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Full text of "History of the town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire"

DURHAM 

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Accession No. [ \ ^5 




Gov. Nathaniel S. Berry 



HISTORY 



OF THE 



TOWN OF BRISTOL 



GRAFTON COUNTY 



NEW HAMPSHIRE 



IN TWO VOLUMES 



VOLUME II - GENEALOGIES 



BY 



RICHARD W. MUSGROVE 



BRISTOL, N. H. 
Printed by R. W. Musgrove 

1904 



Copyright, 1904 
By R. W. Musgrove 



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"As wave follows wave o'er the ocean's dark breast, 
So the races of men press on to their rest ; 
They spring in life's morn in the freshness of bloom, 
At eve are cut down and consigned to the tomb." 



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INTRODUCTION 



In this volume are presented the genealogies of Bristol. The author 
has sought to include every family that ever resided within the limits of 
the town ; and while this has not been possible the result has been that 
the following pages contain the records of 368 family names ; more than 
1,500 families and over 12,000 individual names. 

The statistics here presented have been gathered from every availa- 
ble source — from family records, printed genealogies, tombstones, 
records of deeds and wills, church records, and records of clergymen offi- 
ciating at funerals and marriages ; a few from the meagre vital statistics 
of the town, and many by extensive correspondence with widely scat- 
tered former residents, and by personal interviews. The difficulties of 
its compilation makes the value of the work more apparent. 

In all cases the aim has been to give the line of descent from the 
earliest known ancestor to the first settlement of the family in the terri- 
tory now known as Bristol, and from that time to give a full record to 
the present, if the family continues to reside in town. In case of 
removal the children and in many cases the grandchildren of natives 
and residents are given after having left town. In but few cases has 
more than this been attempted. 

From the nature of the case these records must be imperfect and 
errors will appear. They are not complete for the work of the genealo- 
gist is never finished ; changes are constantly occurring. In the appen- 
dix is given the records of births, marriages and deaths that occurred 
while this volume was in press, in order to bring the volume up to date, 
but even while the index was in preparation several deaths occurred of 
which no record could be made. 

This work is intended to be strictly genealogical and in no sense 
biographical. All the genealogical data obtainable has been given in 
each case, with very brief additional information. Only in the case of 
a few distinguished public men has anything more than this been 
given. 

EXPLANATIONS 

The genealogical arrangement in the following pages is self-explana- 
tory. All members of each family are numbered consecutively to the 
latest descendant. In the case of children who became heads of families, 
a star is placed at the commencement of the line, which indicates that 
the name with the same number (in parenthesis) occurs again where the 
family is given in full. 



VI HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Where no state is given, New Hampshire is to be understood ; excep- 
tions may occur in the case of large cities where in would seem super- 
fluous to name the state. A mark of interrogation (?) implies uncer- 
tainty. Figures after "ae." indicate the age in years, months and days, 
thus, 5'i-ro-2o. 

Abbreviations are those usually found in works of this character, as 
"b." for "born"; "m." for "married"; "d " for "died"; "ae." for 
"aged"; "dau." for "daughter"; "res." for "rt sides" or "resided"; 
"rem." for "removed." 



CONTENTS 



List of Portraits 
The Abbott Families . 
The Ackerinan Families 
The Adams Families 
The Alden Family 
The Alexander Family 
The Ames Family 
The Annis Family 
The Aspinwall Family 
The Atwood Family 
The Badger Family 
The Bailey Families 
The Ballou Families 
The Barney Family 
The Barrett Family 
The Bartlett Family 
The Batchelder Family 
The Bean Families 
The Beckford Family 
The Beede Families 
The Bennett Families 
The Benton Family 
The Berry Families 
The Bickford Family 
The Bingham Family 
The Bishop Family 
The Blackstone Family 
The Blaisdell Family 
The Blake Family 
The Blodgett Families 
The Boardman Families 
The Bohonon Family 
The Bond Family 
The Bowers Families 
The Bowler Family 
The Bradley Family 
The Bragg Famity 
The Braley Family 
The Breck Family 



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The Briggs Family 
The Brown Families 
The Bryant Family 
The Bryar Family 
The Bryson Family 
The Bucklin Family 
The Bunker FamiTy 
The Burleigh Family 
The Burpee Family 
The Butrick Family 
The Buxton Family 
The Call Family 
The Calley Families 
The Carleton Family 
The Cass Families 
The Cate Family 
The Cavis Family 
The Chandler Families 
The Chase Families 
The Cheney Families 
The Cilley Family 
The Clark Families 
The Clay Family 
The Clement Family 
The Cleveland Family 
The Clifford Family 
The Clough Families 
The Colby Family 
The Cole Families 
The Conner Family 
The Connor Family 
The Coolidge Family 
The Corliss Family 
The Corser Family 
The Cox Family 
The Crawford Families 
The Crockett Family 
The Crosby Family 
The Cross Family 
The Culver Family 
The Cummings Families 
The Currier Family 
The Curtice Family 
The Cutler Family 
The Cyr Family 
The Dalton Family 
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The Danforth Families 
The Darling Family 
The Davis Families 
The Day Family 
The Dearborn Family 
The Decato Family 
The Dicey Family 
The Dickinson Family 
The Dodge Families 
The Dollorf Families 
The Doud Family 
The Dow Families 
The Downing Family 
The Drake Families 
The Draper Families 
The Drew Families 
The Durgin Families 
The Durrell Family 
The Dustin Families 
The Eastman Families 
The Eaton Families 
The Edgerly Family 
The Edwards Family 
The Emerson Family 
The Emmons Families 
The Everett Famity 
The Everleth Family 
The Fall Family 
The Farrar Family 
The Favor Families 
The Fellows Families 
The Felt Family 
The Fernald Family 
The Ferrin Family 
The Fields Family 
The Fitzpatrick Family 
The Flanders Families 
The Fleer Family 
The Fling Family 
The Fogg Families 
The Follansbee Families 
The Forrest Family 
The Foss Famil} T 
The Foster Family 
The Fowler Families . 
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The Gage Family 

The Gale Families 

The Gardner Family 

The Gates Family 

The George Families 

The Gilman Families 

The Gleason Family 

The Golden Family 

The Goodhue Family 

The Goodnoe Family 

The Gordon Families 

The Gould Family 

The Gove Family 

The Graham Family 

The Gray Families 

The Green Family 

The Greenough Family 

The Griffith Family 

The Gurdy Family 

The Hadley Family 

The Haley Family 

The Hall Family 

The Hammond Families 

The Hanaford Family 

The Harlow Family 

The Harriman Family 

The Harris Family 

The Hastings Family 

The Haynes Family 

The Hayward Family 

The Heath Families 

The Hemphill Family 

The Hentall Family 

The Hight Family 

The Hilands Family 

The Hill Family 

The Holden Family 

The Holman Family 

The Holmes Family 

The Homans Family 

The Home Family 

The Horner Family 

The Howe Family 

The Hoyt or Hoit Family 

The Hubbard or Herbert Family 

The Huckins Family . 

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The Huse Family 

The Hutchins Family 

The Hutchinson Family 

The Ingalls Family 

The Jefferson Family 

The Jeffroy Family 

The Jesseman Family 

The Jewell Family 

The Jewett Family 

The Johnson Families 

The Jones Family 

The Judkius Family 

The Kelly or Kelley Families 

The Keezer Family 

The Kemp Family 

The Kendall Family 

The Kenuey Families 

The Ketchum Family 

The Kidder Families 

The Kimball Families 

The King Families 

The Kirk Families 

The Kittrell Family 

The Knight Family 

The Ladd Families 

The Lamprey Family 

The Laney Family 

The Lewis Family 

The Locke Families 

The Lothrop Family 

The Lougee Family 

The Lovejoy Families 

The Loverin Family 

The Lowell Family 

The Lucas Family 

The McClary Family 

The McCurdy Family 

The McDaniel Family 

The Mclntire Family 

The Maclinn Family 

The Malvern Family 

The Manchester Family 

The Manson Family 

The Marden Family 

The Marshall Family 

The Marston Family 

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The Mason Family 
The Mayhew Family 
The Meng Family . 
The Merrill Families 
The Minot Family 
The Mitchell Family 
The Moore Families 
The Morse Family 
The Morton Family 
The Moshier Family 
The Mossman Family 
The Moulton Family 
The Mudgett Family 
The Musgrove Family 
The Muzzey Family 
The Nealy Family 
The Nelson Families 
The Nichols Family 
The Norris Family 
The Noyes Family 
The Nudd Family 
The Oakley Family 
The O'Leary Family 
The Ordway Family 
The Osgood Family 
The Paddleford Family 
The Page Families 
The Paige Family 
The Pattee Families 
The Patten Families 
The Pearson Family 
The Peaslee Family 
The Perkins Families 
The Philbrook Family 
The Phillips Family 
The Phipps Family 
The Pike Families 
The Pillsbury Family 
The Plankey Family 
The Pollard Family 
The Pope Family 
The Powell Families 
The Powers Family 
The Pray Families 
The Prescott Families 
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The Proctor Family 
The Putney Families 
The Quiinby Families 
The Quint Families 
The Randolph Families 
The Ray Family 
The Reed Family 
The Reid Family 
The Remick Family 
The Rice Families 
The Robbins Family 
The Robie Families 
The Robinson Families 
The Roby Family 
The Rollins Family 
The Rounds Family 
The Rowe Family 
The Sanborn Families 
The Sanders Family 
The Sarsons Family 
The Saunders Families 
The Savage Family 
The Sawyer Family 
The Scribner Family 
The Seaver Family 
The Seavey Families 
The Shattuck Family 
The Shaw Family 
The Simonds Families 
The Simmonds Family 
The Sinclair Family . 
The Sleeper Families . 
The Smiley Families . 
The Smith Families . 
The Southard Family . 
The Spencer Families . 
The Spiller Family 
The Stevens Family 
The Stolworthy Family 
The Sullivan Family . 
The Sumner Family . 
The Swett Families . 
The Taylor Families . 
The Tenney Family 
The Thomas Family . 
The Thurston Family . 
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The Tilton Families 

The Tirrell or Tyrrell Family 

The Tolford Families 

The Town or Towns Families 

The Towusend Family 

The Train Family 

The Truell Family 

The Truesdell Family 

The Trumbull Family 

The Tukey Family 

The Valla Family 

The Varney Family 

The Veasey Family 

The Vose Family 

The Wadleigh Family 

The Webber Family 

The Webster Family 

The Weeks Family 

The Welch Family 

The Wells Families 

The Wentworth Family 

The Weymouth Family 

The Wheet Families . 

The Whipple Families 

The Whitcomb Family 

The White Family 

The Whitney Family . 

The Whittemore Family 

The Whittier Family . 

The Wicom Family 

The Wiggin Family . 

The Wilbur Family . 

The Willard Family . 

The Willey Family 

The Williams Family . 

The Wilson Family 

The Wolcott Family . 

The Woodman Family 

The Woodward Family 

The Woolson Family . 

The Wooster Family . 

The Worthen or Worthing Family 

The Worthley Families 

The Wright Families . 

The Wyatt Family 

The Yeaton Family 

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PORTRAITS 



Gov. Nathaniel S. Berry 

Fred H. Ackerman 

Sergt. Charles F. Alexander 

Bnrley M. Ames 

Lucian A. Ballou 

Zara Marshall Ballou . 

Ichabod C. Bartlett 

Gustavns Bartlett 

Rev. Caleb S. Beede . 

Moses W. Beede 

Capt. William A. Beckford 

Frank W. Bingham 

Hon. John C. Blaisdell 

Rev. Amos Brown 

Gen. John H. Brown . 

Otis K. Bucklin 

Francis W Calley 

Karl G. Cavis . 

George B. Cavis 

Mary J. (Cheney) Wolcott 

Stillman Clark, Esq. . 

George C. Currier 

Charles H. Dickinson . 

Horace M. Emmons 

Horace N. Emmons 

John M. R. Emmons . 

Hon. Gardner B. Emmons 

Isaac Favor 

John A. Favor . 

Milo Fellows 

Smith D. Fellows 

Charles W. Fling, Esq. 

Sam Follansbee 

Herbert H. Follansbee 

Hon. Oscar F. Fowler . 

Rev. Charles J. Fowler 

George H. Fowler 

Christopher C. Gardner 

Joseph G. Gardner 



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Charles A. Gardner 
George W. Gardner 
Robert S. Hastings 
Hiram T. Heath 
Ebenezer Kelly 
Luther Kelly 
George H. Kenrlall, Esq. 
Benjamin Kidder 
Levi B. Laney . 
Charles A. Lucas 
David Mason 
Charles E. Mason 
Clarence N. Merrill . 
James G. Moore 
Hon. Levi P. Morton . 
William I. Musgrove . 
John H. Musgrove 
Charles M. Musgrove . 
Sara M. C. Musgrove . 
Henrietta (Guild) Musgrove 
Stephen Nelson 
Rev. Lucian W. Prescott 
Harry W. Proctor 
Austin H. Roby 
Maude (Gordon) Roby 
Clarence A. Smith 
Henry A. Taylor 
Green L. Tilton 
Col. Samuel P. Train . 
Henry C. Whipple 
Warren White . 
Marshall W. White 
Charles H. White, D.D.S. 
Edward W. White, D.D.S. 
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HISTORY OF BRISTOL 



GENEALOGIES 

THE ABBOTT FAMILIES 

Rev. Charles Frederick Abbott, son of Walter Stewart and 
Dorcas (Xadd) Abbott, was b. Remington, Vt., Nov. 27, 1831. 
Mr. Abbott came to Bristol in 1861, as acting pastor of the Con- 
gregational church. Sept. 6, 1863, he m. Harriet Minot, dau. 
of Solomon Cavis. (See.) After a service of a little more than 
five years, he was compelled by failing health to resign his pas- 
torate, and he d. of consumption, Sept. 20, 1866, ae. 34-9-23. 
During his residence here he held a warm place in the hearts 
of the people. He served two years as superintending school 
committee. His death was a great loss to the town. (See 
Congregational church.) Mrs. Abbott resides on Pleasant street. 



1. Rev. George J. Abbott, the son of Isaac Abbott, was b. 
in Jackson, Mich., in 1830. In September, 1861, he m. Mary 
Elizabeth, dau. Jefferson Bartlett, b. in 1839, in Unity, Me. 
He was pastor of the Free Baptist church in Bristol from June, 
1870, till September, 1873. He d. at Oakland, Me., Nov. 3, 
1883, ae. 54. 

CHILDREN 

2. Elmir, b. Dover, Me., 1865; m. in 1892, Susie Seavey ; now in 
provision business in Lynn, Mass. 

3. Charles, b. Rochester ; d. in infancy. 

4. Winifred, b. B., August, 1878; res. Lynn. 

5. Maud Elizabeth, b. Apponaug, R. I., in May, 1881 ; a student at 
Boston University, class of 1904. 

THE ACKERMAN FAMILIES 

1. Fred Hale Ackerman, son of Shem G. and Joanna 
(Clark) Ackerman, was b. Sept. 13, i860, in Alexandria, under 
the shadow of Mount Cardigan. He came here about 1882, 
and entered the printing-office of the Bristol Enterprise, of which 
he was for many years foreman. Here he remained, with the 
exception of about one year in Pennsylvania, till July 1, 1899, 
when he became postmaster at Bristol, which office he now fills. 



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He has been for several years chairman of the Republican town 
committee and is a past master of Union Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; 
has been a member of the board of education. (See Town 
Officers.) He m. Dec. 27, 1883, Mary Ellen, dau. Lorenzo D. 
Day. (See.) In 1895, he purchased the Wm. L. Chase resi- 
dence on Pleasant street where he now resides. 

CHILDREN 

2. Helen M., b. Bristol, July 14, 1884. 

3. Laurence Day, b. B., Aug. 8, 1886. 



i. Jacob Hanson Ackerman, son of Jacob and Sarah 
(Hall) Ackerman, was b. Farmington, Dec. 12, 1835. He 
removed to Alexandria with his parents when young and there 
m. May 15, 1862, Mary D., dau. Heman J. and Abigail (Gray) 
Welton, b. Alexandria, Nov. 29, 1841. In the spring of 1891, he 
purchased the J. Martin Sleeper farm in Bristol where he 
resided till he d. Oct. 22, 1902, ae. 66-9-10. 

CHILDREN ' 

2. Annette Mary, b. Alexandria, Apr. 14, 1863; unrn.; keeping a 
boarding-house in Winchester, Mass. 

3. Frank Leslie, b. A., May 14, 1865; res. Burlington, Vt., where 
he was manager of the Hygienic Milk company. Unm. 

THE ADAMS FAMILIES 

1. Joel Coolidge Adams, son of Guy and Sarah (Cross) 
Adams, was b. Charlestovvn, Vt., Oct. 15, 1819 (Oct. 16, 1820). 
He m. Apr. 30, 1846, Sarah Ann, dau, Levi Cross. He came 
here in 1854, and was in the employ of Warren White. He d. 
May 22, 1879, ae. 59-7-7. She d. Bristol, Nov. 1, 1885, ae. 
6 1 -7-10. Republican, Congregationalist. 

children 

2. Frances Ann, b. Nashua, Apr. 26, 1849 ; m. Joseph McClary. Res. 
Gilmantou Corner. Six children. 

3. Ella Jane, b. Nashua, Aug. 5, 1851 ; d. Oct. 11, 1851, ae. 0-2-6 

4. Sara Ella, b. Bristol, Feb. 24, 1853; d. Aug. 16, 1854, ae. 1-5-22. 

5. Ida Lizzie, b. B., Oct. 13, 1854; m. Arthur O'Leary. (See.) 

6. Levi Guy, b. B., Nov. 7, 1856; m. Hattie Gray; res. B. till 1900, 
now Nashua. Child : 

a. Georgia Edwin, d. diphtheria, Aug. 20, 1895, ae. 9-0-5. 

7. Lela Ivanette, b. B., June 13, 1858; m. Frank P. Haley. (See.) 

8. Carrie Jane, b. B., Sept. 19, 1859 ; d. Oct. 24, 1859, ae - 0_I -5- 



i. Felix Adams was b. Gaspe Basin, Province of Quebec, 
May 5, 1819. Hem. June 16, 1840, Rosanna Crunier, b. Gaspe 
Basin, Aug. 3, 182 1. They removed to Haverhill, in 1873, 
and there he d. in 1874, ae. 65. She removed to Bristol, and 



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Fred H. Ackerman 



GENEALOGIES — ADAMS 3 

here d. Oct. 10, 1894, ae. 73-2-7. In 1903, five farmhouses on 
the west side of Newfound lake, on Fowler's river, were all 
owned and occupied by the Adams's, and the neighborhood is 
now known as Adamsville. All Catholics. Children all born 
Gaspe Basin. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Felix, b. Aug. 19, 1842. 

#3. Benard James, b. Oct. 8, 1844. 

4. Rosanna, b. Aug. 8, 1846; m. Alexander Adams. (See.) 

5. Nicholas, b. Sept. 13, 1848 ; m. Alma Blake, and res. East 
Hebron. Child : 

a. Ellen. 

6. Agnes, b. July 26, 1851 ; m. Patrick M. Kenney. (See.) 

7. Thomas, b. Nov. 8, 1853 ; m. Phebe Johnston, and removed to 
Manchester. Five children. 

8. Eliza, b. Dec. 6, 1855 ; m. three times ; now res. Tarnworth. 

9. William, b. Apr. 18, 1857 ; m. Mary Ann Johnston and removed to 
Manchester, where he d. Five or six children. 

■tfio. Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1859. 

11. Alfred, b. Feb. 3, 1862 ; res. Hebron ; unm. 

12. John Battise, b. Apr. 3, 1867; has been twice m.; res. Laconia. 
No children. 

■#13. Ambrose S., b. Apr. 11, 1871. 

At a public gathering in Bristol six of the above sons stood in a row- 
Each was over six feet in height and each weighed over 200 pounds. 

(2) Felix Adams, b. Aug. 19, 1842, m. Nov. 5, 1864, 
Mary Crawford, b. Ireland. Is a farmer in Adamsville. 

children 

14. Emily, b. Gaspe Basin, Aug. 17, 1865 ; m. Oscar S. Roby. (See.) 

15. Melissa, b. G. B., June 9, 1866 ; d. Feb. ir, 1867. 

16. Nicholas, b. Feb. 1, 1869 ; d. at about 13 years of age. 

17. Alice, b. Nov. 8, 1872; m. (1) Charles P. Rice; (2) Wm. H. 
Welch. (See.) 

18. Patrick, b. Haverhill, Feb. 7, 1874 ; m. Leona Ackerman, dau. of 
Enoch ; res. Bristol. No children. 

19. Maggie W., b. Bristol, 1885. 

(3) Benard J. Adams, b..Oct. 8, 1844, m. Mary Jane, 
dau. of William and Sophia Stanley, b. May 12, 1848. He 
went from Haverhill, in 1873, to Hill ; came to Bristol in June, 
1880, and is a farmer in Adamsville. 

children 

20. William Felix, b. Gaspe Basin, Oct. 25, 1S65 ; m. June 11, 1887, 
Agnes Adams, dau. of Alexander. Came to Bristol with his parents ; 
is a farmer in Adamsville. No children. 

21. Benard Ernest, b. G. B., Nov. 16, 1868; m. Florence Ethel Dus- 
tin, b. E. Concord, June 21, 1875 ; res. East Hebron. 

22. Albert, b. G. B., Sept. 20, 1871 ; m. Ellen, dau. Nicholas Adams. 

23. Edward, b. Haverhill, Sept. 16, 1873 ; m. Nov. 27, 1892, Lena Bell 
Emery, b. Lebanon. Came to Bristol 1880; returned to No. Haverhill, 
now farmer in Adamsville. No children. 

24. Isaac Joseph, b. Hill, Aug. 28, 1875; d. Apr. 10, 1877. 



4 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

25. Frank Joseph, b. H., Oct. 31, 1877; m. Dec. 25, 1900, Katherine 
Ahern. Farmer in Adanisyille. Child : 

a. Leon Buddington, b. Tilton, Apr. 17, 1902. 

26. Mary Ann, b. H., Nov. 22, 1879; m. Nov. 7, 1897, James J. John- 
son, b. Boston, Mass., May 9, 1876; res. Whitman, Mass. Three 
children. 

27. Emily Julia, b. Bristol, Feb. 3, 1881. 

28. Leon Alfred, b. B., Apr. 23, 1885 ; d. June 5, 1899, ae. 14-1-12. 

29. Ethel Isabel, b. B., July 17, 1888. 

(10) Joseph Adams, b. Aug. 5, 1859, m. Nov., 1889, 
Mary, dau. Hiram Gordon, b. Alexandria. He came here from 
Haverhill, about 1877. He res. in Bristol about five years ; in 
Hill, five years ; Laconia, two, and since 1890 in Hebron. 

children 

30. Wilson Joseph, b. Hebron, Oct. 2, 1893. 

31. Vera May, b. H., Nov. 9, 1898. 

(13) Ambrose S. Adams, b. Apr. 11, 1871, m. June 15, 
1891, Katie A., dau. Robert Stanley, b. Gaspe Basin, Mar. 3, 
1867. They removed from Bristol to Hebron in April, 1892, 
where he is a farmer. He is also owner and captain of steamer 
Stella Marion, on Newfound lake. 

children 

32. Stella Marion, b. Hebron, July 19, 1894. 

33. Marion Annet, b. H., June 8, 1896. 

34. Rodney Stanley, b. H., Mar. 6, 189S. 



35. Alexander Adams, son of Abram and Lucy (Simpson) 
Adams, and a cousin of Felix Adams, 2nd., was b. Gaspe Basin, 
1836. In 1861, he m. Rosanna, dau. Felix Adams, b. Aug. 8, 
1846. (See.) He came to Bristol in 1872, and is a farmer in 
Adamsville. Catholics. 

children 

36. Agnes, b. Gaspe Basin, Feb. r, 1866; m. William F. Adams. (See.) 

37. Alexander F., b. G. B., Dec. 16, 1872 ; m. June 8, 1901, Rose, dau. 
John and Philena f Naddo) Charland, b. St. Johns, Province of Quebec, 
May 12, 1876. Farmer in Adamsville. No children. 

38. George, b. No. Haverhill, Mar. 8, 1879 i unni. 

39. Ernest, b. No. H., July 4, 1882 ; unni. 

40. Arthur, b. G. B., 1883 (?); m. Stella, dau. Daniel Roweu and res. 
Plymouth. No children. 

41. Joseph, b. Bristol, Dec. — , 1884 (?) ; unm. 

42. Henry, b. B., 1886 (?). 

43. Wilson, b. B., Dec. 29, 1889. 

44. Anna Jane, b. B., May 11, 1891. 

THE ALDEN FAMILY 

1. George Martin Alden, son of Hosea and Martha 
(Howard) Alden, is a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla 




Sergt. Chari.es Francis Alexander 
Hospita] Corps, U. S. Army 
(Died Apr. 16, [91 1 



GENEALOGIES — ALEXANDER 5 

Molines of Puritan fame. He was b. in Randolph, Mass., Sept. 
30, 1823. He came to Bristol in 1854, and m., Dec. 31, 1854, 
Jane, dau. of Alexander Hutchinson. (See.) He served dur- 
ing the Civil war as a private in the 12th Regt. Conn. Vols.; 
shoemaker; was a salesman some years for David P. Pres- 
cott, and later in business as a repairer of shoes. 

children 

*2. George Francis, b. Bristol, Apr. 23, 1856. 

#3. Charles A., b. High Ridge, Conn., Jan. 5, 1861. 

(2) George F. Alden, b. Apr. 23, 1856, m. Dec. 24, 1878, 
Abbie E. Call, dau. John Q. and Abigail Twombly, b. Loudon, 
Sept. — , 1 85 1, and d. Bristol, Sept. 27, 1884, ae. 33 years. He 
m., Jan. 23, 1886, Mary E., dau. of George M. Breck. (See.) 
She d. June 24, 1900, ae. 38-6-12. He was for many years an 
operative in Train-Smith company's paper-mill. 

child 

4. Eleanor Maud, b. Bristol, Sept. 12, 1888. 

(3) Charles Adrian, b. Jan. 5, 1861 ; brick mason; m. 

Sept. 28,1882, Emma M., dau. Henry A., and Ellen M. Alden, 

b. Randolph, Mass., Jan. 23, 1856. He d. Bristol, July 2, 1898, 

ae - 37~5 -I 7- She res. Pleasant street. 

children 

5. Marion Ellen, b. Randolph, May 27, 1883, m. Charles H. Decato. 
(See.) 

6. Frank Adrian, b. R., Feb. 16, 1885. 

7. Georgia Averell, b. Bristol, July 7, 1890. 

8. Jennie Louise, b. Quincy, Mass., June 21, 1892; d. May 28, 1894. 

9. Charles Theodore, b. Bristol, June 13, 1895. 

THE ALEXANDER FAMILY 

1. Lucius Cary Alexander, son of Thaddeus and Mary 
(Cary) Alexander, was b. at Athens, Vt., Nov. 21, 1794. He 
m., in 1825, Sarah Hill, dau. Abraham, who d. in Grafton, Vt., 
about 1837, an d he m. (2) Sophia Goodnoe, who d. Nashua, 
about 1885, ae. about 82. He was a manufacturer at No. Bris- 
tol, i86o-'64. Hed. Medford, Mass., Nov. 9, 1872, ae. 77-1 1-18. 

children 

2. Sarah, b. Grafton, Vt., June 10, 1826 ; res. Nashua. 

3. George Cary, b. G., Sept. 9, 1829; in. March, 1874, Adeline Corey; 
d. Lowell, Mass., Apr. 9, 1901, ae. 71-7-0. 

4. Charles Herbert, b. G., Dec. 10, 1831 ; d. in Nashua in 1856, of 
yellow fever contracted in Virginia. 

■:--5 Don Pedro, b. G., Sept. 5, 1834. 
#6. Horace Taylor, b. G., Aug. 1, 1836. 

(5) Don P. Alexander, b. Sept. 5, 1834, m. Martha Jane, 
\a 



6 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

dau. of David Clement, b. Hudson in 1834, and d. Bristol, 
June 16, 1S74, ae. 40. He m. June 22, 1875, Emily George. 
He was a manufacturer in No. Bristol, i86o-'64; and till 1874, a 
machinist on Water street. He res. Nashua. 

children 

7. Charles Herbert, b. Bristol, Mar. 23, 1863 ; m. Oct. 10, 1883, Delia 
F. Wheelock, and d. Chester, Vt., Oct. 23, 1884, ae. 21-7-0. 

8. Lillian Mabel, b. B., June 23, 1866 ; m. Jan. 1, 1889, George F. 
Parkson. 

9. Will George, b. B., Jan. 31, 1871 ; m. July 11, 1894, Clara Freeman 
Crowell. 

10. Fanny Taylor, b. B., May 24, 1874; d. September, 1874. 

11. Emily George, b. June 22, 1875. 

12. Kathrena, b. Dec. 19, 1876; d. Mar. 1, 1879. 

13. Harvey Lucius, b. Oct. 17, 1878. 

(6) Horace T. Alexander, b. Aug. 1, 1836, m. Jan. r, 
i860, Martha, dau. of Nathan and Hannah (Parker) Dane, b. 
Amherst, Mass., May 24, 1840, and d. Bristol, Apr. 15, 1885, ae. 
44-10-21. They came here in 1870. He was a clerk in store 
of George M. Cavis ten years, and later a clerk in store of C. 
Taylor two years. He was in trade in Cavis' s block six years 
and in trade in Robie's block twelve years, first in company with 
Charles A. George and after five years, with Charles E. Davis. 
Odd Fellow. Congregationalism 

children 

14. Mary Lizzie, b. Nashua, July 13, 1861 ; m. Nov. 23, 1886, John 
Moses Cheney, son of Joseph Y. Cheney, b. Jan. 6, 1859, in Milwaukee, 
Wis. He is a lawyer in Orlando, Fla., where they have resided since m. 
Children : 

a. Glen Alexander, b. Oct. 6, 1S87. 

b. Donald Alexander, b. Jan. 23, 1889. 

c. Joseph Young, b. Aug. 4, 1891. 

15. Charles Francis, b. N., June 24, 1866 ; was a salesman in carpet 
department of Jordan-Marsh Co.'s store in Boston, and at Birming- 
ham, Ala.; enlisted in U. S. army in March, 1901, and has served as 
hospital steward in the Philippine Islands. 

16. Jessie Dane, b. Bristol, Dec. 1, 1878; graduated New Hampton 
Institution in 1897, and Concord Normal school. Teacher. 

THE AMES FAMILY 

1. James Marston Ames, son of Caleb and Sarah (Burley) 
Ames, was b. New Hampton, July 13, 1817, and m. Feb. 17, 
1845, Abigail F. Batchelder, dau. of Benjamin, b. Bridgewater, 
June 8, 1824. (See.) They came to Bristol in 1866, and set- 
tled at the North End on the farm now owned and occupied by 
their son, where they spent the remainder of their lives. He d. 
Dec. 28, 1881, ae. 64-5-15; she d. Jan. 10, 1886, ae. 61-7-2. 

children 

2. Mary Comfort, b. New Hampton, Jan. 7, 1852 ; m. Jan. 1, 1872, 
Laurin C. Tilton . ( See. ) 

#3. Burley Marston, b. N. H., Mar. 8, 1848. 




Burlky M. Ames 



GENEALOGIES — ANNIS 7 

(3) Burley M. Ames, b. Mar. 8, 1848, m. Feb. 14, 
1869, Mary Ann, dau. Orren Locke. (See.) He was a manu- 
facturer of straw-board for six or seven years from fall of 1867, 
and in 1875 was manufacturer of gloves; since a farmer and 
dealer in wood, coal, ice, etc. He is a trustee and vice-president 
of the Bristol Savings bank, and a director of the First 
National Bank of Bristol. Democrat, Mason, Odd Fellow, 
Free Baptist. 

children 

4. Aletea Elfra, b. Bristol, Feb. 27, 1872 ; in. Nathan P. Smith. (See. ) 

5. Ethel Winnifred, b. B., Nov. 17, 1879; in. Charles E. Spencer. 
(See.) 

THE ANNIS FAMILY 

1. Royal Bradley Annis, son of John B. and Sophronia 
(Buell) Annis, was b. Groton, Oct. 26, 1842. He m. Aug. 15, 
i86r, Sarah M., dau. Cyrus and Olive (Jesseman) Gordon, b. 
Lyme, Mar. 21, 1845, and d. Dorchester, Mar. — , 1864. He m, 
Aug. 18, 1867, Nancy R., dau. William and Clarissa (Smith) 
Braley, b. Grafton, Oct. 17, 1845. They came to Bristol from 
Haverhill in 1882. He has been teamster and paper-mill work- 
man. In 1887, purchased the Luther J. Wadleigh residence on 
Cedar street where he now resides ; Free Baptist ; Democrat. 

CHILDREN 

2. Carlos Royal, b. Dorchester, July 27, 1863; d. February, 1865. 

3. Ernest Royal, b. Natick, Mass., Dec. 3, 1868; unni. 
#4. Robert Leslie, b. Danbury, Oct. 26, 1871. 

(4) Robert L. Annis, b. Oct. 26, 1871, m. Jan. 15, 1899, 
Jessie May, dau. William H. and Almira (Preston) Welch, b. 
Canaan ; spinner at Penacook ; Democrat. 

CHILDREN 

5. Clifton, b. Bristol, July 28, 1899. 

6. Vern Leslie, b. B., Sept. 19, 1901. 

THE ASPENWALL FAMILY 

Rev. Nathaniel W. Aspenwall, the son of John H. and 
Hannah (White) Aspenwall, was b, Bradford, Vt., Jan. 26, 
1801. Nov. 19, 1826, he m. Laura, dau. of Philip and Mary 
(Babb) McGaffey, b. Lyndon, Vt., Aug. 7, 1802. He was pas- 
tor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Bristol in 1843 an d 
'44. He united with the New England conference in 1823, and 
for 41 years took effective work in that conference and in the 
New Hampshire and Vermont conference. His conference mem- 
bership lacked but four months of half a century. They removed 
to Chicago, 111., in 1868, where he d. Nov. 17, 1873, ae. 72-9-2 r. 
She d. Mar. 3, 1886, ae. 84-6-26. 



8 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Samuel Augustus, b. Feb. 4, 1828 ; d. Jan. 5, 1831. 

3. Amy, b. July 20, 1829; m. Oct. 12, 1856, Lester L. Bond; res. 
Chicago, 111. 

4. Laura Diantha, b. Aug. 5, 1833; m. Henry C. Ayres. 

5. Mary White, b. Nov. 14, 1835. 

6. John, b. Mar. 29, 1838; d. May 5, 1841. 

7. Sarah Caroline, b. Apr. 2, 1843 ; m. Alonzo Wygant. 

THE ATWOOD FAMILY 

1. John Atwood, the progenitor of the Atwoods of Bristol 
and Alexandria, was b. in England. In 1749, he was in Hamp- 
stead and was named as one of the incorporators of the town. 
A son, 

2. Moses, b. Hampstead, was a Revolutionary soldier from 
that town. He m. Judith Wadleigh, and after two or three 
children were b. removed to Alexandria, where he was a farmer 
and miller. He d. in the family of his son, John, ae. 86-7-0. 

children 

3. Nancy, b. Hampstead, Aug. 17, 1786; m. Jonas Hastings. (See.) 

4. Thomas, b. H. ; d. Bristol, while on a visit to the family of 
David M. Chase, about 1869, ae. about 80 years. 

#5. Moses, b. H., June 2, 1790. 
6. Joseph, m. Sabrina Corless. Children : 

a. Joseph, d. at 17. b. John, m. Eliza Cawley. 
c. Sabrina, b. Alexandria, May 3, 1820; m. Samuel Dix Farrar. 
(See.) 
*7- Jonathan, b. A., 1800. 
-Vc8. John, b. A., Oct. 15, 1802. 

9. Sophia, m. Patten. 

10. Judith, b. A., Aug. 26, 1805; m. David C. Ladd. (See.) She m. 
(2) Abel Ford, Orange. 

(5) Moses Atwood, b. June 2, 1790, m. Mar. 26, 1818, 
Mary Sanborn, dau. Josiah, b. Alexandria, Aug. 29, 1796; d. 
Hill, Apr. 12, 1853. He was a farmer and miller; first settler 
on the C. H. Mudgett farm, west side of lake. He built the 
farmhouse now standing there. He d. Bristol, Nov. 30, 1872, 
ae. 82-5-28. 

children 

11. Moses Eli, b. Bristol, Aug. 4, 1820; m. Feb. 27, 1845, Sabrina J., dau. 
Daniel Clough ; b. Alexandria, 1823 ; d. Hooksett, Nov. 30, 1873. He m. 
May 12, 1876, Lydia L. Elliott, Manchester. He was a farmer in Alexan- 
dria, and later in Hooksett, where he d: Jan. 27, 1887, ae. 66-5-23. Child : 

a. Moses W., b. Alexandria, Nov. 25, 1847; res. E. Concord. 

12. Mary E., b. Bristol, Apr. 21, 1823 ; d. Alexandria, June 9, 1832. 

13. Sally Emeline, b. B., Oct. 18, 1825 ; m. George W. Clifford. (See.) 

14. Josiah S., b. B., Jan. 14, 1828; d. Alexandria, June 25, 1840, ae. 
12-5-11. 

15. Hannah E., b. B., Sept. 8, 1830; d. unm. Sanboruton, Oct. 30, 
185 1, ae. 21-1-32. 

16. Dorothy A., b. Alexandria, July 31, 1832; d. May 13, 1841, ae. 
8-9-12. 

17. Eliza A., b. A., Aug. 24, 1834; m. May 12, 1859, Henry D. 
Haynes, Epsom. Children : 



GENEALOGIKS — ATWOOD 9 

« 

a. Charles W., b. Feb. 7, 1862; d. Apr. 9, 1872, ae. 10-2-2. 

b. Ada H., b. Apr. 25, 1875 ; d. Apr. 25, 1875. 

c. George H., b. Dec. 15, 1878. 

18. John R., b. A., Aug. 14, 1837; m. Jan. 20, i860, Diantha Holt, 
and d. Hooksett, June 6, 1864, ae. 26-9-22. No children. 

19. Mary F., b. A., Mar. 5, 1840; m. Nov. 18, i860, William N. Bare- 
ley, Danbury. He d. Jan. 8, 1869, ae. 28-10-3. She m. Oct. 26, 1881, 
James Carr, Hooksett. 

(7) Jonathan Atwood, b. 1800, m. Mar. 18, 1826, Huldah, 
dau. of Jacob Gurdy. (See.) He was a farmer in the Locke 
neighborhood and there d. Nov. 9, 1834, ae. 34-7-0. His widow 
d. at Cape Elizabeth, Me., June 14, 1873, ae. 76-9-2. 

CHILDREN 

tf 20. Luther, b. Bristol, Nov. 7, 1826. 

21. Daughter, d. in infancy. 

22. Sou, d. in infancy. 

23. William, b. B., Nov. 6, 1830. He was a chemist and was asso- 
ciated with his brother, Luther, in many ventures ; was long the superin- 
tendent of the Portland Oil Refinery and subsequently of one in New 
York ; member of Maine legislature. He m. Mrs. Julia A. Steeper, nee 
Norton, and d. Cape Elizabeth, Me., about 1873. She res. with her son 
in California. Child : 

a. Edward Norton, m.; three children ; res. Oakland, Cal. 

24. Augustus, b. B., Feb. 19, 1833 ; d. B., June 19, 1856, ae. 23-4-0. 

(8) John Atwood, b. Oct. 15, 1802, m. Elizabeth Corless, 
b. Mar. 16, 1806, who d. "Mar. 18, 1883, ae. 77-0-1." He was 
a farmer in Alexandria ; lost both eyes by a premature dis- 
charge of a blast at the lead mine in Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

25. Elizabeth, d. at 18. 

26. John Wadleigh, b. Alexandria, Aug. 22, 1832 ; m. about 1857, 
Susan, dau. Daniel Bailey ; b. A., Apr. 5, 1838; d. May 12, 1892, ae. 54-1-7. 
He m. (2) Mrs. Sarah Ann Williams. Four children by first wife. 

27. Mary, m. Charles Keezer, Francestown. 

28. George W., b. A., Aug. 17, 1843; m. Nov. 28, 1868, Emily A., 
dau. David F. Tilton. (See.) He is a farmer in Bridge water. Children: 

a. Harry G., b. Chicago, 111., Aug. 16, 1869. 

b. David T., b. C, Nov. 14, 1872. 

c. Everett E., b. Woodstock, Dec. 17, 1883. 

(20) Luther Atwood, b. Bristol, Nov. 7, 1826, m. Jan. 1, 
1857, Katherine Lucy, dau. of Thomas Jefferson and Nancy F. 
(Lewis) Marsh, b. Lynn, Mass., Feb. 13, 1837. He d. of 
consumption, Cape Elizabeth, Me., Nov. 5, 1868, ae. 41-11-28. 
She removed to Exeter. 

Luther Atwood received only such education as the limited 
schools of Bristol afforded. When quite a lad he commenced the 
study of medicine with Dr. Moody C. Sawyer, but he cared more 
to experiment with chemicals than stud}- the effect of drugs. 
In 1849, following an explosion of chemicals that aroused the 
family at night, Dr. Sawyer suggested that he was not cut out 



IO HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

for a doctor, and young Atwood went to Boston and entered 
upon the manufacture of chemicals for Philbrick & Trafton. 
Two years later he became a member of the firm. About this 
time Mr. Atwood took out a patent for a process of purifying 
alcohol, and the U. S. Dispensary is authority for the statement 
that the best alcohol used in the arts is that made by his pro- 
cess. He took out several patents for the manufacture of vari- 
ous products from coal tar, and for purifying kerosene oil. He 
spent the winter of i854~'5 in France and Germany, and made a 
long sojourn in Glasgow, Scotland, where he superintended the 
erection of works for the manufacture of "coup" oil by one of 
his patents. In 1857, he took charge of coal oil works at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and took out other patents for the distillation of coal 
oil by the "pipe" process. In his latter years he was superin- 
tendent and chemist of petroleum refineries at Boston, Mass., 
and Maysville, Ky. The Scientific American said of him : "He 
was a natural chemist ; and component parts, under his manipu- 
lation, seemed to assume their proper correlation, almost by 

magic The high standard of purity which has been 

reached by the oils, known under the trade mark of 'kerosene,' 
is owing in a very large degree to the original, scientific far- 
sightedness and laborious efforts of Luther Atwood." 

children 

29. Charles Ed-ward, b. Waltham, Mass., Jan. 11, 1858 ; was graduated 
from Harvard in 1880 ; since 1869, resident of Exeter, where he has been 
an editor on Exeter Neivs-Letter. Unru. 

30. Luther, b. New York City, Nov. 1, 1859; was graduated from 
Harvard, 1883 ; submaster in classical high school, Lynn, Mass. He m. 
Nov. 27, 1889, Nellie Josephine, only child of Joseph M. Taylor, Lynn. 

31. Isabel Louise, b. Waltham, Mass., Nov. 22, 1861 ; a teacher in 
public schools of Melrose, Mass. 

THE BADGER FAMILIES 

1. Leander Badger, son of Thomas, was b. in Gilmanton 
May 26, 1789. He came to Bristol in 1836. He was a black- 
smith and farmer, but for many years had charge of the Central 
bridge toll-gate, and resided in the toll-gate house, still stand- 
ing. He m. Abigail, dau. of Noah Connor, b. New Hampton, 
June 19, 1788, and d. in Bristol, June 14, 1836, ae. 47-11-25. He 
m. (2) Ruth Knights, of Portsmouth, who was b. June, 1800, 
Newburyport, Mass., and d. in Lowell, Mass., Sept. 13, 1887, 
ae. 87-3-0. He d. in Bristol, Nov. 24, 1861, ae. 82-5-28. 

CHILDREN 

2. Irene Carter, b. Epping, Mar. 30, 1816; m. John S Shores in 1842. 
He was the son of Peter and was b. New Hampton, in 1820 and d. N H., 
Dec. 5, 1852, ae. 32-3-13 She m. Nov. 1855, Parker Perry, a descendant 



GENEALOGIES — BADGER II 

of Commodore Perry. He d. Worcester, Mass., in 1876; she d. May 30, 
1872, ae. 56-2-0. Children : 

a. Martha Ann, b. No. Chelmsford, Mass., Sept. 2, 1845; m. 
Sidney A. Brown. (See.) 

b. John Wayland, b. New Hampton, July 10, 1848 ; d. Sept. 14, 
185 1, ae. 2-2-4. 

c. Parker Wayland, b. Sept. 29, 1856; m. Dec. 9, 1880, Amy Cath- 
erine Vawter. Two children : Wayland, b. Sept. 18, 1883, and 
Junia Geniveo, b. Apr. 10, 1895. 

3. Benjamin, b. in Epping, Apr. 18, 1818; m. Abigail, dau. James 
Gordon ; located in Laconia where he d.; had six children. 
#4. Leander, b. E., Feb. 4, 1820. 

5. James, b. E., July 25, 1824 ; m. Aseneth Stempson in Lowell, Mass.; 
went to Fond du Lac, Wis., where he res. many years, thence to Milwau- 
kee, Wis., where he d. May, 1889 ; had three dau. and one son. 

6. Abbie Preston, b. Meredith, Nov. 14, 1827; m. Israel T. Rice. (See.) 

7. Mary A., b. M., Aug. 15, 1829; d. Nov. n, 1858, ae. 29-2-26. 

8. Jane, b. Bridgewater, July 25, 1834. She m., Mar. 21, 1852, John 
Everleth, who was b. in Amherst, Mass., Jan. 1, 1821. In the Civil war 
he was a soldier in the 15th Mass. Battery and served 22 months. He d. 
at Holyoke, Mass., Mar. 16, 1880. She res. in Bristol. Child : 

a. George Parker Everleth, b. Lowell, Mass., July 23, 1853. 
(See in alphabetical position. ) 
#9. Frank Sherburne, b. Bristol, Oct. 13, 1839. 

10. Hester Ann, b. B., Nov. 8, 1843; has been a saleswoman for 
many years in Lowell, Mass ; uum. 

(4) Leander Badger, b. Feb. 4, 1820, came to Bristol with 
his parents ; carpenter; he m. Aug. 8, 1845, Sephronia H., dau. 
Benjamin Emmons. (See.) He d. Bristol, Nov. 17, 1864, ae. 
44-9-13. She m. (2) William Tibbetts. She res. during her 
last years in Lowell, Mass., where she d. 

children, all born in Bristol 

11. Ellen Maria, b. June 7, 1847 ; d. Sept. 11, 1848. 

12. Myron Curtis, b. Apr. 16, 1850; d. May 17, 1850. 

13. Warren Silas, b. Apr. 16, 1850; d. Apr. 28, 1850. 

14. Edward Frank, b. Sept. 16, i860; m. Nov. 7, 1883, Lillie M. 
Small, at Lowell, Mass. He was head clerk in advertising department 
of the firm of J. C. Ayer & Co. He d. in Lowell, Oct. 13, 1887, ae. 27-0-27. 
She was b. in China, Me., Feb. 1, i860. Child : 

a. Carl Vaughan, b. July 24, 1886. 

(9) Frank Sherburne Badger, b. Oct. 13, 1839, m. Oct. 
16, i860, S. Jennie, dau. Rowland T. Pomroy, who was b. Jan. 
23, 1839, in L,evant, Me. He settled in Lowell, Mass., in 1858, 
and in 1861 enlisted in the 12th Mass. Infantry. (See Roll of 
Honor. ) He was in business in Lowell for many years after 
the war as a wood worker; later res. in Hiawatha, Kan., now in 
Lynn, Mass. 

children 

15. Genieve Frances, b. Lowell, Mass., Oct. 9, 1861 ; m. Geo. F. Bar- 
ron, Lowell. 

16. Leander Boardman, b. L-, Dec. 3, 1865 ; d. at Lowell, August, 
1866. 



12 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

17. Ralph Parker, b. Groton, Mass., Jan. 9, 1869; rn. Mymie Wal- 
lace ; res. Lynn, Mass. 

18. Harry Orlando, b. G., Mar. 23, 1872; m. May 8, 1898, Kittie 
Bowers, of Kansas, now res. Lynn. 

19. Allyn Studley, b. Lowell, Mass., June 22, 1876; m. June — , 1900, 
Annie M. Pardy, Horton, Kan.; res. Lynn. 

THE BAILEY FAMILIES 

1. Abel Bailey, son of Abel and Elizabeth (Swain) Bailey, 
was b. Groton, July 9, 1845. He m. (1) Martha J. Willough- 
by ; (2) Feb. 17, 1889, Josie M. Fellows, b. Dorchester, Mar. 3, 
1870. He was a farmer in Groton and Dorchester till October, 
1902, when he took possession of the Levi Locke farm on Sum- 
mer street. He d. in hospital in Concord, Feb. 27, 1903, 
ae. 57-7-18. 

CHILDREN 

2. Nellie M., m. Frank Ford. 

3. Charles Gordon, b. Groton, July 20, 1873 ; m. Apr. 13, 1895, Sarah 
Lizzie, dau. of Lafayette and Fmrna F. ( Colburn') Bailey, b. Groton, Apr. 
14, 1878. They removed to Bristol in September, 1894. Finisher in 
woolen-mill and farmer. No children. 

4. Erne Ardella, b. G., May 5, 1876; m. Frvin H. Reed. (See.) 

5. Alice Corinne, b. Dorchester, Aug. 1, 1889. 

6. Elizabeth Sarah, b. D., Jan. 25, 1897. 



i. George Harold Bailey is a son of George Ozro and 
Mary Ann (Woods) Bailey. George O. served four years in the 
84th Regt., Ohio Vols., in the Civil war, including the seige of 
Vicksburg. George H. was b. in Groton, Nov. 24, 1852, and 
m. Nov. 27, 1877, Ada Frances, dau. of E. Bradley and Aurilla 
E. Butterfield, b. Apr. 20, 1855, in Natick, Mass. They came 
to Bristol in March, 1891. For four years he was an employee of 
Dodge-Davis Manufacturing Co., later at the Mason-Perkins 
Paper Co.'s mill. In 1896, he built a residence on Hillside 
avenue, where they have since resided. 

child 

2. Annie Eliza, b. Groton, Aug. 19, 1879 ; is a member of the Con- 
gregational choir and a soprano singer and organist. 

THE BALLOU FAMILIES 

1. The Ballous of Bristol and vicinity are the descendants 
of Maturin Ballou, the progenitor of the Ballous of New Eng- 
land. Maturin was a descendant of the Norman French, and 
was a co-worker with Roger Williams in Rhode Island, as early 
as 1645. He was one of the proprietors of the Providence Plan- 
tation of the Colony of Rhode Island. Of his children the 
second was 



GENEALOGIES — BALLOU 1 3 

2. John, b. probably in Providence, R. I., 1650, m. Han- 
nah Garrett, and was the father of six children, of whom the 
third was 

3. Peter, b. Aug. 1, 1689. He m. Rebecca Asten, or 
Esten, May 13, 17 14, and had eleven children. The tenth was 

4. Peter, b. 1730; m. Elce Bucklin, and had seven chil- 
dren. The second was 

5. Oliver, b. Springfield, R. I., in 1759. He m. Tif- 
fany, and settled in Hanover. After the death of his first wife, 
he m. Mary Simonds, and removed to Enfield, and thence to the 
Borough, in Hill, where he d. June 19, 1818, ae. 59. His 
widow d. in Hill, about 1863, ae. 89. 

CHILDREN 

*6. Oliver, b. Hanover, Mar. 6, 1789. 

7. Nathaniel, d. at Enfield, ae. 19. 

8. Sarah, rn. Jan. 31, 1791, David Sawyer, and settled in Mt. Tabor, 
Vt. 

9. Achsah, m. Dudley Davis, and settled in Grafton. 

10. Jane, m. Ci) Blodgett ; (2) Morgan, and removed to the 

West. 

By second wife 
#11. Hosea, b. Hanover, Oct. I, 1800. 
#12. Horace, b. H., Nov. 8, 1801. 
#13. Zara, b. Enfield, Dec. 10, 1802. 
-Y- 14. John W., b. Hanover, Mar. 4, 1807. 

15. Mary, b. Enfield, June, 1808; m. Aaron Kidder. (See.) 
-; ; ';i6. Elijah, b. probably in Enfield. 
17. Elisha, twin brother of Elijah ; m. Eucinda Watts and res. Alex- 
andria, where seven children were b. 
*i8. William P., b. probably Enfield, Oct. 20, 1816. 

19. Eliza, b. Hill ; m. Mar. 13, 1832, George W. Corless ; they res. Hill, 
where he d. December, 1846. Children : 

a. Philinda B., b. H., Dec. 13, 1832 ; m. George A. White; she 
res. many years in Boston, Mass., and last years in Bristol, where 
she d. May 25, 1896, ae. 63-23-12. 

b. Rhoda, b. H., Apr. 1, 1837. 

c. George W., b. Bristol, May 29, 1839; d. in the army, unm., 
Feb. 20, 1862, ae. 22-8-21. (See Roli of Honor.) 

d. Mary, b. Apr. 23, 1840; m. Horace Dufer, and d. in Hill. 

e. James, b. May 25, 1844; d. in H., unm., about 1899. 
f. Alvin, b. Aug. 5, 1846; farmer, res. in H., unm. 

20. Cynthia, b. Alexandria ; m. John Peaslee. (See.) 

21. Philinda, b. A.; m. Ouimby. He went to sea and there d. ; 

shed. 1873 (?). 

(6) Oliver Ballou, b. Mar. 6, 1789, m. Oct. 12, 1813, 
Elizabeth, dau. Samuel Heath. (See.) She d. Dec. 30, i8i8> 
and he 111., Nov. — , 1819, Dorothy, dau. Benjamin Kidder. 
(See.) Oliver res. on south road in Alexandria, where his 
children were b. He was a tanner and shoemaker. He d. 
Alexandria, May 30, 1872, ae. 83-2-24. 

CHILDREN 

22. Sarah H., b. June 21, 1814 ; m. Apr. 16, 1845, Samuel A. Howard. 

23. Laura, b. Jan. 18, 1816 ; m. (1 ) Joseph Johnson ; (2) Silas Rhoade« 



14 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

24. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 21, 1818; in. Oct. 25, 1839, Alexander W. 
Wright. 

25. Nancy, b. Mar. 25, 1822; m. Apr. 11, 1842, Varus Stearns, b. 
Landaff, Oct. 9, 1818. They res. Passaic, N. J. Six children. 

26. Jane, b. Feb. 14, 1824; m. William Long, Feb. 8, 1846. He d. and 
she m. (2) Ira Morgan. She res. Lowell, Mass. 

27. Dorothy, b. Sept. 19, 1825 ; m. July 14, 1849, Sylvester B. Leonard, 
and res. Lowell, Mass. Two children. 

■K28. Oliver, b. Sept. 3, 1828. 

29. Nathaniel, b. June 14, 1830; m. Mar. 24, 1855, Eda Ann, dau. Fos- 
ter Averill, b. Londonderry, Dec. 22, 1834. In 1876, they removed to 
Iowa, and res. Sanborn, Iowa. Children : 

a. Edgar Nathaniel, b. Alexandria, Apr. 10, 1863 ; m. Mary 
Horner, Apr. 10, 1892 ; farmer in Sanborn, Iowa. 

b. Dora Belle, b. A., Dec. 25, 1866; m. July 4, 1886, John 
Holmes, a banker at Archer, Iowa. 

c. Frank Henry, b. A., Jan. n, 1872; a farmer at Sanborn, 
Iowa. 

30. Benjamin Kidder, b. Mar. 14, 1832 ; m. Mar. 14, 1858, Lavinia 
Elder, and res. Anoka, Minn. 

31. Achsah, b. Feb. 11, 1833; m. James Bartlett, Sept. 14, 1853; res. 
Detroit, Mich. 

(n) Hosea Ballou, b. Oct. 1, 1800, m. Apr. 6, 1822, 
Cynthia P., dau. Joseph Sanborn (See.), b. Jan. 19, 1807. He 
came to Bristol in 1834. He built the house next beyond the 
cemetery on same side of highway, and res. there ; was a specu- 
lator and farmer ; was one of the contractors for the construction 
of the Franklin and Bristol railroad. He went West April, 1855, 
and d. at Beaver Dam, Wis., Oct. 18, 1855, ae. 55-0-17. She 
d. Alexandria, Nov. 13, 1892, ae. 85-9-24. 

children 

32 Ira Persons, b. Hill, Sept. 10, 1823; kept hotel for a time where 
is now Hotel Bristol ; went West in 1846 ; thence to Cuba, where he was a 
railroad contractor and builder. He m. in 1853, Ellen Compton, and d. 
of yellow fever at Matansas, Cuba, Sept. 5, i860, ae. 36-11-25. 

33. Mary Jane, b. H., Mar. 8, 1827 ; d. Oct. 24, 1829. 

34. Sarah Jane, b. H., Nov. 28, 1829; d. Nov. 11, 1831. 

35. Charlotte Augusta, b. Alexandria, Sept. 7, 1833 ! m - July 22 > 1853, 
George F. Preston. He was in the U. S. army, and d. at Fort Bridger, 
Utah, Dec. 17, i860. She res. many years in Alexandria, till 1898 ; now in 
New Hampton. 

36. Ellen Maria, b. Bristol, July 23, 1837 ; m - Andrew F. Burpee. 
(See.) 

37. Luisde Leon, b. B., Dec. 4, 1842. (See Roll of Honor.) Was a 
farmer in Alexandria till 1898, now New Hampton ; unm. 

38. Anna Belle, b. B., Aug. 24, 1852; d. Oct. 14, 1854. 

(12) Horace Ballou, b. Nov. 8, 1801, m. May 27, 1827, 

Mary Bean, dau. Caleb and L,ois (Phelps) Simonds. She was b. 

Alexandria, Apr. 12, 1809. They came to Bristol in 1869, where 

he d. Feb. 6, 1891, ae. 89-3-29; she d. Bristol, June 30, 1894 

ae. 85-2-18. 

children, all born in Alexandria 

39. Caleb, b. Dec. 10, 1828 ; d. Sept. 4, 1832, ae. 3-9-24. 

40. Horace Selden, b. June 27, 1833 ; d. Apr. 22, 1854, ae. 20-9-25. 




Lilian A. Bali.ou 



GENEALOGIES — BALLOU 15 

41. Levi Bartlett, b. July 17, 1839; d. Mar. 2, 1841, ae. 1-7-15. 
#42. Lucian Augustus, b. May 4, 1844. 

(13) Zara Ballou, b. Dec. 10, 1802, m. Jan. 19, 1834, Car- 
oline Tenney, b. Nov. 10, 1810. They were farmers in Hill, 
where he d. Sept. 7, 1866, ae. 63-8-27 ; she d. Alexandria, Dec. 
17, 1886, ae. 76-1-7. 

children, all born in Hill 

43. Warren, b. Oct. 29, 1834 ; d. unm. at Manchester, Feb. 15, 1859, 
ae. 24-3-16. 

44. Mary Jane, b. Mar. 21, 1837 ; m. William Saltmarsh. He d. Law- 
rence, Mass.; she res. Waltham, Mass. 

45. Persis Garland, b. Apr. 10, 1839 ; d. Jan 31, 1852, ae. 1 2-9-21. 

46. Silas, b. July 28, 1841.; m. Abbie Simonds ; res. So. Alexandria. 

47. James T., b. Dec 12, 1843 ; was a laborer in Bristol ; unm. He d. 
Apr. 2, 1893, of accidental gunshot wound received while hunting, 
ae. 49-3-14. 

tf-48. Zara Marshall, b. Aug. 28, 1845. 

49. Ada K., b. July 24, 1847 ; res. Lawrence, Mass.; unm. 

50. Hiland, b. Apr. 25, 1850. 

51. Eveline, b. Nov. 8, 1852; m. Alexander Healey, and d. Waltham, 
Mass., leaving two children. 

(14) John W. Ballou, b. Mar. 4, 1807, m. Mar. 24, 1833, 
Thirza, dau. of Gardner and Davina (Wells) Evans, b. Hill, 
Apr. 25, 1813. He was a farmer; d. Bristol, Aug. 25, 1887, 
ae. 80-5-21. She d. Bristol, Apr. 3, 1895, ae. 82-0-8. 

CHILDREN 

#52. Hiram P., b. Alexandria, Oct. 25, 1833. 

53. Frederick W., b. Jan. 21, 1835 ; m. Mary A. Holmes, widow of 
Silas, and dau. David and. Lucy A. Huntoon, b. Lempster, Mass., May, 
1835. He was a jeweler in Bristol, i868-'74 ; later in Salisbury, where he 
d. in February, 1892, ae. 57. She d. while on a visit in Contoocook, in 
December, 1892, ae. 57. No children. 

54. John Wesley, b. Hill, Oct. 21, 1837; m. May 12, i860, Helen E., 
dau. Henry and Mary L. (.Locke) Nye, b. Gaysville, Vt., May 29, 1837. 
He is a knitter, and inventor of knitting machinery at Bristol, Pa. 
Child : 

a. Minnie F., b. Gonic, May 29, 1861 ; d. Aug. 1, 1863. 

55. Horace Augustus, b. H., Feb. 4, 1840; m. Jan. 4, 1876, Sula A., 
dau. Rice and Sarah (Page) Courser, b. Webster, 1849; she d. Apr. 13, 
1880, and he m. (2) Carrie J. Atwood, dau. Stephen T. and Catherine 
(Hutchinson) Atwood. He is a policeman in Nashua. No children. 

56. Isaac Clark, b. H., Apr. 25, 1842 ; m. Mar. 2, 1873, Ida I. Hast- 
ings, dau. of Robert S. (See.) He is a farmer in H. Children : 

a. Herman U., b. H., Aug. 29, 1874. 

b. Fred C, b. H., July 15, 1876. 

c. Edgar R., b. H., June 15, 1882. 

57. Rufus M., b. Sept. 21, 1847, drowned in Franklin, Aug. 11, 1859. 
#58. George Winslow, b. H., Mar. 31, 1851. 

(16) Elijah Ballou m., Aug. 24, 1834, Elizabeth Peaslee, 
who d. childless, and he m., Mar. 1, 1840, Nancy, dau. of 
Samuel Tirrell. (See.) Shed. Franklin, Sept. 14, 1880. He 
d. Hill. 



1 6 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

59. Maria A., b. Bristol, Apr. 5, 1841 ; rn. Martin M. Nelson, and 
res. Franklin Falls. 

60. Weston, b. B., June 5, 1843; m - Mary Boswell of Hill, who d. 
Aug. 3, 1872, ae. 32. (See Roll of Honor.) He removed to the West. 

61. Wayland, b. B., Oct. 16, 1844; m. Emma, dau. James W. Griffith. 
He was a workman in paper-mill, and d. July 4, 1883, ae. 38-8-18. A 
Mason. (See Roll of Honor.) She m. (2) Amos Tirrell and res. Nashua. 

62. Nellie, b. B., Sept. 1, 1848; m. Napoleon Burleigh, res. Concord. 

63. Alfred N., b. B., June 12, 1850; m. Zilpha White and res. Frank- 
lin. 

64. Emma J., b. B., Jan. 12, 1852; d. Franklin, June 2, 1875, ae. 
23-4-20. 

65. Clara, b. Hill, May 28, 1855; m. Carlos S. Morey ; res. Boscawen. 

(18) William P. Ballou, b. Oct. 20, 1816, m. May 15, 
1847, Mrs. Sophronia M. Sanborn, dau. of Moses M. Smith 
(See), and widow of Gustavus B. Sanborn. (See.) William 
P. was a farmer and shoemaker in Alexandria, and Bristol from 

1867. He d. Bristol, Dec. 7, 1879, ae. 63-1-17. She was a 
milliner here many years ; now res. Church street. 

children 

#66. LaForest Scott, b. Alexandria, Feb. 9, 1849. 
#67. Ouincy Arthur, b. A., Jan. 23, 1852. 

(28) Oliver, b. Alexandria, Sept. 3, 1828, m. Sept. 20, 1855, 
Emily W. Heath, dau. of Robert. (See.) She d. Sept. 2, 
1890, ae. 54-9-18, and he m. Mar. 1, 1892, Ida Gertrude, dau. 
of Levi N. Heath. (See.) He was a manufacturer of organs 
in Concord for ten years, and later was engaged in the art busi- 
ness. He d. Concord, Oct. 5, 1902, ae. 74-1-2. She res. 
Concord. 

children 

68. Hattie Annette, b. July 27, 1858; m. Jan. 18, 1881, Robert Allen 
Ray. Child : 

a. Agnes Ellen, b. Mar. 18, 1883. 

69. Helen Emogene, b. May 21, i860 ; m. Dec. 24, 1891, Albert Edward 
Bodwell. 

(42) Lucian A. Ballou, b. May 4, 1844, came here in 

1868, and was a trader on Lake street. He m. Aug. 20, 1864, 
Mary Ellen, dau. Ansel and Mary (Mills) Fish, b. Lowell, 
Mass., Feb. 16, 1846. She d. Bristol, Aug. 23, 1880, ae. 34- 6 ~7- 
He removed to the West in 188 1, and m. (2) Annie Maria 
Pierce, who d. at Colorado Springs, Col., in 1889. He d. at 
Grinnell, Iowa, July 13, 1890, ae. 46-2-9. Republican ; Mason. 

children, all but first born in Bristol 

70. Mary Eva, b. Alexandria, July 25, 1867; m. Feb. 5, 1891, Orpheus 
Edward Bell, of South Norwood, O. Tliey res. Appleton, Wis. 

71. George Alfred, b. Jan. 4, 1871 ; d. of diphtheria, Apr. 6, 1882. 

72. Martha Grace, b. Nov. 25, 1874. 




Zara Marshall Baluxj 



GENEALOGIES — BALLOU 17 

73. Harr}' Burchard, b. Nov. 5, 1876. Graduated Dartmouth college, 
1902 ; m. Dec. 31, 1902, Ada R. Eaton, of Minneapolis, Minn. Is now, 1904, 
attending Medical school, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 

74. Susie Gertrude, b. Apr. 6, 1878 ; in. Fred H. Bean. (See.) 

(48) Zara Marshall Ballou, b. Aug. 28, 1845, m. May 8, 
1877, Hannah Frances, dau. Thomas W. and Mary (Cheney) 
Shattuck, b. Waterville, Vt., Nov. 14, 1845. He is a manu- 
facturer of picker-sticks. Represented Bristol in the legislature 
of 1889. She d. Bristol, Aug. 1, 1902, ae. 56-8-17. 

children 

75. Frank Marshall, b. Bristol, Nov. 9, i88r. 

76. Walter Thomas, b. B., Dec. 13, 1885. 

(52) Hiram P. Ballou, b. Oct. 25, 1833, m. Oct. 4, 1857, 
Sarah Augusta, dau. of Jacob and Nancy (Sanborn) Heath, b. 
New Hampton, Mar. 25, 1836. He was a workman on knit 
goods and an inventor, and d. Bristol, Dec. 28, 1899, ae. 66- 
2-3. She res. New Hampton. 

CHILDREN 

77. Arthur William, b. New Hampton, Apr. 21, 1861 ; was a druggist 
clerk; went to Pueblo, Col., for his health, and there m. Mar. 15, 1887, 
Emma Davis, of Laconia. He d. of consumption, Bristol, Apr. 17, 1887, 
a few days after his return. She d. Dec. — , 1895, at Laconia. 

78. Minnie Ella, b. Needham, Mass., Dec. 18, 1876; m. Arthur W. 
Seavey. (See.) 

(58) George W. Ballou, b. Mar. 31, 1851, m. May 6, 1874, 
Emma H., dau. Wilson Foster. (See.) She d. Apr. 27, 1887, 
ae. 34-1-26, and he m. Aug. 28, 1893, Florence L.,dau. Horace 
L. and Mary (Corless) Dufer, b. Hill, Jan. 22, 1872. He is a 
farmer at Profile Falls. 

CHILDREN 

79. Oscar F., b. Hill, June 30, 1876. He is janitor of city library, 
Nashua ; unm. 

80. Grace M., b. H., Oct. 27, 1878; m. Burton E. Foss. (See.) 

81. Herbert Hadley, b. Bristol, Feb. 13, 1884 ; is an employee in shoe 
factory, Nashua. 

82. Harriet E., b. B., Mar. 6, 1885. 

83. Lula May, b. B., Dec. 10, 1893. 

84. Daughter, b. B., Jan. 8, 1895 ; d. Apr. 9, 1895. 

85. Daughter, b. B., Feb. 4, 1896; d. May 8, 1896. 

86. Pearl Lou, b. B., May 23, 1897. 

87. John Wesley, d. B. Dec. 13, 1898. 

88. Sou, b. B., Sept. 18, 1900; d. in infancy. 

(66) LaForest S. Ballou, b. Feb. 9, 1849, m. Feb. 6, 1870, 
Elvira B., dau. Hiram and Elvira (Simonds) Gale, b. Dan- 
bur}-, Jan. 14, 1848, and d. Oct. 14, 1882, ae. 34-9-0. He m. 
Sept. 8, 1886, Mary E. Kennedy, Concord. He came to Bris- 
tol about 1870; blacksmith; liveryman; deputy sheriff , i89i-'3; 
now farmer on farm at outlet of Newfound lake ; Democrat. 



1 8 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILD 

89. Lola M., b. Alexandria, Apr. 1, 1873 ; d. Nov. 28, 1S83, ae. 10-7-28. 

(67) Quincy A. Ballou, b. Jan. 23, 1852, m. Oct. 19, 1881, 
Lisette Sophronia, dau. Stephen N. Colby. (See.) He has 
practiced dentistry in Bristol since spring of 1880; is member of 
New Hampshire Dental Society ; Odd Fellow; K. of P.; Demo- 
crat. She is a milliner ; a member of Methodist choir. 

CHILDREN 

90. Hazel Rae, b. Bristol, Dec. 22, 1891. 

91. Elizabeth Belle, b. B., Dec. 25, 1894. 



i. Jamin Ballou, son of William Jirah and Sarah Jane 
(Hazelton) Ballou, was b. Dorset, Vt., Feb. 22, 1842. He m. 
Florence Lenora, dau. William F. Town, b. Dorset, July 28, 
1851. Laborer in Bristol, noAv farmer in Alexandria. 

CHILDREN 

2. Celia, b. Dorset, Vt., Apr. 4, 1867 ; m. Feb. 16, 1884, Benjamin F. 
Heinenway. 

3. George W., b. Goshen, Nov. 3, 1869. Is a farmer in Alexandria. 

4. Jerome, b. Chester, Vt., Nov. 22, 1871 ; m. Nov. 21, 1891, Amy 
Ann, dau. of Charles R. Hammond. Laborer in Bristol. 

5. Clarence Jamin, b. Lempster, July 31, 1879; d. Bristol, Dec. 6, 

1884, ae. 5-4-5- 

6. Edgar, b. Bristol, June 10, 1890. 

7. Florence, b. B., Feb. 8, 1892. 



1. Frederick Jirah Ballou, son of William Jirah and Sarah 
Jane (Hazelton) Ballou, was b. Pawlet, Vt., Apr. 1, 1852. He 
m. Aug. 20, 1873, Janey A., dau. of Joseph Reid, b. Chester- 
field, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1857. They came to Bristol, Nov., 1887. 
Laborer ; res. Lake street. 

CHILDREN 

2. Edgar, b. Clintonville, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1874; d. in Keene, N. Y., 

Sept. 11, 1878. ae. 3-9-6. 

3. Marion May, b. Keene, N. Y., May 12, 1876; m. Jan. 21, 1893, 
Weston J. Braley. (See.) 

4. George Henry, b. Mineville, N. Y., June 5, 1880; m. Feb. 24, 
1900, Elizabeth, dau. William C. Kelley. (See.) Killed Jan. 19, 1901, 
by being struck by engine at railroad crossing in Franklin. She m. (2) 
May 17, 1902, George Bucklin, Alexandria. 

5. Agnes Eveline, b. Montague, Mass., Mar. 5, 1885; m. Apr. 25, 
1903, Edward O. Lord ; res. Bristol, laborer. 

THE BARNEY FAMILY 

1. Ahira Barney, son of James W. and Eliza B. (French) 
Barney, was b. in Grafton, May 18, 1845. He m., June 14, 



GENEALOGIES — BARRETT 19 

1866, Mary Jane, dau. of Charles and Betsey Newell, b. Dec. 
5, 1845. Divorced 1877. In the Civil war he served in the 
15th Regt., N. H. Vols., on the quota of Grafton from Sept. 20, 
1862, to Aug. 13, 1863. He was promoted to corporal on the 
field in March, 1863 ; was wounded at Port Hudson with a buck 
shot in the arm and lost the end of one finger by a minie ball. 
He was a resident of Bristol i88o-'86, and has been here since 
1899. Carpenter, Republican, Odd Fellow, G. A. R. 

CHILD 

2. Leona Miriam, b. Newport, June 14, 1876 ; tn. George E. Twotn- 
bly, June 14, 1902. 

THE BARRETT FAMILY 

1. Amos Emery Barrett, the son of Emory A. and Martha 
K. (Ferrin) Barrett, was b. Bridgewater, Aug. 7, i860. He m. 
Mar. 29, 18S2, Nellie G., dau. James and Martha Weston, b. 
Reading, Mass., Apr. 2, 1864. He was a res. of Bristol some 
years ; now a farmer in Alexandria. 

CHILDREN 

2. Howard E., b. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1883; d. Dec. 28, 1899, ae. 

16-9-15- 

3. Eva M., b. B., June 14, 1884. 

4. Elsie M., b. Alexandria, Mar. 6, 1891. 



i. David Euther Barrett, son of Emory A. and Martha K. 
(Ferrin) Barrett, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 9, 1854, m. July 2, 1886, 
Lavinia Winnifred, dau. of Frank J. and Hattie L. (Gilman) 
Smith, b. Plymouth, Jan. 11, 1868. Was a farmer in Bridge- 
water till 1896 ; a laborer in Bristol. 

children 

2. Fred Morton, b. Bridgewater, Sept. 23, 1888. 

3. Harry Edward, b. B., June 21, 1890. 

4. Emory Francis, b. B., Sept. 19, 1892. 

5. Hattie Emma, b. B., Aug. 21, 1894. 

6. Reua Martha, b. B., Mar. 30, 1896 ; d. Aug. 11, 1896. 

7. Lester Amos, b. Bristol, Mar. 25, 1897 ; d. Apr. 5, 1897. 

8. Mildred Aneeta, b. B., Apr. 3, 1899. 

9. Lena Alice, b. B., Dec. 2, 1901. 

THE BARTLETT FAMILIES 

From records in existence the Bartletts of Bristol can clearly 
trace their genealogy from Adam Bartlett, who d. in England in 
the year 1100. He was an Esquire to Brian, a Knight, and 
landed in England with him, with William the Conqueror, and 
seated himself in Ferring, Co. Sussex. Brian's name appears on 



20 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

the "Battle Abbey Roll." Both received grants of land, Stop- 
ham, in Sussex, being the principal grant. Brian, the Norman 
Knight, assumed the name of Brian de Stopham. 

In the 14th century, John Bartlett married a daughter and 
heiress of the Stophams and came into possession of the whole 
property, the male line of the Stophams having failed. The 
Bartletts have lived on the estate since the Conquest, and 
fought at the battles of Crecy in 1346, and at Poitiers in 1356, 
and subscribed liberally towards the fund to defend England 
against the attack of the Spanish armada in 1588. The records 
in the stone church, built by the famity in the 13th century, is 
complete from John Bartlett, born early in 1300, to the present. 
Sir Walter B. Bartlett, the present representative of the family, is 
a member of the House of Commons. In 15 14, Richard Bartlett, 
heir of the estate, died. He left several children, one of whom 
was Edmund, who d. leaving, with other children two sons, 
John and Richard, who came to America in ship Mary and 
John, and settled in Newbury, Mass., about 1634. The Bart- 
letts of Bristol are the descendants of 

1. Richard, b. 1590, who came to America as above. He 
d. Ma3 T 25, 1647, leaving five children. One son 

2. Richard, b. England, 1621, came to America with his 
father. He was representative in the Colonial legislature of 
1679, 1680, 1681, and 1684. He d. Newbury, Mass., 1698. 
His wife, Abigail, d. Mar. 1, 1687. His second son was 

3. Richard, b. Feb. 21, 1649. He m. Nov. 18, 1673, 
Hannah Emery of Newbury, Mass. He d. leaving ten children, 
of whom the eighth was 

4. Stephen, b. Apr. 21, 1691, in Newbury, m. Hannah 
Webster of Salisbury, Mass. He left several children, of whom 
the second was 

5. Joseph, b. Apr. 18, 1720 ; m. Jane Colby, dau. of Icha- 
bod Colby, a physician in Salisbury, Mass. He left several 
children of whom the oldest was 

6. Levi, b. Apr. 25, 1745. Of his children one was 

7. Ichabod Colby Bartlett, b. Amesbury, Mass., Mar. 29, 
1779. His father died when he was a mere boy and he removed 
with his mother to Boscawen. He commenced life as a clerk in 
the store of Andrew Bowers, in Salisbury, Mass., where he 
remained till 1800, when he came to Bristol. He soon after com- 
menced trade in a very humble way, in a building that stood on 
east side South Main street, where is now Frank W. Bingham's 
harness shop. In 1802, he erected a wooden building in Central 
square, just in front of the present store in this square. Here his 
business rapidly increased and about 1823 he erected the brick 
part of the present store. Here he continued in trade till 1838 ; 
engaged in farming and quite extensively in the cattle trade, 
and accumulated a large property. " Cato," Dr. J. S. Eaton, in 




ICHABOD C. BakTI.ITT 



GENEALOGIES — BARTLETT 21 

a letter to The Enterprise, Dee. 7, 1878, thus speaks of Mr. 
Bartlett : "The name of Ichabod C. Bartlett was a tower of 
honor and strength in the commercial world. His strict methods 
of business taught the people providence and the importance of 
paying their debts. Each fall Mr. Bartlett and his aids would 
gather up a great herd of cattle for market, taken largely for 
debt, and woe to the luckless debtor who did not call at the cap- 
tain's office and settle. He was a gentleman of the old school 
in dress and manners, just but tenacious. When the question of 
the color of paint for the pews of the new church was discussed, 
Mr. Bartlett said 'white,' the majority said 'green,' so all the 
pews were painted green except Mr. Bartlett's which was painted 
white, which color was later approved by all. Excommunicated 
from the church for selling rum, he later became a strong tem- 
perance man and reunited with the church." He was suc- 
ceeded in business by his sons. He represented Bridgewater 
three years in the legislature and served as town clerk, and 
served Bridgewater and Bristol as treasurer. Nov. n, 1801, he 
m. Anna S., dau. of Col. Peter Sleeper. (See.) She d. in 
Bristol, Oct. 8, 1869, ae. 86-1-26; he d. Bristol, Mar. 20, i860, 
ae. 80-1 1-2 1. His residence was on the north side of Pleasant 
street, the same as now occupied by his son. (See Mercantile 
Industries.) 

children, all born in Bristol 

8. Mary, b. June 7, 1802 ; m. William M. Lewis, of Bristol. They 
removed to Gainesville, Ala., where she d. May 31, 1831, ae. 28-11-34. 
He m. (2) a lady in Michigan and d. there. Child : 

a. William Frederic. 

9. Jane, b. July 19, 1804. She res. at the old homestead, unm., 
where she d. Feb. 23, i88r, ae. 76-7-4. 

-";io. Levi, b. Jan. 8, 1807. 

11. Frederick K., b. Sept. 5, 1808 ; d. June 11, 1811. 

#12. Gustavus, b. Oct. 22, 1810. 

13. Anna, b. Dec. 14, 1812; m. Jonas Minot. (See.) 

■#14. Frederick, b. Nov. 29, 1815. 

(10) L,evi Bartlett, b. Jan. 8, 1807, m. Martha P. Haines, 
dau. Stephen and Mary (Pickering) Haines, b. Canterbury, 
Feb. 16, 1815. She d. Bristol, May 8, 1865, ae. 50 years ; he 
d. Bristol, Nov. 14, 1868, ae. 61-10-6. He was educated at 
Norwich (Vt.) Military Academy. He was a man of large 
business enterprises and acquired his estate in the same mer- 
cantile business as his father. He sold his business to his 
brother, Gustavus, and Cyrus Taylor. He was a selectman of 
the town six years ; town clerk one year, and represented his 
town in the legislature two years. He was an active member 
of the Congregational church and for man}- years its most liberal 
supporter. He was interested in enterprises to improve the 

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22 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

town, and was ready to assist by moral or financial support. 
He res. east side Central square. 

children, all born in Bristol 

15. Frederick Haines, b. May 25, 1840. He was in lumber business 
at Profile Falls. Studied for ministry at Andover Theological Seminary 
i872-'74. Licensed to preach by the Hopkinton association July 9, 1872 ; 
ordained as an evangelist at Bristol, Feb. 20, 1879. Was a missionary Cen- 
tral City, Dakota, in 1879; acting pastor, Breckenridge, Minn., i883-'84. 
While at Breckenridge he was elected surveyor of Wilkins Co., Minn. 
He engaged in civil engineering and land surveying from 1884 till Oct. 
1887 ; in business at Avalanche, N. H., Oct. i887-'9i ; for some years has 
been in business at Silverton, B. C. Unm. 

16. Levi Scott, b. Jan. 4, 1842 ; d. Sept. 9, 1846, ae. 4-8-5. 

17. Annie Pickering, b. Nov. 30, 1843 ; d. Sept. 15, 1882, ae. 38-9-14. 
Unm. She was for some years organist at Congregational church. 

18. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb, 5, 1849; res. at her father's homestead. 
Unm. 

(12) Gustavus Bartlett, b. Oct. 22, 1810, m. Nov. 25, 
1834, Clarinda Jane, dau. of Nicholas M. and Sally (Eastman) 
Taylor, b. New Hampton, Mar. 9, 1815, and d. Bristol, Nov. 1, 
1837, ae. 22-7-22. He m. Nov. 24, 1839, Martha, a sister of 
his first wife, b. New Hampton, June 17, 1820, and d. Bristol, 
Oct. 23, 1856, ae. 36-4-6. He m., Dec. 3, 1861, Susan A. 
Nicholas. He was in trade for several years in the Central 
square store, and his residence was on South side of Pleasant 
street. He removed to Lowell, Mass., Oct. 26, 1863. In May, 
1867, he settled in Milford, where he d. Dec. 11, 1893, ae. 
83-1-19. She res. Milford. Congregationalist, Republican. 

children, all born in Bristol 

19. Mary Lewis, b. Aug. 10, 1837; d. Aug. 12, 1837. 
#20. Ichabod Colby, b. Sept. 10, 1841. 

21. Mary Clarinda, b. May 1, 1843 '» d. July 24, 1844, ae. 1-2-23. 

22. Sarah Eastman, b. Feb. 4, 1845 ; m. Charles Moses Proctor, Nov. 
24, 1869. He was b. Aug. 12, 1844, in West Cambridge, Mass., the son of 
Moses and Elizabeth (Conant) Proctor. They res. in Milford twenty 
years after marriage, then removed to Wilton where they now live. 
Farmer. Children : 

a. Elizabeth Martha, b. Milford, July 21, 1870. 

b. Charles Owen, b. M., Sept. 30, 1873. 

c. Walter Bartlett, b. M., Mar. 17, 1879; d. Apr. 20, 1900, ae. 
21-1-3. 

23. Clara Anstris, b. Apr. 5, 1847 ; d. June 20, 1848, ae 1-2-15. 

24. Ann Minot, b. Aug. 7, 1849; m - J onn S. Conner. (See.) 

25. Charles Henry, b. Nov. 3, 1862, was educated at the common 
schools of Milford ; Chauncey Hall school, and Mass. Institute of Tech- 
nology and Association Law school, Boston. He has been connected 
with the engineering of a number of railroads, including the New York 
and New England ; Providence and Worcester ; Boston and Lowell ; 
Providence, Webster and Springfield ; Concord ; Lake Shore ; New Bos- 
ton ; Concord and Montreal, and Boston and Maine. He was associated 
with N. W. Ellis and ex-Gov. Weston, of Manchester, in engineering 




GUSTAVUS P.AKTI.KTT 



GENEALOGIES — BARTLETT 23 

and contracting. In 1889, he formed a partnership with Frank A. Gay 
at Manchester, succeeding N. W. Ellis & Co., and did a general engineer- 
ing business, building many of the water works and sewer systems 
throughout New Hampshire. Removed to Boston in 1895, where he was 
connected with the Boston Transit Commission in the construction of the 
Subway. Later was appointed by the United States government to take 
charge of the engineering of the new plant for the construction and 
repair department at the Charlestown Navy Yard. In 1901, he was 
admitted to the Mass. bar ; has now a law and consulting engineer- 
ing office at 607 Pemberton Building, in Boston, and an engineering 
office in Manchester. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers ; New England Water Works Association ; United 
Order of the Golden Cross ; Knights of Pythias ; I. O. O. F.; Sons of the 
American Revolution, a Mason of the 32nd degree ; and a member of 
other organizations. He m. Dec. 17, 1890, Gertrude B., dau. of Joseph C, 
and Frances M. Jones, b. Claremont, Sept. 9, 1871. No children. 

(14) Frederick Bartlett, b. Nov. 29, 1815, m. Dec. 10, 
1845, Jane Eliza Sutherland, dan. of Daniel S. Smith. (See.) 
She was b. Mar. 12, 1824, and d. Bristol, Mar. 25, 1867, ae. 
33-0-13. He was graduated from Dartmouth college in 1835 
and has always res. in Bristol. (See Lawyers.) Represented 
the town in legislatures of 1851 and i860, and in state consti- 
tutional convention of 1850. Was selectman two years. Far- 
mer, Congregationalist. 

children, all born in Bristol 

26. Ella Jane, b. Nov. 29, i8_|6; m. Augustus W. Evans, Concord, 
who d. Apr. 17, 1880, ae. 31-1-0. She d. Bristol, Nov. 28, 1896, ae. 
49-] 1-29. One child, d. 1880. 

27. William, b. Jan. 28, 1848 ; m. Mar. 25, 1874, Eva Eliza, dau. John 
P.Taylor. (See.) He left Bristol for Minn, about 1876; has a general 
store and is a dealer in real estate at Beardslej^, Minn. No children. 

28. George Smith, b. Nov. 12, 1849 '. studied medicine ; druggist 
at Meredith. Unm. 

29. Levi Scott, b. Feb. 8, 1852; farmer; d. unm., July 18, 1885, ae. 
33-5-10. 

#30. Gustavus, b. May 27, 1854. 

31. Martha, b. Mar. 11, 1857; d. Mar. 25, 1870, ae. 13-0-4. 

(20) Ichabod C. Bartlettt, b. Sept. 10, 1841, m. Oct. 20, 
1862, Ellen Augusta, dau. Moody C. Sawyer. (See.) She d. 
in Maiden, Mass., Oct. 20, 1873, ae. 30-0-0. He left Bristol 
March, 1864, and has res. in Maiden, Mass., since 1871. 

CHILDREN 

32. Martha Relief, b. Bristol, Dec. 30, 1863 ; m. John S. Conner. 
(See.) 

33. Anna, b. Cambridge, Mass., Apr. — , 1865; d. Sept. 15, [865. 

34. Ichabod Roy, b. Charlestown, Mass., Sept.— , 1869; d. Sept. 15, 
1870. 

35. Philip Guy, b. Charlestown, Mass., Mar. 1, 1871 ; res. Maiden ; 
Mass., connected with a wholesale flour store in Boston. 

(30) Gustavus Bartlett, b. May 27, 1854, m. May 29, 1873, 



24 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Susan Frances, dau. David P. and Harriet N. (Griffin) Sargent, 
b. Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 6, 1853. He was in trade in Con- 
cord ; now res. Bristol at his father's homestead. Republican, 
Congregationalist, farmer. 

CHILD 

36. Hattie, b. Concord, Feb. 18, 1875 ; m. Feb. 23, 1896, George 
Arthur Ballard, b. Concord, Aug. 27, 1873. He is a printing-office press- 
man. Child : 

a. Frances Ella, b. Portsmouth, Aug. 18, 1901. 



i. Nathaniel Bartlett, the son of Thomas and Ann (Don- 
nel) Bartlett, was b. Dec. 29, 1830, in Eliot, Me. Nov. 17, 
1856, he m. Caroline Eliza, dau. of Lemuel and Philinda (Hast- 
ings) Kendall, b. Hebron, May 12, 1836. He was a shoe manu- 
facturer in Natick, Mass., with his son, George N., till they 
came to Bristol in 1894, and prosecuted same business here. 
He d. Bristol, Feb. 2, 1900, ae. 69-1-3. After his death, the 
son continued the business. 

children 

-"?2. George Nathaniel, b. Natick, Mass., Sept. 15, 1857. 

3. Anna Florence, b. N., July 27, i860; d. Groton, Oct. 2, i860. 

4. Oscar Spaulding, b. Eliot, Me., May 11, 1862; m. Clara Isabel 
Dennett, dau. of Jeremy, of Taunton, Mass. He d. Feb. 26, 1888, ae. 
2 5-9-!5- Child : 

a. Georgia, b. Sept. 18, 1887. 

(2) George N. Bartlett, b. Sept. 15, 1857, m. Sept. 12, 

1887, Ella Josephine, dau. George Champney, b. Ayer, Mass., 

Oct. 8, 1861. He was a shoe manufacturer in Natick till 1894, 

subsequently in Bristol till spring of 1902, when he removed to 

East Holliston, Mass., where he is a farmer. 

children 

5. Nathaniel Champney, b. Natick, Mass., Apr. 6, 1890. 

6. Stephen Wyman, b. Bristol, Oct. 3, 1894. 

7. Charles Oscar, b. B., June 4, 1896. 



i. Frank Giles Bartlett, the son of Corbin and Sarah Jane 
(Nicholas) Bartlett, was b. Newbury, Apr. 13, 1876. He is a 
locomotive fireman on the Bristol branch of the Boston & Maine 
railroad. Came to Bristol, July, 1900, and m. Feb. 12, 1903, 
Sadie Maria, dau. of Albert and Sarah J. (Maxfield) Hussey, 
b. Goshen, Mar. 20, 1877. 

THE BATCHELDER FAMILY 

1. Benjamin Batchelder, b. Hampton, Nov. 9, 1729, set- 
tled in Deerfield, removed to Meredith and there d. He was 
the father of ten children. One was 



GENEALOGIES — BATCHELDER 25 

2. Simeon, who m. (1) Mary Marston, (2) Miss Powell. 
He settled in New Hampton, and removed to Bridgewater about 

1795- 

children, all except first born in Bridgewater 

^3. Benjamin, b. Meredith (New Hampton), June 2, 1787. 

4. Minor, or Jemima, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 14, 1789, m. Seth Glover. 

5. Patty, b. Apr. 6, 1790, m. Cummings. Child: 

a. Martha Cummings, 5 Durham street, Boston. 

6. Caleb, b. Aug. 24, 1791, m. (1) Hannah Moses, (2) Mary Rollins, 
widow of Noah ; d. July 31, 1868, ae. 76-11-7. 

7. Polly, b. June 29, 1793 ; m. Folsom Swain. 
•":8. Simeon, b. Aug. 29, 1795. 

■£9. David, b. Sept. 24, 1797 (Sept. 12, 1798). 

10. Betsey, b. Mar. 18, 1803 ; m. Benjamin E. Tilton. (See.) 

11. Phebe, b. Nov. 26, 1807; m. John Boynton. Children : 

a. George O., res. Boston. 

b. Augusta Ann, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 25, 1836; m. David S. 
Kidder. (See.) 

12. Nancy, m. Sherburn W. Tilton. (See.) 

(3) Benjamin Batehelder, b. June 2, 1787, m. 1815, Mary 
Spaulding, b. Merrimack, Jan. 24, 1790; d. Sept. 26, 1849, ae. 
59-7-12, in Bridgewater. He was a farmer in Bridgewater, and 
there d. Aug., 1859, ae. 72-2-. 

children 

13. Benjamin Spaulding, b. July 6, 1816 ; m. Nancy C. Batehelder of 
Whitefield. Three children. 

14. Daniel, b. July 24, 1818; m. Mary J. Plumer of Thornton. 
Farmer and Free Baptist minister in Ashland ; three children. 

15. Simeon, b. Sept., 1820; m. Eliza H. Colby. A farmer in Hook- 
sett. No children. 

16. Abigail Frost, b. June, 1824 ; m. James M. Ames. (See.) 

17. Putnam, b. Mar. 16, 1826. Farmer in Sanbornton ; three children. 

18. John Boynton, b. Jan. 20, 1832; m. Sarah Colby, Oct. 5, 1864. 
Res. Bridgewater, Sornerville, Mass., and Tilton. 

19. Mary b., Oct. 12, 1835 ; in. Beniah P. Burley, Sanbornton. 

(8) Simeon Batehelder, b. Aug. 29, 1795, m. Mar. 6, 
1822, Sarah Spaulding. She was b. Nashua, Feb. 18, 1798, 
and d. Bridgewater, July 14, 1852, ae. 54-4-26 ; he d. Bridge- 
water, Jan. 13, 1864, ae. 68-4-14. 

children 

20. Benjamin, b. Jan. 29, 1825 ; d. July 10, 1828. 

21. Solomon, b. Sept. 25, 1826; d. July 7, 1828. 

22. Benjamin Spaulding, b. Jan. 30, 1829. Res. Hardin, Clayton Co., 
Iowa. 

23. Solomon, b. Jury 14, 1830; d. May, 1832. 

24. Mary Marston, b. July 13, 1832; d. Dec. 17, 1868, ae. 36-5-4. 

25. Simeon Dana, b. Feb. 23, 1834; d. Nov. I, 1856, ae. 22-8-8. 

26. David Spaulding, b. Bridgewater, July 22, 1836 ; m. May 20, 1858, 
Abbie A., dau. Rodnev and Abigail (Frost) Hammond, b. Bridgewater, 
July 31, 1836. Res. Plymouth. Children : 



26 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Annabel, b. Nov. 23, 1862; d. Jan. 5, 1864. 

b. Addie Ann, b. Oct. 26, 1864; m. Apr. 15, 1893, Curtis A. Gor- 
don ; res. Ashland. 

c. Abbie Frost, b. May 3, 1871 ; d. July 4, 1893, ae. 22-3-1. 

d. Mary Esther, b. Oct. 17, 1873. 

e. Sadie Hammond, b. Aug. 28, 1877. 

27. Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1838; d. May 18, 1840, ae. 1-9-3. 

28. Sarah Ann, b. May 24, 1840; d. June 18, 1850, ae. 10-0-24. 

(9) Dea. David Batchelder, b. Sept. 24, 1797, m., in 1821, 
Sally Thompson, dau. of Moses Thompson Willard, who was 
killed at the battle of Plattsburg, Sept. 11, 1814. She was b. 
in Bow, Feb. 21, 1802. He d. Bridgewater, July 12, 1833, as 
the result of a mistake of a druggist in filling a prescription 
with a poison, instead of a harmless remedy ordered, ae. 35- 
9-18. She m. (2) Rev. Paul Perkins, a Free Baptist clergy- 
man, who d. Hebron, Apr. 3, 1843. She d. Concord, in Feb., 
1883, ae. 81. One child Ruth, was b. of this marriage. 

children, all born in Bridgewater 

29. Louisa Lavina, b. Sept. 16, 1822; m. (1) Orrin Gordon, (2) Joseph 
Kidder. (See.) 

30. David W., d. aged two years. 
#31. Charles Willard, b. Aug. 30, 1825. 

32. Lucinda Thompson, b. Apr. 5, 1826 ; m. Levi Nelson. (See.) 

33. David, b. Nov. 3, 1829; m. May 1, 1855, Eliza A., dau. John 
Hastings. (See.) He came to Bristol in 1846, worked at his trade, that 
of a wheelwright. In 1853, went to Concord, where he was an emplo} T ee 
in the Abbott-Downing carriage manufactory. In 1884, went to Florida, 
where he d., June 30, 1890, ae. 70-7-27. 

#34. Nathan Hammond, b. Apr. 20, 1833. 

(31) Charles W. Batchelder, b. Aug. 30, 1825, m. in 
1S50, Huldah T. Emmons, dau. Benjamin. (See.) She was 
b. Bristol, Nov. 23, 1826, and d. Concord, Sept. 27, T856, ae. 
29-10-4. He m. (2) Olive Adeliza, dau. Alexander White, of 
Clarendon, Vt. She d. Sept. 5, 1882, and he m. in July, 1883, 
Mrs. Rebecca G. Swain, of Hebron, who now res. in Concord. 
He came to Bristol from Concord fall of 1861. He was a car- 
penter and builder, and surveyor of lumber. In 1880, removed 
to Concord, where he was city surveyor. He d. Concord, Apr. 
12, 1890, ae. 64-7-12. Republican; a life long member of the 
Free Baptist church. 

children 

35. Mary Anna, b. Concord, Dec. 23, 1850 ; m. Sept. 26, 1870, in Bris- 
tol, Edwin Edgar Clark, b. Newbury, Vt., Dec. 16, 1847. He was a 
harness-maker, in shop in Central square next to the bridge ; removed 
to Concord, where he was auctioneer and commission merchant. Res. 
Concord. 

36. Frank Edwin, b. C, July 3, 1853 ; d. July 27, 1855. 
#37. Charles Frank, b. C, Sept. 19, 1855. 

(34) Nathan H. Batchelder, b. Apr. 20, 1833, m. Dec. 20 



GENEALOGIES — BEAN 27 

1856, Isabelle Barron, dau. Dudley and Ruby Hovey, b. Brad- 
ford, Vt., Aug. 1, 1836. He was a resident of Bristol as a 
boy, i844~'48, and was in business as a manufacturer of sleighs 
at the No. End, 1 872-' 78. He removed to Haverhill, where he 
d. Feb. 20, 1899, ae. 65-10-0. She res. Haverhill. 

CHILDREN 

38. Fred Perkins, b. Haverhill, Dec. 17, 1864; master of Ingalls 
School, Lynn, Mass. 

39. Mary Hovey, b. H., Aug. 3, 1869 ; d. Oct. 27, 1869. 

(37) Charles F. Batchelder, b. Sept. 19, 1855, came to 
Bristol 1861; m. Dec. 24, 1879, Florence Adelaide Coombs, b. 
Richmond, Dec. 30, 1862. He returned to Concord, 1880, 
where he now res. 

children 

40. Grace Emmons, b. Oct. 7, 1880; d. August, 1881. 

41. Louise Lawrence, b. Aug. 22, 1882. 

42. Charles Walter, b. Dec. 27, 1885 ; d. Sept. 23, 1891, ae. 5-8-26. 



THE BEAN FAMILIES 

1. Dea. Elisha Bean, son of Jeremiah, of Deerfield, b. 

1740, was one of the early settlers in Plymouth. He m. (1) 

Ruth, b. 1740; d. May, 15, 1808; (2) Aug. 29, 1808, Jemima 

Daft, of Rumney, who d. Jan. 8, 1817. He d. Sept. 15, 1817, 

ae. 77. Elisha and Ruth had eleven children. Of these, two 

were 

children 

#2. Elisha, b. Plymouth, 1773. 
■;-3- Jeremiah, b. P., 1774 

(2) Elisha Bean, b. 1773, m. Nov. 17, 1796, Polly, dau. 
Simeon Cross. (See.) He was the first settler on the William 
H. Abel farm in Bridge water, first taxed in 181 1, and there d. 
June 20, 1853, ae. 80 years. She d. Bridgewater, 1861, ae. 87. 

CHILDREN 
#4. Simeon C. 

5. Abigail C, m. July 13, 1826, David C. Ferrin. 

(3) Jeremiah Bean, b. 1774, came to Bristol from Hebron 
about 1802. He m. Elizabeth West, b. 1769. He was a farmer 
and d. Bristol, Mar. 8, 186 1, ae. 86-5-0. She d. Bristol, Apr. 
3, 1861, ae. 91-8-0. 

CHILDREN 

6. Huldah W., b. Hebron, Dec. 6, 1796 ; m. Amos Boardman of 
Bridgewater, and removed to New York state. 

7. Hannah F., b. H., Mar. 31, 1799 ; m. Pliney Roberts, and removed 
to Meredith. He d. Jan. 9, 1828, ae. 28-9-8. 

»8. Peter M., b. H., Mar. 14, 1801. 



28 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

9. Jeremiah, b. Bristol, Mar. 9, 1803 ; m. Sally Tirrell, and removed 
to Boston, Mass. He d. Jan. 28, 1834, ae. 30-10-19. 

10. Sally, b. B., May 6, 1805 ; m. John Sleeper. (See.) 
*n. Philip Cilley, b. B., Feb. 19, 1807. 

12. Orrisa W., b. B., June 10, 1809; d. Feb. 15, 1831, ae. 21-8-5. 

13. Ruth, b. B., Jan. 26, 1813 ; d. July 9, 1830, ae. 17-5-13 

14. Eliza W., b. B., July 11, 1815 ; m. Jan. 17, 1837, Peter Tirrell, b. 
Feb. 23, 181 r, Nashua. He d. May 18, 1849, Nashua, ae. 38-2-25, and she 
m. Jan. 1, 1850, John D. Brown. (See.) 

15. George M., b. B., Nov. 21, 1818; d. Mar. 2, 1843, ae. 24-3-11. 

(4) Simeon C. Bean, m. Polly Harron, b. Warner. He 
was a farmer on the W. H. Abel farm in Bridgewater. After 
his death she removed to New Hampton, and there d. Oct. 31, 
1882, ae. 79 years. 

children 

16. Clarissa, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 17, 1843; m. Slyvester Cross. 
(See.) 

17. Mandana, m. (1) Enoch Gordon, and had two children by him. 
He went to California and there d. and she m. (2) John Fuller, Bridge- 
water. One child. They res. Earlville, Iowa. 

18. Dearborn, in.; d. 1886, of consumption, in Earlville. 

19. Nancy, m. W. H. Abel, and d. Bridgewater. 

20. Milton, in.; res. for a time in Bristol, and d. of consumption in 
Earlville, in Dec, 1886. 

(8) Peter M. Bean, b. Mar. 14, 1801, m. July 13, 1826, 
Judith F., dau. Simeon Cross. She was b. Aug-. 13, 1792. 
(Cross record, Aug. 17, 1791) They removed to Berea, Ohio, 
1S52, where he d. July 31, 1872, ae. 71-4-17 ; she d. same place, 
Apr. 8, 1880, ae. 87-7-25. Farmers, Methodists. 

CHILDREN 

21. Sally M., b. May 13, 1827 ; d. Feb. 13, 1829. 

22. Simeon C, b. May 10, 1830 ; killed by lightning, Aug. 2, 1850, at 
house of Jeremiah Bean in Bristol, ae. 20-2-23. 

23. Elizabeth W., b. Sept. 5, 1831 ; m. Squires S. Brown. (See.) 

(11) Rev. Philip C. Bean, b. Feb. 19, 1807, m. May 22, 
1827, Nancy, dau. John and Nancy (Pressey) Harron, b. Bridge- 
water, May 4, 1809. He was a farmer in District No. 7, and 
Methodist local preacher ; was licensed to preach in 1838 by the 
Methodist Episcopal church in Hanover ; was ordained local 
deacon by Bishop Waugh in Claremont in 1843, and ordained 
local elder by Bishop Hedding at Northfield in 1847. He left 
Bristol in 1852, and d. East Manchester, 1879, ae. 72 ; she d. 
same place, 1896, ae. 87. 

CHILDREN 

24. Lydia Ann Cross, b. Bristol, Feb. 20, 1829; m. about 1863, George 
Washington Dearborn ; res. East Manchester. Child : 

a. George Philip, m. Aug., 1894, Eva Martin, Alexandria, and d. 
1901. (?) 



GENEALOGIES — BEAN 29 

#25. John Harron Sleeper, b. Bristol, Sept. — , 1831. 

#26. George Moses, b. B., May 30, 1842. 

27. Jeremiah, b. Bridgewater, d. young of scarlet fever. 

28. Moody Marshall, b. B., d. young of scarlet fever. 

29. Harrison Pressey, b. Oct. 22, 1857; m. Emily J. Rogers, Hebron. 
While residing in Manchester, in 1878, he went away and was never heard 
from. She d. Hebron, 1882. Son, Walter. 

(25) Lieut. John H. S. Bean, b. Sept. — , 1831, m. Nov. 
25, 1856, Eliza W. Parker, of Rumford, Me. They resided at 
Rumford till 1862, when he enlisted in the 12th Regt. Maine 
Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) After the war he was postmaster 
at Bridgewater, then removed to Bristol to the Nelson neigh- 
borhood, where his buildings were destroyed by fire. Was 
three years on police force in So. Boston, where he d. May 26, 

1872, ae. 40-6-0. She res. Nashua. 

children 

30. Orrisa Ann, b. Rumford, Me.; m. James Healy. Three children. 
Res. Nashua. 

31. Oretta Nina, b. R. Unm. Res. Nashua. 

32. Clarence Irving, b. Bristol, m. Kate Smith. He d. Adams, Ore- 
gon, 1886, ae. 22. Child : 

a. Clarence Alvin, res. Adams. 

33. Frank Marshall, b. Bridgewater; d. South Boston, 1872, ae. 8 
years. 

34. Fred Parker, b. B. ; m. ; res. 5 Pleasant street, Nashua. 

(26) George M. Bean, b. May 30, 1842, m., Dec. 6, 
1865, Mary Frances, dau. of Caleb Sawyer. (See.) He came 
to Bristol from Bridgewater, 1853, and removed to East Man- 
chester, 1870, where they res. 

CHILDREN 

35. Arthur Philip, b. Bristol, Jan. 21, 1867 ; d. Manchester, Apr. 23, 

1873, ae. 6-3-2. 

36. Alvin George, b. B., Sept. 21, 1868; m. Apr. 12, 1893, Jennie Maud 
Reid, and res. Manchester. Child : 

a. Norman Reid, b. Mar. 1, 1895. 

37. Harry Oscar, b. East Manchester, Sept. 15, 1870 ; m., June 6, 1892, 
Rose Leilia Still, and res. Manchester. Child : 

a. Charles Douglas, b. Mar. 12, 1893. 

38. Ina Florence, b. E. M., July 15, 1872. 

39. Frank Perry, b. E. M., Aug. 5, 1875. 

40. Albert Stuart, b. E. M., May 28, 1878. 

41. Warren Marshall, b. E. M., Apr. 21, 1884. 

42. Howard Sawyer, b. E. M., May 17, 1886. 



i. Reuben C. Bean, son of Sinclair, was b. 1807, in New- 
port. He m. Sarah Follansbee, dau. of Benjamin. (See.) He 
resided in Bristol from 1834 till 1864. She d. Bristol, July 22, 

1862, ae. 49, and he m. (2) , who res. Franklin 

Falls. He was a dealer in shoes, and a cutter in Warren 



30 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

White's shoe shop ; was an abolitionist, and class leader in 
Methodist church. Died in Penacook, July 20, 1871, ae. 64. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary S., m. James P. Dustin, and d. Nov. 24, 1865, ae. 20. 

3. Sarah Etta, d. Sept. 17, 1855, ae. 2-2-9. 

4. George F. was a conductor on Northern railroad and landlord 
Elm House, Concord. He d. Raymond, Sept. 15, 1882, leaving widow 
and two children. 

5. Ann Maria, m. and res. in Hillsboro. 

6. Charles H., son by second wife. Res. Franklin Falls. 



i. Fred Herman Bean, son of Herman Orvil and Mary 
(Storrer) Bean, was b. Reed's Ferry, June 2, 1878. He came 
to Bristol in September, 1899, and was, till spring of 1903, 
a salesman in store of Cavis Bros., now of firm of Bean & Noyes, 
successors of Alexander & Davis, merchants. He m. Nov. 25, 
1899, Susie G., dau. Lucian A. Ballou. (See.) 

THE BECKFORD FAMILY 

1. Henry Shedd Beckford, son of Capt. David and Sally 
(Edmonds) Beckford, was b. in Salem, Mass., Sept. 8, 1806. 
He m., Feb. 15, 1830, Mary Ann, dau. of Benjamin and Ann 
Perry, of Salem, Mass., b. Apr. 26, 1807, and d. No. Salem, N. 
H., Aug. 23, 1855, ae. 48-3-27. Capt. David Beckford was 
lost at sea. When a boy, Henry S. Beckford commenced 
work in a flannel-mill at Salem, Mass., said to be the first 
flannel-mill in New England. When twenty-one years of age 
he started a flannel-mill for himself in Loudon, N, H., but later 
operated a mill in Salem, N. H., for thirty years. He repre- 
sented Salem, N. H., in the legislature of i860 and '61. He 
came to Bristol in 1863 and engaged in the manufacture of 
frocking at No. Bristol in company with his son, Benjamin P., 
under the firm name of H. S. Beckford & Son. Soon after the 
death of his son and partner, in 1867, he removed to Grafton, 
where he d. Mar. 23, 1883, ae. 76-6-4. 

children, all born in Salem, N. H. 

2. Jacob O., b. Nov. 26, 1830; d. Salem, Mar. 7, 1862, ae. 31-3-11. 

3. Henry P., b. Dec. 27, 1832; was a Baptist clergyman ; d. Nov. 1, 
i860, ae. 27-1 1-4. 

4. Phebe E., b. Dec. 25, 1834; d. Oct. 14, 1852, ae. 17-9-19. 

5. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 1, 1837; d. July 29, 1855, ae. 17-8-28. 

6. Benjamin P., b. May 27, 1839; d. Bristol, Jan. 21, 1867, ae. 27-7-24. 

7. Sarah E., b. June 19, 1841 ; d. Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 17, 1883, ae. 
42-4-28. 

■XS. William Augustus, b. May 15, 1843. 
9. Martha M., b. Dec. 27, 1847; d. Au g- 2 7> 1848, ae. 8 mos. 
*io. Frank Mahlon, b. Oct. 13, 1851. 





Capt. William A. Beckford 



GENEALOGIES — BECKFORD 3 1 

(8) Capt. William A. Beckford, b. May 15, 1843, ran away 
from home before he was eighteen years of age and enlisted, 
Mar. 29, 1861, as a private in Co. B, 3rd U. S. Infantry. When 
serving in this organization, he was present at the first Bull Run 
fight. He was discharged for disability Sept. 5, i86r, and Nov. 
8, 1861, enlisted as a private in Co. F, 8th Regt., N. H. Vols., 
and was mustered in as a sergeant ; was appointed first sergeant 
June 1, 1863, and commissioned first lieutenant Dec. 16, 1863, 
and was mustered out Jan., 1865. Capt. Beckford served with 
the 8th Regt. in the Department of the Gulf in Louisiana and 
Mississippi. He was with his regiment in six general engage- 
ments, including the seige of Port Hudson, May 23, to July 9, 
1863, besides many shirmishes. June 14, 1863, while serving as 
a first sergeant, he took command of his company, and was in 
command when commissioned. In March, 1864, in a skirmish 
at Plackerman, La., was wounded in the leg with a minie ball. 
At Bayou deGlaize, La., May 17, 1864, he was severely wounded, 
a minie ball passing through his right lung and shattering the 
shoulder blade, causing a running sore that still troubles him. 
He came to Bristol in 1865, and engaged in manufacturing stock- 
ing yarn a few years at No. Bristol. He organized the Head 
Rifles in Bristol in 1866, and was made its captain ; was deputy 
sheriff four years ; postmaster one term ; represented Bristol in 
constitutional convention of 1876, and legislature of 1880. He 
has been an active Republican politician and a member of the 
Republican State Central committee ; G. A. R. ; K. of P. He 
m. (1) Mary J. Nowell, of Derry, who d. Bristol, Jan. 5, 1879, 
ae. 4r. He m. (2) Feb. 18, 1880, Bessie, dau. of Dea. Gardner 
J. Bowers, b. Alexandria, July 28, 1840. She d. Bristol, Dec. 
20, 1899, ae. 59-4-22. He m. (3) July 9, 1902, Grace Anna, 
dau. B. Smith and Mary E. (-Eastman) Stevens, b. Hill, June 
6, 1868. The}' res. Lake street. 

child 

11. Nellie A., b. Derry, Aug. 14, 1862; m. Moses Southard. (See.) 

(10) Judge Frank M. Beckford, b. Oct. 13, 185 1. He m. 
(1) Kittie Mooers Buswell, of Haverhill, Mass. ; divorced May 
term of court at Plymouth, 1884, and m. (2) Mrs. Elvira A. 
Sanborn, of Bristol. He came to Bristol with his father, read 
law in office of Hon. Lewis W. Fling, removed to Laconia in 
1884, and continued his studies in the office of Hon. Thomas J. 
Whipple, and was admitted to the bar in 1889 ; was a member of 
the state constitutional convention in 1888, from Laconia; was 
appointed judge of the Laconia police court, 1892 ; resigned 
May 21, 1895. Is now practicing law in Laconia. 

child 

12. Henry Shedd, b. Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 5, 1874; rn. May 15, 1900, 
Eleanor R., dau. John H. and Hannah Robinson, b. Laconia, Apr. 12, 



32 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1878. Was educated at Tilton Seminary and at Dartmouth Medical 
school ; is a practicing physician at Belmont, and medical referee of Bel- 
knap county. Child : 

a. Hortense Robinson, b. Mar. 15, 1901. 

THE BEEDE FAMILIES 

1. Rev. Caleb S. Beede, son of John and Olive (Tuttle) 
Beede, was b. in Vermont, July 26, 1805. He first came to 
Bristol, in 1829, as a Methodist circuit preacher, being sent here 
by the New England conference, with which he united that 
year. He remained on this circuit one year, and July 1, 1830, 
m. Mary, dau. of Moses Worthen. (See.) He continued a 
member of the New England conference five years and then 
located, and in 1838 settled in Bristol. Here he was a contractor 
and builder. He built the Methodist church on Spring street 
and other buildings. In 1850, he removed with his family to 
Lenox, Ohio, where he engaged in lumbering. Twice his mills 
were consumed by fire, but he built the third. He served in 
the Civil war as a private in the 29th Ohio Infantry. He d. at 
Lenox, Apr. 17, 1877, ae. 71-8-21 ; she d. same place, June 2, 
1889, ae. 80-0-27. 

CHILDREN 

-%2. John Wesley, b. New Hampton, June 2, 1831. 

3. Wilbur Fisk, b. Loudon, Oct. 30, 1832; m. June 13, 1855, Weltha 
A., dau. Ephraim Ward. She was b. Green River, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1836, 
and d. Jefferson, O., Mar. 7, 1876, ae. 39-5-21. He m. (2) Aug. 2, 1878, 
Jennie S-, dau. Orren Smith. She was b. Trumbull, O., Mar. 15, 1848. 
They res. Gregg's Corner, O. No children, but adopted two. He d. 
Austinburg, O., Jan. 29, 1897, ae. 64-3-9. 

4. Charles Worthing, b. Chichester, Aug. 31, 1834. He went to 
Ohio three years before his parents and Oct. 6, 1858, m. Phebe Jane, dau. 
Erastus Norton. She was b. Lenox, O., Sept. 19, 1835. They res. Dor- 
set, O. No children. 

5. Ann Orrilla, b. Pembroke, Sept. 16, 1836; d. May 13, 1837, ae. 
0-7-27. 

#6. Moses Worthing, b. Bristol, Aug. 28, 1839. 

7. Frances Ann, b. B., July 20, 1841 ; d., unin., Lenox, O., Aug. 10, 
1877, ae. 36-0-20. 

8. Laura Hulda, b. B., Dec. 5, 1844. She m. July 18, 1866, David 
Darrow, b. Coitsville, O., Oct. 4, 1841. They res. Lowellville, O. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Charles Reuben, b. Poland, O., June 13, 1867. 

b. Vernice May, b. P., Feb. 16, 1870; m. Sept. 29, 1879, Charles 
F. Wilkins. Res. Youngstown, O., 134 Carroll street. 

c. George Caleb, b. P., Dec. 29, 1874; d. Oct. 22, 1876, ae. 1-9-23. 

d. Grace Cora, b. P., Mar. 27, 1878. 

e. Ralph Hayes, b. P., Sept. 13, 1879; m. Jan. 12, 1900, Helen 
Bryson, Lowellville. 

9. Mary Maria, b. Bristol, Aug. 25, 1846; m. Mar 4, 1875, George 
Henderson, son of Cook Henderson, who d. Apr. 18, 1888. Res. 319 W. 
Chestnut street, Leadville, Col. Children : 




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GENEALOGIES — BEEDE 33 

a. Wilbur Wesley, b. Oro, Col., Jan. 4, 1877. 

b. George Beede, b. O., Mar. 1, 1878. 

c. Mary Eliza, b. Leadville, Col., Sept. 20, 1880. 

d. Beulah Bernice, b. L., Nov. 4, 1884; d. Nov. 9, 1886, ae. 
2-0-5. 

10. Sarah Jane Manson, b. Bristol, Dec. 11, 1848. Unm. Res. 1309 
Hillnian street, Youngstown, O. 

(2) John W. Beede, b. June 2, 1831, m. Feb. 12, 1857, 
Parmelia Maria Darrow, b. Aug. 10, 1836, Ellington, N. Y. 
They res. Youngstown, O., where she d. May 24, 1899, ae. 
62-9-14. He served four months in 29th Ohio Infty. and 100 
days in 155th Ohio Infty. during Civil war. 

children 

11. Henry Darrow, b. Youngstown, May 10, 1858; rn. Polly Richter. 
Three children. 

12. George Moses, b. Y., Oct. 10, i860; m. Emma Phillips. Four 
children. 

13. Mary Elizabeth, b. Y., Jan. 5, 1863 ; m. Charles Osborn, killed on 
railroad in 1893. Four children. 

14. Hattie Caroline, b. Lenox, O., June 8, 1867 ; m. George Blunt. 
Four children. 

15. Theodatus Giles, b. Youngstown, Mar. 21, 1871 ; m. Mary Pfundt. 
Three children. 

16. John Wesley, b. Y., Oct. 5, 1873 ; m. in 1893, Mary Jenkins. 

17. Bates Worthing, b. Lenox, Feb. 23, 1876. 

(6) Moses W. Beede, b. Aug. 28, 1839, m. Jan. 1, 1863, 
Eliza, dau. Grove and Mary (Webster) Henderson, b. Austin- 
burg, O., July 21, 1835, and d. Sept. 14, 1874, at Lenox, O., 
ae. 39-1-23. He m., July 5, 1876, Mrs. Frances L. Watson, 
widow of Harlow Watson, and dau. Amos Curtis, b. Feb. 27, 
1843. Res. Lenox, O. All Congregationalists. (See Roll of 
Honor.) 

children 

18. George Owen, b. Lenox, O., Feb. 28, 1865. He was one of the 
discoverers of the great iron deposits of Colorado, and is now interested 
in mining at Leadville, Col. 

19. Bernice Gertrude, b. L., June 14, 1868; m. May 23, 1889, Leonard 
Worcester, Jr., a teacher in public schools of Leadville, Col. She is a 
music teacher. 

20. Martha Frances, b. L-, May 20, 1878. 

21. Lulu Edith, b. L., Nov. 10, 1879. 



1 . William Penn Beede, son of William Taylor and Irene 
Quimby (Smith) Beede, was b. Fremont, Apr. 17, 1839. He 
m. in May, 1892, May Etta, dau. Augustus Remick, b. Oct. 17, 
1867. He was a merchant, lumber dealer, farmer and hotel 
keeper before coming to Bristol about 1894, since which time 
has been liveryman and stage driver. 

child 

2. Eva Maud, b. Mar. 28, 1891, and d. Bristol, Dec. 31, 1899, ae. 
8-9-3. 



34 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE BENNETT FAMILIES. 

i. Daniel Bennett, son of William and Olive (Merrick) 
Bennett, b. in New Hampton, Jan. 28, 1802, m. Mar. 27, 1823, 
Rhoda, dan. of Samuel and Mary Connor (Fuller) Clifford. 
He was a farmer and laborer and came to Bristol in 1841, and 
resided one year near Moore's Mills, then in Bridgewater, and 
after five years returned to Bristol, and res. in the village, where 
he d. Mar. 26, 1865, ae. 63-1-28. She was b. in Alexandria, 
Feb. 23, 1803, and d. in Bristol in the family of Charles P. 
George, Apr. 5, 1886, ae. 83-1-12. 

children, all born in New Hampton 

2. Mary Clifford, b. Oct. 5, 1824; m. John W. Sanborn. (See.) 
#3. William Leavitt, b. Dec. 16, 1827. 

4. Samuel Clifford, b. Oct. 18, 1828; m. Nov. 15, 1858, Mary, dau. 
Alexander Hutchinson. (See.) Res. on Lake street. Has been a stage 
driver, and for 32 years a teamster in employ of the Mason-Perkins Paper 
company. No children. 

5. Olive Jane, b. May 28, 1831 ; m. Charles P. George. (See.) 
-Yt6. Cyrus Magoon, b. Aug. 12, 1834. 

(3) William E. Bennett, b. Dec. 16, 1827, m. Nov. — , 1847, 
Eauretta Jane Dolloff, of Meredith. She d. and he m. in Dec, 
1863, at Manchester, Martha Thorn, who d. about 1881, in Bos- 
ton. William E. enlisted at Manchester, Aug. 9, 1861, in Co. 
A, 3rd Regt., N. H. Vols., Civil war, and served as wagoner 
till mustered out at Morris Island, S. C, Nov. 23, 1863. Was 
wagoner in ammunition train at battles of Morris Island and 
Fort Wagner and under fire. After the war res. Manchester 
and Boston till about 1883, when he came to Bristol and made 
his home with his sister, Mrs. John W. Sanborn. Farmer. 

children 

7. George, b. Bristol, Sept. 7, 1848. In 1865, went from home with 
a menagerie and never heard from. 

8. Jonathan Robinson, b. Meredith, June 6, 1S50; m. Jennie, dau. 
Thomas E. Osgood. (See.) He is a hairdresser in Milford, Mass. 

#9. William Joseph, b. Laconia,.Nov. 28, 1852. 

(6) Cyrus M. Bennett, b. Aug. 12, 1S34, m. Nov. 15, 
1858, Eydia Ann, dau. Smith Emmons. (See.) He was a 
farmer and laborer, and d. Bristol, Oct. 17, 18S3, ae. 49-2-5. 

children 

10. Evora, b. Bristol, Aug. 17, 1863 ; m. July 8, 1891, Walter M. Wot- 
ton, son of Warren and Cordelia (Morton) Wotton. Shoemaker. They 
res. Dover, Mass. Child : 

a. Arland Merl, b. Sept. 26, 1894. 

(9 William J. Bennett, b. Nov. 28, 1852, m. (1) Mary 
Noyes, who d. Mar. 14, 1874. He m. (2) Caroline Augusta, 
dau. Henry Plumer, b. Manchester, Jan. 31, 1851. He m. (3) 



GENEALOGIES — BENTON 35 

Sept. 20, 1880, Jemima LaCourt, dau. Joshua M., and Eliza- 
beth (Jedlen) LaCourt, b. Dec. 20, i860, in Windsor Mills, P. 
Q., and d. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1S97, of consumption, ae. 36-1-11. 
He committed suicide June 1, 1894, ae. 41-6-4. 

children 

11. Alice Maud, b. Franklin, Nov. 30, 1874; m. Alphonzo G. Wallace. 

12. Hattie Belle, b. Hill, Nov. 26, 1876. 

13. William Joshua, b. Whitefield, Feb. 9, 1881 ; d. July 1, 1890. 

14. John Thomas, b. W., June 13, 1884. 

15. Frank Leavitt, b. Wells River, Vt., Jan. 13, 1886. 

16. Irving, b. Woodsville, Feb. 17, 1888. 

17. Mary Elizabeth, b. W., Sept. 8, 1890. 

18. Grace, b. Bristol, Oct. 26, 1892. After death of the mother was 
adopted by E. L. March, Lowell, Mass. 



1. Robert Winthrop Bennett is the son of Rev. Robert and 
Ruth (Beless) Bennett. He was b. in Thompson, Conn., Oct. 
21, 1875, and m. June 19, 1899, Louise Haines, dau. of Charles 
E. and Martha Annette (Haines) Doying, b. St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., Apr. 12, 1883. He came to Bristol in October, 1898. Had 
a fish market in 1899 ; now in employ of George A. Dow, as a 

meat cutter. 

child 

2. Robert Gordon, b. New Hampton, July 18, 1900. 



t. Fred Joseph Bennett, son of Joseph and Excelia (Viey) 
Bennett, was b. Waldon, Vt., June 28, 1877. He m. Sept. 10, 
1900, Nellie Rose, dau. Frank and Ellen (Goodard) Hill, b. 
Canaan, June — , 1877. He came to Bristol in October, 1895, 
and was an employee of C. N. Merrill; now at pulp-mill of the 
Train-Smith company. 

CHILD 
2. Florence Ellen, b. Bristol, June 11, 1901. 

THE BENTON FAMILY 

1. William Wesley Benton was the son of Hiram and Jan- 

nette (Wallace) Benton. He was b. Compton, P. Q., in 1851, 

and in 1871, m. Etta, dau. of John and Julia (Barton) Knights, 

b. Concord, 1853. He was a wood turner. Since 1894, has res. 

Danbury. 

children 

2. Annie, b. Eliot, Me., 1871 ; m. 1894, in Cincinnati, O., Dr. Frank 
X. Kern, who died May, 1903. Res. C. 

3. Lucy, b. Hebron, 1873 ; m. Jan. 28, 1896, Edward R. Stebbins, b. 
Newbury, Vt., son of E. H. and Martha (Townsend) Stebbins. Res. 
Danbury. 



36 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

4. Elizabeth White, b. Bristol, 1875 ; m. Jan. 2, 1895, William J. 
Webster, b. 1876, Boston, Mass., son of John W. and Sarah E. (Fox) 
Webster. 

5. William Perrin, b. B., 1877; d. B., 1882. 

6. Angie, b. B., 1879 ; m. Apr. 15, 1900, Myron M. Moshier, b. 
Groton, 1882, son of Ira and Mary (Phelps) Moshier. (See.) 

THE BERRY FAMILIES 

1. Hon. Nathaniel Springer Berry was b. in Bath, Me., 
Sept. 1, 1796. His father was Abner, son of Capt. John, who 
served in the Revolutionary war ; one of three brothers who 
came from Scotland and settled in Bath, Me. His mother was 
Betsey, dau. of Capt. Nathaniel Springer, who commanded a 
company of artillery in the Revolutionary war and was killed in 
action. His father was a ship builder at Bath, Me., and was 
killed by the careening of a vessel on which he was at work, 
when Nathaniel was about six years of age. Nathaniel was one 
of four children. Mrs. Berry m. (2) in 1808, Benjamin Morse, 
a ship joiner, who went to Bath, Me., from Lisbon, N. H., and 
they removed to Lisbon, in March, 18 10, where Nathaniel 
remained a few months and then went to Bath, N. H., and 
became an apprentice of a Mr. Morrison to learn the saddle and 
harness maker's trade. This situation soon failed him and he 
became the apprentice of Eben Carlton, to learn the tanner's 
trade. He was now 16 years of age, and he bound himself to 
work during his minority for $40 a year and his board. He 
was to find his own clothes, but to have six months of schooling 
each year during this time. This contract was carried out by 
both parties. He worked as a journeyman two years after learn- 
ing his trade, and in March, 1818, when 22 years of age, he 
came to Bristol and worked one year for Robert Brown for $200 
and then worked at his trade one year at Littleton. In 1820. he 
bought the tannery on Central St., Bristol, for $800, paying $300 
down and giving his note for the remainder. His purchase 
included not only the tan yard but a large tract of land embrac- 
ing nearly the whole of Spring street, and including the resi- 
dence recently occupied by Clarence N. Merrill and removed 
by him to make way for a new one. In this residence he 
commenced to keep house, his sister, later Mrs. Teresha Ladd, 
being his housekeeper. Jan. 26, 1821, he m. Ruth, dau. James 
and Ruth Smith, b. Bath, Jan. 1, 1800. In March, 1823, both 
Mr. Berry and his wife professed religion and in September fol- 
lowing united with the Methodist church in full membership. 
During all his long life he was a liberal supporter and active 
worker in the church of his choice, and noted for his devoted 
piety and humble spirit. He was a delegate to the Methodist 
General Conference in 1872. 

Mr. Berry continued business at his tannery in Bristol till. 



GENEALOGIES — BERRY 37 

1836, when he sold to Warren White and removed to Hebron in 
1840. (See Manufacturing Industries.) At Hebron he con- 
tinued in the tanning business with his son and was twice 
burned out. The last fire occurred in 1857, and he did not 
rebuild, or engage in active business thereafter. 

Politically Mr. Berry was highly honored. He represented 
Bristol in the legislature of 1828, 1833, 1834, and 1837, and 
Hebron in 1854. He was elected senator from the 1 ith district in 
1835 and 1836. He was a delegate to the Democratic National 
convention at Baltimore in 1840, which nominated Martin Van 
Buren for president. He was appointed associate justice for the 
court of common pleas in 1841, and served nine years. He 
served five years as judge of probate for Grafton county, ending 
June 5, 1 86 1, when he was inaugurated governor. He served 
as lieutenant, captain, and lieutenant-colonel of the old 34th 
regiment of militia. He was for 23 years justice of the peace 
and quorum in New Hampshire, and five years in Massachusetts. 

He acted with the Democratic party till the convention at 
Baltimore, when the action of the convention on the subject of 
slavery caused him to break his party ties, and he became one 
of the organizers of the Freesoil party. At the first state con- 
vention of this party, in October, 1845, Mr. Berry was nominated 
for governor. The Liberty party also nominated him, and at 
the election in March following, he received enough votes to 
prevent a choice by the people, and he was nominated at the 
four succeeding conventions of his party. At the Republi- 
can convention in January, 1861, he was nominated for gov- 
ernor, and in March was elected by a majority of 3,000. He 
was re-elected in March, 1862. During his term of office as 
governor, he enlisted, armed, clothed and equipped 15 regi- 
ments of troops, and issued over 700 commissions. In the 
spring of 1862, Gov. Berry was one of 22 Northern governors 
who held a consultation at Altoona, on the state of the Union. 
At this conference an address was prepared to the president and 
taken to Washington, and Gov. Berry was selected to present it, 
which he did in a characteristic way, asking if they, as gov- 
ernors, were doing all that they could do to further the Union 
cause. 

He was noted for the same scrupulous honesty in public 
affairs as in his private business. When the state voted $1,000,- 
000 for war expenses, he was urged by influential men to place 
the bonds with them at a discount of five per cent. This he 
refused to do, and, finally, with the aid of John E. Lyon, he 
sold the whole at par, thereby saving a large sum and preserving 
the credit of the state. In an address before the state Prohibi- 
tion convention, June 19, 1888, he stated he had never asked a 
man to vote for him, nor written a letter to secure the influence 
of any man in his behalf. 

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38 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

His wife d. July 26, 1857, ae - 51~1~°^ an d he m. January, 
i860, Mrs. Louise Farley, of Andover, Mass. In April, 1864, 
lie removed to Andover, and in 1872, to Worcester, Mass., where 
his second wife d., Apr. 6, 1878. He then spent six years 
with his daughter, in Milwaukee, Wis., but the last twelve years 
of his life he passed in the family of his son in Bristol, where he 
d. Apr. 27, 1894, ae. 97-7-26. 

His last years were sunny and happy and exceptionally 
free from the infirmities of old age ; his mind clear and active to 
the last. On Tuesday, Apr. 17, while taking a walk, he con- 
tracted a cold which settled on his lungs, and he gradually 
failed till the end came. 

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church 
Monday afternoon, Apr. 30, and were attended by a large con- 
course of people. The services opened with prayer by Rev. J. 
M. Durrell, Scriptures were read by Presiding Elder J. E. 
Robins. Rev. J. D. EeGro, pastor of the church, gave a review 
of his life as a Christian man ; Presiding Elder S. C. Keeler 
spoke of him as a public man ; Rev. J. W. Merrill, D.D., read 
an original poem, and Rev. J. M. Durrell gave a summary of his 
life. Among those present were Gov. John B. Smith, ex-Govs. 
Frederick Smythe, P. C. Cheney, and Hiram A. Tuttle, and 
many other public men. Nelson Post, G. A. R., and Train Rifles 
did escort duty. The remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant 
Street cemetery. 

children 

#2. William Augustus, b. Bristol, Oct. 23, 1824. 
3. Emeline Smith, b. B., June 17, 1823 ; m. in June, 1852, Charles E. 
Morse, of Indiana, formerly of Lisbon. They removed to Fort Wayne, 
Ind., where Mr. Morse was road master of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago railroad five years, then moved to Milwaukee, where he 
held same position on Northern Division of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul railroad till his death, which occurred in June, 1876, at Horricon, 
Wis. She d. Milwaukee, Wis., Apr. 23, 1888, ae. 64-J0-0. 

(2) William A. Berry, b. Oct. 23, 1824, m. in Hebron, 
Oct. 7, 1 85 1, Eaura Ann, dau. of Varnum and Elizabeth (Eove- 
joy) Pratt, b. Hebron, Oct. 22, 1831. She is the great-grand- 
daughter of Thomas Pratt, a captain in the Revolutionary war. 
Mr. Berry was a manufacturer of leather in Hebron with his 
father till 1858, when he returned to Bristol and engaged in the 
manufacture of buckskin gloves and mittens with J. C, Draper. 
This continued for 10 years. He was later in the same business 
nine years with Milton A. Kent of Boston. He was a manufac- 
turer of pulp from 1 88 1 to 1891 with David Mason, and suc- 
ceeded Wm. T. Taylor in the manufacture of picker-sticks. He 
represented Hebron in the legislatures of 1855, '57, and '58. In 
Bristol has served 17 years as moderator of the annual town 
meeting, and seven years as selectman ; has been a director of 



GENEALOGIES — BERRY 39 

the Bristol Savings bank from its organization, and a member 
of its committee on investments. He was assistant assessor of 
internal revenue from i862-'72, and has been justice of the 
peace and quorum since 1858, sitting as justice at many hear- 
ings, and has been administrator of many estates. He has been 
an official member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 
1853. Republican, Mason, and Odd Fellow. Now retired from 
business, residing on South Main street. 

CHILD 

4. Emma Pratt, b. Bristol, June 17, 1866; pursued studies at Tilton 
Seminary ; has been librarian of Minot-Sleeper library eleven years. 

I. Samuel Berry was b. in Strafford, June 10, 1810, and 
d. in Watertown, Mass., Oct. 10, 1874, ae. 64-4-0. He m. 
Oct, ir, 1836, Mahala Huckins, b. New Hampton, Feb. 23, 
1809, and d. Bristol, Apr. 29, 1871, ae. 62-2-6. He was a shoe- 
maker and came to Bristol, about 1835, and res. here till 1871, 
when he went to Watertown, Mass. Methodist. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 18, 1837 ; d. Dec. 20, 1856, ae. 19-4-2. 

3. Ellen Frances, b. Jan. 1, 1840; m., 1865, Charles Henry, son of 
Francis Kimball, b. Exeter, 1840. Children : 

a. Frank Wesley, b. Brighton, Mass., 1868; m., 1889, Mary Etta 
Wyman, Boothbay, Me. Res. Natick, Mass. 

b. George Arthur, b. Watertown, Mass., 1871 ; d. Watertown, 
1890. 

4. Charles Wesley, b. Sept. 30, 1842 ; m. Mar. 18, 1868, Mary Abby, 
dau. Luther and Mary (Eaton) Gleason, b. Wayland, Mass., July 1, 1838. 
He renioved to Watertown, Mass., 1861, and was in trade there some 
years. In 1891, went to Holliston, Mass., where he now res. (See Roll 
of Honor.) Children: 

a. Guy Staples, b. Watertown, Mass., Sept. 4, 1869 ; d. Aug. 9, 
1870. 

b. Florence Emeline, b. W., May 23, 1872. 

c. Adelaide Brevard, b. W., Apr. 28, 1876. 

5. Mary Emily, b. Sept. 23, 1844 ; d. Nov. 15, 1856, ae. I2-1-22. 

6. George Henry, b. May 5, 1847 ; d. Jan. 5, 1898, Naval Hospital, 
Philadelphia, Pa., ae. 50-7-0. (See Roll of Honor.) 



i. Freeman Enoch Berry, son of Levi and Abigail (Page) 
Berry, was b. Oct. 7, 1831, in Alexandria. Oct. 26, 1854, he 
m. Betsey Aiken, dau. of Reuben and Irena G. (Healey) 
Eocke, b. Alexandria, Mar. 28, 1836. Freeman E. Berry res. 
on a farm in Alexandria till 1890, when he came to Bristol, 
making his home in the old Fisk block, where he d. Jan. 3, 
1902, ae. 7C-3-26. His widow res. Bristol. Free Baptist. 

child 

2. Martha Etta, b. Alexandria, May 24, 1856, m. Rev. Frank E. 
Briggs. (See.) 



4-0 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. John Page Berry, son of Levi and Abigail (Page) 
Berry, was b. in Alexandria, Aug. 20, 1833. He m. in 1861, 
Rosetta, dau. of Isaac P. and Nancy (Page) Greenleaf, b. in 
Groton, in 1834, and d. in Alexandria, Aug. 18, 1880, ae. 46 
years. He m., Nov. 2, 1882, Emma R., dau. of John W. 
Atwood (See.), b. Apr. 15, 1858, in Alexandria. He was a 
farmer and lumber dealer in Alexandria for 25 years ; came to 
Bristol in Feb., 1899, and here d. Oct. 12, 1901, ae. 68-1-22. 
She res. Bristol. 

children, by first wife 

2. Ardella Angeline, b. Alexandria, Apr. 20, 1862 ; res. Boston ; 
unm. 

3. Oscar Everett, b. A., July 3, 1865; m. Florence J. Allen; dry 
goods merchant in Boston ; res. Brighton, Mass. No children. 

4. Alma Lunette, b. A., May 7, 1872; m. Lester M. Slocum. He 
d.; she res. Boston. No children. 

THE BICKFORD FAMILY 

1. Elbridge Sherman Bickford, son of Joseph A. and Mary 
E. (Dow) Bickford, was b. Dorchester, Aug. 6, 1867. He m. 
Sept. 2, 1895, Mabel N., dau. of William A. Rice. (See.) She 
studied painting at the New England Conservatory, Boston, and 
is an oil painter of local note. He is an employee of Dodge- 
Davis Manufacturing Co. Methodist, Odd Fellow, Republican. 
No children. 

THE BINGHAM FAMILY 

1. Allen Wardner Bingham, son of Theron and Almeda 
(Guillow) Bingham, was b. Dempster, Feb. 28, 1825. He m. 
Apr. 18, 1849, Elvira F., dau. of Moses and Hannah (True) 
Thompson, b. Newport, Dec. 19, 1826. He was a currier in 
Newport, Portville, N. Y., Lebanon, Sunapee, and came to 
Bristol in 1866, where he worked at his trade for a while and 
then became a dealer in stoves and tinware till 1880, when he 
went to Manchester, Mass., thence to Newport, where he 
remained 19 years and then returned to Bristol, where he now 
resides. Republican, Free Mason, Congregationalist. Was five 
years town clerk of Bristol. 

children 

2. Edward Allen, b. Newport, Jan. 26, 1850, served three years in U. 
S. Navy ; m. Belle Underhill, and res. in Cambridge, Mass. Is salesman 
for steam heating apparatus. Has six children. 

*3. Fred Walter, b. Newport, July 7, 1852. 

#4. Frank Wallace, b. N., July 7, 1852. 

5. Hattie Jane, b. Portville, N. Y., Jan. 17, i860; d. Nov. 29, 1882, 
of consumption, ae. 22-10-12. 




Frank W. Bingham 



GENEALOGIES — BISHOP 41 

6. Violetta Maud, b. Lebanon, Oct. 2, 1864 ; d. of consumption, Nov. 
17, 1887, ae. 23-1-15. 

7. Mary Elvira, b. Bristol, May 25, 1868 ; d. Nov. 8, 1888, of con- 
sumption, ae. 20-5-13. 

(3) Fred W., b. July 7, 1852, m. Sept. 1, 1874, Lizzie E., 
dau. Oscar F. Morse. (See.) Was a dealer for some years in 
stoves and tinware ; in the livery business, grain business, now 
agent American Express company. Republican, Mason. 

children 

8. Myrtie Morse, b. Nov. 29, 1875. 

9. Fred Walter, b. Sept. 27, 1877 ; is a clerk in counting-room of the 
Dodge-Davis Manufacturing Company. Republican, Mason. 

10. Oscar Allen, b. Dec. 23, 1880 ; is a clerk in employ of Boston & 
Maine railroad, Boston. 

11. Harriet May, b. Feb. 7, 1882; was graduated June, 1903, from 
Concord High school. 

(4) Frank W., b. July 7, 1852, m. May 6, 1879, Aldonna, 
dau. William C. Lovejoy. (See.) She is a teacher of the 
piano. He has been in trade as a harness maker since January, 
1878. Republican. 

child 

12. Lucile, b. Bristol, Sept. 15, 1884 ; d. Jan. 20, 1890, ae. 5-4-5. 

THE BISHOP FAMILY 

1 . Dr. James Monroe Bishop was the son of John and Abigail 
(Parker) Bishop. He was b. in Hanover, May 14, 1821. Nov. 
11, 1852, he m. Margaret Ayer, dau. of Samuel B. and Betsey 
(Philbrick) Locke, b. Concord, Aug. 13, 1832. He was a prac- 
ticing physician in Bristol 43 years. (See Physicians.) He d. 
in Stamford, Conn., June 16, 1891, while on the train en route 
to attend the International Medical Association at Atlantic City, 
N. J., ae. 70-1-2. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Abbie, b. Bristol, Aug. 11, 1854; graduated classical depart- 
ment of Tilton Seminary, 1877 ; was a teacher in the graded schools of 
Bristol one year. (See.) Graduated New England Conservatory of 
Music, Boston, 1892, and has taught instrumental music at Bristol and 
at Lynn, Mass., where she now res. 

3. Daniel Locke, b. B., May 15, 1856; d. Aug. 26, 1856. 

4. Lizzie Belle, b. B., Aug. 27, 1857 ; graduated from Chelsea, Mass., 
High school in 1877; and from classical department Tilton Seminary, 
1878. She was a teacher four years in the Bristol graded school and one 
year in the Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa. She m. Aug. 23, 
1893, Edwin H. Johnson, Lynn, Mass., who d. Mar. 22, 1894. She res. 
Lynn. 

5. Channing, b. B., July 26, 1864; m. May 15, 1893, Lena B., dau. 
Richard W. and Nancy Jane ( Emery J Cragin, b. Dec. 24. 1866. She 
pursued the classical course of Tilton Seminary, class of 1884. He has 
been a practicing physician in Bristol since 1889. (See Physicians.) 



42 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE BLACKSTONE FAMILY 

i. Benjamin Edward Blackstone, son of Daniel, was b. St. 
Albans, Vt., May 23, 1829. Oct. 30, 1852, he m. Nancy Jane, 
dau. Joseph Kidder. (See.) She d. Bristol, Nov. 27, 1893, 
ae. 58-6-20. He m. (2) Susan, dau. of Stephen Brock. For 
some years he carried on the old saw-mill on south side of New- 
found river in Bristol village. Served in the 12th Regt. in 
Civil war on quota of Sanbornton ; discharged after three months' 
service. He is now a farmer. 

children 

#2. Orren Edward, b. Manchester, Aug. 27, 1853. 

3. Henry Joshua, b. Bristol, Mar. 30, 1855 ; d. Dec. 19, 1856, ae. 
1-8-19. 

4. Charles Henry, b. B., Dec. 24, 1856; d. of consumption, July 1, 
1894, Everett, Mass. Unm. 

5. Emily Jane, b. B., Apr. 15, i860; m. June 2, 1897, Herbert Dexter 
Rice, son of James B. and Sarah (Weeden) Rice, b. Jan. 6, 1850. No 
children. Res. Melrose, Mass. 

6. Irvin Kidder, b. B., Mar. 18, 1863. Unm. Res. Manchester. 

7. Anna Mabel, b. B., June 29, 1867 ; m. June 1, 1890, Bruce Vali- 
quet, son of Thomas, b. Chicago, Apr. 16, 1864. Res. 19 Everett St., 
Melrose, Mass. No children. 

8. Delia Vera, b. B., Jan. 8, 1871 ; m. Henry E. Holbrook, Jan. 1, 
1891. Res. Stoughton, Mass. 

(2) Orren E. Blackstone, b. Aug. 27, 1853, m. Nov. 1, 
1887, Wilhelmine, dau. John and Louisa (Bradlau) Shroedter, 
b. Bagniten, Germany, Mar. 31, 1864. They res. 48 Eighth 
street, Norwich, Conn. 

children 

9. Henry Edward, b. Aug. 8, 1888. 

10. Hedwig Louisa, b. Apr. 3, 1890. 

11. Helen Emily, b. June 20, 1901. 

THE BLAISDELL FAMILY 

1. John C. Blaisdell was the son of Elijah and Mary (Fogg) 
Blaisdell and the grandson of Hon. Daniel Blaisdell. Daniel 
Blaisdell was a native and a resident of Canaan. He was a 
member of the governor's council five years from 1803, and 
represented New Hampshire in Congress two years from 1809. 
Elijah was a prominent lawyer. He resided and d. in Leba- 
non. John C. Blaisdell was b. in Pittsfield, May 13, 1805. He 
m. Jan. 15, 1829, Ruth S., dau. Dr. Sethus B. and Ruth (Wells) 
Forbes, b. Hill, Oct. 6, 1808. They came to Bristol in 1848, 
and resided where the bank block now stands. There Mrs. 
Blaisdell opened the first millinery store in town. Mr. Blais- 
dell was a farmer and served two terms as commissioner of 
Grafton county. They removed to Laconia in 1862, where he 
was internal revenue collector from July, 1863, till September, 




Hon. John C. Blaisdkm. 



GENEALOGIES — BEAKE 43 

1865. In 1866, they removed to Vineland, N. J., where he d. 
Mar. 1, 1893, after 64 years of wedded life, ae. 87-9-18. He 
was a Republican in politics, and was a Mason for 65 years. 
Mrs. Blaisdell was a great sufferer for more than 30 years as 
the result of a railroad accident. She d. at the home of her son, 
in Camden, N. J., May 14, 1896, ae. 87-7-8. 

CHILDREN 

2. Arlond, b. Mar. 20, 1831 ; d. Jan. 21, 1833. 
#3. Arlond Henry, b. Feb. 13, 1836. 
»4. Elijah Galond, b. Hill, May 4, 1847. 

(3) Arlond H. Blaisdell, b. Feb. 13, 1836, m. (1) Mary 
Pattee, of Bristol ; (2) Belle Cooper. He opened the first 
machine shop in town on Water street in 1859. He removed to 
Vineland, N. J., 1872, where he now has the largest machine 
shop in New Jersey. 

child 

5. Ida May, b. Bristol, Oct. 23, 1858 ; m. May 5, 1879, Charles S. 
Brown. They res. Vineland. Child: 

a. Alice Virginia, b. 1880. 

(4) E. Galond Blaisdell, b. May 4, 1847, m. May 24, 
1875, Julie E., daughter of Elisha C. and Ellen P. Fellows, b. 
Jan. 21, 1847. He was graduated from Dartmouth college 
1868; editor Vineland Weekly for several years; went to Cam- 
den, N. J., in 1879, and entered the employment of the West 
Jersey railroad. Is now special claim agent West Jersey & 
Seashore railroad, and Pennsylvania railroad, at Camden. 

CHILDREN 

6. Viola Margaret, b. Vineland, Apr. 4, 1876 ; student Bryn Mawr 
college, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

7. Clara Elizabeth, b. V., Feb. 10, 1879; d. Oct. 20, 1883, ae. 4-8-10. 

THE BLAKE FAMILY 

1. Paine Blake m. Polly Leach in Hampton and settled in 
Sanbornton, where she d. Feb. 11, 1795. He removed to Maine 
and there d. They had eight children of whom the 6th was 

2. Greenleaf. He m. July 17, 1808, Charlotte, dau. of Dr. 
Timothy Kelly. (See.) He was a farmer in Hill, where he 
d. Sept. 17, 1869, ae. 61-2-0; she d. Hill, Aug. 20, 1879, ae. 
94-9-21. 

CHILDREN 

3. Horatio Kelly, b. Sept. 3, 1808; m. (1) Jane T., who d. Hill, 
May 16, 1837, ae. 26-8-26. He m. (2) 

■>:-4. Albert was b. Aug. 19, 1810, in Canada, while his parents were 
there temporarily. 

5. Tirzah, b. Apr. 8, 1812 ; res. with her brother, Curtis N., in Hill. 

6. Sarah L,., b. Jan. 29, 1814; ni. Stephen A. Oakley. (See.) 



44 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

7. Rosilla S., b. Mays, 1818; m. (1) Godding; (2) Snow, 

Pomfret, Vt. 

8. Curtis C, b. Oct. 10, 1820 ; d. young. 

9. Curtis N., b. Feb. 11, 1826; in. Jane S. Piper, dau. Nathaniel, 
Apr. 20, 1865. He d. July 20, 1893, ae. 67-5-9. Children : 

a. Bertie Lancelet, b. Feb. 3, 1870. 

b. Clyde A., b. Dec. 17, 1876. 

10. Gilman K., Jan. 18, 1828; d. Jan. 19, 1853. Unm. 

(4) Albert Blake, b. Aug. 19, 18 10, m. Adaline Sylvia, 
dau. Jonathan and Sylvia Smith, b. Oct. 11, 181 1, and d. Bris- 
tol, Dec. 19, 1879, ae. 68-2-8. He was a trader in Hill and at 
one time (1855) made friction matches there. He came to Bris- 
tol, 1868, and was a large owner of real estate. He d. Bristol, 
June 17, 1892, ae. 81-9-28. Republican. 

children 

-Y-11. Roswell, b. Hill, Mar. 14, 1838. 
12. Clinton, b. H., Aug. 2, 1839; m. Josephine L. Wadleigh, dau. of 
Jonathan T. and Betse3^ (Thomas) Wadleigh, of Sanbornton. She d. in 
Franklin, and he m. (2) Hattie Call. He was in trade for some years in 
Bristol, and was postmaster at Franklin four years, where he now res. ; 
speculator. Republican. 

#13. Albert, b. H., June 13, 1845. 

(11) Roswell Blake, b. Mar. 14, 1838, m., Apr. 28, 1863, 
Sarah Emery Dickinson, dau. of Amos. (See.) He was a 
farmer and speculator. Came to Bristol in 1863 and here d. 
Dec. 14, 1894, ae. 56-9-. She res. Bristol, South Main street. 

children 

14. Alma L., b. Bristol, May 28, 1864; m. (1) Oscar F. Sleeper. (See.) 
she m. (2) Albion A. Veasey. (See.) 

15. Edward Arthur, b. B., Oct. 21, 1866. Was a clerk in grocery 
store of Alexander & Davis 11 years ; now letter carrier on Free Rural 
Delivery Route No. 1. 

16. Amos Albert, b. B., Oct. 23, 1868; has been a salesman in cloth- 
ing and shoe store of C. H. Dickinson since 1890. He m. Feb. 4, 1903, 
Sarah A., dau. of James Fitzpatrick. (See.) 

17. Lawrence, b. B., Feb. 22, 1883. 

(13) Albert Blake, b. June 13, 1845, m. Apr. 23, 1873, 
Louise Angelina, dau. Daniel S. Mason. (See.) He was post- 
master in Bristol seven years ; for 18 years has been railway 
postal clerk. Res. Pleasant street, Bristol. 

child 

18. Edith Mason, b. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1878; m. May 2, 1901, George 
Ernest Tyler, b. Weston, Mass., Dec. 12, 1876, son of Sidney and Sarah 
(Hanscomb) Tyler. He is a railway postal clerk. 

THE BEODGETT FAMILIES 

1. Rev. Ebenezer Blodgett was b. in Plymouth, Feb. 9, 
1777, and d. in Bristol, Sept. 28, 1854. He was the son of Dea. 



GENEALOGIES — BLODGETT 45 

James Blodgett, an officer in the French and Indian wars, who 
settled in Plymouth in 1764, being one of the first settlers in 
that town. He m. (1) Nancy A. Penniman, of Moultonboro', 
who d. in Bristol, Feb. 16, 1826, ae. 45 years. He m. (2) Apr. 
3, 1830, Lydia E. Barnard, of Warner, b. Feb. 5, 1787; d. in 
Bristol, Sept. 29, 1856, ae. 69-7-24. He came to Bristol in 
1835 ; was a local preacher of the Methodist church, and res. at 
Profile Falls. He was the presiding officer at an anti-slavery 
meeting in the old Methodist chapel, in 1837, when Rev. George 
Storrs spoke and was mobbed. He is said to have preached 
several years in V/est Hill meeting-house. 

CHILDREN 

2. Alice, m. Bartlett, and settled in Woodstock. 

3. Atossa, 111. John H. Gill ; lived and d. in Plymouth. 

4. Katherine, m. Leonard Felch, of Weare. 

#5. Ebenezer Kellum, b. Plymouth, Mar. 4, 1831. 

(5) Ebenezer K. Blodgett, b. Mar. 4, 1831, m. Oct. 11, 
18.50, Rose W., dau. of Clark Merrill (See.), b. Apr. 13, 1834. 
He was a farmer in Hill, Plymouth and in Bristol at Profile 
Falls i835-'55, 1882-85. They now res. Suncook. 

CHILDREN 

6. Fred Clark, b. Hill, Nov. 19, 1854 ; m. Mar. 24, 1880, Serena L-, 
dau. of Lemuel L. and Submit C. Draper, b. Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 6, 
1857. He is chief clerk, motive power department, South Division, Bos- 
ton & Maine railroad. Res. 26 School St., Melrose, Mass. Children: 

a. Lilla Lucina, b. Plymouth, Feb. 21, 1881. 

b. Serena Rose, b. P., Aug. 9, 1883 

c. Ernest Frank, b. Somerville, Mass., May 4, 1885. 

7. Frank Edwards, b. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 20, 1858; m. Feb. 11, 
1886, Jennie E., dau. of Hon. William Hazeltine, of Suncook, b. June 27, 
1859. He is a dealer in coal and wholesale dealer in wood in Suncook. 
Children : 

a. Harriet Rose, b. Fitchburg, Mass., Dec. 24, 1888. 

b. Philip Hazeltine, b. Suncook, Sept. 5, 1893. 



1. William Riley Blodgett was the son of Thomas and 
Deborah (Rowell) Blodgett. He was b. Orford, June 21, 1805, 
and m., Oct. 11, 1828, Deborah, dau. of Lemuel and Harriet 
(Crowell) Hedge, b. Chatham, Conn., Dec. 6, 1806. They came 
to Bristol from Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1850. He was a black- 
smith. She d. Bristol, Dec. n, 1857, ae. 51-0-5, and he m., 
Dec. 31, 1859, Mary Clay. He d. Bristol, Nov. 2, 1880, ae. 

75-4-1 i- 

CHILDREN 

2. Thomas Lemuel, b. Naples, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1832 ; was in Bristol a 
few years when a young man ; m. Charlotte Crawford, of New York City, 
and has res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

3. William Blidore, b. Naples, May 26, 1835 ; res. in Michigan. 



46 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

4. Susan A., b. Kalamazoo, Mich., Nov. 9, 1837; m. Sylvanus W. 
Swett. (See.) 

5. Mary, b. K., July 5, 1842; m. Edward P. Sawyer. (See.) 
■:{:6. Frederick Eugene, b. Jackson, Mich., Jan. 5, 1846. 

(6) Frederick E. Blodgett, b. Jan. 5, 1846, left Bristol for 
New York before the Civil war, and was learning bank check 
engraving when he enlisted, Sept. 1, 1864, in Co. K, 2nd New 
York Cavalry. He served under Gen. Custer in Gen. Sheri- 
dan's Cavalry division, in the Shenandoah valley and partici- 
pated in several cavalry engagements, including the capture of 
Gen. Lee's last supply trains. He was discharged June 5, 
1865, and returned to New York, where he was for twelve years 
an expert engraver with Tiffany & Co., and ten years with 
Stein Bros., 23d street. He engraved his name and the letters 
of the alphabet on the head of a pin. He m., June 28, 1873, 
Lena, dau. Morris Bessunger, b. New York City, June 27, 1854. 
He is now with Tiffany Bros., and res. 445 4th Ave. ; is captain 
First Mounted Veterans of New York City. 

children 

7. Eugene, b. Bristol, May 23, 1874. 

8. Estelle, b. Boston, Sept. 4, 1879. An actress. 

9. Chester, b. May 17, 1882 "Is an unrivaled trick cyclist." 
10. Dorothy, b. New York city, July 12, 1884. Is an actress. 

THE BOARDMAN FAMILIES 

1. Benjamin and Elias Boardman, twin brothers, settled 
in Bridgewater, in May, 1790, going from Reading, Mass. 
Their log cabin was where was later the cemetery near the 
meeting-house. Where was the doorway of their cabin was later 
the spot where Benjamin and his wife were buried. They paid 
for their land by raising grain in the summer and working at 
shoemaking winters at Reading. They moved their families to 
Bridgewater in the spring of the eighth season. Elias built on 
the Alonzo Wheeler place, which house was destroyed by fire in 
1883. Benjamin was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and 
had at least six children. 



of 



2. Elias Boardman and his wife, Hannah, were the parents 

children 

3. Elias, b. Nov. 24, 1786. 

4. Hannah, b. Mar. 21, 1788. 

5. Amos, b. Feb. 25, 1791. 

*6. Benjamin Lewis, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 5, 1793. 

7. Moses, b. Sept. 29, 1794. 

8. Elizabeth Smith, b. Oct. 18, 1796. 

9. Mary Lewis, b. July 10, 1799. 

10. William, b. May 6, 1804. 

11. Nancy, b. Nov. 23, 1805. 



GENEALOGIES — BOARDMAN 47 

(6) Benjamin L. Boardman, b. Apr. 5, 1793, in. Susan R. 
Moses, b. Alexandria (Pembroke). They came to Bristol from 
Massachusetts and occupied the Edwards farm on High street. 
Here he d. July 1, 1862, ae. 69-2-26. She d. same place, Dec. 
9, 1876, ae. 78. They had at least seven children. 

children 

tf 12. William L. P., b. Mar. 24, 1827. 

13. Lydia, E. C, b. Pembroke; d. Bristol, Jan. 6, 1892, ae. 63-0-16. 
Uniu. 

14. Mary L., b. Reading, Mass. ; d. Bristol, June 24, 1894, ae. 57-3-10. 
Unni. 

15. Martlia E., b. So. Reading, Mass., Mar. 3, 1840; d. Bristol, Feb. 
20(22), 1887, ae. 46-11-17 

16. Susan M., d. Bristol, Apr. 12, 1863, ae. 28-5-. 

(12) William L,. P. Boardman, b. Mar. 14, 1827, m. Oct. 
18, 1865, Mary G. (May) White, dau. Samuel and Mary May. 
He was for 35 years master of Eewis school, Boston. He d. 
Boston, Mar. 18, 1901, ae. 74-0-4. 

CHILD 

17. Samuel May, b. Dec. 27, 1869. 



i. Edmund Boardman, the son of Stephen, was b. Ports- 
mouth, June 30, 1806. He m., Nov. 30, 1831, Sally Phippen, 
b. Salem, Mass., Mar. 23, 1806. He was a soap maker in Cam- 
bridgeport, Mass., and a farmer in Alexandria. He came to 
Bristol about 1874. She d. Bristol, Dec. 1, 1875, ae. 69-8-8. He 
d. Bristol, Oct. 16, 1888, ae. 82-3-16. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah Lufkiu, b. Cambridgeport, Mass., July 19, 1832 ; m. Sept. 
8, 1866, Lucian C. Abbott, and d. Apr. 16, 1885, ae. 52-8-27. 

3. Charles, b. C, Nov. 26, 1833; m. Mar. 27, 1872, Eliza Ann, dau. of 
Benjamin Q. Fellows (See.), b. Nov. 17, 1843. He spent five years in 
California, i86o-'65 ; was in trade in Rollins' block with Samuel D. 
Farrar five years previous to the fire of Dec. 7, 1871 ; in trade in basement 
of Abel's block six months ; built the Robie block on Pleasant street in 
1872, and in trade there till Oct. 1, 1888; dealer in furniture in basement 
of this block till the block was gutted by fire, Apr. 2, 1889; continued 
same in Blake block till 1890. Has served as town treasurer and tax- 
collector. Congregationalist, Republican, Mason. No children. 

4. George Phippen, b. C, Mar. 15, 1835 ; d. Apr. 6, 1859, ae. 24-0-21. 

5. Gideon, b. C, Dec. 15, 1836; m. Aug. 31, 1862, Sarah Jane, dau. 
of Nathan and Ruth C. Blake. She d. in Alexandria, Sept. 4, 1864, ae. 
26-6-22. He m. Oct. 5, 1872, Ella A., dau. Ansel and Mahala Chandler, 
b. Bristol, Aug. 7, 1849. He was a carriage maker and repairer. She d. 
Bristol, Mar. 29, 1900, ae. 50-7-22 ; he d. two days later, ae. 63-3-16 ; both 
buried in one grave. Child : 

a. Emma Jane, b. Alexandria, Aug. 15, 1863 ; m. Mar. 23, 1885, 
Scott Spencer of Plymouth and res. Sloane, Iowa. Three children. 

6. Helen Smith, b. Alexandria, Dec. 30, 1842 ; m. George M. Tewks- 
bury and res. Westboro, Mass. Four children. 



48 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE BOHONON FAMILY 

i. Stephen Bohonon was the son of Jacob and Sarah (Jud- 
kins) Bohonon. Jacob was a cousin to Daniel Webster. Stephen 
was b. Boscawen, Feb. i, 1790. He came here in 18 12, and 
became a soldier, from Bridgewater, in the war then in progress 
with England. He had previously served one term of five years 
in the Navy. He m., May 1, 1827, Rebecca, dau. of John Wil- 
lard (See.), b. June 5, 1802. He was a carpenter and farmer 
and res. south of Danforth brook on the Nelson road, where she 
d. July 27, 1851, ae. 49-1-22 ; he d. Oct. 13, 1878, ae. 88-8-12. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Malinda Ruth, b. Mar. 31, 1828; d. Bristol, June 23, 1846, ae. 
18-2-22. 

3. John Willard, b. Oct. 15, 1830 ; d. Feb. — , 1832, ae. 1-4-. l T : ns 

4. Lucy Maria, b. Oct. 15, 1830; m. Moses Emmons. (See.) J 

5. Leonard Willard, b. July 16, 1835 ; m. Mary A. Dicey, Alexan- 
dria ; m. (2) Oct. 3, 1879, Mrs. Mary A. Danforth, Danbury. 

6. Daniel Webster, b. Mar. 25, 1842 ; served in Co. C, 12th Regt. N. 
H. Vols., and d. Richmond, Va., July 26, 1880, ae. 38-4-1 ; unm. (See Roll 
of Honor.) 

THE BOND FAMILY 

1. Charles G. M. Bond was the son of Alfred Bond, and 
was b. Greenwich, Mass., Mar. 10, 1850. He m. Hattie Alice, 
dau. of Jonathan and Harriet A. (Gregg) Taylor, b. Boston, 
Mass., Dec. 1, 1846. He was in trade with Hon. Cyrus Taylor, 
one year from May, 1890; removed to Stoughton, Mass., in 
May, 1891 ; now in business in Hudson, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

2. Herbert T., b. Detroit, Mich., Mar. 13, 1873. 

3. Gertrude M., b. D., June 23, 1876; m. Harry Moore of Hudson, 
Mass. One son. 

4. Howard C, b. D., Sept. 2, 1880. 

5. Alfred M., b. D., May 21, 1883. 

6. Harold A., b. D., Mar. 29, 1887. 

THE BOWERS FAMILIES 

1. Jerahmeel Bowers, the son of Jerahmeel, was b. in 
Townsend, Mass., Nov. 1, 1773. When he was a boy, his 
father moved to that part of Salisbury now Franklin. At the 
age of 15 he commenced to teach school, and among his pupils 
was Daniel Webster. Teaching was his chief occupation for 
many years, though a cripple. "His form would have produced 
a fortune for his parents had they seen fit to have exhibited him 
for money." His ancestors came from Bath, England. He m. 



GENEALOGIES — BOWERS 49 

Dorothy Gale, dau. Stephen, b. July 27, 1783, on Isle of Man. 
They settled in Hebron, where their first child was b., and then 
removed to Bristol, where their other children were b. During 
a residence in Bristol of 25 )^ears, he was a justice of the peace, 
and resided in a house that stood in the lot directly in front of 
the present schoolhouse in Union district. She d. Boston, 
Mass., May 5, 1847, ae. 63-9-8; he d. Natick, Mass., Sept. 7, 
1847, ae - 73 -IO_ 6- 

CHILDREN 

2. James, b. Hebron, Aug. 10, 1804; killed at Charles town, Mass., 
May 13, 1831, ae. 26-9-3. Unm. 

#3. Rufus Lewis, b. Bristol, Jan. 27, 1807. 

4. Alsa Gale, b. B., Dec. 24, 1808; m. June 5, 1836, James M. Bar- 
nard, Hebron. Died a widow at Natick, Mass., Jan. 23, 1881, ae. 72-0-29. 
Children : 

a. James B., b. Hebron, Mar. 3, 1837 ; d. Mar. 4, 1837. 

b. Isaac Henry, b. H., May 22, 1839; d. Aug. 9, 1840. 

c. Julia Grace, b. H., June 24, 1842 ; d. Aug. 13, 1843. 

5. Caroline Carter, b. Bristol, July 8, 1813 ; a deaf mute, educated at 
Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Hartford, Conn. She m. Benjamin Clough. 
(See.) 

#6. Cyrus Russell, b. B., June 18, 1811. 

7. Harriet Newell, b. B., Apr. 8, 1815 ; d. Dec. 26, 1815. 

8. Laura Farnham, b. B., Feb. 3, 1817; m. Dec. 31, 1846, Sparrock 
Barney, of Boston, Mass., and d. Southboro, Mass., Aug., 1850, ae. 34-3-. 
Child : 

a. Laura Frances, b. Aug. 1850; m. Herbert Carpenter, Marl- 
boro, Mass. 

9. Jerahmeel Lombard, b. B., Feb. 26, 1819; m. Jane Odell, Lowell, 
Mass., 1844, and d. Natick, Mass., Jan. 26, 1866, ae.46-11-. 

10. Benjamin Franklin, b. B., May 30, 1821 ; m. Sept. 7, 1847, Abba 
C, dau. Timothy and Sarah Martin, b. Bremen, Me. She d. Natick, 
Mass., Nov. 26, 1855, and he m., Apr., 1856, Maria Coleman of Wrentharn, 
Mass., who d. Medfield, Mass., Apr., 1872. He was a photographer at 
491 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y., where he was in business in 1900. By 
first wife had one son and one daughter. 
*n. William Tenney, b. B., June 2, 1823. 

12. Dorothy Ann, b. B., Nov. 23, 1825; d. B., Oct. 3, 1827, ae. 1-10-10. 

(3) Rufus L. Bowers, b. Jan. 27, 1807, m. October, 1837, 
Eliza, dau. Levi Hutchins, b. Gilmanton, Feb. 12, 181 1. He 
was a farmer in Bridgewater, Gilmanton, Alexandria, and San- 
bornton. He d. Daconia, May 23, 1867, ae. 60-1-26. 

children 

13. Charles Lewis, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 25, 1839; m. Jan. 1, 1863, Car- 
rie Augusta Eaton. Six children. 

14. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Gilmanton, Sept. 8, 1841 ; m. Samuel H. 
Lawrence. She d. Meredith, July 5, 1875, ae. 33-9-27. Two children. 

15. George Franklin, b. Alexandria, June 5, 1845. Served in Co. H, 
15th Regt. N. H. Vols., and d. of typhoid fever at Carrolton, La., May 9, 
1863. ae. 17-11-4. 

16. Laura Ann, b. A., June 8, 1848; m. William H. H. Rollins, a 
farmer at East Tilton, where she d. of consumption, Mar. 1, 1878, ae. 
29-8-23. Both were teachers before m. Child : 

a. Clara Alice, b. May 9, 1873. 



50 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

17. Mary Jane, b. A., Oct. 8, 1850; m. Samuel H. Lawrence, April, 
1876. 

(6) Cyrus R. Bowers, b. June 18, 181 1 ; m. Catherine 
Brown, of Concord, and d. Houlton, Me., Dec. 23, 1890, ae. 
78-1 1-. In 1837, he built the brick house on Lake street, where 
Kiah Wells lived and died, and he set out a row of maple trees 
from his home to Central square. 

children 

18. Daughter, d. in Bristol, aged about one year. 

19. Charles, res. Natick, Mass. 

(11) William T. Bowers, b. June 2. 1823, m. Apr. 21, 
1847, Mary Corney, Foxboro, Mass., and d. Hyde Park, Mass., 
in October, 1871, ae. 48-4-. 

children 

20. William, res. Boston, Mass. 

21. Julia Grace. 



i. Dea. Gardner J. Bowers was born July 8, 1793. He m. 

(1) Betsey , who d. Nov. 8, 1836, ae. 39 years ; he m. (2), 

Mar. 28, 1837, Mrs. Sarah Colby, widow of Ebenezer Colby, of 
Salisbury, and dau. of Dea. John Abrams, who res. in Sanborn- 
ton, near Hill village. Gardner J. Bowers was a deacon in the 
Congregational church in Franklin. While filling this office he 
settled in South Alexandria on the Kendrick Dickerson farm. 
While residing here, in 1842, he was elected deacon of the Con- 
gregational church in Bristol, and filled this office till his death. 
He res. in Bristol in the house next north of the Methodist 
church from 1855 till his death, Mar. 28, 1868. His age was 
74-8-20. Mrs. Bowers d. Oct. 13, 1868, in her 72d year. She 
had six children by her first husband, and two by Dea. Bowers. 

CHILDREN 

2. Gardner J., d. Feb. 22, 1839, ae. 1 7-7-1 1. 

3. George Brown, b. Alexandria, Mar. 11, 1838; m. in Jan. 1868, 
Mary Bowers, a relative. He was a dentist in Bristol for a time after his 
m. ; res. most of his life in Iowa, and returned East a few years since, 
and settled on the farm in South Alexandria where he was born. Child : 

a. Ned Orville, b. Jan. 30, 1877 ; res. with his parents. 

4. Betsey, b. Alexandria, July 28, 1840 ; m. Capt. William A. Beck- 
ford. (See.) 

THE BOWEER FAMILY 

1. Rev. John Atwood Bowler, son of Rev. George and Ann 
Creamer (Alley) Bowler, was b. Watertown, Mass., Oct. 25, 
1852. May 19, 1879, he m. Sarah Josephine, dau. of Cyrus and 
Sarah W. (Tileston) Coburn, b. Allenstown, July 7, 1853. He 
was pastor of the Methodist church in Bristol three years from 



GENEALOGIES — BRADLEY 5 1 

spring of 1884, coming from Hillsboro Bridge. He was a mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire Conference from 1881 till 1900, when 
he was transferred to the New England Conference. He is at 
present stationed at Bondville, Mass. 

CHILD 

2. Bertram Evan, b. Hillsboro, Jan. 26, 1882. Is a watchmaker and 
optician at Manchester. 

THE BRADLEY FAMILY 

1. Moses Hazen Bradley, son of John and Hannah (Ayer) 
Bradley, was b. Concord, May 15, 1782. He m., Dec. 26, 18 17, 
Mary Green, dau. of Dr. Peter Green, and sister of William, b. 
Concord, Dec. 26, 1784. They resided in the Green house, Cen- 
tral square, 18 12 to 1834, when they removed to Concord, where 
he d., June 22, 1834, ae. 52-1-7; she d. Concord, about 1865. 
(See Lawyers.) 

THE BRAGG FAMILY 

1. Rev. Lyman Daniel Bragg, the son of Rev. Daniel Pit- 
kin and Laura C. (Church) Bragg, was b. Hinesburgh, Vt., 
Feb. 24, 1850. His father traces his descent on his mother's 
side from William de la Grande, who went from Normandy to 
England in 1066 with William the Conqueror. John Porter, a 
descendant in the 16th generation from William de la Grande, 
was in this country as early as 1637. Mr. Bragg is also a 
descendant from William Pitkin, who settled in Hartford, Conn., 
in 1659. Rev. L. D. Bragg, was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) 
college, 1875, and from Boston University, School of Theology, 
in 1878. He united with the New England Methodist Confer- 
ence in 1880, and was transferred to the New Hampshire Con- 
ference in 1892. He was professor in Rust University, Holly 
Springs, Miss!, two years, and with this exception, has filled 
various pastorates including two years in Bristol from April 
1901. He m., June 16, 18S0, Sarah Julia, dau. of Abram 
and Mary Ann (Apgar) Klotz, b. German Valley, N. J., Jan. 13, 
1855. She is a graduate of Centenary College Institute at 
Hackettstown, N. J., with degree of M. L. A. 

children 

2. Laura Mary, b. Northbridge, Mass., Oct. 9, 1881. 

3. Ernest Lyman, b. Spencer, Mass., Apr. 1, 1885. 

4. Barbara Klotz, b. Medford, Mass., July 7, 1886. 

THE BRALEY FAMILY 

1. Herbert Braley, son of Elbridge J. and Lovina (Wal- 
dron) Braley, was b. Alexandria, July 2, 1868. He m., Nov. 6, 



52 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1889, Flora M., dau. Nicholas R. and Frances (Ray) Gardner, 
b. Hebronsville, Mass., Nov. 6, 1866. He came to Bristol in 
1884; was three years an operative in the woolen-mill; since 

1890, a teamster. No children. Mason, Odd Fellow, Repub- 
lican. 



1. Weston James Braley, son of Elbridge J. and Lovina 
(Waldron) Braley, was b. Alexandria, Jan. 20, 1874. He m., 
Jan. 21, 1893, Marion M., dau. of Frederick J. Ballou. (See.) 
She was b. May 12, 1876, and d. in Bristol, Sept. 25, 1902, ae. 
26-4-13. He came to Bristol in 1889, and is a teamster in the 
employ of the Mason-Perkins Paper company. Republican. 

children 

2. Bertha Julia, b. Bristol, Aug. 6, 1895. 

3. Clyde Edward, b. B., Mar. 16, 1898. 



THE BRECK FAMILY 

1. George Coolidge Breck, son of Marshall H. H. Breck, 
was b. Sherburn, Mass., Nov. 15, 1831, and d. in Bristol, Jan. 
6, 1885, ae. 53-1-21. Feb. 20, 1856, he m. Sarah Elizabeth, 
dau. of William and Elizabeth (Vaughn) Wesson, b. Boston, 
Mass., Mar. 1, 1834. He enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, on the quota 
of Wentworth, in Co. G, 12th Regt. N. H. Vols. At the battle 
of Chancellorsville, Ma>^ 3, 1863, he was twice wounded, being 
struck by minie balls in the calf of the leg and hip. Nov. 17, 
1863, by reason of his wounds, he was transferred to the 18th 
Co., 2d Bat. Invalid Corps, and discharged at Albany, N. Y., 
Apr. 11, 1865. After the war he was a coal burner at Rumney 
till 1870, when he came to Bristol, and was an employee in the 
Mason-Perkins paper-mill. Mrs. Breck res. Bristol. 

children 

#2. Joseph Henry, b. Wentworth, Feb. 20, i860. 

3. George Marshall, b. Rumney, Oct. 11, 1869 ; m. July 2, 1892, Alice 
May, dau. Hiram S. Tilton. (See.) Divorced. He went to Gardner, 
Me., in 1895, and there m., Mar. 26, 1898, Mrs. Katherine Kenniston. 

4. Mary E., b. Wentworth, Dec. 12, 1861 ; m. George F. Alden. 
(See.) 

5. Addie Gertrude, b. Bristol, Feb. 3, 1877 ; drowned Sept. 23, 1880, 
ae. 3-8-20. 

6. Jennie May, b. B., Apr. 5, 1875 ; d. Aug. 22, 1875, ae. 0-4-4. 

(2) Joseph H. Breck, b. Feb. 20, i860, m. May 18, 1881, 
Nellie M., dau. Philip Jones, b. Loudon, July 22, 1862. He 
has been an employee of the Mason-Perkins paper-mill since 
1874. 



GENEALOGIES — BRIGGS 53 

CHILDREN 

7. Willie Henry, b. Bristol, Aug. 9, 1883 ; d. Oct. 20, 1884, ae. 1-2-11. 

8. Lois May, b. B., Jan. 19, 1892. 

9. Leslie Joseph, b. B., Aug. 20, 1896. 

THE BRIGGS FAMILY 

1. Sherman Shattuck Briggs, son of Amasa and Mary 
(Shattnck) Briggs, was b. Oct. 1, 1828. Sept. 19, 1848, he m. 
Abby Jane, dau. of Moses and Jane (Morse) Trussell, b. Aug. 
10, 1829. He was a shoemaker, came to Bristol in i860, and 
res. High street. He d. suddenly of heart disease while visiting 
in Methuen, Mass., Nov. 21, 1868, ae. 40-1-20. Shortly before 
her death she removed to Franklin, where she d. Dec. 4, 1894, 
ae. 65-3-24. 

CHILDREN 

-•;V2. Frauk Edwin, b. Boscawen, Dec. 2, 1849. 

3. George Nason, b. Oct. 31, 1851 ; d. at Bristol, June 7, 1870, of con- 
sumption, ae. 18-7-6. 

4. Alice Adelaide, b. Nov. 24, 1854 ; d. at Bristol, May 27, 1872, of 
consumption, ae. 17-6-3. 

5. Ida Anna, b. Dec. 28, 1855 ; m. Edward Martin of Richmond, Va. 
She d. Aug. 5, 1876, of consumption, ae. 20-7-7. 

#6. Fred Herman, b. Dunbarton, Oct. 1, 1858. 

7. Jennie Eva., b. D., Mar. 12, i860; m. Nov. 29, 1881, Leroy L. 
Thompson. She d. Franklin Falls, Mar. 18, 1902, of consumption, ae. 
42-0-6. He is a machinist at Lakeport. Child : 

a. Sherman E. 

(2) Frank E. Briggs, b. Dec. 2, 1849, m. Dec. 24, 1873, 
Martha Etta, dau. of Freeman E. Berry. (See.) Is a clergyman 
of the Free Baptist denomination ; was graduated at New Hamp- 
ton Literary Institution, 1879; Cobb's Divinity School, Lewis- 
ton, Me., 1882; licensed to preach, May 27, 1879; ordained, 
July 7, 1882, by a council of the Sebec (Me.) Quarterly Meeting. 
He served as pastor the Abbott, Parkman, and No. Guilford, 
Me., church, two years from June 1, 1882; at West Lebanon, 
Me., two years from June 1, 1884 ; at No. Berwick, Me., from 
May, 1886, till 1889; Center Strafford, 1889-91; Barrington, 
1891-96; Washington, Vt., 1896-1902 ; is now serving the 
church at So. Lemington, Me. 

CHILDREN 

8. Edward Mortimer, b. Alexandria, Oct. 23, 1878. He was grad- 
uated from New Hampton Institution, 1902 ; now a teacher. 

9. Ena, b. A., Nov. 18, 1883. 

10. Berneice, b. No. Berwick, Me., Apr. 21, 1888. 

(6) Fred H. Briggs, b. Oct. 1, 1858. m. Dec. 29, 1885, 
Delia Alice, dau. Elbridge Tilton. (See.) He is a photog- 
rapher, and has been in business in Bristol ; in Demorest and 
Harriman, Ga. ; in Connecticut ; now in Amesbury, Mass. 



54 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 



CHILDREN 

ir. Harold Herman, b. No. Berwick, Me., Apr. 23, 1 
12. Bertha Lenona, b. Bristol, June 25, 1898. 



THE BROWN FAMILIES 

1. Samuel Browne, the progenitor of Stephen Thurston 
Brown and his descendants, was b. in Rowley, Mass., July 20, 
1686. He m., May 17, 1716, Elizabeth Wheeler, b. July 12, 
1695, dau. of Josiah Wheeler, of Salisbury, Mass. He was 
prominent in church and town affairs in Rowley till about 1728, 
when he removed to Littleton, Mass., and there resided till 1742, 
when he removed to West Dunstable, now Hollis, N. H., where 
he was one of the founders of the church. Among his children 
was 

2. John. He was b. in Rowley, and was there baptized 
in Byfield church, Mar. 29, 1724. He went to Hollis with his 
father and m., Oct. 9, 1744, Kezia Wheeler, who d. Oct. 31, 
1760. He m. Feb. 18, 1761, Martha, dau. of Ezekiel and 
Martha (Thurston) Jewett. He res. some years in Monson, 
near the Hollis line, and was selectman of the town. In 1762, 
in company with his brother, Josiah, who had been a lieutenant 
in the French and Indian war, and five others, he traveled north 
along the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers, till they reached 
what is now Plymouth. Here they selected land, erected log 
cabins, and commenced to clear the land for farms. In the 
spring of 1764, they took their families to their homes in the 
wilderness. The names of John Brown and Josiah Brown appear 
among the grantees or proprietors of the town. John Brown 
was a physician. He dropped the final letter from his name, 
and his orthography has been followed by all his descendants. 
He d. May 6, 1776; she d. in the family of her son, Stephen 
Thurston Brown, in Bristol, Mar. 5, 1797. Of his nine children, 
one was 

3. Stephen Thurston, b. Plymouth, Apr. 18, 1766. He 
purchased 65 acres of land in what was afterward known as the 
Locke neighborhood in Bristol. His land now constitutes a 
part of the Damon Y. Emmons farm, and his log cabin stood 
where now stands the ell of Mr. Emmons' farmhouse. He was 
first taxed for this land in 1788. Dec. 18, 1788, he m. Anna 
Davis, of Goffstown, and here were born to them twelve chil- 
dren, all but one living to maturity. Mr. Brown was a man of 
sterling integrity — a Quaker, and he brought up his children 
according to the tenets of his religion. He d. in family of his 
dau., Martha, in South Alexandria, May 4, 1839, ae. 73-0-16. 
Mrs. Brown d. in the family of her son, Samuel, in Bridgewater, 
May 23, 1851. 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 55 

children, all born in Bristol 

■#4. John, b. Sept. 15, [789. 

5. Anne, b. May 27, 1791 ; m. Isaac Swett. (See.) 

-#6. Samuel, b. Oct. 28, 1793. 

■£7. Joseph, b. Mar. 3, 1796. 

*8. Enos, b. Mar. 3, 1798. 

9. Martha, b. May 15, 1800; m. Daniel Simonds. (See.) 

10. Sally, b. 1802 ; rn. Jacob Colby of Weare, in Oct., 1823 ; she d. 
Weare, 1878, ae. 76 years. He d. in W., 1884. Children : 

a. Stephen B., b. Weare, 1824; m. June 1, 1847, Mary Ann 
Beard ; res. Quincy, Mass. Five children. 

b. John B., m. Mary J. Cochrane. Served in 14th Regt. N. H. 
Vols. One son. 

c. Amanda, m. Lewis Tuttle. 

d. Calvin, b. 1840. Res. So. Weare. 

e. Henry, m. Brown, of Maine. \ ^ vv i ns . 

J. Ella, res. Henniker ; unm. J 

g. Helen, m. (1) Fred Merrill, Goffstown, two children; (2) 
Aaron Y. Hacket, two children; (3) Hosea B. Corless, one child. 

11. Hannah Locke, b. Sept. 24, 1803 ; m. Dec. 5, 1826, William Colby, 
of Bow, b. July 31, 1803. He was a shoemaker in Bow till 1850, when 
they removed to Michigan. She d. Van Buren, Iud., Aug. 10, 1863, ae. 
59-10-16. He d. Three Rivers, Mich., Feb. 26, 1875, ae. 71-6-25. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Hazen, b. Bow, July 17, 1827. About 1850 he changed his 
name to Ion Vernon. He in., June 19, 1848, Hannah M. Butter- 
field ; (2) Dec. 10, 1859, Agnes Wood. He was a practicing physi- 
cian at Three Rivers, Mich., where he d. Apr. 16, 1893, ae. 65-8-29. 
She res. Three Rivers. Four children. 

b. Mary Ann Brown, b. Bow, Oct. 27, 1829; m. June 24, 1853, 
Thomas Bonnett, b. England, 1810. They removed to Michigan, 
in 1852. He d. Salem, Mich., Feb. 27, 1892, and she rn., July 14, 
1894, William Alx. Address, Burnips Corner, Allegan Co., Mich. 
One child, Martha F. E., b. Mar. 31, 1861, m. Ralph Pomeroy. 
Res. Dutton, Mich. 

c. Samuel Murray, b. Oct. 10, 1832 ; d. June 26, 1834, ae. 1-8-16. 

d. Samuel Augustus, b. Feb. 26, 1835 ; went to Michigan in 1852, 
and m., Jan. 17, 1864, Martha A. Henry. Address, Neenah, Wis. 

e. Hannah Jane, b. Bow, May 3, 1839; m. Sept. 10, 1854, John 
Glidden, went to Michigan, 1854, and res. 541 No. Front street, 
Grand Rapids, Mich. Five children. 

/. Martha Ellen, b. Concord, Jan. 14, 1843; m - A P r - 2I > l86r - 
William H. Sprague, b. Michigan, Mar. 31, 1837. They res. 213 
Fourth street, Oakland, Cal. Three children. 

g. William Warren, b. Bristol, Aug. 17, 1845; m. Aug. 10, 1868, 
Rosetta Jane Lovejoy, b. Oct. 31, 1853, in Indiana. They res. David 
City, Neb. (See Roll of Honor.) Children: (1) Warner Willis, 
b. Feb. 17, 1874 ; (2) Emma May, b. May 7, 1876; d. Feb. 29, 1877 ; 
(3) Clara Belle, b. Apr. 13, 1878; (4) Hannah Mabel, b. July 17, 
1885 ; d. Sept. 4, 1885. 

12. Stephen, d. about 1824, aged 18. 

13. Mary Ann, m. Jerry B. Warner, Oct. 2, 1836. He d. 1874. Child : 
a. J. E. Warner, b. July 21, 1845; m - Daisy Ramsden, 1883. 

14. Michael, d. in infancy. 

15. Aseneth, b. May 20, 1814 ; m. Calvin Fuller, Mar. 15, 1838. He 
was b. Mar 1, 1812, and d. New Boston, Jan. 11, 1869, ae. 56-10-10. She 
d. Alexandria. Children : 



56 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Henry Calvin, b. Wilton, Dec. 18, 1839; m. (1) Susan C. 
Flagg, Nashua; (2) Martha M. Sias, Boston. 

b. Edwin Stiles, b. W., Feb. 24, 1841 ; m. Emily Wilcox, of 
Flint, Mich. 

c. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mason, Mar. 16, 1847 ; m. Walter S. Rob- 
inson, Haverhill, Mass. 

d. George Burnham, b. New Boston, Aug. 16, 1849; m - Helen A. 
Kelso of N. B. 

e. Elbridge Brown, b. N. B., Dec. 9, 1851 ; d. July 4, 1859, ae. 
7-6-25. 

(4) John Brown, b. Sept. 15, 1789, m. Sally, dau. of 
Jonathan Ingalls, b. July 17, 1793. (See.) He was a soldier 
in the War of 1812 from Bristol, went to Vermont soon after the 
war, and to Michigan in 1839, where he was an extensive farmer. 
He united with the Bristol Methodist church about 1809 and 
"was a Methodist of positive tpye 75 years and a day." He d. 
in Portland, Mich., Feb. 11, 1885, ae. 95-4-26. She d. in 
Derby, Mich., June 14, 1867, ae. 73-10-27. 

children 

16. Sophia, b. Bristol, Mar. 4, 1813 ; m. Oct. 18, 1828, Nathan Wyman, 
St. Albans, Vt. She res. Danby, Mich., post-office address, Sebawa, Iona 
Co., Mich. Children : 

a. William W., b. Dec. 29, 1831. 

b. Julia S., b. Apr. 22, 1833 ; d. Oct. 15, 1852, ae. 19-5-23. 

c. George W., b. Mar. 29, 1837. 

d. Charles W., b. Aug. 29, 1840; d. Oct. 1889, ae. 49-2-. 

e. Elliot O., b. July 20, 1843. 

17. Benjamin Hazelton, b. Bristol ; went West and in. Rebecca Van 
Horn in Indiana, removed to Nebraska and there d. The family then 
removed to California. Children : 

a. William. b. George. c. Mary Jane. 

18. Jonathan S., b. Grand Isle, Vt.; m. Jane Reed, Danby, Iona Co., 
Mich. Said to be a wealthy farmer. 

19. Henry H., b. Colchester, Vt., m. Almira Cahoon, Bangor, Me., 
and d. in army. No children. 

20. Charlotte, b. Grand Isle, Vt., Mar. 20, 1823 ; m. Samuel S. Haight, 
Apr. 12, 1840. He was a well-to-do farmer and justice of the peace at 
Woodland, Parry Co., Mich. He d. Nov. 12, 1865, and she m. Rev. Amos 
Wakefield, Methodist, Aug. 29, 1874. He was b. Wheelock, Vt., Mar. 
31, 1813. She res. Middleville, Perry Co., Mich. Children : 

a. George, b. July 3, 1841 ; d. Nov. 30, 1849, ae. 8-4-27. 

b. Sophia, b. Mar. 25, 1843 ; m. Henry Hinkly, Mar. 24, 1861, of 
Howard City, Mich. Children: (1) Henry, m. Ola Norton. (2) 
Frank, an engineer, m. Edie Goodrich, of Kalamazoo, and res. at 
Parmelee, Mich. (3) Burt, b. Mar. 8, 1869. (4) Merritt. 

c. Sarah, b. Aug. 26, 1844; d. July 15, 1867, ae. 22-10-19. A 
dau. survives, who m. L. S. Gibbs, Grand Rapids. 

d. Watson, b. Oct. 3, 1849; m. Elnora Lapham. Is a large stock 
dealer in Eudden, Dickey Co., Dak. Three sons : Samuel, Ernest, 
Alonzo. 

(6) Samuel Brown, b. Oct. 28, 1793, m. Nov. 9, 18 19 
(Bridge water records 1820), Susanna S., dau. Abraham Dolloff 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 57 

(See), b. Dec. 9, 1800. They settled on the Horace Brown farm 
in Bridgewater, where he d. in Oct., 1868, ae. 75 ; she d. Bristol, 
in family of John Roby, Mar. 14, 1879, ae. 78-3-5. 

children, all born in Bridgewater 

21. Solomon, b. June 28, 1823; graduated Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia, 1847; m., in 1847, Matilda Sidney Hughes, Philadelphia; 
practiced medicine in P. till Sept., 1862, when he d., ae. 39-3-. Shed. 
Mar., 1868. Had three children. 

SV22. Horace, b. Aug. 15, 1825. 

•#23. Levi Dolloff, b. Apr. 28, 1833. 

#24. Warren Smith, b. Sept. 11, 1839. 

(7) Joseph Brown, b. Mar. 3, 1796, m., in 1825, Relief, 
dau. of Stephen and Mary (Brown) Ordway. She was b. 1803, 
and d. in Campton, May, 1867, ae. 64. He was a lumber manu- 
facturer and dealer. He erected the first saw-mill at Moore's 
Mills, so called, and continued business there 14 years. He 
removed to Campton in 1843, and later to Whitefield, where he 
d. Mar. 26, 1884, ae. 88-0-23. 

CHILDREN 

#25. Alson Landon, b. Bristol, Apr. 9, 1827. 

26. Stephen, b. B., 1829 ; served in 40th Mass. Vols., and d. in service 
at Folly Island, S. C, Nov., 1863, ae. 34. Unm. (See Roll of Honor.) 

27. Mary Ann, b. B., Nov. 10, 1830; m. May 23, 1850, Hanson S. 
Chase, son of Jonathan and Abiah, b. Portsmouth, Apr. 8, 1823. They 
settled in Plymouth about 1873, where she d. Oct. 21, 1898, ae. 67-11-11. 
She was a member of the Universalist church. Children : 

a. James Whitcher, b. Campton, July 6, 1851 ; d. in Plymouth, 
Aug. 30, 1874, ae. 23-1-24. 

b. Warren Green, b. C, Mar. 30, 1854; m. (1) June 20, 1881, 
Kate B. Farr, who d. Feb. io, 1894. He m. (2) Mar. 12, 1896, Lil- 
lian M. Heath. 

c. Irving Hanson, b. C, Nov. 18, 1858 ; m. Dec. 7, 1881, Minnie 
Elliott. 

d. Edward Averill, b. C, May 15, 1869 ; m. Ruth McClure, July 
12, 1894. 

#28. Amos, b. Bristol, June 29, 1832. 
-•£29. Warren G.,b. B., July 27, 1834. 

30. Relief, b. B., Aug., 1839 ; m. Elijah Averill, Jr., in 1858. He was 
b. in Merrimack, Oct., 1833. Child : 

a. Maretta Frances, b. Campton, June 21, 1859; m. Oct. 16, 1877, 
Rutherford Byrne, of So. Durham, P. Q. Address, Seattle, Wash. 

31. John O., b. Bristol, 1841 ; d. 1841. 

32. Joseph, b. B., 1842. He served in 15th Regt. N. H. Vols., andd. 
Aug. 11, 1863, ae. 21. (See Roll of Honor.) 

33. Laura Augusta, b. Campton, 1845 ; m. George W. Merrill in 1865, 
and d. in Campton, in May, 1882, ae. 37. 

(8) Enos Brown, b. Mar. 3, 1798, m. L,avinia, dau. James 
Heath. She was b. Stewartstown, and d. New Hampton, Sept. 
6, 1885. He was a farmer in Bridgewater, an eccentric man, 
commonly called Doctor. He d. previous to 1890. 



58 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

34. Stephen Salveteus, b. 1833 ; d. about 1890. 

35. Julia, b. Aug. 10, 1838; d. Oct. 10, 1849, ae - 1 1-2-0. 

36. Edwin E., b. Bridgewater ; served in Co. E, 12th Regt. N. H. 
Vols. Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, at 
which time his age is given as 22. 

37. Simeon C, b. B., June 7, 1835. Lived on a farm that lies partly 
in Bridgewater and partly in Bristol. Was formerly a voter in Bridge- 
water. Recently erected a dwelling on that part of his farm in Bristol 
and is consequently now a voter in Bristol. Never m. 

38. Ellen Angenette, b. Bristol, July 27, 1846. She m. Oct. 30, 1864, 
Warren Wesley Dalton, son of John, b. New Hampton, 1843, where he d. 
Oct. 29, 1870. She d. same place, Oct., 1894, ae. 48. Children : 

a. John E. Dalton, b. Alexandria, Mar. 19, 1865 ; rn. Apr. 29, 

1891, Ida Weilbranner. Res. Ishpeming, Mich. 

b. Frank B. Dalton, b. New Hampton, Oct. 15, 1867; m. Dec. 7, 

1892, Hattie Merrill. Res. Ashland. 

c. Julia May Dalton, b. N. H., 1869 ; d. Feb., 1873, ae. 4 years. 

d. Nellie W. Dalton, b. N. H., Oct. 3, 1870 ; m. Dec. 16, 1896, C. 
O. Hopkins. Res. Lakeport. 

(22) Horace Brown, b. Aug. 15, 1825, m. June 23, 1847, 
Mary Augusta, dau. of Jesse and Patience (Hobart) Fletcher, 
and was b. Groton, Oct. 25, 1828. They res. on the farm where 
he was born, and here he d. July 23, 1874, ae. 48-1 1-8. She 

res. in Ashland. 

children 

39. Horace Burdett, b. Bridgewater, May 13, 1851 ; m. Annie Rebecca 
Cass, Mar. 17, 1873. Salesman. Res. Ashland. 

40. Sarah Augusta, b. B., Jan. 24, 1853 ; d. May 17, 1854. 

41. Wilfred Fletcher, b. B., May 3, 1862 ; m. Sept. 25, 1885, Minnie E. 
Reed. Graduated from Mass. College of Pharmacy in 1888, and received 
degree of Ph. G. Is prescription clerk in drug store in Ashland. 

42. Ora Aldru, b. B., Mar. 4, 1864; m. June 1, 1893, Sarah Adder, 
dau. Col. Thomas P. Cheney, and is in trade in Ashland. Elected treas- 
urer of Grafton county in 1902. 

(23) Levi D. Brown, b. Apr. 28, 1833, rn. Oct. n, 1855, 
Eliza Ann Phinney. She was the dau. of Jabez and Jane Fisher 
Phinney, and was b. Oct. 30, 1829, in Sandwich, Mass., and d. 
in Philadelphia, Penn., Jan. 6, 1882, ae. 52-2-6. He settled in 
New York soon after he m., and a few years later removed to 
Philadelphia; was 15 years in the tea and spice business, from 
which he retired in 1878, with a competency. He is now presi- 
dent of a national bank and of an electric light company in 
Philadelphia. 

children 

43. Susannah Jane, b. Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1870; graduated at Lasell 
Seminary, Auburndale, Mass., class of 1888. 

(24) Warren S. Brown, b. Sept. 11, 1839, m. Oct. 29 
1 87 1, Mrs. Wilhelmina Fredricka (Popplar) Gilmore. She was 
b. West Brighton, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1844. He served in Co. 1, 
19th Mass. Infty., and in Co. B, Heavy Artillery, serving 16 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 59 

months in all. Res. in Bridgewater till Oct., 1874, since then 
in Center Harbor ; farmer. 

children 

44. Warren Smith, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 10, 1872. 

45. Lucinda Jane, b. Center Harbor, June 18, 1875; d. Jan. 17, 1890, 
ae. 14-7-29. 

46. Phebe Amelia, b. C. H., May 22, 1881. 

(25) Alson L,. Brown, b. Apr. 9, 1827, m. Mary A. Cur- 
rier, Sept. n, 1849. She was the dau. of William and Sophia 
Currier, and was b. in Ashland, June 27, 1832. He removed 
from Bristol to Camptou with his father in 1843 ; was engaged 
in the lumber business with his father till 1864, when his 
brother, Warren G., purchased the father's interest and the new 
firm removed to Whitefield, in 1872, and organized the Brown 
Lumber company which was largely engaged in manufacturing 
lumber, railroading, and other business. Mr. Brown was presi- 
dent of the company, and to him was largely due the growth of 
the company and the prosperity of the town. He was a Repub- 
lican in politics and was a member of the State Constitutional 
Convention of 1876, and a delegate to the Republican National 
Convention in 1880, which nominated James A. Garfield for 
president. He represented Whitefield in the legislature of 
i88i-'82. He d. at Whitefield, Jan. 24, 1891, ae. 63-9-15. 

children, all born in Campton 

47. A daughter, b. Nov. it, 1850; d. same day. 

48. William Wallace, b. Feb. 22, 1852 ; m. ( 1) Louisa Veasey, (2) Belle 
Follansbee. Res. in Wentworth. 

49. Oscar Alson, b. Jan. 21, 1854; m. Ada Page, and res. in White- 
field. 

50. Charles Fremont, b. Sept. 7, 1856; d. Aug. 23, 1863, ae. 6-11-16. 

51. George Landon, b. May 5, i860 ; d. Sept. 5, i860. 

52. Alice Sophia, b. Nov. 14, 1861 ; m. Edward Ray, July 20, 1881, 
and res. Whitefield. Children : 

a. Edith Alice, b. Dec. 8, 1883. 

b. Richard Alson, b. Sept. 3, 1887. 

c. Mary Etta, b. Apr. 27, 1890. 

53. Joseph Walter, b. May 3, 1864 ; m. (1) Katie Rowland, (2) Annie 
Martin. Res. Whitefield. 

54. Etta Condelle, b. May 17, 1869; m. Oct. 20, 1887, Emery Appleton 
Sanborn. Res. 14 Arlington street, Boston. 

(28) Amos Brown, b. June 29, 1832, m., 1868, Annie M. 
Peebles, b. Lake Nevers, N. Y. He went to the Pacific coast 
in 1858, and engaged in the lumber business till 1885. Later 
speculated in real estate successfully. He settled in Seattle, 
Wash., when it had but a dozen houses, now a population of 
75,000 or more. He d. in San Francisco in spring of 1899, ae. 
67. 

CHILDREN 

55. Alson Lemer, b. Seattle, Mar. 14, 1869. Is a practicing lawyer in 
Seattle. 



60 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

56. Emma, b. S., Feb. 27, 1871 ; m. Sept. 18, 1893, Hon. Ritchey M. 
Kennear, a leading attorney of Seattle. Res. 4th and Bell streets. 

57. Ora, b. Olympia, July 20, 1878 ; a graduate of Stanford University, 
Cal. 

58. Anna, b. Aug. 19,1880. Graduate of University, at Seattle, Wash. 

59. Helen Hazel, b. Seattle, Mar. 24, 1887. 

(29) Warren G. Brown, b. July 27, 1834, m. Ruth B. 
Avery, Mar. 1861. She was the dau. of Stephen and Hannah 
(Mitchell) Avery, and was b. in Campton, and d. in Thornton, 
Sept., 1863. He m. (2) in 1865, Charlotte, dau. of Ephriam 
and Eliza (Broad) Elliot, b. Brownfield, Me., Jan. 11, 1848. 
He left Bristol in 1843, and res. in Campton and Thornton till 
1857. Spent three years in California and Washington terri- 
tory. From i860 to 1869 farming in Thornton and lumbering 
in Bellows Falls, Vt. Settled in Whitefield 1869, where he has 
been engaged in lumbering, as superintendent of the Brown 
Lumber company. He shipped the first cargo of lumber from 
Washington territory, around Cape Horn, to eastern ports in 
1876, and has since shipped many. 

children, by second wife 

60. Josephine Ruth, b. Campton, June 22, 1867. 

61. Dasie A., b. Whitefield, Sept. 22, 1870. 

62. Carl Elliott, b. W., Sept. 10, 1878. 

63. Kenneth Warren, b. W., Sept. 8, 1883. 



i. Edmond Brown was b. in Kingston, Jan. 1, 1771. He 
came to Bristol as early as 1797, and built on the site of the 
Cavis Brothers' store the first blacksmith shop in Bristol vil- 
lage. He boarded at the tavern of Moses Sleeper, but soon 
after built the first house on the site of Hotel Bristol, and here 
a sister kept house for him till his marriage. In 1808, he 
removed to North Bristol to what was later known as the Rol- 
lins farm, and here he continued the blacksmith business. He 
was a large owner of real estate and, in 1832, purchased what is 
still known as the Brown farm on the west side of the lake ; in 
1833 he moved there and there passed the balance of his life. 
He was a liberal Calvinist Baptist. He m. Nov. 12, 1799, Han- 
nah (Merrill) Swett, widow of Benjamin Swett, b. May 24, 
1765, in Hanover ( ? ). She d. Bristol, Nov. 16, 1853, ae. 
88-5-22. He d. Bristol, Mar. 12, 1857, ae. 86-2-1 1. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#2. Amos, b. Sept. 4, 1800. 

3. Hannah, b. July 16, 1802 ; d. Bristol, May 23, 1887, unm., ae. 
84-10-7. 

4. Dana, b. Feb. 9, 1804 ; m. July 28, 1832, Sarah Cheney, of Brad- 
ford, b. Apr. 2, 1810. Soon after his m. he was ordained as a Calvinist 
Baptist minister, and served the church in Bradford, and later labored in 
Vermont. About 1840, on account of ill health, he located in Nashua, 
and united with the First Calvinist Baptist church in that city. He d. in 




Rev. Amos Brown 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 6 1 

Nashua, Jan. 25, 1868, ae. 63-1 1-16. She d. Wilton, Dec. 15, 1879, ae. 
69-8-13. No children. 

5. Joanna, b. Jan. 12, 1806; m. Robert Patten, of Alexandria, Nov. 
1848, and d. Alexandria, Dec. 28, 1867, ae. 61-11-16. No children. 

(2) Rev. Amos Brown, b. Sept. 4, 1800, m. Jan. 13, 1819, 
Abigail, dau. David Cheney (See), b. Jan. 24, 1799. They 
commenced life on what has been known as the Thomas H. 
Wicom place, east of Newfound lake ; lived for a time on the 
Gnrdy farm in the Locke neighborhood, and, in 1825, purchased 
the Thomas Dimond farm, later known as the Moses Cheney 
farm, on the west shore of the lake next to Newfound river, and 
there he resided till 1830, when he moved farther north to near 
where Amasa Hilands now resides. In 1833, he went with his 
father to the Brown farm, now occupied by Silas S. Brown, 
and here he passed the greater part of his life. Mrs. Brown d. 
Dec. 14, 1845, ae. 46-10-20, and he m. Feb. 9, 1847, Dovilla, 
dau. of Stephen and Abiah (Putney) Collins, b. Weare, Dec. 

15, 1823. Amos Brown was licensed to preach by the Sand- 
wich Quarterly Meeting, of the Free Baptist denomination Dec. 

16, 1829, and was ordained at Alexandria, Sept. 30, 1832, by a 
council of elders of the Sandwich Quarterly Meeting, composed 
of Rev. John Hill, of Alexandria, Rev. Simeon Dana, M.D., 
Rev. Thomas Perkins, of New Hampton, and Rev. Devi 
Smith. He labored one-half the time at Alexandria from 1837 
till 1853, and had pastoral oversight of the church for thirty- 
seven years. During his labors there, 160 were added to the 
church. He also labored successfully in Nashua, Orange, 
Center Harbor, New Hampton, Hill, and Bridgewater. He 
represented Bristol in the legislature of 1847 and 1848. In 
May, 1867, he accepted a call to the pastorate of the Free Bap- 
tist church at Eaton, where a revival of religion was very 
general. In the midst of his success he d. of apoplexy, Dec. 7, 
1867, ae. 67-3-3. Burial from the Free Baptist church at 
Bristol and the remains were laid to rest in the village ceme- 
tery. Rev. Ebenezer Fisk officiated at the funeral, assisted by 
four other clergymen. Mr. Brown was a man of great native 
ability. He had a heart quick to respond to the jo3 T s and sor- 
rows of others. He was always calm, forbearing and loving, a 
pleasant and cheerful companion, and a great lover of God and 
man. Mrs. Brown d. at Bristol, Jan. 28, 1888, ae. 64-1-13. 

children all born Bristol 

-":6. James Harvey, b. July 3, 1819. 

7. Cynthia Fellows, b. Apr. 22, 1822 ; m. Henry Dermis Towle, Oct. 
5, 1854; d. Iowa, Nov. 6, 1890, ae. 68-6-14. No children. 

8. Webster Cheney, b. Sept. 27, 1829; m. July 12, 1859, Sarah Ann, 
dau. William and Sarah (Bond) English, b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1818. 
Mr. Brown was educated in the district schools of his native town and at 
the academies at Andover Center, Wentworth, and East Andover. He 
remained on the home farm till 1854, when he went to Nashua, where Ik- 



62 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

was traveling salesman for J. C. Kempton, confectioner, six or seven years, 
and eleven years proprietor and manager of an eating house. Mr. Brown 
served Ward 6 three years as selectman, represented it in the legislature 
in 1867 and 1868, and as inspector of the check-list four years. He served 
the city three years on the board of assessors. In 1875, he was appointed 
assistant city marshal, which position he held three years. In 1884, he 
was elected county commissioner and served by re-election till Apr. 1, 
1901. The county farm buildings at Goffstown were erected during his 
term of service, and he was accorded much credit for the prudent and 
economical manner in which this work was done. Mr. Brown ranks 
among the most popular men of that county. Republican, Free Bap- 
tist. Mrs. Brown d. at Nashua, Jan. 10, 1902, ae. 83-3-6. No chil- 
dren. 

#9. Silas S., b. Feb. 4, 1832. 

10. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 12, 1833. She was a teacher 25 years in 
California ; now res. with her brother, Silas S. Brown, in Bristol. 

(6) James H. Brown, b. July 3, 1819, m. Nov. 3, 1843, 
Mary Mooney Smith Mudgett, who d. Concord, Dec. 10, 1893, 
ae. 77-9-20. He was a farmer in Hill, a number of years, and 
represented that town in the legislature. He was a deacon in 
the Free Baptist church in Alexandria. He d. Bristol, Sept. 
28, 1875, ae. 56-2-25. 

CHILDREN 

11. Arthur Noyes, adopted. Killed by lightning July 9, 1851, ae. 
8 years. 

12. Edward A., adopted ; was clerk in the store of C. Taylor ; went 
West ; was yard master of a railroad in Davenport, Iowa. 

(9) Silas S. Brown, b. Feb. 4, 1832, m. Feb. 2, 1854, 
Kate, dau. of George and Margaret Sivright Howie, b. Keith, 
Scotland, Apr. 3, 1827. He was a farmer in Bristol, till 1858, 
when he removed to Lisbon, where he remained till about 1876 ; 
then returned to the old homestead where he still lives. He has 
served six years as selectman of Bristol, and four years as super- 
visor of the check-list. In 1884, he was elected county com- 
missioner and served four years. During this time he was 
resident superintendent of the County farm at Haverhill. 

CHILDREN 

13. Fred Howie, b. Bristol, Jan. 10, 1855 ; d. in Lisbon, Dec. 2, 1874, 
ae. 19-10-22. 

14. Anna Belle, b. B., Sept. 25, 1856; m. Feb. 17, 1877, William 
Henry Weston, and res. Lisbon. Children, all b. Lisbon : 

a. Susan Catharine, b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

b. Charles Cheney, b. May 19, 1881. 

c. Corena Isabella, b. Mar. 8, 1883. 

d. Carlie Mae, b. May 15, 1S85 

e. Jane Walker, b. Aug. 29, 1887. 

/. Margaret Howie, b. Dec. 18, 1889. 

g. Helen Brown, b. May 18, 1893. 

h. Fred Webster, b. Dec. 4, 1895. 
15. Cheney Clarence, b. Lisbon, Apr. 6, i860; m. Mar. 18, 1890, 
Annie Granville Sides, of Portsmouth. He res. Auburn, Me. General 
manager Carman-Thompson Co., Steam Engineers, Lewiston, Me. Child : 

a. Stanley Sides, b. Nov. 8, 1892. 






GENEALOGIES — BROWN 63 

i. Robert Brown was b. Jan. 25, 1778, and came to Bristol 
from Bow. First taxed here in 1818. He built and operated a 
tannery and shoe shop on south side of Pleasant street next to 
the river where is now the Riverside house. He m. Apr. 24, 
1799, Sarah Clement. She was b. Oct. 16, 1771 , and d. Bristol, 
July 24, 1844, ae. 72-9-8. He d. Bristol, July 6, 1854, ae. 
76-4-1 1. Both members of Methodist church. 



CHILDREN 



2 

#3 

4 

5 
6 

7 
8 



John, b. Jan. 23, 1800; d. Mar. 17, 1811. 



Samuel Clement, b. Mar. 13, 1802. 

Relief, b. Aug. 11, 1804; m. Richard H. Sawj^er. (See.) 

Carleton, b. Apr. 24, 1807; drowned July 27, 1811. 

Sarah, b. Landaff, Nov. 1, 1809 ; m. Dr. Moody C. Sawyer. (See.") 

Mary, b. June 29, 1811 ; d. June 4, 1812. 

Squires C., b. Nov. 13, 1813. He was in trade in this village ; 
was married and had one child which was killed by falling down stairs. 
He d. in Illinois, Aug. 4, 1884, ae. 70-8-21. 

(3) Samuel C. Brown, b. Mar. 13, 1802, m. Apr. 10, 
1823, Martha A. Johnson. He succeeded his father as tanner 
and currier, and erected, in 1840, the dwelling that now stands 
between Lake and Pleasant streets. In 1849, he purchased the 
saw-mill on Lake street and converted it into a tannery. He 
twice represented Bristol in the legislature ; served as selectman 
six years ; ten times as moderator at the annual town meeting, 
and four years as town clerk. He emigrated to the West in 
1854. She d. in Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 28, 1859. He d. at 
the home of his son, Charles, in Jackson, Mich., Mar. 19, 1887, 
ae. 85-0-6. 

children, all born in Bristol 

9. Martha Ann, b. June 23, 1823; m. Mar. 2, 1848, Moses Colcord 
Hoyt, M.D., for some years a practicing physician in Bristol. She d. 
in Bristol, Dec. 8, 185 1, ae. 28-5-15. Children : 
a. Leston L. b. Laura. 

10. Charles, b. Mar. 28, 1825, d. May 14, 1826. 
#11. Charles, b. June 24, 1828. 
#12. Edwin Carleton, b. Feb. 15, 183T. 

13. John Henry, b. Mar. 15, 1839. No family. 

(11) Charles Brown, b. June 24, 1828, m. Jane Wilson, 
Apr. 28, 1859. See was the dau. of Robert and Phebe (Bettey) 
Wilson, and was b. Orange, Mar. 1, 1828. He went West soon 
after his father ; gave his attention to railroading and became 
paymaster of the Michigan Central Railroad. He d. Jan. 28, 
1889, ae. 60-7-4, in Jackson, Mich. 

children 

14. Kate Matilda, b. Waukasha, Sept. 9, i860 ; m. Julian J. Bennett, 
Sept. 21, 1881. 

15. Anna Martha, b. W., Mar. 7, 1862 ; m. Harry R. Hall, Apr. 
5> 1882. 



64 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

t6. Willis Harvey, b. Jan. 7, 1866, at W.; m. Rose Beach, May 6, 
189 1. 

17. Harry C, b. Dec. 3, 1867, at Brookfield, Wis. 

(12) Edwin C. Brown, b. Feb. 15, 1831, m. Jan. 4, 1859, 
Sarah P. Blake, at Milwaukee, Wis., and now res. 859 Cass 
Ave., Detroit, Wis. He has been for many years superintend- 
ent of the Michigan Central railway. 

children 

18. Marion Denison. 19. Frank Sherburne 
20. Saidee Carleton. 



1. Joseph Henry Brown, son of L,abon, was b. in Salis- 
bury, Dec. 13, 1795. He was in Bristol as early as 1820, and m. 
Feb. 29, 1822, Sally, dau. of Rowell Straw. He succeeded her 
father on the Home farm just above the schoolhouse near Solon 
Dolloff's, and near where the schoolhouse now is, he had a 
cabinet shop. Mrs. Brown d., and he m., Sept. 16, 1824, Jane, 
dau. of Benjamin Kidder (See), b. July 30, 1797. He removed 
to Danbury in 1835. He was a contractor in constructing a 
section of the Franklin and Bristol railroad. A partner drew 
$1,700 from the company to pay the workmen and decamped, 
and Mr. Brown was obliged to mortgage his farm to make good 
the loss. She d. Danbury, Aug. 26, 1880, ae. 82-0-26 ; he d. 
Dec. 15, 1886, ae. 91-0-2. 

children 

#2. Arnos P. H., b. Bristol, Apr. 21, 1823. 

3. Mary A., b. B., Feb. 8, 1827 ; unm.; res. Danbury. 

4. David Wiggin, b. B., June 18, 1829. Res. Danbury. He ni. 
Malinda Flanders, Wilmot. She d. Nov. 1890. Children : 

a. Charles Henry, d. in Wilrnot, aged 3 years. 

b. Nellie M., m. Edward Braley, Hebron. Two children. 

5. Chastina, b. B., Oct., 7, 1831 ; m. Jan. 11, 1855, Charles P. Wells, 
son of Josiah and Eunice ^Whitteniore) Wells, b. July 4, 1829. Res. New 
London. Children : 

a. Ella M., b. Wilmot, Oct. 7, 1855; m. Apr. 15, 1891, John 
Colby, New London. 

b. Augusta A., b. Danbury, Nov. 28, 1857. Res. N. L. 

c. Frank E., b. D., Apr. 23, i860; m. Aug. 10, 1895, Sarah A. 
Fifield, Webster. 

d. John E., b. D., July 15, 1862 ; res. N. L. 

e. Mary C, b. D., Oct. 4, 1864, m. Frank Roberts, Aug. 15, 18S2. 

f. Addie J., b. D., Dec. 29, 1867; in. Dec. 22, 1885, Horatio E. 
Luce, Woodstock, Vt. 

g. Anna L., b. Springfield, Mar. 7, 1869; in. June 20, 1895, 
Elmer A. Luce. Res. Prosper, Vt. 

h. Sarah A., b. S., July 8, 1871. Res. N. L. 
i. Lillie G., b. S., July 2, 1873; res. N. L. 
j. Martha E., b. S., Jan. 24, 1877. Res. N. L. 

6. George G., b. Wilmot, Sept. 26, 1837; m. Mary Ann Goodhue. 
Res. West Andover. Two children, both deceased 

7. Melissa J., b. W., Apr. 23, 1842. Unm. Res. Danbury. 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 65 

(2) Amos P. H. Brown, b. Apr. 21, 1823, m. (1) Jane, 
dan. John Clay, (2) Lydia A., dau. Ralph Coburn. He has 
res. in Pelhani since 1875. (See Roll of Honor.) 

CHILDREN 

8. Frank M., b. Wilniot, 1861 ; m. June 4, 1879, Mirah H , dau. 
Louis Little. Manufacturer boots, Haverhill, Mass. She d. Haverhill, 
Aug. 29, 1892. Child : 

a. Henry Gibbon, b. June 20, 1880. Shoe cutter, Haverhill. 

9. George A., b. Thetford, Vt.; res. Pelhani. 

10. Phebe Jane, m. Messer ; res. New Loudon. 

11. Cynthia A., d. at 30, unm. 



i. In 1 77 1, Enoch Brown went from Seabrook to Weare 
and there settled. The name of his wife was Betty. They had 
nine children, the second of whom was 

2. Enoch, b. Seabrook, June 10, 1756. He m. Sarah 
Davis, of Gosport. He was in Weare as late as 1803, and re- 
moved to Bridgewater with his family, where he was a farmer. 

children 

3. Benjamin. 4. John. 5. Mary. 

■#6. Dexter, b. Weare, Oct. 23, 1803. 

7. Squires. He bought land for a farm one-fourth mile north of the 
Bristol town farm, and went to Boston to earn money to pay for it and 
was never heard from later. His brother, Dexter, succeeded to the farm. 

(6) Dexter Brown, b. Oct. 23, 1803, m. May -, 1819, 
Deborah, dau. of Benjamin and Abigail (Morgan) Smith, b. 
Bridgewater, June 20, 1800. He was a farmer in Bridgewater, 
but about 1850 removed to what is now known as the George D. 
Cross place near foot of the lake, and in 1852 to Willow street, 
Bristol village, where he d. June 7, 1858, ae. 54-7-14. She d. 
Bristol, July 6, 18S3, ae. 83-0-16. 

children 

8. David Davis, b. Bridgewater, May 29, 1821 ; d. August, 1825, ae. 

4-3-- 

9. Rufus, b. B., Apr. 16, 1823 ; d. Apr. 27, 1824, ae. 1-0-11. 
rjiio. Charles Smith, b. B , Jan. 22, 1825. 

11. John D. Brown, b B., Feb. 25, 1827; m. Jan 1, 1850, Eliza W., 
widow of Peter Tirrell, and dau. of Jeremiah Bean. (See.) He was a 
farmer in Hudson, where he d. Sept. 29, 1900, ae. 73-7-4. She res. Hud- 
son Center with her adopted son : 

a. Henry C, b. Delton, Wis., Feb. 25, 1859, son of Darwin R., 
and Rhoda M. (Bryant) Woodward. His father d. when he was 
three years old and he was adopted by John D. Brown. He m. 
Oct. 9, 1883, Clara Jane, dau. of George R. and Betsey M. (Kidder) 
Bryant, b. Irasburg, Vt., May 2, i860. He is station agent at Hud- 
son Center. Children: (1) Freddie LeRoy, b. Nashua, Mar. 20, 
1886; d. in Irasburg, Vt., Sept. 27, 1888. (2) Ina Louise, b. Hud- 
son Center, Oct. 6, 1889. 

12. Squires Smith, b. B., Jan. 6, 1829; m. Jan. 29, 1852, Elizabeth 



66 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

W., dau. of Peter M. Bean. (See.) They removed to Berea, Ohio. 
He was a jeweler by trade; served as a lieutenant in the 177th Regt. 
Ohio Vols., in the Civil war ; was mayor of Berea in 1868, and again in 
1874; was publisher of the Berea Grit, and a trustee of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He d. Berea, June 5, 1901, ae. 72-4-29. She res. 
Berea. Children : 

a. Frank, b. Berea, Dec. 13, 1856 ; d. Aug. 27, 1865, ae. 8-8-14. 

b. Fred Clarence, b. Berea, Oct. 23, 1869 ; m. Nov. 5, 1892, Delia 
Cottier. Res. Berea. 

13. Deborah Locke, b. B., Feb. 26, 1831 ; m. Samuel H. Tilton. 
(See.) 

14. David Lyman, b. B., Jan. 27, 1835 ; d. Bristol, Apr. 30, i860, ae. 

25-3-3. unm - 

15. Sarah Marinda, b. B., Jan. 4, 1837 ; m. James W. Griffith. (See.) 

16. Francena, b. B., Nov. 22, 1839; d. Dec. — , 1840. 
#17. Rufus Dearborn, b. B., May 25, 1842. 

(10) Charles S. Brown, b. Jan. 22, 1825, m. Sept. 26, 
1850, Orinda Carpenter, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Buck) 
Tilton, b. Sept. 16, 1823, in Hebron. They came to Bristol 
from Bridgewater about 1852, and he became an employee in 
paper-mill. He served in 12th Regt. N. H. Vols. (See Roll 
of Honor.) She d. Bristol, Mar. 8, 1869, ae. 45-5-22, and he 
m. Sept. 11, 1869, Ruth P., widow of Merrill P. Simonds. 
(See.) He-d. Mar. 8, 1886, ae 61-1-16. She resides Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

18. Ellen Frances, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 17, 1851 ; m. Hiram T. 
Heath. (See.) 

19. Frank Eugene, b. Bristol, Aug. 5, 1853; m. July 4, 1888, Mrs. 
Nellie M. (Gove) Jameson. He was a teamster in Bristol and was 
killed by being thrown from his team, Dec. 13, 1888. A wheel passed 
over his neck breaking it. His age was 35-4-8. His widow removed 
to Concord. No children. 

20. John Henry, b. B., Feb. 19, 1855; m. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 22, 
1892, Ellen Elizabeth Noble. Is a dealer in groceries in Boston. 

(17) Rufus D. Brown, b. May 25, 1842, m. (1) Dec. 2, 
1862, Dydia Ann, dau. Ozias and Eydia (Patten) Walker, b. 
Alexandria, 1841 ; (2) in 188c, Mary Jane Calley, b. New 
Hampton. He was an employee at Dow & Mason's paper-mill; 
went to California in January, 1869, and returned in October, 
1870. Was a spinner at woolen-mill of Holden & Co., and of the 
Dodge-Davis Manf. company, and since Dec, 1897, at Franklin 
Falls. Bass singer, Democrat, Odd Fellow, Fireward 10 years. 

CHILD 

21. George Francis, b. Bristol, Oct. 24, 1865 ; m. June 10, 1899, Mrs. 
Cora M. Kimball, dau. of Reuben K. and Mary Blanchard, b. Franklin, 
June 12, 1869. He is a spinner at Franklin Falls. 



i . John Browne, said by tradition to have been a Scotch- 
man, was b. in England between 1589 and 1595. He was a 
baker in London. Apr. 17, 1635, he embarked on the Elizabeth, 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 67 

landed at Boston, and went to Salem, Mass. In 1638, he became 
one of the first settlers in Hampton, where he was a farmer and 
stock raiser, but engaged in ship building. He was one of the 
largest land owners in the town and the third man in wealth 
on the oldest tax list of the town. He m., in 1640, Sarah 
Walker, who also came from London in ship Elizabeth. She was 
b. 1618, and d. in Hampton, July 6, 1672, ae. 54. On the town 
records of Hampton is recorded : "John Browne, Aged about 
ninetie years, Died upon the 28I1 Day february 1686." Of his 
many children, one was 

2. Jacob, b. 1658, m. Sarah, dau. of William and Mary 
Brook, of Portsmouth; d. Hampton, Feb. 13, 1740, ae. 82. Of 
their children, 

3. Samuel was b. September, 1686. He m. Elizabeth 
Maloon, about 1708, and d. Hampton, Jan. 14, 1772, ae. 85-4-. 
She d. Feb. 9, 1764. A son, or grandson, of Samuel was 

4. Joseph, b. Hampton, moved to what is now Danville, 
and in Oct., 1781, to Andover, and there d. a little later than 
1800. He had seven children, of whom the fourth was 

5. Henry, b. in Danville, 1775. He m. Dovey L,add of 
Gilmanton, moved to Bridgewater in 18 17, and settled on what 
is now known as the Woodman farm, on the River road. There 
he d. 1834, ae. 59. 

CHILDREN 

6. Hannah, b. Andover, 1797 (?) ; d. Bridgewater, 1862, ae. about 65. 
#7. James, b. A., July 3, 1805. 

8. Mary Potter, b. A., Sept. 12, 1816 ; m. Seth Spencer. (See.) 

(7) James Brown, b. July 3, 1805, m. Nov. 18, 1830, 
Judith Blaisdell, dau. of John and Nancy (Pressey) Harron, b. 
Bridgewater, Jan. 12, 1807. He was a farmer in New Hamp- 
ton and Bridgewater. Was deacon of the Second Free Baptist 
church in Bridgewater. They removed to Bristol in 1867, where 
she d. June 12, 1883, ae. 76-5-0. He made his home for 20 
years previous to 1895, in the family of his son, John Henry, at 
Bristol, but spent his last days with his son, Manson S., at Ply- 
mouth, where he d. Jan. 17, 1898, ae. 92-6-14. 

CHILDREN 

9. Mary Elizabeth, b. Bridgewater, Dec. 5, 1831 ; m. Nov. 30, 1852, 
Dudley Marshall. 

10. Joseph Harron. b. New Hampton, Dec. 19, 1833; m - May I, 1862, 
Harriet Newell, dau. Joseph and Harriet Newell (Frye) Huse, b. Dan- 
ville, Vt., Aug. 18, 1837. He d. Concord, Mar. 16, 1900, ae. 66-2-27. 
From 1862, till 1869, he was a preacher of the Free Baptist denomination. 
In 1870, he united with the New Hampshire Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal church and filled various pastorates till 1892. The remaining 
years of his life were mainly devoted to Bible distribution for the New 
Hampshire Bible society. Mrs. Brown res. Lancaster. Child : 

a. Orlana Jane, b. Stafford Bow Lake, Sept. 10, 1863; m. June 
16, 1895, John Merritt Morse, Lancaster. 



68 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

ii. Manson S., b. Bridgewater, Nov. 29, 1835; m. Apr. 19, 1859, Ann 
P. E., dau. Kimball Whitney, b. May 24, 1835. (See.) During the Civil 
war he served as principal musician in the 13th Regt. N. H. Vols, from 
Aug. 15, 1862, till June 21, 1865. Is a farmer in Plymouth. Has served 
several terms as sheriff of Grafton County. Was a member of New 
Hampshire senate in i885~'6. She d. Plymouth, May 28, 1903, ae. 68-0-4. 

12. John Henry, d. in infancy. 

13. Hester Ann, b. B., Jan. 25, 1839; m. Mar. 1, 1865, Melvin A. 
Dame. She d. at Stafford, Mar. 14, 1866, ae. 27-1-19. 

14. Hannah Angeline, b. B., July 31, 1841 ; m. Oct. 5, 1875, John D. 
Harris. Shed, at Ipswich, Mass., Apr. 5, 1893, ae. 51-8-4. 

15. Josephine G., b. B., Feb. 5, 1844 ; m. Dec. 16, 1865, William H. 
Abel, and d. June 20, 1869, ae. 25-4-15. 

16. Lovinia G., b. B., Apr. 13, 1847 ; m. July 20, 1870, William H. 
Abel, and d. Aug. 7, 1870, ae. 23-3-24. 

17. John Henry, b. B., May 20, 1850. He came to Bristol with his 
parents in 1867, and m. June 10, 1872, Marietta S., dau. of Joseph and 
Sally C. (Cram; Lougee, b. Sanbornton, Sept. 22, 1849. He was in trade 
in Abel's block some years ; was in the lumber business and a land sur- 
veyor ; railway mail clerk on the Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad 
i88i-'82 ; postmaster at Bristol i882-'85 ; selectman at Bristol eight years ; 
was deputy sheriff i887-'9i ; represented his town in the legislature of 
1891. He was traveling freight and claim agent for the Boston, Concord 
and Montreal railroad from May, 1891, till its lease to the Boston & 
Maine, and since July 1, 1895, has been claim agent for New Hampshire 
for the Boston & Maine railroad, with office in Concord. He is a promi- 
nent Republican politician, and has served as a member of the Republi- 
can state central committee nearly 25 years. He was commissary general 
on the staff of Gov. Charles E. Busiel ; was a delegate to the Republican 
National Convention in 1896, that nominated William McKinley for 
president, and served as presidential elector in Jan., 1901. He is a Mason 
and has been a justice of the peace since 1871. He removed from Bristol 
to Concord in 1895. No children. 



i. Abraham Brown was b. Franklin, Mar. 17, 1818. He 
m. Mar. n, 1841, L,ucinda, dau. of Jacob Batchelder of Frank- 
lin, b. Oct. 13, 1818. He learned the wheelwright trade in 
Franklin and soon after came to Bristol and worked at his trade ; 
removed to Bridgewater in 1845 ; thence to Plymouth, where he 
d. Apr. 14, 1853, ae. 35-0-27. Mrs. Brown m. Feb. 26, 1857, 
Samuel Currier of Plymouth, where she d. Aug. 21, 1895, ae. 
76-10-8. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Sidney Allison, b. Bristol, Apr. 22, 1843. 
#3. George Augustus, b. B., Apr. 23, 1844. 
4. Dora Ann, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 31, 1847; m - Nov. 29, 1882, Edgar 
Merrill, b. Campton, Mar. 9, 1841. No children. Res. Plymouth, 
tf 5. Clark Jacob, b. B., May 3, 1848. 

(2) Sidney A. Brown, b. Apr. 22, 1843, m. Jan. 27, 1864, 
Martha Ann, dau. of John S. and Irena C. (Badger) Shores, b. 
No. Chelmsford, Mass., Sept. 2, 1845. He is a carriage maker; 
worked several years for L,ovejoy & Kelley in Bristol, and has 
since worked in Amesbury, Mass., and other places ; now res. 7 
Abbott street, Medford, Mass. 




Gen. John H. Brown 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 69 

CHILDREN 

6. Eva May, b. New Hampton, June 6, 1866; d. Plymouth, Sept. 2, 
1867, ae. 1-2-26. 

7. Everett Currier, b. N. H., Jan. 5, 1869. In Boston Art School. 

8. Fred Clark, b. N. H., Apr. 5, 1871 ; d. Plymouth, Feb. 12, 1873, 
ae. 1-10-7. 

(3) George A. Brown, b. Apr. 23, 1844, m. Nov. 18, 
1869, Augusta S., dau. Thomas and Mary (Emerson) Shute, b. 
Bridgewater, Mar. 2, 1847. Have res. Nebraska, now in Hud- 
son, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

I?! mo r ra EsSfa} b " Palm >™> Neb " Au ^ ^ l8 ?5- 

Flora E., m. Herbert F. Carter, Oct. 12, 1898. Child: 
a. Laura Mabel, b. June 21, 1900, in Quincy, Mass. 

11. Melzana Frances, b. Dec. 12, 1880, in Red Cloud, Neb. 

(5) Clark J. Brown, b. May 3, 1848, m. July 1, 1877, 
Emma Azuba, dau. of John G. and Diana (Heath) Jack, b. 
Meadville, Pa., Jan. 18, 1852. Res. 5 Court St., White Plains, 
N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

12. Blanche Effie, b. Randolph, N. Y., June 25, 1878. 

13. Ethel Dorothy, b. R., June 12, 1880. 

14. Fred Clark, b. R., July 6, 1881. 

15. Reba Alice, b. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 25, 1886. 

16. Florence May, b. A., Oct. 10, 1887. 

17. Carl Batchelder, b. Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1890. 



i. Lieut. Daniel Brown, son of Jonathan, was b. in Candia, 
May 10, 1 77 1. He m. Elizabeth French, b. Kingston, Dec. 11, 
1774. They settled in Bridgewater after two of their children 
were b. and here they passed the remainder of their lives. She 
d. Feb. 11, 1831, from taking a dose of tartar emetic, put up by 
a druggist for cream of tartar, ae. 56-2-0. He d. Mar. 14, 
i860, ae. 88-10-4. 

CHILDREN 

2. Betsey, b. Candia, Feb. 14, 1791, m. Paul Perkins, Mar. 16, 1813. 
Children : 

a. Daniel. b. Mehitable. c. David. d. Betsey. 

3. Jonathan, b. C, Oct. 23, 1793 ; m. Pope, and lived in Bridge- 
water, Mass. Children : 

a. Henry. b. Mary. 

4. Nancy, b. Bridgewater, May 6, 1798 ; m. Daniel Cummings ; d. in 
Ashland, in Feb., 1895, ae. 96-9-. 

5. Joshua French, b. B., July 16, 1800. 

6. Daniel, b. B., July 11, 1802 ; d. Jan. 10, 1803. 

7. Daniel, b. B., Feb. 14, 1805 ; d. in the South of yellow fever. 
■#8. Richard, b. B., Sept. 4, 1807. 

9. Simeon Batchelder, b. B., Mar. 1, 1812. 
10. Parker Merrill, b. B., July 6, 1816. 

5« 



JO HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(8) Richard Brown, b. Sept. 4, 1807, m. Nov. 2, 1833, 
Mary Cynthia, dau. of Charles and Margaret Mitchell, b. Bridge- 
water, July 28, 1809. She d. in Bridgewater, Aug. 15, 1881, 
ae. 72-0-17. He was a farmer in Bridgewater, but late in life 
removed to Bristol, res. on Lake street. He d. in family of his 
son, George, at New Hampton, Sept. 27, 1896, ae. 89-0-23. 

CHILDREN 

11. George, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 1, 1835 ; m. Apr. 2, 1857, Susan Jane 
Mitchell. They res. New Hampton. Child : 
a. OraJohn,b. Oct. 15, 1865. 
#12. Daniel Mitchell, b. B., Apr. 12, 1842. 
•#13. Curtis, b. B., Jan. 12, 1847. 

14. John Smith, b. B., Aug. n, 1848 ; d. Feb. 1, 1866, ae. 17-5-20. 
#15. Herman Richard, b. B., Jan. 25, 1850. 

(12) Daniel M. Brown, b. Apr. 12, 1842, m. Nov. 10, 
1869, Frances Emma, dau. John G. and Eliza A. (Dow) Mars- 
ton, b. Bristol, Jan. 30, 1847. They res. Bristol, 1872 to 1876, 
since in Plymouth. Laborer. 

CHILDREN 

16. Alberta, b. Bristol, Dec. 23, 1872. 

17. Margaret, b. Plymouth, July 1, 1876. 

(13) Curtis Brown, b. Jan. 12, 1847, m. Nov. 29, 1866, 
Lucy A., dau. of Isaac C. Tilton. (See.) He came to Bristol 
in May, 1866, was clerk in store of Geo. M. Cavis, and later in 
store of Lucius W. Hammond. He d. of typhoid fever, Nov. 9, 

1871, ae. 24-9-27. His widow res. Webster. 

CHILDREN 

18. Lora Edith, b. Bristol, May 29, 1868. Was graduated from New 
Hampton Literary Institution, 1888. Taught school. Bookkeeper in Con- 
cord ; m. Apr. 30, 1901, Fred Corser and res. Webster. 

19. Arthur Curtis, b. B., Apr. 13, 1870; m. Apr. 12, 1893, Eva Jane, 
dau. Stillman Clark. (See. ) Salesman dry goods store, Franklin Falls. 

a. Stuart Arthur, b. Pittsfield, Aug. 8, 1895. 

b. Floyd Merlin, b. Laconia, July 4, 1901. 

(15) Herman R. Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1850, m. Jan. 23, 

1872, Mary Addie, dau. of John McCutcheon and Mary Ann 
(Gilman) Fogg, b. Bridgewater, Feb. 9, 1853. He d. Bridge- 
water, Jan. 3, 1889, ae. 38-1 1-8, and his family came to Bristol 
with his father in April, 1889. Mrs. Brown res. Franklin. 

CHILDREN 

20. Annie Cynthia, b. Bridgewater, Dec. 29, 1875. Res. Franklin; 
unm. 

21. Claude Herman, b. B., Sept. 10, 1878. Res. Newton Center, 
Mass. 



i. George Gale Brown, son of Benjamin Butler and Phebe 
(Gale) Brown, was b. Northfield, Oct. 20, 1837. He located 
in Bristol in 1862. Was a merchant tailor, blacksmith, hotel 



GENEALOGIES — BROWN 7 1 

keeper, had a meat market two or three years ; and was in the 
grain business six or eight years. He was a lover and owner 
of good horses. He removed to Tilton in the fall of 1888, where 
he now resides. In grain business at Tilton, Ashland, and Con- 
toocook. He m. Nov., 1863, Ada Byron, dau. of Philip and 
Lydia Reed, b. Claremont, June 17, 1836; d. Bristol, Nov. 3, 
1865, ae. 29-4-16. He m. July 16, 1867, Ellen Elizabeth, dau. 
Josiah D. Prescott. (See.) She d. Bristol, Nov. 7, 1874, ae. 
30-9-8. He m., May 30, 1901, Mrs. Etta Frances Shaw, dau. 
of John W. and Ann (Dearborn) Johnson, of East Tilton. 

CHILDREN 

2. George Henry, b. Bristol, Sept. 15, 1865; d. May 21, 1866. 

3. Ada May, b. B., Sept. 27, 1869; m. George B. Cavis. (See.) 

4. Nellie Prescott, b. B., Oct. 31, 1874; in. Mar. 21, 1901, George 
Henry Davis, Tilton. Child : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Tilton, Dec. 20, 1902. 



r. Charles Gale Brown, a brother of above, was b. North- 
field, Dec. 1 1, 1835. He went to sea at the age of 14 years, and 
spent most of his life on the water, visiting many of the princi- 
pal ports of the world. Served in the United States navy 20 
years. Came to Bristol in 1880, and made his home with his 
brother, George G., where he d. Apr. 2, 1885, ae. 49-3-21 ; 
unm. 



1. Stewart I. Brown is the son of John S. and Sophia C. 
Brown, and was b. Penacook, Nov. 6, 1848. He is a lineal 
descendant of Peter Brown, who landed from the Mayflower at 
Plymouth, in 1620. Nov. 21, 1893, he m. Mary Ella, dau. of 
John F. and Eliza J. Danforth, b. Penacook, Apr. ir, 1869. He 
was in trade in Penacook, from 1886 till 1897, when he came to 
Bristol and became a member of the firm of Weymouth, Brown 
& Co., who still keep a country store in the stand formerly 
occupied by Cyrus Taylor. 

CHILD 

2. Donald, b. May 26, 1897. 



1. William I. Brown is the son of Iddo S. and Roxana 
(Pingree) Brown. He was b. Wilmot, Feb. 24, 1846, and m. 
Dec. 20, 1874, Sarah F., dau. of Daniel and Armida J. (Pres- 
cott) Sanborn, b. Danbury, July 9, 1854. He came to Bristol 
from West Lebanon, in June, 1898, and is express messenger 
between Bristol and Concord. Iddo S. Brown was a soldier of 
the War of 18 12. 

child 

2. Grace F., b. Concord, June 15, 1878 ; m. Dec. 19, 1900, Joseph H. 
Folsom. 



72 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Clarissa Brown, dau. of Amos and Nancy Brown, b. 
Concord, July 18, 1800, was an operative in mill at Lowell for 
22 years. She made her home with her sister, Mrs. Jacob N. 
Darling from 1855. Insane. She d. Bristol, June 20, 1881, ae. 
80-11-2. 

2. Salome E. Brown, a sister of the above, was b. Wheel- 
ock, Vt., Mar. 4, 1806 ; made her home for some years with her 
sister, Mrs. Darling ; d. Centennial Home, Concord, Dec. 2, 
1890, ae. 84-8-28, 

THE BRYANT FAMILY 

1. Col. John Stephens Bryant, son of John and Eleanor 
(Bickford) Bryant, was b. L,aconia, Apr. 11, 1800. He m., 
Sept. 22, 1822, Hannah P. Edwards, dau. of John (See), b. May 
20, 1801. His father served in the War of 1812 ; was wounded, 
and afterward a prisoner. John S. commenced life as a busi- 
ness man in Hill, in 1820, and in summer of 1826, removed to 
Bristol and built "a large colonial house" on the site of the 
Bristol Savings bank. Here he kept hotel for a time and had a 
cabinet shop in the second story of the ell. The buildings were 
destroyed by fire Oct. 15, 1829. Though crippled financially, 
in less than three years he was living in another fine residence 
on the same site. In 1837, he built the brick house on Pleasant 
street recently owned by Ezekiel Follansbee, and occupied it 
two years, when he sold to Gustavus Bartlett, and removed to 
Haverhill, in 1839. Col. Bryant was a public spirited man. 
He was colonel of the 34th Regt. militia, and deputy sheriff 
several years. After removing to Haverhill, he was admitted 
to the bar and practiced law from 1845 till 1873. He lived to 
celebrate his golden wedding. He d. at Haverhill, Sept. 6, 
1873, ae. 73-4-25 ; she d. same place, June 7, 1893, ae. 92-0-17. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ann, b. Hill, July 3, 1823; m. Gardner Elliott, Sept. 23, 1845. 
He was b. Jan. 20, 1814, at Thornton, and d. Rrooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 14, 
1876. At marriage removed from Bristol to Eutah, Ala., and here their 
children were born. Later resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. After death of 
her husband she resided with her children at Perth Amboy, N. J. Chil- 
dren : 

a. George Frank, a captain in the United States Marine Corps. 
His duties have taken him from Spitzbergen on the north to the 
extreme south, and around the world more than once. He was cap- 
tain of marines at Japan during the Chinese-Japanese war. He m. 
Anna Mansfield, dau. of Commodore Oscar C. Badger, U. S. Navy. 
One dau., Daisy Sinclair. 

b. Helen Gardner, m. Augustus E. Marston, Brooklyn, N. Y., a 
professor of chemistry. One child, Maria Louise. He d. in early 
life and she m. (2) Dr. Augustus H. Buckmaster, of New York, in 
1888. Children: (1) Elliott. (2) Helen. 



GENEALOGIES — BRYAR 73 

c. Anna Bessie, ru. Eugene J. Higgins, Walpole, Va. Two chil- 
dren : ( i) Eugene Elliott. (2) John de B. He d. and she m. (2) 
Charles C. Hommann, a lawyer of Perth Amboy, N. J. Child : 
Charles Chauncey. 

d. Louise Burleigh, d. Haverhill, 1870, aged nearly 6 years. 

3. George Franklin, b. Bristol ; d. at 17, while a student at Dart- 
mouth college. He was a young man of great promise. 

4. Hannah Louise, b. B., Mar. 7, 1833; in. in September, 1854, Hon. 
George W. Burleigh of Somers worth, a prominent lawyer, and agent of 
Great Falls Manufacturing Co. for 15 years. He d. Apr. 26, 1878 ; she d. 
Mar. 26, 1894, at New Rochelle, N. Y., ae. 61-0-19. Children : 

a. Helen Louise, m. Lieut. G. A. Merriam, U. S. Navy. 

b. Sarah Noble, in. William B. Greeley, a lawyer. Res. New 
Rochelle, N. Y. 

c. George William, a lawyer, m. 1894, Iris Yturbide Stockton. 
Res. New York city. 

THE BRYAR FAMILY 

1. Charles Albert Bryar, the son of Jonathan K., and 
Maria Ann (Annis) Bryar, was b. No. Groton, Feb. 12, 1862. 
He m., Dec. 18, 1882, Denelda May, dau. Daniel S. and Mary 
Ann (Pierce) Putney, b. Hebron, Dec. 5, 1861. He has been a 
farmer, carpenter, wood turner, blacksmith, machinist, and is 
now a millwright in the employ of the Dodge-Davis Manf. Co. 
He came to Bristol in May, 1900, and res. Crescent street. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ernest Kilburn, b. Hebron, July 9, 1883. 

3. Merton Kitteridge, b. No. Groton, July 26, 1884. 

4. Arlena May, b. Hebron, Sept. 22, 1886. 

5. John Silver, b. H., June 21, 1891. 

6. Harold Keith, b. H., Aug. 27, 1893. 

7. Hazel Maria, b. H., July 7, 1896. 

THE BRYSON FAMILY 

1. John Bryson, son of James, was b. Londonderry, Ire- 
land, in 1834. He m. Mary Ann Kelley, b. 1835, in Dublin, 
Ireland. Machinist. He served as a private in a Maine regi- 
ment in the Civil war. He came to Bristol about 1872, and 
worked at his trade, and here d. Oct. 22, 1890, ae. 56 years. 
She d. Bristol, May 9, 1898, ae. 63. 

CHILDREN 

2. Thomas Dorathy, b. Portland, Me., June 13, 1857. Came to Bris- 
tol with his parents and has been an operative in the Train-Smith Co.'s 
paper-mill. Unm. 

3. John James, b. Portland, Me., Apr. 11, 1866; came to Bristol in 
1872, and m., Sept. 21, 1884, Myrtie, dau. George C. and Hattie (Heaths 
Flanders, b. Danbury, Sept. 21, 1870. She is a dressmaker. He has 
operated hair dressing rooms in Bristol for 20 years. 

#4. William Matthews, b. Portland, Me., May 16, 1869. 



74 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(4) William M. Bryson, b. May 16, 1869, m. May 12, 1S92, 
Mary Ella, dau. of Joseph A. Decato (See.), b. Apr. 13, 1875. 
Has been for several years operative in paper-mill. Catholic. 

CHILDREN 

5. Villa Ella, b. Bristol, June 23, 1893. 

6. Earl Edward, b. B., Oct. 27, 1897; d. Dec. 24, 1897. 

7. Esther Agnes, b. B., Apr. 6, 1901. 

THE BUCKEIN FAMIEY 

1. Moses Bucklin was b. in Enfield, Jan. 13, 1795. He 
m. Delight, dau. of Otis Kilton, b. Grafton Center, in 1803. 
He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and ability. 
Before the days of railroads, he was a dealer in grain, which he 
purchased in Enfield, and drew to Boston or Providence with 
his own two-horse team, and there disposed of it. He was wide- 
ly known as an inventor. He invented an improved pump, 
which supplanted the old wooden pump. The Ford harrow, 
which was extensively used throughout the United States, was 
his invention, and from it he derived at one time a large income. 
He made several trips to Washington concerning his inventions, 
and on one trip he rode on the first passenger train between 
Baltimore and Washington. His wife d, in 1865, ae. 62 years, 
and he subsequently made his home with his son, Otis K., in 
Bristol, till the death of the latter, when he went to reside with 
his son, Frank K., at East Tilton, where he d. Sept. 28, 1889, 
ae. 94-8-15. He was the father of ten children. 

2. Otis Kilton Bucklin, son of Moses, was b. Woburn, 
Mass., July 9, 1829. When a boy his father removed to Graf- 
ton, and there he resided till 1852, when he went to California. 
After four years he returned to Grafton, and m., Oct. 16, 1856, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Henry and Dorothy Gray, b. Sheffield, Vt., 
Apr. 7, 1838. He was engaged in the hotel business at Graf- 
ton till December, 1867, when he purchased the Bristol House 
and removed to Bristol. The next season he built the present 
hotel and was its proprietor and landlord, with the exception 
of a brief interval, till Oct., 1886. (See Taverns.) He was for 
some years the owner of the carriage factory on Central street, 
and there engaged in the manufacture of carriages. (See Manu- 
facturing Industries.) He d. May 11, 1887, ae. 57-10-2. Mrs. 
Bucklin makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank H. 
Eovejoy, on Beech street. 

children 

3. Addie Jane, b. Grafton, Dec. 11, 1857 ; in. Edgar O. Fowler, M. 
D. (See.) 

4. Etta Belle, b. G., Apr. 1, 1859; m. Dr. Charles H. White. (See.) 

5. Hattie Louise, b. G., Oct. 2, i860; in. Frank H. Lovejoy. (See.) 

6. Son, b. Bristol, July 24, 1868 ; d. B., Aug. 4, 1868. 







Otis K. Bucklin 



GENEALOGIKS — BUNKER 75 

THE BUNKER FAMILY 

i. Karl F. Bunker, son of Charles, was b. Rumney, July 
8, 1874. He m.. Mar. 2, 1895, Edna Isabel, dau. of George 
Scott Tilton. (See.) He was a teamster in Bristol for a few 
years, and removed to Rumney. 

child 
2. Charles F., b. Bristol, Oct. 9, 1895. 

THE BURLEIGH FAMILY 

1. James Warren Burleigh is the son of James and Nancy 
(Leavitt) Burleigh. He was b. Stratham, Dec. 10, 1838. 
Aug. 19, 186 1, he enlisted in Co. D, 3rd Regt. N. H. Vols., 
from Brentwood, and served till Aug. 23, 1864. In the assault 
on Fort Wagner, S. C, July, 1863, he was wounded. A piece 
of spent shell struck his knee. Hem. Nov. 13, 1865, Jane B., 
dau. of David Ham, b. Strafford, Dec. 14, 1836. He came to 
Bristol 1868, and carried on the John F. Merrow stock farm 
for fourteen years, when he bought the Gilman farm adjoining 
where he still lives. 

child 

2. Sadie Viola, b. Bristol, June 29, 1869. Graduated from New 
Hampton Literary Institution. She m. Charles F. Huckins. (See.) 

THE BURPEE FAMILY 

Andrew Fales Burpee, son of Samuel and Sally (Fales) 
Burpee, was b. New London, Oct. 23, 1836. He. m. Aug. 19, 
1857, Ellen Maria, dau. Hosea Ballou. (See.) He served in 
Co. C, 1 2th Regt. N. H. Vols, in Civil war on quota of Alexan- 
dria. Enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, and was discharged for disability 
at Concord, Apr. 25, 1863. In July, 1863, he settled in Bristol, 
Summer street. Blacksmith. He d. Bristol, Oct. 4, 1877, ae. 
40-1 1-1 1, from a gunshot wound in the back received by the 
accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of his son while 
hunting. His widow d. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1899, ae. 61-8-17. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Ira Ballou, b. Lakeland, Minn., May 11, 1858. 

#3. Don Alphonso, b. Bristol, Dec. 29, 1864. 

4. Minnie Ula, b. B., June 21, 1869; d. Sept. 7, 1869. 

5. Nellie Maria, b. Alexandria, Aug. 3, 1872 ; m. Warren F. Keyser. 
(See.) 

(2) Ira B. Burpee, b. May 11, 1858, m. Jan. 10, 1880, 
Hattie Belle, dau. Israel Tukey. (See.) He has been, since 
1886, foreman of the Train-Smith company's pulp-mill, and 



76 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

has served four years as fireward of the Fire Precinct. Repub- 
lican. 

children 

6. Annie Lora, b. Bristol, Apr. 4, 1881 ; d. Sept. 2, 1881. 

7. Frank Ira, b. B., Apr. 5, 18S2. Is an employee at pulp-mill. 

(3) Don A. Burpee, b. Dec. 29, 1864, m. July 9, 1887. 
Ida Frances, dau. Elbridge Braley, who d. Bristol, Sept. 10, 
1896, ae. 26-4-8. He m. Mar. 15, 1899, Aldonna Louise, dau. 
Fremont A. Grey, b. New Hampton, 1879. He is an employee 
at Calley & Currier's crutch factory. Odd Fellow. Mason. 
K. of P. Republican. 

children 

8. Lena Maud, b. Bristol, Nov. 30, 1887. 

9. Lottie Lola, b. B., June 12, 1889. 

10. Darius George, b. B., Jan. 5, 1891. 

11. Harry Don, b. B., Mar. 12, 1893. 

12. Lewis Lampson, b. B., Sept. 22, 1899. 

13. Claude Basil, b. B., Nov. 28, 1901. 

THE BUTTRICK FAMILY 

The founder of the Buttrick family in America was William 
Buttrick, b. in England about 16 17. He settled in Concord, 
Mass., in 1635, on a farm embracing the spot where the Minnte- 
men stood when they received the first shot fired in the Revolu- 
tionary war. Maj. John Buttrick, who led the company of 
Minutemen on that memorable occasion was a great-grandson of 
William. The farm still remains in the possession of the But- 
trick family. The line of descent is as follows : 

1. William Buttrick, named above, b. in England about 
161 7. He had eight children of whom the fourth was 

2. Samuel. Of his six children, one was 

3. Jonathan. He was the father of fourteen children. 
One of them was Maj. John Buttrick mentioned above, and 
another, the fifth, was 

4. Nathan. He was the father of six children, of whom 
the fourth was 

5. Eli, b. Concord. He m. Sarah Parker. They settled 
in Concord, Mass., but in the early years of the 19th century, 
removed to South Alexandria and settled on what is still known 
as the Buttrick farm. He removed to Bristol as early as 1824, 
and was toll gatherer for the Central Bridge corporation occu- 
pying the toll house from 1824 till 1828, or later. 

children 

6. William Parker, b. Jan. 25, 1792; d. Feb. 4, 1815, ae. 23-0-9. 

7. Sarah, b. Oct. 17, 1793 ; d. May 20, 1866, ae. 72-7-3. 
#8. Nathan, b. Oct. 14, 1795. 



GENEALOGIES — BUTTRICK 7 7 

9. Elijah, b. Apr. 5, 1797. He was a tax -payer in Bristol, i825~'27; 
d. July 1, 1827, ae. 30-2-26. 

10. Lydia, b. Dec. 8, 1798 ; d. Apr. 25, 1869, ae. 70-4-17. 

11. Jobn Bateman, b. Oct. 29, 1800; d. Jan. 25, 1861, ae. 60-2-26. 

12. Ann R. B. Aug. 25, 1802 ; d. Sept. 19, 1876, ae. 74-0-24. 

13. Eli, b. Oct. 9, 1804; d. Oct. 24, 1823, ae. 19-0-15. 

14. Susau W., b. Feb. 10, 1807 ; d. Mar. 28, 1874, ae. 67-1-18. 

15. Emily, b. May 14, 1809; d. Jutie 12, 1863, ae. 54-0-28. 

16. Hirain, b. Dec. 17, 1811 ; d. Dec. 1, 1886, ae. 74-11-14. 

17. Horace, b. June 3, 1814; d. May 6, 1869, ae. 54-11-3. 

18. William P., b. Dec. 1, 1817; d. Feb. 3, 1851, ae. 33-2-2. 

(8) Nathan Buttrick, b. Oct. 14, 1795, m. Mary Clifford, 
dau. of Ebenezer, of Alexandria, b. Mar. 29, 1793. He suc- 
ceeded his father on the home farm, and here his children were 
b. He d. Oct. 8, 1881, ae. 85-11-24; she d. Dec. 10, 1875, ae. 
82-8-1 1. 

CHILDREN 

#19. Nathan Bateman, b. Alexandria, Jan. 1, 1822. 

20. John Adams, b. A., Feb. 13, 1828. 

21. Charles Wesley, b. A., Oct. 16, 1830. 
■#22. George Francis, b. A., Nov. 7, 1835. 

(19) Dea. Nathan B. Buttrick, b. Jan. 1, 1822, m. Nov. 
25, 1847, Elizabeth Pingree, dau. Samuel and Lydia (Pills- 
bury) Taylor, b. Sept. 27, 1825, in Danbury. He is a car- 
penter and farmer. They removed to Bristol in March, 1855, 
and res. on Lake street. He is deacon of the Congregational 
church. Democrat. 

children 

23. Adelaide Augustine, b. Danbury, Aug. 23, 1849 ; m. Sept. 30, 
1884, Angus Dunkason, son of Henry, b. Pictore, Nova Scotia, Dec. 15, 
1848 They res. Fitchburg, Mass. Children: 

a. Raymond Bateman, b. Fitchburg, Mass , Jan. 30, 1888. 

b. Alice Elisabeth, b. F., Oct. 27, 1890. 

24. Frank Willis, b. Grafton, July 29, 1854; d. B., Oct. 13, 1857, ae - 
3-2-14- 

(22) George F. Buttrick, b. Nov. 7, 1835, m. Oct. 18, 
i860, Laura Ann, dau. of Benjamin and Mehitable (Huckins) 
Cass, b. Bristol, Oct. 25, 1836. He was a teamster in Boston 
five years; in trade in Rollins' s block in Bristol three years 
from spring of 1864 ; was a glove-cutter for 18 years for Kent & 
Berry and Milton A. Kent ; was a salesman in Tilton three 
years and then returned to Bristol. Since the organization of 
the Electric Light company, in 1889, has been its electrician. 
He was an official member of the Methodist church, and super- 
intendent of the Sunday-school, and has been for many years 
a leader of the choir. Democrat. Odd Fellow. 

children 

#25. Frank Clifton, b. Boston, Mass., July 2, 1861. 

26. Infant, b. Nov. 7, 1867 ; d. Nov. 8, 1867. 

27. Edgar Roscoe, b. Feb. 12, 1869; d. July 20, 1870. ae. 1-5-8. 



78 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(25) Frank C. Buttrick, b. July 2, 1861, ra. Apr. 10, 1833, 
Laurette H., dau. of Arial H. George. (See.) He graduated 
from Boston Dental college ; practiced dentistry a few months in 
Iowa and several years in Bristol, where he d. Feb. 9, 1892, ae. 
30-7-7. She res. Bristol. He was an Odd Fellow. Democrat. 

child 
28. Charles Francis, b. Bristol, Dec. 28, 1884. 

THE BUXTON FAMILY 

1. Anson Buxton, son of Simeon Bentley and Caroline E. 
(Bullard) Buxton, was b. Worcester, Mass., Mar. 18, 1848. 
Hem. Apr. 25, 1870, Adellah, dau. Josiah and Rosalinda (Cham- 
berlin) Clough, b. Strafford, Vt., Mar. 13, 1851. He served in 
Co. F, 2nd Regt. Vt. Infty, enlisting Aug. 1, 1862, when but 
little over 14 years of age; was discharged Feb. 21, 1863, 
Apr. 1, 1863, he enlisted in Co. E, 17th Regt. Vt. Infty. and 
was discharged July 25, 1865. He came to Bristol in Dec. 1879, 
res. on Merrimack street, where he has been a blacksmith. 

CHILDREN 

2. Edith, b. Thetford, Vt., Mar. 25, 1871 ; d. Feb. 21, 1876, ae. 
4-10-26. 

3. Ulysses Grant, b. Tunbridge, Vt., Feb. 1, 1873. He m. Marguerite 
McKellop, b. Springfield, Mass., 1876. Children: 

a. Mae. b. Lester. 

4. Fred Harris, b. Franklin, May 1, 1875; m. Nov. — , 1897, Bell 
Call, b. Richmond, Vt. They res. Newport. 

5. Willie Bradbury, b. Franklin, May 9, 1879. 

6. Clarence Edward, b. Bristol, Sept. 25, 1889. 

7. Bernice Isadore, b. B., Feb. 14, 1894. 

THE CALL FAMILY 

1. Jonas Call was b. in Boscawen, Jan. 8, 1808. He was 
the son of Silas Call, a captain in the war of 18 12 from Bos- 
cawen, and grandson of Mrs. Philip Call, who was killed and 
scalped by the Indians at what is now known as the Webster 
place, Franklin, in August, 1754. In 1844, Jonas m. Harriet 
Newels, dau. of William and Hannah (Jackson) Bond, b. 
Jefferson, Me., Sept. 4, 18 14. He was a farmer and mechanic. 
He came to Bristol from Andover, in October, 1865, and res. 
on Merrimack street, where he d. Jan. 7, 1881, ae. 72-11-29; 
she d. same place Jan. 8, 1882, ae. 67-4-4. 

children 

2. Eva, b. Jefferson, Me., Mar. 26, 1846 ; m. May 1, 1869, Charles H. 
Clay, Farmington, and d. in Omaha, Neb., Oct. 1, 1901, ae. 55-6-5. He 
d. Cambridge, Neb., Mar. 4, 1892. Four daughters. 






GENEALOGIES — CALLEY 79 

3. Justin Bond, b. J., May 16, 1847. Hem. Emma Brown, Colum- 
bus, Ohio, and res. Denver, Col. 

#4. Silas William, b. J., Apr. 3, 1849. 
5. Amanda Richardson, b. J., June 9, 1850; m. George H. Knights. 
(See.) 

#6. Harry Manly, b. J., Oct. 19, 185 1. 

(4) Silas W. Call, b. Apr. 3, 1849, was a dealer in stoves 
and tinware in Bristol for some years. He m. May 3, 1874, 
Ella Isabelle, dau. Stephen F. and Sophronia A. Shirley, b. 
Milford, Nov. 9, 1851. He left Bristol in October, 1883, res. 
Dover till spring of 1884, when he went to Malvern, Kansas. 
In fall of 1885, returned to New Hampshire, and has since res. 
in Manchester. 

CHILDREN 

7. Grace Ella, b. Bristol, Nov. 15, 1875. 

8. William Bond, b. B., June 30, 1877. In 1894, entered office of 
Youth's Companion, Boston. Since 1901, foreman folding department of 
the " Brown Book of Boston." 

9. Anabelle, b. B., May II, 1880. 

10. Justin Mauley, b. B., Dec. 4, 1881 ; is an employee in Youth's 
Companion office, Boston. 

11. Shirley Silas, b. B., Sept. 12, 1883. Is with his brother, William 
B. Call. 

12. Ada Augusta, b. Manchester, Mar. 27, 1890; d. Oct. 3, 1890. 

13. Ralph Harvey, b. M., May 22, 1891. 

14. Ernest Jonas, b. M., May 1, 1894. 

(6) Harry M. Call, b. Oct. 19, 1851, m. June 25, 1884, 
Laura Ellen, dau. Charles H. and Ellen M. Degg, b. Lowell, 
Mass., Dec. 12, 1861. He is a job printer, doing business at 8 
Pratt street, Allston, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

15. Laura Ellen, b. Cambridge, Mass., July 29, 1887. 
t K^BWhe}^ Po ^> Me " Feb - 5. i«9- 

THE CALLEY FAMILIES 

1. William Calley and William Calley, Jr., were both 
residents of Stratham at the commencement of the Revolutionary 
war, and both signed the "Association Test " in that town. 

2. William Calley, Jr., served in the Revolutionary army. 
He was at Winter Hill, as a private in Capt. Coffin's company 
in December, 1775, and he served in the Saratoga campaign 
from Sept. 8, to Dec. 15, 1777, as a private in Capt. Rollins's 

company, Col. Drake's regiment. He m. Stevens and 

removed to Sanbornton, and there d. Feb. 16, 1809 ; she d. at a 
later date, at the home of her son, David, in Ashland, ae. over 
90. They had at least five children : Benjamin, Comfort, Patty, 
Andrew, and 



80 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

3. Capt. David, b. Nov. 15, 1774. He m. June 25, 1797, 
Sally Folsome, and they settled in New Hampton near the Dana 
meeting-house, and in 18 14, moved to that part of Holderness 
now Ashland. She d. and he m. (2) Martha Marston, dau. of 
Jeremiah Marston, b. Feb. 29, 1785. He d. in April, 1847, ae. 
72-4-. He had two children by his first wife and twelve by 
his second. One of the latter was 

4. Rev. David Calley, b. in Ashland, Nov. 8, 1815. He 
m. Sept. 4, 1845, Dorcas Doubleday, dau. John and L,ydia 
(Shepard) Shepard, b. Holderness, Mar. 8, 18 14, and d. Tun- 
bridge, Vt., Aug. 29, 1846, ae. 32-5-21. He m. Mar. 23, 1848, 
Mary Mooney, dau. Obediah and Eliza (Moody) Smith, b. New 
Hampton, July 12, 1821. She was a woman of superior gifts 
and endowments, and a veritable helpmeet to her husband in all 
his positions in life. She d. Bristol, Oct. 26, 1896, ae. 75-3-14. 
The father of Mrs. Calley, Obediah Smith, was a prominent 
man and an extensive trader in Ashland. He was the son of 
Stephen Smith who served in the Revolutionary war as a private 
in Capt. Benjamin Whittier's company in Col. Nichols's regi- 
ment. His enlistment was from July 6 to Oct. 24, 1780, and 
his field of service was at West Point, N. Y. Obediah was b. 
May 21, 1787. He m. (1) Nov. 14, 1814, Mary Mooney, who 
was b. Apr. 19, 1792, and d. Dec. 28, 1815. He m. (2) Aug. 
30, 1820, Eliza Moody, the mother of Mrs. Calley. She was b. 
Apr. 21, 1797, and d. in Manchester, Sept. 21, 1888, ae. 91-5-0. 
Obediah d. June 2, 1853, ae. 66-0-1 1. Mr. Calley became a 
Free Baptist clergyman in 1837, and, with the exception of 
three years, when he was laid aside with a throat difficulty, he 
was continuously in the active work of the pastorate till 1892. 
His labors included two terms at No. Tunbridge, Vt., three 
terms at Bristol ; Alexandria, No. Sandwich, Center Sandwich, 
South Tamworth, and Meredith Center. In 1892, he retired 
to his home in Bristol, and is enjoying a sunny old age. Even 
now, at 88 years of age, he occasionally preaches and officiates 
at funerals. (See Freewill Baptist church.) He is a Mason ; 
in politics a Republican. He had a seat in the legislature from 
Holderness in 1853 ; from Bristol in 1872 and 1873 ; and from 
Sandwich in 1885. 

children 

5. Son, b. Tunbridge, Vt., Aug. 27, 1846 ; d. Sept. 7, 1846. 

6. Dorcas Doubleday, b. Bristol, Jan. 28, 1849; m. June 26, 1870, 
Charles Henry Gordon. He was a farmer in Alexandria, where he d. 
May 17, 1897, as the result of a fall from the scaffold in his barn, ae. 
58-1 1-17. Children : 

a. Arthur Moody, b. Alexandria, May 29, 1871 ; d. Jan. 10, 
1873, ae. 1-7-11. 

b. Karl Albert, b. A., June 16, 1878. 

c. Helen Mary, b. A., July 27, 1883. 

-%•?. David Moody, b. Ashland, Mar. 12, 1850. 



GENEALOGIES — CALLEY 8l 

8. Eliza Marston, b. A., July 12, 1851 ; d. Bristol, June 8, 1876, ae. 
24-10-26. 

9. Ella Belle, b. A., Apr. 4, 1853. She was a teacher in the Bristol 
graded schools nine years from 1878 ; in Merrimack Grammar school, 
Concord, ten years, and has been principal of the High school in Bristol 
since 1899. 

10. George Hoyt, b. Bristol, Dec. ir, 1854; m. Aug. 4, 1892, Mrs. 
Addie J. Fowler, widow of Edgar O. Fowler, M.D., and dau. Otis K. 
Buckliu. (See.) He has been a practicing physician in Bristol since 
1880. (See Physicians.) 

11. Mary Frances, b. B., June 12, 1857; d. Aug. 7, 1873, ae. 16-1-25. 

12. Charles Henry, b. B., May 15, 1859; m. Nov. 29, 1887, Ella E-, 
dau. Lucius W. Hammond. (See.) He was four j^ears town clerk, and 
Avas in trade in the Abel block from 1882 till 1887, when he went to Den- 
ver, Colo., where he has since been a grocer. No children. 

13. Martha Bartlett, b. Tunbridge, Vt., Dec. 21, 1861 ; m. Anson B. 
Pray. (See.) 

(7) David M. Calley, b. Mar. 12, 1850, m. in January, 
1874, Ida Abby, dau. Russell and Abby (Jenness) Moore, b. 
Alexandria, Mar. 2, 1S56. He has been in trade in the Abel 
block since 1887. Is a Mason and Odd Fellow; in politics a 
Republican; has served as town clerk since 1891, and repre- 
sented Bristol in the legislature of 1903. 

CHILDREN 

14. Elfleda Maud, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Jan. 22, 1875; m. Nov. 28, 
1894, Ernest E. Pike. He is a concreter in Burlington, Vt. Children : 

a. Mildred Euuice, b. Bristol, Dec. 26, 1895. 
% b. Helen Elizabeth, b. Burlington, Vt., May 23, 1900. 

15. Grace Lillian, b. St. J., Au^. 18, 1877 ; d. Sept. 11, i835, ae. 9-0-23. 

16. George Frank, b. St. J., May 8, 1880. 

17. Mary Abby, b. Wells River, Vt., Feb. 14, 1883. 

18. Ralph M., b. Bristol, Jan. 4, 1885 ; d. Sept. 15, 1886, ae. 0-8-1 1. 

19. Russell David, b. B., July 1, 1890. 

20. Edgar M., b. B., June 29, 1892. 

21. Margaret Pearl, b. B., Dec. 29, 1893. 



i. Thomas Calley was the earliest known ancestor of 
Francis W. Calley. Thomas and his wife, Mary, were residents 
of Epping and emigrated to Sanbornton in the early years of 
the town. Of three known sons, one was 

2. Jonathan, b. May 19, 1756. He m. Elizabeth Cole, Aug. 
r5, 1781, probably in Epping, and moved about that time to 
Sanbornton. He was the first settler near Cawley pond, named 
for him. Of his six children, one was 

3. Rev. Benjamin, b. Jan. 5, 1785. He m. Polly, dau. of 
John Shaw. He organized the Christian Baptist churches in 
Sanbornton, Franklin, Hill Center, Danbury, Andover, and War- 
ner. He is said to have baptized 1,000 persons during various 
powerful revivals. The History of Sanbornton says "he was 
one of the marked men of his day, both in and out of his native 



82 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

town." He d., May 29, 1854, ae. 69-4-24. Of his three chil- 
dren, one was 

4. Rev. Benjamin, b. Sept. 3, 1813. He m. Nancy K. 
Thomas, dau. of Joseph, Mar. 11, 1830. He was a farmer, and 
a Christian Baptist clergyman for 18 years, preaching at the 
"Chapel" in Sanbornton, at Danbury, Hill, Wilmot, and other 
places. He had 11 children, of whom the 9th was 

5. Francis Willard, b. Sanbornton, May 11, 185 1. He m. 
May 7, 1870, Jerutia, dau. of Dea. Levi Carter, b. New Hamp- 
ton, Apr. 26, 1847. She graduated from New Hampton Literary 
Institution in 1868. Francis W. came to Bristol in November, 
1871, and was a blacksmith in the employ of Otis K. Bucklin 
till Sept. 1, 1876, when he purchased the business, which he 
continued till Nov. 1, 1879, when he sold and went to Colorado. 
One year later he returned, and Dec. 1, 1880, commenced the 
manufacture of crutches in company with Jefferson A. Simonds. 
A short time later George C. Currier purchased Mr. Simonds's 
interest and the firm became Calley & Currier, and Mr. Calley 
has been the senior member of this firm till now. They do a 
large and prosperous business, shipping their goods to various 
parts of the world. (See Manufacturing Industries.) Mr. Cal- 
ley is a member of Union Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and a 
Knight Templar. In politics he is an Independent. He res. 
on South Main street. No children. 



THE CARLETON FAMILY 

1. Ebenezer Carleton, son of Eleazer, was b. Lynde- 
borough, Apr. 2, 1754. His descendants claim that he was 
Gen. Washington's purveyor, and this claim appears to be well 
taken. By the Revolutionary War Rolls it appears that he first 
enlisted Aug. 1, 1775, in Capt. Benjamin Mann's company, Col. 
James Reed's regiment. He was in Col. Scammel's regiment 
from 1777 to 1 781, and his company was selected by Gen. 
Washington as his body guard, Jan. 1, 1779, and was known as 
"Washington's Life Guard." That Washington should select 
one of this company for his purveyor was but natural. He was 
discharged for disability occasioned by being thrown from his 
horse. At his discharge Gen. Washington presented him with 
a pair of pistols and Mrs. Washington with a gold watch, as 
tokens of regard. Ebenezer Carleton m., June 3, 1784, Rebecca 
Farrar, b. May 29, 1754, and d. in Hill, Sept. 7, 1832, ae. 
78-3-8. They res. at Danbury Four Corners, Fisk place in New 
Hampton ; on north bank Smith's river, and in 1799 were the 
first settlers on a farm in the Borough, and here he d. Dec. 8, 
1836, ae. 82-8-6. 




Francis W. C alley 



GENEALOGIES — CARLETON 83 

CHILDREN 

2. Timothy, b. Apr. 9, 1785 ; d. uniii. iu Hill, ae. about 70. 

3. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 9, 1787 ; d. Burlington, Vt., about 1848 ; in. ; no 
children. 

4. Rebecca, b. Aug. 25, 1789; m. Samuel Wells (Published Jan. 13, 
1810). She d. Waterford, Penn., Sept., 1855. Children : 

a. Charles, d. Seattle, Washington, Apr. 13, 1896, leaving four 
or five children. 

b. Son, d. infancy. 

-;' r 5- Jeremiah, b. Danbury, Feb. 7, 1792. 
6. John Montgomery, b. Oct. 12, 1795 ; m. Lovina, dau. Ebenezer 
Wells, and d. in Hill, in 1828. Children : 

a. Osgood, d. young. 

b. Rebecca, m. a Livingston, and d. in Minnesota. 

(5) Jeremiah Carleton, b. Feb. 7, 1792, m. Jan., 1820, 
Betsey Tenney. She was b. Hill, Apr. 10, 1799, and d. Feb. 
8, 1888, ae. 8S-9-28. He was a farmer, and d. in Hill, Oct. 19, 
1878, ae. 86-8-12. 

CHILDREN 

#7. Pettingill Garland, b. Hill, Dec. 23, 1821. 

8. Julia Ann, b. H., Apr. 13, 1825; m. Robert S. Hastings. (See.) 
■£9. Samuel Wells, b. H., Nov. 19, 1828. 

10. Philinda, b. H., May 25, 1830; d. Aug. 17, 1832, ae. 2-2-22. Fell 
into a tub of scalding water. 

11. Sarah Philinda, b. Oct. 3, 1833; m. Samuel Yates. He was a 
soldier in Co. G, 10th Me. Vols., in Civil war and d. in Gorham, Mar. 3, 
1876, ae. 46-9-. She d. Apr. 12, 1878, ae. 44-6-9. 

12. Elizabeth M., b. H., Oct. 23, 1835; m. Sept. 28, 1861, John Albert 
Day, Bradford, Mass. Children : 

a. Mary Lizzie, b. Dec. 20, 1868. 

b. Bessie Mabel, b. Nov. 7, 1872. 

c. John Carleton, b. Dec. 30, 1873. 

(7) Pettingill G. Carleton, b. Dec. 23, 182 1, m. Dec. 26, 
1844, Mary Elizabeth, dau. John Hastings. (See.) She d. in 
Waterford, Pa., Oct. 3, 1855, ae. 34-10-, and he m. Dec. 14. 
1856, Sarah Philinda, sister of first wife, b. Nov. 30, 183 1. He 
removed to Bristol in August, 1864. Painter, Republican, Odd 
Fellow, class leader of the M. E. church, and superintendent of 
the Sunday-school. He removed to Melrose, Mass., about 
1880, where he d. of smallpox, July 1, 1902, ae. 80-6-8. ■ 

CHILDREN 

13. Ida W., b. Merrimac, Mass., Apr. 4, 1847; d. in Haverhill, Mass., 
Dec. 4, 1850, ae. 3-8-0. 

14. Theodore LaForest, b. Nov. 19, 1852 ; m. Nov. 13, 1872, Mary E., 
dau. of George W. Clifford, b. Mar. 6, 1852. She d. Maiden, Mass., Feb. 
25, 1896, as result of carriage accident a month previous, ae. 43-1 1-19. 
He m., Nov. 15, 1899, Margaret Matthews Pineo, b. New Brunswick, Aug. 
x 5> I 875- Children : 

a. Mary Adna (, adopted), b. Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 24, 1885 ; m. 
July 25, 1802, C. W. Cleveland; res. Everett, Mass. 

b. Harold E^erard (adopted), b. Bradford, Mass., May 8, 1891. 

c. Gladys, b. Aug. 8, 1900. 



84 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

15. Eugene C, b. June 13, 1855 ; d. Mar. 4, 1878, ae. 22-8-21. He was 
a Junior at Dartmouth college, a civil engineer, and a brilliant young 
man. 

16. Ardella, b. May 17, 1858; d. Sept. 10, 1859, ae. 1-3-23. 

17. Eva Almertia, b. Dec. 5, i860; m. Dec. 5, 1881, William N. Dawes. 
Res. Melrose, Mass. No children. 

(9) Samuel W. Carleton, b. Nov. 19, 1828, m. Jan. i, 
1857, Mary E., dau. Alfred Kelley, b. Aug. 16, 1832. They 
res. on the Clark Merrill farm in the Borough, Hill. Metho- 
dists, Republican. 

CHILDREN 

18. Addie May, b. Hill, Jan. 18, 1858 ; m. Willis Fisk Calley. Child : 
a. John C, b. May 1, 1893. 

19. Ella Jane, b. H., May 26, 1862 ; m. Frank Pray. Child : 
a. Roy, b. Aug. 16, 1889. 

20. Elmer Hanson, b. H., Jan. i, 1869 ; m. Mabel Patten. No children. 

THE CASS FAMILIES 

1. Daniel Cass, b. Candia, Aug. 8, 1789, m. Feb. 25, 1813, 
Lydia Clay. They settled on the James Cross place in Bridge- 
water soon after they were m. and later near the meeting-house. 
They passed their last years in the home of their son, Dea. 
John F., in Bridgewater. He d. Feb. 3, 1865, ae. 75-5-25 ; she 
d. Mar. 23, 1865, ae. 72-5-10. 

children, all born in Bridgewater 

2. Caroline W., b. Dec. 9, 1813 ; d. Sept. 9, 1835, ae. 21-9-0. 

#3. Calvin, b. May 21, 1815. 

4. Julia Ann, b. July 26, 1817; d. Sept. 21, 1838, ae. 21-1-25. 

*5- John Franklin, b. Nov. 29, 181 8. 

6. Melinda, b. Sept. 23, 1822; rn., Mar. 27, 1843, Horace Perkins, 
and d. Rumney, Apr. — , 1868, ae. 44. 

#7. Daniel, b. Aug. 9, 1824. 

8. Lydia R., b. Jan. 8, 1829 ; d. Apr. 22, 1857, ae. 28-3-14. 

9. Samuel N., b. May 2, 1830; d. Feb., 1898, ae. 67-9-. 

10. Cyrus Alvin, b. Dec. 8, 1833 ; m. Jan. 3, 1857, Jane A. Hibbard. 

(3) Dea. Calvin Cass, b. May 21, 1815, m. Mar. 4, 1841, 
Almira Richardson, b. Woburn, Mass., Feb. 28, 1812. He came 
to Bristol in 1 85 1. A farmer and mechanic, Republican, dea- 
con Congregational church. Res. Merrimack street. He d. 
Bristol, May 24, 1871, ae. 56-0-3 ; she d. Bristol, Aug. 11, 1874, 
ae. 62-5-13. 

CHILD 

11. Almira Frances, b. Bridgewater, July 11, 1842. Res. Stoneham, 
Mass. Unm. 

(5) Dea. John F. Cass, b. Nov. 29, 1818, m. Dec. 26, 
1843, Jane Locke, dau. Favor (See), b. Aug. 22, 1823. He 
was a farmer in District No. 7, 1847-59, when he settled on farm 






GENEALOGIES — CASS 85 

now occupied by Simeon H. Cross at North End. He was dea- 
con of Congregational church. Republican. He d. June 6, 
1876, ae. 57-6-7 ; she d. Sept. 10, 1890, ae. 67-0-18. 

CHILDREN 

12. Ellen, b. Nov. 26, 1845 ; in. Henry Griffith. (See.) 

13. Julia Ann, b. Bristol, Mar. 9, 1849; m - Simeon H. Cross. (See.) 

14. George F., b. Bristol, July 4, 1851; m. Apr. 13, 1871, Nellie A. 
Keezer, dau. of Geo. W. (See), b. Apr. 9, 1852. He has been for many 
3 T ears an overseer in woolen-mill. No children. Republican, Odd Fel- 
low. 

15. Sarah Augusta, b. B., Dec. 30, 1855; m. Otis F. Cross. (See.) 

16. William F., b. July 5, 1857; m. May 1, 1880, Roxy Dolloff, dau. 
Solon. (See.) He d. of consumption, Apr. 3, 1881, ae. 23-8-28. She m. 
(2) Charles H. Dickinson. (See.) 

17. Mary Martha, b. B., June 16, i86r ; m. Dec. 22, 1885, Edmund 
Fairfield Peckhani, son of Rev. Cyrus B., b. July 21, 1862. Res. 20 Dodge 
street, Providence, R. I. Child : 

a. Earle Winfield, b. Providence, Oct. 11, 1886. 

(7) Daniel Cass, b. Aug. 9, 1824, m. Feb. 26, i860, Fran- 
cena D., dau. Joshua Kidder, b. Apr. 22, 1841. (See.) He 
was a farmer in District No. 7, till about 1865, when he located 
on Summer street, where she d. July 26, 1876, ae. 35-3-4 ; he 
d. same Oct. 17, 1881, ae. 57-2-8. 

CHILD 

18. Flora Dell, b. Bristol, Aug. 4, 1869 ; m. June 20, 1892, Luther H, 
Bailey, b. Jan. 27, 1870, and res. Alexandria. Child : 

a. Harry Hobart, b. Alexandria, Apr. 4, 1893. 



1. Nason Cass, b. 1751, m. Hoyt, and settled on the 

Kendrick Dickerson farm in South Alexandria, where he d. in 
18 19, ae. 68. He had at least the following named 

children 

2. John. 3. Cyrus. 4. Jesse. 

5. Beniah. 6. Nason. 

-•£7. Joseph, b. Alexandria, Apr. 3, 1785. 

(7) Joseph Cass, b. Apr. 3, 1785, m. Feb. 23, 1809, Bet- 
sey Glidden, b. May 28, 1787. In 1807, he settled at what is 
still known as Cass's mills in South Alexandria, and there he 
was a farmer and had a saw-mill, grist-mill, carding machine, 
and clothing-mill, and a cabinet shop. He was a shrewd busi- 
ness man and accumulated a good property. In 1870, being 
then 85 years of age and his wife 83, he sold all his property 
here and emigrated to Grinnell, Iowa. There she d. Sept. — , 
1871, ae. 84-4-, and he d. Sept. 7, 1879, ae. 94-5-4. 

children, all born in Alexandria 

8. Emeline, b. Feb. 21, 1810 ; m. Darwin Forbes, who d. Grinnell, 
Iowa, Apr. 26, 1892, ae. 85-10-27 ; she d. Aug. 29, 1900, ae. 90-6-8. 

6a 



86 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

-"-9. Seth, b. Mar. 7, 1812. 

10. Jane, b. Apr. 9, 1814 ; m. Jeremiah Flanders, b. May 27, 1814. 

11. Sophia, b. May 11, 1816; d. Sept. 20, 1882, ae. 66-4-9. Unm. 
#12. Calvin D., b. 1820. 

13. Harriet, b. July 1, 1822 ; m. Abram Goodrich. She d. June 26. 
1882, at Grinnell, Iowa, ae. 59-11-25. He d. same place, Mar. 20, 1881, ae. 

5 8 "5-i9- 
#14. Nason W., b. June 1, 1829. 

15. Lewis, b. May 5, 1833 ; m. Mary Jane Simonds, b. Apr. 1, 1832. 
They res. Grinnell. 

(9) Seth Cass, b. Mar. 7, 1812, m. Belinda B., dau. of 
Jonathan Fadd. They settled in Bristol about 1863, succeed- 
ing to the Rev. Walter Sleeper homestead on No. Main street. 
He served as selectman and tax collector of Bristol. Farmer, 
Republican. He d. in Illinois while on his way home from a 
visit to Grinnell, Iowa, Oct. 31, 1880, ae. 68-7-24. Mrs. Cass 
d. Bristol, Mar. 10, 1883, ae. 70-1-. 

CHILDREN 

&16. Orrisou Gustine, b. Alexandria, Aug. 26, 1843. 
-Y- 1 7. Cyrus Newell, b. A., June, 1845. 

18. Christie, d. young. 

(12) Calvin D. Cass, b. 1820, m. Oct. — , 1844, Theresa 
Jane, dau. Sethus B. and Ruth (Wells) Forbes, b. Hill, 1818, d. 
Alexandria, July 24, 1851, ae. 33. Fie m. (2) July, 1852, Frances 
Adaline, sister of first wife, b. Hill, Mar. 6, 1823, and d. Vine- 
land, N. J., Mar. 7, 1880, ae. 57-0-1. He settled in Bristol in 
1852, was wool carder and clothier and miller, where C. N. Mer- 
rill & Son now have a grist-mill on Central street, and later 
operated saw-mill on south side of river. He res. on Spring 
street next west of old M. E. church. In 1867, he removed to 
Faconia, where he remained four years ; then started for the 
West for his health, reached Manchester, and there d. Aug. 18, 
1871, ae. 51. Methodist, Republican. 

CHILDREN 

19. Lizzie F., b. Alexandria, Dec, 1S45 ; d. Dec. t8, 1853, ae. 8 years. 

20. Frank H., b. A., Mar., 1847. Res. 131 Adams street, Chicago, 

21. Arthur B., b. Bristol, 1856; d. Mar. 6, 1864, ae. 7-9-1 1. 

(14) Nason W. Cass, b. June 1, 1829, m. in April, 1853, 
Augusta H., dau. of Abram and Hannah (Fifield) Shaw, b. 
Salisbury, 1835, and d. Hill, May 15, 1856, ae. 21 years. He 
m., Nov. 17, 1856, Abbie E., dau. Henry and Susan (Rowe) 
Emery, b. Andover, Apr. 13, 1825, and d. Bristol, May 13, 
1897, ae - 72-1-0. He settled in Bristol about 1864 ; has res. on 
Summer street ; a traveling optician. Republican, Mason. 

CHILDREN 

22. Josephine Augusta, b. Hill, Jan. 15, 1855; d. Boston, Nov. 12, 
1889, ae. 34-9-27. She was a brilliant scholar and poetess. See sketch 
under "Literature." 



GENEALOGIES — CASS 87 

(16) Orrison G. Cass, b. Aug. 26, 1843, was a farmer, and 

succeeded to his father's homestead. He m. (1) Simonds ; 

(2) Doriiida Bullock, b. Alexandria, Apr. 1, 1839, and d. Oct. 
26, 1884, ae. 45-6-25. He m. (3) Mary Keniston ; (4) May 
22, 1893, Emily Lucy, dau. Salmon H. Tilton, b. New Hamp- 
ton, Nov. 27, 1844. He d. Bristol, Apr. 29, 1903, ae. 59-8-3. 
Republican. 

CHILD 

23. Ella B., b. Alexandria, Apr. 23, 1866; d. Mar. 30, 1881, ae. 14-11-7. 

(17) C. Newell Cass, b. June, 1845, m. Sept. 15, 1867. 
Emma H., dau. Abram Dolloff. (See.) He res. in Illinois some 
years ; now in Spangle, Wash. Mrs. Cass returned East in 1873, 
and entered the office of the Cottage Hearth in Boston, remain- 
ing till 1875. While continuing to write for the magazine, she 
resumed her vocation of music teaching, having classes in 
Franklin, Bristol, New Hampton Institution, and Proctor Acad- 
emy, Andover. In 1887, she accepted a position with the Red- 
path Lyceum bureau, Boston, and for a term of years had charge 
of the bureau's interest in New England, and has since been 
identified with lyceum work, making her home in Bristol. 

child 
-#24. Harland Howard, b. Manchester, 111., Oct. 1, 1868. 

(24) H. Howard Cass, b. Oct. 1, 1868, m. Jan. 29, 1896, 
Libbie Abbie, dau. of Dr. David P. and Abbie Jane Goodhue, 
b. West Springfield, Feb. 10, 1875. After leaving the schools 
of Bristol he spent three years in Boston, taking special courses 
of study. He fitted for an optician and began practice at Rut- 
land, Vt., in 1896. Two years later he removed to Claremont 
where he is still in practice. 

children 

25. Marion Elizabeth, b. Rutland, Vt., Sept. 25, 1896. 

26. Ralph Goodhue, b. Claremont, Vt., Dec. 16, 1899; d. Oct. 12, 
1900. 



1 . Nason Cass, probably a cousin of the Nasou Cass who 
settled in Alexandria, and Hannah, his wife, settled in New 
Chester, about 1773. The cellar, south of Wilson Foster's farm 
near the railroad, marks the place where their log house stood. 
He served one term in the Revolutionary war from New Ches- 
ter. The following, as far as known, were his 

CHILDREN 

2. John, drowned while rolling logs into the Pemigewasset river, 
near his home. He was a voter at the time, but unm. 
#3. Jacob, b. 1768. 
4. Sarah, b. New Chester, Sept. 14, 1778; m. Dec. 20, 1798, Moses 
Stevens, Enfield. 



88 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(3) Jacob Cass, b. 1768, m. Apr. 9, 1795, Betsey Bean. 
They were farmers on old homestead in Hill ; in Canada, and on 
New Chester mountain, in Bristol. He d. in Hill, Mar. 23, 
1853, ae. 85, and she made her home in the family of her son, 
Jacob, in Bristol, but d. while on a visit in Hill, Dec. 23, 1870, 
ae. 85. 

children 

5. Betsey, tn. Blaisdell ; res. in Hill. He was a peddler ; disap- 
peared while on the road, and never heard from ; supposed to have been 
murdered. 

6. Jane, m. (1) John Tilton, Bridgewater. (See.) 

7. Nason, m. Mary Tilton, and lived in Borough. Children : 

a. Edward. b. Rosan, m. Frank York. c. Dolly, never m. 

8. Mary, b. Stanstead, Canada, m. (1) Ben}. Gould, m. (2) George 
Brown, Hill. 

#9. Jacob, b. S., June 16, 181 1. 

10. Ann, m. Jonas Abbott, lived in Hill. 

11. Lovina, m. Alvin Gerry, (2) B. Q. Fellows; d. Dec. 1, 1894, ae. 
79. (See.) 

12. Hannah, d. unrn. 

(9) Jacob Cass, b. June 16, 181 1, m., Mar. 13, 1836, 
Emily, dau. of James and Hannah (Parker) Yalding, b. Con- 
cord, Dec. 18, 1812. He was a farmer in the Borough, till 
about 1865, when he moved to Bristol village, Lake street, where 
he d. Oct. 14, 1890, ae. 79-3-28. She still lives, a hard work- 
ing woman at 91 years of age. Both members M. E. church. 

CHILDREN 

13. Mary Ann, b. Hill, Aug. 15, 1837; m. Benjamin G. Durgin. (See.) 

14. Sarah Emily, b. H., July 12, 1840; d. Jan. 6, 1846, ae. 5-5-24. 

15. Lewis George, b. H., Nov. 13, 1842 ; d. Apr. 19, 1864, ae. 21-5-6; 
unm. 

16. Charles Herman, b. Hillsboro, Sept. 9, 1844 ; d. Lawrence, Mass., 
Oct. 2, 1895, ae. 51-0-23; m. Dec. 24, 1871, Margaret, dau. Robert Light- 
body, b. Westville, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1851. 

17. Clementina A., b. H., Apr. 11, 1848; d. Apr. 29, 1863, ae. 15-0-18. 

THE CATE FAMILY 

1. Albert Frank Cate, son of Ammon T. and Edna P. 
(Clark) Cate, was b. in Franklin, Sept. 9, 1858. He m., May 
5, 1883, Flora E., dau. of Merrill P. Simonds. (See.) He 
came to Bristol 1880. Is a machinist and painter. 

CHILDREN 

2. Daisy Belle, b. Bristol, Feb. 12, 1884. 

3. Harry Garfield, b. B., July 20, 1886. 

4. Karl Elroy, b. B., Aug. 30, 1889. 

THE CAVIS FAMILY 

1. Solomon Cavis, the son of Nathaniel, was b. in Bow, 
Nov. 22, 1800. His maternal grandmother was Dorcas Abbott, 




Karl G. Cavis 



GENEALOGIES — CAVIS 89 

the first white female b. in Concord. She m. Ed. Hall, and his 
dau., Lydia, m. Nathaniel Cavis. Solomon Cavis came to Bris- 
tol in 1820, and served as clerk in the store of Ichabod C. Bart- 
lett three years. His compensation the first year was $30 and 
board ; the second year, $140. This was thought at that time to 
be great pay. In May, 1823, Mr. Cavis associated himself with 
Philip Webster, and they opened a general store, under the firm 
name of Webster & Cavis, where is now White's block, with a 
capital of $500. For board they paid $1 .25 each per week. Mr. 
Cavis used to drive his own team to Boston for goods. Once, 
on his return, his horse ran away and scattered his goods along 
Boscawen street. He regained his horse and then gathered up 
his goods. Mr. Cavis spent his long life in the mercantile busi- 
ness and secured a competence. (See Mercantile Industries.) 
He was closely identified with the material prosperity of the 
town ; he was the first in town to discontinue the sale of spiritu- 
ous liquors, and he became an active worker in the temperance 
cause. He was above reproach in all the relations of life and 
honored in the community. He was through life a liberal sup- 
porter of the Congregational church, but did not become a mem- 
ber till 71 years of age. In politics he was a Democrat. He 
served three years as town clerk and seven years as town treas- 
urer ; and was postmaster 1830 to 1841. He erected the resi- 
dence on Pleasant street now occupied by his daughter, Mrs. 
Abbott. He m., Oct. 16, 1828, Almira, dau. of Hon. James 
Minot, b. Nov. 23, 1804. (See.) He d. Feb. 2, 1884, ae. 
83-2-10. Mrs. Cavis was a lifelong member of the Congrega- 
tional church, and active in church and benevolent work. She 
d. Sept. 13, 1884, ae. 79-9-20. 

children 

»2. George Minot, b. Bristol, Mar. 5, 1830. 
3. Harriet Minot, b. B., Dec. 13, 1831 ; m. Rev. Charles F. Abbott. 
(See.) 

(2) George M. Cavis, b. Mar. 5, 1830, m. July 28, 1856, 
Abby Mansur, b. May 2, 1830. She d. in Bristol, Aug. 16, 
1858, ae. 28-3-14, and he m. Oct. 18, 1866, Harriet Amelia, dau. 
of Daniel M., and Mary Jane (Gordon) Dearborn, b. Sanborn- 
ton, Jan. 1, 1841. At 16 years of age, Mr. Cavis commenced a 
mercantile career in his father's store, and continued till his 
death. In 1875, he was elected treasurer of the Bristol Savings 
bank and, in 1884, he disposed of most of his mercantile interests 
to Horace T. Alexander, that he might devote his time to the 
duties of the bank. He served the bank as vice-president three 
years, and as treasurer from the date of his first election till his 
death — 16 years. He was considered a superior financier, and 
enjoyed the confidence of the community. He was a Mason 
and a Democrat, and served three years as town clerk. He 



90 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

erected and occupied a residence on Pleasant street, where he d. 
Dec. 2i, 1891, ae. 61 -9-16. Mrs. Cavis was an estimable 
woman, a member of the Congregational church, a teacher in 
the Sunday-school, and active in all church work. She d. Jan. 
15, 1892, ae. 51-0-14. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#4. Harry Minot, b. May 29, 1857. 
#5. Karl Gordon, b. Sept. 12, 1867. 
-Vc6. George Bertrand, b. Feb. 28, 1869. 

7. Raymond, b. Jan. 13, 1871 ; m. Sept. 22, 1897, Nettie Ellen, dau. 
of John C. Wheet, M.D. (See. ) He was for some years clerk in the 
Bristol Savings bank. Res. Summer street. No children. 

8. Lawrence, b. Aug. 26, 1872; d. Feb. 11, 1883, ae. 10-5-15. 

9. Henry Taylor, b. Mar. 28, 1878 ; d. May. 16, 1878, ae. 0-1-18. 

10. Almira Belle, b. Mar. 22, i88t ; d. Jan. 30, 1882, ae. 0-10-8. 

(4) Harry M. Cavis, b. May 29, 1857, m. May 12, 1897, 
at Washington, D. C, Kate, dau. of Maj. George H. Chandler, 
and niece of Senator William H. Chandler, b. Baltimore, Oct. 
21, 1871. He read law with Hon. H. W. Parker, at Claremont, 
and with Hon. John Y. Mugridge, at Concord, and was admit- 
ted to the bar in 188 1. Is a practicing lawyer in Concord. 

child 

11. George Chandler, b. Feb. 14, 1898. 

(5) Karl G. Cavis, b. Sept. 12, 1867, m. June 27, 1894, 
Bella D., dau. of Levi C. Gurdy. (See.) He is a member of 
the firm of Cavis Brothers, merchants. (See Mercantile Indus- 
tries.) Is president of the Bristol Aqueduct company, a Con- 
gregationalist, Democrat, Mason. He res. in the parental home- 
stead on Pleasant street. 

CHILDREN 

12. George Minot, b. Bristol, Dec. 7, 1895. 

13. Sarah Hortense, b. B., June 28, 1897. 

14. Harriet, b. B., Sept. 19, 1901. 

(6) George B. Cavis, b. Feb. 28, 1869, m. Oct. 15, 1896, 
Ada May, dau. of George G. Brown. (See.) He is a member 
of the firm of Cavis Brothers, a director of the First National 
Bank of Bristol, Democrat, Congregationalist, and a past master 
of Union Lodge, No. 79, A. F. and A. M. ' 

child 

15. Myla Brown, b. Bristol, Sept. 2, 1900. 

THE CHANDLER FAMILIES 

1. Capt. Abiel Chandler was the son of Timothy and Eliza- 
beth (Copp) Chandler, b. Sanbornton, Oct. 20, 1765. At 16 
years of age he enlisted in the Continental army and served two 




George B. Cavis 



GENEALOGIES — CHANDLER 91 

years. He was at White Plain, West Point, and Saratoga, and 
was a pensioner. Dec. 25, 1788, he m. Abigail, dan. of Jona- 
than Thomas, of Sanbornton, a drummer in the Continental 
army. He settled in Bristol in 1793 or '94, on what is now the 
James W. Burleigh farm, in the northeast part of the town. The 
buildings were some distance from the highway and long since 
disappeared. In Bristol he was a captain in the militia. About 
18 19, he removed to Stewartstown, where his wife d., and he 
returned and made his home in the family of his son, Timothy, 
where he d., May 5, 1855, ae. 89-6-15. 

CHILDREN 

2. Elizabeth, b. Sauborntou, July 28, 1789 ; m. Daniel Kidder. 
(See.) 

3. Abigail, b. S., Apr. 4, 1791 ; d. Aug. 17, 1791. 
#4. Timothy, b. S., June 4, 1792. 

5. Tabitha, b. Bristol, Apr. 18, 1794 ; m. Stephen Caswell, b. July 
17, 1799; went to Stewartstown, thence to Brornpton, Canada, where they 
both d. Children : 

a. Abigail Sarah, b. Stewartstown, Nov. 22, 1822 ; m. Mar. 15, 
1838, Joseph Sleeper, Stanstead, C. E., son of Hezekiah. He was a 
mechanic ; in United States service as a sharp shooter three years. 
Removed to Hartland, Wis. 

b. Susan Mary, b. Brornpton, Aug. 15, 1824 ; m. Mar. 19, 1846, 
David Sloan, farmer, Brornpton, who was killed by a horse, Apr. 
3, 1849 ; m. (2) Andrew Lamb, farmer, Brornpton. Seven children. 

c. Ruth Ann, b. May 19, 1826; m., at Lowell, Mass., 1848, Wm. 
Straw, (2) at Manchester, Wm. Reynolds, b. England. Four chil- 
dren 

d. Berengera Dalton, b. at Brornpton, Feb. 17, 1828; d. Dec, 
1849, at Saco, Me., ae. 21-10-. 

e. Thais Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1830 ; m. Dec. -, 1852, at Manches- 
ter, Ortes Tyler, dyer. He d. May 15, 1853, ae. 22-9-. She m. (2) 
Joshua B. Page, and removed to Salisbury. He d. in Maine. Three 
children. 

f. Stephen Abiel, b. Dec. 7, 1833; d. Mar. 20, 1846, ae. 12-3-13. 

g. Tabitha Almira, b. Mar. 26, 1836; d. Apr. 23, 1845, ae. 9-0-27. 
h. Isaac Washington, b. Apr. 7, 1838; m. Dec. 3, 18 — , Matilda 

Reynolds, Windsor, C. E. Farmer, settled Brornpton. Two chil- 
dren. 
i. Abiel Walker (adopted), b. Sept. 23, 1846. 

#6. Jonathan, b. Bristol, May 14, 1795. 

#7. George Washington, b. B., June 30, 1797. 
8. Azuba, b. B., Sept. 29, 1800; m. Seth Tirrell, b. Nov. 12, 1798. 
He d. Stewartstown, Sept. 4, 1872, ae. 73-9-22; she d. same place, Jan. 
19, 1891, ae. 90-3-20. He was a farmer and lumber manufacturer. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Mary Adrith, b. Stewartstown; m. Thos. Farrar, d. Wal- 
worth, Wis. Four children. 

b. Hezekiah Fellows, b. Feb. 16, 1826; carpenter, Jamestown, 
Cal. 

c. Christiana Sophia, b. Jan. 2, 1828 ; m. Charles L. Morse ; 
farmer, Stewartstown. Three children. 

d. Lafayette, b. May 15, 1830. 

e. Infant, b. Mar. 13, 1832 ; d. Mar. 31, 1832. 

/. George Washington, b. Feb. 5, 1833 ; served in Co. E, 12th 



92 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Mass. Vol. Wounded at 2nd battle of Bull Run. Hatter, Natick, 
Mass. 

g. Allen A., b. Feb. 27, 1835. ^ es - Brighton, Mass. 

h. Helen Marr, b. Sept. 6, 1837 ; m. Apr. 6, 1865, Charles C. Tir- 
rell, Stewartstown, farmer. 

i, Seth Walker, b. May 15, 1840. In Civil war served in 6th 
Me. Battery ; wounded Cedar Creek. 

9. Salome, b. Bristol, Aug. 6, 1802 ; d. Nov. 7, 1802. 

10. Luzetta, b. B., Sept. 30, 1803 ; m. Aug. 27, 1823, Caleb L- Dalton, 
b. June 12, 1796. They res. Stewartstown, where he was town clerk ten 
years. He d. Mar. 28, 1847, ae. 50-9-16; she d. Aug. 13, 1864, ae. 60-10-13. 
Children : 

a. Cassandra, m. Harvey Gould. 

b. Berengea, b. July 10, ^825 ; d Aug. 1, 1827, ae. 2-0-21. 

c. Lucian Rawson, b. Sept. 10, 1827; d. at about 20. 

d. Althea, b. Nov. 10, 1829. 

e. Almeda Augusta, b. Jan. 15, 1832 ; d. at about 20. 

f. Ruhamah, m. Cyrus Young, Littleton. 

g. Flavius Josephus, printer; U. S. service 1862. 
h. Florentius, farmer, Colebrook. 

*". Florentia. 

j. Caleb S., in Civil war, 13th Regt. N. H. Vols., as corporal 
and sergeant ; wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. 

11. Matilda D., b. Bristol, Jan. 7, 1805; m. Sept. 28, 1828; Joshua, 
Tirrell, of Stewartstown, b. Canterbury, July 29, 1800. He d. of small- 
pox, Mar. 18, 1S60, ae. 59-7-19; shed. May 28, 1871, ae. 66-4-21. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Enoch T., b. Stewartown, Aug. 9, 1830, m. Apr. 10, , 

Chloe T. Harriman. Two children. 

b. Abiel W., b. May 5, 1834. Farmer in Stewartstown. 

c. Hannah, b. May 15, 1837; d. Nov. 20, 1862, ae. 25-6-5. Unm. 

d. Hiram Madison, b. Oct. 14, 1840. Farmer in Stewartstown. 

e. John A., b. Sept. 16, 1847. 

12. Abiel Walker, b. Bristol, Nov. 26, 1807, m. Feb. 8, 1855, Marinda 
Jane Pierce, of Haverhill. He went to Bow Creek, Knox Co., Ohio, with 
his brother, Jonathan, about 1853, where he d. Child: 

a. Anson, b. Bow Creek, O. 

(4). Timothy Chandler, b. June 4, 1792, m. Apr. 6, 1821, 
Lois, dau. of Jacob Gurdy (See), b. June 20, 1794. He settled 
on farm now occupied by Damon Y. Emmons, and here he d. 
Mar. 18, 1881, ae. 88-9-14. She d. same place May 9, 1872, 
ae. 77-9-19. Democrat. 

children, all born Bristol. 

13. Samantha, b. Jul}' 4, 1820; m. Frederick Kidder. (See.) 

14. Huldah Atwood, b. Nov. 14, 1823 ; m. Damon Y. Emmons. 
(See.) 

15. Hiram Peabody, b. Dec. 29, 1828; m. (1) Angeline Morse, of 
Friendship, Me. No children. (2) Jan. 25, 1862, Susan T. Roberts, of 
Goffstown. He was an edge-tool maker at Collinsville, Conn. Child : 

a. Belle Dewey, b. July — , 1866. 

■£16. Meshech Gurdy, b. Mar. 9, 1830. 

17. Ann Maria, b. Mar. 29, 1834. Has made her home with her 
sister, Mrs. Damon Y. Emmons. Unm. 

18. Mary Augusta, d. Aug. 21, 1S46, ae. 5-8-0. 



GENEALOGIES — CHASE 93 

(6) Jonathan Chandler, b. May 14, 1795, m. 1824, Sarah 
Small, of Northfield. He went to Stewartstown, where he 
owned a saw-mill ; from there to Missouri ; thence to Ohio, 
and Kansas, where he d. 

CHILDREN 

19. John L. Jefferson, b. Stewartstown. 

20. Charles Wesley. 21. Timothy. 
22. Frank. 23. Sarah Ann. 

(7) George W. Chandler, b. June 30, 1797, m. Apr. 7, 
1825, Harriet Ladd, of Stewartstown. He was a farmer in 
Stewartstown and in Ohio. He d. in Ohio, Jan. 2.5, 1832, ae. 
34-6-25. She m. (2) Joseph Taylor. 

CHILDREN 

24. Asa G., in. in Stewartstown, Ernily Roswell, of Pittsburg. 

25. Hannah. An operative in Lowell, Mass. 

(16) Meshech G. Chandler, b. Mar. 9, 1830, m. May 19, 
1861, Mary Lovinia, dau. Jewell and Mary (Blodgett) Jesseman, 
b. in Hudson, Mar. 19, 1842. He is a stone-cutter, and res. on 
Chandler street, named for him. Democrat. Odd Fellow. 

CHILDREN 

26. Willis Dana, b. Bristol, Jan. 4, 1864; m. Sept. 8, 1882, Nancy 
A., dau. George W. and Elizabeth F. (Fletcher) Small, b. Unity, Me., 
Apr. 1, 1859. Child : 

a. George Willis, b. B., Mar. 4, 1885. 

27. Addie Etta, b. B., Aug. 8, 1866, m. Dennis Haley. (See.) 

THE CHASE FAMILIES 

1. William Little Chase, son of Moses and Abigail (Little) 
Chase, was b. in South Newbury, Mass., Apr. 1, 1804. He 
located in Bristol in 1826 and opened a shoe store in a little 
building that stood where the west-side drug store now stands ; 
later was in the same business at corner of Central square and 
Pleasant street, where he was also postmaster. Oct. 29, 1829, 
he m. Sally, dau. Capt. James Minot, b. June 19, 1809. (See.) 
They resided where Rev. David Calley now lives on Summer 
street, where their children were b. In March, 1844, he re- 
moved to Lyme, but returned to Bristol about 1867, residing on 
Pleasant street, where he d. June 26, 1875, ae. 71-2-25. She 
spent her last years in the family of her son, Hannibal, in Lyme, 
and there d. June 17, 1893, ae. 83-11-28. Mr. Chase was one 
of the early members of the Congregational church, uniting in 
1827 ; Mrs. Chase united in 183 1. In politics he was a Repub- 
lican ; was five years town treasurer. 



94 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

#2. William Minot, b. Aug. 13, 1830. 
-'£3. Hannibal, b. May 14, 1832. 
#4. Josiah Brown, b. Jan. 24, 1834. 
■K5. Charles Wilson, b. Aug. 29, 1836. 
#6. Henry Melville, b. June 13, 1838. 

7. Julia Maria Minot, b. Jan. 6, 1841 ; m. Sept. 9, 1863, Col. now 
Gen. Thomas Francis Barr, U. S. Army, He was the son of Thomas 
and Jean (McAuslane) Barr, and was b. West Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 18, 
1837. Children : 

a. Harry Perkins, b. Carbon, Pa., July 25, 1864; m. Clara C. 
Jencks, Manchester, July 6, 1887. 

b. Alice Gertrude, b. New York City, Oct. 12, 1870; m. Lieut. 
Frank Tompkins, U. S. Army, Jan. 4, 1893. 

8. George Francis, b. Feb. 18, 1843, d. Lyme, Jan. 4, 1864, ae. 20-10-16. 
( See Roll of Honor. ) 

(2) William M. Chase, b. Aug. 13, 1830, m. Jan. 1, 1853, 
Ellen Florence, dau. Nicholas and Annette (EeCain) Choate, b. 
Canada, Aug. 29, 1830. He removed to L,yme with his parents 
in 1844. He was seven years employed by the Passumpsic rail- 
road, residing at St. Johnsbury, Vt. He was manager of a 
coal mine for some years at Broad Top City, Pa.; 1868 to 1876 
res. Virginia ; then returned to Philadelphia, in coal business. 
He d. Burmont, Pa., June 22, 1895, ae. 64-10-9; interment at 
Bristol. His widow res. Burmont. 

CHILDREN 

#9. Frank Wilson, b. Lyme, Oct. 7, 1853. 

10. Gorge Minot, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Aug. 3, 1855 ; m. April, 1881, 
Minnie Allen, West Newton, Mass. He was connected with United 
States Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa. 

11. Carrie Deane, b. St. J., May 10, i860. 

12. Fred Melville, b. Broad Top City, Pa., Jan. 24, 1865; m. Feb. 22, 
1872, Ellen Stark, Spring Brook, Pa.; res. Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

13. Edward Berwind, b. B. T. C, Feb. 15, 1868; m. June 2, 1890, 
Jane Melone, Germantown, Pa. Address, Burmont, Pa. 

(3) Hannibal Chase, b. May 14, 1832, m. Oct. 27, 1856, 
Marinda H., dau. Alvah and Mary (Hall) Jeffers, b. Lyme, 
July 10, 1835. He is an extensive farmer in L,yme. 

children 

14. William Little, b. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 21, i860; m. Dec. 18, 
1901, Mary A. Place, Highgate, Vt. Res. Lyme; commercial traveler. 

15. Sally Minot, b. Lyme, Mar. 8, 1870; m. Mar. 11, 1S96, Charles E. 
Palmer, farmer, Lyme. Child : 

a. Sally Marinda. 

16. Mary Marinda Jeffers, b. L., Mar. 17, 1872 ; m. Sept. 4, 1898, Fred 
R. Graham ; res. Stoneham, Mass. Agent American Express company. 

(4) Josiah B. Chase, b. Jan. 24, 1834, m. Nov. 15, 1865, 
Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Daniel H., and Elizabeth Belknap, b. 
Boston, Mass., July 2, 1840. He was for many years the senior 
member of the firm of Porter Brothers & Co., Boston, wholesale 



GENEALOGIES — CHASE 95 

dealers in small wares. He d. at his home in West Newton, 
Mass., Sept. 16, 1899, ae. 65-7-22. 

CHILDREN 

17. Agnes Greenwood, b. Catonsville, Md., Feb. 16, 1867. 

18. Porter Belknap, b. Boston, Mass., Feb. 20, 1872. 

19. Josiah Brown, b. West Newton, Mass., Oct. 5, 1875. 

20. Ralph Minot, b. W. N., Feb. 14, 1878. 

(5) Charles W. Chase, b. Aug. 29, 1836, m. Feb. — , 
1855, Rosan Emily, dau. of Micah and Emily (Wells) Hoyt 
(See), b, Bristol, Apr. 24, 1835. He d. at Lynchburg, Va., 
June 10, 1876, ae. 39-9-1 1. Mrs. Chase res. Bristol. 

CHILD 

21. William Henry, b. Bristol, Nov. 6, 1858; d. Bristol, June 15, 
1865, ae. 6-7-9. 

(6) Henry M. Chase, b. June 13, 1838, served in the First 
Regt. Vermont Vols., in the Civil war in 186 1. He graduated 
at the Dartmouth Medical school in 1863, and in December, 
1863, was appointed assistant surgeon U. S. Navy. (See Roll 
of Honor. ) He graduated in medicine again at Medical College, 
University of Pennsylvania, in 1866, and same year settled in 
Lawrence, Mass., where he has since been in practice. He m., 
June 22, 1869, Mary Esther, dau. Irenus and Mary Esther 
Hamilton, b. Lyme, June 13, 1845. He was a member of the 
Military Order Loyal Legion of United States, Commandery of 
Massachusetts. He d. Lawrence, June 15, 1903, ae. 65-0-2. 

CHILDREN 

22. Mabel Hamilton, b. Lawrence, June 24, 1870; d. Aug. 24, 1870. 

23. Mary Hamilton, b. L., Aug. 31, 1872. 

24. Henry Melville, b. L., July 28, 1874; graduated Dartmouth, 1897, 
and from Harvard Medical school, 1901. Is house surgeon, Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, Boston ; member Boston Medical Library and 
Massachusetts Medical Society, and member of the Military Order Loyal 
Legion. Is a physician and surgeon, 308 Marlborough street, Boston. 
May 20, 1903, he m. Miss Blanche Knox of Andover, Mass. 

25. Philip Minot, b. L., May 11, 1885. 

(9) Frank W. Chase, b. Oct. 7, 1853, m. Jan. 3, 1877, 
Susie Blanch, dau. of Dr. Ludwel Lee, b. Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 
12, 1855. He is a farmer at Sunny Side, Garrett Co., Md. 

children 

26. Martha Ellen, b. Lynchburg, Va., June 20, 1879. 

27. William Minot, b. L., June 15, 1881 ; res. Windber, Somerset Co., 
Pa. 

28. Julia Lee, b. Philadelphia, Pa., Apr. 8, 1885 ; d. July 7, 1885. 

29. Charles, b. P., Nov. 23, 1886 ; d. Nov. 23, 1886. 

30. Frank Lee, b. P., Nov. 30, 1888. 

31. Lucie Dean, b. P., July 8, 1892. 

32. Margarett Barr, b. P., July 16, . 



96 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. David Chase, son of William and Phebe (Piper) Chase, 
b. probably in Sanborn ton, June 19, 1766, m. Anna Taylor, dau. 
of Jonathan, Sept. 19, 1786. She was b. Sanbornton, May 7, 
1770, and d. in Bristol, Apr. 12, 1853, ae. 82-11-5. They set- 
tled in Bristol about 1826, purchasing the Chase farm in Dist. 
No. 9. He suffered amputation of leg as the result of a fever 
sore, from which he d. Dec. 19, 1835, ae. 69-6-0. He had eight 
children, b. in Sanbornton and New Hampton, of which the 
third was 

2. Deacon David Chase, b. Sanbornton, Mar. 31, 1792. 
He m., Feb. 24, 1816, Annie Russell, of Meredith, and came to 
Bristol with his parents. He was a farmer and d. Bristol, Aug. 
3, 1871, ae. 79-4-2. She d. Bristol, Mar. 31, 1875, ae. 82-9-. 

CHILDREN 

3. Mary Ann, b. New Hampton, Dec. 21, 1816 ; m. Hanson Beede, 

Dec. 17, 1839, and res. Meredith. She d. Mar. 27, 1857, ae. 40-3-6. Five 

daughters. He m. (2) 1858, Miss Sarah E. Hackett. He d. Jan. 26, 1903. 

#4. Daniel S., b. New Hampton, Nov. 14, 1818. 

5. Nathaniel Russell, b. N. H., Feb. 14, 1821 ; d. Nov. 29, 1845, ae - 

24-9-5 J Mm. 

#6. Nicholas Taylor, b. N. H., May 14, 1823. 
7. Lovina Maria, b. N. H., Dec. 23, 1826; m. Jonas Nickelson, Feb. 
24, 1859. They res. till 1893, in Tennessee, when they removed to South 
Lake Weir, where he d. May 2, 1896, and where she now res. 
#8. David M., b. Bristol, Mar. 31, 1828. 
9. Jonathan, b. B., July 17, 1830; d. Dec. 27, 1832, ae. 2-5-10. 

10. Emeline Hill, b. B., Mar. 26, 1833 She was a graduate of Thet- 
ford (Vt. J Seminary, class of 1858, and taught school in Illinois. She m. 
Oct. 19, 1861, Capt. Joseph T. Brown. He was captain in the 52nd Illi- 
nois Vols, in Civil war, and later judge of Rone Co., 111. He d. Sept., 
1866, in Donder, 111. She d. Gallatin, Tenn., May, 1874, ae. 41-2-. 
Child : 

a. Charles, b. Sept., 1865 ; d. Apr. 1866. 

11. John Franklin, b. B., Mar. 5, 1837 ; d. May 7, 1842, ae. 5-2-2. 

12. Matilda Jennie, b. B., Mar. 7, 1841 ; m. Charles Lovel Porter, 
Oct. 29. 1868. She graduated at New Hampton in i860, and taught in 
the North and South several years before marriage. They res. Tennessee 
and Mississippi, and in 1874 removed to South Lake Weir, Fla. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Annie Mabel, b. Columbus, Miss., Oct. 7, 1870; m. Frank W. 
Chase, of Providence, R. I., June 29, 1890. He d. July 7, 1890, ae. 
19-9-0. 

b. Florence Chase, b. Dec. 29, 1876. 

c. Maria Nicholson, b. Nov. 20, 1880. 

(4) Daniel S. Chase, b. Nov. 14, 18 r8, was educated in 
schools of Bristol and the high schools of Hebron and Plymouth. 
He taught one year in Virginia ; studied medicine with Dr. 
Jacob S. Eaton in Bristol, and attended medical lectures at 
Dartmouth College in 1843 an d 1844, anc ^ at the University of 
New York in '45 and '46, and graduated from Dartmouth Medi- 
cal school in 1846. He also studied dentistry and practiced in 
Augusta, Ga. Given honorary degree of D.D.S. by Baltimore 



GENEALOGIES — CHASE 97 

College of Dental Surgery. He manufactured gold foil and 
plate for the market and when the war commenced was the only 
one in this business in the South. He left Georgia after the 
battle of Bull Run and returned to Bristol in 1862, where he 
practiced dentistry five or six years, went to Nebraska in 1868, 
returning in 1869. He m. Oct. 2, 1869, Ellen Fisher, a teacher in 
the High school in Bristol, dau. of John E. Fisher, of Franklin, 
and removed to Fremont, Neb., where he practiced dentistry 
and superintended the city schools, and laid out the Chase 
addition to the city. Went to South Lake Weir, Fla., in 1876, 
took up a homestead in the woods, made brick for his chimneys 
and lime for plastering on his own land, and planted 20 acres of 
orange trees. After 24 years in Florida, removed to Medford, 
Mass. 

CHILDREN 

13. Annie Maria, b. Nebraska, July, 1870; d. Apr. 30, 1892, ae. 21-9-. 

14. Edward William, b. N., Feb., 1872. 

15. Daniel Walter, b. N., Sept., 1874. 

(6) Nicholas T. Chase, b. May 14, 1823, m. Olive A. 
Huckins, Aug. 30, 1854. She was the dau. of Ira and Olive A. 
(Abbott) Huckins, b. Oct. 16, 1833, in Tamworth. He was a 
farmer on the family homestead, but a few years before his death 
removed to Laconia, where he d. Nov. 25, 1893, ae. 70-6-1 1. 
His widow returned to Bristol, where she d. May 12, 1902, ae. 
68-6-26. 

children, all born in Bristol 

*i6. Frank Huckins, b. June 22, 1856. 

17. Addie M., b. July 2, 1858; m. Leston L. Rollins. (See.) 

18. Emma M., b. July 6, 1861 ; m. John Olin Tilton, Apr. 25, 1882 ; (2) 
June 1, — , Fred B. Huckins of Hebron. 

19. Ira D., b. Sept. 16, 1863; m. Carrie Jennie Bailey, dau. Henry H., 
of Alexandria. She was b. Aug. 28, 1864, and d. May 6, 1887, ae. 22-8-8; 
m. Dec. 12, 1888, Mary, dau. Hiram L. Gordon, b. Alexandria. He d. 
Apr. 2, 1889, ae. 25-6-16. 

20. Arthur T., b. Apr. 5, 1873. Is a printer. He m. Oct. 1, 1892, 
Clara J., dau. William T. Oakley (See); m. (2) July 23, 1899, Monica 
Mahar, of Franklin. 

(8) David M. Chase, b. Mar. 31, 1828, m. Jan. 1, 1849, 
Mary Jane, dau. of Jonas Hastings. (See.) She was b. Apr. 
19, 1829, and d. Mar. 7, 1897, ae. 67-10-18. He is a farmer 
and with the exception of a year or two in Florida, has always 
res. in Bristol. 

children 

21. Jennie M. (adopted), m. Frost N. Perkins. (See.) 

22. George Francis Leavitt (adopted), b. 1850 ; m. June 9, 1870, Nellie 
A., dau. James R. and Emily (Young) Adams, b. Hill, 1850. They res. 
St. Louis, Mo. 

(16) Frank H. Chase, b. June 22, 1856, m. Nov. 24. 1887, 

7 



98 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Mabel A., dau. Jonathan T. Batchelder, b. Went worth, Aug. 
1 6, 1869. He is a cabinet maker at Campton Village. 

children 

23. Lewis Taylor, b. Bristol, Aug. 27, 1890. 

24. Bertha Mae, b. Laconia, May 17, 1892. 

25. Gladys Pearl, b. L., Sept. 3, 1894. 

26. Arthur Taylor, b. L., Apr. 21, 1897. 



1 . Stephen Chase settled in the wilderness of Gilmanton 
at some time previous to 1788, and here he cleared for himself a 
farm. He was residing here as late as 1822. He sold his farm 
for $1,700, put his money in a basket, and loaded the basket 
with his family and a few household goods into a hayrack, 
and traveled to northern New York where he settled. He had 
three sons and three daughters. The sons were Stephen, John, 
and David. 

2. David, was b. Gilmanton, Feb. 7, 1788, and there, like 
his father, he cleared for himself a farm. Mar. 29, 18 14, he m. 
Deborah, dau. of David and Elizabeth (James) Sanborn, b. 
Jul}- 23, 1789. In 1831, he removed to Loudon, thence to Bris- 
tol in 1838. He bought the saw- and grist-mill at North 
Bristol, for $600, and added a rye bolt at a cost of $300, and 
then sold about 1846, at a sacrifice, and removed to Danbury, 
where his wife d. Mar. 20, 1847, ae. 57-7-27. After one year he 
returned and made his home in the family of his son, Joseph S., 
for a few years, but later with his daughter, where he d. Nov. 
8, 1856, ae. 68-9-1. 

CHILDREN 

*3« Joseph Sanborn, b. Gilmanton, Dec. 31, 1814. 
#4. Ira Stephen, b. G., Nov. 21, 1816. 

5. Eliza Sanborn, b. G., Jan. 18, 1820; m. John M. R. Emmons. 
(See.) 

6. David Lawrence, b. G., ]n\y 28, 1822, m. (1) Oct. 6, 1844, Mary 
Kendall, b. July 1, 1820; (2) Jan. 28, 1867, Salome B. Potter. He was a 
merchant in Boston, and d. Dec. 17, 1884, ae. 62-4-19. Five children. 

(3) Joseph S. Chase, b. Dec. 31, 1814, m. Dec. 20, 1844, 
Charlotte Harriman, dau. of John, b. Mar. 2, 1815. He was a 
clothier at North Bristol till about 1847, when he built and 
resided in a house on North Main street, later owned and 
occupied by John H. Durgin. He was a workman at clothing- 
mill on Central street ; deputy sheriff in 1855. He d. Dec. 15, 
1871, ae. 56-1 1-1 4. Mrs. Chase removed to Franklin Falls, and 
there d. May 27 (28), 1894, ae. 79-2-25. 

CHILDREN 

#7. John F., b. Bristol, June 5, 1845. 

8. Charles Henry, b. B., May 27, 1852. A conductor on railroad at 
Philadelphia, where he d. about 1887. He left a widow. 

9. Ida H., b. B., Mar. 31, 1855. Res. Franklin Falls, now in Boston. 



GENEALOGIES — CHENEY 99 

(4) Ira Stephen Chase, b. Nov. 21, 1816 ; m. Mar. 22, 
1849, Cordelia Page, dau. Caleb and Lois (Phelps) Simonds, b. 
Alexandria, Mar. 7, 1824, and d. Bristol, July 17, 1893, ae. 
69-4-10. He d. Bristol, Jan. 19, 1892, ae. 75-1-28. (See Phy- 
sicians.) 

children 

10. Ira Arthur, b. B., Mar. 25, 1854; ru. July 6, 1881, Abby Maria, 
dau. Hon. Cyrus Taylor. (See.) He has been a practicing lawyer in 
Bristol since 1881. (See Lawyers.) 

11. Son, b. Bristol, Nov. 16, 1855; d. Nov. 18, 1855. 

12. Mary Alice, b. B., Apr. 9, 1857; in. Seymour H. Dodge. (See.) 

13. Daughter, d. Mar. — , 1867. 

(7) John F. Chase, b. June 5, 1845, served in Co. D, 12th 
Regt. N. H. Vols., in the Civil war. (See Roll of Honor.) 
Was for some years on the Boston Police force. He m. Dec. 20, 
1865, Elizabeth Finn, dau. of John and Mary (Wilkes) Finn 
b. England, Apr. 2, 1836. He d. Boston, June 25, 1901, ae. 
56-0-20. She res. 113 Porter street, West Somerville, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

14. Charlotte, b. So. Boston, Nov. 6, 1866. 

15. Frank, b. Boston, June 3, 1868; m. Nov. 3, 1895, Etta Fitzgerald. 
He d. Charlestown, Mass., Dec. 10, 1895, ae - 27-6-7. 

16. Maud, b. Boston, May 11, 1879. 



THE CHENEY FAMILIES 

1 . The Cheneys of Bristol are descendants of John Cheney, 
who was in Newbury, Mass., as early as 1635, with his wife and 
four children, Mary, Martha, John, and Daniel, all born in 
England. Later six more children came to their home. The 
fourth child 

2. Daniel, b. England, about 1633, m. Oct. 8, 1665, in 
Newbury, Sarah Bayley. They had eight children, of whom 
the third was 

3. Daniel, b. Dec. 31, 1670. He married Hannah Dustin. 
Her father was Thomas Dustin and her mother Hannah Dustin, 
the heroine of Contoocook Island, and thus the Cheneys of this 
town are the descendants of this famous woman. To them were 
b. eight children, of whom the second was 

4. John, b. Mar. 10, 1701, who had four children, the 
third of whom was 

5. Daniel, b. Newbury, Mar. 10, 1737, m. Feb. 17, 1757, 
Elizabeth, dau. Samuel Davis, of Newbury. He was a soldier 
in the Revolutionary war and was one of those who responded 
to the "Lexington Alarm' Apr. 19, 1775, and marched that 
night to Cambridge, and is supposed to have been the Daniel 
Cheney who res. in Lancaster, in 1780, and signed a petition to 



IOO HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

the state that year. He purchased land in New Chester, June 
20, 1796, and came here about 1799, and made his home in the 
family of his son, Daniel, and there d. 

CHILDREN 

6. Moses, b. Jan. 9, 1758; d. Bristol in family of his brother, Daniel, 

about 1814, unm. 

#7. Daniel, b. Apr. 17, 1761. 

8. John. b. July 7, 1764, in Newbury, where he d. July, 1833 ae. 69. 

-#9. David, b. Newbury, Mass., July 5, 1767. 

10. Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 1770. 

11. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1773, m. Ebenezer Kelly. (See.) 
#12. Enoch. 

(7) Daniel Cheney, b. Apr. 17, 1761, m. Nov. 16, 1788, in 
Chelsea, Mass., Hannah Payne, of Chelsea ; (2) Dec, 1789, 
Susannah Badger. He was in Concord in 1788, and is supposed 
to have come to Bristol about 1798, though his name is not on 
the tax-list for that year. He was a soldier in the Revolution- 
ary war, having served two months in Capt. Silas Adams's 
company, in Col. Titcomb's regiment, 1777, and several other 
terms, and was a pensioner as late as 1833. His home was the 
dwelling-house recently owned by Prof. W. L. P. Boardman, on 
High street. His name last appears on the tax-list of Bristol in 
1830, and he was in Iyowell, Mass., in 1836. 

children 

13. Joanna, b. Jan. 27, 1797 ; m. Apr. 15, 1812, Hazen Colby. Went 
to Lowell. Had two sons: Rufus, who m. and d. soon after, and Hazen, 
who d. young. 
#14. Daniel, b. Bristol, Apr. 18, 1801. 

15. Hannah, "m. a German, was a cook in U. S. Marine hospital 
about twenty years. Died about 1856, or '57, and was buried at Lowell, 
Mass." The Cheney Genealogy says " d. unm. at Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 
10, 1857." 

16. Susanna, m. Sept. 4, 1811, Edward Eastman, and removed to 
Springfield, Vt. 

(9) David Cheney, b. July 5, 1767, m. Nov. 28, 1792, 
Anna, dau. of Edmond Worth, of Newbury, Mass., where she 
was b., Jan. 21, 1773. Soon after their marriage they settled in 
Hebron, and here two children were b„ when they moved to 
Bristol. In 1799, he purchased of Dr. Timothy Kelly, his 
home place on Summer street, and the same year built the one- 
story house that stood till recently where Henry C. Whipple has 
lately erected a residence. While doing this, Mr. Cheney occu- 
pied Dr. Kelly's old home on the site of the Wm. G. Kelley 
residence. He remained here till 1812, when he moved into a 
house at North Bristol in January that was commenced Novem- 
ber before, from lumber then cut in the woods. Here he 
spent the remainder of his life. She d. Nov. 4, 1847, ae - 74~ 
9-13; he d. Jan. i, 1855, ae. 87-5-26. 



GENEALOGIES — CHENEY IOI 

CHILDREN 

17. Anna, b. Hebron, Aug. 27, 1795. She lived with her sister Mary 
in Bristol, where she d., unm., Sept. 8, 1859, ae. 64-0-11. 

18. David, b. H., May 6, 1797; m. Dec. 31, 1826, Hannah Taylor of 
Bridgewater. Four years later moved to Haverhill, and lived there and 
at Lisbon for fifty years. His wife d. at Lisbon, Jan. 10, 1878, ae. 80 years. 
He spent his last years in the family of his sister, Mary, in Bristol, and 
here he d. Apr. 28, 1884, ae. 86-11-22. No children. 

19. Abigail, b. Bristol, Jan. 24, 1799; m. Amos Brown. (See.) 
*2o. Moses, b. May 8, 1801. 

21. Joseph, 1, M g f d. Mar. 29, 1803. 

22. Benjamin, / °' iUar ' 5 ' I8 ° 3 * \ d. Mar. 26, 1803. 

23. Mary, b. July 24, 1804; m. William Mudgett. (See.) 

24. John Webster, b. July 9, 1806 ; d., unm., Apr. 9, 1828, ae. 21-9-0. 
•#25. Leonard, b. Oct. 25, 1808. 

26. Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1811; m. Mar. 7, 1844, George Locke and 
removed to Alexandria, where she d., Jan. 30, 1890, ae. 78-7-18. He d. 
Feb. 20, 1883, ae. 71-8-8. Farmer. Children : 

a. Mary Anna, b. Apr. 23, 1845 ; d. Mar. 16, 1869, unm., ae. 
23-10-23. 

b. Edmond Webster, b. Feb. 13, 1847 ! m - Mar. 31, 1870, Susan 
Webber, of Orange. He d. Nov. 30, 1892, ae. 45-9-17. No children. 

27. Edmund W., b. Feb. 5, 1814; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1841, Sarah John- 
son, b. Apr. 18, 1S10; d. Nov. 3, 1848, ae. 38-6-15; (2) m. Mar. 5, 1850, 
Hannah U. Johnson, b. Aug. 31, 1802; d. Apr. 7, 1881, ae. 78-7-6; m. (3) 
Sept. 6, 1882, Laura C. Rhoades, widow of Silas and dau. of Oliver Bal- 
lou, d. June 15, 1884, ae. 68-4-26. No children. He d. in Bridgewater, 
Feb. 10, 1898, ae. 84-0-5. 

28. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1815 ; d. in Alexandria at home of E. W. Locke, 
Jan. 27, 1892, ae. 76-1-2. Unm. 

(12) Enoch Cheney, son of Daniel, was b. Newburyport, 
Mass. He came to Bristol about the same time as his brother 
Daniel, 1798, and settled on what is now known as the Briggs 
place, adjoining his brother. He m. in Bristol, Dec. 20, 1803, 
Betsey, dau. of John Kidder, b. May 25, 1781. (See.) She 
d. in Hebron, about 181 7, the children were given homes by 
relatives. He m. (2) Widow Hoyt, and removed to Concord, 
where he d. about 1825. 

children 

29. Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Aug. 11. 1804; d. Nov. 26, 1804. 

30. Hiram, b. B., Feb. 24, 1806 ; d. Jan. 28, 1807. 
#31. Alonzo, b. B., Nov. 14, 1807. 

32. Elvira, b. B., Apr. 18, 1809 ; m. in Plymouth, Jan., 1834, David 
George, b. Plymouth, Apr. 18, 1808; d. in Wentworth, June 6, 1883, ae. 
75-1-16. She d. Concord, Sept. 2, 1890, ae. 81-4-14. Children : 

a. Elizabeth Kidder, b. May 8, 1836 ; m. Henry H. Lovejoy, Lit" 
tleton, Dec. n, 1858. Child, Lorena Sue, b. Dec. 29, 1869. 

b. Frank Henry, b. July 12, 1840. (See.) 

c. Sarah Augusta, b. Aug. 12, 1848. Res. Concord. Unm. 

33. Hannah, b. June, 1811 ; m. George Dearborn, Plymouth, and d. 
Plymouth, Nov. 17, 1880, ae. 69-5-. Children : 

a. Edwin, drowned when young. 

b. Georgianna, b. Oct., 1847 ; m. Charles L. Sanborn, Holder- 
ness. 

c. Mary, b. Sept., 1849; d. unm., Apr., 1878, ae. 28-7-. 

7 a 



102 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

34. Alvin, b. Pembroke, Aug. 16, 1813 ; m. May 16, 1850, Mary Smith 
Murphy. Went to Illinois and was living in Parker, Turner Co., South 
Dakota, in 1893, aged 80. Children : 

a. Charles Sumner, b. Winchester, Mass., Dec. 22, 185 1 ; d. Apr 
2, 1857, ae. 5-3-10. 

b. Walter Gardner, b. W., Feb. 20, 1854. 

c. William, b. W., Sept. 28, 1855. 

d. Howard, b. Dundee, 111., Oct. 2, 1857. 

e. Jennie W., b. Sept. 24, 1859, in Dundee. 

35. Mary Jane, b. Bristol, May 2, 1815. When she was four years of 
age she went to Boston to live with relatives. In 1839, she went from 
Boston to Oberlin, Ohio, to obtain an education. She obtained a scholar- 
ship and worked four hours a day for her board, and continued this for 
five years, until completing the Ladies' course. In the winter of 1842, she 
taught the first school for colored children in town of Waverly, Pike Co., 
Ohio, in a log house. After having taught two weeks, a mob destroyed 
her schoolhouse by fire. At the end of two weeks more she had obtained 
another log house and again her school was in operation, and the term of 
three months was finished, although she was in frequent receipt of 
threatening letters, some of which threatened her with a coat of tar and 
feathers if she did not desist from teaching the blacks. Aug. 29, 1844, 
she married Rev. Seth T. Wolcott of the Theological School at Oberlin. 
Having completed his labors there, he was sent as a missionary to 
Jamaica, West Indies, by the American Board of Foreign Missions. 
They left New York in a sailing vessel in Nov., 1846. On the passage 
the vessel was wrecked and after drifting one week, reached Charles- 
town, S. C, where they remained eight weeks, while the vessel was 
undergoing repairs. They arrived in Jamaica in Feb., 1847, an( i were 
sent to Union Station Hermitage, in the mountains. Mr. Wolcott 
preached half the time there and half the time at an out-station, Mrs. Wol- 
cott conducting services at home when her husband was away. In 1855, 
they left Hermitage, and went to Richmond, Jamaica, W. I., to a sugar 
estate of 1,000 acres, and formed an Industrial school to teach children 
to become useful men and women. Both sexes were admitted to the day 
and boarding school, the girls being taught sewing and housework, and 
the boys working on the estate when not in school. A church was also 
organized at Richmond at this time. The school was continued till 1869, 
and during its continuance 3,000 pupils attended. After closing the school 
they continued to do what they could for the good of the colored people 
until the death of Mr. Wolcott, which occurred in Dec, 1873. Mrs. Wol- 
cott was postmaster ten years at Richmond, where she was still living in 
the summer of 1903, vigorous at 88 years of age. Children : 

a. Henry B., b. June 12, 1848. He graduated from Oberlin col- 
lege in 1S70, was principal of a colored school in Chattanooga, 
Tenn., i872-'74 ; returned to Jamaica and was ordained as a United 
Presbyterian missionary at Rosehill, under the Presbyterian Board 
of Scotland. 

b. George L., b. Dec. 10, 1850; d. Oct. 25, 1856, ea. 5-10-15. 

(14) Daniel Cheney, b. Apr. 18, 1801, m. Nov. 24, 1825, 
Mahala, dau. Solomon and Phebe Copp, b. Sanbornton, July, 
1803, and d. Wakefield, Mass., June, 1886, ae. 83 years. He 
d. in 1837, ae. 36 years. She m. (2) Moses L,overin. 

children 

#36. Charles Henry Rogers, b. Bristol, Jan. 13, 1827. 
37. Sarah Hannah, d. in infancy. 38. George Fitzgerald, d. 

39. Susan Hannah, d. 40. George Mowe, d. 









Mary J. (Cheney) Wolcott 



GENEALOGIES — CHENEY 103 

(20) Moses Cheney, b. Ma}' 8, 1801, m. May 15 (13), 
1828, Rebecca, dau. of Abner and Lydia Colby, of Bridge- 
water. He lived on farm at outlet of Newfound lake, and here 
he d. Feb. 1, 1869, ae. 67-8-23 ; she d. June 15, 1867, ae. 
74-3-- 

CHiivDRHX, all born in Bristol 

#41. John L., b. Sept. 19, 1831. 

42. Charles W., b. June 28, 1834; m. Abby Spaulding. He served in 
Co. C, 12th Regt. N. H. Vols., and was killed at the battle of Chancel- 
lorsville, May 3, 1863, ae. 28-10-5. No children. (See Roll of H nor.) 

43. Lydia Ann, b. May 30, 1837 ; d. June 4, 1837. 
#44. Moody S., b. May 31, 1840. 

45. Joseph M., b. Feb. 13, 1843 ; d. Jan. 22, 1845, ae. 1-11-9. 
^46. Henry Dennis, b. Apr. 28, 1846. 

(25) Leonard Cheney, b. Oct. 25, 1808, was a farmer in 
Alexandria. He m. Feb. 26, 1838, Rebecca B., dau. of Dea. 
David and Rebecca (Bailey) Haynes, b. Alexandria, Feb. 27, 
1813 ; d. Alexandria, Apr. 1, 1892, ae. 79-1-4. He d. Alexan- 
dria, July 9, 1877, ae. 6S-8-14. 

CHILDREN 

47. Christianna Melissa, b. Alexandria, Apr. 29, 1841 ; m. Aug. 28, 
1862, William Porter Seavey. He d. Dover, May 22, 1880. Children : 

a. Willis Ambrose, b. Alexandria, July 17, 1863 ; d. Feb. 16, 
1868, ae. 4-6-29. 

b. Weldon Worth, b. Hereford, Canada, Sept. 17, 1865. 

c. Clinton, b. Dover, Apr. 27, 1867. 

d. Leonard, b. D., Jan. 18, 1869. 

e. Minnie May, b. D., Dec. 13, 1871 ; d. Jan. 19, 1872. 

f. Christianna Blanch, b. D., June 15, 1873. 

g. Fred Heyward, b. D., May 24, 1876. 
h. Hale Norwood, b. D., Feb. 7, 1878. 

i. Nelson Stanley, b. D., June 28, 1879. 
j. William Sawyer, b. D., Sept. 24, 1880. 

48. Augustus Ferrin, b. Alexandria, Aug. 7, 1849 ; m. Aug. 25, 1872, 
Laura Young, dau. David, b. Loudon, Jan. 25, 1851. No children. 

(31) Alonzo Cheney, b. Nov. 14, 1807, on the death of his 
mother, was given a home by his uncle, Reuben Kidder, where 
he lived till his m., Dec. 25, 1833, to Theodate Powell. She 
was the dau. of David Powell, and was b. Nov. 25, 1814 ; d. in 
Bristol, Sept. 23, 1864, ae. 49-9-28. He m. May 20, 1866, 
Lydia H. Powell, widow of Rev. David, and dau. Jonathan Fel- 
lows. (See.) Shed. Oct. 21, 1884, ae. 75-7-. He succeeded 
Reuben Kidder on a farm at the base of Bristol Peak. He early 
united with the Methodist church and was for some years a class 
leader. He d. at the home of his daughter, Olive Jane, Apr. 
19, 1886, ae. 78-5-5. 

CHILDREN 

49. Olive Jane, b. Bristol, Jan. 1, 1835; m. Joseph M. Mason. (See.; 

50. Anna Betsey, b. B., June 1, 1840; m. Mar. 17, 1870, Daniel H. 



104 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Ames, and removed to Ashland, where he d. She res. Manchester. 
Children : 

a. Harold D., b. Ashland, May 22, 1880; d. Jan. 26, 1882, ae. 
1-8-4. 

b. Austin Cheney, b. A., June 20, 1883. 

(36) Charles H. R. Cheney, b. Jan. 13, 1827, m. Jan. 18, 
1846, Sarah A. E. Willey, of Lynn, Mass. He left Bristol 
before his marriage, and res. Wakefield, Mass. 

children 

51. Sarah Adelaide, b. Lynn, Mass., Apr. 20, 1847. Res. Wakefield, 
Mass. 

52. George Henry, b. L., Feb. 14, 1849. Res. Wakefield. 

53. Charles Augustus, b. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 3, 1852. Res. Wake- 
field. 

54. Emma Susan, b. L., Dec. 7, 1853. Res. Wakefield. 

55. Clara Annetta, b. Wakefield, Mass., Jan. 19, 1856; d. Dec. 5, 1856. 

(41) John Iy. Cheney, b. Sept. 19 1831, m. July 7, 1853, 
Susan Hardy Jaquith, b. May 2, 1839 ; d. in Bristol, May 6, 
1874, ae. 35-0-4. He was a farmer and lived at No. Bristol; 
d. Lake street, Sept. 17, 1884, ae. 52-11-28. 

CHILDREN 

56. Eugene Jerome, b. Hebron, Feb. 10, 1856; m., 1878, Abbie J. 
Colby of Hill ; (2) Mar. 6, 1891, Georgia A. Peaslee of Concord. 

57. David Oscar, b. Bristol, July 11, 1858 ; m. Feb. 20, 1895, Cora Ida 
Dana of Franklin. Res. West Concord. 

58. Henrietta Ermina, b. B., May 20, 1863; m. Quincy S. Dustin. 

(See.) 

59. Georgianna Grace, b. B., Mar. 3, 1868 ; m. Quincy S. Dustin. 

(See.) 

(44) Moody S. Cheney, b. May 31, 1840, m. July 22, 
1866, Martha E., dau. of Uriel R. and Ann (Conner) Rollins, b. 
Andover, Aug. 13, 1844, and d. Franklin, Aug. 6, 1891, ae. 
46-11-23. Was for many years an employee in Train-Smith 
company's paper-mill. 

children, all born in Bristol 

60. Bertha E., b. June 16, 1874 ; m. Aug. 8, 1893, Bradbury M. Pres- 
cott, Jr., and lives in Franklin. 

61. A. Mamie, b. June 16, 1876 ; m. July 26, 1896, George W. Ham- 
mond, and removed to Brockton, M - ass. 

62. Frank, b. Dec. 22, 1879 ; d - diphtheria, Dec. 30, 1883, ae. 4-0-8. 

(46) Henry D. Cheney, b. Apr. 28, 1846, m. Sarah Eliza- 
beth, dau. of John B. and Hannah Kimball, b. Meredith, 185 1. 
He has been an employee at the Mason-Perkins paper-mill 
nearly 30 years. 

CHILDREN 

63. Emma Frances, b. Bristol, Feb. 11, 1870; m. William Hunt. 
Three children. 

64. Anna Belle, b. B., May 19, 1873 ; d. Sept. 29, 1873. 




Stii.lman Clark, Esq. 



GENEALOGIES — CILLEY 105 

65. George Wesley, b. B., Jan. 11, 1876; m. Nov. 23, 1895, Lena B., 
dau. of Hiram M. Worthley. (See.) 

66. Charles Henry, b. B., June 28, 1879. 

67. Sylvania Maud, b. B., Mar. 6, 1882. 

68. Austin Leon, b. B., Apr., 1886. 

THE CIEEEY FAMILY 

1 . John Mowe Cilley was the son of Charles and Betsey 
(Mowe) Cilley. He was b. in Andover, Feb. 29, 1824, and m. 
in 1862, Snsan Cilley, dau. of Saunders Herbert, b. Nov. 18, 
1833. (See.) He d. in Bristol, Aug., 1865, ae. 41-6-. He 
was a druggist in east-side drug store for ten years previous to 
his death. She m. (2) Aug. 7, 1880, Ebenezer W. Mason. He 
was b. in Hill, in 1819, where he spent his life as a farmer and 
where he d. Feb. 12, 1898, ae. 79 years; she d. Hill, May 15, 
1889, ae. 55-5-27- 

CHILD 

2. George Herbert, b. Bristol, May 15, 1864 ; m. Dec. 13, 1886, Ida 
A., dau. of Charles E. Currier, b. Andover, Sept. 29, 1864 He was a 
farmer in Hill till 1901, since then a farmer in Concord. Children : 

a. Roy Currier, b. Hill, July 3, 1892. 

b. Leon David, b. H., Jan. 13, 1895. 

THE CLARK FAMILIES 

1. Stillman Clark is the son of Jonathan and Matilda 
(Gale) Clark, and a grandson of Jonathan Clark, one of the 
first settlers of Danbury, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. 
He was b. Nov. 20, 1833, in Dickinson, N. Y. School teacher 
10 years. He m., July 4, 1866, Frances H., dau. of Richard 
W. and Eleanor (Currier) Stuart, b. Danbury, July 11, 184 1. 
He read law with Hon. Samuel K. Mason in Bristol, i862-'o4, 
and was assistant postmaster. Served on quota of Bristol in 
Civil war. (See Roll of Honor.) Admitted to bar, May, '66. 
Removed to Danbury, where he was postmaster 16 years from 
July, '66, and merchant. Now insurance agent and farmer. 
Mason, Granger, G. A. R. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mabel Florence, b. Danbury, Mar. 3, 1867 ; d. Nov. 27, 1872, ae. 

5-8-24. 

3. Eva Jane, b. D., July 14, 1868; m. Arthur C. Brown. (See.) 

4. Helen Ervilla, b. D., Dec. 29, 1871 ; d. Nov. 22, 1873, ae. 1-10-23. 

5. Ida May, b. D., Nov. 8, 1878. 

6. Annie Garfield, b. D., July 22, 1881. 



1. Samuel Marshall Clark, son of Samuel and Mrs. Man- 
Ann (Arms) (Fleer) Clark, was b. Alexandria, Oct. 24, 1855. 



106 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

He m., May 6, 1891, May F., dau. of John C. Heath, b. Mar. 
23, 1868, in Andover. (See.) A resident of Bristol since 1897. 
Woodworker, Odd Fellow, Republican. No children. 



1. Irvin M. Clark is the son of Mrs. Mary Etta Thurston. 
He was b. May 26, 1875, in Alexandria, and m., Aug. 1, 1896, 
Harriet A., dau. of Charles H. and Mary A. (Phillips) Tenney, 
b. Alexandria, Feb. 3, 1878. He is a laborer in Bristol. Odd 
Fellow, K. of P. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Beatrice, b. Bristol, Dec. 17, 1896. 

3. Cora Nettie, b. B., Nov. 21, 1898.' 

THE CLAY FAMILY 

1. Caleb Long Clay, son of William and Betsey (Long) 
Clay, was b. Salisbury, Mar. 26, 1824. Jan. 15, 1851, he m. 
Mary Emery, dau. of Joseph, b. Andover, Jan. 18, 1822, and d. 
Plymouth, Nov. 20, 1854, ae. 32-10-2. He m. Dec. 26, 1855, 
Jane, dau. of Aaron Stearns, b. Plymouth, June 1, 1823 ; d. 
Bristol, Mar. 11, 1900, ae. 76-9-10. He settled in the Nelson 
neighborhood, Bristol, in 1855. Buildings struck by lightning 
and destroyed by fire July, 1884, and in October, following, he 
removed to a farm on the New Hampton side of Pemigewasset. 
This farm he sold in April, 1895, and returned to Bristol, resid- 
ing on No. Main street till death of his wife, when he went to 
East Andover to reside with his daughter. Official member of 
Methodist church, Democrat, served as selectman. 

child 

2. Mary Helen, b. Plymouth, Nov. 5, 1854; m. Dec. 21, 1880, John 
G. Bailey, res. East Andover. 

Amanda Stearns, a sister of Mrs. Clay, made her home in Mr. 
Clay's family and there d. Dec. 6, 1894, ae. 63-9-0. 

THE CLEMENT FAMILY 

1. Alphonso Clement, the son of Joseph and Mehitable 
(Evans) Clement was b. Moultonboro, July 8, 1835. Hem., 
Nov. 26, 1857, Clara A., dau. of John A. and Polly (Adams) 
Berry, b. Moultonboro, Apr. 8, 1832. Res. in Meredith till 
spring of 1868, when he came to Bristol. He built and resided 
in residence now owned and occupied by Chas. W. Fling on 
Union street. Removed to Plymouth in 1878; to Somerville, 
Mass., in 1884 ; was blacksmith. He d. Nov. 19, 1900, ae. 65- 
4-1 1. Family res. Somerville, Mass. 



GENEALOGIES — CLEVELAND 107 

CHILDREN 

2. Elizabeth Frances, is a teacher in Sornerville. 

3. Laura May, m. in 1893, Walter H. Russell, of Boston. Res. Blue 
Hill, Maine. 

THE CLEVELAND FAMILY 

1. John Cleveland was in Bristol as early as 1779. He 
settled next above the Hall farm, his cabin being on the west 
side of the highway. He was deputy sheriff for some years. 
He was of Scotch descent, the son of John and Betsey (Downer) 
Cleveland, and was b. Aug. 13 (19), 1764. Tradition says he 
came from Connecticut with his sister who m. Jonathan Ingalls. 
Hem., Oct. 10, 1786, Sarah, dau. of John Kidder. (See.) He 
d. June 6, 1809, ae. 44-9-23, and his wife made her home in the 
family of Reuben Kidder, and with her dau., Betsey, at No. 
Bristol. Methodists. 

children, all born Bristol 

2. Betsey, b. Nov. 9, 1787. Unm. 

#3. Downer, b. Aug. 25, 1792. 

4. John, b. Mar. 20, 1795, went to Cleveland, Ohio. 
#5. Smith, b. Apr. 5, 1798. 

6. Moses, b. July 9, 1802, removed to Bath, where he m. Mary 
Hunt. In 1836, removed to Littleton where he d. Four children. 

7. Sally, b. Apr. 3, 1805 ; in. — Fisk, and d. in Bath. 

(3) Downer Cleveland, b. Aug. 25, 1792, m. Ruth Par- 
ker, b. Jan. 30, 1802. They removed to Alden, N. Y., where 
he d., Oct. 24, 1851, ae. 59-1-29. She d. Lake Mills, Wis., 
Mar. 24, 1892, ae. 90-1-24. 

children 

8. Ruth Lorette, b. Lester, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1821 ; m. Whitney. 

9. John Downer, b. L-, Feb. 11, 1824; m. Oct. 17, 1853, Cornelia 
Ferguson, b. May 11, 1834; d. Feb. 12, 1857, ae. 22-9-1. He m. (2) July 
20, 1859, Nancy Jarvis, b. Dec. 14, 1835. 

10. Sarah Sophia, b. Apr. 15. 1826, at Clarence, N. Y.; m. Tows- 
ley. 

11. Washburn Parker, b. C, Apr. 8, 1828; d. Oct. 19, 1872, at Lake 
Mills, Wis., ae. 44-6-1 1. 

12. Rhodes Mortimer, b. C, Feb. 8, 1831 ; d. Nov. 20, 1891, at Osage, 
Iowa, ae. 60-9-12. 

13. Josephine Betsey, b. Alden, N. Y., Mar. 12, 1835 ; d. Monroe, 
Mich., Feb. 24, 1861, ae 25-1 1-1 2. 

14. Mary Frances, b. A., Dec. 22, 1838; m. Hoyt. 

(5) Smith Cleveland, b. Apr. 5, 1798, m. Oct. 27, 1822, 
Hannah, dau. of William and Mary Campbell, b. New York 
city, Dec. 25, 1806; d. Hailesboro, N. Y., May 4, 1872, ae. 65- 
4-9. He d. Spragueville, N. Y., July 6, 1877, ae - 79 _ 3 _I - 

children 

15. Sally Ann, b. Jan. 5, 1824; m. Jehial Carpenter; d. Mar., 1858, ae. 
34-2 L - 



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16. Mary Jane, b. Feb. I, 1827 ; m. Oct. 27, 1848, Benjamin Cross ; d. 
June, 1884, ae. 57-4-. 

17. William Downer, b. July 3, 1829 ; m. Oct., 1855, Louise Rolph. P. 
O., Gouverneur, N. Y. 

18. Smith Darius, b. Mar. 22, 1832 ; d. Oct. 15, 1857, ae. 25-6-23. 

19. Margaret Maria, b. Oct. 10, 1834 ; m Mar. 3, 1858, Victory Kitts ; 
d. Oct. 17, 1878, ae. 44-0-7. 

20. Caroline Eliza, b. Mar. 9, 1837 ; m. July 3, 1858, Louis Collins. 
P. O., Hailesboro, N. Y, 

21. Benjamin Dwane, b. Apr. 21, 1841 ; d. Oct. — , 1846, ae. 5-6-. 

22. Delia Amelia, b. Feb. 15, 1847 ; m. Mar. 28, 1871, Jay F. Hodg- 
kins. P. O., Gouverneur, N. Y. Children : 

a. Nora May, b. Jan. 10, 1872 ; d. Mar. 29, 1897, ae. 25-2-19. 

b. Blanche Adeen, b. Apr. 3, 1875. 

THE CLIFFORD FAMILY 

1. George Washington Clifford, son of Isaac and Sally 
(Somes) Clifford, was b. Alexandria, Feb. 22, 1823. He m., 
Mar. 8, 1845, Sally E., dau. of Moses Atwood, b. Oct. 18, 1825. 
(See.) He was a carpenter and farmer in Bristol, 1 864-' 82, 
most of this time residing on farm on New Chester mountain, 
where she d. June 8, 1880, ae. 54-7-20. He d. Melrose, Mass., 
July 27, 1890, ae. 67-5-5. Methodists. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ida F., b. Alexandria, June 1, 1846; d. Sept. 22, 1864, ae. 18-3-21. 

3. Ellen F., b. A., Dec. 9, 1848; m. Scott C. Rowell. He d. Dec. 8, 
1868, ae. 24-6-24; she d. Apr. 1, 1869, ae. 20-3-22. 

4. Clara Frances, b. A., Mar. 24, 1851 ; m. Albert C. Wescott. 

5. Mary Etta, b. A., July 6, 1852 ; m. Theodore L. Carleton. (See. ) 

6. Emma Eliza, b. A., Jan. 11, 1854; m. Oct. 12, 1872, Hosea L. Hil- 
liard, son of George R. and Harriet G. Hilliard, b. New Hampton, Sept. 
6, 1849. They res. Deering Center. Children : 

a. Son, b. Bristol, May 11, 1873 ; d. May 12, 1873. 

b. Millie Leona, b. Epsom, Sept. 22, 1879 ; m. Frank R. Hil- 
liard, Jan. 4, 1897, and d. Oct. 13, 1901, ae. 22-0-21. He res. Pitts- 
field. 

c. Ruth Clifford, b. E., Mar. 27, 1892. 

d. Merton Brown, b. E., Oct. 30, 1896; d. Feb. 22, 1902, ae. 
5-3-22. 

7. Daughter, b. and d. June 1, 1857. 

8. Frank Edwin, b. A., May 5, 1859; m. July 4, 1882, Dora M., dau. 
of Gilman D. Laney. (See.) She res. Maiden, Mass. Children: 

a. Frank Eldridge, d. 

b. Karl Eugene, b. Manchester, Jan. 11, 1886. 

c. Helen M., b. Maiden, Aug. 13, 1891. 

9. Sarah Jane, b. A., Feb. 1, 1862 ; d. Mar. 12, 1862. 

10. Minnie Lee, b. Bristol, Mar. 13, 1865 ; m. June 13, 1888, Frank E. 
Kcniston, son of Joseph F., b. July 31, 1863 ; d. Apr. 6, 1889, in Andover, 
ae. 25-8-5. Dec. 15, 1891, she m. George Linton Atwood, son of Joel. 
Res. Maiden, Mass. Children : 

a. Joel Clifford, b. Nov. 6, 1894. 

b. Louis Linton, b. Sept. 21, 1900. 

11. Hattie Ida, b. Bristol, Mar. 25, 1867 ; d. Bristol, Sept., 1867. 



GENEALOGIES — CLOUGH 109 

THE CLOUGH FAMILIES 

1 . John Clough came from Sandown in the early years of 
the 19th century and settled on the farm later known as the town 
farm. He m. Mehitable Ingalls, probably a relative of Jonathan 
Ingalls, of whom he purchased the farm. The family were 
zealous Methodists. He was a trustee of the church in 18 14. 
He was a drover and bought cattle for Ichabod C. Bartlett and 
drove them to market. His name last appears on the inventory 
of Bristol in 1822. Tradition says he went to East Concord, and 
from there, back to Sandown, where he.d. 

children 

2. Moses, was a merchant in Concord. 

3. Phebe Muzzey, b. Sandown, Sept. 18, 1794; m. Amos Sleeper. 
(See.) 

4. Mehitable, m. Rev. J. C. Cromack, a Methodist clergyman. 

5. Betsey, m Samuel Ingalls, and removed to South Newmarket. 

6. Polly. 7. Sally. 
A John Clough, Jr., was taxed in 1821. 



i. Benjamin Clough, b. Gilmanton, Dec. 2, 1809, m. Oct. 
!3» I S33t Caroline Carter, dau. of Jerahmeel Bowers. (See.) 
They were both deaf and dumb. The marriage ceremony was 
performed by Rev. John S. Winter, of Bristol, being repeated 
in the sign language by her sister, Alsa. After a short resi- 
dence in Tilton, they located at No. Bristol, where he became a 
manufacturer of furniture. His place of business was on the 
north side of the highway, east of the bridge over the west 
channel of the river, and his residence on the south side of the 
road. They left town about 1845 ; he went to the gold fields of 
California and later to Australia. He d. Natick, Mass., Oct. 
31, 1871, ae. 61-10-29. 

children 

2. Laura Maria, b. Tilton, Nov. 25, 1834. Res. Natick. Unm. 
#3. James McQuestion, b. Bristol, Aug. 19, 1836. 

4. Martha Ann, b. B., Feb. 6, 1839 ; m. Feb. 6, 1866, Henry F. Felch, 
b. Natick, Mar. 18, 1839, who served as captain in Co. I, 39th Mass. Vols, 
in the Civil war. Res. Natick. Children : 

a. Harry, b. Mar. 3, 1867. 

b. Mattie K., b. Nov. 12, 1869; m. Feb., 1898, William B. Pratt. 
#5. William Henry Harrison, b. B., Jan. 27, 1841. 

6. George Franklin, b. Manchester, Oct. 3, 1846; d. 1847. 

7. Clarence Bradford, b. Natick, Aug. 28, 1855; d. 1856. 

(3) James M. Clough, b. Aug. 19, 1836, m. May 15, 
1858, Mary, dau. of Francis C. and Bridget (Carrol) Conlin, 
b. Ireland, May 15, 1837. They reside Natick. 



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CHILDREN 



8. James Ellsworth, b. July 6, i86r. 

9. Harry Wasson, b. Dec. 24, 1863. 

10. George McClellan, b. Mar. 14, 1866. 

11. Frederick Howard, b. July 21, 1868. 

12. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1870; d. Mar. 26, 1892, ae. 21-7-0. 

13. Benjamin Franklin, b. Aug. 11, 1872. 

14. Clarence Bradford, b. Jan. 26, 1875 '■> d. June 20, 1879, ae. 4-4-24. 

15. Walter Henry, b. May 9, 1878. 

16. Lester Irvin, b. Mar. 13, 1881. 

(5) William H. H. Clough, b. Jan. 27, 1841, m. in 1862, 
Rebecca Stearns, dau. of Thomas, b. Sudbury, Mass., Feb. 6, 
1 84 1. They live in Natick. 

CHILDREN 

17. Annie Laurie, b. Saxonville, Mass., Dec. 25, 1862; d. Feb. 4, 1863. 

18. Alice Florence, b. Natick, Sept. 6, 1868; m. William S. Willis, 
June 28, 1888. Res. 6,216 Madison Ave., Chicago, 111. 

19. Sidney Stearns, b. N., Oct. 24, 1869; d. Feb. 2, 1870. 

20. Jessie Marion, b. N., Dec. 1, 1872 ; d. Apr., 1873. 

21. William Irving, b. N., Apr. 15, 1877. Is a carpet designer in 
Natick. 

THE COLBY FAMILY 

1 . Stephen Nelson Colby is the son of Moody and Sarah 
(Arnold) Colby, and was b. Hampstead, Apr. 18, 1823. Dec. 26, 
1854, he m. Adeline Marie, dau. of Thomas and Dorothy (Hoyt) 
Robie, b. Sept. 26, 1835, in Raymond. They have been resi- 
dents of Bristol since 1865. Laborer, Democrat, Methodist. 

child 

2. Lisette Sophronia, b. Fremont, Mar. 9, 1856; m. Quincy A. 
Ballou. (See.) 



THE COLE FAMILIES 

1. Rev. Otis Cole is the son of Joshua and Amanda 
(Hinds) Cole. He was b. Stark, Dec. 25, 1832, and m. Sept. 
22, 1858, Lucy Jane, dau. Henry B. and Harriet (Brown) Skin- 
ner, b. East Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 26, 1838. He is a clergy- 
man of the Methodist Episcopal church ; was pastor of the Bristol 
M. E. church four 3'ears from spring of 1887. He united with 
the New Hampshire Conference in 1865, and has continued a 
member till now, with the exception of two years, when he was 
a member of the Tennessee Conference and a teacher in the 
Central Tennessee College. He has filled nine appointments in 
the New Hampshire Conference. He is a man of superior 
attainments, unusual devotion to his work and an eloquent 
divine. 



GENEALOGIES — CONNER III 



CHILDREN 



2. Harry Joshua, b. Spencer, Mass., Aug. 15, 1859; m. Apr. 20, 1887, 
Bessie P. Garland, who d. Aug. 3, 1897. He is a practicing lawyer in 
Haverhill, Mass. Children : 

a. Margaret Frances, deceased. b. Arthur Harrison. 

c. Luella Winnifred. d. Helen Edith, deceased. 

3. Mary Helena, b. Spencer, Mass., Nov. 12, i860; unin. House- 
keeper for her brother. 



1. Samuel Cole, b. in Methuen, Mass., m. Sarah Phelps, 
and was a farmer in Alexandria. She d. Feb. 26, 1861, ae. 67, 
after which he res. in Bristol, where he d. Dec. 20, 1873, ae. 
83-4-. He was a Methodist of the olden type. He had a 
family of several children. 

One child was 

2. Sylvanus, b. Alexandria, May 18, 1836; m. Lucretia Elizabeth, 
dau. of Nathan and Sarah (Crosby) Moore, b. Hebron, Dec. 22, 1839. He 
was a farmer in Alexandria; a teamster in Bristol, i867-'75, and in St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., i875~'88; since which time has res. Stoneham, Mass. 
Night watchman and clerk. Children : 

a. Onie Etta (adopted), d. Mar. 29, 1902, ae. 34. 

b. Frank Raymond (adopted), b. Boston, Oct. 10, 1888; d. Aug. 
14, 1902, ae. 13-10-4. 

c. Adrian Foster Moore (given a home), b. Groton, Nov. 20, 
1872. 

d. Willie Cole Moore (given a home), b. G., July 16, 1874. 

THE CONNER FAMILY 

1. John Smith Conner, son of Charles E. and Louise A. 
(Chessman) Conner, was b. Lancaster, Feb. 19, 1856. He m., 
July 6, 1881, Ann Minot, dau. of Gustavus Bartlett. (See.) 
She d. Bristol, June 6, 1893, ae. 43-9-29. He m., Nov. 13, 
1895, Martha R., dau. of Ichabod C. Bartlett. (See.) He was 
a clerk in Cyrus Taylor's store, i878-'79 ; in clothing business 
with Mr. Taylor, in White's block, for three years, under the 
firm name of Conner & Co., and again clerk for Mr. Taylor one 
year, when he purchased the country store on Lake street and 
did a large business till June 1, 1900, when he sold to Fred E. 
Noyes. No children. Now lives in Bristol. 

THE CONNOR FAMILY 

1 . John Rollins Connor is the son of James and Hannah 
(Beale) Connor, b. Andover, Oct. 13, 1840. He is a descendant 
of the fourth generation from Simeon Connor, the third settler 
in the town of Andover. He is descended on his mother's side 
from Dea. Enoch Robinson, who was captain of a company of 



112 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

militia in Attleboro, Mass., and marched his company to Bos- 
ton, on receiving the news of the battle of Lexington. The son 
of Dea. Enoch was Otis Robinson, the great-grandfather of John 
R. Connor, who entered the Revolutionary army at the age of 
14, and was later the second pastor of the First Baptist church 
in Salisbury. John R. was a farmer in Illinois three years ; 
was stone mason and bridge builder for the Northern railroad 
seven years, and station agent at Andover two years till August, 
1877, when he became station agent at Bristol; resigned Nov., 
1890, and has since been assistant agent. He is a Mason and a 
Republican. Has served six years as supervisor of the check- 
list and five years as selectman. He m., Mar. 1, 1862, Lydia 
Frances, dau. of Eben P. and Mary (Tucker) Yeaton, b. in 
Dover, Feb. 15, 1844. 

children 

2. Carrie Ellen, b. Kickapoo, 111., June 27, 1862; d. Bristol, Sept. 
21, 1900, ae. 38-2-24. 

3. Mary Isabel, b. Andover, Sept. 21, 1864; d. July 17, 1866, ae. 
1-9-26. 

4. John Fred, b. A., July 27, 1866 ; d. Sept. 2, 1868, ae. 2-1-5. 

5. Charles Eben, b. A., Nov. 26 1868; d. June 8, 1872, ae. 3-6-12. 

6. John Albert, b. A., Nov. 24, 1875. 

7. Lou Frances, b. Bristol, June 21, 1879; m. May 25, 1901, William 
H. McKenzie. They res. Natick, Mass. 

THE COOLIDGE FAMILY 

1. Charles Wesley Coolidge is the son of Rev. John Wes- 
ley and Nancy (Merriam) Coolidge. He was b. Sept. 14, 1852, 
in Leominster, Mass. Feb. 7, 1877, he m. Kate Lucy, dau. of 
Cephus and Eliza (Price) Brown, b. Independence, Ohio, Dec. 
13, 1857. Her father was in the U. S. Navy previous to the 
Mexican war, and carried for life the scar of a wound on the 
neck received from a poisoned arrow fired by a native in South 
America. He served in Maj. Ringold's battery in the Mexican 
war and was near him when he was killed at Palo Alto. Charles 
W. studied dentistry in Boston, and one year in Harvard Den- 
tal college. He practiced in Leominster, Mass., two years, 
i875-'76; was admitted a member of the New Hampshire Den- 
tal Society in June, 1879, being the fourth man to pass an 
examination. He has practiced in Antrim, Hancock, Hillsboro 
Bridge, and in Bristol. He res. on the New Hampton side of 
the Pemigewasset. He served five years in Platoon B of Capt. 
Piper's Battery at Hancock; and commanded Train Rifles at 
Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles Wesley, b. Hancock, Sept. 22, 1877 ; graduated from 
Simonds High school at Warner, in June, 1894 ; enlisted May 13, 1898, in 



GENEALOGIES — CORLISS 113 

First Regt. N. H. Vols., war with Spain, and went south with his regi- 
ment. In July, 1898, was on duty at Maj. Tetley's recruiting office, Con- 
cord ; returned to his regiment and promoted corporal ; discharged Nov. 
1, 1898. Is a speculator and broker at No. Londonderry. 

3. Eugene Leslie, b. Hillsboro, June r5, 1879 ; m. Jan. 14, 1903, 
Leuora May, dau. Leroy C. and Abbie B. (Couch) Stevens, b. Warner, 
Nov. 10, 1876. Assistant dentist. Address, Bristol. 

4. Helen Kate, b. Bristol, Apr. 22, 1881 ; killed May 23, 1881, by a 
cupboard falling upon her. 

5. Jessie May (adopted), b. Maine, Oct. 12, 1882; d. Sept. 10, 1884, 
ae. 1-10-28. 

6. Donna Brown, b. Bristol, Nov. 22, 1884. 

7. Dora Gordon, b. New Hampton, Feb. 19, 1888. 



i. John Wesley Coolidge, a brother of Charles W., above, 
was b. Leominster, Mass., Dec. 16, 1864. He m., Apr. 22, 
1886, Ida Elizabeth, dau. of Warner C. and Lorenzo Viola 
(Hayward) Goodhue, b. Hancock, May 31, 1868, and d. Han- 
cock, May 6, 1895, ae. 26-11-5. Hem., Nov. 12, 1898, Florence 
Cynthia, dau. of Henry Ward and Nellie (Beckwith) Ware, b. 
May 11, 1877. Since Apr., 1901, has been a practicing physi- 
cian in Bristol. (See Physicians.) 

CHILDREN 

2. Francis Wilbur, b. Dec. 13, 1889; d. Dec. 16, 1889. 

3. Ruth, b. Nov. 5, d. Nov. 8, 1895. 

4. Eleanor, b. Bristol, Jan. 6, 1903. 



THE CORLISS FAMILY 

1. Rev. Cyrus LeRoy Corliss is the son of George H. and 
Eva Gertrude (Harvey) Corliss, and was b. in Plymouth, Mar. 
22, 1876. His grandfather was Gen. Cyrus Corliss of Plymouth. 
June 24, 1903, he m. Gertrude Violet, dau. of Otis W. and 
Agnes R. Potter, b. Mar. 15, 1883, at Charlestown, Mass. She 
graduated from the Melrose School of Music, taking a special 
course on the violin. He graduated from Wesley an Univer- 
sity in 1900, and was one year in the School of Theology, Bos- 
ton University. He was pastor of the Methodist church at 
Lakeport, i90i-'o2, and commenced his labors in Bristol as pas- 
tor of the Methodist church in April, 1903. 



THE CORSER FAMILY 

1. John Corser was a tax-payer in Bristol, i839~'45. He 
m., Mar. 21, 1838, Marianne A., dau. of Brackett L. Greenough 
(See), b. Apr. 18, 1818. He was associated with his father-in- 
law in the operation of mills. They had at least one 

8 



114 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILD 

2. Norman D., b. Bristol, Aug. 24, 1843. He served in Co. C, 5th 
Regt., and was wounded at Fair Oaks and at Cold Harbor. (See Roll of 
Honor.) He m., Oct. 8, 1866, Emma E., dau. of Horace and Emma 
(Boothe) Sessions, b. Lebanon, June 7, 1842. Children : 

a. Lillian G., b. Apr. 9, 1870. 

b. Harry E., b. Aug. 13, 1871. 

c. Herbert H., b. July 17, 1872 ; d. Feb. 22, 1887, ae. 14-7-5. 

d. Mary F., b. June 5, 1880. 

THE COX FAMILY 

1. Caleb Cox, son of John and Mary Brown (Smyth) Cox, 
was b. Holderness, Aug. 21, 1810. He m., July 8, 1841, Caro- 
line, dau. of Capt. Thomas and Miriam (Cox) Cox, b. Holder- 
ness, July 31, 1 82 1. Caleb Cox was a farmer and drover. He 
represented Holderness in the legislatures of 1851 and '52 ; was 
selectman twelve years, and was recruiting officer for the town 
during the Civil war. Both he and his wife were lifelong mem- 
bers of the Free Baptist church. They removed to Bristol 
about 1883, where he d. Oct. 17, 1887, ae. 77-1-26. Mrs. Cox 
is living in Meredith. 

children 

2. Winfield Scott, b. Holderness, Nov. 20, 1842 ; m. June 5, 1869, 
Sarah L- Perkins, and res. Center Harbor. Farmer. Has been deputy 
sheriff and trader. No children. 

3. Mary Abbie, b. H., Mar. 28, 1849; d. Jan. 29, 1851, ae. 1-10-1. 

4. Carrie Ella, b. H., May 31, 1853; d. Oct. 28, 1876, ae. 23-4-27. 

5. Wilmer Caleb, b. H., June 24, 1858 ; m. Mar. 5, 1882, Emma Maria, 
dau. John C. and Maria (Mason) Avery, b. Meredith, Dec. 9, 1863. They 
came to Bristol in Mar., 1883. After working one year in a paper-mill, he 
entered the store of Hon. Cyrus Taylor as clerk, where he remained six 
years. He then entered the clothing store of Charles H. Dickinson, 
where he has remained, with the exception of a year and a half at Mere- 
dith and Newbury, Vt., till the present time. He is a past master of 
Union Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and a prominent Republican. He repre- 
sented Bristol in the legislature of 1901. No children. 

THE CRAWFORD FAMILIES 

1. The Crawfords are of Scottish descent. The name of 
Thomas Crawford appears in Hampstead as early as Jan. 1, 
1743, when it was attached to a petition to "His Majesties 
Council and House of Representatives." In a muster roll of 
Capt. Abraham Parry's company, raised for the Crown Point 
expedition in 1756, is found the name of Thomas Crawford, of 
Hampstead. In 1764, his name appears as one of the signers of 
an agreement "to Settle the Long and unhappy Dispute that 
has Subsisted under the said freeholders of Hampstead that Set- 
tled under the Haverhill and Amesbury Titles ; and the Propri- 
etors of Kingston or Clamers under them." This is evidently 



GENEALOGIES — CRAWFORD 1 1 5 

the " Thomas Crawford, of Hampstead," who settled in what is 
now Bridgewater, in 1768. His son, 

2. Thomas Crawford, later Colonel, had preceded him and 
was the first settler within the present limits of that town. 
June 21, 1766, when only nineteen years of age, he purchased 
400 acres of land in Bridgewater, and soon after settled on L,ot 
9, First Division, now the farm of Sherman S. Fletcher. His log 
•cabin stood a few rods west of the buildings now standing. One 
hundred years ago, and a little later, the Crawfords of Bridge- 
water were very numerous. Ezra Crawford, Capt. Jonathan 
Crawford, Robert Crawford, and John Crawford had large fami- 
lies, but the name disappeared from the town records many 
years ago. Col. Thomas Crawford had a family, but the most 
persistent efforts, continued through several years, have failed 
to discover more than fragments of a genealogy. It ap- 
pears from the town records that "Thomas Crawford, Jr., 
married, Nov. 21, 181 1, Mrs. Polly Peaslee." This was prob- 
ably a son of Col. Crawford. Thomas Crawford, Jr., had at 
least two children : Jane, b. Jan. 5, 1812, and William, b. June 
20, 1 8 13. Tradition says that the Crawfords of Bridgewater 
settled Crawfordville, Ind.; but all efforts to obtain information 
from Crawfords now living there have been fruitless. 

Col. Thomas Crawford, as appears from dates given at the 
time of his enlistment in the continental army, was b. about 
1749, probably in Hampstead. He enlisted from New Chester, 
July 11, 1775, and served as sergeant in Capt. Osgood's com- 
pany of Rangers in the Northern army, and was discharged in 
December, following. In June, 1776, he was member of the 
committee of safety of New Chester, and signed a petition to 
the "Colony Committee" for arms and ammunition for local 
defense. In the Bennington campaign he served as sergeant 
major in Col. David Hobart's regiment. After the war he is 
said to have commanded the regiment of local militia. He 
served as moderator of the annual town meeting in New Ches- 
ter, two years ; as selectman of New Chester, 1 1 years, and 
subsequently of Bridgewater, 15 years. He served 21 years as 
town clerk of Bridgewater, and four years as treasurer. He 
represented his district or town (See Political History) in the 
legislature 13 times, first in 1787, and last in 1806. In 1791, 
he was given a seat contested by "Mr. Shattuck." He rep- 
resented his district in the convention that convened at Exeter, 
Feb. 13, 1788, to ratify the constitution of the United States ; 
and in the convention that convened at Concord, Sept. 7, 1791. 
He served as justice of the peace many years. He was one of 
the leaders of the house of representatives ; was at the head of 
some of the most important committees, and frequently served 
on special committees. He was evidently one of the pro- 
gressive men of his day, and his vote is recorded as in favor 



Il6 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

of such measures as the establishment of post-routes and 
liberal pay for the post-riders. He did not hesitate to pro- 
test against allowing the president of the state to fill the 
office of district judge of the Federal court. He voted against 
lotteries, and against a grant of land to Rev. Jeremy Belknap as 
compensation for writing the History of Nezv Hampshire, and 
against allowing each member of the House a copy of the 
history when printed. 

Col. Crawford was largely influential in securing the incor- 
poration of the town of Bridgewater, and he was designated to 
call the first town meeting. In manner, Col. Crawford was a 
rough diamond even for his day. Tradition says that on one 
occasion he sold 40 acres of land to procure means to attend the 
general court. He made his trips to the sessions of the legisla- 
ture on horseback, with food for himself in his saddle-bags, and 
for his horse in a bundle behind him. 



1. The earliest known ancestor of the Alexandria Craw- 
fords was William Crawford, who came to America in company 
with his father-in-law, Robert Graham. Tradition says that his 
son, Robert, then two years old, came with them. They settled 
in Chester. This son was 

2. Captain Robert Crawford, who was also a resident of 
Sandown. July 13, 1780, he gave his son, William, a deed of 
276 acres of land in what is now the east part of Hebron and 
west part of Plymouth. Robert m. (1) Joanna Sanborn, (2) Jane 
Templeton, who d. July 10, 1833, ae. 91. He d. Sept. 6, 1791, 
ae. 68. He had ten children, of whom the second was 

3. William, b. Mar. 1, 1759. He settled on the land 
above mentioned in 1782, and about 1798 exchanged this land 
with Dea. Zebulon Ferrin for land in Alexandria. In going to 
his new possessions he moved his goods across the lake in boats, 
because there were no roads between these two points. He m., 
in 1786, Joanna Melvin, who d. in 1822 ; he d. Oct. 19, 1837, 
ae. 78-7-18. He had ten children, among whom were : 

#4. William, b. Plymouth, Oct. 25, 1789. 

5. Susan C, b. P.; m. Kelly. (Mother of Joseph D. Kelly, 

See.) 

6. Sally, b. Alexandria, July 29, 1801 ; m. Abbott Lovejoy. (See.) 

(4) Col. William Crawford, b. Oct. 25, 1789, m. Joanna, 
dau. of Moses Sleeper (See), b. Bristol, Oct. 5, 1801. He was 
a trader and farmer and accumulated a competence at what is 
known as Crawford's Corner in Alexandria, where he d. Apr. 
8, 1851, ae. 61-5-13. She d. Alexandria, Apr. 25, 1864, ae. 
62-6-2C. 



GENEALOGIES — CRAWFORD 1 1 7 

children, all born in Alexandria 

7. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 10, 1826 ; m. in October, 1850, George G. 
Hoyt, and d. Meredith, March, 1887, ae. 61. 
#8. George Teuipletou, b. Dec. 20, 1828. 

9. Charles Wilson, b. Apr. 8, 1831 ; d. in Iowa, July 28, 1855, ae. 
24-3-20. 

10. Laura Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1833; d. Mar. 31, 1836, ae 2-7-26. 

11. Luther E., b. July 13, 1835 ; d. Aug. 29, 1836, ae. 1-1-16. 

12. Anna, b. May 22, 1837; m. Woodbury Sleeper. (See.) 

13. Almira E., b. Dec. 22, 1843 > m - Kendrick S. Bullock, and d. 
Feb. 3, 1889, ae. 45-1-11. 

(8) George T. Crawford, b. Dec. 20, 1828, was educated 
at Hebron acadeni) T , Tilton seminary, and Proctor academy, 
Andover. He m. June 29, 185 1, Hannah, the adopted dau. 
of William and Mary (Pattee) Simonds, b. Pawtucket, R. I., 
in January, 1831. He settled in Bristol in 1866, and was for 
ten years engaged in the flour and grain business on Central 
street, where are now Clarence N. Merrill & Son. He is 
an Odd Fellow, and was formerly one of the leading Demo- 
cratic politicians of the state. He was a member of the 
legislature from Alexandria in 1854 and 1856. In Bristol 
he served two years as selectman, and three years as super- 
intending school committee. He was two years treasurer of 
the county and served six years as county commissioner. He 
removed to Boston in 1880, where he has since resided. He 
was for some years connected with the New Hampshire Land 
company in the purchase and control of large tracts of land in 
New Hampshire and Maine, and for ten years held the position 
of timber land agent of the Fall Mountain and Winnipesaukee 
Paper companies. He is now associated with his son under the 
firm name of G. T. & C. L,. Crawford, timber land experts, Bos- 
ton, and in this connection has been engaged in examining and 
reporting upon large tracts of timber land in the Provinces of 
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland 
and Labrador, as well as in New York and the New England 
states. Mr. Crawford has also been somewhat prominent in 
forestry matters in New Hampshire, and has at various times 
written articles for publication on the subject. He is a member 
of the Massachusetts Forestry Association. 

CHILDREN 

14. William George, b. Alexandria, Mar. 12, 1852; m. Nov., 1882, 
Harriet E. Gurdy, dau. Joel. (See.) They res. in Boston. Child : 

a. Robert Leslie, b. Aug. 12, 1887. 

15. Mary Emma, b. A., Sept. 30, 1854. Res. in Boston. Unm. 

16. Charles Louis, b. Sherbrooke, P. Q., Feb. 9, 1862. He m. Shuah 
Mansfield Towle, dau. Royal Mansfield, b. in Milford, Sept. 22, 1861. No 
children. He is associated with his father as above. 

17. Alice Isabel, b. A., May 7, 1864. Res. in Boston. Unm. 

18. Caroline Maud, b. A., July 29, 1866; m. Apr. 26, 1893, George 

Sa 



Il8 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Henry Trask, son of John Heminway and Mary Trask, b. Rochester, Vt., 
Sept. 22, 1864. They reside in Rochester, Vt. Children : 

a. John Crawford, b. Rochester, Vt., Apr. 2, 1896. 

b. Margaret, b. R., Mar. 4, 1898. 

19. Helen Gertrude, b. Bristol, July 13, 1868. Res. in Boston. Unm. 

20. Luther, b. B., Aug. 2, 1869 ; d. Nov. 9, 1869. 

THE CROCKETT FAMILY 

1. Thomas Crockett was a resident of Kittery, Me., in 
1648, and of York, Me., in 1652. 

2. John Crockett, a descendant of Thomas, was b. June 
28, 1739, m. Mary Eane, Oct. 26, 1762. They lived in Hamp- 
ton or Stratham. He d. Mar. 1.5, 1817, ae. 77-8-17. She d. 
Sept. 18, 1792, ae. 48-2-. They had seven children, one of 
whom was 

3. Ephraim, b. Stratham, May 16, 1774 ; m. Eliza Dexter, 
May, 1806. He was a physician in Sanbornton, 1 802-1 809. 
Became a Baptist clergyman. In 1816, settled over the Baptist 
church in Grafton ; removed to Danbury, where he d. June 10, 
1842, ae. 68-0-24. He had three sons, one of whom was 

4. Andrew James Crockett, b. Sanbornton, May 29, 1811, 
and d. Bristol, Sept. 3, 1885, ae. 74-3-4. Feb. 20, 1840, he m. 
Eaurinda, dau. of Nathaniel Goss and Hannah (Pillsbury) 
Haynes, b. Salisbury, June 16, 1815. On the day of their m. 
they came from Danbury and settled on the farm now occupied 
by Mrs. John W. Sanborn, on New Chester mountain. Seven 
years later, removed to Pleasant street, where he d. and where 
Mrs. Crockett still resides. He was a carpenter and house joiner, 
and made seraphines in a small building just north of the Con- 
gregational church. Republican. Both were members of the 
Congregational church. 

child 

5. Ida L. (adopted), dau. of Horace L. Sleeper (See), b. Woburn, 
Mass., May 25, 1852; m. July 15, 1875, George Woodward, a trader and 
prominent man in New London for 20 years. He d. Mar. 1, 1894, ae. 
51-7-2. Mrs. Woodward and dau. res. in Bristol. Children : 

a. Horace L-, b. New London, Mar. 28, 1878 ; d. Jan. 8, 1880, ae. 
1-9-10. 

b. Florence Edna, b. N. L., Apr. 20, 1883. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Crockett, widow of Dexter Crockett, of Danbury, d. 
at the residence of Mrs. Laurinda H. Crockett, in Bristol, July 6, 1897, 
ae. 84-8-16. 

THE CROSBY FAMILY 

1. Capt. Jezeniah Crosby of Billerica, Mass., m. Elizabeth 
Gilson of Pepperell, Mass., and settled on Tenney hill, Hebron. 
They were among the early settlers of that town. The oldest 



GENEALOGIES — CROSBY 119 

son, Rev. Jezeniah, was a Unitarian clergyman for 50 years. 
The fourth son was 

2. Isaac Crosby, who m. Betsey, dau. of Joshua Heath 
(See), b. July 4, 1796, and d. Hebron, Dec. 17, 1861, ae. 65- 
5-13. He d. in his 80th year. 

children, all born in Hebron 

3. Roswell, d. Haverhill. 

4. William Sumner, d. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1823; m. Josiah D. Prescott. (See.) 
*6. Milo Heath, b. Mar. 7, 1826. 

7. Willard H., d. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

8. Caroline, m. Leonard Ferrin ; d. Hebron. 

9. Mary, m. B. R. Tenney ; d. Poughkeepsie. 
10. Martha, d. infancy. 

(6) Milo H. Crosby, b. Mar. 7, 1826, m. Sept., 1846, Har- 
riet B., dau. of Ebenezer Heath, b. Canaan, Sept. 22, 1826. 
She d. Bristol, Jan. 4 (7), 1878, and he m., Nov. 14, 1880, Mrs. 
Francena Weeks. Mr. Crosby was largely interested in the 
manufacture of lumber at Hebron, where his steam mills were 
twice destroyed by fire. In 1862, he became interested in the 
manufacture of bedsteads in Bristol, and in 1868, became a citi- 
zen of the town. In connection with his son, Edward D., he 
was a large manufacturer of bedsteads and croquet sets in a 
building that stood on the east side of Water street, giving 
employment to 40 hands, till the building was destroyed by fire, 
Dec. 29, 1885. The business was continued in town, and in 
January, 1889, he was in business in what was known as the 
Pray tannery on Lake street, when he was for the fourth time 
burned out. He now res. at No. Bristol, engaged in dairy farm- 
ing. Was for some years an official member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. Republican, Odd Fellow. 

CHILDREN 

Mill. Edward Dudley, b. Hebron, Apr. 25, 1848. 

12. Frank Lewis, b. H., May 1, 1850; d. at Poughkeepsie, of typhoid 
fever, while attending Eastman's Commercial College, in Apr., 1871, 
ae. 21. 

13. Son, b. H.; d., ae. 14 weeks. 

14. Mary Antoinette, b. H., Mar. 19, 1853; m - Orrin B. Ray. (See.) 
•£15. Willard Everett, b. H., Nov. 13, 1855. 

(11) Edward D. Crosby, b. Aug. 25, 1848, m. Jan. 4, 
1869, Ella Malvena, dau. of Dr. Alvah Cady and Lucia Malvena 
(Taylor) Hall, b. Rumney, May 7, 1849. She d. in Rumney, 
Oct. 1, 1877, ae. 28-4-24, and he m., Dec. 25, 1878, Mae 
Lucinda, dau. of John and Martha (Packard) Bickford, b. 
Orford, Dec. 25, 1853. He was largely engaged in the manu- 
facture of bedsteads and croquet sets with his father. He went 
to Ontario, Cal., for his health in 1883, and there d. of consump- 
tion, Nov. 21, 1885, ae. 37-2-26. Shem. (2) George G. Shute 
and res. Woodsville. 



120 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

16. Kate Frances, b. Bristol, Jan. 18, 1873. Has been a kindergartner 
in Boston, Mass., since 1892. 

17. Fred Bickford, b. B., Jan. 16, 1881. Graduated Boston School of 
Technology, 1903. 

(15) Willard E. Crosby, b. Nov. 13, 1855, m. May 25, 
1 88 1, Nellie May, dau. B. Frank Brown. She d. Bristol, July 
21, 1886, ae. 26. He was an undertaker in Hudson, N. Y., 
one year, when he returned to Bristol and here d., Sept. 4, 
1887, ae. 31-9-21. 

child 

18. Nellie May, b. July 15, 1886 ; res. Concord. 

THE CROSS FAMILY 

The Crosses of Bristol trace their ancestry to Charlenge, 
now Charlinch, Somersetshire, England. The name appears in 
the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror, also in the wars 
of the Crusades. Sir Robert Cross, of Charlenge, was knighted 
by Queen Elizabeth, in 1602, for heroism, as admiral, against 
the Spanish Armada and at Cadiz. He died without issue. 
His coat of arms was brought to this country by Gen. Ralph 
Cross, of Revolutionary fame. From it, it may be seen that the 
family sprang from Norman stock and belonged to the landed 
gentry of England. Closely related to Sir Robert were Robert 
and John, who, in 1637, sailed from Ipswich, Eng., to Ipswich, 
Mass. Robert settled in Newburyport, Mass. John settled in 
Methuen, Mass., where eight generations have lived in a house 
still standing. The latter brother became the founder of the 
line, as follows : 

1. John, of Methuen, b. England, m. Dorothy, dau. of 
Robert Swan of Rowley. 

CHILDREN 

2. John, b. Methuen ; m. Sarah Peacock, 1708. 
#3. William, b. M. 

(3) William Cross, b. Methuen, m. Apr. 9, 1706, Mary 
Favoli, a French Huguenot. 

CHILDREN 

4. Joseph, b. Methuen. 
#5. William, b. M., 1710. 

(5) Dea. William Cross, b. Methuen, 17 10, d. Mar. 9, 
1803, ae. 93. He m. Mary Corliss, Nov. 5, 1741. She d. Feb. 
17, 1805. 

children, all born in Methuen 

6. William, b. Aug. 4, 1742; m. Elizabeth Ladd. He d., ae. 100-7-. 
A soldier of the Revolution. 



GENEALOGIES — CROSS 121 

7. Jonathan, b. Oct. 1, 1743; m. Elizabeth Bailey. 

#8. Simeon, b. Mar. 10, 1745. 

9. David, b. Mar. 8, 1746 ; m. Judith Corliss. 

10. Stephen, b. Jul}' 25, 1749 ; d. Apr. 2, 1758, ae. 8-8-7. 

11. Molly, b. July 15, 1751 ; m. Hastings, Alexandria. 

12. Ruth, b. June 10, 1753 ; m. Joseph Atwood, Alexandria. 

13. Lydia, b. Nov. 6, 1755 ; m. John Harvey, Dracut, Mass. 

14. Abijah, b. July 6, 1758; m. (1) Elizabeth Parker; d. Feb. 21, 
1848, ae. 89-7-15. A soldier in the Revolution. 

15. Deborah, b. Aug. 2, 1760; m. Hazeltine, Hebron. 

16. Benjamin, b. Aug. 24, 1763; d. Mar. 15, 1766, ae. 2-6-21. 

(8) Simeon Cross, b. Mar. 10, 1745, m. Abigail Corliss, 
who d. Mar. 9, 1834, ae. 87. He d. Feb. 22, 1837, ae. 91-11-12. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution, a corporal in Capt. James 
Jones' Co. of Minute-men that fought at Concord, Apr. 19, 
1775. In 1778, came to New Chester and made the first settle- 
ment on what is still called the Cross farm on the river road, 
in Bridgewater, about three miles above New Hampton bridge. 
At the first town meeting in Bridgewater (1788) he was elected 
one of the selectmen, and served in all three years. 

children 

17. Mary, called "Polly," b. Methuen, Mar. 28, 1774; m. Elisha 
Bean. (See.) 

18. Chloe, b. M., Nov. 3, 1776; m. Feb. 18, 1798, Samuel Harriman. 
(See.) 

19. Stephen, b. M., Feb. 10, 1778, was a soldier of the War of 1812. 
Settled in Malone, N. Y. 

20. George, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 6, 1780; d. Jan. 6, 1862, ae. 81-9-0. 
Soldier of War of 1812 ; m. Dec. 27, 1818, Nancy, dau. James Heath, b. 
Dec. 15, 1795; d. Oct. 30, 1886, ae. 90-10-15. They had 12 children, one 
of whom was George Darius, b. Bridgewater, July 31, 1834. In the Civil 
war he served as corporal in Co. E, 12th Regt. N. H. Vols., on the quota 
of his native town, enlisting Aug. 15, 1862. Was at the battle of Fred- 
ericksburg, and at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, was severely wounded. 
Transferred to the 114th Co., 2nd Battalion Invalid Corps Feb. 15, 1865, 
and discharged at Washington, July 15, 1865. He was unmarried and 
the last few years of his life lived alone in Bristol, in a farmhouse on the 
old turnpike near the foot of the lake. Apr. 3, 1898, he was found dead 
in his home, where he had evidently d. the evening previous of heart 
disease, and fallen on the hot stove. His age was 63-8-1. An unfinished 
letter written by him lay on the table, addressed to the Commissioner of 
Pensions, concerning the disease that caused his death. 

21. Abigail, b. Bridgewater, May 31, 1782; m. John Gordon, New 
Hampton, and had seven children. He d. Mar., 1852. She d. Hebron, 
May 30, 1855, ae. 72-11-29. 

22. Simeon, b. B., Aug. 7, 1784 ; m. Jan. 29, 1807, Elizabeth Harri- 
man, dau. of John (See), b. Feb. 27, 1786. They settled in Stewarts- 
town. Five children. 

23. Lydia, b. B., May 14, 1787. Res. with her sister, Judith, and d. 
unm. 

#24. Abijah, b. B., Mar. 14, 1790. 
25. Judith F., b. B., Aug. 17, 1791 (Bean record, Aug. 13, 1792) ; m. 
Peter Bean. (See.) 

(24) Abijah Cross, b. Mar. 14, 1790, m. Sarah, dau. of 



122 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Enos Ferrin, of Hebron (Published June n, 1815). Was a 
farmer in Bridgewater, where he d. Apr. 6, 1837, ae. 47-0-22. 
She d. Stewartstown, Feb. 15, 1872. 

children, all born in Bridgewater 

■£26. Sylvester, b. Apr. 17, 1816. 

27. Lamira, b. Dec, 1817 ; d. Apr., 1823, ae. 6-4-. 

28. Susan, b. Sept. 7, 1818 ; m. Otis Cross. 

29. Simeon, b. June, 1820 ; d. June, 1823, ae. 3-0-. 

30. Jonathan, b. Apr., 1823 ; d. in infancy. 

31. Abigail, b. May 5, 1824 ; m. Chas. B. Heath. Living New Hamp- 
ton, 1903. 

32. George, b. Apr., 1827 ; d. in infancy. 

33. Abijah Ferrin, b. May 23, 1829; m. Angenette Brown. Served as 
Ferrin A. Cross in Co. H, 13th Regt. N. H. Vols., Civil war, and was 
killed at Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864, ae. 35-0-1 1. 

34. Stephen Franklin, b. May 17, 1830 ; m. Lois Tyler. 

35. Alma Maroni, b. Feb. 2, 1836; m. Rebecca Poor; served in Co. H, 
13th Regt. N. H. Vols., Civil war. Living in Pittsburg, 1903. 

(26) Sylvester Cross, b. Apr. 17, 1816, m. Apr. 17, 1843, 
Clarissa, dau. of Simeon and Polly (Herron) Bean. (See.) She 
was b. Bridgewater, July 21, 1823, and d. Bridgewater, May 10, 
1878, ae. 54-9-19. He m., Apr. 17, 1886, Mrs. Cordelia (Bar- 
rett) Clough, dau. of Ezra Barrett. She d. Apr. 14, 1894. He 
was a farmer, and succeeded his father on the farm settled by 
his grandfather. He came to Bristol in 1897, and has since 
made his home with his son, Simeon H. Is still vigorous at 87 
years of age. Republican. Was a member of the Second Free 
Baptist church in Bridgewater. 

children, all born in Bridgewater 

36. Simeon Henry, b. May 21, 1844 I m - Sept. 1, 1866, Julia Ann, dau. 
Dea. John F. Cass. (See.) He came to Bristol in July, 1867, and is a 
farmer on Lake street, succeeding his father-in-law. In the Civil war he 
served in Co. E, 12th Regt. N. H. Vols., on the quota of Bridgewater. 
Has served as selectman seven years, road agent two years, and as fire- 
ward one year. Republican. Odd Fellow. G. A. R. No children. 

37. Frank Washington, b. Apr. 4, 1846 ; m. Ida F. Knights ; res. 
Lynn, Mass. 

38. Sylvester Warren, b. June 13, 1848; m. Anna Robinson, Newark, 
N. J. Res. Crawford, Neb. 

#39. Otis Ferrin, b. July 15, 1850. 

40. Mary Nancy, b. Feb. 8, 1853 ; m. Feb. 7, 1874, Jacob A. Woodman, 
and d. in Bridgewater, Dec. 9, 1886, ae. 33-1 1-1. 

41. Clarissa Mandana, b. Feb. 20, 1855; d. in Bristol, unm., Dec. 5, 
1897, ae. 42-9-15. 

(39) Otis F. Cross, b. July 15, 1850, m. Nov. 2, 1872, 
Sarah Augusta, dau. of Dea. John F. Cass. (See.) He settled 
in Bristol in 1878, and has been an operative in woolen-mill ; 
res. corner of Eake and Chandler streets. Republican, K. of P. 

CHILDREN 

42. Una Estella, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 13, 1873. She was graduated 



GENEALOGIES — CULVER 1 23 

from New Hampton Literary Institution in two courses. She m. Nov. 
28, 1900, Prof. Henry W. Brown, vice -principal of New Hampton Literary 
Institution. She is a teacher of music at same institution. Child : 
a. Marion Doton, b. New Hampton, Apr. 14, 1903. 
43. Otis Earle, b. Bridgewater, May 28, 1877. 

THE CULVER FAMILY 

1. Rev. Newell Culver was b. Pomfret, Vt., July 13, 181 1. 
June 25, 1837, he m. Caroline, dau. of John H. and Hannah 
(White) Aspinwall, b. Lancaster, Feb. 8, 1812. He was a 
Methodist clergyman. United with the New Hampshire Con- 
ference in 1833, retaining his membership till death. He filled 
six appointments in Vermont and twelve in New Hampshire. 
Was pastor of M. E. church at Bristol 1859-61. In 1868, he 
built residence corner Summer and Spruce streets, where he 
spent most of his remaining years. He d. while visiting his 
dau. at Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 22, 1882, ae. 71-2-9. She d. 
Pittsfield, Jan. 14, 1890, as the result of a fall down stairs, ae. 
77-1 1-6. 

CHILDREN 

2. Caroline Sophia, b. Sharon, Vt., May 5, 1841 ; graduated Tilton 
seminary, 1861 ; m. John H. Musgrove. (See.) 

3. Mary Ellen, b. Hanover, Aug. 6, 1845 ; d. Lebanon, Sept. 15, 1865, 
ae. 20-1-9. 

THE CUMMINGS FAMILIES 

1. Daniel Kidder Cummings was the son of Daniel and 
Lois (Kidder) Cummings, and was b. Groton, Dec. 1, 1831. 
He m., July 4, 1853, Mary Jane, dau. of Joseph Bradbury, b. 
Gilford, Dec. 15, 1829. She d. Apr. 24, 1862, ae. 3 2 -4~9» and 
he m. Nov. 7, 1863, Ellen M., dau. of John Brown, b. Spring- 
field, Aug. 24, 1830; d. Bristol, Sept. 4, 1900, ae. 70-0-10. He 
was a farmer, res. Wentworth, Bridgewater, Franklin, and about 
1890, came to Bristol. He served in the First N. H. Heavy 
Artillery during the Civil war. Congregationalist, Republican, 
member G. A. R., and Granger. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Lois, b. Groton, Sept. 25, 1854; d. July 3, 1870, ae. 15-9-8. 

3. Orville Darius, b. Wentworth, Oct. 29, 1861 ; m. Hannah French. 
Res. Worcester, Mass. 

4. Annie Corinna, b. Groton, Sept. 7, 1865 ; d. Oct. 25, 1865. 

5. Emma Mabelle, b. G., Mar. 8, 1867 ; m. Edward F. Kendall. 

(See.) 

6. Fred Wesley, b. Franklin, Dec. 12, 1868; d. Feb. 26, 1870, ae. 

1-2-14. 

7. Mary Alice, b. F., Sept. 12, 1870; m. Henry C. Varney. (See.) 



124 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

i. James Alfred Cummings, brother of above, was b. No. 
Groton, Oct. i, 1843. Hem. Ellen Hill, of Laconia, 1865 (?). 
He m., Nov. 24, 1872, Mary Chambers, dau. of William and 
Eliza Gilbert Chambers, b. Burlington, Vt., 1846. She d. in 
Plymouth, Dec. 1, 1895, and he m. Aug. 30, 1899, Nettie Belle 
Beatrice, dau. of Stanlej' and Emma Louise (Chambers) Jacobs, 
b. Hiland, Kansas, Aug. 25, 1874. He was a farmer; came to 
Bristol in August, 1897. Here he was a wood worker and baker. 
By reason of a fever sore, his arm was amputated a few weeks 
before his death, which occurred in Bristol, Sept. 1, 1902. His 
age was 58-1 1-0. Mrs. Cummings went to California, where 
she now resides. 

child 

2. Mary Lois, b. Plymouth, Apr. 5, 1885. Res. Bristol. 

THE CURRIER FAMILY 

1. Trueworthy Gilman Currier, son of Dr. Edmond Cur- 
rier, an ear^ physician of Hopkinton, and Betsey (Stanley) Cur- 
rier, was b. in Hopkinton, May 13, 1799, and d. in Bristol, July 
31, 1874, ae. 75-2-18. He m., Mar. 24, 1825, Nancy Chase, 
dau. of Moses, b. Leominster, Mass., Mar. 8, 1804, and d. Bris- 
tol, July 2i, 1885, ae. 81-4-13. Mr. Currier was a millwright 
and miller. He came to Bristol in 1836 and built a grist-mill 
for Brackett L. Greenough — what is now the lower story and 
basement of the main building owned by Calley & Currier, 
crutch manufacturers. Jan. 18, 1838, he brought his family 
here and moved into a small house on site of the Abel block. 
He later occupied for many years the "mill house" near the 
grist-mill, still standing. On completion of the mill, Mr. Cur- 
rier operated the same on shares till November, 1849, when he 
purchased and continued to operate it till 1865. (See Indus- 
tries.) He was a Republican and Free Baptist. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah Ann, b. Mar. 12, 1826 ; m. 1848, William Hannaford, b. 
Boscawen, Mar. 27, 1822. They res. for 45 years in Lowell, Mass., where 
she d., June 7, 1897, ae. 71-2-25. He served in 6th Mass. Infantry, and 
d. Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Mass., Sept. 23, 1898, ae. 76-5-26. 

#3. Charles Ransom, b. Hopkinton, July 22, 1828. 

#4. Theodore Elliott, b. H., June 16, 1830. 

#5. Cyrus Chase, b. H., Mar. 5, 1834. 
6. Lorenzo Merrill, b. H., July 30, 1837; m. Aug. 6, i860, Hattie 
Susan, dau. of Albert and Emily (Hannaford) Hunt, b. Oct. 12, 1841, in 
Webster, and d. Penacook, May 19, 1878, ae. 36-7-7. He m. (2) May 30, 
1879, Arabella, dau. William Davis and Abigail (Hoyt) Colby, b. Con- 
cord, Oct. 7, 1857. He served in the Civil war as first class musician in 
2nd Brigade Band, TOth Army Corps, called Post Band, Hilton Head, S. 
C, from Jan. 13, '63 to July 4, '65. No children. Was for many years 
leader of a cornet baud. Machinist, deacon Congregational church, 
Republican, Mason, G. A. R. He d. Penacook, Apr. 20, 1903, ae. 65-8-20. 




George C. Currier 



GENEALOGIES — CURRIER 1 25 

#7. George Carroll, b. Bristol, Feb. 13, 1841. 

8. Martha Jane, b. B., Mar. 3, 1845; m - Frank H. George. (See.) 

(3) Charles R. Currier, b. July 22, 1828, m. Mar. 8, 
1852, "Abigail, dau. of Moses G. Edgerly (See), b. Dec. 25, 
1829, and d. Bristol, May 26, 1871, ae. 4 I ~5- 1 - He m - ( 2 ) 
July, 1874, Mrs. Eliza Ann Walker, widow of True Walker, 
and dau. of Josiah M. Healey, b. Alexandria, in 1840, d. June 
20, 1882, ae. 42 ; he m. (3) Jennie E. Hoyt, Nov. 12, 1885, dau. 
of Albert Fifield. She d. Alexandria, July 1, 1903, ae. 64. He 
was for many years a miller in his father's grist-mill, now farmer 
in Alexandria ; was drum-major of 34th Regt. Republican, 
musician. 

CHILDREN 

9. Ella Augusta, b. Bristol, Oct. 28, 1853; m. June 5, 1880, William 
Augustus Sumner, son of Jabez and Fannie (Babcock) Sumner, b. Dor- 
chester, Mass., May 28, 1830; d. Tilton, Feb. 27, 1903, ae. 72-8-29. No 
children. 

10. Clarence Moody, b. B., June 27, 1857 ; in.; two children. Last 
known address, Elkhart, Ind. 

(4) Theodore E. Currier, b. June 16, 1830, m. Oct. 28, 
1852, Mary Folsom, dau. of Jonathan and Eucy (Green) San- 
born, b. Concord, Dec 14, 1827. She d. Auburndale, Mass., 
Aug. 26, 1880, ae. 52-8-12. He m., Oct. 4, 1883, Mary Arlina, 
dau. of John and Mary A. Oburg, b. Boston, Mass., Dec, 
1 85 1. He left Bristol in 1844 ; was a clerk in Concord 12 years, 
then in trade there till 1863; an appraiser in custom house, 
New York, for two years, since then an appraiser in custom 
house, Boston. Res. 124 Ashmont street, Dorchester, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

11. Helen Melville, b. Concord, Jan. 27, 1856; d. Jan. 4, 1857. 

12. Edward Theodore, b. C, July 29, 1857; d. Boston, Mass., June 
25, 1879, ae. 21-10-26. 

13. Frank Sanborn, b. C, Apr. 9, i860; d. in C, June 23, 1863, ae. 
3-2-14. 

14. Charles Clarke, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 6, 1864. 

15. Jonathan Sanborn, b. Cambridgeport, Mass., July 2, 1868. 

(5) Cyrus C. Currier, b. Mar. 5, 1834, m. Apr. 21, 1858, 
Electa A., dau. of Enoch and Hannah (Prescott) Brown, b. 
Belmont, June 1, 1838. He was a piano-tuner and res. Man- 
chester and Belmont. Died at Belmont, July 2, 1892, ae. 
58-3-27. His widow res. Belmont. 

CHILDREN 

16. Elmer Brown, b. Feb. 21, 1862, d. Nov. 7, 1866, ae. 4-8-16. 

17. Helen Gertrude, b. Aug. 24, 1868 ; d. May 30, 1875, ae. 6-9-6. 

(7) George C. Currier, b. Feb. 13, 1841, m. Apr. 26, 
1866, Clara Ann, dau. of Samuel and Mary A. (Moulton) 



126 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Cox, b. Holderness, July 5, 1838, and d. Bristol, Feb. 5, 1899, 
ae. 60-7-0. He m. (2) Nov. 18, 1899, Mrs. Anna A. (Spencer) 
Fowler, widow of David S. Fowler, and dau. Charles H. Spen- 
cer. (See.) Served as a musician in Co. D, 12th Regt. N. H. 
Vols., Civil war. (See Roll of Honor.) Was a wheelwright 
from 1859 till 1 88 1 when he engaged in the crutch business, 
which he still continues. Is a Knight Templar. Member of 
G, A. R. Republican. Served five years "as fireward. 

child 

18. Clara Blanche, b. Bristol, Nov. 26, 1871 ; m. Ansel G. Dolloff. 
(See.) 

THE CURTICE FAMILY 

1. Alexander Curtice, the son of Stephen, was b. in 
Antrim, Oct. 27, 1803. He m., Sept 25. 1832, Margaret Gam- 
ble, b. Aug. 31, 1798. He was a farmer in Danbury, Hill, 
Vermont, and in Bristol from about 1867, and here d. Dec. 29, 
1873, ae. 70-2-2. She d. Bristol, Feb. 13, 1873, ae. 74-5-12. 

CHILDREN 

2. William Mason, b. Nov. 15, 1833 ; d. July 21, 1838, ae. 4-8-6. 

3. Betsey, b. July 8, 1836; d. July 12, 1840, ae. 4-0-4. 

4. Margaret Jennie, b. Apr. 10, 1838; d. Bristol, July 10, 1871, ae. 

33-3-Q- 

5. John Warren, b. Dec. 12, 1839. He m. Lydia Woodburn. Was a 

druggist in Hinsdale, Mass. Shed. He d. Washington, D. C, Jan. 1, 
1901, ae. 61-0-19. No children. 

#6. James Archibald, b. Danbury, Nov. 8, 1841. 

(6) James A. Curtice, b. Nov. 8, 1 841, went to Illinois at his 
majority, and, after six years, to California, where he remained 
four years. Returned to Bristol to care for his parents. At 
their death he succeeded to the homestead, the John M. Merrill 
place, a half mile south of Central square. Here he carried on 
the meat business till his death. He m. Oct. 5, 1876, Mary 
Melissa, dau. of William and Mary (Gordon) Eaton, b. New 
Hampton, Oct. 28, 1843. She d. Bristol, Aug. 27, 1878, ae. 
34-9-29, and he m. Nov. 8, 1879, Almeda M., dau. Samuel 
and Anna (Carter) Emerson, b. New Hampton, Jan. 25, 1848. 
He d. Feb. 22, 1901, ae. 59-3-14. 

CHILDREN 

7. Mabel Augusta, b. Bristol, Oct. 6, 1877. Res. Bristol. Unm. 

8. Abbie Anna, b. B., Oct. 20, 1880. Res. Bristol. Unm. 

THE CUTLER FAMILY 

1 . Roswell Cutler, son of Roswell W. and Marietta (Craig) 
Cutler, was b. Shefford, P. Q., Nov. 4, 1861. Oct. 4, 1883, he 



GENEALOGIES — CYR 1 2 J 

m. Mary M., dau. of George and Mary A. (Knapp) Jackson, b. 
Woodford, Vt., Jan. 16, 1862. At 15 years of age he commenced 
work for the railroad as messenger. He was station agent eight 
years at No. Troy, Vt., from which place he came to Bristol in 
May, 1895, and has since been station agent here. He is a 
Mason, Methodist, and Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ra}nnond William, b. Sweetsburg, P. Q., Aug. 20, 1884. 

3. Harrison Roswell, b. North Troy, Vt., Apr. 21, 1888. 

4. Charles Wright, b. N. T., Jan. 20, 1890. 

5. George Jackson, b. Bristol, Aug. 6, 1895. 

THE CYR FAMILY 

1. Joseph Cyr is the son of Samuel and Emily (Marcotte) 
Cyr. He was b. Warwick, Canada, Mar. 26, 1858, and m. 
May 28, 1877, Rosy, dau. of Louis L- and Mabel (Rival) 
LaFlamme, b. Hyacinth, P. Q., Jan. 28, i860. He was an 
overseer in Washington woolen-mill, Lawrence, Mass., pre- 
vious to July, 1886 ; since overseer of card-room in Dodge- 
Davis woolen-mill at Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Oliver Arthur, b. Lawrence, Apr. 21, 1878; d. at 3 mos. 

3. Bertha Florence, b. L., July 8, 1879; m. Bert H. Jewell. (See.) 

4. William Ernest, b. L., Apr. 26, 1881, m. Oct. 12, 1902, Nellie M. 
Ballou, dau. of Hiland. Salesman in store of Weymouth, Brown & Co. 
No children. 

5. Arthur Delmore, b. L., Feb. 21, 1884. 

6. Laura Blanch, b. L-, Nov. 23, 1885. 

7. Edward Herbert, b. Bristol, Jan. 13, 1893. 

THE DALTON FAMILY 

John Martin VanBuren Dalton, the son of Samuel W. and 
Mahala S. (Robinson) Dalton, was b. New Hampton, June 11, 
1843. He was a farmer in Bridgewater till 1894, since then in 
Bristol, occupying the John M. R. Emmons farm. Hem. Aug. 
16, 1894, Emma, dau. of John M. R. Emmons. (See.) No 
children. 

THE DAMON FAMILY 

1. Amos Damon, son of Amos and Nancy (Standish) 
Damon, was b. in Maiden, Mass., May 31, 1814. He is the 
sixth generation from Miles Standish. He m. Nov. 25, 1841, 
Clarissa, dau. of David Batchelder, b. No. Reading, Mass., Feb. 
27, 1822. In February, 1843, they settled on a farm in the 
Locke neighborhood, where they remained till about 1859, 
when they removed to the old Worthen farm three-fourths of a 



128 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

mile east of Central square. In 1875, they removed to Reading, 
Mass., where they still reside. He was a fife major in the old 
34th Regt. militia, and in the Civil war served in Co. D, 12th 
Regt. N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) Republican. Meth- 
odist. 

children, all but first born in Bristol 

2. Hannah Marinda, b. No. Reading, Aug. 22, 1842. Res. Reading. 
Unm. 

3. Clarington, b. Mar. 2, 1844; d. Apr. 10, 1845, ae. 1-1-8. 

4. Clarington, b. Jan. 16, 1846; d. Aug. 31, 1846, ae. 0-7-15. 
#5. Otis Standish, b. May 16, 1847. 

6. Clara Marietta, b. Nov. 16, 1849; m. Samuel D. Rollins. (See.) 
She res. Reading. 

7. Laura Ann, b. Mar. 29, 1852. Res. Reading, unm. 

(5) Otis S. Damon, b. May 16, 1847, m. Mar. 16, 1869, 
Carrie B., dau. of Oliver S. Hall. (See.) He is a farmer in 
Bristol. Republican. Methodist. 

child 

8. Everett Leon, b. Bristol, Oct. 19, 1869 ; d. of heart disease, Nov. 
2, 1889, ae. 20-0-13. 



THE DANFORTH FAMILIES 

1. Dea. Samuel Danforth was a descendant of Nicholas 
Danforth who emigrated from England to Boston, in 1634, with 
three sons and three daughters. His wife had died five years 
before. He settled in New Towne, now Cambridge, and at 
once became prominent in public affairs. He was selectman 
i635~'37, and a deputy to the General Court in 1636 and '37, 
and was an original member of Thomas Shephard's church. 
"In 1637 he was one of the twelve appointed ' to take orders for 
a college at New Towne.' He died in April, 1638. A son in 
the line of descent was Rev. Samuel Danforth, a tutor in Har- 
vard College. In 1650, he was ordained as a colleague to John 
Eliot, the "Apostle to the Indians." In this capacity he labored 
24 years, and d. in November, 1674. Another distinguished 
ancestor of Dea. Samuel was Rev. Samuel Danforth, the 4th 
minister of the church at Taunton, Mass. Dea. Samuel was b. 
Norton, Mass., Oct. 16, 1773. He m. Apr. 12, 1808, Mehitable 
Marshall, b. in Framingham, Mass., Jan. 30, 1787. They came 
to Bristol in 1844, where most of their children had preceded 
them. At Norton he was deacon of the Congregational church 
and he was acting deacon of the church at Bristol 40 years. 
He brought up his family in the puritan style and was noted for 
his even and consistent Christian life, and unfaltering faith in 
God and the Bible. He resided on Spring street, his house 
standing where George H. White now resides, where he d. Jan. 
29, i860, ae. 86-3-13. She d. Feb. 8, 1868 ae. 81-0-8. 



GENEALOGIES — DANFORTH I 29 



CHILDREN 



2. Richard Sears, b. Norton, Mass., Jan. 26, 1809; d. from the kick 
of a horse, Aug. 4, 1818, ae. 9-6-8. 

3. Heury M., b. Hopkinton, Mass., Aug. 6, 1810; m. Judith Morse, 
b. '"New Hampshire" 1814. He attended the New Hampton Literary 
Institution and became a Baptist clergyman. He was pastor of the 
church at Evans, N. Y., from Apr. 4, 1846, till June n, 1865; and from 
Feb. 1, 1868, till 1883 or '84, over 34 years in all. He d. Aug. 22, 1886, 
ae. 76-0-16. Mrs. Danforth d. Evans, Feb. 27, 1883, ae. 69. One child, 
deceased. 

4. Abigail S., b. Pelham, Mass., Nov. 12, 1S11; m. Warren White. 
(See.) 

5. Benjamin, b. P., June 24, 1813; d. Mar. 9, 1814. 

6. Nancy M., b. P., Jan. 24, 1815 ; m. at Dana, Mass., May 5, 1842, 
Theodore N. Patterson, later a merchant tailor in Bristol. She res. Mon- 
roeville, Ohio, then in Minonk, 111., where she d. Nov. 1, 1864, ae. 
49-9-7. One son deceased. 

7. Appleton Howe, b. P., July 8, 1817 ; m. Aug. 11, 1847, Frances 
Amelia, dau. of Z. and Almira Studley, b. Worcester, Mass., Apr. 27, 
1827. He was a student at New Hampton, graduated from Madison 
University, Hamilton, N. Y., in August, 1847. The same year he went to 
Gowhatti, Assam, 1,000 miles north of Calcutta, India, as a missionary of 
the American Baptist Missionary Union, where he remained ten years. 
His wife d. at Rangoon, Burmah, Feb. 3, 1874, ae. 46-9-6. In Feb., 1862, 
he became pastor of the Milestown Baptist church, Philadelphia, Pa. 
In 1864, labored in the Army of the Potomac. He d. at Milestown, Feb. 
14, 1865, ae. 47-7-6. Children : 

a. Elizabeth Jane, b. Gowhatti, Apr. 22, 1849 ; m. Mar. 5, 1874, 
Joseph B. Cope ; res. 168 Herman street, Germantown, Pa. 

b. Nathan Brown, b. G.. Apr. 27, 1852 ; m. Oct., 1882, Elizabeth 
Jones. Res. Wilmington, Del. 

c. Appleton Howe, b. G., Apr. 14, 1854 ; res. Florence, Arizona. 

d. Helena Frances, b. G., Oct. 18, 1857; d. at Calcutta, India, 
Mar. 14, 1858. 

•#8. Richard Sears, b. Pelham, June 26, 1819. 
9. George P., b. Dana, Mass., Oct. 18, 1821 ; was a workman in 
White's tannery. He m. Apr., 1843, Fidelia P., and d. Oct. 21, 1865, ae. 
44-0-3. He m. (2) Mary Wise. Child: 

a. Fred P., b. Bristol. 

10. Almon Hodges, b. Dana, Mass., June 24, 1824; m. Hannah, dau. 
Benjamin Rowe, Nov. 8, 1849. She was b. Gilford, June 15, 1825, and d. 
Minonk, 111., Jan. 15, 1896, ae. 70-7-0. He is a banker at Minonk. No 
children. 

11. Mehitable Jane, b. D., June 12, 1831 ; m. Rev. Oliver P. Pitcher, a 
Methodist clergyman, Mar. 10, 1852; d. Mar. 13, 1854, ae. 22-9-1. 

(8) Richard S. Danforth, b. June 26, 1819, m. Jan. 16, 
1843, Amanda Melvina, dau. of Josiah and Rachel (Corliss) 
Hill, b. Alexandria, Jan. 13, 1824. He learned the brick 
mason's trade at Troy, N. Y., and came to Bristol in 1841, and 
was for 12 years foreman of Mr. White's tannery here; then 
part owner in a tannery in Woodstock for 16 years. He returned 
to Bristol in 1868, and has since resided here. Congrega- 
tionalist, Republican ; has served as selectman three years. 



130 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

12. Sarah Jane, b. Bristol, Nov. 16, 1843. Res. Bristol ; unm. 

13. Charles Richard, b. B., Feb. 4, 1845. Went to Minonk, 111., in 
1869, where he is a banker. He m., Jan. 29, 1885, Lizzie, dau. of Jacob 
and Phillipena (Monk; Knapp, b. Clayton, 111. Children : 

a. John Charles, b. Minonk, July 30, 1887. 

b. Louisa Elizabeth, b. M;, July 10, 1890. 

14. John Samuel, b. Bristol, Nov. 30, 1847. He was a guide on the 
Magalloway river, Me., for some years, then established Camp Caribou, 
Parmachenee lake, a famous fishing and hunting resort of which he was 
proprietor till 1897, when he sold and went to Florida, where he is 
proprietor of a hotel at Stewart. He m., Nov. 30, 1885, Sarah, dau. of 
Enoch B. Knapp, b. Sept. 8, 1865, in Newry, Me., and d. Stewart, Fla., 
Feb. 2, 1901, ae. 35-4-24. Child : 

a. Richard Sears, b. Newry, Me., May 8, 1887. 

15. Georgiana, b. B., Feb. 24, 1849; d. Feb. 16, 1852, ae. 2-11-22. 

16. Harry Vivanna, b. Woodstock, Apr. 21, 1857; d. July 11, 1863, 
ae. 6-2-20. 

Rachel Pierce, mother of Mrs. Danforth, d. in her family, Jan. 4, 
1880, ae. 78-0-2. She m. (1) Josiah Hill ; (2) Wm. Pierce. 



i. Abel Danforth, m. Mrs. Rebecca (Hubbard) Willard, 
widow of John Willard, and dau. of Jeremiah Hubbard. They 
settled on the Danforth farm, next east of Danforth brook, about 
1822, and there he d. Sept. 5, 1851, ae. 74; she d. Aug. 20, 
1867, ae. 89. 

CHILDREN 

2. Esther Rebecca, b. Bristol, Oct. 20, 1820 ; d. in B.; unm. 

3. Mary Ann, b. B., Aug. 12, 1822; unm.; d. B., Sept. 29, 1891, ae. 
69-1-17. 

#4. Abel Willard, b. B., July 30, 1824. 

(4) Abel W. Danforth, b. July 30, 1824, m. Ducinda Had- 
ley Edgerly, of Gilmanton. (Certificate issued Sept. 11, 1852.) 
He succeeded his father on the farm, where she d., May 30, 1886, 
ae. 64; lied. Sept. 15, 1872, ae. 48-1-15. 

CHILDREN 

5. Ella Frances, b. Bristol, Nov. 21, 1853 ; m. James Calvin Nowell. 
(Certificate issued Apr. 16, 1870.) Res. Franklin. Children: 

a. Henry Philip, b. Bristol, Sept. 2, 1871. 

b. Charles Alfred, b. Franklin. 

6. Esther Rebecca, b. Bristol, Feb. 14, 1855; m. (1) Charles Hill. 
(2) George Shaw. Both d. She res. Franklin Falls. Children : 

a. Mary Leila, b. Andover. b. Edith Luella, b. A. 

c. Georgiana Gertrude, b. A. 

#7. John Wesley, b. Bristol, June 3, 1857. 

7. John W. Danforth, b. June 3, 1857, m. Aug. 13, 1881, 
Addie Iyeona, dau. of Timothy and Isabel (Curtis) Curtis, b. 
Oct. 12, 1861 ; d. July 11, 1886, ae. 24-8-29. Hem. Apr. 5, 
1887, Addie Mae Lovering, dau. of David, b. Sanbornton. She 



GENEALOGIES — DARLING 131 

d. of malignant diphtheria, Mar. 19, 1889, ae. 23-1-, and he m. 
Aug. 30, 1890, Nellie J. Golding, dau. of Calvin. (See.) He 
is a fanner and wood worker. 

children 

8. Lena Belle, b. Bristol, May, 1882 ; d. May 12, 1889, ae. 7 years, of 
consumption resulting from diphtheria. 

9. Blanche May, b. B., Apr. 1, 1884; d. of malignant diphtheria, 
Mar. 4, 1889, ae. 4-1 1-3. 

10. Daisy Maud, b. B., July 15, 1888; d. of malignant diphtheria, 
Mar. 12, 1889, ae. 0-7-27. 



i. Benaiah Danforth, son of Benaiah and Patience (Hoyt) 
Danforth, was b. Danbury, May 6, 1809. Apr. 13, 1834, he 
m. Abigail, dau. of Caleb and Rhoda (Currier) Sargent. She 
was b. in Hill, June 23, 1808. They res. Danbury and Wil- 
mot till 1865, when they removed to Bristol. He was a farmer 
and tanner. He d. Bristol, Jan. 27, 1879, ae. 69-8-21. She 
was living in Hill in July, 1903, ae. 95. 

child 

2. Mary E., b. Danbury, Apr. 10, 1837; m. Aug., 1859, Thomas War- 
ren Sawyer. He was drowned at Laconia, Feb. 4, 1873. She d. Feb. 7, 
1863, ae. 25-9-27. Child: 

a. Charles Harvey Sawyer, b. Hill, June, 1862. (See in alpha- 
betical position.) 

THE DARLING FAMILY 

1. Dea. Benjamin Darling is said to have been born in 
England, and to have moved from Hawke to Sanbornton where he 
carried on the first mill, and was an original member and deacon 
of the Congregational church at the Square 1 771 -'72. He m. 
Mar. 8, 1758, Hannah, and d. Apr. 16, 1795. He had six 
children, among them 

2. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 11, 1765 ; m. Abigail Morrison, dau. 
of Ebenezer, June 26, 1782. He was a miller at what is now 
Tilton, and d. of consumption, Dec. 14, 1826, ae. 61-11-3. She 
d. Sept. 15, 1840, ae. 76-4-. Of his twelve children, three set- 
tled in Bristol : 

#3. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 16, 1790. 

#4. Daniel, b. Dec. 2, 1802. 

#5. Jacob Newman, b. Aug. 10, 1808. 

(3) Ebenezer Darling, b. Mar. 16, 1790, m. (1) Sally 
Clough, of Northfield ; (2) Dec. 5, 1820, Abigail Tirrell, dau. of 
Jonah (See), b. Bristol, Aug. 27, 1790. He came to Bristol in 
1835 and was a farmer in the Kidder neighborhood. He d. 
of lung fever, Apr. 5, 1875, ae. 85-0-19 ; she d. Sept. 5, 188 1, 
ae. 91-0-8. 



132 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 



CHILDREN 



6. Jonathan C, b. Northfield, May 13, 1813, m. Caroline Richard- 
son, and d. Sept. 9, 1864, ae. 51-3-26. Never resided in Bristol. No 
children. 

7. Sally C, b. Sanbornton, Aug. 13, 1822 ; m. Osman Powell. (See.) 

8. Joanna Lincoln, b. S., July 20, 1825; ni. Benjamin F. Sanborn. 
(.See.) 

9. Harriet S., b. S., July 7, 1S30, Res. Bristol, unm. 

(4) Daniel Darling, b. Dec. 2, 1802, m. June 28, 1826, 
Harriet, dau. of Andrew Sanborn. He was a clothier at No. 
Bristol, i826-'36. He d. L,owell, Mass., May 28, 1857, ae. 
54-5-26. She d. in Franklin, Oct. 8, 1867, ae. 64. 

children 

10. Eliza Ann, m. 1870, Henry C. Greene ; res. New York City. Two 
children, both deceased. 

11. Harriet E., b. 1834; d. in Bristol, Sept. 30, 1835, being fatally 
burned. 

12. Mary E., b. 1838 ; d. Mar. 6, 1841, ae. 3 years. 

(5) Jacob N. Darling, b. Aug. 10, 180S, m. Sept. 13, 
1 83 1, Abigail Tappan Brown, dau. of Amos and Nancy Brown, 
of Franklin, b. Wheelock, Vt., Mar. 28, 1808. He had a 
clothing-mill at No. Bristol, i830-'35; removed to Whitefield ; 
in 1841, returned to Bristol. Was a druggist and merchant 
tailor where is now the west-side drug store. He was for many 
years a prominent member of the Methodist church. She was 
ever present at the bedside of the afflicted. He resided on Lake 
street, where he d. June 8, 1859, ae. 50-9-28 ; she d. Apr. 6, 
1880, ae. 72-0-8. 

CHILDREN 

13 Harriet Elizabeth, b. Whitefield, July 24, 183S; m. Moody O. 
Edgerly. (See.) 

14. Charles Walker, b. W., and d., ae. 8 months. 

15. Mary Minot, b. B., 1842, and d. Feb. i, 1844, ae. 1-6-. 

16. George Ambrose, b. Bristol, July 6, 1846. Merchant in Boston 
many years. Unm. 

THE DAVIS FAMILIES 

1. Rev. Hezekiah Davis, b. Stafford, Conn., June 4, 1785, 
was an itinerant preacher of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Jan. 29, 18 16, he m. Sally, dau. of Maj. Theophilous Sanborn, 
b. Sept. 17, 1793. (See.) He remained in Bristol till 1819, 
when he located in Stafford, Conn.; in 1832, went to Spring- 
field, Mass., and, in 1835, emigrated to Hartsgrove, O., where 
he was one of the first settlers in the woods of that section. 
Both he and his wife were highly esteemed for their many 
virtues. He d. Hartsgrove, 0., Jan. 8, 1861, ae. 75-7-4 ; she d. 
same place, Apr, 26, 185S, ae, 64-7-9. 



GENEALOGIES — DAVIS 1 33 

CHILDREN 

2. William, b. Bristol, Jan. 25, 1817; d. Trumbull, O., Nov. 14, 1875, 
ae. 58-9-19. He m. Martha Cook, who d. 1877, leaving a dau. who d. 
four years later. He m. (2) Charlotte Clark, who d. twelve years later, 
leaving a dau. He m. (3) Sarah Ann Andrus, who d. five years later 
leaving a son, who survived a few months. He m. (4) Martha Doneley, 
who survived him. 

3. Adeline, b. B., July 7, 1818 ; d. from eating choke cherries, 
while on a visit to Bristol, Aug. 30, 1821, ae. 3-1-23. 

4. Otis Sanborn, b. Stafford, Conn., Jan. 30, 1820; m. Martha Mead, 
and d. in Austinburg, O., Feb. 18, 1890, ae. 70-0-18, leaving two sons and 
two daughters. 

5. Fidelia, b. S., Oct. 23, 1822, in. Jan. 1, 1844, George W. Andrus, 
of Trumbull, O. One dau., one son. 

6. Betsey Orcott, b. Oct. 6, 1825 ; m. Sept. 9, 1859, Epaphras Chap- 
man Bill, b. in Conn., Nov. 18, 1821. She d. Reelsville, Ind., Nov. 23, 
1857, ae. 32-1-17. Child : 

a. Fred Adelbert, b. at Hartsgrove, O., Aug. 12, 1850; m. Sept. 1, 
1877, Clara M. McMaster. He is general passenger and freight 
agent of the Hot Springs Railroad Company. Res. Hot Springs, 
Ark. Children: (1) Jesse May, b. Reed's Landing, Oct. io, 1878. 
(2) Earl McMaster, b. Dubuque, Iowa, July 14, 1888. 



i. Orren Bean Davis, son of Timothy and Hannah (Bean) 
Davis, was b. Springfield, Mar. 20. 1821. He left home with a 
half penny and a small bundle of clothes, and became a farmer's 
boy in Andover. Later he was a peddler with two tin trunks, 
till he came to Bristol in 1847. Was in trade in the Rollins 
block, i847-'52, then went to Franklin, where he was livery- 
man, landlord of Franklin house and for many years of the Web- 
ster house, where he d. Sept. 12, 1882, ae. 61-5-22. He m., in 
August, 1847, Eliza Ann, dau. of Dea. Joseph and Huldah 
Weeks (Morrill) Fellows, b. East Andover, Dec. 2, 1829. She 
d. Hampton Falls, Aug. 22, 1854, ae. 24-8-20, and he m. (2) 
Lucinda F. Shaw, widow of Sylvester H., b. in Wilmot, and d. 
in Franklin. 

children 

2. Charles Evans Fellows, b. Bristol, May 21, 1848; m. Feb. 8, 1868, 
Emma Frances, dau. Jesse and Hannah (Bliss) Baker, b. New London, 
Feb. 9, 1849. He is a farmer and seller of granite and marble for ceme- 
tery work at Andover. Children : 

a. Harry Fellows, b. Franklin, Oct. 13, 1869 ; m. Mina Louretta 
Connor, May 29, 1893. Overseer in finishing room in Sulloway's 
mill at Franklin. Two children. 

b. Oscar Baker, b. May 30, 1871. Res. Andover, unm. 

c. Carrie, b. Mar. 10, 1873; d. Sept. 12, 1873. 

d. Ethel May, b. Feb. 1, 1874, m. July 6, 1896, Martin Cunning- 
ham, furniture dealer and undertaker, Franklin Falls. 

3. Lucinda Ann, b. Franklin, Nov. 22, 1857; m. Fred F. Long, of 
Franklin. No children. 

4. Orren Bean, b. F., Dec. 11, 1861 ; d. Mar. 12, 1862. 

5. Jennie Louise, b. F., Sept. 13, 1864; m. George D. Mayo, Frank- 
lin. Three children. 

ga 



134 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Charles Edwin Davis, son of Martin and Eydia (Al- 
drich) Davis, was b. Grafton, Sept. 4, 1854 ; m. Aug. 28, 1875, 
Ella J., dau. of Charles P. George, b. Sept. 4, 1855. (See.) 
Mr. Davis was a farmer and served seven years on the board 
of selectmen in Alexandria ; came to Bristol in 18S8, and was 
four years engaged in the livery business and eight years a 
member of the firm of Alexander & Davis, merchants. He 
has served four years as selectman of Bristol ; is a past master 
of Union Dodge ; Methodist ; Democrat. 

CHILD 

2. Edwin Martin, b. Alexandria, Oct. 13, 1877. Is a clerk in First 
National Bank of Bristol. 



1. Byron Edgar Davis, son of Devi W. and Abby H. 
(Piper) Davis, was b. in Wentworth, June 23, 1876. He m., 
May 22, 1900, Florence D. Stewart, b. Wales, Mass., Aug. 9, 
1882. Has res. in Bristol three years. Paper maker. 

CHILD 

2. Hazel Edgarine, b. Bristol, July 15, 1902. 

THE DAY FAMILY 

1. Lorenzo Dow Day was the son of Isaac and Polly 
(Davis) Day. He was b. in Mercer, Me., May 17, 1814. He 
m. Harriet Newell, dau. of Manley and Lovina (Davis) Stevens, 
b. Orford, Oct. 31, 1821. He was a marble worker in Orford, 
Rochester, and Concord, till 1863, when he came to Bristol, and 
continued same business till age compelled him to retire. He 
represented Rochester in the constitutional convention of 1850, 
and the legislatures of 1851 and '52. In politics he was a Demo- 
crat, and he was a Mason for forty years. He d. in Bristol, 
Feb. 26, 1887, ae. 72-9-9. Mrs. Day d. in Concord, Dec. 31, 
1901, ae. 80-2-0. Dovina D. Stevens, mother of Mrs. Day, d. 
at the home of her dau., in Bristol, Aug. 11, 1884, ae. 83. 

CHILDREN 

2. Elmina H., b. Orford ; m. (1) Daniel W. Steele, of Lyme, who d. 
El Paso, Texas, July 23, 1877. She m. (2) John S. Keaghey. They res. 
Jasper, Jasper Co., Texas. Children : 

a. Hattie, m. Thomas H. Nilms. Address, Pennington, Trinity 
Co., Texas. 

b. Daniel C, m. and res. Beaumont, Texas. 
Four children d. in infancy. 

3. Eliza Jane, b. Orford; m. July 30, 1887, Col. Charles H. Roberts, 
son of John and Polly (Davis) Roberts, and grandson of George Roberts, 
who served under Paul Jones. He' res. Washington, D. C, and Concord. 

4. Harriet Ann, b. Orford, Feb. 4, 1842 ; in. Sept. 19, 1865, William 
Henry Niles, son of Samuel W. and Eunice C. (Newell) Niles, b. Orford, 
Dec. 22, 1839. Children : 



GENEALOGIES — DEARBORN 135 

a. Florence, b. Reading, Mass., Dec. 7, 1867; m. George W. 
Moulton, of Lynn, Jan. 31, 1889. Children: (1) Gladys Niles, b. 
Mar. 18, 1890. (2) Pauline H., b. May 4, 1893 ; d. July 14, 1894, ae. 
1-2-10. 

b. Grace, b. Lynn, June 6, 1871 ; in. June 2, 1896, Dr. Charles R. 
Henderson, Reading, Mass. Child : Helen, b. Feb. 18, 1898. 

c. Mary Ethel, b. Oct. 31, 1883. 

5. Emma, b. Orford, Aug. 23, 1845 J m - Mar. 13, 1865, Thomas 
Abbot, son of John C. and Elizabeth (Abbot) Pilsbury, b. Derry, Dec. 4, 
1845, and d. Concord, Jan. 12, 1893, ae. 47-1-8. She m. (2) George \V. 
Colbath, Jan. 22, 1895. Child : 

a. John Abbot Pilsbury. 

6. Sarah Lavina, b. Rochester, Feb. 6, 1846. She was a teacher in 
the Bristol graded school for three years from 1867, and was a member of 
the choir at the Methodist church. She m. Josiah E. Prescott. (See.) 

•#7. Charles Herbert, b. Rochester, Mar. 13, 1848. 

8. Mary Helen, b. Rochester, Jan. 31, 1854; m. Fred H. Ackerman. 
(See.) 

9. Frank, b. Bristol, Jan. 12, 1865 ; m. Jan. 17, 1894, Nancy Frye, 
dau. of L. A. and Addie (Johnson) Babcock, b. Littleton, June 5, 1874. 
They res. 271 State street, Concord. Child: 

a. Marguerite, b. Concord, Jan. 22, 1895. 

(7) Charles H. Day, b. Mar. 13, 1848, ra. Hattie A., dau. 
of Horace M. Emmons. (See.) He came to Bristol with his 
father and was associated with him in the marble business. He 
was town clerk in 1874 ; was deputy sheriff, 1 875-' 76 ; register 
of deeds of Grafton county, 1877— '81 . He removed to Haver- 
hill on assuming the duties of register of deeds, and to Concord 
in January, 1887. For ten years from 1881 was a large shipper 
of pressed hay from Canada to all parts of New England ; was 
senior partner of Concord Coal company 1 888-1 902 ; now senior 
partner Concord Ice company. Owns residence in Concord, and 
at Haverhill, one of the finest summer homes in Grafton county. 
A Democrat and a Mason. 

CHILDREN 

10. Arthur Newell, b. Bristol, Jan. 7, 1868. Is associated with his 
father in the ice business, Concord ; unm. 

n. Minnie Maria, b. B., Jan. 7, 1872 ; m. Charles L. Jackman, Esq., 
Concord, and d. Sept. 13, 1898, ae. 26-8-6. To her memory Mr. Jackman 
constituted the Minnie Maria Day-Jackman fund of the Minot-Sleeper 
Library. (See Libraries.) 

12. Hattie Eva, b. Haverhill, July 15, 1877. 



THE DEARBORN FAMILY 

1. The Dearborns of Bristol and Hill are the descendants 
of Godfrey Dearborn, who emigrated from Exeter, England, to 
Exeter, in 1639 ; settled in Hampton in 1650, and d. 1686. Of 
his descendants, 34 have been physicians. A granite monument 
46 feet in height now stands in the cemetery in Exeter to his 
memory. He had three sons, Henry, Thomas, and John. 



136 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

2. Thomas was b. England, about 1634. He resided in 
Hampton. Among his children was 

3. Ebenezer. One of his sons was 

4. Ebenezer. He was the father of 

5. Jonathan, b. 1746. He m. Delia, dau. of John Robie. 
They res. in Chester, where five sons were b. One of these was 

6. Richard, who settled in Hill. He m. Dolly, dau. of 
Samuel Underhill, of Chester. He was the father of 

7. Selwyn C, b. Hill, .Oct., 1816. He m., Apr. 24, 1840, 
Emor J., dau. of David Trumbull, b. Warner, Jan. 7, 1822. 
They were farmers in Hill, where he d. Mar. 22, 1880, ae. 
63-5-. She res. Hill. 

CHILDREN 

8. Sarah A., b. Hill, July 25, 1842 ; m. James A. Garland, who d • 
Nov. 26, 1883 ; (2) Robert S. Johnson. Res. in Sanbornton. 
#9. Kenson Eliphalet, b. H., Apr. 22, 1844. 

10. Lyman T., b. H., Apr. n, 1846 ; m. Nov., 1876, Addie G. Russell ; 
res. in Hill. 

11. Emor J., b. H., Mar. 13, 1852 ; m. Rev. Hiram Stratton. Shed. 
July 8, 1887, in Pennsylvania. 

12. Ina May, b. H., Apr. 21, 1865. Unm. 

(9) Kenson E. Dearborn, b. Apr. 22, 1844, m. Mar. 1, 

1868, Mary, dau. of William and Mary (Smith) Tibbetts, b. 
Brookfield, Nov. 13, 1846, and d. Bristol, Aug. 4, 1882, ae. 
35-8-21. July 18, 1885, he m. Carrie C, dau. of Moses and 
Diana VanBuren Ferrin, b. Cherry Creek, N. Y., Mar. 23, 
1843. She was a teacher at the Normal School, Fredonia, N. 
Y., and at the institution at Jamestown, N. Y. In Bristol she 
was a member of the board of education. She d. May 27, 
1901, ae. 58-2-4. He m. (3) Nov. 18, 1902, Mina, dau. of 
Thomas Hill, b. Mass., July 21, 1862. He came to Bristol in 

1869, and has been a practicing lawyer here. (See Lawyers.) 

CHILDREN 

13. Daisy May, b. Bristol, Apr. 6, 1871 ; m. Mar. 21, 1896, Joseph Hale 
Merrill, son of Cbarles, b. Aug. 12, 1873. Res. Wentworth. 

14. Leonie Laura, b. B., Nov. 22, 1872, d. June 25, 1885, ae. 12-7-3. 

15. Grace Marion, b. B., April 17, 1876. 

16. Selwyn Kenson, b. B., Sept. 10, 1879; graduated Dartmouth Col- 
lege 1901 ; m. Sept. 4, 1901, Eda F., dau. of George H. Mann, of Woods- 
ville. He is studying medicine at Dartmouth, class of 1905. 

THE DECATO FAMILY 

1. Charles Decato was the son of Charles Decato Bean, 
who dropped the last name and thereafter was known simply as 
Charles Decato. He m. Tiotis Bushway. Three children were 
b. to them in Three Rivers, Canada, and nine in Canaan. At 
the time of his death in March, 1901, he had 120 descendants. 
Of his children, three located in Bristol in 1885, viz : 



GENEALOGIES — DICEY 137 

#2. Joseph Allen, b. Canaan, Sept. 8, 1849. 
#3. Henry, b. C, Jan. 4, 1852. 
#4. John, b. C, Jan. 13, 1856. 

(2) Joseph A. Decato, b. Sept. 8, 1849, m., Feb. 13, 
1873, Agnes, dau. Frank and Derosha (Hedel) Hill, b. Mar. 
4, 1857, in Stanstead, Canada. He is a blacksmith on Willow 
street. Catholic. Res. Lake street. 

children, all born Canaan 

5. Alice, b. Feb. 14, 1874; in. Joseph Gage. (See.) 

6. Ella, b. Apr. 13, 1875; m. William M. Bryson. (See.) 

7. Walter J., b. Sept. 30, 1876; tn. Apr. 29, 1899, Ellen, dau. C. H. 
Stockbridge, b. Haverhill, Mass., 1879. 

8. Charles O., b. Sept. 29, 1878. 

9. William J., b. May 29, 1880; m. May 29, 1902, Mrs. Catherine, 
widow of Charles E. Mason. (See.; Res. South Main street. 

10. Otto, b. May 15, 1883. 

(3) Henry Decato, b. Jan. 4, 1852, m. Oct. 12, 1874, 
Mrs. Virginia (Martin) Young, widow of Joseph, b. Canaan, 
1848. He is a mill operative. Res. corner Crescent and Willow 

streets. 

CHILDREN 

11. Hattie, b. Canaan, Sept. 2, 1875; m. Charles E. Kimball. (See.) 

12. Charles H., b. C, Aug. 13, 1879; m - J an - 22 » I 90i, Marion E., dau. 
of Charles A. ?Uden. (See.) They res. Penacook. Child : 

a. Emma Marion, b. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1901. 

13. Otis, b. C, Aug. 20, 1881. Operative in woolen-mill. 

14. Hervey, b. C, Sept. 14, 1883. Res. Penacook. 

15. Melvina, b. C, July 28, 1877; d. ae. 1-2-7. 

16. Almie, b. Bristol, Oct. 6, 1887 ; an operative in woolen-mill. 

George Adolphus Young, son of Mrs. Decato by first husband, was 
b. Feb., 1873, Lawrence, Mass. Now res. Franklin. Was hostler. 

(4) John Decato, b. Jan. 13, 1856, m. Jan. 6, 1876, Alice, 
dau. of Frank Hill, b. Lebanon, May 17, 1857. A paper-mill 
employee. Res. Willow street. 

child 

17. George, b. Bristol, Mar. 7, 1886. 

THE DICEY FAMILY 

1. Wesley Hiram Dicey, son of Hiram and Isabel (Ben- 
ton) Dicey, was b. Alexandria, Nov. 22, 1869. He m. Eva A., 
dau. Green L. Tilton (See), b. Mar. 17, 1870. With the 
exception of two years on a farm in New Hampton, has been a 
teamster in Bristol since 1884. Republican. Free Baptist. 

CHILDREN 

2. Eliza Maud, b. Bristol, Aug. 19, 1888. 

3. Delia Bernice, b. B., Sept. 1, 1890. 

4. Mildred Joanna, b. B., Nov. 11, 1893. 



138 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE DICKERSON OR DICKINSON FAMILY 

In 1638, about sixty families came to America from York- 
shire, England, under the leadership of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers. 
In April, 1639, they settled in Rowley, Mass. One of these 
emigrants was 

1. Thomas Dickerson. He d. in 1661. The name of his 
wife was Janet. They had two sons and four daughters. One 
was 

2. James, b. 164-. He m. Rebecca, and had five sons and 
four daughters. One son was 

3. Joseph, who m. Elizabeth Platts. One of his sons was 

4. Joseph, b. 1707. His wife was Sarah. They had five 
sons and two daughters, of whom the fifth was 

5. Moses, b. 1744. He settled on the Harry M. Dickerson 
farm in the west part of Hill, about 1790. He m. Eunice 
Wood, and d. Dec. 3, 1814, ae. 70-7-0. She d. Aug. 30, 1814, 
ae. 66. 

CHILDREN 

6. Thomas, b. 1770; settled in west part of Hill about 1793, and 
there d. Jan. 3, 1848, ae. 78-5-. His wife, Lydia, d. Aug. 12, 1803. He 
evidently m. (2) Tabitha. Eight children. 

7. Jonathan, b. 1771, settled in west part of Hill in 1792, and d. Mar. 
16, 1857, ae. 86. He m. (1) Hepsey, who d. May 21, 1797, ae. 28; (2) 
Hannah, d. June 17, 1817, ae. 45 ; (3) Jane, d. Sept. 30, 1845, ae. 64. Seven 
children. 

8. John, b. 1773, d. in Hill, Mar. 3, 1842, ae. 69. He m., Dec. 29, 
1801, Theodora, b. Sept. 16, 1772, d. Nov. 17, 1805, ae. 33-2-1. He m. (2) 
Comfort, who d. Mar. 24, 1850, ae. 64-10-. Four children. 

*9. Moses, b. June 12, 1775. 10. Amos, b. 1782, d. Hill. 

(9) Moses Dickerson, son of Moses, b. June 12, 1775, m. 
Sally Kinsman, b. June 23, 1781. She d. Feb. 8, 1842, ae. 
60-7-15. He d. Hill, July 12, 1852, ae. 77-1-0. He was a 
farmer in west part of the town. 

children, all born in Hill 

11. Sewell, b. Oct. 7, 1799; m. Hannah, dau. of Jonathan Dickerson. 
Farmer in Hill; d. Oct. 4, 1872, ae. 72-11-27; she d. Apr. 25, 1880, ae. 
76-1-. Three children. 

12. Watson, b. Feb. 5, 1801. #13. John, b. Aug. 17, 1803. 
#14. Arial, b. Aug. 20, 1805. 

15. Polly, b. Oct. 13, 1807 ; d. Oct. 2, 1848, ae. 40-1 1-19. 

16. Amos, b. Apr. 3, 1811 ; d. Nov. 15, 1811. 
#17. Amos, b. Mar. 8, 1815. 

18. Sabra, b. Oct. 25, T817 ; m. John Clement, and d. at Penacook, at 

about 75. 

19. Sally K., b. Jan. 4, 1820; m. Julius Kinsman; res. Brookline, 

Mass. 

(13) John Dickerson, son of Moses, b. Aug. 17, 1803, m. 
Adeline M. Taylor, and d. Sept. 20, 1867, ae. 64-1-3. 



GENEALOGIES — DICKINSON I39 



CHILDREN 



*20. Willis Kinsman, b. Hill, Jan. 21, 1829. 
21. Elkanah, res. Philadelphia, Pa. 22. Eveline, d. 

(14) Arial Dickinson, son of Moses, b. Aug. 20, 1805, m. 
Feb. 8, 1832, Abigail H., dau. Nathaniel and Nancy (Chase) 
Norris, b. Hardwick, Vt., June 21, 1801, and d. Bristol, Feb. 28, 
1847, ae. 45-8-7. He m., June 16, 1847, Betsey W., dau. 
Daniel and Betsey (Hall) Patch, b. Warner, Jan. 29, 1816. 
Farmer. Came from Hill to Profile Falls in 1841, and d. Bris- 
tol village, July 21, 1886, ae. 80-1 1-1. She d. in home of her 
son, Jan. 1, 1900, ae. 83-11-2. 

child 
#23. Joseph Norris, b. Bristol, Oct. 26, 184 1. 

(17) Amos Dickinson, son of Moses, b. Mar. 8, 18 15, d. 
Jan. 23, 1864, ae. 48-10-15. He m. Huldah Southwick, dau. 
of Daniel and Ruth Bartlett, b. in Hill, Feb. 2, 18 14, and d. 
Bristol, Feb. 20, 1895, ae. 81-0-18. He was a farmer in Hill ; 
a justice of the peace ; represented Hill in the legislature two 
years. Last 20 years of her life she made her home with her 
son, Charles H. 

CHILDREN 

24. Ellen Frances, b. Hill, Apr. 7, 1839; m. Oramel E. Eastman, and 
res. E. Andover. Two children. 

25. Sarah Emery, b. H., Aug. 23, 1840; m. Roswell Blake. (See.) 

26. Watson Augustus, b. H., Aug. 13, 1842 ; m. Ella, dau. of Benj. 
F. Sargent; is a dealer in hay and grain, and mill supplies, Lowell, Mass. 

#27. Charles Henry, b. H., Apr. 7, 1844. 

(20) Willis K. Dickerson, son of John, b. Jan. 21, 1829, 
m. Nov. 30, 1856, Sarah J., dau. of Martin and Susan (Rich- 
mond) Perkins, b. Plympton, Mass., July 9, 1837. He resided 
in Plymouth; in Bristol, i869-'87, manufacturer of buckskin 
gloves and mittens, then in West Bridgewater, Mass., where 
he d. Jan. 21, 1898, ae. 69-0-0. She res. West Bridgewater: 

CHILDREN 

28. Addie Jane, b. Hill, Sept. 22, 1861 ; m. Oct. 19, 1884, William 
Abram Fowler, West Bridgewater, Mass. 

29. Charles Willis, b. Rumney, Dec. 25, 1864 ; m. Nov. 6, 1895, Lizzie 
Frances Doten ; res. Wollaston, Mass. 

30. Lizzie Rebecca, b. R., Jan. 24, 1867; d. Nov. 10, 1868, ae. 1-9-16. 

31. Alice Edena, b. R., Oct. 30, 1868. 

32. Bertha Helen, b. Bristol, Apr. 30, 1878. 

(23) Joseph N. Dickinson, son of Arial, b. Oct. 26, 1841. 
m. Aug. 25, 1866, Clara Albertina, dau. of Eldred Roby (See), 
b. Lowell, Mass., Feb. 19, 1847. and d. in Bristol, June 11, 
1891, ae. 44-3-22. He was merchant tailor 15 years; for many 
years foreman of Taylor & Gordon's shop in manufacture of 



140 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

picker-sticks; now solicitor for Masonic home, Manchester. 
Methodist. Is a past master Union Lodge. Democrat. 

CHILDREN 

33. Lillian Norris, b. Bristol, Oct. 13, 1867 ; m. Newell A. Bailey, 
Sept. 15, 1888. Children: 

a. Pearl Lillian, b. Bristol, Apr. 17, 1890. 

b. Elwin Newell, b. Alexandria, July 29, 1893. 

c. Eldred Joseph, b. A., Apr. 30, 1895. 

d. Arial William, b. A., June 30, 1899; d. Sept. 23, 1899. 

34. Elbert Eldred, b. B., June 23, 1869; employee of American Ex- 
press company, Concord. Methodist. Mason. Unm. 

35. Dora Albertine, b. B., Dec. 26, 1871; in. Frank W. Towns. (See.) 

36. Ionel Arial, b. B., Mar. 30, 1876; dealer in ice, job teamster, Bris- 
tol. Methodist, Mason. 

(27) Charles H. Dickinson, son of Amos, b. Apr. 7, 1844, 
m. Oct. 28 1876, Ida May, dau. of John B. and Elizabeth Gor- 
don ; b. New Hampton, May — , 1857, and d. Bristol, Mar. 18, 
1881, ae. 23-5-. He m. (2) Nellie M. Jesseman. She d. Dec. 
7, 1889, ae. 22-4-19, and he m. (3) Nov. 18, 1893, Mrs. Roxy 
Maud Cass, widow of William Cass, and dau. of Solon Dolloff. 
(See.) Since 1871, he has been a prosperous merchant in 
Bristol, a dealer in clothing, gents' furnishing goods, boots and 
shoes. Telegraph agent 25 years. Has held office of town 
treasurer for 17 years, and represented Bristol in legislature of 
1895. Republican; is a 32 Mason. 

children 

37. Charles Perkins, b. Bristol, Nov. 5, 1877. Graduated from New 
Hampton Institution, 1898. Salesman in his father's store. Mason. 

38. Amos Gordon, b. B., Oct. 11, 1880. Graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Institution, 1902. 

THE DODGE FAMILIES 

Seymour H. Dodge, son of Elias B. Dodge, was b. Bath, 
Feb. 17, 1846. He m. Dec. 31, 1879, Mary Alice, dau. of Dr. 
Ira S. Chase. (See.) He came to Bristol in 1872, and was for 
many years a salesman in the store of Hon. Cyrus Taylor ; 
is now a carpenter. Res. School street. Mason. Republican. 
No children. 



1. John Wright Dodge was the son of Daniel and Sally 
(Wright) Dodge. He was b. in Hanover, Sept. 4, 18 15, and 
m. July t, 1855, Clementine (Chandler) Whipple, dau. of 
Henry H. and Anna (Wright) Chandler, b. Hanover, Nov. 12, 
1818. She d. in Enfield, Mar. 6, 1893, ae. 74-3-24, and he m. 
(2) Mrs. Helen A. (Bridgman) Morgan, widow of Converse 
G. Morgan, of Enfield, and dau. of John and Augusta (Chand- 
ler) Bridgman, of Hanover. He d. at Enfield, Feb. 13, 1897, 




Charles H. Dickinson 



GENEALOGIES — DODGE 141 

ae. 81-5-9. Mr. Dodge and his first wife are interred in Pleas- 
ant Street cemetery at Bristol. 

John W. Dodge was born on a farm and was the youngest 
of 10 children. At the age of 17 he became manager of the 
farm and main support of the large family, in which there were 
several invalids and incapacitated persons, but by rigid econ- 
omy and untiring industry, he carried the load for many years 
with only a few dollars' aid from the town when an unfortunate 
brother necessarily became an inmate of an asylum. This slight 
assistance he early resolved to make good to the town which he 
did many fold by endowing a free bed in Hitchcock hospital at 
Hanover for the use of the poor and unfortunate of the town. 
His substantial aid to several members of the family less fortu- 
nate than himself continued through his entire life and through 
his wise forethought and generous provision, succeeding gener- 
ations are enjoying his munificence. The worthy poor and un- 
fortunate ever found in him a generous and unostentatious friend. 

Mr. Dodge's school advantages were, necessarily, very 
limited, but having a great fondness for reading and a very 
retentive memory, he became well-informed and an entertaining 
conversationalist on almost any subject. Being an independent 
thinker and naturally skeptical, he investigated every subject of 
importance to his own satisfaction and then was ready to give 
reasons for his conclusions. As a strong Democrat, his faith 
was based upon conclusions after deep study of the political- 
history of our country and formation of the government. Though 
his family were of the " old school " Baptist faith, Mr. Dodge's 
religious views were very broad and liberal and he affiliated 
with the Universalists. In social, as well as business life, his 
high moral character and strict integrity was never questioned. 
His word was as good as his bond. It was his firm belief that 
every man should endeavor to make the world better for having 
lived in it, and, unquestionably, his efforts in that direction 
were successful. 

When about 32 years of age, Mr. Dodge became interested 
in a country store in Hanover and continued the business with 
different partners till about 1865, when he moved to Enfield and 
was employed by A. Conant, as assistant manager of Shaker 
Mills, manufacturing hosiery and flannels. When Mr. Conant 
retired, two years later, Mr. Dodge formed a partnership with 
D. L. Davis and Samuel Williams, the firm running the mills 
till 1873, when Mr. Williams retired, and Dodge, Davis & Co. 
succeeded, Henry C. Whipple becoming a member. This firm 
continued to run the mills till 1885, when the machinery and 
business were moved to Bristol. 

children 

2. Infant son, b. Hanover, Jan. 21, 1857 ; d. Oct. 12, 1857, ae. 0-8-21. 



142 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

3. Fannie Louisa, b. H., Apr. 30, 1859; m. Rev. Walter Dole, in 
Enfield, Jan. 13, 1886. He is a Universalist clergyman. 



1. George H. Dodge, son of John and Sarah J. (McVennon) 
Dodge, was b. Antrim, Mar. 3, 1863. He m., June 30, 1887, 
Alice Roxanna, dau. of Samuel K. and Hannah (Leach) Pike, 
b. New London, Mar. 18, 186 1. He was in the shoe trade in 
Milford and in Bristol three years from November, 1899. Emi- 
grated to state of Washington. 

CHILD 

2. Avis, b. Milford, Feb. 7, 1899. 

THE DOLLOFF FAMILIES 

1 . The Dolloffs are supposed to be of Russian stock, as the 
name indicates. Abraham Dolloff, who settled in Bristol, was 
b. Aug. 27, 1768, in Rye as is supposed. He was the son of 
Nicholas and Sally (Clough) Dolloff. His father d. when he 
was about ten months old, and he was given a home by Abram 
Hook, Esq., a wealthy farmer in Kingston, who is said to 
have overworked and abused him. When 16 years of age an 
uncle called to see him on his way from Portsmouth to his home 
in Andover, and Abraham took the opportunity to accompany 
him home. Here he met Rachel Locke, of Sandown, who was 
b. in Rye, Oct. 15, 1772, and they were married Nov. 28, 1793. 
She was the dau. of Levi. A brother, Benjamin, had already 
made his home in Bridgewater. Abraham and his bride settled 
in the Locke neighborhood. He was a carpenter as well as farmer 
and built the house that was afterward the home of Benjamin 
Locke. The first child of Abraham and the first of Benjamin 
were b. in the same room, became man and wife, and both d. in 
the same room though in another home, at the close of a long 
life. After the birth of his first child, Abraham moved to 
near the Prescott farm in Bridgewater, where he remained about 
16 years and then returned to the Locke neighborhood, where 
he built, on the Dolloff farm, the large two-story farmhouse still 
standing, the best set of buildings in town when completed. 
The material for this building he cut on the farm, drew the logs 
to the saw-mill at Profile Falls, had them sawed into lumber, 
and then drew it back. On this farm he passed the remainder 
of his life and here d. May 15, 1855, after nearly 62 years of 
wedded life, ae. 86-8-18; she d. May 11, i860, ae. 87-6-26. 
He was a man of strong and unique personality. When nearly 
70 years of age, he discarded the use of cider and united with 
the Methodist church, and at 80 discarded tobacco. 



GENEALOGIES — DOLLOFF 143 

CHILDREN 

i{:2. Levi Locke, b. Bristol, Nov. 9, 1795. 

3. Sally Clough, b. Bridgewater, May 30, 1798; m. Favor Locke. 
(See.) 

4. Susanna Sanborn, b. B., Dec. 9, 1800; m. Samuel Brown. (See.) 
#5. Nicholas Blaisdell, b. B., Feb. 6, 1803. 

6. Mary, b. B., June 9, 1805 ; m. Joseph Moore. (See.) 

7. Margaret Sanborn, b. B., Nov. 28, 1807 ; m. Jonathan Emmons. 
(See.) 

8. Elrnira Smith, b. B., Dec. 14, 1810 ; m. John Roby. (See. ) 

9. Rachel Locke, b. B., Apr. 24. 1814; m. Calvin Swett. (See.) 
#10. Abram, b. Bristol, Mar. 20, 1818. 

(2) Devi D- Dolloff, b. Nov. 9, 1795, m. Roxy, dan. of 
Benjamin Docke (See), b. Dec. 3, 1798. He lived for a time on 
the home farm, then purchased the Abram Hook farm, in 
Bridgewater, on the lake "Point," and here he passed his life. 
He had what was called the best farm in town, delightfully 
situated. He was a Methodist and Republican. He d. Apr. 6, 
1880, ae. 84-4-27 ; she d. July 7, 1884, ae. 85-7-4. 

CHILDREN 

11. Infant son, d. Dec. 24, 1820. 

12. Infant daughter, d. Apr. 28, 1825. 
#13. Solon, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 3, 1827. 

14. Hannah, b. B., Jan. 6, 1831 ; m. Abner Fowler. (See.) 
#15. Orrin Locke, b. B., July 26, 1833. 
-; ; vi6. Gilbert Bruce, b. B., Dec. 7, 1835. 

Emily Jane Eaton, dau. of Cyrus W. (See), was given a home from 
childhood in this family. 

(5) Nicholas B. Dolloff, b. Feb. 6, 1803, m. Jan. 29, 1851, 
Mrs. Harriet (Mason) Docke, widow of Benjamin and dau. of 
David Mason. (See.) She d. Nov. 16, 1856, ae. 42-3-24, and 
he m. (2) Rhoda Aldrich, dau. of Dr. Aldrich, of Sugar Hill, 
b. Mar. 16, 1813, d. Sept. 29, 1885, ae. 72-6-13. He was a 
farmer and also a school teacher and surveyor, and ranked high 
as a mathematician. In 1830, he purchased an interest in the' 
saw-mill at Moore's Mills and continued the manufacture of lum- 
ber here for 20 years. He frequently run the river with rafts 
of lumber, masts, and spars to market. He sold his interest in 
the lumber business in 1850, and removed to Franconia, where 
he resumed farming, and here he lived till the death of his wife, 
when he made his home with his son, Mason, and with friends 
in Bristol. He d. in Woodstock, July 13, 1892, ae. 89-5-7. 

CHILDREN 

17. Mason D., b. Franconia, Nov. 10, 1852 ; m. Dec. 14, 1876, Emma 
E. Hanson. She d. Mar. 12, 1902, at St. Elizabeth's hospital, Boston, as 
the result of a surgical operation. He res. Lincoln. 

18. Loren, b. F., Dec. 17, 1854 ; d. 

(10) Abram Dolloff, b. Mar. 20, 1818, m. Feb. 22, 1838, 
Dydia, dau. of Devi Nelson (See), b. Dec. 4, 1818. He has 



144 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

been a farmer, drover, and dealer in meats. He commenced 
at 17 years of age to buy and sell cattle, and continued this 
for many years. He bought largely in Vermont, New Hamp- 
shire, and Canada, and drove his herds to market. In 1865, the 
tariff being unfavorable for importing live stock, he shipped 
dressed beef to the states. In 1862, he opened the first meat 
market in Bristol, and later had markets also in Franklin and 
Tilton. He continued in the meat business in Bristol till June, 
1899, his business career covering a period of 64 years. He has 
been a member of the Methodist church in Bristol for 75 years, 
and was a class leader for 25 years, and is still a member of 
the official board of that church, having filled this position for 
nearly 62 years. Mrs. Dolloff was a woman of superior ability 
and attainments, active in church and society work. After 
nearly 63 years of wedded life, the wife d. Dec. 20, 1900, ae. 
82-0-16. 

children, all born Bristol. 

19. Almira Smith, b. Dec. 12, 1838; graduated Tilton seminary, class 
of i860 ; m. Rev. George J. Judkins. (See.) 

20. Otis Ayer, b. Nov. 25, 1843 I d. Sept. 15, 1845, ae - 1-9-20. 

21. Emma Hannah, b. Feb. 14, 1846 ; was educated at Kingston 
academy and at Music Vale Seminary, Salem, Conn. She m. C. Newell 
Cass. (See.) 

22. Lynthia Nelson, b. Jan. 20, 1850; d. Nov. 16, 1855, ae. 5-9-26. 

23. Harlan Howard, b. June 29, 1852 ; d. Oct. 4, 1855, ae. 3-3-5. 

24. Viola Leone, b. Jan. 3, 1854 ; d. Oct. 10, 1855, ae. 1-9-7. 

25. Amna Maria, b. Apr. 8, 1858. She studied oil painting and crayon 
drawing in Boston and New York, and was an artist of great promise. 
She excelled in crayon portraits. She m. Ervin T. Drake, M.D. (See.) 

26. Alma Kate, b. Apr. 8, 1858; d. of consumption, June 16, 1875, ae. 
17-2-8. 

(13) Solon Dolloff, b. Oct. 3, 1827, m., May 1, 1850, 
Nancy, dan. of Daniel and Martha (Brown) Simonds, b. Alex- 
andria, Mar. 1, 1829. He was a school teacher in early man- 
hood. After his m. he lived in Bristol, then Franklin ; returned 
to Bristol and purchased the old Tom Docke farm, a mile or more 
east of Central square, where he has since res. He also kept a 
meat market in Bristol village for many years till 1902. He is 
a Republican and has served on the board of selectmen. He is 
active in Grange circles. 

children 

27. Wilbur, b. Bristol, Apr. 1, 1854 ; d. Dec. 24, 1854. 

28. Ida May, b. Franklin, Oct. 3, 1856 ; she graduated from New 
Hampton Literary Institution, and was a school teacher. She m., 
May 1, 1879, Fred A. VVhittemore, of Bridgewater. He graduated from 
Dartmouth College, class of 1888. He has been a school teacher ; now 
farming at Whitinsville, Mass. Children : 

a. Wilfred, b. Bristol, Jan. 12, 1882 ; is a student at Dartmouth 
College, class of 1904. 

b. Leila May, b. B., July 21, 1884. 

c. Aurioc Maria, b. Lonsdale, R. I., Sept. 27, 1892. 



GENEALOGIES — DOLLOFF 145 

d. Fred Dolloff, b. L., Jau., 1896 ; d. from the effects of a scald, 
Nov. 21, 1897, ae. 1-10-. 

Two daughters d. in infancy. 

29. Roxy, b. Franklin, Jan. 5, 1859; m. William F. Cass. (See.) He 
d. Apr. 5, 1881, and she in. (2) Charles H. Dickinson. (See.) 

30. Levi Mauson, b. F., Sept. 24, i860; m. Nov. 14, 1894, Mary 
R., dau. of Daniel J. and Abbie (Persis) Worthley, b. Bradford, Nov. 15, 

1867. Is the owner of a milk route in Arlington, Mass. No children. 

31. Frank Daniel, b. Bristol, Sept. 7, 1S62 ; m. Feb. 9, 1889, Nellie 
Florence, dau. of Levi D. Johnson. (See.) He is manager of his father's 
farm. Child : 

a. Frank Neil, b. B., Apr. 11, 1892. 

32. Luey Solon, b. B., Aug. 8, 1870; m. May 1, 1897, Minnie Obrien, 
of Newport. He had charge of his father's meat market for a time ; now 
res. iu Newport, in the meat business. 

(15) Orrin D- Dolloff, b. July 26, 1833, m. May 26, 1859, 
Clarinda A., dau. of Daniel and Dorcas (Baker) Elliott, b. 
Rumney, Sept. 5, 1839. He is a farmer at the Hoyt tavern 
stand in Bridgewater, where for several years Mrs. Dolloff has 
kept a summer boarding-house — Elm Lawn. 

CHILDREN 

33. Alba O., b. Bridgewater, Mar. 10, i85o; m. Nellie Vose, dau. of 
John F. Vose, b. Alexandria, Apr. 17, 1856; and d. Dec. 10, 1886, ae. 
30-7-23. He m. Jan. 12, 1889, Jennie Maud Dewar, of Manchester, b. 
Jan. 13, 1865. He is a letter-carrier in Manchester. 

34. Myra Etta, b. B., Apr. 7, 1864; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Frank H. 
Elliott. They res. Concord. Child : 

a. Clarice Mae, b. Concord, May 24, 1888. 

35. Mabel M., b. B., Nov. 1, 1868 ; m. Sept. 15, 1897, Harry P. Hath- 
orne. Is a bookkeeper in Boston. Res. Chelsea, Mass. 

36. Maud M., b. Nov. 1, 1868, a twin sister, is a milliner. 

(16) Gilbert B. Dolloff, b. Dec. 7, 1835, m. Apr. 22, 1857, 
Margaret H., dau. of Isaac C. Tilton. (See.) She was b. Oct. 
15, 1834, and d. June 1, 1S67, ae. 32-7-16. He m. in July, 

1868, Mary E. Vose, who d. Dec. 28, 1869, and he m. May 8, 
1870, Emily Jane, widow of Charles H. Spencer, and dau. of 
Cyrus W. Eaton. (See.) He has represented his town in the 
general court, and has served as selectman. He succeeded his 
father on the home farm. 

CHILDREN 

37. Abner F., B. Bristol, July 3, 1863. 

#38. Ansel G., b. Bridgewater, Dec. 24, 1869. 
39. Agnes M., b. B., Apr. 3, 1872 ; m. Harris W. Hammond. 

(38) Ansel G. Dolloff, b. Dec. 24, 1869, m. June 6, 1891, 
Blanche C, dau. George C. Currier (See), b. Nov. 26, 1871. 
He was a dealer of stoves and tinware in the basement of 
Blake's block, for some years previous to 1902, when he became 
a member of the firm of Emmons & Dolloff, in same business, 
at stand next north of Newfound river, on west side of Central 

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146 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

square. He is a Republican, an Odd Fellow, and a member of 
the K. of P. Is now serving as fireward. 

CHILD 

40. Helen Mary, b. Bristol, Oct. 30, 1893. 



i. Samuel Dolloff, the son of Samuel and Mary Dolloff, 
was b. in Meredith, and d. in Waterville, October, 1895. He 
m. Mary, dau. of Isaac Webster, b. in Meredith, d. Waterville. 
Was a resident of District No. 5, in Bristol, i842-'46. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles W., b. Meredith, Mar. 20, 1833 ; m. Laura A., dau. of 
John L. Davis, b. Gilford, June 19, 1841. Served in Co. G, 12th N. H. 
Vols. Wounded Mar. 3, 1863, at battle of Chancellorsville ; gunshot 
wound in right forearm. Res. Concord. 

3. Levi, b. M., Mar. 2, 1835. Was a corporal Co. H, 14th N. 
H. Vols., enlisting Aug. 11, 1862 ; wounded Sept. 19, 1864, at Opequan, 
Va. Res. Campton Village. 

4. Benjamin, b. M., 1840 (?). Served in Co. K, 16th Mass. Vols., 
from July 2, 1862, till July 27, 1864. Res. Everett, Mass. 

5. John E., b. Bristol, July 13, 1842 , m. Rowena M., dau. Nathan 
and Lorinda Holbrook, Aug. 2, 1866. She was b. Milford, Mass., Aug. 
31,1848. (See Roll of Honor.) Res. Passumpsic, Vt. Children: 

a. Eugene Malcolm, b. Lebanon, Sept. 9, 1867 ; m. Mary Grow, 
Lynn, Mass., Sept. 25, 1889 ; is a physician at Rockport, Mass. 

b. George Warren, b. Danville, Sept. 25, 1869; d. Barnet, Vt., 
Sept. 3, 1877, ae. 7-11-8. 

c. Etta B., b. Barnet, Vt., Sept. 27, 1871 ; m. Nov. 19, 1887, 
Willie E. Demas. He d. Sept. 19, 1890. 

d. Inez Bertha, b. Glover, Vt., Dec. 22, 1873. 

6. Eunice, m. Steele; d. Lakeport, March, 1901. 

7. George F., b. Thornton. 

DOUD 

Arthur V. Doud, M.D., is the son of Sylvester S. and Mary 
R. (Goodell) Doud, b. New Haven, Vt., Oct. 23, 1867. His 
ancestors were of English stock. On his mother's side they set- 
tled in New England previous to the Revolutionary war ; on his 
father's side, they have resided in New England since 1636. 
Dr. Doud practiced medicine one year in Hill and came to Bris- 
tol in July, 1897, and has since been in practice here, occupying 
a suite of rooms corner of Central square and Spring street. 
Unm. (See Physicians.) 

THE DOW FAMILIES 

1. Jonathan Dow was b. in Hampton, May 21, 1734. He 
m. Comfort Brown, b. Oct. 10, 1730. He d. in New Hampton, 
Nov. 6, 1816, ae. 82-5-15. A son was 



GENEALOGIES — DOW 147 

2. Levi, b. New Hampton, Mar. 31, 1763, and d. same 
place in March, 1849, ae. 86. He m. in 1784, Abigail Godfrey, 
b. in Poplin, Oct. 10, 1758, and d. Dec. 17, 1822, ae. 64-2-7. 
Of his children, one was 

3. Joseph Godfrey, b. New Hampton, Aug. 30, 1789. He 
m. Polly Boynton, Dec. 8, 1811. She was b. Mar. 22, 1791. 
He d. in New Hampton, Dec. 3, 1830 (tombstone says 1831), 
ae. 41-3-3. She m. (2) Robert Heath. (See.) 

children, all born in New Hampton 

4. Mary Jane Boynton, b. Feb. 8, 1813 ; m. John C. Downing. 

(See.) 

5. Wm. Boynton, b. Apr. 10, 1815. 
#6. George Washington, b. May 6, 181 7. 

7. Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1819 ; in. Jan. 2, 1840, John B. Marston. 

8. John Mooney, b. Mar. to, 1822 ; d. Dec. 20, 1845, aeT 23-9-10. 

9. Joseph Godfrey, b. Mar. 22, 1825 ; res. in California ; d. June 19, 
1S85, in Washington Ter., ae. 60-2-27. 

10. Martha Curtis, b. Dec. 20, 1827 ; in. Charles B. Heath. (See.) 

(6) George W. Dow, b. May 6, 18 17, m. Adeline C, dau. 
of Elisha Gurdy. (See.) She was b. Dec. 8, 1816, and d. 
Bristol, Sept. 10, 1865, ae. 48-9-2. He m. (2) Amanda Jane, 
widow of Joseph F. Rollins. (See.) He d. in Bristol, May 9, 
1 89 1, ae. 74-0-3. Mrs. Dow res. on School street. He was a 
farmer at Moore's Mills, i844-'47. In 1852, in company with 
David Mason, he engaged in the manufacture of strawboard on 
Willow street, and continued this and the manufacture of paper 
for ten years. He was superintendent of strawboard-mills at 
Contoocook and in the West. 

CHILDREN 

11. Charles B., b. Bristol, 1842 ; m. Addie, dau. James and Eliza Blake. 
Certificate issued Sept. 26, 1863. He res. Bristol, Chicago, and for several 
years in California; now in Honolulu. He m. (2). Changed his name 
to Charles D. Stone. 

12. John Mooney, b. B., 1846; m. Dec. 21, 1880, Elizabeth Flude. 
(See Randolph Family.) 



1 . William Dawton Dow, son of True Perkins and Eunice 
Canney (Brown) Dow, was b. Moultonboro, June 23, 1852. 
He m. Feb. 9, 1879, Sadie, dau. of Ivory and Rhoda (Philpot) 
Furgeson, b. Waterbury, Me. He was for 16 years a foreman 
in finishing department of a shoe factory at Dover. Came to 
Bristol in April, 1895 ; was interested for a time in the manu- 
facture of shoes. In June, 1899, succeeded Abram Dolloff in 
meat business. Free Baptist. Odd Fellow. No children. 



1. George Albert Dow, son of Cyrus Benjamin and Ellen 
M. (Couch) Dow, was b. Warner, May 4, 1870. Was farmer 



148 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

in Warner ; was eight years an employee of Deerfoot Farm 
Creamery company in Contoocook ; assumed charge of its 
creamery in Bristol in April, 1900, which position he still 
holds. He operates a meat market and a milk route, Unm. 
Republican . Free Baptist. 

Flora P. Dow, a sister and housekeeper for above, was b. 
August, 1872 ; m. Joseph W. Johnson. 

Mary Ann Dow, an aunt of above, dau. of Isaac and Polly 
(Watson) Dow, b. Boscawen, Aug. 27, 1821, res. with George 
A. Dow, above. 



1. Jacob H. Dow was b. in Sunapee, Aug. 15, 1821. He 
m. (1) Irene Angel, of Sunapee, where she d. He m. (2) Mary 
Ann Stevens, of Wilmot ; (3) Oct. 22, 1858, Charlotte D- Hol- 
den, dau. Ira Holden, b. Addison, Vt., Oct. 22, 1827. He 
came to Bristol about 1856, and was a laborer. (See Roll of 
Honor.) After the war, he settled in Hill, and there d. Apr. 
20, 1884, ae. 62-8-5. 

CHILDREN 

2. Irene, b. Sunapee ; m. Mark Towle, of Haverhill, Mass. Res. 
Hammond, Ind. 

3. Sarah, b. S.; m. Charles E. Smith, New Hampton. Res. Ham- 
mond, Ind. 

4. John. 5. Luella, b. S.; m., and d. in New Hampton. 

6. Mary A., b. S.; m. Cheney; res. Newport. 

7. Arthur A., b. Bristol, Sept. 1, 1859; m. June 4, 1881, Belle Wad- 
leigh. Child : 

a. Mabel E., b. July 18, 1883 ; m. Leston Maclinn. (See.) 

8. Horace E., b. B., Dec. 18, 1861 ; went to Chicago, and there m. 
Feb. 15, 1885, Rosa Eagan. In 1899, located in So. Omaha, Neb. 

9. Edward Everett, b. B., Oct. 20, 1864. At 16 went to Hammond, 
Ind., thence to Lakin, Kansas, there m. in Jan., 1890, Kate Carneys. In 
1901, went to Redlands, Cal. 

10. Alice A., b. Hill, Nov. 22, 1867; m. June, 1894, Charles P. Sargent 
of Gilmanton. Res. Lower Gilmanton. 

11. Donna E., b. H., July 8, 1870 ; m. Mar. 20, 1897, Walter L. Smith 
of Buxton, Me. Res. Gleasondale, Mass. 



i. Abram S. Dow, son of Philip, b. Nov. 10, 1816, m. 
Mary Jane Moore, dau. of Joseph, b. New Hampton, Jan. 8, 
1822. He was a farmer in District No. 4, from 1874 till he d., 
Mar. 15, 1881, ae. 64-4-5. She d. Apr. 18, 1877, ae. 55-3-10. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles G., b. Meredith, July 22, 1850. He came to Bristol 
with his father and succeeded him on the farm. He m. (1) Sept. 2, 
1877, Martha M. Clifford, dau. of Sylvester, (2) July 5, 1900, Katie A., 
dau. of Allen and Sarah (Barrett) Keyser. Children : 

a. Lewis Sylvester, b. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1880 ; m. Aug. 13, 1902, 
Ethel Maud, dau. of Lyman B. and Ellen J. (Gordon) Wells. 

b. Leon Chester, b. B., Nov. 53, 1882. 

c. Alfred, b. B., Dec. 3, 1884. 



GENEALOGIES — DOWNING 149 

d. Von Karl, b. B., Jan. 16, 18S7. 

e. Richard, b. B., Apr. 12, 1890. 

3. Anna M., b. Meredith, Sept. 10, 1852 ; d. July 26, 1871, ae. 
18-10-16. 

4. John G., b. Alexandria, June 2, 1854 ; d. Sept. 24, 1884, ae. 30- 
3-22. 

5. George H., b. Meredith, May 7, 1859; d. Bristol, Apr. 22, 1880, 
ae. 20-11-15. 

6. Ellie M., b. Aug. 2, 1865 ; m. Edwin Smith. 

THE DOWNING FAMILY 

1. John Cook Downing, son of Henry and Abigail (Ellen- 
wood) Downing was b. Londonderry, Mar. 29, 1809. He m. 
Mar. 19, 1834, Mary Jane Boynton Dow, dau. of Joseph G., b. 
Feb. 8, 1813. (See.) He was a carpenter. Res. Alexandria, 
later No. Bristol, and still later built and res. in the Cass house 
on Merrimack street. He also built the house first occupied by 
Charles E. Mason on South Main street. Moved to Lowell, 
Mass., 1841, a pattern maker. In 1857, went to Healdsburg, 
Cal., undertaker; he d. Dec. 22, 1875, ae. 66-8-23 \ she d. same 
place, Mar. 10, 1894, ae. 81-1-2. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ellen Antoinette, b. Bristol, Dec. 22, 1838; m. Nov. 14, 1858, John 
Washington Bagley, son of David, b. Cayuga Co., N. Y., Oct. 2, 1827. 
They res. Guerneville, Sonoma Co., Cal. Children : 

a. Josephine Antoinette, b. Healdsburg, Cal., Oct. 15, 1859. 

b. Mary Louise, b. H., June 18, 1863. 

c. Herbert Lincoln, b. H., July 7, 1865. 

d. Frank John, b. H., Sept. 9, 187 1. 

e. Alice Clare, b. Guerneville, Nov. 19, 1874. 
/. Carl Elmer, b. G., Sept. 21, 1877. 

3. Joseph Henry, b. Bristol, Nov. 28, 1840 ; m. Dec. 3, 1873, at 
Healdsburg, Cal., Mrs. Matilda (Prince) Burlingame, dau. Thomas R. 
and Abigail S. (Oakes) Prince, b. Portland, Me., Nov. 29, 1842. Res. 709 
10th street, Oakland, Cal. 

a. Annette Roby, b. Oakland, Cal., Dec. 16, 1882. 

4. Clarence Victor Blossom, b. Lowell, Mass., May 22, 1850 ; m. May 
22, 1878, Mary Ann Frances Smith, b. Sonoma Co., Cal. He d. Vallejo 
Sonoma Co., Cal., Nov. 30, 1882, ae. 32-6-8. Children: 

a. Fred Parsons, b. San Francisco, Cal., May 1, 1879. 

b. Lucille Antoinette, b. S. F., Sept. 27, 1880. 

c. Clare Victor, b. Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 1, 1882. 
Family res. 1,031 Valencia street, San Francisco, Cal. 

THE DRAKE FAMILIES 

1 . Jacob Burnham Drake was b. in New Hampton about 
1794. He was the son of Nathaniel, b. in New Hampton, and 
grandson of Nathaniel, of Northwood, one of the first settlers in 
New Hampton. Jacob B. m. Polly Smith. In 1835, he settled 

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150 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

in the L,oeke neighborhood; in 1843, removed to No. Bristol, 
where he d., Oct. 29, 1869, ae. 75 ; she d. July 3, 1867, ae. 73. 

CHILDREN 

2. Nancy, b. New Hampton, 1817 ; m. John Spencer ; lived and d. in 
Berwick, Me. 

#3. Philip Smith, b. N. H., Apr. 14, 1819. 
4. Emily Jane, b. N. H., 1834 ; d. Bristol, Nov. 9, 1855, ae. 21-4-. 

(3) Philip S. Drake, b. Apr. 14, 1819, m. Apr. 11, 1839, 
Harriet, dau. of Benjamin Docke (See), b. Jan. 14, 1822. They 
settled on the Muzzey farm in the L,ocke neighborhood ; in 1843, 
removed to the silver mine farm in No. Bristol with his father ; 
about 1876, sold to Abner Fowler and removed to a farm near 
the cemetery in No. Bristol, where he d. Sept. 15, 1882, ae. 
63-5-1, and where she res. 

children 

#5. Charles Norton, b. Bristol, Sept. 30, 1839. 
*6. Henry Wells, b. B., May 30, 1846. 

7. Abra Ann, b. B., Jan. 13, 1851 ; m. Andrew T. Nudd. (See.) 

8. Frank EaForest, b. B., Jan. 10, 1855 ; m. Nov. 17, 1883, Mary Ann 
Webster and res. Laconia. 

(5) Charles N. Drake, b. Sept. 30, 1839, m. Sept. 9, 1862, 
Harriet Augusta, dau. of Col. Samuel H. Rollins. (See.) At 
battle of Gettysburg he lost a leg and was shot through the 
body. (See Roll of Honor.) Farmer and carpenter. Served 
as selectman. He d. suddenly Sept. 1, 1896, while officiating 
as manager at the funeral of a neighbor — fell from his carriage 
while en route to the grave and expired from heart failure ; ae. 
56-n-i. Republican, G. A. R. Shed. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1900, 
ae. 57-1 1-9. 

CHILDREN 

9. Irene Maud, b. Bristol, May 8, 1868; d. Nov. 4. 1879, ae - 1 1-5-26. 

10. William Harrison, b. B., Jan. 18, 1871 ; d. Mar. 29, 1872, ae. 
1-2-11. 

11. Daughter, b. B.; d. Dec. 2, 1878, ae. 4 weeks. 

(6) Henry W. Drake, b. May 30, 1846, m. Sept. 25, 1869, 
Lavinia S. Page, dau. of Mitchel H. (See.) Divorced. (See 
Roll of Honor.) He is a locomotive engineer at Harrisburg, 
Pa. She m. (2) Oscar F. Morse. (See.) 

CHILDREN 

12. Minnie Eva, b. Bristol, Oct. 8, 1870 ; m. Frank E. Keezer. (See.) 

13. Charles Mitchell, b. B., Apr. 6, 1873 ; m. in Boston, Sept., 1895, 
Ida M. Dukes. He is an electric car motorman, Somerville, Mass. 



i. Thomas Thayer Drake, son of Ebenezer T. and Abigail 
(Berry) Drake, was b. Pittsfield, July 21, 1827. He m., Jan. 
2 7> !853, Emily Ann, dau. of Samuel and Betsey (Svvett) 



GENEALOCxIES — DRAPER I.S I 

Jenness, b. Pittsfield, Nov. 13, 1832. In 1873, he settled in Bris- 
tol. He is a farmer, mechanic, and mover of buildings. Is a 
Republican, Calvinist Baptist. She d. in Bristol, Mar. 2, 1902, 
ae. 69-3-19. 

children, all born in Pittsfield 

■:{:2. Edward Malconi, b. Junes, J 855. 
■£3. Ervin Thayer, b. May, 21, 1857. 

4. Herbert Elmer, b. Dec. 30, 1859; m. Aug. 25, 1886, Mary Eloise 
Johnson. Graduated Wesleyan University in 1886, taught six years in East 
Greenwich acaderny in East Greenwich, R. I.; studied two years in Europe, 
returning in 1894, and has since been teacher of Latin in the classical 
High school in Providence, R. I. 

5. Annie Isabel, b. Dec. 5, 1861 ; d. July 27, 1864, ae. 2-7-22. 

6. Addie May, b. June 8, 1865. Graduated Tilton Seminary 1886, 
studied in Europe, taught French and German in Tilton Seminary ; after- 
wards in Drew Seminary, Carmel, N. Y. 

7. John Payson, b. May 26, 1867; m. June 22, 1899, Hattie Pearl 
Krum, Stevens's Point, Wis. He graduated Wesleyan University, Mid- 
dletown, Conn., 1894; taught the sciences three years in High school, 
Stevens's Point, Wis.; in Moline, 111., High school ; now in Western Illi- 
nois State Normal school. Child : 

a. Russell Payson, b. Malone, Feb. 27, 1901. 

8. Amy Belle, b. June 3, 1869; graduated Tilton Seminary, 1892, 
and Nornal school, Lowell, Mass. Is principal graded school, St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 

9. Arthur Knowlton, b. Mar. n, 1872; graduated Harvard Medical 
school, 1898. Pathologist and assistant superintendent in State Hospital, 
Tewksbury, Mass. 

(2) Edward M. Drake, b. June 5, 1855, m. June 5, 1883, 
Almira Helen Haskins, of Danbury. He was a lumber manu- 
facturer. Removed to Tilton, 1892, where he is a carpenter. 
Was deputy sheriff at Tilton six years. 

CHILDREN 

10. Mabel Helen, b. Bristol, Feb. 16, 1886. 

11. Raymond Haskins, b. B., Nov- 17, 1890. 

(3) Ervin T. Drake, b. May 21, 1857, m. Nov. 5, 1884, 
Amna Maria, dau. Abram Dolloff. (See.) She d. of consump- 
tion, June 1, 1885, ae. 27-1-23. He m. (2) Mary Louise, dau. 
Jonas B. and Addie Proctor Aiken, of Franklin. He is a phy- 
sician of large practice in Franklin, where he settled in 1885. 

children 

12. Ruth Bradley, b. Franklin, June 4, 1890. 

13. Mary Louise, b. F., Aug. 20, 1892. 

14. Ervin Thayer, b. F., Nov. 3, 1894. 

15. Robert Aiken, b. F., Dec. 6, 1896. 

THE DRAPER FAMILIES 

1. Jason Currier Draper, son of Nathaniel and Mary 
(Gill) Draper, was b. in Plymouth, Dec. 7, 1816. He m. Dec. 



152 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

22, 1843, Hannah True, dau. of Benjamin F. and Sarah (True) 
Cass, b. Andover, Nov. 9, 18 19. He was a glove manufacturer 
in Plymouth ; settled in Bristol, 1858, and continued this busi- 
ness, first on Lake street, and later on site of present saw-mill 
in Bristol village till his death. He erected the residence on 
School street, opposite the schoolhouse grounds, and there d. 
Apr. 24. 1868, ae. 51-4-17. He was a successful businessman, 
a Republican, Mason, official member of the Methodist church, 
and superintendent of the Sunday-school. Mrs. Draper d. Bris- 
tol, Nov. 26, 1890, ae. 71-0-17. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah G., d. Aug. 20, 1850, ae. 1-2-18. 

3. Luzetta Sarah, b. Plymouth, Dec. 29, 1852 ; m. George A. Emer- 
son. (See.) 

4. Jason True, b. Bristol, Dec. 30, 1859; graduated Boston Univer- 
sity, 1884, receiving degree of A.B. Received from same institution, in 
1889, degree of A.M. He has taught at Lyndon Institute, Lyndon, Vt.; 
at Berea College, Berea, Ky.; high school, Pueblo, Colo.; high school at 
Oakland, Cal., and is now at the head of the department of Natural 
Science in the high school at Holyoke, Mass. He m. June 23, 1886, Cath- 
erine Ella, dau. of Nathaniel and Philinda Morrison, b. Sornerville, 
Mass., Jan. 15, i860. No children. 



i. Alvah McQuesten Draper, the son of William and 
Sarah (L,acy) Draper, was b. Plymouth, Nov. 20, 1828. Mar. 
30, 1853, he m. Rosella Euphremie, dau. of Joseph and Mary 
(Hoit) Pike, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1832. They 
came to Bristol in November, 1868, and he was manufacturer of 
buckskin gloves and mittens. Returned to Plymouth in Nov- 
ember, 1884, and in April, 1890, emigrated to Iowa. He d. 
Boone, Iowa, Mar. 20, 1899, ae. 70-4-0. She res. Pilot Mound, 
Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

■a-2. Albert William, b. Plymouth, Feb. 14, 1854. 
3. Eugene Cochran, b. P., May 1, 1856; m. June 11, 1887, Sarah E. 
Roby, dau. Lowell R. (See.) Was a workman in Taylor & Gordon's 
mill ; d. in Bristol, Sept. 11, 1888, ae. 32-4-10. She res. Hebron. No 
Children : 

*4. Alvah Everett, b. P., Nov. 21, 1864. 

5. Leslie Binford, b. P., May 24, 1867 ; m. Jan. 1, 1888, Abbie Dear- 
born. No children. He again m., and res. Pilot Mound, Boone Co., 
Iowa. Child : 

a. Alvah Leslie, b. Feb., 1900. 

6. Elsie Mary, b. Bristol, Apr. 2, 1871 ; went West with her parents, 
and m. July 30, 1S92, Rev. Harris Norton Lawrence, Congregational 
clergyman. They res. at Boone, Iowa. Child : 

a. Gertrude May, b. Laurens, Iowa, Dec. 12, 1893. 

(2) Albert W. Draper, b. Feb. 14, 1854, m. Lovinia A. 
Bayley, July 10, 1875. He m. (2) and res. Manchester. 



GENEALOGIES — DREW 153 

children, by first wife 

7. Ethelyn, b. Oct. 3, 1876. 

8. George Albert, b. Mar. 13, 1879; d. Aug. 29, 1888, ae. 9-5-16. 

9. Edgar, b. Sept. ir, 1880; d. Oct. 1, 1881, ae. 1-0-20. 

10. Inez, b. Oct. 20, 1882 ; d. Aug. 25, 18S5, ae. 2-10-5. 

(4) Alvah E. Draper, b. Nov. 12, 1864, m. June 11, 1887, 
Mary Alma, dau. Mark G. and Eliza A. (Sanborn) Duston, 
b. Salisbury, Mass., Dec. 3, 1861. He is a clergyman, a 
member of New Hampshire Methodist Conference since 1892. 
Graduated from Tilton Seminary and from Boston University, 
College of Liberal Arts. 

CHILDREN 

11. Stacy Arthur, b. June 28, 1888. 12. Helen Pike, b. Feb. 8, 1891. 
13. Marion Elsie, b. Apr. 2, 1893. 14. Jason Sanborn, b. Nov. 3, 1894. 

15. Ralph Lemuel, b. Aug. 23, 1896. 

16. Norman Everett, b. May 2, 1898. 



George Albert Draper, a brother of Alvah M., above, was 
b. Plymouth, Mar. 15, 1822. He came to Bristol about 1866, 
and was a manufacturer of buckskin gloves here a few years 
previous to his death which occurred Aug. 7, 1874. His age 
was 52-4-22, and he was unm. (See Fatal Accidents.) 

THE DREW FAMILIES 

1. Samuel Drew, b. Shapleigh, Me., was a Revolutionary 
soldier from Plymouth. His first enlistment was July 11, 1775, 
at which time his age was given as 19. He m. Betsey Webber, 
b. Methuen, Mass. In 1785, they settled a mile north of the 
Locke neighborhood, in Bristol, on the old road to the Bridge- 
water meeting-house, long since abandoned. He was the first 
settler on this farm, and here the first town meeting of Bridge- 
water was held, in 1788. He spent his last days in the family of 
his son, Samuel, in Northern New York. She d. in family of 
son John, in New Hampton. 

children 

■Z2. Amos Webster, b. Plymouth, Dec. 20, 1783. 
#3. Benjamin, b. P.. Apr. 17, 1785. 

4. Betty, b. Bristol, Apr. 20, 1787 ; m. Jacob Swain and removed to 
Gilmanton, where he d. She d. New Hampton. No children. 

5. Samuel, b. B., Aug. 24, 1789. Had a family and removed to 
Northern New York. 

6. Sally, b. B., Sept. 28, 1791 ; m. Ephraim Merrill. (See.) 

7. Polly, b. B., Apr. 2, 1794; in. Roby, and removed to Stew- 

artstown. 

8. John, b. B., June 9, 1797. He m. a dau. of Esq. Simpson, of New 
Hampton, and lived and d. there. She d. in the West in family of dau. 
Louise. Children : 



154 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. William, b. James, who went to California when 20 years 
old. c. Harriet. d. Louise. e. Sarah, f. Elijah, and 
perhaps others. 

(2) Amos W. Drew, b. Dec. 20, 1783, m. Dorothy, dau. 
Jacob Gurdy. (See.) Published Sept., 1803. He m. (2) 
Ruth, dau. Samuel Gurdy. (See.) He was a farmer in Bris- 
tol, New Hampton, and for 20 years at Goffs Falls, where he d. 
Jan. 15, 1873, in family of daughter Susan, ae. 89-0-25. 

children, all supposed to have been born in Bristol 

9. Sally, b. Dec. 1, 1803; m. George B. Gordon, May 20, 1827. Res. 
Alexandria. Three children. Family all deceased. 

10. Betsey, b. Nov. 2, 1805 ; m. Thomas R. Emmons. (See.) 

11. Aaron, b. Apr. 27, 1808; m. Mary Colby. He d. in Manchester, 
she in Collinsville, Conn. 

12. Mary, m. Solomon French, a farmer in Bristol. He d. Sept. 4, 
1882, ae. 69-6-3; she d. Jan. 14, 1887, ae. 76-8-27. No children. 

#13. Asa, b. Apr. 24, 1812. 

14. Ann, m. George Burns, and d. in Boston, Mass. 

15. Louise, b. 1816; m. Moses Hemmingway in 1842. She d. in 
Stoneham, Mass. He m. (2) 1877, Etta Paine, and res. Stoneham, Mass. 
No children. 

*i6. Alvin, S., b. Nov. 3, 1818. 

17. Susan Hoyt, b. June 21, 1820; m. William H. Perkins. (See.) 
#18. Amasa Worthen, b. Dec. 20, 1822. 
-YCI9. Alfred R., b. Apr. 6, 1824. 

20. Lydia, m. Enoch Nicholson. She d., and he went to Nebraska, 
where he was killed by lightning. 

21. Lucy, m. (1) Jesse Cross; (2) George B. McOuesten, No. Lon- 
donderry. Children : 

a. Amos Webster. b. Rufus. c. Webster Cross, drowned. 
d. Sarah, e. Charles. f. Melvina, m. John Hadley. 

22. Dorothy, d. young. 23. Melissa, d. young. 

(3) Benjamin Drew, b. Apr. 17, 1785, m. Sept. 3, 1807, 
Sally, dau. of John Harriman (See), b. July 6, 1788. He was 
a farmer in Bristol, New Hampton, and in Stewartstown, where 
he d. Oct. 5, 1869, ae. 84-5-18; shed. Dec. 10, 1870, ae. 82- 

5-4- 

CHILDREN 

#24. Amos Webster, b. Bristol, Apr. 5, 1808. 

25. Mary Harriman, b. May 4, 1810. 

26. Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1815 ; d. Dec. 9, 1842, ae. 27-7-28. 

27. Sally, b. Sept. 21, 1820; d. Apr. 16, 1839, ae. 18-6-25. 

28. Benjamin, b. Aug. 4, 1822 ; d. Sept. 10, 1822. 

29. Benjamin, b. Jan. 20, 1826. 30. Edwin W., b. Dec. 10, 1828. 

(13) Asa Drew, b. Apr. 24, 1812, m. Nov. 11, 1834. 
Sarah C, dau. of Peter Wells (See), b. Sept. 25, 1808. He 
was a farmer for many years in the Locke neighborhood, then 
in Hebron, and later res. some years on Lake street. She d. 
vSept. 7, 1890, ae. 81-11-12, in the family of her son, Harvey, in 
Alexandria; he d. in the family of his dau., Mrs. Samuel 
O. Morrill, Bridgewater, Jan. 23, 1900, ae. 87-S-29. 



GENEALOGIES — DREW 155 

CHILDREN 

#31. Harvey W., b. Bristol, Sept. 2, 1835. 

32. Augustus B., b. B., Feb. 2, 1837; d. in Bridgewater, June 28, 
1863, ae. 26-4-26, of disease contracted in the army. (See Roll of 
Honor.) 

33. Emily, \v, -r e +■ q f m. Samuel O. Morrill, Bridewater. 

34. Charles, j °' K '' &ept - 25 ' I839 ' \ d. Bridgewater, Oct. 18, 1850, ae. 
1 1-0-23. 

35. Peter Wells, b. Hebron, Feb. 25, 1843. Served in Company C, 
12th Regt. N. H. Vols., and d. in the service Jan. 21, 1863, ae. 19-10-26. 
While on the march this soldier was taken sick and fell out of the ranks, 
was arrested by the provost guard, and soon after died of the measles. 
He was reported a deserter and this record so stood till 1880, when it was 
amended. 

36. Hannah W., b. Hebron, Apr. 8, 1845 ; m. Lorenzo Flanders, Bridge- 
water. He. d. Jan. 22, 1902. 

37. Mary Ann, b. Bridgewater, Oct. 31, 1849 ; m. George F. Follans- 
bee. (See.) 

(16) Alvin S. Drew, b. Nov. 3, 1818, m. Sept. 25, 1840, 
Anstrice Caroline, dau. of Russell and Polly (Flanders) Ray, 
b. Manchester, May 4, 1825. He was many years on the 
Boston police force and d. East Boston, Oct. 31, 1891, ae. 
72-11-28. 

CHILDREN 

38. Frances Ellen, b. Dec. 21, 1843 '> d. Jan. 4, 1885, ae. 41-0-13. She 
m. Howard Woodbury, June 1, 1862, who d. Jan. 21, 1888. Children : 

a. Mabelle Frances Augusta, b. Nov. 7, 1866; m. Benjamin H. 
Douglass, Apr. 29, 1891. 

b. Frank Woodbury, d. in infancy. 

c Herbert Granville, b. Nov. 10, 1868. 

d. Ethel Ward, b. Nov. 6, 1870. 

e. Franklin Howard, b. Sept. 28, 1875. 

39. Manilus Mortimer, b. Jan. 21, 1845 ; d. May, 1845, ae. 4 mos. 

40. George Granville, b. Aug. 16, 1847 '■> m - Dec. 25, 1870, Elta T. 
Bean. He m. (2) June 17, 1883, Emily B. Baker, who d. Apr. 1, 1890. 
He m. (3). He is a lawyer in Boston. Children : 

a. Erne Belle, b. 1871, d. 1871. 

b. Blanche Telula, b. Sept 30, 1872. 

41. Ella, b. Jan. 23, 1849 ; d. July 1849. 

42. Emma Jane, b. Nov. 28, 1851 ; m. Osro A. Scovell. Children : 

a. Edith Ward, b. Mar. 16, 1876. 

b. Clifford, b. Feb., 1877 ; d. July, 1889, ae. 12-5-. 

(18) Amasa W. Drew, b. Dec. 20, 1822, 111. Oct. 23, 1850, 
Julia Ann, dau. of Josiah Fuller (See), b. Aug. 5, 1831, and d. 
Boston, Mass., Sept. 24, 188S, ae. 57-1-19. He was on Boston 
police force ; shipping clerk for large shoe firm ; gate keeper 
and ticket agent, East Boston ferry. Res. East Boston. 

children, all born East Boston 

43. Harriet Eliza, b. June 28, 1852 ; d. Mar. 16, 1855, ae. 2-8-18. 

44. Charles Fuller, b. Feb. 24, 1856; m. Georgia E. Golden, March, 
1880. She d. November, 1882, in East Boston. He m. Sept., 1899, Alice 
Lambert Rumney, of East Boston. Child : 



156 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Henry C, b. Nov., 1882, d. May, 1886, ae. 3-6-. 

45. Hattie Ermina, b. June 6, 1858; m. Dec. 12, 1883, Henry H. Rich. 
Two children, d. in infancy. 

46. Henry Webster, b. Aug. 17, 1864. Has been in British Columbia, 
mining, since about 1885. 

(19) Alfred R. Drew, b. Apr. 6, 1824, m. May, 1847, Mary 
Gannon, dau. John. She d. in Boston in April, 1851, or '52, 
and he in. (2) Lucretia Jordan, of Portland, Me., who d. in 
Boston. He m. (3) Mary Jane Sanborn, b. Northfield. In 
1S49, Mr. Drew assumed the position of patrolman on the police 
force of Boston; was made special officer in 1870; in October, 
1878, was made Chief Inspector, and therefore ranked third on 
the force which embraced over 800 men. He retired about 
1888, and res. for a time in Canaan. In 1893, he returned to 
his native place and here d. Nov. 8, 1893, ae. 69-7-2 ; she d. 
Bristol, Apr. 22, 1899, ae. 68 years. 

children 

47. Henrietta Frances, b. Nov. 22, 1848; m. Sept. 5, 1887, Charles 
W. Holmes. (See.) 

48. Albert R., b. 1850, d. 1854, ae. 4 years 

49. Emma R., b. 1854. Unm. Res. Boston. 

50. Frank Herbert, b. 1856, killed on cars in 1878, ae. 22. 

(24) Amos W. Drew, b. Apr. 5, 1808, m. Julia Esther, 
dau. Hubbard and Abigail (Rumford) Covering, b. June 4, 
1 8 15, Loudon. They res. Colebrook and Lancaster. He rep- 
resented his town in the legislature of 1847 and 1848 ; was state 
senator in 1862 and 1863; treasurer of Coos county in 1852 and 
1853, and coroner of the county for nearly twenty years. He d. 
Mar. 22, 1888, in Colebrook, ae. 79-11-17; she d. Stratford, 
Apr. 22, 1S90, ae. 74-10-18. 

children 

51. Lucy Abigail, b. May 4, 1843; d. in Colebrook, Oct. 23, 1887, ae. 

44-5~ I 9- 

52. Irving Webster, b. Colebrook, Jan. 8, 1845 ; m - Carrie H., dau. 
Dan S. and Sarah Merrill, b. Woodstock, Aug. 14, 1845. He is one of 
the prominent lawyers of the state. Was a member of the state senate in 
1883 ; a delegate to the Democratic National convention in 1880, 1892, 
add 1896, and one of the commissioners for the erection of the state libra- 
ry building. Children : 

a. Paul, b. Feb. 20, 1872; d. Oct. 1, 1872. 

b. Neil B., b. Sept. 9, 1873. c. Pitt F., b. Aug. 27, 1875. 
d. Sarah Maynard, b. Dec. 19, 1876. 

53. Benjamin Franklin, b. June 28, 1848 ; m.; one child, Josephine. 

54. Warren Edwin, b. Stewartstown, June 29, 1850 ; m. Abby Craw- 
ford, of Colebrook. Children : 

a. Jennie. b. George. c. Ellen. 

55. Julia Ellen, b. Aug. 21, 1855 ; m. F. N. Day, Stratford. Children : 

a. Esther. b. Frederick. 

56. Holman Arthur, b. Aug. 28, 1857 ; m. Mary Bedell, Colebrook. 



GENEALOGIES — DURGIN 157 

57. Edward Everett, b. Sept. 24, 1859. 
Six sons d. in infancy. 

(31) Harvey W. Drew. b. Sept. 2, 1835, m. in i860 (?) 
Lizzie A., dau. of Mitchel H. Page (See), b. May 21, 184 1. 
He served in Co. C, 12th Regt. N. H. Vols, in the Civil war. 
(See Roll of Honor.) He was a blacksmith in Bristol, Bridge- 
water, Groton, and Alexandria. Mrs. Drew d. Alexandria, 
Mar. 23, 1888, ae. 46-10-2. He m. (2) Mrs. Ruhama Alexan- 
der, of Alexandria, where he d. Aug. 5, 1895, ae. 59-1 1-3. 

CHILDREN 

58. Elmer Elsworth, b. Dec. 17, 1861 ; m. Alberta Avery, of Ply- 
mouth. Has been a policeman in Somerville, Mass., since 1895. 

59. Nellie Eva, b. Bridgewater, May 7, 1865 ; m. Jan. 1, 1880, Edwin 
W. Farnum, and res. Lebanon. Children : 

a. James Perley, b. Mar. 13, 1885. 

b. Harry Gould, b. July 14, 1890. 

c. Helen Mary, b. Mar. 14, 1894. 

60. Perley Asa, b. Jan. 14, 1867; m. Delia L. Emery, dau. Peter, b. 
Canada, July 15, 1869. Res. Cornish Center. Children : 

a. Franklin Perley, b. Aug. 16, 1886. 

b. Clarence Emery, b. Oct. 26, 18S8. 

61. Ethel Dollie, b. Sept. 14, 1882. Res. Alexandria. 



i. Rev. Alfred E. Drew, son of Aaron and Maria, 
was b. Fairfax, Vt., Sept. 13, 1841. He m. July 17, 1867, 
Anna E., dau. of Benjamin Atwood, b. Newbury, Vt., Aug. 
21, 1848. He is a Methodist clergyman, and was pastor of the 
Methodist church in Bristol two years from April, 1869. Has 
labored in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and California ; now 
pastor at Tarpon Springs, Fla. 

child 

2. Kate, b. Littleton, Jan. 30, 1869 ; m. Dec. 6, 1895, W. C. Evans ; 
res. New York city. 

THE DURGIN FAMILIES 

1 . William Durgin is said to have come from England in 
1690 and settled in Massachusetts. Of his five children 

2. William, b. 1717, settled in Epping and removed to 
Sanbornton in 1768, where he d., in 1789, ae. 72. He had 13 
children, one of whom was 

3. William, b. Sept. 5, 1750. He m. (1) Elizabeth Mor- 
rison, (2) Mrs. Hannah Clement, Nov. 4, 1798. He d. May n. 
1822, ae. 71-8-6. Of his 15 children, one by second wife was 

4. John Hill, b. Sanbornton, Nov. 2, 1800. He was a 
teacher, storekeeper, farmer and drover. A Whig and an aboli- 
tionist. He came to Bristol in 1870, and purchased a home on 



158 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

North Main street where he d. Sept. 20, 1882, ae. 8r-io-i8. He 
m. Lucretia, dau. of Amos and Nancy Brown, b. Wheelock, Vt., 
and d. Bristol, June 7, 1875, ae. 72. 

children 

5. Nancy Ambrose, b. Sept. 24, 1825 ; d. July 4, 1826, ae. 0-9-10. 

6. Nancy Ambrose, b. Oct. 15, 1827. She was educated at Tilton 
Seminary; taught school many years, including three years in graded 
schools of Bristol ; was three years superintending school committee of 
Bristol. Res. at the family homestead. Unm. 

7. Laura Blodgett, b. Nov. 30, 1830 ; m. Nov- 24, 1850, Charles D. 
McDuffee, b. Rochester, Mar. 4, 1829. He was agent of the Everett 
mills, Lawrence, and later of the Manchester mills, Manchester. He d. 
July 5, 1902, ae. 73-4-1. She res. Manchester. Four children. 

8. Lucretia Clement, b. July 10, 1833 ; m. Eusebe F. Manseau, and 
res. Woltou, P. Q. Six children. 

9. Clement Thayer, b. Sept. 4, 1835 ; m. Nov. 23, i860, Mary E. 
McGonigal, (2) Maria Chickering. Two children. Res. Bridgeport, 
Conn. 

10. Louise Maria R., b. June 1, 1837; m. Frank L. Prince, of Am- 
herst, Nov. 4, 1855. Four children. 

11. Horace Webster, b. Sept. 4, 1839 ; m. Irene Calvert, of Louisville, 
Ky., June 15, 1871 ; he m. (2) Dora H. Hibbard, who d. Feb. 10, 1888, and 
he m. (3) Ella F. Lee, of Manchester, Mass. He was a merchant in 
Taunton, Mass.; now treasurer and general manager of Granite City Soap 
company, Newburg, N. Y. 

12. Clara Kendrick, b. May 1, 1843; m. John M. Prince, Jan. 1, 1861 ; 
a farmer in Amherst. Five children. 

13. George Arthur, b. Sept. 24, 1844; d. Aug. 11, 1855, ae. 0-10-17. 

14. Charles Eastman, b. Feb. 24, 1847; a merchant in Taunton, Mass., 
now res. Cambridgeport, Mass.; agent Granite City Soap company. He 
m., Aug. 16, 1871, Abbie H. Pettingill of Salem, Mass., who d. at Cam- 
bridgeport, June 23, 1901, ae. 52-4-22. Child : 

a. Arthur Kemble, b. Sept. 11, 1873. 



i. Benjamin George Durgin was first taxed in Bristol in 
1868. He m., Sept. 26, 1862, Mary A., dau. of Jacob Cass. 
He was a carpenter, and a resident of Bristol much of the time 
till his death, which occurred at Goffstown, Dec. 1, 1901. She 
res. Bristol. 

CHILD 

2. Arthur Cass, b. Bristol, Sept. 19, 1868; m. Dec. 23, 1889, Maud 
M. Smith. He is an electrician. Children : 

a. Howard W., b. May 5, 1893. b. Fred, b. May 3, 1895. 

THE DURRELJL FAMILY 

1. Rev. Jesse Muiton Durrell was the son of William 
Henry and Sarah (Averill) Durrell. He was b. in Boston, 
Mass., and m. July 23, 1878, Irene Sarah, dau. of Hiram and 
Betsey Clark, b. Plymouth, May 17, 1852. He is a Methodist 
clergyman, and has been a member of the New Hampshire 



GENEALOGIES — DUSTIN 159 

Annual Conference since 1869. He has filled eleven pastorates, 
including three years at Bristol, i874~'77 ; was president of 
Tilton Seminary 1 891 -'95 ; now presiding elder of Dover district, 
and res. Dover. 

THE DUSTIN FAMILIES 

1. Samuel Dustin, son of Samuel and Rachel (Sanborn) 
Dustin, was a descendant of Hannah Dustin. He was b. San- 
bornton, Aug. 21, 181 1, and m. Jan. 9, 1837, Polly D., dau. of 
John and Betsey (Rundlett) Morrison, b. Sept. 24, 18 14, in 
Sanbornton. He res. in Sanbornton, Bristol, 1 857-' 72, and in 
Franklin ; was engaged in buying and selling bark, etc. She d. 
Franklin, July 30, 1897, ae. 82-10-6. He d. Franklin. 

CHILDREN 

2. James Prescott, b. Dec. 1, 1843 ; in. Mary Beau, dau. of Reuben, 
June 21, 1864. She d. Nov. 24, 1865, ae. 20, and he m. Alice D. French, 
of Andover, Jan. 14, 1870. He was station agent for some years ; removed 
to Plymouth about 1876, where he was a farmer. She d. Plymouth, and 
he d. same place, May 12, 1900, ae. 56-5-1 1. Child : 

a. James Morrison, b. Plymouth. 

3. Florence Emily, b. Oct. 18, 1847. Res. Beardsley, Minn ; uum. 

4. Samuel Perry, b. Mar. 6, 1850; m. Feb., 1874, Lydia Kelley, and 
res. Franklin ; for some years a bookkeeper. He d. at the Margaret 
Pillsbury hospital, Concord, Feb. 23, 1903, ae. 52-1 1-17. Children : 

a. Carl E., d. Franklin, June 4, 1903, ae." 26. 

b. C. Eugene. c. Winonah. 



1. Quincy Stephen Dustin is the son of Daniel Flanders 
and Sarah Jane (Pickering) Dustin, b. Hill, Jan. 29, 1857. He 
m., Oct. 31, 1878, Henrietta E., dau. of John L. Cheney (See), 
b. May 20, 1863, and d. in Bristol, Jan. 6, 1892, ae. 28-7-16. 
He m., Feb. 1, 1893, Georgianna G., sister of his first wife, b. 
Mar. 3, 1868. They res. in Bristol and Hill. Farmers. 

children 

2. Ida May, b. Hill, Dec. 25, 1879; m. Charles R. Seavey. (See.) 

3. Gerald Leonard, b. New Hampton, Oct. 10, 1881. 

4. Grace Etta Maud, b. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1884 ; m. Frank E. Wood- 
ward, May 5, 1902. 

5. Pearl Augustus, b. B., Oct. 16, 1887 ; d. B., Feb. 6, 1889, ae. 1-3-20. 

6. Henrietta Pearl, b. B., Jan. 4, 1892. 

7. Stephen Cheney, b. B., Dec. 11, 1893. 

8. Harold Quincy. 

THE EASTMAN FAMILIES 

1. Capt. Elias Maybee Eastman, the son of Thomas Fol- 
lansbee and Sarah (Maybee) Eastman, was b. Eastport, Me.. 



l6o HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Apr. 7, 1 82 1. When ten years old he ran away from home and 
shipped as a cabin boy on ship "Samuel"; followed the sea till 
1864; was then pilot four years in Portland harbor. He came to 
Bristol in 187 1 ; teamster. At 82 he is still a hard working 
man. In November, 1842, he m. Elizabeth Harrison, dau. of 
Abraham, b. Belfast, Ire. She d. in 1875, ae. 40. 



1. Horace Weston Eastman, son of Henry Hoyt and Caro- 
line (Preston) Eastman, was b. Groton, Oct. 9, 1867. He m., 
Oct. 23, 1889, Martha Mcintosh, b. Boston, Mass., May, 1873. 
He came from Plymouth 1896 ; blacksmith. 



CHILDREN 



2. Haven Sylvan, b. Plymouth, May 31, 1891. 

3. Clifton Kenneth, b. Bristol, Oct. 26, 1896. 

4. Roy Linwood, b. B., Apr. 20, 1903. 



Susan Eastman, b. Bath, Apr. 25, 1822, made her home in 
the family of her sister, Mrs. Solon S. Southard, for many 
years. She d. June 29, 1900, ae. 78-2-4. 

THE EATON FAMILIES 

1 . David Eaton came from Candia and settled in the Hall 
neighborhood about 18 12. He m. Abigail Rowe, dau. of Isaac 
Smythe. She d. Dec. 21, 1835, ae. 48; and he m. Dec. 8, 1841, 
Mrs. Anne (Peaslee) Ash. He d. Mar. 22, 1857, ae. 79 ; she 
m. Joseph Sanborn, Sanbornton. He was a cooper and farmer. 

CHILDREN 

2. John, b. Candia, Oct., 1811; m. Judith Johnson, of Hopkinton. 
Seven children. He d. and she removed to Concord. 

3. Ebenezer, b. Bristol, Jan., 1816 ; m. Mary J., dau. of Moses San- 
born. (See.) He was a farmer and trader on Summer street; d. Mar. 
31, 1865, ae. 49-2-. She m. (2) David S. Fowler. (See.) Child : 

a. Henry F., d. Aug. 27, 1849, ae. 4-8-. 

4. Sally, b. B., d. Apr., 1819, ae. 6 mos. 

5. Sally, b. B., d. Oct., 1822 ; ae. 2 years. 

6. Rufus, b. B., June 30, 1822 ; m. Sept. 19, 1848, Mary Jane Jewell, 
dau. of John, b. Northfield, Feb. 19, 1826. A cooper and farmer on Sum- 
mer street. Republican. Children : 

a. Frank, b. Bristol, Oct. 8, 1849; d. Oct. 25, 1870, ae. 21-0-17. 

b. George H., b. B., June 30, 1852; d. Sept. 1, 1870, ae. 18-2-1. 

7. Frank, b. B., 1828; d. of smallpox in Manchester, Feb. 21, 1848, 
ae. 20. 



i. Jacob Sawyer Eaton, M.D., was the son of Nathaniel 
and Mary (Kimball) Eaton, b. in Warner, Jan. 4, 1805. Sept. 



GENEALOGIES — EATON 1 6 1 

20, 1830, he m. Mrs. Harriet (Bean) Kimball, dau. of Daniel 
and Salley (Pattee) Bean, b. Warner, Apr. 22, 18 10. He 
removed from Alexandria to Bristol in 1832. (See Physicians.) 
His wife d. Dec. 5, 1837, ae. 27-7-13. He m. Sept. 2, 1849, 
Alma Ellery, dau. of Edward and Alma (Holden) Tyler, b. Jan. 
5, 1815 ; d. Harvard, Mass., Nov. 21, 1899, ae. 84-10-16. He 
d. Harvard, Sept. 5, 1888, from the shock of a carriage accident 
four months previous. His age was 83-8-1. 

children 

2. John Marshall, b. Bristol, May 12, 1832; m. Oct. 27, 1858, Maria, 
dau. of Louis Wetherby, b. Concord, Mass., Mar. 9, 1837. He studied 
medicine with his father and at the Harvard Medical school, where he 
graduated in 1856. He practiced in Stow, Mass., and later in Milford, 
Mass. Is now retired at Harvard, Mass. (See Roll of Honor.) No 
children. Congregationalist. 

3. Frances Amelia, b. B., June 10, 1835 ; d. Sept. 8, 1838, ae. 3-2-28. 

4. Horace Augustus, b. Nov. 5, 1837 ; d. Mar. 4, 1839, ae. 1-3-29. 

5. Lucian Kimball, b. B., Nov. 7, 1850 ; d. Fort Wayne, Ind., Mar. 
16, 1888, ae. 37-4-9. 

6. Harriet Frances, b. B., Mar., 1853 ; d. July 7, 1863, ae. 10-4-. 

7. James Ellery, b. Stow, Mass., July 10, 1855; m. July 27, 1889, 
Flora Kate, dau. of Dr. Robert H. Timpany, b. Toledo, O., Oct. 27, 1858. 
A merchant in Toledo. Children : 

a. Ellery Timpany, b. Toledo, Dec 23, 1894. 

b. Albert Tyler, b. T., Nov. 17, 1898. 

8. Alma Tyler, b. Nov. 12, 1857, was a teacher in public schools of 
Harvard. She m. June 19, 1889, H. B. Royal, M.D., of Harvard. Child: 

a, Kent Tyler, h. Oct. 25, 1891. 



1. William Eaton, son of Thomas, was b. Feb. 29, 1754, 
removed from Seabrook, Mass., to Sanbornton, in 1800. He 
was a Revolutionary soldier. He m. Betsey Eaton. He d. 
Oct. 11, 1837, ae. 83-7-12. She d. Dec. 14, 1839. They were 
the parents of 13 children, of whom one was 

2. Wheeler, b. Sept. 2, 1787. He m. (1) Abigail Per- 
kins, (2) Mrs. Nancy (Burley) Sleeper. He was a farmer two 
miles below Hill village. Six children, one of whom was 

3. Cyrus Wheeler, b. Weare, May 23, 1813. He m. 
Phebe Whitcher Goodwin, of Weare. Located in Bristol in 
1 84 1 ; was a carpenter and manufacturer of seraphiues. He d. 
Rockport, Mass., Aug. 13, 1849, ae. 36-2-20. She d. in Ply- 
mouth, Oct. 15, 1863, ae. 44 _I_ - 

CHILDREN 

4. Cyrus Perkins, b. Franklin, Jan. 19, 1839 ; m. Oct. 19, 1865, Henri- 
etta Vander Woerd, dau. of Charles and Jacoba J. (Pfeiffer) Vander 
Woerd, Waltham, Mass. She was b. Leyden, Holland, Sept. 7, 1844, and 
d. Waltham, May 28, 1901, ae. 56-8-21. He has been for many years an 
inspector of timing in the factory of the Waltham Watch company. 
Child : 

II 



l62 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Louis Gill, b. Waltham, Feb. 24, 1872 ; m. June 6, 1899, Jessie 
Mabelle Downer, b. Middlebury, Vt., Nov. 17, 1872. Teacher of 
violin in Boston. 

5. Emily Jane, b. Mar. 11, 1841 ; m. Charles H. Spencer. (See.) 

6. George W., b. Bristol ; res. in Chicago and has four children. 

7. Clara Jane, b. B., May 30, 1848; m. Jan., 1866, Jonathan Hoag, a 
grocer in Stoneham, Mass. 



I. William Eaton, son of Caleb and Sarah (Cass) Eaton, 
was b. Sanbornton, Mar. 28, 181 1. He m., Apr. 19, 1839, 
Mary Ann Gordon, who d. May 5, 1855, ae. 42. He m. May 
19, 1856, Susan Smith, of Meredith, who d. Franklin, Apr. 6, 
1877, and he m., Oct. 8, 1878, Mrs. Mary Edgerly, widow of 
Jonathan. He res. on the Eevi Eocke farm, on Summer street, 
1 848-' 5 2 ; was a deacon of the Free Baptist church. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Melissa, b. Meredith, Oct., 1842 ; m. James A. Curtice. 
(See.) 

3. Sarah Ann, b. Jan. 14, 1845 ; d. in New Hampton, Oct. 8, 1854, 
ae. 9-8-24. 

4. Emma Harriet, b. Apr. 29, 1854 ; d. June 16, 1872, ae. 18-1-17. 

THE EDGEREY FAMIEY 

1. Moses Gilman Edgerly, son of Jonathan and Abigail 
(Gilman) Edgerly, was b. in Sanbornton, Nov. 23, 1798. He 
m., Nov. 11, 1824, Mahala Rollins, dau. of Reuben and Anna 
C. (Clifford) Osgood, b. Sanbornton, Sept. 21, 1805. He was a 
machinist in Sanbornton and Nashua, and came to Bristol about 
1838 from Amoskeag. Res. Eake street, where he d. Dec. 5, 
1870, ae. 72-0-12. She d. May 23, 1866, ae. 60-8-2. 

children 

2. Salathiel, b. Sanbornton, Feb. 9, 1826 ; d. Apr. 30, 1827, ae. 1-2-2 1. 

3. Abigail Ann, b. S., Dec. 25, 1829; m. Charles R. Currier. (See.) 

4. Moody Osgood, b. S., Aug. 15, 1832 ; m. Sept. 29, 1856, Evelyn S., 
dau. of Sias and Harriet (Batchelder) Scott, b. in Vermont, and d. Den- 
mark, Me., Nov. 22, 1864. He m. May 15, 1866, Harriet E., dau. of Jacob 
N. Darling (See), b. July 24, 1838, and d. Aug. 19, 1897, ae. 59-0-25. He 
went to Nashua, 1858, served on quota of Nashua in Co. F, 1st Regt., in 
Civil war ; returned to Bristol in 1864 ; was several years in business as a 
machinist ; now a brass worker. Republican, Methodist, G. A. R. 

5. Mahala, b. S., Oct. 31, 1834; and d. Jan. 31, 1835. 

6. Mary Howard, b. Amoskeag, July 26, 1839 ; and d. of consump- 
tion in Bristol, Mar. 4, 1858, ae. 18-7-8. 

7. Ellen Frances, b. Bristol, Dec. 9, 1841 ; and d. of consumption, 
Oct. 8, i860, ae. 18-9-29. 

THE EDWARDS FAMIEY 

1. John Edwards was the son of John and Jemima (Wal- 
lingford) Edwards. He was b. in Bradford, Mass., Apr. 14, 



GENEALOGIES — EMERSON 163 

1764, and m. Feb. 17, 1785, Betsey Holden, b. Aug. 29, 1767, 
in Pepperell, Mass. They were fanners in Gilmanton previous 
to 1830, when they settled in Bristol on the Boardman farm on 
High street, where, after 64 years of wedded life, he d. Jan. 2, 
1849, ae. 84-8-18. Mrs. Edwards d. in Concord, July 11, 1855, 
ae. 87-10-12. 

CHILDREN 

2. Betsey, b. Pepperell, Mass., Aug. 23, 1786; m. Timothy Frisbee, 
came to Bristol in 1838, went to New York in 1839, and d. there Nov. 30, 
1861, ae. 75-3-7. Child : 

a. John L., an eminent chemist, d. in Covington, Ky. 

3. Hephzibath P., b. May 22, 1788; m. Jeremiah P. Sawyer, and res. 
in Bristol some years ; went to Minnesota, where she d. Dec. 27, 1865, ae. 
77-7-5. Children : 

a. Emeline. b. John. c. Jeremiah. 

d. Daniel. e. Hephzibath. /. Olive. 

4. Ruth, b. Gilmanton, May 10, 1790; m. Richard P. Bennett, and 
d. Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 20, 1852, ae. 62-6-10. 

5. John, b. G., May 15, 1792; m. Margaret Ross, and d. in Pennsyl- 
vania, May 22, 1824, ae. 32-0-7, leaving a family. 

6. James, b. G., Apr. 23, 1794; m. Alcemena Frisbee, and d. Mar. 8, 
1817, ae. 22-11-15. 

7. David, b. G., Aug. 2, 1796 ; m. Alcemena (Frisbee) Edwards ; res. 
in Bristol for a time and removed to Newbury, Vt., and there d. Oct. 9, 
1883, ae. 87-2-7. 

8. Jemima Wallingford, b. G., Apr. 29, 1799; m. (1) John C. Blake. 
He d. in Bristol, and she m. (2) Daniel Sanborn. (See.) Child: 

a. Ann Maria Blake, m. William C. Lovejoy. (See.) 

9. Hannah Powers, b. G., May 20 (21), r8oi ; m. Col. John S. Bry- 
ant. (See.) 

10. Samuel, b. July 20 (21), 1803 ; d. Sept. 30, 1805, ae. 2-2-10. 

11. Mary M., b. Mar. 28, 1806; m. Elias T. Colby. Were early 
pioneers to Oregon and both d. there. 

12. Piermont, b. Sept. 1, 1808; d. Sept. 20, 1808. 

13. Melinda M., b. Nov. 21, 1809; m. James S. Blodgett ; res. in 
Bristol some years ; went to Concord where she d. Feb. 10, 1873, ae. 
63-2-19. No children. 

14. Sarah W., b. Mar. 1, 1812; m. Lewis Heath. (See.) 

THE EMERSON FAMILY 

Several by the name of Emerson went from Newbury- 
port, Mass., to Weare, in the early part of the 18th century. 
Among the number was 

1. Daniel. He had six children. Among them was 

2. Jonathan, who m. Susanna Dodge. Both d. in Weare. 
She lost her life in their burning house. They had four chil- 
dren, of whom the second was 

3. Isaiah, b. Dec. 24, 1800. He was a resident of Bristol, 
i824-'28. Aug. 26, 1824, he m. Sarah (Sally), dau. of Moses 
West Sleeper (See), b. Feb. 28, 1807. He d. in Manchester, 



164 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Mar. 30, 1859, ae. 58-3-6. She m. (2) Jonathan Emmons, and 
d. in Bristol, Aug. 2, iS86 r ae. 79-5-4. 

CHILDREN 

4. James A. B., b. Bristol, Feb. 7, 1826. Was a job teamster. He d. 
in Manchester, Aug. 1881, ae. 55-6-. 

5. Nehemiah L., b. B., Sept. 4, 1827; d. in California. 

6. Marcia L., b. B., May 8, 1829; m. S Warren, and d. Hudson, 

Me., Nov. 15, 1865, ae. 36-6-7. 

7. Moses W., b. Jan. 19, 1831. He served in the 47th Regt. Mass-. 
Vols., in Civil war. Res. Lowell, Mass. 

8. Mary L., b. Nov. 3, 1833; res. East Saugus, Mass., unm. 

9. Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 6, 1834; nx. Otis E. White, and res. East 
Saugus. 

10. Julia A., b. Sept. I, 1836; m. Lucius B. Clogston, and d. at 
Bridgewater, Aug. 9, 1901, ae. 64-1 1-8. 

11. John Dodge, b. Hermon, Me., Nov. 10, 1837; m. (1) about 1857, 
Almira Currier, who d. a year or two later. He m. (2) Angeline Smith, 
1861 (?), and he m. (3) Apr. 5, 1877, Annie F., dau. of Alonzo and Mary 
Ann (Tanner) Andrews, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 28, 1856, and d. Nashua, 
Oct. 25, 1880, ae. 23-10-27. He served in the 6th Regt. Mass. Vols. Was 
railroad conductor and hotel keeper. He d. about 1897. Three children. 

12. Lucian W., b. H., Sept. 11, 1840; served in a New York regiment 
in Civil war ; was a hotel keeper. He d. in Kansas, Feb. 3, 1875, ae. 
34-4-22. 

13. Joseph A., b. H., May 31, 1842 ; served in 10th Regt. Mass. Vols. 
Is yard master for Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad at La Crosse, Wis. 

14. Orrin F., b. H., July 7, 1844 ; m. Dec. 11, 1781, Octavia Roberts. 
of Hill. Was a dentist in Bristol, i877-'8i ; now Franklin Falls. 

#15. George Addison, b. H., Aug. 24, 1846. 

16. Arthur L., b. H., Apr. 2, 1849; taxpayer in Bristol, 1877-78; a 
physician in Chester. Was surgeon general on staff of Gov. Sawyer ; 
was treasurer of Rockingham county four years ; was a Knight Templar 
Mason, and Odd Fellow. He m. a dau. of Charles Fisk, Manchester. 
He d. Aug. 16, 1901, ae. 52-4-14. 

(15) George A. Emerson, b. Aug. 24, 1846; m. Jan. 22, 
1873, Luzetta Sarah, dau. Jason C. Draper (See), b. Dec. 29, 
1852. He served four months in the 42nd Regt. Mass. Vols., in 
the Civil war; taught in the Bristol High school, i872-'73; was 
town treasurer one year ; supervisor of the check-list two years ; 
moderator two years, and selectman three years. Removed to 
Everett, Mass., 1892, where he still res., though still retaining 
interest in Bristol real estate, and in the Bristol Electric Light 
company, of which he is manager. (See Lawyers.) 

children 

17. Ernest Benjamin, b. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 25, 1874. He gradua- 
ted from the Everett High school, and from the School of Medicine, 
Harvard University in 1898. He has since served at the Mass. State hos- 
pital, at Tewksbury, one year as interne, and later on the medical staff. 
He has charge of the department of Women and Children, and super- 
vision of the department for the insane. 

18. Jason Draper, b. Tilton, Sept. 16, 1877 ; graduated at Everett High 
school ; was two years at Tufts college, and graduated at the College of 
Liberal Arts, of Boston University, class of 1902, and from the Law School 



GENEALOGIES — EMMONS 165 

of this University in 1903, cum laude. He m. June 19, 1901, Edith Henry, 
dau. Henry A. Taylor. (See.) 

19. George Edward, b. New Hampton, Nov. 6, 1880 ; attended Everett 
High school and Tilton Seminary, and graduated at Medical School of 
Harvard University in 1903. 

THE EMMONS FAMILIES 

1. Lieut. Benjamin Emmons, son of Samuel and Maria 
(Norton) Emmons, was b. Feb. 29, 1743. He was the first 
permanent settler within the limits of Bristol. In the spring of 
1766, he came to New Chester from Chester, and commenced a 
clearing on what is still the Emmons farm, on the river about 
three miles from the village. Apr. 6, 1769, he m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Abner Fellows, of Sandown, b. Sept. 25, 1746. (See.) 
She d. May 19, 1783, ae. 36-7-24 (Fellows record says d. May 
13, 1782), and he m. Nov. n, 1783, Dolly Stevens, who d. Jan. 
11, 1827. He d. Dec. 30, 1835, ae. 92-10-1. 

Benjamin Emmons was a prominent man in his day. He 
was a Revolutionary soldier from New Chester, and after the 
war was active in the militia. When 79 years of age he united 
with the Methodist church, but all his children, born many 
years before this event, were scrupulously baptized in infancy 
and a record duly made in the family Bible. About 1788, Mr. 
Emmons erected the two-story frame house that now stands on 
this farm — the oldest house in town. Here he kept tavern for 
some years, and here his descendants have lived for three gener- 
ations, his great-grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. John M. V. 
Dalton, being the present occupants. (See Chapter on First 
Settlements in New Chester. ) 

children, all born Bristol 

2. Samuel, b. Feb. 20 (28), 1770. He was the first white child b. in 
Bristol, and was killed while logging on Hoyt hill, Nov. 3 (15), 1806, 
unm., ae. 36-8-13. 

-'£3. Abner, b. Aug. 8, 1771. 
#4. Moses, b. May 13, 1773. 

5. Ruth, b. June 8, 1775 ; m. Sherburn Tilton. (See.) 
-%6. Reuben, b. Apr. 30, 1777. 
*7« Joseph, b. May, 13, 1779. 

8. Mary, b. May 28, 1781 ; m. John Dolloff, of New Hampton. 

9. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1784, d. unm., 1850. (m. Sherburn Tilton 3d) 
tfio. Benjamin, b. May 14, 1786. 

11. Sally, b. June 2, 1787 ; m. Stephen Eastman (Published Dec. 23, 
1809), resided in Bridgewater ; d. Dec. 10, 1824, ae. 37-6-8. 

12. John, b. Oct. 2, 1789 ; d. unm., Apr. 23, 1820, ae. 30-6-21. 

(3) Abner Emmons, b. Aug. 8, 1771, m. Mar. 15 (14), 
1799, Betsey Robinson, who d. May 6 (26), 1832. He was a 
farmer on east side of the lake in Bristol, and later went to 
Vermont. 

1 \a 



1 66 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

13. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1800. 

14. Philena, b. July 30, 1801. 

15. Ruth, b. July 10, 1803. 

16. Moses, b. Nov. 9, 1805. (A Moses Emmons m. May 30, 1832, 
Sarah W. Glover.) 

17. Judith, b. Mar. 28, 1808. 

(4) Moses Emmons, b. May 13, 1773, m. Feb. 21, 1799, 
Sally (Sarah) Thomas. He was a farmer in the Locke neigh- 
borhood. He d. Oct. 6, 1845, ae. 72-4-23 ; she d. Dec. 30, 



1855, ae. 73-10-. 



children, all born Bristol 



-Vci8. Benjamin, b. Dec. 16, 1799. 

-'£19. Jonathan, b. Jan. 25, 1802. 

#20. Thomas Robert, b. Oct. 28, 1803. 
21. Merrill, b. 1804 (?); m. Rhoda Ann Cross, of Bridgewater, Mar. 
9, 1831. She d. Nov. 7, 1854, ae. 52 years. He d in the army at Carroll- 
ton, La., Aug. 14, 1862, ae. 58. No children. (See Roll of Honor.) 

ii-22. Smith, b. 1807. 

(6) Reuben Emmons, b. Apr. 30, 1777, m. Betsey, dau. 
of Moses Sleeper (See), b. Mar. 6, 1780. Farmer near Pemige- 
wasset bridge ; d. Dec. 4, 1865, ae. 88-7-4. ; she d. May 23, 
1872, ae. 92-2-17. 

children, all born Bristol 

23. Merrill, d. in infancy. 

24. Merrill, b. Apr. 8, 1801 ; d. May 19, 1804, ae. 3-1-11. 

25. Josiah, b. Nov. 28, 1803; d. unm., Oct. 17, 1842, ae. 38-10-19. 
*26. Samuel, b. Sept. 25, 1805. 

27. Betsey, b. Sept. 22, 1807 ; m. July 30, 1833, Rev. Richard Newhall, 
a Methodist circuit-rider ; on Bridgewater circuit in 1827. He was b. 
July 18, 1800, and d. Dec, 1872; she d. Feb. 25, 1895, at Ocean Grove, 
N. J., ae. 87-5-3. Children : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1835. 

b. Richard Watson, b. Apr. 17, 1841, a lawyer in New York. 

c. George Smith, b. Aug. 19, 1856. 

d. Ellen Lewis, b. Mar. 1, 1865. 

28. Pliney Swan, b. Sept. 10, 1809. Went to Illinois previous to 
the Civil war and has not been heard from since. 

* #29. Horace Merrill, b. July 30, 181 1. 
•#30. David Atwood, b. July 10, 1814. 

31. Reuben Peterson, b. Feb. 15, 1817. Kept an eating saloon in 
Boston, Mass. Died at home, unm., Apr. 20, 1845, ae. 28-2-5. 

32. Adeline, b. July 4, 1819 ; m. May 7, 1842, John H. Higbee, and 
removed to Newport, where they res. many years. She now res. with 
her children, Newport, R. I. Children : 

a. Isa Matilda, b. Nov. 29, 1844. 

b. Charles Reuben, b. Feb. 24, 1847. 

c. John W., b. Mar. 11, 1848. 

d. Carrie Maria, b. May 29, 1852. 

e. Edward Wyman, b. Dec. 26, 1853. 



GENEALOGIES — EMMONS 167 

33. Mary Ann Atwood, b. June 6, 1821 ; in. May 31, 1848, David B. 
Mason, b. Meredith, Dec. 6, 1820. They settled in Lebanon, where he d. 
July 18, 1889, ae. 68-7-12, and where she was living in July, 1903. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Addie Minerva, b. L., Oct. 30, 1850. Unm. 

b. Arthur Smith, b. Lebanon, May 28, 1854 ; in. Sept. 16, 1890, 
Otilla Helgeson, and res. Alexandria, Minn. 

c. Julius Higbee, b. L., June 25, 1858; d. Sept. 12, 1861, ae. 
3-2-17. 

#34. Gustavus, b. Nov. 5, 1823. 

(7) Joseph Emmons, b. May 13, 1779, m. (pub. Feb. 22, 
1801), Ruth Sleeper, dau. of Moses (See), b. Dec. 6, 1782. 
Farmer ; next east of Horace N. Emmons's. He d. in Ohio, 
about 1852 ; she d. Orange, Sept. 5, 1868, ae. 85-8-29. 

35. Polly, b. Bristol, Mar. 4, 1802 ; m. Samuel Hartshorn, and 
removed to Hebron, where they d. Children : 

a. Sarah Emmons, b. Hebron, Apr. 1, 1824 ; m. Henry Magee, 
Lynn, Mass. She d. Lynn, Jan. 3, 1899, ae. 74-9-2. Four children. 

b. Wellington P., b. H., 1826. Res. Lynn, Mass. 

36. Moses, b. B., Mar. 6, 1804 ; m. Sally Glover, and d. Apr., 1873, 
in Orange, ae. 69-1-. Child : 

a. Jerusha Morse, b. Aug. 23, 1832 ; m. Levi Lamphrey ; d. Con- 
cord, Apr. 24, 1888, ae. 55-8-1. He res. Lawrence, Mass. 

37. Thomas Jefferson, b. B., Jan. 19, 1806; m. Marinda Culver; d. in 
Lyme, 1877, ae. 71. She d. Lynn, Mass. No children. 

38. Sarah (christened Kezia), b. B., Feb. 8, 1808; m. Asa H. Ken- 
dall. (See.) 

(10) Benjamin Emmons, b. May r4, 1786, m. Mar. 7, 
1811, Sally Sleeper, dau. of Samuel (See), b. Mar. 13, 1791. 
He succeeded his father on the home farm and there d. Aug. 
21, 1827, ae. 41-3-7 ; she d. in Ashland, July 31, 1872, ae. 81- 
4-18. She was blind for years before her death. 

children, all born in Bristol. 

#39- John Martin Ruter, b. Nov. 17, i8it. 

40. Dorothy Stevens, b. July 13, 1813 ; m. John Hastings. (See.) 

41. Elizabeth Sanborn, b. July 15, 1816 ; m. Feb. 14, 1843, Albert 
Kimball, b Holderness, Aug. 24, 1816, and d. Plymouth, Feb. 1, 1892, ae. 
75-5-7. She d. Laconia, Feb. 27, 1887, ae. 70-7-12. Children: 

a. William Russell, b. Holderness, July 7, 1844; m. Apr. 17, 
1867, Lydia A. Morse, Campton. 

b. Albert Myron, b. H., Feb. 8, 1846; m. Feb., 1870, Sarah A. 
Plummer, Campton. 

c. Marshall Emmons, b. H., Oct. 10, 1848; d. Nov. 3, 1848. 

d. Sarah Jane, b. H., Aug 25, 1849 ; d. in infancy. 

e. Ellen Maria, b. H., Aug. 1, 1850 ; d. Aug. 11, 1856, ae. 6-0-10. 

f. Mary Lizzie, b. H., Mar. 13, 1852 ; d. Aug. 5, 1856, ae. 4-4-22. 

g. Ida Maie, b. Concord, Aug. 22, 1857 ; m. May 28, 1878, Elias 
W. French, b. Thetford Center, Vt., Oct. 2, 1856. 

42. Sally Sleeper, b. Nov. 28, 1819; d. Mar. n, 1835, ae. 15-3-13. 

43. Sophronia Huckins, b. Mar. 11, 1822 ; m. Leander Badger. (See.) 

44. Maria Norton, b. Mar. 31, 1824; m. Apr. 13, 1849, John A. Quimby, 
Sharon, Vt. 



1 68 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

45. Huldah Tilton, b. Nov. 23, 1826 ; rn. Charles W. Batchelder. 
(See.) 

(18) Benjamin Emmons, b. Dec. 16, 1799, m. Sept. 25, 
1822, Mary, dau. of David Powell (See), b. Aug. 2, 1802. 
Farmer. He d. L,owell, Mass., Dec. 16, 1855, ae. 56-0-0; she 
d. Alexandria, Mar. 12, 1850, ae. 47-7-10. 

CHILDREN 

46. Sarah Ann, b. Stewartstown, Oct. 27, 1823 ; m. Luther Ingalls. 
(See.) 

47. Theodate Smith, b. Bristol, Dec. 30, 1825; m. Louis Fernald, and 
res. Boston. 

48. Elisha Gurdy, twin brother of Theodate ; m. Mary Jane Cook, of 
Ellsworth, Me., and removed to San Francisco, Cal., where he d. in July, 
1877, ae. 51-7-. Four children. 

49. Samuel Smith, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 18, 1829; m. (1) Susanna 
Goldsmith, (2) Eliza Ellerson. He d. Jan., 1874, in Lawrence, Mass., ae. 

55- 

50. Mahala Jane, b. Bristol, Feb. 28, 1834 ; m. June 25, 1856, Samuel 
P. Downs. He d. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 15, 1866. She d. about 1895, ae. 
about 61. Child : 

a. Albert Elroy, b. Lowell, Dec. 25, 1857. An artist in So. Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

51. Alonzo Cheney, b. Alexandria, Aug. 20, 1840 ; m. 1866, Annie Mc- 
Elroy ; res. Dorchester, Mass. 

(19) Jonathan Emmons, b. Jan. 25, 1802, m. Feb. 11, 
1829, Margaret S., dau. of Abraham Dolloff (See), b. Nov. 28, 
1807. He was a farmer on the John F. Merrow farm till 1876, 
when he removed to the Worthen farm, east of the village. She 
d. Aug. 17, 1868, ae. 60-8-19, and he m. Mar. 16, 1869, Mrs. 
Sarah Emerson, widow of Isaiah. (See.) He d. Oct. 19, 1880, 
ae. 78-8-24 ; she d. Aug. 2, 1886, ae. 79-5-5. He was for half 
a century prominent in religious and political circles. He 
thought for himself and his position on any subject was always 
clearly defined. His educational advantages were confined to a 
few weeks of the district school each year, and two years at the 
New Hampton Institution. He taught school 18 consecutive 
winters. In 1824, in company with Nathaniel S. Berry and 
William L,ewis, he opened Sunday-schools in town and was for 
many years superintendent of one in the Docke neighborhood. 
He was also a Methodist class leader. 

CHILDREN 

52. Sylvester, m., and d. in Franconia at age of 32. Family all 
deceased. 

53. Lavinia, d. young. 



54 
55 
56 
57 
58 



Gilbert B., d. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1835, ae. 0-4-8. 

Leroy S., b. B., d. unm., in Franconia, about 1864, ae. 28 years. 

CWes}^^- 10 ' 18 ^^ 1 " 2 - - 

Charles G., b. B., Sept. 20, 1849. He graduated from the New 



Hampton Literary Institution about 1876, and read law in the office of 



GENEALOGIES — EMMONS 169 

Judge David Cross, Manchester. He was assistant clerk of the New 
Hampshire house of representatives in 1878 and 1879, and clerk of same 
body in 1881 and 1883. While reading law he became interested in hotels 
and served as chief clerk of the Crawford House. Was connected with 
Hotel Wentworth in i882-'83 ; had charge of the Summit House, Mt. 
Washington, in i884-'85 ; of the Hamilton Hotel, Bermuda, in the win- 
ters of i883-'84 and iSS^'S^. In February, 1886, he left Manchester to 
take charge of a large hotel in California for the Pacific railroad. At the 
Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City he was taken sick with Blight's 
disease and there d., Mar. 7, 1886, ae. 36-5-17. He was a man of great 
promise. Unm. 

(20) Thomas R. Emmons, b. Oct. 28, 1803, m. May 28, 
1822, Abigail, dau. of Josiah Fuller. (See.) She d. Feb. 26, 
1839, and he m. (2) Betsey W., dau. of Amos Drew, b. Nov. 2, 
1805. (See.) She d. Nov. 24, 1866, ae. 61-0-22. He d. Feb. 
26, 1891, ae. 87-3-28. He was a farmer at No. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

59. Damon Young, b. Bristol, Nov. 24, 1822 ; m. Jan. 15, 1845, Huldah 
A. Chandler, dau. of Timothy (See), b. Nov. 14, 1823. They are farmers 
on the Timothy Chandler farm near the Locke neighborhood. No chil- 
dren. 
#60. Moses, b. Hebron, May 2, 1825. 

61. Lyford, b. about 1828 ; went to sea on a whaler at the age of 14 
years and never returned. His brother, Moses, met him at the Sandwich 
Islands, while on another whaler, and this was the last known of him. 

62. Darius, m. Kate Maxwell. They res. in Somerville, Mass., where 
one child was b., which d. in Lowell, Mass. She d. Charlestown ; he d. 
in Bristol, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rose Wooster Todd. 

63. Rose Wooster, b. Bristol, July 21, 1835 ; m. Mar. 30, 1853, William 
Todd. She d. B., Jan. 23, 1877, ae. 41-6-2. Children : 

a. Addie Frances, b. Amoskeag, Dec. 22, 1854; m. May 8, 1875, 
Charles Bartley, who d. Boston, Mass., Nov. 11, 1888. She res. 
San Francisco, Cal. 

b. Charles Henry, b. Boscawen, June 21, 1857; d. Bristol, Mar. 
20, 1870, ae. 12-8-29, as the result of injury received while coasting. 

(22) Smith Emmons, b. 1807, m. L-ydia Ann Ward, of 
New Hampton, (2) Widow Allen, who d. in the seventies. He 
was a farmer in New Hampton and Bristol, and d. Nov. 22, 
1879, ae. 72. 

CHILDREN 

64. Lydia Ann, b. July 7, 1836; m. Cyrus Bennett. (See.) She d. in 
Bristol, July 21, 1903, ae. 67-0-14. 

65. Addison S., b. Bristol, Aug. 14, 1834; d. in Union army at New 
Orleans, July 8, 1863, ae. 28-10-24. (See Roll of Honor.) 

66. Almira, b. Mar. 13, — ; d. Manchester, unm. Dressmaker. 

67. Abbie, b. Oct., 1838; m. Charles Bowen, of New Hampton. He 
served in New Hampshire Battalion First New England Cavalry, and d. 
of disease, at Annapolis, Md., Nov. 22, 1863, ae. 25-1-. 

68. Marcellus C, b. Bristol, about 1840; served in New Hampshire 
Battalion New England Cavalry; discharged for disability, Oct. 7, 1862, 
and reached Bristol on his way home, where he d. at the home of his sis- 
ter, Mrs. Cyrus Bennett. (See Roll of Honor.) 

69. Mary Amanda, b. about 1842 ; m. and res. Cape Ann, Mass. 



170 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(26) Samuel Emnions, b. Sept. 25, 1805, m. in Hanover, 
Sept. 25, 1827, Eliza, dau. of Jabez and Sarah Warren, who d. 
May 3, 1844. He m - ( 2 ) Oct., 1846, Eliza Hurd, of Unity. 
He d. Nov. 27, 1848, ae. 43-2-2, and she m. again and d. in 
Chicago, 111., about 1882. Samuel Emmons bought his time of 
his father before he was twenty-one years of age and went to 
Hanover and from there, three years later, to Newport. He 
spent most of his life keeping hotel. 

children 

70. Eliza Ann, b. Newport, July 20, 1829; m. Nov. 22, 1853, John M. 
Nise, b. Scotland, Aug. 16, 1822. They lived in Lawrence, where he d. 
July 29, 1888, ae. 65-11-13. Children: 

a. Sarah Eliza, b. Dec. 22, 1852 ; d. Feb. 27, 1854, ae. 1-2-5. 

b. Charles Emmons, b. Apr. 30, 1854 ; d. Oct. 15, 1855, ae. 1-5-15. 

c. Florence Jean, b. Oct. 1, 1856; d. Dec. r5, 1856. 

d. Etta, b. Apr. 19, 1858 ; m. Jan. 28, 1880, Samuel H. Bell, a 
druggist at Derry Depot, and d. 1900. Two children. 

71. Morris Jonathan, b. Charlestown, May 13, 1833. Res. Newport. 

72. Samuel Webb, b. C, June 22, 1835. A baker in Boston. 

73. Augusta, b. June 6, 1836 ; d. in infancy. 

74. George Warren, b. Walpole, July 12, 1837; m. 1863, M. Emeline 
Follansbee, of Enfield. Served in 3rd Regt. N. H. Vols., as 1st lieutenant 
and captain. Res. Dorchester, Mass. 

75. Henuie, b. Newport, Feb. 25, 1839; m. Robert M. Mason. (See.) 

76. Charles Lowell, b. Newport, Oct. 16, 1841. Served as sergeant 
in 12th Mass. Vols., and was killed at Gettysburg, July 3, 1864, ae. 
22-8-17. 

77. William, b. Oct. 17, 1843; d. Mar.. 1844, ae. 1-7-. 

78. Arabelle, b. Mar. 1, 1848; m. Robert Flemming, Chicago, 111. 
Two daughters. 

(29) Horace M. Emmons, b. July 30, 181 1, m. Feb. 1, 
1838, Maria, dau. of David Batchelder, b. Reading, Mass., Feb. 
1, 1818, d. Nov. 23, 1897, ae. 79-9-22. Farmer on the farm 
now occupied by his son, Horace N., two miles east of Central 
square, and here he d. Aug. 27, 1888, ae. 77-0-27. In politics 
he was a Republican. He was for many years a prominent 
member of the official board of the Methodist church, and stood 
high in the community for his personal worth and ability. 

children, all born Bristol 

79. Ellen Maria, b. Sept. 14, 1842 ; graduated from New Hampton 
Institution in 1866; m. Prof. George M. Fellows. (See.) 

80. Adeline Higby, b. May n, 1844; she was a graduate at New 
Hampton Institution taught in the public schools, including one year in 
the graded schools. She m. Charles Forrest. (See.) 

81. Harrison, b. Aug. 6, 1845 ; d. in infancy. 
#82. Gardner Batchelder, b. Feb. 18, 1847. 

83. Harriet Ann, b. Sept. 3, 1848; m. Charles H. Day. (See.) 

84. Horace N. Emmons, b. Nov. 15, 1850 ; m. Dec. 25, 1873, Emma 
E., dau. Stephen N. Heath (See), b. Apr. 24, 1853. She d. Feb. 24, 1898, 
ae. 44-10-0. and he rn. Maude Bell Caldon, Nov. 18, 1902. He succeeded 
his father on the home farm and operated a large milk route for 23 years. 




Horace M. Emmons 




Horace N. Emmons 



GENEALOGIES — EMMONS 171 

Is an official member of the Methodist church ; a Granger and a Repub- 
lican. He has served three years as road agent. Child : 
a. Emma Maria, b. Bristol. Sept. 23, 1876. 

(30) David A. Emmons, b. July 10, 1814, m. Nov. 22, 

1842, Celinda B., dan. James and Nancy (Tenney) Ramsey, of 
Marlow, b. Feb. 4, 1819. He d. Oct. 17, 1845, ae. 31-3-7. She 
m. (2) Mar. 4, 1876, Orville H. Peck, of Alstead, where she d. 
1893, ae. 74.. 

CHILDREN 

85. Helen Frames, m. William Sullivan and lived in Lebanon. 

86. Ellis, d. young. 87. Reuben, d. young. 

88. Etta, in". Warren French, and lived in Alstead. 

(34) Gustavus Emmons, b. Nov. 5, 1823, m. Nov. 30, 
1 85 1, Electa Taylor, dau. of Jonathan C. and Polly (Taylor) 
Smith, b. New Hampton, Jan. 30, 1834. He served in Co. C, 
1 2th Regt. N. H. Vols., and was killed at Chancellorsville, May 
3, 1863, ae. 39-5-28. (See Roll of Honor.) She m. (2) Wil- 
liam F. Harris. (See.) 

CHILDREN 

89. Cora D' Alber, b. Bristol, July 26, 1853 ; d. Apr. 24, 1864, ae. 10-8-28. 

90. Nellie Eyers, b. Concord, Feb. 4, 1855. Telegraph operator at 
Ashland. 

91. Linda Betsey, b. Bristol, Aug. 30, 1856 ; m. Sept. 11, 1878, James 
B. Hughes. They res. Concord. Children : 

a. Howard Hill, b. Littleton, Jan. 31, 1880. 

b. James B., b. Concord, Jan. 10, 1883. 

c. Arthur Reuben, b. C. July 3, 1886. 

92. Gustavus Reuben, b. B., Feb. 15, 1859 ; res. Waterloo, Oregon. 

(39) John M. R. Emmons, b. Nov. 17, 181 1, m. Mar. 7, 

1843, Eliza S., dau. of David Chase (See), b. Jan. 18, 1820. 
He d. Dec. 10, 1888, ae. 77-0-23. She d. Oct. 17, 1902, ae. 
82-8-29. Mr. Emmons spent his life on the same farm as his 
father and grandfather before him. He was a man above the 
average in general intelligence and good judgment, and served 
six years as selectman. He was a member of the Free Baptist 
church. 

CHILDREN 

93. Lovertia Eliza, b. Jan. 27, 1844; m. May 20, 1872, Amos F. Bart- 
lett, and d. in Bristol, June 25, 1876, ae. 32-4-28. He m. (2) Clara A. 
Brackett, Great Falls. Children : 

a. Ernest Guy, b. Bristol, Mar. 5, 1873 ; d. Sept. 16, 1894, ae. 
21-6-11. 

b. Irvin Winifred, b. B., Mar. 30, 1874 ; d. Aug. 6, 1890, ae. 16-4-6. 

94. Marcus L., b. Jan. 21, 1847; m. Kate E. Russell, of Ptyniouth, 
where he was a manufacturer of buckskin gloves and mittens, and later 
a baker. Still later, he was a baker in Tilton, where he d. July 5, 1891, 
ae. 44-5-14. Republican. Mason. No children. 

95. Martha F., b. Aug. 7, 1849. She was a teacher in the public 
schools. She m. John F. Philbrick, Jan. 31, 1877, and res. Meredith. 
Children : 



172 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Carl Frederick, b. Meredith, Jan. 25, 1882 ; d. Sept. 16, 1894, 
ae. 1 2-7-2 1. 

b. Arthur Emmons, b. M., Sept. 18, 1884. 

c. Ralph Clinton, b. M., July 31, 1887. 

96. Sarah Jennie, b. Apr. 29, 1853. She was a teacher in the public 
schools for some years. She m. Wilbur L,. E. Hunt, and lives in Wood- 
stock. No children. 

97. Ella, \ h . o . fd. Jan. 21, 1864, ae. 8-9-0. 

98. Emma, / u ' ^ pr * dX > 1055 '\m. John M. V. B. Dalton (See), and 
succeeded her father on the home farm. 

99. Everett H., b. May 9, 1865; m. Feb. 24, 1885, Augusta I., dau. of 
Orin Nelson. (See.) Divorced. She m. (2) Scott Tirrell. (See.) He 
m. Aug. 7, 1895, Viola A. Pitman, of Alexandraia. He is now (1903) 
a carpenter in Nashua. 

(60) Moses Emmons, b. May 2, 1825, m. Dec, 1848, Lucy 
Maria, dau. of Stephen Bohonon (See), b. Oct. 15, 1830. In 
early life, he spent three years on a whaling voyage on the 
Pacific ocean, later a farmer and stone mason in Bristol. He d. 
Jan. 3, 1892, ae. 66-8-1. She res. Bristol. 

children, all born Bristol 

100. Addie, b. May 8, 1849; m. May 13, 1874, Madison Sanborn, son of 
Isaiah. She d. May 4, 1875, ae. 25-11-26. Child : 

a. Addie, b. Apr. 23, 1875. 

101. Abbie Malinda, b. Apr. 20, 1851 ; m. Charles W. Sanborn. (See.) 

102. Josephine, b. Aug. 9, 1855 ; m. Osgood Dale. Child : 
a. Howard Bertrand. 

103. Jennie, b. Mar. 5, 1865. Unm. 

104. Nettie, b. Apr. 25, 1868; m. Feb. 3, 1887, George Battis. Child: 
a. Clyde, b. Apr. 2, 1889. 

105. Ethel, b. July 28, 1870. Unm. 

(82) Hon. Gardner B. Emmons, b. Feb. 18, 1847, m - 
Nov. 26, 1868, Sarah J., dau. Charles C. Flanders, b. Concord, 
Oct. 21, 1847. First engaged in the meat business in Bristol, in 
the employ of Abram Dolloff, in 1863, where he remained three 
years; two years in Lowell, Mass., and two in Tilton in the 
same business. In Jan., 1871, he commenced business for him- 
self in Concord, which he still continues. He is a director in 
the Concord Street Railway, a trustee in the Guarantee Savings 
bank, and was for several years interested in a cattle ranch in 
Montana. He is now also engaged in the coal business. He 
has been for many years trustee and treasurer of the First Bap- 
tist church. He has been a member of the city government 
four years, represented his ward in the legislature of 1887, and 
his district in the senate of 1897. 

children, all born in Concord 

106. Harry Gardner, b. Oct. 5, 1869; m. Maud Evelyn, dau. of Horace 
H. Danforth. Dry goods merchant, Concord. Children : 

a. Gardner Gage, b. Mar. 20, 1894. 

b. Helen, b. July 4, 1895. 

c. Margaret, b. May 25, 1897. 




John M. R. Emmons 




Hon. Gardner B. Emmons 



GENEALOGIES — EVERETT 1 73 

107. Grace Lela, b. Mar. 10, 1871 ; d. Feb. 15, 1886, ae. 14-11-5. 

108. Oscar Flanders, b Aug. 21, 1872 ; in. July 16, 1901, Helen Loth- 
rop, dau. of Chas. E. Sprague. No children. He is associated with his 
father in the meat and coal business. 

109. Hattie Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1878. Is a teacher. 



1. John Emmons, son of Samuel and a brother of Lieut. 
Benjamin, was b. Nov. 19, 1740. He m. Oct. 13, 1783, Sarah 
Woodman. In 1779, he was the owner of the Hiram Heath 
farm, but sold to Daniel Heath and removed to the west part of 
Hill. He had four children, among whom was 

2. Aaron Emmons, b. Jan. 5, 1787, m. Betsey Somes, of 
Alexandria. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. Was a 
resident of Bristol, i828-'39. From i832-'37, he operated the 
woolen-mill on Central street. He d. Afton, N. Y., Nov. 14, 

1865, ae. 78-10-9 ; she d. a few months later. 

children 

3. John S., b. Bristol, Nov. 14, 1829. Is supposed to have d. in 
Massachusetts state prison. 

4. Sarah Ann, d. unm. in Lowell, Mass. 

5. Ruth C, m. James W. Preston, M.D.; d. in Plymouth, Sept., 

1866. He was a druggist in Bristol, i88o-'84, and d. Woburn, Mass. 
Child : 

a. Carrie, m. John Burt, of West Virginia. He d. and she 
returned to Plymouth, and there d. Her son, Willie, d. in Bristol. 
May 5, 1884, of consumption, ae. 17-1-12. 

6. Mary L-, m. Thomas Landers ; res. Jersey City, N. J. 

7. Abbie, d. in Jersey City, unm. 8. Willie, d. young. 



i. Willie Benjamin Emmons, the son of John F. and 
Rachel B. (Hill) Emmons, was b. Feb. 11, 1867, in Woodstock. 
His grandfather was Benjamin, and his great-grandfather was 
John, a brother of Lieut. Benjamin. He m. Sept. 7, 1897, 
Frances E., dau. of Daniel W., and Eva (Currier) Hall, b. 
Canterbury, Nov., 1878. He was postmaster at Thornton 12 
years, town treasurer four years, and selectman one year. 
Settled in Bristol fall of 1902, and is a member of the firm of 
Emmons & Dolloff, stoves and tinware. 

child 
2. Louise Mae, b. Woodstock, June 7, 1899. 

THE EVERETT FAMILY 

1. Lieut. David E. Everett is the son of Dea. Dexter and 
Betsey (Pingree) Everett. He was b. New London, Oct. 25, 
1825, and m. June 1, 1848, Harriet R., dau. of Elder Richard 
and Lucy (Stevens) Davis, b. Locke, N. Y., June 10, 1825. 



174 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

He was a harness maker in Bristol from 1850 till 1863, when he 
removed to Concord, where he has since res. and followed his 
occupation. In Civil war he served in Co. D, 12th Regt., as 
first lieutenant. (See Roll of Honor.) Was town clerk five 
years. 

children 

2. DeVolney, b. Hill, July 31, 1850; m. Oct., 1873, Abby Jane 
Adams, of Lancaster. He is in the piano trade in New York city and 
res. 1,931 Madison Ave. Child: 

a. Robert Gordon, b. Concord, Sept. 14, 1880, was corporal Co. 
L, 71st N. Y. Vols., War with Spain. Was in the battles before 
Santiago ; contracted typhoid fever and furloughed for sixty days, 
and returned to his home in New York city, where he d. Sept. 5, 
1898, ae. 17-11-21. 

3. DeWitt Clinton, b. Bristol, Apr. 16, 1854; m. Martha Jane Bailey, 
Concord, October, 1878. Res. Concord. 

THE EVERLETH FAMILY 

1. George Parker Everleth, b. Lowell, Mass., July 23, 
1853, is the son of John and Jane (Badger) Everleth (See p. 
11.) He was a resident of Bristol some years and here m. 
June 23, 1880, Martha Ann, dau. of Fletcher C. Wells. (See.) 
He is a printer in Worcester, Mass. 

children 

2. Minnie Sadie, b. Bristol, Sept. 19, 1881 ; m. Sept. 24, 1902, Bert 
Austin. 

3. Chester, b. Worcester, Mass., Mar. 25, 1884. 

FALL 

Fred Sherwood Fall is the son of Isaac H. and Mary E. 
(Swasey) Fall, b. Lebanon, Me., July 27, 1856. Marble worker. 
Located in Bristol 1880, and worked for L. D. Day & Son till 
Jan. 1, 1886, when he purchased the business and has continued 
it till now. Republican, Mason, K. of P. Unm. 

THE FARRAR FAMILY 

1. Samuel Dix Farrar, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Ball) 
Farrar, was b. in Sutton, Mar. 21, 18 17. He m. Apr. 21, 1836, 
Sabrina, dau. of Joseph Atwood (See), b. May 3, 1820, and d. 
in Bristol, Aug. 2, 1871, ae. 51-2-29. Hem. Sept. 14, 1872, 
Mrs. Caroline P. Randlett. He was in trade in Manchester; 
and in Bristol in company with Charles Boardman. He d. 
May 9, 1884, ae. 67-1-18. He was a major and colonel of the 
old 34th Regt. of militia. His ancestors came from Warwick, 
Eng., in 1610, and settled at Charles City, Va. 




Isaac Favor 
(First white child born in New Chester) 



GENEALOGIES — FAVOR 1 75 

CHILD it 

2. Marcus O., b. Alexandria, Feb. 26, 1838, m. Sept. 23, 1889, Mrs. 
Helen Abby (White) Taylor, widow of Henry A. Taylor. (See.) She d. 
Bristol, May n, 1895, ae. 48-3-25. He served in the U. S. Navy during 
the Civil war; was three years connected with the Geological Survey 
of Canada and for 25 years mining and metallurgical engineer in south- 
ern and western states and Mexico. Now res. in Bristol. 

THE FAVOR FAMILIES 

1. Capt. Cutting Favor was b. Mar. n, 1737, and d. in 
Hill, Mar. 8, 1822, ae. 84-11-27. He m. Judith Bagley, who 
d. in Hill, Apr. 17, 1829, " in the 90 year of her age." Capt. 
Cutting Favor was the first permanent settler in New Chester, 
having made a settlement in the early months of 1766. Mrs. 
Favor was, without doubt, the first white woman in the new 
town. The site of his log cabin is between the two dwellings 
now standing on the farm of Wilson Foster about a mile south 
of Smith's river. He owned large tracts of land in New Chester 
and New Hampton. He was a member of Committee of Safety 
in New Chester in 1776, and served as lieutenant in the Ben- 
nington campaign in 1777, and later in the same season was at 
Saratoga. 

children 

2. Sarah, b. Newtown, Dec. 28 (24), 1759. She m. Ebenezer Wells, 
and d. in Hill, May 28, 1843, ae - 83-5-0. 

3. John, b. N., Jan. 15 (17), 1762 ; m. Nov. 30, 1780, Hannah Stephens. 
He perished in a snow storm while going from his home on Murray hill 
to his father's, Jan. 15, 1782, ae. 20-0-0. Child : 

a. Judith, b. Feb. 7, 1782. 

4. Mary, b. N., Jan. 21, 1764; m. Jacob Gurdy. (See.) 

5. Jacob, b. N., May 21, 1766, m. Lucy Farrar. He settled in Graf- 
ton, and later lived in Danbury ; was the father of 13 children, most of 
whom emigrated West. 

. 6. Isaac, b. Hill, Aug. 24, 1768. He was the first white child b. in 
New Chester. He m. Sarah Webster, June 16, 1789, and went to New 
York state previous to 1816. He d. Manlius, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1859, ae - 
90-7-4. She d. same place. They were the parents of eight children, of 
whom one was 

a. Ambrosia, b. Hill, 1809 ; m. Joseph H. Prescott, and res. Hill. 

7. Judith, b. H., Sept. 17, 1770; m. Green Tilton, Apr. 25, 1787, 
lived in New Hampton and there d. June 15, 1850, ae. 79-8-28. He. d. 
New Hampton, Mar. 8, 1810. They had 14 children, of whom one was 

a. David Tilton, b. Jan. 6, 1810. (See.) 

8. Elizabeth, b. H., Feb. 10, 1772 ; m. Nathaniel Merrill. 

9. Dorothy, b. H., Oct. 6, 1774 ; in. Feb. 22, 1797, James Sargent. 

10. Hannah, b. H., Aug. 6, 1776; m. Benjamin Locke. (See.) 

11. Moses, b. H., July 11, 1778; d. Oct. 7, 1825, ae. 47-2-26. His wife, 
Sall} r , d. Sept. 24, 1809, ae. 23 years. Two children d. young. 

12. Aaron, b. H., Aug. 13, 1780; m. Ruth Sanborn, dau. of Maj. 
Theophilus. (See.) He d. Sept. 4, 1835, in New Hampton, ae. 55-0-21, 
and she m. June 6, 1838, John Adams, and d. Tilton, Jan. 2, 1870, ae. 
83-9-6. Children: 



176 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Cutting, b. Sept. 13, 1806; d. N. H., Apr. 20, i88r, ae. 74-7-7. 
Hannah, his wife, d. Aug. 21, 1882, ae. 72-9-7. 

b. Mary, b. Mar. 31, 1808; killed by roll of a log, Dec. 8, 1816, 
ae. 8-8-7. 

c. Ruth, b. Nov. 14, 1809 ; m. Capt. Daniel Smith, Meredith. 

d. John, b. Nov. 26, 1813 ; d. Sept. 9, 1827, ae. 13-9-13. 

e. Sally, b. Sept. 1, 1818 ; m. Lane, of New Hampton, 

and there d. 

/. Laura, b. July 9, 1823 ; m. Stephen Long, Sanbornton. She 
d. Dec. 28, 1863, ae. 40-5-19. 
g. Moses, d. Dec. 11, 1832, ae. 7-2-0. 



i . Thomas Favor was, according to tradition, a cousin of 
Capt. Cutting Favor. He came from Newtown to Hill about 
1788. He m. Achsah Wadleigh. Both d. in Hill. They had 
12 children, among them 

■:{: 2. Daniel, b. Newtown, Sept. 9, 1787. 
#3. Walter, b. Hill, Aug. 24, 181 1. 

(2) Daniel Favor, M.D., b. Sept. 9, 1787, m. Jan. 20, 
1814, Mary (Polly) Sleeper, dau. of Peter (See), b. Mar. 25, 
1793. He was a physician in Hill, where he d. Nov. 23, 1846, 
ae. 59-2-14 ; his widow d. Bristol, Nov. 11, 1863, ae. 70-7-16. 

children 

4. Frederick, b. Hill; d. in Chicago, 111. 

5. Mary A., b. H., m. Joshua T. Kendall. (See.) 

6. Jersine B., b. H., Jan. 22, 1823 ; m. Laura J. Pattee, Sept. 7, 1849. 
She was the dau. of John and Mary (Corliss) Pattee, b. Bristol, Jan. 22, 
1825. He was a lumber manufacturer and laborer in paper-mill, Bristol, 
till 1854, when he removed to Concord. He served in 1st Regt., N. H. 
Cavalry, and d. at Frederick City, Md , Apr. 27, 1865, ae. 42-3-5. She 
res. Concord. Children : 

a. Daniel B., b. Bristol, Sept. ir, 1850, m. Mary J. Casey. Was 
killed iu the railroad yard at Concord, July 8, 1889, ae. 38-9-27. 
His widow and four children res. Concord. 

b. Frederick K., b. B., Feb. 11, 1853; m. Nellie I. Rand. He d. 
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 3, 1886, ae. 33-6-22. Widow and two sons 
res. 565 1 6th street, Oakland, Cal. 

7. Nancy J., b. H., Feb. 26, 1825; m. Orrin Locke. (See.) 

(3) Col. Walter Favor, b. Aug. 24, 181 1, m. Elvira, dau. 

Moses Webster, b. Hill. He d. Oct. 19, 1846, ae. 35-1-25. 

She res. for some years in Bristol, and here d. Aug. 25, 1877, 

ae. 64. 

children 

*8. Moses W., b. Hill, Jan. 22, 1833. 
9. Hiram Walker, b. H., Oct. 4, 1834 ; m. May 6, 1861, Thankful H., 
dau. of David and Clarissa S. Gage, b. Pelham, Dec. 15, 1838; was sales- 
man in store of Bartlett & Taylor, i850-'6i ; in clothing business with 
Cyrus Taylor, where is now west-side drug store, till fall 1863, when he 
went to Boscobel, Wis., where he has since been in trade ; for some years 
in company with Moody A. Sawyer, formerly of Bristol. Child : 
a. Susie, b. Boscobel, June 25, 1871. 




John A. Favor 



GENEALOGIES — FAVOR 1 77 

10. RebeccaW., b. H., Apr. 4, 1836; m. Nathaniel Rowe, of Andover, 
(2) Mark C. White, Boston, Mass., d. July 18, 1885, ae. 49-3-14. 

11. Albert Martin, b. H. ( Jan. 2, 1838 ; d. Bascobel, Wis., Feb. 8, 1874, 
ae. 36-1-6. 

12. Susan D., b. H., Dec. 9, 1840. She res. in Bristol, now Hyde 
Park, Mass. ; unm. 

13. Frederick Harvey, b. H., Jan. 2, 1842; m. Oct. 19, 1880, Mary, 
dau. of Anthony and Mary (Bryant) Elliott, b. Hamilton, Canada, Oct. 
19, 1859. He served in the 3rd Regt., and was wounded at Secession ville, 
S. C, June 16, 1862. He d. Batavia, 111., Dec. 22, 1883, ae. 41-11-20. Two 
children. 

14- Elvira W., b. Alexandria, Aug. 2, 1845 > m - Edwin S. Foster, M. 
D. (See.) 

15. Mary W., b. A., Feb. 4, 1847 ; d. July 24, 1858, ae. 11-5-20. 

(8) Moses W. Favor, b. Jan. 22, 1833, m. Nov. 26, 1857, 
Mary G., dau. of Jeremiah and Judith Davis, b. Loudon. His 
life work has been that of a locomotive engineer. Res. No. Main 
street. Was a deacon in Free Baptist church. Republican, 
Odd Fellow. Removed to Concord, March, 1886. 

CHILDREN 

16. Walter Webster, b. Concord, Oct. 31, 1859; m - June 20, 1882, 
Mary Edell Rowe, dau. of Joseph, b. Franklin, Nov. 16, 1861. He is a 
locomotive engineer. Res. No. Main street. Republican, Free Baptist, 
Odd Fellow. Children : 

a. Ernest Howard, b. Bristol, June 3, 1887. 

b. Alice Evelyn, b. B., Sept. 13, 1895. 

17. Frank H., b. Bristol, Mar. 19, 1863; m. June, 1892, Pearl Black- 
well. Is a locomotive engineer. Res. Lafayette, Ind. 

18. Cora A., b. B., Sept. 2, 1867 ; m. Jan. 12, 1891, Ira O. Mathews, of 
Alexandria. Res. West Concord. 

19. Nina G., b. Nov. 16, 1S71 ; m. Nicholas I. Quint, res. Concord. 



i. John Favor was a resident of Newtown ; m. L,ydia Hoyt 
and settled in Weare. He had 1 1 children, of whom one was 

2. Zebediah. He m. Sarah Burnham. Of his four chil- 
dren, one was 

3. William, b. 1800. He m. Betsey Worthley. They 
were the parents of six children, of whom the first was 

4. Almon Moses, b. July 18, 1 831, in Weare. He m. in 
1 86 1, Mary Robinson, dau. of William T. and Irene Q. (Smith) 
Beede, b. Hebron, July 9, 1841, who d. in Hebron, June 10, 
1883, ae. 41-11-1. He d. in Hebron, Nov. 23, 1891, ae. 60- 

4-5- 

CHILDREN 

5. John Almon, b. Weare, Mar. 15, 1862 ; m. Mar. 23, 1890, Nora 
Viola, dau. of Henry Griffith (See), b. Jan. 31, 1870. Settled in Bristol in 
1883. Operative in paper-mill ; in livery business at North End since 
Apr., 1894. Is a K. of P., Republican, served three years as selectman. 

a. Corinne, b. Bristol, Oct. 31, 1895. 

6. Oreste Gilbert, b. Weare, Oct. 20, 1863 ; m. Bertiua French, Jan., 
1894. Res. Brockton, Mass. 

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178 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

7. Anson Leroy, b. Hebron, June 6, 1873 ; m. July 3, 1893, Nettie 
Donahue. Res. Stoughton, Mass. 

8. Willie B., b. H., Apr. 11, 1877 ; d. Apr. 21, 1879, ae. 2-0-10. 

9. Lucy May, b. H., Oct. 1, 1879. Res. in Bristol since 1887. Com- 
positor in Enterprise office; tn. Nov. 26, 1902, Roy C. Home, b. Aug. 26, 
1875. He is foreman of Enterprise printing-office. 

10. Sylvia Alice, b. H., May 26, 1883 ; res. Epping. 

THE FELLOWS FAMILIES 

The Fellowses of Bristol are the descendants of William Fel- 
lows, who was b. about 1610, and came to New England, as is sup- 
posed, in the ship Planter, about 1635. He m., probably, Mary 
Ayres. In 1639, or before, he was a resident of Ipswich, Mass., 
where he remained till his death, which occurred near Nov. 29, 
1676. Willian had a brother Samuel who settled in Salisbury, 
Mass., who has numerous descendants. Another brother, Rich- 
ard, settled in Northampton, Mass., and was killed with his only 
son, John, in the fight with the Indians at Bloody Brook, in 
1676. William had four sons and four daughters, Ephraim, 
Samuel, Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, and Isaac. 

1. Isaac was b. about 1635. He resided in Ipswich ; m. 
Joanna Boardman, Jan. 29, 1672, and d. Apr. 6, 1721, ae. 86. 
One son was 

2. Deacon Jonathan, b. Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 28, 1682. 
In 1740, he removed to Hampton, where he d. Jan. 21, 1753, ae. 
70-3-23. He had four wives : Hannah Dutch, Sarah Day, 
Widow Sarah (Potter) Rust, and Widow Deborah (Batchelder) 
Tilton, who survived him. He had three children by his first 
wife, the children of his second wife all d. in infancy, and he had 
five by his third wife. The youngest child was 

3. Abner, b. Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 5, 1720; m. Elizabeth 
Rowe. They res. in Kingston and Sandown. In 1769, a daugh- 
ter m. Benjamin Emmons and settled in New Chester, and he 
accompanied the young couple to their new home. He was so 
favorably impressed with the situation in New Chester that he 
resolved to settle there himself, and, in 1773, he sold his farm in 
Sandown, and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by 
Horace N. Emmons, in 1774, where he remained till his death, 
which occurred not earlier than 1786. Several of the early town 
meetings were held here, and he presided as moderator five 
times. He was a member of the Committee of Safety in 1776. 

CHILDREN 

4. Mehitable, m. Robert Dinsmore, Oct. 3, 1767. He d. in Revolu- 
tionary army of smallpox. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1746; m. Benjamin Emmons. (See.) 

6. Sarah, b. Dec. 12, 1747; m. Philip Huntoon, of Salisbury, about 
1773. He d. of smallpox in the Revolutionary army. She came to Bris- 
tol with her father and d. here. 



GENEALOGIES — FELLOWS 1 79 

~":-. Josiah, b. Kingston, Nov. 3, 1757. 

#8. John, b. Sandown, Mar. 10, 1760. 
9. Moses, b. S., May 12, 1761 ; m. Deborah Tiltou. Mar. 15, 1787. 
He was one of the first settlers on Bridgewater hill. No children that 
Lived to maturity. 

(7) Josiah Fellows, b. Nov. 3, 1757, came to Bristol with 
his father. He m. Jemima Quimby, of Hill, dau. of Jeremiah. 
She was b. Oct. 9, 1757, and d. in Bristol, Apr. 3, 1814, ae. 56- 
5-24. He succeeded his father on the home farm, where all his 
children were b. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, 
and was at the battle of Stillwater. He d. Mar. 20, 1852, ae. 
94-4-17. He used to drive a four-ox freight wagon to Boston 
loaded with freight from this section and return with goods for 
the store of Col. Moses Lewis. 

CHILDREN 

10. Abner, b. Feb. 5, 1781 ; d. June 28, 1786, ae. 5-4-23. 

11. Jeremiah, b. Apr. 27, 1782 ; d. July 31, 1795, ae. 3-3-4. 
•£12. Josiah, b. Jan. 28, 1784. 

•£13. Jonathan, b. Apr. 24, 1786. 

14. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 1788; d. Aug. 20, 1790, ae. 2-7-7. 

15. Molly, b. Jan. 28, 1790; d. Apr. 2, 1790. 
*i6. Peter, b. Apr. 14, 1791. 

17. Ruth, b. Feb. 9, 1795; m. John Kidder. (See.) 

18. Jemima, b. Dec. 19, 1796; d. Aug. 17, 1797 
£19. Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1799. 

(8) John Fellows, b. Mar. 10, 1760; m. Oct. 5, 1785, L,ois 
Tilton, of Sandown, and was an early settler on Bridgewater 
hill. She was b. in Hawke, Jan. 2, 1758, and d. in Bridgewater, 
Nov. 8, 1857, ae. 99-10-6. He was a soldier in the Revolution- 
ary army (See) from New Chester, and d. Bridgewater, Mar. 
27, 1829, ae. 69-0-17. 

20. Abner, b. Nov. 24, 1786; m. Nov. 12, 1812, Elizabeth Prescott, 
dau. of Joseph, and d. Nov. 30, 1830, ae. 44-0-6. Children : 

a. Lois T., b. Dec. 14, 1818; m. William Peasley. 

b. Daniel T. 

21. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1788; m. Oct. 22, 1816, Joseph Brown. Shed. 
Feb. 25, 1841, ae. 52-2-0. He and two children emigrated to Minnesota, 
where they were victims of the Sioux massacre in 1862. (See Stories 
and Incidents.) Children : 

a. Lois, b. Dec. 1, 1819 ; m. David Bartlett, Plymouth, and d. 
Sept. 1, 1889, ae. 69-9-0. Seven children. 

b. Jonathan, b. June 9, 1822 ; killed by Indians in 1862, ae. 40. 

c. Horatio, b. Jan. 26, 1827 ; killed by Indians in 1862, ae. 35. 

d. Theodore, b. Sept. 15, 1832 ; d. at two years of age. 

22. David, b. Oct. 5, 1792; d. Nov. 28, 1803, ae. n-t-23. 

23. Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1794; m. Oct. 22, 1830, Enoch Colburn, of 
Hebron, and d. in August, 1841, ae. 46-9-. 

24. Lois, b. July 3, 1796; m. Dec. 31, 1818, Moses Rowe. He was b. 
Mar. 14, 1796 ; d. Feb. 28, 1828, ae. 31-11-14. She d. Aug. 8, 1879, ae. 83- 
1-5. Four children ; all d. young. 

25. John, b. Mar. 16, 1798; d. Dec. 15, 1803, ae. 5-8-29. 
"Drowned, in Bridgewater, June 20, 1827, Stephen Fellows, son of 

John, aged 17." — Patriot. 



180 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(12) Josiah Fellows, b. Jan. 28, 1784, m. Mar. 23, 1809, 
Susanna Sanborn, dau. of Benia, b. 1789. (See.) They were 
the first settlers on the David H. Sleeper farm at the foot of the 
lake, and here all their children were born. He d. Oct. 21, 
1852, ae. 68-8-23 ; she d. July 3, 1864, ae. 75. 

CHILDREN 

26. Cynthia, b. 1810; d. 181 r. 

27. Louise, b. 181 1 ; m. Jesse F. Kendall. (See.) 
#28. Calvin Peterson, b. June 19, 1813. 

#29. Samuel Smith, b. July 14, 1818. 
-"130. Rufus, b. June 11, 1821. 

(13) Jonathan Fellows, b. Apr. 24, 1786, m. Feb. 25, 1806, 
Hannah, dau. of Thomas Eastman, b. May 3, 1788; was a 
farmer next east of farm now occupied by Horace N. Emmons, 
the buildings of which were destroyed by fire. Here all their 
children were born, and here he d. Apr. 7, 1845, ae. 58-1 1-13 ; 
she d. Nov. 27, 1856, ae. 68-6-24. 

CHILDREN 

31. Ruth K., b. May 18, 1807 ; d. Apr. 24, 1827, ae. 19-11-6. 

32. Lydia H., b. Mar. 19, 1809 ; m. David Powell. (See.) 
#33. Winthrop R., b. July 22, 1813. 

#34- James Pickering, b. Feb. 29, 1816. 

35. Thomas F., b. Nov. 6, 1817; d. Mar. 18, 1819, ae. 1-4-12. 

36. Sally S., b. Sept. 15, 1819; m. Fred Marden, of Thornton, Apr 
12, 1839; d. Feb. 9, 1859, ae. 39-4-24- 

37. Nancy K., b. Apr. 26, 1821 ; m. Sawyer S. Sanborn. (See.) 

38. Hannah Eastman, b. Nov. 30, 1824; m. Nov. 12, 1846, Warren 
Fletcher, of Westford, Mass. He d. Worcester, Mass., July 2, 1881, ae. 
60. She res. Lowell, Mass. Children : 

a. Clarence Warren, b. May 27, 1854; m. Dollie I. Robinson, 
Nov. 15, 1886. Res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

%\ Lu3nda;} b - ^ =5, 1828; d. Aug. 10, 1828. 

41. Jonathan, b. July 25, 1830; d. Nov. 15, 1830. 

42. Malina, b. Jan. 6, 1832 ; d. Jan. 24. 1836, ae. 4-0-18. 

(16) Peter Fellows, b. Apr. 14, 1791, m. Eydia, dau. of 
Peter and Rhoda (Quimby) Ladd, published Oct., 18 10. She 
was b. Nov. 3, 1791, and d. Aug. 3, 1828, ae. 36-9-0. He m. 
(2) Apr. 10, 1833, Mary Townsend, who d. Aug. 31, 1863. He 
d. Aug. 12, 1866, ae. 75-3-28. 

children, all except last born in Bristol 

43. Lorana, b. Jan. 24, 1811. She m. Nov. 5, 1829, James Berry, 
farmer, of Alexandria, where she d. Jan. 7, 1892, ae. 80-11-13. He d. 
Boscawen, Oct. 27, 1895, ae. 89-9-22. Children : 

a. Caroline M., b. July 31, 1835; m. Sullivan Ingalls. (See.) 

b. Olive Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1846; m. Elijah C. Manchester. (See.) 

c. Gilbert H., b. Dec. 2, 1850 ; m. Philena J. Hayford, Jan. 12, 
1871, and res. Penacook. Six children. 

44. Luther Sanborn, b. Mar. 8, 1814 ; m. Sarah Ann Heath, Feb. 16, 



GENEALOGIES — FELLOWS l8l 

1836. She d. in Bristol, Oct. 4, 1840, and he removed to Janesville, Wis. 
No children. 
*45< Benjamin Quimby, b. Sept. 27, 1816. 

46. Mahala, b. Apr. 17, 1819 ; m. Ansel Chandler, 1847, and d. Aug. 
20, 1856, ae. 37-4-3- Child : 

a. Ella A., b. Bristol, Aug. 7, 1849; m. Gideon Boardman. 
(See.) 

47. Francis Bradbury, b. Oct. 5, 1821 ; d. July 30, 1843, ae - 2I_ 9- 2 5- 

48. Cynthia, b. Oct. 1, 1823 ; m. Ira. Burnham, and removed to Janes- 
ville, Wis. 

49. Lydia Ann, b. Hill, Sept. 23, 1834; m. Sept. 29, 1857, Horace H. 
Withingtou, b. Hanover, Jan. 21, 1829. She d. May 24, 1888, Toledo, 
Ohio, ae. 53-8-1. Child : 

a. Wallace H., b. Aug. 20, 1858, in Hanover. He m. Lillian E. 
Belden, Dec. 25, 1878, and res. Toledo, O. 

(19) Benjamin Fellows, b. Nov. 22, 1799, m. Miriam 
Hoyt, the dau. of Samuel, about Apr., 182 1. He was a farmer 
on the west side of the lake, near where Amasa S. Hilands now 
lives, and here his children were born. She d. in Bristol, Apr. 
18, 1866, ae. 69 years. He d. in the family of his son, Milo, 
Dec. 19, 1880, ae. 81-0-27. Besides being a farmer he followed 
his father's occupation of driving a four-ox freight wagon 
between Bristol and Boston. 

children 

•&50. Milo, b. July 23, 1821. 
51. Belinda, b. Bristol, Aug. 27, 1827 ; m. Benjamin F. Robinson and 
res. at North Bristol, where she d. Dec. 20, i860, ae. 33-3-23. Children : 

a. Millard F. b. Roxy, m. Brogan and res. Ashland. 

c. Addie. d. Milo, b. Dec. 17, i860. 

(28) Calvin P. Fellows, b. June 19, 1813, m. Aug. 30, 
1836, Mary Jane Worthen, dau. of Samuel R. (See), b. Apr. 
28, 18 1 6. He was a farmer in Bristol and New Hampton, 
where both d. : he, Mar. 11, 1856, ae. 42-8-22; she, May 25, 
1865, ae. 49-0-27. 

children 

-•£52. George Marshall, b. Bristol, May 8, 1837. 

53. Laura Ann, b. B., Oct. 8, 1841 ; m. May 4, 1864, Joseph Cleaveland. 
They res. Methuen, Mass. Children : 

a. Willis M., b. Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 15, 1866; m. Ida M. 
Robinson, June 2, 1890; clergyman, member N. H. Methodist Con- 
ference. 

b. Sylvester I., b. June 19, 1868; d. May 3, 1891, ae. 22-10-14. 

c. Joseph L., b. Mar. 13, 187-1, Methuen; m. Edith Reed. 

d. Annie Laura, b. Lawrence, Feb. 10, 1874 ; m. Harrison Tower. 

e. Helen L-, b. L., Oct. 3, 1883. 

54. Frank Worthen, b. Rristol, Feb. 19, 1847. He m. Dec. 10, 1873, 
Betsey Jane Hall, dau. of Fletcher, of Rumney, b. Apr. 28, 1851. He d. 
Dec. 22, 1900, ae. 53-10-3. She res. Plymouth. Children : 

a. Charles Davenport, b. Feb. 21, 1875, in Rumney ; d. Jan. 7, 
1876. 

b. Mary E., b. Jan. 20, 1877. A book-keeper in Boston, Mass. 

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1 82 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(29) Samuel S. Fellows, b. July 14, 1818, m. Oct. 28, 
1841, Mary S., dau. of Joseph Rollins (See), b. Apr. 20, 1821. 
Farmer at No. Bristol, where he d. Mar. 15, 1893, ae. 74-8-1 ; 
she d. same place, June 15, 1884, ae. 63-1-25. 

CHILDREN 

55. Mary Frances, b. Bristol, Aug. 26, 1842 ; m. Josiah D. Prescott. 
(See.) 

56. Samuel Scott, b. B., July 26, 1846 ; m. July 8, 1875, Henrietta 
Sanborn, dau. of Gilman. (See.) He has kept a livery stable in Wells 
River, Vt., for some years. Children : 

a. Mary Franka, b. Feb. 9, 1889. 

b. Lois Genevieve, b. Dec. 13, 1890. 

(30) Rufus Fellows, b. June n, 1821, was a physician 
at Hill and L,owell, Mass., and d. Boscawen, Mar. 19, 1886, ae. 
64-9-8. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. William Nelson, of 
Hebron. She d. Lowell, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

57. Abbie, b. Nov. 20, 1844 ; d. Sept. 20, 1845. Poisoned by drugs 
taken from her father's medicine chest. 

58. Willis Mott, b. Mar. 22, 1848 ; m. Aug. 19, 1867, Ella, dau. of Ira 
and Hannah Clough, of Lowell, b. Nov. 10, 1846, and settled in Haver- 
hill, Mass., where he was a physician and druggist, and where he d. Apr. 
20, 1890, ae. 42-0-28. Children : 

a. Bertha Emma, b. Aug. 4, 1870; d. Apr. 1, 1880, ae. 9-7-27. 

b. Anna Maud, b. Sept. 24, 1872. 

c. Nina Emma, b. Jan. 29, 1879. 

d. Edith, b. Aug., 1882. e. Hester, b. July 2, 1884. 

59. Annie, b. May 28, 1854; d. May 4, 1872, ae. 17-11-6. 

(33) Winthrop R. Fellows, b. July 22, 1813, m. June 28, 
1837, Sally D., dau. of Benjamin L,ocke (See), b. Sept. 4, 1814. 
With the exception of six years in Wentworth, he spent his life 
in Bristol, where he d. Jan. 11, 1891, ae. 77-5-19. He was a 
farmer. Res. No. Bristol and L,ake street, where the last 37 
years of his life were passed. He was a Republican and Metho- 
dist. She d. Apr. 18, 1898, ae. 83-7-14. 

CHILDREN 

60. Warren Gerry, b. Wentworth, Apr. 22, 1838 ; m. Feb. 1, 1864, 
Caroline L. Nutting, of Newport. She d. Jan. 2, 1891, ae. 56-2-26, and 
he m. June 25, 1894, Mrs. Mary J. Lewis, of Newport, dau. of Curtis 
Travis, b. Goshen, Jan. 13, 1835. He was for years a salesman in Boston. 
His health failing, he reUirned to his father's homestead in Bristol in 
1888, where he d. July 4, 1897, ae. 59-2-12. Child : 

a. Joseph Warren, b. Nov. 17, 1866. Is m. ; manager of a theat- 
rical troupe. 

61. Jonathan Alvin, b. W., Apr. 29, 1841 ; m. Apr. 18, 1865, Louise 
T., dau. of William and Lois Bangs, b. Mar. 3, 1847, i n Madison, Conn. 
He was a machinist, now a fruit farmer, Meriden, Conn. Child : 

a. Fred Winthrop, b. Bristol, Aug. 19, 1867 ; a clerk in New 
Haven, Conn. 

62. Smith D., b. Bristol, June 6, 1843 ; d. June 20, 1844, ae. 1-0-14. 







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Mn.o Fellows 



GENEALOGIES — FELLOWS 1 83 

63. Lauretta D., b. B., Aug. 26, 1847 ; m. Elmer V. Pike, Oct. 7, 1883. 
He was b. in 1847, and d. Bristol, Mar. 27, 1894, ae. 47. She m. (2) 
George H. Fowler. (See.) 

64. Alma L., b. B., Feb. 22, 1858; d. Apr. 4, 1865, ae. 7-1-12. 

(34) James P. Fellows, b. Feb. 29, 18 16, m. Dec. 25, 

1838, Nancy J., dau. of Jonathan M. and Jane G. (McCutchins) 
Marden, of Bridgewater, b. Pembroke, Jan. 1, 18 15. He res. on 
same farm as his father, next east of the Horace N. Emmons 
farm, till about 1853, when he removed to Thornton, where he 
d. Mar. 28, 1864, ae. 48-0-29. She d. Plymouth, Jan. 3, 1885, 

ae. 70-0-2. 

children, all born in Bristol 

65. Frank Watson, b. Feb. 19, 1840; d. Thornton, Feb. 14, 1861, ae. 
20-11-25. 

66. Ann Malora, b. Aug. 14, 1841 ; d. Sept. 17, 1850, ae. 9-1-3. 

67. Chauncey Ayer, b. May 28, 1845 ; m. June 26, 1870, Eliza Jane, 
dau. of Albert Lyford, b. Thornton, June 15, 1848. He res. Plymouth, 
where he has been postmaster. Children : 

a. Maud, b. Thornton, Feb. 5, 1872 ; d. Concord, July 20, 1873, 

ae. 1-5-15- 

b. Victor Marlburg, b. Campton, Jan. 16, 1874; m. Mar. 27, 1901, 
at St. Albans, Vt., Mary Beulah, dau. of Joseph C. Leslie. Res. 
St. Albans, Vt. Child : Marion Lyle, b. Mar. 30, 1902 ; d. Apr. 2, 
1902. 

c. Lyle, b. Plymouth, June 14, 1882. 

68. Roselma Jane, b. Sept. 8, 1846; d. Sept. 17, 1850, ae. 4-0-9. 

69. Clementine Eastman, b. Apr. 10, 1848 ; d. Sept. 25, 1848. 

70. Florence Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1852; m. Nov. 18, 1869, Hiram H. Gor- 
don, son of William H. They res. Concord. 

(45) Benjamin Q. Fellows, b. Sept. 27, 1816, m. July 14, 

1839, Hannah, dau. of Benjamin Kidder (See), b. Nov. 29, 
1801. She d. Bristol, Apr. 14, 1877, ae. 75-4-15. He m. July 
4, 1878, Mrs. IyOvina Gerry. He was a farmer and stone mason, 
and res. on Kidder hill till about 1854, when he moved to No. 
Main street, where he d. Feb. 10, 1888, ae. 71-4-13. She d. 
Dec. 1, 1894. 

CHILDREN 

71. Sarah Jane, b. Bristol, Feb. 8, 1841 ; m. Green L. Tilton. (See.) 

72. Eliza Ann, b. B., Nov. 17, 1843 ; m. Charles Boardman. (See.) 

(50) Milo Fellows, b. July 23, 1821. Left home at 19 years 
of age and worked as a stone cutter in Boston. Was turnkey at 
state prison, Charlestown, Mass , two years from Dec, 1848 ; 
returned to Bristol in Dec, 1850, and settled in the Locke 
neighborhood, where he res. till 1866 ; since then on his farm on 
Summer street. Has been a stone cutter as well as farmer. 
Methodist, Republican. Tax-collector 17 years. He m., Dec. 
12, 1850, Susan D., dau of Benjamin Locke (See), b. Feb. 11, 
1828; d. Oct. 12, 1899, ae. 71-8-1. 

children, all born in Bristol. 

73. Albert Russ, b. Sept. 8, 185 1 ; m. Evelean T., dau. of Timothy B. 



1 84 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

and Henrietta (Seavey) Grant, b. Prospect, Me., Dec. 29, 1853. He is a 
physician in Winterport, Me. Child : 

a. Timothy Grant, b. June 4, 1878. 

74. Smith Drake, b. Mar. 17, 1853 ; m. Dec. 26, 1876, Etta B. Jewett, 
dau. of Jeremiah. (See.) No children. He was a tinsmith and superin- 
tendent of the Bristol Aqueduct and later, florist, having hot houses on 
Merrimack street. Member of the legislature in 1893. Now florist in 
Saugus, Mass. Republican, Mason. 

75. Oscar Fowler, b. Sept. 10, 1857 , m. May 24, 1883, Eva M., dau. of 
Hon. Lewis W. Fling. (See.) He studied in the office of Mr. Fling. 
Went to Bucksport, Me., in Mar., 1881 ; was admitted to the bar in 1881, 
and has since been in practice in that place, having met with marked 
success. He was county attorney four years ; collector of customs at 
Bucksport, district of Castine, three years ; was member of the Maine 
house of representatives in 1901, and was made chairman of the commit- 
tee on revision of the laws ; was reelected member of the house in 1902, 
and elected speaker of that body. He made a most efficient and popular 
officer and his name is prominently mentioned in connection with the 
gubernatorial nomination. He is a Republican, Methodist, and a Mason, 
32 . Children : 

a. Raymond, b. Oct. 17, 1885. b. Frank, b. Nov. 7, 1889. 

76. Milo A., b. Sept. 23, 1861 ; d. Mar. 24, 1864, ae. 2-6-1. 

77. Leslie H., b. Dec. 11, 1863; m. Nov. 23, 1892, Elizabeth Kerr; is a 
florist at Hyde Park, Mass. No children. 

78. Susie M., b. Apr. 21, 1866 ; m. May 30, 1897, George Jenkins, who 
d. Bristol, Jan. 4, 1900, ae. 76-3-17 ; she d. July 13, 1902, ae. 36-2-22. 

79. Alice A., b. Mar. 16, 1873. Graduated from East Maine Confer- 
ence Seminary, Bucksport, Me., 1892. Is assistant postmaster at Bristol. 

(52) Prof. George M. Fellows, b. May 8, 1837, m. Aug. 
12, 1862, Ellen Maria, dau. of Horace M. Emmons. (See.) 
He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1862, and has devoted 
his life to teaching, having been principal of Contoocook Academy 
and Franklin High school, Corinth Academy, at Corinth, Vt.; 
instructor in Eatin, at seminary, Falley, N. Y. ; principal of 
Avery Grammar school, Dedham, Mass., and Grammar schools, 
Hyde Park, Mass., and since 1877, in Boston, as supervisor of 
Grammar schools, and member of school board, and sub-master 
of Edward Everett Grammar school. He is also secretary and 
treasurer of official board of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

CHILDREN 

80. Calvin Peterson, b. Franklin, Sept. 17, 1863 ; m. Apr. 27, 1898, 
Carrie, da\i. of Francis and Sarah (Cook) York. Night agent American 
Express company, Worcester, Mass. Children : 

a. Dorothy, b. Apr. 24, 1900. 

b. George Marshall, b. Jan. 21, 1902. 

81. Horace Emmons, b. Franklin, Jan. 2, 1865 ; m. Oct. 7, 1891, Mar- 
garet Isabella Hoogs. Is a dentist at Hyde Park. Child : 

a. Horace Weston, b. July 21, 1892. 

82. Edward St. Clair, b. Lawrence, Mass., Dec. 29, 1866 ; m. Jan. 24, 
1899, Alice Mabel, dau. of Francis and Sarah (Cook) York. He is an 
attorney in Boston ; clerk of district court, Norfolk county, Mass.; res. 
Hyde Park, Mass. Children : 

a. Eunice, b. Nov. 5, 1900. b. Edward York, b. Apr. 12, 1903. 








Smith D. Fellows 



GENEALOGIES — FELT 185 

83. George Frederick, b. Hyde Park, Mass., July 24, 1874 ; m. Oct. 8, 
1902, Sadie Elizabeth Gould. Is clerk iu American Surety and Trust 
company, Boston office, and res. Hyde Park. 

84. Frank Marshall, b. H. P., July 24, 1874 ; clerk in the Chicago and 
Great Western railroad freight department, Boston, Mass. 



1. William Henry Harrison Fellows was the son of 
Nathaniel and Polly (Sanborn) Fellows. He was b. Andover, 
Aug. 17, 1814. He m., May 20, 1837, Mary Jane Gove, dau. 
of Jeremiah, b. Wilmot, May 28, 1 8 17, and d. Bristol, Oct. 29, 
1863, ae. 46-5-1. He was a blacksmith in Bristol, i86o-'63. 
He d. Campton, Jan. 7, 1884, ae. 69-4-20. 

CHILDREN 

2. Joseph Prescott, b. Wilmot, Mar. 13, 1837. (See Roll of Honor.) 
Hem. AddieJ. Kimball. Res. Manchester. No children. 

3. Henry Alamando, b. W., June 10, 1844 ; d. of wounds at Philadel- 
phia, Aug. 20, 1863, ae. 19-2-10. (See Roll of Honor.) 

4. Louise M., b. W., Oct. 16, 1847 ; m. Dec. 3, 1865, Fred M. Moul- 
ton, son of Nathaniel, of Concord, Me., b. May 2, 1842. 

THE FELT FAMILY 

1. Rev. Joseph L. Felt, son of Leander and Almira (Col- 
lester) Felt, was b. Sullivan, June 11, 1837. July 29, 1862, he 
m. Lucy M., dau. of Uriah B. Moore, b. Templeton, Mass., 
1843, and d. Templeton, Oct. 6, 1866, ae. 23. He m., Feb. 19, 
1870, Julia E. Cheney, who d. at Antrim, May 23, 1877. He 
m., Apr. 14, 1885, Mrs. Sara J. Robertson, who d. Suncook, 
Sept. 2, 1893. He m., Nov. 3, 1897, Mrs - Clara A. P. Kim- 
ball, widow of Dr. John R. Kimball, of Suncook. He joined N. 
H. Methodist conference spring of 1878, and has since been 
in the active work of the Methodist ministry. Was pastor of the 
church at Bristol in 1898. No children. Children of present 
wife are 

2. Mary Lizzie Kimball, m. Oct. 7, 1896, John J. Hills, and res. New- 
ton, N. J. 

3. Edith Huldah Kimball, res. in Bristol during her stepfather's 
pastorate here. 

THE FERNALD FAMILY 

1. Rev. Samuel Pray Fernald, son of Tobias and Sally 
(Pray) Fernald, was b. No. Berwick, Me., May 25, 1809. He 
m. Mar. 28, 1838, Hannah Evans, dau. of Joseph and Lydia 
(Evans) Palmer, b. Tuftonboro, Sept. 12, 1810. Mr. Fernald 
came from Gilmanton to Bristol in 1850, and was for over three 
years pastor of the Free Baptist church. (See.) He d. Mel- 
vin Village, June 9, 1888, ae. 79-0-14. She d. same place, July 
1, 1888, ae. 77-9-19. 



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CHILDREN 



2. Orlando Marcellus, b. Candia, Sept. i, 1840; m. July 5, 1871, 
Mary Lathrop, dau. of Wells Lathrop, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 15, 
1847. He d. in Boston, Mass., Apr. 15, 1902, ae. 61-7-14. At time of his 
death he had been for 30 years professor of Greek in Williams college, 
Williamstown, Mass. No children. His widow res. Williamstown. 

3. Aroline Martha, b. Alton, Sept. 27, 1844 ; m. Aug. 14, 1871, George 
Byron Files, Pittsfield, Me. 

THE FERRIN FAMILY 

1. Jonathan Ferrin, son of Enos, one of the early settlers 
in Alexandria, and Judith (Corliss) Ferrin, was b. Alexandria, 
Apr. 7, 1798, and d. in Temple, in May, 1882, ae. 84-1-. He 
m., Nov. 18, 1824, Harriet, dau. of Bailey and Elizabeth (Mer- 
rick) Webster, b. New Hampton, Nov. ic, 1802, and d. Alexan- 
dria, Mar. 29, 1849, ae. 46-4-19. He m. (2) Mrs. Josiah San- 
born. He was a farmer in Bridgewater, where his first 12 chil- 
dren were b., at Moore's Mills and in Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Bailey Webster, b. Nov. 3, 1825 ; m. Feb. 14, 1852, and went West. 

3. Augustus Jonathan, b. Nov. 20, 1826 ; m. May 28, 1855, Olive, dau. 
of John Roby (See), b. Feb. 8, 1835 ; d. Bristol, June 21, 1856, ae. 21-4-13. 
He m., June 5, 1864, Sarah M., sister of his first wife. He lived on the 
Dolloff farm on the hill, i868-'87 ; on the Roby farm at Moore's Mills, till 
1900, when he removed to New Hampton. Republican, Odd Fellow. 
Served five years as selectman of Bristol. Children : 

a. Fred Roby, b. Natick, Mass., Jan. 22, 1867; m. Mar. 17, 1898, 
Lulu, dau. of Charles F. Noyes, Franklin. 

b. Arthur Augustus, b. Bristol, Mar. 24, 1875. 

c. Walter Gustave, b. B., Aug. 29, 1878; d. July 31, 1882, ae. 

d. Herman K lg8 

e. Harry j ' * ■ " H 

4. Francis Legro, b. Mar. 11, 1828. Res. Natick, Mass. 

5. Abralona Viana, b. Feb. 15, 1829; m. Pope, Aug. 31, 1856, 

and res. Medford, Mass. 

6. Morris Tucker, b. Apr. 29, 1830 ; m. Apr. 29, i860, Helen A. Gerry, 
b. Billerica, Mass., Feb. 5, 1834. He served three months in 6th Mass. 
Vols., and d. New Hampton, Jan. 20, 1876, ae. 45-8-21. She d. Natick, 
Mass., Apr. 11, 1871, ae. 37-2-6. Children : 

a. Nellie A., b. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 22, 1861 ; d. Dec. 7, 1861. 

b. Nellie A., b. Natick, June 29, 1865 ; m. George D. Judkins. 
(See.) 

c. Charles A., b. N., Mar. 30, 1868 ; d. June 7, 1868. 

d. Laura F., b. N., June 30, 1870; d. Sept. 9, 1870. 

7. Enos, b. Oct. 25, 1831. Never m.; has lived in Bristol with his 
brother, Augustus J., and in family of Uriah H. Kidder. Is a farmer, 
Mason, Democrat. Served on quota of Bristol in Civil war. (See Roll 
of Honor.) 

8. Judith Melissa, b. Jan. 25, 1833; d. Dec. 30, 1853, ae. 20-1 1-5. 

9. Benjamin Franklin, b. Feb. 19, 1834. 

10. Hiram Woodbury, b. Apr. 3, 1835, lives in Concord. Was cor- 
poral in Co. D, 12th Regt., serving on quota of Groton. Was severely 
wounded at Cold Harbor. 



GENEALOGIES — FIELDS 187 

11. Levi Edwin, b. Apr. 25, 1836. Res. Lynn, Mass. 

12. Harriet Arvilla, b. June 3, 1837 ; d. Maine, Mar. 28, 1849, ae. 
1 1-9-25. 

13. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 5, 1838. 

14. Abigail Dolloff, b. Bristol, Feb. 6, 1840. 

15. Moses Albert, b. Alexandria, Aug. 1, 1841 ; res. Plymouth. 

16. Laura Jane, b. A., June 15, 1844 ; m. Rockwood, and res. in 

Temple. 

17. Ira Polk, b. A., July 29, 1845 ; res. in Minn. 

THE FIELDS FAMILY 

1. Frank Pierce Fields is the son of Smith and Mary 
(Moses) Fields. He was b. in Merrimack, Nov. 5, 1852, and 
m., Nov. 24, 1877, Clara Jane, dau. of Nathan H. and Harriet 
(Hackett) Weeks, b. Thornton, June 2, 1857. He was two 
years in the meat business in Plymouth ; came to Bristol, July, 
1877, and has been connected with the Mason-Perkins Paper 
company, since 1897 as treasurer and general manager. He is 
a Democrat and a Mason. 

children 

2. Mary Belle, b. Bristol, Sept. 24, 1880. 

3. Charles Weeks, b. B., Dec. 14, 1883. 

THE FITZPATRICK FAMILY 

1. James Fitzpatrick, son of Martin and Mary (Warren) 
Fitzpatrick, was b. Leeds, England, Apr. 11, 1834. Hem. in 
August, 18.58, Bridget, dau. of Robert Caplis, b. Ireland, May, 
1835, and d. Enfield, Oct 15, 1877, ae. 42-4-. Has res. in Bris- 
tol since 1890, and is an employee of woolen-mill. Catholic. 

children 

2. Mary Hannah, b. Burlington, Vt., Sept. 10, i860. 

3. Robert William, b. B., Dec. 16, 1862 ; m. M. C. Nickerson, Sept. 
6, 1897. 

4. William, b. Enfield, Mar. 31, 1865. 

5. Martin, b. E., Aug. 10, 1867 ; d. May 17, 1875, ae. 7-9-7. 

6. Sarah Agnes, b. E., Jan. 26, 1871 ; m. Amos A. Blake. (See.) 

7. Anna Elizabeth, b. E., May 20, 1873. 

THE FLANDERS FAMILIES 

1. Capt. Joseph Flanders came to Bristol from Landaff. 
His wife was Relief Brown, a sister to Robert Brown. They 
res. where Solomon Cavis lived, later, on Pleasant street. He 
was a captain in the War of 181 2, a deputy sheriff in Bridge- 
water, and a prominent man in the community. He left Bristol 
for Cambridge, Mass., about 1824, where he was a glass worker. 



1 38 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Wardwell, was a sea captain ; m. and d. in New Orleans, La. 

3. Benjamin Franklin, b. Bristol, Jan. 26, 1816; m. Aug. 24, 1847, 
Susan Hall, dau. of Alvah Sawyer. (See.) He fitted for college at New 
Hampton Institution, and graduated from Dartmouth in 1842, support- 
ing himself by teaching while obtaiuing an education. In 1843, he went 
to New Orleans, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He 
became part proprietor and one of the editors of the Nezu Orleans Tropic. 
At the commencement of the Civil war, with his wife and children, the 
youngest only seven days old, he fled to the North, leaving behind prop- 
erty valued at $40,000. Upon the fall of New Orleans, he returned and 
was made treasurer of the city by the military authorities, but a few 
months later resigned, having been elected representative to Congress. 
He took his seat in that body in March, 1863. That same year Secretary 
Chase appointed him supervising special agent of the treasury depart- 
ment for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, which office he filled till 
1866, when he resigned. In 1867, he was appointed military governor of 
Louisiana. In May, 1870, he became mayor of New Orleans, and from 
1873 to 1885, he was, by appointment of President Grant, United States 
assistant treasurer at New Orleans. The New Orleans Times Democrat 
said of him at the time of his death : "He was not one of the carpet bag 
politicians, for he won and retained the respect of the people. He was 
well liked for the very consistency with which he held his convictions, 
and the truthfulness and honor by which all his actions were governed." 
He was possessed of a fine physique, and was hale and hearty at 76 years 
of age. He d. at his plantation, Youngsville, La., Mar. 13, 1896, ae. 80- 
1-17. His wife survived him. Children: 

a. Katherine Anna, b. New Orleans, La., Sept. 11, 1848; m. 
Edward R. Pelton, publisher and owner of the Eclectic Magazine, 
New York city. 

b. Susan Elizabeth, b. N. O., Mar. 11, 1852; m. Alexander L. 
Ridden, of New Orleans. 

c. Mary Brown, b. N. O., Apr. 22, 1856, and res. at Youngsville, 
La. 

d. Joseph Alva, b. N. O., June 14, 1859. Res. Youngsville. 

e. Benjamin Franklin, b. N. O., Dec. 29, 1S61. Res. Youngs- 
ville. 

/. Rufus John, b. N. 0., Sept. 10, 1865; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Jan., 1869, ae. 3-5-. 

4. Rufus, went to New Orleans. 

5. John, went to New Orleans. 



i. Charles Stephen Flanders, son of James and Lucy 
(Whitney) Flanders, was b. Chelsea, Vt., Dec. 4, 1845. He 
came to Bristol in 1862, and m. Apr. 2, 1868, Amanda W., 
dau. Kiah Wells. (See.) Was a job teamster; deputy sheriff 
two years ; tax collector two years. Went to Boston in 1886, 
where he owns a billiard hall, and where he m. (2) Oct. 23, 
1 89 1, Augusta White, dau. of William and Phebe (Covert) 
White, b. Nova Scotia, Apr. 14, 1865. Republican. Odd 
Fellow. 

CHILD 

2. Owen L., b. Bristol, Dec. 17, 1869. Res. Bristol. 



GENEALOGIES — FLEER 189 

THE FLEER FAMILY 

1. George Henry Fleer, son of George and Mary Ann 
(Arms) Fleer, was b. Watertown, Mass., July 5, 1835. He m., 
Dec. 24, i860, Antoinette Lambert, dau. of Ruel Lambert, b. 
Lincolnville, Me., July n, 1839. Served nine months in the 
6th Mass. Infty in Civil war. After discharge, settted in Vine- 
land, N. J.; in 1871, came to Bristol; was 12 years a workman 
on engines in paper-mill. Member of G. A. R. Republican. 
Res. Crescent street. 

CHILDREN 

2. Annie Belle, b. Alexandria, Jan. 23, 1862; m. .Sept. 4, 1883, Frank 
H. Junkins, and res. Lebanon, Me. Farmer. Children : 

a. Ola, b. Somers worth, Dec. 3, 1884. 

b. Edna, b. Newfields, Feb. 22, 1889. 

c. Elmer Hall, b. N., May 21, 1890. 

d. Annie Fleer, b. Somerville, Mass., Nov. 27, 1893. 

3. Frank Henry, b. Vineland, Feb. 15, 1868; m. Sept. 3, 1887, in 
Dover, Zenna May, dau. of George K., and Ann (Allaway) Willand, b. 
Berwick, Me., Feb. 12, 1869. He was engaged in shoe manufacturing for 
a few years ; in trade on Lake street July, 1898, till Jan., 1904. Children : 

a. Austin Elbert, b. Dover, June 13, 1889. 

b. Helen Blanche, b. D., Dec. 22, 1891. 

THE FLING FAMILY 

1. Abel Fling was a resident of Pomfret, Conn., and served 
three years in the Revolutionary army. He m., June 10, 1793, 
Susan Alvord, who was 87 years old at the time of her death. 
He d. at Winsor, Vt., at the age of 80 years. They were the 
parents of 

2. Abel, b. Springfield, Vt., Mar. 4, 1795. He m. (1) 
Abigail Harlow, who bore him one child. She d. and he m. 
(2) Hopestill Harlow, an aunt of his first wife, and dau. of Levi 
Harlow, of Springfield, Vt. She d. July 19, 1865, and he 
passed the last 15 years of his life in the family of his son in 
Bristol, and here d. Aug. 8, 1880, ae. 85-5-5. 

CHILDREN 

3. Abbie, b. 1818 ; m. Stephen Hastings, of Windsor, Vt. 
*4. Lewis Wells, b. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 6, 1824. 

(4) Hon. Lewis W. Fling, b. Dec. 6, 1824, m. (1) Apr. 
20, 1853, Maria Currier, of Wentworth, who d. in Bristol, Aug. 
19, 1854, ae. 31. He m. (2) Dec. 18, 1855, Margaret, dau. of 
Rev. Walter Sleeper (See), b. Nov. 20, 1S28. He entered the 
office of Chief Justice J. E. Sargent, at Canaan, in the spring of 
1847. Soon after Judge Sargent removed to Wentworth and he 
went with him, and continued in his office there. In Nov., 
185 1, he was admitted to the bar, and became a partner with 
Judge Sargent, and so continued until Feb. 13, 1853, when he 



19° HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

located in Bristol. Since that date, he has been in the practice 
of his profession here, and during all this time — over 50 years — 
has occupied the same office in White's block. (See Lawyers.) 
He is a Mason and Democrat; has served as superintending 
school committee, and was eight years a member of the board of 
education. He was a member of the state senate in 1871 and 
1872, and was given the honorary degree of A.M., by Dart- 
mouth College in 1872. Many years leader of Methodist choir. 

CHILDREN 

5. Charles Willis, b. Bristol, Aug. 27, 1856; m. June 18, 1878, Abbie 
Etta, dau. Amos and Jane (Grey) Seavey, b. Alexandria, Oct. 12, 1858. 
He was clerk and assistant treasurer of Bristol Savings bank, i884-'9o ; 
has been justice of the peace and notary public since 1885. Insurance 
and legal business. Served on board of education seven years ; was town 
clerk two years; several years a member of the board of health, and is 
serving his fourth year as rireward. Is a past master of Union Lodge, A. 
F. and A. M. Democrat. (See under Lawyers.) Children: 

a. Lewis Seavey, b. Bristol, Mar. 8, 1880. Piano salesman its 
Lowell, Mass. Unm. 

b. Eva, b. B., Feb. 10, 1888. 

6. Harry Sleeper, b. B., Feb. 2, 1859; d. Feb. 27, 1861, ae. 2-0-25. 

7. Eva Maria, b. B., May ir, 1863; m. Oscar F. Fellows. (See.) 

8. Anna Sleeper, b. B., Nov. 4, 1866. She studied music at the New 
England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and was a teacher of music at 
.Southern Female College, La Grange, Ga., where she m., Aug. 22, 1889, 
James H. Pitman, a lawyer, of that place. She d. Feb. 18, 1892, ae. 25- 
3-14. She was a beautiful and talented young woman. Children : 

a. Jim Fling, b. June 14, 1890. 

b. Anna May, b. Jan. 30, 1892. 

THE FOGG FAMILIES 

1. Oliver B. Fogg, son of Thomas, b, Holderness, Dec. 9, 
1825. m. Lucy G. Moore, dau. of Nathan and Sarah (Crosby) 
Moore, b. Jan. 14, 1821, and d. Boxford, Mass., Dec. 21, 1882, 
ae. 61-11-7. He d. Pittsfield, Mass., Jan, 15, 1887, ae. 61- 
1-6. Carriage maker and farmer. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah Maria, b. Alexandria, Jan. 27, 1848; m. Charles M. Mus- 
grove. (See.) 

3. Ada Florence, b. A., Mar. 7, 1852; d. Bristol, Apr. 29, 1862, ae„ 
10-1-22. 

Two children d. in infancy. 



Franklin Fogg was b. Hebron, Nov. 2, 1831. He is the 
son of Dearborn and Mary (Lovejoy) Fogg, and grandson of 
Samuel Lovejoy, who fought at Bunker Hill. In 1852, he 
went to California where he remained a year and returned with 
some of the gold of that state. After spending about twenty 




Charles W. Fling, Esq. 



GENEALOGIES — FOLLANSBEE IQI 

years in his native town, he came to Bristol in 1874. For 25 
years he has been a guest at Hotel Bristol. Unm. Repub- 
lican. 

THE FOLIvANSBEE FAMILIES 

1. The Follansbees of Bristol are the descendants of 
Thomas Follansbee, who came from England with his wife, 
Abigail, and children, as early as 1677 and settled in Massachu- 
setts. Among his children was 

2. Thomas, b. England, 1674(5). He was the father of 

3. William, who was the father of 

4. Thomas, b. about 1736. He moved from Hampstead 
to Weare about 1775. He was twice m. He d. in Hill, Apr. 
5, 1818, ae. 82. 

CHILDREN 

5. Daniel. 6. Abigail. 7. Hannah. 8. Mehitable. 

#9. Samuel, b. 1772. 

10. William, b. Dec. 20, 1773; was twice m., the second wife being 
Dolly Colby. He was in Hill as early as 1810. His farmhouse was 
destroyed by fire on the evening of Dec. 20, 1820, while he and his wife 
were visiting a neighbor, and in it perished his six children. Four chil- 
dren were b. later. 

11. Benjamin, b. June 4, 1775, was in Hill in 1812. He m. (1) Ruth 
Quimby ; (2) Sally Stevens; (3) Lucy Rand. He d. in Hill, Mar. 1835, 
ae. 59-9-. The History of Weare says he had seven children by each 
wife, and one wife had seven children by a previous husband, so that his 
home contained 28 children. Among them were 

a. Benjamin, b. Feb. 14, 1799; m. Rowell. A dau., Ruth, 

m. Benjamin Wooster, an engineer on the Bristol branch railroad. 
Benjamin Follansbee was killed while coupling cars at Bristol 
station, June 14, 1854, ae. 55-4-0. 

b. Sally, m. Reuben C. Bean. (See.) 

c. David S., b. Hill, Mar. 3, 1818 ; m. July 14, 1839, Sarah Tir- 
rell, dau. of Samuel (See), b. Mays, 1823. They settled in Bristol 
in 1852. He was a carpenter and farmer. She d. Feb. 19, 1893, 
ae. 69-9-14. He d. June 8, 1894, ae. 76-3-5. Republican, Free Bap- 
tist. No children. 

#12. Jacob M., b. Sept. 17, 1787. 

(9) Samuel Follansbee, b. 1772, removed from Weare to 
Hill about 1799. A soldier in the War of 1812. He m. (1) 
Shuah Lufkin, b. 1773, and.d. July 1, 1797, ae. 24. He m. (2) 
(Published Nov. 6, 1800) Abigail Hoit, of Salisbury, b. 1771 ; 
d. May 28, 1803, ae. 32. He m. (3) Anna Taylor, b. 1769 ; d. 
Mar. 10, 1845, ae. 76. He d. Apr. 18, 1847, ae - 75- 

children 

13. Levi, b. Feb. 19, 1794; was a soldier in 1812 from Hill. Hem., 
June 25, 1815, Aseneth Gooding ; removed to Dorchester, and there d. 
Five children. 

14. Shuah, b. Sept. 9, 1796; m. Moses Tenney. 
#15. John H., b. May 14, 1803. 



192 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(12) Jacob M. Follansbee, b. Sept. 17, 1787, m. Sept. 15, 
1808, Dorcas Colby, dau. of Jacob A., d. Bristol, Apr. 26, i860, 
ae. 80-2-5. He d. Bristol, Dec. 18, 1863, ae. 76-3-1. A sol- 
dier in the War of 1812. He succeeded John Ladd in 1846, on 
the Ezekiel Follansbee farm on west side of lake. 

CHILD 

#16. Ezekiel, b. Farmington, Me., Apr. 26, 1819. 

(15) John H. Follansbee, b. May 14, 1803, m. Mar. 17, 
1829, Abigail, dau. of Col. Samuel Martin, b. Alexandria, Jan. 

28, 1804 ; d. Hill, Aug. 17, i860, ae. 56-6-19. He d. Hill, Feb. 
19, 1867, ae. 63-9-5. 

CHILDREN 

17. Abbie Hoyt, b. Hill, May 6, 1832 ; m. Mar. 7, 1858, Amos D. Cas- 
well. Lived in Hill till Oct., 1870, when removed to Afton, N. Y., where 
he d. Aug. 1, 1897, ae. 71-7-21. 
#18. Sam, b. H., Mar. 23, 1837. 

19. John Martin, b. H., Sept. 19, 1842 ; d. June 19, 1864, ae. 21-9-0. 

(16) Ezekiel Follansbee, b. Apr. 26, 1819, m. Sept., 1841, 
Sarah M. Howard, dau. of Daniel, b. Manchester, Mar. 18, 1819. 
He res. on the home farm, i846-'74, when he removed to the 
Gustavus Bartlett house on Pleasant street, and here she d. July 
11, 1891, ae. 72-3-23. He d. in the family of his daughter, Apr. 
13, 1898, ae. 78-1 1-17. He was a Democrat, farmer, and dealer 
in furs ; an original character, with little education he was 
shrewd in business, saving, and accumulated a competency. 

children, all born in Bristol 

20. Helen Moore, b. Mar. 15, 1843; d. Sept. 11, 1847, ae. 4-5-26. 

21. James Dallas, b. Jan. 15, 1847; m. (1) Dec. 13, 1882, Etta P., dau. 
of David H. Sleeper. (See.) Divorced. He m. (2) Mrs. Ella J. Loverin. 
He is a fur dealer and speculator. Children : 

a. Emma, b. Bristol, 1884 ; res. in Lowell. 

b. Ada, res. in Lowell, m. 

c. Edgar, b. B., 1896. 

22. George Frank, b. Dec. 30, 1848 ; m. Mary Ann, dau. of Asa Drew 
(See), b. Oct. 31, 1849. For 33 years was an employee and overseer in 
woolen-mill. Since 1898, farmer in Bridgewater. Democrat, Mason. 
Children : 

a. Bert George, b. Bristol, Nov. 2, 1871. 

b. Amy L., b. B., July 2, 1873 ; d. May 4, 1894, ae. 20-10-2. 

c. Sarah M., b. B., Jan. 21, 1875. 

d. Rose E.,b. B., Aug. 8, 1877; m. June 22, 1898, Harry W. T. 
Norris. (See.) 

23. Commodore Perry, b. May 26, 1851. Was for many years meat 
cook at Hotel Bristol. Unm. Democrat. 

24. Martha Etta, b. June 8, 1854 ; m. Charles H. Putney. (See.) 

25. Charles Lane, b. Apr. 8, 1857 ; m Aug. 1, 1886, Dora Maud, dau. 
Sylvester and Anna (Prescott) Bennett (See Prescott Family), b. Nov. 

29, 1867. He was for many years barber in Bristol ; landlord Hotel Bris- 
tol, i898-'99, and at Stafford Springs, Conn. Returned to Bristol, Dec, 
1901 ; barber. Children : 




Sam Foj.i.ansbkk 







Herbert H. Foi.eansbee 



GENEALOGIES — FORREST 1 93 

a. Karl Lawrence, b. Bristol, July 17, 1887. 
6. Edna Pearl, b. B., Jan. 4, 1889. 

c. Lucille, b. B., June 19, 1891. 

d. Ruth, b. B., Oct. 18, 1893. 

e. Errnantrude Clytoria, b. Stafford Springs, Conn., Aug. 20, 
1899. 

/. Reginald Clyde, b. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1901. 

(18) Sam Follansbee, b. Mar. 23, 1837, m. May 20, i860, 
Gemima S., dau. of Huron and Jerusha (Stevens) Williams, 
b. Grafton, June 16, 1840. He was in trade in Danbury. 
Since 1870, has res. in Bristol on Beech street. For many years, 
traveled through New England and New York as optician. Is 
a farmer and has a wide reputation as an auctioneer. Demo- 
crat. 

CHILD 

26. Herbert Huron, b. Grafton, Aug. 26, 1862 ; m. Apr. 20, 1895, Belle 
C, dau. of Alonzo B. Gale (See), b. Oct. 25, 1861. He is a speculator and 
dealer in wool, hides, and furs. A Democrat ; has served one year as 
selectman ; was postmaster, i885-'90, and is a Knight Templar Mason. 
Child : 

a. Reba, b. Bristol, Aug. 1, 1901. 



THE FORREST FAMILY 

1. Charles Forrest, son of Sidney, was b. in Portsmouth, 
Ohio, Apr. 8, 1838. He located in Bristol about 1866, and was 
for a time in company with James T. Sanborn, as carpenter and 
builder. He erected several buildings in town, including Hotel 
Bristol. He m., Jan. 6, 1869, Addie H., dau. of Horace M. 
Emmons. (See.) In 1877, he removed to Lowell, Mass., where 
he was a dealer in lumber, and where he d. Aug. 2, 1891, ae. 
53-3-24. 

CHILDREN 

2. Gertrude Emmons, b. Bristol, Oct. 4, 1869. 

3. Charles Marshall, b. B., Sept. 1, 1873; m. Oct. 12, 1897, Ada 
Ethelyn Buckland, dau. of Gardner, b. Coaticook, P. Q., Oct. 2, 1876 ; 
dealer in lumber, Lowell. Child : 

a. Charles Gardner, b. Lowell, Oct. 8, 1900. 

4. Mabel Flora, b. Bristol, Dec. 25, 1875 ; m. June 26, 1902, Dr. John 
H. Lambert, Lowell. 



THE FOSS FAMILY 

1. Burton Elwin Foss, son of Frank Ehvin and Ella 
(Bingham) Foss, was b. Hill, May 21, 1875. He m., Sept. 3, 
1896, Grace M., dau. of George W. Ballou. (See.) He has 
been, since 1899, salesman in store of Weymouth, Brown & Co. 

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194 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE FOSTER FAMILIES 

i. David Foster, son of David, an early settler in Alexan- 
dria from Maine, was b. Nov. 21, 1781. He m., July 14, 18 13, 
Sarah, dau. of Jonathan Huntington (See), b. Dec. 1, 1792. 
Soon after his m. he succeeded to his father-in-law's farm in the 
Nelson neighborhood. He removed to Alexandria, where he d. 
Dec. 8, 1862, ae. 81-0-17; she d. Boston, Mass., Jan. 18, 1878, 
ae. 85-1-17. 

CHILDREN 

2. Tryphena, b. Bristol, Dec. 5, 1814 ; m. West, and res. Haver- 
hill, Mass., and Providence, R. I. No children. 

3. George W., b. B., Apr. 16, 1816 ; m. June 12, 1844, Martha Wiggin, 
b. Durham, Mar. 24, 1817. He lived on one farm in Lebanon for over 
fifty years, where he d. June 10, 1891, ae. 75-1-24; she d. Lebanon, Aug. 
30, 1893, ae. 76-5-6. Child : 

a. George W., b. Lebanon, June 16, 1855 ; m. Oct. 1, 1863, 
Pauline B. Daniels. Farmer in Lebanon. 

4. James C, b. Bristol, Mar. 7, 1818; m. Almira Boothby, of Booth- 
bay, Me. He went to Boston, in 1846, and engaged in teaming. Served 
on the Boston Watch and, in 1854, was appointed on the police force ; 
retired Oct. 31, 1885. He d. at Mass. General Hospital, Nov. 1, 1886, 
ae. 68-7-24. Children : 

a. Fanny, d. at age of 35. b. Minnie, d. at age of 26. 

5. Joshua, b. B., Jan. 8, 1820; m. Oct. 13, 1842, Eliza Sage, dau. 
Henry Tilton, b. Alexandria, Jan., 1821. A farmer in Bridgewater till 
185 1, when he went to Boston ; served on the police force till 1881, when 
retired. His last days were passed on a farm in South Alexandria, where 
he d. Oct. 25, 1882, ae. 62-9-17. She d. same place, May 24, 1894, ae. 
73-2-11. Children: 

a. Warren Francis, b. Bridgewater, Sept. 11, 1843; m - Maria 
Ann Kimball, dau. of Samuel, b. Hillsboro, Jan., 1842, and d. 
Winchester, Mass., May 19, 1883, ae. 41-4-. He m. (2) Sept. 8, 
1885, Adelia Weeks, dau. of Washington, b. Jefferson, Me., June 1, 
1848. A grocer in Winchester. 

b. Cordelia V., b. Bridgewater, May 21, 1845; d. Dec. 10 (1), 
1850, ae. 5-6-19. 

c. Charles H. S., b. Boston, Dec. 11, 1854; m. June 14, 1876, 
Florence W. Lawton. Res. Somerville, Mass. 

d. Maretta (adopted), b. Sept. 9, 1850 ; m. Farland. Res. 

Maiden, Mass. 

6. Daniel, b. Bristol, May 15, 1823 ; d. young. 

7. Solomon S., b. B., Apr. 23, 1825 ; m. Aug. 9, 1842, Susan C, dau. 
John Pattee, b. Alexandria, 1823, d. Boston, Mar. 16, 1876, ae. 53. He 
was appointed on Boston Watch, 1849, and later, on the police force. At 
the time of death was sergeant and had been on duty at the city hall 
since 1878. He d. Boston, Feb. 14, 1882, ae. 56-9-21. Children : 

a. Ira C, b. Alexandria, Dec. 6, 1843 ; a captain on Boston police. 

b. Frank M., b. Bristol, Nov. 15, 1846; in wholesale provision 
business, Boston. 

c. Helen M., b. Boston, May 20, 1852 ; m. Joseph S. Parker, 
Boston. 

8. David M., b. Alexandria, Feb. 3, 1827; m. Aug. 27, 1847, Lucretia 
Simonds, b. Alexandria, Dec. 26, 1829, and d. Plympton, Mass., Jan. 22, 



GENEALOGIES — FOSTER 1 95 

1892, ae. 62-0-26. He d. South Boston, Sept. 29, 1881, ae. 54-7-26; was a 
member of the Boston police force 27 years. Seven children. 

9. Sarah, b. A., Jan. 10, 1829; m. Mar. 13, 1855, George Lafayette 
Wilson, b. Hudson, Nov. 6, 1831. They res. Minneapolis, Minn. Two 
children. 

10. Laura C, b. A., Mar. 29, 1831 ; m. Feb. 12, 1853, Joseph Verrill. 
He d. Lebanon, Minn., Mar. 31, 1865. She m. (2) Feb. 19, 1867, James 
Beatty Gilman. Res. S. E. Minneapolis, Minn. 

11. Celestia, b. Alexandria, June 13, 1833 ; d. July 31, 1851, ae. 18- 
0-18 ; unm. 



i. Wilson Foster is the son of Joseph, one of the first set- 
tlers on Foster hill, in Alexandria, and Tryphena (Cawley) Fos- 
ter. Wilson Foster was b. in Alexandria, Aug. 2, 1822. He 
m., Oct. 3, 1849, Harriet A., dau. of Alfred Kelley. He res. 
12 years on the Calvin H. Martin farm in South Alexandria; 
since then on the farm originally settled by Cutting Favor, in 
Hill. A prosperous farmer, Odd Fellow. 

children 

2. Ann M., b. Bristol, Nov. 4, 1851 ; m. Clarence N. Merrill. (See.) 

3. Harriet Emma, b. B., Mar. 1, 1853 ; m. George W. Ballou. (See.) 

4. Ellen F., b. B., Nov. 5, 1856; m. Errol W. Morse, May II, 1884; 
res. Concord, Mass. 

5. Frank W., b. B., Sept. 20, 1858 ; m. Cora Bell Call, of Franklin, 
Oct. 29, 1882. Res. home farm. 

6. Hadley J., b. Hill, July 6, 1864; m. Annie Little, of Hill, Sept., 
1888. Res. Hill. 



i. Edwin Scott Foster, M.D., is the son of Jeremiah and 
Adaline (Rice) Foster. He was b. Henniker, Mar. 22, 1845, 
and m., Sept. 20, 1868, Elvira Webster, dau. of Col. Walter 
Favor. (See.) She was a member of the Congregational church 
and a leading soprano singer in the choir. He located in Bris- 
tol in 1S65 ; was clerk in Marshall W. White's drug store two 
years, in drug store of C. M. Cilley & Co. one year, and suc- 
ceeded this firm in 1868, continuing the business till April, 
1873. Republican ; represented Bristol in the legislatures of 
1876 and '77. Read law in the office of George A. Emerson, 
1 877-' 79 ; in the drug business at Haverhill, Mass., seven years 
from Dec, 1879. Graduated, M.D., from College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York city, in 1887 ; took course in Post 
Graduate College and Hospital, New York city. Is a physician 
at 120 Tremont street, Boston, Mass., making diseases of the 
eye a specialty. Res. Hyde Park, Mass. No children. 



1. James Rice Foster, son of James Newton and Sarah 
Ella (Rice) Foster, was b. Wentworth, Nov. 29, 1851 ; m. Nov. 
23, 1871, Ellen Cordelia, dau. of Ezra W. and Mary M. (Weeks) 



196 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Cleasby, b. Warren, Oct. 18, 1854. Came to Bristol from Ver- 
mont, 1888 ; farmer at Profile Falls. Affiliates with a sect called 
the First Fruit Harvesters and occasionally preaches. 

CHILDREN 

2. Guy Owen, b. Groton, Aug. 19, 1872 ; m. Aug. 19, 1896, Mary, dau. 
Ephraim S. Drake. Res. Rumney. 

3. Virgil Henry, b. G., Sept. 24, 1874, unm. 

4. Ivie Viena, b. Piermont, Jan. 17, 1880. 

5. Nellie Grace, b. P., Sept. 25, 1881 ; d. Wentworth, Oct. 14, 1884, 
ae. 3-0-19. 

THE FOWLER FAMILIES 

1. Joseph Fowler, the son of David and Susan (Piper) 
Fowler, was b. in Hopkinton. He m. (published Dec. 21, 
1806), Nancy Robinson Leavitt, dau. of Jonathan, of Meredith, 
who served in the Revolutionary war as private, lieutenant, and 
captain. Joseph was a harness-maker and learned his trade of 
John Nash, in New Hampton. He was in Bristol as early as 
1808, and resided in the residence on Summer street now owned 
by Rev. David Calley. His shop was a small building close to 
Central Square bridge, where is still a harness shop. He was 
in Bristol as late as 1825. Removed to Andover. Were early 
Methodists. He d. in Lowell, Mass. ; she in West Boxford, 
Mass., at the age of 91 years. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#2. Oscar Fitzalen, b. Sept. 3, 1808. 
3. Amanda M. F., m. (1) Capt. Davis; (2) Edwin Adams, Boxford, 
Mass. ; d. 1888 (?). 

*4- Worthen Jonathan, b. 1817. 

5. Nancy Leavitt, m. Moses Kelley, of Bristol, and d. DeWitt, Mich., 
1877. No children. 

6. Joseph Mortimer, b. Sept. 30, 1824 (6) ; d. Madison, Wis., May 
13, 1888. He m. Charity Lincoln Winslow, who d. Lowell, Mass., 1865. 
He m. (2) Apr. 22, 1868, Martha M. Daun, b. in Kent, Eng. He went to 
Madison, Wis., in 1865. She res. in Madison. Children : 

a. Harry Mortimer, b. Nov. 9, 1850; d. Aug. 23, 1854, ae. 3-9-14. 

b. Frank Alexander, b. Jan. 27, 1856 ; d. Oct. 9, 1857, ae. 1-8-12. 

c. Joseph Haydn, b. Dec. 19, 1869 ; res. Chicago, 111. 

d. Maud Mary, b. Apr. 10, 1872; d. Oct. 16, 1872. 

e. Maria Louise, b. Nov. 12, 1873. Res. Madison, Wis. 

7. Caroline Matilda Thayer, m. 1848, in Andover, John B. Norton, a 
native of Georgia. Children : 

a. Claude Richard, b. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 23, 1851 ; a practicing 
physician in Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Constanza L. Partz. Children : 
(1) Ray, b. Dec. 12, 1880. (2) Elsa, b. June 4, 1884. 

b. John Jacob, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1854. 

c. Carrie Fowler, b. Madison, Wis., 1856; m. 1877, Dr. Charles 
H. Hall, Madison. 

d. David Atwood, b. M., Feb. 23, 1869 ; was a D.D.S. ; d. Aug. 
20, 1892, in Philadelphia, ae. 23-5-27. 




Hon. Oscar F. Fowler 



GENEALOGIES — FOWLER 197 

(2) Col. Oscar F. Fowler, b. Sept. 3, 1808, m. July, 1832, 
Abigail, dau. of James and Ruth Smith, of Bath. She d. Bris- 
tol, June 1, 1833, ae. 27, and he m. Sept., 1834, Louisa M., 
dau. of Thomas Waterman, b. Lebanon, Feb. 3, 1808. He 
removed to Andover with his father but returned to Bristol when 
18 years of age, and was a harness-maker for many years where 
his father was in business before him. His fame as an auction- 
eer extended beyond the borders of the state. He was a gentle- 
man of the old school and was a prominent figure at any 
gathering, was always a leader in any public enterprise. He 
was lieut. -colonel of the 34th regiment; was postmaster 17 
years, and served as associate justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas ; was prominent in the councils of the Democratic party. 
Both Col. and Mrs. Fowler were active workers and chief 
burden bearers of the Methodist church. Their home was 
always open for the itenerant preachers, and their kitchen was a 
vestry for social meetings. In the early months of 1874, both 
were stricken with paralysis, and a year later went to Plymouth 
and made their home in the family of their daughter, Mrs. John 
Mason. He d. suddenly while on a visit in Bristol, Aug. 6, 
1876, ae. 67-1 1-3 ; she d. Plymouth, Sept. 2, 1878, ae. 70-6-29. 

children, all born Bristol 

8. Abby Smith, b. Aug. 12, 1835 ; rn. Jan. 1, 1856, Tristram Rogers, 
M.D. He has been a practicing physician in Plymouth, where they 
still reside. Children : 

a. Oscar Fowler, b. New Hampton, Oct. 27, 1856 ; d. Dec. 10, 
1857, ae. 1-1-13. 

b. Hattie Waterman, b. N. H., Mar. 27, 1859 ; d. Mar. 2, i88r, 
ae. 21-11-5. 

9. Harriet Waterman, b. Oct. 25, 1837 ; m. May 5, 1858, Prof. Henry 
Lummis. He is a prominent educator. Taught in the Lynn (Mass.) High 
school ; for five years principal of Tilton Seminary ; taught two years at 
Lasell Seminary, Auburndale, Mass., and since 1886, has been a professor 
in Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. She d. Apr. 27, 1861, ae. 23-6-2. 
Children : 

a. Charles Fletcher, b. Lynn, Mass., Mar. 1, 1859 ; m. Dorothy 
Rhoades, at Chilocothe, Ohio, in 1879. Is an author of national 
fame. (See chapter under Literature.) He now res. Los Angeles, 
Cal. 

b. Louise Elma, b. L., Dec. 15, i860. Made her home with 
Mrs. John Mason, Plymouth. A teacher in Tilton Seminary. 

10. Susan Waterman, b. Dec. 9, 1839; m. John Mason. (See.) 

11. George Storrs, b. Oct. 11, 1843. In Mar., 1864, located at Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Dec. 31, 1867, he m. Esther Louise, dau. Joseph Starr 
and Haddassah (McCullough) Updegraff, b. May 2, 1844, in Sidney, 
Ohio. He was in the clothing business at Fort Wayne, where he res. 
Now traveling salesman. Children : 

a. Flay Russell, b. Fort Wayne, Jan. 25. 1869; m. June 20, 1889, 
Peter Edger Pickard, Fort Wayne. Children: (1) Louise Cather- 
ine, b. F. W., May 2, 1890. (2) Margery Esther, b. F. W., 
Feb. 28, 1893. 

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198 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

b. Harriette Waterman, b. F. W., June 17, 1874. 

c Clara, b. F. W., Jan. 25, 1883 ; d. Dec. 29, 1884, ae. 1-11-4. 
12. Rev. Charles J., b. Feb. 6, 1845; m. Feb. 12, 1874, Emily Pea- 
vey, dau. Hon. John G. and Tamar (Clark) Sinclair, b. Bethlehem, 
Aug. 20, 185 1. He is a member of the N. H. Methodist conference and a 
successful evangelist. He was licensed to preach by the Bristol church 
in 1871 ; labored as an evangelist, i872-'83 ; admitted to N. H. Confer- 
ence, 1883, and ordained elder by Bishop Simpson at Concord, Apr. 15, 
1883; served as pastor at Exeter, 1883; Grace church, Haverhill, Mass., 
i884-'86 ; Great Falls, 1887, and since 1888, has been engaged in evangel- 
istic work. He has labored in many of the large cities from Maine to 
California with remarkable success, the converts being numbered by the 
thousands. He is the author of a book — Back to Pentecost, published in 
1901. Since 1901, he has been editor of the Christian Witness published 
at Boston, Mass., while continuing his evangelistic work. He res. in 
Haverhill, Mass. Children : 

a. Martha Sinclair, b. Manchester, Oct., 1874; m. Oct. 6, 1898, 
Andrew S. Woods, of Bath. Child : Margaret Louise, b. Dec. 
27, 1900. 

b. Oscar Sinclair, b. Bethlehem, Aug., 1877; d. Sept. 1877. 

c. Louise Waterman, b. B., Feb., 1880; m. Edward Howard 
Allen, Walpole, Mass., Oct. 6, 1901. 

d. Harriet Rogers, b. B., Apr., 1883. 

(4) Worthen J. Fowler, b. 1817, m. Elizabeth 



Haverhill, Mass., about 1818. She d. Worcester, Mass., 1864; 
he d. Tilsonburg, Ontario, Canada, 1881, ae. 64. 

CHILDREN 

13. Alonzo Constantine, b. Lowell, Mass., Jan., 1837; d. Tewksbury, 
Mass., 1862, ae. 25. 

14. Frederick Augustus, b. L., 1839; d. Lowell, Mass., 1847, ae - 8 
years. 

15. Thadeus Mortimer, b. L., Dec. 21, 1842; m. Mar. 22, 1875, Libbie 
A. Daun, b. England, Mar. 15, 1851. Served in 21st Regt. N. Y. Vol. 
Infty., Civil war. Was wounded at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1861. Res. 
Morrisville, Pa. Children : 

a. Carrie Mabel, b. Madison, Wis., May 26, 1878. 

b. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. Asbury Park, N. J., Nov. 11, 1881. 

c. Mattie Sadie, b. Lewisburg, Pa., Jan. 3, 1884. 

d. Thaddeus Bertrand, b. Morrisville, Pa., Apr. 28, 188-. 

e. Clarence Paul, b. M., June 15, 1888. 

16. Gustavus Adolphus, b. L., 1844; d. 1847, ae - 3- 



i. David Fowler, son of Abner, was b. Sanbornton, June 
24, 1783. He m. June 16, 1803, Deborah Blake, b. New Hamp- 
ton, Jan. 4, 1785. He was a soldier in the War of 181 2 ; went 
from Sanbornton to Hebron and, about 1846, succeeded his son, 
Blake, in the lumber business at North Bristol, where he 
operated a saw-mill. From North Bristol, he removed to Alex- 
andria. He d. Sept. 14, 1866, ae. 83-2-20 ; she d. Sept. 5, 1871, 
ae. 86-8-1 . 

CHILDREN 

#2. Blake, b. Sanbornton, July 29, 1804. 
3. Betsey, b. S., July 17, 1806 ; d. 1810, ae. 4 years. 




Rev. Charles T. Fowler 



GENEALOGIES — FOWLER 199 

4. Abner, b. S., Jan. ir, 1809; m. Hannah Sanborn, Alexandria, and 
d. in Minnesota, Mar., i860; he d. Minn., Oct. 16, 1862, ae. 53-9-5- They 
had 12 or 13 children. 

5. Joseph, b. S., Oct. 2, 1811 ; d. Jan. 2, 1812. 

6. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1812 ; m. Hiram Taylor, Oct., 1835, and d. in 
Warren, Apr. 27, 1874, ae. 61-5-12. Three children. 

7. Deborah Jane, b. Hebron, May 7, 1815 ; m. Rev. Ashley C. Dut- 
ton, a Methodist clergyman, and d. Jan. 30, 1869, ae. 53-8-23. He d. 
Vineland, N. J., Dec. 16, 1897. Two children. 

8. Thomas Lord, b. Hebron, Oct. 10, 1823 ; m. Aug. 20, 1844, Mary 
Hazelton, who d. Jan. 16, 1848. He m. May 10, 1848, Nancy M. Giles, 
who d. 1895, and he m. (3) Mrs. Esther Prince. He was a Methodist 
clergyman. Died at Westport, July 12, 1898, ae. 74-9-2. 

(2) Capt. Blake Fowler, b. July 29, 1804, m. Mar. 4, 
1824, Ruth, dau. of Daniel Sleeper (See), b. Feb. 10, 1797. 
Farmer in Bridgewater ; in 1835, was operating a saw-mill at 
No. Bristol ; farmer in what is now Adamsville, on the Bristol 
side of the town line. He recruited 71 men for the Union army 
in Aug., 1862, and was made captain of Co. C, 12th Regt., and 
served till May 16, 1863. (See Roll of Honor.) After the war 
he lived in the residence next south of the Post-office block and 
there he d. Apr. 28, 1884, ae. 79-8-29. Mrs. Fowler d. Oct. 4, 
1889, ae. 92-7-24. Republican, Odd Fellow. 

CHILDREN 

^9. Hadley Bradley, b. Bridgewater, Mar. 20, 1825. 

10. David Sleeper, b. B., Nov. 21, 1827, m. Nov. 25, 1870, Mrs. Mary 
J. (Sanborn) Eaton, widow of Ebenezer Eaton (See), and dau. of Capt. 
Moses Sanborn. (See.) She was b. Apr. 1, 1821, and d. July 26, 1887, 
ae. 66-3-25. He m. Sept. 4, 1891, Anna A., dau. Charles H. Spencer. 
(See.) He was a druggist in Bristol village for 36 years till his death, 
Oct. 28, 1894. His age was 66-1 1-7. No children. She m. (2) George 
C. Currier. (See.) 

11. Hial Lee, b. Alexandria, Nov. 14, 1829; d. in California in 1849. 

(9) Hadley B. Fowler, M.D., b. Mar. 20, 1825, m. Nov. 
25, 1847, Caroline L. Smith, of Nashua, who d. Apr. 17, 1875. 
He m. Feb. 19, 1884, Sarah Locke, dau. of Orrin. (See.) He 
located in Bristol in 1854, coming from Alexandria. He was a 
distinguished physician and surgeon (See Physicians); served in 
the Civil war as surgeon of 12th Regt., N. H. Vols., and had 
charge of hospital at Point of Rocks, Va., for the army of the 
James, containing 3,500 beds. (See Roll of Honor.) In politics 
he affiliated with the Democrats and was the Democratic nominee 
one year for railroad commissioner. He served two years as 
town clerk and six years on the board of education. He was a 
man of marked individuality, prominent in society and in Odd 
Fellow circles. He d. in Bristol, Jan. 13, 1893, ae. 67-9-23. 

CHILDREN 

12. George Henry, b. Mar. 5, 1849; m. Apr. 24, 1870, Orra Ann, dau. 
Samuel H. Rollins. (See.) She d. Oct. 26, 1896, ae 51-2-26, and he m. 



200 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

July 20, 1897, Lauretta D., widow of Elmer V. Pike and dau. Winthrop 
R. Fellows. (See.) He first engaged in the drug business in Bristol in 
1869, and with the exception of a brief time in New Hampton and 
Plymouth, has continued the business in Bristol village till now and for 
several years past has had two stores, one on the east side and one on the 
west side of Central square. He is an Odd Fellow and a member of the 
Knights of Pythias. Children : 

a. George E., b. Bristol, Nov. 14, 1876; m. Apr. 28, 1897, Amelia 
M. Johnson, dau. of Oliver. He is a druggist's clerk. Children : 
(1) Margaret Ora, b. Bristol, June 24, 1899. (2) Caroline Amelia, 
b. Feb. 6, 1901. 

b. Caroline Phoebe, adopted. (Dau. of Charles E. Fowler.) 

14. Charles Edwin, b. Mar. 18, 1850; m. Mar. 22, 1873, Abbie Louise, 
dau. David P. Prescott. (See.) She d. Bristol, Sept. 27, 1875, ae. 21- 
11-17. He m., Jan. 18, 1879, Ella M. Blaisdell, dau. of Pettingill. 
She d. in Franklin, Apr. 19, i88r, ae. 30-8-. He m., Jan. 28, 1884, Addie 
C, dau. of B. Frank Brown. He was a dentist at Bristol, Franklin, and 
Concord, and a farmer at Lancaster. He d. at Concord, June 20, 1889, ae. 
39-3-2- 

a. Nina Abbie, b. Bristol, and d. Sept. 22, 1878, ae. 3 years ; fell 
into a pail of scalding water. 

b. Frank Hadley, b. Concord, Oct. 21, 1885. 

c. Edgar Omera, b. Lancaster, Sept. 15, 1886. 

d. Caroline Phoebe, b. L-, Sept. 18, 1888. 

15. Edgar Omera, M.D., b. May 7, 1853; m. May 16, 1876, Addie 
J., dau. of Otis K. Bucklin. (See.) He graduated at the New Hampton 
Literary Institution in 1869 ; took a medical course at Hanover in 1870 ; 
at Bellevue, New York city, in 1872-' 73, and graduated from Dartmouth 
Medical College in 1873. He settled in Danvers, Mass., in 1874, and 
acquired a large practice. He was of pleasing address, very popular with 
all classes, and gave promise of a long life of great usefulness. He 
dropped dead in a ballroom from heart disease, May 1, 1884, only three 
days after the death of his grandfather, aged 30-11-24. The remains 
were interred at Bristol. Masonic services were held at the Methodist 
church on Sunday following, and were attended by a large concourse 
of people, including 175, who came by special train from Danvers. Mrs. 
Fowler m. George H. Galley, M.D. (See.) Children: 

a. Maria Belle, b. June 21, 1882 ; d. Sept. 16, 1882. 

b. Edgar Maude, b. Aug. 28, 1883. She graduated at Tilton 
Seminary in June, 1900 ; and at the Greeley School of Elocution 
and Dramatic Art, Boston, in 1903. Is an elocutionist. 



I. Abner Fowler, son of Abraham, was b. Hill, Mar. 7, 
1827. (Abraham was a brother of David above, b. 1783.) He 
m., Dec. 3, 1850, Hannah Favor Dolloff, dau. of Levi L,. (See), 
b. Jan. 6, 1831. He was a farmer in Bristol from about 1867, 
and resided on the silver mine farm at No. Bristol, and later in 
the village, where he d. Mar. 31, 1889, ae. 62-0-24. Republi- 
can, and an official member of the Methodist church. No 
children. Gave a home to a nephew, Ansel G. Dolloff, son of 
Gilbert B. She d. Bristol, Mar. 9, 1902, ae. 71-2-3. 

Edgar H. Fowler, son of Handel L. and Elizabeth Kimball, d. Feb. 
5, 1888, in family of Abner, ae. 14-9-20. 







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George h. Fowler 



GENEALOGIES — FRENCH 201 

THE FRENCH FAMILY 

i. Orlando Brooks French, son of Samuel and Anna P. 
(Stevens) French, was b. in Rumney, July 3, 1850. He m., 
Feb. 15, 1879, Sarah Evangeline, dau. of Rev. Thomas and 
Sarah A. (Clark) Wyatt, b. Rumney, Sept. 30, 1853. After 
five or six years in the tin and stove business in Rumney, he 
came to Bristol in April, 1885, and continued this business here 
till his death, Oct. 9, 1902. His age was 52-3-6. Mason, Odd 
Fellow, Congregationalist, Republican. Represented Bristol. in 
legislature of 1899. No children. 

THE FULLER FAMILIES 

1 . Chase Fuller was a settler in that part of New Chester, 
now Bristol, as early as August, 1771. At that time he had a 
cabin just east of the Heath burying-ground, though probably 
as a young man clearing the land for a home. His wife's name 
was Lora. In this humble home Chase Fuller and his wife were 
living with one child when the Revolutionary war commenced. 
In July, 1776, he first entered the army, leaving his wife and 
child in the wilderness. Soon after, his wife started on horse- 
back for her old home in Sandown, carrying her two-year-old 
child in her arms. On reaching Pembroke she gave birth to her 
second child. The length of his first enlistment is not known, 
but the family were back to their home here in Feb., 1778, at 
which time he again enlisted for the expedition against Canada. 
After the war he resided at what is now known as Moore's 
Mills, his cabin being nearly opposite the site of the saw-mill. 

children 

2. Hannah, b. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1774; m. Shute, and removed to 

Littleton. 

3. Mary Connor, b. Pembroke, July 3, 1776 ; m. Samuel Clifford. He 
d. New Hampton, Sept. 24, 1841 ; she d. Bridgewater, May 17, 1845, ae - 
68-10-14. Four children. 

4. Anna, b. Bristol, Jan. 13, 1778. Never m. ; d. in Littleton. 

5. Joseph, b. B., June 14, 1779. 

6. Peter, b. B., Oct. 18, 1782. Went to Littleton in 1805; brick- 
maker. Nine children. 

7. Thomas, b. B., May 13, 1787, removed to Littleton 1812, where he 
d., Mar. 11, 1878, ae. 90-9-28. Brickmaker ; m. Jan. 15, 1809, Mary, dau. 
Sanborn Clay, who d. Jan. 19, 1829. He m. (2) Sept. 10, 1829, Lydia, 
dau. Sanborn Clay, b. July 15, 1793; d. Dalton, Apr. 10, 1881, ae. 87-8-25. 
Children, all b. in Littleton : 

a. Luther W., b. Oct. 14, 1810; d. Dec. 15, 1840, ae. 30-2-r. 

b. Edward R., b. Aug. 7, 1812. c. Chase C, b. Nov. 2, 1814. 

d. Robie C, b. Sept. 2, 1817 ; d. May 15, 1875, ae. 57-8-13. 

e. Loviua A., b. Mar. 2, 1820; d. Feb. 31, 1855, ae. 34-11-29, at 
Salem, Vt. 

/. Mary G., b. May 2, 1823. g. Mary Jane, b. May, 1830. 



202 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

h. George Washington, b. Oct. 23, 1832 , m. Sept. 19, 1852, Lucy 
Ann Fisk. Res. Littleton. 
t - i. Annie Jane, b. Sept. 26, 1838. 

8. Dolly, b. Bristol, July 14, 1789. 

9. Chase, b. B., Oct. 15, 1792 ; m. Hannah Worthen. They res. 

Bridgewater, where she d. He removed to Danville, and m. (2) 

Bartlett. Children : 

a. Eliza, m. David Sargent. Five children. 

b. Worthen, m. (1) Mary Sawyer, Danville; (2) Sanborn. 

c. Harriet, in. Meservey. 

10. Reuben, b. Bristol, Mar. 9, 1795 ; d. young. 

11. Hulda, b. B. ; m. Heath, and removed to Littleton. 



i . Josiah Fuller came from Sandown and settled on south 
slope of Bristol Peak, in 18 12. Later, he removed to the east 
shore of Newfound lake, near foot, to what was afterwards known 
as the Clark Fuller farm. His first house on this farm was 
between the shore and the highway. He m. Abigail Locke, 
dau. of Levi, and sister of Benjamin, b. in Sandown. He d. 
about 1843. He was a tailor. 

children 

2. Polly, b. Mar. 21, 1791 ; m. Smith, and removed to Boston. 

3. Levi, b. Jan. 6, 1893 ; removed to Exeter when young, m. and d. 
there. 

4. Rachel, b. Mar. 10, 1795; m. Nathan Tirrell. (See.) 

5. Josiah, b. 1802 ; d. Mar. 2, 1849, ae. 47. He m. Pike, of San- 

bornton. Children: 

a. Merrill. 

b. Julia, b. Bristol, Aug. 5, 1831 ; m. Amasa Drew. (See.) 

6. Clark, m. Comfort Moses, of Bridgewater. He d. May 4, 1875, in 
Bristol, ae. 67 ; she d. Bristol, Apr. 27, 1875, ae. 77. He succeeded his 
father on the farm. 

7. Abigail, m. Robert Emmons. (See.) 

8. Russell, d. at about 14. 9. Dorothy, d. unm. ; insane. 



Thomas Fuller served several terms in the Revolutionary 
war from Sandown. He enlisted as early as June 12, 1775, in 
Capt. Philip Tilton's company, Col. Enoch Poor's regiment. 
In 1776, he was in Capt. David Quimby's company, Col. Joshua 
Wingate's regiment. In 1777, he enlisted for three years. He 
was in the service as late as 1782. He was a brother of Chase 
Fuller, above. He came to Bristol soon after the war, and in 
keeping with the customs of the times, was warned out of town 
for fear he might become a public charge. He lived on the old 
road on the south side of New Chester mountain. He was 
familiarly known as "Maj." Fuller. He was a peddler and had 
a pension. His wife, Sarah, was a great weaver. In 1854, the 
town, after much opposition on account of the intemperate 
habits of the old veteran, erected a tablet at their graves in the 



GENEALOGIES — GAGE 203 

Sleeper graveyard on New Chester mountain on which is the 
following inscription : 

Thomas D. Fuller, 

A soldier of the Revolution, died Nov. 25, 1819, ae. 73. 

His widow, Sarah, died Dec. 13, 1824, ae. 102. 

Erected by the town of Bristol. 

THE GAGE FAMILY 

1. Joseph Gage, son of John, was b. in Manchester, June 
7, 1868. He m. Feb. 14, 1893, Alice, dau. of Joseph Decato 
(See), b. Canaan, Feb. 14, 1874. Res. in Bristol since 1888 ; a 
workman in paper-mill for 13 years. 

child 

2. Earl Joseph, b. Bristol, Aug. 18, 1900. 

THE GALE FAMILIES 

1. Stephen Gale, m. (Published Oct. 18, 1797) Margaret, 
dau. of Maj. Theophilus Sanborn (See), b. Sept. 30, 1779. 
He was a farmer in Alexandria and d. about 1836 ; she d. Apr., 
1855, ae. 75-7- 

CHILDREN 

#2. Sanborn, b. May 19, 1799. 

3. Polly, b. Sept. 22, 1800 ; m. May 27, 1819, Nathaniel Woodbury, 
b. May 4, 1792, d. Nov. 1, 1878, ae. 86-6-27; she d. Jan. 31, 1839, ae. 38- 
7-27. Ten children. 

4. Margaret, b. Oct. 20, 1801 ; d. young. 

5. Stephen, b. June 24, 1803, m. Phebe Ingalls, dau. of Lieut. 
Gilman (See), b. Feb. 8, 1806. Lived and d. in Natick, Mass. Eight 
children. 

6. Ruth, b. Mar. 2, 1805 ; d. young. 

7. Hannah, b. Mar. 28, 1806 ; m. Franklin Keezer, Woodsville. 
Three children. 

8. Hiram, b. May 27, 1808; m. Elvira Simonds. Nine children. 

9. Theophilus, b. Sept. 6, 1809, m. Mary Chase. Nine children. 

10. Nancy, b. Jan. 10, 1811 ; m. Calvin Colby. Two children. 

11. Luke, b. Apr. 2, 1812 ; m. Louisa A. Perkins, Nov. 19, 1840. She 
d. Sept. 4, 1886; he d. Oct. 19, 1888, ae. 76-6-17. Six children. 

12. Lavinia, b. Dec. 25, 1813 ; m. (1) Bradford Bullock; (2) Elisha 
Bullock. Nine children. 

13. Durinda, b. Apr. 5, 1815 ; d. ae. about 20. 

14. Sally, b. Sept. 28, 1818 ; m. David Haines. Two children. 

15. Frank, b. Nov. 26, 1819; m. (1) Abigail Carleton; (2) Susannah. 
Nine children. 

16. Hezekiah Davis, b. Feb. 28, 1823; m. June 18, 1844, Sarah, dau. 
Samuel Cole, b. Feb. 9, 1824. He d. May 29, 1877, ae. 54-2-1. Five 
children. 

(2) Sanborn Gale, b. May 19, 1799, m. Nancy, dau. of 
Col. Samuel Sleeper (See), b. Nov. 30, 1800, and d. Bristol, 



204 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Dec. i, 1877, ae. 77-0-1. He was a farmer on Hemp hill. He 
was killed June 20, 1S62, by a flying piece of rock while witness- 
ing a blast in the construction of Sugar Loaf road, ae. 63-1-1. 

CHILDREN, all born Bristol 

•£17. John Sleeper, b. Sept. 8, 1826. 

18. Solon, b. Feb. 8, 1829 ; d. Aug. 30, 1834, ae. 5-6-24. 

19. Miles E., b. July 10, 1832; d. of smallpox, Dec. 21, 1849, ae. 
1 7-5-1 1. 

20. Emily Lucretia, b. Apr. 9, 1837 ; m. Mar. 8, 1857, Paschal D. 
Fitts, of West Upton, Mass. He d. June 16. 1877. Children : 

a. Emma Estella, b. Bristol, Nov. 26, 1857. 

b. Addie Etola, b. B., Aug. 31, 1859; d. Nov. 20, 1871, ae. 
12-2-19. 

c. Lillian Gale, b. B., May 28, 1861. 

d. Annie Lois, b. Manchester, Oct. 17, 1864; m. Oct. 28, 1887, 
Walter E. Sadler. 

e. Camillo Urso, b. East Douglas, Mass., June 8, 1874. 
/. Charles Henry, b. E. D., Nov. 7, 1875. 

*2i. Charles G. Atherton, b. May 18, 1840. 

(17) John S. Gale, b. Sept. 8, 1826, m. Apr. 7, 1846, 
Isabella J., dau. Daniel and Martha (Brown) Simonds, b. Alex- 
andria, Mar. 13, 1824, d. Dec. 29, 1893, in Bristol, while visit- 
ing her sister, Mrs. Solon Dolloff, ae. 69-9-16. Blacksmith; 
d. Jan. 23, 1866, ae. 39-4-15. 

CHILDREN 

22. Emma J., b. Bristol, Oct. — , 1856; d. Apr. 7, 1857. 

23. John Sanborn, b. B., July 12, 1858; m. Nov. 23, 1886, Eva J. 
Jacobs, Manchester. Res. Boston, Mass. 

(21) Charles G. A. Gale. b. May 18, 1840, m. Nov. 27, 
1862, Addie A., dau. of Samuel T. W. Sleeper (See), b. Aug. 
20, 1 84 1. He succeeded his father on the home farm. Demo- 
crat. She d. Dec. 15, 1901, ae. 60-3-25. 

CHILDREN 

24. Burt Sleeper, b. Bristol, Dec. 4, 1863 ; m. June 27, 1888, Hattie 
Nellie, dau. of Ethan F. and Laura (Hastings) Stickney, b. Lyman, July 
12, 1862. Mason. Children : 

a. Pauline Stickney, b. Manchester, Dec. 3, 1890 ; d. Mar. 19, 
1899, ae. 8-3-16. 

b. Waldo Wilbur, b. M., July 11, 1893. 

25. Wilbur Fisk, b. B., Feb. 9, 1865; res. at parental home, unm. 
Democrat. Mason. 



i. Pattee Gale, son of Jacob, was b. in Alexandria. He 
m. Dydia Ingalls, dau. of Gilman. (See.) He was for 28 
years driver of the stage from Bristol to Alexandria. He res, 
in Alexandria where he d. in 188 1 ; she d. in Bristol, Dec. 24, 
1884, ae. 80-1 1-0. Of their twelve children, three settled in 
Bristol : 




Christophkr C. Gardner 




Joskph G. Gardner, A. M., hh. B. 



GENEALOGIES — GARDNER 205 

#2. Alonzo Bowman, b. Alexandria, Oct. 21, 1836. 

3. Mary Jane, b. A., Aug. 24, 1841 ; m. Stephen F. Sanborn. (See.) 

4. Abbie Frances, b. A., July 10, 1844 ; m. Alvah Grey. (See.) 

(2) Alonzo B. Gale, b. Oct. 21, 1836, m. June 19, 1858, 
Harriet Jane, dau. of Daniel F. Wells. (See.) He has been a 
shoemaker and laborer in Goffstown, Manchester, and since 
1870 in Bristol. Was for some years leader of choir at Free 
Baptist church. 

CHILDREN 

5. Nellie Augusta, b. Goffstown, Nov. 6, 1858 ; m. May 25, 1892, 
John O'Neil, of Plymouth, Mass. He d. Boston, Mass., July 14, 1899. 
She res. Bristol. 

6. Belle Cora, b. Manchester, Oct. 25, 1861 ; m. Herbert H. Follans- 
bee. (See.) 

7. Minnie Emma, b. M., Feb. 20, 1866. TJnm. Res. Pittsfield. 

THE GARDNER FAMILY 

1. Thomas Gardner, the first of the name in America, 
came from Dorsetshire, England, where the name had flourished 
for more than three hundred years. He settled in Gloucester, 
Mass., where he was overseer of the plantation. In 1626, he 
removed to Newbury and Salem, Mass., where some of his 
descendants still live. Of his children one was 

2. Thomas, b. England, 1592. He probably came to 
America with his father. He was a prominent merchant in 
Salem, and, in 1637, was a member of the general court. He m. 
Damaris Sha'ttuck. They were the parents of 

3. Samuel, b. about 1627. He was a member of the 
general court, i68i-'85. He had a son or nephew 

4. Samuel. One of his grandchildren was 

5. Samuel, b. Mar. 6, 1770. He m. (1) Hannah Walker, 
(2) Mary Walker, a sister of his first wife. He lived in Haver- 
hill and Bradford, Mass. Samuel and Hannah were the parents of 

6. Samuel Walker, b. Bradford, Apr. 14, 1797. He was 
a drummer boy in the War of 18 12, and later a captain in the 
militia. He m. Apr. 16, 1818, Sophia, dau. of Joseph and Dor- 
othy (Sargent) Greeley, of Haverhill, Mass., b. Nov. 7, 1798. 
She was noted for her marked strength of character. They res. 
for a time in Sutton, for many years in New London, in Dan- 
bury, and in Bristol. She d. in Bristol, Aug. 20, 1872, ae. 73- 
9-13; he. d. in Somersworth, Feb. 28, 1884, ae. 86-10-14. 

CHILDREN 

7. Dolly, b. Sutton, June 14, 1819; m. Jan. 6, 1839, Hezekiah Chase, 
of Danbury, and d. Jan. 26, 1854, ae. 34-7-12. Four children. 

8. Joseph Greeley, b. S., Dec. 20, 1822 ; d. Haverhill, Mass., July 9, 
1842, ae. 19-6-19. 

9. Sophia Greeley, b. Troy, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1825; m. Mar. 8, 1846. 
Rev. Asa Randlett, New London. 



2©6 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

10. George Warren, b. Pomfret, Vt., Oct. 8, 1828; m. Nov. 18, 1852, 
Celia Lull Hubbard. He was an eminent divine ; d. New London, Apr. 
27, 1895, ae. 66-6-19. 
#11. Christopher Columbus, b. Hudson, May 8, 1833. 

(11) Christopher C. Gardner, b. May 8, 1833; m. Apr. 
J 3> !859, Susan E., dau. of Ezekiel G. and Nancy (Fifield) 
Bartlett, b. Hill, Nov. 12, 1837. Mr. Gardner res. in New 
London and Hill and came to Bristol in 1854; was employed 
by Warren White, making ladies' shoes. He settled in Bristol 
in 1867, purchasing the residence on School street, where Sey- 
mour H. Dodge now res., and succeeded Levi D. Johnson, as 
photographer. In Nov., 1874, he removed to Somersworth, 
where he continued the same business, and from there to Bidde- 
ford, Me., till Mar., 1893, when he returned to New London, 
where he now res. He ranks high as a photographer. A 
Democrat, Baptist, and an Odd Fellow. 

children 

12. Joseph G., b. Mar. n, i860; graduated, A.B., Dartmouth Col- 
lege in 1883, receiving later the degree of A.M. He became professor of 
mathematics and English literature in the Burlington (Iowa) College, 
and graduated from the Law School of the Iowa State University, at Iowa 
City, la., in 1886, and practiced law at Omaha, Neb. He was later audi- 
tor and examiner of titles for the Iowa Deposit and Loan Company, at 
Des Moines, la., and is now comptroller of the Royal Union Mutual Life 
Insurance Company, at Des Moines. He has been a very successful 
business man. He is a member of the Episcopal church, a Mason, and a 
Son of the American Revolution. Politically, he acts with the Republi- 
can party. Aug. 8, 1894, he m. Callie Kasson Smith ; she d. Mar. 17, 
1896. He m. (2) Sept. 27, 1899, Matilda, only dau. of Judge Josiah and 
Elizabeth A. Given, b. Coshocton, Ohio, Nov. 28, i860. Judge Given has 
been for 12 years on the District bench and 13 years on the Supreme 
bench of Iowa. Child : 

a. Edmond, b. and d. Mar. 17, 1896. 

13. Charles C, b. Feb. 28, 1866 ; received a primary education in the 
schools of Bristol, and fitted for college in the public schools of Somers- 
worth. He graduated, A.B., from Dartmouth College in 1887, and also 
fitted for a civil engineer, and later received the degree of A.M. Imme- 
diately after graduation he became constructing engineer for the Bur- 
lington railroad. In 1888, he accepted the position of cashier of the Cus- 
ter County bank, at Sargent, Neb., which position he held 14 years. In 
1902, having sold his interest in the bank, he removed to Kirkville, Mo., 
and purchased a half interest in the Farm & Loan business of W. S. 
Hicks, and the firm became Hicks & Gardner, dealers in farm mortgages 
and securities. He is a member of the Congregational church, a Mason, 
and a very popular and influential citizen and business man. Politically, 
he is a Republican. He m., Dec. 29, 1891, Jennie G., dau. of Henry C. 
and Mary J. Gilpatrick, cashier of the Somersworth National bank, b. 
Somersworth, Nov. 24, 1864. Children : 

a. Marion, b. Sargent, Neb., Oct. 30, 1892. 

b. Henry C, b. S., Sept. 30, 1894. 

c. Helen A., b. S., Aug. 6, 1898. 

d. Charles F., b. S., Sept. 1, 1900. 

14. George W., b. Nov. 5, 1872 ; fitted for college in the public 




Charles C. Gardner, A. M. 




George W. Gardner, A. B., M. D. 



GENEALOGIES — GATES 207 

schools of Biddeford, Me., and graduated from Brown University, A.B-, 
class of 1894. Six years later he graduated from Harvard Medical school, 
spending two }*ears in Carney hospital, in Boston, and a year in the Bos- 
ton Lying-in hospital, receiving a diploma from each of these institu- 
tions. He also spent six months in the Children's hospital in Boston. 
He is now practicing medicine in Providence, R I., popular, and meeting 
with very flattering success. A member of the First Baptist church, a 
Democrat. Unm. 



THE GATES FAMILY 

1. Fred Elton Gates, son of Freedom and Lovina (Luce) 
Gates, was b. Westmore, Vt., Nov. 13, 1862. He m., Dec. 25, 
1882, Eilla, dau. of Peter Rash, b. Holland, Vt., May 7, 1864. 
He is a mason by trade ; came to Bristol Apr., 1900. 



CHILDREN 

Preston Elton, b. Barton, Vt., Mar. 4, 1887. 

Homer Harrison, b. B., Oct. 6, 1888. 

Maynard Henry, b. B., Mar. 6, 1892 ; d. June 10, 1902, ae. 10-3-4. 

Ethel Lilla, b. B., June 19, 1894. 

Fred Eugene, b. Cedar Rapids, Neb., Mar. 14, 1897. 

Julia Ann, b. Bangor, Mich., Oct. 18, 1899. 

Mary Betsey, b. West Derby, Vt., Mar. 15, 1900. 

Marguerite Elizabeth, b. Buchanan, Mich., Oct. 16, 1902. 



THE GEORGE FAMILIES 

1 . Arial Huntoon George, son of James and Jane (Fugart ) 
George, was b. Wentworth, Aug. 11, 1814. He m. Louisa, 
dau. of Daniel and Mary (Walker) Hazelton, b. Hebron, July 
17, 1818. He was a miller, in Haverhill ; two years at Moore's 
Mills ; 20 years in Alexandria grist- and saw-mill ; then in Bris- 
tol, till old age compelled him to retire. Res. School street ; he 
d. Mar. 22, 1895, ae. 80-7-1 1. Democrat, Odd Fellow. She d. 
May 25, 1903, ae. 84-10-8. 

CHILDREN 

2. Adeline Louisa, b. Haverhill, Dec. 14, 1840; m. Feb. 19, i860, 
Hudson Gove, and d. Concord, Jan. 1, 1885, ae. 44-0-17. Three children. 

3. Mary Hazelton, b. H., Jan. 9, 1843 ; d. June 9, 1846, ae. 3-5-0. 

4. Charles Henry, b. H., July 1, 1844; m. Ella D. Mahan. He and 
his brother were in trade in New York city as paper hangers and decora- 
tors. He d. June 14, 1889, ae. 44-1 1-13. 

5. Katherine Ferrin, b. Bristol, Mar. 4, 1847. Was teacher in graded 
school in Bristol 14 years ; later milliner, now in Concord ; unm. 

6. Annie Whitmore, b. Alexandria, May 28, 1851 ; m. (1) Henry P. 
Gale, son of Hezekiah, b. Alexandria, July 6, 1851 ; d. Bristol, Feb. 21, 
1881, ae. 29-7-15; she m. (2) George H. Hammond. (See.) 

7. Wilson Hazelton, b. A., Feb. 8, 1856; m. Alice, dau. of Major 
Lambert, of Boston. Was in trade with his brother in New York, where he 
d. Nov. 5, 18S8, ae. 32-8-27. She d. Jan. 31, 1903. Children : 



208 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

a. Arial Wellington, b. New York city, Nov. 5, 1882. Res. in 
Bristol. 

b. Katherine Eveline, b. N. Y., Nov. 24, 1884. Res. Bristol. 

8. Laurette Hazelton, b. Alexandria, Feb. 23, 1861 ; m. Frank C. 
Buttrick. (See.) 



i. Charles Parker George, son of Theodore, a soldier in 
the War of 1812, was b. in Franklin, July 23, 1829. He came 
to Bristol in 1852, and Apr. 11, 1854, m. Olive Jane, dau. of 
Daniel Bennett. (See.) After their m. they res. in Lowell, 
Mass., and Holderness, returning to Bristol in 1856, and have 
res. on Merrimack street. She d. Feb. 28, 1897, ae. 65-9-0. 
Hem., Dec. 6, 1899, Alice L,., dau. of Thomas H. Wicom. He 
is a carpenter ; a prominent Democrat, and official member of 
Methodist church. 

children 

2. Ella Jane, b. Holderness, Sept. 4, 1855 ; m. Charles E. Davis. 
(See.) 

3. Flora May, b. Bristol, Dec. 10, 1859 ; m. Jan. 29, 1879, Hubbard 
W. Aldrich, son of William, b. Grafton, Dec. 22, 1854. No children. 
Res. Concord. 

4. Charles Arthur, b. B., Oct. 10, 1867; m. Aug. 15, 1894, Ellen C, 
dau. of Benjamin h- Wells. (See.) Is a manufacturer of lumber. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Margaret, b. B., July 25, 1896. 

b. Olive Anna, b. B., Apr. 14, 1900; d. Sept. 7, 1900. 

Abbie S. Geor^ e made her home in the family of her brother, Charles 
P., and there d. May 2, 1900, ae. 82. Unm. 



i . William George is the son of Thomas and Lydia George. 
He was b. Colombia, Canada, May 29, 1839. He m. Weltha 
R., dau. of Joseph Braley, b. Northfield, Vt., Sept. 27, 1840. 
He was 17 years a clerk in millinery store in Manchester; came 
to Bristol in 1871, succeeding George H. Moore, in the Emerson 
block, as a dealer in dry goods, boots and shoes ; later, he 
removed to the Rollins block, where he is still in trade. Repub- 
lican, Mason, Odd Fellow, K. of P. 

child 

2. Frank W., b. Bristol, Feb. 27, 1878 ; was educated at Tilton Semi- 
nary, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and graduated from 
Harvard Medical School. Is now in the City Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 



1 . Frank Henry George, son of David and Elvira (Cheney) 
George, was b. Plymouth, July 12, 1840. He served in Co. D, 
15th N. H. Vols., in the Civil war; res. in Bristol, i865-'72, a 
dealer in stoves and tinware. He m., Nov. 5, 1865, Martha jane, 
dau. of Trueworthy G. Currier. (See.) They removed to Con- 
cord, where he continued same business, and where they now res. 



GENEALOGIES — GILMAN 209 

CHILDREN 

2. Lena Vira, b. Bristol, Jan. n, 1870; m. Oct. 2, 1895, Eben M. 
Willis, Concord. Child: 

a. Mary Elisabeth, b. Concord, July 2-, 1899. 

3. Roy Elmer, b. B., Sept. 7, 1871 ; m. Jan. 12, 1898, Mabel Florence, 
dau. of Ira C, and Helen G. (Rowe) Evans, b. Concord, July 13, 1872. 
He is manager of the Ira C. Evans Printing Company. Child : 

a. Robert Arthur, b. Sept. 13, 1899. 

4. Hattie Belle, b. Concord, Dec. 20, 1879 ; m. Oct. 23, 1901, Daniel 
B. Donovan. Res. Manchester. Child : 

a. Harold, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Apr. 2-, 1902. 

5. Lawrence Blanchard, b. C, Dec. 15, 1881 ; d. Feb. 8, 1882. 

6. Edward King, b. C, Sept. 7, 1883. 

THE GILMAN FAMILIES 

1. Edward Stephen Gilman was b. Winchendon, Mass., 
July 30, 1862. He m., Mar. 18, 1885, Lilla A., dau. of Levi 
Nelson. (See.) He was a painter ; served on the Bristol police 
force. 

child 

2. Bertha L., b. Sanbornton, Apr. 2, 1890. 



i. Frank Nathan Gilman, son of Thomas J. and Lenora 
E. (Weeks) Gilman, was b. Boscawen, Apr. 28, 1865. He m., 
Aug. 25, 1887, Melvina Lizzie, dau. of Orrin F. and Dora (Dur- 
gin) James, b. Thornton, Feb. 14, 1865. He removed from 
Woodstock to Bristol in May, 1900 ; is bookkeeper for Mason- 
Perkins Paper Company. 

CHILDREN 

2. Bessie Etta, b. Woodstock, Aug. 30, 1888. 

3. Hattie Irene, 1 , , T7 ^ f 

4. Sadie Weeks, } b - W "' Dec - "• l8 9° ; {d. Feb. 22, 1901. 



1. John T. Gilman, m. Betsey B., dau. of Jonathan Clark. 
She was b. Danbury, June 5, 1824. He d. Danbury, Nov. 15, 
1851, and she m. Sept. 31, 1854, Ezekiel S. Reed, stone-cutter, 
who d. soon after. Mrs. Reed removed to Bristol in 1855, and 
here d. Aug. 15, 1899, ae. 75-2-10. 

CHILDREN 

2. John Wayland Gilman, b. Danbury, May 8, 1844. Located in 
Bristol, 1865 ; machinist and millright. Unm. 

3. Maria Betsey, b. D., 1846; m. Charles M. Boyce. 

THE GLEASON FAMILY 

1. Rev. Salmon Gleason, son of Winsor and Martha (Fol- 
lett) Gleason, was b. July 9, 1804, and was killed at railroad 

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2IO HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

crossing in Warren, Sept. 9, 1889, ae. 85-2-0. He m. Dec. 24, 
1828, Jerusha Willard, b. July 26, 1803, and d. Jan. 9, 1876, ae. 
72-5-13. He was a Methodist minister ; served on the Bridge- 
water circuit, 1 833-' 35. 

CHILDREN 

2. William, b. Oct. 29, 1829; d. Dec. 24, 1831, ae. 2-1-25. 

3. Charles, b. Dec. 25, 1830; d. Dec. 21, 1831. 

4. Salmon W., b. Dec. 31, 1832 ; m. Feb. 26, 1855, Martha E. Hoit. 
Six children. 

5. George Leroy, b. Bristol, Feb. 25, 1835; m. Oct. 4, 1864, Char- 
lotte Augusta, dau. of Daniel and Charlotte Town Perkins, b. Apr. 27, 
1841, at Topsfield, Mass. He is a Congregational clergyman. He gradu- 
ated at Andover Theological Seminary in 1864. Was ordained at Bristol, 
Vt., Feb. 1, 1866. Has filled pastorates at Bristol, Vt., i864-'67; West 
Rutland, Vt., i867-'69 ; Manchester, Mass., i869-'8i ; Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary, 1881-82 ; South Byfield, Mass., Sept. 20, i8S2-'88; Haver- 
hill, Mass., 1888. Now res. Haverhill. Children: 

a. Chauncey, b. Bristol, Vt., Jan. 4, 1866 ; graduated from Dart- 
mouth College, 1888 ; m. Oct. 4, 1894, Florence Nichols. Res. 
Haverhill, Mass. Three children. 

b. Alice, b. West Rutland, Vt., Oct. 23, 1868. Educated Boston 
University, and is a teacher under the American Board in Guadala- 
jara, Mexico. 

c. Charlotte Lenesa, b. Manchester, Mass., Mays, ^70 ; m. Sept. 
25, 1901, Fred Wiudle, and res. Haverhill, Mass. 

d. Annie Perkins, b. M., Oct. 12, 1872. 

e. George, b. Mar. 8, 1875 ; graduated Harvard University, 1897. 
Is secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association at Osaka, 
Japan. 

/. Leroy Willard, b. Andover, Mass., Dec. 18, 1881. In busi- 
ness at Haverhill, Mass. 

6. Orange Scott, b. July 8, 1837 ; m. Dec. 7, 1858, Ruth Clifford. 
Three children. 

7. Horace W., b. May 2, 1845. 

THE GOLDEN FAMILY 

1. Calvin Golden was b. in Sanbornton, May 30, 1814, 
and d. Bristol, Sept. 22, 1900, ae. 86-3-22. He m. Nov., 1840, 
Elizabeth E., dau. of Osmond and Abigail (Ingalls) Gale, b. 
Alexandria, Sept. 30, 1820, and d. Bristol, Dec. 26, 1892, ae. 
72-2-26. He was brought up by Dea. Samuel Gurdy. Shoe- 
maker and farmer. In Civil war served in 9th Regt., N. H. 
Vols., June, 1862, till Mar. 15, 1863 ; and in 24th Regt. Vet- 
erans Reserve Corps, Sept. 6, 1864, till June 1, 1865. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Frances, b. Alexandria, Sept. 23, 1842; m. Oct. 31, 1858, 
Rev. Moses P. Favor. Res. Hill. Four children. 

3. Phedora Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1845; m. Harrison Sanborn. 

4. Georgia, b. 1846; d. young. 

5. Sarah Lucy, b. Feb. 22, 1S48 ; m. Orrin B. Ray (See); m. (2) 
Ephraim Rand, of Maine. 

6. Nellie Josephine, b. Nov. 21, 1856; m. John W. Danforth. (See.) 

7. Osmond Gale, b. June, i860; d. May, 1861. 



GENEALOGIES — GOODHUE 2 1 1 

THE GOODHUE FAMILY 

i. Alfred Goodhue, son of Jonathan and Eliza (Goodell) 
Goodhue, was b. Grotou, Aug. 28, 1846. He m. Sept. 8, 
1875, Mary Osgood, dau. of Osgood Dale, b. Boxford, Mass., 
Sept. 28, 1S57. Laborer. Came to Bristol from Groton, 1889. 

CHILDREN 

2. Emma Blanche, b. Groton, Dec. 29, 1876; res. Worcester, Mass. 

3. Angie Elizabeth, b. G., Dec. 25, i88r. 



Alvin Goodhue, a twin brother of Alfred, above, m. Feb. 
16, 1871, Eva E., dau. of Ebenezer B. Butterfield, b. Groton, 
Nov. 26, 1852. A laborer in Bristol since 1891. Res. Lake 
street. No children. 

THE GOODNOE FAMILY 

1. Almon Sylvester Goodnoe, son of George W., was b. 
Newport, Vt., May 10, 1857. He m. Jan. 12, 1877, Mary Ellen, 
dau. of Joshua and Sarah Pryor Knight, b. Burlington, Vt., 
Apr. 5, i860. Is a mill operative. 

CHILDREN 

2. Bessie Mae, b. Burlington, Vt., Dec. 6, 1878. 

3. Sarah Archer, b. B., July 18, 1881. 

4. Almon V., b. Bristol, Nov. 5, 1887. 

5. Edwin Ray, b. B., Oct. 9, 1889. 

THE GORDON FAMILIES 

Stephen Chase Gordon, son of Clark and Susanna (Gordon) 
Gordon, was b. Sanbornton, Mar. 20, 181 1. In 1842, he m. 
Belinda Knowlton, dau. of Ezekiel, b. Sanbornton, Oct. 19, 
1811. They settled in Bristol in 1848; removed to Mansfield, 
Mass., about 1885, and after ten years returned. She d. Jan. 
18, 1898, ae. 86-2-29. He d. Mar. 31, 1900, ae. 89-0-1 1. No 
children. He was an expert in laying water pipe and was 
supposed to be gifted in locating springs by means of the witch- 
hazel. 



George Washington Sherburn Smith Gordon, son of Almon 
Kimball and Mrs. Hannah (Prescott) (Sanborn) Gordon, was 
b. New Hampton, Mar. 20, 1824. He m. Dec. 27, 1848, Mary 
Jane, dau. of John and Polly (Gordon) Kelley, b. New Hamp- 
ton, July 17, 1824. He was a farmer and blacksmith in his 
native town. In 1868, he came to Bristol and has since made 
his home on Summer street. No children. Republican. 



212 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Stephen L,add Gordon, son of William, was b. New 
Hampton, Mar. 8, 1806. In April, 1841, he m. Betsey Ann, 
dau. of John H. Sanborn (See), b. June 27, 1819. He was a 
farmer opposite Pleasant Street cemetery ; later in South Alexan- 
dria, where he d., Jan. 24, 1881, ae. 74-10-16; she d. Bristol, 
Dec. 24, 1882, ae. 63-5-27. 

CHILDREN 

2. Frank Augustus, b. Bristol, Aug. 9, 1843; m. Dec. 10, 1863, Ellen 
Marantha, dau. of Sanders and Susan (Gordon) Simonds, b. Alexandria, 
Apr. 1, 1845. He is a carpenter and builder, and manufacturer of mill 
supplies ; is a Congregationalist, superintendent of the Sunday-school, 
and leader of the choir. Republican ; served in 6th Mass. Vol. Infty. 
(See Roll of Honor.) Member of the G. A. R., a Mason, and an Odd 
Fellow. Child : 

a. Ola Maude, b. Bristol, Jan. 22, 1868; m. Austin H. Roby. 
(See.) 

3. Martha Bartlett, b. B., Jan. 2, 1849; d. 1865, ae. 16. 



i. George B. Gordon, son of James and Sally (Smith) 
Gordon, was b. New Hampton, Oct. 27, 1819. He m., Mar. 7, 
1850, Hannah, dau. of Charles and Dolly (Gordon) Flanders, 
b. New Hampton, Mar. 30, 1829. She d. Bristol, Dec. 31, 
1896, ae. 67-9-1. Farmer in New Hampton. Has res. in Bris- 
tol with his son since May, 1896, retaining a legal residence in 
New Hampton. 

CHILDREN 

2. Marilla Sarah, b. New Hampton, Jan. 14, 1854; m. June 4, 1874, 
Edwin M. Huckins, New Hampton. 

3. Charles Elmer, "I , ,, ■,.., . , fd. atqmos. 

. t ™ t? 4.4- fb. Meredith, Apr. 22, 1861 ; { / 

4. James Everett, J ' * ' \ m. Aug. 23, 1897, 

Mrs. Georgianna, widow of Jonas F. Patten. He succeeded to the Oren 
Nelson farm in May, 1896. Child: 

a. Annabelle Hannah, b. Bristol, Aug. 30, 1898; d. June 7, 1899. 



1. Warren Blake Gordon, son of Benjamin S. and Harriet 
(Kelley) Gordon, was b. New Hampton, Sept. 10, 1833. He 
m., Feb. 20, 1851, Mary Ann, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah 
(Avery) Kelley. Was a farmer in New Hampton till Sept., 
1899 ; since in Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Clara A., b. Jan. 29, 1855 ; d. May 20, 1876, ae. 21-3-21. 

3. Medora A., b. May 23, 1857; d. Apr. 22, 1881, ae. 23-10-29. 

4. Annie J., b. July 19, 1866 ; d. Aug. 16, 1867, ae. 1-0-27. 

5. Ada M., b. Jan. 30, 1871 ; d. Apr. 7, 1871, ae. 0-2-7. 

THE GOULD FAMILY 

1. William Gardner Gould, son of James and Rebecca 
(Gardner) Gould, was b. in 1820, in Vassalboro, Me. He m., 



GENEALOGIES — GOVE 213 

in 1849, Martha Ann, dan. of Sherburn Wells (See), b. Bristol, 
Aug. 10, 1829. She d. in Bristol, Sept. 4, 1857, ae. 28-0-24. 
He was a resident of Bristol, 1847- 1859 ; was in the livery busi- 
ness at St. Paul, Minn., where he d., Feb. 12, 1893, ae. 73 
years. 

CHILDREN 

2. Francis LeRoy, b. Bristol, Jan. 27, 1850. Left Bristol when a young 
man and res. 8ri Washburn Ave., Chicago, 111., where he is assistant 
gardener at Douglass Park. He m., Sept. 25, 1876, Mary B., dau. of John 
and Catherine (McGraw) Slattery, b. Chicago, 111., Jan. 25, 1858. Chil- 
dren : 

a. John Francis, b. Chicago, 111., Jan. 3, 1878; m. Apr. ir, 1899, 
Catherine G. Kennedy. 

b. Martha Ann, b. C, July 27, 1880; d. Jan. 14, 1890, ae. 9-5-17. 

c. James Walter, b. C, Sept. 26, 1881. 

d. George Sylvester, b. C, June 22, 1883. 

e. Lucy Loretta, b. C., Mar. 22, 1886. 
/. William Joseph, b. C, Feb. 20, 1889. 

g. Charles Richard, b. C, Jan. 14, 1895; d. Aug. 17, 1896, ae. 

1-7*3- 

h. Mary Catherine, b. C, Sept. 4, 1896. 

i. Helen, b. C, Dec. 7, 1898. 

3. George Henry, b. Bristol, Dec. 9, 1853 ; d. Bristol, Jan. 14, 1857, 
ae. 3-1-5. 

THE GOVE FAMILY 

1. Edgar H. Gove was a farmer in Plymouth. He m., 
Nov., 1855, Mary A. Rogers, b. Oct. 27, 1836. He d. Mar., 
1899, ae. 65. She has res. in Bristol since 1900. 

CHILDREN 

2. Nellie May, b. Plymouth, Dec. 31, 1856 ; m. George H. Robinson ; 
res. Plymouth. 

3. Garrie E., b. P., Oct. 25, 1859; m. Horace H. Kirk. (See.) 

4. Charles Warren, b. P., Feb. 27, 1866 ; m. June, 1890, Martha Web- 
ster, who d. Mar., 1898. He m., Dec. 7, 1901, Edith Lucy, dau. of George 
D. Maclinn. (See.) He has res. in Bristol five years ; a machine tender 
in paper-mill. Child : 

a. Marguerite, b. Ashland, Dec. 19, 1892. 

GRAHAM ♦ 

1. Rev. Hugh Finlay Graham, son of James and Mary 
(MacDonald) Graham, was b. Earltown, Nova Scotia, Mar. 26, 
1865. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me., 
and of Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, Me., and studied 
one year at Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass. 
Unm. He became acting pastor of the Congregational church 
in Bristol, in August, 1902. 

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214 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE GRAY OR GREY FAMILIES 

i. Alvah Gray, son of Jeremiah, was b. Farmington, June 
7, 1835. He m., Feb. 27, i86r, Abbie Frances, dan. of Pattee 
and Lydia (Ingalls) Gale, b. July 10, 1844. He was a farmer 
in Alexandria, and served in Co. C, 12th Regt., N. H. Vols., 
in Civil war. He d. in Bristol, Dec. 30, 1897, ae. 62-6-23. 
She res. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Benjamin Clark, b. Alexandria, Jan. 8, 1862 ; m. Oct. 30, 1894, Mar- 
garet Jane, dau. of Lucius L., and Sophia A. (Patten) Thomas, b. A., 
July 4, 1873. No children. He has been a barber in Bristol since 1895. 

3. Charles Sepwinner, b. Groton, May 12, 1865; m. Oct. 8, 1891, 
Jennie May, dau. Aaron and Mary E. (Marston) Clark, b. May 3, 1868. 
Came to Bristol 1899. Employee in pulp-mill. Children : 

a. Donald Clark, b. Alexandria, July 15, 1892. 

b. Josephine Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Mar. 12, 1902. 

4. Albert Hale, b. Bristol, June 5, 1869. Unm. 

5. Emma Frances, b. Alexandria, Apr. 16, 1872; d. Jan., 1881, ae. 
8-9-. 

6. Addie Fidelia, b. A., Dec. 9, 1874; d. Feb. 3, 1881, ae. 6-1-24. 

7. Lucius Fred B., b. A., May 19, 1876. Barber in Bristol; paper- 
mill operative. 

8. Clara Isabelle, b. A., Jan. 23, 1878. Unm. 



i. Shem Gray was a farmer in Dist. No. 9, from 1844 till 
his death. Hem. Hannah W. Edgerly. He d. Sept. 15, 1871, 
ae. 66-3-; she d. Feb. 13, 1898, ae. 89-8-1. They had at least 
the following 

CHILDREN 

2. Samuel D., b. Sept. 8, 1828; d. Mar. 16, 1886, ae. 57-6-8. 

3. Jenness, m. Jennie Weeks. 
#4. Dearborn, b. Aug. 24, 1841. 

5. John Augustus, b. Nov. 9, 1840. Died in the army Jan. 28, 1863. 
(See Roll of Honor.) 

(4) Dearborn Gray, b. Alexandria, Aug. 24, 1841, m. 
Nov., 1855, Eleanor, dau. of Asa Kendall. (See.) She d. 
Alexandria, Feb. 27, 1901, and he m. Oct. 6, 1901, Kate Lucas. 
He served in Co. C, 12th Regt., N. H. Vols.; was wounded at 
Chancellorsville. He d. Alexandria, May 28, 1903, ae. 61-9-4. 

CHILDREN 

6. Asa Edgar, b. 1856, m. Ellen Bliss ; res. Gilmanton Iron Works. 
Five children. 

7. Nellie Maud, b. 1859 ; m. Warren Wescott ; now res. Franklin. 
Eleven children. 

8. Willie K., b. i860 ; d. 1874, ae. 14 years. 

9. Carrie Lillian, b. May, 1863 ; m. John A. Jones, Grafton. Five 
children. 

10. Hannah Tamson, b. 1867; m, David Ford, Grafton. Four chil- 
dren. 

11. Jennie Bell, b. 1869; m. Frank C. Patten. 

12. Minnie Myrtle, b. 1871 ; m. Elwin Hazeltine. 



GENEALOGIES — GREEN 215 

13. Mabel Blanch, b. Mar., 1877; m. Charles Wright, Jr.; res. Con- 
cord. 



i. Benjamin Gray, son of Benjamin and Lydia (Sulloway) 
Gray, was b. Sheffield, Vt., Nov. 10, 1838. He served two 
terms in the Union army: three months in the 1st Regt., and 
from Apr. 11, 1862, till May 14, 1865, in Co. E, 9th Regt., N. 
H. Vols. He located in Bristol in Nov., 1866, and Dec. 24, 
r868, m. Mary E-, widow of Augustus B. Drew. Mrs. Gray d. 
Sept 24, 1S95, ae. 54-8-, and he m. Apr. 21, 1897, Henrietta 
Gray, dau. of William Bispham. 

CHILDREN 

2. Daniel Hadley, b. Bristol, Sept. 15, 1879. Res. Canibridgeport, 
Mass. 

3. Oscar Robinson, b. B., Jan. 16, 1883; m. June 3, 1903, Evelyn, 
dau. of Albert Chase. 

THE GREEN FAMILY 

1. Dr. Peter Green, son of Peter, of Lancaster, Mass., was 
b. Oct. 1, 1745; graduated from Harvard College in 1766; set- 
tled in Concord, 1772, where he was in practice over 50 years. 
He was a surgeon in the Revolutionary army. He m. Ruth 
Ayer, had 13 children, and d. Mar. 31, 1828, ae. 82-6-0. His 
eighth child was 

2. William, b. Concord, Dec. 19, 1788. He m., Aug. 10, 
1816, Clarissa, dau. of Walter Harris, and widow of Jerrimah 
Stinson, of Dunbarton, b. June 17, 1790. She d. Apr. 18, 181 7, 
ae. 26-10-1. He m., Mar. 19, 1828, Harriet Kimball, dau. of 
Benjamin, of Concord, b. Mar. 16, 1799, d. Bristol, Dec. 21, 
1 88 1, ae. 82-9-5. He was cashier of Pemigewasset bank at 
Plymouth, i828-'45 ; came to Bristol, 1847, and here d. Aug. 8, 
1869, ae. 80-7-19. He was an elegant penman and accurate 
accountant ; was a prominent member of the Congregational 
church and active in church and temperance work. They suc- 
ceeded to the Moses Sleeper tavern stand, erected about 1795. 

children, all born in Plymouth 

2. Harriet Eliza, b. Aug. 28, 1830; d. Aug. 9, 1903, ae. 72-11-11 ; 
unm. She was active in church and temperance work. 

3. Benjamin Kimball, b. Aug. 14, 1832 ; d. June 16, 1835, ae. 2-10-2. 

4. Clarissa Harris, b. July 31, 1834 ; d. June 19, 1835. 

5. Mary, b. May 3, 1836 ; m. Oct. 19, i860, Joseph Charles Augustus 
Wingate, b. Stratham, Nov. 16, 1830; d. Nov. 3. 1876, ae. 40-6-0. No chil- 
dren. He was consul at Swatow, China, for some years. 

6. Martha, b. June 7, 1838. Res. Bristol, unm. ; d. July 15, 1897, ae. 
59-1-8. 

7. Annie Douglas, b. Jan. 12, 1842; m. Apr. n, 1877, Frank W. 
Robinson ; res. Bristol. She is an authoress of note under the non-de- 
plume of Marian Douglas. (See Literature.) 

8. Clarissa Harris, b. Feb. 21, 1845 '• d - Ma Y l6 > l8 4 6 > ae - 1-2-25. 



2l6 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE GREENOUGH FAMILY 

i. Brackett L,. Greenough was b. Apr. 22, 1777. He m., 
1799, Ruth Stevens, b. 1779, and d. Sept. 16, 1804, ae. 25. He 
m. (2) Oct. 14, 1808, Abigail Cummings, b. Dec. 17, 1779, and 
d. Feb. 6, 1846, ae. 66-1-19. He was a resident of Bristol 
1 8 29-' 46, and the owner of mills and privileges on Newfound 
river in Bristol village, and the residence corner of Central 
square and Spring street, which he occupied. He held a promi- 
nent place in the affairs of the town, during his stay here. 

children 

2. Brackett L., b. Jan. 15, 1800; m. Amanda Frary, Dec. 23, 1821. 

3. Betsey, b. Sept. 18, 1802 ; m. June 1, 1817, Silas Barrows. 

4. Mariah Jane, b. July 9, 1810; d. Sept. 28, 1831, ae. 21-2-19. 

5. Louisa Ruth, b. Oct. 20, 1812; m. Jan. 23, 1833, William S. Ela. 

6. Abigail, b. Nov. 30, 1813; d. Dec. 18, 1813. 

7. Solomon C, b. Sept. 1, 1815 ; d. Sept. 22, 1815. 

8. Marianne A., b. Apr. 18, 1818 ; m. John Corser. (See.) 

9. Norman Cummings, b. Feb. 24, 1820; m. Nov. 23, 1846, Frances 
D. DeFord, b. Oct. 7, 1816. He d. Aug. 11, 1866, ae. 46-5-17. She d. 
Feb., 1884, ae. 67-4-. 

THE GRIFFITH FAMILY 

1. James Wallingford Griffith, son of William, was b. 
Groveland, Mass., Dec. 29, 182 1, and d. Jan. 16, 1891, ae. 
69-0-17. He m. July 12, 1843, Adeline Ordway, dau. of 
Stephen, b. Newburyport, Mass., Apr. 4, 1824. She d. Nov. 
11, i860, ae. 36-7-7, and hem. Jan. 10, 1865, Sarah M., dau. 
of Dexter Brown. (See.) She d. Jan. 23, 1891, ae. 54-0-18. 
He was a resident of Bristol from 1854 till his death, with the 
exception of a few years in Groton. Shoemaker. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Henry, b. Groveland, Mass., Sept. 1, 1844. 

3. George, b. G., Mar. 20, 1847; d. Bristol, July 27, 1862, ae. 15 4-7. 

4. Emma, b. G., Sept. 1, 1848; m. (1) Wayland Ballou (See); (2) 
Amos Truell, Aug., 1887, and res. Nashua. 

(2) Henry Griffith, b. Sept. 1, 1844, m. May 27, 1865. 
Ellen J., dau. Dea. John F. Cass. (See.) She d. June 1, 
1893, ae. 48-6-8. He m. Nov. 29, 1899, Mary, widow of Wen- 
dell P. Marshall, b. Norwood, Mass., Aug. 1, 1853. He is a 
miller. Republican. 

children 

5. Linnie Maude, b. Bristol, July 9, 1867 ; m. Clarence A. Smith. 
(See.) 

6. Nora Viola, b. B., Jan. 31, 1870; m. John A. Favor. (See.) 



GENEALOGIES — GURDY 21 7 

THE GURDY FAMILY 

1 . Mesliech Gurdy was a resident of Kingston and named 
as one of the incorporators of Sandown when that town was set 
off from Kingston in 1756. He was in New Chester as early as 
1780, his log cabin being near where the railroad now is, just 
north of Smith's river. His family consisted of his wife, Judith 
Eaton, and six children. The wife and three youngest chil- 
dren d. of throat distemper and were buried near their humble 
home. Some years since, workmen plowed up what was sup- 
posed to be an Indian skeleton there, but probably that of one 
of this family. While living there, the sons cleared land for a 
farm in the Locke neighborhood, where Meshech Gurdy d. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary, b. Sandown, Apr. 20, 1752, was generally known as "Aunt 
Polly." She was a great weaver and spinner and d., unin., in the Locke 
neighborhood, Dec. 31, 1846, ae. 94-8-11. 

#3. Jacob, b. S. #4. Samuel, b. S. 

5. 6. 7. Judith and two younger as stated. 

(3) Jacob Gurdy was an early settler in the Locke neigh- 
borhood. He m. May 27, 1782, Mary, dau. Cutting Favor 
(See), b. Jan. 21, 1764. She d. Apr. 15, 1844, ae. 80-2-24; 
he d. Mar. 12, 1808. The town clerk of Bridgewater, in record- 
ing the death, added these words : "And a great loss to Bridge- 
water." 

children, all born Bristol 

#8. Jacob, b. Dec. 22, 1782. 

9. Dorothy, b. Oct. 7, 1785 ; m. Amos Drew. (See.) 

10. Anne, b. Mar. 11, 1788; m. Benj. Locke. (See.) 

11. Joel, b. Mar. 12, 1790; d. Mar. 23", 1790. 
*I2. Elisha, b. Dec. 2, 1791. 

13. Lois, b. June 20, 1794; m. Timothy Chandler. (See.) 

14. Huldah, b. Sept. 12, 1796; m. Jonathan Atwood. (See.) 

15. Aaron, b. Dec. 15, 1798; d. young. 

(4) Samuel Gurdy m., July r2, 1791, Lydia Sanborn, b. 
Brentwood, Oct. 23, 1762. They were the first settlers on the 
Otis Sanborn farm in the Locke neighborhood, but later res. on 
the John F. Merrow farm for many years. He was a man of 
great physical strength and endurance. He was deacon of the 
Baptist church in New Hampton. They removed to New 
Hampton later in life, where they d. 

children, all born in Bristol 

16. Ruth, b. Jan. 9, 1792 ; m. Amos Drew. (See.) 

17. Sophronia; m. and removed to Vermont. 

18. Susan, b. Nov. 12, 1794; m. Jacob Hoyt. (See.) 

19. Lucy, b. Nov. 12, 1795; m. Moses Morgan Smith. (See.) She 
was a school teacher and a woman of rare intelligence. 

tf 20. John, b. 1796. 



2l8 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(8) Jacob Gurdy, b. Dec. 22, 1782, m. Susannah Doton, a 
descendant of Edward Doton of the Mayflower, b. in Moulton- 
boro, Aug. 30, 1795. Her father, Ephraim Doton, was a Revo- 
lutionary soldier. About 1837, Jacob Gurdy settled in Moul- 
tonboro, where he d. May 21, 1855, ae. 72-4-29; she d. Apr. 
30, 1842, ae. 46-8-0. 

CHILDREN 

21. Reuben, b. Bristol, Aug. 23, 1827; d. Aug. 26, 1831, ae. 4-0-3. 

22. Almira, b. B., May 30, 1829 ; m. Sept. 29, 1850, Charles L. Glines, 
Moultouboro. She d. iu Laconia, June 9, 1892, ae. 63-0-9. Children : 

a. Sarah L., b. Moultouboro, Mar. 4, 1853; m. W. H. Penniman. 
Res. Center Sandwich. 

b. Maria A., b. M., Sept. 2, 1855 ; m. C. H. Peavey, Laconia. 

c. Charles W., b. M., May 25, 1864. 

d. Vesta A., b. M., Jan. 4, 1866. 

e. Lilla O., b. M., Oct. 14, 1859 ; m. W. A. Clark, Laconia. 

23. George, b. Bristol, Mar. 24, 1831 ; m. Mar. 18, 1859, Sarah E. 
Dale, dau. of Ebenezer, b. Sept., 1836, and d. Feb. 15, 1891, ae. 54-5-. 
He m., Nov. 1, 1893, Emily Kimball, b. Sandwich, 1825. Child : 

a. Fred G., b. Sandwich, June 16, i85o ; m. Mar. 19, 1883, Mary 
E. Davis. 

24. Eliza, b. Bristol, Mar. 2, 1833; she m. June 21, 1855, Hazen M. 
Senter, who d. Center Harbor, 1891. She res. Tilton. 

25. Susan Doton, b. B., June 25, 1834; m. July 10, 1858, Alouzo S. 
Philbrick. He was a member of 12th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. of dis- 
ease at Falmouth, Va., Dec. 2r, 1862. She m. (2) Dec. 15, 1865, Alva B. 
Dockham, Lakeport. Children : 

a. Albert Addison, b. Center Harbor, Jan. 11, i860; d. Meredith, 
July 29, 1861, ae. 1-6-18. 

b. Edwin Alonzo, b. Meredith, Nov. 6, 1861 ; m. Lucretia Cole, 
dau. of Samuel, June 2, 1883. One child. 

26. William Prescott, b. Bristol, Feb. 12, 1836; m. Dec. 24, 1859, 
Adeline H. Caswell, of Everett, Mass. Child : 

a. William Caswell, b. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 12, i860; m. May 
12, 1886, Flora Burnham, dau. of Charles. Child : Charles Wil- 
liam, b. Ashburnham, Mass., Feb. 25, 1887. 

27. Aramenta D., b. Moultonboro, Aug. 22, 1838; m. Charles L. Cook, 
May 19, 1855. He d. in Sandwich, 111., Mar. 26, 1868. She m. (2) Anson 
Loomis, Sept. 5, 1883, and res. in Peotone, 111. Children : 

a. Charles Lyman, b. Sandwich, 111., Apr. 6, 1862 ; d. Mar. 30, 
1888, ae. 25-11-24. 

b. William Gurdy, b. S., Apr. 5, 1864; m. Gladious Young, in 
1887. 

(12) Elisha Gurdy, b. Dec. 2, 1791 ; m. Mar. (Nov.) 10, 

1814, Abigail Powell, dau. of David (See), b. Jan. 2, 1792. Was 

the first settler on his farm in the Locke neighborhood ; removed 

to Dake street about 1854, to the home of his son, Devi C. Here 

she d. Mar. 6, 1871, ae. 79-2-4; he d. Apr. 25, same year, ae. 

79-4-23. 

children, all born in Bristol 

28. Cyrus, b. Jan. 8, 1814 ; m. (1) Sally Gordon. She d. of consump- 
tion and he m. (2) Mar. 28, 1843, Mary, dau. of Seth and Gemirna 
(Batchelder) Glover, b. Ptyinouth, Dec. 14, 1812. Was a miller in New 



GENEALOGIES — GURDY 219 

Hampton ; in 1855, removed West. He d. West Union, Iowa, Aug. 11, 
1881, ae. 67-7-3. She d. W. Union, June 7, 1900, ae. 87-5-23. 

a. Seth G., b. New Hampton, Sept. 20, 1845 ; served three years 
in Union army ; Apr. 10, 1873, m. Miss R. J. Patterson, who d. 
July 21, 1893. He res. in W. Union. Seven children. 

b. Mary Augusta, b. N. H., May 24, 1852 ; m. Mar. 21, 1879, 
George Swale. One child, b. 1894. They res. W. Union. 

29. Adeline Senter, b. Dec. 8, 1816 ; m. George W. Dow. (See.) 

30. Joel, b. Apr. 27, 1818; m. Nov. 18, 1848, Mary Bean, dau. Sewell 
Sanborn (See), b. Nov. 18, 1830. She d. Alexandria, Apr. 19, 1868, ae. 
37-5-1. He m. (2) Maria Hanson, b. St. Stephen, N. B. Farmer and 
paper-mill employee in Bristol ; d. in Boston, Mass., Dec 29, 1894, ae. 
76-8-2. Children : 

a. Harriette Eliza, b. Bristol, May 25, 1857 ; m. William G. Craw- 
ford. (See. J 

b. Leslie Norris, b. B., Mar. 1, 1859 ; m. Florence Tryder, and 
d. Waltham, Mass., Apr. 27, 1887, ae. 28-1-26. 

c. Abbie May, b. B., Aug. 23, i860; m. Charles L. Jeffroy. (See.) 

31. Benaiah Powell, b. Jan. 13, 1821 ; m. Dec 25, 1851, Martha M., 
dau. of David S. Spaulding, b. Hebron. They went to Hebron, thence to 
Fairview, Iowa, in 1854, where he d. Apr. 18, 1868, ae. 47-3-5. She 
returned to Bristol, and here d. Dec 18, 1896, ae. 69-0-5. Children : 

a. Leonidas Spaulding, b. Hebron, Dec. 30, 1852 ; m. (1) Sarah 
Anderson ; (2; Mary Hall. Res. Pel ham. 

b. Lizzie Lucinda, b. Fairview, Iowa, Apr. 3, 1858; d. Lawrence, 
Mass., Mar. 22, 1876, ae. 17-11-19. 

c. James Norris, b. Dec. 16, 1861 ; m. Hattie Olive Colcord, of 
Lawrence, Mass., June 22, 1881. He is a baker and confectioner in 
Lawrence. Children: (1) Hattie J., b. July 10, 1882. (2) Myr- 
tie Jane, b. Nov. 1, 1887. 

d. Edward Everett, b. Jan. 9, 1866; d. in Iowa, May 24, 1867, ae. 
1-4-15. 

32. Levi Carter, b. Dec. 16, 1824; m. Nov. 24, 1852, Sarah Elizabeth, 
dau. of Joseph and Sally (Cook) Hastings, b. Waltham, Me., June 10, 
1834. He was a moulder and founder in Bristol, i863-'8i, removed to 
Lawrence, Mass., where he d. Feb. 26, 1889, ae. 64-2-10. Mrs. Gurdy 
res. Bristol. Children : 

a. Arno Everard, b. Waltham, Me., July 12, 1855; m. Lillian 
Slagle, at Westfield, Wis. ; res. Waupeca, Wis. 

b. Bella Dana, b. Bristol, Sept. 6, 1869 ; m. Karl G. Cavis. (See.) 

33. Elvira C, b. Sept. 19, 1827 ; m. David Mason. (See.) 

34. James Norris, b. Dec. 19 (14), 1830. Never married. Killed in 
mines of California, June 16, i860, ae. 29-5-27. 

35. Orrin P., b. Mar. 28, 1833 ; went to Lawrence, Mass., about 1853 ; 
m. Dec. 25, 1865, Delia Poole, dau. of Charles. She d. Lawrence, Mar. 
16, 1873 He d. in Bristol at residence of David Mason, June 26, 1896, ae. 
63-2-28. 

(20) John Gurdy, b. 1796, m. June 23, 1824, Betsey Hoyt, 
dau. of Samuel (See), b. 1801. He was a farmer next east of 
the Heath burying-ground. She d. in New Hampton, Aug. 
28, 1843, ae. 42 ; he d. in Burlington, Vt., in 1875, ae. 79. 

children, all born in Bristol. 

36. Samuel Hoyt, b. Mar. 20, 1825; m. Oct. 7, 1846, Cassandra, dau. 
of Benjamin Marden, b. Palermo, Me., Nov. 18, 1821. For 25 years or 



220 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

more he had charge of extensive lime kilns in Rockland, Me., where he 
d. Nov. 15, 1895, ae. 70-7-25. Children : 

a. Oscar True, b. Aug. 8, 1847 ; d. May 16, 1852, ae. 4-9-8. 

b. Harry Osgood, b. Duxbury, Mass., Jan. 1, i860; res. in 
Rockland ; manufacturer of lime and dealer in general merchan- 
dise. He m., Jan. 1, 1884, Effie S. Gregory, of Rockland, who 
d. Jan. 9, 1885, and he m. (2) Apr. 11, 1888, Julia M. Stnith, of 

Brooklyn, N. Y., Children: (1) Ruth C, b. Feb. 6, 1889. (2) Marie 
W., b. Dec. 25, 1890. 

c. Louise Marden, b. D., Dec. 16, 1865 ; m. Charles F. Ingraham 
Rockland, May 22, 1889. Children: (1) Hoyt Woods, b. Sept. 4, 
1890. (2) Oscar Gurdy, b. Mar. 29, 1892. (3) Edith Louise, b. 
June 1, 1894. 

37. Harriet, b. about 1829; m. Amasa Witherell, of Duxbury, Mass. 

38. Sophronia Emmons, b. July 6, 1830; m. John P. Flanders, Oct. 
25, 1851. He d. in Omaha, Neb., July 29, 1893, ae. 66-4-23. She res. 
Omaha. Children : 

a. Oscar D., b. Nashua, Sept. 5, 1853 ; m. Dec. 21, 1876, Alice 
Burns. 

b. Hattie Frances, b. Burlington, Vt., May 28, 1856 ; m. May 28, 
1875, George Philemon Tuttle. 

c. John Burton, b. Bristol, Feb 21, 1859 ; m. May 7, 1881, Nettie 
Beatrice Smith. 

d. Edward .Page, b. B., Aug. 3, 1861 ; m. Feb. 10, i88r, Ella Jane 
Smith. 

e. Frank Emmons, b. B., July 14, 1863 ; m. Aug. 20, 1882, Carrie 
Utrecht. 

f. Arthur Lansing, b. B., Oct. 31, 1864; d. Sept. 10, 1865. 

g. Lillie May, b. B., Dec. 2, 1866 ; m. Nov. 21, 1885, Maitland S. 
Durfee. 

h. Charles Augustus, b. Vergennes, Vt., Mar. 18, 1869; m. Sept. 
23, 1891, Nellie Mabel Lyons. 

39. Moses Newell, b. about 1833 ; a sailor, last heard from in Liver- 
pool, Eng., in 1861. 

THE HADLEY FAMILY 

1 . Charles Sumner Hadley was a resident of Bristol for a 
term of years previous to 1888. Painter. He m. Fannie Hasey 
of Lowell, Mass. He res. in Everett, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles Addison, b. Lowell, Mass. ; butcher in Everett, Mass. 

3. Herbert Edward, b. L., June 25, 1876; m. Nov. 1, 1899, Blanche 
E., dau. of William H. and Almira A. (Preston) Welch, b. Canaan, Sept. 
1, 1880. He is an employee at the woolen-mill. Child : 

a. Earl William, b. Bristol, Oct. 6, 1900. 

4. Arthur Parker, b. L., Sept. 30, 1877 ; spinner in the woolen-mill. 

5. Edith Amantha Eveline, b. Bristol; m. Edward W. Sanders. 
(See.) 

6. Nina Belle, b. B. ; m. Edward Andrews ; res. Bridgeport, Conn. 
One child. 

7. Fannie Edwina, b. B. 8. George Henry, b. Lowell. 
9. Una May, b. Bristol. 10. Lillian Leota, b. B. 



GENEALOGIES — HAEEY 221 

THE HALEY FAMILY 

i . Frank Patrick Haley, son of Patrick and Julia (O'Brien) 
Haley, was b. Peterboro, Nov. 15, 1857. He came to Bristol 
about 1874, and here m. June 17, 1877, Lela Ivanette, dau. of 
Joel C. Adams. (See.) Laborer, Republican. 

children 

2. Frank Joel, b. Bristol, Nov. 9, 1880; d. May 4. 1881. 

3. Alice May, (adopted) b. Franklin, May 26, 18S5. 

4. Myrtie Belle, b. Bristol, Sept. 16, 1887. 

5. Timmie Elmer, b. B., May 11, 1890; d. Sept. II, 1890. 



i. John Haley, a brother of Frank P., above, was b. 
Brookline, Oct. 4, 1853. Came to Bristol in 1875. Laborer. 
Unm. 



1. Dennis Haley, a brother of above, b. Newport, Nov. 
25, i860, m. Dec. 2.5, 1882, Addie Etta, dau. of Meshech G. 
Chandler. (See.) Res. in Bristol since 1880; for 20 years has 
been a machine tender in paper-mills. 

child 

1. Bernice Margaret, b. Bristol, June 1, 1895. 

THE HALL FAMILY 

1. Benjamin Hall was b. Jan. 22, 1790. He m. Nancy 
Brown, b. Apr. 28, 1791, and d. Bristol, Nov. 2, 1863, ae. 72- 
6-4. He came to Bristol about 181 2, and settled on the Hall 
farm where he and his son, Oliver S., lived and d. in the Hall 
neighborhood. He d. May 15, 1855, ae. 65-3-23. 

CHILDREN 

2. Rufus, b. Candia, Apr. 28, 1809 ; d. Dec. 4, 1882, ae. 73-7-6. 

3. Lyrnan, b. Mar. 27, 181 1 ; never 111.; d. May 1, 1884, ae. 73-1-4. 
#4. Oliver Smith, b. Bristol, Apr. 9, 1815. 

5. Albon Reuben, b. B., Nov. 28, 1828 ; d. Dec. 27, 1832, ae. 4-0-29. 

(4) Oliver S. Hall, b. Apr. 9, 1815, m. Isabel Chamberlain 
Morrison. She was b. June 30, 1821, and d. July 8, 1886, ae. 
65-0-8. He d. Aug. 10, 1895, ae. 80-4-1. Farmer, Democrat. 

CHILDREN 

6. Jennie N., b. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1839, m. Uriah H. Kidder. (See.) 

7. Adna Morrison, b. B., July 4, 1841 ; d. in the army Sept. 15, 1863, 
ae. 22-2-1 1. (See Roll of Honor.) 

8. Oliver Porter, b. B., May 18, 1843. (See Roll of Honor.) Hem. 
Dec. 21, 1889, Delia Dicey, dau. James A. Cloutman. Resided on home 
farm till after his m., then removed to Alexandria, thence to the West. 

9. Carrie Brown, b. B., May 13, 1847 ; m. Otis S. Damon. (See.) 



222 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

i. Joseph Hall, son of Horatio N. and Mahal a (Lee) Hall, 
was b. Groton, Mar. 2, 1848. He m. Jan. 29, 1868, Myra C, 
dau. of John C. and Betsey (Hall) Lang, b. Groton, Oct. 6, 
1845. They settled in Bristol about 1875. He is a woodworker. 
Methodist, Republican. 

THE HAMMOND FAMILIES 

1. Lucius Wilson Hammond, son of John C. and Lydia 
(Ladd) Hammond, was b. Thetford, Vt., Dec. 21, 1824. He 
m. June 21, 1847, Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Rev. Liba Conant, b. 
Nov. 13, 182 1. He was a trader in Wentworth, and in Bristol 
from 187 1 till he d., July 23, 1882, ae. 57-7-2. He represented 
Hebron in legislature of 1856. Democrat. Justice of the peace. 
She d. Bristol, May 25, 1885, ae. 63-6-12. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ella Elizabeth, b. Hebron, Mar. 5, 1853 ; m. Charles H. Calley. 
(See.) 

3. George Henry, b. H., Feb. 7, 1855; m. Mar. 10, 1883, Mrs. Annie 
W. (George) Gale, dau. Arial H." (See.) He succeeded his father in 
trade, and d. Apr. 25, 1903, ae. 48-2-18. Child : 

a. Louise Wilson, b. Bristol, Mar. 10, 1885. 



1. Stephen Frost Hammond is the son of Rodney and 
Abigail (Frost) Hammond, b. in Bridgewater, Mar. 15, 1852. 
He m. Apr. 20, 1876, Annie Judson, dau. of Walter H., and 
Serena Lane (Farrington) Sargent, b. Boscawen, Mar. 21, 1857. 
(See Literature.) He came to Bristol from Bridgewater, Oct., 
1883. Has been salesman for 17 years at the store now owned 
by Weymouth, Brown & Co. 

CHILDREN 

2. Arthur Frost, b. Bridgewater, Apr. 27, 1877 ; m. Aug. 27, 1902, 
Ella F., dau. Charles F. Dow, b. Londonderry, Apr. 22, 1882. Is a book- 
keeper for Standard Oil Co., East Boston, Mass. 

3. George Walter, b. B., Nov. 26, 1878; m. July 26, 1896, Mamie, 
dau. Moody S. Cheney. (See.) In boot and shoe business, Bridgewater, 
Mass. Child : 

a. Cleon C, b. Nov. 9, 1898. 

4. Grace Elfleda, b. B., Mar. 6, 1881 ; in. Sept. 24, 1900, George 
Hammond Wingate. He is a printer at Beverly, Mass. 

5. Serena Belle, b. Bristol, Aug. 14, 1884; m. May 11, 1902, James 
Barclay Lidstone. He is clerk at Hotel Bristol. 



1. Elmer Herbert Hammond, son of Nathan D. and Clara 
(Pike) Hammond, was b. Bridgewater, Sept. 17, 1870. He m. 
Nov. 4, 1893, Mrs. Lucy Jane Proctor, dau. George W. Keezer. 
He came to Bristol 1892. Teamster. No children. 



GENEALOGIES — HANAFORD 223 

THE HANAFORD FAMILY 

1. William Foster Hanaford, son of Alfred and Lorana 
(Smith) Hanaford, was b. Plymouth, Feb. 22, 1841. He 
enlisted Oct. 4, 1861, from Sanbornton in Co. F, 8th Regt., N. 
H. Vols., as a private, and served in the department of the 
Gulf; reenlisted Jan. 4, 1864; appointed corporal Feb. 14, 
1864, sergeant Sept. 1, 1864, first sergeant Nov., 1864. He 
was a volunteer for a forlorn-hope charge on the enemy's works 
at Port Hudson, in 1863. Was discharged Jan. 1, 1865, at 
Natchez, Miss. He m. Aug. 11, 1867, Amanda G., dau. of 
Jeremiah Ward. (See.) He was a farmer in Hill till 1884, 
when he came to Bristol ; here has been a farmer and has 
operated a milk route. No children. Republican. G. A. R. 



Oliver Hanaford, a brother of above, was b. Sanbornton in 
1849. He m. Aug. 3, 1894, Julia, dau. James M. Lake, b. Eng- 
land, Aug. 29, 1849. No children. Has been a laborer here. 

THE HARLOW FAMILY 

William P. Harlow was in Bristol in 1861. He m. Jan. 1, 
1862, Octavia, dau. of Nathaniel Moulton, b. Concord, May 21, 
1843. Aug. 12, 1862, he enlisted in the 12th Regt., N. H. 
Vols., and d. of disease at Washington, D. C, Oct. 16, 1862, 
ae. 23. (See Roll of Honor.) Mrs. Harlow m. (2) John W. 
Wilbur. (See.) 

THE HARRIMAN FAMILY 

1. John Harriman, son of John, m. Sally Heath, of Plais- 
tow. They came from Hampstead and settled on the River 
road in Bridgewater. He was a Free Baptist preacher ; d. in 
Bridgewater ; she d. in Stewartstown. Of his nine children, 
three were as follows : 

2. Samuel, b. Feb. 3, 1776; m. Feb. 19, 1798, Chloe, dau. of Simeon 
Cross. (See.) He is supposed to have been the Samuel Harriman who 
was post-rider iu 181 6. They removed to Stewartstown. 
#3. John, b. Hampstead, Feb. n, 1778. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1786; m. Simeon Cross. (See.) 

(3) John Harriman, b. Feb. 11, 1778, lived in what is 
now the Smith pasture, north of the Locke neighborhood. In 
1826, he removed to Plymouth purchasing large farm on Baker's 
river. He m. in March, 1802, Betsey, dau. of James and Mary 
(Craig) Aiken, b. Dec. 20, 1785. He d. Plymouth, Jan. 4, 



224 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1865, ae. 86-10-23; she d. Mar. 29, 1872, ae. 86-3-9. Of his 
13 children, two were 

5. Eliza, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 27, 1803; m. Jesse Prescott. (See.) 
-Y;6. Hiram, b. B., Dec. 25, 1819. 

(6) Hiram Harriman, b. Dec. 25, 1819, was a graduate of 
the New Hampton Literary Institution. Apr. 1, 1847, he m. 
Abigail Silvea (or Silver) Preston, b. Rumney, Mar. 6, 1821. 
Hiram was a prominent man in Plymouth ; was selectman and 
represented his town in the legislature. In April, 1867, removed 
to Bristol, engaging in the manufacture of buckskin gloves and 
mittens with Jason C. Draper. He d. Dec. 19, 1871, ae. 51- 
11-24; she d. Aug. 22, 1887, ae. 66-5-16. 

children, all born in Plymouth 

7. William Edward, b. July 1, 1848; d. B., Nov. 21, 1884, ae. 36-4-20. 

8. Alfred Preston, b. Jan. 9, 1850; m. Mar. 14, 1891, Mrs. Minetta M. 
Norris, widow of William T. Norris, Esq., and dau. of Rufus L. Martin, 
b. Apr. 30, 1853, in Andover. Was a glove manufacturer and shoe dealer. 
After his m. res. five years in Danbury, returning to Bristol in 1896, since 
which time he has been a painter and nurse. Children : 

a. William Martin, 1 K t-> „k„ r\^ „„ T c~ T 

b. John Norris, ' }b. Danbury, Oct. 27, 1891. 

c. Fred Rufus, b. Danbury. 

9. Moses Franklin, b. Feb. 20, 1855 ; m. May 3, 1876, Laura Matilda, 
dau. of Dr. John and Mary Ann Whitmore, b. Hebron, Apr. 2, 1856, and 
d. Akron, Colo., Apr. 10, 1893, ae. 37-0-8. He m. Dec, 15, 1894, Emily 
L. Colby, of Warner. He has been connected with glove manufacturing 
at Warner, Akron, Colo., and at Littleton, where he now res. Children: 

a. Grace Elinor, b. Littleton, Feb. 20, 1881 ; m. Dec. 25, 1901, 
Ellsworth Hawkins, of Littleton. 

b. Louise Preston, b. L., Sept. 27, 1884; d. Dec. 6, 1884. 

c. Frederick Whitmore, b. Oskaloosa, Iowa, June 2, 1888. 

d. Laurie, b. Akron, Colo., Mar. 24, 1893 ; died in infancy. 

10. John Fremont, b. May 11, 1857; m. Sept. 9, 1879, Ellen Louise, 
dau. of Robert L. and Lydia Jane Nelson, b. Bath, and d. Chicago, 
111., Feb. 8, 1894. He m. Dec. 16, 1896, Clara B. Hibbard, b. Piermont, 
Sept. 11, 1863. No children. Res. Concord. 

THE HARRIS FAMILY 

1. Simon Harris, son of Job and Helena Harris, was b. in 
1770. He was a resident of Bridgewater, and the mail-carrier 
between Haverhill and Concord, i8i7-'20. He was deputy 
sheriff from 1807 till 1818. He d. in Bridgewater Jan. 13, 1821, 
ae. 51 years. He m. Sept. 17, 1790, Susanna, dau. of Capt. 
Jonathan Crawford. She d. July 19, 1850, ae. 77-10-S. They 
had 13 children, of whom two were 

*2. Rufus, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 3, 1805. 
3. Phebe, b. B., Jan. 2, 18^7; m. (1) Thomas Fogg; (2) Sewell San- 
born. 



GENEALOGIES — HASTINGS 225 

(2) Rufus Harris, b. Aug. 3, 1805, m., in 1831, Violet 
Lucy, dau. Solomon Sanborn, b. Rumney, Aug. 30, 1807. He 
came from Plymouth in 1842 ; was an employee at Moore's 
Mills till 1850, when he removed to Ashland. Mrs. Harris d. in 
Bristol, May 24, 1848, ae. 40-8-24, and he m. in 1853, Elvira 
Webster. He d. Ashland, Apr. 17, 1886, ae. 80-8-14. 

CHILDREN 

4. Amanda Melvina, b. Holderness, Jan. 21, 1832 ; m. 1852, Lucius 
S. Gordon. She d. New Hampton, June 3, 1865, ae. 33-4-12. 

5. Frances Maria, b. Lowell, Mass., Mar. 28, 1834; m. July 30, 1854, 
Capt. Stephen B. Dow. He followed the sea 38 years visiting nearly all 
parts of the globe. They res. New Hampton, where he d. Mar. 17, 1871, 
ae. 52-2-10. Children : 

a. Charles Warren, b. June 22, 1855. At 16 went to Zanzibar, 
Africa. Was eight years in Africa, India, and Auckland, New Zea- 
land ; was U. S. consul at Zanzibar. He m. (r) May 1, 1882, Paul- 
ine Avery Whitton ; (2) Louise Caldwell, June 6, 1900. Res. 
LaCrosse, Wis. 

b. William Henry, b. Jan. 23, 1858 ; m. Mar. 1, 1893, Mrs. Ellen 
(Hall) Ellis. Res. New Hampton. 

c. Harriette Simpson, b. June 28, i860 ; m. (1) Frank E. Tucker, 
Dec. 9, 1890; (2) Russell A. Carver, Mar. 26, 1896. 

d. Stephen Webster, b. June 24, 1864; m. Apr. 1, 1888, Carrie 
Fletcher. Was killed at Newport, Vt., July 31, 1889, while making 
up a train, ae. 25-1-7. 

e. Walter Raleigh, b. Nov. 11, 1868; m. Sarah M. Curtis, Dec. 
2 5i J 893- Was postmaster at New Hampton. 

/. Edward Everett, b. Dec. 4, 1871 ; m. Amy M. Tappan, Oct. 
19, 1900 ; res. LaCrosse, Wis. 

6. William Franklin, b. Sept. 23, 1836; m. July 19, 1870, Mrs. 
Electa T., widow of Gustavus Emmons. (See.) Served as musician in 
Union army ; he res. Ashland. Two children. 

7. Martha Currier, b. Plymouth, July 27, 1839 ; m. Sept. — , 1859, 
James L. Cox. She d. Westcla, Kan., July 20, 1900, ae. 60-11-23. 

8. Angelina Webster, b. P., Aug. — , 1842; d. Aug. — , 1847, in Bris- 
tol, ae. 5-0-. 

9. Louisa Jane, b. Bristol, Mar. 28, 1844 ; d. New Hampton, Feb. 27, 
1S61, ae. 16-10-29. 

10. Harriet Lucy, b. B., June 28, 1847 \ m - * n 1865, Newton B. Plum- 
mer, who served as private in 12th Regt., N. H. Vols., and as captain 32nd 
U. S. Colored Infty. Res. Meredith Center. 

THE HASTINGS FAMILY 

1. Asa Hastings was b. Dec. 28, 1752. He m., Mar. 22, 
1775, in Mason, Molly Lowell, b. Dec. 30, 1752. They removed 
from Salem to Alexandria, and about 1779, settled on the Hast- 
ings farm in Bristol, where she d. ae. 85. He went to Canada 
to visit his children and there d., ae. 85. He was a Revolution- 
ary soldier from Alexandria. 

CHILDREN 

2. Lydia, b. Alexandria, Dec. 3, 1775 ; m. Daniel McMurphy, Alexan- 
dria. 

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226 HISTORY OF BRISTOI, 

#3. Joseph, b. A., May 7, 1777. 
#4. Jonas, b. A., Jan. 19, 1779. 

5. Asa, b. Bristol ; d. 1781, ae. 16 months. 

6. Phebe, b. B., Dec. 18, 1782 ; m. Robert Simonds ; lived and d. in 
Alexandria. 

7. Amos, b. B., Mar. 19, 1785 ; lived and d. in Canada. 

8. Adnah, b. B., July 7, 1787 ; m. Blynn (or Ingalls) and removed to 
Kentucky. (Bridgewater records say Adnah Hastings m. Jonathan In- 
galls, Nov. 25, 1813.) 

9. Simeon, b. B., Mar. 7, 1790; removed to Indiana. 

10. Asa, b. B., Oct. 15, 1792 ; removed to New York. 

11. Moses, b. B., May 15, 1795; removed to Stewartstown. 

(3) Joseph Hastings, b. May 7, 1777, m. Mary (Polly) 
Sanborn, dau. of Joseph (See), b. May 4, 1778. They resided 
just south of Smith's river in the Borough, and here a family of 
children were b. The father and all the children, except John, 
went to Canada and there d. The mother d. in Hill, Nov., 
1812, ae. 34 years. 

CHILD 

#12. John, b. Hill, June 17, 1799. 

(4) Jonas Hastings, b. Jan. 19, 1779, m. Nov. 28, 1805, 
Polly Ordway, of Hebron, who d. Mar. 17, 181 1. He m. (2) 
Apr. 2, 1812, Nancy Atwood, dau. Moses, b. Aug. 17, 1786, d. 
Jan. 18, 1864, ae. 77-5-1. Jonas succeeded his father on the 
farm, where he d. Jan. 13, 1869, ae. 89-11-24. 

children, all born Bristol 

-Y- 13- John, b. Dec. 19, 1806. 

14. Hannah, b. Jan. 24, 1808; m. Nov. 19, 1828, Joseph Wallace, of 
Alexandria, b. Jan. 22, 1808. He was killed by blasting, while at work 
building railroad between Dowell and Boston. She m. (2) Caleb Sawyer. 
(See.) Children: 

a. Charles, b. Aug. 14, 1829; res. Roxbury, Mass. 

b. Benjamin, b. Nov. 19, 1830; adopted by his uncle, John 
Hastings ; went to California. 

15. Asa, b. Feb. 20, 1809 ; d. July 13, 1834, ae. 25-4-23. 

16. Infant, b. Mar. 25, 1810 ; d. Mar. 28, 1810. 

17. Infant, b. Feb. 27, 1811 ; d. Feb. 28, 1811. 

18. Polly, b. May 9, 1813 ; m. Nov. 28, 1837, Benjamin Patten. She 
d. B., June 21, 1851, ae. 38-1-12; he d. Alexandria, Oct. 2, 1876, ae. 62- 
11-23. Children, all b. in Alexandria : 

a. Emily, b. Aug. 28, 1838; m. Humphrey Pettingill, Alexan- 
dria. No children. 

b. Seth G., b. Nov. 16, 1840. Res. unm. in Alexandria. 

c. Amanda, b. Sept. 16, 1843 ; m. George Martin. 

d. Jonas F., b. Mar. 4, 1845 ; m. Georgianna, dau. Charles H. 
Dicey, b. Alton, Aug. 4, 1864. He d. Bristol, Oct. 8, 1893, ae. 48- 
7-4. She m. (2) James E. Gordon. (See.) 

e. Manson B., b. Nov. 4, 1848. (See.) 

f. Polly, b. May 21, 1851 ; d. June 20, 1851. 

19. Jonas, b. May 28, 1815 ; m. Oct. 22, 1837, Betsey, dau. Thomas 
and Mary (Hemphill) Bailey, b. Bow, Aug. 16, 1813, d. Natick, Mass., 

June 11, 1886, ae. 72-9-25. He d. Natick, June 11, 1888, ae. 73-0-13. He 
was a farmer in Bristol till 1840. Children : 



GENEALOGIES — HASTINGS 227 

a. Asa, b. Bristol, Oct. 10, 1838. Has lived for many years in 
Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. Unm. 

b. Jerome, b. Saubornton, July 8, 1840; m. May 22, 1867, Lizzie 
Entwistle, b. England, Oct. 20, 1840; d. Natick, Mass., Nov. 15, 
1879, ae. 39-0-25. He res. Natick ; is conductor on B. & A. rail- 
road. 

20. Nancy, b. Oct. 23, 1817 ; m. Nov. 24, 1842, Samuel C. Harrington. 
He d. Nov. 19, 1879, in Manchester, ae. 63-0-16. Five children. 

21. Sophia, b. Feb. 6, 1820; m. Nov. 25, 1847, Nathaniel Whittier, 
of Orange, b. June 21, 1825. Child: 

a. Julia S., b. Orange, Nov. 17, 1857; m - Nov. 17, 1874, Samuel 
L. Hoyt, of Orange. 

22. Susan, b. Aug. 28, 1823; m. Feb. 13, 1849, Abel Ford, of Orange. 
Children : 

a. Mary Emma, b. Oct. 17, 1853; m. Oct. 17, 1871, Frank H. 
Dexter, of Danbury. 

b. Alice Luella, b. Dec. 31, 1863; m. May 1, 1880, John T. 
Morrison, of Danbury. 

23. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 50, 1826 ; m. Sept. 19, 1847, Edwin G. Har- 
rington, b. Jan. 21, 1826. Res. Manchester. Children: 

c. Evelyn, b. Manchester, Mar. 7, 1849. Unm. 

b. Susan Maria, b. M., Aug. 24, 1850; m. Oct. 24, 1872, Henry 
Clark. 

c. Luther M., b. M., May 8, 1853 ; unm. 

d. Edward Henry, b. M., Sept. 2, 1855; d. Feb. 11, 1875, ae. 

19-5-9- 

e. Mary Emma Hastings, b. M., July 29, 1859; d. Feb. 18, 1864, 
ae. 4-6-19. 

/. William Squires, b. M., Oct. 30, i860; m. Sept. 27, 1884, Lois 
Mclntire ; res. Goffstown. 

g. James Hastings, b. M., June 1, 1864; m. Nov. 2, 1885, May 
Hunt. 

h. Mary Emma, b. M., Mar. 20, 1866. Unm. 

i. Lucy Ann, b. M., Apr. 14, 1868; d. May 26, 1873, ae. 5-1-12. 

24. Mary Jane, b. Apr. 19, 1829 ; m. David M. Chase. (See.) 

(12) John Hastings, b. June 17, 1799, m. Sarah, dau. of 
Robert Morrill. She d. Hill, Sept. 23, 1882, ae. 79-2-6 ; he d. 
same place, Sept. 20, 18S2, ae. 83-3-3. Farmer on south bank 
of Smith's river in the Borough ; later res. at Profile Falls. 

CHILDREN 

25. Mary Elizabeth, b. Hill, Dec. — , 1820; m. Pettingill G. Carleton. 
(See.) 

#26. Robert Smith, b. H., Apr. 14, 1825. 

27. Rufus, b. H.; d. at 3 years of age from falling into a tub of scald- 
ing water. 

28. Sarah Philinda, b. Bristol, Nov. 30, 1831 ; m. Pettingill G. Carle- 
ton. (See.) 

29. Artemissia, b. Hill, m. Alonzo Addison. Six children. Res. Hill. 

(13) Col. John Hastings, b. Dec. 19, 1806, m. Apr. 18, 
1833, Dorothy S., dau. of Benjamin Emmons. (See.) He 
spent his life on the farm where his father and grandfather had 
lived. He was colonel of the 34th Regt., state militia. He d. 



228 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Dec. 12, 1890, ae. 83-11-23 ; she d. Apr. 8, 1891, ae. 77-8-26. 
Both lifelong Methodists. Republican. 

children, all born in Bristol 

30. Gustavus Adolphus, b. Jan. 25, 1834. He went to Iowa when a 
young man and never returned. Oct. 31, 1866, he m. Helen, dau. of 
George and Amanda (Peal) Mentzer, b. Chambersburg, Pa., Mar. 22, 
1848. For many years overseer in the iron department of the railroad 
shops at Oxford Junction, Iowa. Children : 

a. George, b. Davenport, Iowa, Feb. 26, 1869. 

b. Helen Gertrude, b. D., Dec. 31, 1871. 

c. Flora Bell, b. D., Oct. 15, 1873. 

31. Eliza Ann, b. July 18, 1836; m. David Batchelder. (See.) 

32. Clarinda Jane, b. Jan. 16, 1839; m. Carroll Sanborn. (See.) 

33. Laura Maria, b. Apr. 20, 184.1 ; m. Oct. 30, 1880, George Taylor, 
son of William, b. Derry, June 22, 1839. Res. Franklin Falls. Child : 

a. Grace Hastings, b. Derry, Aug. 6, 1881. 

34. John Franklin, b. Aug. 9, 1843 ; m. Jan. 1, 1867, Helen Marzetta, 
dau. George and Caroline (Danforth) Webster, b. Laconia, June 10, 
1843. Since 1875, a harness maker and undertaker at Penacook. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Arthur Grant, b. Penacook, Aug. 1, 1868 ; d. Sept. 26, 1869, 
ae. 1-1-25. 

b. Frank Irving, b. P., Mar. 30, 1871 ; m. Sept. 14, 1893, Maude 
May Huggins. Res. Concord. 

35. George Henry, b. Jan. 9, 1847; m. Aug. 1, 1872, Laura Jane, dau. 
Samuel C, and Susan F. Bartlett, b. Campton, June 5, 1847. I s a Metho- 
dist clergyman; member of Vermont conference, i873~'79; New Hampshire 
conference, i879-'82 ; Detroit (Mich.) conference i882-'87 ; Northwest 
Iowa conference, i887-'9i ; New England Southern conference since 
1891 ; now at Everett, Mass. 

36. Charles Albert, b. Mar. 4, 1849. His last known address was 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

37. Levi W., b. Sept. 1, 1852; m. Apr. 23, 1884, Tillie Esther, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth McClelland, b. Allegheny, Pa., July 21, 1863. They 
res. Des Moines, Iowa. No children. 

38. Holman Kelley, b. Oct. 15, 1853 ; m. Apr. 29, 1879, Mary Sophia 
Rowell, Tunbridge Vt. Graduated Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloom- 
ington, 111., in 1885. A Methodist clergyman. Member of Vermont con- 
ference, i875~'85 ; Iowa conference, 1885-. Last known address, Ireton, 
Iowa. He represented Hancock, Vt., in the state legislature, and was 
superintendent of schools at Hancock. 

39. Myron L., b. Sept. 1, 1855. Was living in 1898, at Oxford 
Junction, Iowa. 

40. Almon C, b. Dec. 3, 1859; m. Aug. 21, 1883, Addie M., dau. 
Lucius L. and Sophia A. Thomas, b. Alexandria, Aug. 5, 1864. He suc- 
ceeded his father on the home farm. Child : 

a. Viola A., b. Aug. 29, 1884. 

(26) Robert Smith Hastings, b. Apr. 14, 1825, m. Feb. 
17, 1848, Priscilla Straw, of Hill, b. June 30, 1825. She d. 
Jan. 2, 1854, and he m. June 13, 1855, Julia Ann, dau. of 
Jeremiah and Betsey (Tenney) Carleton, b. Hill, Apr. 13, 1825. 
He came to Bristol in 1867 ; is a surveyor, millwright, and 
builder, and a man of superior judgment in his lines. Has 




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GENEALOGIES — HAYNES 229 

served four years as selectman and two years as supervisor of 
the checklist. Republican, Odd Fellow. 

CHILDREN 

41. Ida I., b.Hill, Feb. 27, 1852 ; m. Isaac C. Ballou. (See.) 

42. Cora Agnes, b. H., June 13, 1862; m. Sept. 28, 1884, Lowell I. 
Hanson. He was b. No. Conway, Dec. 13, 1857 ; is a farmer in Sanborn- 
ton. Children : 

a. Carl Eugene, b. Northfield, Nov. 20, 1885. 

b. Clarissa, b. Sanboruton, Apr. n, 1888. 

c. Lowell Perley, b. S., Nov. 10, 1890. 

d. Susan Julia, b. S., Mar. 11, 1894. 

e. Robert Louis, b. S., May 7, 1900. 



THE HAYNES FAMILY 

1. Jeremiah Austin Haynes, son of Stephen and Mary 
( Foss) Haynes, was b. Northfield, May 4, 1819, and d. in Bris- 
tol, Mar. 12, 1893, ae. 73-10-8. He m., Feb. 21, 1843, Sarah 
C, dau. of Stephen and Hannah (Chase) Long. She d. Bris- 
tol, Apr. 10, 1861 ; he m., Apr. 10, 1868, Mrs. Hattie A. 
Weaver, of Penacook, widow of William. She d. Bristol, Feb. 
28, 1888, ae. 60-10-15, an d ne m -< J an - 22 > l8 89, Mrs. Samantha 
J., widow of Thomas B. Ross, of Hebron. He was one of the 
founders of the Baptist church at Penacook, and retained his 
membership there till death. He came to Bristol in 1855 ; was 
an active worker in the Congregational church and superin- 
tendent of its Sunday-school. A zealous Odd Fellow ; a frequent 
manager of funerals ; Republican, represented Bristol in the 
legislature in 1862 and '63. A blacksmith ; in trade a few years. 

CHILD 

2. Emma Frances, b. Penacook, Mar. 21, 1850; m. Nov. 23, 1871, 
Frank G. Blake, b. New Hampton, Nov. 2, 1849. He d. Aug. 16, 1891, 
ae. 41-9-14. She has since res. in Bristol. Children : 

a. Ina Sarah, b. New Hampton, Aug. 2, 1874. 

b. Elwin Austin, b. N. H., Aug. 30, 1879. 

c. Charles Frank, b. N. H., Dec. 18, 1884. Is a printer. 

d. Mary Alice, b. N. H., July 16, 1890. 



THE HAYWARD FAMILY 

1. Jonas Reed Hayward, son of Josiah and Rebecca, was 
b. Antrim, Apr. 25, 1805, and d. Alexandria, Jan. 9, 1873, ae. 
67-8-14. He m., Oct. 30, 1832, Marcia, dau. of Moses West 
Sleeper. (See.) She d. Pembroke, Oct. 25, 1854, ae. 44-9-29. 
He m. (2) Aug., 1855, Mary W. Bodwell. He was a farmer. 
Res. in Bristol, 1864-69. Methodist. 

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230 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Ruth A., b. Oct. 24, 1833. Unm. Res. Norwood Junction, N. Y. 

3. Emma J., b. Oct. 27, 1835; m. John F. Vose, a farmer in Alexan- 
dria, where she d., Oct. 4, 1888, ae. 52-11-7. 

4. Augusta S., b. May 22, 1840 ; m. Charles F. Noyes, Franklin, and 
d. Mar. 5, 1889, ae. 48-9-13. 

5. Mary M., b. Alexandria, Mar. 2, 1842 ; m. Gustavus Roby. (See.) 

6. Hattie L., b. A., Oct. 31, 1846; m. Oct. 31, 1867, Lorenzo L. Frost. 
He is a paper manufacturer, Norwood Junction, N. Y. Children : 

a. Frederic Worthen, b. Franklin, Jan. 8, 1870; graduated from 
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1894. A lawyer in New 
York city. 

b. Lorena May, b. F., Dec. 21, 1873. 

c. Luther Hayward, b. F., Jan. 17, 1878. Graduated from Wes- 
leyan Universit}^, 1903. 

THE HEATH FAMILIES 

1. The Heaths of Bristol are the descendants of William 
I., who came from England with his wife, Mary, and five chil- 
dren, on frigate Lyon, landing Sept. 16, 1632. All his children 
were b. in London. They settled in Roxbury, Mass. He was 
a member of the first assembly of deputies, May 14, 1634, and 
for some years subsequently. He d. May 29, 1652 ; his wife, 
Mary, d. Dec. 16, 1659. One of his children was 

2. Peleg, who m. Susanna. He res. in Roxbury ; was 
freeman in 1652, and d. of wounds Nov. 18, 1671. He had nine 
children, of whom the sixth w r as 

3. William, b. Jan. 30, 1664. Hem. Hannah Weld, Nov. 
11, 1685 ; settled in Roxbury, and d. Nov. 3, 1738, ae. 74-9-3. 
He had nine children, of whom the seventh was 

4. Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1701. He was a well-to-do farmer 
in Plaistow. He was probably living with his son, Samuel, in 
that part of Bridgewater now Bristol, in 1794, as this year it 
was voted to allow Samuel Heath, Jr., "ten shillings for his 
father on account of his carrying Molly Clark out of town." 
He was the father of at least five 

children 

5. Stephen. "Stephen Heath m. Anna Peaslee, Nov. 28, 1799." — 
Bridgewater records. 

#6. Samuel, b. Plaistow, 1754. 

#7. Joshua, b. Sept. 7, 1760. 8. John. 

9. Daniel. He was evidently in that part of New Chester now Bris- 
tol as early as 1779, as his name appears on the tax-list of that year. In 
1785, he was taxed for three acres of tillage land, twelve acres of mowing 
and twelve of pasturage. The amount of land under cultivation was 
more than that of any other resident of New Chester, except Cutting 
Favor and Benjamin Emmons, who had about the same. At the first 
meeting of the new town of Bridgewater (1788), he served as modera- 
tor and was then elected as constable for the collection of taxes. He 
served as moderator at meetings held Nov. 3 and Dec. 15 of the same 



GENEALOGIES — HEATH 23 1 

year. At a meeting held Apr. 2, 1789, Samuel Worthen was chosen a 
collector "to complete the collection of taxes for 1788, committed to 
Daniel Heath, deceased." By this it would seem that Daniel Heath died 
between Dec. 15, 1788, and Apr. 2, 1789. He probably d. after the annual 
meeting in March or the election of a successor would have. taken place 
at that time. He d. "while on a business trip to Coos county." His 
farm was that now owned by Hiram T. Heath, three miles east of 
Central square. The buildings were on the opposite side of the road 
from the present farmhouse. That he had a family is apparent. He 
had among his children 

a. Daniel. He enlisted in the Revolutionary army from New 
Chester in June, 1780, when his age was given as 16 years. The 
marriage of Daniel Heath, Jr., and Joanna Ingalls was recorded as 
solemnized by Elder Ward, Mar. 8, 1785. A Daniel Heath m. 
Abigail Ingalls, dau. of Jonathan (See), Nov. 12, 1795, and a Daniel 
Heath m. Judith George, of Sandwich, June 1, 1797. These three 
may be identical, but there is nothing to establish the fact. 

(6) Samuel Heath, b. 1754, was a Revolutionary soldier 
from Plaistow. He was a resident of Plymouth 1779 to 1785, 
when he removed to Bristol. He m., Apr. ir, 1782, Sarah 
Webster, of Plymouth. Mrs. Lewis Heath, a daughter-in-law, 
said he bought the Heath farm, in 1794, of his brother, Stephen. 
If so, it would seem that Stephen succeeded Daniel in the 
ownership. Samuel was a teamster as well as farmer and made 
trips to Boston for freight, occupying two weeks for each trip. 
He d. in Bristol, June 13, 1833, ae. 79. She d. Bristol, July 7, 
1839, ae. 76-2-7. 

CHILDREN 

10. Sarah, b. Plymouth, Sept. 3, 1783. Lived and d. on her father's 
farm in Bristol. Never m. 
#11. Samuel, b. P., Mar. 22, 1785. 
#12. Robert, b. Bristol, Nov. 14, 1788. 

13. Moses, b. B., Sept. 19, 1791 ; m. Nancy Norris, Chelsea, Vt., lived 
and d. in Haverhill. 

14. Elizabeth, b. B., Mar. 15, 1795 (Ballou record says 1793); m. Oct. 
r2, 1813, Oliver Ballou. (See.) 

15. Hannah, b. B., May i, 1796; m. Samuel R. Worthen. (See.) 

16. Lucy, b. B., Nov. 3, 1799 ; d. Aug. 19, 1828, ae. 28-9-16. 

17. Webster, b. B., Dec. 3, 1801 ; d. Feb. 18, 1830, ae. 28-2-15. 
•*i8. Lewis, b. B., Aug. 15, 1803. 

(7) Joshua Heath, b. Sept. 7, 1760, m. Nov. 7, 1785, 
Hannah Webster, a sister of the wife of his brother Samuel. He 
d. Jan. 25, 1832, ae. 71-4-18 ; she d. Mar. 1, 1842, ae. 75. 
He was taxed in Plymouth, i783-'87; removed to Groton. There 
were among his fourteen 

CHILDREN 

19. Betsey, b. July 4, 1796; m. Isaac Crosby. (See.) 

20. Willard, b. Groton, Sept. 7, 1807; m. Abigail Spaulding. She 
was b. Oct. 12, 181 2, and d. Apr. 21, 1862, ae. 49-6-9. He m. Nov. 15, 
1862, Adeline C, dau. of John C. and Nancy (Ladd) Hammond, b. Hebron, 
July 6, 1839. He was a farmer and trader. He res. in Bristol from 1874 
till he d. Dec. 7, 1884, ae. 77-3-0. Mrs. Heath res. Concord. Children: 



232 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Willard Russell, b. Groton, Jan. 13, 1868 ; m. Feb. 7, 1894, 
Gertrude M., dau. Dr. Alfred and Mary (Moore) Dearborn, b. No. 
Weare, Mar. 5, 1870. Is a salesman in Fitchburg, Mass. 

b. Helen Celia, b. Bristol, Feb. 22, 1880. Is a graduate of Vas- 
sar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Is a teacher. 

(11) Samuel Heath, b. Mar. 22, 1785, m. Margaret Fel- 
lows, who d. Nov. 22, 1856, ae. 64-4-; he d. June 23, 1874, ae. 
89-3-1 - He succeeded his father on the home farm. 

children, all born in Bristol 

21. Lydia Jane, b. Dec. 30, 1812 ; m. Isaac C. Tilton. (See.) 

22. Minerva T., b. May 6, 1817; d. in family of her brother, Hiram,, 
Jan. 28, 1892, ae. 74-8-22 ; unm. 

#23. Hiram, b. Nov. 18, 1820. 

24. David M., b. Aug. 24, 1823; m. Jan. u, 1853, Susan Emily, dau. 
Merrill and Ruth (Mooney) Cox, b. Holderness, Oct. 31, 1832 ; d. Bristol, 
Oct. 25, 1854, ae. 21-11-24. He m., Dec. 6, i860, Mary A. Plummer. He 
was a farmer in Ashland, and there d. Mar. 18, 1865, ae. 41-6-24. Child : 

a. Emma Sarah, b. Holderness, Jan. 29, 1854; m. Arthur B. 
Flanders, Feb. 26, 1874. 

25. Samuel Worthen, b. Aug. 31. 1825 ; m. May 7, 1850, Hannah N., 
dau. Eliphalet and Mehitable (Prescott) Lord, b. Northfield, Jan. 9, 
1833. He was a shoemaker and removed from Bristol to New Hampton, 
in 1869, where he d. Mar. 23, 1889, ae. 63-6-22. She res. New Hampton. 
Children : 

a. Annie, b. Bristol, Dec. 4, 1854 ; m. Charles G. Robinson. 
(See.) 

b. True A., b. B., May, 1856; m., 1882, Rose Willis, of Enfield. 
Res. Concord. 

#26. Pliney Emmons, b. Aug. 2, 1828. 
27. Webster, b. May 29, 1831 ; m. Mar. n, 1866, Angie M., dau. of 
Levi and Mary (Mathews) Yeaton, b. Epsom, May 20, 1842. Res. Wake- 
field, Mass. She d. Wakefield, Oct. 20, 1896, ae. 54-5-0. (See Roll of 
Honor.) Children : 

a. Maud Inez, b. Bristol, July 18, 1867 ; was teacher in Bristol 
graded schools 4 years; m. Oct. 31, 1893, Lewis E. Carter, M.D., 
of Wakefield. 

b. Myrtland Webster, b. B., May 12, 1872 ; d. May 17, 1873, ae. 
1-0-5. 

(12) Robert Heath, b. Nov. 14, 1788, m. Hannah, dau. of 
Stephen Nelson (See), b. Feb. 21, 1792. She d. in Bristol, 
Jan. 6, 1841, ae. 48-10-15, and he m. (2) Mrs. Polly B., widow 
of Joseph G. Dow. (See.) She d. July 31, 1863, ae. 72-4-9. 
He d. Oct. 8, 1853, ae. 64-10-24. He was a farmer a half mile 
from the main highway north of Hiram T. Heath's farmhouse. 
The buildings long since disappeared and the road has been 
discontinued. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#28. Stephen Nelson, b. Feb. 14, 1816. 

29. Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 5, 1817. Married Luther S. Fellows. (See.) 
#30. Samuel P., b. June 18, 1819. 

31. John S., b. July 31, 1821. He went to Vermont, where he m. 
Abigail Ayer. Two children. He d. Bristol, Sept. 28, 1854, ae. 33-1-27. 




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GENEALOGIES — HEATH 233 

$£32. Charles B., b. Nov. 5, 1823. 

#33. Horace Webster, b. Nov. 14, 1826. 

#34. Levi Nelson, b. Mar. 3, 1829. 

35. William P., b. Jan. 23, 1831 ; d. B., Dec. 31, 1847, ae. 16-11-8. 

36. Harriet J., b. Aug. 20, 1833 ; m. John F. Peters, Nov. 3, 1857 ; res. 
Concord. Children : 

a. Everett F., b. Mar. 12, 1863; d. July 28, 1863. 

b. Arthur W., b. Oct. 29, 1867 ; d. Oct. 14, 1872, ae. 4-11-15. 

37. Emily Wells, b. Dec. 14, 1835 ; m. Oliver Ballou. (See.) 

(18) Lewis Heath, b. Aug. 15, 1803, m. May 15, 1832, 
Sarah W., dau. of John Edwards. (See.) A year or two after 
their m. they removed to Haverhill, Mass., thence to Andover, 
where he d., Apr. 15, 1858, ae. 54-8-0. Mrs. Heath returned 
to Haverhill and was there living in 1897, at the age of 95 years. 

CHILDREN 

38. Rufus George, b. Bristol, July n, 1833 ; d. Jan. 2, 1841, ae. 7-5-21. 

39. Charles Edwards, b. Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 16, 1837; m. ; res. 
San Diego, Cal. Child : 

a. Albert Herman, b. Apr. 9, 1867. 

40. Sarah Josephine, b. East Andover, Nov. 25, 1840; m. Miller. 

Res. Haverhill, Mass. Children : 

a. Ray. b. Mabel. 

41. Frank Pierce, b. Andover, July 15, 1846; d. San Diego, Cal., Apr. 
14, 1897, ae. 50-8-29. 

42. Martha Ellen, b. E. Andover, Oct. 23, 1848 ; m. Chandler. 

Res. Lawrence, Mass. 

43. George Lewis, b. Oct. 6, 1851 ; d. Feb. 15, 1858, ae. 6-4-9. 

(23) Hiram Heath, b. Nov. 18, 1820, m. Dorcas Whitte- 

more, dau. of Caleb. She was b. in Bridgewater, July 30, 1826, 

and d. in Bristol, Sept. 11, 1891, ae. 65-1-11. He d. Feb. 27, 

1892, ae. 71-3-9. Farmer; succeeded his father on the home 

farm. 

CHILDREN, all born in Bristol 

44. Cinda Whittemore, b. Oct. 6, 1850; m. Jan. 25, 1876, Thomas O. 
Taylor, son of Andrew J., b. Sanbornton, July 28, 1851. They res. San- 
bornton. Farmers. No children. 

45. Mary E., b. Mar. 1, 1854; d. May 22, 1854. 

46. Hiram T., b. Sept. 21, 1856 ; m. July 27, 1881, Ella, dau. of John 
F. Phillips, b. Alexandria, Aug. 10, 1861, and d. Bristol, Feb. 4, 1892, ae. 
30-5-24. He succeeded his father on the home farm. Has served six 
years as selectman. Is a Republican, Mason, and prominent in Grange 
circles. Child : 

a. Nellie May, b. Bristol, Apr. 5, 1885 ; d. three days later. 

47. Lilla, b. Nov. 5, 1865; m. Jan. 25, 1883, Warren E. Locke. He 
was a manufacturer of wooden ware in Bristol, i883~'85 ; since res. in 
Somerville, Mass., a dealer in real estate, Boston. Children : 

a. Clarence Blaine, b. Somerville, Nov. 27, 1887. 

b. Lilla Marian, b. S., Feb. 26, 1891. 

(26) Pliney E. Heath, b. Aug. 2, 1828, m. Jan., 1853, 
Martha Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen and Abigail Moore (Dimond) 



234 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Wells, b. Groton, July 23, 1834. He d. Dec. 30, 1880, in 
Groton, ae. 52-4-28; she d. Wakefield, Mass., June 22, 1886, 
ae. 51-10-29. They spent most of their lives in Bristol. Shoe- 
maker. 

children 

48. Joseph Webster, b. Bristol, Mar. 16, 1854; in. Nov. 17, 1879, Sarah 
Elizabeth, dau. of Frederick E. C. and Elizabeth Hannah (Heath) 
Greene, b. Boston, Mass., Apr. 4, 1858. He graduated at New Hampton 
Literary Institution ; from Bowdoin Medical College, Brunswick, Me., in 
1877, and same year commenced the practice of medicine in Rumney ; in 
1881, removed to Wakefield, Mass., where he has since been in practice. 
Children : 

a. Charles Pliney, b. West Rumney, Sept. 7, 1881. Graduated 
from Harvard College, June, 1903. 

b. Joseph Greene, b. Wakefield, Jan. 6, 1885 ; d. Mar. 3, 1886, ae. 
1-1-27. 

c. Harold Luther, b. W., May 14, 1887; d. Aug. 23, 1888, ae. 

1-3-9- 

d. Stanley Webster, b. W., Aug. 10, 1892. 

(28) Stephen N. Heath, b. Feb. 14, 1816, d. in Bristol, 
May 9, 1872, ae. 56-2-25. He m. June, 1836, Nancy Taplin, 
dau. of Jacob and Nancy Farnham, b. Salisbury, June 8, 1816, 
and d. Bristol, July 16, 1864, ae. 48-1-8. He m. (2) Mary 
Spencer Brown, Feb., 1871. He was a farmer next east of H. 
N. Emmons's farm. The buildings have disappeared. 

children, all born in Bristol 

49. Charles Roland, b. Aug. 20, 1837; m. Eliza Spencer, Sept., 1861. 
He was drowned in Bridgewater, July 7, 1862, ae. 24-10-17 ; she d. Mar. 6, 
1876. 

50. Ann Maria, b. Aug. 15, 1839; d. Dec. 15, 1856, ae. 17-4-0. 

51. Clara Estelle, b. Mar. 8, 1843 \ m - Jeremiah G. Atwood, in 1864. 
He d. 1867, Andover, ae. 29. She m. (2) in 1887, John H. Webster. Res. 
Franklin. Children : 

a. Hattie Belle, b. Dec. 30, 1864, in Canada. Address Franklin. 

b. Lemuel Greenough, b. Andover, Jan. 7, 1867 ; m. Nov. 9, 1892, 
Lilla S. Davenport, b. Apr. 5, 1867. Address, Franklin. 

52. Lydia Jane, b. July 23, 1845 ; m. Silas M. Spencer. (See.) 

53. Lucy Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1847. Unm. Res. Concord. 

54. George Mansfield, b. Dec. 16, 1850; m. Eliza Page, 1879. 

55. Emma Augusta, b. Apr. 24, 1853; m. Horace N. Emmons. (See.) 

56. Isabelle Eldora, b. Feb. 23, 1855 ; m. George S. Tilton. (See.) 

(30) Samuel P. Heath, b. June 18, 1819, m. Apr. 13, 
1 841, Mary Ann, dau. of John and Elizabeth Dunlap, b. Salis- 
bury, May 16, 182c. Farmer in Salisbury ; killed by falling 
from high beam in his barn, Mar. 25, 1847, ae. 27-9-7. She m. 
(2) Zachariah Scribner, and d. Feb. 7, 1850, ae. 29-8-21. 

children * 

58! Joh'n'c, } b - Salisbur y. Aug. 8, 1845 ; { m . Mar . 5j i86?( Jeuuie N< 
Morrill. They res. five years previous to 1876 in California. He d. 
Laconia, Aug. 12, 1898, ae. 53-0-4. She res. Penacook. Children : 



GENEALOGIES — HEATH 235 

a. Mary Frances, b. Andover, Mar. 23, 1868; 111. Samuel M. 
Clark. (See.) 

b. Will Elmer, b. Woodland, Cal., Dec. 23, 1871. Res. Pena- 
cook. 

c. Ernest S., b. Danbury, Aug. 25, 1881 ; d. Mar. 18, 1897, ae. 

15-6-23. 

(32) Charles B. Heath, b. Nov. 5, 1823, m. Apr. 6, 1843, 
Martha C, dau. Joseph G. Dow. (See.) She was b. Dec 20, 
1827. He d. in June, 1879, ae. 55-7-. She res. New Hampton. 

CHILDREN 

59. Henry Ayers, b. Bristol, Apr. 16, 1844 ; m. Feb. 16, 1874, Barbara 
McEacheru, dau. John. She was b. 1849, Priuce Edwards Island, and d. 
Sept. 27, 1885, Healdsburg, Cal. He d. Healdsburg, Cal., Feb. 28, 1900, 
ae. 55-10-12. (See Roll of Honor.) Child : 

a. Herbert M., b. Maiden, Mass., Sept. 15, 1876. 

60. Hannah Mary, b. B., Apr., 1847; d. in New Hampton. 

61. William Augustus, b. B., Mar. 7, 1849; m - Mary Caroline, dau. 
of John U. and Caroline (Parker) Dame, b. Oct. 15, 1847, Togus Springs, 
Me. The}' res. Shags Springs, Sonoma Co., Cal. Children: 

a. Maud Mar}', b. Lynn, Mass., Aug. 8, 1869. 

b. Ethel Josephine, b. L., June 25, 1871 ; d. Aug. 21, 1871. 

c. Julian Barnard, b. L., Nov. 30, 1874 ; d. Healdsburg, Feb. 
13, 1877, ae. 2-2-13. 

d. Leslie Blanchard, b. Healdsburg, Feb. 16, 1877. 

e. Charles Barnard, b. H., Feb. 14, 1880; d. Apr. 1, 1880. 
J. Roy Wilfred, b. H., June 6, 1881. 

62. Olive Jane, b. B., July, 1852 ; d. unm. 

63. Josephine Annette, b. B., Oct., 1854 ; d. unm. 

(33) Horace W. Heath, b. Nov. 14, 1826, m. Nov. 14, 
1850, Unana, dau. Augustus and Sarah Towle (Gove) At- 
wood. b. Wilmot, Aug. 20, 1832. He was a farmer 34 years in 
Danbury, where he d., May 10, 1899, ae. 72-5-26. Member of 

Christian church 38 years. 

children 

64. Lorenzo Merrill, b. Wilmot, Nov. 4, 1851 ; m. Dec. 25, 1872, 
Emma Ardella Simons, of Alexandria. Res. Danbury. 

65. Leland Edgar, b. W., Mar. 8, 1854; m. June 5, 1901, Emma A. 
Joy, of Georgetown, O. Res. iu Bristol some years on Pleasant street. 
Residence destroyed by fire. 

66. John Henry, b. W., Sept. 5, 1857; m. Apr. — , 1882, Mary E. 
Thomas, of Barton, Vt. 

67. Lurauce Jeanette, b. W., Nov. 4, 1862 ; m. Oct. 15, 1878, Fred K. 
Flanders, of Alexandria. Res. Daubury. 

(34) Levi N. Heath, b. Mar. 3, 1829, m. Feb. 20, 1851, 
Susanna C, dau. of John Gordon, b. New Hampton, June 29, 
1832, and d. Bristol, June 11, 1875, ae. 42-11-12. Hem. (2) 
Oct. 11, 1875, Mrs. Julia Scales, dau. Augustus Atwood, Dan- 
bury. Farmer on hill near the Docke neighborhood. 

children, all born in Bristol 

68. Annie Abbie, b. Dec. 17, 1851 ; m. 1873, Henry C. Brown, and 
res. Lancaster, Mass. He is an inmate insane asylum, Worcester, Mass. 
Children : 



236 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Mabel Susanna, b. Concord, May 3, 1874. 

b. Annie Maud, b. C, Dec. 18, 1876; m. June 22, 1897, Elba M. 
Carpenter. Children : (1) Earl, b. Lancaster, June, 1899. (2) 
Ruth Jeauette, b. June 7, 1903. 

69. Ida Gertrude, b. Dec. 4, 1853; m - Oliver Ballou. (See.) 

70. Jennie Naomi, b. May 31, 1856. For 25 years has been connected 
with Best & Co., New York, dealers in clothing. She is one of the 
buyers for the firm, her duties occasionally taking her to Europe. In 
business ability she stands very high and she commands a large salary. 

71. Edwin Gordon, b. Jan. 31, 1858; m. Anna Eliza, dau. John C. 
and Laura A. (Cogswell) Sanborn, b. Canterbury, May 7, 1851. He is a 
farmer and trader in live stock, Canterbury. Child : 

a. Chester Earl, b. Mar. 18, 1887. 

72. Alfred H., b. Mar. 29, i860; m. Apr. 5, 1888, Elizabeth Herber, 
dau. of Christopher John, b. Germany, Feb. 18, 1853. He is a farmer on 
the Moore farm near Pemigewasset bridge. Children : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Sept. 8, 1889. 

b. Willie Herber, b. B., Sept. 6, 1891. 

73. Nellie Emogene, b. May 26, 1863; m. July 4, 1884, Alfred B. Har- 
vey, and d. Aug., 1898, ae. 35-3-. Children : 

a. Ralph Gordon, b. New York city, June 19, 1885. 

b. Harold Rolfe, b. N. Y. city, Mar. 5, 1891. 

74. Carrie Emma, b. June 19, 1865 ; m. July 16, 1887, Frank A. 
Holmes, Sutton, Vt., and d. May 11, 1895, ae. 30-0-27. No children. 

75. Levi Bartlett, b. Feb. 23, 18S0. Farmer, Bristol. 



i. Nathaniel (Nathan) W. Heath, the son of James, was 
b. Bridgewater, Oct. 7, 1800. He m., 1822, Esther M. Thomas, 
dau. of Jacob. (See.) Farmer. Their last years were passed 
in Bristol, where she d. June 16, 1846 ; he dropped dead in the 
woods, Dec. 12, 1850, ae. 50-2-5. 

CHILDREN 

2. George W., b. Bridgewater, July 26, 1823. Served in 6th Vt. 
Heavy Artillery, and was a Confederate prisoner. He d. unm, Stewarts- 
town, Apr. 8, 1896, ae. 72-8-12. 

3. Ruth Perkins, b. B., Nov. 5, 1825 ; m. Merrill P. Simonds. (See.) 

4. Levi Dolloff, b. B., Aug. 13, 1827; m. Augusta Harriman, Amos- 
keag. No children. 

5. Moses Cross, b. B., May 22, 1829 ; m. Nov. 29, 1851, Susan Pettin- 
gill. Served in 5th Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) Res. 
Franklin Falls. Children : 

a. Sarah Frances, b. Mar. 24, 1853; d. Apr. 5, 1877, ae. 24-0-11. 

b. George Washington, b. Aug. 3, 1861 ; m. Sept. 21, 1884, Char- 
lotte Knight, Stewartstown. 

c. Esther Mahala, b. Mar. 6, 1866 ; m. Nov. 24, 1881, Thomas H. 
Holden, Franklin Falls. 

d. Hiram Taylor, b. Nov. 7, 1868; m. June 26, 1889, Etta Clif- 
ford. Res. Franklin Falls. 

e. Hattie Belle, b. Feb. 16, 1870; m. Wilbur Greenleaf, Belmont. 

6. Nancy Dolloff, b. B., July 11, 1831 ; m. John F. Rowe, Barrington, 
who served in the 7th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. disease, Nov. 6, 1862, 
at St. Augustine, Fla. Eight children. 

7. Mary Ann, b. B., July 13, 1833; m. Wesley Haynes. 



GENEALOGIES — HEMPHILL 237 

8. Lovina Wells, b. B., July 22, 1835 ; m. Horace G. Kirk. He d. 
Nov. 9, 1856, and she m. his brother, Stephen P. (See.) 

9. Emily Jane, b. B., July 6, 1837; m. Edwin O. Marden. (See.) 
10. Hiram Taylor, b. Bristol, Aug. 30, 1839; m. Nov. 28, 1867, Ellen 

P., dau. Charles S. Brown. (See.) He served in the 12th Regt., N. H. 
Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) She d. Stewartstown, July 13, 1899. He 
res. Stewartstown. Children : 

t. GeorgT'w., } b - Stewartstown, Sept. 8, 1871. 

c. John F., b. S., Aug. 30, 1875. 

John F. and George W., were drowned Aug. 8, 1883. 

n. Laurilla Perkins, b. B., May 13, 1843 ; m. Frank Cross, of Bridge- 
water. He d. and she m. (2) Otis A. Wade, Dec. 18, 1885. Res. New 
Hampton. 



i. Charles Brown Heath, son of Ebenezer and Ruth 
(Aiken) Heath, was b. Canaan, Aug. 25, 1833. He m. June 
22, 1 86 1, Mary Josephine Adams. He made two whaling voy- 
ages of two years each ; served two years in 42nd Regt., Mass. 
Vols., Civil war; came to Bristol, 1868; was foreman in bed- 
stead factory. He d. Mar. 15, 1889, ae. 55-6-20. Methodist, 
Odd Fellow, G. A. R. Mrs. Heath res. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Winuifred May, b. Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1866; m. Oct. 4, 
1900, Harry B. Lufkin. Res. Manchester. 

3. Flora Adams, b. Manchester, Apr. 8, 1868 ; d. Bristol, Oct. 14, 
1898, ae. 30-6-6. 

4. Grace Blanche, b. Bristol, May 6, 1870; d. Nov. 12, 1881, ae. 
I 1-6-6. 

THE HEMPHILL FAMILY 

1. Peter Hemphill, son of James and Ruth (Harthon) 
Hemphill, was b. in Henniker, Feb. 12, 1800. His mother d. 
Sept., 1869, ae. 100-3 • Farmer. Came to Bristol from Spring- 
field, about 1872, and here d. Sept. 10, 1888, ae. 88-6-28. He 
m. (1) Abigail T. Gilman, b. Nov. 19, 1803; (2) Lucy M. 
Kirk, dau. of John, b. Aug. 16, 18 19. She d. Ashland, Nov. 

27, 1900, ae. 81-3-11. 

children 

2. John, b. Deering, Apr. 14, 1839. Served in nth Regt., N. H. 
Vols., wounded at Spottsylvania, Va., May 16, 1864, and d. of wounds, 
May 25, ae. 25-1-11. 

3. Horace, b. New London, Dec. 28, 1840; m. (1) Julia, dau. of 
Calvin D. Sanborn (See.) She d. Apr. 8, 1873, ae. 25-11-24, and he m. 
Nov. 28, 1875, Esther F., dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Kimball) Powers, b. 
Groton, June 20, 1838. He came to Bristol about 1872 ; was a carpenter, 
and here d. July 17, 1895, ae. 54-6-19. She res. on Spring street. Her 
mother, Mrs. Sarah K. Powers, spent her last years with her, and here d. 
Mar. 31, 1895, ae. 92-6-19. In her last sickness she gave $300 to the 
Methodist church of Bristol. 



238 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

4. Betsey, b. Springfield, Sept. 11, 1842; d. Aug. 6, 1845, ae - 2-10-25. 

5. Silas, b. S., Dec. 15, 1844 ; d. Mar. 23, 1845. 

6. Lottie, b. S., Oct.13, 1846; m. Dec. 24, 1881, George W. Miller. 
He was proprietor for a time of Hotel Bristol livery stable; removed to 
Henniker, where he d. Jan. 23, 1895. 

7. Laura Ann, b. S., Mar. 30, 1849; d. Sept. 21, 1850, ae. 1-5-21. 

8. Betsey Ann, b. S.. Aug. 3, 1851 ; d. Sept. 26, 1870, ae. 19-1-23. 

9. Joshua Darling, b. S., Feb. 12, 1854; m. Apr. 2, 1878, Finette Eva, 
dau. Stephen Nelson. (See.) He was in business in Bristol a short 
time as a machinist, now a hosiery manufacturer and inventor and 
manufacturer of knitting machines at Central Falls, R. I. Child : 

a. Lucy Louisa, b. Bristol, Sept. 9, 1879; m. Sept. 8, 1897, John 
Lawson, a machinist in Central Falls. Child : Robert Hemphill, 
b. Sept. 28, 1900. 

10. Robert, b. S., Sept. 6, 1856; d. Sept. 6, 1856. 

HENTALL 

1. Samuel Hentall, son of Henry and Rebecca (Ewing) 
Hentall, was b. Uxbridge, England, Dec. 11, 1854. He came 
to America when 17 years of age and operated a restaurant in 
Boston 23 years. He came to Bristol in 1895, and has since 
resided at the foot of the lake on the Luther C. Bailey place. 
Farmer, and proprietor of two steam launches. He m. Martha 
Ellis. 

THE HIGHT FAMILY 

1. Frank Pierce Hight, son of Merrick B. and Hannah 
(Calley) Hight, was b. New Hampton, Mar. 26, 1853. He m. 
May 1, 1879, Mary Isabelle, dau. of Rufus B. Hazelton, b. Gro- 
ton, Oct. 9, 1858. He came to Bristol in 1879 ; has been a paper- 
mill workman; foreman of the Train-Smith compauy's pulp-mill; 
shoemaker. He enjoys the distinction of being the heaviest 
man in town, at one time tipping the scales at 330 pounds. No 
children. Odd Fellow, Democrat. 

THE HILANDS FAMILY 

1. Samuel Hilands, m. Harriet Harwood. He was a 
farmer in District No. 8, from 1852 till he d., Feb. 9, 1879, ae. 
67. She m. (2) Luther C. Bailey, and d. Aug. 17, 1894, ae. 
81-2-21. 

child 

2. Amasa Smith, (adopted) b. So. Situate, R. I., Dec. 23, 1849; m. 
July 31, 1869, Laura Elizabeth, dau. of John and Rosetta (Harriman) 
Xason, b. Bartlett, Dec. 15, 1849. Was an overseer for many years in a 
mill in Manchester ; since 1892, a farmer in District No. 8. Children : 

a. Charles Amasa, b. Manchester, Apr., 1871 ; d. of cholera 
infantum, July, 1871. 

b. Willie Henry, b. M., 1875 ('76), d. of cholera infantum. 

c. William, b. M., Apr., 1879 ; d. of cholera infantum. 

d. Willie Harry (adopted), b. Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 12, 1879. 



GENEALOGIES — HILL 239 

THE HILL FAMILY 

1. Joseph Playston Hill, son of Gideon and Rhoda Hill, of 
Rumney, was b. Apr. 28, 1841. He m., Jan. 1, 1873, Demis 
Dale, dau. of Matthias and Priscilla (Davidson) Stone, b. Cabot, 
Vt., Sept. 29, 1854. A laborer in Bristol since Nov., 1899. 

CHILDREN 

2. Myrtie Belle, b. Cabot, Vt., Mar. 6, 1874; m. Sept. 8, 1894, George 
B. Simmons. (See.) 

3. Jessie Maud, b. Danville, Vt., Apr. 28, 1877 ! d. July 12, 1880, ae. 

3-2-14- 

4. Richard Melvertou, b. D., June 27, 1879. Res. Bristol; laborer. 

5. Earnest Playston, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Mar. 15, 1881. Res. 
Bristol ; laborer. 

6. Lottie Blanche, b. Warren, July 6, 1883; m. Willis E. Pray. 
(See.) 

7. Van Clarence, b. Wentworth, June 29, 1886. 

8. Leiia Dell, b. West Rumney, Apr. 15, 1894. 

THE HOLDEN FAMILY 

1. Benjamin Franklin Holden, son of Benjamin Franklin 
and Harriet (Morse) Holden, was b. West Concord, in 1842. 
He m., in 1864, Amelia Augusta Crockett. He was the active 
partner of Dow & Holden and of Holden & Co., manufacturers 
of shaker flannels, where now is the Dodge-Davis Manufacturing 
company's mill, i865-'83, when he went to California, where he 
was manager of the Napa woolen-mill, and interested in the 
Sawyer Tanning company. He d. Napa, Cal., Dec. 31, 1899, 
ae. 57. He was a Republican, represented Bristol in the legis- 
lature ; official member of the Methodist church. 

children 

2. Mary Genevieve, b. Bristol, Nov. 16, 1866. 

3. Clarence, b. B., Nov. 28, 1873. 



i. Samuel Emery Holden, a brother of Benjamin F., above, 
was b. West Concord, Feb. 3, 1845. He graduated from Wes- 
leyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1869. Served in Co. D, 
1 6th Regt., N. H. Vols., read law and was admitted to the 
bar. Res. in Bristol 1 867-' 75; treasurer of the Bristol Savings 
bank, a law partner with Judge Samuel K. Mason (See Law- 
yers), and a member of the firm of Holden & Co. Official mem- 
ber of the Methodist church and superintendent of the Sunday- 
school. He removed to Napa, Cal., where he was a member of 
the Sawyer Tanning company, the Napa Woolen-mill company, 
and acquired a good property. He m., Nov. 18, 1869, Mary 
Ellen, dau. of Jonathan Taylor, b. Sanbornton, June 6, 1846, 
and d. Napa, May 4, 1875, ae. 28-10-28. He m., Jan. 8, 1879, 



24O HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Anna Smyth of Mount Vernon, Iowa. He d. Napa, Dec. 31, 
1900, ae. 55-10-28. The family res. in Napa. 

children 

2. Hattie M., b. Concord, Aug. 28, 1870 ; d. Sept. 25, 1870. 

3. Robert Smyth, b. Napa, May 13, 1880. 

4. Harold Emery, b. N., Apr. 23, 1882. 

5. Grace Edith, b. N., Jan. 8, 1884; d. Oct. 11, 1887, ae. 3-9-3. 

6. Philip Sawyer, b. N., Sept. 25, 1889. 

THE HOLMAN FAMILY 

1. Rev. Calvin Holman, son of Calvin and Esther Putney 
(Bailey) Holman, was b. in Hopkinton, July 17, 1823. He m., 
Apr. 5, 1842, Lucy T., dau. of Timothy and Lucy Underwood, 
b. Putney, Vt., Dec. 19, 1816. He commenced his ministerial 
labors in 1841, and was a member of the New Hampshire con- 
ference about 21 years. In 1851 and '52 he was pastor of the 
Bristol church. Failing health compelled a change of climate, 
and he went to Kansas and soon after resumed active work, and 
served six years as presiding elder. Was one year in Tennes- 
see, connected with the Christian Commission during the Civil 
war. He was a faithful and devoted minister, and occupied a 
warm place in the hearts of all who knew him. He d. at 
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 20, 1902, ae. 78-7-3. 

« 

CHILDREN 

2. Clara, b. Hopkinton, Apr. 11, 1843; res. Topeka, Kansas; unm. 

3. Hattie Lorraine, b. Putney, Vt., May 26, 1849 ; res. Topeka ; unm. 

4. Merton Calvin, b. Bristol, May 5, 1852 ; m. June 6, 1878, M. 
Emma, dau. of J. S. and Celia A. (Olmsted) Wright, b. West Barre, N. 
Y., Sept. 4, 1857. He is a dealer in furniture, carpets, and wall paper at 
837-839 No. Kansas Ave., No. Topeka, Kan., and president of the Western 
Woolen-mill company, Topeka. Children : 

a. Celia Evelyn, b. Blue Rapids, Kan., Apr. 25, 1879. 

b. Stella Geneive, b. Topeka, Nov. 12, 1887. 

c. Leon Wright, b. T., Feb. 16, 1894. 

5. Lura Ella, b. Great Falls, Sept. 26, 1854 ; res. T. ; unm. 

6. Edward Arthur, b. Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 16, 1857; m. and has 
three children. 

THE HOLMES FAMILY 

1 . Charles Warren Holmes, son of Charles and Caroline 

E. (Smith) Holmes, was b. Sharon, Mass., Jan. 9, 1841. His 
parents were of Revolutionary stock. He m., June 10, 1863, 
Sarah, dau. of James and Mary (LaBounty) Douglass, b. Col- 
ton, N. Y., 1840, and d. at Colton, Mar. 17, 1887, ae. 47. He 
m., Sept. 5, 1889, Mrs. Henrietta Frances, widow of Benjamin 

F. Johnston, and dau. of Alfred R. Drew (See), b. Nov. 22, 



GENEALOGIES — HOMANS 24 1 

1848. Has res. Bristol since 1890, proprietor of machine shop. 
Republican, official member of Methodist church ; Mason, Odd 
Fellow, member of Grange. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Cambridge, Mass., Jan., 1S65 ; m. Alberton B. 
Howe ; res. Canaan. Children : 

a. Reginald. b. Ralph. c. Jessie. 

3. Helen Drew, b. Bristol, Aug. 14, 1891. 

child of Mrs. Holmes by first marriage 

1. Mabel Frances, b. Boston, Mass., Dec. 5, 1S75 ; m. William C. 
White. (See.) 

THE HOMANS FAMILY 

1. Henry Clay Romans, the son of James and Ann (Flan- 
ders) Homans, was b. Wentworth, Nov. 24, 1830. His grand- 
father lost a leg in the Revolutionary war. He m., Nov. 6, 

1861, Nancy C, dau. of Aaron and Clarissa (George) Stearns, 
b. Plymouth, Nov. 1, 1828. They removed from Plymouth to 
the town farm about 1872, thence to Summer street, 1889, where 
they now res. He is a carpenter and farmer. Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Aimer Willis, b. Plymouth, Apr. 13, 1863. A jeweler in Franklin 
Falls ; unm. 

3. Loren Wilbur, b. P., May 22, 1866; d. Bristol, Nov. 4, 1893, ae. 
27-5-12. A machinist. 

THE HORNE FAMILY 

1. Noah Home, the son of Paul, a soldier in the French 
and Indian war, was b. in Farmington, Jan. 14, 18 14. In 
1836, he m. Tressa Ann Bellows, b. Sanbornton, March, 1814. 
They res. in Alexandria till 1853 ; in Bristol till 1871, on farm 
just below Frederick Kidder's, where she d. 1871. He d. Alex- 
andria, Oct., 1897, ae. 83-9-. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles Henry, b. Rochester, July 18, 1838 ; served on quota of 
Bristol in Civil war. (See Roll of Honor.) He m., 1862, Lizzie, dau. of 
William Smith, b. Concord, Apr., 1842. Res. Water Village. Nine 
children. 

3. Sarah Ann, b. Alexandria, 1841 ; m. Sylvester Webber ; d. in 

1862, ae. 21. 

4. Augustus Paul, b. A., Aug. 3, 1845 ; m. July 30, 1867, Frances 
D. Richer, dau. Isaiah, b. Monroe, Me., Aug. 2, 1850; d. Manches- 
ter, Jan. 5, 1897, ae. 46-5-3. He m., Feb. 8, 1899, Marie Allen Fitz- 
patric, dau. Col. Charles E., b. London, Eng., Apr. 15, 1855. He served 
in 9th Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) After the war, was for 
many years an overseer in a mill in Manchester. Two children. 

5. Clarence Archer, res. Exeter. 

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242 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE HORNER FAMILY 

i. Robert A. Horner, son of John, was b. Apr. 13, 1845, 
in Thornton. Hem. Frances J. Gilman, who was b. in Thorn- 
ton, Sept. 5, 1848, and d. in Bristol, June 12, 1885, ae. 36-9-7. 
He m., Jan. 10, 1889, Belle G., dau. of Russell S. and Elizabeth 
(Seavey) Gray, b. Hereford, P. Q., Sept. 4, 1866. Mr. Horner 
settled in Bristol in 1875, and was for some years in trade in 
Abel block, later a member of the firm of Dickinson & Horner, 
dealers in clothing, boots, and shoes. He was a Mason, a promi- 
nent Democrat, and served as selectman of Bristol three years ; 
as county commissioner four years, and as county treasurer four 
years. He removed to Woodsville, 1890, where he was treas- 
urer of the Woodsville Guarantee Savings bank and of the 
Woodsville Loan and Banking Co., and there d. Apr. 16, 1895, 
ae. 50-0-3. Mrs. Horner res. Woodsville. 

child 
2. Edna Frances, b. in Woodsville, Apr. — , 1893. 

THE HOWE FAMILY 

1. Moses B. Howe, son of Lyman C. and Sophronia 
(Bartlett) Howe, was b. in Bradford, Nov. 16, 1833. Hem., 
Jan. 31, 1858, Susan E. Boardman, b. Bridgewater, Dec. 4, 
1835. Was the first barber in Bristol. (See Roll of Honor.) 
He d. Bristol, Oct. 16, 1877, ae.43-11-0; shed. Sept. 17, 1881, 
ae. 45-9-13. 

CHILDREN 

2. Frank, d. in infancy. 

3. Elva May, m. in May, 1885, Frank W. Whittier. 

4. Jennie H. 

THE HOYT OR HOIT FAMILIES 

1. Samuel Hoyt was b. Aug. 17, 1768, in Newtown or 
Newbury. He m. Judith Blaisdell. They came from Gilford 
and soon after settled next east of the Heath burying-ground. 
He d. Feb. 3, 1833, ae. 64-5-16, and she removed to Warren, 
and there d., Nov., 1858, ae. 85. 

children 

2. Jacob, m. June 28, 1825, Susan, dau. of Samuel Gurdy (See), b. 
Nov. 12, 1794. He went to Alabama, where he d., 1843. She res. for 
some years in New Hampton ; d. in Laconia, 1888 or 1890. Five children. 

3. Betsey, b. Gilford, Nov. 7, 1794 ; drowned, ae. 4. 

4. Mariam, b. G., Dec. 27, 1796; m. Benjamin Fellows. (See.) 

5. Betsey, b. G., 1801 ; m. John Gurdy. (See.) 

6. John, b. G., Nov., 1804; m. Abigail, dau. of Samuel and Martha 



GENEALOGIES — HUBBARD OR HERBERT 243 

(Cleveland) Titus, of Colebrook. He came to Bristol from Lowell, Mass., 
and was here taxed i848-'53. A stone mason and farmer. He d. War- 
ren, Mar., 1875, ae. 70-4-. Shed. Mar., 1874. They had 14 children. 

7. Sargent, b. Gilford, 1810; m. Sally Veasey. He was a farmer in 
Dist. No. 3, where he d. June 19, 1845, ae. 35. She d. June, 1844. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Mariam, m. Gault. 

b. Daniel, killed on railroad ; unm. c. Anna. 

8. Osgood, m. Nancy, dau. of Seth and Elizabeth Dillingham, b. 
1812. He d. Charlestown, Mass., Dec. 24, 1841 ; she d. same place, Aug. 
3, 1853, ae. 41. 

9. Michael, b. Feb. 20, 1813; m. Nov. ir, 1834, Emily, dau. of Peter 
Wells. (See.) She d. Bristol, Aug. 23, 1835, ae. 19-5-24. He m. (2) 
July 2, 1839, Sally M., dau. Hugh and Mary Blaisdell, b. Gilford, May 
30, 1817. He d. Bristol, Nov. 9. 1848, ae. 35-8-19. She d. Wilmot Flat, 
July 27, 1893, ae. 76-1-27. He was a farmer in Dist. No. 4, till his death. 
Children : 

a. Rosan E., b. Bristol, Apr. 24, 1835 ; m. Charles W. Chase. 
(See.) 

b. John B., b. B., Apr. 11, 1840. 

c. Betsey Ann, b. New Hampton, Dec. 9, 1844 ; m. June 1, 1867, 
James F. Tilton, b. Wilmot, Apr. 2, 1842. She d. Oct. 23, 1885, ae. 
40-10-14. He res. Wilmot. No children. 

d. Frank M., "d. Oct. 23, 1848, ae. 7 mos." 

e. George M., b. Bristol, Mar., 1849; d. Oct., 1849. 



1. David P. Hoyt is the son of Philip J. and Fannie (Put- 
ney) Hoyt. He was b. Wilmot, Aug. 4, 1838, and m. Aug. 5, 
1 86 1, Eliza Jane, dau. of Jewell and Mary (Blodgett) Jesseman, 
b. Hudson, Apr. 5, 1842. Aug. 28, 1862, he enlisted in Co. 
K, 12th Regt., and served till after the battle of Gettysburg, 
when he was transferred to Co. D, 1st Regt., Veteran Reserve 
Corps; discharged at Elmira, N. Y., July 14, 1865. Since 
October, 1881, has res. on the Solomon French farm at base of 
Alexandria hill. Farmer. 

CHILDREN 

2. Fannie Etta, b. Wentworth, Aug. 12, 1866; m. Albon M. Simonds. 
(See.) 

3. Frank Henry, b. W., Apr. 5, 1868; m. Helen M., dau. of Phineas 
B. Smith, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 8, 1867. Farmer. Res. Bristol. Child : 

a. Vena M., b. Bridgewater, Aug. 23, 1886. 

4. David Harvey, b. Wentworth, May 10, 1870 ; m. July 24 (31), 1888, 
Abbie C, dau. of Edwin T. Pike. (See.) Shed. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1901, 
ae. 31-8-21. Farmer in Bristol. Children : 

a. Nellie Beatrice, b. Bristol, Apr. 27, 1889; d. Aug. 5, 1894, ae. 

5-3-8. 

b. Irving Harvey, b. Bridgewater, Nov. 3, 1891. 

c. Ned Eugene, b. Danbury, Dec. 17, 1892. 

THE HUBBARD OR HERBERT FAMILY 

1. Jeremiah Hubbard lived on Summer street, near resi- 
dence of Rufus Eaton. He was a Revolutionary soldier. His 



244 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

wife was a very decrepit but hard working woman, "bent nearly 
double." He was a shoemaker and d. in this home. She d. 
some years later in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca 
Danforth. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Jeremiah. 

3. Rebecca, m. (1) John Willard, (2) Abel Danforth. 

(2) Jeremiah Hubbard, son of Jeremiah, m. (1) Polly 
Truell, dau. of David (See), (2) Mrs. Nancy Smart. They 
lived near Worthen burying-ground. He had nine children by 
each wife. 

children 

4. Sarah, m. Samuel Eastman. 5. Levi. 6. John. 

7. Maria, m. Joshua Stevens. 8. Elizabeth, m. Gordon. 

#9. Sanders, b. Oct. 10, 1802. 10. Angeline, m. John Jones. 

11. Cynthia E., b. Nov. 19, 181 1 ; m. Jeremiah N. Hersey ; d. winter 
i8 95 -' 9 6. 

12. Susan Cilley, twin sister of Cynthia, was the 2d wife of Joab 
Patterson, Concord. She d. Concord, Jan. 19, 1900, ae. 88-2-0. 

13. Sarah Ann. 14. Emeline. 15. Harriet, m. Dearborn Hunt. 

16. Almira, 1 , . j m. Stephen Huse. (See.) 

17. Alvira, j twins > \ m . William Smith. 

18. Josiah, m. Almira Caverly. 

19. Jeremiah, in. Mrs. Abbie P. Worthen. Certificate issued May 14, 
1869; d. Alexandria, Mar. 1, 1893. (See Roll of Honor.) 

20. Hannah, m. (3) Isaac Rigg. 

21. Died in Maine. 

(9) Sanders Herbert, b. Oct. 10, 1802, m. Apr. 2, 1825, 
Judith Cilley, b. Feb. 14, 1800, d. Dec. 22, 1828, ae. 28-10-8. 
He m. (2) Jan. 25, 1830, Dorothy Ash, b. May 10, 1804, d. 
Aug. 30, 1830, ae. 26-3-20. He m. (3) Mar. 3, 1831, Betsey 
Cilley, b. Sept. 20, 1804, d. Mar. 20, 1838, ae. 33-6-0. He m. 
(4) July 4, 1839, Mary Gordon Fisk, dau. of Rev. David and 
Eydia (Morse) Fisk, b. Apr. 6, 1810, d. Nov. 3, 1873, ae. 63- 
6-27. He was a shoemaker in Bristol. Free Baptist. Died in 
Hill, June 11, 1880, ae. 77-8-1. 

children 

22. Joseph Cilley, b. Bristol, May 2, 1827; m. Jan., 1853, Mary M. 
Johnson, dau. of Henry, b. July 24, 1829. Farmer in Bristol and New 
Hampton; d. New Hampton, May 26, 1878, ae. 51-0-24. She m. (2) Oct. 
2, 1884, Joseph A. Swett, and d. Mar. 28, 1903, ae. 73-8-4. Child : 

a. Henry S., b. Bristol; d. May 11, 1S61, ae. 5-4-11. 

23. Judith W., b. New Hampton, Mar. 2, 1S32 ; d. Bristol, June 29, 
1867, ae. 35-3-27- 

24. Susan Cilley, b. N. H., Nov. 18, 1833; m. John M. Cilley. (See.) 

25. Hiram S., b. N. H., Nov. 13, 1835; d. June 1, 1837, ae. 1-6-18. 

26. Hiram S., b. N. H., Oct. 25, 1837 ; d. Mar. 4, 1842, ae. 4-4-9. 

27. Ebenezer Fisk, b. N. H., 1840; d. Nov. 21, 1853, ae. 13. 

28. Sarah Frances, b. N. H., Feb. 24, 1842; m. May 1, 1867, Sullivan 
Ingalls. (See.) 

29. Clara Jane, b. Sept. 9, 1845 ; d. Feb. 2, 1874, ae. 28-4-23. 



GENEALOGIES — HUCKINS 245 

THE HUCKINS FAMILY 

1. James Henry Huckins, son of Ferdinand A. and Nancy 
(Jewell) Huckins, was b. Tamworth, Dec. 6, 1843. Sept., 1865, 
he m. Laura Ann, dau. of Sampson and Sally Pettingill, b. 
Sandwich, May 1, 1845. Was a farmer in Tamworth. In July, 
1900, he removed to Bristol, having purchased the Sylvanus W. 
Swett farm, where he now lives. 

children 

2. Charles F., b. Tamworth, Apr. 19, 1868. Farmer. Came to Bris- 
tol with his father. He m. Jan. 26, 1898, Sadie V. Burleigh, dau. James 
W. (See.) Child: 

a. Bessie L., b. Bristol, Aug. 26, 1899. 

THE HUNTINGTON FAMILY 

1. Jonathan Huntington, was b. Hopkinton, Feb. 4, 1767. 
He m. Jan. 27, 1791 , Jane Abbott. They came from Hawke to 
the Nelson neighborhood, his farmhouse being some distance from 
the highway, just east of the site of the house occupied by Caleb 
L. Clay. He was noted in early life as a profane, intemperate 
man, and in later life as very religious though superstitious. 
His wife was from Chester, and was b. Dec. 17, 1763, and d. 
Bristol, July 19, 1834, ae. 70-7-2 ; he d. in the family of David 
Foster, in South Alexandria, Nov. 25, 1842, ae. 75-9-21. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Betsey, b. Bristol, July 1, 1791 ; m. Daniel McMurphy, the son of 
Alexander, a Revolutionary soldier from Warner. They were farmers in 
Alexandria, where he d. July 2, 1845, ae. 56-10-17. She d. Mar. 6, 1887, 
ae. 95-8-5. Children : 

a. Jane H., b. Mar. 6, 1811; m. Carlos Swetland ; d. Lebanon, 
Oct. 10, 1853, ae. 42-7-4. Seven children. 

b. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1812; m. Timothy Tilton. (See.) 

c. Ursula P., b. Aug. 10, 1814 ; m. Mar. 23, 1841, Caleb Wells. 
She d. Warner, Nov. 13, 1866, ae. 52-3-3. Four children. 

d. Betsey, b. July 5, 1816; d. Mar. 7, 1859, ae. 42-8-2. 

e. Hannah J., b. Aug. 20, 1818; m. Artemas Simonds. 

f. Sarah Frances, b. Dec. 11, 1820; d. Mar. 9, 1822, ae. 1-2-28. 

g. Daniel, b. Dec. 31, 1822 ; m. Sarah E., dau. Silas Rhoades, b. 
Antrim, June 7, 1822; d. Mar. 19, 1902, ae. 79-9-12. Two children. 

//. Almira Palmer, b. Mar. 27, 1825 ; d. Dec. 16, 1857, ae. 32-8-19. 
Unm. 

i. Sarah F., b. Apr. 27, 1827 ; d. July 24, 1851, ae. 24-2-27. 

j. Alexander, b. Jan. 16, 1830; in. (1) Nov. 25, 1851, Mary, dau. 
of Reuben Kidder, b. Hebron, Oct. 25, 1827; d. Feb. 16, 1854, ae. 
26-3-21. He m. (2) Dec. 1, 1855, Martha Darling. She d. Feb. 19, 
1903, ae. 66-8-1 1. One child. Res. Plymouth. Farmer. 

k. Caroline K., b. Aug. 11, 1832; m. George Downing; d. Aug. 
5, 1859, ae - 26-11-24. 

3. Sarah, b. Dec. 1, 1792; m. David Foster. (See.) 

4. Hannah, b. July 1, 1795 ; m. Moses Johnson. (See.) 

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246 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

5. Jane, b. May 3, 1797; m. Mar. 12, 1840, Ebenezer Flint, and res. 
Alexandria, then Franconia, where he d.; she d. Winchester, Mass. 

In Feb., 1835, eight of this family had the smallpox. No fatalities. 

THE HUSE FAMILIES 

Carr H use was b. in England in 1 740. He emigrated to Amer- 
ica, landing in Newburyport, Mass., in 1764. The summer of 
1767 and the two succeeding summers, he spent in New Chester 
clearing land for a farm. His camp was near the Pemigewasset 
river in what is now the village of Hill. Jonas Minot, who 
visited New Chester in July, 1 771 , for the Masonian proprietors, 
reported that at that time Carr Huse and family had been living 
in a house in the town one year and four months. (See page 
40, Vol. I.) By this it seems he made the second permanent 
settlement in the town, and at as early a date as the spring of 
1770. His cabin stood not far from the cemetery east of the 
railroad. In 1790, he built a frame house just back of the 
buildings now occupied by George M. Huse, and in 1824, the 
present buildings. 

Neither Carr Huse nor any of his descendants ever resided 
within the limits of Bristol but he was so long and so intimately 
identified with the old town of New Chester, of which the terri- 
tory of Bristol was a part, that this history would be incomplete 
without a sketch of this worthy man. 

At the first town meeting in New Chester, in 1773, Carr 
Huse was elected selectman, and he filled this office 18 years; 
at the second annual town meeting he was elected clerk and 
served 33 years. In his old age, realizing the importance of a 
record of the first meeting, he recorded a statement of what was 
then done, the clerk of that meeting, Joshua Tolford, having 
failed to make a record. During the Revolutionary war, he was 
a member of the town committee of safety, and he served as ser- 
geant of a company that marched from Plymouth in September, 
1777, to the relief of the northern army under Gen. Gates. He 
was formany years a justice of the peace ; also served as cor- 
oner. He was largely influential in the organization of the First 
Congregational church of Hill, in 18 15, and was elected one of 
its first deacons. He was a broad-minded, progressive man and 
his influence is still felt, though he long since ceased to have 
a voice in the affairs of his town. 

Carr Huse m. (i ) Sarah Wells, presumed to be the daughter 
of Lieut. Thomas Wells, four of whose sons were among the 
earliest settlers in New Chester. She d. July 8, 1773, ae. 33- 
3-24. He m. (2) in 1775, Joanna Buswell, who d. June 12, 
1823, ae. 77. He d. Apr. 10, 1833, ae. 92-9-. He had five 
children by his first wife and four by his second. The home- 
stead still remains in the family. Carr Huse was succeeded by 



GENEALOGIES — HUTCHINS 247 

his son, John, b. 1784, He m. twice, had six children, and d. 
Feb. 26, 1859, ae. 74. John Hnse was succeeded by his son, 
Carr, b. 1814. He m. (1) Feb. 10, 1842, Arvilla K. Harper, of 
New Hampton. She d. Oct. 12, 1843, and he m. (2) Dec. 19, 
1843, Charlotte W., dau. of Ezekiel Eastman. He d. July 26, 
1869, and Mrs. Charlotte W. Huse is the successor to the estate. 
She is the mother of five children, one of whom, George M., is 
a resident on the homestead, as is also her grandson, Carr Huse, 
a son of George M. Huse, and a great-great-grandson of the 
original settler on this estate. 



1. Stephen D. Huse, son of Dennison and Mary (Hough- 
ton) Huse, was b. Harvard, Mass., July 2, 1823. He m. 
Almira Hubbard, dau. of Jeremiah. (See.) He was a currier 
in White's tannery for some years before the Civil war. (See 
Roll of Honor. ) After the war was a whitewasher and paper 
hanger. Shed. Aug. 22, 1881, ae. 51 years; he m. (2); he 
d. Jan. 12, 1902, ae. 78-6-10. 

CHILD 

2. Lizzie M., b. Feb. 1, 1849; m. John Colby; d. Bristol, Jan. ir, 
1894, ae. 44-ri-io. 

THE HUTCHINS FAMILY 

1. Erastus Thomas Hutchins, son of Thomas and Sarah 
(Dadman) Hutchins, was. b. Westford, Mass., Apr. 29, 1846. 
He m. Nov. 27, 1870, Annie, dau. Caleb and Hannah (Kenes- 
ton) Robie, b. Andover, May 30, 1846. He was a farmer and 
lumber dealer in Alexandria; came to Bristol, Jan. 1, 1899, 
and was elected selectman, 1902 and 1903. Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mabel Augusta, b. Alexandria, Mar. 22, 1872 ; ni. Hial F. Seavey 
and res. Alexandria. 

3. Josie Lila, b. A., Mar. 25, 1874 ; m. Elmer H. Gordon, of Alexan- 
dria. 

4. Bert Clarence, b. A., Sept. 14, 1875; in. Ethel, dau. Nathaniel J. 
Ackerman. Res. Alexandria. 

5. Ella May, b. A., Jan. 3, 1878; d. Feb. 13, 1879, ae. 1-1-10. 

6. Earl Leon, b. A., Jul}' 6, 1882. 

7. Allen Erastus, b. A., July 7, 1884. 

8. George Chandos, b. A., Jan. 20, 1886. 

9. Myrtie Annie, b. A., Jan. 21, 18S8. 

THE HUTCHINSON FAMILY 

1. Alexander Hutchinson, son of Alexander, was b. in 
Edinburgh, Scotland, June 12, 1790. He came to Bristol 



248 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

about 1828, and soon after m. Betsey Smith Truell, dau. David 
(See), b. May 12, 1801. He was farmer and res. just west of 
river on Pleasant street. She d. Oct. 16, 1869, ae. 68-5-4 I ne 
d. May 12, 1870, ae. 79-1 1-0. 

children 

2. Solomon Jackson, b. Franklin. Left home at 18; was not heard 
from till he returned 21 years later. Was a soldier in Mexican war. He 
m. Susan O. Hicky. Certificate issued Sept. 9, 1869. No children. Died 
at home of his sister, Jane, ae. about 59. 

3. Almira Wilson, b. Aug. 27, 1830; m. Feb. 5, 1855, Samuel S. Gale. 
Children : 

a. Burleigh Alvin, b. Groton, Apr. 14, 1861. 

b. Flora A., b. Bristol, July 29, 1863 ; m. Barrett. 

c. Alice M., b. Manchester, July 19, 1871, m. Dinsmore. 

d. A son died in infancy. 

4. Mary, b. Franklin, Nov. 25, 1832; m. Samuel C. Bennett. (See.) 

5. Jane, b. Bristol, Mar. 23, 1834; m. George M. Alden. (See.) 

6. Alexander, b. B., Juhy 5, 1836 ; m. Jane Clark, 1862. Killed June 
28, 1864, seige of Petersburg. (See Roll of Honor.) Child : 

a. Fred Orlando. 

7. Caroline Matilda, b. B., Feb. 28, 1839; m. May 1, 1866, Josiah 
Healey ; d. Nov. 28, 1882, ae. 43-9-. 

8. Susan M., b. B. ; m. (1) Jan. 1, 1863, Sumner R. Truell, two 
children ; m. (2) Bryant E. Crawford, two children. 

9. Betsey Ann, b. B., Aug. 5, 1841 ; m. Oct. 3, 1860, Fred G. Stark, 
Manchester. Children : 

a. Charles Alvin, b. Oct. 19, 1861 ; graduated Dartmouth Medi- 
cal school, 1884 ; m. Oct. 19, 1886, Harriet O. Walker. Was in 
practice at Asylum, Concord ; in an asylum at Winchendon, Mass.; 
and in Louisiana ; in Marshfield, Mass., 1887, till he d. 1897, ae. 36. 
His widow and one son, Gillis Walker, survive. 

b. Gillis, b. Feb. 9, 1865 ; graduated at Dartmouth Medical 
school, 1889; m. Apr. 9, 1893, Gertrude M. Hall. Is a physician in 
Manchester. 

c. Frederick Russell, b. Apr. 21, 1867; m. June 20, 1893, Cora B. 
Simmons. Is a dealer in real estate, loans, and insurance, Man- 
chester. Children: (1) Marion Elizabeth. (2) Frederick Norman. 

d. Susan Augusta, b. Sept. 1, 1868 ; m. Oct. 14, 1S96, Charles F. 
Smyth, Manchester. Children: (1) Dorothy. (2) Marion Eliza- 
beth. 

e. Maurice Albert, b. July 30, 1874 ; graduated Dartmouth Med- 
ical school, 1896 ; m. Weltha Ford, June 14, 1900. Is a physician in 
Goffstown. 

10. Daniel Smith, b. B., Sept. 6, 1842 ; d. Franklin, Dec. 7, 1891, ae. 
49-3-1. Served in 12th Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) He m. 
Jennie Phelps, dau. Andrew and Johanna. She d. Mar., 1878, and he m. 
(2) Oct. 13, 1879, Anna M. Fay, of Spencer, Mass. She d. West Derry, 
ae. 46-4-0. Children : 

a. Rose Anna, b. Danbury, Nov. 14, 1867 ; m. Lariener E. Fay. 
Res. Danbury. 

b. Byron Willie, b. Bristol, Nov. 24, 1870. 

c. Charles A., b. Danbury, Apr. 19, 1872. 

d. Elmer E., b. D., June 19, 1874. 

e. Edgbert, b. D., Oct. 14, 1876. 

/. Elias, b. Shirley, Mass., Mar. 12, 1878. 

g. Georgie Hoyt, b. Bristol, Jan. 27, 1S81 ; d. Mar. 9, 1881. 



GENEALOGIES — INGALLS 249 

h. Arthur Everett, b. Franklin, May 13, 1886. 
i. Flora Bell, b. F., Aug. 30, 1891. 
11. Willie, b. B., Sept. 5, 1841 ; d. May, 1847, ae. 5-8-. 



i. Sullivan Hutchinson, son of Galen and Olive (Flint) 
Hutchinson, was b. Albany, Me., June 10, 1826. He m. Jan. 
2, 1850, Elzina, dau. of Thomas and Naomi (Guernsey) East- 
man, b. Whitefield, Nov. 4, 1831. He was a farmer and station- 
ery peddler; res. in Bristol, 1870-73, and d. New Hampton, 
Mar. 4, 1889, ae. 62-8-24. Mason. She res. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Orrin, b. Milan, Feb. 13, 185 1 ; m. Mary E. Calley, July 4, 1871. 
Children : 

a. Leon Vado, b. Northfield, May 8, 1872 ; m. Aug. 17, 1896, 
Etta S. Walker, dau. of Walter W. Walker. Res. New Hampton. 
One son, three dau. 

b. Walter Fiske, b. New Hampton, Aug. 7, 1877. 

c. Viola Edith b. N. H., Oct. 7, 1881. Res. Tilton. 

3. Olive, b. M., Feb. 24, 1853 ; m. George Wells. Children : 

a. Carrie Elzina, b. Bristol, Sept. 11, 1873 ; m. Everett C. Cloud- 
man, of Alexandria. Res. Reading, Mass. Four children. 

b. Tellis Ruez, b. New Hampton, Dec. 5, 1876. Res. Windham 
Junction. 

c. Frank Bernard, b. Franklin, Mar. 17, 1880. 

4. Arthur, b. Contoocook, Feb. 5, i860. Settled in Bristol, 1879, 
and m. Jan. 25, 1880, Margaret H., dau. of Merrick B. and Hannah S. 
(Calley) Hight, b. New Hampton, Feb. 7, 1861. He was a manufacturer 
and dealer in lumber; d. Mar. 3, 1898, ae. 38-0-28. She m. (2) Nov. 26, 
1902, George A. Gates. He was a mason, b. Westmore, Vt., Oct. 4, 1853, 
and was drowned in Newfound lake, Apr. 15, 1903, ae. 49-6-11. 

5. Homer Harden, b. C, Apr. 13, 1863; m. Aug. 27, 1900, Clara J., 
dau. of William T. Oakley. (See.) He is a manufacturer of lumber in 
Bristol. No children. Methodist, Republican, Odd Fellow, Mason. 

6. Edith S., b. New Hampton, Apr. 13, 1874; d. Sept. 22, 1881, ae. 

7-5-9- 

THE INGALES FAMILY 

1 . Those bearing the name of Ingalls in Bristol are evident- 
ly the descendants of Capt. Samuel Ingalls, b. Andover, Mass., 
May 7, 1683. He settled in Haverhill, Mass., but removed, 
in 1720, to Chester, where, in 1721, he was granted a mill privi- 
lege on agreement to erect a saw-mill within one year. He was 
a selectman in Chester three years, was one of a committee to 
erect a church, and, in 1732, erected the first frame house in 
that town. He d. Oct. 6, 1747, ae. 64-4-29. He had nine 
children, of whom one was 

2. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1712. He is supposed to be iden- 
tical with Samuel, the father of Jonathan and Ebenezer, men- 
tioned below. He was a resident of Sandown and evidentlv 



250 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

spent his last days in New Chester. In March, 1782, New 
Chester voted to exempt him from a poll-tax. Of his children, 
Ebenezer (No. 3) and Jonathan (No. 4 following) settled in 
New Chester. 

3. Ebenezer was a settler on the Oren Nelson farm west 
of Danforth brook, while Jonathan settled on the east side of 
the brook. Both were here as early as 1771, and each served 
one term in the Revolutionary army from New Chester. Eben- 
ezer served as selectman in 1776, and soon after removed to 
New Hampton (See p. 252), and Jonathan succeeded to his 
farm. 

4. Jonathan m. Martha Eocke, a sister of Thomas Eocke 
(See), probably his second m. The town records say Jonathan 
Ingalls m. Edna Hastings, Nov. 25, 1813, probably his third m. 
He removed to Canada with a portion of his family. 

children 

*5- Jonathan, supposed to have been b. about 1765. 

6. Joanna, who in. Daniel Heath, Mar. 8, 1785, a dau. probably. 

7. Samuel, m. Betsey, dau. of John Clough. (See.) 

8. James, b. Bristol, July, 3, 1772; m. Ruth, dau. of David Sleeper 
(See), b. Mar. 4, 1774. In 1807, they removed to Durham, Dower 
Canada, where they were farmers. Methodists. Children : 

a. David, b. Bristol, May 31, 1796. Settled in Bristol, Mich. 

b. Jonathan, b. B., Sept. 23, 1798. 

c. Jethro, b. B., Oct. 17, 1801. d. Mary, b. B., Nov. 23, 1803. 

e. Edmond, b. Mar. 26, 1809. Was a Methodist minister. 

f. Orpha, b. June 5, i8n. g. James, b. May 4, 1813. 

h. Elvira, b. Apr. 10, 1815. i. Betsey L., b. Feb. — , 1818. 

9. Abigail, b. B., Nov. 26, 1774; m. Daniel Heath, Nov. 12, 1795. 

10. Olive, b. B., Aug. 4, 1780; m. William Holt, June 23, 1795. 

11. Nanna, b. B., May 2, 1782. 12. Daniel, b. B., June 19, 1784. 

(5) Jonathan Ingalls, b. 1765, m. Mar. 8, 17S5, Abigail 
Cleveland, a sister to John Cleveland. They were the first set- 
tlers on what was afterward known as the town farm. He 
became involved financially through the dishonesty of another, 
and lost his farm. He then purchased what is now the Edwin 
T. Pike farm, his buildings being on the east side of the high- 
way. Jonathan Ingalls and his wife were of deep religious 
convictions and were members of the first Methodist class organ- 
ized in Bristol in 1801. She d. Jan. 10, 1833; he went to 
Michigan with his son, Charles, in 1836, and there d. in 1843, 
ae. 78. 

children, all born in Bristol 

13. Betsey, b. Oct. 12, 1785 ; in. Aaron Nelson. (See.) 

14. Hannah, b. Apr. 3, 1787 ; m. Ezekiel Smith. 

15. Dolly, b. Mar. 12, 1789. 

16. Patty, b. Apr. 16, 1791 ; d. at five years of age. 

17. Sally, b. July 17, 1793 ; m. John Hrown. (See.) 

18. Polly, b. Oct. 6, 1795 ; m. John Tirrell. (See.) 

19. John, b. Mar. 21, 1798; m. Laura Allen, a niece of Col. Ethan 



GENEALOGIES — INGALLS 25 1 

Allen, removed to Iowa. A sou, Timothy, emigrated to California, and 
became wealthy. 

20. Irena, b. Mar. 22, 1800. 

21. Susan, b. B., May 19, 1802 ; m. Nov. 6, 1823, John Fowler, son of 
Abner, b. Saubornton, Aug. 3, 1800. He d. 1833, in Hill; she d. in War- 
ner, Apr. 6, 1864, ae. 61-10-17. Children : 

a. Lizzie Ann, b. Saubornton, July 30, 1825 ; m. Samuel H. 
Minard. She d. Mar. 10, 1859, ae. 33-7-10. Four children, all d. 
He went to California. 

b. Mary Abigail, b. S., Aug. 3, 1826; m. (1) Luther A. Shedd, 

Penacook. Child : Harriet, d. ; he d., she went West and m. (2) 

Clark. She d. Feb. 6, 1880 or *8i. Child : Oscar M. Clark, res. 
Michigan. 

c. Susan Augusta, b. Hill, May 24, 1836; m. Daniel G. S. Davis, 
and d. Canaan, June 25, 1872, ae. 36-1-1. 

d. Harriet Adeline, b. H., Feb. 19, 1844; m. Jan. 5, i860, Oscar 
F. Washburn. He was a corporal 4th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. 
Aug. 13, 1864, at Fort Monroe, Va. She m. (2) John D. Webber. 
(See.) 

e. John Wesley, b. Bristol, Mar. 6, 1848; m. (1; Clara Goodwin, 
of Warren. Three children ; m. (2) Susan Elliott. He d. Warren, 
Sept. 14, 1888, ae. 40-6-8. She res. No. Woodstock. Three chil- 
dren. 

22. Jonathan, b. B., June 23, 1804; m. Nov. 13, 1828, Eliza M. Har- 
rington, b. Westboro, Mass., Jan. 9, 1806, and d. Aug. 3, 1831, in Water- 
ford, N. Y., ae. 25-6-24. He m., Jan. 1, 1835, Eliza Shepherd, dau. of 
Harvey and Temperance (Worthington) Spalding, b. Worthington, Mass., 
Nov. 24, 1808, and d. Green Bay, Wis., Apr. 27, 1877, ae. 68-5-3. He d. 
Green Bay, Feb. 27, 1875, ae - 70-8-4. He left Bristol about 1830. Res. 
Waterford ; Lockport, N. Y. ; in 1850 settled in Green Bay, Wis., where 
he had first shingle-mill in that section ; later operated a large carriage 
factory. Children : 

a. Frances Augusta, b. Waterford, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1831. She m. 
Nov. 16, 1853, Myron P. Lindsley. Children: (1) Thales, b. 
Green Bay, Feb. 23, 1853. (2) Eliza Lelia, b. G. B., Mar. 15, 1859, 
m. Feb. 9, 1883, Frank B. Desnoyers. (3) Myron P., d. in Madi- 
son, Wis., Jan. 16, 1883. She res. Green Bay. 

b. Charles Edward, b. Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1836. Served 
through the Civil war as paymaster; was 20 years in New Orleans 
custom-house. In 1771, he m. Mrs. Maygie Peters, of New York ; 
d. Aug. 18, 1893, ae. 57-7-12. 

c. George Albert, b. L-, Jan. 24, 1840, and d. July 22, 1840. 

d. George Henry, b. L., Oct. 23, 1841 ; m. July 6, 1876, Jose- 
phine Mojer, of New York. No children. 

e. Mary Eliza, b. L., Oct. 27, 1845 ; m. Feb. 20, 1867, Thomas L. 
Best. Child : Lavis Freeman, b. Sept 13, 1877. Res. Green Bay. 

23. Sherburn Sanborn, b. B., June 2, 1807. He m. at Westville, 
N. Y., Jan. 1, 1833, Mary Jane Schoff. She was b. in Guildhall, Vt., Feb. 
4, 1812, and d. Aug. 4, 1876, at Constable, N. Y., ae. 64-6-0. He d. June 
3, 1879, in Chateaugay, N. Y., ae. 72-0-r. Farmer. "They had eight of 
the handsomest girls in the state." Children: 

a. Charles W., b. Godmanchester, L. C, Nov. 25, T833 ; m. Nov. 
29, 1859, Lizzie A. Bovvers. Res. Boston, Mass. 

b. Marian F., b. G., Apr. 5, 1835; m - Curtis Stevens, Concord, 
Mass., Nov. 29, 1856. 

c. Sophia S., b. Brasher, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1837; m - Hiram D. 
Shepherd at Chateaugay, Nov. 29, 1866, and d. Apr. 18, 1872, ae. 

35-3-17- 

d. Alzina S., b. B., Jan. 29, 1839; m. Nathan D. Roberts, Feb. 



252 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

27, 1859, in Huntington, L. C. ; m. Feb. 13, 1873, at Bradford, Vt., 
James C. Stevens. 

e. Susan F., b. Bombay, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1841 ; m. Bradford S. 
Wright, May 5, 1861, at Chateaugay. 

/. Lucy J., b. Brasher, May 15, 1842; m. Senaca Marks, May 
25, 1862, at Messena, N. Y. 

g. Oscar F., b. B., Mar. 9, 1844 ; m. Susie C. Dolby, Dec. 3, 1863, 
at Lowell, Mass., and d. Boston, Mass., Dec. 13, 1865. ae. 21-9-4. 

h. James A., b. Constable, N. Y., Nov. ir, 1846 ; d. in C, Sept. 
27, 1849, ae. 2-10-16. 

i. Martha M., b. C, Apr. 30, 1849; m. Hiram D. Shepherd, Jan. 
3, 1874, at Malone, N. Y. 

j. Maria H., b. C, Apr. 10, 1851 ; m. I. Newton Perkins, at Brad- 
ford, Vt., Sept. 3, 1874. 

k. Clara V., b. C, Jan. 11, 1853 ; m. Julius C. Dennis, Nov. 30, 
1871, Malone ; m. Jan., 1889, Hyman Carpenter, at Middlebury, Vt. 

/. George A., b. C, Jan. 22, 1858; d. Sept. 9, 1858. 

24. Keziah, b. B., 1810; m. Milton Sawyer. (See.) 

25. Charles Wesley, b. B., Apr. 21, 1812; m. 1834, Catherine, dau. of 
Hall J. Hamm, b. B., Mar. 21, 1811; d. Harbor Springs, Mich., June 22, 
1882, ae. 71-3-1. He d. same place, Feb. 9, 1889, ae. 76-9-1S. He went to 
Boston; about 1836, to Ionia Co., Mich., with his wife, two children, and 
aged father, where he was one of the first settlers. Went to California by 
the overland route in 1850. Returned and elected member of the Michi- 
gan legislature in 1852. (See Roll of Honor.) 



i. Ebenezer Ingalls (No. 3, of p. 250) was in Bristol as 
early as 1771 . He is supposed to have removed to New Hamp- 
ton about 1777. One child was 

2. Gilman, b. Bristol, Feb. 4, 1775. He m. Abigail, dau. 
of Timothy Emerson, b. Alexandria, Apr. 18, 1778. About 
1 810, he returned to Bristol and settled on the Chase farm in 
Dist. No. 8 ; later res. on Cross street, and still later on the farm 
first settled by -his father, where he d., May. 23, 1855, ae. 80- 
3-19 ; she d. Oct. 9, i860, ae. 82-5-21. 

children 

#3. Gilman, b. New Hampton, Jan. 29, 1798. 
4. Abigail, b. N. H., Nov. 3, 1799; m. Osman Gale, b. Alexandria, 
Feb. 13, 1799. Both d. in family of Calvin Golden, Bristol. He d. Aug. 
22, 1877, ae. 78-6-9; she d. Aug. 12, 1876, ae. 76-9-9. Children: 

a. Elizabeth F., b. Sept. 30, 1820; m. Calvin Golden. (See.) 

b. Matilda J., b. May 7, 1822; m. Isaac Follansbee ; res. Hill. 

c. Emeline H., b. Dec. 15, 1823; m. Hiram Esterbrook, Hill. 
He d. Bedford, where she res. 

d. Mary M. A., b. Sept. 8, 1825 ; m. Wells Sargent. He d. Man- 
chester, where she res. 

e. Sarah M., b. July 7, 1827 ; d. Jan. 27, 1858, ae. 30-6-20; unm. 
/. Gilman E., b. Sept. 12, 1829; m. (1) Heath. Res. Man- 

' Chester. 
#5. Josiah Emerson, b. N. H., Sept. 6, 1802. 

6. Lydia, b. N. H., Jan. 28, 1804; m. Pattee Gale. (See.) 

7. Phebe, b. N. H., Feb. 8, 1806; m. Stephen Gale. (See.) 

8. Mary Jane, b. N. H., July 18, 1807; d. unm., Mar. 6, 1845, ae. 
37-7-18. 



GENEALOGIES — INGAELS 253 

9. Harvey Nichols, b. N. H., Oct. 1, 1808; m. Sept., 1832, Sarah, 
dan. of Abigail (Swain) Weeks, b. Sanbornton, Oct. 10, i8ri ; d. Frank- 
lin, Jan. 8, 1864, ae. 52-2-28. He m., Dec. 8, 1865, Betsey Oilman Ayer, 
dan. of John. Was a cabinet maker in Bristol ; in 1847, went to Frank- 
lin, and, in 1867, to Manchester, returning to Franklin, April, 1886, where 
he d., Dec. 22, 1890, ae. 82-2-21. After leaving Bristol, was a farmer. 
Children : 

a. Horace Sanborn, b. New Hampton, Aug. 29, 1834 ; m. Sarah 
Ann Hill, Standish Plain, P. Q., Nov. 27, 1859; d. Franklin, Dec. 
18, 1863, ae. 29-3-19. 

b. Amanda Melviua, b. Sanbornton, July 4, 1836; m. Feb. 14, 
1876, Alphonso Crosby, China, Me. Res. on her father's farm at 
Franklin. 

c. Hiram Berry, b. Bristol, Dec. 29, 1840; m. Aug., i860, Helen 
Carleton, and d. Manchester, May 5, 1881, ae. 40-4-6. Child : 
Daughter, b. Aug. 27, 1862 ; m. Oliver F. George, Pittsfield. 

d. Helen Ann, b. B., Jan. 14, 1844; d. Franklin, Nov. 29, i860, 
■ ae. 16-10-15. 

e. Narcia Elmira, b. B., Jan. 20, 1847 1 d. unm v Feb. 8, 1870, ae. 
23-0-18. 

10. Timothy, b. Jan. 19, 1810 ; d. young. 

11. Luther, b. Bristol, Nov. 13, 1815 ; m. Eliza Ann Jewell, dau. of 
John. Succeeded his father on farm. She d. Mar. 6, 1848, ae. 24-0-22. 
He m., Nov., 1849, Sarah Ann, dau. of Benjamin Emmons, b. Stewarts- 
town, Oct. 27, 1823, and d. in Boston, Mass., Oct. 23, 1891, ae. 67-11-26. 
He d. Feb. 11, 1852, ae. 36-2-28. Child: 

a. Charles Luther, b. Bristol, Sept. 12, 1851 ; m. Sept 17, 1870. 
Children: (1) Lillian Maud, b. Lowell, Mass., Feb. 9, 1871 ; m. 

Perkins. (2) Arthur Forrest, b. L., Jan. 19, 1873. (3) Clarence 

Leland, b. L-, Nov. 15, 1881. (4) Milo Luther, b. L., Mar. 21, 1887. 

12. George Washington, b. B., Aug. 17, 1817 ; m. Oct. 28, 1840, Mary, 
dau. of Robert and Betsey (Currier) Lane, a resident of the Borough, 
b. Aug. 20, 1818, in Crownport, N. Y. He lived on Merrimack street, 
where he d. Aug. 11, 1853, of cancer, ae. 35-11-24. His widow m. June 9, 
1873, Nathaniel Miner, and d. Jerseyville, 111., May 10, 1894, ae. 75-8-20. 
Children : 

a. Ellen Maria, b. Bristol, Aug. 6, 1841 ; m. Nov. 6, 1859, Edward 
Quinn, of Lacouia. One child. 

b. Lucy Augusta, b. B., Nov. 30, 1843; m - 

c. Rose Jane, b B., Jan. 11, 1847 I m - Apr. 3, 1861, Webster Max- 
field. 

13. Nancy B., b. B., Oct. 25, 1819 ; m. Jan. 10, 1839, John L. Colby, 
and res. Franklin, where she d. Apr. 3, 1844, ae. 24-5-8. He d. Franklin, 
1888. Children: 

a. Georgia Anna, b. Franklin, 1840; m. Dec. 14, 1862, Dr. John 
F. Dodge. She d. Franklin, Mar. 26, 1866, ae. 26. He res. Provi- 
dence, R. I. Child : (1) Lenora G., b. Aug. 19, 1864; m. Mar. 22, 
1887, Charles F. Burnham. 

b. Charles Gilman, b. F., Apr. 8, 1842. 

c. Nancy B., b. F., 1844 ; d. ae. 6. months. 

(3) Gilman Ingalls, b. Jan. 29, 1798, m. (1) Nancy 
Bowen, (2) Oct. 9, 1823, Sarah, dau. of Dr. Thomas Roberts, 
of Alexandria, b. Nov. 3, 1S01. They lived west side of high- 
way on Hemp hill ; house destroyed by fire. They removed to 
Oren Nelson farm to care for his parents, and there he d. July 6, 
1862, ae. 64-5-7 ; she d. Jan. 24, 1862, ae. 60-2-21. 



254 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

-::>I4. Gustavus Washington, b. Bristol, May 21, 1824. 

15. Amanda Jane, b. B., June n, 1826; m. (1) Joseph Rollins, (2) 
George W. Dow. (See.) 

16. Lucinda Hibbard, b. B., Mar. 6, 1828; m. Andrew J. Waite, a tin- 
smith in Bristol. No children. She d. Bristol, Feb. 26, 1854, ae. 25- 
11-20. He d. Lowell, Mass., July 26, 1855, ae. 36. 

17. Mahala Plumer, b. B., Feb. 8, 1830 ; m. Oren Nelson. (See.) 

18. George Harvey, b. B., Feb. 5, 1832; m. Helen Louise, dau. of 
John R. Edmonds, b. Warner, Mar. 25, 1833. He was a superior musi- 
cian. It is claimed that he was the leader of the Methodist choir at 12 
years of age. Was a member of Hilton Head (S. C.) Post band during 
the Civil war. Res. Concord i8-)9-'63, when he returned to Bristol ; kept 
restaurant in Abel block and was leader of a cornet band here. He d. 
Warner, Feb. 8, 1899, ae. 67-0-3. Children : 

a. Alphonso Daniel, b. Dec. 3, 1855 ; m. Dec. 9, 1882, Mary F. 
Hardy ; she d. and he m., Jan. 1, 1889, Mary Elizabeth Sawyer. 

b. Susie Angie, b. Mar. 8, 1858 ; m. Dec. 29, 1885, Charles H. 
Osgood, Warner. 

19. Mary Philbrick, b. B., Jan. 3, 1834 ; m. Lewis F. Pattee. (See.) 

20. Ann Maria, b. B., Feb. 16, 1836 ; d. Sept. 1, 1856, ae. 20-6-15. 

21. Horace Langdon, b. B., Aug. 31, 1838 ; m. Mar. 9, 1869, Mary 
Pauline, dau. Abel L. and Pauline (Phelps) Crosby, b. Groton, Apr. 21, 
1844. They res. Concord, where he is janitor of the state house. Served 
several terms as door-keeper of house of representatives. (See Roll of 
Honor.) Is a Republican, Mason, G. A. R. Children: 

a. Linna Augusta, b. Hill, May 13, 1873. 

b. Delia Leona, b. Groton, Mar. 22, 1877. 

22. John Henry, b. B., Apr. 16, 1841 ; d. Dec. 5, 1863, of disease con- 
tracted in the army, ae. 22-7-19. (See Roll of Honor.) 

23. Frances Amelia, b. B., Aug. 13, 1843 \ m - Capt. George F. Pres- 
cott. (See.) 

2\. Alferetta Augusta, b. B., Oct. 12, 1846; d. Oct. 19, 1868, ae. 22-0-7. 

(5) Josiah E. Ingalls, b. Sept. 6, 1802, m. Oct. 23, 1825, 
Dorothy, dau. of Josiah and Sally (L,add) Sanborn, b. Alexan- 
dria, Sept. 19, 1805. She d. Bristol, Nov. 14, 1831, ae. 26-1-25, 
and he m., Oct. 18, 1832, Lucy Ferrin, dau. of Jonathan and 
Hannah (Ball) Ladd, b. Hebron, Mar. 3, 1803, and d. Alexan- 
dria, Nov. 24, 1890, ae. 87-8-21. He d. Alexandria, Oct. 28, 
i860, ae. 58-1-22. Was a farmer in Alexandria. 

CHILDREN 

25. Josiah Sanborn, b. Alexandria, Dec. 13, 1827; m July 16, 1851, 
Laura L-, dau. William Mudgett. (See.) They res. Concord, where he 
is a manufacturer of essences. No children. 

26. Sullivan, b. A., Jan. 15, 1831 ; m. Sept. 19, 1854, Caroline M., dau. 
of James and Lorana (Fellows) Berry, b. A., July 31, 1835. She d. Jan. 
26, 1866, ae. 30-5-25, and he m., May 1, 1867, Sarah F., dau. of Sanders 
Herbert. (See.) He was a wheelwright in Alexandria and Bristol, 
where he d., Sept. 14, 1876, ae. 45-7-29. His widow d. Bristol, Oct. 4, 
1898, ae. 56-7-10. Children : 

a. Emma Angenette, b. Nov. 7, 1855 ; d. Feb. 7, 1857, ae. 1-3-0. 

b. Ida Nellie, b. July 4, 1858 ; d. July 10, 1863, ae. 5-0-6. 

c. Clara Maynette, b. Bristol, Oct. 31, 1868. Has been for three 
years a teacher in the graded school. 



GENEALOGIES — JEFFERSON 255 

d. Ardena Lougardie, b. B., Aug. 21, 1871. Is a private school 
teacher. 

27. Harriet Elizabeth Brooks, b. Alexandria, Apr. 13, 1837 ; m. Mar. 
17, 1870, Charles L. Dal ton, a farmer in Alexandria. 

(14) Gustavus W. Ingalls, b. Bristol, May 21, 1824, m. 
June 20, 1847, Mary C. Sleeper, dau. of David (See), b. Sept. 
7, 1827. He was a superior musician. Manufacturer of organ 
reed boards at Worcester, Mass., where he now res., retired. 
(See Roll of Honor.) She d. Apr. 21, 1903, ae. 75-7-14. 

CHILDREN 

28. Mary Susie, b. Concord, Oct. 2, 1849; d. Aug. 3, 1855, ae. 5-10-1. 

29. Walter Gustavus, b. C, Aug. 10, 1856; m. Jan. 20, 1879, Mary 
Gertrude Leland, who d. Worcester, Mass., May 21, 1883, and he m., Oct. 
12, 1885, Nettie M. Dunbar. Children : 

a. Lottie Mildred, b. Jan. 31, 1880. 
6. Francis Dunbar, b. Mar. 4, 1887. 

THE JEFFERSON FAMILY 

1. Rev. Albert Willis Jefferson, son of Rev. Benjamin F. 
and Anna (Barber) Jefferson, was b. Parishville, N. Y., Aug. 
21, 1872. He graduated from Whitefield High school ; attended 
New Hampton Institution, i893~'94 ; graduated from Cobb 
Divinity school, Lewiston, Me., 1897; ordained at Whitefield, 
June 6, 1897. Was pastor of Free Baptist church, June, 1897- 
Mar. 1, 1900; since, serving a church in Pawtucket, R. I. He 
m., June 9, 1897, Lenona L-, dau. of Nathan W. Libbey, b. 
Whitefield, Apr. 9, 1873. 

THE JEFFROY FAMILY 

1. Charles L. Jeffrey, son of John and Harriet Sherwood 
Jeffrey, was b. West Chelmsford, Mass., Aug. 13, 1856. He 
m., Sept. 22, 1892, Abbie May, dau. of Joel Gurdy. (See.) 
He came to Bristol about 1888, and is employed in weave-room 
at the woolen-mill. 

child 

2. Dorothy, b. Bristol, June 22, 1894 ; d. Oct. 18, 1898, ae. 4-3-26. 

THE JESSEMAN FAMILY 

1. George Edward Jesseman, son of Jewell and Mary 
(Blodgett) Jesseman, was b. Dorchester, Feb. 17, 1852. He 
was one of 16 children. He m., June 30, 1872, Abbie Frances 
Waldron, one of 13 children, a dau. of Nathaniel and Betsey 
(Davis) Waldron, b. Dorchester, Nov. 30, 1855. A farmer and 
lumberman in Bristol since 1888. 



256 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Bert Henry, b. Dorchester, May 27, 1875 ; m. Sept. 26, 1896, Alice 
Marion Remick, dau. of Augustus. Farmer and lumberman. Children : 

a. Bertha Alice, b. Bristol, Dec. 27, 1897 ; d. Nov. 16, 1899, ae. 
1-10-19. 

b. Clarence Everett, b. B., Dec. 23, 1900. 

3. Eva Lillian, b. D., July 19, 1877; m. Sept. 16, 1896, Thomas E. 
O'Brien, b. Natick, Mass. Shoemaker. Child : 

a. Helen May, b. Natick, Apr. 13, 1903. 

4. Edith Maud, b. D., May 21, 1882 ; m. Nov. 8, 1898, Fred A. Bean, 
of Plymouth. Children : 

a. Morris Fred, b. Bristol, Oct. 26, 1899. 

b. Hattie Mildred, b. Laconia. Jan. 29, 1902. 

5. Edna Gertrude, b. D., Jan. 29, 1887. 

THE JEWELL FAMILY 

1. Newton Isaac Jewell, son of William A. and Sarah T. 
(Kemp) Jewell, was b. Salisbury, Vt., Dec. 22, 1846. He m., 
Mar. 8, 1871, Lucia A., dau. Samuel W. and Mary A. (Batchel- 
der) Dunbar, b. Orange, Dec. 25, 1852. He came to Bristol from 
Groton, in 1888, and here d. Mar. 28, 1893, ae. 46-3-6. Car- 
penter. Mrs. Jewell res. North Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Arthur William, b. Groton, Aug. 25, 1872. Employee in woolen- 
mill. Member of K. of P. 

3. Harry Bert, b. G., Feb. 10, 1878 ; m. Aug. 21, 1897, Bertha F., dau. 
Joseph Cyr. (See.) An employee in -woolen-mill. K. of P. Child : 

a. Maurice Bert, b. Bristol, Dec. 5, 1898; d. Apr. 1, 1899. 

4. Clarence Edward, b. G., Mar. 4, 1882. K. of P. 

5. Dana Grover, b. G., Apr. 28, 1886. 

6. Ernest, b. Bristol, Sept. 16, 1889. 

7. Walter Bartlett, b. B., July 24, 1893. 

THE JEWETT FAMILY 

1. Aaron Jewett, son of Aaron, was b. Dracut, Mass., 

Mar. 29, 1797. He m., Jan. 27, 1819, Hannah, dau. of Job and 

Hannah Eaton, b. Dracut, Mar. 15, 1798, and d. Nov. 14, 1849, 

ae. 51-7-29. He m. (2) Jan. r, 1852, Lucy J. Hill, and about 

this time came to Bristol. For a few years was engaged in the 

manufacture of bedsteads. He d. Feb. 20, 1882, ae. 84-10-21. 

She d. in Alexandria, Apr. 8, 1898, ae. almost 85 years. 

Republican. 

children 

2. Phebe L-, m. Frankie Coburn, May 19, 1844. Res. Westfield, 
Mass. 

3. Hannah M., m. Theodore Hamblet, Feb. 19, 1846. Res. Dracut, 

Mass. 

4. Moses F., served in Union army from Lowell, Mass. ; d. Jan. 23, 

1865, ae. 37. 



GENEALOGIES — JOHNSON 257 

i. Alpha C. Jewett, a brother of above, was b. Wentworth, 
Feb. 28, 1808, and d. Eaconia in the home of his son, Alonzo 
W., Apr. 29, 1887, ae. 79-2-1. He m. Hannah, dan. of Peter 
Flanders, b. Plymouth, and d. Bristol, Apr. 11, 1877, ae. 57. 
Carpenter. Republican. Came to Bristol about 1859. 

CHILDREN 

2. Alonzo W., b. Wentworth, Sept. 27, 1839, came to Bristol with his 
parents and m. Apr. 23, 1861, Annette Locke, dau. of Levi (See), b. June 
27, 1842. (See Roll of Honor.) Was in the meat business in Bristol; a 
carriage manufacturer in Lowell, Mass., where Mrs. Jewett d. Apr. 29, 
1878, ae. 35-10-2. He m. Aug. 5, 1879, Mrs. Celestia Davis Angell, 
Lowell. Returned to Bristol, and, since about 1882, has been in ice and 
milk business, Laconia. Republican, Methodist, Mason. Children : 

a. Katie Blanche, b. Bristol, June 5, 1866; d. Nov. 11, 1890, at 
Laconia, ae. 24-5-6. 

b. Henry Charles, b. B., May 24, 1874 ; d. Lowell, June 22, 1875, 
ae. 1-0-28. 

c. Arthur Alonzo W., b. Apr. 18, 1878. 

3. Charles Aaron, carriage manufacturer, Lowell, Mass., and Laco- 
nia ; now living Gilmantou. 

4. Martha Woodbury, b. Wentworth, Apr. 8, 1845 ; m. Timothv 
Tilton. (See.) 



i. Jeremiah Jewett, a brother of above, was b. in Went- 
worth. He m. Mrs. Mary A. (Flanders) Eames, dau. of Moses 
and Sarah (Bean) Flanders. He was a carpenter and farmer; 
came to Bristol about 1858 ; res. Summer street. She d. Nov. 
5, 1889, ae. 66-1-5 : he d. Feb. 3, 1896, ae. 84-2-. 

CHILD 

2. Etta, b. Lowell, Apr. 25, 1857; m. Smith D. Fellows. (See.) 

THE JOHNSON FAMILIES 

1. Moses Johnson, son of Moses and Anna (Morse) John- 
son, was b. in Hudson, Dec. 17, 1769. He m. June 6, 1793, 
Polly, dau. of Rev. William Elliott, b. Mason, Aug. 2, 1773. 
They settled on a farm in the Nelson neighborhood, as early as 
1815. He d. in the family of his son, Jonathan, in Bridgewater, 
Aug. 5, i860, ae. 90-7-18 ; she d. in Plymouth in same family, 
May 22, 1866, ae. 92-9-20. 

CHILDREN 

2. William, b. July 7, 1794 ; killed at Salisbury, May 22, 1802, ae. 

7-10-15- 

3. Moses, b. Aug. 11, 1796; m. Hannah, dau. of Jonathan Hunting- 
ton, Jan. 21, 1816. (See.) He d. Apr. 26, 1881, ae. 84-8-15. Had eight 
children. 

4. Polly, b. Aug. 16, 1798 ; d. of spotted fever, Nov. 22, 1815, ae. 
17-3-6. 

5. Dolly M., b. Warner, Mar. 23, 1800; m. May 11, 1822, John 
Fletcher, b. Chelmsford, Mass., Dec. 11, 1794; d. May 1, 1842, ae. 47-4-20. 

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258 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

She m. (2) Mar. 28, 1846, Maj. Jesse Colburn, who d. i860. She d. 
Tyngsboro, Mass., Jan. 4, 1883, ae. 82-9-11. Children : 

a. Laura M., b. Lowell, Mass., Apr. 1, 1823 ; rn. July 3, 1847, 
James Harris. He d. Tyngsboro, Apr. 20, 1883. She res. Tyngs- 
boro. 

b. John E., b. L-, Oct. 1, 1824; m., Oct. 1, 1847, Ruth Stearns, 
and d. California, in 185 1, without issue. 

c. Josiah M., b. Halifax, Mass., Jan. 14, 1828; m. Jan. 23, 1851. 
Adaline J. Eastman, of Rumney. Res. Nashua. Six children, all 
deceased. 

6. Hannah U., b. Aug. 31, 1802; m. Edmond Cheney. (See.) 
Moody, "I , T-, f d. 1815. 

Merrill, } b. May 23, 1805 ; { 

Eliza, b. Jan. 1, 1808 ; m. Kimball Whitney. (See.) 
Sarah, b. Apr. 18, 1810; m. Edmond Cheney. (See.) 
Jonathan Huntington, b. June 25, 1812 ; m. Eliza A., dau. Rufus 
and Eliza (Murray) Wiggin, b. Wolfeboro, Nov. 4, 1816; d. Lynn, Mass., 
Dec. 23, 1895, ae. 79-1-19. Jonathan H. Johnson was a farmer, a member 
of the Congregational church, a great worker in the Sunday-school, 
and a lover of debate. He was for many summers superintendent of a 
Sunday-school held in a schoolhouse near Ariel Pike's in Bridgewater. 
He settled, in 1843, on the farm which embraced site of the state fish 
hatchery in 1862, removed to Plymouth, returning to Bridgewater, in 
1873, where he d. Jan. 28, 1887, ae. 74-7-3. No children. He was emphat- 
ically a peacemaker. 

12. Elliott Andrew, b. Bristol, Feb. 15, 1815; m. Apr., 1840, Mary S. 
Caneley, dau. of Samuel and Phebe Howe, b. New Hampton, and d. Abing- 
ton, Mass., Jan. (Apr.) 14, 1891. In 1836, went to Haverhill, Mass., and 
to Lowell, Mass., in 1863; in 1879, to Bridgewater, thence to Chelmsford, 
Mass., where he has since been in the mercantile business. Children : 

a. Laura, b. Bridgewater; m. Sept. 25, 1858, George S. Adams. 

b. Caroline H., b. Haverhill, Mass.; m. Apr., 1861, John Hobbs. 

c. Jennie S., b. H.; m. George Sinclair. 

d. Medora, b. H.; m. Eldorus Smith, Bridgewater. 

13. Joseph Varnum, b. Jan. 8, 1819; d. young. 

(8) Merrill Johnson, b. May 23, 1805, m. Hannah, dau. of 
Melvin and Hannah (Wade) Holmes, in 1828. She was b. 
Bridgewater, Mass., 1803, and d. Dec. n, 1835, ae. 32; he d. 
Dec. 1, 1835, ae. 30-6-8, both in Goffstown of typhus fever. 

CHILDREN 

14. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 28, 1828 ; m. James Monroe. 

15. Daughter, d. in infancy. 

16. Melvin, b. Campton, Jan. 14, 1833 ; m. Aug. 7, 1856, Maria H. 
Elliott. She was the dau. of Daniel, and was b. Rumney, Jan. 23, 1836. 
Was a blacksmith and livery keeper in Bristol for some years. Children : 

a. Perley Melvin, b. Bridgewater, Sept. 30, 1857 ; m. Mary A. 
Bayley, b. Plymouth, Apr. 23, 1857. He res. Bristol, i88o-'90. 
now Plymouth. Child : Harry Perley, b. Holderness, Dec. 7, 1877. 

b. Frank Merrill, b. Bristol, May 12, 1862; m. Mar. 22, 1891, 
Elsie M., dau. Joshua Rowen, b. Dorchester, Jan. 4, 1870. Chil- 
dren : (1) Ernest Melvin, b. Bridgewater, Mar. 14, 1892. (2)Hattie 
Maria, b. B., July 1, 1897. (3) Charles Karl, b. Bristol, May 20, 
1899. 

17. Israel Franklin, b. Goffstown, May, 1835. At 21 years of age 
went West. No further information. 



GENEALOGIES — JOHNSON 259 

i. Jeremiah Johnson, son of Jeremiah and Olive (Shepard) 
Johnson, was b. Epping, May 9, 1797- He in. (1) Polly 
Edgerly, of Northwood ; (2) Sept. 1, 1830, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Daniel Sleeper. (See.) He was a farmer, in District No. 7, 
i832-*35, when he removed to Bridgewater, where he d. Dec. 
21, 1867, ae. 70-7-12. She d. Everett, Mass., Jan. 8, 1893, ae. 
87-5-20. Methodists. 

CHILDREN 

2. Melinda Morgan ; m. Charles M. Barnard. 

3. Elizabeth Olive, m. Morrison P. Haynes, Tilton. 

4. Levi Dolloff, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 19, 1832; m. i860, Ellen Caro- 
line, dau. Samuel H. Rollins. (See.) She d. Dee. 31, 1864, ae. 24-6-, and 
he m. Aug. 3, 1865, Abbie J. Hanchett. He was a photographer in Bristol ; 
town clerk, i864-'66; removed to Vineland, N. J., where he has been a 
photographer. Children : 

a. Nellie Florence, b. Bristol, Feb. 2, 1863 ; m. Frank D. Dolloff. 
(See.) 

b. Alice R., b. Vineland, June 21, 1876. 

5. John Edgerly, b. Bristol, Mar. 24, 1834; m. June 8, 1858, Ellen 
Maria, dau. of Eben and Betsey Cummings, b. Thetford, Vt., Aug. 26, 
1833. He d. in Everett, Mass., Nov. 25, 1896, ae. 62-8-1. He was a 
Methodist, active in church work. Mrs. Johnson res. Everett. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Hodgdon, Me., Apr. 26, 186 1 ; m. Charles 
M. Scoville, June 19, 1888. 

b. Alice Luella, b. Vineland, N. J., June 1, 1869; d. July 19, 
1869. 

c. Ellen Louise, b, V., Sept. 5, 1870. 

d. Gertrude Florence, b. Glassboro, N. J., Jan. 6, 1872. 

6. Daniel Sleeper, b. Bridgewater, Mar. 28, 1836; m. Mary Noyes, 
dau. of Rodney Hammond, b. Bridgewater, Mar. 14, 1840. He d. in 
Boston as the result of a surgical operation, Dec. 21, 1875, ae. 39-8-23. 
He was a farmer in Bridgewater. Methodist. Children : 

a. Ora Paul, b. Hartford, Vt., Feb. 5, 1863. 

b. Ula May, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 8, 1865 ; d. young. 

c. Herman Fisher, b. B., July 12, 1870. 

7. Warren Marshall, b. B., July 9, 1838. He emigrated to Utah, and 
became an elder of the Mormon church. He was a good man — evidently 
a devoted and sincere adherent of that church. In sending the geneal- 
ogy of his families for this history, he wrote : "I am a member of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I fully believe in every 
principle of this church." He was for many years postmaster at Lee's 
Ferry, Arizona. He d. at Byron, Wyoming, in Mar., 1902, ae. 63-8-. He 
had two families : 

He m. Oct. 4, 1869, Permelia Jane, dau. of Jonathan Smith, b. July 

12, 1850, in Farmington, Utah. Children : 

a. Mary Eveleth, b. Glendale, Utah, May 6, 1872. 

b. Warren Marshall, b. G., Oct. 5, 1874 ; d. Oct. 5, 1874. 

c. Melinda, b. G., Dec. 3, 1875 ; d. July 5, 1891, ae. 15-7-2. 

d. Polly Abigail, b. Harrisville, Utah, Oct. 27, 1877. 

e. Nancy, b. Lees Ferry, Arizona, Nov. 8, 1879. 

/. Permelia, b. L. F., July 18, 1881 ; d. June 15, 1891, ae. 9-10-27. 

g. Laura Alice, b. L. F., Sept. 25, 1883; d. June 11, 1891, ae. 
7-8-16. 

Ii. Jonathan Smith, b. L. F., Oct. 30, 1885; d. May 19, 1891, ae. 
5-6-19. 



260 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Leroy Sunderland, b. L. F., June 12, \\ 
j. Joseph Smith, b. L. F., Mar. 28, 1891. 

Oct. 28, 1872, he m. Samantha, dau. of Price W. Nelson, b. Oct. 28, 
1853, at San Bernardino, Cal. Children : 

a. Elizabeth, b. Glendale, Apr. 26, 1874. 

b. Jeremiah, b. G., Feb. 24, 1876. 

c. Frank Tilton, b. Lees Ferry, Aug. 3, 1878. 

d. Lydia Ann, b. L. F., Apr. 3, 1880. 

e. Samantha, b. L. F., Apr. 5, 1882. 
/. Lucy, b. L- F., Mar. 30, 1884. 

g. Price Williams, b. L. F., Feb. 2, 1886. 

h. Fstella, b. L. F., Dec. 25, 1887. 

i. Warren Elmer, b. L. F., Apr. 27, 1890. 

8. Leroy Sunderland, b. B., Jan. 11, 1841 ; m. Apr. 14, 1868, Jerusha 
Dyer, dau. Seth N. Covell, b. Wellfleet, Mass., June 21, 1844. He is a 
manufacturer of lumber and veneers, Boston, Mass. Res. Maiden, Mass. 
Children : 

a. Everett Leroy, b. Boston, Mass., Mar. 28, 1869; m. Oct. 19, 
1898, Mabel Annie Hayes. Two children. 

b. Frank Wallace, b. Maiden, Mar. 28, 1872. 

c. Gilbert Haven, b. M., Mar. 5, 1876. 

d. Ethel May, b. M., Oct. 30, 1878; m. June 3, 1902, Richard B. 
Hopkins, Jamaica, W. I. 

9. Charles Wesley, b. B., Nov. 18, 1843; m. Nov. 18, 1869, Ellen 
Eunice, dau. of William G. and Clarissa H. Fisher, b. Brookfleld, Vt., 
Mar. 2, 1843. Since a young man, has been engaged in the fancy woods 
business in Boston, with exception of a few years in Grand Rapids, Mich., 
in same business. Methodist ; many years superintendent of Sunday- 
schools in Everett and Wollaston, Mass. ; in 1894, president of Boston 
Methodist Social Union. Now res. Dorchester, Mass. Children : 

a. Grace Elizabeth, 1 , -^ ., XT , „„ 

b. Helen Clara, } b - Everett ' Nov " 2C? > l8 75- 

10. Mary Ann, b. B., Apr. 22, 1846; m. Herman B. Fisher; d. Everett, 
Jan. 24, 1871, ae. 24-9-2. 



1. Joseph William Johnson, son of Charles White and 
Lizzie L. (Wheet) Johnson, was b. Campton, Jan. 7, 1876. He 
m., Nov. 8, 1 901, Flora Polly, dau. of Cyrus B. and Ellen M. 
(Couch) Dow, b. Warner, Aug. 1, 1872. He has res. in Bris- 
tol since October, 1898; a machinist, Republican, Methodist, 
Granger. 

THE JONES FAMILY 

1. John Jones was b. in Enfield, Nov. 23, 18 12. He m., 
Dec. 28, 1839, Susan B. Greeley, b. Canaan, Mar. 15, 1815. 
He d., Apr. 22, 1880, ae. 67-4-29. In 1885, Mrs. Jones made 
her home in Bristol, where she d., Dec. 26, 1899, ae. 84-9-1 1. 

CHILD 

2. Lizzie Arabell, b. Enfield, Sept. 25, i860. She came to Bristol in 
1885. Has been an employee in woolen-mill; taught one year in Union 
district. 



GENEALOGIES — JUDKINS 261 

THE JUDKINS FAMILY 

1. Rev. George Janvrin Judkins, the son of William and 
Anne Judkins, was b. Kingston, Dec. 21, 1830. He was edu- 
cated at Kingston Academy, Tilton Seminary, and Wesleyan 
University, where he graduated i860. He taught at Kingston 
Academy five years, and was principal of Tilton Seminary six 
years. Was ordained as a Methodist Episcopal clergyman at 
Bristol in 1872, and was stationed at Methuen, Mass., 1872-75 ; 
Newmarket, 1875-77; was presiding elder of Claremont dis- 
trict, 1877- '8 1 ; of Dover district, i88i-'85, when his health 
failed and he settled on a farm in Bristol village. He was a 
dairy farmer for several years and then operated a milk route. 
He has been for a long term of years treasurer of the board of 
trustees of the New Hampshire Methodist Conference. Repub- 
lican. He m., Aug. 16, i860, Almira S. Dolloff, dau. of Abram. 
(See.) After her m., she was teacher at the Kingston Academy. 
She has been prominent in the Woman's Foreign Missionary 
society and church work. 

CHILDREN 

2. George Dolloff, b. Kingston, Dec. 24, 1864 ; m. Sept. 4, 1886, 
Helen A. Ferrin, adopted daughter of Augustus J. Ferrin. (See.) He 
was associated with his father in business, and d. May 26, 1899, ae. 34- 
5-2. Methodist, Republican, Granger. Children : 

a. Morris Ferrin, b. Mar. 28, 1888. 

b. A twin brother, d. same day as born. 

3. Charles Otis, b. Bristol, Oct. 2, 1868. Is a Methodist clergyman. 
Educated at Tilton Seminary, East Greenwich Academy, Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Boston University Theological School, graduating in 1895. 
Ordained deacon, Springfield, Vt., 1898, bv Bishop Vincent; elder, at 
Bellows Falls, Vt., 1900, by Bishop Merrill. Has filled pastorates at 
Windsor, Vt., Montpelier, Vt., and now at Glens Falls, N. Y. He m., 
Mar. 30, 1S98, Eva Viola, dau. of Abram and Mary (Odell) Austin, 
b. Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1874. Child : 

a. Ruth Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1899. 

4. Anne Lydia, b. Methuen, Mass., Sept. 16, 1873 ; graduated from 
Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass. ; m. Jan. 17, 1901, Rev. Leon K. 
Willman, a Methodist clergyman, now pastor M. E. church at Montpe- 
lier, Vt. 

THE KELLY OR KELLEY FAMILIES 

1. John Kelly, the son of Richard, of Exeter, Devon, Eng- 
land, who arrived in Boston on the ship "Hector" in 1633, was 
the progenitor of the Kellys of Bristol and vicinity. In 1634, 
he and his associates settled Newbury, Mass. He d. Dec. 28, 
1644. He was the father of two children, of whom the second 
was 

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262 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

2. John, b. Newbury, 1642 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Rich- 
ard Knight, May 20, 1663. He d. Mar. 21, 1718, ae. 76. He 
had 1 1 children, one of whom was 

3. Jonathan, b. Newbury, Mar. 20, 1687. He m., July 6, 
1702, Esther Morse, dau. of Dea. Benjamin, of Newbury. He 
removed to Merrimac, Mass., in 1727. He had eight children, 
the third being 

4. Jonathan, b. Oct. 10, 1709. He m. Hannah Blaisdell, 
dau. of John, of Amesbury, Mass., May 22, 1733, and removed 
to Hampstead, where he d. Jan., 1780, ae. 70-3-. Of his nine 
children, the third was 

5. Jonathan, b. Amesbury, Dec. 24, 1736; m. Nov. 22, 
1760, Sarah Foote Whicher, dau. of Capt. John Foote ; m. (2) 
Judith Eastman, of Hopkinton, Sept. 12, 1778. Jonathan Kel- 
ly served in the Colonial wars, and was one of 24 from Ames- 
bury who "went in the alarm when Fort William and Henry 
was taken." In 1796, he was in Rochester, Vt., and later in 
Bristol, probably being a member of Dr. Timothy Kelly's 
family. 

CHILDREN 

#6. Timothy, b. Dec. 12, 1761. (1762 — tombstone.) 

7. Enoch, b. June 25, 1764; m. Betsey Kidder and res. Wolfeboro. 

8. Abigail, b. Apr. 11, 1766 ; m. Bowen, Dunbarton ; d. 1854, ae. 

88. 

#9. Ebenezer, b. Amesbury, Sept. 9, 1768. 

(6) Timothy Kelly, M.D., was b. Amesbury, Mass., Dec. 
12, 1761. Dec. 28, 1783, he m. Joanna Newcomb, b. Cape 
Ann, Mass., in June, 1762. Dr. Kelly was a soldier of the 
Revolutionary war, and removed from Amesbury to Candia, 
where he practiced medicine a few years. He was in Bristol as 
early as 1790, and was the first settler on Dot 60, First Division, 
a part of which was recently owned and occupied by William 
G. Kelley, on Summer street. Here he res. till 1799, practic- 
ing medicine (See Physicians), and teaching school. He was a 
prominent member of Rev. David Fisk's Free Baptist church on 
the New Hampton side of the Pemigewasset river, and occa- 
sionally preached. In 1799, he sold to David Cheney, and 
removed to the base of Alexandria hill, thence to the George 
Price farm, a mile south of Bristol village, and later to Hill vil- 
lage, where he d. Feb. 12 (19 — tombstone), 1845, ae - 83-2-0. 
She d. Hill, Oct. 14, 1845, ae. 83-4-. 

CHILDREN 

10. Charlotte, b. Oct. 29, 1784; m. Greenleaf Blake. (See.) 

11. Horatio, b. Candia, Feb. 5, 1787 ; m. Dec. 3, 1818, Priscilla Doton, 
of Moultonboro. He learned the blacksmith's trade of Edmond Brown, 
the first blacksmith of the town, and removed to Boscawen, but returned 
and opened a shop at North Bristol. He was a lieutenant in the 34th 
Regt., state militia. He d. Grafton, June 26, 1865, ae. 78-4-21. Shed. 
July 18, 1877. Children : 




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GENEALOGIES — KEIJ.KV 263 

a. Elizabeth Hardy, b. Hill, Dec. n, 1819; m. June 4, 1842, True 
Healy, of Raymond. He d. Feb. 29, 1852, and she in. (2) 1852, 
James Dearborn, of Danville, who d. June 10, 1876, in Raymond. 

b. John Solon, b. H., Sept. 15, 1821 ; served in Co. C, 10th 
Regt., N. H. Vols., in the Civil war. Res. Saudowu. 

c. Joanna, b. June 30, 1823. 

d. Alfred S., b. Pembroke, Mar. 20, 1825; m. Mary Jane, dau. 
Jonathan Sargent, Apr. 4, 1849. 

e. Laura Angelina, b. May 2r, 1827; m. Thomas Holt, Penacook. 

f. Edward Doton, b. June 8, 1829; m. Nov. 22, 1851, Mary A. 
Keen; d. Apr. 23, 1879, ae - 49- TO - r 5- Children: (1) Edward 
Lowell, b. Mar. 28, 1854. (2) Elmer Frederick, b. Nov. 6, 1862. 

g. Mary Charlotte, b. May 1, 1831 ; m. Josiah Blaisdell, New- 
buryport, Mass. 

h. Ellen Mariah, b. June 9, 1833 ; d. Aug. 15, 1835, ae. 2-2-6. 

12. Clarissa, b. Feb. 17, 1789; lived in the family of Albert Blake, 
and d. in Hill, unm., Feb. 26, 1846, ae. 57-0-9. 

13. Amelia, b. Bristol, Apr. 1, 1791 ; d. Feb. 26, 1792. 

14. Drucilla, twin sister of Amelia, b. B., Apr. 1, 1791 ; lived in the 
family of William C. Kelley, and there d. Sept. 16, 1882, unm., ae. 

9I-5-I5- 

15. Amelia, b. B., Aug. 18, 1793; d. Dec, 1796, ae. 3-4-. 
#16. Alfred, b. B., Nov. 13, 1795. 

17. Launcellot, b. B., Apr. 9, 1797; went to Louisiana and never 
heard from afterward ; unm. 

18. .Joanna, b. B., May 3, 1800; m. J. L. Haines and went to New 
York. She was living in Morrisana, N. J., 1878. 

19. Mary Ann, b. B., Jan. 7, 1803; d. in Hill, May 27, 1853, unm., ae. 
50-4-20. 

20. Harriet, b. B., Apr. 27, 1807 ; d. Sept., 1809, ae. 2-5-. 

(9) Ebenezer Kelly, b. Amesbury, Mass., Sept. 9, 1768, m. 
Apr. 16, 1789, Elizabeth Cheney. She was the dan. of Daniel, of 
West Newbury, Mass. He was a farmer in Newbury, and came 
to Bristol about 1793. A little later, he built what is now 
known as the Fisk house, corner of Central square and Summer 
street. Here he kept tavern for some years, and later kept a 
store. He was also associated with Col. Moses Lewis in the 
manufacture of custom cloth on Central street, probably the first 
to engage in this industry where is now the grist-mill. The last 
five years of his residence here, he served as selectman of 
Bridgewater. He removed to Haverhill about 1809, and to 
Geneva, N. Y., about 1810. He d. Marion, N. Y., Mar. 13. 
1829, ae. 60-6-4. She d. Marion, in 1858, ae. 85. 

children 

21. Elizabeth, b. Newbury, Mass., June 12, 1791 ; m. 1809, Joseph Ives. 
He d. in 1812, and she m. (2) Caleb Jackson, 1814. She d. Feb. 5, 1850, 
ae. 58-7-23. 

22. Sally, b. Bristol, Mar. 6, 1794; m. Apr. 2, 1810, Capt. Francis J. 
Tay, of Bristol. He d. Concord, Jan. 23, 1826 ; she d. in Charlestown, 
Mass., Apr. 26, 1855, ae. 61-1-20. Children: 

a. Hiram K., b. 1810; d. Mar. 17, 1841, ae. 31. 

b. Albert J., \, tQt , 

T, C T • } D. I8I4. 

c. Rufus Lewis, J H 

d. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 1822 ; m. Thomas F. Johnson. 



264 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

e. Noah Hinkley, b. Farmington, N. Y., 1824. Now living 
(1903) in Shortsville, N. Y. A successful farmer. 

23. Harriet, b. B., Aug. 26, 1797; d. Geneva, N. Y., 1817, ae. 20. 

24. Sophronia, b. B., Mar. I, 1800 (Bridgewater records say Aug. 29, 
1796), rn. Jeremiah Mooers, 1820 ; d. Apr. 30, 1881, ae. 81-1-29. Children : 

a. Cyrus F., b. 1821. b. Henry C, b. 1828. 

c. Laura F., b. 1831. 

#25. Luther, b. B., Oct. 13, 1803. (Bridgewater records say 1802.) 

26. Caroline, b. B., Nov. 6, 1805; d. Aug. 30, 1821, ae. 15-9-24. 

27. Almira, b. B., Apr. 21, 1808 (Bridgewater records, Apr. 27, 1807); 
m. Joseph Jackson, West Ogden, Mich ; d. July 2, 1832, ae. 24-2-1 1. One 
dau. 

a. Elizabeth. 

28. Louise, b. June 9, 1810; m. 1837, John W. Frye, West Ogden 
Mich. Children : 

a. James H., b. 1838. 

b. Elizabeth A., b. 1841 ; m. Edward W. Lapham ; now resides 
in Clayton, Del. Two sons. 

c. Luther E., b. 1843. d. Carrie, b. 1847. 

29. Laura, b. Mar. 28, 1813 ; m. Dec. 17, 1840, William R. Hawley ; 
(2) Apr. 1, 1858, James Requa. One child, d. 1867. 

30. Susan, b. May 29, 1816; m. 1841, Lewis H. Danford, in Williams- 
town, Mich. Six children. 

(16) Alfred Kelly, b. Bristol, Nov. 13, 1795, m. June 30, 
1829, Mary, dau. of Daniel and Molly (Smith) Currier, b. Aug. 
27, 1805, in Plymouth, and d. in Hill, Nov. 20, 1893, ae - 88_ 
2-23. He was a farmer in Hill, where he d. Sept. 28, 1845, ae. 

49-9-15- 

CHILDREN, all born in Hill 

31. Harriet Augusta, b. Apr. 19, 1830 ; m. Oct. 3, 1849, Wilson Fester. 
(See.) 

32. Mary Emeline, b. Aug. 16, 1832; m. Samuel Carleton. (See.) 

33. William Currier, b. June 6, 1834; m. May 28, 1867, Anna Ruth, 
dau. of Clark Merrill. (See.) He served in Co. D, 12th Regt., N. H. 
Vols., Civil war, and was present at all its engagements, except Cold 
Harbor. Is a farmer in Hill. Children : 

a. Alfred Merrill, b. Jan. 29, 1869. 

b. Miuie Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1873 ; m. Harry F. Prescott. (See.) 

c. Elizabeth Mary, b. Apr. 20, 1881 ; m. George H. Ballou. 
(See.) 

d. Arthur William, b. Apr. 11, 1883; killed Jan. 19, 1901, at a 
road crossing in Franklin — struck by an engine, ae. 17-9-8. 

34. Martha Jane, b. May 22, 1841 ; d. Nov. 12, 1858, ae. 17-5-20. 

(25) Luther Kelly was b. in Bristol, Oct. 13, 1803. He 
m., Apr. 26, 1842, Jeannette Eliza, dau. of Col. Hezekiah 
Sage, of Madison County, N. Y. He was for many years a 
merchant at Geneva, N. Y.; was president of the board of 
trustees of the village and filled other positions of public trust. 
Was prominent in the Methodist church and Masonic circles, a 
man of high character, positive in his convictions. He d. 
Geneva, Feb. 14, 1857, ae. 53-4-- 1 - 




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GENEALOGIES — KELLEY 265 

CHILDREN 

35. Luther Sage, b. Geneva, N. Y., July 27, 1849; m. Sept. 23, 1885, 
Alice M. Morrison, Detroit, Mich. He served in the 10th U. S. Infty., in 
the Army of the Potomac, during the Civil war, and later on the north- 
western frontier. He was chief of scouts under General Miles in the 
Yellowstone district during the campaign of i876-'78, after Sitting Bull 
and Bull Eagle. He was chief scout at the catonment on White river, 
Colo., 18S0-83, captain of the 7th U. S. Vols, in the Spanish war, and 
captain in 40th M. S. V. in Philippine Islands. Is now (1903) treasurer 
of Province of Sarigao, Island of Mindaueo, Philippines ; a man of cul- 
ture and frequent contributor to journals of the day. 

36. William Dunham, b. G., June 14, 1852 ; m. Oct. 9, 1877, Charlotte 
L., dau. of George Cook, of Waterloo, N. Y. He res. Germantown, Pa., 
and is a railroad director ; president of the Clearfield Bituminous Coal 
corporation, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Tygarts River Coal company; 
member of Union League of Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania, Sous of American Revolution, New England Society, etc. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Gregory Cook, b. Aug. 27, 1879. 

b. Jeanette Sage, b. May 28, 1882. 

c. Anna Louise, b. July 12, 1884 ; d. Nov. 30, 1890, ae. 6-4-18. 

d. William Dunham, ) b M jg 

e. Cornelia Clarke, J J " J 

f. Luther Wrentmore, b. Apr. 14, 1896. 

37. Anna J., b. Dec. 24, 1855. Res. in Germantown, Philadelphia, 
Pa. Is a writer and Browning scholar. 

38. Albert F., b. Oct. 29, 1857; m. Mary King, Stauchfield, Pa., Oct. 
27, 1896. Is treasurer and manager of Empire Coal Mining company, of 
Philadelphia ; member of New England Society in Pennsylvania ; Acad- 
emy of Social and Political Science, and is interested in hospital work. 



i. Eliphalet Gordon Kelley, son of Jonathan D. and Polly 
C. (Gordon) Kelley, was b. in New Hampton, Aug. 24, 1833. 
He m. in California, Nov. 10, 1857, Sarah, dau. of Robert and 
Harriet (Fisher) Noble, b. Philadelphia, Pa., July 4, 1841. 
He was 16 years a resident of California, three years of which 
time he was postmaster at Dutch Flat. He was salesman four 
years in New Hampton ; for Hon. Cyrus Taylor, in Bristol, 1876 
till he d., Oct. 24, 1886, ae. 53-2-0. Mrs. Kelley res. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Florence Dustin, b. California, Sept. 17, 1861 ; m. Harry W. Til- 
ton. (See.) 

3. Alvah Bugbee, b. New Hamptou, Sept. 22, 1865. He m., Sept. 
29, 1888, Maria Ida Bishop, dau. of John, b. Presque Isle, Me., May 14, 
1865 Was shipper for Lowell Machine company, Lowell, Mass., 1882 till 
June, 1902 ; since, a farmer at Presque Isle. Children : 

a. Lloyd Bishop, b. Lowell, Mass., Aug. 7, 1890. 

b. Sarah Hazel, b. Presque Isle, June 20, 1894. 

c. Alvah Bugbee, b. P. I., Apr. 13, 1903. 



i. William Gordon Kelley, son of John and Polly (Gor- 
don) Kelley, was b. New Hampton, Nov. 12, 1820. He m. in 



266 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

June, 1844, Eliza Ann, dau. David Dearborn, b. New Hampton, 
Aug. 26, 1824. They were farmers in New Hampton till 1871, 
when they removed to Bristol and took possession of a residence 
on Summer street that he erected the year before, where she d. 
May 21, 1888, ae. 63-8-25. He d. Oct. 3, 1902, ae. 81-10-21. 
His will made the town of Bristol residuary legatee of his estate, 
from which about $15,000 is expected to be realized for the pur- 
chase of a public park as stipulated in the will. 



1. Daniel Kelley, brother of William G., above, was b. New 
Hampton, June 26, 1816. He m. June 19, 1842, Julia M., dau. 
of Gen. David Sanborn, b. Mar. 3, 1822. They were farmers in 
their native town till 1874, when they located on Summer street 
in Bristol, where he d. Oct. 18, 1885, ae. 69-3-22. She d. New 
Hampton, Feb. 11, 1896,, ae. 73-11-8. No children. 



1. Joseph Dearborn Kelley, son of Joseph and Mary (Craw- 
ford) Kelley, was b. Rumney, May 28, 1826 (May 30, 1828 — 
Crawford record). His mother d. when he was young and he 
was given a home in the family of Abbott Lovejoy. He was for 
18 years a member of the firm of Lovejoy & Kelley, carriage 
makers. He m. (1) Dec. 17, 1855, Sarah E., dau. of Jacob and 
Sally Tilton, b. New Hampton, Apr. 8, 1835. She d. Aug. 29, 
1859, ae. 24-4-21, and he m. Dec. 17, 1862, Laurana, widow of 
Nathaniel Keniston, b. July, 1815. She d. Jan. 21, 1888, ae. 
72-6-; lied. Odd Fellows' Home, Concord, Nov. 2, 1892, ae. 
66-5-4. Democrat. Served as captain of the fire company 
several years, and seven years as fire ward. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles Roscoe, b. Bristol, Apr. 1, 1858. 

3. Sarah S., d. Sept. 8, 1859, ae. 1 month. 

Laura Augusta Keniston, dau. of Mrs. Kelley, b. Jan. 1, 1853, made 
her home in Mr. Kelley's family. 

THE KEEZER FAMILY 

1. William Keezer was a resident of Bristol village for 
about 20 years, previous to 1836. He res. on the B. Q. Fellows 
place on No. Main street and a part of the time was an employee 
of Reuben Hosmer, hatter. He came to Bristol from Salisbury. 
Of his ten children, eight are said to have been born in Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

#2. Joseph. 3. Sally, m. Joshua Harriman. 

4. Clarissa, m. John Gage. 5. Samuel, m. Esther Brown. 
6. William, m. Hannah Bray. 7. John, m. Abigail Holt. 

8. Eliza, m. Joseph Johnson. 9. Susan, m. Rufus Abbott. 

10. Cynthia, m. Daniel Davis. 11. Amos. 



GENEALOGIES — KEMP 267 

(2) Joseph Keezer, m. Betsey Kemp. He was a farmer 
in Alexandria, and d. in Groton. He had ten children, among 
whom were : 

12. Nathaniel Plutuer, b. Alexandria, May 9, 1824. Hem., Dec. 30, 
1844, Lucy Buck Tiltou, and she d. Dec. 1, 1890, ae. 64-8-3. He is a farmer 
in Alexandria. Seven children, one of whom is 

a. Warren Foster, b. Alexandria, Feb. 18, 1863 ; is a farmer in 
A. Has served as selectman of his town. He m., Apr. 28, 1894, 
Nellie M., dau. of Andrew J. Burpee. (See.) Child: Neil, b. A., 
Apr. 10, 1898. 
#13. George Washington, b. A., Apr. 27, 1826. 

(13) George W. Keezer, b. Apr. 27, 1826. He m., in 
1849, Mary, dau. of Nathan and Sallie C. Moore, b. Hanover, 
1824, and d. in Bristol, Mar. 23, 1901, ae. 77. He was a farmer 
in Groton ; in Bristol since 1888. 

children 

14. Mary E., b. Groton ; m. Alonzo Cross, Groton. 

15. Nellie Adelaide, b. G., Apr. 9, 1852 ; m. George F. Cass. (See.) 

16. Charles Russell, b. G., June 9, 1859; m. May 8, 1886, Sarah 
Abbie, dau. Taylor and Laura (Butterfield) Reed, b. Dorchester, Oct. 31, 
1855. Teamster. Res. Bristol since 1878. Republican, Odd Fellow, Free 
Baptist. Children : 

a. Lewis Merville, b. Bristol, Mar. 30, 1887. 

b. Carl Russell, b. B., Jan. 8, 1891. 

c. Edna Marguerite, b. B., June 23, 1894. 

17. Lucy Jane, b. G., m. (1) Holt; (2) Fred H. Proctor. (3) 

Elmer H. Hammond. (See.) 

18. Frank Edwin, b. G., Apr. 2, 1864; m. Feb. 3, 1895, Minnie Eva, 
dau. Henry W. Drake (See), b. Bristol, Oct. 8, 1870. 

19. Addie Caroline, d. young. 

20. Everett, res. Montpelier, Vt., m. Annie Herbert. 

THE KEMP FAMILY 

1. Charles Edward Kemp, son of Asa and Catherine 

(West) Kemp, was b. Hooksett, Sept. 5, 1848. He m., May 8, 

1871, Clara Eudora, dau. of William H. Perkins (See), b. Aug. 

10, 1853. Res. in Bristol since 1882; overseer in spinning-room 

of the woolen-mill. 

children 

2. Mabel Frances, b. Londonderry, Dec. 17, 1872 ; m. Everett Wicom. 
(See.) 

3. Grace May, b. L., June 20, 1874; d. June 24, 1895, ae. 21-0-4. 

4. Nettie Maud, b. Orange, July 5, 1879. 

I i^£r y, } b - Bristo1 ' **■ 28 > i88 5'{d:§ct t : I I 9 I ; I I 8 8 8 8 6: 

THE KENDALL FAMILIES 

1 . The Kendalls of Bristol were the descendants of Francis 
Kendall, who settled in Woburn, Mass., about 1640. Hem., 



268 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

Dec. 24, 164.4, Mary, dau. of John Tidd, and had a large 
family. He was selectman of Woburn for nineteen 3^ears. His 
eighth child was 

2. Jacob, b. Jan. 25, 1661. He m., Jan. 2, 1684, Persis 
Hayward. She d. and he m., Jan. 10, 1695, Alice Temple. He 
d. Billerica, Mass. He had children by both wives, one being 

3. Ebenezer, b. Woburn, Apr. 5, 1710; m. in 1733, Han- 
nah Hasey, of Rumney Marsh, Boston, b. Dec. 11, 1716, and d. 
Dunstable, Mass., Feb. 10, 1761, ae. 44-1-29. He probably m., 
Nov. 14, 1 76 1, Lucy Cummings, of Dunstable. He d. Dec. 
20, 1774, ae. 64-8-15. Hannah Hasey was dau. of Asa and 
Mary (Walton) Hasey. Asa was son of Lieut. John Hasey, 
and grandson of Lieut. William Hasey, an ensign in the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery company of Boston in 1652, and later 
a lieutenant in King Philip's war. Ebenezer was the father of 

4. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 5, 1736, in Revere or Dunstable. He 
m , Feb. 23, 1762, Martha, dau. of John Walton, b. Reading, 
Mass., Nov. 16, 1735. Ebenezer settled in Hollis, but later 
removed to that part of Plymouth, now Hebron, where he d. 
Nov. 2, 1802, ae. 66-0-27. She d. Oct. 13, 1817, ae. 81-10-27. 
They had four or more children, two of whom were 

#5. Ebenezer, b. Hollis, May n, 1765. 
#6. Hasey, b. June 2, 1772. 

(5) Ebenezer Kendall, b. May 11, 1765, m. Jan. 20, 1793, 
Susanna Dow, of Hanover, b. Coventry, Conn., Apr. 10, 1759. 
She was a dau. of Samuel and Anna (Mellington) Dow, and 
a cousin of Rev. Lorenzo Dow. Ebenezer lived in Hebron, 
and here d. Feb. 15 (16), 1837, ae. 71-9 4. She d. at the 
home of her dau., Mary Morse, in Haverhill, Nov. 28, 1837, 
ae. 78-7-18. 

CHILDREN 

7. Anna, b. Hebron, Apr. 12, 1794; m. Jonathan Powers. (See.) 

-Yi8. Ebenezer, b. H., Dec. 10, 1795. 

9. Lydia, b. H., Oct. 22, 1797; d. Sept. 22, 1800, ae. 2-11-0. 

10. Lemuel, b. H., Mar. 3, 1799; d. Sept. 18, 1800, ae. 1-6-15. 

11. Mary, b. H., Oct. 4, 1800; m. Isaac Morse, of Haverhill. 

12. Lemuel, b. H., Mar. 6, 1803 ; m. Aug. 31, 1824, Philinda Hastings. 
Children : 

a. Aurilla, rn. Ebenezer B. Butterfield, res. Groton, where he d. 
She removed to Bristol and here d. 

b. Oscar Rensselaer, b. Hebron, Dec. 1, 1827; m. Dec. 19, 1868, 
Rachel Elmira, dau. Josiah R. Plumer. He d. Groton, Feb. 21, 
1893, ae. 65-2-20. She res. Bristol. Children: (1) Oscar Prescott, 
b. Groton, Sept. 6, 1872 ; d. G., Dec. 20, 1899, ae. 27-3-14. (2) Josiah 
Chester, b. Groton, June 7, 1881. 

c. Caroline Eliza, b. Hebron, May 12, 1836; m. Nathaniel Bart- 
lett. (See.) 

d. Lemuel C, res. East Boston, Mass. 

(6) Hasey Kendall, b. June 2, 1772,* res. Hebron. He 
m. Elsa Flanders. 



GENEALOGIES — KENDALL 269 

CHILDREN 

#13. Asa, b. Hebron, Jan. — , 1803. 
#14. Jesse F., b. H., Feb. 15, 1809. 

15. Joshua T., b. H., 1819 ; came to Bristol when a boy; m. Oct. 9, 
1839, Mary Ann, dau. of Dr. Daniel Favor (See), b. Apr. 18, 1817. He 
was a dealer in lumber here till 1857, when he removed to Concord, where 
he d. Jan. 4, 1882, ae. 63 ; she d. June 9, 1899, ae. 82-1-21. No children. 

16. Joseph, b. H., June 20, 1817, killed by lightning on his 21st birth- 
day. 

17. Elsie. 

(8) Ebenezer Kendall, b. Dec. 10, 1795,111. Dec. 16, 1821, 
Susan A., dau. of Reuben Allen, of Ellsworth, b. Sept. 9, 1804. 
He removed from Hebron to North Bristol in 182 1, and there 
built saw-mill, grist-mill, and woolen-mill. Removed to Bristol 
village in 1846 or '47. He was a millwright and manufacturer, 
and was considered a genius in that he could do anything and 
do it well. Republican. He believed in an overruling power, 
but not in creeds ; and yet he was active in the construction 
of the Congregational church, and purchased eight pews, while 
no other person purchased more than three. He d. May 9, 
1867, ae. 71-4-29. She d. Bristol, Oct. 15, 1871, ae. 67-1-6. 

CHILD 

#18. Hiram Woods, b. Bristol, June 21, 1828. 

(13) Asa Kendall, b. Jan., 1803, m. Mar. 23, 1830, Sarah 
Emmons, dau. of Joseph. (See.) He d. Alexandria, Dec. 3, 
1854, ae. 51-11-; she d. Orange, 1875, ae. 67. 

CHILDREN 

19. Lenora, b. Hebron, 1832; m. 1849, David Morse, Francestown. 
Lived in Alexandria, and there she d. May, i860. Four children. 

20. Eleanor, b. H., May 7, 1836; m. Dearborn Gray. (See.) 

21. Marinda, b. H., 1840; d. Nov., 1854, ae. 14. 

22. Elsie Mariah, b. H., Aug. 23, 1842 ; m. George Ebenezer Place, 
and d. Newmarket, 1885. Three children. 

23. Asa Wayland, b. Alexandria, Aug. 26, 1845 ; m. in Ohio, Mary M. 
Reed, and res. Santa Cruz, Cal. No children. 

24. Henry Clay, b. A., Dec. 25, 1851 ; m. May 25, 1877, Francelia 
Medora Hoyt, dau. of Enos. Four children. Res. 30 Prescott street, 
Hyde Park," Mass. 

(14) Jesse F. Kendall, b. Feb. 15, 1809, m. Jan. 11, 1832, 
Louisa F., dau. of Josiah Fellows. (See.) He removed from 
Hebron to the silver mine farm, and later operated grist- and 
saw-mill at No. Bristol. Removed to Woodstock in 1851, and 
in the 60' s to Thornton, thence to Campton, where he d. from 
the effects of a fall, Oct. 1, 1877, ae. 68-7-16. Mrs. Kendall d. 
Thornton, May 11, 1888, ae. 76-10-15. 

CHILDREN 

25. Albon H., b. Hebron, Mar. 1, 1833; m. Nov. 28, 1861, Elizabeth 
N., dau. of Walter H. and Sarah A. (Fineld) Sawyer, b. Woodstock, July 



270 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

28, 1840. He is now a station agent at West Thornton. Children : 

a. Milton Howard, b. Woodstock, Jan. 26, 1865 ; m. July 28, 
1888, Charlotte Smith. 

b. Joseph Morey, b. Thornton, Jan. 21, 1868; m. Jan. 26, 1897, 
Ada W. Wilkinson. 

c. Gertrude Elsie, b. T., Jan. 2, 1873. 

d. Jesse Albon, b. T., June 8, 1874 ; m. June 19, 1897, Mabel 
R. Willey. 

e. Anna Lizzie, b. T., Mar. 4, 1884. 

26. Elsey Susan, b. Bristol, Apr. 8, 1838; m. Sept., 1866, Alfred Web- 
ster, and d. Campton, Oct. 9, 1868, ae. 30-6-1. 

27. Josiah Fellows, b. B., Nov. 23, 1844; m. Eliza Smith, and res. 
Chicago, 111. 

(18) Hiram W. Kendall, b. June 21, 1828, was a tinsmith 
and manufacturer of bedsteads in Bristol. He m., June 6, 1852, 
Lydia Morse, of Francestown, b. Whitefield, Apr. 26, 1831. 
and d. Bristol, Apr. 24, 1853, ae. 21-11-28. Hem., Dec. 17, 
1853, Lucy A., dau. Timothy D. Hinman, of Dorset, Vt., b. 
Oct. 4, 1 83 1. He was an invalid for many years before his 
death, which occurred in Bristol, Feb. 29, 1896, ae. 67-8-8. 
She res. Woodsville. 

CHILDREN 

28. Edward Frank, b. Bristol, Dec. 30, 1858 ; m. Sept. 28, 1885, Emma 
M., dau. of Daniel K. Cummings. (See.) He has been a wood-worker 
and mechanic at Bristol, Lisbon, and now at Woodsville. Child : 

a. Fred Edward, b. Bristol, Aug. 15, 1889. 

29. George Henry, b. B., June 23, 1865, m. Kate I., dau. George W. 
Hadley, b. Manchester, Sept. 9, 1869, and d.Nov. 1, 1894, ae. 25-1-22. He 
m., May 16, 1896, at Woodsville, Louise Amelia, dau. Joseph and Abbey 
(Stevens) Willis, b. June 16, 1874. He commenced trade in Bristol when 
13 years of age and continued till elected register of deeds in 1894. He 
served as register eight years, retiring in 1903. While in Bristol, served 
two years as deputy sheriff. Now res. in Woodsville. Children : 

a. Nellie Alice, b. Bristol, Oct. 13, 1887. 

b. Georgia Isabel, b. B., Oct. 14, 1889. 

c. Rupert Hiram, b. B., Sept. 4, 1891 ; d. Woodsville, June 29, 
1898, from the effects of a fall from a wagon, ae. 6-9-25. 

THE KENNEY FAMILIES 

1. James Kenney was b. in Ireland in 1836. He m., 1854, 
Mary Ellen McPard, b. Ireland, 1834. Res. in Quebec and 
Gaspe Basin till 1882, when they came to Bristol. Farmers; 
removed to Franklin Falls, 1890. 

children, all born in Canada. 

2. George, b. Nov. 15, 1855; m. Catherine Gonie, Nov. 1, 1881 ; res. 
Lowell, Mass. 

3. James, b. Nov. 1, 1857 ; m. Mary Ann Kenney, 1882 ; res. Hill. 

Children : 

a. Minnie, b. July, 1884. b. Harold, b. 1891. 




Gkorge H. Kendall, Esq. 



GENEALOGIES — KETCHUM 27 1 

4. Patrick Henry, b. Nov. 29, 1859; m. Nov. 27, 1884, Mattie Belle 
Veasey, of Hill. Res. Franklin Falls. 

5. Michael John, b. Feb. 28, 1861 ; in. 1885, Abbie Evans, of Hill ; 
res. New Hampton. 

6. Margaret Ellen, b. Feb. 29, 1863 ; m. Charles T. Smith. (See.) 

7. Mary, b. May 4, 1865 ; m. 1883, Hiland Ballou ; res. Bristol. 

8. Christina, b. June 4, 1867 ; m. William Smith ; res. Hebron. 
#9. Frank Parker, b. Nov. 11, 1870. 

10. William, b. Oct. 29, 1871 ; m. 1896, Jennie Hanaford ; res. Frank- 
lin Falls. 

11. Louise, b. Aug. 12, 1873; d. 1881, ae. 8. 

12. Rebecca, b. Mar. 4, 1875 ; d. 1881, ae. 6. 

13. Thomas Edmond, b. 1880; res. Franklin Falls. 

(9) Frank P. Kenney, b. Nov. 11, 1870, m. Nov. 28, 1894, 
Lizzie A., dau. of James P. and Mary (Charwood) Dugdale, b. 
Providence, R. I., June 28, 1876. Has been a resident of Bris- 
tol since 1880. Blacksmith, Republican, Methodist. 

CHILDREN 

14. Hulda Mary, b. Bristol, Apr. 22, 1896. 

15. Helen Gertrude, b. B., Aug. 23, 1898. 

16. Mae, b. B., Oct. r, 1900 ; d. same day. 

17. Frank Proctor, b. B., Nov. 30, 1901. 



i. Patrick M. Kenney, son of Oney McKenney, was b. 
County Waxley, Ireland, Mar. 16, 1843. He m., Feb. 15, 1866, 
Agnes, dau. of Felix Adams. (See.) He came to Bristol 
about 1872, and has res. Profile Falls. Mill operative. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Ann, b. Gaspe, P. Q., Sept. 28, 1868 ; m. James Kenney. 
(See.) 

3. Arthur L., b. G., Feb. 25, 1871. A mill operative in Bristol; unm. 

4. Katherine, b. Haverhill, Apr. 15, 1873 ; m. 1889, William G. Til- 
ton ; res. Alexandria. Child : 

a. Fremont, b. 1891. 

5. Oney, b. Bristol, June 6, 1875. A wood-worker in Bristol. 

6. Lawrence, b. Hill, Sept. 30, 1877 ; m. Mary Handerson. An 
employee at crutch factory. Child : 

a. Arline May, b. Bristol, Aug. 30, 1902. 

7. Felix, b. H., Nov. 22, 1883; is an operative in paper-mill ; unm. 

THE KETCHUM FAMILY 

1. Rev. Silas Ketchum was the son of Silas and Cynthia 
(Doty) Ketchum. He was b. Barre, Vt., Dec. 4, 1835, and m. 
Apr. 4, i860, Georgia Cenitia, dau. of Elbridge and Sarah 
(Stickney) Hardy, b. Amherst, July 1, 1843. He was pastor 
of the Congregational church in Bristol, Nov., 1866-May, 1875. 
(See Congregational Church.) He d. at Boston, Mass., Apr. 
24, 1880, ae. 44-4-20, and his remains were interred at Contoo- 
cook. Mrs. Ketchum res. Brookline, Mass. 



272 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. George Crowell, b. Bangor, Me., May 16, 1862 ; in. Oct. 29, 1890, 
Annie, dau. of Dexter Taylor, of Woburn, Mass. He is a druggist at 
Brookline, Mass. 

3. Edmond, b. Bristol, Sept. 17, 1871. He is a graduate of the Nor- 
mal Art School of Boston, in art and nature studies. Res. 677 Washing- 
ton street, Brookline, Mass. Unm. He is a talented painter in oil and 
water colors. His marine views especially have attracted much attention. 

THE KIDDER FAMILIES 

1. The Kidders are of ancient British, Danish, and Saxon 
stock. The name as first written was Kyddwr ; in 1500, it was 
written Kydder. James Kidder, b. East Grinstead, Sussex, 
England, in 1626, was the ancestor of the Kidders of New Eng- 
land. He was in Cambridge, Mass., as early as 1650. 

2. John Kidder, a descendant of James, was b. in Bedford, 
Mass., in 1736. He m. Jenny Eynn, b. Bedford, Aug. 2, 1740 
(1737), and came to Bristol in 1769, for the purpose of tending 
the rist-mill just erected for the proprietors of the township by 
Maj. John Tolford, where the Train-Smith Co. pulp-mill now 
stands. He moved into a log house at the corner of Central 
square and Spring street, where now stands Emerson's block. 
After tending this mill three years he bought the farm now 
owned by Fred Kidder, and moved his family into a log house 
he erected on the east side of the highway, a little distance above 
the schoolhouse near Solon Dolloff's. In time, a frame house 
succeeded the log structure, but both have succumbed to the 
ravages of time, and the site is now marked only by the par- 
tially filled cellar and the lilac and rose bushes that stand sen- 
tries over the spot. Here he cleared the land that gave him and 
several succeeding generations a home. He was a Revolution- 
ary soldier. (See.) At one time when out of provisions he 
walked to Haverhill corner, bought a bushel of corn, had it 
ground at Bristol, and got back home on the evening of the 
second day. The family were entirely out of food when he 
reached home. He d. in Bristol, Sept. 7 (3), 1828, ae. 92. 
She d. Aug. 3, 1833, ae. 93~°-i- 

CHILDREN 

3. Sarah, b. Bedford, Aug. 16. 1764; m. Moses Cleveland. (See.) 
#4. Benjamin, b. B., Mar. 27, 1766. 

5. Mary, b. June 6, 1768 ; d. at Albion, N. Y.; unm. 
-.{:6. James, b. Bristol, Apr. 30, 1771. 
•.<:j. John, b. B., May 29, 1773. 
8. Hannah, b. B., May 9, 1775 ; m. James Fuller, who came to Bris- 
tol when a young man. They removed to Albion, N. Y. Children, all b. 
in Bristol : 

a. Daniel Dean, b. Mar. 6, 1796. b. Holland, b. Feb. 10, 1798. 
c. Hibbard, b. May 30, 1800. d. Joel, b. Sept. 23, 1802. 

e. Amelia, b. Feb. 2, 1805. /. John, b. Apr. 6, 1807. 

g. James, b. Oct. 8, 1809. h. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1812. 



GENEALOGIES — KIDDER 273 

9. Reuben, b. B., Nov. 21, 1777. He m., June 13, 1805, Sally, dau. 
of David and Mary Straw, b. Dec. 24, 1779, and d. Bristol, Feb. 1, 1852, 
ae. 72-1-7. He was a farmer at the base of Bristol Peak ; house destroyed 
by fire, Dec. 14, 1857. He d. in New Hampton, Feb. 16, 1856, ae. 78-2-25. 
They had no children but brought up Alonzo Cheney. 

10. Betsey, b. B., May 25, 1781 ; m. Enoch Cheney. (See.) 

(4) Lieut. Benjamin Kidder, b. Mar. 27, 1766, came to 
Bristol 1769, with his father's family. Feb. 14, 1788, he m. Molly 
Heath, b. 1769, and d. in Bristol, Mar. 15, 1804, ae. 35. (Feb. 
16, 1803 — tombstone.) He m. (2) Sally, dau. of John Wiggin, 
of Candia, b. 1777, and d. May 22, 1839, ae. 62. He m. (3) 
Nov. 10, 1839, Widow Sarah (Cross) Willey, of Northfield. 
She d. of malignant smallpox, July 6, i860, ae. 74. He settled 
on the farm next above his father, where Fred Kidder now 
lives, where he d. Mar. 11, 1853, ae. 86-1 1-14. A member of 
the Methodist church more than 50 years before his death. 

children, all born Bristol 

*II. Daniel Heath, b. Aug. 22, 1788. 

12. Dorothy, b. Aug. 17, 1790; m. Oliver Ballou. (See.) 

#13. John, b. Jan. 7, 1793. #14. Benjamin, b. June 13, 1795. 

15. Jane, b. July 30, 1797 ; m. Joseph H. Brown. (See.) 

16. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1799; d. at 20. 

17. Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 1801 ; m. Benjamin Q. Fellows. (See.) 
■#18. Joshua, b. June 8, 1805. 

19. Aaron, b. Sept. 3, 1806 ; m. (1) Dec. 31, 1832, Mary, dau. of Oliver 
Ballou (See), b. June, 1808. Shed. May 4, 1846, in Alexandria, ae. 37-ri-. 
He m. (2) July, 1847, Mary Jane, dau. of Samuel Cole, b. Alexandria, 
Jan. 11, 1815, and d. Jan. 26, 1855, ae - 40-0-15. He m. (3) Jan. 1, 1856, 
Mariam, dau. of James Eastman, b. Enfield, June 24, 181 1, and d. Apr. 
24, 1865, ae. 53-10-0. Aug. 28, 1870, (?) he m. (4) Rhoda S., dau. of John 
and Rhoda Tucker, b. Hill, Nov. 10, 1822. He res. in Bristol, Plainfield, 
Hanover, where he lived seven or eight years, and then returned to Bris- 
tol, and a year later removed to Hill, where he d. Nov. 10, 1898, ae. 92- 
2-7. She d. Hill, Mar. 21, 1901, ae. 78-4-1 1. He was for years a member 
of the Methodist church and a class leader. Republican. Children : 

a. Sarah, b. Hill, Mar. 21, 1833 ; d. Apr. 10, 1841, ae. 8-0-19. 

b. Jephthah P., b. Bristol, Feb. 18, 1837 ; m. Mar., 1863, Melvina, 
dau. Devi Cary. Was superintendent of knitting-mill at Philmout, 
N. Y., where he d. July, 1898, ae. 61-5-. 

c. Hannah, b. Alexandria, Sept. 17, 1839 ; d. Aug. 24, 1840. 

■*2o. Joseph, b. Aug. 2, 1809. 

21. Nancy, b. June 24, 181 2 ; d. at nine years of age. 

22. Polly, d. young. 

(6) James Kidder, b. Apr. 30, 1771, m. Mary, dau. of 
Oliver Smith and Deborah (Ingalls) Blake, b. Aug. 16, 1775, 
and d. May 10, 1843, in Enosburgh, Vt., ae. 67-8-24. He was 
a farmer in Hebron ; removed to Enosburgh, where they resided 
in the family of his son, James. He d. Oct. 30, 1833, ae. 62-6-0. 

CHILDREN 

23. Oliver Blake, b. Hebron, Aug. 19, 1796; d. in Plymouth, July 2, 
1854, ae. 57-10-13. He m. Betsey Dodge, dau. of John, b. Nov. 6, 1794, 
and d. Orland, Me., Jan. 9, 1875, ae. 80-2-3. 

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274 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

24. Reuben, b. H., Aug. 9, 1798; m. Nov. 6, 1825, Sally Powell, 
dau. of David (See), b. Mar. 3, 1800; d. Plymouth, Apr., 1859, ae. 59-1-. 
He d. in Montague, Mass., Apr. 30, 1875, ae. 76-8-21. Children : 

a. Mary, b. Hebron, Oct. 25, 1827; in. Alexander McMurphy, 
of So. Alexandria, and d. in Jan., 1852, ae. 24-3-. 

b. Almira, b. H., Apr. 27, 1830; m. Warren Glover of Bridge- 
water, and emigrated to California, where he d. Jan. 16, 1891. 

c. Orpha, b. H., Dec. 30, 1834 ; d. July 18, 1835. 

d. David Smith, b. H., Dec. 9, 1838. He m., Sept. 3, i86i r 
Augusta Anne, dau. of John and Phoebe (Batchelder) Boynton, b. 
Bridgewater, Apr. 25, 1836. He was for a time in trade in Bristol, 
as dealer in stoves and tinware, left Bristol 1868, and now res. in 
Vineland, N. J. Children: (1) Fred Smith, b. Bristol, Mar. 4, 
1863. (2) Cora Augusta, b. Turners Falls, Mass., Mar. 23, 1873. 

(3) Minnie Belle, b. Feb. 13, 1876; unm. Res. Chicopee Falls. 

(4) Infant son, b. Aug. 13, 1871 ; d. Sept. 22, 1871. 

25. Mary, b. H., June 20, 1800; m. her cousin, Moses Kidder, son of 
John, Jan. 16, 1823. Res. Enosburgh and Montgomery, Vt., and Norfolk, 
Neb., where she d. Mar. 22, 1886, ae. 85-9-2. 

26. James, b. H., Oct. 9, 1802, and d. in Enosburgh, Vt., Oct. 13, 
1852, ae. 50-0-4. He m., Oct. 31, 1831, Dura, dau. Allen Adams, who was 
b. May 8, 1807, in Charlotte, Vt., and d. Dec. 1, 1891, in Enosburgh, ae. 
84-6-23. Nine children. 

27. Sherburn, b. Dec. 21, 1804; m., and d. in Canada, Jan. 15, 1857. 
ae. 52-0-24. 

(7) John Kidder, son of John, b. Bristol, May 29, 1773, 
m. Nov. 17, 1796, Mehitable Blake, dau. of Oliver Smith 
and Deborah (Ingalls) Blake, b. in Sandown, Jan. 17, 1773, and 
d. in Holland, Vt., Mar. 24, 1863, ae. 90-2-7. He settled on 
the John Smith farm in Bridgewater, and here he res. till 181 1, 
when his property was swept away through signing a note with 
Moses Lewis, and he removed to Hebron. In March, 1815, 
he purchased a farm in Enosburg, Vt., and removed his family 
thither on an ox sled, and there he resided till his death, Feb. 
8, 1856, ae. 82-8-9. He was a strong man physically and 
spiritually ; a member of the Congregational church. 

CHILDREN 

28. Lynn, b. Feb. 8, 1798; m. widow Abigail Pease, and d. in Michi- 
gan. Was a Congregational minister. 

29. Moses, b. Bridgewater, Mar. 5, 1800; m. his cousin, Mary Kidder. 
Res. in Enosburg and Montgomery, Vt., then near Pawpaw, Mich., and 
Norfolk, Neb., where he d. Aug. 21, 1888, ae. 88-5-16. 

30. Sarah, b. B., Mar. 31, 1802; d. unm., in Holland, Vt., Nov. 6, 
1 86 1, ae. 59-7-5- 

31. John, b. B., Apr. 6, 1804 ; was twice m., and d. in West Kendall, 
N. Y., Aug. 6, 1850, ae. 46-4-0. 

32. Mehitable, b. B., July 5, 1806, and d. unm., in Enosburg, Vt., 
Apr. 5, 1855, ae. 48-9-0. 

33. Lucy, b. B., Mar. 22, 1809; m. Luke Gilbert, and res. Vermont, 
New York, Michigan, and Nebraska, and d. at Oakdale, Neb., Dec. 18, 
1894, ae. 85-8-26. 

34. Amasa, b. B., Sept. 24, 181 1 ; m. Feb. 19, 1835, Esther Brewer, 
b. Sept. 3, 1815. She d. Holland, Vt., Dec. 16, 1889, ae. 74-3-13. He d. 
Holland, Feb. 7, 1888, ae. 76-4-13. Five children. 



GENEALOGIES — KIDDER 275 

35. Mary, b. Enosburg, Vt., June 17, 1815 ; in. Sept. 24, 1861, Enoch 
Huggins. Res. Holland. 

(11) Daniel H. Kidder, son of Benjamin, b. Aug. 22, 

1788, m. Nov. 22, 18 10, Eliza Chandler, dau. of Abial. (See.) 

In the fall of 1822, they removed to Stewartstown, where he d. 

Oct. 16, 1864, ae. 76-1-24; she d. same place, Sept. 10, 1891, 

at the advanced age of 102-1-12. They both d. in family of 

their son, James Monroe. Their children were all b. in Bristol, 

except the last. 

children 

36. Leonard Cummings, b. June 22, 181 1 ; m. Aug. 5, £832, in Clarks- 
ville, Susanna Fellows, dau. of Isaiah, b. Lisbon, Aug. 13, 1811, and d. 
Stewartstown, June 18, 1881, ae. 69-10-5. He res. in Clarksville. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Benjamin W., b. Jan. 11, 1834; d. Sept. 21, 1876, ae. 42-8-10. 

b. Eben Perry, b. Dec. 26, 1835 ; m. Sarah Chase, Mar. 26, 1861. 
She was b. Jan. 24, 1840. Two children. 

c. Alvin, b. Nov. 16, 1837; unrn. 

d. Malona, b. Nov. 8, 1839 ; unm. 

e. Bertha, b. Mar. 4, 1842; d. Aug. 5, i860, ae. 1 8-5-1. 
/. Martha, b. Mar. 6, 1844; d. Nov. 11, 1861, ae. 17-8-5. 
g. Persis, b. Nov. 16, 1848 ; unrn. 

h. Noah F., b. Feb. 20, 1851 ; m. Una Brooks, Apr. 24, 1878. 
Child: (1) Susan E., b. Jan. 24, 1884. 

37. Almira Jane, b. Feb. 4, 1813 ; m. Mar. 13, 1837, Noah Cummings 
and d. Dec. 16, 1896, ae. 83-10-12. He d. Colebrook, Feb. 6, i860. They 
res. Colebrook. Children : 

a. Daniel E., b. Colebrook, July 1, 1840; m. July 13, 1874, Lucy 
A. Egleston. Res. Colebrook. 

b. Elvira, b. C, June 1841 ; m. Nov. 9, 1882, Milton Harriman, 
of Colebrook. 

38. Abial Chandler, b. Sept. 10, 1814 ; m. Jan. 28, 1839, Julia A. John- 
son, dau. of Moses, b. Apr. 25, 1818 ; d. in Colebrook, July 18, 1865, ae. 
47-2-23. He d. in Colebrook, June 23, 1866, ae. 51-9-13. Abial was a 
farmer, and operated a saw-mill. Children : 

a. Aurilla, b. July 6, 1840 ; m. July 18. 1866, Martin B. Noyes, 
of Colebrook. One child. 

b. Lee M., b. Dec. 4, 1858; d. Sept. 7, 1863, ae. 4-9-3. 

39. Daniel Erskine, b. June 15, 1815. He m. (1) 1843, J ane Bonney, 
in Lowell; m. (2) 1857, Mary E. Ellas, in Nebraska. Was a soldier in 
Co. A, 1st Neb. Inf. (See Roll of Honor.) He d. in Nebraska, June 17, 
1864, ae. 49-0-2. Children : 

a. Albert Edward, b. Jan. 12, 1844. Was a soldier in Union 
army, Co. A, 1st Neb. Regt. He m. Sept. 14, 1867, Mary S. Powers, 
b. Jan. 15, 1849. Res. Norton, Kansas. Ten children, all b. in 
Kansas. 

b. Thomas O., b. 1858. c. Amanda, b. i860. 

40. Julia Ann Locke, b. July 2, 1816 ; m. Feb. 15, 1844, Orrin Covell, 
Farmer. He d. Stewartstown, Dec. 18, 1891, ae. 73-5-15 ; she d. June 2. 
1883, ae. 66-1 1-0. Children: 

a. Murcilva, b. Jan. 26, 1846; m. Aug. 4, 1862, Benjamin F. 
Crawford. 

b. Miranda, b. Mar. 25, 1849; m. Benjamin C. Young. 

c. Celon E., b. June 28, 1852 ; m. Nov. 10, 1880, Susie Brooks, 
and d. Apr. 23, 1889, ae. 36-9-25. 



276 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

41. Lydia Ann Barnard, twin sister of Julia Ann Locke, d. young. 

42. Jonathan Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1820 ; m. Polly Carter. (See Roll of 
Honor.) He d. Carleton, Vt. Family res. there. 

43. James Monroe, b. Aug. 22, 1822; m. Jan. 1, 1848, Mary Ann, 
dau. of Thomas R. Holden, b. in Stewartstown, Aug. 17, 1827. (See Roll 
of Honor.; Was selectman of Stewartstown, iSsj-'sS, and represented 
his town in the legislature 1883-84. They res. Stewartstown. Children : 

a. Murrilla, b. July 24, 1848 ; d. Mar. 10, 1864, ae. 15-7-16. 

b. Almira, b. June 6, 1850; m. Josiah Young, and d. Sept. 16, 
1877, ae. 27-3-10. Children: (1) Eleanor S., b. July 24, 1868. (2) 
Murrilla K., b. Sept. u r 1870. (3) John F., b. Dec. 22, 1872; d. 
Dec. 28, 1872. (4) James A., b. Feb. 28, 1874. (5) Bessie I., b. 

, Apr. 3, 1876. 

c. Augusta A., b. May 12, 1853; m. 1870, Charles D. Young, at 
Stewartstown. 

d. Eliza A., b. Jan. 4, 1857 ; m. Jan. 1, 1874, John H. Haynes at 
Stewartstown. Child: (1) Chloe, b. Jan. 29, 1880. 

44. Benjamin Wiggin, b. Stewartstown, Dec. 3, 1827; d. at 3 years 
of age. 

(13) John Kidder, son of Benjamin, b. Jan. 7. 1793, m. 
Dec. 25, 1820, Ruth, dau. of Josiah Fellows (See), b. Feb. 9, 
1795, and d. Apr. 9, 1879, ae. 84-2-0. He was a farmer in the 
Kidder neighborhood. He d. Mar. 25, 1848, ae. 55-2-18. 

children, all born in Bristol 

45. Frederick Kidder, b. Apr. 8, 1822 ; m. Jan. 15, 1845, Samantha, 
dau. of Timothy Chandler (See), b. July 4, 1822. He is a farmer where 
his great-gandfather settled. Children, all born in Bristol : 

a. Ellen Georgianna, b. May 29, 1849. Unm. 

b. Dennis Herman, b. June 8, 1851 ; d. Sept. 4, 1854, ae. 3-2-26. 

c. Cora Augusta, b. Mar. 5, 1857; m. Orrin J. Muzzey. (See.) 

d. Hiram Dana, b. Jan. 5, 1861. Farmer on home farm. Unm. 

46. John W., b. Apr. 15, 1831 ; d. unm., Nov. 19, 1855, ae. 24-7-4. 

47. Charles, b. May 25, 1836; m. Mar. 13, 1862, Susan E., dau. of 
Moses and Mary (Putney) Johnson, of Weare, b. Feb. 14, 1839. He lived 
on the Kidder farm till about middle life then removed to the village, 
where he now res. Democrat, laborer, Methodist. Children, all b. in 
Bristol : 

a. Hattie A., b. Dec. 22, 1863 ; mill operative. 

b. John H., b. May 6, 1867. Unm. Official member Methodist 
church. Odd Fellow. Democrat. 

c. Lurie A., b. July 9, 1869. 

d. Ellen I., b. May 7, 1872 ; m. June 2, 1897, David H. Goodhue, 
locomotive fireman. (His second wife.) She d. Oct. 7, 1900, ae. 
28-5-. Children: (1) Son, b. Nov. 3, 1898; d. same day. (2) 
Lucia May, b. Jan. 6, 1900. 

48. Arianna, b. Aug. 29, 1838 ; m. Richard K. Sawyer, and d. Bris- 
tol, Jan. 12, 1863, ae. 24-3-13. He d. diphtheria, Mar. 20, 1869, ae. 29-5-. 
Child : 

a. Lurie Ann, b. Bristol, Dec. 12, 1862 ; d. Plymouth, diphthe- 
ria, Mar. 15, 1869, ae. 6-3-3. 

(14) Benjamin Kidder, son of Benjamin, b. June 13, 1795* 
first settled on the Frank Sanborn farm. About 1827, he moved 




Benjamin Kidder 



GENEALOGIES — KIDDER 277 

to farm now owned and occupied by Levi N. Heath. Jan., 
1856, he removed to Illinois. He m. Mar. 4, 1824, Sarah 
Dodge, b. in Irasburg, Vt., Nov. 24, 1801, and d. in Bristol, 
Oct. 15, 1831, ae. 29-10-21. He m. June 5, 1832, Mary Doton, 
b. Moultonboro', Jan. 16, 1807, dau. of Ephraim and Susanna 
Doton, and sister of Dr. Isaac Doton, of New Hampton. She 
d. at Woosung, 111., Apr. 3, 1892, ae. 85-2-17. He d. same 
place, Aug. 6, 1883, ae. 88-1-23. 

children, all born in Bristol 

49. Adoniram, b. May 8, 1825. He m. Apr. 10, 1846 ( June 13, 1846 — 
Records Cong, church), Lydia Ann, dau. Smith Powell (See), b. June 29, 
1830. Res. Bristol, New Hampton, Dixon, 111.; Helena, Mont.; Utah; 
Evanston, Wyoming; thence to Sanborn, Iowa, in 1882, where she d. Mar. 
19, 1894, ae. 63-8-20. He res. Sanborn. Children : 

a. Malvenah S., b. Bristol, Feb. 1, 1847; m. Nov. 30, 1869, 
William C. Green, of Dixon, 111. Res. Sanborn, Iowa. Children : 
(1) Lulu, m. Charles Anderson, at Sanborn, Nov. 30, 1894. (2) 
Edna. 

b. Ella D., b. B., May 5, 1854; m. Dec. 9, 1872, Allen E. Brad- 
bury, of South Pass, Wyo. Res. Red Canon, Wyo. Children : (1) 
Silas N. (2) Velorus. (3) Earl. 

c. Jennie L., b. New Hampton, May 5, 1856; m. July 21, 1873, 
Peter A. McPhee, of Green River, Wyo. Res. Kaslo, B. C. 

50. Levi Nelson, b. Mar. 13, 1827. Left Bristol in 1851 ; was in 
Georgia two years and in the West ; was a railroad contractor in Pennsyl- 
vania, and d. of consumption at Dixon, 111., July 17, 1865, unm., ae. 
38-4-4. 

51. Sarah Ann, b. May 18, 1829; m. Apr. 6, 1856, James W. Tay- 
lor, Sandwich; she d. Jordan, 111., Aug. 1, 1861, ae. 32-2-13. Children: 

a. George Almond, b. Jordan, 111., Dec. 30, 1857. Res. in Pueblo, 
Colo. 

b. Nellie Dodge, b. Mar. 15, 1859 ; m. Dec. 21, 1875, S. H. Todd; 
res. Millidgeville, 111. 

c. Lizzie Florence, b. Jordan, July 15, i860. 

52. Nelson B., b. Jan. 16, 1834; m. Dec. 30, 1862, Amanda Mingle, 
dau. of Joseph H. and Catherine Mingle, b. Dec. 26, 1841, in Bradford, 
Co., Penn. He left Bristol for Illinois in Jan., 1855; res. in Polo, 111. 
Children : 

a. Aldanah C, b. Jordan, 111., Oct. 12, 1863; d. June 29, 1868, 
ae. 4-8-17. 

b. Irvin M., b. J., July 18, 1869 ; m. Feb. 11, 1891, Maggie Max- 
well, who d. Feb. 28, 1895 ; he m. (2) Janette Allison, of Chickasaw 
Co., Iowa. 

c. Fred J., b. J., Feb. 11, 1874. Res. Polo. 

53. Electa H., b. Nov. 15, 1837; m. Jan. 1, 1855, Harrison J. Taylor, 
of Sandwich ; d. in Iowa, June 9, 1878, ae. 40-6-24. Children : 

a. William. b. Merrow. c. Charles. d. Frank. 

e. Emma. f. Sherman. g. Levi. 

54. Marcellus, b. Sept. 8, 1840; m. Apr. 22, 1871, Ella J. Annan, dau. 
John G. and Hannah Annan, b. Sept. 2, 1849. He went West in 1854, and 
res. Penrose, 111. Children : 

a. Ida Luella, b. Jordan, 111., May 9, 1875. 

b. Royce Annan, b. J., July 8, 1878. 

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278 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(18) Joshua Kidder, son of Benjamin, b. June 8, 1805, m. 
Dec. 28 (31), 1832, Mary Jane, dau. Ezekiel and Sarah (Cross) 
Willey, b. Dee. 19, 180S, in Canterbury, and d. in Bristol, May 
11, 1889, ae. 80-4-22. He was a farmer and settled on his 
grandfather's farm but in middle life removed to Merrimack 
street, and conducted the saw-mill on the south side of the river. 
He d. Apr. 20, 1863, ae. 57-10-12. 

children, all born in Bristol 

55. Nancy Jane, b. May 7, 1835; m. Benjamin E. Blackstone. (See.) 

56. Helen Augusta, b. Aug. 13, 1837; m. (1) Apr. 1, 1854, Lyman R. 
Roberts, of Orford. She m. (2) Thomas Ryan, of Franklin. Children: 

a. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 18, 1855 '< m - ° ct -> l8 7 8 , George W. Ryan, 
of Franklin. 

b. Nellie, b. Feb. 23, 1858 ; d. Mar. 16, 1859, ae. 1-0-23. 

c. Joshua, b. Mar. n, i860; m. Mary E. Williams, Boston, 1882. 

d. Ira Lyman, b. Nov. 28, 1862 ; m. Mary Gilman, Portsmouth, 
1884. 

e. Nellie Etta, b. July 19, 1865 ; m. Dec. 3, 1885, Bert Orton, of 
Fairfax, Vt. 

/. Minnie Bell, b. Nov. 14, 1868; m. Sept., 19, 1889, Frank C. 
Kittridge. 

57. Francena, b. Apr. 22, 1841 ; m. Daniel Cass. (See.) 

58. Laura Augusta, b. Aug. 11, 1842; m. Etna A. Ferrin Concord. 
She d. May 31, 1900, ae. 57-9-20. 

59. Cornelia, b. Jan. 2, 1849; m. Nov., 1866, Charles A. Bond, a cap- 
tain in the Union army. She d. in Concord, Nov. 17, 1889, from a surgi- 
cal operation the day previous, ae. 40-10-15. 

(20) Joseph Kidder, son of Benjamin, b. Aug. 2, 1809, 
m. Dec. 25, 1834, Dorcas, dau. of Levi Nelson (See), b. Nov. 6, 
1814. Divorced. She d. in Bristol, Apr. 7, 1878, ae. 63-5-1. 
He m. (2) Louisa Lavina, widow of Orrin Gordon, and dau. of 
David Batchelder. (See.) She d. Concord, Oct. 3, 1891, ae. 
69-0-13. He was a farmer on North Main street, at the base of 
Sugar hill. He carried on his farm and at odd hours with one 
horse did all the job teaming required in the village at that 
time. He d. Nov. 17, 1873, ae. 64-3-15. 

children, all born in Bristol 

60. Jessie M., b. Nov. 16, 1835 ; d. Jan. 27, 1837 ae. 1-2-11. 

61. Uriah H., b. June 26, 1836; m. Mar. 29, 1881, Nancy Jane, dau. of 
Oliver S. Hall. (See.) He was a carpenter and farmer, res. on Hall 
farm. (See Roll of Honor.) He d. Mar. 29, 1903, ae. 66-9-3. No chil- 
dren. 

62. Albert Harvey, b. July 16, 1838; m. Aug. 26, 1861, Emeline, dau. 
Josiah M. Healey, b. Alexandria, Oct. 15, 1837. He has res. 359 Pearl 
street, Manchester, since Mar., 1871. Carpenter. Children: 

a. Rosetta, b. Bristol, Feb. 27, 1862. 

b. Annie M., b. B., July 25, 1869; m. May 20, 1896, Rufus H. 
Perkins. He d. Mar. n, 1900. She res. Manchester. 

c. Alma Dean, b. Manchester, Mar. 3, 1873; m. Oct. 8, 1894, 
George A. Hoyt, res. North Londonderry. 

63. Henry R., b. Apr. 13, 1S41. Killed at battle of Chancellorsville, 
May 3, 1863, ae. 22-0-20. (See Roll of Honor.) 



GENEALOGIES — KIMBALL 279 

64. Frank M., was a salesman in St. Louis, Mo.; m. Feb. 10, 1885, 
Ann McDonald. Present residence unknown. 



1. Francis Kidder, son of Francis and Abigail (Russell) 
Kidder, was b. Littleton, Mass., Feb. 11, 1785. He. m. Jan. 
18, 1 8 10, Nancy Hartwell, of Littleton. Francis Kidder was a 
merchant in Andover, Mass. He was taxed in Bristol, 1839- 
'52, and d. in Bristol, Nov. 7, 1852, ae. 67-8-26. Mrs. Kidder 
removed to Cambridge, Mass., and there d. 

children 

2. Frances Ann, b. June 18, 1811 ; d. Apr. II, 1830, ae. 18-9-23. 

3. Martha Jane, b. Feb. 1, 1813 ; m. Oct. 10, 1832, Nathaniel Swift, 
of Andover, Mass., merchant, partner of Francis Kidder. Was Presi- 
dent Andover Savings bank 25 years. She d. Nov. 28, 1843, ae. 30-9-27. 
Four children. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1815 ; m. Sept. 2, 1835, Samuel Pren- 
tiss Cobb, Andover ; d. Sept. 30. 1836, ae. 21-7-26. No children. 

5. William, b. Mar. 29, 1817, settled in Newburyport, Mass., and 
never res. in Bristol. 

6. Francis Henry, b. July 20, 1819, merchant, came to Bristol, 1840. 
Was identified with first woolen-mill near railroad station ; was first con- 
ductor on Franklin & Bristol railroad ; was badly injured on road ; 
resigned, and engaged in horse trade ; d. from kick of horse in old stable 
once connected with tavern on South Main street in May, 1853, ae. 43-10-. 

7. Ellen Caroline, b. Andover, Mass., Mar. 20, 1823; m. Solomon S. 
Sleeper. (See.) 

8. Sarah Dix, b. Andover, July 6, 1825; m. Sherburn S. Merrill. 
(See.) 

9. Susan Hayward, b. Nov. 3, 1829; m. Nov. 7, 1848, Israel Lom- 
bard, of Boston ; d. Oct. 29, 1851, ae. 21-11-26. One dau. d. 

THE KIMBALL FAMILIES 

1. Arthur Lamprey Kimball, son of John A. and Sarah 
(Nudd) Kimball, was b. Gilford, Apr. 11, 1875. He m. 
Sept. 1, 1894, Ida May, dau. of Francis L. and Elmira Blake, 
b. New Hampton, Oct. 4, 1877. Employee of pulp-mill most of 
the time for past 12 years. 

CHILDREN 

2. Minnie Maria, b. New Hampton, Jan. 13, 1895. 

3. Eva Maud, b. Bristol, Aug. 8, 1898; d. Saubornton, Oct. 20, 1901. 



i. Charles Edward Kimball is the son of Daniel S. and 
Martha A. (Bennett) Kimball. He was b. Franklin June 10, 
1867, and m. May 2, 189 1, Hattie Etta, dau. Henry Decato. 
(See.) He is a farmer in the Kidder neighborhood. A Catho- 
lic, and a member of the grange. 



280 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Sadie Belle, b. Bristol, Mar. 20, 1892. 

3. Hervie Charles, b. B., Nov. 26, 1895. 

4. Florence Delia, b. B., June 24, 1901. 

THE KING FAMILIES 

1. Edward Franklin King is the son of Benjamin Franklin 
and Mary Ann (Waterman) King. He was b. White River 
Junction, Vt., Jan. 19, 1847, and m. Oct. 10, 1885, Adelaide 
Victoria, dau. of Joseph and Matilda (Burnham) Huntoon, b. 
at Enfield, July 5, 1848. He came from Enfield in 1885, and 
has had charge of the finishing room of the woolen-mill 17 years. 
No children. 



1. Fred Louis King, son of Oliver A. and Lucy A. (Hall) 
King, was b. in New York city, June 9, 1865. Hem. Belle N., 
dau. of George H. and Jane Simonds, b. Alexandria, Mar. 15, 
1868. He has been a laborer in Bristol since Mar., 1885. 



CHILDREN 

2. Perley G., b. Bristol, June 3, 1889. 

3. Fred Louis, b. B., Nov. ir, 1892. 

THE KIRK FAMILIES 

1. Robert Moore Kirk was the son of John D. Kirk, of 
Alexandria. He was b. in Alexandria, May 26, 1824; m. 
Sarah Jane, dau. of John B. Straw, b. Feb. 1, 1819. Farmer in 
Alexandria till 1866; then a laborer in Bristol till he d., May 
2, 1883, ae. 58-11-6. Shed. Mar. 11, 1896, ae. 77-1-10. 

CHILDREN 

2. John D., b. Alexandria, Aug. 20, 1843; m - Oct- 5, 187 1, Frances, 
dau. of Jacob S. Hall, b. Georgetown, Mass., June 12, 1847. He was 
station agent at Franklin ; later in trade there ; d. Sept. 24, 1900, ae. 57- 
1-4. Deacon Congregational church, Mason, Odd Fellow. Child : 

a. Charles Almont, b. Oct. 22, 1873; m. June 11, 1902, Minnie 
Dell Jellison. 

3. Lizzie A., b. A., Apr. 25, 1845 ; m. George H. Spiller. (See.) 

4. Frank Samuel, b. A., Jan. 18, 1849; m. May 7, 1866, Julia Ann, 
dau. of Benjamin and Adeline (Roberts) Spiller, b. Bridgewater, Mays, 
1842 ; d. Bristol, Nov. 25, 1901, ae. 59-6-20. She was two years a member 
of the board of education. He m. (2) Apr. 22, 1902, Emma Frances, dau. 
of Joseph A. and Lois A. (Cumrniugs) Judkius. Has res. in Bristol since 
Jan., 1869. Was an employee at woolen-mill three years; since 1872, 
salesman at the grist-mill on Central street. Served one year as select- 
man. Republican, Free Baptist, Odd Fellow, K. of P., Granger. Chil- 
dren : 



GENEALOGIES — KITTRELL 281 

a. Ellis Leslie, b. Bridgewater, June 20, 1S67 ; graduated in the 
classical and commercial courses at New Hampton, 1885. Res. in 
Melrose, Mass., since Sept., 1886. Is a cutter in a manufactory of 
gent's furnishing goods, Boston. He m., Mar. 7, 1895, Alice M., 
dau. of Solomon L. Howes, b. Melrose, Mass., May 5, 1872, and d. 
June 7, 1896, ae. 24-1-2. He m., Sept. 19, 1899, Lillian Frances, 
dau. of Enoch and Naomi (Moore) Bird, b. Maiden, Mass., June 
24. 1872. Child : Alice May, b. May 25, 1896. 

b. Harry Raymond, b. Bristol, June 13, 1876; d. Sept. 11, 1876. 

c. Harland Frank, b. B., Sept. 4, 1883; drowned July 1, 1896, 
ae. 12-9-27. 

5. Daniel G., b. A., Jan. 6, 1851 ; d. Bristol, Oct. 24, 1869, ae. 18-9-18. 

6. Horace Herbert, b. A., Aug. 10, 1855; m. Aug. 17, 1903, Garrie 
E., dau. of Edwin H. Gove. (See.) He has been for 23 years superin- 
tendent of the pulp-mill near railroad station. Republican, Odd Fellow, 
K. of P. 

7. Mary Jane, b. A., Aug. 10, 1856; d. scarlet fever, July 10, 1861, 
ae. 4-1 1-0. 

8. George Elmont, b. A., Jan. 16, 1861 ; d. scarlet fever, July 20, 1861. 

1. Stephen Peaslee Kirk, son of Daniel, and grandson of 
John D. Kirk, was b. Alexandria, Dec. 5, 1836. He m., Jan. 
27, 1857, Mrs. Lovina Wells (Heath) Kirk (See), widow of his 
brother, Horace G. He located in Bristol, 1873. Is a carpen- 
ter. Republican. Has been janitor of town hall 20 years. 

CHILDREN 

2. Cora Eva, b. Alexandria, Feb. 16, i860 ; d. Mar. 28, i860. 

3. Addie Lunette, b. A., Apr. 19, 1861 ; d. Mar. 29, 1863, ae. i-ii-io. 

4. Frank Newell Cross, b. Bristol, Jan. 9, 1881 ; m. Mar. 25, 1901, 
Anna, dau. Eddie and Delia (Bennett) Billivao, b. Canaan. Is a wood- 
worker. Republican. 

THE KITTRELIv FAMIIY 

1. William H. Kittrell is the son of Solomon H. and Har- 
riet A. (Orcutt) Kittrell. He was b. Randolph, Mass., Oct. 16, 
1851. He m., Nov. 21, 1885, Georgiana P., dau. of Newell 
and Elizabeth A. (Pease) Avery, b. Ellsworth, Aug. 2, 1861. 
They have res. in Bristol since October, 1886. He is an 
employee of Mason-Perkins Paper Co. 

THE KNIGHT FAMILY 

1 . George Henry Knight, son of John and Juliette Knight, 

was b. Concord, Apr. 14, 1850. Sept. 19, 1874, he m. Amanda 

R., dau. of Jonas Call. (See.) He was a painter in Bristol, 

1872, till he emigrated to Cambridge, Neb., 1886, where they 

now reside. 

child 

2. William Call, b. June 5, 1888. 



282 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE LADD FAMILIES 

i. The Ladds of Bristol were the descendants of Daniel 
Ladd, who came from England in ship "Mary and John" in 
1633 or '34. He settled in Ipswich, Mass., and was one of the 
original settlers of Haverhill, Mass. 

2. Peter Ladd, son of Jeremiah, was a descendant of 
Daniel, of the fifth generation. He was a farmer in Bristol in 
1 80 1, and probably for some years previous. In 1804, he was 
town clerk of Alexandria. He m., May 27, 1789, Rhoda 
Quimby, and d. Jan. 19, 1818. 

CHILDREN 

3. Nancy, b. Nov. 22, 1790; m. Samuel Tay. 

4. Lydia, b. Nov. 2, 1791 ; 111. Peter Fellows. (See.) 

5. Priscilla, b. July 14, 1793; never m. 

6. Polly, b. July 4, 1795 ; m. John Simonds. 

7. Betsey Sleeper, b. July 9, 1797 ; d. unm., May 12, 1889, ae. 91-10-3. 

8. Peter, b. May 21, 1799; d. Sept. 9, 1800, ae. 1-3-18. 
*g. David Chandler, b. Bristol, Aug. 6, 1801. 

10. Ruth, b. Dec. 13, 1803; m. Eben Corliss, Concord. 

11. Jeremiah Quimby, b. July 25, 1805. He m. Abigail Collins. He 
was a tax-payer in District No. 9, i828-'32. He res. in a house that stood 
20 or more rods east of the highway opposite the Ezekiel Follansbee 
farmhouse. 

(9) David C. Ladd, b. Aug. 6, 1801, m. Aug. 1, 1823, 
Judith Atwood, dau. of Moses (See), b. Aug. 26, 1805. He 
was a farmer and hewer of ship timber on the Ezekiel Follans- 
bee farm, near Sugar Loaf mountain, from 1829 till he d., June 
17, 1840, ae. 38-10-11. She m. (2) Abel Ford, and res. in 
Orange. 

CHILDREN 

12. James Minard, b. May 24, 1824; d. June 14, 1839, ae. 15-0-20. 

13. Gustavus Bartlett, b. Jan. 29, 1829 ; d. May 12, 1854, ae. 25-3-13. 

14. Rhoda F., b. Bristol, Apr. 2, 1831 ; m. Feb. 26, 1849, Elisha Whit- 
tier, and d. Sept. 24, 1852, ae. 21-5-22. 

15. David Newell, b. B., Mar. 17, 1834; m. Apr. 1, 1857, Sarah B. 
Poole. He served in the 6th Regt., N. H. Vols., Civil war. (See Roll of 
Honor.) Res. Enfield. Children: 

a. David Marshall, b. Enfield, Nov. 5, 1859. 

b. Mabel Jennie, b. E., Feb. 5, 1867. 

16. Melissa Jane, b. B., Aug. 7, 1836; m. Elisha Whittier, Apr. 24, 
1853 ; d. Jan. 1854, ae. 17-5-. 

17. Leroy Sunderland, b. B., Dec. 7, 1839. Died of wounds July 1, 
1862, ae. 22-6-24. (See Roll of Honor.) 



i. John Ladd, son of Jeremiah, was b. Alexandria, Mar. 
26, 1804. Hem. (1) June, 1828 (Mays, l828 — town records), 
Fannie G., dau. of Nathaniel Collins, b. Sanbornton, Feb. 27, 



GENEALOGIES — LAMPREY 283 

1807. She d. in Bristol, Feb. 29, 1851, ae. 44-0-2. He m. (2) 
June 26, 1852, Sarah Fellows Collins, a sister of his first wife, 
who d. Apr. 22, 1892. John Ladd was a farmer in what is now 
called Adamsville, near the lake, till 1842, when he removed to 
Alexandria. A year later returned to his old farm, wdiere he 
remained till spring of 1850, when he went to California. After 
two years he returned and settled in Alexandria village, where 
he d. Mar. 28, 1876, ae. 72-0-2. 

CHILDREN 

2. George Lovering, b. Bristol, Aug. 29, 1829; d. Feb. 1, 1830. 

3. Mahala Williams, b. B., Dec. 7, 1830; m. Jeremiah F. Dow, Oct. 
21, 1858, and res. Shirley, Mass. He d. and she m. (2) Henry Orange. 
She d. Jan. 29, 1901, ae. 70-1-22. 

4. Emily Jane, b. B., Sept. 28, 1832; m. Dugal H. Barr, Lawrence, 
Mass., and d. Sept. 25, 1850, ae. 17-11-27. 

5. Esther Ann,b. B., Nov. 30, 1834 ; m. 1866, Dr. John Pray, Roches- 
ter. He d. 1871. She d. Franklin, Mar. 7, 1895, ae. 60-3-7. 

6. Tirzah Harvey, b. B., Aug. 29, 1836; m. Walter F. Simonds in 
1858. She d. May 26, i860, ae. 23-8-27. He d. Campton. 

7. Sylvester Sleeper, b. B., July, 25, 1838 ; d. Dec. 9, 1839, ae. 1-4-14. 

8. Charles Wesley, b. B., July 1, 1840; d. Aug. 18, 1843, ae. 3-1-17. 

9. Mary Augusta, b. Alexandria, May 12, 1842; m. Jan. 4, 1865, 
Edwin Judkins. He d. in Franklin, 1888, ae. 55. She res. Franklin. 

10. Luther Crawford, b. Bristol, Dec. 22, 1843. This man was the first 
to fall in defense of the Union in the Civil war, being killed by the mob 
in Baltimore, Md., Apr. 19, 1861, at the age of 17-3-27. (See Roll of 
Honor.) 

11. Ella Frances, b. Oct. 2, 1850 ; m. William H. Stevens ; d. Dec. 5, 
1893, ae. 43- 2 -3- 



i. Joseph Warren Ladd, son of James M. and Emily T. 
(Clough) Ladd, was b. Gilford, Aug. 16, 1871. He m. Feb. 1, 
1895, Mabel D., dau. of Albert M. and Dorothy J. (Moses) 
Marden, b. July 28, 1872. Both graduated from New Hampton 
Literary Institution, 1894. Came to Bristol and erected resi- 
dence in 1S97. Piano tuner and musician. Odd Fellow, K. 
of P. 

CHILDREN 

2. Harold Marden, b. New Hampton, Oct. 1, 1896. 

3. Bernard Gordon, b. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1903. 

LAMPREY 

1. Frank Lamprey is the son of Daniel Lamprey, who 
served in the 8th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. of wounds received 
at the battle of Port Hudson. His mother was Mary M. (Coffin) 
Lamprey. He was b. Lyman, May 3, 1852, and became a resi- 
dent of Bristol, 1882. Is a workman at crutch factory. Is a 
Republican, Odd Fellow, and K. of P. ; unm. 



284 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE LANEY FAMILY 

1. John Laney was b. in Rtimney, Mar. 12, 1791, and m. 
Oct. 18, 1816, Nancy, dau. of Daniel Sleeper (See), b. Mar. 12, 
1794. He was a farmer in Alexandria and Bridgewater, and d. 
June 8, i860, ae. 69-2-26 ; she d. Aug. 23, 1881, ae. 87-5-1 1. 

CHILDREN 

2. Daniel, b. Alexandria, Sept. 16, 1817 ; d. Feb. 21, 1818. 

3. Louise P., b. A., Dec. 3, 1818 ; m. May 29, 1847, Harrison P. Nel- 
son. He d. in Mitchell, Iowa, Sept. 1, 1859, ae. 39~5 - 4- Later she res. 
for some years in Bristol ; now in Franklin. Children : 

a. Luella Lucy, b. Antioch, 111., Apr. 28, 1848; d. Apr. 17, 1849. 

b. Luella Louisa, b. A., Apr. 2, 1851. Res. Franklin. 

c. Elizabeth Ann, b. A., Jan. 30, 1854. She was two years a 
teacher in Union district in Bristol. Is a proof-reader in Concord. 

d. Lucy Nancy, b. Mitchell, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1856. Res. Frank- 
lin. Taught one year in Union district in Bristol. Is a teacher of 
art in Franklin and Tilton. 

e. William Harrison, b. M., May 25, 1859. Is a merchant in 
Franklin. 

4. John, b. A., Aug. 17, 1820; d. in California. 

5. Gilman Dodge, b. A., Mar. 1, 1823; m. Apr. 11, 1852, Eliza Ann, 
dau. of Nathan and Caroline (Bryant) Buruham, b. Corinth, Me., Nov. 
14, 1830. He was a farmer at Profile Falls, i86i-'66; thence moved to 
Hill, where he d. Sept. 3, 1877, ae. 54-6-2. She m. (2) James Patten. 
(See.) Children: 

a. Kate Madora, b. Antioch, 111., Apr. 15, 1855 ; d. Oct. 18, 1856, 
ae. 1-6-3. 

b. Dora Mae, b. A., Oct. 8, 1857 ; m. Frank E. Clifford. (See.) 

6. Isaac H., b. A., Oct. 6, 1825, res. Methuen, Mass. He m. (1) 
Betsey Sargent, Methuen, who d. 1882. He m. (2) Sarah Dowen, who d. 
1898. He d. Maiden, Mass., June 10, 1903, ae. 77-8-4. No children. 

7. Levi Bartlett, b. Bridgewater, Aug. 16, 1828; m. Oct. 8, 1851, 
Elizabeth Brown, dau. of Moses Smith, b. Bridgewater, June 20, 1825, 
and d. in Alexandria, May 8, 1852, ae. 26-10-18. He m. (2) Nov. 3, 1858, 
Margaret A., dau. of Benjamin Huntington, of Weare, b. Feb. 11, 1831. 
She d. July 22, 1893, ae. 62-5-11. He was a resident of Bristol i86i-'67 ; 
removed to East Weare and still res. there. He served in 12th Regt., N. 
H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) Democrat, Methodist, Granger. Child : 

a. Infant son, "given and taken June 3, 1873." 

8. Francis E., b. Hebron, May 29, 1831. Went to California in 1852. 
Was last heard from directly in i860, when he was a teacher in a Catholic 
school ; is supposed to be a Catholic priest on the Pacific coast. 

THE LEWIS FAMILY 

1. Col. Moses Lewis, son of Benjamin and Mary (Brown) 
Lewis, was b. Billerica, Mass., Apr. 17, 1770. He settled in 
Bridgewater village as early as 1794, and Aug. 15, of that year, 
he m. in Alexandria, Sally, dau. of William and Jane (Mc- 
Donald) Martin, b. Pembroke, July 21, 1776. (Records of Rev. 
Enoch Whipple, pastor of the First Congregational church in 



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GENEALOGIES — LEWIS 285 

Alexandria, say that he married this couple Dec. 10, 1795.) 
He was the first merchant in what is now Bristol village, open- 
ing a store soon after he came here in a building that stood 
where is now Fowler's block. He did a large business for those 
times, and all his goods, including a liberal supply of West 
India rum, was brought from Boston by teams. In 1795, he 
built at the corner of Central square and Spring street a two- 
story frame house which was remodeled in 1879 by George G. 
Brown into the present four-story structure and used for a hotel. 
Col. Lewis owned Lot No. 61, First Division, containing the 
grist-mill and saw-mill, and all the privileges on the falls of 
the river. He converted the mills named into a tannery, and 
erected a saw-mill and a grist-mill on the south side of the river. 
The depression of business previous to the War of 18 12 caused 
his failure. He was owing largely through the community, 
and the distress caused by his failure was widespread. Suits 
were bought for as small sums as one dollar, after the custom of 
those days, and the sheriff levied on all the household goods. 
In the Fisk block, at the corner of Central square and Summer 
street, lived friends who watched for the coming to town of the 
sheriff, and notified the family of his arrival, when some of the 
cooking utensils were hid, and in this way such articles were 
saved from his relentless grasp. The "Lewis Letter" printed 
in Connecticut, says Col. Lewis was imprisoned for debts he 
could not pay. Col. Lewis was a prominent man in this section 
in the days of his prosperity. He served four years as select- 
man, represented Bridgewater nine times in the general court, 
and was the commanding officer in the 34th Regt., state militia. 
He removed to Alabama, being last taxed here in 1815. He d. 
in Gainesville, Ala., Oct. 7, 1836, ae. 66-5-20. His widow d. 
same place, Jan. 10, 1853, ae. 76-5-19. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1796; d. of consumption, Nov. 6, 1827; ae. 31- 
0-22. 

#3. William Martin, b. Aug. 29, 1798. 

#4. Rufus Graves, b. Sept. 14, 1800. 

5. Hiram, b. Aug. 14. 1802 ; d. Mar. 14, 1803. 

6. Eliza Webster, b. June 26, 1804 ; d. Kemper Springs, Miss., Oct. 

1, 1843, ae. 39-3-5; unm. .„.,.',,., ^ 

7. Sarah, b. Sept. 1, 1807; m. May 28, 1835, in Springfield, Ala., Dr. 
Samuel Smith, a former practicing physician in Bridgewater, and d. 
Loudonville, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1844, ae. 36-11-28. 

(3) William M. Lewis, b. Aug. 29, 1798, was a school 
teacher. He was associated with Nathaniel S. Berry and Jona- 
than Emmons, in 1824, in establishing Sunday-schools in Bris- 
tol. He followed his father to the South, being last taxed here 
in 1824. Four years later, however, he made a trip to Bristol, 
and m., Sept. 25, 1828, Mary, dau. of Ichabod C. Bartlett 
(See), b. June 7, 1802. She d. Gainesville, May 28, 1831, ae. 



286 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

28-1 1-21. He m. (2) May 2, 1836, at Columbus, Miss., Aure- 
lia Hiley Axtell, b. Windsor, Mass., Oct. 6, 181 1, and d. at 
Gainesville, July 15, 1861, ae. 49-9-9. He d. Feb. 13, 1881, ae. 
82-5-14. He was a Presbyterian elder ; a merchant, and a man 
of large means till the Civil war swept most of his property away. 

children 

8. William Frederick, b. May 2, 1831 ; d. Hickory, Miss., about 
1891. His widow res. Hickory. Several children. 

9. Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 10, 1837; m. 1858, Croget C. Converse, LL.D., 
Res. Highwood, Bergen Co., N. J. Children: 

a. Charles Henry, b. 1863 ; d. Elmira N. Y., 1864. 

b. Clarence, b. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. June 8, 1897, Mary Elisa- 
beth Manard. 

10. Sylvester Creswell, b. Aug. 8, 1839 ; res. Webster Grove, St. 
Louis Co., Mo. He has a family. 

11. Moses Boardman, b. Apr. 6, 1842 ; d. Jan. 15, 1844, ae. 1-9-9. 

12. Laura Aurelia, b. Apr. 6, 1844 ; d. Apr. 16, 1847, ae. 3-0-10. 

13. Maria Creswell, b. May 14, 1846; d. Oct. 29, 1862, ae. 16-5-15. 

14. Mary Russell, b, Oct. 30, 1848 ; d. Aug. 16, 1850, ae. 1-9-16. 

15. Charles Carrington, b. Sept. 26, 1850; d. Feb. 11, 1873, at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., ae. 22-4-15. 

16. Sally Martin, b. Mar. 28, 1854 ; d. 1887, at Tuscaloosa, Ala., ae. 33. 

(4) Col. Rufus G. Lewis, b. Sept. 14, 1800, m. Oct. 29, 
1828, Sally, dau. of Daniel Smith, b. in New Hampton, Apr. 
4, 1806. Col. Lewis res. in New Hampton, in what is now 
called the Mansion. In connection with his residence he 
supported a fine conservatory and grounds. He also had large 
estates in Alabama and Mississippi. He was a liberal sup- 
porter of New Hampton Literary Institution. Dartmouth col- 
lege conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts. He d. 
Sept. 27, 1869, ae. 69-0-13 ; she d. Oct. 15, 1878, ae. 72-6-n. 

CHILDREN 

17. Son, b. New Hampton, June, 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

18. Rufus Smith, b. N. H., June 14, 1833; married July 14, 1856, 
Eliza Bean Hilton. He was in business in Lowell, Mass.; was register of 
deeds of Belknap county for some years. He d. Laconia, May 22, 1887, 
ae. 53-1 1-8. His widow m. his brother, Edwin C. Lewis. Child : 

a. Winnifreda Wallace, b. Feb. 3, 1858; m. Chas. H. Turner. 

19. Edwin Creswell, b. N. H., Nov. 28, 1836. Graduated from New 
Hampton Institution, 1854 ; Harvard college, 1859 ; read law in Lowell, 
Mass., and settled in New Hampton, where he was trustee of the literary 
institution, secretary and member of the executive committee ; was town 
treasurer and moderator. Removed to Laconia where he was editor and 
part proprietor of the Laconia Democrat, i878-'97 ; was county treas- 
urer two years, and member of the governor's council, i89i-'93. He 

m. July 24, 1890, Mrs. Eliza Bean (Hilton) Lewis. She d. Apr 15, 1899. 

20. Sarah Eliza, b. Sept. 4, 1839: m. F. C. Jordan, June 12, 1866; res. 
Biddeford, Me. Children : 

a. Ellen Bell. b. Benjamin. c. Sally. 

21. James Pickering, b. Feb. 10, 1842; m. Molly Winne. He was a 
clerk in the post-office department at Washington, D. C. He d. at Wash- 
ington, Dec. 22, 1901, ae. 59-10-12. Child : 

a. James. 



GENEALOGIES — LOCKE 287 

THE LOCKE FAMILIES 

The Lockes of Bristol are the descendants of John Locke, 
b. England, Sept. 16, 1627. He settled in Portsmouth or Rye 
about 1640, m. Elizabeth Berry in 1652, and was a prosperous 
farmer and noted Indian fighter. While at work in his field, 
Aug. 26, 1696, he was ambushed and killed by the Indians. 
The line of descent appears to have been as follows : 

1. Capt. John Locke, b. England, Sept. 16, 1627, was the 
father of 

2. Edward. He was the father of 

3. Thomas Locke, b. Rye, 1713. He was the father of 

4. Benjamin. 
#5. Levi, b. Kingston, 1745. 
*6. Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1751. 

(5) Levi Locke, b. 1745, m. Rachel Fuller. 

CHILDREN 

#7. Benjamin, b. Sandown, Apr. 10, 1770. 

8. Rachel, b. Rye, Oct. 15, 1772 ; m. Abraham Dolloff. (See.) 

9. Abigail, b. Sandown ; m. Josiah Fuller. (See.) 

(6) Thomas Locke was b. Oct. 14, 1751. He m. Martha 
Worthen, b. 1745. She is supposed to have been a sister of 
Lieut. Samuel Worthen. They were in Bristol as early as 
the summer of 1771 , on the farm where Solon Dolloff now lives. 
The road or path in those days was higher up on the hillside 
than now and their log cabin was beside this road directly back 
of the present farmhouse. "Tom" Locke was a great bear 
hunter, and one fall trapped or killed sixteen bears on Briar 
hill, near by. This family removed to Stanstead, Canada, some 
time previous to 1800, where he d. Apr. 14, 1816, ae. 64-6-0. 
She d. same place, Mar. 17, 1826, ae. 81. 

children, all born Bristol 

10. Moses, b. May 3, 1773 ; m. Margaret Durgan. 

11. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1776; m. Converse; lived and d. in Wilmot. 

12. Abigail, b. Sept. 22, 1778; m. Obadiah Belknap ; settled in Barn- 
ston, Canada, 1807. He was b. Lisbon, 1774, and d. 1834, ae. 60. She d. 
Apr. 3, 1861, ae. 82-6-11. Children : 

a. Mitchell, b. Jan. 21, 1800. 

b. Sally, b. Dec. 21, 1801 ; m. Nicholas Davis. 

c. Thomas, b. Aug. 10, 1803 ; m. Sally Dearborn. 

d. William, b. Sept. 20, 1805 ; m. Roxanna Taylor. 

e. Martha, b. Apr. — , 1807; m. James Felden. 
/. Hannah, b. 1810; m. Joseph Bailey. 

13. Levi, b Dec. 22, 1780; m. Sally Clement, Sept. 30, 1804. She was 
b. Penacook, Feb. 27, 1787. Settled in Barnston, Canada. Children : 

a. Betsey, b. Nov. 23, 1805; m. John M. Mosher. 

b. Levi, b. Jan. 19, 1814 ; d. unm. 

c. Chloe, b. Jan. 16, 1816; m. Guy Aldrich, b. Barston, Can., 
Apr. 30, 1813. Had nine children. 



288 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

d. Louisa, b. Nov. 8, 1819 ; rn. William Burroughs. 

e. Amanda, b. Feb. 13, 1822; m. Thomas Cooper. 

f. Thomas, b. June 16, 1824; m. Lydia E. Howard, b. Lisbon, 
Feb. 22, 1825. Res. Barnston. Five children. 

g. Sally, b. Apr. 20, 1826 ; m. Walter S. Baldwin ; d. Jan. 15, 
1855, ae. 28-8-25. 

h. Lucy, b. May 27, 1829 ; m. John Sheerar. 

14. Ward, b. Aug. 12, 1784. 

15. Mary, b. Mar. 28, 1787 ; m. Levi Hill, b. Portsmouth. 

(7) Benjamin Locke, b. Apr. 10, 1770, came to Bristol in 
1785, when he was 15 years of age, and made his home with his 
uncle, Thomas Locke. Three years later, he shouldered a pack 
of provisions, and with ax in hand penetrated the wilderness 
seven miles on Bridgewater hill, built a hut and cleared land 
for a home. After spending a year or two in this lonely retreat, 
during which time he was constantly annoyed b} r bears and 
other w T ild animals, he sold, and located in the neighborhood 
that was destined to take his name. He m. (1) Mar. 17, 1796, 
Hannah, dau. Cutting Favor (See), b. Aug. 6, 1776. They 
commenced life in a log cabin of two rooms near where the 
schoolhouse now stands. Later, he erected a more commodious 
house near where Stephen Staples lately resided, and here nearly 
all of his children were born. May 27, 1822, during the absence 
of the family, this home, with all the comforts and conveniences 
of the day, was destroyed by fire. With characteristic energy, 
he erected another house, though comparatively poor, for the 
shelter of his family. Mr. Locke was a man of marked individ- 
uality, a leader in thought and influence in the town. He and 
his wives were prominent Methodists, and their home was always 
open to the itinerant preacher. He was a man of great piety 
and great strength of lungs, and at a meeting in the school- 
house when thirteen were converted his shouts were heard 
more than a mile distant. His wife, Hannah, d. Nov. 15, 1825, 
ae. 49-3-9, and he m. (2) July 23, 1826, Nancy, dau. of Jacob 
Gurdy (See), b. Mar. 11, 1788, and d. Apr. 15, 1866, ae. 
78-1-4. He. d. Apr. 9, 1858, ae. 87-11-29. 

children, all born in Bristol 

*i6. Favor, b. Aug. 21, 1797. 

17. Roxy, b. Dec. 3, 1798; m. Levi Dolloff. (See.) 
*i8. Sherburn, b. Apr. 10, 1801. 

19. Lavina, b. June 29, 1805 ; m. Henry Wells. (See.) 

20. Joanna, b. Apr. 6, 1807. She m., Mar. 23, 1825, Jacob Webster, b. 
New Hampton, Aug. 29, 1805. They removed to New York, and, in 1853, 
to Caledonia, Minn., where he d. Oct. 26, 1873, ae. 68-1-27 ; she d. same 
place Nov. 1, 1892, ae. 85-6-25. Children : 

a. Hannah, b. Bristol, Oct. 25, 1826; d. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 19, 
1842, ae 15-10-24. 

b. Elizabeth Amanda, b. New Hampton, July 13, 1828 ; m. 
Washington F. Robinson. She d. Caledonia, Feb. 15, 1855, ae. 26- 
7-2 ; he d. Redwood Falls, Minn. 



GENEALOGIES — LOCKE 289 

c. Benjamin Bailey, b. Alexandria, Apr. 22, 1841 ; m. Sally Ann 
Wheaton, Dec. 25, 1864. They res. Caledonia. 

21. Philena, b. Mar. 1, 1809; in. May 20, 1857, Timothy Wiggin, 
Bridgewater, b. Mar. 1, 1809. He d. Bridgewater, Mar. 31, 1890, ae. 81- 
0-30; she d. Bristol, May 20, 1898, ae. 89-2-19. No children. 

22. Benjamin, b. Apr. 17, 1810. He m. Apr. 18, 1835, Harriet, dau. 
David and Esther (Moore) Mason. He d. May 30, 1840, ae. 30-1-13, and 
she m. (2) Nicholas Dolloff. (See.) Children : 

a. Mary, b. Bristol, July 19, 1837; m. Oct. 11, 1855, Thomas 
Knight, b. Franconia, Sept. 28, 1828, and removed to St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. One child, Grace. 

b. Esther M., b. B., Apr. 28, 1839 ; m. Warner Huntoon, Jan. 8, 
1858; d. Boston, Mass., Dec. 9, 1880, ae. 41-7-11. 

23. Hannah, b. June 2, 1812 ; m. Kiah Wells. (See.) 

24. Sally D., b. Sept. 4, 1814 ; m. Winthrop R. Fellows. (See.) 
#25. Levi, b. May 15, 1817. 

26. Dorothy Sargent, b. Mar. 25, 1819 ; m. Mitchel H.Page. (See.) 

27. Harriet, b. Jan. 14, 1822; m. Philip S. Drake. (See.) 

28. Susan, b. Feb. 11, 1828; m. Milo Fellows. (See.) 

(16) Favor Locke, b. Aug. 21, 1797, m. Jan. 30, 1821, 

Sally dough, dau. Abraham Dolloff (See), b. May 30, 1798. 

He commenced life on the Abraham Dolloff farm, thence moved 

to the Edwin T. Pike farm. Here he res. till 1852, when he 

removed to North Main street. He d. July 10, 1882, ae. 

84-10-19. She d. in family of her son, Favor, May 29, 1894, 

ae. 96, lacking one day. He was a deacon of the Free Baptist 

church. 

children, all born in Bristol 

29. Jane, b. Aug. 22, 1823; m. John F. Cass. (See.) 

30. Orrin, b. Jan. 13, 1826; d. Bristol, Feb. 5, 1898, ae. 72-0-22. He 
m. Apr. 19, 1849, Nancy Jane, dau. Daniel Favor, M.D., b. Hill, Feb. 
26, 1825. He was a carpenter and workman in paper-mill, and res. 
Lake street. Odd Fellow, Free Baptist, Republican. She d. Bristol, 
May 16, 1900, ae. 75-2-20. Children, all born Bristol : 

a. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 21, 1850; m. Burley M. Ames. (See.) 

b. Sarah, b. Dec. 31, 1857 ; m. Hadley B. Fowler, M.D. (See.) 

31. Abram Dolloff, b. May 2r, 1828; m. Jan. 16, 1853, Sarah A., dau. 
of Daniel Sleeper. (See.) She d. June 1, 1901, ae. 71-0-4. Hem. (2) 
Jan. 16, 1902, Augusta A. Locke, of Concord. They res. Concord. No 
children. 

32. Favor, b. July 5, 1831. Was a boot-maker for some years, later a 
farmer west of New Chester mountain. He m. Nov. 27, 1862, Adeline 
White, dau. of Andrew Crocket and Eliza (Perkins) Thompson, b. Frank- 
lin, June 11, 1838. Child: 

a. Ada Maria, b. Bristol, Aug. 13, 1869; m. Jan. 1, 1891, Rev. 
Frank D. George, a Free Baptist clergyman, now at Ashland. 

(18) Sherburn Locke, b. Apr. 10, 1801, m. 1820, Sally, 
dau. of Daniel and Sally (Young) Hill, b. Northneld, Nov. 26, 
1800. He d. Mar. 23, 1874, in Faribault, Minn., ae. 72-1 1-13 ; 
she d. Mar. 19, 1863, ae. 62-3-23. 

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290 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

33. Hannah Favor, b. Bristol, June 26, 1826 ; m. Samuel Little, May 
7, 1854. He d. Austin, Minn., Nov. 23, 1881. She res. Austin. 

34. Sarah Jane, b. Cayuga, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1833; m. Oct. 30, 1855, 
Henry Roberts, b. Cambridge, Eng., July 19, 1832. They res. Austin, 
Minn. 

35. Levi, b. Chautauqua, N. Y., Mar. 23, 1835, and d. in Des Moines, 
Iowa, Apr. 3, 1892, ae. 57-0-10. He m., Jan. 8, 1863, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Andrew Hodges, b. Aug. 2, 1841. Res. Des Moines. Children: 

a. Wilfred D., b. Cedar Falls, la., Mar. 4, 1865 ; m. June 30, 
1891, Mary McLeon. 

b. Fred Leroy, b. C. F., Mar. 27, 1868; d. at Des Moines, May 
10, 1891, ae. 23-1-13. 

c. John Earl, b. C. F., Apr. 23, 1870. 

d. Walter, b. Des Moines, Aug. 23, 1875. 

e. Carl, b. D. M., Mar. 14, 1881 ; d. Apr. 14, 1890, ae. 9-1-0. 

(25) Levi Locke, b. May 15, 1817, m. July 18, 1839, 
Susan Gilman, b. in Dorchester, Oct. 10, 18 19. She d. Jan. 7, 
1881, ae. 61-2-27, an d he m. Feb. 13, 1884, Mrs. Sarah P., 
widow of Andrew J. Robinson, of New Hampton. He d. May 
14, 1898, ae. 81, lacking one day. She d. May 31, 1901, ae. 
79-9-10. He was a farmer on Summer street, and kept a meat 
market for many years in the village. For nearly 50 years an 
official member of the Methodist church. Mason, Republican. 
Member of legislature 1866 and 1867. 

children, all born in Bristol 

36. Roxy Dolloff, b. Apr. 19, 1840 ; m. George H. White. (See.) 

37. Annette, b. June 27, 1842 ; m. Alonzo W. Jewett. (See.) 

38. Benjamin, b. June 23, 1847; m - Mrs. Mattie J. Colbath, dau. of 
Smith C. Place, b. Gilmanton. He d. Stratham, Nov. 24, 1879, ae. 32-5-1. 
She res. Exeter. 

39. Levi Manson, b. Dec. 9, 1854; m. Fannie Martha, dau. of Henry 
Anson and Sarah (Pike) Smith, b. Haverhill, Apr. 8, 1858. In meat 
business at East Weymouth, Mass., now in Lebanon. Odd Fellow. 
Children : 

a. Ethel Maude, b. Bristol, Nov. 13, 1877. 

b. Hazel Maria, b. E. Weymouth, Mass., Aug. 12, 1892. 

40. Charles E., b. July 5, 1858. Unm. Is a painter in Bristol. 



i. Reuben Blake Locke, son of Samuel B. and Betsey 
(Philbrick) Locke, was b. Concord, May 23, 1821. He was the 
sixth generation from John Locke, of Rye, b. England, Sept. 
16, 1627. Jan. 9, 1848, he m. Sarah H., dau. of Benjamin 
Cass, b. Andover, Aug. 24, 1828. He was a blacksmith in 
Bristol in 1851 ; and later a miller and dealer in grain and flour. 
Removed to Tilton, Mar., 1884, where he d. Feb. 3, 1903, ae. 
81-8-10. 

CHILDREN 

2. Martha E., b. Alexandria, Oct. 14, 1848; d. Concord, Dec. 5, 1865, 
ae. 17-1-21. 



GENEALOGIES — LOTHROP 29 1 

3. Hannah Lucina, b. Bristol, May 5, 185 1 ; d. Plymouth, May 31, 
1854, ae. 3-0-26. 

4. Francis Ashury, b. Concord, Mar. 3, 1855; d. Concord, Feb. 7, 
1866, ae. 10-11-4. 

5. Helen Sarah, b. C, Jan. 10, 1859; d. B., Jan. 10, 1877, ae. 18-0-0. 

6. George Reuben, b. East Concord, Jan. 1, 1854; m. June 23, 1887, 
Fannie S., dau. of Savory and Margaret (Cobleigh) Gordon, b. Landaff, 
Jan. 11, 1864. Educated in schools of Bristol and at Tilton Seminary. 
Is a Methodist clergyman, member of N. H. conference. Ordained dea- 
con at Rochester by Bishop Goodsell, Apr. 23, 1893; ordained elder at 
Concord, by Bishop Merrill, Apr. 14, 1895. Has filled pastorates at 
Chichester, Moultonboro, East Haverhill, East Colebrook, Henniker 
and Sanbornville ; now res. at Tilton. Children : 

a. Margaret Sarah, b. Tilton, Aug. 10, 1888. 

b. Helen Frances, b. T., Apr. 8, 1893. 

7. William Benjamin, b. Bristol, Oct. 10, 1867; m. Aug. 16, 1893, 
Mary Frances, dau. of Charles E. and Judith (Gile) Rowell, b. Merrimac, 
Mass., June 16, 1870. Is a Methodist clergyman, and member of N. H. 
conference. Educated in public schools of Bristol, at Tilton Seminary, 
and at Boston University, receiving degrees of A.B. from latter institu- 
tion, June 4, 1890. Ordained deacon at Rochester, Apr. 23, 1893, by 
Bishop Goodsell ; and elder at Concord, Apr. 14, 1895, by Bishop Merrill. 
He has filled pastorates at Laudaff, Merrimacport, Mass., Rumney, 
Smithtown, Newfields, and now, 1903, at Colebrook. Children : 

a. Judith May, b. Seabrook, May 24, 1896. 

b. Mildred Sarah, b. S., June 10, 1897; d. at S., Sept. 27, 1897. 

THE LOTHROP FAMILY 

1. Rev. Nathan C. Lothrop, son of Solomon and Fanny 
(Chase) Lothrop, was b. in Norton, Mass., June 19, 1839. He 
m., Nov. 16, 1865, Sarah J., dau. of Stephen and Belinda 
(Fogg) Lovejoy, b. Meredith, Nov. 19, 1843. He is a clergy- 
man of the Free Baptist denomination. Was pastor of Free 
Baptist church in Bristol, 1877-81. (See Free Baptist church.) 
He now res. Contoocook. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ormsby A., b. Milton, Sept. 17, 1867 ; m. Nov. 4, 1886, Delia A., 
dau. of Green h. Tilton (See), b. June 21, 1867. He was clerk in store at 
Center Harbor and Concord, later messenger for American Express com- 
pany with residence at Concord. She d. of consumption at Bristol, Mar. 
6, 1889, ae. 21-8-15. He was killed by falling from train at Tyngsboro, 
Mass., Jan. 1, 1890, ae. 22-3-14. Interment at Bristol. No children. He 
was a young man of much promise. 

3. Fannie B., b. Strafford, May 29, 1870. Teacher. Res. Concord. 

THE LOUGEE FAMILY 

1. Elwood Simpson Lougee, son of Rev. Samuel F. and 
Hattie S. (Robinson) Lougee, was b. in Chichester, May 8, 
1867. He m. (1) Dec. 25, 1888, Julia Ann Atwood, dau. of 
George Keniston. She d. in Alexandria, and he m. (2) Apr. 
25, 1897, Mrs. Fannie Etta Simonds, dau. of David P. Hoyt. 
(See.) 



292 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. Bernice Maud, b. Hill, Dec. 24, 1889 ; d. Bristol, Sept. 13, 1890. 

3. Donald Elwood, b. Bristol, Nov. 8, 1891. 

THE LOVEJOY FAMILIES 

1. Abbott Lovejoy was b. in Milford, July 17, 1800. He 
was the son of Samuel, who fought at Bunker Hill at the age 
of 15, and the grandson of Nathan, who came from Scotland 
and settled in Pepperell, Mass. When Abbott was 17 years old 
he went to Hebron and learned the blacksmith's trade of his 
brother. In 1821, he commenced business for himself in Alex- 
andria, and two years later succeeded to the ownership of the 
blacksmith shop that stood where Cavis Brothers' store now is. 
After doing business there a few years he erected a shop near 
the west end of the carriage shop, corner of Central and Water 
streets, and here he continued his trade for nearly or quite 40 
years. In 1826, he erected the residence on Pleasant street now 
owned by Mrs. Aldonna Bingham. Nov. 29, 1824, he m. Sarah, 
dau. of William Crawford (See), b. Alexandria, July 29, 1801. 
He d. Aug. 14 1879, ae. 79-0-27. Mrs. Lovejoy lived alone 
for 20 years previous to her death, which occurred Feb. 9, 1900, 
at the age of 98-6-10. She was a great lover of birds and 
flowers and every room in her home was adorned with curios 
from all parts of the world. 

children 

2. William Crawford, b. Bristol, Sept. 28, 1828; m. Oct., 1850, Ellen 
Preston, dau. of Michael, b. in Hill, and d. in Bristol, Oct. 3, 1852, ae. 
21. He m. (2) May 12, 1853, Ann Maria, dau. of John L. Blake, b. Mar. 
12, 1828. From 1849 till 1872 he was in the carriage business on Central 
street, most of the time with Joseph D. Kelley. He d. May 6, 1901, ae. 
72-7-8. Democrat. Children : 

a. Aldonna, b. Bristol, Nov. 29, 1854; m. Frank W. Bingham. 
(See.) 

b. Mary Ellen, b. B., Dec. 9, 1863 ; d. unm., Nov. 8, 1898, ae. 
34-10-29. 

3. James, b. B., Aug. 19, 1831. He was a jeweler in Manchester for 
many years. Retiring from business, he removed to Kansas, where he 
has children and grandchildren living. 

Abbott Lovejoy adopted or gave homes to : 

4. Joseph D. Kelley, b. May 30, 1828. (See.) 

5. William Bruce, went to sea and was never heard from. 

6. Sarah Jane, dau. of Benjamin Tilton, of Plymouth. She m. a 
Prescott, went West, and soon after d. of consumption. 

7. Sarah Wyatt, dau. of Richard and Eavina Merrill, was adopted 
when eight years old. She d. Jan. 7, 1865, ae. 23 years. 



i . John Lovejoy, the son of Artemas and Mehitable ( Weth- 
erbee) Lovejoy, was b. in Lancaster, Nov. 11, 1828. He m. 



GENEALOGIES — LOVERIN 293 

Helen Maria, dan. of Larkin Dodge and Sarah (Sheldon) Her- 
rick, b. Nashua, Sept. 7, 1829. He was a locomotive engineer 
on the Northern road from the age of 20. He took the first pas- 
senger train into Bristol ; was engineer of the free train that was 
run from Bristol to Concord, Jul}' 4, 1848, and operated the first 
engine that was run from New Hampshire into Vermont. He 
continued as engineer 20 years ; was foreman of the round house 
at West Lebanon 28 years ; retired from business and located in 
Bristol in 1895, and erected a residence on Beech street where 
he now res. A Democrat, Mason, and Congregationalism 

CHIIvD 

2. Frank Herrick, b. West Lebanon, Mar. 11, 1856; m. Feb. 13, 
1884, Hattie Louise, dau. of Otis K. Bucklin. (See.) He has been con- 
ductor on trains between Bristol and Concord since July, 1882. Children : 

a. John Otis, b. Bristol, July 3, 1887. 

b. Clifton Royal, b. B., Aug. 27, 1893. 

LOVERIN 

1 . Ora Howard Loverin is the son of Prescott and Betsey 
(Sawyer) Loverin. He was b. in Springfield, July 3, 1853. 
Since about 1871, has been an employee at Hotel Bristol. 
Unm. 

THE LOWELL FAMILIES 

1. Wayland Ervin Lowell, son of Daniel Greeley and 
Louise Helen (Wescott) Lowell, b. Canaan, Sept. 24, 1869. 
He m., July r, 1893, Nora Agnes, dau. of Nathan E. and Mary 
Elsie (Gray) Hopkins, b. Bristol, Nov. 11, 1873. They came 
to Bristol in September, 1894. He is a laborer in Mason- 
Perkins Co.'s pulp-mill. Built a house one-half mile south of 
Central square. 

CHILD 

2. Elnora Elsie, b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 9, 1894. 



Allen Lowell, brother of above, b. Canaan, Apr. 18, 1867. 
Came to Bristol in September, 1900. Unm. Laborer in pulp- 
mill. 



1. Burton Winford Lowell, a brother of above, was b. 
Canada, Jan. 29, 1873. He m. Etta, dau. of Charles G. and 
Aurelia (Wood) Lord, b. Canada, July 8, 1877. He has been 
a laborer in Bristol since January, 1898. 



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294 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 



CHILDREN 



2. Ernest James, b. Canada, Dec. 10, 1895. 

3. Charles Burton, b. Feb. 15, 1899. 

4. Raymond Ervin, b. Bristol, May 2, 1903. 



1 . Wallace Harry Lowell, brother of above, was b. Canaan, 
Aug. 29, 1877. He m., May 11, i9or, Isabel Addie, dau. of 
Jonathan J. and Cora B. (Ford) Smith. He came to Bristol, 
September, 1900. Is a laborer in Train-Smith Co.'s pulp-mill. 

child 
2. Helen Cora, b. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1902. 

THE LUCAS FAMILY 

1. Charles Alvin Lucas, son of Henry and Jane (Hender- 
son) Lucas, was b. Westminster, Mass., Sept. 12, 1849. He 
m., June 7, 1876, Ida May, dau. of H. J. and Mary M. Leland, 
b. Westminster, 1856, and d. Boston, Mass., Apr. 7, 1891, ae. 
35. Hem., Apr. 1, 1901, Mrs. Lizzie Etta (Gray) Webster. He 
has been superintendent of the Train-Smith Co.'s mills in Bris- 
tol since they were put in operation in 1885. Democrat, a 
Knight Templar Mason. 

CHILDREN 

2. Maude Katharine Clark, b. Westminster, June 7, 1877; m. Nov., 
1898, George Merrick Bigelow. Res. Worcester, Mass. 

3. Bernice Leotine, b. Pepperell, Mass., Jan. 4, 1879. Res. Boston, 
Mass. 

THE McCLARY FAMILY 

1. John McClary came to Bristol in 1821 or '22, and 
became a partner of N. S. Berry in the tanning business. He 
was a soldier in the War of 1812, serving as sergeant-major, 45th 
Regt., through the war and was wounded. He was b. New- 
buryport, Mass., June 12, 1792, and in 1819, m. Rebecca Dodge, 
dau. of Thomas, b. Ipswich, Mass., June 10, 1795; d. Bris- 
tol, Mar. 8, 1828, ae. 32-8-28. He m. (2) Nov. 30, 1830, 
Hannah, sister of first wife, who d. Haverhill, July 23, 1867. 
He removed to Haverhill in 1832 ; represented town in legisla- 
tures 1 834-' 36, register of deeds five years, selectman and town 
clerk. Died Haverhill, Sept. 24, 1868, ae. 76-3-12. 

children 

2. Ellen Dodge, b. Lisbon, Apr. 5, 1820; m. Apr. 5, 1842, Sylvester 
Redding, of Portsmouth. She d. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 17, 1893, ae. 
73-7-12 ; he d. July, 1882. Children : 

a. Mary Rebecca, b. Apr. 4, 1843 ; m. G. F. Putnam ; res. Kan- 
sas City. 




Charles A. Lucas 



GENEALOGIES — MCCURDY 295 

b. Johu, b. Apr. 12, 1845 ; wholesale hat dealer in Boston, Mass. 

c. Ellen McClary, b. Mar. 12, 1848; m. G. W. Butler, Ports- 
mouth. 

d. William, b. Dec. 12, 1850 ; res. Boston. 

3. Julia Minot, b. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1824 ; d. unm., Jan. 16, 1862 (1865), 
ae. 37-9-28. 

4. Caroline D., b. B. ; d. Sept. 2, 1826, ae. 17 months. 

THE McCURDY FAMILY 

1. Rev. Converse Lilly McCurdy was b. Hallowell, Me., in 
1809. He m., in 1828, Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen Reynolds, 
who d. in Bristol, Oct. 12, 1848, ae. 38. He m. (2) in 1849, 
Eveline Bradford. He was a Methodist clergyman 42 years and 
was pastor of the Bristol church two years from the spring of 
1847. He d. at Wakefield, Mass., Nov. 22, 1876, ae. 67 years. 
She d. in 1877. 

CHILDREN 

2. Elizabeth Reynolds, b. Somersworth, Mar. 14, 1830; m. Marshall 
W. White. (See.) 

3. George Sumner, b. S., 1831. 

4. Charles Wesley, b. S., Feb. 26, 1835; m. Sept. 30, 1866, Eva 
Sabrina, dau. of John and Mary Ann Hall, b. Dowagiac, Mich., May 6, 
1844, and d. in Ogden, Utah, Feb. 6, 1876, ae. S 1 ^- - He m -> Mar - 4, 
1877, Laura, dau. of John and Bertha Berg, b. Norway, 111., Feb. 25, 1855. 
Res. Basalt, Idaho. Children : 

a. Ray Weston, b. Yorkville, 111., Aug. 2, 1870. Res. Ulysses, 
Idaho. Unm. 

b. Bert Marshall, b. Ogden, Utah, Apr. 9, 1878. He m., June 3, 
1902, Belle, dau. Charles and Mary Cockrell. Res. Basalt. 

c. Winn Ward, b. Ovid, Idaho, Dec. 12, 1880. Res. Basalt. 

d. Nellie Louise, b. O., June 27, 1882. 

e. Maud Fidelia, b. O., Oct. 12, 1883 ; d. in Iona, Idaho, Oct. 10, 
1893, ae. 9-1 1-28. 

/. Gena Emeline, b. O., Aug. 7, 1885. 

g. Earl Edward, b. 0., July 18, 1887. 

h. Frank Logan, b. O., Mar. 9, 1889. 

i. Mabel Edith, b. O., Aug. n, 1891. 

j. Charles Berg, b. Iona, Idaho, Feb. 9, 1894. 

k. Fred Duboise, b. Basalt, July 15, 1896. 

5. Harriet Newell, b. Kingston, May 8, 1836. 

6. Hannah Nason, b. May 6, 1838; m. Edward B. Kinsley. He d. 
She res. 36 C Vinal Ave., Somerville, Mass. Two children. 

7. Mariamne, b. Lebanon, Nov. 13, 1844 ; d. Dec. 20, 1852, ae. 8-1-7 • 

8. Eva Griggs, b. Palmer, Mass., 1849; m. Dr. George H. Pierce, 
and d. Aug., 1900, ae. 51. Five children. 

THE McDANIEL FAMILY 

1. Charles W. McDaniel, son of Charles S. and Sarah F. 
(Frost) McDaniel, was b. South Berwick, Me., May 5, 1852. 
He m., June 26, 1879, Ida Frances, dau. of Benjamin Saunders 
(See), b. in Lowell, Mass., June 30, 1854. He was a machinist 



296 • HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

in Bristol, June, 1878, till Oct., 1888, when he removed to Eake- 
port ; inspector of steamboats, 1 896-' 99 ; now in equipment 
department, Portsmouth navy yard. 

children 

2. Harry Sewal, b. Bristol, Apr. 18, 1880. Is a druggist's clerk in 
Laconia. 

3. Jessa Saunders, b. B., May 23, 1881 ; graduated from Laconia High 
school. 

4. Charles Stanley, b. Lakeport, Jan. 17, 1890. 

THE McINTIRE FAMILY 

1. John William Mclntire, son of Amos and Harriet Mc- 
Intire, was b. Berwick, Me., Mar. 6, 1861. He is of the 6th 
generation from Micum Mclntire, a settler on the Maine coast 
in 1640. He m. Mar. 6, 1889, Minnie Adelaide, dau. of John 
H. Ferguson, b. Eliot, Me., Aug. 25, 1862. He was a mer- 
chant tailor in Bristol, 1 896-1 902, when he removed to Somers- 
worth. Methodist, Republican, Mason. 

children 

2. Pauline, b. Somersworth, June 20, 1890. 

3. Scott Fergusou, b. S., June 9, 1892. 

4. Lenora, b. No. Berwick, Me., May 24, 1894. 

5. Son, b. Somersworth, Aug., 1903. 

THE MACLINN FAMILY 

1. George Darling Maclinn is the son of Alexander and 
Hannah (Darling) Maclinn. He was b. in Danville, Vt., Mar. 
2 5j !839- At six years of age he came to Bristol and made his 
home with his great-uncle, Ebenezer Darling. (See Roll of 
Honor.) Oct. 1, 1865, he m. Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel and 
Mary (Frye) Hobart, b. Hebron, July 4, 1S42. He was a farmer 
and engineer in Hebron and Groton till 1894, when he returned 
to Bristol. Republican, Methodist, G. A. R. 

CHILDREN 

2. Daniel Horace, b. Groton, July 29, 1868; m. June 5, 1893, Emily 
Belle, dau. Hiram B. Faruum, b. Plymouth. No children. Res. Woods- 
ville. 

3. Etta Mina, b. Hebron, Mar. 7, 1871 ; m. Aug. — 1890, Will 
Woodward. Res. Amesbury, Mass. Two children. 

4. Walter Edward, b. Concord, Oct. 28, 1873 ; d. Mar. 22, 1S92, in 
Groton, ae. 18-4-24. 

5. Edith Lucy, b. Groton, Sept. 19, 1876 ; m. Dec. 7, 1901, Charles 
W. Gove. (See.) 

6. Lilla Hannah, b. G., Feb. 13, 1880; m. June 25, 1902, George E. 
Randell. Res. Amesbury, Mass. No children. 

7. Leston Hobart, b. G., Aug. 3, 1883; m. June 7, 1902, Mabel E., 
dau. Arthur and Belle (Wadleigh) Dow, b. Sanbornton, July 18, 1883. 
Res. Bristol. 



GENEALOGIES — MALVERN 297 

THE MALVERN FAMILY 

1. Rev. Lewis Malvern is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Lewis) Malvern. He was b. in Cheltenham, Eng., June 9, 
1846. He m. Aug. 13, 1874, Mary, dau. of William Brindley, 
b. Derby, Eng., May 8, 1840. He was pastor of the Free Bap- 
tist church, i873-'76. (See Ecclesiastical History.) Is now 
pastor of a church in Portland, Me. 

child 
2. Mary Elizabeth Adelaide, b. Bristol, Apr. 6, 1876. 

THE MANCHESTER FAMILY 

1. Elijah C. Manchester, son of Timothy and Maria (Saw- 
yer) Manchester, was b. Charlestown, Vt., Apr., 1835. He m. 
Nov. 12, 1865, Olive Ann, dau. of James and Lorana (Fellows) 
Berry, b. Alexandria, Feb. 1, 1846. He located in Bristol in 
1863, and here d. of typhoid fever, Sept. 16, 1871, ae. 36-5-. 
She m. (2) Apr. 28, 1874, Milton G. Bailey, and res. Concord. 

CHILDREN 

2. Wilbur Berry, b. Bristol, Apr. 25, 1867. 

3. Amy Lunette, b. B., May 4, 1869. 

4. Loraua Fellows, b. B., Apr. 29, 1872 ; d. Mar. 28, 1880, ae. 7-10-29. 

THE MANSON FAMILY 

1. Rev. Albert Charles Manson, son of Capt. William and 
Katherine Manson, was b. in Limerick, Me., Mar. 12, 1802. 
He m. Apr. 15, 183 1, Mary Jane, dau. of John and Hannah 
Brown, b. Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 27, 1812. He was in the 
active work of the Methodist ministry 1 845-' 84, and pastor of 
the Methodist church in Bristol i849-'50. Mrs. Manson was 
distinguished for her robust form, her great personal beauty, 
her cheerful spirit, her sympathetic interest in the welfare of 
others, and her melodious voice. He d. Suncook, June 2, 1886, 
ae. 84-2-20. She d. New York, June 14, 1891, ae. 78-8-17. 

CHILDREN 

2. Charles Albert, in. Helen F. Wadleigh. He was a physician ; d. 
Apr. 14, 1883. 

3. Maria Lucretia, rn. Is now Mrs. O. B. Douglas, Concord. 

THE MARDEN FAMILY 

1. Edwin Oscar Marden is the son of Albert Alonzo and 
Phebe (Wright) Marden. He was b. Grafton, Dec. 11, 1833, 
and m. Jan. 31, 1854, Emily Jane, dau. of Nathaniel Heath 



298 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(See), b. July 6, 1837; m. (2) Feb. 26, 18S0, Jennie (Hawes) 
Cornock, b. Williston, Vt., Mar. 20. 1848. He has been a lum- 
ber manufacturer and farmer in Bristol since 1854. In 1863, 
was drafted into the army and served in the 5th Regt., N. H. 
Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) 

CHILDREN 

2. Walter, b. Hill, Jan. 31, 1855; d. ae. 2 weeks. 

3. Nellie L., b. H., Oct. 5, 1857 ; m. (1) Orrison Ballou, of Alexan- 
dria; m. (2) Oct., 1888, William Gormon ; d. Oct. 19, 1897, ae. 40-0-14. 

4. Elvie, b. H., Aug. 25, .1859 ; m. George Patten and res. Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 

5. Carrie Belle, b. Bristol, July 31, 1861 ; m.; res. California. 

6. Lurie Clyde, b. B., Sept. 14, 1863; res. Fitchburg. 

THE MARSHALL FAMILY 

1. Rev. Moody P. Marshall, the son of Abel and Mar- 
tha (Pierce) Marshall, was b. Alexandria, Mar. 2, 18 12. He 
m. May 6, 1841, Liberty, dau. of Samuel and Judith (Lewis) 
Smith, b. Sandwich, Feb. 11, 1817. Shed. Sandwich, Apr. 10, 
1845, ae. 28-1-29. He m. Mar. 15, 1846, Rebecca L., dau. of 
Benjamin Adams, b. Lancaster, Sept. 17, 18 13, and d. Lancas- 
ter, Jan. 24, 1887, ae. 73-4-7. He was pastor of the Methodist 
church i838-'39. He located and passed his last years in Lan- 
caster, where he d., May 3, 1902, ae. 90-2-1. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ellen L., b. Sandwich, Apr. 9, 1845; m. 1867, John W. Savage. 

3. Ruth A., b. Apr. 15, 1848 ; d. 

4. Martha J., b. Cornish, Dec. 12, 1849; m - Mar., 1870, Edson Hart- 
ford. 

5. Gilbert A., b. Columbia, June 27, 1851 ; m. Jan. 21, 1879, Myrtie 
L» Griswold. 

6. Charles M., b. C, Mar. 26, 1853; m - Dec - 2 5> l8 8o, Mary E. Gris- 
wold. 

MARSTON 

1. William H. Marston is the son of Charles H. and Nellie 
K. (Elmer) Marston. He was b. in Oakland, Me., Aug. 18, 
1876. Since 1898, has been teller of the Bristol Savings bank 
and of the First National Bank of Bristol. Republican, Mason. 

THE MARTIN FAMILIES 

1. Calvin H. Martin is the son of Jonathan H. and Mary 
Ann (Richards) Martin. He was b. Grafton, June 6, 1839, and 
m., June 29, 1870, Addie R., dau. of Ezra P. and Almira K. 
(Kimball) Gifford, b. Grafton, May 4, 1847, and d. Bristol, Dec. 
14, 1898, ae. 51-7-10. Is a dairy farmer in the southwestern 
part of the town. Has res. in Bristol since 1S66. No children. 



GENEALOGIES — MARTIN 299 



2. Addie L., dau. of Ezra Lewis and Helen L. (Braley) Gifford, b. 
Alexandria, Nov. 1, 1881, has made her home in the family since girl- 
hood. Parents both d. 



i. Calvin Martin, son of Francis B. and Betsey B. (Had- 
ley) Martin, was b. Goffstown, Aug. 15, 1833. Hem. Nov. 19, 
1857, Minda J., dau. of George and L-ucinda (Gile) Tucker, b. 
Grafton, Nov. 20, 1836. He is a laborer in Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Walter C, b. Grafton, Aug. 20, 1858; m. June 16, 1883, Cora E. ( 
dau. of James Garland and Amy Tenney, b. Sept. 17, 1862. He was a 
laborer in Bristol ; res. Franklin Falls and again in Bristol. 

3. Ida A., b. G., Apr. 10, i860; m. Dec. 24, 1880, John Hazen ; res. 
Mont Vernon. 

4. Emily A., b. Dunbarton, May 2, 1862; m. Apr., 1884, Alonzo J. 
Gove. She d. Apr. 22, 1887, ae. 24-11-20. 

5. Mortimer, b. D., July 29, 1869. Res. Burlington, Vt. 



1. Asa Martin, son of Sylvester, was b. Grafton, Mar. 
14, 1803. About 1821, he m. Amy Flag, dau. of Jacob (?) and 
Hannah Flag, b. Grafton, Feb. 11, 1800. He removed to Bris- 
tol with his family in 1849. He was a painter in Bristol till 
about 1853, when he removed to Haverhill, and in i860, returned 
to Grafton, where he d. Apr. 11, 1876, ae. 73-0-27. She d. 
Grafton, Jan. 8, 1892, ae. 91-10-27. 

children, all born in Grafton 

2. Richard W., b. Nov. 21, 1823; m. Mamie H. Crow, and d. Man- 
chester, Aug. 17, 1885, ae. 61-8-26. 
#3. Jacob W., b. Apr. 27, 1825. 

4. Hannah, b. Nov. 25, 1826; m. Edwin Litchfield, and d. Danbury, 
June 23, 1882, ae. 55-6-28. 

5. Gilford, b. Apr. 15, 1828 ; m. Judith, dau. of John Hoyt, b. Beth- 
lehem, Sept. 24, 1834. He d. Grafton, Feb. 9, 1869, ae. 40-9-24. She d. 
Danbury, June 2, 1901, ae. 66-8-8. He had at least one son : 

a. Charles Albie, b. Manchester, Apr. 5, 1861 ; m. Nov. 26, 1881, 
Ella V. Bates, b. Sanbornton, Mar. 3, 1864. They res. Danbury. 

6. Alba, b. June 26, 1830; d. Haverhill, Oct. 15, 1858, ae. 28-3-19. 
He m. Rispah Kimball, Grafton. 

7. Mary E., b. Oct. 22, 1832 ; d. Grafton, Nov. 17, 1834, ae. 2-0-25. 

8. Sylvester, b. Sept. 30, 1838 (1837) ; m. Apr. 7, 1861, Mary Emily, 
dau. Isaac and Ann Clark, b. Newbury, Vt., June 3, 1843; <*. Manchester, 
Dec. 13, 1872, ae. 29-6-10. He m. (2) Elvira Jane Goss and d. Grafton, 
Jan. 2, 1879, ae. 40-3-2. His widow res. W. Manchester. He served as 
first lieutenant in Co. F, 15th N. H. Vols., on quota of Grafton. Children : 

a. Ida Ann, b. Grafton, Sept. 6, 1862 ; m. Sept. 6, 1883, Charles 
P. Nelson. 

b. Gertrude Maud, b. Manchester, May 19, 1875 ; m. Lewis W. 
Crockett. Res. 475 Amherst street, Manchester. 

9. Charles H., b. Mar. 10, 1842; m. May 16, 1867, Lida C, dau. John 
W. Clark, b. Allen, N. Y., July 17, 1844; d. Concord, Mar. 2, 1891, ae. 
46-7-15. He has been in the drug business, Concord, sinee 1863. Chil- 
dren. 



300 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

a. Amy C, b. Concord, June 10, 1871 ; in. Feb. 22, 1899, Richard 
C. Goodell, Antrim. 

b. Charles E., b. C, Sept. 14, 1877. 

(3) Jacob W. Martin, was b. Grafton, Apr. 27, 1825. He 
was a carriage painter and came to Bristol in 1847, and Nov. 25, 
1848, m. Jane Moffet Sanborn, dau. of Maj. Daniel. (See.) In 
1853, he left his family in Bristol and went to California, but re- 
turned previous to the death of his wife, which occurred at 
Haverhill, Aug. 7, 1859. He m. (2) and res. Yreka, Cal., where 
he d. Feb. 4, 1898, ae. 72-9-7. 

CHILDREN 

to. Clara Jane, b. Bristol, Aug., 1850; m. Charles H. O'Neil, June 6, 
1872, who d. Chicago, 111., Feb., 1892. She res. 3,500 Grand Ave., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. Children : 

a. George Edwin, b. Milwaukee, Mar. 29, 1873 ; m. Nov. 28, 1900, 
Ethel Virgin, Plattsville, Wis. Res. 374 33d street, Milwaukee. 

b. Charles Houston, b. M., Aug. 21, 1875. 

c. Harry Martin, b. M., Mar. 19, 1877. 

d. Robert Layfield, b. M., Dec. 7, 1879. 

e. Stanley Sanborn, b. M., Mar. 22, 1881. 

/. Frederick, b. M., Nov. 6, 1886 ; d. Nov. 27, 1886. 

11. Luther Edwin, b. B., July 30, 1852 ; m. Sept. 28, 1876, Cora Louise, 
dau. of Wicom and Louise Savory, b. Georgetown, Mass., June 2, 1855. 
They res. many years Haverhill, Mass. ; later Langdon Hotel, Boston, 
Mass. No children. 



1. Ira Martin is the son of James. He was b. Grafton, 
Aug. 15, 1832, and m. Hannah Elizabeth, dau. of Hoyt Martin, 
b. Grafton, Oct. 6, 1S41, and d. New Hampton, Nov. 26, 1900, 
ae. 59-1-20. He was a farmer in Alexandria till 1875 ; farmer 
and watchman in Bristol till 1882, since in New Hampton. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ara Hoyt, b. Alexandria, Nov. 17, 1868; in. Aug. ir, 1893, Rose 
May, dau. of Edward Kirk, b. Grafton, May n, 1873. A jeweler in 
Enfield, and since 1902, in Bristol. Child : 

a. Doris May, b. Wilton, May 7, 1897. 

3. Hadley Bert, b. A., Dec. 11, 1873. 

THE MASON FAMILY 

1. The earliest known ancestor of the Masons of Bristol 
was Edward Mason, an early resident of Stratham. Ward 
Mason, a son, m. Jerusha Burley and settled in Sanbornton soon 
after 1786. There his wife d. Jan. 2, 1795. He returned to 
Stratham and there d. Of his eight children, one was 

2. David, b. Sanbornton, Nov. 13, 1788. When about 21 
he settled in the Moore's Mills neighborhood. There he m., 
1808, Esther Moore, dau, of Robert (See), b. Oct. 5, 1790. 



^Hi 




I) win Mason 



GENEALOGIES — MASON 301 

Farmer. He d. Aug. 20, 1853, ae. 64-9-7; she d. Dec. 11, 
1852, ae. 62-2-6. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#3. Daniel Smith, b. Apr. 2, 1809. 

4. Mary Jane, b. Sept., 181 1 ; m. Dea. Levi Carter (his third wife) 
and d. New Hampton, Apr. 19, 1890, ae. 78-7. 

5. Harriet, b. July 22, 1814; m. (1) Benjamin Locke. (See.) (2) 
Nicholas Dolloff. (See.) 

6. Jerusha, b. Apr. 3, 1817 ; m. Joseph D. Robinson, Apr., 1854. He 
was b. New Hampton, May 12, 1816. Farmer in New Hampton till 1882 ; 
res. in Bristol, i882-'90 ; returned to New Hampton, where he d. Dec. 16, 
1896, ae. 80-7-4. She d. New Hampton, Oct. 10, 1890, ae. 73-6-7. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Child, d. in infancy. 

b. Antha Emerson (adopted or brought up), b. Oct. 29, 1855 ; m. 
Lincoln A. Gray. 

c. Jerome Giles Wells (brought up), b. Sanbornton, Jan. 27, 1859. 

7. David, b. June 27, 1820; m. Nov. 7, 1854, Elvira C, dau. of Elisha 
Gurdy (See), b. Sept. 9, 1827. In early life he was engaged in farming, 
at work in the mills at Moore's Mills, or running spars and lumber down 
the river in rafts to market. In his first trip down the river and subse- 
quently, he was pilot. He "run" the river 17 years, twice with logs. In 
1852, he came to Bristol village and engaged in the manufacture of straw- 
board in company with George W. Dow, on the site of the pulp-mill on 
Willow street, under the firm name of Dow & Mason. Mr. Dow retired 
during the Civil war and Mr. Mason continued the business. He was 
later interested in a paper-mill, where is now the woolen-mill of the 
Dodge-Davis Manufacturing company, under the name of D. & D. S. 
Mason & Co. In January, 1871, he became the head of a new firm — 
Mason, Perkins & Co., which erected the brick paper-mill, now at the 
North End, and absorbed the strawboard-mill. He continued in this 
position till his death, assuming the presidency of the Mason-Perkins 
Paper company, when the above named company was incorporated, July 
7, 1886. He was also engaged in the manufacture of pulp, near the rail- 
road station with R. D. Mossman and William A. Berry, from 1878 till 
this business was also absorbed by the Mason-Perkins Paper company in 
February, 1891. In his business transactions he was sagacious and suc- 
cessful and at his death was considered the wealthiest man in town. By 
his will he left $1,000 to the Methodist church and $r,ooo to the Bristol 
Cemetery association. He was for ten years vice-president of Bristol Sav- 
ings bank, and represented his town three years in the legislature. 
Republican ; an official member of the Methodist church. He resided on 
Lake street till about 1884, when he erected a residence on South Main 
street, where he d. June 26, 1899, ae. 78-11-29. Child : 

a. Addie Jane (adopted), b. Mar. 18, 1867; m. Charles E. Mason. 
(See.) 

8. Robert Moore, b. May 21, 1823 ; m. Jan. 8, 1856, Hennie, dau. of 
Samuel and Eliza (Warren) Emmons, b. Newport, Feb. 25, 1839. Resided 
on the Mason farm, and "run" the river 17 years. In Apr., 1872, removed 
to the village and engaged in the manufacture of strawboard with George 
M. Wooster on site of the Train-Smith Co.'s paper-mill. He d. Feb. 6, 
1894, ae. 70-8-15. She d. Bristol, Jan. 9, 1899, ae. 59-10-14. Children : 

a. Charles Emmons, b. Bristol, June 13, 1862 ; m. Nov. 1, 1894, 
Addie J., adopted dau. of David Mason (See), b. Mar. 18, 1867. 
She d. Jan. 20, 1899, ae. 31-10-2. He m. (2) Feb. 15, 1900, Catherine 
A., dau. of Charles Handerson, b. Sept. 11, 1878. He d. Nov. 20, 
1900, ae. 38-5-7. She m. (2) May 29, 1902, William J. Decato. 



302 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

(See.) Charles E. Mason was a Knight Templar Mason, a past 
master of Union Lodge, No. 79, A. F. and A. M.; was a Democrat, 
and served two years as selectman. Was agent at the Bristol rail- 
road station, Dec, 1890 to Apr., 1893. He succeeded David Mason 
as a stockholder of the Mason-Perkins Paper company. By his 
will he left the income of this stock to his widow during her life ; 
at her decease the stock is to be sold and the avails thereof paid to 
the town of Bristol for a town hall. 

b. Elsie, b. B., June 13, 1869; d. Nov. 22, 1871, ae. 2-5-9. 
9. Joseph Moore, b. Feb. 1, 1828; m. Dec. 23, 1862, Olive Jane 

Cheney, dau. Alonzo (See), b. Jan. 1, 1835. No children. He d. Mar. 

31, 1891, ae. 63-2-0. Farmer. She res. Bristol. 

10. John A., b. June, 1831 ; d. Sept. 15, 1834, ae. 3-3- 

(3) Capt. Daniel S. Mason, son of David, b. Apr. 2, 1809, m. 
Dec. 1, 1835, Angelina W., dau. Walter and Elizabeth (Pin- 
gree) Webster, b. Bridgewater. She d. Plymouth, 1848, and 
he m. (2) Jan. 31, 1849, Anna C, dau. Nicholas M. and Sally 
(Eastman) Taylor, b. New Hampton, Apr. 27, 1817. He was 
a farmer and lumber manufacturer in early manhood. In com- 
pany with Nicholas Dolloff and Joseph Moore, he run the first 
raft of lumber down the Pemigewasset. On this occasion the raft 
was wrecked on Worthen's rock and he was swept down stream 
and narrowly escaped drowning. In 1835, he purchased the 
saw-mill at Moore's Mills and manufactured lumber some years. 
In 1858, he removed to Bristol village and engaged in the 
manufacture of paper with David Mason, Calvin Swett, and 
George W. Dow, at the site of Dodge-Davis Manufacturing Co. 
till 1863, when the mill was destroyed by fire. He served ten 
years as selectman. Republican, Congregationalist. He d. Oct. 
15, 1885, ae. 76-6-13. Shed. Sept. 13, 1859, ae. 78-4-16. 

children 

11. John Mason, b. Bristol, Oct. 22, 1836; m. June 16, 1864, Susan 
Waterman, dau. of Oscar F. Fowler (See), b. Dec. 9, 1839. He was 
elected town clerk in 1859, but resigned and removed to Plymouth, where 
he spent his life. She d. June 21, 1895, ae. 55-6-12. He d. Sept. 9, 1898, 
ae. 61-10-17. He was an extensive merchant ; a prominent Republican, 
Mason, official member of the Methodist church. She was active in 
church work and a leading soprano in the choir. Children, all born in 
Plymouth : 

a. Harry, b. June 22, 1865 ; m. Dec. 31, 1889, Arabella L. Roberts, 
of Dover. 

b. Walter Webster, b. July 25, 1867; unm. Is now serving as 
postmaster of Plymouth. 

c. Susie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1869; d. July 30, 1888, ae. 18-8-23. 

12. Elizabeth Webster, b. Nov. 20, 1838. She was a brilliant young 
lady. Graduated at New Hampton Literary Institution with high 
honors before she was 18; taught the classics at Fort Atkinson, Wis., 
several years ; m. Dec. 6, 1865, Rev. J. K. Warner, a Congregational 
clergyman of Wyoming Co., N. Y., and d. June 19, 1870, at Jacksonville, 
Fla., ae. 31-6-29. He d. Burdett, N. Y., Feb. 12, 18S5. No children. 

13. Ann Maria, b. Nov., 1840; d. Feb. 19, 1871, ae. 30-3-. 

14. Louisa Angelina, b. Bristol, Mar. 30, 1845 ; m. Albert Blake. (See.) 




Chaki.ks K. Mason 



GENEALOGIES — MAYHEW 303 

i. Hon. Samuel K. Mason, son of David B. and Eunice 
R. (Kelley) Mason, was b. New Hampton, May 17, 1832. He 
m. Sept. 27, 1858, Helen Mar, dan. of Andrew J. Smith (See), 
b. July 22, 1838. He was a practicing lawyer in Bristol. (See 
Lawyers. ) He represented Bristol in the legislature three years ; 
was postmaster seven years ; judge of probate two years ; coun- 
ty commissioner, three years ; and was the candidate for gov- 
ernor of the Liberal Republicans in 1874. He was a trustee and 
president of the Bristol Savings bank ten years. He d. June 
13, 1882, ae. 50-0-26. Mrs. Mason and dau. res. Second street. 

CHILDREN 

2. Smith Weston, b. Bristol, May 30, 1859 ; d. Oct. 2, 1859. 

3. Helen Alice Maud, b. B., Oct. 15, i860; d. July 17, 1S61. 

4. Ethel Sophia, b. B., Sept. 7, 1867. Res. B., unm. 

5. Hattie, b. B., 1869 ; d. ae. 4 days. 

THE MAYHEW FAMILY 

1. Lieut. William Mayhew was a son of Peter Mayhew, 
one of the moving spirits in the construction of the Mayhew 
turnpike. During its construction, Lieut. William resided on 
the east side of the turnpike opposite the present farmhouse of 
Edwin T. Pike. The following 

children, were evidently born in Bristol 

2. Orpha, b. Apr. 30, 1804. 

3. Thompson, b. Sept. 23, 1805. 

4. Franklin, b. Jan. 17, 1807. 

5. St. Ialiar, b. Nov. 14, 1808. 

THE MENG FAMILY 

1. Christian Meng is the son of D. Sebastian and Annie 
Maria (Weenmen) Meng. He was b. Trimmis, Switzerland, 
Apr. 23, 1858. He m. Jan. 9, 18S8, Etta Pierce, dau. of David 
H. Sleeper. (See.) Since 1890, has been a farmer and em- 
ployee at the woolen-mill. No children. 

THE MERRILL FAMILIES 

1. The Merrills are of French origin. Being Huguenots 
they fled to England at the time of the massacre of St. Barthol- 
omew in 1552, and settled in Salisbury, County of Wiltshire. 
Sir Peter Merrill, of the British army, was knighted in 1634. 
John and Nathaniel, brothers, came to this country in 1635 and 
settled in Newbury, Mass. John had no son but one daughter. 
Nathaniel is the father of the Merrills of New England. Of his 
five sons, one 



304 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

2. Nathaniel, was b. in England about 1610, settled in 
Newbury, 1635, and d. 1655. He had five sons, of whom the 
second was 

3. Nathaniel, b. Newbury, 1635, and d. 1683. Of his chil- 
dren 

4. John was b. Newbury, 1663, and d. Haverhill, Mass., 
1705. Of his children 

5. John was b. Haverhill, Mass., Apr. 3, 1696, settled in 
Concord about 1728, where he was a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional church, and where he d. He was the father of 

6. Jonathan, b. Concord, Feb. 10, 1733, and m. Mary 
Farnham, b. Concord, Aug. 8, 1737. He settled on the Harvey 
L,ocke farm in Alexandria, and was said to have been the first 
man in that town to own a cow. About 1782, he removed to 
New Chester to the Meshech Gurdy farm north of Smith's river 
at Profile Falls. He d. Apr. 2, 1794, ae. 61-1-22. She d. Feb. 

14, 1805, ae. 67-6-6. 

CHILDREN 

#7. John, b. Mar. 9, 1769. 

8. Polly, settled in Vermont. 

9. Susan, settled in Vermont. 

10. Lydia, d. ae. 20. 

11. Stephen Merrill, b. Apr. 25, 1776, removed from Concord about 
1795, to that part of Sanbornton now Tilton, where he did a large busi- 
ness as a tanner, currier, and shoemaker. He m. June 3, 1803, Ruth, 
dau. of Dea. Benjamin Darling, b. July 4, 1774. She d. Dec. 29, 1835, ae. 
61-15-25. He removed to Bristol and made his home with his son-in-law, 
Jonathan, about one mile south of Central square, where he d. Jan. 5, 
i860, ae. 83-8-10. Children : 

a. Anna S., b. Apr. 15, 1804; m. Jonathan Merrill. (See.) 

b. Farnham, b. Mar. 25, 1806; m. Elizabeth Remington; d. 
Lowell, Mass., Mar. 27, 1872, ae. 66-0-2. Five children. 

c. Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1811; m. Samuel Condon. He was b. 
Dec. 15, 1795. Was a printer in Boston, Mass.; served in War of 1812, 
and was a prisoner of war at Dartmoor prison, England, several 
months. He d. Boston, May 23, 1881, ae. 85-5-8; she d. Tilton, 
Jan. 17, 1900, ae. 88-4-18. Child : Samuel, b. Nov. 26, 1843 ; m. 
Nov. 17, 1869, Mary C. Dang. Res. Tilton. 

d. Mary Ann, b. July 8, 1814 ; d. Boston, unin. 

e. Stephen, b. Feb. 20, 1817; m. July, 1840. Res. Charlestown, 
Mass. Five children. 

f. Jonathan, b. Jan. 1, 1820; d. Sept. 30, 1826, ae. 6-8-29. 

12. Jonathan, b. 1777; m. Mary Barnard, dau. of Ezekiel, b. Warner, 
Dec. 30, 1779- He succeeded his father on the farm and there d. Jan. 20, 
1820, in his 43rd year. She m. (2) Ezekiel Moore, who res. at Profile 
Falls, and d. in the family of George M. Wooster, Oct. 1, 1875, ae. 95-9-1. 
Children : 

a. Rosanna, b. Bristol, Dec. 6, 1812 ; m. Nov. 13, 1832, Eleazer 
Wooster, and res. in Campton. She d. Jan. 29, 1834, in Campton, 
ae. 21-1-23. Child: George M. Wooster. (See.) 

b. Chauncey, b. B.; d. Mar. 11, 1818, ae. 2 years. 

13. Sally, b. Apr. 14, 1778; m. Harding and removed to Ohio. 

#14. Ephraim, b. Concord, Oct. 26, 1779. 

15. Abigail, b. Mar. 13, 1782 ; d. ae. 24, mini. 
*i6. Moses W. 



GENEALOGIES — MERRILL 305 

(7) John Merrill, son of Jonathan, b. Mar. 9, 1769, 111. Nov. 
12, 1794, Betsey, dau. of Benjamin Darling, b. Sanbornton, Apr. 
27, 1 7 7 1 . tie was a tanner and shoemaker in Sanbornton; 
removed to Bristol to the Peaslee farm at Profile Falls about 
1 80 1. He had a tannery west of the road below the falls 
which was first taxed 18 10. What is now a very small brook 
furnished power to grind the bark. He operated this mill till he 
d., May 18, 183c, ae. 61-2-9. She d. Oct. 8, 1834, ae. 63-5-1 1. 

CHILDREN 

#17. Jonathan, b. Dec. 5, 1795. 

18. Susanna, b. Dec. 24, 1797, res. on Lake street, and d. in family of 
Jonathan Merrill, unm., Mar. 25, 1869, ae. 71-3-1. 

19. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 23, 1800; m. Apr. 20, 1 851, Joseph Chadwick, 
Boscawen. He d. and she returned to Bristol ; res. Lake street ; d. in 
family of Clark Merrill, Mar. 19, 1873, ae. 73-1-26. (Jan. 20, 1874 — Cong, 
church record. ) 

20. John, b. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1802 ; m. 1824, Rhoda Cilley, dau. of 
Nathan B., b. Hill, June 12, 1807. They settled on Periwig mountain; 
moved to Andover ; thence to Dorchester in 1840, and to Wisconsin in 
1867. He spent his summers for nearly forty years at the Franconia 
mountains, where he was on duty at the Pool. He was termed the 
"Mountain Philosopher." He was in great demand among tourists, 
never tiring of talking and lecturing on what he termed the scientific 
construction of the earth, arguiug that the earth was hollow and inhab- 
ited inside and that the sun shone half the time inside, and explaining 
the relation of this state of affairs with the tides. With the exception of 
this delusion he w 7 as a well balanced man. She d. Pardeeville, Wis., 
May, 1883, ae. 75-11-. He d. Wisconsin, Jan. 13, 1892, ae. 89-9-3. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Abby B., m. (r) Luther J. Elliott, Dorchester. He d. and 
she m. (2) Oct. 17, 1858, Quintus Sanborn, and res. Pardeeville, 
Wis. Three children. 

b. Charles C, killed in Civil war. 

c. Willard C. d. William C. 
e. John, res. Cheever. (See Roll of Honor.) 

f. Peter H., res. Pardeeville, Wis. 

■£21. Clark, b. B., Dec. 16, T804. 

22. Moses, b. Apr. 13, 1807; m. Sally Bennett, and d. Mar. 4, 1868, 
ae. 60-10-21. She d. Dec. 15, 1881, ae. 70-8-. Farmer, one mile south of 
Central square, east side of highway. Free Baptist. Child : 

a. John William, d. May 21, 1862, ae. 22-6-. 

(14) Ephraim Merrill, son of Jonathan, b. Oct. 26, 1779, 
settled on the river north of Pemigewasset bridge. He m. Apr., 
1808, Sally, dau. of Samuel Drew (See), b. Sept. 28, 1791. He 
d. Oct. 16, 1844, ae. 64-11-20. She d. Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 
21, 1885, ae. 93-11-23. He was a farmer and tanner. 

children, all born in Bristol 

23. Rufus, b. Apr. 27, 1809; m. July 4, 1839, Betsey J. Bartlett, Tun- 
bridge, Vt.; d. Lowell, Mass., Jan., 1847, ae. 37-9-. Children : 

a. George W., served in 4th Mass. Battery ; d. Ship Island, 1863. 

b. Carrie Elizabeth. 

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306 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

24. Calvin Clark, b. June 24, T814 ; in. Oct., 1845, Eliza Parker; d. 
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16, 1853, ae. 39-5-22. No children. 

25. Eliza Webber, b. June 22, 1816; m. Apr. 10, 1838, Dudley Leavitt 
Stokes, son of Jeremiah, b. Northwood, Mar. 13, 181 2 They res. Law- 
rence, Mass., where she d. Mar. 15, 1863, ae. 46-8-23. Children : 

a. Stephen D., b. Bristol, Mar. 15, 1839; m. Oct. 16, i860, Martha 
Ellen Rowe, b. Plymouth, July 15, 1839. He d. Utah, Nov. 21, 
1866, ae. 27-8-6. Children: (1) Carrie May, b. Dubuque, Iowa, 
Sept. 26, 1864. (2) George Warren, b. Chicago, 111., Oct. 20, 1866. 

b. Mary Ellen, b. B., May 18, 1841; m. Jan. 1, 1866, Augustine 
R. Hardy. He d. Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 19, 1889, ae. 54-3-18. 
She res. Lawrence. Child : Georgia Etta, b. Nov. 21, 1866. 

c. Sarah Ann, b. Freedom, Sept. 5, 1843; m. Dec. io, i860, Wil- 
liam W. Wallace. He d. June 29, 1864, ae. 27-10-. She m. (2) 
July 15, 1874, Francis E. Towle, b. Feb. 27, 1834. Res. Worcester, 
Mass. No children. 

d. George Walter, b. Aug. 20, 1856; d. Dec. 10. 1856. 

26. David Mason, b. Nov. 21, 1819 ; m. Dec. 17, 1845, Clarissa Cass, 
dau. of John, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 16, 1829, and d. Bristol, Aug. 4, 1870, 
ae. 41-6-18. He m. (2) June n, 1871, Mrs. Belinda Donavan, of North 
Sandwich, who d. Sandwich, June, 1893. He was farmer in Bridgewater, 
Bristol, and Sandwich. Methodist. His last years w r ere passed in Ash- 
land in home of his daughter and granddaughter, where he d. May 21, 
1901, ae. 81-6-0. Children : 

a. Sarah Jane, b. Bridgewater, Sept. 11, 1848; m. Louis Rowe. 
(See.) 

b. Laura Etta, b. B., Jan. 31, 1852, and d. Bristol, Mar. 15, 
1869, ae. 17-1-14. 

c. Augusta M., b. Nov. 11, 1859; d. June, i860. 

27. Sarah Hardy, b. Jan. 10, 1821 ; m. Nov., 1845, Levi J. Gilbert, 
Lowell, Mass., and d. Lawrence, Mass., July 28, 1874, ae. 53-6-18. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Chandler, d. Lawrence. b. Charles, d. L. 

28. Judith Cross, b. Sept. 11, 1823; m. Mar., 1848, Levi B. Owen, and 
d. Leeds, Me., May 24, 1864, ae. 40-8-13. Children : 

a. Sarah, b. Leeds, Me. ; d. Monmouth, Me. b. Etta, b. L. 

29. Maty Lucia, b. July 21, 1825 ; m. Apr., 1843, Timothy Foster, and 
d. Curtis Corner, Me., Apr. 2, 1892, ae. 66-8-1 1. No children. 

30. Almira E., b. Nov. 27, 1827; m. Sept., 1848, Samuel Edgerly, , 
Lowell, Mass., and d. East Otisfield, Me., Jan. 28, 1859, ae - 31-2-1. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Emma. b. Lucia. c. Annie. 

31. John Farnham, b. Nov. 19, 1829; d. Dec, 1844, ae. 15-1-. 

32. Stephen M., b. Sept. 5, 1831 ; d. Sept., 1836, ae. 5-0-. 

(16) Moses W. Merrill, son of Jonathan, m. Mariam Bar- 
nard, sister to wife of his brother, Jonathan. She d., and he 
m. (2) Mrs. Sally (Worthen) Sanborn, widow of Sherbnrn. 
(See.) He was a farmer at South Alexandria. Methodist. 

children, all born in Alexandria 

33. Harum, b. Feb. 3, 1811. Was general ticket agent of Milwaukee 
& Mississippi railroad, Milwaukee, Wis. ; m., had a large family, and 
d. Boston, Oct. 29, 1890, ae. 79-8-26. 

34. Sherburn Sanborn, b. July 28, 1818; m. Nov. 14, 1847, Sarah Dix 
Kidder, dau. of Francis (See), b. July 6, 1825, and d. in Milwaukee, Mar. 



GENEALOGIES — MERRILL 307 

26, 1855, ae. 29-8-20. He m. (2) May 6, 1858, Man- Ellen Freeman. She 
was b. Knox. Albany Co., N. Y., Mar. 13, 1831. He d. Milwaukee, Feb. 
8, 1885, ae. 66-6-10. ' Mr. Merrill received only the meager education of 
the district school at South Alexandria. At sixteen years of age he went 
to Concord and worked one year in a hotel; then was clerk in a store in 
Boston for six years. At the end of this time he came to Bristol and took 
charge of the Bristol House, and in November, 1850, went to Milwaukee. 
When be reached that place he had but five dollars in his pocket. He 
obtained a position as foreman of a gang of graders for the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul railroad. His ability marked him for promotion and 
he was soon made brakeman, then conductor of a freight train, then of a 
passenger train. Soon after, he became paymaster, then assistant gen- 
eral manager, and finally, in 1865, general manager. Under his manage- 
ment the road increased in mileage till it embraced 6,000 miles, and had 
in its employ over 30,000 men. He was also largely interested in the 
Milwaukee street railway and other enterprises. Children : 

a. Sarah Worthing, b. Bristol, June 7, 1850; m. Washington 
Becker, June 22, 1875. Res. Milwaukee, where he is largely inter- 
ested in street railways. Child : (1) Sherburn Merrill, b. Milwau- 
kee. 

b. Susan Kidder, b. Milwaukee, Dec. 3, 1854; d. Aug. 3, 1871, 
ae. 16-8-0. 

c. Sherburn Freeman, b. July 17, 1859 ; d. Feb. 8, 1861, ae. 
1 -6-2 1. 

(/. Marion, b. Dec. 19, i86r ; m. Dec. 31, 1884, Grant A. Smith, 
who d. May 23, 1887. She m. July 22, 1S89, Rev. William Chester. 
Children: (1) Sherburn Merrill, b. Jan. 11, 1886. (2) William 
Merrill, b. Nov. 4, 1890. 

e. Frederick Freeman, b. Aug. 1, 1864. 

/. Richard, b. Dec. 27, 1868. 

35. Mariam, b. Oct. 9, 1820; d. Apr. 17, 1822, ae. 1-6-8. 

36. Narcissa S., b. Aug. 8, 1822; m. Galustia Heath; res. Concord, 
Mass. No children. 

37. Chastina, b. June 18, 1827 ; m. Bradley Walker ; d. Concord, Mass. 

38. Moses Worthing, b. Jan. 6, 1829 ; m. Ann Elizabeth Blackmore, 
b. Nov. 28, 1832. Both are living (1903) in Newton Center, Mass. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Sarah Letitia, b. Mar. 26, 1856; d. Aug 9, 1856. 

b. Emma Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1857; m. Philip H. Butler; res. 
Newton Center, Mass. 

c. Alice Chastina, b. Oct. 20, i860 ; m. W. F. Pillsbury, and res. 
Chicago, 111. 

d. William Blackmore, b. Aug. 8, 1862; m. Jessie Muer, Mil- 
waukee. Is a manufacturer of metalic packing. Res. Newton 
Center, Mass. 

e. Mabel Worthing, b. Dec. 22, 1866 ; m. Dr. George L. West. 
Res. Newton Center. 

J. Sherburn Moses, b. Dec. 12, 1871. Graduated from Harvard 
College ; is treasurer and manager of the Morley Button company. 
Res. Newton Center. 

(17) Jonathan Merrill, son of John, b. Dec. 5, 1795, m. 
Nov. 11, 1824, Anna S. Merrill, dan. of Stephen, b. Apr. 15, 
1804. (See.) He was a tanner and farmer one mile south of 
Central square. His tan yard was in ravine on west side of 
road. She d. Nov. 17, 1862, ae. 58-7-2; bed. Feb. 19, 1868, 
ae. 72-2-14. 



308 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILD 

39. John Morris, b. Bristol, Oct. 3, 1825 ; m. Aug. 21, 1849, Mary F., 
dau. Jeremeak C. and Ruth (Fifield) Martin, b. Bridgewater, Aug. n, 
1827. He was a farmer and manufacturer of pocket-books and wallets, 
on Curtice place, opposite his father's. He d. Penacook, July 1, 1871, ae. 
45-8-28; she d. Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 28, 1897, ae. 69-8-17. Children : 

a. Annie Maria, b. Bristol, June 5, 1851 ; m. June 5, 1869, George 
Henry Royce, and res. Boscawen. Child : Lillian May, b. Bos- 
cawen, Feb. 23, 1871; res. Boston, Mass. ; unm. 

b. Frank S., b. B., Nov. 28, 1857; d. Jan. 2, 1858. 

(21) Clark Merrill, son of John, b. Dec. 16, 1804, m. 
Mar. 26, 1827, Elizabeth Crowell, dau. of Newman and Harriet 
Crowell, b. in Andover, May 31, 180S. They commenced life 
on the Elijah Sanborn place at Profile Falls ; a few years later 
purchased a farm in the Borough where they resided till he was 
80 years of age, when he made his home with his daughter, 
Mrs. Kelley, in Hill, where he d. Apr. 2, 1887, ae. 82-3-16. 
She d. in family of her son, Edwin C. Merrill, Mar. 26, 1893, 
ae. 84-9-25. He was a life-long Methodist ; a class leader. 
Republican. 

CHILDREN 

40. Hannah C, b. Bristol, Oct. 23, 1827; m. Mar. 16, 1854, Benjamin 
B. Southmayd, son of Levi, b. Campton, June 12, 1820 ; d. Campton, June 
6, 1893, ae. 72-11-24. She d. Runmey, Mar. 4, 1903, ae. 75-4-11. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Benjamin Franklin, b. May 17, 1855 ; d. Aug. 1, 1856, ae. 
1-2-14. 

b. Merrill Clark, b. Nov. 25, 1856 ; m. Nov. 25, 1877, Augusta A., 
dau. of Joseph H. Moulton, b. Ellsworth, Feb. 1, i860. They res. 
West Campton. Children: (1) Leon Frank, b. Dec. 1, 1878. (2) 
Joseph Benjamin, b. Aug. 11, 1881. (3) William Baker, b. July 
20, 1894. (4.) Raymond, b. and d. July 17, 1901. 

41. Mary Elizabeth, b. Hill, Oct. 19, 1831 ; m. Nov. 10, 1864, Merrill 
Greeley, son of Nathaniel, b. Waterville, July 2, 1832, and d. Plymouth, 
Oct. 6, 1894, ae. 62-3-4. He had a summer hotel in Waterville ; was in 
livery business in Plymouth. She res. Plymouth. Children : 

a. Nannie Wyman, b. Waterville, May 4, 1868; d. Aug. 6, 1869, 
ae. 1-3-2. 

b. Mabel Lillian, b. W., Feb. 3, 1871 ; unm. 

c. George Henry, b. W., Nov. 3, 1872. 

42. Rose W., b. H., Apr. 13, 1834; m. Eben K. Blodgett. (See.) 

43. Moses W., b. H., Oct. 19, 1837 ; m. June 15, 1865, Almira H., dau. 
of Levi and Mercy (Smith) Southmayd, b. Campton, Aug. 2, 1835. Res. 
Campton. No children. 

44. George S., b. H., Nov. 28, 1839; m. May 5, 1861, Agnes J. Sleeper, 
dau. of Nathan. (See.) They went West in November, 1864. He was 
for more than 20 years baggage master at Portage City, Wis. Now farmer 
at Clear Lake, Iowa. No children. 

45. Edwin C, b. H., Mar. 27, 1842; m. June 13, 1864, Sophronia C. 
Abbott, who d. Jan. 28, 1867, ae. 23. He m. (2) Mrs. Lydia Davis, of 
Grafton. Is a farmer in Alexandria. 

46. Anna Ruth, b. H., July 9, 1844; m. William C. Kelley. (See.) 

47. Albert L., b. H., June 17, 1847; m. Oct. 7, 1865, Mary, dau. of 




Clarence X. Merrill 



GENEALOGIES — MINOT 309 

t 
> 

Hiram and Hannah C. (Elliott) Webster, b. Nov. 25, 1845. He is a farmer 
in Rumuey. Children : 

a. Marietta, b. Mar. 18, 1867 ; m. J. Warren Pulsifer, Holderness. 

b. Jennie Edna, b. Mar. 9, 1885. 

48. Clarence N., b. H., Dec. 31, 1850; m. Mar. 14, 1872, Ann M., dau. 
of Wilson Foster (See), b. Nov. 15, 1851. In 1869, he went West and 
was a brakenian on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad for a year ; 
returned ; spent a year on his father's farm, and was an employee for a 
year in a bedstead shop in Bristol. In 1872, he entered the employ of 
Taylor & Shaw at their grist-mill on Central street, and in July, 1884, 
purchased Mr. Shaw's interest, the firm becoming Taylor & Merrill. In 
1896, Mr. Taylor retired, and the business was conducted by Mr. Merrill 
till May 7, 1903, when the firm name became C. N. Merrill & Son. 
Besides doing a large busiuess in grain, Mr. Merrill has been an extensive 
dealer in farming machinery, coal, and fertilizers, and a large manufac- 
turer of lumber. He has a saw-mill at Groton that he operates most 
of the year, giving employment at the mill aud in the woods to from 25 
to 50 hands. He is also a large holder of real estate, owning in Bristol 
and neighboring towns over 2,000 acres of land. He is a Democrat ; an 
official member of the Methodist church ; a Knight Templar Mason, and 
a director of the First National Bank of Bristol. Child : 

a. Everett Clarence, b. Bristol, Nov. 11, 1876; m. Nov. 12, 1900, 
Ethel M., dau. of Sylvester and Mary Elizabeth (Merrill) Wheet, 
b. 1881, and d. Sept. 29, 1901, of consumption, ae. 20. He m. (2) 
Oct. 26, 1902, Ella, dau. of Wallace Smith, of Hill. He is asso- 
ciated with his father in business. Mason, Republican. 

THE MINOT FAMILY 

1 . All by the name of Minot in New England are supposed 
to be the descendants of George Minot, Esq., son of Thomas, of 
Seffron, Essex, England, b. 1592. George emigrated to Amer- 
ica in 1 630, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. 

2. Capt. Jonas Minot, b. Apr. 25, 1735, was fourth in 
descent from George Minot, Esq. He m. Maty, dau. of Rev. 
Willard Hall, of Westford, Mass., and settled in Concord, Mass. 
He was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and a prominent man 
in his day. That vast tract of land now embraced in the towns 
of Alexandria, Danbury, and New London was granted to him 
and his associates, and he was interested in other large land 
transactions in this state. He was the father of 

3. Capt. James Minot, b. Concord, Mass., July 4, 1779. 
He m., Feb. 9, 1804, Sally, dau. of Archelaus and Sarah (Morse) 
Wilson, b. Nelson, July 19, 1783. At the time of his m. he was 
a resident of New London, having taken possession of a part of 
his father's estate in that town three years before. In 1807, he 
removed to South Sutton, and engaged in trade. Feb. 13, 1813, 
while residing at South Sutton, he enlisted in Capt. Thomas 
Currier's company, War of 181 2, and was made adjutant of the 
regiment, with the rank of first lieutenant. Six of his grand- 
sons served in the Union army during the Civil war. He set- 
tled in that part of Bridgewater now Bristol, in 18 13, and here 

2 Off 



3IO HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of one 
year (1836) in Newport, and 14 years in Lebanon, returning to 
Bristol in 1851. He was a man of means, of superior intelli- 
gence and ability, and easily ranked among the most influen- 
tial in this section of the state. He represented Bridge water 
in the legislature of 1819, and Bristol in 1820 and 1826, and the 
senatorial district in 1827. He resided, on coming to town, in 
a house that stood on the site of Hotel Bristol. He d. Feb. 29, 
1864, ae. 84-7-25. She d. Aug. 19, 1853, ae. 70-1-0. 

CHILDREN 

4. Almira, b. New London, Nov. 23, 1804 ; m. Solomon Cavis. (See.) 

5. George, b. N. L., Aug. 10, 1806; in. May 1, 1838, Selina Walker, 
dau. of George Lewis and Charlotte (Turner) Clark, b. Portsmouth, Dec. 
22, 1817. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1828 ; was admitted to 
the bar in 1831, and practiced in Bristol till 1834, when he was chosen 
cashier of the Mechanick's bank at Concord, and removed to that city, 
remaining with that institution till his death. He was chosen its 
president in 1854. He was a member of the state constitutional conven- 
tion of 1850; was U. S. pension agent, and was treasurer of the Boston, 
Concord & Montreal railroad. (See under Lawyers.) He d. at Concord, 
Mar. 8, 1861, ae. 54-6-28. Children, all b. in Concord : 

a. Julia Maria Barrett, b. June 13, 1842; m. Aug. io, 1871, 
George Henry Twiss, and res. 108 Hamilton Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 
Three children. 

b. Henry Carroll, b. Oct. 30, 1845. 

c. George Edward, b. Feb. 16, 1851 ; m. Apr. 8, 1872, Mary J. 
Floyd, who d. Feb. 7, 1881. Three children. 

d. Edith Parker, b. Oct. 14, 1853. 

6. Julia Maria, b. Sutton, Jan. 1, 1808; d. Bristol during the typhoid 
fever epidemic, Dec. 28, 1822, ae. 14-11-27. 

7. Sally, b. S., June 19, 1809; m. William M. Chase. (See.) 

8. Abigail, b. S., May 17, 1811 ; d. Oct. 18, 181 1. 
#9. Jonas, b. S., Sept. 17, 1812. 

tfio. Charles, b. Bristol, Sept. 19, 1814. 
11. James Miller, b. B., May 23, 1816 ; m. 1856, Elizabeth Hoit,'who 
d. in Concord, Oct. 31, 1865. He d. Concord, Aug. 8, 1872, ae. 56-2-15. 
#12. Josiah, b. B., Sept. 17, 1818. 

13. Abigail, b. B., Apr. 7, 1821. She res. at Bristol and Concord; 
d. at Concord, while on the train to Bristol, Oct. 1, 1888, ae. 67-5-24. 
Unm. 

14. Martha, b. B., Sept. 29, 1822; m. Cyrus Taylor. (See.) 

15. Harriet Maria, b. B., Apr. 27, 1825. She m., Aug. 1, 1848, Arthur 
Fletcher. He was the son of Nathan Fletcher, and was b. in Bridge- 
water. Oct. 1, 181 1. He graduated from Yale College in 1837, read law 
with his uncle, Samuel Fletcher, and practiced his profession in Con- 
cord till within a few years of his death. He d. Concord, Feb. 19, 1SS5, 
ae. 73-4-18. She d. Apr. 9, 1900, ae. 74-1 1-12. Children: 

a. Sarah M., b. Aug. 31, 1851 ; d. Aug. 7, 1853, ae. 1-11-6. 

b. Julia Minot, b. Mar. 13, 1855 ; d. May 12, 1870, ae. 15-1-29. 

c. Almira Minot, b. June 16, 1859. 

(9) Jonas Minot, b. Sept. 17, 1812, m. Oct. 12, 1835, Anne, 
dau. of Ichabod C. Bartlett (See), b. Dec. 14, 1813. She d. 
Clarkson, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1848, ae. 34-1 1-4, and he m. (2) 
May 7, 1849, Electa Frary, dau. of Rev. Daniel O. Morton 



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(See), b. May 28, 1820. He d. Oct. 27, 1891, ae. 79-1-10. 
She d. Brockport, N. Y., July 13, 1897, ae. 77-1-15. 

CHILDREN 

16. Mary Maria, b. Aug. 1, 1840; d. Feb. 1, 1841. 

17. James, b. Clarkson, N. Y., Apr. 12, 1843 ; m. May 13, 1S74, Fanny 
E., dau. of Hazen Pickering, of Concord, b. Barnstead, Sept. 27, 1847. I n 
August, 1862, he enlisted in tbe 140th N. Y. Vols, and served in the same 
regiment with Gen. Otis, of Philippine Islands fame. Was wounded at 
the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864 — foot shattered. Was cap- 
tured and held a prisoner four months at Lynchburg, Va. After the war 
was for many years cashier of the Mechanicks National bank, Con- 
cord, where he res. Both Mr. and Mrs. Minot have been prominent in 
Grand Army circles. He served four years as adjutant general of the 
department of New Hampshire, and one year as department commander. 
She has served as department president of the Woman's Relief Corps. 

18. Bartlett, b. Oct. 2, 1845; served in the Union army; m. about 
1867, Harriet Murphy. She d. and he m. (2) Orpha O. Hill. Children: 

a. Harriet A., b. Feb. 2, 1875. 

b. Jonas J. E., b. Nov. 14, 1879. 

19. Ann Bartlett, b. Mar. 22, 1850 ; d. Apr. 29, 1895, ae. 45-1-7. 

20. Electa Morton, b. July 23, 1851. 

21. Jonas, b. June 18, 1853. 22. Morton, b. Dec. 5, 1855. 

23. Mary Maria, b. Nov. 16, 1859. 

(10) Charles Minot, b. Sept. 19, 1814, m. May ir, 184.1, 
Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Myra (Ames) Tilton, b. Sanborn- 
ton, Oct. 23, 1819. He was a merchant in New York, cashier 
of Citizen's bank, Tilton, and of Mechauick's bank, Concord, 
and when state banks went out of existence, he formed with his 
brother, Josiah, the private banking house of Minot & Co., 
Concord, where he remained till he d., Aug. 25, 1879, at the 
age of 64-1 1-6. She d. Feb. 25, 1882, ae. 62-4-2. 

children 

24. Charles Alfred, b. Clarkson, N. Y., June 16, 1842 ; m. at Rockfort, 
111., Feb. 14, 1870, Christianna Vanston, and d. at New York city, June 
18, 1889, ae. 47-0-2. He served in the Union army during the Civil war. 
Children : 

a. Sarah Tilton, b. Marion, 111., May 28, 1871. 

b. Charles, b. M., Aug. 27, 1876; d. Nov. 13, 1876. 

25. Sarah Louise, b. Tilton, Dec. 25, 1855; m. June 8, 1880, at Con- 
cord, Thomas C. Bethune. Children : 

a. Maud Eastman, b. Mar. 13, 1881. 

b. Minot Chauncey, b. July 28, 1882. 

26. Anne Bartlett, b. Concord, Feb. 13, i860; m. Oct. 30, 1883, Harry 
H. Dudley. Children : 

a. Dorothea Minot, b. Mar. 7, 1889 ; d. Dec. 17, 1902, ae. 13- 
9-10. 

b. Charles Hubbard, b. June 26, 1892. 

c. Thomas Minot, b. Nov. 29, 1897. 

(12) Judge Josiah Minot, b. Sept. 17, 181 8, m. Aug. 24, 
1843, Abbie Pickering, dau. of Stephen and Mary (Pickering) 
Haines, b. Canterbury, July 6, 1819. He graduated from 



312 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Dartmouth College in 1837, and was a lawyer of high standing 
(See Lawyers) and a superior financier. He was one of the 
donors of the Minot-Sleeper library to the town. (See Libra- 
ries.) He d. Concord, Dec. 14, 1891, ae. 73-2-27. She d. 
Sept. 2, 1902, ae. 83-1-26. 

CHILDREN 

27. Isabel, b. Concord, Sept. 24, 1846; m. Apr. 24, 1873, Judge George 
R. Fowler, son of Judge Asa Fowler. He was a practicing lawyer in 
Boston, and at time of his death was senior justice of the West Roxbury 
district court. He d. suddenly at Philadelphia, Apr. 11, 1897. Children: 

a. Ethel Walker, b. Dec. 24, 1875 ; d. 

b. Mary Pickering, b. Jan. 25, 1877. 

c. Josiah Minot, b. May 17, 1880. 

d. Robert, b. July ir, 1884. 

28. Grace Melville, b. Concord, Apr. 28, 1851 ; m. Oct. 14, 1878, Ferdi- 
nand A. Stillings, M.D., a practicing physician of Concord. Children : 

a. Mary Walker, 1, . ^ „ tQ „^ 

b. Charlotte Melville, ) b ' Au ^ 3' l8 ?9- 

29. Frances, b. Concord, Nov. 7, 1855. Res. Concord. 

THE MITCHELL FAMILY 

1. Alpheus C. Mitchell, son of Daniel M. Mitchell, was b. 
June 30, 1835. He m., Apr. 2, 1856, Laura R., dau. of Samuel 
and Sally (Beede) Smith, b. Bridgewater, Jan. 8, 1835. After 
three years' residence with her parents, they settled on the Seth 
Spencer farm in Dist. No. 7, Bristol, and there he d. Feb. 5, 
1865, ae. 29-7-5. Mrs. Mitchell carried on the farm till May, 
1895, when she m. Stephen S. Brock, son of John, b. Alexan- 
dria, 1835. They removed to the Moses Worthley farm in 
Hebron, where they now reside. 

CHILDREN 

2. Beede Morse, b. Bristol, June 22, 1857; d. June 18, "1864, ae. 
6-1 1-26. 

3. Sarah Beede, b. B., July 23, 1862 ; m. William T. Woodward. 
(See.) 

THE MOORE FAMILIES 

1. The Moores of Bristol are descendants of John and Janet 
Moore, Scotch Irish emigrants to Londonderry in 1723. He 
d. Jan. 24, 1774; she d. Mar. 8, 1776. Of their four children, 
one was Col. Robert Moore, b. Londonderry, 1727. He was a 
member of Capt. John Mitchell's troopers in 1744, in the French 
and Indian war, and he was a conspicuous commander at the 
battle of Bunker Hill. He d. 1778. Of his children, one was 

2. Capt. Robert Moore, b. Londonderry, Sept. 20, 1769. 
He m. Jenny (Jane) Rolfe, b. Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 22, 




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GENEALOGIES — MOORE 313 

1 771. They res. on Shirley hill in Goffstown, where five chil- 
dren were b., and their buildings destroyed by fire. They 
removed to Bristol in 1805, and settled near Pemigewasset bridge. 
He erected a large two-story house where he kept tavern for 
some years, and where he d. Aug. 10, 1813, ae. 43-10-20. She 
d. Feb. 6, 1852, ae. 80-4-14. He was called the strongest man 
in the county and was a man of great intelligence. 

CHILDREN 

3. Esther, b. Goffstown, Oct. 5, 1790; m. David Mason. (See.) 

4. Jane W., b. G., Sept. 20, 1792 ; d. Mar. 1, 1794, ae. 1-5-11. 

. 5. Robert W., b. G., Feb. 3, 1795 ; ra. June 29, 1826, Abigail, dau. of 
Levi and Abigail (Godfrey) Dow, b. New Hampton, Nov. 26, 1799. He 
succeeded his father on the farm. He was a man of intelligence, an 
advocate of temperance and an ti -slavery ; when a mere boy united with 
the Methodist church. Represented Bristol in the legislature and served 
as selectman six years. He d. Oct. 15, 1848, ae. 53-8-12. She d. New 
Hampton, Apr. 21, 1884, ae. 84-4-25. No children. 

6. Jane, b. G., July 16(15), *797 ! m - Daniel Shirley of Goffstown, 
and d. Apr., 1881, ae. 83-9-. 

#7. Joseph R., b. G., Jan. 16, 1800. 

•#8. Jonathan H., b. G., June 18, 1802. 

#9. William, b. Bristol, Apr. 6, 1806. 

10. Mary, b. B., Sept., 1808; m. (1) Ovid Dearborn, Plymouth; (2) 
Washington Mooney, New Hampton. 

(7) Joseph R. Moore, son of Robert, b. Goffstown, Jan. 16, 
1800, m. Dec. 15, 1825, Mary, dau. of Abraham Dolloff. (See.) 
He succeeded his brother Robert on the farm. He was a great 
lover of fruit culture and fine gardening, and bordered his farm 
with fruit and shade trees. Was interested in the manufacture 
of lumber at Moore's Mills, and furnished the floor beams for the 
first factory in Lawrence, Mass. He was a man of great energy 
of character, of literary and scientific taste, and an upright man. 
Served as selectman ten years and represented Bristol in the 
legislature three terms. He d. Bristol, Apr. 30 (28), 1880, ae. 
80-3-14. She d. New Hampton, Feb. 15, 1887, ae. 81-8-6. 

children, all born in Bristol 

11. Jane Ralph, b. Aug. 8, 1826 ; d., unm., June 4, 1884, ae. 57-9-26. 

12. James G., b. Jan. 27, 1828; m. Nov. 4, 1856, Christiana C, dau. of 
Rev. Isaiah H. and Charlotte R. Shipman, b. North Springfield, Vt., 
Sept. 25, 1836. Moved to Franconia, 1849, to Lisbon, 1870, where he now 
res. ; manufacturer of lumber, bobbins, shoe pegs and pulp. He has 
invented machines for grinding pulp and making excelsior. Is a great 
mathematician. 

13. Ovid D., b. Aug. 6, 1829 ; m. Aug. 28, 1854, Harriet Irene, dau. of 
Russel and Lorena (Spooner) Howland, b. Franconia, Aug. 31, 1832 ; d. 
Franconia, Mar. 20, 1871, ae. 38-6-19 ; m. (2) Feb. 1, 1877, Hattie A., dau. 
of Steven and Elsie (Drury) Howland, b. Oct. 10, 1850. He left Bristol 
1859, lived in Littleton and Franconia, and located in Lisbon, 1875, manu- 
facturer of wood pulp and shoe pegs. Children : 

a. Genevieve, b. Bristol, Nov. 10, 1856; m. July 3, 1886, William 
S. Nelson, a peg manufacturer, Lisbon. 



314 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

b. Fred Joseph, b. Mar. 10, 1865 ; m. Dec. 18, 1S86, Jennie E. 
Harris, of Warren. Associated with his father, Lisbon. Child : 
Hattie Irena, b. May 31, 1889. 

14. Rachel Locke, b. Aug. 1, 1831; m. Oct. 25, 1854, Denison Taft, b. 
Barre, Vt., June 6, 1819 ; d. Montpelier, Vt., Sept. 22, 1897, ae. 78-3-16. 
She res. Montpelier. Children : 

a. Alice Rachella, b. Montpelier, Sept. 22, t866. 

b. Edna Moore, b. M., June 30, 1870 ; m. June 9, 1892, Charles 

A. Gay, of Boston. 

15. Mary, b. July 14, 1836 ; m. Dec. 22, 1862, John Daily, of Lebanon, 
Pa., b. Cornwall, Pa., July 7, 1832 ; d. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug., 1897, ae. 
65. She was a teacher ; is now a successful landscape painter. Children : 

a. Grace Moore, b. Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 16, 1863. A music teacher 
in Philadelphia. 

b. Claude Lorraine, b. L-, Jan. 9, 1866. Was an expert pistol 
shot in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Went to Europe in 1889, 
and gave exhibitions of his skill before the nobility and received 
many gifts and medals of honor. "Acknowledged to be the best 
shot in the world." Died of cholera in Brussels, Nov. 29, 1892, ae. 
26-10-20. 

c. Lillian Blanch, b. L., Oct. 7, 1869. An actress. Has played 
in Europe and through the states ; since 1901, an osteopath physi- 
cian in Rochester, N. Y. 

d. Paul Maurice, b. Altoona, Pa., Aug. 11, 1871. Clerk in employ 
of the Pennsylvania railroad, Philadelphia, Pa. 

16. Sarah Clough, b. Dec. 26, 1837; was a teacher in Pennsylvania; 
d. unm., Feb. 8, 1873, ae. 35-1-12. 

17. Josephine, b. May 22, 1841 ; was a teacher in New York state; m. 
Oct. 15, 1872, Methusalem DuBois, of New York; d. Aug. 28, 1874, ae. 
33-3-6. Child: 

a. Rachel, b. Oct., 1873. Is a stenographer in Boston, Mass. 

18. Joseph West, b. May 22, 1841 ; m. Nov. 8, 1863, Harriet Ellen, dau. 
of John M. and Harriet Lincoln (Kelley) Flanders, b. New Hampton, 
Apr. 9, 1844. Res. New Hampton and Bristol. For many years owned 
stage route from New Hampton to Bristol and was brakeman on trains 
between Bristol and Concord 13 years, till Feb., 188 v He d. Bristol, June 
20, 1892, ae. 51-0-28; she res. No. Main street. Children : 

a. Eugene Flanders, b. Bristol, May 8, 1866; m. Mar. 4, 1888, 
Alice Blanch Howard, dau. Samuel A., b. New Hampton, Nov. 6, 
1869. Concrete contractor at Burlington, Vt. Children: (1) James 
Howard, b. Burlington, May 15, 1892. (2) Arthur Howard, b. B., 
May 16, 1900. 

b. Robert Flanders, b. B., May 24, 1867 ; m. June 27, 1894, Annie 

B. Rice, dau. of Isreal T. (See.) Veterinary surgeon, Laconia. 
Children: (1) Otis Rice, b. Laconia, June 18, 1.895. ( 2 ) Nellie 
Josephine, b. L., Jan. 4, 1899. 

c. Mary Dolloff, b. B., Oct. 27, 1868; d. New Hampton, Jan. 8, 
1879, ae. 10-2-11. 

d. Harriet Kelley, b. New Hampton, Oct. 22, 1870 ; m. May 2, 
1889, Charles H. Gordon, a horse trainer. Children : (1) Ida May, 
b. New Hampton, July 2, 1891. (2) Maud Moore, b. N. H., Nov. 
29, 1892. (3) John B., b. Manchester, July 21, 1895; d. Jan. 12, 
1896. (4) Eugene Robert, b. Bristol, Mar. 16, 1899; d. Feb. 25, 
1903, ae. 3-1 1-9. 

e. Joseph Flanders, b. N. H., Oct. 22, 1881 ; a machinist in Hyde 
Park, Mass.; unm. 

/. Josephine DuBois, b. N. H., Sept. 8, 1883. 



GENEALOGIES — MOORE 315 

(8) Jonathan H. Moore, son of Robert, b. Goffstown, June 
18, 1802, m. Hannah Van, dau. of Capt. Moses W. Sleeper 
(See), b. July 26, 1805. She d. Manchester, Aug. 3, 1858, ae. 
53-0-7. He d. Nov. 12, 1869, ae. 67-4-24. 

CHILDREN 

19. Frederic Adolphus, b. Bristol, Feb. n, 1826 ; m. Aug. 12, 1855, 
Cornelia Hen-win, of Springfield, 111.; (2) Emily Hewith Bugbee, La 
Cross, Wis.; (3) Nellie Warner, of Michigan. He read law at Manchester, 
but gave his attention to journalism. (See chapter on Literature, Vol. 1.) 
He d. Nashua, Dec. 7, 1888, ae. 62-9-26. Sou : 

a. Leland, res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

20. William Hart, b. Apr. 17, 1827; d. Dec, 1858, ae. 31-8-. 

21. Lucie Van, b. Sept. 10, 1829 ; m. Feb. 1, 1854, George W. Mitchell ; 
and d. Jul}' 21, 1855, ae. 25-10-11. 

22. Jonathan B., b. Feb. 8, 1831 ; m. (1) Abbie F. Brown ; (2) Eliza 
Humphrey. He d. Manchester, 1S88, ae. 57. 

23. Hannah Jane, b. Jan. 20, 1832 ; in. Feb. 22, 1872, Merritt Parsons, 
Buckfield, Me. 

24. Robert Frames, b. Dec. 12, 1833 ; m. Susan E. Dinsmore, of Derry, 
and d. Apr. 29, 1876, ae. 42-4-17. 

25. Orren Augustus, b. Oct. 25, 1835 ; d. 1837, ae. 2. 

26. Joseph Rolfe, b. Feb. 17, 1837. Killed at Battle of Cold Harbor, 
June 3, 1864, ae. 27-3-16. 

27. Orren Cheney, b. Aug. 10, 1839; m. Nov. 29, i860, Nancy W. 
Thompson, of Ashland ; d. at Nashua, May 12, 1893, ae. 53-9-2. He was a 
leader in the Republican party of the state ; represented his ward in the 
legislature; his district in the N. H. senate was railroad commissioner; 
member of congress from the 2d N. H. District, editor of the Nashua 
Telegraph, and a popular and eloquent platform political speaker. 

28. James Mendon, b. Hebron, Aug. 24, 1841 ; m. Nov. 20, 1867, Mary 
O. Preston. Children : 

a. Myron Van, b. Manchester, May 21, 1875. 

b. Mendon Preston, b. M., Aug. 31, 1877. 

29. Julia Fletcher, b. Dec. 3, 1844; m. Jan. 16, 1868, William 0. 
Clough, of Meredith. 

(9) William Moore, son of Robert, b. Bristol, Apr. 6, 1806, 
m. Jan. 18, 1831, Abigail D., dau. of Josiah and Susannah 
(Dow) Robinson, b. New Hampton, Aug. 12, 1808; d. New 
Hampton, Feb. 11, 1898^6.89-5-29. He d. Bristol, Oct. 28, 
1868, ae. 62-6-22. In 1835, he settled on the John F. Merrow 
farm; from 1844 to 1861, kept hotel at New Hampton village, 
and the last named year returned to his farm. 

children 

30. Harriet R., b. Bristol, Dec. 17, 1831 ; d. Feb. 29, 1852, ae. 20-2-12. 

31. Emily M., b. B., Sept. 22, 1834; m. June 20, 1858, George B. Mac- 
Lellan, and emigrated to Mississippi ; after ten years returned. She d. 
Feb. 12, 1892, ae. 57-4-20. 

32. Laura D., b. B., Oct. 11, 1839. Res. in New Hampton. 

33. William Andrew, b. New Hampton, May 28, 1845 ; d. New Hamp- 
ton, Feb. 10, 1855, ae. 9-8-12. 



316 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE MORSE FAMILY 

i. The Morses of Bristol and vicinity are the descendants 
of Anthony Morse, b. in England, settled in Newbury, Mass., 
in 1635, and d. Oct. 12, 1686. The line of descent is through 

2. Benjamin, b. Mar. 28, 1640, m. Ruth Sawyer, and lived 
in West Newbury. 

3. Benjamin, b. Aug. 24, 1668, m. Susannah Merrill, res. 
Newburjr. 

4. Capt. Abel, b. Oct. 5, 1692, m. Grace Parker, and res. 
Chester. 

5. Stephen, b. Feb. 15, 1733 or '34, m. Abigail, dau. of 
Capt. Samuel Ingalls, of Chester, supposed to be identical with 
Capt. Samuel Ingalls mentioned on page 249, a descendant of 
Edmond Ingalls, of Lynn, Mass. 

6. Dea. Jonathan, b. Mar. 3, 1757, m. in Chester, June 8, 
1786, Abiah, dau. of Edmond Worth. He was a Revolutionary 
soldier, settled in Hebron, and d. in Haverhill, Mar. 3, 1840, 
ae. 83. They had nine children, of whom the fourth was 

7. Jonathan, b. Hebron, Feb. 21, 1793. He in., Feb. 24, 
1820, Jerusha Gilson, of Dunstable, Mass. One sou was 

8. Oscar Fitzallen, b. Hebron, June 12, 1826. He m. (1) Sept. 17, 
1848, Eliza Ann, dau. of Capt. Moses Sanborn (See), b. June 14, 1831. 
She d. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1886, ae. 54-9-4, and he m. (2) Dec. 28, 1886, 
Mrs. Lavinia S. Drake. He located in Bristol when 21 years of age 
(1847). I Q J 849, he became a brakeman on the old Northern railroad ; in 
1855, conductor, continuing 21 years. In 1858, he also assumed the 
duties of express messenger, and on retiring as conductor, became local 
express agent and completed 41 years continuous service for the Express 
company, Oct. I, 1899, when he was retired on a pension. He is a Demo- 
crat and a Mason. 

a. Elizabeth Lucy, b. Bristol, Apr. 12, 1853; m. Fred W. Bing- 
ham. (See.) 

b. Irvin DeWitt, b. B., Oct. 7, 1856; d. Sept. 4, 1881, ae. 24-10-27. 

c. Ona Amelia, b. B., Sept., 1862 ; d. June 14, 1869, ae. 6-9-. 

THE MORTON FAMILY 

1. Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton, A.M., was the eldest son 
of Livy and Hannah (Dailey) Morton, and was b. in Winthrop, 
Me., Dec. 21, 1788. He was a descendant of George Morton, 
who came to this country in the ship Ann, in 1623. He m., 
Aug. 30, 1 8 14, Lucretia Parsons, b. at Goshen, July 26, 1789, 
dau. of Rev. Justin and Electa (Frary) Parsons. She d. at 
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 11, 1862, ae. 72-5-15 ; he d. at Bristol, 
Mar. 25, 1852, ae. 63-3-4, an d both are interred in the Bristol 
cemetery. Was pastor of Congregational church 1842 till his 
death. (See Ecclesiastical History.) 




Hon. Levi P. Morton 



GENEALOGIES — MOSHIER 3 J 7 

children, all born in Shoreham, Vt. 

2. Daniel Oliver, b. Nov. 8, 1815 ; m. 1839, Elizabeth A. Tyler ; d. at 
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1859, ae. 44-0-27. 

3. Lucretia Parsons, b. Jan. 20, 181 7 ; m. Sept. 7, 1842, Rev. Myron 
W. Safford. 

4. Electa Frary, b. May 28, 1820; m. Jonas Minot. (See.) 

5. Levi Parsons, b. May 16, 1824 ; m. Oct. 15, 1856, at Flatlands, Long 
Island, Lucy Kimball, dau. of Elijah H. and Sarah Wetrnore (Hinsdale) 
Kimball, of Flatlands, b. July 22, 1836. She d. July 11, 1871, ae. 34-1 1-19, 
and he in., Feb. 12, 1873, Anna Livingston Read, dau. of William Iugraham 
Street, Esq., b. May 18, 1836. He began life as a clerk in a country store 
at Enfield, Mass., 'when 14 years of age, but soon after was a clerk in 
Hanover. From Hanover he came to Bristol, where he remained a few 
months, and then went to Concord as a clerk in a dry goods store, but at 
the age of 21 commenced business there for himself. In 1849, he entered 
the house of James M. Beede & Co., in Boston, Mass., and three years later 
became a member of the firm. In 1854, he went to New York and founded 
the dry goods commission house of Morton & Grinnell. In 1863, he 
engaged in the banking business in Wall street as L. P. Morton & Co., 
which later became Morton, Bliss & Co., with a branch office in London. 
This firm took part in some of the largest transactions in the history of 
American finance. It headed the syndicate in 1871 to float a five per cent, 
loan to aid in the resumption of specie payments and saved the govern- 
ment 170,000,000 in interest. The payment's of the Geneva award of #15,- 
500,000, and of the Fishery award of $5,500,000, were through his house. 
In 1878, he was elected a member of Congress; President Garfield 
appointed him minister to France, and in 1888, he was elected vice-presi- 
dent of the United States, and in 1894, elected governor of the state of 
New York. Children : 

a. Edith Livingston, b. Newport, R. I., June 20, 1874. 

b. Lena Kearney, b. N., May 20, 1875. 

c. Helen Stuyvesant, b. N., Aug. 2, 1876. She m. in London, 
Eng., Oct. 5, 1901, Talleyand de Perigord, Duke de Valencay, 
France. 

d. Lewis Parsons, b. London, Eng., Sept. 21, 1877 5 d. there Jan. 
10, 1878. 

e. Alice, b. New York, Mar. 23, 1879. 
/. Mary, b. June 11, 1881. 

6. Mary, b. May 5, 1829 ; m. Feb. 27, 1856, Hon. William F. Grin- 
nell. 

7. Martha, b. May 5, 1829 ; m. Aug. 8, 1852, Rev. Alanson Hartpence. 

THE MOSHIER FAMILY 

1. Ira Cornelius Moshier is the son of Harvey and Mary 
Jane (Merrill) Moshier. He was b. Barnston, P. Q., Feb. 22, 
1857, and m. May 16, 1877, Mary Frances, dau. of Nathan O. 
and Harriet (Lucas) Phelps, b. Groton, Dec. 30, i860. He was 
a farmer in Groton and Dorchester till 1895 ; since, a laborer in 
Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Grace, b. Groton, Aug. 22, 1878; m. Aug. 20, 1898, Frank 
W. Morrison, and res. Penacook. 

3. Harvey Chester, b. G., Aug. 4, 1880; laborer in Bristol. 

4. Myron Herbert, b. G., Oct. 29, 1882 ; m. Apr. 15, 1900, Angie, dau. 
of William W. Benton. (See.) A teamster. Children: 



318 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Unice Velnia, b. Bristol, Dec. 13, 1900. 

b. Verne Benton, b. B., Dec. 5, 1901. 

5. Harold Earl, b. Dorchester, Nov. 29, 1886. 

6. Ray Otis, b. D., Mar. 11, 1890. 

7. Sarah Ethel, b. D., Apr. 10, 1892. 

THE MOSSMAN FAMILY 

1. Robert D. Mossman is the son of William and Janet 
Mossman. He was b. Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan. 25, 184 1. He 
m., 1866, Sarah, dau. of Mark and Emily Jane (Hobbs) Knight, 
b. Windham, Me., July 19, 1841. He was superintendent of 
the Mason-Perkins Paper company i873-'79; since, a member 
of the firm of Tileston & Hollingsworth Paper company, Matta- 
pan, Mass. He is a Mason; a member of the Massachusetts 
Charitable Mechanics Association, and a director of the Dor- 
chester Co-operative bank. Res. 1,616 Blue Hill Ave., Boston, 
Mass. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary. 

3. William, b. Westbrook, Me. ; graduated at the Mass. Institute of 
Technology ; is assistant superintendent of the Tileston & Hollingsworth 
Paper company. 

THE MOULTON FAMILY 

1. Jonathan Moulton was the sou of Edward Brown Moul- 
ton, a Revolutionary soldier, and Ann Smith Moulton, his wife. 
Jonathan was b. Apr. 1, 1781, and m. (2) Mary Morse. He was 
first taxed in Bristol in 1839. He res. on Central street and 
operated the clothing-mill opposite his residence. He removed 
to Meredith about 1850, where he d. in i860, ae. about 79. 

children 

2. Ann, b. 1823 ; d. 1901, ae. 78. 

3. Albert A., b. Oct. 6, 1829; studied medicine with Dr. Moody C. 
Sawyer. He m., in May, 1850, Ann Maria, dau. of Richard H. Sawyer 
(See), b. June 23, 1823. He practiced medicine in Laconia ; was surgeon 
of the 3d Regt., N. H. Vols. After war, practiced in Tilton. She d. Con- 
cord, June, 1872, ae. 49. He d. Soldiers' Home, Tilton, Apr. 26, 1890, ae. 
60-6-20. Children : 

a. Harry, infant, d. Apr. 16, 1851. 

b. Arthur Channing, b. Meredith, Apr. 24, 1855; m. Nov. 30, 
1887, Ada, dau. David R. and Mahala Castiday, b. Canada, Dec. 30, 
1863. He has res. Colorado since 1876, now in trade in Meeker, 
Colo. Children: (1) Victor Channing, b. Rawlins, Wyo., Mar. 
14, 1889. (2) Ada Katharine, b. Sept. 27, 1890; d. Nov. 1, 1894. 
(3) Mary Sawyer, b. Meeker, May 9, 1896. 

THE MUDGETT FAMILY 

1. William Mudgett, b. Nov. 29, 1786, was the son of 
Joseph, who settled in New Hampton previous to 1790, going 



GENEALOGIES — MUDGETT 319 

there from Poplin. William came to Bristol in March, 18 15, 
and settled on the Mudgett farm on Fowler's river near the lake, 
and here he spent his life. He m., Mar. 9, 1815, Eunice 
Hnckins, dan. of Joseph, b. Parsonsfield, Me., Dec. 31, 1792 ; 
d. Bristol, Aug. 30, 1847, ae. 54-7-29. He m. (2) Mar. 20, 
1850, Marj r Cheney, dau. of David (See), b. July 24, 1804. He 
d. Bristol, Nov. 13, 1876, ae. 89-1 1-14. His widow d. in family 
of E. W. Docke, in Alexandria, Jan. 22, 1892, ae. 87-5-28. 

children 

2 Mary Moouey Smith, b. Bristol, Feb. 20, 1816; m. James H. 
Brown. (See.) 

3. Hannah Huckius, b. B., Apr. 21, 1819; d. Mar. 10, 1836, ae. 
16-10-19. 

4. John Philander, b. B., Sept. 15, 1821 ; d. Oct. 17, 1842, ae. 21-1-2. 

5. Calvin Hnckins, b. B., Ang. 1, 1823; m. (i)July 15, 1851, Julia, 
dan. of Ellis and Hannah (Noyes) Fisher, b. Northfield, Vt., Apr. 19, 
1827, and d. Bristol, Dec. 18, 1886, ae. 59-7-29. He m. (2) Oct. 29, 1887, 
Mrs. Clara Lamprey, sister of his first wife, and widow of Reuben Lamp- 
rey, of New Hampton, b. Canada, July n, 1824, d. at Hopkinton, Sept. 
12, 1891, ae. 67-2-1. He m. (3) Sept. 7, 1892, Mary Jane (Perry) Dow, 
widow of J. French Dow of Hopkinton. He res. on the home farm till 
1853; in Northfield till 1858; returned to Bristol; removed to Hopkinton 
1887. Republican. Represented Bristol in the legislature. Children: 

a. William Ellis, b. Northfield, Vt., Sept. 16, 1854; m. Saloma 
B. Chase. A farmer in Contoocook. 

b. Amy Florence, b. Bristol ; d. in infancy. 

c. Ellen Fisher, b. B., Feb. 26, 1866 ; m. Henry Chase Eastman, 
of Hopkinton. He d. a few months after their m. and she m. (2) 
George Blood. They res. Contoocook. No children. 

6. Oriuda Mehitable, b. B., Apr. 17, 1827; m. June 29, 1848, Curtis 
Smith, b. Nov. 8, 1822. She d. Ashland, June 19, 1884, ae. 57-2-2 ; he d. 
Ashland, Dec. 9, 1872, ae. 50-1-1. Children : 

a. Clara Ella, b. New Hampton, Apr. 7, 1856 ; d. Apr. u, 1856. 

b. Albert Linvill, b. N. H., Apr. 17, 1858 ; m. Oct. 25, 1886, Ella 
M. Smith, of New Hampton. Res. Ashland. 

c. Mary Alice, b. N. H., Nov. 6, i860; m. Apr. 30, 1891, Henry 
E. Fones. Res. Warwick, R. I. 

d. Ederic Oregon, b. N. H., Oct. 30, 1863; m. May 30, 1889, Kate 
G. Eastman. He d. Plymouth, Apr. 28, 1893, ae. 29-5-28. 

e. Martha Susan, b. N. H., Oct. 26, 1865 ; m. Oct. 26, 1886, Dana 
W. Carey. Res. Ashland. 

f. William Leonett, b. Ashland, Dec. 8, 1869; m. Feb. 29, 1892, 
Mabelle Maud Steele, of Fall River, Mass. Res. Boston, Mass. 

7. Laura Lettice, b. B., Jan. 21, 1829; m. Josiah S. Ingalls. (See.) 

8. Sarah Ann Baker, b. B., July 22, 1833 ; m. Jan. 20, 1855, Hosea F. 
Hawkins, Meredith. She d. while visiting in Ashland, Sept. 13, 1874, ae. 
41-1-21. He res. Meredith. Children, all born in Meredith : 

a. Laura E., b. Nov. 29, 1856; m. Fred Rollins, Meredith, and 
res. East Concord. 

b. Arthur Stanley, b. Mar. 7, 1859; d. Dec. 16, 1880, ae. 21-9-9. 

c. Fred Alliston, b. Apr. 11, 1862 ; m. Ella Atwood, Alexandria. 
Res. Meredith. 

d. Amy Eunice, b. Oct. 30, 1868; d. June 6, 1885, ae. 16-7-6. 

e. Herman Curtis, b. Sept. 26, 1872. Res. Meredith. 



320 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

THE MUSGROVE FAMILY 

i. James Musgrove, a son of James and Sarah (Hacket) 
Musgrove, was b. in London, Eng., Dec. 13, 1798. His father 
was a custom house officer of the East India company at Cal- 
cutta, India. From eight till seventeen years of age, he was a 
cabin boy in the British navy; served four years as tailor's 
apprentice at St. John's, N. B., whence he sailed for Boston, 
Mass. Was shipwrecked at the mouth of the Penobscot river, 
from which point he walked to Boston ; there he finished a 
seven years' apprenticeship, then required to learn most trades, 
and returned to London. He was m. in Bethnel Green church, 
London, Dec. 29, 1827, to Ann, dau. of Isaac and Mar}' (Ship) 
Donker, b. in Spittalsfield, London, Sept. 3, 1802. They emi- 
grated to America in September, 1832, and res. Boston, Charles- 
town, and Lynn, Mass. In the financial panic of 1837, he 
was thrown out of work and advertised for a place in which 
to establish himself in business. Replies came from Hon. 
Nathaniel S. Berry, of Bristol, and other places. To visit the 
places where he was asked to locate he walked from Lynn to 
Vermont, thence to Haverhill Corner and Bristol. Here he 
located and conducted the tailoring business till incapacitated 
by age. He was a great reader and a well informed man, an 
abolitionist, and both were lifelong active workers in the Metho- 
dist church. He d. May 13, 1878, ae. 79-5-0; she d. Mar. 20, 
1879, ae. 76-6-17. 

children 

2. James, b. Loudon, Dec. 24, 1828 ; d. Nov. 13, 1829. 

3. Ann, b. L., Nov. io, 1830; d. Bristol, of scarlet fever, Mar. 21, 
1846, ae. 15-4-11. 

4. Susan, b. L., Nov. 24, 1831. Res. Concord. Unrn. 

5. Mary Donker, b. Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 5, 1833 ! d. Nov. 23, 
1851, ae. 18-2-18. 

6. William Isaac, b. Lynn, Mass., July 13, 1835 ; m. May 29, 1859, at 
Cohoes, N. Y., Cornelia Emma, dau. of Miron and Elvira Potter, b. Troy, 
N. Y.,June 27, 1840; d. Cohoes, Dec. 7, 1872, ae. 32-5-10. He was for 
several years an overseer in a knitting-mill at Cohoes ; in trade 20 years 
at Cohoes ; superiutendent of the Medlecott-Morgan knitting-mill at 
Springfield, Mass., till he d., Dec. 26, 1900, ae. 65-5-13. Republican, 
Methodist. Children : 

a. Charles Watson, b. Cohoes, Oct. 3, 1865 ; m. May 17, 1886, 
Mary Ellen, dau. of Martin Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Pattee, b. 
New York city, Apr. 12, 1865. He is a letter carrier in Spring- 
field, Mass. Children: (1) Mary Clara, b. Cohoes, Mar. 25, 1887. 
(2) Charles William, b. C, Oct. 12, 1888. (3) Grace Frances, b. 
Springfield, Sept. 10, 1890. 

b. Clara Belle, b. C, Aug. 27, 1867. Res. Springfield. Unm. 

7. John Henry, b. L., May 7, 1837 ; m. Apr. 8, 1866, Carrie Sophia, dau. 
of Rev. Newell Culver (See), b. May 5, 1841. Shed. Pittsfield, Mass., 
Oct. 27, 1883, ae. 42-5-22. He m. (2) June 11, 1888, Mary L., dau. of Rev. 
James C. and Sarah Ann (Chase) Aspinwall, b. Weathersfield, Vt., Nov. 
10, 1848. She graduated from Tilton Seminary 1871, and was a school 



GENEALOGIES — MUSGROVE 321 

teacher. He has been a knit goods manufacturer at Bristol, Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., Cohoes, N. Y., Stillwater, N. Y., and for 16 years superin- 
tendent of the Berkshire Knitting-mills at Pittsfield, Mass. Now presi- 
dent and manager of the Musgrove Knitting-mills, at Pittsfield. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Nellie Mabel, b. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1868 ; m. Apr. 27, 1889, 
Charles W. Mink, of Pittsfield. He d. Jan. 12, 1896, and she m. 
(2) Sept. 18, 1896, George Corwin, of Glenfield, N. Y. Children : 
(1) Caroline Elizabeth, b. Pittsfield, June n, 1890; d. Aug. 26, 
1891, ae. 1-2-15. (2) Reuben Raymond, b. Aug. 26, 1891. (3) 
John Harold, b. June 22, 1897. (4) Charles Lester, b. Aug. 21, 1898. 
(5) Laura Gertrude, b. Sept. 13, 1900; d. Oct., 1900. 

b. Carrie Gertrude, b. B., Apr. 7, 1870. Is a school teacher in 
Edgerton, Wis. 

c. Newell Culver, b. B., Feb. 7, 1873 ; d. Cohoes, N. Y., July 26, 

1873- 

d. John Culver, b. Cohoes, Mar. 7, 1880; graduated as electrical 
engineer at Cornel University, Ithaca, N. Y., 1903. 

<?. Sophie Donker, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Oct. 26, 1890. 

8. Sara Minot Chase, b. Bristol, Mar. 10, 1839. Graduated from Til- 
ton Seminary, 1865. Was teacher in the public schools, and at Poultney, 
(Vt.) Seminary ; was in city missionary work at Troy, N. Y., for the 
Second Street Presbyterian church ; and, since 1887, has maintained a 
mission home at 3,337 6th Ave., Troy. Was formerly a Methodist, now 
connected with the Christian Alliance. Unm. 

9. Richard Watson, b. B., Nov. 21, 1840. Served nearly four years 
in the Union army. (See Roll of Honor.) Was two or three years in 
the wool business, and in December, 1870, opened a printing-office in 
town, and in June, 1878, established the Bristol Weekly Enterprise , 
which are continued by him. Was six years on board of education 
of Union School district, six years town clerk, represented the town in 
legislature of 1885 ; was author of the bill to provide for the publication 
of the Register of New Hampshire Soldiers and Sailors, War of the 
Rebellion; represented the Fourth Senatorial district in the senate of 
i89i-'92, and has been for 33 years recording steward of the official board 
of the Methodist church, and chairman of trustees of Minot-Sleeper 
library since its organization. Republican, Mason, Odd Fellow, G. A. R. 
He m., Dec. 23, 1869, Henrietta Maria, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah Maria 
(Brown) Guild, b. Walpole, Sept. 14, 1843. $ ne ^ as been from girlhood 
a music teacher and church organist ; successful in training children for 
chorus singing; with her children has given concerts throughout the 
state as the "Musgrove Family." Active in church and temperance 
work. Children, all born in Bristol : 

a. Isadore Maria, b. Dec. 24, 1870; graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Inititution 1893 ; was a public reader ; m. Nov. 17, 1896, 
Prof. Charles W. Cutts, a teacher at New Hampton Institution, 
now principal of High school and superintendent of schools at 
Merrimac, Mass. She d. Merrimac, Sept. 22, 1902, ae. 31-8-28. 
Child : Mary Elisabeth, b. Bristol, Oct. 4, 1897. 

b. Frank Abbott, b. July 19, 1872. Graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Institution, 1892; Dartmouth College, 1899; now pro- 
prietor Dartmouth Press, and editor Hanover Gazette, Hanover. 

c. Carrie Etta, b. Jan. 24, 1874; pursued classical course at New 
Hampton Literary Institution ; m. Sept. 11, 1900, Pierce J. Little, 
foreman in shoe factory at Exeter. Child : Margaret Musgrove, b. 
Exeter, Jan. 23, 1903. 

d. Mary Donker, b. Oct. 22, 1875 ; graduated at New Hampton, 
1896 ; is associate editor of Bristol Enterprise; member of Metho- 
dist choir. 

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3 22 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

e. Anna Belle, b. Jan. 7, 1878. Since 1898, a student and teacher 
of music in Boston. 

/. Eugene Richard, b. Aug. 20, 1879. Graduated from Tilton 
Seminary, 1900; now a student at Dartmouth College. 

10. Adam Clark, b. B., Aug. 22, 1842. In 1862, was employed in a 
knitting-mill at Cohoes, N. Y., where he changed his first name to 
Abbott, and under this name enlished in Co. H, 115th Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Killed in action at Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 16, 1864, ae. 21-11-24. (See 
Roll of Honor.) 

11. George Gustavus Sanborn, b. B., Dec. 27, 1845 ; d. Apr. 15, 1846. 

12. Charles Marston, b. B., Feb. 2, 1848; m. Dec. 21, 1867, Sarah 
Maria, dau. of Oliver B. Fogg. (See.) A farmer in Bristol till about 
1880 ; an overseer in knitting-mills in Cohoes, N. Y., and Pittsfield, Mass., 
for 19 years. Has taken out several patents for improvements in knit- 
ting machinery ; now manufacturer of knit goods, Pittsfleld. Children : 

a. Addie Viola, b. Bristol, May 24, 1868; m. Feb. 5, 1891, Perry 
E. Miller, of Pittsfield. They res. Pawtucket, R. I., where he is a 
knit goods manufacturer. Children: (1) Florence, b. Coventry, 
R. I., Nov. 3, 1 891. (2) Clarence McArthur, b. Pittsfield, Nov. 
15, 1893. (3) Lester Arthur, b. Pawtucket, Nov. 23, 1896. 

b. William Abbott, b. B., Sept. 11, 1871 ; m. Nov. 23, 1892, Nellie 
W., dau. of Nelson and Nettie (Tayer) Parker, b. Pittsfield, Mass., 
Nov. 23, 1872. He is in the meat business at Pittsfield. Child : 
Nelson Parker, b. Dec. 12, 1894. 

c. Clara Elizabeth, b. B., Mar. 11, 1874; m. Dec. 2, 1896, Elmon 
R. Johnson, M.D., an ear, nose and throat specialist in Boston, 
Mass. Children: (1) Charles Musgrove, b. Wollaston, Feb. 2, 
1898. (2) Elmon Reuben, b. W., Aug. 16, 1901. 

d. George Egbert, b. B., Sept. 26, 1876; took a three years' 
scientific course at Dartmouth College, i899-'o2 ; now electrical 
engineer at Schenectady, N. Y. 

e. Arthur Sylvanus, b. B., Mar. 3, 1879. 
/. Grace Cole, b. Pittsfield, Jan. 7, 1883. 
g. Alberta, b. P., Nov. 13, 1885. 

THE MUZZEY FAMILY 

1. Samuel Muzzey, son of Joseph and Jane (Bartlett) 
Muzzey, was b. Boseawen, Jan. 28, 1810. He m. Sept. 13, 
1834, Sally G., dau. of William and Nancy (Gove) Blake, b. 
Andover, June 28, 18 15. They came to Bristol from Northfield 
in March, 1844, and settled in the Locke neighborhood, where 
he d. July 5, 1886, ae. 76-5-7; she d. same place, Dec. 17, 
1898, ae. 83-5-19. Farmer, Methodist, Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ann A., b. Canterbury, Nov. 6, 1835. Res. on home farm. Unm. 

3. John B., b. Northfield, Feb. 5, 1838. Was machinist in Penacook. 
Served in 2nd Regt., N. H. Vols., private, Co. E ; killed at battle of Bull 
Run, Va., Aug. 29, 1862, ae. 24-6-24. 

4. Hannah H., b. N., Mar. 13, 1840; m. Charles H. Phipps. (See.) 

5. Sarah, b. N., June 30, 1842; d. May 19, 1903, ae. 60-10-19. 

6. William Joseph, b. Bristol, June 6, 1844; m. Oct. 15, 1872, Helen 
Ann, dau. of Thomas T. and Nancy B. (Clesby) Moore, b. Concord, Mar. 
10, 1855. Was a machinist in Concord till 1892 ; a farmer in Bristol ; now 
res. Tilton. Mrs. Nancy B. Moore d. in this family in Bristol, Oct. 4, 
1888, ae. 70-0-24. Children : 




William I. Musgrove John h. MusgrovE 

Charges M. Musgrove 
Sara M. C. Musgrove Henrietta (Guild) Musgrove 



GENEALOGIES — NEALY 323 

a. Frankie William, b. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1880; d. Sept. 16, 1881, 

ae. 1-7-15- 

b. Bertha Helen, b. Penacook, July 18, 1890. 

7. Orrin Jacob, b. B., Oct. 21, 1846; m. Dec. 30, 1875, Emma Jane 
Avery, dau. John F., b. Apr. 6, 1854; d. Bristol, July 2, 1880, ae. 26-2-26. 
He m. (2) Oct. 18, 1882, Cora Augusta, dau. Frederick Kidder. (See.) 
They res. Warner. Children : 

a. Fred Charles, b. Franklin, Feb. 27, 1877. Res. Bristol. 

b. Ralph Kidder, b. Bristol, Mar. 5, 1884. 

c. Roy Chandler, b. Concord, June 22, 1890. 

d. Carl, b. C, Aug. 9, 1892. 

e. Marion E., b. Warner, Apr. 20, 1899. 

/. Son, b. Warner, Apr. 20, 1899; d. May 3, 1899. 

8. Walter Scott, b. B., July 13, 1849; m - N °v- 26 » l8 73> Ellen Cath- 
erine, dau. of David Abbott, Concord, b. Sept. 17, 1852. In meat business 
at Tilton. Children : 

a. Harry Walter, b. Franklin, Apr. 20, 1876 ; m. Oct. 17, 1898, 
Emma Jennie, dau. of Frank Lovell, b. Lawrence, Mass., July 3, 
1877. In meat business, Tilton. Children: (1) Merle Ellen, b. 
Apr. 25, 1899. (2) Miriam Lovell, b. Dec. 13, 1900. 

b. Arthur Phipps, b. July 23, 1883 ; d. Apr. 17, 1884. 

9. Albert Collis, b. B., July 6, 1851 ; m. July 20, 1880, Mary A., dau. 
Richard Thomas, b. Lawrence, Mass. In the meat business, Tilton. 
Child : 

a. Herbert Thomas, b. Tilton, Jan. 2, 1887. 

THE NEAEY FAMILY 

1. Rev. William Alson Nealy was the son of John and 

Sarah (Cooper) Nealy. He was b. West Bolton, Vt., Nov. 3, 

1845, and m. Sept. 3, 1873, Martha M., dau. of Thomas and 

Roxy (Shaw) Brill, b. St. Armands, P. Q., Jan. 9, 1850. He 

was pastor of the Free Baptist church in Bristol, 1888-90, and 

here d. June 28, 1890, ae. 44-7-25. She res. 39 Church street, 

Maiden, Mass. 

children 

2. Walter Alson, b. Putnam, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1876. Is a chemist in 
Norwood, Mass. 

3. Milo Arthur, b. Tiverton, R. I., Oct. 26. 1879; m. June 3, 1903, 
Harriet O., dau. of Charles B. and Harriet M. (Dale) Glover, b. Chelsea, 
Mass., Sept. 3, 1881. He is clerk in freight office, Maiden, Mass. 

4. Martha Alice, b. Adamsville, R. I., Dec. 9, 1886. 

THE NEESON FAMILIES 

1. The Nelsons of Bristol are descendants of Thomas Nel- 
son, the ancestor of most of the Nelsons of New England. 
Thomas and his wife, Joan, emigrated to this country with 
twenty families from Rowley, Yorkshire, England, in 1638. 
They arrived in Salem, Mass., in December, and in the spring 
following removed to a place named, a year later, Rowley, after 
their old town in England. Thomas d. in England, August 



324 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1648, where he had gone on business. They had five children, 
of whom the eldest, was 

2. Philip, b. England, 1636. He graduated from Harvard 
college in 1654, the only one in that class. He was a captain in 
Sir William Phipps's expedition against Quebec in 1690. He 
d. Aug. 19, 1691, ae. 55. He m. (1) Sarah Jewett, June 24, 
1657. She had two children and d. Feb. 14, 1665. He m. (2) 
Nov. 1, 1666, Elizabeth, dau. John Lowell, by whom he had 
eleven children. The ninth child was 

3. Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1682. He m. in 1706, Hannah, 
dau. of Capt. Samuel Brocklebank. She d. June 5, 1732, ae. 48. 
They had ten children, the second of whom was 

4. Joseph, b. Mar. 10, 1709, and res. in Rowley. He m. 
Lydia, dau. of Aaron and Elizabeth (Pearson) Pingree, Nov. 7, 
J 734- Joseph, d. Mar. 6, 1769, ae. 59-11-26; she d. Mar. 8, 
1786. They had eight children, of whom the youngest was 

5. Stephen, b. Apr. 5, 1752. He was a farmer in Sutton, 
and sold his farm during the Revolutionary war for $800 in Con- 
tinental scrip. A year or two later he purchased another farm 
in Salisbury, when he found his $800 had depreciated to $8. He 
m. Abigail Page in Salisbury. He spent the last 12 years of his 
life in the family of his son, Devi, in Bristol, where he d. Dec. 
15, 1847, ae. 95-8-10. He was the father of 11 children, four of 
whom were : 

6. Aaron, m. Jan. 20, 1807, Betsey, dau. of Jonathan Ingalls (See), b. 
Bristol, Oct. 12, 1785. They erected a farmhouse near where is now Ray- 
mond Cavis's cottage on east shore of lake, and there res. till they removed 
to No. Faystown, Vt. Later in life, they removed to Massena, N. Y., 
where they d. Children : 

a. Charles, m. Sophronia Ingalls. 

b. Luther W. 

c. Betsey, m. Walter Wheeler and d. at Raymondville, N. Y., 
Aug. 9, 1881; he d. Apr. 15, 1903. 

d. Eliza, m. Horace Ingalls. 

7. Affa, b. Aug., 1779; made her home in the family of her brother, 
Levi, in Bristol, and d. Oct. 25, 1838, ae. 59-2-. 

#8. Levi, b. Sutton, Aug. 12, 1789. 
9. Hannah, b. Salisbury, Feb. 21, 1792 ; m. Robert Heath. (See.) 

(8) Devi Nelson, son of Stephen, b. Aug. 12, 1789, m. May 
28, 1809, Sara Evans, b. Salisbury, June 3, 1788. They re- 
moved to Bristol in 18 12, and purchased the Nelson farm. The 
first dwelling on this farm stood higher up on the hillside and 
some distance west of the present highway, near the schoolhouse 
destroyed by fire in 18 16. Here he resided for some years, and 
then built a house just above the present farmhouse on this farm. 
He d. Jan. 18, 1875, ae. 85-5-6 ; she d. Dec. 14, 1877, ae. 89- 
6-1 1 . The Nelsons of Bristol have been noted for their sterling 
character, physically and mentally. 



GENEALOGIES — MUSGROVE 3 2 1 

teacher. He has been a knit goods manufacturer at Bristol, Enosburg 
Falls, Vt. ( Cohoes, N. Y., Stillwater, N. Y., and for 16 years superin- 
tendent of the Berkshire Knitting-mills at Pittsfield, Mass. Now presi- 
dent and manager of the Musgrove Knitting-mills, at Pittsfield. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Nellie Mabel, b. Bristol, Mar. 18, 1868 ; m. Apr. 27, 1889, 
Charles W. Mink, of Pittsfield. He d. Jan. 12, 1896, and she m. 
(2) Sept. t8, 1896, George Corwin, of Glenfield, N. Y. Children : 
(1) Caroline Elizabeth, b. Pittsfield, June 11, 1890; d. Aug. 26, 
1891, ae. 1-2-15. (2) Reuben Raymond, b. Aug. 26, 1891. (3) 
John Harold, b. June 22, 1897. (4) Charles Lester, b. Aug. 21, 1898. 
(5) Laura Gertrude, b. Sept. 13, 1900; d. Oct., 1900. 

b. Carrie Gertrude, b. B., Apr. 7, 1870. Is a school teacher in 
Edgerton, Wis. 

c. Newell Culver, b. B., Feb. 7, 1873 ; d. Cohoes, N. Y., July 26, 

1873- . , 

d. John Culver, b. Cohoes, Mar. 7, 1880; graduated as electrical 

engineer at Cornel University, Ithaca, N. Y., 1903. 

e. Sophie Donker, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Oct. 26, 1890. 

8. Sara Minot Chase, b. Bristol, Mar. 10, 1839. Graduated from Til- 
ton Seminary, 1865. Was teacher in the public schools, and at Poultney, 
(Vt.) Seminary ; was in city missionary work at Troy, N. Y., for the 
Second Street Presb3'terian church ; and, since 1887, has maintained a 
mission home at 3,337 6th Ave., Troy. Was formerly a Methodist, now 
connected with the Christian Alliance. Unm. 

9. Richard Watson, b. B., Nov. 21, 1840. Served nearly four years 
in the Union army. (See Roll of Honor.) Was two or three years in 
the wool business, and in December, 1870, opened a printing-office in 
town, and in June, 1878, established the Bristol Weekly Enterprise, 
which are continued by him. Was six years on board of education 
of Union School district, six years town clerk, represented the town in 
legislature of 1885 ; was author of the bill to provide for the publication 
of the Register of New Hampshire Soldiers and Sailors, War of the 
Rebellion; represented the Fourth Senatorial district in the senate of 
i89i-'92, and has been for 33 years recording steward of the official board 
of the Methodist church, and chairman of trustees of Minot-Sleeper 
library since its organization. Republican, Mason, Odd Fellow, G. A. R. 
He m., Dec. 23, 1869, Henrietta Maria, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah Maria 
(Brown) Guild, b. Walpole, Sept. 14, 1843. S ne nas been from girlhood 
a music teacher and church organist ; successful in training children for 
chorus singing; with her children has given concerts throughout the 
state as the "Musgrove Family." Active in church and temperance 
work. Children, all born in Bristol : 

a. Isadore Maria, b. Dec. 24, 1870 ; graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Inititution 1893 ; was a public reader ; m. Nov. 17, 1896, 
Prof. Charles W. Cutts, a teacher at New Hampton Institution, 
now principal of High school and superintendent of schools at 
Merrimac, Mass. She d. Merrimac, Sept. 22, 1902, ae. 31-8-28. 
Child : Mary Elisabeth, b. Bristol, Oct. 4, 1897. 

b. Frank Abbott, b. July 19, 1872. Graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Institution, 1892; Dartmouth College, 1899; now pro- 
prietor Dartmouth Press, and editor Hanover Gazette, Hanover. 

c. Carrie Etta, b. Jan. 24, 1874; pursued classical course at New 
Hampton Literary Institution ; m. Sept. n, 1900, Pierce J. Little, 
foreman in shoe factory at Exeter. Child : Margaret Musgrove, b. 
Exeter, Jan. 23, 1903. 

d. Mary Donker, b. Oct. 22, 1875; graduated at New Hampton, 
1896; is associate editor of Bristol Enterprise; member of Metho- 
dist choir. 

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322 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

e. Anna Belle, b. Jan. 7, 1878. Since 1898, a student and teacher 
of music in Boston. 

f. Eugene Richard, b. Aug. 20, 1879. Graduated from Tilton 
Seminary, 1900 ; now a student at Dartmouth College. 

10. Adam Clark, b. B., Aug. 22, 1842. In 1862, was employed in a 
knitting-mill at Cohoes, 1ST. Y., where he changed his first name to 
Abbott, and under this name enlished in Co. H, 115th Regt., N. Y. Vols. 
Killed in action at Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 16, 1864, ae. 21-11-24. (See 
Roll of Honor.) 

11. George Gustavus Sanborn, b. B., Dec. 27, 1845 ; d. Apr. 15, 1846. 

12. Charles Marston, b. B., Feb. 2, 1848; m. Dec. 21, 1867, Sarah 
Maria, dau. of Oliver B. Fogg. (See.) A farmer in Bristol till about 
1880 ; an overseer in knitting-mills in Cohoes, N. Y., and Pittsfield, Mass., 
for 19 years. Has taken out several patents for improvements in knit- 
ting machinery ; now manufacturer of knit goods, Pittsfield. Children : 

a. Addie Viola, b. Bristol, May 24, 1868 ; m. Feb. 5, 1891, Perry 
E. Miller, of Pittsfield. They res. Pawtucket, R. I., where he is a 
knit goods manufacturer. Children : (1) Florence, b. Coventry, 
R. I., Nov. 3, 1891. (2) Clarence McArthur, b. Pittsfield, Nov. 
15, 1893. (3) Lester Arthur, b. Pawtucket, Nov. 23, 1896. 

b. William Abbott, b. B., Sept. 11, 1871 ; m. Nov. 23, 1892, Nellie 
W., dau. of Nelson and Nettie (Tayer) Parker, b. Pittsfield, Mass., 
Nov. 23, 1872. He is in the meat business at Pittsfield. Child : 
Nelson Parker, b. Dec. 12, 1894. 

c. Clara Elizabeth, b. B., Mar. 11, 1874; m. Dec. 2, 1896, Elmon 
R. Johnson, M.D., an ear, nose and throat specialist in Boston, 
Mass. Children: (1) Charles Musgrove, b. Wollaston, Feb. 2, 
1898. (2) Elmon Reuben, b. W., Aug. 16, 1901. 

d. George Egbert, b. B., Sept. 26, 1876; took a three years' 
scientific course at Dartmouth College, i899~'o2 ; now electrical 
engineer at Schenectady, N. Y. 

e. Arthur Sylvanus, b. B., Mar. 3, 1879. 
/. Grace Cole, b. Pittsfield, Jan. 7, 1883. 

g. Alberta, b. P., Nov. 13, 1885. 

THE MUZZEY FAMILY 

1. Samuel Muzzey, son of Joseph and Jane (Bartlett) 
Muzzey, was b. Boseawen, Jan. 28, 18 10. He m. Sept. 13, 
1834, Sally G., dau. of William and Nancy (Gove) Blake, b. 
Andover, June 28, 18 15. They came to Bristol from Northfield 
in March, 1844, and settled in the Locke neighborhood, where 
he d. July 5, 1886, ae. 76-5-7; she d. same place, Dec. 17, 
1898, ae. 83-5-19. Farmer, Methodist, Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ann A., b. Canterbury, Nov. 6, 1835. Res - on home farm. Unm. 

3. John B., b. Northfield, Feb. 5, 1838. Was machinist in Penacook. 
Served in 2nd Regt., N. H. Vols., private, Co. E ; killed at battle of Bull 
Run, Va., Aug. 29, 1862, ae. 24-6-24. 

4. Hannah H., b. N., Mar. 13, 1840; m. Charles H. Phipps. (See.) 

5. Sarah, b. N., June 30, 1842; d. May 19, 1903, ae. 60-10-19. 

6. William Joseph, b. Bristol, June 6, 1844; m. Oct. 15, 1872, Helen 
Ann, dau. of Thomas T. and Nancy B. (Clesby) Moore, b. Concord, Mar. 
10, 1855. Was a machinist in Concord till 1892 ; a farmer in Bristol ; now 
res. Tilton. Mrs. Nancy B. Moore d. in this family in Bristol, Oct. 4, 
1888, ae. 70-0-24. Children : 




Stephen Nelson 



GENEALOGIES — NEALY 323 

a. Frankie William, b. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1880; d. Sept. 16, 1881, 

ae. I-7-I5- 

b. Bertha Helen, b. Penacook, July 18, 1890. 

7. Orrin Jacob, b. B., Oct. 21, 1846; m. Dec. 30, 1875, Emma Jane 
Avery, dau. John F., b. Apr. 6, 1854; d. Bristol, July 2, 1880, ae. 26-2-26. 
He m. (2) Oct. 18, 1882, Cora Augusta, dau. Frederick Kidder. (See.) 
They res. Warner. Children : 

a. Fred Charles, b. Franklin, Feb. 27, 1877. Res. Bristol. 

b. Ralph Kidder, b. Bristol, Mar. 5, 1884. 

c. Roy Chandler, b. Concord, June 22, 1890. 

d. Carl, b. C, Aug. 9, 1892. 

e. Marion E., b. Warner, Apr. 20, 1899. 

/. Son, b. Warner, Apr. 20, 1899 ; d. May 3, 1899. 

8. Walter Scott, b. B., July 13, 1849; m - N °v- 26 > l8 73> Ellen Cath- 
erine, dau. of David Abbott, Concord, b. Sept. 17, 1852. In meat business 
at Tilton. Children : 

a. Harry Walter, b. Franklin, Apr. 20, 1876 ; m. Oct. 17, 1898, 
Emma Jennie, dau. of Frank Lovell, b. Lawrence, Mass., July 3, 
1877. In meat business, Tilton. Children: (1) Merle Ellen, b. 
Apr. 25, 1899. (2) Miriam Lovell, b. Dec. 13, 1900. 

b. Arthur Phipps, b. July 23, 1883 ; d. Apr. 17, 1884. 

9. Albert Collis, b. B., July 6, 1851 ; m. July 20, 1880, Mary A., dau. 
Richard Thomas, b. Lawrence, Mass. In the meat business, Tilton. 
Child : 

a. Herbert Thomas, b. Tilton, Jan. 2, 1887. 

THE NEALY FAMILY 

1. Rev. William Alson Nealy was the son of John and 
Sarah (Cooper) Nealy. He was b. West Bolton, Vt., Nov. 3, 
1845, and m. Sept. 3, 1873,^ Martha M., dau. of Thomas and 
Roxy (Shaw) Brill, b. St. Armands, P. Q., Jan. 9, 1850. He 
was pastor of the Free Baptist church in Bristol, 1 888-' 90, and 
here d. June 28, 1890, ae. 44-7-25. She res. 39 Church street, 
Maiden, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

2. Walter Alson, b. Putnam, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1876. Is a chemist in 
Norwood, Mass. 

3. Milo Arthur, b. Tiverton, R. I., Oct. 26, 1879; m. June 3, 1903, 
Harriet O., dau. of Charles B. and Harriet M. (Dale) Glover, b. Chelsea, 
Mass., Sept. 3, 1881. He is clerk in freight office, Maiden, Mass. 

4. Martha Alice, b. Adamsville, R. I., Dec. 9, 1886. 

THE NELSON FAMILIES 

1 . The Nelsons of Bristol are descendants of Thomas Nel- 
son, the ancestor of most of the Nelsons of New England. 
Thomas and his wife, Joan, emigrated to this country with 
twenty families from Rowley, Yorkshire, England, in 1638. 
They arrived in Salem, Mass., in December, and in the spring 
following removed to a place named, a year later, Rowley, after 
their old town in England. Thomas d. in England, August 



324 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1648, where he had gone on business. They had five children, 
of whom the eldest, was 

2. Philip, b. England, 1636. He graduated from Harvard 
college in 1654, the only one in that class. He was a captain in 
Sir William Phipps's expedition against Quebec in 1690. He 
d. Aug. 19, 1691, ae. 55. He m. (1) Sarah Jewett, June 24, 
1657. She had two children and d. Feb. 14, 1665. He m. (2) 
Nov. 1, 1666, Elizabeth, dau. John Eowell, by whom he had 
eleven children. The ninth child was 

3. Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1682. He m. in 1706, Hannah, 
dau. of Capt. Samuel Brocklebank. She d. June 5, 1732, ae. 48. 
They had ten children, the second of whom was 

4. Joseph, b. Mar. 10, 1709, and res. in Rowley. He m. 
Lydia, dau. of Aaron and Elizabeth (Pearson) Pingree, Nov. 7, 
1734. Joseph, d. Mar. 6, 1769, ae. 59-11-26; she d. Mar. 8. 
1786. They had eight children, of whom the youngest was 

5. Stephen, b. Apr. 5, 1752. He was a farmer in Sutton, 
and sold his farm during the Revolutionary war for $800 in Con- 
tinental scrip. A year or two later he purchased another farm 
in Salisbury, when he found his $800 had depreciated to $8. He 
m. Abigail Page in Salisbury. He spent the last 12 years of his 
life in the family of his son, Levi, in Bristol, where he d. Dec. 
15, 1847, ae. 95-8-10. He was the father of 11 children, four of 
whom were : 

6. Aaron, m. Jan. 20, 1807, Betsey, dau. of Jonathan Ingalls (See), b. 
Bristol, Oct. 12, 1785. They erected a farmhouse near where is now Ray- 
mond Cavis's cottage on east shore of lake, and there res. till they removed 
to No. Faystown, Vt. Later in life, they removed to Massena, N. Y., 
where they d. Children : 

a. Charles, m. Sophronia Ingalls. 

b. Luther W. 

c. Betsey, m. Walter Wheeler and d. at Raymondville, N. Y., 
Aug. 9, 1881; he d. Apr. 15, 1903. 

d. Eliza, m. Horace Ingalls. 

7. Affa, b. Aug., 1779; made her home in the family of her brother, 
Levi, in Bristol, and d. Oct. 25, 1838, ae. 59-2-. 

#8. Levi, b. Sutton, Aug. 12, 1789. 
9. Hannah, b. Salisbury, Feb. 21, 1792 ; m. Robert Heath. (See.) 

(8) Levi Nelson, son of Stephen, b. Aug. 12, 1789, m. May 
28, 1809, Sara Evans, b. Salisbury, June 3, 1788. They re- 
moved to Bristol in 18 r 2, and purchased the Nelson farm. The 
first dwelling on this farm stood higher up on the hillside and 
some distance west of the present highway, near the schoolhouse 
destroyed by fire in 18 16. Here he resided for some years, and 
then built a house just above the present farmhouse on this farm. 
He d. Jan. 18, 1875, ae. 85-5-6 ; she d. Dec. 14, 1S77, ae. 89- 
6-1 1. The Nelsons of Bristol have been noted for their sterling 
character, physically and mentally. 



GENEALOGIES — NELSON 325 

children', all except first bora Bristol 

10. Cyrus, b. Salisbury, Oct. 3, 1810 ; d. Nov. 30, 1820, ae. 10-1-27. 
*ii. Stephen, b. Aug. 2, 181 2. 

12. Dorcas, b. Nov. 6, iSra ; m. Joseph Kidder. (See.) 
#13. Levi, b. Dec. 7, 1816. 

14. Lydia, b. Dec. 4, 1818; m. Abratn Dolloff. (See.) 

15. Hauuah, b. July 26, 1S20; d. June 23, 1829, ae. 8-10-27. 

16. Hiram, b. Jan. 24, 1822; m. Oct. 15, 1843, Sally M., dau. James and 
Lydia Randall, b. Barnstead, Feb. 15, 1820. When a young man he went 
to Texas ; returned and settled in Meredith in 1833. He served in the 12th 
Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) His last years were passed on 
a farm in Belmont, where he d. Sept. I, 1894, ae. 72-7-7. Children : 

a. Ann R., b. Bristol, Nov. 9, 1844 ; m. Sept. 6, 1865, Charles E. 
Whitney, Lake Village, d. June 25, 1891, ae. 46-7-16. 

b. Electa M., b. B., Feb. 20, 1847; m. Oct. 28, 1865, John F. Davis, 
b. Lakeport, Apr. 22, 1843. No children. 

c. Clara Belle, b. B., Dec. 15, 1850; d. Meredith, Aug. 22, 1855, 
ae. 4-8-7. 

17. John S., b. Sept. 16, 1823; m. Nov. 23, 1843, Belinda, dau. of 
Silas B. and Abbie (Sanborn) Tilton, b. Andover, Aug. 6, 1820, and d. 
Canterbury, Jan. 2, 1855, ae. 34-4-26. He m. (2) Jan. 21, 18S6, Jennie B., 
dau. John L. and Julia A. (Grant) Clement, b. Groton, Feb. 9, 1846. He 
was in California three years in the fifties, and was wagon master of the 
2nd Regt., N. H. Vols., in the Civil war, the first year of its service. 
Res. Canterbury. Children : 

a. Son, d. Aug. 13, 1844. 

b. Winfield Scott, b. Rumney,. May II, 1846; m. July 4, 1865, 
Hattie S. Glidden. 

c. Clara P., b. Hebron, Nov. 20, 1848 ; m. Mar. 6, 1878, Charles 
H. Lovejoy. 

d. Clora E., b. Groton, Nov. 28, 1850; m. Oct. 23, 1877, Solon S. 
Southard. (See.) 

e. Nellie B., b. Bristol, Jan. 31, 1S60 ; d. Jan. 21, 1881, in Canter- 
bury, ae. 20-11-20. 

18. Henry Darius, b. Sept. 30, 1825 ; m. July 4, 1847, Elizabeth G. 
Merrill, of Gilmanton. He was a blacksmith. Was killed in Lawrence, 
Mass., Oct. 5, 1852, while firing a salute in the political campaign of that 
year, ae. 27-0-5. Children : 

a. Emma, b. Manchester. 

b. Ellen E., b. Lawrence; d. Feb. 12, 1855, ae. 4-9-0. 

19. Cyrus Weeks, b. July 10, 1827; m. Jan. 31, 1852, Mary Augusta 
b. Gilmanton, Mar. 18, 1830, dau. of John and Hannah (Osborne) Mer- 
rill. He left Bristol 1850; was watchman in Stark mills at Manches- 
ter ; located on a farm on the turnpike in Plymouth in 1855, where he 
still continues. His wife d. Oct. 3, 1900, ae. 70-6-15. He m. (2) Oct. 7, 
1 901, Sarah A. (Leavitt) Hartford, who d. Jan. 30, 1902, ae. 67; he m. (3) 
Nov. 26, 1902, Lucretia C. (Lufkin) Flanders. Children: 

a. Iua Affa, b. Manchester, July 26, 1853 ; m. Oscar J. Piper, 
and res. Meredith Center. 

b. Ida Augusta, b. Plymouth, Apr. 27, 1856 ; m. Feb. 24, 1873, 
Robert Dustin, of Hebron ; (2) Dec. 26, 1891, Sherman Woodbury. 
Res. Plymouth. 

c. Ai Henry, b. P., July 19, 1857 ; m. Jennie L. Couch, Salisbury ; 
merchant, Littleton Center, Mass. 

d. May Ellen, b. P., Jan. 4, 1S59 ; m. Marcus T. Day, Pittsburg, 
Oct. 25, 1S93. Res. Pittsburg. 

e. Carrie Helen, b. P., Oct. 2, 1S63 ; m. Bennie A. Cass, Ply-- 
mouth. 

2\n 



326 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

/. Minnie Georgiana, b. P., May 19, 1865 ; m. Alfred E. Hartford, 
Hebron. Res. 12 Monument street, Somerville, Mass. 

g. Mareia Lillian, b. P. Apr. 6, 1868; in. Aug. 17, 1887, C. W. 
Prescott, Tilton. 

h. Miles Grant, b. P., July 29, 1870; m. Jan. 11, 1892, Nellie G. 
Tucker, Penacook. He is a clergyman and pastor of a church at 
Springfield, Mass. 

20. Relief, b. Ma)' 10, 1829 ; m. Jan. 6, 1853, Benjamin F. Shaw, b. 
Salisbury, Feb. 3, 1826, and d. Salisbury, Mar. 4, 1890, ae. 64-1-1. She 
and her children res. Salisbury. Children : 

a. Adoniram J., b. Dec. 9, 1853 ; d. Jan. 15, 1857, ae. 3-1-6. 

b. Charles, b. June 22, 1855. 

c. Naomi A., b. Nov. 8, 185S. 

d. Oscar F., b. Dec. 20, 1862. 
<?. Sarah E., b. Dec. 16, 1864. 

21. Oren, b. Apr. 25, 1831 ; m. Dec. 1, 1853, Mahala P., dau. of 
Gilman Ingalls (See), b. Feb. 8, 1830. He was a. farmer and res. on a 
farm near Danforth brook, on road to New Hampton, where he d. Nov. 
8, 1887, ae. 56-6-13. Republican. Free Baptist. She d. Bristol, Jan. 29, 
1902, ae. 71-11-21. Children : 

a. Arthur Vale, b. Bristol, Aug. 21, 1854 ; m. Eva Adeline Hall, 
and d. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 27, 1884, ae. 30-2-6. 

b. Alvin Sumner, b. B., Apr. 4, 1859; d. Sept. 29, 1859. 

c. Winnie Augusta, b. B., Dec. 21, 1864; d. Mar. 15, 1865. 

d. Augusta Ingalls, b. B., Apr. 20, 1869; m. (1) Everett H. 
Emmons. (See.) She m. (2) Scott Tirrell. (See.) 

22. Norman G., b. Dec. 4, 1832 ; m. May 20, 1854, Frances, dau. of 
Ansel and Elisabeth (Vickery) Weeks, b. Merrimack, Feb. 22, 1831. 
Was a blacksmith and millwright. Went to Lawrence, Mass., in 1851. 
Has been for many years superintendent of the U. S. Tubular Bell com- 
pany's works at Methuen, Mass. Res. Lawrence. She d. Aug. 23, 1900, 
ae. 69-6-1, and he m. Sept. 16, 1902, Mrs. Martha (George) Baxter. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Lindsey A., b. Meredith, Apr. 29, 1857; m. Nov., 1885, Lonie 
W. Chandler, and res. Lawrence. 

b. Leo G., b. M., July 6, 1859. Res. Lawrence. Unm. 

(11) Stephen Nelson, son of Levi, b. Bristol-, Aug. 2, 1812, 
m. Mar. 15, 1S38, Louisa, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Worthen) 
Prescott, b. Bridgewater, Feb. 5, 18 13, and d. Bristol, Mar. 
16, 1893, ae. 80-1-1 1 . He was a farmer on the home farm and a 
teamster, making frequent trips to Boston with a six-horse 
freight wagon, carrying country produce and returning with 
goods for the farmers or country traders. He was a Repub- 
lican, and member of the Free Baptist church. He d. Feb. 17, 
1892, ae. 79-6-15. 

children, all born in Bristol 

23. Dan Prescott, b. Nov. 12, 1838 ; killed at battle of Chancellors- 
ville, May 3, 1863, ae. 24-5-21. (See Roll of Honor.) 

24. Albert Day, b. Jan. 28, 1840 ; d. Feb. io, 1865, of disease contracted 
in the army, ae. 25-0-12. (See'Roll of Honor.) 

25. Major Jesse, b. Mar. 14, 184 1 ; m. July 19, 1867, Susie Mary, 
dau. William H. and Susan Samler, b. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1850. Ik- 
served in Co. D, 12th Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) Farmer; 
has res. in Norwood, Mass., since about 1880. Children : 



GENEALOGIES — NICHOLS 327 

a. William Satnler, b. Hammouton, N. J., Apr. r5, i858. 

b. Flora Louise, b. Salem, Mass., Nov. 15, 1870; d. Aug. 14, 1871. 

c. Albert Stephen, b. S., June 22, 1872; d. Oct. 21, 1872. 

d. Jesse Edwin, b. S., Apr. 11, 1875 ; d. Apr. 23, 18S1, ae. 6-0-12. 

26. Daughter, b. 1843. 

27. Harriet M., b. June 9, 1845 ; d. May 26, 1S67, ae. 21-11-17. 

28. Sarah E., b. Nov. 18, 1846; m. George A. Robie. (See.) 

29. Martha Smith, b. Aug. 8, 1850; m. (1) Jan. 3, 1871, George Car- 
rol Mason, who d. Hill, Nov. 4, 1875. She m. (2) May 15, 1877, Luther 
JL. Mason, and res. Hill. Children : 

a. Harry Ruric, b. Hill, Apr. 20, 1S72 ; m. June 22, 1892, Sadie 
J. Liudsey. Res. Dorchester, Mass. Child: (1) Harold Lind- 
sey, b. Mar. 3, 1894. 

b. Lillian Blanch, b. Feb. 28, 1878. 

c. Martha Belle, b. Aug. 11, 1879. 

30. Finette Eva, b. Apr. 6, 1853 ; m. Joshua D. Hemphill. (See.) 

31. Levi Joseph, b. Nov. 19, 1856 ; in. Sept. 28, 1881, Mrs. Zoa O. Dow, 
dau. Stephen P. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Wiggin, b. Ashland, June 10, 
1858. He is a farmer on the farm occupied by his father and grandfather. 
Republican. Children : 

a. Ralph Waldo, b. Mar. 27, 1883. 

b. Orea Prescott, ) , T 00 
c\ 1 e. *,u ro. June 20, iS8v 

c. Oral Stephen, J J . .' * 

(13) I,evi Nelson, son of Levi, b. Bristol, Dec. 7, 1816, m. 
Apr. 21, 1846, Lucinda Thompson, dau. of David Batchel- 
der (See), b. Bridgewater, Apr. 5, 1826, and d. Bristol, Apr. 
7, 1895, ae. 69-0-2. He was a farmer and shoemaker. He built 
a farmhouse on the site of the Huntington house, on east side 
of highway from the Clay farmhouse, which he removed later to 
Summer street, the house now occupied by Charles H. Phipps. 
He d. Bristol, May 18, 1899, ae. 82-5-1 1. 

CHILDREN 

32. Cynthia, d. in infancy. 

33. Hattie, b. Hebron, May 7, 1856; m. Nov. 4, 1872, Clark O. 
Braley. Res. Alexandria. Children : 

a. Christie Allen. b. George Edmonds. c. Iola. 

34. Lilla Arrimetta, b. Hill, June S, 1S58 ; m. Edward S. Gilman. 
(See.) 

35. Stephen, b. Nov. 3, 1859 ; d. May 21, 1S69, ae. 9-6-18. 

THE NICHOLS FAMILY 

1. Charles Frederick Barron Darrell Nichols, the son of 
Luther Washington and Sarah Jane Talbot (Darrell) Nichols, 
was b. Boston, Mass., May 26, 1846. He m., Sept. 19, 1872, 
Alice L., dau. of John Adams and Jane Woodbury (Roberts) 
Lang, b. Meredith, Oct. 20, 1852. He early entered the employ 
of the Northern railroad, serving as clerk, and passenger con- 
ductor for 20 years. In July, 1875, he succeeded Oscar F. 
Morse as conductor on the Bristol branch, continuing till Sep- 
tember, 1883, when he resigned. On leaving Bristol, he engaged 



328 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

with his father-in-law in the manufacture of piano cases at 
Meredith ; was proprietor of cafe at Nashua Junction railroad 
station. In March, 1902, purchased the "Corner Book and Art 
store," Concord, where he is now in trade. 

child 
2. Joseph Percival, b. Concord, Apr. 22, 1885. 

THE NORRIS FAMILIES 

1. Rev. George Washington Norris is the son of Benja- 
min and Zaphira (Ross) Norris, b. Dorchester, July 7, 1837. 
He m., Sept. 26, 1863, Martha F., dau. of Henry and Martha 
(French) Sanders, b. Wilmot, May 9, 1835, and d. Dover, Mar. 
6, 1895, ae. 59-9-27. He m. (2) Nov. 23, 1896, Mary Augusta 
Hamilton, who had been for 26 years a teacher in the public 
schools of Lawrence, Mass.; b. Lawrence, Sept. 21, 1848, dau. 
of Oliver B. and Mary Hamilton. He has been a Methodist 
clergyman and member of the New Hampshire conference since 
1864, 14 years as presiding elder. Was pastor of the M. E. 
church in Bristol three years from 1871. Res. in Lawrence. 

child 

2. George Charming (adopted), b. about Sept., 1866. Was eight 

months on a whaling cruise on the Atlantic; served in the 1st N. H. 

Regt., Spanish war. Now employed by Concord Axle company at Pena- 

cook. He m., in Concord, Mary Abbie Plummer, of Boscawen. Children : 

a. Irving F. b. Howard C. 

c. Charlotte Abbie, b. June 30, 1902. 



i. Harry William Taylor Norris is the son of William T. 
and Mennetta (Martin) Norris. He was b. Danbury, Mar. 9, 
1877, and m. June 22, 1898, Rose E., dau. of George F. Follans- 
bee. (See.) He was a boot and shoe dealer in Emerson block 
for five years, till Oct., 1S99. Is now head waiter Hotel Rock- 
ingham, Portsmouth. 

THE NO YES FAMILY 

1 . Fred Eugene Noyes is a son of Fred Page and Anna 
(Johnson) Noyes. He was b. in Landaff, Oct. 17, 1869, and m. 
Jan. 19, 1897, Lill Ethel, dau. of W T ill A. Shaw (See), b. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1S72. Since June 1, 1900, has been pro- 
prietor of the North End store. 

CHILDREN 

2. Helen Ardele, b. Tilton, Mar. 12, 1900; d, Bristol, Nov. 21, 1901, 
ae. 1-8-9. 

3. Harold Arthur, b. Bristol, Mar. 12, 1902. 



GENEALOGIES — NUDD 329 

THE NUDD FAMILY 

1. Andrew Taylor Nudd, son of Benjamin, was b. in Lou- 
don, May 8, 1849. He served as a private in Co. H, 18th Regt., 
N. H. Vols., Civil war, and came to Bristol soon after the war. 
He m., Aug. 8, 1S69, Abra Ann, dau. of Philip S. Drake (See), 
b. Jan. 13, 185 1 . He d. in Bristol, Jan. 10, 1882, ae. 32-8-2. 
She d. Laconia, Sept. 4, 1S92, ae. 41-7-21. 

THE OAKLEY FAMILIES 

1. Stephen A. Oakley was a son of David and Charity 
Oakley. He was b. Yonkers, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1813, and m. 
Sarah Louise, dau. of Greenleaf Blake (See), b. Jan. 29, 1814. 
He spent the greater portion of his life in New York, and came 
to Bristol about 1S73. Here he d., June 26, 1880, ae. 66-9-7. 
She d. Randolph, Vt., in Jan., 1897, ae. 83. No children. 



1. William Thatcher Oakley, a brother of the above, was 
b. Yonkers, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1828. He m. Mar. 22, 1865, A. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Hardham) Tharp, b. 
New York city, Jan. 8, 1836. He was an expressman in New 
York; located in Bristol, 1875, and here d. Mar. 13, 1884, ae. 
55-2-13. She res. Bristol. Methodists. 

children 

2. Minnie L., b. New York city, Dec. 24, 1865 ; d. Mar. 29, 1876, ae. 
10-3-5. 

3. Clara J., b. N. Y., Mar. 9, 1873; m. (1) Arthur T. Chase; (2) 
Homer H. Hutchinson. (See.) Methodist, member of choir. 

4. Charles T., b. Bristol, May 29, 1880 ; d. Mar. 6, 1881. 

THE O'LEARY FAMILY 

1. Arthur O'Leary, son of Arthur and Julia (O'Brien) 
O'Leary, was b. Nashua, Nov. 19, 1847. He m. Oct. 13, 1872, 
Ida Lizzie, dau. of Joel C. Adams. (See.) She d. July 12, 
1888, ae. 33-9-, and he m. July 12, 1889, Ella A., dau. of 
Henry \V., and Margaret (Frizzell) Stoddard, b. Canaan, Vt., 
Nov. 24, 1851. He came to Bristol 1869. Laborer. Repub- 
lican. 

2. Arthur, b. Bristol, Aug. 15, 1874 ; d. Oct. 19, 1874. 

3. Bert Klmcr, b. B., Aug. 9, 1876. Res. Montpelier, Vt. 

4. Arthur Leslie, b. B., July 27, 1892. 

5. Elbou Stoddard, b. B., Mar. 7, 1895. 

THE ORDWAY FAMILY 

1. Col. Giles W. Ordway, the son of Giles and Elizabeth 
(Webster) Ordway, was b. in Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 27, 181 1. 



330 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

He was of the fifth generation from James Ordway, who came to 
this country from England or Wales between 1635 and 1640 ; 
settled in Dover in 1641, and m. Anne Emery in 1648. The 
grandfather of Col. Giles was Edward, Jr., who served in the 
Colonial wars and was with Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. 
He settled in Sutton and there d. at great age ; his wife d. the 
same day. Col. Ordway went to Concord with his parents in 
1 82 1. He was a brick and stone mason and had charge of lay- 
ing the stone work for the extension of the U. S. General Post- 
office building, and of the brick work for the extension of the 
U. S. Patent Office building, Washington. He superintended 
the stone work for six bridges on the river between Manchester 
and Bridgewater. He was captain of a company of infantry in 
the militia in Concord, i834-'39, and Division inspector general 
on Gen. Wm. R. Parker's staff in 1849, with rank of colonel. 
In 1853, was member of common council, of Concord. He 
m. (1) Feb. 22, 1837, Jane Morrison, of Pembroke. She was 
b. Mar. 24, 1807, and d. Mar. 18, 1852, ae. 44-11-24. He m. 
(2) Nov. 29, 1853, Betsey Abbott, of Hooksett, b. Jan. 12, 1824, 
and now res. in Manchester. He came to Bristol, Dec. 27, 1864, 
and lived on the David H. Sleeper farm near foot of the lake, 
where he d. Mar. 26, 1873, ae. 61-6-29. 

CHILDREN 

2. Isaac Henry, b. Dec. 2, 1838; a stone mason, res. Concord, unm. 

3. George Renton, d. in infancy. 

4. Jennie, b. Washington, D. C, Aug. 2, 1858; m. Nov. 25, 1886, 
Joshua F. Martin, of Weare. Res. Manchester. Children: 

a. Giles Ordway, b. Oct. 19, 1894. 

b. Richard Hadley, b. Oct. 3, 1896. 

c. Philip Abbott, b. June 2, 1S99. 

THE OSGOOD FAMILIES 

1. Thomas Emerton Osgood was a son of Timothy and 
Deborah (Pierce) Osgood. He was b. in Hebron, June 26, 
1814, and m. Nov. 16, 1846, Sylvia, dau. of Jacob and Betsey 
(Scales) Lovejoy, b. Rehoboth, Mass., Oct. 16, 1828. He was 
a carpenter and joiner in Hebron till fall of 1856 or '57; after 
which his legal home was in Bristol. She d. Bristol, Dec. 13, 
1S58, ae. 30-1-27. He served in the 12th Regt., N. H. Vols. 
(See Roll of Honor.) After the war, spent a portion of his time 
at Woonsocket, R. I., and Hopedale, Mass. Republican, Odd 
Fellow, Universalist. He d. Bristol, Oct. 16, 1896, ae. 82-3-20; 
death was hastened by his being struck by a runaway horse. 
The sunshine of his life was conspicuous in his old age, and he 
died in perfect contentment and in a firm trust in God. 

CHILDREN 

2. Timothy, b. Hebron, Sept. 8, 1S49 ; m. Sept. 28, 1876, Sarah E., dau. 
of Dearborn and Margaret (Haines) French, b. Barustead, Dec. 29, 1S48. 



GENEALOGIES — PADDLEFORD 331 

She d. Hopedale, Mass., Jan. 17, 1895, ae. 46-0-18. He res. Hopedale. 
Machinist. Children : 

a. Paul, b. aud d. July 4, 1878. 
b'. Harry, b. aud d. May 24, 1879. 

3. Betsey Jane, b. H., Feb. 3, 1851 ; m. John R. Bennett. Res. 
Medfleld. 

4. Clara Sylvia, b. H., Oct. 28, 1S54 ; m. July 2, 1876, Frank H. 
French. 

5. Deborah Pierce, b. H., Nov. 28, 1856; m. Dec. 2, 1899, Charles A. 
Palmer. 

6. Joseph Lovejoy, b. Bristol, Dec. 8, 1858 ; in. Aug. 30, 1879, Mary 
E. Cliue. Res. Ansouia, Conn. Four children. 



1. Reuben Osgood was b. in Sanbornton June 7, 1778. 
He m. Ann Clifford, Sept. 30, 1783. They settled in Bristol 
about 1838, and here he d., Jan. 17, 1S65, ae. 86-7-10. She d. 
Mar. 1, 1S54, ae. 70-5-1. He was a tailor and res. Lake street. 

children 

2. Mahala Rollins, b. Sanbornton, Sept. 21, 1805 ; m. Moses G. Ed- 
gerly. (See.) 

3. Edward Mudgett, b. June^, 1813; m. Susan A. Taylor and came 
to Bristol about 1840 from Amosk'eag, and here they d.: she, May 1, 1848; 
he, July 6, 1849, ae. 36-0-7. Children : 

a. Edward F., b. Mar., 1835; d. Bristol, Sept. 29, 1853, ae. 18-6-. 

b. Lydia, b. Bristol, res. Boston, Mass. 

c. Frank, b. B.; was a merchant tailor in Boston. 

THE PADDLEFORD FAMILY 

1. John Blake Paddleford is a son of Joseph B. and Mehit- 
able (Walker) Paddleford. He was b. Hanover, Feb. 1, i860, 
and m. Sept. 1, 1892, Edith Josephine, dau. of Robert B. and 
Josephine (Kellogg) Lillie, b. Yellow Springs, Ohio, Oct. 21, 
1872. He was a farmer in Hanover till 1892 ; since then, a job 
teamster in Bristol. Odd Fellow, Republican. 

children 

2. Robert Dean, b. Bristol, Apr. 4, 1894. 

3. John Clifton, b. B., Oct. 9, 1S96. 

THE PAGE FAMILIES 

1 . Onesiphorus Page was a resident of that part of New 
Chester now Hill as early as 1808 ; in the early twenties, he 
occupied the Fisk block in Bristol village. He was evidently a 
prominent man in his day, being one of the incorporators of the 
New Chester and Danbury pike in 1808 and of the Central 
bridge in 1820. He d. Jan. 27, 1827, ae. 50. The name of his 
wife was Jane. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ouesiphorus J., b. 1815 ; d. Dec. 11, 1824, ae. 9 years. 

3. Mary Ann, b. Nov., 1818 ; d. Aug. 16, 1821, ae. 2-9. 



332 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Isaac Page and his wife, Dolly Cilley, were residents of 
Bristol for some years previous to their death, their home beino- 
on Merrimack street, and there she d. Aug. 19, 1856, ae. 72-7-. 
He d. July 9, 1S65, ae. 79-6-. A son, 

2. Samuel, was b. Andover, June 16, 1S18. Hem. (r) Mary 
Wells who d. in Bristol, Jan. 15, 1858, ae. 39. Hem. (2) Aug. 
23, 1S5S, Abby E., dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail M. (Wil- 
liams) Moulton, b. Emden, Me., Dec. 25, 1833. He settled in 
Bristol, 1S47, was a cabinet maker, and here d. Dec. 22, 1879, 
ae. 61-6-6. She res. Lawrence, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

3. Mamie E , b. Bristol, Aug. 23, i860; d. Nov. 7, 1862, ae. 2-2-14. 

4. John Wadleigh, b. B., Jan. 23, 1862 ; m. July 28, 1894, May Flor- 
ena Witham, b. Rockport, Mass., June 9, 1S62. He is a conductor on 
Western Division of Boston & Maine railroad. Res. Lawrence, Mass. 
Children : 

a. Emma Witham, b. Lawrence, Aug. 12, 1S95. 

b. Kenneth Allen, b. L., Mar. 28, 1902. 



i. Mitchell Hibbard Page, son of John and Dorcas (Hib- 
bard) Page, was b. in Ryegate, Vt., Apr. n, 18 10. He settled 
in Bristol about 1834, and m. July 18, 1837, Dorothy S., dau. of 
Benjamin Locke (See), b. Mar. 25, 1819. Later he res. in San- 
bornton, Hebron, Groton, Bridgewater, and again in Bristol, 
where he d. Aug. 16, 1S90, ae. 80-4-5. Carpenter. Methodist. 
She res. Bristol. 

CHILDREN 

2. Martin Van Buren, b. Bristol, Jan. 15, 1838. Went West in 1856 ; 
has res. many years in Eau Claire, Wis. He m. (1) Katherine Keudricks ; 
(2) Lavina Thompson. Four children ; two d. 

3. Levi Locke, b. B., Sept. 6, 1839; m. Dec, 1861, Hannah W., dau. 
of Asa Drew. (See.) He served in the 7th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. at 
Fort Jefferson, Fla., Mar. 21, 1862, ae. 22-6-15. (See Roll of Honor.) 
She m. (2) Lorenzo Flanders, Bridgewater. 

4. Lizzie A., b. Hebron, May 21, 1841 ; m. Harvey W. Drew. (See.) 

5. John C, b. Groton, May 28, 1843 ; m. Georgianna Hall. Served 
in 7th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. at Fort Jefferson, Fla., Apr. 16, 1862, ae. 
1S-10-1S. 

6. Andrew J., b. Hebron, June 2, 1845. He served as. private in Co. 
B, 9th Regt., N. H. Vols.; was captured at Poplar Grove Church, Va., 
Sept. 30, 1S64, and was confined in Salisbury (N. C.) prison; escaped 
therefrom ; re-captured, and d. in prison, Dec. 25, 1S64, ae. 19-6-23. 

7. Nathaniel Springer, b. II., Sept. 6, 1846; m. July 4, 1S66, Mary 
Jane, dau. of Samuel Hollon. He served in the 9th and 6th Regts., N. 
H. Vols. Res. Leominster, Mass. Child : 

a. Lillian A., b. Bridgewater, Apr. 15, 1S67 ; m. (1) Feb. 26, 
18S5, Arthur L. Adams; (2) Jan. 11, 1894, Lewis O. Hawkins. 
Three children. Res. Meredith. 
S. Ruth B., b. II., Sept. 8, 1849 ;_m. Nov. 22, 1866, John Smith. 
9. James II., b. Bristol, May 8, 1S51 ; d. Oct. 4, 1870, ae. 19-4-26. 
10. Lavina J., b. B., Sept. 20, 1S54 ; m. (1) Henry W. Drake; m. 
(2) Oscar F. Morse. (See.) 



GENEALOGIES — PAIGE 333 

THE PAIGE FAMILY 

i. Cyrus Paige, son of Jonathan and Judith (Coburn) 
Paige, was b. in Deering, in 1811. He m. Maribah, dau. of 
Josiah Mason, b. Hill, in 1809. He was of the 9th generation 
from John Paige, of Dedham, who came to this country in 163-. 
He came to Bristol from Hill in 1840 ; res. Profile Falls ; built a 
house near base of Alexandria hill, about opposite David P. 
Hoyt's residence, moved in while in process of building and d. 
before it was completed, Aug. 11, 1848, ae. 37. He was a car- 
penter. She res. later on Summer street, till fall of 1859, then 
removed to So. Boston, where she d. May 16, t866, ae. 57. 

CHILDREN 

2. Hiram Lemuel, b. Hill, Feb. 22, 1836; m. 1870, Leavie Rebecca, 
dau. of Joseph Paget, b. South Boston, Mass., Mar. 12, 1848. He left 
Bristol when 21 years of age and has been for many years a machinist in 
the employ of the Michigan Central railroad at Jackson, Mich. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Albert, b. Mar. 7, 1873; d. Aug. 24, 1873. 

b. Cora Ella, b. Dec. 27, 1874. 

3. Susan Marium, b. H., Sept. 9, 1842. Res. Lowell, Mass.; unm. 

4. Mary Barnard, b. Bristol, Aug. 28, 1844; m. July 30, 1881, Wil- 
liam Gelston, and res. 200 Hale street, Lowell, Mass. Child : 

a. George S., b. Manchester, Oct. 30, 1885 ; d. Dec. 19, 1889, ae. 
4-1-19. 

THE PATTEE FAMILIES 

1. Lewis F. Pattee is a son of Moses and Jane (Gordon) 
Pattee. He was b. Alexandria, Mar. 23, 1834. He m., Jan. 
25, 1 86 1, Mary Philbrick Ingalls, dau. of Gilman (See), b. Jan. 
3, 1834. He has been a farmer and stone mason in Alexandria 
and Bristol. Is a Republican and a Methodist. 

children 

2. Fred Lewis, b. Bristol, Mar. 22, 1863 ; m. Mar. 9, 1889, Anna L., 
dau. of Charles N. and Louisa (Simons) Plumer, b. in Alexandria, Dec. 
9, 1859. He graduated from New Hampton Literary Institution, 1884 ; 
Dartmouth College, 1888. Is professor of English and rhetoric at Penn- 
sylvania State College. (See Chapter on Literature, Vol. 1.) Child: 

a. Sara Lewis, b. State College, Pa., May 13, 1895. 

3. Charles Henry, b. B., Oct. 26, 1864; graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Institution, 1886 ; m. Dec. 25, 1889, Sadie \V. Morey, b. Wil- 
mot ; res. Ashland. Child : 

a. Charles Walter, b. Dec. 12, 1890. 

4. Mary Lou, b. Alexandria, Mar. 4, 1872. 



i. Henry H. Pattee is a son of Moses and Jane (Gordon) 



334 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Pattee. He was b. Alexandria, June 12, 1839. He in., Feb. 1, 
1868, Ellen Frances, dau. of Hezekiah D. and Sarah (Cole) 
Gale, b. Alexandria, Mar. 3, 1846. She d. Bristol, Feb. 13, 
1896, ae. 49-1 1-10. Farmer and stone mason in Alexandria, 
and since 1885, in Bristol. Methodist, Republican, G. A. R. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ida Florence, b. Alexandria, Sept. 27, 1875. Was graduated 
from State Normal School, Plymouth. Is a school teacher in Minnesota. 

3. George Kynett, b. A., Sept. 5, 1879. Graduated from New Hamp- 
ton Literary Institution, 1898 ; Dartmouth College, 1902 ; took one year 
post-graduate course, receiving the degree of A.M. in 1903. Teacher of 
Latin and Greek at Pensacola, Fla. 



i. James Monroe Pattee, is a son of Moses and Jane (Gor- 
don) Pattee. He was b. Alexandria, Dec. 1, 1845, and has 
been a laborer in Bristol since 1888. Unm. Republican, Meth- 
odist. 

THE PATTEN FAMILIES 

1. James Patten, son of John and Jane (Abbott) Patten 
was b. Alexandria, July 7, 1817. He m., Mar. 8, 1840, Emeline, 
dau. of Daniel Mills, b. Corinth, Vt.; d. Alexandria, Sept. 
5, 1865. He m., Mar. 8, 1866, Phebe, dau. of Moses Burns. 
She d. Alexandria, Nov. 11, 1877. He m. May 25, 1878, Mrs. 
Eliza Ann, widow of Gilman D. Eaney. (See.) James Patten 
was a carpenter and farmer. Came to Bristol about 1854, later 
lived on Burns' s hill in Alexandria ; back to Bristol about 1882, 
on the Levi Locke farm, Summer street. Republican. No chil- 
dren. Has been confined to his bed for nearly 11 years. 



1. Manson B. Patten is a son of Benjamin and Polly 
(Hastings) Patten, b. Alexandria, Nov. 4, 1848, m. June 22, 
1870, Nellie, dau. of Uriah and Laura (Bailey) Pearson. He 
is a farmer just north of Smith's river. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Mabel, b. Feb. 3, 1872. 

3. Fred B., b. June 27, 1874; d. Aug. 14, 1875, ae. 1-1-17. 

4. Fred H., b. May 6, 1877. 5. Anna L-, b. Oct. 21, 1887. 



i. Frank C. Patten, a son of Hadley B. and Nellie E. 
Patten, was b. Alexandria, Apr. 29, 1874, and m. June 16, 1894, 
Mrs. Jennie B. Doe, dau. of Dearborn Gray (See), b. Apr. 3, 
1870. He is a farmer near Alexandria line, and stage driver. 



GENEALOGIES — PEARSON 335 

THE PEARSON FAMILY 

1. Willard J. Pearson, son of William and Mary (Jones) 
Pearson, was b. Tewksbury, Mass., July 29, 1799, and d. Dan- 
bury, Jan. 22, 1875, ae. 75-5-23. In 1819, he in. Harriet 
Avery, dau. of Ebenezer, b. Gilmanton, Feb. 16, 1802, and d. 
Danbury, July 22, 1874, ae. 72-5-6. He was a carpenter and 
stone mason ; came from Hill, 1836 ; res. in Bristol on 
north bank of Smith's river. After six years removed to 
Alexandria. 

children 

2. Mary J., b. Hill, Jan. 25, 1820; d. 1862, ae. 42. 

3. John, b. H., Oct. 29, 1822 ; d. when 2 years old. 

4. Sherburn, b. H., Aug. 13, 1824 ; twice m.; d. in Orange, 1877, 
ae. 53. 

5. Cyrus J., b. H., Feb. 2, 1826; m. Freelove King; d. Attleboro, 
Mass., 1893, ae. 67. Widow res. Attleboro. Two children. 

6. Esther B., b. H., Aug. 11, 1828 ; m. William Currier, res. Iowa. 

7. Horace B., b. H., Apr. 27, 1830; m. Lovey J. Gray, Alexandria. 
Res. Farmington. Five children. 

8. Joseph S., b. H., Jan. 19, 1832. Unm. 

9. Eliza J., b. H., Mar. 6, 1835; m. Samuel A. Patten; res. Alexan- 
dria. Five children. 

10. Arvilla A., b. Bristol, Jan. 12, 1838; m. William H. Currier. He 
d. Warren, 1894. She d. 

11. Willard A., b. B., Aug. 12, 1840; m. Sarah Gray; d. Alexandria, 
May 15, 1876, ae. 35-9-3. His widow res. Hill. Two children. 

12. Harriet M., b. Hill, Jan. 8, 1845; m - Josiah H. Welton and res. 
Central Falls, R. I. One child, m. John Danforth. 

#13. Charles Avery, b. Alexandria, May 27, 1847. 

14. George W., b. A., Aug. 25, 1850; m. (1) Augusta Braley ; (2) 
Mary Whitcher. Res. Bristol. No children. 

(13) Charles A. Pearson, b. May 27, 1847, m. Sept. 25, 
1867, Irena G., dau. of Heman J. Welton, b. Alexandria, 1845, 
d. Grafton, July 25, 1874, ae. 29. He m. Dec. 5, 1875, Ella A., 
dau. Lorenzo and Elizabeth (Briggs) Braley, b. Danbury, 1856, 
d. Bristol, Feb. 15, 1884, ae. 28. He m., Dec. 12, 1884, Fran- 
celia, dau. of Cyrus and Rectyna (Roe) Ladd and widow of 
Charles M. Rollins, b. Mar. — , 1839. He was a blacksmith in 
Alexandria ; in Bristol from Nov., 1879, till Oct., 1891 ; in Hins- 
dale and now a farmer in Winchester. 

CHILDREN 

15. Bert Haskins, b. Grafton, July 4, 1868. Was clerk for some years 
at Revere House, Boston, Mass.; now keeping a riding school at North 
Hampton, Mass. Unm. 

16. Will Leston, b. G., June 27, 1873. Now employed in Winter Place 
hotel, Boston. 

17. Edith Elizabeth, b. G., May 27, 1881. 

Ruby Mable Rollins, dau. of Mrs. Pearson, was b. in Alexandria, 
Apr. 20, 1867 ; m. Oct. 13, 1892, Charles H. Pearson, of Hinsdale. 



336 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

THE PEASLEE FAMILY 

i. "Dr." Peter Peaslee and his wife, Hannah, were set- 
tlers south of Smith's river as early as 1810. They came from 
Epsom. He d. 1839, ae. 89 years. 

CHILDREN 

2. Anne, b. Nov. 10, 1800; m. Oct. 10, 1826, Ira Ash, of New Ches- 
ter; (2) David Eaton. (See.) 

3. Rachel, b. Nov. 11, 1801. 

4. Peter, b. Feb. 24, 1803. Hung himself on the Peaslee place in 
Bristol. 

5. Hannah, b. Nov. 3, 1806 ; m. May 3, 1836, John Austin. 

6. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1808; m. Elijah Ballou. (See.) 

7. Saniuel, b. Sept. 10, 1809 ; m. and d. in Dorchester. 
#8. John P., b. July 31, 1812. 

9. James, b. June 8, 1814; m. Batchelder and res. Alexandria. 

(8) John P. Peaslee, b. Juty 31, 1812, m. Nov., 1833, 
Cynthia, dau. of Oliver Ballou. (See.) He was a fanner in 
Hill and at Profile Falls. Committed suicide in Bristol, Sept. 
19, 1873, ae. 61-1-18. She d. Aug. 7, 1870, ae. 77—1 1— . 

children 

10. Sarah Jane, b. June 9, 1837; d. Aug. 23, 1862, unm., ae. 25-2-14. 

11. Aaron, a twin brother of Sarah Jane, is a farmer at Profile Falls. 
Unm. 

12. Cynthia A., b. Jan. 28, 1848; d. Feb. 6, 1868, ae. 20-0-8. 

THE PERKINS FAMILIES 

1. Benjamin Franklin Perkins was b. in Center Harbor, 
Jan. 7, 1 83 1. His father was Benjamin, b. Haverhill, Mass., 
July 13, 1 791, and d. New Hampton, Jan. 24, 1862, ae. 70-6-1 1. 
His mother was Mary (Drake) Perkins, b. New Hampton, June 
24, 1800, and educated at the old institution in that town and 
res. in Bristol from 1865, till she d., Jan. 30, 1890, ae. 89-7-6. 
Benjamin F. attended the high school at Ashland ; left home 
when 16 years of age and learned the bricklayer's trade in Bos- 
ton, Mass. He worked at his trade summers and attended a 
commercial school at Lowell, Mass., winters, and in this way com- 
pleted his education. In Sept., 1854, he m. Susan M., dau. of 
Otis and Mary (Magoon) Perry, b. Mar. 7, 183 1. He m. (2) 
Jan. 13, 1890, Mrs. Flora A. Ford. In 1856, he removed to 
New Hampton, where he was selectman six years and town 
treasurer. As first selectman, he was town agent to fill the 
town's quota for the army during the Civil war, and at the same 
time acted as government agent for the enlistment of men. He 
was drafted for the army ; rejected on examination, but put 
in a substitute at the cost of $200. He represented New Hamp- 
ton in the legislature two years. He came to Bristol in 1866, 



GENEALOGIES — PERKINS 337 

and, in company with George Z. Collins, of Boston, bought the 
saw-mill where is now the paper-mill of the Train-Smith com- 
pany, and engaged in the manufacture of strawboard under the 
firm name of B. F. Perkins & Co. One year later he and Burley 
M. Ames purchased Mr. Collins's interest, and the business was 
continued under the old name. In Jan., 1872, the firm of 
Mason, Perkins & Co. was formed. Mr. Ames sold his 
interest to the new firm and they erected the present brick mill 
in 1872, and sold the old mill to Mason & Ames. The brick 
mill was completed and the manufacture of paper commenced 
about Jan., 1873. (See Manufacturing Industries in Vol. I.) 
Mr. Perkins was the managing member of the firm. The com- 
pany was incorporated July 7, 1886, under the name of the 
Mason-Perkins Paper Company, and Mr. Perkins continued as 
manager and treasurer till 1897, when ill health compelled him 
to retire from active service. Mr. Perkins is a Mason, an Odd 
Fellow, and a Free Baptist, an influential member of society and 
an active Republican. He has served six years as moderator at 
the annual town meetings, and, in 1883, was elected senator 
from the fourth senatorial district. Since 1875, has been a 
trustee of the Bristol Savings bank, and served as its president 
six years ; is a director and the vice-president of the First 
National Bank of Bristol. 

child 

2. Clara Bean, b. Bristol, May 14, 1858. She graduated in both 
Classical and English courses at New Hampton Literary Institution ; d. 
Bristol, May 22, 1879, ae. 21-0-8. 



i. William Harrison Perkins, a son of Abel and Jane 
(Miller) Perkins, was b. in New Lisbon, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1817, 
and m. June 19, 1839, Susan Hoyt, dau. of Amos W. Drew 
(See), b. June 21, 1820. He was a shoemaker and farmer at 
Bartlett, Londonderry, Manchester, and many years at Goffs 
Falls and Orange. He spent his last years in Bristol in the 
family of Charles E. Kemp, where he d., Aug. 30, 1896, ae. 78- 
9-9; shed. Sept. 11, 1896, ae. 76-2-20. 

CHILDREN 

2. Susan Jane, d. young. 

3. William Henry, b. Bartlett, July 25, 1852 ; was a machinist at 
Goffs Falls. Three children. 

4. Clara Eudora, b. Londonderry, Aug. 10, 1853 ; m. Charles E. 
Kemp. (See.) 

5. Frank Herbert, b. Manchester, Sept. 17, 1859. He is a clergyman; 
m. Fanny Sanborn. 



i. Daniel Perkins, b. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 8, 1751, m. 
(1) Lois Adams, b. Rowley, Mass., Nov. 1755 ; (2) Mehitable, 



22 



33§ HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

b. Rowley, Feb. 23, 1750. He had four children by his first 
wife and one by his second. The youngest child was 

2. Paul, b. Rowley, Jan. 31, 1790. He m. Betsey Brown, 
b. Candia, Feb. 14, 1791, and settled in Bridgewater ; was an 
ordained elder of the Free Baptist denomination and for many 
years at the head of the First Free Baptist church of Bridge- 
water. She d. and he. m. (2) Aug. 20, 1835, Sally Thompson, 
dau. of Moses T. Willard and widow of Dea. David Batchelder. 
(See.) He d. Apr. 3, 1843, ae. 53-2-2. He was the father of 
four children, one of whom was 

3. David Brocklebank, b. Bridgewater, July 8, 1816, m. 
Apr. 13, 1838, Mehitable Chandler, b. May 29, 1818. He was 
a farmer in Hebron, and there d. Jan. 29, 1894, ae. 77-6-21. 
Since his death she has made her home in the family of her son, 
David, in Bristol. Of their three children, one was 

4. David, b. Hebron, Sept. 21, 1840. He m. July 12, 
1862, Ann Elisa, dau. of Lyman G. and Elisabeth Cummings 
Huckins, b. New Hampton, Aug. 13, 1840. He was a carpen- 
ter in Hebron till 1889 ; since in Bristol. Served several years 
as selectman of Hebron. Is a Democrat, Odd Fellow, Free 
Baptist. 

CHILDREN 

5. Norman Frost, b. Hebron, Oct. 7, 1871 ; in. Oct. 3, 1894, Jennie M. T 
dau. of David M. Chase. (See.) He is a carpenter in Greenwood, Mass. 
Children : 

a. David Norman, b. Worcester, Mass., Aug. 8, 1897. 

b. Donald Frost, b. W., July 13, 1898. 

c. Dorris Eliza, b. W., Apr. 27, 1900. 

d. Norma Emmaetta, b. Dorchester, Mass., Dec. 30, 1901. 

6. Fred Lyman, b. H., Dec. 22, 1875 ; m. June 6, 1897, Emma Eliza- 
beth, dau. of John I. Brown, b. Sept. 7, 1876. He is a carpenter in 
Holderness. No children. 

THE PHILBROOK FAMILY 

1. Fred Aubrey Philbrook is the son of Thomas P. and 
Minnie R. (Jones) Philbrook. He was b. Sandown, Feb. 3, 
1859, and m. June 27, 1889, Emma Hannah, dau. of Benjamin 
S. and Sarah Ann (Smith) Gordon, b. New Hampton, May 
26, 1859. He came to Bristol from New Hampton in 1890, and 
is a teamster. Democrat, Odd Fellow, Methodist. 

children 

2. Walter Aubrey, b. Bristol, May 13, 1891. 

3. Arthur Fred, b. B., Sept. 20, 1893. 

4. Roy Smith, b. B., Apr. 25, 1899. 

THE PHILLIPS FAMILY 

1. Dexter Fairbanks Phillips, son of Ebenezer and Han- 
nah (Hagar) Phillips, was b. in Henniker, July 16, 18 19. He 



GENEALOGIES — PHIPPS 339 

m., about 1850, Catherine Joselyn, dau. of Mead Case, b. Groton, 
1820, and d. Groton, fall of 1869, ae. 49. He settled on the 
Philip Bean farm in Dist. No. 7, in 1870, and there d. June, 
1897, ae. 77-1 1-. 

CHILDREN 

2. Ebenezer Mead, b. Dorchester, Apr. 2, 1851 ; a farmer in Bristol, 
i870-'82 ; since, in Hebron. Untn. 

3. Betsey, b. D. ; d. ae. 5-6-. 

4. Mary Ann, b. D., Apr. 5, 1857; m. Charles H. Tenney. Res. New 
Hampton. Four children. 

THE PHIPPS FAMILY 

1. Charles Henry Phipps, son of William and Abia Swan 
Phipps, was b. Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 18, 1829. He m., Nov. 
29, 1866, Hannah H. Muzzey, dau. of Samuel. (See.) He was 
an expert jig sawyer, at Charlestown, and 17 years at Concord. 
Since 1883, has been a farmer in Bristol. Republican, Metho- 
dist. 

CHILDREN 

2. Albert Charles, b. Bristol, Apr. 19, 1871. Graduated from New 
Hampton Literary Institution, class of '92. In trade gents' furnishing 
goods, Bristol. Member official board M. E. church. Republican. 

3. Willie Muzzey, b. Concord, Oct. 24, 1875 ; d. July 23, 1877, ae. 
1-8-29. 

THE PIKE FAMILIES 

1. Edwin Trull Pike, the son of Moses and Clara (Phelps) 
Pike, was b. Groton, Oct. 27, 1842. Apr. 27, 1866, he m. 
Sarah Jane, dau. of Bradford and Lavina (Gale) Bullock, b. 
Alexandria, Nov. 30, 1844, d. Bristol, Feb. 27, 1888, ae. 43- 
2-27. He m. (2) Mary Ryan, May 15, 1892. He has been a 
farmer on east side of Newfound lake near foot, since 1882. 
Served in Co. D, 12th N. H. Vols., on quota of Groton. Repub- 
lican. 

children 

2. Abbie Clara, b. Groton, May 10, 1869 ; m. David H. Hoyt. (See.) 

3. Harry Otis, b. Hebron, Mar. 11, 1874; m. July 1, 1902, Margaret 
J., dau. of George Price. (See.) A farmer in Bridgewater. 

4. Alonzo Clinton, b. Bristol, Oct. 9, 18S5. 



i. Rev. James Pike, D.D., was a son of Caleb and Mary 
Pike. He was b. in Salisbury, Mass., Nov. 10, 1818. He m., 
Apr. 19, 1840, Mary Rebecca, dau. of John and Mary (Dodge) 
Brodhead, b. Newfields, Sept. 11, 1816. He d. Newfields, July 
26, 1895, ae. 76-8-16. She res. Newfields. He was a Metho- 
dist clergyman, and pastor of the Bristol church i882-'83. 



340 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

CHILDREN 

2. James Thurston, m. Oct. 29, 1867, Augusta M. White. Res. 
Newfields. One child. 

3. Anna G., m. Nov. 18, 1868, Charles B. Kendall. Res. Boston. 
Mass. Three children. 

THE PIELSBURY FAMILY 

1. Rev. Hervey Gorham Pillsbury is a son of Gorham 

and Fannie Knapp (Cutter) Pillsbury. He was b. Newbury- 

port, Mass., Oct. 9, 1851, and m. Oct. 21, 1872, Hannah, dau. 

of George and Sophia Hargrave, b. Geneva, N. Y., Jan. 26, 

1850. He is a Congregational clergyman. Was graduated from 

Andover Theological Seminary, 1882 ; ordained pastor of the 

Congregational church Bristol, Sept. 28, 1882, where he served 

till 1887; Vergennes, Vt., 1887-91 ; Chicopee Falls, Mass., 

since 1895. 

children 

2. Berton Hargrave, b. June 17, 1875; d. of accidental gunshot 
wounds, 1892, ae. 17. 

3. Fannie Belle, b. May 21, 1882 ; d. June 29, 1884, ae. 2-1-8. 

4. Maude Alice, b. Oct. 15, 188S. 

THE PEANKEY FAMIEY 

1. Chris Plankey is the son of John and Zoe (Roberts) 
Plankey. He was b. Redford, N. Y., May 16, 1852, and m. 
Jan. 19, 1885, Adell F., dau. of Clark A. and Lucy Hilliard 
Gray, b. Holderness, Aug. 6, 1866. He has been a mica miner 
in Bristol and neighboring towns for 30 years; res. last seven 
years in Bristol. Republican. 

children 

2. Ivy Ethelyn, b. Alexandria, July 30, 1886. 

3. Charles Morton, b. A., Oct. 20, 1888. 

4. Leo Chandos, b. A., Oct. 26, 1891. 

5. Elmer Clark, b. A., Aug. 16, 1893. 

THE POULARD FAMIEY 

1. Arthur Clarence Pollard was a son of Horace and Elsa 
(Dunham) Pollard. He was b. Eyme, Dec. 26, 1853, and m. 
Nov. 21, 1882, Mrs. Josephine Strickford, widow of Joseph, and 
dau. of John D. and Mehitable (Fisk) Wheeler, b. Hebron, Jan. 
16, 1858. He was a laborer in Bristol from 1900 till he d., 
Aug. 28, 1903, ae. 49-8-2. She res. Eake street. 

children 

2. Sidney Strickford, son of Mrs. Pollard by her first husband, b. 
Groton, Mar. 18, 1880 ; res. Barre, Vt. 

3. Elsa May, b. G., Feb. 22, 1885. 

4. Lee Adrian, b. G., May 13, 1893. 



GENEALOGIES — POPE 34 1 

THE POPE FAMILY 

i. The Popes of Bristol trace their descent from John 
Pope, who was in Dorchester, Mass., as early as 1634. Albert 
Pope, of the seventh generation from John, was a son of David 
and Susanna (Emerson) Pope. He was b. Sept. 13, 1822, in 
Henniker, and m. Feb. 12, 1856, Alma, dau. of Dr. Sewell and 
Judith Stearns Seavey, b. Tunbridge, Vt., Dec. 1, 1825. He 
was a painter in Bristol from 1867 till he d. Sept. 10, 1887, ae. 
64-11-27. She d. Apr. 7, 1902, ae. 76-4-6. 

CHILDREN 

2. Bert David, b. Bradford, Jan. 20, 1859 ; m. Jan. 10, 1882, Rliza, 
dau. of Joseph and Mary D. (Leeman) Brown, b. Franklin, May 31, 1862. 
He was a jeweler in Tilton, and d. of blood poison, June 17, 1895, ae. 36- 
4-27. She m. (2) Charles H. Thomas. Children : 

a. Bernice Alma, b. Mar. 8, 1887. 

b. Edith May, b. Oct. 15, 1894. 

3. Charles William Wilson, b. Hebron, Nov. 10, 1864. Located in 
Bristol, 1869. Painter till 1892 ; since, a salesman in store of Cavis 
Brothers. He m. Dec. 25, 1888, Alice Maria, dau. of Joseph F. and Flora A. 
(Hadley) Ford, b. Gloucester, Mass., Mar. 14, 1870, and d. Bristol, Dec. 
8, 1895, ae. 25-8-24. He m. (2) Jan. 5, 1897, Mary Jane, dau. of Lyman 
G. aud Sarah J. Thompson, b. Franklin, Mar. 10, 1872, and d. Bristol, 
Mar. 31, 1900, ae. 28-0-21. Children: 

a. Ralph Perkins, b. Bristol, Sept. 17, 1890. 

b. Florence Alma, b. B., June 15, 1893. 

c. Alice May, b. B., Dec. 31, 1898. 

THE POWELL FAMILIES 

1. David Powell, the son of Jonathan, was b. Mar. 12, 
1768. He m. Theodate Smith, b. New Hampton, Aug. 3, 1771, 
and d. Bristol, Sept. 28, 1852, ae. 81-1-25. He d. (found dead 
in his bed) Mar. 12, 1828, aged exactly 60 years. He was a 
farmer, resided most of his life north of the Locke neighborhood, 
but was in Stewartstown a few years. 

children, all probably born in Bristol 

2. Abigail, b. Jan. 2, 1792; m. Elisha Gurdy. (See.) 

3. Smith, b. Oct. 12, 1794 ; m. Nov. 30, 1815, Anna, dau. of Benia 
Sanborn, b. 1791. He went to Alabama in company with Jacob Hoyt, 
Damon Y. Emmons, and Thomas R. Emmons, and there d. of yellow fever. 
His name was last on the tax-list in 1833. She d. in the family of her 
dau., Mrs. Andoniram Kidder, in Illinois, in 1862, ae. 71. Children : 

a. Osmond, b. Bristol ; m. Dec. 5, 1845, Sally C, dau. Ebenezer 
Darling (See), b. Aug. 13, 1822. He d. B., Mar. 16, 1883, ae. 65-9-. 
She res. Summer street. 

b. Lydia Ann, b. B., June 29, 1830; m. Andoniram Kidder. 
(See.) Was a student at the Baptist school in New Hampton. 

c. Comfort. 

d. Rufus, d. Nov. 30, 1819, ae. 7 weeks. 

e. Susan, d. Jan. 25, 1820, ae. 4 months. 

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342 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

f. Lavina, d. Sept. 15, 1825, ae. 2-6-. 

g. Rufus, d. Sept. 5, 1826, ae. 2-3-. 

h. Comfort, d. June 3 (8), 1832, ae. 4-6-. 

4. Betsey, b. June 24, 1797 ; m. Dec, 1835, Joshua Willard. Child : 
a. Elvira Ann, b. Bristol, Sept., 1836; res. Bristol, unm. 

5. Sally, b. Mar. 3, 1800; m. Reuben Kidder. (See.) 

6. Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1802; m. Benjamin Emmons. (See.) 

7. Benaiah, b. May 20, 1806; d. at Stewartstown, of lockjaw at about 
16 years of age. 

8. David, b. Aug. 11, 1808. He was- a farmer and a Methodist 
local preacher. He m. Apr. 9, 1828, Lydia H., dau. Jonathan Fellows. 
(See.) He res. Bristol, Danbury where he was in trade, and in Alexan- 
dria, where he d. Oct. 6, 1865, ae. 57-1-25. His widow m. (2) Alonzo 
Cheney. (See.) Children : 

a. Jonathan G., d. May 22, 1830, ae. 1-0-10. 

b. Olive J., d. Sept. 19, 1832, ae. 2-2-. 

c. Levi S., d. Nov. 14, 1856, ae. 24. 

9. Orpha, b. May 26, 181 1 ; m. Jonathan B. Sawyer and res. Alexan- 
dria. He d. Mar. 20, 1848, ae. 43, and she returned to Bristol where she 
m. (2) Capt. Daniel Sleeper. (See.) She m. (3) Perrin Prescott, who 
removed to Minnesota. She d. Bristol, Apr. 20, 1888, ae. 76-10-24. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Lois Ann (Sawyer), d. Aug. 28, 1843, ae. 1-3-. 

b. Richard K. (Sawyer), m. Arianna Kidder, dau. of John. 
(See.) 

10. Theodate, b. Nov. 25, 1814 ; m. Alonzo Cheney. (See.) 



i. William Powell was a settler on south side of Bristol 
Peak in the Locke neighborhood as early as 1780. How long; 
he remained there is unknown. 



CHILDREN 



Benjamin, b. Apr. 26, 1771. 

Anne, b. Mar. 25, 1773. 

Daniel, b. Mar. 23, 1775. 

William, b. Sept. 24, 1777. 

Comfort, b. Apr. 19, 1781 ; m. Theophilus Tilton. (See.) 



i . Joseph Powell was a farmer in the Locke neighborhood 
about 1800. His wife was Ruth Trumbull, whom he m. Jan. 
30, 1798. 

CHILDREN 

2. Jared, b. Feb. 11, 1799. 

3. Betsey, b. Oct. 29, 1800. 

THE POWERS FAMILY 

1. Jonathan Powers, son of William and Mary (Thomp- 
son) Powers, was b. Groton, June 30, 1795. He m. Oct. 3, 
1819, Anna, dau. of Ebenezer Kendall (See), b. Apr.. 12, 
1794. In 1817, Jonathan was a clothier on Central street. 



GENEALOGIES — POWERS 343 

About 1827, he removed to Lansingburg, N. Y., where Mrs. 
Powers d. Aug. 16, 1833, ae. 39-4-14. He m. (2) Feb. 4, 1841, 
Esther Jane Heath, b. Exeter, Nov. 9, 1817, d. Grand Rapids, 
Mich., July 26, 1881, ae. 63-8-17. He d. Grand Rapids, Oct. 
16, 1864, ae. 69-3-16. 

children 

2. William Thompson, b. Bristol, July 8, 1820; m. Dec. 11, 1838, 
Louisa, dau. of Charles J. and Sara (Gaskiti) Hall, b. London, England, 
Dec. 3, 1823. At 27 years of age he went to Grand Rapids, Mich., where 
he became largely interested in timber lands and manufacturing lumber and 
furniture. He put in operation the first circular saw-mill in Michigan and 
the first furniture factory in Grand Rapids, and helped largely to make that 
city a noted furniture center. He built the canal on the west side of 
Grand river and the larger part of the manufacturing buildings in that 
district and also on the east side, and erected some of the best business 
blocks, including the opera house block. "There is no one man more 
identified with the growth and prosperity of the city than Mr. Powers." 

3. Mary Ann, b. B., Dec. 12, 1821 ; m. Sept. 1, 1851, Edward Augus- 
tus Filley, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1818. He was an importing 
merchant in St. Louis; res. Hebron some years ; d. Haverhill, Sept. 12, 
1901, ae. 83-5-28. Mrs. Filley has been identified with the Woman's Suf- 
frage movement and other reforms. In 1879, she purchased the farm of her 
deceased uncle, Joseph Powers, at North Haverhill, stocked it with a 
choice herd of Jerseys and has since been engaged in farming. In one 
year she made with her own hands 4,000 pounds of butter. Children : 

a. Frances Amelia, b. St. Louis, Aug. 4, 1852 ; m. Oct. 29, 1878, 
Darwin E. Kithredge, of St. Louis. 

b: Chloe, b. St. L., Feb. 26, 1856 ; d. July 5, 1858, ae. 2-4-9. 

c. Augustus, b. St. L-, July 26, 1858. 

d. Anna Kendall, b. St. L., Aug. 22, 1861. 

4. Deborah Ball, b. B., Apr. 2, 1823 ; m. May 1, 1843, in Troy, N. Y., 
Alfred Osgood Currier, son Sylvanus, b. Haverhill, Apr. 9, 1817, and d. 
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 24, 1881, ae. 64-1-15. She d. same place Apr. 
21, 1881, ae. 58-0-19. Children: 

a. Arthur Webster, b. Troy, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1844; m. Oct. 30, 
1867, Amelia Mary Snyder, of Grand Rapids. Children: (1) 
Maggie Amelia, b. Grand Rapids, May 24, 1869; m. Horace V. 
Ward, June 30, 1892. (2) Julia Deborah, b. G. R., Aug. 24, 1873. 
(3) Edith Anna, b. G. R., Sept. 20, 1882. (4) Arthur Webster, b. 
G. R., Nov. 24, 1884. (5) George Leonard, b. G. R., Mar. 3, 1887. 

b. Anna, b. T., June 27, 1847 ; m. Mar. 4, 1868, Theodore Chand- 
ler Putnam, of Grand Rapids, b. Nov. 4, 1840, at Warwick, Mass. 
Children: (1) Theodore Franklin, b. Grand Rapids, June 26, 
1869. (2) William Powers, b. G. R., Oct. 23, 1873. 

c. Alfred, b. Grand Rapids, May 29, 1851. 

d. Adeline, b. G. R., Aug. 5, 1858. 

5. Susan Dow, b. Hebron, Nov. 3, 1826; m. May 24, 1843, Caleb C. 
Heath, son of Daniel, b. Springfield, Feb. 14, 1822 ; d. Plainfield, Mich., 
Jan. 8, 1867, ae. 44-10-24. She res. Mill Creek, Mich. Children : 

a. Jonathan, b. Rensselaer Co., N. Y., Apr. 27, 1844; m. Sept. 
14, 1872, Ellen Minerva Zareba, b. Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, July 27, 
1848. Res. Bijou Hills, Brule Co., South Dakota. Two children. 

b. Daniel, b. Troy, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1846 ; m. June 21, 1873, Eliza- 
beth Obrion, b. Ireland, Jan. 27, 1855 ; d. Sept. 26, 1876, ae. 21-7-29. 
He m. (2) Apr. 20, 1886, Sarah Kate Brown, b. England, June 7, 1854. 
Six children. 

c. Phebe Ann, b. T., Dec. 5, 1847; m. in Plainfield, Mar. 20, 



344 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1868, Augustus Richmyre, b. Cleveland, June 25, 1838. She d. 
Mack's Creek, Camden Co., Mo., May 18, 1891, ae. 43-5-13- Six 
children. 

d- Caleb, b. T., July 18, 1850; m. Oct. 21, 1871, Euphema Isa- 
belle Norton, b. Grand Rapids, Dec. 16, 1850. Seven children. 

6. Pyben, d. 7. Jonathan, d. 8. Daniel. 

THE PRAY FAMILIES 

1. Ebenezer K. Pray, son of Ira and Nancy P. (Keezer) 
Pray, was b. Parsonsfield, Me., Nov. 19, 1829, and m. Aug. 1, 
1852, Ruth F., dau. of Sewall and Mary S. (Goss) Smith, b. 
Wentworth, Nov. 5, 1833. He was a blacksmith and hosiery 
manufacturer in Ashland ; located in Bristol in 1868, and engaged 
in the manufacture of leather at tannery then on Lake street. 
Eater in the cultivation of oranges in Florida. Residence, No. 
Main street, near Union. Was selectman four years and a trus- 
tee of the Bristol Savings Bank eighteen years. Republican, 
Mason. He d. Bristol, Feb. 16, 1902, ae. 72-2-27 ; she d. Ash- 
land, May 2, 1903, ae. 69-5-27. 

CHILD 

2. Anson Burlingame (adopted), son of Aaron Burnham and Harriet 
(Gordon) Cate, b. Holderness, Nov. 7, 1857. He came to Bristol in 1868. 
He m. July 3, 1890, Martha B., dau. of Rev. David Calley. (See.) He 
was a jeweler and assistant postmaster in Bristol 1879-1902. Res. Sum- 
mer street. Child : 

a. Frances Mary, b. Bristol, July 15, 1891. 



1. Martin Bradeen Pray, brother of Ebenezer K., above, 
was b. South Tamworth, Nov. 1, 1845. He m. Marcia Ann, 
dau. of Jeremiah M. Calley, b. Holderness, July 3, 1840. They 
came to Bristol in March, 1878, and own and occupy the George 
T. Crawford residence, Winter street. He is a job teamster. 
Has served as road agent. Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Bertha, b. Ashland, Aug. 7, 1870; d. Bristol, Jan. 18, 1889, ae. 18- 

5-i 1. 

3. Lela Mae, b. A., Aug. 14, 1872; m. June 28, 1899, William A. 
Moore, son of Robert, b. Canada, May 30, 1869. He was in trade at Hard- 
wick, Vt., in Pomona, Cal., and now at Ludlow, Vt. Child : 

a. George Anthony, b. Hardwick, Vt., May 9, 1901. 

4. Willis Everett, b. A., Feb. 29, 1876; m. Nov. 9, 1902, Lottie B., 
dau. of Joseph P. Hill. (See.) Child: 

a. Son, b. Sept. 28, 1903. 

5. Elwyn Lawrence, b. Nov. 10, 1884. 

THE PRESCOTT FAMILIES 

1. James Prescott, the ancestor of the Bristol Prescotts, 
came from Dryby, in the county of Lincolnshire, England, in 



GENEALOGIES — PRE SCOTT 345 

1665, and settled in Hampton. In 1668, he m. Mary, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Grace Boulter, b. Exeter, May 15, 1648. In 
1694, the town of Kingston was granted to James Prescott and 
others, and in 1725 he settled there, and there d. Nov. 25, 1728, 
aged about 85 ; Mary, his widow, d. Kingston, Oct. 4, 1735, ae. 
87-4-19. They were the parents of nine children, of whom the 
first was 

2. Joshua Prescott, b. Mar. r, 1669; removed to Kings- 
ton as early as 1725. He was the father of eleven children, of 
whom the second was 

3. Joshua Prescott, b. about 1713, m. (1) Abigail Ambrose. 
They had four sons and two daughters. She d. and he m. (2) 
Mary Moulton, about 1763, and removed to Chester, where he 
d. July 12, 1785, ae. about 72. By his second wife he had five 
sons. He served six months in the expedition against Crown 
Point in 1758, and signed the association test in Chester in 1776. 
One son was 

4. Joseph Prescott, b. June 8, 1767; m. in 1790, L,ydia 
Worthen, b. Aug. 28, 1772. After the birth of their first 
child in Chester, they removed to Bridgewater and first settled 
near the site of the meeting-house, but soon after located on 
what is still known as the Prescott farm, and here he d. Nov. 7, 
1861, ae. 94-4-29. She d. Apr. 25, 1852, ae. 79-7-27. He was 
one of seven who organized the first Methodist class in Bristol. 
Was a prominent and respected man in the community ; repre- 
sented Bridgewater several years in the legislature. 

CHILDREN 

5. Elizabeth, b. Chester, Feb. 23, 1791. She m. (1) Abner Fellows. 
(See.) She m. (2) July 15, 1834, Joseph Goss, of New Hampton. 

6. Josiah Worthen, b. Bridgewater, Feb. 9, 1793; in. 1817, Dorothy 
Leavitt, and settled in Hooksett. 

7. Abigail Bartlett, b. B., Oct. 11, 1795; m. July 29, 1821, Elisha 
Worthen, and d. Oct. 1, 1851, ae. 55-11-20. Two children. 

8. Jesse, b. B., Nov. 29, 1797; d. Sept. 6, 1799, ae. 1-9-7. 
#9. Jesse, b. B., Apr. 24, 1800. 

10. Mary, b. B., Apr. 20, 1802; m. Nov. 24, 1825, Samuel Worthen. 
(See.) 

11. Lydia, b. B., Apr. 4, 1804 ; m. Gilman Fletcher, b. Aug. 27, 1804. 
She d. Feb. 18, 1828, ae. 23-10-14. 

12. Dorothy, b. B., Mar. 9, 1806 ; m. June 21, 1830, Gilman Fletcher 
(his second wife). She d. Nov. 10, 1853, ae. 47-8-1. 

13. Joseph, b. B., Mar. 23, 1808; m. Oct. 2, 1833, Harriet Marshall, b. 
July 16, 1810, and d. Sept. 15, 1848, ae. 38-1-29. He m. (2) Mar. 14, 1850, 
Lucy Frost, b. Feb. 13, 1833. He was a shoe manufacturer in Natick, 
Mass., where he d. July 26, 1852, ae. 44-4-3. 

14. Almira, b. B., Mays, 1810 ; m. Jan. 12, 1836, Joseph Huckins. 

15. Louisa, b. B., Feb. 5, 1813 ; m. Stephen Nelson. (See.) 

16. Ruth Ann, b. B., Oct. 7, 1815 ; m. Apr. 12, 1853, Simon Batchel- 
der, b. Aug. 29, 1797. 

17. Harriet Newell, b. B., Feb. 23, 1819 ; d. June, 1821, ae. 2-4-. 

(9) Jesse Prescott, b. Apr. 24, 1800; m. Jan. 8, 1827, 



34 6 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Eliza Harriman, dau. of John (See), b. Aug. 27, 1803. He 
succeeded his father on the home farm, where he d. Mar. 17, 
1871, ae. 70-10-23 ; she res. some years in Bristol and here d., 
Nov. 24, 1889, ae. 86-2-27. Members of the Bristol Methodist 
church. 

children 

18. Aaron Charles, b. Bridgewater, June 18, 1829 ; m. Mar. 17, 1858, 
Marinda, dau. of William and Laura (Harriman) Webster, b. Plymouth, 
Dec. 20, 1836. He was a farmer on the Prescott farm till 1874; res. Bris- 
tol, 1874-1901, since in Montpelier, Vt., employee in pulp-mill, and a 
meat-cutter. Republican, Odd Fellow, official member of Methodist 
church. Child : 

a. Arthur Webster, b. Bridgewater, May 4, 1861 ; m. Nov. 1, 
1882, Helen M. White, dau. Marshall W. (See), b. Bristol, Oct. 12, 
1863. He m. (2). Was auditor in railroad offices at Plymouth and 
Concord ; now cashier Montpelier & Wells River railroad, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt. Child : Lawrence Hayward, b. Bristol, Dec. 14, 1883. 

19. Lucian William, b. Sept. 23, 1831 ; m. Aug. 12, 1857, Julia Piatt 
French, dau. Abijah, b. Stratford, June 1, 1832. He was granted a license 
to preach by the Bristol Methodist church; graduated from the Metho- 
dist Biblical Institute, Concord, in 1855, joined N. H. Methodist Confer- 
ence same year, and filled pastorates till 1881 ; has since res. in Warren. 
Children : 

a. Willie Andrew, b. Stratford, Aug. 28, 1858; d. Nov. 13, 1861, 
ae. 3-2-15. 

b. Ettie Lucia, b. Haverhill, Oct. 9, 1865 ; m. Sept. 1, 1892, Fred 
C. Gleason. Res. Warren. Child : Kenneth Prescott, b. July 19, 
1900. 

c. Frank Jesse, b. Somersworth, May 9, 1869 ; d. Sept., 1869. 

d. Gracie Bell, b. Rumney, July 13, 1874 ; graduated from Bates 
College, Lewiston, Me., 1896. Teacher in High school, South 
Portland, Me. 

20. Amanda Ann, b. Apr. 11, 1837; m. Mar. 23, 1868, Daniel W. Spen- 
cer, a lawyer, Berwick, Me. Two children. 

21. Orpha Jane, b. May 4, 1839; m. May 4, 1861, Herbert A. Shaw, 
who d. May, 1874. She d. Feb. 9, 1875, ae. 35-9-5. Children : 

a. Jessie Amanda, b. June 4, 1864 ; burned to death 1883, ae. 19. 

b. Hattie Jane, b. Aug. 15, 1866; m. Benjamin Jones, 221 Lowell 
street, Arlington Heights, Mass. Two children. 

c. Ruth Belle, \ , c ~~+ TT ,q^ t 

d. Susie Dell, }b. Sept. 11, 1871. 



Another branch of the Prescott family is as follows : 

1. James Prescott, who came from England in 1665. (See 
p. 344.) His second child was 

2. James Prescott, b. Sept. 1, 1671. He m. Mar. 1, 1695, 
Maria Marston, dau. of William, b. May 16, 1672. She d. and 
he m. June 17, 1746, Abigail, widow of Dea. Benjamin Sanborn. 
He had eight children, of whom the second was 

3. Samuel Prescott, b. Mar. 14, 1697, m. Dec. 17, 1 717, 
Mary, dau. of Joseph Sanborn, b. July 28, 1697. He was a 
farmer at Hampton Falls, where he d. June 12, 1759, ae. 62- 
2-28. He had five sous, the youngest of whom was 




Rev. Lucian W. Prescott 



GENEALOGIES — PRESCOTT 347 

4. Jeremiah Prescott, b. Sept. 29, 1 7 18, m. Jan. 15, 1741, 
Mary Hayes. Served in the French war i755~'56. She d. and 
he m., Feb. 10, 1780, Mary, widow of Lemuel Towle. Of his 
nine children, the first was 

5. Jeremiah Prescott, b. Dec. 22, 1741, m. Jan., 1764, Jant 
Sherburne, b. Oct., 1745. Served in Revolutionary war as 
lieutenant. Was a farmer in Epsom ; d. Apr. 25, 1817, ae. 75- 
4-3 ; she d. Sept., 1828, ae. 82-1 1-. The first of his eight chil- 
dren was 

6. John Prescott, b. Dec. 17, 1764, m. June 11, 1792, Deb- 
orah, dau. of Benjamin and Betsey (Dudley) Hill, of Northwood, 
b. June 17, 1757. She d. Bristol at the home of her son, Jere- 
miah, Nov. 25, 1843, ae. 86-5-8. He was a carpenter and mill- 
wright in Epsom. He spent his last years in Bristol and cele- 
brated his 92nd birthday by walking from Bristol village to New 
Hampton village, and the next day continued his walk to New 
Hampton Center. He d. Bristol, May 20, 1857, ae - 9 2 ~5~3- 
He was the father of thirteen children. Of these, two settled in 
Bristol, viz.: 

■#7. Jeremiah Hill, b. Epsom, Feb. 24, 1800. 
#8. Jonathan Leavitt, b. E., May 29, 1806. 

(7) Jeremiah H. Prescott, b. Feb. 24, 1800, m. Nov. 25, 
1820, Sally Drake, b. May 23, 1803. Res. Chichester and 
Wentworth till 1834, when he settled in Bristol. She d. Nov. 
20, 1832, ae. 29-5-27, and he m., June, 1833, Lucinda Berry, b. 
Feb. 26, 18 12. In Bristol, at intervals for seventeen j^ears, he 
kept the tavern on east side of South Main street. He was 
deputy sheriff for ten years, and served as selectman two years. 
In 1 85 1, he removed to Babcock's Grove, 111., where he kept a 
restaurant, and where he d. Feb. 6, 1852, ae. 51-11-12. She 
returned to Bristol and here d. Dec. 12, 1896, ae. 84-9-16. 

CHILDREN 

•#9. Josiah Drake, b. Wentworth, June 15, 1822. 

10. James Harriman, b. W., Aug. 6, 1824; m. May 2, 1851, Catherine 
Webster, b. Mar. 13, 1829, and d. Freeport, 111., Dec. 26, 1868, ae. 39- 
9-13. He kept hotel a few years at Newmarket ; taught rnusic and was 
proprietor of a dining saloon at Freeport, where he res. Children : 

a. Frank Pierce, b. Laconia, May 17, 1852. 

b. Hetta May, b. Freeport, 111., Dec. 12, 1858; d. Oct. 8, 1859. 

c. Willie Walker, b. F., Mar. 29, 1862; d. May, 1869, ae. 7-2-. 

d. Carrie Francena, b. F., Mar. 28, 1865. 

11. Francena M., b. W., Aug. 16, 1826; m. Aug. 17, 1847, Samuel F. 
Taylor, b. June 5, 1821. They res. Freeport, 111., where he had a livery 
stable. Children : 

a. Nellie F., b. Haverhill, Mass., July 28, 1848. 

b. George E., b. Amesbury, Mass., May 11, 1850; d. May 5, 1851. 

c. Julia M., b. Rockport, Dec. 31, 1852. 

12. David Porter, b. Chichester, July 14, 1828 ; m. July 22, 1852, Anna 
Maria, dau. of Warren White (See), b. June 22, 1833. She d. Aug. 28, 



348 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

1869, ae. 36-2-6. He was for several years in the boot and shoe trade in 
White's block and res. on Beech street. Was ten years deputy sheriff. 
He was a sweet singer, having a tenor voice of great purity, compass, and 
strength, and he ranked high as a musician. Was leader of the Metho- 
dist choir and of the Congregational choir for twenty-five years before his 
death, which occurred Jan. 3, 1895, ae. 66-5-19. 

a. Abbie Louise, b. Bristol, Oct. 10, 1853 ; m. Charles E. Fow- 
ler. (vSee.) 

b. Ida May, b. B., Nov. 2, 1855 ; d. Mar. 15, 1856. 

c. Katherine White, b. B., Aug. 19, 1865 ; m. June 17, 1895, Wil- 
liam H. Crafts, son of William G., b. Melrose, Mass., Oct. 10, 1866. 
She received a musical education in Boston and New York and 
ranks high as soprano singer and teacher of vocal music in Boston. 

13. Sarah M., b. W., Oct. 27, 1830; m. Feb. 5, 1852, Rev. Samuel Mc- 
Keen, b. Saratoga, N. Y., May 19, 1826. He was a leading member of the 
Troy (Methodist) Conference. "Mrs. McKeen was an amiable and lovely 
woman, distinguished for her acquirements and many virtues." She d. 
Aug. 23, 1867, ae. 36-9-26. Children : 

a. Carrie, b. Vergennes, Vt., Apr. 18, 1854. 

b. Willard Prescott, b. Saratoga, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1862. 

14. Mary P., b. W., Aug. 8, 1832 ; d. Mar. 13, 1833. 

15. Jeremiah Hill, b. Bristol, Dec. 5, 1834; m. in 1852, Hannah Sar- 
gent, of Franklin. He d. in Texas, 1879, ae. 45 ; she d. Bristol. Children : 

a. Frank H., b. 1853; m. 1881, Lizzie Shields, of Jamestown, N. 
Y. Res. 122 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. Children: (1) Es- 
telle. (2) Ethel. (3) Ruth. 

b. Ida, d. unm., at Haverhill, Dec. 18, 1888. c. Nettie. 

d. Fred, b. 1864; res. New York. e. George, d. 

16. Charles Henry, b. B., Sept. 12, 1836; m. 1865, Laura Davis Pink- 
ham, of Mayville, N. Y., and d. Meadville, Pa., 1882, ae. 46. 

17. Anna, b. B., June 3, 1839 ; m. July 28, 1866, Sylvester Bennett, b. 
Jan. 4, 1842. He was a machinist in Concord, and d. Meadville, Pa., May 
15, 1885, ae. 43-4-11. She res. Bristol. Child: 

a. Dora Maud, b. Hartford, Conn., Nov. 29, 1867 ; m. Charles L. 
Follansbee. (See.) 

18. Horace M., b. B., Apr. 11, 1841. Served in Union Army. (See 
Roll of Honor.) 

19. Frederick William, b. B., Aug. 10, 1844. Served in Union army. 
(See Roll of Honor.) He m. June 6, 1868, Eldora A., dau. of Samuel H. 
Rollins. (See.) Kept hotel at Pit Hole, Pa., till 1869; since then, at 210 
Upper 1st street, Evansville, Ind. Child : 

a. Dora M., b. Bristol, Mar. 10, 1869 ; m. Edward E. Wheet. (See. ) 

20. George F., b. B., Nov. 5, 1845; m. Feb., 1869, Frances Amelia 
Ingalls, dau. of Gilman Ingalls (See) b. Aug. 13, 1843. She d. Franklin, 
May 21, 1898, ae. 54-9-8. He was a captain in the militia. Is a superior 
house carpenter at Franklin. Child : 

a. Lillian Blanche, d. Franklin, Nov. 12, 1878, ae. 5-18-9. 

b - S^T 7 ' }b. Franklin, Nov., 1882. 

c. Bertha May, j 

21. Hattie Louise, b. B., Dec. 15, 1847; d. Sept., 1851, ae. 3-9-. 

22. Susan M., b. B., May 15, 1850. Unm. Legal home, Bristol. 

(8) Jonathan L,. Prescott, b. May 29, 1806, m. May 1, 
1834, Helen M. Mansur, b. Aug. 11, 1809. He came to Bris- 
tol, about 1840, from Claremont. Kept hotel on South Main 
street four years, removed to Wentvvorth and after four years 



GENEALOGIES — PRESCOTT 349 

returned and took charge of Bristol House ; removed to Milwau- 
kee, Wis., about 1855, and d. Palatine, 111., in Aug., 1865, ae. 
59-3-. 

CHILDREN 

23. George Crombie, b. Nashua, Mar. 14, 1835. Was a conductor on 
the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien railroad. 

24. Helen Frances, b. Claremont, Apr. 9, 1836. Res., unm., 539 63rd 
street, West Chicago, 111. 

25. Ann Maria, b. C, Aug. 19, 1837; m. Moody A. Sawyer. (See.) 

26. Abby Emma, b. Bristol, Dec. 14, 1843 ; m. Dec. 19, 1863, Joseph 
Strong, b. Wheeling, 111., Oct. 20, 1842, and d. Wheeling, Nov. 20, 1869, 

ae. 27-1-. She res. 539 63rd street, West Chicago. Children : 

a. George William, b. Athens, Pa., Jan. 28, 1865 ; m. May 24, 
1888, Hattie B. Allen, of Chicago, who d. June 6, 1891, and he m. 
Mar. 10, 1894, Fannie E. Allen, of Chicago. Child: (1) Ethel. 

b. Helen Maria, b. Sept. 13, 1866. Res. Chicago, unm. 

c. Joseph Leavitt, b. May 20, 1869 ; m. Sept. 1, 1891, Estella W. 
Cresap, of Uhrichsville, Ohio. Res. Chicago. Child: (1) Don- 
ald Cresap. 

(9) Josiah D. Prescott, b. June 15, 1822, m. Jan. n, 1843, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Isaac Crosby, b. Hebron, Dec. 11, 1823, 
and d. Bristol, May 23, 1854, ae. 30-5-12. Hem. Dec. 5, 1864, 
Mary Frances, dau. of Samuel S. Fellows (See), b. Aug. 26, 
1842. He was landlord of the Bristol House for twenty-two 
years, and there d. Dec. 12, 1866, ae. 44-5-27. His widow d. 
Apr. 9, 1900, ae. 57-7- J 3- 

CHILDREN 

27. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Jan. 29, 1844 ; m. George G. Brown. 
(See.) 

28. Josiah Everett, b. B., Apr. 10, 1846; m. July 28, 1869, Sarah 
Lavina, dau. of Lorenzo D. Day (See), b. Feb. 6, 1846, and d. Merrimac, 
Mass., Aug. 18, 1887, ae. 41-6-12. He was associated with his father in 
hotel business ; a traveling optician ; landlord of hotel in Merrimac. He 
d. at home of his dau. at Amesbury, Mass., Apr. 1, 1903, ae. 56-1 1-21. 
Child : 

a. Donna Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Feb. 20, 1873 ; m. Nov. 27, 1894, 
G. L. Batchelder, 54 Sparhawk street, Amesbury, Mass. 

29. Anna Donna, b. B., Mar. 5, 1852 ; d. Bristol. 

30. Harry Fellows, b. B., Aug. 14, 1865 ; m. Feb. 15, 1898, Minie 
Jane, dau. William C. Kelley. (See.) Farmer. Republican. Chil- 



dren 



a. Frances Anna, b. Bristol, Jan. 10, 1899. 

b. Harry William, b. B., Aug. 24, 1900. 



i. Charles Henry Prescott is a son of Joseph and Persis 
Felton (Thompson) Prescott, and was b. Newfame, Vt., Jan. 21, 
1853. Is of the 8th generation from John Prescott, who landed 
in Boston from England in 1640. He m., June 18, 1901, Mrs. 
Alice Ann Knight, widow of Frank, and dau. of Nelson and 
Elizabeth (Miller) Willard, b. Dummerstown, Vt. He was a 
dry goods merchant in Brattleboro, Vt., till spring of 1901, when 
he became proprietor of Hotel Bristol and has since been its 
landlord. Republican. No children. 



350 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE PRESTON FAMILY 

i. Nelson Sylvanus Preston is the son of Alpheus and 
Almira (Tucker) Preston, and was b. Tunbridge, Vt., Dec. 14, 
1834. July 4, 1857, he m. Paulina, dau. of Daniel and Abbie 
(Reed) Lowell, b. No. Hatley, P. Q., Apr. 27, 1838. Shed. 
Bristol, June 29, 1897, ae. 59-2-2. He m., Oct. 26, 1899, Mrs. 
Annie Jones, b. Ireland, Feb. 26, 1852, dau. of John Doren and 
widow (1) of Charles Green, (2) of Carleton Jones. He has 
been a paper-mill employee most of the time since coming to 
town about 1882. Democrat, Free Baptist, G. A. R. He served 
as corporal in Co. B, 6th Regt., N. H. Vols., from Aug. 6, 1862, 
to June 4, 1865. On his discharge is the following endorsement : 

He was engaged in the following battles : Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 
13, 1862 ; Seige of Vicksburg and Battle of Jackson, Miss., June and July, 
1863 ; Wilderness, May 6, 1864 ; Spottsylvauia Court House, May 12, 
1864 ; North Anna, May 24 ; Totopotomy Creek, May 31 ; Bethesda 
Church, June 3 ; Cold Harbor, June 9 ; Petersburg, June 16-18 ; Cemetery 
Hill, July 30; Weldon Railroad, Aug. 22; Poplar Grove Church, Sept. 
30, 1864; Capture of Petersburg, Apr. 2, 1865. He has ever been a brave 
and faithful soldier. Charles L. Clark, Lt. Com'd'g Co. B. 

CHILDREN 

2. Florence J., b. North Hatley, P. Q., May 19, 1858 ; d. Aug. 7, 1858. 

3. Almira A., b. Orange, Oct. 8, 1859; m. Nov. 18, 1876, William H. 
Welch. She d. Feb. 22, 1897, ae. 37-4-14. He m. (2) Mrs. Alice (Adams) 
Rice. Child : 

a. Jessie May, b. Canaan; m. Robert L. Annis. (See.) 

b. Blanche E., b. C, Sept. 1, 1880; m. Herbert E. Hadley. (See.) 

4. George Nelson, b. West Lebanon, June 12, 1862 ; m. Aug. 10, 1881, 
Emma Wescott. Was brakeman on railroad and was killed by falling 
from a moving train at East Andover, Feb. 19, 1888, ae. 25-8-7. 

5. Wesley Monroe, b. Canaan, Nov. 20, 1866; m. Nov. 15, 1892, Julia 
O'Leary. He is a shoemaker at Berlin. 

6. Frank Martin, b. C, Sept. 1, 1875. A painter in Somerville, Mass. 

7. William, b. Grafton, Oct. 12, 1877; d. Grafton, Mar. 23, 1878. 

THE PRICE FAMILY 

1. George Price, the son of Frederick and Katherine 
(MacKenzie) Price, was b. in Little Gaspe, P. Q., Jan. 1, 1840. 
He m., Nov. 19, 1866, Jane, dau. of Alexander and Jane (Por- 
ter Simpson, b. Little Gaspe, June 3, 1847. They emigrated to 
Bristol in October, 1888 ; he has been a farmer and laborer ; res. 
a mile south of Central square. Methodists. 

children, all except last born in Little Gaspe. 

2. Elizabeth Amelia, b. July 4, 1868 ; d. Bristol, Mar. 29, 1894, of 
consumption, ae. 25-8-25. 

3. William Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1870 ; m. Dec. 4, 1900, Lura Patten, 
of Alexandria. Child : 

a. Cleora, b. Jan. 14, 1902. 




Harry W. Proctor 
(Died May 17, 1904) 



GENEALOGIES — PROCTOR 35 1 

4. Alfred Alexander, b. Nov. 19, 1872. He went to Granite Creek , 
British Columbia, in February, 1897, where he now res. 

5. Margaret Jane, b. Apr. 15, 1875; in. Harry O. Pike. (See.) 

6. George Edwin, b. Sept. 5, 1877 ; a laborer in Bristol. 

7. Emma Reta, b. Dec. 28, 1879; res. Boston, Mass. 

8. Laura Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1882 ; m. June 24, 1903, Chester S. Pat- 
ten, of Alexandria. He is a carpenter and builder in Wollaston, Mass. 

9. Florence Maud, b. Apr. 15, 1884. A compositor in Enterprise 
office. 

10. Robert Sydney, b. June 24, 1886. 

11. Ethel Kate, b. Bristol, Feb. 24, 1889. 

THE PROCTOR FAMILY 

1. Charles Hall Proctor is the son of Amos Batchelder and 
Liddy Jane (Edwards) Proctor. He was b. in Enfield, Apr. 9, 
1838, and m. (1) Abbie Hayes, dau. of William and Rhoda 
Meade. She d. in Bristol, Dec. 12, 1874, ae. 34-2-. He m. (2) 
Feb. 24, 1876, Abbie F., dau. of Israel T. Rice. (See.) He 
enlisted in Co. C, 15th Regt., N. H. Vols., Sept. 13, 1862, and 
served with his regiment on the lower Mississippi, participating 
in the seige of Port Hudson. Discharged Aug. 13, 1863. He 
came to Bristol in May, 1869, and worked two years in E. K. 
Pray's tannery. Has been for twenty-five years in North End 
woolen-mill as overseer and superintendent. Was postmaster 
at Bristol four years. Democrat, Mason, Odd Fellow, G. A. 
R. Official member of the Methodist church. 

CHILDREN 

2. Fred Lewis, b. May 25, 1861 ; m. (1) Mar. 27, 1886, Mrs. Lucy 
Holt ; (2) Sept. 27, 1894, Isabel, dau. of William and Margaret (Sinclair) 
Ward, b. St. Margaret's Hope, Scotland, Sept. 22, 1869. A machinist in 
Bristol, Chicago, and Alabama, now in Philadelphia. No children. 

3. Harry Weston, b. Dec. 5, 1874. Is a jeweler in Bristol. 

THE PUTNEY FAMILIES 

1. Charles Henry Putney, son of Alfred S. and Hannah 
(Hobart) Putney, was b. in Hebron, May 26, 1844. He m., 
Apr. 11, 1875, Martha Etta, dau. of Ezekiel Follansbee (See), 
b. June 8, 1854. He was a wood turner in Bristol from 1885, 
and here d. Apr. 19, 1900, ae. 55-10-23. 

CHILDREN 

2. Josephine M., b. Aug. 24, 1876. 

3. William Everett, b. Dec. 26, 1879. 



i. Rufus Wright Putney is a son of Alfred S. and Hannah 
(Hobart) Putney. He was b. Hebron, May 18, 1847, and m. 
Dec. 2, 1872, Emma F., dau. of Eldridge F. and Samantha 



35 2 HISTORY OFBRISTOL 

Farrington Perry. Res. Natick, Mass., i870-'84 ; Bristol, 1884- 
'96, where he was a wood worker ; returned to Natick, where he 
has since been an electrical engineer. 

CHILDREN 

2. Arthur Farrington, b. Natick, Oct. 8, 1875. In Bristol, was clerk 
in George H. Hammond's store; while studying pharmacy in Natick, lost 
his eyesight, was partially blind five years till 1900 ; since, totally blind ; 
devotes his time to the poultry industry. 

3. Harry Elbridge, b. N. ; d. Jan. 25, 1879, ae. 22 months. 

THE QUIMBY FAMILIES 

1. Jacob Quimby, son of Jeremiah and Olive (Saunders) 
Quimby, was b. Hill, Feb. 28, 1796. He m. Martha Orr Smith, 
dau. of John, b. Chelmsford, Mass., May 12, 1797. He was a 
farmer in Hill, and in Bristol, i824~'27. He d. Hill, Dec. 9, 
i860, ae. 64-9-1 1. She d. Sanbornton, Feb. 11, 1868, ae. 70- 
8-29. 

CHILDREN 

2. Martha J., b. Hill, Nov. 20, 1820. 

3. Daniel, b. H., Mar. 17, 1823. 

4. Jacob, b. H., Mar. 5, 1825 ; d. Apr. 8, 1894, ae. 69-1-3. 

5. Frederic W., b. Bristol, Jan. 17, 1827 ; m. (1) Almira M. Wiggin, 
dau. Jesse, b. Hill, May 13, 1833, and d. Apr. 15, 1851 (1853), ae. 17-11-2. 
He m. (2) Mary Josephine, dau. Eliphalet and Mary (Trumbull) Ken- 
son, b. East Boston, Mass., May 29, 1843. He has been a farmer in Hill, 
Sanbornton, and in Bristol, near the engine-house of the B. & M. rail- 
road since 1868. Is a noted fox and bee hunter. Republican. Children : 

a. Asceneath, b. Hill, Dec. 20, 1850; m. John B. Sanborn, Apr. 
5, 1877, and d. Sanbornton, 1896 (?). He res. East Tilton. Child : 
Maynard Ray, b. July 6, 1878. 

b. Fred Herbert, b. Sanbornton, Jan. 6, 1867. Unm. 

c. Maurice Burden, b. Bristol, Apr. 10, 1870. Unm. 

d. Charles Russell, b. B., June 24, 1876; m. July 13, 1899, Inez, 
dau. Edwin and Lucy (King) Rogers, b. Milton, Vt., Jan. 10, 1884. 
Children : (1) Leslie Charles, b. Bristol, Feb. 19, 1900. (2) Ray 
Russell, b. B., Dec. 25, 1901. 

6. Parker C, b. Hill, Nov. 25, 1828; m. May 25, 1862, Mary, dau. of 
Charles and Sarah (Calley) Emerson, b. Sanbornton, May 10, 1836. 
Farmer and blacksmith in Sanbornton. Child : George Emerson, b. 
July 1, 1865. Res. Gaza. 

7. Hannah A., b. H., Dec. 26, 1830 ; d. New Whatcom, Wash., Mar. 
17, 1 901, ae. 70-2-21. 

i. Ephraim Quimby, b. Hill, Sept. 28, 1773; supposed to 
be the son of Jeremiah, m. Hannah, dau. of Reuben Wells 
(See), b. Jan. 16, 1777. They were farmers west part of Hill. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1796; m. Daniel F. Rowell. 

3. Reuben, b. Sept. 6, 1800; taken sick 11 a. in., Jan. 19; d. Jan. 20, 
1816, 1 a. in., ae. 15-4-14. 

4. John, b. Sept. 16, 1802; taken sick 9 a. m., Jan. 21; d. Jan. 25, 
1816, at 11 a. m., ae. 13-4-9. 



GENEALOGIES — QUINT 353 

5. Henry, b. Oct. 4, 1804; taken sick Jan. 20, 3 p. m.; d. Jan. 21, 
1816, at 3 p. m., ae. 11-3-17. 

6. Ephrairn, b. Sept. 9, 1808 ; stricken 10 a. in., Jan. 20; d. 7. a. m., 
Jan. 22, 1816, ae. 7-4-13. 

7. Polly, b. Oct. 16, 1810; stricken 6 a. m., Jan. 21 ; d. 10 a. m., Jan. 
22, 1816, ae. 5-3-6. 

8. Joanna, b. Nov. 26, 1812 ; stricken 6 p. m., Jan. 19; d. 10 a. m., 
Jan. 20, 1816, ae. 3-1-24. 

9. Reuben, b. Feb. 22, 1818. 

The above-named six children all d. of spotted fever and were 
buried in two graves. 

THE QUINT FAMILIES 

1 . Sebastian Streeter Quint, son of Silas and Rhoda (Gray) 
Quint, was b. in Grafton, Jan. 8, 1857. He m. Jan. 7, 1877, 
Ida, dau. of Alanson and Laura (Straw) Blake, b. Plymouth, 
Aug. 9, 1859. Has been a painter and paper-hanger in Bristol 
since 1872. Democrat, K. of P. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Beulah Florence, b. Jan. 8, 1878; m. Arthur Robie. (See.) 

3. George Marvin, b. Mar. 20, 1880 ; d. Oct. 23, 1883, ae. 3-7-3. 

4. Silas Alanson, b. Aug. 20, 1882 ; a painter in Bristol. 

5. Linnell Jasper, b. Nov. 18, 1884. 

6. Lorin Blake, b. Jan. 12, 1887. 

7. Glacie Marguerite, b. May 17, 1895. 

8. O'Rilla Gertrude, b. Dec. 3, 1897. 

9. Franka, b. Mar. 12, 1899 ; d. June 23, 1899. 



i. Hosea B. Quint, a brother of above, was a painter in 
Bristol, i874-'8i, when he removed to Concord, where he now 
res. He m. Jan. 13, 1872, Ida F. Haines, b. Oct. 8, 1854, dau. 
of J. Wesley Haines. 

CHILDREN 

2. Edgar M., b. Bristol, May 7, 1873. 

3. Erdine M., b. B., Aug. 3, 1874. 

4. Ida V., b. B., Sept. 16, 1876 ; d. Oct. 1, 1881, ae. 5-0-15. 

THE RANDOLPH FAMILIES 

1. Henry A. Randolph was a son of Samuel and Anna 
Flude, and was b. Northampton, Eng., June 9 (11), 1821. He 
changed his name from Flude to Randolph. At 17 he enlisted 
in the British army, served in the West Indies four years, and 
in Canada, where he deserted and came to the United States. 
He m. Martha J. French, b. Feb. 27, 1823, and settled in Bris- 
tol about 1859. Was a merchant tailor on west side of Central 
square; burned out by the fire of July 4, i86r. (See Roll of 
Honor.) After the war re-entered business. Last four years of 

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354 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

his life was reading law and a pension agent ; committed suicide 
Aug. 17, 1884, ae. 63-2-8. Was a Methodist, Odd Fellow, G. 
A. R. She d. Nov. 18, 1891, ae. 68-1-21. In her will she 
made the Methodist church of Bristol residuary legatee, from 
which the church received $700. 

child 

2. Annie May, b. Bristol, Oct. 29, i860; d. Mar. 14, 1879, ae. 18-4-15. 

Anna French, an insane sister of Mrs. Randolph, made her home 
with Mrs. Randolph. She was b. Dec. 31, 1810, and d. Feb. 25, 1885, ae. 
74-1-24. 



i. William F. Randolph was a son of Samuel and Anna 
Flude. He was b. Northampton, Eng., Aug. 14, 1817, and m. 
May 28, 1844, Lucia Sharp, dau. of William and Martha Sharp, 
b. Cranford, England, Dec. 22, 1818. He came from England 
to Bristol in August, 1869, and changed his name from Flude 
to Randolph after reaching Bristol. His family followed in 
April, 1870. He was an expert landscape gardener. A Metho- 
dist. She d. Bristol, May 10, 1878, ae. 59-4-18 ; he d. Aug. 
14, 1898, ae. 81 years. 

children, all born in England 

2. Anna E., b. June 22, 1849; d. ae. 28 months. 

3. Martha Marie, b. June 30, 1851 ; m. Aug. 9, 1873, Charles W. 
Casely. He was b. Northamptonshire, Eng., Nov. 18, 1853, and came to 
Bristol from England with the Randolph family. He is a Methodist 
clergyman, a member of the Illinois conference. Children : 

a. Herbert William, b. Bristol, Jan. 6, 1875. 

b. Lucy Elizabeth, b. Bristow, Kansas, Jan. 13, 1880. 

c. Cyrus Warren, b. Minneapolis, Kansas, Oct. 13, 1885. 

d. Charlotte Willard, b. Lincoln, Kansas, Aug. 16, 1888. 

4. John R., b. Sept. 4, 1864 ; d. ae. 3 months. 

5. Lizzie M., b. Oct. 29, 1855 ; m. John M. Dow. (See.) 

6. John, b. Aug. 3, 1857; d. ae. 5 years. 

7. William John, b. June 15, 1859; m. Nov. 30, 1885, Lizzie A., dau. 
of Timothy E. and Susan (Cochran) Bayley, b. Plymouth, June 18, 1861. 
He res. Plymouth, where he is clerk, and correspondent Boston Globe. 
Two children, d. in infancy. 

THE RAY FAMILY 

1. John Ray, son of Nathaniel, was b. Apr. 16, 1805. He 
m. (1) Ann, dau. of Josiah and Sally (Ladd) Sanborn, b. Alexan- 
dria, June 29, 1803, and d. Apr. 1, 1848, ae. 44-9-2. Hem. (2) 
Dec. 9, 1 85 1, Eliza Ann (Sanborn )Roby, sister of first wife, b. Jan. 
5, 1 8 16. He was a carpenter and builder in Lowell, Mass., Alex- 
andria and Bristol. He d. Concord, Dec. 3, 1878, ae. 73-7-17, 
(75 — tombstone); she d. in Bristol, in the family of her dau., 
Mrs. Sarah A. (Roby) Taylor, Mar. 17, 1903, ae. 87-2-12. 



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CHILDREN 



2. Orrin B., b. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 22, 1846; m. (1) (certificate June 
27, 1868) Lucy Sarah, dau. of Calvin Golden (See), b. Feb. 22, 1848. 
He in. (2) Mar. 7, 1882, Mary Antoinette, dau. of Milo H. Crosby (See), 
b. Mar. 19, 1853. He was a merchant tailor in Bristol, now farmer. 
Republican. Was captain of Train Rifles. . Children : 

a. Walter, b. Bristol, Apr. 17, 1869; m. Mar. 14, 1892, Mary E. 
Irving, dau. of William and Julia Irviug, b. Plymouth. They res. 
Worcester, Mass. Child : Florence Gertrude, b. Franklin Falls, 
July 22, 1893. 

b. Everett, b. B. Set fire to his father's buildings while play- 
ing with matches in the barn, and perished in the flames, Mar. 31, 
1875, ae. 4 years. 

c. Malvern, b. B., Dec. 10, 1874; m. May 30, 1901, Sarah Etta, 
dau. of Richard and Sarah Marsden, b. Wrentham, Mass., Sept. 10, 
1881. They res. Worcester, Mass. Children: (1) Eva Elizabeth, 
b. Burrillville, R. I., Apr. 6, 1902; d. Jan. 21, 1903. (2) Walter, 
b. July, 1903. 

d. Florence Putnam, b. B., June 16, 1883; d. Aug. 3, 1892, ae. 
9-1-17. 

e. John Crosby, b. B., Apr. 6, 1891. 

3. Eudora Marcelia, b. L., Dec. 9, 1840 ; m. Israel Putnam ; res. 
Minneapolis, Minn.; he d. and she m. (2) his brother, William, fall of 
1881. She res. Lesueur, Minn.; d. Bristol, Feb. 14, 1895, ae. 54-2-5. 

4. Mary Etta, b. Alexandria, Feb. 24, 1855 ; m. 1881, Frank W. Fel- 
lows ; res. Collinsville, Conn. Child : 

a. Ethel, b. Scytheville, May 6, 1883. 

THE REED FAMILY 

1. Erviu Huntoon Reed, son of Hiram and Hannah 
(Moore) Reed, was b. Dorchester, Sept. 6, 1869. He m. Dec. 
25, 1894, Effie A., dau. of Abel Bailey, Jr. (See.) He came 
to Bristol in Apr., 1895, and is a finisher of flannel at mill of 
Dodge-Davis Manufacturing company. 

children 

2. Maud Bailey, b.' Bristol, Mar. 17, 1896. 

3. Ethel Dewey, b. B., June 3, 1898. 

4. Ralph Ervin, b. B., Oct. 12, 1900. 

THE REID FAMILY 

1. Samuel Reid is a son of Joseph Nelson and Mary Ann 
(Smith) Reid. He was b. AuSable, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1870, and 
m. Nov. 23, 1892, Alice May, dau. of Ira F. and Jane L. 
(Hutchins) Varney, b. Rumney, July 8, 1876. A farmer in 
Bristol, from Nov., 1890. 

CHILDREN 

2. Pearl Ira, b. Groton, Apr. 24, 1893. 

3. Eva May, b. Bristol, Dec. 8, 1896. 

4. Dora Maud, b. B., Dec. 15, 1898. 

5. Norman Nelson, b. Alexandria, June 22, 1901. 



356 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

THE REMICK FAMILY 

i. Willard Spaulding Heath Reniick is a son of Augus- 
tus and Eliza Ann (Prior) Remick. He was b. Natick, Mass, T 
July 20, 1 861, and m. (1) May 9, i88i r Ida A., dau. of Edson 
and Elizabeth Drake. She d. in Groton, Dec. 1, 1886. Hem. 
(2) June 26, 1887, Isabel, dau. of Isaac B. and Martha J. Gove, 
who d. in Groton, Feb. 15, 1888. He m. (3) Dec. 21, 1895. 
Lucy M., dau. of John Seavey (See), b. Aug. 19, 1877. He 
has been a carpenter in Groton, and in Bristol since Dec, 1892,, 
res. on Turnpike. 

children 

2. Edwin S., b. Groton, July 27, 1882. 

3. Lewis F., b. G., Mar. 22, 1886. 

4. Eleanor Charlotte, b. Bristol, June 28, 1902. 

THE RICE FAMILIES 

1. Israel Thomas Rice, son of Israel Thomas and Jemima 
(Osgood) Rice, was b. in Eaton, P. Q., Apr. 23, 1822. He m. 
in Nov., 1848, Abbie P., dau. of Leander Badger (See), b. Nov. 
14, 1827. He came to Bristol about 1857, and was an employee 
at tannery and paper-mill ; d. June 4, 1889, ae. 67-1-11. She 
d. Jan. 26, 1896, ae. 68-2-12. 

CHILDREN 

2. Abbie Frances, b. Nashua, Oct. 28, 1849 ; m. Charles H. Proctor. 
(See.) 

3. Martha Jane, b. Ham, Canada, Sept. 6, 1851 ; m. A. Sylvester 
Smith, Apr. 5, 1871 ; res. in Hvibbardton, Vt. Two daughters. 

4. Lock Willard, b. H., Aug. 7, 1853; m. Nov. 25, 1882, Emma Wal- 
lace; d. Nov. 10, 1891, ae. 38-3-3. Was an auctioneer. Republican. 

5. Edgar Augustus, b. H., May 18, 1856; d. June 20, 1872, ae. 16-1-2. 

6. Albertine Lora, b. Bristol, May 29, 1859; res. Boston, Mass. 

7. Oscar Warren, b. B., July 6, 1862 ; m. May 11, 1887, Inez Flor- 
ence, dau. Horace and Hannah (Chellis) Saunders, b. Alexandria, 1866. 
He was for some years a salesman in store of Charles H. Dickinson. One 
year in California, now bookkeeper in Chelsea, Mass. 

8. Nellie Florence, b. B., Oct. 26, 1865; m. Sept. 16, 1897, Clinton 
A. Borden, West Somerville, Mass.; d. Apr. 1, 1898, ae. 32-5-5. Child, 
b. and d. Apr. 1, 1898. 

9. Eva Mabel, b. B., Feb. 19, 1867; d. Apr. 21, 1868, ae. 1-2-2. 

10. Annie Blandena, b. B., Aug. 31, 1869 ; m. Robert F. Moore. (See.) 

11. Charles Proctor, b. B., May 9, 1872 ; m. Alice Adams, dau. of 
Felix. (See.) She m. (2) William H. Welch. Child : 

a. Edgar Harold, b. Bristol, Dec. 1, 1895. 



i. David Henry Rice, son of Col. David and Maria (Gar- 
ron) Rice, was b. Andover, Mass., Sept. 9, 1825, and m., Apr. 
16, 1852, Laura A., dau. of John F. Coleman, b. Gilford, Aug. 
5, 1833. He went to California in 1849 ; was in stove business 



GENEALOGIES — RICE 357 

in Lynn, Mass., i855-'6o; in the hosiery business at South 
Canton, Mass. ; came to Bristol in 1865, as superintendent of the 
Merrimack Hosiery company, which did business for a few 
years in the mill near the railroad station. In 1891, was super- 
intendent of a mining company at Cannon City, Colo., where 
he d., Apr. 6, 1892, ae. 66-6-27. Interment at Bristol. Mrs. 
Rice was engaged for some years in the millinery business in 
Bristol. She now res. with her sou, Cecil C, in Concord. 

CHILDREN 

2. Edward Henry, b. July 16, 1853 ; m. Apr. 10, 1871, Mary A., dau. 
Hcury C. Dubia, b. Warner, Feb. 18, 1853. He was a machinist in Bel- 
mont ; since May, 1885, in Lacouia. Children : 

a. Laura Bessie, b. Bristol, Aug. 2, 1872 ; m. Dec. 25, 1888, 
Joseph N. Neal, and d. Oct. 10, 1890, ae. 18-2-8. 

b. Harry David, b. Belmont, Jan. 10, 1877; machinist in Shel- 
ton, Conn. 

c. Edith May, b. B., Mar. 2, 1883. Graduated from Laconia 
High school. Is a stenographer, Laconia. 

d. Charles Edward, b. Laconia, Julys, *885 ; d. Aug. 10, 1885. 

e. Pearl Lucile, b. L., Apr. 22, 1894. 

3. John Blaisdell, b. Lynn, May, 1855; d. Aug., 1855. 

4. Cecil Coleman, b. South Canton, Mass., Mar. 22, 1865; m. Dec. 
18, 1897, Jennie Gertrude, dau. Charles M. and Maria (Davis) Colby, b. 
in Warner, Aug. 30, 1873. Since December, 1897, he has been baggage- 
master Boston & Maine railroad, running between Concord and White 
River Junction. Res. Concord. Mason, Republican. 



i. William A. Rice, son of Col. David and Maria (Gar- 
ron) Rice, was b. Andover, Mass., July 16, 1828. He m. Jan. 
13, 1852, Margaret A., dau. of Abiel and Betsey (Rogers) Mes- 
ser, b. Lowell, Vt., May 29, 1833. He came to Bristol 1865, 
was a manufacturer of hosiery, and later a speculator in mines 
and mining lands. He d. Bristol, Oct. 8, 1891, ae. 63-2-22. 
His widow res. Bristol. 

CHILD 

2. Mabel Nellie, b. Dedham, Mass., July 23, 1864; m. Elbridge S. 
Bickford. (See.) 



i. William Rice is the son of Andrew and Ann (Good) 
Rice. He was b. in Province of New Brunswick, Mar. 5, 1850, 
and m. Oct., 1873, Mary, dau. of Thomas Mitchell. She d. 
July, 1882, and he m. (2) Oct. 14, 1885, Harriet Clark. He 
located in Bristol, July, 1900, and is an employee at the Mason- 
Perkins paper-mill. 

children 

2. William A., b. Sept. 1, 1874. 

3. Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1879; m. June 4, 1902, Roscoe Tenney. (See.) 

4. Andrew, b. Jan., 1881 ; m. May, 1903, Alice Maude Mitchell, 
removed to New Brunswick. 

5. PearL b. 1887. 6. Charlie, b. 1890. 

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358 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

7. Nellie, b. 1894. 8. Frank, b. 1896. 

9. Grace, b. 1898. 10. Robert, b. Bristol, Aug. 2, 1900. 

11. Leona May, b. B., May 14, 1903. 

THE ROBBINS FAMILY 

1. William Gilbert Robbins, son of Benjamin Franklin 
Curtis and Sarah (Hazelton) Robbins, was b. Hill, Dec. 7, 1869. 
He m., 1887, Elvira Ruth, dau. of Jonathan S. and Maty Eliza- 
beth (Marden) Chapman, b. Alexandria, July 14, 1869. He has 
been a paper-mill and woolen-mill employee and laborer in town 
for fifteen years. 

CHILDREN 

2. Lizzie Lena, b. Dover, Sept. 26, 1888. 

3. Shirley Rex, b. Bristol, Sept. 22, 1891. 

THE ROBIE FAMILIES 

1. George Alvin Robie is the son of Jeremiah S. and Maty 
(Green) Robie, b. Plymouth, Sept. 3, 1842. He came to Bris- 
tol in fall of 1861, and m., July 31, 1864, Sarah E. Nelson, dau. 
of Stephen (See), b. Nov. 18, 1846. He was a carpenter, man- 
ufacturer of bedsteads, machinist, carriage-maker, and for for- 
ty-two years, has been undertaker and dealer in furniture. Is 
also owner of telephone exchange. Republican, Odd Fellow, 
Mason ; business in Robie's block of which he is the owner. 

children, all born in Bristol 

2. Albert George, b. Sept. 14, 1865 ; m. Mar. 10, 1886, Georgia Nel- 
lie, dau. of William Evans and Abbie Hannah (Staples) Roberts, b. Lynn, 
Mass., Aug. 3, 1869. Farmer. Children : 

a. Frank Albert, b. July 2, 18S8. 

b. Warren George, b. June 23, 1890. 

c. Ervin William, b. Oct. 14, 1892. 

d. Harold Bernard, b. Oct. 6, 1903. 

3. Harriet Ann, b. May 12, 1867 ; m. Albro Wells. (See.) 

4. William Green, b. Jan. 29, 1869 ; m. Dec. 1, 1897, Lottie Belle, 
dau. of Orrin W. and Mary Ann (Ray) Shattuck, b. Canaan, Aug. 14, 
1877. Farmer in Bristol. Children : 

a. Isabel Mary, b. Bristol, Oct. 20, 1898. 

b. Lawrence William, b. B., Mar. 24, 1901. 

5. Louis Stephen, b. Jan. 30, 1870; m. Feb. 12, 1894, Lettie E., dau. 
Isaac N. and Etta E. (McGrath) Ford, b. Groton, June 23, 1873. Was in 
grain business, North End grist-mill, July, 1895, till fall, 1903, when he 
removed to Hardwick, Vt. Children : 

a. Gladys, b. Bristol, July 8, 1897. 

b. Ethel Marguerite, b. B., Sept. 22, 1899. 

6. Mabelle, b. Mar. 25, 1873 ; m. June 17, 1896, William S. Lougee. 
They res. Rochester, where he is superintendent of Bell telephone lines. 
Children : 

a. Katherine Robie, b. Rochester, Dec. 23, 1900. 

b. Robert William, b. R., Aug. 20, 1903. 



GENEALOGIES — ROBINSON 359 

7. Arthur, b. Nov. 22, 1875 ; ru. Feb. 1, 1894, Beulah F. Quint, dau. 
of Sebastian S. (See.) Child: 

a. Marian Frances, b. Bristol, Mar. 20, 1895. 



1. Frank Robie, son of John W. L. and Caroline W. (Tit- 
comb) Robie, was b. Raymond, July 20, 1872. He m., Apr. 9, 
1896, Minnie L-, dau. of Alfred A. and Mary J. (Austin) Lewis, 
b. Meriden, Conn., Aug. 12, 1872. He came to Bristol from Ray- 
mond in 1887. Electrician. 

children 

2. Raymond L,., b. Bristol, Sept. 21, 1898. 

3. Harry A., b. B., Apr. 28, 1901. 

THE ROBINSON FAMILIES 

1. Luther Robinson, son of Benjamin and Polly (Glines) 
Robinson, was b. New Hampton, Nov. 9, 1806, and m. Bet- 
sey, dau. of Daniel and Polly (Nichols) Kelley, b. New Hamp- 
ton, Sept. 4, 1809. He was a farmer in New Hampton and 
Bristol, where he d.. Oct. 7, 1880, ae. 73-10-28. She d. New 
Hampton, Aug. 29, 1880, ae. 70-11-25. 

CHILDREN 

2. Elizabeth, b. Jan., 1833 ; m. John B. Gordon, and d. Oct. 30, 1875, 
ae. 42-9-. 

3. Frank Warren, b. Bristol, Aug. 20, 1839 ! m - Apr. IX > I 877, Annie 
Douglas, dau. of William Green (See), b. Jan. 12, 1842. They res. Bris- 
tol. He is a farmer. Republican. No children. 



i. George Howe Robinson, son of Andrew J. and Sally 
Piper (Carter) Robinson, was b. in Allenstown, Dec. 8, 185 1. 
He m. Dec. 20, 1883, Lizzie Kathleen, dau. John Roby (See), 
b. Apr. 11, 1853. For man}- years he resided at New Hamp- 
ton, drove stage to Bristol and then run to Concord as brake- 
man each day. Sold his stage line, and removed to Bristol, 
Nov., 1896, and continues as brakeman. 

children, all born in New Hampton 

2. Son, b. Jan. 24, 1885 ; d. Jan. 26, 1885. 

3. Myra Kathleen, b. Apr. 1, 1886. 

4. John Gustavus, b. Sept. 8, 1889 ; d. Dec. 3, 1898, ae. 9-2-25. 

5. Levi Carter, b. Sept. 23, 1891. 

6. Fred Carl, b. Dec. 4, 1894 ; d. Nov. 15, 1899, ae. 4-11-11. 



i. Charles Green Robinson, brother of George H., above, 
was b. Nov. 12, 1852. He m. Dec. 25, 1875, Annie, dau. of 
Samuel W. Heath (See), b. Dec. 4, 1854. He was a stone- 
cutter in New Hampton; has res. since 1896 in Bristol; is a 
laborer at railroad station. 



360 HISTORY OP BRISTOL 

children, all born in New Hampton 

2. Arthur Jackson, b. Nov. 11, 1876; brakeman on railroad. Res. 
Concord. 

3. Sarah Hannah, b. Oct. 31, 1878. Res. New Hampton. 

4. Mabel Perkins, b. Mar. 10, 1880. 

5. Nellie Carter, b. Aug. 26, 1882. 

6. George Eugene, b. Sept. 22, 1885. 

7. Maud Alice, b. Mar. 9, 1887. 

8. Ruth Louise, b. Sept. 8, 1893. 

THE ROBY FAMILY 

1. Ichabod Roby came from Scotland about 1727, and set- 
tled in that part of Chester now Candia. 

2. IyOwell Roby, a descendant of Ichabod, was in Weare, 
evidently, as late as 1807. He removed to Fifield hill in Bridge- 
water, and, about 1823, to Alexandria. He was a great bear 
hunter and trapper. He used a steel trap that Ichabod brought 
from Scotland, which is now in the possession of the family. 
At one time he set his trap on Tenney hill, in Hebron, and 
caught a troublesome bear that weighed 450 pounds. At another 
time he caught a bear near where is now the stable of John W. 
Wilbur & Co. in Bristol village. In all, he killed or trapped 
49 bears. He m. Margaret Kinson, and d. Alexandria, Sept. 
28, 1858. She d. May 11, 1861. 

CHILDREN 

3. Sarah, b. Weare, Mar. 10, 1806; d. young. 

4. Olive, b. W., July 20, 1807; m. Timothy Taylor. 
-#5. John, b. Bridgewater, June 20, 1809. 

#6. Levi, b. B., Sept. 28, 1813. 

7. Eldred, b. B., 1818 ; m. July 13, 1844, Eliza A., dau. of Josiah 
Sanborn, b. Alexandria, Jan. 5, 1816. He d. "Nov. 9, 1847, ae. 29." She 
m. (2) John Ray. (See.) Children: 

a. Sarah Alma, b. Alexandria, June 12, 1845 ; m. William T. 
Taylor. (See.) 

b. Clara Albertine, b. Lowell, Mass., Feb. 19, 1847 ; m. Joseph 
N. Dickinson. (See.) 

8. Lowell Rufus, b. B., Aug. 28, 1821 ; m. Jan. 29, 1848, Nancy Stick- 
ney Flanders. He d. Hebron, Jan. 2, 1902, ae. 80-4-4. She res. Hebron. 
Eight children. 

9. Charles. 

(5) John Roby, b. June 20, 1809, m. Feb. 14, 1832, 
Elmira Smith, dau. of Abraham Dolloff (See), b. Dec. 14, 18 10. 
He was a farmer in Alexandria, New Hampton, Moore's Mills, 
in Bristol, where he d. Feb. 23, 1892, ae. 82-8-3. She d. in 
in the family of Augustus J. Ferrin, New Hampton, Feb. 24, 
1902, ae. 91-2-10. 

children 

#10. Gustavus, b. Bristol, Dec. 1, 1832. 
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12. Nicholas Dolloff, b. B., Nov. 6, 1838 ; d. June 26, 1846, ae. 7-7-20. 

13. Sarah M., b. B., Apr. 15, 1843 ; m. Augustus J. Ferrin. (See.) 

14. Lizzie Kathleen, b. B., Apr. 11, 1853; was a school teacher ; m. 
George H. Robinson. (See.) 

(6) Levi Roby, b. Sept. 28, 1813, m. Susan Sumner, 
dau. of Capt. Ebenezer and Mehitable (Lawrence) Thompson, 
b. Thomaston, Me., Feb. 22, 1817. He res. Concord, Manches- 
ter, Nashua, Lowell, Mass., and Bristol. He was for 20 years 
connected with the Mass. Cotton Corp., Lowell, having charge 
of its buildings, grounds, and the construction of foundations 
for new mills. He d. Bristol, Feb. 9, 1889, ae. 75-4-1 1 ; she d. 
Boston, Mass., Dec. 20, 1891, ae. 74-9-28. 

CHILDREN 

15. Solon, b. Alexandria, Nov. 2, 1843 ; d. Concord, Dec. 13, 1875, ae. 
32-1-11. 

16. Homer, b. Lowell, Mass., Oct. 5, 1848; m. Sept. 10, 1870, Clara 
DeAlba, dau. Marshall W. White (See), b. Aug. 21, 1850. She d. Bristol, 
Apr. 7, 1872, ae. 21-7-16. He m. Oct. 5, 1875, Sarah Comfort, dau. O. K. 
and Mary J. (Ackerman) Gray, b. Alexandria, Dec. 28, 1854. He was an 
employee at Calley & Currier's crutch factory for some years. Served as 
fireward 6 years ; as selectman two years. In 1899, removed to Hollis, 
where he is in trade. Democrat, Odd Fellow. Children : 

a. Bertie, b. Bristol, Feb. 11, 1872; d. Oct. 31, 1872. 

b. Levi Bertrand, b. B., Sept. 24, 1877; m. Dec. 13, 1898, Mabelle 
L., dau. Moses F. Wilbur. (See.) He was a hotel clerk, Bristol. 
Now res. Hollis. Child : Wilbur Homer, b. Lexington, Mass., 
Oct. 27, 1902. 

c. Ralph Homer, b. B., July 26, 1887. 

17. Fred Forrest, b. Nashua, Sept. 17, 1855; m. Dec. 8, 1881, Ella, 
dau. Capt. Ahira and Sabra (Rogers) Kelley, b. South Dennis, Mass., 
Dec. 28, 1855, and d. Boston, Mass., Feb. 20, 1895, ae. 39-1-22. From 
Apr., 1 881, till 1 901, practiced dentistry in Boston ; then became member 
firm of John S. Doane & Co., wholesale liquor dealers, Boston. 

18. Frank Lowell, b. Bridgewate^, Dec. 26, i860 ; d. Concord, Apr. 
25, 1880, ae. 19-3-29- 

(10) Gustavus Roby, b. Dec. 1, 1832, m. Nov. 21, 1861, 
Mary Marcia, dau. of Jonas R. Hayward, b. Alexandria, Mar. 
1, 1842, and d. Bristol, June 20, 1894, ae. 5 2_ 3 -I 9- Has spent 
most of his life as a paper maker ; has been for 24 years super- 
intendent of Mason-Perkins Paper company's mill. Republican. 
Represented Bristol in constitutional convention of 1889. 

children 

19. Austin Hayward, b. Bristol, June 17, 1867; m. July 28, 1888, Ola 
Maude, dau. of Frank A. Gordon (See), b. Jan. 22, 1868. He was in the 
shoe trade in Bristol ; town clerk two years till 1891, when he removed 
to Boston where he was actuary in a banking house ; was for a few years 
secretary of Y. M. C. A., in Nashua; state secretary for New Hampshire 
and Vermont ; since 1900, in wholesale coal business ; now counected 
with the Anderson Coal Mining company as director and secretary, with 
office in Boston. Republican. Methodist. Res. Maiden, Mass. Mrs. 
Roby is a superior vocalist. Child : 

a. Donald Gordon, b. Bristol, Oct. 22, 1889. 



362 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

20. John Elwyn, b. B., Jan. 3, 1876; m. Oct. 16, 1897, Mary Annie, 
dau. Frank and Ellen Maria George, b. Chester, Vt., June 10, 1877. 
Child : 

a. Leslie Milton, b. Bristol, May 16, 1898. 



i. Oscar Samuel Roby is a son of Lowell Rufus (See), b. 
Alexandria, Mar. 27, 1862. He m. Apr. 22, 1903, Emily, dau. 
of Felix Adams. (See.) He has been a hostler in Bristol 
since about 1896. 



THE ROLLINS FAMILY 

1 . Reuben Rollins was of the sixth generation from James 
Rawlins, who migrated to America, in 1632, with the settlers of 
Ipswich, Mass., and afterwards settled in Dover. Reuben was 
b. in Epping, Nov. 15, 175 1 ; was a soldier in the Revolution- 
ary army, serving two years in Col. Stark's regiment, and was 
at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. In 1778, he m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Reuben Smith, and in 1784, removed to Sanbornton. 
He d. in Sanbornton, June 18, 1808, ae. 56-7-3 ; she d. after a 
long widowhood, Aug. 28, 1853, ae. 93-7-. They had thirteen 
children, of whom two removed to Bridgewater. 

-Y-2. Joshua, b. Mar. 19, 1779. 

*3- Joseph, b. Sanbornton, Apr. 8, 1789. 

(2) Joshua, b. Mar. 19, 1779, m. Lydia, dau. Simeon 
Rollins, of Andover. He removed to Bridgewater about 18 10, 
where he d. Dec. 9, 1858, ae. 79-8-20. She was living in 
Bridgewater in 1868, ae. 85. 

CHILDREN 

#4. Reuben, b. Sanbornton, Feb. 10, 1809. 

5. Mary, b. Bridgewater, June 5, 1811; m. June 5, 1837, David B. 
Clement, of Thornton, who afterward res. in Bridgewater. 

6. Harriet, b. B., Jan. 31, 1821 ; d. Aug. 19, 1825, ae. 4-6-18. 

(3) Joseph Rollins, b. Apr. 8, 1789 ; in early life removed 
to the Richard Brown farm in Bridgewater, where he had made 
for himself a home. He m., Dec. 6, 181 2, Mary, dau. Samuel 
Huckins, of New Hampton. She d. Mar. 23, 1876, ae. 75, 
and he m. (2) the widow of Rev. Paul Perkins. He was 
ordained a "ruling elder" in the Free Baptist church in Bridge- 
water, in 1829. About 1832, he located at No. Bristol. In 
company with Ebenezer Kendall, he built the saw-mill where is 
now the electric light plant, and in company with his son, 
Samuel, operated this mill for twenty-eight years. Was dea- 
con of Free Baptist church in Bristol. He d. in Bristol village, 
Aug. 9, 1877, ae. 88-4-1. She d. in Bristol. 



GENEALOGIES — ROLLINS 363 

CHILDREN 

7. Eliza, b. Bridgewater, Sept. 13, 1813 ; m. May 5, 1833, Putnam 
Spaulding, of Bridgewater, later a merchant in Chelsea, Mass. She d. 
Sept. 28, 1848, ae. 35-0-15. He m. (2) Mary Cutler. Children : 

a. Putnam Frost, d. young. b. Joseph, d. young. 

-#8. Samuel H., b. B., June 30, 1815. 

9. Sarah J., b. B., Oct. 14, 1817 ; m. John F. Tilton. (See.) 

10. Mary S., b. B., Apr. 20, 1821 ; m. Samuel S. Fellows. (See.) 

#11. Joseph Flanders, b. B., Nov. 6, 1824. 

#12. Richard B., b. B., Jan. 13, 1829. 

13. Harriet, b. B., Feb. 16, 1831 ; d. May 9, 1842, ae. 1 1-2-23. 

#14. Lyman, b. Bristol, Nov. 22, 1832. 

(4) Reuben Rollins, b. Feb. 10, 1809, m. (1) Apr. 27, 
1834, Laura, dau. of Samuel Sleeper (See), b. Feb. 24, 1808, 
and d. Jan. 24, 1835, in Bristol, ae. 26-11-. He m. (2) Aug. 
31, 1835, Lavinia, sister of his first wife, b. June 29, 1803, and 
d. Jan. 27, 1859, ae. 55-6-28. He m. (3) Mrs. Rosilla D. 
Evans, Oct. 23, 1864. He removed from Bridgewater to Bris- 
tol about 1836, owned and operated the woolen-mill on Willow 
street. Farmer and school teacher. In 1855, removed to Cale- 
donia, Minn., where he d. in the family of his son, Henry M., 
May 9, 1903, ae. 94-2-29. 

CHILDREN 

S&15. Samuel Sleeper, b. Bridgewater, May I, 1836. 
#16. Joshua, b. B., May 21, 1838. 

17. Henry Morse, b. B., Feb. 4, 1844; m. Ellen Lenora, dau. Lyman 
B. and Rosilla D. Evans, b. Jan. 13, 1850, in Tilton. He is a railway 
postal clerk ; res. Caledonia. Children : 

a. Fred Herbert, b. Caledonia, Sept. 30, 1867. 

b. George Lee, b. C, Jan. 3, 1870. 

c. Charles Albert, b. C, Mar. 29, 1872. 

d. Lulu Mabel, b. C, Jan. 19, 1883. 

(8) Col. Samuel H. Rollins, b. June 30, 1815, came to 
Bristol with his parents when a young man. Was a farmer and 
manufacturer of lumber, and res. near No. Bristol cemetery, 
west side of highway. He m., Oct. 17, 1838, Irene Whipple, of 
Hebron, who d. Oct. 30, 1875, ae. 57- 10- - He m. (2) Feb. 27, 
1876, Mrs. Huldah D. Walker, and d. May 12, 1895, ae. 79- 
10-12. Republican. Served four years as selectman ; was col- 
onel of 34th Regiment militia. Odd Fellow, Free Baptist. 

children, all supposed to have been born in Bristol 

18. Ellen Caroline, b. Mar. 6, 1840 ; m. Levi D. Johnson. (See.) 

19. Harriet Augusta, b. Sept. 9, 1842 ; m. Charles N. Drake. (See.) 

20. William Henry Harrison, b. Nov. 29, 1843 J d. June 8, 1863, ae. 
19-6-9. 

21. Ora A., b. July 28, 1845 ; m. George H. Fowler. (See.) 

22. Eldora A., b. June 10, 1848 ; m. Fred W. Prescott. (See.) 

23. Samuel Dinsmore, b. Aug. 17, 1849; m. Mar. 20, 1871, Clara M., 



364 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

dau. of Amos Damon. (See.) Divorced. He m. (2) Mary Bartlett. 
Children : 

a. Willie Weston, b. Bristol, Jan. 16, 1872. Res. Hyde Park, 
Mass. 

b. Harold Bertrand, b. B., May 21, 1875. 

(11) Joseph F. Rollins, b. Nov. 6, 1824, m. Oct. 29, 1848, 
Amanda J. Ingalls, dau. of Gilman. (See.) Was the first 
fireman and later engineer on Bristol branch railroad for ten 
years, and subsequently in trade where is now Rollins' s block. 
Represented town in legislature. Republican, Free Baptist. 
He d. July 13, 1864, ae. 39-8-7. She m. (2) Capt. George W. 
Dow. (See.) 

CHILDREN 

24. Leston Laforest, b. Bristol, Feb. 3, 1850; m. Dec. 1, 1878, Addie 
M., dau. Nicholas T. Chase (See), b. July 2, 1858. He built Rollins's 
block in Central square. Mill operative. Republican, Mason. Child : 

a. Edith Mae, b. Bristol, May 24, 1882. Is a compositor in 
Enterprise office. 

25. Daniel Webster, b. B., Dec. 8, 1852; d. Dec. 21, 1855, ae. 3-0-13. 

(12) Richard B. Rollins, b. Jan. 13, 1829, m. Martha 
Gray, b. Sheffield, Vt., Nov. 22, 1829. He was a farmer at No. 
Bristol, where he d. Apr. 2, 1886, ae. 57-2-19. She res. Lake- 
port. 

children 

26. Franklin Leroy, b. Bristol, Oct. 31, 1853; m. Dec. 16, 1875, Mary 
B. Colby, dau. of Wilson, b. Hill, Dec. 27, 1851. Was a stone mason 
and contractor at Bristol, and after 1887, at Lakeport, where he d. Aug. 

2, 1896, ae. 42-9-1. Children : 

a. Charles Albert, b. Bristol, Sept. 21, 1877; d. 1878. 

b. Bert Wilson, b. B., Jan. 12, 1879. 

c. George Parker, b. B., Apr. 21, 1882. 

27. George Gray, b. B., Dec. 11, 1854; m. Nov. 26, 1890, Nellie M., 
dau. of Abel H. and Emily M. (Coburn) Stone, b. Lowell, Mass., Apr. 

3, 1861. No children. He left Bristol 1871 ; since 1879, has been foreman 
for "Lake company," Lakeport. 

28. Mary Eliza, b. B., Feb. 2S, 1859; m. Oct. 28, 1878, Orvis Thomas 
Muzzey, b. Hebron, Mar. 18, 1854. Res. Lakeport. Children : 

a. Gertrude Estelle, b. Lakeport, Sept. 17, 1879 ; d. Nov. 9, 1885, 
ae. 6-1-22. 

b. Victor Gray, b. L., July 10, 1897. 

(14) Lyman Rollins, b. Nov. 22, 1832, 111. July 4, 1854, 
Caroline Augusta, dau. Timothy P., and^Mary Jane Flanders, 
b. Hopkinton, Apr. 5, 1837. Was engineer on Northern road, 
and for four years previous to May, 1859, engineer on road 
from Milwaukee to FaCrosse, Wis. Served in 6th Regt., N. H. 
Vols. (See Roll of Honor.) Went to California in 1866, where 
he was engineer. Died in New Orleans, Sept., 1885, ae. 52-10-. 
Mrs. Rollins was divorced in June, 1867, and is now Mrs. A. A. 
Young, 4 Fuller street, Concord. She is the founder of the 
Pythian Sisterhood. 



GENEALOGIES — ROUNDS 365 

CHILD 

29. Lyman J. T., b. Concord, July 6, 1855; tn. Oct. 13, 1880, Ellen 
Lucy Carter. He d. Concord, Nov. II, 1892, ae. 37-4-5. Mrs. Rollins 
res. Concord. Children : 

a. Lyman, b. Apr. 21, 1881. 

b. Harry Lewis, b. Apr. 27, 1883. 

c. William Manly, b. Jan. 26, 1885. 

(15) Samuel S. Rollins, b. Bridgewater, May 1, 1836. 
He removed to Minnesota with bis father in 1855, and m., Nov. 
8, i860, Martha Melissa Elmore, b. Farmington, Me., Oct. 31, 
1843. Res. Alma City, Minn. 

CHILDREN 

30. Martha Lavina, b. Aug. 16, 1861 ; d. Caledonia, Minn., Jan. 18, 
1864, ae. 2-5-2. 

31. Edith Augusta, b. May 22, 1865 ; m. Mar. 24, 1887, John Harmon. 
Henry C, b. Dec. 1, 1866; m. July 28, 1892, Ella A. Runnels. 
Lilian Grace, b. Dec- 5, 1871 ; m. Mar. 18, 1890, Frank Vander- 



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Nora May, b. July 21, 1876. 
Ruby, b. Mar. 25, 1889. 



(16) Joshua Rollins, b. May 21, 1838, went West with his 
father, and m., Nov. 5, 1876, Emma J., dau. of William R. 
and Charlotte (Crow) Reynolds, b. Clarington, Pa., Feb. 17, 
i860. They res. Caledonia, Minn., where he d., Apr. 2, 1884, 
ae. 45-10-11. 

children 

36. William Sleeper, b. Caledonia, Nov. 21, 1877. 

37. Reuben, b. C, June 4, 1879. 

38. Pearl, b. C, Sept. 10, 1881. 

39. Ruby, b. C, Apr. 18, 1885. 

40. Ralph Harold, b. C, Nov. 7, 1888. 

THE ROUNDS FAMILY 

1. Charles Edgar Rounds is the son of William and Lucre- 
tia (Manchester) Rounds. He was b. West Buxton, Me., Oct. 
25, 1864, and m. July 11, 1895, Katherine Belle Wilbur, dau. of 
George H. and Elizabeth Augusta Spiller, b. Hill, May 27, 
1866. He was in the wholesale dry goods business as traveling 
salesman, 1880 till Dec, 1894 ; since in retail dry goods trade in 
Bristol. Republican, Mason. 

THE ROWE FAMILY 

1. Louis Rowe (spelled Rhault in Canada) was b. Gen- 
tilly, Canada, Feb. 14, 1838 ; came to Bristol in 1858, and by his 
good nature, ability, and desire to learn, made many friends. 
He served in Co. D, 12th Regt., N. H. Vols. (See Roll of 



366 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

Honor.) He m., 1867, Phebe, dau. of Sewell Sanborn (See), 
b. May 21, 1851, and d. of consumption, June 30, 1869, ae. 18- 
1-9. He m. (2) Aug. 31, 1872, Sarah Jane, dau. of David M. 
Merrill (See), b. Sept. 11, 1848. He was a carriage-maker in 
the employ of Lovejoy & Kelley. He d. of wounds received in 
the service, June 27, 1882, ae. 44-4-13. Methodist, Republi- 
can. She removed to Ashland, and d. in Boston, Oct. 27, 1894, 
as the result of a surgical operation, ae. 46-1-16. 

children 

2. Nellie Kdwidge, b. Bristol, Mar. 2, 1869 ; d. June 5, 1869. 

3. Ellie Etta, b. B., June 6, 1873; res. Ashland. Unm. 

4. Louis Elmer, b. B., Nov. 5, 1874; concreter ; res. Malone, N. Y. 

5. Annie Leoza, b. B., July 9, 1877 ; d. Aug. 25, 1879, ae. 2-1-16. 

6. Charles David, b. B., May 21, 1879 ; employed in train dispatcher's 
office at Woodsville. 

THE SANBORN FAMILIES 

The Sanborns of America are the descendants of the Sam- 
bornes or Sambournes of England. These names appear on the 
records of England from the middle of the 12th century. The 
ancestor of a large part at least of the Sanborns of New Eng- 
land was John Samborne, b. in England, a few years previous 
to 1600. He m. a dau. of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and d. in 
England in 1632, leaving three sons: John, b. 1620; William, b. 
1622 ; Stephen, b. 1624. Rev. Stephen Bachiler came to Amer- 
ica in the ship William and Francis, and landed in Boston June 
5, 1632, in company with the three sons named above. They 
all settled in Lynn, and here Mr. Bachiler, though over seventy 
years of age, was pastor of a church. Difficulties arose and he 
removed to Ipswich, and, in 1638, to Hampton, where he was 
installed as first pastor of the Congregational church there. 
The Sanborns of Bristol are the descendants of the first two of 
the three sons named. In the early years of New Chester all 
spelled the name Sandborn. 

1. Lieut. John Samborne, b. England, 1620, m. (1) Mary 
Tuck, dau. of Robert. She d. Dec. 30, 1668, and he m. (2) 
Margaret Moulton, a widow, dau. of Robert Page. She d. 
July 13, 1699. He d. Oct. 20, 1692, ae. 72. He was the father 
of twelve children, of whom the sixth was 

2. Joseph, b. Mar. 13, 1659. He m., Dec. 28, 1682, Mary 
Gove, dau. of Capt. Edward, of Hampton. He was a farmer at 
Hampton, and there d. between 1722 and 1724. He had eight 
children of whom the fifth was 

3. Abraham, b. Mar. 10, 1696. He m., Jan. 22, 1718, 
Dorothy, dau. of John Smith, who d. Jan. 11, 1788. He d. 
Sept. 2, 1757, ae. 61-5-22. He had ten children, of whom the 
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GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 367 

4. Daniel, b. Kensington, May 28, 1728. He m. (1) July 
27, 1748, Anna, dan. of Sherburne Tilton. She d. June 8, 1759, 
and he m. (2) July 9, 1760, Mary Collins. He res. Kensington, 
Chester, and Franklin, where he d., May 25, 1812, ae. 83-11-27. 
His remains rest in the old, neglected burying-ground near 
the track of the Bristol branch railroad in Franklin. He had 
nine children. Of these, Abraham, b. 1762, m. Deborah Scrib- 
ner, and removed to Bridgewater. Daniel, b. Nov. 21, 1763, m. 
Molly Smith, and settled in Hill. The following settled in Bris- 
tol : ' 

5. Mary, b. Kensington, Sept. 24, 1751 ; m. Peter Sleeper. (See.) 

#6. Theophilus, b. Oct. 24, 1753. 

#7. Sherburu, b. July 10, 1756. 

*8. Elijah, b. Sept. 22, 1761. 

THEOPHILUS SANBORN AND HIS DESCENDANTS 

(6) Theophilus Sanborn, son of Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1753, 
m. in 1779, Mary Sleeper, dau. of David (See), b. Sept. 22, 
1758. Before he m. he came to Bristol, and built a log cabin 
just above the present residence of Mrs. J. W. Sanborn, on the 
east side of the highway, on north slope of New Chester 
mountain. In the spring of 1779, he brought his young wife 
here and such household goods as could be brought on a pack 
horse. They occupied the cabin for some years, when a two- 
story frame house took its place. Mr. Sanborn was the first 
shoemaker and tanner in town and had his tan pits near his 
house. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary army, being 
a sergeant in Capt. Page's company, and served in Rhode 
Island in Sept., 1777. He was also a member of Capt. Moses 
Deavitt's company and Col. Moses Nichols's regiment in expe- 
dition to Rhode Island, Aug., 1778. Another account says he 
was a drum-major. He d. in the family of his son, Daniel, in 
Bristol, Mar. 4, 1839, ae. 85-4-10. She d. in Bristol, May 2, 
1845, ae. 86-7-10. Methodists, Democrat. 

CHILDREN, all born in Bristol 

9. Margaret, b. Sept. 30, 1779; m. Stephen Gale. (See.) 
#10. Sherburn, b. Dec. 8, 1780. 

11. Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1783 ; d. 1783. 

12. Polly, b. Mar. 30, 1785. Lived in the family of her brother, 
Daniel, where she d. unm., Sept. 19, 1851, ae. 66-5-19. 

13. Ruth, b. Mar. 6, 1786; m. Aaron Favor. (See.) 

14. Nancy, b. Nov. 18, 1788; m. Moses Worthen. (See.) 
#15. Theophilus, b. Jan. 8, 1791. 

16. Sally, b. Sept. 17, 1793 ; m. Rev. Hezekiah Davis. (See.) 

17. Catherine, b. Nov. II, 1795; d. Apr. 2, 1797, ae. 1-4-21. 
#18. Daniel, b. Aug. 23, 1797. 

19. David, b. July 21, 1800; d. July 10, 1802, ae. 1-11-19. 

20. Catherine, b. Aug. 6, 1803; ni. Sept. 5, 1827, Nathan Davis, of 
Canaan. They res. Canaan till three children were b., and then removed 
to Ohio. She d. East Trumbull, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Jan. 9, 1863, ae. 
59-5-3 ; he d. same place, June 27, 1882. Children : 



368 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

a. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 30, 1828; d., unm., in Ohio, Mar. 4, 1894, 
ae. 65-6-4. 

b. Alrnira, b. July 7, 1831 ; m. Feb. 16, 1846, William Young, 
Hartsgrove, O., where he d. Jan. 10, 1881, ae. 61-1-10. Two chil- 
dren : (1) Elbert William, b. June 20, 1849 ; m. Lucy Fenton and 
res. Hartsgrove. (2) Irena E., b. Sept. 28, 1850; m. William 
Rice, Dec. 19, 1871. Three children. Res. Hartsgrove. 

c. Elvira, twin sister of Almira ; m. June 2, 1852, Elhanan W. 
Adams. Res. East Trumbull, O. Children: (1) Edmond IT., b. 
June 26, 1854; m. 1878, Ella Brown. (2) Laura O., b. July 11, 1857 ; 
d. May 4, 1862, ae. 4-9-23. (3) Georgia S., b. Aug. 14, 1871. 

d. Sarah, b. Mar. 25, 1836 ; m. Jan. 17, 1853, Samuel T. Adams. 
Child: Lucy C, b. Apr. 5, 1857; m. Arthur J. White. Res. Boist- 
fort, Louis Co., Wash. 

e. George Washington, b. May 25, 1838; m. Mar. 20, 1863, Mary 
Elizabeth Brooks. Res. Piper City, Ford Co., 111. 

(10) Sherburn Sanborn, son of Maj. Theophilus, b. Dec. 
8, 1780, m. June 24, 1802, Sarah Worthen, dau. of Samuel. 
(See.) He was a farmer and was drowned while driving logs 
down the Newfound river, June 29, 1807, ae. 26-6-21. She m. 
(2) Moses W. Merrill. (See.) 

CHILDREN 

-Y-21. Martin Luther, b. Bristol, Jan. 1, 1803. 

22. Laura Worthen, b. B., Sept. 5, 1804; m. Rev. William D. Cass, 
Mar. 11, 1824, and d. Plymouth, Dec. 5, 1830, ae. 26-3-0. 

(15) Theophilus Sanborn, son of Maj. Theophilus, b. Jan. 
8, 1791, m. Sept. 15, 1815, Fanny Cross, dau. of Jonathan, b. 
New Salem, Mar. 6, 1794, and d. Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., 
Ohio, Aug. 23, 1866, ae. 72-5-17. He d. Ford Co., 111., Aug. 
25, 1872, ae. 81-7-17. 

CHILDREN 

23. Hannah Dustin, b. Bristol, Oct. 5, 1816 ; m. Joseph Brooks in 
1840, and d. Mar. 16, 1890, ae. 73-5-1 1. Children : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, m. Rev. George Davis. 

b. Emily Phebe, m. John Baer, and had two children. 

c. Caroline Rebecca, m. Henry Pepper. 

d. Olive Estella, m. John Baer. 

24. Jonathan Cross, b. B., Feb. 13, 1819 ; went to Indiana when 20 
years of age, and m. Ophelia Porter. They res. in Michigan City, Ind. 
They had one daughter who d. of consumption at 22. The mother d. of 
same disease four years before. He d. Dec. 3, 1892, ae. 73-9-20. 

25. Rebecca Dustin, b. Canaan, July 30, 1824 ; m. June 8, 1848, Fitch 
Andrews, of Trumbull, Ohio. 

26. Mary, b. Bristol, Dec. 13, 1825 ; d. Apr. 14, 1836, in Bath, ae. 10-4-1. 

27. Lorain H., b. B., Oct. 6, 1829; d. unm., in Trumbull, Ohio, Feb. 
11, 1865, ae. 35-4-5- 

(18) Maj. Daniel Sanborn, son of Maj. Theophilus, b. 
Aug. 23, 1797, m. Oct. 22, 1818, Hannah Worthen, dau. Lieut. 
Samuel (See), b. July 17, 1796. She d. Mar. 9, 1831, ae. 34- 
7-22, and he m. (2) Jemima (Edwards) Blake, widow of John, 
and dau. of John Edwards (See), b. Apr. 29, 1799, and d. Dec. 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 369 

24, 1882, ae. 83-7-25. He was a farmer 01a the Favor L,ocke 
farm, west of New Chester mountain, where he d. July 19, 1854, 
ae. 56-10-26. 

children, all born in Bristol 

28. Plutnmer Worthing, b. Feb. 15, 182 1 ; in. May 30, 1844, Sarah F., 
dan. of Jonathan Dearborn, b. North Danville, Feb. 9, 1819, and d . in 
Candia, May 28, 1880, ae. 61-3-19. He d. in Hartford, Wis., Jan. 24, 1893, 
ae. 71-11-9. He was postmaster of Candia many years, and justice of the 
peace. He removed to Wisconsin eight years before his death. Child : 

a. Clarence, b. Bristol, May 27, 1847; d. Mar. 5, 1850, ae. 2-9-8. 

b. Abbie Lowell (adopted), m. William H. Benson. 
■#29. Charles Heading, b. Feb. 23, 1824. 

30. Jane Moffet, b. Dec. 10, 1826 ; m. Jacob W. Martin. (See.) 
-'•V31. Luther B., b. Mar. 16, 1S29. 

32. Hannah Worthing, b. Mar. 1, 1831; m. Dec. 3, 1854, Lewis Burn- 
ham Rock, b. Drummondville, Canada, Aug. 13, 1825. In March, 1844, 
I icing then nineteen years of age, he left his home with $2.50 in his 
pocket, and his wardrobe in a small bundle, and walked 200 miles to 
Bristol. Here he met one with whom his fortune was to be closely 
linked, Sherburn S. Merrill, then proprietor of the village hotel, but 
later, general superintendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
railroad. He was given employment at the hotel by Mr. Merrill, 
remaining four years, then went to Lowell, Mass., and one year later 
to California, sailing December, 1849. In July, 1854, he went to Milwau- 
kee, and became train baggagemaster on the Milwaukee and Prairie du 
Chien railroad. In 1856, was made passenger conductor, and in 1865, 
assistant superintendent, and in November, 1867, superintendent of the 
Northern Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, 
which position he held till his death, May 28, 1888. His age was 62-9-15. 
His widow res. in Milwaukee. Children : 

a. Lewis E.,b. Milwaukee, July 29, 1857; m. Nov. 17, 1885, Min- 
nie Johnson, at Aberdeen, So. Dakota. 

b. Charles Frederick, b. M., Dec. 18, 1867. Res. Milwaukee. 

c. Frank Daniel, b. M., Mar. 24, 1871. Res. Milwaukee. 

(21) Martin Luther Sanborn, son of Sherburn, b. Jan. 1, 
1803, m. Dee. 17, 1829, Emeline S., dau. of James and Ruth 
(Weeks) Smith, b. Oct. 23, 181 1, in Bath. He was a farmer 
in Bath, but late in life removed to the West and d. Waukesha, 
Wis., June 19, 18S5, ae. 82-5-18. She d. Milwaukee, Oct. 8, 
1900, ae. 88-1 1— 15. 

CHILDREN 

33. George Washington, b. Bath, Sept. 25, 1832; m. Eliza Etta Rich- 
ards, Oct. 2, 1859, at Monroe, Wis. He commenced his life work as "yard 
man" at Boston, for the Fitchburg railroad. In .September, 1854, with 
his brother Sherburn, he located at Milwaukee, Wis., and became brake- 
man on the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroad ; soon after, passenger con- 
ductor. From 1868 to 1870, he was assistant superintendent of the North- 
ern division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. Was super- 
intendent of the Iowa and Dakota division till 1885, when impaired 
health compelled him to rest for two years. He then accepted the super- 
intendency of the .Southern California railroad. In 1889, he settled in 
Mason City, Iowa, where he still res. Children : 

a. Harry Richards, b. July 6, 1862; res. Huron, S. D. 

b. George L., b. Jan. 21, 1865; res. Edgemout, S. D. 

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37° HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

c. James S., b. Mar. 21, 1867; res. Pukwana, S. D. 

d. Bonnie Anna, b. Dec. 1, 1869; res. Mason City. 

34. Sherburn, b. B., Sept. 15, 1834; m. (i)Nov. 10, 1864, Laura L. 
Moss, of Fort Wayne, Ind., b. July 8, 1840, and d. May 6, 1866, ae. 25-9-28. 
He m. (2) June 1, 1870, Eliza V. Cary, of Milwaukee, b. May 10, 1845. 
Sherburn went to Milwaukee in 1854 with his brother, and secured a 
position with the American Express company on the Milwaukee & Mis- 
sissippi railroad. In 1863, he entered the employ of the Chicago and 
Northwestern railroad, and was for many years general superintendent 
of this great corporation, with its 6,000 miles of track, ranking among 
the best railroad men in the country. Now retired. Res. Milwaukee. 
Children : 

a. Edwin Cary, b. June 25, 1873 ; d. 1874. 

b. Mabel, b. July 17, 1875. 

c. Jesse E., b. June 15, 1877 . 

35. James Smith, b. B., Nov. 14, 1837; m. June 12, 1872, Anna E- 
Esterbrook, of Portage, Wis., b. Aug. 13, 1847. He was a resident of 
Bristol for some years previous to 1870, being in the employ of Draper & 
Berry, glove manufacturers. Soon after this he went to Milwaukee, 
Wis., where he has accumulated a competency in the ice business. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Ellen Dunlap, b. May 7, 1873. 

b. Dwight Alexander, b. Sept. 12, 1874; a chemist in Milwaukee. 

c. Anna Louise, b. July 6, 1876. 

d. Ralph Sherburn, b. Sept. 8, 1882. 

36. Frank Luther, b. B., Aug 27, 1848; m. Ellen Barker, of Lisbon, 
Mar. 10, 1875. A successful manufacturer at Portage, Wis. Children : 

a. Edith Emeline, b. Apr. 14, 1876. 

b. Elizabeth Turner, b. Nov. 6, 1877. 

c. Raymond Parker, b. Nov. 22, 1884. 

37. Frederick Augustus, b. Apr. 12, 1852; m. Ida Baker. No chil- 
dren. Res. South Bend, Ind. 

(29) Charles H. Sanborn, son of Maj. Daniel, b. Feb. 
23, 1824, m. (1) May, 1850, Parmelia 0., b. Mar. 1, 1832; 
d. Feb. 27, 1857, ae. 24-11-26; (2) Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 11, 
1830, d. July 24, 1885, ae. 55-5-13; both were daughters of 
John M. Bowen. He went to Milwaukee in 1835 ; was engineer 
on the Milwaukee & LaCrosse railroad, and later on the Milwau- 
kee & Watertown railroad. In 1863, he was promoted to pas- 
senger conductor on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail- 
road, and was killed while coupling cars at Oconomovvoc, Wis., 
Sept. 7, 1865, ae. 41-6-14. 

CHILDREN 

38. Charles H., b. Aug. 5, 1851 ; d. Bristol, Sept. 3, 1854, ae. 3-0-28. 

39. Hannah J., b. Nov. 30, 1853 ; d. B., Sept. 7, 1854. 

40. Lewis Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1856 ; d. at San Bernardino, Cal., Feb. i, 
1890, ae. 33-4-5- 

41. Sarah Parmelia, b. Watertown, Wis., Feb. 6, i860; d. San Ber- 
nardino,- Apr. 17, 1879, ae. 19-2-11. 

(31) Luther B. Sanborn, son of Maj. Daniel, b. Mar. 16, 
1829, m. Aug. 17, 1856, Sarah E., dau. of Joshua and Polly Nor- 
ris, b. Wayne, Me., Aug. 16, 1829. They res. Freeport, 111., 
where he is foreman of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul shops. 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 371 

CHILDREN 

42. Joshua Norris, b. Milwaukee, Wis., July 19, 1858; ui. Sept. 7, 
1885, Charlie Talley. He is master mechanic of the Brainard & Northern 
Minn, railway. Children : 

a. Minnie, b. 1886. b. Sarah, b. 1889. 

43. Laura Bell, b. Mar. 4, i860 ; d. Apr. 25, i860. 

44. Alice Jane, b. Nov. 22, 1861 ; m. Jan. 30, 1889, George Irving 
Brown. Res. Watertown, Wis. 

45. Anna Maude, b. Nov. 25, 1868 ; m. Sept. 9, 1891, Frank A. Stoltze. 

SHERBURN SANBORN AND HIS DESCENDANTS 

(7) Sherburn Sanborn, son of Daniel, was b. July 10, 
1756. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary army, from Ken- 
sington. In 1775, he was serving at Portsmouth, in company 
with Moses Sleeper, who later settled in Bristol, and Abram 
Hook, who settled on the Gilbert B. Dolloff farm in Bridge- 
water. In 1777, he served in Rhode Island, and, in 1780, was 
in Colonel Bartlett's regiment at West Point. In one enlist- 
ment his occupation is given as a cordwainer. He m. Molly 
Hoyt, dau. of John, of South Hampton, b. Jan. 26, 1764. He 
came to Bristol about 1780, and built a log cabin on the site of 
the present farmhouse of Mrs. J. W. Sanborn, and to this hum- 
ble home he brought his bride. Besides his household goods 
he brought a pig and cow, but the bears carried off his pig and 
nearly killed his cow. Some years later he built a frame house 
where he kept tavern. He removed to Chester to care for his 
father-in-law, and there d. May 8, 1836, ae. 79-9-28. 

children, all born in Bristol 

#46. Moses Hoyt, b. Sept. 22, 1783. 
#47. John Hoyt, b. Apr. 2, 1789. 

48. Dolly, b. Aug. 17, 1791 ; m. Ebenezer Poor, and was the mother 
of eight children : Climena, Boardman, Sarah Ann, Hannah, Poll)', 
Sherburn, Octave, Orren B. 

49. Nancy, b. Oct. 17, 1793 ; m. Nathaniel Brown, of Fremont. 

50. Lucretia, d. in Bristol. 

#51. Simon Merrill, b. Dec. 15, 1796. 

(46) Moses H. Sanborn, son of Sherburn, b. Sept. 22, 
1783, m. in Fremont, Sept. 20, 1801, Susanna, dau. of Jonathan 
and Sarah (Moulton) Brown, b. Fremont, Feb. 10, 1785, and 
there d. May 15, 1850, ae. 65-3-5. He was a farmer in Fre- 
mont till about 1807, when he returned to Bristol, occupied his 
father's farm for a few years, and here a part of his children 
were b., when he again went to Fremont to care for his wife's 
parents, and there d., Apr. 21, 1867, ae. 83-6-29. 

CHILDREN 

52. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1801 ; m. Ariel Sanborn. 

53. Asa, b. Jan. 30, 1803; m. (1) Dec. 31, 1825, Farrena Gilman, who 
d. Mar. 20, 1841, (2) Oct. 27, 1841, Abigail Sanborn. Res. and d. in Fre- 
mont. 



372 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

54. Rena, b. July 15, 1804; m. James Sawyer, of Danville; d. June 13, 
1887, ae. 82-10-28. 

55. Moses Nelson, b. Jan. 9, 1806; m. Dec. 13, 1827, Cyrene Tucker, 
dau. Benjamin, b. 1806. He d. June 4, 1873, ae. 67-4-25. She d. 

56. True Gliddeu, b. Bristol, Jan. 8, 1808; m. Nov. 25, 1830, Rachel, 
dau. David Sleeper, of Sandown, b. July 12, 181 1 ; d. July 20, 1885, ae. 74- 
0-8. He d. Apr. 19, 1886, ae. 78-3-1 r. Farmer in Sandown. Children: 

a. Charles, b. July 27, 1832 ; m.; no issue ; res. Fremont. 

b. Harrison, b. Oct. 12, 1836; m. Nov. 24, 1881, Sylvia H. Beede, 
of Fremont. He was a lumber merchant in Epping. Daughter, 
Sylvia, b. May 26, 1883. 

c. Francellus Burton, b. Apr. 3, 1844; unm.; res. Sandown. 

57. John L,., b. B., Mar. 8, 1810 ; m. 1828, Hannah, dau. of David 
Sanborn (See), b. Jan. 31, 1809. He was a farmer in Fremont, where 
he d. Mar. 8, 1845, ae. 35-0-0. She m. (2) Oren Poore, of Fremont, 
and d. Fremont, Mar. 4, 1897, ae. 88-r~3. Children: 

a. David, b. Sept. 25, 1828; m. Nov., 1847, Elizabeth Branscomb. 
Children: (1) Elizabeth Ann, b. June, 1848. (2) John, b. Nov., 
1850. (3) Arabella, b. Sept., 1852. (4) b. 1856. 

b. Sarah Ann, b. Fremont, June 26, 1832 ; m. Warren W.Wilbur. 
(See.) 

c. Otis Frank, b. Aug. 4, 1835 ; d. unm., about 1886, ae. 51. 

d. William Foote, b. May 11, 1839; in. (1) Frank Morey, d. 
1864; (2) Emma Smith, d. 1871; (3) Kate Flanders. He d. ; she 
res. in Massachusetts. 

58. Jonathan Brown, b. Oct. 12, 181 r ; m., Sept. 17, 1837, Rachel S. 
Tilton. He was a farmer in Sandown ; d. Aug. 30, 1884, ae. 72-10-18. 
She d. Dec, 1887. Seven children. 

59. Nancy, b. July 13, 1813 ; d. Mar. 5, 1814. 

60. Sherburn, b. Dec. 18, 1814 ; m. Dec. 12, 1839, Elizabeth Sanborn, 
and d. Apr. 27, 1889, ae. 74-4-9. She d. May 29, 1880. 

61. Nancy, b. May 2, 1816 ; d. Sept. 20, 1824, ae. 8-4-18. 

62. Lewis, b. July 18, 1819 ; m. Oct. 18, 1842, Abigail F. York. He d. 
in Fremont, April, 1891, ae. 71-9-. She d. 

63. Alvah, b. Mar. 6, 1822; d. June 3, 1823, ae. 1-2-27. 

64. Alvah, b. Dec. 31, 1823 ; a prosperous farmer in Fremont. He in., 
Sept. 26, 1843, Nancy, dau. John Page, of Sandown. Children : 

a. John Page. . b. Susan Emily. 

c. Alden F. d. Eugene Dana. 

65. Nancy, b. Sept. 14, 1825 ; d. Jan. 27, 1843, u-jam., ae. 17-4-13. 

(47) John H. Sanborn, son of Sherburn, b. Apr. 2, 1789, 
went to Fremont, where he m., Mar. 21, 1S10, Olive Saw- 
yer, of Danville, b. Hawke, Nov. 25, 1790. He was a farmer 
and brick mason in Fremont till about 181 7, when he returned 
to Bristol and took possession of his father's farm. He erected 
the farmhouse now standing, and there he res. till 1832, when 
he removed to the farm now occupied by George Price, on the 
road to Hill, where he d. May 17, 1849, ae. 60-1- 15. She d. in 
Fremont. 

CHILDREN 

66. Adeline, b. Fremont, Oct. 22, 1812 ; m. Sept. 19, 1833, Parker P. 
Roberts, and d. in Lawrence, Mass. 

67. Luella Bartlett, b. F., Sept. 30, 1814 ; d. unm., Jan. 22, 1836, ae. 
21-3-22. 

68. John Washington, b. F., Apr. 21, 1816 ; m. June 24, 1841, Mary C, 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 373 

dau. Dauiel Bennett (See), b. Oct. 5, 1824. He spent his life in Bristol. 
He bnilt and occupied for years the farmhouse now occupied by Benja- 
min Gray, on the Hill road. Was a brick mason as well as a farmer. 
He d. Jan. 9, 1885, ae. 68-8-18. She res. on the farm originally settled 
by Sherburn Sanborn on north slope of New Chester mountain. No 
children. 

69. Sherburn Sawyer, b. Bristol, Mar. 31, 1818; d. Apr. 21, 1818. 

70. Betsey Auu, b. B., June 27, 1819 ; m. Stephen L. Gordon. (See.; 
#71. Sherburn Sawyer, b. B., Mar. 29, 182 1. 

72. Mary H., b. B., July 6, 1823; m. (1) Oct. 24, 1844, Daniel M. 
Elliott. He went to California in 1849, and was never heard from later. 
She m. (2) June 1, 1857, Capt. Isaiah Sanborn. Child : 

«. Helen Elliott, m. Colston ; res. Fremont. 

73. James Templetou, b. B., June 28, 1825; m. Sarah W., dau. of 
Nathaniel and Abigail M. (Williams) Moulton, b. Oct. 24, 1818. He 
was a carpenter and builder. Was selectman five years, deputy sheriff 
three years, and served as town recruiting agent during Civil war. 
He d. Bristol, Sept. 26, 1884, ae. 59-2-28. She res. with her daughter, 
Mrs. M. F. Wilbur, in Lexington, Mass. Children, all b. in Bristol : 

a. John Hoyt, b. May 10, 1846 ; d. Feb. 16, 1851, ae. 4-9-6. 

b. John Hoyt, b. Oct. 16, 1851 ; d. July 14, 1852. 

c. Kate E., b. Nov. 16, 1855 ; m. Moses F. Wilbur. (See.) 

d. Alia Betsey, b. Feb. 9, 1858 ; m. June 23, 1877, James S. Rob- 
erts, b. Barton, Vt., Jan. 26, 1836, his second wife. Res. Medford, 
Mass. Children: (1) Alia Bessie, b. Exeter, May 24. 1878. (2) 
James Levi, b. E., May 4, 1880. (3) Ivaloo, b. Medford. Apr. 12. 
1887. 

74. Sarah Jane, b. B., July 12, 1827; m. Feb. 3, 1846, Augustus S. 
Bunker, Durham; d. Lawrence, Mass., Apr. 24, 1850, ae. 22-9-12. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Franz, b. Lawrence, Jan. 4, 1847 *> d. Oct. ir, 1848, ae. r-9-7. 

b. Dion Cammillo, b. L., Mar. 9, 1850. Res. Lawrence. 

75. Abram Jackson, b. B., Aug. 6, 1829; d. Bristol, Aug. 1, 1846, 
ae. 16-11-25. 

76. Caroline Matilda, b. B., Aug. 27, 1831 ; m. Sept. 21, 1850, Augus- 
tus S. Bunker, his second wife. She d. Lawrence, Mass., Oct. 17, 1868, 
ae. 37-1-20; he d. L., Aug. 19, 1896, ae. 73-0-28. Children: 

a. Flora Annielka, b. Gilford, June 30, 185 c; m. Jesse Moulton, 
Oct. 3, 1876. Res. Dorchester, Mass. 

b. George Augustus, b. Lawrence, Apr. 12, 1853 ; d. July 16, 1853. 

c. Fred^Clinton, b. L., June 18, 1854 ; d. Oct. 19, 1893, ae. 39-4-1. 

d. Arthur Lovell, b. L., Aug. 15, 1857; d. June 2, 1858. 

e. Carrie Addie, b. L., Aug. 20, i860; d. Sept. 11, i860. 

77. George W. L., b. B., Apr. 13, 1834 ; d. Bristol, Nov. 3, 1853, ae. 19- 
6-20. 

(51) Simon M. Sanborn, son of Sherburn, b. Dec. 15, 1796, 
m. Roxana Mills, b. Oct. 11, 1796, d. Aug. 20, 1846 ; divorced, 
and m. (2) Belinda West, b. Oct. 20, 1817, and d. Aug. 11, 
1857, ae. 39-9-21 ; m, (3) Mary West. He was a cooper and 
farmer in Chester, where he d. 

CHILDREN 

78. Mary A., b. Dec. 10, 1819 ; d. 1824, ae. 5. 

79. Isaiah, b. Jau. 24, 1821 ; m. (1) May 21, 1848, Lydia A. Swain, of 
Candia; (2) June 1, 1857, Mary H. (Sanborn) Elliott. Children: 

a. Madison M.b. Nov. 7, 1S49. *• Loretta E., b. Nov. 21, 1S53. 

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374 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

80. Horace, b. Nov. 9, 1822; m. Mar. 19, 1850, Chastina M. Sanborn, 
res. in Chester, and there d. without issue, June 19, 1852, ae. 29-7-10. 

81. Luther M., b. Jan. 15, 1824; m. Dec. 16, 1845, Nancy J. Sanborn. 
He d. Oct. 27, 1851, ae. 27-9-12. His widow m. Henry W. Quimby. 

82. Mary A., b. Oct. 10, 1825; m. Sept. 23, 1846, David T. Sleeper, of 
Sandown. 

83. Sarah J., b. Jan. 16, 1827 ; d. May 7, 1847, ae - 20-3-21. 

84. John Collins, b. Apr. 20, 1828 ; m. 1863, Mary A. B. Hook, of Fre- 
mont. He is a house carpenter in Fremont. Children : 

a. Bert S., b. Sept. 30, 1863 ; m. and res. No. Uxbridge, Mass. 

b. Ruth Grace, b. Mar. 10, 1865; m. Bartlett, of Kingston. 

85. Sylvester, b. July 13, 1829; a wheelwright in Amesbury, Mass.; 
m. June 5, 1855, Mrs. Chastina M. Sanborn, widow of Horace, above; she 
d. Jan. 23, 1856; m. (2) Nov. 16, 1856, Almira Fassett, of Kingston. No 
issue. 

86. Alvira, b. Apr. 23, 1831 ; m. 1851, Elijah Sanborn. Shed. Sept., 
1855, ae. 24-5-. 

87. Clarissa, b. Dec. 18, 1832 ; m. Aug., 1856, Elijah Sanborn. 

88. Laura, b. Sept. 4, 1834 ; d. 1838, ae. 4. 

89. Harriet, b. Mar. 26, 1836; m. John S. Kelly, of Sandown. 

90. Mark, b. Oct. 21, 1839; m. June 20, 1889, Martha J. Marden, of 
Chester. 

91. Harrison, b. July 2, 1843 \ d. New York, a member of Co. D, 7th 
Regt., N. H. Vols., Feb. 19, 1862, ae. 18-7-17. 

92. Frank, b. Nov. 17, 1846 ; d. 1852, ae. 6. 

93. Laura J., b. Mar. 14, 1848 ; m. John M. Haines, of Sandown. 

94. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1850; m. Jan. r, 1876, Abigail C. Elkins, of 
Kingston. A carpenter at Danville. Children : 

a. Eva C, b. Sept. 26, 1877. 

b. Herman Elkins, b. May 11, 1879. 

c. Lillian Louise, b. Oct. 19, 1882 ; d. 1886, ae. 4. 

d. Clifton, b. Aug. 24, 1885 ; d. 1889, ae. 4. 

95. Maria Ellen, b. July 27, 1851 ; m. S. S. West, Raymond. 

96. Lucinda, b. Feb. 13, 1853; d. 1854. 

97. Frank, b. Aug. 8, 1854; d. 1854. 

(71) Sherburn S. Sanborn, son of John H., b. Mar. 29, 
1 82 1, m. Aug. 22, 1843, Nancy K., dam of Jonathan Fellows 
(See), b. Apr. 26, 182 1. He was a farmer and brick mason, 
and d. Bristol, Mar. 24, 1891, ae. 69-11-25. She res. with 
her daughter, in Waltham, Mass. 

children 

98. Malina J., b. Wentworth, Oct. 8, 1844 ; m., Jan. 6, i86r, John \V. 
Marden. He is master car builder for the Fitchburg railroad, at Wal- 
tham, Mass. 

99. Charles W., b. Thornton, Jan. 20, 1846; m. Aug. 12, 1875, Abbie 
M., dau. of Moses Emmons (See), b. Apr. 20, 1851. He is a mason and 
woodworker in Bristol. Mason, Odd Fellow. 

100. Frank S., b. Bristol, Feb. 21, 1853; m. Nov. 29, 1876, Ella J. 
Swallow. Res. 45 Columbus Ave., Somerville, Mass. Since 1881, in the 
employ of Fitchburg railroad, now general foreman and general wrecker 
of that road. 

101. Maron J., b. B., Apr. 23, 1857 ; m. Dec. 25, 1880, Helen M. Nowell. 
Res. Cambridge, Mass. 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 375 

ELIJAH SANBORN AND HIS DESCENDANTS 

(8) Elijah Sanborn, son of Daniel, b. Sept. 22, 1761, m. 
Sept. 7, 1779, Elizabeth Tilton, of Danville. He saw service in 
the Revolutionary army ; came to Bristol with his family as 
early as 1794, and was a farmer and miller. At one time he 
lived on High street and had charge of the first grist-mill in 
town. At another time he res. on the Solon Dolloff farm. 
After the death of his first wife he m., Apr. 21, 1799, Sarah 
Gordon, and removed to Burroak, Mich., where he d. He 
had two children by his second wife, whose names are unknown. 

CHILDREN 

102. Elijah, went West with his father. 

103. Eben, b. Jan. 20, 1780; d. June 20, 1780. 
-#104. David, b. Danville, July 26, 1783. 

105. Mercy, b. Sept. 1, 1785; m. Sherburn Tilton, of Sandown ; d. 
Sept. 20, 1855, ae. 70-0-19. 

io5. Elizabeth T., b. Dec. 27, 1787; m. Caleb Atwood, of Enfield. 

(104) David Sanborn, son of Elijah, b. July 26, 1783, 
was a resident of Bristol from the time his father came here 
till about 1812, when he removed to the Sanborn farm on the 
New Hampton side of the Pemigewasset river. He had charge 
of Ichabod C. Bartlett's potash for some years. He m., Feb. 
11, 1806, Sally Foot, dau. of Samuel and Sally (Eowell) Foot, 
b. Amesbury, Mass., May 14, 1784; d. in New Hampton, Oct. 
3, 1864, ae. 80-4-19. He d. New Hampton, Apr. 24, 1862, ae. 
78-8-28. 

CHILDREN 

107. Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Mar. 16, 1807 ; in. Oct. 28, 1856, Morrill 
Dickerson, of Hill, who d. spring of 1882. She d. at home of her brother 
David, Oct. 16, 1881, ae. 74-7-0. 

108. Hannah, b. B., Jan. 31, 1809; in. John L. Sanborn. (See.) 

109. William Foot, b. B., Mar. 23, 1811; drowned June 3, 1837, while 
rafting lumber down the Pemigewasset, ae. 26-2-10. (See Stories and 
Incidents.) 

no. Nancy, b. New Hampton, Jan. 29, 1814 ; m. July 12, 1832, Jacob 
Heath, of Franklin. They settled iti New Hampton, where he was a 
farmer, and d. Dec. 14, 1872; she d. New Hampton, May 18, 1885, ae. 71- 
3-19. Children : 

a. Sarah A., b. Mar. 25, 1836; m. Hiram P. Ballou. (See.) 

b. Annette, b. Jan. 4, 1839; m. Edgar A. F. Hammond, Jan. ro, 
1858; d. Aug. 5, 1893, ae. 54-7-1. He res. New Hampton. Chil- 
dren: (1) Frank W., b. Oct. 10, 1859; res. New Hampton. (2) 
Edgar A. F., b. June 11, 1865; d. Nov. 16, 1866, ae. 1-5-5. (3) 
Henry A., b. Aug. 4, 1871. 

c. Maria S., b. June 7, 1842 ; m. John R. Swain, Apr. 5, i860; d. 
Sept. 14, 1879, ae. 37-3-7. Seven children. 

d. Gustavus S., b Jan. 2, 1848 ; d. Nov. 1, 1871, ae. 23-9-29. 

e. Julia K., b. June 1, 1852; res. num., New Hampton. 

#111. Otis, b. N. H., Aug. 20, 1816. 

112. Gustavus Bartlett, b. N. H., Jan. 12. 1819; m. July 4, iSn, 
Sophronia Mark', dau. of Moses M. Smith (See), b. May 9, 1822. He 



37^ HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

was a farmer in Hill, and there d. May 10, 1845, ae. 26-3-28. She m. | 2 

William P. Ballou. (See.) Child: 

a. Henrietta Newell, b. Hill, Oct. io, 1843 ; m. Everett Chandler, 
and d. Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 2, 1899, ae. 55-2-22. Child : 
George Brinton, m.; one child ; res. 922 Ave. D, Bayonne, N. J. 

113. Julia M. M., b. N. H., Mar. 3, 1822; m. Daniel Kelley. (See.) 

114. Elijah, b. N. H., June 21, 1824; m. Nov. 15, 1849, Mahala K., dau. 
of James and Sally (Gordon) Hight, b. New Hampton, Apr. 1, 1824. 
He was a farmer, lumber manufacturer, and brick maker at Profile Falls :. 
d. No. Main street, Dec. 16, 1900, ae. 76-5-25. She res. No. Main street. 
No children. 

115. David, b. N. H., Nov. 11, 1829 ; m. June 1, 1852, Aramentha, dau. 
of Benjamin and Harnel (Kelley) Gordon, b. New Hampton, Nov. 6, 
1830, and d. June 10, 1883, ae. 52-7-4. He succeeded his father on the 
home farm. Children : 

a. Sarah Hattie, b. New Hampton, Dec. 2, 1855. Res. with her 
father, unm. Two sisters d. in infancy. 

(111) Otis Sanborn, son of David, b. Aug. 20, 1816, m. 
Aug. 22, 1840, Lucy Ann Tilton, dau. of Jonathan, b. San- 
down, Nov. 11, 1822, and d. Laconia, June 15, 1898, ae. 75- 
7-4. He was a farmer and brick mason, and spent most of his 
life in Bristol. For thirty-eight years he res. in the Locke 
neighborhood, where he d. Oct. 19, 1895, ae. 79-1-29. When 
a young man, for ten years he run rafts of lumber down the 
river from Moore's Mills to market. 

CHILDREN 

116. William Jewett, b. Fremont, Mar. 11, 1841 ; m. (i)in 1865, Maria, 
dau. of Isaac Healey. He m. (2) Cornelia Arabella Grant. In company 
with his father-in-law, he kept the hotel known as Boars Head on Lake 
street in the sixties, and res. many years in Plymouth. He served in the 
5th Regt., N. H. Vols., in the Civil war and was twice wounded. Dis- 
charged for disability, and later served in 2d Mass. Heavy Artillery. He 
d. at Soldiers' Home, Tilton, Dec. 25, 1901, ae. 60-9-14. Children, all 
born in Plymouth : 

a. Jewett Perley. b. George Tilden. c. Edna. 

d. Frank. e. Lewis. 

117. Julia Maria, b. New Hampton, July 17, 1842 ; d. 1844, ae. 2. 

118. Lizzie Harriet, b. N. H., Dec. 4, 1846; m. Oct. 25, 1871, Joseph C. 
X. Davis. Res. 16 Spring street, Laconia. 

119. Daniel Kelley, b. N. H., Dec. 31, 1849; m - Ada Shaddock, b. 
Cauaan. He was for 30 years steward at Eagle Hotel in Concord. He d. 
Concord, Jan. 3, 1903, ae. 53-0-2. 

120. Frank E., b. Plymouth, Sept. 23, 1852 ; m. 1898, Jennie Jay Cox. 
Is a brick mason in Hartford, Vt. Child : 

a. Harry June, b. Hartford, Vt., Mar. 17, 1900. 

121. Roscoe Elijah, b. Bristol, June 2, i860; m. June 3, 1S86, Mary 
Susan, dau. Joseph and Harriet (Beckford) Clough, b. Dorchester, Jan. 
7, 1863. He is a brick mason. Res. Hanover. Child : 

a. Channiug, b. Laconia, Jan. 25, 1890. 

122. Elmer Tilton, b. B., Nov. 9, 1862 ; m. Jan. 14, 1887, Emma Archi- 
bault, dau. of John, b. Enosburg Falls, Vt. He is a farmer in Bristol. 
Child : 

a. Otis, b. New Hampton, Nov. 21, 1898. 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 377 

i . Joseph Sanborn, b. Kensington, Sept. 9, 1751, was of the 
fourth generation from Lieut. John, b. England, 1620; through 
Nathaniel, b. Hampton, Jan. 27, 1766; Richard, b. Hampton 
Falls, Feb. 27, 1793; Moses, b. Kensington, July 12, 1717. 
Joseph, m. Mary Clough, of Danville. They came from Saudown 
and settled on lot 75 in New Chester, about one mile south of 
Smith's river, in 1773, and here they rounded out seventy years 
of wedded life. He d. Mar. 14, 1841, ae. 89-6-5. 

children, all born in Hill 

2. Priscilla, b. Jan. 11, 1772 ; m. Corless, and d. in Alexandria. 

3. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1773. 

4. Obediah, b. Mar. 7, 1775 ; m. Sally Moore; lived in Hill a farmer, 
and there d., Mar. 31, 1805, ae. 30-0-24. He was the father of Tappan, 
Moses, and Obediah. 

5. Polly, b. May 4, 1778 ; m. Joseph Hastings. (See.) 

6. Judith, b. Nov. 16, 1780; in. Nathaniel Collins ; d. Webster. 
#7. Joseph, b. May 24, 1784. 

8. Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1786 ; d. 1797, ae. 11. 

9. Reuben, b. June 27, 1791 ; d. Hill, Apr., 1812, ae. 20-10-. 
tfio. Moses, b. July 24, 1795. 

(7) Joseph Sanborn, son of Joseph, b. May 24, 1784, m. 
Sally Pearson, dau. of William and Sarah (Jones) Pearson, of 
Tewksbury, Mass.; b. Sept. 7, 1784, and d. in Bristol, at the 
residence of her son Gilman, Feb. 9, 1864, ae. 79-5-2. He d. 
same place, Mar. 24, 1861, ae. 76-10-0. At m., they settled on 
a farm in the Borough, about one-half mile south of Smith's 
river, and here their children were b. 

children 

11. Cynthia, b. Hill, June 19, 1807 ; m. Hosea Ballou. (See.) 

12. Mary, b. New Hampton, Apr. 10, 1809; m. (1) Alexander Simon 
Wolcott, who d. New York city, Nov. 10, 1844. She m. (2) James Meeker, 
who d. 1886; she d. at her home on the New Hampton side of the Pemi- 
gewasset river, July 20, 1895, ae. 86-3-10. 

13. William, b. Hill, Mar. 20, 1811 ; m. Aug., 1833, Joanna Wells. 
He d. in Bristol, June 10, 1865, ae. 54-2-20. She d. Mar. 15, 1877. Two 
children. 

14. Reuben, b. H., Dec. 29, 1813 ; lived in Bristol, unni., where he 
d. Jan. 3, 1840, ae. 26-0-4. 

3:15. Gilman, b. H., Apr. 5, 1816. 

(10) Moses Sanborn, son of Joseph, b. July 24, 1795, m. 
Mar. 2, 1 8 15, Lucy Wells, dau. of Reuben and Priscilla, b. 
Nov. 8, 1797, and d. Oct. 3, 1843, ae. 45-10-25. He m. (2) 
Betsey Stevens. He was a carpenter and farmer and spent his 
last years in the family of his daughter, Mrs. O. F. Morse, in 
Bristol, where he d. Nov. 27, 1888, ae. 93-4-3. He was a cap- 
tain in the artillery, state militia. 

children 

16. Cyrus, b. Sept. 20, 1816; d. Nov. 22, 1822, ae. 6-2-2. 

17. Mary Jane, b. Hill, Apr. 1, 1821 ; m. Kben Katon. (See.) 



37§ HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

18. Rozilla, b. Mar. 2, 1825 ; d. May, 1839, ae. 14-3-. 

19. Eliza Ann, b. June 14, 1831 ; m. Oscar F. Morse. (See.) 

20. Catherine, b. Mar. 17, 1834; d. in the family of Eben Eaton in 
Bristol, Mar., 1848, ae. 14-0-. 

(15) Gilman Sanborn, son of Joseph, b. Apr. 5, 1816, m. 

( 1) Apr. 9, 1835, Mary Elizabeth Badger, dau. of Daniel, b. Mai- 
den, Mass., Mar. 8, 18 r6, and d. May 9, 1859, ae. 43-2-1. Hem. 

(2) Widow Morrill, of Bridgewater. She d. Apr. 30, 1866, and 
hem. (3) Dee. 14, 1868, Rubie Hayward. He was a carpenter 
and farmer in Alexandria, and, for many years before his death, 
on the west side of the lake in Bristol, where he d., Mar. 20, 
1883, as the result of having one leg nearly severed from his 
body three days before. He walked on a revolving saw in a 
saw-mill while snow blind. His age was 66-1 1-15. 

children 

2r. Carroll, b. Alexandria, Mar. 5, 1836; m. Clarinda J. Hastings, 
July 5, 1859. She was dau. of John Hastings (See), b. Jan. 16, 1839. He 
was a soldier in the 9th Regt., N. H. Vols., and was wounded at Antietam 
and again at Fredericksburg. Died at Lowell, Mass., of gunshot wound. 
Children : 

a. Fred, d. b. Lola, b. before war. c. Ada E-, b. during war. 

22. James, b. A. ; killed when 18, by accidental discharge of gun 
while hunting in Lowell, Mass. 

23. Mary Elizabeth, killed while young, by the accidental discharge 
of a gun in the hands of a brother. 

24. Charles, d. in infancy. 

25. John Gilman, d. in infancy. 

26. Henry Augustus, b. Alexandria, Apr. 16, 1847; m. 1872, Elvira 
Straw; divorced ; m. (2) Dec. 12, 1887, Ida May, dau. of Capt. James W. 
Saunders. (See.) Child: 

a. Elmer Earl, b. Franklin Falls, May 12, 1896. 

27. Julia, b. Bristol, Oct. 26, 1849. Res. Tilton. Unm. 

28. Henrietta, b. Alexandria, Sept. 25, 1854 ; m. Samuel Scott Fel- 
lows. (See.) 

29. A daughter, b. Bristol ; d. infancy. 

30. Anna Donna, b. B., Feb. 16, 1857 ; d. Feb. 26, 1873, ae. 16-0-10. 



i. Benia Sanborn, son of Zadok, b. Brentwood, Jan. 14, 
x 759> was °f the fourth generation from William, b. England, 
1622, through Stephen, b. Hampton, 167 1 ; Zadok, b. Hampton, 
1707; and Zadok, his father, b. Brentwood, 1733. Benia, m. 
Lydia Powell and settled in New Hampton, but later came to 
Bristol and settled in the Eocke neighborhood, on the farm 
where Otis Sanborn lived for many years. She d., Aug. 18, 
1845, ae. 79. 

CHILDREN 

2. William, b. New Hampton, about 1786; m., and had one daugh- 
ter. He was a school teacher for many years. 

3. Susanna, b. 1789; m. Josiah Fellows. (See.) 

4. Anna, b. 1791 ; m. Smith Powell. (See.) 



GENEALOGIES — SANBORN 3 79 

5. Ruth, b. 1793 ; m. Nathaniel Smith. She came in possession of 
her father's farm well stocked ; signed notes to cover her husband's debts 
contracted before marriage, and d. in poor-house at New Hampton. 



1. Benjamin Franklin Sanborn, son of Jacob B., was of 
the sixth generation from William, b. England, 1622, through 
Stephen, b. Hampton, 1671 ; Zadok, b. Hampton, 1707 ; Zadok, 
b. Brentwood, 1733; Nathaniel, b. Brentwood, 1768, who lived 
in New Hampton and Alexandria, and Jacob B., b. New Hamp- 
ton, Feb. 19, 1801. Benjamin F. is supposed to have been born 
in Alexandria, Oct. it, 1826. He m., Feb. 20, 1850, Joanna L. 
Darling, dau. of Ebenezer (See), b. July 20, 1825, and d. Bris- 
tol, Sept. 19, 1891, ae. 66-1-29. He was a farmer on the road 
to the Locke neighborhood, till after the death of his wife. 
He d. Alexandria, Apr. 8, 1898, ae. 71-5-27. 

CHILDREN 

2. Infant son, d. Oct. 5, 1851, ae. 6 weeks. 

3. Charles E., d. Sept. 24, 1853, ae. 14 months. 

4. Orrin D., b. Bristol, 1854. 

5. George Selden, b. B., Aug. 2, 1861 ; is a farmer on his father's 
farm ; uum. 



i. Sewell Sanborn was b. in Salisbury, Oct. 16, 1801. He 
was of the sixth generation from John, b. England, 1620, 
through John, b. about 1649; Tristram, b. 1684; Abraham, b. 
Kingston, 17 17 ; John, b. Kingston, 1741, and Capt. Abraham, 
his father, b. Sandown, 1759. Sewell m. (1) Nov., 1829, Har- 
riet Bean, who d. Mar. 17, 1847 ! ( 2 ) Dec. 5, 1847, Mrs. Phebe 
Fogg, widow of Thomas, who d. May 7, 1882, ae. 75-4-5. He 
came to Bristol, 1863, and d. Oct. 30, 1866, ae. 65-0-14. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary Bean, b. Salisbury, Nov. 18, 1830; m. Joel Gurdy. (See.) 

3. Harriet, b. May 19, 1833 ; m. Eben Trask, Salem, Mass.; d. Apr. 
21, 1868, ae. 34-1 1-2. 

4. George W., d. at Alexandria, July 28, 1858, ae. 21. 

5. William Henry Harrison, b. Sept. 15, 1839 ; m. Apr. 21, 1869, 
Phedora Elizabeth, dau. of Calvin Golden; d; she res. New Hampton. 
(See.) Children: 

a. Herman H., b. Alexandria, July 25, 1874; res. New Hampton. 

b. Raymond, b. Hill, Apr. 29, 1876 ; m. Alice Hammond. One 
child : Katherine. 

6. Ira Chase, b. July 29, 1841 ; m. Alberta S. Crowell, and d. in 
Albany, Vt. 

7. Sylvanus, b. June 12, 1843 ; d. unm. 

8. Horace, b. May 10, 1845 ; in. ; res. at Franklin ; one son. 

9. Gustavus B., b. Sept. 4, 1848 ; m. Susan Ford, Groton. Divorced. 
He was a manufacturer of waterproof blacking, babbit metal and rules in 
Bristol, removed to Ballard, Wash., where he accumulated a property 
through the rise of real estate, and d. in Dec, 1902, ae. 54-3-. They had 
two children. 

10. Phebe, b. May 21, 1851 ; m. Louis Rowe. (See.) 



380 HISTORY OF BRISTOL 

i. Daniel H. Sanborn, son of Jonathan, was b. Andover, 
Aug. 7, 1825. He m. (1) Amanda, dau. of Elijah Prescott, of 
Danbury. He m. (2) Nov. 30, 1871, Mrs. Eliza Ellen Weeks, 
widow of George W. Weeks and dau. of Joseph Farnham, of 
Saubornton, b. Oct. 7, 1837. He was a farmer in Danbury, 
came to Bristol, October, 1880, and here d. Sept. 28, 1891, ae. 
66-1-21. 



1. Calvin D. Sanborn, son of Nathaniel, was of the sixth 
generation from William, b. in England, 1622, through Stephen, 
b. Hampton, 1671 ; Zadok, b. Hampton, 1707 ; Zadok, b. Brent- 
wood, 1733 ; Nathaniel, b. Brentwood, 1768. Calvin D. was b. 
in New Hampton, Sept. 30, 1814. He m. (1) July 15, 1838, 
Maria Flint, who d. June 19, 1856. He m. (2) Mar. 3, i860, 
Octavia F. Pattee. He was a farmer in Alexandria till 1884, 
when he purchased the Samuel Page residence on Pleasant 
street, and there res. till he d. Aug. 15, 1891, ae. 76-10-15. 

CHILDREN 

2. Mary E., b. Alexandria, Sept. 15, 1841 ; m. May 31, 1863, Calvin 
Brown, Alexandria. 

3. George Francis, b. A., Oct. 7, 1844; m. Aug. 29, 1868, Ellen A., 
dan. of James and Octavia F. (Townsend) Pattee, b. Alexandria, Feb. 16, 
1848. Came from Alexandria, Jan., 1884. Laborer. Child: 

a. Julia Octavia, b. Alexandria, July 9, 1876. 

4. Julia M., b. A., Apr. 14, 1847; m. Horace Hemphill. (See.) 



1. William Sanborn was b. Meredith, Apr. 8, 1799. He 
was of the fifth generation from Lieut. John, b. England, 1620, 
through Nathaniel, b. Hampton, 1666 ; Nathan, b. Hampton 
Falls, 1709; Nathaniel, b. Hampton Falls, 1737; Stephen, b. 
Epping, 1772. William m. (1) Rachel Swain, who d. in Bris- 
tol about 1844. He m. (2) Mary Gordon ; (3) Brown, 

dau. of Josiah. He res. Meredith, New Hampton, in the Eocke 
neighborhood, and in Hill, where he d. about 1875. His last 
wife d. in Hill. 

CHILDREN 

2. William C, b. 1825 (?); d. in Errol. 

3. Noah R., b. 1827 (?) ; left home before the Civil war and was never 
heard from. 

4. Betsey Jane. 

5. Stephen Frank, b. Meredith, Nov. 25, 1834; m. Oct. 30, 1859, 
Mary Jane, dau. of Pattee Gale (See), b. Aug. 24, 1841. They settled in 
Bristol about 1870; farmer on Lake street and Profile Falls. No children. 

6. Emeliue C, m. Richard Calley. 

7. Abby, m. Horatio Chase. 



i. George Weston Sanborn, son of Eaurentine and Eaura 



GENEALOGIES — SANDERS 38 1 

(Robinson) Sanborn, was b. Belmont, Nov. 27, 1870. He in., 
Feb. 5, 1887, Mertie Colby, dan. of John H. and Lizzie M. 
(Huse) Colby, b. Bristol, Dec. 1, 1870. He came to Bristol 
in 1887, and is an employee at Calley & Currier's crutch manu- 
factory. No children. 

THE SANDERS FAMILY 

1. Warren Albert Sanders, son of Charles G. and Abigail 
(Ayer) Sanders, was b. Chichester, July 5, 1852. He m., June 
4, 1870, Mary Ida, dau. of Edward and Nancy L. (Goss) 
Edmonds, b. Chichester, Apr. 27, 1853. They came to Bristol 
from Franklin, in July, 1887. He was master mechanic in the 
employ of the Train-Smith company twelve years ; at Middle- 
town, Ohio, till Apr., 1901 ; now employed by Champton Coated 
Paper company, Hamilton, Ohio. Republican, Mason. 

children 

2. Oliu Bert, b. Epsom, Oct. 20, 1871 ; m. Jan., 1893, Florence J. Gray. 
Was an employee at paper-mill. Left Bristol Sept., 1896. Now at Ham- 
ilton, O. 

3. Minnie E., b. Chichester, Nov. 30, 1873; m. Jan. 18, 1895, Robert 
H. Butterworth. He was clerk in Hotel Bristol ; removed to Pinehurst, 
N. C. 

4. Edward Warren, b. Chichester, Dec. 4, 1875 ; m. Sept. 5, 1896, 
Edith A. E. Hadley, dau. of Charles S. (See), b. July 13, 1879. He is a 
paper-mill employee, Hamilton, O. Children : 

a. Edward Warren, b. Chichester, Jan. 25, 1897 ; d. Jan. 30, 1897. 

b. Robert Arthur, b. Bristol, June 18, 1900. 

c. Frank Edwin, b. Hamilton, June 14, 1903. 

5. Rena, b. Franklin, June 30, 1881 ; m. Oct. 15, 1899, Benjamin 
Davis, and res. Sound Beach, Conn. 



THE SARSONS FAMILY 

1. Adelbert E. Sarsons, son of Eleazer L. and Emeline 
(Campbell) Sarsons, was b. Nashua, Sept. 30, 1859, and m. 
Liller, dau. of Frank W. Mathews, b. Natick, Mass., Jan. 3, 
1865. He was a tinsmith in Bristol, Apr., 1898, till Aug., 
1903, when he removed to Swampscott, Mass. 

THE SAUNDERS FAMILIES 

1. Benjamin Saunders was b. in Lisbon, Feb., 1822. He 
m., June 18, 1851, Priscilla R., dau. of Royal and Mary (Pres- 
cott) Blake, b. Sanbornton, July 29, 1818. He settled in Bris- 
tol 1858, and was a workman in tannery. He served in 12th 
Regt., N. H. Vols., and 1st N. H. Cavalry; was wounded and 







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captured, and d. in prison at Florence, S. C, Nov. i, 1864, ae. 
42-9-. (See Roll of Honor.) She d. Bristol, Dec. 21, 1885, 
ae. 67-4-22. Methodist, Republican. 

CHILDREN 

2. Emma Jane, b. Lowell, Mass., Nov. i, 1852 ; d. Bristol, Sept. 14, 
1875, ae. 22-10-13. 

Ida Frances, b. L,., June 30, 1854 ; m. Charles W. McDaniel. (See.) 



3- 



1. Capt. James William Saunders, son of Joel and Phebe 
(Scott) Saunders, was b. in Strafford, Jan. 17, 1833, and m. 
Nov. 7, 1857, Mary Jane, dau. of John and Abigail (Gray) 
Ackerman, b. Alexandria, Nov. 30, 1834. She d. Bristol, Jan. 
29, 1903, ae. 68-1-29. Capt. Saunders was a farmer and lum- 
ber manufacturer in Alexandria till 1889, when he purchased 
the saw-mill where is now the Electric Light plant, and removed 
to Bristol, and operated same till 1896. He has served six 
years as supervisor of the checklist, and is now serving his third 
year as first selectman. Capt. Saunders served in the 12th 
Regt., N. H. Vols., from Aug. 11, 1862, till May 19, 1865, as 
sergeant, first sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant and 
captain, and was a brave and capable officer. He was in every 
engagement in which his regiment took part and escaped 
unscathed, and was never in a hospital a day. At the battle 
of Drury's Bluff, a Rhode Island battery that had position near 
the 12th Regt. was silenced b}' the sharpshooters of the enemy. 
Lieut. Saunders, seeing the situation, took a half dozen of his 
men, and, assisted by Lieut. E. E. Beede, worked one of the guns 
and did good execution till the ammunition was exhausted. Two 
of Lieut. Saunders's men were wounded. For this bravery Capt. 
Saunders was complimented in General Orders by Gen. B. F. 
Butler. 

CHILDREN 

2. Alice, b. Methueu, Mass., Feb. 7, 1859; m. Edward M. Perkins; 
res. Franklin Falls. Child : 

a. Fred, b. Aug. 18, 1887. 

3. Horace William, b. Alexandria, Nov. 18, 1862 ; m., 1892, Estella, 
dau. of Alonzo H. and Emeline (Wescott) Twombly, b. Rumney, Dec. 
14, 1874. Children : 

a. Beatrice Florence, b. Bristol, Nov. 30, 1893. 

b. Mildred Therease, b. Danbury, May 11, 1896. 

4. Ida May, b. A., Mar. 1, 1866 ; m. Henry A. Sanborn. (See.) 

THE SAVAGE FAMILY 

1. Rev. John W. Savage, son of Lorenzo D. and Lucretia 
Ann (Bates) Savage, was b. Somers, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1837. He 
m. Georgine Adelaide, dau. of Capt. Tristram and Abigail 



GENEALOGIES — SAWY1R "*8 







( Lambert) Luce, b. Vineyard Haven, Mass., Oct. 25, 1847. 
He was pastor of the Congregational church in Bristol, Nov., 
1890, till Aug. 2, 1902, since which date he has been pastor of 
a church at Greenfield. (See sketch under Congregational 
church.) 

CHILD 

2. Ross Eliot, b. Dover, Apr. 6, 1874. He graduated from Bowdoiu 
Medical College in June, 1897. He was three years on medical staff of the 
Connecticut General Hospital at Middletown, Conn.; six months at 
Strong's Sanitarium, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.,and since, in general prac- 
tice at Attleboro, Mass. 

THE SAWYER FAMILIES 

1. Caleb Sawyer came to Bristol from Boscawen in 1816, 
and res. for many years in the Andrew J. Crocket house on 
Pleasant street. He was b. June 1, 1767, and d. Bristol, Aug. 
13, 1837, ae. 70-2-12. He m., Jan. 27, 1790, Susanna Hall, 
dau. Lieut. Richard Hall. She was b. May 25, 1773, and d. 
Bristol, Jan. 26, 1843, ae. 69-8-1. She was one of the first 
members of the Congregational church. 

CHILDREN 

2. Sarah Hall, b. Dracut, Mass., Aug. 7, 1790; m. Robert Smith. 
(See.) 

3. Richard Hall, b. Pelham, Mass., Nov. 1, 1792 ; m. in 1819, Relief, 
dau. Robert Brown (See), b. Aug. 11, 1804, and d. in Bristol, Dec. 17, 1861, 
ae. 57-4-6. He was a blacksmith for many years where is now Post-office 
block, and a farmer on New Chester mountain. Was a prominent man 
in town and a member of the Congregational church. He d. Bristol, 
Feb. 26, 1877, ae. 84-3-25. Children : 

a. Ann Maria, b. Bristol, June 24, 1829 ; m. Albert A. Moulton, 
M.D. (See.) 

b. Edward Payson, b. B., July 15, 1840 ; m. Feb. 2, 1859, Mary, 
dau. of William R. Blodgett (See), b. July 5, 1842. They res. Bris- 
tol. Child: (1) Harry Edward, b. Feb. 22, 1866; d. Oct. 19, 1874, 
ae. 8-7-27. 

c. Susan Hall (adopted), dau. of Alvah Sawyer. She m. Benja- 
min F. Flanders. (See.) 

4. Alvah, b. Feb. 7, 1795. He in., Feb. 13, 1826, Elizabeth McMur- 
phy. They removed to Bergen, New York. During a prevailing epidemic 
the father, mother, and one child died and were all buried in one grave. 
Two children survived, Susan, b. Buffalo, N. Y., and Catherine. Robert 
Smith made a journey to New York state by carriage and brought the 
surviving children to Bristol, and adopted Catherine. She never m.; 
d. in the family of Robert S. Hastings, in Bristol, Nov. 5, 1884. Susan 
Hall was adopted by Richard H. Sawyer, as above. 

5. Caleb, b. Dracut, Mass., Feb. 12, 1797 ; m. Nov. 5, 1843, Hannah, 
widow of Joseph Wallace, and dau. Jonas Hastings (See), b. Jan. 24, 1808. 
He d. Alexandria, July 11, 1871, ae. 74-4-29; she d. same place, Sept. 5, 
1853, ae. 45-7-1 1. Child: 

a. Mary Frances, b. Alexandria, Apr. 11, 1845; m. George M. 
Bean. (See.) 

6. Putnam, b. May 4, 1799. He settled in Canada, where he d. unm- 



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7. Henry I., b. May 13, 1801 ; d. Boscawen, July 18, 1817, ae. 16-2-5. 

8. Mary, b. July 2, 1803 ; d. at Cambridge, Mass., unm., May 17, 1832, 
ae. 28-10-15. 

9. Milton, b. Hopkinton, July 27, 1805, and d. Portland, Mich., Aug. 
4, 1884, ae. 79-0-7. He m., July 8, 1832, Kesiah Ingalls, dau. of Jonathan 
(See), b. 1810. She d. Portland, Mich., 1882, ae. 72. No children. 

10. Moody Currier, b. H., Oct. 2, 1807. He 111., June 15, 1835, Sarah, 
dau. Robert Brown (See), b. Nov. 1, 1809, and d. in Bristol, Feb. 10, 1853, 
ae. 43-3-9. He practiced medicine in Bristol for a time and then opened 
a drug store where is now Fowler's east-side drug store. He was a pub- 
lic spirited citizen. He d. Bristol, July 24, 1854, ae. 46-9-22. (See Phy- 
sicians.) Children: 

a. Moody A., b. Concord, Vt., Apr. 30, 1836. He succeeded his 
father in the drug business. Served one year as hospital steward 
in the 3rd Regt., N. H. Vols., at Hilton Head, S. C. He m., at 
Milwaukee, Wis., July 2, 1865, Annie Maria, dau. of Jonathan L. 
Prescott (See), b. Aug. 19, 1837. He located at Boscobel, Wis., 
where he was in the drug business till his death, Mar. 26, 1895, ae - 
58-10-26. His wife preceded him only three weeks, dying Feb. 3, 
1895, ae. 57-5-14. He was for many years connected with the public 
schools, was treasurer of school board at time of death. Child : 
Annie Ellen, b. Dec. 19, 186