Indian Commission at Rock 
Island, where the Sacs and Foxes relinquished their lands along 
the Missouri River, Sept. 27, 1836. In 1837-1838 he was as- 
sistant librarian in the Wisconsin library. Upon the formation 
of Iowa territory, he represented Des Moines county in the legis- 
lature, 1838 and 1843, serving in the general state assembly in 

In August, 1854, he was elected by the united vote of the 
Whigs and Free-Soil Democrats as the third Governor of Iowa. 
Himself a Whig he always displayed such a conservative political 
spirit as to win general support. He opposed the Missouri com- 
promise, and under his administration the Free Soil party gained 
strength. At this time, 1856, the capital of the state was changed 
from Iowa City to Des Moines. He was a commissioner for 
founding the Mt. Pleasant Insane Hospital, in which he was 
greatly interested, and in July, 1856, he convened a special session 
of the general assembly to act on land grants received from Con- 
gress for the construction of railroads. The same year he ad- 
dressed in August to President Pierce a remonstrance against the 
treatment of Iowa settlers in Kansas. 

He resigned as governor in 1858, in order to be a candidate for 
the United States Senate, to which he was elected for the full 
term of six years and was re-elected at the expiration of his term, 
so he served from March 4, 1859, to December 6, 1869, when he 
felt obliged to resign on account of ill health. 

His record as a public official shows him as an honest and effi- 
cient officer. He was a prominent worker on the pensions, naval 
affairs, District of Columbia and other important committees. 


July I, 1861, he obtained an order from the Secretary of War, 
setting free the escaping slaves confined in Washington jails, by 
doing which he inaugurated the first official act of emancipation. 
He had been one of the leaders in organizing the new Republican 
party. He advocated the building of iron-clads and became an 
acknowledged authority on naval affairs. Among the works due 
largely to his support were the return of the Naval Academy 
from Newport to Annapolis, the establishment of a national ar- 
mory at Rock Island and of a navy yard at League Island. While 
a zealous adherent of the Republican party, he was never a parti- 
san and was noted for his fearless utterances and independence 
of action. He opposed President Lincoln's proposed enlarge- 
ment of the regular army and opposed a high protective tariff. 
One of his noted examples of personal independence is his vote 
for the acquittal of President Johnson during his impeachment 
trial. Though his physical condition at the time was such as to 
require great effort to be present, and his political friends were 
doing all they could to change his views, they considered him as a 
judge rather than a representative. He afterwards said when se- 
verely criticised for his action: "Neither the honors nor the 
wealth of the world could have induced me to act otherwise than 
I did; and I have never for a moment regretted that I voted as 
I did. I shall always thank God that He gave me the courage 
to stand firm in the midst of the clamor, and by my vote not only 
to save the Republican party, but prevent such a precedent being 
established as would in the end have converted ours into a sort 
of South American republic, in which there would be a revolu- 
tion whenever there happened to be an adverse majority in Con- 
gress to the President." 

If bitterly censured at the time, it has been said of him, "No 
braver or more faithful man ever sat in the Senate than Mr. 
Grimes, who, almost alone, saved his party from an incalculable 

Among the public beneficiaries he founded a free library in 
Burlington, la., a professorship at Iowa College (Grinnell), and 
scholarships at that college and Dartmouth, both of which con- 
ferred upon him the degree of LL. D. Obliged to retire from 
public activities, he went to Europe, but after two years, receiving 


GRIMES. 2 79 

no benefit, he returned to Burlington, la., where he died sud- 
denly, February 7, 1872, in his 56th year. 

Mr. Grimes married at Burlington, la., November 9, 1846, 
Elizabeth Sarah Nealley. 


James Forsaith Grimes was b. May 19, 1835, in H., 
and lived nearly his entire life in this town. His boy- 
hood was passed upon his father's farm and the educational ad- 
vantages afforded by the district schools of the time were supple- 
mented by attendance at academies at Gilmanton, Hopkinton and 
Washington. Beginning at the early age of sixteen years, he 
spent his winters in teaching in the district schools of his own 
and adjoining towns. He gained an excellent reputation as a 
scholar and disciplinarian. In 1859 he began to study law with 
Francis N. Blood, an attorney of this town, and continued until 
the opening of the hostilities of the Civil War. After the firing 
upon Fort Sumter, he was the first of his native town to volun- 
teer in the defense of the Union. On Aug. 5, 1861, he was com- 
missioned as Captain in the Seventeenth Regiment, United States 
Infantry, immediately joined his command at Fort Preble, Maine, 
and was shortly detailed as a recruiting officer, in which capacity 
he acted in his native place and afterwards at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

In due time, however, Captain Grimes joined his regiment, 
which was a part of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac, and 
participated in the most severe battles of all the conflict. At 
Spottsylvania, Virginia, he was wounded but was returned to 
duty on his own request and rejoined his company at Cold Har- 
bor, Virginia. The Seventeenth suffered heavy losses in the cam- 
paigns of 1863-1864, especially in the battles of Gettysburg, Wil- 
derness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvania, Bethseda Church, Cold Har- 
bor, Weldon Railroad and Chapel House. 

At the close of the latter engagement the regiment could 
muster but twenty-six men able to carry arms, and in consequence 
of the depletion of its members it was detailed for duty as guard 
at headquarters. Under the command of Captain Grimes, the 
regiment was engaged in organizing and drilling companies at 
Hart's Island until it was ordered to Texas in the summer of 


1866, and after hundreds of miles of marching arrived in Austin, 
Texas, in November. In 1867 Colonel Grimes was appointed 
judge advocate of a military commission presided over by Major- 
General Alexander McDee Macook, serving several months. 
From Oct., 1867, to April following the Colonel was in com- 
mand of the post at Nacogdoches, in northeastern Texas. The 
long and arduous service in that torrid region had somewhat im- 
paired his health, so after a leave of absence he returned to his 
duties in the fall of 1868, much improved in condition. He re- 
signed from service in Jan., 1871, after nearly ten years of 
military activity, having risen to the rank of Major, Aug. 1, 
1864, "for gallant services at the Battle of Spottsylvania and 
during the present campaign before Richmond, Virginia." From 
March 13, 1865, he ranked as Lieutenant-Colonel. Thus was a 
faithful and deserving soldier rewarded. Having taken up resi- 
dence in the pleasant home which he built on Maple Hill, he was 
the promoter of the Hillsboro Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany, being its first President and Treasurer, a director and Vice- 
President of the Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank and a mem- 
ber of Harmony Lodge of Masons and Woods Royal Arch Chap- 
ter. He instituted and was the first commander of Senator 
Grimes Post, G. A. R., and was department commander of the 
State of New Hampshire in 1889. He was a member of the 
Loyal Legion and the army of the Potomac. 

Colonel Grimes m., Sept. 8, 1864, Sarah Ann Jones, of H., 
dau. of Eben and Mary (Carr) Jones. She was his companion 
in the military life of Texas and continued by his side as a help- 
meet and a companion until March 15, 1906, when she passed 
away at her home in H. Colonel Grimes d. Nov. 18, 1910. 


1. James Wilson, b. November 21, 1865; practiced law. 

2. John Harvey, b. March 25, 1867. 

3. Warren Parker, b. October 12, 1868 ; physician in H. 

4. Mary Carr, b. August 27, 1871 ; m. McGlennen. 

5. Henry Clitz, b. October 21, 1872 ; d. at age of sixteen years. 

6. Clara Forsyth, b. January 27, 1875 ; m. Almon Greene Harris ; d. 

June 5, 1910. 

7. Cecil Paul, b. June 29, 1878 ; res. in Penacook, N. H. 


GRIMES. 28l 


Among the many men and women who have won distinction 
outside of the town few deserve higher mention than the sub- 
ject of this sketch, John Grimes Walker. B. in H., March 
2 o> 1835, ^e son of Alden and Susan (Grimes) Walker, 
he was the grandson of Samuel and Anna (Carpenter) Walker 
and of John and Elizabeth (Wilson) Grimes. The Walkers 
were descendants of Widow Walker, of Rhehoboth, Mass., whose 
name first appeared on the town records in 1643. 

His parents removing to Iowa when he was young, his edu- 
cation was largely acquired there, and at the age of fifteen years, 
in 1850, he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, 
to graduate at the head of his class in 1856. He was attached to 
the warship "Portsmouth," famous as having been the first ship to 
fly the stars and stripes in the harbor of San Francisco in 1846. 
He was made Master in 1858. He served on the "Falmouth," and 
on the "St. Lawrence" in 1858-1859. He became instructor in 
mathematics. Was on the "Susquehanna" in 1 860-1 861 ; on the 
"Connecticut" in 1861, and the gunboat "Winona" in 1861-2. 
Under Farragut, he participated in the engagements of Forts Jack- 
son and Philip, in the capture of New Orleans, and for two years 
was in every fight on the Mississippi. He commanded the "Baron 
de Kalb" in both engagements at Vicksburg (1862-3), in two at- 
tacks on Haines' Bluff at Arkansa Post, doing such gallant duty 
he was reported by Commander-in-Chief Porter for his heroic 
conduct. In fact, he displayed such unusual qualifications he was 
brought to the attention of his leaders. 

The "Baron de Kalb," under Commander Walker, in fact did 
herculean work at Fort Pemberton, capture of Yazoo City, clear- 
ing obstructions from the river and in the destruction of Con- 
federate steamers carrying cotton and munitions of war. He 
was in command of gunboats "Saco" and "Shawmut" in 1864- 
5, and was present at the bombardment of Forts Anderson and 
Caswell on Cape Fear river, and at the capture of Wilmington, 

N. C, after the surrender of Fort Fisher. 

In 1866 he was specially promoted to commander and was 

in the service of the Naval Academy as assistant superintendent 

in 1866-1869. Took the "Sabine" on a trip to Europe in 1869- 


1870, with a class of midshipmen; was Secretary of the Light- 
house Board in 1873-1878. He was appointed Chief of the Bu- 
reau of Navigation in 1831, holding the position for eight years, 
being chief professional adviser to the Secretary of the Navy. 
Reached grade of commander in 1889, and was appointed Rear 
Admiral in command of the "White Squadron," visiting Europe 
and South America. His flagship was the "Chicago." In 1894 
he was placed in commander-in-chief of the Pacific squadron, 
and hurried to Honolulu to preserve peace at a critical time. His 
conduct was highly approved by the United States. 

On his return, he was appointed chairman of the Lighthouse 
Board, a position only a strong man could fill. In 1896, in ad- 
dition to his other duties, he was chosen chairman of the Deep 
Water Harbor Board, to locate a deep water harbor in Southern 
California, by the United States. 

Having reached the age limit, sixty-two years, in 1897, he 
was retired, his appointment as Admiral having been made three 
years before. But he was not allowed to remain idle, and in 1897 
he was made President of the Nicaragua Canal Commission, and 
in 1899 he was appointed President of the Isthmian Canal Com- 
mission, to investigate and report on all practicable routes for a 
canal across the American isthmus, work then being considered. 
It is to his inestimable judgment and services that the govern- 
ment are indebted for much of the success of that gigantic un- 
dertaking — a service so little known it has never received the 
credit it deserves. 

He was a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington, 
and University Club of New York. The University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1903 conferred on him the degree of LL. D. He d. at 
York Beach, Me., Sept. 16, 1907, in his seventy-second year. 

He m., Sept., 1866, Rebecca White, dau. of Henry 
White Pickering of Boston and Salem, Mass. Five children 
were born to this couple: Francis Pickering, James Wilson 
Grimes, Susan Grimes, Henry Pickering, and Sarah Cochran 
Walker. Two daughters, Alice and Bessie, died at early ages. 

Frank Chase, s. of Francis and Lucinda (Egleston) 
Grimes, b. Aug. 9, 1856 (given in another record as July 9, 
1857) ; m. April 7, 1880, Abbie J., dau. of James Davis, of H. 



GRIMES. 283 

He was a successful farmer and became interested in improved 
stock, and entered quite extensively into raising registered Guern- 
sey cattle, owning a herd at his death that was a source of pride 
to him and all cattle-raisers. He greatly improved the home 
farm, the barn being one of the best in the state, having all the 
modern improvements, sanitary and fully equipped. 

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows 
and Encampment. He was also a member of the Holstein Frie- 
san Association of America. He d. in the midst of his most 
earnest work, Dec. 18, 191 1. Mrs. Grimes was active socially, 
and was President of the Fortnightly Club, and Regent of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. She d. March 29, 191 5. 


1. Francis G., b. January 10, 1881 ; m. November 28, 1896, Alice Jones, 
of Burke, N. Y. He lives on the old homestead, in which he 
takes great pride. 


1. Victor E., b. September 20, 1907. 

The war rolls of the town show that H. had three soldiers 
in the War for Independence whose names were Grimes or Gra- 
ham, not one of whom seems to have belonged to the families 
already mentioned though their records are very incomplete. 

John Graham, sometimes called Grimes, came to H. in 
1775. He was probably b. in 1740, and being thirty-five years 
old, he immediately entered into active life. He signed the Asso- 
ciation Test April 12, 1776, and was Justice of the Peace for quite 
a period. He may have been the son of Hugh Graham of Wind- 
ham. He served, according to the records, three years in the 
Revolution, and the war over, Feb. 2, 1781, he sold his estate, 
which consisted of a dwelling house, barn, saw and cornmill, for 
"5,000 Spanish milld Dolers," and probably rem. to Hero, Vt. 

He m. in 1763 Catherine , of Windham. They had 

a s., Hugh, b. about 1764, who rem. to South Hero, Vt., where 
he m. Mary Allen, Nov. 27, 1788, and bought over seven hundred 
acres of land in that town. This couple had at least four chil- 
dren, Aaron, Stephen, Betsy, who died in 1808, and Jenny. 


Hugh Graham served three months in the Rhode Island ex- 
pedition, and probably saw further service. 

Besides this couple, father and son, Nathaniel Graham, who 
may have lived at least a part of the time in Deering, is men- 
tioned in the early records, serving three years in the Revolution, 
besides seeing much other active service witnessed by the records 
in Vol. I. John and Nathaniel may have been brothers. The 
last-named died in H. in 1796. He was m., but I have not found 
names of children. 


Charles W., s. of Henry M. and Lydia B. (Mank) 
Gross, was b. in Thomaston, Me., Oct. 26, 1882. He m. in H., 
Nov. 25, 1908, Alma H., dau., of Joseph C. and Mary L. (Snow) 
Chapman. They have one child, Ella M., b. July 30, 1909, in H. 


William, the representative here of this family, was 
a Revolutionary soldier who enlisted from Sudbury, Mass., and 
must have exercised a more prominent part in the history of H. 
than the records give him credit. He m. a sister of Lot Jenison, 
and res. here from 1780 to 1785, when he rem. to Natick, Mass. 
If he had children b. here, there is no record. 


Mark M., s. of Enoch and Mary Ann (Bailey) Had- 
ley, was b. in Deering, Nov. 14, 1839 ; ed. in common schools 
and New Hampton and Mont Vernon academies ; taught many 
terms of school; m., March 3, 1862, Abbie J., dau. of Robert and 
Calora (Goodale) Carr; rem. to East Washington in 1868, where 
he was in trade with his brother-in-law, E. Hatch Carr ; was also 
Postmaster and Selectman; came to H. in 1874, to the farm of 
Abraham Coolidge ; later rem. to Bridge Village as proprietor of 
the Hillsborough Messenger; was a member of Harmony Lodge, 
I. O. O. F., being its Master two years ; Master of Valley 
Grange six years ; Associate Justice of the Police Court, Collector 
of Taxes and Town Treasurer, 1887-1888. 



1. Alma C, b. November 25, 1862 ; m. April 6, 1886, Bela A. Wellman, 

who d. June 28, 1891 ; she d. January 5, 1912. Mrs. Wellman 
was Master of Valley Grange two terms ; was a member of 
the 0. E. S. and the D. A. K., holding offices in both. One ch. 
Mabel A., b. February 15, 1887 ; m. October 27, 1909, Warren 
A. Crosby. 

2. Clifton H., b. March 30, 1865 ; m. October 2, 1888, Grace A. Winn. 

One ch. Barbara Grace, b. January 23, 1894. 

3. Harrison C. (twin to Clifton), m. November 20, 1888, Ella H. Bob- 

bins. No children. 


Enoch, s. of Ebenezer and Deborah Hall, of Dracut, Mass., 
came to H. in 1826, and bought the John McColley farm. His 
wife was Mary Atwood, of Cornish, where they lived a time after 
their marriage. They were active members of the Baptist Church 
in this town. He d. May 30, 1863. 


1. David, b. September 16, 1803 ; m. Elizabeth Field, Weymouth, 

Mass., where they res. 

2. John, b. March 30, 1806. (See) 

3. Susan, b. in 1809; d. July 13, 1859, unm. 

John, s. of Enoch, b. in Antrim, March 30, 1806, came 
to H. with his parents ; m. Mrs. Martha Smith, wid. of Robert 
Smith, and res. on the Hugh Smith farm, Sulphur Hill. 


1. Charles G., b. January 11, 1832; m. February 14, 1858, Lucy, 
youngest dau. of Samuel and Sally (Barker) Murdough, 
b. March 7, 1842. He enlisted August 29, 1862, in Co. D., 
Eleventh Beg. N. H. Vols.; dis. for disability May 6, 1863; 
rem. to Salisbury soon after and then to Warner, where 
he d. in August, 1869. 


1. Emma A., b. October 22, 1859 ; d. July 15, 1867. 

2. Charles E., b. July 10, 1861 ; m. first, Jennie Travis ; date 

of her d. and second m. of Mr. Hall not ascertained. 



1. Clarence, who m. Goldie Purington, of Weare ; he d. Jan- 
uary 6, 1913. 

3. Warren J., b. in Salisbury, April 30, 1868; m. May 15, 1890. 

Fannie J. Brown, of Barrington, b. June 27, 1873 ; he d. 
November 3, 1905. 


1. Harry Amsden, b. February 12, 1891 ; m. 

2. Lula E., b. September 26, 1893. 

3. Charles G., b. July 8, 1895. 

4. Samuel B., b. April 21, 1897. 

5. Hattie L., b. January 6, 1899. 

6. Addie, b. June 16, 1901. 

7. Warren, b. in 1903. 

8. Elton, b. February 21, 1905. 

4. Hattie L., b. August 14, 1869; d. Mar. 28, 1870. 

2. Mary, b. December 26, 1834; d. July 14, 1844. 

3. John A., b. January 13, 1837 ; m. Louisa Winship ; d. May 7, 1866. 

4. Jeremiah S., b. January 7, 1840 ; m. Julia Gibson. 

5. Isaac E., b. January 17, 1844 ; m. November 6, 1891, Abbie M., dau. 

of George H. and Eispah F. (Beckwith) Stewart; he was an 
engineer on the B. & M. Bailroad ; res. in Charlestown, Mass. 


Europe, (Major Eleazer, Benjamin, Eleazar, James, 
Jr., James) was b. in Pembroke, Mass., Nov. 20, 1759. He 
served in the Revolutionary War in his father's company, to- 
gether with his brothers, Africa and America. He also served 
in Capt. William Sawyer's Company in Shay's Rebellion. After 
the close of the Revolution he went, with his brothers, to Water- 
ford, Me., but soon returned to Harvard, Mass., from whence he 
came to H. about 1798. He settled on a farm on the northwest 
slope of Bible Hill, which has since been owned by James H. 
Jones. He m. first, April 13, 1786, Dorcas Stowe, of Harvard, 
Mass., b. Sept. 24, 1759; d. Aug. 7, 1813, and he m. second, 
Sarah Hale, b. March 30, 1763. He d. by an accidental blow on 
the stomach from a crow bar, June 7, 1820. 



1. Dorcas, b. November 12, 1786 ; m. April 10, 1808. William C. Mead ; 

rem. to Goshen, Vt., in 1812, and to Greenfield, O., in 1837 ; d. 
February 9, 1872. She had 10 children, the two oldest of 
whom, Cyrus H., and Benjamin F., were b. in H. 

2. A son, b. August 2, 1788; d. September 27, 1788. 

3. Hannah, b. July 27, 1789 ; m. December 20, 1808, Capt. Alexan- 

der Caldwell, of Nottingham ; rem. to Portsmouth, O., about 
1817, where she d. August 15, 1824. 

4. Joash, b. August 7, 1791. (See) 

5. Abigail, b. May 14, 1794; d. December 27, 1799. 

6. James G., b. December 31, 1796 ; studied medicine and was a 

practicing physician at Galopolis, O., where he d. August 5, 
1824, unm. 

7. Adams G., b. June 21, 1798; d. September 24, 1799. 

8. Hannibal G., b. April 23, 1800 ; rem. to Portsmouth, O., and was 

an architect and builder ; m. February 1, 1825, Mary T. Whit- 
ney; they had five children. He d. July 24, 1864; she d. 
June 25, 1880. 

Joash, s. of Europe and Dorcas ( Stowe) Hamlin, 
b. in Harvard, Mass., Aug. 7, 1791, came to H. about 1798 with 
his parents, and succeeded to the homestead. He in., June 17, 
1817, Leefy, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Murdough ; rem. 
in 1838 to Newport, O., and later to Circleville, O., where he d., 
May 10, 1840; wife d. at Logan, O. 


1. Sarah H., b. August 30, 1818; d. in 1896, unm. 

2. Elizabeth J., b. March 13, 1820. 
8. Cordelia F., b. January 6, 1822. 

4. George F., b. June 3, 1823. 

5. Mary M., b. February 10, 1825 ; d. September 12, 1825. 

6. Adams J., b. July 4, 1827 ; d. unm. 

7. Catherine M., b. May 11, 1829. 

8. James E., b. June 3, 1830; d. July 15, 1831. 

9. Frederick J., b. February, 1832; d. August 4, 1834. 

10. Henry M., b. October 9, 1833. 

11. Charlotte and Martha A., twins, b. August 11, 1838, at New- 

port, O. 


John, s. of Allen and Sophia (Newt) Harriman, b. in Bart- 
lett, Feb. 11, 1833; res. in Bartlett, Lempster, Exeter, and West 


Newbury, Mass. ; came to H. from Washington in 1862 ; farmer, 
was Supt. of "Poor Farm" a term of years ; later bought the Gil- 
man Murdough farm, where he d. Dec. 31, 1901. He m. first, 
Sept. 29, 1855, Harriet P. Fletcher, b. in E. Lempster, April 16, 
1837, and d. Jan. 4, 1857; he m. second, March 31, 1857, Sarah 
J., dau. of Moses and Tryphena (Wright) Davis, b .in Newport, 
Aug. 3, 1833. 


1. Charles E., b. in West Newbury, Mass., July 2, 1839; m. first, Jan- 

uary 10, 1883, Elveretta S. Smith, of Northampton, Mass., b. 
in Conway, Mass., in 1860, and d. in Northampton, Mass., 
October 14, 1886; he m. second, June 14, 1887, Georgia E. 
Magrene, of Camden, Me. ; she d. in Whitensville, Mass., 
March 24, 1891; he m. third, in Fitchburg, Mass., May 30, 
1892, Ella M., dau. of Dr. Snyder, of Flemmington, N. J., and 
was divorced in 1893 ; he m. fourth, June 11, 1895, Daisy, 
dau. of Prof. Charles Hammond, of Newport, Ky., b. in Iron- 
ton, Ohio, divorced and married again. 


1. Ernest C, b. in E. Jaffrey, September 12, 1883; m. May 16, 

1907, M. Leslie Tower, of Northampton, Mass., where 
they res. 


1. Ernest T., b. March 20, 1908. 

2. Joyce G., b. October 29, 1914. 


2. Frances E., b. in San Francisco, Cal., May 3, 1888. 

3. Edward C, b. in Oakland, Cal., April 1, 1889; d. April 28, 1889. 

4. Mildred I., b. in Whitensville, Mass., September 20, 1890; was 

brought up in grandparent's family ; m. March 30, 1907, 
George W. Kimball, b. in Gilford, November 19, 1879. 


5. Madeline H., b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 8, 1898 ; d. Janu- 

ary 28, same year. 

6. Florence M., b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2, 1902. 

2. Hattie E., b. E. Lempster, January 16, 1861 ; d. at Biddeford Pool, 

Me., October 2, 1882. 

3. Lillie J., b. E. Washington, November 2, 1862 ; m. December 19, 

1878, Bartlett M. Chase, b. in E. Washington, February 26, 




1. Bert, b. in Weare, July 17, 1880 ; m. May 22, 1900, Lillie John- 

son, b. New Ipswich, October, 1887 ; res. in Nashua ; son 
Charles, b. January 12, 1902 ; a dau. who d. day of birth, 
April 1, 1906. 

2. Harry C, b. in H., August 2, 1885; m. September 4, 1906, 

Mary Kneeland, b. in E. Jaffrey, April, 1882. 

4. Nellie G., b. January 6, 1871 ; m. July 11, 1891, James F. Grimes, 



1. John H., b. November 25, 1893; d. November 28, 1893. 

2. A dau. b. and d. June, 1896. 

3. James L., b. February 2, 1898 ; d. May 11, 1898. 

Divorced from first husband, she m. second, May 4, 1907, Frank 
W. Crossman, b. in Andover, August 18, 1859. 

5. Lula M., b. July 5, 1875 ; m. January 13, 1897, George Farwell, 

b. in Harrisville, July 23, 1872 ; res. in Milford and Nashua. 


1. Ruth, b. November 25, 1906. 


Charles, b. in Stoddard, Feb. 23, 1834; res. in Han- 
cock and Peterboro from i860 to 1880, when he came to H., liv- 
ing on a farm in the northwest part of the town. Served from 
Hancock in Co. I, 16th Regiment, N. H. Vols., in the Civil War. 
He m., July 7, 1853, Lois, dau. of Elliott and Lois (French) Due, 
of Hancock. 


1. Ellen F., b. in Hancock, September 2, 1854; m. 1871, George L. 

Austin, of Concord. 

2. Sarah J., b. in Antrim, June 14, 1861 ; m. 1879, Frank G. Putney, 

of Peterboro. 

3. Frank W., b. in Hancock, February 20, 1863; m. 1892, Annie B. 

French, of Greenfield. 

4. Eugene W., b. in Hancock, March 30, 1869 ; d. October 23, 1913. 


Joseph, s. of John and Hannah (Prince) Hartshorn, b. in 
Amherst, May 12, 1791, m., March 30, 1817, Mary, dau. of 
Thomas and Lucy (Lowell) Ellsworth, b. in Deering, Nov. 30, 


1791. He served in the War of 1812, and came to H. in 1815, 
locating on the farm now owned by Walter Edwin Gay ; rem. to 
Bradford in 1839; then to Concord in 1876, where he d., June 
27, 1884; his wife had d. in Bradford Jan. 30, 1862. 


1. David Henry, b. May 27, 1823; m. February 15, 1853, Amanda 

Forsaith. He d. in Bradford, April 18, 1874. 


1. George H., b. in Boston, October 25, 1853. 

2. Joseph A., b. in Charlestown, Mass., May 31, 1855 ; m. Novem- 

ber 6, 1883, Flora E. Berry. 

3. Sarah M., b. in C, February 8, 1859 ; d. May 24, 1860. 

4. Mary Lizzie, b. in C, July 26, 1861 ; m. February 22, 1882, 

William M., s. of William Carr, of Bradford. 

2. Mary A., b. January 17, 1826; d. in Bradford, January 9, 1841. 

3. Ann Maria, b. June 29, 1827; m. first, Hem'y Canfield ; m. second, 

Hiram Farrington ; res. in Concord. 

4. Sarah D., b. January 24, 1829 ; d. in Bradford, September 26, 1854. 

5. Elizabeth A. Gipson (adopted), b. in Tyngsboro, Mass., February 

17, 1820; m. first, Caleb Knight; m. second, Emery Bailey; 
res. in Sutton. 


The Hartwells can be numbered among the very earliest 
comers to H., and through intermarriage with other leading fami- 
lies became very closely associated with its history. John, s. of 
Simon and Mary Woolley (John, Ebenezer, John, William), was 
b. in Concord, Mass., April 10, 1753. He m., May 24, 1774, Su- 
sanna, dau. of Hugh and Mary (Laws) Foster of Acton, Mass., 
and settled in his native town near his father. In 1777 he bought 
of Jeremiah Green, of Boston, a creditor of Col. John Hill, a 
hundred-acre tract of land in the northeast part of this town, 
and made annual trips here on foot, staying a considerable time 
to clear a portion of the land and build a log house. He rem. 
hither with his family in the summer of 1780, accompanied by 
Thaddeus Monroe and Andrew Wilkins, who settled in the same 
locality. These, and other families coming later from Concord, 
Mass., gave the section the name of "Concord End," which is 

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still retained, though having lost its real significance. A well au- 
thenticated tradition states that upon one of his trips Mr. Hart- 
well cut a willow stick for a cane and upon his arrival stuck it 
into the ground, where it grew and flourished for a hundred 
years. At that time there was no mill nearer than Weare, and it 
was a common undertaking for him to perform the journey 
thither and return with a bushel of grain upon his shoulder. His 
wife d. Nov. 7, 1815 ; he d. Oct. 17, 1849, nearly a hundred years 


1. John Jr., b. November 7, 1774, in Concord, Mass. (See) 

2. Willard, b. July 18, 1776, in Concord, Mass.; d. August 10, 1778, 

in H. 

3. Susannah, b. September 24, 1778; m. Daniel Kolfe. (See) 

4. Polly, b. May 15, 1781; m. November 5, 1802, William Stowe. (See) 

5. Simon, 2nd, b. September 12, 1783. (See) 

6. Sarah, b. March 3, 1786 ; m. first, November 17, 1803, George, s. of 

Smith Robertson, who deserted her in August, 1805 ; she m. 
second, March, 1809, Phineas Holden. (See) 

7. Lucy, b. July 16, 1788 ; m. April 2, 1807, Justinian Holden, a 

farmer who lived at "Concord End," and d. July 26, 1863. 
She then rem. to Michigan to live with her dau. Lucy, b. June 
21, 1807, who m. first, November 29, 1827, Stephen Woodbury, a 
tanner, who came to H. in 1824, and leased the "Wilder 
tannery" at the Centre ; rem. to Bradford in 1830, and after- 
wards to Mich., where he d. She m. second, Samuel Clark, 
of Geneva, N. Y. Second child, Mary, b. October 9, 1808 ; d. 
in Mich., March 8, 1849, unm. 

8. Ehoda, b. September 24, 1790 ; m. Eeuben Wyman, of Deering, 

February 27, 1809; d. November 9, 1880. 

9. Martha P., b. September 14, 1792; m. Isaiah T. Foster. (See) 

10. William, b. August 26, 1795. (See) 

John, Jr., s. of John and Susanna (Foster) Hartwell, came 
to H. a child with his parents, and always res. here, excepting 6 
months at Hancock, Vt. It is related of him that when only 14 
years of age, in company with two young sons of the Rev. Jona- 
than Barnes, the three boys cut and drew with a steer team the 
first stick of timber, a large oak log, used in the construction of 
the meeting-house built in 1789. He was carpenter, farmer and 
mill-wright. In 1823 he built for himself a house on the road 


to East Washington, at the foot of Loon Pond, which was burned 
in 1898. He m. first, March 22, 1797, Sarah, dau. of Isaac and 
Sarah (Hale) Holden of Ashburnham, Mass., who was the 
mother of his 11 children. She d. Aug. 12, 1836, and he m. sec- 
ond, March 26, 1837, Nancy, dau. of William and Thankful 
(Keyes) Gammell, who d. May 14, 1847, when he m. third, Nov., 
1847, Rhoda, twin sister of Nancy, who d. Sept. 30, 1873. He 
d. Sept. 2j, 1871. 


1. Willard, b. May 4, 1798 ; d. November 26, 1820, unm. 

2. John, 3rd, b. December 2, 1799 ; m. November 29, 1827, Catherine, 

dau. of Timothy and Martha (Graves) Gray; rem. next year 
to Eoyalton, Vt., afterwards to Sharon, Vt., then to Soj. 
Turnbridge, Vt., where he d. May 17, 1869. They were the 
parents of 7 children. 

3. Silas F., b. August 16, 1801 ; m. October 25, 1826, Emily, dau. of 

Eliphalet and Eunice (Lamphere) Davis, of Ro3 r alton, Vt., 
where he rem. soon after marriage, and where he d. August 
28, 1885. They had 6 children. 

4. Sally, b. April 12,. 1803 ; d. September 19, 1804. 

5. Sarah, b. December 16, 1804; m. April 30, 1829, Ebenezer, s. of Joel 

and Betsy (Eames) Carter ; rem. to Lowell, Mass., afterwards 
to Billerica, Mass., and later to Boston, where he kept pub- 
lic houses for several years. He was b. in H. October 7, 1799 ; 
d. in Boston, October 7, 1864 ; she d. December 4, 1891. 

6. Olive, b. May 19, 1808; m. March 17, 1831, Lyman Densmore. (See) 

7. Caroline, b. May 15, 1810; m. March 27, 1842, John L. K. Staples; 

d. at Gardner, Me., October 20, 1847. 

8. Lucy, b. March 31, 1812; m. November 1, 1834, John, s. of William 

and Hannah (Foster) Eayrs, of Nashua ; 6 children. 

9. Elijah B., b. December 14, 1814; d. October 19, 1821. 

10. Almira, b. July 6, 1817 ; m. February 1, 1841, George J., s. of 

Nathaniel and Rachel (Andrews) Coolidge. (See) 

11. Abigail, b. January 27, 1819 ; d. April 5, 1819. 

Simon, 2d, s. of John and Susanna (Foster) Hartwell, b. 
Sept. 12, 1783, m., June 5, 1807, Abigail, dau. of Eli and Hepzi- 
beth (Monroe) Wheeler, familiarly known as "Aunt Nabby," 
noted for her sharp tongue but ready charity. He settled on a 
farm north of his father, and later occupied by Charles Mur- 
dough, but finally rem. to a farm adjoining that of his father. 


He d. Aug. 8, 1869; she d. April 29, 1877. This couple had no 
children, but successively adopted Jason H. T. Newell, Eliza 
Carr, and Isaac Wilkins, all of whom are mentioned elsewhere. 

William, s. of John and Susanna (Foster) Hartwell, b. 
Aug. 26, 1795; m., Dec. 19, 1816, Betsy C, dau. of Asaph and 
Ruth (Curtice) Wilkins. He was noted for his proficiency in 
playing the fife, and was much sought after for trainings and 
musters. He d. April 14, 1861 ; she d. Sept. 19, 1878. 


1. James B., b. December 21, 1817; d. March 6, 1819. 

2. Henry H., b. October 18, 1819. (See) 

3. James M., b. November 22, 1821, in Deering. (See) 

4. William, b. September 26, 1823 ; went to Boston in 1843 ; was 

expressman many years. Married first, December 31, 1846, 
Mary Wallace, of Waldoboro, Me., who d. May 15, 1849; he m. 
second, June 15, 1853, Mary McGovern, b. in Scotland in 
1830 ; d. June 13, 1861 ; m. third, September 22, 1863, Mrs. 
Clarinda Nute ; he d. May 9, 1885. Found no record of chil- 

5. Asaph, b. August 4, 1825 ; d. October 6, 1825. 

6. John, b. October 1, 1826 ; d. in infancy. 

7. Charles L., b. May 31, 1828. (See) 

8. Isaac A., b. January 21, 1834; d. February 21, 1835. 

9. Lavinia, b. August 4, 1837 ; d. June 11, 1839. 

10. Lizzie J., b. November 8, 1839 ; m. November 28, 1866, William 

H. H. Collins, of Washington, a Methodist minister. Parents 
of 4 children. 

Rev. Henry H., s. of William and Betsy C. (Wilkins) Hart- 
well, was b. Oct. 18, 1819. At the age of 8 years he was sent 
to live with his cousin, Silas F., at Royalton, Vt., where he re- 
mained 4 years. Now 12 years old, he sought to earn his living 
by working out summers and to acquire an education by attend- 
ing school winters. As soon as he felt competent, he began to 
teach school, following this until he was 24, when he entered upon 
the study of the ministry of the M. E. Church, to become an 
itinerant preacher, residing in every county of the state and nearly 
every state in the Union. If his early advantages for an edu- 
cation were limited, his talent for public speaking and original 
way of thinking made him an effective and popular minister. 


He m. first, May 31, 1842, Flora A., dau. of Isaac T. Sweatt, 
of Boscawen ; she was the mother of 5 children, and d. at Nashua 
Nov. 8, 1858; he m. second, April 10, 1861, Mrs. Sarah (Sargent) 
Hirsh, dau. of Sterling and Sally (Gault) Sargent, of Aliens- 


1. Rowena L., b. November 21, 1843, at Moultonboro ; m. October 19, 

1864, Charles T. Daniels, and rem. to Lawrence, Mass. In 
1884, broken in health from incessant care and church 
work, she was advised to take a trip to Florida, and she and 
her son Henry were passengers on the ill-fated steamer, 
"City of Columbus," to perish in the wreck of the night of 
January 17. Their bodies were recovered from the rocks of 
Gay's Head, Martha's Vineyard, the following morning, and 
taken to Lawrence for interment. 

2. Henry H., Jr., b. November 7, 1849, at Canaan ; d. at Nashua, Sep- 

tember 7, 1850. 

3. Charles H., b. February 13, 1852, at Newmarket ; m. May 28, 1873, 

Flora E. Mooers, of Vienna, Me. 

4. Leon L., b. September 17, 1854, at Great Falls ; m. first, July 10, 

1875, Mary E. Bliss, of Dover; m. second, May 6, 1889, Ro- 
berta Wheeler, of Bradford. 

5. Edward F., b. December 22, 1856, at Manchester ; m. August 6, 

1879, Helen Huskey, b. in Leith, Scotland, September 22, 1855. 

6. Flora A., b. May 14, 1862, at Claremont ; m. June 25, 1884, Park 

Mitchell, of Manchester. 

Rev. James M., s. of William and Betsy C. (Wilkins) Hart- 
well, b. in Deering, Nov. 22, 1821 ; m. first, Nov. 10, 1844, Mary 
E., dau. of Parker and Charlotte (Atwood) Kimball, who d. 
Aug. 24, 1871 ; he m. second, April 13, 1873, Mrs. Harriet T. 
Barker, of Maine. He was a Methodist preacher, and was lo- 
cated in different towns in the north part of the state. He then 
studied medicine, attending lectures at Castleton, Vt., Boston and 
Philadelphia; practiced largely in Whitefield and Colebrook, 
where he d., Jan. 2, 1880. Had 1 s., George H., b. May 10, 1846, 
who d. July 9, 1849. 

Charles L., M. D., s. of William and Betsy C. (Wilkins) 
Hartwell, b. May 31, 1828, was educated in the common and a 
select private school at H. Centre. After working at farming 


summers and teaching schools winters for several years, he fit- 
ted himself for the practice of medicine, graduating at Wood- 
stock, Vt., and settling at Farmington, this state, where he re- 
mained until failing health compelled him to abandon his pro- 
fession. Returning to H., he bought and improved the old mill 
at the foot of Loon Pond. He d. of consumption March 29, 
1862. He had m., May 20, 1855, Harriet N., dau. of Jonathan 
and Clarissa (Wilson) Beard, who survived him. 



1. Alonzo C, b. September 27, 1857 ; d. February 7, 1858. 

2. George B., b. December 30, 1858 ; d. August 16, 1878. 

3. Walter B., b. December 17, 1860; m. December 3, 1889, Lottie M., 

dau. of Charles and Emily (Barnes) Gibson. 

Simon, Jr., s. of Simon and Mary (Woolley) Hartwell, was 
b. in Concord, Mass., Oct. 3, 1758, and m., Dec. 14, 1786, Molly, 
dau. of Thomas and Anna Hutchins, b. Jan. 16, 1767. She wit- 
nessed from her father's attic window the maneuvers of the 
British troops on the morning of April 19, 1775. This couple, 
with their oldest born dau., rem. to H. and settled on a hundred- 
acre tract north of that of his brother John at "Concord End," 
where he d. July 18, 1820, from effects of excessive heat. She d. 
May 8, 1849. 


1. Mary, b. September 14, 1787; m. April 5, 1808, Capt. Benjamin 

Bradford. (See) 

2. Nancy, b. September 17, 1789, (the night following the raising 

of the "Old Meeting House," as described elsewhere) ; m. 
January 8, 1808, George, s. of John and Esther (Mclntre) 
Ashby, of Lyndeboro ; rem to Warner, later to Bradford, 
where he d. December 12, 1850 ; she d. at Strafford Bow Lake, 
April 9, 1873. 

3. Simon, 3d, b. November 25, 1791 ; m. Thrustee, dau. of Judah and 

Polly (Wright) Williams, of Pepperell, Mass. He built a 
house on the homestead near his father, but rem. to the Cen- 
tre where he was in trade for a time; then went to Wind- 
ham, Vt., and thence to Newbury, Ohio, where he d. She m. 
second, Charles King ; d. at Galva, 111., October 25, 1884. She 
had five children by first marriage. 

4. Lydia, b. in 1793. 

5. Sarah, b. in 1795. 


6. Sally K, b. July 20, 1797 ; m. first, April 29, 1819, Job, s. of Ezra and 

Elizabeth (Whiting) Hyde, of Winchendon, Mass.; he d. in 
1821, and she m. second, Benjamin B., s. of Levi and Rhoda 
(Brooks) Hosnier, of Fitzwilliam ; set. in Hancock, but rem. 
to Peterboro, where he d. June 25, 1884. She had one child 
by first m., and six by second m. She d. September 4, 1853. 

7. Lucinda, b. June 23, 1802 ; m. April 30, 1829, Remington, s. of 

Sampson and Sarah (Fletcher) Tuttle, of Hancock, b. August 
25, 1797. She d. December 13, 1881. 


1. Rufus, b. February 3, 1830. 

2. Henry, b. in Hancock, May 19, 1831 ; m. January 14, 1858, 

Sarah Caroline, dau. of Benjamin and Sally (Mathews) 
Kimball ; d. at Gill, Mass., October 14, 1871. 

3. Abigail, b. December 8, 1832 ; m. John Felch. 

4. Otis, b. November 12, 1835 ; m. first, June 19, 1868, Alice W., 

dau. of Dea. Eli M. Baldwin, who d. August 8, 1872 ; he 
m. second, January 29, 1876, Nellie J. Baldwin, sis. of first 

5. Hartwell, b. March 14, 1840 ; m. July 23, 1871, Harriet B., dau. 

of Jackson and Belinda (Styles) Dowling, of Bradford. 

6. Lucinda Remington, b. September 12, 1842; d. February 11, 


8. Moses S., b. August 24, 1806 ; went to Jackson, N. Y., where he m. 

first, September 11, 1828, Mary, dau. of Capt. Harvey and Mary 
Orcutt ; set. in Ticonderoga, N. Y., but ret. to Jackson in 1830 ; 
then came to Nashua, this state, and afterwards rem. to 
Waukeska, Wis., where he was a leading carpenter and con- 
tractor. His w. d. March 3, 1836, and he m. second, Harriet, 
dau. of Joseph and Miriam (Wheeler) Stout, of Salem, N. Y. 
He d. August 15, 1883. He had five children by his first 


Edgar A., s. of Milo Willie and Rhoda Harvey, was b. July 
8, 1853, in Manchester, N. H.; educated in Manchester; machin- 
ist; m., Feb. 6, 1878, in North Sutton, Irene Franklin, dau. of 
Henry R. and Elizabeth B. F. D. (Lycho) Richardson of North 
Sutton, Mr. Richardson being a veteran of the Civil War, serving 
from 1861 to 1864, when he was shot at the Battle of Bureau's 
Bluff. Mr. Harvey is a member of the I. O. O. F. ; res. on the 
Gawn Mills Farm. 




1. Elizabeth L., b. January 17, 1881, in North Sutton. 

2. Harold E., b. December 19, 1883, in New London. 

3. Frank A., b. April 23, 1886, in New London. 

4. Gladys May, b. July 10, 1889, in New London. 

5. Charles W., b. April 18, 1891. 

6. Grace E., b. April 29, 1894; d. December 16, 1899, in Boston, Mass. 

7. Fred E., b. August 18, 1895. 

8. Doris I., b. March 7, 1901. 


George W., s. of George and Eliza (Hamilton) Haslet, was 
b. in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24, 1859. His father was a native of 
Hallowell and his mother of Searsmont, Me. He received his 
education in the common schools of Boston, and High School 
of Somerville, Mass. Upon his graduation from the latter in- 
stitution, he was employed for three years by Rufus S. Frost & 
Co., dry goods commission merchants. 

In 1880 he came to H. as bookkeeper for the Hillsborough 
Woolen Mills, eventually to be advanced to the office of Super- 
intendent and then President of the company, which position he 
holds today. Under his management, an excellent record has 
been made in the growth of the business. 

He has never sought or held a political office, but he has been 
a member of the School Board for over fifteen years ; was Fire 
Commissioner of the town, and has been a Trustee of the Fuller 
Public Library since 1895. He is a Thirty-Second Degree Ma- 
son, a member of Mount Horeb Commandery, Knights Templar, 
and is a Past Master and was Secretary of Harmony Lodge, A. 
F. and A. M., for twenty years. 

Mr. Haslet m. in New Haven, Conn., in Oct., 1887, Mary G., 
dau. of Jeremiah Dutton, who d. Feb., 1888. Oct. 15, 1921, he 
m., second, Miss Ethel Ward Towle, dau. of the Rev. Edward 
D. and Isabel Towle. 

Upon being appointed a member of the Town History Com- 
mittee, he was made Secretary of that body. In whatever posi- 
tion Mr. Haslet has been called to fill he has proved himself an 
efficient worker. 



Samuel D. was b. in Chelmsford, Mass., March 2, 
1829; rem. to Deering with his parents in childhood. When 
18 years of age he went to Clintonville, and learned the wheel- 
wright's trade of Baker Pratt, for whom he worked 14 years. 
Came to H. about 1856, and opened a shop at the "Foundry," 
but subsequently rem. to Bridge Village, where he added the 
business of undertaker. He was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, of Valley Lodge, I. O. O. F., and of Harmony 
Lodge, A. F. and A. M. He m., May 5, 1853, Rebecca S., dau. 
of William and Mary (Wilson) White, of Antrim; d. Feb. 27, 
1 901. No children. 


Dr. Elisha, s. of Azel and Rhoda (Williams) Hatch, b. in 
Alstead July 17, 1796, was educated in the common schools and 
Chester, Vt, Academy. He studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. 
Reuben Hatch, and Drs. Adams and Amos Twitchell, of Keene; 
attended medical lectures at Dartmouth College, where he gradu- 
ated in 1824. After two years of hospital practice in New York 
City, and two and one-half years with his uncle, Reuben, in this 
town, he ret. to Alstead, where he remained until Nov., 1835, 
when he came back to H., and succeeded to the practice of Dr. 
Reuben Hatch, then lately rem. to 111. After 24 years' res. on 
the Turnpike, he rem. to Bridge Village, where he lived until his 
death, caused by a fall in his barn, Nov. 13, 1863. He was Rep- 
resentative to the Legislature 4 years ; member of the School 
Boards of both Alstead and H. He had .a large medical and 
surgical practice in this and adjoining towns. He m. Sophia, 
dau. of Ephraim and Hannah (Leonard) Kingsbury, of Alstead, 
b. July 16, 1802; d. Sept. 12, 1886, at Medford, Mass. 


1. Sophia K., b. in Alstead, December 11, 1827; m. May 24, 1849, 

Oliver F. Nelson. (See) 

2. Harriet L., b. in Alstead, July 8, 1831 ; m. in March, 1851, B. Frank 

Dutton. (See) 

3. Emily P., b. in Alstead, December 14, 1833 ; res. in Boston, Mass. 

4. Mary Ellen, b. in Alstead, August 7, 1835 ; d. March 30, 1844. 


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5. Frank E., b. in H., January 16, 1844 ; ed. at New London and Exeter 
Phillips academies ; journalist by profession ; was fifteen years 
in the U. S. Custom service at Boston, serving in several 
different positions, the last and most important of which was 
Superintendent of U. S. Bonded Warehouse for five years ; he 
was upon the editorial staff of the Lowell Times for two and 
one-half years, having previously been editor of the Concord, 
N. H., Monitor. October 3, 1893, he became associated with 
the Houghton & Dutton Company, as publicity director, and 
for nineteen years was a dominant factor in the promotion 
of all that related to the welfare of the house. The Boston 
Globe, in its notice of him at the time of his death, said : "He 
was a man of strong and intense character, uncompromising 
in his convictions where moral interests were concerned. In 
journalistic circles he was the dean of newspaper advertising, 
giving to this work many strong, attractive and distinctive 
features, and because of his ever-painstaking efforts, was 
known as "the little schoolmaster.'' "Highly intellectual, he 
was at the same time a man whose whole being was suffused 
with deep feeling, and the ideal strain in his character made 
his life a sacrifice for the highest ends." He d. October 26, 
1912, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass. 

Dr. Mason, s. of Mason Hatch, b. in Alstead, March 
3, 1791 ; studied medicine with Dr. Reuben Hatch of H., and sub- 
sequently with Dr. Charles Adams, of Keene; grad. at Dart- 
mouth Medical College and commenced practice at the Centre in 
Jan., 1817. He rem. to Bradford in 1837, and thence to New- 
port in Oct., 1838, where he res. until his death, Dec. 2, 1876. 
He was a member of Harmony Lodge, A. F. and A. M. ; was 
Representative to the Legislature from Newport two years. He 
m. first Apphice, dau. of Major Isaac and Rebecca (Symonds) 
Andrews, b. March 5, 1795; d. Sept. 15, 1855. She was the 
mother of all his children. He m. second, Nov. 12, 1856, Mary 
R. Day, b. May 11, 1812; d. Aug., 1882. 


1. Emily T., b. April 1, 1819 ; d. October 4, 1839. 

2. Abigail A., b. February 6, 1821 ; d. October 13, 1839. 

3. Leonard M., b. May 14, 1823 ; d. May 26, 1823. 

4. Sarsh S., b. June 19, 1824 ; m. Samuel C. Baldwin, of Newport. 

5. Louisa F., b. April 10, 1827 ; m. Hon. Dexter Eichards, of Newport. 

January 27, 1847. 



1. Elizabeth A., b. November 9, 1847 ; d. May 25, 1868. 

2. Seth M., b. June 6, 1850. 

3. Josephine E., b. October 30, 1855. 

4. James D., b. October 11, 1860 ; d. July 17, 1861. 

5. Eugene D., b. November 24, 1863. 

6. William F., b. January 28, 1867. 

6. Charles M., b. September 19, 1834; d. March 20, 1835. 

7. Caroline E., b. in Bradford, in 1837 ; d. April 3, 1837. 

Dr. Reuben, s. of Reuben Hatch, of Alstead, was b. 
in that town about 1785. He studied medicine with Dr. Eber 
Carpenter, of Alstead, and Dr. Joshua Crain, of this town. He 
began to practice medicine at Newport, but came to H. in 181 1, 
and practiced here until 1835, when he went to Griggsville, 111. ; 
returned a few years before his death in Alstead. He m. first, 
Lucy, dau. of Maj. Isaac Andrews, b. Nov. 16, 1787; d. Jan. 
28, 1833, of smallpox contracted from her husband's clothing, 
he at that time treating a case of that disease in Lempster. She 
was an estimable woman. He m. second, Sept., 1833, Anna 
Stratton, of Charlestown, Mass. He m. third, Mary Ann Gil- 
more, of Boscawen, b. July 21, 1805. 


1. Seth Challis, b. in Newport, November 9, 1810 ; m. first, August 20, 

1834, Mandana Bizby ; m. second, Mrs. Jane Westlake ; he d. 
in Barry, 111. 

2. Isaac A., b. in H., September 13, 1812; m. October 6, 1840, Lydia 

B. Baxter ; rem. to Griggsville, 111., same year ; became a 
banker ; d. February 5, 1896, at Griggsville, 111. ; w. d. Nov. 25, 


1. Abbie A., b. March 3, 1842. 

2. John F., b. January 5, 1850; m. March 11, 1873, Janet Vose ; 

was a lumber merchant; d. August 23, 1904. 


1. Nellie May, b. April 15, 1874. 

2. Stella Mabel, b. February 17, 1876. 

3. Julia Edna, b. December 18, 1879. 

4. Ethel Blanche, b. November 24, 1887. 


3. Ozias, b. April 11, 1814 ; rem. to Pike county, 111. He filled many- 

honored positions ; was Sec. of State two terms during war ; 
he m. Julia Enos ; he d. March 12, 1893. Left his widow and 
three children : Pascal E., Ozias M., Jr. and Frank L. 

4. Sylvanus, b. November 11, 1816 ; attended school at Hopkinton ; 

was schoolmate of Pres. Franklin Pierce ; m. Sarah Fessen- 
den; d. March 17, 1868. 


1. Mason, b. Griggsville, 111., April 26, 1846 ; educated in Griggs- 
ville and Bloomington, 111. 

5. Reuben, b. May 16, 1819; m. Ellen D. Bush; d. July 28, 1871, in 


6. Rebecca, b. August 20, 1821 ; d. April 7, 1846, in Griggsville. 

7. John, b. January 11, 1823 ; was killed, January 18, 1848, by bursting 

of a boiler on the Illinois River. 

8. Franklin, b. March 21, 1825 ; m. Eebecca Bennett ; d. in Griggsville, 

September 12, 1895. 

9. Lucinda. b. May 27, 1827 ; res. in Portland, Ore. ; m. Daniel B. Bush. 

10. George, b. November 28, 1831 ; d. March 16, 1836, in Griggsville. 


11. Lucy Ann, b. in Alstead, N. H., January 5, 1845 ; ed. in Griggsville, 

111. ; teacher ; m. in Griggsville, Oct. 24, 1871, to David Walker 
Cree, s. of Walker Cree. 


1. Elsie Cree, b. in Griggsville, March 2, 1876. 

2. Helen Cree, b. in Griggsville, May 30, 1882. 


George, s. of Daniel and Susanna (Johnson) Hazen, was 
b. in Westmoreland Dec. 26, 1820. In 1857 he purchased the 
Ebenezer Town farm in the west part of H., where he res. until 
his death, Nov. 30, 1902. He m. in 1857 Margaret G. Dunlap, of 


1. Charles, b. February 28, 1859 ; went to Goffstown in 1875 ; rem. to 
Manchester in 1885, where he remained until 1902, when he 
came to the home farm in H., and then returned to Manches- 
ter. While in Manchester he served as Councilman from 1894 


to 1898. He m. September 16, 1896, Mary J., dau. of Thomas 
W. and Ellen (Lingard) Bolderson, of Clyde, R. I. One child, 
Edith May, b. July 22, 1902. 

2. Ellen F., b. September 24, 1860 ; d. in Manchester, March 9, 1876. 

3. E. Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1862; m. Dodge G. Hartshorn, of Milford. 

Edgar, s. of Jesse A. and Hannah (Brown) Hazen, was b. 
in Weare, April 24, 1824; m., Nov. 25, 1847, Maria, dau. of 
Aaron and Betsy (Coolidge) Barnes; rem. to H. in 1850, and 
settled on the Aaron Barnes homestead. He served as Select- 
man for 1871-1873; was Representative in 1866-1867; one of the 
Board of Education, 1886-1889. He d. Aug. 3, 1901. 


1. Nettie, b. in Weare, September 12, 1848 ; m. March 18, 1S72, Frank 

P. Carey, b. in Lempster, October 21, 1848. 


1. Helen G., b. in Terre Haute, Ind., February 1, 1875. 

2. Howard H, b. in H., January 30, 1877. 

3. Ralph, b. in Meredith, August 7, 1880. 

2. Hattie M., b. in H., April 19, 1852 ; m. June 7, 1876, Kirk W. Dodge, 

of Concord; she d. May 25, 1877. One child, Hattie H., b. in 
Bennington, May 8, 1877. 

3. Jesse A., b. January 23, 1855; m. ; d. April 18, 1905. 

4. Mary E., b. January 15, 1860; m. November 6, 1881, George P. 

Bailey; res. in Ansonia, Conn. One child, Hattie M., b. Octo- 
ber 7, 1885. 

5. Bertha, b. September 30, 1861 ; m. March 10, 1880, Kirk W. Dodge. 

One child, Waldo E., b. in Concord, April 2, 1882. 

6. Annie B., b. March 26, 1866. 

7. Kate B., b. July 18, 1868 ; d. Hyde Park, Mass., October 25, 1910. 

8. Sadie M., b. January 17, 1870. 


Timothy Heath was a resident of Henniker, and with two 
brothers served in the Revolutionary War under General Stark 
in the battle of Bunker Hill. He had three sons, Joel, Matthias 
and William, who served in the War of 1812. Another son, 
Timothy, lived and d. in H. M. first, Esther Cunningham ; m. 
second, Dec. 16, 1847, Mrs. Severance, wid. of Abel Severance. 
Matthias Heath, b. in 1749, m. in 1775, also lived in H. several 

HEATH — HILL. 303 

years on a farm adjoining that of Thomas Howlett's ; he was an 
"old-time schoolmaster," being in great demand to govern unruly 
schools. He finally rem. to Warner, where he d. Jan. 29, 1832. 

William H. was b. in Henniker in 1805 ; m. Miss Mor- 
rill, of Atkinson; came to H. about 1830, and lived in the west 
part of the town in the "Coolidge neighborhood." 


1. Eli, b. in Henniker, in 1816 ; in. Nancy Skippers. 

2. Hannah, b. in Henniker, in 1818; d. in H., aged 19 years, unm. 

3. Julia A., b. in Deering in 1821 ; m. Henry Ciiley ; ; d. in Stoddard, 


4. William 0., b. in Deering, January 9, 1823 ; res. in Bradford, where 

he served as Moderator, Selectman, Overseer of the Poor, and 
represented the town in the Legislature two terms ; was 
Justice of the Peace. He m. in November, 1851, Mariah, dau. 
of Allen and Judith (Sargent) Cressy, of Bradford. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Hattie M., b. May 17, 1858; d. July 24, 1859; had an adopted 
dau., Sadie L., b. in Deering, April 23, 1876. 

5. Sarah J., b. in Deering, March 7, 1825. 

6. Eoxanna, b. in Deering. 

7. Theresa, b. in Deering, 1829 ; m. William Clark ; d. in Medford, 


8. Esther C, b. in 1831 ; m. Calvin Gould. 

9. Andrew J., m. Anna Curtice ; d. in Chelsea, Mass. 

10. Albert M., b. in 1838 ; m. Lucinda Travis ; d. in Port Hudson, in 



Owing to the prominence of Col. John Hill in the settle- 
ment of the town, it is only in justice to him that we should trace 
briefly his ancestry and his position in public affairs at the time 
of which we are speaking. The first mention of the name is 
in an account of John Hill, merchant, of London, who came to 
England about 1635 ; who was admitted to the church in Bos- 
ton, 1645; was made freeman, 1646; member of the artillery 


company, 1647 > an d ' ater was m ade its captain.* This same John 
Hill owned land in the vicinity of "Long Wharf," the estate 
later coming into possession of George Burrill, and passed to 
his heirs. He had a house on North Street "between the draw- 
bridge and the conduit," in the vicinity, if not on the site, of the 
old "Feather Store." This region was swept by fire in 1676 
and the dwelling burned. Thomas Savage built on the opposite 
side of the street. This John Hill must have d. in 1687, for on 
Feb. 8 of that year his will, made Dec. 14, 1665, was proved in 
the courts. 

Will of John Hill, Merchant, of London. 

To wife Sarah one thousand pounds and a silver bason. To 
daughter Elizabeth eight hundred pounds and a silver "sully bub pott." 
To daughter Hannah eight hundred pounds and a silver sugar box. 
Wife now great with child. If it prove a son then he is to have land 
and tenements in Winthrope and Croft and elsewhere in Lincolnshire 
of the yearly value of twenty four pounds, and six hundred pounds in 
moneye. Whereas my brother Valentine, late of New England, de- 
ceased did owe me at the time of my (sic) decease, above three 
hundred pounds, not yet satisfied, I give and bequeath the said debt 
unto the children of my said brother Hill and to the children of my 
brother-in-law Mr. Thomas Colbath, to be equally divided amongst 
them, share and share alike. To my niece Bridget Cobbett five pounds. 

Suffolk Deeds, Lib. I, 182. 

Minor bequests were made to Cousin Garrett's children, 
Thomas Browne, John Browne, Elizabeth Meredith ; to Bro. 
Hutchinson, to Bro-in-Law Nathaniel Hunt ; Cousins Charles, 
Margaret and Katherine Watkins. This document shows that he 
must have been wealthy. 

His brother Valentine, Boston 1638, freeman 1640, member 
of artillery company 1638, Representative to the General As- 
sembly 1652-1657, and who d. in 1662, was extensively engaged 
in real estate and other transactions in Boston, Lynn, Rumney, 
Marsh, Mass., and Dover, Oyster River and Pascataqua River be- 

*First known as the "Military Company of Massachusetts," designed to care 
for the public welfare and advance military art and exercise in arms. Tha An- 
cient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston, as it had become distinguished 
at this time, has the distinction of being the oldest military organization in this 
country. Founded by 'Robert Keayne, a former member of the Honourable Artil- 
lery Company of London, chartered by King Henry VIII in 1838. the charter of 
the New England organization patterned after the other, was dated March 17, 1638, 
Capt. Robert Keayne its first commander. — Author. 

HILL. 3°5 

tween the years 1637 (when he was of Boston) and 1660. In 
165 1 he conveyed to Mr. Thomas Cobbett, of Lynn, styled 
"Clarke," afterwards minister of Ipswich, and others, "all grants 
of land made to him by the town of Dover, at Oyster River and 
the sawmills erected thereon." His wife was Mary, dau. of Gov- 
ernor Eaton, of New Haven, Conn. 

Thomas Hill appears to have been another brother who was 
active and prominent in the affairs of the day. 

This John Hill must have been m. twice, for while he men- 
tions "wife Sarah" in his will, the records show that a s. was b. to 
him and his wife Frances in 1640. This s., Samuel, m. Martha 


1. Martha, b. December 20, 1667. 

2. John, b. December 20, 1669. (See) 

3. Thankful, b. January 31, 1671. 

4. Mary, b. August 31, 1674 ; d. November 15, 1676. 

5. Samuel, b. September 9 or 12, 1676. 

6. Israel, b. July 11, 1679. 

7. Josiah, b. January 1, 1681. 

8. Thomas, b. June 8, 1687. 

Capt. John, 1st s. and second child of Samuel and Martha 
Hill, like the rest of his family, was active in public affairs. He 
was in command of the fort at Saco, Me., where he was ordered 
Nov. 3, 1693, to Oct. 19, 1699. He m. Ruhamah Wyer, b. Dec. 
24, 1670, and res. in Boston. 

In brief, then, we find the genealogy of the Hill family, as 
far as we need to search, as follows : 

I. John Hill, Freeman, born in England about 1610 ; came to New 

England in 1635, and settled at or near Boston Neck. 

II. Samuel, born in 1643 ; lived in Boston. 

III. Capt. John, born December 20, 1669 ; won his commission in 

military service. 

IV. Col. John, or John, Jr., born about 1700, became the founder of 

Hillsborough. He married, May 15, 1722, Elizabeth Maxwell. 


1. Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1724. 

2. Anna, b. December 17, 1725 ; m. November 9, 1758, 'John Fisher. 

3. Christian, b. January 6, 1727. 

4. Sarah, b. March 16, 1729. 


5. John, 3rd, b. March 27, 1732; m. July 26, 1753, Eliza Snowden; 

they had a dau. Mary, b. January 16, 1758. He was in the 
Crown Point expedition, and served throughout the French 
and Indian War. 

6. Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1734 ; m. October 12, 1769, Benjamin Ballard. 

7. William, b. April 15, 1737; m. August 21, 1760, Rebecca Clement. 

8. Henry Maxwell, b. September 20, 1739; m. July 8, 1762, Anna 


9. Fenton, written Fannie in the intentions, b. March 7, 1742 ; m. 

March 24, 1763, Sarson Belcher. 

10. Katherine, b. August 25, 1745 ; m. Nevember 16, 1769, Joshua Hen- 


Colonel John Hill. 

Col. John seems to have obtained by inheritance consider- 
able of the land owned by his grandfather, situated at or near 
Boston Neck, or Long Wharf. His house stood on the site of 
that of his grandfather's, which was burned, on North Street, 
"between the drawbridge and the conduit and in the vicinity 
if not on the spot of the old 'Feather Store.' ' He did quite 
a business in real estate, carried on an extensive trade in mer- 
chandise, and attained influence and prominence in financial cir- 
cles. Like his great uncle, Valentine, he became interested in 
the settlement of new territory. His name appears among the 
petitioners for the grant of the township of Gray, then called 
New Boston, Me. As well as in Hillsborough, he was interested 
in the grants of Rindge, New Boston, Peterborough.* 

Without interference from others, Colonel Hill was left free 
to develop his grant of Number Seven to the best of his ability, 
which task he began as soon as possible. In 1740 he sent a sur- 
veyor to lay out lots in the eastern section suitable in size for set- 
tlers. It is interesting to note that at this time only a part of the 

*Peterboro was granted January 16, 1738, to sixty grantees, not one of whom 
ever settled within the territory or ever saw it. Of the sixty names only four 
proved to be interested in the settlement, and these were Col. John Hill, John 
Fowler, Jr.. Jeremiah Gridley, Peter Prescott. This petition had been seventeen 
years before the court and it is supposed after all this waiting and uncertainty 
that all but two had parted with their interest. One of these two was Colonel Hill, 
and the most interested party, as he was made moderator of the first meeting 
called July 25, 1738, at the tavern of Luke Verdy, and he was also made treas- 
urer. The township was divided into five divisions, of which Colonel Hill held 
more than half. January 26, 1748, Hill, Fowler and Gridley received a quitclaim 
deed from the Masonian Proprietors. But there was clashing in the management of 
affairs and dispute concerning the boundary between the town and land of proprie- 
tors adjoining. John Hill was then clerk of the township. In 1750 he was among 
the signers of a petition for protection from the Indians. — N. E. Hist, and Gen. 
Reg., vol. 6, p. 367. 

HILL. 307 

townships which had been granted on the "lower tier," as already- 
mentioned, had been seized by actual settlers. Bow could boast 
of only two or three ; Amherst, fourteen families ; Boscawen, as 
Contoocook, about a dozen; Goffstown by less than twenty, and 
Bedford, perhaps, five families ; Lyndeborough, as Salem-Canada, 
three or four; Dunbarton, as Starkstown, uninhabited; while 
Weare, as Beverly-Canada, had recently lost the single squatter 
who had dared to venture within her domains. In the "upper 
tier" there were still fewer who had penetrated into their fast- 
nesses as home-makers. New Boston had two or three people ; 
Bradford, none ; Walpole, a wilderness ; Alstead, without a per- 
son ; Hopkinton, settlement begun that year ; Henniker, without 
a home ; and Washington was as lonely as when the aborigines 
roamed at will her forests. Of other towns not far distant Fran- 
cestown, Deering, Antrim, Peterboro, and Jaffrey had not awak- 
ened to the call of the woodsman's ax. So it certainly required 
a man of sanguine temperament and indomitable courage to brave 
the breaking of the wilderness. 

Colonel Hill was a man of wide acquaintance, and he pos- 
sessed the confidence of all. Among those he knew was Samuel 
Gibson, a Scotchman born in Ireland, who had come to Boston 
in 1733, where he m. Ann MacAfee, and lived there until a short 
time before the first move was made to settle Number Seven 
grant. He looked upon the plans of the proprietor with favor, 
and being offered special inducements to settle, he finally per- 
suaded certain of his friends at Litchfield, with which colony he 
and Mrs. Gibson had become associated, to join him in the under- 
taking of opening up the territory. Though I am not justified 
in saying this, the evidence seems to show that Colonel Hill al- 
lowed these pioneers a free entrance to the lots selected by them, 
as shown upon the rude plan of the township. 

From 1733 to 1740 there was undertaken in Boston what was 
known as the Land-Bank scheme, in which some of the moneyed 
men of that city and elsewhere undertook to establish townships 
in different places of Northern New England. While, in a way, 
this was a philanthropic plan, and several of those who partici- 
pated in it were honest and sincere, a certain suspicion became 
attached to it, which injured to a considerable extent its useful- 


ness. John Hill seems to have been connected with this "bank" 
and possibly lost money by it. During his busy life, in what- 
ever undertaking he led or followed, I have not found a suspi- 
cious action. He appears to have been a strictly honest man.* 

But there came a time, and when he needed money most dur- 
ing the crucial days of his second settlement, when the financial 
standing of many of the wealthy men of Boston began to suffer 
through the depreciation of the currency of the day. Among the 
rest who felt this unavoidable shrinkage was the proprietor and 
patron of Hillsborough, Colonel John Hill, who d. in the midst 
of his financial struggles and the impending cloud of a mighty 
war hanging low over the land, at his residence in Boston, in 
1776. Through all of his earnest effort to build up a town in 
the wilderness he never profited by his work. 

A man of vigorous effort, progressive and generous, he was 
universally respected in his native town, while in H. he was loved 
for his dignified deportment, his willingness to assist in develop- 
ing the new township and for his genial manners. In his last 
years he had undertaken to carry out an enterprise of consider- 
able importance, but owing to the unsettled condition of the coun- 
try and the fluctuating atmosphere of the money market, he d.. 


George E. Hoit (Gt. grandfather spelled the name Hoyt) 
(Francis, Abner, Abner, Benjamin, Benjamin, Thomas, John) 
was b. in Weare; m. in June, 1850, Catherine A., dau. of William 
and Susan (Faxon) Livermore; rem. to Hillsborough and bought 
the Benjamin Wilkins place, where he res. until 1883, when he 
rem. to the Charles Dustin Robbins farm ; was Selectman ; Justice 
of the Peace. She d. Apr. 5, 1866, and he m. second, Sarah 
Pope. No children. 


Capt. Isaac, s. of Justinian (Isaac, Justinian) and Ruth 
(Sawyer) Holden, b. in Harvard, Mass., June 25, 1741, the year 
and the day upon which the first band of pioneers were hewing 

*See Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 5, p. 367; 10, p. 35; 57, p. 
274; 50, p. 196. Best account in last volume. — Author. 

HOLDEN. 309 

out of the wilderness the homes that were to make the beginning 
of the town of H., where he and his descendants were to become 
honored citizens. He was a Sergeant in the Company of Captain 
Davis, which marched on the Lexington alarm to Cambridge. 
He m., June 7, 1773, Sarah Hale, and came to H. from Ashburn- 
ham, Mass., about 1795, locating on a farm on the easr side of the 
Contoocook River, about a mile below Bridge Village. He had 
a large family of children, some of whom, if not all, came here 
with him. The records of their birth are imperfect, and the list 
given below is not supposed to be complete or correct as to dates. 
After living here a few years, he rem. to St. Albans, Vt., and later 
to Malone, N. Y., where he d., date unknown. 


1. Isaac, Jr., who m. February 25, 1798, Mary Heath, of Henniker. 

2. Sally, b. July 29, 1776; m. John Hartwell. (See) 

3. Lucy, twin of Sally, b. July 29, 1776; m. David Parmenter. (See) 

4. Justin, or Justinian, b. in 1780 ; m. April 2, 1807, Lucy, dau. of 

John and Susanna (Foster) Hartwell, was a teacher of music 
as well as farmer ; res. in Concord End ; was Chorister at 
Centre church for many years ; d. July 26, 1863 ; wife d. Sep- 
tember 5, 1880, in Mich. 


1. Lucy, b. June 21, 1807 ; m. November 29, 1827, Stephen Wood- 
bury, a tanner and currier, who came here in 1824, and 
leased the Wilder tannery at the Centre, which he oper- 
ated for six years, when he reni. to Bradford, and later 
to Bellevue, Mich., where he d. August 12, 1840 ; his wid. 
m. second, November 21, 1842, Samuel Clark, who d. 
October 9, 1862; she d. December 3, 1893. She was the 
mother of eight children. 

5. Phineas, b. probably next, but not certain; m. in March, 1809, Mrs. 

Sarah (Hartwell) Kobertson, wid. of George Hobertson, by 
whom she had a s. Levi, b. October 5, 1805 ; d. July 31, 1878. 
Phineas was a farmer, and d. February 24, 1822. 


1. Horace, b. July 21, 1810. (See) 

2. Franklin, b. July 28, 1812 ; was a cripple most of his life ; res. 

in Haverhill, Mass., where he d. February 12, 1891. He m. 
first, July 26, 1837, Mary A., dau. of Nathaniel and 
Sabrina (Morse) Abbott, of Concord ; she d. July 10, 1840, 


and he in. second, July 13, 1842, Sarah A., dau. of Reuben 
and Aniazena (Tarlton) Sanborn, of Epsom; she d. May 
31, 1848, and he in. third, September 18, 1848, Mary P., 
dau. of Enoch and Hannah (Stevens) Blaisdell, of Gilford. 


1. Mary Ann, b. July 10, 1840 (first w.) ; m. George W. Han- 

son, of Haverhill, Mass. 

2. George A., b. November 19, 1842 ; m. Nancy M. Batchelder, 

of Haverhill. 

3. Henry, b. in May, 1843; (second w.) 

4. Harriet C, b. February 3, 1848 ; d. October 14, 1853. 

5. Frederick, b. June 5, 1852 (third wife) ; d. August 30, 1853. 

6. Sarah, b. December 9, 1854 ; m. in August, 1871, Francis M. 

Butters ; d. April 26, 1881, at Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Capt. Isaac and Ruth Holden had other children, as fol- 
lows : David, Ambrose, Selwin, Milly, Dorcas, of whom I have 
not found particulars beyond their names. 

Horace, the eldest s. of Phineas, had a somewhat checkered 
career. After a boyhood of hardships, helping his widowed 
mother to care for a large family, he shipped at 21 upon a 
whaling voyage on board the vessel "Mentor," Capt. Edward 
C. Barnard, bound for the Indian Ocean and Pacific. The cruise 
in the first-named waters proved uneventful, but in attempting to 
pass through the Simon Strait into the Pacific Ocean, a furious 
storm arose and the ship was wrecked upon a reef extending 
north and east of the Pewlin Islands. Two- of the boats were 
smashed and eleven of the crew drowned in a vain attempt to 
escape. On the next morning, May 21, 1832, the rest of the 
crew succeeded in reaching in the remaining boat a section of 
dry reef three miles from the wreck. Remaining here a day, 
subsisting on an eel and a few crabs they caught, the shipwrecked 
sailors started to row to a distant island, when they were sur- 
rounded by about thirty canoes filled with natives. These of- 
fered to tow them to the nearest land, but, while accepting their 
offer, the sailors finally became so suspicious of the islanders that 
they cut their boat adrift, and again began to buffet the ocean in a 
wild attempt to escape their enemies. In this they were success- 


ful, though it was a hard night's row and they were forty miles 
from their starting point before they came to an island, where 
they gladly went ashore. This place proved to be inhabited, and 
the strange, dusky people treated them with apparent friendli- 
ness, even helping them to build a boat by which they might 
make another effort to escape. But this boat soon sprung a 
leak, so they were only too glad to return to land. The frail 
craft was repaired, but even then some of the sailors declined 
to leave the island in it, so it was finally decided that three should 
remain behind, while as many natives should accompany the lit- 
tle party that was about to brave the perils of the sea in a row 
boat, these natives going as a sort of guarantee that the seamen 
should be well treated. Setting out on this lonely trip, with pro- 
visions for two weeks, day after day passed without bringing 
into sight the longed-for sail of some friendly ship; another vio- 
lent storm overtook them, and their boat capsized and the re- 
mainder of their provisions were lost. This was the fifteenth 
day since they had left the island, and it proved that they were 
close upon the shore of another of the sea-girt worlds that dot 
the Pacific like the droppings from a prodigal hand. Again they 
were washed ashore, as much dead as alive, and again thrown 
into the power of savages, these proving more barbarous than 
any they had previously met. In fact, they were treated as cap- 
tives here, and put to hard work with only scanty fare. Soon tir- 
ing of them, the natives began to set them adrift in some old 
canoe, one by one, until only Holden and one of the three na- 
tives who had come with them were left of all the party. Fin- 
ally they were set adrift upon what seemed a voyage of death. 
But Providence favored them, and reaching a distant shore they 
subsisted upon roots, leaves and occasionally a bit of cocoanut 
for over two months, and it was not until Nov. 27, 1834, two 
years after their first shipwreck, that they were picked up by an 
English bark, the "Britanica," Capt. Henry Short, and conveyed 
to Canton, China. There a Mr. Stephen Oliphant, a merchant 
from New York, treated them friendly, and sent Mr. Holden to 
America on one of his vessels, so he reached New York, May 5, 
1835. He had parted with many regrets with his native com- 
panion, who was anxious to return to his island home. Nothing 


was ever learned by Horace Holden of the fate of his comrades. 
He published an account of his adventures the year of his return, 
but the pamphlet is scarce now. It bore a Boston imprint, 1835. 

Horace Holden m., Nov. 27, 1835, Mary J., dau. of John and 
Sarah (Boyle) Miller, of St. Johns, N. F. In 1,838 he sailed with 
another to the Hawaiian Islands, planning to engage in the pro- 
duction of silk. This proved unprofitable, and he went to Ore- 
gon, where he remained until 1848, and then rem. to San Fran- 
cisco, but the climate not proving beneficial to his wife's health, 
he ret. to H. to settle down to a peaceful life. 


Samuel W., was b. at York, Me., June 5, 1855, the s. of 
Rev. Morris and Mary (Lunt) Holman, who was b. at Union, 
Conn., Feb. 11, 181 1, and d. at Antrim, Aug. 25, 1889. 
His mother, Mary W. Lunt, was b. at York, Me., April 2, 1822, 
and d. at Antrim, April 16, 1904. He was m. Nov. 3, 1878, to 
Mary E. Eastman, dau. of Francis and Abbie G. (Tewksbury) 
Eastman of Weare. She was a woman of refinement, active in 
social affairs, and highly respected, and who d. Feb. 19, 1916. 

Educated in the district schools and Francestown Academy, 
Samuel studied law with Hon. Mason W. Tappan, Bradford. 
He was admitted to practice at the term of the Superior Court 
of Merrimack County, Oct., 1877. May 1, 1878, he came to H. 
and opened a law office. He practised his profession in town 
for over forty years, for fourteen years as member of the firm of 
Holman & Smith. April 5, 1892, he was appointed Judge of the 
H. Police Court, and served in that capacity and as Judge of the 
District and Municipal Courts up to the time of his death. 

Upon the reorganization of the Town History Committee, 
he was appointed a member, and chosen Chairman of the Board, 
the duties of which office he filled with satisfaction and interest. 
He d. Jan. 20, 1922. 


1. Mary Abbie, b. January 26, 1881 ; m. July 14, 1909, Everett A. Van 

;. jjMhfc. 






1. Everett H., b. March 8, 1911 ; d. December 21, 1911. 
2. William F., b. April 14, 1887 ; d. August 26, 1887. 


The first by this name to live in town, and who came here in 
1819, was Luke G., oldest s. of Jonathan J. and Abigail (Gibbs) 
Hosley, b. in Gill, Mass., Dec. 15, 1791. Educated as physician, 
he adopted the profession of teaching, and went to Albany, N. Y., 
where he m., May 17, 1818, Mrs. Polly (Niles) Keyes, a widow 
with 2 children, whom he adopted and gave the name of Hosley. 
Upon coming to H., he settled on the Moses Steele farm on 
"Sulphur Hill," but afterwards rem. to Lower Village, where he 
operated a saw and grist mill on the south side of the river; later 
he built the house on the road to Bridge Village still known as 
the "Hosley house." He d. Nov. 12, 1841 ; wid. d. Feb. 13, 1869. 


1. Jane, b. May 29, 1812; m. September 23, 1832, Levi Shedd. (See) 

2. Minerva, b. in 1814; m. November 17, 1830, llodney Gibson. (See) 

3. Elizabeth A. J., b. March 14, 1819; m. a man by name 01 Pollard; 

d. October 10, 1849. 

4. Jonathan Jewett Danforth, b. July 2, 1820 ; ed. in the public schools 

and Hancock Academy ; res. for four years in the family of 
Pres. Franklin Pierce, being his attendant after he had become 
too feeble to care for himself. Then engaged in the lumber 
business, and during the construction of the Northern Kail- 
road he was superintendent of track laying, and upon the 
completion of the road was appointed Superintendent of the 
Western Division, including all the road's interest and 
despatching of trains at White Eiver Junction and West 
Lebanon, at which xilace he located. He discharged the re- 
sponsible duties of this position with fidelity for more than 
thirtv-five years. He acquired the title of "Colonel" as a 
member of the staff of Gov. Henry Hubbard, and was after- 
wards Colonel of the 26th N. H. Militia. He was an ardent 
"Democrat and was the candidate of his party for Represent- 
ative, State Senator, Councilor and Member of Congress, but 
res. in a Republican stronghold he always failed of an elec- 
tion, though usually running ahead of his ticket. He was 
Postmaster at West Lebanon under Presidents Pierce and 
Buchanan. He belonged to the Masonic fraternity, being a 


member of Blazing Star Lodge of Concord. Colonel Hosley 
m. in 1844, Mary S., dau. of Solomon and Hannah (Fife) 
Moore ; she d. November 1, 1874 ; Colonel Hosley d. December 
8, 1895. 


1. Anna A., b. at H., June 4, 1845 ; m. first, A. J. Grover ; m. sec- 

ond, Frank E. White, of Barnard, Vt. 

2. Jessie M„ b. in West Lebanon. February 19, 1849; m. W. S 

Stearns ; d. September 22, 1883. 

3. Mary J., b. September 23, 1850: m. A. J. Barney; d. January 2, 


4. Jennie B.. b. April 1. 1854 ; postmistress at West Lebanon, in 


5. Harry H., b. November 9, 1855. (See) 

5. Abigail A., b. June 23, 1823; m. Samuel Andrews. (See) 

6. John Joseph (twin), b. February 12, 182S ; m. Clara A. Gerould. 

February 5. 1852 ; he was an expressman in Boston, station 
agent at Bi^adford-Danbury ; hotelkeeper* at Newport and later 
at Bradford Springs, where he d. April 24, 1870 ; wife m. sec- 
ond, in 1876, Edwin G. Bailey, of Bradford, who d. in 1888; 
she d. September 17, 1903. 

7. Joan Josephine (twin), b. February 12, 1828; m. William Conn. 


Harry H., b. in W. Lebanon, Nov. 9, 1855, was educated 
in Lebanon schools, Norwich (Vt.) Military Academy, and 
Annapolis Naval Academy; after graduation served six years 
as instructor in mathematics, and also six years on training ship 
"Vermont," at New York Navy Yard. During the Spanish- 
American War he patroled the New England coast, and later 
going south, his ship was the last to be fired upon by a Spanish 
vessel, whose officers were unaware that terms of peace had 
been arranged. His crowning act was the navigation of the float- 
ing dry dock, "Dewey," to Manila, for which he received the 
congratulations of Secretary of War Bonaparte. He was pro- 
moted to the rank of Commander, March 15, 1904. He m. in 
1899, Genevieve Paul, dau. of General Paul of the U. S. Army, 
and who lost the sight of both eyes at the Battle of Gettysburg. 
One child, a dau., Genevieve Louise. He d. in New York, Jan. 
6, 1908. 



Capt. John, s. of William and Betsy (Miller) Houston, who 
were m. at H., Nov. 13, 1781, was b. in this town Aug. 25, 1782. 
His father was a Revolutionary soldier from Bedford, under Gen. 
John Stark at Bennington. He was a captain of a H. Company 
of New Hampshire State Militia that trained at Cork Plain in 
1830-40; a mason and builder by trade and thorough business 
man. He m., June 9, 1809, Rachel, dau. of William Love, of 
H., but a native of Dublin, Ire., and professor at Trinity Col- 
lege. Res. last of their days in Nashua, where she d. Oct. 8, 
1856; he d. Aug. 11, 1857. 


1. Hilenia C, b. June 2, 1810; a grad. of Hancock Academy and asst. 
teacher in Francestown, receiving her certificate for the posi- 
tion from Hon. Franklin Pierce. She was the leading soprano 
singer at the old Baptist Church at the Centre for a number 
of years. She m. March 8, 1837, Joseph Starrett Atherton 
(name changed from Witherspoon), b. March 8, 1810, at An- 
trim. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and 
Choir at the Centre ; a highly respected and prosperous man. 
He d. at Antrim, May 19, 1845 ; she d. at Nashua, July 27, 1885. 


1. Lorenza A. Atherton, b. December 26, 1837, in Antrim; m. 

September 1, 1872, Charles B. Wright, of Boston, a buyer 
and salesman in a wholesale house there at the time of 
the big fire in 1872. He was a Knight Templar of the St. 
George Commandery, Nashua ; d. in that city, September 
1, 1876. She m. second, Charles H. French, of Nashua, b. in 
Washington, September 1, 1840. He was senior member 
of the firm of French & Heald, Furniture Mfrs. of Mil- 
ford, with large wholesale house in Boston. He was 
manager of that branch of the business, a man of keen 
business ability and probity, and grad. of Tubbs Union 
Academy, Washington. He d. in Maiden. Mass., October 
31, 1907. 

2. Hilenia Jennie Atherton, b. February 22, 1839, in Antrim ; m. 

September 26, 1856, Hiram F. Barney, of Nashua, b. in 
Washington and grad. of Tubbs Union Academy ; served 
in Co. A, Eighth Reg. N. H. Vols. Was detailed by Captain 
Pierce to the Quartermaster's Dept.. General Butler's 


Div.. at Carrollton, La. He was wounded — lost a limb — 
and received an honorable discharge ; now res. in Maiden, 

3. Emma Frances Atherton, b. in Antrim, October 15, 1841 ; was a 

grad. of the High School, Nashua, and Prof. Bement's 
Academy, Lowell, Mass. New res. in Maiden, Mass. 

4. John Mason Atherton, b. in Antrim, August 31, 1843 ; m. Mar- 

tina L. Greeley, of Hudson. He was a grad. of Prof. 
Crosby's Academy, Nashua, and was a contractor and 
builder ; belonged to the Odd Fellows' Encampment, 
Nashua, having held the different offices. He d. in Nashua. 
August 30, 1872. 

2. Lestina. b. June 14, 1812; m. September 16, 1835, Gilman Fifield, 

of Hopkinton ; taught school there, and later a grocer in 
Nashua ; d. in Marlow, in 1869 ; she d. in Nashua, in 1890. 

3. William L., b. August 20, 1813 ; m. Maria Whittemore, of Hillsbor- 

ough. He res. in Griggsville and Clay City, 111., where he built 
a hotel. She d. in 1882; he d. in 1889; no children. 

4. Catherine, b. May 19, 1815; m. in 1848, Frederick Coffin Swain, of 

Nantucket, Mass. ; he d. in Springfield, Mass., in 1850. She 
Avas Principal of the Nashua High School, in 1846 ; d. in 
Nashua, in 1894. 

5. John, Jr., b. February 22, 1817 ; m. Mary Lane, of Manchester ; res. 

in Bloomington, 111. ; he was High Sheriff for many years ; was 
a contractor and builder of many fine buildings. He d. in 
Chinook, Mont., November 29, 1903 ; wid. d. in Bloomington, 

6. Samuel, b. December 27, 1819 ; m. in 1842, Sally Shepard, of Lowell, 

Mass. He was in company with his father as contractor and 
builder; d. in Nashua, May 11, 1849; wid. d. in Lowell. 

7. Mary, b. September 24, 1821 ; d. in Nashua, March 26, 1845, unm. 

8. Eliza Ann, b. September 4, 1823; m. August 23, 1853, Eben B. 

Libbey, of Epping. He d. October 4, 1856 ; she d. March 4, 1910. 


1. Ira E. Libby, studied medicine and practiced at Derry Depot ; 
d. in Nashua. 

9. Adaline, b. April 27, 1825 ; d. March 13, 1847, unm. 


William, s. of William and Lucy Howard, b. about 1767 
in Merrimack, came here from Amherst in 1789, and settled the 
Samuel Howard place; m., June 8, 1793, Rhoda, dau. of Dea. 

HOWARD. 317 

Joseph and Lucy (Kimball) Symonds; he d. May 30, 1854, aged 
88 years; she d. July 14, 1849, a £ e( i 79 years. 


1. Mehitable, b. in June, 1796; m. Daniel Priest. (See) 

2. Catherine . 

3. Eleazer, d. May 17, 1821, in Boston. 

4. Roxanna, b. July 21, 1801 ; m. Rev. Carey Russell, b. in Chester, 

October 5, 1802. 


1. Catherine Frances, b. in Newport, June 22, 1828 ; m. in 1853, 

Nelson Crandall, Worcester, Vt. 

2. Harriet N., b. in Newport, February 25, 1831 ; m. in 1850, Dr. 

Thaddeus Ladd. 

3. Sarah Howard, b. April 7, 1834, in Newport ; m. first, June 10, 

1863, Daniel Wilkins ; m. second, June 30, 1869, Rev. 
Charles Harrington. 

4. William Carey, b. in Newport, July 24, 1837 ; d. August 2, 1842. 

5. Eliza, b. May 10, 1804; m. James Wilder; d. July 1, 1864. (See) 

6. Nancy, m. first, Amos Flint (See) ; second, Wilder. 

7. Samuel, b. October 4, 1808 ; m. October 14, 1840, Roxanna, dau. of 

Ezra and Anna (Blanchard) Johnson; res. on farm settled by 
his father; d. July 14, 1884, at the age of 76 years; she d. 
August 18, 1908, at Maiden, Mass., aged 93 years. 


1. Georgianna B., m. April 27, 1871, to David P. Wilkins; he d. 

July 4, 1900. 


1. Georgie Isabelle, b. June 4, 1872. 

2. Stella Florence, b. October 12, 1874 ; d. June 4, 1914. 

2. Blanchard, b. August 9, 1841. 

3. Nancy Elizabeth, b. February 4, 1844 ; d. September 6, 1853. 

4. William Russell, b. April 9, 1846; d. August 6, 1887. 

5. Clara Augusta, b. May 29, 1855 ; m. November 29, 1882, George 

A. Stevens ; he d. July 26, 1887. 


1. George Howard, b. August 10, 1884. 

3. Freda May, b. June 30, 1887. 

8. Sarah, b. in 1810 (?) ; m. James Bennett. 



The Howe family are descended from John Howe, who was 
at Sudbury, Mass., as early as 1639; was admitted as a Freeman, 
in 1640; was one of the petitioners for the grant of land which 
constituted the town of Marlboro, Mass., and was the first white 
settler within the limits of the town. He was the s. of John 
Howe, who was thought to have come from Warwickshire, Eng., 
and the s. of John Howe, the s. of John Howe, of Hodinhull, 
Eng., and was also connected with the family of Sir Charles 
Howe, of Lancaster, Eng., in the reign of Charles I. John Howe, 
of Marlboro, d. in 1687, and his wife Mary about the same time. 
They had a large family. 

One s., Thomas, was b. in Marlboro, June 12, 1656; m. first, 
June 8, 1 681, Sarah Hosmer, who d. Apr. 7, 1724, and he m. 
second, Dec. 24, 1724, Mrs. Mary Baron. He d. Feb. 16, 1733, 
aged 76 years, 8 mos. One of his s., Jonathan, was b. Apr. 23, 
1687; one of the first settlers in Marlboro ; m. Apr. 5, 171 1, Lydia 
Brigham; he d. June 22, 1738, aged 51 years, 2 mos. 


1. Timothy, d. in Marlboro ; 2. Barzilla, m. Anna Wilkins ; Capt. in 
Rev. (See); 3. Charles, m. Bulah Rugg ; 4. Eliakim, b. in 
1722; m. Rebecca Howe of Henniker ; rem. to Henniker ; mov. 
to Bradford ; d. in Coos ; 5. Prudence, m. first, Benjamin 
Howe and second, Aaron Hunt ; 6. Lucy, m. Joseph Hale ; 
7. Lydia, m. Timothy Goodnow Baxter, a Revolutionary soldier 
from H. ; was probably a brother, who had a son Brigham, b, 
November 24, 1774. 


1. Otis, b. in 174S; m. Lucy Goodall; res. in H. ; 2. Tilly, m. an 
itinerant preacher ; 3. Irene, m. Joseph Williams ; 4. 
Anna, m. Amos Gould ; 5. Molly, m. Abner Goodall ; res. 
in Marlboro ; 6. Prudence, d. unm. ; 7. Persis, m. For- 
tunas Wheeler ; res. in H. ; 8. Eliakim, Jr., m. Ruth Caw- 
ley ; res. in Bradford, Vt. ; 9. Jonathan, m. Molly Cawley ; 
res. in Bradford, Vt. ; 10. Ruth, d. unm.; 11. Pearl; m. 
Molly Flanders ; 12. Matilda, m. Jonas Sanders. 


1. Rebecca, b. November 25, 1771 ; m. April 10, 1794, Joel 
Stow (See) ; res. in H. Children: Jeremiah; Clarissa; 
Nabby, d. in infancy. 

HOWE. 319 

2. Nathan, b. February 1, 1773 ; m. in October, 1792, Mary 

Wait; d. in 1847, in New York. Children: Patty, m 
John Hinkley ; Nathan ; Polly ; Horace ; Diantha, 
Daniel ; Lucy ; Charlotte ; Otis. 

3. Joel, b. July 27, 1774 ; d. April 30, 1791. 

4. Nathaniel, b. April 2, 1776; m. in 1808, Mary Chase; d. 

January 18, 1829, in Waterford, Me. Children : Al- 
gernon Sidney, b. in 1810 ; William Livingston ; Mary 
Chase ; Lucy Goodall ; Charles Turner ; Augusta Ann. 

5. Timothy, b. January 29, 1778; m. in 1801, Betsy Howard; 

res. in Turner, Me., where he d. in 1851. 


1. Addison Goodall, b. in 1802. 

2. Eliza Russell, b. in 1804. 

3. Lucy Sidney, b. in 1808. 

4. Mary Howard, b. in 1810. 

5. Persis Baley, b. in 1813. 

6. Timothy O., b. in 1816; U. S. Senator from Wisconsin; 

Postmaster General at time of death. 

7. Zadoch Howard, b. in 1819. 

6. Otis, b. December 23, 1779; m. November 12, 1799, 

Hannah, dau. of John and Sarah (Shackford) Carr, 
b. in Antrim, January 9, 1784 ; rem. to E. Washington 
in 1809, then to Stockbridge, Vt., where he d. May 14, 
1830 ; she d. July 31, 1871, in H. 


1. John Carr, b. July 23, 1806, in H. ; d. February 8, 1873. 

2. Sarah, b. April 18, 1810, in Washington; m. March 15, 

1832, John Lincoln. (See) 
3 Hannah B., b. May 8, 1823, in Stockbridge, Vt.; m. 

April 12, 1842, Cyrus, s. of Isaac and Phebe (Strat- 

ton) Saltmarsh, b. May 21, 1809, in Antrim; he d. 

August 5, 1872. A daughter, Mary J., was b. in 

4. Lucy J., b. September 6, 1828, in Stockbridge, Vt. ; d. 

February 13, 1864, in H. 

7. Polly, b. August 11, 1781 ; d. August 20, 1805 ; unm. 

8. James, b. October 6, 1783 ; m. March 19, 1811, Sally, dau. of 

David and Sarah (Tilton) Livermore, b. March 6, 
1790, and d. March 30, 1838 ; lie d. September 2, 1859, 
in E. Washington. 

9. Calvin, b. January 25, 1785 ; d. February 18, 1785. 


10. Luther, b. January 25, 1785 ; m. in February, 1815, Nabby 

Baker; d. October 5, 1843. Children: Abigail; Lucy 
Goodall ; Olive Rogers. 

11. Solomon, b. November 4, 1786 ; m. September 28, 1806, Lucy, 

dau. of Asa and Matilda (Wood) Barnes; he d. May 
9, 1859, in Smyrna, N. Y. Children: Dexter; Mary; 
Lucy ; Emilina ; Betsy. 

12. Jeremiah, b. August 16, 1788 ; m. Deborah Avery ; d. in 

November, 1849, in Claremont. Children : James and 

13. Lucy, b. October 3, 1790, m. July 5, 1812, John Fisk (See) ; 

res. in H. Children : Elizabeth and Lucy. 

14. Persis, b. May 4, 1793 ; m. Joseph Packard of Stockbridge, 

Vt. Children : Joseph ; Persis ; Emeline ; Mary. 

Peter (brother of Jonathan), m. first, Grace Rice; one s. ; 
family broken up by Indians ; m. second, Molly Smith ; d. in 


1. Nehemiah ; captive among the Indians ; afterwards settled in Ver- 


2. Mary, m. Miah Newton ; res. in Marlboro. 

3. Ruth, m. Josiah Stow ; res. in Marlboro. 

4. Rhoda, m. Ebenezer Hawthorn ; res. in Henniker. 

5. Rebecca, m. Eliakim Howe ; res. in Henniker. 

6. Keziah, m. Nathaniel Smith; res. in Marlboro. 


Thomas, Jr., s. of Thomas Howlett, one of the early settlers 
of Henniker, originally from Topsfield, Mass., was b. in that 
town, July 26, 1774; m. Jan. 4, 1798, Mary Newton, b. in Marl- 
boro, Mass., May 30, 1778. He came to H.' in 1803, and set. in 
the southeast part of the town on the farm since owned by Al- 
bert Richardson. 


1. Mary, b. January 28, 1799 ; m. November 6, 1817, Levi Goodale. 


2. Sophronia, b. September 16, 1800 ; m. Oliver Colby ; res. in 111. 

3. Thomas, b. August 19, 1803 ; d. October 6, 1804. 

4. Mercy A., b. December 16, 1805; m. March 20, 1823, James Currier. 



5. Newton, b. February 12, 1808; d. December 28, 1811. 

6. John N., b. June 27, 1813 ; d. February 12, 1814. 

7. Lucy O., b. March 13, 1818; m. March 17, 1836, Albert Kichardson. 


HOYT. (See also HOIT.) 

Daniel, s. of George and Rhoda (Blaisdell) Hoyt (Moses, 
Benjamin, Thomas, John), was b. in Henniker, in 1783; m. Feb. 

3, 1803, Mary Codman, also of Henniker ; they came to H. in 

and lived on the "Old Hoyt place"; he d. in January, 1848; wid. 
d. in July, 1851. 


1. Maria, b. May 24, 1804. 

2. James Joselyn, b. March 23, 1806 ; m. June 24, 1827, Belinda Hoyt, 

and res. most of his life in Bradford. Had a large family of 

3. Nicholas, b. April 23, 1807. (See) 

4. Daniel, Jr., b. July 16, 1808. (See) 

5. Diantha, m. a Kimball. 

6. Sarah, b. May 29, 1811 ; m. a Jackman, of Bradford. 

7. William, twin of Sarah ; m. a Chamberlain. 

8. George, b. May 13, 1813 ; m. a Call, of Warner. 

9. Moses C, b. July 7, 1815 ; m. an Elizabeth , of Medford, Mass. 

10. Hugh E., b. November 26, 1816; d. February 27, 1825. 

11. Abigail, b. August 20, 1819; m. I. W. Foster, of H. 

12. Alsinus, twin of Abigail, m. December 21, 1841, Lucy Carter; res. 

in Cambridge, Mass. 

13. Sof>hronia, b. December 25, 1822. 

14. Ephraim C, b. March 11, 1826. (See) 

Nicholas F., s. of Daniel and Mary (Codman) Hoyt, b. 
Apr. 23, 1807; m - fi rst > Nov. 1, 1832, Eliza, dau. of Hugh Smith; 
she d. and he m. again, but name of wife not ascertained. 


1. John H., b. June 1, 1834; m. in 1867, Lucy W. Dickey. Children: 

John G. ; Jennie D. ; Mary. 

2. Samuel C, b. November 1, 1836; m. December 26, 1868, Orpha H. 

Badger, of Danville, Vt. He served two years in the Civil War 
in the Eleventh Missouri Cavalry. He d. at White River Junc- 
tion, Vt. 

3. Mary J., b. October 22, 1837 ; d. June 29, 1843. 



4. Hugh P., b. March 14, 1839 ; m. September 21, 1867, Millie Edwards, 

of Portland, Me. He was the first man in Hillsborough to 
enlist in the Civil War, and served two years in the 2d Keg., 
N. H. Vols, and 17th U. S. Inf.; was wounded in the leg in the 
Second Battle of Bull Kun. 

5. Charles D., b. July 28, 1841; m. July 21, 1868, Hattie Cooper, of 

Worcester, Vt. ; was a machinist, and res. at St. Albans, Vt. 
He served three years in the 11th Reg., N. H. Vols., in the Civil 
War; was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Va., Vicksburg, 
Jackson, Miss., the siege of Knoxville, Tenn. He d. April 24, 

6. Sophronia A., b. December 1, 1844. 

7. Moses N., b. August 21, 1848. 

8. Isaac E., b. April 7, 1854 ; m. ; went to St. Albans, Vt., to live 

in 1872 ; worked in various capacities for the Vermont Central 
R. R. for over twenty years ; then engaged in market garden- 
ing. He was killed by railroad train in 1906. 

Daniel, Jr., s. of Daniel and Mary (Codman) Hoyt, b. July 
16, 1808; m. first, Nov. 27, 1831, Lucy, dau. of Philip Kimball, 
who d. Jan. 1, 1867, aged 57 years; m. second, May 9, 1869, Jane 

W. Sargent, who d. June 5, 1878; m. third, July 18, 1880, 

Cleaves. He was a mechanic and res. at Bridge Village ; d. Dec. 
14, 1882. 


1. George Franklin, b. April 9, 1832 ; m. Mary Kidder, of Lempster ; d. 

at Boscawen, January 13, 1892. 

rs. CHILD. 
1. Lucy Maria ; m. George Chapman. 

2. Charles C, b. August 29, 1833. (See) 

3. Henry Alley, b. March 14, 1836. (See) 

4. Lucy Melvina, b. December 13, 1839 ; d. May 20, 1842. 

5. Robert, b. January 5, 1841; d. September 4, 1841. 

6. Alonzo C, b. August 8, 1843 ; m. first, September 24, 1865, Ella Jane 

Parker ; div., and he m. second, Etta Green. 

rs. CHILD. 
1. Henry T., by first m. 

7. Daniel Scott, b. April 8, 1846. (See) 

Ephraim C, s. of Daniel and Mary (Codman) Hoyt, b. in 
Bradford, Mar. 11, 1826; the youngest of fourteen children all 
but one of whom lived to grow up ; he m. Nov. 14, 1848, Clarissa, 

HOYT. 323 

dau. of William and Phebe (Curtis) Mellen), b. in Walden, Vt., 
July 6, 1824; was a carpenter and res. near the Center; rem. to 
Concord, where he d. ; wid. d. Oct. 25, 1901. 


1. Jennie S., b. September 24, 1850 ; m. April 5, 1877, Charles W. Bob- 

bins. (See) 

2. Nettie E., b. July 1, 1852 ; m. May 2, 1877, John, s. of Kaymond 

Hoyt, of Bradford. 


1. Abbie M., b. January 10, 1878. 

2. Viola, b. April 2, 1879. 

3. Eugene C, b. April 27, 1855 ; m. September 16, 1878, Flora M., dau. 

of Samuel and Ellen (Vickery) Strickland, b. in Washington, 
August 27, 1862. They res. in N. Y. state and have a dau. 

4. Belle C, b. June 20, 1857 ; m. June 2, 1886, Lester A., s. of Allen W. 

and Frances J. (Bradford) Ball, b. in Washington, March 22, 

5. Julia F., b. February 18, 1859; m. George H. Nichols, of Henniker; 

res. in Concord. 
€. Mary L., b. April 21, 1861 ; d. November 6, 1889, unm. 

7. Will C, b. February 20, 1863. 

8. Fred J., b. April 22, 1867. 

9. Enos H., b. December 8, 1869 ; d. June 18, 1870. 

Charles C, s. of Daniel, Jr., and Lucy (Kimball) Hoyt, b. 
Aug. 29, 1833 ; res. in H., Hooksett, Worcester, Mass., and Man- 
chester; served in Co. B., 16th Reg., N. H. Vols., during the Civil 
War. He m. Jan. 26, 1859, Ann, dau. of Richard and Ann Mc- 
Alister, of Deering; she d., and he m. second, Nov. 8, 1888, Mrs. 
Ann (Gibney) Mulligan, b. in Ireland. 


1. Fred, b. August 17, 1861. 

2. Cora B., b. July 30, 1865. 

3. Susie M., b. December 25, 1869. 

Henry A., s. of Daniel, Jr., and Lucy (Kimball) Hoyt, 

Td. at the Lower Village, in 1836; m. at Worcester, Mass., Sept., 

1857, Laura M., dau. of David and Sarah (Britten) Gates ; she d. 

in 1884, aged 51 years, and he m. second, in Boston, in Apr., 1886, 

Emma C. Tarbell. 



1. Fannie L., b. in 1863, in Worcester ; m. Nahum Goddard of Wor- 

1. Robert Goddard, a teacher in the public schools. 

Daniel Scott, s. of Daniel, Jr., and Lucy (Kimball) Hoyt, 
b. Apr. 8, 1,846; m. in Bennington, May 11, 1867, Maria D., dau. 
of Allen and Mary (Hopkins) Nutting, of Francestown. With 
the exception of living in Hooksett, 1868- 1878, they have always 
res. in H. 


1. Henry A., b. May 25, 1869, in Hooksett; m. December 31, 1907, 
Georgiana Howard. 


Herbert C, s. of William F. and Caroline E. (Pratt) Hunt, 
and grandson of Sanford N. and Fannie S. Hunt, was b. in 
Winona, Minn., Sept. 24, 1866; m. in H., Apr. 18, 1891, Mary J., 
dau. of Albert and Abigail E. (Richardson) Gay), b. Dec. 20, 
1869. No children. 


Osman B., s. of Gardner and Rhoda (Tubbs) Huntley, was 
of the fifth generation in descent from Nathan Huntley (Nathan, 
Jr., Louis), who emigrated from Marlow, Eng., to Marlow, 
Conn., in 1761, being one of the grantees of that town. Osman 
B. was b. in Marlow, Dec. 23, 1835; rem - to- Nashua, where he 
m. July 4, 1855, Laura E., dau. of Simson and Eliza A. (Adams) 
Sears; came to H. in 1873, to live on the Aaron Barnes farm; 
were members of the Baptist Church at E. Washington ; 
celebrated their Golden Wedding, July 4, 1905; he d. Sept., 1905; 
she d. Mar. 28, 1908. 


1. Orrin S., b. in Deering, March 20, 1872; m. June 16, 1911, Alice M., 
dau. of Thomas and Prudence (Mack) Thompson, of Hills-, 
borough, N. B. ; he d. August 29, 1915. 



Moses, was the first white child b. in Sandown ; was a soldier 
in the French and Indian War, one of Rogers Rangers. He 
was an early settler in Henniker, and lived there until he removed 
to this town a few years before his death. His wife, Abigail, d. 
Sept. 1, 1829, aged 73 years; he d. Feb. 6, 1831, in H., aged 
91 years. 

Orlando, was b. in Weare, Apr. 22, 182 1, where he was ed. 
and res. until 1851, when he rem. to Manchester, where he worked 
at the trade of gunsmith, until he came to H., in 1880, where he 
lived until his death, Dec. 28, 1903. He m. Nov. 8, 1868, Rhoda 
A., dau. of Elijah and Polly (Friend) Blanchard, b. in Wash- 
ington, Nov. 14, 1832. No children. 


William, m. Lucy Wilkins, Apr. 14, 1774. She d. Mar. 5, 
1798. He was in Arnold expedition, in 1775. 


1. Daniel, b. December 3, 1774; d. September 29, 1777. 

2. Elizabeth, b. December 4, 1776 ; d. September 25, 1777. 

3. Daniel, b. August 9, 1778 ; m. and had three children, Horace, 

Charles, Amanda. 

4. Elizabeth, b. September 5, 1780; d. November 1, 1788. 

5. Cyrus, b. February 11, 1783; d. October 30, 1788. 

6. Lucy, b. October 7. 1784; d. December 15, 1791. 

7. William, b. December 29. 1786 ; d. November 4, 1788. 

8. Betsy, b. March 31, 1789. 

9. Cyrus, b. July 1. 1794: served three months in War of 1812, at 

Portsmouth ; d. of consumption. 

10. William, b. October 30. 1791; m. and went to Vt.. where he died. 


James, came from Exeter, Eng. ; m. Jemima and settled 

in Newbury (Newburyport), Mass. The last named of their chil- 
dren was ancestor of the Jackmans in Central New Hampshire. 
His children were: Sarah, Esther, James, Joanna, Richard, m. 
Elizabeth Majors. 



1. George, settled in Boscawen. in 1737 ; was chosen deacon upon or- 

ganization of church ; m. Hannah Bishop, in 1728. 


1. Mehitable, m. Moses Call ; d. October 19, 1809. 

2. Eunice, b. November 25. 1730; m. John Flanders; d. June 17, 


3. William, b. March 25. 1733 ; d. in Hartford, Conn., in 1820. 

4. George, b. October 28, 1735. (See) 

5. Susannah, b. April 29, 1739; m. Benjamin Eastman; mov. to 


6. Elizabeth (twin), b. April 29, 1739; m. Capt. Joseph Eastman; 

mov. to Concord 

7. Benjamin, b. May 7, 1743. Lieut, in N. Y. Expedition. (See) 

8. Hannah, b. in 17 — ; d. in infancy. 

2. Richard, b. in Newburyport, Mass., in 1709. bro. Deacon George: 

m. Martha, dau. of Philip Call, of Salisbury, Mass.. whose 
mother was killed by the Indians. 


1. Richard, b. October 6, 1740; m. Ruth Straw; remov. to Tarn- 

worth in 1771 ; was one of the first four settlers of the 
town, subsequently went to Maine. 


' 1. Richard, b. August 6, 1764. 

2. Henry, b. June 23, 1766. 

2. John, b. August 21, 1743 ; served in Revolution in Benning- 

ton campaign ; m. Mary, dau. of William Danforth. He d. 
in October, 1845. 


1. Nehemiah, b. July 4, 1764 ; m. Ruth Flanders ; d. in October, 


2. Samuel, b. December 23, 1766. 

3. Moses, b. January 1, 1769 ; m. first, Corser ; m. second, 

Cass; d. April 18, 1856. 

4. Mary, b. August 1, 1771 ; m. Dr. Benjamin Knowlton. 

5. Susannah, b. May 17, 1774; m. Nathaniel Thurston. 

6. Elizabeth, b. February 28, 1779: m. John Elliot. Jr. 

7. Olive, b. December 7, 1781 ; m. Samuel Page. 

8. Josiah, b. April 6, 1784 ; m. Dorothea Corser. 

9. William, b. April 13, 1787 ; m. Huntoon. 


3. Moses, b. April 26, 1746; captured by Indians. (See) 

4. Samuel, b. March 17. 1749. (See) 

5. Sarah, b. September 11, 1751 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Sarah, b. September 29. 1755 ; m. Benjamin Sweat, one of the 

first deacons in the church in Webster ; d. March 20, 1845. 

George, s. of George and Hannah (Bishop) Jackman, b. in 
Newbury, Mass., Oct. 28, 1735; m. first, Martha Webster, sister 
of Ebenezer and aunt to Daniel and Ezekiel Webster. She was 

b. Mar. 11, 1735; d. Mar., 1785. He m. second, Thompson. 

Elected first town clerk of Boscawen, in 1760, and continued in 
that office thirty-five years. He d. Mar. 31, 1827. 


1. Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1758; m. first, John Stevens, and second, John 

Flanders. Lived in Boscawen on High St., now Corser Hill, in 
Webster. John Stevens was killed in Kev. War. She d. in 1834. 


1. Jane, m. Lt. William Shattuck, Bradford. 

2. William, b. November 16, 1759; M. Betsey, dau. of Robie Merrill; 

d. August 5, 1805, in Boscawen. 

3. Humphrey, b. July 16, 1761 ; m. Judith Pettingill, January 16, 1781. 

He d. July 10, 1840, aged 79 years. (See) 

4. Hannah, b. in March, 1763 ; m. Joseph Merrill. 

5. Martha, b. June 10, 1765 ; m. Ephraim Wood of Lebanon. 

6. George, b. April 14, 1767 ; m. Marion Elliot ; d. February 6, 1803. 


1. Mathilda, m. a Mr. Bramble. 

7. Ruth, b. March 7, 1769 ; m. Joseph Merrill ; d. May 17, 1794. 

8. Nathan, b. February 21, 1771 ; m. Catherine Elliot ; lived in Brad- 


9. John, b. March 30, 1773 ; m. Hannah Pettingill ; d. May 26, 1793. 

10. Susannah, b. March 19, 1775 ; m. Stephen Farnum ; d. March 5, 1797. 

11. Stephen, b. April 30, 1777; m. Sarah Banf ord ; d. July 26, 1829. 

12. Sally, b. January 14, 1779 ; m. Robert Greenough, Lowell, Mass. 

13. Mehitable, b. September 11, 1780; d. September 18, 1780. 

14. Mehitable, b. May 31, 1782 ; m. Ephraim Wood of Lebanon. 

Moses, s. of Richard, Richard, James, was b. April 26, 
1746; m. in 1773, Martha Morse; d. Dec. 8, 1838. 


In the month of June, 1757, four Indians entered the house 
of Thomas Clough of Canterbury, and after securing some meal 
fled to the woods, where they secreted themselves for the return 
of the family absent at the time. In the adjacent field, however, 
Moses Jackman, a son of Richard Jackman of Contoocook, then a 
boy of eleven, was at work in company with a negro named Dor- 
set. Discovering the Indians Dorset caught the boy in his arms 
and started to flee, but he soon lost his hold on him, and in the 
excitement the couple separated, Moses going toward the barn 
while the negro ran for the woods. The former stumbled and 
fell, when he was caught by the Indians, but managed to break 
away. However, he was seized the second time, and struggled in 
vain to escape. Meanwhile Dorset was overtaken, and in his 
desperate resistance he was beaten severely about the head. He 
yelled at the top of his voice, as much to warn the people in the 
vicinity of the garrison as from pain, so that he was heard for 
half a mile. Through this warning those who heard his cries 
sought protection at the garrison, at the house of Capt. Jeremiah 
Clough. Though the men went to the rescue of the captives they 
were too late to render them assistance, and the two> were taken 
by the savages up the usual trail of the red men to Canada. Moses 
was barefooted, and on this account as well as his youth, one of 
the Indians carried him much of the way on his shoulders. The boy 
captive was also furnished with a pair of moccasins before going 
very far. So rapid was the flight, as it might be termed, of the 
Indians that by nightfall they had reached Smith River in Hill, 
where they camped that night. 

The rest of the march was made as swiftly until the captors 
had reached Montreal with their captives, towards whom they 
had shown considerable friendliness. Busy with the sale of their 
furs, the Indians placed the captives in confinement for two 
weeks, at the end of which time they were separated and sold to 
the French. Moses never saw nor heard from Dorset after that 
day, while he was taken as a slave by a Frenchman, but he was in 
reality a prisoner for four years, or until the close of the war in 
1761. Then he was found by Enos Bishop, who had been sent in 
quest of him, and escorted home where he was greeted as one 
from the dead by his relatives and friends. During his long 


captivity Moses Jackman was treated with kindness by his 
masters, and he improved the opportunity to obtain a good smat- 
tering of the French language. 

Moses Jackman was one of sixteen men who, at the news of 
the Battle of Lexington, immediately started to the front on the 
21st of April. 


1. Ruth, b. May 1, 1774; m. first, Ezekiel Eastman; m. second, Maciah 


2. Moses, Jr., b. January 14, 1776 ; m. first, Ehoda Collins ; m. second, 

Betsy Beecher ; d. November 24, 1861. 

3. David, b. March 25, 1779; m. first, Naomi Elliott; m. second, Mary- 

Flanders; d. May 14, 1875. 

4. Sarah, b. November 6, 1780; m. Samuel Gilman ; d. April 20, 1841. 

5. Martha, b. November 12, 1786 ; m. Jeremiah Noyes ; d. March 5, 


6. John, b. July 4, 1790 ; m. Esther Burpee ; d. September 20, I860. 


1. Esther. 

2. John, b. July 21, 1823 ; m. Sarah Boynton. He was professor 

of music. This couple had one child, Joseph Henry, b. 
March 23, 1861. 

7. Caleb, b. July 5, 1794; m. Martha Burpee; lived in Concord. 


1. Emily, b. May 13, 1821; m. Henry M. Elliot. 

2. Enoch, b. May 7, 1828 ; m. Mary Elizabeth Moody ; res. in Con- 



1. Martha E., b. January 22, 1869. 

2. Lillie Idella, b. August 29, 1871. 

3. Esther Burpee, b. April 23, 1877. 

8. Enoch, b. July 11, 1797 ; d. September 4, 1825. 

Samuel (Richard), b. Mar. 17, 1749; m. first, Submit 
Brown ; second, Hannah Winslow. He erected the frame of the 
first house in Webster, but rem. to Vermont for a few years, ret. 
to Concord, this state, where he died Aug. 20, 1845. He was 
called "Joiner" Jackman, to distinguish him from Samuel Jack- 
man, the blacksmith. He was a man of marked ability, great, 
strength and sterling manhood. 



1. Rhoda, b. May 22, 1774. 

2. Samuel, b. April 26, 1776 ; d. same year. 

3. Martha, b. January 3, 1778. 

4. Samuel, b. February 15, 1780; m. Lydia Shattuck ; d. October 16, 

1852. He served in the War of 1812. 

5. Molly, b. March 1, 1782 ; m. Samuel Burbank. 

6. Royal. 

Humphrey, s. of George and Martha (Webster) Jackman, b. 
July 16, 1761 ; m. Jan. 16, 1781, Judith Pettingill, b. July 28, 1761. 
She d. July 30, 1842, aged 81 years; he d. July 10, 1840, aged 
79 years. 


1. Humphrey, b. in Boscawen, August 30, 1782 ; m. Mary Ayers ; 1. and 

d. in Abbottsford, Can., July 10, 1840. 


1. Eliza, d. in Canton, N. Y., November 26, 1889. 


1. Harriet, m. Asa Fenton, N. Y. 

2. Josephine, m. Frank Tanner, Cedar Rapids, la. 

3. Mary, m. a Powell, Canton, N. Y. 

4. Nellie, m. a Foster, Canton, N. Y. 

2. Humphrey. 

3. Elmer. 

4. Clara, m. a Mr. Ruggles ; d. at Enosburg Falls, Vt. Children 

were : Andrew ; Alfred ; Louise, m. Daniel Harvey, Enos- 
burg Falls, Vt. 

5. Lavinia, m. a Whitney; res. at Abbottsford, Can. 

2. Phillipa, b. August 30, 1784; m. Lemuel Stratton; 1. in Bradford; 

d. in Brighton, 111., May 29, 1856, aged 73 years. 

3. Samuel, b. August 6, 1786; m. Sarah, dau. of Paul Knight; 1. in 

Can. and d. in 1853. 

4. Eliza, b. September 3, 1788 ; m. Capt. Elisha Eaton, October 9, 1811 ; 

1. in Bradford; d. August 27, 1864, aged 76 years. 

5. John, b. November 21, 1790 ; m. first, Catherine, dau. of Paul Knight ; 

m. second, Sarah Sargent ; 1. in Saulsbury and Can. ; d. at 
Penacook, October 7, 1853. 
6. Nathan, b. October 17, 1792; m. Mary Knight. He d. January 12, 
1817 of spotted fever. She m. second, Mr. 'Whitcomb. 



1. Benjamin B., m. Lucina Bush, b. in 1819 ; d. in 1882. He d. in 

7. Hannah, b. October 19, 1794 ; m. Benjamin Marshall, Bradford, and 

d. October 8, 1855, of paralysis. 

8. Stephen, b. September 13, 1799, in Bradford; m. first, Sarah Hoyt, 

b. May 29, 1811; d. June 17, 1851; m. second, Maria Hoyt, b. 
May 24, 1804 ; d. April 19, 1873. He d. September 16, 1868. 


1. Ira W., b. March 3, 1844, twin brother of John; m. first, in 

Laconia, in 1882, Ella V., dau. of James and Irene (Lam- 
phrey) Ellsworth, of Gilmanton ; she d. July 25, 1886 ; he 
m. second, Mrs. Nellie J. (Perkins) Nichols, clau. of Simon 
and Jane (Gibson) Perkins •- she d. June 20, 1907. Mr. Jack- 
man has been engaged in mill work, grain and lumber. 
Ees. in Bradford, Laconia, but most of his life in H. Was 
Selectman three years and Supervisor ten years. 


1. Martha Annette, b. December 22., 1903. 

2. John W., b. March 3, 1844. (See) 

3. Daniel H., b. February 3, 1848 ; m. Alma Graham, who was 

b. March 21, 1851, and d. November 15, 1906. He d. March 
4, 1909, in Hopkinton, interment in Chicago family lot. 
One child, Myrtle, b. June 18, 1876, m. January 27, 1897, 
Harry English, b. in September, 1873. A child Ira was b. 
June 6, 1898. 

4. Humphrey, b. April 5, 1850; m. Emma Nichols, b. September 

27, 1849. He d. December 15, 1883, from blood poisoning 
resulting from an accident caused having his arm caught 
and mangled in the machinery of the hosiery mill called 
"the picker.'' He left six orphan children in charge of his 
brother Ira, who fortunately found good homes for them, 
and where they were well educated. His wife d. February 
20, 1882. 


1. Flora Etta, b. May 29, 1871; m. at Bradford, October 10, 
1889, Walter Herbert Pitman, merchant, Laconia. 


1. Helen Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1890; d. February 27, 1896. 

2. Joseph Prescott, b. May 9, 1892. 

3. Florence Euth, b. August 5, 1894 ; m. April 28, 1917, 

Harold Scott Randlett. 


4. Richard Jackman, b. October 7, 1901. 

5. Stanley Herbert, b. November 12, 1906. 

6. Lois, b. June 25, 1918. 

2. Ira Stephen, b. August 5, 1872 ; m. Ada, dau. of Rev. Walter 

Philips, of Franklin. He was a drug-gist ; d. December 
25, 1909. Two children, Walter and Ruth, who d. from 
an accident December 8, 1905. 

3. Mabel Maud, b. March 12, 1874, at Hillsborough, adopted 

by Mr. and Mrs. John P. Smith, Gilford Village; m. 
June 14, 1S99, A. James Dinsmoor, merchant, Laconia. 


1. Harold Jameson, b. March 12, 1900 ; m. October 20, 

1920, Lenora Payson. 

2. Frances Josephine, b. August 1, 1903. 

3. Elizabeth Stark, b. January 26, 1908. 

4. Flora Jackman, b. July 25, 1910. 

5. James Russell, b. November 28, 1918. 

These children are the 5th generation from Gen. John 

4. Elsie Estella, b. October 12, 1875 ; adopted by Mr. and Mrs. 

Leavitt of Sanbornton ; m. at Laconia, May 14, 1907, 
Charles O'Loughlin, Supt. Gas Co., Claremont ; now at 
Keokuk, Iowa, in similar position. 


1. Helen Louise, b. February 10, 1911, at Claremont. 

2. Elizabeth, b. October 18, 1912, at St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

3. Katherine, b. April 12, 1919. 

5. Bertha Veda, b. September 24, 1878, at Hillsborough, 

adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Ira W. Jackman, then of 
Laconia, since of H. ; m. first, July 7, 1905, John C. 
Merritz, of Hillsborough ; he d. May 25, 1910, and she 
m. second, Leonard Lamprey, Laconia, May 9, 1918. 


1. Rupert Jackman, b. June 25, 1906. 

2. Donald Warren, b. February 12, 1908. 

3. Alberta, b. May 1, 1909. 

4. Clifford Leonard, b. September 9, 1920. 

6. Emma Bell, b. January 20, 1882 ; adopted by Mr. and Mrs. 

C. W. Tyler of Laconia, and name changed to Ethel 
Emma ; m. June 1, 1909, Charles Joseph Hayford, in 
bank, Laconia. 

rx. CHILD. 
1. Elizabeth Taylor, b. June 14, 1912. 


JACKMAN. m 333 

John W., s. of Stephen and Sarah A. (Hoyt) Jackman, b. 
in Bradford, Mar. 3, 1844 (twin of Ira W.), lived in that town 
until he was 19 years old, and learned the carpenter's trade of 
his Uncle Ephraim C. Hoyt. Went to Illinois in 1867, where he 
remained three years, when he rem. to Hillsborough. After 
living' two years here he rem. to Henniker in 1872, where he lived 
and worked at his trade for eleven years. In 1883, he ret. to 
Hillsborough, forming a partnership with Alonzo P. Nichols at 
the Lower Village. In 1885 his brother Ira W. bought Mr. 
Nichols' interest, and the firm of Jackman Bros, continued until 
John's death, Oct. 17, 1896. Among the important buildings 
erected by the brothers were the Catholic Church and Rectory, 
mill of Stratton & Merrill at Penacook, and store houses for Con- 
toocook and Woolen Mills companies, besides many private dwell- 
ings. They also constructed two dams at Newport, the Con- 
toocook Mills Company's dam and the new dam of the Electric 
Light and Power Co. John was chorister of the Congregational 
Church at the Bridge Village for several years ; belonged to the 
I. O. O. F. and Encampment Lodges. He was first Commander 
of the Golden Cross ; was a member of the town School Board six 
years, and a member of the Board of Health. 

He m. first, Alma D., dau. of Hiram and Ruth (Keyes) 
Monroe, who d. Sept. 19, 1871, and he m. second, May 11, 1873, 
Ida E., dau. of Horace and Almira B. (Bowman) Warde of 
Henniker, b. Aug. 23, 1853. 


1. Jennie A., b. in Joliet, 111., January 10, 1868 ; d. October 7, 1868. 

2. Emma K., b. in Brighton, 111., March 16, 1870 ; adopted by Dr. Abel 

C. Burnham of H., after the death of her mother. (See Burn- 
ham. ) 

3. John, b. in H., August 11, 1871 ; d. August 25, 1871. 

4. Alice M., b. in Henniker, March 8, 1874; m. September 23, 1901, 

Berton E. Newman. Children : John H., b. September 3, 1902 : 
Buth, b. June . 

5. Alma F., b. in Henniker, March 14, 1878; m. February 9, 1897, 

Eugene C. Gage. Children: Marjorie A., b. December 24, 1897; 
d. February 10, 1898 ; Eugene C, b. January 24, 1901. 

6. Ethel B., b. in H., June 22, 1886 ; d. November 10, 1892. 


John A., b. in Boscawen, in i8i6(?), and d. July 29, 1896, 
aged 80 years, became one of the most noted pioneer railroad men 
of Illinois. He began his railroad career as station agent of Boston 
and Worcester line in 1837, to enter the machinery department 
soon after. In 1852 he with E. B. Phillips, who had been super- 
intendent, took charge of the Toledo and Cleveland railroad. Mr. 
Jackman, as superintendent of machinery was stationed at Nor- 
walk, Ohio. In 1859 he was superintendent of Boston and Wor- 
cester railroad, located at Boston. In May, 1864, he went to 
Bloomington, 111., and became superintendent of machinery under 
supt. Hale of Chicago. He held this position for fifteen years, 
doing most efficient service. During his term the great shops of 
Alton were built, and a complete revolution was made in the 
character of the motive power and car equipment. He was the 
leading spirit in educational matters and was for a number of 
years president of the Board of Education. 


The record of this family has not been satisfactorily dis- 
covered. Lot, s. of Robert and Sibella Jenison, was b. in Natick, 
Mass., Apr. 27, 1752, and came here as early as 1776, perhaps 
before that date. He lived on the Dutton farm, until 1785, when 
he returned to his native town. He m. Nov. 30, 1773, Susannah, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge. 


1. Lucy, b. August 12, 1774. 

2. Sibbilla, b. March 18, 1776. 

3. Sarah, b. April 10, 1778 

4. Nahum, b. April 12, 1780. 

5. Isaac, became a Methodist preacher. 

6. Eobert, was a farmer in Natick. 

7. Arthur, was a carpenter in Natick. 


Nathaniel, s. of Zebediah Johnson, was b. in Andover, 
Mass., but at an early age he went to live with a Mr. Buss, who 
kept tavern in Milton, Mass., where he remained until he was 
fourteen years of age, when he came to Hillsborough, where his 

johnson. 335 

father was then living. This was not long before the breaking out 
of the Revolution, and though a youth in years he enlisted in the 
army for three years, serving his term with great credit 
to himself. He then went to Andover, Mass., his birth- 
place, to live, but soon after removed to Boston, where he 
established himself in mercantile business under the assistance of 
the Hon. William Phillips. 

He was very successful in business, and having amassed a 
handsome fortune for those days, he came to Hillsborough and 
built him the 'handsomest and most expensive mansion in town at 
that time. This was in 1803, and he resided in Hillsborough with 
his family until Aug., 1827. Mr. Johnson married in Milton, 
Mass., Miss Catherine Clarke, and she died at Hillsborough, July 
11, 1827, aged 61 ; after her death he removed to Northwood, N. 
H., to live with his son-in-law Jonathan Clarke, and died the 19th 
of the following January in his 62d year. Their children were 
Maria, who m. Rev. Otis Rockwood ; Charlotte, who m. Jonathan 
Clarke, Esq., of Northwood, N. H.; Nathaniel, Jr., who d. in 
Washington, D. C, in Mar., in his 21st year; George Clarke, who 
d. at Exeter, May 22, 1816, aged fifteen years, while attending 
Phillips Exeter Academy, an uncommonly promising and amiable 

youth ; Catherine C, who m. Phillips of Lynn, Mass. ; Sarah 

M., who m. the Hon. Edward Kent of Bangor, Me., and Gov- 
ernor of the state in 1840-41 ; Lydia Elizabeth Parker, who m. 
Samuel Thatcher, Esq., of Bangor, Me. ; Edward R. of Hartford, 
Conn. This was a bright and intelligent family. 

Ezra, b. in Salem, Mass., in 1772, res. there and in Wilton, 
N. H., until 1813, when he came to H. ; m. Annah Blanchard, b. in 
Billerica, Mass., in 1773. He d. Dec. 5, 1852; she d. Sept. 8, 1853. 


1. Ezra, b. in 1800, or 1802. (See) 

2. Calvin, b. and d. in Wilton. 

3. Annah, b. and d. in Wilton. 

4. James, b. in Wilton ; d. April 1, 1818, in Hillsborough. 

5. Alvin, b. September 23. 1812 : rem. to Bradford, in 1841. He m. 

June 7, 1841, Abigail H., dau. of William and Harriet T. (Dun- 
can) Stowe. of this town. He d. December 9, 1897. 



1. Mary A., b. September 27, 1842; m. in April, 1880, James H. 

Blaisdell, of Bradford. 

2. Harry A., b. September 24, 1844 ; m. February 10, 1872, Louisa 

Palmer, of Littleton, where they res. 

3. Abbie H., b. November 30, 1849; m. in May, 1882, Erlow V. 

Dillingham, of Manchester ; res. in Bradford. 

4. George TL, b. November 12, 1856 ; m. in May, 1893, Louisa M. 

Boerig, of San Diego, Calif., where he res. 

5. Effie S., b. September 24, 1866. 

6. Boxanna, b. September 22, 1814; m. Samuel Howard. (See) 

7. Eliza, b. in 1820. • 

Ezra, b. in H., in about 1800; m. Mar. 28, 1824, Eunice, dau. 
of Thomas and Sarah (Parker) Murdough ; res. in Deering from 
1830 to 1840, otherwise in this town in a small house near Maj. 
Isaac Andrews. In i860 Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson having J. 
just before, went to live with his son Isaac in Middlebrook, Mo., 
to spend his declining years. Though a non-combatant he had an 
unpleasant experience here during the war between the North and 
the South which broke out soon. During General Price's raid in 
Mo., just after the battle of Pilot Knob, Mr. Johnson was taken 
prisoner by the retreating forces, and ordered to fall into line 
and march, which he flatly refused to do in no mistakable terms, 
consigning the whole army into perdition in vigorous language. 
But his Yankee spirit was pitted against numbers that could not be 
overcome by it, and he was ordered to be placed as a target for 
rifle practice by Price's men. Still, not till one or more of their 
bullets had given ihim painful flesh wounds did the doughty New 
Englander yield and then only under protest. To> save his life he 
fell into line and marched with the war-begrimed soldiery to 
Jefferson City. Feigning a weakness ill-fitting his rugged body, 
he was finally told to "look out for himself, as he was too old to 
be of good as a soldier." So, minus his hat and boots, which his 
captors had appropriated, he started back to Middlebrook "a 
madder if not a wiser man." If he had been conservative in his 
feelings before, he was a strong Union man henceforth. 


1. Frank, b. in 1822, went to California in 1849, where, he not only 
dug gold successfully, but became a large owner and agent in 
stage lines in and around Sacramento. He m. Aldana Hatch. 


2. Maria, b. in 1824; d. in Deering, in 1841, unm. 

S. Frances Ann, b. in 1826 ; d. in town, in 1843, unm. 

4. Isaac, b. in 1828 ; rem. to Middlebrook, Mo., where he became a 

large land owner ; m. first, Elizabeth Stone, and m. second, 
Susan Thomas. 

5. John, b. in 1830; d. in Quincy, Mass., in 1850. 

6. David W., b. August 4, 1832. (See) 

7. Eoxanna, b. in 1834 ; m. George Adams, of Nashua. 

8. Nathan, b. in 1836 ; rem. to Mo., where he m. first, Kate Barry, and 

ra. second, Maggie Moore, at Bonne Tarre. 

9. James, b. in 1838 ; d. in Derry less than 1 year old. 

10. Robert, b. in 1840 ; d. in 1868 at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

David W., s. of Ezra and Eunice (Murdough) Johnson, was 
b. in Deering, Aug. 4, 1832; m. Mar. 27, 1855, Sarah A., dau. of 
Stephen and Sallie (Morse) Presby, of Lowell, Mass.; res. on a 
farm in Bradford, until 1858, when he came to H., and lived in 
the house formerly occupied by his father. His buildings burn- 
ing in i87i(?) he rem. to Middlebrook, Mo. 


t. Sarah F., b. July 22, 1856. 

2. Charles W., b. November 19, 1858 ; d. October 30, 1862. 

3. Minnetti, b. November 17, 1860. 

4. Emma E., b. February 7, 1863. 

5. Jennie B.. b. February 25, 1869; d. in Nashua, September 28, 1871. 


The surname Jones ranks first in number among the family 
names of Wales, or of Welsh descent, one Welshman in seven 
bearing it ; in England it holds second place, the Smiths barely 
exceeding it ; in New England it is outnumbered only by Smith, 
Brown, Clark, Johnson, White, Davis and Williams. 

Jones came into use as a surname in the 15th century, and 
over 50 colonists, as heads of families, came to this country bear- 
ing the name and became progenitors of families, the majority 
of them of Welsh descent. 

Hugh Jones, Welsh in descent, and with whom we begin our 
family tree, was b. about 1635 in England, and he came to Salem, 
Mass., about 1650, hailing from Wincanton, a small parish in 
Somersetshire, Eng. He was listed among the passengers as 


"servant to Mr. Robert Gutch," which service probably signified 
that he was the other's apprentice, as he was then but 15 years of 
age. Little information is extant in regard to him, not even the 
name of the worthy woman he married, and who bore him at least 
ten children. He appears to have been a farmer of small prop- 
erty, and no doubt had a hard struggle to rear his family. He 
seems to have met some tragic end before i6go, for we find it 
declared during the Salem witchcraft trials in 1692 by Elizabeth 
Booth who deposed that the restless ghosts of four murdered 
persons appeared to her, and that "the spectre of Hugh Jones 
assured her that Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor had killed him because 
he had a poght of syder of her he had not paid for." 

The descendants of Hugh Jones for five years lived mostly 
in Middlesex and Worcester counties, Mass., and Hillsborough 
County, N. H. They were a vigorous, long-lived race of farmers 
and blacksmiths, reared large families, and were continually 
pioneers to new settlements on the advancing frontier, most of 
them engaged in the military service of their times. Few sought 
or received much public recognition. 

William, the s. of Lt. Jonathan, grandson of Samuel, and 
great-grandson of Hugh, was b. Aug. 23, 1724, in that part of 
Woburn, Mass., since set off as Wilmington, locating in Andover 
in 1745, where he remained about ten years, then settled in Am- 
herst for twenty years, following which he rem. to Hillsborough 
about 1775, living in this town till about 1785, when he again rem., 
this time to Windsor, where he d. He m. just before going to 
Andover, Mar. 25, 1745, Rebecca, b. about 1724, dau. of Joel and 
Mary (Chadwick) Jenkins, of Wilmington. Among their chil- 
dren was a s. William who went with them to Amherst and rem. 
with them to H., in 1775. He served in Capt. Benjamin Taylor's 
Company, which marched from Amherst, Dec. 8, 1775, to join the 
Continental army at Winter Hill. July 15, 1782, he was engaged 
by the town of H. for extra continental service. He res. in Wind- 
sor after the war. 

Samuel, b. in 1747, came to this town from Wilmmgton, 
Mass., in 1774; m. Hannah Hoar, b. in 1750; he d. Oct. 4, 1812, 
aged 65 years; she d. Oct. 16, 1809, aged 59 years. 

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1. Hannah, b. June 9. 1769 : m. a Stone. 

2. Nehemiah. b. March 26, 1771. (See) 

3. Ehorta, b. June 6. 1773; m. November 7. 1791, John Copeland, of 


4. George W.. b. August 14, 1775 ; d. May 11, 1794. 

5. Samuel. Jr., b. September 30, 1777 ; m. January 7, 1799, Deborah 

Bradford ; rem. to Washington, afterwards to Boston and New 
York state. 

6. Stillman, b. April 14, 1780 ; m. March 29, 1801, Polly, dau. of Jona- 

than and Betsy Clark, of Washington ; rem. to Irasburg, Vt., 
where he was killed by a falling tree. Children : Owen, Daniel, 
Stillman, Jr., Hiram, and Sewell, who m. Maria, dau. of David 

7. Milton, b. February 19, 1782 ; m. in 1811. Susanna Shedd. of Wash- 



1. Cordelia, b. October 9. 1811. 

2. Betsy, b. September 29. 1812. 

3. Jeremiah, b. January 27, 1815. 

4. Anna, b. in 1819 ; d. September 7, 1839. 

8. Polly, b. August 17, 1784; m. Goggins ; rem. to Vt. 

9. Sophia, b. May 20, 1787 ; d. January 18, 1810. 

10. Eunnels, b. February 28, 1790; m. Margaret Meighur ; res. in Bos- 

ton; d. July 15, 1823. 

11. Chauncy, b. October 11, 1792 ; m. Matilda Spaulding, of Washing- 

ton ; he d. in Stoddard, March 27, 1850. 


1. Leonard, b. July 10, 1814. 

2. Luman, b. July 14, 1816. 

3. Loven, b. October 6, 1818. 

12. Kodney, b. July 14, 1795; d. January 24, 1809, 

Nehemiah. s. of Samuel and Hannah (Hoar) Jones, b. in 
Wilmington, Mass., Mar. 26, 1771 ; came to H. with his parents; 
m., in 1799, Mary, dau. of David and Mehitable (Swett) Perkins, 
of Windsor; rem. to Washington, afterwards to Stoddard, and 
back to H., about 1812 ; and lived where W. S. Carter res. ; was in 
trade with John Towns ; was a custom officer for several years ; 
rem. to Windsor on the turnpike about 18 18, where he d. Dec. 26, 
1832; wife d. Oct. 21, 1830. 



1. Nabby, b. May 23, 1800; m. in 1824, Joseph Lewis; d. October 21 % 

1878, in Campbello, Mass. 

2. David P., b. March 18, 1802 ; m. November 1, 1851, Cynthia (Spauld- 

ing) Shaw, dau. of Warren Spaulding ; res. on her father's 
farm in the northwest part of the town; she d. May 20, 1896. 

3. Thomas J., b. May 17, 1804; m. November 30, 1834, Nancy N. 

Averill; d. March 14, 1876; wid. d. in November, 1890. 

4. Mary, b. July 2, 1806; m. in 1825, Daniel P. Lewis; d. March 11, 


5. Eliza, b. October 13, 1809; d. August 17, 1813. 

6. Eliza, b. November 17, 1813; m. in 1837, Daniel Nichols, of South 

Reading, Mass. ; d. February 6, 1851. 

7. Roxanna, b. April 24, 1819; m. February 5, 1865, Silas Blanchard.. 

A child, Warren P. 

William (probably a brother of Samuel) came here from. 
Wilmington, Mass., before the Revolution ; his first res. was on 
the site of the Town Farm, the house standing on the lower side 
of the road ; m. before coming here, but name of wife unknown. 


1. William, Jr., b. (date not given) ; m. Abigail Cole; res. in Wind- 

sor ; little is known of their large family of children beyond 
their names as follows. 


1. Relief, b. March 11, 1772. 

2. Simeon, b. May 19, 1774. 

3. Archibald, b. September 29, 1776. 

4. John. 

5. William. 

6. Zebrina. 

7. Harriet. 

8. Eunice, b. April 14, 1783; m. first, Mufford ; m. second, 

Issacher Andrews. (See) 

9. Mehitable, m. Samuel Murdough. (See) 

2. Benjamin, b. in 1747. (See) 

3. Joel, m. Mary Bishop. 


1. Joel, Jr., b. August 7, 1783 ; m. first, Nancy Abbott ; m. second,. 
Hannah, sis. of first wife. 

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1. Adeline, b. October 8, 1806. 

2. Nancy, b. August 9, 1808. 

3. Catherine, b. April 11, 1810. 

4. Eliza, b. August 14, 1811. 

5. Emmeline, b. February 17, 1813. 

2. Polly, b. April 7, 1785; m. John(?) Averill. 

3. Lucy, b. April 27, 1787 ; m. 

4. Jonathan, b. December 20, 1789 ; rem. to Milton, where he d., 


5. Betsy, b. December 24, 1791 ; rem. to Milton, where she d. unm. 

6. Nabby, b. January 3, 1795. 

7. Asa, b. February 14, 1798 ; rem. to Milton, where he m. 

8. Solomon, b. September 20, 1804 ; rem. to Milton, and m. 

9. Cyrus, of whom no record is at hand. 

4. James, b. June 25, 1756. (See) 

5. Lydia, m. November 14, 1782, Joseph Taggard ; rem. to Stockbridge, 


6. Rebecca, m. Capt. Jonathan Brockway, of Washington, where she 

d. a centenarian. Had a dau. Rebecca, b. May 15, 1793 ; m. 
February 16, 1809, Hezekiah Brown, of Washington, b. May 
15, 1793. Children : Mary, Betsy, Charles, Edward. 

7. Mary, m. June 23, 1781, Samuel Murdough. (See) 

8. Abigail, b. April 30, 1772; m. November 25, 1789, Robert Carr. (See) 

9. Elizabeth (twin), b. April 30, 1772; m. November 25, 1789, Thomas 

Carr, twin of Robert. (See) 

Benjamin, s. of William, b. in Wilmington, Mass., in 1747, 
came to H. before 1780, in which year his name is on the tax rates, 
and set. on a farm of 200 acres on Sulphur Hill. He m. first, 
Jemina Boynton, whose birthplace is unknown; she d. and he m. 
second, Apr. 15, 1798, Polly (Mary) Adams; he d. Oct. 2. 1829; 
wid. d. Oct. 31, 1850. 


1. Benjamin, m. September 22, 1790, Rebecca Steele. 

2. Jacob, m. Hannah . 

3. Andrew, b. July 23, 1773; m. March 3, 1793, Rebecca Love or Lowe; 

he d. December 23, 1830 ; wid. d. November 24, 1834. 

4. Hannah. 

5. Rebecca. 

6. William. 

7. David, m. a Miss Baker, sis. of Daniel Baker. 

8. Lavinia, m. John McAllister, of Antrim (?). 


9. John, who was killed by a falling tree, when about 25 years old. 

10. Mina, b. March 28, 1799 ; d. in 1805. 

11. Mary, b. April 11, 1800; m. in March, 1835, Samuel Root, of Roches- 

ter, Vt., where he was b. August 10, 1799. She d. December 31, 
1886 ; he d. January 6, 1888. 


1. Willard J., b. February 13, 1836. 

2. Mary E., b. December 6, 1838. 

3. Samuel S., b. June 26, 1840. 

12. David, b. March 28, 1802; d. January 18, 1834. 

13. Henry, b. September 29, 1804; m. April 21, 1836, Betsy, dau. of 

Eliphalet and Tammie (Tilton) Symonds. (See) 

14. Willard, b. July 17, 1809. (See) 

Rev. Henry, s. of Benjamin Jones, was b. September 29, 
1804, and prepared himself for college at Union Academy, Plain- 
field, now known as Kimball Union, and graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1835. He m - m April, 1836, Miss Betsy, dau. of Mr. 
Eliphalet Symonds, of this town, and accepted a position as 
Preceptor of an Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Prof. Willard, a brother of Henry, was b. July 17, 1809. 
He was fitted for college at Union Academy, Plainfield, graduated 
from Dartmouth in 1835. He acquired a Theological education 
at the Lanes Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the Theological 
Seminary, Andover, Mass. He was ordained as a missionary at 
North Weymouth, Mass., and on the same day was united in 
marriage to Miss Meriam Pratt, of that town. The Rev. Mr. and 
Mrs. Jones went to the missionary station in Oeroomiah, Persia. 

James (William), b. in Wilmington, Mass., June 25, 1756; 
came here with his parents; m. June 11, 1778, Anna, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Parker) Cooledge ; res. in Windsor. He 
d. July 1.8, 1839; wid. d. Mar. 30, 1841. 


1. Jonathan, b. September 3, 1778 ; d. March 5, 1810, unm. 

2. Anna, b. February 18, 1780 ; m. Alexander McClintock, of Windsor ; 

d. March 18, 1829. 

3. James, b. December 9, 1782 ; ni. Sarah Smith, of Sudbury, Mass. ; 

settled on Bible Hill ; he d. November 11, 1844 ; wid d. February 
3, 1866. 

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1. Charles, who d. in April, 1825, aged 13 years, 7 mos. 

4. Silas, b. March 6, 1784 ; m. Catherine Rolfe ; res. for a time at Up- 

per Village, and then rem. to Penn., where he d. October 6, 

5. Cooledge, b. February 4, 1786 ; d. February 9, 1856. 

6. Sarah, b. March 22, 1788 ; d. July 3, 1788. 

7. Nathaniel, b. May 3, 1789. (See) 

8. Ebenezer, b. February 7, 1792. (See) 

9. Parker, b. February 13, 1794; m. in 1828, Judith 0. Clapp ; res. in 

Duxbury, Mass., where he d. May 31, 1861. 


1. Benjamin P., b. December 12, 1829; d. in New York City, May 

15, 1885. 

2. James 0., b. in August, 1832 ; d. in 1836. 

3. Charles W., b. July 7, 1835 ; m. June 24, 1862, Mary L. Wright, 

of New York City. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Charles P., b. October 21, 1868. 

4. Elizabeth J., b. July 23, 1840; m. May 25, 1865, George L. 

Eichardson, of Boston, Mass. ; res. in Chelsea, Mass. 


1. Parker J., b. April 24, 1867. 

2. Susan L., b. July 8, 1868. 

3. Alice E., b. July 19, 1874. 

10. Solomon, b. February 7, 1796 ; d. at Pittsburg, Pa., August 23, 1842, 


11. Sarah P., b. June 7, 1801 ; m. Charles Baldwin. (See) 

Nathaniel, s. of James and Anna (Cooledge) Jones, b. in 
Windsor, May j, 1789; m. Jpn. i, 181 1, Betsy, dau. of Zachariah 
and Abigail (Hildreth) Robbins, b. Feb. 28, 1791. He was a 
farmer and large dealer in cattle ; res. on Bible Hill. He J. Aug. 
19, 1867; wid. d. Aug. 29, 1869. 


1. Elvira M., b. October 22, 1811; m. William S. Taggart. (See) 

2. Abigail, b. September 27, 1814; m. December 28, 1837, Harvey 

Silver. (See) 

3. Ann, b. September 27, 1814; m. in 1833, John G. Fuller. (See) 


4. Edward N., b. August 3, 1817 ; m. in New York, July 8, 1840, Jane 

A. Corrigan, b. October 28, 1817. Res. for several years in 
New York and in Va., engaged in the livery and hack business ; 
ret. to his native town and lived for a time on farm formerly 
occupied by Charles O. Smith ; but this house burning, with all 
its contents while family were absent at church, he lived on a 
portion of what was his father's homestead on Bible Hill. His 
wife d. January 1, 1892 ; he d. February 4, 1893. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Frederick B., b. in Richmond, Va., March 4, 1843 ; m. Emma, 
dau. of Samuel E. and Sabrina (Burtt) McKean; he d. 
March 7, 1893. Son, Edward Newton. 

5. Nathaniel G., b. May 30, 1819 ; d. February 15, 1845, unm. 

6. Mary Gates, b. April 9, 1822 ; m. April 7, 1841, Dexter Bemis, of 

Weston, Mass., where they res. until his death, April 29, 1870, 
when she rem. to Waltham, Mass., in 1872 ; she d. July 17, 1897. 


1. Mary Jane, b. August 13, 1843 ; m. October 9, 1862, Clark C. 

Hastings, of Weston. 


1. Herbert Clark Hastings, b. April 3, 1863; m. September 18, 
1893, Alice Stilpen. 

2. Abbie Ann, b. August 25, 1852 ; m. November, 19, 1871, Ernest 

G. M. Banks. Child : Maude E., b. September 9, 1872. 

7. Sarah Bates, b. April 9, 1822 (twin of Mary Gates) ; m. June 12, 

1S56, George Garfield, of Weston, b. January 12, 1820: she d. 
at Concord, Mass., January 25, 1879. 

8. Solomon, b. September 4, 1825; d. September 12, 1826. 

9. Elizabeth P., b. May 27, 1827; m. in 1.851 (?), Alpha Baldwin; she 

d. May 13, 1898. 


1. Sarah Elizabeth, b. August 18, 1853, at No. Chelmsford, Mass. ; 
rn. May 30, 1870, George 0. Wardwell, of Keene. 

Ebenezer, s. of James (William) and Anna (Cooledge) 
Jones, b. Feb. 7, 1792; m. Oct. 6, 1816, Mary T., dau. of Nathan 
and Elizabeth (Smith) Carr; two years later he rem. to Unity, 
where he res. about ten years, when he ret. to H. and purchased 
the Nathaniel Johnson farm. He d. Dec. 3, 1864; wid. d. Jan. 
6, 1868. 

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1. Charlotte, b. January 6, 1818, in H. ; m. November 19, 1839, Alonzo 

Tuttle. (See) 

2. Nathan P., b. January 3, 1820, in Unity; d. in U-, August 4, 1820. 

3. Parker, b. July 31, 1821, in Unity; chief clerk in Astor House, New 

York, until obliged to resign on account of ill health ; m. June 
14, 1859, Julia C. Andrews of Pawlet, Vt., who survived him. 
He d. in 1862. • 

4. James, b. November 17, 1823, in Unity ; d. January 23, 1898, unm. 

5. George, b. February 16, 1826, in Unity ; went to New York City 

while in his minority and was employed at the Astor House 
for several years. Ileturning, he m. Mrs. Mary H. (Goodale) 
Smith, dau. of Levi and Mary (Howlett) Goodale, and oc- 
cupied the Carr farm adjoining his father's; d. April 23, 1889; 
wid. d. March 26, 1897. 


1. Levi G., b. September 26, 1855. (See Goodale) 

2. Mary Lizzie, b. in May, 1860 ; d. December 19, 1881, unm. 

6. Mary E., b. May 22, 1828; in Unity; m. David W. Grimes; rem. to 

Iowa, and there d. 

7. Harvey, b. July 6, 1830, in Unity ; employed at the Astor House, 

New York, for a time ; ret. to H. and George Nelson farm, 
where he lived until his death. 
S. Ebenezer, b. October 24, 1832 ; m. December 11, 1836, Malvina, dau. 
of Levi and Jane (Hosley) Shedd ; succeeded to the home- 
stead; he d. September 12, 1894; wid. d. September 1, 1913. 


1. James Harvey, b. November 25, 1860; m. December 14, 1887, 

Edith Luella Steele, Stoneham, Mass. He d. February 26, 


1. Clara L., b. November 23, 1838; m. Charles L. Shedd. (See) 

2. Jeannette E., b. March 23, 1890; m. September 15, 1915, 

Parker I. Hutchins, of Stoneham. Mass. 

3. Edna S., b. July 1, 1892. 

4. Eben P., b. March 18, 1897. 

5. Arthur J., b. September 3, 1901. 

2. Parker, b. October 11, 1864 ; m. Jennie Greene, of Lowell, Mass. 

No children. 

9. Sarah A., b. March 29, 1836; m. Col. James Grimes. (See) She d. 
March 15, 1906. 


Foster, s. of Joshua and (Bixby) Jones, b. in Windsor, 

•Joes not seem to have been related to the other families in town 
by that surname. He was a shoemaker and lived at the Upper 
Village; built the only brick house in that vicinity. He m. Dec. 
23, 1824, Rachel, dau. of Solomon and Sarah (Bradford) An- 
drews. He d. Sept. 17, 1864; wid. d. Mar. 29, 1885. 


1 .George F., b. April 4, 1827 ; went to California in 1850 ; in. June 1, 
1853, Sydnia Ann Mcintosh, b. at Paris, Kj\, June 3, 1S32 ; res. 
in Shasta, Colusa and Butte Cos.; was Sheriff of Colusa Co. 
from 1859 to 1863 ; was a merchant at Chico, Butte Co. at the 
time of his death. November 7, 1873. 


1. Mary Ellen, b. in April, 1854; m. John R. Bobinson, of Chico. 

2. Caroline E. A., b. January 13, 1856 ; m. John A. Turner, of 

San Antonio, Tex. 

3. Albert F., b. February 14, 1858 ; educated at Yale College, New 

Haven, Conn. ; lawyer, District Attorney of Butte Co., Cal., 
Major and Judge Advocate of 5th Brigade, N. G. Cal. ; m. 
December 21. 1881, Mary S. Evans: one child, George 
Foster, b. November 18. 1883. 

4. Frances V., b. August 19, 1860; m. John H. Wheeler, Oakland, 


5. Isabell H., b. September 27, 1862. 

6. George Anne(?), b. August 26, 1865. 

7. James H., b. October 30, 1867. 

8. Julia Alice, b. December 1, 1870. 

2. Caroline E., b. in 1846 ; d. August 12, 1854. 

Solomon, was born Apr. 1741, probably in Weston, Mass. 
He m. March 14, 1764, Belvah Stratton, b. Jan-. 17, 1744; came to 
H. about 1800, where he d. Feb. 18, 1806. His wid. d. in Wash- 
ington, June 28, 1832. 


1. Moses, b. June 20, 1763, in Weston, Mass.; m. first, May 12, 1786, 
Hepzibath Dilloway ; came to H. directly after his m. and res. 
a short time on "Bible Hill" ; afterwards settled on the High- 
lands in the northwest part of the town about a mile and a 
half south of East Washington Village, the farm though long 
since deserted is still well known as the "Tenney Place." He 
res. there until 1817, when he rem. to East Washington; his 

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w. d. in Januaiw, 1801. He m. second, February 9, 1S02, Cath- 
erine, dau. of William and Lucy (Wheeler) Graves, b. Sep- 
tember 29, 1784, in Washington; he d. May 7, 1840; she d. 
January 21, 1865. 


1. Moses, b. August 10, 1787; settled in Brookline, Mass. 

2. Charles, b. September 25, 1789; m. in 1809, Abigail Severns, b. 

September 15, 1786, in Westford, Mass.; res. in Eoxbury, 
Mass., until about 1812 ; rem. to Washington ; returned to 
H. and res. with his son William F. Jones at the Upper 
Village until his death, December 12, 1872. Of their four- 
teen children the two oldest were born in Roxbury, Mass., 
the remainder in Washington. 


1. Abigail S., b. March 26, 1810 ; m. April 29, 1830, Nathaniel 

B. Wilson ; she d. in Terre Haute, Ind., June 13, 1880 ; 
he d. in the same city, January 20, 1884. 

2. Adeline B., b. June 18, 1811 ; m. November 25, 1829, William 

Leonard Woods ; she d. in East Washington, July 25, 

3. Charles, b. September 12, 1812 ; m. September 12, 1838, 

Clarissa Cutler. 

4. Samuel, b. March 29, 1814 ; d. April 15, 1818. 

5. Martha J., b. March 23, 1815; m. first, January 15, 1839, 

George, s. of John and Mary (Conn) Smith, b. April 

15, 1805, in Milford ; he d. December 14, 1856, in Wash- 
ington. She m. second, January 24, 1860, Simeon Buck 
of Windsor ; he d. April 14, 1883. 

6. Catherine M., b. September 23, 1816; m. first in 1839, Syl- 

vester Dean; m. second, November 6, 1861, Henry 
Train, who was b. May 14, 1811, in Washington; he 
d. March 29, 1886 ; wife d. March 22, 1886. 

7. William F., b. May 1, 1818; m. April 18, 1841, Ruth A. 

Wheeler; d. June 21, 1872, in H. 

8. Henry D., b. March 21, 1821 ; m. Susan Nichols ; d. October 

6, 1857, in H. 

9. Joannah, b. March 7, 1822 ; d. March 14, 1822. 

10. Mary D., b. June 17, 1823; m. December 22, 1842, Henry 


11. •' Joseph Clark, b. May 25, 1825 ; m. first, January 28, 1847, 

Clara H., dau. of Abram and Lucretia (Caldwell) 
Dow, b. October 1, 1826, in Weare ; she d. September 

16, 1865 ; he m. second, October 16, 1866, Mrs. Mary 
Frances Morrill, dau. of Mason H. and Mary (Gage) 
Carr, b. August 15, 1844, in Washington. 


13. Nancy A., b. August 28, 1827; m. May 25, 1847, Gilbert H. 

13. Eliza A., b. October 29, 1829 ; m. December 11, 1849, Edward 

W. Dodge. 

14. Moses G., b. December 2, 1831 ; d. April 18, 1834. 

3. William, b. in October, 1791 ; rem. to South Boston, where he d. 

4. Isaac, b. January 7, 1795 ; m. Smith ; rem. to N. Y., where 

he d. 

5. Mary D., b. June 10, 1797; m. March 24, 1824, Alfred, s. of 

Nathaniel and Mille (Rand) Gordon, b. November 4, 1794, 
in Bedford ; res. in Washington until 1836, when he rem. 
to Griggsville, 111., where he d. December 17, 1880 ; his w. 
d. April 24, 1867. 

6. Martha, b. April 3, 1799 ; m. January 25, 1818, Asa, s. of Joshua 

and Betsey (Noyes) Kimball, b. in Henniker, August 25, 
1780; he d. April 8, 1852; she d. February 15, 1856. 


7. Solomon E., b. September 13, 1803 ; m. June 9, 1831, Harriet L. 

Smith, b. in Sharon, Mass. ; popular and successful 
teacher ; afterwards engaged in trade at East Washing- 
ton, where he d. July 19, 1871. 


1. Harriet A., b. September 23, 1834; d. September 25, 1837. 

2. Amos B., b. January 27, 1837 ; m. in March, 1864, Emma, 

dau. of B. H. Smith of Charlestown, West Va. 

3. Julia A., b. January 3, 1841 ; m. December 25, 1867, Samuel 

A. Duncan of Meriden ; res. at Englewood, N. J. 

8. Simon W., b. February 6, 1805 ; m. June 4, 1828, Eliza G., dau. 

of Benjamin and Sarah (Gordon) Newman, b. January 17, 
1808, in Washington ; res. in Washington ; he d. December 
10, 1882, in H. ; his w. d. January 1, 1875. 


1. Sarah N., b. July 23, 1829; m. July 8, 1855, Cornelius 

Cooledge ; she d. in 1915. 

2. Lovilla G., b. December 11, 1831; m. September 10, 1855, 

Fred H. Bailey of Hopkinton ; res. in Chicago, 111., 
where she d. September 20, 1868. 

3. Moses E., b. August 24, 1834 ; d. September 7, 1834. 

4. Hiram Jackson, b. August 11, 1835 ; m. June 4, 1857, Cor- 

nelius Ford of Nashville, Tenn. ; res. in Chicago, 111. 

5. Belinda N., b. August 14, 1839 ; m. January 26, 1874, Charles 

C. Chase of Chicago, 111.; res. at Lake View, 111., where 
she d. February 4, 1883. 

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6. Jane G., b. April 24, 1842; m. November 21, 1872, Luther 
Eawson; res. in Miss.; she d. July 18, 1876, at Lake 
View, 111. 

9. Nathaniel Gordon, b. May 20, 1806; m. first, December 21, 1826, 

Asenath, dau. of Thaddeus and Mary (Mann) Graves, b. 
September 2, 1800, in Washington; she d. February 9, 
1843. He m. second, June 7, 1843, Elvira, dau. of Richard 
and Betsey (Hutchinson) Gage, b. July 11, 1819; res. in 
East Washinton, where she d. January 29, 1889. 


1.. Thaddeus A., b. March 18, 1828, in H. ; m. November 13, 
1860, Emily A. Magee ; res. at Washing-ton, D. C. 

2. Julia A., b. September 7, 1831, in Brookline, Mass. ; m. 

January 2, 1856, Andrew J., s. of John and Judith 

3. Cordelia J., b. March 2, 1834, in Washington ; m. January 

2. 1856, John Q. A. French. 

4. William G.. b. February 12, 1836, in Washington; m. March 

10, 1873, Lucinda M. Garcelon; res. in Cambridge, 


5. Ellen E., b. November 14, 1844. 

6. George S., b. February 28, 1847; m. February 14, 1871, 

Flora Fone. 

7. Kate A., b. April 21, 1851 ; d. April 29, 1868. 

8. Alice E., b. May 6, 1861 ; m. August 21, 1876, Fred Brock- 


9. Fred E., b. December 13, 1863. 

10. Hiram, b. May 17, 1808 ; m. Diadema Rand ; settled in Alton, 

111., where he d. September 10, 1843, leaving one son who 
has since d. 

11. Catherine M., b. February 22, 1814; m. first, November 6, 1834, 

Gilman, s. of Asa and Nancy (Woodward) Spaulding, b. 
September 4, 1811, in Lempster : d. January 21, 1837. 


1. Samantha, b. September 2, 1835, in Lempster ; d. February 

19, 1851. 

2. Gilman, b. June 17, 1836, in Lempster; m. November 21, 

1860, Clara S., dau. of William and Elizabeth (Wilson) 
Harnden, b. in Stoddard, December 13, 1834 ; m. sec- 
ond, October 19, 1848, Stephen, s. of Stephen Farrar, 
Jr., b. February 22, 1808, in Groton, Mass. ; res. at 
East Washington, where he d. March 20, 1884. 


12. Amos B„ b. May 7, 1815 ; m. in April, 1841, Clarissa Millard 

of Conn.; res. in Washington and afterwards Burlington, 
Vt. ; d. in 1878. 

13. Eliza A., b. March 15, 1820; m. in 1836, Samuel, s. of Richard 

and Betsey (Hutchinson) Gage, b. September 6, 1811, in 
Wilton; res. at East Washington, where he d. April 21, 
1S51 ; his w. d. December 25, 1869. 


1. Albert N., b. May 7, 1837 ; m. in July, 1868, Elva Davis of 


2. Charles C, b. February 16, 1839 ; d. in Boston, February 24, 


3. Hiram J., b. August 30, 1844; m. January 1, 1867, Mina S., 

dau. of Amos and Zilpah (Sweet) Kidder. 

4. Roger S., b. February 19, 1851; m. August 24, 1870, Jennie 

A. Neaskearn of Clayville, N. Y. 

Charles A., s. of Amos and Hannah (Bassett) Jones, and 
grandson of James and Ruth (Hanson) Jones, was b. in Gilman- 
ton, Mar. 31, 1844; m. in Weare, June 13, 1867, Anna Maria, dau. 
of Allen and Mary B. (Peasley) Sawyer, of Weare. Mr. Jones 
lived in Gilmanton from 1844 to 1858; Weare from 1858 to 1889, 
and from the last date to the present in H., where he has been 
Superintendent of Contoocook Mills Company and Contoocook 
Mills Corporation, still holding the position. While active in the 
interests of public affairs, he has never sought nor held a public 
office in H., but represented the town of Weare in the Legislature 
for 1870. 


1. Helen M., b. in Weare, September 25, 1868. 

2. Annie Alice, b. in Weare, April 7, 1870 ; d. June 8, 1870. 

3. Chauncey G., adopted, b. December 7, 1874, in Concord; m. January 

1, 1902, Eva Emma Clark, of Franklin. 

1. Charles Frederick, b. September 2, 1907. 

Charles C, s. of Thomas Jefferson and Nancy N. (Averill) 
Jones, was b. in Windsor; m. Roseltha R. Wilson, and soon after 
rem. to Hillsborough. 

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1. Etta G., b. October 13, 1858 ; m. Joseph R. Nelson, of Windsor. 

2. Elizabeth B., b. April 7, 1863 ; m. Fred W. Hardy, of H. • 

3. Irvin J., b. February 21, 1867 ; m. June 3, 1894, Elnora A., dau. of 

Gus. H. and Lovina Brown, of H. Engaged in trade at Bridge 

4. Harry A., b. in May, 1871. 

Edward Nathaniel, s. of Frederic Boyden and Emma L. 
(McKeen) Jones, b. Mar. i, 1867, m. Miss Addie C. Wood, b. in 
Stoddard. Feb. 10, 1870. He was a mechanic and employed for 
several years in Blood's Locomotive Works, Manchester. 


1. Charles (York), b. in 1887; is m. and res. in Manchester. 

2. Grace Jane, b. December 25, 1894; is shoe shop operative and has 

lived in Hillsborough, and Manchester (N. H.), Lynn and 
Lowell, Mass. 


Bentamin F. Keith, b. Jan. 26, 1846, in a house standing 
opposite the foundry at Lower Village, which was burned some 
years ago ; m. in 1873, Kate Branley, Providence, R. I. He was a 
pioneer in vaudeville and moving picture forms of entertainment. 
He d. a few years since, leaving a million or more of money, 
and a son, Andrew Paul, who is now dead. Some years ago Mr. 
Keith bought a farm near Loon Pond, with the avowed purpose 
of making it his summer home. But he finally disposed of the 
place without carrying out his intentions. 

Mr. Keith conceived the idea of the vaudeville show a third 
of a century ago, and he opened in Boston a small place with the 
little money he had reserved from his daily earnings. Cages of 
animals and exhibits stood at the entrance, while within was a 
diminutive stage and auditorium. Next door to Keith's un- 
pretentious entrance to his basement showhouse was one of 
Boston's largest theatres, where everybody seemed to be going. 
Finally, when the theatre was playing "The Mikado" to big 
audiences that fairly went wild over the show, and no one stopped 
to enter his "den", Keith lost courage. 


At this critical moment E. F. Albee, who had been at the head 
of a country circus, came to town. He met Mr. Keith and 
listened to his tale ot woe. 

"Let me work out an idea?" asked Mr. Albee, and gladly Mr. 
Keith gave his consent. Immediately the entrance was cleared of 
its "attractions," and a Japanese garden, which fitted well to the 
Mikado, was inaugurated, singers, if cheap, were engaged for a 
week, and, what was really the secret of its success, extensive ad- 
vertising was done. It did not matter to him if he had never seen 
a Japanese garden, Mr. Albee went about his task with the spirit 
of conquest in his eye — and he conquered ! 

Upon the day of opening such a crowd gathered about the 
place that extra policemen had to be called, and this continued for 
months. Thus Boston was conquered. Keith's vaudeville from 
that day has been a success. B. F. Keith died a millionaire, and 
E. F. Albee became noted as a master workman in his craft. 


The Kellom, properly Kilham, family traces its ancestry back 
to the days when a township bore their patronymic, or vice versa, 
and Kilham town was located in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 
England. Austen Kilham, with his wife, came to Salem, Mass., 
in 1637, and in 1649 rem. to Wenham, Mass., becoming one of 
the first settlers in that town. His descendants have been found 
in various Mass. towns. 

Among his descendants was Daniel Kellom (Thomas, Daniel, 
Austen, Thomas), as the name had come to be spelled now, b. in 
1755, in that part of Woburn known as Wilmington, Mass.. so he 
was old enough to serve in the War of the Revolution. At its 
close he came to H., and settled first on the Samuel M. Baker 
farm for which he paid $10,000, payment being made in rye at 
$75.00 a bushel, both prices being fixed by the value of depreciated 
currency. He moved from there to the C. C. Sturtevant farm, and 
later to the "County Road." He m. Rebecca Belknap, probably 
of Billerica, Mass. He d. Nov. 19, 185 1 ; she d. Aug. 28, 1856, 
aged 100 years, 7 mos. 




1. Eebecca, b. January 13, 1777; m. March 4, 1806, William Connery ; 

d. in Milford. 

2. Polly, b. October 17, 1781; m. Jeremiah Ames; d. in Salem, Mass. 

3. Josiah, b. October 2, 1783. (See) 

4. Hannah, b. August 23, 1785 ; d. in H., unm. 

5. Daniel, b. August 30, 1787; d. in infancy. 

6. Isaac, b. August 7, 1789 ; d. in Salem, Mass., in February, 1863. 

7. Ruel, b. July 30, 1791 ; m. Clarissa . 


1. John H., b. March 5, 1818. 

2. Mary A., b. July 17, 1820 ; m. a Mr. Marsh ; d. March 2, 1898. 

3. Asa B., b. February 21, 1822. 

4. Phebe F., b. February 29, 1824. 

5. Hannah B., b. November 10, 1827. 

6. Susan F., b. July 20, 1831. 

7. Lafala, b. March 2, 1833. 

8. Ruth, b. Februrary 9, 1792 ; m. John Whittaker, of Hopkinton ; d. in 

Concord, November 10, 1881. 

9. Orpah, b. April 25, 1796; m. Lyman Robbins. (See.) 

10. Sylvester, b. August 7, 1800; m. Hannah ; d. in Salem. Mass.. 

in 1881. 

Josiah, s. of Daniel and Rebecca (Belknap) Kellom, b. Oct. 

2, 1783 ; m. Sarah Wyman, of Deering. 


1. Daniel, b. September 3, 1810; d. young. 

3. Frederick, b. April 21, 1812. 

3. Stephen W., b. July 27, 1815. (See) 

4. Page, b. August 2, 1817 ; d. young. 

5. Edward, b. June 8, 1826. (See - ) 

6. Sybil, b. August 22, 1828; m. David Kimball. (See) 

Stephen W.. s. of Josiah and Sarah (Wyman) Kellom, b. 
July 27, 1815; m. first, May 5, 1847, Sarah, dau. of Isaac F. 
Ferrin, b. in Concord, Mar. 5, 1828, and d. June 5, 1873 ; he m. 
second. Eliza Loveren. Lived in Concord after first m.. and 
served in the city government several years. 


1. Elizabeth B., b. in H., March 4, 1848; m. November 6, 1873, John 
Morison. Four children : Sadie, Mary, Frank and Archie. 


2. George S., b. in Concord, August 6, 1850 ; m. March 10, 1877, Annie 


3. Frank P., b. in Concord. August 16, 1852. Was a member of the 

State Legislature for 1880 and 1881. 

4. Mary A., b. November 18, 1856 ; d. June 5, 1875. 

5. Walter H., b. November 2, 1858 ; d. August 25, 1859. 

6. Willis H., b. September 28, 1862. 

7. Sarah E., b. May 17, 1873 ; d. July 31, 1873. 

Edward, s. of Josiah and Sarah (Wyman) Kellom, b. June 

8. 1826; m. Aug. 15, 1858, Harriet M., dau. of William and 
Priscilla (Atwood) Thissell, of Newbury; he lived in Concord 
a while, but ret. to Hillsborough Bridge, where he d. June 12. 
1908. He was a member of Valley Lodge, No. 43, I. O. O. F., 
for more than fifty years. 


t. Arthur C, b. January 21, 1860, in Concord. 
2. Charles E„ b. March 7, 1874. ■ 

Thomas, Jr., bro. of Daniel and s. of Thomas Kellom, Sen.. 
was b. in Wilmington, Mass., and served in the War of the 
Revolution; came to H. about 1792, and settled on a farm west 
of the "Town Farm." He m. first, Hannah Jaquith ; she d. Aug. 
12, 1808, and he m. second, Lois Taylor, who d. Oct. 27, 1849; 
he d. Mar. 15, 1850, aged 90 years. 


1. George, b. December 9. 1781. 

2. Francis, b. February 3, 1785 ; m. Patty . Children : 1. Charlotte, 

b. April 3, 1814; d. August 27, 1818 ; 2. Sarah, b. March 5, 1816; 
d. August 24, 1818. 

3. Or ford, b. October 15. 1787. 

4. Eliab, b. May 1, 1791 ; m. March 1, 1830, Rebecca, dau. of Maj. Isaac 

and Rebecca (Symonds) Andrews, and settled on farm for- 
' merly owned by Thomas Carr. He d. June 28, 1867; wife d. 

April 4, 1867. Children: 1. Eliab; 2. Frank, b. in 1833; left 
home when 20 years old, lived in 111., Miss., and Tex., where he 
m. Mary I. Wells, who d. in 1880. Not known if he is living or 
dead. 3. Edwin. 

5. Thomas, 3rd, b. July 3, 1796. (See) 

6. Oliver J., b. May 1, 1814. ■ 



Thomas, 3rd, s. of Thomas, Jr., and Lois (Taylor) Kellom, 
was b. July 3, 1796, and succeeded to the family homestead; m. 
Jan. 23, 1826, Eliza B., dau. of James and Hannah (Vose) 
Tileston, b. in Washington, Jan. 27, 1798. He d. Mar. io, 1852; 
she d. in Claverack, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1882, 


1. George 0., b. July 29, 1827 ; lived on the old homestead ; m. May 

13, 1852, Rachel, dau. of Lyman and Orpah (Kellom) Eobbins, 
who d. August 3, 1909- 


1. — , b. December 8, 1854; d. within four days. 

2. Elveretta F.. b. March 24. 1856 

3. Arthur H., b. February 22, 1860. 

4. May E., b. August 15, 1864; m. September 15, 1886, John G., s. 

of George and Elizabeth (Barnes) Nelson, b. November 19, 

2. Susan A., b. April 25, 1830 ; m, May 14, 1851, William T. DeLuce, b. 

in Boston, April 4, 1829 ; she d. at Melrose, Mass., December 4, 
1853. They had a son, Clarence Adelbert, b. in East Boston, 
June 3. 1853 ; d. July 20. 1853. 

3. Harvey T., b. August 23, 1833 ; went to California about 1853, where 

he has since res. ; m. in 1867, Lucy V., dau of Charles G. and 
Louisa S. (Fales) Smith, of San Francisco. Children: 1. Ger- 
trude, b. in 1871 ; 2. Arthur E., b. in 1874. 

4. Emma B., b. July 18, 1838 ; m. April 30, 1863, Rev. William F. Hat- 

field, b. June 5, 1834, at Scarsdale, Westchester Co., N. Y. He 
was a Methodist clergyman, educated at Wesleyan University, 
Middleton. Conn., and Concord, Mass., Theological Institute, 
and held appointments at Brooklyn, Portchester, White Plains, 
New York City, Tarryton. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and other 


1. Jennie E., b. in Portchester, N. Y., May 6, 1864. 

2. Emma L., b. November 19, 1865, at Portchester. 

3. William J., b. November 13, 1867, at Greenwich, Conn. 

4. Sadie F., b. September 28, 1875, at White Plains, N. Y. 


Walter Lamson, B. L., M. D., s. of Henry, b. in New 
Boston. N. H., Feb. 3, 1843, and Harriet Frances Lamson, b. in 
Mont Vernon, N. H., April 6, 1850; grands, of Robert Patterson 


and Juliana Perkins Kelso, b. in New Boston, N. H., Feb. 17, 1872, 
ed. McCollom Ins't, '90, MontVernon ; Dartmouth '95 ; Univer- 
sity of Vt. Coll. of Medicine '05 ; physician. Res. in Boston, 
Mass., six years, and Burlington, Vt., four years. He m. in An- 
trim, N. H., Aug. 1, 1906, Carrie May Butterfield, dau. of John C. 
and Rosanna A. Robb, of Antrim. Came to H. in August, 1905. 


1. Velna Harriett, b. in H., December 26. 1910. 


Benjamin Holden, s. of John Buswell and Laura (Reed) 
Kemp, and grandson of Holden and Eunice (Ingalls) Kemp, was 
b. in Acworth, Oct. 1, 1843; m. in H., Dec. 16, 1863, Sarah Ann, 
dau. of Chapin K. and Sarah (Beckwith) Burtt; res. in H. since 
1863; she d. Feb. 6, 1898, aged 58 years. 


1. Minnie L., b. May 7, 1867. 
S. John B., b. April 3, 1869. 


Capt. Nathan, b. in 1726; m. in 1753, Rebecca Colburn, of 
Merrimack; rem. from Litchfield to Souhegan West, Amherst, 
between 1747 and 1754. He d. Nov. 10, 1791 ; wid. d. in Antrim, 
in 1818, aged 88 years. They had children: Nathan, Joshua, 
Rebecca, Jesse, Timothy, b. in Amherst, in 1770; m. Esther Pierce 
of Chelmsford, Mass. ; Thaddeus and John Colburn. 

Joshua, 2d s. of Captain Nathan Kendall, b. in Amherst, 
Sept. 9, 1758; m. a Miss Howard and came to H. in 1787; res. at 
Upper Village, on the place since known as the Carter homestead. 
He d. in 1823. 


1. Rachel, m. December 28, 1815, William, s. of James and Sally Mc- 

Allister, b. in Antrim, Mav 3, 1781 ; had several children. He 
d. in Wilmot, March 23, 1862. 

2. Oliver. 

3. Sally. 

4. Joshua, Jr. 


Jesse, 3d s. of Capt. Nathan and Rebecca (Colburn) Ken- 
dall, b. in Amherst, July 8, 1766, bought the Farley farm in H., in 
1790, and lived four years in a barn on the place, until he could 
build him a house in 1794, which year, April 19, he m. Molly Kim- 
ball; sold his farm in 1800, to Dr. Peter Emerson, and rem. to 
Concord End, where he d. in Oct., 1825. 


1. Patty, b. in 1795 ; d. September 3, 1799, aged 4 years, 21 days. 

2. Rebecca C, b. in 1797 ; d. September 1, 1799, aged 2 years, 4 mos. 

3. Emily, m. Cyrus Andrews. (See) 

4. J. Converse, d. unm. ■ 

5. Mary, m. Frederick W. Symonds. 

6. Nathan, b. in June, 1805. (See) 

7. Andrew, bap. June 7, 1807 

Nathan, s. of Jesse and Molly (Kimball) Kendall, b. in 
June, 1805, at "Concord End." inherited his father's homestead at 
20 years of age, where he lived until finally selling out he rem. 
to the Silas N. Sawyer farm on the road to Lower Village. He 
was active in public affairs, being Collector of taxes for several 
years. He m. May 5, 1833, Zilpha, dau. of Solomon and Hannah 
(Fife) Moore, b. July 26, 1809; he d. Feb. 1, 1874; wid. d. Oct. 
IQ, 1897. 


1. Edward S.. b. January 25, 1839 ; d. February 27, 1893, unm. 

2. Solomon L., b. April 17, 1851 ; m. April 16, 1874, Eunice A., dau. of 

Edward W. and Ann Pease of West Lebanon. • Upon the death 
of his father he inherited the homestead, which he sold in 
1881, and rem. to Bridge Village. 

v. children. 

1. Emilv Z., b. January 20, 1875 ; m. December 26. 1907, Chas. S. 

Flanders. Children: 1. May Elizabeth, b. December 9. 
1908; 2. Warren Kendall, b. May 30, 1910; d. March 9, 
1911 ; 3. Mabel, b. April 2, 1912. 

2. Jennie M., b. March 4, 1877; m. December 17, 1897, Leon W. 


3. Annabelle, b. September 25, 1881 ; m. October 14, 1904, Wm. F. 

Bennett. Child: b. January 4, 1914, Wm. Batchelder. 

4. Elizabeth, b. September 26, 1886 ; unm. 


5. Stella, b. July 18, 1888; m. January 4, 1915, Thos. Blake Am- 

brose of Nashua. 

6. William Scott, b. October 4, 1891. 

7. Robert Fay, b. July 11, 1893 


On account of his early activity and close association with 
Colonel Hill in the settlement of Old Number Seven, it is thought 
proper to include his name, if not his family, here. Mr. Keyes, a 
trader in Boston at the time, is supposed to have been a descendant 
of Solomon Keyes of Lovewell War fame. 

As well as being financially interested in Hillsborough, he 
was concerned in the early opening up of the town of Weare, for 
a time known as Hale's Town in honor of its first projector. In 
1738 Robert Hale of Boston conveyed by deed to Mr. Keyes 3,000 
acres of land in the above mentioned town for one hundred 
pounds of current money of New England. To obtain this money 
Keyes mortgaged this land on April 3, 1738, to Joseph Heath. 
These acts, of course, were taken under the laws of Middlesex 
County, Mass. Dr. Hale, an active physician, had secured his 
title to the new township. 

William Little, in his History of Weare, page 67, says, 
"There is a tradition that a man named Keyes, sometime before 
1740, built himself a rude cabin in the woods of old Halestown. 
He lived in the forest primeval; heard the howl of wolves, the 
gobbling of wild turkeys, the splash of the otter, saw the conical 
huts of the beaver, saw the deer and the moose, and the wild 
ducks swimming on the streams." 

How long or just when Gersham Keyes did this is not 
verified by any records, as far as is known, any more than the 
record found by Mr. George W. Riddle among the papers of 
Matthew Patten of Bedford making a complaint against Keyes 
for burning the meeting house (first) at Hillsborough to get the 
forged nails used in making the building. One is tradition; the 
other a statement that is lost. 


Warren R., s. of John and Sarah (Chandler) Kidder, b. in 
Antrim, June 30, 1822; m. in Nov., 1852, Hannah J. Hoyt, of 


Gilford ; settled in New Boston; wife d. in Sept., 1861. He came 
to H. in 1868, and lived here near the Lower Village until his 
death, Aug. 3, 1905. He was a musician and skilled violin maker, 
and many of the instruments made by him are in the town today. 


The Kimball family is among the oldest in New England, its 
direct ancestor was Richard, b. in Ipswich, Eng., about 1595, who 
m. Ursula, dau. of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden, Eng., this couple 
with their seven children being passengers on the ship "Elizabeth" 
that made the voyage to New England in 1634. The head of this 
sturdy group was then 39 years of age. He belonged to the Bay 
Colony and set. in Ipswich, Mass., named for the parent town 
across the ocean. He was admitted as a Freeman the following 
year, which shows that he must have been a Puritan in good 
standing. H m. scond, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret Dow, wid. of 
Henry Dow, of Hampton; he d. in June, 1662; wid. d. Mar. 1, 

II. Eichard and Ursula (Scott) Kimball had eleven children; the 

second s., Eichard, Jr., b. in Eattlesden, Eng., about 1623 ; m. 
twice, his second wife being Mary Gott, and had nine children. 

III. Caleb, the 5th child of Eichard and Mary Kimball, was b. April 

9, 1665, in Wenliam, Mass. ; m. Sarah ; d. January 25, 1725- 


IV. Abraham, 4th child and 3rd s. of Caleb and Sarah Kimball, b. 

August 14, 1702; m. pub. April 26, 1729, Elizabeth Houlton ; d. 
in 1772. 

V. Benjamin, 7th child of Abraham and Elizabeth (Houlton) Kim- 

ball, b. in Wenliam, Mass., January 5, 1745 ; m. July 7, 1768, 
Hannah Parker, of Topsfield, Mass., b. in Bradford, Mass., 
December 18, 1750- They came to Hillsborough in 1776, and 
set. on a farm at "The Bridge" since occupied by his grand- 
son, Herbert N. He d. June 4, 1813 ; wid. d. August 21, 1825. 


1. Abraham, b. April 8, 1770; m. November 16, 1796, Lovey Morse, of 
Deering; d. April 6, 1840; wid. d. February 22, 1864. 

1. Parker, b. July 15, 1797 ; m. Charlotte Atwood ; he d. in 1881. 



1. Henry S., b. in 1823; in. December 9, 1879, Celia M. Robin- 

son of Boston, Mass. 

2. Adeline, m. a Gavin. 

3. David, b. January 16, 1829: m. March 21, 1852, Sybil W., 

dau. of Josiah and Sally (Wyman) Kelloni. Settled 
first on County Road, but lived in various places, until 
he bought the William Codman farm, where he res. 
until his death. 


1. Charlotte, b. December 31, 1852; m. April 2, 1897. 

Joseph N. Cross. 

2, Laura K., b. October 29, 1860 ; m. September 21, 1894. 

Alfred B. Goodwin of Henniker. 


1. Mabel, b. July 6, 1896. 

2. Oscar P., b. December 25, 1899. 

3. Eno B., b. March 24, 1904. 

4. Obed. 

5. Daniel. 

6. Sarah, m. Cyrus Perry. 

2. David, b. October 22, 1798 ; m. September 9, 1823, Elizabeth 

Grimes; d. in March, 1867; she d. in Billerica, Mass., Sep- 
tember 28, 1831 ; no children. 

3. Amos. b. December 6, 1801 ; was a farmer ; settled in north- 

east section of the town; m. first, June 8, 1826, Hannah, 
dau. of Peter and Mary (Holmes) Clement; she d. April 
28, 1857, and he m. second, November 13, 1862, Patty P. 
Ames; he d. July 26, 187D. 


1. Clarissa A., b. April 2, 1827 ; m. May 10, 1854, Andrew D- 

Favour, of Henniker. 


1. Charles E., b. June 22, 1856. 

2. Maria A., b. October 7, I860. 

2. Edward, b. August 7, 1828 ; m. June 16, 1857, Louisa J. 

Ewins ; set. on the homestead, until after his father's 
death in 1870, when he rem. to Bridge Village, upon 
what was known as the "Smiley Farm." Was a 
Republican in politics, and a firm believer in Spir- 
itualism ; was a good neighbor and an honest man : 
d. December 16, 1904. 



1. Ella M., b. July 4, 1858 ; m. first, May 1, 1876, Augustus 

J. Eogers; he d. September 24, 1882, leaving one 
child, Archibald L., b. May 30, 1877. She m. second, 
September 3, 1885, Frank L. Gordon, of Andover ; 
res. in Henniker ; they had one child, William E., 
b. June 2, 1886. 

2. Warren C, b. January 20, 1866 ; d. December 29, 1880. 

3. Myra Belle, b. April 20, 1869 ; m. in April, 1886, George 

B. Staniels, of Newport. 


1. Lela M., b. September 27, 1888. 

2. Earle H., b. December 27, 1890. 

3. Peter C, b. August 9, 1831 ; d. February 1, 1901, unm. 

4. Maria, b. June 15, 1833 ; d. May 11, 1854. 

2. Hannah, b. April 12, 1772; m. David Batchelder. (See) 

3. Mehitable, b. October 10, 1773; m. Fisher Gay. (See) 

4. Sarah, b. June 14, 1776; m. Samuel Lacy. (See) 

5. Samuel, b. March 12, 1778 ; m. Nancy Alcock. 

6. Benjamin, Jr., b. April 3, 1780 ; m. March 15, 1807, Susanna, dau. of 

Joseph and Ruth (Nichols) Gerry; he d. April 19, 1855; his 
widow d. April 18, 1862. 


1 Herbert N., b. March 12, 1809 ; m. December 2, 1835. W. Sarah, 
dau. of Ephraim and Phebe (Wilkins) Abbott. He d. Sep- 
tember 1, 1887 ; his wife d. January 6, 1875, aged 63 years. 


1. Martha A., b. October 26, 1836; m. F. Jefferson Murdough. 


2. Benjamin F., b. January 4, 1840; d. in infancy. 

3 B. Frank, b. January 16. 1841 ; m. Luella Smith. 

4. Albert D.. b. June 28, 1842; m. Minerva Taft ; res. in Pas- 

coag, R. I. 

5. Amos M., b. May T8, 1848 ; d. August 25, 1911. 

6. Phebe J., b. March 11, 1850 ; d. May 26. 1855. 

7. Addie M., b. December 2, 1852. 

2. Abram, b. August 9, 1810 ; m. December 13, 1838, Sarah, dau. of 
Silas and Betsy (Colby) Rice of Henniker; res. on Gerry 
homestead ; d. June 14, 1872 ; wid. d. February 9, 1885 ; 
house burned November 7, 1908. 



1. Joseph G., b. September 28, 1839; d. February 19, 1841. 

2. Elizabeth B., b. December 26, 1841 ; m. November 29, 1865, 

Albert H. Jones, b. October 27, 1841, in Billerica. 
Mass. : res. in B. where he d. October 13, 1873. 


1. Albert Howard, b. October 13, 1868 ; m. October 2, 1894, 
Ada F. Lynde, dau. of Stephen and Mary Ann 
(Holden) Lynde. 


1. Alden Clifford, b. July 16, 1895. 

2. Helen, b. March 2, 1S9S ; d. July 23, 1913. 

3. Sarah C, b. September 19, 1843; d. March 10, 1861. 

4. Abraru Cummings, b. October 28, 1850 ; m. December 25, 

1877; Mary E., dau. of Henry and Eliza (Stow) An- 
drews; res. in Henniker ; d. July 11, 1902. She d. May 
30, 1908 ; no children. 

5. Mariella, b. June 15, 1852; m. March 12, 1882, Fred W. 

Flint. (See) One son, Abram, b. October 8, 1883. 

6. S. Clark, b. July 7, 1854 ; m. in 1875, Annie M., dau. of John 

and Jane (McLane) McAllister, b. July 5, 1856 ; wid. d. 
February 19, 1908. 


1. Burton, b. September 10, 1875 ; d. December 24, 1894. 

2. Florence, b. December 11, 1879; m. January 15, 1902, 

Chesiey P. Favor. 

3. Lisamae, b. October 17, 1881 ; m. in September, 1903, 

Edward Merritts. 

3. Betsy, b. December 12, 1811 ; d. September 22, 1835, unni. 

4. Samuel, b. May 3, 1813 ; followed various occupations and lived 

in several places in town; m. April 22, 1834, Dorcas, dau. 
of Nathan White ; he d. in 1874 ; she d. in 1870. 


1. Infant, b. in 1835, and d. in infancy. 

2. Augustus B., b. May 17, 1836 ; m. Vanlora Knott, of Barnet. 

Vt., b. in 1843 ; d. October 20, 1899. 


1. Edith A., b. August 20, 1862 ; d. October 25, 1863. 

2. Charles A., b. June 29, 1864 ; d. in July, 1899. 

3. Georgianna, b. February 4, 1866. 


4. Cora M.. b. July 14, 1869 ; m. October 27, 1892, Levi G. 

Jones. (See Goodale.) 

5. Emily M., b. September 1, 1872 ; m. Everett E. Lowe ; 

res. in Swedesboro, N. J. Children: Grace M., 
Leon E. : Marion. 

6. Warren A., b. February 24, 1875. 

7. Ira J., b. January 28, 1877; m. November 3, 1902, 

Flora, dau. of Charles B. and Lucy (Wood) Bailey. 

8. Augustus B., Jr., b. January 27, 1880; d. March 27, 


9. Marietta, b. December 4, 1884. 

3. Charles, b. August 13, 1839. (See) 

4. Maria, b. January 5, 1842 ; m. Warren French of Boston ; 

d. in April, 1892. 

5. Mary Elizabeth, b. September 12, 1846; d. in November, 


6. Adeline Sophia, b. September 15, 1848 ; d. April 7, 1849. 

7. Susan, b. January 10, 1850 ; d. in 1857. 

8. Nathan S., b. October 6, 1851 ; rem. to Chicago and then 

to Toronto, P. of O., where he was m. and four chil- 
dren were born. 

5. Elijah, b. October 25, 1814 ; m. April 21, 1842, Caroline P., dau. 

of Edmund and Phillippi (Jackman) Stratton, of Brad- 
ford. He lived on his father's homestead until 1873, when 
he rem. to Antrim. 


1. Henry P., b. November 15, 1843 ; m. April 8, 1869, Susan E. 

Towne, of Peabody, Mass. ; he was a carpenter, and 
res. in Antrim. 

2. John C. b. January 3, 1848 ; went West and set. in Hamel, 

111. ; m. Mary Newman, who d. March 9, 1877 ; he was 
a successful teacher. 

3. Eliza A., b. May 27, 1851 ; lives in Antrim. 

6. Susan W., b. March 10, 1816; m. Samuel D. Landers; res. at 

Quechee, Vt. 

7. Euth, b. September 12, 1817 ; m. Charles C. Smith. 

8. Mary, b. August 1, 1819 ; d. December 15, 1819. 

9. Mary, b. October 15, 1820 ; m. Clark Wright ; res. at Quechee, 



1. Benjamin Kimball Wright, b. June 29, 1848. 


rx. CHILD. 

1. Ernest, m. Montague Woodstock. 
2. Charles Clark Wright, b. February 26, 1863. 

10. Benjamin, 3rd, b. January 29, 1823 ; went to Calif. 

11. Eetire P.. b. March 25, 1825; d. November 11, 1853, at Winches- 

ter, Mass., unm. 

7. Child, b. and d. in 1781. 

8. Keziah, b. July 1, 1782; m. David Fuller. (See) 

9. Betsy, b. July 28, 1786; m. June 4, 1818, her cousin, Jacob Kimball 

of Amherst ; d. at Amherst, April 14, 1875. 
10 Eetire P., b. February 4, 1789 ; m. March 24, 1819, Lucinda Bell. He 
was Colonel of the N. H. Militia. 


1. Edward P., b. February 2, 1820; rem. to Troy in 1836, where 

he d. January 23, 1900. He was a man of energy and in- 
fluence ; was Justice of the Peace, Postmaster, Deputy 
Sheriff, and Sheriff of Cheshire County. He m. July 9, 
1844, Mary A., dau. of Cyrus and Betsy (Jackson) Fair- 


1. Charles E., b. July 10, 1847. 

2. George F., b. April 1, 1851. 

3. Warren W., b. March 1, 1857. 

2. Charles H., b. February 5, 1823 ; d. October 2, 1826. 

3. Frederick, b. April 3, 1825, d. October 2, 1826. 

11. Henry, b. in 1793 ; d. July 12, 1814, unm. 

12. Abigail, b. in 1794; m. Thomas Miller, of Deering. 

Charles, was b. in Hillsborough, Aug. 13, 1839, the second 
s. of Samuel and Dorcas (White) Kimball. - Finishing his educa- 
tion he entered the hotel business at Lower Village with his father, 
selling out in 1864. He was in the manufacture of bricks for 
several years, the bricks from his kiln being used in the "New 
Mill" and St. Charles Hotel, as well as elsewhere. This energetic 
man next removed to Bridge Village, to engage in the buying and 
selling provisions at this place. He also had a wholesale store 
in Lowell and Brighton, Mass., dealing in beef and lambs. This 
he stopped in 1870. 

His provision store he changed into a village grocery, and his 
brother Augustus was in partnership with him for a time. He 



then engaged in the brick business on the Holt lot for i872-'73-'74- 
In the fall of 1874 he was appointed deputy sheriff, which office 
he held for two years with credit. In 1884 he was appointed 
Postmaster, holding this office for four years. He had already 
opened a clothing house on Main street, which place of business 
he has continued, either alone or with a partner, the firm name 
for several years having been Kimball & Roach, so that he is today 
and has been for some years the oldest business man at one stand 
in town. He is one of the best and most favorable known men 
in town, still alert and keen for business. 

He m. first, Emeline, dau. of Boyd H. and Roxy (Petts) 
McClure, of Stoddard; she d. Aug. 3, 1866, and he m. second, 
Nov. 11, 1871, Laura J., dau. of Horace and Sarah (Forsaith) 
Gove, of Deering. 


1. Lillian, b. June 21, 1865 ; m. first, July 22, 1883, John W. Woodward, 

of Woodstock, Vt. ; div. and m. second, August 27, 1901, John 
W. Bush. ■ 


1. Grover Cleveland, b. August 30, 1884. 

2. Leon Jay, b. November 20, 1888 ; d. in September, 1891. 

3. Fred Earle, b. March 30, 1892. 

4. Charles Hiram, b. August 18, 1902. 

5. Margaret Emma, b. December 23, 1904. 

Leonard M., s. of Samuel and Nancy (Alcock) Kimball, b. 
July 20, 1806; m. first, Mar. 15, 1832, Abigail (Brooks) Kendall, 
b. in Amherst, Feb. 4, 1805; d. April 7, 1851 ; m. second, Oct. 7, 
185 1, Mrs. Margaret A. Clement, of Newport. He was a merchant 
and Postmaster from 183 1 to 1S47, and kept the St. Charles 
hotel at the Lower Village ; he afterwards res. in Amherst, being 
Register of Deeds from 1847 to 1850; then rem. to Princetowm 
Scott Co., la, where he d. Oct. 1, 1855. 


1 Abigail M., b. December 3, 1832 ; d. December 29, 1833. 

2. Charles C, b. April 6, 1835 ; d. July 27, 1851. 


3. George P., b. December 2, 1836 ; m. October 4, 1859, Lydia Almira, 

dau. of Charles E. and Cynthia (Rich) Bruce, of Clinton, Mass. 
He served nine months in the 45th Mass. Vols, and three years 
in Battery K., 3rd U. S. Artillery, during the Civil War ; was 
two years member of the Common Council and Board of Al- 
dermen, and two years as Assessor of Nashua ; was Quarter- 
master of the 2d Beg., N. H. Vols. ; res. in Boston, West New- 
bury and Medford, Mass., and Nashua, N. H. 


1. Abbv Luella, b. in Boston, July 13, 1864. 

2. Kate Isabella, b. in West Newbury, Mass., August 16. 1872 ; d. 

in Nashua, December 2. 1S80. 

3. George Edward, b. in Nashua, July 9, 1882. 

4. Lucy S., b. June 4, 1S39; m. October 23, 1867, Charles Rodney Bout- 

well ; res. in West Medford, Mass., and Lyndeborough. She d. 
April 29, 1909. 

5. Samuel H., b. February 2, 1841 ; d. October 6, 1841. 

6. Catherine S., b. November 20, 1843 ; d. April 1, 1847. 

7. Leonard M., Jr., b. in Amherst, April 18, 1848 ; attended High School, 

in Nashua ; began the study of medicine with C. S. Collins, M. 
D., of Nashua, in 1877 ; attended the .Boston University of 
Medicine the following year ; grad. from Pulte Medical College, 
Cincinnati, O., in 1880 ; located in Boston in practice of general 
medicine and surgery ; d. in Brookline, Mass., August 3, 1912. 
S. J. Fred B., b. April 2, 1854 ; m. September 6, 1883, Addie M. Stanley, 
of Walt-ham, Mass. 


Charles Hehry, s. of Thomas and Eliza (Day) Lacy, 
was born in Bath, Eng., Jan. 20, 1859. Educated and learned 
trade of loom-fixer in England. Came to this country about 
1880. One year later came to H., employed in Woolen Mill. 
He m. in Henniker, July 2, 1882, Addie Amanda, dau. of Ich- 
abod F. and Eliza T. (Gordon) Connor, b. Nov. 5, i860. Mr. 
Lacy d. May 2, 1909. 


1. Blanche Dale, b. May 16, 1883; d. June 20, 1893. 

8. Pearl May, b. January 5, 1885 ; m. Scott H. Eaton, in 1909. 

3. Ernest Charles, b. May 20, 1888; d. April 8, 1891. 

4. Maude Esther, b. July 16, 1890. 

5. Edith Hattie, b. August 15, 1892 ; d. December 14, 1893. • 


6. Bessie Ethel, b. December 14, 1893; m. Carroll Deering, of Me., 

February 13, 1913 ; had a dau. Frances. 

7. Howard Scott, b. March 25, 1895 ; m. Thelma Shaw, April 4, 1914 ; 

had a dau. June Winona. 

8. Dorothy Frances, b. February 24, 1899. 

9. Paul Joshua, b. February 28, 1903. 

10. Florence, m. Albert Greenlaw ; res. in Lowell. 


Lester H.. s. of George W. and Maria (Calwell) Latham, of 
Smithfield, R. I., lives on Kimball farm on road from Lower Vil- 
lage to the Centre ; came here in 1904. 


Rev. John, s. of Jacob Lawton, was b. Aug. 14, 1780, at 
Hardwick, Mass., and was of the 5th generation in direct line of 
descent from John Lawton, who d. Dec. 17, 1690, at Suffield, 
Conn., aged 60 years. He was graduated, in 1805, from Middle- 
burg College and pursued his theological studies with Rev. John 
B. Preston at Newport, Vt. ; received license to preach in June 
1808; ordained, Windham, Vt., Oct., 1809; dismissed in Oct. 1819 
and immediately commenced preaching here; installed Nov. J, 
1821 ; dis. April 22, 1834, on his own request and went to Illinois 
as agent for the Home Missionary Society in whose behalf he 
labored earnestly. He was very much interested in educational 
matters and served on school board for several years. He m. first, 
Sept. 14, 1806, Sarah W. Davis, b. Hubbardson, Mass., Mar. 19, 
1787; she d. Jan. 22, 1824, at H. and he m. second, Feb. 9, 1826, 
Abigail, dau. of Rev. Jonathan and Abigail (Curtice) Barnes, 
who d. Dec. 16, 1868; he d. April 18, 1842, at Newport, Vt. 


1 Sarah D., b. September 10, 1807, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; went with 

her father in 1834 to Carthage, 111.; m. November 10, 1836, 

Thomas Gregg. 
2. Joanna C, b. January 19, 1810, in Windham, Vt. ; m. April 26, 1842, 

Ebenezer Eand of Carthage, 111. 
3 Abigail N., b. December 24, 1811, at Windham; m. October 7, 1839, 

Frederick Symonds of H. (See} 
4. Jacob L., b. July 25, 1814, at Windham, Vt. ; m. October 9, 1845, at 

Birmingham, Iowa, Catherine A. Griffith. 


5. Harriett N., b. July 7, 1816, in Windham, Vt ; m. November 12, 

1840, Lucius Parker; rem. to Carthage, 111. 

6. John H., b. February 23, 1819, in Windham, Vt. ; rem. with his 

father to 111. ; m. April 15, 1847, Hannah Felton at Vernon, Vt. 

7. Cyrus B., b. November 4, 1821, in H. ; d. December 24, 1821. 

8. Anne E., b. April 30, 1823 ; m. first, February 22, 1844, Lieut. Frank- 

lin A. Worrell of Carthage, 111., who was killed by the Mor- 
mons, September 16, 1845 ; she m. second, February 17, 1853, 
Dr. Geo. L. Hewitt, at Quincy, 111., who d. at Jefferson City, 
Mo.; she m. third, November 24, 1881, Thomas Sharp, editor 
of the Carthage, 111., Gazette. 


1. Cyrus B., b. May 1, 1828; d. February 18, 1856. 

2. Catherine M., b. May 1, 1830; d. October 26, 1851. 

3. Cornelius, b. January 22, 1834 ; d. in infancy. 


The Lewis family, the name spelled Lewes prior to 1700, is 
an English kindred, the first to come to this country being George 
Lewes from Greenwich, Kent County, Eng., about 1632, he hav- 
ing previously m. in England, in 1626, Sarah Jenkins. He was a 
member of the Plymouth Church, 1633, and dismissed the follow- 
ing year he removed to Scituate, Mass., to join the church there. 

The ancestor of the Lewis families in this vicinity was John 
Lewis, or "Deacon John" as he was generally known, b. in South- 
ampton, Mass.. Nov. 7, 1770, and who m. Hannah Flanders, and 
came to Henniker, this state, where he res. for a short time and 
then settled in Hillsborough, about 1798; a few years later he 
again rem. to a farm on the road leading from the Upper Village 
to East Washington, about three miles south of the latter hamlet. 
The last years of his life he res. on what has since been known 
as the Woodbury Dresser place, where he d. June 17, 1847; wid. 
d. Sept. 14, 1856. 


i. Timothy, b. in Henniker, November 24, 1792; m. Sarah Bines: res. 
m Washington; d. November 10, 1865; wid. d. December 18. 

LEWIS. 3^9 


1. David W., b. in December, 1826 ; was a soldier in the Civil War, 

in the 8th Keg., Vt. Vols. ; d. in the service, July 10, 1864. 

2. Stephen L„ b. July 13, 1828; m. first, July 26, 1857, Nancy J. 

George, of Chelsea, Vt. ; she d. March 4, 1876, and he m. 
second, June 10, 1878, Abbie L. Hildreth. He served twenty 
years on the police force of 1 Boston, Mass.; upon being 
retired for physical disability he came to H., and re- 
mained until his death. 

3. Harriet L., b. February 8, 1831 ; m. February 17, 1856, Lyman 


4. Leonard R., b. May 23, 1835 ; served in the 8th Reg., Vt. Vols., 

Civil War ; d. May 22, 1864. 

5. Edwin N., b. in September, 1837 ; m. first, Susie Marple, and 

afterwards, Elizabeth Marple; served in 3rd Mass. Bat- 
tery, Civil War ; d. April 5, 1862.. 

2. John, b. in Henniker, March 22, 1795 ; m. May 6, 1817, Joanna Holt, 

of Lempster ; res. in Washington, Goshen and Wilton ; wife d. 
in December 1885. 


1. Jane, b. April 21, 1819 ; m. a Harwood. 

2. Abner K., b. January 10, 1821. 

3. Calvin H., b. March 27, 1825. 

3. Betsy, d. in early womanhood. 

4. Joseph, b. May 9, 1800 ; m. in 1824, Abigail, dau. of Nehemiah and 

Mary (Perkins) Jones; res. in Washington; w. d. in Campello, 
Mass., in October, 1821 ; he d. May 2, 1866. 


1. Abigail M., b. in October, 1826 ; m. Horace Atwood, of Wash- 

ington; she d. April 18, 1871. 

2. Cyrus J., b. May 1, 1828; m. first, Sarah J., dau. of John and 

Sophia Greeley, of Salisbury, b. August 8, 1831. Was for 
some time stage driver on coach owned by Franklin 
Pierce, then baggage master on Boston and Concord rail- 
road ; learned shoe trade in North Bridgewater, Mass. ; 
was foreman of W. L. Douglass cutting room ; was Repre- 
sentative to General Court ; served in Civil War hospital 

duty ; m. second, ; first wife d. January 3, 1877 ; 

he d. May 7, 1885. 


1. Augusta, d. in infancy. 

2. Carrie Augusta, m. Charles Grace. 

3. Hattie Sophia, m. Walter H. Hunt. 


4. Warren John, unm. 

5. Ernest Linwood, unm. 

6. Merton Clifton, unm. 

7. Eldon Seymour, unm. 

5. Daniel N., b. in 1802 ; m. Mary, dau. of Nehemiah and Mary (Per- 

kins) Jones; res. in Washington; d. April 23, 1859; wid. d. 
March 11, 1872. 


1. Thomas J., b. in 1824; d. in 1848, in Beading, Mass. 

2. Luman P., b. in 1829 ; d. January 22, 1850. 

3. D. Perkins, b. May 4, 1832 ; m. December 9, 1858, Hattie C, dau. 

of John and Sarah (Howe) Lincoln; res. in Boston, em- 
ployed for years as guard at State Prison; d. June 20, 

4. S. Jay, b. July 4, 1835 ; d. January 20, 1862. 

5. Ellen M., b. in October, 1844. 

6. Julia J., b. in 1849 ; d. October 4, 1872. 

6. Lorinda, b. May 30, 1808 ; m. November 17, 1832, Woodbury, s. of 

John Dresser, Washington ; res. on the Dea. John Lewis home- 


1. Francis G. Dresser, b. March 4, 1835 ; m. January 1, 1860, Mary 

E., dau. of William and Laura M. (Dow) Dole, of Wash- 
ington; res. in Windsor until 1889, when he rem. to the 
Upper Village, where his wife d. June 1, 1901 ; he d. Janu- 
ary 18, 1904. 


1. F. Herbert, b. March 27, 1862 ; m. November 24, 1884, Mar- 

tha J. Friend, of Washington. (See) 

2. Lillian M., b. August 12, 1869 ; m. November 27, 1890, Allen 

E. Follansbee, of Canaan ; res. in H. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Grace Follansbee, b. September 14, 1891 ; d. February 
3, 1913. 

2. Mary M., b. in Washington, March 18, 1837 ; m. in June, 1857, 

Daniel C. Adams. (See) 

7. Lyman S., b. February 16, 1810; m. November 10, 1831, Eliza B. 

Lewis, of Brownfield, Me.; res. in W. some years; rem. to 
Fryeburg, Me. ; came to H. in 1871. 



1. Harris A. P., b. in September, 1832 ; d. in 1843. 

2. Isabella L., b. April 13, 1836 ; d. April 10, 1902, unm. 

3. Harris A. P., b. May 21, 1844 ; m. in 1872, Melissa M. Davis. 


Among the honored names of this country few have been 
traced into the misty past farther than that of Lincoln, which 
takes us to a period when the River Witham wound a lonely 
course through the reeds and ettah bushes of Eastern England, 
and was then known as the River Lindus. This name was a 
legacy of the Cesarian conquest in Great Britain, 66 B. C. The 
Romans attracted by the beauty of the country lingered here long 
enough to build a town which they appropriately named Lindum. 
Then the Roman legion vanished, and by and by the Normans 
swept like a hurricane over the land and their banner waved in 
victory over the camps of Lindum, and erecting a castle on the 
embattled heights they Normandized the name to Lincoln, which 
I believe was the first time it appeared in history. 

Eventually, about 1539, the head of one of the families of 
Lincoln, b. about 15 18, removed to Norwich, Norfolk County, 
Eng., an ancient town situated about one hundred miles N. E. 
from London, and he became known as "The Man from Lincoln." 
He had a son known as "Lincoln," who was b. about 1548, and 
lived his days in Norwich. He m. and had children, the oldest 
of whom b. in 1575, was a weaver and farmer in Norwich, and 
named Thomas was known as "Thomas, the Son of Lincoln." He 
m. and seven children were born to him and his wife Miriam, the 
oldest of whom was named for himself, b. about 1600. They also 
had a son named Samuel, b. in 1616. Both were weavers by trade, 
and cultivated little patches of land when not busy at their em- 

The Lincolns lived in a typical cottage of the time, low- 
walled and roof thatched with sod and straw. Upon still even- 
ings the sweet music of the cathedral bell in the nearby town was 
wafted over the lowlands to their listening ears. Their situation 
was not unlike the majority of those who came early to New Eng- 
land. While living peaceful lives amid pastoral scenes, warlike 


rumors were abroad. The talk of friends and the gossip of neigh- 
bors were largely filled with accounts of troubles between courts 
and people; of the death of King James, the accession of King 
Charles, of the assessment of taxes without authority of parlia- 
ment, of certain church restrictions, — all of which the sturdy pop- 
ulation looked upon as usurpations of their rights. Then, mingled 
with stories of these everyday affairs, came tales of imprison- 
ment in the guildhall of Norwich of the more outspoken repre- 
sentatives of the class known as Puritans, and so bitter and op- 
pressive became the enmity of the Royalists that those who could 
began to flee the country. 

Among those who sought refuge in New England was 
Thomas Lincoln, the younger, followed as soon as he became of 
a £ e > by his brother Samuel who sailed on the ship "Dorothy," and 
entered the port of Salem, in 1637. The colonists had little wool 
to weave, so he was forced to abandon his trade and become a 
farmer, joining his brother in Hingham, Mass., where he m. and 
reared a family of seven children. The third of these, Mordecai, 
having a son who emigrated to New Jersey, and was the ancestor 
of President Lincoln. His oldest son, named Thomas for his 
father, was the paternal progenitor of the Lincolns who settled in 
New Hampshire. 

The Lincoln lineage, as early perhaps as it can be traced, 
runs as follows : 

I. "The Man from Lincoln," b. about 1518 ; rem., about 1539, to Nor^ 

wich, Norfolk Co., Eng., situated on the Wensum River, about 
100 miles N. E. from London, an ancient town noted in the 
days of Edward the Confessor. ; 

II. Lincoln, son of "The Man from Lincoln," b. about 1548, and lived 

his days in Norwich. 

III. Thomas, son of "Lincoln," b. in 1575 ; lived in Norwich. 

IV. Samuel, son of Thomas and Miriam Lincoln, b. in 1616 ; came to 

Salem, Mass., as soon as he was of age ; m. and rem. to Hing- 
ham, Mass., where he reared a family of seven children. This 
Samuel had an older brother Thomas, who lived in Hingham 
and who was known as "Thomas the Cooper," to distinguish 
him from others of the same name. He was the ancestor of 
President Lincoln. Thomas had a son Joseph, whose grandson 
David rem. from Abington, Mass., to Bedford, N. H. and from 
thence to Washington about 1802. 


V. Thomas, oldest son of Samuel, b. about 1641. 

VI. Ezekiel, son of Thomas, b. about 1667. 

VII. Elisha, son of Ezekiel and Miriam(?) Lincoln, was b. in Hing- 

ham, October 2, 1692 ; m. January 10, 1721, Melia Whitcomb, 
and lived for a time in their native town, and then rem. to 
Weymouth, Mass., where both d. ; 

VIII. John, 5th child of Elisha and Melia (Whitcomb) Lincoln, was 

b. in Weymouth, July 12, 1732; d. in W. January 9, 1827. 
Eleven children. 

IX. Eobert, oldest s. of John and Lincoln, was b. May 29, 1762 ; 

m. first, Miriam Lincoln, his second cousin, b. in Abington, 
Mass., June 25, 1766 ; they rem. to Bedford, N. H., where they 
res. until 1799, when they came to Hillsborough, to set. in the 
Northeast part of the town on the farm since owned by Levi 
Davis. His wife d. January 19, 1803, and he m. second, Betsy 
Wallace. He d. in June, 1847 ; his wid. d. in January, 1856, 
aged 81 years. 


1. Abigail, b. January 10, 1791 ; d. in H., in 1872, unm. 

2. Nancy, b. May 2, 1793 ; d. in East Washington, November 20, 

1859, unm. 

3. John, b. October 22, 1795. (See) 

4. Joanna, b. June 26, 1817 ; m. first, Jason Marshall ; he d. and 

she m. second, December 30, 1856, Tilly H. Wheeler; res. 
in Londonderry ; he d. November 15, 1880 ; she d. March 
14, 1900. 


1. Albert M. Wheeler, b. January 14, 1859. 

2. William L., b. February 23, 1862. 

3. Jason S., b. April 24, 1864 (?) 

John, s. of Robert and Miriam Lincoln, was b. in Bedford, 
Oct. 22, 1795 ; rem. to H. with his parents in 1799, and spent most 
of his life on the farm where his father settled. He m. Mar. 13, 
1832, Sarah H., dau. of Otis and Hannah (Carr) Howe, b. in 
Washington, April 10, 1810. In 1872 they rem. to East Wash- 
ington, where he d. Sept. 27, 1877; she d. July 5, 1905. 


1. Ellen M., b. May 18, 1833 ; m. April 18, 1852, George F. Sleeper. 

2. Harriet, b. April 8, 1835 ; m. December 9, 1858, Daniel P., s. of Daniel 

N. and Mary (Jones) Lewis, b. in Washington, May 4, 1832; 
res. in Boston ; he d. June 20, 1876 ; she d. June 29, 1891. 


3. Otis Dexter, b. May 15, 1836; m. in October, 1861, Emily, dau. of 

Elijah and Hannah S. (Chapman) Gould, b. in Antrim, July 
21, 1835. He d. in Antrim, March 4, 1862. 

4. Daniel A., b. December 8, 1837. He was a volunteer in the 8th N. 

H. Reg. during the Civil War, and d. at Carrollton, La., Novem- 
ber 29, 1862. 

5. Sarah II., b. August 3, 1839 ; d. September 8, 1841. 

6. Freeman B., b. April 1, 1844 ; served in the Civil War in the First 

Battalion, Heavy Artillery, Mass. Vols. ; res. in East Washing- 
ton ; rem. to Warwick, Mass., in 1907 ; unm. 

7. Son, b. July 16, 1845; d. July 18, 1845. 

8. Emily J., b. October 26, 1847; m. February 17, 1874, Frank D. 

Darrah. He d. March 31, 1879 ; she d. June 20, 1891. No chil- 

9. George W., b. March 24, 1850. (See) 

George W., b. March 24, 1850, in Hillsborough, left the town 
when he was 17 years old, going to Manchester. Here he learned 
the machinist trade, following this occupation for several years 
in Manchester and Lowell, Mass. He then abandoned this and 
entered photography, opening studios in Plymouth and Hillsbor- 
ough, continuing this business from 1.878 to 1886. He then went 
into trade in Bridge Village, conducting a general store in New- 
man's Block, a market in Dodge Block, and a store and market 
in Contoocook Mills' block from 1886 to 1894. 

He had already, in 1890, built the first electric telephone lines 
in Hillsborough and Antrim. April 1, 1908, he became the sole 
owner of the Contoocook Valley Telephone Company. Mr. Lin- 
coln organized Jan. 29, 1909, the Hillsborough Electric Light and 
Power Company, and the following year built the plant. 

Mr. Lincoln m. first, Feb. 8, 1872, Grace Dow of Manches- 
ter; m. second, Dec. 10, 1902, Etta N. Ring, Beverly, Mass. 


1. Daniel C, b. in Lowell, Mass., August 11, 1873 ; d. September 29, 


2. Lewis P., b. in Manchester, September 29, 1876 ; m. Sadie White of 

Centredale, B. I. ; no children. 

3. Grace M., b. in H., September 16, 1879 ; d. June 18, 1888. 



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David, b. May 29, 1762; m. Sally Tilton, b. Jan. 15, 1767; 
came here from Weston, Mass., about 1788, as he was first taxed 
here that year. He located on a farm in the west part of the 
town, which is still owned by descendants. He d. Mar. 22, 1841 ; 
wid. d. July 3, 1853. 


1. David, Jr., b. April 30, 1788 ; m. May 23, 1819, Lydia Preston, of 

Washington, in which town he set., and where he d. March 5, 

2. Sally, b. March 6, 1790; m. May 19, 1811, Dea. James Howe, who 

lived on a farm adjoining her fathers homestead ; she d. 
March 30, 1838. No children. 

3. Tamma, b. February 17, 1794; m. October 12, 1817, Elias Smith. 


4. William, b. March 15, 1797 ; m. in May, 1833, Susan P., dau. of James 

and Catherine (Chamberlain) Faxon, of Washington; res. 
upon the homestead which was divided between him and his 
younger brother Joseph. He d. September 5, 1868. 


1. Catherine, m. in June, 1850, George E. Hoyt. (See) 

2. Charlotte, b. September 14, 1826 ; d. June 13, 1874, unm. 

3. Frank W., b. October 13, 1832 ; d. at Washington, D. C, Decem- 

ber 21, 1861. 

5- Joseph, b. June 18, 1800 ; m. November 22, 1821, Mary Livermore, b. 
July 17, 1799 ; res. on a portion of his father's farm, and built 
a sawmill on the small stream running from White Pond in 
Windsor and Washington, located on road to East Washington. 


1. Sarah B., b. December 15, 1822 ; d. August 22, 1825. 

2. Granderson D., b. November 24, 1825 ; m. February 12, 1847, 

Easter M., dau. of Ebenezer and Ruth (Faulkner) Towne ; 
d. November 22, 1851. 


1. George F., b. March 5, 1848; m. November 24, 1874, Villa 

J. Huntress. 


1. Frank T., b. July 5, 1878. 

2. Scott P., b. May 23, 1880. 

2. Henry J., b. May 1, 1851 ; m. January 12, 1876, Mattie A. 




1. Bertha Elnora, b. November 28, 1876; d. in June, 1877. 

2. Harry Willard, b. January 7, 1879. 

3. Esther Maria, b. August 20, 1881. 

4. Maude Mary, b. October 6, 1882. 

5. Ernest Jackson, b. November 27, 1884. 

6. Albert Edward, b. July 9, 1888. 

3. Marietta, b. February 26, 1828 ; m. in September, 1849, 

James Wilson, (See) 

4. Abram T. J., b. March 4, 1830 ; d. May 6, 1832. 

5. Sarah H., b. December 8, 1833 ; m. January 3, 1858, Henry 

J. Burnham. (See) 


William, was of Scotch-Irish descent; b. in Bedford in 
1732; settled in H. as early as 1776 on "Sulphur Hill" where he 
owned and cleared a large farm. He m. Margaret Gamble, Lon- 
donderry. He d. March 6, 1809 ; she d. July 8, 181 5. The names 
of only three children have descended to us. 


1. Eachel, b. in 17S4 ; m. John Houston. (See) 

2. Anna, b. about 1788 ; m. John Starrett of Francestown. 

3. William, went to New York to live. 


Benjamin, s. of Benjamin and Susannah (Cornhill) Love- 
joy, b. in Andover, Mass., May 2, 1718; m. in 1746, Mary Mer- 
riam; about 1750 he rem. with his father to Amherst, where he 
lived until 1764 coming to H. soon after, near the commencement 
of the second settlement ; was a member of the church at the time 
of its formation in 1769. He signed the "Association Test" in 
1776 and rem. to Westminster, Vt, in 1777- 1778. He died not 
long after his removal. Although we have no record of the death 
of his wife, he appears to have been married two times as there 
is a record of two children born in this town to "Benjamin Love- 
joy and Abigail his wife." 


1. Benjamin, b. November 11, 1770. 

2. Ruhannah, b. October 10, 1773. 



Reuben, s. of Ebenezer and Annie (Rowell) Loveren, b. in 
Deering, Feb. 4, 1817; m. Nov. 28, 1838, Rheny C, dau. of Peter 
and Sarah (Abbott) Codman. He was a lumber dealer and res. 
at Bridge Village during most of his business life. He d. April 
3, 1883 ; wid. d. Sept. 22, 1895. 


1. Mary A., b. July 25, 1839 ; m. James W. Clark. 
?.. Levi L., b. January 2, 1843 ; d. in infancy. 

3. William S., b. August 28, 1844 ; m. April 14, 1864, Ellen B., dau. of 

John and Mary A. Murdough ; res. at Bridge Village ; he d. 
April 11, 1915. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Harry E., b. December 13, 1865 ; ed. in the common and high 
schools of this town ; studied law in the office of Hon. 
Samuel W. Holman ; grad. at the Boston University Law 
School in 1890 ; commenced practice of law same year in 
Manchester in partnership with Judge David Cross ; later 
continued practice alone, where he is a successful lawyer ; 
served as one of the police commissioners from 1895 to 

1898 ; was associate Justice of the Police from 1906 to 

He m. Mary Grace, dau. of John W. and Charlotte A. Cram. 
One dau. 

4. Frank E., b. May 22, 1852 ; m. first, Ellen, dau. of Lawson and Car- 

oline White ; m. second, Alma . One son by each marriage. 

Reuben, s. of Reuben and Abigail (Bartlett) Lovering, was 
b. in Deering; m. Feb. 5, 1850, Martha A., dau. of Thomas and 
Mary Whittle of Deering, Feb. 4, 182 — ; was a daguerrotypist 
and photographer, and very successful in his time; went to Cal- 
ifornia, where he res. several years ; came to Hillsborough in 
1865 ; bought the David Smith farm, and from thence rem. to 
Bridge Village, where he was Postmaster until his decease, when 
Mrs. Lovering was appointed to the office, holding the position 
until the death of her son, May 3, 1884. She d. July 29, 1905. 


I. Eeuben W.. b. in Deering, December 9, 1862 ; ed. in the schools of 
H. and Tilton Academy; fitted for college at Phillips Exeter 
Academy ; entered Harvard class of 1880. The Rev. Harry L. 


Brickett said of him : "In his Freshman year he made the 
University Baseball team a great honor and played with it 
through his course, and was said to be its most brilliant 
player. During- his Junior and Senior years he devoted his 
spare time to tutoring ; but the mental and physical strain of 
college life, and the extra work of tutoring undermined his 
constitution, and he d. May 3, 1884 : an earthly life filled with 
sunshine, rich in friendship, full of promise, cut short in its 

Joseph H., s. of Reuben and Abigail (Bartlett) Lovering, b. 
in Deering, Nov. 6, 1827; m. April 18, 1855, Mary E., dau. of 
Thomas and Mary Whittle, of Deering. He was associated with 
his brother Reuben in the photographic business most of his life, 
both in California and Hillsborough. He d. April 20, 1902. No 


James Lyon, or Lyons according to later spelling, was 
among the first settlers who came to Old Number Seven in 1741. 
Nothing is known of his ancestry, and but little of his descend- 
ants. A few years after leaving Hillsborough he settled in Ac- 
worth, where he d. at the age of 99 years. He was m. and had 


1. William, date of b. unknown; m. Martha McClure, and settled in 

Acworth; their children were: Margaret, d. unm. ; James, d. 
unm.; Mary, d. unm. ; Thomas, who served in the War of 1812 ; 
Betsey, who m. Hesse Wallace ; Patty, d. unm. 

2. Margaret, who m. John McClure. 

3. Molly, who m. Dea. Bobert McClure. 


Hiram G., s. of Clarence and Ella M. (Grimes) McAlpine, 
dau. of John and Maria (Appleton) Grimes, b. June 18, 1879, ed. 
in the schools of H., m. Sept. 7, 1907, Myrtle A., dau. of Herbert 
H. and Lillian A. (Thurlow) Herrick of Maine. His grand- 
parents were George and Betsey (Hardin) McAlpine. 

'. IV. CHILD. 

1. Lloyd Hiram, b. August 16, 1908. 



David, was b. in the north of Ireland, where he m. Rachel 
Strathearn and they had five children. In 1751 they came to New 
England, Boston, Mass., where two children were born. In 1759 
the family moved to Bedford, and he held the office of Constable 
there in 1771. The names of seven of their children were: David, 
Jr., Thomas, John, Molly, Sally, who m. James McAllister, of 
Antrim, Betty and William. Mr. Cochrane, in his History of 
Antrim says : "Some of these lived in Merrimack. Some were 
officers in the 'Training Band and Alarm List' of these two towns. 
Chiefly, however, we have to do with John, who came here. He 
was born in Ireland about 1735. Whom he married or aught of 
his early history we cannot learn. He came here with his family 
in 1775, though he had no doubt been here a summer or two 
previous making preparation. The opening he made was adjoin- 
ing that of his brother-in-law James McAllister, and was the 
place more recently known as the 'Madison Tuttle Farm'. He 
was a linen weaver by trade. He died in 1796, at a good age." 


1. John, Jr., date of b. unknown. (See) 

2. Thomas, date of b. unknown ; frozen to death in 1790. He came to 

Hillsborough in the evening and in returning home lost his 
way and perished. He was probably in the army, as the town 
"Voted that Thomas McClearys Keats be freed." 

3. William, who may have been the oldest child, was the first settler 

on the Lawson White place, and had a large family; was 
frozen to death on the turnpike, December 25, 1811, aged 
about 61 years. No record has been found of his children. 

John, Jr., s. of John, s. of David, date of b. unknown, settled 
on Sulphur Hill after living in Antrim a short time following his 
m. He appears to have married first a woman in Antrim whose 
given name was Rebecca; m. second, April 3, 1777, Rachel Mc- 
Niel, and came to H. to live. Finally he rem. to Vt., where we 
lose trace of him. 


1. Ann, b. December 23, 1774. 

2. David, b. April 14, 1776 : d. in Antrim, in 1850. 

3. Martha, b. April 29, 1779. 


4. Samuel, b. March 20, 1781. 

5. Eachel, b. March 8, 1783. 

6. Jennie, b. March 31, 1785. 

7. Rebecca, b. April 20. 1787. 

8. John, b. May 9, 1789. 

9. Silas, b. July 29, 1792. 

10. Jesse, b. October 6, 1795. 


Alexander, s. of William and Agnes McClintock, m. Janet 
Gamble, Feb. 12, 1760. Their first eight children were b. in Der- 
ryfield, now Manchester, from whence they came to Hillsborough 
previous to 1775, and set. on the George Dascomb farm, removing 
from there to the William Temple place, and afterwards to Wind- 


1. Elizabeth, b. June 26, 1761 ; m. David Morrison of Windsor. 

2. Mary, b. April 4, 1763 ; m. Thomas Stuart, and rem. to Unity. 

3. Martha, b. October 11, 1765 ; m. John Goodell, and lived for a time 

in Windsor: then rem. to Maine, Philadelphia, New York, and 
to Michigan. 

4. Janet, twin of Martha. 

5. Agnes, b. October 20, 1767. 

6. Anna, b. June 12, 1769 ; d. April 16, 1770. 

7. Anna, b. October 20, 1770. 

8. Alexander, b. in 1773. (See) 

9. Lydia, b. June 5, 1778 ; m. Stephen Curtice of Windsor. 

10. Archibald, m. Betsy Temple, res. in Windsor. 

Alexander, s. of Alexander and Janet (Gamble) McClin- 
tock, was b. in Derryfield, in 1773 ; came to H. an infant with his 
parents; m. Anna, dau. of James and Anna (Coolidge) Jones; 
res. in Windsor, serving as selectman, town clerk, and captain of 
the militia. 


1. Belinda, b. in 1801 ; d. January 16, 1875, unm. Became deaf as a 

result of "spotted fever" when she was twelve ; was very cap- 
able and an exemplary woman. 

2. James, b. December 11, 1802. (See) 

3. Luke, b. March 8, 1808. (See) 

4. Seldon, b. in 1809. 


James, s. of Alexander and Anna (Jones) McClintock, was 
b. in Windsor, Dec. n, 1802 ; came to H. when young, and res. on 
the farm later occupied by his son, in the southwest corner of the 
town. He m. October 2, 1828, Louisa, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
(Miller) Gibson; d. Jan. 24, 1855; wid. d. Feb. 23, 1867. 


1. James, b. March 27, 1834 ; m. Anna R., dau. of Zadock P. and Anna 

(Richardson) Wilson, b. July 1, 1836; res. in Manchester. 


1. Annie N., b. September 3, 1863; d. April 21, 1883. 

2. Fannie Isabella, b. October 12. 1873 ; d. December 18, 1884. He 

d. June 22, 1882 ; w. d. July 4, 1880. 

2. Samuel, b. July 11, 1829; d. October 10, 1829. 

3. Martha, b. August 3, 1835; m. Erickson Burnham. (See) 

4. Nancy, b. July 19, 1837; m. Benjamin P. Moore. (See) 

5. Mark, b. January 20, 1839. (See) 

Luke, s. of Alexander and Anna (Jones) McClintock, was 
b. in Windsor, Mar. 8, 1808; succeeded to the homestead of his 
Uncle James Jones on "Bible Hill," where most of his active life 
was spent. He did much public business; was Selectman and 
Town Clerk for eighteen years, and Representative to the State 
Legislature two terms, and was County Commissioner. He m. 
May 12, 1835, Nancy A., dau. of Elijah and Hannah (Bradford) 
Gould, of Antrim, who d. Jan. 10, 1861 and he m,. second, Jan. 1, 
1863, Mrs. Mary A. Carlton, dau. of Willard and Eliza (Fair- 
banks) Everett, who d. Oct. 12, 1876. He d. March 29, 1897. 


1. Ann B., b. April 6, 1836 ; d. April 14, 1855. 

2. Warren, b. October 4, 1837. (See) 

3. Mary, b. August 25, 1839 ; m. Daniel Gregg, of New Boston, where 

she d. March 23, 1875. 

4. Charles, b. December 10, 1841 ; served in Company B, 16th Reg. N. 

H. Vols.; d. at New Orleans, La., July 18, 1863. 

5. Harriet, b. August 18, 1843 ; d. July '4, 1857. 

6. James H., b. November 17, 1845 ; d. November 11, 1871, in London, O. 

7. Abbie S., b. September 14, 1847 ; d. February 25, 1876. 

8. Louise A., b. August 22, 1850 ; d. November 14, 1885. 

9. John C, b. January 18, 1853 ; d. September 16, 1881. 

10. George E., s. of second wife, b. October 8, 1865 ; m. June 14, 1892, 

Jessie E. Noyes, of Rochester, N. Y. 



1. Ruth. b. October 26, 1893 ; d. July 5, 1903. 

2. Doris, b. April 13, 1S99. 

Mark, s. of James and Louisa (Gibson) McClintock, b. Jan. 
20, 1839 ; succeeded to the homestead, which he enlarged by the 
purchase of the "Cunningham farm" adjoining. He m. Oct. 29, 
1867, Maria, dau. of Joshua and Hannah (Fulton) Butnam, b. in 
Bradford, April 12, 1843 ; she d. Feb. 1, 1898; he d. May 27, 1912. 


1. Fred A., b. March 14, 1869 ; m. October 1, 1891, Jessie A. Eastman, 

b. December 2, 1871. 


1. Hazel Marion, b. September 18, 1893. 

2. Mark Eastman, b. December 10, 1897. 

3. James Butnam. b. April 10, 1902. 

4. Roger Gibson, b. December 19, 1907. 

2. Louisa F., b. September 19, 1872; d. January 7, 1886. 

3. Mattie W., b. May 7. 1876 ; d. March 20, 1880. 

Warren, s. of Luke and Nancy Bradford (Gould) McClin- 
tock, was b. Oct. 4, 1837, at H. He prepared himself for college 
at Appleton Academy, New Ipswich, N. H., and entered Dart- 
mouth on Aug. 24, i860. Immediately after graduating he went 
to Waynesville, Ohio, and took charge of the Public Schools, a 
position which he filled with great credit for two years. In 1867 
he accepted the position of Superintendent of Public Schools of 
London, Ohio, which he filled with satisfaction until the time of 
his death. Lung trouble being hereditary in his family he never 
fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia which he had while 
traveling in the East. In the summer of 1871, his brother James, 
who had just graduated from Dartmouth, came to his house a 
consumptive, on his way to Colorado ; but not being able to travel 
further remained at Warren's house until he d. Nov. 11, 1871. 
The care and anxiety for his brother did much toward shortening 
Warren's life. He sank rapidly and passed away on Feb. 29, 
1872, at London, Ohio, where he was temporarily buried. In 1876 
his remains were removed to H. for final interment. He was m. 
Dec. 24, 1868, at Columbus, Ohio, to Miss Augusta Balthis, of 
London, Ohio. 


Theron, s. of Archibald and Betsy (Temple) McClintock, b. 
in Windsor, July 13, 1818; m. Nov. 18, 1847, Sarah Jane, dau. of 
John H. and Sarah S. (Sheed) Clement; set. in Windsor on a 
farm; rem. to H. having purchased the foundry between the 
Bridge and Lower Villages, where he manufactured plows, har- 
rows and machinery. His w. d. July 13, 1883. 


1. Kneeland, b. September 17, 1849 ; engaged with his father in the 

foundry business ; m. in July, 1887, Kate A. Colbath. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Warren Kneeland, b. July 12, 1888 ; d. August 3, 1907. 

2. Ella J., b. November 20, 1851 ; m. George Codman. 

3. John C, b. December 16, 1856 ; d. September 24, 1859. 

4. Walter, b. June 10, 1859 ; d. July 26, 1859. 

5. Delia B., b. September 11, 1860; d. November 3, 1880. 


Robert, s. of Richard McClure, was b. in Ireland in 1718, 
and came to New England when he was nine years old. He was 
one of the first settlers in Hillsborough, in 1741, but on account 
of fear of the Indians abandoned this settlement with his com- 
panions in 1746. Though nearly 60 years old when he enlisted, 
he served with valor in the Revolution. He has been described as 
a stalwart man, who retained his physical vigor almost to his last 
days, though living to be nearly a hundred years of age. He m. 
Martha Rogers, sis. of Lieut. John Rogers. 


1. James, b. in Boston ; served two years in the Revolution ; m. Mary 

Nesmith of Londonderry and set. in Acworth in 1777, where 
their nine children were b., viz. : Mary M., Martha B., James 
N., Sarah, Bobert, John, Thomas, Margaret, Eliza. 

2. Bobert, also a Bevolutionary soldier, m. first, Molly Lyons ; m. sec- 

ond, Martha Anderson, by whom he had five children, Samuel, 
Polly, Jane, Mindwell, Daniel. 

3. Thomas, m. first, Isabel Dickey, and m. second, Eachel Duncan ; 

ten children, the first two by first marriage : Martha, Thomas, 
John, Isabel and Sallie (twins), Hannah, Henry, Polly, Cyrus 
and William. 

4. Peggy, d. unm. 

5. Martha, m. William Lyon. (See). 


6. Mary, in. Dea. James Nesmith of Londonderry. 

7. John, m. Margaret Lyon, who bore him eight children : James,, 

Robert, William, Anna, Esther, Rufus, Betsy, Pattj r . 


James, was born in Northern Ireland in the year 1709. At 
what time he emigrated to New England is not certain, but it was 
only a short time previous to his settlement in Hillsborough, prob- 
ably 1737. He and his brother Alexander were in Litchfield, 
"west side of the river" now in the town of Merrimack, before 
1739. Their surname was spelled in several ways, but most often 
as Calley, Colual and Collwell. It was changed on the records 
to McColley about 1745, and as his name continues on the town 
books it is evident Alexander did not accompany his brother to 

Litchfield records are missing from January 13, 1745, to Sep- 
tember 13, 1749, so we are unable to fix all of the dates. But it 
would appear as if Alexander followed his brother to Hillsbor- 
ough sometime later than 1743, and probably returned before he 
did to Litchfield. He does not seem to have given up entirely his 
interest in Litchfield. A James McCalley, who was probably the 
son of the Hillsborough pioneer paid taxes in Litchfield in 1755. 

James McColley m. before he came to this country, Margaret 
Moore, who was probably of the same family of the Moore's of 
Londonderry and Derryfield, now Manchester. As has been said, 
she was the only woman among the pioneers at Hillsborough for 
nearly a year. Upon the abandonment of their home in valley of 
the Contoocook they returned to Litchfield, where he died May 
4, 1749. The name of widow Margaret McColley appears on the 
tax list on September 13, 1749, but is not given again. Alexander 
removed from Litchfield to Merrimack in 1762, and his farm was 
afterwards the town farm. There is no record of his wife that 
has been found. 


1. Margaret, b. August 30, 1734, probably in Ireland ; m. Thomas Mur- 

dough. (See) His name appears on the tax list of Litchfield 
in 1755. 

2. John, b. September 17, 1735; d. in October, 1738. 

3. James, b. February 10, 1737 ; d. in October, 1738. 


4. 5. James and John, twins, b. February 9, 1738. James m. Mrs. 
Jane (Stark) Stinson, a sister of Gen. John Stark. James 
d. May 14, 1791. John d. in infancy. (See James.) 

6. William, b. April 11, 1740; d. in August, 1755. He was only a year 

old at the time of the journey to Hillsborough, and it seems 
to have been the first death in the new settlement. 

7. John, b. January 18, 1742, the first child in Hillsborough, and be- 

came known as Lieutenant John. (See) 

8. Hugh, b. November 18, 1743. 

9. Alexander, b. January 14, 1745. 

10. Nathaniel, b. November 11, 1748, in Litchfield. He received a com- 

mission as Lieutenant in Capt. Amos Morrill's company, Col. 
Joseph Cilley's regiment, Gen. John Sullivan's command, and 
was killed August 30, 1779, in the Seneca Lake expedition 
against the Indians. Gov. Benjamin Pierce, who fought by 
his side, and loved him as a brother, spoke highly of his 
courage and fidelity to duty. 

Of the ten children of this couple three, John, Hugh and Alex- 
ander, were born in Hillsborough. 

James, Jr., s. of James and Margaret (Moore) McColley, 
known as "Captain James," res. in Derryfield, now Manchester, 
from 1765 to 1777, where he was one of the Committee of Safety 
and served in the Revolutionary War. At the last date he pur- 
chased land of his brother Nathaniel and rem. to H., where he 
lived upon the farm later owned by Thomas Goodale, Esq. He m. 
Mrs. Jane (Stark) Stinson, who had two sons, John and Samuel 
Stinson, by her first husband. Captain James d. May 14, 1791, 
and was buried in the cemetery at the Centre, his grave marked 
by a simple slab. Several incidents in his life are given in Vol. I. 


1. Martha, b. in 1763 ; m. Nathan Mann, of Vermont, where she d. in 

1853. They had five children. 

2. James, 3rd, b. August 2, 1765 ; m. Elizabeth Ayer, of Dunbarton, 

February 12, 1794 ; she d. at H., July 2, 1797, aged 24 years. 

3. Margaret, b. in 1770; m. Samuel Gibson; d. April 1, 1792. 

4. Jane, b. in Derryfield ; d. in Dunbarton, aged about 16 years. 

5. Ann, b. in Derryfield ; d. in H. unm., aged 50 years. 

Lieut. John, s. of James and Margaret (Moore) McColley, 
b. Jan. 18, 1742, has a most interesting history. He was the first 
child b. in Hillsborough, seeing the light of day through the little 


port holes of his father's log hut, the first dwelling of a white built 
within the territory of the town. Very appropriately, as has been 
said elsewhere, he m. Dec. 11, 1/66, the second white child born 
within the territory, beautiful Elizabeth Gibson, b. May 19, 1742, 
in her parents' humble cabin home standing upon the site of the 
Clark house. Col. Hill had encouraged this union by the gift of 
a homestead lot of one hundred acres of land in the west part of 
the new township, where the newly wedded couple moved to make 
their home and enjoy the domestic felicity of sixty years of peace- 
ful married life. 

Lieutenant McColley enlisted when a boy in his teens in the 
service of the King of England, taking part in the French and 
Indian War in some of the most desperate encounters, as scout 
under Rogers, performing one of the most remarkable feats rec- 
orded in the sanguine warfare, when with a single companion he 
undertook the arduous task of conveying a message from General 
Howe at Lake George to General Montgomery at Quebec, making 
the long and arduous journey on foot through a pathless wilder- 
ness across the states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, 
accomplishing the wonderful feat in safety and in less than a 
month, delivering his message and returning to the scene of battle. 
When the War of the American Revolution broke out he was 
again in action, and was with the troops that were called out to 
meet Burgoyne's army. Notwithstanding all of the dangers and 
hardships that he met he came through the wars without a scratch. 
By his correct habits, his benevolent disposition and integrity of 
character he kept through a long life the confidence and esteem of 
his fellow-townsmen. He was one of the first Selectmen chosen 
after the incorporation of the town, a position he held for seven 
years. He was also Town Clerk one year, having been chosen to 
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Enos Town. He d. Dec. 
22, 1834, at the advanced age of 92 years, and rests in an un- 
marked grave at the Centre cemetery. The date of his wife's 
death is not known by the writer. 


1. William, b. April 6, 1767 ; emigrated to New York state about 1812, 

and reared a large family, but nothing further is known of 

2. John, Jr., b. August 13, 1769. (See) 


3. James, b. November 5, 1771 ; m. Hannah Wilkins and set. in Mont 

Vernon, where he kept a toll gate for many years. An in- 
teresting incident is related that one morning a stranger 
passing through the gate refused to pay toll, and was in the 
act of whipping up his horse to drive on, when the young toll 
taker sprang nimbly into the wagon and seizing the traveler's 
hat leaped back to the ground, leaving him to ride on bare- 
headed if he chose to do it rather than pay his toll. He 
quickly concluded he had met more than his match, and 
handed over the small sum demanded, to receive back his hat, 
driving on a slightly poorer and perhaps a slightly wiser man. 
James McColley and his wife had no child of their own, but 
they adopted an infant boy, whom they gave the name of 
James. They d. and were buried in Mont Vernon. 

4. Anna, b. July 10, 1773; m. James Miller. (See) 

5. Martha, b. August 9, 1775 ; d. October 8, 1854, unm. 

6. Margaret, b. April 2, 1778 ; d. in infancy. 

7. Nathaniel, b. March 6, 1780 ; was a soldier in the War of 1812 ; d. 

in Hillsborough in 1833, unm. 

8. Elizabeth, b. April 31, 1782 ; m. William Hastings, of Mont Vernon. 

John, Jr., s. of Lt. John and Elizabeth (Gibson) McColley, 
was b. August 13, 1769; m. Mary Hutchinson. 


1. Polly, b. June 13, 1800. 

2. Patty, b. May 6, 1802; m. Joseph Dickey. (See) 

3. Clark H., b. July 17, 1804; m. Dec. 31, 1835, Caroline Gibson. (See) 

4. Lucy H., b. January 20, 1807. 

5. Jane S., b. September 17, 1808. 

6. John, b. March 6, 1814. 

7. Hiram, b. December 5, 1815. (See) 

Clark H., was b. July 17, 1804, and lived on a farm on the 
east side of Sulphur Hill. His gt. grandmother was the only 
woman in town during the first year of its settlement ; his grand- 
father and grandmother were the first children born in town, and 
on their marriage, received as a gift, the farm on which his father 
and himself were born, only a short distance from the one he 
owned, and on which the greater number of his 80 years of up- 
right life were spent. He m. Dec. 31, 1835, Caroline, dau. of 
William and Rachel Gibson ; was a Representative to the Leg- 
islature in 1854 and 1855 ; w. d. Mar. 27, 1879 J he d. Nov. 7, 1884. 



1. Charles E., b. in September, 1839 ; m. December 28, 1864, Hester M., 

dau. of Benjamin F. and Sabrina S. (Burns) Mcllvain, of An- 
trim. He succeeded to the homestead. He d. April 26, 1889 ; 
wid. d. April 2, 1910. No children. 

2. Emily C, b. April 7, 1842 ; m. September 9, 1863, Henry H. Griffin, 

of Antrim ; lived at Templeton, Mass. ; one child, a dau. v 
Grace E., b. June 12, 1872. 

Capt. Hiram, youngest s. of John and Mary (Hutchinson) 
McColley, b. Dec. 5, 181 5, lived with his sis. Patty after the death 
of her husband, Joseph Dickey, on road from turnpike toward 
Sulphur Hill, acquired his military title from commission in state 
militia. He d. unm., May 14, 1894. He erected a beautiful and 
substantial granite monument in Pine Hill cemetery in memory of 
his grandparents, the two first white persons born in town, and 
who lie in unknown graves in the yard at the Centre. 


Alexander, s. of Ensign John and Margaret (Boyd) Mc- 
Coy, b. in Antrim, July 21, 1786; m. April 2, 1823, Catherine, dau. 
of Capt. Samuel and Margaret (McColley) Gibson, b. Sept. 24, 
1794; d. Sept. 18, 1866. He rem. from Antrim to H., and kept 
a general store at the Upper Village for many years, where he d. 
Sept. 24, 1872, at the home of his wife's nephew, Mark McClin- 
tock. No children. 

Robert, a bro. of Alexander, was a trader with his bro. at 
the Upper Village, and d. there June 19, 1866.- Childless. 


Samuel E., s. of Nathaniel and Betsy (Heath) Murdough, 
b. in Deering, August 18, 1820, was adopted when young by Eben 
McKean, of Deering, and he took that name; m. Sept. 15, 1847, 
Sabrina, dau. of Dr. James S. and Mercy (Preston) Burtt, b. 
Feb. 19, 1822. He res. in H. more than fifty years, an industrious, 
citizen; d. Oct. 25, 1895. 



1. Emma L., b. August 11, 1848 ; m. first, Frederic B., s. of Edward N. 

and Jane A. (Corrigan) Jones; they had one son, Edward N., 
b. March 1, 1866. She m. second, Charles Yorke, of Manchester. 

2. Mary Elsie, b. August 2, 1851 ; m. Albert W. Draper. 

3. Abbie F., b. September 25, 1853 ; m. Horace Muzzey ; she d. April 1, 



Harvey J., b. in 1843, in Weare, s. of Silas and Mary (John- 
son) and grandson of Stephen and Judith (Peaslee) McKdilips. 
Was a soldier in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers ; m. Ella 
V. George of Weare; d. June 16, 1912, in H. 


1. Cora I, b. in 1867. 

2. Helen E., b. in 1870. 

3. Maud H., b. in 1873. 


Daniel, s. of Alexander and Jean McMurphy, b. July 8, 
1 73 1 ; m. Mary Tolford. He was the pioneer in the Second Settle- 
ment, coming here from Cheshire, now Chester, in 1762, with his 
wife, fixing their home on West Hill, since known as Bible Hill. 
He afterwards rem. to Hill and later joined his brother-in-law, 
Joshua Tolford, in Alexandria. Mr. McMurphy was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, doing duty in the battle of Bunker Hill, 
and received a bullet in his right breast, though not aware of the 
fact until the blood was gushing from his boots ! The ball was 
cut from his back, the next day, and as wonderful as it may seem 
he was in the field again as active as ever in less than a month. 


1. William, of whom no record has been found. 

2. Alexander (called "Sanders''), who m. a Mary Palmer, and had 

two children, a s. named Daniel, and a dau. Alexander served 
in both the Eevolutionary War and War of 1812. In 1777 the 
town of Alexandria made him a grant of 50 acres of land. 

3. Isabel. 

4. John T. 

5. David. 

6. Molly, of whom no further records have been found. 

390 history of hillsborough. 


Since writing Vol. I of this History I have run across the 
deed recorded at Exeter, by which Mr. McMurphy disposed of 
his property in Hillsborough. I have not found the name of 
Otterson anywhere in the records of the town, so judge he did 
not come here to live. 

Daniel McMurphy of Hillsborough, Yeoman, to George Otterson 

of Londonderry, Husbandman. 

A certain lot of land lying in Hillsborough so called aforesaid 
being the Lot No. Fifty in the East Eange in the second division, con- 
taining by estimation one hundred acres more or less, bounded South- 
erly by Lot No. Forty nine & Northerly by Lot No. Fifty one. The said 
grantee to do & perform an equal & his proportional part with the 
other settlers in said township as to erecting a meeting house in said 
town, settling a gospel minister, making & repairing bridges & high- 
ways together with all public incident charges for promoting & en- 
couraging the settlement of said township. The grantor reserving the 
privilege of a road through the premises where it shall be most con- 

Dated April 17, 1764. 


James Brown Daniel McMurphy ( [L. S.] 

Jno Shepard, Junr 

Acknowledged April 17, 1764, Before 

Jno Shepard, Junr 
Justice of Peace. 


If not of the nobility the early McNiels were proud and 
defiant, especially wherever their honor was at stake. The first 
records we have of the family are written on the bloody pages of 
Scottish history in the days of civil and religious oppression. 
There is a tradition that the first one of the family to come to 
this country was a refugee from the wrath of an aroused lord, who 
had sworn that he should die for an injury done him. This un- 
fortunate member of the family named Andy, visiting one day a 
friend who lived on a nobleman's estate, was presented with a 
stout young sapling which had grown in a shape so as to make it 
an ideal scythe snath. While returning with this piece of wood 
he was met by the lord of the estate who immediately accused him 

MCNIEL. 39 1 

of stealing it. Of course Andy McNiel denied this and so stoutly 
that the lord flew into a passion, called him a liar and wound the 
long lash of his serviceable whip about the other's limbs and body. 
The hot temper of McNiel was instantly aroused and the accused 
dealt the assailant a blow with his cudgel which felled the other 
at his feet. Upon discovering that his blow had been fatal, Mc- 
Niel did the only thing he could to save his life — fled the coun- 
try, coming to New England, where he became the ancestor of a 
long and widely scattered list of descendants. 

Capt. Daniel, s. of John and Christian McNiel, of Derry- 
field, formerly of Londonderry, and a lineal descendant of Daniel 
McNiel one of the council of the city of Londonderry, Ire., who 
with twenty-one others placarded the resolution on the market 
house which led to the successful defense of the city, came to H. 
the year before its incorporation (1772), and set. on the farm 
afterwards occupied for many years by Dea. Tristam Sawyer. 
On the incorporation of the town he was chosen one of the Select- 
men, holding the office for four years. In 1776 he was appointed 
on the committee to select the most feasible crossing place for a 
bridge over the Contoocook River, and again in 1778 he was 
placed on the committee. He was also active in building the meet- 
ing house and served on various committees. He served in the 
Revolutionary War two or more years. He was drowned in the 
Contoocook River in 1790. 


1. John, b. March 6, 1757. (See) 

2. Daniel, Jr., b. January 28, 1764; m. December 25, 1788, Martha 

Parker. He is supposed to have occupied the homestead of his 
father ; was employed as architect to rebuild the bridge across 
the Contoocook in 1809. The records regarding his family are 
very obscure. 


1. Daniel, 3rd, b. March 24, 1792. 

2. David, b. March 31, 1794. 

Lieut. John, s. of Daniel and Jeanie McNiel, was b. in 
Derryfield, in Mar., 1757, and came to H. with his parents. He 
served in the Revolution, and was in the battle of Bunker Hill, 


in Captain Baldwin's Co., being one to help bear that unfortunate 
officer from the field when he fell mortally wounded. He was 
also at the battle of Bennington. He m. Lucy, eldest dau. of Dea. 
Isaac and Lucy (Perkins) Andrews. (See) He d. Sept. 29, 1836. 


1. Mary, b. July 6, 1779, m. James Wilson. 

2. Solomon. (See) 

3. John. (See) 

4. Lucy, b. in April, 1786 ; d. in infancy. 

Gen. Solomon, s. of Lt. John and Lucy (Andrews) McNiel, 
b. January 15, 1782; m. Feb. 16, 1815, Nancy M., dau. of Benja- 
min and Anna (Kendrick) Pierce, b. Nov. 2, 1792. She was the 
eldest sister of Gen. Franklin Pierce. He was Brigadier-General 
in the N. H. Militia from 1828 to 1832. He kept a general store 
at Lower Village for many years, but finally rem. to his father's 
homestead and became a successful farmer. She d. April 27, 
1837; he d. April 30, 1863. 


1. Ann, b. July 16, 1816 ; m. Hon. Tappan Wentworth, of Lowell, Mass. 

2. Solomon, Jr., b. May 28, 1820 ; went to 111. when a young man, but 

ret. East and d. in Lowell, Mass., in 1902. 

3. John, b. November 6, 1822 ; educated in the common schools and at 

Hancock Literary and Scientific Institute, he studied law and 
practiced for a time in Antrim ; later ret. to H. and res. on his 
father's farm ; was Adjutant of 26th Reg. N. H. Militia three 
years ; represented the town in the State Legislature in 1864- 
1865, and afterwards rem. to Concord, and from thence to 
Winchester, Mass. During President Pierce's administration 
he was inspector in the Boston Custom House, enjoying the 
distinction of being the only relative of the President holding 
an office. At one time he was connected with the Boston & 
Lowell Railroad, and he was for several years agent of Dart- 
mouth College in the care of a large property bequeathed to 
the college by his brother-in-law Hon. Tappan Wentworth. 
Colonel McNiel was a gentleman of social and intelligent dis- 
position, and whatever position of honor and trust he held 
he filled with signal ability and uprightness. He was the 
confidential adviser of ex-President Pierce in his last years. 
He m. Cynthia, dau. of Amos and Sarah (Morse) Sawyer, of 
Methuen, Mass. He d. at Winchester, Mass., April 7, 1885 ; 
wid. d. at Dunbarton, April 19, 1910. 

MCNIEL. 393 


1. Annie, b. in Lowell, Mass., March 14, 1854; was educated in a 

convent in Montreal, Can. ; m. February 26, 1878, Charles 
F. M., s. of John and Caroline J. (Morris) Stark, of Dun- 
barton, where they res. on the old Stark homestead. 


1. John McNiel, b. in Winchester, Mass., in May, 1881 ; is a 
lawyer in Concord. 

2. Franklin P., b. in 1857 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Frances, b. June 22, 1859; m. in 1878, Gen. John M. Corse, of 

Winchester, and for a term of years Postmaster of 

Gen. John, s. of Lieut. John and Lucy (Andrews) McNiel, 
b. Mar. 25, 1784; m. Feb., 1814, Elizabeth A., dau. of Gen. Ben- 
jamin and Lucy (Andrews) Pierce, b. Aug. 9, 1788. "His distin- 
guished military service commencing before actual declaration of 
war by Congress and continuing through a period of eighteen 
years, presents a bright page in the history of that contest, and 
have won for him a name that will be remembered along with the 
Sullivans, Starks and Cilleys of the Granite State. It is a fact 
worthy of notice that the gallant Eleventh Regiment in the battles 
of Chippewa and Niagara or Lundy's Lane should have been 
commanded by a young Major, and that he in the brief space of 
twenty days, should have received two brevets for his distin- 
guished and gallant conduct upon the field of battle. In the dusk 
of the evening, during the last-named engagement, while at the 
head of his regiment, cheering them on to the conflict, he was 
wounded by a cannister shot, which passed through the right 
knee. From the size of the ball the limb was dreadfully shattered 
and nearly carried away. Still he remained long upon the ground 
and did not leave it until fainting with the loss of blood, his situa- 
tion was observed by his soldiers near him, through whose aid 
he was sustained in his saddle and taken from the field." (For the 
military record of this gallant officer see Vol. I, of this work.) 
In April, 1830, he was appointed by President Jackson Supervisor 
of the Port of Boston, which position he held till his death. Gen- 
eral McNiel was a man of striking appearance, being six feet and 
six inches in height, a good prototype of his grandfather, the 


original immigrant, who set. at Amoskeag Falls in Derryfield as 
a guardian of the fisheries there. He d. in Washington, Feb. 23,. 


1. John W. S., b. February 17, 1817, on the Island of Mackinaw; was 

educated at West Point ; commenced the study of law in the 
office of his uncle Hon. Franklin Pierce at Hillsborough. At 
the breaking out of the Seminole War in Fla., he was appointed 
Second Lieut., Second Reg., U. S. Dragoons, June 8, 1836, and 
joined his reg. in Fla. during the winter. (For his army rec- 
ord, see Military History, Vol. 1, of this work.) He d. from 
the effects of a wound received the day previous September 11, 
1837, a young officer of great promise. He was buried at St. 
Augustine, Fla., with the honors of war. 

2. Elizabeth A. P., m. October 3, 1843, Hon. Chandler E. Potter. (See,. 

in Vol. 1) 

3. Benjamin P. 

William, s. of Peter and Mary (Stiles) McNiel, b. in New 
Boston, August 1, 1822; m. March 28, 1850, Sarah, dau. of Aaron 
and Betsy (Cooledge) Barnes; res. in H. between 1850 and 1858, 
when he rem. to Clarence, la., where he engaged in extensive 


1. Scott, b. March 9, 1851. 

2. Kate A., b. January 11, 1855. 

3. Frank P., b. October 14, 1856. 

4. Fred, b. July 1, 1860. 

5. Dora, b. February 26, 1862. 

6. Dana, b. November 4, 1864. 


William J., b. in Boston, Mass., in 1853; m. in 1889, Jo- 
hanna Grace, of Boston. Own and occupy as a summer residence 
the Dea. Joseph Symonds homestead on Bible Hill. 


1. Annie, b. in 1889. 

2. Catherine, twin, b. in 1889. 

3. John, b. in 1892. 

4. Anthony, b. in 1895. 

5. Leonard, b. in 1897. 

6. Walter, b. in 1900. 



Under different forms of spelling this is an old and honor- 
able family in Scottish history, running back as far as the stormy 
period of Sir William Wallace, but the first of whom we have 
any particular record is that of Michael Manahan born in the 
north of Ireland about the time of the beginning of the exodus of 
the Scotch-Irish to New England. He had at least two sons, the 
oldest of whom, John, b. in 1744, was educated for the army, 
which he entered in youth and was sent with a body of troops to 
the newly acquired possession of the English in America. While 
stationed at Quebec with his regiment, he was insulted by a sup- 
erior officer and in his anger struck the latter a blow in the face. 
To escape inevitable punishment he fled to New England with 
twenty-nine others, who were tired of army life. As this was in 
the dead of winter less than half of the unfortunates escaped the 
rigors of the climate. John Manahan was among these, and 
eventually he settled in Londonderry, where he married Mary 
Nesmith, and rem. to Goffstown, in the vicinity of the Taggart 
place and became a trader. Upon the breaking out of the Revolu- 
tionary War he became a soldier and participated in the Battle of 
Bunker Hill. He was with General Arnold in his expedition 
against Quebec, owing to his knowledge of the country being a 
valuable member. He was with General Stark at the Battle of 
Bennington, so he saw his share of service in the American 
cause. About 1780 he rem. to Francestown upon what was known 
as the Parker Bartlett farm, where he had descendants living not 
long since. His wife Mary (Nesmith) Manahan d. Dec. 21, 181 1, 
aged 59 years. He d. May 10, 1818, and their graves may be 
seen in the old Francestown burial ground. 


1. Elsie, m. first, John Seeton, and m. second, John Nahor. 

2. John, m. Ann Scoby, of Londonderry. 

3. Mary, d. in infancy. 

4. Adam, m. Mary Brewster and settled in Greenfield. 

5. James, m. Abigail Dodge. 

6. Margaret, m. Edward Brennan. 


Adam, second son of Michael Manahan, b. in Ireland about 
1760, came to New England at the close of the Revolution in 
search of his brother John, from whom nothing had been heard 
since his desertion from the army. It was not until he had given 
up his search as useless that he met by chance on Long Wharf, 
Boston, Peter Woodbury of Francestown, and incidentally men- 
tioned his name. Upon his return home Mr. Woodbury related 
the fact of having met a man by the name of Adam Manahan, 
when John exclaimed: "It is my brother Adam!" As soon as he 
could John went to Boston, and found his brother whom he had 
not seen since the latter was five years old. It is needless to say 
that the glad tidings were sent to the aged mother in Ireland who 
had waited so long for the good news. Upon the advice of John, 
Adam rem. to Deering, with his wife, a dau. of Deacon Gutterson 
of Methuen, Mass. They were the parents of eleven children: 
John, Richard, William, Joseph, Stephen, Valentine, Thompson, 
Mark, Ruth, Polly and Elvira, who m. Solomon S. Bailey of 
Weare. (See Francestown History.) 

John, oldest child of Adam and Ruth (Gutterson) Manahan, 
was b. at Methuen, Mass., May 1, 1792; m. Lucinda, dau. of Ben- 
jamin Felch, of Weare, b. May 17, 1800. They set. in Sutton 
after their marriage, where they lived until the spring of 1826, 
when they rem. to New London, where he d. in 1862, a respected 
citizen; his wid. d. in Hillsborough, Jan. 16, 1882. 



1. Emily, b. July 2, 1820; m. Dea. John A. V. Smith. (See) 

2. Lucinda, b. February 25, 1822 ; m. Thomas A. B. Young, and d. in 

Sutton, July 10, 1890. 


1. George, who lives in Me. 

2. Walter, who res. in Putnam, Conn. 

3. Mary, b. March 4, 1824 ; d. August 19, 1906, unm. 

4. Valentine, b. November 17, 1825 ; studied medicine with Dr. H. C. 

Bickford, of New London, and others ; graduated from the 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and practised his 
profession in Springfield, Antrim and Enfield, for over half a 
century with great success. He m. October 21, 1851, Abbie E., 



dau. of Eeuben Porter, of Sutton ; she d. January 5, 1856 ; he d. 
October 14, 1907. Dr. Manahan educated in academical and 
collegiate course two girls and one boy, only one of the three 
now living and she is a successful teacher in Bloomfield, N. J. 

5. Abby A., b. April 12, 1828 ; m. Beniah Fitts, of Worcester, Mass.. 

an inventor and mechanic of great skill. She d. October 24, 
1894. Their children were : Homer, Carrie, Ellen, Norman and 
Edson Fitts. 

6. Newton, b. September 19, 1830; m. January 1, 1851, Hepsybeth A. 

Thompson, and res. in New London. He d. May 7, 1884. Chil- 
dren : Helen, Cora and Lottie. 

7. Fannie A., b. January 18, 1835 ; m. T. Newell Turner, of Worcester, 

Mass.: Mr. Turner d. in 1898. 

v. CHILD. 

l Wallace M. Turner, was graduated from Harvard College in 
1891, A. B. ; A. M. conferred in 1896. Is a successful 
teacher in Boston. 

8. William H. (See) 

William Henry, s. of John and Lucinda (Felch) Manahan, 
was b. at New London, Mar. 31, 1840; was educated in the 
common schools and Colby Academy and later a business course 
at Eaton's Commercial College, Worcester, Mass. He m. Mar. 
31, 1862, Fannie Harriet, dau. of Charles C. and Harriet (Farn- 
ham) Chaffin, of Walpole, N. H., and soon after their marriage 
this young couple took up their permanent abode in Hillsborough, 
locating at the Lower Village, where he engaged in lumber and 
milling business, later adding furniture manufacturing at Bridge 
Village in 1871. About this time Mr. Manahan became interested 
in real estate, handling property for others upon a commission, 
appraising same and selling it at public auction. In the latter 
capacity he soon acquired an enviable reputation for his gift of 
language and attractive descriptions. Wherever it was known he 
was to be the auctioner a large crowd was certain to congregate 
and his sales netted good returns, both to him in commissions and 
to the seller. Nor was he confined to a local field of operation for 
he was called into every New England state wherever a large 
deal was on hand, and he frequently went as far as the South 
to conduct a big sale. Mr. E. S. Stearns, in a biographical sketch 
says aptly : "As far back as when he was a boy in school Mr. 
Manahan could "speak a piece" on exercise day with as good 


effect as most of the older pupils, and in later years in conducting 
land and timber sales his oratorical ability and easy command of 
language were considerable factors in the remarkable success 
which attended his efforts in that direction. This quality 
developed with years, and when he was sent to occupy a seat in 
the lower branch of the New Hampshire legislature he soon be- 
came recognized as one of the best public speakers and debaters in 
the house, and won for him many expressions of admiration." 

Never seeking 'political office at the urgent request of party 
supporters, he has acted as Moderator at twelve town meetings, 
and represented the town in the State Legislature in 1885-86, 
making an excellent reputation not only in debating public ques- 
tions but as an advocate of safe, conservative Legislative policy. 
He introduced and championed the bill to prevent double taxation 
of mortgaged real estate and secured its passage in the face of 
stubborn opposition. In 1889 he served as a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention. An evidence of Mr. Manahan's popular- 
ity is shown by the fact that he was the first Republican elected to 
the legislature in a town that had been safely Democratic for one 
hundred and fourteen years. He has been Justice of the Peace 
and Quorum for thirty-five years. 

Referring to Mr. Manahan's reputation as an auctioneer, it 
is probably safe to say that he knew more men, or rather, more 
men knew him by sight than any other man in New Hampshire 
during the most busy period of his career. Among the many, 
many sa l es he made — either alone or with Mr. Baker — were the 
sales of the Lowell Foundry property and the old Manchester 
House in 1887, when one of the largest crowds ever seen in the 
city greeted him, laughing at his numerous witticisms and jokes 
or listening with deep interest when he wanted them to do so. He 
sold beach property along the Ogonquit coast and elsewhere for 
fourteen years. He monopolized the auctioning in Concord for 
thirty years. Handled some of the biggest timber trades in the 
state, a strong point in his favor being his ability to estimate cor- 
rectly on any sized tract. In fact, he was in every state in New 
England, excepting the small territory of Rhode Island. Nor 
were his sales confined to New England, for we see him in New 
York, New Jersey ; ay, we see him traveling 9,000 miles to make 
three sales in Kentucky, and he would have gone farther had he 



not been taken ill and thought it better to return to his home. As 
an auctioneer few have, if any, equaled him, while none have 
excelled him. 

Mr. and Mrs. Manahan celebrated their Golden Wedding 
anniversary March 31, 1912, when a large circle of relatives and 
friends were present to bestow upon this worthy and fortunate 
couple the blessings of that harvest which belongs to lives well 


1. Josephine Emily, b. August 14, 1863 ; became a student at the Con- 

servatory of Music, Worcester, Mass. ; m. November 28, 1894, 
Dana L. Fuller, of Fitchburg, Mass. 

2. Frances Gertrude, b. September 25, 1871 ; grad. of State Normal 

School at Plymouth ; was a teacher in the Grammar School at 
Bridge Village for several years ; is a member of the Old 
South Chapter, D. A. E., Boston. She m. October 10, 1900, 
Charles S. Adams, M. D., of Wollaston. Mass. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Frances Adams, b. March 1. 1904. 

3. William Henry, Jr., b. December 28, 1877 ; ed. in the common and 

High schools of H. and Colby Academy, New London. While 
a student he won an enviable reputation as speaker and 
debater, winning the Demarest silver medal for proficiency in 
elocution. He was graduated from the Illinois College of 
Photography in 1899 and purchased the Photographic Studio 
conducted by Chas. Brockway at the Bridge Village, where 
he has since devoted his attention to that work and with his 
natural artistic ability has acquired an excellent reputation in 
his chosen vocation. In 1904 he was elected Vice-Pres. of the 
Photographers Association of New England. Later he became 
president and has held this office for several years. One of 
his studies of his father has been accepted and hung in the 
Degarre Memorial Inst, at Winona Lake, Ind. He has also 
been awarded several prizes by the Photographers Associa- 
tion of New England and The National Photographers Asso- 
ciation of America for landscape and portrait work and in 1915 
was one of six in New England to have a picture hung in the 
New England Section of the National Salon. He is very much 
interested in anything pertaining to the advancement and bet- 
terment of the town and was one of the organizers and the 
first president of the Hillsborough Board of Trade. A true 
sportsman he has received wide recognition as a writer relat- 


ing to hunting and fishing. "A Morning Sport in New Hamp- 
shire," "A Convenient Swamp," and other articles have been 
published in Field and Stream. Mr. Manahan m. April 9, 1902, 
Ethel, dau. of Fred and Alice (Jones) Brockway, of Hillsbor- 
ough, who is a competent assistant in his studio. 


James, s. of Nathan and Martha (McColley) Mann, b. Mar. 
9, 1787, was said to be the first male child born in Topsham. Vt. ; 
in fact, in the county. He rem. to H., then to Concord, after- 
wards res. in Levant and Dexter, Me., finally returning to this 
town, where he set. on a small place about two and one-half miles 
north of the Centre. He was a shoemaker. Married Dec. 14, 
1814, Mary, dau. of Elijah and Elizabeth (Binney) Fisk, b. Nov. 
26, 1795; he d. April 6, 1868; she d. Aug. 17, 1880. 


1. Mary F., b. in H., February 26, 1816; m. September 29, 1844, Rev. 

Eobert, s. of Robert and Nancy (Thompson) Cole, b. in Levant,. 
Me., June 21, 1815. 


1. Fanny M., b. February 12, 1846. 

2. Addie M., b. March 22, 1848. 

3. Charles R., b. October 6, 1853. 

2. J. Willard, b. in H., December 1, 1820 ; d. in Manchester, March 16, 


3. Hannah, b. in Concord, September 30, 1823 ; d. September 3, 1825. 

4. Adeline E., b. in Levant, Me., April 14, 1830 ; m. first, June 2, 1849, 

Edward, s. of Eben and Martha (Mann) Sargent; he d. 
December 3, 1855. (See) She m. second,, July 2, 1856, Enoch G., 
s. of Elbridge Barker. (See) She m. third, November 3, 1863, 
Thomas McCoy, of Peterborough ; she d. in Henniker, Novem- 
ber 12, 1888. By her last m. she had one child, Lizzie A., b. in 
H., October 6, 1864; m. Elmer A. Blodgett of Newbury; res. 
in Henniker. 

5. B. Frank, b. in Dexter, Me., December 14, 1833 ; he came to H. with 

his parents when a small boy ; rem. to Lowell, Mass., in 1856 ; 
then to Lynn ; m. November 5, 1856, Irene, dau. of Stacy D. 
and Jane (Abbott) Hanson, of Lowell. He served in the Civil 
War ; was taken prisoner by the Confederates at Danville, Va., 
and d. in Andersonville, Ga., in September, 1864. 




Alfred Lathrop, s. of Alfred R. and Ellen R. Sprague 
Mansfield, b. in Keene, N. H., Apr. 25, 1874; educated in Keene, 
bank cashier; lived in Keene twenty years; Boston, Mass., two 
years, and since then in H. He m. in H., June 1, 1898, Mary C, 
dau. of Ruthven and Nettie (Shedd) Childs ; he d. in March, 


1. Marguerite Antoinette, b. in H., April 27, 1899 ; d. April 12, 1901. 

2. Norman Lathrop, b. in H. May 11, 1903. 


This noted family name is represented by two branches or 
divisions one descending from de Marcy of France, the patrony- 
mic appearing in Normandy with Rollo, 912 A. D., and thence 
carried into Great Britain under William the Conqueror in 1068, 
to become common in Cheshire County under the orthography of 
Massey in its Anglicised form. From Cheshire, Eng., a certain 
head of this branch removed to the West Indies, and from there 
to this country about one hundred years ago. He had two sons, 
Daniel Marcy, of Portsmouth, N. H., and Peter Marcy, of New 
Orleans, La. 

The other branch of this family tree represented now by des- 
cendants in Hillsborough can be traced easily to John Marcy, son 
of the High Sheriff of Limerick, Ire., born about 1662, and came 
to New England in early manhood, as we find records of his as- 
sociation with the Apostle Eliot's church at Roxbury, Mass., Mar. 
7, 1685. In April, 1686, with Benjamin Sabin, Jonathan Smithers, 
Henry Bowen, John Frizzell, Mathew Davis, Nathaniel Gary, 
Thomas Bacon, Peter Aspinwall, George Griggs, Benjamin 
Griggs, Ebenezer Morris, John Lord, took possession of the grant 
of Quatosett — Woodstock, Conn., — made by Roxbury in 1663. 
He married before leaving Roxbury, Sarah, dau. of James and 
Sarah (Draper) Hadlock, b. Dec. 16, 1670. He d. in Woodstock, 
Dec. 23, 1724; she d. May 9, 1743. 



John, and Sarah (Hadlock) Marcy had 11 children, the second 
child and oldest s., b. in Woodstock, November 17, 1689 ; ni. January 14, 
1712, Experience Colburn.* 


John, Jr., and Experience (Colburn) Marcy had 8 children, the 
oldest of whom named Israel, date of birth not found, m. Abigail 


Israel and Abigail (Fuller) Marcy had 6 children, the 
youngest of whom, Abraham, m. Ursula Stone. He d. June 23, 
1827, aged 77 years ; she d. April 26, 1850, aged 70 years. 


1. Isaac ; res. in Woodstock, and d. unm. 

2. John A.; m. Sabra Hay ward ; d. October 13, 1864, aged 

79 years. 

3. Joshua. (See) 

4. Prudence, m. Ebenezer Hamblin, of Coventry, Conn. 

5. Charles ; d. unm. 

6. Abraham, Jr., m. Salry Wilbur, Burlington Falls, N. Y. 

7. Chester ; m. Damoras Clark, Woodstock, Conn. 

8. Leonard ; m. Sally Lillie. 

Joshua (Abraham, Israel, John, Jr., John), b. in Woodstock, 
Conn., Nov. io, 1787; m. Patty Smith, b. in Boston, Jan. 4, 1794, 
and came to Hillsborough in 1827, having previously res. in Pep- 
perell, Mass., Peterborough and Wilton, N. H. He bought of 
James P. Baker the land where he built a factory the following 
year, and began the spinning of cotton yarn and the manufacture 
of cotton batting and wadding, later adding that of twine and 
candle wicking. About 1835 ne built the house opposite the grist 
mill. In 1845 he purchased of John Grimes and Alden Walker 
the saw and grist mill on the north side of the river, and the same 
year the mill of Sandy Smith and Silas W. Sawyer. In 1846 built 
the brick grist mill which was considered at that time the best mill 
of the kind in the state. 

While his opportunities for an education were limited to a 
few weeks in school, with his little pocket slate and a level head his 

*See N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., July, 1875. 

MARCY. 403 

accounts were always correct. Doing business largely with bor- 
rowed money, and being heavily in debt, he allowed no small ac- 
counts to accumulate to embarrass him. Energetic and public 
spirited, he was highly respected and his integrity never doubted. 
He was a Whig in politics. 


1. Martha, b. April 24, 1813 ; m. June 6, 1837, Granville Turner, of Mil- 

ford, where she d. August 20, 1882. 


1. Fred, b. September 1, 1845 ; m. Georgia Harwood, of Peterboro ; 

res. in Milford. 

2. Frank, b. July 21, 1847 ; m. Emma , of New Haven, Conn. 

3. Ella, b. February 22, 1852; m. Humphrey Kamsdell; d. March 

15, 1907. 

4. Nellie, b. November 18, 1858 ; m. George Eaton. 

2. Joshua, Jr., b. February 10, 1815. (See) 

3. Isaac S., b. February 23, 1817; m. May 30, 1839, Emily D. Cook; he 

d. August 6, 1871 ; she d. in Nashua, aged 78 years. No chil- 

4. Chester, b. December 17, 1819. (See) 

5. Eliza M., b. October 29, 1820 ; m. January 31, 1848, Salmon Sawyer, 

of Milford, where they res.; he was killed by accident in a 
mill, April 22, 1872 ; she d. March 4, 1905. 


1. Amy Lizzie, b. October 19, 1849; m. George Bryant, and res. 

at Newton Highlands, Mass. ; d. March 13, 1896. 

2. Ned, b. January 18, 1859; d. June 17, 1864. 

6. Harriet, b. May 6, 1823 ; m. Eben Whitcomb ; res. at Centre White 

Creek, N. Y. She d. in Boston, February 6, 1901. 


1. Darwin E., b. April 1, 1848 ; d. September 20, 1892, unm. 

2. Nellie, b. December 11, 1849 ; m. Arthur Cottrell. 


1. Louise, b. November 13, 1877. 

3. Alice, b. May 7, 1852 ; m. April 5, 1884, Clarence F., s. of Philip 

Marcy Stoddard, of Vt. He d. September 20, 1900 ; she d. 
June 29, 1816. 

7. Augusta, b. in Wilton, April 10, 1825 ; d. in Concord, May 6, 1859, 



8. Charles C, b. February 22, 1827 ; educated in the comnion schools 

of H. and Francestown Academy ; assisted in the operation of 
the Marcy Mills until 1864, when he went to Peterborough and 
operated a grist mill there, until 1872, when he went into the 
shoe business at Winchester, Mass., and was later in the same 
business at Winchendon and Athol, Mass. ; ret. to Peterborough 
in 1880, spending the last years of his life as a nurse. He m. 
October 30, 1850, Mary E., dau. of John W. and Achsah (Fair- 
banks) Bean, of Francestown, b. July 27, 1827; he d. April 16, 
1901, at Cambridge, Mass. 


1. Mary E., b. December 26, 1851. 

2. Charles B., b. November 9, 1853 ; d. November 8, 1858. 

3. Elmer P., b. March 12, 1860; d. August 22, 1911. 

9. Horace, b. May 17, 1832. (See) 

Joshua, Jr., b. in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. io, 1815, went with 
his parents when quite young to Wilton and from thence to Peter- 
borough, and when 12 years of age came to Hillsborough, where 
he res. the balance of his life. He was engaged in mill and lumber 
business, at one time manufacturing shovel handles for the Ames 
Company, of Boston, Mass. He m. Nov. 15, 1838, Julia Ann 
Waterman, b. Nov. 28, 1817; he d. May 6, 1870; wid. d. Oct. 4, 

The Rev. Stephen S. Morrill, in his discourse at the funeral 
of Mr. Joshua Marcy, Jr., in the Congregational Church at Bridge 
Village, May 8, 1870, said in part : "It has not been my lot to meet 
many men whom I so heartily respected, and always more the 
better I knew him. His nice sense of honor, his keen discrim- 
inating sense of justice, his clear view of the bearings of a ques- 
tion, and, above all, his honest desire to give every claim due 
weight, ever blew a fresh breath upon one and gave new courage 
and strength to pursue the right or discharge a duty. * * * Mr. 
Marcy came to Hillsborough from Wilton with his father when 
he was 12 years of age. From that time this town has been his 
home, and both its history and its future welfare had great in- 
terest for him. From early manhood he has been not merely an 
inhabitant but a citizen in its fullest sense of the term in whatever 
concerned its prosperity." 





1. Ellen Eliza, b. December 22, 1839; grad. from Mount Holyoke Col- 

lege in 1862. She was an accomplished teacher in the public 
schools. At the time of her death, October 13, 1879, she was 
Principal of the Jersey City Heights school, No. 14. 

2. Caroline, b. October 11, 1843; res. in Hillsborough. 

Chester (Joshua, Abraham, Israel, John, Jr., John), b. in 
Groton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1819; m. Eliza Amy Waterman, b. Jan. 
16, 1820; he d. May 9, 1849, at Fort Independence, Mo., of 
cholera on his way overland to California during the "gold fever." 
(See Goldseekers in Vol. I.) She d. Oct. 6, 1895. 


1. Emma Frances, b. December 15, 1842; ed. in Hillsborough and Mil- 
ford ; concert and church singer, teacher of music both vocal 
and instrumental; also teacher of painting in water colors; 
sent to Boston, Mass., from San Francisco, Cal., in 1872, to 
represent the Contraltos on the Bouquet of Artists at the 
Peace Jubilee in the former city in 1872. The mother of the 
great tragedienne, Charlotte Cushman, was a cousin of Joshua 
Marcy, grandfather of the subject of this sketch. She m. 
Lyman H. Clement, of Post Mills, Vt., and she has res. in Hills- 
borough, Boston, San Francisco, Cal., New York, N. Y., Paris, 
France, and at present time living in H. Mr. Clement res. in 
San Francisco, Cal. 


1. Ethel, b. in San Francisco, Cal., February 9, 1874 ; artist, for- 
merly member of San Francisco Art Assn. ; exhibitor at 
Paris Salon of 1908, where her portrait of her mother was 
hung on the line, a special compliment to an Am. artist ; 
she was a pupil of Fred Yates and Emil Carlsen at the Art 
Student's League of San Francisco ; student of Joseph de 
Camp and Ernes L. Major at Cowles' Art School, Boston ; 
of Kenyon Cox, Douglas Volk and George Barse at the Art 
Student's League, N. Y. ; and of Jules Lefebvre and Tony 
Robert Fleury, at the Julian Academy, Paris ; and of 
George Langee in Picardie. (See "Women in the Fine 
Arts." Clara Erskine Clement.) Supt. of the San Fran- 
cisco Assn., Reading Room and Library for the Blind, 
March, 1912, to November, 1914. Teacher of Drawing 
Miss West's School (Private) San Francisco, 1905-1906, 
and Hillsborough Public Schools 1906-1907 ; contributor to 


2. Clara Imogene, b. Mary 4, 1846 ; musician and botanist; played and 
sang in New Hampshire concerts before marriage, and con- 
tinued teaching several years after marriage. In later years 
took up botanical work, and presented to the Gray Herboriam 
of Harvard University a large collection of botanical speci- 
mens arranged by herself. She m. at Hillsborough, January 
2, 1867, Charles Abbott, s. of Moses and Rebecca Howard 
(Rundlett) Cheney, of Henniker. Res. in H., 1846-1867; Hen- 
niker, 1867-1871; Chelsea, Mass., 1871-1878; Boston, 1878-1911; 
she d. in Boston, February 18, 1911. 


1. Amy Marcy, b. September 5, 1S67, in Henniker. She ex- 
hibited unusual musical talent when a child of three 
years, and she was placed under the tuition of eminent 
teachers until she has become America's foremost woman 
composer-pianist. This fact has been proven by the public 
and musical critics of America and Europe, all of whom 
have united in declaring her genius as a composer, her art 
as a pianist. Her recognition was first won by her songs, 
the great critic of the Chicago Herald, Felix Borowski 
exclaiming : "There is not another woman in America 
whose skill in handling the higher forms of composition is 
as fine as hers." 

She has played her Concerto with the Berlin Philhar- 
monic, Hamburg Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago 
Symphony, San Francisco and Los Angeles Festival Or- 
chestras and others ; she has given recitals of her own 
compositions in the principal cities of Europe and Amer- 
ica, until such honors have been bestowed upon her as is 
seldom received by an American musician at home or 
abroad. It has been well said that her career has been a 
series of triumphs for her art and personality. Yet she is 
a simple, unaffected, wholesome American woman, quite 
unspoiled by all the praise that has been heaped upon 
her, and with a wonderful personal charm that enthralls 
all who know her. 

She m. H. H. A. Beach, M. D., a noted California phy- 
sician, who was stricken in the midst of his good work, 
and Mrs. Beach makes her home in Hillsborough, where 
she is loved and respected. 

Horace, s. of Joshua and Patty (Smith) Marcy, b. May 17, 
1832; m. Jan. 28, 1858, Catherine A., dau. of Cyrus and Margaret 
(Miller) Sargent, b. April 11, 1834. He purchased the general 


store of Cyrus Sargent, at Bridge Village, and changed it to a 
grocery and drug store, where he carried on a successful business. 
He d. June 12, 1883. 


1. Willis S., b. November 21, 1858 ; m. December 7, 1885, Helen Louise, 

dau. of Dustin and Louise (Hall) Barrett, of Antrim. She d. 
March 4, 1907. 


1. Kate Agnes, b. January 15, 1887 ; d. in August, 1904. 

2. Philip Barrett, b. April 4, 1888. 

3. Helen Marjorie, b. March 3. 1890 ; d. March 25, 1904. 

4. Theodore Stuart, b. September 26, 1896 ; d. June 30, 1898. 

2. Angie I., b. March 4, 1861. 

3. Ernest Hale, b. June 21, 1869 ; m. first, November 18, 1891, Flora May 

Critchett, of Concord; div. and m. second, January 5, 1914, 
Elizabeth May Brigden, of Hoathly, Sussex, Eng. 


1. Catherine Camille, b. January 10, 1894. 

2. Gloria Kate, b. February 28, 1915, at Fitchburg, Mass. 


Silas, s. of Joseph and Susanna (Walker) Marshall, was b. 
in Weare, Aug. 15, 1780. He m. first, Catherine, dau. of William 
and Betsy (Miller) Houston, of Antrim, April 29, 1806. She was 
the mother of his six oldest children, and d. April 27, 1819 ; he m. 
second, Abigail, dau. of Zachariah and Abigail (Hildreth) Rob- 
bins. Mr. M. was a carpenter by trade, and res. at the Lower 
Village, where he was Postmaster several years ; also Deputy 
Sheriff of Hillsborough County. He d. Dec. 30, 1868; his second 
w. d. Feb. 26, 1864. 


1. Gustine, b. May 15, 1807 ; m. Emily Heald ; d. at Concord, December 

30, 1868. 

2. Caroline S. W., b. April 2, 1809 ; m. Calvin Stanley ; d. at Dixfield, 

Me.. January 11, 1864. 

3. Catherine C. M., twin of Caroline ; m. George Tuttle ; d. at Nashua, 

July 28, 1859. 

4. Sarah F., b. October 19, 1813; d. September 3, 1814. 


5. Louisa M., b. February 25, 1816; m. Levi B. Tyng ; d. at Lowell, 

Mass., March 7, 1883. 

6. Emily A., b. October 27, 1818; m. Alvin Barnard; res. in Minne- 

apolis, Minn. 

7. Asaph R., b. June 1, 1823. (See) 

8. Sarah C, b. February 1, 1825 ; d. unm, October 15, 1853, at Clinton, 


Asaph R., s. of Silas and Abigail (Robbins) Marshall, was 
b. in H., June i, 1823 ; was ed. in the common schools and academy 
of his native village; went to Nashua upon attaining his majority, 
where he res. ten years ; from thence he rem. to Clinton, Mass., 
but rem. to Worcester in 1865, where he lived until his death, 
Jan. ^o, 1884. He was a merchant, honorable in his business 
transactions. He received many civic honors ; was a member of 
the Board of Visitors from Mass. to the Ojibway Indians under 
President Grant's administration from 1868 to 1871 ; Justice of 
the Peace, member of the Board of Assessors of Worcester from 
1879 to 1883; member of the School Board from 1880 to 1883; 
special agent in the department of Manufactures U. S. Census, 
1880; Representative to the State Legislature, being Chairman on 
the Committee on Manufactures in 1881 and 1882; he was a 
member of the Old South Church of Worcester, of which he was 
chosen Deacon a short time before his death. He m. Jan. 17, i860, 
Emma B., dau. of Jacob and Betsy (Blodgett) Parkhurst, of, 
Groton, Mass., who survived him. No children. 


Samuel K., b. in Alexandria, Mar. 23, 181 1 ; m. about 1839, 
Julia Ann, dau, of Nathaniel and Rachel (Andrews) Coolidge, b. 
Dec. 3, 181 1. Res. in Boscawen, Wilmot, N. H., Norwich, Vt., and 
Revere, Mass., from 1840 to 1861, when he came to H. 


1. Henry E., b. February 16, 1840, in Boscawen; s. of Samuel K. and 
Julia A. (Coolidge) Martin; m. first, May 8, 1866, in Eochester, 
Vt., Betsy C, dau. of George Hubbard; she d. September 15, 
1875 ; he m. second, July 11, 1905, Mrs. Frances E. Webber, of 
Boston. He lived in Boscawen, Wilmot, N. H., Norwich and 

MARTIN. 409 

Eutland, Vt., and Revere, Mass., coming to H. in 1861 where he 
resided until his death. He served in the Civil War Company 
B, Sixteenth Keg-., N. H. Vols. 


1. Anna M., b. May 6, 1868 ; m. Lyman Willey ; he d. April 18, 

1916 ; no children. 

2. George H., b. October 30, 1870 ; m. Margaret Mclnnis of Bay 


3. Ida Belle, b. August 3, 1873 ; m. George Mullen. 

4. Charles R., b. June 5, 1875 ; d. September 10, 1875. 


1. Dorris. 

2. Howard. 

3. Helen, res. in Los Angeles ; m. second, Addison Merrill, of 

San Francisco. 

2. Julia Ann, b. in Wilmot, April 7, 1842 ; m. Orrin Stocker ; d. in 1910. 

3. Almira, b. January 9, 1851, in Norwich, Vt., m. William M. Sargent. 

4. Franklin P., b. in Norwich, Vt., October 24, 1852; res. in Revere, 

Mass., five years, and since lived in H. He m. in December, 
1889, Elizabeth Alfors from Alinas, Sweden. No children. 

Francis B., m. Betsey (Hadley) Martin. 


1. Richard H., b. in Goffstown, in December, 1825 ; m. Betsey Hadley, 
b. in April, 1825 ; res. in Goffstown and Weare. 


1. Sarah E., b. June 3, 1861; m. J. S. W. Preston, of Waverly, 


2. Leonard F., b. March 7, 1853, in Goffstown; m. in Weare, March 

20, 1878, Anna J., dau. of William and Sarah (McQuestion) 
McNiel, of Deering, b. December 27, 1855 ; at this time he 
was living in Riverdale, Weare and she in Deering ; he res. 
in Goffstown, 1853-1859 ; in Weare, 1859-1878 ; came to H. 
in 1878. 


1. Grace Anna, b. October 13, 1882; m. September 3, 1902, 
Charles O. Card. 



1. Beatrice M., b. May 17, 1903. 

2. Leonard H., b. February 15, 1905. 

3. Oscar F., b. July 6, 1906, in Derry. 

4. Kobert M., b. September 13. 1908. 

5. Donald F., b. September 17, 1910, in Southville, Mass. 

6. C. Norman, b. January 13. 1915, in Gardner, Mass. 

2. Fred Joshua, b. November 7, 1883 ; m. Achsah Sargent of 
West Hopkinton, N. H. 


1. Walter L., b. September 26, 1906. 

2. 3. Twins, b. August 14, 1907. 

4. 5. Twins, Harold M. and Henry G., b. October 1, 1908. 
6. Dorothy A., b. April 20', 1912. 

3. Letitia O., b. August 16, 1855 ; m. George F. Melvin, of Weare. 


1. Mamie L., b. June 20, 1881. 

4. Joshua F., b. July 6, 1857 ; m. Jennie Ordway, of Manchester. 


1. Giles Ordway, b. October 19, 1894. 

2. Richard Hadley, b. October 3, 1896. 

3. Philip, b. in 1899. 

5. Willie E., b. August 31, 1859; d. February 7, 1884, in Weare. 

6. Francis B., b. July 16, 1862; m. Angie Barrett; he d. in 1898. 

7. George H., b. October 5, 1864 ; m. Mary L. Goodale in Goffstowm 

rv. CHILD. 
1. Franklin Goodale, b. February 26, 1901. 

8. Charles B., b. September 15, 1869; m. Cora Poore, Manchester. 


1. Bernice E., b. June 6, 1894 ; m. in 1913. 

2. Andrew Anderson. 


Herman W., s. of Joseph H. and Adeline (Adams) 
Mathews, was b. in Henniker, Oct. 5, 1866; m. in Antrim, Nov. 
25, 1891, Olive P., dau. of Walter and Susan D (Turtle) Buch- 
anan, b. in Newbury, Vt, May 15, 1870. 



1. Elton E., b. March 1, 1895, in Henniker. 

2. Vera E., b. September 12, 1900, in Peterborough. 

3. Fred H., b. April 28, 1903, in Ludlow, Mass. 

4. Merlin D.. b. September 26, 1907, in Palmer, Mass. 


The early history of the Merrill family has been traced to 
Norman-French origin, believed to have been among the Pro- 
testant Huguenots, and said to be connected with William the 
Conqueror. A number of Protestant leaders are mentioned in 
French history by the name of Merle, among those of more recent 
date being Merle De Beigue. Merle was the family name of the 
historian. His grandfather married a De Beigue, and accepted 
his wife's name as a part of his own. The patronymic gradually 
changed its form of spelling from Merle to Merel, Merell, Merrel, 
Merrell to its modern form of Merrill. 

Just when the early representatives of the family went to Eng- 
land from France is not certain, nor is it known in what part of 
Great Britain they lived, but in later years most of the Merrills 
have been found in Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire, while 
the name is quite common in London. Several of that name are 
buried in Westminster Abbey, showing that they belonged to a 
prominent and influential family. 

Two brothers, John and Nathaniel Merrill, came from England 
in 1634, to Ipswich, Mass., later moving to Newbury, where they 
took up their permanent abode. John, the elder, married and had 
a daughter, but no sons. 

Nathaniel, b. in England and settling in Newbury, Mass., in 
1634, married, about the time he came to New England, Susanna 
Jordon, and it is claimed that all of the Merrills in the United 
States have descended from this couple. The direct line of the 
Hillsborough branch is (I) Nathaniel, Sen., (II) Nathaniel, Jr., 
(Ill) John, (IV) Nathaniel, (V) Daniel, (VI) Samuel, (VII) 
Daniel. -< 

The last named Daniel was b. July i, 1780; m. in 1804, 
Abigail Colburn, of Hollis, and came to H. in 1805. He bought 
a farm of Josiah Clark, in the east part of the town known at that 


time as the Huntington land. About 1830 he built a substantial 
brick house, making the brick on the farm ; he also built two large 
barns and outbuildings all of which are now standing and in good 
repair. The shingles used on the house were not replaced with 
new ones for over sixty years. He built a saw mill on the place, 
which was patronized by the farmers in the vicinity till about 
1880. His wife d. Oct. 24, 1844; he d. Jan. 10, 1852, and was 
buried in the family lot on the farm, but his remains and those of 
his wife were removed to Maple Avenue Cemetery in the west 
part of the town in 1907. He was of Revolutionary stock, his 
father and grandfather serving under Stark at Bennington and 
Ticonderoga, and afterwards doing duty in Rhode Island. Other 
branches of the Merrill family served in the Revolution. 

The paternal ancestry of Abigail Colburn, wife of Daniel Mer- 
rill is as follows : 

,1. Edward, b. in England, in 1635, and settled in Ipswich, Mass., 
about — — 

II. Eobert, b. in Ipswich, and d. in Concord, in 1701. 

III. William, b. in Concord and settled in Hollis, N. H. 

IV. Lieut. Robert, b. in 1717, and d. in 1783, in Hollis. 

V. Nathan, b. in Hollis, in 1752; m. Jan. 28, 1779, Abigail Shattuck, 

mother of the subject of this sketch. 


1. Daniel, Jr., b. January 3, 1805; d. February 11, 1805. 

2. Daniel, Jr., b. April 10, 1806; m. Mary Estey; d. in 111., in 1839. 

3. Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1808; m. Joseph Parmeley, and res. at Delhi, 

N. Y. 

4. Calvin L., b. October 4, 1810 ; m. Eliza Shepherd ; d. at Sydney, N. 

Y., in 1880. 
i5. Erastus A., b. October 14, 1812; m. November 24, 1826, Sarah T. 
Joyce, of Marshfield, Mass. ; res. at Lynn, Mass. ; d. February 7, 
1888. He res. in Franklin, N. Y., and Marshfield, Mass. Kept 
hardware and grocery store most of his life. 


1. Martin, b. January 22, 1836; d. August 5, 1850, in Marshfield, 


2. Sarah, b. in Marshfield, April 28, 1838 ; m. April 3, 1859 ; d. in 

March, 1899. 




3. Mary, b. in Franklin, N. Y., August 5, 1844; m. February 2, 

6. Alvab, b. March 3, 1815. (See) 

7. Rachel C, b. May 1, 1818 ; m. Caleb S. Rogers ; d. at Concord, Octo- 

ber 10, 1854. 

8. Abigail, b. July 22, 1820; m. George D. Wood. (See) 

9. William, b. February 18, 1823. (See) 

10. Luke, b. April 17, 1826. (See) 

Alvah, s. of Daniel Merrill, m. Caroline, b. Mar. 7, 1815, 
dau. of Alexander and Rebecca (Wilkins) Gregg, Oct. 15, 1840, 
and set. on the farm adjoining his father's towards Henniker, 
which he sold to his brother-in-law, George D. Wood, in 1873, and 
moved to the Bridge Village. He was Lieutenant, promoted to 
Captain, of the State Militia from 1845 t0 J 849- He d. April 20, 
1905 ; wife d. April 14, 1908. 


1. George F., b. June 9, 1842 ; enlisted as private in Co. D., 11th Eegt., 

N. H.v Vols., in the Civil War ; promoted to Corporal ; killed 
before Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, a good and brave soldier. 

2. Emma A., b. November 7, 1846 ; m. November 28, 1867, John H. 

Locke ; d. December 25, 1921. 

William, 6th s. of Daniel (Samuel, Daniel, Nathaniel, John, 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel), was b. in H., Feb. 18, 1823, and m. Dec. 
31, 1846, Mary C. Clark. He bought his father's farm the same 
year, and adding to it adjoining lots of land, from time to time, 
lived upon the place until his death, Jan. 7, 1905. He was a 
prosperous farmer, doing quite an extensive wood and lumber 
business in his younger days. He was a member of the original 
Hillsborough Cornet Band, "the first organization of the kind to 
be incorporated in the state" ; served two terms in the State Leg- 
islature, 1862-1863, and was Selectman several years. Mrs. Mer- 
rill d. Sept. 2, 1883, and they both rest in Maple Avenue Cemetery. 


1. Charles A., b. December 21, 1847 ; d. March 1, 1869. 

2. Henry D., b. November 14, 1849 ; d. October 29, 1863. 

3. Daniel C, b. January 1, 1851; m. November 29, 1877, Hattie M. 

Severance; d. November 25, 1917. 



1. H. Estella, b. May 11, 1880. 

2. William E., b. April 22, 1888. 

3. George H., b. June 2, 1890. 

4. Frank E., b. February 17, 1854. (See) 

5. Ella V., b. March 23, 1856 ; d. October 2, 1863. 

6. Flora E., b. February 8, 1859 ; m. Salisbury Bickford, Bethlehem, 

Vt., May 1, 1883. 


1. Florence M., b. September 28, 1884. 

2. Mary J., b. April 29, 1887. 

3. Howard G., b. August 12, 1889. 

7. Hattie E., b. February 10, 1861 ; m. June 24, 18—, Charles W. Gil- 

christ, of Somerville, Mass. 

Luke, s. of Daniel and Abigail (Colburn) Merrill, was 
b. April 17, 1826; went to Boston, Mass., when 20 years of age, 
where he remained four years, going then to California during th^ 
gold excitement of '49, remaining there three years, when he ret. 
to H., and m. June 14, 1855, Pamelia A., dau. of Joel and Sally 
(Dascomb) Wood, b. Aug. 26, 1825, in Henniker, settling near the 
homestead of his father. He was Selectman two years. 


1. Etta M„ b. December 31, 1856 ; m. Willie H. Dowlin. 

2. Ida F., b. February 10, 1859; m. Dana A. Powers; d. July 6, 1914. 

3. George W., b. September 25, 1865 ; m. November 22, 1903, Josephine 

M., dau. of H. A. P. and Melissa M. (Davis) Lewis. 


1. Dorothy M., b. June 27, 1908. 

2. Bernice A., b. January 22, 1912. 

3. Evelyn M., b. June 16, 1914. 

Frank E., s. of William and Mary C. (Clark) Merrill, was 
b. Feb. 17, 1854, and lived on the home farm until he became of 
age when he settled at Bridge Village forming a partnership in 
the grocery business with Henry C. Morrill under the firm name 
of Morrill and Merrill, and bought out the old Benjamin Dutton 
store at the junction of Henniker and Depot streets. In 1878 they 
moved to the new and large store in Odd Fellows block, where 



Mr. Merrill continued in business until 1918, having bought out 
his partner in 1898. He was Town Clerk from 1878 to 1886; 
Precinct Clerk for twenty-three years ; leader and director of 
Hillsborough Cornet Band for twenty-eight years ; manager and 
director of Merrill's Orchestra (See) ; director of the M. E. 
Church choir for twenty-three years ; was one of the charter mem- 
bers of the Eagle Hose Company. Mr. Merrill m. June 24, 1875, 
Belle E., dau. of Henry C. and Mary M. (Smiley) Morrill, b. 
Mar. 12, i860. 


David, s. of William and Phoebe (Curtis) Millen who were 
born July 4, 1789, and May 26, 1789, respectively, was b. Dec. 16. 
1819, in Walden, Vermont, Caledonia County. David came to H, 
about 1847 w i tn his parents who later died in Deering. He had 
five sisters and three brothers ; m. first, Aug. 27, 1850, Elizabeth 
Farley, b. April 8, 1827, in Hollis, dau. of Abel and Elizabeth 
Farley, who d. in 1872. After marriage he res. in a house which 
he built one mile toward East Washington from Hillsborough 
Center. He m. second, Mrs. Sarah (Atkins) Hubbard; he d. 
June 14, 1912. 


1. Lizzie Jane, b. September 10, 1860; in. first, January 1, 1878, Frank 
Eipley, who d. April 12, 1878; in. second, December 23, 1882, 
Benjamin K. Putney, who d. November 16, 1888 ; m. third, 
December 26, 1894, Elijah Kendall West, who was b. in Brad- 
ford, August 2, 1870, s. of Emma West. 


1. Oliver EL, b. November 10, 1884, in Henniker ; m. Alice Lillian 

Bailey, September 30, 1916 ; d. October 12, 1918. 

2. Edward Herbert, b. September 23, 1886, in Henniker ; d. June 

10, 1887. 

3. Maude E., b. May 5, 1888, in Henniker ; d. February 16, 1901. 


1. Frank Elijah West, b. August 13, 1895, in H. ; m. Nancy M. 

Weston of Hancock, dau. of James and Emma (Coolidge) 
Weston, b. June 1, 1893. 

2. Charles Henry, b. February 3, 1868 ; d. December 6, 1902. 



James, b. in Goffstown( ?), June 14, 1768, was first taxed in 
H., in 1790, and it is claimed owned a large tract of land south 
of the Lower Village. He m. Aug. 25, 1795, Ann, dau. of Lt. 
John and Elizabeth (Gibson) McColley, and lived in the last 
house in town upon the turnpike towards Antrim. He d. April 
21, 1827; wid. d. April 5, 1852. 


1. Hannah, b. December 6, 1796 ; d. November 17, 1888, unm. 

2. Margaret, b. February 20, 1798; m. in June, 1817, Cyrus Sargent. 


3. Nancy, b. June 21, 1800 ; m. Silas Gibson, of Nashua ; d. January 

18, 1883. 

4. Martha, b. June 29, 1802 ; m. Isaac Parker, of Lexington, Mass. ; d. 

March 15, 1897, the mother of eight children. 

5. Mariah, b. March 7, 1804; m. Artemus Sheldon, of New Ipswich; d. 

in Boston, Mass., January 2, 1891. 
G. Eliza, b. January 27, 1806; m. Parker Will, Waltham, Mass., d. in 
Lowell, Mass., in June, 1890. 

7. Janie, b. October 16, 1808; m. John Coburn, of Lowell; d. in Oc- 

tober, 1894. 

8. Catherine, b. February 16, 1810 ; d. March 21, 1845, unm. 

9. James G., b. March 19, 1814; d. September 16, 1845, unm. 

10. Mary G., b. April 14, 1816 ; d. at Lowell, November 1, 1847, unm. 

Seldon M., s. of William and Lettie (Curtice) Miller, b. in 
Windsor, d. at Londonderry, Jan. 26, 1885, aged 68 years, 11 mos., 
and 22 days. He lived in the northwest section of H. most of his 
life. Found no record of children. 


The ancestor of this family in America was George Minott, 
b. in England, Aug. 4, 1594, and was among the first Pilgrim 
immigrants to Massachusetts, was one of the first settlers of Dor- 
chester, where he d. Dec. 24, 1671. He had a s. James, b. Dec. 
31, 1628; d. in Mar., 1678; James, Jr., was b. April 2, 1659, d. 
Feb. 9, 1686. His s. Jonathan lived in Chelmsford, Mass., in that 
part which became Westford upon the readjustment of the town. 
His s. Jonathan, Jr., m. Esther Proctor, and lived in Westford. 
He d. in 1806. 

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1. Esther, b. May 23, 1747 ; m. Samuel Wright. 

2. Jonathan, 3rd, b. August 23, 1749 ; grad. at Harvard College ; was 

a lawyer, and set. in Castine, Me., the town of Minot, Me., now 
bearing his name ; he m. Hannah Eastman. 

3. Joseph, b. January 13, 1751 ; was killed at Battle of Bunker Hill. 

4. Olive, b. January 13, 1753 ; m. William Reed. 

5. Elizabeth, b. January 13, 1755 ; m. Daniel (or David) Foster, of 

Winchendon, Mass. 

6. John M., b. in 1756 ; rem. to Castine, Me. ; was Deputy Sheriff. 

7. Jesse, b. November 5, 1757; m. Betsy Adams. 

8. Mary, b. in 1759 ; m. James Knight. 

9. Joanna, b. in 1762. 

10. Martha, b. in 1764; m. Benjamin Clark. 

11. Joash, b. in 1769. (See) 

Joash, aged 24 years, 9 mos., m. Sarah Hildreth, aged 20 
years, 6 mos., of Westford, Mass., April 7, 1794. He came to H. 
in 1796 and bought a farm of John Shedd, in recent years known 
as the "Richardson Farm". It was then a dense forest, and he 
lived a time in a house near Levi G. Jones until he could build a 
shelter upon his own land, doing his first cooking beside a large 
rock near where the old house stood a few years since. When 
he had constructed a comfortable shelter, his wife joined him. 
He was a firm Orthodox, and Free Mason, officiating as Chaplain 
at meetings of the Order. He d. Dec. 28, 1848; she d. Aug. 8, 


1. Sally, b. February 22, 1796, in Westford; m. January 7, 1816, 

Stephen Richardson. (See) 

2. Lucinda, b. October 9, 1798; m. first, November 11, 1824, Hosea 

Wright, Westford, Mass. They had two children, Mr. Wright 
dying in 1827, she m. second, in 1854, William Corner, of 
Marietta O. ; she d. September 30, 1879. 

3. John Sullivan, b. January 23, 1801; m. December 25, 1828, Sarah, 

dau. of Solomon and Hannah (Fife) Moore; he d. June 21, 
1832. They had a s. John Sullivan, Jr., who d. December 30, 
1834, aged 2 years, 6 months. 

4. Cynthia, b. July 18, 1804; m. August 22, 1837, William Barker; set. 

in Elk township, Vinton Co., O. Several children. 

5. Stephen, b. January 28, 1807 ; d. May 30, 1811. 

6. Stephen Gates, b. April 3, 1812 ; d. May 9, 1815. 


7. Elizabeth, b. January 26, 1815 ; m. February 21, 1837, Joshua D., s. 

of Dr. Joshua (See in Vol. 1) and Sarah (Giddings) Grain or 
Crane, b. in H., October 30, 1809; settled in Washington in 
1839, first two years of their married life having been spent in 
Unity. He was a respected citizen ; he d. August 4, 1870 ; wid. 
d. April 5, 1884. 


1. Sylvanus O., b. May 2, 1840; d. February 16, 1841. 

2. Sarah Eglantine, b. June 20, 1842 ; m. September 26, 1871, John 

L. Safford, of Washington; she d. November 24, 1913. 


1. Mary E., b. June 24, 1873; d. January 27, 1884. 

2. Carroll D., b. August 4, 1875; m. Bertha Elder, of Denver, 

Colo., grad. of Denver University ; Principal of High 
school at Hiss, Colo. 

3. Euth E., b. November 16, 1881 ; m. April 8, 190S, Charles H. 

Twiss ; res. at Washington. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, b. November 16, 1910; d. April 9, 1911. 

2. Aaida Eglantine, b. May 13, 1912. 

4. John Minot, b. May 12, 1887 ; grad. of Tilton Seminary ; is 

a teacher ; m. in September, 1914, Ruth Gee. 

x. CHILD. 
1. Malcolm, b. November 3, 1915. 

8. Joash, Jr., b. March 7, 1819 ; d. July 2, 1832. 

9. Horace C, b. May 17, 1832 ; m. February 28, 1858, Catherine, dau. of 

Cyrus and Margaret (Miller) Sargent; he d. June 12, 1893. 


1. Willis S., b. November 21, 1858 ; m. Helen L., b. September 4, 
1864, dau. of Dustin and Louisa (Hall) Barret. 


1. Kate Agnes, b. January 15, 1887. 

2. Philip Barrett, b. April 4, 1888. 


James, Jr., s. of James and Isabella (Mitchell) Mitchell, b. 
in Manchester, July 25, 1815; m. first, Rebecca Spaulding, b. June 
27, 1825, dau. of Jonas and Rachel (Dickey) Harvey; she d. Feb. 


16, 1861 ; m. second, Sarah A., dau. of Joseph and Jane (Dickey) 
Wilder, of H.; she d. at Manchester, in 1889; he d. Dec. 4, 1891. 


1. Edward I. ; res. in Dubuque, la. 

2. ; m. Charles T. Allen, of Manchester. 

3. Emma W., b. June 12, 1856 ; a successful school teacher in the pub- 

lic schools of Manchester ; came to H. in 1895 ; is prominent in 
club and church work ; is a florist interested in choice varieties 
of flowers beautiful specimens of which adorn her residence 
and grounds. 


Benjamin was b. Dec. 17, 1784; m. Jan. 31, 1816, Betsy 
Shepard; b. June 29, 1787. He was a farmer and lived on the 
west slope of Stow Mountain. He d. May 31, 1863; she d. Sept. 
8, 1875. 


1. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1817. 

2. Lucy A., b. December 16, 1818 ; m. Benjamin Goodwin. 

3. Stephen S., b. September 20, 1821 ; m. Sarah Bennett ; d. at Milford 

May 5, 1896. 


The written record of this family begins with the history of 
a certain Scottish nobleman named Donald, living near the River 
Roe, which winds across the north of Ireland. In the Eleventh 
century this Donald mustered his retainers and crossed the chan- 
nel into Scotland to lend his assistance to King Malcomb II, sorely 
pressed by invading forces. For the valiant service that he ren- 
dered him the Scottish king gave Donald a large tract of land in 
the northern part of Scotland, and distinguished him as the "Man 
from Roe." In the broad Scottish dialect this last term was soon 
transformed into Monroe, and became the surname of Donald's 
children and a long line of descendants. The estate of Monroe 
was defined on a map of Scotland drawn in the 16th century, and 
reproduced in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and it was inherited 
by many generations of the family. Sir George, 9th in the line 


of Barons, was killed at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314; Sir 
George, 10th, was killed at the battle of Halcycon Hill, July 13, 
1333; Sir Robert, the 17th, was killed at Pinkie, near Edinburgh, 
Scot., in 1547. His son, Sir George, fought for Mary, Queen of 
Scots, and died in 1588. His son, Robert, 19th, was the first to 
embrace Protestantism, and was called the "Black Baron." After 
him the estate came in succession to Hector, 20th, Robert, 21st, 
a colonel under Gustavus Adolphus, of Sweden, who d. in 1633, 
Hector, 22nd, Hector, 23rd, who d. in 1651, Robert, 24th, who d. 
in 1660, the line producing many warriors and leaders in war, 
until in the reigns of Charles I and Charles II no less than three 
generals, eight colonels, five lieutenants, eleven majors and thirty 
captains, to say nothing of the hundreds of privates in the ranks, 
figured in the stormy scenes of strife. Robert, 27th Baron, Gov- 
ernor of Inverness, had a regiment of four hundred of his own 
name under pay. 

During the successive generations the family became divided, 
and while those of England were firm defenders of the Protestant 
religion, the Scottish branch were staunch followers of Charles II. 
So, at the battle of Worcester, in 165 1, when the tide of war set 
against the House of Stuart, among the eight thousand prisoners, 
of war taken by the victorious Cromwell and sent to New Eng- 
land, where they were sold as redemptioners* in 1652, were four 
Monroe brothers, Robert, John, Hugh and William. John was 
the ancestor of President James Monroe. 

William, youngest son of Robert, 25th in descent from Don- 
ald, the "Man from Roe," and one of the first by that surname to 
come to America, was b. at Inverness, Scotland, in 1625 ; settled in 
that part of old Cambridge now known as Lexington soon after 
his arrival in New England. He m. first, in 1665, Martha George, 
of Charlestown, Mass. ; she d. in 1672, and he m. second, in 1673, 
Mary Ball, who d. in 1692. He became a Freeman and was 
Selectman in Cambridge for 1694, being a man prominent in 
public affairs. He d. in 1717. 

*These .slaves were allowed to work their passage from Europe to America, 
binding themselves to the government for a stipulated time. It often took several 
years of labor for one to redeem himself from debt. 

MONROE. 421 


1. John; 2. William; 3. George; 4. Martha; 5. Daniel; 6. David; 
7. Joseph (See); 8. Benjamin; 9. Hannah; 10. Elizabeth; 
11. Mary; 12. Eleanor; 13. Sarah. 

Joseph, s. of William and Mary (Ball) Monroe, was b. in 

Cambridge, now Lexington, Aug. 16, 1687. He m. Elizabeth 

and they were the parents of a large family. He was known as 
"Corporal Joe", and he was one of the "Minute Men" at the battle 
of Concord bridge, April 19, 1775. As the patriots formed to 
cross the bridge a raking fire from the British killed some of them, 
and the regular musician hesitating to play the martial strain 
designed to inspire the wavering volunteers to advance, the com- 
mander called upon the bystanders for assistance in this dilemna, 
when every moment of time lost meant so much. "Corporal Joe" 
Monroe quickly stepped forward, saying: "I am so old it will not 
matter if I am killed," and instantly struck up a tune and ad- 
vanced rapidly towards the bridge. Aroused by this martial spirit 
the men hesitated no longer but advanced at a double quick. The, 
drummer depicted in the famous picture of the battle at the bridge 
was the white-haired patriot, Corporal Joe, whose valiant deed 
enabled the captain of the Minute Men to march upon the enemy. 
He d. in 1787, at the age of one hundred years. 



1. Joseph, Jr. (See) ; 2. Nathan; 3. Joshua (See) ; 4. Nathaniel; 
5. Amos ; 6. Elizabeth ; 7. Abigail ; 8. Mary ; 9. Elenora ; 
10. Keziah ; 11. Hannah. 

Joseph, Jr., s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Monroe, was b. in 
Cambridge, now Lexington, May 13, 1713 ; he lived in that part of 
Concord, now Carlisle, and was a member of the first church 
established in that town in 1781. He m. Hannah . 


1. Joseph, 3d. (See) 

2. Jonas. 

3. Margaret. 


4. Hepzibah, who m. in 1773, Oliver Wheeler, of Acton, Mass., and 
came to Hillsborough to live in 1778, as his name appears in 
the tax list for 1779. (See Wheeler.) Children: Abi, Louis, 
Esther, Eli, Oliver, Eunice, Isaiah, Abigail, who m. Simon 
Hartwell (See), Reuben, Anna, Betsy, who m. Joseph Carter 
(See), Daniel. 

Joshua, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Monroe, m. Ruth . 

They were among the original members of the church established 
in Carlisle in 1781 ; she d. at Carlisle, Dec. 5, 1821, aged 99 years. 


1. Thaddeus. (See) 

2. Reuben, bap. in April, 1755. 

Dr. Joseph (Joseph, Jr., Joseph, William), was b. in Carlisle, 
Mass., about 1757; studied medicine with Dr. Francis Kittredge, 
of Tewksbury, Mass., and settled in H. near the Centre on the 
Dunbar place about 1784. He was the second physician in town; 
m. Azubah Henry, of Carlisle, Mass. Doctor Monroe had an 
extended practice reaching into the adjoining towns. He made 
call upon call among his patients at a time when sickness was 
exceptionally prevalent for three successive days without rest or 
sleep until the unusual exertion brought on the brief illness which 
resulted in his death, Feb. 24, 1798, at the early age of 41 years. 
His widow m. second, Daniel Gordon, of Windsor, and d. in Am- 
herst, Dec. 23, 1S47, aged 87 years. 


1. Sally; m. May 6, 1804, Joseph Chapman, of Windsor. 

2. Joseph, Jr. ; rem. to Peterboro, where he d. 

3. Azubah, b. March 7, 1795 ; m. Joseph, Jr., s. of Joseph and Rhoda 

(Henry) Tubbs, b. in Marlow, January 23, 1789 ; he d. in Peter- 
boro, May 22, 1859 ; she d. in Hancock, January 16, 1871. 

4. Elijah, b. May 10, 1798. (See) 

There were several other children of whom no record has been 

Thaddeus, s. of Joshua and Ruth Monroe, was b. in Con- 
cord, Mass., May 4, 1753; came to H. late in 1776 or early in 
1777, as his name appears upon the tax list of the latter year. He 

MONROE. 423 

settled in the northeastern part of the town and cleared his farm 
upon which until in recent years his descendants have lived. He 
served in the Revolutionary War. He m. Feb. 17, 1780, Hannah 
Richardson, b. Feb. 17, 1761 ; she d. Sept. 22, 1828; he d. Nov. 28, 


1. Eeuben, b. February 1, 1781. (See) 

2. Isaac, b. October 24, 1782 ; d. February 22, 1820, unm. 

3. Hannah, b. May 30, 1784; m. first, John Gerry, of H. ; he d. and she 

in. second, John Mansfield, of Lynnfield, Mass. ; she d. Decem- 
ber 20, 1859. 

4. Sarah, b. February 21, 1786 ; d. August 23, 1786. 

5. David, b. August 6, 1787. (See) 

6. Mary, b. May 3, 1789 ; m. Beriah Willoughby, of Nashua ; she d. 

July 28, 1857. 

7. Sally W., b. August 3, 1791 ; m. February 2, 1824, Elijah Wood, of 

Henniker ; she d. April 10, 1856. 

8. Betsy R., b. June 16, 1793 ; m. James B. Wood, of Henniker; she d. 

October 26, 1853. 

9. Lucy L., b. June 19, 1796 ; m. Moody Lovewell, of Nashua ; she d. 

October 11, 1855. 

10. Hiram, b. March 24, 1799. (See) 

11. Jeptha, b. February 22, 1801; m. July 1, 1830, Amanda Huntress; 

he d. Noevmber 25, 1870. 


1. Bery W., b. September 5, 1831. 

2. Mary W., b. January 29, 1833. 

12. Jotham, b. September 26, 1803 ; d. January 11, 1807. 

Elijah, s. of Dr. Joseph and Azubah Monroe, was b. May 
10, 1798; lost his left hand at the age of ten by the bursting of a 
gun; m. first, Sept. 15, 1818, Aris, dau. of John and Rebecca 
(Goodell) Bixby, b. May 10, 1797. He settled first at Upper Vil- 
lage, but upon being appointed High Sheriff in 1845, rem. to Am- 
herst, where he res. ten years, and then ret. to H. His wife d. 
Aug. 9, 183 — ; he m. second, June 16, 1834, Matilda, dau. of 
Dawson and Ruth Russell. She d. Mar. 4, 1873 ; he d. Feb. 18, 



1. Rebecca, b. August 13, 1819; m. H. Newton Gay (See) ; she d. June 

19, 1909. 

2. James, b. April 5, 1825 ; m. first, December 31, 1850, Hannah A. 

Nutt, who d. October 26, 1856, aged 33 years; m. second, 
November 24, 1858, Evelyn M., dau. of Chas. H. and Kowena K. 
(McGaffey) Roberts of Milford ; res. in Boston. He d. October 
6, 1893. 


1. Anna F., b. November 23, 1853. 

2. James E., b. in September, 1856; d. October 27, 1856. 

3. lizzie E., b. June 17, 1861. 

3. Susan M., b. August 13, 1831; m. December 20, 1853, Geo. Jones of 

Bradford ; res. in Concord. 


1. May, b. September 27, 1856. 

2. Kate M., b. February 15, 1863. 

4. George, b. May 14, 1836 ; d. at age of 2 years. 

Reuben, s. of Thaddeus and Hannah (Richardson) Monroe, 
was b. Feb. 1, 1781 ; m. June 8, 1816, Betsy S., dau. of John and 
Eunice Curtis, and set. in Henniker; he d. Dec. 10, 1840; wid. m. 
second, Isaac Merrill, of Hopkinton ; she d. Apr. 16, 1873. 


1. Jotham, b. January 19, 1819; d. October 5, 1820. 

2. Lucy, b. April 9, 1822 ; d. November 24, 1836. 

3. Hannah, b. September 14, 1826; m. January 21, 1841, James H. 

Kay (See) 

4. Lucetta, b. December 12, 1830; m. June 24, 1849, Walter, s. of 

Thomas and Hannah (Brown) Felch, b. in Henniker, May 
28, 1828. 

David, s. of Thaddeus and Hannah (Richardson) Monroe, 
was b. Aug. 6, 1787; served in the War of 1812 under Capt. 
Samuel Bradford. He m. Dec. 10, 1822, Asenath, dau. of An- 
drew and Elizabeth (Green) Wilkins ; set. in the northeastern 
section of the town on a farm now owned by his grandson James 
M. Ray. He d. Feb. 1, 1838. 

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1. Clarissa, b. February 1, 1824; m. December 25, 1845, Jonathan 

Eay. (See) 

2. Mary J., twin of Clarissa, m. December 25, 1845, John W. Morris, 

Jr., b. in Scarboro, Me., March 14, 1819 ; res. in Nashua ; d. in 
Cambridge, Mass., February 26, 1871. 


1. Clara A., b. July 12, 1847 ; d. September 18, 1848. 

2. George K., b. May 6, 1859 ; m. November 26, 1885, Nellie A., dau. 

of Charles and Olive A. (Taylor) Wilson, of Wilton; res. 
in Nashua. 


1. Harold E., b. May 6, 1886; d. May 6, 1887. 

2. Philip E., b. October 7, 1887. 

3. John M., b. in Cambridge, Mass., July 9, 1862 ; d. August 2, 1862. 

3. Asenath, b. February 11, 1834; m. February 24, 1866, James M. 

Wilkins. (See) 

Hiram, s. of Thaddeus and Hannah (Richardson) Monroe, 
was b. Mar. 24, 1799. He m. first, Nov. 29, 1827, Julianna Crain, 
who d. Mar. 5, 1832; m. second, Oct. 31, 1833, Eliza Stow, who d. 
Jan. 15, 1839; m - third, Dec. 26, 1839, Ruth Keyes, who d. Mar. 
20, 1848; m. fourth, Apr. 10, 1849, Delia, dau. of Dea. William 
and Abigail (Ayer) Monroe. She d. Aug. 27, 1889, aged 82 years, 
having lived in H., forty-one years. 


1. Sarah Crain, b. February 5, 1829 ; d. November 27, 1854. 

2. Lavina, b. June 15, 1830; m. Charles Morgan; he d. in 1856; she 

d. October 11, 1S92. One son, Charles. (See) 

3. Hiram Harvey, b. February 27, 1832 ; d. May 2, 1863. 

4. Martin Buchanan, b. August 26, 1834; d. May 5, 1863. 

5. Arland, b. September 26, 1836 ; one s. Warren lives in Topeka, Kans. 

6. Warren, b. June 10, 1838; d. September 11, 1862. 

7. Hazon Barton, b. February 4, 1841 ; enl. as private, Co. A., 3rd Keg. 

of Infantry in the Vermont National Guards for three years ; 
mustered in July 16, 1861, at St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; d. January 
10, 1862, of disease. 


8. Orvan Payson, b. July 28, 1842. (See) 

9. Julianna Frances, b. August 25, 1845 ; d. July 22, 1847. 

10. Alnia Dennis, b. February 6, 1848; m. John W. Jackman (See) ; d. 

September 19, 1871. 

Charles, s. of Charles and Lavina (Monroe) Morgan, was 
b. in Francestown, April 8, 1855. His father d. before he was a 
year old, and his mother returned with him to her native town of 
Hillsborough, and resided on the homestead of her father, Hiram 
Monroe, where Charles was reared. Was educated in the district 
school and at Francestown Academy. Was a farmer and later 
bought the Othni Crosby farm. He m. Nov. 21, 1881, Ellen M., 
dau. of William E. and Mary J. (Blanchard) Gay, and moved to 
Vermont, in June, 1909; d. Feb. 6, 1914. 


1. Frank H., b. September 6, 1882. 

2. Mary G., b. March 7, 1885. 

3. Marita L., b. December 27, 1886, m. August 4, 1909, Harold Perry, of 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

4. Annabel, b. December 31, 1887. 

5. Edith M., b. August 7, 1889; m. March 20, 1912, John Sawyer, of 

Ludlow, Vt. 

6. Helen M., b. August 7, 1889 ; m. February 12, 1914, Benjamin 

Blodgett of Brattleboro, Vt. 

7. Walter E., b. March 16, 1894. Enlisted in April, 1916, and served 

during our trouble with Mexico, as a member of Co. I, Ver- 
mont National Guards. Was called out when war was de- 
clared. Was in different camps in this country until the fall 
of 1918, then went across and was in France till January, 1919. 
Was honorably discharged April 24, 1920. 

Orvan Payson, s. of Hiram and Ruth (Keyes) Monroe, b. 
July 26, 1842, in H. ; m. Ruth Maria Nutter of Tuftonborough, 
N. H., b. Sept. 17, 1844; rem. to Liberty Prairie, 111., 1866, where 
he res. until 1881, when he rem. to Whiting, Kansas, where he 
lived until his death, July 24, 1917. 

Mr. Monroe was the owner of a large live-stock farm in 
Kansas, where he was engaged in cattle trade ; in his later years 
in company with his son, Roy. He was greatly interested in 


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educational matters, and served on the school board for a long 
period. He was one of the organizers of the local telephone com- 
pany, and its President for a time. Active in the Methodist Epis- 
copal church, for a long while acting as one of its trustees. An 
active, progressive man he was a leader in local political activities, 
always standing for fearless and energetic progression. His busi- 
ness and social life made for him a large circle of friends and 
acquaintances, among whom he was looked up to as an honest, 
sterling citizen, whose loss was keenly felt. 



1. Hiram Willis, b. May 6, 1868 ; m. April 16, 1891, Erne Hungerford, 

b. August 3, 1872. 


1. Elsie Euth, b. February 13, 1892 ; m. December 12, 1912, Samuel 



1. Eula Arminta, b. May 14, 1914. 

2. Lorna May, b. July 7, 1917. 

3. Helen Marie, b. May 12, 1919. 

2. Alma May, b. June 30, 1893 ; d. January 18, 1897. 

3. Charles Hungerford, b. July 16, 1898. 

4. Orvan Payson, b. August 8, 1901. 

2. George Payson, b. January 18, 1870. 

3. Florence Pearl, b. January 18, 1872 ; m. in 1918, Dr. J. E. Love, 

Whiting, Kans. 

4. Emma Euthena, b. November 27, 1874 ; m. H. C. Love, March 10, 

1897 ; rem. to Kensington, Kans., in December, 1897 ; rem. to 
Wilsey, Kans., in December, 1903. Children : Donald Monroe 
and Hazen Clyde. 

5. Delia Miriam, b. June 12, 1876 ; m. A. L. Prentice, Nebraska. 


1. Daisy Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1904. 

2. Pearl, b. January 27, 1906. 

3. Lucile, b. May 10, 1911. 

4. William Asa, b. in September, 1915. 

6. Roy Nutter, b. May 27, 1881 ; m. February 18, 1906, Florence Stick. 



1. Margaret Ruth, b. May 21, 1908. 

2. George Payson, b. December 31, 1909. 

3. Ethel Maude, b. January 15, 1911. 

7. Julia Anna, b. April 18, 1883 ; m. Orin A. Stevens, Fargo, North 



1. Dudley Field, b. August 22, 1911. 

2. Gerald Monroe, b. November 7, 1913. 

3. Alvah Philip, b. April 15, 1915 ; d. April 15, 1915. 

4. Muriel, b. June 8, 1917. 

8. Ira James, b. September 25, 1885 ; m. in March, 1910. 


Fred B., no relative of the other descendants of Monroes in 
town, except it be far back, son of Daniel Lyman and Par- 
melia (Sawyer) Monroe, was b. in Washington, D. C, Jan. 21, 
1867. He came to Hillsborough to live over twenty-five years 
ago, and has been active in town affairs ever since. He has served 
twenty years on the Board of Selectmen, and since the death of 
Mr. Flanders has been its Chairman. He is also road agent, and 
the town is noted for the excellent condition of its highways. He 
is an Odd Fellow. 

Mr. Monroe married Grace L., daughter of Levi Goodale, 
and has made his home at Bridge Village. Mrs. Monroe d. Aug. 
14, 19 1 7, aged 49 years, 3 months, 9 days. 


Solomon, s. of Isaac and Sarah Moore, was b. in Berlin, 
Mass., Aug. 8, 1777; m. Jan. 1, 1800, Hannah Fife, b. in Bolton. 
Mass., Jan. 29, 1778; rem. to Milford in 1800, and to H. in 1803 ; 
lived first with Mr. William Conn ; second on the Poole farm, and 
afterwards on place recently occupied by A. B. Kimball. He was 
a cooper as well as farmer; wife d. Feb. 21, 1841 ; he d. Sept. 18, 
1853. Two oldest ch. b. in Milford. 

in. CHILDREN. v 

1. Hepsibeth, b. September 24, 1801 ; d. May 9, 1809. 

2. Jotham, b. August 9, 1803. (See) 

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3. Sarah, b. June 24, 1805 ; m. first, December 25, 1828, John S. Minot, 

who d. June 21, 1832, and she m. second, September 8, 1842, 
William S. Taggart. (See) 

4. Charles, b. May 20, 1807 ; d. December 20, 1831. 

5. Zilpha, b. July 26, 1809; m. May 5, 1833, Nathan Kendall. (See) 

6. Lucy P., b. June 28, 1811 ; m. June 24, 1833, Silas N. Sawyer. (See) 

D. April 3, 1863. One son. 

7. Hepsibeth B., b. March 17, 1814; m. October 18, 1833, John G. 

Dickey (See) ; d. May 15, 1838. One daughter. 

8. Hannah Irene, b. March 19, 1816; m. March 10, 1839, John G. 

Dickey. (See) 

9. Nancy, b. July 29, 1818; d. January 24, 1883, unm. 

10. Mary S., b. June 18, 1821 ; m. April 6, 1844, Col. Jewett D. Hosley. 

(See) Five children. 

Jotham, s. of Solomon and Hannah (Fife) Moore, b. in Mil- 
ford, Aug. 9, 1803 J m - fi rst > -Dec. 3, 1829, Amanda, dau. of Samuel 
and Betsy (Atwood) Brown, of Antrim, b. Aug. 12, 1808, and d. 
Feb. 17, 1857; he m. second Oct. 5, 1858, Eliza A. Brown, sis. of 
first w. ; she d. Oct. 21, 1867. He was Selectman from 1839 to 
1843 > Town Clerk, three years ; Postmaster, two years ; Represen- 
tative to State Legislature in 1858-59. He lived about half a mile 
west of Lower Village on road to Keene ; d. July 24, 1866. 


1. Benjamin P., b. May 11, 1830; m. November 23, 1862, Nancy G., dau. 

of James and Louisa (Gibson) McClintock ; was a farmer for 
a few years, then in connection with Erickson Burnham, 
bought the foundry and machine shop at Lower Village, where 
they carried on business together until he d. September 13, 
1870. Had one dau., Marion A., b. July 19, 1864; ed. in com- 
mon and high school, and Normal School at Framingham, 
Mass., and became a popular teacher at Bridge Village, where 
she d. January 17, 1891. Her mother d. April 25, 1902. 

2. Charles F., b. Aug. 10, 1834; went to 111., where he became a large 

dealer in cattle ; m. Sarah A. Wood, of Peoria, 111. 

3. George C, b. June 7, 1838 ; d. August 26, 1853. 

4. J. Scott, b. April 29, 1841. (See) 

J. Scott, m. Dec. 17, 1867, Lucie A., dau. of I. Miles and 
Sophronia (Chase) Tuttle, of Antrim, b. Oct. 24, 1849; ne ^ ves 
on the old homestead and is a prosperous farmer. 



1. Benjamin S., b. October 6, 1870; d. January 12, 1871. 

2. Ralph H., b. February 16, 1876; m. Anna (Chamberlain) Proctor, 

of East Washington ; is a trader in Franklin. 

3. Charles J., b. August 5, 1879 ; m. first, Edith Richer, of Foxboro, 

Mass., who d. May 6, 1905 ; m. second, Sarah Chamberlain ; res. 
in Woburn, Mass. 


1. Mildred, b. March 24, 1901. 


Henry C, s. of John and Rebecca Morrill, was b. May 14, 
1833, in Warner. When he became of age he went to Concord 
and was employed in the railroad shops for over a year when he 
temporarily became a fireman and afterwards was promoted to 
an engineer. His first run was from Concord to Bradford. The 
next was that one known as the New Hampshire Central Road 
which extended from Manchester to Henniker. He was on that 
branch at the time when Gov. Gilmore and his men tore up the 
rails from North Weare to Henniker. Mr. Morrill was on the 
Concord to Hillsborough branch for a period of twenty years and 
was the first to make the run to Peterboro when the road was 
extended to that town. In 1875 he entered into partnership with 
Frank E. Merrill and bought out the store of Benjamin Dutton 
located at the junction of Depot and Henniker streets and three 
years later moved to Odd Fellow's Block. 

In 1886 to 1898 he devoted his time to the business having 
left the road, but in 1898 he sold his interest to Mr. Merrill and 
with a party of twelve went to Alaska, as a gcld. c eeker, where he 
remained a little over a year. Upon returning to Hillsborough, 
in August, 1899, his health was very much impaired and he never 
fully recovered it. He was able, however, to work some of the 
time up to the fall of 191 3 but from that time failed gradually. 
He represented the town in the general court in 1875 ; served as 
selectman ; democratic in politics ; prominent with the Masons and 
Odd Fellows; joined the first Dec. 22, 1863 and the Odd Fellows 
Dec. 31, 1858; m. in 1856, Mary M. Smiley of H., who d. in 1909. 
He d. in H., May 14, 1914, on his 81 st birthday. 




1. Belle E., b. March 12, 1860 ; m. January 24, 1875, Frank E. Merrill. 


Thomas, b. in Londonderry, Ire,, came to H. from Litch- 
field, and settled first on the Worthley farm, and afterwards was 
the first settler on the Town Farm. He m. Margaret, dau. of 
James and Margaret (Moore) McColley, b. in Londonderry, Ire., 
Aug. 30, 1734. Mrs. Murdough was a woman of great courage 
and was accustomed to travel twice daily nearly 3 miles from her 
home to Major Andrews to milk her cows. One day she saw a 
bear sitting up near a tree, and thinking if she turned and ran he 
would follow her, she coolly kept ahead. Bruin watched her 
closely until she had passed, when he trotted off leaving her un- 
molested, as if out of respect for her bravery ; d. in Jan., 1814. 


Sukie, Robert, Nathaniel, Nathan, Pattie, Thomas, Jr. (See), Samuel 
(See), who m. June 23, 1781, Mary Jones, Eunice, Isaac, Frank. 

Thomas, Jr., s. of Thomas and Margaret (McColley) Mur- 
dough, was b. in 1757, at Litchfield; m. Apr. 13, 1777, Eunice, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge; lived in various 
places and had a large family of children, of whom only a meagre 
account can be obtained ; d. Jan. 14, 1824. 


1. Robert, who went to Maine to live. 

2. Susan, who d. young. 

3. Nathaniel, b. January 23, 1786; m. Betsey Heath, of Weare. (See), 

4. Nathan, b. in 1789. (See) 

5. Patty, who d. aged about 30 years, unm. 

6. Susan, who went to Mass. and m. there. 

7. Thomas, b. August 17, 1791. (See) 

8. Samuel, of whom nothing has been found. 

9. Eunice, who m. Ezra Johnson. (See) 

10. Isaac, b. in 1804; m. Hannah Waugh ; d. February 21, 1836. They 

had one child, Clarissa, b. in July, 1830; d. February 21, 1834. 

11. Francis. 


Samuel, s. of Thomas, Sen., and Margaret (McColley) 
Murdough; m. June 23, 1781, Mary Jones. His name first ap- 
pears on the tax list for 1778, and he settled on Bible Hill; then 
rem. to a farm which he later sold to Thomas Kellom, when he 
took up a lot of land west of the Josiah Kellom place on County 
Road. He felled the first tree on the lot, and built a house the 
first summer. His w. d. in 1847, aged 88 years. 


1. James, b. August 25, 1781 ; m. Betsy Aiken, of Bradford. 

2. Samuel, Jr., b. February 18, 1783. (See) 

3. William, b. May 23, 1785. (See) 

4. Margaret (Peggy), b. April 14, 1787; m. John Barney, of Wash- 


5. Polly (Mary), b. August 17, 1789; m. David Roach (See) ; d. Feb- 

ruary 23, 1869. 

6. Sally, b. August 15, 1791 ; m. Samuel McClintock. 

7. Rhoda, b. May 3, 1793 ; d. October 25, 1795. 

8. Lefe, b. May 11, 1795 ; m. Joash Hamlin. 

Nathaniel, s. of Thomas and Eunice (Coolidge) Mur- 
dough, b. Jan. 23, 1786; m. Betsy, dau. of Timothy and Alcy 
(Putney) Heath, of Weare, who was b. Sept. 23, 1784; d. May 7, 
1845 ; he d. Mar. 30, 1845. 


1. John, b. April 28, 1805 ; m. July 3, 1831, Mary Ann, dau. of Nathan 
and Anna (Francis) Murdough; she d. March 10, 1879; he d. 
January 1, 1883, of cancer. 


1. Sarah A., b. in May, 1832 ; d. September 2, 1859. 

2. James, b. in 1834 ; d. October 7, 1836. 

3. Susan J., m. Thomas Moore, of Lancaster ; res. in Stockton, 

Calif. Has a s. Frederic, who has two children, Veda and 

4. John, served three years in 17th Infantry, U. S. A., Civil War ; 

m. Isabella McDonald, of Boston, Mass., res. in Natick, 

5. Bessie M., m. Henry Harden ; res. in Boston ; one child, Mary, 

d. in infancy. 

6. Nancie F., m. Isaac Wilkins ; d. November 24, 1905. (See) 


7. Ellen B., m. April 14, 1864, William S. Loveren. (See) Two 

2. Silas Dutton, b. March 4, 1807 ; m. in December, 1841, Mary Phelps, 

of Amherst ; went to Calif, by the Overland route in 1849. After 
enduring great hardships, d. in Calif., November 10, 1849 ; wife 
d. September 14, 1849. 

3. Lucy J., b. January 22, 1809 ; m. March 1, 1837, Edwin Buckman, 

of Stoneham, Mass. He d. in Calif., in 1884 ; she d. February 
23, 1891. 


1. John Edwin, d. in infancy. 

2. Elvira J., a teacher. 

4. Alcy H., b. January 8, 1812; m. Abraham Francis. (See) 

5. Samuel E., b. August 18, 1820 .(See Samuel McKean.) 

6. Susan W., b. March 31, 1826 ; m. in 1860, John Berry ; she 1862. 

Nathan, s. of Thomas and Eunice (Coolidge) Murdough, 
b. 1789; m. first, Ann Francis, in Marblehead, Mass.; she d. and 
he m. second, Susan, dau. of Daniel Wilson, of Deering, b. in 
1781 ; he d. in Deering, Jan. 15, 1847, aged 58 years; wid. d. Nov. 
3, 1872. 


1. Mary Ann, b. November 14, 1809, in Marblehead; she m. her cousin 

John Murdough. 

2. James Murdough, who m. Abby Munn, of Gill, Mass.; he d. in 

Stamford, Conn. ; four children. 

3. David, b. in 1818 (?) ; d. July 9, 1852, unm. 

4. Sarah, who m. Erasmus Johnson, and res. in Arlington, Mass. ; six 


5. Elizabeth, who m. Joseph Muggins; res. in Wis.: two children. 

Thomas, 3rd, s. of Thomas, Jr., and Eunice (Coolidge) Mur- 
dough, was b. at H., Aug. 17, 1791 ; m. Feb. 23, 1817, Catherine 
McPherson, b. April 22, 1784; they rem. to Acworth, in 1818, 
where he d. Sept. 14, 1853 ; she d. Apr. 19, i860. 


1. Eobert T., b. November 5, 1817; d. March 29, 1843, while a student 

in Dartmouth College, unm. 

2. George, b. September 2, 1819; m. December 4, 1850, Elizabeth 

Mitchell; set. in Manchester, where his wife d. in 1867; he d. 
April 29, 1892. 


3. Sarah A., b. January 15, 1822 ; m. June 23, 1861, Col. C. K. Brooks, 

of Acworth ; she d. January 3, 1894. 

4. Homer, b. August 30, 1824; m. December 4, 1849, Emorancy E. 

Gowen, of Acworth ; he d. May 5, 1896. 


1. James Thomas, b. April 2, 1853 ; m. first, June 23, 1880, Mary 

A. Smith ; she d. February 24, 1896, and he m. second, June 
7, 1898, Minerva Harbeck, of Block Creek, N. Y. 


1. Nellie B., b. May 11, 1884. 

2. Nina M., b. September 2, 1891. 

3. Eleanor Ester, b. October 23, 1902 ; d. October 29, 1902. 

2. Susan Angie, b. July 10, 1855; m. May 20, 1877, William E. 

Jones; she d. May 31, 1893, at Oramel, N. Y., where her 
father d. three years later. 


1. Kitty Pearl, b. April 8, 1879. 

2. Myron Homer, b. October 16, 1882. 

3. Arthur William, b. February 16, 1889. 

5. Horace, twin of Homer, m. April 8, 1868, Margaret Cheney, of 

Canandaigua, N. Y. ; d. August 8, 1900. 

6. Nancy Jane, b. August 25, 1826; m. September 15, 1852, Benjamin 

F. Woods, of Henniker, b. August 8, 1820 ; res. in Arlington, 
Mass. ; she d. February 10, 1888 ; he d. July 16, 1893. 


1. Etta Jane Woods, b. May 11, 1854; m. James Horace Kussell, 

East Lexington, Mass., b. May 24, 1843. 


1. Etta Maude, b. December 31, 1874; d. July 18, 1878. 

2. William Learned Woods, b. in Arlington, in 1860; d. April 20, 


7. J. D. Freeman, b. July 26, 1828 ; m. February 25, 1858, Henrietta 

Lincoln, of Acworth ; d. March 30, 1875 ; she d. July 7, 1889. 


1. Edwin L., b. January 2, 1859 ; m. May 16, 1883, Annah E. Burn- 

ham ; one child, Arthur F., b. September 29, 1884. 

2. Charles E., b. October 23, 1860; m. August 28, 1895, Mabel E. 



3. Kate E., b. October 23, 1860 (twin of Charles E.) ; d. July 31, 

1882, while a student at Plymouth Normal School. 

4. Hattie M., b. August 26, 1863 ; m. March 25, 1891, Dr. Carl A. 

Allen, of Holyoke, Mass. 


1. Carl M., b. January 28, 1893. 

2. Leland C, b. May 5, 1896. 

5. George F., b. March 7, 1866; m. September 12, 1894. 

Samuel, Jr., s. of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Murdough, b. 
Feb. 18, 1783, succeeded to the homestead on County Road. He 
was a prosperous farmer and an extensive dealer in cattle and 
sheep. He m. first, Mehitable, dau. of William and Abigail 

(Cole) Jones, of Windsor; she d. , and he m. second, Dec. 

21, 1821, Sarah Barker, b. April 20, 1800, in Tyngsboro, Mass.; 
he d. July 24, 1848; she d. in July, 1855. 


1. Samuel, 3d, b. March 18, 1804 ; d. August 22, 1831. 

2. Oilman, b. June 15, 1806; m. Hannah Bell. (See) 

3. Simeon, b. May 3, 1810; d. September 17, ] 826. 

4. Abigail, b. November 16, 1812 ; d. June 4, 1870. 

5. William J., b. December 4, 1815 ; m. Caroline Ayers ; d. November 

1, 1869. 

6. Sally, b. December 31, 1818 ; d. February 12, 1828. 

Three of these children, Samuel, 3d, Abigail C. and Sally, were b. 
without sight, notwithstanding which misfortune they were very ac- 
tive and intelligent. Samuel was an expert watch cleaner. "Blind 
Abby" lived to a good old age, and was an excellent housekeeper. It is 
related by one who knew her that he had seen her many times take a 
pail of water from the pump, remove the lid to the tea kettle and fill 
the kettle from the pail without spilling a drop of the water. She was 
an excellent knitter and sewer, and a good Christian woman. She left 
$100 for the benefit of the church ; also left her brothers money. 


7. Charles O., b. March 26, 1822. (See) 

8. Mehitable J., b. December 10, 1823 ; m. Daniel Cheney ; d. July 10, 


9. James, b. September 1, 1825 ; d. September 3, 1826. 

10. George W., b. July 9, 1827. (See) 

11. James J., b. June 12, 1829; m. Lucy Jackman. (See) 

12. Sarah M., b. May 31, 1831; m. John Grimes. (See) 


13. Daniel F., b. May 16, 1833 ; m. Hannah M. Smyth. He d. in 1888 ; 

she d. in 1915. No children. 

14. Samuel C, b. November 1, 1835 ; m. Sarah Stacy ; res. in Keene. 

Children: Edgar, Clinton, Fred, Lilla. 

15. Emily J., b. September 5, 1837; m. first, J. Greeley Fifield ; m. 

second, Sumner Marshall ; d. December 25, 1878. 


1. Nellie, b. November 10, 1860; 2. Carrie A.; 3. Walter F. ; 
4. Myron, b. May 1, 1868. 

16. Warren F., b. April 17, 1839; d. December 4, 1860, unm. 

17. Lucy L., b. March 7, 1842 ; m. first, Charles Hall ; m. second, David 

D. Dodge. 

William, s. of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Murdough, was 
b. May 23, 1785; m. Nov. 25, 1810, Polly, dau. of Samuel and 
Lois (Calef) Stevens, of Goshen; res. at Washington and Nashua 
from 1815 to 1845, when he rem. to Goshen. His first w. dying 
Aug. 21, 1837, he m. second, Mrs. Mary P. Whittemore, of 
Nashua. He d. Mar. 26, 1865. 


1. Alvira, b. in Goshen, in 1811 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Emeline, b. in Goshen, October 26, 1813; m. Gilbert Ward, of 

Nashua, in November, 1835 ; d. January 27, 1875. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Ellen M. Ward, b. August 21, 1837 ; m. in 1857, Edward L. New- 
hall, of Nashua. 


1. Frank W. (Newhall), b. July 25, 1859. 

2. Maude F. (Newhall), b. in December, 1871. 

3. Maria A., b. in Washington, September 29, 1822 ; m. in March, 1846, 

Obediah F. Crain, of Goshen ; she d. July 9, 1871. 


1. Albert M., b. in December, 1846 ; d. in September, 1849. 

2. Fred, b. in November, 1848; d. in April, 1850. 

3. Frances M., b. in April, 1861 ; m. in September, 1883, Eben W. 

Hurd, of Goshen. 

4. Salma H., b. in Washington, July 24, 1824 ; m. in 1847, Adeline G. 

Darrah, of Bradford ; res. at Lynn, Mass. 



1. Gertrude, b. in 1852 ; d. in childhood. 

2. Lilla D., b. in June, 1855 ; m. in March, 1874, Charles A. Parker, 

of Nashua; one child, Frank L., b. in October, 1875. 

3. Grace N., b. in January, 1863. 

5. Lucinda F., b. in Washington, December 31, 1830 ; res. in Goshen. 

6. Walter B., b. in Washington, November 10, 1832 ; res. at Evansville, 

Wis. ; m. in December, 1867, Emma of Montana. Children : 

Willie and Gertrude. 

7. Fidelia L., b. in Goshen, by second marriage, April 23, 1849 ; m. in 

1869, Clarence H. Barrett, of Nashua ; res. at Manchester. 


1. Walter H., b. in June, 1871. 

2. George F., b. in August, 1875. 

Gilman, s. of Samuel and Mehitable (Jones) Murdough, b. 
Jan. 15, 1806; m, Hannah, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Giles) Bell, 
of Antrim, b. Oct. 6, 1806. He lived for a time in Henniker, but 
mainly in this town on "County Road." Wife d. Jan. 28, 1875; 
he d. Dec. 18, 1885. 


1. Henry G., b. January 23, 1830; m. first, Mary Boot; m. second, 

Agnes B. Keed ; res. several years at Chicopee Falls, Mass., 
but finally ret. to the homestead in H., where he d. March 16, 

2. Thomas J., b. January 16, 1832; m. Martha Kimball. (See) 

3. Frank S., b. August 23, 1834. (See) 

4. Martha V., b. October 27, 1840; d. September 4, 1843. 

5. Jennie L., b. May 6, 1846; m. Hiram B. Kaleigh, of Antrim, b. in 

1835 ; rem. to Windsor. 

Charles O., s. of Samuel and Sarah (Barker) Murdough, 
was b. Mar. 26, 1822; m. Mar. 26, 1846, Mary, dau. of Abel and 
Elizabeth (Farley) Farley, b. June 6, 1828. Res. in Bradford, 
Washington, Manchester, and finally in H. upon a farm at "Con- 
cord End." He d. Mar. 20, 191 1 ; she d. June 3, 1916. 


1. Mark, b. October 5, 1848; unm. 

2. Frank, b. February 18, 1853 ; m. November 22, 1875, Emma C, dau. 

of Stephen and Harriet (Marshall) Smith, b. in Washington, 
March 23, 1859. 



1. Vilona M., b. March 31, 1876 ; m. first, Irving McAdams ; m. 

second, Daniel Patt, of Providence, E. I. ; res. in Bruns- 
wick, Me. 

2. Warren P., b. May 5, 1882 ; m. Eebecca Avery, New Boston. 

3. M. Lizzie, b. in Washington, April 20, 1857 ; m. James M. Ray. (See) 

4. Noah F., b. October 13, 1860 ; m. June 16, 1883, Almira E. Colby, of 

Warner. Is a farmer and lives on the old homestead cleared 
by Thaddeus Monroe, the land purchased by money paid for 
services in the Revolutionary War, inherited by his son Hiram 
Monroe, who built the present house. 


1. James O., b. February 18, 1885 ; m. Zella P. Travis. 

2. Herman P., b. January 24, 1887 ; m. April 27, Frances L. 

Pierce, of Bradford. 


1. 2. Arlene Nancy and Eileen Mira, b. May 18, 1910. 
3. Norman, b. in February, 1912. 

3. Clarence A., b. March 4, 1888 ; m. Gertrude Richardson. 


1. Reginald, b. September 1, 1811. 

4. Daniel G., b. November 25, 1889 ; m. August 20, 1909, Gladys M. 


vu. CHILD. 

1. Edgar N., b. June 19, 1910. 

5. Wallace C, b. March 6, 1891. 

6. Clifford N., b. July 6, 1893. 

7. Ida May, b. April 29, 1898 ; m. April 21, 1916, Ernest N. Elgar. 

8. Roy J., b. June 7, 1903 ; d. July 17, 1904. 

9. Florence M., b. October 20, 1906. 

5. Leafey T., b. April 7, 1863 ; m. July 5, 1884, William H. Kilburn, of 



1. Frank W., b. in Milford, October 21, 1887. 

6. Martha M., b. December 11, 1864; m. December 26, 1885, John Mc- 

Comish, of New Boston. 



1. Charles J., b. November 25, 1892. 

2. Harry E., b. October 18, 1897. 

3. Hazel L., b. January 1, 1900. 

7. L. Grace, b. November 22, 1874 ; m. first, Eugene Curtis ; m. second, 
Fred Eeilly, of Milford. 

George W., s. of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Barker) Mur- 
dough, was b. in H., July 9, 1827; m. Mar. 4, 1848, Charlotte B., 
dau. of Justus and Charlotte (Blodget) Pike; lived in Bradford 
and Washington from 1848 to 1879, when they rem. to Chi- 
chester, where he d. Aug. 23, 1889; she d. in 1891. 


1. Caroline E., b. February 19, 1854 ; d. April 3, 1854. 

2. Jennie B., b. February 24, 1858; m. William Muzzey, of Bradford; 

rem. to Ind. One dau., Hattie. 

3. Hattie M., b. September 11, 1860 ; d. March 22, 1866. 

James Jackson, s. of Samuel and Sally (Barker) Murdough, 
was b. June 12, 1829; he served in the 16th Reg., N. H. Vols., in 
1862 and 1863 ; rem. to 111., in 1868, where he res. He m. in 1852, 
Lucy R., dau. of Stephen and Sarah (Hoyt) Jackman, who d. 
Apr. 17, 1903. 


1. Olive P., b. in 1854 ; m. John Parsons. 

2. Ida, b. in 1857 ; m. E. H. Salter; res. Iowa. 

3. Sarah, b. in 1860; m. A. J. Long; res. in 111. 

4. James W., b. in 1869 ; d. at Belle Flower, 111., in 1878. 

5. Burt K., b. in 1873 ; res. in 111. 

Thomas J., s. of Gilman and Hannah (Bell) Murdough, was 
b Jan. 16, 1832 ; m. Aug. 3, 1856, Martha A., dau. of Herburt and 
Sarah (Abbott) Kimball; he res. on the farm on County Road 
improved by his grandfather. His wife d. June 25, 1876. 


1. Josie E., b. November 23, 1856 ; m. Charles Whitcomb. 

2. Emma, b. April 18, 1858; was blind from birth; ed. at Asylum for 

the Blind, Boston ; was of an intelligent and cheerful dis- 
position. Died July 9, 1909. 


3. William H., b. June 28, 1859. 

4. Ida M., b. July 21, 1864; m. August 3, 1879, Stephen Gokey. 

5. Walter H., b. December 10, 1866. 

6. Albert A., b. August 13, 1868 ; d. in Antrim, March 9, 1886. 

Frank S., s. of Gilman and Hannah (Bell) Murdough, was 
b. Aug. 23, 1834; m. first, Jan. 17, 1864, at Marlovv, Julietta E., 
dau. of Luther and Elsie (Huntoon) Pollard, of Lempster; res. 
at Hillsborough Bridge. First wife d. June 24, 1873; m - second, 
Dec. 24, 1885, Laura D., dau. of Solomon and Louisa (Adams) 
Clark, of Barnstead. 


1. Jennie B., b. March 2, 1865 ; m. November 25, 1896, James I. Patter- 

son, Antrim. 

2. Charles E., b. November 23, 1867. 


Philip, was b. in England in 1636; emigrated to America 
with his parents when a child ; grad. from Harvard College in 
1654, when 18 years of age; was made Freeman in 1665; was 
Captain of the Rowley, Mass., Co. in the expedition against 
Quebec in 1690. He m. first, June 24, 1657, Sarah Jewell, of 
Rowley, who d. Feb. 14, 1665, and he m. second, Nov. 1, 1666, 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Lowell, of Newbury, Mass. 

His s. Joseph, by second marriage, b. Nov. 28, 1682, m. Han- 
nah Brooklebank in 1706, and their second s. Joseph, Jr., b. Mar. 
10, 1709, m. Nov. 7, 1734, Lydia, dau. of Aaron and Elizabeth 
(Pearson) Pingree. 

Moses, s. of Joseph, Jr., and Lydia (Pingree) Nelson, b. Dec. 
10, 1749; m. Jan. 9, 1777, Betsy, dau. of George and Betsy Booth; 
he lived in Leominster, Mass., until 1793, when he came to H. and 
located in the eastern part of the town upon a farm which still 
bears his name. 


1. Betsy, b. January 21, 1778 ; m. July 21, 1799, John Curtice ; rem. 

to New York. 

2. Mary, b. February 12, 1781 ; m. Webster King, of Stoddard. 

3. Moses, Jr. (See) 

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4. Eunice, b. July 5, 1785 ; m. Osgood Steele, of Stoddard. 

5. George, b. June 10, 1789. (See) 

6. Hannah, b. March 17, 1792; m. Isaac Carter, of Stoddard; d. Octo- 

ber 21, 1855. 

7. Sally, b. September 26, 1795 ; m. William Stacy, of Stoddard. 

Moses, Jr., s. of Moses and Betsy (Booth) Nelson, b. in 
Leominster, Mass., June 20, 1783, came to H. with his parents 
when 10 years old; he m. Jan. 16, 1808, Belinda Fuller, b. in Deer- 
ing, Sept. 2, 1788, and remained on the old homestead. 


1. Sarah, b. March 2, 1809 ; d. March 3, 1809. 

2. Samuel, b. July 10, 1810, d. July 11, 1810. 

3. Moses, 3d. (See) 

4. Harrison, b. August 23, 1813 ; d. December 23, 1813. 

5. George Harrison, b. February 13, 1815, in Troy, Me. ; d. in same 

town, May 13, 1815. 

6. Nancy Maria, b. July 28, 1816 ; m. January 17, 1839 ; d. September 

4, 1842. 

7. Susanna, b. August 7, 1819 ; d. August 8, 1819. 

8. Oliver Fuller, b. September 30, 1821. (See) 

9. Caroline Dutton, b. April 5, 1824 ; d. January 15, 1827. 

10. Carlos Harrison, b. August 15, 1826 ; d. March 31, 1827. 

11. Sarah Caroline, b. August 26, 1828; d. August 31, 1831. 

12. Carlos, b. February 16, 1830. (See) 

George, s. of Moses and Betsy (Booth) Nelson, b. June 10, 
1789; m. first, Nov. 13, 1813, Mrs. Nancy (Toby) Dutton, b. in 
Kittery, Me., 1780. He res. on the Silas Dutton farm, her father's, 
until her decease Nov. 1, 1838. (See Vol. I, p. 491.) He m. 
second, Dec. 12, 1839, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Nancy (Tag- 
gart) Barnes; he d. Dec. 9, 1855 ; wid. d. Jan. 23, 1905. 


1. Harriet B., b. (no date) ; m. April 7, 1834, Thomas H. Leverett of 

Keene ; he d. in July, 1840. This couple had a dau. who m. E. 
H. Tuttle, of Boston, Mass. 

2. Mary A., b. (date unknown here) ; m. Cyprian C. Norton of Chica- 

go, 111. ; rem. to Ohio, where he d. May 8, 1874 ; wid. d. Septem- 
ber 19, 1883. 



1. Frank G., b. January 4, 1853. 

2. Theodore, b. February 13, 1855. 

3. Caroline Weed, b. February 14, 1859. 

3. George K., b. May 31, 1839. 

4. George T., b. December 29, 1840 ; d. at Concord, October 8, 1906. 

5. Henry H., b. September 29, 1842 ; m. September 8, 1879 ; d. Novem- 

ber 1, 1909. 


1. Elizabeth G., b. June 27, 1880. 

2. Henry H., Jr., b. August 11J 1882. 

3. Avis E., b. April 13, 1886. 

6. Harriet L., b. August 29, 1844; d. March 23, 1911. 

7. Eugene B., b. November 11, 1847 ; m. November 20, 1872, Frances 

Allen Whittier of Boston, Mass.; wife d. August 5, 1896; he 
d. October 13, 1919. 


1. Henry E., b. August 5, 1873 ; m. in September, 1892, Annette C. 

Studley of Jamaica Plain, Mass. He d. in October, 1915. 

2. Mabel W., b. December 8, 1876. 

3. Edith W., b. September 10, 1879. 

8. John G., b. November 19, 1850; m. September 15, 1886, May E. 

Kellom of H. He d. in August, 1893. 


1. Leslie, b. March 10, 1888. 

2. Mildred, b. in 1891. 

Moses, 3rd, s. of Moses, Jr. and Belinda (Fuller) Nelson, b. 
in H., July 5, 181 1 ; m. Mar. 1, 1838, Philqma, dau. of Ephraim 
and Hannah (Hadlock) Codman; d. Jan. 9, 1854; wife d. Dec. 10^ 


1. Lionel H., b. September 2, 1839. (See) 

2. Ephraim C, b. May 2, 1846 ; d. September 29, 1848. 

Oliver Fuller, s. of Moses and Belinda (Fuller) Nelson,, 
was b. Sept. 30, 1821 ; m. May 24, 1849, Sophia, dau. of Dr. 
Elisha and Sophia (Kingsbury) Hatch. He was engaged in the 

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rubber business at Montreal, Can., a few years, but returned to 
this town and embarked in trade at Bridge Village ; finally rem. to 
Mass. ; d. Sept. 14, 1882. 


1. Emma S., b. March 14, 1857 ; m. Dr. James E. Cleaves of Medford, 

Mass., a graduate of Harvard, both in the academic and 
medical courses ; res. in Medford, Mass. 


1. Kuth, b. May 31, 1886. 

2. 3. Edwin and James H., twins, b. January 23, 1890. 

2. 3. Twin boys, b. in March, 1861. Both d. in one day. 

4. Arthur H., b. September 29, 1864 ; m. Carrie E. Puffer of Medford, 
Mass. An architect ; res. at Medford and Boston, Mass. 


1. Beth, b. March 1, 1887, and d. young. 

2. Harold A., b. June 18, 1888. 

3. Leslie S., b. July 3, 1897. 

Carlos, s. of Moses and Belinda (Fuller) Nelson, and g. s. 
of Moses and Betsey (Booth) Nelson, b. Feb. 16, 1830, in H. ; m. 
Jan. 9, 1850, in Nashua, to Elizabeth Jane Forsaith, dau. of James 
Forsaith of Deering. 


1. Irving F., b. February 5, 1852 ; d. May 28, 1876. 

2. Frank M., b. January 24, 1854 ; d. June 11, 1873, in Boston, Mass. 

3. Elizabeth N., b. December 11, 1856; d. January 5, 1888, in Goffs- 

town, N. H. 

4. Viola I., b. October 8, 1859. 

5. Arthur M., b. June 15, 1869. 

Lionel H., s. of Moses and Philoma (Codman) Nelson, b. 
Sept. 2, 1839; m. first, Sept. 11, i860, Alwillda M., dau. of Chapin 
K. and Sarah S. (Beckworth) Burtt, who d. May 24, 1868; m. 
second, Dec. 7, 1871, Clara A., dau. of Berich Chase; she d. Feb. 
5, 1887 ; he d. May 24, 1902. 


1. Willie K, b. July 25, 1861 ; m. first, March 1, 1886, Delia W. Davis 
of Weare, b. May 18, 1867; she d. April 5, 1890; m. second, 
November 6, 1892, Ethel Patch of Henniker. 



1. Mabel Eliza, b. April 21, 1887 ; d. August 14, 1889. 

2. Zadel Mae, b. March 24, 1890. 


1. Maud Easter, b. April 18, 1897 ; m. November 4, 1916, Asa D. 



1. Martha Lucretia Cutting, b. November 26, 1917. 

2. Marcia Lucendia, b. May 17, 1919. 

2. James W., b. July 21, 1900. 

3. Marie Adeline, b. September 19, 1908. 

2. Mary M., b. February 22, 1863; m. January 13, 1881, Horace J 



1. — , b. November 13, 1881 (?) ; d. October 18, 1882 (?) 

2. Horace, b. July 22, 1895. 

3. Ermin Maxwell, b. January 19, 1899. 

3. Charles A., b. September 26, 1865 ; m. February 28, 1884, P. Sophia 

Preston, b. March 28, 1866. Children: 1. Leon; 2 Clarence; 

3. Harry ; 4. Beatrice. 

4. Fred L„ b. March 1, 1868 ; m. February 25, 1856, at H., Myrtie May 



1. Guy Leslie, b. August 30, 1888. 

2. Lila Gertrude, b. August 30, 1898. 

3. Vileta Phylona, b. February 1, 1900. 

5. Annie P., b. June 15, 1873; m. John Hill; three children. 

6. Ida M., b. October 31, 1874 ; m. Frank Haven ; three children. 

7. Eddie L., b. December 6, 1879 ; m. Etta Mahannan. 

8. Stella M., b. February 1, 1882. 

9. Etta M., b. January 17, 1884 ; unm. 


Jason H. T., only child of Joseph and Betsey (Wheeler) 
Carter, was b. Aug. n, 1816. When two years of age, was 
adopted by Simon Hartwell, and brought up in his family, and his 
name changed to Newell by act of legislature; m. Dec. 6, 1838,. 


Lovilla Emery, dau. of Levi Emery and Sarah Hildreth, b. Dec. 
16, 1820; m. second, Mrs. Mary J. Savory; m. third, Sarah Emer- 
son ; res. at the Bridge Village, where he was engaged in mercan- 
tile business; he d. Dec. n, 1901. 


1. Sarah M., b. March 29, 1841; m. April 7, 1861, William H. Story. 


2. Rosella A., b. March 4, 1844 ; m. Eev. George W. Anderson at H., 

May 9, 1867. 


1. George Jason, b. August 27, 1869, at H. ; d. at Whitefield, N. H. 

2. Richard Roscoe, b. in Utica, N. Y., June 28, 1872. 

3. Albert C, b. November 15, 1847 ; d. October 9, 1893. 

4. Eva Z., b. July 10, 1854 ; m. Stillman C. Davis of Warner, N. H. ; he 

d. in Warner, November 9, 1912. 


1. Channey Burdette, b. August 5, 1878, in Norwood, Mass.; d. 

October 15, 1888, at Hillsborough. 

2. Lloyd Granville, b. January 23, 1881, at Norwood, Mass.; m. 

December 25, 1908, to Mary Alice Newell of Chelsea, Mass. 

v. CHILD. 
1. Wilbert Newell, b. February 2, 1910. 

3. Stillman Clough, b. September 19, 1884, at Norwood, Mass. 

5. Amy N., b. February 17, 1857. 


James, s. of Joseph and Pamelia (Bingham) Newman, b. in 
Washington, May 10, 1818; came to H. in 1841 and engaged in 
the stove and tinware business for many years. He was an up- 
right, energetic, public spirited business man, respected by all. He 
m. first, Oct. 31, 1844, Mary J., dau. of John and Betsy (Brig- 
ham) Morey, b. in Washington, Aug. 23, 1824; she d. Feb. 1, 
1847; he m. second, Sept. 11, 185 1, Abbie P., dau. of Willard 
Everett, of Francestown. He d. May 10, 1884. 


1. James E., b. in Washington, July 26, 1845 ; d. July 9, 1855. 

2. Eugene H., b. in Washington, September 21, 1852; d. January 28, 



3. Henry P., b. in Washington, December 2, 1853 ; ed. in the town 

schools and Colby Academy at New London ; studied medicine 
and received the degree of M. D. from the Detroit Medical Col- 
lege in 1878. In 1879 he visited Europe, where he remained 
two years studying and visiting the hospitals at Strasburg, 
Leipsic and Bonn. He engaged in an extensive practice in 
Chicago, occupying a position as Lecturer in the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons. He m. Fannie L. Hodges, of Chica- 
go, and they have two children : Helen E. and Eugene B. 

4. J. Willard, b. in Hillsborough, October 22, 1856 ; studied law with 

Brooks K. Webber, Esq., and afterwards in Chicago. 

5. Anna P., b. March 20, 1862 ; unm. 

DeWitt Clinton, s. of Joseph and Pameifa (Bingham) 

Newman, was b. in Washington, Feb. io, 1828. He m. first, in 

1863, Mary J. Harrington; she d. Dec. 14, 1866; he m. second, in 
1873, Mrs - Arvilla Whittier. 


1. Mary H., b. July 19, 1874. 

2. Etta A., b. August 16, 1875. 

Solon, s. of Joseph and Pamelia (Bingham) Newman, b. in 
Washington, Dec. 14, 1829; came to H. and engaged in the man- 
agement of hotels, mainly houses of summer resort. He m. July 
1, 1873, Ellen A., dau. of Hiram and Mary (French) Bell, b. May 
4, 1845. He d. Dec. 11, 1904. 

1. Blanche B., b. October 6, 1877 ; m. Arthur M. Burnham. 


2. Barbara, b. March 16, 1906. 

Capt. Emmons, s. of Theron B. and Lucy (Taylor) New- 
man, was b. in Brighton, Mass., July 21, 1847; received title of 
captain from original Carter Guards, later known as Co. K, 2nd 
Reg., N. H. N. G. ; chief of police; chief of fire department; 
represented town in legislature ; interested in real estate ; the re- 
naming of the post office and a move to protect the old oven were 
brought about mainly by his efforts ; popular and liked by all ; 


made many small improvements about town spending much time 
and energy for church and public functions. He was twice married 
and d. Aug. 25, 1910. One dau., Marion, by first marriage, who 

m. Brown and res. in Detroit, Mich. One s., Donald, by 

second marriage. 


Henry D., s. of Benjamin and Clarissa (Ayer) Nichols, b. 

July 22, 1823; m. Mary A. , b. Aug. 16, 1820, in Bradford. 

He was killed in 1858 by a falling tree, aged 35 years. 


1. Eugene, b. February 28, 1846, in Keene ; moulder ; res. in Hillsbor- 

ough, N. H., Winchendon and Gardner, Mass. ; in. April 14, 
1867 ; in Winchendon, Clara J. Reed, dau. of J. L. and An- 
giolina Alger Reed. 

2. George A., b. May 25, 1849 ; m. Julianna Annella Perkins ; d. in H. 


1. Etta, b. September 8, 1879 ; m. first, June 27, 1900, Fred Melvin 
Millard, Jr. of Suncook, b. February 26, 1873 ; he d. August 
25, 1900, of accident; lineman. She m. second, August 15, 
1904, Joseph H. Stock, b. March 7, 1882. 


1. Florentine, b. September 8, 1906. 

2. Shirley Seager, b. August 20, 1908. 

3. Waonda John, b. December 1, 1913. 

4. Henrietta Jane. 

5. Stanley Selwyn, b. April 12, 1916. 

3. Clara J., b. August 18, 1853, in H. ; m. Frank P. Marshall of Spring- 

field, N. H. 

4. Henry B., b. August 10, 1855, in H. ; d. in H., unm. 

George A., s. of Joseph and (Huse) Nichols, m. Nancy 

Hemphill ; had tannery on School St. and made shoes. 


1. Joseph Frank, b. April 6, 1864; m. in 1888, Nellie, dau. of Capt. 

Orlando G. and Eleanor a L. (Potter) Burtt ; Postmaster under 
Roosevelt administration ; member of Harmony Lodge Masons ; 
trustee Smith Memorial Church. 

2. William D., b. July 19, 1876. 

3. Horace F., b. in June 1879; m. Carrie E. Johnson. 


1. Bertha A., b. July 1, 1916. 


Philip, b. at Burlington, Me., in 1833, ra. Anne Peasley, b. at 
B. in 1843 ; res. all their lives in that town. 


1. Anna. 

2. Edward. 

3. Frank. 

4. Harry L., b. ; m. at Lowell, Mass., November 30, 1893, Eliza- 

beth, dau. of Edward and Annie (Mills) Coleman, b. at St. 
Johns, N. F., and ed. in the schools of that town. 


1. Ella, b. July 4, 1894. 

2. Annie, b. November 26, 1895. 

3. Lilla, b. March 4, 1897. 

4. Fannie L., b. July 10, 1899 ; d. June 10, 1907. 

5. Edith, b. May 24, 1901, in So. Chelmsford, Mass. 

6. Mabel, b. June 2, 1903, in So. Chelmsford, Mass. 

7. Harold, b. in May, 1908 ; d. August 11, 1908. 


William, was b. in Chelmsford, Mass., Oct. 7, 175 1 ; m. 
Mar. 30, 1773, Hannah Dutton, of Billerica, Mass.; and tradition 
says came to H. in 1780. (Name does not appear on tax list until 
1784) ; settled on the Edward J. Dunbar place near the Centre; 
wife d. Apr. 16, 1816. 


1. Kebecca, b. April 6, 1776. 

2. Ebenezer, b. June 17, 1778. 

3. Lucretia, b. December 23, 1781; m. November 12, 1802, William 

Jones; d. September 30, 1805. 

4. Silas, b. March 8, 1785 ; m. Keyes. 

Alexander, Jr., s. of Alexander and Nancy (Dickey) Par- 
ker, was b. in Litchfield, Mar. 8, 1768; m. first, Vashti Parker, of 

PARKER. 449 

Bow; she d. Aug. 3, 1805, and he m. second, Dec. 31, 1805, Mrs. 
Abigail (Breed) Taylor, a widow with seven children. He d. 
May 4, 1859. 


1. James, b. August 15, 1793 ; m. Susan Peatt, and rem. to Monmouth, 

111., about 1838 ; he d. in July, 1839, soon after reaching their 
destination. Children : Angeline, Henrietta, Almeda, Eliza- 
beth, Jane, and two others. 

2. Alexander, 3rd, b. May 13, 1795 ; m. in 1838, Chora Ordway ; he 

united with the church at H. when he was 17 ; after m., he 
rem. to Walnut Hills, O. ; subsequently to McConnelsville, O., 
and d. at Centreville, Ind., April 5, 1880. Children : Cornelius, 

3. Vashti, b. December 4, 1797 ; m. in 1820, Zebediah Shattuck, b. in 

Andover, Mass., in 1792. The active years of his life were 
spent in Nashua. She d. in December, 1823 ; he d. in February, 


1. Emily Taylor, b. in H., March 1, 1822; m. in 1851, Henry W. 

Sanderson, of Chelsea, Mass. Children : 1. Emily Hagar ; 
2. name not known. 

2. Vashti Parker, b. December 12, 1823; m. March 6, 1851, Byley 

Lyford, M. D., b. in Canada, but practiced in Hillsborough, 
Nashua and Tilton. He d. at the latter place, January 23, 
1873. (See Physicians.) 

4. Patty, b. August 2, 1800 ; d. July 5, 1816, unm. 

5. Mitchell, b. January 1, 1803 ; d. unm. 

6. Julia, b. April 10, 1807; m. Othni Crosby. (See) 

7. Nancy, b. July 16, 1809 ; m. David Campbell, of Nashua ; she d. in 

Boston, in 1877 ; no children. 

8. Ruhamah, b. February 12, 1814 ; m. June 8, 1840, at H., Seth Fuller. 

She was a noted teacher in Grove Hall Seminary, New Haven, 
Conn., Germantown, Pa., and in Miss Ranney's Institute at 
Elizabeth, N. J. He was principal of Waterbury, Conn., Aca- 
demy. He d. in Mar., 1844; she d. Oct. 30, 1886. A dau., 
Martha, d. February 21, 1885. 


Nathaniel, was b. in Mass., May 22, 1754; was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War; came to H. in 1785; settled a farm on 
east side of Loon Pond, known as the John Harriman place. He 


m. first, Lydia Nutting, b. in Mass., in 1758; she d. Feb. 22, 1814; 
he m. second, Mary Gibbs Bell, who d. Oct. 16, 1858. He d. Oct. 
10, 1840. 


1. David, b. in Sudbury, Mass., July 19, 1778; d. in H., September 4, 


2. Jacob, b. in Weston, Mass., October 24, 1780 ; d. in H., November 

9, 1806. 

3. Lydia, b. in Weston, Mass., May 24, 1782 ; m. William Baker ; rem. 

to Carroll, and d. October 24, 1872. 

4. Sally, b. April 5, 1785 ; m. November 13, 1808, Braverter Gray. (See) 

5. Susan, b. January 19, 1788 ; d. November 3, 1841. 

6. Nathaniel, Jr., b. September 5, 1791 ; m. December 13, 1818, Ehoda 

Carr ; rem. to Ohio. 

7. William B., b. February 26, 1794 ; d. in Goshen, May 14, 1813. 

8. Samuel, b. May 13, 1796 ; d. at Troy, N. Y., September 8, 1815. 

9. Aaron, b. September 18, 1803 ; rem. to Weare, where he m. Sarah, 

dau. of Benjamin and Priscilla (Hogg) Colby, who d. August 
21, 1S85 ; he d. May 1, 1885. 


William H., s. of George C. and Lucy R. (Roper), and 
grandson of John and Mary (Kimball) Patten, was b. in Deering, 
June 15, 1854, and after living forty-four years in Deering and 
three years in Manchester, came to H. in 1901. Mr. Patten's an- 
cestor, Samuel Patten, was among the earliest comers to Deering, 
and the records of his farm comprises the earliest recorded deed 
in the town. He m. Priscilla More in Ireland, and came to Mar- 
blehead, Mass., in 1765, removing with wife and six-year old son 
to Deering in 1768. His father, George C., was the author of an 
excellent historical sketch of Deering published in the History of 
Hillsborough County. 

Mr. Patten was educated in Francestown Academy, and was 
a carpenter by trade. A musician of local note he was a member 
of Hillsborough's (second) Brass Band and a player of good 
repute. (See Vol. I, p. 441.) He m. in Manchester, Feb. 15, 1881, 
Emma V., dau. of Robert and Susan Dodge, of that city ; he d. in 



1. Samuel Warren, b. December 20, 1881 ; m. Lena M. Colburn, of 



1. Theodore E., b. April 16, 1902, in Weare. 

2. Hazel L., b. in Weare, November 7, 1906. 

2. Florence Mary, b. June 7, 1886 ; m. John W. Brewer, of H. 


1. Frances Lucille, b. November 16, 1913. 

3. Mabel Frances, b. July 7, 1886 ; m. Lester G. Temple, of Manchester. 

v. CHILD. 

1. Dorothy Virginia, b. July 13, 1913. 

4. Charles Valentine, b. February 14, 1893. 


Dr. Benjamin D., s. of Robert and Persis B. (Dodge) Peas- 
lee, was b. in Weare, April 18, 1857; ed. in common schools and 
McCollum Institute, Mont Vernon ; studied medicine and gradu- 
ated at Pattee Medical College, Cincinnati, O., in 1885 ; began 
practice in Concord in company with Hon. Jacob H. Gallinger, 
M. D. ; was later at Melrose, Mass., for about three years, coming 
to H. in 1893, where he has since res. Dr. Peaslee gives special 
attention to diseases of eye and ear. He m. first, Feb. 11, 1880, 

Alice M., dau. of Samuel B. and Hammond of Dunbarton; 

wife d. and he m. second, June 11, 1889, Hattie, dau. of Benjamin 
F. and Harriet (Hatch) Dutton, of Maiden, Mass. ; she d. and he 
m. third, June 15, 1919, Ethel A., dau. of Edwin A. Gay. 


1. Karl B., b. in Bradford, January 7, 1881 ; d. in Hillsborough, 
September 26, 1901. 

Nathan Bailey, s. of Humphrey and Elizabeth Peaslee, 
dau. of Hezekiah and Mary Brockway Brown, was b. in 
Deering, Sept. 16, 1852; m. Apr. 16, 1874, in Antrim, Sarah 
Francis, dau. of William B. and Lynda E. (Templeton) Prichard, 


b. Nov. 23, 1856, in H. ; res. in Deering, Concord, Peterborough, 
Hillsborough since ; he is a farmer. Served in National Guards, 
Co. K., five years ; was fire commissioner three years ; overseer 
in Contoocook mills five years. 


1. William, d. in infancy. 


Eugene O., s. of Capt. Jonathan and Eunice (Drinkwater) 
Pendleton, was b. at Northport, Me., Aug. 28, 1842. His early 
life was passed to a considerable extent with his father upon his 
sea voyages, and he finally reached the position of Mate. Tiring 
of a sea-faring life, he became a traveling salesman for the O. K. 
Gerrish Nursery Co., often coming to H., and Dec. 25, 1878, he 
m. Ellen P., dau. of Perkins and Eliza J. (Putney) Andrews, b. 
April 7, 1846, to engage in farming upon the Andrews homestead. 
He d. Nov. 29, 1910, after a long and distressing illness. No chil- 


Cyrus W., s. of David and Phebe (Haskins) Perry, was b. at 
Chautaugua, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1838; came to H. in 1863 ; m. Nov. 26, 
1864, Sarah A., dau. of Parker and Charlotte (Atwood) Kimball. 


1. Hattie L., b. August 26, 1865 ; d. May 19, 1889, unm. 

2. Alice M., b. July 11, 1867 ; m. August 27^ 1912, Frederick C. Hart- 

well, Littleton, Mass., wbere they res. 

3. Charles S., b. February 6, 1871 ; m. November 8, 1899, Grace L., dau. 

of Amariah and Rosamond (Dillingham) Smith, b. December 
13, 1877. He is a druggist at Bridge Village. One dau. Euth 
Geraldine, b. March 1, 1901. 

4. Mabel F., b. August 5, 1875 ; m. Joseph William Cobb, February 7, 


Note — Oliver Hazard Perry, bro. of David mentioned above, m. Harriet Gilmore t 
and had 2 sons, Onslow and Horace. He operated a mill at the Lower Village. 



Butler H., s. of Russell and Polly (Merrill) Phillips, was b. 
in Loudon, Aug. 17, 1815; m. Nov. 6, 1848, Huldah P., dau. of 
Jehiel and Polly (Peabody) Woodward, of Turnbridge, Vt. 

Educated in the common schools and Gilmanton Academy, he 
studied medicine with Dr. Nahum Wight of Gilmanton ; attended 
medical lectures at Dartmouth and Bowdoin Medical Colleges, 
graduating at the last named institution in May, 1841. Dr, 
Phillips located at the Centre in this town in December, 1841, 
where he rapidly acquired a large practice. In Volume I, I stated 
he stayed here one year, but in reality he remained until October, 
1846, almost five years, when he left to attend Medical Lectures 
at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He then located in 
Pembroke, first on the Street and then in Suncook Village, as old 
age crept on. His wife, b. Jan. 4, 1826, d. Sept. 20, 1887. He d. 
May 19, 1893, after forty-six years of honorable practice in his 
chosen profession. 


1. Clara Augusta, b. October 6, 1850 ; m. June 12, 1872, John Robinson 

Kimball, s. of Jonathan and Pamelia Knox (Holt) Kimball; 
studied medicine with her father, and after practicing in An- 
trim several years he came back to his native town of Pem- 
broke in 1873, where he practiced until his death, January 8, 
1893, four months before his father-in-law. He was greatly 
interested in educational and historical affairs. 


1. Mary Lizzie, b. September 21, 1874. 

2. Harold Chase, b. August 12, 1878. 

2. Henry S., b. July 7, 1853 ; d. in August, 1854. 


It is perhaps sufficient for us to begin the record of this 
family with Thomas Pierce, who was born in Shrapshire, Eng., 
about 1608, and who married, in his native town, about 1634, 
Elizabeth Worthington. This couple came to New England in 
1635, an d settled in Woburn, Mass., where he was prominent in 


local affairs, holding the office of Selectman for several years. He 
d. Nov. 6, 1683 ; widow d. July 16, 1688. 

Among the children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Worthington) 
Pierce was a son named Stephen, b. in Woburn, Mass., July 16, 

165 1 ; he m. Tabitha and settled in Chelmsford. They had 

a son named Stephen, who was one of the purchasers of Won- 
nalancet's possession on the southwest bank of the Merrimack 
River, and known as Wamsesit, where he afterwards settled. He 
m. and had several children, two of whom, Robert and Benjamin, 
there is record. 

Benjamin Pierce m. Miss Elizabeth Merrill, and lived in 
Chelmsford. This couple had a son Benjamin, whose biography 
enters directly into the history of Hillsborough. 

Gov. Benjamin Pierce. 

Benjamin, Jr., was born in Chelmsford, Mass., December 
2 5> 1757. His father dying when he was 6 years old, he was 
brought up by his Uncle Robert. His boyhood history is not un- 
like that of other boys of his times. His advantages to secure an 
education could not have afforded him more than the rudiments 
of the "Three R's." He was at work in his uncle's field plowing 
on the morning of April 19, 1775, when the tidings were received 
that the British had resorted to arms and Americans had been 
shot down by their soldiers without leniency. As Putnam did in 
his Connecticut field, so the boy Benjamin Pierce unhitched the 
oxen from the plow, and leaving that farming tool to rust in the 
furrow, he hastened to his uncle's house, seized his gun and equip- 
ments and proceeded to Lexington. 

The British had retreated to Boston, and he followed the foe. 
The next morning he enlisted in Captain Ford's company. He 
was among those stationed at Cambridge, and he participated in 
the Battle of Bunker Hill, performing a man's part you may be 
assured. He served throughout the war, and when peace had 
been declared he was retained in the regiment which went with 
Washington to take possession of New York, so he continued 
under arms until the last troops had been disbanded at West Point 
in 1784, almost nine full years in service, and during the time he 








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had not taken time to visit his home. Serving in the different 
capacities of private, corporal, sergeant, ensign and in command 
of a company when mustered out, he had won the reputation of 
a brave and efficient officer. 

Upon his return to Chelmsford, owing to the depreciation 
in the currency in which he had been paid during his long term of 
service, he found himself in straitened circumstances. In 
this dilemma he was glad to accept of Colonel Stoddard an 
appointment as agent to explore a tract of land in Cheshire 
County, and which now comprises the town of Stoddard. 
In returning from his trip into Stoddard he passed through 
a corner of the town of Hillsborough, staying over night 
in a log cabin on what has been known since as the Downing 
Farm. He built a house on the farm since (1840) owned by 
David Smith, and is situated one-half mile west of Lower Village. 
He bought fifty acres of land here, and the following spring he 
returned alone to begin his clearing. He lived and worked here 
alone for nearly two years, or until his marriage. The first of 
October, 1786, upon the recommendation of Gen. John Sullivan, 
he was appointed Major of the first brigade of militia organized 
in Hillsborough County. He commanded the 26th Regiment. 
After twenty years of service, in 1807, he retired from active duty 
in the militia, having won the title of General of the brigade com- 
posed of all the regiments in the county. 

In civil affairs he was equally as successful. In 1789 he was 
elected Representative to the Legislature for the classed towns of 
Henniker and Hillsborough, and he continued to represent these 
towns or Hillsborough alone, when it had sufficient population, 
for thirteen successive years. In 1803 he was elected Councillor 
for Hillsborough County, and held this office until 1809, when he 
was appointed Sheriff of the county by Governor Langdon. This 
office he held until 1813, when, refusing to carry out an order of 
the Supreme Judicial Court, which he did not consider right, he 
was removed. This was during the War of 1812 when even the 
courts of New Hampshire were at loggershead over the policy the 
state should pursue in regard to the war. The following year 
he was returned to the council, and was elected annually for the 
next five years, when he was re-appointed sheriff. By this time 


he had become one of the leaders of public affairs, and in 1827 
and 1829 he was chosen Governor of the State. This office he 
filled with great satisfaction to his constituents and credit to him- 
self. At the Presidential election in 1832 he was made Elector. 
This was his last public office, closing a career of fifty-seven years 
in continuous service in war and peace. 

Soon after the Second New Hampshire Turnpike was built 
General Pierce bought about two hundred acres at the Lower 
Village, where he built a mansion and opened a tavern, which be- 
came one of the most noted hostelries in the country. 

After the death of Gov. Pierce his estate fell into the hands 
of his son-in-law, Gen. John McNiel. His granddaughter, Fannie 
McNiel, who married Judge Chandler E. Potter, became the next 
owner, and when it passed from this possession it was partitioned 
into lots and sold, no less than five owners coming into possession. 
The mansion house and about 20 acres of land were bought by 
George H. Stewart, who changed the appearance of the residence 
materially. He moved one of the barns from across the road to 
adjoin the house, and built on the south and west side of the latter 
a piazza. He removed the old "wall house", the lattice summer 
house, the fence to the "front yard," and made other minor 
changes so the old dwelling with its colonial architecture and 
quaint surroundings would hardly be recognized by its most ardent 
admirer. (See Vol. I, p. 465.) 

Governor Pierce has been described as striking in his per- 
sonal appearance. He was about five feet and nine inches in 
height, rather thick set, with a rugged, honest-looking face, which 
resembled somewhat the best portraits of General Jackson. His 
eyes were bright with a merry twinkle, which was wont to lighten 
as he became animated in his conversation. His nose was pro- 
minent, his lips expressive of firmness, while his hair, brown in 
his prime, turned quite early in life to a snowy white. Of a lively 
temperament, fearless, frank-hearted, and free from all aristo- 
cratical pride, he was naturally fitted to please the great body of 
people. He was very fond of hunting and fishing, and constructed 
a pond in his dooryard which he kept well stocked with trout. 

While in the army Captain Pierce was taken prisoner at New 
York, and while held by the enemy he was grossly insulted by a 

PIERCE. 457 

British officer. The blood flushed on the lieutenant's face ; yet he 
quietly said : "Fettered by my parole, and unarmed, I cannot now 
resent this indignity, but the chances of war may yet bring us to- 
gether." And so it did for during an engagement between the 
armies they met, crossed swords, and the Englishman fell pierced 
t>y the young American. 

Benjamin Pierce was given a medal by recommendation of 
General Washington to men with distinguished service record. 
This medal, now in the possession of the New Hampshire His- 
torical Society, is believed to be the only one in existence. 

The historian, Mr. Amos Hadley, in summing up his life- 
work, says as "A boy of 18 he had dropped the plow which he 
was holding when he heard of Lexington ; but after nine years' 
military experience, he earnestly resumed the pursuit of agricul- 
ture in his new home. Though almost by accident this man had 
found a home in Hillsborough, yet he became one of the most 
honored and distinguished citizens not only of the town but of the 
state. He soon began to take a leader's hand in civil and military 
affairs, and held it more than forty years. He was earnest, 
honest, resolute, cheerful, sympathetic, and hospitable. While 
there was strength of unswerving purpose in lip and jaw, there 
was the merry twinkle of good nature in the eye. He had to such 
a degree the confidence and affectionate respect of the people of 
his town and state that he was almost constantly in official posi- 
tion, and as legislator, sheriff, councilor, and governor, he always 
proved himself worthy of his trust. Benjamin Pierce was a sin- 
cere friend of the people, and the people knew it ; in this lay the 
secret of his popularity. His patriotism was an enthusiasm, a re- 
ligion. He had no patience with those who were not for country 
in war or in peace. Woe to the man who, having opposed the 
War of 1812, wanted an office at his hands while he was Governor 
of New Hampshire! T won't appoint him', said the old patriot, 
*I won't appoint him, he weren't true when blood run- — when 
blood run!'" 

An anecdote illustrating to a marked degree the high sense of 
official honor belonging to him as an executive of the law, and 
also to his noble dignity of mercifulness to the helplessness of 
others, is told of him. At the period he was serving as high, 


sheriff of Hillsborough County, imprisonment for debt was not 
only tolerated but enforced, and it became his duty to arrest and 
consign to Amherst jail three veterans of the War for American 
Independence, whose sin lay in the charge of having failed to ac- 
cumulate sufficient of this world's goods to pay their debts to 
others in the coin of the realm. It may have been their weakness* 
it may have been through no real fault of their own ; ay, it may 
have been through an inborn generosity towards their fellow men 
that left them in their old age dependent upon charity to meet the 
obligations of living. Be that as it may, the conscientious executor 
of the law having performed his duty, proved himself higher than 
the exactions of duty, and paid from his own purse the debts and 
charges against them. Then, with the key in his own hands, he 
unlocked the prison door, and bade them go forth into the sunlight 
of that freedom which they had so nobly fought for in their 
younger and more useful years, saying: 

"My unfortunate fellow-citizens : — The feelings excited by a 
view of your unfortunate situation are inexpressible. That those 
heads, silvered by age and hardships, and those hearts throbbing 
with kindly emotions, should be held for this long period of time 
by their fellow-citizens, without the imputation of a crime, is 
more than my nature is able to endure. But, as an officer of the 
country, I have a duty to perform. I must either be governed by 
the law, and suffer you still to remain the devoted victims of un- 
avoidable misfortune and honest poverty, shut out from the genial 
light of heaven and the vital air of God' equal gift to all, or I must 
be directed by the powerful impulse of humanity, pay the debt 

myself, and bid you leave this dreary and gloomy abode My 

duty to my country, whose honor is deeply implicated by your 
sufferings, and my duty to my God, who has put it into my power 
to relieve, irresistibly urge me to the latter course. In this view* 
go, receive the uncontaminated air which is diffused abroad for 
the comfort of man. Be correct in your habits, be industrious, 
and may the best of heaven's blessing accompany you the re- 
mainder of your days." 

In what purports to be a true story of the siege of Boston 
John De Morgan says that Benjamin Pierce, then a youth of 18,. 
was the captain of a company of "Boys of Liberty," and effected 

pierce. 459 

the capture of a distinguished British officer and his men. Giving 
this officer a parole, which was broken, this Red Coat was met 
and lost his life in defense of himself, dying in Pierce's arms. So, 
early in the strife, this brave young patriot began his career in the 
Revolution, and a sturdier or more honest patriot in the American 
army did not meet the fire of the enemy. 

The home of Governor Pierce was the scene of constant hos- 
pitality, and many great men have been entertained there. Prac- 
tically all of the leading men of his party came here to consult 
with this sturdy Democrat, on the vital questions of the day, or to 
enjoy the bountiful hospitality of the genial old patriot of the days 
that tried men's souls. Among others Daniel Webster was a 
frequent visitor. Nor was the personnel of these guests con- 
fined to one political faction. On one of this noted statesman's 
visits, Noah Shedd, a youth of greater wit and brightness than he 
was usually credited with, called at the door. 

"I want to see the Governor," said Shedd to pretty Dolly 
Wilkins who had answered the summons. 

"That would not be possible, Mr. Shedd. Mr. Webster is 
here," said Dolly. 

The Governor accidentally overhearing this brief conversa- 
tion, broke in at this point, saying: 

"Come in, Shedd. You may be glad to meet Mr. Webster." 

Following the introduction Shedd stood staring at the illus- 
trious visitor, finally turning to his host, and exclaimed to the sur- 
prise of all : 

"I vote for you, Governor." 

"I am sorry for your lack of good judgment," replied the 

"Don't worry for me," replied Noah. "When I see you in this 
company you are not as sorry as I am!" 

An illustration of the interest Governor Pierce took in public 
affairs is shown in the following letter : 

Hillsborough, 20th Oct., 1806. 
Honorable Sir : 

In the forepart of this instant I Reviewed the Militia in this 
county of Hillsborough, Composing six of your Kegiments, and Sir, the 
improvements tiuey have since the last fall Reviews is beyond all ex- 


pectations. The promptness of Duty displayed by both officers and 
privates is truly nattering. They seem to have a just sense of the 
stations they severally hold in Defense of their Country's Eight — and 
citizens who are out of the Training hand by the attention they give 
on Muster day and at other times gives great spirit to the militia, and 
that they consider the Militia the onry proper source of defense. The 
citizens in general seem to be using their endeavors to inculcate those 
principles, which is of great importance. 

I am, Dear Sir, with sentiments of Esteem and Eespect, Your very 
humble Servant. 

Benjamin Pierce. 

Everywhere he was known, in town and out, Governor 
Pierce's memory was held in deep esteem as patriot, statesman, 
benefactor and friend. 

Governor Pierce suffered from a partial paralysis of the left 
side for about two years before he died, but his mental faculties 
were unimpaired to the last. He died April 1, 1839. He m. first, 
March 24, 1787, Elizabeth, dau. of Isaac and Lucy (Perkins) 
Andrews, of H., a woman of excellent qualities. She d. Aug. 13, 
1788, leaving an infant daughter. He m. second, in 1789, Anna, 
dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Harris) Kendrick of Amherst. 

Mrs. Pierce deserves more space in history than she has been 
accorded. She was a woman of high intellectual gifts, well 
educated for her days, and a most companionable person, who was 
mourned at her death, Dec. 7, 1838, by a wide circle of friends. 
There is no doubt but she was of great assistance to her husband 
in his long official career. Having a limited education himself 
he frequently called upon her for assistance, and often for advice 
upon questions which statesmen were supposed to answer. It 
is known that he almost invariably followed her suggestions and 
seldom, if ever, found them wrong. It is related that in making 
out a deed the warrior and statesman came to the expression, "to 
stake and stones." Mistaking the first word to mean one of the 
front members of the foot, the embryo lawyer turned to his better 
half and blurted out: "Say, Sally," (he always called her by that 
name), "what in thunder does 'toe, stake and stones mean?' " It 
is needless to say, she soon set him right. She had a very cheerful 
nature, which made bright the home life of the family. 

PIERCE. 461 


1. Elizabeth A., child by first marriage, b. August 9, 1788 ; m. Gen. 

John MeNiel. (See) 

2. Benjamin Kendrick, b. August 29, 1790. (See) 

3. Nancy M., b. November 2, 1792; m. Solomon MeNiel. (See) 

4. John Sullivan, b. in 1797 ; served in the War of 1812, and was com- 

missioned Lieutenant ; d. at Detroit, Mich., in 1825 ; a young 
man of great promise. 

5. Harriet B., b. in 1800; m. Hugh Jameson of Boston; she d. Novem- 

ber 24, 1837. 

6. Charles Grandison, b. in 1803 ; d. at Utica, N. Y., June 5, 1828, unni. 

7. Franklin, b. November 23, 1804. (See) 

8. Charlotte, b. in 1807 ; d. in infancy. 

9. Henry Dearborn, b. September 19, 1812. (See) 

Major Benjamin Kendrick, the eldest son of Gov. Benja- 
min Pierce, was b. in Hillsborough, Aug. 29, 1790. He pursued 
his preparatory studies at Phillip's Academy, and entered Dart- 
mouth College in the fall of 1807, and continued in that institution 
for three years, when he commenced the study of the law with 
David Starrett, Esq., of Hillsborough. He continued in Mr. 
Starrett's office until the commencement of the war with Great 
Britain, when he entered the regular army as a lieutenant of ar- 
tillery. In August, 1813, he was promoted to captaincy; in June, 
1836, he was promoted to Major of the First Regiment of Ar- 
tillery, and ordered to Florida. Oct. 15, 1836, he was made "Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel by brevet, for distinguished services in the affair 
of Fort Drane;" and, the same month, was appointed by Governor 
Call of Florida, Quartermaster-General, and Colonel of the regi- 
ment of Creeks attached to his army. In consequence of his 
arduous duties and the sickly climate, Colonel Pierce's health be- 
came greatly impaired, and he was ordered North for duty. He 
was stationed at Plattsburg with his regiment, and subsequently 
at Houlton, and New York City. Subsequent to his return 
North in 1838, he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Eighth 
Regiment of Infantry, and his appointment confirmed by the Sen- 
ate ; but he declined the appointment, preferring the arm of 
service in which he had served so long. Change of climate, how- 
ever, did not improve his health ; and he died of disease of the 
brain, at New York, in 1850, aged 60 years. 

462 history of hillsborough. 

President Franklin Pierce. 

President Franklin, the fourth son and sixth child of Ben- 
jamin and Anna (Kendrick) Pierce, was born in Hillsborough, 
Nov. 2$, 1804. Young Franklin was early sent to the academy at 
Hancock and then to Francestown Academy. In 1820, he became 
a student at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Me. Professor 
Stowe, the husband of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hon. 
Jonathan Cilley and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the distinguished 
author, were among his classmates. One of the most important 
events in his school life was the life-long friendship he formed 
for Hawthorne, which was fully reciprocated by the latter, who 
described his young friend as "A youth with the boy and man in 
him, vivacious, mirthful, slender, of fair complexion, with light 
hair that had a curl in it." At this period he was distinguished 
by the same fascination of manner that afterwards proved so 
magical in winning for him an unbounded personal popularity, 
which accounted in part towards his future success. A trait of 
character which was conspicuous through life was his adherence to 
truth. Quick to grasp an idea, and with a remarkable memory, 
he was inclined to allow his buoyancy of spirit to keep him from 
his studies. When an exceedingly difficult problem in algebra had 
been given his class to work out, he approached recitation hour 
without having given it a second thought. In this dilemma, notic- 
ing the example worked out finely on a classmate's slate, he un- 
hesitatingly copied it upon his own slate. A few minutes later 
he was called into the classroom, and it so happened he was asked 
to show his resolution of the problem. His tutor would have been 
less surprised to have been told that it was not solved than he was 
when young Pierce showed him his slate with the work nicely and 
correctly done. Looking at the example with undisguised sur- 
prise, the professor exclaimed: 

"Well, Pierce, where did you get this?" 

Whatever weakness he may have possessed, Frank Pierce 
was truthful, and anticipating that his tutor was asking him a 
sober question he wished answered, he replied : 

"Where did I get it? Why, from Stowe's slate, to be sure!" 

This reply was given with such a sangfroid that the class 

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burst into merry laughter. If the tutor was displeased with his 
student's lack of application to his studies, he was thoroughly con- 
vinced of his honesty of character. 

He graduated in 1824, and returned to Hillsborough, but soon 
after entered upon the study of law in the office of Levi Wood- 
bury, of Portsmouth. The last two years of his preparatory 
studies were spent in the law school at Northampton, and in "the 
law office of Judge Parker, at Amherst. He was admitted to the 
bar in 1827, and opened an office at Hillsborough. 

In 1829 he was elected a Representative to the Legislature, 
and was a member of the House of Representatives four years, 
in the two latter of which he was Speaker of that body. 

In 1833, he was elected to Congress, and was a member of the 
House of Representatives four years. 

In 1834 he was married to Jane Means Appleton, a daughter 
of Rev. Dr. Appleton a former President of Bowdoin College. 
Three sons were born to him, the first of whom died in early in- 
fancy. Another named Frank Robert, died in 1844 at the age 
of four years. 

In 1837 Gen. Pierce was elected to the Senate of the United 
States and took his seat at the commencement of the presidency 
of Mr. Van Buren. Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Benton, Silas 
Wright, Buchanan, and Walker, were members of the Senate at 
the same time. 

In 1838 he removed to Concord, where he very soon had a 
very large practice and rose to the very highest rank as a lawyer. 

In 1842, after serving four years, Gen. Pierce resigned the 
office of Senator, and devoted himself wholly to the practice of 
his profession. 

It is rare indeed that a young man — he was only 37 — should 
voluntarily resign one of the highest and most honorable offices in 
the gift of the American nation, that he might be nearer his 
family and to devote all of his time and talent to his chosen pro- 
fession in the walks of private life. And this was a period of life 
when the love of power, the desire of preferment is apt to be the 
strongest. Franklin Pierce did this without regret, and for five 
years was eminently successful in the practice of his profession. 
Nor was he matched against ordinary legal lights, for his asso- 


ciates and competitors were men who fixed the standard of talent 
for the New Hampshire bar. These were such lawyers as Jer- 
emiah Mason, Daniel Webster, Levi Woodbury, Jeremiah 
Smith, John Sullivan, Ichabod Bartlett, and others, an array 
of legal ability, which, if equalled has never been surpassed in 
this country. While we may not claim for Pierce the legal intui- 
tion of Mason, the colossal strength of Webster, the artistic skill 
of Bartlett in presenting a case, or the silver tone of Sullivan 
whose voice fell upon the jury like a spell, yet for skill and ability 
in presenting a case to the jury, in the eloquence of his pleas, and 
for success in obtaining verdicts, he was surpassed by none. 

A biographer has well said : "Besides his attractive physique, 
and his graceful and strong manner, he had a sort of chivalrous 
bearing toward the court, the counsel, and witnesses that carried 
everything before it. He had a vigorous understanding, a rare 
faculty for analysis, quick inventive genius, and a strong memory ; 
this for persons and localities was most remarkable, and it is said 
he never forgot a face nor a name." From the beginning he had 
a love, an admiration for the law as a profession, and a determin- 
ation to become one of the best advocates at the bar. It was this 
purpose which decided him to leave the senate. 

Mr. Daniel W. Bartlett, in his biography of General Pierce, 
said, "As an orator General Pierce stands in an exalted position. 
He has all the exalted graces of oratory — is a man to make a deep 
impression upon an audience by his manner — is impassioned, yet 
logical, in all his speeches. He never yet made a poor speech, and 
succeeds best with but little preparation — upon the spur of the 
moment. Unfortunately, his best efforts are unreported. His 
finest pleas at the bar are not preserved. As a lawyer he has long 
ranked among the foremost in the Union." 

The writer remembers of talking with a man of sound judg- 
ment and strong mind, who had heard Pierce make one of his 
pleas at the Wentworth trial, and he declared vehemently: 
"Eloquent? I tell you Frank Pierce should not have been allowed 
to plead at the bar, for no twelve men could be found all of whom 
could stand out against his eloquence and personal magnetism." 

In 1846 his party offered to nominate him for Governor of 
the state and though it meant an election without special effort on 

PIERCE. 465 

his part, he declined. The same year President Polk tendered him 
a place in his cabinet as attorney general, which he declined. 
During the same year he accepted the office of United States 
district attorney, considering that in the line of his profession. 

Finally there came a call he could not resist. The very at- 
mosphere of a town like Hillsborough, where he was born and 
lived much of his life, the scenery, the winter and summer life, 
the rugged landscape, the hills and valleys, the murmuring 
streams, and above all the influences surrounding his early years 
were all conducive to patriotism and martial duty. From his en- 
trance into life to his college days there lived in Hillsborough such 
men as John Gilbert, who had served through the War for Amer- 
ican Independence; the descendants of Isaac Baldwin, who fell at 
Bunker Hill; Captain John McNiel, a veteran of the Revolution; 
General John McNiel, the hero of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane in 
the War of 181 2, who with their associates were frequent visitors 
at the home of Governor Pierce. In his own home, night after 
night, during the winter months, around the big, open fireplace 
his father would gather his group of children about his knee, 
while he told them stories of the Revolutionary War and his serv- 
ice for nine long years, the whole tinged with romantic interest. 
From such parentage and with such associations in his younger 
years he could not help feeling his heart beating with family pride 
and patriotism when the roll of the drum proclaimed the opening 
of the Mexican War. 

In 1847, when the Mexican war was in progress, Gen. Pierce 
enrolled himself as a volunteer in a company which was raised in 
Concord, and went through the regular drill with his fellow sol- 
diers as a private in the ranks. On the passage of the bill for the 
increase of the army, he was appointed Colonel of the Ninth Regi- 
ment, and shortly afterward commissioned Brigadier General in 
the army. He sailed from Newport, R. I., on the 27th of May, 
1847, f° r Vera Cruz, in company with a part of the Ninth Regi- 

Upon starting to the front of war, in bidding adieu to one of 
his many friends, this person remarked: "I bid you God-speed, 
Frank, and hope you will come back in safety and honor." 


"I will come back with honor, or I will not come at all," was 
his swift, earnest response. 

In those days diseases and the pestilences of war were more 
to be dreaded than the enemy they had sworn to meet. The cam- 
paign of the Mexican War was a marked example of this kind. 
Leaving a northern clime to enter the torrid and sickness-breeding 
climate of Mexico, the American army lost more men from 
disease than it did from battle. General Pierce and his men 
shipped from Newport on the bark Kepler, and they were scarcely 
at sea before the soldiers, put upon a short allowance of water, 
suffered from sickness. At Vera Cruz this misfortune was again 
visited upon them, the general himself being taken down with the 
affliction. But he soon rallied, and sharing his provisions and 
money with his men he gained great popularity among them. His 
brigade was made up of the Ninth Regiment from New England ; 
the Twelfth from Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Northern Missis- 
sippi and Louisiana ; and the Fifteenth raised in Ohio, Iowa, Wis- 
consin, Michigan, and the eastern part of Missouri and the 
western part of Indiana. The whole force numbered 2,500 men. 
He was ordered to march at once to re-inforce General Scott in 
the interior of Puebla. His line of march, like nearly all of them 
in this war, was extremely harassing, as he was beset on all sides 
by the Mexicans and guerilla bands, whose object was to inter- 
cept all from the battle field of Contreras. A biographer in com- 
menting upon General Pierce's arduous and trying campaigns and 
battles in Mexico, says : 

"In his service in Mexico he did his duty as a son of the 
republic ; that he was eminently patriotic, disinterested and gal- 
lant; and that it has added a laurel to his- beautiful civic wreath. 
As a soldier and commander, he has shown gallantry before the 
enemy, and was eminently the friend and father of his command." 

Space forbids me from entering further into his war record 
than to say that he was at the battles of Contreras and Molina del 
Rey, where the Ninth Regiment, composed of New England men 
under Colonel Ransom won an enviable reputation. Unfortun- 
ately General Pierce was severely injured by his horse falling 
upon him among the rocks, so he was unable to act the part he 
would have otherwise have done. This incident was seized upon 

PIERCE. 467 

and distorted by his political enemies, but the facts remain, as 
shown by the official records that he was assigned one of the 
most arduous and dangerous campaigns of the war and that he 
conducted himself gallantly and heroically, and honored at last by 
being chosen to take part in the armistice. He had been made 
Brigadier-General, March 3, 1847. His one great sorrow in com- 
ing out of the war was the death of Colonel Ransom, his New 
England friend, who was leading the gallant Ninth in one of the 
fiercest assaults of the entire war. 

On his return from Mexico, General Pierce quietly resumed 
his law practice where he had abruptly stopped it two years 
before. In 1850 he was elected a member of the Constitutional 
Convention, and was chosen President of that body, his ballot at 
this election, 257 votes to 6, showing his popularity. 

General Pierce's personal appearance has been described as 
"elegant and commanding. He was within a few inches of six 
feet in height ; was rather slight and thin ; had a very pleasant and 
impressive address. His eyes were bright and piercing; his hair 
was greyish; his forehead, and, indeed, face, very fine, open and 
frank in expression. It is difficult to gain a fair idea of the man 
from a portrait. You need to see the gentleness of his manners, 
feel the kindliness of his nature, and witness the easy politeness 
of all his actions. There was not the spice of an aristocrat in the 
man; he was as polite to a beggar as to a prince, as free and 
generous to a country farmer as to a Senator in the halls of Con- 

In June, 1852, though he had refused all overtures to accept 
such a nomination, he was nominated for President of the United 
States, and at the election in November received the electoral vote 
of twenty-seven out of thirty-one states in the Union. Hon. 
David Cross, in an address at the dedication of a monument to his 
memory at Concord, November 25, 1914, said with truthfulness : 
"No other man in New Hampshire has held the office of President 
of the United States, no man has held offices such as he held with 
less apparent effort to obtain them. No lawyer has ever been 
elected to the place of Senator of the United States and resigned 
before his term of office had expired and returned to the drudgery 
and routine of the profession. 


In the midst of this proud renown an event occurred which 
completely clouded the happiness of the lives of President-elect 
Pierce and his wife. In January, 1853, while traveling with their 
only living child, a boy of eleven years and named for 
his illustrious grandfather, the car was thrown from the track, 
and the child instantly killed before the eyes of his parents. The 
delicate, sensitive mother was overwhelmed with a grief she never 
conquered. General Pierce was never the same man after this 
sad event, however wonderfully and heroically he went about his 
home life and public duties. "How worthless seemed the prospec- 
tive honors and the pageantry of the presidential life ; how empty 
and vain all earthly things in the presence of their dead child, and 
what terrible grief swept over him as he saw his fondest hopes 
suddenly crushed." 

The term of President Pierce was from March 4, 1853, to 
March 4, 1857. Those were years fraught with bitter and mighty 
political feelings — feelings that engendered hatred, strife and civil 
war ; a period when every active man had his enemies. His ad- 
ministration was signalized by the acquisition of Arizona from 
Mexico; the organizaton of the territories of Kansas and Neb- 
raska ; by the troubles in Kansas caused by the efforts to make it 
a slave state, and the repeal of the Missouri Compromise act. 

During his Presidential term General Pierce remained in 
Washington, but soon after its close he made a journey to Europe, 
hoping the change would prove beneficial to Mrs. Pierce. They 
were abroad nearly four years but Mrs. Pierce failed to recuperate 
as her loving husband had hoped, and she died in 1863, loved and 
respected by all who knew her. 

He continued to live in Concord, though- his heart was still with 
his native town, as witness his words when he was about to re- 
move to the state capital. "I leave Hillsborough with no ordinary 
regret. There are a thousand reasons why it cannot be otherwise 
■ — I have hitherto known no other home. 

"Here have passed many of the happiest days and months of 
my life. With these streams and mountains are associated most of 
the delightful recollections of buoyant and happy boyhood, and in 
my early intercourse with the generous, independent and intel- 
ligent yeomanry of Hillsborough I became attached to, and learned 

PIERCE. 469 

how highly to appreciate that class of the community which con- 
stitutes the true nobility of this country. I need hardly say that 
I shall never cease to remember my birthplace with pride as well 
as with affection, and with still more pride shall I recollect the 
steady, unqualified and generous confidence which has been re- 
posed in me by its inhabitants." 

Ex-President Pierce departed this life October 8, 1869, in 
his 65th year, a comparatively young man. The state in 1914 
erected a monument built of granite and bronze, which stands on 
the south side of the memorial arch, on the State House grounds, 
fronting Main Street, on a line with the sidewalk. The statue 
represents President Pierce standing in an easy position with his 
right hand resting on a conventionalized pedestal of fasces draped 
with the American flag, on which is a manuscript with the seal 
of the state, while his left hand rests against his hip. The sculptor 
was Augustus Lukeman. In the lower section of the inscription 
on the south side, which gives his war record, is engraved these 
words from General Ulysses S. Grant: 

"He was a gentleman and a 
Man of courage." 

In this brief sketch — by far too brief — the writer has at- 
tempted to describe impartially the meteoric career of one of New 
Hampshire's ablest sons. His could not have been a mediocre 
ability to have enabled him to have risen among so many brilliant 
men, step by step, to the highest office in the gift of the American 
people. When we judge him it must be with a full consideration 
of the spirit of his day ; of the warfare that he waged under diffi- 
culties that we, nearly three-fourths of a century removed, cannot 
understand; of the mighty political volcano that raged under his 
feet; of the stormy political battle that reigned about him, and 
threatened not only to engulf him but the country as well. 

Henry Dearborn, youngest son of Benjamin and Anna 
(Kendrick) Pierce, was born in Hillsborough, Sept. 19, 1812; he 
m. Nov. 11, 1841, Susan, dau. of Jacob Tuttle of Antrim, a most 
estimable woman, well worthy of being in the position she oc- 
cupied, as her husband was a worthy son of an illustrious father. 


From the day he cast his first ballot in 1833 to the year of his 
■death he was active and energetic in the conduct of town affairs. 
He was appointed Lieutenant of a company of cavalry in the 26th 
Regiment, Jan. 27, 1836, and promoted to Captain, Dec. 8, 1838. 
Governor Hubbard, in 1840, invited him to belong to his staff 
under the commission of Colonel. The next years, 1841-42, he 
represented the town in the State Legislature. With his military 
training and spirit, it was natural he should be prominent in the 
actions of the militia, with their musters. (See Vol. I.) He was 
elected Moderator of town meetings many terms. I have said 
for nineteen years, but the records do not quite bear me out in this 
statement, but he was Moderator, and a good one, for 1845, I 85°, 
1856-1857, 1859-1867. Belonging to a family of orators, he was 
a fine speaker, and always ready, whether at a lyceum or on more 
momentous occasions tO' defend his point of view on any subject 
that might come up. His wife died Oct. 18, 1874; he died April 
9, 1882. 


1. Kirk Dearborn, b. August 11, 1845. (See) 

2. Frank Hawthorne, b. January 10, 1848 ; d. December 31, 1908 ; unm. 

A lawyer by profession; a politician by nature, his was an 
active career. Educated in the local schools and academies, 
and graduating from Princeton College, he was admitted to 
the bar at the age of 23 years. He entered in the practice of 
his chosen profession in the law office at Lower Village, the 
building still standing, in company with his brother Kirk. The* 
Pierce Brothers enjoyed a lucrative practice here, until he 
was appointed by President Cleveland Consul to Matanzas, 
Cuba. The climate here proved anything but conducive to his 
health, and he started on his return to his home, and died in 
New York. He was Representative in 1877. Interested in the 
Amoskeag Veterans, where he acquired the title of Colonel, he 
was made judge advocate of the company. 

Kirk Dearborn, s. of Hon. Henry D. and Susan (Turtle) 
Pierce, b. Aug. 11, 1845; m - Feb. 17, 1879, Mary A., dau. of 
Dennis Collins, of Buffalo, N. Y. 

Kirk D. Pierce was educated at Boscawen and read law and 
was admitted to the bar and opened an office in the little building 




made famous by the occupancy of his uncle, President Franklin 
Pierce. Here, with his brother, Frank H., he entered into the 
spirit of his profession with a diligence worthy of his success. 
Quick, nervous and fluent of tongue, he has proven himself a good 
lawyer and excellent debater. Given the management of big cases 
he has proved successful to his trust, showing over and again that 
the eloquence of the family was not given wholly to one of its 
members. Removing his office to Post-Office building in 1897, ne 
is still there in active practice, the oldest lawyer in town, the last 
male representative left of an illustrious family. He is prominent 
in political circles, and a member of the order of Cincinnati. 

His wife, Mary A. Pierce, died at their home Sunday morn- 
ing, Sept. 18, 1910, in her 64th year, a woman of strong and 
beautiful character. As a wife and mother and loyal friend, she 
was on a high plane of womanhood, loved and respected by all 
who had the good fortune to meet her. 

Since the death of his wife, Kirk D. Pierce has lived with 
his two daughters at the fine residence which was once the home 
of President Pierce, his uncle. Mr. Pierce's home is filled with 
interesting heirlooms of the family. Among the other treasures 
life-sized portraits by Healy of Hawthorne, probably the best like- 
ness of this great romancer ever painted, Daniel Webster, Gov- 
ernor Marcy, John P. Hale, and others. A biographer has well 

"Sitting before the cheerful open fire in the library, sur- 
rounded by all these mementoes of great men and large events, one 
readily conjures up visions that are luminous with the eloquence 
and profound with the statesmanship of those who have stood at 
the same fireside in other days." 


1. Susan Hawthorne, b. December 16, 1881. 

2. Mary Kirk, b. February 14, 1883. 


The Pike, Pechi, Peque, family now largely distributed over 
the United States has been found by those who have traced the 
name to have an ancestry running back to the early days in English 


history. In fact, the name is found on Roman coin, and is in the 
literature of Egypt and the Hebrew language. Robert Pike, with 
whom the genealogy dates in England, was consecrated Bishop of 
Litchfield in the 12th century. Gen. Gilbert Pike, of Burn, was 
in 1299 created the first Baron. Gen. John Pike, of the VHIth 
generation, went to Spain in 1685 with the Duke of Lancaster. 
Joannes Pike, who was said to have married a cousin of Worthy 
Washington Pike, belonged to the ancestry of Sir Thomas More. 
Other illustrious ancestors might be mentioned, not the least 
among them being that of John Pike, Attorney, who with his wife 
Sarah Washington Pike were of the same ancestry as Gen. George 
Washington, and Pres. James A. Garfield was a descendant of 
Major Robert Pike. 

According to "Weever's Visitation of Somerset" we trace 
the ancestry back from John Pike, Attorney, already mentioned, 
and who came to New England from South Hampton, Eng., with 
his wife, two sons and three daughters on the ship "James" ar- 
riving on June 2, 1635, as follows : John, Stephen, William, John, 
Thomas, Hugh, Thomas, and Sir Richard Pike, of Pikes, Moore- 
linch Parish, West Bridgewater, Eng. This first representative* of 
the family in this country was a highly educated man, and leaving 
his native land at the time of the Reformation has often been 
classed among the dissenters, who came here to "worship God ac- 
cording to the dictates of his heart." Though a man of pro- 
nounced opinions and fearless in his convictions, educated as a 
lawyer he understood the value of prudence in a time when fac- 
tional feelings were rife. 

His sons, John and Robert, the first distinguished from his 
father by the title of Captain and his brother as Major, were both 
active and influential in current affairs. The older born in 
Bridgewater, Eng., in 1605, married Mary Tarbell and settled in 
Newbury, Mass. Educated a lawyer, he was elected to many 
town offices, was made deputy to the General Court in 1657-58; 
rem. to New Jersey for a number of years, he was made Judge 

*Tlie late Dr. C. A. Fernald, a member of the Pike family, spent many thousands 
of dollars and almost a lifetime in tracing its history, the result of his researches 
forming one of the most remarkable genealogical works that has been published. 
Dr. Clifford Pike, of Saeo, Me., who went to England and traced the family back to 
Archbishop Richard Pike, 1380, has written a histotry that is both interesting and 
valuable. — Author. 


pike. 473 

and Governor of the colony planted there, and returning to New- 
bury in 167 1, he continued his former activity in local circles. 

Among Captain John's descendants was Gen. Zebulon Mont- 
gomery Pike, worthy of his long line of soldiery ancestors, him- 
self distinguished in colonial warfare. It is of interest to us to 
know that he at the head of a doughty band of wood scouts was 
the first to explore the headwaters of the Contoocook River, 
ascend Mount Monadnock and lead his men on a first exploration 
down the valley of the Contoocook to the Merrimack River at 

Beginning with John Pike, Attorney, the first in America, 
we can easily follow the line of the following heads of families: 
John Pike, Atty., Captain John, Joseph, Joseph, Jr., Joseph, 3rd, 
Daniel, Thomas, Justus, the eighth in descent of the family in 
America and fifteenth in the line from Sir Richard Pike, of 
Bridgewater, Eng. 

Justus, s. of Thomas and Ruth (Keyes) Pike, of Hudson, 
Mass., was b. Aug. 24, 1792; m. Nov. 30, 1817, Charlotte Blodgett 
••of Tyngsboro, Mass, where he res. until 1824; wife d. Feb. 13. 
1819; he m. second, May 22, 1822, Mary C. Barker; rem. to 
H. in 1824, buying a farm on the side of Stow's Mountain; his 
second wife dying Dec. 29, 1857, he m. third, Mrs. Cynthia Bailey 
Barnes, b. April 5, 1809. He d. Aug. 24, 1863 ; wid. d. Oct. 26, 


1. Charlotte B. Pike, b. November 27, 1818 ; m. George W. Murdough, 



2. Charles P., s. of Justus and Mary C. (Barker) Pike, b. in Tyngs- 

boro, Mass., September 19, lS22t; came to H. with his parents 
when 1 year old. He m. April20, 1852, (Mrs.) Sarah A. (Good- 
ale) Severance, dau. of Levi and Mary Goodale, of H., b. De- 
cember 21, 1826. They res. in Bradford twenty-eight years, 
until their house was burned in 1880, when they came to H., 
buying the Isaac Cooledge farm. A broad-minded man Mr. 
Pike took an active interest in political and educational mat- 
ters ; served as school committeeman for many years, and on 


the boards of Selectmen for Bradford and Hillsborough; he 
was Justice of the Peace fourteen years. His wife d. July 9,. 
1889; he d. August 27, 1892. 


(For step-daughters, see Goodale gen.) 

1. Lizzie S., b. January 16, 1854; ed. in the schools of Bradford, 

Penacook and Colby, New London, academies. Was a pop- 
ular teacher nine years ; was the first lady member of the 
School Board in H, serving eleven years in the Town 
School District. She m. November 27, 1S78, George H. 
Tuttle. (See) 

2. Levi G., b. September 20, 1861 ; m. May 26, 1904, Catherine M. 

McLean, dau. of John C. and Mary McLean, of South 
Framingham, Mass., b. May 27, 1869. Her parents came 
from Scotland. Mr. Pike is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, 
and is a weaver in Hillsborough Woolen mills. 

Mrs. Pike is a direct descendant of the Clan McLean 
from the western Isles of Scotland. This brave and heroic 
surname is originally descended from that of Fitzgiraldo 
or Geraldson being the most potent name of English ex- 
tract in the kingdom. 

3. Winnie G., b. March 17, 1869; m. March 13, 1889, Freeman C. 

Adams, s. of Calvin and Loraine Newman Adams, b. Janu- 
ary 4, 1844. Mr. A. was a commercial traveler for many 
years, and traveled through every state in the Union with 
the exception of three. After his father's death, he ret. to. 
H. to care for the farm, but rem. to Manchester, where he 
d. February 17, 1913. 


1. Lester F., b. November 7, 1891. 

2. Beulah L., b. July 4, 1895. 

3. Elmo P., b. June 15, 1897. 

3. Horace G., b. January 24, 1824 ; ed. in schools of H. and at Hancock 
and New Hampton Academies ; studied medicine with Dr. 
George H. Hubbard and Dr. John Stevens ; was grad. in 1856 
from medical college in Woodstock, Vt. He practiced in 
Boston, Mass., three years, then went to California in 1859, 
where he practiced with marked success; m. Emma, dau. of 
Thomas and Anna (Jarvis) Lake, of Buckinghamshire, Eng. 
He res. in Sanel Mendicino Co., Calif. ; was a classmate of Dr.. 
John Goodell ; d. October 4, 1888 ; no children. 

pike. 475 

4. Jane E., b. February 20, 1826 ; m. in November, 1846, Thomas R., 

s. of William Graves of East Washington ; merchant, b. in 
Boston, August, 1820 ; res. East Washington. 


1. Nellie M., b. October 5, 1847; ed. in public schools of Wash- 

ington and Colby Academy of New London, N. H. ; teacher 
in Delaware and Maryland ; m. August 28, 1876, Charles 
B., s. of George B. and Adeline Gallond of Amherst, 
Mass., b. July 29, 1854. Mr. Gallond was ed. in the schools 
of Amherst, Mass., and Colby Academy ; merchant tailor. 

2. Lizzie R., b. June 15, 1857, in East Washington ; d. December 3, 

1863, in New London. 

5. Calvin A., b. August 11, 1827 ; d. April 4, 1853 ; unm. 

6. Sarah A., b. August 15, 1829 ; m. Elias Edwards, a high class car- 

penter ; res. in Wilmington, Del. ; she d. January 20, 1899 ; he 
d. June 10, 1906. 


1. Charles ; res. in Philadelphia, Pa. 

2. Albert. 

3. Edward ; res. in Philadelphia ; supt. of match factory. 

4. Arville, b. October 9, 1873 ; m. October 4, 1899, Sarah R. Lovell 

of Wilmington, Del. ; she d. March 18, 1912 ; he went to 
Houston, Texas. 


1. Margaret A., b. April 4, 1904. 

2. Dorothy L., b. May 18, 1906. 

7. Martha M., b. January 17, 1831 ; d. June 12, 1844. 

8. Elbridge B., b. March 9, 1833 ; d. June 5, 1836. 

9. Julany B., b. February 17, 1836 ; m. May 31, 1854, Silas, s. of Samuel 

Tandy, b. August 5, 1824, in Goshen ; res. in Washington, where 
he engaged in blacksmithing ; she d. April 25, 1896 ; he d. May 
2, 1906. 


1. Cora E., b. April 17, 1859 ; m. January 1, 1885, Edwin W., s. of 

Lorenzo and Emeline Muzzy of Newbury, N. H. ; they res. 
in Newbury for a few years, then rem. to East Washing- 
ton ; she d. December 5, 1910. 

2. Delia, b. July 23, 1862; m. April 21, 1885, Charles F., s. of 

Nelson and Laura Wellman of Washington, N. H., b. May 
25, 1856, in Dighton, Mass. ; he engaged in mercantile 



1. Elmer G., b. February 23, 18S6, at East Washington, N. H. ; 
in. May 20, 1907, Anna G., dau. of John and Ida 
Rudolph of Springfield, Mass. ; res. in Springfield ; en- 
gaged in plumbing and heating. 


1. Charles E., b. May 2, 1908. 

2. Bernice L., b. June 22, 1914. 


William, s. of William and Sarah Pope, was b. in 

Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 28, 173 — ; m. Feb. 4, 1762, Lydia, dau. of 
Josiah and Deliverance (Warren) Coolidge, of Sudbury, Mass. 
Came to H. previous to 1766; settled the Worthley farm, on 
which are apple trees standing within a few years which he is said 
to have brought from Sudbury. He and his w. were members of 
the church at its formation in 1769; was one of the first board 
of selectmen chosen at the incorporation of the town in 1772 ; also 
served other years, and was clerk in 1780. Was a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War. Rem. to Clarendon, Vt., about 1790. 


1. William, b. September 16, 1762, in Sudbury, Mass. 

2. Samuel, b. June 26, 1766. (See) 

3. Stephen, b. January 16, 1773. 

Samuel, s. of William and Lydia (Coolidge) Pope, b. June 
26, 1766; m. Nov. 23, 1786, Ruth Burrows of Amherst, b. Feb. 8, 
1770, settled on the Huntley farm; rem. from town probably 
about 1800. 


1. Samuel, b. May 19, 1787. 

2. William, b. November 24, 1788, at Henniker(?) ; d. August 16, 1875. 

Mary, his w., dau. of Dr. Peter Emerson, d. September 12, 
1875, aged 89 years. 

3. Levi, b. September 7, 1790. 

4. Lydia, b. March 7, 1796. 



Jonas, s. of David and Deborah (Farrar) Porter, b. in Al- 
stead, Jan. 12, 1829. After working on the railroad for a few- 
years, he engaged in the livery business at Charlestown; came to 
H. in 1874 and continued in the same business at the "Jackson 
Stable," until his death, Mar. 18, 1884. He m. Mar. 20, 1848, 
Caroline, dau. of Ephraim and Prudence (Symonds) Putnam, of 
Charlestown. She was a direct descendant of Gen. Israel Putnam 
of Revolutionary fame. 


1. Mary K., b. in Charlestown, December 23, 1849; ru. Warren L. 


2. Hattie L., b. in Charlestown, August 17, 1859 ; m. October 21, 1882, 

Edwin Johnson ; res. in Eeading, Mass. 


A son Francis, b. in Eeading, June 8, 1889. 


Colonel Chandler E., s. of Joseph and Ann (Drake) Pot- 
ter, was b. at East Concord, Mar. 7, 1807, and he was educated in 
the common schools and at Pembroke Academy, graduating from 
Dartmouth College in the class of 1827. He taught high school 
at Concord and Portsmouth, while studying law. He practiced 
his profession at Concord, but in 1843 removed to Manchester, 
where he became editor of the "Manchester Democrat," and in 
1852 and 1853 was editor of "The Family Monthly Visitor," dur- 
ing which period he contributed for each number an historical 
article of great interest which attracted wide attention. He was 
a writer of marked power and wide research, becoming noted for 
his Indian knowledge, contributing an article for Schoolcraft's 
work upon the Indians. In 1856 he wrote and published a His- 
tory of Manchester, which was a little storehouse of historical 
information relating not only to his adopted city but to the state. 
Upon completing that he wrote "The Military History of New 
Hampshire," which was published by the state. 


For several years he was Judge of the Police Court, and 
acquired a reputation for the ability and impartiality in which he 
discharged the duties of that office. 

He became commander of the Amoskeag Veterans, which 
gave him his official standing, and added much to his reputation 
by the efficient manner in which he conducted himself in connec- 
tion with this body. 

He married first, Nov. i, 1832, Miss Clara A. Underwood 
of Portsmouth. She d. and he m. second, Nov. 11, 1856, Frances 
M., dau. of Gen. John and Elizabeth A. (Pierce) McNiel. Came 
to H. soon after and lived on the Pierce-McNiel homestead at 
Lower Village. He d. at Flint, Mich., Aug. 3, 1868, whither he 
had gone on a business trip accompanied by his wife. Widow 
died at Brooklyn, N. Y. 


1. Joe H., b. in Portsmouth, June 22, 1833. He m. in Manchester, 

in August, 1859, Olivia, dau. of Robert and Hannah (Wood- 
cock) Smiley. He was a printer by trade and lived in Man- 
chester, Saginaw, Mich., and Hillsborough, where he d. Janu- 
ary 19, 1904. His wid. rem. to Manchester. 

in. CHILD. 

1. Clara Frances, b. in Saginaw, Mich., November 24, 1861. She 
came here early in life with her parents. Educated in 
the schools of this town and Manchester, she became a 
popular school teacher of unusual ability, and was a most 
estimable young lady ; d. April 3, 1888, aged 26 years, 4 
mos., 9 days. 

2. Ann, b. June 22, 1833, twin to Joe H. ; d. young. 

3. Treat, b. in Portsmouth, January 1, 1836; d. at Manchester, June 

16, 1879. Was a printer. 

4. Drown, b. in Portsmouth, January 1, 1838. At the breaking out 

of the Civil War he enlisted in the First Reg., Michigan Vols., 
of which he was Quartermaster Sergeant. He was killed at 
Garlick's Landing, Va., June 16, 1862. 


Rev. Levi M., s. of Robert and Polly Powers, was b. in Ber- 
lin, Mass., June 11, 1808; m. Arabella Rider, of Woodford, Vt., 
Nov. 5, 1831. Mr. Powers preached several years in the Baptist 


church in H. and East Washington, also supplying many other 
churches. He was an esteemed citizen, and represented Washing- 
ton in the State Legislature in 1854. He d. at East Washington. 

Lewis A., s. of the above, was b. in Bolton, Mass., Feb. 8, 
1838 ; m. Sarah J. Marshall, b. in Unity, Feb. 22, 1824. He served 
in the 7th Reg., N. H. Vols., Company A, in the Civil War, dying 
while in the service at Beaufort, S. C, Aug. 7, 1862. They res. 
in East Washington, where all of their children were b. 


1. Dana A., b. February 4, 1858 ; m. in Henniker, April 15, 1880, Ida 

F., dau. of Luke and Parmelia (Wood) Merrill, who d. July 6, 
1914, aged 55 years. Mr. Powers came to H. in 1865 to live. 


1. Winfred C, b. May 15, 1887 ; m. Isabel Ingals, b. August 15, 
1914, in Bradford. 

2. Sidney C, b. July 12, 1859; m. in 1882, Orlena Sturtevant. Two 

children, George and Arlo. 

3. Nellie S., b. April 6, 1861 ; d. January 20, 1862. 

Henry, ancestor of the family in H., was b. in Harvard* 
Mass., April 3, 1753. He m. Hannah Moore, of Boylston, Mass., 
and lived in Berlin, Mass., at the time of his death, June 17, 1822; 
w. d. in Boylston, Aug. 23, 181 1. Their son Robert, b. in Ber- 
lin, Mass., Aug. 3, 1780, m. Polly, dau. of John Powers, and lived 
in his native town. 


Jedediah, was of English descent, b. April 21, 1749; came to 
H. from Andover, Mass., about 1775 (his name is on the first tax 
list made out for 1776), and he built his first house on logs on the 
plains below Bridge Village, near the family burial lot. He m. 
Esther Burtt, of Andover, Mass., b. in 1752. He served in the 
Revolutionary War, and was present at the surrender of Gen. 
John Burgoyne. At the expiration of his term of service he 
walked home, bringing with him his gun, a large smooth-bore 
piece, which was still in the possession of the family a few years 


since. An incident which illustrates the use to which he could 
put the old weapon was told by his descendants. Salmon were 
at that time plentiful in the Contoocook River which flowed near 
his house, and he was in the habit of placing a "fish pot" in the 
river, thus catching a good haul often. But these pots were fre- 
quently robbed, and he determined to put a stop to such dealing,, 
so one night he loaded "Old Smooth-bore," putting in coarse salt 
instead of shot, and concealed himself in the bushes nearby, to 
await developments. In due time three men approached care- 
fully, and after reconnoitring one of them crept upon the tem- 
porary dam and stooped down to remove the pot, thus presenting 
a good target to Preston, who immediately fired. - The discharge 
was followed by a yell, and without making any search for the 
concealed marksman the uninjured men assisted their wounded 
comrade home, and Mr. Preston was never troubled by any such 
depredations afterwards. He d. in 1823; his wid. d. in 1829. 


1. Jedediah, Jr., b. January 21, 1773. (See) 

2. Esther, b. February 27, 1776 ; m. Jedediah Fowler ; rem. to N. Y. 

and d. there in 1842. 

3. Thomas, b. June 23, 1781. (See) 

4. Luther, b. August 5, 1784; d. March 5, 1842. 

5. Mercy, b. April 17, 1786; m. June 7, 1813, Dr. James S. Burtt, of 

Hancock (now Bennington), b. April 18, 1791, and d. Decem- 
ber 16, 1873 ; she d. June 21, 1837. 


1. Elizabeth P. Burtt, b. January 18, 1814; m. Walter Straw, of 
H. ; she d. May 28, 1850. 


1. Martha J., m. Brigham Otis, of Deering, and had one 

child, Amy. 

2. Annie, of whom nothing further has been found. 

6. Eben, b. August 6, 1788 ; m. November 22, 1810, Dorcas Burtt, of 

Bennington ; rem. to Cleveland, O., where he d. in 1847. 

7. Hannah, b. September 19, 1791 ; m. Thomas Burtt, of Bennington, 

b. July 5, 1794 ; res. in H. but d. in Bennington, December 12, 

8. Elizabeth, b. February 20, 1794 ; m. Joel Whitcomb, of Henniker ; 

rem. to N. Y. state, where she d. in 1860. 


Jedediah, Jr., b. Jan. 21, 1773, probably in Andover, Mass., 
came to H. with his parents, where he res. all of his life. He m. 
Hepsabeth Hardy, of Andover; he d. May 2, 1814; wid. d. in 
1866, aged 92 years. 


1. Hammon, b. November 8, 1799, in H. ; 111. in 1824, Sophia Huse, b. 
in Henniker, May 3, 1799 ; d. February 25, 1850, in H. 


1. Amoritt Huse, b. July 22, 1824 ; m. first, November 1, 1848, 

Allen Parker, of Antrim, b. January 14, 1827 ; d. November 
29, 1857 ; m. second, November 17, 1874, David W. Bow- 
man, and he d. November 5, 1877 ; she m. third, Morris 
Heath, b. August 24, 1821 ; he d. in 1902. 


1. Ella Jane, b. October 18, 1849; m. first, Alonzo Hoyt ; di- 

vorced, and m. second, August 29, 1877, Enoch E. Jack- 
son ; she d. August 31, 1877 ; he d. March 1, 1880. 

2. Charles Allen, b. March 6, 1852 ; d. November 3, 1872 ; unm. 

3. Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1854; d. May 23, 1880, unm. 

4. Georgiannah Amoritt, b. June 17, 1857 ; d. April 27, 1872, 


2. Fannie Elizabeth, b. May 28, 1826; m. Walter P. Straw, b. 

September 7, 1815; d. in April, 1886. (See) 

3. James Hardinge, b. September 14, 1829; m. December 29, 1852, 

Lucinda, dau. of William and Phebe (Curtis) Millen, b. 
July 2, 1829. He was buried in Deering cemetery. 


1. John S. Wyman, b. November 14, 1857 ; m. May 1, 1880, 

Sarah E. Martin, in Boston. 

2. Sophia P., b. March 28, 1866 ; m. February 28, 1884, Charles 

A., s. of Lionel and Alwilla M. (Burtt) Nelson, b. Sep- 
tember 26, 1865. 

3. William Hammon, b. June 15, 1868 ; m. April 8, 1889, Mary 

E. Carr of Boston ; res. at Boston. 

4. Eveline Marshall, b. October 4, 1834; m. January 20, 1854, 

Charles H. Foster, of Jaffrey ; lived in Manchester, Detroit, 
Mich., Chicago, 111., and other places ; he was master 
mechanic in machine shop; served in Co. C, 89th Reg., 
111. Vols., Civil War; d. January 6, 1894. 


5. Ariannah Deodaniy, b. March 30, 1840; ra. February 16, 1859, 
Charles Henry Clement, of Deering; he followed hotel 
business for several years ; res. in H. 


1. Mary Ellen, b. May 28, 1864; d. August 7, 1865. 

2. Squiers Sawyer, b. February 13, 1879; m. December 25, 

1901, Grace Seavy, of Warner; res. in Bellows Falls, 

2. Merrick, b. March 16, 1801 ; m. Eveline Marshall. 

3. Sophronia, b. April 12, 1803 ; d. umn. 

4. Sally, b. June 7, 1805 ; m. John Lucius Farwell. 

5. Luther. 

6. Dorcas, b. November 24, 1809 ; m. Frank Burtt, of N. Y. 

Dr. Thomas, 2nd s. of Jedediah and Esther (Burtt) Pres- 
ton, b. June 23, 1 781, was accorded the following tribute by one 
who knew him well: "Dr. Preston's advantages for schooling 
were poor, consequently his education was somewhat deficient, 
but he was blessed with a sound mind, good judgment and a very 
retentive memory. He commenced the study of medicine with 
Dr. Smith and continued with him some time, located in Deering, 
where he lived two or three years. On the death of Dr. Smith 
he returned to Hillsborough. There being no other physician 
here it proved a good opening, and by his faithfulness and strict 
attention to his practice, he soon built up a good business, which 
he retained until obliged to give it up on account of the infirm- 
ities of years." Dr. Preston m. Mrs. Mary (Jameson) Hosley, of 
Antrim, who d. Aug. 20, 1831, aged 33 years. 


1. Thomas Scott, b. January 24, 1829 ; m. Elizabeth L., dau. of Daniel 
and Dorcas (Abbott) Holt, of Antrim; was a talented mu- 
sician. He d. December 7, 1860. His wid. afterwards m. Or- 
rell A. Abbott. 


1. Mary E., b. June 6, 1850 ; m. January 1, 1873, James H. McAl- 


2. Flora A., b. January 14, 1858 ; m. July 3, 1873, Henry C. Colby. 



The ancient house of Prichard (Welch contraction of ap 
Richard, son of Richard) is a family of great antiquity. The 
fatherland of all the Prichards in the world is Wales. The lineage 
has an unbroken male record back to 520, and is exceedingly in- 
teresting. Before Wales became annexed to Great Britain it was 
divided into principalities. One of these lying between the rivers 
Nye and Severn had for its ruler an ancient prince known Car- 
adoc Varich Vras (Strong Arm), pronounced Ffraish Ffraish, in 
English Earl of Hereford. He married Togae, dau. of the King 
Beleanace of Monmoth. Their children inherited the crown and 
ruled this principality for more than five hundred years (520- 
1090), the last prince being in unbroken male descent. 

This Caradoc dynasty continued to give to posterity Welch 
names to the time of Henry VIII of England. The frequent re- 
petition of the Welch word "ap" (properly ab) caused much con- 
fusion, so the Bishop of Wales put forth an edict ordering all 
Welsh families to take a surname. 

The house of Caradoc had a ruling prince named Richard, and 
his son and heir to the crown was named William ap Richard, 
which became William P. Richard, in 1537 changed to Prichard, 
the first by that name. The inscription over his tomb in Llanover 
Church, Wales, 1622, surmounted by the family coat of arms: 
"Here lyeth ye bodies of William Prichard of Llanover, Esq., and 
of Mathew Prichard his sonne of Llanover, and heirs lineally 
descended from the lodge of Caradoc Vraish Uras, Earl of Here- 
ford, Prince between Nye and Severn." 

John, b. in 1665, was a member of Old South Church of 
Boston, Mass. His son, Paul Prichard, was b. in Falmouth, Me., 
now Portland, Me., in 172 1. He m. Hannah Perley, and settled 
in Ipswich, Mass., in 1772. He was a "Captain of the Horse" in 
the Revolutionary War. He d. in 1787. 

Captain William, s. of Captain Paul Prichard, b. Sept. 19, 
1759, served three years in the Revolution as "Captain of the 
Troops." He m. Deidamia Cummings. He was killed July 25, 
1835, by being thrown from his chaise, when his horse stumbled 


from stepping on a rolling stone. His wid. was burned to death, 
Dec. 17, 1840, when her clothing caught on fire from the fireplace. 

William, Jr., s. of William and Deidamia (Cummings) 
Prichard, was b. in New Ipswich, N. H., Sept. 19, 1792; m. Dec. 
10, 1818, Eliza, dau. of John and Betsy (Wheeler) Butman. This 
couple res. in Antrim for several years, where he taught school 
in the "hard districts," and was superintendent of School Com- 
mittee in 1826. About 1840 he leased a saw and grist mill in 
Hillsborough, operating it, with the help of his son, William 
Barnard, for a number of years. His wife d. Oct. 20, 1835, and 
he m. second, May 18, 1837, Mary, dau. of Solomon and Polly 
Dane, of Hancock. She d. Oct. 11, 1854; he d. in New Salem, 
Mass., Apr. 19, 1857. 


1. William II., b. March 27, 1820 ; d. March 11, 1822. 

2. Emily W., b. October 22, 1821 ; m. Sumner Chamberlain, New 

Salem, Mass. 

3. William Barnard, b. in Antrim, July 30, 1823 ; m. December 30, 

1845, Lynda Elizabeth, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Eoss) Temple- 
ton, of Bellows Falls, Vt. He worked in the saw and grist 
mill for his father when a boy ; learned the carpenter's trade 
of his cousin, James B. Prichard, Fitchburg, Mass. Upon 
mastering his Irade he returned to Hillsborough, where he 
built many of the early houses. He built the first house on 
Henniker, Cross, Wyman and Union streets. In company with 
Peter Kumrill he built the Hillsborough Woolen Mill. At the 
age of 78 years he drafted the plan and frame of the new arch 
bridge across the Contoocook. 

Mr. Prichard was very fond of music, dancing and base- 
ball, walking ten miles on his 77th birthday to see a league 
game. He was a great lover of birds and flowers. He joined 
the Valley Lodge, No. 43, I. O. O. F., the night it was in- 
stituted, April 9, 1858, and witnessed the initiation of every 
member for fifty years ; also of the North Star Encampment. 
He was presented a jewel in that honor April 9, 1908. 

Mrs. Prichard died March 9, 1884; he d. at the home he 
had lived in for over fifty years, January 14, 1915, then the 
oldest man in town. 



1. James William, b. in Deering, May 19, 1847, came to H. with 

this parents in June, 1847, and has lived here ever since; 
he is a carpenter ; unmarried. 

2. Mary Eliza, b. in H., March 24, 1849; m. May 7, 1872, Walter J. 

Farrah. One child, Jamie M. 

3. John G., b. November 30, 1852 ; was drowned in the Contoocook 

River, July 23, 1865. 

4. Fannie S., b. November 23, 1856; m. Nathan B. Peaslee, of 

Hillsborough; one child, Willie, d. in infancy; she d. 
October 22, 1917. 

5. Emma L., b. March 7, 1858 ; d. April 23, 1858. 

6. Henry H., b. September 10, 1860; carriage maker; d. April 3, 

1903, in the house in which he was born ; unmarried. 

7. Helen A., b. October 19, 1862; m. July 9, 1884, William J. 

Marsh, of Hillsborough ; she d. January 12, 1922, in the 
house in which she was born. 

8. George A., b. November 3, 1864; m. March 2, 1891, Sarah A. 

Kane; one child, Doris Isabelle ; she m. John Everett 
Beane now of Hillsborough. 

9. Jennie Isadore, b. September 29, 1867 ; nurse ; unm. 

10. Emily Templeton, b. January 10, 1869; m. June 27, 1889, 
Charles Edgar Courser, an engineer on the B. & M. E. E. ; 
one child, Lynda May; res. in Manchester. 

4. Eliza M., b. July 3, 1825 ; r. August 17, 1826. 

5. John Wallace, b. February 4, 1829 ; m. Fannie C. Benjamin, of Wen- 

dell, Mass. Was a conductor on the railroad, and killed by an 
overhead bridge in Gardner, Mass., August 24, 1854. 

6. George H, b. in New Ipswich, June 17, 1830; harness maker. He 

enlisted August 29, 1862, in the Eleventh Beg., Co. D, N. H. 
Vols. He was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 
6, 1864, and again June 16, 1864, before Petersburg, Va., by 
which shot he lost his left arm at the shoulder, and Dr. Sam- 
uel O. Gibson his right one. He was discharged from the* 
Columbus Hospital, October 25, 1864. His commanding officer, 
Col. L. W. Coggswell, said of him: "He was always ready for 
duty and could always be relied upon as a brave, daring sol- 
dier." Mr. Priehard was killed in a railroad accident, while 
fighting fire at Hillsborough Bridge, August 19, 1884. 

7. Charles Hartwell, b. in Ashburnham, Mass., March 5, 1832 ; he was 

a carpenter ; d. in Fitchburg, Mass., December 29, 1897 ; unm. 

8. Edward Marcellus, b. in Wilton, January 28, 1834; m. Annie E. 

Eathburn, of Springfield, Mass. ; d. in New Haven, Conn. 

9. Augustus Dane, s. of second wife, b. April 11, 1838; m. Amanda E. 

Vose, of Boston, Mass. ; d. in Boston. 



Asa, was living in Leominster, Mass., at the breaking out of 
the Revolutionary War. He had three sons, all of whom served 
in the American army. The youngest of this trio, Levi, enlisted 
at the age of 14 years, and served until the close of the war bear- 
ing his full share in the dangers and hardships of a soldier's life. 
After his discharge he m. Mary Brooks of Sterling, Mass., b. 
Mar. 3, 1764, and rem. to Hancock, where he d. Dec. 23, 1828; his 
wid. d. Oct. 25, 1848. Of their fourteen children, two sons, 
Daniel and Benjamin, came to H. 

Daniel, s. of Levi and Mary (Brooks) Priest, b. in Han- 
cock, Mar. 14, 1792, came to Hillsborough Centre about 1815; m. 
first, Oct. 12, 1816, Nancy, dau. of Maj. Isaac and Rebecca 
(Symonds) Andrews, who d. Sept. 26, 1832, and he m. second, 
Feb. 28, 1833, Mehitable, dau. of William and Rhoda (Symonds) 
Howard. He remained here until 1829, when he ret. to Hancock, 
where he d. Dec. 11, i860; his second w. d. in Nashua, aged 100 


1. John B., b. December 17, 1817; m. Harriet F. Knight; he was a 

painter ; res. in Lowell, Mass. ; d. May 3, 1845 ; wid. d. in May, 
1848. One s. George Henry, who d. March 11, 1863, unm. 

2. Howard E., b. May 13, 1821 ; in. May 29, 1853, Wealthy H. Worden. 

He was a machinist and res. in Nashua. 

3. Joseph K., b. September 17, 1824; m. April 24, 1850, Lucinda A. 

Davis. He was a machinist and res. in Nashua. Had a s. Dr. 
Fred K., b. October 12, 1860. 

4. Isaac A., b. September 24, 1828 ; was a teacher of penmanship, and 

subsequently gave his attention to music ; was chief musician 
in the 91st N. Y. during the Civil War ; at close of war he en- 
listed in the regular army, filling a similar position, in the 
25th Infantry stationed at Fort Clark, Tex., where he d. 
August 8, 1870, unm. 

5. Rebecca A. (twin of Isaac), b. September 24, 1828; m. December 

11, 1851, David L. Wood, of Hancock; d. December 8, 1855. No 

Benjamin, s. of Levi (Asa) and Mary (Brooks) Priest, 
was b. in Hancock, Feb. 16, 1796; came to Hillsborough Centre 
in 1823, or 1824; he m. Sept. 22, 1824, Nancy, dau. of Paul and 

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Sarah (Parker) Coolidge, b. June 3, 1803. He united the occupa- 
tions of farming and blacksmithing, also giving considerable at- 
tention to fruit culture, being a pioneer in improvements of this 
nature. He was Postmaster at the Centre for twenty-seven years, 
probably the first to hold the office at that place. (See post-offices.) 
His wife d. Feb. 20, 1875 ; he d. Aug. 26, 1879. 


1. Nancy Elizabeth, b. August 24, 1826; in. September 18, 1851, 

Edward S. Morris, of Biddeford, Me., where they res. 


1. Lizzie Estelle, b. August 5, 1852. 

2. Belle P., b. March 31, 1854. 

3. Emily B., b. August 5, 1858. 

4. Arthur E., b. May 28, 1860; d. young. 

5. Bessie E., b. August 10, 1864. 

6. Annie E., b. January 1, 1866. 

2. George A., b. December 24, 1828 ; ed. in common schools and Hills- 

borough Academy ; studied medicine with Dr. Byley Lyford in 
his native village. After practicing a few years at the Centre, 
he rem. to Manchester, Mass., where he took high rank in his 
profession and in the educational life of the city. He served 
on the school committee for twenty years ; was trustee of the 
public library ; a charter member of Magnolia Lodge I. O. O. 
F., of which he was first Noble Grand, and he was interested 
in every movement for the improvement of the community. 
He d. April 25, 1888, unm. 

3. Charles A., b. May 3, 1832 ; was ed. at Hillsborough and Frances- 

town academies, and about the time he attained his majority 
he engaged in trade in his native village, in which he was 
very successful. Bern, to Brookline in 1865, and engaged in 
the lumber business for five years, when he became Superin- 
tendent of the Fitchburg, Mass., Lumber Company, and rem. 
to that city ; later he became the sole proprietor of the busi- 
ness ; served four years as a member of the Common Council 
of that city ; was a member of Harmony Lodge and Jerusalem 
Commandery of Fitchburg, and Eminent Commander for 
three years. He m. December 12, 1855, Emily Bailey of Brook- 
line ; d. September 19, 1887. 


1. Elizabeth A., b. December 12, 1858. 

2. George H., b. September 24, 1865. 

4. Arabella Coolidge, b. August 3, 1834; d. October 16, 1879, unm. 



Elton T., s. of Ira H. and Maria H. (Messenger) Proctor, 
and grandson of John and Mary (Whittemore) Proctor, was b. in 
Stoddard, Dec. 31, 1866; m. July 1, 1894, Cora A., dau. of John 
and Maria S. (Murdo) Grimes; has res. in Stoddard, Marlow, 
Peterborough, and since 1884 in H. 


1. Kalph G., b. December 17, 1S96. 

2. Fannie E., b. October 1, 1901. 


James H., s. of Jonathan and Mary (Craig) Ray, b. May 5, 
1821, in Henniker; m. first, Jan. 21, 1841, Hannah, dau. of 
Reuben and Betsey (Curtice) Monroe, b. Sept. 14, 1826, in H. 
and d. Aug. 24, 1852. He m. second, Lizzie, dau. of Richard and 
Mary (Gault) Chase, b. Aug. 12, 1826, in Pelham. He rem. to 
H., Oct. 30, 1854, and located at the Centre Village, on the farm 
now occupied by his s. George W. He d. Mar. 5, 1880. His 
second w. d. July 1, 1906. 


1. Angeline, b. August 3, 1844; d. September 23, 1849. 

2. Angie, b. July 31, 1850; m. April 6, 1873, William D. Harwood of 

Henniker; she d. April 13, 1877. 

3. George W., b. October 7, 1851 ; m. first, April 3, 1879, Ella, dau. of 

James and Sarah J. (Heath) Chase, b. October 5, 1851. He m. 
second, October 13, 1913, in Kumney, Mrs. Marcelline Ornand 
of Groton; served as selectman; he d. February 4, 1916. 

Jonathan, Jr v s. of Jonathan and Mary (Craig) Ray, was 
b. in Henniker, Nov. 17, 1816; rem. to this town in 1840, and 
settled on the David Monroe homestead; m. Nov. 25, 1845, Clar- 
issa A., dau. of David and Asenath (Wilkins) Monroe, b. Feb. 1, 
1824; she d. Oct. 17, 1875 ; he d. June 1, 1880. 


1. David M., b. May 28, 1847; m. September 22, 1869, Addie C, dau. 
of Albert G. and Tamme (Symonds) Burnham. He d. May 
30, 1916. 



1. Ida Estella, b. December 28, 1872 ; was a teacher in the public 

schools of Concord ; m. first, December 25, 1893, Harry 
Bailey, Jr., (See) and lived at Bridge Village; she d. and 
he m. second, July 27, 1913, Maria Sleeper. 

2. Edith Mariam, b. December 5, 1877 ; m. Lewis Staples, a mer- 

chant in Portsmouth ; he d. May 30, 1916. 

2. Annie M., b. April 1, 1852 ; ed. in Myers School, Chicago, and be- 

came a Friends' Minister ; was four years in Oklahama doing 
missionary work among the Indians ; now preaching for 
Friends' church. 

3. Mary S. (twin to Annie), b. April 1, 1852; m. January 3, 1873, 

Oliver A., s. of Hanum and Harriet N. (Pillsbury) Newton, b. 
in Henniker, March 28, 1850. He d. in New Boston, December 
12, 1911, aged 61 years; she d. in Manchester, June 27, 1912. 


1. Brainard P., b. November 2, 1877 ; m. Mary Benedict ; res. in 

New Boston. 

2. Gilbert Bay, b. July 4, 1888 ; a musician. 

4. James Milton, b. March 13, 1856 ; m. March 19, 1878, Mary E., dau. 

of Charles 0. and Mary (Farley) Murdough. Mr. Kay has 
been active in public and church work; local preacher in 
Methodist Church ; was Selectman in 1904-1905 ; interested in 
educational work he served on the town school board for 
many years. 


1. Ruth C, b. June 8, 1886; d. in infancy. 

2. Paul Jonathan, b. October 18, 1888. 

3. Pearl Asenath, b. October 3, 1899. 

4. Milton David, b. December 1, 1901. 


Albert, s. of Parker and Polly (Gunnison) Richardson, was 
b. in Goshen in 1S11; m. March 17, 1836, Lucy O., dau. of 
Thomas and Mary (Newton) Howlett. He settled on the Thomas 
Howlett homestead. He d. Nov. 6, 1890; she d. May 25, 1910. 


1. Sarah A. G., b. August 5, 1841 ; m. August 20, 1868, Austin P. 'White, 
Chicago, who d. in Boston, Mass., December 22, 1903. 


2. Thomas 1L, b. September 30, 1848 ; m. October 24, 1871, Addie M. 

Keed of Pittsfield, Mass. They had a s. George A., b. Decem- 
ber 23, 1872; d. July 1, 1873. 

3. George P., b. December 14, 1850 ; m. June 28, 1874, Isabel P. Adams,, 

of Chicago. Children : George P., Jr., b. June 28, 1876 ; Isabel 
Maria, b. April 23, 1884. 

4. John H., b. June 14, 1854; d. June 11, 1855. 

5. Mary Isabel, b. July 4, 1860; d. December 16, 1866. 

Stephen, s. of Thomas and Mary (Davis) Richardson, was 
b. in Deering, May 24, 1795; came to H. when young and res. 
here during life. He served in the War of 1812; was working 
for Gen. Solomon McNiel building wall when drafted. He started 
at once leaving a stone partly placed ; upon his return the first 
thing he did was to finish placing the stone, and complete his job. 
He succeeded to the Minot farm; was for many years deacon of 
the Congregational Church at the Centre. He m. Jan. 7, 181 6, 
Sally, dau. of Joash and Sally (Hildreth) Minot. 


1. Sarah D., b. March 16, 1816; m. Luther Flint. (See) 

2. George Gates, b. April 6, 1826. (See) 

George Gates, s. of Stephen and Sally (Minot) Richardson,, 
was b. April 6, 1826. Went to Lowell when 20 years of age, 
where he res. four years and then ret. to H., and settled upon the 
homestead of his father. W'as appointed U. S. mail messenger,. 
Jan. 1, 1874, from H. to Contoocook; afterward route agent, and 
later postal clerk from Peterborough to Manchester; in all. 
he served eleven years. Then rem. to Manchester, where he was 
in trade until 1891. He m. Oct. 12, 1848, Lorinda B., dau. of 
Calvin B. and Polly (Barnes) Johnstone, "who d. July 6, 1884, 
leaving no children. He m. second, Mary W. Gordon, who d. Feb. 
28, 1891, at Manchester. He m. third, Oct. 3, 1894, Abbie J. 
Bickford, of West Parsonfield, Me. He d. Jan. 1, 1902. 

Isaac, was a son of Thomas and Mary (Davis) Richardson,, 
b. in 1797; lived for a time in Francestown, where he m. Oct. 14, 
1819, Lois Dinsmore; later rem. to Lempster ; ret. to H. about 
1845 '■> lived a few years on the Bixby farm and afterwards at the 
Centre, where he d. July 24, 1865 ; w. d. Nov. 8, 1853. 



1. Catherine, b. in Francestown ; d. in infancy June 30, 1820. 

2. Jeronie P., b. in Francestown ; m. Harriet, dau of Nathan and 

(Barden) Atwood ; lived a few years on the "Nat" Woods 
farm ; rem. to Carolina, N. Y. 

3. Isaac F., b. in Francestown ; d. Cambridge, Mass. 

4. Lorenzo D., b. in Francestown, May 19, 1826; m. Mary Ann, dau. of 

Benjamin and Ordway. 

5. Mary F., b. in Francestown, where she d. September 23, 1837, aged 

7 years. 

6. Ann E., b. in H. ; after death of her mother was housekeeper for 

her father until his death. She never married. 

7. Charles, b. in Francestown ; m. Mary Fortune, of Andover, Mass. 

8. Honora, b. in Francestown ; d. in childhood in H. 


This patronymic borne by the first settler of Antrim and 
closely associated with the earliest comers to H. has been spelled 
in various ways, as Raley, Riley, Raleigh, etc. Philip, had he 
been a genealogist, which is not reasonable to suppose, could have 
easily traced his ancestry back through three generations by Col- 
onel Thomas, who d. in England in 1726, Philip, Carew, to Sir 
Walter Raleigh of historical fame. When Philip came to America 
is notknown to me, but the records of Sudbury, Mass., show him 
to have been a resident there in 1731, and to have been born in 
the North of Ireland of Scottish parentage, in 1719; d. in Antrim, 
in 1789- He was one of the very earliest settlers in this vicinity. 
Of his children Major was born in 1749, who m. a Dolly with 
some surname in Concord, Mass. Of their children were Dolly, 
b. Nov. 30, 1774; Major, b. Feb. 10, 1778; he d. in Deering, June 
6, 1830. There was a James L., b. in 1790, who d. in H., July 
2, 1864. 


Robert, came among the earliest settlers of Massachusetts 
from England, and received land in the first division of the early 
colonists of Salisbury, Mass. His grandson, William Ring, settled 
in Amesbury, Mass., but later removed to Warner, N. H. He 
had a son James G., who m. Hopeful Courser, both fathers having 


been Revolutionary soldiers and pensioners. His son Levi was 
b. in Warner, Oct. 9, 1839; m - Au §- 7> l86 4, Lorinda, dau. of 
Capt. P. Richardson of Antrim. He had come to H. in 1862, and 
became a farmer by occupation, though later he was a tanner. 

Though I did not find data so as to record the fact in Vol. I 
of this History, Mr. Ring enlisted Oct. 10, 1864, in Co. D, but was 
transferred Jan. i, 1865, to Co. A, Eighth Vet. Battle N. H. Vols. ; 
was mustered out Oct. 28, 1865 ; d. Sept. 8, 1878. 


1. Ernest W., b. February 19, 1867. 

2. Etta N., b. December 15, 1874. She was adopted, upon the death 

of her father by George B. and Nellie (Brockway) Andrews, 
of Bradford. She became a teacher and elocutionist ; m. De- 
cember 10, 1902, George W. Lincoln. (See) 

3. Gertrude L., b. April 23, 1876. She was adopted in 1878 by William 

O. and Maria (Cressey) Heath, Bradford. 

4. E. Granville, b. April 6, 1878. 


Richard, b. in Scotland about 161 5, came to Charlestown, 
Mass., with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1639; was admitted to the 
church in 1640; soon after removed to Cambridge, Mass., where 
he lived until his death. He was a man of importance in- local 
affairs, and was a juror at trials for witchcraft in 1680. 


1. .John, bap. May 31, 1640. 

2. Samuel, of whom no record has been found. 

3. Nathaniel, b. in 1649 ; m. August 4, 1669, Mary Brazier ; d. in 1719. 



3. Nathaniel, Jr., b. February 28, 1677 or 1678 ; m. first, in 1695, 
Hannah Chandler : she d. in 1718 ; he m. second, Mrs. Mary 
Prentice. He d. January 26. 1761 or 1762. By his first 
marriage he had eight or nine children, though but one is 
given here. 


6. Philemon, b. September 19, 1709 ; grad. from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1729 ; was ordained pastor of a church in 
Bradford, Mass., February 2, 1732. 


4. Kobert, b. in 1651; name of wife unknown; res. in Concord, Mass. 
Had several children, among whom was George. (See) 

N. B. Though the records have not been found to prove it, there 
are reasons for believing this couple had at least three daus. 
not mentioned in above list of children. 

George (Robert, Richard), b. about 1678, has left a very in- 
complete record as far as I have been able to discover, and this 
is very unsatisfactory. He was undoubtedly a man of sterling 
character, and rem. at the time of his first marriage to Chelms- 
ford, Mass. He was probably married three times, and some say 
he left nine sons and three daughters. Lieutenant Jonathan Rob- 
bins, who served in Captain John Lovewell's company upon the 
hazardous scout to Pequaket, and died from wounds received in 
that desperate encounter with the Sokoki Indians, was probably 
a brother, though he was frequently claimed as the son of George. 
Another brother, sometimes declared to be his son, was a 
Lieutenant in Captain Willard's expedition to the White Moun- 
tain wilderness in the summer of 1725. George res. in that part 
of Chelmsford which was finally set off as the separate township 
of Westford. 


1. Benjamin, b. in 1708 ; was a "Snow-Shoe Scout." 

2. Joseph, b. in 1711 ; d. young. 

3. Joseph, b. in 1714. 

4. Jonathan, b. in 1717 ; was Corporal in Captain Hunt's company of 

the Louisburg expedition in 1745. 

5. Zachariah, b. in 1720. (See) 

6. Sarah, b. in 1723. 

7. John, b. in 1727. (See) 

Zachariah, s. of George Robbins, was b. in Westford, 
Mass., in 1720, was private in Captain Hunt's company in the 
Louisburg Expedition of 1745, while his brother Jonathan was 
Corporal. Zachariah, the first of three to bear that name in suc- 
cession, lived all of his life in Westford, and reared a large family 
of children, among whom was Zachariah, Jr. (See) 

Among the other children there seems to have been two 
sons by the names of Timothy and Samuel Robbins. The first 


came to Hillsborough in 1788, but I have not been able to find 
his family record. Samuel came in 1787, m. Hannah Parker(?), 
and settled on the lot known as the "Pest House" place, since 
occupied by Samuel Chandler. 


1. Willard, b. September 2, 1792. 

2. William Parker, b. July 7, 1795. 

3. Cyrus, b. May 30, 1797. 

4. Samuel, Jr., b. June 30, 1799. 

5. Thomas Jefferson, b. July 10, 1801. 

6. Ebenezer Parker, b. July 31, 1S03. 

7. Lucretia Parker, b. December 5, 1805. 

Zachariah, Jr., b. in Westford, Mass., April 16, 1757, and 
was three days over 18 years of age when the British marched on 
Concord and Lexington. At the suggestion of his father he took 
his gun and ammunition and hastened to the latter town, where 
he not only took part in the battle but followed the retreating 
■enemies on their way back to Boston. He enlisted immediately 
in the American army, and assisted in throwing up the breast- 
works on Bunker Hill, participating in the fight the following day. 
Continuing in the service he served valiantly throughout the war, 
finishing on the state sloop "Winthrop" in the summer of 1782 
making a record equalled by few and outrivaled by none. At one 
time he was prisoner at New York, being confined nine months 
and ten days in the old sugar house, where he suffered almost 
beyond endurance. 

Very soon after the close of the war he married Abigail Hil- 
dreth, of Chelmsford, Mass. Others of his friends having gone 
thither, in July, 1786, he came to Hillsborough and purchasing 
eight acres on a hill northeast of the Centre he made a clearing 
that summer and sowed a crop of winter rye. That winter he 
returned to his wife and children at Westford, but came back to 
H. in the spring and built him a log house, besides making certain 
improvements on his land. The following spring she accompanied 
him to their new home in the wilderness, taking with them two 
children, one a baby in her arms. Upon the homestead thus 
founded in the wilderness this couple lived the rest of their lives 


rearing a family of thirteen children, all but one of whom lived 
to grow up. It was said of him that he never bought a bushel of 
grain, a ton of hay, a pound of meat, but never saw the day when 
the pantry was not well supplied. He d. August 18, 1829 ; wid. d. 
Sept. 15, 1843. 


1. Zachariah, 3rd, b. in Westford, Mass., August 20, 1785 ; m. Mary 



1. Asaph Edward, b. September 12, 1818. 

2. Sarah Amelia, b. January 20, 1821. 

2. Abigail, b. May 5, 1787; m. Silas Marshall. (See) 

3. Asaph, b. January 29, 1789 ; m. May 16, 1812. 

4. Betsy, b. February 28, 1791; m. Nathaniel Jones. (See) 

5. Olive, b. in August, 1793; d. September 17, 1794. 

6. Sarah, b. April 17, 1795 ; m. James Bates, Cavendish, Vt. ; after- 

wards rem. to Michigan. 

7. Jonathan, b. June 11, 1797; m. Salome Shaw, of Weymouth, Mass. 

8. Olive, b. May 27, 1799; m. Ezra Clement. (See) 

9. John Gilman, b. April 19, 1801. (See) 

10. Mary, b. April 30, 1803 ; m. May 8, 1828, Alexander Beaman, of 

Cavendish, Vt. 

11. Charles Dustin, b. December 30, 1806. (See) 

12. Almira H., b. September 27, 1809 ; d. July 8, 1847, unm. 

13. Emma J., b. May 12, 1812 ; m. Otis Beaman; d. in Laconia, January 

27, 1901. 

John (George, Robert, Richard), b. in 1727, showed that he 
belonged to a family of fighters, for, though nearly fifty years of 
age, with his sons John, Jr., Peter, and nephew Zachariah, Jr., 
were in Captain Jonas Minot's company, Colonel James Prescott's 
regiment at the Lexington Alarm. Nor did the service of these 
doughty men end here. He m. Sarah Davis. Among their chil- 
dren was Peter, whose name is closely connected with the history 
of this town. (See) 

Peter, s. of John and Sarah (Davis) Robbins (George, 
Robert, Richard), was b. in Westford, Mass., Mar. 18, 1755; m. 
May 29, 1788, Rachel Robbins (possibly a cousin), b. in Old Dun- 


stable, Mass., Oct. 26, 1765. He and his wife came Lo H. about 
the time of their marriage and settled at the Centre on the Gilbert 
farm, which he afterwards sold and rem. to the extreme northern 
part of the town on the Country road, where he d. Nov. 22, 183 1 ; 
wid. d. Jan. 30, 1844. He served three months in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 


1. Lyman, b. September 23, 1791 ; m. November 4, 1819, Orplia, dau. of 
Daniel and Bebecca (Belknap) Kellom ; was a farmer and 
succeeded to his father's homestead ; was a soldier in the War 
of 1812 ; d. March 25, 18G1 ; wid. d. July 3, I860. 


1. Rebecca K., b. September 28, 1820 ; d. at Brookline, Mass., April 

12, 1898, unm. 

2. Horace E., b. December 25, 1821 ; m. January 20, 1850, Eliza A., 

dau. of Washington and Eliza (Armstrong) Pike, of Paw- 
tucket, B. I. ; went to 111. in 1854, where he was engaged 
in railroading; ret. to H. in 1867, to res. on the William 
Bobbins farm north of the Centre Village. 


1. Orlando E., b. November 16, 1850, at Pawtucket, B. I.; d. 

in Chicago,, III., September 13, 1881. 

2. E. Alida, b. May 5, 1852, at Pawtucket. 

3. Cora E., b. at Dwight, 111., March 21, 1860; d. April 26, 


4. Horace, b. in 1862, and d. March 27, 1896. 

3. Bachel, b. July 11, 1825; m. in 1852, George Kellom. (See) 

4. Elizabeth B., b. January 23, 1827 ; d. at Nashua, October 29, 


5. Mary Jane, b. April 29, 1829; d. February 2, 1871. 

6. Boxanna M., b. May 23, 1832; m. Clark W. Sturtevant. (See) 

7. Dexter L., b. August 2, 1836 ; d. February 20, 1857. 

8. Cordelia F., b. June 7, 1838; d. August 21, 1838. 

I. Curtis, b. July 7, 1793 ; m. first, Hannah, dau. of John and Betsy E. 
Putney; m. second, in 1833, Hannah Cheney, wid. of Daniel 
Cheney. He settled on the County road, and served in the 
War of 1812. Date of his death unknown; wid. d. January 
28, 1869. 



1. Frank, who m. and went West. 

3. John, b. April 25, 1795; m. first, August 5, 1824; Hannah, dau. of 

William and Abigail (Eaton) Ayer, b. in Bradford in 1805; 
m. second, Mrs. Orpha (Sweet) Nettleton, dau. of Capt. Dexter 
and Lucy (Dunham) Sweet, b. in Washington, March 11, 1806. 
Res. in Hillsborough, Bradford, Washington, and Henniker, 
where he d. December, 1865. He served in the War of 1812. 


1. William Ayer, b. August 20, 1825. 

2. Norman, b. February 16, 1828. 

3. David Kimball, b. August 14, 1830. 

4. Caroline A., b. August 5, 1835; m. December 5, 1858, Israel D., 

s. of Isaac and Mehitable (Sweet) Proctor, b. December 
18, 1836, Gardner, Mass. 


1. George L., b. in Washington, December 19, 1861 ; m. in 1884, 

Fannie L. Stacy, of Rochester. He d. in Gardner, 
Mass., in March, 1886. 

2. Lizzie S., b. December 13, 1863, in Washington. 

3. Frank L., b. in W., June 16, 1868. 

5. Ebenezer Osmyn, b. June 26, 1833 ; d. September 6, 1836. 

6. Ebenezer Osmyn, b. May 17, 1837, at Bradford; soldier in Civil 

War; d. in 1863. 

7. Sarah Lucinda, b. March 22, 1841 ; m. Geo. Dunfield, Bradford. 

8. Alonzo, b. September 13, 1842. 

9. Abbie A., d. in infancy. 

10. Clarissa Ann, b. April 31, 1847 ; d. June 28, 1848. 

4. Nicholas, b. October 23, 1801 ; m. May 5, 1836, Lydia, dau. of 

Jonathan and Elizabeth (Quimby) Colby, b. in Henniker, April 
14, 1814. He res. about two miles north of the Centre Village 
on the road to East Washington on a farm which still bears 
his name, where he d. February 22, 1861. 


1. Addie, b. July 7, 1837 ; d. May 1, 1850. 

2. Lizzie A., b. July 3, 1847 ; m. June 9, 1864, Alonzo Bobbins, b. 

in Bradford, September 13, 1842; res. in Henniker. 

vni. CHILD. 

1. Ella M., b. October 21, 1865; m. Harrison Iladley; two 


3. Charles W., b. October 1, 1849 ; m. April 5, 1877, Jennie S. Hoyt. 
They had a dau. Elsie M., b. in Bradford, November 10, 

5. Lucinda, b. February 25, 1803 ; m. liussell, s. of Willard and Mary 

(Kemp) Bobbins. 

6. William, b. March 6, 1806 ; m. Betsey, dau. of Daniel and Hannah 

(Putney) Cheney. He res. on a farm just north of Centre 
Village ; he d. April 28, 1874. 


1. Francis, W., b. December 1, 1834, served in the Civil War; d. 

in the service at Cairo, 111., August 9, 1863. 

2. Sarah J., b. September 6, 1836 ; d. September 16, 1839. 

3. Daniel, b. March 15, 1841 ; d. July 24, 1842. 

4. Sarah A., b. July 4, 1843; m. October 28, 1869, James E. Bar- 


5. Henry W., b. November 4, 1847 ; d. May 3, 1869. 

6. Albin L., b. September 4, 1849. 

7. Daniel E., b. February 8, 1855. 

John Gilman, s. of Zachariah and Abigail (Hildreth) Rob- 
bins, b. April 19, 1801 ; m. first, Sybil Taylor; m. second, Sarah 
N. Greenwood of St. John, N. S. ; rem. to Antrim in 1849, where 
he remained until his death ten years later. He was active in the 
militia service, and Captain of the "Troop". 


1. Almira, b. March 15, 1830; m. George Johnson; d. April 2, 1915. 

2. John G., enl. in Mass., 26th Beg. Vols., September 14, 1861 ; 

"was one of the best soldiers from N. H. in the war of the 
Rebellion ; was promoted from a private to first sergeant, 
first lieutenant and Captain ; was retained in the service after 
the close of the war, stationed at Pensacola, Fla. ; was at New 
Orleans under Gen. Butler where he showed himself a brave 
and meritorious soldier and was entrusted with many perilous 
duties ; was mustered out April 10, 1866, on account of ill 
health brought on by exposure and hardship during the war" ; 
d. in H., September 8, 1867. 

3. Abby, d. at age of 9 years. 

4. Samuel, d. young. 

Charles Dustin, s. of Zachariah and Abigail (Hildreth) 
Robbins, b. Dec. 30, 1806; m. first Nov. 9, 1837, Nancy, dau. of 



Benjamin and Annie (McAllister) Tuttle, b. in Stoddard, Dec. 
8, 1806. He remained on the old homestead until after the death 
of his parents, when he rem. to a farm near the foundry at the 
Lower Village, where he combined farming with the industry of 
brickmaking. Wife d. Oct. 30, 1859, and he m. second, June 5, 
1861, Mary L., dau. of Hon. Jacob and Rebecca (Bradford) 
Whittemore, of Antrim. Rem. to Bradford in 1883, where he 
d. June 8, 1889. Second w. d. Oct. 2, 1893. 


1. Charles T., b. December 10, 1838 ; soldier in Civil War, in 13th Keg. 

Mass. Vols. ; was severely wounded and taken prisoner. His 
left arm was amputated at the shoulder joint, the operation 
being so carelessly done that the wound never healed. Un- 
able to perform further duty he was discharged and ret. 
home. He m. September 15, 1864, Emma F., dau. of Lemuel 
and Emily (Bardford) Morse. He d. November 30, 1866; wid. 
d. in July, 1868; no children. 

2. George A., b. March 8, 1840. (See) 

3. Annie H., b. February 19, 1843 ; m. Charles Gillis. 

4. Nancy J., b. May 16, 1844 ; d. August 23, 1855. 

5. Edward A., b. January 30, 1847. (See) 

6. Margaret E., b. August 12, 1850; d. December 7, 1851. 

George A., s. of Charles Dustin and Nancy (Tuttle) Rob- 
bins, was b. Mar. 8, 1840. He enlisted in 1st Reg. Troop L., R. I. 
Cavalry; was color sergeant, promoted to lieutenant Oct. 1, 1863, 
and to captain Mar. 28, 1865. The following extract from Mary 
Livermore's book, "Story of the War" as given by Rev. Frederick 
Denison, Chaplain of his regiment, illustrates his courage and 
daring as a soldier. "Color Sargent, George A. Robbins, Troop 
I, 1st Cavalry L. I. finding that capture was inevitable, stripped 
the regimental standard from the staff, broke the staff and then 
threw it away. Opening his bosom he wrapped the colors about 
his body and so concealed them. He was captured but on his way 
to Richmond after a number of days, escaped and found his way 
back into our lines. Finding at length the headquarters of the 
broken but brave and honored regiment, he reported for duty, and 
then drew from his breast the loved and precious flag — an act that 
drew tears of gratitude and admiration from all beholders, and 


shouts of applause from his brave comrades and won instantly 
for him a Lieutenant's Commission." After the war he was in 
trade for a time at Bridge Village; was Deputy Sheriff for a 
term, and later went to Boston, Mass. He m. first, Mattie S. For- 
rest, who d. Mar. 25, 1870, leaving two children ; m. second, Mar. 
21, 1872, Mary C, dau. of Thomas N. and Caroline G. (Calkins) 
Goodale, one child, Thomas G., b. Jan. 16, 1874; res. in Lowell, 
Mass. He d. Oct. 26, 1874. Children: Charles, Tom and a sister. 

Edward A., s. of Charles D. and Nancy (Tuttle) Robbins, b. 
Jan. 30, 1847; enlisted Feb. 27, 1865, in Co. K, 1st N. H. Cavalry; 
mustered out July 15, same year; m. Jan. 2, 1873, Hattie C, dau. 
of Mason and Almira (Fales) Fassett of Manchester, Vt, where 
he lived one year, and five years at Rochester, Vt., he rem. to Fort 
Scott, Kans., and d. Oct. 5, 1899. 


1. Nellie S., b. in Eoehester, Vt., February 23, 1874. 

2. Gertie B., b. in Kochester, Vt., August 4, 1876. 

3. George D., b. at Fort Scott, Kans., August 20, 1884. 


Stephen, came to H. late in the 18th century to care for his 
aged father, living on the farm of the late Lieut. Samuel Brad- 
ford, since owned by Samuel Clement. Further records of the 
family have not been found, except the following statistics : 


1. Johnston, b. February 12, 1803. 

2. Jacob, b. September 23, 1804. 

3. Mary, b. December 7, 1806. 

4. Eunice, b. September 6, 1808. 

5. Samuel, b. October 15, 1810. 

6. Martha, b. January 2, 1817. 

7. Nancy, b. September 11, 1818. 

8. James, b. July 20, 1820. 

9. Lucy C, b. May 4, 1823. 

10. Alfred, b. January 18, 1825. 



Rev. Elihu Thayer, was born at Kingston, Aug. «io, 1813 ; 
prepared for college at Hampton Academy ; graduated from Dart- 
mouth College in the class of 1840. He was a teacher in Lan- 
caster Academy two years; studied Theology with Rev. Samuel 
W. Clark of Greenland and at Andover Theological Seminary, to 
graduate in 1845 an d be ordained Pastor of the Hillsborough 
Centre Congregational Church, May 29, 1845. He held this posi- 
tion with great satisfaction to his parishioners for two years, 
teaching a term of High School each fall, when he was obliged to 
resign on account of impaired health. 

He married while at Hillsborough, Aug. 7, 1845, Miss Mai T 
B. Stephenson, of Lancaster, Mass., a lady well fitted to be the 
companion of such a man. They had three children, all born 
after they left H. He d. Mar. 27, 1867, after having been a suc- 
cessful teacher for nearly twenty years at Kimball-Union, Apple- 
ton and Pinkerton academies. He was Chaplain of the 14th N. 
H. Reg. of Vols, in the Civil War. 


1. Edward E., b. July 30, 1850, at Derry. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, b. December 2, 1852, at Meriden. 

3. Charles Stephen, b. December 4, 1856, at Meriden, and d. there in 

August, 1858. 


William, s. of Joseph and Lucy Rumrill, was b. in Towns- 
end, Mass., Aug. 21, 1792 ; came to H. when a young man; was a 
machinist; served in the War of 1812, as Sergeant in Captain 
Bradford's Company ; he built the first saw and grist mill on the 
upper privilege at Hillsborough Bridge. He m. July 4, 1816, Sally, 
dau. of George and Rachel (Whittaker) Little. He d. Feb. 16, 
i860; she d. Sept. 27, 1863. 


1. Volney, b. October 18, 1816 ; m. Eliza A. Kendrick, of Thetford, Vt. ; 
a machinist ; res. in Manchester. 



1. George Frank, b. May 20, 1845. 

2. Sarah Josephine, b. September 28, 1852 ; m. Henry Eichards. 

2. George, b. April 27, 1819 ; d. January 26, 1827. 

3. Euth, b. February 25, 1821 ; d. April 14, 1861, unm. 

4. Elvira, b. December 28, 1822 ; m. Eleazer Randall, of West Chester- 


5. Sarah, b. January 12, 1825 ; res. at Bridge Village, unm., devoted 

her life to teaching with eminent success ; d. November 21, 

6. Marianna, b. April 29, 1828 ; d. March 11, 1857, unm. 

7. William, b. August 22, 1830; d. June 10, 1853, at Laselle, 111. 

8. Peter H., b. September 12, 1834 ; carpenter at Bridge Village ; mem- 

ber of Harmony Lodge A. F. and A. M. ; m. November 1, 1865, 
Mary E., dau. of Ebenezer W. and Nancy (Gay, des. of Ich- 
abod) Barnes, of Deering. 


1. Frank G., b. December 30, 1866; m. June 20, 1888, Ella C. 


v. CHILD. 
1. Hamilton, b. April 2, 1897. 

2. Eugene C, b. July 23, 1871 ; m. June 10, 1893, Edith, dau. of 

Eichard Clement, of Deering; she d. June 14, 1909, aged 
40 years, 27 days. 


1. Doris. 

2. Ruth. 

3. Mary. 

9. Obediah F., b. March 5, 1838 ; enlisted October 23, 1862, Co. B, 16th 

Eeg., N. H. Vols.; was taken sick at Baton Eouge ; mustered 
out August 20, 1863 ; d. at Cleveland, O., on his way home, unm. 


George M., s. of Harrison E. and Sarah C. (Ring) Russell, 
and grandson of Amos and Molly (Buswell) Russell (paternal) 
and Webster and Mary (Nelson) Ring (maternal), was b. in 
Stoddard, Nov. 30, 1856, and has resided on the old Clark Farm 
since 1907, removing here from Windsor, where he had lived 
since 1868. He m. in Concord, Jan. 1, 1890, Cora E., dau. of 
Charles H. and Sarah P. (Young) Perkins of Boston, Mass. 



1. Ernest P., b. May 21, 1891. 

2. Sarah W., b. November 8, 1892. 

3. Stella M., b. January 16, 1894. 

4. Cora M., b. August 11, 1895. 

5. Florence B., b. April 4, 1897. 

6. Frederick A., b. August 2, 1900 ; d. August 17, 1900. 

7. Charles A., b. June 22, 1902. 

8. George H., b. December 26, 1903 ; d. October 12, 1904. 

9. Mark W., b. August 3, 1905. 


George F., s. of Thomas and Sophia (Muzzey) Saltmarsh, 
was b. in Weare, Jan. 13, 1831 ; learned the trade of blacksmith 
of his father; rem. to Bridge Village in 1869, and to Upper Vil- 
lage in 1870. Was Selectman form 1879 to 1882. He m. Mar. 
29, 1854, Mary A., dau. of Samuel and Delia (Welch) Gove, b. 
in Weare, Aug. 12, 1832. He d. May 30, 1896. 


1. Harry E., b. March 2, 1855 ; d. September 2, 1857. 

2. Ada A., b. October 29, 1857 ; m. May 6, 1884, Reed W. McLane, of 

New Boston. 

3. Clinton F., b. November 18, 1859; m. January 28, 1892, Sadie M. 

Hazen, of H. 

rv. CHILD. 

1. Paul H., b. August 30, 1894. 

4. Ernest EL, b. November 24, 1866 ; m. June 3, 1888, Laura A. Burn- 

ham, of H. 

5. Alice E., adopted dau., b. in Cambridgeport, Mass., July 7, 1874; 

m. October 11, 1894, Will A. Eeed, of Nashua. 


Jonathan, was b. in Bradford, Mass., July 15, 1753; settled 
here as early as 1767 ; m. July 13, 1774, Sarah Booth, b. in Middle- 
ton, Mass., May 22, 1751. He d. June 26, 1836; she d. Feb. 24, 


1. Andrew, b. April 4, 1775. (See) 

2. Lydia, b. February 18, 1777 ; m. William Travis. 


3. Sally, b. August 26, 1779; m. Abigail Boarduian, of Chelsea, Mass.; 

d. at Saugus, Mass., June 3, 1853. Children: Sarah, Mary, 
Celona, Abijah S. and Lucinda. 

4. Betsy, b. June 4, 1782; m. March 15, 1804, John Gerry. (See) 

5. Jonathan, Jr., b. February 11, 1785; m. first, Sibyl Wyman; in. sec- 

ond, Jane Hobsen. 

m. CHILD. 
1. J. Byron, b. in May, 1835 ; d. in May, 1852. 

6. Mary, b. July 19, 1787; m. Zachariah Bobbins. (See) 

7. Dr. Samuel, b. March 13, 1790 ; ni. September 16, 1810, Judith Vose, 

of Francestown ; d. February 6, 1851, in Chichester. Children : 
Addison, John, Mariah, and George. 

8. Cyrus, b. November 3, 1792. (See) 

9. John, b. June 18, 1799 ; m. September 29, 1829, Lucetta, dau. of 

Jacob and Betsy (Cummings) Tuttle, of Antrim; rem. to Cani- 
bridgeport, Mass., where he d. December 5, 1880 ; wife d. 
August 1, 1855. 

Andrew, s. of Jonathan and Sarah (Booth) Sargent, was b. 
April 4, 1775. He m. June 5, 1808, Molly, dau. of John and Eliza- 
beth (Spaulding) Dutton. He was active in public affairs and 
a man of noteworthy character. He was Selectman eleven years, 
Town Clerk seven years, Representative four years, Justice of the 
Peace for many years, and settled numerous estates. He d. Nov. 
20, 1853 ; wid. d. May 22, 1876. 


1. Mary, b. September 6, 1813. 

2. Andrew J., b. April 22, 1823 ; d. September 7, 1824. 

3. Harriet, b. January 10, 1826. 

Cyrus, s. of Jonathan and Sarah (Booth) Sargent, b. Nov. 
3, 1792, was a trader at Bridge Village for many years. He m. 
Margaret, dau. of James and Ann (McColley) Miller, b. Feb. 20, 
1798; he d. May 8, 1875; she d. May 6, 1877. 


1. Cyrus Hale, b. October 18, 1818; m. June 6, 1845, Samantha, dau. 
of James and Lucinda (Andrews) Chase; was at Albany, N. 
Y., for a short time after marriage; later in business with 
his father at Bridge Village. His wife d. April 11, 1866; he 
d. September 6, 1867. 



1. Dana B., b. February 3, 1847 ; went to Boston when 18 years 

of age, where he remained until 1880, when he rem. to 
Lyndeborough. He m. July 25, 1870, Elsie M., dau. of 
David C. and Rebecca (Fish) Grant, of Boston. He d. 
March 11, 1899. 


1. Martha B., b. in Boston, March 29, 1871. 

2. Harry D., b. in Somerville, Mass., May 7, 1876 ; d. at Lyn- 

deborough, August 11, 1877. 

3. Willie D., b. November 5, 1880. 

2. An infant, b. October 13, 1851 ; d. October 23, 1851. 
2. Catherine, b. April 11, 1834; m. Horace Marcy. (See) 

William F., b. in Amesbury, Mass., in 1780, m. Naomi, dau. 
of Russell and Delight (Way) Smith, of Lempster, where he res. 
for a short time, but rem. to H. about 1810 and settled at Upper 
Village ; he was a tailor by trade. 


1. Emeline D., b. January 29, 1814; m. William Calvert; d. in Con- 

cord, in 1859. 

2. Frederick W., b. March 6, 1817 ; m. Emeline Gorton. 

3. Charles G., b. July 19, 1821; m. Harriet Reed, of Westford, Mass.; 

d. at Graniteville, Mass., in July, 1880. 

4. Rebecca T., b. in May, 1823. 

5. Clarissa W., b. November 22, 1825 ; d. August 20, 1892. 

6. Henry A., b. in June, 1828 ; m. Adeline Baker ; d. at Concord, in 


7. Sidney S., b. in February, 1832 ; d. in February, 1833. 

8. Louisa B., b. November 27, 1834 ; m. Rev. D. H. Ela ; he d. March 6, 

1844; she d. May 18, 1867. 

Edward, s. of Rev. John and (Thurston) Sargent, m. 

first, Oct. 28, 1792, Mary Howlett; she d. (date unknown) and he 
m. second, Rebecca Keyes. 


1. Eben, b. June 15, 1795. (See) 

2. Mary H., b. November 27, 1797 ; d. March 8, 1799. 

3. Sarah, b. February 29, 1800 ; m. Benjamin Perkins ; d. in Windsor, 

Vt., in July, 1868. 


4. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1802; m. Thomas F. Hammond; d. in Wind- 

sor, Vt., in July, 1848. 

5. Sophronia H., b. August 7, 1805 ; m. Milton Ruggles ; d. in Windsor, 

Vt., in January, 1842. 

6. Rodney, b. April 10, 1810; d. May 4, 1810. 

7. Rebecca, b. July 22, 1811 ; m. Arnold Welch ; d. in Lowell, Mass., 

in 1836. 

8. Mary B., b. May 17, 1813 ; d. at Cavendish, Vt., March 8, 1830. 

9. Phebe J., b. March 19, 1815 ; m. Abijah Watson ; d. in Cincinnati, O., 

in November, 1868. 

10. Louisa C, b. June 4, 1818 ; m. George Crosby ; d. in Lowell. 

11. Edward A., b. July 17, 1820; d. at Grand Rapids, Mich., April 16, 


12. Benjamin C, b. February 10, 1823, in Unity; m. Mary Tapley, of 

Lowell ; d. in Lowell, April 15, 1858. 

Eben, s. of Edward and Mary (Howlett) Sargent, was b. 
June 15, 1795 ; m. first, May 30, 1821, Martha, dau. of Nathan and 
Martha (Macauley) Mann, b. April 4, 1796; she d. Oct. 4, 1847, 
and he m. second, June 29, 1848, Louisa Bisbee, b. in Lowell, 
Mass., Apr. 8, 1808. He res. in H. until 1826, when he rem. to 
Washington, where he remained three years, and ret. to H., locat- 
ing on the farm since owned by Isaac Quimby. He d. in Man- 
chester, Aug. 22, 1875; his second wife d. May 15, 1879. 


1. Martha A., b. May 21, 1822; m. December 25, 1841, Charles H. 

Foster. (See) 

2. E. Dexter, b. August 29, 1823 ; m. in 1847, Lydia Fox, of Fulton Co., 


3. Sarah J. C, b. May 30, 1825 ; d. August 31, 1826. 

4. J. Edward, b. July 5, 1826; m. June 2, 1849, Adaline E., dau. of 

James and Mary (Fisk) Mann. He d. December 3, 1855. 


1. John F., b. July 2, 1851 ; d. December 13, 1855. 

2. Clara J., b. February 2, 1853; d. in May, 1867. 

5. Emily J., b. in Washington, December 26, 1827 ; d. in Lowell, Mass., 

March 21, 1848. 

6. Mary E., b. June 2, 1829. 

7. Sarah C, b. August 23, 1831 ; d. in Lowell, September 30, 1849. 

8. Mary C, b. January 3, 1833. 

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Deacon Tristam, third s. of Enoch and Sally (Little) 
Sawyer, b. in Goffstown, in 1780; went to Antrim at the age of 
fourteen; m. Mary Ann, dau. of John and Polly (Mayhew) 
Templeton. Came from Antrim to H. in 1831 ; lived on a farm 
occupied by his s. Silas N., later by Gawn Mills; d. Aug. 11, 1859. 


1. Silas N., b. January 19, 1805 ; m. June 24, 1833, Lucy P. Moore. 

2. Mary Ann, b. September 14, 1806 ; d. September 4, 1807. 

3. Mary W., b. June 5, 1808 ; d. July 23, 1810. 

4. Elizabeth, b. September 17, 1809; m. Andrew Mack; she d. in 

Orange, Mass. 

5. Samuel, b. May 8, 1811 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Jane, b. December 26, 1812 ; m. Oramen Foster ; res. in Keene. 

7. Samuel, b. July 30, 1813 ; d. young. 

8. Harriet N., b. August 6, 1814; d. unm., in 1864. 

9. John N., b. September 1, 1816 ; m. first, Frances Whittemore ; m. 

second, Susan Newell, res. in Dennison, Tex. 

10. Abbie W., b. December 28, 1817 ; m. John S. Burtt, res. in Fitch- 

burg, Mass. 

11. Tristam, b. November 3, 1819 ; m. Sarah J., dau. of Dea. Morrison 

of Henniker ; set. in Keene, where he d. July 24, 1872. 

12. Edmund, b. May 11, 1821 ; m. Louisa Wright, res. Charles Kiver Vil- 

lage, Mass. One dau. 

13. Frances G., b. October 5, 1825 ; lived at Keene, unm. Died in Orange, 

Mass., September 6, 1913. 

Enoch, s. of Enoch and Lucy (Simonds) Sawyer, b. in 1812, 
in Antrim; came to H. after attaining his majority; m. Dec. 10, 
1835, Jemina, dau. of Benjamin and Polly (Adams) Jones; settled 
on "Sulphur Hill," where he lived until he bought the Gen. 
Solomon McNiel farm on the turnpike, and lived there the rest 
of his life. He was selectman for two years ; was a successful 
farmer; d. June 4, 1884. Wid. d. Sept. 12, 1888. They had one