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Vol. II. 



The Committee chosen by the town to assist the historian 
in the publication and sale of Cornish History. 







By WM. H. child 


Vol. II. 


Recording all events we can. 

Is rendering good service to fellow-man 

The Rumford Press 
concord, n. h. 



As the history of Cornish was nearing completion the writer 
became desirous of aid and counsel, and asked the town to appoint 
a committee for that purpose. The town kindly granted his 
request, and a committee, designated by himself, consisting of 
George L. Deming, William W. Balloch and Fenno B. Comings 
was chosen. Their duties at first were examination of the 
manuscript and ascertaining cost of pubhcation. The com- 
mittee having rendered a favorable report, on March 13, 1911, 
the following resolution was by vote adopted: ''Resolved, 
That the town history committee appointed in March, 1910, 
arrange for the publication and sale of the Town History, 
and act with the historian in any matter pertaining thereto." 

The committee have endeavored to be faithfal in the dis- 
charge of all these duties, and the writer hereby takes pleasure 
in expressing his profound gratitude for all of their aid and 






Introduction, Genealogical 

Cady Genealogy . 


Department .... 1 

Carpenter Genealogy 


Abbott Genealogy 


Carroll Genealogy . 


Alden Genealogy . 


Carter Genealogy 


Atwood Genealogy 


Cate Genealogy 


Atwood Genealogy 


Chadbourne Genealogy . 


Austin Genealogy 


Chaffin Genealogy . 


Ayer.s Genealogy . 


Chapman Genealogy . 


Babcock Genealogy 


Chase Genealogy . 


Bachelor Genealogy . 


Chellis Genealogy 


Badger Genealogy 


Child Genealogy . 


Bailey Genealogy 


Choate Genealogy 


Baker Genealogy . 


Churchill Genealogy 


Balloch Genealogy 


Clark Genealogy 


Barker Genealogy 


Clement Genealogy . 


Barnard Genealogy 


Cobb Genealogy . 


Bartlett Genealogy 


Coburn Genealogy 


Barrows Genealogy 


Cole Genealogy ... 


Barton Genealogy 

. 24 

Collins Genealogy 


Beai. Genealogy 


Comings Genealogy . 


Beaman Genealogy 


Pelham Branch . 


Bean Genealogy . 


Cook Genealogy . 


Bemis Genealogy . 


CoRBiN Genealogy. 


Benway Genealogy 


Couch Genealogy . 


Bingham Genealogy 


CowLEs Genealogy 


Blake Genealogy 


Cross Genealogy . 


Blanchard Genealogy 


Currier Genealogy . 


Blood Genealogy . 


Dame Genealogy . 


BoAKDMAN Genealogy 


Dana Genealogy . 


Bradley Genealogy 


Davidson Genealogy 


Breck Genealogy . 


Davis Gene.vlogy . 


Bryant Genealogy 


Day Genealogy 


Bugbee Genealogy 


Dean Genealogy . 


Burnap Genealogy 


Deming Genealogy 


Burr Genealogy . 


Dodge Genealogy . 


BuTMAN Genealogy 


Dole Genealogy . 


Butterfield Genealoc 



Dorr Genealogy 




DoTEN Genealogy . 


Dow Genealogy 


Downs Genealogy 


Dunbar Genealogy 


DuNSMOOR Genealogy. 


DusTiN Genealogy. 


Edminster Genealogy 


Ellis Genealogy . 


Fairbanks Genealogy 


Farnsworth Genealogy . 


Farrington Genealogy . 


Fellows Genealogy . 


FiFiELD Genealogy 


Fitch Genealogy . 


Fletcher Genealogy 


Fling Genealogy . 


Ford Genealogy . . 


Foss Genealogy 


Freeman Genealogy . 


French Genealogy 


Furnald Genealogy . 


Gage Genealogy . 


Gates Genealogy . 


Gleason Genealogy . 


Glines Genealogy 


Gordon Genealogy 


Gould Genealogy . 


Goward Genealogy . 


Greene Genealogy 


Gustin Genealogy 


Hall Genealogy . 


Hamblet Genealogy . 


Hammond Genealogy 


Hardy Genealogy . 


Harlow Genealogy 


Harrington Genealogy . 


Hart Genealogy . 


Haskell Genealogy . 


Hastings Genealogy . 


Hebard Genealogy 


Heywood Genealogy . 


Hildreth Genealogy 


Hilliard Genealogy . 


Holbrook Genealogy 


Hook Genealogy 


Howard Genealogy 


Huggins Genealogy . 


Hunt Genealogy . . . .216 

Hunter Genealogy . . . 217 

Huntington Genealogy . . 218 

Hurd Genealogy .... 218 
Hurley Genealogy . . .219 

Hutchinson Genealogy . . 219 

Jackson Genealogy . . . 220 

Jacobs Genealogy .... 228 

Jenney Genealogy . . . 229 

JiRAULD Genealogy . . 231 

Johnson Genealogy . . . 231 

Jones Genealogy .... 237 

Jordan Genealogy. . . . 237 

Kelley Genealogy . . 238 

Kendrick Genealogy . . . 239 

Kenyon Genealogy . . . 241 

Kidder Genealogy . . . 245 
Kimball Genealogy . . . , 246 

Kinsman Genealogy . . . 249 

Knight Genealogy . . 249 

Lamberton Genealogy . 250 

Lane Genealogy .... 251 

Lear Genealogy .... 252 

Leavitt Genealogy . , 254 

Leslie Genealogy . . «. . 256 

Lewis Geneai.ogy .... 259 

Lindsay Genealogy . . . 260 

Little Genealogy .... 261 

Lothrop Genealogy . . . 261 

LuEY Genealogy .... 262 

Luther Genealogy . . . 265 

Lynds Genealogy .... 266 

Mace Genealogy .... 266 

Marble Genealogy . . . 267 

Martindale Genealogy . . 268 

Mason Genealogy . . 269 

Melendy Genealogy . . . 270 

Mercer Genealogy . . . 270 

Merrill Genealogy . . . 271 

Mitchell Genealogy . . . 271 

Morgan Genealogy . . . 272 

Morse Genealogy .... 273 

Murray Genealogy . . . 274 

Nelson Genealogy . . . 274 

Nevens Genealogy . . . 275 

Newell Genealogy . . . 277 

Newton Genealogy . . . 278 




NoRRis Gene.\logy 


Norton Genealogy 


Nutter Genealogy 


Page Genealogy . 


Paget Genealogy . 


Paine Genealogy . 


Palmer Genealogy 


Pardy Genealogy . 


Parker Genealogy 


Peaslee Genealogy 


Penniman Genealogy . 


Pierce Genealogy 


Pike Genealogy 


Plaistridge Genealogy . 


Poole Genealogy . 


Powers Genealogy 


Putnam Genealogy 


QuiMBY Genealogy 


Rawson Genealogy 


Raymond Genealogy . 


Raynsford Genealogy 


Read Genealogy . 


Rice or Royce Genealogy 


Rich Genealogy 


Richardson Genealogy . 


Rickard Genealogy . 


Ripley Genealogy 


Roberts Genealogy . 


Robinson Genealogy . 


Root Genealogy . 


RowELL Genealogy 


Saint-Gaudens Genealogy 


Sanderson Genealogy 


Sargent Genealogy . 


Sartel Genealogy 


Sherburne Genealogy 


SissoN Genealogy . 


Smith Genealogy 


Ichabod Branch . 


Aaron Branch 


Benjamin Branch. 

. 332 

Nathaniel Branch . 

. 333 

Dr. Nathan Branch . 

. 334 

AsE Kimball Branch . 

. 337 

Spaulding Genealogy. 


Spicer Genealogy 


Squires Genealogy 



Stearns Genealogy . 


Stevens Genealogy 


Stone Genealogy . 


Stowell Genealogy . 


Stuart Genealogy . 


Sturtevant Genealogy . 




Tabor Genealogy . 


Tandy Genealogy . 


Tasker Genealogy 


Taylor Genealogy 


Thompson Genealogy 


Thrasher Genealogy . 


Tracy Genealogy . 


Truell Genealogy 


Tucker Genealogy 


TuxBURY Genealogy . 


Tyler Genealogy . 


Vincent Genealogy 


Vinton Genealogy . 


Vinton or Vinsen Genealog"! 

f 383 

Wakefield Genealogy 


Walker Genealogy 


Watson Genealogy 


Weld Genealogy . 


Wellman Genealogy . 


Wbstgate Genealogy 


Whipple Genealogy . 


White Genealogy . 


Whiting Genealogy . 


Whittaker Genealogy 


Whitten Genealogy . 

.' 416 

Whittlesey Genealogy . 

. 417 

WiCKwiRE Genealogy 

. 418 

Wiley Genealogy . 


Williams Genealogy . 

. 419 

Wilson Genealogy 

. 422 

Witherell Genealogy 

. 422 

Wood Genealogy . 

. 423 

Woodbury Genealogy 


Wright Genealogy 

. 428 

Wyman Genealogy 

. 428 

York Genealogy . 

. 435 

Young Genealogy . 

. 437 

Compiler's Note 


Index 4! 





Cornish Town History Committee on Publication: 

Geo. L. Dementg, 

William W. Balloch, 

Fenno B. Comings Frontispiece 

William Balloch 16 

Samuel Chase Opposite 59 

Stephen Child, Jr 85 

Edwin L. Child 88 

Dea. Benjamin Comings Ill 

Uriel L. Comings 113 

Judge Alfred Comings 114 

Charles W. Comings 115 

Joseph B. Comings 117 

James M. Davidson 124 

Hiram A. Day 129 

Rev. D. p. Deming 136 

George E. Fairbanks 150 

RuEL Hasseltine Fletcher 160 

Henry Gould 174 

Mrs. Henry Gould 175 

Israel Hall 182 

Dr. Samuel Hardy 188 

David H. Hilliard 202 

George E. Hilliard 205 

Judge Eleazer Jackson 224 

Charles Edwin Jackson 227 

George D. Kenyon 243 

Edward D. Kimball Opposite 247 

Capt. Chester Pike 286 

Obed Powers 290 

Cynthia Comings Powers 290 

Mr. L.\rnard Powers 292 

Mrs. Larnard Powers 292 

Orlando Powers 293 

Judge John Ij. Putnam Opposite 295 

Residence of Judge J. L. Putnam 295 

Mrs. Sarah Richardson Herrick, at 84 308 

Henry S. Richardson 312 



Hon. O. W. Robinson 317 

Samuel S. Robinson 319 

Capt. Constant W. Smith 331 

Rev. Alvah Spaulding 341 

William Alanson Stone 353 

John Thrasher •. 369 

Stephen A. Tracy 376 

Mrs. Stephen A. Tracy 376 

Mr. and Mrs. Ishmael Tuxbury 378 

C. W. Tyler 380 

Henry A. Weld 398 

Ivan C. Weld 399 

Residence of F. N. Weld Opposite 399 

Baptist Parsonage, Cornish Flat Opposite 399 

First Minister's House Opposite 399 

Rev. James Wellman 402 

Albert E. Wellman 405 

Ariel K. Wood 424 

Mrs. Ariel K. Wood 424 

Egbert O. Wood 425 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman D. Wood 426 

Prof. Addison P. Wyman 430 

Capt. Chester Leander Wyman 432 



The genealogical record of the families of the town is not the least interesting 
portion of its history. 

"If you would know who you are, 
Learn whence you came." 

Genealogical study is regarded by most as dry and unprofitable, but this 
is due to misapprehension of its importance. One author declares that "the 
keeping of family records is a criterion of the difference between worthy fami- 
nes and all other kinds." Sure it is, that with few exceptions the illustrious 
and honorable can trace their ancestry back for generations. Believing in the 
law of heredity, they have been, and still are, increasingly inspired with an 
ambition to sustain the honor of their family name. Such, carefully preserve 
their records, while others are indifferent about the matter. The goodness of 
a family depends more on the number of its generations than on any other 

We regret that our record of the famihes of Cornish is so incomplete. It 
was purposed from the first to include that of every family that ever became 
permanently resident of the town. It was a colossal undertaking under the 
circumstances. Had every family preserved their full data of events, and, 
upon call, have forwarded us a copy of the same, the task, though great, could 
have been accomplished much easier and quicker. 

The records of a large number of families are broken and lacking much 
important data, but this is unavoidable for several reasons. Quite a number 
of famiUes who once lived in town evidently moved away, leaving no posterity 
behind them. Other families once prominent in town, have here become 
extinct, and their descendants are scattered world-wide and beyond our knowl- 
edge. We have been enabled to find many of them, but the larger portion is 
still unknown. This accounts, in a measure, for the incompleteness of the work. 

The material for these genealogies has been obtained from town records, 
inscriptions from cemeteries, family records, church records, old writings, 
besides extensive correspondence and interviews. 

These authorities often fail to agree on dates of events. As there can be 
but one date for the same event, we have elected the one most probable and 
have marked it uncertain (?). 

Thus the difficulties of this compilation have been many, but these must 
make the value of the work more apparent. 

The plan has been to give the line of descent from the earliest known ances- 
tor to the first settlement of the family in town, and from that time to give a3 



full a record as possible to the present, provided the family continues to remain 
in town. In case they remove, the children, and, in some cases, the grand- 
children of natives are given though born out of town. 

From the nature of the case the work of the genealogist is never complete. 
Changes are constantly occurring. If up-to-date yesterday, today brings a 
change that the record will not show. 

With aU these considerations and lack of perfection, the compiler takes 
pleasure in showing the folio-wing results: About 250 family names, over 1,000 
families and nearly 10,000 individual names. 

Many families have apparently taken a deep interest in this work, and have 
rendered all the aid in their power to further it. To these especially, and to 
all others who have contributed to the success of this work, we tender sincere 


Names of towns given are understood as belonging to New Hampshire, 
unless otherwise indicated, except Boston and New York. 

Arabic figures at the left of a name indicate the individual number. 
Roman figures at the left are the children of the said couple. 
Arabic figures over the right end of a name indicate the generation. 
? implies uncertainty on what immediately precedes it. 





signifies unmarried. 




















reside, resides, resided 




EzEKiEL Abboti' was b. in Bradford Feb. 13, 179G; m. Nov. 20, 
1823, Phoebe Morse, a sister of Asenath (Morse) Bugbee and formerly 
of Reading, Vt., b. May 24, 1802, and d. in Bedford April 13, 1875. 
He came to Cornish a few years before his marriage and worked at cabi- 
net work. Remained on the Flat until March, 1834, when they removed 
first to Bradford, then to Manchester; where he d. Sept. 29, 1880. 
He was a carpenter and builder. Children, all b. on Cornish Flat: 

i. OscAH DuNREUTH, b. Sept. 13, 1824. A physician and res. in Man- 
chester; m. first, in 1853, Margaret Pearse; she d. in 1865, 
leaving three children; m. second, in 1865, Emma B. Pearse, a 
sister of his first wife; she d. in 1875, leaving three children; m. 
third, Kate W. Farr. No issue. 

ii. Egbert Orison, b. Aug, 23, 1826. Res. in Manchester; m. 
Oct. 16, 1851, Abbie O. Sleeper. Two children. A carpenter 
and builder, 

iii. Cornelia Betsey, b. Nov. 20, 1828; ra. in 1872 Albert Flint of Bed- 
ford. No children. She d. July 7, 1900. 

iv. Charlotte Asenath, b. March 16, 1832; m. Dec. 23, 1858, James 
Wilkins. One child: Charles Abbott, b. May 4, 1862. They 
res. in Henniker. 


Dea. Dantel Alden was b. Sept. 5, 1720, in Stafford. Conn. He first 
came and settled in Cornish as a farmer on the farm he afterwards sold 
to Lieut. John Vinton. Here he remained eight years, and after dis- 
posing of his farm, he settled in Lebanon, where he d. May IS, 1790. 
In 1747 he m. June Turner, who was b. March 30, 1725, and d. in Leb- 
anon May 6, 1817. 'i'hey had twelve children. Of these Jesse and 
Isaac lived in Cornish and vicinity. 

Jesse Alden was b. May 30, 1762; m. May 31, 1792, Sarah Rice, who was 
b. Feb. 9, 1764. He "d. of spotted fever April 2, 1813. Children: 

i. Samuel Rice, b. May 7, 1793. Lived in Granville, Vt. 

ii. Amanda, b. March 14, 1795; m. Rufus Bean. She d. Feb. 5, 1840. 

iii. Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1797; m. Col. E/ra Alden of Lebanon. 

iv. Jesse, Jr., b. Nov. 26, 1798. Went to Monte Bello, 111., where ho d. 

V. Harvey, b. Jan. 7, 1801; m. Anna B. Holbrook. One child that d. 
in infancy. He d. July 9, 1835. 

vi. David, b. March 6, 1803; d. March 17, 1806. 

vii. Betsey, b. July 31, 1805; m. April 5, 1831, Benjamin Ayers of Cor- 
nish. One child. (See Ayers.) She d. March 21, 1832. 

viii. Hannah, b. July 31, 1805; m. Sept. 19, 1832, Benjamin Ayers, her 
deceased sister's widower. She had two children. (See Ayers.) 
She d. Sept. 28, 1836. 


ix. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1808. Lived in Lebanon. Unm. in 1866. 

3. Dn. Isaac Ai.deint, son of Dea. Daniel and brother of Jesse Alden, was b. 
Feb. 11, 1770. He studied medicine under his brother, Dr. Ebenezer 
Alden of Randolph, Mass, Settled as a physician in Orange, Vt., and 
afterwards in Chelsea, Vt., where he was much respected as a man and 
a citizen, but never acquired an extensive practice. At length he gave 
up medical pursuits and devoted himseK to agriculture, living chiefly in 
Plainfield and Cornish. He was modest and retiring and had many 
virtues which were appreciated by those who knew him intimately. 
He m. Hannah Perry (another authority says Hannah Rice), b. in 1779, 

who survived him several years, dying in , being OA'er 80 years 

of age. He d. Aug. 25, 1845, and is buried in Cornish. Children; 

RoxiNDA, b. March 20, 1803; m. May 15, 1826, Timothy White. 
Went to 111. Three daus. 

ii. Fidelia A., b. Aug. 12, 1805; m. May 1, 1832, Moses Chase of Cor- 
nish. Eight children. (See Chase.) She d. March 11, 1864. 

iii. Sarah Bass, b. July 1, 1807; m. Morton. Went to 111. She d. 

in 1861. 

iv. Lewis, b. April 20, 1811, and d. in May, 1811. 

V. Eliza Jane, b. March 4, 1813; d. unm. Sept. 18, 1860. 

vi. Henry Bradley, b. Aug. 7, 1815. Went to 111., m. and had a family 
living there in 1860. 


1. John Allen, b. in 1756, was a Revolutionary soldier. Spent a portion of 

his life in Cornish and d. May 5, 1845. His wife, Sally, was b. in 1758, 
and d. June 10, 1831. Both are buried at the Flat. The full list of 
their children has not been obtained. 

John Allen, Jr., was b. in 1784, and d, on the Flat April 21, 1848. 

He was twice m. : first, Dolly ; second, April 25, 1805, Hannah 

Goldthwaite, who was b. in 1785 and d. Oct. 23, 1823. Had 

2. Thomas Arnold Allen was b. March 23, 1823; m. Lydia N. Dunbar, who 

was b. June 7, 1828, and d. March 1, 1905. Mr. Allen d. Jan. 10, 
1900, They always lived in town, spending their last years on the Flat. 
They had one child: Clara, b. March 25, 1862. She m. Liberty Kemp- 
ton and by him had a dau., Lena, who m. Austin Huggins. 

3. William Allen and Betsey Swinnerton, both of Croydon, were m. Aug. 

1, 1806, and lived in Cornish several j'ears and had these children, b. in 

i. Hiram, b. March 13, 1809. He m. in 1834, in Cornish, Martha E. 

Huggins of Cornish. They returned to Croydon in 1837. They 

had six children, 
ii. Lucy, b. Feb. 2, 1812. 



1. Joshua Atwood of Bradford, Mass., the son of John and Hannah Atwood, 

was b. Deo. 3, 1724. He was a blacksmith by trade. He m. in 1744, 
Mehitable Seva, b. in Bradford Feb. 1, 1727. They removed from 
Bradford to Pelham, N. H. (time not known), and became the parents 
of seventeen children. He d. July 8, 1809, aged 85 years. His wife d. 
March 11, 1805, aged 78. They both d. in Pelham. Of this family 
two settled in Cornish: William who came about 1811, and Joshua, Jr., 
a few years earlier. These spent the remainder of their lives in Cornish, 
and both, with their wives, lie buried in the cemeteiy at the Flat. 

2. Joshua' Atwood (Joshua^, John^) was b. March 13, 1756; m. Sarah 

McAdams, b. March 19, 1773. He d. May 5, 1S13. She d. Sept. 20, 
1846. Children, all b. in Cornish except the first two: 

■ i. Betsey, b. Oct. 8, 1798; m. Dec. 26, 1814, Curtis Knight. She had 
ten children. They buried a dau., Meiinda, in town, who d. 
May 2, 1833, aged 11. Res., — — . She d. Feb. 27, 1888. 

2. ii. Daniei, b. Aug. 26, 1800. 

3. ill. Joshua, twin, b. May 19, 1802. 

iv. Mehitable, twin, b. May 19, 1802: she m. Aug. 26, 1821, John 
Emerson. Five children. Theylost asonin town April 20, 1833 
(John, Jr.), aged 3. Res., Piermont, N. H. She d. Jan. 21, 1885. 

V. Robert, b. June 7, 1804; m. first, Oct. 24, 1833, Elvira Maria Nut- 
ting, dau. of Timothy Nutting, Esq., of Claremont, b. Nov. 3, 

1812. By her he had four children. She d. . He m. 

second, Nov. 26, 1850, Harriet L. Smith of Cornish, dau. of 
Constant W. and Sarah (Hilhard) Smith, b. July 21, 1817, by 
whom he had three children. Previous to his first marriage at 
the age of 21, he studied • medicine. Graduated as M.D. at 
Dartmouth, then removed to Weathersfield, Vt., and established 
liimself in a successful practice of his profession, which he fol- 
lowed until his death, Nov. 15, 1874. His second wife d. Dec. 
26, 1900, in Farmingdale, N. Y. His two oldest sons, Edwin F. 
and Robert N., chose their father's profession, the first prac- 
ticing in Ac worth, N. H., and the other, after serving as surgeon 
in the army during the Rebellion, located in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Dr. Atwood's eldest dau., Elizabeth^, came to Cornish and 
became the wife of George D. Kenyon, Esq., June 26, 1866. 
She d. in Cornish Aug. 8, 1885, aged 49. She left one dau., 
Florence; m. (See Kenyon.) 

vi. John, b. March 3, 1806; m. Dec. 4, 1834, Mary Ann Newhall of 
Weathersfield, Vt., b. Jan. 7, 1816. He res. in Hanover, and 
Perkinsville, Vt. He d. in Perkinsville, Vt., June 4, 1878. 
Eight children. His eldest dau., Abbie H., m. Daniel Chase of 
Cornish, where she lived until the death of her husband, Nov. 
21, 1885. Since then in Maiden, Mass., and Claremont. No 


\di. William, b. Nov. 10, 1807; d. Sept. 3, 1810. 
4, viii. David, b. Aug. 18, 1809. 

ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, ISll; m. Dec. 18, 1832, Benj. S. Fletcher ot 

Cornish. Five children, all b. in Cornish. (See Fletcher.) She 

d. Sept. 14, 1893. 
X. Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1813; d. April 19, 1833. 

2. DanieL'' Atwood (JosJma^-^, John^) b. in Pelham Aug. 26, 1800; m. Oct. 

26, 1831, Sally L. Goward, dau. of Isaac and Abigail (Lotlu'op) Goward, 
b. Dec. 14, 1808, in Croydon. They res. in Cornish many years then 
rem. to Acton, Mass., where he d. April 15, 1862. She d. Sept. 5, 1890. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Louisa M., b. Aug. 6, 1832; m. Dec. 14, 1854, Henry Barker. Res., 
So. Acton, Mass. Two sons and five daus. 

ii. Newell S., b. Aug. 17, 1834. When young he went with a party of gold 
seekers from Cornish to Cal. in April, 1852. He remained a few 
years, then returned to N. E. He m. first, March 29, 1865, Harriet 
Hayward; m. second, Nov. 18, 1896, Flora A. BilUngs, dau. of J. F. 
and Harriet (Ogden) Billings. She d. Aug. 29, 1905. Four chil- 
dren, all by first wiie. Res., Stoughton, Mass. Was in the livery 
business many years, but afterwards in the grocery business. 

iii. John M., b. July 8, 1839; m. Nov. 19, 1860, Fanny D. Record of 
Easton, Mass. Farmer and wood dealer in Mansfield, Mass. 
Two sons and one daughter. 

iv. Abbie L., b. March 22, 1841; m. April 20, 1864, Elbridge Plummer. 
Three children. Res., Taunton, Mass. She d. Dec. 18, 1893. 

V. Sarah E., b. April 4, 1843; m. Nov. 27, 1862, M. Shurtliff. She d. 
July 26, 1879, lea\dng one son, Frank, li^dng in Boston. 

vi. Betsey Ann, b. Feb. 9, 1846; m. Aug. 2, 1864, Charles A. Brown. 
Two sons. Res., Stoughton, Mass. 

vii. Willl\m D., b. Sept. 5, 1848; m. March 31, 1870, Lizzie Keith. 
Res., Mansfield, Mass. Railroad conductor twenty-five years. 
Two children were b. to them: Sarah L. and Addie F. The 
latter d. in 1876. 

3. Joshua* Atwood {Joshua^-"-, John^) was b. in Cornish May 19, 1802, being 

a twin in birth with a sister, Mehitable; m. first, March 20, 1826, Sally 
Hardy, dau. of Tristam and Kezia (Frazier) Hardy, b. Jan. 25, 1807, 

and d. April 24, 1859, aged 52; m. second, • -, Mrs. Susan (Hilliard) 

Nevens of Cornish, dau. of Amos A. and Sarah (Huggins) Hilliard, b. 
Jan. 16, 1805, and d. April 4, 1888, aged 82. He d. Sept. 11, 1868. 
Two children, both by first wife. 

i. Susan J., b. April 8, 1827; m. Nov. 24, 1846, Bryant Jenney. One 
son, George B. (See Jenney.) She d. Jan. 12, 1892, aged 64. 

ii. John T., b. Dec. 29, 1830; m. first, Jan. 5, 1855, M. V. Marsh; m. 

second, , . He d. Jan. 10, 1888, in Wakefield, 

Mass. No children. He was a celebrated professor in music 
and dancing. 


4. David^ Atwood {Joslma^-i, John^) b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. first, March 9, 

1836, Hannah S. Ward of Weathersfield, Vt., b. , 1811, and d. June 8, 

1838; m. second, Sept. 18, 1838, Nancy M. Warren, b. in Weathersfield, 
July 4, 1812. They res. in Cornish many years, then, returning to 
Weathersfield, spent the remainder of their lives there. He d. Nov. 10, 
1864, aged 55. She d. April 6, 1895. A farmer. Children, both b. in 

i. HuLDAH Maria, b. July 25, 1839; m. May 16, 1859, Frederic E. 

Putnam, a farmer, who d. July 9, 1903. Had three children: 

1. Fred Atwood, b. Aug. 24, 1861; m. July 2, 1891, Emma G. 

Allen. Two children. 2. Angle May, b. Jan. 17, 1864; m. Dec. 

19, 1882, Charles H. Nichols. She d. Dec. 29, 1883. 3. Ella 

Eugene, b. Dec. 25, 1872. 
ii. W.\EREN David, b. Jan. 25, 1850; m. , Susie F. Porter. He 

d. Sept. 20, 1872. 

1. Williams Atwood {Joshita^, John^), brother of Joshua'-^, tenth son and 

seventeenth cliild of Joshua and Mehitable (Seva) Atwood, was b. Feb. 
17, 1773, in Pelham; m. first, Dec. 29, 1799, Elizabeth Hall, dau. of 
James and Elizabeth (Barker) Hall, b. in Pelham Oct. 29, 1779, and d. 
in Cornish Sept. 15, 1831; m. second, Dec. 17, 1834, Mrs. Betsey (Tyler) 
King. He came to Cornish Flat about 1811, where he spent the rest of 
his life. A blacksmith, and built the brick shop still standing (1903). 
Also the two story dwelling house at the south end of the Common. 
He was identified with various business enterprises there. He d. March 
7, 1842, aged 69. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Eliza, b. in Pelham April 21, 1801; m. March 20, 1822, Stephen 
Child of Cornish. Five children. (See Child.) She d. Dec. 
31, 1891, aged 90. 

ii. Mehitable, b. in Pelham May 8, 1803, and d. May 25, 1828, 
aged 25. 

2. iii. W^illiam, b. in Pelham Sept. 15, 1806. 

iv. Daniel, b. in Pelham Sept. 16, 1808; d. June 10, 1812, by being 

crushed under a cart wheel. (See Casualties.) 
V. Sarah, b. in Cornish Sept. 2, 1813; m. April 17, 1834, Henry Gould 

of Cornish. No children. Res. at the Flat (1900). Shed. March 

25, 1902. (See Gould.) 
vi. Harriet Newell, b. in Cornish 26 Nov. 1816, and d. Dec. 9, 1851, 

aged 35. A teacher. Never m. 

2. William^ Atwood {William^, Joshua^-, John^), eldest son and third child of 
William and Elizabeth (Hall) Atwood, was b. Sept. 15, 1806. He fol- 
lowed his father's trade of blacksmithing most of his hfe; m. Nov. 25, 
1828, Rhoda Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Capt. Perez and Lucy (Hunter) 
Jackson, b. May 28, 1803, and d. at Wlute River Junction at her dau.'s 
home Aug. 20, 1874. He d. in Gorham May 22, 1859. Children, all b. in 


i. Mehitable H., b. Sept. 25, 1829; m. Sept. 1, 1847, Daniel F. Chase, 
a tailor and afterward a railroad engineer. Res. at White River 
Junction, Vt., and also at No. Newport. He d. Nov. 22, 1890. 
Mrs. Chase d. Feb. 24, 1909, in Melrose, Mass. Two children. 
(See Chase.) 

ii. Rhoda Maria, b. Dec. 6, 1830; d. July 11, 1848. 

iii. Frances Janette, b. May 21, 1832; d. Aug. 20, 1847. 

iv. Daniel Jackson, b. May 28, 1833; was educated in the schools of Cor- 
nish and academies of Meriden, N.H., and Newbury, Vt. Studied 
law at Newport with Amasa Edes, Esq. ; admitted to the bar in 
1859; he m. May 3, 1858, M. Sophia Gunnison of Newport, b. 
April 25, 1834, d. Nov. 21, 1907, in Claremont. Rem. to Boston 
in 1860, where he engaged in mercantile and manufacturing busi- 
ness for several years. Then for a time he practiced law and 
afterwards gave attention to the study and practice of oratory. 
Possessed of a happy gift of language, he won considerable 
distinction as a public speaker. He formulated and taught a 
new system of oratory that promised a great success, but before 
his expectations could be realized, only in part, he d. at No. 
Newport, at the home of his sister. May 5, 1882. Three children, 
all b. in Boston: 1. Frances Janette, b. Dec. 12, 1861, who d. 
young. 2. Helen Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1863. 3. Harry DeWitt, 
b. June 10, 1867. 

Orrel F, Atwood, b. in West Chazy, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1875, was the son of 
Francis L. and Mary A. (Baker) Atwood. Came to Cornish in Oct., 
1900. Settled on the Dea. Hiram P. Raymond farm; m. in Beekman- 
town, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1899, Huldah E. Scribner, dau. of Cyremius M. and 
Huldah (Eldred) Scribner, b. Sept. 20, 1874. He is a farmer. Children: 

i. Ellsworth H., b. March 12, 1900. 

ii. Bexjlah K., b. Nov. 24, 1909. 

The relationship of this family to the other Atwoods of Cornish is not known. 


This name was not found in Cornish until about 1869, when Elijah D. Austin 
came from Plainfield. He was the son of Elijah and Lavinia (Williams) 
Austin, b. June 12, 1829, in Plainfield. He had m. May 5, 1863, Martha 
C. Davidson, dau. of James and Anna (Durant) Davidson, b. Jan. 17, 
1831, d. May 27, 1899. Mr. Austin was a farmer and res. several years 
on the first farm above Windsor Bridge on the Connecticut river. He 
d. June 7, 1906. Children, the first three b. in Plainfield, remainder b. 
in the town of Cornish. 

i. Henry D., b. April 12, 1864; d. Jan. 6, 1892. 

ii. Robert A., b. Dec. 17, 1865. 

iii. George D., b. July 19, 1868. 

iv. A. DeWitt, b. July 26, 1870; d. March 15, 1878. 

V. An infant, b. June 5, 1876 and d. June 7, 1876. 



John Ayers lived in Greenland; m. , Hannah Luey and had several chil- 
dren. Their record is incomplete. Mr. Ayers d. in Greenland, but his 
wid., with at least a part of her children, came early to Cornish. She d. in 
town Dec. 2, 1815, aged 79. Their children, as far as ascertained: 

i. Hannah, b. 1754 (?); m. , David Huggins of Cornish and had 

several children. (See Huggins.) She d. Oct. 26, 1822, aged 68. 
ii. Amy, b. , 1756 (?) ; m. , Capt. Stephen Parker. She d. 

March 31, 1798. 
iii. Phebe, b. Dec. 10, 1758; m. •, Nathaniel Huggins of Cornish. 

Eleven children. (See Huggins.) She d. Nov. 26, 1814. 
2. iv. Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1763. 

V. Olive, b. 1768; m. — ■ Marcy. She d. Aug. 26, 1821, aged 53. 

vi. Mary, b. , 1771 ; m. Vincent. She d. Sept., 1839, aged 68. 

There may have been other children. 

2. Thomas^ Ayers (John^) was b. Jan. 17, 1763; m. — — , Lydia Bartlett 

of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and (Downer) Bartlett, b. Aug. 8, 

1760, and d. Jan. 15, 1830. A farmer and lived near the center of the 
town on the farm recently owned and occupied by Dan W. Cole and 
more recently by Henry C. Kendrick. He d. Nov. 24, 1843. Children, 
all b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1793; m. June 29, 1813, Benjamin Smith, Jr. 
Three children. (See Smith.) She d. Nov. 15, 1872, aged 79. 
He d. May 28, 1873, aged 79. 

ii. Lydia, b. Oct. 16, 1795; m. , Geo. Elisha Smith of Cornish. 

No children. She d. Feb. 15, 1841. 
iii. John, b. Feb. 21, 1797; m. Feb. 11, 1823, Louisa True, b. Dec. 17, 
1798; d. Sept. 1, 1884. Six children. Lived in Berlin, Vt. 
Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1798. 
Levi, b. Dec. 23, 1800. 
Benjamin, b. Feb. 11, 1803. 

Thomas, Jr., b. March 22, 1805; m. , Sarah Hoyt. 

Hannah, b. Sept., 1807; d. Jan. 12, 1808. 
Stephen M., b. Feb. 6, 1809. 

Hannah, 2d, b. April 19, 1811; m. Jan. 13, 1836, James Kendrick, 
then of Cornish. Three children. (See Kendrick.) Lived 
chiefly in Claremont. She d. April 21, 1904. 
xi. Ira, b. May 23, 1814; m. Oct. 3, 1843, Maria M. Rogers of Hartland, 
Vt. They resided in West Windsor, Vt. Three children. He 
d. , 1893. 

Samuels Ayers (Thomas'', Johw) h. Dec. 27, 1798; m. first, April 20, 1830, 
Lois Fitch of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Thankful (Royc.e) Fitch, b. 
Feb. 23, 1798, and d. Dec. 9, 1843; m. second. May 2, 1844, Sarah G. 
Fitch, sister of his former wife, b. March 16, 1806, and d. April 27, 1885. 
He d. July 9, 1873. A farmer. Children by Lois, all b. in Cornish: 













7. i. Henry, b. Dec. 21, 1831. 

ii. Samuel Fitch, b. Oct. 31, 1833. Never m.; d. Dec. 13, 1868. 
iii. Emerette, b. Oct. 10, 1838; m. March 11, 1868, John B. Chase of 
Cornish, son of Moses^. No children. She d. April 22, 1874. 

Children by Sarah G., all b. in Cornish: 

iv. Hattie a., b. Feb. 27, 1845; m. Jan. 26, 1870, Levi W. Harrington 
of Cornish, son of Moses and Phebe. Two children. (See 
Harrington.) She d. Nov. 5, 1889. 

8. V. Edward T., b. Jan. 4, 1847. 

4. Levp Ayers {Thomas'; John^) h. Dec. 23, 1801; m. Dec. 14, 1825, Philenda 

Johnson of Cornish, dau. of John and Hannah (Huggins) Johnson, b. 
Nov. 26, 1806, d. Aug. 25, 1885. He d. Jan. 20, 1860. A farmer and 
lived in south part of the town. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. John, b. Feb. 22, 1828; d. same day. 

ii. John J., b. April 24, 1829; d. Dec. 5, 1855. 

9. iii. Edwin T., b. Feb. 17, 1831. 

iv. Hannah A., b. Nov. 13, 1834; d. Jan. 1, 1854. 

V. Almira H., b. Feb. 13, 1837; m. Jan. 2, 1855, Dr. James A. Davis, 

then of Claremont but afterwards of Lebanon. She d. April 5, 

1874, leaving one child, 
vi. Sarah, b. June 13, 1839; d. July 29, 1839. 
vii. S.4JIAH J., b. Aug. 3, 1840; m. Dec. 15, 1861, Andrew J. Gould of 

Newport. She d. Oct. 6, 1864. One child, Gideon Elmer, that 

d. April 24, 1868, aged 5. 
viii. Philenda M., b. Feb. 3, 1843; m. Oct. 16, 1861, Warren H. Fletcher 

of Eden, Vt. She d. Nov. 19, 1861. 
ix. Charles H., b. Jan. 14, 1846; d. June 4, 1858. 
10. X. L. Foster, b. May 7, 1848. 

5. Benjamins Aiders (Thomas% Johm) b. Feb. 11, 1803; m. first, April 5, 

1831, Betsey Alden, dau. of Jesse and Sarah (Rice) Alden, b. July 31, 
1805, d. March 21, 1832; m. second, Sept. 19, 1832, Hannah Alden, a twin 
sister of former wife, d. Sept. 28, 1836; m. third, Jan. 1, 1837, Louisa 
Bradley, dau. of Isaiah and Mary (Dustin) Bradley, b. June 26, 1802, d. 
Oct. 20, 1881, aged 79. He d. May 3, 1888, aged 85. Child by Betsey 

i. Elizabeth Alden, b. March 19, 1832; m. May 20, 1863, Albert 
Winson Rex, b. in Royalton, Vt., Aug. 29, 1832. Two cliildren: 

1. Mary Louisa, b. July 8, 1871. 2, Lizzie Alden, b. May 14, 
1873, d. young. Res., Lebanon ,where they both d. She d. Oct. 
9, 1898. He d. March 7, 1892. 

Children by Hannah Alden : 

ii. George W., b. April 6, 1834; m. first, Dec. 31, 1857, Mary Elvira 
Lamson. Three children. She d. Jan. 23, 1891; in. second, Feb. 

2, 1892, Ada Hall of Lebanon. He d. April 17, 1899. 


iii. Harvey Holden, b. March 21, 1S3G; m. Sept. 12, 1863, Susan A. 
Pomeroy. Res., Windsor, Vt. A carpenter and joiner. Two 
children. Susan d. March 3, 1873; m. second, Aug. 22, 1875, 
Sarah Ann Hood. 

Children by Louisa Bradley: 

iv. Hannah Maria, b. July 18, 1838. 

V. Mary Louisa, b. May 11, 1840; m. first, April 15, 1858, Newton F. 

Bridge. Five children. He d. June 24, 1880; m. second, in Jan., 

1901, James Bowers; res., Brownsville, Vt. 
vi. John Thomas, b. Feb. 1, 1844; m. June 28, 1876, Emma L. Jewett. 

She d. Jan. 13, 1904. 

«. Stephen Mj Ayers (Thomas'-, John') h. Feb. 6, 1809; m. April 8, 1837, 
Charlotte Emerson, dau. of Jonathan and Ruth (Bemis) Emerson, b. 
Dec. 30, 1815. They res. some years in Claremont and then came back 
and spent the rest of their lives in Cornish. A farmer and res. 
about a mile north of the Congregational Church. He d. July 16, 1895. 
She d. Sept. 26, 1892. Children, all b. in Claremont: 

i. Mary Jane, b. Dec. 27, 1840; m. July 25, 1863, Hiram B. Ayers. 
11. ii. George H., b. Aug. 28, 1842. 

iii. Lizzie S., b. Nov. 4, 1844; m. Nov. 21, 1867, Worth C. Jordan. Two 
children. (See Jordan.) She d. May 18, 1887. 

iv. Susan, b. May 10, 1847; m. Oct. 28, 1875, Russell C. Smith. One 
cliild: Charlotte, b . 

V. Ada E., b. Dec. 30, 1850; d. July 29, 1876. 

vi. Ella M., b. Dec. 18, 1854. 

vii. Laura A., b. April 24, 1857; m. Dec. 25, 1880, Geo. M. King of Plain- 
field, Vt. She d. July 27, 1881. 

7. Henry" Ayers (SamueU, Thomas-, John^) h. Dec. 21, 1831. A school 

teacher, also supt.; m. March 11, 1868, Helen M. Chase of Cornish, 
dau. of Moses and FideHa (Alden) Chase, b. Nov. 21, 1841. In April, 
1869, they left town and settled in Ashtabula Co., O. He d. in New 
Lyme, O., March 21, 1897. She res. in Hartsgrove, O. Children: 

i. Alden Tilden, b. July 17, 1870. A machinist in Cleveland, O. 
ii. Samuel Dana, b. Feb. 14, 1873. Res., Orwell, O. 
iii. Carl Henry, b. Aug. 16, 1875. Teacher, Hartsgrove, O. 
iv. Alice Emerette, b. July 25, 1880. Teacher, Hartsgrove, O. 
V. Murray Chase, b. Dec. 19, 1883. Business College, Cleveland, 0. 

8. Edward T.< Ayers {Samuel^, Thomas^ John^) a half brother of Henry, b. 

Jan. 4, 1847; m. Jan. 26, 1870, Ann P. Howard, dau. of Marshall and 
Hopy (Winter) Howard, b. Sept. 18, 1856. Res. on his father's home- 
stead; a farmer. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Vernon Fitch, b. Jan. 20, 1871. 


ii. Julia Ann, b. July 15, 1872; m. Dec. 6, 1893, Martin E. Kenyon, 
then of Cornish. Res. (1903), Windsor, Vt., where he is in trade. 
Six cliildren. (See Kenyon.) 

9. Edwin T.'' Ayers {Levi', Thomas'^, Johm) b. Feb. 17, 1831. A farmer who 

Hved near Claremont town line, by the "Red School House" and Cream- 
ery Station; m. April 16, 1857, Julia A. Freeman, dau. of Forest and 
Nancy (Penniman) Freeman, b. Oct. 12, 1837. Mr. Ayers d. May 11, 
1893. One child, b. in Cornish: 

i. Julia Etta, b. May 26, 1858; m. May 13, 1886, Frank W. True of 
Plainfield, where they res. No children. 

10. L. Fosters Ayers (Levi', Thomas"-, John^) h. May 7, 1848; m. first, Sept. 

29, 1869, Ida Bachelder of Cornish, dau. of Azor and Pluma (Upham) 
Bachelder, b. Oct. 2, 1849, d. Jan. 25, 1893; m. second, April 19, 1894, 
Ella S. Lyman, b. July 1, 1870, in N. Y. They res. in West Windsor, 
Vt., 1903. Children by Ida Bachelder: 

i. Velma v., b. Oct. 20, 1870, in Cornish; d. Feb. 7, 1888. 

ii. Fred G., b. Sept. 2, 1872, in Gouldsville, Vt.; d. April 21, 1904. 

iii. Leon E., b. Sept. 10, 1878, in West Windsor, Vt. Child by Ella S. 

iv. Merton H., b. Dec. 31, 1895, in West Windsor, Vt. 

11. George H.* Ayers {Stephen^ Thomas"-, Johv) b. Aug. 28, 1842; m. Jan. 

17, 1864, Martha J. White, dau. of Abial and Elsie (Case) White, 
b. Jan. 24, 1840. A farmer and dea. of the Congregational Church. One 

i. Willie H., b. Sept 12, 1870; d. June 27, 1882. 


Lemuel and Lydia Babcock had the following cliildren: 
i. Jonathan Chase, b. Dec. 24, 1802. 
ii. Theodosia, b. Sept. 7, 1808. 

It appears that Lydia d. and that Lemuel m. second, Polly , 

and they had one son: 
iii. George, b. Dec. 19, 1811. Somewhat demented, yet very eccentric. 
Well known and remembered by many; became a pauper after 
the death of his parents; d. in Unity June 1, 1884. 


Silas and Dorcas P. ( ) Bachelor were m. and lived in Northbridge, 

Mass, Came near the close of the 18th century and settled in that part 
of Grantham afterwards annexed to Cornish. But little can be gleaned 
regarding them. They are both buried in the Flat cemetery. He d. 
Jan. 19, 1838. She d. Aug. 26, 1850. Children, the first two or three 
were b. in Northbridge and the rest in town : 

i. Luther, b. Aug. 15, 1794, and d. April 16, 1800. 

ii. Abigail, b. March 27, 1796; d. Sept. 29, 1796. 


iii. Saeah, b. Aug. 21, 1797. 

iv. Silas, b. April 20, 1799; m. March 9, 1828, Martha Thrasher. 

V. Dorcas, b. Feb. 2, 1801 ; d. Feb. 16, 1808. 

vi. Olive, b. March 13, 1803; m. Dec. 1, 1821, Weston Wright of Gran- 

2. \di. AzoR, b. Jan. 13, 1806. 

viii. Levi, b. Jan. 3, 1808. 

ix. Diana, b. Nov. 10, 1810. 

X. James Prentice, b. May 10, 1813; m. ; d. June 10, 1844. 

2. AzoR2 Bachelor (Silas^) wasb. Jan. 13, 1806; m. Pluma Upham of , 

b. ; d. . Mr. Bachelor was a shoemaker and came to the 

Flat about 1840. He built the brick house just east of the cemetery now 
used as the Grange hall. Here he worked at his trade until age and failing 

health caused him to retire. He d. Jan. 8, 1873. His wife d. . 

Childi'en, all b. in towTi except the first: 

i. Eliza Jane, b. July 23, 1835, in Northbridge, Mass. She never m. 

She d. Feb. 27, 1872. 
ii. Martin Van Buren, b. Aug. 27, 1838. It is not known that he 

ever m. He left town about 1877, and d. . 

iii. Asa Upham, b. Dec. 14, 1845; d. Oct. 24, 1867. 

iv. Ida, b. Oct. 2, 1849; m. Sept. 29, 1869, L. Foster Ayers of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Ayers.) They rem. to and lived in West 

Windsor, Vt., where she d. Jan. 25, 1893. 


RuFUS G. Badger of Norwich, Vt., the son of Nathan and Lucy (George) 
Badger, was b. in 1824. Came to Cornish about 1849; m. April 9, 1850, 
Clarissa B. Burr of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Hall) Burr, 
b. July 26, 1826. He was a tailor for a time. Spent most of the re- 
mainder of his life in town. He d. June 5, 1882. His widow d. in Marlow 
July 1, 1905. Both buried in Cornish. Cliildren: 

i. Charles A., b. March 5, 1851; d. young. 

ii. George F., b. March 8, 1852; d. Jan. 27, 1878, of lockjaw. 

iii. Annie N., b. April 23, 1854; in. first. May 3, 1877, Newell J. Comings 

of Cornish. He d. Nov. 17, 1878; m. second, Aug., 23, 1884, 

Eugene F. Huntley. They live in Marlow. 
iv. William H., b. March 30, 1856. Lives in Keene. 
V. Oliver B., b. Aug. 30, 1861. Lives in Alstead. 


1. Andrew Bailey lived in town several years before and after the opening 
of the 19th century. He m. Feb. 7, 1799, Rebecca French of Cornish, 
dau. of Ephraim and Comfort (York) French, b. June 17, 1776. No 
dates of their death have been found. Their cliildren were: 

i. Isaac Mitchell, b. July 29, 1801; d. Sept. 28, 1802. 
2. ii. Andrew, Jr., b. April 12, 1805. 


iii. Elizabeth M., b. Dec. 18, 1806; m. in 1842, Clark Kendrick of 
Cornish who d. in Cornish May 12, 1849. After his death, the 
wid. m. second, April 3, 1850, John Bartlett of Cornish, who d. 
March 4, 1869. She d. March 23, 1881. She left one child by 
Mr. Kendrick. (See Kendrick.) 

iv. Ara, b. ; m. , Phebe Amanda Coburn of Cornish, dau. 

of Phinehas and Hannah (French) Coburn, b. July 28, 1804. 
They had three children : 1. Almon. 2. Andrew, who m. Sarah 
McCallister and had three children: (l) Sarah Emma, b. May 
15, 1856; m. Feb. 29, 1876, Geo. P. Davis. (2) Hattie E., b. May 
28, 1859; m. July 10, 1873, Louis E. Weld. (3) Charles. 3. 
JuUa, who m. Mr. Peach and d. in Cornish Nov. 3, 1871. After 
Mr. Bailey's death, his wid., Phebe Amanda, twice m. (See 
Coburn for her further record.) 

2. Andrew Bailey, b. April 12, 1805, in Cornish (?), was the son of Andrew 
and Rebecca (French) Bailey. Lived several years in Northfield, Vt.; 

m. , Hannah M. Lewis of Cabot, Vt., b. Aug. 11, 1819, and d. 

Jan. 18, 1893. She was dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Moody) Lewis. 
They came to Cornish in 1866 (?) and settled on the Holbrook farm near 
the center of the town. He d. July 27, 1882. Children : 

i. Josephine L., b. Nov. 24, 1842; m. Oct. 26, 1869, Charles T. Sturte- 
vant of Cornish, a blacksmith. No children. She d. Nov. 22, 
1898. "He giveth His beloved sleep." (Inscription on tomb- 

ii. Lavinia W., b. June 2, 1846; m. March 7, 1893, James A. Kendrick 
of Cornish, a mason. No children. She d. June 29, 1899. 
"Asleep in Jesus." (Inscription on tombstone.) 

iu. Salome C, b. July 12, 1850; m. Sept. 30, 1896, Winfield S. Davis, 
then of Cornish. No children. She d. Sept. 23, 1899. 


Asa Baker was b. in 1787 (?) ; lived on the Flat many years. He was a butcher 
and a generally useful man, held in high esteem. He m. — ■ — •, Susan 

, who was b. in 1788, and d. Feb. 10, 1859, aged 71. He d. Oct. 

29, 1838, aged 51. Both are buried at the Flat. Children, as far as 

i. Calvin, b. . Studied for the ministry and became a mission- 
ary. It is to be regretted that his full record is not available. 
The date and whereabouts of his death are unknown. 

ii. Susan, b. ; m. , a Kenerson. She was somewhat gifted as a 



James Balloch was b. in 1761 in Antwerp, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He came 
to this country in 1790, and came to town soon after. He m. Nov. 10, 
1790, Sarah Chase of Cornish, dau. of Samuel, 3d, and Elizabeth (Leet) 
Chase, b. Aug. 15, 1775, and d. Nov. 26, 1840. He d. Feb. 27, 1831, 


aged 70. A farmer and settled one of the river farms in Cornish, south 
of Windsor. One authority says he Uved in West Chiremont for a time 
in a house subsequently occupied by his second son. Children, all said 
to have been b. in Cornish: 

i. James, b. April 19, 1797; m. Oct. 28, 1821, Maria Aletta Dean of 

Claremont. He d. Sept. 4, 1828. 
ii. George Williamson, b. Dec. 26, 1798. 
ill. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1800; d. unm. (?) Nov. 1, 1828. 
iv. Francis Allan, b. Oct. 27, 1803; m. April 26, 1829, Mary Spaulding 

of Hartland, Vt. Two children: 1. Charles, of Lymi, Mass. 

2. Alice, who m. a Corson and lives in Salem, Mass. He d. 

in April (or July), 1862. 
V. Margaret, b. March 26, 1806; d. May 12, 1827. 
vi. Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1809; d. April 3, 1834. 
vii. Sarah J., b. Feb. 9, 1812; m. , Abram Maynard. Four 

children. Res., Templeton, Mass. She d. Nov. 26, 1840, aged 65. 
viii. Janette, b. Nov. 2, 1814; d. Aug. 26, 1816. 
ix. William, b. April 16, 1820. 

George Williamson^ Balloch (James^) was b. Dec. 26, 1798, in Cornish; 
m. Sept. 19, 1825, Amanda West of Claremont, b. in St. Albans, Vt., 
June 23, 1798, and d. at Washington, D. C, Dec. 22, 1876. Mr. Balloch 
was a tall, straight man of large and portly carriage. In "military 
times" he led the ranks of the Light Inf. for many years. His majestic 
figure, once seen there, was always remembered. Except a few years 
spent in West Claremont as a butcher, he, as a farmer, spent his life 
chiefly in Cornish. He d. in Windsor, Vt., Sept. 2, 1870. Children: 

i. George Williamson, Jr., b. in West Claremont Dec. 3, 1825; m. 
April 18, 1849, Martha J. Palmer of Charlestown, b. in Saxtons 
River, Vt., May 4, 1823. Six children, all b. in Great Falls, except 
the first, who was b. in West Claremont. She d. in Washington, 
D. C, Dec. 24, 1876. Mr. Balloch's common school education 
was supplemented by two terms at the N. E. Academy at Wind- 
sor, Vt., and three years at the military school at Norwich, Vt., 
graduating in 1847. In 1865 he received the honorary degree of 
A.M. from this institution. He filled different positions in rail- 
way service from 1847 to 1856, with residence in Wakefield, 
Mass., Great Falls and Somersworth. Was also town clerk of 
the latter place from 1856-1858. In Sept., 1861, he enlisted 
a large part of a Co. for the 5th Regt. N. H. Vols, and on Oct. 
11, following, was commissioned 1st Lieut, of Co. D. In July, 
1862, he was appointed Capt. and Commissary of Subsistence 
and later was commissioned as Lieut. -Col. in Gen. Howard's 
Corps, performing valuable services in all these ranks. After the 
close of the war, his residence having been transferred to Wash- 
ington, D. C, he was promoted to various positions of trust and 
honor in the city. In Aug., 1866, he was promoted to Brig.- 
Gen. of Vols., to date from March 13, 1865, for meritorious serv- 



ice in the subsistence dept. during the war. He was also a prom- 
inent Free Mason. G. W. B., Jr., d. in Washington, D. C, May, 
17, 1907. 

ii. Edwin West, b. in Cornish Aug. 1, 1827; m. Aug. 7, 1848, Caroline ' 
B. Hilliard of North Charlestown. He d. Oct. 1, 1849; left one son. 

iii. James Roderic, b. April 15, 1829, in Cornish; m. June 6, 1856, Abby 
A. Harlow of Cornish, b. June 6, 1834, and d. in Lawrence, 
Mass., Sept. 28, 1876. He d. in Lawrence July 17, 1868. Chil- 
dren: They lost one (James Edwin) on June 17, 1885, aged 20. 

William Balloch. 

3. William^ Balloch (James^) h. April 16, 1820; m. Nov. 6, 1844, Nancy 
J. Deming of Cornish, dau. of Sylvester and Charlotte (Campbell) 
Deming, b. Nov. 1, 1823. Mr. Balloch d. Aug. 27, 1893. He was a 
man of good gifts, being highly appreciated by his townsmen, as shown 
by being repeatedly chosen by them to all the highest offices within 
their power. Children, all b. in Cornish: 


i. Ellen Janett, b. Sept. 26, 1849; m. May 4, 1875, Dr. C F. 
Leslie of Maine. They rem. to Clyde, Kan., where he is well 
established in the practice of his profession. Two children: 

1. William Balloch, b. March 2, 1876. 2. Alice Belle, b. Sept. 

2, 1880. 

ii. James Edwin, b. Dec. 10, 1852; d. June 28, 1853. 

iii. Emily Amanda, b. Sept. 17, 1854; m. Nov. 29, 1877, C. H. Bug- 
bee of Bridgewater. They res. in Bridgewater. Had two chil- 
dren: 1. WiUiain Gates, b. Nov. 25, 1878. 2. Bessie Nancy, 
b. Dec. 2, 1880. Mrs. Bugbee d. Sept. 16, 1892. 

iv. WiLLL^M Wallace, b. Oct. 29, 1856; m. Oct. 18, 1893, Mrs. L. A. 
(Read) Davis of Windsor, Vt., dau. of Hosea and Louise (Cady) 
Read, b. Sept. 1, 1857. Res. on the homestead of his father. 
Has served several years on the board of selectmen, and repre- 
sented the town in the legislature of 1898. 

V. Mart Louisa, b. July 2, 1861; m. April 30, 1891, E. N. Holt of 
Hartford. They res. in Marshalltown, Iowa. No children. 


Alexander Barker was b. in Scotland June 1, 1814. The date of his coming 

to America is unknown. He was a flax-dresser and farmer; m. , 

Elizabeth Mercer of Cornish, dau. of William and Elizabeth Mercer, 

b. , 1810, and d. m 1896. He d. in Cornish Oct. 9, 1893. Their 

children, all b. in town were: 

i. Alexander L., b. , 1839. Always res. in town; unm. 

ii. Mary, b. ■ -, 1841; m. , John Smith of Andover, Mass. 

She d. . 

iii. Grace, b. , 1843; d. in 1865; unm. 

iv. Julia, b. , 1845; m. , William Withy. She d. in 1907. 

V. William, b. , 1848; d. in 1872. 


Levi Nichols Barnard was b. Aug. 25, 1809, in Springfield, Vt., and 
spent most of his hfe in his native town. He came to Cornish in 1847 and 
settled on the Isaac Wellman farm where he remained a few years. He m. 
July 19, 1849, Eliza Wellman, dau. of Isaac and Mercy (Colton) Wellman. 
They had one child, a son, Isaac Wellman, b. Sept. 10, 1852, whose name waa 
afterwards changed by act of the legislature of 1878 to Elroy Wellman Barnard, 
2d. Concerning the son it is said that he was an active special correspondent 
for several papers both in Boston and New York. Was a member of the educa- 
tional party to Europe at the World's Universal Exposition at Vienna in 1873. 
Was stationed at Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. Has visited 
many lands and taken part in many notable gatherings. 

Soon after the birth of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Barnard returned to Spring- 
field, where Mrs. Barnard d. Feb. 12, 1893. Mr. Barnard retained his faculties 
in a remarkable degree to extreme old age. He celebrated the hundredth anni- 


versary of his birth Aug. 25, 1909. On tliis joyous occasion, Mr. Barnard said: 
"The secret of my long hfe is due to three things — good habits, substantial 
food and keeping busy." A brother of Mr. Barnard, Frederic, aged nearly 
95, was present on this occasion. Mr. Barnard d. Oct. 28, 1909, aged 100-2-3. 
His remains were brought to Cornish and placed beside those of his wife. By 
his request, many citizens of Cornish assembled on the occasion and the church 
bell pealed off one hundred notes. 


Among the tombstone records of Cornish is that of Dea. John Bartlett, who 
was b. in 1727, and d. June 8, 1797. By his side are the remains of his wife, 
Jemima Downer, who was b. in 1732, and d. Aug. 17, 1818. The records also 
show that during the early years of the town Mr. Bartlett was a prominent 
man, as his name frequently appears among town affairs. Unfortunately the 
genealogist has been unable to determine who his posterity have been, yet by 
the census of 1790 it is shown that he then had two sons over sixteen years of 
age and also two daughters. 

The other Bartletts of Cornish all trace to a Samuel Bartlett, said to be a 
contemporary of Dea. John; yet his name does not appear in Cornish in the 
census of 1790, and we have no records showing any relationship between these 
two men. It may be doing an injustice to the records and memory of Dea. 
John Bartlett to drop his name as an ancestor, and give to Samuel Bartlett 
the credit of the worthy citizenship of the name in Cornish, but their family 
records, as far as known, all trace to him as their ancestor. 

1. Samuel' Baktlett, descended from Puritan stock which early came 
from Eng. to America. He came to Cornish during its early history and 
settled on Dingleton Hill, on a farm since owned and occupied by 
Philander Williams. He m. a Downer and had several children, all b. 
before coming to town. It is not known how many they had, but the 
names of four have been preserved. They were: 

2. i. Nathaniel, b. in 1755. 

ii. Lydia, b. Aug. 8, 1760; m. , Thomas Ayers of Cornish, and 

had eleven children. (See Ayers.) She d. Jan. 15, 1830. 

iii. Joseph, b. in 1761; m. first, , Sally Hilhard of Cornish, dau. 

of Dea. Samuel and Phebe (Yerrington) Hilliard, b. in 1768, and 

d. July 5, 1798; m. second, , name of wife not known, but 

she d. Jan., 1830, aged 68; m. third, , Hannah Norton, b. 

in 1768, and d. Nov. 14, 1858. He d. Feb. 22, 1852. Perhaps 
a part of these marriages were fruitful, but records showing it 
are wanting, except the census of 1790 which said he had a son 
at that time under sixteen years of age. 

iv. William, b. in 1766; m. , Amy ■ , b. in 1771, and d. Dec. 

1, 1851, aged 80. They had, at least, the following children 
as shown by tombstone records: 1. William, 2d, b. in 1794; 
m. Oct. 3, 1819, Salome Morse, and d. Oct. 9, 1824. 2. Stephen, 
b. in 1801, and d. Feb. 29, 1825. 3. Betsey, b. in 1802, and d. 


Aug. 10, 1803. 4. Mary, b. in 1810, and d. Sept. 20, 1831. 
William d. Nov. 13, 1847. 

2. Nathaniel^ Bartlett (SamueU) was b. in 1755. He came to Cornish 

with Ms parents; m. , Anna Fitch of Cornish, b. in 1762, 

and d. May 30, 1838. He d. Sept. 7, 1838, aged 83. Children, all sup- 
posed to have been b. in town. By the census of 1790 Mr. Bartlett had 
a son under 16 years of age and two daus. This agrees with the follow- 
ing record: 

i. Bethena, b. Nov. 16, 1784; m. March 24' 1817, James Fitch of 
Cornish. Four children. (See Fitch.) She d. Aug. 28, 1870. 

3. ii. John, b. Nov. 14, 1786. 

iii. Lavina, 1st, b. April 12, 1789; d. July 12, 1791. 

4. iv. Nathaniel, Jr., b. April 16, 1791. 

5. v. Peletiah Fitch, b. Nov. 21, 1793. 

vi. Lavina, 2d, b. Jan. 8, 1797; d. March 10, 1861; unm. 

6. vii. Lyman, b. Oct. 26, 1802. 

These four brothers all owned farms adjoining each other, 
by the side of original homestead, where they settled and where 
their children were all b. and reared, on Dingleton Hill. 

3. Johns Bartlett {Nathaniel^, Samueh) was b. Nov. 14, 1786; m. , 

Polly Williams, a sister of Stephen Williams, Sr., and dau. of Samuel 
Williams, b. June 17, 1793, and d. Aug. 24, 1849; m. second, April 3, 
1850, Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Bailey) Kendrick, b. Dec. 18, 1806, and d. 
March 23, 1881. He d. March 4, 1869. He was a farmer and also an 
expert drummer in the state militia, as were several others of the Bart- 
letts. Children, all by first wife and b. in Cornish: 

7. i. Hiram D., b. Nov. 12, 1817. 

ii. Anna F., b. Dec. 22, 1819; m. Sept. 17, 1844, John Weld of Cornish. 
Four children. (See Weld.) She d. Oct. 4, 1898. 

8. iii. Horace L., b. Sept. 21, 1822. 

iv. M.\RCiA L., b. Dec. 25, 1824; m. May 13, 1846, Gilbert Gross HilHard. 
They had one child, Addie. Mrs. Hilliard d. Aug. 17, 1848. 

v. Lucia L., b. April 10, 1827; m. fkst, March 22, 1855, Alonzo B. 
WiUiams. One child, a dau., b. March 27, 1858. Mr. Williams 
d. Aug. 17, 1858; she m. second, April 27, 1860, Sandborn Moses, 
then of Northfield, Vt., and by him had three children. He d. 
March 27, 1905. She is hving, in 1906, in Two Harbors, Minn. 

vi. George W., b. Aug. 12, 1829; m. Nov. 8, 1857, Lavina Bugbee. Had 
three children: Edna, Arthur E., and Mabel. Mr. Bartlett d. 
Jan. 28, 1874. 

vii. Samuel Frank, b. Jan. 31, 1832; m. April 8, 1856, Jane D. Stone, 
dau. of Solomon and Betsey F. (Reed) Stone, b. June 30, 1834, 
and d. Aug. 27, 1893. Two daughters: 1. Efiie Jane, b. May 
18, 1857, who m. Charles Boyd, and d. Jan. 20, 1888. 2. Hattie 


Evelyn, b. Aug. 14, 1859, who m. Nov. 5, 1878, Lucius W. Small. 
Two daus. res. in Windsor, Vt. Mr. Bartlett d. April 6, 1864. 
v-iii. Fanny, b. April 6, 1835; m. Nov. 17, 1866, George B. Frost. Two 
children: Nettie and Eugene. Mrs. Frost d. March 10, 1897. 

4. Nathaniel^ Bartlett {Nathanieb, Samueh) was b. April 16, 1791; m. 

March 5, 1816, Sarah Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Jesse and Sarah 
(Harrington) Johnson, b. Dec. 15, 1793, and d. Sept. 13, 1864. He d. 
March 14, 1853. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Nathaniel J., b. Nov. 24, 1816; d. Sept. 3, 1852, aged 36, an mvalid. 
9. ii. Sylvester N., b. June 3, 1819. 

iii. S.\bah Maria, b. Aug. 27, 1821; m. May 20, 1846, George D. Ken- 
yon. Two children. (See Kenyon.) She d. Oct. 8, 1865. 

iv. James Fitch, b. Dec. 15, 1823; m. April 5, 1846, Caroline M. Hart, 
a sister. of the wife of Sylvester N. Five children. Lived in Cal. 
He d. in Feb., 1879, she a few years after. A son, Nathaniel J., 
d. in town, April 2, 1850. 

V. Eliza Emeline, b. Jan. 8, 1826; m. first. May 20, 1846, Isaac C. 
Kenyon of Cornish. One child, Clarence N. (See Kenyon.) 
She d. Oct. 10, 1895. After Mr. Kenyon's death, Aug. 15, 1857, 
she m. second, , 1860, Alpheus Baldwin; no issue. 

vi. Charles Carroll, b. July 4, 1829; m. Nov. 23, 1858, Harriet L. 
Nichols; had two sons; enhsted in the Civil War in 7th Regt. 
N. H. Vols. (See Military.) 

10. vii. Edwin Philander, b. Jan. 13, 1832. 

viii. Phebe Ellen, b. Aug. 23, 1834; m. March 22, 1854, Henry C. Free- 
man then of Cornish. Six children. (See Freeman.) She has 
lived in Claremont since Feb., 1866. 

Lx. William Payson, b. March 21, 1838; m. Feb. 8, 1860, Lidona 
Flower. Two sons. All living in Ind. 

5. Peletiah Fitch' Bartlett {Nathanieb, Samueh) was b. Nov. 21, 1793; 

m. Dec. 29, 1819, Lucy Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Jesse and Sarah 
(Harrington) Johnson, b. May 24, 1791, and d. Oct. 23, 1860. He d. 
Sept. 22, 1868. Children, all b. in town: 

11. i. Henry Franklin, b. Nov. 9, 1820. 

12. ii. Oilman Mortimer, b. Jan. 24, 1822. 

13. iii. Jesse Johnson, b. Nov. 16, 1823. 

iv. Stephen Cole, b. July 30, 1825; d. Aug. 23, 1829. 

V. LtJCY Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1827; m. June 4, 1848, Norman A. Deming 

of Cornish. Five children. (See Deming.) She, with two of 

her children, d. of diphtheria Nov. 3, 1862. 
vi. Martha C, b. Aug. 24, 1830; d. Jan. 25, 1853. 

"We miss her, yet we know our loss is her eternal gain; 
And, knowing tliis, we would not wish the loved one back again." 

(Epitaph on her tombstone.) 


6. Lymans Bartlett (Naihanicb, Samueh) was b. Oct. 26, 1802; m. July 2, 

1839, Catharine O. Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Benjamin and Roxana 
(Hall) Hilliard, b. Dec. 23, 1807, and d. Feb. 27, 1895. Lived on the 
west side of Dingleton Hill, nearly overlooking the village of Windsor. 
He d. Jan. 2, 1874. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Mary Ellen, b. Feb. 16, 1840; m. Dec. 7, 1864, Henry W. Walker 

of Cornish. One child. (See Walker.) She d. May 24, 1901. 
ii. Maria C, b. Oct. 24, 1841; d. May 23, 1867. 
iii. Frances L., b. Jan. 7, 1845; m. first, Feb. 14, 1866, Charles R. Leslie 

of Cornish. Two children. (See Leslie.) He d. Aug. 31, 1873. 

She m. second. May 8, 1875, Joseph P. Williams. One child. 

(See Williams.) She d. March 17, 1886. 
iv. Sarah Ann, b. July 2, 1847; m. Nov. 26, 1868, James A. Kendrick 

of Cornish. Four children. (See Kendrick.) She d. Jan. 17, 


14. v. Lyman, Jr., b. March 21, 1854. 

7. Hiram D.'' Bartlett (John^, Nathanieb, SamueU) was b. Nov. 12, 1817; 

m. Feb., 1843, Sarah Ann Fellows of Cornish, dau. of John and Temper- 
ance (York) Fellows, b. Feb. 29, 1825, and d. May 9, 1896. Mr. Bartlett 
was a celebrated tenor drummer. He d. May 7, 1887. Children, all b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Ella M., b. April 26, 1845; m. Sept. 25, 1862, George E. Hilliard of 
Cornish. One child. (See Hilliard.) 

ii. John, b. Feb. 28, 1849. Leaving home at 17, he first served as prison 
guard at Windsor, Vt., two and one half years, then learned the 
tool-maker's trade at Smith and Wesson's factory at Springfield, 
Mass., and was supt. of the sewing machine factory ten years. 
For nineteen years past has been supt. of the American Stove 
Co., with headquarters at Cleveland, O. He m. first, Nov. 20, 
4872, Alice R. Rogers of Hartland, Vt. She d. July 28, 1892, 
leaving three sons; m. second, Aug. 22, 1893, Minnie E- Wilson 
of Cleveland, O. 

iii. Emma Rosabel, b. , 1854, and d. Jan. 13, 1860. 

15. iv. Daniel D., b. Aug. 27, 1856. 

8. Horace L.^ Bartlett (John^, Nathanieb, Samueb) was b. Sept. 21, 1822; 

m. May 28, 1845, Cornelia A. Weld of Cornish, dau. of Peleg and Patty 
(Foster) Weld, b. April 15, 1823, and d. May 12, 1861. Lived in Bridge- 
water, Vt. He d. April 16, 1860, by accident while logging. Children: 

i. Rodney J., b. July 29 1846. In trade at Claremont. 
ii. Eben p., b. May 15, 1855. A fai'mer; m. and lives in Bridge- 
water, Vt. 

9. Sylvester Nathaniel^ Bartlett (Nathaniel^'^, Samueh) was b. June 

3, 1819; m. in Woodstock, Vt., March 29, 1847, Emeline R. Hart, b. 
May 10, 1824, in Pomfret, Vt. In March, 1867, he, with his family. 


left Cornish and settled on a farm in Claremont, where they spent the 
remainder of their lives. He d. April 19, 1891. His wife d. Feb. 19, 1900. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Wallace N., b. June 15, 1850; m. Dec. 5, 1871, Mattie L. Thompson. 
Two children, both b. in Claremont: 1. Oscar E., b. June 9, 
1873. 2. LiUian M., b. April 25, 1875. Mr. Bartlett d. in 
Claremont Nov. 25, 1898. 

ii. James B., b. Oct. 28, 1854; m. April 30, 1878, Abbie S. Leet of Clare- 
mont. Two children, both b. in Claremont: 1. Edith F., b. 
June 15, 1890. 2. Maurice J., b. July 29, 1892. Mr. Bartlett 
lives in Claremont. Is a contractor of concrete and asphalt 
paving for roadways and sidewalks. 

iii. Lizzie E., b. July 23, 1856; m. Oct. 31, 1877, George Kenyon, who 
was a son of Daniel Kenyon. He d. Feb. 21, 1901, aged 45-4-24. 

iv. Addie L., b. June 11, 1861; d. April 5, 1879, in Claremont. 

10. Edwin P.^ Bartlett {Nathaniel^"-, Samueb) was b. Jan. 13, 1832; m. 

March 20, 1856, Emeline E. Wood of Cornish, dau. of Ariel K. and 
Emeline (Day) Wood, b. Jan. 23, 1835. A farmer, also a teacher of 
instrumental music. He d. April 16, 1876. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Julia Ellen, b. Nov. 19, 1858; m. Oct. 23, 1877, Frank H. Weld of 

Cornish. One child. (See Weld.) She d. Sept. 4, 1884. 
ii. Ada Eliza, b. April 20, 1864; d. March 2, 1882. 
iii. Arthtje Edwin, b. Nov. 9, 1866. 
iv. Annie Lee, b. May 10, 1868. 
v. Elmer Wood, b. Aug. 11, 1874. 

11. Henry Franklin^ Bartlett {Peletiah^, Nathaniel'^, Saviueb) was b. Nov. 

9, 1820; m. Nov. 26, 1855, Sarah A. Dunham of Mansfield, Conn., b. June 
21, 1830, d. Feb. 9, 1887. He d. Feb. 20, 1909. Children: 

i. Sophia A., b. , 1857 (?) ; d. Sept. 25, 1863. 

ii. Herbert Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. June 12, 1895, Josephine A. 

Jones. Three children: 1. Lloyd Herbert, b. Feb. 28, 1896. 

2. Lillian Ruth, b. May 28, 1899. 3. AHce Sara, b. April 23, 

1905. A machinist. Res., Franklin Falls. 

12. Oilman Mortimers Bartlett (Peletiah^, Nathaniel^, Samueb) was b. 

Jan. 24, 1822; m. Oct. 20, 1848, Angelina Comings of Cornish, dau. of 
Uriel and Sarah (Robinson) Comings, b. Nov. 3, 1823, and d. Dec. 19, 
1894. Mr. Bartlett lived in Cornish near the mills until after the death 
of his wife. Afterwards in Brownsville, Vt. He d. Aug. 24, 1906. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Abbie Eva, b. July 30, 1849; d. April 26, 1856. 

ii. Alice Comings, b. Dec. 13, 1850; m. April 13, 1869, Solon T. Mower 
of Windsor, Vt. Five children: 1. Fred Oilman, b. Feb. 19, 
1870. 2. Carrie Eva, b. March 31, 1872. 3. Will Solon, b. 
Dec. 27, 1873. 4. Annie Belle, b. March 31, 1876. 5. Harry 
Leonard, b. March 2, 1880. The family live in Brownsville, Vt. 


iii. Nelly Winch, b. Dec. 8, 1851; m. Nov. 29, 1877, William A. King, 
of North Pomfret, Vt. Four children: 1. Nellie Daisy, b. 
May 10, 1878. 2. Alice Cynthia, b. Dec. 17, 1880. 3. Sam- 
uel Lewis, b. May 24, 1882. 4. Ruth Lillian, b. Aug. 19, 1888. 

iv. Waeren, b. in 1854 and d. same year. 

V. Annie Lucy, b. March 11, 1857; m. Dec. 6, 1875, Alvenus K. Stet- 
son of North Pomfret, Vt. Two children: 1. Alice Winifred, 
b. May 22, 1877. 2. Loyd Gile, b. March 9, 1891. 

vi. Samxjel Leonard, b. March 30, 1859; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Harriet E. 
Jenkins of Claremont. One child: Arthur Leonard, b. Nov. 22, 
1883. Live in Amesbury, Mass. 

\'ii. Marion Powers, b. Oct. 2, 1861; m. first, , 1887, William 

Martin of Freetown, Mass. One child: Bertha Gertrude, b. Dec. 
12, 1887; m. second, April 1, 1897, Arthur L. Wood of Cornish. 
Live in Windsor, Vt. 

13. Jesse Johnson* Bartlett {Pelciiah^, Nathaniel-, Samueh) was b. Nov. 

16, 1823; m. June 4, 1854, Elmina Dunham of Mansfield, Conn. He d. 
Oct. 21, 1854, leaving one child, Martha J., b. May 28, 1855, who m. 
Nov. 23, 1886, Henry Clark Kendrick. After Mr. Bartlett's death, his 
wid. m. March 23, 1866, Edwdn Harvey Smith and had one child. (See 

14. Lyman^ Bartlett {Lyman^, Nathanieb, Samueb) was b. March 21, 1854, 

in Cornish; m. Dec. 9, 1874, Clara E. Dunsmoor, b. Sept. 16, 1854, and 
d. Sept. 27, 1893. 

"Affections tribute here I raise, 'tis all that I can do. 
Till death shall close my earthly days, our friendship to renew." 

(Epitaph on her tombstone.) 

He m. second, Oct. 9, 1896, Jennie S. Dunsmoor of Windsor, dau. of 
Osmer W. and Laura M. (Cady) Dunsmoor, b. Oct. 26, 1871. Mr. 
Bartlett sold his farm on Dingleton Hill in the fall of 1903 and removed 
to Windsor, Vt. Child by first wife: 

i. Clayton L., b. July 1, 1876; m. July 28, 1897, Edith May Cole of 
Cornish, dau. of Willis and Juha (Huggins) Cole, b. Dec. 17, 

Child by second wife: 

ii. Raymond Osmer, b. Oct. 16, 1899. 

15. Daniel D.s Bartlett {Hiram*, Johm, Nathaniel^, Saynueb) was b. Aug. 

27, 1856. He m. Aug. 16, 1883, Rebecca Bryant of Wmdsor, Vt. A 
farmer and resided on the homestead of his father. He d. Jan. 23, 1911. 
Children, all b. in town: 

i. Elmer Cleveland, b. Dec. 30, 1884; m. June 28, 1908, in Cornish, 
Mabel Benway, dau. of Harvey and Isabel (Mellen) Benway, b. 
March 15, 1887, and d. June 3, 1909, at White River Junction, Vt. 


ii. John Daniel, b. March 10, 1889. 

iii. Ruth Emma, b. May 23, 1891; m. Aug. 25, 1910, Himan A. Ben- 
way of Cornish. 

Ploeival Bartlett, with Sarah, his wife, was probably of the same stock as 
the other Bartletts, but his relationship to them is unloiown to the 
genealogist. They lived several years in town, but left it for some place 
in the West in 1840. Cliildren, all supposed to have been b. in town: 

i. A child, b. in 1830; d. April, 1837, aged 7. 

ii. Martha Ann, b. Sept. 22, 1831. 

iii. A cliild, b. in 1832; d. Aug. 8, 1834, aged 2. 

iv. Alfred Dennis, b. March 1, 1834. 

V. Marshall Jackson, b. Jan. 13, 1836. 

vi. Louise Maria, b. May 16, 1838. 


Moses Barrows, Jr., with Elizabeth, liis wife, hved several years near the 
foot of Furnald Hill. They were constituent members of the Baptist 
Church at its organization. Charity Barrows, a sister of Moses, was also 
another. These were the children of Moses and Abigail Barrows, who 
in advanced years came to town and spent the rest of their lives. Moses, 
Sr., d. Feb. 23, 1795, aged 70. Abigail, his wife, d. Sept. 11, 1803. It 
appears that Moses, Jr., and his family left the town soon after the 
opening of the 19th century, as no trace of his family remains on town 
or cemetery records. Their children were: 

i. Samuel, b. June 28, 1789. 

ii. Judith, b. Nov. 24, 1790. 

iii. Moses, b. Aug. 7, 1792. 

iv. Aaron, b. Feb. 28, 1794. 

V. Betsey, b. Dec. 1, 1795. 

vi. Deborah, b. Oct. 22, 1797. 

vii. Malachi, b. Oct. 20, 1799. 

viii. Abigail, b. Sept. 9, 1801. 

Ansel Barrows, a brother (?) of Moses, Jr., with Hannah, his wife, had the 
follovkdng children, b. in town: 

i. James Eliot, b. May 8, 1796. 
ii. Simeon Tolman, b. Feb. 18, 1798. 


Cyrus H. Barton was b. in Croydon Oct. 7, 1859. Was the son of John A. 
and Melissa P. (Lovell) Barton. He came to Cornish in 1889; m. July 1, 
1883, Rosette A. Rowell, dau. of Amos and Emily F. (Wheeler) Rowell, 
b. . She is a teacher of great success. Children : 


i. Perley L., b. in Croydon Nov. 25, 1884. Grad. Kimball Union 
Academy in class of 1903. Clerk in the employ of Dexter Rich- 
ards and Sons, manufacturers of woolen goods, Newport. 

ii. Ethel R., b. July 31, 1893. A student at Kimball Union Academy. 


Jacob Beal, son of John and Catharine (Kimball) Beal, was b. in Plainfield 
Dec. 16, 1815, the youngest of twelve children. He remained at home 
until of age, when he went to Mass. and was employed by his brother, 
George, on a steamboat rumiing from Boston to Hingham. In 1848, 

at the age of 33, he returned to Plainfield, where he m. , Charlotte 

Read, dau. of Septimus and Betsey (Chapman) Read. She d. June 20, 
1877. In 1879 he came to Cornish, where he spent the remainder of his 
life. On Jan. 22, of that year, he m. Mrs. Hattie C. (Batchelder) Chase, 
wid. of Henry S. Chase. She d. Dec. 25, 1881. On Feb. 14, 1883, he 
m. Mrs. Ellen L. (Chapman) Jackson of Cornish, wid. of Newton Jack- 
son. Both in Plainfield and Cornish he served as selectman and also 
filled various other positions of trust and took a hvely interest in the 
town of his adoption. "Was a man of strong common sense, excellent 
judgment, strict integrity and unsullied honor." He d. Oct. 14, 1898. 
Buried in Plainfield. Children, all by first wife and b. in Plainfield: 

i. Emma Luthera, b. March 7, 1851. Res. in Scituate, Mass.; unm. 

ii. Effie Read, b. March 17, 1853; m. Nov. 1876, Lincoln Chapman of 
Cornish. Four children. (See Chapman.) She d. July 6, 1888. 

iii. John Wheeler, b. Feb. 24, 1855; m. June 26, 1883, Lillian E. York 
of Cornish, dau. of John Q. and Esther (Corhss) York, b. April 
23, 1860. One child, John Harland, b. Aug. 19, 1888. 


Charles Cotesw'orth Beaman was b. May 7, 1840, in Houlton, Me. He 
was son of Rev. Charles C. and Mary Ann (Stacy) Beaman of Boston; 
m. Aug. 19, 1874, Hettie Sherman Evarts, dau. of Hon. Wm. M. and 
Helen Minerva (Wardner) Evarts, b. Nov. 28, 1852, in N. Y. City. He 
built the house at "Blow-me-down" Farm in Cornish in 1883, which 
has since been used as their summer home with winter residence in N. Y. 
City; engaged in the practice of law. In the midst of an eminently use- 
ful life, Mr. Beaman was called away by death on Dec. 15, 1900. (For 
a more extended memorial, see sketch.) Children: 

i. Mary Stacy, b. May 6, 1875, in N. Y.; m. July 8, 1897, Edward 
J. Holmes of Boston, a grandson of the celebrated poet, Oliver 
Wendell Holmes. They have no children, but live in the ances- 
tral home of the great poet. 

ii. Helen Wardner, b. Feb. 10, 1877, in N. Y.; m. Oct. 8, 1902, Herbert 
C. Lakin of N. Y. City. Here they reside in winter, and in sum- 
mer at Cornish. Three cliildren: 1. Hettie Beaman Lakin, b. 
Sept. 1, 1903, in Cornish. 2. Eleanor Putnam Lakin, b. Nov. 11, 
1904, in N.Y. 3. Charles Beaman Lakin, b. Dec. 12, 1907, in N.Y. 


iii, Margaret, b. Sept. 21, 1878, in Windsor, Vt.; m. June 16, 1909, 

John Erikson of Washington, D. C. 
iv. William Evarts, b. Jan. 2.5, 1881, in N. Y. 


Martin Henry Bean, the son of Levi M. and Angie H. (Mace) Bean, was 
b. in Plainfield, Dec. 15, 1862. He m. Aug. 22, 1883, Mary Lydia 
Streeter, b. Oct. 22, 1860, dau. of Adam and Mary E. (Morris) Streeter. 
Came to Cornish from Bath in 1889. Children: 

i. Angie M., b. Jan. 15, 1885, in White River Junction, Vt.; m. April 
19, 1906, Perley Cole of Plainfield. A dau. was b. to them June 
26, 1906. 

ii. Henry M., b. July 26, 1886, in Lisbon. 

iii. Alfred E., b. Jan. 22, 1888, in Bath. 

iv. Infant son, b. April 5, 1896, in Cornish; d. April 7, 1896. 

V. Dorothy, b. Aug. 7, 1898. 


1. Benjamin Boman Bemis, son of Benj. and Sarah Bemis,* b. Feb. 14, 

1763, in Spencer, Vt.; m. first, , Abigail Hall, dau. of Thomas and 

Huldah (Park) Hall, b. Dec. 9, 1763, and d. March 26, 1814. After 
Uving a few years in Spencer, Vt., they settled in Cornish where he Hved 

many years. He m. second, , Sarah . He d. July 17, 1830, 

in Northfield, Vt. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1783, in Spencer, Vt. ; m. Aug. 23, 1806, Enos Child 
of Cornish; rem. to Bethel, Vt., in 1812, where they spent the 
rest of their lives. Ten children: 

ii. HuLDAH, b. Dec. 24, 1785, in Spencer, Vt.; m. Sept. 4, 1809, Ishmael 
Tuxbury. They lived in Cornish several years. Had eight chil- 
dren. (See Tuxbury.) She d. June 13, 1870. Mr. Tuxbury 
was b. March 12, 1782, and d. in Cornish June 15, 1867. 

iii. Asaph Stebbins, b. March 12, 1788, in Spencer, Vt.; d. Nov. 25, 1823. 

iv. Joshua B., b. Feb. 16, 1790, in Spencer, Vt.; d. July 28, 1803. 

V. Benj. B., b. March 14, 1792, in Cornish. 

vi. Persis, b. Sept. 6, 1794, in Cornish; m. . Went to Helena, 

Ark., in 1825, to reside. 

vii. Catharine, b. July 28, 1796, m Cornish; d. Oct. 2, 1797. 

viii. Franklin, b. July 26, 1798, in Cornish; d. Aug. 2, 1803. 

ix. Abigail, b. June 17, 1800, in Cornish; d. Aug. 6, 1803. 

X. Tabitha, b. Aug. 18, 1802, in Cornish; d. Aug. 8, 1803. 

xi. Thomas Hall, b. Jan. 23, 1808; m. June 24, 1832, Eliza MiUer of 
New York. One child, Marcia Louisa, b. April 28, 1836. 

* These parents came to Cornish and spent their last years here. Benja- 
min, Sr., d. March 7, 1793, aged 68, and Sarah, liis wife, d. Oct. 1, 1797, 
aged 73. 



1. BuzzELL Benway was b. in Grantham June, 1805; m. , Harriet Muzzy, 

b. April, 1813, and d. May 25, 1883. They came to Cornish about 1846, 
and Hved near Croydon line on the Notch road, uppermost house. He d. 
Oct. 15, 1882. He sold out his mountain farm about 1878 (?) and 
removed from town. Children: 

i. Lemuel, b. Oct. 9, 1832, in Grantham; m. , Sarah Churchill of 

Cornish, dau. of Lewis and Ruth (Quimby) Churchill, b. Jan. 28, 

1830, and d. May 12, 1874. Lemuel was a generally useful man. 

He d. March 29, 1890. They left one son: Arthur L., b. March 

18, 1860, who m. Nov. 16, 1880, Sarah J. Tandy of Lempster, b. 

Aug. 15, 1857, and d. April 20, 1900, leaving one cliild, Lucy E., b. 

Sept. 21, 1881. Arthur L. has res. in Lempster since Nov. 1, 

1881 ; a prominent citizen, 
ii. Asa, b. 1835; m. June, 1861, Philena A. Fay. Enlisted in Civil War 

and was killed in Battle at Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865. 

(See Military.) 

iii. Betsey, b. ; m. Theron A. Clough. Four children. 

iv. Lydia, b. , 1840; d. Oct. 10, 1850. 

V. Reuben T., b. Jan., 1843. Enlisted in the Civil War and d. in 

Washington, D. C, Nov. 12, 1863. (See Military.) He m. 

Sept. 29, 1862, Nancy A. Kidder of Cornish, dau. of James and 

Sarah (Burr) Kidder, b. June 15, 1843. No issue. His wdd. 

afterwards m. Henry H. Sanderson. (See Sanderson.) She d. 

March 9, 1906. 
2. vi. Harvey, b. Aug. 23, 1851. 

2. Harvey2 Benway (BuzzelU) was b. Aug. 23, 1851, in Plainfield; m. in 

Lempster Jan. 17, 1879, Isabel Mellen of Sunapee, b. Sept. 13, 1868. 
Came back to Cornish to Hve in April, 1888. Children: 

i. HiMAN A., b. April 14, 1881 ; m. Aug. 25, 1910, Ruth E. Bartlett, dau. 

of Daniel D. and Rebecca (Bryant) Bartlett. 
ii. Elenora C, b. Feb. 29, 1884; m. March 16, 1902, Earl W. Brown of 

Cornish. Their first child, a dau., was b. Aug. 14, 1903. 
iii. Mabel H., b. March 15, 1887; m. June 28, 1908, Elmer C. Bartlett 

of Cornish. Lived at Wliite River Junction. She d. June 3, 

1909, suddenly, 
iv. Day E., b. July 3, 1893. 
V. Alice L., b. June 8, 1896. 
vi. Dayton H., b. June 14, 1904. 
vii. K\RL W., b. Oct. 16, 1906. 


The Bingham s of Cornish were of English descent. 

Thomasi and Mary Bingham res. in Sheffield, Eng. 

Thomas^ and Mary (Rudd) Bingham came to America about 1659 and res. 
in Norwich, Conn. Had eleven children. 


Dea. Abels and Mary (Odell) Bingham, res. and d. in Windham, Conn. Nine 
children. He d. March 25, 1745. 

Jonathan'' Bingham, adopted by Jonathan^; m. first, Mary Abbie; m. second, 
Sarah Upton. Res., Windham, Conn. By first wife he had : 

Jonathans Bingham, b. Feb. 20, 1735; m. first, , Ehzabeth Warner, b. 

, d. ; m. second, , Abigail Warner, a sister of his former 

wife (?), b. , 1738, d. June 18, 1812, in Cornish, aged 74. They 

came to Cornish from Mansfield, Conn., about 1778 (?). He d. in 
Cornish March 9, 1812. Children of Jonathans and Elizabeth Warner: 

i, Elisha Warner, b. March 23, 1765, in Mansfield, Conn.; m. and 
came to Cornish and there had a son, Warner Bingham, b. in 
Cornish in 1789, who rem. to Concord, Vt., where he m. Lucy 
Wheeler. He d. in Bethlehem Feb. 12, 1872. These were the 
parents of Judge Harry Bingham, LL.D., lawyer, legislator, 
author, who was b. in Concord, Vt., March 30, 1821, and d. in 
Littleton, Sept. 12, 1900. 

ii. Erastus, b. April 17, 1767, in Mansfield, Conn. Children by Abi- 
gail Warner: 

iii. Frederic, b. , in Cornish; m. July 15, 1798, Rachel Brooks. 

iv. Amy, b. — — , 1778, in Cornish; d. April 5, 1801, aged 23. 

Samuels Bingham (Thomas^^) b. March, 1685; m. , Faith Ripley, dau. 

of Joshua Ripley, whose wife was dau. of Dep.-Gov. William Bradford. 

Had several children. 
Lemuel^ Bingham, their third child, b. Sept. 20, 1713; m. April 28, 1737, 

Hannah Perkins. She d. Oct. 21, 1795. He d. Nov. 3, 1788. Children, 

b. in Windham (?), Conn.: 

i. Terviah, b. March 5, 1740. 

ii. Lucy, b. Sept. 14, 1742. 

iii. Faith, b. , 1744. 

iv. Jedediah, b. March 3, 1747. 

V. Anna, b. Sept. 12, 1750; m. , Capt. Andrew Tracy of Cornish (?). 

Eight children. She d. Sept. 5, 1827. 

2. vi. Elias, b. Sept. 28, 1753. 

vii. A child, name and date unknown, 

viii. Hannah, b. April 26, 1758. 

2. Eliass Bingham {Lemuel*, Samueh, Thomas^-^) was b. Sept. 28, 1753; m. 
first, Nov. 28, 1776, Vashti Elderkin of Windham, Conn., b. July 19, 
1753, at Norwich, Conn., and d. Sept. 3, 1804, in Cornish, aged 51; m. 

second, , 1805, Hannah T. , b. , 1764, d. Dec. 10, 1827, 

aged 63. He d. May 17, 1829. He, with both wives, is buried in 
Cornish. By first wife he had ten children and one by second wife. 
The first three were b. in Windham, Conn., the rest in Cornish. 

i. Luther, b. April 5, 1778; m. March 1, 1801, Polly Comings of Cornish, 
dau. of Col. Benjamin and Mary (Cooper) Comings, b. Feb. 17, 
1781, and d. Aug. 30, 1847. Nine children. Res. in Morristown, 
Vt. He d. Dec. 10, 1846. 


ii. Elias, Jr., b. July 22, 1779. 

iii. Lemuel, b. March 23, 178L 

iv. Lydia, b. April 18, 1784; d. Nov, 11, 1819, unm. 
3. V. Jedediah, b. Sept. 10, 1786. 

vi. John, b. Aug. 17, 1788; m. Oct. 12, or Nov. 1.3, 1810, Lydia Thomp- 
son of Cornish, dau. of Loring and Polly Thompson, b. Nov. 22, 

1785, and d. . He d. in Cornish Jan. 11, 1854. Had res. 

much in Morristown, Vt. One recorded dau. b. to them, June 
22, 1811, Vashti Fidelia. 

vii. Origen, b. April 30, 1790. 

viii. Lucy, b. Nov. 21, 1791. 

ix. Hannah P., b. May 31, 1793; m. Dec. 27, 1815, Joseph Huggins of 
Cornish. Had five children. (See Huggins.) She d. March 14, 

X. Calvin, b. Dec. 23, 1796. 

By last wiie: 

xi. Maey Huntington, b. March 27, 1806; m. , Elijah P. Ken- 
yon. Lived in Cornish. Six children. (See Kenyon.) 

3. Jedediah6 Bingham (Elias^, Lemuel*, Samueb, Thomas--^) h. Sept. 10, 
1786, in Cornish; m. Jan. 17, 1811, Anne Weld of Cornish, dau. of Moses 
and Miriam ( ) Weld, b. Aug. 27, 1786, and d. . Children: 

i. Charles E., b. Jan. 11, 1812. 

ii. Permelia, b. July 21, 1813. 

iii. Caroline C, b. Jan. 15, 1817. 

iv. Hahriet L., b. Feb. 25, 1820. 

v. Julia Anna, b. April 22, 1827. 


Rev. J. M. Blake, a son of Royal Blake, was b. in Sanbornton in 1813. Was 
one of a family of seven children; m. first, Harriet Augusta Burnham, who 
d. childless, about 1850; m. second, July 1, 1852, Susan G. Burnham, a 
half sister of his first wife. He was a Methodist preacher, but of frail 
constitution. Came to Cornish about 1855, supposedly sent by the 
Methodist Conference. While here his health gradually failed and he 
was obliged to give up preaching; d. July 24, 1858, aged 39. His wid. 
d. Dec. 6, 1874, aged 44, Both buried in Cornish. Children: 

i. John Parker, b. 1853; d. Aug. 15, 1856, aged 3; buried in Cornish, 
ii. Frank Henry, b. 1854; d. Aug. 8, 1856, aged 2; buried in Cornish, 
iii. Ella M., b. May 18, 1856; m. Dec. 24, 1884, Charles Washburn. No 

children. Res. in So. Woodstock, Vt. 
iv. John M., Jr., b. Aug. 12, 1857; m. Nov. 17, 1880, Emma Strong, 

Onechild, b. July 11, 1883. 
V. Ormon B. S., b. Jan. 6, 1859; m. . He d. May 24, 1888, and 

left a wid. but no childi'en. 


Curtis H. Blake, a brother of Rev. J. M. Blake, was b May 1, 1825, and 
came to town in Feb., 1856. He had m. Sept. 17, 1850, Dorothy Wil- 
liams of Lowell, Mass. After living brief periods in several places in 
town they settled on the place near D. H. Hilliards. Here they remained 
until near the close of their lives, when they removed to the Jesse O. 
Wyman farm just previously owned and occupied by James F. Tasker. 
Here they spent their last days. He was a farmer, an upright, honest 
man. He d. Jan. 19, 1905. Dorothy d. April 12, 1901. Children: 

2. i. Fred G., b. March 8, 1854. 

ii. Hattie B., b. Dec. 11, 1855; d. Aug. 4, 1880. 

ill. Carrie P., twin, b. Jan. 16, 1863; d. Feb. 4, 1864. 

iv. Kate W., twin, b. Jan. 16, 1863; d. Jan. 12, 1864. 

2. Fred G.^ Blake (Curtis Ha) was b. March 8, 1854; m. Nov. 25, 1884, 
Minnie E. Bennett. They have lived in Windsor, Vt., but more recently 
in Cornish. Children: 

i. Walter Curtis, b. April 14, 1888. 
ii. Winnie May, b. Feb. 1, 1893. 
iii. Roy Fred, b. March 9, 1895. 


Dr. John Sabine Blanchard was the son of Robert and Jemima (Chapman) 
Blanchard. He was b. Aug. 10, 1805, in Canaan. Having prepared him- 
self for his profession as a physician he located and first began his prac- 
tice at Cornish Flat in 1829. He continued there until about 1843, when 
he rem. to Meriden, where he still continued in practice, as his health 
would permit, until his death, Aug. 26, 1861. (See Med. Dept.) Nov. 
8, 1832, he m. Louisa Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Judge Eleazer and 
Lois (Corbin) Jackson, b. Jan. 6, 1813, d. May 17, 1872. ChUdren, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Evelyn Louisa, b. Oct. 17, 1834. Graduated Kimball Union Acad- 
emy in 1853. Spent several years teaching in 111. and Mass. 
City missionary for three years on the Congregational board in 
Boston. She m. • Duncan of . Resides in Paw- 
tucket, R. I. 

ii. Henrietta Isabella, b. June 12, 1838. Educated at Kimball Union 
Academy; graduated in class of 1856; m. Nov. 10, 1857, Samuel 
Bean of Meriden, son of Samuel and Betsey Bean. Three chil- 
dren: 1. John Blanchard, b. Feb. 19, 1863. 2. Minnie, b. 
Feb. 12, 1865. 3. Ellen Frances, b. June 16, 1868. Mrs. Bean 
d. at Lebanon Feb. 6, 1888. 

iii. LuELLA Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1841; d. Sept. 7, 1857. 

iv. Marion Emma, b. Nov. 9, 1848. After completing her studies at 
Kimball Union Academy she m. May 13, 1865, Charles Eaton 
of Sutton, a graduate of the same institution, in 1865; a lawyer 
of note in Toledo, O. One child, b. in 1866, that d. in 1874. 



Preston T. Blood came from . He m. , Mary Elizabeth Chase, 

dau. of Joseph and Betsey (Stevens) Chase, b. March 1, 1823, and d. 
July 8, 1884. He was a machinist and lived in different places while his 
family remained in town. He d. . Children: 

i. Henry Preston, b. , 1845; enlisted Aug. 4, 1862, in the 9th 

Regt. N. H. Vols., and d. in the service Nov. 8, 1864. (See 


ii. Edwin, b. . 

iii. Adeline E., b. — — , 1848; m. Jan. 1, 1868, Newell J. Comings of 

Cornish. Two children, sons, both dying in infancy. (See 

Comings.) She d. June 20, 1875. 
iv. Mary F., b. , 1851; d. Jan. 15, 18G5. 

V. William, b. 


Dr. Elijah Boardman was b. in Norwich, Vt., July 24, 1794. He m. June 

26, 1838, Martha Ann Huggins, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Stone) 
Huggins, b. Aug. 25, 1818, and d. July 6, 1861. Dr. Boardman d. Jan. 

27, 1880, aged 85. (For m^ore extended sketch see Med. Dept.) Chil- 
dren, all born in Cornish: 

i. Martha Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1841; unm.; d. Jan. 10, 1892. 

ii. Sarah Medora, b. June 21, 1844; m. Feb. 18, 1864, Newell J. Ellis 

of Cornish. Had three children. (See Ellis.) She d. Jan. 10, 

iii. Ednah LoxnsA, b. May 26, 1849; m. Nov. 15, 1873, Willard W. 

Humphrey. One child, Shirley Walter, b. March 8, 1875, and 

d. April 9, 1876. Res. in So. Reading, Vt. 


James Bradley was b. in Rockport, Me., in . Came first to Plainfield 

and afterwards to Cornish where he lived the greater part of his life. He was 
a very useful man. Was tax collector in Cornish in 1846, 1852, 1854, 1855, 
1856. Selectman 1847, 1849 and 1850. Justice of the peace, auctioneer and 
deputy sheriff, and was also a Free Mason. He kept the hotel on the Flat many 

years. He m. in Plainfield, Mary Heywood of Plainfield but formerly 

of Charlestown, dau. of Eleazer and Dorcas (Whittaker) Heywood, b. , 

They left Cornish about 1860 and settled in Claremont and spent the rest of 
their lives there. He d. about 1866 (?). His wid. d. in 1873. They had but 

one child, a dau., Georgianna, b. about 1830. She never m. but d. , in 


Isaiah Bradley, b. in 1762. Came to Cornish — — ■; m. , Mary Dustin, 

b. in 1764, and d. Nov. 23, 1835. He d. June 14, 1843. A record 
says that Mary Dustin was a granddaughter of Gen. Israel Putnam. 


Mrs. O. P. Fitch of Claremont, a descendant, has a punch bowl and plate 
from his family. The list of cliildren is incomplete; we give the following: 

1. Maria A., b. about 1800; unm.; d. in Claremont, July 6, 1880, and 

was buried in Cornish, where she had lived chiefly, 
ii. Louisa, b. June 26, 1802; m. Jan. 1, 1837, Benjamin Ayers of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Ayers.) She d. Oct. 20, 1881. 
iii. Sarah C, b. Feb. 16, 1807; m. May 12, 1836, Alonzo Holbrook. 

Four children. (See Holbrook.) She d. March 12, 1877, in 

Claremont, buried in Cornish. 


WiLLiAMi Breck, who traces his ancestry back to Edward Breck, who emi- 
grated from Eng. in 1632, was b. in Boston May 11, 1745, and was a 
merchant there until 1792, when he came to Claremont and bought the 
present Breck homestead in West Claremont of a Mr. Dickinson. Here 
he res. until his death, Nov. 22, 1819. He m. July 11, 1771, Margaret 
Thomas. She d. Feb. 4, 1820. Had nine children. Henrys, fourth son 
and eighth child of William, was b. Feb. 26, 1786, in Boston. Came mth 
liis father to Claremont, being then six years of age. While young he 
opened a store in Croydon, and in April, 1832, he opened a branch store 
at Cornish Flat. Subsequently he disposed of his interest in the Croydon 
store, but continued the business at the Flat until 1848, when he retired 
to the Breck homestead in West Claremont. Here he spent the re- 
mainder of his life, dying July 10, 1872. He was twice m.; first, Nov. 
4, 1818, to Keziah Marsh of Grantham, who d. June 29, 1826; second, 
Oct. 4, 1827, to Sarah To\\ti, daughter of Moses and Betsey (Woodbury) 
Town, b. Feb. 27, 1807, d. June 22, 1889. Children by Keziah Marsh, 
all b. in Croydon: 

3. i. John Thomas, b. Nov. 30, 1819. 

ii. Robert, b. Feb. 14, 1821; m. fii-st, May 6, 1845, Hannah Bean of 
Plainfield. She d. July 13, 1850, leaving three children: Sam- 
uel H., Robert J., and William; m. second, Aug. 25, 1851, Fannie 
Colston of Weathersfield, Vt. She d. Aug. 3, 1870; m. third, 
July 22, 1877, Julia Humes. Mr. B. followed the mercantile 
business during most of liis life; first with his father, then with 
liis brother, John, at Cornish Flat; then by himself in Weathers- 
field, Vt., and afterwards at Claremont. He was of a very 
active and energetic temperament and of large business capac- 
ity. He d. in Springfield, Mass., July 25, 1886. 

iii. Henry, Jr., b. Aug. 25, 1822; m. April 30, 1846, Elizabeth D. Gustin, 
b. in Cornish June 22, 1823; early rem. to Mass.; lived in Newton 
and Natick; was a market gardener. His wife d. Aug. 26, 1897. 
He d. in Natick March 16, 1908. 

iv. William, b. Dec. 17, 1825. Was in trade with liis brothers at Cor- 
nish Flat prior to 1852; then, in company wdth sixteen others, he 
went to Cal. during the prevalence of the gold fever; was quite 
successful financially and, after eight years, returned and settled 


in Claremoiit. For several years he was a director in Claremont 
National Bank, Sullivan Sa\'ings Institution, and the Sugar 
River Paper Mill Co. Represented the town in the N. H. legis- 
lature 1883-85. He m. Oct. 7, 1868, Susan L. Farwell of Clare- 
mont, dau. of Geo. N. and Sarah (McDonald) Farwell. They 
had one dau., Sarah, who m. Dec. 19, 1906, F. W. Burlingham 
and had one dau., Susan, b. in Aug., 1908. Mr. Breck d. in 
Claremont Nov. 10, 1889. 

Children by Sarah Towti : 

v. Sarah Ann, b. in Croydon Dec. 24, 1828; m. Dec. 15, 1856, Reuben 
EUis of Claremont. No children. Mr. Ellis d. March 8, 1910. 

vi. Ellen Maria, b. May 4, 1832; d. May 31, 1832. 

vh. Samuel, b. in Croydon Sept. 30, 1833; m. Nov. 5, 1861, Maria Rice. 
Lived in Springfield, Mass. Three children. 

viii. Edward Wallace, b. in Croydon Aug. 18, 1837; m. July 27, 1873, 
EUza Ellis of Claremont. No children. Res., Helena, Mont. 
He d. April 18, 1899. 

ix. Charles P., b. in Cornish Jan. 16, 1844; m. June 14, 1871, Mary 
Roberts. They lived on the old Breck homestead, where he 
was an extensive stock raiser and dealer of the same. He d. 
Oct. 3, 1901, his death being due in part to the vast amount 
of labor connected with exhibiting his large herd at several of the 
agricultural fairs in N. E. His wid., Mary R., again m., Dec. 2, 
1905, Charles Stone of Windsor, Vt. Mr. Breck and his wife, 
Mary, had one son, Stephen Roberts, who m. June 26, 1902, 
Sarah T. Emerson of Claremont. They had a dau., Margaret 
Tyler, b. April 5, 1906, in Claremont, and another, Mary Ehza- 
beth, b. Nov. 30, 1907. 

3. John Thomass Breck {Henrys, William^) h. Nov. 30, 1819. At the age of 
twelve he entered hisfather'sstore as clerk at Cornish Flat, in which capac- 
ity he served until 1841, excepting three years spent at Kimball Union 
Academy. He then purchased the stock of goods of his father and with his 
brother, Robert, first as clerk and afterwards as partner, continued until 
1847, when, the latter leaving, his brother, William, entered into partner- 
ship with him, which relation lasted until 1852, after which he continued 
in trade until 1868. He then sold out his stock of goods. Retiring from 
mercantile life he rem. to Lebanon where he had purchased a fine farm. 
Here he devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, and the rearing of 
choice Jersey cattle. In 1891 he disposed of his farm and rem. to Leb- 
anon \dllage. In both Cornish and Lebanon he has enjoyed the confi- 
dence of his townsmen who have repeatedly favored him with positions 
of honor and trust. In Cornish he was town clerk thirteen years, ending 
in 1868, and town treasurer four years following. In Lebanon he repre- 
sented the town in the legislature of 1874-75. All his vast business 
relations with his fellowmen were ever marked by honesty and upright- 
ness, which together with his social and genial manners made him many 


friends. He m. Aug. 25, 1851, Sophia T. Bryant of Cornish, dau. of 
Sylvanus W. and Sophia (Woodward) Bryant, b. June 4, 1827. He d. 
in Lebanon Jan. 6, 1903. Chikhen, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Georoe, b. Oct. 8, 1852. Res., Helena, Mont., since 1872; m. Molly 
Anthony. Children: 1. Edna Jane, b. Sept. 10, 1882. 2. John 
T., b. Feb. 5, 1884. 3. G. I. Anthony, b. July 3, 1885. 

ii. Kate Ellen, b. Nov. 6, 1854; m. May 26, 1874, Byron T. Tilden of 
Lebanon. Res. at Los Angeles, Cal., .since 1887. Children: 
1. Harry B., b. Nov. 3, 1875, in Lebanon. 2. Florence W., 
b. April 29, 1877, in Lebanon. 3. Raymond M., b. Dec. 1, 1885, 
Claremont; d. in Cal. 

iii. M.\RY Emm.-v, b. Sept. 7, 1861. 

iv. Anna Frances, b. July 22, 1865; d. Feb. 16, 1866. 


The Bryants are of English descent. Stephen' Bryant from the west of Eng. 
came to Duxburj', Mass., as early as 1643. The poet, William Cullen Bryant, 
was a direct descendant from him in the si.xth generation. The four genera- 
tions succeeding Stephen' were John^, Samuel 3-j, Sylvanus^. 

1. Sylvanxjss Bryant, m. Mary Sears and they were the ancestors of all of 

the name in Cornish. Records are wanting to .show the full of their 
children and dates of birth. They were all b. in Plymouth, Plympton, 
and Pembroke, So far as they are known they were as follows: 

2. i. Sylvanu.s, b. May 5, 1758. 

3. ii. Lsrael, b. , 1760. 

iii. Ford, b. Oct. 5, 1762; m. Feb. 29, 1792, Sarah Thompson. He d. in 
Cornish Aug. 4, 1828. 

4. iv. William, b. , 176-. 

5. V. Sears, b. Sept. 16, 1771. 

These brothers subsequently all came to Cornish to live, and, with their 
descendants have added much to the enterprise and prosperity of the town. 

2. Sylvanuss Bry'ant {Sylvanus^, Sayrmeh-^, John\ Stephen^) was b. May 5, 

1758. He served during the Revolutionary War, first as a private from 
June 27, 1776, to June 7, 1777, in Capt. William Weston's Co., .sent for 
the defense of the harbor of Plymouth, then enlisting and serving three 
years in the 12th Batt. of forces under command of Col. Gamaliel 
Bradford. Soon after the close of the war, he settled in Cornish, where 
he m. Judith Chase, dau. of Moses and Hannah (Brown) Chase, b. Nov. 
26, 1764, and d. Oct. 2, 1811. They lived a little north of the center of 
the town on the farm more recently owned and occupied by Joseph B. 
Comings. Mr. Bryant d. Oct. 12, 1832. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. John, b. Aug. 31, 1784; m. , Mary Ann Duncan of Plainfield, 

dau. of Robert and Hannah (Emerson) Duncan, b. March 21, 
1800, and d. Dec. 21, 1890. They lived in Meriden. Mr. Bryant 


built the first hotel there, called the Meriden House, aufl he with 
his brothers, Levi and George, built the brick block called 
Bryant's Block and opened a store there, where they continued 
in trade many years. He owned and lived on the Kimball estate, 
where he d. in 1855 (?). Four children, all sons and b. in Meriden: 
L John D., b. Oct. 21, 1829. Harvard College 1853; lawyer in 
Boston. 2. Daniel Kimball, b. Sept. 20, 1831. 3. James D., 

b. . 4. William H., b. , 1837 (?). A soldier in the 

Ci\'il War who d. in the service. The Wm. H. Bryant Post^ 
G. A. R., No. 63, was named in his honor. 

ii. Moses, b. May 21, 1786; m. , Tirzah Kingsbury, dau. of Asa 

and Sarah Kingsbury of Plainfield, b. May 25, 1796, and d. Oct. 
14, 1854. He kept the hotel in Meriden several years. In 1844 
they rem. to Wis., where he spent the rest of his life in farming. 
Six children. He d. in Waukesha, Wis., in 1881. They buried 
a son, Henry, in town, who d. July 31, 1838. 

iii. Harvey, b. March 28, 1788; and d. Jan. 1, 1794. 
6. iv. Sylvanus, b. June 14, 1790. 

V. Levi, b. March 20, 1792; m. , Susan Farnham of Plainfield, 

dau. of Amos and Lydia Farnham. They lived in Meriden, 
where he was engaged in trade with his brothers. He built the 
large brick dwelling, south side of Main St., below the academy, 
where he d. Dec. 4, 1879. Two children: 1. Siisan Farnham 

b. . She never m., and d. in Meriden. 2. Darwin, b. . 

Lived in Memphis, Tenn. 

vi. George, b. Oct. 28, 1794, and d. July 10, 1879. He also lived in 
Meriden. Associated for a time with his brothers in trade; m. 
Oct. 6, 1836, Hannah Roberts of Plainfield, dau. of Jesse and 
Hannah (Main) Roberts, b. in 1809, and d. April 18, 1839. One 
dau., Hannah, b. Feb. 8, 1839, who m. Aug. 8, 1864, Chandler 
Bridgman of Hano^'er. Mr. Bryant was also engaged in the 
pension and insurance business. Was state and county justice 
many years. Was a quiet and unpretending man, yet of excellent 
ability and sound judgment. 

vii. JcsEPH, b. Oct. 12, 1796; d. Oct. 14, 1796. 

viii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 12, 1796; d. Oct. 14, 1796. 

ix. Sarah Chase, b. Dec. 20, 1798; m. Feb. 14, 1827, Ebenezer Pike of 
Cornish. Two children, sons. (See Pike.) She d. March 5,. 

X. Thomas Jefferson, b. , 1801, and d. Aug. 18, 1803. 

xi. Betsey, b. May 20, 1805. 

xii. Mary Chase, b. Nov. 30, 1807; m. Dec. 6, 1826, Dr. Ariel Kendrick 
of Cornish. They .settled in Springfield, Vt., where they spent 
their lives. They had no children. She d. in 1858. He d. May 
12, . 1887. 

3. Israels Bryant (Sijlvanus--, Samueh-^, Johw, Stephen^) was b. in 1760, 
Came to Cornish when a young man. He m. Mehitable Wyman, wha 


was b. in 1773, and d. June 27, 1834, aged 62. He d. Sept. 5, 1814 
Children, all said to have been b. in Cornish : 

7. i. Aaron, b. Feb. 24, 1791. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 3, 1792; m. Jan. 15, 1824, Lemuel Tracy (second wife). 
Lived in Claremont where she d. Nov. 18, 1862. Mr. Tracy d. 
April 6, 1855. Three children. (See Tracy.) 

iii. Judith, b. Nov. 17, 1793; m. April 7, 1819, Theodore Chase of Cor- 
nish, b. Feb. 16, 1794, and d. June 8, 1876. She d. Nov. 30, 1847. 
Two children. (See Chase.) 

8. iv. Joshua W., b. March 20, 1795. 

v. Mehitable, b. Jan. 16, 1797; unm.; d. June 18, 1866. 

9. vi. Joseph, twin, b. June 14, 1800. 

vii. Benjamin, twin, b. June 14, 1800, d. Sept., 1801. 
viii. Lydia, b. April 14, 1802, d. Oct. 4, 1803. 
10. ix. Daniel, b. Sept. 4, 1803. 

X. Lucinda L., b. in 1805; m. first, Avery; m. second, Aug. 27, 

1833, Daniel Cole of Plainfield and by him had four children. 

(See Cole.) She d. in Cornish Oct. 21, 1878. 
xi. Abigail, b. in 1808; m. April 17, 1831, William F. Comings. Eight 

children. (See Comings.) She d. Feb. 24, 1844. 
xii. Mary, b. in 1810 (?); m. , J. Trowbridge Gates; hved in 

Claremont. Had five children, 
xiii. Lyman, b. Oct. 23, 1812; lived in Northumberland, where he m. Adah 

Comings, Feb. 26, 1841, and d. Nov. 17, 1893. They had two 

children: Sarah and Julia E. 

4. William Bryant, b. in 176-, said to be a brother of Sylvanus and Israel, 
lived in town several years near the close of the 18th and beginning of 
the 19th centuries. It appears that he was twice m. but there is no 
record of those events, or of wives' birth or parentage, and no descend- 
ants of the family are at present known. His first wife's name was 

Elizabeth . The next wife's name was Hannah . Their 

children were as follows and b. in town: By Elizabeth. 

1. Polly, b. June 27, 1792; d. May 5, 1795. 
ii. William, b. Sept. 7, 1795. 

By Hannah: 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 13, 1796. 

iv. Polly, b. Feb. 6, 1798; d. Jan. 24, 1872, aged 74. 

V. James, b. Aug. 20, 1799. 

vi. Matthew, b. Feb. 10, 1801. 

5. Sears' Bryant {Sylvanus^, Samueh-^, John^, Stephen^) was b. Sept. 16, 

1771; m. , Martha, dau. of Caleb and Rebecca (Brown) Luther, 

b. May 4, 1787. After Mr. Bryant's death, which occurred July 26, 

1825, she m. , Joseph Abbott. She d. Sept. 23, 1850. Children 

of Mr. Bryant by Martha: 


i. Rebecca Brown, b. Aug. 12, 1808; m. Jan. 27, 1831, Danford Vinton 
of Cornish. Six children. (See Vinton.) She d. Oct. 21, 1858. 

ii. Caleb Luther, b. Dec. 27, 1810. 

iii. Martha Alice, b. Aug. 8, 1813; m. -, Daniel G. Deming of 

Cornish. No children. She d. Nov. 7, 1887. 

iv. Mary Louise, b. March IG, 1816; unm.; she d. Dec. 20, 1870. 

11. V. George Washington, b. Nov. 18, 1821. 

6. Sylvanus' Bryant {Sylvanus^-''; SamueU-^, John"-, Stephen^) was b. June 14, 

1790; m. Jan. 5, 1825, Sophia Woodward of Plainfield, dau. of Gideon 
and Zerviah Woodward, b. June 3, 1800, and d. Sept. 3, 1890. Mr. 
Bryant was a farmer and drover, a stirring, energetic man. He lived 
several years on the Bryant homestead, then a number of years on the 
Dea. John Chase farm, and finally built and settled on the Flat where 
he d. Aug. 17, 1864. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. John Woodward, b. Nov. 13, 1825; d. Aug. 11, 1826. 

ii. Sophia Tyler, b. June 4, 1827; m. Aug. 25, 1851, John Thomas 

Breck, merchant at Cornish Flat. Four children. Lived in 

Lebanon after 1868, where Mr. Breck d. Jan. 6, 1903. (See 

iii. Judith Chase, b. Dec. 10, 1829; m. Oct. 8, 1855, Charles Edwin 

Jackson of Cornish. Two children, daus. (See Jackson.) Lived 

on the Jackson homestead until the death of her husband, Feb. 

10, 1904. Since 1894 she has been totally blind and now resides 

with her daus. 
iv. George Winchester, b. Oct. 14, 1831. In April, 1851, he joined 

a company of men who went to California at the time the gold 

fever was raging. He spent the rest of his life there. He d. . 

V. Sarah Ann, b. Jan. 5, 1834; she never m.; taught school many years; 

ministered to her parents while they lived, and d. June 19, 1899. 

A devoted member of the Baptist Church, to wliich she left a 

small legacy at her decease. 

12. vi. Sylvanus Woodward, b. Oct. 23, 1839. 

7. Aaron 7 Bryant (Israel^, Sylvanus^, Samueh-^, John^, Stephen^) h. Feb- 

24, 1791; m. April 29, 1830, Hannah W. Johnson of Cornish, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Eleanor (Whitten) Johnson, b. July 6, 1803, and d. Feb. 
24, 1856. He d. Nov. 17, 1868. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Hannah E., b. Jan. 17, 1831; d. June 11, 1864; unm. 

ii. George A., b. Oct. 5, 1832; d. Dec. 15, 1854. 

iii. Ellen M., b. June 10, 1834; m. Sept. 30, 1851, .John B. Steams of 

Cornish. He d. June 11, 1885. She res. in Claremont. 
iv. Maey, b. July 27, 1836, m. Sept. 27, 1853, Joseph L. Hilliard of 

Cornish. Six children. (See Hilliard.) 

8. Joshua W.' Bryant {Israeb, Sylvanus^, Samueb-^, John-, Stephen^) was b. 

March 20, 1795; m. Jan., 1833, Maria Comings, dau. of Warren and 


Mary (Taylor) Comings, b. March 8, 180S, d. March 25, 1876, in Wood- 
stock, Vt. They hved in Bridgewater, Vt., from 1836 until his death, 
April 26, 1872. Children, all b. in Bridgewater except the first one: 

i. Judith Jane, b. Aug. 16, 1834 (or Sept. 9, 1835), in Cornish; m. first, 
1865, Joshua Hadley, who d. in 1867, leaving one child; m. sec- 
ond, 1873, Russell W. Pinney. Two children: 1. Hart B., b. 
May 6, 1873. 2. Bertha Maria, b. Dec. 13, 1876. 

ii. Emily M., b. Feb. 14, 1837; m. , 1858, Charles Elliott. Two 

children. Rem. to Marshalltown, la., about 1890. 

iii. Mary A., b. Jan. 1, 1840; m. May 2, 1864, Benton H. Pinney, a 
brother of Russell W. Pinney; lived in Woodstock, Vt. Two 
children: 1. Arthur Bryant, b. Feb. 5, 1865. 2. Burt Lawrence, 
b. June 5, 1868. 

iv. Hattie E., b. Dec. 25, 1842; m. July, 1867, Charles Hunt, a mechanic 
of Peterborough. Two children. She d. Aug., 1869. 

v. Daniel G., b. June 7, 1844; m. , 1868, Bell Willis. One child: 

Hattie B. He is a carpenter, "a worthy man." Lives in Lud- 
low, Vt. 

9. Joseph' Bryant (Israeh, Sylvatius^, Sanmeh-^, Johrr-, Slephew) b. June 14, 

1800; m. first, Nov. 25, 1830, Sula Belona Comings, dau. of Andrew and 
Lydia (Jackson) Comings, b. March 12, 1805, d. April 30, 1867. They 
rem. from Cornish to Bridgewater, Vt., Feb., 1837. He was a farmer. 
Hem. second, Nov., 1868, Mrs. Meroa (White) Manning of Claremont, 
formerly of Cornish. Children, the first three b. in Cornish, the rest in 
Unity, Vt. : 

i. Norman Sylvanus, b. Dec. 22, 1831 ; m. March 2, 1857, Lucy C. 
Taft of Woodstock, Vt. Five children. A millwright. He d. 
April 22, 1900, in No. Charlestown, where he had res. seven 

ii. Philander Chase, b. May 5, 1834; m. Nov. 7, 1862, Ellen R. Brown 
of Woodstock, Vt. No cliildren. He was a manufacturer of 
woolen goods and res. in Woodstock until he d., Dec. 10, 1873. 

iii. Lucia Ann, b. Nov. 16, 1836; m. Jan. 24, 1858, Francis G. Upham of 
Ascutneyville, Vt., where they res. One child: Stella E. 

iv. Elvira Lydia, b. Dec. 16, 1838. Spent some years teaching in 
Cornish and Vt.; m. Sept. 28, 1865, Edwin Lewis Reed of Pom- 
fret, Vt., a soldier in the Civil War. Settled in Claremont where 
he d. Nov. 22, 1882. One child: Clarence Edwin, b. Jan. 15, 1869. 

V. Frederic Lewis, b. Sept. 21, 1843; d. Feb. 23, 1852. 

vi. Augustine Gould, b. Dec. 25, 1849. A blacksmith by trade, also 
possessed of great musical talents; m. Sept. 27, 1872, Carrie E. 
Hastings of Felchville, Vt. Five children. He d. July 20, 1891, 
in Westmoreland. 

10. Daniel' Bryant {Israeb, Sylvanus^, Samueb-^, John'', Stephem) h. Sept. 4, 

1803. A skillful and energetic farmer. Hem. May 1, 1834, Chloe Hildreth , 


dau. of Samuel and Zilpha (Gilbert) Hildreth of Cornish, b. June 13, 
1800, d. March 25, 1890. He d. Aug. 14, 1864. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i. George, b. Jan. 22, 1836; d. March 17, 1836. 
13. ii. Edward, b. Feb. 7, 1837. 

iii. Charles, b. Oct. 3, 1838; d. Sept. 2, 1841. 

iv. Charlotte E., b. March 27, 1841; m. Nov. 12, 1881, William E. 
Westgate. Had two children. (See Westgate.) 

11. George Washington" Bryant (Sears^, Sylvanus^, Samueb-^, John', 

Stephen^) was b. Nov. 18, 1821; m. Feb. 14, 1844, Lydia Lorinda Shaw, 
d. in Cornish April 16, 1892. He d. in Cornish June 3, 1869. Children: 

i. Emma Eudora, b. April 25, 1846; m. Jan. 22, 1868, Leonard Kimball 

Warner of Champlain, N. Y., a soldier in the Civil War. He d. 

April 25, 1889. One child: George Clinton, b. Aug. 1, 1870. She 

res. in Claremont. 
ii. George Washington Sears, b. Sept. 13, 1848; d. March 19, 1885. 
iii. Allen, b. Feb. 1, 1849; d. March 28, 1874. 

iv. Belva Isadore, b. ; d. young. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1855; m. first Dec, 1872, Alfred S. 

Sisson of Cornish. One child. Were div. ; she m. second, 

, Lyman Hunter. He d. March 22, 1887, in Claremont. (See 

Casualties.) M. third, John Phillips and live in Lowell, Mass. 
vi. Delia R., b. Nov. 25, 1859; m. May 1, 1878, Charles D. Nevens. 

Two children. (See Nevens.) 
vii. Sarah Hall, b. Sept. 21, 1864; m. May 16, 1889, George F. Lewis. 

One child: Marion H., b. Sept. 1, 1891, who grad. at Kimball 

Union Academy in 1909. Res., Meriden. 
viii. Daniel Deming, b. June 17, 1867; m. first, Pearl Merrill of Sunapee; 

m. second, . Lives in Bellows Falls, Vt. 

12. Sylvanus Woodwards Bryant (Sylmnus''-''-^, Samueh-^, John"-, Stephem) 

was b. Oct. 23, 1839; ni. Oct. 6, 1870, Sarah G. Smith of Westminster, 
Vt. They have ever since lived on the Flat. He is a jeweller, auctioneer 
and capitalist. He represented the town in the legislature of 1871. A 
Republican, having large influence with his party, and among politi- 
cians generally in town, county and state. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish 

i. Mary H., b. Sept. 6, 1876; d. Aug. 29, 1878. 

ii. Jennie S., b. June 28, 1879; m. Oct. 4, 1905, Herbert E. Leganger of 

Boston, where they reside. He is a decorator, 
iii. George H., b. Nov. 22, 1880. 

13. Edwards Bryant {Danieh, Israeb, Sylvanus^, Samuel*-\ John-, Stephem) 

was b. Feb. 7, 1837; m. Dec. 15, 1859, JuHa Helen Gilkey of Plainfield, 

dau. of James and Naomi (Smith) Gilkey, b. Aug. 5, 1842, d. Nov. 6, 

1889. He d. Nov. 7, 1909. He was a farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish: 


i. James D., b. March 6, 1861; m. Nov. 17, 1898, Annie Powers of 

Somerv-ille, Mass. Their second child, a son, was b. in Cornish, 

May 13, 1903. 
ii. Jtjlia Janette, b. March 1, 1872; m. June 9, 1897, Wilham C. 

Grannis of Claremont. 
iii. Charles E., b. April 21, 1873; m. April 13, 1903, Ellen Woods of 

iv. John G., b. March 4, 1875. 


The Bugbees are of Danish descent. Edward' Bugbee came from Ipswich, 
Eng., in 1634 in the ship Francis and settled in Roxbury, Mass. The 
direct line of descent from Mm to their settlement in Cornish was: 
Joseph^, Edward', Danieb-s, to Reuben^ Bugbee, who was b. Aug. 21, 

1775, in . He m. first, in 1800, Polly Marsh of Woodstock, Vt., 

b. Sept. 10, 1778, and d. in 1801; m. second, in 1802, Lydia Marsh, sister 
of his former wife, b. March 16, 1782, and d. in Plainfield Dec. 14, 1857. 
They came from Woodstock to Plainfield about 1840 (?) and settled 
near the Plainfield line, north of the Flat. He was a farmer. He d. Sept. 
15, 1851. Cliild by first wife: 

i. Calista S., b. March 12, 1801 ; m. Jan. 2, 1823, Levi Cobb of Cornish. 
Four children. (See Cobb.) She d. Jan. 3, 1861. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Lyndon, b. Dec. 7, 1805; d. July 7, 1812. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1807; m. Dec. 7, 1834, Benjamin Woods. Two 

children. Lived in . She d. April 2, 1860. 

iv. Reuben, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1810, in Hartland, Vt.; m. Dec. 16, 1835, 

Asenath Morse of Walhngford, Vt., b. Feb. 14, 1808. Lived in 

Bradford and Manchester. One child: Caroline, b. Aug. 7, 

1838, who was killed on the railroad July 1, 1848. He d. May 

1, 1883, in Bedford. She d. Feb. 7, 1895. 
V. Susan, b. July 12, 1813; m. first, Nov. 10, 1836, John Miller, said to 

have been a Congregational preacher. He d. Aug. 16, 1838. 

She m. second, , Luther Newton. She d. at the Flat May 

22, 1849. No children. 
vi. Laura E., b. Sept. 21, 1814; m. Aug. 12, 1847, Truman Brown of 

Boston. She d. there Oct. 10, 1889. Two children, 
vii. Maria Pratt, b. April 12, 1817; m. March 25, 1841, Benj. Chesman 

Clark. Four children. (See Clark.) He d. July 7, 1888. She 

d. Jan. 22, 1905, in Auburn, R. I. 

2. viii. Francis Lyman, b. June 24, 1819. 

3. ix. Sylvester Marsh, b. Oct. 24, 1823. 

2. Francis Lyman ? Bugbee {Reuben^ Danicb-", Edward^, Joseph^ Edward^) 
b. June 24, 1819; m. Feb. 11, 1846, Ruth Coburn of Cornish, dau. of 
Simon and Ruth (Eaton) Coburn, b. Oct. 9, 1819, and d. March 22, 1881, 


in No. Londonderry. He d. in Cornish April 27, 1855. Children, all b. 
in Cornish. 

i. Angeline M., b. Dec. 1, 1846; m. Oct. 11, 1866, Asahel G. Whidden. 

Six children. Live in Hudson. (1903.) 
ii. Infant dau., b. Dec. 28, 1848; d. unnamed March 23, 1849. 
iii. Francis E., b. July 16, 1850; d. Aug. 23, 1850. 
iv. Ruth E., b. April 24, 1852; d. May 7, 1852. 
V. Lyman H., b. Dec. 27, 1855; d. Jan. 18, 1856. 

8. Sylvester Marsh ■ Bugbee (Reubew, Danieb-'^, Edward^, Joseph"-, Edward^) 
wash. Oct. 24, 1823; m. first, April 20, 1847, his niece, Livonia Calista Cobb 
of Cornish, dau. of Levi and Calista (Bugbee) Cobb, b. Dec. 10, 1823, 
and d. March 17, 1849; m. second, Oct. 20, 1850, Eliza M. Richardson 
of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Joseph and Sylvia (Day) Richardson, b. May 23, 
1825, and d. Oct. 18, 1896. He was a wheelwright and general mechanic. 
Was choir-master tliirty-two years in the Baptist Church at the Flat. 
He enlisted in the Civil War, was appointed Capt. Co. I, 14th Regt. 
N. H. Vols., Oct. 9, 1862, and resigned liis commission on Dec. 17, 1862. 
(See Military.) He d. at the Flat Jan. 29, 1897. Children, all b. in town: 

i. An infant by first wife, b. and d. in 1849. 
4. ii. Orra S., b. June 7, 1856. 

iii. Wallace Lyman, b. July 11, 1858. Graduated at Kimball Union 

Academy in class of 1880; m. Dec. 19, 1883, Ella Frances Barker 

of Lebanon, dau. of Daniel and Delia (Thurston) Barker, b. Nov. 

21, 1863. She d. Sept. 4, 1908, in Claremont. They had no 

children. In trade in Claremont in 1900. 

4. Orra S.* Bugbee (Sylvester M.^, Reuben^, Danieb-'^, Edward^, Joseph"-, 
Edward^) was b. June 7, 1856; m. Nov. 24, 1892, Hattie S. Davis, then 
of Meriden, dau. of Josiah and Ellen (Smart) Da\'is, b. Oct. 8, 1860. 
Lived at Meriden several years. Was mail carrier some years from 
Windsor, Vt., to both Cornish Flat and Meriden. Lives (1905) in Clare- 
mont. Collector of taxes. Member of N. H. legislature, 1900-02. 
Children : 

i. Ralph Josiah, b. June 3, 1894. 
ii. Helen Marion, b. Sept. 28, 1895. 

Joseph D. Bugbee, a son of Daniel Bugbee (?), m. about 1805, Betsey Bruce 
of Conn. He d. about 1815. His wid. m. March 7, 1821, Francis Cobb 
of Cornish and by him had one son, Edmund Hooker Cobb. (See Cobb.) 
She d. March 6, 1832. Her children by Mr. Bugbee, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Joseph D., Jr., b. April 28, 1807. He lived in Boston, where he d. 
ii. Henry, b. June 13, 1808; d. young. 
2. iii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 17, 1809. 

iv. George, b. March 12, 1812; m. in 1834, Eunice Lampliire of Hart- 
land, Vt. She was b. in 1807, and d. Jan. 13, 1870. He d. sud- 
denly in Cornish Sept. 3, 1882. They had but one child: Jane 


M., b. Dec. 27, 1836, who m. May 5, 1860, John Murray Cole 
and had four children. (See Cole.) 
V. Betsey, a twin with the last, b. March 12, 1812; m. Aug. 31, 1838, 
Moses Walker of Cornish. Seven children. (See Walker.) She 
d. in Cornish June 8, 1879. 

2. Benjamin Franklin' Bugbee (Joseph D.^, Danieh) was b. Dec. 17, 1809; 
m. April 12, 1831, Almira Williams of Cornish, dau. of Stephen and 
Betsey (White) Williams, b. Sept. 1, 1810, and d. Aug. 11, 1884. Mr. 
Bugbee d. March 9, 1887. Children, all except the last one, b. in 

i. Henry Allen, b. Oct. 12, 1832; m. Oct., 1856, Lucy Bryant of 
Lebanon. Eight children. He d. Sept. 20, 1882, being killed 
on the railroad at Lebanon. His wife d. Aug., 1907. 

ii. Louisa Mason, b. Feb. 27, 1834; m. May 23, 1854, Charles H. Swain 
of Claremont, b. Dec. 2, 1826, in Brattleboro, Vt. Two children: 
Lewis E. and Anna B. Mr. Swain d. Dec. 25, 1901. 

iii. Lois Liscomb, b. Nov. 26, 1836; m. Nov. 26, 1856, Samuel S. Judd 
of Claremont. Two children. Mr. Judd d. Dec. 8, 1897. His 
wife d. Dec. 2, 1904. They both d. in Keene, where they lived. 

iv. Norman Orlando, b. March 21, 1838; m. Nov. 7, 1859, Louisa Gates 
of Hartland, Vt. Three children: 1. Frank E., b. Oct. 3, 1862, 
in Windsor, Vt., and d. in Keene June 28, 1893. 2. Dora F., 
b. in Cornish Oct. 12, 1865; m. Wm. Simmons of Lebanon. 3. 
Orimer N., b. June 19, 1873, in Cornish; m. Mae Morgan of 
Woodstock, Vt. Mr. Bugbee d. in Hartland, Vt., April 15, 1876. 

V. Horace Lorenzo, b. Jan. 24, 1840; m. in 186-, Minnie Butterfield 
of Springfield, Mass. Six cliildren: 1. Edna Vietta who m. 
a Mr. Pollard. 2. Irving R., who m. Jennie Thomas. 3. Alma 
m. Irwin Fitterly and hves in Brooklyn, N. Y. 4. Fred, who 
m. Emma Levalley. 5. Lubert, unm. 6. Essie, who m. Mr. 
Sylvester and lives in California. Mr. Bugbee d. in Claremont 
Aug. 25, 1901. 

vi. Sarah Ann, b. Jan. 30, 1842; m. Nov. 24, 1861, Martin Williams. 
Two children: 1. Erwin E. and 2. Edna May. The latter d. 
by scalding April 11, 1871. (See Casualties.) Mrs. Williams d. 
in Cornish Oct. 29, 1878. 
3. vii. George Erastus, b. Dec. 26, 1844. 

\iii. Benj. Franklin, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1846; m. first, in 1867, Nellie Albee 
of Claremont. No issue; m. second, in 1876, Abbie Richmond of 
Taftsi-ille, Vt., where they reside. One child: Rodney. Mr. 
Bugbee was a veteran of the Civil War. 

ix. Maria H., b. Oct. 17, 1848, in Norwich, Vt.; m. Sept. 24, 1868, 
Eugene A. Rowell of Croydon, b. in Goshen March 9, 1848. 
Two children: 1. Ella A., b. Oct. 29, 1870, and 2. Florence E., 
b. March 14, 1880. Mr. Rowell d. March, 1885. She m. second, 
Jan. 1, 1891, Edwin H. French, who d. Sept. 20, 1898. She 
res. in Keene, N. H. (1910.) 


3. George Erastus' Bugbee [Benj. F.^, Joseph D:-, Daniel') was b. Dec. 26, 
1844; m. Jan. 14, 1869, Cynthia L. Pierce of Goshen. A farmer and 
lived on the homestead of his father where he d. Feb. 13, 1900. Two 
children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Herbert G., b. Feb. 20, 1870; m. Oct. 30, 1901, Sarah Emma Rowell, 
formerly of Cornish, dau. of J. Oilman and Sarah (Comings) 
Rowell, b. July 6, 1874. He is a machinist. They live in 

ii. Alice May, b. July 2, 1880; unm.; a shoe worker, lives in Lynn, 
Mass. (1910.) 

Howard Bugbee came to town when a young man. He m. first Lucinda 
Chase of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Damaris (Sabin) Chase, b. Nov. 

16, 1789, and d. ; m. second, Lavina Chase, a sister of his first 

wife and b}^ her had the following children: 

i. Charles Chase, b. Feb. 6, 1815. 

ii. George Howard, b. Aug. 25, 1817. 

iii. Henry Munroe, b. Oct. 11, 1819; d. Sept. 21, 1842. 

iv. John Fellows, b. April 16, 1823. 

v. William Comings, b. Aug. 28, 1827. 

The relationship of this family to the others of this name is unknown. 


Dea. John Burnap and Susanna, his wife with six children, came to Norwich, 
Vt., in 1771, from Lebanon, Conn. One of their sons, Dea. Elijah 
Burnap, b. Jan., 1756, m. Sept., 1783, Naomi Farrington, who d. June 
26, 1839, aged 84. By her he had four children, all b. in Norwich, Vt.: 

i. Orril, b. Oct. 7, 1792, m. Feb. 26, 1812, Asa Goodnow. Lived in 
Deering, where she d. May 22, 1850. Several children. 
2. ii. Arunah, b. Oct. 10, 1794. 

iii. Jedidah, b. ; m. Dec. 27, 1832, Francis Cobb of Cornish. 

Two children, both b. in Cornish. (See Cobb.) Spent her life 
after marriage, in Cornish; d. Feb. 28, 1862. 

iv. David, b. April 5, 1801 ; m. June 12, 1820, Almeda Williams of Plain- 
field, where he resided until he d. June 16, 1871. Ten children. 

2. Arunars Burnap {Elijafv-, John') h. Oct. 10, 1794; settled on Cornish 
Flat in early life and spent his life there; m. first, Feb. 14, 1816, Betsey 
Burr of Grantham (now Cornish), dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth 
(Dorchester) Burr, b. Aug. 27, 1787, d. July 14, 1865; m. second, June 
8, 1870, Mrs. Lucy (Mathews) Coburn, dau. of Jeremiah and Hannah 
(Woodbury) Mathews, b. April 22, 1813, and d. June 4, 1893. No issue. 
Mr. Burnap carried on the shoemaking business for several years and 
afterwards engaged jirincipally in the insurance business, besides cul- 
tivating some land. He was a staunch Republican, a devout Christian 
member of the Baptist Church, of which he was a dea. for many years, 


also its clerk for twenty-seven years. A Free Mason, and secretary of 
Cheshire Lodge for several years. Represented the town in legislature 
in 1860-61. A safe counsellor, always void of ostentation and show, and 
was noted for his meekness and candor on all subjects. He tenderly 
cared for his aged mother who lived with him until her death, June 26, 
1839. He d. Dec. 29, 1877. "The memory of the just is blessed." Two 
children by first wife, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Almina Mandana, b. March 23, 1818; m. Feb. 14, 1835, Zeno Hunter 
of Cornish. Had four children. (See Hunter.) She d. April 
18, 1856. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1831 ; d. July 26, 1833. 


The Burrs were of English descent. Benjamin', with Samuel=, his son, came 
to America soon after N. E. was open for settlement. Lived in Hartford, 
Conn., some years, where Jonathan^ was b., who rem. to Middletown, Conn., 
where Ebenezer< was b. He rem. to Haddam, Conn., where he had a son, 
Ebenezer^, b. The father and son both emigrated to that part of Grantham 
which subseciuently was annexed to Cornish. The son, Ebenezers, b. March, 
1749, m. Ehzabeth Dorchester. He d. Sept. 15, 1829. She d. Feb. 22, 1828. 
The following brief sketch of these ancestors by Fred A. Dean, Esq., we 
insert here : 

"The Burrs came to Grantham to settle several years before the Revolu- 
tion. They settled in that part of the town since set off into Cornish. 

"They cleared a farm, and generation after generation lived and died on the 
old farm. After more than 125 years of ownership, and occupation, it passed 
out of the family keeping into the hands of others. 

"From that old farm one of the Burr boys went to fight a king that a nation 
might be born. Great-grandmother Burr came all the way from Haddam, 
Conn., to Grantham, N. H., on a pack horse. Came up the Connecticut river 
to old Fort No. 4 and on to Windsor, Vt., thence over the hills to their new-made 
home in the wilderness. The story of their life and hardships I need not write. 
It was the life of all who go ahead to hew out honors and institutions for the 
generations that come after them. It takes brave men and women to be 

"They must sow that others may reap, suffer that others may gain, and labor 
that others may have a life worth living." 

Ebenezers and Elizabeth (Dorchester) Burr had the following children, all 
b. in Grantham except the first one who was b. in Haddam, Conn. 

i. Seymour, b. March 15, 1772; m. , Hannah Roberts. He d. 

July 31, 1853. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 22, 1776; m. , Jesse Johnson. She d. Jan. 9, 1859. 

iii. Timothy, b. Jan. 25, 1779; m. about 1805, Sally Fairchild, who d. 

June, 1835. They had six children and lived in Boston. The 

youngest, Mary, m. her cousin, William D., son of Ebenezer'. 

Timothy d. Oct. 18, 1860. 


2. iv. Oliver, b. Dec. 2, 1780. 

3. V. Ebenezer, Jr., b. Oct. 13, 1784. 

vi. Betsey, b. Aug. 27, 1787; m. Feb. 14, 1816, Arunah Burnap. Had 
two children. (8ee Burnap.) She d. July 14, 1865. 

vii. Veksel, b. June 12, 1794. Never m.; d. Nov. 22, 1825. 

viii. Arba, b. Nov. 24, 1797; m. first, Ruth Lamberton; m. second, Lucy 
Bartlett; m. third, Charlotte Hobart; ni. fourth, Sophrona Lucas. 
We have no record of his death. 

2. Olivers Burr (Ebenezer^-^ Jonathan^ Samueb, Benjamin^) b. Dec. 2, 

1780, m. Selinda Stowell of Grantham (now Cornish), dau. of Ebenezer 

and Pamelia (Whiting) Stowell, b. , d. . He d. June 30, 

1844. Children: 

i. Triphena, b. April 24, 1808; d. Nov. 12, 1876. 
ii. Truman, b. Dec. 14, 1809; d. Oct. 8, 1863. 

4. iii. Bradley, b. Feb. 20, 1813. 

iv. Warren, b. March 12, 1815; d. Dec. 29, 1890. 

V. Oliver, Jr., b. June 29, 1817; d. March 6, 1818. 

vi. Celinda, b. Jan. 10, 1819; d. Jan. ,30, 1845. 

vii. Mary Ann, b. April 2, 1821; d. May 27, 1822. 

viii. Permilla, b. June 12, 1823; d. Nov. 8, 1824. 

ix. LucENA, b. May 2,1825; m. first, Feb., 1846. He d. Sept., 18.52. She 

m. second, Oct. 3, 1853, Nathaniel Royes. One child by each 

husband. Res., Fairlee, Vt. Living in 1903. 
X. LuciNDA, b. July 9, 1827; d. Sept. 19, 1852. 
xi. Eben, b. Nov. 15, 1829; m. Aug. 30, 1853, Hannah E. Burr. Res. 

in Keene. Three children. Living in 1903. 
xii. Permilla Dorchester, b. Feb. 9, 1832; d. Feb. 15, 1895, in St. 

John.sbury, Vt.; m. July 11, 1853, at Westmoreland, John L. 

Couch of Cornish. One child. (See Couch.) 

3. Ebenezers Burr (Ebenezer^-", Jo7ialhan\ Samueb, Benjamin') b. Oct. 13, 

1784; m. April 29, 1813, Mary Hall of Windsor, Vt., dau. of David and 

Olive (Smead) Hall, b. , 1786, d. May 16, 1867. Occupied same 

farm his father owned during his life. He built the stone house about 
1837-38. Was a strong anti-slavery man and a zealous Baptist, and a 
successful farmer. He d. Jan. 17, 1875. Children, all b. in Grantham, 
now Cornish: 

i. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1813; m. John Bradley of Woodstock, Vt., 

where they lived. No children. 
ii. Sarah F., b. May 15, 1816; m. Sept. 16, 1841, James G. Kidder of 

Weathersfield, Vt. Res. cliiefly in Cornish. Three children. 

(See Kidder.) She d. March 3, 1898. 
iii. Lucy Hall, b. March 1, 1818; m. , 1842, Erastus Stone of 

Plainfield. Six children. She d. in Worcester, Mass. 

5. iv. William D., b. March 5, 1820. 

6. V. Oliver Perry, b. April 25, 1822. 


vi. Julia M., b. May 1, 1824; m. Geo. T. Bradley of Woodstock, Vt., 
where they reside. Four children. She d. — — , 1888. 

vii. Clarissa B., b. July 26, 1826; m. April 9, 1850, Rufus G. Badger. 
Had five children. (See Badger.) 

7. viii. Versel Ebenezer, b. April 7, 1S29. 

ix. Harriet Augusta, b. Aug. 15, 1831; ni. March, 1855, George 
C. Dean of Bethel, Vt. Two children. (See Dean.) 

4. BRADLEY' Burr {Oliver^, Ebenezer^--', Jonathan^ Samuel-, Benjamin^), 

fourth child of Oliver and Celinda (Stowell) Burr, b. Feb. 20, 1813, in 
Cornish. Rem. when young to Thetford, Vt., and res. there until 1840, 
when he came back to Cornish. He had m. April 6, 1836, Maria S. 
Reed of Thetford, b. July 22, 1813. They remained in Cornish until 1870, 
when they rem. first to Wind.sor, Vt., where they lived ten years, and then 
to Lebanon, where they both d. She d. Dec. 25, 1881. He d. Feb. 23, 
1892. He ran the grist mill at the Flat many years. Was auction- 
eer, constable, etc., and was in many ways a useful man. He and his 
wife were both devoted members of the Baptist Church in Cornish. At 
Windsor, he was one of the officers at the state prison. Child: 

i. Mary Malincy, b. July 4, 1837; m. Dec. 2, 1869, Joseph Orlando 
Richardson, then of Cornish, but afterwards of Lebanon. They 
had one child, Leon B., b. April 14, 1878. (See Richardson.) 

5. William D.' Burr (Ebenezer''-^-*, Joruithan^ Samuel^, Benjamim) b. 

March 5, 1820; m. March 20, 1855, his cousin, Mary Burr of Boston, 
dau. of Timothy and Sally (Fairchild) Burr. Caring for his parents in 
their declining years on the old homestead, they remained there until 
after their jjarents' death and then rem. to Plainfield in March, 1875, 
where he d. April 4, 1885. She d. Jan. 23, 1907, aged 84-0-14. Chil- 
dren, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Hattie B., b. Oct. 5, 1858; m. Aug. 30, 1892, Henry L. Sanderson, 
son of Levi H. and Mary Jane (Rawson) Sanderson of Plainfield, 
Nov. 13, 1855. He is (1903) an officer in the Vermont state 
prison at Windsor. Three children: 

ii. Charles S., b. July 20, 1856. He is a farmer; m. Nov. 30, 1886, Julia 
A. Whitaker of Plainfield, dau. of Ephraim and Delia Whitaker, 
b. A\)v\\ 28, 1862. Res. in Plainfield. Four children. 

6. Oliver Perry' Burr iEbenezer^-=-\ Jonathan^, Samuel-, Benjamin^) b. 

April 25, 1822; m. , Maria L. Westgate of Plainfield, dau. of 

David and Lucy (Williams) Westgate, b. , 1819, and d. April 21, 

1882. He d. Feb. 7, 1889. He was a farmer and always lived in Cor- 
nish. For many years they had the care of the poor in Cornish until 
the county took care of its paupers in 1868. Child: 

8. i. Orlando Powers, b. Feb. 16, 1853. 

7. Versel Ebenezer- Burr (Ehenezer^-^-'*, Jonathan^, Samveb, Benjamin^) 

h. April 7, 1829; m. March 20, 1855, Janette Hibbard, dau. of Zebulon 


and Eliza Hibbard, b. Nov. 28, 1836. Res. in Cornish until he enlisted 
in Aug., 1862. He was a member of Co. I, 14th Regt. N. H. Vols, in the 
war of the Rebellion. He d. in the service Aug. 23, 1863. Three chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. John V., b. April 22, 1856. 
ii. Katie J., b. April 20, 1859. 
iii. Mary J., b. March 14, 1861; d. Feb. 29, 1872. 

8. Orlando Powers^ Burr (Oliver Perry, Ehenezer^-^-'^, Jonathan^, Samveb, 

Benjamin^) h. Feb. 16, 1853; m. Jan. 3, 1871, Emma Jane Fletcher, dau, 
of Quartus and Charlotte (Hilliard) Fletcher of Cornish, b. March 15. 
1852. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

9. i. Perry Fletcher, b. Feb. 19, 1872. 

ii. Edwix Quartus, b. April 22, 1874; m. Oct. 31, 1897, Loretta Sander- 
son, dau. of Francis Sanderson, 
iii. Myrtie Jael, b. June 9, 1882. 
iv. Ella Marl\, b. Nov. 27, 1884. 

9. Perry Fletchers Burr (Orlando Powers'^, Oliver Perry, Ebenezer^-^-*, 

Jonnthmv, Sarnueb, Benjamin^) h. Feb. 19, 1872; m. Oct. 27, 1891, Abby 
R. Hebard of Cornish, dau. of Norman E. and Mrs. Julia (Avery) (Mer- 
rill) Hebard, b. July 24, 1870. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Eleanor Blanche, b. Nov. 24, 1892; m. June 25, 1910, Clifford 


ii. Julius Hebard, b. June 30, 1895. 

iii. Maria Julia, b. July 14, 1896; d. Aug. 30, 1896. 

iv. William McKinley, b. May 1, 1899. 

v. Walter Norman, b. Feb. 23, 1902. 

vi. Theodore Roosevelt, b. May 10, 1903. 

vii. Doris, b. Nov. 25, 1905. 


Amos Butman, b. in 1786, with Marion (Heath) Butman his wife, b. in 1796, 
lived in Enfield and raised several children. They came to Cornish in 
advanced life. Two daughters, Mrs. Hiram Stone and Mrs. Horace 
Wright, already lived here. A son, John Butman, came a few years later. 
Amos d. June 23, 1861. His wife d. Sept. 4, 1872. John was b. in Enfield 
Feb. 5, 1821; m. first, Jan. 30, 1856, Laura L. Allen, b. Feb. 26, 1837, in 
Hinesburg, Vt., and d. June 4, 1871. They li^'ed a few years in Morris- 
town, Waterbury andBurhngton, Vt. After the death of his wife he 
came to Cornish, where he spent the rest of his life. He m. second, Oct. 
18, 1879, Jennie M. Austin of Lebanon, b. Nov. 21, 1834, and d. Dec. 6, 
1908. He d. Jan. 23, 1899. Children, all by first wife: 

2. i. Albert Perkins, b. Aug. 11, 1859. 

ii. Abbie Jane, b. July 1, 1861, in Waterbury, Vt.; m. Dorwin 

and has several children. A son, Lawrence, was b. in town, June 
28, 1891. 


iii. Ella Mary, b. April 20, 1865, in Waterbury, Vt.; m. , and 

lives in Claremont. 
iv. Fred H., b. July 18, 1868, in So. Burlington, Vt. Unm. in 1908. 

2. Albert Perkins^ Butman (John^, Am-os^) was b. Aug. 11, 1859, in Morris- 
town, Vt.; m. Jan. 24, 1884, Sarah Huggins of Cornish, dau. of George 
W. and Paulina (Pryor) Huggins, b. April 27, 1850. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Pearl, b. ; m. May 13, 1905, George P. Merton of Claremont. 

Their third child. Ruby Ellen, was b. Sept. 19, 1910, in Plainfield. 
ii. Nellie Louisa, b. Sept. 15, 1884; m. Nov. 9, 1905, Wilbur L. Leavitt, 

formerly of Grantham, 
iii. Harry Ernest, b. July 3, 1887. 
iv. Maurice Albert, b. Sept. 15, 1890. 


Simeon and Sally Butterfield lived in town and had the following children 
b. in town: 

i. Simeon, Jr., b. Jan. 24, 1798. 

ii. Asa Coburn, b. March 14, 1800. 

iii. LoAMMi, b. Feb. 13, 1802. 

iv. Parker Varnum, b. Nov. 15, 1804. 

Further record of this family has not been found. 


The name Cady was quite common during the earliest years of the town. It 
appears that later most of them left town as after a few years the name 
faded from the records, and the cemeteries show but few burials of those 
bearing the name. Their earliest ancestor known was Nicholas' who 
emigrated in 1645 to Watertown, Mass. He had a son, Capt. Joseph^, / 
who in turn had a son, William^, who settled in Killingsly, Conn. He , 
had a son, Abijah^ b. there July 14, 1718, who m. first, Aug. 24, 1749, 
Alice Nichols, who d. Nov. 7, 1751; m. second. May 24, 1763, Miriam 
Wilson. They lived several years in Plainfield, Conn., and then came to 
Cornish where he d. in 1777. Their children, so far as known, were by 
first wife: 

2. i. Stephen, b. Sept. 12, 1750, in Plainfield, Conn. 
By second wife : 
ii. Robert, b. Aug. 11, 1768, in Plainfield, Conn. Settled in Windsor, 

iii. Thomas, b. May 14, 1771, in Cornish. 
iv. Alice, b. March 29, 1773, in Cornish. 

2. Stephens Cady {Abijah^, William^, Joseph^ Nicholas^) was b. Sept. 12, 

1750, in Plainfield, Conn.; m. first, April 22, 1773, Jane Patrick, b. in 

1751, and d. Feb. 6, 1794. After marriage they lived several years in 


Cornish and then rem. to Windsor, Vt. He m. second, Sept. 23, 1794, 
Esther Parker, b. in 1752, and d. March 29, 1834. He d. July 31, 1829; 
was a Sergt. in Col. Chase's Regt. in 1776. Children, the first six b. in 
Cornish, the rest in Windsor, Vt. : 

i. Elsie, b. Jan. 25, 1774; d. Aug. 22, 1777. 

ii. Isabella, b. March 1, 1775. 

iii. Jane, b. Jan. 24, 1777; d. Aug. 19, 1779. 

iv. Phebe, b. Aug. 20, 1778. 

V. Jane, b. April 21, 1781; m. , Norton Woodworth. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 23, 1783. 

vii. Anna, b. Nov. 4, 1784; m. — — -, Elijah Worcester. 

viii. Martha Patrick, b. Oct. 16, 1786. 

ix. Betsey, b. Sept. 19, 1788. 

X. Polly, b. Aug. 9, 1790. 

xi. Lucy, b. Nov. 24, 1792, and d. soon after birth. 

Children by Esther Parker: 

xii. Plumer, b. Sept. 7, 1795; m. Peter Taylor, 

xiii. Esther, b. Jan. 27, 1797; d. Aug. 31, 1800. 

xiv. Lucy, b. April 16, 1798; ni. — , Nathan Kitridge. 

XV. Nancy, b. Aug. 21, 1800; m. , Packard. 

xvi. Stephen Parker, b. Jan. 10, 1805. 

Lieut. Elijah Cady, a bro. of Abijah* {William^, Joseph^, Nicholas^) was b. in 

Scituate, R. I., June 20, 1721; m. , Dinah Spaulding, a dau. of 

Jonathan, b. June 12, 1723, and d. in Cornish Oct. 2, 1812. He d. the 
same day. His military record is unknown to the writer. Their chil- 
dren were: 

i. Molly, b. — ■ — •; m. Nov. 19, 1762, Isaac Parkhurst and lived in 

Plainfield, Conn., and had several children: 

3. ii. Elias, b. March 21, 1743. 

iii. Elijah, Jr., b. Nov. 1, 1747. 

iv. Abigail, b. March 14, 1749. 

v. Priscilla, b. — — -, 1752. 

vi. Curtis, b. June 30, 1755. 

vii. Sarah, b. Nov. 29, 1757; m. Dec. 13, 1778, Peter Chase of Cornish. 

Six children. (See Chase.) 

viii. Noah, b. May 15, 1760. Settled in Gilsum. 

ix. Lucy, b. Nov. 30, 1764; m. — — , Asa Stearns. 

X. Jonathan, b. Feb. 1, 1767, in Cornish. 

xi. Ruth, b. May 9, 1770, in Cornish. 

3. Capt. Eliass Cady (Lieut. Elijah^, William', Joseph'', Nicholas^) was b. 

March 21, 1743; m. , Hannah Hutchins, b. in 1746, and d. in 

Cornish March 4, 1826. Her mother's name was Parkhurst. When 
young they came from Conn, to Cornish on horseback. He cut a willow 
stick on the way to urge his horse, and stuck it in the ground of his 
future home, and it remains to the present time. He was a soldier of the 


Revolution and served in Col. Chase's Regt. Became a Capt. in the 
service, and ever after bore the title. Was a selectman of the town in 
1771-73-74-78 and 82, besides holding other offices. He d. in Cornish 
Feb. 26, 1826, about a week before his wife d. Children : 

i. RtJTH, b. , 1770; d. Feb. 5, 1788. 

ii. Silas, b. Nov. 9, 1773; m. Feb. 15, 1798, Polly Chase of Cornish (?). 

She d. Dec. 4, 1848. Mr. Cady d. Nov. 23, 1862. 
iii. Lucy, b. ; m. Nov. 13, 1801, Barnabas Ellis of Claremont 

(a second wife). She d. March 17, 1832. Mr. Ellis d. June 26, 

1838, aged 93. 
iv. Noah H., b. Jan. 28, 1776; d. Aug. 16. — (record obliterated). 
V. Sarah, b. Aug. 4, 1778; d. Aug. 21, 1780. 
vi. Gratia, b. ; m. Burke. 

4. vii. Curtis, b. June 9, 1781. 

viii. Hannah, b. ; m. March 5, 1815, John Sprague. 

ix. Sally, b. Aug. 29, 1790; m. April 15, 1818, Benjamin Chadbourne 

of Cornish. Seven children. (See Chadbourne.) She d. Dec. 

16, 1864. 

4. Capt. Curtis^ Cady (Elias^, Elijah*, William^, Joseph-, Nicholas^) was b. 

June 9, 1781; m. Dec. 3, 1812, Sally Morgan, b. June 17, 1789, and 
d. Dec. 11, 1876. He d. Oct. 21, 1842. Was a Capt. in the state militia 
and was ever after called by this title. Children : 

i. Ruth, b. Aug. 29, 1814; m. , Zerah P. Smith of Cornish. She 

was his first wife. She d. Feb. 18, 1849. 

5. ii. Allen Curtis, b. Sept. 12, 1816. 

5. Allen Curtis' Cady (Curtis'^, Elias^, Elijah*, WilUam^, Joseph^, Nicholas^) 

was b. Sept. 12, 1816; m. , Mary Jane Tisdale, who was b. June 

9, 1822, and d. April 27, 1908. He d. Oct. 2, 1855. Children: 

i. Curtis Edavin, b. March 22, 1843; m. May 11, 1863, Frances A. 
Doane of Collinsville, Conn. She d. May 30, 1880. He d. Sept., 
1889, in Fla. 

ii. Laura Maria, b. March 2, 1846; m. April 15, 1869, Osmer W. Duns- 
moor, then of Claremont. One cliild. (See Dunsmoor.) Res. in 
Windsor, Vt. 

iii. Eaiily Jane, b. , 1848; d. Jan. 18, 1849. 

iv. Richard Allen, b. March 22, 1850. He never m. He d. , in 

Phoenix, Ariz., in 1879. 

V. Francis Arthur, b. Nov. 10, 1854; d. in 1857. 

Nicholas Cady was b. in 1743. His name appears among the first of the 
name in town, but his relation to the others is not clear. He m. first, 
Nov. 9, 1773, Ruth Chase of Cornish, dau. of Samuel Chase, Jr., b. in 
1753, anfl d. July 6, 1788; she was buried in town; m. second, Oct. 20, 
1788, Thankful Higbee, who d. Dec. 1, 1793; m. third, March 13, 1794, 
Betty Gile of Plainfield. He was a soldier of the Revolution under Col. 
Jonathan Chase. Children by first wife: 


i. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1776. 
ii. Martha, b. Aug. 2, 1779. 
iii. Jareu, b. Feb. 27, 1781. 

Children, by second wife: 

iv. Reuben, b. July 23, 1789. 
V. Stephen, b. Jan. 30, 1791. 

Child by third wife: 

vi. Nahum Nicholas, b. Dec. 5, 1794. 


Nathaniel Carpenter was b. in Pomfret, Conn., July 18, 1756; m. June 20, 
177.5, Elfreda Dresser, a sister of Huldah Dresser, who m. Lieut. Eleazer 
Jackson, b. Oct. 16, 1759. They settled in Cornish about 1775 and re- 
mained till after the close of the century. They then rem. to Strafford, 
Vt., and a little later to Hanover, where they finally settled on a farm 
three fourths of a mile south of the college on the river road, where he d. 
Oct. 15, 1829. Elfreda d. May 11, 1840, in Strafford, Vt. The census 
of 1790 says the family at that time in Cornish consisted of himself and 
three sons under sixteen, and his wife and two daus. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

j. Orinda, b. Sept. 7, 1779; m. Dec. 24, 1796, Thomas L. Haskell of 
Strafford, Vt.; rem. to Hanover about 1814 and spent the rest of 
their lives. She d. April 18, 1852. He d. March 13, 1856, aged 
83. Twelve children. 

ii. Nabby, b. Sept. 15, 1781. 

iii. Harvey March, b. March 12, 1784. 

iv. John, b. March 25, 1787. 

v. Thomas Dresser, b. May 9, 1790. 


In 1672 Nathaniel' and Mary Carroll were residents of Norfolk Co., Mass. 
Their son, Nathaniel, had a son, Samuel', who had a son, Joseph*, b. 
in Sutton, Mass., in 1732, who m. Nov. 21, 1761, Judith Chase of Sutton, 
a dau. of Philip and Mary (Follansbe) Chase. Nine children. Joseph', 
their eldest son, b. Dec. 10, 1763, m. April 6, 1788, Mary Prince, b. Aug. 
7, 1763. They came to Croydon in 1792 and settled in Ryder Corner 
district. Six children. Joseph^ d. March 18, 1845; Mary d. July 10, 1822. 
Their second son, John Prince^ Carroll, was b. in Croydon Sept. 2, 1793; 
m. first, Nov. 20, 1817, Rachel Powers, dau. of Ezekiel Powers, b. Feb. 27, 
1797, and d. May 6, 1839, in Croydon. About the year 1840 he rem. 
with his family to Cornish and spent the remainder of his life there. 
Was a stirring, energetic man; a cooper, also a farmer. Nine children, 
all b. in Croydon, but all of them lived for a time in Cornish. He m. 

second, , Hannah Spaulding of Cornish, dau. of Daniel and 

Hannah Spaulding. No children. He d. June 15, 1867. After his death 


his wid. m. Sept. 22, 1868, Moses Hutchinson of Cornish, who d. Sept. 
11, 1889. She d. Oct. 27, 1889. Cliildren, all by first wife: 

i. Susan, b. Dec. 27, 1818; m. Feb. 16, 1836, James B. Wakefield. She 
d. in 1843 in Sempronius, N. Y. 

ii. SoPHRONiA, b. Oct. 27, 1820; m. Jan. 29, 1840, George Stockwell. 
Shed. Jan. 11, 1894. 

iii. Eliza, b. Jan. 12, 1823; m. Sept. 7, 1842, Moody Hook, of Cornish. 
Five cluldren. (See Hook.) She d. Nov. 30, 1884. 

iv. Salania, b. July 24, 1824; m. , Converse Gage. Res., Sutton. 

Two cliildren. She d. Oct. 28, 1893. 

v. Alonzo C, b. Nov. 24, 1826. After completing his education, he 
went into the stove business till 1869; then he settled in Warner 
and was a successful merchant the rest of his hfe. He d. there 
April 19, 1894. Two children: 1. Clarence F. and 2. Edward 

vi. Eleanor Jane, b. July 19, 1829; m. Feb. 25, 1849, Charles O. East- 
man of Claremont. She d. June 2, 1899. Mr. Eastman d. Oct. 4, 
1893. Always res. in Claremont. 

vii. Amanda M., b. Aug. 6, 1832; m. Jan. 24, 1856, John G. Brockway. 
Lived in Hopkinton. Two children: 

viii. Lysander Herbert, b. Oct. 8, 1835. (See sketch.) 

ix. Rachel, b. in 1838, and d. in 1839. 

Follansbes Carroll, a brother of Joseph^ Carroll, who m. Mary Prince, was b, 
Nov., 1769. He came to Croydon in 1772. On Aug. 11, 1789, he m. 
Sarah Carroll, b. Jan. 5, 1770, and d. there March 9, 1848. He d. Sept. 
3, 1850. They had a son, John Follansbes b. May 29, 1810. He m. 
March 20, 1836, Keziah Hardy, dau. of Tristam and Iveziah (Frasier) 
Hardy, b. May 11, 1811. They rem. to Cornish in 1837 and spent the 
remainder of their fives there. She d. April 26, 1880. He d. May 5, 
1879. Children, all b. m Cornish: 

i. AuEiLLA Adaline, b. March 12, 1837; d. Oct. 1, 1838. 

ii. Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1838; d. Sept. 27, 1838. 

iii. Sarah J., b. Oct. 9, 1840; m. March 23, 1872, David A. Holland. 

Three children, 
iv. Elizabeth A., b. Feb. 17, 1843; m. Jan. 7, 1888, Henry H. Tasker 

of Cornish. He d. April 8, 1894. No cliildren. 
v. Henry L., b. April 23, 1845; m. Oct. 2, 1867, Lizzie Gunston. She 

had one child, Evelena. Mrs. Carroll d. April 8, 1901. He d. 

from the effects of gas poisoning March 9, 1909, in Lowell, Mass., 

at the home of his dau. 
vi. Ella M., b. March 17, 1847; m. Dec. 25, 1868, James L. W. Thayer. 

Had six children. She d. May 27, 1888. 
vii. Foster P., b. Nov. 8, 1850; m. Aug. 15, 1880, Lena Healy. Three 


Daniel Elliott Carroll who lived in Cornish from 1857 to 1880, was great- 
grandson of Daniel Carroll, the brother of Samuel. His father, Charles, 


was b. in Croydon and m. Sarah Elliott. He was b. in Croydon Nov. 1, 
1817; m. first, Sophronia Burt of Thetford, Vt., b. Feb. 25, 1820, by 
whom he had three cliildren; he m. second, May 2, 1876, Lucy Parker. 
No children. He d. in March, 1899. Children, all b. in Croydon: 

i. Daniel E., Jr., b. Sept. 2, 1846; m. first, Feb. 20, 1870, Ella F. 
Collins, dau. of Edward W. and Dehah (Forehand) Collins, b. 
April 20, 1847, d. Oct. 29, 1877, leaving two children. 1. 
Florence Ella, b. Cornish April 1, 1871. She m. April 28, 1895, 
Dr. Robert Thornburgh. Res., N. Y. City. One cliild, Thomas 
T., b. Aug. 15, 1896. 2. Maurice Edward, b. in Cornish Feb. 
9, 1873. Soon after the death of his wife, Mr. C. left Cornish 
for Belmont, Mass., where he resides. He m. second, Urania 
M. Munson of St. George, N. B., Nov. 2, 1886. One child. 

ii. Julia R., b. Aug. 20, 1848; m. April 9, 1869, Frank P. Hood, of 
Lowell, Mass. 

iii. Dora A., b. May 3, 1852; m. Feb. 11, 1872, James A. Pierce of 
Lowell, Mass. 


Joseph Carter was b. in Little Harbor Oct. 18, 1776. His mother's name was 
Sarah Williams, who after the death of Mr. Carter, m. William Luey 
and had by liim seven children. (See Luey.) Joseph came to town when 
yoimg; m. Nov. 15, 1804, Margaret Taylor of Cornish, dau. of Capt. 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Sumner) Taylor, b. June 7, 1782, and d. April 15, 
1855. He d. April 24, 1843. Children: 

i. Mahy Adaline, b. Feb. 22, 1806; d. unm., Oct. 22, 1841. 

ii, SiLOAM S., b. Dec. 7, 1808; m. April 23, 1843, in Nashua, Nancy D. 

Smith. He d. Feb. 5, 1849, in Lansing, Mich. He is said to have 

been a successful business man. 
iii. Matilda E., b. Aug. 7, 1811; m. July 10, 1839, Benjamin P. Wood. 

Lived a few years in Cornish, then in Acworth, and finally in 

Claremont, where she d. May 31, 1896. He d. Feb. 21, 1892. 

They had one child, Ella E., b. June 15, 1854, in Cornish, who 

d. unm. in Claremont July 27, 1898. 
iv. Betsey Cobb, b. Nov. 11, 1815; m. Oct. 22, 1838, Charles Ball of 

Claremont, where they res. and where she d. July 13, 1872. 

One child: Mary EHzabeth, b. Jan. 24, 1842, who m. Sept. 4, 

1860, Samuel Danforth of Claremont. 
V. Judith Bryant, b. June 1, 1818. Never m. She d. June 22, 1885. 
\n. Phebe W., b. Nov. 29, 1822; m. Nov. 29, 1866, Paul Fitch of Clare- 
mont, where she lived. No children. She d. March 9, 1910, in 



James Gate was b. in Greenland in 1747; m. first, , Hannah Ayers (?), 

who was b. in 1746, and d. in Cornish April, 1780, aged 34; m. second, 
Hannah Huggins, dau. of John and Hannah Ayers Huggins, b. in 1757, 


and d. in Cornish Aug. 22, 1788, aged 31. He was a Revolutionary 
soldier. He d. in towTi Nov. 19, 1802, aged 55. They lived in the north- 
west part of the town. Children, both by first wife: 

i. James, Jr., b. Sept. 7, 1775. 

ii. Levi, b. , 1777; d. Feb. 12, 1835. 


1. Benjamin Chadbourne was b. in Moultonborough Jan. 28, 1792. Came 

to Cornish when a young man; m. Ai)ril 15, 1818, Sarah Cady of Cornish, 
dau. of Elias and Hannah (Hutchins) Cady, b. Aug. 29, 1790, and d. 
Dec. 12, 1864. He d. March 29, 1851. A farmer. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Curtis C, b. Sept. 12, 1819; m. March 30, 1842, Adeline Maria 
Fogget of Bridgewater, Vt. Five children. He was a tailor and 
lived in Charlestown; d. Nov. 26, 1890. 

ii. Sally Miranda, b. May 23, 1821; m. Dec. 23, 1846, Elemander 
Powers of Charlestown. She d. Jan. 4, 1889. 

2. iii. William Elias, b. July 31, 1823. 

iv. Hannah Hutchins, b. June 6, 1826; m. Sept. 24, 1851, John Fergu- 
son, who was b. in Canada June 11, 1826. Res. in Charlestown. 
Four cliildren: 1. Clara E., b. Aug. 11, 1852. 2. Martha A., 
b. in Cornish Dec. 16, 1854. 3. Edward B., b. Jan. 9, 1861. 
4. Arthur W., b. Feb. 22, 1863. 

V. Gratia Ann, b. Sept. 16, 1827; d. Oct. 25, 1836. 

vi. Ruth Eveline, b. Sept. 18, 1829; m. Feb. 5, 1854, Lafayette H. 
Smith of Cornish. Four cliildren. (See Smith.) Lived several 
years at the Flat, then rem. to Mass. She d. in Somervnlle, 
Mass., Nov. 8, 1908. 

3. vii. Alfred Chase, b. Feb. 21, 1832. 

2. William Elias^ Chadbourne {Benjamw) was b. July 31, 1823; m. June 

15, 1858, Martha Rosella Stone of Plainfield, dau. of Solomon and 
Betsey F. (Read) Stone, b. March 24, 1836. Mr. Chadbourne has been 
a successful farmer, owning and occupying a fine river farm. Never 
aspired to public honors, though often urged to accept, and has been 
known to decline such office after having been handsomely elected. 
W. E. Chadbourne and wife celebrated their golden wedding June 15, 
1908. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Angie Lettie, b. Oct. 19, 1862; m. Nov. 2, 1892, Earl Westgate of 

4. ii. William Lucius, b. Feb. 24, 1865. 

in. Gratia Sally, b. May 27, 1867. A successful teacher. 

iv. Eaima Etta, b. Dec. 2, 1869; m. Oct. 4, 1898, Hermon E. Dole of 
Cornish. Two children: Avis Jane, b. July 16, 1903, in Rut- 
land, Vt., Robert Chadbourne, b. Nov. 7, 1906, in Rutland, Vt. 


V. LxjTHER Edmund, b. April 8, 1872; m. Oct. 1, 1901, Ina R. Dole of 
Cornish, dau. of Levi R. and Elsie (Shepardson) Dole, b. April 
1, 1872. They res. a Httle below on the river. 

5. vi. James Blaine, b. Oct. 12, 1876. 

3. Alfred Chase^ Chadbourne {Benjamim) was b. Feb. 21, 1832; m. Dec. 

24, 1861, Elizabeth C. Deming of Cornish, dau. of Judah and Caroline 
(Jackson) Deming, b. Oct. 12, 1829, and d. Jan. 2, 1900. A farmer and 
lived in the north part of the town. He d. June 27, 1891. (See Casual- 
ties.) Children, all b. in town: 

i. Edmund B., b. Dec. 25, 1862; m. Dec. 25, 1887, Lizzie Sturtevant. 
Res. in West Windsor, Vt. One son, Harry E., b. July 28, 1894. 

ii. Lizzie S., b. April 4, 1865; m. Dec. 25, 1888, Rev. Truman O. Har- 
low. Two children, sons. Res. (1909), West Medford, Mass. 

iii. Robert D., b. Dec. 19, 1866; m. , 1889, Martha Williams. 

Res. in Hartford, Vt. A butcher. One daughter, Ruth, b. Nov. 
5, 1892. 

6. iv. Frank J., b. Feb. 1, 1868. 

v. Burt A., b. Oct. 16, 1869; m. , 1894, Eugenia Lloyd. Res., 

Holyoke, Mass. Two sons, Joseph, b. Oct., 1898; Lloyd, b. 
July, 1901. 

vi. Alfred B., b. July 30, 1871; m. Dec. 6, 1898, Sybil L. Deming of 
Cornish, dau. of George L. and Julia E. (Comings) Deming, b. 
May 6, 1874. Res., Windsor, Vt. Two children. 1. Harland 
A., b. October 8, 1899. 2. Dorris Leora, b. Feb. 10, 1902. 

4. William Lucius^ Chadbourne {William E.-, Benjamim) was b. Feb. 24, 

1865; m. April 21, 1887, Minnie S. Wood of Cornish, dau. of Lyman D. 
and Susan (Flowers) Wood, b. Jan. 11, 1865. Since marriage he has 
been lumberman, miller and farmer. Children : 

i. Daphna Wood, b. July 9, 1888. 
ii. TwiLA Minnie, b. Dec. 15, 1902. 

5. James Blaine^ Chadbourne (William Ek, Benjamin^) was b. Oct. 12 

1876; m. March 2, 1904, Ina J. Walker of Cornish, dau. of Martin L. and 
Ehzabeth M. (Bailey) Walker, b. Nov. 10, 1883. Res. on the Dea. 
Ripley Wellman farm. He has been selectman six years, preceding 1909. 
Children, all b. in town: 

i. William C, b. Jan. 17, 1905. 

ii. LuRA Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1906. 

iii. Paul James, b. Sept. 12, 1907. 


Frank J.3 Chadbourne {Alfred Cj, Benjamin^) was b. Feb. 1, 1868; m. 
June 12, 1894, Georgiana Peterson of Plainfield, dau. of John W. and 
Ella (Burnap) Peterson, b. June 15, 1872. Res. on the farm where his 
parents lived and died. Graduated Kimball Union Academy in 1889, 
and entered Dartmouth College; stayed two years and left it to care for 


his widowed mother. Has served several years on the school board of 
Cornish. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ralph P., b. June 1, 1895. 

ii. Ida B., b. June 21, 1897. 

iii. Ella E., b. March 10, 1905; d. Dec. 19, 1909. 


Levi and Chloe (Tolman) Chaffin were m. in Claremont Nov. 13, 1790, and 
most of their cliildren were b. there. They came and lived several years 
in Cornish. Children, first seven b. in Claremont: 

i. Chloe, b. Jan. 6, 1792; d. young. 

ii. Lyman, b. Feb. 5, 1793. 

iii. Betsey, b. March 13, 1795. 

iv. Levi, b. March 16, 1796. 

V. Chloe, 2d, b. July 28, 1798. 

vi. Charlotte, b. June 18, 1801. 

\di. Nancy, b. Feb. 1, 1804. 

viii. Lucy, b. Oct. 6, 1809, in Cornish. 


1. Dr. Josephs Chapman {Benjamin^, Samuel^% Edward^) was the oldest child 
of Capt. Benjamin and Jemima (Gates) Chapman and was b. Dec. 12, 
1757; m. in 1782, Martha Jirauld of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Reuben and 
Joanna (Spaulding) Jirauld, b. Aug. 2, 1759, and d. March 15, 1855, 
aged 95. He settled on the farm afterwards owned and occupied by 
Rev. D. P. Deming and more recently by Fred Read. He was a physi- 
cian and is said to have been one of the first of liis profession in town. 
He d. April 3, 1810, aged 53. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Joseph, Jr., b. Sept. 19, 1783; m. and lived in Irasburg, Vt. He d. 
in 1856. 

2. ii. BeNJAMiN, b. July 18, 1784. 

iii. James, b. Sept. 5, 1786. He d. Dec. 1, 1820. 

iv. Sally, b. July 14, 1789; m. March 12, 1813, Israel Chase of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Chase.) She d. Sept. 12, 1881, aged 92. 
v. Betsey, b. June 28, 1791; m. Sept. 30, 1810, Septimus Read, "a 

farmer in Cornish." Six children. (See Read.) She d. July 21, 

vi. Bela, b. July 19, 1793; m. a French and Indian girl and Uved in 

Mackinaw, Mich., and had several children. 

3. vii. Levi, b. Sept. 11, 1795. 

viii. John, b. July 19, 1797; m. July 22, 1820, Eliza Kissock, dau. of Dr. 
Kissock. Seven children, six sons and one daughter. He was a 
physician and practiced in Round Brook, N. J. He d. in 1876. 

4. ix. Harry, b. July 27, 1800. 

X. Reuben L, b. Dec. 11, 1803. A physician. Lived in Pictou, Can. 
Two children: Charles and Lydia. 


2. Benjamins Chapman (Joseph, Benjamin^ Samuel^^, Edward^) was b. 

July 18, 1784; m. , Theoda Colburn, dau. of John and Theoda 

(Dunham) Colburn, b. June 11, 1792, and d. Oct. 13, 1859, aged 67. He 
was a farmer and surveyor, a prominent man in his day, fihing many 
important positions in town and state. He drew plans of Cornish and 
adjoining towms and made surveys of nearly every road and farm in 
Cornish and Plainfield. He was also justice of the peace and legal 
counsellor for all requiring such services in these towTis. A man of firm 
integrity, unquestionable honor and sound judgment. He lived on the 
homestead of liis father till advanced in life; then a few years in Plain- 
field, where he d. Dec. 8, 1865, aged 81. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Emeline Louisa, b. Oct. 10, 1819; m. , George M. Chase of 

Cornish. Two cliildren. (See Chase.) She d. June 7, 1859. 
ii. Benjamin Wade, b. Jan. 29, 1821; m. May 17, 1848, Sarah Pliilhps 

of Plainfield. A carpenter and farmer before the Cml War. He 

then went as a drummer and d. in the service at Vicksburg, 

Miss., Aug. 7, 1863. Four children: 
iii. Martha Marietta, b. July 1, 1822; m. first, Leonard Conroy of 

Billerica, Mass.; m. second, John Tileston of Windsor, Vt., where 

she d. March 2, 1892. 
iv. Ellen Loretta, b. Sept. 28, 1823; m. first, Nov. 15, 1842, Newton 

Jackson of Cornish. Three children. (See Jackson.) Mr. 

Jackson d. April 2, 1871; m. second, Feb. 14, 1883, Jacob Beal, 

who d. Oct. 14, 1898. Living in So. Cornish in 1910. 
V. Pamelia Amanda, b. Jan. 20, 1826; m. July 12, 1857, Lewis Horton. 

No children. Res. at Dorchester, Mass. 
vi. Adelia Theoda, b. April 3, 1828. Never m.; d. Oct. 1, 1878, in 

vii. Sarah Maria, b. Jan. 25, 1831; m. July 20, 1872, Joseph Addison 


3. Levi6 Chapman (Joseph, Benjamin*, Samueb-\ Edward^) was b. Sept. 

13, 1795; m. Nov. 12, 1833, Alice Squires of Cornish, dau. of Justus 
and Peggy (Mason) Squires, b. July 30, 1813, and d. Jan. 1, 1889. He 
was a farmer. He d. March 9, 1872. Children: 

i. Alice M., b. July 20, 1834; d. Oct. 4, 1834. 

5. ii. Levi Lincoln, b. Aug. 30, 1835. 

iii. Martha E., b. Feb. 15, 1837; m. , Cheney. She d. April 6, 1889. 

iv. Helen E., b. March 9, 1838; d. May 20, 1858. 

V. Edward F., b. March 4, 1840; d. Oct. 16, 1865. 

vi. Isabel M., b. Jan. 27, 1845; m. Feb. 1, 1869, Lucius C. Stone of 
Plainfield. No children. 

4. Harrys Chapman (Joseph, Benjamin^, Samuel'-^, Edward^) was b. July 

27, 1800; m. — ■ — ■, Sophia Stone of Plainfield, dau. of David and Ruth 
(Kenyon) Stone, b. Aug. 24, 1800, and d. June 3, 1887. He d. April 10, 
1878. Children: 





Harry, Jr 







5. Levi Lincoln' Chapman {Levi^, Joseph, Benjamin*, Samueb-^, Edward^) 
was b. Aug. 30, 1835; m. Nov. 15, 1876, Effie R. Beal of Plainfield, dau. 
of Jacob and Charlotte (Read) Beal, b. March 17, 1853, and d. July 
6, 1888; m. second, Nov. 27, 1890, Mrs. Mary J. Bixby of Lyme, 
who d. Nov. 10, 1903, aged 62. Children, all by first wife and b. in 
Cornish (?): 

i. Irene C, b. March 17, 1878. 

ii. Norma K., b. Dec. 20, 1881; m. July 14, 1900, Frank H. Williams of 

Cornish. A dau. was b. to them Jan. 15, 1902. Their second, a 

son, was b. Sept. 5, 1903. 
iii. Dau., twin, d. at birth, June 16, 1888. 
iv. Effie R., twin, b. June 16, 1888, d. Aug. 11, 1888. 


Aquillai Chase, b. in Conway, Eng., in 1618, was the honored ancestor of 
all of this name who have ever lived in Cornish. With two of his brothers he 
came to America in 1639, and settled in Hampton. He m. Ann Wheeler, rem. 
to Newbury, Mass., in 1646 and d. there Dec. 27, 1670. They had eleven 

Their youngest son, Moses^, sometimes called "Ensign Moses," was b. Dec. 
24, 1663. He lived and d. in Newbury. He m. Nov. 10, 1684, Anne Follansbe. 
They had nine children. Their eldest son Daniel was b. Sept. 20, 1685; m. 
Jan. 2, 1707, Sarah March. Rem. to Sutton, Mass., about 1730, and d. there 
April 17, 1768, aged 83. They were the parents of ten children. Three of their 
sons: Samueb, Caleb"* and Moses*, with their famihes settled in Cornish. 
Some of them came at the time of settlement of the towm in 1765 and others 
soon followed. A few^ representative men of other families joined them in the 
work and hardships incident to the new settlement. 

At this time, and for many years following the Chase family were more num- 
erous than any other in town, and their influence of course, correspondingly 
large. Most of them were possessed of minds "not born to serve, but rule." 
Their motto, "Ne Cede Malis" (yield not to difficulty), was fully exemplified 
in their history as pioneers of Cornish, and that in a marked degree. But like 
other families, many of their records have been irrecoverably^ lost. Had the 
early settlers preserved them, it would have enabled the genealogist to have 
done ampler justice to the memory of those of whom we have just reason to be 

*Doubts have arisen that Caleb* ever lived in town, yet some of his children 
became residents, as the records show. (See Caleb branch.) 

Born September 2S, 1707, and died August 12, 1800, at Cornish, N. H. 


1. Samuel* Chase {Danieb, Moses'-, Aquilla^) commonly called "Judge 
Chase" was the eldest son of Daniel, and b. in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 
28, 1707. He m. in May, 1728, Mary Dudley, dau. of Samuel Dudley, 
Esq. She was b. Feb. 22, 1711, and d. in Cornish Feb. 12, 1789. 

The "memory of the just is blessed." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 

They, with most of their children, some of them having families of 
their own, left Sutton, Mass., and lived a few j'ears in Walpole, and then 
settled in Cornish among the first. He was the first justice of the 
peace in town, and as such, called the first town meeting. He was the 
first moderator, also the first selectman in to^vm for many years. He 
retained his physical and mental vigor to a remarkable degree, for, 
although about seventy years of age, he went with the regt. of his 
son. Col. Jonathan Chase, to Saratoga and Bennington in the autumn 
of 1777. He afterwards figured conspicuously in the "New Hamp- 
shire Grants Controversy" as the records abundantly show. His name 
appears in connection with nearly all public gatherings and documentary 
transactions in town for several j'ears. He was one of the judges for 
the Co. of Cheshire, which at that time included all the present terri- 
tory of Sullivan Co. 

After the death of his wife, Mary, in 1789, it is said he again m. In 
liis will, executed Aug. 2, 1794, he made a bequest, "To Ester: my dear 
and loving wife, This I do in consideration of my love and affection for 
her, and her kind treatment of me in my advanced age." He d. in 
Cornish Aug. 12, 1800, aged nearly 93. 

"Sweet peace and Heavenly hope and humble joy 
Divinely beam on his exalted soul, 
Destruction gild and crown him for the skies 
With incomparable luster bright." 

(Epitaph on his tomb.stone.) 

Children of Samuel" Chase, all b. before coming to Cornish: 

Samuel, Jr., b. Nov. 28, 1728. 

Dudley, b. Aug. 29, 1730. 

Jonathan, b. Dec. 6, 1732. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1735. 

March, b. June 21, 1738; m. first, Oct. 10, 1759, Beulah Coye. She 

d. May 7, 1795; m. second, Mary Dodge, dau. of Richard Dodge. 

No children, by either m. He d. Sept. 26, 1822. 
Mary, 1st, twin, b. July 2, 1740;d. young. 
Sarah, twin, b. July 2, 1740; m. March 9, 1758, Ebenezer Rawson. 

Fourteen children. He d. June 12, 1813. She d. Nov. 4, 1814. 

They lived in Sutton, Mass. 
Solomon, b. Sept. 8, 1742. 
Mary, 2d, b. Feb. 25, 1744; m. in 1764 Peter Bellows of Walpole. 

Ten children. She d. in Charlestown April 18, 1830. 















X. Anna, b. in 1749; m. in Sutton, Mass., in 1761, Daniel Putnam, also 
of Sutton. Six children. (See Putnam.) She d. in Cornish 
Oct. 28, 1820. 

xi. Abigail, b. July 15, 1753. 

2. Samuels Chase (Samueh, Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. Nov. 28, 1728, 

in Sutton, Mass.; m. May 29, 1751, Silence Stow of Grafton, Mass., b. 
in 1727, and d. in Cornish Nov. 19, 1794, aged 67. He d. July 10, 1790. 
Both buried in Cornish. Records of the children a little uncertain. 

i. Ruth, b. , 1753; m. Nov. 9, 1773, Nicholas Cady of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Cady.) She d. July 6, 1788, aged 35. 

6. ii. Samuel, b. , 1754. 

7. iii. Peter, b. , 1756. 

iv. Elizabeth, b , 1762; m. July 6, 1780, Abel Spaulding. She 

d. May 25, 1801, aged 39. 
V. Isaac, b. — — , 1764; m. in 1788 Mary Hunt and had nine children. 

They early removed to New London, and spent their lives there. 

His wife was b. in 1769, and d. in 1855, aged 85. He d. in 1840, 

aged 76. 
vi. Sarah E., b. , 1766; m. Feb. 6, 1793, Abel Johnson of Cornish, 

she being his second wife. Five children. (See Johnson.) She d. 

March 5, 1819, aged 53. 
vii. Joshua, b. Aug. 4, 1767; m. , Mary Chase (parentage unknown). 

She d. June 2, 1792, aged 26. No record of any children. He d. 

March 15, 1812. 

" Stop kind passenger and see. 
As I am now, so you must be. 
Prepare for death and follow me." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 

viii. Martha, b. ; m. April 23, 1798, Joseph Spaulding. 

3. Dudleys Chase {Samueb, Danieb, Moses"-, Aquilla^) b. Aug. 29, 1730, in 

Sutton, Mass.; m. Aug. 23, 1753, Ahce Corbett of Mendon, Mass., b. 
in 1732. 

If the honor of being the first settler in Cornish belongs to any one 
individual more than another it would seem that Dea. Dudley Chase 
can claim it. At the age of 35, in the strength of manhood and possessed 
of the spirit of enterprise and a desire to provide ample means for his 
already numerous family, he, with others, was the first to make a clear- 
ing in the wilds of Cornish. (See Settlement of Cornish for particulars.) 

Eight children were b. to this couple before coming to town and seven 
afterwards. The first white child b. in town was their ninth. In many 
respects this was a remarkable family. Fourteen of the fifteen children 
grew to maturity and filled useful and even brilhant positions in life. 
Five of the sons were educated at Dartmouth College, while the entire 
number sought and acquired liigh degrees of scholarly attainments. 


The modern student may well query : How did they? How could these 
young men be prepared for college under such circumstances? There 
were then no "Lessons in Latin made easy," no "Enghsh Notes," no 
"Ponies," but the boys just dug their way through with a determination 
that would astonish many a modern student, because filled with high 
aspirations and with the gladness of a pure and happy youth, all diffi- 
culties were overcome. 

All this was about seventy years before the first railroad car steamed 
up the Connecticut valley, crossing the farm once theirs, that brought 
the modern paraphernalia that is called Advanced Civilization. 

The relation of a circumstance here may be of interest to many. In 
1780 Deacon Chase began to consider ways and means for providing 
his family with homes for themselves. Being "well-to-do," he proposed 
to invest in more land. He therefore started out to explore the west 
branch of White River in Vermont. 

He made the journey on foot and alone. Late at night, weary and 
hungry he made liis camp in the unbroken forest, at a point near the 
present site of Chi-ist's Church in Bethel, Vt. He found a convenient 
stone for a pillow and there spent the night. He fell asleep, and, like 
Jacob of old, dreamed a similar dream. He interpreted this as a token 
that he had found the land that he was seeking. Upon awakening and 
resuming his search, he saw that the meadow lands up the branch were 
fair and fertile. He therefore concluded to make an extensive purchase 
of land, and named it Bethel and the western part Gilead, and Bethel- 
Gilead it has been unto this day. 

Several of his family and their children subsequently settled in Bethel, 
being the first settlers of that towoi. 

Deacon Chase and wife, however, never removed their home from 
Cornish, but each hved to an advanced age. After her death which 
occurred Sept. 13, 1813, he at times conceived liimself away from home 
and would piteously beseech his family to take him home. Still, at times, 
he would visit his wife's grave with unclouded reason, and he caused 
this couplet to be inscribed on her tombstone: 

"An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave. 
Legions of angels can't confine me there." 

He sur\'ived her but a few months, d^ing April 13, 1814. 
On his tombstone is ^Titten: 

"This is the way to immortality." 

Children of Dea. Dudlej^ and Ahce (Corbett) Chase: 

i. John, b. April 30, 1754; d. in July of same year, aged 11 weeks. 

ii. Mercy, b. April 6, 1755; m. Sept. 7, 1778, Stephen Child of Cornish. 

Eleven children. (See Child.) She d. Dec. 27, 1835. 
iii. Lois, b. Aug. 16, 1756; m. Dec. 9, 1779, Benjamin Smith of Bethel, 

Vt., b. Dec. 6, 1753, and d. Sept. 12, 1822. Lived in Bethel, 

where she d. Jan. 4, 1832. Twelve children. 


iv. Simeon, b. June 14, 1758; m. March 9, 1789, Mary M. March, b.. 
in 1755, and d. July 20, 1847, aged 92. Two children: Simeon, 
Jr., b. in 1796, and Nancy, b. Nov. 25, 1789. Lived in Bethel, 
Vt., where he d. Sept. 6, 1847, aged 89. A farmer. 

V. Abigail, b. Nov. 9, 1759; m. Jan. 4, 1779, John Morse, then of 
Cornish. Eight children. (See Morse.) She d. July 17, 1792. 

vi. Salmon, b. July 14, 1761. (See sketch.) 
8. vii. Ithamar, b. Sept. 27, 1762. 

viii. Baruch, b. March 27, 1764. A graduate of Dartmouth College; m, 
Ellen Wiggin, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Clement) Wiggin. 
Two children. Established himself in the successful practice 
of law at Hopkinton; was solicitor of Hillsborough Co. nine years; 
pres. of Merrimack Co. Bank; a much beloved and respected 
official citizen. He d. March 4, 1841. 

ix. Alice, b. Oct. 17, 1765. The first white child b. in Cornish; m. 
April 5, 1789, Bibi L. Cotton. Three children. She was a 
woman of superior attainments. It is said that she could repeat 
the whole of Homer's Iliad and that when her brothers were in 
college, she kept up with each of them severally in Latin and 
Greek. Res. in Bethel, Vt., where she d. Nov. 29, 1844. Sev- 
eral distinguished famiUes are among her descendants. 

X. Sarah, b. Sept. 14, 1767; m. Jireh Durkee. One son. She d. in Bur- 
lington, Vt., July 2, 1825, aged 58. 

xi. Daniel Corbett, b. Jan. 13, 1769. He never m; a physician, giving 
promise of great usefulness; d. at Philadelphia Aug. 14, 1798, 
"of Yellow Fever, which like the Plague in London, in 1665, 
clothed the city in Sackcloth." 

xii. Heber, b. Sept. 2, 1770. Also a physician of fine acquirements and 
promise, but he d. Sept. 4, 1798, in Demerara, S. A. Never m. 

xiii. Dudley, b. Dec. 30, 1771. (See sketch.) 

xiv. Rachel, b. June 10, 1773; m. June 9, 1802, Dr. Joseph A. Dennison, 
who was b. in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 22, 1774, .and d. Sept. 4, 
1855. He was a very successful phj^sician; lived in Royalton, 
Vt., where they spent their lives. She d. Aug. 23, 1858, aged 84. 
Nine children. "The descendants of this worthy couple are 
numerous, all of them worthy of high places in the honorable 
estimation of friends. Many of them are men and women of 
high professional standing in various parts of the country." 
Their youngest son, Hon. Dudley Chase Dennison, ex.-M. C, 
b. Sept. 13, 1819, was living in his native towTi in 1904. 

XV. Philander, b. Dec. 14, 1775. (See sketch.) 

4. Jonathans Chase {Samueb, Danieb, Moses-, Aquilla^) was was b, Dec. 6, 
1732. (For military record see sketch.) He m. first, Nov. 28, 1759, 
Thankful Sherman of Grafton, Mass., b. in 1739 and d. Nov. 25, 1768, 
aged 29, leaving five children; m. second, Oct. 22, 1770, Sarah Hall, dau. 
of Rev. David Hall of Sutton, Mass., b. Dec. 15, 1742, and d. Oct. 
13, 1806, aged 63. He d. Jan. 12, 1800. Children by Thankful Sherman: 


i. Prudence, b. Aug. 5, 1760; m. March 11, 1778, Nathaniel Hall. 

Nine children. (See Hall.) She d. April 3, 1808. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. in 1765; m. Jan. 16, 1791, Dr. Nathan Smith then a 

physician in Cornish. (See Dr. Nathan Smith.) She d. April 

24, 1793. 

iii. Polly (Mary), b. ; m. , Ebenezer Brewer. She d. , 

iv. Son, twin, unnamed, b. in 1768, and d. in Aug. of same year. 
V. Son, twin, unnamed, b. in 1768, and d. in Aug. of same year. 

Children by Sarah Hall: 

9. vi. Jonathan, b. Nov. 21, 1771. 

vii. David Hall, b. Feb. , 1774; a graduate of Dartmouth Col., 

class 1793. He d. Aug. 18, 1794. A young man of great promise, 
viii. Sarah Hall, b. ; m. in 1794, Dr. Nathan Smith, her deceased 

sister's husband, and by him had ten children. (See Dr. N. 

Smith.) She d. . 

10. ix. Lebbeus, b. Jan. 21, 1779. 

X. Parmelia, b. Nov. 8, 1780; m. in 1803, Samuel Paine (her cousin). 

Nine children. (See Paine.) She d. June 14, 1855, aged 75. 
xi. Gratia, b. , 1782; m. in 1805, Dr. Erastus Torrey, then of 

Windsor, Vt. Three children. She d. Aug. 4, 1826. 

5. Solomons Chase {Samueh, Daniel', Moses\ Aquilla^) b. Sept. 1, 1742; 

m. (by his father) June 15, 1767, Sarah March, b. May 18, 1744, and d. 
Oct. 6, 1840, aged 96. He was a physician of considerable note and one 
of the first in town. Settled at first in Walpole as a physician but came 
to Cornish with his family before the Revolution. Was in the service of 
the Revolution chiefly as a surgeon in the army. Was under orders to- 
thus serve three of the N. H. Regts. during the fall of 1777. After the 
war was over he still continued in practice till near the close of his life. 
He d. Nov. 1, 1828. The first two children were b. in Walpole and the 

rest in Cornish: 


i. Solomon Huse, b. March 7, 1768; m. Jan. 22, 1792, Polly Hall. 

ii. Samuel March, b. Nov. 13, 1772; m. in Feb., 1803, Ruth Curtis 
Child, dau. of Stephen and Mercy (Chase) Child, b. Dec. 25, 
1780, and. d. March 11, 1856. Ten children. Lived in Langdon. 
He d. Feb., 1820. 

iii. Daniel Pierce, b. Oct. 9, 1775. 

iv. Jacob, b. Sept. 12, 1777; d. Sept. 8, 1780. 

V. Mary, b. June 5, 1782; d. April 24, 1809. 

11. vi. Bela, b. March 30, 1784. 

vii. Sarah, b. April 25, 1787. Became a nun, "took the veil " and entered 
the convent at Montreal, Canada, and spent her life there. The 
date of her death is not known. 

viii. John, b. April 20, 1789. Lived in Canada, near Niagara Falls. 

6. Samuels Chase {Saviueb-\ Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^), usually knowTi as- 

Samuel, 3d, was b. in 1754; m. first, Nov. 12, 1772, Elizabeth Leet, b. 


ill 1750, and d. March 24, 1781, in Claremont; m. second, Sept. 20, 1781, 
Damaris Sabin, b. in 1749, and d. Sept. 9, 1825, aged 76. He d. Oct. 
1838, aged 84. 

"One of the first settlers in town and a soldier of the Revolution." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 
Children by Elizabeth Leet: 

i. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1773; m. Feb. 27, 1791, Wilham LesUe. Three 
children. (See Leslie.) She d. June 28, 1797, aged nearly 24. 

ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1775; m. Nov. 10, 1796, James Balloch. Nine 
children. (See Balloch.) She d. Nov. 26, 1840, aged 65. 

iii. An infant, d. Aug. 8, 1777. 

iv. Samuel, b. March 13, 1779; moved to Hardwick, Vt., and d. there. 

v. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1781 ; d. April 6, 1803, aged 22. 

Children by Damaris Sabin: 

12. vi. Charles, b. May 7, 1783. 

13. vii. George, b. March 29, 1787. 

viii. LuciNDA, b. Nov. 16, 1789; m. , Howard Bugbee. 

ix. Levina, b. . She also m. , Howard Bugbee (2d wife). 

X. Lucia Ann (?). 

7. Peters Chase {Samuel^-'', Danieb, Hoses'^, Aquilla^) was b. in 1756; m. 

Dec. 13, 1778, Sarah Cady, b. Nov. 29, 1757, and d. May 3, 1826. He 
d. July 17, 1792, aged 36. After his death, his wid. m. Oct. 8, 1794, 
Thomas Young. She had six children by Mr. Chase and three by her 
last husband. (See Young.) 

i. Susanna, b. Aug. 28, 1781; m. , Benjamin Rich. She d. Aug. 

8, 1811, aged 30. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1782; d. unm. June 4, 1811, aged 29. 
iii. Sarah, b. March 2, 1783, in Cornish; m. Oct. 6, 1812, Nahum Sturte- 

vant. One child, Nahum Chase Sturtevant. (See Sturtevant.) 

She d. March 16, 1836. 
iv. Peter, Jr., b. in Cornish, May 6, 1785; m. Nov. 28, 1810, Martha, 

dau. of E. Stevens, b. in Plainfield Feb. 22, 1785, and d. Jan. 28, 

1850. He d. May 9, 1850. They both lived and d. in Boscawen. 

They had five children: 1. Simon Peter. 2. Sophrona. 3. 

Sarah EUzabeth. 4. Sylvester S. 5. Wilham Henry. One 

of these children d. in Cornish Nov. 13, 1829, aged 7. 
v. ZiBA, b. in 1788; d. Oct. 14, 1791. 
vi. Sanford, b. April, 1791; d. March 11, 1792. 

8. Ithamar6 Chase {Dudleys, Samueh, Danieb, Moses'', Aquilla^) was b. Sept. 

27, 1762, in Sutton, Mass. (See sketch.) He m. June 26, 1792, Janette 
Ralston of Keene, dau. of Alexander and Janette Ralston, both of Scot- 
land. She was b. Julj^ 26, 1773, in Charlestown, Mass. He d. in Keene 
Aug. 8, 1817. Children: 

i. A child, date of birth and name unknown. 


ii. Hannah Ralston, b. Dec. 23, 1794; m. Sept. 16, 1818, John Whipple, 

Esq., of Dunbarton. 
iii. Alexander Ralston, b. April 17, 1797. 
iv. Abigail Corbett, b. May 26, 1799. 
V. Dudley Heber, b. Sept. 14, 1801. 
vi. Janette Logan, b. Nov. 8, 1804. 
vii. Alice J., b. Oct. 29, 1805. 

viii. Salmon Portland, b. Jan. 13, 1808. (See Sketch.) 
ix. Edward Ithamar, b. May 2, 1810. 
X. William Frederic, b. June 8, 1813. 
xi. Helen Maria, b. Sept. 26, 1815. (Bapt. Nov. 12, 1815.) 
(One of the above daughters m. Dr. Isaac Rich. 

9. Jonathans Chase {Jonathan^, Samueh, Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. 

Nov. 21, 1771; m. June 8, 1796,* Hannah Ralston of Keene, a sister of 
Mrs. Ithamar Chase, b. May 23, 1775, and d. Feb. 17, 1845. He res. 
in the large sightly residence now owned and occupied by Henry A. 
Weld. This house was built by Jonathans Chase and for many years he 
kept an inn there. He d. June 5, 1843. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary Dunbar, b. May 11, 1797; m. Nov. 5, 1832, Rev. George 
Leonard, then rector of Trinity Church. He d. June 28, 1834, 
aged 51. She d. March 25, 1864. 

ii. Elizabeth Malvina, b. Feb. 3, 1799; d. March 10, 1817. 

iii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 9, 1801. A physician in Lockport, N. Y. He d. 
Dec. 17, 1852. 

iv. Alexander Ralston, b. Sept. 24, 1802. Also a physician in Lock- 
port, N. Y.; m. Oct. 21, 1834, Emily G. Cook of Cornish. He d. 
in May, 1887. 

v. David Hall, b. May 5, 1805. Never m. but always lived on the 
homestead. Had a peculiar voice, always on a high key, for 
which reason he was called "Squeaking David." He d. Aug. 
26, 1876, aged 71. 

vi. James Balloch, b. May 29, 1807. "Educated and became a teacher." 
He d. in 1865. 

vii. George Francis, b. Nov. 22, 1809; d. Nov. 24. 

viii. Samuel Logan, b. Nov. 4, 1811 ; d. July 1, 1882. 

ix. Nathan Buckley, b. Aug. 1, 1813. A prominent physician of Hol- 
yoke, Mass. He d. Aug. 28, 1888, leaving a wid. and four chil- 
dren. Was a surgeon in the army, also practiced at Newmarket 
and Lockport, N. Y. 

X. William Prescott, b. April 13, 1815, d. young. 

10. Lebbeus H.6 Chase (Jonathan^, Samuel*, Daniel^, Moses\ Aquilla^) b. 

Jan. 21, 1779, in Cornish; m. first, Feb. 19, 1809, Nancy, dau. of Simeon 
and Mary (March) Chase of Bethel, Vt., b. Nov. 25, 1789, and d. June 

*Claremont History, page 315, says Jonathan Chase of Cornish m. July 4, 
1790, Mary Osgood of Claremont. She was probably his first wife. 



15, 1814; m. second, Jan. 8, 1815, Nizaula March of Millbury, Mass., 
b. April 7, 1797, and d. July 25, 1840. Mr. Chase was a farmer and 
always lived in Cornish on the farm inherited from his father. Was 
commissioned Col. in the 15th Regt. N. H. Militia. Was made a Master 
Mason in Hiram Lodge at Claremont June 4, 1800, and a Royal Arch 
Mason in Rutland, Vt. Was a man of courteous bearing and much 
respected. He d. Feb. 22, 1865, aged 86, in the same house in which he 
was born. Children, by Nancy Chase, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Samuel Roscoe, b. Nov. 25, 1809; m. first, March 26, 1828, Lydia, 
dau. of Zaccheus and Jerusha (Adams) Spaulding. She d. March 
20, 1867, in Chicago; m. second, Dec. 14, 1868, Mrs. Aurilla 
Ellis, wid. of Seneca Ellis of Cornish; she d. Aug. 22, 1905, aged 
94-1. No children by either m. He d. Aug. 7, 1889. 

ii. Simeon March, b. Sept. 24, 1811. Never m. He Hved on the home- 
stead till he d. June 28, 1892. 

iii. Solon Smith, b. July 15, 1813; m. June 17, 1866, Anna Lucinda 
Putnam. He d. in Bethel, Vt., Feb. 18, 1883. Two children: 
1. Mary Nancy, b. Aug. 2, 1871; d. Feb. 8, 1884. 2. Ahce 
Corbett, b. May 24, 1876; d. June 5, 1900. 

Children by Nizaula March, all b. in Cornish: 

iv. Ebenezer Brewer, b. Nov. 30, 1815. Never m. Studied and prac- 
ticed medicine several years; was considered quite skillful in his 
profession, but was rather eccentric in hi.s ways and manners. 
He d. Jan. 21, 1855, in Cornish. 

v. Nancy Malvina, b. Aug. 10, 1817; d. Sept. 2, 1832, in Cornish. 

vi. Francis Bartjch, b. March 26, 1819. Graduated Kimball Union 
Academy in class 1839; Dartmouth College, class of 1843. A 
teacher of excellent promise. Went south and taught in Lexing- 
ton, Ga., one year and d. in N. Y. City Dec. 12, 1844. Never m. 

vii. Hannah Whipple Patch, b. Sept. 15, 1821; d. in Cornish Oct. 17, 
1861. Unm. 
14. viii. Dudley Tappan, b. April 2, 1823. 

ix. Confucius Sullivan, b. July 6, 1827; m. Feb. 3, 1864, Sophia I. 
Mitchell, dau. of Daniel E. Mitchell. He d. in Pittsburg, Pa., 
Sept. 17, 1864. 

X. Henry Clay, b. June 6, 1830; m. Nov. 24, 1870, Mrs. Sophia I. 
(Mitchell) Chase, wid. of his brother, Confucius Sullivan. She 
d. Dec. 26, 1891, at Glasgow, Pa. He d. at same place on July 
20, 1894. 

11. Belas Chase {Solomon^, Samuel", Daniel^, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. March 
30, 1784; m. Dec. 24, 1812, Ahce Child of Cornish, dau. of Stephen and 
Mercy (Chase) Child, b. April 2, 1787, and d. May 6, 1857, in Oregon, 
111. Quiet and unpretending and of strict integrity, he spent his life 
on the farm where he was b. wliich is about one fourth mile south of 
Trinity Church. He d. Sept. 9, 1841, aged 57. Children, all b. in Cornish. 


15. i. John Franklin, b. , 1813. 

16. ii. Oran Corbett, b. July 31, 1816. 

iii. Sarah Jane, b. , 1819; d. July 24, 1838. 

17. iv. Francis Xavier, b. June 23, 1824. 

V. Mary Ursula, b. , 1830; d. unm. in Windsor, July 26, 1853. 

12. Charles' Chase (Samueh-^-i, Danieb, Noses'^, Aquilla^) was b. May 7, 

1783; m. Dec. 19, 1816, Olive Colston of Weathersfield, Vt. He was 
naturally a very capable man, but it is said he became ruined by habits 
of intoxication. His wife obtained a divorce in 1836 and guardians were 
appointed over him the remainder of his life. A farmer and also a black- 
smith. Was once a Capt. in the State Militia and one of the selectmen. 
He Hved on the river road just north of the Balloch farm. He d. Jan. 
15, 1865, aged 82. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1819; d. unm. in Hartland, Vt., Jan. 26, 1865. 
ii. Charles, Jr., b. Dec. 14, 1820; m. May 6, 1852, Ameha L. Outten. 

Two children. He d. Feb. 16, 1892, in Ky. 
iii. William, b. Oct. 14, 1822; d. Aug. 20, 1862, in Ky. 
iv. Minerva, b. Sept. 5, 1825; m. R. H. Rice. One dau., Ella Ada. 

13. George' Chase {Sainueb-^-", Danieb, Moses"^, Aquilla^) was b. 

March 29, 1787; m. March, 1812, Clarissa, dau. of Moses and Susanna 
(Henderson) Cook, b. Feb. 26, 1787, and d. March 11, 1851. He d. in 
1840. Children, the first four b. in Cornish, the rest in Claremont: 

i. George Sam, b. Nov. 22, 1812; d. young. 

ii. Susan Sophia, b. March 20, 1815; m. first, Geo. Whittaker of Troy, 
N. Y.; m. second, Sidney Brooks. She d. Dec. 8, 1885. 

iii. Harriet Lucinda, b. April 16, 1817; m. Oct. 3, 1838. She d. Jan. 
27, 1877. 

iv. Lucia Ann, b. Nov. 3, 1819; m. Aug. 6, 1845, Edward Wood. She 
d. in Chicago, 111., July 28, 1894. 

V. Lucius Cook, b. May 31, 1822; m. Abbie Moore, of Hancock. He 
d. in Boston in Oct., 1881. 

vi. Henry Fiske, b. Oct. 1, 1826; m. Jan. 27, 1859, Caroline S. Hop- 
kins. He d. Feb. 18, 1888. 

14. Dudley Tappan' Chase (Lebbeus^, Jonathan'; Sarmiel*, DanieU, Moses*, 

Aquilla^) was b. April 2, 1823, on the old General Chase homestead in 
the first two-story house built in town. Lived there till 1840. Gradu- 
ated Kimball Union Academy, class of 1844; Dartmouth College, class 
1848. Studied law. Admitted to the bar in 1849. Practiced at Wind- 
sor, Vt., till 1863, when, owing to ill health, he retired from its practice 
and purchased a farm in Claremont where he resided till his death, Dec. 
31, 1898. 

Mr. Chase was one of the prime movers in the organization of the 
Grange in N. H. at the time of its introduction into the state. He was 
the first master of the State Grange, which office he held six years. Was 


a member of the National Grange for seven years. Wrote many articles 
on Grange topics. Was also a prominent Mason, as was Ms father and 
grandfather. His services in Grange and Lodge work have been greatly 
and justly appreciated. He m. first, Nov. 12, 1851, Mrs. Adalaide G. 
Merrifield of Windsor, Vt., b. Sept. 4, 1822, and d. Sept. 8, 1856; m. 
second, Feb. 4, 1858, Mrs. Sula (Powers) Smith, b. Oct. 5, 1826, dau. of 
Capt. Obed and Cynthia (Comings) Powers of Cornish. She d. April 
3, 1905. Children by first wife, b. in Windsor, Vt. : 

i. Edwaed Campbell, b. July 2, 1853; d. Aug. 12, 1854. 
ii. Francis Dudley, b. Feb. 27, 1856; d. Jan. 10, 1857. 

Child by second wife, b. in Windsor, Vt. : 

iii. Lucy Adalaide, b. Feb. 4, 1859; d. Feb. 8, 1859. 

15. John Franklin' Chase {Bela^, Solomon^, Samueh, Danieb, Moses^, 

Aquilla^) was b. , 1813; m. , Mary Cummings, dau. of 

Amos P. Cummings, b. July 3, 1806, and d. Oct. 15, 1867. He was a 
general mechanic. He built the house at the junction of brooks, since 
used as a parsonage for the Methodist Church. He rem. for a short time 
to Munroe, Ashtabula Co., O., but his health failing he returned east 
to Windsor, Vt., where he d. March 10, 1849. His wid. afterwards, 
Aug. 24, 1851, m. Geo. W. Townsend. Children: 

i. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1834, in Munroe, 0., m. Feb. 21, 1854, 
Dr. W. W. Gould of Ingersol, Canada. Five children. They 
res. in Rochelle, 111. 

ii. Franklin Augustin, b. Aug. 18, 1835, in Munroe, O. A first-class 
machinist and has since been railroading during the principal 
business portion of his hfe. Is still (1905) general master 
mechanic of a portion of the C, B. and Q. R. R., it being the 
five lines in Missouri; res. at St. Joseph, Mo. Retired in 1909. 
Res. (1910) in Los Angeles, Cal. 

iii. James Edwin, b. Oct. 8, 1838, in Cornish. A student of Norwich 
Mil. Academy in 1855-56, but went on a whaling ship from New 
York and d. in San Francisco, Cal., the winter of 1858-59. 

16. Oran Corbett' Chase {Bela^, Solomon^, Samueh, Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^) 

was b. July 31, 1816; m. first, Nov. 10, 1846, Lucia Curtis Chase of 
Cornish, dau. of Freeman and Mary (Chase) Chase, b. Aug. 9, 1816. 
He lived on the homestead six years after m. and then rem. to Eau 
Claire, Wis., in 1853, where his wife d. April 13, 1858, leaving five cliil- 
dren. She was buried in Durand, Wis. He m. second. May 3, 1860, 
Harriet J. Hadley, b. June 25, 1831, d. Nov. 23, 1890. He was a farmer 
and d. March 3, 1877, in Eau Claire. Children, first three b. in Cornish, 
the rest in Eau Claire : 

i. Clara Henrietta, b. Oct. 16, 1847; m. Horace S. Hadley. She d. in 

Feb., 1903. 
ii. Jane Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1849; m. Henry F. Hadley. She d. in 

March, 1893. 


iii. Emily Augusta, b. June 7, 1851 ; m. Charles H. Daub. Four cliil- 

dren. Live near Eau Claire, Wis. 
iv. Edward Austin, b. Nov. 12, 1852; d. March 19, 1886. 
V. Fred Harrison, b. July 29, 1857; d. Feb. 22, 1858. 

By second wife : 

vi. Benjamin Francis, b. Dec. 31, 1861, and d. same day. 

vii. Francis Henry, b. June 5, 1863; d. Nov. 24, 1881. 

viii. Harriet Eliza, b. June 23, 1865; m. Morrill J. Trott. Six children. 

ix. Hiram Warren, b. Aug. 25, 1867; m. June 24, 1896, Anna L. Hobbs. 

Three sons. An insurance agent. 
X. Daniel Alfred, b. Jan. 6, 1870; m. in 1893, Minnie Hanson. Two 

sons. Live in Milton, Wash. 

17. Francis Xavier' Chase (Bela^, Solomon^, Samuel*, Danieb, Moses*, 
Aquilla^) was b. June 23, 1824; m. first, in 1850, Laura E. Harlow, b. in 
Charlestown March 4, 1830, and d. May 25, 1862; m. second, in 1864, 
Jennie E. Wetherbee of Madison, Wis. He was a civil engineer and was 
employed on different railroads of the west. He d. Sept. 13, 1866, in 
St. Paul, Minn. Children by first wdfe: 

i. Fred Willis, b. April 26, 1852; m. Sept. 5, 1876, Almira Stratton of 

Greenfield, Mass., b. July 13, 1854. Two children. He d. in 

ii. M.\RY Alice, 1st, b. in 1853, and d. in 1855. 
iii. Mary Alice, 2d, b. July 29, 1856, and d. Nov. 7, 1871. 
iv. Nettie Laura, b. Aug. 25, 1861. Adopted by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. 

Glidden of Charlestown, and named changed to Glidden. She 

d. Nov. 3, 1887, in Cal. 

Child by second wife: 

V. Frank Linton, b. May 23, 1865; m. Nov. 12, 1895, Sarah W. Forbes 
of O. A civil engineer; res., Columbus, O. 

1. Calebs Chase, a brother of Samuel^ and Moses^ (DanieP, Moses'', Aquilla^) 
was b. Nov. 29, 1722, in Newbury, Mass. He m. April — , 1745, 
Sarah, dau. of David and Phebe Prince, b. April 28, 1727, d. Feb. 15, 
1803. Mr. Chase d. Oct. 2, 1808. The records of his descendants are 
more obscure than those of his brothers, Samuel and Moses. Some of its 
branches have been well preserved, but the greater part appear to be 
covered in the shades of the past. It has been supposed that he and his 
family came to town soon after his brothers came, and possibly lived 
and died here. Yet neither his, nor his wife's, name appears on any tablet 
in the cemeteries of the town, and the proportion of the marked graves 
of this branch of Chases being less than that of his brothers, leads one 
to think that his large family largely scattered away from town. 
Children : 

i. Phebe, b. April 7, 1747; d. an infant. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1748; m. Oct. 17, 1770, John Woodbury. 















iii. Nehemiah, b. Feb. 28, 1751; m. Dec. 17, 1778, Vashti Batcheller. 

He d. Oct. 5, 1808. 
iv. David Prince, b. Jan. 15, 1753; m. first, Dec. 2, 1777, Sarah Green- 
wood. She d. ; m. second , Judith Brown. 

Caleb, Jr., b. March 19, 1755. 

Joseph, b. March 13, 1757. 

Sarah, b. May 1, 1759; m. Dec. 12, 1781, Peter Dudley. 

John, b. March 12, 1761; m. first, Feb. 8, 1795, Polly Drury; m. 
second, Sept. 29, 1799, Elizabeth Parker. 

Stephen, b. April 26, 1763. 

Moses, b. Nov. 5, 1765; m. Oct. 8, 1789, Betty Brown. 

D.\NiEL, b. Jan. 9, 1768. 

Israel, b. March 21, 1770. 

Rachel, b. Oct. 18, 1772; m. Nov. 6, 1791, David Dudley. She d. 
Aug. 24, 1799. 

Calebs Chase {Calebs Danieh, Moses-^, Aquilla^) wAs b. March 19, 1755; 

m. , Tabitha Bemis, b. , 1755, and d. Feb. 25, 1831, aged 

76. One record says they came to Cornish from Brookfield, Mass., in 
1780, with a small family; the rest of the children were b. in town. Mr. 
Chase d. Jan. — , 1843. Children : 

i. Persis, b. April 18, 1775; m. — ■ — , Cyrus Freeman of Plainfield- 
She d. July 22, 1793, aged 19. No issue. 

ii. Henry B., b. Jan. 27, 1777; m. — -, Dolly Bean; settled in 
Warner and was a prominent lawyer there; was first post- 
master of Warner, representative, senator, clerk of the senate, 
speaker of the house in 1817, first register of probate for 
Merrimack Co. He d. Jan. 11, 1854. Four children. 

iii. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1779. 

iv. Phebe, b. March 28, 1781; m. June 18 (or 26, town record), 1804, 
Jolin Parmelee of Newport. Settled and lived there. Had nine 
children. She d. Sept. 30, 1838. 

v. Caleb Sewall, b. May 18, 1783. 

vi. Judith, b. July 25, 1785. 

vii. Catharine, b. July 27, 1788. 

viii. Daniel, b. Aug. 26, 1790. 

ix. Sarah P., b. March 27, 1796. 

X. Nehemiah, b. Sept. 8, 1798, d. April 5, 1813. 

Josephs Chase {Calebs, Daniel^, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. March 13, 1757; 
m. Oct. 16, 1784, Polly Jirauld of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Reuben 

and Joanna (Spaulding) Jirauld, b. , 1761, and d. July 28, 1845. 

Mr. Chase d. Feb. 20, 1834, aged 77. Children, supposed b. in Cornish: 

i. Sophia, b. Aug. 22, 1785; m. March 26, 1809, Daniel Jackson of 
Cornish. No children. She d. Feb. 12, 1836. 

ii. Joseph, Jr., b. Oct. 8, 1787. 

iii. Polly (or Mary), b. Nov. 16, 1789; m. March 21, 1815, Jesse Kimball 
of Cornish. (See Kimball.) She d. April — , 1878. 


iv. Reuben, b. Feb. 4, 1792; d. Nov. 16, 179G. 

8. V. Theodore, b. Feb. IG, 1794. 

vi. Joanna, b. May 10, 1796; m. Oct. 8, 1817, Seth Johnson of Cornish. 
Eight children. (See Johnson.) She d. Sept. 10, 1849. 

9. vii. Jacob, b. March 20, 1799. 

viii. Cyrus, b. Oct. 5, 1801; d. July 31, 1803. 

ix. Ursula, b. Nov. 26, 1S03; m. Dec. 25, 1826, John Tyler Freeman of 
Cornish. Three children. (See Freeman.) She d. May 22, 1849. 
X. Caleb, b. May 10, 1806; d. March 10, 1808. 

4. Stephens Chase {Calebs Daniel^, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. April 26, 1763; 

m. •, Betsey Batchelder. They lived in Keene. He d. April 6, 

1830. She d. April 12, 1850, aged 83. Children: 

i. Caleb, b. Jan. 29, 1789; d. single, aged 26, April 7, 1814. 

ii. Stephen, Jr., b. March 19, 1791. Was killed by a falling tree June 

8, 1797. 

iii. Betsey, b. April 20, 1793; m. , Ruel Blake. 

iv. Bela, b. Dec. 2, 1795; m. first, Ehza Abbott; m. second, Edee White. 

He d. Jan. 31, 1868. 
v. Stephen, 2d, b. July 18, 1798; m. Louisa Dickinson, 
vi. ZiBA, b. July 12, 1800; d. unm. July 7, 1850. 
vii. Charles, b. July 17, 1803; m. June 7, 1832, Hannah Chase. He d. 

Aug. 4, 1866. 
vili. Hosea, b. April 23, 1805; m. Hannah Britton. 
ix. Rebecca, b. Jan. 23, 1808; m. first, Joel Kendall; m. second, Hastings 

X. Albe, b. July 13, 1812; m. Nov. 13, 1838, Miriam Chase of Keene, 

dau. of Moses and Miriam (Twitchel) Chase of Athol, Mass., b. 

Sept. 1, 1820, and d. March 7, 1900. Lived several years in 

Cornish, then rem. to Springfield, Vt., where he d. Nov. 1, 1874, 

and was buried in Keene. Had five children.* 

With us thy name shall live 

Through succeeding years 
Embalmed with all our hearts can give, 

Our praises and our tears. 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

5. Daniels Chase (Calebs Daniel^ Moses"-, Aquilla^) was b. Jan. 9, 1768; m. 

fii'st, Feb. 28, 1796, Mary Fitch of, b. Nov. 2, 1775; m. second, 
Sept. 30, 1804, Mehitable Woodbury of Sutton, Mass.; m. third, Nov. 
1, 1807, Nancy Strowbridge of Claremont, b. July 9, 1786. Mr. Chase 
came from Sutton, Mass., first to Cornish, where he m. his first wife, 
and soon afterwards he went to Claremont, where he built the Sullivan 
House in 1794 and was its proprietor till his death. He was a very 
popular landlord. He d. Dec. 2, 1840. Children by Mary Fitch: 

* A son was b. to them in Cornish July 31, 1850. 


i. Polly (or Mary), b. Jan. 11, 1797; m. Oct. — , 1817, Austin Corbin 

of Nev\'port. She d. Nov. 7, 1869. 
ii. Daniel P., b. Jan. 22, 1799; m. Oct. — , 1825, Diantha P. Day. 

He d. July 31, 1856. A son, Daniel Fitch, m. Sept. 1, 1847, 

Mehitable H. Atwood of Cornish, dau. of Wm. and Rhoda. 

Two sons: 1. James E. P., b. May 15, 1851, a railroad engineer. 

2. Frank Morton, b. Aug. 25, 1858, also in railroad employ. He 

d. . Daniel F., d. Nov. 22, 1890. 

Children by Mehitable Woodbury: 

iii. Sarah P., b. Nov. 11, 1801; d. Nov. 17, 1818. 
iv. Willard W., b. Nov. 10, 1805; m. Sept. — , 1833, Maria Dunlap. 
He d. Aug. 9, 1873. 

Children by Nancy Strowbridge: 

V. HiTTY W., b. Feb. 3, 1811; m. Feb. 11, 1834, Amos A. Watson, who 

d. Aug. 30, 1897. She d. April 8, 1881. They left one son who 

was killed by the cars, April 27, 1901. 
vi. Emily, b. Aug. 30, 1815; m. Oct. 5, 1840, A. B. Currier. Two daus. 

She d. at Oak Park, 111., in 1897. Mr. Currier d. Nov. 21, 1876. 
\'ii. Sarah, b. Nov. 4, 1821 ; m. Dec. 25, 1843, C. F. Norton. Six children. 

She d. Feb. 13, 1870. 
viii. Nancy, b. Nov. 7, 1823; m. Dec. 25, 1840, Luther Farwell. Two 

daus. She d. Feb. 5, 1907. 
ix. James H., b. March 14, 1830; m. Dec. 25, 1854, Augusta S. Lamprey. 

Four cliildren. He d. Aug. 1, 1893. 

6. Israels Chase (Caleb*, Daniel^, Moses'', Aquilla^) twelfth child of Caleb 
and Sarah (Prince) Chase, was b. March 21, 1770; m. first, June 5, 
1798, Prudence Hall of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Prudence 
(Chase) Hall, b. .luly 2, 1781, d. Aug. 19, 1811, aged 30; m. second, March 
12, 1813, Sarah Chapman of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Patty Chap- 
man, b. July 14, 1789, d. Sept. 12, 1881, aged 92. He d. Sept. 10, 1824. 
Children of Prudence Hall, all b. in town: 

i. Mary B., b. April 1, 1799; m. Feb. 18, 1827, Israel Hall of Cornish. 
She d. Dec. 15, 1834, aged 35, leaving one child, a dau., b. in 
1827. (See Hall.) 

ii. George H., b. April 12, 1801. 

iii. Lebbeus H., b. April 6, 1804. 

iv. Sarah P., b. Aug. 18, 1806; m. Sept. 10, 1835, Israel Hall the widower 
of her deceased sister. She d. childless Aug. 4, 1838. 

V. Henry Hall, b. May 10, 1809; m. Sept. 28, 1841, Lucy C. Powers of 
Cornish, dau. of Obed and Cyntliia (Comings) Powers, b. Feb. 
10, 1820. Had one son, Robert Henry, b. Dec. 11, 1842, who 
enlisted in the 5th N. H. Vols. (See Military.) Mr. Chase kept 
the hotel near Windsor bridge .several years till he d. May 13, 
1852. His wdd. afterwards m. Jotham G. Allds of Claremont. 


Children of Sarah Chapman, all b. in Cornish : 

vi. Joseph C, b. Dec. 10, 1813; d. Feb. 13, 1814. 

vii. Pkijdence Jane, b. June 28, 1815; d. Dec. 18, 1860. 

viii. Martha J., b. May 9, 1817; d. Jan. 28, 1853. 

7. JosEPHi: Chase (Joseph, Calebs, Daniel^, Moses"-, Aquilhv) was b. Oct. 8, 

1787; m. March 7, 1814, Elizabeth, dau. of Job and Elizabeth (Chase) 
Stevens of Plainfield, b. Sept. 7, 1792, and d. March 16, 1884. He d. 
Oct. 31, 1838. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Joseph Philander, b. Sept. 23, 1820; d. Dec. 12, 1838. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1823; m. , Preston T. Blood. 

Had five children. (See Blood.) She d. July 8, 1884. 

10. iii. Henry Stevens, b. Oct. 8, 1826. 

iv. WilliamCurtis, b. Jan. 11, 1829;d. Sept. 8, 1853. 
V. Theodore J., b. , 1831; d. Aug. 3, 1834. 

8. Theodores Chase (Joseph^, Caleb*, Daniel^, Moses"-, Aquilla^) was b. Feb. 

16, 1794; m. April 7, 1819, Judith, dau. of Israel and Mehitable Bryant 
of Cornish, b. Nov. 17, 1793, and d. Nov. 30, 1847. He d. June 8, 1876. 
A farmer and Uved in the south part of the town. Children : 

i. Martha, b. April 13, 1820; m. , Horace Plympton Weld of 

Cornish. Had four children. (See Weld.) She d. . 

ii. Maria, b. Nov. 18, 1821; m. April 9, 1843, Maj. George Weld, a 
brother of her sister's husband. Had ten clnldren. (See Weld.) 
She d. Sept. 9, 1894. 

9. Jacobs Chase (Joseph^, Caleb*, Danicb, Moses"-, Aquilla^) was b. March 20, 

1799; m. Oct. 27, 1825, Sarah Tinkham of , b. Sept. 25, 1793, and 

d. Aug. 1, 1872. He d. March 10, 1882. He was a farmer and hved in 
the western part of the town. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Frederic J., b. Sept. 30, 1826; d. in 1903. 

11. ii. Lewis T., b. Nov. 15, 1827. 

iii. Laura S., b. June 10, 1829; m. April 24, 1877, Rev. John A. Parker. 

Lived in Keene (?). She d. July 17, 1903. Had no children. 
iv. Mary J., b. Jan. 30, 1832; m. Aug. 29, 1861, Wilham G. Wyman, 

formerly of Cornish. He d. April 25, 1884. They res. in Grafton, 

Vt. After his death she rem. to Windsor, Vt. She d. Aug. 13, 

1905. No cliildren. 
V. Sarah A., b. Feb. 26, 1834; d. Sept. 7, 1857, aged 23. 

10. Henry Stevens? Chase (Joseph-^, Caleb*, Danieb, Moses"-, Aquilla^) was 

b. Oct. 8, 1826; m. Sept. 28, 1854, Hattie C. Batchelder, dau. of Sewall 
and Nancy (Alden) Batchelder, b. in Boston Dec. 23, 1833. Mr. Chase 
d. Aug. 17, 1874. After his death, his wid. m. Jacob Beal, Jan. 22, 1879, 
without issue. She d. Dec. 25, 1881. Children: 

12. i. Joseph S., b. Aug. 7, 1857, in 


ii. Dora B., b. June 9, 1859, in Claremont; ra. Dec. 16, 1880, Charles 
H. Deming of Cornish. One child. (See Deming.) 

iii. William H., b. April 14, 1861, in Cornish; d. Feb. 27, 1870. 

iv. Amos S., b. May 18, 1864, in Cornish. Res. in Windsor, Vt. Occupa- 
tion, shoe cutter; m. Sept. 20, 1895, Hattie L. Caldwell. 

11. Louis T." Chase {Jacobs, Joseph, Caleb*, Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^) was 

b. Nov. 15, 1827. He was a farmer and always lived on the homestead. 
Was one of the selectmen for several years. He m. Dec. 25, 1858, Mary 
S. Smith, adopted dau. of Lyman and Aurilla Smith, b. Feb. 28, 1836, 
and d. June 26, 1892. He d. Aug. 16, 1876. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Dora A., b. Sept. 7, 1859; m. Dec. 25, 1876, Frank L. Johnson of 

Cornish. One child. (See Johnson.) 
ii. Lizzie M., b. April 3, 1866; d. unm. Dec. 12, 1887. 
iii. Nellie S., b. Oct. 19, 1871. 

12. Joseph S.^ Chase {Henry, Joseph-^, Caleb", Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla^) 

was b. Aug. 7, 1857, in Cornish; m. Jan. 24, 1882, Hattie L. York of 
Cornish, dau. of John Q. and Esther (Corliss) York, b. June 14, 1859. 
Lived a while on a farm. Afterwards rem. to the Flat where for several 
years was engaged in harness making in the shop of W. H. Sisson. After 
this till the present (1910) is a carpenter and builder. Cliildren, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Sadie E ., b. Jan. 23, 1884; m. Dec. 13, 1900, Wentworth Stuart, Jr. 

ii. Lonis H., b. July 4, 1886; m. Oct. 21, 1908, Lettie J. Newman of 

Windsor, Vt. 

iii. Ruth E., b. July 3, 1889; m. Nov. 17, 1909, Harry Stone of Cornish, 

iv. Charles Amos, b. May 27, 1892. 

V. Joseph S., Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1894. 

vi. McKinley, b. July 19, 1897. 

Thomas^ Chase {Wells", Moses^-"-, Aquilla^) was b. in Amesbury, Mass., May 
14, 1735. Went first to Chester, where he m. in 1758, Mary Hall, dau. 
of Henry Hall, and afterwards settled in Salisbury. After a few years, 
in 1768, he and family came and settled in Cornish, and a part of their 
children were b. here. After some years he returned to Salisbury, where 
he d. in 1807. The first seven children were b. in Salisbury and the rest 
iu Cornish: 

i. Timothy, b. Jan. 22, 1758, and d. in Cornish July 5, 177-. 

ii. Moses, b. March 23, 1759. A Revolutionary soldier; was in Col. 
(afterwards Gen.) Stark's Regt. in May, 1777; served till 1780; 
after the war he came back to Cornish and m. Hannah Spauld- 
ing and had four children b. in Cornish: I.Henry. 2. Hannah. 
3. Moses. 4. Judah. After this he rem. to Waitsfield, Vt., 
where he spent the remainder of his life. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1760; m. Aug. 24, 1780, Job Stevens of Plain- 
field. Had nine children. She d. March 31, 1850. 


iv. William, b. Oct. IS, 1762. A soldier of the Revolution from Mass. 

Afterwards settled in Waitsfield, Vt.; was m. three times and had 

children. He d. in 1853, aged 91. 
V. Joanna, b. July 16, 1764. 
vi. Martha, b. May 17, 1766. 
vii. Mary, b. April 10, 1768. 
viii. Hannah, b. Dec. 27, 1769; m. Abel Spaulding, a brother of the wife 

of Moses. Rem. to Waitsfield, Vt. She d. March 8, 1832, in 

Delaware, O. She had eight children. First two were b. in 

ix. Emma, b. Sept. 29. 1772. 
X. Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1774. Also rem. to Waitsfield, Vt., where he m. 

Betsey . He d. Aug. 2, 1828. 

xi. Wells, b. Feb. 2, 1778; m. , Rachel Worthen. 

Abel and Lydia Chase ( pedigree unknown) lived both in Croydon and Cor- 
nish, probably coming from the former place. They had the following 
cliildren : 

i. Pamelia, b. in Croydon Feb. 7, 1806. 

ii. Belinda, b. in Croj-don March 9, 1808. 

iii. Abel Edson, b. in Cornish June 2, 1810. 

iv. Hiram Lewando, b. in Cornish April 4, 1812. 

1. Moses* Chase {Danieb, Moses% Aquilla^) the tenth and youngest child of 
Daniels and Sarah (March) Chase, was b. March 16, 1727, in Newbury, 
Mass. When about five years of age, he, with his parents rem. to Sutton, 
Mass. He came to Cornish at, or soon after, the first settlement of the 
town in 1765. He was then nearly forty years of age. He had m. April 
15, 1752, Hannah Brown of Sutton, dau. of Jonas Brown, b. Nov. 15, 
1735, and d. Jan. 16, 1812, aged 76. He d. Oct. 18, 1799. 

"Who departed this life in comfortable hope of a better." 

(Inscription on his tombstone.) 

They both d. and were buried in Cornish. Children of Moses and 
Hannah (Brown) Chase. The first six were b. before coming to Cornish 
and the rest in town: 

2. i. Daniel, b. March 15, 17-53. 

3. ii. John, b. Oct. 4, 17.55. 

iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 7, 1758; m. Dec. 4, 1777, Daniel Kimball of Meriden. 
He was the founder of Kimball Union Academy which was incor- 
porated in 1813, recei\'ing his name, as he w^as the cliief donor. 
He contributed $6,000 towards it at the first, and made it his 
residuary legatee. Therefore at his death, Feb. 27, 1817, .S32,000 
more came into the treasury from Ms estate. In 1839 Mrs. 
Kimball gave $10,000 more for the establishment of a female 
department for the institution. The balance of her estate also 
came to the institution after her death, which occurred June 


















17, 1847. A worthy example, and thousands since have enjoyed 
the rich fruits of their liberahty. Mr. Kimball d. before he 
saw hardly any results of his beneficent plan. They had no 
children, but she watched over the school with a lively and 
motherly interest during her entire widowhood of thirty years. 
iv. Amos, b. May 19, 1760. Was a graduate of Dartmouth College and 
became a minister of the gospel; m. first, Nov. 30, 1788, Rebecca 
Hart; m. second, Joanna Lammon. He d. in Centerville, Craw- 
ford Co., Pa., Jan. 25, 1850, aged 89. 

Nahum C, b. Oct. 9, 1762. 

Judith, b. Nov. 26, 1764; m. , Capt. Sylvanus Bryant of 

Cornish. Had ten children. (See Bryant.) She d. Oct. 2, 1811. 

Caleb M., b. Sept. 11, 1767. 

Susan, b. Aug. 4, 1769; d. Oct. 26, 1769. 

Moody, b. Oct. 10, 1770. 

Moses, b. Nov. 29, 1772. 

Susan, twin, b. July 4, 1776, and d. Oct. 20, 1777. 

Clement, twin, b. July 4, 1776. 

Harvey, b. Nov. 13, 1778. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1781; m. in 1801, Rev. John W. Lord. He was b. 
in Lyme, Conn., in 1777. Graduated Dartmouth College in 
1797, and d. in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1839. He was pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Washington for several years. 

Daniels Chase {Moses\ Daniel^, Moses"-, Aquillm) h. in Sutton, Mass., 
March 15, 1753, and d. Aug. 13, 1841, aged 88. Came to Cornish with 
his father. When of age, he purchased an extensive tract of land north 
of Cornish Flat and built a large and fine residence thereon. He held 
many offices of honor and trust, and enjoyed a good degree of popularity 
as well as the confidence of liis townsmen. The name of "Esq. Daniel 
Chase," carried weight socially, morally and financially. He m. first, 
Sept. 5, 1776, Mehitable Kimball of Plainfield, dau. of Benjamin and 
Hannah (Richards) Kimball, b. March 12, 1757, in Preston, Conn., and 

d. May 2, 1813; m. second, , Mrs. Mary (Estabrook) Hall, wid. 

of Moody Hall. She took her young children with her by agreement. 
She was b. Feb. 9, 1769, and d. May 21, 1824. He m. third, Jan. 5, 1825, 
Mary May of Bradford, Vt. She d. Jan. 16, 1831. He m. fourth, Mrs. 
Mary C. (Kimball) Daniels, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Morgan) 
Kimball and wid. of John Daniels, b. in Nov., 1767, d. Jan. 27, 1855. 
Children, all by first marriage : 

i. Clementine, b. Sept. 29, 1777; d. Oct. 22, 1777. 

ii. Gerard, b. Jan. 16, 1779; d. July 14, 1780. 

iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 5, 1780; d. July 17, 1782. 

iv. Hannah, b. Jan. 14, 1783; m. Feb. 15, 1803, Rev. Joseph Rowell, 
then pastor of the Congregational Church in Cornish. He served 
the church 28 years as pastor and then rem. to Claremont, where 
she d. Feb. 26, 1869. Had eleven children. The greater per- 


tion of these were ministers, teachers and missionaries. (See 

V. Amos, b. July 12, 1785; d. July 8, 1814. 
\'i. Sally, b. June 11, 1787; d. May 2, 1790. 
\-ii. Mehitable, b. Jan. 14, 1790; d. April 30, 1790. 
viii. Rebecca, b. May 2, 1791; m. , Daniel Dana. They 

res. in Pomfret, Vt. She d. — ^. 

10. ix. Benjamin Kimball, b. April 5, 1798. 

3. Johns Chase (Moses*, Danieh, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. Oct. 4, 1755. He 
purchased and occupied a large farm on the hill south of the Flat, where 
he, like his brother, Daniel, built a large two-story square-roofed house. 
Here he spent his life chiefly in farming. He also built and operated a 
sawmill and gristmill, and for a time a distillery where cider brandy was 
made, then a legitimate business. He was a dea. of the Congregational 

Church, upright and honorable in all his dealings. He m. first, , 

Martha Cotton, who d. March 21, 1789; m. second, , Louisa 

Joslyn, who d. June 15, 1849. He d. Dec. 14, 1844. Children by Martha 
Cotton : 

11. i. Cotton, b. Aug. 8, 1783. 

ii. John, b. May 25, 1785 ; d. Sept., 1785. 

iii. Judith, b. Feb. 6, 1787; m. , Rev. — ■ — —Williams, a mission- 
ary to the Indians. No children. She d. about 1810. 

Children by Louisa Joslyn : 

iv. Martha Joslyn, b. Dec. 4, 1791; m. Oct. 21, 1816, Moody March 

Hall. She had four children. (See Hall.) She d. Dec. 7, 1869. 
V. Melissa, b. Feb. 13, 1793; m. fu-st, July 30, 1817, Paul Davidson, by 

whom she had three sons (see Davidson); m. second, Jan. 

31, 1826, Jonathan Wyman. No issue. She d. March 2, 1886. 

vi. John, Jr., b. Sept. 25, 1794; m: , Achsa Whitney. 

vii. Louisa, b. May 25, 1796; m. Oct. 8, 1822, Joseph K. Johnson of 

viii. Susan, b. Jan. 20, 1798; m. Oct. 29, 1821, William L. Sweet, who d. 

June 22, 1890. She d. March 14, 1879. 

12. ix. Moses, b. Dec. 20, 1799. 

X. Taylor Oilman, b. Nov. 4, 1801; m. first, Oct. 23, 1828, Ursula, 
dau. of David and Betsey (Pollard) Nevens, b. Sept. 21, 1802, 
and d. Nov. 19, 1829; m. second, Sept. 26, 1831, Emily Spaulding 
of Plainfield, dau. of Waterman and Betsey (Stevens) Spaulding. 
They rem. to Brighton, 111., in 1838. 

xi. Hannah B., b. April 22, 1803; m. Nov. 4, 1841, Abel Jackson of 
Cornish. One son: Charles A. (See Jackson.) She d. Aug. 28, 

xii. Sarah Matthews, b. Feb. 5, 1805; m. Feb. 22, 1830, Sumner Joslyn 
of Hardwick, Vt. 

xiii. Mary Dresser, b. Dec. 22, 1807; m. first, , John Sheldon; 

m. second, — — -, Mason Peak. She d. May 13, 1882. 


xiv. Daniel M., b. Feb. 24, 1809; d. Aug. 10, 1810. 

4. Nahum C.6 Chase (Moses'', DanieU, Moses"-, Aquilln') was b. Oct. 9, 1762; 

in. Sept. 23, 1784, Deborah Freeman, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Gates) 
Freeman of Plainfield, b. Nov. 2, 1764, and d. March 30, 1837. He d. 
June 27, 1827. Children: 

i. Susan, b. Sept. 10, 1785; d. April 17, 1788. 

ii. Freeman, b. June 23, 1787; m. Dec. 13, 1809, his cousin, Mary 

Chase, dau. of Capt. Caleb and Elizabeth (Deming) Chase, b. 

Dec. 26, 1790. 
iii. Deborah, b. Aug. 24, 1789; m. April 29, 1828, Rev. Lathrop 

iv. Moses, b. Sept. 1, 1795; m. Oct. 2, 1825, Juha Anne Hyde of Chelsea, 

Vt., dau. of Elihu and Mary (Hatch) Hyde, b. April 21, 1807. 

Had three cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 1. Freeman Hatch, b. 

Aug. 28, 1826. 2. Sarah Hyde, b. July 10, 1830, and d. May 

18, 1842. 3. Emily R., b. Dec. 7, 1836, and d. May 3, 1842. 

Res. in Cornish a few years and then rem. to Chelsea, Vt. 

5. Caleb M.^ Ch.^se iMoses\ Danieh, Moses^, Aquilla^) was b. in Cornish 

Sept. 11, 1767; m. Jan. 21, 1789, Elizabeth Deming of Cornish, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Dana) Deming, b. Aug. 13, 1763, and d. Sept. 
20, 1840. He was a farmer and held a commission of Capt. in the militia. 
He d. Sept. 1, 1856, in Wilhamstown, Vt., aged 89. Children: 

i. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1789; m. Nov. 14, 1815, her cousin, Capt. 

Cotton Chase, eldest son of Dea. John Chase. Five children. 

She d. July 8, 1868. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1790; m. Dec. 13, 1809, her cousin, Freeman 

Chase, eldest son of Nahum C. Chase. She d. June 15, 1855. 
iii. Hannah BrowN, 1st, b. Dec. 23, 1793; d. Feb. 5, 1807. 
iv. Persis, b. Oct. 25, 1794; m. April 9, 1823, Horace Ware. She d. 

Dec. 1, 1858. 
V. Caleb, Jr., b. Sept. 3, 1797; m. first, , Sarah Morgan; m. 

second, , Jane Rayburn. They res. in Boston. 

vi. Lucy, b. July 13, 1798; d. April 9, 1834." 
vii. Nahum C, b. Aug. 3, 1800; d. Aug. 3, 1803. 

viii. Daniel Kimball, b. Oct. 16, 1804; m. , Maria Louisa Cobb. 

ix. Hannah Brown, 2d, b. Sept. 19, 1806; d. Jan. 27, 1824. 

6. MooDY5 Chase {Moses^, Danieh, Moses"-, Aquillm) was b. Oct. 10, 1770, in 

Cornish; m. first, Jan. 28, 1793, Rebecca Chapman of Cornish, dau. of 

Capt. Benjamin and Jemima (Gates) Chapman, b. , 1771 (?), d. 

June 10, 1794, aged 23; m. second, Jan. 28, 1795, Rhoda Cook of Clare- 

mont (?), b. , 1769 (?), d. Feb. 21, 1796, aged 27; m. third, , 

Lucy Farnham, b. , d. . Mr. Chase d. April, 1845. 

Children by Rebecca Chapman : 

13. i. Benjamin Chapman, b. Sept. 8, 1793. 


ii. Infant, b. , d. June 8, 1794, two days before the mother d. 

Child by Rhoda Cook: 

iii. Rhoda Cook, b. Feb. 15, 1796; m. Feb. 9, 1815, Jesse Vose of Clare- 

Children by Lucy Farnham : 

iv. Harvey Farnham, b. May 5, 1797; m. Nov. 3, 1836, Sarah D. Wood- 
bur}^ of New London. He was educated at Kimball Union 
Academy, rem. to Malcomb, 111., where he spent his life. A 
farmer. He d. Dec. 9, 1878. Had one son, James Phineas, b. 
in Cornish July 17, 1838, before going West. 

V. Rebecca Chapman, b. July 4, 1798. 

vi. James Maurice, b. April 4, 1800. 

vii. Moody, Jr., b. Feb. 25, 1802. Graduated Kimball Union Academy 
in class 1825, Dartmouth College, class 1829; Andover Theolo- 
logical Sem., class 1832. A Presbyterian minister in several 
parishes in Ind.; m. first, Sept. 17, 1832, Sarah Stuart Bailey; 
m. second, June 7, 1837, Hannah Jewett. He d. March 22, 
1879, in Parkersburg, Ind. 

viii. Lucy Maria, b. March 12, 1804. While being educated at Kimball 
Union Academy, she d. March 31, 1825, aged 21. 

"Short toils, short woes, loved friends were thine, 
Now joys eternal and divine." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

ix. Hannah Brown, b. Oct. 5, 1806. Educated at Kimball Union 

Academy 1822-1823; a teacher several years; m. , William 

E. Withrow of Malcomb, 111. She d. . 

X. Harriet Eliza, b. Dec. 8, 1808. 

xi. George Clement, b. Sept. 16, 1811. Graduated Kimball Union 
Academy, class 1836; Dartmouth College in 1841; and in the 
Medical Dept. in 1847. Physician at Lyndon, Vt., and Downie- 

ville, Cal., where he d. June 20, 1878. M. , Maria Field of 

Lyndon, Vt. 

xii. Newton Whittlesey, b. Nov. 13, 1813. 

xiii. Albert, b. April 25, 1817. Graduated Kimball Union Academy in 
1840; Dartmouth College in 1844; Medical Dept. in 1847. 
Physician at Hanover and San Francisco, Cal., where he d. in 
the spring of 1903. 

Mosess Chase {Moses^, Danieb, Moses"-, Aquillco) b. Nov. 9, 1772; m. Jan. 
20, 1800, Deborah Bull. She d. Aug. 17, 1837. He was a graduate of Dart- 
mouth College. But little can be learned of him. It is supposed that he 
left town in early life and his home and occupation have not come to 
our knowledge. He d. Aug. 27, 1861. Children: 

i. Epaphrus Bull, b. Oct. 27, 1800; d. at Lyndon, Vt., Sept. 10, 1867. 
ii. Henrietta Mobly, b. July 21, 1801; d. at Gainsville, Ala., April 2, 
1873. '* 


iii. William Coleman, b. Dec. 19, 1803; d. in Denver, Col. 

iv. George Munroe, b. March 16, 1806; d. at Honolulu, Sandwich 

Islands, Dec. 5, 1855. 
V. Mary Ann, b. April 29, 1808; m. Chamberlain; d. at Lincoln, 

111., April 12, 1891. 
vi. Harriet Alwood, b. April 21, 1812; d. in Cal. 
vii. Daniel K., b. Feb. 20, 1815; d. in Calais, Me. 

viii. Jane, b. May 31, 1817; d. Jan. 18, . 

ix. John Bryant, b. March 18, 1821; d. Nov. 18, 1847, in Boston, Mass. 

8, Clements Chase {Moses*, Danieb, Moses'', Aquilla^) was b. July 4, 1776. 

A farmer and always lived in Cornish. Was a dea. many years in the 
Congregational Church and was well known for his rigid probity of char- 
acter, also for his liberality and hospitality. He m. first, in 1798, Lucy 
Murray of Litchfield, Conn., b. in 1778, d. Aug. 18, 1814; m. second, 

, 1815, Olive Spaulding of Plainfield, dau. of Dea. Champion Spauld- 

ing, b. Feb. 29, 1790, d. May 11, 1825; m. third, — -, Prudence Andrews, 
b. Aug. 31, 1789, d. July 18, 1863. He d. June 6, 1867, aged 90-11. 
Children by Lucy Murray: 

i. Philemon Murray, 1st, b. March 23, 1800; d. in 1820, while teach- 
ing in Bath, N. Y. 

ii. Susan, 1st, b. Aug. 11, 1800; d. young. 

iii. Susan, 2d, b. April 30, 1801 ; d. May 15, 1839. 

iv. Freeman (or Truman), b. Sept. 14, 1803; m. — — , Amanda Tisdale 
of Hanover. No issue. He d. Nov. 29, 1832. 

V. George Clement, b. May 1, 1806; d. Jan. 24, 1807. 

vi. Lucy Murray, b. Dec. 13, 1807; m. Dec. 25, 1826, Horace Bushnell 
of Westbrook, Conn. She d. Sept. 30, 1889. 

vii. Esther Robbins, 1st, b. Jan. 18, 1813; d. March 12, 1813. 

viii. Esther Robbins, 2d, b. Aug. 13, 1814; m. May 18, 1843, Wilham 
Silloway of Plainfield, a civil engineer. Rem. to Racine, Wis. 

Children by Olive Spaulding: 

ix. Olive Spaulding, b. March 6, 1816; m. — , John B. Judson, M. D. 
She d. Aug. 31, 1866, at Livingstone Mills, N. Y. 

. X. Eunice Dana, b. , 1818; d. Dec. 30, 1832. 

xi. Champion Spaulding, b. March 20, 1820. (See sketch.) 
xii. Phileman Murray, 2d, b. July 12, 1822; d. July 12, 1823. 

Children by Prudence Andrews: 

xiii. An infant, b. and d. Sept. 14, 1825. 
xiv. Ruth Maria, b. and d. April 21, 1827. 

XV. Sarah, b. Nov. 23, 1829; res., Chicago, 111.; m. , Robert H. Lay. 

14. xvi. George Murray, b. March 6, 1830. 
xvii. An infant. No dates given. 

9. Harveys Chase {Moses*, Danieb, Moses'', Aquilla^) was b. Nov. 13, 1778; 

m. , Eunice, dau. of J. M. Dana, Esq., b. May 20, 1783, and d. 


Jan. 8, 1823, aged 40. He was a law>'er and practiced his profession 
chiefly in Cornish and Windsor, Vt. He d. Feb. 18, 1857. Children: 

i. Alfred, b. Oct. 16, 1811. Commenced a course of study at Kimball 

Union Academy, and d. Sept. 28, 1826. 
ii. Israel Putnam, b. May 28, 1815; d. June 17, 1816. 
iii. Polly Dana, b. Feb. IS, 1818; d. June — , 1837, aged 19. 
iv. Catharine, b. , 1819, never m.; d. June 13, 1896. 

10. Benjamin Kimball^ Chase {Danieb, Moses*, Danieb, Moses-, Aquilla^) 

was b. April 5, 1798. A farmer and ever res. upon his father's estate. 
He d. June 16, 1842. He had m. Oct. 21, 1835, Sarah Ann Taft, b. June 
9, 1815. After his death, his md. m. March 7, 1843, Enoch F. Chellis of 
Plainfield, b. Aug. 9, 1815, who, after this, lived in town the remainder 
of his life, dying Aug. 1, 1885. She d. Feb. 4, 1888. Children: 

i. Daniel, b. July 9, 1836. Was in trade at the Flat several years and 
afterwards in Boston; associated with his wife's brother in the 

clothing business; m. , Abbie H., dau. of John and Mary 

Ann (Newhall) Atwood. No children. He d. Nov. 21, 1885. 

ii. Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 26, 1839; d. March 10, 1850. 
15. iii. Benjamin Kimball, Jr., b. Aug. 25, 1841. 

11. Cottons Chase {John'', Moses", Danieb, Moses-\ Aquilla^) was b. Aug. 8, 

1783; m. Nov. 14, 1815, Ehzabeth, eldest dau. of Capt. Calebs and 
EUzabeth (Deming) Chase, b. Aug. 19, 1789, and d. July 8, 1868. A 
farmer and mechanic. Most of their lives were spent in town. Mr. 
Chase d. Oct. 1, 1872. CWldren: 

i. Martha Cotton, b. Sept. 21, 1816. She never m.; d. May 23, 1881. 

ii. Nahum, b. July 24, 1818. 

iii. Caleb Rowland, b. Oct. 23, 1820; d. Jan. 11, 1870. 

iv. Hannah Brown, b. Aug. 16, 1824; d. Nov. 14, 1827. 

v. Caroline Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1827; d. Oct. 10, 1860. She never m. 

12. MosEss Chase {John^, Moses*, Danieb, Moses-, Aquilla^) was b. Dec. 20, 

1799. A farmer and lumberman, owning and running the sawmill built 
by his father; m. May 1, 1832, Fidelia, dau. of Isaac and Hannah (Perry) 
Alden, b. Aug. 12, 1805, and d. March 11, 1864. He d. May 17, 1864. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Henry Dwight, b. March 19, 1833; d. July 12, 1836. 

ii. John Baxter, b. April 1, 1834. Enlisted in Civil War, Heavy 

Artillery. (See Military.) He m. March 11, 1868, Emerett Ayers, 

dau. of Samuel and Lois (Fitch) Ayers, b. Oct. 10, 1838, and d. 

April 22, 1874. No children. He d. Aug. — , 1871. 
iii. Harriet Fidelia, b. Oct. 10, 1836; d. June 18, 1848. 
iv. Sarah Annabel, b. April 6, 1839; d. Dec. 19, 1860. 
V. Helen Maria, b. Nov. 21, 1841; m. March 11, 1868, Henry Ayers of 

Cornish. They rem. to Ashtabula Co., O., where they have 
7- II 


since res., engaged in farming. Five children. (See Ayers.) Mr. 
Ayersd. March 21, 1897. 

vi. Adaline Estella, b. April 25, 1844; m. Jan. 17, 1871, Darwin B. 
Kinsman, formerly of Plainfield. Four children. (See Kins- 

vii. Ormond a., b. April 15, 1847; d. Jan. 16, 1865. 

viii. George Byron, b. Jan. 27, 1850. Rem. West; studied and practiced 

law at Elkpoint, Dak.; m. , Clara Hart. He d. at Rome, 

O., Feb., 1880. Left one dau., Edith M. 

13. Benjamin Chapmans Chase (Moody^, Moses'', Danieb, Moses"-, Aquilla^) 

was b. Sept. 8, 1793; m. Nov. 13, 1817, Eliza Royce of Claremont, a 
sister of Mrs. Paran Stevens of Claremont and N. Y. City. He was a 
farmer and d. at 36, Sept. 19, 1829. Children, supposed (?) b. in Cornish: 

i. Benjamin Chapman, Jr., b. Jan. 29, 1819. Graduated Kimball 
Union Academy in 1842; Dartmouth College in 1846; Bangor 
Theological Seminary in 1849; ord. Jan. 8, 1850, in Camden, Me.; 
was pastor in Attleboro, Mass., Oldtown, Foxcroft and Dover, 
Me. He d. at the latter place Oct. 13, 1868. He m. Feb. 10, 
1850, Almeda S. Blanchard. 

ii. Murray Stevens, b. Feb. 14, 1821. A farmer and lived in Ains- 
worth, Brown Co., Neb. Had twelve children. He d. July 14, 

iii. Ltjthera Maria, b. Jan. 16, 1823; m. , Nathan Brown of Boston. 

No children. She practiced medicine several years in So. Boston, 
making midwifery a specialty. She d. in the spring of 1883. 

iv. Maurice James, b. March 4, 1826. (See sketch.) 

v. Henry Alfred, b. July 8, 1828; m. Feb. 7, 1850, Harriet Ann Pease 

of Boston, Mass. Four children: 1. George Henry, b. -. 

2. Paran Stevens, b. . 3. Flora Estella, b. April 23, 1858. 

4. Luthera Eliza, b. Oct. 6, 1860. He lived in Boston, Mass., 
and St. Albans, Vt. He d. at the latter place June 25, 1905. 
He was a master mechanic and had the distinction of making 
patterns for the first locomotive to pass over the Fitchburg div. 
of B. & M. R. R., then the SulUvan railroad to Bellows Falls, 
Vt. He attained a high and respected position in his business. 

14. George Murray's Chase {Clement^, Moses^, Danieb, Moses^, Aquilla') 

was b. March 6, 1830; m. first, , Emeline L. Chapman of Cornish, 

dau. of Benjamin and Theoda (Colburn) Chapman, b. Oct. 10, 1819, and 
d. June 7, 1859, leaving two sons; m. second, Nov. 22, 1860, Cynthia A. 
Butman. Lived in town till March, 1865, when they rem. to Minn., 
where he d. Aug. 3, 1886. He was killed by an accident with horses that 
he was driving attached to a self-binder; is buried in Greenwood Ceme- 
tery at Eureka, Minn. He was a soldier of the Civil War, enlisting from 
Cornish in the 7th N. H. Vols, in 1861 . (See Military.) He was a farmer 
and hotel keeper. Children, by first marriage, both b. in Cornish: 


i. Horace Bushnell, b. Oct. 25, 1856; m. Dec. 25, 1880, Elizabeth 

Jelly of New Market, Minn., b. Aug. 4, 1861. Seven children. 

Lives in Farmington, Minn. A farmer, also mail carrier and 

ii. Murray Chapman, b. May 25, 1859; m. April 15, 1885, Emily F. 

Holland, b. July 4, 1858. Five children. Lives in Chicago, 111. 

Children by second marriage: 

iii. Infant, b. in Cornish about 1862, and d. the same year, 
iv. George Truman, b. Aug. 18, 1869, in Minn. 

15. Benjamin Kimball'-s Chase, Jr. {Danieb, Moses\ Daniel^, Moses'', 
Aquilla') was b. Aug. 25, 1841; m. first, Jan. 3, 1866, Lucia G. Deming of 
Cornish, eldest dau. of Solon H. and Laodicea (Silloway) Deming, b. 
Jan. 29, 1846, and d. Oct. 30, 1871, without issue; m. second, Jan. 5, 
1876, Clara E. Allison, b. in Concord Aug. 15, 1854, and d. in Langdon. 
Mr. Chase d. Feb. 20, 1908, in Cambridge, Mass. Buried in Langdon by 
side of last wife. One child by last marriage: Everett Kimball, b. June 
29, 1889; m. Dec. 25, 1908, Lecia M. LaSalle of Langdon. 


Enoch F. Chellis, a son of Thomas Chellis, was b. Aug. 8, 1815, in Plain- 
field. He came to Cornish in the winter of 1844. He m. March 7, 1843, Mrs. 
Sarah A. (Taft) Chase, wid. of Ivimball Chase, b. June 9, 1815, and d. Feb. 4, 
1888. He settled on the farm then belonging to his wife and her children (the 
Daniel Chase farm north of the Flat.) (See Ch&se.) He was formerly a teacher 
of common schools, a good disciplinarian and much sought for to manage "hard 
schools." He was a shrewd financier. They had but one child, a daughter, 
Marion Virginia, b. July 2, 1844, who m. Jan. 8, 1867, Col. John L. Rice and 
settled in Springfield, Mass., where she d. childless Oct. 30, 1873. Mr. and 
Mrs. Chellis built a new home on the Flat and spent the rest of their lives there. 
He d. Aug. 1, 1885. 


This name was at first used as a prefix or title to other names, but finally 
became a surname throughout England. Several noteworthy families of this 
name are mentioned through the centuries following the Norman conquest, 
sketches and incidents of whom are of abundant record. They adopted armo- 
rial ensigns, or coat of arms, varying in significance and design. A leading one 
of these bore the motto: "Imitari quam invidere," signifying, "I imitate 
those whom you envy." The paternity of early emigrants is often veiled in a 
greater or less degree of uncertainty. So in this case, the parentage of Ephraitn 
Child and Benjamin Child, liis nephew, cannot be given. Together they came 
to America in 1630 and settled in Watertown, Mass. From Benjamin^ have 
sprung all of the name who have ever lived in Cornish. He, with Mary, his 
wife, became the parents of twelve children. Benjamin^, their second child, 
was born in Eoxbury, Mass., in 1656. He m. Grace Morris, March 7, 1683. 
They also had twelve children. Ephraim^, their first child, was born in Rox- 


bury, Mass., Dec. 18, 1683; m. Priscilla Harris in 1710. He, with six of his 
brothers migrated to Woodstock, Conn., then called "New Roxbury." Eph- 
raims and Priscilla had ten children. Their second son, Daniels was b. in 
Woodstock, Jan., 1713; m. Jan., 1747, Ruth Ammidown Curtis. They had six 
children. Stephen^, was their third child and third son. 

1. Stephens Child {Danieb, Ephraim^, Benjamin^-^) was b. Nov. 27, 1749, 
in Woodstock, Conn. Came to Cornish March 18, 1775. Bought and 
lived on the farm now occupied by his grandson, W. H. Child. Entered 
the army of U. S. May 7, 1777; marched from Cornish under Col. Jona- 
than Chase to Ticonderoga, N. Y., ninety miles, to reinforce the Northern 
Continental army under Gen. Gates; was discharged June 18, 1777, 
after ser\Hng one month and twelve days; enlisted again Sept. 23, 1777, 
under Col. Chase, and marched to Saratoga, N. Y., 110 miles, rendering 
service of one month and one da}'. He was at the surrender of Bur- 
goj^ne Oct. 17; he served as corporal during each term of ser\ace. On 
Sept. 8, 1778, he m. Mercy, eldest dau. of Dea. Dudley and Alice (Cor- 
bett) Chase, who with their children had removed from Sutton, Mass., 
and were the first family of settlers in Cornish that included any women. 
Mercy was ten years of age, when she, with her mother, came to town. 
(See Settlement.) She was b. April 6, 1755, and d. in Cornish Dec. 27, 
1835, aged 80. Mr. Child d. May 24, 1831. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Daniel, b. Aug. 6, 1779; m. Nov. 11, 1804, Apama Lyman. They 
settled in Bethel, Vt. He was a surveyor; was accounted good 
authority in legal matters and did a large amount of business in 
those lines being accoxmted a prominent man in Bethel. Nine 
children. He d. Jan. 7, 1853. 

ii. Ruth Curtis, b. Dec. 25, 1780; m. Feb., 1803, Samuel M. Chase, who 
was b. in Walpole, Aug. 15, 1782, d. in Langdon Feb. 19, 1820. 
They lived in Langdon and had ten children. (See Chase.) 
She d. March 11, 1856, in the home of her son, Samuel, then 
president of Jubilee College in Jubilee, 111. 

iii. Ends, b. Jan. 10, 1783; m. Aug. 23, 1806, Sarah Bemis of Cornish, 
dau. of Benj. B. and Abigail (Hall) Bemis, b. in Spencer, Vt., 
Sept. 3, 1783. Lived in Cornish a few years and then rem. to 
Bethel, Vt., where they spent their lives. They had ten children. 
A son of theirs. Dr. Asaph Bemis Child, b. Aug. 22, 1813, became 
a noted dentist in Boston; also a Spiritualist, and became dis- 
tinguished as an author by publishing several books on Spiritual- 
ism. Enos d. Jan. 30, 1839. 

iv. Ursula, b. June 2, 1785; m. Nov. 2, 1806, Eben Comings of Cornish. 
They hved in Cornish till she d. June 29, 1831. Six children. 
(See Comings.) 

V. Alice, b. April 2, 1787; m. Dec. 24, 1812, Bela, a brother of her 
sister Ruth's husband. Lived in Cornish. Five children. (See 
Chase.) He d. Sept. 9, 1841. She d. May 6, 1857, with her son, 
Francis X., in Oregon, 111. 

vi. EuDOciA, b. June 27, 1789; m. June 8, 1806, Benjamin Freeman. 
They lived in Plainfield. Six children. (See Freeman.) Mr. 








Freeman was b. in Plainfield Aug. 6, 1781, and d. June, 1828. 

She d. March 15, 1860. 
Araminta, b. Sept. 3, 1791; d. in infancy Oct. 6, 1791. 
Stephex, Jr., b. Aug. 20, 1792. 
Mercy, b. May 10, 1794; m. March 18, 1819, Abner Palmer, who was 

b. in Langdon Nov. 27, 1792, and d. April, 1856. They lived 

in Alstead. Three children. She d. Jan., 1836. 
Jenny, b. Nov. 4, 1797; m. March 12, 1820, Jacob J. Safford of 

Randolph, Vt., who was b. June 9, 1795. Six children. Lived 

and d. in Oberlin, O. Were prominent supporters and patrons 

of the college there. 
Prudence, b. March 7, 1800; d. in infancy Aug. 25, 1802. 

Stephe.v Child, Jr. 


Stephens Child, Jr. {Stephen^ Danieh,Ephraim\ Benjnmirr-') was b. Aug. 
20, 1792. Being the son, he w\as his parents choice to remain 
on the homestead and care for them in their declining years. Here he 
spent his life as a farmer. Was a member of the Baptist Church. As a 


politician, he was at first a Jeffersonian Democrat. Espousing the cause 
of the slaves, he, among others was dubbed an abolitionist, and later was 
a Repubhcan. He m. March 20, 1822, EUza Atwood of Cornish, dau. 
of William and Ehzabeth (Hall) Atwood, b. in Pelham April 21, 1801, 
and d. Dec. 31, 1891, in Cornish. He d. Feb . 1, 1866. Children, all b. 
in Cornish : 

i. Eliza Jane, b. June 13, 1823. Taught school several years; m. May 
4, 1868, Freeman Woodard of Greenfield, Mass. They lived 
in Greenfield, Everett, Pembroke and Stoneham, Mass. Mr. 
Woodard d. Feb. 1, 1900. They had no chUdren: 

ii. Philander Chase, b. Sept. 30, 1824; m. Sept. 20, 1846, Sarah Hodg- 
don. They had no children of their own, but they adopted one, 
Annie, who d. in May, 1905. They hved many years in Clare- 
mont and then rem. to Chelsea, Mass., where they kept a 
provision store a few years and afterwards rem. to Attleboro, 
Mass., where she d. Oct. 1, 1897. He d. in Boston Feb. 6, 

iii. George Franklin, b. July 18, 1827; d. Aug. 22, 1834. 
3. iv. William Henry, b. Dec. 22, 1832. 

V. Marion Ella, b. Oct. 6, 1844. Educated in the schools of Cornish 
and Oberhn College; taught schools in N. H. and Ky.; was also 
a teacher of music and languages. Lived several years in Hyde 
Park and Jamaica Plain, Mass., and in 1905 rem. to Stoneham, 
Mass. The last few years she has been engaged in writing on 
theological subjects, particularly that of prophecy. She m. July 
10, 1867, Joseph J. Hatlinger, a native of Hungary, Europe, 
who had served as aid on Gen. Louis Kossuth's staff. After com- 
ing to this country he first studied medicine in the Medical Dept. 
of Yale College; soon after he enlisted in the Ci\'il War; he was 
soon promoted and became Capt. of a company of colored 
troops. He afterwards received an appointment as assistant sur- 
geon and rendered efficient services to the close of the war. He 
d. in Chelsea Soldiers' Hospital April 28, 1908. They had no 
children. He was buried in Cornish. She still (1910) res. in 

3. William Henry ^ Child (Stephen^-^, Daniel*, Ephraivi^, Benjamin"-'^) was 
b. Dec. 22, 1832. Has res. chiefly on the homestead farm. Grad- 
uated at Kimball Union Academy, class 1856; spent a few years teach- 
ing in N. H., Vt. and Ohio. Was superintendent of schools, 1886-97; 
devoted his time chiefly to farming until 1897. In March of this year 
the town of Cornish decided to have its history written. Dr. George W. 
Hunt was chosen historian with authority to appoint five aids. Mr. 
Child was one of the five selected who at once began the work. A love 
for the work has caused him to continue it. In 1901, Dr. Hunt re- 
signed liis position as historian and Mr. Child was chosen in his stead 
to carry on the work, and the town has since voted appropriations as 
needed for the purpose. He m. Jan. 1, 1857, Ellen Frances Leighton 


of Hartford, Vt., dan. of Isaac T. and Jemima (Wood) Leighton, b. 
Aug. 9, 1836. Tliis couple celebrated their golden wedding Jan. 1, 1907. 
Their children were all b. in Cornish except the first. 

i. William Palmer, b. in Hartford, Vt., Xov. 15, 1857. In 1877, before 
he became of age, he betook himself to a seafaring life. This he 
followed many years -with Australia as his adopted country. In 
Aug., 1883, he m. Amiie Scott of Kent Co., Eng., and by her had 

two daus.: 1. Annie LiUian. 2. Nellie . His wife, 

Annie, d. and he m. second, Laura Howland, and by her he had 
two more children : 1. William Henry. 2. Eileen. Mr. Child 
lived several years in Brisbane, but lastly and chiefly near 
Sydney, New South Wales, where he d. Dec. 4, 1909. 

ii. Frank Eugene, b. April 19, 1859; d. April 4, 1860. 

iii. Hattie Lillian, b. Dec. 28, 1863. She was a successful teacher of 
schools with five years' experience, beginning at fifteen years of 
age. She m. Nov. 14, 1883, Reuben C. True, an extensive and 
thrix'ing farmer of West Lebanon, where they res. Three 
children: 1. Mary Cutler, b. Nov. 30, 1886, and d. Xov. 27, 
1898. 2. WilHam Bradley, b. June 3, 1890; a graduate of 
Kimball Union Academy in 1909. 3. Olive LiUian, b. Sept. 18, 

iv. Edw^n Leighton, b. May 15, 1867. 

V. Ida Louise, b. Feb. 7, 1870. Spent several years teaching; graduated 
Kimball L^nion Academy, in class 1893; following this she taught 
the grammar school at West Lebanon five j'ears. She m. June 
15, 1898, Alfred W. Sibley of Westboro, Mass., but more recently 
of West Lebanon. He is a traveling salesman. Two children: 
1. Marjorie Lucile, b. March 27, 1899. 2. .Harold Child, b. 
June 30, 1901. They lived in West Lebanon till 1906 and then 
rem. to \^"orcester, Mass. 

Edwin Leighton^ Child {Wm. Henry, Stephen^-^, Daniel*, Ephraim^, 
Benjamin'^^) was b. May 15, 1867; educated in the schools of Cornish 
and at the N. H. Agricultural College associated with Dartmouth College, 
then at Hanover. Soon after he became interested in dairy work espe- 
cially IB butter making and graduated from the Vermont Dairy School 
at Burlington, and afterwards became an instructor in the same institu- 
tion; was employed by the Cornish Creamery Company from 1897 until 
1909 as its superintendent — a period of twelve years. He devoted his 
time and energies towards rendering this plant a popular one abroad 
and a profitable one for its patrons. He successfully competed with 972 
of the leading creameries and dairies of this countrj^ and Canada, and 
at the Pan-American Exhibition at Buffalo, wanning first honors in every 
case except one. At the Paris World's Exhibition his manufacture scored 
highest of all N. H. butter and was thus awarded the only gold medal 
coming to the state. He also twice captured the grand sweepstakes 
prize of the state, winning the silver trophy offered by the Granite State 
DairjTnen's Association, scoring on one exhibit 99J4-100. He was also 




prominent in Grange work in the state. Beside being master of his own 
grange six years, was district deputy two years of his own district. He 
m. Feb. 15, 1894, Ida L. Ford of Danbury, dau. of Rev. Robert and Mary 
A. (Towle) Ford, b. April 16, 1867. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

Ford Leighton, b. Feb. 22, 1895; d. Jan. 7, 1904. A child of great 

RoswELL Towle, b. May 12, 1898. 
. Edna Lizzie, b. Oct. 19, 1903. 

Edwin L. Child. 


William Choate was an early res. of the town. His former record is not at 
hand. Naught but his tombstone and town record is left for the geneal- 
ogist. He was b. about 1740 and d. March 22, 1815, aged 75. He m. 
Nov. 13, 1767, Deborah Yerrington, a sister of Phebe, wife of Dea. 
Samuel Hilhard. Children: 

i. Cynthia, b. March 2, 1769; m. Feb. 27, 1800, David Dudley. 


ii. Phebe, b. Juno 11, 1771; m. first, May 30, 1815, Archibald White of 

Windsor. He d. ; she m. second, Nov. 29, 1825, Rufus Day 

of Cornish (2d wife). No children. She d. in Cornish March 
3, 1838. 

iii. Pelitiah, b. Feb. 25, 1775, and d. March 15, 1776. 

iv. W^iLLiAM, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1777.' 

V. Deborah, b. Sept. 9, 1780; m. July 10, 1803, Ohvcr Jackson of 
Cornish. Two children. She d. Oct. 14, 1806. 

vi. Elizabeth, twin, b. Oct. 17, 1783. 

\ii. Stephen, twin; b. Oct. 17, 1783, d. Oct. 30, 1783. 

viii. Amos, b. March 7, 1786. 

ix. Nahum, b. Aug. 25, 1791. 


The Churchills are of EngUsh descent. John' Churchill came in 1643 to 
Plymouth, Mass. He m. Dec. 18, 1644, Hannah Pontus and had six children. 
The generations following are: Wilham^, b. in 1657; m. Jan. 17, 1683, Lydia 
Bryant. Had eight children. William^, their eldest son, b. Aug. 2, 1685; m. 
Jan. 4, 1704, Ruth Bryant. Eleven children. Nathaniel, their son, b. May 
11, 1718; m. June 4, 1741, Susannah McFarland. Seven children. Nathaniels, 
b. May 10, 1746; m. Dec. 27, 1770, Deborah Wright. Six children. He served 
in the Revolution. 

1. Lewis« Churchill, eldest son of Nathaniel, was b. Dec. 12, 1771, in 
Plympton, Mass. Came to Cornish soon after 1797. A farmer and car- 
penter, active and agile even to old age. He d. July 15, 1855, aged 83; 
m. first. Desire Barker Brewster; m. second, Patty, dau. of Stephen and 
Keziah Thurston, b. in 1784; m. third, in 1826, Ruth Quimby, b. in 1783 
and d. Dec. 7, 1860. Children by first wife, all b. in Cornish except the 
first two, who were b. in Plymouth: 

i. Deborah, b. Oct. 22, 1794; d. May 3, 1803. 

ii. Hosea, b. Jan. 18, 1797; m. Oct. 18, 1820, Polly Hardy of Grantham. 
Lived chiefly in New York. No children. 

iii. Nathan Brewster, b. April 17, 1799. Lived in la. 

iv. Louis, b. Jan. 15, 1802; m. April 19, 1849, Mrs. Rosamond (Rickard) 
Jacobs. Two children. Rem. West and lived in la. 

V. Edna, b. Aug. 14, 1804. 

vi. Deborah, b. March 24, 1807; m. June, 1832, Ansel Barnes of Hard- 
wick, Mass.; lived in Pelham, Mass. Eight children. She d. 
Feb. 14, 1868. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. April 12, 1809; m. Maria . Res. in Penn. and 

Cal. One dau. 
2. viii. Barker Brewster, b. Feb. 4, 1815. 

ix. Lydia, b.Jime 1, 1819; m. March 26, 1844, Ephraim Nelson. Settled 
in Croydon. Six children, all b. there. She d. Oct. 9, 1881. 

X. Emily, b. in 1821, and d. at 12 years of age. 

xi. A child, b. and d. unnamed in 1827. 


Child by third wife: 

xii. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1830; m. , Lemuel Ben way of Cornish. One 

child, Arthur L. (See Benway.) She d. May 12, 1874. 

Nathaniels Churchill, youngest brother of Lewis", was b. May 13, 1784, 
and lived in Grantham (now Cornish). He m. a sister of Tristam Hardy. Had 
one child, Alice, b. in Cornish, Aug. 5, 1808. He was killed by being thrown 
from a horse while crossing a brook Jan. 4, 1808, but the gravestone record says 
he d. on the 29th of same month, aged 24. Was buried in Cornish. 

2. Barker Brewster' Churchill {Lems^, Nathaniel-*, William'-^, John^) 
was b. Feb. 4, 1815, in Cornish. A farmer and carpenter; rem. from the 
farm to the Flat in 1861. He enhsted in the Civil War. (See Military.) 
After the war he continued at his trade through life. He m. first, in 1842, 
Mary A. Angler, b. in 1824, and d. May 26, 1861; m. second, Jan. 21, 
1867, Mrs. Mary J. (Westgate) Britton, b. May 2, 1831, and d. Aug. 5, 
1907. He d. Oct. 15, 1879, aged 64. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. A child, b. March — , 1843, and d. in Aug. of same year. 

ii. Edgar A., b. Aug. 29, 1847. He enlisted in the Civil War with his 
father. (See Military.) Like all liis immediate ancestors, he 
is a sturdy Democrat and often nominated on that ticket. Has 
served the town many years as a selectman. He is a farmer and 
res. on the farm of John and Hannah (Brown) Da\as, of which he 
came into possession through faithful service as their employee. 
Unm. in 1910. 

iii. Mary E., b. April 20, 1850; m. Aug. 29, 1874, Lovell B. George of 
Newport. Two cliildren. 

iv. Jennie, b. Dec. 31, 1885; m. July 11, 1876, Wilham F. Waite of 
Worcester, Mass. Five children. She d. May 25, 1891. 

Child by second wife: 

V. Nettie B., b. Feb. 20, 1868; m. Sept. 27, 1896, Marvin B. Lindsay of 
Cornish. Six children (1909). (See Lindsay.) 

Winston' Churchill {Edward^ Spaulding, Edwiw, James^, Thomas^-*, 
Barnabas^, Joseph'', Johm) from the same emigrant ancestor as the 
Cornish Churchills, was b. Nov. 10, 1871, in St. Louis, Mo. His father, 
Edward Spaulding Churchill, was b. April 2, 1846, in Portland, Me., and 
m. Jan. 30, 1871, Emma B. Blaine who d. soon after the birth of her little 
son. He was then taken by an aunt, his mother's sister, who brought 
him up. (See sketch.) 


Benjamin Franklin Clark, the son of Hiram and Adaline (Fisher) Clark of 
Croydon, was b. June 17, 1832. He spent several years in the West 
engaged in "ranching." Returning East, he came to Cornish in March, 
1886. He m. May 12, 1886, Mrs. Cozella (Borden) Hurd, dau. of Albert 
and Augusta V. (Allen) Borden, b. Sept. 9, 1861. They settled in Cor- 


nish, first in the "Hempyard" for a few years, and afterwards on Cornish 

Flat. Children, b. in Cornish: 
i. Frank Albert, b. Aug. 18, 1887. 
ii. Adin Fisher, b. Nov. 18, 1889. 

Benjamin Chesman Clark, a son of Samuel and Bathsheba Clark was b. in 
Plainfield Sept. 22, 1814; m. March 25, 1841, Maria Pratt Bugbee, dau. 
of Reuben and Lydia (Marsh) Bugbee, b. April 12, 1817; d. Auburn, 
R. I., Jan. 22, 1905. They came to town soon after their marriage and 
settled one-third mile south of the Flat, lived here until 1868, when they 
rem. to Reading (?), Mass. He d. July 7, 1888. A farmer and generally 
useful man. Children: 

i. Angelina Maria, b. July 15, 1843; d. May 22, 1846. 

ii. Florinda Maria, b. June 11, 1847. Graduated Kimball Union 
Academy in class 1866; m. Nov. 15, 1866, Andrew Jackson 
Kendall, a dentist. Residence, Auburn and Providence, R. I. 
Two children. 1. Ernest Andrew Valentine, b. Providence, R.I. , 
Aug. 14, 1867. 2. Flora Mabel, b. Fall River, Mass., Jan. 7, 
1871; m. — , Walter D. Niven. 

iii. Alphonso Chesman, b. June 24, 1853; d. Dec. 2, 1857. 

iv. Abby Adell, b. March 8, 1859; d. July 26, 1860. 

Theoda and Polly Clark had the following children b. in town : 

i. Theoda, a son, b. Aug. 12, 1802, and d. the same day. 

ii. Eliza, b. Aug. 16, 1803. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1809. 

iv. Rachel, b. Aug. 5, 1811. 

V. Daniel, b. Nov. 9, 1813. 

vi. George, b. March 21, 1816. 

It appears that Polly d. soon after the birth of the last child, and 
Theoda m. second, , Betty , and had one son. 

vii. Reuben, b. July 14, 1818. 


Benjamin Franklin Clement was b. in 1813. Lived in town many years. 

He m. first, , Keziah WilHams, dau. of Abijah and Susanna (White) 

Wilhams, b. in 1812, and d. Aug. 2, 1838, aged 26. She left two sons. 
He m. second, Sarah W. Williams, a sister of his former wife, b. in 1819, 
and d. Sept. 20, 1860. She had three children. Mr. Clement d. June 3, 
1851. Children, by first wife (the order may be imperfect) : 

i. Henry, b. . 

ii. Dwight, b. . 

By second wife: 

iii. William A., b. in 1840. A soldier in the Civil War who d. in the 
service, Dec. 24, 1864. 

iv. Asa, b. . 

V. EdnaS., b. inl839;d. Nov. 18, 1857. 



This family can easily be traced back 300 years to Henry Cobb', b. 1586 in 
the County of Kent, Eng. He came to America in 1629 and was a prominent 
man in Barnstable, Mass., where he lived and d. He left sixteen children. 
His eldest son, John^, b. June 7, 1632, in Plymouth, Mass., had eight children. 
His fourth son, Ebenezer^, b. Aug. 9, 1671, had a family of twelve children, b. 
in Kingston and Middleboro, Mass. The eldest son, Ebenezer", was b. in 
Kingston in a house still standing (1900). Lived 107 years and 8 months, living 
in three centuries, having been b. in 1694, and dying in 1801. He had eleven 
children. His eldest son, also named Ebenezer^, was parent of seventeen chil- 
dren. Of this family two brothers, Francis* and Ebenezers, both b. in Plympton, 
Mass., came to Cornish about 1784. Francis had served as a soldier in the War 
of the Revolution to its close. They bought a tract of land of Esq. Daniel 
Chase, whereon they settled and spent the remainder of their lives. 

They divided the land between themselves and the farms still bear their 
names. It was then chiefly a tract of wild woodland, but they cleared a portion, 
and raised wheat, paying for the land in one year. The yield is said to have 
been 70 bu. to the acre. 

1, Francish Cobb (Ebenezer^-i-^, John"-, Henrys) b. Nov. 2, 1753; m. July 28, 

1784, Phoebe Hobbs, b. Oct. 1, 1762, and d. Feb. 16, 1853, aged 92. He 
d. Feb. 5, 1845, aged 92. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Jertjsha, b. June 30, 1785; m. Feb. 15, 1809, David Huggins; had 
— children. She d. July 26, 1822. 

ii. Silas, b. June 25, 1786; d. March 14, 1835. 
2. iii. Francis, b. March 20, 1789. 

iv. Phoebe, b. Jan. 5, 1791; m. March .30, 1814, Ira John.son. Three 
children: 1. Orren, b. June 17, 1815, and d. Aug. 10, 1897, in 
Lebanon. 2. Clarissa, b. Oct. 18, 1816; m. first, in 1839, James 
M. Beers, had five children; m. second, Aug. 21, 1855, Amasa 
Davis, one child. She d. March 16, 1897. 3. Ira, Jr., b. March 
18, 1823. Was a soldier in the Civil War and d. in the service. 
Phoebe d. Dec. 5, 1873. 

v. JoELf b. Dec. 25, 1794; m. , Betsey Wright, five children. Jerusha 

Amarilla, Phoebe, and two that d. in infancy. He d. Dec. 25, 
1859, in Canada. 

vi. Minerva, b. Aug. 8, 1799; m. Oct. 31, 1819, Samuel Ide of Coventry, 
Vt. She d. Aug. 22, 1826. 

vii. Calvin Cushman, b. Dec. 12, 1804; m. June 3, 1838, Sophia Mariette 
Hall, dau. of Moody and Lois (Huntington) Hall, b. Sept. 18, 
1806, and d. Jan. 13, 1883. Res. mainly in Homer, N. Y. Had 
four children. He d. Jan. 25, 1883. 

2. Francis' Cobb (Francis", Ebenezer^-'^-^, John% Henrys) h. March 20, 1789; 

m. first, Feb. 7, 1814, Ehzabeth W. Luey of Cornish, who d. Dec. 13, 
1814, with her two infant children; m. second, Sept. 26, 1815, Joanna 
Coburn of Cornish, who d. May 19, 1820, aged 38; m. third, March 7, 


1821, Mrs. Betsey (Bruce) Bugbee, who d. March G, 1832; m. fourth. 
Dec. 27, 1832, Jedidah Burnap of Cornish, dan. of Dea. EHjah and 
Naomi Burnap. She d. Feb. 28, 1862. He d. April 12, 1856, aged 66 
years. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. and ii. Twins by Elizabeth W. Luey; d. Dec. 13, 1814. 

Children by Joanna Coburn: 

iii. Chester, b. May 6, 1816; m. Feb. 23, 1844, Juliette P'airbanks. Res. 

in Homer, N. Y. Three children. He d. April 4, 1859. She d. 

May 25, 1896. 
iv. Betsey Amelia, b. Jan. 15, 1819; m. Oct. 4, 1843, John S. Persons. 

Three children. She d. Feb. 2, 1886. 

Child by Betsey (Bruce) Bugbee: 

3. V. Edmund Hooker, b. Nov. 25, 1822. 

Children by Jedidah Burnap : 

vi. Orson W., b. Dec. 5, 1833 ; d. March 10, 1835. 

vii. Minerva P., b. April 22, 1836. Res., West Lebanon. Unm. 

3. Edmund Hookers Cobb {Francis''-'^, Ebenezer''-*-\ John^, Henrys) h. Nov, 
25, 1822; m. April 10, 1851, Hannah Penniman of Cornish, b. Nov. 26, 
1824, in Hartland, Vt., dau. of Amos and Polly (Mace) Penniman. For 
some years they res. on the old homestead in Cornish and then rem. to 
East Plainfield. He d. July 27, 1909. Children: 

i. LuciEN Edmund, b. Dec. 24, 1851; m. Aug. 2, 1874, Clara Tolbot. 

ii. Carlos Eugene, b. Nov. 16, 18.53; d. March 1, 1855. 

iii. El.sie Velona, b. July 20, 1855; m. Oct. 9, 1875, Chas. H. Stickney, 

in Springfield, Vt., where they res. One child, 
iv. Wesley Luey, b. Dec. 16, 1858; m. March 27, 1879, Sarah Kenniston. 
V. Etwell Elmer, b. July 16, 1860; m. Feb. 28, 1884, Susan Morgan. 
vi. Minnie Amelia, b. April 1, 1862; m. May 20, 1889, John J. Poole, 
vii. Myra Alice, b. April 1, 1862; m. Jan. 27, 1883, George H. Clayton. 

She d. Aug. 30, 1897. 
viii. Clarence C, b. April 3, 1867; m. July 3, 1889, Agnes Hadley of 

ix. Luretta L., b. Oct. 12, 1869; m. June 8, 1892, Exom Eaton, East 


1. Ebenezeru Cobb {Ebenezer^-*-^, John"-, Henry'-) brother of Francis, b. Sept. 
27, 1760; m. Nov. 17, 1790, Mrs. Mary (Harlow) Porter, b. Sept. 7, 1765, 
and d. Sept. 28, 1839. He d. in Cornish Oct. 15, 1846, aged 86. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 12, 1791; m. first, Ruth Stevens of Plainfield; 
had a dau., Jerusha, b. in Cornish Jan. 14, 1815, and four other 
children b. in Morristown, Vt., where he res. He m. second 
Priscilla Soule. He d. Dec. 31, 1855, in Morristown, Vt. 


ii. Mercy, b. Oct. 18, 1792; m. March 15, 1820, John Claflin of Water- 
bury, Vt., where they res. 
iii. JosiAH, b. April 9, 1794, and d. April 25, 1795. 

2. iv. Levi, b. March 12, 1795. 

V. Clarissa Harlow, b. Sept. 18, 1796, and d. April 13, 1835. 

vi. Abigail, b. Sept. 3, 1798; d. March 28, 1825. 

vii. Eleanor, b. May 13, 1800; d. Oct. 16, 1822. 

viii. Sarah Trask, b. Dec. 12, 1801; d. March 31, 1874. 

ix. Sylvia, b. Feb. 20, 1804; m. , Henry Blanchard of Plainfield. 

One child which d. young. 

2. Levi' Cobb {Ebenezer^-!-*-^, John-, Henrys) h. March 12, 1795; m. Jan. 2, 

1823, Calista S. Bugbee of Woodstock, Vt., b. March 12, 1801, and d. Jan. 
3, 1861. He d. April 14, 1840, aged 45. A farmer and spent his life 
on the homestead of his father. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. LivoNA Calista, b. Dec. 10, 1823; m. April 20, 1847, Sylvester Marsh 
Bugbee of Cornish. She d. March 17, 1849. Left one child that 
d. young. (See Bugbee.) 

3. ii. Levi Henry, b. June 30, 1827. 

4. iii. Charles Vinal, b. May 18, 1829. 

iv, Abigail Bugbee, b. June 9, 1831; m. Oct. 17, 1854, Thomas 
Bradford of Francistown., where she d. Nov. 3, 1855. 

3. Levi Henrys Cobb (Levi'', Ebenezer^^-'^-^, John"-, Henrys) b. June 30, 1827. 

He m. Jan. 12, 1858, Harriet J. Herrick at Malone, N. Y., b. in Milton, 
Vt., Jan. 10, 1827. (See sketch.) Children: 

i. Mary Abbie, b. March 7, 1859; m. , Rev. E. F. Hunt. Res., 

Conway, Mass. 
ii. Harriet Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1860; d. in Oberlin, O., Oct. 2, 

iii. George Henry, b. Jan. 20, 1863. Graduated from Amherst College, 

also from College of Physicians and Surgeons. Res., N. Y. City 

iv. Nellie Maria, b. Jan. 18, 1868; d. June 23, 1872, in Springfield, Vt. 

4. Chas. Vinals Cobb {Levi'', Ebenezer^-'-'^-^, John% Henrys) h. May 18, 1829; 

m. June 12, 1850, Betsey A. Day of Cornish, dau. of Samuel C. and 
Mahala (Wood) Day. Res. a short time in Ashland, Mass., then he 
settled in Lebanon, where he spent the greater part of his hfe. Here 
was revealed the true type of his real manhood. Was one of the original 
members of the Baptist Church in Lebanon, formed in Aug., 1862, and 
was its first deacon, always serving as a member of the Society com- 
mittee. Was on the Building committee for the construction of their 
first chapel, and also for their commodious house of worship. Always 
a generous giver for the church and for benevolence. He had the respect 
of all who knew him. Was an honest upright man and a devoted Chris- 
tian. In 1883 he moved to Shelburne Falls, Mass., where in his new 
home, near his dau., he d. Jan. 9, 1884. Children: 






Abby Floretta, b. Sept. 29, 185.3, in Cornish; m. June 12, 1879, 
Prof. H. S. Cowell of Francistown, Prin. of Cushman Academy 
at Ashburnham, Mass. Five children, most of whom have 
received and are receiving (1903) a college education. 

Alice Livona, b. Aug. 29, 1860, in Ashland, Mass.; d. Jan. 13, 1866. 

Angie Viola, b. May 11, 1867, in Lebanon; d. June 11, 1873. 

Chas. Henry, b. May 10, 1870, in Lebanon; d. Aug. 19, 1870. 

Carrie Lillian, b. Jan. 12, 1874, in Lebanon. Graduated at Bates 
College in class 1897. Teacher for several years since in high 
school, in Conway, Mass. 


Three men of this name came from Dracut, Mass., and settled in the northeast 
part of the town, in that part of Grantham afterwards annexed to 
Cornish. Their ages, and that of their children, were nearly contempo- 
raneous, leading us to believe they were brothers. Their names were 
Dudley, Asa and Merrill. The record of the fu-st is briefly as follows: 
Children of Dudley and Mehitable ( ) Coburn : 

i. Benjamin, b. March 15, 1785. 

ii. William, b. Jan. 2, 1789. 

iii. Lydia, b. Aug. 8, 1791. 

iv. John, b. June 22, 1793. 

V. JosiAH, b. Aug. 25, 1796. 

vi. Joseph Rowell, b. Sept. 22, 1800. 

1. Asa Cobijrn, b. ; m. first, , Letta , b. . Slie d in 

1789; m. second, , Mary , b. ; d. Oct. 1, 1807. Clnldren 

by Letta, b. in Grantham and Cornish: 

i. Robert, b. April 9, 1783. 

ii. Daniel, b. Feb. 23, 1785; d. young. 

2. iii. Asa, Jr., b. March 2, 1787. 

3. iv. Daniel, b. March 16, 1789. 

Children by Mary: 

4. v. Thomas, b. Sept. 9, 1790. 

vi. Manly, b. Aug. 26, 1792; m. March 19, 1818, Sally Follet. 
vii. Letta, b. Aug. 26, 1798. 

\s^ Coburn. Jr., b. March 2, 1787; m. Jan. 2, 1810, Sally Page of Cornish, 

dau. of Joshua and Marjorie ( ) Page, b. April 17, 1785. 

Their children were: 

i. Esther Page, b. Aug. 4, 1810. 

ii. Charlotte, b. Feb. 7, 1812. 

iii. Almira, b. Dec. 15, 1813. 



D^NiEL^ Cobitrn (Asa^) was b. March 16, 1789; m. first, Oct. 22, 1807, 
Sabra Follett, b. 1787 (?), d. March 26, 1820, aged 33; m. second, Oct. 


10, 1821, Mrs. Lois Woodbury, wdd. of Isaiah Woodbury, who had d. 
Nov. 16, 181!), aged 33. Children, both by first wdfe: 

i. Melancy, b. Sept. 17, 1808. 
ii. Levi Follett, b. Feb. 7, 1811. 

4. Thomas^ Coburn (Asa^) was b. Sept. 9, 1790; m. Feb. 11, 1817, Ahnira 
Stone of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Josiah and Hannah (Weld) Stone, b. 
Sept. 2, 1792, and d. Jan. 6, 1869. They hved in Potsdam, N. Y. 
Children : 

i, Horatio Newton, b. Oct. 19, 1817; d. May 24, 1820. 

ii. Hiram Brewster, b. April 3, 1819. 

iii. Martha Almira, b. Nov. 7, 1820. 

iv. Sarah Joanna, b. July 22, 1822. 

1. Merrill Coburn came from Dracut, Mass., date uncertain, and settled in 

that part of Grantham afterwards annexed to Cornish. He was b. May 

17, 1753; m. , Abigail , b. July 12, 1751, and d. Jan. 4, 1848. 

It is said he was a soldier of the Revolution, probably from Mass. He 
d. in Cornish Nov. 8, 1842. Children: 

Phinehas, b. Sept. 6, 1778. 

Simon, b. May 25, 1780. 

Sabra, b. Jan. 2, 1782; m. Nov. 22, 1809, Edmund Hardy. She d. 
March 15, 1847. 

Anness, b. Nov. 28, 1783. 

Richard, b. Oct. 21, 1785. 

Abigail, b. March 2, 1788; m. March 20, 1809, Daniel Campbell. 
She d. Dec. 16, 1820. 

Eunice, b. April 23, 1790; m. Oct. 4, 1814, Ira Stowell of Grantham. 

Merrill, Jr., b. Feb. 29, 1792; m. -. Lived and d. in 

Watertown, N. Y. It is said that he amassed a large fortune. 
Left three children. 
ix. Eldad, b. Nov. 13, 1797 ; m. June 1, 1825, Diantha Aldrich of Chitten- 
den, Vt., b. in 1798, and d. Aug. 21, 1874. They had one son, 
Solon, b. in 1826, and d. Aug. 7, 1831. Mr. Coburn owned and 
operated a carding machine, a fuUing and cloth dressing machine. 
These were situated up the brook east of the Flat. He d. April 
15, 1876. 

2. Phinehas2 Coburn {Merrilh) b. Sept. 6, 1778; m. April 14, 1803, Hannah 

French of Cornish, dau. of Epliraim and Comfort (York) French, b. 
June, 1778. It appears that they settled in E. Wallingford, Vt., as 
several of the family were reared there. The record of their children is 
deficient in order and in dates, so the arrangement may not be correct. 
The following has been obtained: 

i. Phebe Amanda, b. July 28, 1804; m. first , Ara Bailey and 

had three children. He d. . She m. second, , ■ 

Pratt and had one dau., Imogene; m. third, April 25, 1848, Dr. 













Samuel Hardy of Cornish (his third wife). One child. (See 

Hardy.) She d. April 4, 1882. 
ii. Sylvester, b. Oct. 22, 1805; m. March 7, 1833, Lucy A. Davis, b. 

Oct. 21, 1803. Rem. to Springfield, Vt., in 1882. Lucy A. d. 

Aug. 30, 1884. He d. Jan. 4, 1891. Seven children. 

iii. Orlando, b. , lived in Meadville, Pa. 

iv. Orpheus, b. — — , lived in Reading, Vt.; m. — ■ — -, Salome Goddard. 
V. Prudentia B., b. Feb. 6, 1813; m. Nov. 12, 1838, Dr. Samuel Hardy 

of Cornish (his second wife). Four children. (See Hardy.) 

She d. Dec. 16, 1847. 
vi. Alvah, lived in Enosburg, Vt.; m. , Hannah Walbridge. A 

son of liis (Horace) came to town, in 1907, to live, purchasing 

the Henry Gould place up east of the Flat. 

3. Simons Coburn (Merrill^) was b. May 25, 1780; m. , Ruth Eaton, b. 

in Haverhill, Mass., May 24, 1781, and d. in Cornish April 8, 1857. He 
was a farmer and d. Dec. 19, 1863. They lived many years in Salem 
and afterwards in Pelham and settled in Cornish about 1820. Children, 
all except the last one b. before coming to town: 

i. Abigail, b. in Salem, Aug. 22, 1803; m. Feb. 14, 1826, Amos Kelley. 

Eleven children. (See Kelley.) She d. Feb. 15, 1878. 
ii. Mary, b. July 8, 1805, in Salem; m. Nov. 28, 1825, Moses Austin, Jr. 
iii. Sabra, b. July 20, 1807, in Salem. 

iv. Nancy, b. Feb. 22, 1810, in Salem; m. Jan. 21, 1833, Alvah Hall, 
v. Sarah E., b. April 22, 1812, in Salem; m. Jan. 25, 1839, Rev. Charles 

H. Green. Four cliildren. (See Green.) She d. in Boston May 

24, 1888. 
vi. Louisa, b. Jan. 28, 1815, in Salem; m. Feb. 12, 1839, Oliver Hall, 
vii. Simon Bradford, b. Jan. 21, 1817, in Pelham; m. Nov. 8, 1840, 

Lucy M. Bean of — , dau. of , b. ; d. . He 

d. — — , in . — ■ children. They had three children die 

in Cornish: Alivah O., June 27, 1846, aged 4; Albah B., Jan. 27, 

1854; Abby R., Oct. 16, 1855. 
viii. Ruth, b. Oct. 9, 1819, in Pelham; m. Feb. 11, 1846, Francis Lyman 

Bugbee of Cornish. Five children. (See Bugbee.) She d. in 

No. Londonderry March 22, 1881. 
ix. Hiram, b. in Cornish May 11, 1824. Never m. He d. Dec. 11, 1853, 

by drowning in — — — -, N. Y. 

4. RICH.ARD2 Coburn {MerrilU) was b. Oct. 21, 1785; m. first, Nov. 4, 1809, 

Sally French of Wallingford, Vt., b. in 1786, and d. May 11, 1849; m. 
second, Nov. 20, 1849, Lucy Mathews of Cornish, b. April 22, 1813. 
After Mr. Coburn's death, she m. June 8, 1870, Dea. Arunah Burnap of 
Cornish and d. June 4, 1893. Mr. Coburn was a farmer and lived east 
of the Flat; a devoted Baptist. He d. Sept. 17, 1863. Children, all by 
first wife : 


i. Nelson, b. Dec. 27, 1810; m. — ; studied medicine; prac- 
ticed some years in Croydon; afterwards rem. to N, Y. state 
where he spent the rest of his Ufe. Three children. 

ii. NoviLLA, b. May 2, 1812; m. , Stephen Russell of Claremont. 

Settled in Bethel, Vt. Five children. 

iii. Haerison, b. Jan. 12, 1814; m. , Rosina Newton and settled in 

Fairlee, Vt . 

5. iv. Stillman, b. Feb. 15, 1816. 

V. SoPHRONiA, b. June 11, 1818; m. , Sylvanus Packard, a painter. 

Settled first in INIeriden and afterwards in Enfield. Eight 

6. Aa. Merrill, b. Feb. 12, 1820. 

vii. Mitchell, twin bro. with last, b. Feb. 12, 1820; m. Feb. 11, 1851, 
Esther York of Cornish, dau. of Uriah and Betsey (Williams) 
York, b. Sept. 13, 1821, and d. Jan. 1, 1895. One son, Willis, 
b. Feb. 2, 1852, a prof, in music. Res. in Claremont. Mr. Coburn 
d. in Cornish April 3, 1889. 

viii. Phinehas R., b. April 8, 1826. Never m. He d. June 18, 1847. 

5. Stillmans Coburn {Richard^, Merrilh) was b. Feb. 15, 1816; m. May 20, 

1840, Martha W. Mathews, b. Nov. 8, 1818, d. Aug. 29, 1889. Always 
res. on or near the Flat. He was a blacksmith. He d. March 17, 1875. 
Children, all b. on the Flat: 

i. Martin Van Buren, b. June 11, 1841 ; m. Dec. 24, 1863, Julia Sander- 
son of Weathersfield, Vt. Four children. He d. July 29, 1900. 

ii. EsTELLE H., b. May 30, 1843; m. Sept. 5, 1865, Barney Barker, then 
of Hanover. Res., Rutland, Vt. Three children. 

iii. LuETTE L., b. July 28, 1845; m. first, Aug. 30, 1862, Sylvester Tasker 
of Cornish, a soldier of the Civil War who d. in service Sept. 19, 
1864. (See MiHtary.) He m. second, June 6, 1866, Wilbur F. 
Howard of Cornish. Five children. (See Howard.) She res. 
in Lebanon (1910). 

iv. Clara M., b. Feb. 18, 1848; m. Oct. 3, 1869, Rev. Henry Da\as, a 
Baptist preacher. — children. 

v. John S., b. Sept. 10, 1850; d. Jan. 3, 1852. 

vi. Edith May (adopted), b. Aug. 14, 1860. She m. Jan. 17, 1884, 
Edwin Davis. — children. 

6. Merrill^ Cobltrn {Richard'-, Merrilh) was b. Feb. 12, 1820, a twin brother 

of Mitchell; m. Nov. 9, 1847, Susan S. Fellows of Cornish, dau. of John 
and Temperance (York) Fellows, b. Aug. 14, 1821, and d. March 12, 
1908, in Reading, Vt. He d. July 5, 1882. Children : 

i. A child, b. and d. same day, July 9, 1849. 

ii. John M., b. Dec. 9, 1850; d. Feb. 10, 1852. 

iii. Ellen A., b. Oct. 2, 1853; d. July, 1882. 

. iv. Richard P., b. Oct. 2, 1855. 

v. Frank F., b. Feb. 11, 1860; d. March 3, 1860. 

vi. Hiram D., b. March 11, 1866; d. Sept. 17, 1866. 



1. Ephraimi Cole was b. June 14, 1688; m. , Sarah . She d. July 

27, 1799, aged 93. They had several children, Ebenezer^ being one of 
them. He was b. in 1732, and d. Nov. 2, 1808. He m. EUzabeth 
Wheeler, b. in 1730 and d. Feb. 27, 1814. Their children were: 

2. i. Daniel, b. Sept. 19, 1758. 

3. ii. Stephen, b. . 

iii. John, b. ; m. Jan. 3, 1825, Lucy jM. Pike of Cornish, dau. of 

Ebenezer and Salome (Marley) Pike. They lived in Morristown, 
Vt. One son, Jason Cole. 

iv. Asa, b. ; m. , Sally Gerald (or Jirauld) who d. in 1S32. He 

d. in 1852. 

2. Daniels Cole {Ebenezer-, Ephraiim) was b. in Plainfield, Conn., Sept. 

19, 1758; m. Feb. 23, 1783, Edith Wilbur of R. I., b. June 15, 1760, and 
d. July 19, 1850. He served in the Revolutionary War, was in the battles 
of Trenton and Bemis Heights. Removed to Plainfield in 1784 where 
he d. June 20, 1842. Children, all b. in Plainfield: 

i. Ends, b. Sept. 18, 1784. 

4. ii. Stephen, b. Oct. 17, 1787. 

iii. Wheeler, b. Oct. 6, 1789; m. ,a Mr. Dyer. 

5. iv. Daniel, b. Dec. 16, 1792. 

V. H.iNNAH, b. Feb. 28, 1795; m. Jan. 3, 1820, Josiah Spaulding. They 

lived in Piermont and had eight children. 
\\. John, b. July 4, 1797. 

3. Stephens Cole {Ebenezer"-, Ephraiim) was b. ; m. , Marj^ Whit- 

ney, who d. Feb. 27, 1814. He d. Feb. 24, 1814. The husband and vdie, 
and also his mother, Edith, all d. within three days of each other. 
Their children were: 

i. Jason, b. ; m. March 10, 1815, Miriam Plaistridge of Cornish? 

b. Nov. 15, 1792, and d. Feb. 29, 1888. She was dau. of 
Caleb and Hannah (Manning) Plaistridge. Mr. Cole was 
drowned in Connecticut river, March 12, 1817, aged 29, leaving 
one son five days old, who took his father's name. 

ii. Susan, b. ; d. young. 

iii. Asa, b. . 

6. iv. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 14, 1808. 

4. Stephen^ Cole {Danieb, Ebenezer-, Ephraim^) was b. Oct. 17, 1787; 

studied medicine with Dr. Roswell Leavitt of Cornish and Dr. Edward 
E. Phelps of Windsor, Vt., and from them received a license to practice 
medicine and later received an honorarj'^ degree from Dartmouth College. 
He settled first in Huntsburg, Vt., and then, in 1813, settled in Cornish, 
where he Uved and practiced medicine till 1830. He then rem., first to 
Windsor, Vt., afterwards to Westford, N. Y., and finally to Peru, N. Y. 


in 1838, where he spent the rest of his hfe, dying Oct. 14, 1876. He was 
considered a physician of skill and eminence. He m. Sept. 8, 1811, Joa 
Holbrook of Stoughton, Mass., dan. of John and Sybil (Lane) Hol- 
brook, b. Aug. 12, 1778. Five cliildren, the first one b. in Huntsburg, 
Vt., and the rest in Cornish: 

i, Samantha Maria, b. Aug. 3, 1812; m. — ■ — -, D. S. Holcomb. She 
d. in Feb., 1881. 

ii. Martha Johnson, b. Feb. 16, 1815; m. Geo. Howe, lived in Lancas- 
ter, Wis. 

7. iii. Frank Holbrook, b. Oct. 14, 1816. 

iv. George Warren, b. Jan. 22, 1819; m. Almira Holcomb, hved in 

Galesburg, 111. 
V. Sybil Edith, b. Aug. 9, 1820; m. Henry Cochran, lived in Montpelier, 


5. Daniel^ Cole {Danieb, Ebenezer-, Ephraim^) was b. Dec. 16, 1792, in 

Plainfield. A prosperous farmer; m. first, Jan. 16, 1815, Martha Johnson 
of Cornish, dau. of Abel and Sarah E. (Chase) Johnson, b. in 1797, and 
d. March 2, 1832; m. second, Aug. 27, 1833, Mrs. Lucinda L. (Brj^ant) 
Avery, formerly of Cornish, dau. of Israel and Mehitable (Wyman) 
Bryant, b. in 1805, and d. Oct. 21, 1878. Mr. Cole d. Oct. 17, 1865. 
Children by Martha Johnson: 

i. Sarah C, b. Nov. 24, 1815; m. Feb. 13, 1839, Earl Westgate of Plain- 
field. Six children. (See Westgate.) She d. Jan. 18, 1876. 

ii. Martha, b. Dec. 5, 1816; m. Nov. 30, 1836, Laurens A. Grannis of 
Claremont (second wife). Seven children. Lived several years 
in Claremont on a farm, then rem. to Guildhall, Vt., where they 
spent the rest of their lives. She d. July 3, 1898. He d. Oct. 
30, 1896. 

iii. Abel Johnson, b. Nov. 8, 1819; m. , Marcia Houghton. They 

lived in Waukesha, Wis. 

8. iv. George L., b. April 16, 1821. 

V. Harriet, b. May 5, 1823; m. July 4, .1843, Nathan Souther, who was 
b. July 25, 1816, and d. Jan. 18, 1877. She d. March 2, 1902. 
They lived in Lowell, Vt. Six children. 

9. vi. Dan Wheeler, b. Jan. 18, 1826. 

Children by Mrs. Lucinda L. (Bryant) Avery: 

10. vii. John Murray, b. Aug. 3, 1833. 

viii. Homer Francis, b. Nov. 27, 1837; m. April 15, 1882, EUzabeth 

Harris. No children. Live in Plainfield. 
ix. Marcia Maria, b. Aug. 19, 1842; m. Sept. 4, 1873, George Chase, 

then of Cornish, a brick mason. Two children: 1. Louise. 

2. Dana. She d. in Windsor, Vt., Jan. 22, 1882. 

11. X. Wilbur Wyman, b. May 24, 1851. 

6. Ebenezer^ Cole (Stephen^, Ehenezen, Ephraim^) was b. Sept. 14, 1808; 

m. first, June 2, 1830, Mary Brewster Kimball of Cornish, dau. of 


Eliphalet and Selinda (Ripley) Kimball, b. Dec. 2, 1806, d. Nov. 29, 
18.54; m. second, Jan. 1, 1856, Rebecca Tracy of Cornish, dau. of Stephen 
and Betsey (Boardnian) Tracy, b. Aug. 25, 1818, and d. Nov. 16, 1893. 
Mr. Cole was a prominent man in Cornish; was selectman three years; 
represented the town in the legislatures of 1848, 1849, 1850 and 1851. 
He left town soon after he lost his first wife and went to Lebanon, where 
he spent the rest of his hfe. He d. April 20, 1892. Children, by first 
wife and b. in town: 

i. Emelia Ann, b. June 15, 1831 ; d. June 24, 1831. 

ii. Susan Elizabeth, b. Sept. 10, 1833; d. Aug. 5, 1834. 

iii. Henry Ebenezer, b. July 22, 1835; m. , Jane Wells. Living 

in Conn, 
iv. Florilla Mills, b. Oct. 28, 1837; m. Jan. 10, 1859, Sheldon A. Hale. 

She d. in Wis. about 1903. 
V. LovELL Kimball, b. Aug. 8, 1839; m. — ■ — , and fives in Col. 

Child by second wife: 

vi. Stephen Tracy, b. Oct. 27, 1856; m. Nov. 8, 1882, Carrie Eudora 
Towne, dau. of Dr. Charles O. Towne. Mr. Cole lives in Leb- 
anon. His wife was b. Dec. 11, 1856. Three children: 1. 
Bessie Blanche, b. Sept. 8, 1883. 2. Forest Burnap, b. Sept. 16, 
1885. 3. Marion Sabra, b. March 31, 1887. 

7. Frank Holbrooks Cole {Stephem, Daniel^ Ebenezer^, Ephraim^) was b. 

Oct. 14, 1816; was the son of Dr. Stephen and Joa (Holbrook) Cole; 
m. Jan. 17, 1849, Jufia C. Persons, b. March 30, 1829. Children, now 
li\dng in Peru, N. Y. : 

i. Jennie E., b. Nov. 20, 1849; m. Oct. 4, 1880, Clifton Dawson. 

ii. Frank H., Jr., b. Dec. 1, 1851; d. July 17, 1870. 

ui. Lucy Ellen, b. Dec. 17, 1853; m. May 4, 1880, Joseph Lapham. 

8. George L.s Cole {Daniel"-^, Ebenezer'^, Ephraitm) was b. April 16, 1821; 

m. Sept. 14, 1846, Samantha Souther of Plainfield, dau. of David and 
Mary (Avery) Souther, b. May 11, 1828, d. Jan. 31, 1897. He was a 
farmer and lived in the north part of the town. He d. Nov. 1, 1893. 
Children : 

12. i. Willis George, b. Nov. 21, 1848. 

ii. Mary E., b. June 19, 1854; m. June 19, 1876, Harrison Cook, and 

lives in Brattleboro, Vt. 
iii. Effie M., b. Aug. 9, 1856; m. , William White, formerh' of 

Norwich, Vt. Live in Claremont. 
iv. Julia S., b. Nov. 10, 1857; m. Jan. 7, 1873, Lucian L. Spaulding of 

Cornish. One child. (See Spaulding.) 
V. Elmer S., b. May 28, 1865; m. Dec. 25, 1885, Effie Hart. Three 

children. A policeman, res. in Claremont. 
vi. Burt S., b. March 7, 1871; m. Nov. 22, 1899, Carrie E. Bailey of 

Claremont. A machinist, res. in Claremont. 


9. Dan Wheelers Cole (Danieh-^, Ebenezer^, Ephraim^) was b. in Plainfield 

Jan. 18, 1826; m. April 2, 1849, Philena A. Spencer of Plainfield, dau. of 
Archibald Spencer, b. in 1826 and d. Jan. 23, 1892. They came to 
Cornish in 1850 and settled on the Thomas Ayers place where they lived 
many years and then returned to Plainfield where they both d. He d. 
June 28, 1881. One child, b. in Cornish; 

Lydia Ann, b. Jan. 6, 1852; m. first, Walter Symonds and by him had 

two children: 1. Lena Spencer, b. June 5, 1871. Shem. 

Hawkins. She d. in Boston April 19, 1909. 2. Junius Wheeler, 
b. Aug. 13, 1873; m. March 30, 1909, Gertrude E. Westgate of 
Plainfield, dau. of Edward J. and Mary (Bean) Westgate, b. 
July 2, 1884. He is mail driver from Cornish Flat to Windsor, 
1909-. The marriage proving unfortunate, a div. was obtained 
by her, she retaining the custody of the two children, and by 
act of the legislature, she resumed her maiden name, and the 
names of her children were changed to Cole. She m. second, May 
11, 1881, Melvin Walker of Cornish, and by him had one child, 
Stella E., b. Feb. 5, 1889. (See Walker.) They live near the 
town line of Claremont. 

10. John Murrays Cole {Danieh-^, Ebenezer^, Ephraitm) was b. Aug. 3, 1836; 

m. May 5, 1860, Jane M. Bugbee, dau. of George and Eunice (Lamphire) 
Bugbee, b. Dec. 27, 1836. Have lived several years in Cornish and then 
rem. to Plainfield. A successful farmer. He d. in Lebanon Nov. 30, 
1907. Children: 

George, b. March 14, 1863; m. June 27, 1887, Hattie Royce of 

Woodstock, Vt. One son: Charles E., b. June 7, 1888. 
Dan, b. March 11, 1867; m. Nov. 6, 1901, Lizzie Farrell of White 
River Junction, Vt. Four children in 1908. 
iii. Samuel W., b. March 18, 1869; m. Sept. 25, 1894, Ida Jenkins of 

Attleboro, Mass. 
iv. Lizzie, b. Dec. 23, 1874; m. Sept. 2, 1895, H. E. McCrillis of Straf- 
ford, Vt. 

11. Wilbur Wyman^ Cole (Danieh-^, Ebenezer'^, Ephrairri'-) was b. May 24, 

1851; m. July 1, 1873, Clara Ella Hook of Cornish, dau. of Peter and 
Lucia (Kendrick) Hook, b. Sept. 9, 1850; a farmer and mechanic. 
One child, b. in Cornish: Merton Kendrick, b. June 29, 1878. He is an 
osteopathic physician and res. in Needham, Mass. 

12. Willis G.s Cole {Geo. L.^, Danieh-^, Ehenezer-, Ephraiim) was b. Nov. 21, 

1848; m. first, June 9, 1870, Julia Almira Huggins of Cornish, dau. of 
Geo. W. and Paulina (Pryor) Huggins, b. Oct. 11, 1846, and d. March 
11, 1880; m. second, June 29, 1880, Nizaula Bixby of Windsor. Lives on 
the homestead of his father. Children by Julia A. Huggins: 

i. Frank C, b. June 2, 1871; m. Dec. 11, 1894, Jennie M. Hicks of 


ii. Edith May, b. Dec. 14, 1876; m. July 28, 1897, Clayton L. Bartlett 
of Cornish. 

Children by Nizaula Bixby: 

iii. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Feb. 28, 1882; m. , Annie Foley. First 

child b. Nov. 30, 1902. 2. Annie K., b. March 12, 1905. 3. 
Francis J., b. May 27, 1908. 

iv. Flossie Ethel, b. Jan. 15, 1886. 

Erastus O. Cole, b. Sept. 25, 1829, came to Cornish from So. Woodstock, Vt., 
in 1859. Entered the employ of Mrs. J. F. Sisson, then a wid., whom he 
m. in 1860. He was of no known relation to others of his name in town, 
except a brother who came later. He enlisted in the Cixal War. (See 
record.) He d. Jan. 28, 1896, on the Flat. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Mary E., b. —; m. Feb. 27, 1886, Oliver A. Barton. One child: 
Russell, who d. Aug. 17, 1899. She m. 

ii. Elmer E., b. , 1863; d. Oct. 1, 1867. 

iii. Infant, b. and d. in 1868. 

Justus O. Cole, a brother of Erastus came to town soon after his brother was 
m. and settled on the farm, since known as the Dea. Raymond farm. 
He with his wife remained there a number of years and then returned to 
Vt. They had two or three children. Had one dau. b. in town Dec. 5, 
1861. They lost an infant son in town who d. Aug. 5, 1875. 

John and Jemima Cole (pedigree unknown) lived in Cornish near the close of 
the 18th century. There is no trace of the family remaining on tomb- 
stone, or elsewhere, except the following list of children. The census of 
1790 credits the family with three boys and one girl beside the parents. 
Children : 

Betsey, b. Sept. 18, 1783. 

i. John, b. Jan. 8, 1785. 

ii. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 23, 1786. 

V. Gideon, b. Oct. 1, 1788. 
V. Asa, b. Aug. 29, 1790. 
vi. Judith, b. July 21, 1792. 

Benjamin and Eunice (Pierce) Cole were m. in Cornish Aug. 21, 1788. 
Their pedigree is unknown. They had the following children, b. in 
Cornish : 

Amos, b. June 26, 1789. 
i. Polly, b. June 28, 1791. 
ii. Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1793. 

The census of 1790 records one boy and one girl beside the parents. 
The above record fails to mention a dau. that was older. 


Capt. Seth Cole was b. Feb. 4, 1825, in Warren, R. I. He was the son of 
Elijah and Mary (Esterbrooks) Cole. In 1843 when but 18 years of age 
he eonunenced seafaring, which occupation he followed through the 
remainder of his life, %v-ith the exception of five or six years. His first 
five years on the ocean were spent in the whaling business and the 
remainder in mercantile servdces. He first became shipmaster in 1850. 
During the CivU War his vessel was seized and burned near New 
Orleans; goods all confiscated and himself taken prisoner; taken to 
Richmond, Va., and put in Libby Prison, where he remained about a 
year, or until April, 1864, when he was exchanged for Fitz Hugh Lee, 
then a prisoner at Point Lookout. His family home had been for 
many years at FaU River, Mass., but thej^ rem. to ]\Ieriden, in 
1857. In 1868 he purchased a farm and his family removed to Cornish 
where he spent three or four j-ears, and then agam betook himself 
to seafaring, until his death, Sept. 11, 1877, wliich occurred on 
his homeward passage from Calcutta. He was buried at sea. He 
had m. July 6, 1848, Maria L. Raynsford, b. March 7, 1825, 
dau. of David and Maria (Fitch) Raynsford. She d. April 14, 1885. 
Children : 

i. Mary M., b. in FaU River Sept. 4, 1849; d. in Meriden, June 20, 1866. 
2. ii. Seth Raynsfohd, b. in Fall River, Feb. 11, 1851. 

iii. Lizzie M., b. in Meriden Aug. 6, 1857; m. Jan. 25, 1881, Frank D. 
WUey. Had six children. (See Wiley.) She d. in Claremont 
May 30, 1897. 

2. Seth Raynsford^ Cole (SeUn) b. Feb. 11, 1851; m. first, June 12, 1873, 
Lettie Eliza Hook, a dau. of ^Sloody and Eliza (Carroll) Hook, b. June 26, 
1851; d. June 30, 1878; m. second, Dec. 31, 1884, Georgiana Weld, dau. 
of Maj. George and Maria (Chase) Weld, b. Dec. 31, 1860, d. April 27, 
1896; m. third, April 20, 1898, Vallie L. Smith of Claremont. After 
leaving Cornish, Mr. Cole res. in Lebanon several years, engaged chiefly 
as clerk in stores, and then rem. to Claremont, where he is still engaged 
in the grocery business. Child by Lettie Eliza : 

i. Clarence S., b. Aug. 12, 1876, in Cornish. A barber. Worked at 
his trade in Barre, Vt., Claremont, and rem. to Redlands, Cal., 

in 1910. He m. , Mary Wood and they have three children 


Child by Georgiana: 

ii. Max W., b. Aug. 28, 1886, in Cornish. 


Edw.\rd W. Collins was b. in Paris, France, Dec. 25, 1813. No record 
obtained when he came to America. He came to Cornish from Croj^don, 
in 1857 (?). He m. July 29, 1837, Delilah Forehand of Croydon, dau. of 
Christopher and Betsey (Walker) Forehand, b. June 11, 1819, and d. on 
Cornish Flat Sept. 29, 1903. Mr. Collins was a shoemaker and res. on 


the Flat. He enlisted in t he Civil War in the 14th Regt. of N. H. Vols. 
He d. Oct. 7, 1869. Children, all b. in Croydon: 

i. Edward W., Jr., b. Nov. 23, 1838; m. Nov. 27, 1867, Allie S. Glidden. 

He d. Nov. 30, 1895. No children, 
ii. Helen F., b. Aug. 17, 1841; m. June 17, 1868, William G. Flanders, 

then a nurserj-man of West Lebanon. She d., childless, Aug. 25, 

iii. Frances Ella, 1st, b. May 13, 1844; d. March 23, 1846. 
iv. Frances Ella, 2d, b. June 12, 1845; m. Feb. 20, 1870, Daniel E. 

Carroll, then of Cornish. Two children. (See Carroll.) She 

d. Oct. 29, 1877. 


The first knowTi record of this name in this country is that of Isaac 
Comings spelled (Cumings). He came from Eng. or Scotland to this country 
about 1640. He and Ms descendants for several generations settled chiefly 
in the towTis of eastern Mass. The direct Hne of those of liis descend- 
ants who came to Cornish is as follows : 

Isaac, b. in 1601; d. in 1677. John 2, b. 1630; m. Sarah Howlet. He d. 
Dec. 1, 1700. She d. Dec. 7, 1700. Jolm', b. 1657; m. Sept. 13, 1680, EUza- 
beth Kingsle^^ She was killed by the Indians July 3, 1706. (See Bel- 
knap, I, 173.) Johns b. July 7, 1682; m. Elizabeth Adams Oct. 3, 1705. 
He d. April 27, 1759. She d. April 30, 1759. 

1. Samuels Comings, their fourth son was b. in Westford, Mass., Sept. 16, 
1718; m. Dec. 1, 1741, Sarah Spaulding. She was b. June 9, 1723. 
Thej^ res. in Westford, Mass., several years and rem. to Dunstable, 
Mass., in 1757 and lived there till 1773, when they rem. to Cornish. 
He took a deed of land and a mill of Jonathan Chase, Esq., wliich for 
more than a century has been called "Comings Mills." Here they spent 
the remainder of their lives. He d. June 6, 1796, in his 78th year. She 
d. Nov. 20, 1801, aged 78. Both were buried in the cemetery on the 
Comings place, near the center of the town. Children: 

2. i. Samxjel, b. Nov. 18, 1742, in Westford, Mass. 
ii. Abigail, b. June 23, 1744, in Westford, Mass. 
iii. Sarah, b. May 18, 1747, in Westford, Mass. 

iv. Benjamin, b. Dec. 28, 1749, in Westford, Mass.; d. Oct. 2, 1759. 

V. Betsey, b. June 28, 1752, in Westford, Mass.; m. , William 

Farris. He d. Nov. 22, 1810. She d. June 5, 1776. 

3. Ad. Benjamin, 2d, b. March 28, 1755. 

\-ii. Mary, b. Dec. 16, 1757; m. Feb. 5, 1781, Ebenezer Fletcher. She d. 

Feb. 26, 1812. (See Fletcher.) 
viii. Andrew, b. Feb. 16, 1761, Dunstable, Mass.; d. Oct. 1, 1775. 

4. ix. Warren, b. Oct. 16, 1768. 


2. Samuels Comings (Savtud'', John^-^-^-, Isaac^,) eldest son of Samuel^ and 
Sarah (Spaulding) Comings, b. Nov. 18, 1742, in, Mass.; m. 
first, Oct. 28, 1765, Sarah Butterfield, b. July 4, 1745, d. Aug. 31, 1804. 
There is nothing to show when he came to Cornish, as he remained away 
till all their children were born, the last being in 1789. He probably came 
soon after this, and Uved with his father. They carried on their exten- 
sive farm, beside running the mill a large portion of the time. They also 
increased the capacity of the latter, and added a carding mill, carpenter 
shop, and tenement rooms. Thus the little settlement took on the appear- 
ance of substantial thrift and prosperity. The dense forests that then 
surrounded, and the waters that propelled the mill, rushing over a rocky 
precipice down into a densely wooded glen, presented scenery exceed- 
ingly grand and picturesque. Some of these attractions still remain, but 
the woodman's ax has despoiled much of the primitive beauty of the 
surrounding forests, and the old time-honored mills, so useful in their 
day, have been destroyed by fire. Mr. Comings spent the remainder of 
his life in Cornish dying Jan. 17, 1826. After the death of liis first 
wife, he m. second, Mrs. Lydia (Marsh) Pollard, and third, some years 
afterward, Mrs. Lucy Willard. There is no record of the date of mar- 
riage or death of these wives, except the date of his m. to Mrs. Pollard 
Jan. 25, 1805, in Croydon. Children, all by Sarah Butterfield: 

Andrew, 1st, b. in 1760; d. Oct. 1, 1775, aged 15. 

Sally (or Sarah), b. July 7, 1766; m. Feb. 19, 1786, Jonathan Morse. 

She d. Dec. 17, 1842. 
Leonard, b. Dec. 6, 1769. 
Betty (or Betsey), b. Feb. 23, 1772; m. Feb. 23, 1794, Rufus Day of 

Cornish. She had eight children (see Day); d. Aug. 9, 1825, 

aged 53. 
Andrew, b. Oct. 9, 1776. 
Eben, b. June 24, 1779. 
vii. Charlotte, b. Dec. 15, 1782; m. Feb. 4, 1807, Caleb Burke. She d. 

Sept. 16, 1820. 
viii. Rebecca, b. June 18, 1786; m. Nov. 23, 1809, Isaac French; d. Aug. 

26, 1834. 
ix. Sophia, b. April 9, 1789; m. Feb. 24, 1814, Amos Richardson of 

Cornish. She had eight children (see Richardson); d. Sept. 5, 

1853, aged 64. 

Benjamins Comings {Saniueh, John^-^-'^, Isaacs) a brother of Samuel, b. 
March 28, 1755, in Westford, Mass.; m. Sept. 5, 1776, Mary Cooper, dau. 
of Dea. John and Mary (Sherman) Cooper, b. at Hardwick, Mass., July 
20, 1753. Dea. Cooper moved from Hardwick to Cornish in 1769, and the 
next year to Croydon. Mary Cooper, his wife, was own cousin to Roger 
Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 
Col. Benjamin Comings bought land and located in the unbroken forest 
21 miles northeast of the Comings mills, built a log house, and set about 
clearing the land for crops, somewhere between 1778 and 1781. That 











place, located the south side of Meeting House Hill near the center of 
the town, is still called the "Comings Place" and occupied by his de- 
scendants. A long row of maple trees adorn the roadside. Col. Comings 
d. April 14, 1813; his wife d. Dec. 13, 1843. Children, all b. in 

i. Peninnah, b. June 20, 1777; m. Dec. 14, 1800, Chester Weld. Four 

children. She d. Maj^ 11, 1810. (See Weld.) 
ii. T. Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1778; d. Oct. 10, 1866, at Waldo, Sheboygan 

Co., Wis. He was thrice married. Settled in Berkshire, Vt., 

and in Waldo, Wis. 
iii. PoLLV, b. Feb. 17, 1781; m. March 1, 1801, Luther Bingham of 

Cornish and res. in Morristown, Yt. Nine children. He d. Dec. 

10, 1846. She d. Aug. 30, 1847. 

iv. Sherman, b. Jan. 9, 1783; m. Jan. 25, 1803, Betsey Smart of Croydon, 
dau. of Caleb and Catharine (Black) Smart, b. in Croydon Sept. 
13, 1782. He was a tanner and currier, and carried on the busi- 
ness in Cornish and Plainfield, and Berlin, Vt. Finally rem. to 
Galesburg, Mich., where he d. April 22, 1S45. His wife d. Dec. 
16, 1834. They had eleven children. Two of these were b. in 
Cornish: 1. Orilla, b. March 13, 1804, and d. in Cornish Dec. 

11, 1806. 2. Harriet, b. Aug. 22, 1805. 

V. Andrew, b. May 6, 1785; m. Sept. 10, 1809, Mrs. Betsey (Jewett) 
Parker, b. Feb. 28, 1784, and d. April 6, 1864. He was a farmer 
and lived in Berkshire, Vt. Seven children. He d. March 4, 
1854. He was a sergeant in the War of 1812. 

vi. Dea. Fenno, b. March 21, 1787; m. Nov. 22, 1810, Rebecca Smart of 
Croydon, a sister of his brother Sherman's wife. He was asso- 
ciated with his brother in the tanning and currying business 
manj^ years in Cornish, Plainfield and in Berlin, Vt., where 
he d. Jan. 24, 1830. Fourteen children. The first two were 
b. in Cornish and d. in infancy. The fourth, William Free- 
man, b. in Cornish Jan. 18, 1814; m. May 7, 1835, Adeline 
Tenny of Hanover and had five children. The eighth, Ursula 
Francis, b. Nov. 15, 1818; m. March 9, 1837, Oliver Dewey. 
These were the parents of Laura Frances, the wife of Charles 
W. Comings. The twelfth, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted sing- 
ing teacher, who lived and d. in Croydon. 

vii. Dea. Benjamin, b. April 15, 1789. 

viii. Betty, b. April 3, 1791; m. Feb. 26, 1818, Moody Smith. Res. in 
Cornish. No children. She d. Aug. 17, 1869. Mr. Smith d. 
July 6, 1856. 

ix. SuKEY, b. April 4, 1793; m. June 25, 1829, James Sperry of Clare- 
mont (his second wife). She had three children. She d. in Dec, 
1863. She, with two of her children, were bui'ied in Claremont. 

X. and xi. were twins sons, b. Oct. 13, 1795, and d. the .same day. 

xii. Julia D. Robigne, b. April 12, 1799; m. Dec. 27, 1815, Jacob 
Newell. She had seven children. (See Newell.) They lived in 
Lyme, where she d. May 2, 1858. Mr. Newell d. in Cornish 
Aug. 16, 1869. 


4. Warren Comings" {Samiieb, John^-^-"-, Isaacs) youngest son of Samuels and 
Sarah (Spaulding) Comings, b. Oct. 16, 1768, in Dunstable, Mass. Came 
to Cornish with his father; m. May 28, 1789, Mary Taylor of Cornish, 
dau. of Capt. Joseph and Elizabeth (Sumner) Taylor, b. Sept. 18, 1767, 
and d. Nov. 6, 1849, aged 82. He d. Dec. 12, 1853, aged 85. A 
mechanic and farmer. Children born in Cornish : 

i. Sally, b. July 10, 1791; m. William Dailey of Bridgewater, Vt., d. 
Nov. 19, 1872. He d. Jan. 1, 1861. No issue. 

ii. William Sumner, b. April 8, 1793; m. March 23, 1822 (or Nov. 19, 
1821), Susan Gates, b. July 10, 1791. He d. March 2, 1875. 
No issue. 

iii. Betsey, b. April 6, 1795; m. Nov. 19, 1821, David Smith. She d. 
May 10, 1863". Lived at Sparta, Sussex Co., N. J. He d. March 
20, 1859. Seven children. 

iv. Warren Spaulding, b. June 15, 1797; d. Dec. 1, 1818. Unm. 

v. Taylor Oilman, b. May 15, 1799; d. Aug. 18, 1803. 

vi. Joseph Sidney, b. April 22, 1801; m. Jan. 22, 1834, Lydia Delilah 
Comings of Cornish, dau. of Andrew and Lydia (Jackson) 
Comings, b. Jan. 19, 1807, and d. Sept. 19, 1872. He d. Oct. 21, 

vii. Heman Hunt, b. April 9, 1803. Was a very prominent military man; 
was Col. of the 15th Regt. of N. H. State Militia for several years. 
A man of marked ability. He never married; d. June 30, 1870. 

viii. Oilman Taylor, b. July 30, 1805; m. first. May 26, 1832, Amy A. 
Lockwood who d. Sept. 29, 1833; m. .second, Sept. 1, 1834, Rhoda 
Worthington. He d. Dec. 16, 1876. He was also a Col. and res. 
in Metuchen, N. J. 

ix. Maria, b. March 8, 1808; m. Nov. 30, 1831, Joshua W. Bryant of 
Cornish, b. March 20, 1795. Had five children. (See Bryant.) 
Res., Bridgewater, Vt., where he d. April 26, 1872. She d. March 
25, 1876. 

X. Daniel Morris, b. May 16, 1810; m. Nov. 30, 1836, Emily Maria 
Hamilton, b. June 17, 1814, d. Feb. 11, 1895. This family decided 
to so change their name as to spell the surname, Cummings, by 
which name it is now recognized. They had ten children. Res., 
Woodstock, Vt., Lebanon, Canaan and Enfield, where, at the 
latter place, he d. March 1, 1885. He was possessed of an unusual 
amount of mechanical ingenuity. He constructed several shops, 
both for wood and iron. Secured several patents on various 

xi. Albert Gallatin, b. March 19, 1812; m. June 10, 1838, Cynthia J. 
Robbins, b. July 28, 1820, and d. July 8, 1900. He d. June 8, 
1887. Had nine children. Res. in Mason and Lee and in Bos- 
ton and Freetown, Mass. He was a minister of the gospel, was 
earnest in all movements to free the slaves. His two oldest sons 
entered the Northern army in the great Rebellion, one of them 
dying there. He also fought the evil of intemperance, and was 
twice candidate for governor on the temperance ticket. 


5. Leonard' Comings {Samueb-^, Johw-^-'', Isaacs) b. Dec. G, 1769, eldest son 

of Samuel and Sarah Butterfield; m. Sept. 20, 1791, Nelly Winch, b. 
Dec. 15, 1768, and d. Dec. 30, 1860, aged 92. He continued in the .same 
business as his father and grandfather, in the mill antl on the farm, lead- 
ing a quiet and useful life. He d. Oct. 25, 1832, aged 63. Children, 
both b. in Cornish. 

9. i. Uriel, b. Feb. 28, 1793. 

ii. Cynthi.\, b. March 18, 1795; m. Feb. 10, 1814, Obed Powers, for- 
merly of Croydon. Had five children. (See Powers.) She lived 
over twenty years after the celebration of their golden wedding 
in 1864. She d. Sept. 6, 1884. 

6. Andrew" Comings {Samueh-'^, John*-^-"-, Isaacs) b. Oct. 9, 1776. Worked in 

his father's mill from the age of fourteen till he was twenty-four, when he 
built a brick cottage house on a farm a mile east from his birthplace, 
where he spent most of his life. Beside farming, he worked at the car- 
penter's trade. Built the Catholic Church at West Claremont and the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Cornish and other buildings. He m. 
first. May 29, 1800, Lydia Jackson, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia (Peck) 
Jackson, b. May 27, 1773, in R. I. She d. May 13, 1849, aged 76. He 
m. second, March 8, 1850, Mrs. Betsey (Tyler) Atwood in his advanced 
age and lived for a time on Cornish Flat. He d. July 11, 1853. 
Children, all b}' Lydia Jackson : 

i. Paris, b. Feb. 20, 1801 ; d. Dec. 14, 1803. 

ii. Ursula, b. May 2, 1802; d. Sept. 5, 1803. 
10. iii. William P., b. Nov. 13, 1803. 

iv. SuLA Belona, b. March 12, 1805; m. Nov. 25, 1830, Joseph Bryant 
of Cornish. Six children. (See Bryant.) She d. April 30, 1867. 
He d. March 14, 1877. Res., Bridgewater, Vt., after 1837. 

V. Lydia Delilah, b. .Jan. 19, 1807; m. Jan. 22, 1834, Joseph S. Com- 
ings. Shed. Sept. 19, 1872. Res., Bridgewater, Vt. Six children. 

vi. Sophia M., b. Sept. 10, 1808; d. July 22, 1818. 

vii. Nelly P., b. Aug. 16, 1810; m. Oct. 11, 1837, John G. Cross. She 
d. Aug. 2, 1838. One child. 

viii. Marcia Louisa, b. Oct. 13, 1812; m. Jan. 25, 1841, Bela Jenks 
Fletcher of Newport. Res., Claremont. One son, Francis 
Edgar, b. in Claremont Feb. 18, 1847. She d. Aug. 15, 1903. 

ix. Luci.\ Ann, b. Jan. .30, 1816; m. March 5, 1846, Chauncy Perry 
Jenney, b. Feb. 27, 1815. One son, Fred C, b. in Cornish July 
4, 1848. (See Jenney.) Rem. in 1888 to Toledo, O., where Mr. 
Jenney d. Oct. 9, 1903. She d. June 9, 1905. 

7. Eben' Comings {Samueh-=, John'^-^—, Isaacs) h. June 24, 1779; m. Nov. 2. 

1806, Ursula Child, dau. of Stephen and Mercy (Chase) Child, b. June 
2, 1785, and d. June 29, 1831. He lived at the Mills till a short time pre- 
vious to his marriage, when he purchased a farm a mile east, by the side 
of his brother Andrew, where he, being a carpenter as well as farmer, 
erected the necessary farm buildings since occupied by Larnard Powers. 
Here he lived until about 1830. He then sold his farm, and rem. to 


Hanover, where he spent the remainder of his life. He d. Oct. 30, 1850. 
His remains were brought to Cornish and buried in the Comings ceme- 
tery. He was a Capt. of light infantry in the War of 1812. After the 
children were equipped for their life work, they emigrated chiefly to 
Mo. and Kans., where some engaged in educational work, and some in 
manufacturing, and were all successful until the disturbances due to the 
Civil War interrupted their prosperity to some extent. Children, all b. 
in Cornish : 

i. Sarah, b. July 28, 1808. Never m., but remained as her father's 
faithful housekeeper from the death of her mother till his death. 
She d. in Palmyra, Mo., July 14, 1858. 

ii. Mariah, b. Dec. 3, 1809; d. Dec. 5, 1809. 

iii. Adaline, b. Feb. 6, 1812; m. Aug. 5, 1861, Wilham Metcalf, "One of 
Nature's noblemen." She d. in Girard, Ivans., Feb. 5, 1883. 

iv. Alice Chase, b. Sept. 16, 1813; m. Sept. 25, 1850, Dr. John B. Hayes 
of Palmyra, Mo. Two cliildren. She d. Oct. 11, 1870. 

V. Dudley Chase, b. March 19, 1815. Never m.; d. in Ottawa, Kans., 
Sept. 6, 1891. 

vi. George P., b. Aug. 27, 1820. Graduated Kimball Union Academy, 
class of 1838; Dartmouth College, class 1842; teacher, Randolph, 
Vt., 1842-45; prof, of language and mathematics in Jubilee 
College, 111., ten years, .studied theology, ord. by the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in 1848; was rector in Albion, 111., and Monroe, 
Mo., and Girard, Kan.; prof, of mathematics in St. Paul's Col- 
lege. He founded a ladies' seminary at Monroe, Mo., and had 
charge of it seventeen years. M. June 23, 1861, Abigail Cornelia 
Walker, b. in 1837 and d. in June 16, 1901. They had four chil- 
dren. He d. Sept. 6, 1905, in San Diego, Cal., at the home of 
his dau., Mrs. M. M. Brown, aged 85. 

vii. S.-VMUEL Edward, b. Oct. 13, 1823; m. April 26, 1852, Martha Corey. 
She d. in 1892. Had three children. He graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1845. Spent some years teaching, and had 
charge of the Episcopal school at Monroe, Mo. After 1878 he 
res. in Ottawa, Kans., where he engaged in the settlement of 
estates and other business connected with the legal profession. 
He d. April 2, 1894, in Ottawa. Left two daus. 

8. Benjamin' Coming.s {Benjamin'^, Samuel^, John^-^--, Isaac') h. April 15, 1789; 
m. Nov. 30, 1815, Althea Wellman of Cornish, dau. of James and Althea 
(Ripley) Wellman, b. Nov. 14, 1790, and d. in New Britain, Conn., Jan. 
10, 1878, aged 87, at the home of her eldest son. Capt. Benjamin d. 
in Cornish Nov. 22, 1863, aged 74. He was a public-spirited, upright, 
liberal-hearted man, ever a friend to the friendless and those in trouble. 
Active in the temperance cause and a strong anti-slavery man in its 
early days, and so remained as long as he lived. He was possessed of a 
strong personality and commanding presence that won respect among 
his fellowmen. He belonged to the Congregational Church and for many 
years was one of its Deas. and Supt. of the Sunday school. Children, 
all b. in Corni,sh: 



Benjamin Newton, b. Nov. 2, 1816. Fitted for college at Kimball 
Union Academy; graduated in class of 1837, at Dartmouth Col- 
lege in the medical dept., class of 1842. He went to New Britain, 
Conn., where he became a distinguished physician. In the War 
of the Rebellion, he was appointed surgeon of the 13th Regt. of 
of Conn. Vols, and had a highly honorable record in the service. 
He m. first July 22, 1847, Betsey Mariah Righter of N. J., b. 

Dea. Benjamin Comings. 

11. iii. 

April 27, 1812, and d. Nov. 26, 1872; m. second, Jan. 11, 187.7- 
Mrs. Helen M. Lewis, b. Aug. 29, 1827, in Southington, Conn> 
He d. Nov. 17, 1899. Had three children, all by first wife. 

Mary Althea, b. Sept. 22, 1818; d. March 17, 1861; unm. 

Charles Wellman, b. April 23, 1822. 

Uriels Comings (Leonard^, Saniueb-^, John^^-^-"-, Imac^) b. Feb. 28, 1793, 
only son of Leonard and Nellie (Winch) Comings; m. Feb. 28, 1814, 
Sarah Robinson of Cornish, dau. of David and Anna (Whittaker) Robin- 
son, b. Feb. 28, 1793, and d. March 17, 1876. He d. March 14, 1878, 
aged 85. It was a remarkable and interesting series of facts, that they 


were both b. the same day, and on their birthday they were m. and 
on their 71st birthday they celebrated their golden wedding. Twelve 
years more of wedlock was given them before death ended "love's bright 
dream." Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Nellie Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1815; m. April 9, 1833, William B. Smith. 

Ten children. (See Smith.) Lived in Cornish. She d. Oct. 29, 

ii. Farris, b. May 26, 1817; m. Jan. 22, 1840, EHza Jane Kimball of 

Cornish, dau. of Wilham Ripley and Eliza (Dorr) Kimball, b. 

Aug. 2, 1819, and d. Sept. 2, 1905, in Cambridge, Mass. He 

d. July 25, 1874. 
iii. Warren, b. April 22, 1819; m. , Abbie Waterhouse of Dexter, 

Me. She d. . He d. Jan. 22, 1850, at West Lebanon. No 

iv. Samuel Leland, b. May 10, 1821; m. Jan. 18, 1845, Nancy Janette 

Hoisington of Sherburne, Vt. He enlisted in the 5th N. Y. Cav. 

and d. in a hospital in Baltimore, Md., from a wound received in 

the battle of Antietam. His wid. afterwards m. a Mr. Stearns 

and res. in Quincy, Mass. 
v. Angeline, b. Nov. 3, 1823; m. Oct. 20, 1848, Oilman M. Bartlett of 

Cornish. Eight children. (See Bartlett.) She d. Dec. 19, 1894. 
%'i. David Lawrence Morrill, b. Oct. 14, 1825. (See sketch.) 
vii. Uriel L., b. Feb. 26, 1829; m. May 15, 1855, Hattie E. Perkins of 

Chelsea, Yt., b. Sept. 27, 1830, d. July 3, 1907, in Claremont. 

Lived in Cornish till May, 1872, when they rem. to Windsor, 

Vt. A zealous supporter of the Republican party, and filled 

many positions of trust and honor. Was route agent on Central 

Vermont R. R. fifteen years. Was postmaster at Windsor, Vt., 

nine years. Always genial and pleasant in his associations. He 

d. in Windsor Jan. 28, 1904. Three children: 

1. Lizzie M., b. March 28, 1860; m. Sept. 22, 1878, Frank H. 

Butler. One child: Sadie E., b. Oct. 26, 1879. Lizzie M. 
d. Dec. 5, 1882. 

2. Lottie H., b. Aug. 8, 1862; m. Feb. 17, 1886, Harris Baker. 

Two children: Vera E., b. Aug. 27, 1887, and Esther, b. 
Jan. 20, 1892. 

3. Minnie E., b. March 22, 1869; m. April 18, 1894, O. Duane 

Quimby of Claremont. 
\aii. Alfred, b. Dec. 24, 1830; m. first, March 2, 1853, Maria E. Jordon, 
dau. of Rev. E. Jordon of Newbury, Vt. Soon after his marriage 
in 1856, he went to 111., settling in Cairo, where he has since res.; 
he has held many offices. His wife d. May 2, 1868; m. second, 
Aug. 2, 1869, Mrs. Sarah A. Mason who d. July 21, 1891; m. 
third, Oct. 19, 1891, Mrs. Adelaide A. Cundiff. He followed the 
occupation of a teacher sixteen years. He enlisted in 1862 and 
was Capt. of Co. F, 7th 111. Inf. He was mustered out on account 
of sickness and returned to Cairo where he still res. He is justice 



of the peace, notary public, and lias been a pension attorney for 
many years. (See cut, page 114, following.) Five children. 

10, William F.' Comings (Andrew, Sa7nuel<i-^, John^-^-'i, Imac^) b. Nov. 1.3, 
1803; m. finst April 17, 1831, Abigail Bryant of Cornish, dau. of Israel 
and Mehitable Bryant, b. in 1808, d. Feb. 24, 1844; m. second, March 
13, 1845, Mercy C. Jenne, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Cabot) Jenne of 
Hartland, Vt., b. Sept. 4, 1814, and d. June 2, 1879. He d. May 29, 

Uriel L. Comings. 

1859. He was a master mechanic chiefly as a millwright and bridge 
builder. Several bridges across the Connecticut river, also several mills 
and factories were erected or equipped with his aid. He was associated 
with his brother-in-law, Bela J. Fletcher, and WiUiam Brown of Clare- 
mont in the building of the old toll bridge at Windsor, Vt. He held a 
commission of major in the State Militia. Children by Abigail Bryant: 

i. Sophia, b. Sept. 4, 1835; d. Aug. 25, 1850. 




ii. Susan, b. Jan. 13, 1837; m. June 9, 1870, David E. Melendj'. No 

iii. John Cross, b. June 5, 1839; d. Sept. 25, 1839. 
iv. Isabel, b. Oct. 5, 1842; d. Nov. 5, 1869. 

Children by Mercy C. Jenne: 

V. Sarah, b. Oct. 28, 1846; m. Oct. 12, 1871, Josiah Gilman Rowell of 
Claremont. Two children. (See Rowell.) Res., Claremont. 

Judge Alfred Comings. 

(See sketch, page 112.) 

vi. Emma, b. May 9, 1849; d. June 16, 1851. 

vii. Wilbur, b. Dec. 29, 1850; m. Nov. 16, 1875, Eliza M. Duncan of 

Claremont. He d. Dec. 6, 1887, in Windsor, Vt. She d. July 

26, 1901, in Hanover, 
viii. Darwin, b. May 13, 1857; m. June 26, 1901, Effie B. Soule, dau. of 

Orrin Gale and Abbie M. Soule of N. Y. City. Present res. 

(1906), Scranton, Pa. Children: 1. Wilbur Francis, b. Dec. 

14, 1902. 2. Fred Soule, b. June 4, 1904. 



11. Charles Wellman^ Comings {Benjamin--^, Samuel^, John*-^-^, Isaacs) h. 
in. Cornish April 23, 1822. He was an industrious and thrifty farmer, 
an honorable Christian gentleman, choosing the quiet but absorbing 
duties of his large farm. He has never sought political honor or office, 
yet has ever taken a deep interest in every worthy cause. Has con- 
tinued to res. on the farm owTied and occupied by his father and grand- 
father. He m. March 25, 1858, Laura Frances Dewey, dau. of OHver 

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. 'Ify^S^C 

Charles W. Comings. 

and Ursula Frances (Comings) Dewey, and granddaughter of Dea. 
Fenno Comings, son of Benj. and Mary (Cooper) Comings. She was b' 
in Berhn, Vt., Feb. 20, 1840, and d. in Cornish July 2, 1899. Child: 
Fenno Benj. b. in Cornish Jan. 16, 1860; m. Feb. 7, 1881, Isoline 
Arelpha Robinson. They res. for a time in So. Lancaster, and 
Clinton, Mass., but owing to age and declining health of his par- 
ents, he has returned to care for them in the home of his nativity. 
He has served the town on the board of selectmen, and also repre- 


sented the towii in the legislature of 1910-11. They have one 
child, a dau., Lizzie Frances, b. in Cornish Jan. 22, 1882. She 
was m. Sept. 12, 1906, to Herbert E. Wood of Cornish, a profes- 
sor of music. 

Pelham Branch. 

1. David" Comings {David^, Ephraijn*, Thomas^, John"-, Isaacs) b. in 1769, in 

Nottingham West, now Hudson, was the son of Capt. David and Eliza- 
beth (Butterfield) Comings. Elizabeth Butterfield and Sarah Butter- 
field who m. Capt. Samuels Comings, were sisters. In this way, at least, 
the two branches of Comings in Cornish are related. Also Thomas' in 
one branch is brother to John' in the other. This connection between 
the two branches of the family in Cornish was ascertained through the 
diligent I'esearches of Mr. A. O. Cummins of Montpelier, Vt., who has 
rendered very efficient aid in compiling the Comings record. Mr. 
Comings m. Dec. 24, 1793, Phoebe Hall (or Wyman) of Nottingham 
West, b. in 1769. They removed to Pelham in 1804 and to Cornish in 
1806. They settled on Cornish Flat on a farm just north of the present 
site of the Baptist church and spent the rest of their lives there. She d. 
Feb. 12, 1846. He d. April 27, 1819. 

"Within this sacred bed of rest, a tender father lies. 
But he shall live among the just, when Christ shall bid him rise." 

(Epitaph on his tombstone.) 

It is noteworthy that the father, with a loved daughter, were the first 
two whose remains were carried into the new Baptist church on Cornish 
Flat, after its erection in the spring of 1819, and that 27 years later, in 
1846, the mother with a devoted son were the first two whose remains 
were borne into the same house after a complete remodeling of the same. 
Children : 

i. Betsey, b. April 19, 1796, in Nottingham West; m. — ■ — ■, Rufus Bean 

of . 

ii. LuciNDA, b. Aug. 21, 1797, in Nottingham West. She d. unm. May 

30, 1864. 
iii. Phoebe, b. , 1800, in Nottingham West. She d. in Cornish May 

2, 1819. 
iv. Delilah, b. Jan. 6, 1803, in Nottingham West, m. Jan. 21, 1828, 

George Avery. Res., . She d. in Wakefield, Kans., July 

9, 1876. 

2. v. David, Jr., b. Feb. 14, 1804. 

3. vi. Joseph B., b. Nov. 1, 1805. 

4. vii. Benjamin, b. June 6, 1809. 

5. viii. Alvin, b. Jan. 21, 1810. 

ix. Mary Ann, b. , in Cornish; d. unm. Jan. 30, 1841. 

2. David? Comings, Jr. {Davi(h-^, Ephrai?7i^, TJiomas^, John^, Isaacs) b. Feb. 

14, 1804; m. first, April 14, 1828, Harriet Hall. She d. Oct. 5, 1842; m. 



second, May 11, 1843, Mary Lothrop, dau. of Charles and Mary (John- 
son) Lothrop, b. May 19, 1818. He d. July 29, 1846. Children, all by 
first wife: 

i. Belden, b. in 1828. 

ii. Ellen, b. Nov., 1831. Never m.; d. -. 

iii. Isabel A., b. in 1832; d. May 16, 1833. 


Joseph B. Comings. 

Joseph B.^ Comings (David'^-^, Ephrahm, Thomas^ John% Isaacs) was b 
Nov. 1, 1805, m Pelham. After the death of his father in 1819 he re- 
mained with his mother till he became of age. Soon after this he with 
his brother Benjamin, came into possession of the farm and he built the 
bnck house between their old home and the Baptist church He then 
m. Oct. 1, 1835, Sybil P. Nevens of Cornish, dau. of David and Betsey 
(Pollard) Nevens, b. Feb. 14, 1808. Soon after he sold his interest to his 
brother and purchased the Bryant farm, a little north of the center of 


the towTi, where he hved the remainder of his hfe. He was a prosperous 
and successful farmer, for hke Solomon, "he loved agriculture." Unlike 
many others, he, with the hearty cooperation of a prudent, energetic and 
devoted wife, made farming a complete financial success. He was the 
first to introduce into town the Durham cattle and took great interest 
in raising choice specimens of the breed. For several years he was one of 
the selectmen and twee i"epresented the town in the state legislature. 
Although not a member of any religious body, he was always regular in 
attendance upon divine worship and contributed liberally to its support. 
He possessed the full confidence and respect of his townsmen and all 
others who knew him. He retained his faculties, his interest in his farm 
and in the topics of the day, to an advanced age. He d. July 6, 1897. 
His wife had previously d. May 11, 1887. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Infant son, b. May 15, 1837; d. May 28, 1837. 

6. ii. Newell J., b. April 24, 1841. 

iii. Norman D., b. July 16, 1842. Enlisted in the Civil War in Co. A, 

16th Regt. N. H. Vols, and d. in the service at Mound City, 111., 

Aug. 14, 1863. (See Military.) 
iv. Julia E., b. Dec. 24, 1846; m. May 25, 1871, George L. Deming 

of Cornish. Three children. (See Deming.) She d. Aug. 17, 

V. LxJZETTE Sybil, b. Jan. 17, 1849; m. May 24, 1871, Edwin G. Kenyon 

of Cornish. Two children. (See Kenyon.) Lived in Plainfield 

since 1898. 

4. Benjamin? Comings {David^-^, Ephraim*, Thomas^, John'', Isaacs) b. June 

6, 1809, in Cornish where his entire life was passed; m. Nov. 18, 1835, 
Rebecca W. Westgate, dau. of David and Lucy (Williams) Westgate of 
Plainfield, b. Jan. 14, 1816; d. May 26, 1897. He d. Feb. 16, 1846. 
After the death of Mr. Comings, his wid. m. April 22, 1849, Lemuel 
Martindale of Cornish. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

7. i. Charles B., b. Oct. 20, 1839. 

ii. Lucy C, b. March 8, 1843; m. Dec. 4, 1867, Albert Weld of Cornish. 
Three children. (See Weld.) 

5. Alvin' Comings {Davith-^, Ephraim*, Thomas^, John-, Imac^) h. Jan. 21, 

1810, in Cornish; m. first, Feb. 28, 1832, Elvira Williams of Cornish, dau. 
of Abijah and Florinda (Lewis) Williams, b. in 1810; d. April 27, 1847; 
m. second, Sept. 17, 1847, Lucinda Day of Cornish, dau. of Rufus and 
Betsey (Comings) Day, b. April 7, 1814; d. Feb. 24, 1902, aged 88. He 
d. Dec. 29, 1900. He was a tanner and currier the most of his life, until 
age and failing health caused him to cease laboring. A staunch Republi- 
can and ardent supporter of the Baptist Church, of which he was many 
years a dea. Children, all b. in Cornish Flat (the first six by first wife) : 

i. LuTHERA, b. Dec. 5, 1832; d. June 10, 1857; imm. 

ii. Helen Mar, b. Feb. 10, 1835; m. Nov. 29, 1855, Joseph Orlando 

Richardson. Two children. (See Richardson.) She d. Oct. 3, 



iii. Caltha, b. July 15, 1838; m. Oct. 7, 1861, Nat B. Dodge. One 

daughter, Hattie A., b. — — ■. 
iv. Mary Ann, b. July 25, 1841 ; m. first, Dec. 31, 1867, N. D. Flynn, who 

d. Feb. 4, 1880, leaving one son, Harry Alvin; m. second, Oct. 

15, 1885, Melville C. Rich. No issue. Res., Dedham, Mass. 
V. Laura Adelaid, b. March 28, 1844; m. Oct. 4, 1866, Lyman Uriah 

Lee. One child, a dau., Tyra Huntress. Mrs. Lee d. July 30, 

1900, in Groveland, Mass. 
vi. Elbridge N., b. Aug. 4, 1846; d. Aug. 4, 1847. 

Children by Lucinda Day": 

vii. Emma Alvira, b. April 14, 1850; unm. 

viii. Kate, b. April 23, 1855; m. June 30, 1885, Fred Sargent of Windsor, 
Vt., where they res. Two children: 1. Harold Alvin, b. April 
8, 1886. 2. Agnes Lucinda, b. Sept. 1, 1890. 

6. Newell Jj Comings {Joseph B.-, David^-^, Ephruim*, Thomas^, Johrv-, 

Isaacs) b. April 24, 1841; m. first, Jan. 1, 1868, Adeline E. Blood of 

Cornish, dau. of Preston and Elizabeth (Chase) Blood, b. , 1848; 

d. June 20, 1875; m. second, May 3, 1877, Annie Badger of Cornish, 
dau. of Rufus and Clarissa (Burr) Badger. She was b. April 23, 1854. 
He d. Nov. 17, 1878, in Lyme, N. H. Children, by first wife: 

i. A son, b. ; d. young. 

ii. A son, b. — — ■; d. young. 

Child by second marriage: 

iii. Clara Eva, b. — ; m. Jan. 14, 1903, Carl Wilbur Grant of South 
Acworth, N. H. One child: Ethel May, b. May 14, 1903. 

7. Chas. B.s Comings {Benjamin'', David^-', Ephrainv, Thomas^, John^, 

Isaacs) b. Oct. 20, 1839; m. first, May 7, 1861, Lucretia B. Richardson 
of Cornish, dau. of Dca. Joseph and Sylvia (Day) Richardson, b. Nov. 
30, 1839; d. Nov. 24, 1895, in Lebanon. Lived several years in Cornish 
then rem. to Lebanon, where he is engaged in the grocery business; m. 
second, ■. Children by Lucretia: 

i. Lena, b. Oct. 7, 1866; m. June 18, 1890, Herbert J. Kimball. Res., 

ii. Mabel, b. May 8, 1870. 


Capt. George Cook lived on the river road not far north of the Claremont 
line while his brother, Godfrey, kept the celebrated Cook Hotel, south 
of the line where Erastus Reed now resides. Capt. George was a thrifty 
farmer. He was b. in 1773. He m. May 2, 1796, Tamison Wilson of 
Cornish, dau. of Robert and Patience Wilson, b. May 5, 1772, and d. 
April 18, 1849. He d. Oct. 29, 1850, aged 77. Children: ' 

i. LuTHERA Wilson, b. May 12, 1797; d. Jan. 1, 1829; unm. 


ii. Mary Godfrey, b. Aug. 25, 1801; m. Nov. 26, 1828, Charles M. 

Bingham of Claremont, who d. March 5, 1888. 
iii. 'Joel Wilson, b. March 31, 1803. 
iv. Emily Gilbert, b. March 12, 180.5; m. Oct. 21, 1834, Alexander 

Ralston Chase of Cornish. They lived in Lockport, N. Y. 
V. George Frederic, b. Sept. 18, 1808; d. Oct. 22, 1847, by falling upon 

a pitchfork from a load of hay. 
vi. Charles Curtis, b. Sept. 5, 1810; m. May 1, 1833, Eliza Smith, b. 

in 1810 and d. Sept. 18, 1883. He d. Oct. 9, 1885. They had a 

dau., Mary A., b. in 1835, who d. May 19, 1846. 
vii. Laura Augusta, b. March 16, 1813; m. Oct. 5, 1847, Hiram Putnam 

and lived in Claremont. 
viii. James Augustus, b. March 13, 1815; enlisted in the Civil War; came 

home and d. in Claremont. 
ix. William P., b. Feb. 26, 1817; lived and d. in Canada. 


Clement Corbin was b. in Eng., in 1626. Was of Huguenot origin in France. 
Came to America in 1637 when eleven years of age. The generations 
following Clement' are: James^, James', Jamess Dr. James^, who settled 
in Newport in 1790, as one of the pioneer physicians there. His oldest 
son, Austins Corbin, was b. at New]30i-t Nov. 28, 1791. He had a sister, 
Loiss Corbin, b. Jan. 19, 1794, who m. March 22, 1812, Hon. Eleazer 
Jackson of Cornish and had six children. (See Jackson.) Austin** 
Corbin m. Oct. 27, 1817, Mary Chase, dau. of Daniel Chase, a famous 
hotel keeper in Claremont. Mr. Corbin w^as a teacher, selectman, pub- 
lisher, representative, state senator. He was a "zealous promoter of 
liberal Christianity, and was noted for politeness and hospitahty." They 
had eight cliildren: Austin", their fourth child was b. July 11, 1827, 
in Newport; m. Aug. 16, 1853, Hannah M. Wheeler, a dau. of Simon and 
Hannah (Haven) Wheeler and granddau. of Rev. Jacob Havens of 
Croydon. (See sketch.) Mrs. Corbin d. Sept. 20, 1908. He d. June 4, 
1896. Their children: 

i. Mary, b. Sept. 6, 1855, in Davenport, la.; m. Oct. 23, 1878, Rene 

Cheromet Champollian of Paris, where they lived. She d. June 

5, 1892. They had one child : Andre C. 
ii. Arabella Wallace, b. Oct. 30, 1858, in Davenport, la.; m. April 

30, 1879, George S. Edgell of St. Louis. Three children, 
iii. Anna Wheeler, b. Feb. 26, 1863, in Davenport, la.; m. Nov., 

1896, Hallet Alsop Barrowe. 
iv. Austin William, b. Aug. 26, 1870, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; d. March 12, 

V. Austin, Jr., b. April 12, 1873, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Succeeds his 

father in banking and other business. 



John Morton Couch was b. in Lee, IVLiss., March 6, 1795. He was the son 
of Stephen and Pollyphemia (Carrington) Couch; m. first, in Lee to 
Mary Gates in 1820. She d. in 1826, leaving three sons; m. second, in 
Meriden, in June, 1829, Fanny Goodale, dau. of Hosea and Cynthia 
(Andrews) Goodale, b. July 14, 1803, and d. Oct. 3, 1885. He d. Oct. 2, 
1856. Mr. Couch was a harness maker, upright and straightforward in 
all liis business relations. He came to Cornish Flat in 1745 where he 
hved several years and then rem., in 1854, to Holyoke, Mass. His 
children by Mary Gates, b. in Albany, N. Y. : 

i. Stephen Carrington, b. Sept. 20, 1821. 
ii. William Gates, b. July 9, 1823. 
iii. Charles Nelson, b. Sept. 26, 1825. 

Children by Fanny Goodale, all b. in Plainfield: 

2. iv. John Leverett, b. March 23, 1830. 

3. v. Orson Goodale, b. Dec. 6, 1831. 

vi. HosEA Morton, b. Aug. 23, 1833; m. Sept. 11, 1861, in Cal. Two 
children. He d. in 1894. 

vii. Mary Emeline, b. April 10, 1836. Never m.; d. April 4, 1897. 

viii. Louisa Maria, b. Jan. 1, 1839; m. Feb. 19, 1866, Luther L. Adams. 
One child: Fred Carlton, b. .June 23, 1867; res., Amherst. 

ix. Sarah Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1842; m. March 29, 1865, WiUiam C. 
Wheeler. Four children. Two sons graduated Beloit College. 
1. Alvin S. Wheeler received Ph. D. of Harvard in 1900; is 
prof, of chem. at University North Carolina. 2. Edgar Couch 
Wheeler graduated at Yale Theological Seminary; in 1899 was 
pastor of Congregational Church in Rockland, Mass. A third 
son, William, also graduated at Beloit College; in business in 

X. Daniel Bradford, b. Aug. 2, 1844; m. June 11, 1868, Maria Howard 
of Claremont, dau. of Joseph B. and Lucy (Sheldon) Howard. 
Three children. Res., Cal. Occupation, farmer. 

2. John Leverett^ Couch {John Mortom) b. March 23, 1830; m. July 11, 
1853, at Westmoreland, Permilla Dorchester Burr, dau. of Oliver and 
Celinda (Stowell) Burr of Thetford, Vt., b. Feb. 9, 1832; d. Feb. 15, 1895. 
After his father's family had left Cornish, he continued to reside there 
several years, carrying on the harness business. Then he removed to 
Claremont for two years, continuing in the same business in company 
with his brother, Daniel, then he rem. to St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he 
has since res., honored and respected. He d. July 27, 1906. Child: Mary 
Lizzie, b. Jan. 2, 1858, in Cornish. She m. May 18, 1882, James C. 
Moore, hardware merchant. Had three children. Res. in St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 1. Leon John, b. July 11, 1883. 2. Frank Carlos, b. Nov. 
21, 1884. 3. Roy Henry, b. Oct. 15, 1888. 


3. Orson Goodale^ Couch [John Mortorv) h. Dec. 6, 1831, in Meriden; m. 
June 13, 1855, Emily Augusta Hey wood, dau. of Willard and Emily 
(Baldwin) Hey wood, b. Nov. 13, 1835; d. Dec. 28, 1901. Has res. 
chiefly in Amherst, Mass., where he has been engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness, and has received several positions of honor and trust from his fel- 
low townsmen. Children: 

i. Emma Frances, b. July 19, 1856, in Cornish; m. Sept. 20, 1875, 

Joseph L. Batten. Res., N. Y. City, 
ii. James Willard, b. Aug. 27, 1859, in South Hadley, Mass. 
iii. Anna Mabel, b. Aug. 2, 1864; d. Sept. 9, 1866. 
iv. Charles Billings, b. Jan. 2, 1867, in Amherst, Mass. 
v. John Morton, b. April 10, 1875, in Amherst, INIass. 


Phinehas and Catharine (Stone) Cowles were m. in Cornish April 2, 1789. 
But little is known of the family except the record of their children that 
were b. in Cornish : 

Katharine, 1st, b. in 1795; d. April 3, 1798. 
i. Charles, b. in 1797; d. March 29, 1798. 
ii. Sally, b. June 26, 1798. 
v. Katharine, 2d, b. Dec. 25, 1801. 
v. Susanna, b. Jan. 21, 1803. 


Horace G. P. Cross was b. Jan. 16, 1821, in Piermont; came to Cornish in 
1843 and settled on the Connecticut river road. Leaving his farm, he, 
with his brother, kept the Newport House at Newport till Jan. 6, 1860, 
when it was burned down. They rebuilt the same and conducted it 
until 1866, when he sold out and rem. to West Claremont, where he has 
had charge of the hotel since 1868. Much of this time his family 
have res. upon the farm in Cornish. He m. first, Dec. 28, 1843, Orilla 
Spaulding, b. Oct. 27, 1812, and d. June 15, 1845; no issue; m. second, 
June 12, 1849, Mariah Reed, b. Oct. 8, 1820, and d. Oct. 21, 1898. He 
d. Feb. 26, 1903. Cliildren: 

i. Charles J., 1st, b. Aug. 25, 1850; d. Aug. 31, 1855. 

ii. Horace, b. May 13, 1852; d. June 3, 1907. 

iii. Orilla, b. March 30, 1854. 

iv. Charles J., 2d, b. Nov. 26, 1855; m. Feb. 13, 1887, Rosa J. Jarvis. 

Two children. Res. in Springfield, Vt. 
v. Nellie M., b. June 21, 1858; m. Dec. 25, 1887, Henry A. Whitmore. 
vi. Ida E., b. July 7, 1861; m. Nov. 28, 1875, Sumner U. Dunsmoor. 

One child: Bertha L. M., b. Feb. 9, 1886; d. Feb. 13, 1904. 
vii. Ella S., b. Oct. 11, 1865; m. Aug. 29, 1899, Walter S. Walker of 

Cornish. She d. July 7, 1901, leaving one child: Eldon C, b. 

June 27, 1901. 



David and Rebecca Currier were early res. of the town. But little is now 
known of the family, but they had the following children, supposed to 
have been b. in town: 

i. Rebecca, b. July 20, 1773. 

ii. David, b. Aug. 8, 1775. 

iii. Freedon (a dau.), b. Oct. 25, 1777. 

iv. Caleb, twin, b. May 24, 1781. 

V. Joshua, twin, b. May 24, 1781. 

Moses Currier m. Feb. 15, 1776, Mary Hall of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Thomas 
and Judith (Chase) Hall, b. June 10, 1750, and they had the following 
children : 

i. Judith Hall, b. July 25, 1776. 
ii. Moses, b. May 31, 1778. 
iii. Hannah, b. April 15, 1780. 

The families of Currier had left town previous to 1790. 


Alonzo M. Dame was the son of Nathan H. and Nancy (Parker) Dame, 
b. August 15, 1852. After the death of his father, he with his mother, came 
to Cornish from Newport, Nov. 15, 1882, and have since res. here. Unm. His 
mother, Nancy Parker Dame, d. Oct. 17, 1900, aged 81-5-21. 


Francis and Eleanor Dana came from Roxbury, Mass., and lived in towoi 
several years prior to and during the Revolutionarj' War. After 1780 
the family probably left town, as the records or cemeteries show no trace 
of the name after that date. Their children were : 

i. Eunice, b. at Roxbury Mass., Aug. 7, 1768. 

ii. Henry, b. at Boston Nov. 12, 1769; m. June 22, 1790, Martha Pike. 

iii. Foster, b. in Cornish June 11, 1774. 

iv. Stephen, b. in Cornish April 16, 1778. 

V. Nathan, b. in Cornish June 7, 1780. 


Paul Davidson, the first of the name in Cornish, came from Waterford, Vt., 
about 1815. He entered the employ of Horace Weld, then a tanner at 
Cornish Flat. He m. July 30, 1817, Mehssa Chase, dau. of Dea. John 
and Louisa (Joslyn) Chase, b. Feb. 13, 1793, and d. March 2, 1886. He 
d. — — . Children: 

2. i. James Munroe, b. July 22, 1817. 

ii. Alonzo, b. ,1818; d. Nov. 3, 1843. 

iii. Paul, b. March 25, 1820, studied and practiced medicine. Rem. 
to Sharon, Ga., where he spent his life, dying Aug. 22, 1859. He 



first m. July 18, 1843, Drusilla A. Jackson. She d. leaving six 
children. He m. second, Jan. 26, 1856, Sarah J. Dyer, by whom 
he had three children. 

2. James Munroe^ Davidson (Paul^) h. July 22, 1817; m. Nov. 12, 1845, 
Huldah Dresser Jackson, dau. of Judge Eleazer and Lois (Corbin) Jack- 
son, b. Aug. 27, 1820, and d. Oct. 23, 1869. He was a prosperous farmer, 
a very useful man as a public official, serving the town many years as 

James M. Davidson. 

selectman, also represented the town in 1870-71 in the state legislature. 
He d. Nov. 11, 1881. Children, all b. in Cornisli: 

i. Edwin A., b. Nov. 8, 1847. Was clerk in store on the Flat several 

years. He d. March 22, 1876; vmm. 
ii. James Munroe, Jr., b. March 20, 1849, res. in Worcester, Mass. 
iii. Eleazer Jackson, b. Feb. 6, 1852; d. Nov. 29, 1868. 
3. iv. Paul, b. Sept. 10, 1858. 

3. Pauls Davidson (James Munroe'^, Pauh) b. Sept. 10, 1858. He m. March 
19, 1884, Hattie M. Hall of Cornish, dau. of Dr. Lyman and Mary 


Z. Ill 


(Dodge) Hall. b. Aug. 27, 1860. Mr. Davidson for several years has 
served as towii clerk; he is also one of the department overseers of the 
Corbin Blue Mountain Park Association, with res. at the Flat. Children, 
all b. at the Flat: 

i. Harold Eleazer, b. Feb. 3, 1885. 
ii. Reginald P., b. Feb. 16, 1896. 


Jesse Davis was b. Nov. 22, 1800, in Springfield; m. June 17, 1824, 
Apphia Davis of New London, b. Jan. 18, 1804; d. Oct. 9, 1894. They 
came to Cornish in 1834 and settled on a farm north of the Flat near 
Plainfield line, where they remained till 1873, when they rem. to Meri- 
den and spent the rest of their lives with their son. Mr. Davis d. Oct. 
18, 1891. They were conscientious and worthy people and members of 
the Baptist churches, both in Cornish and Meriden. Children : 

i. John, b. April 13, 182.5, in Springfield, and d. Dec. 14, 1833. 

ii. Samuel N., b. Sept. 1, 1826, in Springfield; m. first, Edna Pillsbury 
of Springfield. She d. — — . He m. second, Emma Whittemore. 
Two children by first wife. He d. Feb. 18, 1899. 
JosiAH, b. Sept. .5, 1829, in Springfield. 

iv. Hannah K., b. May 30, 1833, in Springfield; m. Nov. 4, 18.53, Walter 
Foss. Four children. (See Foss.) Res., Melrose, Mass. 

V. John Colby, b. April 19, 1837, in Cornish; m. , Helen Lewis of 

Plainfield, who d. in 1862. They had one child, Edward Le^v-is, 
who d. Oct. 23. 1864. About this time, without known cause, 
Mr. Davis suddenly left town and his whereabouts have since 
been unknown. 

\'i. Francena A., b. Aug. 17, 1844, in Cornish; m. Feb. 13, 1862, David 
R. Davis of Sunapee, who d. Aug. 8, 1876. Three children. She 
d. March 29, 1880. Her death was caused by accidentally falling 
upon a broken chair while playing with her baby. 

\4i. Ellen A., b. Jan. 11, 1848, in Cornish. She d. Oct. 13, 1864, of diph- 
theria. The contagious character of this disease was at this 
time little understood. This resulted in the death of three prom- 
ising little nephews of the deceased a few days afterwards. 

JOSIAH2 Davis {Jesm) was b. Sept. 5, 1829, in Springfield; m. Nov. 2.5, 
1855, Ellen S. Smart of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Polly (Sanborn) 
Smart of Croydon, b. in Croydon Jan. 17, 1829. They lived in Cornish 
till 1862 and then rem. to Meriden and stayed 28 years. In 1890 they 
returned to town and res. on the Flat (1907). He served in the War of 
the Rebellion. (See Military.) Has been a school teacher of large 
experience, member of the school board several years, tax collector, etc. 
He represented the town in the legislature of 1900-01. Mrs. Davis d. 
Jan. 22, 1909. He m. second, July 14, 1909, Amy I. Hilliard of Cornish. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 


i. Herbert J., b. Aug. 17, 1858; d. Oct. 25, 1864. 

ii. Hattie Smart, b. Oct. 8, 1860. Graduated at Kimball Union Acad- 
emy in class of 1880; m. Nov. 24, 1892, Orra S. Bugbee of Cornish. 
Two children. (See Bugbee.) Res. (1910) in Claremont. 

iii. An infant, b. Feb. 14, 1862; d. Feb. 25, 1862. 

iv. Cynthia Vienne, b. July 16, 1866; m. June 26, 1895, Rufus B. Bar- 
ton of Croydon, a graduate of Dartmouth College. He has been 
principal of the high school at Hillsboro Bridge and at present 
(1907), of Windsor, Vt., High School. They have three daus. 

JoHNi Davis was b. in Wales. Came to this country and settled in Greenland. 
It is not known how many children he had. His son, David^, was b. in 

Greenland Dec. 25, 1758. He m. — — , Rachel — , who was b. in 

1756, and d. in Cornish Dec. 1, 1831. They came to Cornish about 1782 
and settled in the north part of the town, where they spent the rest of 
their lives. He d. Feb. 12, 1847. Their children, all b. in town, were: 

i. David, b. June 4, 1784; d. young, 

ii. Henry, b. Oct. 29, 1785. 

iii. David, 2d, b. June 2, 1787; d. Sept. 6, 1803. 

iv. Elijah, b. July 11, 1788. 

V. Rachel, b. July 22, 1790. 

2. vi. John, b. June 11, 1792. 

2. Johns Davis {David% Johw) was b. June 11, 1792; m. , Hannah O. 

Brown, who was b. in 1793, and d. Dec. 28, 1847. A farmer and lived 
on the same farm as his father which is the farm now (1909) owned and 
occupied by Edgar A. Churchill. Here Mr. Davis d. Feb. 20, 1867. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. David, b. Feb. 18, 1819; d. Feb. 28, 1819. 

ii. John Henry, b. March 9, 1820; m. first, , Sarah Edminster of 

Cornish, dau. of Zebedee and Tirzah (York) Edminster, b. , 

and d. in 1856. She left two children, a son and a dau.; m. 

second, — ■ ■, and by her had two children. She d. "many 

years ago." It is said that he again m. After living in town a 
few years he rem. to Rockford, 111., where he spent the remainder 
of his life. He d. suddenly Dec. 18, 1901. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1821; m. Nov. 13, 1866, James Winn of 
Windsor, Vt. She d. Sept. 28, 1891. 

iv. Henrietta Hannah, b. Jan. 13, 1824; m. July 5, 1854, Henry W. 
Davis, b. Jan. 13, 1826, a soldier of the Civil War, who enlisted 
in the 60th Regt. N. Y. Vols. He d. Nov. 25, 1864. Two chil- 
dren. One of these, Winfield Scott has since lived in town. (See 
Bailey.) Henrietta lived in No. Lawrence, N. Y., where she 
d. Feb. 6, 1907. 

v. Georgiana Susan, b. Jan. 14, 1828. Never m. Always lived on the 
Davis homestead. She d. April 15, 1898. 


Reuben Davis was a son of Capt. Moses and Sarah (Sawyer) Davis of Revo- 
lutionary fame, and was b. in Dracut, Mass., Jan. 8, 1793. In early life, 
with his parents, he lived in Hanover; m. first, Aug. 4, 1829, Cynthia 
Grant Emerson of Norwich, Vt. Came to Cornish from Boston in 1836, 
and settled on a large river farm, north of Windsor bridge, now known 
as the Beaman estate. His wife d. Nov. 6, 1841 ; m. second, in 1842, Julia 
Morley of Westfield, Mass., who d. in 1870. He was a thrifty farmer; 
was selectman in 1838; represented the town in the legislatures of 1839- 
42, 1843, and was twice elected state senator. He was a delegate to the 
national convention that nominated James K. Polk for president, and 
was an intimate friend of President Franklin Pierce. A strictly temper- 
ate man, a life-long temperance worker and much respected. In 1868 
he sold his farm in Cornish, and rem. to Hanover, where he d. March 5, 
1869. Children: 

i. Charles Emerson, b. June 13, 1830; d. June 21, 1831. 

ii. Charles, b. Jan. 26, 1832; m. in 1858, Marian Beers. Lived in 

Minn.; d. there in 1899. Three children, 
iii. Caroline Emerson, b. Oct. 4, 1833; m. April 28, 1868, Samuel W. 

Cobb of Hanover. She d. there May 16, 1889. One child: 

Walter D. 
iv. Cynthia Grant, b. Sept. 13, 1838; m. Feb. 1, 1869, her cousin, 

Frank A. Davis, and res. in St. Paul, Minn. Three children. 

Child, by second wife: 

V. Julia A., b. May 23, 1844; m. May, 1869, Edward Sabine of Windsor, 
Vt. She d. in 1897 in Maiden, Mass. Had two children: One 
son, Edward L. Sabine, an engineer on N. Y. Central R. R. 
Mrs. Sabine was a writer of fiction. 


The Days of Cornish are descendants of Anthony Day, b. in 1623 and d. in 
Gloucester, Mass., Dec. 10, 1717, aged 94. 

The generations following in direct line to Cornish records are: Nathaniel^ 
Benjamin3-i, Peletiah^ and Rufus«. 

1. RuFUS Day, the son of Peletiah and Mary (Knapp) Day, was b. in Taun- 
ton, Mass., May 3, 1770. Came to Cornish in 1793; m. first, Feb. 23, 
1794, Betsey Comings of Cornish, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Sarah 
(Butterfield) Comings, b. Feb. 23, 1772, and d. Aug. 9, 1825; m. second, 
Nov. 29, 1825, Mrs. Phoebe (Choate) White, dau. of William and 
Deborah (Yerrington) Choate, b. in Cornish June 11, 1771, and d. March 
3, 1838. He settled and lived near the Moody Hook farm not far from 
the Croydon line. He d. Nov. 16, 1838. Cliildren, all by first wife 
and b. in Cornish: 

i. RoxANA, b. Jan. 23, 1795; m. Feb. 23, 1815, Joseph Hilliard of 
Cornish. Eleven children. (See Hilliard.) She d. April 19, 1878. 








ii. Rebecca, b. Jan. 17, 1797; m. Sept. 10, 1822, Saul Wyman of Cornish. 

Five children. (See Wyman.) She d. July 1, 1881. 
iii. Sylvia, b. July 15, 1799; m. Nov. 29, 1820, Joseph Richardson of 
Cornish. Six children. (See Richardson.) She d. Feb. 14, 
Samuel Comings, b. April 15, 1802. 
Eliza, b. June 7, 1805; m. March 15, 1830, Samuel Jones. Five 

children. Res., Montpelier, Vt. She d. May 23, 1890. 
Hiram A., b. Oct. 3, 1807. 

Emeline, b. July 4, 1810; m. Sept. 27, 1828, Ariel K. Wood of Cor- 
nish. Six children. (See Wood.) She d. July 16, 1887. 
viii. LuciNDA, b. April 7, 1814; m. Sept. 17, 1847, Alvin Comings of 
Cornish. Two children. (See Comings.) She d. Feb. 23, 1902. 

2. Samuel Comings" Day (Rufus'^, Peletiah, Benjamitv-^, Nathanieb, An- 

thonys) b. April 15, 1802; m. Sept. 20, 1826, Mahala Wood of Cornish, 
dau. of Deacon Reuben and Mercy (Phillips) Wood, b. July 9, 1800, and 
d. in Ashburnham, Mass., April 21, 1893, aged 92. He settled at first 
in Moretown, Vt., where he remained five years. Was lamed for life 
in catching a horse, then came back to Cornish where he res. till 1805 
and then rem. to Lebanon where he d. June 2, 1875. A shoemaker and 
farmer. Quiet and unpretending, he lived a life of consistent piety, was 
an ardent supporter of the Baptist Church, both in Cornish and Lebanon, 
and by all was esteemed a good man. Children: 

i. Phoebe C, b. Dec. 14, 1829; m. Jan. 1, 1851, J. H. Stevens of Canaan. 

Res. in Canaan, Enfield and Hill. He d. Feb. 7, 1898. She d. 

Aug. 30, 1901. Had four children, 
ii. Betsey' Ann, b. July 17, 1831; m. June 12, 1850, Chas. Vinal Cobb. 

Five children. (See Cobb.) He d. Jan. 9, 1884. 
4. iii. Mervin G., b. Aug. 29, 1835. 

3. Hiram A.' Day {Rufus^, Peletiah^, Benjamirv-', Nalhanieb, Anthonys) b. 

Oct. 3, 1807; m. June 29, 1837, Mary Louise Wyman of Cornish, dau. 
of Jesse and Mary (Dorr) Wyman, b. April 11, 1813; d. June 12, 1885, 
aged 72. He d. June 10, 1895. A farmer and capitalist; enjoyed the 
confidence of his townsmen and from them received several offices of 
honor and trust. He represented the town in the legislature of 1883. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Edward Orville, b. June 21, 1838; m. Feb. 2, 1886, L. Addie Spauld- 
ing of Cornish, b. March 2, 1843, dau. of Siloam S. and Mahala 
(Silloway) Spaulding. No cliildren. Served the town nine 
years as selectman. Represented the town in state legislature 
of 1893; town treasurer 1907- ; treasurer of Cheshire Lodge and 
a useful citizen. 

ii. Henry M., b. Aug. 29, 1842; m. April 5, 1882, Alice H. Peck, dau. of 
Solon A. Peck, Esq., of Lebanon. Resides in Lebanon, engaged 
in banking and insurance business. 





Charles F., b. Jan. 28, 1844. Enlisted Aus- 8, 1862, in the 9th 
Regt. N. H. Vols.; was wounded in battle, taken prisoner Sept. 
30, 1864, at Poplar Grove Church, Va., taken to Libby Prison, 
afterward to Salisbury Stockade, where he d. Dec. 25, 1864. 

Caroline L., b. Sept. 12, 1845. 

Martha Wyman, b. Nov. 28, 1851. Graduated at Kimball Union 
Academy in class of 1872; teacher in Burlington (Vt.) Academy, 


Hiram A. Day. 

1873-77; Kimball Union Academy 1877-78; supt. of schools in 
Cornish 1882-83; m. June 6, 1898, Dea. Philemon C. Hardy of 
Cornish. No children. 

Mervin G.8 Day (Samuel Comings^, Rufus', Peletiahs Benjamim->, 
Nathanieb, Anthonys) b. Aug. 29, 1835; m. Nov. 23, 1860, Emma L. 
Dame, dau. of George and Julia A. (Davis) Dame, b. Sept. 30, 1839. A 
harness maker; learned his trade with John L. Couch on Cornish Flat, 



where he Uved several years and then rem. to Ludlow, Vt. Cliildren, b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Alice M., b. July 21, 1867; m. Oct. 17, 1894, Arthur G. Spaulding. 
ii. Frank G., b. March 18, 1869; m. June 14, 1893, Alice E. Shaw. 


The Deans of Cornish have descended from James Dean of Conn., who was a 
soldier of the Revolution, serving through the whole war. Was with 
Gen. Washington at Valley Forge during the memorable winter of 1777- 
78. Lived to the age of 102 years and died in Vt. Had six children. 
Among them was Elkanah^, b. in Bethel, Vt. ; m. Naomi Goelet of Gran- 
tham; res. for a time in the family of Ebenezer Burr of Grantham (after- 
ward Cornish). They had six children, three boys and three girls. One 
of the boys was George C. Dean^, born in Roxbury, Vt., Aug. 4, 1831; 
rem. when young to Bethel, where he resided until 1867, when he came 
to Cornish. While living in Bethel he m. March, 1855, Harriet 
A. Burr of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Hall) Burr, b. Aug. 13, 
1831. They res. in Cornish till the spring of 1885 when they rem. to 
Dakota Territory, going with a colony known as the Vermont colony, 
and engaged in grain growing, etc. The undertaking did not prove suc- 
cessful owing to several seasons of drought, grasshoppers, hail, etc. Mr. 
Dean d. there Feb. 19, 1894. The rest of the family, abandoning the 
idea of remaining there, returned East to Cornish. Children, b. in 
Bethel, Vt. 

i. Fred A., b. April 7, 1853. A travehng salesman with various 
goods, chiefly nursery stock. Unm. in 1902. Res., No. Charles- 

ii. Herbert G., b. July 31, 1860; m. Nov. 9, 1892, Alice C. Sanderson 
of Plainfield, dau. of Levi H. and Jane (Rawson) Sanderson, 
b. Oct. 12, 1871. Res. in No. Charlestown, engaged in farming. 
Have five children (1902): 1. Harold H., b. in Cornish Nov. 
21, 1893. 2. Bernice C, b. in Cornish March 10, 1895. 3. 
Ethel F., b. in Cornish Sept. 2, 1896. 4. Dora J., b. in Charles- 
town July 7, 1899. 5. Marjorie Burr, b. in Charlestown Feb. 
3, 1902. 


I. John' Deming was the emigrant ancestor of all bearing the name who have 
ever res. in Cornish. He came to Conn, about 1640. His descendants, in 
direct line to their settlement in Cornish, are as follows: John^, Joseph', 
Penned, to Ebenezer^, who, in mature life, with several of his children, 
came to town. His name, so far as known, appears first in town in 
1786, but he may have come earlier, l^e was b. March 8, 1726, the son 
of Penuel and Ann (Sumner) Deming. He was a school teacher of 
large experience, having taught forty-six consecutive winters. He also 










held town offices. He had m. Jan. 2, 1755, Ehzabeth Dana, b. in 1733, 
and d. Nov. 27, 1802, aged 69, and who is buried in Cornish. He d. 
Nov. 21, 1811, but there is no monumental record of him in town. 
Children, all b. in Pomfret, Conn.: 

William, b. Oct. 15, 1755. 

Ann (or Nancy), b. Aug. 3, 1757; ni. Phinehas Child of Woodstock, 
Conn. (bapt. Sept. 21, 1746), a brother of Levina (Child) Jack- 
son, the first wife of Lieut. Eleazer Jackson. 
. Seth, b. June 22, 1759. 

Alpheus, b. June 4, 1761. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1763; m. Jan. 21, 1789, Capt. Caleb Chase 
of Cornish, son of Moses and Hannah (Brown) Chase. She had 
nine children. (See Chase.) He d. Sept. 1, 1856, aged 89. 
She d. Sept. 20, 1840. 
vi. Ebenezer, Jr., b. Dec. 24, 1765; m. Jan. 29, 1792, Mrs. Eunice 
(Child) Gates, dau. of Richard and Abigail (Green) Child, b. 
July 10, 1764, and d. Dec. 6, 1843. They had eight children. 
He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and d. in Albany, N. Y., 
at the close of the war. 

5. vii. Harvey, b. Dec. 6, 1767. 
viii. Lucy, b. Feb. 3, 1770. 

ix. Sylvester, b. June 7, 1772. 

X. Esther, b. Oct. 16, 1776; m. June 14, 1800, Daniel Ford of Claremont. 
Had seven children. (See Ford.) She d. Dec. 29, 1837. 

2. Williams Deming {Ebenezer^-, Penueh, Joseph^, John^-') was b. Oct. 15, 
1755. He m. Sarah Hall of Cornish, dau. of David and Mary (Barrett) 
Hall, b. in 1767, and d. Aug. 18, 1851. He d. Sept. 11, 1833. Was a 
member of the class of 1779 at Dartmouth College; held a commission 
as Lieut, in the militia, and was a man of acknowledged ability and 
influence. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i, Mary Barrett, b. Feb. 10, 1791; m. Clark. Lived in Pots- 
dam, N. Y. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1792; d. Jan. 17, 1793. 

iii. Sarah Winchester, b. March 26, 1794; m. March 15, 1849, David 
Westgate of Plainfield (second wife). She d., childless, March 
25, 1879. 

iv. David Ebenezer, b. June 14, 1796, and d. Sept. 5, 1879. He was a 
physician, a graduate from Castleton Med. Ins. in 1820. Prac- 
ticed in Hinesburg, Vt., till 1833, then went to Kalamazoo, 
Mich. ; was state senator in 1840, in Mich, legislature. He m. 
Jan. 29, 1829, Electa L., dau. of John M. and Mary A. (Peck) 
Elbridge, b. July 12, 1808; d. April 2, 1884. They had six 

6. V. William Sumner, b. Aug. 7, 1798. 

vi. Jonathan Hall, b. July 10, 1800; d. Aug. 24, 1803. 

vii. Daniel Grosvenor, b. April 23, 1803; m. Martha Alice Bryant of 


Cornish, dau. of Sears and Martha (Luther) Bryant, b. Aug. 8, 

1813, and d. Nov. 7, 1887, childless. He d. Sept. 16, 1887. A 

viii. Cyrus Pitt, b. March 24, 1806; d. March 31, 1891, in Kalamazoo, 

Mich. He m. Jan. 1, 1842, Phebe A. Hunter, b. in 1815, and d. 

Sept. 23, 1854. Four children. 
ix. Elizabeth, b! in 1809; m. Dec. 2, 1840, Israel Hall of Cornish (third 

wife). Had five children. (See Hall.) She d. Jan. 22, 1875. 

They lived near the bridge leading over Connecticut river to 

Windsor, Vt., where the creamery now stands. 

3. Seth6 Deming {Ebenezer^, PenueU, Joseph^, John"-') was b. June 22, 1759; 

m. first, Huldah Tucker, b. April 2, 1768, and d. in Sept., 1795; 
m. second, July 24, 1796, Mary Gustine, b. Oct. 21, 1767, d. June 28, 
1843. He served in the War of the Revolution. He d. Sept. 13, 1819. 
Children by Huldah Tucker, b. in Cornish: 

7. i. Sylvester, b. Sept. 24, 1792. 

ii. George W., b. Jan. 19, 1794. Never m.; d. Aug. 30, 1825. 

Children by Mary Gustine, b. in Cornish: 

iii. Huldah, b. June 26, 1797. She d. in 1798. 

iv. Polly, b. Oct. 28, 1798. Never m.; d. April 2, 1873. 

4. Alpheus" Deming (Ebenezer'', Penueh, Joseph', Johrr-^) b. June 4, 

1762; m. Feb. 22, 1795, Hannah Taylor of Cornish, dau. of Capt. Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Sumner) Taylor, b. May 11, 1775, and d. Feb. 25, 1841. 
He d. April 9, 1848. Chiklren, all b. in Cornish : 

i. Harvey S., b. Jan. 6, 1796 ; d. May 27, 1798, was drowned in a cistern. 
(See Casualties.) 

ii. Elizabeth S., b. Dec. 15, 1797; m. Nathaniel Pierce. She d., child- 
less, April 5, 1863. 

8. iii. Horace Lorenzo, b. June 1, 1800. 

9. iv. Solon Harvey, b. March 16, 1802. 

v. Susan L., b. June 22, 1804; d. unm. Nov. 9, 1826. 

vi. Caroline M., b. March 27, 1807; m. May 23, 1845, James Tasker of 
Cornish. One son, Harvey D., who d. Jan. 23, 1885, aged 42. 
Caroline d. June 25, 1879. Mr. Tasker d. May 3, 1876. 

vii. John W., b. Aug. 27, 1809; m. first, Celinda Rawson of Paris, Me., 
dau. of Ebenezer and Betsey (Taylor) Rawson, b. April 22, 
1795. She d. childless, June 29, 1865; m. second, Charlotte 
Taylor of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Edena (Williams) 
Taylor. No issue. They res. in Paris, Me. She d. April 
17, 1894, in Detroit, Mich., at the Old Ladies' Home. He d. 
March 7, 1875. 

viii. Huldah Tucker, b. April 11, 1812. Never m.; d. July 20, 1880. 

ix. Ebenezer Sumner, b. Nov. 18, 1815; m. in 1846, Maria Curtis, b. 
May 1, 1828. Had two children who d. in youth. He was a 


physician, a graduate of Med. Dept. of Dartmouth College, 
class of 1842. Practiced in Vt. and Peoria, 111. He d. Sept. 6, 

"Earth his dust. Friends his memorj', Heaven his Spirit." 

(Inscription on liis tombstone.) 

5. Harveys Deming {Ehenezcr'', Pcnueh, Joseph', Johm-^) b. Dec. 6, 1767; m. 

Nov. 15, 1798, Eunice Ford of Cornish, dau. of Capt. Daniel and Lydia 
(Goodwin) Ford, b. in Claremont May 12, 1779, and d. in Cornish 
Feb. 1 1847. He d. Feb. 26, 1835. He was a deacon and devout mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church, also an extensive and successful farmer. 
CMldren, all b. in Cornish: 

10. i. John Milton, b. Oct. 27, 1799. 

11. ii. JuDAH S., b. March 10, 1801. 

iii. Eliza Emily, b. Feb. 19, 1803; d. Jan. 25, 1831, unm. 

iv. Harvey Ford, b. June 17, 1809; m. July 3, 1842, Mary A. Lord, 

dau. of Rev. Benj. and Mary Lord. Had two children. He was 

a physician, a graduate from Castleton, Vt., in class of 1836. 

Res. and practiced medicine at Mt. Desert, Me., where he d. Oct. 

18, 1849. 

12. V. Stephen Bial, b. Nov. 3, 1812. 

13. vi. Daniel Philander, b. May 3, 1816. 

vii. Eunice Jane, b. July 22, 1818; m. Wesson Newconib of Bernards- 
to\\Ti, Vt. Two children. She d. April 18, 1879. 

14. viii. Norman Alexander, b. July 18, 1824. 

6. William Sumner^ Deming {William^, Ebenezer', Penueh, Joseph^, Johtv-^) 

h. Aug. 7, 1798; m. first, Jan. 30, 1850, Anna F. Town of Cornish, dau. 
of Moses and Betsey (Woodbury) Towni, b. April 20, 1820, and d. Dec. 
5, 1853; m. second, in 1854, Eliza Dow of Plainfield, dau. of Jeremiah 
and Iveziah Dow. She d. childless, June 1, 1892. Mr. Deming d. 
Sept. 26, 1859. He was a man of commanding presence, sound judg- 
ment and good social standing. Served the towTi as selectman, repre- 
sentative, etc. Was a capt. in the N. H. Militia. Had one child by 
first marriage: 

William, b. Oct. 23, 1852, and d. June 26, 1853. 

7. Sylvester' Deming {Seth«, Ebenezer', Penueh, Joseph^, Johiv-^) b. Sept. 

24, 1792. He m. in 1819 Charlotte Campbell of Acworth, dau. of 
Daniel and Jane (Wallace) Campbell. She d. in Galesburg, 111. A few 
years after then- marriage he left home and did not return for nearly forty 
j^ears, so but little is known of his life. Late in life he returned and d. 
in Cornish Jan. 27, 1875. Children, supposed b. in Cornish: 

i. Seth Campbell, b. July 6, 1820; m. Feb. 7, 1878, Hannah Taylor 
Deming of Cornish, dau. of Horace L. and CaroUne (Hilhard) 
Deming, b. April 12, 1843. Mr. Deming d. Feb. 14, 1899. His 
wid. d. April 17, 1909. They had no children. 


ii. Nancy, b. Nov. 1, 1823; m. Nov. 6, 1844, William Balloch of Cornish. 
She had five children. (See Balloch.) 

8. Horace Lorenzo? Deming (Alpheiis''-, Ehenezer', Penueb, Joseph^, Johw^-^) 

b. June 1, 1800; m. July 1, 1841, Caroline P. Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of 
Benjamin and Roxana (Hall) Hilliard, b. July 8, 1817, and d. Oct. 13, 
1867. He d. Oct. 11, 1885. A farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Hannah Taylor, b. April 12, 1843; m. Feb. 7, 1878, Seth C. Deming. 
No is.sue. She d. April 17, 1909. Seth C. d. Feb. 14, 1899. 

15. ii. George Leonard, b. Jan. 11, 1845. 

iii. William Elbridge, b. April 17, 1848. Never m. He was a team- 
ster and lumberman; d. June 14, 1903. 
iv. Lizzie Sarah, b. July 23, 1853; d. March 28, 1889, unm. 

9. Solon Harvey" Deming {Alpheus^, Ebenezer-, Penueh, Joseph^, John^-^) 

h. March 16, 1802; m. in Oct., 1841, Lucia Laodicia Silloway of Plain- 
field, dau. of William and Abigail (Jenny) Silloway, b. in 1820, and d. 
Dec. 28, 1864. He d. Feb. 2, 1863. A farmer. Cliildren, all b. in 

i. Lucia G., b. Jan. 29, 1846; m. Jan. 3, 1866, Benjamin Kimball Chase 

of Cornish. She d. childless, Oct. 30, 1871. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 5, 1847; d. unm. April 17, 1902. 
iii. Ellen M., b. Jan. 22, 1850; d. unm. Feb. 2, 1872. 

16. iv. Charles H., b. Nov. 4, 1852. 

V. Ebenezer S., b. Nov. 27, 1859. Teamster, liveryman and mail 

carrier. Never m.; d. Nov. 26, 1905. 
vi. Edward W., b. Oct. 12, 1861 ; d. unm. Aug. 13, 1901. 

10. John Milton^ Deming (Harvey^, Ebenezer^, Penuch, Joseph^, John^-^) h. 

Oct. 27, 1799; m. July 5, 1829, Charlotte Huggins of Cornish, dau. of 
John and Sarah (Richardson) Huggins, b. May 20, 1801, and d. May 8, 
1896. He d. July 8, 1874. He was a thrifty farmer and lived in the 
" Hempyard" in southeast part of the town. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Emily Ann, b. March 1, 1830; m. July 1, 1857, Edward P. Fellows 

of Weathersfield, Vt., where they res. She d. , 1910. No 


ii. Alver A Olivia, b. Dec. 12, 1831; m. Jan. 22, 1859, Gilbert E. Jen- 
nings. Res., No. Newport. Two children. She d. July 21, 

iii. John Harvey, b. Dec. 23, 1834; d. March 28, 1838. 

iv. Harvey Ford, b. June 22, 1839; m. July 25, 1869, Sarah M. Libbey 
of Newjjort, where they res. She was dau. of Rev. J. B. Libbey, 
b. Jan. 14, 1848. Had four children, all b. in Newport. He d. 
Feb. 26, 1900. A shoemaker, and dealer in shoes. 

V. John Milton, Jr., b. Aug. 31, 1840; a farmer, unm. and res. at No. 


11. JuDAH SoLON' Deming {Harveij^, Ebenezer^, Penueh, Joseph^, Johrv-'^) b. 

March 10, 1801; m. June 18, 1828, Caroline Matilda Jackson of Cornish, 
dau. of Walter and Elizabeth (Weld) Jackson, b. Feb. 5, 1806; d. Jan. 
4, 1866. He d. Jan. 19, 1847. He was a very devout man, a member of 
the Baptist Church. A farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Elizabeth Caroline, b. Oct. 12, 1829; m. Dec. 24, 1861, Alfred C. 

Chadbourne of Cornish. Six children. (See Chadbourne.) 

She d. Jan. 2, 1900. 
ii. Isabel, b. Sept. 1, 1834; m. Oct. 22, 1862, Hiram Day Hilliard of 

Cornish. She d. Aug. 3, 1893. Seven children. (See Hilhard.) 
iii. Susan Matilda, b. Feb. 11, 1840; m. March 10, 1864, Benjamin F. 

Thrasher, formerly of Cornish, but they now res. in Claremont 

(1904). Three children. (See Thrasher.) 
iv. Marvin Judah, b. May 4, 1842; m. Feb. 14, 1867, Arabell R. Kelley 

of Cornish, dau. of Amos and Abigail (Coburn) Kelley, 

b. Aug. 16, 184,5. He is a farmer. They had one child: Lizzie 

M., b. Jan. 21, 1868, and d. Dec. 16, 1869. (See Casualties.) 

12. Stephen Bial' Deming {Harvey^, Ebenezer^, Penueb, Joseph^, John^-^) 

b. Nov. 3, 1812; m. Feb. 3, 1840, Nancy A., dau. of George and Rebecca 
(Jacobs) Fisher, b. Oct. 2, 1815, and d. Sept. 2, 1884. He d. July 28, 1886, 
in Cornish. A thrifty farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Francis Dwight, b. July 2, 1842; m. first, Fanny Thorndike, two 
children, both d. young; m. second, a wid., — ■ — ■ — - Moses of 
Wakefield, Mass. He d. May 23, 1881, in Wakefield, Mass. 

ii. Laura Ann, b. Nov. 7, 1844; m. Oct. 9, 1866, J. T. Dunsmore of 
Charlestown. Now (1904) res. in Bradford, Mass. They have 
four cliildren. 

iii. Eunice Ford, b. Sept. 16, 1846; m. in 1867, Waldo L. Howard, then 
of Cornish. He d. Dec. 15, 1889, in Bradford, Mass. She 
rem. to California, res. (1910) in Eugene, Ore. Two children, 
daus. (See Howard.) 

iv. Henry W., b. July 26, 1848; m. Feb. 22, 1882, Lucia A. Kendrick of 
Cornish, dau. of George N. and Lydia J. (Spencer) Kendrick, b. 
Feb. 13, 1856; d. Jan. 22, 1892. No issue. He sold his farm in 
1900 and rem. to Oakland, Cal. He d. May 8, 1909. 

V. Nancy Eliza, b. June 30, 1850; m. Feb. 24, 1875, Hiram L. Burpee 
of Grantham. Res. in 1903 in Cambridge, Mass. Two chil- 
dren. She d. — — , in California. 

vi. Charles Bial, b. Nov. 7, 1853; m. June 12, 1879, Nellie E. Morgan of 
Cornish, dau. of Dana N. and Julia A. (Wood) Morgan, b. Jan. 
24, 1856, and d. May 16, 1880. She left one child, Nellie. It is 
supposed that he is living somewhere in the West, but his where- 
abouts are unknown. 

vii. Harry Fred, b. in 1855, and d. young. 

viii. Fred Willis, b. Sept. 30, 1857; d. Nov. 5, 1857. 



13. Daniel Philander- Deming (Harvey', Ebenezers, Penueh, Joseph^, 
John"-^) b. May 3, 1816; was a Baptist clergyman. (See Baptist Church 
and Pastors.) He m. first, May 1, 1846, Abby Ann Clough, dau. of 
Moses and Lucy (WilUams) Clough of Campton, b. in 1822; d. May 28, 
1850, leaving two little daus. He in. second, July 15, 1851, Abby Ann 
Hardy of Hollis, dau. of Timothy and Ann (Nichols) Hardy, b. Feb. 7, 
1828. Mr. Deming d. in Cornish June 10, 1885. Children: 

Rev. D. p. Deming. 

i. Lucy Ella, b. in Washington April 20, 1847; m. in 1877, Moses B. 

Ford of Hudson. She d. in Lowell, Mass., April 1, 1885. Two 

ii. Abby Ann, b. March 24, 1850, in Hollis. She d. unm. in Billerica, 

Mass., June 3, 1881. 

Child by second marriage: 

iii. Carrie Maria, b. in Cornish April 7, 1861. Graduated at Kimball 
Union Academy in class of 1881; taught schools in Cornish, and 
high schools in Newport, Westminster and Holyokc, Mass., and 
in Stetson University at De Land, Fla. ; m. Oct. 20, 1891, James B. 
Whittemore of Holyoke, Mass., where they res. Three children. 


14. Norman Alexander' Deming {Harvey^, Ebenezer^, Penueh, Joseph^, 

John^-'-) b. July 18, 1824; m. first, June 4, 1848, Lucy Ann Bartlett of 
Cornish, dau. of Peletiah and Lucy (Johnson) Bartlett, b. Dec. 10, 1827, 
d. Nov. 3, 1862; m. second, June 18, 1864, Cahsta Flowers of Hartland, 
Vt., dau. of Ahira and Eliza (Barrell) Flowers, b. April 4, 1841, d. Aug. 
31, 1888. He d. Feb. 3, 1899. He was a thrifty farmer and res. a few 
years on Dingleton, then settled on the Stephen Ford farm where he d. 
Prominent in the affairs of the town; was selectman nine years besides 
holding other offices of trust and honor. Children, all b. in Cornish. 
Children by first marriage: 

i. Jenny Lind, b. June 1, 1849; m. Jan. 23, 1868, Dr. Orman Terry 
of Bethel, Vt. She d. Dec. 14, 1879. 
17. ii. Herbert, b. Oct. 11, 1851. 

iii. Harvey Jesse, b. Aug. 8, 1854; d. Nov. 10, 1862. 

iv. ]\L\RTHA Ada, b. Feb. 3, 1857; d. Nov. 4, 1862. These last two chil- 
dren with their mother, became at once the victims of malignant 
diphtheria at a time when the nature of the disease was little 

V. Almina Estelle, b. July 27, 1858; m. first, April 11, 1881, James W. 
Fitch of Cornish. Two children. (See Fitch.) He suddenly 
wil hout known cause left his family and town for parts unknown, 

giving his wife occasion for a div. which she obtained . She 

afterwards m. second, Sept. 20, 1900, Fred R. Streeter. No 
issue. She d. Jan. 25, 1903. 

Children by second marriage : 

vi. Victor Norman, b. July 17, 1866, m. Sept. 18, 1890, Mary A. Bishop 
of Nova Scotia, b. in 1865. She d. Oct. 10, 1893, leaving one 
cliild, Katharine, b. Nov. 29, 1892. Res., Bellows Falls; rail- 
way postal clerk. 

vii. Harvey Clayton, b. March 3, 1869; m. Sept. 26, 1896, Nettie F. 
Merrill, b. Jan. 23, 1872. Res., Redlands, Cal. A dealer in 
musical instruments. 

\-iii. Hugh, b. Nov. 20, 1875; m. Jan. 28, 1897, Mazie B. Harris, b. May 
6, 1868. Res. at Fort Ann, N. Y. A farmer. Returned to 
Cornish to live in 1907 on the homestead where he was b. 

15. George Leonards Deming (Horace^, Alpheus", Ebenezer-, Penuel*, Joseph^, 

John^-^) b. Jan. 11, or 19, 1845; m. May 25, 1871, JuUa E. Comings of 
Cornish, dau. of Joseph B. and Sybil (Nevens) Comings, b. Dec. 24, 1846, 
and d. Aug. 17, 1906. A teacher of large experience and success. Has 
been member of the school board for several years, also of the board of 
selectmen. Has always manifested a li-\-ely interest in all things con- 
nected with his native town. He m. second, Sept. 3, 1908, Elizabeth 
Kate Herdman of Boston, dau. of Rev. Andrew and Elizabeth (Close) 
Herdman of Nova Scotia, b. Feb. 5, 1857. Children, all b. in towTi: 


i. Sybil Lucia, b. May 6, 1874. She spent some years in teaching; 
m. Dec. 6, 1898, Alfred B. Chadbourne of Cornish. Now (1910) 
they res. in Windsor, Vt. Two children. (See Chadbourne.) 

ii. Caroline Leora, b. April 15, 1876; d. Aug. 21, 1886. 

iii. Seth Comings, b. May 24, 1891 ; d. May 30, 1900. 

16. Charles H.s Deming {Solon', Alpheus'', Ebenezer^, Penueh, Joseph, John^-^) 

b. Nov. 4, 1852; m. Dec. 16, 1881, Dora B. Chase of Cornish, dau. of 
Henry S. and Hattie C. (Batchelder) Chase, b. July 9, 1859. He was a 
farmer. Was selectman three years, also town treasurer. He d. Nov. 
12, 1895. Child, b. in Cornish: Robert C, b. Oct. 22, 1883. 

17. Herberts Deming (Norman'', A. Harveij^, Ebenezer'^, Penueh, Joseph^' 

John^-^) b. Oct. 11, 1851 ; m. May 20, 1884, Nelhe Ida Hilliard of Cornish, 
dau. of Joseph and Mary (Bryant) HiUiard, b. March 14, 1860. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of Cornish and Kimball Union Academy he 
became a teacher. Served several years on the school board of the town. 
Previous to this he spent some years in California. Returning he settled 
on the farm formerly owned and occupied by Capt. Constant W. Smith, 
where, as a successful farmer, he enjoys the confidence of his townsmen. 
Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Claude Hilliard, twin, b. Aug. 19, 1885. Graduated Kimball 
Union Academy 1906; attended Albany Business College. 

ii. Clyde Leroy, twin, b. Aug. 19, 1885. Graduated Kimball Union 
Academy 1906; Bowdoin College, class 1910; assistant principal 
in Portland High School, Conn., 1911. 

iii. Hubert Ira, b. Sept. 13, 1888. Graduated Kimball Union Acad- 
emy, 1909; since then engaged in teaching. 

iv. Jesse, b. Nov. 20, 1892. 


1. Capt. Andrew Dodge was b. in Woburn, Mass., Sept. 22, 1771. He 

received his commission in the War of 1812. He m. , Sally Bowers, 

who was b. in Townshend, Mass., July 3, 1774, and by her had three 
children. They came to Hartland, Vt., where they lived until by 
reason of diversity of tastes or character, they separated. She, with her 
children, continuing to live in Hartland till she d. Oct. 5, 1860; while he 
came to Cornish and settled on a farm in a ravine northwest of the Flat, 
since knowTi as "Dodge Hollow." Here he spent the rest of his life 
dying June 16, 1858. Their children were: 

i. Sally, b. Sept. 9, 1799; m. , Augustus Stevens. Nine children. 

Res., Hartland, Vt. She d. in 1876. 
2. ii. Andrew, Jr., b. May 28, 1803. 

iii. Hannah, b. July 11, 1811; m. , Asa Messer of Hartland, Vt., 


where 1h(>y lived. Throe children, all boys. She d. in May, 

Andrew^ Dodge {Andrew^) was b. in Hartland, Vt., May 28, 1803; m. 
first, Aug. 20, 1829, Sarah M. Hildreth of Dracut, Mass., b. Sept. 17, 
1807. She d. in Cornish July 27, 1848. He was a machinist and lived 
in Boston. While there in 1847, he sent his wife and children to 
Cornish to live near his aged father. On July 27, 1848, a fearful thunder 
storm arose. The mother, with five of her youngest children, becoming 
fearful, left their own house and fled for shelter and comiianionship to 
the house of her father-in-law. Captain Dodge. A strong gale swept 
down the ravine from the northwest and destroyed the house in which 
they were. A drenching rain immediately followed. The old gentle- 
men and his housekeeper were unhurt. The mother with three of her 
children were found dead. A boy was found ahve, but fearfully scalped 
and pinioned in the debris, but the most wonderful circumstance con- 
nected with it was the little baby in its mother's arms, sheltered by her 
crushed form, was alive and unharmed. The sad intelligence was con- 
veyed as soon as possible to the bereaved husband and father, who, with 
characteristic faith and Christian composure said, "The Lord gave and 
the Lord hath taken away, and blessed be the name of the Lord." The 
funeral rites were impressive and solemn. A pulpit was erected outside 
the church, midway between the two audience rooms, so the speaker 
could be heard by those crowding both rooms, as well as by crowds 
assembled out.side. Dr. Nahum P. Foster, pastor of the Baptist Church, 
preached the sermon. The occasion and event created a deep im- 

A year or two elapsed and the remnant of the family removed to Rich- 
mond where Deacon Dodge m. second. May 7, 1850, Mrs. Almira Bing- 
ham of Richmond, b. Sept. 26, 1794. The last five years of his life were 
spent in Claremont with his nephew, A. P. Messer, where he d. March 
30, 1893. Children, all by first wife, Sarah M. : 
i. Harriet E., b. in Dracut, Mass., Aug. 18, 1830; m. in 1855 (?) Dr. 

Riley Carpenter. No children; d. Feb. 7, 1875, in Grand Rapids, 

ii. Lemuel P., b. Sept. 28, 1832. Went south and imbibed the southern 

spirit, entered the Confederate army, held a commission as 

major in one of the regts. under Ben McCullough's command. 

After the war he came north and m. Jan. 1, 1866, Blanche M. 

Carpenter of Brattleboro, Vt. One son, Hubert Andrew, b. 

Aug. 6, 1867. Mr. Dodge again went south, engaging in various 

enterprises, but since 1900 all trace of him is lost, 
iii. Asahel C, b. in Nashua, Jan. 21, 1835. Was severely injured in the 

wreck of the house when the others were crushed. Recovered 

and went to sea, but lost his life by being thrown overboard from 

the masthead, April 2, 1860. 
iv. Sarah M., b. in Lowell, Mass., Feb. 26, 1837; d. July 27, 1848. 
V. Andrew F., b. in Boston Sept. 23, 1840; d. July 27, 1848. 


vi. Francis M., b. in Boston Dec. 28, 1842; d. July 27, 1848. 

vii. Emma R., b. in Boston Aug. 20, 1846. She was the little infant so 
miraculously spared at the time so many of the other members 
of the family were killed. She m. Sept. 16, 1866, Geo. W. Hay- 
wood of Brattleboro, Vt. Res. in Meriden, Conn. 


The Do!e family are of Irish descent. Richard', b. in 1624, came to America 
in 1639. The generations following in direct line are as follow: Richard--', 
Edmund^ Richard*, David«, b. in 1776, who came to Washington in 1803; m. 
Annis Rideout and had eight children, a'l b. in Washington. Lemuel', iheir 
iourth child, was b. Oct. 20, 1814; m . May 23, 1837, Relief White, dau. of John 
and Esther (Wheeler) White, b. Sept. 21 1814, and d. Aug. 8, 1906, in Claremont. 
They came to Claremont in 1842. Had nine children, all b. in Claremont 
except the first. Their fourth child : 

Levi R.s Dole, b. March 24, 1847; m. Aug. 24, 1867, Elsie Shepardson of 
Claremont. They went to Mo., where they lived four years and then 
returned 1o Claremont. They came to Cornish in 1880 and settled on 
the John Weld farm. A farmer and butcher. Has been one of the 
selectmen three years. Children: 

i. Lemuel Reuben, b. in Claremont July 12, 1868; m. May 19, 1906, 
Mrs. Laura E. Eastman of South Weare. 

ii. Ina Relief, b. in Mo. April 1, 1872; m. Oct. 1, 1901 , Luther E. Chad- 
bourne of Cornish. Res. in Cornish. 

iii. Hermon Evarts, b. in Claremont Feb. 24, 1874; m. Oct. 4, 1898, 
Emma E. Chadbourne of Cornish, dau. of William E. and Rosella 
(Stone) Chadbourne, b. Dec. 1, 1869. Children: 1. Avis, b. 
July 16, 1903. 2. Robert C, b. Nov. 7, 1906. 

iv. Maurice Guy, b. in Claremont Feb. 14, 1879; m. Feb. 1, 1904, Rena 
Louise Ramsay at Bellows Falls, Vt. Res., Windsor, Vt., a 
traveling salesman. A child (3d), Charlotte S., was b. in Cor- 
nish Dec. 13, 1907; also a dau., Eleanor M., b. Aug. 25, 1909. 

V. Elsie Levitha, b. in Cornish Jan. 15, 1881; m. Jan. 4, 1904, Berton 
E. Lewis from Randolph, Vt. Res., Windsor, Vt. 


1. Benjamin Dorr was b. July 15, 1760; m. June 1, 1783, Elizabeth Cotton, 
b. Oct. 30, 1760, and d. June 8, 1845. Her mother's name was Mary 
Ford (or Force) who d. Jan. 16, 1820, aged 94. No records obtained 
showing when he came to town, or where from, but he took up and paid 
for a part of lot No. 5, Range 4, which would indicate that it was not 
long after the Revolution. He d. at Meriden April 11, 1839. Children, 
probably all b. in Cornish: 

2. i. Gridley, b. April 5, 1784. 

ii. Mary, b. July 9, 1786; m. Oct. 30, 1810, Jesse Wyman of Cornish. 
Had nine children. (See Wyman.) 


iii. Abigail, b. March 10, 1789; d. March 13, 1789. 

iv. Martha Cotton, b. June 18, 1791 ; m. Nov. 25, 1821, Patrick Morey. 

She d. June 15, 1822. 
V. Edward, b. and d. May 25, 1793. 
vi. Sylvanus, b. and d. April 7, 1794. 
\di. Joseph, b. and d. April 4, 1795. 
viii. Betsey, b. Nov. 17, 1796, died young. 
ix. Elizabeth Dresser, b. Feb. 18, 1798; m. Sept. 1, 1818, William R. 

Kimball of Cornish. Had twelve children. (See Kimball.) 

She d. July 16, 1854. 
3. X. Benjamin Franklin, b. June 9, 1800. 
xi. Abigail, b. March 1, 1803. 

2. Gridley2 Dorr {Benjamin^) b. April 5, 1784; m. Oct. 30, 1809, Roxy Kim- 
ball of Cornish, dau. of Eliphalet and Salinda (Ripley) Kimball, b. Dec. 
27, 1790, and d. April, 1857. He d. Oct. 20, 1837. Children: 

i. Wm. Gridley, b. Dec. 5, 1810; m. Sept. 30, 1833, to Lucy Birdsall. 

ii. Benj. Kimball, b. March 16, 1812, and d. Oct. 2, 1820. 

iii. Elizabeth Cotton, b. Oct. 30, 1813; m. Oct. 3, 1836, Lewis E. Marsh. 

iv. Henry Brewster, b. Jan. 30, 1816. 

V. Mary Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1819; d. May 15, 1821. 

\\. Daniel F. Kimball, b. July 11, 1822. 

vii. Augustus B., b. July 29, 1823; d. same day. 

viii. Charles Lafayette, b. March 3, 1825, and d. July 11, 1829. 

ix. Benj Franklin, b. Aug. 7, 1833. 

?. Benjamin Franklin^ Dorr {Benjamin^) b. June 9, 1800; m. first, Nov. 30, 
1829, Louisa Adams. She d. May 3, 1833; m. second, April 26, 1837, 
Sarah Calista Huggins, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Stone) Huggins, 
b. Feb. 24, 1807, and d. May 14, 1892. Res., Wind.sor, Vt. He d. Jan. 
26,1840. Child by Louisa: 

i. Charles Henry Adams, b. and d. Dec. 31, 1832. 

Children by Calista: 

ii. Louisa Calista, b. Nov. 25, 1838; m. Samuel N. Stone Nov. 1, 1864. 

Res., Windsor, Vt. 
iii. Sarah E., b. April 14, 1840; m. March 20, 1860, Richard M. Hall. 

Res., Windsor, Vt. 


Dr. Isaac Doten was b. Aug. 18, 1790, in Moultonborough; the .son of Eph- 
raim and Susanna (Morse) Doten; m. first, in 1815, Mary, dau. of 
Daniel and Mary (Pickering) Smith. She d. in 1820, leaving one child. 
M. second. May, 1825, Elizabeth McCrillis of Sandwich. She d. in 
Oct., 1882, in Lowell, Mass. He d. Aug. 18, 1865. (For sketch, see 
Medical Department.) Children: 

i. Susan (by first wife), b. in May, 1816, in New Hampton and d. Oct., 
1837, in Saxtons River, Vt. 


ii. William Henry, b. in New Hampton, March 5, 1826. At Kimball 
Union Academy, 1840-41. In trade at Alexandria and West 
Rmnney; m. Abby Silver of Concord. Hed. in Lowell, Mass., 
April 7, 1848. 

iii. Sarah Jane, b. in New Hampton Oct. 26, 1828; m. first, in July, 1850. 
He d. in Cal. in 1855; m. second, in 1864, William Goldsmith. 
Lived in Lowell, Mass. (1900). 

iv. Elizabeth Pease, b. in Cornish in 1842; m. — — , J. H. Adams. 
She d. in Philadelphia in 1879. 


Lucius Harmon Dow, the son of Jeremiah and Keziah ( ) Dow, was b. 

Aug. 5, 1821, in Plainfield. He came to Cornish about 1850 and Hved 
in the north part of the town till 1859, when he located on the William 

5. Deming farm, which he at first rented and afterwards owned. A 
practical farmer. He m. first, — — -, Lucelia A. Smith of Plainfield, 
dau. of Cyrus and Hannah (Abbott) Smith, b. , 1832 (?) and d. Sept. 

6, 1863; m. second, , 1866 (?), Isabel M. Nutting (christened 

Tracy), b. ^— , 1840 (?) and d. March 2, 1894. Mr. Dow d. Jan. 10, 
1892. Children, all b. in town, and by first wife: 

i. Abbie Frances, b. Oct. 10, 1853; m. June 28, 1876, Wilham Harvey 
Harlow of Cornish. One son. (See Harlow.) 
2. ii. William Deming, b. Sept, 10, 1857. 

iii. Fred Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1859; m. -, Mattie Gamble of Chicago, 

111., where they live. He is a commission merchant. 

iv. Mary Ella, b. Aug. 9, 1861; m. June — , 1886, Dr. WilUam Cain. 
Live in Cambridge, Mass. No children. 

V. Martha Lucelia, b. Aug. 30, 1863; m. -, Lewis J. Quimby of 

Unity. He has res. in Claremont as a groceryman, but now 
(1906), a traveling salesman. Two cWldren. 

2. William Deming^ Dow (L. Harmon^) was b. Sept. 10, 1857. Succeeded 
his father on the same farm. He m. first, July 8, 1883, Hattie A. Weld 
of Cornish, dau. of Hiram A. and AHce (Hamblet) Weld, b. June 11, 
1863, and d. cliildless Sept. 12, 1889. in Cal., where they went for a trial 
settlement. After his wife's death, he returned East; m. -second, Nov. 
30, 1892, Nora E. Crosby of Croydon, dau. of Oilman and Eleanor R. 
(Lear) Crosby, b. — ■ — -. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Hattie E., b. Aug. 17, 1896. 

ii. Maurice Harmon, b. Nov. 27, 1900. 

iii. Lucelia Eleanor, b. March 31, 1904. 

iv. A son, b. March 29, 1907. 


Nathan Park Downs was b. Feb. 19, 1819, in Cavendish, Vt., a son of Calvin 
and Susan (Peabody) Downs. In his younger days he came to town 
in the service of William Atwood and Henry Gould. After an absence 


from town several j'ears, he returned and spent several years on a 
farm in School Div. 8. While away he m. May 4, 1845, Rhoda Chamber- 
lain of Newport, dau. of John and Martha (Richardson) Chamberlain, 
. b. Aug. 1, 1824, and d. in Claremont July 2, 1904. Mr. Downs d. in 
Northfield, Mass., Aug. 8, 1876. Cliildren: 

i. Edwin Wallace, b. Feb. 14, 1846, in Springfield; d. Aug. 26, 1863, 

in Covington, Ky. 
ii. George Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1847, in Springfield; m. first, Effie 

Fletcher; m. second, Sarah Rollins. Res. in Claremont. 
iii. Oscar Franklin, b. March 14, 1850; m. first, Lizzie Brown; m. 

second, Emma Evans. Res., Dummerston, Vt. 
iv. RosETTA, b. Feb. 4, 1852, in Croydon; d. Feb. 8, 1852. 
V. Martha E., b. April 16, 1857, in Cornish; m. Wm. W. Smith. Res. 

at Claremont. 
vi. A child, b. Dec. 2, 1861. 
\ai. Alice F., b. Dec. 2, 1867, in Cornish; m. H. M. Fletcher. Res. at 



Ansel Dunbar, son of Apollos and Abigail Dunbar was b. in Grantham April 
26, 1819; m. in Croydon April 13, 1843, Lydia A. Nelson, dau. of John 
and Hannah Nelson, b. in Croydon June 6, 1816, and d. Jan. 3, 1897. 
Soon after their marriage in 1843, they rem. to Cornish. Here they 
lived fourteen years or till 1857, and then rem. to Goshen, where they 
spent chiefly the remainder of their lives. The first five of their children 
were b. in Cornish and the rest in Goshen. Mr. Dunbar was a painter. 
He d. Dec. 30, 1904, in Grantham. Children: 

i. Frank J., b. June 9, 1844; m. Nov. 18, 1875, Mrs. Ellen Stanton at 

Burlington, Vt. Lives (1908) in Barre, Vt. 
ii. George Orlando, b. Nov. 11, 1845; d. at Charlestown Nov. 5, 1892. 
iii. Hannah A., b. Jan. 10, 1849; d. at Goshen June 28, 1867. 
iv. Ida L., b. May 18, 1851 ; m. Nov. 20, 1877, W. L. Perkins of Newport, 

She d. at Hillsboro June 22, 1878. 
V. Alice A., b. April 2, 1854; m. May 8, 1875, W. P. Tenney. They 

live in Newport, 
vi. Charles H., b. Oct. 9, 1857; m. Feb. 15, 1863, Ella G. Sargent. 

They have two children: 1. Ethlyn Ida, b. Nov. 7, 1887, and 

2. Ray C, b. Nov. 16, 1889. The family live at Newport (1908). 
vii. Ltjella E., b. March 4, 1860. Lives in Gardner, Mass. 


Fred W. Dunsmoor was b. in Charlestown Oct. 13, 1817; m. Jan. 1, 1841, 
Sarah S. Rounsevel of Unity, b. Jan. 11, 1820, dau. of Joseph and Betsey 
(Laughton) Rounsevel. They lived a few years in Unity and Dalton 
and then came to Claremont and lived on the Cupalo farm. From there 
they came to Cornish in 1874 and settled on the river farm formerly 


owned by Edwin R. Shedd. They remained in town nearly twenty 
years, and in 1893 sold out and returned to Claremont, where he d. 
Dec. 30, 1898. Children: 

i. George H., b. Nov. 1, 1841; m. Mary Straw of Claremont, Nov., 

1870. She d. Jan. 5, 1900. 
ii. OsMER W., b. June 2, 1844; m. April 15, 1869, Laura M. Cady, dau. 

of Allen Curtis and Mary J. (Tisdale) Cady, b. March 2, 1846. 

They had one child: Jennie S., b. in Mo., Oct. 26, 1871, who m. 

Oct. 9, 1896, Lyman Bartlett, then of Cornish, but later of 

Windsor, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Dunsmoor have for many years 

been collectors of toll at Windsor Bridge, 
iii. Joseph A., b. March, 1848; m. Feb., 1874, to Ella Maria Ken- 

ney of Dalton. They had a dau., Cora Mabel, b. in Cornish 

Dec. 19, 1875. 
iv. Sumner U., b. Oct. 5, 1850; m. Nov. 28, 1875, Ida E. Cross of Cornish, 

dau. of Horace G. P. and Maria (Reed) Cross, b. July 7, 1861, 

One child: Bertha L. M., b. Feb. 9, 1886; d. Feb. 13, 1904. 

They live in Claremont. 
V. Sylvester L., b. June 14, 1853; m. Nov., 1905, Mrs. Christina 

Paddock of Claremont. Live in Claremont. 


Nathaniel Dustin, m. Jan. 16, 1776, Sarah W^llman of Cornish, eldest dau. 
of Rev. James and Sarah (Barnard) Wellman, b. June 20, 1752, and d. 
in Cornish June 21, 1803. There is no record of his death in town. 
Their cliildren were : 

i. Barnard, b. Jan. 13, 1778; d. Aug. 13, 1780. 

ii. Sarepta, b. Dec. 17, 1779; d. young. 

iii. Barnard, 2d, b. March 16, 1781. 

iv. John, b. July 9, 1783. 

V. Lyman, b. Feb. 19, 1785. 

vi. Sarepta, 2d, b. Nov. 25, 1787. 

vii. Isaac, b. Sept. 19, 1790. 

viii. Nathaniel, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1793. 

Gardner Dustin was b. in 1786; m. in Cornish Dec. 14, 1809, Mrs. Sarah 
(Lucy) Biddle, whose husband had been killed in 1806 while working 
on a building. He left one son, Baruch.* (See below.) Mr. Dustin 
was a carpenter and builder in Cornish till 1817 and then rem. to Roch- 
ester, Vt., where he hved till Nov. 20, 1830. He, too, was instantly 
killed at the age of 44 while working on a building. His wid. d. April 2, 
1835, aged 44. Seven cliildren, the first four b. in Cornish, the rest in 
Rochester, Vt. : 

* Baruch Biddle was b. in Cornish Jan. 27, 1807. His father was killed 
before he was b. Baruch was a man of fine appearance and good ability and 
spent his life chiefly in Conc3rd, being connected with the railroad affairs of 
the city. He m. Sarah Philbrick, b. in E. Concord April 3, 1814, and d. 
in Concord Aug. 7, 1896. Three children. He d. in Concord June 10, 1889. 


i. Jane Sophia, b. — , 1811; m. Sept. — , 1855, David Wilson. No 

children. She d. about May 1, 1871. 
ii. William Luey, b. Jan. 30, 1813; m. , Gratia Pollard, b. Sept. 16, 

1812; d. Sept. 2, 1900. Two children. He d. in Lawrence, 

Mass., June 5, 1886. 
iii. Philander Newton, b. Nov. 20, 1815; m. March 11, 1839, Cynthia 

Knapp, b. in BerUn, Vt., March 30, 1821, and d. Oct. 28, 1893. 

Three children. He d. Sept. 30, 1886. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1816; m. Sept. 17, 1855, James Currier. One 

child. Mr. Currier was b. April 9, 1781, and d. May 16, 1869. 

His wid. d. April 14, 1878. 
V. Henry Sylvester, b. July 9, 1818; m. in Lowell, Mass., Sept., 

1844,-Eliza K. Emerson, b. :May 8, 1840; d. March 12, 1901. 

Mr. Dustin d. Aug. 16, 1847. 
\'i. Mary Ann, b, June 9, 1820; m. Jan., 1840, James M. Covell, b. 

April 20, 1816, and d. May 3, 1893. Tliree children. She d. 

May 8, 1894. 
\Ti. Gardner Newell, b. May 2, 1825, and d. March 28, 1848. 


Zebedee Edminster was b. about 1747 in ; m. — ■ — -, Mary , 

who was b. about 1749 in . They came to Cornish • •, from 

. They spent the rest of their lives in town. He d. June 17, 

1837. She d. Oct. 15, 1818. Both buried in Cornish. Cliildren, as 
near as has been ascertained (probably they are not in order of birth) : 

i . Sarah, b. about 1772 ; d. Feb. 21, 1804, aged 32. 

ii. BeENJAMiN, b. 1788. Never m. Was a soldier of the War of 1812 

from Cornish; d. Jan. 8, 1862, in Unity, 
iii. Persis, b. 1790 (?) Never m.; d. Sept. 6, 1858. 

2. iv. Zebedee, Jr., b. July 15, 1792. 

(There may have been other children.) 

2. Zebedee^ Edminster (Zebedee^) was b. July 15, 1792, in ; m. April 

10, 1814, Tirzah York of Cornish, dau. of William and Lucy (HiUiard) 
York, b. 1796, and d. Dec. 28, 1876, in Windsor, Vt. They lived on the 
farm in So. Cornish, now owned and occupied by Charles S. Lear. He 
was a farmer, a man of unquestionable integrity and honor. He was 
rather an eccentric individual and of limited education. Yet he deUghted 
in a gentlemanly address and deportment and he often used words un- 
suited to the case, that caused much fun for the fun-loving. Many of 
his expressions have outlived him and are still remembered. He was a 
good singer and for years led the choir in the Baptist Chiu"ch on the Flat. 
His majestic bearing in the choir is well remembered by the writer. 
He left Cornish about 1850 (?) and lived in Claremont (?) till his death, 
April 16, 1858. His death was caused by falling off a load of hay, 
brealdng his neck. Children, all b. in Cornish (order uncertain) : 

3. i. James Arvine, b. Sept. 7, 1814. 



ii. John M., b. Nov. 18, 1817; d. Nov. 3, 1844; m. . Had a son, 

Hamilton Henry, b. in Cornish June 7, 1843. 
iii. Philip Henry, b. July 31, 1819. He studied medicine. Graduated 

from Castleton, Vt., Med. School in class of 1842, and settled 

in Newfane, Vt., in 1844; m. Feb. 26, 1845, Mary Lovell 

Shafter of Townshend, Vt.* Three children. f He d. July 28, 

1856, in Newfane. 
iv. Noah Bartholomew, b. Dec. 7, 1821; m. Sept. 13, 1849, Lydia J. 

Buckhn of Grafton, who d. May 4, 1882. They had one child, 

Carlos B., b. Nov. 12, 1850, who m. Dec. 25, 1871, Martha J. 

Holman and d. May 3, 1873. Mr. Edminster d. March 18, 

1855, of smallpox at West Lebanon. 
V. Sarah, b. ; m. , John Henry Davis, then of CornLsh, who 

was b. March 9, 1820. Lived in Rockford, 111. — children. 

Shed, in 1856 (?). 
vi. Elizabeth, b. —, 1831 ; d. April 28, 1832. 
. 4. vii. Thomas B., b. — — -. 

viii. A child, b. , 1836; d. May 1, 1838. - 

ix. Maria, b. ; m. ■, a Whipple. No children. 

The dates and order of these four last are uncertain. 

A Belinda Edminster m. , George Stearns and soon after rem. 

to Rockford, 111. She may have been another member of this family. 

3. James Arvine-^ Edminster (Zebedee--^) h. Sept. 7, 1814; m. , Sarah 

Chadbourne, dau. of William, brother of Benj., w^ho was father of Wm. 
Elias. Res. chiefly in So. Cornish and later rem. to Windsor, where 

they both d. She d. . He d. April 1, 1872 (buried April 4). He 

was a carpenter and house builder. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. James Nathan, b. Nov. 27, 1839. Graduated Kirnball Union 
Academy, 1862; Albany Univ. Law Dept., 1864; practiced law in 
Windsor thirteen years; states atty. three years; enlisted in the 
Civil War. (See Military.) M. Nov. 5, 1867, Helen G. Porter 
of Boston. He d. in Windsor Dec. 1, 1878. Left one child,. 
Porter, who d. in San Francisco, Cal., May 10, 1893, aged 20. 

ii. Franklin S., b. Feb. 14, 1842; m. first, June 29, 1864, Mary E. Gay; 
m. second, Feb. 19, 1877, Minnie Constant of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
b. Dec. 8, 1860. Seven children: 1. Frank Custer, b. June 13, 

1879. 2. Dollie , b. April 13, 1881, and d. within a 

month. 3. Arthur Constant, b. June 13, 1882. 4. Jesse 
Warner, b. Feb. 5, 1886. 5. Lillie May, b. April 10, 1889. 
6. Mabel Alma, b. June 19, 1895. 7. Florence Belle, b. April 
24, 1898. Mr. E. was engaged many years in the advertising 
business. Was a successful business man. He d. Sept. 22, 1901. 

iii. Frances Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1848; m. Sept. 8, 1879, Jefferson Wilder 
of Windsor, Vt. No children. 

* She was aunt of General Shafter of Spanish War fame, 
t Two sons and one dau. They live in Petal uma, Cal. 


4. Thomas Bj Edminster (Zebedee--^) was b. ; m. first, in 1860, Irena 

M. Howard of Cornish, dau. of Marshall and Hopy (Winter) Howard, 
b. Sept. 25, 1843. He enlisted in the Civil War (See Military) and d. 
in the service Oct. 27, 1864. She m. second, Dec. 22, 1866, Charles 
H. Thompson. No issue. She d. April 29, 1874. Children, both b. in 
town : 

i. Elizabeth A., b. Sept. 18, 1861 ; m. Nov. 25, 1879, Henry W. Stocker, 
then a merchant of Windsor, Vt. Two children: 1. Henry 
Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1882. 2. Howard Edminster, b. May 6, 
1891. Live in Hartford, Conn. (1906), where Mr. S. is em- 
ployed with the Billings and Spencer Co. 

ii. Henry T., b. April 1, 1863; m. Aug. 29, 1899, Mrs. Etta R. Stearns 
of Lebanon. He lived there several years or till April, 1904, 
when he rem. to Claremont, A painter. No children. 


Seneca Ellis was b. at sea July 26, 1809. He spent the last thirty years of 
his life in Cornish. He m. Dec. 30, 1830, Aurilla Bagley of Brookfield, 
Vt., who was b. July 25, 1811. By her he had eleven children. A 
farmer. He enlisted in 1862 in the Civil War, and d. in the service on 
Aug. 26 of the following year. (See Military.) His wid. afterwards, on 
Dec. 14, 1868, m. Samuel Roscoe Chase of Cornish. No issue. She 
d. Aug. 22, 1905. Children: 

i. William H., b. in Brandon, Vt., Jan. — , 1832; m. Harriet Ellis. 

Two children. A farmer and res. in Rockingham, Vt. 
ii. Julia A., b. in Canton, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1834; m. Charles Sweat. 

Two children, 
iii. Annie M., b. in Canada April 9, 1836. A teacher. 
iv. Joel C, b. in Canton, N. Y., July 29, 1837. Enlisted in a Mass. 

Regt. and was killed in the battle of Antietam. 
2. V. Newell J., b. Sept. 5, 1840. 

vi. Jason, b. in Brandon, Vt., Sept. 17, 1842. EnUsted in a Vt. Regt. 

and was drowned at sea Dec. 22, 1864, when coming home from 

New Orleans on a furlough, 
vii. George, b. May 18, 1846, in Brandon, Vt. Was a soldier, and after 

the war a farmer in Adams, Mass. He d. Dec. 26, 1878. 
viii. Aurilla N., b. Oct. 27, 1848, in Enfield; m. first, Chester Lang- 
worthy, one child; m. second, Feb. 28, 1888, Wilham D. Spauld- 

ing of Cornish. 
ix. Louisa J., b. in Enfield March 24, 1850; m. first, Henry Marcy; m. 

second, Henry S. Newhall. No children. 
X. Frank P., b. in Enfield March 22, 1854; m. Sept. 26, 1903, Addie M. 

xi. Emeline, b. in Cornish Jan. 29, 1857; m. first, Frank Pope, three 

children; m. second, Samuel Fairbanks, one child; m. third, 

Sept. 29, 1895, Thomas Emery. 


2. Newell J. 2 Ellis {Seneca^) b. in Brandon, Vt., Sept. 5, 1840; m. first, 
Feb. 18, 1864, Sarah Medora Boardman of Cornish, dau. of Dr. EHjah 
and Martha Ann (Huggins) Boardman, b. June 21, 1844; d. Jan. 10, 
1S92; m. second, June 20, 1893, Adaline Hunt, dau. of Dr. Hunt of 
Bolton. Mr. ElUs enlisted in the 7th Vt. Regt. and served one year in 
the Civil War. (See Military.) Has since res. in Cornish. A farmer. 
He d. Aug. 10, 1905. Children, all by first marriage and b. in Cornish: 

i. Martha E., b. April — , 1868; m. ■, Daniel Johnston of Mans- 
field, Mass., where they res. He is a manufacturer of hats. 

ii. Charles B., b. March 9, 1872. Res. in Mansfield, Mass. A press- 
man in the hat business. 

iii. Mabel M., b. Aug. 26, 1883; m. Aug. 23, 1902, Archie H. Deane, b. 
in la. Res. in Mansfield, Mass. 


The Fairbanks are of English origin. The genealogist of the family has 
traced most of this numerous family to one parent stock, Jonathan Fairlaanks, 
who was b. in the latter part of the 16th century and came to Boston in 1633. 
After three years he settled in Dedham, where he spent the remainder of his 
life. The house he then built is still standing, having been in the family ever 
since. The Mass. D. A. R. have recently kindly assumed its preservation, 
with all the ancient furniture and relics identified with its history. 

1. Abel Fairbanks of the sixth generation from Jonathan, b. in Plainfield, 
Conn., May 12, 1754; after living a few years in Brimfield, Mass., and 
Sharon, Vt., came to Cornish in 1788 or 1789 and spent about forty 
years of his life, and d. in Fairfield, Vt., March 27, 1842, aged 87. He 
was a farmer and carpenter, of steady and industrious habits and mem- 
ber of the Congregational Church. He had been a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary War. He m. Sept. 25, 1777, Hannah Hobbs, dau. of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth (Flint) Hobbs. She d. April 9, 1840. Children : 

i. Chester, b. March 11, 1778; d. Nov. 15, 1803. 

ii. Joseph, b. April 19, 1779, in Brimfield, Mass. Came to Cornish 

with his father, living for a time there; rem. to Sheldon, Vt., 

where he m. June 11, 1804, Abigail Smith. Had seven children, 
iii. Benjamin, b. March 9, 1781, in Brimfield, and d. in Fairfield, Vt., 

Feb. 28, 1856; m. Laura Fuller; had eight children. 
iv. Abel, b. Nov. 22, 1782; m. Betsey Rice; no children. Was a cooper 

by trade; d. in Fairfield, Vt., March 16, 1S66. 

2. V. RuFus, b. June 18, 1785. 

3. vi. Harvey, b. Oct. 1, 1787. 

\ai. Zabad, b. June 5, 1790, in Cornish. Was a graduate of Dartmouth 
College in class of 1810. Practiced medicine in Claremont 
many years; a railroad contractor, building the railroad from 
Schenectady to Ballston Spa. He was a man of commanding 
presence, of remarkable muscular development and also a man 


of sujiorior mental qualities. He m. Mary Whitmore, b. in 

Clareniont, Jan. 29, 1794, and d. Feb. 13, 1868. He d. Feb. 16, 

1872. They had four children, 
viii. Betsey, b. in Cornish May 19, 1792; m. March 6, 1827, Samuel Ida. 

She d. in Coventry, Conn., May 14, 1864. He d. March 16, 

1870. They had one child. 
ix. Polly, b. in Cornish Oct. 24, 1793; m. Feb.—, 1824, Lewis Gilbert. 

She d. in Fairfield, Vt., Feb. 24, 1878. Had six children. 
X. Sally, b. in Cornish Aug. 17, 1795; m. Dec. 27, 1825, Francello Hull. 

She d. in Bakersfield, Vt., April 18, 1879. They had five children. 

2. RuFus' Fairbanks (Abeb) h. June 18, 1785, in Sharon, Vt. Came to 

Cornish with his father when three years of age and spent his life here. 
Was a farmer of steady, industrious habits; a member of the Congre- 
gational Church. He m. Dec. 2, 1819, Sarah Wakefield of Newport. 
She was b. March 26, 1785, and d. March 15, 1871. He d. Feb. 16, 
1863. Children: 

i. Sarah Jane, b. Dec. 4, 1820; m. Oct. 14, 1851, Samuel Hill. Lived 
in Greensboro, Vt. Six children. 

ii. Chester Mason, b. Sept. 30, 1822. Formerly worked as wheel- 
wright and machinist, then a farmer in Hanover; m. Feb. 11, 
1855, IVIary E. Gardner Le Seur of Stow, Mass. Five children. 
He d. in Claremont Feb. 26, 1907. 
4. iii. Abel Wakefield, b. in Cornish Oct. 31, 1825. 

iv. Harriet Newell, b. Jan. 2, 1828; d. Aug. 8, 1852. 

3. Harvey? Fairbanks (Abeb) h. in Sharon, Vt., Oct. 1, 1787. After 

living in Cornish 28 years, in 1816 he rem. to Homer, N. Y., where 
he spent the rest of his life, dying Sept. 16, 1877, honored and res- 
pected by all who knew him. He was a farmer; a great reader; lib- 
eral in his views and tolerant of the opinions of others. Was a mem- 
ber of the Congregational Church for nearly 60 years. He m. Jan. 23, 
1816, Lois Hall of Cornish, dau. of Moody and Lois (Harrington) Hall, 
b. in Cornish May 2, 1792, and d. Jan. 9, 1872. They had nine cliildren. 
His second daughter, Juliette, b. Jan. 4, 1819; m. Chester Cobb of Cor- 
nish, Feb. 23, 1844. Three children. (See Cobb.) 

4. Abel Wakefield-. Fairbanks (RufuS', Abeh) h. in Cornish Oct. 31, 

1825. A farmer; res. on the old homestead; m. Jan. 1, 1852, Mary 
Hill, dau. of Aaron and Susan (Ellis) Hill, b. May 14, 1825, and d. 
Jan. 3, 1899. He d. Aug. 6, 1904. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Henry Hill, b. Oct. 10, 1852. A farmer and teamster. He m. 
Dec. 24, 1873, Maria R. Walker of Cornish, dau. of Moses and 
Betsey (Bugbee) Walker, b. Sept. 17, 1850. Rem. to Claremont 
April 15, 1891, where they res. No children. 

ii. George Ellis, b. Dec. 18, 1854. Receiving a common school educa- 
tion, he worked on the farm until of age, then he opened a store, 



Sept. 1, 1874, at South Cornish, in which business he has con- 
tinued ever since. Is possessed of a degree of perseverance that 
knows no defeat. He has been honored by fiHing many positions 
of honor and trust. Through his efforts the postoffice at South 
Cornish was estabhshed April 15, 1878, of which he was post- 
master till 1906. He is also extensively engaged in the manu- 
facture of cider, pickles and vinegar, doing a wholesale business. 

George E. Fairbanks. 



He m. Aug. 21, 1905, Mrs. Clara M. Fosburg of Lowell, Vt.; a 
child, George E., was b. to them June 15, 1907. 

Mary Susan, b. June 30, 1857; ra. Sept. 30, 1879, William Jefferson 
Huggins, a farmer and mechanic of Cornish; two children. (See 

Edwin Abner, b. Feb. 27, 1859. Worked on the farm until 22 years 
of age, since which time he has been engaged in cotton manufac- 
ture in Denver, Col., Danville, Va., Manchester, and Norwich 


Conn., where he now res. He m. Nov. 1, 1882, Dora A. Brock 

of Topsham, Vt., dau. of Edward and Sarah (Carpenter) Brock, 

b. Sept . 17, ISGO. One child. 
V. Manning Andrew, b. Nov. 22, 18G0; d. Feb. 27, 1862. 
vi. Alice Olive, b. Oct. 15, 1862; m. Jan. 7, 1885, WilHam E. Young; 

res. South Cornish. Seven children. (See Young.) 
vii. Chester Abel, b. Sept. 16, 1867. A mechanic ; in the sewing machine 

business; res. Manchester; m. May 15, 1892, Jennie Badger. 

Tliree children. 

Asahel POWER.S Fairbanks, b. Sept. 3, 1806, in Springfield, Vt.; spent most 
of his life there, while in mature life he invested some capital in the 
Barnard farm (so called) in Cornish. Tliis not pro\'ing a very profitable 
investment, he determined so to manage it as to lose as little as possible; 
so he came to Cornish, living and w^orking and selling the property, 
thus spending some years in Cornish. He was a very energetic and 
able man; a prosperous farmer. During his last years he engaged in 
building operations. He built a fine res. for himself, also a business 
block, called the Fairbanks block in Springfield, Vt. He d. March 12, 


Daniel Farnsw'grth, Jr., was b. Jan. 23, 1813, in Wasliington; m. first, Oct. 
25, 1835, Mary Mead, who d. May 6, 1849; m. second, Aug. 9, 1849, 
Mary Ayer, b. April 26, 1814; d. Feb. 2, 1894. He was a farmer. Came 
to town in — ■ — -, exchanging farms wath Walter Foss and res. north of 
the Flat several years. He then, in 1890, sold out and rem. first to Put- 
ney, Vt., and afterwards to Claremont, where he d. Aug. 5, 1907. He 
lived a very regular and temperate life. 

Children by first wife : 

i. William P., b. Jan. 9, 1838; d. Feb. 20, 1861. 

ii. Mary M., b. Aug. 20, 1840; d. April 3, 1855. 

iii. Ann Melinda, b. April 22, 1842; m. I. N. Davidson. She d. April 

10, 1907. 
iv. Ruth R., b. June 25, 1845; m. Henry J. Burnham. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Lucy M., b. April 14, 1851 ; d. March 3, 1854. 

vi. Addie, b. March 11, 1853; m. , Albro Q. Evans. One child: 

Charles A. 

vii. Verona, b. May 4, 1854; m. Oct. 10, 1877, Charles Andrews of Plain- 
field. No children. After living in tovv^n a few years they rem. 
to Claremont where she d. Oct. 30, 1901. 

Stephen Farnsworth was b. May 17, 1801, in South Woodstock, Vt.; m. Feb. 
17, 1831, Adaline Myrick, who was b. May 16, 1807, and d. April 10, 
1891. They came to Cornish March 30, 1858, and lived on a river farm 


there the remainder of their hves. He d. June 19, 1869. Children, all 
daus. and b. before coming to town. : 

i. Makietia M., b. April 30, 1833; m. March 20, 1853, Davis Hoising- 
ton. Two children. Live in Chelmsford, Mass. 

ii. Josephine M., b. May 2, 1837; d. Aug. 16, 1869. 

iii. M. Louise, b. Nov. 4, 1838; m. March 29, 1859, Henrj^ G. Wood of 
Lebanon. Two children. 

iv. Frances B., b. July 26, 1844;m. Dec. 8, 1869, Curtis G. Hazen. 


Samuel Farrington, Jr., came from Dedham, Mass., to Washington soon 
after the settlement of that town. He m. in 1775, Elizabeth Mann. 
Had a number of children but the record of but two has been found: 
1. William, who removed to N. Y. state, and 

2. IcHABOD Farrington, who was b. ; m. — — , Phebe Fisher of Clare- 

mont, b. in 1760, and d. April 6, 1841. They settled and lived in Clare- 
mont. It is said that he accompanied Captain Cook on one of his 
voyages. Children, supposed to have been b. in Claremont (the order 
as here given may not be correct) : 

3. i. Benjamin, b. 

ii. Jacob, b. 1789; d. Mar. 13, 1831 ; m. Mary Judd. She d. Oct. 2, 1822. 

iii. Sarah, b. ; m. , Thomas Goodhue. 

iv. Rebecca, b. May 23, 1784; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Joseph LesHe. Had 
twelve children. (See Leslie.) She d. in Cornish April 14, 

V. Prudence, b. — — ; m. — — , James Osgood. She d. Feb. 23, 1812. 

vi. Kate, b. — — ; m. , Conner. 

vii. IcHABOD, Jr., b. about 1794; m. first, Dec. 20, 1818, Betsey Patrick 
of Claremont, b. in 1796, and d. Oct. 27, 1841; m. second, — — , 
Betsey Smith, b. in 1799, and d. Nov. 27, 1883. He, with his 
wives, always lived in Claremont. They had several children. 
He d. Dec. 16, 1878. 

viii. Esther, b. ; m. , Conner. 

ix. Hannah, b. — ■ — ; m. , Thomas Goodhue. 

3. Benjamin^ Farrington {Ichabod"-) was b. in Claremont. When young 
he came to Cornish and m. Aug. 13, 1807, Theda Bartlett of Cornish 
(pedigree unknown). She d. May 29, 1863. The record of his death 
has not been obtained. He was a carpenter and general jobber. Made 
a specialty of boring pump-logs and laying the same for conveyance of 
water. Children, supposed to have all been b. in town (order of 
birth uncertain) ; 

i. Matilda, b. ; m. first, Justus Squires; m. second, John Mason. 

ii. Phebe, b. ; m. , James W. Squires. Four children. (See 



iii. Sarah, b. ; m. about 182S, B. Franklin Tasker. Eight cliildren. 

(See Tasker.) She d. Aug. 29, 1847. 

iv. Prudence, b. March 6, 1814; rn. in 1839, Aaron S. White of Cornish, 
who (1. Sept. 29, 1859. Five children. (See White.) She 
m. second, in 18(32, B. Franklin Tasker, her sister Sarah's wid- 
ower. She d. April 6, 1881, in Croydon. He d. there April 14, 
the same year. 

V. Betsey, b. ; m. first, April 15, 1838, Hiram Hubbard of Unity; 

ni. second, Leonard Fisk. — • children. She d. — ■ — -. 

vi. A child, b. — — ; d. in June, 1829. 

vii. GiLMAN, b. ; m. twice. He d. • . 

viii. Nancy M., b. Feb. 28, 1823; m. March 20, 1840, Stillman B. White 
of Cornish. Eifiht children. (See White.) She d. June 2, 
1897, in Norwich, Vt. 

ix. William B., b. May 1, 1825; m. Feb. 19, 1860, Harriet Ann Bach- 
elder, b. in 1836; d. Sept. 22, 1909. Three sons. He was a 
gunsmith, telegraph line contractor and a genius at any manu- 
facturing or repairing work. Lived in East Andover. He d. 
Feb. 22, 1903. 

X. Hannah, b. — ■ — ; m. first, Gilman Stockwell of Croydon; m. second, 
Samuel Sherman of Croydon; m. third, a Mr. Clogston. 


John Fellows, son of Daniel Fellows, was b. in 1798, in Salisbury. At 18, 
he apprenticed himself to the Gilmore Brothers in West Claremont at 
the blacksmith trade. He remained with this firm till his marriage, 
Feb. 4, 1821, when he came to Cornish. He m. first, Temperance York 
of Claremont (?) b. in 1805, and d. Sept. 27, 1832. He m. second, Jan. 
8, 1833, Lucy Robinson of Cornish, dau. of David and Anna (Whittaker) 
Robinson, b. .Jan. 18, 1797, and d. Dec. 21, 1891. She had no children. 
Mr. Fellows settled in Slab City (so called) and worked at his trade till 
age and failing health caused him to retire. With Ms second wife he 
celebrated his golden wedding Jan. 8, 1883. He d. Oct. 10, 1884. Chil- 
dren, by first wiie : 

i. Susan Stevens, b. Aug. 14, 1821; m. Nov. 9, 1847, Merrill Coburn 
of Cornish. Six children. (See Coburn.) After her husband's 
death on July 5, 1882, she rem. to Reading, Vt. She d. March 
12, 1908. 

ii. Nancy Marie, b. May 28, 1823; m. first, Amos Morgan; one child, 
Aura M., who m. W. C. Johnson of Fitchburg, Mass., and d. 
Dec. 30, 1904; m. second, , James H. Farnsworth, a black- 
smith of Windsor, who was killed on the railroad . Nancy 

d. April, 1904. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 29, 1825; m. Feb. 8, 1843, Hiram D. Bartlett of 
Cornish. Four children. (See Bartlett.) She d. May 9, 1896. 

iv. John H., b. Dec. 15, 1837, in West Windsor, Vt. He was adopted 
by Mr. and Mrs. Fellows Sept. 20, 1838, being the son of Jerry 


and Huldah (Davis) Hammond. After he became of age, spent 
many years as a watchman in the Vt. State Prison, at Windsor. 
He has never m. 


Frank Addison Fifield, son of Edward and Rosarah (Spaulding) Fifield of 
Plainfield, was b. there Nov. 24, 1852; m. first, Jan. .30, 1877, Kate S. 
Waterman of Lebanon, adopted dau. of Sihis and Sally (Wood) Water- 
man. She d. about 1880, without issue; m. second, Feb. 6, 1882, 
Thankful Pardy, dau. of John and Phebe (Havens) Pardy, b. Sept. 27, 
1856. They came to Cornish about 1885 and settled on the Alfred 
Nevens place, at that time owned and occupied by Moses Hutchinson 
and wife, caring for them through the remainder of their lives. Child, 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Ernest Leon, b. Sept. 17, 1888; m. May 4, 1910, Ethel M. Williams 
of Claremont. 

Fred Loren Fifield, a brother of Frank A., was b. in Plainfield Nov. 14, 
1861; m. May 1, 1895, Ella, dau. of Henry and Mary (Sullivan) Thaj'er, 
b. July 4, 1868. They came to Cornish May 7, 1888, and settled on 
the Benj. F. Plastridge place. Children, b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary Rosarah, b. Feb. 3, 1896. 

ii. Helen Inez, b. March 16, 1897. 

iii. Evelyn Arabelle, b. Nov. 18, 1903. 


1. Jame.s' Fitch, said to be the first of the name in Cornish was b. in 1712. 

He came from Conn, and spent the last years of his life in Cornish. He 

had m. Sarah — , who was b. in 1717, and d. in town Jan. 3, 1811, 

aged 94. He d. in town Oct. 25, 1805, aged 93. Children, all b. before 
coming to Cornish: 

2. i. Hezekiah, b. , 1746. 

ii. Lydia, b. •; m. Nov. 14, 1772, Ezra Spaulding. Seven children. 

(See Spaulding.) She d. in Cornish in 1836, aged about 85. 
iii. James, b. . Went to either Thetford or Bradford, Vt., and 

lived and died there. 

3. iv. Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 1757. 

2. Hezekiah^ Fitch (Janies^) was b. in 1746; m. , Prudence Read, who 

was b. in 1757, and d. in Cornish April 28, 1833, aged 76. Mr. Fitch 
built the house, long since owned by the Fitch family. He d. Sept. 30, 
1830, aged 84. Children, supposed to have been b. in town (order 
uncertain) : 

4. i. Andrew, b. in 1788. 
ii. Asa, b. . 

iii. Judith, b. ; m. Nov. 12, 1812, Elisha Read, Jr. 

5. iv. John, b. in 1793 (?). 


I. Samuel2 Fitch {James^) was b. Oct. 15, 1757; m. , Thankful Royce 

of Claremont, b. in 1760, and d. May 30, 1844, aged 80. He d. April 
18, 1841, aged 84. A farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Lydia, b. Sept. 5, 1785; m. Jan. 1, 1816, Calvin Leach of Claremont. 
She d. Feb. 7, 1828, in Cornish. 

6. ii. James, b. Feb. 27, 1787. 

iii. Thankful, b. March 27, 1789; d. July 4, 1805. 

7. iv. Daniel, b. Feb. 9, 1791. 

V. Sally, b. Feb. 27, 1794; d. Aug. 15, 1803. 

vi. Harriet, b. April 21, 1796; m. June 12, 1820, Thomas Stearns. 

She d. Oct. 29, 1843. 
vii. Lois, b. Feb. 23, 1798; m. April 20, 1830, Samuel Ayers of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Ayers.) She d. Dec. 9, 1843. 
viii. ZuRviAH, b. March 4, 1800; m. Jan. 26, 1824, Nathaniel W. Griswold. 
ix. Samuel Rice, b. April 12, 1803. 
X. Sarah Gratia, b. March 16, 1806; m. May 2, 1844, Samuel Ayers, 

her deceased sister's husband. Two children. (See Ayers.) 

She d. April 27, 1885. 
xi. Chapin Deming, b. Aug. 28, 1809. 

I. Andrews Fitch {Hezekiah-, James^) was b. in 1788; m. , Polly Stone 

of Plainfield, dau. of David and Ruth (Kenyon) Stone, b. Jan. 30, 1796, 
and d. Jan. 22, 1843. He d. May 14, 1865, aged 77. Children: 

George, b. and d. in infancy. 

i. Hiram, b. and d. in infancy. 

ii. Harriet, b. July 15, 1820. 

V. Clarissa, b. June 30, 1825. 

V. Almira, b. , 1827; m. , Nutting. She d. March 7, 1895. 

vi. Aurilla, b. June 21, 1829; m. , Stevens. She d. Feb. 22, 1893. 

vii. Sophia, b. April 27, 1831. 

8. viii. Henry Hubbard, b. March 15, 1833. 

ix. Ruth F., b. Jan. 30, 1835; m. , Bartlett. She d. Sept. 14, 1895. 

X. Harrison W., b. July 4, 1837; d. April 3, 1901. 

5. John--' Fitch {HezekiaJr-, James') was b. in 1793 (?); m. Nov. 29, 1821, 

Eleanor Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Eleanor (Whitten) 

.Johnson, b. , May, 1800, and d. June 17, 1870. He d. July 12, 

1855, aged 62. Children, all b. in town: 

9. i. Lyman, b. Feb. 27, 1824. 

ii. Hubbard, b. ; lived in Rutland, Vt. 

iii. Emeline, b. ; m. Jan. 4, 1853, John Q. York of Cornish. She 

d. July 25, 18.53. 

6. James3 Fitch (Samuel'-, Jarms^) was b. Feb. 27, 1787; m. March 24, 1817, 

Bethena Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Anna (Fitch) Bart- 
lett, b. Nov. 16, 1784, and d. Aug. 28, 1870, aged 86. He d. Oct. 11, 
1869, aged 83. Children, all b. in Cornish on the Fitch homestead: 


10. i. Chester Bartlett, b. April 23, 1818. 

ii. Marcia Lavinia, b. Nov. 16, 1820; d. July 21, 1822. 

iii. James Franklin, b. Nov. 1, 1825; d. Aug. 11, 1827. 

iv. Edwin Norman, b. July 21, 1827; d. July 16, 1829. 

7. Daniels Fitch (Samuel"', James^) was b. Feb. 9, 1791; m. June 4, 1817, 

Olive Kimball of Cornish, dau. of Eliphalet and Selinda (Ripley) Kim- 
ball, b. April 7, 1798, and d. in 1858. There is no known record of his 
death. It appears that he left town for some reason and his name dis- 
appears from the records. The names of the following children are on 

i. Charles Henry, b. March 23, 1818. 

ii. George Brewster, b. Dec. 26, 1820. 

iii. Charlotte Zurviah, b. March 13, 1822. 

iv. Aden Lovel, b. May 10, 1824. 

8. Henry Hubbard^ Fitch (Andrew^, Hezckiah'^, James^) was b. March 15, 

1833; m. — — , Eliza Anne Francis of -. Lived in Roxbury, Mass. 

He d. May 26, 1888. Children: 

i. George Delos, b. . 

ii. Henry Chadwick, b. . 

iii. Albert Parker, b. , 1877. A clergyman, res. in Boston; m. 

, Flora May Draper. 

iv. LUELLA, b. . 

9. Lyman^ Fitch (John\ Hezekiah^, James^) b. Feb. 27, 1825; m. Dec. 21, 
1852, Leora Ellen Hart of Claremont, dau. of Jeremiah P. and Serena 
(Champhn-) Hart, b. in Pomfret, Vt., Jan. 12, 1835. They lived in 
Cornish till 1884, when they rem. to a farm in Claremont, where they 
have since lived. They celebrated their golden wedding Dec. 21, 1902. 
She d. April 21, 1905. Children, all b. in town (?) : 

i. Frederick Hubbard, b. Oct. 9, 1856; d. Nov. 8, 1862. 

ii. Lena Leverna, b. July 19, 1858; d. Nov. 1, 1862. 

iii. Edith Maria, b. July 21, 1861 ; m. , Albro Proctor of Claremont. 

Had one child, Bessie, b. Aug. 10, 1884. Edith d. July 18, 1888. 

iv. Orlan Parker, b. Sept. 19, 1868; m. Sept. 19, 1892, Anna Stowell 
of Claremont, dau. of Geo. H., 2d, and Elizabeth (Holbrook) 
Stowell, b. Sept. 19, 1870. Mr. Fitch is engaged in the automo- 
bile business in Los Angeles, Cal. 

V. Arthur Lyman, b. Nov. 14, 1870; m. March 17, 1892, Nettie M. Frye. 
Three children: 1. Edith Maria, b. June 3, 1893. 2. Harold 
Wakefield, b. June 5, 1897. 3. Raymond Ward, b. March 7, 
1903. Mr. Fitch is a farmer in Claremont. 

vi. William Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1872; m. in 1895, Josephine Fraser. 
One child: Frederic Lyman, b. April 30, 1896. Mr. Fitch works 
with his brother, O. P. Fitch, in Los Angeles, Cal. 

vii. Parmer J. Chaffin (adopted son), b. in 1850 (?) and d. Nov. 7, 1862. 


10. Chester Bartlett< Fitch {Jaines^, Samuel-, James^) was b. April 23, 

1818; m. June 2, 1858, Amy B. Westgate of Plainfield, dau. of John and 
Alniira (Palmer) Westgate, b. April 13, 1834. They lived in the old 
Fitch homestead. He was a farmer. Was also a musician and choir 
master. He d. Feb. 14, 1879, aged 60. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

11. i. James Westgate, b. April 18, 1859. 

12. ii. Alfred, b. May 12, 1861. 

iii. Willis Clark, b. Sept. 26, 1864; m. first, Nov. 14, 1892, Mary A. 

Peters; m. second, • — ■ — •, Susan Bryant. He is a shoe-cutter 

and lives in North Adams, Mass. 
iv. Elmer Chester, b. Nov. 16, 1868; m. March 3, 1900, Carrie C. Leet 

of Claremont, where they live. He is a farmer and milkman. 
V. Jennie Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1871, and d. July 31, 1873. 
vi. Frank Palmer, b. Oct. 8, 1872, and d. Jan. 15, 1881. 

11. James Westgate^ Fitch (Chester B.*, James^, Samuel-, Javies^) was b. 

April 18, 1859; m. April 13, 1881, Almina E. Deming of Cornish, dau. of 
Norman A. and Lucy Ann (Bartlett) Deming, b. July 27, 1858, and d. 
Jan. 25, 1903. Soon after his majority and marriage he was chosen 
and served several years as selectman and member of the school board, 
and was very prominent in Grange work, giving promise of continued 
usefulness, but suddenly in 1894, without notice or known cause, he 
left the town and his family for parts unknowni. A div. having been 
previously decreed, Mrs. Fitch, on Sept. 20, 1900, m. Fred R. Streeter, 
then of Cornish. She d. Jan. 25, 1903. Children of James W. and 
Almina E. Fitch, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Chester Deming, b. Aug. 10, 1884. 

ii. Maurice Alfred, b. May 20, 1886; m. May 20, 1909, Mary E. 
Osgood. Live in Claremont. 

12. Alfred Fitch^ {Chester B.% James', SamueU, James^) was b. May 12, 

1861 ; m. March 27, 1884, Ida M. Williams of Cornish, dau. of Orville B. 
and Miriam (Sargent) Williams, b. Jan. 11, 1863. Mr. Fitch was a 
successful farmer and lived on the old Fitch homestead. He d. Jan. 8, 
1903. Children, all b. in Cornish : 

i. James Brewster, b. Dec. 29, 1884. 

ii. Bernice Amy, b. Feb. 19, 1887. 

iii. Harold Alfred, b. July 6, 1892. 

iv. Frank Williams, b. March 20, 1894. 

V. Lewis Elmer, b. Feb. 23, 1899. 

Cornish records mention the names of Zebediah and Olive Fitch. Their 
connection with the other Fitches of the town is not known. They had 
the following children, b. in towai : 

i, Henry, b. June 24, 1798. 

ii. Geo. Washington, b. Dec. 30, 1799. 

iii. Rhoda F., b. Nov. 21, 1801. 


The records also contain the following: Zebadiah and Betsey Fitch 
had the following children : 

BiLLE, b. at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 20, 1772. 
i Zebediah, Jr., b. at Cornish Dec. 1, 1774. 
ii. Hezekiah, b. April 20, 1776, in Cornish. 


Robert! Fletcher, of English stock, settled in Concord, Mass., in 1630. He 
is the recognized ancestor of all of the name who have ever res. in Cor- 
nish and vicinity. He was then 3S years of age, and had four sons, of 
whom three left descendants. The generations following Robert' were 
Francis^, Samueh, Timothy% Johns and Ebenezer«, b. in 1761, who Feb. 
5, 1781, m. Mary Comings, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Spaulding) 
Comings, b. Dec. 16, 1757, and d. Feb. 26, 1812. He d. May 8, 1831, in 
New Ipswich. His son, Ebenezer', b. Oct. 9, 1782, m. May 29, 1808, 
Sybil Spaulding, dau. of Benjamin and Sybil (Wallace) Spaulding, b. 
Sept. 15, 1782. Came to Cornish (time not known) lived and d. there 
on the place afterwards owned and occupied by Quart us Fletcher. He 
d. Nov. 15, 1834. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

'i- i. Benjamin Spaulding, b. Nov. 30, 1809. 

ii. Hiram Comings, b. June 24, 1811; m. first, Marion Patrick, who d. 
May 14, 1841; m. second, Mary Smith. Four children, one of 

,-, . them being Lawson C. who m. a dau. of Benjamin S. Hiram 

' ^"^^1 '«<-/' C. lived in Eden, Vt., where he d. Dec. 17, 1868. 

iii. Oukf:l, b. June 4, 1813; m. Dec. 18, 1832, John Johnson of Cornish. 
Two children. (See Johnson.) He d. Feb. 28, 1892. She d. 
Dec. 9, 1908. 

iv. Mary W., b. Aug. 8, 1815; m. Henry Little. She d. Dec. 27, 1846, 
in Manchester. 

V. David Dexter, b. Oct. 24, 1817; m. Lucy Ilorton and d. Jan. 25, 
1857, in l*:xeter. 

vi. John, b. ■; d. young. 

vii. Silas S., b. April 6, 1820. Was a Universalist preacher ord. in 1842. 
Had pastorates in Huck^port, Me.; New B(>(lford, Mass.; Bridge- 
port, Conn.; Portsmouth anil Exeter and other places. He 
had a strong intellect, was a keen reasoner and did much to 
I)romote Universalism, temperance and education. He d. in 
Exeter March 30, 1884. His wife was Caroline Partridge. 
They had four children. 

viii. Stephen N., b. March 8, 1822, and d. , 1824. 

ix. John Q. A., b. Oct. 16, 1824, and d. Sept. 14, 1846. 

X. Sybil Lavinia, b. Oct. 2, 1826; m. , Peleg Sarsons of Brattleboro, 

Vt. Two children. Res. in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. 

xi. Guilford D., b. Sept. 21, 1829. Res. chiefly at South Acton, Mass.; 
m. first, Sept. 21, 1856, Emeline Lewis at Lowell, Mass., who d. 
at South Acton Aug. 26, 1873; m. second, Nov. 17, 1875, at 


Springfield, Mass., Mrs. Eliza A. (Smith) Cutter. One child. 
Mr. Fletcher d. at Templeton, Mass., March 26, 1883. He was 
a carpenter and builder. 

2. Benjamin Spauldings Fletcher {Ebenezer''-'', John'', Timothy*, Samuel", 
Francis'^, Robert^) b. Nov. 30, 1809; m. Dee. 18, 1832 (Claremont record 
says April 10, 1833), Sarah Atwood of Cornish, dau. of Joshua and 
Sarah (McAdams) Atwood, b. Feb. 18, 1811; d. Sept. 14, 1893. He was 
a carpenter and possessed great skill in his trade. Always lived in 
Cornish; d. Sept. 30, 1890. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Edwin N., b. Sept. 5, 1833; m. first, April 7, 18.56, Elizabeth A. 
Fletcher of Cornish, dau. of Quartus and Ann (Kelley) Fletcher, 
b. Aiig. 7, 1832. Three children: 1. Carrie Lizzie, b. Aug. 14, 
1857; d. Oct. 20, 1859. 2. Carl Benicia, b. May 9, 1859; m. 
twice and d. Jan. 23, 1911. 3. Nellie Maria, b. July 22, 1861; 
d. Oct. 2, 1862. Dissimilarity of dispositions and aims induced 
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher to have the bond of matrimony between 
them dissolved. He removed from town and again m. 

ii. Hannah Atwood, b. March 2, 1835; m. .June 6, 1860, William D. 
Lear of Cornish. Three children. (See Lear.) She d. Aug. 
11, 1881. 

iii. David Story, b. Aug. 5, 1838. Educated at Kimball Union Academy 
class of 1800. Began studies in Med. Dept. of University Ver- 
mont Medical when, his health failing, he left his studies and d. 
July 6, 1862. 

iv. IsABELM.,b. Aug.2, 1841;d. July28, 1870. Never m. 

v. Carolyn Lavinia, b. Oct. 20, 1846. She m. March 8, 1878, Lawson 
C. Fletcher, her cousin, and son of Hiram C. Fletcher of Eden, Vt. 
She d. March 5, 1883. One child, b. in 1879, which d. young. 

QuARTus' Fletcher {Ephraimf-^,* Timothy*, Samueb, Francis^, Robert^) h. 
April 22, 1799, in Newport; m. first, Feb. 16, 1827, Ann Kelley, dau. of 
Israel and Lydia (Farrington) Kelley, b. Aug. 5, 1805, in Newport. 
She d. Jan. 7, 1842, leaving eight small children. He m. second, Jan. 
16, 1844, Charlotte Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Roxana 
(Day) Hilhard, b. March 2, 1821. She d. Sept. 23, 1908. 

Mr. Fletcher came to Cornish in 1826, and settled in the southeast 
part of the town, in a district called the "Hempyard." Here he spent 
the remainder of his life, dying April 27, 1874. He was a prosperous 
farmer and a respected citizen. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. William Kelley, b. Feb. 12, 1828, graduated at Kimball Union 
Academy, Dartmouth College and Harvard University Med. 
Dept. He was principal of high schools for several years in 
Abington and Weymouth, Mass.; was an assistant surgeon in 
U. S. Army, 1862-65, and for many years a successful physician 

*Ephraim\ a brother of John*, and grandfather of Quartus', came from 




in Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. Retired and res. in Somer- 
ville. He m. Dec. 30, 1875, Annie Louisa Tufts of Somerville, 
dau. of Oliver and Dorothy (Danforth) Tufts, b. Oct. 31, 1839. 
No issue. 
RuEL Hasseltine was b. May 16, 1828, and educated in the schools 
of Cornish, Newport High School, Kimball Union Academy and 

RuEL Hasseltine Fletcher. 

Sixty Years a Schoolmaster, 1849-1910. 

New Hampton Institute, supplemented by courses in Harvard 
University. After teaching winter schools for several years, he 
began his first annual school in Abington, Mass., in 1854. This 
he taught two years. The two following years he taught in 
Quincy, Mass. In Dec, 1857, he became master of the Otis 
(now Thorndike) Grammar School in Cambridge, Mass. He 
retired Jan. 1, 1910. Upon the acceptance of his resignation, 
he was unanimously elected master emeritus of the school, as 


a fitting testimonial of appreciation for fifty-two years of faith- 
ful service in the same school. While in active service, the 
city paid liim a signal honor by naming one of its large schools 
the Fletcher School. Under his supervision thousands of boys 
and girls of two generations were fitted for useful fives. Mr. 
Fletcher m. Feb. 26, 1863, Rebecca Carolme Wyman of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., b. May 21, 1837, dau. of William and Ruth 
Emerson (Bradstreet) Wyman. She d. July 10, 1906. They 
had eight children, all b. in Cambridge. 

1. Elizabeth Wyman, b. Jan. 13, 1864, and d. Oct. 10, 1864. 

2. Charles Ruel, b. May 4, 1865. A graduate of Harvard and 

now manager of the Ashland Emery & Corundum Co., Perth 
Amboy, N.J. He m. May 24, 1888, Bertha Agnes Hoi way of 
Chelsea, Mass. Two children: Ruth Bradstreet, b. April 7, 
1889, and Wesley Holway, b. Sept. 23, 1893. 

3. Caroline Rebecca, b. Sept. 23, 1867. A graduate of Welles- 

ley, with the degree of B.A. She also received the degree of 
M.A. from Radcliffe. She is an associate professor of Latin 
in her alma mater. 

4. William Bradstreet, b. Jan. 3, 1870, and d. Aug. 4, 1870. 

5. Austin Bradstreet, b. Jan. 19, 1872. He was educated in 

the Cambridge schools and received the degree of B.S. from 
Harvard in 1893. He was secretary and executive officer of 
the Mass. Highway Commission for seventeen years, resigning 
Jan. 1, 1910, to become chief engineer of the San Diego County 
Highway Commission, at San Diego, Cal. He m. March 1, 
1894, Ethel Hovey of Cambridge, Mass., b. Aug., 1871. Two 
children: Dorothy, b. May 12, 1895, and Norman, b. Sept. 
27, 1899, who d. July 7, 1906. 

6. Edward Wyman, b. Oct. 28, 1874; m. Oct. 28, 1896, Estelle 

Phipps of Cincinnati, O. One dau., Margaretta Phipps, b. 
July 17, 1898. He is supt. of a starch plant in Harbor Beach, 

7. Frank Kelley, b. July 27, 1876; m. June 22, 1898, Dorothy 

Charlotte Hamann of Somerville, Mass. He res. in Somer- 
ville. No children. 

8. Frederick William, b. Jan. 19, 1878, and d. June 22, 1909. He 

was a soldier in the Spanish- American War, and later an engi- 
neer on the famous East Boston tunnel and the Washington 
Street subway. 

iii. James Winchell, b. Oct. 24, 1830. He m. Lucy C. Fletcher of 
Preemption, 111., dau. of Samuel Metcalf and Lucy (Hagar) 
Fletcher. He was a popular teacher, a successful farmer, and a 
highly respected citizen. He d. June 9, 1889, in Plainview, Ore. 
They had five children : 

1. Francis Ruel, b. Nov. 30, 1856, in Preemption and d. Aug. 31, 



2. Uksula E., b. Aug. 18, 1858, in Preemption. She m. 1878, 

H. H. Brand of Plainview, and d. July, 1879. 

3. RuEL Metcalf, b. June 24, 1860, in Preemption; m. 1882, 

Alice Wilcox. A farmer in Plainview. Seven children: 
Arthur Burton, b. Nov. 19, 1883; Emery Vngil, b. Jime 19, 
1885; WilHam Chester, b. July 1, 1888; Minnie Etta, b. Jime 
9, 1890; Frances Willard, b. May 7, 1897; Sheldon Wilcox, b. 
Dec. 8, 1903; Lyle Emerson, b. Sept. 16, 1906. 

4. Adelle E., b. May 9, 1863, in Preemption, 111.; m. 1884, Isaac 

Whealdon of Plainview, Ore. One child: Wayne Fletcher, 
b. Sept. 28, 1886. Res., Shedd, Ore. 

5. Edwin James, b. Dec. 7, 1866, in Salem, Ore.; m. July 11, 1895, 

Minnie Ebehng of Los Angeles, Cal. A grocer. Res. Los 
Angeles. Two childi-en: Edwin Earl, b. June 23, 1898, and 
Lillian Adelle, b. March 13, 1903. 
iv. Elizabeth Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1832; m. first, April 7, 1856, Edwin N. 
Fletcher of Cornish; m. second, Nov. 3, 1876, Benj. H. Brooks 
of Plainfield, Me., who d. Jan. 3, 1892. She res. in Newport. 
Three children, all by first husband. (See family of Benj. S. 
V. Charles Franklin, b. Feb. 24, 1834; m. Jan. 7, 1859, Martha J. 
Wilmarth of Newport, dau. of David and Mahala (Fletcher) 
Wilmarth, b. Jan. 27, 1836, and d. Jan. 3, 1906. He was a 
prosperous farmer in Newport. He d. Dec. 27, 1910. They 
had four children. 

1. Etta, b. April 26, 1860, in Cornish, and educated in Newport 

schools and in Colby Academy; m. May 1, 1889, George A. 
Gove of Newport. Res. Neu^port. No children. 

2. Lillian, b. Dec. 10, 1861. A graduate of Colby University, 

Waterville, Me. ; m. June 7, 1889, George H. Smiley of Minne- 
waska, N. Y. Two children: Alfred Fletcher, b. June 1, 
1890, and Charles Edward, b. Aug. 20, 1892, who d. Jan. 19, 

3. Henry, b. May 1, 1864, in Newport. A graduate of Colby 

University; m. Dec. 15, 1892, Bertha Rehder. One child: 
Martha Wilmarth, b. April 23, 1906. 

4. William, b. Nov. 20, 1866, in Newport. A graduate of Colby 

University and Newton Theological Seminary, Mass.; m. Sept. 
5, 1894, Winifred E. Roundy of Waterville, Me. A Baptist 
clergyman. Res., Waterville. Three children: Grace Con- 
stance, b. April 19, 1896; Herbert Hemy, b. Dec. 5, 1897, and 
Harriet Martha, b. Dec. 22, 1905. 
vi. Ursula Kelley, b. Nov. 22, 1836. She was educated in the schools 
of Cornish and in Kimball Union Academy, and was a success- 
ful teacher for several years. She m. April 24, 1862, George W. 
Hilhard of Cornish, youngest son of Joseph and Roxana (Day) 
Hilliard. Five children. (See Hilliard.) Present res., Red- 
lands, Cal. 


vii. Oliver Mores, b. Aug. 7, 1838. A soldier in the Civil War. Hem. 
Oct. 16, 1866, Olive Josephine Merrill of Elmira, N. Y., b. June 
26, 1843. She d. Aug. 4, 1874. He d. March 14, 1907. They 
had two children. 

1. Frederick Merrill, b. May 11, 1868; m. March 29, 1893, 

Sarah Smith Steinberger of Elmira. One cliild, WilUam 
Merrill, b. March 13, 1903, and d. March 17, 1903. 

2. Laura May, b. Nov. 13, 1869. She m. Jan. 4, 1892, Aaron B. 

Mills of Bath, N. Y. Three cliildren: Leslie E., b. Jan. 15, 
1893; Fred F., b. Nov. 2, 1895, and Charles E., b. Sept. 19, 
viii. Orpha Metcalf, b. March 8, 1840. She was educated in the schools 

of Cornish and Newport, and in Kimball Union Academy, and 

was a teacher for eight years. She m. April 14, 1869, Benj. F. 

Atwood of Cambridge, Mass., who d. Aug. 6, 1892. She res. 

in Cambridge. One child, Anjanette Gifford, a graduate of 

Boston University. 

Children of Charlotte Hilliard: 

ix. Henry Lyman, b. April 18, 1845; m. first, Feb. 20, 1869, Angelina 
N. Freeman of Cornish, dau. of Forest and Nancy (Fenniman) 
Freeman, b. April 16, 1843, and d. July 8, 1898; m. second, Dec. 
30, 1899, Mrs. Mary L. (Andrews) Poole, dau. of Harvey 
Andrews of Claremont. No children by either wife. A farmer, 
and res. until recently on the Forest Freeman farm, formerly 
owned by Moody Chase. He now res. in Claremont. 

X. LuELLA Etta, b. Feb. 7, 1849; m. April 15, 1873, Charles Martin 
Emerson of Newport, b. Nov. 25, 1846. He was a successful 
merchant, manufacturer and banker. He d. Feb. 1, 1909. 
One child: Helen Josephine, b. Jan. 19, 1887. A graduate of 
the Newport High School and Boston University; m. Jan. 19, 
1909, Harry Wild Kendall of Windsor, Vt. One cliild: Ray- 
mond Emerson, b. March 22, 1910, at Newport. 

xi. Emma Jane, b. March 15, 1852; m. Jan. 3, 1871, Orlando Powers 
Burr of Cornish. Four cliildren. (See Burr.) 

xii. Jael Mores, b. May 1, 1855; m. Sept. 15, 1877, Orison W. Page of 
Newport. A farmer and res. of Newport. Three children: 
1. Bertha Bell (adopted), b. May 6, 1881. 2. Lawson A., b. 
July 27, 1883, and m. Jan. 31, 1911, Florence G. Cady of Hart- 
ford, Conn. A farmer; res., Newport. 3. Lou Emma, b. May 
4, 1886. 

Bela Jenks' Fletcher {Ephraim^-^, Timothys, Samuel^, Francis^, Robert^) a 
brother of Quartus?, b. Jan. 16, 1811; m. Jan. 26, 1841, Marcia Louise 
Comings of Cornish, dau. of Andrew and Lydia (Jackson) Comings, b. 
Oct. 13, 1812; d. Aug. 15, 1903. They lived in Claremont. He d. July 
26, 1877. He was a bridge builder and general carpenter. Left one 
son: Francis E., b. Feb. 18, 1847, who d. Sept. 6, 1908, in North Attle- 
boro, Mass. Lived in Claremont. 


Cyrus Kingsbury' Fletcher (Timothys, Ephraim^, Timothy^ Samuel*, 
Frmicis''-, Robert^) b. Oct. 8, 1812, in Newport; m. first, Mrs. Albert 
Sprague. He lived several years in the southeast part of Cornish and 

afterwards rem. to Croydon, where he res. till his death . A brother 

of Cyrus K., Timothy Stillman, b. Aug. 6, 1817, also made that part 
of Cornish his home for several years and then rem. to Croydon, where 

he d. Feb. 27, 1904, aged 86. He m. , Pamelia Bradford and had 

eight cliildren. She was dau. of Peter and Miriam (Wyman) Bradford, 
b. Sept. 13, 1821, and d. in Newport June 1, 1858. 


Lemuel Fling, with Ruth, his wife, came from Norwich, Conn., and settled in 
Cornish about 1791, where the family remained a number of years. 
They had three children b. in Conn, and three in Cornish: 

i. Parnell, b. Sept. 15, 1781. 

ii. Erastus, b. July 10, 1783. 

iii. Cyril, b. Sept. 21, 1785; m. in Cornish July 19, 1804, to Jennie 


iv. Calvin, b. Jan. 8, 1792. 

V. August.^, b. Jan. 11, 1794. 

vi. Fanny Watrous, b. Nov. 27, 1798; m. , Samuel Hilliard, Jr. 

Theophilus Fling, b. in 17G8 and Erepta Carpenter, b. in 1770, both of Pom- 
fret, Conn., were m. there March 22, 1792. They soon after came to 
town and spent the rest of their lives here. The wife d. Jan. 7, 1846. 
He. d. Dec. 12, 1846. Both buried in Cornish. Children: 

i. George, b. July 1, 1796. 
ii. Sanford C, b. Sept. 12, 1798. 
iii. Lewis, b. Nov. 20, 1801. 

iv. Lucia E., b. Sept. 7, 1804; m. April 16, 1828, Josiah R. Dorr of 
Detroit, Mich. 
Nathan and Judith Fhng had a son b. in Cornish Jan. 19, 1800. 
Unfortunately, the connection, if any, between these families is 


Capt. Daniel Ford, a son of Samuel Ford, was b. April 2, 1751, in Branford, 
Conn., and d. in Claremont Oct. 2, 1822, aged 72. One record says he 
was a sea capt.; another record (Claremont History), says he was in 
Capt. OUver Ashley's Co. at the Battle of Ticonderoga in May, 1777, 
and also in Capt. Abel Walker's Co. at the Battle of Bennington, Aug. 
16, 1777, and was probably at the Battle of Saratoga in Sept. of the same 

year. He m. first, -, Lydia Goodwin of Claremont, dau. of Ensign 

Thomas Goodwin, b. July 11, 1756, in Middletown, Conn., and d. March 
13, 1789, in Claremont. He m. second, June 11, 1790, Anna Munroe. 
Lived chiefly in Claremont but several members of the family became 
res. of Cornish. Children: 


i. Lydia Goodavix, b. Aug. 31, 1774, in Claremont; m. April 13, 1795, 
Richmond Hilliard. Eight children. (See Hilhard.) 

2. ii. Daniel, Jr., b. Jan. 17, 1777. 

iii. Eunice, b. in Claremont May 12, 1779; m. Nov. 15, 1798, Dea. 
Harvey Doming of Cornish. Eight children. (See Deming.) 
She d. Feb. 1, 1847. 

iv. Stephen, b. May 31, 1781, in Claremont. 

v. Sarah Goodwin, b. Dec. 17, 1784, in Claremont; m. Nov. 25, 1805, 
David Richardson of Cornish. Eight children. (See Richard- 
son.) She d. in Hanover Aug. 15, 1867, aged 83. She was a 
woman of superior natural gifts — truly a "mother in Israel." 

vi. Martha Rhoda, b. in Claremont Aug. 23, 1786; m. , 1818. 

Joseph Lamberton of Claremont. Tliree children. (See Lam- 
berton.) She d. April 11, 1825. 

i. Daniel Ford (Capt. Daniel-, Samueb) was b. Jan. 17, 1777, in Middle- 
town, Conn.; m. by Rev. James Wellman, June 14, 1800, to Esther 
Deming of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Dana) Deming, b. 
Oct. 16, 1776, in Pomfret, Conn., and d. Dec. 29, 1837. He d. March 
19, 1856, aged 79. Children: 

i. Anna Munroe, b. April 11, 1801, in Claremont; m. , Rev. Gib- 
bon Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church in Cornish. — 
children. She d. in Indianapolis, Ind., July 5, 1884. He d. 
Nov. 16, 1865. 

ii. Daniel Bradley, b. Dec. 18, 1803, in Cornish; m. , Betsey 

Hoisington. Eight children. They buried one in town, Daniel 
H., b. in 1829, and d. Sept. 23, 1834. After tliis they went West 
and finally settled in Toledo, O., where they both d. of cholera. 
He d. July 14, 1854. She d. July 16, 1854. 

3. iii. Stephen D., b. Oct. 9, 1805. 

iv. Harvey Goodwin, b. Jan. 18, 1808, in Claremont; m. , Elvira 

Johnson of Whitehall, Vt. He was a physician of note. Six 
children. They buried an infant of nine months in town that 
d. June 15, 1837. They rem. to Philadelphia about 1838, where 
he d. Dec. 6, 1846. 

V. William Horace, b. March 1, 1810, in Cornish; m. Sept. 17, 1849, 
Lucia Electa Smith, dau. of John and Electa (Putnam) Smith. 
They both d. in Claremont. He d. April 23, 1877. She d. 
Feb. 15, 1853. She left one dau., Ella Josephine, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

vi. Elizabeth Dana, b. Dec. 21, 1813, in Cornish and d. an infant at the 
age of seven weeks. 

vii. John Deming, b. April 18, 1816, in Cornish. Graduated at Kimball 
LTnion Academy in class of 1835, Dartmouth College, class of 
1839, University of Pennsylvania, class of 1844; became a dis- 
tinguished physician; settled first in Rochester, Vt., where he m. 
April 8, 1845, Eliza A. Morton. Soon after he rem. to Norwich, 
Conn., where he practiced till 1856. He then rem. to Winona, 


where he practiced till his death, Oct. 29, 1867. She d. in 1872. 
They had no children. He lived a very active public-spirited 
life. It was largely due to his influence that the normal and 
graded system of Minn, were established. 

3. Stephen Dana< Ford {Daniel^---, Samueh) was b. Oct. 9, 1805, in Clare- 
mont; m. Aug. 28, 1838, Marietta Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Eleazer, 
Jr., and Lois (Corbin) Jackson, b. June 2, 1815, and d. Nov. 28, 1877, 
aged 62. He d. in Cornish Jan. 13, 1858. After his death, his wid. 
m. July 1, 1863, Samuel C. Moulton of Plainfield. Children (record 
limited and uncertain) : 

i. Elizabeth E., b. , 1840; d. March 4, 1850. 

ii. Mary J., b. , 1855; d. Oct. 9, 1859. 


JoHNi Foss was the emigrant ancestor, coming from Eng. in a British war 
vessel soon after the settlement of Mass. He was thrice m. and had 
eleven or twelve children. 

William^ Foss, son of the preceding was b. March 11, 1673. Was m. two or 
three times and had eight children. 

Walters Foss, youngest son of the last, was b. about 1703; m. Hannah , 

and lived in Portsmouth, Newington and Greenland. Had one child : 

Walter* Foss, b. in Newington, bap. there July 15, 1728; m. a Miss Hale and 
settled first in or near Boston and afterwards returned to Greenland, 
and from there went to Cornish soon after the town was settled and 
settled on a tract of land (100 acres) that has since been kept in the name. 
They had one son: 

Walters Foss was b. in 1763; about 1788, m. Lucy Cook, who was 
b. in 1767. They spent the rest of their lives on the Foss homestead. 
She d. Feb. 7, 1854. He d. Oct. 4, 1852. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

2. i. Walter Hale, b. March 2, 1789. 

ii. Abraham, b. April 26, 1791. Never m. Spent his life on the home- 
stead. Was a devoted member and deacon of the Baptist 
Church. He d. Aug. 17, 1866. 

iii. Isaac, b. Feb. — , 1792; m. Dec. 31, 1818, Lucy Wliiting of Clare- 
mont. Two children. Lived in Fairfax, Vt. ; d. April 24, 1860. 

iv. Deborah, b. Aug. 18, 1794; m. Dec. 25, 1817, Daniel Sargent. Lived 
in Sutton. Six children. She d. Oct. 4, 1850. 

v. Jacob, b. Oct. 17, 1796; m. Martha Abbie Howland, but had no 
children. (See sketch, Vol. I.) 

\a. LtJTHER, b. March 14, 1799; m. in Boston, Dec. 15, 1824, Mina A. 
Andrews of Wellfleet, Mass. Lived in Boston, Mass., and New 
London and Sutton, and about 1834, settled in Elmore, Vt., 
where he d. April 9, 1879. She d. April 18, 1880. They had 
eleven children. 


vii. Ephraim, b. Feb. 25, 1805; m. July 12, 1837, Deloa Demous of 
Canada. They settled in Elmore, Vt. Had ten children, all 
b. in Elmore, Vt. The parents both d. in Hyde Park, Vt., he, 
March 30, 1880; she, June 18, 1904. 

viii. LxjCT, b. July 10, 1807. Never m. She remained on the homestead 
during life. She d. June 24, 1891. 

ix. Peninneh, b. Aug. 17, 1810; m. — — , Zenas C. Rowland. Six chil- 
dren. She d. June 28, 1891, in Charlestown, Mass. The old 
Foss homestead is still retained by one of this family — Charles 
W. Howland — who, having made extensive and permanent 
improvements upon it uses it for a summer home for himself and 

2. Walter Hale» Foss {W alter i-'^->, William^, John^) was b. March 2, 1789; 

m. July 16, 1817, Mrs. Mary (Griffin) Hook of Cornish, formerly of 
Sandown, dau. of Isaac Griffin, b. Nov. 4, 1785, and d. June 13, 1865. 
He lost a leg and was a tin peddler. He d. April 11, 1856. Children: 

i. Mary Lavina, b. Dec. 27, 1817; m. Oct. — , 1837, Ruel Goward of 

Cornish. Eight children. (See Goward.) She d. in Claremont 

Nov. 16, 1896. 
3. ii. Walter Hale, Jr., b. Aug. 4, 1820. 

iii. Dyer, b. June 20, 1822. He was m. three times and had six children. 

Lived in Candia and Portsmouth. He d. in Portsmouth March 

23, 1897. 

3. Walters Foss (Walter Hale^, Walters-i-^, William^, John^) was b. Aug. 4, 

1820; m. Nov. 4, 1853, Hannah R. Davis of Cornish, dau. of Jesse and 
Apphia (Davis) Davis, b. May 30, 1833, in Springfield. Mr. Foss 
served in the Civil War. (See Mihtary.) Lived several j^ears on a farm 
north of the Flat near Ms father-in-law. Rem. in 1875 to Claremont. 
He d. Aug. 23, 1886. Children: 

i. Sarah Idell, b. Oct. 16, 1854, in Springfield; m. Austin. Two 

daus. Lives in Revere, Mass. 
ii. George Hale, b. Aug. 11, 1856, in Cornish; d. about Oct. 20, 1864, of 

iii, Nellie Francena, b. March 31, 1862, in Sunapee. Lives in Everett, 

Mass.; m. Noyes. No children. 

iv. Hannah Etta, b. March 12, 1865, in Cornish; m. Jones. 

Lives in Townshend Harbor. Has one son. 


Daniel Freeman was b. in Conn. March 16, 1727. Settled in Plainfield soon 
after the Revolution. Built the large Freeman house in 1784. His 
name first appears among other petitioners in 1785, asking for a release 
from unjust taxation. He m. in 1758, Mercy Gates, who was b. May 
27, 1739, and d. Aug. 14, 1806. Mr. Freeman d. May 8, 1806. Children: 


i. Mehitable, b. Jan. 18, 1759; d. young. 

ii. Tamerson, b. Dec. 8, 1760; m. March 19, 1788, John Lovell Kimball 

of Cornish. Two children. (See Kimball.) She d. April 22, 

iii. James, b. Jan. 23, 1763, became a sailor; d. in Demerara, S. A. 
iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 2, 1764; m. Sept. 23, 1785, Nahum C. Chase of 

Cornish. Four children. (See Chase.) She d. March 30, 

1837. He d. June 28, 1827. 

2. V. Cyrus, b. May 25, 1767. 

vi. Mehitable, 2d, b. July 15, 1769. 

vii. Sabra, b. July 1, 1773; m. June 10, 1792, Capt. Ohver Torrey. She 
d. ■ . He d. Aug. 14, 1820. 

viii. Ollie, b. Aug. 23, 1775. 

ix. Daniel, Jr., b. April 5, 1778; m. . He d. Dec. 13, 1855. 

X. Joseph, b. May 3, 1780; m. , Polly Johnson of Cornish, dau. of 

Abel and Sarah (Chase) Johnson, b. Dec. 1, 1795. One child: 
Mary, who m. Arvin S. Bartholemew. Mr. Freeman d. Feb. 13, 
1851. His wife d. Dec. 20, 1875, aged 86. 

xi. Benjamin, b. Aug. 6, 1782; m. June 8, 1806, Euducia Cliild of Cor- 
nish, dau. of Stephen and Mercy (Chase) Child; b. June 27, 1789, 
and d. March 15, 1860. Inherited and lived on the homestead 
in Plainfield, where he d. June 27, 1828. Six children. A 

xii. Mary, b. July 27, 1785; m. Oct. 11, 1807, Augustus Torrey, M.D., 
of Mass. 

2. Cyrus^ Freeman (Danieh) was b. May 25, 1767; m. first, , Persis 

Chase of Cornish, dau. of Caleb and Tabitha (Bemis) Chase, b. April 18, 

1775, and d. July 22, 1793; no issue; m. second, , Sarah Dow of 

Plainfield, dau. of Jeremiah Dow, b. March 15, 1778, and d. Oct. 25, 
1860. There is some evidence that Mr. Freeman m. third, Mary Chase 
of Cornish, a sister of his first wife, b. Jan. 19, 1779, and they had a 
dau., Ehzabeth, b. in 1829, who d. in Cornish May 24, 1843. All the 
rest of the children were by Sarah Dow. Mr. Freeman d. March 21, 
1847. Cliildren: 

3. i. John TYiER, b. Aug. 30, 1797. 

ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 23, 1799; d. May 5, 1826. 

4. iii. Forest C, b. Aug. 1, 1803. 

iv. Persis C, b. Aug. 12, 1805; m. , Benj. L. Fuller of Plainfield. 

Seven cliildren. She d. in 1884. 
V. Susan Chase, b. Aug. 12, 1808; m. June 7, 1841, Enos Spaulding of 

Plainfield. Three children. She d. Nov. 6, 1858. He d. . 

vi. Daniel Dow, b. Oct. 13, 1810; m. March 27, 1850, Mary Marcy. 

Lived chiefly in Plainfield ; d. in Meriden March 27, 1877. Three 

children: 1. Mary A., b. May 22, 1853. 2. Lucian, b. Aug. 

12, 1855; d. June 16, 1897. 3. Fred, b. Jan. 19, 1858. Mrs. 

Freeman d. June 11, 1889, in Meriden. 


vii. Tamerson Kimball, b. July 2, 1814; m. -, Isaac C. Harroun of 

Barre, Vt. They lost one son, Hollis F., March 14, 1846, aged 

3-4. Tamerson d. Dec. 15, 1852. 
viii. George Chase, b. Aug. 26, 1819; m. , Sarah Ward, dau. of 

William Ward, b. June 19, 1824, and d. in 1906. Four children. 

A general farmer and dairyman, also a breeder of horses. He d. 

Feb. 23, 1901. 

3. John Tylers Freeman ( Cyrus-, DanieU) b. Aug. 30, 1797; m. first, Dec. 

25, 1826, Ursula Chase of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Polly (Gerald) 
Chase, b. Nov. 26, 1803, and d. May 22, 1849; m. second, Oct., 1857, 
Dorinda Penniman of Plainfield, dau. of Thomas Taft and Dorinda 
(W^ood) Penniman, b. Feb. 18, 1821, no issue; she d. March 24, 1860, 
at Windsor, Vt.; m. third, Nov. 8, 1860, Sarah H. Wyman of Cornish, 
dau. of Jesse and Mary (Dorr) Wyman, b. Sept. 5, 1823, and d. Jan. 13, 
1903. No issue. In the fifties Mr. Freeman rem. to Windsor, where he 
carried on the hardware business and later became treas. of Windsor 
Savings Bank, which position he held many years, till age and failing 
health compelled him to retire. He d. at Windsor Oct. 5, 1882. 

"Life so gently ceased to be. 
It lapsed in immortality." 

(Epitaph on his tombstone.) 

Children, all by first marriage, b. in Cornish: 

5. 1. Henry Chase, b. Jan. 2, 1829. 

ii. John Edwards, b. Nov. 29, 1832. A machinist and gunsmith. 

Was at the Remington, N. Y., Armory for many years but now 

(1902) is a res. of Herkimer, N. Y. Twice married, 
iii. Austin Tyler, b. Jan. 5, 1838. Also a machinist and gunsmith. 

Patented some improvements on breech loading guns. Rem. to 

Cal. Two children. 

4. Forest C.' Freeman {Cyrus\ Danieb) b. Aug. 1, 1803; m. 1831, Nancy 

G. Penniman of Windsor, Vt., dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Hutcliinson) 
Penniman, b. May 16, 1810, and d. June 29, 1885. He d. Feb. 17, 1883. 
He was a prosperous farmer and about 1838, settled in Cornish on the 
Moody Chase place near the south boundary of the town, where they 
remained through fife. Children: 

i. Leland H., b. March 16, 1832, in Windsor, Vt., d. April 6, 1832. 

ii. James G., b. March 12, 1833, in Windsor, Vt.; m. -, 1866, Ellen 

Howard, dau. of Irving and Philenda (Simonds) Howard. Have 

six children. Res. chiefly in Claremont. 

6. iii. Francis E., b. April 16, 18.34, in Windsor, Vt. 

iv. Sarah Jane, b. April 14, 1836, in Windsor, Vt.; d. Jan. 30, 1838. 
V. Julia H., b. Oct. 12, 1837, in Windsor, Vt.; m. April 16, 1857, Edwin 
T. Ayers of Cornish. One child. (See Ayers.) 


vi. Caesendana C, b. Oct. 4, 1841, in Cornish; m. March 12, 1868, 
Warren Hiram Fletcher. Rem. to Clay Center, Kan., where 
they res. (1902). Seven children. 

vii. Angeline N., b. April 16, 1843, in Cornish; m. Jan. 20, 1870, Henry 
Lyman Fletcher of Cornish. No children. She d. July 8, 1898. 

viii. Ltjella M., b. April 12, 1847, in Cornish; m. March — , 1889, 
Lawson C. Fletcher of Northfield, Vt. Res. (1908) in Cornish, 
on the S. B. Deming farm. They have no children. 

5. Henry Chase* Freeman {John Tyler^, Cyrus"; Danieh) b. Jan 2, 1829; m, 

March 22, 1854, Ellen Phoebe Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Sarah (Joluison) Bartlett, b. Aug. 23, 1834. About 1866 he rem. 
from Cornish to Claremont and settled on a farm on "Red Water Brook" 
road. "A respected citizen and obliging neighbor." A Free Mason and 
a loyal Republican. He d. Nov. 25, 1899. Children, first three b. in 
Cornish, the rest in Claremont : 

i. Willis Tyler, b. March 3, 1855; m. Sept. 30, 1884, Emma C. Colby 

of Claremont where they res. One child : Ruth E. 
ii. Nellie Evelina, b. June 4, 1857; m. Sept. 30, 1884, WiUiam C. 

Smith. She d. Sept. 5, 1889. 
iii. Dora Ursula, b. Sept. 3, 1859; m. Jan. 9, 1878, WilUam C. Smith. 

She d. March 8, 1883. 
iv. John C, b. June 9, 1865; m. Abbie L. Walker of Claremont. One 

child : Gertrude A. Mr. Freeman received severe injuries while 

drawing logs in Meriden, that resulted in his death May 25, 1899. 
V. Edwin Austin, b. Oct. 17, 1869; d. Nov. 15, 1889. 
vi. Allen Henry, b. April 28, 1873; m. May 29, 1900, Mary H. Hawkins 

of Claremont. One child in 1903: Raymond H. He remains 

on the homestead. 

6. Francis Edward* Freeman (Forest C.s, Cyrus^, Danieb) b. April 16, 1834; 

m. Feb. 15, 1866, Marj^ Frances Hook of Cornish, dau. of Moody and 
Ehza (Carroll) Hook, b. April 29, 1845; d. Aug. 3, 1903. They res. in 
Cornish until 1877 when they rem. to Claremont and settled on a farm 
leading from Cornish Flat to Claremont. Devoted much of his time 
to growing and marketing small fruits. A deacon of the Baptist Church. 
Represented the town of Claremont in the legislature of 1897-98. After 
the death of his wife he sold his farm and lives with his son. Children: 

i. Herbert Grant, b. in Cornish Oct. 18, 1868; d. in Jan., 1869. 

ii. Fred Brockway, b. in Claremont Oct. 18, 1879. Graduated 

Stevens High School, class of 1898; m. Oct. 21, 1902, Bertha L. 

Spaulding. Lived in Claremont, employed as mail carrier 

several years. Since 1908, has been a general secretary of the 

State Y. M. C. A. with res. in Concord. 

James and Rebecca Freeman were a Plainfield family but lived a good many 
years in Cornish. Most of their children were b. in Cornish and two 
of them d. and were buried in town. The children were: 


i. Polly L., b. Oct. 19, 1792; d. March 16, 1794. 

ii. Samuel L., b. June 24, 1794. 

iii. Joseph G., b. Oct. 11, 1796. 

iv. Adeline S., b. Aug. 11, 1798. 

V. James, Jr., b. March 11, 1800; d. Aug., 1803. 


Ephraim French was b. in 1749; m. April 6, 1775, Comfort York of Clare- 
mont. Came to Cornish to live about 1784, and d. here June 10, 1810. 
His biographer says, "he was an affectionate husband, a tender parent, 
true to Ms trust, faithful in the church, steadfast in the faith towards 
God, and not aiming to injure man." The census of 1790 says his 
family consisted of the parents, two small boys and five girls. Children, 
fh'st four b. in Claremont and the rest in Cornish: 

i. Rebecca, b. June 17, 1776; m. Feb. 7, 1799, Andrew Bailey, Sr. 

Four children. (See Bailey.) 
ii. Hannah, b. June — , 1778; m. April 14, 180.3, Phinehas Coburn, 

had at least six children. (See Cobm-n.) 
iii. Experience, b. May 20, 1780. 
iv. Isaac, b. July 25, 1782. 
V. Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1785. 
vi. Lucy, b. Nov. 27, 1789; m. July 7, 1811, Aaron Smith, Jr., of Cornish. 

She d. in Feb., 1816. Two children. (See Smith.) 
\'ii. Ephraim, b. April 8, 1790. 
■viii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 28, 1792. 


William Furnald, with Molly, his wife, and a family of nine children, ap- 
pears on the Cornish records. None are left in town to tell of their 
history. The cemetery records the death of WilUam as occurring Sept. 
7, 1816. Also of one of his children and of one grandchild. The hill 
where he lived, northwest of the Flat, has for nearly a century borne 
the name of Furnald Hill. All these circumstances lead one to infer that 
the family remained in town about tliree decades. There is no record 
of his wiie's death in town, therefore it is supposable that, after the 
death of her husband, she left town, taking all her family with her, and 
no record or tradition has been found telling where they went. Their 
children were: 

i. John, b. Dec. 2, 1781. 

ii. William, Jr., b. Sept. 4, 1783; m. , Lydia . They buried 

an infant dau. in town that d. May 15, 1814, aged 2 mos. The 

child's name was Elsyan. 
iii. Daniel, b. Nov. 10, 1784. 
iv. Samuel, b. June 15, 1788. 
V. Joseph, b. April 4, 1790. 
vi. Thomas, b. April 19, 1792. 


vii. Benjamin, b. Dec. 15, 1793. 

viij. Polly, b. April 22, 1796. 

ix. James, b. Feb. 23, 1798; d. April 11, 1804. 


Jonathan and Saeah Gage res. in town several years and had the following 
cliildren : 

i. A son, b. in 1810, name and date unknown, 
ii. Jonathan, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1812. 
iii. Milton, b. Jan. 6, 1815. 

No further record given of tliis family. 

James and Hannah Gage had the following children, recorded as b. in Cornish: 

i. HiTTT, b. April 2, 1796. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Feb. 2, 1798. 

iii. Jesse, b. Dec. 24, 1799. 

iv. Hannah, b. Dec. 31, 1801. 

V. Manly, b. Jan. 27, 1804. 

vi. Almira, b. March 24, 1806. 


Nathan Gates was b. Aug. 20, 1754, in Preston, Conn. When a young 

man he came to Cornish and lived here many years. He m. , Tamerson 

Kimball of Cornish, dau. of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Woodard) Kimball, 
b. March 8, 1760, and d. Oct. 10, 18.38. They had eleven cliildren. In his 
early hfe he served in the 6th Conn. Regt. from May 6, 1775, to Dec. 6, 
following, and was at the siege of Boston. He d. Aug. 8, 1838, in Morris- 
town, Vt. His wife d. Oct. 10, the same year. 

John Gates was b. in 1772; m. Jan. 5, 1795, Eunice Winch, who was b. 
Oct. 26, 1770, and d. Nov. 16, 1803; m. second, Oct. 21, 1805, Jemima Harvey. 
They lived in Framingham, Mass., Keene and Cornish. They had eleven 
children. Tlu-ee of these were b. in Cornish: 1. Susan, b. July 10, 1791; m. 
March 23, 1822, Wilham Sumner Comings of Cornish. No children. 2. 
Eunice, b. — ; m. May 25, 1826, David Dodge, then of Cornish. 3. John 

Strowbridge, b. ; m. , Mary Bryant of Cornish, dau. of Israel 

Bryant. Mr. Gates d. Oct. 26, 1844, while coming to Cornish on a 

Reuben Gates (parentage unknown) was b. July 28, 1826. He m. March 
11, 1851, Ehza Wakefield of Cornish, youngest dau. of Dea. Jonathan and 
Rebecca (Haven) Wakefield, b. Oct. 10, 1832. Two children. Mr. Gates 
d. April 21, 1889. His wid. and children res. in St. Charles, Wis. (1902). 


Timothy A. Gleason, the son of Dr. Timothy S. and Ehzabeth (Putnam) 
Gleason of Claremont, who was b. in Claremont May 13, 1837 ; m. Oct. 22, 
1861, Mrs. Cleora A. (Wilson) Tribou, b. May 15, 1840, in Middlebury, 


Vt.; d. Feb. 6, 1897, in Arvada, Col. Came to Cornish in 1863 and 
engaged in trade, first as clerk, then as partner, then afterwards as sole 
proprietor in the store at the Flat. He continued there until about 
1879, when he retired from trade and returned to Claremont, where he 
d. Jan. 6, 1883. Wliile in Cornish he served as town clerk 1871-77. 
After the death of his father, liis mother, Elizabeth (Putnam) Gleason 
came to Cornish and hved with her son. She d. Jul> 2, 1877. Also a 
sister, Mary Converse Gleason, b. Dec. 26, 1831, came and res. with her 
mother. She never m. but d. on the Flat March 4, 1908, aged 76-3-8. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Harriet Gertrfde, b. Nov. 22, 1863; m. Sept. 21, 1892, Charles 

Davis. Res., Jacksonville, Fla. 
ii. Charles Timothy, b. Nov. 4, 1867. Res., St. Paul, Minn.; became 

iii. Edwin James, b. March 27, 1872. Res., St. Paul, Minn. 


Rev. George A. Glines was b. Sept. 17, 1827, in Moultonboro; m. Sept. 

19, 1849, Susan Adeli Moody, eldest dau. of Jonathan Moody of Clare- 
mont, b. April 9, 1828. They came to Cornish in April, 1875, and he 
was pastor of the Baptist Church five years ending April, 1880. In 1890 
he was recalled to the same pastorate and served another five years 
ending in June, 1895. This was his last pastorate. (See Baptist 
Church History.) Retiring from the ministry they settled in Claremont ; 
built a fine res. there. He d. in Claremont July 6, 1907. She d. Feb. 

20, 1911. Children: 

i. Carl Clifton, b. July 23, 1852; d. Nov. 8, 1853. 

ii. WiLLEY Andrew, b. Feb. 14, 1855; m. Ellen Maude Hovey. Was 
employed seventeen years in Boston by the firm of R. H. White 
& Co., first as clerk and afterwards as floor-walker. In 1896 (?) 
he came to Claremont and opened a store of dry and fancy 
goods in Hotel Moody block. This continued till his death, 
Sept. 18, 1904, of locomotor ataxia. 


Eldon H. Gordon was b. March 17, 1854, in Alburg, Vt. He was son of 
Seldon P. and Jane J. (Smith) Gordon; m. March 24, 1875, Jennie H. 
Pierce, dau. of D. T. and Ehzabeth (Starr) Pierce, b. Sept. 9, 1857. 
They res. in West Chazy and Plattsburg, N. Y., and came to Cornish 

, and settled on the Joshua Wyman farm (so called). He is an 

up-to-date farmer. Children: 

i. Carmen P., b. Feb. 10, 1876, in W^est Chazy, N. Y.; m. Feb. 6, 1899, 

Frank C. Harris of Cornish. Three children (1903). 
ii. Charles W., b. May 13, 1878, in West Chazy, N. Y. 
iii. Sheldon T., b. July 20, 1881, in West Chazy, N. Y. 
iv. Perley H., b. June 21, 1883, in West Chazy, N. Y. 
V. A. Drew, b. Dec. 31, 1885, in Plattsburg, N. Y. 




Benjamin Gould came from Pawtucket, R. I., to Hartford, Vt. Had several 
children there. His son, Harry, b. in Hartford, m. Martha Perkins, 
of Montpeher, Vt. He d. about 1814. Had three children: 

i. Mary, b. Dec. 15, 1809; m. Ephraim Jackson. 
2. ii. Henry, b. Jan. 15, 1810. 

iii. Harriet, b. , 1812; m. Graham. 

Henry Gould. 

Henry Gould, after the death of his father, when but four years of age 
went and lived with an uncle, a blacksmith, of Hartland, Vt., until 22 years 
of age. He then came to Cornish where he spent most of the rest of 
his life. He has been engaged nearly forty years in carriage building, 
beside farming. He built and owned the upper mills and shops at the 
Flat, also a fine res. The town, recognizing his business ability, sought 
his services first as treasurer two or tlu'ee years ; then as selectman three 
years. During the Civil War he enlisted about thirty men for the serv- 
ice. Being possessed of a shrewd business talent, of sound judgment 



and integrity, and a good degree of liberality he has been one of the fore- 
most to advance any project that tended for the pubUc good. A Bap- 
tist, devoted and true, he, with the cooperation of his devoted and faith- 
ful wife, have, in addition to many former gifts, bequeathed the sum^of 
$3,500 for the benefit of the Baptist Church in Cornish. 

He m. April 17, 1834, Sarah Atwood, dau. of WiUiam and Ehzabeth 
(Hall) Atwood, b. Sept. 2, 1813. No children have blessed their union, 
but their lives have been sweetly blended as lovers for nearly seventy 

Mrs. Henry Gould. 

years and they have presented an object lesson of great and increasing 
beauty, and one rarely seen. But the long, loving spell was broken at 
last by her death, March 25, 1902. He d. Sept. 7, 1905, aged 95-7-22. 


Feancisi Goward, b. in Eng. When a Httle boy, for some reason not now 
known, was put into a leather bag and smuggled aboard a ship bound 
for America. After the ship was well at sea, he was liberated. He 


arrived in port safely. He grew up and settled in Easton, Mass. He 
m. Mary Presby and raised a family of cluldren. Had a son Isaacs, b. 
in Easton, Oct. 28, 1782, who m. Sept. 30, 1804, Abigail Lotlirop, then 
of Easton, dau. of Jolm and Sarah (Cook) Lothrop, b. Oct. 13, 1787, and 
d. in Cornish June 16, 1848. They res. in Easton till 1808, when they 
rem. to Croydon. About 1822 they came to Cornish and settled on or 
near the farm now occupied by his descendants. A farmer. He d. 
June 8, 1855. Children: 

i. Isaac, Jr., b. July 29, 1805, in Easton; m. in 1830, EUza H. Bassford. 

He was a teacher of large experience. Res., N. Y. City. Nine 

children. He d. July 16, 1858. 
ii. Francis, b. June 15, 1807, in Easton. Never m. He d. in Cornish 

July 10, 1882. 
iii. Sally L., b. Dec. 14, 1808, in Croydon; m. Oct. 26, 1831, Daniel 

Atwood of Cornish. Seven children. (See Atwood.) She d. 

Sept. 5, 1890, in Acton, Mass. 

2. iv. RuEL, b. March 27, 1812, in Croydon. 

v. Watson C, b. May 23, 1814, in Croydon. He m. in 1840 Mary 
Bent of Boston, Mass. For many years he res. there as manager 
of the Real Estate Register. Afterwards rem. to Chicago, 111., 
where he engaged in furniture manufacturing till he d. March 23, 
1872. Four cliildren. 

vi. Louisa R., b. Nov. 26, 1817, in Croydon; m. in 1736, Macy Record. 
Three daus. She d. Sept. 10, 1845. 

3. vii. Jason, b. Nov. 19, 1820, in Croydon. 

viii. Fidelia M., b. May 6, 1826, in Cornish; m. first, Feb. 24, 1846, 
William Dean, no issue; after Iris death she m. second. May 15, 
1853, George W. Thomas. One cliild. Res., Mansfield, Mass. 

ix. Betsey Ann, b. June 29, 1830, in Cornish; m. June 5, 1854, Horatio 
H. Stearns of Acton, Mass., where they have res. Three chil- 
dren, all daus. 

RTJEL3 Coward (Isaac'-, Francis') h. March 27, 1812. He m. Oct. — , 1837, 
Mary L. Foss of Cornish, dau. of Walter H. and Mary (Griffin) Foss, 
b. Dec. 27, 1817, and d. Nov. 16, 1896. Res. most of his hfe on the 
homestead as a successful farmer. The last few years of his life he lived 
in Claremont where he d. Sept. 3, 1871. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

4. i. Edwin Orlando, b. April 11, 1842. 

ii. Mary A., b. March 20, 1844; m. Oct. 26, 1871, Geo. H. Towle (sec- 
ond wife). They res. in Newport, where he d. March 3, 1896. 
One son, Loran D., b. March 25, 1874. Res. (1903) in Clare- 

iii. Carrie Lovinia, b. April 5, 1846; m. Jan. 9, 1895, Charles A. Finlay. 
No children. Res., Claremont. She d. Sept. 26, 1907. 

iv. Aurilla v., b. June 29, 1849; m. May 11, 1870. John H. Dalton. 
She d. Oct. 25, 1870. 

V. Lucy Ann, b. March 5, 1851 : Never m. ; d. Oct. 12, 1878. 


vi. Austin Ruel, b. May 4, 1853. Has been much engaged in mission 

work; m. May 5, 1899, Mrs. Mary Harrison. Res., Evansville, 

\ai. Walter H., b. July 9, 1855; m. April 25, 1881, Barbara Brown. 

Res., Claremont. A photographer. Three children, 
viii. MARctrs Lafayette, b. Aug. 6, 1858; m. , Jennie Brown. Res. 

in Lawrence, Mass. Has one son, Harry G., a jeweller, who 

lives in Boston, 

3. Ja60N3 Goward {Isaac"', Francis^) b. Nov. 19, 1820; m. May 1, 1849, 

Charlotte Dean of Easton, Mass., b. Sept. 25, 1825, and d. March 29, 
1882. They lived in Cornish till 1858, when they rem. to Freeborn, 
Minn., where he at first engaged in farming and afterwards in mercan- 
tile pursuits, until late in hfe he retired with a competence. A success- 
ful business man. He d. July 3, 1893. Children: 

i. RoscoE E., b. June 8, 1852, in Acton, Mass. 

ii. Carson F., b. June 11, 1856, in Cornish. 

iii. Tama M., b. Feb. 4, 1862, in Freeborn, Minn. She d. Dec. 17, 1883. 

iv. Eutell D., b. July 2, 1865, in Freeborn, Minn. 

V. Elbano J., b. Feb. 3, 1867, in Freeborn, Minn. 

4. Edwin Orlandc Goward {RueU, Isaacs, Francis^) b. April 11, 1842, in 

Cornish. A farmer and res. on the homestead of his father. Has been 
selectman thi-ee years. Desiiing to serve his country, he enhsted Aug. 
25, 1862, but was honorably discharged owing to disability. He m. 
June 1, 1863, Mary Redfield of Claremont, dau. of Wilham and Lucinda 
(Severance) Redfield, b. Feb. 19, 1839. Cliilchen, all b. in Cornish 
except the second: 

i. William Orlando, b. June 16, 1864; imm. in 1907. 

ii. Minnie Lavina, b. July 5, 1867, in Claremont; m. Oct. 7, 1891, Henry 

H. Mercer of Claremont, a pattern designer. Res., Claremont. 

No children, 
iii. Charles S., b. Dec. 12, 1870; m. Dec. 25, 1895, Annie L. Newton. 

Res., Claremont. A macliinist. 
iv. Jennie Lucinda, b. Aug. 9, 1873; m. June 28, 1899, Charles Story 

Lear of Cornish. Two daus. (See Lear.) Res., South Cornish. 
V. Mary E., b. June 30, 1875, a graduate of Ifimball Union Academy, 

class of 1897. A teacher. 


1. Samuel Greene, b. — — -, 1780, in . Came to Cornish ; m. first, 

, Susan (?) , b. — , 1781, d. Oct. 3, 1828; m. second, Feb. 

6, 1830, Olive Hall of Windsor, dau. of David and OHve (Smead) 
Hall, b. March, 1782, and d. Aug. 23, 1866, aged 84. A farmer, Hved 
in the north part of the town. He built the brick house where he hved 
and d. He was a Baptist, a Free Mason, a man of unquestionable integ- 
rity and honor. He d. Jan. 8, 1863. Children, all by first wife, and b. 
in Cornish: 



2. i. Charles H., b. Dec. 21, 1809. 

ii. Caroline A., b. June 18, 1814; m. Nov. 9, 1835, Sylvester N. Tracy. 
Three children. (See Tracy.) She d. March 6, 1857. 

iii. Olive, b. ; m. , a Mr. Horton, went West. Lived and d. 


iv. Eliza, b. ; m. , a Mr. Newcomb. Lived and d. in Eden, Vt. 

V. Samuel Munroe, b. , 1822; m. , Harriet Blaisdill of Nor- 
wich, Vt., b. , 1835, and d. May 6, 1901, aged 76. Lived 

several years in Johnson, Vt., also in Meriden and Cornish. 
He was a tailor and worked at his trade in these places. They 
had no children. He d. in Cornish May 9, 1896. 

2. Charles H.^ Greene {Samueb) h. Dec. 21, 1809; m. Jan. 25, 1839, Sarah 
Eaton Coburn of Cornish, dau. of Simon and Ruth (Eaton) Coburn, b. 
April 22, 1812, and d. May 24, 1888, at Boston, Mass. He was a Bap- 
tist clergymen, successful and dearly beloved in all his pastorates, which 
were Parsonsfield, Me., South Windham and Hyde Park, Vt., and 
Meriden, where he d. May 12, 1863. (See Hist. Baptist Church.) 
Children : 

i. Adelaide S., b. April 26, 1840; m. May 14, 1864, George D. Frost 
then of Meriden, but afterwards of Washington, D. C. 

ii. Charles W., b. Aug. 23, 1845; d. May 10, 1846. 

iii. Jane Olive, b. Dec. 17, 1847; m. March 5, 1872, James A. Cowles. 
Live in Claremont. One child, a dau. 

iv. Clara A., b. Aug. 15, 1849; m. Feb. 17, 1870, Prof. S. W. Cole of 
Boston, a teacher in the Boston Conservatory of Music. 


Thomas and Alice Gustin lived in the south part of the town and had a 
family of six or more children. There is no further record of Alice, but 
Mr. Gustin d. in Cornish April 24, 1825, aged 44. Their children were: 

i. Edward, b. Nov. 28, 1806. 

ii. Henry, b. Feb. 21, 1808. 

iii. Emelia Miranda, b. Dec. 10, 1809. 

iv. John, b. April 21, 1811. 

v. Sanford, b. Aug. 5, 1812, a preacher and missionary. 

vi. Elizabeth D., b. June 22, 1823; m. April 30, 1846, Henry Brack, 

then of Cornish. No children. They lived in Newton and 

Natick, Mass. She d. Aug. 26, 1897. 


The genealogy of some of the families of Cornish corresponds largely with 
the records of the same families in adjoining towns. Kinsliip had no regard 
for town lines. Members of the same families settled on both sides of these 
lines. The Hall family and several others present apt illustrations of this. 
The genealogist found that in order to do justice to those who have res. 


in Cornish, it was necessary to record many families entire, even if a portion 
of its members were not at all times, or perhaps never res. of Cornish. This 
will aid any in adjoining towns desiring to write up a record of those families 
in those townis. 

Three distinct famihes of the name of Hall have settled in and about Cornish, 
These came from the towns of Medford, Yarmouth and Rehoboth, Mass., 
hence are called respectively the Medford, Yarmouth and Rehoboth branches. 
The Medford branch traces to John', b. in Eng. in 1627 and d. in Medford 
Oct. 18, 1701. Hisson,Percival=, b. Feb. 11, 1672, d. Dec. 25, 1752. He had a 

Thomass Hall, was b. Aug. 12, 1712, in Medford, Mass., d. in Cornish 
Sept. 22, 1797. He m. first, June 30, 1737, Judith Chase of Sutton, 
Mass., a sister of Judge Samuel and Moses Chase, b. June 27, 1716, and 
d. in Sutton in 1742. He m. second, June 24, 1758, Huldah Park of Mill- 
bury, Mass. After a short res. there they came to Cornish, bringing 
several of their children with them. Here they spent the remainder of 
their hves. For many years he was Dea. of the Congregational Church. 
Huldah d. March 4, 1809. Their children were all b. before coming to 
Cornish. The first eight were children of Judith Chase. 

i. Percival^, b. March 15, 1741, in Sutton; m. May 12, 1764, Margaret 
Ware of Wrentham, Mass. Eight cliildren. He was a physi- 
cian and surgeon and as such served in the army of the Revolu- 
tion. Lived in New Braintree, Mass., till 1793 and then rem. 
to Boston, where he d. Sept. 24, 1825. His third son, Timothy 
Wares Hall, b. May 12, 1769, m. March 29, 1795, Lavina Young 
of Grantham and settled in Cornish in 1791, and remained 
till 1821, when he rem. to Windsor, Vt. He was Col. of 
mihtia, Dea. of the Congregational Church, "a man of 
great energy and steriing integrity and fervent piety." He 
d. Aug. 16, 1860. His wife d. Sept. 12, 1851. Their four chil- 
dren were all b. in Cornish. These were: 1. Percival, b. April 
20, 1796, and d. Aug. 22, 1819, at New Orieans. 2. Sabra Mer- 
ritt, b. July 10, 1798; d. Dec. 19, 1861. 3. Judith Young, b. 
May 20, 1800, and d. March 2, 1872. 4. Jeffries, b. Feb. 3, 
1802. Graduated at Kimball Union Academy in class 1824; 
Amherst College, 1829; Andover Theological Seminary, 1832; ord. 
in 1833; m. June 19, 1833, Sarah Frances Swift. 

ii. Thomas, b. March 23, 1743; d. young. 

iii. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1745. Came to Cornish with the family. 
2. iv. Thomas, b. Dec. 11, 1747. 

V. Mary, b. June 10, 1750. 

vi. Betsey, b. June 9, 1753. Adopted by Daniel Chase, Esq., of Cornish. 
She afterwards m. Nov. 8, 1776, Jabez Lathe of Charlton, Mass. 

vii. Moses, b. Aug. 27, 1755; m. , OHve Perkins. Lived several 

years in Cornish, and in 1790 rem. to Guildhall, Vt. He d. in 
Maidstone, Vt., May 10, 1817. 

viii. Judith, b. Sept. 16, 1757. 


Children by Huldah Park: 

3. ix. Moody, b. Feb. 21, 1760. 

X. HuLDAH, b. July 26, 1761; m. , PhiHp Tabor. He d. July 20, 

1851. She d. Jan. 22, 1842, in Cornish, where they had Uved 

several years, 
xi. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 1763; m. Feb. 14, 17 — , Benjamin B. Bemis of 

Spencer, Vt. They settled in Cornish and had eleven children. 

(See Bemis.) She d. March 26, 1814. 

2. Dea. Thomas* Hall {Thomas^, Percivab, Johw) b. Dec. 5, 1747; m. Sept. 
15, 1774, Lucy Dustin, b. June 1, 1758, and d. in Barre, Mich., Aug. 
25, 1843. He was a farmer and occupied a farm adjoining his father's 
in Cornish. In 1812 he rem. to Ontario County, N. Y., where he d. 
Dec. 5, 1831. Children: 

i. David, b. , 1779. Rem. to 0. Nine children. 

ii. Jonathan, b. May 17, 1782. Rem. to N. Y. Four children. 

4. iii. Moody March, b. April 29, 1794. 

iv. Percival, b. in Cornish Oct. 2, 1801; m. in 1822, Olive WilUams, 
b. Nov. 5, 1803. Res. in Sahna, 111. Ten children. 

8. MooDY' Hall {Thomas^, Percivab, John^) called Ensign Moody, b. Feb. 

21, 1760; m. first, Lois Huntington, who d. 24, 1807; m. second, 

, 1810, Mary Esterbrook of Lebanon. He d. in Boston Feb. 28, 

1813, but was buried in Cornish. After Mr. Hall's death, Mary, the 
wid., m. Esq. Daniel Chase of Cornish and, by agreement, tookher small 
children with her. She d. May 21, 1824. 

i. Asaph, b. Feb. 11, 1786. In 1822 he started for Fla., but never was 
heard of afterward. 

ii. Abigail, b. Feb. 24, 1788; m. Luther Hammond, September 26, 1806. 
Res. several years in Cornish; d. in Weathersfield, Vt., April 
26, 1874. Three cliildren. 

iii. MooDY, b. Dec. 1, 1789; d. in 1845. A missionary to the Cherokee 

iv. Milton, b. Oct. 15, 1791. Res., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

V. Lois, b. May 2, 1793; d. Jan. 9, 1873; m. Jan. 23, 1816, Harvey 
Fairbanks of Cornish. Res., Homer, N. Y. Four children. 
The oldest, Juliet, m. Chester Cobb, formerly of Cornish. 

vi. Adin, b. Dec. 30, 1795; m. Eunice Davis. Res., Boston, Mass. 

vii. Rev. Thomas, b. Jan. 28, 1798. Graduated KimbaU Union Academy 
and Dartmouth College; m. first, May 11, 1824, Marianna 
Loomis of Thetford, Vt., who d. Feb. 22, 1858; m. second, at 
Norwich, Vt., Dec. 29, 1858, Sarah Helen Richards, formerly a 
teacher at Kimball Union Academy. He was pastor over several 
churches in Vt. and N. H. He d. Feb. 16, 1859. 

viii. Polly F., b. in 1812; d. in Cornish Sept. 8, 1813. 

ix. Lucy, b. Jan. 7, 1800; m. Feb. 3, 1825, Sylvester Alvord. Res., 
Homer, N, Y. 


X. Samuel Whitney, b. Nov. 22, 1801. A merchant in Boston, Mass.; 
d. in May, 1877. 

Children by Mary Esterbrook. 

xi. Sophia Marietta, b. Sept. 18, 1806; m. June 3, 1838, Calvin Cush- 

man Cobb of Cornish. Four children, 
xii. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1812, and d. Sept. 9, 1813. 

4. Moody March^ Hall {Thomas''-*, Percivah, Johm) b. Dec. 4, 1794; d. 
July 22, 1866. He m. Oct. 21, 1816, Martha Joslyn Chase of Cornish, 
dau. of Dea. John and Louisa (Joslyn) Chase, b. Dec. 4, 1791, and d. 
Dec. 7, 1869. He was a shoemaker and res. in Cornish many years. 
After the invention of the breech loading rifle, he engaged in the sale of 
them in France, Eng. and Russia and also in N. Y. City, where he d. 
Children : 

i. Daniel Chase, b. Aug. 18, 1818; m. Josephine Shaw. Had three 

ii. Martha Amanda, b. April 19, 1820. Never m. She d. June 14, 

iii. Lucy Louisa, b. Aug. 11, 1829. A teacher. Never m.; d. in Cor- 
nish Dec. 27, 1903. 

iv. Mary Isabella, b. Dec. 27, 1833; d. May 25, 1846. 

Israels Hall {Jonathan^ Willis^, Percivab, Johm) was b. in Windsor, Vt., 
Oct. 30, 1792. He was not of the same line as those before recorded 
as seen by the above pedigree. His father m. Mercy Cody about 1780, 
and came to Windsor in 1788, and there had seven children of whom 
Israel was the third. He settled on the east side of the river in Cornish 
near the bridge where he lived until his death, Oct. 29, 1863. He was a 
man of enterprise and energy. Was a merchant, postmaster, hotel 
keeper, boatman, etc.; held several town offices and represented the 
town in the N. H. legislature in 1856 and 1857. He m. first, Feb. 18, 
1827, Mary B., dau. of Israel and Prudence (Hall) Chase, b. April 1, 
1799, and d. Dec. 15, 1834; m. second, Sept. 10, 1835, Sarah P. Chase, 
a sister of his former wife, b. Aug. 18, 1806; d. Aug. 4, 1838; m. 
third, Dec. 2, 1840, Elizabeth Deming of Cornish, dau. of Lieut. William 
and Sarah (Hall) Deming, b. in 1808, and d. Jan. 22, 1875. Children, 
one by first wife and the rest by EHzabeth Deming : 

i. A dau., b. and d. (before 1842) at 15 years of age. 

ii. Charles, b. in 1841 ; d. Feb. 5, 1842. 

iii. Israel Deming, b. May 17, 1843; m. June 23, 1868, Mary Isabel 
Redfield of Claremont, dau. of Frank and Mary Ann (Eggleston) 
Redfield, b. May 9, 1843, and d. May 4, 1903. One child, Ahce 

Ehzabeth, who m. , John L. Scott. Mr. Hall first opened 

a general store at Plainfield in com])any with his brother, Wil- 
ham. Rem. to Claremont in 1870 and engaged in mercantile 
business there from which he retired in 1905. He was an 


influential and respected citizen. He represented the town of 
Claremont in the legislature in 1885-87. Also a member of 
the Constitutional Convention of 1889. He took a prominent 
part in all educational interests of Claremont. A prominent 
Free Mason and a director in the Peoples National Bank from 
its first organization, till his death, Feb. 15, 1908. 

iv. William, b. Feb. 28, 1846; m. , Amanda M. Gallup of Plain- 
field, b. the same day her husband was. Three children, all b. 
in Plainfield. (Names and dates of birth not given.) 

V. Edward, b. July 3, 1849; m. , Emily Lewin of Plainfield, dau. 

of Erastus Lewin. Said to have had children, but no names nor 
dates given. 

vi. George, b. in 1852; d. Feb. 13, 1863. 

Israel Hall. 

The Yarmouth branch of Halls also traces back to a John Halh, who in 1630 
came from Eng. to Charlestown, Mass. He was father of Dea. John Hall-, 
who lived and d. in Yarmouth, who was the father of Joseph Hall', also of Yar- 
mouth, who was the father of Rev. David Halb, of Sutton, Mass., who was b. 
Aug. 6, 1704, and d. in Sutton, Mass., May 8, 1879. He m. June 24, 1731, 
Elizabeth Buckley of Concord, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1724; 
received honorary degree of D.D. from Dartmouth in 1777; was pastor of the 
church in Sutton nearly sixty years, or till his death. 

Special mention is made of liim, for, from his church in Sutton, emigrated 
many of the pioneers who settled the town in Cornish, some of his own family 
being of the number. He was a man of noble bearing, intellectual vigor and 
fervent piety. Was several times "called" to settle over more prominent 
churches, but he preferred to remain in Sutton because of the mutual love and 


affection existing between pastor and people. His private diary that he kept 
during much of his pastorate, has been preserved and is a very interesting 
document, reveahng Ms eccentricities as well as his fatherly care over his 
church in Sutton, and liis deep interest in those leaving it for the new settle- 
ment in Cornish. 

Who knows how much Cornish is indebted to the strong faith and prayers 
of^this eminent divine, in its religious constitution? 

Children of Rev. David Hall : 

5. i. David, Jr., b. May 5, 1732. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 17, 1734; d. Oct. 2, 1830; m. , Dr. John 

iii. Rebecca, b. Sept., 1736; d. July 17, 1773, by the overturning of a 

carriage; m. Oct. 30, 1760, Rev. Aaron Putnam of Pomfret, Conn, 
iv. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1738; d. in 1828; m. April 13, 1758, Col. John 

Putnam of Sutton. 

V. Hannah, b. Aug. 30, ; d. in 1835; m. Rev. Asa Grosvenor. 

vi. Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1742; m. Oct. 22, 1770, Gen. .Jonathan Chase of 

Cornish. She was his second wife. Had six children. (See 

Chase.) D. Oct. 13, 1806. 
vii. John, b. March 4, 1844; d. in infancy. 

6. viii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 27, 1745. 

ix. A child, b. March 18, 1748; d. young. 

X. Lucy, b. March 19, 1749, and d. in 1810; m. Capt. Samuel Paine, 
Sept. 6, 1773. Res., Cornish. Had seven children, all b. in 
Cornish. (See Paine.) Her fourth son, Bulkley, Uving with 
Gen. Jonathan Chase, was drowned in the Connecticut river, 
June 3, 1801 . She d. Dec. 2, 1817, aged 64. 
xi. Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1751. Never hved in Cornish; was a noted 
teacher; d. April 6, 1840. (See Hist. Sutton for sketch, pp. 310, 
xii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 24, 1754. Physician; d. in 1817. 
xiii. Deborah, b. March 5, 1756, and d. July 24, 1834. She m. Rev. 
Daniel Grosvenor, May 9, 1776. 
A young minister exchanging pulpits with Dr. Hall, and being 
at his house, seeing Mrs. Hall with a child in her arms, and look- 
ing very youthful, inquired if it were her first child? "Yes," 
she replied, "it is the first of the second dozen." 

5. Davids Hall, Jr. {Davich, Joseph, John--^) h. May 5, 1732; d. in Hart- 
land, Vt., in 1796. He grad. at Harvard College; m. first, Mary Barrett 
of Pomfret, Conn., where he first settled. A "sweeping sickness" rem. 
his wife and her four oldest children, leaving only the baby. After this 
he rem. to Windsor, Vt.; m. second, May 10, 1773, Olive Smead, of 
Windsor, b. Aug., 1746, and d. Aug., 1829, in Cornish, at the home of 
her dau., Mrs. Olive Green. Children, by Mary Barrett: 

i. Mary, b. Nov. 19, 1755; d. . 

ii. Joseph, b. Feb. 19, 1758; d. — . 
iii. Elizabeth, b. ■; d. . 


iv. David, b. — — ; d. 

V. Sakah, b. about 1768, in Cornish. She m. Lieut. WiUiam Deming, 
Eight children. (See Deming.) She d. Aug. 18, 1851. 

Children by OHve Smead: 

vi. Olive, 1st, b. Jan. 19, 1777; d. Feb. 13, 1777. 

vii. RoxANA, b. Jan. 16, 1778; m. — — ■, Benj. Hilliard of Cornish. Eight 

children. (See HilUard.) She d. Nov. 26, 1866. 
viii. Jonathan C, b. April 12, 1782; d. at Manlius, N. Y., about 1857. 
ix. Olive, 2d, b. Feb. 25, 1784; m. Feb. 6, 1830, Samuel Green of Cor- 
nish. No issue. She d. in Cornish Aug. 23, 1866. 
X. Nathan, b. March 24, 1786. Went to Boston, there disappeared 

and was never heard from afterwards. 
xi. Mary, b. March 24, 1787; m. -, April 29, 1813, Ebenezer Burr of 

Grantham (afterwards Cornish). Nine children. (See Burr.) 
xii. Elizabeth Chase, b. Aug. 12, 1789; m. Sept. — , 1810, EHsha 

Parkhurst of Hanover. She d. Oct. 23, 1813. 
xiii. David H., b. Feb. 2, 1791; m. — , 1814, Sophia Stoddard. Rem. 

to Woodstock, O. He d. in 1875. 
xiv. Lucy, b. Jan. 8, 1794; m. , Moses Hendrick, April 4, 1822. 

Rem. to Woodstock, O., and spent their Uves there. 

Benjamin^ Hall {Dmmh, Joseph^, Johw-i) h. Feb. 27, 1745; d. at St. 
Albans, Vt., Aug. 20, 1833, at the home of Ms son, Charles, where he had 
Mved a few years. He m. Aug. 22, 1771, Ehzabeth Mosely, who d. 
Sept. 19, 1820. He was a farmer and res. in Cornish most of his life. 
Seven children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. David, b. 1775. Rem. to Brimfield, Portage Co., O., where he d. 
in 1844. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 29, 1777; m. first, Jonas Parker; m. second, Chas. 
Badger; m. third, William Walker. She d. in Sparta, Tenn., 
Nov. 23, 1846. 

iii. John, b. , 1779; m. Nov. 25, 1814, Lois Morgan of Hartland, 

Vt., who d. in Cornish May 29, 1843. Res. in Cornish, Windsor 
and Ludlow, Vt. He was a saddler; d. in 1847. 

iv. Charles, b. Feb. 2, 1785. Graduated at Med. Dept. of Dartmouth 
College in 1811. A physician and surgeon of high standing, 
also a liberal writer on various medical subjects. An ardent 
promoter of temperance. He m. first, July 18, 1813, Eliza 
Broyton, of Swanton, Vt.; m. second. May 16, 1821, Charlotte 
Jane Hubbard of Swanton. He res. at St. Albans and Bur- 
hngton, Vt.; d. at Burlington Dec. 3, 1847. Had eight children. 

v. Benjamin Prescott, b. , 1786; m. , 1843, Bridgett Little. 

Settled in Canada where he d. at Ft. Erie, Ont., Feb. 12, 1850. 

vi. Cyrenius, b. 1788; m. three times; res. at Ft. Erie and Westmore- 
land, Ont., dying at the latter place, Feb. 20, 1860. 

vii. Horace, b. in 1793; m. Dec. — , 1815, Maria Field. A merchant, 
res. in Auburn, N. Y., and in New Orleans, La., where he d. of 
yellow fever in 1820. 


The Halls of Croydon descended mainly from ancestry found in Rchoboth, 
Mass. Only a few of this named branch settled in Cornish. Their pedigree 
is given in each case. 

Dr. Ltman<! Hall {James^, Edward^-', Benjamin^, Edward^) b. Dec. 9, 1805; 
was the eleventh and youngest cliild of James and Huldah (Cooper) 
Hall. (See Physicians.) He m. Nov. 20, 1834, Mary P. Dodge of 
Blue Hills, Me., b. April 24, 1817. She d. Nov. 2, 1910. Children: 

i. Josephine, b. Blue Hills, Me., April 14, 1836; d. Feb. 6, 1872. 

ii. Albert Lyman, b. Blue Hills, Me., July 18, 1839; m. Sept. 15, 1869, 
Laura Robinson of Newport, where he res. Was for many years 
register of deeds for Sulhvan Co. He was one of the first sol- 
diers that enlisted from Cornish during the Civil War. He 
enhsted April 28, 1861, in the 2d N. H. Regt. of three months' 
men. Was at the disastrous battle of Bull Run, was taken 
prisoner and conveyed to Libby Prison in Richmond and after 
several months was exchanged. He d. July 28, 1911. 

iii. Emily Dodge, b. in Blue Hills May 15, 1841; m. Jan. 6, 1864, 
Albert E. Wellman of Cornish. (See Wellman.) Tliree children. 

iv. Julia Caroline, b. in Cornish June 18, 1845; m. Jan. 28, 1878, E. B. 
Crapo. Res., Concord. Two children. 

V. Edward Peters, b. in Cornish March 28, 1845; m. Dec. 25, 1883, 
Annie L. Walker of Col. Res., Col. Springs, Col. Three 

vi. Hattie Mary, b. in Cornish Aug. 27, 1860; m. March 19, 1884, 
Paul David.son of Cornish. Two children. They res. on 
Cornish Flat. (See Davidson.) 

Nathaniel* Hall (Benjamin^-^-, Edivard'-) was b. Nov. 16, 1753; m. March 
11, 1778, Prudence Chase, dau. of Gen. Jonathan and Thankful (Sher- 
man) Chase, b. Aug. 5, 1760, and d. April 3, 1808. He was a very large 
man, weighing about 400 lbs. His father-in-law always called him 
"httle Nat." It is not known when he came to Cornish, but it is sup- 
posed he came before his marriage. He spent the rest of liis life in 
town, dj-ing July 18, 1809. Children: 

i. Prudence, b. July 2, 1781; m. June 5, 1798, Israel Chase. Five 

cliildren. (See Caleb Chase branch.) 
ii. Sally, b. Feb. 5, 1784; m. July 25, 1802, Amphus Blake of Chelsea, 

iii. Jonathan Chase, b. Oct. 18, 1786; m. , Lydia Paine; was in 

trade in TunVjridge, Vt. 
iv. Henry, b. Feb. 11, 1789. A trader in Guildhall, Vt.; m. , Miss 

v. Benjamin, b. Oct. 20, 1791. A tanner and shoemaker in Tunbridge, 

Vt.; m. Lydia Dustin. 
vi. David Chase, b. Oct. 18, 1795. A saddler; lived in Windsor, Vt.; 

m. Patty Cilley. He d. April 25, 1829. 


vii. George, b. Feb. 12, 1800; d. Aug. 21, 1800. 

viii. James, b. April 9, 1802. Became a physician, and for a time prac- 
ticed in Windsor, Vt., and Claremont. After this he made Md. 
his home, hving near Baltimore. He was commissioned by the 
Md. Colonization Society to found a colony on the coast of 
Africa, which afterwards proved a success. He m. first, Oct. 
21, 1825, Caroline M. Sumner of Claremont, dau. of George 
Sumner. Two children: 1. Geo. W., b. Aug. 2, 1827, and m. 
Addie Malvina Smith. 2. Caroline, who d. with her mother in 
1829. He m. second, in 1841, Nancy E. Fisk, who d. in Feb., 

Perleys Hall (Ezekieb, Edward^-^ Benjamin"-, Edward^) b. Nov. 10, 1778, in 

Croydon. He was the third son of Ezekiel and Mary ( ) Hall; 

m. Jan. 27, 1803, Abigail Osgood, b. , 1779. Rem. to Cornish 

where they hved until their death. Ho d. Nov. 13, 1868, aged 85. She d. 
Sept. 20, 1866, aged 87. They both d. at the home of their dau., Mary 
Harlow. They had two cliildren. 

i. Mary, b. Sept., 1813; m. Nov. 21, 1839, WilHam C. Harlow of Cor- 
nish. She d. April 10, 1880, aged 66. Had two children. (See 

ii. A son, b. and d. yoilng. 

Moses* Hall {Thomas^, Percivab, John^) was b. in Sutton, Mass., Aug. 27, 

1755; m. , Olive Perkins, who d. Feb. — , 1818, aged 51. He was 

a farmer in Cornish many years, but rem. first to Guildhall, Vt., and 
finally to Maidstone, Vt., where he d. May 10, 1817. Cliildren: 

i. Gustavus Adolphus, b. in Cornish Nov. 15, 1791. Had a large 
family and lived in Littleton. 

ii. Catharine Malinda, b. . She m. three times and had several 


iii. Moses Chase, b. . Lived in Cornish, Croydon and Newport; 

m. , Henrietta Harris and had several children. 

iv. Thomas Henry, b. . It is said he m. and had a large family. 

V. Daniel Kimball, b. , in Maidstone, Vt., June 1, 1800; a suc- 
cessful man in the upholstering business in N. Y. City. He d. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., June 7, 1881. 


Daniel Hamblet was b. May 26, 1799, in Pelham. His mother was AUce 
Atwood, a sister of Joshua and William Atwood of the same place. 
Came to Cornish when a young man. Worked at the blacksmith trade 
with his uncle, William; m. Nov. 12, 1830, Eliza Spaulding of Meriden, 
dau. of Joshua and Judith (Huggins) Spaulding, b. June 1, 1808, and d. 
April 11, 1874. He purchased and settled on a part of the Vinton farm 
and first erected a large barn, and later, in 1848, the stone house, since 


occupied by Hiram M. Weld and his descendants. He was a black- 
smith, stone cutter, farmer and a generally useful man. He d. Jan. 11, 
1866. They had but one child: 

Alice M., b. Dec. 20, 1832, who m. Oct. 3, 1860, Hiram M. Weld 
and had six cliildren. (See Weld.) She d. March 20, 1881. 


Luther Hammond was b. Sept. 5, 1781. He m. Abigail Hall, who was b. 
Feb. 24, 1788. They lived several years in town, and had the following 
children b. here, after which they evidently left town, as no further 
record of them has been discovered. 

i. LuTHEK, Jr., b. June 17, 1811. It is said he m. three times. 

ii. Marcia, b. Jan. 9, 1813; m. , G. W. Hawkins. Left one son, 

George, who was drowned in a cistern when four years of age. 
iii. Adin Hall, b. Sept. 20, 1814; m. , Ann Randall, and had two 

children: Joseph and Elizabeth. 


Soon after our War for Independence, a Wid. Hardy with ten cliildren, six 
sons and four daughters, rem from Bradford, Mass., to Grantham, then a 
wilderness. Her husband had taken part in the Revolution and was in the 
Battle of Bunker Hill. The musket he then carried is still kept by his descend- 
ants. He d. in Bradford at 49 years of age. 

Tristami Hardt, their son, settled in that part of Grantham that was after- 
wards annexed to Cornish. He was b. March 20, 1771, and was by 
occupation a farmer and chairmaker. He m. first, March 18, 1795, 
Kezia Frasier, who was b. March 16, 1773; m. second, March 12, 1818, 
Wid. Polly Rogers. She left no children. He d. Aug. 17, 1839. Kezia 
d. Jan. 10, 1817. Children all by Kezia: 

i. Polly, b. Feb. 24, 1796; m. Oct. 18, 1820, Hosea Churcliill. She d. 
Dec. 5, 1865. 

ii. William, b. Oct. 24, 1797; m. first, Jan. 17, 1822, Mary Ball, who d. 
March 27, 1831, two children; m. second, Oct. 30, 1831, Pru- 
dence Carroll, five children. He d. Dec. 11, 1878. 

iii. Susannah, b. Oct. 26, 1799; m. March 20, 1823, Independence Gile. 
Shed. Aug. 8, 1841. 

iv. Moses, b. June 11, 1802; d. Aug. 18, 1806. 
2. V. Samuel, b. Oct. 1, 1804. 

vi. Sally, b. Jan. 25, 1807. She m. March 20, 1826, Joshua Atwood. 
Had two children. (See Atwood.) She d. at Cornish Flat 
April 24, 1859. 

vii. James M., b. Jan. 11, 1809; d. Aug. 28, 1810. 

viii. Kezia, b. May 25, 1811; m. March 20, 1836, John F. Carroll of 
Croydon, a cooper and farmer, who, with his wife afterwards 




rem. to Cornish and spent their hves there. 

(See Carroll.) She d. April 29, 1880. 
Hannah, b. March 30, 1813; d. May 19, 1813. 
Mehitable, b. Nov. 7, 1816; d. Sept. 10, 1827. 

Had five children. 

2. Samuel= Hardy {Tristam^) b. Oct. 1, 1804. Excepting about ten years 
after his majority spent in the state of N. Y., his hfe was spent in Cor- 
nish. Of somewhat frail health, he chose employment involving light 
manual labor, and commenced in 1836 the manufacture and sale of his 
famous salve and other medicines which have since become so celebrated. 
This he followed until 1869, when, owing to his infirmities, he retired, 
leaving Ms business in the hands of two of his sons. He was a Baptist, 
zealous and benevolent for every good cause, a kind neighbor and a 

Dr. Samuel Hardy. 

friend to the poor. He was tliree times married : first, Oct. 1, 1827 (on 
his birthday), to Sally Carroll, dau. of Follansbe and Sarah (Carroll) 
Carroll of Croydon; m. second, Nov. 12, 1838, to Prudentia B. Cobum; 
m. tliird, April 25, 1848, to Mrs. Phebe Amanda (Coburn) Pratt, a sister 
of Ms second wife. Sally (Carroll) Hardy was b. Aug. 23, 1807; d. April 
9, 1838, aged 30. Prudentia B. (Coburn) Hardy, b. Feb. 6, 1813; d. 
Dec. 16, 1847, aged 34. Phebe A. (Pratt) Hardy, b. July 28, 1804; d. 
April 4, 1882, aged 78. He d. at Cornish Flat Aug. 7, 1879. Children 
by Sally Carroll: 

Follansbe Carroll, b. Dec. 20, 1829. Received his education in 
the common schools of Cornish and at Kimball Union Academy. 
He engaged, at first with Ms father, as traveling salesman in the 
sale of the Hardy medicines. Proving successful in this, he 
enlarged his business, dealing also in other medicines and goods, 
and became quite successful in securing a competence. He m. 
June 17, 1856, Delia Pierce of West Boylston, Mass. Had three 
cMldren. Res., Worcester, Mass. 


ii. Mary Ann Griffin, b. Sept. 22, 1831; m. Oct. 4, 1849, Benjamin F. 

Bryant. Four children. Res., Hudson, Mass. She d. Nov. 

23, 1908, in Hudson, Mass. 
iii. Edmund, b. Dec. 11, 1833; in. Dec. 5, 1855, Lucinda Bailey; d. in the 

army, May 30, 1863. 
iv. Mehitable, b. Jan. 10, 1836; m. first,- May 4, 1858, George W. 

Moore of Hudson, Mass.; m. second, Feb. 12, 1865, Henry S. 

Moore of Hudson. Res., Hudson. Capt. Moore d. May 1, 

V. Tristam, b. March 9, 1838; d. Sept. 22, 1839. 

Children by Prudentia B . Coburn : 

3. vi. Philemon C., b. March 5, 1840. 

vii. Sally, b. Nov. 19, 1841; m. Nov. 30, 1863, Lewis F. Knight of 

Cornish. Five children. (See Knight.) She d. June 24, 1903, 

aged 61. 
viii. Hannah Salome, b. Aug. 10, 1843; m. Dec. 24, 1871, Albert J. Dyer 

of Sutton, Que. 
ix. Charles Torrey, b. June 1, 1846; m. Nov. 15, 1866, Ellen M. 

Ripley of Cornish, dau. of David K. and Rosilla (Clark) Ripley. 

No children. Was associated with his brother, Philemon, in 

the medicine business until liis death. May 12, 1885. 

Child by Phebe A. Pratt: 

X. William Wallace, b. Feb. 6, 1849. In the wholesale cigar business 
in New Haven, Conn. He was energetic and successful in his 
business. He m. Dec. 25, 1875, Sarah J. Tucker of Redding, 
Conn. One child, a son, Samuel B. Hardy. 

3. Philemon C.^ Hardy {Samuel^ Tristam.-^) h. March 5, 1840, the first bom 
of Prudentia Coburn. From liis boyhood has been engaged in the medi- 
cine business; his father employing him until 1869, when with his brother 
Charles they purchased their father's interest in it. This partnership 
continued until the death of Charles, since which time he has conducted 
it alone. In 1897 he purchased the large farm north of the Flat 
originally owned by Daniel Chase, Esq., gi\'ing it the title of "Blow- 
me-down Ranch." Since then his time has been much devoted to his 
farm, carrying on the medicine business; is Uberal in the support of the 
Baptist Church, of which he is a dea. He m. first, Oct. 17, 1867, Linne 
J. Dyer, dau. of Daniel Dyer of Sutton, Que., b. Oct. 17, 1848, and d. 
March 30, 1895. They had one cliild, a dau., Nora A., b. Aug. 2, 1879, 
and d. July 5, 1880. He m. .second, June 6, 1898, Martha W. Day of 
Cornish, dau. of Hiram A. and Louise (Wyman) Day, b. Nov. 28, 1851. 


1. Capt. James Harlow came from Plymouth, Mass., to Cornish during 
the Revolutionary War, bringing at least three children mth him, James, 
Robert and a dau., Mercy, who was b. Sept. 7, 1765, and d. Sept. 28, 


1839, who m. first, a Mr. Porter and afterwards, Nov. 17, 1790, Ebenezer 
Cobb of Cornish. (See Cobb.) Capt. Harlow served a brief time in the 
war and but Httle more is known of him. 

James! Harlow (James^) b. ; m. — — , Phoebe , and their children 

were as follow: 

i. Abner, b. June 21, 1783. 

ii. Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1784. 

iii. James, Jr., b. Nov. 5, 1785. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 14, 1788. 

V. Phoebe, b. May 15, 1791. 

vi. Polly Doton, b. May 11, 1793. 

vii. Benjamin Dorr, b. Sept. 27, 1795. 

viii. Sally, b. , 1799; d. April 12, 1804. 

2. Robert^ Harlow {Capt. James^) was b. June 25, 1763, in Plymouth, 
Mass., and came to Cornish in 1778 when fifteen years of age; m. May 
6, 1790, Charity Barrows of Cornish, but recently from Carver, Mass., 
from whence she had come with her parents, Moses and Elizabeth Bar- 
rows. Charity was b. Sept. 12, 1768, and d. June 18, 1868, aged 99-9-6. 
The Barrows settled three fourths of a mile northwest of Cornish Flat, 
in a section since called "Dodge Hollow," near the base of Furnald Hill. 
Mr. Harlow lived on or near the same farm and cared for them in their 
old age. Mr. Harlow d. June 18, 1823. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. GeoRGE, b. Oct. 22, 1791; m. March 4, 1817, Betsey Sanborn of 
Springfield, dau. of Reuben and Sarah Sanborn, b. May 6, 1792; 
d. Sept. 2, 1872. Six children, the first four b. in Cornish, the 
rest in Grantham, where they rem. March 17, 1826, and spent 
the rest of their lives. He d. Dec. 30, 1873. A son of his, 
George W., settled in Strafford, Vt., whose youngest son, Tru- 
man O. Harlow, is a Baptist clergyman; m. Dec. 25, 1888, Lizzie 
Chadbourne of Cornish, dau. of Alfred C. and Elizabeth C. 
(Deming) Chadbourne. 

ii. Deborah Cushman, b. Aug. 23, 1793. Never m.; d. Jan. 6, 1823. 

iii. Malachi, b. May 7, 1795; m. Oct. 18, 1826, Betsey Hibbard. They 
settled in Mich. He d. Dec. 29, 1866. One son. 

iv. Robert, Jr., 1st, b. July 9, 1797; d. Dec. 23, 1798. 

V. Robert, Jr., 2d, b. July 5, 1799; m. , Eleanor Hadley. Lived 

in Hawksburg, Can. He d. Jan. 12, 1882. One dau. 

vi. Isaac, b. Sept. 24, 1801; d. Aug. 15, 1803. 

3. vii. Sylvanus, b. Nov. 12, 1803. 

viii. Isaac Cushman, b. Feb. 13, 1806; m. April 4, 1839, Experience Cor- 
nish of Plymouth, Mass., b. in 1801, and d. May 21, 1869. He 
was a stone cutter until he lost his leg, Jan., 1857, by its being 
crushed while assisting in moAdng a building. After this he 
became a shoemaker. No children. He d. Feb. 6, 1872. 

4. ix. William Clifford, b. July 1, 1808. 


X. Hannah, b. Aug. 20, 1810; d. Sept. 15, 1812. 

xi. Moses Barrows, b. Dec. 11, 1812; m. first, April 13, 1837, Priscilla 
B. Hubbard, b. April 3, 1812. They settled in Lisbon where 
she d. Jan. 3, 1873; m. second, March 5, 1874, Hannah A. Hub- 
bard, b. May 4, 1830. Later they settled in Woodsville, where 
he d. Feb. 14, 1891. Four children, all by first wife and b. in 

xii. Mary (adopted), b. Jan. 14, 1813; m. , Daniel Weld, Jr., of 

Cornish. Three cliildren. (See Weld.) She d. Sept. 25, 1858. 

3. Sylvanuss Harlow (Robert^, James\) was b. Nov. 12, 1803; m. April 17, 

1826, Elvira M. LesHe of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Rebecca (Far- 
rington) Leslie, b. June 20, 1810, and d. — ■ — , in Springfield, Mass. 
They lived in Cornish until their children were b. and about 1852 rem. 
to Windsor, Vt. They res. there several years and then rem. to Mass. 
He d. in Bridgeport, Conn., April 4, 1887. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Louisa M., 1st, b. Nov. 4, 1826; d. Aug. 25, 1840. 

ii. Elizabeth E., b. April 26, 1828; m. Aug. — , 1852, Geo. W. Bart- 

lett. Res., Hyde Park, Mass. One child: Edward E. She 

d. Jan. 24, 1897. 
iii. Robert Sylvanus, b. Oct. 18, 1829; m. Jan. 8, 1851, Roxana Dan- 

forth of Stowe, Mass. Six children. Shoe manufacturer. Res., 

Hudson, Mass. 
iv. Henry J., b. Oct. 12, 1831; m. May 26, 1867, Maria S. Marden. 

One child, b. Aug. 12, 1876, and d. May 13, 1896. A farmer. 

Res., Dudley, Mass. 
V. Philander Carlos, b. Nov. 24, 1832; m. March 17, 1856, Susan M. 

Walsh. Three children. A machinist. Lived in Hyde Park, 

Mass., where he d. March 7, 1890. 
vi. Charles Franklin, b. Oct. 7, 1834; m. , and res. in Boston. 

A macliinist. No cluldren. 
vii. William C, b. Aug. 8, 1836; m. in 1862, Sarah Dunham. No 

children. Lived in Springfield, Mass. A machinist. He d. . 

viii. Clarissa C, b. Sept. 7, 1837; m. Dec. 31, 1861, George Clough. 

Res., Somerville, Mass. Five children, 
ix. Silas C, b. June 26, 1839; d. in April, 1857, at Cliicopee Falls, Mass. 
X. George L., b. Oct. 31, 1841; m . Has four children. Res., 

Somer\'ille, Mass. 
xi. Edwin, 1st, b. Aug. 1, 1845; d. Aug. 28, 1846. 
xii. Louisa M., 2d, b. Dec. 5, 1846; m. Oct. — , 1864, Lorenzo Follett, 

a crockery merchant, who d. March, 1891. She d. July 25, 1892. 

They lived in Bridgeport, Conn. They had one child, 
xiii. Edwin, 2d, b. Jan. 24, 1851. 

4. William Cliffords Harlow (Robert'', James^) was b. July 1, 1808; m. 

first, Nov. 21, 1839, Mary Hall of Cornish, dau. of Perley and Abigail 
(Osgood) Hall, b. Sept. 10, 1813; d. April 10, 1880; m. second, Oct. 12, 


1881, Mrs. Harriet (Gilfillan) Clough of Plainfield. She d. AprU 8, 
1902. When young, Mr. Harlow settled on a farm near the Croydon 
line on the mountain side, erected a good set of buildings thereon and 
remained there until 1867, when he sold out and rem. near the center of 
the town, and finally to Meriden, where he d. July 23, 1887. Children, 
both by first wife, and b. in Cornish: 

i. Abbie C, b. Feb. 25, 1842; m. first, March 23, 1862, Franklin D. 
Nevens of Cornish. One child, a dau. (See Nevens.) He d. 
May 9, 1871. She m. second, Jan. 27, 1890, Bradley L. Frye of 
Orange, Mass. No issue. He d. . 

ii. William Harvey, b. June 27, 1853; m. June 28, 1876, Abbie Frances 
Dow of Cornish, dau. of Harmon L. and Lucelia (Smith) Dow, 
b. Oct. 10, 1853. An industrious hard-working farmer and 
useful citizen. His skill was often employed to accomplish 
difficult tasks in the neighborhood. Res. on the Joseph Richard- 
son, Jr., place, which is part of the seventh lot of the fourth 
range of lots. He d. Dec. 3, 1905. (See Fatalities.) One 
child, Leroy Harvey, b. July 6, 1886. 

Levi Harlow with Silence Cobb, his wife, came from Taunton, Mass., and 
settled in Springfield, Vt. Had thirteen cliildren. Their second child, 
Levi, Jr., m. Jan. 16, 1794, Ann Damon and had eight children. Levi 
Bates, their eighth child, m. in 1842 (?) Althea G. Parker and then hved 
in Charlestown till 1846, and then came to Cornish, where they remained 
eighteen years, or till 1864, when they rem. to Springfield, Vt. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish, except the first two: 

i. Elmira E., b. in Charlestown Nov. 7, 1843; m. Nov. 28, 1869, James 

B. Hildreth of Cornish. No children. 
ii, Julia Ann, b. in Charlestown Sept. 18, 1845; m. Feb. 14, 1865, 

Charles F. Town. Four children. She d. Oct. 27, 1886. 
iii. Wilbur S., b. May 26, 1849; d. June 14, 1873. 
iv. Bradford H., b. Feb. 25, 1852; m. Feb. 25, 1873, Ida C. Emery. 

No children. 
V. Levi Woodbury, b. Dec. 11, 1856. A mechanic, unm. Lives in 

Springfield, Vt. 
vi. A dau. b. Jan. 12, 1860 (name not recorded), 
vii. Stella E., b. Feb. 7, 1861. Res. in Springfield, Vt. 
viii. Milton P., b. Aug. 4, 1863. A machinist. Res., Springfield, Vt.; 

m. Aug. 29, 1894, Gertrude E. Gibson of Proctorsville, Vt. 

Elias Harlow, the ninth child of Levi and Silence (Cobb) Harlow, was b. 
March 10, 1798, in Springfield, Vt.; m. June 24, 1821, in Windsor, 
Abigail Herrick, dau. of Amos Herrick of Barre, Mass. She d. Aug. 30, 
1896, in Windsor, Vt., aged 83. He d. in Cornish Feb. 1, 1867, aged 68. 
He was a brickmaker. Children, the first seven were b. in Windsor, 
the rest in Cornish: 

i. Abigail, b. March 17, 1822; d. the same year in Windsor, Vt. 


ii. George Clinton, b. Sept. 8, 182.3; m. Feb. 16, 1846, Helen Jackson 

of Cornish, dau. of Oliver and Cynthia (Robinson) Jackson, b. 

in 1825. He d. May 1, 1878, in Southboro, Mass. 
iii. Augusta, b. Aug. 5, 1825; d. Feb. — , 1826, in Windsor, Vt. 
iv. Gracia Ann, b. Jan. 2, 1827; d. Feb., 1833, in Windsor, Vt. 
V. Harriet, b. Feb. 12, 1829; m. March 24, 1856, Newell Delevan 

White, then of Cornish. She d. Nov. — , 1908, in Windsor, Vt. 
vi. Lucy Jane, b. April 30, 1831; m. Jan. 3, 1854, Chester H. White, 

then of Cornish. Two cMldren. She d. Aug. 25, 1880, in 

Windsor, Vt. 
vii. Abbie Augusta, b. June 6, 1834; m. June 6, 1856, James R. Balloch 

of Cornish. She d. Sept. 28, 1876, in Lawrence, Mass. 
2. viii. John Marshall, b. March 6, 1836. 

ix. Marietta Ford, b. Nov. 11, 1839; m. — — , Seymour Ashley of 

Windsor, Vt. 
X. Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1844; m. Oct. 4, 1864, John Dean. She d. April 

— , 1902, in Windsor, Vt. 

2. John Marshall^ Harlow {EHas-, Levi^) was b. in Cornish March 6, 
1836; m. in Cornish April 10, 1856, Winnie Dorinda Flower, dau. of 
Ahira Flower of Hartland, Vt. She d. Nov. 21, 1902, in Windsor, Vt. 
He d. Jan. 20, 1903, in Windsor. He was a machinist, also a brick- 
maker. A man of excellent nature and well beloved. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Charles Marshall, b. March 16, 1859; d. March 20, 1860. 

ii. William Ellsworth, b. May 6, 1861; m. first, Charlotte Ropes. 

She d. . He m. second, • , Ada Irish. 

iii. George Marshall, b. Jan. 18, 1865; m. , LiUian Pollard. 

Res., Chester, Vt. 
iv. Franklin Edwin, b. Nov. 5, 1872. Is a physician of considerable 

note; m. first, Oct. 11, 1893, Etta M. Worthen of Burlington, 

Vt. She d. Dec. 23, 1894; m. second, July 28, 1907, Lillian 

Claire of Ludlow, Vt. Tliree children : 1. Edward Franklin, b. 

Dec. 21, 1894, and d May 11, 1895. 2. Earl Kenneth, b. 

Nov. 23, 1898. 3. Baby, b. and d. Jan. 23, 1901, 

Leonard Harlow, a son of Levi and Silence (Cobb) Harlow, was b. Oct. 8, 
1797, in Springfield, Vt.; m. in 1845, Deborah L. Jackson of Cornish, 
dau. of Ohver and Mary Esther (Johnson) Jackson, b. Sept. 1, 1810, and 
d. June 8, 1895, aged 84. He d. Oct. 10, 1867, aged 71. Children, both 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Grace E., b. March 17, 1847; m. April 23, 1867, Nathaniel Smith, 
formerly of Cornish, but later of Springfield, Mass., where they 
res. Two children: 1. Fred Harlow, now (1909) a salesman 
for John Wyeth and brother, druggists of Philadelphia, Pa. 2. 
Florena Ada. 

ii. Benjamin Thomas (adopted). Was a child of Nahum C. and Mar- 



tha Jane (Thomas) Sturtevant, b. Jan. 22, 1854. His mother 
dying soon after his birth, he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Harlow. (See Sturtevant for additional records.) 


Moses Harrington, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Harrington, was b. in 

1767. He m. , Abigail C. , b. in 1768, and d. in Sandown, 

N. H., June 29, 1847, aged 79. He d. April 25, 1832, aged 65. Chil- 
dren as per town record and supposed to have been b. in Cornish: 

i. Lucy Whitney, b. July 10, 1797; d. Nov. 29, 1839, aged 43. 

ii. Hannah Chase, b. Dec. 15, 1798. 

iii. Abel Chase, b. Feb. 2, 1800. 

iv. Moses Bailey, b. Jan. 27, 1802. 

V. Lois H., b. , 1804^ d. March 15, 1826, aged 22. 

vi. Atjrelia Sumner, b. July 26, 1806. 

vii. Thomas Ordway, b. Sept. 13, 1808. 

Aaron Harrington, a brother of Moses and son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth, 
was b. Dec. 30, 1770. He m. June 5, 1794, Nancy Mann. He d. in 
1812. Children, mostly b. in Cornish: 

i. Levi, b. Feb. 17, 1795. 

ii. Louisa Josyln, b. April 26, 1796. 

iii. Moody, b. April 10, 1798. Graduated Kimball Union Academy in 
1827; Amherst College in 1831; Auburn Theological Institute in 
1833. Ord. Oct. 4, 1834. Was pastor of several churches in 
central N. Y. Also in Middlefield and Feeding Hills and West 
Springfield, Mass. He d. at Albany, N. Y., July 22, 1865. 
He m. Dec. 16, 1835, Julia Mack of Amherst, Mass., by whom he 
had five children. His biographer says of him: "He was a 
man of ardent piety. His mode of expression was original and 
impressive. The last few months of his life were characterized 
by very affectionate views of Christ and sweet peace of mind." 

iv. Betsey, b. Sept. 2, 1799. 

V. Aaron, b. Feb. 19, 1801. 

vi. Nancy Melinda, b. Aug. 13, 1802. 

vii. Sarah, b. July 25, 1804. 
2. viii. Moses, b. July 9, 1806. 

ix. Jedediah C, b. Jan. 10, 1808. Res. in Cornish till of age, in 
Southboro, Mass., till 1842, after which time Milford, N. H., 
was liis home, except as certain business transactions called him 
south. Was in the Civil War and saw much service although 
much past age. Was in Gen. Sherman's army in his glorious 
march to the sea. Served two years and ten months. He d. 
in Milford May 15, 1887. He m. twice. 

2. MosES3 Harrington (Aaron\ Ebenezer^) h. July 9, 1806; m. April 4, 1841, 
Phebe White, b. June 9, 1806, and d. May 24, 1874. He d. March 30, 


1866, aged 59. A farmer and wood cutter. Children, both b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Phebe Elizabeth, b. March 22, 1842. Never m. She d. Aug. 3, 
3. ii. Levi Winchester, b. Jan. 26, 1849. 

3. Levi Winchester* Harrington {Moses^, Aarom, Ehenezen) b. Jan. 26, 
1849; m. Jan. 26, 1870, Hattie Ayers of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and 
Sarah G. (Fitch) Ayers, b. Feb. 27, 1845, and d. Nov. 5, 1889. Chil- 
dren, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Anne Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1871; m. June 16, 1896, Ernest Quimby 
of Cornish. Two cliildren. (See Quimby.) She d. May 16, 
1901, in Windsor, Vt. 

ii. Elbert Russell, b. Nov. 2, 1884. 

Samuel Harrington's name, and that of his family, also appear on the town 
records, but his descendants are unknown to us. He m. April 12, 1792, 
Anna Holley of Claremont. Children: 

Joel, b. Feb. 6, 1794. 

i. Samuel, b. Sept. 28, 1796. 

ii. Abel, b. July 10, 1798. 

V. Eli, b. Oct. 26, 1800. 

v. Anna, b. Oct. 12, 1802. 

vi. Abigail, b. Sept. 16, 1804. 

vii. Sanford, b. March 13, 1808. 

viii. Matilda, b. Feb. 16, 1812. 

ix. Asa, b. July 1, 1814. 


William Carter Hart was the oldest of seven children of Benjamin and 
Lucy (Chaiaplin) Hart, b. in Pomfret, Vt., March 5, 1820; m. Aug. 17, 
1847, EHzabeth Fitts of Oxford, Mass., dau. of Andrew and Ruth (Pike) 
Fitts, b. Dec. 9, 1824, and d. May 4, 1903, in Haverhill, Mass. In 
April, 1856, they came to Cornish, bought the Capt. Charles Chase 
farm on the river road and erected a set of buildings thereon (the orig- 
inal ones having been burned). He was one of the selectmen, 1871- 
74-75-76; a staunch Republican and a Free Mason. After, a res. of 
thirty years in Cornish, he sold out in 1886 and rem. to Haverhill, Mass., 
where they spent the remainder of their lives. On the 17th of Aug., 
1897, they celebrated their golden wedding. All their children (five) 
and all their grandchildren (nine) were present. Mr. Hart d. Dec. — , 
1910. Children: 

i, George Andrew, b. Pomfret, Vt., May 31, 1848; m. Jan. 15, 1879, 
Clara Cowles of Claremont, N. H. Three children. Res. in 
Haverhill, Mass. 


ii. William L., b. Pomfret, Vt., July 16, 1850; m. Nov. 19, 1875, Retta 

L. Pierce of Claremont, N. H. One child. Res., Haverhill, 

iii. LuELLA Eliza, b. Macedon, N. Y., April 13, 1853; m. Feb. 25, 1879, 

Fred W. Lear of Claremont. Two children. Res., Haverhill, 

iv. Willis Duett, b. Cornish Sept. 6, 1859; m. Dec. 22, 1881, Harriet 

E. Smith of Windsor, Vt. One child: Charles W. Hart. Res., 

Windsor, Vt. 
V. Etta Louise, b. Cornish June 22, 1861; m. Feb. 27, 1884, Elmer F. 

Joslin of East Thompson, Conn. Two children. Res., Haverhill, 

It is a remarkable record that there was no death in this Hart 
family among children or grandchildren for upwards of fifty years 
prior to the death of Mrs. Hart, May 4, 1903. 


Daniel Haskell m. Feb. 9, 1779, Elizabeth Putnam of Cornish, dau. of 
Daniel and Anna (Chase) Putnam, b. July 15, 1762, and had the follow- 
ing children b. in town : 
i. Cornelia, b. Nov. 11, 1779. 
ii. Daniel C, b. July 3, 1781. 

After the birth of these two children, the family probably left town, 
as all further record of it is lost. 

John Haskell m. March 25, 1779, Eunice Carpenter and they had the follow- 
ing children: 
i. Polly, b. Feb. 3, 1780. 
ii. John, Jr., b. June 24, 1781. 
iii. Lucy, b. April 28, 1783. 
iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 21, 1786; d. Feb. 23, 1790. 
V. Lydia, b. July 29, 1788. 
vi. Sally, b. March 9, 1790. 

The census of 1790 says the family at that time consisted of the 
father, one son and four females beside the mother. 


JoNA-s Hastings was b. about 1826, in Grantham; m. , Mary D. 

Whittaker of the same town, a sister of Jonathan C. Whittaker, b. 1828. They 
had one child, a son: Albion, b. Aug. 19, 1867. Mr. Hastings came 
to Cornish about 1859 and was employed by the town to take charge of 
their poor for several years. He was collector of taxes during years of 1861- 
(52-63-64-68 . Was selectman during years of 1 865-66-67 ; also the hearse driver 
several years. After the town farm was sold and the paupers rem. to Unity, 
Mr. Hastings was employed by the Co. Com. to have charge of the Paupers' 
Home in Unity, which he retained a few years, and then went to Claremont 
to'live. Here he engaged in the butchering and meat business, which he fol- 
lowed till he d. April 14, 1892, aged 66. His wife d. Oct. 18, 1889, aged 61. 



Norman E. Hebard, the son of Aaron and Susan (Story) Hebard, was 
b. Sept. 16, 1819, in Lebanon; m. first, Jan. 13, 1842, Ellen C. Smalley of 
Lebanon. She was b. Dec. 29, 1819, and d. April 30, 1860; m. second, 
August 29, 1860, Mrs. Julia A. (Avery) Merrill, wid. of John Merrill 
and dau. of Samuel and Mercy (Wood) Avery of Plainfield, b. May 7, 1827, 
and d. Dec. 5, 1905. Mr. Hebard was a farmer. Of a mirthful disposi- 
tion and generous almost to a fault. Served as one of the selectmen in 
1868-69-70, as S. S. superintendent, etc. He d. Dec. 23, 1900. Children 
by first wife: 

i. LuELLA p. C, b. May 20, 1845; m. April 30, 1872, Joseph Cummings. 
One cliild: Velzora, b. March 28, 1873, who m. Dec. 5, 1894, 
Alfred S. Sisson of Cornish. 
ii. Julius S., b. July 29, 1848. Unm. in 1902. 
iii. Susan G., b. Jan. 26, 1852. Unm. in 1902. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. Ellen C, b. Aug. 1, 1861; m. Dec. 25, 1879, Daniel O. Eaton""of 

West Lebanon. One child: Guy H., b. May 18, 1882. The 

family live at West Lebanon, 
v. Abbie R., b. July 24, 1870; m. Oct. 27, 1891, Perry Fletcher Burr of 

Cornish. Seven children (1906). (See Burr.) 


CoL. William Heywood of Revolutionary fame had twelve children. His 
second child, Eleazer, b. May 8, 1755; m. Dorcas Whittaker about 1790, 

and had eight children. The third (Mary), b. ; m. James W. Bradley 

of Cornish and d. in Claremont in 1873. The fourth cliild was Willard 
Heywood, b. Jan. 12, 1796, in Plainfield, and lived in Cornish many 
years. His last years were spent in Windsor, Vt., where he d. about 
1875 (?). He m. June 2, 1832, Emily Baldwin, dau. of Dr. Eleazer and 
Polly (Ladd) Baldwin of Strafford, Vt., b. April 16, 1812; d. Nov. 18, 
1877. He was a teamster. Was selectman in Cornish 1855-56. 

i. Emily A., b. Nov. 13, 1835, in Meriden; m. June 13, 1855, Orson G. 

Couch. Res. mainly in Amherst, Mass., where she d. Dec. 28, 

1901. She had five children. (See Couch.) 
ii. Lucia M., b. Sept. 16, 1837, in Meriden; m. in 1870, Clark Spaulding. 

Res., Lancaster, Mass. 
iii. Mary Frances, b. Aug. 5, 1839, in Grantham; m. Dec. — , 1857, 

in Cornish, C. E. Billings. She d. Nov. 27, 1872. 
iv. Eleazer Baldwin, b. May 4, 1842, in Grantham; m. in 1867, Sarah 

Stebbins, Res., Alton, 111. 
v. William Henry, b. Aug. 10, 1844, in Grantham; m. in 1871, Rose 

Brady. Res., Windsor, Vt. 
vi. Frederic A., b. Nov. 16, 1846, in Grantham; m. in 1870, Ella Aldrich. 

He d. Dec. 12, 1888. 


vii. Bradley B., b. March 29, 1849, in Cornish; d. June 11, 1887. 

\aii. Jennie, b. June 19, 1851, in Cornish; m. in 1873, Eben Stocker; d. 

Oct. 2, 1880. 
ix. Eda Josephine, b. Oct. 8, 1854, in Cornish; m. in 1875, Charles 

Jones. Res., Lancaster, Mass. 


The Hildreths of Cornish trace their ancestry back to Richard Hildreth, who 
came to this country in 1643 and settled in Cambridge, afterwards living in 
Woburn and then in Chelmsford, where he d. in 1693. Stephen Hildreth, a 
descendant of Richard, m. Esther Manning and settled in New Ipswich, N. H., 
where he d. in 1800. Here their son: 

1. Samuel Hildreth was b. in 1764. He m. , Zilpha Gilbert, dau. of 

John and Sarah (Rich) Gilbert, b. in 1771 and d. June 25, 1851, in 
Cornish. They came to Cornish before 1790 and settled in the west 
part of the town! His mother, Esther, also came with them and d. in 
town, April 16, 1826. He d. Sept. 1, 1840. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Betsey, b. Dec. 29, 1790; d. Sept. 16, 1886. 

ii. Lyman, b. , 1792; d. Oct. 25, 1795. 

iii. Solomon, b. Oct. , 1794; d. March 3, 1861. 

2. iv. James, b. Dec. 12, 1797. 

V. Chloe H., b. June 13, 1800; m. May 1, 1834, Daniel Bryant of 
Cornish. Four cliildren. (See Bryant.) She d. March 25, 1890. 

vi. John L., b. in 1802; d. Aug. 1, 1803. 

vii. Manning, b. in 1804; d. Nov. 28, 1830. (Mon. Rec. Oct. 28.) 

viii. Sarah, b. ; d. Jan. 12, 1811. 

2. James Hildreth (Samuel, Stephen, . . . Richard^) was b. Dec. 12, 1797, in 

Cornish; m. first, Nov. 7, 1838, Tamar Manchester, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Polly (Wheeler) Manchester, b. Feb. 24, 1806, and d. Sept. 5, 1854; 
m. second, April 22, 1852, Harriet B. Manchester, sister of his former 
wife, b. May, 1818, and d. Dec. 22, 1889. He d. May 29, 1872. Chil- 
dren by first wife and b. in town; 

i. William B., b. Dec. 10, 1839. 

ii. James B., b. March 28, 1843; m. Nov. 27, 1869, Elmira E. Harlow 

of Cornish, dau. of Levi B. and Althea D. (Parker) Harlow, 

b. Nov. 7, 1843. No cliildren. 
iii. Harriet J., b. Aug. 15, 1841. 
iv. Benjamin F., b. March 2, 1846; d. March 7, 1847. 

Cliildren by second wife and b. in town: 

V. George Fred, b. March 6, 1853; m. Feb. 20, 1883, Cora E. Jones, 
dau. of Asa and Cleora (Oakes) Jones. 

vi. Lewis C, b. Sept. 30, 1854; m. Nov. 27, 1878, Hattie M. Pierce, 
dau. of S. T. and Melissa (French) Pierce, b. June 13, 1857, and 
d. Feb. 13, 1906. One child: Lillian A., b. in town Jan. 23, 
1887, who m. Sept. 16, 1908, Oscar S. Tyrrell of Wilder, Vt. 



1. Samuel Hilliard, b. in Conn. Nov. 16, 1747, came to Cornish from Ston- 

ington. Here he lived many years. He m. Phoebe Yerrington, b. in 1747. 
On her tombstone (now broken) is inscribed "In memory of Phoebe, 
•wiie of the Rev. Samuel HilUard, who d. July 18, 1798, aged 52." 
"Be still my friends, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here, 'till Christ appears." 

It is said that he was a sokUer of the Revolution, and participated in 
the battles of Bunker Hill and Bennington. After his settlement in 
Cornish he helped organize the Cornish Baptist Church in 1789, and 
was one of its first deacons. On July 3, 1792, the church expressed their 
approbation that "Deacon Hilliard improve his gift in public." He 
soon after became popular as a Baptist preacher, but after some years 
his religious views changed and he became a Universahst, and as such 
was settled as pastor in Slirewsbury and Wallingford, Vt., and finally 
at Clarendon, Vt., where he d. Nov. 16, 18.31. His remains were brought 
to Cornish and buried be.side those of his wife, Phoebe, in a lot, now an 
open pasture belonging to Freeman A. Johnson. After leaving Cornish 
in 1800, he m. second, Carohne Lathrop, by whom he had six children, 
all b. in Vt. She was b. June 1, 1770, and d. Feb. 21, 1845. Children 
by Phoebe, supposed to have been b. in Cornish: 

i. Sarah, b. — ■ — ■, 1768; m. Joseph Bartlett; d. July 5, 1798, aged 30. 

2. ii. Amos Avery, b. July 7, 1770. 

3. iii. Benjamin, b. March 19, 1774. 

iv. Polly (or Mary), b. Dec. 10, 1775; m. Joseph Richardson of Cornish- 
Had twelve children. (See Richardson.) She d. May 7, 1822. 
V. Phoebe, b. Sept. 17, 1780; m. May 20, 1800, Isaac Griggs, 
vi. Samuel, b. April 6, 1784; m. — ■ — •, Fanny W. FUng. 

4. vii. Joseph, b. May 1, 1787. 

viii. Esther B., b. Jan. 18, 1788; m. Feb. 19, 1809, Gilbert Gross. 

Children by Caroline Lathrop. 

ix. Caroline, b. Sept. 26, 1801. 

X. Pashur Lathrop, b. Sept. 8, 1803. 

xi. Lois, b. July 11, 1806. 

xii. Harry, b. Dec. 19, 1807. 

xiii. Jerome Bonaparte, b. June 22, 1810. 

xiv. Pamelia, b. Sept. 17, 1813. 

2. Amos A-\t:ry2 Hilliard (Samueh) h. July 7, 1770; m. June 8, 1794, Sarah 

Huggins of Cornish, dau. of Jonathan and Ruhamah (Brown) Huggins, 
b. March 19, 1775, and d. July 18, 1856. Mr. Hilliard d. April 24, 1856. 
A farmer and hved in school district No. 8. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1794; m. Aug. 26, 1811, John Weld of Cornish. Ten 
children. (See Weld.) She d. March 12, 1862. 

ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1797; m. July 16, 1816, Constant W. Smith of 
Cornish. Twelve children. (See Smith.) She d. Dec. 3, 1882. 


iii. Sophia, b. March 24, 1801; m. first, March 13, 1823, Asa Kimball 
Smith by whom she had two children (see Smith) ; m. second, 
Wm. Martindale. No issue. She d. April 2, 1900, aged 99 
years, five days. 

iv. Amos A., b. Dec. 25, 1803; m. first, Charlotte Town; m. second, , 

Abbie Sprague. 

V. Susan, b. Jan. 16, 1805; m. first, Jan. 27, 1830, Alfred Nevens, by 
whom she had two children (see Nevens); m. second, Joshua 
Atwood of Cornish. She d. April 4, 1888. 

\'i. LuciNDA, b. Sept. 30, 1808; d. April 4, 1814. (See Casualties.) 

5. vii. Gilbert, b. Dec. 17, 1811. 

viii. and ix. Twins, b. April 17, 1814, and d. the same day. 

3. Benjamin^ Hilliard (Samueb) h. March 19, 1774; m. Roxana Hall, dau. 

of Dr. David and Olive (Smead) Hall, b. Jan. 16, 1778, and d. Nov. 26, 
1866. Mr. HiUiard lived a few years in Claremont, but most of his life 
was spent in Cornish. The last years of his life, he and his wife lived 
with their son, David H., where he d. July 4, 1858. He was an excellent 
carpenter and erected many buildings in Cornish and elsewhere. Of 
a very social nature and said to have been very fond of telling stories. 
Children : 

6. i. David Hall, b. Dec. 3, 1805. 

ii. Catherine Olive, b. Dec. 23, 1807; m. July 2, 1839, Lyman Bartlett 
of Cornish. Five children. (See Bartlett.) She d. Feb. 27, 1895. 

iii. Harriet Roxana, b. Sept. 25, 1809; m. Nov. 18, 1835, Job Williams 
of Plainfield. Had tlii-ee children. She d. June 16, 1887. He 
d. May 16, 1874. 

iv. Mary Esther, b. April 21, 1811 ; m. James Hudson of Lynn, Mass. 

v. Benjamin Franklin, b. Nov. 18, 1812. Twice m. Had six cliildren. 

vi. Elizabeth Chase, b. Jan. 29, 1815; m. John Hudson of Lynn, Mass. 
She d. Jan. 6, 1880. 

vii. Caroline Phoebe, b. July 8, 1817; m. July 1, 1841, Horace L. Dem- 
ing of Cornish. Four children. (See Deming.) She d. Oct. 13, 

\Tii. Gilbert Gross, b. July 21, 1819; m. May 13, 1846, Marcia L. Bart- 
lett of Cornish, dau. of John and Polly (WiUiams) Bartlett, b. 
Dec. 25, 1824, and d. Aug. 17, 1848; m. second, Oct., 1849, Ann 
Richardson of Lands Grove, Vt., who d. June 19, 1857; m. 

third, , Mrs. Shaw by whom had triplets. He d. in the 

army in 1863. 

4. Joseph2 Hilliard (Samueh) Bro. of Benjamin and Avery, b. May 1, 1787. 

Was a prosperous farmer and lived in the south part of the town. A 
zealous supporter of the Baptist Church; m. Feb. 23, 1815, Roxana 
Day of Cornish, dau. of Rufus and Betsey (Coinings) Day, b. Jan. 23, 
1795, and d. April 18, 1878. He d. July 1, 1870. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 


i. Rtjftjs, b. July 9, 1815; m. , Martha McCIure, res. in Acworth, 

N. H. Two children. He d. Jan. 20, 1886. 
ii. Betsey, b. Nov. 20, 1816; m. — — -, Adnah Keyes. Res., Acworth, 

N. H. Two children. She d. May 19, 1894. 
iii. Chester, b. Nov. 22, 1818; m. April 24, 1844, Ellen Ashley. Res., 

Cornish and Cal., where he d. April 16, 1879. 
iv. Charlotte, b. May 2, 1821; m. Jan. 16, 1844, Quartus Fletcher. 

Four children. (See Fletcher.) She d. Sept. 23, 1908. 
V. Esther, b. April 10, 1823; m. Oct. 18, 1849, Charles Putnam of 

Croydon, where she resided. She d. Jan. 29, 1865. Four children. 
A-i. RoxANA, b. Sept. 8, 1826; m. Oct. 13, 1852, Ira Proctor of Clare- 

mont, where she afterwards resided. Tlu-ee children. She d. 

March 29, 1907; buried in Cornish. 
\-ii. Emeline, b. Sept. 8, 1829; m. Oct. 18, 1849, Ira Proctor (first wife). 

One son, Wallace. She d. July 30, 1851. 

7. ^^ii. Joseph L., b. Nov. 29, 1831. 

8. ix. Hiram Day, b. March 10, 1834. 

X. Sarah Jane, b. May 26, 1836; m. April 20, 1857, Amos Richardson 
of Cornish. Three cMldren. (See Richardson.) 

9. xi. George W., b. April 17, 1839. 

5. Gilberts Hilliard (Amos Averif-, Samueh) b. Dec. 17, 1811, in Cornish, 

where he res. till 1858, when he rem. to Northfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 7, 
1833, Sophia Plaistridge, dau. of Caleb and Susannah (Luey) Plaistridge, 
b. Sept. 8, 1813, and d. in Northfield Jan. 29, 1878. He d. Jan. 7, 1907, 
in Northfield, Mass. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ellen S., b. Dec. 14, 1835; m. May 23, 1857, Fordyce H. Smith, 

formerly of Cornish. (See Smith.) They hved in Brattleboro, 

Vt., till 1897. Then rem. to Northfield Farms, Mass., where 

they have since resided. 
ii. SuLA L., b. July 14, 1839; m. Dec. 26, 1861, Marshall Stearns. Res., 

Northfield, Mass. 
iii. Sarah J., b. Jan. 25, 1841; m. Jan. 1, 1866. Frederick G. Morgan. 

Res., Northfield Farms, Mass. 
iv. Freeman A., b. Dec. 14, 1843; m. first, July 4, 1867, Isadore A. 

Wright; m. second, June 5, 1873, Ellen A. Haywood; m. third, 

May 6, 1877, Sarah Gaines. Res., Northfield, Mass. 
V. Emma S., b. May 5, 1845; m. July 10, 1866, George Merriam. Res., 

Greenfield, Mass. 
vi. Albert D., b. Jan. 4, 1850; d. March 25, 1850. 
vii. Ada E., b. June 24, 1852; m. first, Nov. 29, 1871, Dr. E. R. Morgan; 

m. second, March 26, 1883, George Chamberlain. Res., Boston, 


6. David Hall' Hilliard {Benjamin^ SamueU) h. Dec. 3, 1805; m. Sept. 10, 

1835, Sarah E. Smith, dau. of Joseph and Judith (Savory) Smith, b. 
Sept. 26, 1816. Excepting a few years in Claremont, he spent the most 



of his life in Cornish. Was prominent in the affairs of the town, a lead- 
ing Democrat, a ready debater, public spirited and deeply interested in 
everything that tended to promote the welfare of the town. He was a 
gunsmith by trade and carried his art to a high state of excellence, and 
had a wide reputation of manufacturing rifles and other firearms, of as 
good quality as any manufacturer of his time. He d. June 10, 1877. 
After Mr. Hilliard's death liis wid. m. Caleb H. Pool, a blacksmith, 
who d. June 3, 1888. She d. in Cornish April 17, 1908. Children: 

David H. Hilliard. 

10. i. Charles Nelson, b. June 5, 1836, in Claremont. 

11. ii. George Elbridge, b. Aug. 26, 1838, in Ludlow, Vt. 

7. Joseph L.^ Hilliard (Joseph^ Samueb) b. Nov. 29, 1831. Lived on the 
homestead of his father. A farmer; m. Sept. 27, 1853, Mary Bryant of 
Cornish, dau. of Aaron and Hannah W. (Jolmson) Bryant, b. July 27, 
18.36. Mr. Hilliard d. Feb. 5, 1871. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ada H., b. July 22, 185.5; m. March 24, 1886, Frank H. Weld of 

Cornish. Two children. (See Weld.) 
ii. Julia E., b. Jan. 15, 18.58. 
iii. Nellie J., b. March 14, 1860, m. May 20, 1884, Herbert Deming of 

Cornish. Four cliildren. (See Deming.) 


iv. Adnah J., b. March 5, 1862; m. June 15, 1904, Gertrude Marshall of 
Langdon. Three cliildren: 1. Alton M., b. March 30, 1905. 
2. Afton B., b. June 6, 1906. 3. Adnah Deane, b. June 6, 1907. 

V. Clayton B., b. Nov. 26, 1864; m. Nov. 19, 1888, Sybil Gertrude 
Lear of Cornish, dau. of Wm. D. and Hannah A. (Fletcher) Lear, 
b. Jan. 21, 1869. Two children: 1. Ethel, b. April 17, 1894. 
2. Wallace, b. Sept. 30, 1895. 

8. Hiram Days Hilliard {Joseph'^, SamueU) h. March 10, 1834; m. Oct. 22, 

1862, Isabel Deming of Cornish, dau. of Judah Solon and Caroline 
Matilda (Jackson) Deming, b. Sept. 1, 1834; d. Aug. 3, 1893. He d. 
March 17, 1903. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Emma Matilda, b. Oct. 28, 1862. 

ii. A dau. b. Nov. 1, 1863; d. young. 

iii. Edwin Hiram, b. April 5, 1865; d. March 8, 1907, unm. 

iv. Jerome Judah, b. March 9, 1867. 

V. Amy Isabel, b. Jan. 28, 1870. A successful teacher many years; 

m. July 14, 1909, Josiah Davis of Cornish. 
13. vi. Joseph Leroy, b. April 23, 1873. 

vii. Ina Eliza, b. May 24, 1878; m. July 3, 1901, Clarence E. Bailey of 


9. George W.s Hilliard {Joseph^, Samueb) b. April 17, 1839; m. April 24, 

1862, Ursula K. Fletcher of Cornish, dau. of Quartus and Annie (Kelley) 
Fletcher, b. Nov. 22, 1836. In 1863 (April 15) they rem. to Acworth, 
where they hved mainly till 1900, when they rem to Redlands, Cal. 
Children : 

i. Ladora J,, b. March 27, 1863, in Cornish. Graduated N. H. State 
Normal School. Teacher Hanover and State Normal School, 
Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Oct. 16, 1888, Dr. Frederic C. Rogers of 
Milwaukee. Live in Oconomowoc, Wis. Two children, both b. 
in Milwaukee: 1. Malcolm Fletcher, b. April 18, 1891. 2. 
George Frederic, b. Jan. 27, 1900. 

ii. BtJRTON James, b. April 26, 1866, in So. Acworth. A merchant at 
Saxtons River, Vt.; m. Feb. 5, 1891, Angehne M. Davis of 
Saxtons River. Three children: 1. Lineol Wallace, b. Oct. 
23, 1891. 2. Ethel Martha, b. Nov. 3, 1892. 3. Lloyd Burton, 
b. Oct. 27, 1901. 

iii. George Wall.ace, b. Sept. 17, 1868, at So. Acworth; d. May 7, 1888. 

iv. Olie May, b. May 6, 1871, at So. Acworth. A graduate of Bridge- 
water, Mass., Normal School. Teacher in normal schools several 
years; m. Oct. 25, 1905, David McClelland of Redlands, Cal. 
One child: Ahce HilKard, b. Feb. 4, 1907. 

V. Carlos Grout, b. Sept. 28, 1877, in So. Acworth. Graduated from 
Brown University with degree of B.A., and M.A. and at Yale 
Medical School with the degree of M.D. A physician in Red- 
lands, Cal.; m. March 20, 1907, Margaret E. Shields of HaUfax, 


N. S. Two children, both b. in Providence, R. I.: 1. EUzabeth,. 
Morrison, b. Dec. 25, 1907. 2. Carlos Burton, b. Sept. 3, 1909. 

10. Charles Nelson^ Hilliard {David Hj, Benjamin^, Samueb) h. June^5, 

1836; m. first, July 20, 1862, Sarah Abbie Weld of Cornish, dau. of Maj. 
George and Maria (Chase) Weld, b. Feb. 16, 1846; d. Oct. 16, 1874; m. 
second. May 1, 1878, Claribell Sherburne, dau. of Samuel Mills and 
Mary A. (Dewey) Sherburne, b. Dec. 23, 1858. They res. in Dion, 
N. Y., where Mr. Hilliard has charge of extensive machine works of the 
Remington Arms Co. and special rifle and repair works. Children by 
first marriage: 

i. Flora May, b. May 13, 1869. 

ii. Carrie Eva, b. Oct. — , 1867; d. March 30, 1868. 

iii. Arthur Lee, b. Oct. 13, 1874; d. Feb. 20, 1878. 

Cliildren by second marriage : 

iv. Herbert Hall, b. July 24, 1882. 

V. Ethel Lillian, b. Oct. 6, 1886; d. July 3, 1891. 

\'i. Edith Claribell, b. Nov. 19, 1890, and d. May 11, 1898. 

vii. Charles Sherburne, b. Dec. 23, 1894. 

11. George Elbridge^ Hilliard (David Hj, Benjamin-^, Samueb) b. Aug. 26, 

1838; m. Sept. 23, 1862, Ella M. Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Hiram D. 
and Sarah A. (Fellows) Bartlett, b. April 25, 1845. Mr. HiUiard spent 
several years in the employ of the Vt. Central R. R., first as fireman and 
afterwards as engineer, serving in that capacity seven years. He then 
returned to Cornish and went into the gun business ^\'ith his father. 
After the death of the latter, he carried on the business alone till his 
death. He was constable fifteen years, justice of the peace and notary 
public fifteen years. Cornish school district clerk two years and post- 
master twenty-five years. He was a member of Cheshire Lodge, F. A. 
A. Masons and also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter of Windsor, Vt. 
He d. March 31, 1904. Child: 

i. Emma L., b. July 18, 1866; m. Dee. 26, 1894, Cullen W. Diggins of 
Cleveland, Ohio. One child: Ethel Ellen, b. Feb. 24, 1897. 

12. Luman Henry^ Hilliard (Joseph^ JosepJp, Samueh) b. May 24, 1865; 

m. Dec. 31, 1890, Ida Eldora York of Cornish, dau. of Hiram H. and 
EHza (Walker) York, b. Jan. 11, 1870. They res. in Claremont, where 
he is engaged in the livery business. Children: 

i. Mary Eliza, b. Sept. 29, 1891. 
ii. Ruth Ida, b. Jan. 17, 1893. 

13. Joseph Leroy* Hilliard [Hiram Dj, Joseph:^, Samueh) was b. April 23, 

1873; m. June 12, 1898, Florence Emery, dau. of Peter Emery of Cor- 
nish, b. June 5, 1876. Children: 

i. Leroy Hiram, b. Dec. 20, 1899. 



ii. Hazel Eliza, b. June 5, 1901. 

iii. Myra Isabel, b. June 5, 1902. 

iv. Ray Emery, b. Feb. 12, 1904. 

V. Lawrence Joseph, b. March 3, 190(5. 

\i. Lester Edward, b. May 20, 1907. 

George E. Hilliard. 

14. Richmond Hilliard lived in town several years; m. first, March 16, 1790, 
Polly Wilson, who d. without issue about 1792 (?); m. second, April 13, 
1795, Lydia Goodwin Ford then of Claremont, eldest dau. of Capt. 

Daniel and Lydia (Goodwdn) Ford, b. Aug. 31, 1774; d. . Mr. 

Hilliard 's connection with the other Hilliard families in town is uncer- 
tain, but is supposed to have been a brother of Dea. Samuel. It is not 
known when or where he d. Cliildren, all by second wife : 

i. Eunice, b. May 14, 1796. 

ii. Lydia Goodwin, b. May 9, 1798. 

iii. Albert Ford, b. April 1, 1803; d. Dec. 16, 1804. 


iv. Maria Alice, b. March 4, 1805; d. Dec. 1, 

V. Sophia Marietta, twin, b. June 30, 1807. 

vi. Hiram Alonzo, twin, b. June 30, 1807. 

vii. Thomas Jefferson, twin, b. June 10, 1809. 

viii. James Madison, twin, b. June 10, 1809. 

15. Luther Hilliard was b. May 5, 1759 (?) ; m. , Abigail T. , who 

was b. Dec, 1790 (?), and d. Dec. 27, 1859. He d. Dec. 2, 1850, and both 
buried in Cornish. He may have been a brother of one or both of his 
contemporaries, Samuel or Richmond. According to the census of 1790, 
his family in town, consisted of two males and three females but the 
records of the family have not been found, except the above cemetery 


Alonzo Holbrook, b. at Lemington, Vt., Nov. 23, 1808; m. May 12, 1836, 
Sarah C. Bradley of Cornish, dau. of Isaiah and Mary (Dustin) Bradley, 
b. Feb. 16, 1807, in Haverhill, Mass.; d. in Claremont March 12, 1877. 
They settled in Cornish soon after their marriage, where he d. April 21, 
1852. The family remained in Cornish a few years longer. Children, 
all b. in Cornish: 
i. Isaiah Thomas, b. Aug. 6, 1837. His father 'dying when he was but 
14, left him in charge of the farm wliich he cared for till his 
majority. He enlisted in the 7th Regt. N. H. Vols. (See 
Military.) After the war he engaged in trade for a time at the 
Flat, when he suddenly left town, going west to Mo., where it 
is said he d. at Marcellus, Mo., in 1897. Was twice m. 
ii. Ellen Maria, b. Feb. 18, 1840; d. March 19, 1859. 
iii. Elizabeth Sarah, b. April 22, 1842; m. Dec. 26, 1865, George H. 
Stowell, Second, of Claremont, where they both spent their 
lives. They had five cliildren, all b. in Claremont. He d. Nov. 
21, 1888. She d. Oct. 5, 1899. 
iv. Susan Amelia, b. Oct. 1, 1850; m. Sept. 18, 1877, at Newport, Wil- 
liam H. Ellsworth. Four cliildren. Res. a short time in Clare- 
mont and then rem. to Cal., where she d. at La Verne Dec. 30, 


1. Dyer Hook came to Cornish from Candia in 1805. He was b. Oct. — •, 

1778; m. , Mary Griffin of Sandown, dau. of Isaac Griffin, b. — ■, 

1785. Mr. Hook d. July 3, 1815. His wid. afterward m. July 16, 1817, 
Walter H. Foss and had children. (See Foss.) She d. June 13, 1865. 
Children by Dyer Hook: 

2. i. Peter, b. in Cornish April 19, 1810. 

3. ii. Moody, b. in Cornish June 24, 1813. 

2. Peter= Hook (Dijer^) h. April 19, 1810; m. April 19, 1847, Lucia Maria 

Kendrick of Cornish, dau. of Clark and Lydia (Smith) Kendrick, b. 


Oct. 6, 1827, and d. July 26, 1854. They res. for a time in Croydon. 
After the death of his wife, he returned to Cornish where he spent the 
most of the remainder of his hfe. He d. March 5, 1883. " A devout and 
godly man." Children, all b. in Croydon: 
i. Ellen Maria, b. Aug. 22, 1848; m. March 11, 1896, Joseph Lang 
of Candia, son of Isaac and Martha A. (Ladd) Lang. No chil- 
ii. Clara Ella, b. Sept. 9, 1850; m. July 1, 1873, Wilbur W. Cole of 
Cornish. One cliild, Merton K., b. June 29, 1878. (See Cole.) 
An osteopathic physician. Res. in Newton Center, Mass. 
iii. Emma Eliza, b. Dec. 29, 1852; m. June 7, 1876, Fred W. Read of 

Cornish. Six children. (See Read.) 
iv. Clark K., b. and d. in 1854. 

3. MooDY2 Hook {Dyen) was b. June 24, 1813. Was a farmer. Like Iiis 
brother Peter, he was possessed of a sweet and happy spirit, ever loyal 
to an enlightened conscience, holding the respect and confidence of all 
who knew him. He m. Sept. 7, 1842, Eliza Carroll of Croydon, dau. of 
John Prince and Rachel (Powers) Carroll, b. Jan. 12, 1823, and d. Nov. 
30, 1884. He d. Aug. 17, 1886. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Rachel Ann, b. Aug. 30, 1843. She was a successful teacher of 
schools several years; m. Jan. 1, 1868, Ira F. Rowell of Sutton, 
N. H. He was a prominent man in Sutton and afterwards repre- 
sented Claremont in the N. H. Leg. of 1899. They rem. to Clare- 
mont in Nov., 1882, where they have since hved. One child, 
Harry Franklin, who graduated from Stevens High School in 
1893 ; m. Oct. 5, 1899, Flora A. Magown of Claremont. Has been 
a trusted employee of the Sullivan Machine Co. for sixteen years 

ii. Mary Frances, b. April 29, 1845. She also was a successful teacher 
of schools; m. Feb. 15, 1866, Frances Edward Freeman of Cor- 
nish. Two children. (See Freeman.) Lived a few years in 
Cornish and then rem. to Claremont, where she d. Aug. 3, 1903. 

iii. Alice Jane, b. Nov. 21, 1848; m. July 4, 1875, Rev. Howard R. 
Mitchell of Waterville, Me. He has had several pastorates, but 
they are now (1910) living in Waterville, Me. Two children: 
1. Frank Howard, b. in Oskaloosa, la., Aug. 13, 1876. 2. Grace 
Ahce, b. in Hinsdale, May 18, 1880; m. June 7, 1911, Edward 
Payson Davis of Waterville, Me. 

iv. LuETTE Eliza, b. June 26, 1851; m. June 12, 1873, Seth Raynsford 
Cole of Cornish. One son, Clarence. (See Cole.) She d. in 
Cornish Jan. 3, 1878. 

V. Andrew Jackson, b. Dec. 7, 1864. (See sketch.) 


1. Marshall S. Howard was b. Sept. 14, 1815; m. first, , Hopy B. 

Winter of Croydon, dau. of Timothy and Mehitable (Thompson) Win- 


ter, b. Dec. 28, 1815; d. Oct. 23, 1873; m. second — -. Has res. in 

several places in Cornish and Claremont. He d. in Claremont, June 
15, 1905. Children, all by first wife: 

2. i. Wilbur F., b. Jan. 29, 1840. 

3. ii. Waldo L., b. Aug. 30, 1841. 

iii. Irena M., b. Sept. 25, 1843; m. first, in 1860, Thomas B. Edniinster 
of Cornish. Had two children. (See Edminster.) She m. second, 
Dec. 22, 1866, Charles H. Thompson. No issue. She d. April 
29, 1874. 

iv. RosELLA B., b. March 11, 1846; d. June 29, 1849. 

V. Phebe Ann, b. Sept. 18, 1847; m. Jan. 26, 1870, Edward T. Ayers 
of Cornish. Two cliildren. (See Ayers.) 

vi. Hannah C, b. April 30, 1849; m. — ■ — ■, Wallace Fletcher. One child. 
She d. Dec. 2, 1870. 

4. vii. Marshall M., b. April 19, 1854. 

viii. HopY DiANTHA, b. June 17, 1854; m. first, George Taylor; m. second, 
■ Briggs. Res. in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

ix. George S., b. Sept. 29, 1857. Res., Bridgeport, Conn.; m. , May 

Lyon. No issue. He d. . 

2. Wilbur F.^Howard (Marshall »S.') b. Jan. 29, 1840; m. June 6, 1866, Mrs. 

Luette L. (Coburn) Tasker of Cornish, dau. of Stillman and Martha W. 
(Mathews) Coburn, b. July 28, 1845. He was a soldier in the Civil War, 
a member of Co. I, 14th Regt. N. H. Vols. Lost a foot in battle. (See 
Military.) For years afterwards he was mail carrier between Cornish 
Flat and Windsor, Vt. He d. March 6, 1894. Children, all b. in 

i. Bertie, b. March 30, 1867; d. April 29, 1867. 

ii. Leon M., b. March 13, 1868; m. Aug. 14, 1894, Mary L. Trister of 

Claremont. Res., Lebanon, where he is in trade, 
iii. Allie F., b. Sept. 25, 1871; m. March 1, 1893, AUce M. Benjamin of 

Lebanon, where they res. In trade in Lebanon. 

iv. Ernest H., b. Aug. 6, 1873; m. ; Anna Morey of Wilmot Flat. 

V. Martha H., b. Dec. 28, 1883. 

3. Waldo L.^ Howard (Marshall Sj) h. Aug. 30, 1841; m. May 7, 1867, 

Eunice F. Deming of Cornish, dau. of Stephen B. and Nancy (Fisher) 
Deming, b. Sept. 16, 1846. He was also a soldier in the Civil War, an 
associate with his brother in the same service. After the war he was 
many years a wheelwright at Lebanon, where he d. Dec. 15, 1889. 
Children : 

i. Mabel Eva, b. Feb. 12, 1870. Was a teacher in Ivimball Union 
Academy several terms. She m. July 21, 1897, Prof. WilUam 
Boynton. One dau., Dorothea, b. Nov. 13, 1898. 

ii. Florence Gertrude, b. May 21, 1879. A teacher in a high school 
in Fernando, Cal., 1903, where she res. 


4. Marshall M.^ Howard {Marshall .S.') b. April 19, 1851; m. April 26, 
1878, Mary M. Stone of Comish, dau. of Levi F. and A. Marcia (Bishop) 
Stone, b. Feb. 4, 1858. He is a painter and paper hanger. Res. on 
Cornish Flat. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. George L., b. May 5, 1880; d. Feb. 17, 1902. 

ii. Katie May, b. Jan. 27, 1882; m. Oct. 27, 1904, James Arthur Mc- 

ili. An infant, unnamed, b. May 31, 1884; d. Sept. 13, 1884. 
iv. Annie Irena, b. Oct. 17, 1891. Grad. K. U. Academy, 1910. 
V. Ralph Wilbur, b. Sept. 27, 1894. 


The Huggins were of English descent. About the year 1700, Nathaniel 
Hugginsi and John Hugginsi, brothers, and also a sister (name not known) 
came to America. John settled in "Old Springfield," Mass., and d. there in 
1712. He left four sons. These settled chiefly in Conn, and N. Y. Nathaniel 
settled in Greenland and d. there at an advanced age. He had two sons: 
Samuel and John. Nothing is known concerning the posterity (if any) of 
Samuel, but John continued to live in Greenland, till advanced in life and then 
came to Cornish, the year not known. 

1. John Huggins, the first of the name in Cornish was b. in 1712 and lived 

in Greenland. He m. Hannah Ayers of the same place and of about the 
same age. They had eight children, all supposed to have been b. in 
Greenland. The parents came in mature life to Cornish accompanied 
by nearly all of their cluldren, where they spent the remainder of their 
lives. She d. April 28, 1801, aged 89. He d. Dec. 16, 1781; was 
selectman at the time of his death, aged 69. Their graves are with us 
today. Children : 

2. i. Samuel, b. in 1737. 

ii. Mercy, b. Sept. 15, 1839. She m. Abraham Johnson, who was b. 
in Eng. June 13, 1730, and d. in Cornish Oct. 24, 1803, aged 73. 
She d. April 22, 1815, aged 76. Ten children. (See Johnson.) 

3. iii. Jonathan, b. about 1741. 

4. iv. David, b. about 1744. 

V. Rebecca, b. about 1747; m. McKenzie. She d. Dec. 5, 1824, 

aged 77. 
vi. Bridgett, b. about 1751; m. WiUiam Paine who was b. about 1743 

and d. Sept. 4, 1812, aged 69. She d. March 15, 1822, aged 71. 

5. vii. Nathaniel, b. May 10, 1754. 

viii. Hannah, b. about 1757; m. James Cate, b. in 1747, and d. Nov. 19, 
1802, aged 55. She d. Aug. 22, 1788, aged 30. She was the 
second wife of James Cate, the former one being named Hannah. 

2. Samuels Huggins (John^) was b. in 1737. The name of his first wife is 

unknown, but she was the mother of several children. After her death, 



he m. second, , Rebecca Tasker of Cornish, b. in 1729 (?) and d. 

April 10, 1821, aged 92. He d. March 12, 1809, aged 72. Their graves 
are on a lonely hillside near the George D. Kenyon farm, far from any 
occupied home. Mr. Huggins' tombstone bears this inscription: 

"Retire my friends, dry up your tears, 
I must lie here till Christ appears." 

The following list of their children may not be entirely complete as 
no clearly defined record of them has been found : 

i. John, b. in 1763; d. Aug. 1, 1813, aged 50. 

6. ii. William, b. . 

ill. Betsey, b. . Never m. ; d. Nov. 30, 1843, aged 71. 

7. iv. Ebenezer, b. in 1775. 

V. Samuel, Jr., b. ; m. July 9, 1813, Mary Russell. 

3. Jonathan^ Huggins {Johro) was b. about 1741. He m. Ruhamah Brown, 

who was b. in 1745 and d. Jan. 5, 1811, aged 66. He d. Jan. 7, 1809, 
aged 68. Children, supposed to have been b. in Cornish: 

i. Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 1771; m. about 1791, John Johnson of Cormsh. 

Eight chUdren. (See Johnson.) She d. Feb. 26, 1869, aged 98. 
ii. Betsey, b. in 1772. Never m. and d. in Cornish Nov. 30, 1843, 

aged 71. 

8. iii. John, b. June 21, 1773. 

iv. Sarah, b. March 19, 1775; m. June 8, 1794, Amos A. Hilliard. Ten 
children. (See HilUard.) She d. July 18, 1856. 

V. Jonathan, Jr., b. in 1776; m. Nov. 15, 1798, Abigail Spaulding, dau. 
of Andrew and Abigail (Martin) Spaulding, b. May 27, 1770, and 
d. March 9, 1849. He d. Sept. 29, 1848, aged 75. Lived in town 
till 1810, then a few years in Craftsbnry, Vt., and then returned 
to Cornish, where they d. They had six children, all daugh- 

vi. Susannah, b. Feb. 8, 1777; d. July 25, 1805. 

vii. Samuel, b. Feb. 9, 1779; m. first, March 4, 1803, Lina Baker and 
by her had three children. She d. Aug. 27, 1808; m. second, Jan. 
15, 1809, Rebecca Stevens, who had nine children. She d, 
March, 18, 1859. Mr. Huggins left Cornish when young and 
settled at Indian Stream in Canada. He was a farmer, enjoyed 
excellent standing in society, was a colonel of militia, etc. He 
d. June 9, 1866, at Pittsburg, Can., aged 88. 

9. viii. Jonas B., b. Oct. 1, 1781. 

ix. Judith, b. June 10, 1783; m. Nov. 26, 1807, Joshua Spaulding of 
Plainfield. Nine children. They lived in Meriden. She d. 
Nov. 12, 1860. 

X. Lina, b. in 1786 and d. Aug. 27, 1808. 

4. David! Huggins (Johw) was b. about 1744. m. , Hannah Ayers, dau. 

of John and Hannah (Luey) Ayers, b. -^— ; d. Oct. 26, 1822, aged 68. 


♦ <^ He d. July 21, 1821, aged 77. They had several cliildren but their 
record has not been obtained, except the names of two as taken from 
their tombstones: 

i. John, b. ; d. Sept. 1, 1777, aged 2. 

ii. Susan H., b. in 1779 and d. Aug. 1, 1803, aged 24. 

5. Nathaniel' Huggins (John^) was b. May 10, 1754; m. July 27, 1773, 

Phebe Ayers, dau. of John and Hannah (Luey) Ayers, b. Dec. 10, 1758, 
and d. Nov. 2G, 1814. She was sister of Hannah, his brother Daxnd's 
wife. He was a farmer and d. in Cornish June 1, 1828. Children, 
/ all b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary, b. March 8, 1779. Never m. She d. Nov. 13, 1854, aged 75. 

10. ii. Nathaniel, Jr., b. Aug. 22, 1780. 

iii. John, b. June 24, 1782; d. April 4, 1787. 

iv. David, b. May 14, 1784; m. first, Feb. 16, 1809, Jerusha Cobb of 

' Cornish, dau. of Francis and Phebe (Hobbs) Cobb, b. June 30, 

1785, and d. July 26, 1822; m. second, Nov. 3, 1822, Cynthia 

Bartlett. He d. Aug. 29, 1851. 
V. Joshua, b. Jan. 28, 1786; d. April 3, 1787. 
vi. Thomas, b. Jan. 13, 1789; d. Feb. 3, 1804. 

11. vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 28, 1790. 

viii. Benjamin, b. Nov. 30, 1792; m. April 11, 1816, Mary Babcock. He 

d. in Ohio Nov. 21, 1846. 
ix. Phebe, b. Aug. 18, 1795; m. Dec. 30, 1831, Amasa Plaistridge. 

She d. April 10, 1869. 
X. AsENATH, b. Sept. 5, 1797; m. Feb. 18, 1824, Capt. Seth Bartlett. 

Rem. to Brownington, Vt. He d. April 3, 1863. 
.\i. Enoch, b. Aug. 27, 1799; m. Sept. 14, 1830, Irena Nevens of Cornish, 

dau. of David and Betsey (Pollard) Nevens, b. July 10, 1804; 

d. Oct. 25, 1860. They rem. to Vt. and afterwards to Peoria, 

111. After the death of Irena he m. second, Sept. 24, 1861, Mary 

F. Kjdder of Holland, Vt. 

6. William^ Huggins (Samuel-, John^) was b. - — ■ — ■; m. , Joanna Morse 

of Cornish, dau. of Luther and Eunice (Smith) Morse, b. March 2, 1806, 

and d. . Mr. Hiiggins d. Nov. 19, 1855. Children, supposed to have 

been b. in Cornish: 

i. Hannah Matilda, b. Aug. 7, 1831. 

ii. William Jefferson, b. Nov. 19, 18.34; m. Sept. 30, 1879, Mary 

Susan Fairbanks, dau. of Abel W. and Mary (Hill) Fairbanks, 

b. June 30, 1857. Two children: 1. Noel Jefferson, b. Oct. 

27, 1885, and m. Oct. 18, 1909, Louise Rogers. 2. Dora Agnes, b. 

Dec. 3, 1890. 
iii. Samuel Luther, b. March 23, 1838. 
iv. Lizzie Caroline, b. Dec. 21, 1841. 
V. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 11, 1846. 


7. Ebenezers Huggins (Samueb, John^) was b. in 1775; m. Feb. 9, 1805, 

Charlotte Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Lieut. Eleazer and Levina (Child) 
Jackson, b. May 10, 1778, and d. March 18, 1865. He d. Nov. 29, 1843. 
Children, all b. in town: 

i. Freeman, b. Jan. 31, 1805 (?); m. Aug. 2, 1832, Ann Dorcas Stearns 
of Dracut, Mass., b. — ; d. June 21, 1839. He d. Aug. 31, 
1833. They had one child, Frances Ann, b. July 19, 1833. 

ii. Eben, b. April 6, 1806; d. unm., Oct. 22, 1835. 

iii. Morris, b. June 1, 1809. Never m.;d. . 

iv. Cyrenia, b. Aug. 8, 1812. Never m.; d. Nov. 5, 1888. 

V. Laura Levina, b. Feb. 4, 1814; d. young. 

8. Johns Huggins {Jonathan^, Johm) was b. June 21, 1773; m. June 23, 

1796, Sarah Richardson of, dau. of Joseph and Miriam (Hil- 
dreth) Richardson, b. March 10, 1773, and d. July 13, 1852. His occu- 
pation chiefly was peddhng goods on the road. Wliile thus engaged he, 
in some way, and perhaps unwittingly by handling smuggled goods, 
became amenable to the law and so left his family and the town and 
resided in Canada the last years of liis life. He d. in Sept., 1827. His 
family all remained in town till their majority. Cliildren, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i. John, Jr., b. Jan. 3, 1797. He went to Canada in 1817; m. Thirza 
Mane and had eight children. Rem. to Petersburg, 111., in 1849, 
where his wife d. in 1854. In 1850, he went to Cal., where he 
spent seven years and then returned to Petersburg, where he d. 
in 1871. 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 5, 1799; m. April 11, 1821, Francis Lothrop. One 
cliild, Edwin A. (See Lothrop.) She d. Dec. 14, 1873. 

iii. Charlotte, b. May 2, 1801; m. July 5, 1829, John Deming of Cor- 
nish. Five children. (See Deming.) She d. May 8, 1896. "She 
was possessed of a lovely Christian character, seasoned with 
joyousness, clear common sense and sparkling wit. These, 
added to the charms of a voice inherited from her mother, 
endeared her to the hearts of all. She read the Bible through 
over twenty times during her life." 

iv. Olivia, b. Aug. 22, 1803; m. March 10, 1826, William C. Poole of 
West Newton, Mass. Six children. (See Poole.) She d. Nov. 
8, 1891. 

V. Amos R., b. Jan. 8, 1806; d. Jan. 7, 1837. 
12. vi. Eri, b. Jan. 8, 1808. 

vii. Susanna, b. April 18, 1809; m. April 28, 1839, George S. Cusliing 
of Brookline, Mass. No children. She d. Sept. 9, 1840. 

viii. Abigail Spofford, b. June 16, 1811; m. Aug. 30, 1841, George S. 
Cusliing her deceased sister's widower. Two children, both of 
whom d. young. Mr. Cushing was a commission merchant in 
Boston. She d. Nov. 29, 1884. 

ix. Jonathan, b. Aug. 22, 1813. Rem. in 1813, to Bunker Hill, 111. In 


1840 he m. Jane A. Putnam of N. Y., a grandniece of Gen. 
Israel Putnam. She was b. Jan. 4, 1818, and d. April 3, 1882. 
Seven cliildren, all b. in 111. Mr. Huggins was a very prominent 
man in Woodburn, 111., was postmaster many years. A Dea. of 
the Baptist Church and Supt. of its Sabbath School for twenty- 
five years. Engaged extensively in fruit growing. Was ac- 
counted good authority on all horticultural subjects. Was 
treasurer of the State Society and Pres. of the Alton, 111., Horti- 
cultural Society. He d. in Woodburn March 12, 1876. Their 
children were: 1. Sarah J., b. Nov. 21, 1842. Lives in William- 
son, N. Y. 2. Opheha M., b. Nov. 1, 1847. 3. John C, b. 
Feb. 4, 1851. 4. Henry J., b. March 22, 1853. 5. Abbie C, 
b. July 27, 1855. 6. Hattie B., b. Dec. 22, 1857. 7. Lillie A., 
b. Feb. 12, 1859. 

9. Jonas B.^ Huggins (Jonathan'', Johw) was b. Oct. 1, 1781. He m. first, 
Dec. 25, 1803, Hannah Gate, b. in 1785 and d. Sept. 22, 1804, aged 19; 
m. second, June 30, 1805, Polly Troupe of Pomfret, Vt., dau of Samuel 
Troupe, judge of the Supreme Court of Vt. He, with the aid of his 
brother Samuel, built the large brick house in Cornish now (1904) 
owned and occupied by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the famous 
sculptor and artist. Mr. Huggins d. in Cornish March 5, 1828. His 
wid., after a few years, rem. to Bunker Hill, 111., and resided with her 
son till her death, which occurred Jan. 9, 1853, aged 75. Children, all 
by second wife and b. in Cornish: 

i. James C, b. in 1807; d. Feb. 11, 1829 (?). 

ii. Mary Ann, b. in 1812; m. March 24, 1844, Gardner Parmenter. 

One son, Lucius, b. Feb. 11, 1845. She d. June 17, 1845. 
iii. Philander C, b. Feb. 28, 1814. (See sketch.) 
iv. Lucia, b ; m. a Mr. Holton. She d. at the birth of her only 

child, Belle. 

10. Nathaniel^ Huggins, Jr. {Nathanieb, Johw) was b. Aug. 22, 1780; m, 
Dec. 10, 1804, Sarah Stone of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Josiah and Hannah 
(Weld) Stone, b. Nov. 21, 1782. They both d. the same day, three hours 
apart, July 2, 1850. "In their death they were not di\'ided." He was 
a farmer. He also kept quite a full record of the Huggins family. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Nathaniel Newton, b. Dec. 2, 1805, and d. Sept. 16, 1806. 

ii. Sarah Calista, b. Feb. 24, 1807; m. first, April 26, 1837, Benj. F. 

Dorr. He d. Jan. 25, 1840; m. second, July 5, 1843, Zebina 

Hawley of Windsor, Vt. ; m. third, Aug. 28, 1877, Samuel Stone 

of Windsor. She d. May 14, 1892. 
iii. Charles Pinckney, b. Nov. 24, 1808; m. April 20, 1840, Louise 

Palmer of Boston. Had three children. Res. in Boston and 

Hyde Park, Mass. He d. June 7, 1893. 
iv. Almira Malinda, b. Jan. 10, 1811, and d. Aug. 1, 1813. 


13. V. Tyler Newton, b. March 1, 1813. 

vi. Chester Stone, b. Dec. 12, 1814; d. Sept. 8, 1815, in Rochester, Vt. 

\-ii. Chester M.\nly, b. July 16, 1816; m. Oct. 15, 1837, EUzabeth 
Coler in Boston, where they hved. Four children. He d. Oct. 
18, 1890. 

viii. Martha Ann, b. Aug. 25, 1818; m. June 26, 1838, Dr. Elijah Board- 
man of Cornish. Three cliildren, all daus. (See Boardman.) 
She d. July 6, 1861. 

14. ix. George Washington, b. Sept. 29, 1820. 

15. X. Nathaniel Newell, b. July 12, 1822. 

xi. Truman Emmons, b. July 2, 1824, and d. Sept. 7, 1824. 
xii. An infant b. March 13, 1826; d. the same day. 

11. Joseph' Huggins {Nathaniel, Johm) was b. Aug. 28, 1790; m. Dec. 27, 

1815, Hannah P. Bingham, b. May 31, 1793, and d. March 14, 1879. 
She was a dau. of Elias and Vashti (Elderkin) Bingham. Mr. Huggins 
was a farmer and ardent supporter of the Baptist Church, a Free Mason 
and for many years was the Treas. of Cheshire Lodge. Was possessed 
of a pleasant disposition and genial nature. He d. Aug. 16, 1878. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary Bingham, b. Jan. 23, 1817; m. Oct. 18, 1841, Sylvester S. 

Stone of Cornish. No children. (See Stone.) She d. Sept. 10, 

ii. Joseph Stillman, b. Dec. 24, 1818; m. March 4, 1858, EUzabeth 


16. iii. Carlos Freeman, b. March 22, 1821. 

iv. Julia Irena, b. March 23, 1827; d. Feb. 2, 1S47. 
V. Eveline Amanda, b. Jan. 1, 1838; d. April 10, 1850. 

12. Eri« Huggins {John\ Jonathan'', John^) h. Jan. 8, 1808; m. first, in 

1836, Samantha Burbec of Brookline, Mass., b. Sept. 23, 1807, d. May 
17, 1854, at West Acton, Mass., aged 45; m. second, Mrs. Ividder of 
Westford, Mass. She had no children. They lived several years in 
town and in 1843 they rem. to So. Acton, Mass. He enlisted in the 
26th Mass. Vol. Inf. during the Ci\'il War and d. in the Marine Hospital 
in New Orleans, La., Oct. 12, 1863. Cliildren, the first three b. in 
Cornish, the rest in So. Acton, Mass. 
i. Anna, b. April 19, 1838. An invalid; d. Jan. 12, 1882. 
ii. John C, b. March 3, 1840. (See sketch.) 

iii. Susan C, b. March 20, 1842; m. first, a Mr. Root. He d. and she 
m. second, Dec. 24, 1885, Geo.. S. Gushing of Brookline, Mass., 
his tlurd wdfe. (See family of John' Huggins.) He d. Jan. 30, 
1902. She d. Feb. 13, 1898. 
iv. Almina R., b. Dec. 27, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1887, Stephen H. Sawtelle 
of Lynn, Mass. She d. Oct. 19, 1889. He afterwards m. June 
10, 1890, Gorilla LesHe, dau. of Edwin C. and Olivia (Poole) 


V. Adoniram Judson, b. Jan. 12, 1846. Enlisted in the same Co. and 
Regt. with his father and served four years. After the war, he 
was killed by the bursting of his engine at Bowling Green, Ky., 
Oct. 29, 1868. 

\-i. Em, Jr., b. Feb. 14, 1848. (See sketch.) 

13. Tyler Newton^ Huggins {Nathanieb-^, John^) h. March 1, 1813; m. 

March 7, 1841, Abigail Whittaker of Plainfield, dau. of Ephraim 
Whittaker. They have generally lived in Plainfield and Claremont. 
She d. Nov. 2, 1880. He d. at Claremont Aug. 20, 1892. He was a 
farmer and mechanic. Cliildren, all b. in Plainfield: 

i. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1841; m. May 5, 1863, Leonard N. Kempton. 
ii. and iii. Viola Elizabeth, and twin brother, b. Sept. 16, 1844. The 

brother d. at birth. She m. — — — ■ Chapman. She d. 

Nov. 8, 1901. 
iv. Henry Tyler, b. Dec. 12, 1846. 
v. Nathaniel Newton, b. June 20, 1850. 
vi. Abbie Delia, b. Dec. 19, 1855. 

14. George Washington'' Huggins (Nathanieb-'^, John^) b. Sept. 29, 

1820. He was a carpenter and builder, also a farmer. He m. June 1, 
1846, Alinira Pauhna Pryor of Lebanon, b. July 26, 1813, and d. April 
28, 1891. He d. May 24, 1902. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Julia Almira, b. Oct. 11, 1846; m. June 9, 1870, Willis Cole of Cor- 
nish. Two children. (See Cole.) She d. March 11, 1880. 
ii. Sarah b. April 27, 1850; m. Jan. 24, 1884, Albert Butman. Four 
children. (See Butman.) 
17. iii. George Chester, b. Jan. 22, 1853. 

iv. Charles Tyler, b. Nov. 13, 1855; m. Dec. 12, 1893, Mrs. Cordelia 
(Ladd) Rawson, wid. of Richmond Rawson. No issue. 

15. Nathaniel Newell-" Huggins {Nathanieb-'-, John^) h. July 12, 1822; 

m. in Boston Dec. 23, 1847, Sarah S. Goss, dau. of Jonathan and Olive 
(Adams) Goss, b. June 17, 1822. He was a machinist and farmer. He 
d. Nov. 11, 1907, at Cornish Flat. Child: 

i. Newell Edward, b. April 12, 1851; m. Oct. 24, 1878, Lizzie M. 
Sanderson, dau. of Levi H. and Jane (Rawson) Sanderson, b. 
March 31, 1858. One son, Leon Morris, b. Dec. 7, 1879. 

16. Carlos Freeman^ Huggins (Joseph^, Nathanieh, John^) b. March 22, 

1821. A farmer and res. on the old Huggins homestead. Was a very 
successful school teacher in his day; also served as Supt. of schools and 
also as a selectman. He m. first. May 18, 1848, Miriam A. Wyman of 
Cornish, dau. of Joshua and Althea (Wellman) Wyman, b. Sept. 15, 
1825, d. Oct. 24, 1849, leaving one cliild; m. second, March 22, 1853, 
Ehzabeth J. Goss, a sister of Mrs. N. Newell Huggins, b. Oct. 11, 1831, 
and d. Sept. 6, 1880. In less than five days from her death she was fol- 


lowed by three of her children, all from malignant diphtheria. Mr. 
Huggins m. third, March 17, 1881, Emily S. Leavitt of Cornish, dau. of 
Nathan and EHza B. (Wheeler) Leavitt, b. April 27, 1831. He d. Oct. 17, 
1905. For several years prior to liis death his vocal organs were palsied 
so he lost all power of speech. Cliildren, all b. in town: 

i. Edward Freeman, son of Miriam A. Wyman, b. June 14, 1849; m. 
Oct. 11, 1873, Nettie Bethena Spaulding, dau. of Silas and 
Mary M. (Sartel) Spaulding of Cornish, b. May 23, 1846. One 
child, Lena Furness, b. May 21, 1876, and d. June 29, 1892. 

Divorced . She m. Dec. 20, 1905, Di. Geo. H. Greely of 

Franklin Falls. 

ii. Wilbur G., b. Jan. 15, 1854; d. Sept. 10, 1864. 

iii. Orwin a., b. Nov. 14, 1858; m. Oct. 26, 1880, Estelle Kenyon of 
Cornish, dau. of George D. and Sarah (Bartlett) Kenyon, b. 
March 3, 1859. Res. in Windsor. For many years he has been 
employed as freight agent in the depot there. 

iv. Mary Adeline, b. Jan. 16, 1867; d. Sept. 8, 1880. 

V. Ellen Jane, b. Dec. 16, 1869; d. Sept. 11, 1880. 

vi. Frank Herbert, b. Oct. 15, 1871; d. Sept. 8, 1880. 

17. George Chester^ Huggins {Geo. IF.", Nathanicb-"-, Johw) h. Jan. 
22, 1853; m. June 12, 1880, Frances Austin, dau. of Ozro and Achsa 
(White) Austin, b. Dec. 2, 1857. They res. on Cornish Flat. He is a 
carpenter and builder. Cliildren, all b. in town : 

i. Austin Chester, b. May 27, 1881; m. , Lena Kempt on, dau. of 

Liberty and Clara (Allen) Kempton, b. — — ■. Child: Dorothy 
K., b. July 31, 1905. 

ii. Mary Julia, b. March 31, 1883; m. June 16, 1906, Lewis G. Britton, 
b. in Surrey. 

iii. Bertie Edward, b. July 13, 1886. 


Dr. George W. Hunt, son of Harry and Mary (Staples) Hunt, b. May 20, 
1829, in Georgia, Vt., and was one of three sons of the same birth. His 
twin brothers were James Madison, who d. young, and Thomas Jeffer- 
son, who m. Feb. 22, 1853, Mary Langdon, and had two cliildren. 
The former pedigree of this family is, Harrys, Daniel and Gideon' of 
Roxbury, Conn. Dr. Hunt was a graduate of Castleton, Vt., Med. 
College. He m. Sept. 20, 1858, Cynthia M. Piper of Weston, Vt., dau. 
of Nahum and Catharine (Bennett) Piper, b. Nov. 27, 1838, and d. April 
21, 1898. He res. two years in Grafton, Vt., where he commenced the 
practice of medicine and also in Weston, Vt., four years and in 1862 
came to Cornish where he continued in the successful practice of his 
profession until his death, which occurred, March 3, 1907. (For more 
extended sketch, see Medical Department.) Children, two sons, both 
b. in Cornish: 


2. i. Edmund B., b. March 20, 1864. 

3. ii. George W., Jr., b. April 9, 1867. 

2. Edmund B.s Hunt (George W.^, Harrys Danicb, Gideon^) b. March 20, 
1864; m. Oct. 27, 1889, Maud M. Soule of West Lebanon, dau. of George 
W. and Martha (Waterman) Soule, b. Aug. 25, 1866. Res. on Cornish 
Flat; engaged in the mercantile business. Children, all b. on the Flat: 

i. George Edmund, b. Dec. 6, 1890. Grad. K. U. Academy, 1910. 

ii. Mildred Lucile, b. Jan. 14, 1892. Grad. K. U. Academy, 1910. 

iii. Leigh W., b. Sept. 26, 1893. 

iv. Olive Louise, b. Oct. 22, 1894. 

V. Cyril Thomas, b. Jvme 9, 1896. 

vi. Raeburn p., b. Aug. 10, 1899. 

vii. Barbara L, b. Dec. 5, 1903. 

4. George W.^ Hunt, Jr. [George W.\ Harrys, Daniel'-, Gideon^) h. April 
9, 1867; m. Aug. 17, 1898, Kate M. Thrasher of Cornish, dau. of Arthur 
P. and Susan A. (Clement) Thrasher, b. Jan. 24, 1875. Postmaster 
and general merchant on Cornish Flat (1910). Children: 

i. Kenneth T., b. Sept. 29, 1899. 

ii. Grace Thrasher, b. April 20, 1901 ; d. Jan. 15, 1904. 

iii. Harry, b. Oct. 18, 1907. 


1. James Hunter came from Scotland. His early history is obscure. Had 

three children and perhaps more: 

2. i. James Sumner. 

ii. Lucy, b. about 1770; m. Oct. 8, 1789, Capt. Perez Jackson of Cornish 
and had thirteen children. (See Jackson.) She d. May 18, 
1828, aged 58. 

iii. Hannah Hunter, m. May 3, 1824, Oliver White (second wife). 
She had no chiklren. 

2. James Sumner^ Hunter (James^) had the following children: 

i. Orsa, m. , Samuel Hibbard and lived in Vt. 

ii. Am ASA, lived in Vt. Had two sons, both killed in the War of the 

3. Hi. Zeno, b. March 13, 1812. 

4. iv. James Sumner, Jr., b. July 11, 1818. 
v. Lucy, m. — — -, John C. Neal. 

3. Zeno' Hunter (James Simmer^, James') h. March 13, 1812. Spent 

most of his minority with Capt. Amos Hilliard; m. first, Feb. 13, 1839, 
Almina Mendana Burnap of Cornish, dau. of Arunah and Betsey (Burr) 
Burnap, b. March 23, 1818, and d. April 18, 1856, aged 38; m. second, 


Aug. 9, 1856, Hattie E. Nelson. Mr. Hunter was a wheelwright and 
general mechanic and for a time engaged as a photographer. He lived 
all the earlj^ part of his life in town, then for several years in Newport. 
He d. in Unity Dec. 18, 1901, aged 88. The record of the death of 
second wife is unknown. Children by Almina Mendana: 

i. John Howakd, b. March, 14, 1841. A wheelwright and carpenter. 
Has worked at his trade in Hartford, Vt., and Lebanon and Cor- 
nish; m. first, — — ■, Ellen P. Harris. Two children; m. second, 

ii. Harlan Page, b. Oct. 30, 1844; m. , NeUie A. Weaver of Charles- 
town, Mass. Had two children (1898). He is a carpenter and 
joiner and lives in Brattleboro, Vt. (?) 

iii. Lyman Hall, b. Feb. 9, 1853. A carriage maker and general mechanic. 

He m. , Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Bryant) Sisson, dau. of 

Geo. W. and Lydia (Shaw) Bryant, b. June 23, 1855. No chil- 
dren. His death was caused by an accident in a wood-work 
shop in Claremont, March 22, 1887. 


Child by Hattie E. Nelson: 

v. Cora B., b. June 28, 1862; m. . 

4. James Sumner' Hunter {James Sumner^, James^) b. July 11, 1818. 
Was brought up by John Merrill till of age; m. Jan. 14, 1842, Zilpha 
Worthen of Lebanon (?), b. Feb. 21, 1822, d. March 31, 1903, aged 84. 
Mr. Hunter was a tailor and spent most of his life on Cornish Flat. He 
d. Jan. 22, 1891, aged 73. One child: 

i. John Merrill, b. Sept. 18, 1844, and d. Aug. 4, 1846. 


Jedediah Huntington, the son of Gideon and A\as (Bhss) Huntington, 
b. in Compton, Can., Feb. 10, 1820; m. March 18, 1868, Achsa Wliite, 
dau. of Stillman and Nancy (Farrington) White, b. Jan. 18, 1842. They 
came to Cornish in Jan., 1873, and settled in the "Poppy Squash" dis- 
trict. He d. Dec. 15, 1875, being instantly killed by falling in front of a 
load of wood, wliich passed over him. Cliildren: 

i. Elizabeth M., b. Jan. 20, 1869; m. July 3, 1888, Charles Stephenson. 

She d. Oct. 9, 1894. 
ii. Nellie A., b. Sept. 16, 1870; m. April 18, 1895, Frank Armstrong of 

Norwich, Vt. 


Fred William Hurd, son of Henry J. and Henrietta E. (McQuesten) Hurd, 
b. in Claremont July 31, 1870; m. Nov. 27, 1889, Florence M. Ken- 
yon of Cornish, dau. of Geo. D. and Elizabeth Q. (Atwood) Ivenyon, b. 
Nov. 12, 1872. They came to Cornish in 1891 and settled on the Wm. 
D. Spaulding farm in the north part of the town as a farmer. In 1904, 


they sold out and left town, residing two years In Newport and since 
1906, in Claremont, where he labors as a carpenter. Children: 

Lizzie May, b. in ClaremontApril 8, 1890; d. April 24, 1890. 
i. Harry Kenyon, b. in Cornish April 7, 1892. 
ii. Beatrice Mabel, b. in Cornish May 6, 1894. 
V. Mildred Estella, b. in Cornish April 3, 1896. 
V. A dau. b. in Claremont Sept. 15, 1909. 


Edward Hurley was b. in Ireland, in 1808. He m. there Julia Bridgett 
Hogan. They came to America about 1836. After living a year or two 
in Grantham (now Cornish), they settled half a mile south of Cornish 
Flat, on a small farm, where they spent nearly the remainder of their 
lives. A couple possessing all the genuine characteristics of the Irish 
was a novelty to the staid citizens of the neighborhood that was some- 
what enjoyed. He d. Jan. 20, 1892, aged 84. Bridgett d. Dec. — , 
1897. Children: 

i. William, b. in Ireland, in 1833. A machinist. He never m; d. in 

Cornish July 17, 1863. 
ii. Martin V. Buren, b. Sept. — •, 1836, soon after his parents landed. 

Became a wheelwright and afterwards a barber and settled in 

Windsor, Vt. The last three or four years of his life he settled 

on a farm south of, and overlooking Cornish Flat, where he d. 

Jan. 12, 1892. He had m. July 18, 1876, Clara Almira Walker 

of Cornish, dau. of Ethan and Mahala (Spaulding) Walker, b. 

Nov. 7, 1852. Two sons: 1. Martin V. B., Jr., and 2. Arthur. 

After his death the family rem. to Claremont. 
iii. Charles, b. — ■ — •, 1838, in Grantham (now Cornish). He d. Oct. 2, 

iv. Mary, b. — ■ — -, in Cornish; m. , Cohn, a cigar maker. 

Res., Springfield, Mass. — children. 
V. Maggie, b. July 27, 1852, in Cornish; m. , Lucius Jordan of 

Plainfield. Three cliildren. She d. Jan. 17, 1879. 


Moses Hutchinson, a son of Rev. Ehsha and Martha (Eddy) Hutchinson, 
was b. in Pomfret, Vt., in April, 1800. He m. first, June 12, 1825; Meliita- 

ble Whitcomb, dau. of Benj. Wliitcomb of Newport. She d. , in 

Newport. He m. second, ■, Mrs. Huldah (Jackson) Crosby, dau. of 

Capt. Perez and Lucy (Hunter) Jackson, b. in Cornish May 11, 1807. 
She d. — — , in Chicopee Falls, Mass.; m. third, Sept. 22, 1868, Mrs. 
Hannah (Spaulding) Carroll of Cornish, dau. of Daniel and Hannah 
Spaulding, b. Sept. 25, 1799, and d. Oct. 27, 1889. He d. Sept. 11, 1889, 
a month before his wife d. He was a farmer, a devout member of the 
Baptist Church and was a bold advocate of his religious convictions. 
Children, all by first wife : 


i. Samuel, b. Aug. 17, 1826; m. Jan. — , 1873, Mrs. Angeline H. 

(Mace) Bean of Cornish. Two children, dans. His wife d. 

April 8, 1887. 
ii. Elisha, b. Nov. 1, 1828. 
iii. Martha J., b. Sept. 28, 1830; m. , Alonzo Webb. Two children. 

She d. in Windsor, Vt., — ■ — -. Mr. Webb lived several years in 

iv. Austin C, b. Oct. 28, 1831. Lived in Newport. A farmer. 
V. Sarah J., b. Sept. 28, 1834; d. in 1872. 
vi. Moses H., b. Aug. 20, 1836. 

vii. Benjamin, b. . Went to Mass. 

viii. Ellen, b. — ■ — -. Went to Me. 


Benjamin Jackson, a brother of Lieut. Eleazer Jackson, was b. Nov. 25, 1735, 
in Mass. Was m. in Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 24, 1756, to Lydia Peck 
of R. I. They hved in Rehoboth, R. I. It is said they had eight sons 
and tkree daus., but records to that effect are lacking. It is also said 
that he was in the Revolutionary War, enlisting from R. I. He came out 
of the war unharmed; sold his farm, taking his pay in Continental money, 
wliich soon became worthless, and he a poor man. In 1781, his brother 
Eleazer induced him and family to rem. to Cornish where they, and 
several of their children spent the rest of their lives. One of their sons 
d. at sea; one in Ohio and one in Me. The following imperfect record 
is the best that can be given: 

2. i. Perez, b. -, 1765. 


3. iii. Joseph, b. 
iv. — 

v. Lydia, b. May 27, 1773, in R. I.; m. May 29, 1800, Andrew Comings 
of Cornish. Nine children. (See Comings.) She d. May 13, 
4. vi. Oliver, b. , 1776. 

vii. Emily, b. ; m. , L. Martindale (?). 

viii. b. . 

ix. Betsey, b. 1770 (?); m. , Peletiah Martindale. She d. Sept. 6, 

1828, aged 68. 

2. Capt. Perez2 Jackson {Benjamin^) was b. — ■ — ■, 1765, in R. I. Came to 
Cornish with his parents about 1781; m. Oct. 8, 1789, Lucy Hunter, b. 

■, 1770, and d. May 18, 1828, aged 58; m. second, , Mrs. Downs 

and by her had one child, Augusta, not elsewhere named. Mr. Jack- 
son was a farmer and lived where WiUiam E. Young now lives. He d. 
Oct. 3, 1846, in Nashua. Children, supposed b. in Cornish: 

i. Lucy, b. April 19, 1791. Never m.; d. Sept., 1860, in Newport, 
ii. Heber, b. April 13, 1793. 


iii. Forest, b. May 24, 1794; m. , Mary Davis of Cornish; d. in 


iv. Prudence, b. June 15, 1797; m. , James Hall of Plainfield 

(second wife). No children. She d. in Newport — — . 

V. Perez, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1799; m. — — -, wid. — Horton. Had 

one son, Edward, b. in 1833. Perez d. Nov. 23, 1833, aged 35, in 

vi. Eleanor, b. Oct. 4, 1801. Never m. ; d. — — ■, in Claremont. 

vii. Rhoda, b. May 28, 1803; m. Nov. 25, 1828, William Atwood of Cor- 
nish. Four children. (See Atwood.) She d. Aug. 20, 1874, at 
White River Junction. 

\'iii. James H., b. Aug. 7, 1805; d. in N. Y. 

ix. Huldah, b. May 11, 1807; m. first, Hiram Crosby. Six children. 
One dau., Nellie, m. N. C. Bliss; m. second, , Moses Hutch- 
inson of Newport. No issue. She d. ■, at Chicopee Falls, 


X. Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1809; m. May 3, 1837, Almeda Martindale of 
Cornish, b. Oct. 21, 1816, and d. April 14, 1884. Two children: 
1. Emma Lois, b. in Cornish Sept. 19, 1850. 2. NelHe Maria, 
b. Newport Jan. 31, 1854. Mr. Jackson d. March 26, 1855, in 
Newport, was buried in Cornish. 

xi. Mary, b. , 1810, and d. in infancy. 

xii. Benjamin, twin, b. March 19, 1812. Never m.; d. in 1867 on his 
way from Cal. to Sandwich Islands, where he lived. He was 
buried at sea. 

xiii. HiEL, twin, b. March 19, 1812; m. ■. Twodaus. : 1. Le\'ina, 

who m. twice. 2. Carrie, who m. Dr. S. P. Ford and had three 
children. Lived at Sandwich Islands. Carrie d. at Honolulu, 
Oct. 20, 1869. 

Joseph^ Jackson (Benjamin^) was b. ; m. , Eunice Colby, a 

sister of Beniah Colby. He d. Dec. 6, 1845, at the almshouse in Cornish. 
It appears this family, though worthy, were not children of good fortune. 
Their records, e\'idently, were not preserved, and the green mounds over 
their dust show but few tablets inscribed to their memory. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Charles, b. ; m. ■, a Bradford of Claremont. 

ii. Dolly, b. , 1811. Never m.; d. a cripple at almshouse in Cor- 
nish Dec. 23, 1846, aged 35. 

iii. Martha, b. — ■ — •. 

iv. Samuel, b. ■; d. — — , in Cornish. 

V. Edward, b. — — -. Went to sea. 

vi. Dexter, b. — — -. Went to sea. 

vii. Lydia, b. ; m. , a Mr. Kenny. Lived in Lebanon. 

viii. Mary Jane, b. ; d. young in Claremont. 

ix. Mendana, b. — — ; m. a Mr. Kendall of Claremont. 


4. Olivers Jackson (Benjamin^) was b. — ■ — ■, 1776; m. first, July 10, 1803, 
Deborah Choate, dau. of William and Deborah (Yerrington) Choate, b. 
Sept. 9, 1780, and d. Oct. 14, 1806; m. second, , Mary Esther John- 
son of Claremont, b. — ■ — , 1785, and d. June 11, 1821, aged 36; m. third, 
March 10, 1822, Cjoithia Robinson of Cornish, dau. of David and Anna 
(Whittaker) Robinson, b. Dec. 22, 1788, and d. March 6, 1872. He d. 
Sept. 16, 1846, aged 70. Children by Deborah: 

i. Phebe, b. ; m. Sept. 23, 1830, Horace Mitchell of Newport. 

Four children: 

ii. A dau. unnamed, b. ; d. , drowned in a cistern, aged two 


Children by Esther Johnson: 

iii. Deborah L., b. Sept. 1, 1810; m. in 1845, Leonard Harlow of Cornish. 
Two children. (See Harlow.) She d. Jime 8, 1895. Mr. Harlow 
d. Oct. 10, 1867. 

iv. Mary, b. — ■ — •; m. Samuel Corser of Lebanon and afterwards m. 
, Joshua Richardson of Canaan. No cluldren. 

V. George, b. Aug. 29, 1814; m. July 27, 1853, EmeUne Corhss of Nor- 
wich, Vt. One cliild, Martha M., who d. April 16, 1870, aged 
18. She d. Sept. 18, 1901. He d. Dec. 27, 1903. 

vi. Farris, b. — — ■; m. first, — — , Olive Fisk of Claremont. Four chil- 
dren; m. second, . He d. , July, 1906, in Maiden, 


vii. Miles, b. — — ■; m. , Emily Blodgett of Canaan, a sister of Caleb 

Blodgett, Esq. Mr. Jackson was a blacksmith; he lived and d. 
in Canaan. 

Children by Cyntliia Robinson: 

viii. Esther Ann, b. July 11, 1823; m. March 24, 1851, George W. Gilbert, 
of Windsor, a machinist. Two children. She d. Aug. 1, 1911. 

ix. Helen Maria, b. — , 1825; m. Feb. 16, 1846, George C. Harlow 
of Cornish, son of Elias. Lived in Windsor. Five children. 
Finally lived in Framingham, Mass., where she d. 

X. Heber, b. May 26, 1831; m. first, June 22, 1856, Ada Hill of West- 
minster, Vt. Three cliildren. M. second, June 18, , Sybil 

Pollard of Canaan. Four children. She d. Dec. 11, 1896. He 
is living (1905) in Windsor with a son, Theron. 

xi. Oliver, b. , 1841; m. — — ■, Carrie Pressy of Canaan. Two 

children. Living in (1905) in N. H. State Asylum at Concord. 

1. Lieut. Eleazer Jackson, b. Aug. 22, 1748, in Watertown, Mass. ; was son of 
Joseph and Zipporah (Tower) Jackson. He came to Cornish in 1773 and 
chose the site of the present Jackson homestead, since occupied by his 
descendants. He m. first, March 10, 1774, Levina Cliild of Woodstock, 
Conn., dau. of Benjamin and Patience (Thayer) Child, b. Jan. 24, 1751, 
and d. Nov. 18, 1779. • 


"Friends retire, prepared be, 
When God calls you to follow me." 

(Epitaph on her tombstone.) 

He m. second, Feb. 15, 1781, Huldah Dresser of Pomfret, Conn., dau. 
of Nathan and Orinda (Carpenter) Dresser, b. Oct. 18, 1761, and d. 
Oct. 3, 1820. He was a soldier of the Revolution, served as a private, 
Sergt. and Lieut., all vmder the command of Col. Jonathan Chase. His 
name appears as one of the selectmen of the town, nine different years, 
from 1778 to 1819, inclusive. Was a school "inspector" in 1813 and a 
generally useful man. He d. April 19, 1831. Children by first wife, 
all b. in Cornish: 

2. i. Walter, b. June 5, 1774. 

ii. LoRA, b. April 29, 1776, and d. in infancy. 

iii. Levina, b. Aug. 3, 1777, and d. in infancy. 

iv. Charlotte, b. May 10, 1778; m. Feb. 9, 1805, Ebenezer Huggins of 

Cornish. Five cliildren. (See Huggins.) She d. March 18, 


Children by second wife, and b. in Cornish: 

V. Abel, b. Jan. 27, 1782, and d. March 22, 1782. 

3. vi. Eleazer, Jr., b. May 10, 1783. 

4. vil. Daniel, b. June 21, 1785. 
6. viii. Abel, b. June 17, 1788. 

ix. Levina, b. Sept. 10, 1791 ; m. March 8, 1809, Ohver Jenks of Newport. 
Eleven cliildren. She d. Sept. 7, 1877. "A generous and self- 
denying mother and remarkable for her bountiful hospitality." 

X. Nathan, b. Aug. 9, 1794; d. April 13, 1795. 

xi. HxjLDAH, b. Dec. 29, 1796; m. Oct. 7, 1817, Horace Weld of Cornish. 
Five children. (See Weld.) She d. Nov. 15, 1847. 

xu. Nancy, b. May 22, 1798; m. June 19, 1821, Peter P. Campbell of 
Newton, N. J. Six cliildren. She d. Feb. 23, 1863. 

xiii. Betsey, b. Feb. 11, 1801. Never m.; d. May 7, 1877, in Boston. 

xiv. Sarah, twin, b. Jan. 11, 1803.; d. in infancy. 

XV. Mary, twin, b. Jan. 11, 1803; m. May 21, 1828, Theron Metcalf of 
Newport . Three children. She d. Dec. 29, 1881. 

I. Walter2 Jackson {Eleazen) b. June 5, 1774; m. first, Jan. 1, 1804, Susan 
Taylor of Cornish, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Ehzabeth (Sumner) Taylor, 

b. , 1776 (?), and d. July 11, 1804, aged 28; m. second, April 11, 1805, 

Ehzabeth Weld, dau. of Dea. John and Deborah (Plympton) Weld, b. 
Oct. 5, 1779; d. Sept. 11, 1855. He d. July 25, 1820, aged 47. Children, 
all b. in Cornish and by second wife: 

i. Caroline Matilda, b. Feb. 5, 1806; m. June 18, 1828, Judah S. 

Deming of Cornish. Five children. (See Deming.) She d. 

Jan. 4, 1866. 
ii. Stillman, b. Oct. 15, 1807; m. Jan. 1, 1841, Lucinda Knappen. He 

d. Oct. 12, 1887. Seven children. 



6. iii. Newton, b. Dec. 11, 1809. 

iv. Susanna, b. June 19, 1811; m. May 19, 1840, Isaac Williams West- 
gate of Plainfield. Two children. (See Westgate.) She d. May 
29, 1890. 

V. Levina, b. Oct. 9, 1816; ni. Nov. 1.5, 1842, Jesse Orville Wyman of 
Cornish. She d. Feb. 4, 1876. He d. March 14, 1882. 

Judge Eleazer Jackson. 

3. ELEAZER2 Jackson {Eleazen) h. May 10, 1783; m. March 22, 1812, Lois 
Corbin of Newport, dau. of Dr. James and Lois (Kibbie) Corbin, b. 
Jan. 19, 1794, and d. Aug. 10, 1870. Inheriting the paternal homestead, 
he remained on it during his life. Although a farmer, he devoted much 
time to public ser\'ice. In youth, for eight years he was a drum- 
mer in the state militia and afterwards promoted to the captaincy of 
the light infantry, a finely equipped military company. This office he 
held five years. For nine years he was a teacher in the pubhc schools. He 
served as one of the selectmen for nineteen years. Was elected six years 
in succession to the state legislature and three times to the state senate. 
In 1833 he was appointed associate justice of the court of common pleas 


for Sullivan county, which position he held twenty years. From 1820 
till 1860, he was frequently appointed road commissioner and served in 
laying out roads in six counties of the state. He also devoted much time 
to the settlement of estates, etc. He was a democrat of the Andrew 
Jackson type, always firm in his con\actions, yet never obtrusive with 
his political opinions, but was affable and genial in all his associations. 
He d. Oct. 12, 1876, aged 93. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Louisa, b. Jan. 6, 1813; m. Nov. 8, 1832, Dr. John Sabine Blanchard, 
then of Cornish. Four children, all daus. (See Blanchard.) 
She d. May 17, 1872, in Meriden. 

ii. Marietta, b. June 2, 1815; m. first, Aug. 28, 1838, Stephen D. Ford 
of Cornish. He d. Jan. 13, 1858. She m. second, July 1, 1863, 
Samuel C. Moulton of Plainfield. She d. Nov. 28, 1877, at St. 
Louis, Mo. 

iii. Dr. James Corbin, b. Aug. 22, 1818. Graduated Kimball Union 
Academy, 1840; Dartmouth College, 1844; Jeff. Mich. Coll, 1847; 
m. first, June 5, 1849, Mary W. Child of Boston; m. second, 
Helen Lyman of Hartford, Conn. Established himself in the 
successful practice of medicine in Hartford, Conn., where he d. 
Feb. 7, 1882. 

iv. HuLDAH Dresser, b. Aug. 27, 1820; m. Nov. 12, 1845, James Mun- 
roe Davidson of Cornish. Four children. (See Davidson.) 
She d. Oct. 23, 1869. 

V. Eleazer, Jr., b. Aug. 11, 1823; m. first, Jan. 1, 1851, Matilda J. 

Farnham of Plainfield. She d. April 5, 1858; m. second, , 

Susan Farnham, a sister of first wife (?). She d. May 11, 1876. 
He d. May 2, 1876, at Albany, N. Y. 
7. vi. Charles Edwin, b. July 19, 1827. 

I. Daniels Jackson (Eleazer^) h. June 21, 1785; m. first, March 26, 1809, 
Sophia Chase, dau. of Joseph and Polly (Jirauld) Chase, b. Aug. 22, 

1785, and d. Feb. 12, 1836, aged 50; m. second, , Ann Adams of 

Reading, Vt. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, enlisting from Cor- 
nish. He d. Nov. 1, 1865, aged 80. No children. He res. many years 
on the Poole farm on the mountain above the "Hempyard." Was a 
man of good natural endowments but ruined by habitual intoxication. 

». Abel2 Jackson (Eleazer^) b. June 17, 1788; m. March 24 (17, town record), 
1813, Betsey Morse of Cornish. No children. She d. Feb. 19, 1841, 
aged 51. She was dau. of Luther and Eunice Smith Morse, b. June 21, 
1797; m. second, Nov. 4, 1841, Hannah B. Chase, dau. of Dea. John and 
Louisa (Joslyn) Chase of Cornish, b. April 22, 1803, d. Aug. 28, 1894. 
Like his brother Eleazer, he was promoted in military affairs to the 
captaincy of a military company. He was a millwright, worked at his 
trade several years in Wallingford, Vt., and erected several mills there. 
Returned to Cornish Flat in 1832 and bought the lower mill privilege, 
rebuilt the mill and erected a fine residence there. Still continuing at hi.s 


trade he built and helped build about twenty different mills in town. In 
1852, he retired from his trade and bought the Newton Whittlesey place 
on the Flat where he spent the rest of liis life. He d. July 12, 1859. 
Child by Hannah B. Chase: 

i. Charles Abel, b. Dec. 25, 1842. A carpenter by trade. In 1861, 
he enlisted in the U. S. Navy at Charlestown, Mass., and served 
in the navy about two j-ears, when he was discharged on 
account of disability. In the spring of 1867, he went to 
Moweaqua, 111., where (except five years spent in Cornish) he has 
since resided, working at his trade. He m. July 2, 1872, Mary 
Jane Glenn of Carlinville, 111. Have had four children, all b. in 111. 

1. Walter, b. Feb. 10, 1874. 2. Mary H., b. Sept. 29, 1875. 3. 
Alma O., b. March 16, 1878. 4. Grace P., b March 29, 1883. 

6. Newtonj Jackson (Waller'', Eleazen) b. Dec. 11, 1809; m. Nov. 15, 1842, 

EUen L. Chapman of Cornish, dau. of Benjamin and Theoda (Colburn) 
Chapman, b. Sept. 28, 1823. Mr. Jackson was a farmer and res. near 
the farm of his grandfather, Lieut. Eleazer. He d. April 2, 1871, Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. LoRETTA, b. Oct. 30, 1846; m. Feb. 12, 1867, George B. Walker of 

Cornish. Two children. (See Walker.) 
ii. Sarah Maria, b. Nov. 19, 1850; d. Jan. 25, 1854. 
iii. Ellen Louisa, b. May 29, 1855. Unm. (1910). 

7. Charles Edwins Jackson (Eleazer^^) h. July 19, 1827. Inherited and 

always lived on the homestead of father and grandfather; m. Oct. 8, 
1855, Judith Chase Bryant, dau. of Sjdvanus and Sopliia (Woodward) 
Bryant of Cornish, b. Dec. 10, 1829. Of a pleasant and genial disposi- 
tion, he won many friends. A Democrat and his party in the minority, 
yet he has repeatedly been elected on the board of selectmen. He also 
represented the to-mi in the legislature of 1877. In military times he was 
Capt. of a Co. of mihtia and afterwards of a company of home guards in 
the time of the C\\n\ War. Was a member of Cheshire Lodge, F. A. A. M. 
He d. Feb. 10, 1904. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i, Jennie Lois, b. Jan. 19, 1858; m. Jime 15, 1886, William Dwight 
Spaulding, then of Cornish. Tliree children. (See Spaulding.) 
They res. in Hartland, Vt. He is in trade. 

ii. Lizzie Mary, b. May 29, 1862; m. Dec. 24, 1884, George Henry 
BojTiton, then of Cornish Flat, but since 1888 a hardware dealer 
in Claremont. Four children: 1. John J., b. June 11, 1888. 

2. Lois Harriet, b. Sept. 8, 1891; d. Nov. 23, 1908. 3. Florence 
Judith, b. Feb. 14, 1894. 4. Katharine, b. June 2, 1896. • 

Frank C. Jackson, son of Ephraim and Mary (Gould) Jackson, was b. Feb. 

22, 1832, in : m. first, • — . She d. — ; m. second, in 

Cornish, Sept. 30, 1890, Mrs. Emily (Sanford) Bacon of Providence, R. I., 



dau. of W. C. and Hannah (Dewey) Sanford, b. in Kingston, R. I. A 
milliner. No children by either marriage. He was a machinist and 
blacksmith. Lived many years in Providence. Leaving his business there 
he came and settled on the Flat in 1890 (?). Was selectman in 1895-96-97 
and represented the tovm in the legislature of 1898-99. 

Charles Edwin Jackson. 

Rev. James T. Jackson, son of John and Priscilla (Taylor) Jackson was b. in 
Danburjr, March 24, 1834. Fitted for college at Andover Academy, 
N. H., and Mclndoes Academy, Vt. Graduate oi Dartmouth College 
in class of 1859. A successful teacher many years. He m. Sept. 14, 
1865, Martha Mehssa Smith, dau. of Enos and Martha (Sulloway) 
Smith, b. May 28, 1840. Having been "approbated to preach" by 
the Concord, N. H., Congregational Association, he came to Cornish 
in April, 1874, where he remained twenty-two years in the ministry, 
a much beloved pastor and townsman. (See Congregational Church 
History; also "Old Folks Visit.") After his dismission from the Congre- 


gational Church he rem. to Merrimac, Mass., where he spent about 
fourteen years as a farmer. In 1910, he returned to Cornish, having 
purchased the Eleazer Jackson farm where he lives. Cliildren, b. in 
Danbury : 

i. John Ends, b. July 19, 1870; d. in Cornish July 5, 1880. 
ii. A son b. Feb. 6, 1872, and d. Feb. 25, 1872. 

Japhet Jackson, a brother of Eleazer, Benjamin and Michael, was b. about 
1755. Evidently he lived in town a few years, as he m. June 5, 1800, in 
Cornish, Hannah Currier, dau. of Moses and Mary (Hall) Currier, who 
was b. April 15, 1780. No record of any children b. in town or further 
record of this family. 

Michael Jackson, also a brother of Lieut. Eleazer Jackson was b. June 7, 
1750. He came from Watertown, Mass., and lived some years in Cor- 
nish near liis brother; m. first, Deborah Jenks; after her death in 1794, 
he m. Aug. 7, 1796, Polly Shapley of Cornish. It is not known when 
or where he rem. or when he d. There is no gravestone record of him or 
of liis family in town excepting one son. Children, all by first wife, 
and a part at least b. in town: 

i. Ruth, b. ; m. , a Woodard. 

ii. Louisa, b. — — ; m. ——, Elias Jenks. 

2. iii. Otis, b. , 1777. 

iv. Zipporah, b. , 1778; m. , Thomas Kendrick, b. in 1766 and 

d. in 1845. She d. in 1858. 

V. Sophia, b. ; m. — — ; Ira Hewes. 

vi. Polly, b. ; m. , Ira Warren. 

vii. Michael, Jr., b. ; m. Olive Colwell. 

viii. Sylvester, b. ; m. , Anna Cadwell. 

ix. Dexter, b. . 

2. Otis2 Jackson (MichaeU) was b. in 1777 (?); m. Oct. 13, 1802, Catharine 
Morse, b. in 1780 and d. June 12, 1859, aged 79. He d. July 21, 1857, 
aged 80. Children, so far as known, chiefly from death record: 

i. Harris, b. March 2, 1804. 

ii. John, b. April 11, 1806. 

iii. Josephine, b. Aug. 27, 1808. Never m. ; d. Nov. 18, 1862. 

iv. George B., b. March 11, 1811. 

V. Mary Lydia, b. July 27, 1813; d. Jan. 6, 1831. 

vi. Marshall, b. Dec. 13, 1818; d. Nov. 22, 1835. 


Burnam Jacobs was b. in Croydon Oct. 10, 1805. Came to Cornish when a 

young man; m. , EUza Stearns, dau. of Benjamin and Sabra (York) 

Stearns, b. in 1810. About 1842, they rem. and settled in Rockford, 
111., where they spent the remainder of their lives. Their children were 


all b. in Cornish. Those whose death records are mentioned were 
buried in town: 

i. Hannah, b. in 1834; d. July 14, 1837. 

ii. Maria (or Mary), b. in 1835. 

iii. Helen E., b. Feb. — , 1837; d. March 21, 1837. 

iv. Charles, b. in 1837. 

V. Achild, unnamed, b. in 1838; d. July 23, 1839. 

vi. Luther, b. in 1839. 

vii. Margaret, b. in 1841. 


This family is of Enghsh and Scotch descent. Of this family was Isaac 
Jenney who was b. in Dartmouth, Mass., May 5, 1743. He m. Sept. 
27, 1770, Margaret Thompson of Stoughton, Mass. He was a pioneer 
settler in that part of Grantham afterwards annexed to Plainfield. 
Here they brought up a family of eight children, all b. in Grantham. 
We have been unable to find the full record of all of these, but from 
various sources, we obtain the following partial record : 

i. Ebenezer, b. Aug., 1773; m. and lived in Leicester, Vt., and had a 
family of eight sons, and d. there. 
2. ii. Asa, b. Aug. 17, 1776. 

iii. Ephraim, b. in 1781. Lived first in Chester, Vt., where he m. Lois 
Heald of that town. They lived here and raised a large family. 
A short time before his death he rem. to Davenport, Iowa, where 
he d. Jan. 16, 1844, in the home of his son Stephen P., who d. 
April 4, 1848, leaving a dau. Lois. 

iv. David Thompson, b. in 1782; m. March 9, 1817, Sally Rice of Cor- 
nish, dau. of Dimond and Lydia (Bradley) Rice, b. March 26, 
1797, and d. in Roxbury, Vt., April 30, 186.5. He d. in Middle- 
sex, Vt., April 4, 1868. They had eight chiUlren. The first 
two were b. in Cornish: 1. Sarah Amelia, b. Dec. 19, 1817. 2. 
Samantha Maria, b. April 26, 1819. The rest of the children 
were b. in Roxbury, Vt. One of their sons, Lucius M., who res. 
in Tacoma, Wash., has rendered this account of his father's 

V. Ansel. No record except name. 

vi. Isaac, Jr. No record except name. 

2. Asa2 Jenney, the second son of Isaac and Margaret (Thompson) Jenney, 
was b. Aug. 17, 1776. He m. Jan., 1803, Cynthia Olds and raised a 
large family. He remained on the homestead all his life dying June 
30, 1847. His wife d. April 3, 1846. Children, all b. in Grantham: 

i. LoDiCEA, b. May, 1804; d. Sept. 28, 1810. 

ii. Cynthia, b. Nov. 29, 1805; m. Feb. 13, 1840, Alvin Bean. Three 

children. She d. in 1883. 
iii. Calvin, b. Feb. 9, 1808. Never m.; d. April 21, 1837. 


iv. Asa, Jr., b. May 23, 1810; m. Aug. 23, 1831, Irena Powers. No 
children. He was instantly killed in the street on Cornish Flat 
by being thrown from his carriage by horse becoming frightened. 
(See Casualties.) 

3. V. EzEKiEL O., b. Oct. 20, 1812. 

4. vi. Chauncey Perry, b. Feb. 27, 1815. 

vii. Lodicea, 2d, b. Feb., 1816; d. May 28, 1818. 
viii. Infant unnamed; d. March 3, 1818. 

5. ix. Bryant, b. May 11, 1819. 

X. Mary, b. Nov., 1821; d. Jan. 21, 1822. 
xi. Louisa, b. 1824; d. April 10, 1825. 

xii. Mehitabel, b. Feb. 7, 1826; m. Dec. 3, 1849, Samuel Bean of Plain- 
field. One child that d. in 1860. Mrs. Bean d. March 21, 1872. 

3. EzEKiEL 0.» Jenney (Asa^, Isaacs) h. Oct. 20, 1812; m. Nov. 27, 1841, 

Mary Pike of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Lucinda Pike, b. Oct. 23, 
1812. Res., Plainfield. He d. Oct. 27, 1876. She d. Feb. 24, 1895, aged 
82. Five children: 

i. Asa B., b. Nov. 17, 1842. Never m. 

ii. Alfred P., b. April 29, 1845; m. — — , Josie Marsh. 

iii. Henry K., b. April 19, 1847; m. , Whipple. 

iv. Mary F., b. July 11, 1849. Never m.; d. -. 

v. Frank E., b. Aug. 10, 1853; m. Sept. 1, 1874, Lois A. Cutting of 

Newport, dau. of Freeman and Emily A. (Hubbard) Cutting, 

b. July 15, 1855. Six children. 

4. Chauncey Perry' Jenney (Asa-, Isaacs) h. Feb. 27, 1815; m. March 

5, 1846, Lucia A. Comings of Cornish, dau. of Andrew and Lydia 
(Jackson) Comings, b. Jan. 30, 1816. They lived in Plainfield one year 
after marriage, and in 1847 rem. to Cornish and settled on the farm for- 
merly owned and occupied by Dea. J. Wakefield, overlooking the Flat. 
Here he lived and took an active part in farming, town and school 
affairs for forty-one years, when, in 1888, he sold out and with his wife 
rem. to Toledo, Ohio, to res. with their son, their only child. Mr. 
Jenney d. Oct. 9, 1903. His wife d. June 9, 1905, both in Toledo, Ohio. 

6. i. Fred Comings, b. Sept. 12, 1848. 

5. Bryants Jenney (Asa\ Isaacs) h. May 11, 1819; m. Nov. 24, 1846, Susan 

J. Atwood, dau. of Joshua and Sally (Hardy) Atwood, b. April 8, 1827. 
He was the proprietor of the hotel on Cornish Flat, and managed it 
several years until failing health caused him to dispose of it. He d. 
July 4, 1866. She survived him until Jan. 12, 1892, aged 64. One child: 

i. George Bryant, b. in 1853, in Cornish; m. , Fanny Dudley of 

Windsor, Vt. Lived in Cliftondale and Maiden, Mass. Was 
employed by the Metropolitan Insurance Co. He d. in Maiden, 
Sept. 29, 1910, leaving a wid., two sons and two daughters. 


6. Fred C.'' Jenney {Chauncey Perry*, Asa^, Isaacs) h. in Cornish Sept. 
12, 1848. At 21 he left home and res. in Concord about ten years; m. 
Aug. 30, 1877, Clara B. Ford. In 1879 he rem. to Toledo, Ohio, where he 
is employed as locomotive engineer on the L. S. and M. S. R. R. Has 
had three children: 

i. Harry Tilton, b. July 4, 1878, in Concord, 
ii. Eva Ford, b. March 13, 1880, in Concord, 
iii. Cora Mae, b. Feb. 19, 1884, in Toledo, Ohio. 


Dea. Reuben Jirauld (also spelled Gerald and Jirald) was b. in France in 
1734 and came to this country "at the time of the Huguenot war," 
or at the time when they were oppressed and persecuted. He was re- 
puted to have been very wealthy in France, but his property was confis- 
cated and he fled to this country bringing nothing with him but his Bible. 
It appears that he settled at first in Plainfield, Conn., where he m. 
Jan. 1, 1757, Joanna Spaulding, a dau. of Philip and Elizabeth (Cleve- 
land) Spaulding, b. Sept. 22, 1733, in Plainfield, Conn., and d. in Cor- 
nish, Aug. 31, 1807. He with his family early came and settled in 
Cornish (possibly Plainfield at the first). He d. in Cornish May 8, 
1800. Children (so far as known) : 

i. Martha, b. Aug. 2, 1759; m. in 1782, Dr. Joseph Chapman of 

Cornish. Ten children. (See Chapman.) She d. March 15, 

1855, aged 95-6. 
ii. Polly, b. 1761; m. Oct. 16, 1784, Joseph Chase of Cornish. Ten 

children. (See Chase.) She d. July 28, 1845, aged 84. • 
iii. Hannah, b. ; m. , David Read. Three children : 1. Jacob. 

2. Phillip. 3. Hiram. (See Read.) She d. in 1858. 
iv. Sally, b. ; m. , Asa Cole. She d. in 1832. He, in 1852. 


At least four distinct families of Johnsons and their descendants have lived 
in ^ town, with no known relationship to each other, yet doubtless they all 
might be traced to a common English ancestor. 

1. Abraham Johnson was b. in Eng., June 13, 1730. He came in early life 
to Portsmouth and soon after settled in Greenland. Plere he m. about 
1760, Mercy Huggiiis, dau. of John and Hannah (Ayers) Huggins, b. 
Sept. 15, 1739, and d. April 22, 1815, aged 76. They came to Cornish 
in 1782, when he was 52 years of age, and settled on the farm, ever since 
kejit in the name, and now owned and occupied by his great-grandson, 
J. Farris Johnson. He d. Oct. 24, 1803. Children, all b. before com- 
ing to town, except the last two: 

i. Sarah, b. Dec. 2, 1762. Never m. She d. Aug. 30, 18.30. 
2. ii. Joshua, b. Oct. 29, 1764. 
iii. Hannah, b. Dec. 23, 1766. 


3. iv. John, b. Feb. 7, 1768. 

V. Margaret, b. March 5, 1770. 

vi. Rebecca, b. Feb. 17, 1772. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1779; m. Feb. 1, 1807, Washington Town. 

viii. Mercy, b. April 30, 1781. 

ix. Mary, b. August 6, 1784, in Cornish; m. April 11, 1816, Charles 

Lothrop then of Cornish. Seven children. (See Lothrop.) 
X. Abraham, Jr., b. Nov. 6, 1793, in Cornish. 
One of the daughters m. Haines of Northfield, Vt. 

2. JosHUA2 Johnson (Abraham^) was b. Oct. 29, 1764; m. , Experience 

Barrows. Res., . Children: 

i. Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1790. 

ii. Melissa, b. July 23, 1792. 

iii. Joshua, b. June 18, 1794. 

iv. RuHAMA Thompson, b. July 23, 1796. 

v. Sarah, b. May 5, 1798. 

vi. Experience, b. May 11, 1800. 

vii. Abraham, b. Dec. 9, 1801. 

viii. HuLDAH Wyman, b. May 22, 1804. 

ix. John Lorenzo, b. Dec. 29, 1806. 

3. JoHN2 Johnson (Abraham'-) was b. Feb. 7, 1768, in Greenland. Came to 

Cornish with his father when 14 years of age; m. in 1791, Hannah 
Huggins, his cousin, dau. of Jonathan and Ruhama (Brown) Huggins, 
b. Nov. 10, 1771, and d. Feb. 26, 1869, aged 97 years, 3 months, 16 days. 
They res. through life on the same farm that his father owned and occu- 
pied. He d. March 10, 1816, aged 49. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ruhama B., b. Dec. 26, 1793; m. in 1853, Waterman Spaulding of 

Plainfield. She d. Sept. 2, 1855. 
ii. Hannah, b. April 7, 1796; d. Aug. 26, 1810. 
iii. Peninnah, b. Aug. 26, 1798; d. March 31, 1811. 
"So fades the lovely blooming flower 
Smiling solace of an hour." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

iv. Judith, b. May 19, 1801 ; m. Sept. 6, 1820, Warren Rice. 
V. Harriet, b. Nov. 12, 1803. Never m.; d. Feb. 21, 1855. 
vi. Philenda, b. Nov. 26, 1805; m. Dec. 14, 1825, Levi Ayers of Cor- 
nish. Ten cliildren. (See Ayers.) She d. Aug. 25, 1885. 

4. vii. John, b. Sept. 14, 1807. 

5. viii. AuRiN, b. July 21, 1811. 

4. Johns Johnson (Jokn^, Abraham^) was b. Sept. 14, 1807; m. Dec. 18, 

1832, Orrel Fletcher of Cornish, dau. of Ebenezer and Sybil (Spaulding) 
Fletcher, b. June 4, 1813; d. Dec. 9, 1908. He was a thrifty farmer 
and spent his entire life on the homestead of his father, djang Feb. 28, 
1892. Children: 


i. JoHX Farris, b. June 18, 1833; m. Dec. 18, 1873, Annie Parnell of 
Claremont, formerly of Kent Co., England., b. May 22, 1847, 
dau. of Richard Parnell. No children. Res. on the Johnson 
homestead, making the 4th generation living in the same home. 
A farmer. 

ii. Hiram, b. Feb. 22, 1837. Soon after he became of age, he went west 
to Woodburn, 111., living there several years, but at present 
(1905) in Decatur, 111. He represented the town of Woodburn 
in the state legislature, and has been honored in many ways by 
his fellow citizens. He enlisted, April, 1861, in the first 111. Regt . 
that was mustered into ser\dce from that state. Was mustered 
out in July of the same year. Reenlisted, Sept., 1864, and 
remained in the service till mustered out, Aug., 1865. Was 
1st Sergt. In 1863, he m. Tillie Sanner of Illinois. Four children, 
all b. in Illinois. 

5. ArREN» Johnson (John-', Abrahatm) was b. July 21, 1811. A farmer and 

always lived in town; spent two and one half years (1852-54) in Cal.; 
m. first, Nov. 9, 1837, Mary Weld of Cornish, dau. of John and Mary 
(Hilhard) Weld, b. Feb. 8, 1814, and d. June 26, 1874; m. second. May 
26, 1878, Elizabeth G. Billings. She d. Oct. 18, 1889. He d. March 7, 
1883. Children, all by first wife and b. in town: 
i. Langdon O., b. Sept. 9, 1839; d. March 19, 1866, in Lowell, Mass. 

6. ii. Freeman A., b. May 5, 1846. 

iii. John Weld, b. Dec. 30, 1848; d. Dec. 15, 1868. 

6. Freeman A.< Johnson (Auren*, John^, Abraham^) was b. May 5, 1846; 

m. Sept. 12, 1871, Jennie L. Johnson, dau. of William P. and Saloma A. 
(Souther) Johnson, b. Feb. 26, 1846. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Alvah F., b. July 26, 1872; d. May 3, 1896. 

7. ii. Eben M., b. Feb. 1, 1874. 

iii. Mary S., b. May 14, 1876; m. Sept. 16, 1902, Charles Henry Stone 
of Windsor, Vt., where she res. Two children: 1. Helen B., 
b. Nov. 20, 1904. 2. Laura J., b. Nov. 25, 1905. 

7. Eben 'Sl.^ Johnson {Freeman A.^ Auren^, Johrv-, Abraham^) was b. Feb. 

1, 1874; m. Oct. 30, 1901, Vonnie M. Stearns of Charlestown and form- 
erly of Cornish, dau. of Philander C. and Laura J. (Mace) Stearns, b. 
Nov. 25, 1875. Mr. Johnson is a farmer; res. with his parents on 
the old Weld town farm property. Has served four years as select- 
man of the town. Children: 

i. Dayton F., b. May 6, 1904. 
ii. Helen R., b. Oct. 8, 1906. 
iii. Lor a S., b. June 20, 1909. 

1. Abel Johnson was b. May 28, 1748, in . Settled in Cornish in 

1786; m. first, , Beulah Coy of , b. 1753. She d. Nov. 8, 


1792, aged 39; m. second, Feb. 6, 1793, Sarah E. Chase of Cornish, 
dau. of Samuels and Silence (Stow) Chase, b. 1766 and d. March 5, 1819. 
He d. April 25, 1819, aged 71. A farmer, a prominent Free Mason and 
a man highly respected. Children by first wife, and b. in town: 

i. Leonard, b. Sept. 28, 1788; m. Thirzah Stevens, lived and d. in 

Nort humberland . 
ii. Clarissa, b. Aug. 31, 1790; d. July 27, 1791. 
iii. Abel, b. May 3, 1792; d. Feb. 26, 1793. 

Children by second wife and b. in town: 

iv. Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1793. Never m.; d. Aug. 24, 1864. 

V. Martha, b. 1794 (? 1797); m. Jan. 16, 1815, Daniel Cole of Plain- 
field. Six children. (See Cole.) She d. March 2, 1832. 

vi. Polly, b. Dec. 1, 1795; m. Joseph Freeman. One child, Mary, who 

m. , A. S. Bartholomew of Plainfield. Polly d. Dec. 20, 


2. vii. Seth, b. June 4, 1797. 

viii. Joseph K., b. March 15, 1800; m. first, Oct. 8, 1822, Louisa Chase 
of Cornish, dau. of John and Louisa (Joslyn) Chase, b. March 
25, 1796; d. March 16, 1852. They lost a son Leonard who d. 
Oct. 25, 1835-24. Also another child April 3, 1834, aged 5 

mos.; m. second, , Thankful E. Webster, who d. Dec. 19, 

1892. Mr. Johnson d. Aug. 21, 1880. 

ix. Samuel C, b. Sept. 4, 1802; d. Feb. 22, 1804. 

X. Mary, b. March 29, 1808; m. Oct. 20, 1831, Laurens Alfred Grannis 
of Claremont. (First wife.) She d. July 27, 1835. 

2. Seth2 Johnson (Abel^) was b. June 4, 1797; m. first, Oct. 8, 1817, Joanna, dau. of Joseph^ and Polly (Jirauld) Chase, b. May 10, 1796, and 

d. Sept. 10, 1849; m. second, • , Louisa McKenzie, dau. of , 

b. 1810 and d. Jan. 30, 1893, aged 83. He d. July 17, 1875, aged 78. 
He was possessed of a nobility of character and bearing that won 
respect. Was a prominent churchman and Free Mason. He repre- 
sented the town in the legislature of 1866. Children by Joanna, and 
b. in town: 

i. Sophia, b. April 5, 1818; m. Watson. She d. Oct., 1863. 

3. ii. Edwin Chase, b. Oct. 15, 1820. 

iii. Delia, b. March 10, 1823; d. Sept. 26, 1823. 

iv. Erasmus Darwin, b. Nov. 1, 1824; m. Sarah Murdough. 

V. Emily, b. Nov. 26, 1826; m. , Paschal P. Story. 

vi. Abel, b. Feb. 8, 1829. 

vii. Alfred, b. March 21, 1831; m. , Sarah F. Grimes of , 

b. July 9, 1838. 

viii. Arthur, b. March 27, 1833. 

Child by Louisa McKenzie: 

ix. Richard M., b. Nov. 14, 1850; d. March 24, 1873. 


3. Edwin Chases Johnson (SetJv-, Abcb) was b. Oct. 15, 1820. Spent several 
j'ears in Cal. Came ba('k to Cornish in 1863; m. June 4, 1863, Ellen 
Maria Spaulding of Cornish, dau. of Rev. Alvah and Ambra 
(Tower) Spaulding, b. June 25, 1839, and d. Nov. 14, 1897. He 
engaged in farming several years till he d. April 5, 1891. Children, 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Arbella Ambra, b. Nov. 11, 1866; m. Nov. 3, 1894, Dr. Charles 

B. Warren. Res. at Green Cove Springs, Fla. She d. Dec. 

12, 1910. Left two daughters. 
ii. Nellie Johanna, b. June 30, 1869; m. May 21, 1897, John E. Kelley. 

Two children: 1. Ellen Mclver. 2. John E., Jr. They live 

in Mint urn, Eagle Co., Col. 

Jesse Johnson, a brother of Abel, a Revolutionary soldier, settled first in 

Plainfield; was b. in 1755; m. Sarah Harrington, who was b. 

in 1757, and d. Aug. 8, 1851, in Cornish, at the home of her dau., aged 
94. Mr. Johnson d. in Plainfield, near Cornish line, April 3, 1839. 

i. Lucy, b. May 24, 1791; m. Dec. 29, 1819, Peletiah F. Bartlett of 

Cornish. Six children. (See Bartlett.) She d. Oct. 23, 1860. 
ii. Sally (or Sarah), b. Dec. 15, 1792; m. March 5, 1816, Nathaniel 

Bartlett, brother of Peletiah. Nine children. (See Bartlett.) 

She d. Sept. 13, 1864. 
2. ill. Samuel, b. May 2, 1794. 

iv. Hannah, b. , 1798; m. Dec. 31, 1819, Harvey Smith of Cornish. 

Seven children. (See Smith.) She d. Oct. 2, 1869, aged 71. 
V. Phebe, b. ; m. , John King.sbury. 

2. Samuel= Johnson (Jesse^) was b. May 2, 1794; m. April 13, 1820, Ruhama 
Luey, dau. of Thomas and Ruhama (Roberts) Luey, b. Nov. 29, 1798. 
Lived in town till 1852, then rem. to Windsor, Vt.; lived several years 
on a farm. After they became enfeebled by age, in 1875, they went to 
Milford, Mass. (now Hopedale), where in the home of their dau., Har- 
riet, they spent the remainder of their lives. They both d. the same 
month. He d. Jan. 21, and she d. the 27th of Jan., 1878. Both are 
buried in Windsor, Vt. Children, all 1). in Cornish: 

i. Laurilla Cyrenia, b. Oct. 22, 1820; m. March 2, 1843, William D. 

Spaulding of Cornish. One child, Lucien L. (See Spaulding.) 

She d. Jan. 24, 1871. 
ii. Marcia Ann, b. , 1825; m. , 1846, John B. Parker, a music 

teacher. She d. July 16, 1848, aged 23, in Cornish. One child. 

(See Parker.) 
iii. Harriet, b. Jan. 25, 1828; m. July, 1852, Newell N. Nelson; lived 

in Milford, Mass. One child; Samuel N., b. ; d. Feb. 25, 

1893. She d. April 9, 1900. 


iv. Samuel Newell, b. , 1829; d. June 20, 1849. 

V. Ellen E., b. • ; 1832; m. June 27, 1849, John B. Parker, the 

wid. of her deceased sister. She d. March 24, 1878, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. One child. (See Parker.) 

Nathaniel Johnson was b. in Greenland June 1, 1768. He was the son of 
Ebenezer and Hannah (Marston) Johnson. Came to Cornish when 
young (date unknown); m. in 1795 (or 6), Eleanor Whitten of Cornish, 
dau. of John and Anne Whitten, b. Oct. 4, 1777, and d. May 31, 1841, 
aged 63. Mr. Johnson was a farmer and lived in the north part of the 
town, which place has remained in the family name ever since. He d. 
Sept. 26, 1855, aged 87. Children, all b. in Cornish. 

i. James W., b. April 7, 1797. When of age he m. and settled in North- 
field, Vt., and d. there April 1, 1870. 

ii. Eleanor, b. May, 1800; m. Nov. 29, 1821, John Fitch of Cornish. 
Three children. (See Fitch.) She d. June 17, 1870. 

iii. Hannah W., b. July 6, 1803; m. April 29, 1830, Aaron Bryant of 
Cornish. (Four children.) See Bryant. She d. Feb. 24, 

iv. John, b. Sept. 15, 1806; d. April 25, 1852 (weak minded). 

v. Annie, b. Jan. 13, 1810; d. Jan. 12, 1867. Never m. 

vi. Nathaniel, Jr., b. Aug. 29, 1812; m. , . He d. April 10, 

1850, in Woodstock, Vt. Three children. 

2. vii. William P., b. Nov. 11, 1815. 

\iii. Mary E., b. Sept. 7, 1818. Never m. She d. April 30, 1893, in 

ix. Fidelia E., b. Dec. 29, 1820; m. Sept. 15, 1846, George F. Souther 

of Plainfield. She d. Aug. 5, 1895, in Randolph, Vt. One 

child, Lucia A. 

2. William P.2 Johnson (Nathanieb) h. Nov. 11, 1815; m. Oct. 29, 1844, 

Salome A. Souther, dau. of David and Mary (Avery) Souther of Plain- 
field, b. Feb. 28, 1824, and d. Oct. 21, 1894. He d. Oct. 23, 1897. A 
farmer, lived and died on the homestead. Cared for his parents during 
their advanced age. Had quite a musical talent. Led the Baptist 
Church choir forty years in Plainfield. Children, all b. in town; 

i. Jennie L., b. Feb. 26, 1846; m. Sept. 12, 1871, Freeman A. Johnson. 

Three children. (See Abraham Johnson record.) 
ii. Arabella F., b. Nov. 30, 1848. 

3. iii. Frank L., b. Sept. 24, 1852. 

4. iv. Ed E., b. Aug. 5, 1858. 

3. Frank L.' Johnson {William P.% Nathanieb) was b. Sept. 24, 1852; m. 

Dec. 25, 1876, Dora S. Chase of Cornish, dau. of Louis T. and Mary 
(Smith) Chase, b. Sept. 7, 1859. Res. on the homestead of Jacob Chase. 
A farmer and stock dealer. He d. Feb. 5, 1910. One child: Marjorie 
May, b. May 7, 1892. 


4. Ed E.» Johnson (William Pj, Nathanieb) was b. Aug. 5, 1858; m. Nov. 
26, 1885, Anna Isabel Lear of Cornish, dau. of William D. and 
Hannah (Fletcher) Lear, b. Nov. 5, 1864. A farmer and resided on 
the farm formerly the Josiah Stone homestead. After his father's death, 
he returned to the Nathaniel Johnson homestead. He d. Oct. 6, 1907. 
Children, all b. in town: 

i. Darwin B., b. Oct. 1, 1886. 
ii. Chajiles W., b. Feb. 8, 1890. 
iii. Oscar Frank, b. Oct. 16, 1899. 


Wells H. Jones, b. , lived in town several years. He m. Feb. 2, 1878, 

Ella E. Williams of Cornish, dau. of George Philander and Caroline 
E. (Wliite) Williams, b. Oct. 28, 1856, and d. June 25, 1899. Children: 

i. Hattie E., b. Sept. 12, 1878; m. . 

ii. Frank E., b. May 13, 1884; m. Jan. 13, 1909, Vera Savage of Rut- 
land, Vt. 
iii. Fred L., b. Dec. 25, 1888. 


1. Wardner Jordan was b. in Plainfield in 1818. He m. first, about 1845, 

Lucy W^hittaker of Grantham, b. in 1823. He with his family came to 
Cornish, in the employ of the town and had charge of the town farm 
for two years. After this, he bought the David Richardson farm, which 
he leased a few years to Levi H. Sanderson while he returned to Plain- 
field. In 1869, he came back to Cornish remaining two years and 
then sold his farm to OUver P. Burr, and returned to Plainfield. His wife 
d. there March 27, 1872. He m. second, in 1874, a Mrs. Blanchard, 
who d. in Aug., 1886. He d. Aug. 11, 1889. Children, all by Lucy: 

2. i. Worth C, b. May 2, 1848. 
'ii. John, b. Dec, 1852. Rendered mentally weak by epilepsy; d. in 

Plainfield Aug. 1, 1873, by accidental drowning, 
iii. Columbus C, b. May 22, 1856; m. April, 1885, Bessie Jordan of 

iv. Byron, b. Nov. 12, 1863; d. unm. March 8, 1890. 

2. Worth C.^ Jordan (Wardneri) was b. May 2, 1848. Lived in town most 

of his life; m. first, Nov. 21, 1867, Lizzie E. Ayers of Cornish, dau. of 
Stephen and Charlotte (Emerson) Ayers, b. Nov. 4, 1844, and d. May 
18, 1887; m. second, Nov. 17, 1887, Mrs. Eva L. (Newton) Leslie, dau. of 
Rufus Newton of Plainfield, b. Feb. 22, 1854, and d. June 10, 1903. He 
d. in Plainfield Nov. 30, 1899. Children all b. in Cornish, by first wife: 

i. Vinnie, b. ; m. first , William Curtis of Cornish. He d. 

April 10, 1897; m. second , Woodard. 

ii. Martin E., b. ; d. in Plainfield April 6, 1906. 

Child by last wife: 

iii. Ada, b. Dec. 7, 1890. 



The Kelleys of Cornish are of EngMsh descent. Their hne can be traced 
beyond the Norman conquest to the ancient Britons. The first known 
immigrant to this country was Johni Kelley, who came from Newbury, 
Eng., to Newbury, Mass., in 1633, four generations succeeding him. 
The name John followed in the ancestral line. WiUiam Somer« Kelley 
{John 3-4-j-:-i) with Mary (Howe) Kelley, his wife, res. in Salem and 
had eight cliildren. Their youngest son, Amos', was b. in Salem Aug. 
8, 1800; came to Cornish in 1825; m. Feb. 14, 1826, Abigail Coburn 
of Cornish, dau. of Simon and Ruth (Eaton) Coburn, b. Aug. 22, 1803, 
d. Feb. 15, 1878, aged 74. Mr. Kelley d. in Cornish Aug. 3, 1881; a 
farmer and a quiet, unpretending, conscientious citizen. Children, 
all b. in Cornish: 

i. Albert O., b. Sept. 15, 1826. Never m.; d. March 22, 1899. 

ii. Sabra a., b. Jan. 21, 1828; m. Oct. 15, 1848, John P. Foster of Salem. 

Six children. She d. June 17, 1868. 
iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1830; m. Feb. 18, 1853, James F. 

Tasker of Cornish. Three children. (See Tasker.) Shed. March 

14, 1864. 
iv. Marcia L., b. March 9, 1832; m. Nov. 15, 1863, Joshua C. B. Whar- 
ton, in Mattoon, 111. One child b. March 6, 1865. Res. Col. 
V. Abbie Jane, b. Feb. 28, 1834; m. April 14, 1858, Dea. Henry E. 

Rich of Cornish. She d. July 27, 1878. No children, except 

one^ — Anna, whom they had adopted, 
vi. Emily R., b. July 1, 1836; m. April 8, 1856, S. Manville Nott,then 

of Claremont. Settled in Charlestown, 111. Seven children, 

all except the first b. in Illinois, 
vii. Simon C, b. May 19, 1838. A shoe manufacturer in Methuen, 

Mass; m. Oct. 22, 1862, Hattie F. Emery of Berwick, Me, 

Two children. 
viii. Adaline S., b. Jan. 16, 1840; m. Dec. 27, 1864, James F. Tasker, 

the husband of her deceased sister. Two children. (See 

2. ix. Orra Amos, b. June 4, 1842. 

X. Arabel R., b. Aug. 16, 1845; m. Feb. 14, 1867, Marvin Judah 

Deming of Cornish. One child. (See Deming.) 
xi. Marion A., b. Sept. 14, 1846; m. Nov. 14, 1871, John P. S. Smith 

of Cornish. Three sons. (See Smith.) 

2. Orra Amos^ Kelley {Amosi, William *§.«, J ohn'-^-*-'^^) b. June 4, 1842. 

Remained on the homestead and had the care of his parents during 

their last years. Farmer. Since 1890 has res. on Cornish Flat; m. 

July 1, 1866, Mary E. Woodcock of Corinth, Vt. Children, all b. in 

Cornish : 
i. Eva M., b. April 11, 1867. 
ii. Lillian J., b. Sept. 21, 1869. 
iii. Hattie M., b. March 3, 1872. 



Rev. Ariel Kendrick was b. March 31, 1771, in Coventry, Conn. He was 
the son of Ebenezer and Anne (Davenport) Kondrick, the third of 
eight children. When five years of age the family rem. to Hanover. 
He was ever the subject of serious religious impressions and was early 
inclined to the Christian ministry. Choosing it for his life work he 
prepared himself for it, beginning to preach in Hanover. He settled 
in Woodstock, Vt., and afterwards in Salisbury, where he remained 
four years. After this he came to Cornish in the year 1801. Here he 
settled and was pastor of the Baptist Church about twenty years. 
His last years were spent in Cavendish, Vt., where he d. March 25, 
1856, aged 85. He m. first, Oct. 25, 1792, Penelope Cotton, b. Dec. 
25, 1769, and d. April 14, 1844, aged 74; m. second, about 1850, Mrs. 
Emma Parker, wid. of Dr. Parker of Cavendish, Vt. She was b. May 
20, 1887, and d. June 23, 1876, aged 89. Children, all by Penelope: 

2. i. Clark, b. Nov. 3, 1794. 

ii. Abigail, b. Jan. 19, 1796, in Woodstock, Vt.; m. Oct. 18, 1847, 
Aaron White of Cornish. (Second wife.) She d. April 12, 1852. 

3. iii. Ariel, Jr., b. Dec. 15, 1797, in Salisbury. 

4. iv. James, b. Nov. 6, 1799, in Salisbury. 

v. Mary Chase, b. Nov. 26, 1801, in Cornish; m. 1826, David 

Walker. Three children. Lived in Charlestown, Va. 
vi. Stillman, b. Nov. 9, 1803; d. March 27, 1812. 
vii. Louisa, b. April 10, 1805. Never m. She d. in Thetford, Vt., in 

viii. Jesse, b. May 10, 1808; d. March 13, 1809. 
ix. Penelope, b. Dec. 3, 1810; m. James Nevious. Rem. to Charlestown, 

Va. She was a teacher many years. She d. in 1877. 
X. Arvine, b. Feb. 15, 1812; d. July 18, 1813. 
xi. Anne Davenport, b. 1817; m. 1845, John Daggett, b. in 1812 and 

d. Aug. 21, 1892. They res. in Thetford, Vt., where she d. 

Oct. 20, 1887. 

2. Clark2 Kendrick (Ariel^) b. Nov. 3, 1794, in Woodstock, Vt. He m. 
first, Jan. 8, 1823, Lydia Smith (sister of Benj. Smith), b. 1798 
and d. March 16, 1843; m. second, 1842, Elizabeth M. Bailey, dau. 
of Andrew and Rebecca (French) Bailey, b. Dec. 18, 1806, and d. March 
23, 1881. He d. in Cornish May 12, 1849. After Mr. Kendrick's 
death, she m. John Bartlett of Cornish, April 3, 1850. Children by 
Lydia, all b. in Cornish: 

5. i. George Nelson, b. Feb. 6, 1824. 

ii. Lucia Maria, b. Oct. 6, 1826; m. April 19, 1847, Peter Hook of 
Cornish. They rem. to Croydon where she d. July 26, 1854. 
They had four children, all daughters. (See Hook.) 

iii Henry Clark, b. Dec. 16, 1827; m. Nov. 12, 1860, Frances Virginia 
Quevedo, b. March 16, 1843. They res. in Claremont until 
1857; after that in Brooklyn, N. Y., where he d. Feb. 19, 1903. 


A painter and decorator. They had five children all of whom d. in 
infancy except the oldest, Charles Henry Quincy, b. Oct. 6, 
1861, who lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. — the genealogist of the 
Kendrick family. 

6. iv. Horace Lorenzo, b. Feb. 15, 1830. 

V. Eliza Jewett, b. 1835; d. Nov. 15, 1852. 

vi. Benjamin Smith, b. March 5, 1838; m. Nov. 8, 1860, Minerva 

Wiswell, b. 1839. He d. in Springfield, Vt., July 13, 1868. 

Was accidentally killed. Served during the Civil War. Had 

two daughters; res. in Springfield, Vt. 

Child by Ehzabeth M. Bailey: 

7. vii. James Arvine, b. Aug. 3, 1846. 

3. Ariel2 Kendrick (Ariel]) b. Dec. 15, 1797. Studied medicine and 

grad. at Castleton, Vt. Located and practiced in No. Springfield, Vt., 
over fifty years; m. first, Dec. 6, 1826, Mary C. Bryant of Cornish, 
dau. of Sylvanus and Judith (Chase) Bryant, b. Nov. 30, 1807, and d. 
1858. He m. second, Dec. 1, 1858, Mary Jane White, dau. of Moses 
and Mary Dutton White, b. Nov. 9, 1839. No children by first wife. 
One dau. by last wife — Eva Jane. He d. May 12, 1887, honored and 

4. James2 Kendrick (Arieh) h. Nov. 6, 1799. He m. Jan. 3, 1836, Hannah 

Ayers, dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Bartlett) Ayers of Cornish, b. April 
19, 1811, d. April 21, 1904. He was a painter and stone dealer and 
res. in Claremont from the time of his marriage until his death, Oct. 
24, 1877. An upright, honorable man and consistent member of the 
Baptist Church. Children, three daughters, all b. in Claremont: 

i. Evelyn, b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. June 13, 1861, Henry F. Balch. 

Res., Minneapolis, Minn. Three daughters. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1841; d. Oct. 7, 1846. 
iii. Mary France.s, b. March 31, 1846. Res., Claremont. Unm. 

5. George Nelson' Kendrick (CZar/c^, ArieU) h. Feb. 6, 1824. A farmer; 

lived on the farm where his grandfather and father lived; m. Nov. 16, 
1852, Lydia J. Spencer, dau. of Archibald and Lydia F. (Spaulding) 
Spencer of Plainfield, b. May 28, 1829. He d. Dec. 30, 1891. She 
d. March 30, 1908. Children, b. in Cornish: 

i. Lucia Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1856; m. Feb. 22, 1882, Henry W. Deming 

of Cornish. She d. Jan. 22, 1892. No issue. 
ii. Mary Eliza, b. July 11, 1858; d. Feb. 10, 1859. 

6. Horace Lorenzo' Kendrick {Clark--, ArieU) h. Feb. 15, 1830; m. July 

15, 1851, Rachel J. Stearns, dau. of Daniel, Jr., and Mary (Williams) 
Stearns, b. April 5, 1830, in Cornish and d. April 5, 1876, in Claremont. 
He d. Feb. 15, 1855, in Claremont. One child: 


i. Henry Clark, b. Oct. 16, 1853; m. Nov. 23, 1886, Martha J. 
Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Jesse J. and Ehnina (Dunham) 
Bartlett, b. May 28, 1855. They had no children. He d. June 
30, 1910, in the asylum at Concord. Buried in Cornish. 

7. James Arvine' Kendrick {Clarh, Arteh) h. Aug. 3, 1846. An operative 
mason. He m. first, Nov. 26, 1868, Sarah A. Bartlett, dau. of Lyman 
and Catharine Olive (Hilliard) Bartlett, b. July 2, 1847, and d. Jan. 17, 
1892; m. second, March 7, 1893, Lavinia W. Bailey, dau. of Andrew 
and Hannah (Lewis) Bailey, b. June 2, 1846, and d. June 29, 1899; 
m. third, August 8, 1900, Ermina R. Robinson. Children, all by 
Sarah A. Bartlett and b. in Cornish: 

i. Stella Lillian, b. April 14, 1870; m. Feb. 14, 1893, Clifton E. 

Dinsmore. She d. Feb. 28, 1895. 
ii. Kate Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1872; m. July 1, 1894, Fred G. 

Mower. One child: Stella Lillian, b. June 20, 1895. 
iii. Eva Lucinda, b. March 23, 1874; d. Aug. 29, 1880. 
iv. May Lavinia, b. March 1, 1886. 


The Kenyon family came from Rhode Island, The first name we find is 

that of Joseph Kenyon, b. Feb. 5, 1737; m. , Catharine Enos, b. 

Sept. 12, 1742, and d. Sept. 5, 1826. This family came to Plainfield 
(date unknown) and settled on a farm north of Cornish line, opposite 
the farm of Dr. Joseph Chapman in Cornish. He d. April 15, 1829. 
Children : 

2. i. Joseph, Jr., b. March 15, 1761. 
ii. Paine, b. Feb. 26, 1763. 

iii. Marcy, b. March 29, 1765, m. , Abel Stone, Jr. She d. July 15, 

1848. He d. Oct. 23, 1848. 

3. iv. MuMFORD, b. July 28, 1767. 

V. Martha, b. Sept. 7, 1769; m. , Amos Shurtliff. She d. Aug., 

vi. Sabra, b. March 19, 1772; m. , William Spaulding. She d. 

Jan. 1, 1858. 
vii. Ruth, b. Sept. 8, 1774; m. , David Stone. She d. March 8, 

1859. She had eight children. (See Stone.) 
viii. Betsey, b. Feb. 8, 1777; m. first, Barney Fisher; m. second, a Mr. 

Ferand. She d. Feb. 17, 18.53. 
ix. James, b. May 11, 1779; m. -, Betsey Stone. He d. Sept. 10, 


X. Waity, b. Jan. 1, 1782; m. , James Jordan. She d. Dec, 1824, 

xi. Elsie, twin, b. Nov. 23, 1784; m. March 22, 1804, Phinehas Root. 

She d. June 17, 1868. She had two children. (See Root.) 
xii. Ends, twin, b. Nov. 23, 1784; m. first, , Sarah Kenyon, who 

d. March 30, 1816; m. second, Mary Tift. 

xiii. Raytviond, b. ; d. Sept. 17, 1842. 



2. JosEPH~i Kenyon was b. March 15, 1761; m. , Hepsediah Parker. 

Remained on the homestead and good authority says they had sixteen 
children, but several of their names, together with the dates of birth, 
marriage and death of many of the family cannot be found, therefore 
the order of the eleven children as given may not be correct. He d. 
April 11, 1842. Children, as far as ascertained: 

i. Mary, b. ; m. first, Jan. 10, 1805, Jesse Lombard in Windsor, Vt. ; 

m. second, ■ — Cleveland. 

ii. Joseph, Jr., b. ■ — — ; m. Sarah Palmer. Six children. He was 
drum major in the militia and was ever after given the title of 
"Major." He was a worthy man and member of the Congre- 
gational Church in Plainfield. 

4. iii. Elijah P., b.^— , 1803 (?). 

iv. Stephen, b. ; m. . He was a lame man. He attended 

the toll bridge at Windsor several years, 
v. Daniel, b. ; m. • — — -, Sarah Eggleston, dau. of Col. and Betsey 

(Fullam) Eggleston. She d. May 12, 1907. A son of theirs 

(Geo. D.) d. in Claremont Feb. 21, 1901, aged 45 years, 4 months, 

24 days. He had m. Lizzie E. Bartlett, dau. of Sylvester N. 

Bartlett. Daniel d. about 1893. 

vi. Phebe, b. ; m. , Camp. 

vii. Hepsediah, b. 1816; m. William Godfrey. Lived in Lebanon, 
viii. Eliza, twin, m. • ■, James Godfrey, a brother of Wilham. 

Lived in Enfield. He was a shoemaker; she a milliner. They 

d. about 1890. 

5. ix. Isaac C, twin, b. 1816. 

6. X. George Dana, b. ■ ■, 1817. 

xi. James E., b. Jan. -9, 1833; m. ; d. in Plainfield Aug. 

5, 1909. 

3. MuMFORD2 Kenyon (Joseph^) was b. July 28, 1767; m. , Betsey 

Coggswell, b. ■ ; d. Aug. 28, 1829. He d. March 12, 1841. The 

record of their children has not been found, except one : 

7. i. John Nelson, b. 1807. 

4. Elijah P.' Kenyon (Jo.sep/i-i) was b. , 1803; m. , Mary Hunt- 

ington Bingham, dau. of Ehas and Hannah T. Bingham, b. March 
27, 1806, d. Feb. 18, 1872. He lived in Cornish and d. March 14, 1878. 
Children : 

i. An infant, b. ; d. April 27, 1827. 

ii. Hannah P., b. , 1829 (?); m. Dec. 6, 1854, F. J. Chase. She d. 

Sept. 1, 1877. 
iii. Darwin H., b. , 1831 (?); m. March 7, 1861, Maria E. Hyde. 

She d. Oct. 16, 1861, aged 24. He d. Dec. 26, 1861. 
iv. Benjamin Cutler, b. May 9, 1837 (?); m. . He d. 

Nov. 21, 1877. 
V. Ltjcy A., b. Nov. 29, 1834; d. May 12, 1906. 
vi. Abbie L., b. May 26, 1846. Living in Windsor, Vt. (1907); unm. 



5. Isaac Cj Kenyon {Joseph'-^) was b. 

1816; m. May 20, 184G, 

Eliza Emeline Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (John- 
son) Bartlett, b. Jan. 8, 1826. Mr. Kenyon d. Aug. 15, 1857. His 
wid. afterwards, in 1860, m. Alpheus Baldwin, a son of Dr. Eleazer 
Baldwin of Strafford, Vt. She d. Oct. 10, 1895. She left one son by 
first husband: Clarence N. Kenyon, a successful merchant in Barre, Vt., 
b. Jan. 10, 1856, and m. Dec. 27, 1876, Hattie M. Jenness. Have 
had two cliildren. 

The sons of Joseph Kenyon were celebrated for their musical talents, 
especially that of martial music. Isaac C. was a drummer; Stephen was 
a fifer; Joseph was a drum major; Elijah P. was a clarionet pla>er 
and George D. was a bugle and cornet player; his son, Edwin G., 
and grandson, Martin E., are both skilful players on the cornet. 

George D. Kenyon. 

George Dana' Kenyon (Josepfr-^) was b. March, 1817; m. first, May 
20, 1846, Sarah Maria Bartlett, a sister of the wife of his brother, Isaac 
C, b. Aug. 27, 1821, and d. Oct. 8, 1865; m. second, June 27, 1866, 
Lizzie Quinton Atwood of Weathersfield, Vt., dau. of Dr. Robert and 
Ehdra M. (Nutting) Atwood, b. — , 1835 (?), and d. Aug. 8, 1885. 
Mr., Kenyon was a first-class musician, leader and instructor of the 
Windsor brass band many years, was choir leader, etc. 

It will be observed that Mr. Kenyon and his brother Isaac married 
sisters on the same day, and together settled in the same house on 


"Kenyon Hill" in 1846. The brother Isaac d. in 1857. Mr. Kenyon 
continued on the place till after the death of his second wife, when his 
health failing, he sold his farm in 1887 and retired. He d. Sept. 19, 
1889, aged 72. Children, all b. in town: 

8. i. Edwin G., b. Dec. 12, 1849. 

ii. Stella M., b. March 3, 1859; m. Oct. 26, 1880, Orwin A. Huggins 
formerly of Cornish, but has been employed many years as 
freight agent in Windsor, Vt., where they res. One child: 
Jessie, b. . 

Child by second wife: 

iii. Florence M., b. Nov. 12, 1872; m. in Claremont Nov. 27, 1889, 
Fred W. Hurd of Croydon. Lived in town till 1904, when 
they rem. first to Newport two years and in 1906, to Claremont. 
Five children. (See Hurd.) 

7. John Nelson^ Kenton (Mumforcb, Joseph^) was b. in 1807; m. , 

Mary Fortune, b. in 1808, and d. in Cornish July 18, 1865. He d. 
Nov. 1, 1864. The order and dates of birth of their children are uncer- 
tain : 

i. George A., b. in 1828. He d. unm. April 27, 1858. 
10. ii. Charles N., b. Jan. 16, 1831. 

iii. Mary, b. ; d. , in Lowell, Mass. 

iv. John S., b. . Soon after he became of age, he left home and 

town for parts unknown, and his relatives have never heard 

from him. 
V. Myra a., b. ; m. , Henry Hall of Lebanon. Three children: 

1. Frank A. 2. Winnie M. 3. AUce. 

8. Edwin G.* Kenton (George D.', Joseph-^) was b. Dec. 12, 1849; m. 

May 24, 1871, Luzette S. Comings of Cornish, dau. of Joseph B. and 
Sybil (Nevens) Comings, b. Jan. 17, 1849. He is an accomplished 
musician, chorister, band-leader and teacher of vocal and instrumental 
music. They hved in town till 1898, when they rem. to Plainfield. 
At present (1906) is town clerk of Plainfield. Children, both b. in 

9. i. Martin E., b. Aug. 17, 1872. 

ii. Mabel S., b. Jan. 23, 1875; d. May 3, 1893, aged 18, while a student 
at K. U. Academy. 

9. Martin E.^ Kenton (Edvnn G.\ George D.', Joseph'^^) was b. Aug. 17, 

1872; m. Dec. 6, 1893, Julia Ann Ayers of Cornish, dau. of Edward T. 
and Ann P. (Howard) Ayers, b. .July 15, 1872. In trade in Windsor, 
Vt., where they res. Children: 

i. Bernice M., b. Sept. 19, 1894, in Cornish; d. April, 1895. 
ii. Raymond Fitch, b. March 23, 1896. 
iii. Hazel Ann, b. Sept. 16, 1898. 


iv. Velma Alice, b. June 27, 1901. 

V. Edward Ayers, twin, b. Feb. 14, 1907. 

vi. Edwin Comings, twin, b. Feb. 14, 1907. 

10. Charles N.< Kenton {John Nelson*, Mmnford'-, Joseph^) was b. Jan. 

16, 1831; m. Feb. 2, 1852, Elizabeth A. White, dau. of Smith and Mary 
(Horton) White. Lived in the northern part of Cornish, also some 
years in Plainfield. He d. July 12, 1885. Children: 

i. Frank H., b. Feb. 22, 1854, in Plainfield; d. Jan. 12, 1876. ' 

ii. Fred P., b. March 20, 1856, in Plainfield. 

11. iii. George R., b. Nov. 21, 1863, in Cornish. 

iv. Emma C, b. Jan. 12, 1866, in Cornish; m. Feb. 17, 1891, Robert A. 

Dannatt. She d. June 16, 1901. 
V. Mary J., b. April 25, 1868, in Plainfield; m.* , M. C. Hugh. 

Two children. She d. in Plainfield Oct. 27, 1909. 
vi. Leon C, b. May 15, 1881; m. , Alice Hadley. He d. July, 


11. George R.j Kenyon (Charles N.\ John Nelson", Mumford^, Joseph^) 
was b. Nov. 21, 1863; m. June 3, 1891, Hattie E. Mansur, dau. of C. D. 
and Elmira C. (Beckworth) Mansur, b. July 23, 1867. Children: 

i. Carroll E., b. Oct. 26, 1894, in Plainfield. 

ii. Sylvia A., b. Aug. 31, 1896, in Cornish. 

iii. George M., b. Jan. 30, 1899, in Cornish. 

iv. Charles D., b. Aug. 5, 1901, in Cornish; d. Sept. 3, 1902. 

V. Minnie A., b. March 5, 1904, in Cornish. 


James G. Kidder was b. Jan. 29, 1810, in Weathersfield, Vt. He was the 
son of Moses and Nancy Ann (Goodwin) Kidder. Came to Cornish 
about 1849. Had m. Sept. 16, 1841, Sarah F. Burr, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Mary (Hall) Burr, b. May 15, 1816, d. March 3, 1898. They lived 
many years at the Flat, where they both died. He d. suddenly Nov, 
25, 1872. Children: 

i. Mary J., b. April 30, 1842, in Claremont; m. in Oct., 1865, William 
B. Switzer of Woodstock, Vt., where they lived. Had five 
children. She d. Oct. 9, 1873. 

ii. Nancy A., b. June 15, 1843, in Cornish; m. first, Sept. 29, 1862, 
Reuben Benway, a soldier of the Civil War, in the 14th N. H. 
Vols. He died in the service Nov. 12, 1863; m. second, 
March 29, 1868, Henry H. Sanderson, also a soldier in the Civil 
War, from Mass. Three children, all by last husband, Uved 
at Cornish Flat. (See Sanderson.) She d. March 9, 1906. 

iii. James Birney, b. July 2, 1845. He enlisted March 31, 1864, in 
the U. S. Cav., and d. in the service July 7, 1864. 

*Town Record says John W. Flint and Mary J. Kenyon were m. Nov. 17, 



The first Kirnl);illH, or Kornballs, came to America in 1634. Richard 
Kimball carnt^ in tlic ship EiizdhcLh and soon after landing, settled in Water- 
town, and afterward in Ijjswieh, Mass. He rn. first, Martha Scott. After- 
ward he m. Margarett Dow. The generations following and prior to 
Cornish history are as follows: 

Benjamin^, h. IGIi?; m. Mary Ilaseltine. Res., liradford, Mass. Richard', 
b. Dec. ;«), 1065; ni. Mehitabl(! Day. Res., Haverhill, Mass. Jobs b. Sept. 
10, 1702; m. Mary Green. Res. in Bradford and Methuen, Mass., and 
Plainfield, Conn. 'I'liese were the parents of 

1. Eliphalet' Kimball, b. Feb. 10, 1730, in Bradford, Mass; m. May 10, 

1759, Elizabeth Woodard, res. in Plainfield, Conn., till soon after the 
S(!ttlement of Cornish, where lu; came with his family and settled in 
town and remained through life, dying May 5, 1805. Ilis wife soon 
followed him, dying Nov. 4, 1805. When he settled he supposed his 
farm was within the limits of tlu; town of Plainfield, but afterward when 
the lines were established, it was found that it ran about 20 rods north 
of his house, thus placing his home outside of Plainfield, and in the 
town of Cornish. This was a great grief to him. Children: 

i. Tamekson, b. March 8, 1760, m. , Nathan Gates. Eleven 

children. She d. Oct. 10, 1838. 

2. ii. John J.ovkll, b. Jan. 21, 1762. 

3. iii. Elipiialkt, b. , 1765. 

iv. RoxY, b. ; m. a Mr. Gates; lived in Morristown, Vt. 

V. Sally, b. ; m. first. May 30, 1804, Benj. Rowe (?); m. second, a 

Mr. Bagley; lived in Morristown, Vt. 
vi. Samuel, b. ; lived in Morristown, Vt. 

2. John Lovell' Kimball {Eliphalel'', Job', Richard*, Benjamin^, Richard^) b. 

Jan. 21, 1762; d. Oct. 1, 1836; m. first, March 19, 1788, Tamerson 
Freeman, dau. of Daniel and Mercy (Gates) Freeman, b. Dec. 8, 1760, d. 
April 22, 1814; m. second, June 14, 1816, Mrs. Sarah (Hyde) Hough, 
dau. of Elihu and Sarah (Griswold) Hyde, b. May 18, 1776. After 
the death of Mr. K. she Hved with her dau., Mrs. J. B. Wellman, till 
she d. Feb. 6, 1856. Mr. Kimball seems to have droi)ped the name 
of John and was alwaj's mentioned as "Lovell." He was Dea. of the 
Congregational Church many years. Several transactions in land 
by him are recorded. At one time he paid $5.00 to Oliver Torrey, a 
neighbor, for a water privilege. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Danihl Freeman, b. ; m. ; had one son, Daniel F., Jr., 

b. in Cornish. The father d. in Buffalo, N. Y. 
ii, Clarissa, b. ; m. Sept. 21, 1813, Dennison Smith of Barre, Vt. 

3. ELiPnALETi Kimball {Eliphalel'', Job*, Richard*, Benja7nin\ Richard^) 

b. in Plainfield, Conn., in 1765. He m. April 4, 1790, Selinda Ripley, 
b. April 4, 1773, dau. of William and Lydia (Brewster) Ripley of Pom- 



fret, Conn. About 1787, he came to Cornish, where he spent the 
remainder of his hfe upon the farm owned by his father, dying Oct. 5, 
1842, aged 77. Selinda, his wife, d. June 4, 1854, aged 81. Their 
children, all b. in Cornish, were: 

i. RoxY, b. Dec. 27, 1790; m. Oct. 30, 1809, Gridly Dorr. Had nine 

children. (See Dorr.) D. April, 1857. 
4. ii. William Ripley, b. March 23, 1792. 

iii. Betsey, b. Aug. 23, 1793; d. Jan. 30, 1841; unm. 

iv. Olive, b. April 7, 1798; m. June 4, 1817, Daniel Fitch. She d. in 

1858. Four children. (See Fitch.) 
V. LovELL, b. Dec. 2, 1799; m. — — , Elvira St. John, dau. of Solomon 

and Mary (Beekman) St. John, b. Oct. 3, 1814, in Albany, 

N. Y., d. in Chicago, 111., in Feb., 1895. They had six children, 
vi. James Bkewster, b. April 23, 1801; d. Aug. 16, 1805. 
vii. Mary Brewster, b. Dec. 2, 1806; m. June 2, 1830, Ebenezer Cole 

of Cornish. Five children. (See Cole.) She d. Nov. 29, 1854. 

4. William Ripley' Kimball {Eliphalet^-^ Job*, Richard*, Benjamin*, Rich- 
ard^) h. March 23, 1792; m. Sept. 1, 1818, Eliza D. Dorr of Cornish, 
dau. of Benj. and Elizabeth (Cotton) Dorr, b. Feb. 18, 1798, and d. July 16, 
1854. He d. June 7, 1856. He was a farmer, a man of good adminis- 
trative ability and of fine personal appearance. He inherited not a 
little of the force and energy of character of his grandfather, William 
Ripley, for whom he was named. 

His wife was a woman of sweet spirit, of great loveliness of character, 
combined with a deep religious experience, aU of which endeared her 
to a large circle of friends. She was an active member of the Con- 
gregational Church. Cliildren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 2, 1819; m. June 22, 1840, Farris Comings of 
Cornish. They had five children. They res. many years in 
Norwich, Vt., and West Lebanon. He d. July 25, 1874, since 
wliich time she res. in Shelburne Falls, Mass., till her death, 
Sept. 2, 1905. 

ii. Caroline Celinda, b. Dec. 6, 1821; m. Nov. 23, 1847, Dr. Abner 
Spicer Warner. She d. Sept. 12, 1866. Res., Weathersfield, 
Conn. Five children. 

iii. William Ripley, Jr., b. July 22, 1823; m. , Lizzie Whittle of 

Westminster, Vt. Two children. 1. John, who d. young. 
2. George, who d. unm. Res. in Lexington, Ky. 

iv. Edward Dorr, b. April 16, 1825; m. Sept. 12, 1860, Jeannette 
Ripley Treat, dau. of James Treat, b. Aug. 10, 1835, d. July 15, 
1888. He was educated at K. U. Academy. For some years he 
was one of the firm of J. P. Squires & Co. of Boston. In 1886, he 
returned to Cornish for a short time. Losing his only child, by 
a sad fatality (see Casualties), he returned to Chelsea, Mass., 
where he engaged in the provision business in Faneuil Hall 
Market, Boston, until 1889, when he retired. Since 1890, he has 


res. in Watertown, Mass. He, however, owns a large stock farm 
in Newport, which is under the management of his brother, 
Henry M. He is generous, sympathetic and thoughtful of the 
wants of the needy. Worthy young persons and public institu- 
tions have been aided by him. The chapel at Mt. Auburn, 
Mass., was built largely with his money. He remembered his 
native town by a fund of .$3,000 for the worthy poor. In all the 
laudable enterprises his excellent wife, while living, joined him 
in hearty self-sacrificing approval, and since her death he has 
continued in many similar acts of benevolence. They had 
but one child, Mary Treat, b. March, 1864, in Chelsea, Mass., 
and d. in Cornish Oct. 22, 1866. 

V. Martha Abigail, b. April 3, 1827, and d. same day. 

vi. Laura Ann, b. April 10, 1828; d. May 15, 1828. 

vii. George Franklin, b. Sept. 24, 1829; d. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 27, 
1883. He m. in Weathersfield, Conn., Jan. 9, 1861, Ida Almira 
Carnahan of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the dau. of Rowens 
Cary, sister of the well known authors, Alice and Phoebe Cary. 
She res. in Buffalo. They had three children. 

viii. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1831. Never m. She d. Dec. 30, 1887, 
buried at Mt. Auburn. 

ix. Louis Mill, b. Dec. 18, 1833; m. first, Caroline Conkling Russell 

of Lyme, Ohio, b. Oct. 23, 1840; m. second, March, , 

Abilens Cleveland (Cotton) Eaton, dau. of Ward Cotton of 
Hartford, Vt. Res., Buffalo, N. Y. Five children. 

X. Lucia Cotton, b. Sept. 21, 1836; m. Oct. 11, 1865, Capt. Chas. 
Prentice Hall, a teacher and school superintendent in Vt. and 
Mass., since 1889. Res. in Shelburne Falls, Mass. Five 

xi. Henry Martin, b. June 23, 1838; m. Nov. 10, 1864, Ellen E. 
Chapin of Newport, b. Feb. 4, 1842, dau. of Dea. David B. 
Chapin of Newport. He left Cornish in 1868 and went to 
Newport where he has since res. For a few years he was engaged 
as provision dealer in Newport, but in 1890, he with his brother 
established the "Riverside Stock Farm" and engaged in the 
raising and sale of horses. This is one of the most prominent 
stock farms in the state. He was educated at K. U. Academy. 
Three children. 

xii. Harriet Abby, b. July 12, 1840; m. first, , Swarty Richardson 

of Lawrence, Mass.; m. second, William Edward AlUs of New 
York City. She d. Dec. 10, 1882, leaving one dau. by first 
husband, Eliza Richardson. 

5. Edward6 Kimball {Jonathan^, Samuel*, David', Benjamins, Richard^) 
b. Feb. 3, 1763, in Bradford, Mass. By the genealogical record it will 
be seen that he was rem. four generations from the other Kimballs of 
Cornish, so the relationship between them was very slight. He. m. 
March 18, 1785, Sarah Emerson. He was a soldier in Col. Went- 


worth's Regt. in Sept., 1779, and was then of Pelham. He res. in 
Cornish and made purchases of land there and in Croydon. He d. in 
1814, but it is not known where he d. or is buried. Children, b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Phoebe, b. Nov. 18, 1786; lived to be very old; d. in Windsor, Vt. 

ii. Phineas, b. April 28, 1788; d. in New York City March 25, 1863; 
m. July .5, 1812, Sarah Spicer, b. March 16, 1790, and d. in 
Lagrange, Texas, Aug. 12, 1843. Four children. One son, at 
least, b. Feb. 18, 1814, in Cornish, Philander Spicer. 

iii. Jesse, b. Feb. 7, 1790; m. March 21, 1815, Polly Chase, dau. of 
Joseph and Polly (Jirauld) Chase. 

iv. Abiah, b. June 29, 1794; m. Nov. 28, 1814, Charles Dudley. 

V. Sakah, b. April 8, 1796; m. , Gad Orvis. Six children. 

vi. Edward, b. May 4, 1798; m. — — •, Mary Jane Jones. No children. 

vii. Sophia, b. March 30, 1800; m. Stewell. 

viii. ZiMRi Kimball, b. May 11, 1S02; d. in Windsor, Vt., May 4, 1874; 
m. Fannie Cummings, b. June 11, 1806, d. Dec. 2, 1880. He was 
a blacksmith and farmer and res. in Felchville and Windsor, Vt. 

ix. Benjamin, b. May, 1804; m. , Susan . No children. 

X. William Masser, b. May 27, 1806; d. in Massina, N. Y., June 18, 
1861; m. Abigail Jones, dau. of William and Polly (Cole) Jones. 
She d. Feb. 20, 1861. 

xi. Charles Henry, b. Dec. 13, 1808; m. EHza Ann . 


William M. Kinsman, b. Nov. 17, 1817, in WiUiamstown, Vt., wastheson 

of Ephraim and Rebecca (Dow) Kinsman; m. , Mrs. Maria (Mun- 

ger) Dean, dau. of William and Ruth (Bond) Munger, b. Feb. 26, 1820, 
and d. Jan. 13, 1892. Mr. Kinsman came from Plainfield to Cornish, 

, and settled on the "Richard Coburn" farm, where he remained 

until his death April 1, 1878. One child, b. in Plainfield. 

2. DARwaN B. Kinsman, b. Feb. 21, 1847; m. Jan. 17, 1871, Adaline Estelle 
Chase of Cornish, dau. of Moses and Fidelia (Alden) Chase, b. April 
25, 1844. They res. on the "Francis Cobb" farm. He is a farmer and 
also a general mechanic. Children, all b. in Cornish: 
i. Arthur Halsey, b. May 13, 1872. 

ii. Helen Maria, b. April 6, 1874; m. Oct. 29, 1894, Edgar C. Mar- 
shall of Newport, Three children. He d. . She m. 

second, Feb. 27, 1907, Justin H. Snow, 
iii. Darwin Ford, b. Nov. 7, 1877. 

iv. Bertha Estelle, b. Feb. 1, 1882; m. June 22, 1907, Clayton K. 
Smith of Cornish. 


Lysander Knight was b. in Hartland, Vt., about 1800; m. , Nancy 

Hill of Plainfield, Vt., where they lived until 1848, when they came to 


Cornish and settled on a farm in "Poppy Squash" district where they 
remained several years and finally rem. to Lancaster, to res. with their 
eldest son and d. there. Children, all b. in Vt.: 

i. Calvin, b. April 1, 1826; m. • , Sarah Bean of Plainfield. Lived 

and d. in Lancaster. Two daughters. 

ii. Harvey, b. Sept. 6, 1829; m. , Tamson Greenleaf of Sharon, Me. 

Lived a few years in town and then settled in Norwich, Vt. Had 
three sons, Seymore, Willie and George; also a daughter who 
m. Judd Leonard and res. in Norwich, Vt. Mr. Knight d. 
AprU, 1897. 

2. iii. Lewis F., b. Dec. 1, 1833. 

3. iv. Alonzo, b. May 6, 1836. 

V. HoLLis, b. Feb. 3, 1839; m. Oct. 3, 1865, Berilla Humphrey. En- 
Usted in the Civil War. (See Military.) One child: Henry 
Edson, b. Nov. 26, 1866, and d. Aug. 10, 1880. Spent the rest 
of his life in towTi. A cooper by trade. He d. May 22, 1899. 

vi. Emeline, b. in Hartland, Vt., in 1841; m. , Jackson King 

of Lancaster, where she has since res. Two cliildren: Morris 
and Bertha. 

2. Lewis F.' Knight {Lysanden) b. Dec. 1, 1833; m. Nov. 30, 1863, Sally 

Hardy of Cornish, dau. of Dr. Samuel and Prudentia (Coburn) Hardy, 
b. Nov. 19, 1841, and d. June 24, 1903. He lived several years in Cor- 
nish and then rem. to Claremont, where he d. March 28, 1883. Chil- 
dren, b. in Cornish: 

i. Gertrude B., b. Nov. 23, 1865. A compositor in the office of the 
National Eagle at Claremont. LTnm. 

ii. Frank H., b. April 9, 1867; m. June 18, 1890, Minnie M. Baum of 

iii. Samuel W., b. 1870; d. July 1, 1872. 

iv. Fred W., b. April 17, 1874. 

V. Mary L., b. Feb. 15, 1876. 

3. Alonzo2 Knight {Lysanden) was b. May 6, 1836. Served in the Civil 

War. (See Military.) M. Jan. 1, 1858, Nancy M. Butman of Irasburg, 
Vt., b. May 22, 1830. Res. in town until 1868 and then rem. to Wash- 
ington, where he has since res. His wife d. July 22, 1908. A carpenter 
and farmer. Children, all b. in Cornish except the last one: 

i. George, b. May 7, 1859, and d. June 17, 1861. 

ii. Jennie, b. Aug. 17, 1860. 

iii. Hattie a., b. April 4, 1862. 

iv. James F., b. Aug. 13, 1865. 

V. Lulu B., b. June 20, 1867. 

vi. Forest C, b. Dec. 20, 1871, in Washington. 


1. Joseph Lamberton was b. Nov. 9, 1791, in Plainfield; m. first, in 1818, 
Rhoda Martha Ford of Claremont, dau. of Capt. Daniel and Lydia 


(Goodwin) Ford, b. in 1787, d. April 11, 1825, aged 38; m. second, 
Sept., 1825, Hannah Vinton of Cornish, dau. of Lieut. John and Susannah 
(Manning) Vinton, b. June 12, 1789, and d. July 14, 1876. A farmer. 
Res. in Claremont until 1835 and afterwards in Plainfield and Hart- 
land, Vt., but came to Cornish in 1847 and res. on the Vinton home- 
stead the rest of his life, dying Aug. 2, 1871, aged 79. Children, all b. 
in Claremont: 
Children by Rhoda Martha: 

i. Beverly M., 1st, b. March 4, 1819; d. Aug. 4, 1820. 
ii. Martha A., b. Oct. 27, 1820; d. June 5, 1849, in Cornish, 
iii. Beverly M., 2d, b. Sept. 27, 1822; d. Dec. 11, 1850, in Cornish, 
iv. Sarah J., b. Nov. 9, 1824; m. Feb., 1854, John Paddleford of Hart- 
land, Vt. She d. in Hartford, Vt., July, 1879. 
Children by Hannah Vinton : 
V. Rhoda M., b. June 24, 1827; m. Feb. 13, 1864, Stephen Williams of 

Cornish. One cliild : Mattie H., b. in Cornish Oct. 24, 1865. 
vi. Janette, b. Sept. 22, 1828; m. first, April 29, 1851, David Da\is 
of Lee Co., Iowa. One son; m. second, 1890, Jasper Newton 
of Denmark, Iowa, where she d. March 20, 1901. 
2. vii. Joseph Lucius, b. Jan. 30, 1831. 

viii. James H., b. Dec. 30, 1832; m. Dec. 19, 1861, Martha Lavinia York 
of Cornish, b. Dec. 25, 1826, dau. of Uriah and Betsey (Wil- 
liams) York. No children. A farmer. They res. in Clare- 
mont. He d. June 11, 1908. 

2. Joseph Lucius^ Lamberton (Joseph) h. Jan. 30, 1831; m. March 19, 
1860, Helen P. Smith of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Savory) 
Smith, b. Aug. 2, 1841. Res. till 1878, on the Vinton homestead and 
since in Claremont. He d. May 3, 1902. She d. Jan. 14, 1908, in 
Morrisville, Vt. Children, b. in Cornish: 
i. David H., b. April 20, 1861. Journalist. Editor Morrisviille (Vt.) 

Messenger, etc. 
ii. John C, b. Aug. 1, 1865; d. Nov. 14, 1878. 


1. Justus b. March 24, 1778; m. Huldah Veasey, b. May 3, 1777; 

d. April 30, 1860. He d. March 14, 1859. They had nine children. 
The seventh and eighth were twins, b. in Charlestown Feb. 15, 1817. 

2. John Lane, the fourth child of Justus and Huldah (Veasey) Lane, was b. 

July 30, 1809, in Westminster, Vt. He was a carpenter and builder. 
Lived several years in Claremont. He m. Sept. 16, 1836, Nancy J. 
Richardson of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Polly (Hilliard) Richardson, 
b. Sept. 16, 1818. They came from Claremont to Cornish in Dec, 
1848. Settled on the Joseph Richardson farm for several years; then 
rem. to Plainfield, where he d. April 21, 1873. After his death, his 
wid. rem. to Lebanon with her son where she d. Jan. 18, 1893. Chil- 


i. Marcus M., b. March 18, 1840 in Claremont. He enlisted Aug. 
22, 1862, in Co. I, 14th Regt. N. H. Vols. Was wounded Sept. 
19, 1864, at the battle of Opequam Creek and discharged June 2, 
1865. He m. Jan. 18, 1866, Helen M. Miller, of Plainfield, 
dau. of Jonathan and Anna (Thatcher) Miller, b. July 27, 
1843. He settled in Lebanon, first as a mechanic and after- 
wards on a farm. Three children: 1. Mabel E., b. May 12, 
1873. 2. John M., b. Sept. 26, 1876. 3. Ralph R., b. July 
4, 1882. 

ii. Abbie a., b. Dec. 11, 1843, in Claremont; m. Oct. 7, 1865, Charles 
P. Fifield of Plainfield. He d. Jan. 25, 1871, aged 38. She d. 
without issue Jul}' 16, 1877. (Tombstone record says, July 
18, 1876.) 
2. i. John. 

ii. Lucian; m. Jan. 10, 1849, Emeline Richardson of Cornish, dau. of 
Eri and Abigail (Bragg) Richardson. They had three children: 
1. Emma R., b. Nov. 10, 1852. 2. George B., b. Oct. 1, 1856. 
3. Anna M., b. Jan. 30, 1860. He d. Feb. 3, 1892. 

iii. Lewis; m. May 8, 1850, Betsey C. Wyman of Cornish, dau. of Saul 
and Rebecca (Day) Wyman, b. Oct. 15, 1828, d. June, 1889. 
No children except one whom they adopted. These two broth- 
ers with their families, res. in Chariest own. 

William and Hannah Lane lived many years in Cornish. He probably d. in 
town but there are no records showing the fact. Hannah d. Aug. 19, 
1829, aged 64. Their children were: 

i. William, b. Aug. 26, 1800. He never m.; was somewhat eccentric; 
a great lover of military display; was deficient in some mental 
qualities. Was for many years known as "Judge Lane." 

ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 4, 1805. 


Nehemiah Lear was b. Oct. 17, 1802, in Goshen; was the son of Robert and 
Lydia (Angell) Lear; m. first, Nov. 2, 1825, Eleanor Crowell of Bow, 
dau. of Jonathan and Anna (Corlis) Crowell, b. May 1, 1801, and d. 
March 22, 1859. About the time of his marriage he settled in Cornish, 
where all his children were b. Soon after his wife's death, he rem. to 
Newport, and afterward to Sunapee, where he spent the rest of his life. 
He m. second, May 22, 1862, Nancy C. Jacobs. She d. and he m. 
tliird, Aug. 29, 1875, Mary C. Perkins. He was a farmer, also a Capt. 
in the 15th Regt., State Militia, several years. He d. in Sunapee, Dec. 
11, 1884. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Infant son, b. Sept. 7, 1826, and d. same day. 

2. ii. Solon Corlis, b. July 27, 1827. 

3. iii. William Dow, b. May 31, 1829. 

4. iv. Alverse Darwin, b. Nov. 27, 1831. 


V. Eleanor Rosina, b. Feb. 3, 1834; m. Jan. 24, ISGl, Gilman Crosby 
of Croydon. Three children: two girls and one boy. She d. 
July 12, 1886. 

vi. Joseph, b. July 28, 1837, and d. July 7, 1847. 

vii. Annah Levina, b. Aug. 22, 1842; m. Dee. 13, 1865, Martin V. B. 
Lear. Three children. She d. Jan. 1, 1893. She manifested 
a gift as an authoress and wrote several books, among them, 
one entitled "One Little Woman," which has won much com- 

2. Solon Corliss Lear, b. July 27, 1827; m. Sept. 16, 1847, Mrs. Chestina R. 

Waldron of Boscawen, dau of Israel and Sally (Crowell) Shepard, b. Dec 
6, 1824. Farmer and carpenter. Children, all b. in 

i. Joseph, b. April 14, 1848; m. March 27, 1876, Elizabeth J. Man- 
chester. Res., Haverhill, Mass. 

ii. Fred Willis, b. Jan. 29, 1856; m. Feb. 25, 1879, Luella Eliza Hart 
of Cornish, dau. of William C. and Elizabeth (Fitts) Hart, b. 
April 13, 1853. Two children. Res., Haverhill, Mass. 

iii. Clara Adella, b. May 29, 1857; m. Dec. 18, 1875, Everand C. Per- 
kins, d. Sept. 15, 1878. One child. 

iv. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Nov. 19, 1859 (family record), Oct. 15, 
1859 (town record). Res., Newport; m. a Miss Pike of New- 

3. William Dow^ Lear (NehemiaJn) h. May 31, 1829; m. June 6, 1860, 

Hannah A. Fletcher of Cornish, dau. of Benj. S. and Sarah (At wood) 
Fletcher, b. March 2, 1835, d. Aug. 11, 1881. A farmer, res. on 
homestead at South Cornish. He d. Sept. 22, 1904. Children, all b. 
in Cornish : 

i. Anna Isabel, b. Nov. 5, 1864; m. Nov. 26, 1885, Ed. E. Johnson 
of Cornish. Two children. (See Johnson.) 
5. ii. Charles Story, b. March 14, 1867. 

iii. Sybil Gertrude, b. Jan. 21, 1869; m. Nov. 19, 1888, Clayton B. 
Hilliard of Cornish. Two children. (See HiUiard.) 

4. Alverse DarW'IN^ Lear (Nehemiah^) h. Nov. 27, 1831; m. Dec. 12, 1872, 

DeHa A. Smith, dau. of Andrew and Hannah (Creed) Smith, b. July 13, 
1854. Mr. Lear is a general carpenter and res. in Leominster, Mass. 
Children, all b. in Leominster: 

i. Bernice Edmond, b. Sept. 22, 1874. 

ii. Harry Clifton, b. Dec. 5, 1875. 

iii. Robert Hermon, b. June 3, 1879. 

iv. Alice Levina, b. June 29, 1885. 

5. Charle.s Storys Lear {William D.\ Nehemiah^) h. March 14, 1867. Con- 

tinues to remain on the homestead. He m. June 28, 1899, Jennie 


L. Goward of Cornish, dau. of E. Orlando and Mary (Redfield) Goward, 

b. August 9, 1873. Cliildren: 
i. EvELYx Goward, b. Oct. 19, 1902. 
ii. Dorothy Fletcher, b. July 24, 1905. 


Halsey C. Leavitt was b. in Gouverneur, X. Y., Sept . 27, 1827 ; was the young- 
est of eight children. In 1842, he was bap. into the Baptist Church of 
his native town. Soon after, he began holding meetings and preach- 
ing in schoolhouses. Choosing the ministry for his life work, he, after 
fitting, was ordained, Feb. 15, 1861, pastor of the church in West Bol- 
ton, Vt., where he remained four A-ears, and then in Swanton, Vt., three 
years. In 1867, he accepted a call from the Baptist Church in Cornish. 
Here he remained five j'ears, a very efficient and much beloved pastor.* 
After this, he served the NewTsort church six years, during which time 
he represented the town in the state legislature. He then returned to 
Vermont, where, in South Londonderrj', he labored a few years and d. 
Jan. 2, 1885. He m. Oct. 3, 1853, Romanda Leach of his native town, 
who survived him over twenty 3'ears, dj-ing Sept. 23, 1906. Children, 
both b. in Gouverneur, N. Y.: 

i. JuLirs Adelbert, b. ]March 4, 1855. Grad. at K. V. Academy, 
class 1870; Brown University in 1875. He then studied at 
Newton Theological Seminary; was called to the church in 
Grafton, Vt., April 1, 1876. Here, on the 30th of May follow- 
ing, he m. Isabel I. Brown of Providence, R. I. Was ordained 
June 24, of the same year. May 1, 1877, he became pastor of 
the church iu Essex Junction, Vt. He remained here three 
3'ears and then accepted a call to the church in Beloit, Kan., 
hoping by the change to benefit the health of Mrs. Leavitt, but 
she d. soon after settling in Kansas. He m. second, Dec. 
29, 1880, Lillie L. Lemon of Collinsville, III. After remaining 
two and one-half years in Beloit, he went to the Leavenworth 
Baptist Church, where he remained until called to the superin- 
tendency of the Sunday school work of the state of Illinois. In 
the autumn of 1890, he accepted the presidency of Ewing (Ilhnois) 
College, which position he still holds. Two children — one by 
each wife. 

ii. Hattie Amelia, b. Jan. 29, 1857. Was educated at New London 
Academy, and afterwards studied music in Boston. She m. 
Jan. 18, 1885, James A. Bardwell. She res. in Brattleboro, Vt. 

1. Nathan Leavitt was b. Dec. 31, 1795, in Sanbornton. Came to Gran- 
tham, when a small lad. Remained there until 1836, when he came to 
Cornish. He m. Jan. 19, 1825, Eliza B. Wheeler; b. Jan. 19, 1804, in 
Rehoboth, Mass. (now Warren), and d. Nov. 19, 1892. Mr. Leavitt d. 
in Cornish March 3, 1878. A prosperous farmer; made dairj'ing 
and stock raising a specialty. Children: 

*See Baptist Church historj'. 


i. Emily, b. April 27, 1830. She m. March 17, 1881, Carlos F. Hug- 
gins of Cornish. Prior to her marriage, she was a teacher of 
large experience and success, also superintendent of schools in 
2. ii. Elias S., b. July 8, 1835. 

iii. Henry, b. Nov. 9, 1839; m. April 30, 1868, Edna Hall, dau. of Wil- 
liam Hall of Croydon, b. — — -. They res. at Ayer Junction, 
Mass., where he is employed on the railroad. They have three 

2. Elias S.^ Leavitt (Nathan^) b. July 8, 1835; m. Sept. 7, 1859, Laura 
Smith of Hanover. Res. in Cornish many years on the paternal home- 
stead until Nov., 1887, when they rem. to Hanover. Now (1903) res. 
in West Lebanon. A farmer. Was selectman in Cornish two years. 
Mr. Leavitt was a man possessed of a kind and generous disposition that 
was always shown toward his neighbors, sometimes with seeming dis- 
regard of his own financial interests. Children: 

i. Marion Chellis, b. Jan. 5, 1866; m. first, Oct., 1888, Charles H. 
Nye; m. second, August 24, 1902, Arthur V. Ruggles of Clinton, 
Mass. One child, a son. 

ii. Leonard Frank, b. April 20, 1868; m. Jan. 3, 1893, Maud M. Saw- 
yer of South Acton, Mass. One child, a dau. 

iii. Geffanexa Kate, b. March 23, 1875; m. June 6, 1895, Dr. Herbert 
H. Lamson of Windsor, Vt. 

RoswTELL Leavitt was b. in Charlemont, Mass., Jan. 2, 1775. His grand- 
parents were Joshua and Mary (Winchell) Leavitt of Suffield, Conn. 
They had eight cliildren; his father. Rev. Jonathan Leavitt, being one 
of the number, was b. in Suffield Jan. 22, 1731. Grad. at Yale College 
in 1758; ord. (Cong.) at Walpole, May 27, 1761; m. Dec. 10, 1761, 
Sarah Hooker of Farmington, Conn. Removed to Charlemont in Oct., 
1768, he was pastor until his death, Sept. 9, 1802; his wife having d. 
Oct. 11, 1791. They had one daughter and eleven sons. Roswell was 
the eighth of their twelve children. The records do not show where he 
was educated, but presumably at Williams College. He was m. in 
Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 25, 1798, to Dorothy Ashley of Charlemont. 
She was dau. of Jonathan and Tirzah (Field) Ashley, and b. in Deer- 
field, Mass., March 3, 1776. Soon after their marriage, they came on 
horseback to Cornish, where they lived, and Doctor Leavitt practiced 
medicine successfully until his death, Nov. 4, 1817. He built the large 
two-story brick house near the Flat, since occupied by Darwin J. Spauld- 
ing. His wife remained in Cornish until 1833, and then rem. to Bos- 
ton to be with her cliildren. She d. Oct. 9, 1846, at the home of her 
son-in-law, Rev. G. C. Beckwith, and is buried at Mt. Auburn. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Jonathan, b. July 23, 1799; d. Aug. 16, 1800. 


ii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 21, 1800; m. first, Charlotte E. Stearns of Bed- 
ford, Mass., Oct. 10, 1837. Had two children. She d. Feb. 27, 
1850. Later in life he m. second, Mrs. Abby (Johnson) Pack- 
ard of Providence, R. I. He grad. at Amherst College as vale- 
dictorian in 1825, and three years later from Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary. Ord. Sept. 24, 1828. Settled as Cong, pastor 
in Bedford, Mass. After some years he settled over Richmond 
Street Church in Providence, where he d. Oct. 7, 1877, aged 77, 
and is buried at Mt. Auburn. 

iii. RoswELL, b. Aug. 14, 1802, and d. Aug. 10, 1803. 

iv. RoswELL, b. Sept. 14, 1803; d. while a student at Amherst College, 
Dec. 28, 1828, aged 25. 

V. Dorothy A.shley, b. March 22, 1805. Educated as teacher at 
Meriden and Ashfield (Mass.) Academies. She m. Aug. 12, 
1829, Rev. Aaron Foster, whose name and distinguished serv- 
ices of forty-five years as pastor and missionary are well known. 
He d. April 10, 1870, aged 76, at Geneva, N. Y. She d. there, 
March 10, 1882, aged 77. They were both interred at Mt. 
Auburn. They left one son and five daughters. 

vi. Hart Hooker, b. Feb. 12, 1807. When quite young, he went into 
the hat and fur business in Boston at 91 Court St., where he 
continued through life. He m. Dec. 29, 1836, Elizabeth Noakes 
of Boston. She d. Nov. 18, 1878. He d. in Cambridge July 
28, 1885, aged 78. Both lie buried in Mt. Auburn. No chil- 

vii. Erasmus Darwin, b. Dec. 20, 1809. Studied medicine at Dart- 
mouth College. Settled as physician in Lowell, Mass., where 
he remained about thirty years. Thence he rem. to Cambridge- 
port, Mass., where he spent the remainder of his life in the same 
profession. He m. Nov. 30, 1835, Almira Fay, who was b. Dec. 
13, 1812, in Warwick, Mass. They celebrated their golden 
wedding with five sons, one dau. and twenty grandchildren 
present. The eldest son is an engineer and machinist of wide 
reputation; three are clergymen and one is in mercantile life. 
Doctor Leavitt d. Oct. 3, 1888. She d. Feb. 20, 1895. 

viii. George Washington, b. March 12, 1811; d. Feb. 20, 1828, aged 17. 

ix. Martha Washington, twin sister of the last; m. Oct., 1833, Rev. 
G. C. Beckwith, D.D., a grad. of Middlebury College and Ando- 
ver Seminary. Pastor in Portland, Me., and Boston, Mass. 
Was sent as peace commissioner to the courts of Eng. and 
France. He d. in Boston May 12, 1870, and his wife, April 6, 
1881, aged 70. Both are interred in Mt. Auburn. 

X. Charlotte Jane, b. Nov. 26, 1813; d. Jan. 15, 1824, aged 11. 


Rev. George Leslie was b. in Colerain, Ireland, in 1728. Came when very 
young to America. W^as educated at Harvard University and then set- 


tied in the ministry in Ipswich, Mass. In 1780 he accepted a call to 
settle in Washington, where he preached until his death, Sept. 11, 1800, 
having spent about fifty years in the ministry. He was tendered a 
professorship in Dartmouth College but declined it. "He was a man 
of brilliant genius, and great learning, and eminent for piety and moral- 
ity." (Epitaph on tombstone.) His wdfe, Hepsibah Burpee, d. April 
11, 1814. They had eight children, all b. in Ipswich, Mass., except the 
last one: 

i. George, Jr., m. Miriam Burpee. Lived in Washington. 

ii. David, m. and res. in Washington. Had four children. In old 

age he came to, and d. in Cornish, in Oct., 1835. 
iii. James, m. and lived for a time in Washington. Four children. 

2. iv. William, b. . 

V. Hepsibah, b. about 1770; m. , Isaac French. Lived in Wash- 
ington. She d. April 10, 1864, aged 94. 

3. vi. Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1774. 

vii. Mehitable, b. about 1779; m. — — , John Pressy. They lived in 

Claremont, where she d. about 1815. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1782, in Washington, where she always res. 

2. William^ Leslie (Rev. George^) was b. . He m. Feb. 27, 1791, Polly 

(Mary) Chase of Cornish, dau. of Samuel, 3d, and Elizabeth (Leet) Chase, 
b. Aug. 16, 1773, and d. June 28, 1797, aged nearly 24. After her death 
he rem. with his family to Ohio. No further record of him. Children 
by Mary, all b. in town: 

i. Samuel Chase, b. Sept. 17, 1791; m. Eliza Thomas of Claremont. 

ii. Betsey, b. Nov. 16, 1793; m. Dec. 15, 1811, Aaron West. 

iii. George W., b. April 1, 1796; m. first, Feb. 22, 1821, Gratia Bartlett 

of Cornish. She d. May 12, 1822, aged 24; m. second, Sept. 

14, 1824, Lucy Stearns of Cornish, dau. of Daniel Stearns. 

3. Joseph^ Leslie (Rev. George^) h. Feb. 28, 1774; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Rebecca 

Farrington then of Claremont, dau. of Ichabod and Phebe (Fisher) 
Farrington, b. May 23, 1784, and d. April 14, 1851, in Cornish. He was 
a teacher and farmer. Lived in Claremont until 1819, then settled in 
Cornish where they remained through life. He d. April 13, 1852. 
Children, except the last three, b. in Claremont: 

i. Mehitable, b. April 10, 1802; m. and went to Framingham, Mass. 

ii. George W. H., b. April 29, 1804. Settled Newbury, Vt. 

iii. Alvira H., b. March 13, 1806; d. young. 

iv. Alonzo K., b. March 6, 1808. Settled in Haverhill. 

V. Alvira M., b. Feb. 20, 1810; m. April 17, 1826, Sylvanus Harlow 

of Cornish. Twelve children. (See Harlow.) She d. , in 

Springfield, Mass. 
vi. Prudence Maria, b. April 27, 1812; m. first, Goodhue of 

Enfield; m. second, Pettee of same place. 



4. vii. Hakrison, b. June 27, 1814. 

viii. Stephen E., b. Feb. 19, 1816. Settled in Haverhill. 

ix. Thomas H. G., b. Feb. 5, 1818. Settled in Mass. 

X, Joseph Lucius, b. Sept. 15, 1821. A tailor and settled in Mass., 

but finally became a Universalist preacher, 
xi. Charles Edwin, b. June 22, 1823. Settled in Lowell, Mass., and 

other places as a tailor; m. , Olivia A. Poole, dau. of 

WiUiam C. and Olivia (Huggins) Poole, b. April 20, 1827, d. 

Jan., 1891. Two children: 1. Horace, b. Dec. 16, 1847. 2. 

Corilla C, b. Jan. 1, 1852. 
xii. Norman Leroy, b. Aug. 8, 1825. A tailor and settled in Mass. 

4. Harrison' Leslie {Joseph"^, Rev. George^) h. June 27, 1814. Was educated 

at New Hampton Academy. Became a successful teacher in which he 
took much pride; of somewhat vain deportment, yet a man of fair 
ability and judgment and of good morals. He spent several years 
teaching in Mass. "on the Cape." While thus engaged he formed the 
acquaintance of Betsey Sears, b. Dec. 19, 1821, whom he m. March 27, 
1842. He spent the rest of his life at farming in town. Betsey d. Jan. 
14, 1879, aged 60. He m. second, March 15, 1881, Eva L. Newton, 
dau. of Rufus and Laura W. Newton, b. Feb. 22, 1854, and d. June 10, 
1903. No issue. He d. Oct. 26, 1887. After the death of Mr. Leshe 
his wid. m. Nov. 17, 1887, Worth C. Jordan and by him had one child. 
(See Jordan.) Children, all by first wife and b. in Cornish: 

5. i. Washington Irving, b. July 23, 1843. 

6. ii. Charles Richelieu, b. March 27, 1845. 

5. Washinton Irving^ Leslie (Harrison*, Joseph'', Rev. George^) was b. July 

23, 1843; m. April 6, 1870, Mrs. Sarah (McAllister) Bailey. She d. 
July 1, 1911. A farmer and fives where his father fived. Children, all 
b. in town: 

i. Twin, b. Feb., 1871, and lived but two days. 

ii. Twin, b. Feb., 1871, and Uved but two days. 

iii. Herbert, b. Sept. 18, 1873; m. Nov. 5, 1892, Ellen Nelson; had sev- 
eral children. (See Nelson.) He d. Oct. 24, 1902, in West 

iv. Lillian Josephine, b. Aug. 6, 1875; d. Aug. 11, 1876. 

6. Charles Richelieu^ Leslie (Harrison*, Joseph^, Rev. George^) was b. 

March 27, 1845; m. Feb. 14, 1866, Frances L. Bartlett of Cornish, 
dau. of Lyman and Catharine O. (Hilliard) Bartlett, b. Jan. 7, 1845, 
d. March 17, 1886. He d. Aug. 31, 1873. Before his m. he enlisted in 
the Civil War. (See Mifitary.) Children, both b. in town : 

i. Frank Hubert, b. Nov. 21, 1866; m. March 16, 1909, Laura B. 

King. Live in Claremont. 
ii. Ida Kate, b. Jan. 31, 1868; d. in 1886. 



Samuel Lewis was b. in Dublin, in 1772. He m. Aug. 23, 1796, Mary White, 
dau. of Thomas and Mary (French) White. They came to town with 
at least three children: Thomas, Benj. S. and Samuel, Jr. The latter 
was probably the oldest of the three, was b. in 1797. Lived in town with 
his wife, Harriet Belding, whom he m. Jan. 15, 1817, and had one son 
Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1817, and they evidently soon after left town. 

Thomas2 Lewis (Saniueb) was b. in Dubhn, , came to town when young 

(date uncertain); m. Oct. 18, 1821, Mary Turner (pedigree unknown). 
Their children were: 

Calvin F., b. Oct. 8, 1822. 

i. Charles H., b. Feb. 15, 1824. 

ii. Leland B., b. Aug. 24, 1826; d. Aug., 1909, in Gravette, Mo. 

V. A child, b. and d. in 1827. 

v. Joseph E., b. Sept. 19, 1828. 

vi. Infant, b. Feb., 1831; d. May, 1831. 

vii. William H., b. July 13, 1832. 

viii. Martha E., b. Feb. 24, 1835. 

ix. Alvin a., twin, b. May 24, 1837. 

X. Alfred A., twin, b. May 24, 1837. 

xi. Mary E., b. Aug. 17, 1840. 

Benjamin Sidney^ Lewis (Samueh) a brother of Thomas, was b. in Dublin, 
Dec. 4, 1804. Came to town when young; m. Aug. 27, 1827, Abigail 
Westgate of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Luey) Westgate, b. 
April 19, 1807, and d. AprU 17, 1872. He was a carpenter and general 
worker in wood. He d. June 19, 1876. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Martha Maria, b. Oct. 31, 1828; m. April 13, 1858, A. P. Carpenter. 

Lived in Amherst. One son, M. B. Carpenter, b. Aug. 13, 

1859. She d. Jan. 28, 1906. 
ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. March 29, 1830; d. April 14, 1830. 
iii. Benjamin Edward, b. Dec. 27, 1831; m. July 18, 1865, Emma Lam- 

phire. No children. They separated. He lived in Springfield, 

Vt. A carpenter. He d. Feb. 1, 1907. 
iv. Infant of a few daj^s, d. Jan. 6, 1832. 
V. James Mtjnroe, b. Nov. 26, 1833; m. Sept. 27, 1864, Ellen P. 

Sparling of Claremont. She d. June 7, 1900. Three children: 

1. Everetta M., b. Aug. 14, 1865. 2. Wilham Sparling, b. Sept. 

18, 1870. 3. Evelena May, b. Sept. 29, 1873; d. June 21, 1880. 

Mr. Lewis was a carpenter and lived in Claremont. He d. Feb. 

16, 1911, in Peterborough. 
vi. Eliza Ann, b. April 9, 1837; m. May 5, 1861, John Farwell. Three 

children: 1. George F., b. June 16, 1861. 2. Frank D., b. Oct. 

31, 1862. 3. Carl E., b. Aug. 19, 1877; d. April 18, 1879. She 

d. Jan. 10, 1886. Mr. Farwell d. March 24, 1902. 


"The golden gates were open, a gentle voice said 'Come,' 
And with farewells unspoken, she calmly entered home." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 

vii. Frances Emeline, b. May 2, 1840; d. May 3, 1867. 

viii. Sylvester Sullivan, b. Jan. 19, 1842; d. Jan. 16, 1863. 

ix. Marcia Matilda, b. April 30, 1845; m. first. May 17, 1870, George 
Austin, who d. Sept. 18, 1871; m. second, Oct. 14, 1879, Jeffer- 
son T. Benson. 

X. Infant of two weeks; d. Oct. 25, 1847. 

xi. William Kimball, b. July 22, 1849; m. Jan. 10, 1872, Frances Ella 
Fletcher, who d. Feb. 26, 1875. He d. Jan. 5, 1879. They had 
no children. 


James B. I>indsay, son of Robert W. Lindsay was b. in 1824, in Montreal, 
Can. He was of Scotch descent. He m. Helen Phaneuf of St. Antoine, 
Can., at Woodstock, Vt. When the Civil War broke out they res. in 
Enfield, from which place he enlisted in 1862, in Co. C, in the 15th 
Regt. N. H. Vols. They had eight children b. to them. They came to 
Cornish to hve in 1888, from Claremont. Two sons besides their par- 
ents became res. of Cornish, the other children made homes elsewhere. 
Mr. Lindsay d. March 31, 1901. 

Marvin B. Lindsay, son of James B. and Helen Lindsay, was b. Sept. 27, 
1873, in Keene. Came to Cornish with his parents and settled on the 
Chauncey P. Jenney place, south of, and overlooking the Flat; ni. 
Sept. 27, 1896, Nettie B. Churchill of Cornish, dau. of Barker B. and 
Mrs. Mary (Westgate) (Britton) Churchill, b. Feb. 20, 1868. Their chil- 
dren, all b. in town, are: 

i. Infant son, b. April 21, 1897; d. April 22, 1897. 

ii. Helen Mary, b. July 25, 1898. 

iii. Agnes Lucy, b. Feb. 16, 1900. 

iv. James Barker, b. Jan. 15, 1902. 

v. Benjamin Marvin, b. Sept. 10, 1904. 

vi. Verda Blanche, b. July 14, 1907. 

Benjamin F. Lindsay, son of James B. and Helen Lindsay was b. in Hart- 
land, Vt., March 10, 1880; m. Feb. 11, 1902, Grace M. Ayers, of Man- 
chester. Children: 1. James B., b. Sept. 28, 1903; d. Jan. 31, 1904. 2. 
Helen P., b. April 26, 1905; d. March 18, 1907. Settled on a farm south 
of his brother's farm. Devotes much of his time to ministerial labor. 
Is at present (1909) pastor of a newly formed church at So. Cornish. 
Was ord. Oct. 25, 1908. (See mention of the church in Church His- 
tory.) Mrs. Grace M. Lindsay d. June 13, 1910. 



Hiram Little, the son of Samuel and Sarah (Pettingill) Little, was b. March 

1, 1807, in Springfield. He m. Nov. 14, 1832, Roxana Carr, dau. of Peter and 
Sarah (Mitchell) Carr, b. March 30, 1809. They came from East Plainfield 
in 1835 and settled on Cornish Flat at the east end of Main Street. He built 
the brick house on the south side of the street where they spent the rest of 
their lives. He was a wheelwright and carriage and sleigh manufacturer. 
Was a very thorough workman and strictly honest. Some of his carriages 
have been in use over fifty years and still rendering good service. He was 
a man trusted and beloved by all his townsmen. He served six years as 
a selectman and six years as Treas. of the town. They had but one child: 
Hiram Aden, unfortunately born idiotic, b. June 17, 1844, and d. July 13, 
1867. Mr. Little d. Nov. 12, 1860. His wid. afterwards, March 12, 1872, 
m. Rufus Bean of Lebanon, who came and lived on the Flat till he d. Nov. 11, 
1886, aged 82. She d. Sept. 10, 1890. 


John Lothrop was b. in Easton, Mass., Oct. 12, 1759; m. first, Dec. 7, 1780, 
Sarah Cook of Easton. They came to Cornish to live in 1807, and set- 
tled on the farm since known as the Go ward homestead. This farm 
was first owned by Thomas Nutter and was deeded by him to Mr. 
Lothrop May 23, 1807, who deeded the same to Isaac Goward Nov. 
9, 1824. Mrs. Lothrop d. June 29, 1827. He m. second, June 10, 1828, 
Mrs. Lydia (Bradley) Rice, wid. of Dimond Rice, who was b. in 1774, 
and d. Sept. 14, 1864. He d. Nov. 21, 1836. Children, all by first 
wife, and b. in Easton, Mass. : 

i. Calvin, b. Sept. 24, 1781 ; m. May 14, 1807, Betsey Clapp. 

2. ii. Francis, b. Sept. 18, 1783. 

iii. Ansel, b. Aug. 3, 1785; m. Nov. 8, 1812, Abigail R. Dimond. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 13, 1787; m. Sept. .30, 1804, Isaac Goward of Easton. 

Nine children. (See Goward.) She d. in Cornish June 16, 

V. RuEL, b. July 7, 1789; m. Nov. 13, 1812, Mary .ludkins. 

3. vi. Charles, b. Oct. 26, 1791. 

vii. Jason, b. May 16, 1794; m. Feb., 1818, Susan Judkins. 

viii. Rhoda, b. May 29, 1797; m. Sept. 2, 1823, Benjamin Kingsbury. 

ix. William, b. July 1, 1799. 

2. Francis^ Lothrop {John') b. Sept. 18, 1783, in Easton, Mass.; m. first 

Feb. 7, 1808, Rhoda Keith. She d. . He m. second, April 11, 

1821, Sarah Huggins of Cornish, dau. of John and Sarah (Richardson) 
Huggins, b. Feb. 5, 1799; d. Dec. 14, 1873. He lived several years in 
Meriden; engaged in making nails, then came to Cornish in 1839 or 
1840. Built and settled on the place near Dea. John Chase's mills, 
where he spent the rest of his life. He d. May 25, 1868. Children by 
Rhoda Keith: 


i. Pashur, b. Sept. 8, 1803. 
ii. WiLLARD Frost, b. April 22, 1810. 
iii. Joseph Keith, b. March 31, 1812. 
iv. Nahum, b. Aug. 13, 1816; d. April 4, 1817. 
Child by Sarah Huggins: 

V. Edwin A., b. 1824. He fell from the roof of a building, dying sud- 
denly, June 25, 1842. (See FataUties.) 

"Edwin, the world no more can claim thee for her own, 
Yet spirit dear, forgive the tear, 
Which those must shed, who're doomed to linger here. " 

(Epitaph on his tombstone.) 

3. Charles^ Lothrop (John^) h. Oct. 26, 1791, in Easton, Mass., m. April 
11, 1816, Mary Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Abraham and Mercy 

(Huggins) Johnson, b. Aug. 6, 1784, d. . He d. . Children, 

allb. in Cornish: 

i. Charles D., b. April 5, 1817; m. Sept. 1, 1839, Mary E. Richardson 
of Acton, Mass. Occupation, a chair manufacturer. He d. in 
N. Y. City Nov. 17, 1883. 

ii. Mary E., b. May 19, 1818; m. May 11, 1843, David Comings of 
Cornish. No issue. He d. July 29, 1846; m. second in Acton, 
Mass., Albert Haynes and settled in Cherokee, Iowa, where she d. 

iii. Harriet E., b. July 2, 1819; m. first, in Acton, Mass.; Oct. 26, 1846, 
Francis Huntoon. He was killed in 1847 in Athol, Mass., by 
the falling of a bridge. She m. second, Lafayette Huntoon, a 
brother of her former husband. She d. in Natick, Mass., Oct., 

iv. William Reed, b. Sept. 30, 1820; m. first, Sept. 11, 1845, Mary E. 
Weston. She d. June 25, 1848; m. second, Sept. 14, 1849, Susan 
Putnam. He d. Feb. 22, 1853. Occupation, a tailor. Res., 
Acton, Mass. 

V. John Johnson, b. June 17, 1822; m. first, Jan., 1845, Nancy Hildreth, 
who d. in 1850; m. second, in 1850, Mary M. Mead. Res., San 
Francisco, Cal., where he d. March 10, 1886. A sewing machine 

vi. Henry O., b. Sept. 16, 1823; m. first, Nov. 22, 1846, Rebecca W. 
Wood of Acton, Mass., who d. Aug. 23, 1854; m. second, March 
6, 1856, Mrs. Susan (Putnam) Lothrop, wid. of William R. Lo- 
throp. She d. Oct. 22, 1887, in South Boston; m. third, Mrs. 
Ida Knight of Dorchester, Mass., in 1895. 

vii. Elmira M., b. Feb. 13, 1825; m. at Acton, Mass., June 19, 1845, 
Cyrus Noyes. Settled in Milford, Mass., where she d. Jan. 
20, 1887. 


John Luey was the first known of the name who came to America. He 
came from France and could speak only the French language. He m. 


about 1750, Eleanor Yuran who was bap. in Greenland, in 1726. Their 
children as far as known were: 

i. William, b. , 1752. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 27, 1754. 

iii. George, b. • — — , 1756. 

iv. Polly, b. Sept. 3, 1759; m. Oct. 14, 1784, Joseph Haines. 

V. Samuel, b. , 1761. 

vi. Homer, b. . 

vii. Betsey, b. ; m. Jeremiah Holmes. 

viii. Sarah, b. . 

William Lijey, son of John, was b. in 1752; m. — ■ — , Mrs. Sarah (WilUams) 
Carter, b. in 1756, d. in Cornish April 7, 1831, aged 75. He d. in 
Cornish March 6, 1801, aged 49. Their children, without order of 
birth are: 

i. William, b. ; m. Nov. 14, 1803, Lois Hadley. 

ii. Elizabeth W., b. ; m. Feb. 7, 1814, Francis Cobb of Cornish. 

She d. Dec. 13, 1814, with two infant children. 
iii. Amy, b. 1787; d. unm. Nov. 27, 1807, aged 20. 

iv. Samuel, b. ; m. Jan. 10, 1820(?). 

V. Sarah, b. ; m. first, a Mr. Biddle and had by him one child. 

Mr. B. was accidentally killed. She m. second, Dec. 14, 1809, 

Gardner Dustin. Seven children. (See Dustin.) She d. 

April 2, 1835. 
vi. James, b. ; m. March 17, 1818, Elizabeth Sanborn. They 

buried a dau. in town who d. in May, 1837. 
vii. Sabrina, b. , 1795; m. Dec. 25, 1826, Ichabod Smith of Cornish. 

Seven children. (See Smith.) She d. Oct. 3, 1869, aged 74. 

Samuel Luey, supposed to be a son of William, m. Jan. 10, 1820, Anna Smith 
of Cornish, dau. of Ichabod and Anne (Bruce) Smith, b. Feb. 29, 1795, 
d. in Concord Jan. 12, 1860, aged 64. He d. in Concord Feb. 29, 1864. 
He moved with his family to Concord, April 14, 1847, from the farm 
he bought and settled on in 1820. It was formerly owned by a Mr. 
Dana. Cliildren, all b. in town: 

i. Martha Ann, b. Dec. 6, 1823; d. in Concord May 3, 1881. 
ii. Samuel Sylvester, b. Dec. — , 1824. He d. March 26, 1836. 
iii. Mary Smith, b. May 15, 1830; d. in Concord, Nov. 14, 1890. 
iv. Fidelia, b. June 20, 1832. Still living (1905) in Concord. 
V. Adaline Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1836; d. in Concord Dec. 22, 1859, 
aged 23. 

Thomas Luey, supposed to be a son of Johni, was b. in Greenland May 11, 
1762. Came to Cornish about 1784; m. April 7, 1789, Ruhamah 
Roberts of Sutton, Mass., b. — — , 1765, and d. Oct. 18, 1841, aged 76. 
He d. Sept. 16, 1837, aged 76. Their children were all b. in Cornish: 


i. Oliver, b. Feb. 8, 1790; m. Charlotte Wright of Rochester, Vt. 

Three children, all sons. They all rem. to Wisconsin, 
ii. Dexter, b. Feb. 11, 1792; m. Eliza Thomas of Cornish. Went 

to Columbia and spent their hves there. Eight children. 
2. iii. John, b. April 23, 1794. 

iv. Cyrena, b. June 28, 1796; d. young. 

V. RuHAMAH, b. Nov. 29, 1798; m. April 13, 1820, Samuel Johnson 

of Cornish. Five children. (See Johnson.) She d. in Milford, 

with her dau. June 27, 1878. Buried in Windsor, Vt. 
vi. William B., b. March 6, 1801. It is not known that he m. He 

d. in Weathersfield, Vt., from injuries received from a falling 

barn to which he had resorted for shelter during a heavy storm 

of wind and rain. 

John Ltjey, son of Thomas, was b. April 23, 1794; m. 1825, Clarissa 
Spaulding of Plainfield, dau. of Simon and Mary (Mason) Spaulding, 
b. Oct. 30, 1796, d. Feb. 10, 1855, aged 58. He remained in Cornish 
on the old homestead caring for his parents while they lived. After 
the death of his wife, he sold out and bought a farm in Shelburne, 
Mass., and rem. there till 1872, when he rem. to Nortlifield Farms, 
Mass., and d. there March 22, 1878, buried in Cornish. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary Mason, b. Dec. 19, 1826; never m.; d. in Greenfield, Mass., 

April 10, 1899, aged 73. 
ii. Simon Spaulding, b. Jan. 1, 1829. Went to Cal. in April, 1851, 

with others from town when the gold fever was raging and he 

never returned. He d. at Willow Valley, Cal., May 27, 1893. 
iii. Clarissa Cyrena, b. Sept. 22, 1830; m. Jan. 1, 1886, Pliny Porter 

of Greenfield, Mass. One child: Florence Cyrena, b. Jan. 

27, 1870. To Mrs. Porter we are indebted for most of the 

records of this family. 
iv. John Wesley, b. Nov. 5, 1832; m. Jan. 21, 1861, Margaret Cady 

of Boston. He d. in Plainfield June 19, 1882, and is buried 

V. Edwin Taft, b. Sept. 4, 1834; m. Nov. 14, 1858, Jennie Merriam 

of Greenfield, Mass. One child: Clara. Mr. Luey d. Nov, 

30, 1901, at Millers Falls, Mass. 
vi. Florence Janette, b. Nov. 5, 1841. She d. Dec. 19, 1863, in 

Shelburne, Mass. Was buried in Cornish. 

"One less to love on earth, 
One more to meet in Heaven." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 

A few of the name Luey who have lived in town whose pedigree is unknown: 

(1) Susannah Luey, who was b. May 1, 1780; m. July 9, 1807, 

Caleb Plastridge and d. March 30, 1867. Four children. 

(2) Susannah Luey; m. Dec. 13, 1803, Jonathan Hilliard. 


(3) Sarah Burns Luey ; m. March 12, 1812, Joseph Little of Boscawen. 

(4) Ehza Gibson Luey; m. April 19, 1812, Aaron Post, Jr. 

(5) Hannah Luey; m. John Ayers. 

(6) The parents of Charles Luey who became a pauper in town , 

May 31, 1835. 


Caleb Luther was b. in 1751, in Warren, R. L He was a Revolutionary 
soldier, presumably from Rhode Island. He m. first, about 1773, 
Rebecca Brown of Barrington, R. I. She was b. in 1755, and was a 
near relative of Nicholas Brown of Providence, R. I., who founded 
Brown University. She d. in Cornish Oct. 20, 1792, aged 37. He 

m. second. May, 1793, Mary Foss, of , b. ; d. in Cornish 

April 7, 1842, aged 84. He d. in Cornish Jan. 27, 1840, aged 89. 

Children, all by first wife except last one: 

i. William, b. Sept. 28, 1774. Lived in Plattsburg, N. Y. He d. 

Sept. — , 1843. 
ii. Jabez, b. Nov. 22, 1776; m. Oct. 20, 1806, Eliza Parkman. Lived 

many years in town. Lost both arms by premature discharge 

of gun. Manufactured grain cradles, 
iii. Rebecca, b. Dec. 24, 1778. Went to Mich.; m. a Wagner, 
iv. Amos, b. April 9, 1781; d. Sept. 27, 1814. 
v. Caleb, Jr., b. Jan. 23, 1783; d. Nov., 1828. 
vi. Polly, b. May 23, 1785; m. April 8, 1810, Jedediah Gates of 

Plainfield. She d. Jan., 1848. 
vii. Martha, b. May 4, 1787; m. first, — — , Sears Bryant of Cornish. 

Five children. (See Bryant.) She m. second, , Joseph 

Abbott and d. Sept. 23, 1850. 

viii. James, b. Feb. 21, 1789. He d. , 1848. 

ix. Alice, b. Sept. 7, 1792; m. Jan. 26, 1824, Willard Weld of Cornish. 

Three children. (See Weld.) She d. Feb. 3, 1869. 
Child by last wife: 
2. X. Nathan Smith, b. Oct. 1, 1795. 

2. Nathan Smithj Luther (Calebs) was b. Oct. 1, 1795; m. first Nov. 2, 

1821, Betsey Gates of Plainfield, b. ; d. Jan. 5, 1831; m. second, 

, Priscilla S. Gates, a sister of his former wife, b. ; d. . 

Lived in Cornish till 1859, when they rem. to Lebanon. Here they 
remained till about 1875, when they rem. to Ripon, Wis., with their 
eldest son, where Mr. Luther d. March 20, 1877. Children by first wife, 
and b. in Cornish: 

i. Thomas Gates, b. July 20, 1825. A dentist; settled in Boston 
seven years, in Polo, 111., four years and later in Ripon, Wis., 
where he d. . One son. 

ii. Edwin, b. Nov. 1, 1830; merchant in 111., 1855-60; m. in 1856, 
Abba Hall of Boston; d. in Charles City, Iowa, in April, 1866. 


Children by Priscilla S. and b. in town: 

iii. Darwin S., b. Aug. 3, 1836; m. Jan. 15, 1863, Abby E. Gallup of 

Lebanon. She d. . He was a merchant tailor in Lebanon 

and d. July 24, 1863. 

iv. Betsey G., b. in 1837; never m.; d. June 16, 1874. 


David and Jerusha Lynds had the following children, b. in Cornish. 
Nothing further is known of the family. 

i. Peter, b. Sept. 3, 1769; d. Sept. 20, 1769. 
ii. Judith, b. Oct. 8, 1770. 


Samuel Mace was b. May 25, 1807, in Tewksbury, Mass., the son of Tristram 
and Betsey (Kittridge) Mace. Res. several years in Hartland and 
Weathersfield, Vt. and came to Cornish about 1844, where he spent 
the rest of his Hfe; m. Feb. 26, 1834, Susan L. Vinton, b. Oct. 27, 1808, 
and d. April 14, 1893. He d. July 12, 1900. Laborer and farmer. 
Children, the last seven b. in Cornish: 

i. Susan L., b. in Hartland, Vt., Nov. 28, 1834; d. Feb. 15, 1835. 

ii. Maria S., b. in Hartland, Vt., Oct. 23, 1835; m. Aug. 27, 1862, 

Henry Smith of Cornish. No children, 
iii. Angeline Huldah, b. in Hartland, Vt., April 10, 1837; m. first, 

Sept. 2, 1858, Levi M. Bean of Grantham. One child: Martin 

L. (See Bean.) She m. second, Jan., 1873, Samuel Hutchin. 

son, then of Cornish. Two children. (See Hutchinson.) She 

d. April 8, 1887. 
iv. Fidelia T., b. in Weathersfield, Vt., April 23, 1838, and d. Sept. 16, 

V. Daniel D., 1st., b. in Weathersfield, Vt., June 18, 1840; d. Sept. 

10, 1842. 
vi. Charles Henry, b. in Hartland, May 3, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1865, 

Sarah O. Ellis of Thetford, Vt., b. May 9, 1844. Two children. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the 14th Regt. 

N. H. Vols. Res., Charter Oak, Los Angeles Co., Cal. 
vii. Emily A., b. May 18, 1845; m. June 28, 1871, John Humphrey. 

Res., Charlestown, 
viii. Laura J., b. May 20, 1847; m. Oct. 10, 1869, Philander C. Stearns 

of Cornish. Five children. (See Stearns.) She d. May 16, 

1910, in Charlestown. 
2. ix. Almon E., b. May 4, 1848. 

X. Helen A., b. Aug. 3, 1849; m. Jan. 11, 1874, Ruvilla Skinner. 

Three children. Rem. to Wapping, Conn. 
xi. Daniel D., 2d., b. Oct. 14, 1850; m. March 21, 1874, Emma 

Streeter, dau. of Adam and May (Morris) Streeter. One child. 

Res., Lisbon. 


xii. Sarah J., b. June 3, 1852. Never m. She d. in Redlands, Cal., 

May 8, 1908. 
xiii. Clara M., b. April 5, 1855; m. Dec. 25, 1881, Lovell Comstock. 

Res., Charlestown. One child. 

2. Almon E.« Mace {Samuch) b. May 4, 1848; m. first, Nov. 28, 1876, 
Lizzie I. Townsend of Lebanon, dau. of Joseph Townsend. She was 
divorced in 1886 (?); m. second. May 30, 1887, Mrs. Frances Ella Sturte- 
vant of Hartland, Vt. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Matjde a., b. March 15, 1878. 

ii. Edith M., b. Aug. 8, 1880; m. Nov. 1, 1898, Daniel F. Blood of 

iii. Harry A., b. Jan. 5, 1882, d. May 2, 1882. 


Antipas Marble was b. in Sutton, Mass., Nov. 8, 1766, and d. July 1, 1841. 
He came to town before his m. He m. Jan. 1, 1793, Sally Putnam, 
dau. of Daniel and Anna (Chase) Putnam of Cornish, b. March 3, 
1772, and d. in town March 20, 1826. They lived first on the place 
now owned and occupied by W. E. Chadbourne and afterwards on the 
Capt. Constant Smith place, now owned and occupied by Herbert 
Deming. Mr. Marble m. again Sept. 8, 1831, Mrs. Anna (Munroe) 
Ford, wid. of Capt. Daniel Ford. He then rem. to Claremont, where 
he d. but was buried in Cornish. Children, all b. in town: 

i. March Chase, b. Nov. 4, 1793; m. ■ , Persis Underwood and 

had four children: 1. March, Jr. 2. Persis. 3. Sarah Put- 
nam. 4. Elizabeth. He d. Aug. 26, 1822. 
ii. Sarah Almira, b. Sept. 30, 1795; never m.; d. at Claremont, 
' Aug. 9, 1855. Buried in Cornish. 

iii. Anna Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1798; m. first, Parmerson Piatt and had 
one child: Helen Maria, b. in Cornish Sept. 21, 1818, d. in 
Claremont May 6, 1876; m. second, Nov., 1831, Joseph Rich- 
ardson and by him had two children. (See Richardson.) Mr. 
Richardson d. Oct. 27, 1839. She m. third, Sept. 1, 1842, 
Thomas Ku-k, without issue. She d. in Claremont April 21, 1876. 
iv. Gratia, b. March 30, 1800; d. Aug. 8, 1803. 
V. Hiram Holland, b. March 27, 1802; d. Aug. 7, 1803. 
vi. Hiram Dudley, b. Dec, 1803; m. June 21, 1831, Harriet Smith, 
dau. of Nathaniel Smith. Had two children: 1. Edwin Smith, 
b. June 24, 1834, and d. Feb. 1, 1866. 2. Ehzabeth Goodwin, 
b. June 23, 1836, and d. July 5, 1900. Hiram D. d. Dec. 24, 
1851. His wife d. July 10, 1886. 
vii. Gratia, 2d, b. 1806; m. Oct. 11, 1837, Amos Goodwin, the 
husband of her deceased sister. Two children: 1. Ellen 
Wentworth, b. Aug. 16, 1838; d. April 19, 1907. 2. Gratia 
Almira, b. May 10, 1840, and d. Aug., 1840. The mother d. 
July 25, 1840, in Saco, Me. 


viii. Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1808; m. June 25, 1827, Amos Goodwin 
of Saco, Me. She d. May 30, 1834, in Saco, Me., leaving two 
children: 1. Daniel Albert, b. May 4, 1828, and d. at Bidde- 
ford, Me., June 23, 1844. 2. Elizabeth Marble, b. Feb. 11, 
1830; m. Nov. 17, 1853, William F. Jones of Claremont and 
d. March 18, 1896, leaving three children. 

ix. Daniel Putnam, b. 1810; m. Oct., 1835, Elizabeth Howes; d. at 
New Orleans April 5, 1840, buried in Cornish. 

X. George H., b. 1813, d. Sept. 11, 1843, in Claremont, buried in 

xi. Wentworth p., b. 1824 (?); m. and went south teaching; d. at Co- 
lumbus, Ga., Jan. 4, 1853. 


Lieut. Elias Martindale was b. in 1764, in ; m. , Mindwell 

Belden, b. in 1754; d. in CornLsh Jan. 18, 1851, aged 97. He d. Jan. 
10, 1826. Both were buried in the cemetery at the Flat. They came 
to town near the close of the eighteenth century and settled on the Flat. 
Their children were: 

2. i. Lemuel, b. July 16, 1787. 

ii. Stephen, b. Oct. 23, 1789. Went west to Ohio about the time he 

became of age; was m. in 1824 and became the parent of eleven 

iii. Elias, Jr., b. April 25, 1791. He never m. Remained in the old 

home on the Flat and cared for his mother while she lived. 

He was a general mechanic. He d. June 23, 1865. 
iv. Robert, b. Aug. 12, 1793. Went west to N. Y. state about the 

time his brother Stephen left home. No further record of 

him is known. 
V. Henry, b. March 22, 1795; d. May 23, 1796. 
vi Clarissa, b. 1798; m. Nov. 11, 1824, Moses White of Cornish, 

a son of Thomas White. 

2. Lemuel^ Martindale (Elias^) was b. July 16, 1787; m. Dec. 21, 1815, 
Chloe Powers of Croydon, dau. of Col. Samuel and Chloe (Cooper) 
Powers, b. May 21, 1795, and d. Nov. 9, 1883, inWaukon, Iowa, aged 
88. Mr. Martindale d. Jan. 9, 1838, aged 49. His wife remained a 
wid. about forty-five years. Children, all supposed to have been b. 
in town: 

i. Almeda M., b. Oct. 21, 1816; m. May 3, 1837, Henry Jackson 
of Cornish. Two children. (See Jackson.) She d. April 14, 
1884, in Concord. 

ii. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 1, 1818; m. , 1839, Solomon Rickard. She 

d. March, 1857, in Iowa. Five children. 

iii. Lemuel, Jr., b. Feb. 28, 1821; m. April 22, 1849, Mrs. Rebecca 
(Westgate) Comings, wid. of Benjamin Comings, b. Jan. 14, 
1816, d. May 26, 1897. No issue. He was a farmer, a man of 


sound judgment and strict integrity. Held many town offices. 

Was an ardent promoter of the Grange from its introduction 

in 1874, till he d. Sept. 19, 1894. 
iv. Samuel Powers, b. Oct. 18, 1823; never m.; d. in April, 1850, on 

overland route to California. 
V. Ira R., b. Dec. 19, 1826; d. Aug. 23, 18.30. 
vi. Sarah A., b. June 5, 1829; m. Oct. 6, 1853, Carlisle D. Beeman. 

Six children. Lived in Waukon, Iowa, where she d. Feb. 3, 1893. 
vii, Lucy A., b. Feb. 8, 1832; m. Jan. 30, 1856, Andrew Lane. Res. 

in Lebanon. Two children, 
viii. Ithamar, b. July 25, 1834. When of age he went west to Waukon, 

Iowa. He m. Sept. 19, 1872, Rachel Hall. Three children. 

He d. March 25, 1887. 
ix. Laura J., b. Dec. 19, 1837; m. March 29, 1866, Nathaniel Mitchell. 

Lives in Rossville, Iowa, 1908. Four children. 

Peletiah Martindale was a brother of Lieut. Elias and came to town 
probably about the same time. But little record of him or his family 

has come to hand. He m. , Betsey Jackson, b. about 1770 and d. 

Sept. 6, 1828, age'd 58. 

"Within this sacred bed of rest 
A tender mother lies. 
But she shall live among the blest 
When Christ shall bid her rise." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

They had a dau. Lydia C, b. about 1804, d. April 22, 1820, aged 16. 
They also had a son William; m. Mrs. Sophia (Hilliard) Smith, dau. of 
Amos Avery and Sarah (Huggins) Hilliard. No issue. Some years after, 
he left town for parts unknown. Sophia d. April 2, 1900, aged 99 years, 
9 days. 


Charles Mason was b. in Swanzey, Mass., March 2, 1822. He was the 
son of Valentine Mason, who was the son of Job Mason, both of whom 
res. in Swanzey, Mass. He was m. Feb. 27, 1845, to EUza S. Peck, 
also of Swanzey, b. May 25, 1927. After their m. they lived several 
years in Warren, R. I., where their children were all b. In 1875, they 
came to Cornish, purchasing and settling on the Amos Richardson 
farm. In 1890, after fifteen years res. here, declining health and loss 
of a leg caused him to sell and rem. with all his family to Franklin, 

Mass., where he d. Sept. 11, 1896, aged 74. Mrs. Ma.son d. . 

Children : 

i. Charles Clarence, b. March 26, 1852; m. , Mrs. Ellen M. 

(Ripley) Davis, dau. of David K. and Rosilla (Clark) Ripley. 

He d. in Franklin, Mass., March 6, 1893. 
ii. George Peck, b. March 2, 1855. Res., Franklin, Mass. 
iii. Edmund Valentine, b. July 26, 1870. Res. in Everett, Mass. 



David E. Melendy, was b. in Croydon June 19, 1828, the son of John 
and Sally (Clark) Melendy; m. June 9, 1870, to Susan Comings of Cornish, 
dau. of William F. and Abigail (Bryant) Comings, b. Jan. 13, 1837. 
No children. A farmer, quiet and unostentatious. He came to Cornish 
and res. for a time at the "Hempyard, " and later owned and res. on 
the Levi Ayers farm till Jan., 1904, when his house was burned, and 
he, being in a crippled condition, was taken to Claremont, where he d. 
Feb. 21, 1904, aged 75. 


William Mercer was b. in 1771, in Scotland, and also Elizabeth his wife, 
and all of their children. The family came to this country in 1818, 
and soon after located in Claremont as wool-workers and machinists. 
Mr. Mercer d. in Claremont Oct. 15, 1826, but his sons continued the 
business. About 1830, most of the family rem. to Cornish and built 
the mills in the west part of the town, long known as "Mercer's Mills." 
Here they did a thriving business at wool-manufacturing. The business 
continued till about 1887, when, by reason of the death of some of the 
principals, and age and infirmity of those remaining, the business 
declined and finally ceased. Children of William and Elizabeth 
Mercer, and born in Scotland: 

i. Walter, b. April 9, 1804; m. , Susan T. Cady of Weathersfield, 

Vt., b. Sept. 24, 1815, and d. May 3, 1887, dau. of Silas and 
Polly (Chase) Cady. They had one child : WUliam W., b. May 21, 
1843, and d. Sept. 19, 1895. In William's will, he bequeathed 
several thousand dollars for the benefit of education in Cornish. 
(See High Schools.) Walter Mercer, the father, was a wool- 
worker and machinist. He d. May 30, 1845. 

ii. George, b. June — , 1805, was also a wool-worker. After the death 

of his brother, Walter, he m. , his wid., and by her had 

one son: Edwin. George d. Jan. 15, 1880. 

iii. John, b. , 1808; m. , Julia Cone. No children. He was 

also a wool-worker. He d. May 9, 1875. 

iv. William, Jr., b. , 1809. A first-class machinist. He d. in 

Cuba. It is said he m. and had a son William living on Long 

V. Elizabeth, b. — — , 1810; m. first, Mercer who came 

from Scotland with her father. One child. (See John H. 
Mercer.) M. second, — ■ — , Alexander Barker. Four children. 
(See Barker.) She d. in 1896. 

vi. Jane, b. , d. in Scotland. 

vii. Thomas, b. . A machinist. Never m. Contracted consump- 
tion in N. Y. Came home and d. in Cornish. 

Sir Walter Mercer, a cousin of William, Sr., was b. in Scotland, came with 
the family of his cousin and was a member of the same firm of wool-workers. 


He m. , Malinda Hicks of Weathersfield, Vt., d. in Cornish July 1, 1882. 

Sir Walter d. Oct. 27, 1864. 

2. John H. Mercer, the son of Elizabeth and Mercer, was b. July 

11, 1831. Lived in Claremont, Plainfield and lastly in Cornish where 
he d. Jan. 7, 1904. He m. April 29, 1862, Martha E. Plummer 
of Chelsea, Vt., who d. Sept. 2, 1877. She had two children. 

i. Henry H., b. July 22, 1864; m. Oct. 7, 1891, Minnie L. Goward 
of Cornish, dau. of Edwin O. and Mary (Redfield) Goward, 
b. July 5, 1867. He grad. from Kimball Union Academy, class 
1885. A pattern designer. 

ii. Fannie M., b. March 29, 1869, and d. Sept. 13, 1870. 


John Merrill, son of Obadiah and Hannah Merrill was b. Nov. 15, 1756; 

m. first, Susanna , b. Sept. 27, 1757, and d. May 6, 1800; m. 

second, April 15, 1803, Lydia King of Croydon. He d. Sept. 23, 
1837. They lived . Their children, all by first wife, were: 

i. Polly, b. Oct. 28, 1778; d. Oct. 26, 1798. 

u. Arad, b. March 8, 1781; d. Jan, 23, 1849. 

iu. Ira, b. Oct. 31, 1785; d. Dec. 10, 1855. 

2. iv. John, b. June 30, 1791. 

V. SiBBiL, b. Jan. 4, 1794; d. Jan. 20, 1794. 

vi. Eli, b. Jan. 10, 1796; d. March 30, 1855. 

2. John2 Merrill (John^) was b. June 30, 1791, in ; m. first, 

March 3, 1819, Dorothy Bean of Grantham or Plainfield, b. Dec. 28, 
1790, and d. July 17, 1850; m. second, Nov. 6, 1851, Julia Ann Avery 
of Plainfield, dau. of Samuel and Mercy (Wood) Avery, b. May 7, 1827. 
Mr. Merrill had no children by either wife. While living with his first 
wife they adopted a child (James S. Hunter) but never changed his 
name. (See Hunter.) 
Mr. Merrill was a thrifty farmer and lived in the northeast part of the 

town in school district No. 16. It is said he was a soldier of the War of 1812. 

He d. Oct. 17, 1859. His wid. afterwards m. Norman E. Hebard. (See 



Eben Mitchell was b. in Corinth, Vt., in 1809. He was the son of Eben 
and Sally (Eastman) Mitchell. He m. in 1839, Mary W. Allen of 
Croydon, dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Wright) Allen, b. Oct. 22, 1815. 
They came from Croydon to Cornish in 1860 and spent the rest of their 
lives here. Mr. Mitchell d. Sept. 12, 1875. His wife d. Jan. 4, 1894. 
Children, all b. in Croydon. 

i. Helen Mar, b. in 1840; m. Frank A. Stearns. Six children. 


ii. Cynthia Arminda, b. Sept. 22, 1841; m. Dec. 29, 1868, Kyran Ryan. 

Four children. She d. in Cornish Oct. 9, 1902. 
iii. Marion A., b. July 6, 1844; m. Nov. 29, 1863, George A. Truell. 

One child. (See Truell.) 
iv. Herbert, b. in 1848; d. young. 
V. LuMAN, b. in 1852; m. Nov. 28, 1877, Jennie A. Ripley of Cornish, 

dau. of David K. and Rosilla (Clark) Ripley, b. Aug. 20, 1859. 

One child: Iva M., b. May 15, 1883, m. in 1906, Henry L. 

Bishop; a dau. was b. them Dec. 17, 1906, — Glenna. 
vi. Ida May, b. July 23, 1858; m. Aug. 17, 1878, Erbert Britton, then 

of Cornish. No children. She d. June 1, 1886, in Cornish. 


1. Nathaniel Morgan with his wife Lucinda (Spaulding) Morgan lived 

in Plainfield. They were married April 24, 1827. Mr. Morgan d. 
in Plainfield — — , leaving four little children all b. in that town. About 
the year 1838 Mrs. Morgan, with her children, came to Cornish and 
lived several years in the Dr. Roswell Leavitt house, which her brother, 
Siloam Spaulding, afterwards owned and occupied near the Flat. The 
children were: 

i. Susan H., b. Feb. 18, 1828; m. in 1855, Horace J. Kingsbury. 

She d. Dec. 30, 1894. 
u. Ellen M., b. Nov. 19, 1829. Never m. She. d. June 23, 1898. 
Was found dead in a field near her home. 
2. in. Dana N., b. Oct. 23, 1831. 

iv. Farnum J., b. April 10, 1833. Never m. He returned to Plain- 
field and spent his life on the homestead of his grandfather, 
Jesse Spaulding. He d. Dec. 24, 1880. 

2. Dana N.= Morgan (Nathanieb) was b. Oct. 23, 1831; m. Sept. 14, 1853, 

Julia A. Wood of Cornish, dau. of Ariel K. and Emeline (Day) Wood, 
b. Jan. 29, 1833, d. Dec. 4, 1888. Has spent the larger part of his 
life in this town and Windsor. A dealer in lumber. Has served on 
the board of selectmen. Still living (1905) but retired from business 
on account of ill health. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Nellie E., b. Jan. 24, 1856; m. June 12, 1879, Charles B. Deming 

of Cornish. One child: (See Deming.) She d. May 16, 1880. 
ii. Lucy L., b. Oct. 4, 1859. Never m. She d. Feb. 22, 1889. 
iii Delia S., b. May 6, 1864; m. Sept. 22, 1883, Ralph L. Morgan. 

Two cliildren. Live in Plainfield. 
iv. Emma D., b. July 21, 1865; m. June 17, 1897, Sherman M. Stone. 

Two children. Live in Brome, Que. 
V. Luette J., b. Sept. 12, 1867; m. Aug. 25, 1904, George A. Weston. 

Res. in Bellows Falls, Vt. 
vi. Carrie A., b. April 27, 1869; m. Sept. 20, 1899, Leverett Stone. 

Two children. She d. Jan. 25, 1903. 



John Morse came to Cornish from Walpole, Mass., where he was b. Nov. 11, 
1752. His name first appears as a "private on the pay-roll of Col. Jona- 
than Chase's Regt. of Militia wliich marched from Cornish, Sept., 1777, 
to join the Continental Army under General Gates, near Saratoga." 
He m. first, June 4, 1779, Abigail Chase of Cornish, dau. of Dea. 
Dudley and Alice (Corbett) Chase, b. Nov. 9, 1759; d. July 17, 1792, 
aged 32; m. second, March 2, 1793, Anna Putnam of Cornish, dau. of 
Daniel and Anna (Chase) Putnam, b. Nov. 8, 1764; d. Feb. 16, 1852, 
aged 87. He d. April 22, 1822, aged 70. Children by Abigail, all b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Clarissa, b. Nov. 1, 1779; d. Oct. 5, 1800, aged 21. 

ii. Prudentia, b. Feb. 13, 1782; m. — — , WilHam Poole, and lived in 

Randolph, Vt. One child, a dau., Willimine, who m. Mr. 

Punchard, editor of the Boston Evening Traveller. Prudentia 

d. Jan. 31, 1853, aged 71. 
iii. Ascenath, b. Jan. 7, 1784; m. Oct. 6, 1812, Gen. Martin Fhnt of 

Randolph, Vt., where they res. She had seven children; d. 

March 13, 1874, aged 90. 
iv. Aphia, b. April 6, 1786; m. Jan. 17, 1810, Thomas Haile Pettingill. 

They Hved in Sahsbury, where she d. Nov. 10, 1859. Had five 

V. John Milton, b. Aug. 11, 1787; m. first, -, Fanny Winters. 

She d. Feb. 22, 1833, aged 23, leaving three children who all d. 

young; m. second, • — — -, Clarissa Fairchild, b. in 1798; d. Aug. 

18, 1837, aged 39. By her he had five children. Res. in Bur- 

hngton, Vt., where he d. Sept. 7, 1851, aged 64. 
\'i. Federal, b. March 2, 1788; d. March 13, 1793. 
vii. Intrepid, b. March 21, 1791. Fitted for the ministry and settled 

in Steubenville, Ohio, where he was rector over a Protestant 

Episcopal parish forty years. Was twice married; m. first, 

the wid of a Moravian missionary; m. second, Mrs. Rebecca 

(Wells) Chase, wid. of Philander Chase of Illinois. No children. 
\Tii. Ebenezer, b. July 17, 1792; d. Jan. 30, 1793. 

Children b-j^ Anna Putnam, also b. in Cornish: 

ix. Abigail Helena, b. Feb. 12, 1794. She alwaj's lived in Cornish. 

Never m.; d. May 12, 1858, aged 64. 
X. Daniel Putman, b. July 23, 1896; d. Aug. 13, 1803. 
xi. Oren, b. Sept. 9, 1799; d. Aug. 15, 1803. 

Luther and Eunice (Smith) Morse came from Grantham soon after the 
beginning of the 19th century and Hved here many years. As there is 
no record of their death in town, it may be inferred they died with some 
of their children living outside of the town. Their children were: 

i. Betsey, b. June 21, 1797; m. March 24, 1813, Abel Jackson of Cor- 
nish. She had no cliildren; d. Feb. 19, 1841. 


ii. Patience, b. Aug. 21, 1799; m. , John White of Cornish (his 

second wife). Six children. (See White.) She d. Nov. 3, 

1865. (The town records show that she had a child by William 

R. Kimball, b. July 22, 1823, who received his father's name; 

became a prominent business man in trade in Claremont; d. 

there June 25, 1898.) 
iii. Abigail O., b. March 26, 1802; m. , 1833, Mial Westgate of 

Cornish. Four children. (See Westgate.) She d. Sept. 13, 

1878, in Springfield, Vt. 
iv. Joanna, b. March 2, 1806; m. , William Huggins of Cornish. 

Five children. (See Huggins.) She d. . Mr. Huggins d. 

Nov. 19, 1855. They lost a son (Samuel L.), who d. in Cornish, 

July 13, 1842. 
v. Daniel, b. April 16, 1808. Went to sea and d. there. 

Alexander Murray, eldest son of Col. John Murray, was b. in 1741, in 

He m. , Eleanor Sloan, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Hamilton) 

Sloan, b. in 1741. They Uved in Rutland, Mass. Mr. Murray enlisted 
in the War of the Revolution in May, 1782, and served till the end of 
the War, in 1783. About 1816, he came and settled in Cornish. 
Applied for a pension in May, 1818, and his claim was allowed, and he 
was pensioned from March 17, 1786, for the of three fingers on his 
left hand. He d. March 26, 1826. It is supposed that he and his wife 
both died and were buried in town, but no record or marked grave shows 
the fact. Children, supposed b. in Rutland, Mass.: 

i. John, b. ; m. in July, 1790, Lavina Morse. 

ii. Samuel, b. ; m. in April, 1798, Sarah Brown. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Jan. 29, 1804, Isaac Wheeler. 

iv. Reuben, b. ; lived with his parents; it is not known that he m. 

Town record says a Mr. Murray m. Jan 4, 1820, Abigail Young. 

It might have been Reuben Murray. 
v. A dau. b. • . She went to Maine and m. there. 


Curtis S. Nelson, Levi S. Nelson and John Nelson, brothers, came from 
Woodstock, Vt., in the spring of 1889. Curtis S. settled on the Horace 
Deming place and Levi S., a few years in School Div. 8, finally settled on 
the Moses Walker farm on Dingleton Hill. John Nelson, a laborer, without 
family, lived in several places. These were sons of Richard and Eunice Nelson. 

1. Curtis S. Nelson was b. July 17, 1850, in ; m. Oct. 13, 1876, 

Mary A. Metcalf of Woodstock, Vt., b. Dec. 2, 1857. Children, the 
first five b. in Woodstock and the rest in Cornish: 

i. Ellen M., b. Jan. 16, 1878; m. Herbert I. Leslie. Six children, 
ii. Alice J., b. Feb. 16, 1880; m. Murray Lezotte; live in Claremont. 


iii. Emma L., b. July 27, 1882; m. William Leonard. Live in Wendell, 


iv. Eva L., b. April 5, 1885. 

V. Nettie M., b. Sept. 10, 1887. 

vi. Nellie M., b. March 18, 1890. 

vii. Robert H., b. Aug. 16, 1892. 

viii. Hattie E., b. Feb. 9, 1895. 

ix. Guy P., b. Jan. 29, 1897. 

X. Oscar H., b. Feb. 25, 1900. 

2. Levi S. Nelson, brother of Curtis S., was b. Feb. 24, 1856, in Plainfield; 
m. in 1878, Sarah A. Atwood, of Bridgewater, Vt., dau. of William D. 
and Harriet A. (Fairbanks) Atwood. Children, the first six b. in 
Bridgewater, Vt., the rest in Cornish: 

i. Willie S., b. in 1879; m. in 1907, Levnia Picknell. 

ii. Luella S., b. in 1880; d. in 1885, in Bridgewater, Vt. 

iii. Lewis A., b. in 1882; m. in 1910, in Greenfield, Mass. 

iv. Eugene C, b. in 1885; m. in 1910, Carrie Watkins. 

V. Mabel B., b. in 1887; m. in 1905, H. J. Jennison, in Walpole. 

vi. Bertie E., b. in 1889. 

vii. Harry J., b. in 1894. 

viii. Harriet E., b. in 1897. 


Lieut. Robert Nevens, b. in Nottingham, was m. and res. in Pelham. He 
served in the War of the Revolution, but afterwards rem. to and d. in Cor- 
nish. His wife was Elizabeth Hodge. 

1. David Nevens, their son, was b. Feb. 10, 1768, in Pelham, where he res. 
till 1796, when, with his wife and three small children, he came to Cor- 
nish and spent the rest of his life. He had m. Sept. 9, 1791, Betsey 
Pollard, dau. of Cummings Pollard, b. Sept. 16, 1772; d. Nov. 3, 1859. 
He d. July 12, 181.3. Children, the first three b. in Pelham, the rest 
in Cornish: 

2. i. Samuel P., b. June 7,-1792. 

iii. David, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1793; d. Dec. 14, 1813, in French Mills, N. Y. 
Soldier in the War of 1812, and d. in service. 

iii. AsHER, b. June 19, 1795; d. April 16, 1813, in Batavia, N. Y. Sol- 
dier in War of 1812, and d. in service. 

iv. Lydia, twin, b. Jan. 31, 1797; d. Aug. 17, 1816, in Cornish. 

V. Betsey, twin, b. Jan. 31, 1797; d. May 17, 1814, in Cornish. 

3. vi. Alfred, b. Feb. 17, 1799. 

vii. Julianna, b. Nov. 23, 1800; d. Aug. 21, 1817. 

viii. Ursula, b. Sept. 21, 1802; m. Oct. 23, 1828, Taylor Oilman Chase 

of Cornish. She d. Nov. 19, 1829. No issue. 
ix. Irena, b. July 10, 1804; m. Sept. 14, 1830, Enoch Huggins of Cor- 


nish. Rem. to Vermont, afterwards to Peoria, 111., where she 
d. Oct. 25, 1860. 

4. X. John Langdon, b. April 14, 1806. 

xi, Sybil P., b. Feb. 14, 1808; m. Oct. 1, 1835, Joseph B. Comings of 
Cornish. Five children. (See Comings.) She d. May 11, 

xii. Benjamin F., b. Jan. 22, 1810; d. Sept. 8, 1835, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

5. xiii. Asa, b. June 19, 1812. 

2. Samuel P.' Nevens {David-, Robert^) h. June 7, 1792; m. in Cornish 

Dec. 25, 1817, Mehitable Whiting of Claremont. It seems they lived 
in Cornish a few years, then rem. to Claremont and from thence to 
Cabot, Vt., where they permanently located. Children, both b. in 
Cornish : 

Betsey Maria, b. May 2, 1820; d. Sept. 4, 1822. 
i. David, b. April 30, 1822. 
ii. Betsey Ann, b. Sept. 24, 1823. 

3. Alfred^ Nevens (Davicb, Robert^) h. Feb. 17, 1799; m. Jan. 27, 1830, 

Susan Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Amos Avery and Sarah (Huggins) 
Hilliard, b. Jan. 16, 1805; d. April 4, 1888. A carpenter and farmer. 
He d. Nov. 3, 1857. Two children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. An infant, b. and d. Dec, 1833. 

ii. Jane Ursula, b. 1835; d. unm. Sept. 22, 1859. 

4. John Langdons Nevens {David'-, Robert^) b. April 10, 1806; m. Oct. 30, 

1838, Clarissa Stockwell of Croydon, b. Sept. 23, 1814, dau. of Giles 
Stockwell. Res. a few years in Cornish and kept the hotel on Cornish 
Flat, then rem. to Bradford and Concord, and afterwards to Corinth, 
N. Y. Children: 

i. William Henry, b. Dec. 8, 1839, in Cornish; m. Dec. 23, 1880, 
Jessie Hunter, b. April 8, 1843. Two children. They res. in 
Winnebago, 111. 

ii. Cynthia P., b. May 26, 1841, in Cornish. 

iii. Charles, b. Aug. 24, 1843, in Bradford. He enlisted from Cornish 
in the Civil War and d. in the service July 30, 1863. 

iv. Frank, b. March 3, 1848, in Concord. 

V. Ida E., b. Dec. 10, 1855, in Corinth, N. Y.; d. Oct. 22, 1889. 

5. ASA» NeVens {David^-, Robert^) b. .June 19, 1812; m. Sept. 11, 1838, Lucy 

Parnell of Weathersfield, Vt., dau. of Benj. and Mary (Sartwell) Par- 
nell, b. Dec. 13, 1815, and d. April 6, 1897. He d. March 30, 1895. 
Was a farmer and an exemplary citizen. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

6. i. Franklin D., b. July 19, 1839. 

ii. Cummings P., b. Aug. 28, 1841 ;"d. Oct. 16, 1859. 

7. iii. Charles D., b. Sept. 7, 1849. 


6. Franklin D.< Nevens (Asa^, Davirb, Robert^) was b. July 19, 1839. In 

the fall of 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War, but was soon after honor- 
ably discharged by reason of disability. He was a dea. and honored 
member of the Baptist Church; m. March 23, 1862, Abbie C. Harlow 
of Cornish, dau. of William Clifford and Mary (Hall) Harlow, b. Feb. 
25, 1842. He d. May 9, 1871, leaving one child. His wid. afterwards 
m. Bradley L. Frye with res. in Chester, Vt. Child by F. D. Nevens: 

i. Emily E., b. in Cornish Sept. 29, 1865; m. Jan. 21, 1885, Frank B. 
Clark. One child, b. March 1, 1900. Live in Chester, Vt. 

7. Charles D.'i Nevens (Asa^, Dumb, Robert^) was b. Sept. 7, 1849; m. 

May 1, 1878, Delia R. Bryant of Cornish, dau. of George W. and Lydia 
L. (Shaw) Bryant, b. Nov. 25, 1859. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Grace M., b. May 29, 1879. 

ii. Lena C, b. Feb. 8, 1881; m. June 24, 1908, Harry L. Streeter of 


Jacob Newell, b. in Jaffrey Nov., 1794. Served in the War of 1812 and was 
stationed at Ticonderoga, N. Y.; m. Dec. 27, 1815, JuUa Robigne Com- 
ings of Cornish, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Cooper) Comings, b. April 
12, 1799, d. May 2, 1858, in Lyme. He was a mechanic; d. Aug. 
16, 1869, in Cornish. Several of the dates in this record are at variance 
with other authorities. Children: 

i. Mary Jane, b. May, 1824; d. Nov. 27, 1856. 

ii. Benjamin Comings, b. July 15, 1827. Res. several years in Cornish 
and then rem. to Lyme, where he spent the rest of his life, dying 
April 17, 1902. Thrice m. Three children, all d. young. 

iii. Harriet Atwood, b. Dec. 6, 1830; d. March 5, 1897. 

iv. Julia Robigne, b. July, 1832; m. in 1856, John Mabbs. Two children. 
She d. May 25, 1864. 

V. Sarah Stanley, b. March 7, 1834; m. June 13, 1860, Edward 
Newell Wyman of Cornish, who d. on the Flat March 20, 1882. 
Two, children. (See Wyman.) After his husband's death, 
she left Cornish and res. in Waterbury, Conn. She d. June 27, 
1911, in Newport, R. I. 

vi. Luther Bingham, b. May 8, 1837; m. April 12, 1862, Addie M. 
Packard. Three children, all d. young. Enlisted April, 1861, 
in Co. I, 1st Regt. Vt. Vols., at Fortress Monroe. Discharged 
June 16, 1865. Res. (1903), Hanover. 

vii. Joseph Smith, b. Nov. 12, 1844. Lived in Cornish several years. 
Enhsted Nov., 1862, in Co. A, 16th N. H. Vols. Was stationed 
in the Gulf Department in La. nine mos. Discharged Aug., 
1863, in Concord. Rem. to Thomaston, Conn., in 1867, where 
he has since res. 



The Newtons that have Uved in Cornish came from Grantham. Rufus and 
Laura W. Newton hved at the extreme point of settlement on the west- 
em side of Grantham mountain. They spent their hves there. Had 
six children. Two of these became citizens of Cornish: 

2. i. Charles G., b. Jan. 18, 1846. 

ii. Eva L., b. Feb. 22, 1854; m. first, March 15, 1881, Harrison Leslie 
of Cornish, who d. Oct. 26, 1887. No issue; m. second, Nov. 
17, 1887, Worth C. Jordan, of Cornish. One cliild: Ada, b. 
Dec. 7, 1890. Eva L. d. June 10, 1903. 

2. Charles 0.= Newton (Rufus^) was b. Jan. 18, 1846; m. Sept. 10, 1875, 
Sarah L. Nichols, b. March 10, 1846. They came to Cornish, in the 
fall of 1893, and settled on the Richard Coburn farm, a mile northeast 
of the Flat. Children, all b. before coming to town: 

i. Grace May, b. April 10, 1879; m. Dec. 23, 1906, William H. Pardy 
of Cornish. One child (1908), a son, Newton Francis Pardy, 
b. Sept. 17, 1907. 

ii. Atherton a., b. Jan. 4, 1882; d. Jan. 23, 1883. 

iii. Rupert Leroy, b. Feb. 20, 1884; d. Feb. 4, 1899. 

LxjTHER Newton came from Grantham about 1843, lived many years at 
the Flat. He had previously m. — — , who d. Sept. 4, 1844, leaving several 
children; m. second, Mrs. Susan (Bugbee) Miller. She d. June 1, 1849. 
(Another record says May 22, 1849.) She left no children; m. third, June 28, 
1850, Mary Tasker, dau. of Benj. F. and Sarah (Farrington) Tasker. One 
child, Edith, b. Aug. 14, 1860, adopted by Stilman Coburn, and name changed 
to^Coburn. The mother d. at the birth of this child. Mr. Newton soon after 
left town. 


Philo Norris was b. Oct. 10, 1804, in Surry. He was the son of Elijah and 
Anna (Kendrick) Norris. Came in early life to Plainfield; m. Aug. 17, 
1828, Angeline Stone of Plainfield, dau. of Capt. David and Ruth (Ken- 
yon) Stone, b. Dec. 9, 1802, d. Sept. 27, 1885. He d. July 8, 1888. They 
lived in Cornish several years, and for some years had charge of the alms- 
house before the county assumed the care of its inmates. Their last 
years were spent with their son-in-law, Henry A. Weld in Cornish. 
Children, b. in Plainfield: 
i. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 6, 1829; m. AprU 15, 1852, Henry A. Weld of 
Cornish. Three children. (See Weld.) She d. Jan. 3, 1907. 
ii. Emily Elizabeth, b. March 28, 1835; m. May 26, 1859, Stephen A. 
Tracy of Cornish. No children. She d. June 19, 1862. 


James and Hannah Norton were res. of the town, a few years at the opening 
of the last century, .\side from the town records, and a single tablet 


in the cemetery, we have nothing else remaining of the family. Mr. 
Norton d. in town Aug. 30, 1830, aged 63. Children: 

i. James, Jr., b. Nov. 2, 1789. 

ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 27, 1792. 

iii. Betsey, b. Nov. 15, 1798. 

iv. Meribah, b. April 29, 1801. 

v. William, b. Feb. 10, 1805. 


Thomas I. and Margaret Nutter, his wife, lived in town during the closing 
years of the 18th century, and, at least the first decade of the follow- 
ing one. After this the family evidently left town, leaving three of 
their children buried in town. In 1790, the family consisted of only 
himself and wife. Children: 

i. Alice, b. Dec. 23, 1790. 

ii. Heber, b. Sept. 2, 1793. 

iii. John, b. Nov. 5, 1795. 

iv. Thomas I., Jr., b. June, 1800; d. Nov. 27, 1800. 

v. Prudence, b. 1801; d. March 16, 1808. 

vi. Margaret, b. 1802; d. Nov. 3, 1838. 

vii. Lyman Sewell, b. July 12, 1806. 


Joshua and Marjorie Page were early residents of the town. At the time 
of the first census in 1790, his family consisted of himself and wife, three 
boys and four girls. They must have left town soon after as there are 
scarcely no town or cemetery records of them to be found. Their 
children, as per record of births, are as follows: 

i. Sandarous, b. Sept. 15, 1775. 

ii. Phebe, b. May 8, 1777; d. young. 

iii. Samuel Kennedy, b. April 22, 1779; d. young. 

iv. Phebe, 2d, twin, b. Feb. 8, 1781. 

v. Samuel K., 2d, twin, b. Feb. 8, 1781. 

vi. Betsey, b. Feb. 4, 1783. 

vii. Sally, b. April 17, 1785; m. Jan. 2, 1810, Asa Coburn. 

viii. Joshua, b. Feb. 9, 1787. 

ix. Billy, b. March 2, 1789. 

X. Polly, b. April 10, 1793. 

xi. Mercy, b. March 4, 1795. 


John Low Paget, the son of John P. and Agnes (Low) Paget, was b. in Scot- 
land July, 1821. He learned the stone-cutters' trade in Glasgow, and 
came from Strathaven to America, in 1841. Soon after arriving he 
engaged in the construction of the Sullivan Railroad, which passes 


through a section of Cornish. Soon after its completion, he settled as 
a farmer in town, on the Nathaniel Huggins farm, where he spent the 
rest of his life. He m. Jan. 1, 1850, Josephine Mercy Root of Cor- 
nish, only dau. of Phinehas and Elsie Kenyon Root, b. April 16, 1813, 
and d. March 28, 1904, aged 90 years, 11 months, 12 days. He d. Aug. 
31, 1878. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Alice Josephine, b. Oct. 30, 1850; d. Aug. 24, 1863. 

ii. John Elwood, b. June 28, 1852; d. Aug. 19, 1863. 

iii. William Deming, b. July 10, 1854. Remains on the homestead. 

Unm. in 1909. 
iv. Eliza Agnes, b. Nov. 6, 1855. Living with her brother; unm. 1909. 


Capt. Samuel Paine was the son of Noah and Mehitable (Stone) Paine of 
Woodstock, Conn. He was b. May 11, 1744. Came to town soon after 
its settlement; m. Sept. 6, 1773, Lucy Hall, dau. of Rev. David Hall, 
b. in Sutton, Mass., March 19, 1749, and d. Dec. 2, 1817. 

"Life makes the soul dependent on the dust. 
Death gives her wings to mount above the spheres." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 

He d. Dec. 13, 1834. They were both buried in Cornish. Children, 
all said to have been b. in Cornish: 

i. Lucy, b. April 4, 1776. 

2. ii. Samuel, Jr., b. Feb. 21, 1778. 

iii. Prescott, b. Feb. 21, 1780; d. March 27, 1818. 

iv. Joseph, b. July 16, 1784. 

v. Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1786; d. Aug. 5, 1856. 

vi. John Bulkley, b. Aug., 1788. Was drowned in the Connecticut 

river June 3, 1801. (See Casualties.) 

vii. Thomas S., b. Sept. 4, 1790; d. Feb. 11, 1791. 

2. Samuel2 Paine (Samueh) h. Feb. 21, 1778; m. in 1803, Pamelia Chase,, 
dau. of Gen. Jonathan and Sarah (Hall) Chase, his cousin, b. Nov. 8, 
1780; d. June 14, 1855. Children (supposed), b. in Cornish: 

i. Emily S., b. Feb. 22, 1805; d. Oct. 5, 1826. 

ii. Albert B., b. Sept. 18, 1807; m. May 19, 1831, Maria L. H. Paine, 

b. Sept. 6, 1807; d. Nov. 16, 1853. Five cliildren. He again m. 

July 10, 1856, Mrs. Abigail Dodge. 
iii. Horace H., b. June 14, 1810; m. Jan. 17, 1833, Laura Cummings. 

Three children, 
iv. Samuel Chase, 1st., b. 1812, and d. the same year. 
V. Laura P., b. July 18, 1814; m. May 17, 1841, Andrew J. Murray. 

Two children, 
vi. Samuel Chase, 2d, b. March 1, 1817; m. Dec. 8, 1842, Betsey 

Burnham. Three children. 


vii. Charles S., b. Nov. 30, 1819; m. first, Nov. 5, 1850, Eliza Lincoln 
who d. Feb. 5, 1854. She had one child: Willie L.; m. second, 
March 20, 1855, Abigail Fulsom. Two children, 
viii. George S., b. Feb. 15, 1822; m. June 28, 1849, Emily I. Smith. 

One child: Arthur, b. June, 1854. 
ix. Francis B., b. July 17, 1824; m. May 30, 1850, Mary C. Smith. 
Two children. 
(It is not known that the Paine families have any descendants in 
town at this date, 1904.) 


Rev. Charles Myron Palmer, son of Asa and Pamelia (Rugg) Palmer, 
was b. Jan. 16, 1837, in Orford. Grad. Kimball LTnion Academy, class 1858; 
Dartmouth College, class 1862; Andover Theological Institute, class 1867. 
Was ord. at Harrisville, Dec. 8, 1868. Was pastor of the Cong. Church in 
Cornish, 1871-73, Meriden, 1873-81, also over churches in Saratoga, Cal., 
Westminster, Mass., Sharon, Vt., and Stoddard, where he d. Sept. 4, 1899. 
For many years he was president of the Alumni Association of Kimball Union 
Academy. He m. Aug. 26, 1868, Marion Woods Powers of Cornish, dau. of 
Obed and Cynthia (Comings) Powers, b. Dec. 3, 1838, a graduate from and 
teacher in Kimball Union Academy, 1863-64. No children. 


John Pardy, b. Dec. 7, 1828, in Plattsburg, N. Y.; m. June 8, 1850, Phebe 
Havens, b. Aug. 20, 1832. They had a family of eleven children, all 
b. in Plattsburg. Of this number, four rem. to, and become res. of 
Cornish and vicinity. In order of their birth, these are: 

2. i. Constant, b. May 5, 1851. 

3. iv. Francls, b. March 10, 1855. 

v. Thankful, b. Sept. 27, 1856; m. Feb. 6, 1882, Frank A. Fifield of 
Cornish. One child: Ernest Leon. (See Fifield.) 

viii. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 28, 1862; m. , John B. Moore of 

Plainfield. One child: Bessie, b. ; m. Merrihew. 

2. Constants Pardy (John^) son of John and Phebe (Havens) Pardy, was 
b. in Plattsburg, N. Y., May 5, 1851; m. Feb. 11, 1873, Elva A. Hubbard, 
dau. of Moses and Thankful (Havens) Hubbard, b. May 17, 1857. 

They came to Cornish in , bringing several children with them. 

Children, all b. in Plattsburg: 

4. i. FREDC.b. Dec. 11, 1873. 

ii. Elmer W., b. Sept. 8, 1875; m. Sept. 7, 1904. 

iii. Grace B., b. March 29, 1880. Fitted for trained nurse. She m. 

Sept. 7, 1904, Harry B. Harris of Windsor, Vt. 
iv. Allie a., b. Oct. 30, 1882. 
V. Ethel H., b. Aug. 27, 1885; m. Oct. 24, 1906. 
vi. Gilbert H., b. Julv 29, 1896. 


3. Francis^ Pardy (Joh7n) brother of Constant, was b. in Plattsburg, N. Y., 

March 10, 1855; m. Dec. 25, 1880, Nelhe Emery, dau. of Peter and Eliza 
(Cross) Emery, b. March 25, 1857. Children: 

i. LiLLiE C, b. May 23, 1881, in Lebanon. She d. June 17, 1900. 

ii. Ida F., twin, b. May 12, 1883, in Plainfield; m. April, 1907. 

iii. Ina a., twin, b. May 12, 1883; m. Sept. 18, 1907. 

iv. William H., b. July 7, 1886, in Plainfield; m. Dec. 23, 1906, Grace 
May Newton of Cornish, b. April 10, 1879. Children: 1. New- 
ton Francis, b. Sept. 17, 1907. 2. Raymond W., b. May 8. 1909. 

V. Florence M., b. Feb., 1888, in Plainfield; d. March, 1888. 

vi. Blanche A., b. April 3, 1890, in Cornish. 

vii. Florence M., 2d, b. Oct., 1891, in Cornish. 

viii. Leonard H., b. Sept. 14, 1895, in Cornish. 

ix. Ralph E., b. March 3, 1901, in Cornish. 

X. Cora E., b. June 28, 1904, in Cornish. 

4. Fred C.« Pardy {Constant'^, John^) was b. Dec. 11, 1873, in Plattsburg. 

Came with his father to N. H.; m. Nov. 29, 1899, Ethel A. Buckman, 
dau. of Rollin R. and Lillie (Chase) Buckman. Settled in town upon 
the Plaistridge farm. Active and successful. A member of school 
board three years. One child (1908), Earl F., b. Aug. 18, 1900. 


John B. Parker was b. in 1819. Came to Cornish about 1844 (?) where 
he Uved several years. Had a fine musical talent and spent much of 
his time teaching both vocal and instrumental music. He m. first, in 
1846, Marcia Ann Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Ruhama 
(Luey) Johnson, b. in 1825, and d. July 16, 1848; m. second, June 27, 
1849, Ellen E. Johnson, a sister of liis former wife, b. in 1832, and d. 
March 24, 1878, in Washington, D. C. Both of these wives were buried 
in Windsor, Vt. In , he left town and soon after went to Wash- 
ington, D. C, where he was in the employ of the government nearly 
thirty years in the Treasury Dept., Bureau of Statistics and Naviga- 
tion. While living here, he m. third, , Lizzie Wilson of Washington. 

He d. in Washington April 12, 1891. Children, one by each wife: 

i. EvERARD L., b. ■ -, in Cornish, lives in Brattleboro, Vt., in the 

employ of the celebrated Estey Organ Co. 

ii. Marcia Ida H., b. , in Cornish; d. March 27, 1874. 

iii. Newell N., b. , res. in Washington. 


Louis C. Peaslee was b. in Springfield Sept. 30, 1856. He was son of 
Daniel H. and Emily A. (Churchill) Peaslee. About the time he became of 
age he came to Cornish as a laborer; m. June 11, 1887, Minnie M. Truell of 
Cornish, dau. of George A. and Marion A. (Mitchell) Truell, b. Nov. 16, 1864. 
One child: Marion T., b. March 1, 1895. 



Amos Penniman came from Windsor, Vt., to Cornish about the year 1845. 
He was son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Hutchinson) Penniman, b. Feb. 2, 
1800. He m. Polly Mace, dau. of Tristam and Betsey (Kittridge) 
Mace, b. Oct. 9, 1800; d. Feb. 7, 1860. He d. in Cornish June 28, 1856. 
Children : 
i. Hannah, b. Nov. 26, 1824, in Hartland, Vt.; m. April 10, 1851, 
Edmund H. Cobb, then of Cornish. Nine children. (See 
Cobb.) Res. in East Plainfield. 
ii. George Amos, b. July 13, 1826, in Hartland, Vt.; m. — — , Rhoda 
Chase. No children. He d. Sept. 20, 1859, in Lowell, Mass., 
by falling upon a circular saw when in action. 

iii. Alfred, twin, b. April 30, 1830; m. , Priscilla Drinkwater. No 

children. He d. Jan. 2, 1863. 

2. iv. Albert, twin, b. April 30, 1830, in Hartland, Vt. 

V. Robert, b. June 17, 1836, in Windsor, Vt.; m. Nov., 1862, Mrs. 
Rhoda (Chase) Penniman, the wid. of his brother George. Res., 
North Chelmsford, Mass. One child, George. 

2. Albert^ Penniman (Amos^) h. April 30, 1830, in Hartland, Vt.; m. Aug. 

26, 1857, Sarah A. Fifield, b. Feb. 26, 1828. She was dau. of John and 
Sarah (Carr) Fifield of Thornton. Mr. Penniman is a farmer, having 
owned and improved several farms in Cornish, and finally settled on the 
David Richardson farm where he d. Feb. 22, 1909. Mrs. Penniman d. 
July 2, 1908. Children, b. in Cornish: 

3. i. Arthur, b. Oct. 3, 1862. 

4. ii. Norman C, b. June 19, 1865. 

3. Arthur'^ Penniman {Albert^, Amos^) b. Oct. 3, 1862; m. Oct. 20, 1883, 

Adaline G. Whittaker of Cornish, dau. of Jonathan C. and Luthera 
(Hanks) Whittaker, b. Dec. 9, 1865. Lived a few years in Weathers- 
field, Vt., and then rem. with his family to Cal. Children: 

i. Elsie, b. April 5, 1885. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1886. 

4. Norman C.» Penniman (Albert^ Amos^} h. June 19, 1865; m. April 25, 

1894, Flora Belle Penniman of Plainfield, dau. of Thomas and Mary 
(Smith) Penniman, b. July 5, 1872. Res. on his father's homestead. 
Farmer and teamster. Serving third year as selectman (1911). Chil- 
dren, b. in Cornish: 

i, Ruth Helena, b. Aug. 28, 1897. 
ii. Harold Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1902. 


Dr. Aaron Pierce was b. in Barnard, Vt., Nov. 23, 1787; m. Dec. 28, 1819, 
Sarah Hough, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Kimball) Hough of Lebanon, 


b. March 21, 1797, and d. at Barton, Vt., Oct. 3, 1842. (She was a half 
sister of Lucy Hough, wife of Joshua Barnard Welhnan of Cornish. 
Hough's first wife was a Kimball, liis second wife, a Hyde.) After the 
death of Mrs. Pierce, the doctor m. second, July 9, 1844, Mary BilUngs 
of Lebanon, b. Feb. 8, 1799, and d. at Barton, Vt., Feb. 13, 1879. 

About the time of his first m. in 1819, he and his wife came to Cor- 
nish and settled on the Flat, where he practised medicine for ten years, 
or till 1829. Was a successful and beloved physician. He Hved in the 
house afterwards owned and occupied by Dr. John S. Blanchard, who, 
when Dr. Pierce left, immediately succeeded him in his home and in his 
profession. After leaving Cornish, Dr. Pierce first settled in Weathers- 
field, later in Irasburg and finally in Barton, Vt., where he d. June 1, 
1860. By his first wife, Sarah Hough, he had at least the following 
children. If there were others, their record has not been found: 

i. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1820; d. July 10, 1822. 
ii. Sarah Ann, 2d, b. May 6, 1822. 

Joseph Warren Pierce was b. in Winchester Aug. 17, 1837, the son of Dr. 
Hosea and Verlina (Putnam) Pierce of Winchester. The father was a 
relative of Gen. Joseph Warren and the mother of Gen. Israel Putnam, 
both of Revolutionary fame. The father d. in Cornish March 24, 
1893, aged 91 years, 10 months, 27 days. He attended military school 
at Philadelphia and served in the War of the Rebellion. Was 2d Lieut., 
Co. K, 45th Regt. U. S. Inf. Was in the battles of Deep Bottom, 
Fort Harrison, Spring Hill, Second Fair Oaks, Surrender of Petersburg, 
Berksville Junction, Appomattox and others. Was mustered out in 
Brownsville, Tex. Came to Claremont where he engaged in trade 
from 1866 to 1880. Then came to Cornish and settled on the John 
Vinton, or Lamberton, farm as a farmer. He m. Sept. 17, 1864, Mary 
Emeline Fairbanks, dau. of Zenas and Relief (Platts) Fairbanks, b. July 
17, 1839. One child: Verlina Relief, b. Oct. 27, 1872; m. Oct. 14, 1896, 
Clyde A. Rawson of Cornish. Two children in 1904. (See Rawson.) 

JosiAH and Jemima Pierce lived in town a few years and had the following 
children b. in town. No further record than this can be given: 

i. Judith Rosetta, b. July 11, 1815. 
ii, Elizabeth Fowler, b. Feb. 1, 1817. 
iii. Harriet Jemima, b. Jan. 30, 1819. 


1. Ebenezer Pike, born in Newbury, Mass., date unknown, came to Cor- 
nish in early manhood, the first of the name in town. Devoted him- 
self to farming and carrying on a mill on "Blow-me-down" brook. 
Lived a while in Hartland, Vt.; m. first, Sept., 1801, Mary Salome 
Marcy of Hartland; m. second, Mrs. Lucinda Waters. First wife d. 
July 22, 1809. Second wife d. March 23, 1840. Later in life he rem. to 
Northumberland, where he d., date unknown. Children, by first wife: 


2. i. Ebenezer, Jr., b. 1789, in Cornish. 

ii. Lucy M., b. ; m. Jan. 3, 1825, John Cole of Morristown, Vt. 

One son, Jason Cole, 
iii. Chester, b. ; never m.; rem. to Northumberland, and d. there, 

aged 26. 
iv. Pliny, b. Jan. — , 1793. Never m. He lost an arm at a regi- 
mental muster, and had a leg broken by a runaway horse. 

Always res. in town; worked on a farm what he could, and d. 

Dec. 26, 1872, aged 79. Children by second wife: 

V. Salome, b. ; m. a Mr. Lovell. 

vi. Mary, b. Oct. 23, 1812; m. Nov. 17, 1841, Ezekiel O. Jenney of 

Plainfield, Had five children. (See Jenney.) She d. Feb. 24, 

1895, aged 82. 

2. Ebenezer2 Pike (Ebenezer^) h. in Cornish in 1789; m. .first, Feb. 14, 1827, 

Sarah Chase Bryant of Cornish, dau. of Sylvanus and Judith (Chase) 
Bryant, b. Dec. 20, 1798; d. March 5, 1831; m. second, April 16, 1835, 
Mary Hyde, of Chelsea, Vt., dau. of Elihu and Mary (Hatch) Hyde, 
b. Jan. 2, 1811; d. Oct. 15, 1892, aged 81. He was largely engaged in 
stock growing and raising of thoroughbred horses for the Boston mar- 
ket. Was of shrewd business capacity, which early manifested itself, 
as also through his life, and laid the foundation of his success. Not 
ambitious for political honors, he did not meddle in public affairs, his 
large business being sufficient to absorb all his time. He d. in Cornish 
Nov. 21, 1861. Children by first wife: 

3. i. Chester, b. July 30, 1829. 

4. ii. John B., b. Feb. 10, 1831. 

Children by second wife: 

iii. Sarah C, b. Dec. 14, 1836; d. May 31, 1884; unm. 

5. iv. Elihu Htoe, b. July 2, 1838. 

3. Chester' Pike (Ebenezer^^) h. July 30, 1829, in Cornish. Received his 

education from the common schools and Kimball Union Academy. 
He became an agriculturist and a dealer in horses. Was possessed of 
fine business talents. Courteous and affable and honorable in his 
deaUngs. He managed successfully, some of the best landed property 
in town, on the Connecticut river. His interest in his native town was 
strong, and he brought to bear the same sagacity and tact in its affairs 
that he used in his own affairs. As a result, his fellow townsmen repeat- 
edly bestowed upon him almost every office of trust and responsibility 
within their power. He was selectman several years; county commis- 
sioner 1859-62. Representative to the state legislature 1862-63 
and also 1887-88, during which time he was chairman of the com- 
mittee on railroads and banks. In 1883-84 he was a member of the 
N. H. senate and in 188.5-86 was president of the senate. As a presid- 
ing officer, he had few equals. In 1863 he was appointed provost 


marshal of this mihtary district with headquarters at West Lebanon. 
Served acceptably until the close of the war, In 1866, he received the 
nomination for councillor of his district, but declined to accept. Sub- 
sequently was appointed collector of Internal Revenue, which office he 
held until the districts were consolidated. Was a director in the Clare- 
mont National Bank twenty-five years, and a member and officer in 
four agricultural societies. He m. Dec. 16, 1862, Amanda F. Fay, 
dau. of Levi C. and Susan (Stone) Fay, a lineal descendant ofjRoger 

Capt. Chester Pike. 

Sherman, b. May 6, 1833, in Reading, Vt. She d. March 5, 1904.'^ He 
d. Nov. 29, 1897. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Julia A., b. April 8, 1864; d. July 10, 1864. The slab marking her 

little mound bears this touching inscrip., "Father in Heaven, 

keep our darling." 
ii. and iii. Were infants, that d. young, 
iv. Chester Fay, b. May 11, 1869; m. Sept. 18, 1899, Ada Bell Cran- 

dall of Claremont. He is a "starter" at manj^ horse trots in 

New England. 


4. John B.' Pike {Ehenezer-}) b. Feb. 10, 1831, in Cornish. He received 

his education in the common schools, at Kimball Union Academy and at 
Norwich University, Vt. Went west and engaged in civil engineering 
and afterwards kept hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in Chelsea, Vt. 
Was appointed deputy provost marshal in 1863. After the war closed, 
he was mail route agent between St. Albans, Vt., and Boston, for some 
time. He then went into the insurance businesss which he has since 
followed. Res., Lebanon. He m. Dec. 29, 1858, Louise Parker of Plain- 
field. Have two children, sons. Both of them engaged in the rubber 
business in Boston. Mrs. Pike d. in May, 1895. He m. second, Oct. 
15, 1896, Mary A. Emerson of Lebanon, dau. of Albro V. and Josephine 
B. Emerson. Mr. Pike d. in Lebanon Sept. 8, 1909. 

5. Elihu Hyde3 Pike {Ebenezer-') was b. July 2, 1838. Was educated in 

the schools of Cornish and at Kimball Union Academy; m. in 1858, 
Elizabeth Dyer, dau. of Bradbury and Calista Dyer of Plainfield. Was 
Supt. of the schools of Cornish, in 1862. While giving promise of future 
usefulness, his life terminated with consumption, March 12, 1864. 
Children : 

i. Mary Calista, b. May 25, 1862; d. June 19, 1863. 

ii. An infant dau. name and date of birth and death not known. 


Caleb Plaistridge, whose father, Isaac Plaistridge, came to Conn, from 
Eng., was b. Feb. 19, 1751, in Conn, (town not known) ; was left an orphan 
at the age of four, and was brought up by a wid. of that town. At 
the age of twenty-one, in 1773, he came to Cornish, and bought a lot 
of fifty acres, where during the summer, he made a small clearing and 

built a log house. He then returned to Conn, and m. , Hannah 

Manning. In the following spring he and his wife returned to their 
new home in the wilderness. He served in the War of the Revolution. 
Was in Col. Jonathan Chase's Regt. in the fall of 1777, that marched 
from Cornish to Saratoga, N. Y. Hannah Manning d. June 8, 1806. 
He m. second, July 9, 1807, Susannah Luey of Cornish, dau. of Samuel 
Luey. She was b. May 1, 1780, and d. March 30, 1867. Mr. P. was 
a man of strict integrity, honorable in all his dealings, a prudent econo- 
mist, jealously guarding against want and waste, ever living within his 
means, as illustrated by the following: It is said that at butchering time 
he cut his meat into 365 pieces, that on each day of the year they would 
not fail to have their "meat in due season." The records of the chil- 
dren by the first wife are somewhat deficient and uncertain. It is said, 
she had eight sons and four daus., all b. in Cornish. Not obtaining 
all the dates of birth, the order is uncertain. Mr. Plaistridge d. July 
2, 1838. Children: 

i. Asa, b. , m. . Settled in Vt. 

ii. Susannah, b. July 17, 1779. Res. in Cornish; d. unm. 


iii. John, b. June 16, 1780; m. first, Mary Blodgett, who d. in 1817. 
By her he had eight children; m. second, in 1818, Martha Robin- 
son, b. May 30, 1790, and d. June, 1876. By her he had 
twelve children. Res. in Waterbury, Vt., and later in North- 
field, Vt., where he d. Dec. 16, 1850. 

iv. Selinda, b. •. Never m. 

V. Charles, b. . Res. and practiced medicine in Canaan. 

vi. Amasa, b. . Settled in Coventry, Vt.; m. Dec. 30, 1831, Phebe 

Huggins of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Phebe (Ayers) 
Huggins, b. Aug. 18, 1795; d. April 10, 1869. 

vii. Dr. Caleb, b. 1788 (?); m. , Teruah Ticknor, of Plainfield. 

Nine children, three boys and six girls. One of the daus. m. 
a Mr. Currier of Canaan and is the mother of Hon. F. D. Cur- 
rier of Canaan, now (1910) a member of Congress from N. H. 
Dr. Plaistridge settled in E. Lebanon, where he practiced medi- 
cine 55 years and d. there in 1869, aged 81. "He was a man of 
strong and striking personality." 

viii. Miriam, b. Nov. 15, 1792; m. May 10, 1815, Jason Cole of Plainfield. 
He was drowned in the Conn, river at Plainfield, when his first 
born son was five days old, who took his father's name. He, 
with his mother, res. in Peacham, Vt., and later in Danville, 
Vt., where she d. Feb. 29, 1888, aged 95. 

ix. Hannah, b. ; m. , a Mr. Paine. One dau., Lizzie. 

X. Salmon, b, -. 

xi. A son, name unknown. 

xii. Byron, b. ; m. , a lady of Orford, where they res. when he d. 

Children by Susannah Luey : 

xiii. Joseph, b. Jan. 7, 1809; m. March 10, 1818, Harriet A. Winchester, 
b. ill Ashburnham, Mass. Res. in Cornish on the old home- 
stead, until , when they rem. to Walpole, where he d. May, 

1886. She d. . They had no children. 

xiv. Sophia, b. Sept. 8, 1813; m. Nov. 7, 1833, Gilbert Hilliard of Cor- 
nish. Seven children, all b. in Cornish. (See Hilliard.) She 
d. in Northfield, Mass., Jan. 29, 1878. 

XV. Nancy, b. March 31, 1818; m. Aug. 13, 1838, William H. Stone of 
Cornish. Settled in Danville, Vt., where he d. Dec. 1, 1891. 
She was b. April 9, 1814, and d. Aug. 3, 1878. 
2. xvi. Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 13, 1821. 

2. Benjamin Franklin^ Plaistridge (Calebs) b. Dec. 13, 182*1; m. Feb. 1, 
1854, Ehza A. Woodbridge, of No. New Castle, Me., dau. of Henry 
and Ehza Woodbridge, b. April 21, 1823. In Dec, 1868, they left 
Cornish and located in Reading, Mass. Remained there until 1873, 
when they rem. to Northfield, Mass., where he d. Nov. 14, 1873. She 
d. Aug. 4, 1888. Three children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Fred Caleb, b. Nov. 15, 1854; m. July 4, 1876, Ellen S. Deluy 
of Gill, Mass. Had five cliildren. Res. in Winchester, where 


he is engaged as a house builder and carpenter and a dealer in 
building material. 

ii. Cora May, b. Feb. 19, 1857; m. Nov. 21, 1876, Chas. L. Banks, 
of Northfield, Mass. Had four children. Res. (1900) in North- 
field, Mas.s. 

iii. Frank H., b. July 23, 1858; m. Aug. 22, 1900, Ida M. Harkncss of 
Haywoods, Cal. Res. in Los Angeles, Cal. 


William C. Poole was b. in West Newton, Mass., Nov. 8, 1795. He was son 
of Rufus and Mary (Fanning) Poole; m. March 10, 1826, 01i\'ia Hug- 
gins of Cornish, dau. of John and Sarah (Richardson) Huggins, b. May 
22, 1803; d. Nov. 8, 1891. They res. several years in Barton, Vt., 
and came to Cornish to live about 1846. He was a farmer and settled 
on the Newport road near the top of Croydon mountain. He d. June 
17, 1874. Children, all b. in Barton, Vt.: 

i. Olivia A., b. April 20, 1827; m. , Charles Edwin Leslie of Cor- 
nish, a tailor. They lived in Lowell, Mass., Concord and Cal. 
She d. Jan., 1891. They had two children: 1. Horace, b. Dec. 
16, 1847. 2. Gorilla C, b. Jan. 1, 1852. 

ii. Francena H., b. Feb. 8, 1834; d. in 1838. 

iii. Eri H., twin, b. March 13, 1836. 

iv. Thirza H., twin, b. March 13, 1836; d. March 27, 1836. 

V. Mercy Ann, b. July 23, 1839. A teacher, also a prominent worker 
in the W. C. T. U.; m. Charles Ball of Claremont. No children. 
He d. . She d. Dec. 27, 1907, at her home in Fairhope, Ala. 

vi. William Wesley, b. March 26, 1842; m. June 9, 1888, Mary E. L. 
Andrews of Claremont, a teacher, dau. of Samuel H. and Mary 
N. (McQuesten) Andrews, b. July 26, 1851. No children. He 
d. Nov. 16, 1891. After his death his wid. m. Dec. 30, 1899, 
Henry Lyman Fletcher of Cornish. 

"Dearest loved one, we have laid thee. 
In the peaceful grave's embrace, 
But thy memory will be cherished, 
Till we see thy heavenly face." 

(Inscription on his tombstone.) 

Caleb H. Poole came to Cornish just prior to 1880. He m. soon afterwards 
Mrs. Sarah E. (Smith) Hilliard, wid. of David H. Hilliard. He was a black- 
smith and lived a short time working at his trade, at the Flat. He d. June 
3, 1888, aged 68. His wife d. April 17, 1908. 


The Powers that have lived in Cornish all came from Croydon. They were 
all possessed of a .strong individuality that has contributed much to all the vital 
interests of the town. A natural inclination to high social rank and desire 



for education, coupled with energy, has made and still makes their lives a 
success. « 

Obed Powers, b. in Croydon April 20, 1788, was the son of Col. Samuel and 
Chloe (Cooper) Powers, who were the parents of twelve children. He 
came to Cornish in 1810, when twenty-two years of age. He was an 
active thriving farmer and, in addition, was extensively engaged at times 
as a stone mason. He m. Feb. 10, 1814, Cynthia Comings of Cornish, 

Obed Powers. 

Cynthia Comings Powers. 

dau. of Leonard and Nelly (Winch) Comings, b. in Cornish March 18, 
1795. In 1864 they celebrated their golden wedding. He d. Aug. 20, 
1874, aged 86. She d. Sept. 6, 1884. They had five children, all ed- 
ucated at Kimball Union Academy and who became successful teachers: 

i. Samuel Leonard, b. May 13, 1815. Teacher and farmer. He m. 

Nov. 26, 1843, Mrs. Justina L. Walker of Lowell, Mass.; b. , 

1813; d. Dec. 19, 1893. He d. Feb. 8, 1865. 
ii. Betty Farris, b. June 26, 1817. Taught school nineteen years. 

She m. Sept. 26, 1852, Zera Peck Smith, a farmer of Cornish. 

She d. Nov. 8, 1854. An infant dau. d. the same day. 


iii. Lucy Charlotte, b. Feb. 10, 1820; m. first, Sept. 28, 1841, Henry 
Hall Chase, b. May 10, 1809, and d. May 13, 1852. Had one 
son, Robert Henry Chase, b. Dec. 11, 1842. This son enlisted 
in the 5th Regt. N. H. Vols, (from Claremont), was Lieut, of 
Co. G, and d. in the service at Ream's Station, Aug. 25, 1864. 
She m. second, Jan. 1, 1858, Jotham G. Allds of Claremont, who 
d. Feb. 26, 1866. By him she had one son: Jotham Powers 
Allds, b. Feb. 1, 1863, who res. in Norwich, N. Y., an attorney 
of ability and rank, and a member of the state assembly for 
several years. 

iv. SuLA, b. Oct. 5, 1826; m. first, Zerah P. Smith, the wid. of her de- 
ceased sister. He d. Oct. 14, 1856, without issue. She m. 
second, Feb. 4, 1858, Dudley Tappan Chase, a lawyer, then of 
Windsor, Vt., but afterwards hved in Claremont. One child: 
Lucy Adalaide. (See Chase.) He d. Dec. 31, 1898. She d. 
April 3, 1905. 

v. Marion Woods, b. Dec. 3, 1838; grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class 1859. An assistant teacher there in 1863-64. Taught in 
New Hampton in 1865 and at Sidney, Ohio, in 1865-67. Of 
excellent literary taste, she has won considerable reputation as 
a writer, especially of poetry. She m. Aug. 26, 1868, Rev. 
Charles M. Palmer, and became his faithful aid during several 
pastorates. They had no children. Since his death, Sept. 4, 
1899, she has lived in Claremont. 

Larnard Powers, a brother of Obed, b. in Croydon April 20, 1808. He m. 
April 7, 1836, Ruby Metcalf Barton, dau. of John Barton of Croydon, 
She was b. Dec. 9, 1807. Mr. and Mrs. Powers came to Cornish in 
1838 and settled on the Eben Comings place, where they spent the re- 
mainder of their lives. A very thrifty and successful farmer. His 
dairy business was extensive and it is estimated that Mrs. Powers made 
on this farm 75,000 pounds of highest grade butter. Like the family of 
his brother Obed, they took a deep interest in educational matters and 
were extremely painstaking in the education of their children. He was 
a gentleman of the old school, genial, generous, courteous and highly 
respected. He d. Sept. 14, 1894. She d^ Oct. 29, 1900. (See photos 
next page.) Children: 

i. Caroline Matilda, b. in Croydon Nov. 14, 1837. Educated at 
Kimball Union Academy. Graduated, class 1859. A success- 
ful teacher; m. Oct. 5, 1864, Horace Barnard Wellman, b. Cor- 
nish Nov. 14, 1838. One child: Ada Powers, b. Cornish Oct. 
5, 1867; who grad. Kimball Union Academy, class 1887; m. 
Oct. 30, 1895, Nelson H. Morgan of Springfield. 

ii. Erastus Barton was b. in Cornish Jan. 31, 1840. After attending 
the district schools of the town, he entered Kimball Union Acad- 
emy where he graduated in 1860; Dartmouth College in 1865, 
and Harvard Law School in 1867; was admitted to the bar Jan. 
27, 1867; spent several years, in the aggregate, teaching while 
















pursuing his studies. He then entered upon the practice of 
law in Boston, where he is enjoying the reputation of being one 
of the best legal counsellors in his profession in the city. He 
res. in Maiden, Mass. He m. Jan. 19, 1871, Emma F. Besse 
of Wareham, Mass. They have one dau., Ruby Barton, b. 
Nov. 15, 1872, who m. Jan. 4, 1893, Clarence W. Clark of Mai- 
den, Mass. 

Orlando Powers. 

iii. Alice Victoria, b. in Cornish, Jan. 18, 1846. She graduated Kim- 
ball Union Academy. Res., Me., 1867. A teacher in N. H. 
and Me.; m. May 29, 1872, Nathaniel Randall. Has one dau., 
Edith Victoria, b. Jan. 12, 1876, who is a graduate of Me. State 
Normal School. 

iv. Samuel Leland, b. in Cornish, Oct. 26, 1848. (See sketch.) 

Orlando Powers, a son of Capt. Peter and Lois Sawyer (Cooper) Powers 
of Croydon, was b. in Croydon, May 5, 1810. He was cousin of the foregoing 


four. Educated mainly in the district schools of Croydon. Entered the store 
of Hiram Smart as clerk at eighteen, where he remained until he rem. to 
Cornish, in April, 1832. Here he was engaged for a time as clerk in the store 
of Henry Breck, but afterwards in trade by himself for many years. He m. 
1837, Cynthia L. Smart, dau. of Joseph and Polly (Sanborn) Smart of Croy- 
don, b. Nov. 2, 1810, in Unity, They had no children. He held a variety of 
offices. Was town clerk seven years; rep. in 1844; county treas. in 1849 and 
1850; postmaster at Cornish Flat for many years. Was administrator of 
numerous estates. He was social and gentlemanly, possessed of a ready busi- 
ness talent and active temperament. He largely devoted his means and ener- 
gies to the Union cause during the Rebellion and was a warm friend of the 
soldiers. He d. Feb. 10, 1886. Cynthia, his wid., d. Marfeh 12, 1894. (See 
photo on page 293.) 


JoHNi Putnam, with several of his family, came from Buckinghampshire, 
Eng., in 1634, and settled in Salem, Mass. He had a son Thomas2 
who m. Prudence Holyoke, and had three sons and five daus. One of 
these sons, Edward', m. June 14, 1681, Mary Hale and had seven 
children. Isaacs, a son of Edward, was b. March 14, 1698, and settled 
in Sutton, Mass., in 1722, and had nine children. Their ninth child 
was Daniel^ Putnam {Isaac*, Edwanb, Thomas"-, Johm) who was b. 
March 28, 1739, in Sutton, Mass. He m. there in 1761, Anna Chase, 
dau. of Judge Samuel Chase, then of Sutton. Possessed of an adven- 
turous spirit, he, for a time, left his family and came to Cornish and spent 
the winter of 1764-65 in "Mast Camp" with a Mr. Dyke, and perhaps 
others who were engaged in cutting timber for the King's navy. During 
the following summer he was joined by his family and others from Sut- 
ton, when the settlement of the town began. (See Settlement.) His 
wife was b. in 1749 and d. in Cornish Oct. 28, 1820. He was a soldier 
of the Revolution and participated in several of its important events. 
A part of the time he served as blacksmith in the army of Gen. Wash- 
ington. It is said that he had the distinguished honor of cutting 
the handcuffs from the wrists of Maj. Andre as he was about to be 
executed. After the war was over he returned to Cornish and became 
one of the leading men in the affairs of the town. He d. in Cornish 
May 12, 1809, aged 70. 

Of the children of Daniel and Anna (Chase) Putnam, the first two 
were b. in Sutton, Mass., the rest in Cornish: 

i. Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1762; m. Feb. 9, 1779, Daniel Haskell. Two 
children. (See Haskell.) 

ii. Anna, b. Nov. 8, 1764; m. March 7, 1793, John Morse (second wife), 
and by him had three children. (See Morse.) She d. in Cor- 
nish, March 4, 1852. 

iii. Daniel Chase, b. May 12, 1766; was drowned in the Connecticut 
river in 1773. (See Casualties.) 
2. iv. Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1768. 

Judge John L. Putnam. 





Mary, b. March 30, 1769; m. July 6, 1787, Solomon Wellman of 
Cornish. Two children. (See Wellman.) She d. Aug. 5, 

Isaac, b. July 13, 1770; m. March 26, 1793, Polly Chamberlain. 
They had a dau., Anna, a student of Kimball Union Academy 
1824-26, who became a prominent teacher in the south and 
d. while teaching in Louisiana in 1859. 

Sally, b. March 30, 1772; m. Jan. 1, 1793, Antipas Marble. Six 
children. (See Marble.) She d. March 30, 1826. 

2. Samuels Putnam (Danieh, Isaacs Edward', Thomas"-, Johri^) was b. Feb. 

28, 1768, in Cornish; m. , Lois Lyscom, dau. of John Lyscom of 

Brookfield, Mass. She was b. in 1766, and d. in Cornish, Aug. 25, 
1855, aged 89. Mr. Putnam d. Nov. 19, 1843. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

3. i. John Lyscom, b. March 16, 1792. 

ii. Sarah Maria, b. Jan. 12, 1803. She never m. She d. Sept. 10, 

iii. Ann Elizabeth, b. March 29, 1808. She never m. She d. Feb. 

26, 1847. 



Residence of Judge J. L. Putnam. 

John Lyscom' Putnam (Saniueb, Daniel'^, Isaac*, Edward^, Thomas-, 
John^) was b. March 16, 1792; m. May 20, 1834, Adeline M. Sumner, 
of Claremont, dau. of John and Hannah (Fitch) Sumner, b. March 6, 
1811, and d. Feb. 14, 1893. For many years Mr. Putnam was an asso- 
ciate judge on the Sullivan Co. bench. Was a man of sound judgment 
and stern integrity. The full record of his public services has not 
been obtained. He d. April 15, 1875. Children, all b. in Cornish: 


4. i. Samuel, b. April 17, 1835. 

ii. Haldimand Sumner, b. Oct. 6, 1836. Was a graduate of West 
Point in June, 1857. Engaged in the Civil War. Was Col. of 
the Seventh Regt., N. H. Vols., and was acting Brig. Gen. in 
that fearful action, the storming of Ft. Wagner, S. C, July 
18, 1863, when he was instantly killed. His short but brilliant 
career has merited much honor. (See Cornish in the Civil 
War.) He never m. 

iii. Isabella Lyscom, b. Aug. 29, 1838; m. Feb. 8, 1866, Daniel H. Davis, 
of Windsor, Vt. She d. July 27, 1875. 

iv. Lucy Ann, b. March 12, 1848. 

4. Samuels Putnam {John L.t, Samueh, Danieb, Isaacs, Edward^, Thomas'-, 
John^) was b. April 17, 1835; m. Dec. 17, 1867, Antoinette Longcoy, of 
Ohio, dau. of David and Abby (Woodard) Longcoy, b. Dec. 3, 1842, 
and d. June 27, 1910. Mr. Putnam was an engineer several years on the 
railroads in Ohio. Returning about 1871, to the Putnam homestead 
and to the care of his aged parents, he spent the rest of his life 
there as a successful farmer. He d. April 20, 1909. Children, all b. 
in Cornish, except the first : 

i. Haldimand Sumner, b. Oct. 10, 1870, in Kent, Ohio, 

ii. Abby Woodard, b. Jan. 1, 1881. 

iii. Nettie Longcoy, b. Dec. 1, 1885. 

iv. John David, b. Nov. 2, 1887. 


1. Wilbur B. Quimby was b. in Unity, April 25, 1834. He was the son 

of Benjamin and Persis (Gee) Quimbj^; m. Aug. 3, 1856, Lucinda M. 
Marshall, dau. of John and Maria (Abbott) Marshall, b. June 4, 1839. 
After trying their fortune in Wisconsin, they returned to his native 
town where they spent several years. In 1881, they came to Cornish 
and settled on the Joshua Wyman farm, one and one-fourth miles 
south of the Flat. Mr. Quimby d. June 8, 1908. Children, all b. 
before coming to town: 

2. i. Fred M., b. Nov. 17, 1858. 

3. ii. Elwin W., twin, b. Aug. 6, 1863. 

4. iii. Erwin W., twin, b. Aug. 6, 1863. 

5. iv. Ernest P., b. Aug. 7, 1868. 

2. Fred M.= Quimby {Wilbur Ba) h. Nov. 17, 1858, in Weyauwega, Wis. 

He m. Jan. 19, 1881, Clara E. Williams, of Barnstead, dau. of Charles 
H. and Laura A. (Moore) Williams, b. Jan. 19, 1862. He and his 
brothers all came to town when their father came. He is a farmer and 
teamster. Res. (1905) in Claremont. Children: 


Captain Topographical Engineers. 

Colonel 7th New Hampshire Regiment of 

Acting Brigadier General, commanding the 
2d Brigade in the assault on Fort Wagner 
in Charleston harbor, July 18, 1863. 

Fell on the parapet while holding it for 


i. Bessie Josephine, b. May 25, 1887, in Unity. 

ii. Gertrude May, b. July 21, 1891, in Charlestown. 

3. Elwin W.2 Quimby {Wilbur B.^) b. Aug. 6, 1863, in Unity; m. Dec, 

14, 1892, Mattie E. Westgate, of Cornish, only dau. of William 
E. and Charlotte (Bryant) Westgate, b. March 8, 1869. Chil- 
dren, b. in town: , 

i. Bertha, b. March 23, 1893; d. April 13, 1893. 
ii. Arthur Westgate, b. May 2, 1898. 

4. Erwin W.2 Quimby {Wilbur Ba) h. Aug. 6, 1863, in Unity; m. June 16, 

1896, Grace B. Kimball of Cornish, dau. of John E. and Ella A. (Hoyt) 
Kimball, b. March 4, 1876. When three years of age she was adopted 
into the family of Rev. James T. Jackson, then serving as pastor of 
the Congi-egational Church in Cornish. Mr. Quimby is a farmer and 
served as selectman 1904-09 and was chosen representative 1908-09. 
Children, all b. in town: 

i. Howard E., b. Jan. 31, 1899. 
ii. Hoyt M., b. Dec. 2, 1900. 
iii. Daniel I., b. July 23, 1905. 

5. Ernest P. 2 Quimby {Wilbur 5.0 was b. in Charlestown, Aug. 7, 1868; 

m. June 16, 1896, Annie E. Harrington of Cornish, dau. of Levi W. and 
Hattie (Ayers) Harrington, b. Jan. 8, 1872, and d. May 15, 1901; 
m. second, Dec. 27, 1905, Cora M. Spaulding, dau. of Amos and Marion 
(Rowell) Spaulding, b. July 5, 1876. Children by first wife, all b. in 

i. Vera Hattie, b. May 3, 1897; d. May 29, 1897. 
ii. Myron Ernest, b. April 19, 1901. 


The Rawsons originally came from the Co. of Dorset, Eng. EdWard 
Rawson came to New England in 1636, was a man of prominence, holding 
several offices in the Colony, and was its secretary from May, 1650, 
to May, 1686, and so received the title of "Secretary Rawson." He was 
the ancestor of all of the name in Cornish and vicinity. 

1. William-' Rawson {Thomas^, William^-"-, Edwarch) came to Croydon 

with his wife and four children in 1788, and settled on the mountain 
near the Cornish line. This part of Croydon was set off to Cornish 
in 1809. Their children were all b. in Mendon, Mass. Their names 
were: 1. Thomas. 2. William. 3. Sally. 4. Molly. 

2. Thomas' Rawson {William^, Thoynas*, William^-"-, Edioard^) was b. 

about 1768. He m. (Pub. July 26, 1796) Polly (or Mary) Smith of 


Washington, b. in 1772. They spent their later years near the Flat 
where they were both buried. He d. Dec. 10, 1847, aged 79. She 
d. Feb. 13, 1849, aged 77. Their children were: 

i. Rachel, b. ; m. , Joseph Newton. He d. in Northfield, 

Vt. She d. . 

3. ii. William, b. March 15, 1800. 

iii. Ends, b. ; m. Elvira Clark(?), adopted dau. of William Whit- 

tlesy. Had five children. A portion of his early life was 
spent at sea. After living a few years in town he and his 
family rem. west to Kalo, Webster Co., Iowa, where they 
both d. 

iv. Orrin, b. ; m. , Mariah Mellen of Boston. Had four 

children, two sons and two daughters. Lived in Cambridge, 
Mass., where they both d. 

V. LuRANA, b. ; never m.; d. in Brookline, Mass. 

vi. Esther, b. ; m. , John Dustin of Brookline, Mass., where 

they both d. No children. 

3. William' Raavson (Thomas,^ William^, Thomas^ WiUiam^-"; Edward^) 

was b. March 1.5, 1800; m. , Amanda Lamberton of Windsor, Vt., 

b. in 1804 and d. April 24, 1882, aged 78. He d. March 23, 1867, 
aged 67. He was a stone mason and lived in several places in town. 
Children : 

i. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 14, 1829; m. Sept. 14, 1848, Levi H. Sanderson, 
then of Springfield, Vt., but afterwards of Cornish and later 
of Plainfield. Seven children. (See Sanderson.) She d. 
May 14, 1899. 

ii. Catharine, b. March 11, 1831; d. April 15, 1833. 

4. iii. Ends Richmond, b. Nov. 8, 1833. 

iv. Henry Newton, b. Jan. 17, 1837; m. May 17, 1871, Alfreda E. 
Bement of Brattleboro, Vt., where he d. Aug. 25, 1899. One 
child: Louise E., b. March 11, 1872. He was a machinist. 

V. Laura Ann, b. Jan. 18, 1841; m. Dec. 30, 1868, Sidney C. Thomp- 
son of Holliston, Mass. One child: Lloyd O., b. April 15, 1870. 
A physician in Greenwich, Conn. 

vi. Alvah S., b. Jan. 23, 1845. Enlisted in the Civil War in 1861, in 
the 6th Regt., N. H. Vols.; was killed at Petersburg, Va., 
July 3, 1864, while looking over a breastwork, a bullet entering 
at eye. (See Military Rolls.) 

vii. Harvey, b. Oct. 10, 1847; unm.; res. at the Flat. 

4. Ends Richmond s Rawson {Willianv, Thomas^, William^; Thomas*, 

William,^-^ Edward^) was b. Nov. 8, 1833. He was a carpenter and 
builder; m. first, Jan. 16, 1861, Maria Fairbanks of Springfield, Vt., 
b. Dec. 19, 1832. She d. Oct. 18, 1863, soon after the birth of her 


first child. He m. second, April 23, 1865, Cordelia Ladd of Springfield, 
Vt., where they lived a few years and then came to Cornish Flat, where 
after a few years he d. July 17, 1890. His wid. afterwards (Dec. 12, 
1893) m. Charles T. Huggins of Cornish. Children: 

i. By first wife and d. young. 
By second wife: 

ii. Carrie Olie, b. Dec. 17, 1866; d. July 22, 1874. 

iii. Eva Ladd, b. April 29, 1869; m. Aug. 28, 1893, Rubert Royce, a 
physician. They live in Brooklyn, N. Y. One child. 

iv. Clyde Alvah, b. July 13, 1870; m. Oct. 14, 1896, Verlina R. Pierce 
of Cornish, dau. of Joseph Warren and Emeline (Fairbanks) 
Pierce, b. Oct. 27, 1872. Two children: 1. Richmond Warren, 
b. Oct. 1, 1897. 2. Rubert Clyde, b. May 12, 1900. 

v. Lottie Viola, b. Oct. 26, 1874; d. May 25, 1881. 

vi. LuLA May, b. Aug. 19, 1877; d. May 23, 1881. 


Hiram Phinehas Raymond, son of Stephen and Emily (Gibson) Raymond 
of Woodstock, Vt., was b. April 17, 1823. He m. Sept. 15, 1857, Mary 
E. Farwell, who was b. Feb. 15, 1829. They came to Cornish in 1861 
and settled on the farm recently owned and occupied by Justus O. 
Cole, it being the 7th lot in the 6th range, first owned by Thomas 
Johnson. They had no cliildren. He was a deacon of the Baptist 
Church on the Flat several years. His wife d. Nov. 18, 1890. He d. 
May 1, 1906. 

David Henry Raymond, a half brother of Hiram P., born Dec. 30, 1840, 
came to town about 1873 and m. Emily Jane Sisson, dau. of John F. 
and Emily (Smith) Sisson. After her death, Feb. 21, 1874, he left town. 


Joseph Raynsford, son of David and Maria (Fitch) Raynsford, was b. 
July 28, 1822, in New London, Oneida Co., N. Y. He had a brother, 
Joel Fitch Raynsford, who settled in Meriden in the fall of 1854, dying 

there . He also had a sister, Maria L., who m. July 6, 1848, Capt. 

Seth Cole. (See Cole.) She d. in Cornish April 14, 1885. Mr. 
Raynsford spent about fifty years boating as captain on the inland 
lakes, rivers and canals of New York and Pennsylvania and elsewhere. 
Came to Cornish to live in Nov., 1884, and settled on the McCarty 
farm, so called, where he d. June 7, 1900. He had m. April 1, 1857, 
Abbie Bailey Smith of Brownsville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. Children, 
both b. in New London, N. Y.: 

i. Fitch, b. Dec. 25, 1857; m. April 29, 1886, in New York City, 
Georgianna Morgan. No children. He followed the same 


avocation as his father till he. came to Cornish in 1898, to live 
with and care for his parents. 
ii. Jennie M., b. Feb. 22, 1863; m. Jan. 21, 1897, in Cornish, Dea. 
Charles N. Freeman of Claremont. 


Samuel Read b. about 1720; m. Mary Andrews. They moved with their 
family from Preston, Conn., arriving in Cornish May 2, 1783. They 
settled on the farm now occupied by Lincoln Chapman. The house 
now stantiing on the place was built by Mr. Read in 1791. She d. 
May 3, 1790. He d. April 4, 1805. Full record of their children has 
not been obtained, but they had a son: David= Read (Samueb) who 

m. first, , Hannah Kenney; m. second, , Hannah Jirauld, a 

sister of the wife of Dr. Joseph Chapman. The first wife d. May 26, 

1797. The second d. in 1858. Children by Hannah Kenney: 

i. RuFus, b. . 

ii. Silas, b. ; m. three times; d. at 98 years. 

iii. David. 

2. iv. Septimus, b. April 17, 1876. 

V. James. 

vi. Hannah. 

Children by Hannah Jirauld: 

vii. Jacob. 
viii. Philip. 
ix. Hiram. 

2. Septimus^ Read (Samueb) b. April 17, 1786; m. Sept. 30, 1810, Betsey 
Chapman of Cornish, dau. of Dr. Joseph and Martha (Jirauld) Chapman, 
b. June 28, 1791, d. July 21, 1874. He d. Feb. 21, 1872. Children: 

i. Joseph Chapman, b. ; d. June 26, 1812. (Tenmos.) 

ii. Betsey Fidelia, b. June 11, 1813; m. Nov. 6, 1833, Solomon Stone. 
Six children. (See Stone.) She d. Oct. 2, 1898. He d. Jan. 
12, 1892. 

iii. Albert Kenney, b. Aug., 1815; d. Nov. 15, 1886. 

iv. Charlotte, b. Oct. 2, 1818; m. Nov. 14, 1848, Jacob Beal of Plain- 
field. Three children. (See Beal.) She d. June 20, 1877. 

V. Bela Philander, b. , 1824; d. July 11, 1846. 

vi. Luthera Amanda, b. June 20, 1830; m. Aug. 30, 1856, Walter 


AsAHELi Read, was b. Aug. 5, 1794; m. Sarah Bullard, who was b. Nov. 22, 

1798, and d. June 17, 1867. He d. June 13, 1845. They lived at the 
north part of the town. Their children were: 


2. i. Charles H., b. March 4, 1823. 

ii. Mariah, b. Sept. 21, 1824; m. , James Jaquith. Three children. 

She d. in Lowell, Mass. 

3. iii. Harvey S., b. Aug. 19, 1828. 

iv. Sarah Emeline, b. in 1831; d. Jan. 18, 1851, in Lowell, Mass. 
V. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1837; d. Aug. 8, 1837. 

2. Charles^ Read (Asaheh), was b. March 4, 1823; m. , Mary Palmer 

of Plainfield, b. March 24, 1824; d. July 5, 1895. He d. May 15, 1898. 
Children (seven in number): 

i. Norman B., b. ■, enlisted in Civil War; d. in Battle of Cedar 

Creek, Oct. 19, 1862, and was never found. 

4. ii. Fred W., b. March 26, 1850. 

iii. Sarah E., b. ; d. when young, of scarlet fever. 

iv. Charles M., b. in Plainfield, Nov. 27, 1857; m. March, 1885, 

Carrie Henshaw. One child: Gladys, b. in Windsor, June 

7, 1901. 

V. Frank B., b. ; d. when young, of scarlet fever. 

vi. George E., b. in Plainfield, July 4, 1858; m. April 8, 1879, Annie 

M. Chute. One son: Otis B., b. in Plainfield, June 7, 1884, 

who has studied and prepared himself for the gospel ministry, 
vii. Nellie A., b. ; d. of scarlet fever at fourteen years of age. 

3. Harvey S.^ Read (Asaheb) was b. Aug. 19, 1828; m. Dec. 14, 1852, 

Janette Dodge of Plainfield. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Marcia, b. ; m. , Adolphus Dana. 

ii. Flora E., b. , 1857; d. single, Dec. 22, 1880. 

iii. A daughter, b. Aug. 21, 1863. 

iv. Nettie H., b. 1865; d. May 8, 1878. (See Casualties.) 

V. Kate D., b. May 8, 1867; d. Sept. 29, 1897. 

vi. Hattie S., b. May 8, 1870. 

vii. Reuben J. C, b. in 1874; m. Feb. 18, 1901, Annie Rodgers. Two 

The census of 1790 gives clue to the following Read families in Cornish, 
but the genealogist has been imable to trace them without much research 
which he could not bestow: 

David Read and wife, five sons and one daughter. 
Benj. Read and wife, one son and one daughter. 
Elisha Read and wife, two sons and tw^o daughters. 
Jonathan Read and wife, one son and three daughters. 

4. Fred W.' Read {Charles^, Asaheh) was b. in Plainfield, March 26, 1850; 

m. June 7, 1876, Emma E. Hook, dau. of Peter and Lucia Maria (Ken- 
drick) Hook, b. Dec. 29, 1852. About 1883 they settled in Cornish 


on the Dr. Joseph Chapman farm near the north Une of the town. 
Children : 

i. Mabel E., b. in Plainfield, June 4, 1881; m. Dec. 27, 1909, Austin 

W. Burr of Plainfield. 

ii. Forest E., b. in Plainfield, Oct. 4, 1882. 

iii. Ernest D., b. in Cornish, June 22, 1884; d. Sept. 17, 1884. 

iv. Harlan W., b. in Cornish, June 2, 1888. 

V. Lansing A., b. in Cornish, March 19, 1890. 

vi. Stanley H., b. in Cornish, May 3, 1891; d. Sept. 16, 1891. 


Dimond Rice was b. in 1767, in ; m. June 17, 1792, in Claremont, 

Lydia Bradley, who was b. in 1774. He d. in Cornish, Jan. 21, 1823. 
His wid. m. June 10, 1828, John Lothrop. No issue. She d. in Cornish, 
Sept. 14, 1864. Children of Dimond and Lydia Rice; exact order 
cannot be given: 

i. Betsey, b. March 16, 1793; m. , Cyrus Hartshorn. 

ii. Bradley, b. ; lived in Manchester. 

iii. Sally, b. March 26, 1797; m. March 9, 1817, Thompson Jenny 

of Grantham. Eight children. She d. April 30, 1865. (See 


iv. Esther Bunnell, b. Oct. 23, 1798; m. Jesse Ross. 

V. Warren, b. ; m. Sept. 6, 1820, Judith Johnson of Cornish, 

dau. of John and Hannah (Huggins) Johnson, b. May 19, 1801. 

Lived in Northfield, Vt. 

vi. WiLLARD, b. . 

vii. Lydia, b. ; Never m. Lived in Royalton, Vt. 

viii. Harriet, b. ; m. — Emerson. 

ix. Hannah, b. ; m. Smith. 

X. William P., b. ; m. Caroline . She lived and d. in 

Warren, Vt. 


1. Benjamin Rich of Claremont, m. Susan Chase of Cornish, dau. of 

Peter and Sarah (Cady) Chase, b. Aug. 28, 1781; d. Aug. 8, 1811. 
They had four children, two sons and two daughters. The daughters 
and one son went to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., and settled there. The 
remaining son, 

2. Lyman Rich was b. July 27, 1803, in Claremont. He m. April 16, 1832, 

Dorothy Belinda Richardson of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Polly 
(Hilliard) Richardson, b. Oct. 29, 1809, d. Sept. 3, 1874. Mr. Rich 
was a farmer and settled on the Thompson farm, east of and overlooking 
the Flat. He was a conscientious and consistent member of the Baptist 
Church. He d. Nov. 11, 1878. Children, both b. in Cornish: 


3. i. Henry E., b. March 12, 1834. 

ii. Susan Amelia, b. Oct. 5, 1837; d. at Meriden, while a student there, 
March 17, 185G. She was possessed of a lovely Christian 

3. Henry E.» Rich {Lyman'^, Benjamin^) was b. March 12, 1834; m. April 
14, 1858, Abby Jane Kelley of Cornisli, dau. of Amos and Abigail 
(Coburn) Kelley, b. Feb. 28, 1834, d. July 17, 1878. He m. second, 
Sept. 6, 1882, Mrs. Azelia L. (Fisk) Deane of Claremont. A little 
later he sold his farm and went to Clyde, Kan., remaining there several 
years and then came east and lived in Cornish, then in Newtonville, 
Mass., and then in PVamingham, Mass., where he d. Aug. 2, 1900. 
He was clerk of the Baptist Church in Cornish twenty-seven years 
and for many years was one of its deacons. A consistent and worthy 
Christian gentleman. His last wife d. Nov. 22, 1906, in Newark, N. J. 
Children, all by last wife: 

i. Grace C, b. in Cornish, Oct. 15, 1883; m. •, Walter H. Bell. 

ii. Blanche M., b. in Cornish, Oct. 27, 1884; d. in Kan., Dec. 17, 1884. 

iii. Ruth Linda, b. in Clyde, Kan., April 3, 1886, and d. Sept. 10, 1886. 

iv. Ellen M., b. in Clyde, Kan., June 30, 1887. 

Albert Rich, a nephew of Benjamin Rich and cousin of Lyman, was b. in 
1805; d. Nov. 28, 1884. He m. Eliza Hall of Plainfield, dau. of Peter 
and Rachel (Emery) Hall, b. June 2, 1806, d. Feb. 7, 1853. They lived 
in Cornish several years and then rem. to Albion, N. Y., where he d. 
Children : 

i. An infant, b. in town; d. Jan. 5, 1835. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1836 (?) and d. unm. in Albion, in 1886. 

iii. Henry, b. . Lived in Minnesota. Never m. 

iv. Albert, Jr., b. ; m. and settled in Albion, N. Y. 

V. Joshua, b. ; m. Halliet Ellis. Was for a time a prosperous 

farmer in Albion, but d. before middle life. 


"Richard" was a favorite name in Eng., both before and after the Norman 
Conquest. Many families of the nobility bore this name. Their posterity 
were called the "Sons of Richard. " The transition to Richard's Sons was easy 
and a matter of course. Being widely diffused in Europe, the name frequently 
appeared among early emigrants to America, and often with no traceable 
connection between them. 

Three Richardsons, Ezekiel, Thomas and Samuel, descendants of the Danes, 
came from Kent. Co., Eng., to America in 1630 with "Gov. Winthrop's Com- 
pany," landing at Salem, Mass. They at first went to Charlestown, where 
they settled for a time and afterward rem. to Woburn, and were three of the 


first members that there constituted a church of seven members on Aug. 14, 

Samuel was the paternal ancestor of most of the Richardsons of Cornish. 

His son Stephen^, also had a son, Stephen', who rem. to Billerica, Mass., and 
was the parent of Ebenezer^, b. Feb. 1, 1707, and Amos^ b. March 25, 1710. 
These two brothers left Billerica and went to Pelham, and spent the rest of 
their lives there. There their children were born. 

Ebenezer^ Richardson had several children, among them was Jonas^ (Eben- 
ezer\ Stephen^--', Samueb) b. Oct. 21, 1748; m. April 4, 1782, Zilpha Bar- 
ker. They came to Cornish (date unknown) and lived several years. 
They were two of the nine constituent members of the Baptist Church 
at its organization in 1789. After their children were b., it appears 
they left town, leaving no posterity behind them so far as known, 
neither is it known where they settled. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Zebadiah, b. Oct. 6, 1788. 

ii. Cynthia, b. Dec. 28, 1790. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. April 6, 1793. 

iv. Nathan, b. June 22, 1795; d. March 11, 1804. 

V. Charlotte, b. Feb. 5, 1798. 

vi. Louisa, b. Aug. 1, 1800. 

vii. Zilpha, b. June 20, 1802. 

viii. Persena, b. April 25, 1804. 

Amos< Richardson (Stephen^-^, SamueU), a brother of Ebenezer', was a very 
distinguished physician in Pelham, where he d. June 20, 1766, aged 55. 
He had four children: Eri, b. in 1740. Sarah, b. April 13, 1743. Joseph, 
b. March 5, 1745, and Isaac, b. in 1752, and d. March 3, 1754. His 
third child: 

Josephs Richardson (Atnos\ Stephen^-"-, Samueh) h. March 5, 1745; m. May 
11, 1767, Miriam Hildreth, b. March 7, 1743, d. Feb. 10, 1831, aged 87. 
He d. April 10, 1827, aged 82. They came to Cornish in 1789 with 
their children who were all b. in Pelham. Children: 

i. Miriam, b. Aug. 24, 1768; m. Sept. 9, 1788, Joshua Wyman, then of 
Pelham. Nine children. (See Wyman.) Mr. Wyman d. June 
9, 1815, aged 48. She d. Dec. 17, 1848, aged 80. "She was a 
good woman, of consistent piety, a beloved mother of a worthy 
family, who have all arisen and called her blessed." 
2. ii. Joseph, Jr., b. Jan. 21, 1771. 

iii. Sarah, b. March 10, 1773; m. June 23, 1796, John Huggins of Cor- 
nish. Nine children. (See Huggins.) Mr. Huggins d. in 
1815. She d. July 13, 1852, aged 79. 

Her biographer makes the following interesting mention of 
her: "She was a woman of strong and amiable character, as 
evinced in raising her large family without means, after the death 
of her husband, and in the fortitude and Christian resignation 


with which she met the loss of her eyesight for many years. 
Her humble cottage was the constant resort of school children, 
whom she dearly loved and charmed, with her songs and hymns 
from Ker inexhaustible supply. Her voice had a remarkable 
capacity, from the loving notes of the cooing dove to the deep, 
resonant bass of a man. 

"Her figure, as she sat in her chair, with heavenward face 
and sightless orbs, one foot on the pedal of the spinning wheel, 
discoursing such music as is heard only in the spheres, would 
have entranced the chisel of the old Greek sculptor. 

"And such was one of the many grand. New England mothers, 
who have silently sought the grave, 'unknown, unhonored and 

3. iv. David, b. Jan. 15, 1776. 

V. JosiAH, b. Dec. 12, 1778. Was a Baptist minister, but becoming 

insane, he was never ord. He never m.; d. Feb. 23, 1858, in 

Concord Asylum, aged 79. 
vi. Mercy, b. May 4, 1781; m. June 1, 1829, Aaron Hebard of Lebanon. 

No children. She d. Aug. 1, 1854, aged 73. 
vii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 25, 1783. Never m.; she d. in Plainfield, about 


4. viii. Amos, b. Nov. 27, 1785. 

2. Josephs Rich.\rdson (Joseph^, Amos\ Stephen^-^, Samueh) b. Jan. 21, 
1771; m. first, Polly Hilliard, dau. of Samuel and Phoebe (Yerrington) 
Hilliard. She was b. Dec. 10, 1776, and d. May 7, 1822, aged 45; m. 
second, Lydia Wilkins, of Claremont, d. Sept. 19, 1852, aged 70. He d. 
March 1, 1853, aged 82. Children of Polly, all b. in Cornish: 

5. i. Eri, b. June 9, 1796. 

6. ii. Joseph, b. May 4, 1798. 

7. iii. Samuel, b. April 12, 1880. 

iv. Polly, b. July 8, 1802; d. Aug. 13, 1803. 

V. Maria, b. May 21, 1804; d. Feb. 25, 1830. 

vi. Miriam, b. Sept. 1, 1807; m. Frederic Claggett of Newport. (See 
Newport History, page 344.) He was high sheriff of Sullivan 
Co., five years. She d. Jan. 24, 1884. Thi-ee children: 1. 
Rufus P., b. June 20, 1830. 2. William, b. Sept., 1836. 3. 
Mary J., b. July 10, 1844. 

vii. Dorothy Belinda, b. Oct. 29, 1809; m. April 16, 1832, Lyman Rich, 
who was b. July 27, 1803, and d. Nov. 11, 1878, aged 75. She d. 
Sept. 3, 1874, aged 64. Had two children. (See Rich.) 

viii. Mary Hall, b. May 11, 1812; m. first, in 1838, Asa Day. Had one 
dau. (Ellen M.) who d. April 28, 1860, aged 21. He d. in 1856, 
at Leominster, Mass. She m. second. Dr. Mason Hatch of 
Newport, Nov. 12, 1856. (See Newport History, page 411.) 
She d. July, 1882, aged 70. Buried at Leominster, Mass. 

8. ix. Ariel, b. July 25, 1814. 



X. Joshua Bradley, b. 1815; d. Oct. 7, 1817. 

xi. Nancy J., b. Sept. 16, 1818; m. Sept. 16, 1836, John Lane, then of 

Claremont. She d. in Lebanon, Jan. 18, 1893, aged 74. Two 

children. (See Lane.) 
Child by Lydia Wilkins: 
xii. Benjamin ¥., h. Feb. 10, 1825,; d. in Cal., July 16, 1852, aged 

27. He never m. 

3. David« Richardson {Joseph^, A7nos\ Stephen^-^, Samueb) was b. Jan. 15, 
1776; m. Nov. 25, 1805, Sarah Goodwin Ford, dau. of Capt. Daniel 
and Lydia Ford, b. Dec. 17, 1784, in Claremont, and d. in Hanover 
Aug. 15, 1867, aged 83. He d. March 20, 1846, aged 70. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Daniel Ford, b. Aug. 16, 1807. His life was devoted chiefly to the 
Christian ministry and the cause of education. Was fitted for 
college at Kimball Union Academy, class of 1827. Grad. at 
Dartmouth College, class of 1831, with the highest honors. He 
travelled in nearly every state of the Union, occupied the Chair 
of Languages in Wake Forest College, N. C, where he was ord. 
as a Baptist minister. Immensely popular in the state as a 
public speaker. Refusing the presidency of the college, he re- 
turned to N. H. and devoted himself to the ministry. Was 
pastor of churches in Cavendish, Vt., Mason and East Hanover 
beside supplying churches in Plainfield, Meriden, Cornish, etc. 
Was a member of the Congressional Convention in 1850 and rep- 
resented the town of Hanover in the legislature in 1850-51. 
His name at one time was prominent on the list of candidates 
for governor of N. H. and President Pierce tendered him any gift 
within his power, all of which he modestly declined. Was a 
great reader and student of letters, and became proficient in a 
dozen or more languages, but he had no "itching palm" for 
public office, but devoted himself to the more quiet profession 
of his choice. Superadded to these, he was postmaster at 
Hanover, Treas. and director of the bank, justice of peace, 
Supt. of schools, etc., for many years. For the last fifteen 
years, he suffered with paralysis until his death, Feb. 7, 1882. 
Agreeable to his request, his remains were buried at Cornish 
Flat, by the side of his parents. He never m. 

ii. Stillman, b. June 7, 1809. Educated at New Hampton Theological 
Seminary for the Baptist ministry. Was bapt. by Elder A. 
Kendrick, at ten years of age, in company with his brother 
Daniel, two years older, and sister, Elmina, two years younger 
than himself. He d. before entering the ministry, July 22, 1843, 

iii. Mercy Elmina, b. Aug. 17, 1811. She was educated at New 
Hampton. She was noted for her unselfish disposition, love 
of literature and remarkable memory. She d. April 27, 1839. 


iv. Horace, b. Dec. 2, 1814, and d. in Oakland, Cal., March 15, 1876. 
A Baptist minister, zealous and greatly beloved. Prepared for 
college at New Hampton. Grad. at Dartmouth College, class 
1841, and at Newton Theological Seminary. Pastor of a church 
in Keene, where he was ord. May 7, 1845, also at West Acton, 
Mass., and East Oakland, Cal. Opened the first public school 
in San Jos6. Devoted the last part of his Ufe to Bible mission 
Work, preaching in public and by firesides, and distributing tons 
of Bibles and Testaments. He m. first, Sarah H. Rand; m. 
second, Sarah Haines. Had several children. 

V. Stephen, b. Dec. 18, 1816; d. Aug. 18, 1818. 

vi. Martha Rhoda, b. Sept. 8, 1818. Was educated at New Hampton 
Seminary. Spent some years teaching in North Carolina. She 
manifested a great love for literature, was of beautiful spirit, 
and unselfish in all her life work. She m. March 4, 1846, Rev. 
Jonathan S. Herrick, by whom she had four children: 1. Maria 
Elmina, b. Dec. 19, 1846; d. April 3, 1908, unm. 2. James 
Day, b. June 4, 1848. 3. Martha Jane, b. Feb. 18, 1850. 4. 
Daniel F. R., b. Jan. 10, 1852. Mrs. Herrick d. during her 
husband's pastorate in Rumney, March 17, 1852, aged 34. 

vii. David Sidney, b. Sept. 1, 1821. (See sketch.) 

viii. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 23, 1824. Eyes and health were ruined by 
vaccination when ten years old. She never m. but d. Jan. 12, 
1894, aged 70. 

Amos« Richardson (Joseph, Amos^, Stephen^-"-, Samueb) b. Nov. 27, 1785; 
m. Feb. 24, 1814, Sophia Comings, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Butter- 
field) Comings, b. April 10, 1789, and d. Sept. 5, 1853, aged 64. He 
was a prominent citizen of the town, serving it in various offices; also 
represented it in the state legislature of 1847. A member and deacon 
of the Baptist Church. A successful farmer and continued on the 
paternal homestead till his death, Sept. 14, 1853, aged 67. Children, 
all b. in Cornish: 

i. Sarah, b. Aug. 17, 1815. As a very successful teacher, she spent 
many years in this avocation in the south, prior to her m. to 
Rev. Jonathan S. Herrick, April 20, 1853. Then she became at 
once, teacher and mother to the four children of her husband, by 
his first wife, Martha Rhoda (Richardson) Herrick. She has 
wrought well. Mr. Herrick d. in Troy Dec. 3, 1895. She is 
living in 1910. (See photo on page .308.) 

ii. Amos, b. Nov. 27, 1817. 

iii. Sophia Louisa, b. March 31, 1820. She spent her life chiefly in 
educational work. She d. April 13, 1882, aged 62. Unm. 

iv. William Taylor, b. Nov. 16, 1822, and d. in the army about 1864. 

V. Charlotte, b. April 5, 1825; m. Dec. 20, 1847, Caleb H. Blood. 
She d. in Florida, Oct. 21, 1852, aged 27. She left one son, 
Daniel Richardson Blood. Mr. Blood d. July 16, 1896. 


vi. Cordelia I., b. Jan. 2, 1828; m. Dec. 25, 1868, Rev. David Hawley. 

She d. March 24, 1878, aged 50. 
vii. Samuel Comings, b. May 13, 1830. Student and teacher. He d. 

in Cal., where he went to regain his health, Oct. 9, 1859, aged 29. 
viii. Geo. Washington, b. Jan. 25, 1834, and d. Feb. 12, 1871, aged 37. 

Mrs. Sarah Richardson Herrick, at 84. 

(See sketch, page .307.) 

Eri' Richardson {Joseph «-5, Atnos*, Stephen'-'', SamueU) b. June 9, 1796; 
m. Feb. 22, 1821, Abigail Chandler Bragg, dau. of Nichola.^, Jr., and 
Abigail (Chandler) Bragg. She was b. July 13, 1792, and d. Sept. 20, 
1878, aged 84. He was a farmer and mechanic. Lived a while in 
Morristown, Vt., and Cornish. His last years were spent in Charles- 
town, where he d. June 19, 1869, aged 70. Children: 

i. George Bradley, b. Dec. 22, 1821. "Railroaded" in Mass. till 
1852, when he went west in the same business, then engaged 
in land speculation, manufacturing and trade. Operated in 


St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn., until he acquired a hand- 
some competence. Then settled in Sangamon Co., 111., where 
he spent the remainder of his years dying Feb. 12, 1895, in 
Riverton, 111. Late in life, on Nov. 29, 1894, he m. Marion 
B. McNeely, who survives him. 

ii. Caroline, b. April 13, 1824, and d. Jan. 1, 1895, aged 70, unm. 

iii. Emeline, b. April 22, 1827; m. Jan. 10, 1849, Lucien Lane, res. 
in Chariest own. He d. Feb. 3, 1892. Three cliildren. 

iv. Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 26, 1831; m. Jan. 4, 1853, Chas. Gay of 
Charlestown, who was b. Sept. 7, 1828. He was selectman for 
eight j^ears and represented the town in legislature in 1866-67. 
also filled other offices of honor and trust. He d. July 24, 1892. 
Three children. She is hving in 1910. 

V. Helen M., b. Nov. 20, 1834; m. Dec. 19, 1860, Jacob Augustus 
Kendall of Leominster, Mass. Mr. Kendall d. Nov. 13, 1886. 
A dau., Caroline M., m. in Claremont, May 28, 1907, Earl M. 
Putnam of Conn. 

6. Joseph' Richardson (Joseph-^, Amos% Slephen^-s Samuel^) h. May 4, 
1798; m. Nov. 29, 1820, Sylvia Day, dau. of Rufus and Betty (Com- 
ings) Day, b. in Cornish, July 15, 1799, and d. Feb. 1, 1882, aged 82. 
He was a farmer, also a brick mason. A zealous and consistent mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church, of which he was deacon for many years. 
He d. Aug. 10, 1871, aged 73. Children: 

i. Salome, b. Sept. 10, 1821; m. May 4, 1845, Amos Richardson of 
Cornish. She d. in Florida, May 17, 1850, aged 28. Left 
two sons. (See Amos' Richardson.) 

10. ii. Asa W., b. July 21, 1823. 

iii. Eliza M., b. May 23, 1825; m. Oct. 20, 1850, Sylvester M. Bugbee, 
who was b. Oct. 24, 1824, and d. Jan. 29, 1897, aged 72. She 
d. Oct. 18, 1896. They left two sons. (See Bugbee.) 

iv. Hiram Day, b. March 14, 1827; m. Nov. 4, 1849, Mary A. Scripture. 
She was b. Nov. 20, 1825. Leaving Cornish when of age, he 
went to Mason, where he lived many years. Was honored 
by his townsmen, serving as selectman and representing the 
town in legislature, etc. He was a tailor by trade. Of him it 
has often been said, "He was an honest man." He afterwards 
hved in Waltham, Mass., where he d. Jan. 27, 1897. Had 
seven cliildren, three sons and four daus. 

11. V. Joseph Orlando, b. Dec. 16, 1833. 

vi. LucRETiA B., b. Nov. 30, 1839; m. May 7, 1861, Chas. B. Comings, 
son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Westgate) Comings. Two 
children. (See Comings.) Lived in Cornish and Lebanon. 
She d. in Lebanon, Nov. 24, 1895. 

7. Samuel' Richardson {Joseph-^, Amos^, Stephen^-^, Samueh) b. April 12, 
1800; m. first, Sophia W. Bond. Had two children, who d. young. 
She d. May 12, 1837, aged 24. He m. second, Mary A. Wright, b. 


March 5, 1817. They lived in Claremont chiefly. He d. April, 1883, 
aged 83. Children, all by last wife: 

i. Samuel, b. Dec. 14, 1841. Insurance agent in Claremont. 
ii. Mary, Sophia, b. Sept. 10, 1843; d. Aug. 4, 1849. 
iii. Charles A., b. Nov. 2, 1847; d. Aug. 22, 1849. 
iv. Sarah Maria, b. July 15, 1850; m. Dec. 24, 1877, Samuel Ruggles 
of Windsor, Vt. 

8. Ariel' Richardson (Joseph^-^, Amos*, Stephen'-^, Samueh) b. July 25, 

1814; m. first, Dec. 29, 1841, Mary E. Armstrong, b. Nov. 1, 1808; d. 
Aug. 17, 1886; m. second, Nov. 14, 1888, Eliza Swan. She was b. 
Sept. 10, 1838. Rem. with family to Michigan, Nov. 5, 1855, where 
they resided in Carson City. He was a "carpenter and house builder." 
Date of his death not known. Children by Mary, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Albert A., b. Dec. 10, 1842; m. Dec. 18, 1864, Jane M. Dawks. 
Two children. Enlisted, Nov. 9, 1861, in Berdans S. S. 1st 
Regt. Discharged Oct. 27, 1862. 

ii. Anna R., b. April 28, 1846; m. March 5, 1871, James F. Fillmore. 

iii. Ella C, b. May 24, 1848; m. Oct. 8, 1865, J. M. Patrick. 

iv. Victoria M., b. Sept. 5, 1851; m. March 29, 1874, Isaac M. Patter- 
son; d. Oct. 20, 1883, aged 23. 

9. Amos' Richardson {Amos^, Joseph, Ainos*, Slephen^-'^, Samueh) b. Nov. 

27, 1817; m. first. May 4, 1845, Salome Richardson, dau. of Joseph' and 
Sylvia (Day) Richardson, b. Sept. 10, 1821, d. May 17, 1850; m. second, 
April 20, 1857, Sarah Jane Hilliard, dau. of Joseph and Roxana (Day) 
Hilliard. Educated at Kimball Union Academy and New Hampton 
and Norwich, Vt., attended medical lectures at Dartmouth Medical Col- 
lege but never practiced. Spent some time teaching in New England 
and in the South, and later in mercantile business in Jacksonville, Flor- 
ida. In 1853, he returned to the old homestead, after which his life 
was devoted chiefly to agricultural pursuits. He d. Sept. 19, 1901, 
aged nearly 84. Cliildren by Salome: 

12. i. Sidney K., b. June 29, 1846. 

ii. Frank, b. Dec. 14, 1848. A successful farmer. Spent some time 
in Cal. Returned to the charge of the homestead, where he 
now resides. (1902.) Children by Sarah Jane: 

iii. Fred H., b. Oct. 1, 1859; m. Dec. 25, 1895, Gertrude A. Haven. 
Officer in Vermont State Prison at Windsor. (1902.) Children: 
1. Flora E., b. May 3, 1900. 2. Margaret H., b. March 15, 

iv. Flora Ella, b. Jan. 2, 1861; d. Aug. 15, 1886, aged 25. 

v. Nellie Salome, b. May 26, 1867; m. Feb. 24, 1892, Elmer York. 
(See York.) 

10. Asa W.8 Richardson {Joseplv-^-^, Amos\ Stephen^--, Samueb) b. July 21, 

1823; m. Sept. 1, 1846, Pluma C. Armstrong, b. Feb. 22, 1828, in New 



York. Wheelwright and general mechanic as well as farmer. Respond- 
ing to his country's call, he enlisted in 1862, serving until 1865, first as 
Orderly Sergt. then as 2d Lieut, in the 14th Regt. N. H. Vols. After 
the war he lived in Lebanon, where he d. May 3, 1874. Children: 

Marcus F., b. Aug. 16, 1848; m. March 20, 1869, Flora E. House 

of Lebanon. Printer; res. in Manchester, 
ii. Emma S., b. Oct. 14, 1854; d. June 8, 1859. 
iii. Abbie M., b. April 23, 1861; m. Dec. 20, 1882, John A. Woods 

of Francestown. 
iv. CHARLE.S H., b. June 8, 1867; d. Nov. 1, 1867.. 

11. Joseph Orlandqs Richardson {Jose-ph''-^-', Amos\ Stephen^-^ SamueU) b. 

Dec. 16, 1833; m. first, Nov. 29, 1855, Helen M. Comings, 2d dau. of 
Alvin and Alvira (Williams) Comings, b. Feb. 10, 1835, d. Oct. 3, 1868, 
aged 33; m. second, Dec. 2, 1869, Mary Malincy Burr, only dau. of Brad- 
ley and Hannah (Read) Burr, b. July 4, 1837. Mr. Richardson was a 
wheelwright by trade, also a house carpenter and res. in Lebanon, 
where he d. Sept. 8, 1900. "He was one of the very best of men, his 
standard in everything was ever a high one and he walked in the path 
where duty and conscience guided him, trusting implicitly his God." 
Children by Helen: 

i. Clayton Joseph, b. July 4, 1862, in trade in Lebanon; of the pros- 
perous firm of Richardson & Emerson. 
ii. Errain Alvin, b. April 27, 1864; d. Jan. 20, 1867. 

Child by Mary M.: 

iii. Leon Burr, b. April 14, 1878. Graduate Dartmouth College, 
class of 1900. 

12. Sidney Kirk^ Richardson (Amo.s--«, Joseph-^, Amos', Stephen^s SamueU) 

b. June 29, 1846; m. April 6, 1869, Ella Idalene Sturtevant, dau. of Na- 
hum C. and Martha Jane (Thomas) Sturtevant, b. Feb. 3, 1849. Mr. 
Richardson was educated in the schools of Cornish and Kimball Union 
Academy. Enlisted at eighteen, Aug. 31, 1864, in 1st Regt. H. Art., 
which performed much arduous service in and about Washington, D. C. 
Was discharged Sept. 11, 1865. On returning home from the army, 
he found his health insufficient for the labors of the field, owing to 
malarial disease contracted in the service, so he devoted some years 
to the machinist's trade, and in manufacturing business in Lebanon, 
Windsor, Brandon, Vt., etc. Was collector of bridge tolls for seven 
years at Windsor, then returned to Cornish where he has since resided, 
upon the Dr. Boardman place, so called. For ten j^ears was collector 
of the taxes of the town. Children: 

i. Martha Salome, b. June 24, 1870; d. June 28, 1870. 
ii. Henry Sturtevant, b. Sept. 19, 1873. Graduate Kimball Union 
Academy, class of 1896. Prin. of high school at Walpole two 



years, from 1898 to 1902. Prin. of academy at Wells River, Vt. 
After this he was admitted to the bar, and estabhshed_himself 
in the successful practice of law in Claremont. 


Henry S. Richardson. 

Charles Sidney, b. May 9, 1886; Grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class of 1905. 

William Richardson, the first of the name in town, was a soldier of the 
Revolution. His name appears several times during the war in different 
military bodies and on different occasions and was always accredited to Cor- 
nish. He came home unharmed. His relationship to those of the same name 

coming to the town later cannot be determined. He m. , Tabitha — ■ — ■ — 

and they had a dau. Lucy, b. in town May 2, 1776; d. Oct. 17, 1777. There 
is no known record of his leaving town, or of his death. Probably d. early as 
his wid. Tabitha m. Jan. 27, 1780, Robert Nichols, and d. in town, Sept. 3, 1783. 

Joseph Richardson (pedigree and birth unknown) m. Nov., 1831, Mrs. Anna 
Maria (Marble) Piatt of Cornish, and by her had two children. He d. 
Oct. 27, 1839, and was buried in Cornish. The children were: 

i. Hannah Chase, b. in 1834; m. Harford B. Kirk and d. cliildless, 
Jan. 12, 1870, buried in Trinity church-yard. 

"All thats beautiful in woman. 
All we in her nature love, 
All the good in all the human, 
Passed from this clay to God above." 

(Inscription on her tombstone.) 


ii. ■ George Wentworth, b. in 1838. He was twice m. and d. at Mount 
Vernon, N. Y., in 1881 leaving two children by his first wife. 


Lemuel Rickard, with EUzabeth his wife, were the first of the name in town. 
They had seven cliildren, and then the mother d. Mr. R. m. again, 

Abigail , and had five more cliildren. The family lived in the 

northeast part of the town and were living in town in 1790. The cen- 
sus of that time says his family consisted of himself, two boys and one 
girl and the mother. There is no known record of the death of Eliza- 
beth, but Abigail, the second wife, d. April 12, 1854. Mr. R. d. Dec. 
18, 1855, aged 75. Children by Ehzabeth: 

i. Sar.\h, b. June 15, 1785. 

ii. Benjamin, b. Sept. 10, 1787. 

iii. Jared, b. Feb. 19, 1790. 

iv. Theophiltts, b. May 26, 1792. 

V. Tirzah, b. July 6, 1795. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. July 20, 1798. 

vii. Lemuel, Jr., b. Nov. 6, 1801. 

Children by Abigail: 

viii. Alvin, b. Nov. 4, 1804; d. Aug. 25, 1806. 

ix. Louisa, b. March 8, 1807. 

X. Reuel, b. Aug. 3, 1809; d. May 15, 1831. 

xi. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 1812; d. March 6, 1813. 

xii. Truman, b. Feb. 12, 1814. Grad. Kimball Union Academy, 1838; 
Dartmouth College 1842; Med. Dept., 1847. Physician at 
Woburn, Mass., till he d. Aug. 8, 1861. He taught school sev- 
eral terms. 

Elijah Rickard, a brother of Lemuel (?) with Betsey, his wife, had five children. 

She d. . He m. second, Tenty , and by her had six children. 

She d. Jan. 8, 1827, aged 46. There is no known record of his death. 
Children, by Betsey: 

i. Jonathan, b. March 13, 1787. 
ii. Deborah, b. July 10, 1788. 
iii. Eleazer, b. Feb. 25, 1790. 
iv. Hannah, b. March 25, 1795. 
v. Ira, b. Oct. 17, 1797. 
Cliildren by Tenty: 

vi. Charity, b. 1807; d. March 23, 1830. 

vii. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1808. 

viii. Miranda, b. Sept. 8, 1809; d. June 22, 1836. 

ix. Ransom, b. Nov. 3, 1811; d. Dec. 13, 1839. 

X. Watson Freeman, b. April 11, 1814. 

xi. Warren, b. Feb. 25, 1818. 

xii. WiNSLOw, b. March 8, 1820. 


In the cemetery at the Flat are tablets inscribed to Abner Rickard who d. 
July 2, 1827, aged 84, and to his wife, Susanna, who d. Jan. 1, 1833, aged 81. 
These may have been the parents of Lemuel and Elijah, who late in life came 
to res. with their children. 

Also, Levi Rickard, d. March 16, 1865. His wife d. May 9, 1846. 


William Ripley of the fifth generation from William Ripley who settled in 
Hingham, Mass., in 1635, was b. at Windham, Conn., Feb. 12, 1734. 
He was the great-grandson of Hannah Bradford who was the granddau. 
of Gov. Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. He rem. from Windham 
with his family June 5, 1775, and arrived at Cornish, June 14, 1775, 
where he lived until his death, Feb. 17, 1818. He m. Jan. 11, 1757, 
Lydia Brewster, dau. of Capt. James and Faith (Ripley) Brewster, b. 
at Windham, Conn., March 18, 1740, and d. in Cornish Nov. 2, 1829. 
She was a descendant of the sixth generation from Elder Brewster of 
the Plymouth Colony. Children, all b. in Windham, Conn.: 

i. Faith, b. Oct. 13, 1757; m. Jan. 14, 1779, Jabez (or Jabish) Spicer 
of Cornish. Nine children. (See Spicer.) They lived in 
Cornish till 1810, and then rem. to Richmond, Vt., where they 
both d. He d. Jan. 6, 1823. She d. May 31, 1824. 

ii. Alethea, b. Aug. 23, 1759; d. Sept. 5, 1759. 

iii. Alethea, 2d, b. Jan. 11, 1761; m. March 30, 1788, James Wellman 
of Cornish. Four children. (See Wellman.) She d. Oct. 15. 

iv. James, b. April 4, 1763; m. first, March 7, 1792, Lucy Eaton of Hart- 
ford, Vt., who was b. in Woodstock, Conn., Oct. 15, 1765, and 
d. in Cornish, Dec. 23, 1807; m. second, in Torringford, Conn., 
Sept. 2, 1810, FlorUla Mills, b. July 5, 1779, and d. in Cornish, 
Sept. 21, 1858. She was a sister of Samuel J. Mills, fam.ous 
for the part he took in the organization of the American Board 
of Foreign Missions. Like her brother, she had a loving zeal 
for the same cause, and in her quiet way, did much to awaken 
a similar spirit in her church in Cornish. She was a woman of 
sweet and gentle spirit and of sincere piety. She was cousin 
to the two si-sters, Maria S. and Abbie Moore Mills, who m. the 
two Whittlesey brothers of Cornish. 

James Ripley, like his father, was a powerful man physically 
and mentally and active in upholding all good things. No 
children by either wife. He became famous as a military man 
and attained the rank of Col. He d. Aug. 9, 1842, in Cornish. 

V. Selinda, b. April 4, 1773; m. April 4, 1790, Eliphalet Kimball of 
Cornish. Seven children. (See Kimball.) She d. June 4, 1854. 

David Kimball Ripley, fourth child of David and Hannah (Cuffs) Ripley, 
was b. April 30, 1812, in Plymouth, Mass. Spent most of his youth in 
Morristown, Vt. He m. Nov. 21, 1841, Rosilla B. Clark of Plainfield, 


dau. of Samuel and Bathsheba (Porter) Clark, b. Dec. 31, 1820, and 
d. Jan. 8, 1892. They came to Cornish in the fifties and settled on 
the farm recently owned and occupied by George A. Truell. He was a 
member of the Baptist Church and an exemplary citizen. He enligted 
in the 7th Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. in the service, in the General 
Hospital at Hilton Head, S. C, Sept. 9, 1862. (See Military.) Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 
i. Minnie Velona, b. Aug. 29, 1843; m. first, Oct. 18, 1861, John 
Vmton of Cornish. He enlisted and d. in the service June 16, 
1863. Had one son, John M. Vinton, b. July 15, 1863, and d. 
April 9, 1871; m. second, Oct. 16, 1866, B. Eli Davis of Plain- 
field, and by him had three children. She d. Aug. 8, 1892. 
ii. Ellen M., b. July 25, 1847; m. first, Nov. 15, 1866, Charles Torrey 
Hardy of Cornish. He d. May 12, 1885; m. second, April 13, 
1886, C. Clarence Mason, then of Cornish. They soon rem. 
to Franklin, Mass., where he d. March 6, 1893. No children 
by either m. 
iii. Jennie A., b. Aug. 20, 1859; m. Nov. 28, 1877, Luman Mitchell of 
Cornish. One child. (See Mitchell.) 


Daniel and Asenath Roberts had the following children b. in Cornish, 
In 1790, the family consisted of one man, two boys and four females. 
He served in the Revolutionary War. No record of their descendants 
other than this. Children: 

i. Erastus, b. Feb. 11, 1783. 

ii. Asenath, b. April 29, 1788. 

iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 20, 1790. 

iv. Lois, b. April 9, 1792. 

V. John, b. May 1, 1794. 


George' Robinson came from Scotland about 1680 and settled in Attleboro, 
Mass. He had a son, Nathaniel, who m. Zilpha Daggert about 1720. 
They had nine children. Their third son, George', who m. Abigail 
Everett, had a son David<, b. March 16, 1761, in Attleboro, Mass., who 
became a res. of Cornish in 1783, in which year he m. Annie Whittaker, 
b. Nov. 26, 1759, and d. May 2, 1842, aged 82. He entered the Conti- 
nental Army at nineteen years of age, and served thirteen months. 
After he was seventy-one, he received a pension. He d. in Cornish, 
Oct. 10, 1851, aged 90. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

2. i. Everett, b. Feb. 22, 1783. 

ii. Larnard, b. April 8, 1785; m. Mary Delano; d. Sept. 24, 1848, aged 

iii. George, b. Sept. 4, 1786; m. Nov. 11, 1811, Permittee Cutler; four 


iv. Cynthia, b. Dec. 22, 1788; m. March 10, 1822, Oliver Jackson of 

Cornish. Three children. (See Jackson.) 
V. Hannah, b. April 4, 1791; m. Dec. 21, 1820, Orcemus Blodgett. 
vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1793; m. Feb. 28, 1814, Uriel Comings of Cornish. 

Eight children. (See Comings.) She d. March 17, 1876. 
vii. David, b. March 4, 1795. 
viii. Lucy, b. Jan. 18, 1797; m. , John Fellows of Cornish (second 

wife). She d. childless, Dec. 21, 1891. 
ix. Oliv-er, b. April 2, 1799; m. March 6, 1823, Mary Winch, who d. 

in 1845. He d. Dec. 28, 1873. 

2. Everett^ Robinson (Davich, George^, Nathanieb, George^) b. Feb. 22, 

1784; m. April 17, 1805, Julia Williams, dau. of William and Susanna 
(Pond) Williams, b. April 20, 1786; d. June 13, 1826. He d. March 
2, 1863, aged 79. He always res. in Cornish and was in the War of 
1812-14 and went with the N. H. Troops to the defense of Buffalo, N. Y. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

3. i. Williams Dean, b. March 24, 1807. 

ii. Orin, b. May 7, 1809; d. May 10, 1809. 

iii. Horace Everett, b. April 13, 1811; d. of yellow fever in China, in 
1855. Was a gunner in the U. S. Navy. Never m. 

iv. Jesse Leonard, b. June 16, 1813; m. May 2, 1857, Clementine Pease 
of Qucchee, Vt. Nine children. He d. June 28, 1893, in Low- 
ell, Mass. He served in the Civil War under Gen. B. F. Butler. 
He lost a child in town, Sept. 28, 1846. 

V. Julia Ann, b. Oct. 31, 1815. Never m.; d. in Concord, Aug. 25, 1852. 

vi. Emeline Metcalf, b. Sept. 3, 1817; in. , Rev. Mr. Kimball. 

She d. Jan. 9, 1838. 

vii. Leonard, b July. 24, 1820; m. Sept. 2, 1846, Sophia Pease of Que- 
chee, Vt. A sister of the wife of his brother Jesse. She d. Jan. 
5, 1901. He d. at Tampa, Fla., of yellow fever, Nov. 3, 1887. 
They had five children. 

4. viii. Samuel Stillman, b. Jan. 25, 1824. 

3. Williams Dean« Robinson (Everelt'', David\ George^, Nathanieb, George^) 

b. March 24, 1807; m. Dec. 15, 1830, Mary Zilpha Clement, of Plain- 
field. She d. ; in Boston, 1901. He d. Dec, 1854, in Lowell, 

Mass. Children: 

i. Mary Zilpha, b. in Plainfield, Sept. 23, 1831; m. Nov. 22, 1865, 
Alexander C. Studley. Res. in Boston. No children. 

ii. George Clement, b. Sept. 15, 1832, in Plainfield; m. Aug. 2, 1862, 
Kate B. Hazeltine. Res., Haverhill, Mass. 

iii. Orin Williams, b. in Claremont, Aug. 12, 1834; m. Aug. 20, 1865, 
Cornelia Lombard. Four children. Went at first to Lake 
Superior region and finally settled in Chassell, Mich., and has 
served his adopted state two terms as lieutenant-governor. Has 
a son, a grad. of Harvard College, a lawyer in New York City. 
(See photo on page 317.) 



IV. Julia Thankful, b. Nov. 17, 1836, in Claremont; m. June 19, 

1866, Rev. Fayette Hurd. Two children. 

V. Oscar David, b. Aug. 19, 1838, in Cornish. He grad. from Kimball 

Union Academy in 1861. Immediately enlisting he served to 
the close of the Civil War. Was in many battles and won the 
rank of Capt. After the war he entered Dartmouth College, 
graduating from it in 1869, and immediately after he became 

Hon. O. W. Robinson. 

(See sketch, page 316.) 

the principal of the Albany (N. Y.) High School, which 
position he held twenty-five years or till his death. He also 
travelled extensively both in this country and Europe, and was 
very active in the work of the Y. M. C. A. He d. July 11, 1911. 
The mayor of the city, upon learning of his death, announced 
the fact with profound sorrow and ordered that the flags on all 
the municipal buildings be low'ei-ed at half-mast until after his 
funeral. He also said, in part, "that he was a model citizen, — 


active in whatever related to the interests of the city. Was 
respected, admired and beloved by the thousands of students 
who passed under his fostering care. His memory will be held 
dear by hvmdreds of graduates who felt and acknowledged his 
benign influence on their characters and careers." 

Prof. C. W. Cole, superintendent of the Albany School System, 
also said of him "that he was a fine clas.s teacher. That the 
work of the Latin and Greek department in the High School 
under his tutelage for sixteen years, had a bigger reputation 
among the colleges than that of any other school of its char- 

He m. in Madison, Wis., Aug. 4, 1870, Jennie M. Rowell, 
formerly of Plainfield. She was dau. of Samuel and IVIary 
(Moore) Rowell, b. July 28, 1840. No children. 

vi. Frances Aurelia, b. March 28, 1840, in Cornish; m. Aug. 3, 1875, 
Rev. Israel Ainsworth. She d. Nov. 1, 187u. 

vii. Orcemus Blodgett, b. in Cornish, Dec. 11, 1841; m. June 27, 1867, 
Harriet A. Harris. Five children. Res. in Mich. Grad. at 
Kimball Union Academy; served in the Civil War, became Lieut. 

viii. Rosabella Emeline, b. in Cornish, July 12, 1844; d. Aug. 26, 1850. 

ix. Horace Edward, b. in Cornish, April 3, 1846; d. Aug. 24, 1850. 

4. Samuel Stillman^ Robinson (Everett^, David*, George^, Nathaniel-, 
George^) b. in Cornish, Jan. 25, 1824; m. Feb. 27, 1850, Eliza, dau. of 
Franklin and Dolly (Richards) Norton of Weathersfield, Vt., b. May 
4, 1826, in Weathersfield and d. at Detroit, Mich., Feb. 10, 1889. Mr. 
Robinson left N. E. in 1853, for the Lake Superior copper country and 
spent the greater part of his life managing mining properties in 
various parts of the West. (See photo on page 319.) 

He was a practical geologist and at one time could tell at sight the 
rock from any prominent mining camp in this country and in Mexico. 
He d. at Pontiac, Mich., June 10, 1904. His children were: 

i. Ida Emeline, b. June 27, 1851, at West Claremont; m. at Detroit, 
Mich., Edward Pitkin Bronson, ninth in descent from the emi- 
grant John Bronson, of Hartford and Framington, Conn. This 
family lived twenty years in St. Louis, Mo., ten in Nashville, 
Tenn., two in Chicago and now (1911) have been for six years in 
Chester, 111. To this lady we are indebted for many records of 
this and the Williams family. Three children : 

1. John Stanard Bronson, b. at St. Louis, Sept. 18, 1878; m. at 

Seabreeze, Fla., Louise Bianchi, dau. of John Bianchi of New 
York. Lives in St. Louis. 

2. Ethel Robinson Bronson, b. at St. Louis, Dec. 23, 1880; m. 

Sept. 26, , at Chester, 111., Archibald McDougal Patterson 

of Savannah, Tenn. They had two children and Mrs. Patter- 
son and the little son, Archibald McDougal, Jr., were lost 
by the sinking of the steamer Saltillo, at Glen Park, Mo., 



thirty miles below St. Louis, on the night of May 11, 1910. 
Mrs. Patterson's body was recovered but not that of the little 
son. Mrs. Bronson, her mother, was with her and with the 
little dau., Dorothy Robinson Patterson, was saved. 
Mildred ]\Ierriam Bronson, b. May 31, 1884, at St. Louis; 
m. at Chester, 111., Sept. 12, Charles Hillman Corbett of 
Nashville, Tenn. Live in St. Louis. 

Samuel S. IIobinson. 

ii. Frank Everett Robinson, b. Oct. 27, 185.5, at Port Austin, Mich.; 
m. at Detroit, Mich., Mamie Louise Close, dau. of James A. 
and Libbie (Foley) Close. He was a journalist of high ability 
and only his poor health kept him from making a reputation in 
his chosen profession. He d. at Detroit, Mich., Aug. 18, 1904, 
leaving six children: 

1. Mabel Mimbres, b. at Georgetown, N. M., Dec. 25, 1882. 

2. Helen Close, b. Detroit, Mich., Dec. 7, 1884. 


3. Franklin Norton, b. Dec. 19, 1886, at Detroit, Mich. 

4. Cedric Bronson, b. July 22, 1888, at Detroit, Mich. 

5. Arney Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1890, at Asheville, N. C. 

6. Frances Everett, b. Oct. 28, 1902, at Detroit, Mich. 
This family live at Asheville, N. C. 

iii. Lot, b. Nov. 3, 1858; d. Jan. 11, 1862. 

iv. Belle, b. March 17, 1861, at Hancock, Mich.; m. at Detroit, Mich., 
March 18, 1885, Frederick Butler Harper. Three children: 

1. Emma Louise, b. Dec. 29, 1885, at Detroit, Mich. 

2. Alice Belle, b. March 9, 1892, at Detroit, Mich. 

3. Freda Robinson, b. at Pontiac, Mich., June 30, 1906. 
V. Jessie, b. March 29, 1866; d. July 21, 1866. 

vi. Samuel Stillman, Jr., b. at Claremont, May 17, 1868; m. at Hough- 
ton, Mich., Nov. 21, 1895, Emma Slock. Has lived at Lake 
Linden, Mich., and now is at St. Croix Falls, Wis. Manager 
of Electric Light and Power Plants. 

vii. Mary Eliza, b. at St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 11, 1871; m. at Pontiac, 
Mich., Nov. 11, 1895, James Lovell. Two children: 1. Lucy, b. 
July 25, 1900, at Troy, Mich. 2. Donald Stillman, b. Oct. 24, 


Phinehas Root, son of Eliakim and Eunice (Chapman) Root, was b. Aug., 
12, 1775. They settled in Cornish in 1811, on the hill southeast of 
Windsor, Vt., still known as "Root's Hill." He m. March 22, 1804, 
Elsie Ken yon, dau. of Joseph and Catharine (Enos) Kenyon, who was 
b. in Plainfield, Nov. 23, 1784, and d. in Cornish, June 17, 1868. Mr. 
Root d. in Cornish, Jan. 14, 1859. Children: 

2. i. John Madison, b. in Plainfield, Jan. 26, 1890. 

ii. Josephine M., b. April 16, 1813; m. Jan. 1, 1850, John L. Paget, 
formerly of Strathaven, Scotland. Four children. (See Paget.) 
She d. in Cornish, March 28, 1904. 

2. John Madison^ Root (Phinehas^) was b. Jan. 26, 1809. He m. , 

Mrs. Clarissa M. Griswold of Claremont, who was b. in 1831, and d. 
Feb. 14, 1877, aged 46. Mr. Root lived in town till near the close of 
his life when he went to Grantham and d. there Feb. 2, 1895. Children, 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Clara Matilda, b. Jan. 24, 1860; m. Thornton; lived and 

d. in Grantham. 
ii. Louisa Maria, b. May 11, 1861; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Jerome Wilder. 

They had no children. 
iii. John M., Jr., b. .July 6, 1862; m. and lives in Claremont. Has 

several children, 
iv. Annie Melissa, b. Dec. 8, 1864; d. Oct. 11, 1878. 
V. George Edward, b. Jan. 25, 1868, unm. Lives in Windsor, Vt. 



The Rowells were of English descent. Thomas' and his son, Valentine^, came 
to America in 1638. Valentine's son Thomas', b. Sept. 7, 1644; m. 
Sept. 8, 1670, Sarah Barnes and d. in 1684. He had a son, Valentine* 
b. in 1681, who m. in 1704, Hannah Sargent and d. Feb. 1, 1727, leaving 
a son Williams, b. Sept. 5, 1705, who m. Jan. 5, 1731, Elizabeth Chellis. 
They had a son, William", b. Feb. 10, 1736, who m. Hannah Morse. 
These were the ancestors of Rev. Joseph? Rowell, who was b. in Newton, 
May 15, 1767, and came to Cornish near the close of the 18th century 
and became the pastor of the Cong. Church. He m. Feb. 15, 1803, 
Hannah Chase of Cornish, dau. of Esq. Daniel and Mehitable (Kim- 
ball) Chase, b. Jan. 14, 1783, and d. Feb. 26, 1869, in Claremont. Mr. 
Rowell was ord. and installed pastor of the Cong. Church in Cornish, 
Sept. 24, 1800. On April 1, 1828, after a fruitful pastorate of nearly 
twenty-eight years, he was dismissed. It has been said of him by some, 
that the town of Cornish owes more to him than to any other man that 
ever lived in it, for its religious development, prosperity and good name; 
as from his ministry more than forty young people became ministers or 
foreign missionaries or the wives of such, 157 souls were converted and 
added to the church during his ministry, and the church was rendered 
a power for good. He was a faithful pastor and a bold and fearless 
preacher. He d. in Claremont Nov. 14, 1842, aged 75. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Eliza, b. Feb. 27, 1804; m. Aug., 1828, Charles Shedd, who was a 
teacher for some time in Kimball Union Academy. They rem. 
to Minn., where she d. Sept. 20, 1900. 

ii. Jonathan Edwards, b. June 3, 1806; m. , Caroline White. A 

farmer and lived in Claremont, where he d. Jan. 31, 1854. 

ill. Maria Chase, b. April 3, 1808; m. Aug. 19, 1834, Calvin Tracy. 
She was a teacher; d. Aug. 2, 1854. 

iv. Daniel Chase, b. Aug. 25, 1810. Grad. at Kimball Union Academy 
in the class of 1833, and d. while a student of Amherst Col- 
lege, April 7, 1836. 

V. Martha Laurens, b. Nov. 9, 1812; m. Sept. 2, 1836, Rev. Edwin 
Locke, missionary (A. B. F. M.), Hawaiian Isles, where she d. 
Oct. 9, 1842. 

vi. George Berkeley, b. Jan. 22, 1815. Grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class 1833; Amherst College, in class of 1837; A. T. S., class of 
1841. Ord. Oct. 22, 1841, as missionary of the American Board 
to the Sandwich Isles. M. Jan. 22, 1842, Malvina J. Chapin 
of Newport, b. April 30, 1816, who graduated at Mt. Holyoke 
in 1842. They had seven children. He d. June 15, 1884, at 
Waimea, Kauai. 

vii. Timothy Dwight, b. Dec. 19, 1817; m. Oct. 23, 1845, Muriel W. 
Willard. Merchant and farmer. He d. May 3, 1887, in Zim- 
brota, Minn. 

viii. Joseph, b. April 22, 1820. (See sketch.) 



ix. Samuel Newell, b. Nov. 21, 1821; grad. Kimball Union Academy in 
1845; Yale College, 1849; Medical Dept. in 1852. Became a 
physician of note in New Haven and Wallingford, Conn., in 
Malta, N. Y., and in Vienna, N. J.; m. first, Aug. 17, 1850, 
Eliza A. Benham; m. second, Oct. 6, 1864, T. N. Merriam. 
He d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1893. 

X. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1823; grad. Kimball Union Acad- 
emy in 1848; m. Aug. 15, 1849, Dr. Albert G. Skinner. Lived 
in Youngstown, N. Y. 

xi. Harriet Louisa, b. Jan. 22, 1826; m. Dec. 16, 1850, Augustus C 
Stolz. Res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hilliard Rowell was b. Nov. 29, 1826, in Weare, a son of Hilliard and Phi- 
lena (Kenerson) Rowell; m. Dec. 28, 1852, Charlotte Ann Roberts, dau. 
of Thomas and Sophia (Gould) Roberts, b. June 7, 1825. Mr. Rowell 
is a farmer. They came to Cornish to live, from Newport, Dec. 4, 1889. 
Children : 

i. Ellen Ann, b. Dec. 30, 1853; d. Sept. 22, 1869. 

ii. Alice Dora, b. March 16, 1860, in Newport; m. Dec. 23, 1880, 

Fred A. Tifft, a machinist. They live in Claremont (1908). 

One child: Anna Lorana, b. April 20, 1899. 
iii. Estella Maria, b. June 11, 1865, in Newport; m. June 14, 1885, 

Clarence Oilman, a scythe maker . One cliild: Karl Rowell,. 

b. Oct. 22, 1887. Estella M. d. Feb. 26, 1906. 

JosiAH Oilman Rowell, the son of Levi and Mary (Lear) Rowell was b. in 
Newbury, July 5, 1829; m. first, in 1858, Maria B. Wilcox, b. in Lemp- 
ster, June, 1837, and d. July 11, 1870. She was dau. of John B. and Bet- 
sey Wilcox; m. second, Oct. 12, 1871, Sarah Comings of Cornish, dau. 
of WilUam F. and Mercy (Jenne) Comings, b. Oct. 28, 1846. Mr. 
Rowell was a tanner in Gilsum, ten years. Soon after this, he came to 
Claremont where he first took charge of Charles H. Eastman's tannery 
for a few years and afterwards entered into partnership with his brother 
Granville in carriage manufacturing in Claremont. He came to Cor- 
nish in 1875 and settled as a farmer on the John M. Deming farm in the 
southeast part of the town in the "Hempyard" district. Here he 
remained till 1892 when he returned to Claremont, where he lived till 
he d. Nov. 12, 1909, aged 80 years, 5 months, 7 days. Children by 
first wife: 

i. LiLLiE Maria, b. in Lempster, June 7, 1860; m. Nov. 21, 1883, 
F. L. Kimball. 

By second wife : 

ii. Sarah Emma, b. in Claremont, July 6, 1874; m. Oct. 30, 1901, Her- 
bert G. Bugbee, formerly of Cornish, but now res. in Clare- 

iii. Effie Almira, b. in Cornish, Oct. 30, 1878. 



Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the celebrated sculptor, was b. March 1, 1848, 
in Dublin, Ire. His father was b. in Southern France and his mother in Dub- 
lin. They came to Cornish about 1885 and purchased the old brick mansion 
long known as "Huggins Folly." This he greatly improved, intending it at 
first only as a summer residence. His artistic and cultured taste soon trans- 
formed the place into "a thing of beauty. " This, together with his fame as an 
artist, attracted many friends of kindred tastes to his home and vicinity, and 
in this way it became "the center of the world to him," so that in 1898 he de- 
cided to make it liis permanent home. He had, in 1877, m. Avigusta F. Homer 
of New York. They had but one child: Homer, b. Sept. 28, 1880, who is 
giving abundant promise of high rank in the literary world. Augustus Saint- 
Gaudens d. Aug. 3, 1907, aged 59 years, 5 months, 2 days. (For record of his 
life-work, see sketch.) 

Louis Saint-Gaudens, a brother of Augustus, was b. in New York Jan. 7, 
1854; m. in 1887, Louisa LePierre. She, with her new-born babe, d. the 
following year. He m. second, Oct. 7, 1898, Annetta Johnson. Their son 
Paul was b. June 18, 1900. In 1901, they came to Cornish to live. (See 
sketches of himself and wife.) 


Levi Harlow Sanderson was b. July 22, 1824, in Springfield, Vt. Came to 
Cornish about 1854; m. Sept. 14, 1848, Mary Jane Rawson of Cornish, 
dau. of William and Amanda (Lamberton) Rawson, b. Sept. 14, 1829, and 
d. May 14, 1899. Mr. Sanderson lived in town many years and later 
bought and settled on the David Westgate farm in Plainfield, near the line, where he d. Jan. 23, 1902. He was a farmer and stone- 
mason. Children: 

i. James F., b. Aug. 17, 1849. A stone-mason. Never m.; d. in Me., 
Aug. 19, 1899. 

ii. Francis P., b. May 12, 1852; m. Oct. 19, 1875, Kate Sullivan. He 
d. Nov. 6, 1888, leaving three children. 

iii. Henry L., b. Nov. 13, 1855; m. Aug. 30, 1892, Hattie Burr, then of 
Plainfield, dau. of William and Mary (Burr) Burr, b. Oct. 5, 
1858. Three children. An officer in Yt. state prison at Wind- 

iv. Lizzie M., b. March 31, 1858; m. Oct. 24, 1878, Newell Edward 
Huggins of Cornish. One son, Leon M., b. Dec. 7, 1879. 

V. Emma A., b. Jan. 6, 1862. Never m.; d. Feb. 24, 1887. 

vi. Fred M., b. May 22, 1865; unm. in 1905. A "guard" in Vermont 
state prison several years. Now (1905) a shoe cutter in Bos- 

vii. Alice C, b. Oct. 12, 1871 ; m. Nov. 9, 1892, Herbert G. Dean then of 
Cornish, but recently of Charlestown. Five children. (See 


Henry H. Sanderson, son of David and Margaretta (Conant) Sanderson, 
was b. in Windsor, Vt., May 17, 1841; m. March 29, 1868, Mrs. Nancy 
(Kidder) Benway of Cornish, dau. of James G. and Sarah F. (Burr) 
Kidder, b. June 15, 1843, d. March 9, 1906. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

2. i. Fred H., b. June 7, 1868. 

ii. Albert W., b. June 18, 1870; m. July 4, 1893, Gertrude L. Town. 
Res. Bridgewater, Vt. One child: Gussie M., b. Dec. 5, 1894. 
iii. James Eugene, b. June 22, 1872; m. Nov. 8, 1899, Annie M. Parker 
of Hartland, Vt. 

2. Fred H. Sanderson^ {Henry Ha) b. June 7, 1868; m. May 1, 1890, Nellie A. 
E. Angier of Claremont, dau. of Thaddeus and Ellen (Short) Angier, 
b. July 15, 1870. Res. a few years in Cornish, and in 1899 went into 
a store in Windsor, Vt. His health failing in 1902, he resorted to a 
Southern clime for recovery. Since Jan., 1903, in El Paso, Tex. 
Children : 

i, Jessie M., b. Sept. 21, 1891, in Cornish, 
ii. Bennie F., b. Jan. 29, 1893, in Cornish, 
iii. Leroy J., b. March 25, 1900, in Windsor, Vt. 


JosephSargent wasb. in 1803. Hem. , Susan Wright. They had no 

children. Susan d. June 21, 1884, aged 81. He was a farmer and lived in 
the northeast part of the town. Was a very exemplary citizen and an ardent 
supporter of the Baptist Church. He d. Oct. 22, 1875, aged 72. 


JosiAH Sartel and Sally his wife came to town about the first of the 19th 
century. Settled on the river farm now (1908) owned and occupied by 
Luther E. Chadbourne. He d. in town Sept., 1843. His wife, b. in 
1774 (?), d. in town Nov. 20, 1810. But little is now known of the fam- 
ily, aside from the town record which is as follows: Children: 

i. JosiAH, Jr., b. May 8, 1796. 

ii. Calvin, b. April 1, 1798. He evidently m. and Hved in town, as the 
death list records the death of his wife and her child on the same 
day— May 15, 1845. He d. Aug. 26, 1866. 

iU. Harriet, b. April 27, 1800; m. Oct. 22, 1828, Albert Ellis of Clare- 

iv. Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1803. 

v. Sally, b. Nov. 3, 1804; d. Aug. 24, 1864. 

vi. Katharine, b. April 3, 1807. 

vii. Mary M., b. April 14, 1809; m. 1843 (?), Silas Spaulding. Two 
cliildren. (See Spaulding.) 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 2, 1810. 



Samuel Mills Sherburne was b. July S, 1824, in Conway. He was the son 
of Henry and Mehitable S. (Merrill) Sherburne, a direct descendant of 
Henry Sherburne who settled in Portsmouth in 1632. After living in 
Montpeher and Northfield, Vt., Hanover and Claremont, N. H., he 
came to Cornish in 1858. He had m. first, May 1, 1851, Mary A. 
Dewey of Northfield, b. in 1840. She d. Nov. 10, 1865. M. second, 
June 27, 1868, Jane L. Weld of Cornish, dau. of Willard and Alice 
(Luther) Weld, b. May 9, 1831. No children. D. April 11, 1896. He 
d. Jan. 19, 1900, in Orange, Mass., aged 73. Children, all by first wife: 

i. Frances M., b. Nov. 25, 1852, in Northfield, Vt.; m. Nov. 25, 1900, 
Daniel E. Joy, b. in Lubec, Me., son of Daniel and Martha 
(Phinney) Joy. Res. in Claremont in 1902. 
ii. Ida Gertrude, b. July 4, 1857, in Hanover; d. April 29, 1859. 
iii. Clara Bell, b. Dec. 23, 1858, in Cornish; m. May 1, 1878, Chas. 

N. Hilliard, formerly of Cornish, but now (1902) res. in 

Ilion, N. Y. Four children. (See Hilliard.) 
iv. Inez Mehitable, b. Nov. 5, 1868, in Cornish; m. Nov. 5, 1888, 

Arthur H. Ha.selton of Bellows Falls, Vt. Res. in Orange, 

Mass. Two children. 


John F. Sisson, son of Job Sisson, was b. in 1813, in Portsmouth, R. I. Was a 
carpenter and also a groceryman; m. Sept. 27, 1838, Emily A. Smith 
of Fall River, Mass., b. June 25, 1820, and d. July 20, 1907. In the 
spring of 1856, he, with his family, came to Cornish from Fall River and 
settled as a farmer on the Dea. John Chase farm. He d. the following 
winter on Jan. 10, 1857. His wid. remained on the place till her death. 
A few years after Mr. Sisson's death, she m. Erastus O. Cole and had 
children. (See Cole.) Children by J. F. Sisson, all b. in Fall River, 
Mass. : 

i. Sally F., b. July 7, 1839; d. July 26, 1839. 

2. ii. William Henry, b. July 31, 1840. 

3. iu. Charles B., b. Dec. 9, 1843. 

iv. John F., Jr., b. Jan. 17, 1846; d. April 25, 1848. 

V. Lucy A., b. Sept. 9, 1848; m. Nov. 30, 1865, Russell Tyler of Cor- 
nish. One child. (See Tyler.) She d. suddenly in Westfield' 
Mass., Nov. 17, 1891. 

4. vi. Alfred Smith, b. Feb. 14, 1851. 

vii. Emily Jane, b. July 24, 1853; m. in 1873, D. Henry Raymond, 
formerly of So. Woodstock, Vt. She d. Feb. 21, 1874, by acci- 
dental shooting in So. Woodstock, while sporting with a pistol 
in her own hands. 

2. William Henrys Sisson (John F.', Job^) was b. July 31, 1840; m. June 1, 
1862, Louise S. Gates of Holyoke, Mass.; b. May 16, 1843, dau. of John 


and Hannah A. (Bean) Gates. He enlisted and served several years 
in the Civil War. (See Military Record.) After the war, he returned to 
Holyoke, Mass., and in 1870 came to Cornish where he has since res. 
Has been honored by his townsmen in many ways; has been supervisor, 
town clerk, 1SS9-92. Repn^sentcnl the town in the legislature of 1890- 
91. Was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Was county 
treasurer four years, and for several years has been justice of the peace 
and notary public and engaged in settUng estates, while at the same time 
is actively engaged in harness-making and in the sale of stable and 
carriage goods. Child: 

5. i. Cjeorge Henky, b. April 6, 1867. 

3. Chakles B.' Slsson (John Fr-, Joh^) was b. Dec. 9, 1843. He (>nlisted in 

the Civil War. (See Military.) M. March 21, 1864, Lucy M. Cum- 
mings of Newport, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Davis) Cummings, 
b. Jan. 31, 1846. They lived chiefly in Keene, and Windsor, Vt. He 
was express agent in the latter place, where he d. Nov. 10, 1898. Chil- 
dren, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Elizabeth R., b. Aug. 21, 1866; m. Sept. 22, 1898, Theodore H. 
Dinkel. Lived in Tarrytown, N. Y. In 1910 they came to 
Cornish to live. Three children: 1. Christina Lucy, b. Nov. 
25, 1900. 2. Theodore Hart, b. Aug. 27, 1902. 3. John Sis- 
son, b. Feb. 12, 1904. 

ii. Cora G., b. June 14, 1868; m. July 6, 1892, Edwin Pease. They 
live in Winchester. Four children: 1. Malcom S., b. April 24, 
1893. 2. Gladys Lucy, b. April 30, ISOf); d. May 2, 1895. 3. 
Douglass., b. March 28, 1900. 4. Dorothy, b. Mairh 5, 1907. 

4. Alfred Smith' Sisson {John F^, Job^) was b. Feb. 14, 1851; m. first, in 

Dec, 1872, Mary Elizabeth Bryant of Cornish, dixu. of George W. and 
Lydia (Shaw) Bryant, b. June 23, 1855. They were divorced after a 
few years. M. second, Dec. 5, 1894, Velzora E. Cummings of Plain- 
field, dau. of Joseph and Luella P. C. (Hebard) Cummings, b. March 
28, 1873. Mr. Sisson lived on the homestead, dividing his tim(! between 
farming and in the employ of his brother, William H. After the death 
of his mother he sold his farm and rem. to the Mat. Chikl by first 
wife and b. in Cornish: 

i. KiTTiE May, b. in 1874 (?) ; m. . Two chil(hcn in 1900. 

5. George Henry< Sisson {Wm. Hj, John Fj, Join) was b. \\m\ 0, 1867, 

in Holyoke, Mass. Was employed in Windsor, Vt., a few years. M. 
June 12, 1889, Minnie A. Ladieu of Windsor, Vt. Was educated at 
Kimball Union Academy and University of 111. Fitted for Ww ministry 
imder the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Has held pas- 
torates in So. Londonderry, Ludlow and Waterbury, Vt., Muncie, Ind., 
Uniontown and Rankin, Pa. Was for a while ])resident of the Pitts- 
burg Ministerial Association. His health failing by reason of excessive 


labors, ho rotirod from activo pulpit and pastoral labors in 1909. Im- 
proving in hoaUli, the following year ho was recalled to So. London- 
derry, Vt., where he first entered the ministry. Has received the 
honorary degrees of Ph. 1). and D. D. Children, b. in Windsor, 


i. Walter H., b. Oct. 10, 1890. A student in Kimball Union Academy 

ii. Louise May, b. May 31, 1893. 


IfHABOD Branch. 

It has been the aim of the genealogist to find if possible a common ancestor 
for every family name, so that each member of that family may know 
their place in the family tree, and the number of their generation from 
a known ancestor. With the name Smith it has been found impossi- 
ble to bring them all into such relationship, yet two or three branches 
of them can trace to a common ancestor. The monumental record of 
Ichabod Smith, Sr., antedates all other Smiths in town by a full gen- 
eration. He was b. in 1738 and d. in Cornish Jan. 26, 1814, aged 76. 
Esther, his wife, was b. in 1738 and d. in Cornish, Oct. 23, 1829, aged 
91. Their children, so far as ascertained, were: 

i. Joseph, b. 1760 (?), d. Nov. 28, 1855, aged 95. Jc^-usha, his wife, 
b. 1748; d. Nov. 18, 1835, aged 87. In 1790 liis family consisted 
of himself and wife, a son and a daughter. 

Benjamin, b. 1764 (?). 

David, b. 1764 (?). 

Ichabod, Jr., b. Dec. 9, 1771. 

Gideon, b. Nov. 6, 1773. 

Lemuel, b. 1778. No record of m. He d. Jan. 28, 1814, aged 36. 

David2 Smith {Ichabod^) was b. about 1764, and d. in Cornish, July 4, 1801, 

aged 37. Lucy , his wife, was b. in 1769, and d. June 7, 1850, 

aged 81. The date of their m. is unknown. In 1790 his family con- 
sisted of five persons, two males and three females. Children, as per 
town r(>cord: 

i. Rebecca, b. Dec. 22, 1789; m. Nov. 12, 1818, Joseph Osgood of 
Barre, \i. 

ii. Moody, b. Oct. 27, 1791; m. Feb. 20, 1818, Betty Comings of Cor- 
nish, dau. of Col. Benj. and Mary (Cooper) Comings, b. April 
3, 1791, and d. Aug. 17, 1869. No children. He d. July 6, 

iii. David, Jr., b. Dec. 22, 1793. 

iv. Marshall, b. Oct. 17, 1795; d. Nov. 29, 1811. 

V. Brigham, b. Sept. 16, 1797. 

vi. Alv.\h, b. Aug. 8, 1799; d. Dec. 1, 1814. 

vii. Lucy, b. May 22, 1801. 










3. IcHABOD2 Smith (Ichabod^) was b. in Fitchburg, Mass., Dec. 9, 1771; m. 

first, Nov. 10, 1791, Anna Bruce, b. in Hopkinton, Mass., Dec. 22, 1766, 
and d. in Cornish, Nov. 26, 1837. It is not known when they came to 
town yet one record says they were m. here. He was a farmer and set- 
tled on the farm since owned and occupied by Harrison IjesUe. He also 
built a sawmill on his farm and operated it a portion of each year. He 
m. second, Clara Preston, in 1838, in Windsor, Vt. She was b. in 1792, 
and d. Sept. 2, 1853. Children, all by first wife, and b. in Cornish: 

5. i. Harvey, b. June 19, 1793. 

ii. Anna, b. Feb. 29, 1795; m. Jan. 10, 1820, Samuel Luey. Five chil- 
dren. (See Luey.) She d. Jan. 12, 1860, in Concord. 

6. iii. IcHABOD, b. May 17, 1797. 

iv. Elisha, b. in 1799, and d. in 1803. 

V. Esther, b. Dec. 23, 1802. She never m. but lived on the homestead 

all her life. She was the genealogist of the family. She d. 

Feb. 13, 1865. 
vi. Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1805; d. unm., Jan. 18, 1831. 

4. Gideon^ Smith (Ichabod^) was b. Nov. 6, 1773; m. , Lucy who 

was b. Sept. 13, 1773, and d. Oct. 16, 1822. He d. July 19, 1834. 
Children, as per town records : 

i. Aphia, b. Oct. 28, 1792; m. Jesse Carter. No children. She d. 

April 11, 1876. Jesse d. March 22, 1875, aged 90. 

ii. Susan, b. Aug. 8, 1794; d. March 12, 1811. 

iii. Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 1796; d. March 2, 1811. 

iv. Gideon, Jr., b. Sept. 15, 1798; d. July 6, 1803. 

V. Elizabeth Perkins, 1st, b. Sept. 26, 1800; d. June 26, 1803. 

vi. AsENATH Potiphera, b. Jan. 1, 1803; d. Jan. 4, 1832. 

vii. Gideon White, b. April 21, 1805. 

viii. Elizabeth Perkins, 2d, b. July 25, 1808; d. March 1, 1811. 

ix. Phebe, b. July 24, 1810; d. April 1, 1811. 

X. Paschal, b. Oct. 25, 1812. 

5. HARVEY3 Smith (Ichabod^--^) was b. June 19, 1793; m. Dec. 30, 1818, 

Hannah Johnson of Cornish, dau. of Jesse and Sarah (Harrington) 
Johnson, b. in 1798, and d. Oct. 2, 1869. He was a farmer and lived on 
the homestead near his father. He d. Nov. 18, 1862. Children, all b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Mary A. Esther, b. June 26, 1820; m. Dec. 31, 1846, George W. 

Craigue. Lived in Concord. She d. March 14, 1908. 
ii. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1823; m. Feb. 28, 1870, Milton 

Ruggles of Windsor, Vt. He d. in 1882, since which time she 

has lived in Concord. 
iii. Hannah Maria, b. Dec. 13, 1826; m. , Sylvester Wood. She d. 

in Stoddard, in 1861. 

7. iv. Edw^n Harvey, b. March 9, 1829. 

8. V. FoRDYCE Harrington, b. June 26, 1832. 


vi. Cornelius Worcester, b. Aug. 26, 1835; m. Oct. 10, 1872, Lillian 
West. Res. in Agawam, Mass. A carpenter. Two children: 
1. Adelia May, b. Oct. 21, 1873; d. Aug. 27, 1896. 2. Walter 
B., b. Jan. 24, 1878. 

vii. Sarah Whitney, b. July 18, 1838. She d. unm., in Manchester, 
Feb. 19, 1865. 

6. IcHABOD3 Smith (Ichabod^-^) was b. May 17, 1797; m. Dec. 25, 1821, 

Sabrina Luey of Cornish, dau. of William and Sarah (Williams) Luey, 
b. 1795; d. Oct. 3, 1869. He d. Feb. 17, 1864. A farmer. Children: 

9. 1. William Carlos, b. March 8, 1824. 
ii. Infant, b. and d. in 1826. 
iii. Emeline Janett, b. Dec. 27, 1827; m. March 10, 1859, in Chicopee, 

Mass., to Olcott M. Bixby of Piermont. Res. Chicopee, Mass. 
iv. Eugenia Clementine, b. Feb. 5, 1830; m. June 13, 1852, Hervey 

Alvord of So. Hadley, Mass. He d. , and his wid. res. in 

Chicopee, Mass. 
V. Infant, b. and d. Feb. 21, 1833. 
vi. Infant, b. Sept. 19, 1836; d. Sept. 23, 1836. 
vii. Infant, d. Jan., 1839. 

7. Edwin Harvey^ Smith {Harvey, Ichahod^-^) b. March 9, 1829. Remained 

on the old homestead but built a new set of buildings across the brook 
from the old ones. A prosperous farmer; m. March 23, 1866, Mrs. 
Elmina (Dunham) Bartlett, b. Aug. 31, 1826. Mr. S. d. March 18, 
1905. Mrs. S. d. Feb. 15, 1910. One child: 

i. Emma Cynthia, b. Feb. 23, 1867. 

8. FoRDYCE Harrington^ Smith {Harvey^, Ichabod^-^) was b. June 26, 1832; 

m. May 23, 1858, Ellen S. Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Gilbert and Sophia 
(Plaistridge) Hilliard, b. Dec. 14, 1835. Have lived chiefly in Brattle- 
boro, Vt., but recently in Northfield Farms, Mass. Children: 

i. Mabel Janette, b. April 6, 1858; m. Arthur M. Willis, Feb. 18, 1885. 

Twocliildren (1905). 
ii. Gilbert Hilliard, b. Oct. 9, 1859; m. July 20, 1880, Josephine A. 

Badge. No children. 

9. William Carlos^ Smith (Ichabod'-'-') h. March 8, 1824; m. April 15, 1852, 

Deborah P. Weld of Cornish, dau. of John and Polly (Hilliard) Weld, b. 
Oct. 17, 1824; d. in Canada with her dau. A farmer and res. on the 
Rowell farm near the present town house. He d. Maj^ 21, 1898. Chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. George C, b. in 1860 (?), m. , a Miss Bagg. They lived 

in Holyoke, Mass., where he d. Sept. 5, 1910. 
ii. Edson L., b. April 27, 1865; d. May 4, 1892. 
iii. Jennie Bell, b. ; m. June 23, 1883, Frank S. Weston. 








Aaron Branch. 

Capt. Aaron Smith, b. in 1758, was a Revolutionary soldier. He came from 
Woburn, Mass., in 1785, first to Rockingham, Vt., and a little later to 
Plainfield, where he remained till 1793, and then rem. to Cornish and 
settled on the farm entailed on his descendants. Here he became a pros- 
perous farmer. He had m. , Huldah Webb, who was b. in 1767, 

and d. in Cornish, Oct. 27, 1842. Capt. Smith d. June 19, 1824. "He 
fought six years for American Independence." (Inscription on his 
tombstone.) Children, the first four b. as indicated and the rest b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Huldah, b. Aug. 18, 1785, in Rockingham, Vt.; m. Feb. 19, 1809, 
Daniel H. Vinton. Nine children. (See Vinton.) She d. 
April 30, 1861. 
ii. Polly, b. Aug. 23, 1787, in Rockingham, Vt. Never m. Shed. Dec. 
9, 1863, aged 76. 
Aaron, Jr., b. Dec. 22, 1789, in Plainfield. 
Constant Webb, b, April 22, 1792, in Plainfield. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 22, 1794. Never m.; d. March 19, 1861. 
Betsey, b. Oct. 26, 1797; m. Jan. 2, 1820, Reuben Dodge then of 
Claremont. Lived in Royalton, Vt., where she d. Dec. 23, 
1875. Twelve children, 
vii. George W., b. July 2, 1800; d. Aug. 14, 1803. 

viii. Ann, b. Oct. 11, 1802; m. — ■ — •, Israel Porter. Lived chiefly in Wind- 
sor, Vt., where she d. Sept., 1860. Had several children, three 
of whom were b. in Cornish. 

ix. George Elisha, b. June 2, 1806; m. • , Lydia Ayers of Cornish, 

dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Bartlett) Ayers, b. Oct. 16, 1795, 
and d. Feb. 15, 1841. They had no chUdren. He went to sea 
and d. of ship fever off the coast of Madagascar, date unknown. 

2. Aaron2 Smith (Aaron^) was b. Dec. 22, 1789; m. first, July 7, 1811, Lucy 
French of Cornish, dau. of Epliraim and Comfort (York) French, b. 
Nov. 27, 1789, and d. Feb., 1816, at the birth of her twins. M. second, 
June 6, 1816, Lydia Mitchell of Claremont, dau. of William and Sophia 
(Atherton) Mitchell, b. 1790(?), and d. March 7, 1873, aged 83. He was 
a prosperous farmer and ever lived on the homestead of his father. 
He d. Aug. 18, 1872. Cliildren by first wife, all b. in Cornish: 

i. George H., twin, b. Feb. 5, 1816; never m.; d. Aug. 5, 1882. 
ii. Lucy F., twin, b. Feb. 5, 1816; never m. ; d. Jan. 23, 1898. 

By second wife: 

iii. Hiram, b. June 24, 1820; m. , Melissa Thomas of Claremont, 

who d. Nov. 14, 1898. Two children. He was a jeweller and 
lived at Cambridgeport, Mass., where he d. Aug. 7, 1898. 

iv. An infant, unnamed; b. and d. in 1827. 

V. Henry, b. March 7, 1833; m. Aug. 27, 1862, Susan Maria Mace, 
dau. of Samuel and Susan (Vinton) Mace, b. Oct. 23, 1835. 



No children. A farmer and lived on the Smith homestead, 
where he d. May 16, 1905. 

Constant Webb^ Smith (Aaron^) was b. April 22, 1792; m. Feb. 16, 1816, 
Sarah Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Amos Avery and Sarah (HugginsJ 
Hilhard, b. Oct. 9, 1797; d. Dec. 3, 1882. He d. March 18, 1882. Chil- 
dren, all b. in town: 

i. Harriet L., b. July 21, 1817; m. Nov. 26, 1850, Dr. Robert Atwood 
(second wife) of Weathersficld, Vt. Three cliildren. She d. 
Dec. 26, 1900, in Farmingdale, N. Y. 

Capt. Constant W. Smith. 





4. vii. 



Sarah M., b. May 18, 1819; m. Feb. 3, 1848, Levi Bunnell. Two 
children. She d. March 4, 1895. 

Amos Avery, b. May 20, 1821; m. March 25, 1849, Hannah R. Bun- 
nell, who d. July 3, 1897. Has lived chiefly in Claremont. His 
last years were spent in Somerville, Mass., where he d. Feb. 1, 

LiNA Lucinda, b. July 26, 1823; m. Sept. 14, 1859, Ira B. Savage. 

Aaron Leland, b. Dec. 26, 1824; m. Nov. 5, 1859, Josephine Picker- 

Harvey W., b. Oct. 10, 1826; d. young. 

Philander Webb, b. Dec. 20, 1828. 

Susan Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1830; m. Nov. 24, 1853, Stillman R. 

Eliza Ann, b. April 4, 1833; m. , Charles L. Stone, a tailor. 


Res. in Concord, where she d. July 19, 1873. Two children, 

X. Alfred Munroe, b. May 27, 1835; m. Oct. 19, 1861, Mary J. Hea- 

gan. Res. in Dedham, 
xi. William Henry, b. Dec. 4, 1837; m. first, March 26, 1863, Persis 

N. Baldwin. She d. ; m. second, Laura Allen. Res. in 

North Carolina. 
xii. SuLA A., b. Feb. 27, 1840; m. Jan. 21, 1871, Wilder Brown. 

4. Philander Webbs Smith {Aarom-^) was b. Dec. 20, 1828; m. June 25, 
1859, Almira S. Brown, dau. of Sherburn and Susan Brown, b. Dec. 
13, 1828. He was a farmer and lived on the homestead farm till after 
the death of his parents when he sold out and went to Claremont where 
he continues to res. (1910). While he lived in Cornish, he was selectman 
several years. Child: 

i. Eugene Webb, b. Jan. 1, 1862; m. June 13, 1890 (June 12, 1889, 
town record), Sophia D. Guild, dau. of Geo. A. Guild. They 
live in Dedham, Mass. One child: Constance, b. Jan. 10, 1892; 
d. Feb. 19, 1897. 

Benjamin Branch. 

1. Benjamin^ Smith {Ichahod^) was b. about 1764 (?). He m. , Esther 

, who was b. in 1767, and d. May 23, 1837, aged 70. He d. April 

11, 1834, in Cornish, aged 70. The records of his family do not appear 
on the records of the town. It is not known when he came to town 
but his name appears in the census of Corni.sli, in 1790. At that time 
his family consisted of himself and four females, including his wife. 
The list of his children cannot be given excepting one son and one dau., 
Lydia, who was b. in 1798, who m Jan. 8, 1823, Clark Kendrick of Cor- 
nish, and d. in Cornish, March 16, 1843. She had six children. (See 

2. Benjamin Smith, Jr., b. m Cornish March 11, 1794; m. June 29, 1813, 

Mary Ayers of Cornish, dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Bartlett) Ayers, b. 
Jan. 15, 1793, and d. Nov. 15, 1872. He d. May 28, 1873, at the home 
of his dau. in Hartland, Vt. Children, all b. in Cornish were: 

3. i. Benjamin Sew^all, b. July 23, 1815. 

ii. Mary Lydia, b. June 25, 1819; m. April 3, 1837, Ithamar Marcy 
of Hartland, Vt., who was b. March 5, 1809, and d. Aug. 22, 
1887. She had six children and d. in Hartland, July 18, 1902. 
Their children were: 1. Fred Ithamar, b. May 13, 1838. 2. 
Juliette Josephine, b. April 3, 1840. 3. Mary Adalaide, b. Sept. 
9, 1843. 4. Alice Isabel, b. June 9, 1846. 5. Benjamin 
Frankhn, b. Dec. 13, 1853. 6. Clara Stella, b. Dec. 25, 1855, 
who m. Fred J. Hadley. 

4. iii. Charles Thomas, b. June 20, 1834. 


3. Benjamin Sewall^ Smith (Banjamin^-^, Ichabod'^) was b. July 23, 1815; 

m. July 24, 1845, Paulina Hoadley, dau. of Elias and Mehitable 
Hoadley, b. April 5, 1820, d. April 23, 1910. He d. Sept. 16, 1872. 

5. i. John Sewall, b. April 9, 1849. 

ii. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1852. In trade in Boston. 

iii. Emma Paulina, b. May 4, 1856; m. Keyes and lives in 

Windsor, Vt. One child. 

4. Charles Thomas^ Smith {Benjamin^''-, Ichaboch) was b. June 20, 1834; 

m. Feb. 1, 1860, Martha M. Fitch, dau. of Rice Fitch. Mr. Smith d. 
March 21, 1871. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Harriet Eleanor, b. July 14, 1861; m. Dec. 22, 1881, Willis D. Hart 
formerly of Cornish, but recently of Haverhill, Mass. One 
child: Charles W. 

ii. May Lillian, b. May 3, 1863; m. Nov. 24, 1891, Charles Skinner, 
formerly of Wind.sor, Vt. Res. Cameron, W. Va. 

5. John Sewall^ Smith {Benj. Sewall*, Benjamin*-"-, Ichabod^) was b. April 

9, 1849; m. Nov. 14, 1871, Marion A. Kelley of Cornish, dau. of Amos 
and Abigail (Coburn) Kelley, b. Sept. 14, 1846, and d. May 16, 1907. 
Their children were: 

i. Lyndon S., b. Aug. 8, 1872. A veterinary surgeon and lives in West 

ii. Clayton K., b. Aug. 26, 1874. A farmer and lives on the Rev. 

Joseph Rowell farm near the present town house. M. June 

22, 1907, Bertha M. Kinsman of Cornish, dau. of Darwin B. 

and Ada E. ( Kinsman, b. Feb. 1, 1882. 
iii. Ivan J., b. Aug. 12, 1880. A motorman on electric cars in Boston. 

Nath.\niel Branch. 

Nathaniel Smith was b. in 1774. Hannah Benton Smith, his wife, was b. in 
1775. They came to Cornish from Middletown, Conn., and settled on 
the river farm since owned and occupied by William E. Chadbourne. 
Here also they kept hotel several years. Records are meager as to 
when they come to town, and also of their children. They had seven 
of these, but dates of birth, etc., are chiefly wanting. The parents 
spent the remainder of their lives in town. He d. Feb. 2, 1845. His 
wife d. Jan. 28, 1855. Children: 
i. Harriet, b. 1800 (?); m. June 21, 1831, Hiram D. Marble of Cor- 
nish. Two children. (See Marble.) She d. July 10, 1886. 
ii. Augusta, b. — — . 
iii. George, b. 1804. 
iv. Fred, b. — ■ — ; m. Helen M. Cook. 

V. Eliza, b. 1810 (?); m. May 1, 1833, Charles Curtis Cook of Cornish. 
She d. Sept. 18, 1883. 
2. vi. William B., b. Sept. 11, 1811. 


vii. Zera p., b. 1817; m. first, Ruth Cady of Cornish, dau. of Capt. 
Curtis and Sally (Morgan) Cady, b. Aug. 29, 1814, and d. Feb. 
18, 1849; m. second, Sept. 26, 1852, Betty Farris Powers of 
Cornish, dau. of Obed and Cyntliia (Comings) Powers, b. June 
26, 1817, and d. with a new born infant dau., Nov. 8, 1854; m. 
third, Sula Powers, a sister of his last wife, b. Oct. 5, 1826. Na 
issue. He d. Oct. 14, 1856. His wid. afterwards m. Dudley T. 
Chase and d. April 3, 1905. 

2. William B.^ Smith (Nathanich) was b. Sept. 11, 1811; m. April 9, 1833, 
Nellie Maria Comings of Cornish, dau. of Uriel and Sarah (Robinson) 
Coinings, b. Oct. 2, 1815, and d. Oct. 29, 1875. He d. March 25, 1880. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Ellen M., b. 1833 (?); d. Dec. 12, 1849, aged 16. 

ii. Laura, b. ; m. , Darius Horton of Royalton, Vt. She d. 

in 1905 (?). One son, William, living in Melrose, Mass. 

iii. Sarah, b. ; m. , Thomas Strand of Boston. No cluldren. 

iv. Hannah B., b. ; m. — — , Nathan Bowen. One son: Walter E., 

who lives in West Somerville, Mass. 

v. Nathaniel, b. April 23, 1843; m. April 23, 1867, Grace E. Harlow 
of Cornish, dau. of Leonard and Deborah (Jackson) Harlow, 

b. March 17, 1847. Two children: 1. Fred Harlow, b. . 

2. Florence Ada, b. . Mr. Smith is a machinist. A sol- 
dier in the Civil War. (See Military.) 

vi. William H., b. — ■ — ■. 

vii. David L., b. ; m. , Jennie Powers of Gettysburg, Pa. Two 


viii. Edwin W., b. ; m. , a lady from Canada. Four children. 

He d. "several years ago." 

ix. Wentworth M., b. ; m. , Susan Foote of New Branford, 

Conn. Four children. He d. — — . 

X. Murray A., b. Sept. 8, 1854; m. , . Four children. 

xi. Zerah, b. Nov. 23, 1858. 

This family seemed indifferent respecting furnishing data, hence its great 
lack of dates. 

Dr. Nathan Branch. 

Dr. Nathan Smith was b. in Rehoboth, Mass., Sept. 30, 1762. Came to 
Cornish when a young man; m. first, Jan. 16, 1794, Elizabeth Chase of Cornish, 
dau. of Gen. Jonathan and Thankful (Sherman) Chase, b. in 1765, and d. April 
24, 1793. Left no children. 

"Nature brought her forth, perfected her life, 
Rendered her amiable to all her connexions, 
Nature has consigned her to the silent grave. 
Nature prompts her friends to mourn for her decease." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

He m. second, in 1794, Sarah Hall Chase, a half sister of his first wife. (See 
Gen. Chase's record.) He was a farmer till 28 years of age. He then studied 


medicine and became distinguished as a physician and surgeon. He began 
practice in Cornish where he was very successful and popular. After four 
years of practice in town he rem. to Hanover. The faculty of Dartmouth Col- 
lege about this time were proposing to add a medical and surgical department 
to the college proper and Dr. Smith was selected as the one to have charge of 
it as professor. Tliis position he held several years beginning in 1798. It is 
also recorded of him that he subsequently had the honor of serving Yale Col- 
lege and Bowdoin College in the same capacity. He spent many of the last 
years of his life in New Haven, Conn., where he d. Jan. 26, 1829. (See Gen. 
Cat. Dart. Coll, pp. 87, also sketch in Med. Dept., Vol. 1.) 

A Shrewt) Doctor. 

Here is a good story of Dr. Nathan Smith, who afterwards became the famous 
Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth College. His ready facility in turning to 
his own advantage what was meant to be a troublesome joke seems to have 
been the means of his rapid advancement in his profession : 

It was in Cornish, N. H., that Nathan Smith first "hung out his shingle." 
While the newly fledged doctor was patiently waiting for business, a company 
of young men concluded to have a little fun at his expense. Their plan of 
procedure was suggested by the sight of a goose with a broken leg. Taking 
the tavern keeper into their confidence, they caught the limping bird, and as 
soon as all arrangements were complete, a messenger was despatched in haste 
to tell Dr. Smith that a patient who had unfortvmately broken his leg desired 
his services at the tavern immediately. The doctor was promptly on hand, but 
began to suspect a trick as he came in sight of the house. Preceded by "mine 
host," and followed by a crowd, all ready to burst with delight at the antici- 
pated surprise and chagrin of the doctor, he entered the great hall where, sure 
enough, lay the poor goose, extended in all honor upon a bed. 

The doctor, without the least hesitation or show of surprise, advanced to the 
bed, and having, with scrupulous care, examined the broken limb, prepared 
his splints, reduced the fracture, and bound it up in the most scientific manner. 
He then, with extreme gravity, directed the tavern keeper to pay strict atten- 
tion to the patient, on no accoimt to suffer him to be moved from the bed for 
at least a week, but to feed him plentifully with Indian meal and water. 

There was not much laughter when the doctor went away, though thus far 
all had gone well enough; but the next day the joke really became serious, when 
a good round bill for professional services came to the landlord, which he found 
himself obliged to pay. 

The affair soon got abroad, and the shrewd and level-headed young doctor 
suddenly found himself famous. People said, "There's a man who knows how 
to take care of himself." Everybody respected him, and the foundation of a 
lucrative practice was laid for the young physician. 

Children of Dr. Nathan and Sarah Hall (Chase) Smith : 

i. David Solon Chase Hall, b. in Cornish, June 27, 1795. (See 
2. ii. Nathan Rhino, b. in Cornish, May 21, 1797. 

iii. Sarah Melvina, b. Dec. 27, 1799, at Hanover; m. Orville Stone (?). 
She d. in 1813. 


iv. Gratia Eliza, b. at Hanover, May 16, 1803; m. Dec. 30, 1822, Dr. 
Sumner Lincoln. Four children. One of them was the cele- 
brated Dr. Nathan Smith Lincoln of Washington, D. C. 

V. Mary Amanda, b. in Cornish, Dec. 30, 1803; m. a Mr. Henderson. 

vi. James Mervin, b. Sept. 23, 1805; d. , was killed at Norwalk 

bridge disaster; was a celebrated physician and surgeon. 

vii. Catharine Camilla, b. July 2, 1807; d. young. 

viii. Laura Matilda, b. Dec. 3, 1809. 

ix. John Derby, b. April 9, 1812. Became a Rev. Dr.; was m. three 
times, the last time to Mrs. Susan (Anthony) Smith of Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

X. Sarah Chase, b. July 26, 1819. 

2. Nathan Rhing^ Smith (Nathan^) was b. May 21, 1797, in Cornish. 
Studied medicine, and like his father, became eminent in his profession. 
He m. July 26, 1821, Juliette O. Penniman of Burlington, Vt., dau. of 

Jabez and Frances ( ) Penniman, wid. of Gen. Ethan Allen, b. 

July 10, 1798, and d. April 12, 1883, in Baltimore, Md. He was at that 
time a professor in the Medical College at Burlington, Vt . From there he 
went to Philadelphia and was professor of surgery in the University 
there. Leaving there he settled in Baltimore, Md., where he ever 
after res., except three years spent in lecturing in a Kentucky College 
while there was an interregnum in the Baltimore University. He d. in 
Baltimore, July 3, 1877. Dr. Smith and wife had the following children: 

i. Sarah Frances, b. in Burhngton, Vt., May 10, 1822; m. June 7, 
1842, Dr. E. W. Theobold, then of Lexington, Ky. Five chil- 
dren. She d. Feb. 5, 1872. 

ii. Mary Hillhouse, b. in Burlington, March 17, 1824; m. Jan. 8, 
1851, Edmund Lanier, a Lieut, in the U. S. Navy and a com- 
mander during the Civil War. Four children. She d. Feb., , 

in Baltimore. 

iii. Berwick Bruce, b. in Philadelphia, July 4, 1826; a physician; m. 
April 20, 1854, Nannie W. Moale, of Baltimore. He d. March 
20, 1860. One dau., Mrs. E. S. Wood, of Portland, Ore. 

iv. Adelia Melvina, b. Sept. 17, 1828; m. April 30, 1861, Geo. W. S. 
Hall. Two daughters and one son. She d. Dec. 13, 1873. 

V. Nathan, b. in Baltimore, March 28, 1831. Studied medicine. 
Settled in Baltimore and d. June 19, 1856. 

vi. Emily Genevie, b. in Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1833; d. May 13, 1834. 

vii. Ellen McCullough, b. in Baltimore, May 15, 1836; m. Ed. Mont- 
gomery. No children. 

viii. Alan P., b. in Baltimore, P>b. 3, 1840. A surgeon; m. Oct. 16, 1862, 
Emily A. Jones of Baltimore. Seven children — four sons and 
three daughters. Two of these sons became physicians and a 
dau. m. another one, Dr. A. P. Smith; d. July 18, 1898. 

ix. Walter Prescott, b. in Baltimore, April 13, 1842; d. July 10, 1863, 
in Danville, Va. 


AsE Kimball Branch, 

AsE Kimball Smith, pedigree unknown, lived in town several years. He m. 
March 13, 1823, Sophia Hilliard of Cornish, dau. of Amos A. and Sarah 
(Huggms) Hilliard, b. March 24, 1801, and d. April 2, 1900. Children: 

i. Sarah Rosette, b. Sept. 16, 1824; m. , Charles Solger. Two 

daughters, both b. in Plymouth, Vt. 1. Hattie S., b. July 4, 
1858. 2. Jennie M., b. July 4, 1860. Sarah R. d. Sept. 2, 

ii. Lafayette H., b. March 1, 1826; m. Feb. 5, 1854, Ruth Eveline 
Chadbourne of Cornish, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Cady) 
Chadbourne, b. Sept. 18, 1829, and d. Nov. 8, 1908. Mr. Smith 
was an energetic business man, handling the live stock products 
of farmers for many years. He also purchased and successfully 
operated the general store on the Flat. He d. Dec. 28, 1894. 

1. Wallace Eaton, b. Oct. 6, 1854; m. Fannie J. Clement. They 

have two daughters. Mr. S. is in the clothing business in 
Brighton, 111. 

2. Albert Kimball, b. May 18, 1857. A grad. of Kimball Union 

Academy. Studied medicine; m. June 27, , in Bellaire, 

Ohio, Ella Over. No children. A successful physician in 
Springfield, Ohio. 

3. Arthur L., b. June 20, 1859; m. Aug. 1, 1881, Lizzie E. Safford 

at Greenfield, Mass., where they live. No children. An 
extensive manufacturer of brick. 

4. Kate Evelyn, b. Dec. 8, 1856; m. May 1, 1890, Joseph P. 

Boyce of Brattleboro, Vt., at Northfield, Mass. Live in 
West Somerville, Mass. 

Chase S. Smith was b. in 1827, a son of Joseph and Judith (Savory) Smith. 
Spent liis life chiefly in the employ of David H. Hilliard as gunsmith. A 
skilled workman. Was a brother of Mrs. Hilliard and Mrs. J. L. Lamberton. 
He never m.; d. Oct. 7, 1883. 

Isaac Smith and Charlotte Morse were m. April 11, 1822. They had one 
child: Mary Morse, b. Dec. 2, 1822; d. March 8, 1823. 


Edward! Spaulding, the first of the name found in America, came from 
Eng. about 1630. Res. in Braintree, Mass. His son, John^, and grand- 
son, Johns, were probably b. in Chelmsford, Mass. The latter rem. to 
Plainfield, Conn., where his second son, Jonathani, was b. Aug. 7, 1688. 
Jonathan had nine children. Two of his sons, Jesse and Abel, settled 
in Plainfield, N. H., among the first, and their descendants there have 
been many. Abeb, b. July 10, 1728, was a soldier of the Revolution. 
The last years of his life were spent in Cornish, where he d. April 4, 1809, 
and his wife, Mary (Anderson), b. May 2, 1730, and d. June 5, 1821. 


Dyer Spauldings the youngest brother of Abel and Jesse, b. Nov. 18, 
1732, in Plainfield, Conn., was a friend and neighbor of Israel Putnam 
in Conn. He served five years in the Indian war as one of the " Putnam 
Rangers," rendering very efficient service. His commission as Capt. in 
this war was given him by King George II. Very interesting events in 
the life of Col. Spaulding occurred in the summer of 1765 during the 
settlement of the town. He had the honor of conveying the first white 
woman and her children to Cornish. (See Settlement of Town.) Mr. 
Spaulding was m. in Conn., March 11, 1767, to Elizabeth Parkhurst, 
dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth (Cady) Parkhurst, b. July 17, 1734; d. 
June 3, 1816, aged 82. Taking his new bride, they came on horseback 
to Cornish, where he prepared a home. The bride "almost broke her 
neck," she said, "trying to look up to the tops of the noble pine trees." 
At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, Mr. Spaulding again 
became a soldier, and received a new commission as Capt. in the Con- 
tinental army, and afterwards promoted to major and colonel. Was at 
the Battle of Saratoga and at the surrender of Ft. Ticonderoga, and at 
Burgoyne's surrender, Oct. 10, 1777. The war being ended, he returned 
to his family in Cornish. "Was an excellent farmer; very ingenious; 
of a very pleasant disposition and lively and cheerful." He d. April 
27, 1814, aged 82. His wid. d. June 3, 1816, aged 82. Children, all b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Esther, b. March 5, 1769; m. May 4, 1794, Bill Barnes of Clare- 
mont; d. April 19, 1863, in Claremont, aged 94. Six children; 
2. ii. Silas, b. May 5, 1772. 

iii. Lyman, b. June 5, 1775. Grad. at Harvard University, in 1797. 
studied medicine; a skillful anatomist; a prominent contributor 
to several medical journals . Published several lectures, etc. 
He m. Oct. 9, 1802, Elizabeth Cowes, of Portsmouth, where he 
res. and where he d. Oct. 30, 1821. His wife d. June 2, 1838. 
They had five children. 

2. SiLASS Spaulding {Dyer^, Jonathan^, John^-^, Edwarih) b. May 5, 1772; d. 
Sept. 26, 1844. He was a farmer and passed his whole life in the house 
in which he was b. in Cornish. It was situated on the river road, two 
miles below the bridge which crosses the river at Windsor, Vt. Having, 
at one time been annoyed by a weasel that made many visits to his poul- 
try yard, he determined to shoot it, if possible. He found the weasel's 
home, and not far off lay a gosling and a duck which had just been 
killed. When the weasel put his head out of the hole, Mr. Spaulding 
fired; but the nimble creature had eluded the shot and ran off unharmed. 
Sanford, his oldest son exclaimed, "Father, that is not the way to shoot 
a weasel, let me have the gun." So he took it, the animal meantime 
having gone home again, and aiming at the hole, he fired. The weasel 
was just coming out and the shot entered his head, and he was dead in 
an instant. "Always fire at the spot a quarter of a second before the 
weasel comes to it; that is the way to shoot a weasel, father." He m. 


• Jan. 27, 1799, Theodosia Holton of Windsor, Vt. She was b. Doc. 20, 
1772, and d. in Cornish Feb. 2, 1765, aged 92. Children, all b. in 

i. Sanford, b. March 30, 1800; m. Jan. 22, 1832, Bridget Mary Lynch, 

dau. of Hugh and Mary Lynch, b. July 25, 1810, in Ireland. 

Res. in West Claremont where their four children were b. He 

d. in Dec, 1859, in Windsor, Vt. 
ii. Sophia, b. May 21, 1805; m. May 8, 1832, Thomas Gilbert Hayden. 
iii. Lyman, b. Jan. 23, 1811 ; d. April 6, 1821. 
iv. Orilla, b. Oct. 27, 1812; m. Dec. 28, 1843, Horace Grant Powers 

Cross. She d. June 15, 1845. No issue. 

Daniels Spaulding {Amos^-', Nathanieh, Joseph\ Edward^) b. March, 1765, 
in Plainfield, Conn.;.d. April 2, 1854, in Cornish; m. Hannah Spaulding, 
dau. of James and Hannah (Neff) Spaulding, b. June 4, 1772; d. Jan. 
6, 1849. Children, two or three d. young; others: 

i. Hannah Carey, b. Sept. 25, 1799; m. first, John P. Carroll; m. sec- 
ond, Sept. 22, 1868, Moses Hutchin.son, who d. Sept. 11, 1889, 
aged 87 years, 4 months, 18 days. She d. Oct. 27, 1889, aged 90 
years, 1 month, 4 days. 

ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 21, 1801; m. , Philena Spaulding, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Philena (Dodge) Spaulding, b. ; d. June 5, 1849. 

iii. Amos, b. June 21, 1804; m. Dec. 16, 1827, Annie Packard, res. in 
Grantham. Had five children, the younger, a son (Amos, Jr.), 
now (1902) res. in Cornish, was postmaster at Cornish post- 
office, b. Dec. 1, 1844; m. Sept. 15, 1875, Marion S. Rowell, b. 
Nov. 3, 1857. They have one child, Cora M., b. July 5, 1876, in 
Croydon, who m. Dec. 27, 1905," Ernest P. Quimby of Cornish. 

iv. Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1810; m. , William Merrit, res. in Etna, until 

she d. 

Andrew Spai^lding {Jonathan^, James^, Amos^, Naihanieh, Joseph^Edward^) 
h. July 11, 1815. A shoemaker; res. Meriden; m. Feb. 17, 1848, Mary 
Whitten Thomp.son of Cornish, dau. of Samuel H. and Mary 
(Wright) Thompson, b. June 24, 1822, and d. May 17, 1898. Children: 

i. Martha Ella, b. Nov.13, 1849; m. March, 1869, Henry Buckman of 

ii. Sarah Emma, b. June 30, 1856. 

1. Ezras Spaulding (Abeb, Jonathan*, JohnA-% Edward^) h. Dec. 11, 1751, 
in Plainfield, Conn. Rem. to Plainfield with his father and came to 
Cornish during its early history (date uncertain). M. Nov. 14, 1772, 

Lydia Fitch, dau. of James and Sarah ( ) Fitch. She d. in 1836, 

aged about 85. He d. Sept., 1840, in Barnard, Vt. He served in the 
Revolutionary War in Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment. Children, most 
of them b. in Cornish: 


i. RoswELL, b. at Windsor, Aug. 11, 1774; res. chiefly in Hartland, Vt., 

where he d. in 1848; m. , Susan Patterson. Had four 


ii. Jesse, b. . 

iii. S.A.RAH, b. Sept. 26, 1778; unm.; d. in 1868, in Westminster, Vt. 

iv. Daniel Fitch, b. Oct. 13, 1781; m. — • — , Parthena Gilbert, who d. 

Jan. 27, 1862; res. Cornish and Burlington, Vt. Was in the 

War of 1812. Seven children. 

2. V. Wm. Bela, b. Jan. 16, 1784. 

vi. Lemuel, b. Sept. 13, 1785; m. July 26, 1808, Lucy Pierce. Res. 

some time at Claremont where he tended the Ferry across the 

Connecticut river. He d. at Hartland, Vt., whore he had chiefly 

resided. They had ten children. 
vii. Fanny, b. ; m. Higbee of Claremont. Res., Shipton, 

Canada, East. Went to Rockford, 111., in 1835, where she d. 

2. Wm. Bela' Spaulding (Ezra'', Abeb, Jonathan', John^-^ Edward'-) b. Jan. 

16, 1784. He was a shoemaker and farmer; m. first, — ■ — •, Atlanty 
Diggins, b. in 1797 and d. Aug. 28, 1832; m. second, Oct. 3, 1833, Mary 
Young of Cornish, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Chase) Young; res. in 
Claremont and Cornish. He d. in Royalton, Vt. Children by Atlanty 
Diggins : 

i. Marcia, b. Aug. 17, 1818; m. — ■ — , Enoch EUis of Royalton, Vt. 

3. ii. W^iLLiAM Diggins, b. Sept. 29, 1816. 

Child by Mary Young: 

iii. Ellen, b. ; m. — — , Anthony Ray of Royalton, Vt. 

3. William D.s Spaulding {BelaT, Ezra^, Aheb, Jonathan^ John^-^ Edward^) 

b.Sept. 29, 1816, in Claremont; m. first, March 2, 1843, LauriUa Johnson 
of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Ruhama (Lusy) Johnson, b. Oct. 22, 
1820, d. Jan. 24, 1871. 

" Mother, dear Mother, thou hast gone to thy rest, 
The song thou wilt sing is the song of the blest. 
Around thy dark grave we will linger awhile, 
And hope in yon Heaven to see thy sweet smile." 

(Epitaph on her tombstone.) 

He m. second, March 20, 1872, Maria H. Spaulding of Meriden, dau. 
of Joshua and Judith (Huggins) Spaulding, b. Jan. 10, 1818, and d. 
June 1, 1887, without issue. M. third, Feb. 28, 1888, Mrs. Orilla N. 
(Ellis) Langworthy. No children. One child by Laurilla : 

i. Lucian L., b. March 30, 1844; was a soldier of the Civil War; m. Jan. 
7, 1873, Julia S. Cole of Cornish, dau. of George and Samantha 
(Souther) Cole, b. Nov. 10, 1857. He d. in 1902. Child: Maud 
E., b. Feb. 4, 1876. 



Rev. Alvah" Spaxtlding (Ahel^, Jicnj.'-, Isaacs Andreiv^-'', Edward^) b. in 
Townsend, Mass., Sept. 9, 1807, and d. May 11, 18GS, in Weathcrsfield, 
Vt. He fitted for college in Meriden in of 1827. Grad. at Am- 
herst College in class of 1831, Andover Theological Seminary in 1834. 
After preaching several months in Troy and Chesterfield, he was invited 
to preach in Cornish, where after three months' "probation" he was ord. 
Oct. 1, 1835. He m. Nov. 13, 1835, Ambra Tower of Fitzwilliam, b. 
May 26, 1812. He remained pastor of the Cong. Church in Cornish 

Rev. Alvah Spaulding. 

nearly thirty years. His duties also included the care and manage- 
ment of the parsonage farm. In this he was eminently successful, 
for as a tidy and thrifty farmer, he had few equals. Was dismissed 
Feb. 7, 1865, to accept a call from the Cong. Church at Weathersfield, 
where he was installed June 28, 1865. Was a man of cheerful disposi- 
tion, genial manners and possessed a fine mind. Was a kind pastor and 
faithful preacher. His theology was thorough and clear, giving promi- 
nence to the doctrines of sin and atonement. His body, and also that 


of his wife, rests in the cemetery in Cornish, among the people of his 
first charge. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Lysander Tower, b. Sept. 6, 1836. Fitted for college at Meriden, 
in class 1857; at Amherst College, class 1861; Theo. Institute, 
1864. Was ord. pastor at West Stafford, Conn., Dec. 28, 1864. 
Dismissed from there Aug. 27, 1867, and installed at Essex, 
Conn., Oct. 2, 1867; at Broad Brook, Conn., 1869 to 1877; then 
at Chester, Conn., until he d. July 8, 1878. He m. Dec. 7, 1864, 
Elbertine Maria Hawley, of So. Amherst, Mass. One child, 
Annie Gertrude, b. Aug. 21, 1868. 

ii. Ellen Maria, b. June 25, 1839; m. June 4, 1864, Edwin C. Johnson 
of Cornish. Two children. (See Johnson.) She d. Nov. 14, 
1897. Mr. Johnson d. April 5, 1891. 

iii. Ambra Louisa, b. April 20, 1843; d. Sept. 15, 1847. 

iv. Fidelia W., b. Oct. 1, 1846; d. May 21, 1874. 

V. Abbie Louisa, b. Nov. 3, 1847; m. June 21, 1870, C. F. Aldrich of 
Weathersfield, Vt. She d. Dec. 8, 1901. She had seven chil- 
dren: 1. Charles Spaulding, b. April 1, 1871. 2. Willis Wood, 
b. Jan. 6, 1873. 3. Mary Fidelia, b. Oct. 13, 1874. 4. Jessie 
Marion, b. Sept. 22, 1876. 5. Fannie Maria, b. Jan. 10, 1879. 
6. James Madison, b. June 13, 1885. 7. Augustus Wheeler, b. 
Jan. 14, 1888. 

vi. Lucia Francena, b. Aug. 20, 1850. She d. March 13, 1888. 

Leonard D.> Spaulding {Jason^, DexterT, Leonard^, Eleazer^-*, John^-^, Edward^) 
h. Feb. 25, 1838, in Hartland, Vt.; m. first, Jan. 17, 1860, Mary O. 
Hammond, dau. of Phineas and Eliza (Dawley) Hammond. She d. 
Oct. 16, 1883; m. second, Ella Royce, dau. of Henry Royce. Res. in 
Bridgewater, Vt., until about 1870 and then came to Cornish, where he 
d. July 22, 1885. Children: 

Elbert A., b. April 15, 1863, in Bridgewater, Vt.; d. Feb. 24, 1869. 
Leonard L., b. in Cornish, Aug. 17, 1873. 
iii. Lewis H., b. in Cornish, Sept. 4, 1884. 

The great-grandfather of Leonard D.» Spaulding, {Leonard^'), b. Aug.8, 1761, 
in Plainfield, Conn., came to Cornish in early life; m. March 1, 1787, Sarah 
Parkhurst. They had six children, most of them b. in Cornish; the rest in 
Hartland, Vt. The two succeeding generations, and their families res. in Vt. 

Siloam S.6 Spaulding {Jesse^-*, Nalhanieh, Joseph, Edward^) was one of nine 
children of Jesse and Hannah (Farnum) Spaulding, b. March 9, 1803, 
in Plainfield. He m. March 24, 1831, Mahala Silloway, dau. of William 
and Abigail (Jenney) Silloway, b. March 15, 1812. They came to Cor- 
nish in April, 1839, and spent the remainder of their lives, Mving in the 
two-story, brick house, south of the Flat, built and formerly occupied by 
Dr. Roswell Leavitt. He was a successful farmer, honest, quiet and 
unpretending. He d. March 13, 1885. His wife survived him but eight 
days, dying March 22, 1885. A singular coincidence of their lives is 




that they were both b. in the same town in March, were m. in March 
and both d. in March. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

L. Addie, b. March 2, 1843; m. Feb. 2, 1886, Edward Orville Day of 

Cornish. No children. Res., Cornish. 
Darwin J., b. Jan. 14, 1847; m. Dec. 12, 1888, Mrs. Minnie (Chute) 

Philips of Plainfield, b. in 1859. Res. on the place where he was 

b. Like his father, a very successful farmer. No children. 
William Dwight, b. April 14, 1852; m. June 15, 1886, Jennie L. 

Jackson, dau. of Chas. Edwin and Judith (Bryant) Jackson, b. 

Aug. 19, 1858. Res. in Hartland, Vt., where he is in trade. 

Two children b. in Hartland: 1. Christine A., b. Nov. 2, 1887. 

2. Alice M., b. Sept. 22, 1889. ■ 

Silas Spaulding, son of Alfred and (Ballou) Spaulding, was b Aug. 

20 18'^4- m Nov. 22, 1843, Mary M. Sartell, dau. of Josiah and bally 
Sartell, b. April 14, 1809; d. Aug. 17, 1884. He was rough in manners 
and language, yet kindly in nature. He enlisted Sept. 21, 1862, in the 
16th Regt. N. H. Vols. (See Military.) He d. Sept. 20, 1863. Chil- 
dren, b. in Cornish: 
i Nettie Bethena, b. May 23, 1846; m. Oct. 11, 1873, Edward Free- 
man Huggins of Cornish. One child : Lena Furness, b. May 21, 
1876, and d. June 29, 1892. Not being congenial, this couple 
separated a few years after m. She m. second, Dec. 20, 1905, Dr. 
Geo. H. Greely of Franklin Falls, 
ii David Lawrence, b. May 26, 1850. Grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class 1871. Teacher and officer in Reform School in James- 
burgh, N. J. Teacher in Holmes Co., Miss.; officer in Reform 
School, Manchester; officer in Vt. State Prison several years. 
M. Nov. 7, 1878, Juliette M. Spear of Danville, Vt. He d. Dec. 
30, 1900. 

Andrew Spaulding, a brother (?) of Dyer, and Abigail Martin, his wife, 
came from Conn, and lived in town during many of its earliest years. 
The census of 1790 says his family at that date consisted of three adult 
males and four females. Their children were : 

i. Andrew, Jr., b. May 9, 1758. 

ii. Hannah, b. March 26, 1760. 

iii. Benjamin, b. March 24, 1762. 

iv. Abel, b. Dec. 28, 1764. 

V. Jonas, b. Oct. 23, 1767. , tt • t 

vi. Abigail, b. May 27, 1770; m. Nov. 15, 1798, J^^^^^^f^^ Muggins Jr 
of Cornish. Six children. (See Huggins.) Shed. March 9, 1849. 

vii. Noah, b. Aug. 27, 1772; d. June 18, 1778. 

vui. Nath.\n, b. June 20, 1774; d. June 28, 1778. 

Ariel K.» Spaulding {Zebina^, Aheb-S Jonathan*, John^-^, Edward^) was b. 
May 17, 1818, in Hartland, Vt.; m. first, Sarah Abbott, who was b. 



in 1818, and d. Feb. 23, 1862, aged 44; m. second, May 13, 1878, Eleanor 
Nichols, b. March 21, 1821, and d. Feb. 15, 1899. He d. in Cornish, 
Nov. 30, 1890. He was a blacksmith and farmer. Children, all by first 
wife: (Order uncertain.) 

i. Sydney Clarence, b. . Enlisted in the Civil War. (See Mili- 
tary and Soldiers' Monument.) 

ii. Ellen M., b. ; m. Nov. 8, Charles F. Kickard. 

iii. John I>., b. ; d. imm., June 19, 1881, aged 33. 

iv. Sarah I., b. in 18G2; d. unm., Oct. 9, 1888. 

V. Joseph, b. ; m. Jennie M. Porter, of Hartford, Vt., who d. . 

They had a son b. in Cornish, March 4, 1894. 

vi. Amy, b. April 3, 1859. 

vii. Alma, b. . 

viii. James E., b. ; m. first, Nov. 24, 1881, Charlotte L. Brewster, b. 

in 18G0, and d. March 22, 1883, aged 23. M. second, April 29, 
1890, Mary E. Atherton of Winchester. Rem. from town in 
189- to . A son, Clarence H., was b. to them in Cor- 
nish, March 14, 1891. 

Timothy* Spaulding {Eleazer^-*, Jofui'-'^, Edward^) was b. in Plainfield, Conn., 
Nov. 14, 1741; m. Dec. 25, 1766, Lucy Skillen. Lived in Cornish on 
the farm next north of Col. Dyer Spaulding's farm. An experienced 
school teacher. Was a soldier of the Revolution. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

Eunice, b. May 30, 1768; m. , Mr. Butterfield. 

i. Lois, b. July 17, 1770. 

ii. David, twin, b. July 25, 1772. Was twice m. Ten children. Lived 

in Waukogan, 111., where he d. Feb. 9, 1860. 
iv. Jonathan, twin, b. July 25, 1772; m. in 1799, Mary Stuntz. Eight 
children. Lived in Conneaught, Erie Co., Pa., where he d. 
Sept. 26, 1855. 
V. Esther, b. Sept. 16, 1774. 
vi. Rachel, b. Jan. 9, 1777. 

Abel6 Spaulding {Abel-, Jonathan*, John^-^, Edward^) was b. Sept. 30, 1756. 
Served in the Revolutionary War in Col. Chase's Regt.; m. July 6, 1780, 
Elizabeth Chase of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Silence (Stow) Chase, 
b. in 1762, and d. May 25, 1801. Their children were : 

i. Joshua, b. Oct. 30, 1784; m. Nov. 26, 1807, Judith Hug'2,ins of Cor- 
nish, dau. of Jonathan and Ruhama (Brown) Huggins, b. June 
10, 1783; d. Nov. 12, 1860. Nine children. Lived in Meri- 
den; a watch maker, etc. 

ii. Lebbeus, b. Dec. 16, 1785; m. Mercy Spaulding, Oct. 20, 1816. 
Ten children. Lived in Morristown, Vt. 

iii. Samuel, b. ; m. Ruth Spaulding. Five children. 

iv. Zebina, b. ; m. , Abigail Spaulding. Nine children. Lived 

in Hartland, Vt. 


V. LovELL, b. Feb. 26, 1794; m. Oct. 25, 1821, Laura Clark of Plain- 
field. Six children. Lived in Cornish and Plainfield. 

vi. Betsky, b. Aug. 28, 1796; m. , Amasa Stowell of Grantham 

(since Cornish). Ten children. (See Stowell.) She d. NoV'. 
7, 1854. 

vii. Nancy, b. Aug. 13, 1799; m. Jan. 21, 1823, Solon C. Grannis of 
Claremont. Six children, all b. in Claremont. She d. March 
14. 1864. 


Zephaniah and Sarah Spicer lived in Norwich, Conn. In 1772, in mature 
life, they came to Cornish. Their children were all b. in Conn., except 
the last two. 

2. i. Jabez, b. Sept. 11, 1753. 

ii. Anna, b. Dec. 9, 1755. 

iii. Peter, b. April 27, 1758. 

iv. HuLDAH, b. May 22, 1760. 

V. Experience, b. Sept. 15, 1762. 

vi. Sarah, b. May 16, 1765. 

vii. Daniel, b, 23, 1767. 

viii. Zurvier, b. Feb. 21, 1771, in Windsor, Vt. 

ix. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 23, 1773, in Cornish. 

2. Jabez3 Spicer (Zephaniah^) was b. Sept. 11, 1753, in Norwich, Conn. 
Came to Cornish with his parents in 1772. He m. Jan. 14, 1779, Faith 
Ripley of Cornish, dau. of William and Lydia (Brewster) Ripley, b. 
Oct. 13, 1757, and d. May 31, 1824. They lived in town till 1810 and 
then rem. to Richmond, Vt., where they both d. He d. Jan. 6, 1823. 
Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Erastus, b. Nov. 21, 1779. 

ii. Lydia, b. Feb. 19, 1781 ; m. Jan. 5, 1809, Erastus Eaton. 

iii. Amy, b. Dec. 11, 1782; d. April 11, 1785. 

iv. William Ripley, b. July 19, 1784; m. Betsey Sherman. 

V. Peter Bradford, b. .June 4, 1786; m. Jime 18, 1817, Miriam Wyman 

of Cornish, dau. of Joshua and Mu-iam (Richardson) Wyman, b. 

Jan. 31, 1794, and d. May 26, 1824, in Richmond, Vt. He d. 

March 22, 1855. Two children: Mary and Pameha. The 

former, b. July 10, 1819, in Richmond, Vt.; d. May 9, 1839. 

Pameha, b. in Richmond, Sept. 3, 1821; m. Stillman T. Fletcher, 

and had eight children, and d. in Newport June 1, 1858. 
vi. Jabez, b. March 12, 1788; m. Mary Hovey. 
vii. Sally, b. March 16, 1790; m. July 5, 1812, Phinehas Kimball of 

Cornish. Four children, one at least b. in town: Philander. 

After living in town a few years they went to Lagrange, Tex., 

where she d. Aug. 12, 1843. 
viii. Polly, b. Aug. 4, 1792; d. June 6, 1813, in Richmond, Va. 


ix. Eliza, b. Jan. 31, 1798; m. Dec. 6, 1816, Dr. Abner Warner who was 
b. Nov. 30, 1787, and d. Oct. 3, 1822, in Camillas, N. Y. One 
child: Abner Spicer Warner, b. Sept. 7, 1818. After Dr. War- 
ner's deatli, the widow with her son returned to Cornish, where 
the son fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy and grad. 
from Dart. College in 1842 and from the medical dept. in 1848. 
Was principal of New Ipswich Academy two years. Since 1848 
a successful practitioner of medicine at Weathersfield, Conn. 
He m. first, Nov. 23, 1847, Caroline C. Kimball of Cornish, dau. 
of Wm. R. and Eliza (Dorr) Kimball, b. Dec. 6, 1821, and d. 
Sept. 12, 1866. He m. second, .June 7, 1869, -Jane M. Spaulding, 
dau. of Dr. James Spaulding of Montpelier, Vt. Had five chil- 
dren by first wife, and one by the second. Eliza Warner d. 
Oct. 3, 1845, aged 47. 


Justus Squires was b. in 1770. His record, and that of his family are very 
incomplete. He m. first, Oct. 27, 1796, Peggy Mason. She d. in Cor- 
nish. They lived a few years in a house on the David Richardson farm, 
now owned and occupied by Norman C. Penniman. A record from 
Keene history says he m. second, Nov. 27, 1817, Prudence Carpenter 
of Troy. No further record is found of him till he became an inmate 
of Cornish Almshouse, where he d. May 6, 1842. Children as far as 
known, were all by first wife, order of birth uncertain: 

i. Justus, Jr., b. . A man of kindly disposition, but had an unfor- 
tunate propensity for stealing. He spent a considerable por- 
tion of his life in prison where he is said to have d. somewhere 
in the fifties. Sometime during his early manhood he m. 
Matilda Farrington of Cornish, ilau. of Benj. and Theda 
(Bartlett) Farrington. No children, so far as known. Further 
record of his wife is not known. 
2. ii. James W., b. -. 

iii. Eleanor, b. ■; m. about 1828, Benj. Quint, .Ir., of Orford, Vt. 

iv. Alice, b. July 30, 1813; m. Nov. 12, 1833, Levi Chapman of Cornish. 
Six children. (See Chapman.) She d. Jan. 1, 1889. 

2. James W.^ Squires (Justus^) was b. ; m. in 1832 (?) Phebe 

Farrington of Cornish, a sister of the wife of his brother, Justus, Jr., b. 

; d. . He d. May 29, 1847. Children, so far as known: 

(Order uncertain.) 

i. Lucy, b. . 

ii. Henry, b. 1835 (?); m. Dec. 23, 1863, Eveline Kempton and lived 
in Croydon, where he d. Dec. 27, 1875. He served in the Civil 
War, enlisting Aug. 30, 1862, in the 3d Regt., N. H. Vols. (See 

iii. A child, name unknown, b. 1841 (?) ; d. Sept. 8, 1846. 


iv. David, b. April 12, 1842. Never iii. Enlisted in the Civil War 
May 31, 1862, in the 9th Uegt,., Vt. Vols. (Sec Military.) 
He d. . 


Daniel Stearns, said to he tlie first of th(> name in town, was h. in 1756. He 
served in the Revolutionary War. Was twice married, yet but little 
record of his wives can be found. One of them, probably the last, d. 
March 18, 1847, aged 77. He was a farmer, settled and lived in town 
nearly thirty years, anrl finally lived in Newport with his dau. Phebe, 
where he d. May 4, 1849, aged 93. Children, most, if not all, b. in 
Cornish : 

i. Daniel,, b. Aug. 16, 1777; d. in 1794. 

ii. Sally, b. Sept. 16, 1778; m. in 1799, Jonathan Brooks; had five children. 

iii. John, h. May 29, 1780; m. in 18().'i, in Claremont, Sarah Campbel', 

(another authority says Ellen M. ). Seven children; 

the third, Melissa, b. in 1814, m. Abijah Williams, son of 

Steph(>n. John was a drover and lived chiefly in Claremont, 

where he d. . 

iv. Asa, b. July 8, 1782; m. in 1804, Eunice Brooks. Four children. 

He d. in 1822. 

2. V. Benjamin, b. Oct. 18, 1783. 

vi. Mima, b. March 29, 1785; m. in 1805, Joseph Ayer. Three chil- 
dren. She d. .June, 1844. 

vii. Phehe, 1st, b. Aug. 16, 1786; d. in 1788. 

viii. Charles, b. June 4, 1788. Lived in Underbill, Vt.; m. in 1815, 
Sarah Thomi)son: had one son. 

ix. Phebe, 2i>., b. Sept. 10, 1791; m. first, in 1815, Henj. York of Cor- 
nish. Three children. (See York.) He d. Feb. 20, 1825. She 
m. second, Man-h 27, 1836, a Buell of Newport. She d. Sept. 
17, 1861. 

3. X. Reuben, b. June 29, 1795. 

4. xi. George Washington, b. May 30, 1798. 

5. xii. Daniel, 2d, b. Nov. 3, 1800. 

xiii. Lucy, b. May 19, 1802; m. Sept. 14, 1824, George W. Leslie. Six 
children and lived in Warner. 

2. Benjamin^ Stearns (Dnnid^) wasb. Oct. 18, 1783; in. Feb. 8, 1807, Sabra 

York of Cornish, dau. of William and Lucy (Hilliard) York, b. ; 

d. March 20, 1875. He d. Sept. 13, 1854, aged 70. Children, all b. in 
Cornish : 

i, William, b. 1808. 

ii. Eliza, b. 1810; m. , Burnam Jacobs. Seven children: 1. Mary 

or Maria, b. in 1835. 2. Charles, b. in 1837. 3. Luther, b. 

in 1839. 4. Margaret, b. in 1841, and also three others, dying 

in infancy who were buried in town. Later the family rem. to 

Rockford, 111. 


iii. SOPHRONIA, b. 

iv. Mary Jane, b. . 

V. Belinda, b. July, 1818; m. , Harvey Silsby of Acworth. Lived 

in III. 
vi. George, b. in 1820; m. Sept., 1849, Belinda Edminster of Cornish, 

dau. of Zebedee and Tirza (York) Edminster (?). They soon 

after rem. to and settle 1 in Rockford, 111. 
vii. John B., b. in 1823; m. Sept. 30, 1851, Ellen M. Bryant of Cornish, 

dau. of Aaron and Hannah W. (Johnson) Bryant, b. June 10, 

1834, and had cliildren. He d. June 11, 1885. Had a 

son b. in town March 19, 1863. 
viii. Benjamin C, b. in 1825. A soldier in the Civil War. (See Rolls.) 

He d. Aug. 13, 1865. 

3. Reuben^ Stearns (Daniel^) was b. June 29, 1795; m. Jan. 27, 1820, 

Abigail Spaulding, dau. of Amos and Abigail (Herrick) Spaulding, b. 
in 1788, and d. May, 1835 (?). He d. in town March 28, 1836. (Sui- 
cide.) Cliildren, all b. in town: 

i. Charles Spaulding, b. June 16, 1820; m. first, Augusta Gile, April 
30, 1849. She was b. Nov. 5, 1825, and d. Jan. 9, 1851; m. sec- 
ond. May 18, 1851, Marion Cross of Claremont, b. Feb. 16, 1824, 
She had two children: 1. Mary J., b. May 5, 1858; d. Oct. 1, 
1894. (Suicide.) 2. Charles O., b. Sept. 9, 1859. Lives 
in Claremont; twice m. Mr. S. enlisted in the Civil War, and 
d. in service Sept. 17, 1863, in S. C. 

ii. Warren, b. . Lived in Boston large part of his life, but d. 

in Unity. 

iii. Caroline, b. ; m. , a Grant. 

iv. Alvira, b. — — ; m. , a Burnam. Lived and d. in Boston. 

V. Horace, b. March 9, 1832; m. , Mary Etta Bartlett, b. Jan. 

10, 1836. Six cliildren. Lived chiefly in Meriden. A son, 
Frank L., m. Isora E. Cutts, and d. in Meriden, Nov. 30, 1900, 
(Suicide.) In his boyhood Mr. Stearns received a severe kick 
from a horse in his face which ever after left him disfigured. 
He d. in Unity, Sept. 11, 1895. 

vi. Harriet, b. ; m. , Hiram Spaulding; d. , in Yt. 

4. George Washington^ Stearns {Daniel^) was b. May 30, 1798. He was 

a soldier of the War of 1812; m. April 18, 1824, Elizabeth Weed of N. Y. 
Lived in Cornish till after his children were b. and then rem. to 111. where 
he d. . Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Horatio Edgar, b. Jan. 26, 1825; m. Nov. 20, 1855, Emily J. Root 
(?). Lived in Iowa and Memphis, Tenn. He d. at Mem- 
phis. No children. 

ii. Ira, b. July 10, 1826; d. , in Iowa. Was accidentally shot, being 

taken for a burglar. 
6. iii. Eli B., b. Nov. 28, 1827. 


iv. Hambleton Pomroy, b. Oct. 22, 1830; d. Feb. 18, 1831. 
V. Mary Cordelia, b. Feb. 2, 1831; m. David Nelson Davis. Res. 
in Wilton, Iowa. Two children. 

5. Daniels Stearns, Jr. {Danieiy b. Nov. 3, 1800. Always lived in Cornish* 

M. , Mary M. Williams of Cornish, dau. of Stephen and Betsey 

(White) WilHams, b. May 26, 1805, and d. Jan. 27, 1891, in Fitchburg, 
Mass. He d. , in town. Children: 

i. Stephen Leland, b. Aug. 10, 1825; m. , Esther Cobb. He d. 

April 18, 1890, aged 64. A soldier of the Civil War. 
ii. Rachel J., b. April 5, 1830; m. July 15, 1851, Horace Kendrick of 

Cornish. One son. (See Kendrick.) She d. April 5, 1876. 
7. iii. Philander C, b. Sept. 4, 1832. 
iv. Alanson, b. in 1833 ; d. July 23, 1838. 

V. Stillman, b. ; unm. Res. in Fitchburg, Mass. 

vi. Levi, b. — — ; d. ■, in LTnity. 

vii. An infant, b. ; d. April 12, 1841, eighteen months. 

viii. Mary Ann, b. ; m. , Daniel Burpee. Live in West Clare- 

mont. No children. 

6. Eli B.' Stearns {Geo. Washingtorv-, Danieh) was b. Nov. 28, 1827. He 
was brought up in the family of Samuel Green of this town; m. July 4, 
1852, Catharine Elizabeth Lane of Newport, dau. of Jared and Mary 
(Stoddard) Lane, b. Feb. 3. 1829. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 
(See Military.) Lived chiefly in Plainfield, where he d. Jan. 20, 1907. 
Children : 

i. Mary Jane, b. June 3, 1853; m. first, July 3, 1872, Henry B. Howe 
and by him had two children: 1. Jennie E., b. in 1873. 2. 
Henry B., b. in 1875. Mr. Howe d. April 7, 1878. M. second, 
Oct. 16, 1881, George W. Doyle, and by him had one child, 
George Curtis, b. in 1884. Live in Plainfield. 

ii. George E., b. Nov. 28, 1855; m. March 3, 1890, Emma Woodard of 
East Plainfield. No children. Live in East Plainfield where 
he d. Feb. 18, 1910. 

iii. Orren a., b. July 21, 1857. Res. Meriden; m. Aug. 30, 1878, Etta 

iv. Edward F., b. Aug. 1, 18.59; m. Feb. 5, 1880, Laura Spaulding. He d. 
March 2, 1881. Left one child, Edna F. 

v. Elmer E., b. Dec. 28, 1861 ; d. April 22, 1864. 

vi. Sarah A., b. Nov. 4, 1863; m. May 6, 1885, Asher G. Cutting of New- 
port. No children. Lived in Newport till April, 1905, when 
they came to live with her parents in Plainfield. 

7. Philander C.^ Stearns {Dnnieh-^) b. Sept. 4, 1832; m. Oct. 10, 1869, 
Laura J. Mace of Cornish, dau. of Samuel and Susan L. (Vinton) Mace, 
b. May 20, 1847. A farmer and settled on the Richard Coburn farm 
where he d. Dec. 17, 1891. His wid. rem. to Charlestown, where she d. 
May 16, 1910. Children: 


Daniel P., b. Sept. 21, 1871. 
i. Horace M., b. Oct. 15, 1872. 
ii. Olin S., b. Jan. 5, 1874. 
V. VoNNiE M., b. Nov. 25, 1875; m. Oct. 30, 1901, Eben M. Johnson of 

Cornish. Three children (1910). (See Johnson.) 
V. Clesson L., b. Feb. 9, 1878. A carpenter and builder. 


Job Stevens, a great-grandson of John Stevens, secretary of Charles the First 
of England, fled to America and settled in Plainfield, Conn. His grand- 
son, John, emigrated from there to Plainfield, N. H., in 1765. He with 
others had obtained the grant of the township of Phxinfield. He settled 
on a large farm on the Connecticut river, midway between Lebanon 

and Cornish. He m. , Experience Hoyt. They had eight children, 

four sons and four daughters. One of the sons, Job, was b. in Plainfield, 
Conn., June 28, 1752, and d. in Plainfield, N. H., March 31, 1812. He 
had m. Aug. 24, 1780, Elizabeth Chase of Cornish, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary (Hall) Chase, b. Dec. 10, 1760, and d. in Cornish, March 31, 1850. 
They had nine children : 

i. Anna, b. 1783. 

ii. Martha, b. Feb. 22, 1785; m. Peter Chase, Jr., of Cornish Nov. 28, 
1810, and d. in Boscawen, Jan. 28, 1850. Five children. (See 

iii. Job, b. . 

iv. Experience, b. ; m. Dec. 10, 1810, Capt. Josiah Stone of Cor- 
nish. Seven children. (See Stone.) She d. Sept. 11, 1867. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1792; m. March 7, 1814, Joseph Chase of 
Cornish. Five children. (See Chase.) She d. March 16, 1884. 

vi. Mary Hall, b. ; m. Dec. 7, 1818, Sanford Young of Cornish. 

Eight children. (See Young.) She d. Dec. 18, 1866. 

vii. William Chase, b. . 

viii. Hannah, b. . 

ix. Amos, b. . 


Dea. Josiah Stone was one of the pioneer settlers of Cornish. He was b. 
Feb. 17, 1750, in Brookfield, Mass., and came to Cornish about the year 
1777. Settled in the north central part of the town, where his sur- 
roundings were an almost unbroken wilderness. This he made his per- 
manent home the remainder of his hfe. He m. first, March 6, 1777, 
Hannah Weld of Sturbridge, Mass., dau. of Moses and Elizabeth (Hol- 
brook) Weld, b. Sept. 25, 1754, and d. in Cornish, Oct. 26, 1794; m. 
second, June 3, 1795, Margarett Williams, b. in 1753, d. June 20^ 
1826. He d. May 24, 1833. Had eight children, all by first marriage, 
and b. in Cornish. 

i. Moses, b. Feb. 2, 1778; d. young. 
2. ii. Walter, b. Oct. 5, 1780. 


iii. Sauah a., b. Nov. 21, 1782; m. Dec. 10, 1804, Nathaniel Huggins of 
Cornish. Had twelve children. (See Huggins.) She d. July 

2, 1850, her husband dying the same day. 
iv. Chester, b. Feb. 6, 1785; d. Nov., 1786. 

V. Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1787. Never m.; d. July 6, 1863, in Rochester, 

3. vi. JosiAH, b. Dec. 3, 1789. 

vii. Almira, b. Sept. 2, 1792; m. Feb. 11, 1817, Thomas Coburn. She d. 
Jan. 6, 1869, in Potsdam, N. Y. Four children. 

viii. Chester, b. Oct. 16, 1794; m. Feb. 22, 1819, Anna Whittlesey, b. May 
28, 1795, in Litchfield, Conn., and d. April 2, 1858, in Franklin. 
She was dau. of Newton Whittlesey of Cornish. When but fif- 
teen years of age he engaged with a wholesale grocery store in 
Boston for about three years, and then returned to Cornish to 
the store of Newton Whittlesey, Esq., where he remained as 
clerk till 1824. Then he rem. to Weathersfield, Vt., and was in 
trade by himself nineteen years, and then rem. to Franklin, 
where he was associated in trade with his son (Edwin C, who 
d. in Nov., 1904) till his death Jan. 23, 1872. In religious hfe, 
he was firm in the Trinitarian faith and consistent in life. Was 
Dea. and Sunday school Supt. a great part of his life. While liv- 
ing in Cornish they had a dau. b. to them Oct. 1, 1820, Susan 
W^hittlesey Stone. They had other children. 

J. Walters Stone {Josiah) h. in Cornish Oct. 5, 1780; m. Nov. 16, 1806, 
Nancy M. Dexter of Claremont, b. March 9, 1791; d. June 29, 1869. 
He d. Aug. 27, 1863, aged 82. Lived many years on Cornish Flat. 
Was a harness, trunk and saddle maker. They rem. to Webster, Mass., 
about , where they d. Children: 

4. i. George Dexter, b. April 23, 1808. 

ii. Nancy Malinda, b. July 28, 1809; m. Albert Fisher; d. Feb. 11, 1848, 

at Claremont. 
iii. Walter, Jr., b. Nov. 29, 1810; d. June 28, 1811. 
iv. Walter Weld, b. April 10, 1812; d. Aug. 28, 1897, in Beaver Oaks, 

Mich., aged 85. 
V. William Harrison, b. April 7, 1814; m. Aug. 13, 1838, Nancy 

Plaistridge of Cornish, dau. of Caleb and Susannah (Luey) 

Plaistridge, b. March 31, 1818; d. Dec. 1, 1891. He d. Aug. 

3, 1878. Res. Danville, Vt. 

vi. Stephen Dexter, b. in Cornish, March 12, 1816; m. , Mary B. 

Silloway of Plainfield. He res. several years in Cornish, and 
then rem. to Meriden, where he spent the rest of his life. Fe d. 

Nov. 16, 1901. His wife d. . Had two children : 1. Mary 

Abby, b. Aug. 3, 1841, m. , W. H. Clough and 2. Lizzie S., 

b. July 30, 1847, m. July 3, 1870, J. L. Stickney of Meriden. 
At Meriden, Mr. Stone held many town offices: treasurer, col- 
lector of taxes, was Dea. of the Baptist Church there many years, 


and it is said that he was not absent from church communion 
for over thirty years. In all his relations he was honest, reliable 
and social. 

vii. Harriet Almira, b. Feb. 4, 1818; m. , — Thornton; d. 

at Ypsilanti, Mich., Jan. 3, 1897, aged 80. 

viii. Mary Ann, b. May 27, 1820; d. July 8, 1840. 

ix. Chester Hubbard, b. July 25, 1822. Left Cornish in 1843, for 
Weathersfield, Vt., where he m. July 1, 1846, Mary H. Rum- 
rill. Settled and spent their lives in Springfield, Vt. His wife 
d. Oct. 16, 1904. He d. Sept. 25, 1907. They had seven chU- 
dren: 1. Jennie A., b. Sept. 17, 1848. 2. James E., b. Oct. 
27, 1850. 3. Charles W., b. July 31, 1853. 4. S. Ellen, b. 
June 8, 1855. 5. Mary F., b. Aug. 1, 1857. 6. Emma M., b. 
July 27, 1859. 7. George E., b. May 8, 1861. All hving in 

3. Capt. Josiah! Stone (Dea. JosiaJn) b. Dec. 10, 1789. On the day of his 
majority (Dec. 10, 1810) he m. Experience Stevens, dau. of Job and 
Elizabeth (Chase) Stevens of Plainfield. (Mr. Stevens' father was 
great-grandson of the Secretary of Charles the First, king of England, 
and who emigrated to Plainfield, in 1765; who with others had obtained 
a charter of the township of Plainfield, and settled on a large farm on 
the Connecticut river, midway between Cornish and Lebanon.) Mr. 
Stone was a farmer, a man of sterling integrity and was a Capt. of a 
company of the State Militia for several years. He d. March 20, 1865. 
His wife d. Sept. 11, 1867. Children, all b. in Cornish: 
i. Samuel Willard, b. Oct. 6, 1811. Educated in the district schools 
of Cornish and at Kimball Union Academy. Taught school 
and engaged in mercantile work in Yt. and N. H. till 1845, when 
he went west in the same business. In 1869, he rem. to Topeka, 
Kan., where he opened a music store. Was prominent in musi- 
cal circles, and author of a number of popular songs, among 
them, "Wait for the Wagon." His later years were devoted 
to insurance business. His jovial good nature made him many 
friends. The parish records of Grace Church, kept by his 
hand, witness many years of good service as clerk and vestry- 
man. He was twice m. He d. in Topeka, Jan. 31, 1897. 
ii. Florilla Eliza, b. Sept. 22, 1813; m. Nov. 22, 1836, Daniel Rix of 

Royalton, Vt. Four children. She d. in Utica, N. Y. 

iii. Sylvester Stevens, b. Nov. 12, 1815. His chronicler says of him, 
"that from early boyhood he seemed to take a special interest 
in responding with joyous good nature to the wants of his par- 
ents." He m. Oct. 18, 1841, Mary Huggins of Cornish, dau. of 
Joseph and Hannah (Bingham) Huggins, b. Jan. 23, 1817; d. 
Sept. 10, 1868. After his m. he lived a few years in Cornish, 
then a few years in Boston and also in 111. After this he rem. 
to Topeka, Kan., and engaged in real estate and insurance busi- 
ness until his death, Feb., 1893. No children. 



iv. William Alanson, b. Nov. 21, 1817. Spent his oarly years in the 
loving parental home, where mind sharpened mind and heart 
responded to heart in common sympathies, worthy objects and 
exalted aims. A near neighbor, Col. James Ripley, having no 
children of his own, sought the services of William soon after 
he entered his teens, and so he left his own happy home and made 
another with Mr. Ripl(>y until nearly twenty years of age, when 

William Alanson Stone. 

a strong desire for an education seized him. He entered Kim- 
ball Union Academy in 1837, graduated in class of 1840; 
Dartmouth College in class of 1844. During all the years of 
his studies, he taught schools, and after his collegiate course 
he became i)rincipal of Hill Academy, 1844-45; teacher, Middle- 
bury, Ohio, 1845-47. Returning east, he continued his chosen 
profession for nearly twenty-five years as principal of academies 
and high schools in the towns of Abington, Winchester and 



Woburn, Mass. In 1872, he gave up teaching and has since 
given his time largely to insurance and investments, brokerage, 
etc. He m. Sept. 1, 1847, Emily M. Sumner of Middlebury, Ohio. 
They have had five children, all b. in Woburn, Mass. "He was 
one of Nature's truest noblemen." He d. Nov. 7, 1910, in 
Cliftondale, Mass. 

V. JosiAH Franklin, b. Oct. 16, 1822; m. - — ■ — , Malvina Clark. He 
d. Feb. 2, 1881. (See sketch.) 

vi. Mary Cleora, b. Dec. 23, 1827; m. Jan. 1, 1850, David Sidney 
Richardson of Cornish. She d. July 3, 1904. (See sketch.) 

vii. Martha Experience, b. Jan. 21, 1831. Educated at Kimball 
Union Academy and also at Royalton Academy where she grad- 
uated with the highest honors. She m. , Edward P. Stone 

of Montpelier, Vt., the principal of the Academy. In 1856 they 
went to North Carolina as teachers in the Franklinton Institute 
which was then in charge of Prof, and Mrs. D. S. Richardson. 
Soon after a malignant fever fell upon the community and 
school, and she became one of the many victims, thus cutting 
short a life of great promise. She d. Sept. 2, 1856. Her biogra- 
pher says: "A brilliant scholar and the loveliest of women, she 
endeared herself to all, displaying those charming qualities 
we all love, and those varied abilities we all admire. She died 
on one beautiful Sunday morning in the arms of her heart- 
broken husband, while with sweet, almost inaudible strain she 
was singing — 

" ' Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest.' " 

4. George Dexter' Stone {Walter-, Josiah^) b. April 23, 1808; m. July 30, 

1832, Mary Ann Russell of Danville, Vt., dau. of Jethro and ■ — 

Russell, b. July 22, 1812, d. . He d. Oct. 11, 1886, in Unity. 


i. Alvin B., b. March 11, 1833; d. March 12, 1833. 

ii. Alvin Benjamin, b. Nov. 28, 1834, in Danville, Vt. Lived several 
years in Cornish and then rem. and settled on a farm in Clare- 
mont. A stirring, energetic farmer. He m. April 6, 1854, 
Miranda Jane Keyes, b. at Conway, June 2, 1837. She d. 
May 25, 1883. They had twelve children. He d. Dec. 7, 1905. 

iii. Harriet, b. Nov. 15, 1835; d. Dec. 3, 1835. 

iv. Harriet L., b. Nov. 27, 1836; d. ("thirty years ago"). 

■ V. Ora Angeline, b. Feb. 3, 1839; m. first, , Baron S. Noyes of 

Claremont. One child. Divorced; m. second, , Edward 


vi. Henry A., b. March 7, 1841; d. the same day. 

vii. Amanda Almira, b. March 27, 1842; m. , George Pike. 

viii. CoRNELitrs Hathaway, b. June 27, 1844; d. 1901. He was a sol- 
dier in the Civil War and lost a leg. 


ix. Samuel Harvey, b. Dec. 9, 1846. 

X. Henry H., b. Dec. 17, 1849. 

xi. Charles F., b. Nov. 5, 1851; d. same day. 

Hiram Stone, of no known relation to the other families, was b. in So. Berwick, 
Me., Aug., 19, 1823. Coming to N. H. about 1845, he assisted in build- 
ing the railroad bridge at W. R. Jvmction and other works on the rail- 
road. He was stone mason. He m. Dec, 1848, Lydia J. Butman of 
Enfield, dau. of Amos and Mariam (Heath) Butman. Came to Cor- 
nish about 1850. Lived some years near Cornish "City," afterwards 
near and east of the "Flat." He enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, in Co. I, 14th 
Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. in the service Oct. 6, 1864, at Washington, 
D. C. His remains were sent to Cornish for burial. Lydia, his wid., 
d. Jan. 27, 1870. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Thomas H., b. March 9, 1850; m. Jan. 1, 1881, Julia Ward of E. Leb- 
anon where they res. 

ii. Charles F., b. Sept. 21, 1851; m. May 31, 1896 (June 2, town 
record) L. Carrie Nichols of Lebanon. Res. in Cornish. 

iii. Amos B., b. Feb. 21, 1854; m. Dec. 28, 1898, Ella V. Walker of Croy- 
don, dau. of Sylvester G. and Ellen (Winter) Walker. He d. 
May 7, 1900. 

iv. Nancy J., b. Nov. 6, 1855; m. Jan. 23, 1873, B. F. Fellows of Lebanon, 
where they res. 

V. MiRL\M B., b. April 6, 1858; m. March 26, 1883, Clarence C. Moore of 
Enfield. Res. E. Lebanon. 

vi. Reuben L., b. March 14, 1860; m. Oct. 22, 1882, Josie M. Walker 
of Croydon, sister of his brother Amos' wife. She d. Nov. 15, 
1895. Res. Croydon. He d. June 11, 1897. 

vii. Phebe a., b. June 25, 1862; d. April 1, 1864. 

Abel Stone with Lydia Whittaker, his wife, were a Plainfield family. Their 
descendants many times became so allied to Cornish families that the 
preservation of their full record seems justifiable. He was b. April 20, 
1742. Lydia was b. Oct. 13, 1740, and d. April 3, 1812. He d. June 15, 
1835. After Lydia's death, he m. second. Patience . Chil- 
dren by Lydia: 

i. Betsey, b. Dec. 25, 1763; m. , Luke . She d. Jan. 27, 

ii. Abel, Jr., b March 8, 1765; m. , Mercy Kenyon, dau. of Joseph 

and Catharine (Enos) Kenyon, b. March 29, 1765, and d. July 

15, 1848. He d. Oct. 23, 1848. 
iii. Levi, b. Aug. 12, 1766. Had a son Wyman, b. July 7, 1794, who m. 

Amy Pierce and d. Aug. 10, 1875. Amy d. April 25, 1881. 

Levi d. June 5, 1803. 
2. iv. David, b. April 29, 1768. 

v. Oliver, b. March 25, 1770; d. April 12, 1813. 
vi. Lucy, b. July 4, 1771; d. April 7, 1776. 


vii. Eli, b. Sept. 2, 1774; d. Oct. 29, 1856. 

viii. Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1775; d. Nov. 25, 1845. 

ix. Lucy, 2d, b. April 9, 1776; d. Sept. 16, 1812. 

X. Enoch, twin, b. Jan. 12, 1779; d. Jan. 10, 1801. 

xi. Enos, twin, b. Jan. 12, 1779; d. June 1, 184.3. His wife d. Dec. 1, 


xii. John, b. Jan. 22, 1781; d. Nov. 6, 1857. 
xiii. Gilbert, b. Aug. 26, 1782; d. April 9, 1785. 

Child by wife : 

xiv. Philenda Maria, b. Nov. 15, 1816. 

2. David2 Stone (Abeb) h. April 29, 1768; m. , Ruth Kenyon, dau. of 

Joseph and Catharine (Enos) Kenyon, b. Sept. 8, 1774; d. March 8, 1859. 
He d. Nov. 3, 1861. Children: 

i. Polly, b. Jan. 30, 1796; m. , Andrew Fitch of Cornish, Ten 

children. (See Fitch.) She d. Jan. 22, 1843. 

ii. Clarissa, b. March 5, 1797; m. , Calvin Spaulding. Two chil- 
dren: 1. Emehne, b. Feb. 21, 1821; m. Evans and d. at 

St. Albans, Vt., Aug. 20, 1856. 2. Henry C, b. July 10, 1830; 
d. March 24, 1861, at Lebanon. Clarissa d. Aug. 13, 1832. 

iii. Sophia, b. Aug. 24, 1800; m. , Harry Chapman of Cornish. 

Five children. (See Chapman.) She d. June 3, 1887. 

iv. Angeline, b. Dec. 9, 1802; m. Aug. 17, 1828, Philo Norris. Two 
children. (See Norris.) She d. Sept. 27, 1885. 

V. Hiram, b. May 15, 1804; d. Jan. 10, 1892. 

vi. AuRiLLA, b. May 24, 1806; m. , Lyman Smith, who d. March 

17, 1887. She d. April 28, 1894. 
3. vii. Solomon, b. Nov. 6, 1811. 

viii. David Henry, b. Aug. 20, 1815; m. first, Augusta Holmes. Two 
children. M. second, Julia Holmes and had three children. 
M. third, Mrs. Laura (Emmons) Sylvester. He d. April 6, 

3. Solomon Stone, the son of David and Ruth (Kenyon) Stone was b. in 

Plainfield, Nov. 6, 1811; m. Nov. 6, 1833, Bet.sey Fidelia Reed of Cor- 
nish, dau. of Septimus and Betsey (Chapman) Reed, b. June 11, 1813, 
and d. Oct. 2, 1898. He d. Jan. 12, 1892. Children: 

i. Dianthia Jane, b. June 30, 1834; m. first, April 8, 18.56, Franklin 

5. Bartlett. Two children: 1. Effie J., b. May 18, 1857; m. 
Jan. 19, 1881, Charles W. Boyd. 2. Hattie E., b. Aug. 14, 
1859; m. Nov. 5, 1878, Lucius W. Small. Mr. Bartlett d. April 

6, 1864; m. second, Oct. 7, 1874, Sumner T. Pierce. She d. 
Aug. 27, 1893. 

ii. Martha Rosella, b. March 24, 1836; m. June 15, 1858, William E. 

Chadbourne of Cornish. Six children. (See Chadbourne.) 
iii. Lucia S., b. Sept. 21, 1837; d. June 15, 1840. 


iv. Lucius Cutler, b. April 30, 1841; m. Feb. 1, 1869, Isabel M. Chap- 
man of Cornish, dau. of Levi and Alice (Squires) Chapman, b. 
Jan. 27, 1845. No children. He d. March 25, 1895. 

V. Luther S., b. Jmie 19, 1844; d. July 7, 1863, in New Orleans. En- 
listed in Civil War and d. in the service. 
■ vi. Clara Juliette, b. March 27, 1855; m. June 13, 1878, Daniel C. 
Westgate. Two children, daus.: 1. Mary E., b. Nov. 27, 
1879; m. Aug. 5, 1903, Harold Chellis of Meriden. 2. Bessie 
S., b. Oct. 15, 1883. 

Levi Freeman Stone, son of Wyman and Amy (Pierce) Stone was b. Oct. 8, 
1830. Came from Meriden to the Flat about 1860. He had m. Aug. 4, 
1851, Adalaide Marcia Bishop of Windsor, dau. of Lyman and Margaret 
(Conant) Bishop, b. May 1, 1834. He was a painter and paper-hanger. 
He d. Nov. 28, 1879. The circumstances connected with his death 
have ever been shrouded in mystery, as he was found in a dazed con- 
dition, unable to give an intelligent account of himself, with a severe 
contusion upon the back of his head and with a broken skull, from the 
effects of which he soon d. His wife d. May 31, 1910. Children, all 
b. in Cornish except first two: 
i. Byron Hubert, b. Dec. 18, 1854, in Rockingham, Vt.; m. Dec. 15, 
1881, Clara A. Martin of Springfield, Vt. One child. He d. 
Feb. 2, 1884. 
ii. Mary Mazella, b. Feb. 4, 1858, in Meriden (?), N. H.; m. April 26, 
1878, Marshall M. Howard of Cornish. Five children. (See 
iii. W^iLLiAM F., b. Oct. 10, 1862; m. Oct. 10, 1883, Carrie M. Litch- 
field of Springfield, Vt., where they res. No children, 
iv. A daughter, b. Nov. 4, 1863, and d. young, unnamed. 
V. Kittle Louise, b. Nov. 14, 1865; unm. in 1904. 

vi. Frank Warren, b. March 4, 1867; m. , Julia Merritt. Two 

vii. Charles Hardy, b. Oct. 8, 1872; m. July 23, 1894, Ella Knights of 
Springfield, Vt. One child: Ruth May, b. March 14, 1895. 


Tliis family was early implanted in New England, and from that point has 
spread through the country, and its representatives are especially numerous 
in the northern portion of it. It has had many honorable representatives 
who have been conspicuous in public life and have done credit to the name. 

Samueh Stowell (or Stoel, as then spelled) was the emigrant ancestor who 
came from Norfolk Co., Eng., to Hingham, Mass., in 1647. Two years 
afterwards he m. Mary Farrow and they had eleven children. 

David2 Stowell, son of Samuel, m. April 7, 1675, Mary Stedman. They had 
six children and lived in Cambridge and Newton, Mass. 


David' Stowell, son of David^ ra. first, Elizabeth Hammond; second, Pa- 
tience Hammond; third, Mary Dilloway, and had several children. 

IsAAC^ Stowell, son of David' and Mary Dilloway, was b. Oct. 6, 1739, in 
Pomfret, Conn.; m. first, in Willington, Conn., Feb. 9, 1758, Phebe 
Root; m. second, in Rockingham, Vt., Nov. 15, 1783, Sally Emerson. 

Ebenezers Stowell, son of Isaacs and Phebe (Root) Stowell, was b. Dec. 14, 
1758, in Willington, Conn.; m. in Rockingham, Vt., May 31, 1781, 
Pamelia Whitney. He served in the Revolutionarj^ War for some time 
and then came and settled on the west side of Grantham mountain 
which was afterwards annexed to Cornish. He d. April 27, 1837. 
PameUa d. Aug. 4, 1848. Their children were: 

i. Ebenezer, Jr., b. — ■ — -. 

ii. Ezra, b. — — ; m. — — , Clarissa ■ , who d. Jan. 26, 1822, aged 28. 

iii. Israel, b. . 

iv. Elias, b. ■. 

V. Ira, b. ; m. Oct. 4, 1814, Eunice Coburn of Cornish, dau. of 

Merrill and Abigail Coburn, b. April 23, 1790. 

2. vi. Calvin, b. . 

3. vii. Am.\sa, b. — ■ — ■, 1795. 

viii. Selinda, b. ; m. , OUver Burr of Grantham (now Cornish) 

She had twelve children. (See Burr.) She d. . 

2. Calvin6 Stowell {Ebenezer', Cornelius^, Samueb, David"-, SamueU) was b. 

; d. Sept. 25, 1847. He m. , Pamelia Bickford of Hopkinton, 

b. , d. Feb. 6, 1855, aged 53. Children, all supposed to have been 

born in Grantham (now Cornish) : 

i. Albert, b. Jan. 6, 1820; m. Dec. 19, 1849, Louisa W. Pillsbury. Two 
children. A farmer and Uved in E. Unity. He d. Nov. 29, 1892. 

ii. Harriet, b. Nov. 27, 1822; m. June 17, 1846, John Gove of Plain- 
field. Two daus. She d. . 

iii. Maria, twin with the; m. Francis Newton, then of Cornish. 

children. She was instantly killed by being thrown 

from a carriage. 

iv. Alfred, b. Sept. 18, 1826; m. first, Caroline Dutton of W. Enfield. 
She d. March 23, 1860; m. second, June 20, 1861, Janette Frances 
Eastman of Lebanon, b. Oct. 25, 1829. No children by either 
wife. Mr. Stowell was a teamster and tin peddler. He d. 
April 4, 1892. 

v. Ambrcse, b. Oct. 14, 1828; m. , Julia Ann Flanders of W^arner. 

Three children, one at least b. in town in July, 1859 (a son). 
They separated. He went west and m. again. 

vi. Edwin, b. June 10, 1834; m. first, , Naomi Moody of Andover. 

After her death in , m. second, , Anna Price of Boston. 

Lived in Unity. He was postmaster there several years. Had 
one dau. He d. June 28, 1904. 


vii. Sylvanus B., b. June 20, 1837. He was a .soldier serving in the Civil 
War; m. first, Oct. 4, 1864, Hannah M. Stowell. Two sons. 
She d. Aug. S, 1873; m. second, March 29, 1874, Nettie A. 
Boynton. Two children also by this m. A farmer; res. Unity. 
Living in 1906. 

3. Amasa6 Stowell {Ebenezer^, Cornelius", Samuel', Davip, Samuel^) wasb, 
in 1795 in Cornish (then Granthain)^ He m. in 1817, Betsey Spaulding, 
dau. of Abel and Elizabeth (Chase) Spaulding, b. in C3rnish Aug. 28, 

1796, and d. Nov. 7, 1854. He d. . Cliildren, all b. in Cornish 

(then Grantham): 
i. Sylvester F., b. Feb. 24, 1819; m. first, Silvia Thrasher, dau. of 

John and Betsey (Walker) Thrasher, b. Nov. 2, 1811, and d. 

in Sept., 1851, leaving one child, Elizabeth; m. second, Dorothy 

M. Thrasher, sister of his former wife, b. Dec. 12, 1827. He d. 

May 28, 1905, in Unity. 
ii. Whitney S., b. Sept. 2, 1820; m. first, Hannah McCoy; m. sec- 
ond, Lucinda Bagg; m. third, Harriet Brown; m. fourth, 

Mary E. Flint. Had a dau. by each of first two wives, two 

children by third wife and two by last wife. He d. Jan. 9, 1893. 
iii-. LiTCiNDA N., b. April 29, 1822; m. June 12, 1842, Albert G. Harlow 

of Springfield, Vt. She d. . 

iv. Joseph, b. April 10, 1824; m. first, Oct. 15, 1849, Jane Nesmith who 

d. June 26, 1852, aged 29. They lost one child, dying in infancy. 

M. second, March 16, 1854, Marion Dickey, who d. Dec. 22, 

1892. Lived in Lawrence, Mass., was in the livery and carriage 

business. He d. Feb. 8, 1900. Children: 1. Frank E., b. Sept. 

4, 1857. 2. Hattie E., b. Jan. 3, 1860. 3. Orville L. F., b. 

Feb. 20, 1803. 
V. Martha C, b. Jan. 8, 1826; m. Goodwin. One son, Henry, 

b. Dec. 14, 1847. She d. April 25, 1851, aged 25. 
vi. Evaline L., b. Sept. 16, 1827; m. Jan. 3, 1856, George W. Hewey of 

Springfield, Vt. Three children, 
vii. DeWitt Clinton, b. Oct. 8, 1830. He m. ; d. May 2, 1866. 

Had two dans.: 1. Ida, b. Feb. 17, 1869; d. April 17, 1888. 2. 

Elva S. D., b. March 27, 1859. 
viii. Caroline M., b. Oct. 14, 1832; m. first, Albert G. Harlow, the wid. 

of her deceased sister. He was killed by accidental shooting. 

One son, Frank S., b. Feb. 18, 1857. She m. second, Calvin 

Adams of Springfield, Vt. She d. in 1895. 
ix. George Henry, b. Oct. 28, 1835. (See sketch.) 
X. Austin S., b. in Sept., 1838; m. — , and had one son, Fred. Mr. 

Stowell was in business with Ms brother Joseph. 


Wentworth Stuart, son of Wentworth Stuart, was b. Jan. 19, 1820, in 
Raymond, Me. He finally became a res. of Windsor, Vt., where he was a 


successful tailor. He was twice m. His last wife whom he m. April 4, 1877, 
was Mrs. Esther B. (Prescott) Downer. They came to Cornish to live in the 
spring of 1886, settling as a farmer on the place formerly owned and occupied 
by Dr. Samuel Hardy, where he d. Aug. 9, 1900. His wid. d. May 22, 1904. 
They had one child: 

1. Wentworth, Jr., b. , in Windsor, Vt. He m. Dec. 13, 1900, Sadie 

E. Chase of Cornish, dau. of Joseph S. and Hattie (York) Chase, b. Jan. 
23, 1884. Soon after the death of the father, the Hardy farm was sold 
and the family purchased the Rich farm and occupied it a few years. 
Here the mother d. when the young ruan with his family rem. to Windsor, 

Vt., where he entered the employ of Kennedy, as gardener. 

They had several children: 

i. W^ENTWORTH, Jr., b. March 28, 1902. d. . 

ii. Edmund T., b. July 19, 1903. 

iii. Wentworth, 2d, b. Sept. 15, 1904. 


1. Job Sturtevant came from to Cornish about 1782. He m. Lucy 

■ , b. in 1766, in . They settled on a farm in the southwestern 

part of the town near Claremont line but lived some in other places. 
Children : 

i. Abel, b. Oct. 5, 1783, in Cornish. Went to Claremont. 

ii. Molly, b. Dec. 15, 1785, in Claremont. 

iii. MiCAH B., b. Sept. 23, 1788, in Claremont; d. Nov. 23, 1789. 

2. iv. Nahum, b. Feb. 7, 1791. 

v. Zadock, b. Feb. 2, 1794, in Hartland, Vt.; m. , Mary . 

A dau. of theirs, Lucy M., d. July 31, 1827, aged 3 years, 12 

vi. Charles, b. June 26, 1796. 

3. vii. Job, b. Dec. 15, 1798. 

viii. Matilda, b. Sept. 23, 1803; d. Dec. 19, 1804. 

2. Nahum2 Sturtevant (Job^) was b. Feb. 7, 1791, in Hartland, Vt.; m. 

first, Oct. 6, 1812, Sarah Chase of Cornish, dau. of Peter and Sarah 
(Cady) Chase, b. March 2, 1783, and d. March 16, 1836; m. second, 
Dec. 4, 1836, Mrs. Lucinda (Leet) Thomas, dau. of Benjamin Leet of 

Claremont, b. ; d. ; he d. Sept. 22, 1845. Child by Sarah 


4. i. Nahum Chase, b. Aug. 30, 1816. 
Child by Lucinda Thomas: 

ii. Sarah C, b. Aug. 17, 1837, in Cornish; m. , Elbridge H. Smith. 

She d. Dec. 29, 1862. 

3. JoB2 Sturtevant (Joh^) was b. Dec. 15, 1798, in Cornish. He m. Aug. 

1, 1822, Lydia S. Smith. He was a farmer and continued on the home 


of his father where he d. Oct. 8, 1881. His wife d. July 16, 1880, aged 

84. Children, b. in Cornish: 
i. George Frederick, b. Jan. 17, 1823; m. March 11, 1846, Elizabeth 

ii. Hiram Smith, b. Sept. 24, 1824. He d. Nov. 4, 1904. 

iii. Lucia Rosina, b. Dec. 1.5, 1828; m. •, d. in 1905. 

iv. Luthera Eliza, b. Dec. 31, 1830. 
V. Hannah Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1833. 
vi. Abigail Lewis, b. Jan. 3, 1839. 

vii. Mary Potter, b. May 21, 1842; m. — — , Ozro Waterman. She 
d. Dec. 26, 1877. 

4. Nahum Chase? Sturtevant {Nahum\ Joh) was b. in Cornish Aug. 30, 
1816; m. Dec. 3, 1845, Martha Jane Thomas, dau. of John and Lucinda 
(Leet) Thomas, b. Sept. 1, 1827, and d. Feb. 11, 1854, in town. He was 
a wheelwright and general mechanic. He d. in Cornish Feb. 12, 1888. 
Children, all b. in town: 
i. Charles Thomas, b. Oct. 6, 1846; m. Oct. 26, 1869, Josephine L. 
Bailey of Cornish, dau. of Andrew and Hannah (Lewis) Bailey, 
b. Nov. 24, 1842, d. Nov. 22, 1898. No children. A black- 
smith and res. at the Flat (1905). 
Ella Idaline, b. Feb. 3, 1849; m. April 6, 1869, Sidney K. Richard- 
son of Cornish. Three children. (See Richardson.) Has been 
a successful teacher both before and since marriage, also a member 
of school board several years in Cornish. 
Henry Willis, b. Aug. 30, 1851. Killed on the Boston & Maine 
R. R., where he was employed, Aug. 31, 1872. (See Casualties.) 
iv. Benjamin Thomas, b. Jan. 22, 1854. His mother dying soon after 
his birth, he was brought up by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harlow, 
then hving in Cornish, and received the name Harlow. (See 
Harlow.) M. Nov. 19, 1879, Angle E. Weld, dau. of Henry A. 
and EUza A. (Norris) Weld of Cornish, b. Feb. 8, 1857. He is a 
general mechanic and machinist. Was selectman in Cornish in 
1880-81-82. Rem. to Claremcnt in 1883, where he has smce 
res. One child: Ruth Weld Harlow, b. July 13, 1886; m. June 
23, 1909, George W. Cowles of Claremont. 


Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hall) Swinnerton came from Croydon and lived m 
town a few years. He served in the War of the Revolution. He lost 
his life about 1785, by drowning in the Connecticut river, which he was 
attempting to swim. (See Fatalities.) His wid. m. April 20, 1788, 
Loring Thompson of Cornish (his second wife) and by him had three 
children. (See Thompson. ) Children of Benj . Swinnerton , b. in Cornish : 

i. Asa, b. Dec. 20, 1776. 
ii. Betsey, b. Nov. 16, 1785. 





Phillip Tabor was b. in 1760. According to Croydon records he first m. 
Lydia C. Allen of Croydon, who was b. in 1754, but no further record of her is 
known. He m. second, Huldah Hall of Cornish, dau. of Thomas and Huldah 
(Park) Hall, b. July 26, 1761, and d. Jan. 22, 1842. Acoordins to the HaU 
genealogy they had at least one child. The records of his family are quite 
deficient. The census of 1790 shows that his family at that time consisted of 
two males and two females, probably his wife and a daughter, and a grown up 
son besides himself. The cemeteries of the town record but two of the name, 
that of himself and wife. He came early to town. He was a carpenter and 
builder and a generally useful man. It is said that he erected several of the 
important buildings in this and in adjoining towns. The records say that 
he submitted a drafted plan of Trinity Church in 1801 which was accepted and 
he built the church, completing it in 1808. He d. July 20, 1851, aged 91. 


William Tandy was b. Oct. 3, 1826. Came from Goshen to Cornish about 
1876 (?). He had charge of the grist-milling business at the "Comings Mills" 

during the rest of his life. He had m. , Sarah Whittaker, but they had 

no children, except an adopted dau., Sadie, who m. , a Putney, and a son, 

Frank. Mr. Tandy was a very exemplary citizen, a deacon of the Baptist 
Church in Windsor, Vt. He represented the town in the legislature of 1884- 
85. Not being very robust, the labors of the mill seemed to be too much for 
him and he d. March 5, 1891. His wid. d. in Newport (?) about 1907. 


The Taskers were of English descent. William' Tasker, the emigrant ances- 
tor, was b. in Eng., about 1655. Settled in Madbury, then a part of Dover; m. 

, Mary Adams. They had a son, John^ Tasker, b. about 1680, who m. 

April 3, 1718, Judith Davis. They had eight children. A dau., Rebecca, b. 
in 1729, m. Jan. 1, 1804, Samuel Huggins of Cornish. They d. and are both 
buried in town. Williams Tasker, son of John^, was b. May 28, 1721; m. in 

1744, Elizabeth , b. April 19, 1728. They had thirteen children. Hed. 

in 1814. 

James* Tasker, their fifth child was b. Feb. 6, 1757. Came and settled in 
Cornish (after 1790). He d. in town Feb. 2, 1837. The record of his 
wife is wanting, but she is said to have lived over. a hundred years, and 
d. in Cornish about 1854. An incomi^lete list of their children is as 
follows : 

2. i. James, Jr., b. Oct. 9, 1785. 

ii. Hannah, b. ; m. , Henry Chesley of Northwood. She 

was drowned in Cold River at Walpole, March 4, 1837. She 

left five children. 
iii. Rebecca M., b. 1803; never m. She was drowned with her sister 

Hannah March 4, 1837. These two sisters were in a stage coach 


coming from Northwood to Cornish when they were carried 
away by high floods, just as they were crossing Walpole Bridge. 

(It is also said there was a Benjamin and an Ehenezer, also a Hanson Tasker, 
all children of James*, but no further record of them can be found.) 

2. J.\MES5 Tasker (James\ William^, John", William^) was b. Oct. 9, 1785, 

in Strafford; m. first, March 1, 1814, in Cornish, Mary Huggius, dau. of 

, b. in 1792, and d. Dec. 10, 1843, aged 51; m. second. May 23, 

1845, Caroline Deming of Cornish, dau. of Alpheus and Hannah (Tay- 
lor) Deming, b. March 27, 1807, and d. July 25, 1879. Mr. Tasker d. 
May 3, 1876. Children, all b. in town, by first wife: 

i. Jonathan E., b. 1815; d. Sept. 10, 1818. 

ii. Martha Elvira, b. June 25, 1817; d. March 17, 1818. 

iii. Martha Elvira, 2d, b. 1819; m. , William Judd. She d. Jan. 

15, 1890. Mr. Judd d. Aug. 21, 1898. 

3. iv. Jonathan E., 2d, b. March, 1824. 

4. v. James F., b. Sept. 15, 1826. 

vi. Mary Louisa, b. Oct. 26, 1829; m. April 21, 1851, William Converse, 
vii. Hannah Rebecca, b. Aug. 13, 1833; ni. Jime 3, 1858, William Tyler. 

Child by second wife: 

viii. Harvey D., b. 1847 (?); d. Jan. 23, 1886. 

3. Jonathan E.« Tasker {James^-\ William^, Johw, William^) was b. 

in March, 1824; m. in Windsor, Vt., April 21, 1851, Lydia Ann Baker of 

. Mr. Tasker was a carpenter and builder. He fell from a roof 

near Windsor bridge, fracturing his skull, from the effects of which he 
died March 26, 1854. His wid. afterwards m. Elbridge Hubbard of 
Chesterfield, and d. there in 1901. Children, b. in Cornish.* 

i. Dennis Edward, b. April 18, 1853; m. May 14, 1878, Estelle C, 
Perry, who d. Jan. 18, 1908. Three children: 1. John Edward, 
b. July 20, 1879. 2. Louis Guy, b. Sept. 5, 1880. 3. Hyland 
Dorr, b. June 1, 1889. Res. in Brattleboro, Vt. 

ii. John Baker, b. Oct. 14, 1854; m. fir,st, Jan. 9, 1883, Carrie Danforth 
Hoyt, who d. Dec. 24, 1892; m. second, Aug. 7, 1895, Nettie C. 
Reed. By both wives had four children: 1. Florence Louise, 
b. March 13, 1884, m. June 19, 1907, Sherman G. Brown. 2. 
Gertrude Hortense, b. Oct. 9, 1885. 3. John Baker, Jr., b. 
May 4, 1889. 4. Marie Annette,. b. July 27, 1900. 

4. James r.« Tasker {James-'-\ William^, John'^, William^) was b. Sept. 15, 

1826; m. first, Feb. IS, 1853, Mary Elizabeth Kelley of Cornish, dau. of 
Amos and Abigail (Coburn) Kelley, b. Feb. 6, 1830, and d. March 14, 
1864; m. second, Dec. 27, 1864, Addie S. Kelley, a sister of his former 
wife, b. Jan. 16, 1840. Mr. Tasker was a carpenter and builder, but 

* The fii'st of these sons of Jonathan E. Tasker was b. the year before the 
father was killed, and the other the October following his death. 


made a specialty of bridge building. He built Windsor bridge, also one 
at White River Junction and several others of note. He d. at Clare- 
mont, July 18, 1903. Cliildren, all b. in town, by first wife: 

i. Henry H., b. Nov. 12, 1853; m. Jan. 7, 1888, Ehzabeth A. Carroll 

of Cornish, dau. of .John F. and Keziah (Hardy) Carroll, b. Feb. 

17, 1843. No children. He was a carpenter and builder. He 

d. April 8, 1894. 
ii. Arthur K., b. May 21, 1857; m. Dec. 5, 1894, Etta B. Hoffman of 

Wind.sor, Vt., dau. of Joseph A. and Azubia (Freto) Hoffman, 

b. June 7, 1S73. No children (1909). Settled and hve on the 

Curtis Cook farm in Cornish, 
iii. Deli.\ J., b. April 18, 1859; m. April 19, 1885, Robert S. Cogswell, 

a shoe manufacturer at Haverhill, Mass. No children. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Robert J., b. Jan. 14, 1867; m. Jan. 18, 1891, Rose Bishop of Athol, 

Mass. One dau. : Merrial A., b. Oct. 27, 1904. 
V. Minnie E., b. Dec. 4, 1869. Unra. in 1909. 

Benjamin Franklin Tasker (parentage unknown) was b. in Cornish about 
1804 (?) and spent all his Ufe in town except a few of his last years which 
w^ere spent in Croydon where he d. April 14, 1881. He was a general 
mechanic. M. first, about 1828, Sarah Farrington of Cornish, dau. of 

Benjamin and Theda (Bartlett) Farrington, b. ; d. Aug, 29, 1847; 

m. second, in 1862, Mrs. Prudence (Farrington) White, a sister of his 
first wife, b. March 16, 1814, and d. April 6, 1881. Children, all by 
first wife, and b. in Cornish: 

i. Mary, b. June 25, 1829; m. June 28, 1850, Luther Newton, then of 
Cornish. One child: Edith, b. Aug. 14, 1860, who was adopted 
by Stillman Coburn of Cornish. Mrs. Newton d. at the birth 
of this child. 

ii. Lucia, b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. , Cariton Pettingill. She d. April 

7, 1853. 

iii. Edward L., b. June, 1831. 

iv. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1836; m. Sept. 28, 1851, Abiah Haven, of Croydon. 

V. Addison, b. Oct. 14, 1838. 

vi. Sylvester, b. Oct. 11, 1840; m. Aug. 30, 1862, Luette Coburn of 
Cornish, dau. of Stillman and Martha (Mathews) Coburn, b. 
July 28, 1845. He enlisted in the Civil War, and d. in the serv- 
ice, Sept. 19, 1864. (See Mihtary, 14th Regt.) 

vii. George, b. May 2, 1842. 

viii. Charles, b. July 29, 1844. 

The family of Joseph and Bridget Tasker appears on the records of the town. 
Their relationship to others of the name in town is not known. The 
children were probably b. in town: 

i. Thomas Jefferson, b. June 3, 1803. 


ii. Betsey, b. Feb. 23, 1805. 

iii. Mary D., b. Aug. 23, 1807. 

iv. Joseph Henry, b. Aug., 1808; d. March, 1809. 

V. Harriet Belinda, b. June 6, 1811. 

vi. George Washington, b. Oct. 12, 1814. 

vii. Phebe Louisa, b. Sept. 4, 1816. 

viii. Joseph Henry, 2d, b. Aug. 14, 1818. 


Capt. Joseph Taylor wa.s b. in Dunstable, in 1730. His record is somewhat 
pecuhar yet very creditable to himself. He was possessed of a fearless 
spirit coupled with a love for adventure that found ample opportunity 
for development in the times and circumstances of his life. He was in 
ths French and Indian Wars, in 1745 and 1755 where he rendered impor- 
tant service. While hunting in Maine in 1755, he was captured by the 
Indians, marched to Canada and sold for forty dollars to a French gen- 
tleman with whom he lived four jears. He then was given his liberty 
and he returned to Dunstable. In Feb., 1760, he received a lieutenant's 
commission to serve in the Co. of Capt. Lovel in Col. John GotTe's 
Regt. raised for making a conquest of Canada. This Regt. was under 
command of Gen. Haveland whose headquarters that spring were at 
Crown Point. As soon as Lieut. Taylor was known to Gen. Haveland, 
he was detached from his own Regt. and sent forward at the head of 
the vanguard to guide them to Montreal. He also aided Rev. Mr. Ripley 
to Canada to procure young Indians for the purpose of educating them 
at Dartmouth College at Hanover. During the Revolutionary War he 
was active on the part of his country. Was often sent into Canada 
on secret expeditions. In Jan., 1776, he was appointed Capt. in Col. 
Bedel's Regt. with orders to go to Canada and enlist men, which he 
did, going to Quebec where he was of great service in uniting the Cana- 
dians to his country's cause. In 1779, he aided Gen. Hazen through the 
woods to Canada. He understood the French language and had an 
excellent memory. He recollected almost every event of the eariier 
part of his life, especially when he was in captivity, and the interviews 
with his master and other French gentlomon, after the surrender of 
Montreal. He always spoke of being kindly treated by both French 
and Indians. Capt. Taylor retained his faculties until a few hours 
before his death. He d. in Cornish, March 17, 1813, aged 83 years. 
He is buried in Cornish. On his tombstone is written: "This is the 

grave of a Hero." ^ 

Dunng the year 1767, at a time when not engaged in his country s 
service, he came to Claremont, which place he made his home until about 
1779, when he came to Cornish to live and res. on the farm afterwards 
owned and occupied by Samuel Ayers. While in Claremont he was 
selectman in 1772-73 and 1777. He m. Elizabeth Sumner of Clare- 
mont, dau. of Dr. William and Hannah (Hunt) Sumner, b. 1740, d. Aug. 
15, 1803, aged 63. 


His children, except the first three, were b. in Cornish on the Samuel 
Ayers place. The others were b. in Claremont. Children were: 

i. Betsey, b. in Claremont; m. — • — , Ebenezer Rawson. Res. in 

Paris, Me. Six children. 
ii. Mary, b. in Claremont, Sept. 18, 1767; m. May 28, 1789, Warren 

Coinings of Cornish. Ten children. (See Comings.) She d. 

Nov. 6, 1849. 
iii. Hannah, b. May 11, 1775, in Claremont; m. Feb. 22, 1795, Alpheus 

Deming of Cornish. Nine children. (See Deming.) She d. 

Feb. 25, 1841. 

2. iv. Joseph, Jr., b. . 

V. Ebenezer, b. ; m. , Ruth Porter. Two children. 

vi. Susan, b. in Cornish, 1776 (?); m. Jan. 1, 1804, Walter Jackson of 

Cornish. She d. July 11, 1804. 
vii. Theresa, b. in Cornish; m. , James White, Seven children. 

Res. in Newport, 
viii. Margarett, b. in Cornish, June 7, 1782; m. Nov. 15, 1804, Joseph 

Carter. Res. in Cornish. Six children. (See Carter.) She 

d. April 15, 1855. 
ix. Eleanor, b. in Cornish; m. Dec. 5, 1805, Joseph Whitten. Seven 


2. Joseph^ Taylor (Joseph) h. ; m. Dec. 25, 1806, Edena (or Expe- 
rience) Williams of Cornish, dau. of William and Susanna (Pond) Wil- 
Hams, b. May 19, 1788, and d. April 24, 1820. Res. . Children: 

i. Adaline, b. Oct. 30, 1807; m. a Dickinson and lived in Lebanon. 

ii. Caroline, b. Sept. 17, 1809. 

iii. Joseph Sumner, b. Nov. 17, 1811. 

iv. Cephas, b. ; m. ; grad. medical department, Dartmouth 

College, 1842. He d. in 1865. Said to have been a physician in 

Hardwick, Vt. 
v. Charlotte, b. ; a teacher many years. She m. , John 

W. Demmg, her cousin, formerlj^ of Cornish. Res. in Paris, Me. 

She d. childless, April 17, 1894. He d. March 7, 1875. 


LoRiNG Thompson, b. in Halifax, Mass., and the first of the name in town, was 
a descendant of John Thompson, who came to Plymouth, Mass., in 
1621. He came to Cornish when eighteen years of age and served in 
several campaigns of the Revolutionary War. During the war, about 

1779, he m. Polly , who d. in the autumn of 1787, soon after the 

birth of her fourth child. He m. again April 20, 1788, Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Hall) Swinnerton, wid. of Benjamin Swinnerton, and dau. of Lieut. 
Stephen and Sarah (Taft) Hall, b. Feb. 28, 1750, and d. in Cornish Oct. 
21, 1821. The records say that he m. third, Nov. 6, 1823, Rachel 
Whitten. They lived east of the Flat on the hill farm afterwards 
owned by Lyman Rich. Children by Polly, all b. in Cornish: 








Polly, b. June 19, 1780. 

Bezor, b. Nov. 2, 1782; m. March 17, 1811, Lydia Haskell. They 

lived in Irasburg, Vt. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 22, 1785; m. Oct. 12, 1810, John Bingham of Cornish. 

One child: Vashti Fidelia, b. June 22, 1811. They lived in 

Morristown, Vt. 
Zadock, b. Sept. 13, 1787. 

Children by second wife: 

2. V. Samuel Hall, b. Nov. 19, 1789. 

vi. Sarah Hall, b. Nov. 26, 1792; m. Jan. 16, 1814, Jesse Tracy of 
Plainfield. Five children. (See Tracy.) 

3. vii. Stephen Hall, b. Oct. 26, 1795. 

2. Samuel Hall^ Thompson {Loring^) was b. Nov. 19, 1789; m. July 28, 1816, 
Mary Wright of Grantham. They lived in Croydon till soon after 1820, 
when they came to Cornish, where they spent the rest of their lives. 
The record of their death has not been found. Children: 




Chloe Hall, b. . 

James Riley, b. . 

Mary Whitten, b. June 24, 1822; m. Feb. 17, 1848, Andrew Spauld- 

ing, a shoemaker. Two children. (See Spaulding.) They 

lived in Meriden. She d. May 17, 1898. 

Sarah Weston, b. . 

Susan Emeline, b. and d. in 1827, aged 5 months. 
Caleb Loring, b. April, 1828; d. Feb. 17, 1829. 
Martha Elizabeth, b. — — . 

Stephen Hall2 Thompson {Loring^) was b. in Cornish Oct. 26, 1795; m. 
first, June 5, 1816, Sarah L. Allen, b. Sept. 1, 1799, dau. of John and 
Sarah (Langford) Allen of Cornish. She d. July 16, 1836, at Windsor, 
Vt. M. second, July 1, 1838, Betsey Mitchell of Claremont. She d. 
Jan. 30, 1842. M. third, Aug. 8, 1843, Hannah C. Orcutt of Acworth. 
Lived in Reading and Windsor, Vt., and in Charlestown, where he d. 
Aug. 11, 1880. Children, the first five by first wife: 

i. Allen Dinsmore, b. Oct. 26, 1817, in Corni-sh; m. April 10, 1844, 

Louise Bancroft. Five children. Lived in Windsor, Vt. 
Marshall E., b. in Croydon April 27, 1820; m. Nov. 23, 1854, Kate 

J. Bemis. A physician and lived in Lowell, Mass.; was also 

inventor and proprietor of several iisefid medicines, as "Catarrh 

Specific," "Humor Bitters," etc. 
Eliza J., b. Feb. 22, 1822, in Windsor, Vt.; m. first, Hiram Read; m. 

second, Daniel Raymond. Lived in Chelmsford, Mass. She d. 

Aug. 3, 1878. 
Lafayette F., b. May 14, 1824, in Windsor, Vt.; m. in Boston, 

Alice Clay. Three children. He d. in the Union Army at 

St. Louis, Mo., May 20, 1864. 





V. Louisa P., b. May 10, 1826, in Windsor, Vt.; d. at Claremont June 

27, 1839. 
Child by Hannah C. Orcutt : 
\a. Louisa, 2d, b. Feb. 13, 1846; d. Feb. 12, 1857. 

Thomas and Ruhamah Thompson were res. of the town during the last fifteen 
years of the 18th century and several years also of the 19th. Their 
family record in the census of 1790 was two males and five females. 
The record of their children, supposedly b. in town, is as follows: 

i. Deborah, b. Nov. 9, 1786. 

ii. Lois, b. Dec. 13, 1788. 

iii. Ruhamah, b. June 3, 1790. 

iv. Thomas, Jr., b. Nov. 30. 1791; m. Jan. 29, 1815, Rebecca C. Ken- 


V. Ruth, b. Dec. 5, 1793; d. Nov., 1796. 

vi. Moses, b. Jan. 15, 1798; d. May 6, 1799. 

vii. MosES, 2d, b. March 15, 1800. 


The first of the name now known to Cornish descendants was Henry i 
Thrasher, b. about 1720, who m. in Hampton Falls Sept. 3, 1747, Mary 
Brown, who was b. Ma.y 22, 1722. Lived in Hampton Falls nearly thirty 
years and then rem. to Raymond. They had seven children. 

Jacobs Thrasher, their son, was b. March 1, 1754; m. first, Nov. 5, 1780, 
Olive Eastman, dau. of John and Lydia (Brown) Eastman, and settled 
first, in Deerfield, where they lived till 1793 (or 94) when they came 
to Grantham (now Cornish). Olive, his wife, d. April 26, 1812, aged 

51; m. second, Mary , who d. Feb. 4, 1823, aged 70. Jacob d. 

June 29, 1827. Children, the first seven b. in Deerfield, the rest in 
Grantham : 

i. Mary, b. March 20, 1782. 
2. ii. John, b. Feb. 5, 1784. 
iii. Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1785. 

iv. Lydia, b. Feb. 14, 1788; m. Sept. 13, 1809, Spencer Barrows. 
V. Jacob, Jr., b. April 24, 1789. Went to Ohio when young and d. 

vi. Olive, b. Oct. 6, 1791. 
vii. Ephraim, b. April 8, 1793. 
viii. Betsey, b. May 9, 1795. 
ix. Martha, b. May 12, 1797; m. March 9, 1828, Silas Bacheldcr. Rem. 

to Ohio. 
X. Benjamin, b. Jan. 27, 1801; m. ; buried a cliild in town 

in 1826. Went to Ohio, lived and d. there, 
xi. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1803; m. June 5, 1828, Thomas Johnson. 

Went to Ohio. 



John' Thrasher (Jacoh-^, Henrtp) was b. in Deerfield Feb. 5, 1784. Was 
a surveyor and stone mason. Had he been graced with a hberal educa- 
tion, instead of being merely a pettifogger, he would have taken high 
rank among the legal talent of the state. Was possessed of much natural 
ability and good judgmc^nt. As a politician he was an eloquent advo- 
cate of the princijjles of the Democratic party. He m. Jan. 26, 1806, 
Betsey Walker of Croydon, dau. of Moses and Tabitha (Barton) Walker, 

John Thrasher. 

b. April 20, 1786. and d. Nov. 25, 1843, aged 57. He d. Sept. 15, 1863, 
in Cornish. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Esther W., b. June 10, 1808; m. , Moses Wright. Lived in 

Cornish and Unity. Seven children. She d. in Unity Jan. 

5, 1876. 
ii. Silvia, b. Nov. 2, 1811; m. , Sylvester Stowell of Cornish, a 

machinist. Lived in Newport. One child. She d. Sept. 8, 




3. iii. Ithamar, b. Dec. 16, 1813. 

4. iv. Samuel Powers, b. Nov. 12, 1815. 

V. Martha E., b. March 3, 1818; m. , Joseph Wheeler. Lived 

in Newport. Children. She d. 1843. 
vi. Dorothy M., b. Dec. 12, 1827; m. , Sylvester Stowell (second 

wife). children. She d. Oct. 1, 1888, in Unity. Mr. 

Stowell d. there May 28, 1905. 

3. Ithamar< Thrasher {John^, Jacobs, Henrys) was b. Dec. 16, 1813; m. 

April 1, 1838, Mary Ann Cotton, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Haw- 
kins) Cotton, b. June 1, 1818. He was a fanner, also a hunter and dealt 
considerably in furs. Traveled in winter during his last years selling 
goods. Lived many years near Cornish Flat and later on a farm at 
So. Cornish. He d. in Corinth, Vt., Dec. 18, 1864. Children, all b. 
in Cornish except the first: 

5. i. Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 9, 1839, in Hartland, Vt. 

ii. Edwin, twin, b. Sept. 13, 1840; m. Sept. 1, 1858, Lydia Chase, his 
cousin. Five children. Lived in Lyme and Claremont. 

iii. Ellen, twin, b. Sept. 13, 1840; m. George Chase. She d. Feb. 15, 1861. 

iv. Henry Hubbard, b. Jan. 23, 1842; m. June 24, 1863, Alice Wood 
of Bennington, Vt. Eight children. Grocery and railroad 
business, also general jobber. Lived at North Adams, Mass. 
He d. March 9, 1904. 

V. Annette Eldora, b. May 3, 1843; m. June 10, 1864, George Straw 
of Claremont. No children. She d. Jan. 6, 1884. 

vi. Francimore, b. Jan. 25, 1846; d. Aug. 24, 1850. 

6. vii. Arthur Perry, b. Jan. 27, 1850. 

viii. Carrie May, b. Aug. 19, 1854; m. Dec. 25, 1872, George E. Perry. 
One son: B. J. Perry. Res. Springfield, Mass. 

4. Samuel Powers* Thrasher (John^, Jacob'', Henrys) h. Nov. 12, 1815. 

A stone mason and extensive building contractor. It is said he con- 
structed or remodeled nearly every bridge upon the line of the Central 
Vt. R. R. He also erected government and other important buildings. 
A Democrat, and frequently nominated for pul^lic office. Was elected 
to the State Senate, and was a member of that body at the time of his 
death, which occurred in Claremont, April 12, 1871. His home was 
upon the old Thrasher homestead in the northeast part of the town, 
except the last few years of his life when he sold out and settled in 
Claremont. He in. Feb. 29, 1843, Ann W. Haven of Newport, dau, 
of James and Calista (Freto) Haven, b. Oct. 21, 1825; and d. Oct. 31, 
1908, in No. Adams, Mass. Tliirteen children, all of whom reached 
maturity, and b. in Cornish: 

i. Laura, b. Sept. 4, 1845; m. March 6, 1869, Henry Seaver of Norwich, 

Vt. Four children. She d. May 30, 1895. 
ii. WiNFiELD Scott, b. May 5, 1847; m. Nov. 16, 1869, Mary Allen. 

He was a prominent lawyer. Has been State Senator of N. Y. 


and County Judge of Chattanooga Co., N. Y. He d. Feb. 1, 
1911. He lived in Dayton, N. Y. 

iii. Flora A., b. Oct. 3, 1849; m. Dec. 14, 1869, Frank L. Simmond.s, a 
machinist of Tilton; four children. 
7. iv. Wallace P., b. May 10, 1850. 

V. Charles H., b. Jan. 10, 1852; m. Jan. 15, 1874, Ida Dickinson, by 
whom he had seven children. A building contractor. Erected 
many buildings in Newton, Mass., and towns adjoining. He d. 
in Boston May 3, 1892. 
'vi. Frank P., b. Sept. 10, 1853. Res. in Meredith. M. first, Dec. 4, 
1872, Eva Stevens of Claremont, by whom he had three chil- 
dren. M. second, , Imo Lanon of Irasburg, Vt. 

vii. Ned, b. Jan. 30, 1855; m. first, Dec. 22, 1877, Emma L. Walker. 
Six children. She d. March 27, 1902; m. second, June 26, 1905, 
Mrs. Emma Rose Von Kamscke of Barre, Mass. Five children. 
A hotel keeper. Res. in Rindge. 

viii. James B., b. Sept. 29, 1856. A shoe manufacturer and also traveling 
salesman. Res. North Adams, Mass. He m. Jan. 1, 1881, 
Ann Almira GUnes of Claremont, b. Nov. 16, 1859. 

ix. Samuel P., Jr., b. May 9, 1858. When quite young he went to sea, 
and after "sowing his wild oats," became an ardent religious 
worker and an eloquent advocate of morality and temperance 
reform. Is secretary and manager of the Conn. Law and Order 

League with res. in New Haven. He m. '-, Miss Etta Bristol 

of New Haven. They have six children. 

X. Emma E., b. May 16, 1860; unm. A teacher and stenographer in 
Hartford, Conn. 

xi. Elmer J., b. Jan. 22, 1862; m. , Esther Her. Three children. A 

sign painter. 

xii. George B. McClellan, b. Sept. 3, 1863. A machinist and lived in 
New Haven, Conn. He d. June, 1891. 

xiii. Nettie M., b. Jan. 22, 1865; m. , Edwin Sargent. Three 

children. Res., Rindge. 

5. Benjamin Fr.a.nklin5 Thrasher {Ithamar*, John^, Jacobs, Henrys) was 
b. Jan. 9, 1839; m. March 10, 1864, Susan Matilda Deming of Cornish 
dau. of Judah Solon and Caroline M. (Jackson) Deming, b. Feb. 11' 
1840. Mr. Thrasher was for several years a farmer in town, and also 
kept the hotel at Cornish Flat and afterwards went into the meat and 
proAasion business in Claremont where he now lives. Children, all b. 
in Cornish: 

i. Webster T., twin, b. Oct. 16, 1865; m. Jan. 23, 1893, Mary E. Colby 
cf Claremont. No children. She d. Aug. 9, 1908. He was asso- 
ciated with his father in the meat and provision business sev eral 
years, afterwards by himself as grain dealer, and afterwards as 
traveling salesman. He is a very prominent mason, having held 
the highest offices in the Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. 


ii. Mabel, a twin with her brother, b. Oct. 16, 1865; ib. Oct. 14, 1891, 

Sumner H. Lawrence. Four children. Res. in Concord. He is 

traveling salesman. 
iii. Lulu Josephine, b. Aug. 28, 1875. Unm. in 1904. At that time was 

employed in the Custom House in Boston, Mass., in telephone 


6. Arthur Perry^^ Thrasher {Ithamar*, John^, Jacobs, Henrys) h. Jan. 27, 

1850; m. Oct. 29, 1874, Susan A. T. Clement of Moultonborough, b. 
April 26, 1850, dau. of David and Caroline (Spaulding) Clement. Res. 
So. Cornish. A farmer and dealer in live stock, also agent for sale 
of farm machinery, carriages, etc. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Katie May, b. Jan. 25, 1876; m. Aug. 17, 1898, George W. Hunt, 
Jr. Merchant on Cornish Flat. Three children (1904). (See 

ii. Gratia Clyde, b. Feb. 22, 1885. 

7. Wallace P." Thrasher (Samuel P.\ John--, Jacobs) h. May 10, 1850; m. 

Aug. 21, 1870, Eliza E. Dickinson of Cambridgeport, Mass., dau. of 
Aaron and Eliza (Marshall) Dickinson, b. Oct. 21, 1850. Res. just over 
the line in Plainfield. He was a casket maker. A Democrat, actively 
interested in political and legal affairs. Wrote much for newspapers 
and magazines. Served with much ability as selectman, town clerk, 
school board, each several years. He d. Jan. 31, 1902. Children: 

i. Weston M., b. Jan. 18, 1872; m. July 28, 1897, Cecile E. Felt. Res. 

Lewiston, Me. A cabinet maker. 
ii. Carlton W., b. Oct. 8, 1873; m. June 22, 1899, Nellie H. McMahon. 

Res., Windsor, Vt. A shoe dealer, 
iii. Manton J., b. Nov. 11, 1875; m. Oct. 12, 1898, F. Gertrude Seaver. 

Res., Windsor, Vt., a druggist, 
iv. Annie M., b. June 13, 1878. 
v. Nettie E., b. June 4, 1881. 
\i. Harry D., b. May 24, 1883. 
w. Morris M., b. June 25, 1885. 
viii. Flora H., b. Aug. 23, 1891. 
ix. Nina L., b. Feb. 15, 1894. 


1. ,Capt. Andrew Tracy, the first of the name to come to Cornish, was b. 
5k' in Lisbon, Conn., Sept. 17,nL772i^;He was a descendant of Lieut. 

Thomas Tracy, who emigrated from Eng., in 1636, and whose lineage 
is traced back to Egbert, one of the Saxon kings of England. He m. 
Anna Bingham, dau. of Lemuel and Hannah (Perkins) Bingham of 
Windham, Conn., and a descendant, on her mother's side, from Gov. 
Wm. Bradford, who came over in the Mayflower. She was b. Sept. 12, 
1750, and d. Sept. 5, 1827. He d. Dec. 26, 1819, aged 70. 


Capt Tracy came to Cornish in the winter of 1783-84, bringing his 
goods and family on an ox-sled. Lived the remainder of the wmter m a 
log-house with another family, and vmtil he could build for himself, on 
land bought of Daniel Freeman, for which, as the deed says, he_paid 
"three hundred pounds lawful money." Children, the first fi^ b. m 
Conn., the rest in Cornish: 

2. i. Lemuel, b. July 29, 1773. 

ii. Ruth, b. March 30, 1775; d. unm., Oct. 17, 1856. 

iii. Lucy, b. Nov. 4, 1777; d. unm. April 20, 1824. 

iv. Elias, b. Jan. 22, 1780; d. unm. June 20, 1850. 

3. V. Stephen, b. July 2, 1782. 

vi. Anna, b. Dec. 27, 1784; d. unm., March 1, 1830. 

4. vii. Andrew, b. Jan. 21, 1789. 

5. viii. Jesse, b. March 21, 1792. 

2. Lemuel^ Tracy {Andrew^) was b. July 29. 1773; m. first, Phebe Parker, b. 
in 1780, and d. Oct. 31, 1822. 

" Sacred be her memory, for she was a mother." 

(Inscription on tombstone of Phebe Parker Tracy.) 

He m. second, Jan. 15, 1824, Sarah Bryant of Cornish, dau. of Israel 
and Mehitable Bryant, b. June 3, 1792, and d. Nov. 18, 1862 aged 68. 
They lived in Claremont, where they both d. He d. April 6, 1855, aged 
8 1 . Children by Phebe ParkeT : 

i Lemuel, b. Nov. 9, 1800; d. , at Windsor, Vt. 

ii. Phebe, b. Nov. 16, 1802; d. Oct. 19, 1843. 

iii Calvin, b. Jan. 2, 1805; grad. Kimball Union Academy 1827; Dart- 
mouth College 1832. A life long teacher of mathematics. 
Published four arithmetics; m. first, Aug. 19, 1834, Maria C. 
Rowell of Cornish, dau. of Rev. Joseph Rowell, b. April 3, 1808, 
and d. Aug. 2, 1854; m. second, March 1, 1859, Harriet A. 

Sessions. ^ , t^- u ir 

iv Levi Nelson, b. Feb. 16, 1807; d. June 13, 1846. Grad. Kimball 
Union Academy 1830; Dartmouth College 1834; teacher. M. 
1836, Isabel Nutting. 

V Edwin P., b. Dec. 6, 1809; d. Aug. 17, 1841. 

vi Sylvester Newton, b. July 24, 1812. Kimball Union Academy 
1834. A tailor; lived in Johnson, Vt. M. Nov. 9, 1835, Caro- 
line A. Green of Cornish, dau. of Samuel Green, b. June 18, 
1814, and d. March 6, 1857. Three children. 

vu. Harriet N., b. Nov. 23, 1814; d. Nov. 15, 1839. , ^ .^ 

viii. Julia A., b. June 3, 1819; d. Sept. 13, 1843; was the wife of David 
S. Dutton. 

Children by Sarah Bryant: 

ix. Sarah Maria, b. Nov. 7, 1825; m. Watriss; lived in Clare- 
mont. She d. in Claremont March 22, 1903, aged 77 years, 4 
months, 15 dayS. 


X. Maky S., b. 1831; d. Sept. 16, 1851. 

xi. Alfred, b. 1832; d. 1895. Res. in Manchester. 

3. Stephen^ Tracy (Andrew^) was b. July 2, 1782; m. first, Rebecca Tracy, 
of Lisbon, Conn., dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Freeman) Tracy, b. Dec. 
19, 1777, d. Feb. 20, 1816; m. second, Betsey Boardman, dau. of Dea. 

Jonas and Elizabeth (Jewett) Boardman, b. , d. July 17, 1829; m. 

third, Sarah Alden, dau. of Daniel Alden of Lebanon. She was a direct 
descendant of John Alden who came over in the Mayflower. She was 
b. Nov. 1, 1790, and d. Oct. 14, 1867. Mr. Tracy d. Oct. 23, 1865. 
Children by Rebecca Tracy: 
i. Vera Ann, b. Nov. 7, 1806; d. Aug. 27, 1807. 

ii. Elijah, b. June 10, 1810; d. Oct. 31, 1874; m. -, Sarah Lewis of 

Townsend, Mass., Nov. 12, 1845. Were both deaf mutes and 
educated at the Asylum for such at Hartford, Conn, 
iii. Mary Ann Freeman, b. April 7, 1814; d. unm., Sept. 14, 1884. 
Children by Betsey Boardman: 

iv. Rebecca, b. Aug. 25, 1818; d. Nov. 16, 1893; m. Jan. 1, 1856, Eben- 
ezer Cole. Had one son : Stephen Tracy Cole. 

V. William Newton, b. May 30, 1820; m. , Harriet T. Kelley of 

Lawrence, Mass. They both d. in Sacremento, Cal. He d. 
Aug. 12, 1894. 

vi. Sabra Shepard, b. May 23, 1822; d. Feb. 6, 1885. She m. Sept. 
11, 1855, Rev. James B. Ramsey of Lynchburg, Va. Three 
children. The two youngest d. young. The oldest, George 
Jenkins Ramsey, is at present (1904) Pres. of the Silliman 
Collegiate Institute of Chnton, La. 

vii. George Boardman, b. May 15, 1826; m. , Sarah Hebard 

of Lebanon. Enlisted in Co. E, 9th Regt., N. H. Vols.; was 
wounded by a minnie ball in the ankle at Spottsylvania on 
May 12, 1864, early in the morning. Lay where he fell that day 
and night tiU the night of the 13th when he was brought in on 
a blanket by his comrades who had obtained permission to go 
outside the lines for that purpose. He d. in the hospital at 
Washington, D. C., June 6, 1864. 

viii. Jonas Boardman, b. March 25, 1828; m. first, , Ruth Maria 

Wood of Emerald Grove, Wis. She d. Aug. 29, 1854; m. second, 

, Laura A. Stevens. Three children, all by last wife: 1. 

Ida May, b. 1857; d. April 22, 1888. 2. Charles A., b. . 

3. Willis B., b. 1863; d. Aug. 28, 1865. 

Cliildren of Stephen and Sarah Alden Tracy: 

ix. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10, 1831; d. Oct. 24, 1831. 
6. X. Stephen Alden, b. Oct. 31, 1833. 

xi. Caroline Sarah, b. Oct. 8, 1835; m. Dec. 11, 1866, Charles S. Cahill 

of Lowell, Mass. Three children: 1. Charles Tracy, b. Oct. 

17, 1867. 2. Annie Alden, b. Dec. 13, 1869. 3. Clarence 

Eugene, b. Feb. 17, 1876. 


4. Andrew: Tracy (Andrew^) h. Jan. 21, 1789; m. first, Nov. 9, 1812, Lois 

Thompson, b. 1788, and d. March 29, 1821; m. second, Lovina Averill, 
b. Dec. 10, 1790. Children by Lois Thompson: 

i. Vera Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1815. 

ii. SoPHRONiA Smith, b. Sept. 13, 1816; d. — — . 

iii. Charles, b. March 15, 1819; d. March 25, 1821. 

iv. Lois Thompson, b. March 19, 1821; d. Oct. 3, 1838. 

Cliildren by Lovina Averill: 

V. Andrew Averill, b. Aug. 17, 1823. 

vi. Lovina Robinson, b. Dec. 14, 1824; d. April 27, 1885. 

vii. Fidelia Bingham, b. Oct. 5, 1826; d. May 6, 1862. 

viii. Charles Alonzo, b. April 22, 1829; d. July 14, 1896. 

ix. Eliza Maria, b. March 14, 1831. 

X. Abigail Keziah, b. March 13, 1833. 

xi. Caroline Jennette, b. Aug. 7, 1835. 

5. Jesse2 Tracy {Aridrew^) was b. March 21, 1792; m. Jan. 16, 1814, Sarah 

H. Thompson of Cornish, dau. of Loring and Elizabeth (Hall) Thomp- 
son, b. Nov. 26, 1792, d. ^— . Mr. Tracy d. Aug. 30, 1857. Chil- 

i. Thomas Thompson, b. July 22, 1814. 

ii. Samuel Morey, b. April 11, 1821; d. Jan. 15, 1875. 

iii. Timothy Nutting, b. Oct. 18, 1823; d. 1873. 

iv. Elizabeth Quinton, b. May 10, 1825; d. Jan. 21, 1895. 

V. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 28, 1827; d. April 25, 1863. 

6. Stephen Alden' Tracy (Stephen'^, Andrew^) was b. Oct. 31, 1833. A 

farmer, yet has received many offices and honors from his townsmen. 
He m. first, May 26, 1859, Emily Elizabeth Norris of Cornish, dau. of 
Philo and Angeline (Stone) Norris, b. March 28, 1835, and d. without 
issue June 19, 1862; m. second, Agnes Bailey of Enfield, b. Feb. 25, 
1843; d. April 27, 1904. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Franklin Bliss, b. Oct. 15, 1866. In trade in Windsor, Vt., in the 
well-known firm of Stone, Tracy & Co.; m. — — , Ida Stone of 
Windsor. Have one son: Gordon Stone, b. April 2, 1895. 

ii. Emily Norris, b. Sept. 12, 1868. Grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class 1855. A teacher of experience and success. 

iii. Evelyn Agnes, b. Oct. 2, 1870. Educated at Kimball Union and 
Colby Academies. Grad. from Bicker's Business College in 
Worcester, Mass. Has been employed in the office of Sullivan 
Machine Co., Claremont, since 1900 as business clerk. 

iv. Charles Alden, b. Nov. 16, 1872; grad. Kimball Union Academy, 
class 1893. Dartmouth College, class — ■ — •. Supt. of schools of 
Claremont. M. Jan. 1, 1902, Grace Powell of Hillsborough. One 
child: Elizabeth Alden, b. Oct. 28, 1902. Became principal 
KimbaU Union Academy, 1905, which position he still holds. 






Ellen Nancy, b. May 8, 1875. Attended Kimball Union Academy. 
Taught school several years. M., and lives in Charlestown. 

William Baily, b. Oct. 24, 1877; m. , Pearl E. Hadley of Plain- 
field, dau. of Arthur and Cynthia Hadley. A dau. was b. to 
them in Cornish, Feb. 21, 1908, also a son b. July 11, 1909. 

Sarah Eliza, b. April 20, 1881. Is a graduate of Windsor (Vt.) 
High School and of Swarthmore College, Pa. Has been teaching 
since and she is now (1910) principal of the Templeton High 
School in Baldwinsville, Mass. 


George Albert Truell, son of Wiseman C. and Syrena (Centre) Truell, was 
b. in No. Grantham Jan. 30, 1841. M. Nov. 29, 1863, Marion AUce 
Mitchell, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary W. (Allen) Mitchell, b. in Croy- 
don July 6, 1844. Came to Cornish in March, 1864. Res. several 
years on the Flat, and finally settled on the David K. Ripley farm south 
of the Flat. A stone mason. Child: 
i. Minnie Mitchell, b. in Cornish, Nov. 16, 1864. She m. June 11, 
1887, Lewis C. Peaslee of Cornish. They have one dau. : Marion 
Truell, b. March 1, 1895. 


Perley and Rebecca Tucker, hved in town several years but have left no 
record except the following list of children, all recorded as b. in Cornish: 

i. ABiJAH,b. Oct. 31, 1793. 

ii. Lucy, b. Jan. 4, 1795. 

iii. Abegene (?), b. Jan. 16, 1797. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 16, 1798. 

V. William, b. Jan. 24, 1800. 

vi. Newton, b. Jan. 4, 1802. 

vii. Seth Sumner, b. Feb. 22, 1807. 

Silas H. Tucker, son of John M. and Betsey N. (Darling) Tucker, was b. 
in Huntington, Vt., Dec. 24, 1838. He served in the War of the Rebellion, 
enlisting from Vt. After the war he became a Methodist preacher. Served 
several churches. M. Dec. 20, 1870, Sarah C. Brown, dau. of Chester and 
Cahsta W. (Shepard) Brown, b. Oct. 13, 1846. No children. He came to 
Cornish in 1896 and preached about two years for the Congregational Society 
as a supply, till faiUng health caused him to leave the ministry. He d. Sept. 
9, 1900, on the Flat. 


IsHMAEL Tuxbury was b. March 12, 1782, in Meriden; m. Sept. 6, 1809, Hul- 
dah Bemis of Cornish, dau. of Benj. B. and Abigail (Hall) Bemis, b. Dec. 
24, 1785, and d. in Wind.sor, Jan. 13, 1870. They lived in Meriden till 
about 1830. Kept the hotel and boarding house there. Coming from 



Meriden they lived in Cornish about twenty years on the river road 
near Claremont Une. After this they Uved in a house in Cornish a 
mile north of Cornish bridge where he d. June 15, 1867. Both are buried 
in Windsor. Children: 

i. Albert, b. Aug. 31, 1810; m. first, April 17, 1837, Harriet M. Gallup; 
m. second, June 1, 1875, Elizabeth C. Delayfield. He d. Oct. 
8, 1882, in Wyoming, Neb. 

ii. Almira, b. Sept. 18, 1812; d. Oct. 8, 1812. 

iii. Edward, b. May 29, 1814; m. Dec. 23, 1840, Sarah Silsby Thorn- 
dike. He d. Oct. 5, 1849. 

iv. Abigail, b. May 7, 1816; d. July 2, 1816. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ishmael Tuxbury. 




Mary Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1817; m. first, Oct. 15, 1868, Charles Clapp ; 
m. second, in 1888, Edward Rix. She d. July 27, 1897. 

DwiGHT, b. July 21, 1821; m. first, Oct. 18, 1849, Sophia A. Gilkey. 
M. second, Oct. 11, 1866, Eusebia Sabine Williams. Mr. Tux- 
bury was in trade many years in Windsor, a very popular and 
successful merchant. Three children. Two sons succeed their 
father in the same business. He d. April 9, 1898. 

Abigail, 2d, b. March 19, 1825; d. Aug. 7, 1850. 

Sarah Maria, b. June 28, 1829; d. Sept. 1, 1834; was buried in 
Cornish. The oldest of these children was buried in Neb. and 
all the rest in Windsor, '\''t. 


The Tylers came from Conn, to Claremont during the early history of that 
town. The generations preceding were: Williami Tyler of New Haven, Conn.; 
John *-* Tyler of Wallingford, Conn.; Benjamin^ who came from Farmington, 


Conn., to Claremont in 1767. He built the first mill in that town, and was 
the ancestor of the family of this name in Claremont. He was b. Feb. 22, 1733; 
m. in 1753, Mehitable Andrews, and d. in Claremont March 9, 1814. His 
wid. d. there Jan. 17, 1823. 

Ephraims, son of Benjamin^, was b. in 1759; and m. Abigail Pardee, in 1781; 
and d. in Claremont Dec. 16, 1823. Abigail d. there March 18, 1814. 
They had several children. 

Ephraim", son of the last, was b. in Claremont Sept. 16, 1783; m. , Sarah 

Gookin, b. in 1793, and d. in Claremont Aug. 18, 1820. Ephraim* d. 
Dec. 12, 1842. Had several children. 

Charles' Tyler, son of last, was b. in Claremont July 4, 1816; m. Sept. 22, 
1839, Lucy F. Russell of Weathersfield, Vt.; b. Oct. 24, 1819, and d. 
in Cornish March 20, 1901. Mr. Tyler came first to that part of Gran- 
tham (now Plainfield) just over the line from Cornish where he lived 
several years and then came to Cornish Flat where he spent the rest of 
his life. He run the gristmill above the Flat several years, and was also 
a carpenter and house-builder. He d. Dec. 31, 1894. Children: 

i. George E., b. May 15, 1841, in Grantham. Enlisted in 1861, in the 
Second Regt., N. H. Vols., and d. March 4, 1863, in Boston. 
(See Military.) 

ii. Russell, b. May 29, 1844, in Grantham. Enlisted in 1861 in the 
6th Regt., N. H. Vols. Also reenUsted in 1863. (See Military.) 
He m. Nov. 30, 1865, Lucy A. Sisson of Cornish, dau. of John 
F. and Emily A. (Smith) Sisson, b. Sept. 9, 1848, and d. Nov. 
17, 1891, in Westfield. He d. in the same place', Oct. 26, 1896. 
They had one child: Harry Russell Tyler, b. Jan. 12, 1867; m. 
in March, 1890, Flora L. Thurston of Springfield, Mass., and 
d. in Westfield, Mass., Dec. 4, 1895. 

iii. Mary Read, b. June 7, 1852, in Grantham; m. July 21, 1881, Austin 
Tyler who was b. in Claremont Jan. 16, 1847. They had two 
daughters, both b. in N. Y. City: 1. Mary Lucy, b. Feb. 6, 
1883. 2. Sarah Emily, b. Feb. 24, 1885. Mr. Tyler was a ^— 
and res. in N. Y. City where ho d. April 21, 1901, aged 53 j'ears, 
3 months. 

iv. Charles Willis, b. in Cornish, Jan. 8, 1857. Was educated in the 
schools of Cornish. In 1875, entered the employ of Webster, 
Russell & Co., of Plymouth, as clerk in a general store, serving 
five years. In 1880, entered the employ of J. P. Pitman & Co., 
at Laconia. In 1882, entered the employ of Laconia National 
Bank as clerk. In 1889 he was elected assistant cashier and 
ca.shier in 1900 which position he still holds. Was one of the 
incorporators of the Laconia Building and Loan Association in 
1888 and has held the office of treasurer since. One of the organ- 
izers of the Winnepesaukee Lake Transportation Co., and holds 
the position of mamager and treasurer of the same. Has always 



C. W. Tyler. 

had the welfare of the city of his adoption at heart. M. in'Oct., 
1882, Florence L. Jackman, who d. Oct. 18, 1893. He^ is a 
Republican, a Congregationalist and a Mason of the 32d degree. 


Rev. Samuel L. Vincent, son of Ishmael and CaroUne (Green) Vincent, was 
b. in Moretown, Vt., March 26, 1851. CJrad. Bangor Theological 
Sem. in 1878. Served as pastor in Pembroke, Me., Peru, Braintree, 
Hartford, Bridgewater, Jamaica and Glover, Vt., and came to Cornish 
in May, 1904. 

He m. first, Nov. 27, 1878, Hannah Jones of Dennisville, Me. She d. 
Dec. 26, 1893, leaving six children. M. second, in Jamaica, Vt., Nov. 
20, 1894, Mary Wheeler. Children by last wife: 

i. Ethel B., b. April 30, 1899, in Glover, Vt. 
ii. Earl A., b. April 7, 1903, in Glover, Vt. 
iii. Archer W., b. July 5, 1905, in Cornish. 



The Vintons originally camo from France. There is no documentary proof 
of it, but traditions both in England and America all point that way. 

1. Maj. John^ Vinton (John', Joseph^, Johrf-^) was h. in Dudley, Mass., 
Feb. 24, 1760; m. Jan., 1784, Susanna Manning of Woodstock, Conn., a 
sister of Hannah, wife of Caleb Plaistridge, b. March, 1765. Enlisting 
at the age of 16, he served in the War of the Revolution from 1777 to 
1780. Settled in Cornish in Jan. or Feb., 1787. Came in winter, him- 
self, wife and Iwo ciiildren, with all thtur household goods on a sled 
drawn by oxen, and were two weeks on the road. Lived first on the 
fami where Mrs. Beal now lives, and about 1795 rem. to the arm where 
J. W. Pierce lives, and built tlie brick hcuse there in 1809. Was a black- 
smith by occupation, also a prosperous farmer. A man of note in town, 
energetic, industiious and intelligent; a Maj. in the militia and seven 
years Deputy Sheriff, also a Free Mason, being one of the charter mem- 
bers of Hiram Lodge, No. 9, Claremont. A man of uncommon bulk 
and portliness, weighing 350 lbs. and some accoimts give his actual 
weight at one time 456 lbs. He d. in Cornish March 19, 1838. His wife 
d. April 10, 1847. Children, all b. in Cornish except the two oldest, who 
were b. in Dudley, Mass. 

i. Alice, b. June 6, 1784; m. June 3, 1806, Thomas Gustin of Cornish. 
She had eleven children. Her youngest dau., Elizabeth D., b. 
June 22, 1823; m. Apiil 30, 1846, Henry Breck, Jr. Res. in 
Newtonville, Mass., till her death Aug. 26, 1897. 

2. ii. D.\NiEL H., b. Oct. 30, 1785. 

iii. Dorothy C, b. June 29, 1787. Always lived in Cornish and d. 
there, Feb. 1, 1867, unm. 

iv. Han.nah, b. June 12, 1789; m. 1824, Josejih Lamberton of Claremont 
where they lived many years. Afterwards they came to the old 
Vinton homestead in Cornish where they spent the rest of their 
lives. Four children. (See Lamberton.) She d. Jul}- 14, 

V. Betsey, b. Jan. 22, 1791; m. Jan. 15, 1826, Bela W. Jencks of New- 
port, where they lived and d. P'our children. He d. March 
28, 1860. She d. 1880. 

vi. Nancy, b. Feb. 29, 1792; m. Sept. 5, 1818, Chester W. Stone of 
Sturbridge, Mass. Three children. A farmer and d. May 8, 
1849. She d. 1885. 

vii. John, b. Dec. 20, 1793; m. , Phebe Wallace, of Pownal, Vt. He 

was a blacksmith; and d. Nov., 1829, in Newburgh, Ohio. No 

3. viii. Danford, b. Oct. 10, 1795. 

ix. James, b. Dec, 1797; d. Dec. 25, 1797. 

X. Susan M., b. Jan. 26, 1799; m. April, 1831, Cranston Gates. Rem. 
to A\ilna, Jefferson Co., N. Y. Seven children. 


xi. Harvey, b. Oct. 4, 1800. Grad. Medical School at Castleton, Vt. 

Practiced medicine several years in Mass.; d. in Portsmouth, 

Aug. 27, 1849. Never m. 
xii. Mary Susan, b. March 23, 1802; m. Oct. 30, 1829, Stephen Newell 

of Sturbridge, Mass., where they Hved. Six children. She d. 

1882 or 83. 
xiii. Maria Theresa, b. Jan. 18, 1803; m. Sept. 19, 1831, Capt. Oliver 

Mason of Southbridge, Mass., where they res. A farmer. Six 

children. D. 1885. 
xiv. Henry, b. March, 1806; d. Oct. 31, 1807. 

XV. Julia Victoria, b. July 3, 1808; m. 1835, Charles Kimball of Haver- 
hill, Mass. Rem. to Jefferson Co., N. Y., where they spent 

their lives. Five children, d. May, 1835. 

2. Daniel H.e Vinton {John^-\ Joseph^ John^i) h. Oct. 30, 1785, in Dudley, 

Mass. Came to Cornish with his parents when two years of age. M. 
Feb. 19, 1809, Huldah Smith of Cornish, dau. of Aaron and Huldah 
(Webb) Smith. A farmer. Always res. in Cornish. He d. Feb. 22, 
1831. His wid. afterwards m. Asa Kingsbury of Plainfield. She d. 
April 30, 1861. By Mr. Vinton she had nine cliildren: 

i. Susanna Louisa, b. Oct. 27, 1808; m. Feb. 26, 1834, Samuel Mace 
of Hartland, Vt., afterwai'ds of Cornish. Thirteen children. 
(See Mace.) She d. in Cornish April 14, 1893, aged 84. 

ii. Huldah Almira, b. Feb. 19, 1810; m. , Benj. J. Burpee. Res. 

New London. Two children. She d. 1890. 

iii. Sylvia J., b. Sept., 1814; m. , Geo. Whittaker. Res., Franklin 

Falls. Six children. She d. 1892. 

iv. Adaline J., b. March 17, 1817; m. Sept., 1849, Charles Nye; res. 
Dudley, Mass. One child. She d. Feb. 26, 1885. He d. in 
Nov., 1892. 

V. Alonzo R., b. July, 1819. Res. Harlan, Iowa; d. May 1, 1880, unm. 

v\. Helen V., b. Feb., 1821. M. in 1846, James Brown of Wilmot. Res. 
in Southbridge, Mass. Three children. She d. May, 1867. 

vii. Mary Ann, b. May, 1824. M. about 1847, Joseph Brown (a brother 
of James). Res. Wilmot. Three children. She d. 1888. 

viii. Gustavus Adolphus, b. Aug. 27, 1826. A farmer. Res. in Cor- 
nish till 1864, and then rem. to Avoca, Iowa. Was Supt. of 
schools while in Cornish several years. Living in 1910. Never 

ix. Phebe Ann, b. Nov., 1828. Res. Southbridge, Mass. Living in 
1908. Never m. 

3. Danfordg Vinton {Johm-*, Joseph, Johm--^) b. Oct. 10, 1795; m. Jan. 

27, 1831, Rebecca Bryant of Cornish, dau. of Sears and Martha (Luther) 
Bryant, b. Aug. 12, 1808, and d. Oct. 21, 1858. They lived in Gran- 
tham many years and some in Cornish. He d. Sept. 22, 1878. Chil- 
dren : 


i. Henry C, b. Feb., 1832. 

ii. Maria R., b. Jan. 2, 1834; m. , Dennis Taylor and lived in 

Claremont. Two children. She d. Dec. 2, 1898. 

iii. Martha Jane, b. May 27, 1836; m. , Charles H. Parmlee. One 

son, Fred M. She d. June 8, 1909. Mr. Parmlee enlisted in the 
Civil War. He d. April 2, 1896. They lived in Claremont. 

iv. John, b. Feb., 1839; m. Oct. 18, 1861, Minnie Velona Ripley, of 
Cornish, dau. of David K. and Rosilla (Clark) Ripley, b. Aug. 
29, 1843. They had a son, John M., b. July 15, 1863; d. April 
9, 1871. He enlisted in the Civil War, and d. in the service, 
June 16, 1863. (See Military.) His wid. afterwards m. (Oct. 
16, 1866) Eli B. Davis of Plainfield. She d. Aug. 8, 1892. 

V. Susan, b. Jan., 1842; m. , — Goodspeed and live (1909) 

m Laconia. 

vi. Nancy E., b. Dec, 1843; m. , James Brocklebank. No chil- 
dren. She d. Sept. 14, 1901. He d. Sept. 25, 1903. 


There is a gravestone record of a family of this name in Cornish, as fol- 

Richard Vinton, d. April 15, 1794, aged 74. 

Rebecca, his first wife, d. Nov. 20, 1774, aged 53. 

Abigail, his second wife, d. Sept. 17, 1783, aged 59. 

Phebe, dau. of Richard and Rebecca, d. March 23, 1798, aged 43. 

Moses, son of Richard and Rebecca, d. June 21, 1789, aged 34. 

Aaron, son of Richard and Rebecca, d. Nov. 30, 1775. 

The further record of this family is unknown. 


The name Wakefield is found among the earliest Anglo-Saxon records and 
figures extensively in history of places and persons, and in every grade of 
social life, and every department of Government, Science, Literature and In- 

Jonathan! Wakefield came from Yorkshire, Eng., to America about 1640, 
landing at Martha's Vineyard. His son, Jonathanz, settled in Sutton, 
Mass., where his son, Jonathan^, was born, who was killed at Dorchester 
Heights, March 5, 1776. His son, Jonathan^, came and settled in New- 
port, in 1779, and spent the rest of his life there. He m. first, Sarah 
Fletcher; second, Ehzabeth Goodwin. Had eight children. 

Jonathans Wakefield, his second child and eldest son, born in No. New- 
port, July 8, 1787, came and settled in Cornish in 1813, near the bound- 
ary line of Newport. Soon after he rem. to the farm on the hill south 
of Cornish Flat, now (1908) owned by M. B. Lindsay. Here he lived 
many years or until about 1850, when he rem. to Elizabethtown, N. Y., 


and afterwards to No. Hudson, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 27, 1868, aged 
81. He m. Feb. 8, 1813, Rebecca Haven of Newport, dau. of William 
and Rebecca (Jacobs) Haven, b. Nov. 23, 1786, d. at No. Hudson Feb. 
12,1897, aged 92. Mr. Wakefield and wife were Baptists and he was Dea. 
of the church on the Flat many years, estabUshing a high reputation for 
character and industry. Children, all b. in Cornish; 

i. Dana, b. July 19, 1814; m. first, Dec. 21, 1835, Betsy Whittlesey of 
Plainfield, Vt., who d. Nov. 1, 1853; m. second, Elmira Sim- 
mons. Occupation, farmer. Six children. He d. March 7, 

ii. Orlena, b. Dec. 17, 1815. A teacher. Never m.; d. Nov. 1, 1849. 

iii. Charles Austin, b. Oct. 18, 1817. When of age he went to Boston, 
bought a newspaper route, circulated papers through N. E., also 
portraits; and lectured on the Morse telegraph. He m. Sept. 
6, 1842, Cyntliia Chapin Robinson of Pittsfield, Mass. Rem. 
to Elizabethtown, N. Y., where he engaged in farming on a large 
scale. He invented the "Wakefield Corn Planter," and estab- 
lished a large factory for its manufacture, also for the "Wake- 
field Earth Closet," which he invented. He was a live Yankee, 
a rare object lesson for young, fast America. Steady, indus- 
trious, energetic, self-reliant and hopeful; and thus he has made 
life a success. 

iv. Sarah, b. July 22, 1819; d. Feb. 28, 1880. 

V. Jacob Judson, b. Sept. 18, 1821; m. Dec. 15, 1854, Adelia E. Wells. 
Studied for the ministry; and while he was the beloved pastor 
of the Baptist Church at Beaver Dam, Wis., he d., July 28, 

vi. Leland Howard, b. July 9, 1823. Educated at New Hampton, 
N. H., and Randolph, Vt. Became an artist. Travelled in Cal. 
and Ore. introducing daguerreotyping for some years, then set- 
tled for a time in Portland, Ore., in the mercantile business. 
M. first, Aug. 21, 1847, Henrietta Whittlesey of Randolph 
Centre, Vt. He opened a mercantile house in San Francisco, 
Cal., with res. in Oakland, Cal., where he has since res. Has 
also extensively engaged in raising fruit in Santa Clara Co., with 
over 100 acres of excellent land in his fruit ranch. His wife 
dying, he m. second, in 1871, Mary R. Warren in Oakland, where 
they res. (1902). A brilliant business career like his, can not 
fail to reflect honor on his ancestry and the town that gave him 

vii. Rebecca, b. June 19, 1826; d. April 13, 1844. 

viii. Roxana, b. July 6, 1827; m. April 15, 1849, Hermon H. Bowers in 
Acton, Mass. Living (1902) in Marlboro, Mass. 

ix. Eliza, b. Oct. 10, 1832; m. March 11, 1851, Reuben Gates, in Eliza- 
bethtown, N. Y. Rem. to Wis. about 1852 and settled in St. 
Charles where she res. (1902). Two children. Mr. Gates d. 
April 21, 1889. 




Thomasi Walker, the ancestor of all the Walkers of Cornish and Croydon 

was in Boston as early as 1650. His first wife was Anne . She 

d. before 1659. His second wife was Mary . They moved to 

Sudbury, Mass., before 1664. He d. in 1697. One child by Anne 
and twelve by second wife. 

Thomas^ Walker (Thomas'-), second son, was b. May 22, 1668, at Sudbury, 
Mass.; m. in Dec. 7, 1687, Martha Howe. Ten children. He was 
town treasurer. Went to Framingham in 1699. Was held in great 
esteem. Was chosen constable and collector in 1703. He d. Oct. 25, 
1717, leaving a competence. 

Obadiahs Walker {Thomas^^), third son of Thomas', was b. in Framingham 
in 1691; m. May 2, 1715, Hannah Learned, dau. of Dea. Isaac Learned, 
who was wounded in the Narragansett War. Six children. Was in 
Colonial miUtary service from 1755 to 1761. He m. a second wife, 
Oct. 28, 1745, and by her had one child. He rem. first to Marlboro and 
afterwards to Sutton, Mass., where he d. in 1760. 

Obadiah< Walker (Obadiah^, Thomas--^) , second son and third cliild of Oba- 
diah^, was b. June 8, 1721, in Marlboro, Mass. Rem. with parents to 
Sutton, Mass., where he m. Nov. 12, 1741, Hepsibah Shumway, a 
dau. of Peter Shumway, who served in the Narragansett War, and was 
also for years in the Colonial service. Lived in Sutton till 1761, then 
settled in Royalston, Mass., in 1764. Came from there to Croydon, 
N. H., in 1787, where he d. Aug. 29, 1810. He had nine children, prob- 
ably all b. in Sutton, Mass. 

MosESs Walker (Obadiah^-^, Thomas--^), the ninth cliild of Obadiah<, was b. 
in 1761, in Sutton, Mass. Came with his father to Croydon, N. H.; 
m. first, March 11, 1782, Tabitha Barton, b. in Royalston, Mass., and 
d. in Croydon June 26, 1790; m. second, in Croydon Oct. 2, 1790, 
Esther Smith, who d. in 1833. He was a Revolutionary soldier. One 
record says he had nine children, another says fourteen children. He 
lived "under the mountain" where he d. Nov. 8, 1822. 

Peters Walker (Moses^, Obadiah*-^, Thomas"^^) , second son and third child 
of Moses'' Walker, was b. in Croydon Feb. 11, 1788. Came to Cornish 
about the year 1807; m. Dec. 10 of the same year by Rev. Joseph 
Rowell of Cornish to Lucinda Smith of Keene; b. July 2, 1784, and d. 
Oct. 11, 1872, aged 88. Peter d. Aug. 14, 1870, aged 82. Four chil- 
dren, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Joseph Smith, b. Oct. 9, 1809. Before attaining his majority, he 
suddenly left home and was not heard from for thirty years. 
After leaving home until a little previous to 1907, nothing further 
was heard from him. At this time correspondence revealed the 
fact that his descendants had multiplied and taken high rank 


socially and financially in Penn. and the west. In response to 
their request, the genealogist granted them the privilege of 
inserting the following record of their ancestor and his descend- 
ants, as prepared by them: 

"He left home at an early date and sought his fortune among 
strangers. The story handed down to his grandchildren was- 
that in an early day corn was cared for with the hoe, the workers 
going barefoot. Joseph had no shoes and there was some kind 
of an entertainment approaching. Joseph had repeatedly 
asked his father to get him a pair of shoes. The Saturday 
before the entertainment came, which was his last chance to 
get his shoes and his father went again to town, with the same 
request from his son. When evening came and Joseph returned 
from the field, he hung his hoe in a tree near the kitchen door, 
where his mother was at work, and said to her, ' There, if father 
does not bring my shoes home with him tonight, I shall never hoe 
another hill of corn.' His father returned home without the 
shoes. Joseph said nothing, but that night when the family 
were all asleep, Jose])h ]3acked the few clothes that he had, and 
left his father's house barefoot; he never returned home. He 
went to Pennsylvania and there joined a civil engineering 
party and became a civil engineer, ever after following that 
work. He was married at Palo Alto, Penn., to Miss Mary Ann 
Hilficker, a native of Switzerland. She was b. March 6, 1806; 
d. July 1, 1880. Mr. Walker d. July 4, 1877, in Pottsville, Penn. 
Si.x children were born to them: Cyrus, John, William, Clara, 
Joseph, Mary. 

"Joseph Smith Walker and his two sons, John and William, 
served in the Civil War. John was a despatch bearer, and made 
many heroic rides, having had three horses shot from under him. 

"There are two members of his family living, Mary in Penn. 
and Cyrus at Earlham, Iowa. 

"Cyrus, the eldest son of Jcseph Smith, determined to visit 
his grandfather, in Cornish, of whom he had heard so many 
stories, but had never seen. He had saved his earnings, to make 
the trip that he had so long planned; so he started off carrying 
his shoes under his arm, and after a few days' journey arrived 
in the evening at his grandfather's house, after having spent a 
few minutes in putting on his shoes and dusting his clothes. 
He knocked at the door and his grandfather bade him come in, 
and when he told him, ' he was the son of his eldest son Joseph ' 
he appeared not to believe him, and said, 'How do I know, my 
young man, but that you are an impostor.' Young Cyrus had 
come for no reason but to see his grandfather and this message 
to him, so hurt his feelings, that he never returned to his grand- 
father's home while he lived. He, however, visited the old home 
in 1907 at the age of 75 years, visiting some of his cousins there 
which added many pleasant thoughts to his store of memories. 


"Genealogy of Cyrus Walker branch: 

"Cyetjs Walker b. Aug. 17, 1832; m. Dec. 19, 1857, Martha Ann Brakey; b. 
March 23, 1836, near Bristol, Eng., dau. of Dr. John F. Brakey and Anna 
(McBurnie) Brakey. Her father was surgeon in the Queen's army of 
Scotland. Thirteen children were b. to this union; the two eldest d. 
the same day of black diphtheria, and interred in the same grave." 
The eleven children surviving are as follows: 

i. Ella Louise, b. Nov. 15, 1863; m. Dec. 29, 1886, Joel Alvin Walker, 
who was b. Dec. 19, 1862. Five children: 1. Owen Cyrus, b. 
Sept. 27, 1889. 2. Rosa Mae, b. March 7, 1892. 3. Albert 
Lee, b. Oct. 6, 1894. 4. Nita Clegg, b. March 1, 1900. 5. 
Joel Ralph, b. March 4, 1903. 
ii. Ida Isabel, b. Aug. 26, 1865; m. March 22, 1887, Everett Hall 
Perkins, who was b. Oct. 26, 1863. Two children: 1. George 
Harrison, b. Oct. 16, 1888. 2. Mabelle Clare, b. May 26, 1895. 
iii. George Albert, b. Nov. 6, 1867; m. March 23, 1898, Bertha L. 
SmaU, who was b. Nov. 1, 1876. Two children: Glen Cyrus, 
b. April 21, 1899; d. AprU 29, 1903. 
iv. Marie Etta, b. Oct. 6, 1869; m. July 2, 1891, Mack John Groves, 
who was b. Oct. 26, 1868. One cliild: Marietta, b. Oct. 8, 1905; 
d. Oct. 20, 1905. 
V. Anna Gertrude, b. Feb. 8, 1871 ; m. March 7, 1893, Edmund Walker, 
who was b. July 26, 1866. Two chUdren: 1. Edna M., b. Dec. 
1, 1893. 2. Conrad Ralph J., b. June 22, 1902. 
vi. William Joseph, b. March 31, 1873; m. Nov. 1, 1900, Mary Ella 
Walker, who was b. Aug. 31, 1872. Two children: 1. Esther 
Mae, b. Sept. 7, 1901. 2. Lydia Martha, b. April 27, 1903. 
vii. Theodore, b. Jan. 1, 1876; m. June 19, 1906, Jennie Hawley. No 

viii. Ethyl Emily, b. June 6, 1878; unm. 

ix. Edith Bertine, b. Nov. 3, 1880; m. March 19, 1902, Vinton Howard 
Maler; b. May 2, 1875. One child: Howard Maler, b. Sept.. 
28, 1904. 
John, b. June 27, 1882; unm. (1910). 

Frank Cyrus, b. June 12, 1884; m. Jan. 25, 1910, Josephine C. 
Wheeler who was b. Oct. 27, 1889." (End of Joseph's record.) 




2. ii. Moses, b. March 2, 1812. 

3. iii. Ethan, b. Dec. 16, 1816. 
Cyrus B., b. Jan. 2, 1820. When a young man he went to Hanover 

where he made his home for the most of his life. He m. May 2, 
1841, Harriet Taylor of Hanover, and had at least one child, 
and perhaps other children. Mr. Walker d. June 20, 1882. 
His son, WilUam D. Walker was b. Aug. 5, 1844. Graduated 
at Dartmouth College, class of 1865. Went to California the 
same year, but returned on account of the illness of his father. 
He went back there in 1879 and is still livmg (1902) there in San 


Francisco in the real estate business. He m. Dec. 23, 1879, 
Margaret Hall of California. They have two children at least: 
1. Shirley Cyrus, b. Oct. 25, 1880. 2. Harold Townley, b. Aug. 
12, 1887. 

In the old muster days Moses Walker was Capt. of the "Light Infantry" and 
his brother Ethan was Lieut, of the same company. On April 20, 1859, Moses, 
Ethan and Cyrus, with several others from Cornish, went to Cahfornia at the 
time when the "gold fever" was on. They stayed about two years when they 
returned, Moses and Ethan to Cornish, and Cyrus to Hanover. 

MosES' Walker (Peter^, Moses^, Obadiah'^-^ Thomas"-'^) h. March 2, 1812; 
m. first April 9, 1833, Rachel M. Davis. She d. June 21, 1838, aged 
27. M. second, Aug. 31, 1838, Betsey Bugbee of Cornish, dau. of 
Joseph D. and Betsey Bruce Bugbee, b. March 12, 1812; d. June 8, 
1879, aged 66. M. third, April 15, 1880, Mrs. Lavinia (White) Austin, b. 
April 28, 1823; d. April 7, 1904. She was dau. of Aaron and Rebecca 
(WilUams) White. Moses d. March 30, 1894. Child by first marriage: 

4. i. Henry Warner, b. Dec. 19, 1835. 

Children by second marriage: 

George Barstow, b. Aug. 29, 1841. 

Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 17, 1843. She m. Jan. 8, 1863, Hiram York of 

Cornish, by whom .she had two children. (See York.) 
Martin L., twin, b. Feb. 14, 1845. 
Louis N., twin, b. Feb. 14, 1845; m. Aug. 2, 1866, Kate Sartell of 

Cornish. Learned the gunsmith's trade of D. H. Hilliard. 

Went to the Remington factory in Ilion, N. Y., where he is still 

(1910) employed as an overseer, 
vi. Melvin Alanson, b. Oct. 10, 1847. 
vii. Maria R., b. Sept. 17, 1850; m. Dec. 24, 1873, Henry H. Fairbanks of 

Cornish. Rem. to Claremont, April 15, 1891. 
viii. Ltjella L., b. Dec. 13, 1853; m. May 4, 1880, Henry E. Bean, for- 
merly of Grantham. One child: Florence A., b. June 10, 1882. 

Mr. Bean d. May 19, 1885. She rem. to Claremont, March 25, 


Ethan^ Walker (Peter^, Moses^, Ohadiah*-^, Thomas"-'^) h. Dec. 3, 1816; 
m. fiist, 1839, Soplu-onia S. Lamphere of Hartland, Vt. She d. May 
22, 1843, soon after birth of her second child. M. second, March 30, 
1846, Mahala Spaulding, who d. Dec. 3, 1891. Children by first 
marriage : 

i. Charles N., b. March 27, 1841; m. Feb. 13, 1867, Helen M. Cross, 
b. Hanover, June 0, 1843, d. Nov. 13, 1907; res. in Lebanon. 
No children. 

ii. Lavinia S., b. Dec. 24, 1842; m. Dec. 8, 1858, Walter Green. Res. 
in Danville, Vt. 








Children by second marriage: 

iii. Chester, b. Jan. 1, 1847; d. March 25, 1849. 
iv. LuciNDA, b. Dec. 24, 1848; d. Aug. 9, 1858. 
V. Hattie, b. Sept. 30, 1850; m. June 24, 1876, Horace Spencer. Had 

two cWldren, twins, b. Jan. 7, 1877. She d. April 2, 1878. 

A child d. April 13, 1878, aged 1 year, 
vi. Clara Almira, b. Nov. 7, 1852; m. July 18, 1876, Martin V. B. 

Hurley. Had two sons; Mr. Hurley d. Jan. 12, 1892. She res. 

(1910) in Claremont. 
vii. Maggie, b. Sept. 12, 1855; m. Jan. 23, 1880, E. C. Glines of Elmore, 

Vt. Res. (1902) in Claremont. 
viii. Willis P., b. March 19, 1859; m. Nov. 25, 1886, Lillian Grossman, 

of Unity. Res. in Claremont. Express carrier. 

4. Henry W.^ Walker (Moses-', Pelers Moses^, Obadiah^^, Thojnas'-^) b. Dec. 

19, 1835; m. Dec. 7, 1864, Mary Ellen Bartlett who was b. Feb. 16, 
1840; dau. of Lyman and Catherine (Hilliard) Bartlett. She d. May 
24, 1901. Child: 
i. Truman Ransom, b. May 26, 1886. While yet a minor he suddenly 

left home, and when heard from several years later was found to 

be in Dakota in the lumber business. 

5. George B.' Walker (Moses^ Peters Moses^ Obadiah-^ Thomas^^) b. 

Aug. 29, 1841; m. Feb. 12, 1867, Loretta Jackson, dau. of Newton 
and EUeli (Chapman) Jackson. She was b. Oct. 30, 1846. They rem. 
to Claremont. Their children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. John J., b. Sept. 14, 1871; d. May 23, 1888. 

ii. Homer Newton, b. Oct. 11, 1878; m. Dec. 25, 1902, Cora A. Stone, 
dau. of Alvin B. and Miranda (Keyes) Stone. Child: a son, b. 

Dec. 4, 1903. 

6. Martin Lj Walker (Moses^ Peter^ Moses^ Obadiah^-^ Thomas'-^) h. 

Feb. 14, 1845; m. July 29, 1866, Ehzabeth M. Bailey, formerly of North- 
field, Vt., and dau. of , b. April 27, 1847; d. Nov. 27, 1903. Mr. 

Walker has been Dea. of the Congregational Church for many years and 
is highly esteemed by his townsmen. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Louis B., b. June 26, 1867; d. Oct. 15, 1875. 

ii. Clarence C, b. Feb. 15, 1870. Graduated Kimball Union Acad- 
emy, class 1894; Dartmouth College in 1898. The same year he 
enlisted and was mustered into the U. S. service in the Spanish 
War where he served till Oct. 13, 1898, when he was honorably 
discharged at Lexington, Ky. He was the only man from Cor- 
nish that sei-ved in the Spanish War. Studied medicine in Bal- 
timore, Md., and Wasliington, D. C, and then received the 
degree of M.D. from the Columbian University in 1901. Was 
licensed to practice in the District of Columbia in 1902. Was 


also employed in Washington in compiling the 12th census, 1900 
to 1903. Resigned and accepted a position as medical examiner 
in the Pension Office from 1903 to 1907. Resigning this, he 
accepted a position in the Bureau of Animal Industry, Dept. 
of Agriculture. Was professor of Pathology and Histology in 
the U. S. College of Veterinarian Surgeons of Washington, from 
1903 to 1907. He m. at Baltimore June 1, 1901, Miss Lilly 
B. Bert of Baltimore and New York City. 

8. iii. Robert W., b. July 15, 1871. 

9. iv. Arthur M., b. Nov. 19, 1873. 

V. Amy L., b. Oct. 25, 1875. She m. Dec. 19, 1895, William French of 

Plainfield, where she resides. 
\'i. Lucia E., twin, b. April 8, 1877. 
vii. Lizzie J., twin, b. April 8, 1877. 
viii. Walter E., b. July 1, 1878. M. Aug. 29, 1899, Ella S. Cross, dau. 

of Horace G. P. and Maria (Read) Cross. She d. July 7, 1901. 

One child, b. June 27, 1901; m. second, Oct. 5, 1904, Alice Sheehy 

of N. Y. Res. in Plainfield. 
ix. Herman L., b. Sept. 22, 1881. 
X. Ina J., b. Nov. 10, 1883; m. March 2, 1904, James B. Chadbourne, 

of Cornish. 
xi. Grover H., b. Oct. 9, 1885. 
xii. Zelia D., b. Oct. 11, 1888. 

7. Melvin a. 8 Walker {Moses'', Peter', Moses^; Obadiah*-^ Thomas*-^) b. 

Oct. 10, 1847. Spent some years in Cal., returning to Plainfield; he 
m. May 11, 1880, Mrs. Lydia Ann (Cole) Symonds of Cornish, dau. of 
Dan W. and Philena A. (Spencer) Cole. Res. (1902) in Cornish, near 
Claremont line. He d. Nov. 14, 1909. Child: 

i. Stella E., b. Feb. 5, 1889; m. 1909, George A. Young of Cornish. 

8. Robert W.» Walker (Martin L.«, Moses'', Peter^, Moses^, Obadiah*-», 

Thomas^^) b. July 15, 1871; m. Nov. 12, 1891, Sarah Marcott of Cornish, 
dau. of Lewis and Mary (Emery) Marcott. Their children, b. in Cornish: 

i. Carlton W., b. Nov. 13, 1892. 

ii. Martin L., b. Aug. 12, 1894. 

iii. A son, b. in Claremont, June 19, 1899. 

•. Arthur M.' Walker (Martin L.», Moses', Peter^, Moses^, Obadiah*-», 
Thomasi-y) h. Nov. 19, 1873; m. Oct. 24, 1894, Lula Bixby of Cambridge, 
Vt., b. Nov. 23, 1877, dau. of Charles and Georgiana (Buzzell) Bixby. 
Children, b. in Cornish: 

i. Ruth L., b. Aug. 2, 1896. 

ii. Ralph Arthur, b. June 25, 1898. 

iii. Maude Estella, b. Aug. 5, 1899. 

iv. Mattie Olla, b. Sept. 20, 1901. 


Orren Walker, b. Dec. 6, 1867, came from Croydon to Cornish in the spring 
of 1901. He belongs to the same Uneage as others of the name in 
town; his grandfather, Joab Walker, being a brother of Peter Walker, 
the ancestor ot the other Cornish Walkers. He settled on the Fletcher 
place in the "Hempyard," so called. He m. Jan. 9, 1896, Ina Corliss, 
b. June 25, 1877. One child: 
i. Asa Obadiah, b. Jan. 26, 1897. 


George, son of Ichabod and Mary (Anise) Watson, was b. in Thetford, Vt., 
about 1798. He m. Martha Carlton of Vershire, Vt. Came to Cor- 
nish in 1842, living at the Flat. Rem. to Concord in 1845, where he d. 
some years afterwards. His wid. d. in Boston, Dec. 7, 1885, aged 80. 
Their children were: 

i. Carlton, b. about 1825; m. . Had two sons. 

ii. Martha Ann, b. 1827; d. July 22, 1851, aged 24. 

ill. Rhoda, b. 1830; m. Hill of Concord. Had one child. 

John, a brother of George, b. in Thetford, Vt., July 11, 1802; m. Sept., 1829, 
Helena Moore, dau. of James and Eunice (Moore) Moore. She was b. 
Dec. 11, 1803, in Thetford, and d. in Manchester April 17, 1886, aged 
83, and was buried in New Haven, Conn. They came to Cornish about 
the time his brother George came; lived on the Flat. He was a black- 
smith, and received an injury from a hot iron which finally resulted in 
his death. Was a devoted Baptist. He d. July 8, 1844. His death 
was one of ecstatic joy, for, 

"Jesus can make a dying bed. 
Feel soft as downy pillows are." 
This event left a deep impression upon many. 
"To earth and friends adieu. 
My Father calls me home." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

i. William M., b. Jan. 28, 1831; m. 1854, Sarah DarUng of New York 
City. Had four children, three dying young. Rem. to Georgia 
where she d. Soon after this all trace of him was lost. 
ii. Helena Jerusha, b. Jan. 5, 1833; m. Sept. 15, 1856, George L. Wood- 
ford of Winsted, Conn., where they res. Have had four chil- 
dren. Shed. Aug. 29, 1901. 
iii. John Cyrus, b. Aug. 29, 1835; m. June 15, 1863, Ellen Jane Law- 
rence of Windsor, Vt. He was a prominent man in New Haven, 
Conn., where he lived. He d. Aug. 10, 1910. They had four 
children : 

1. Fannie Louise, b. Windsor, Vt., May 28, 1864. 

2. Grace Burke, b. Springfield, Mass., Jan. 9, 1869. 

3. William Lawrence, b. New Haven, Conn., June 27, 1876. 

4. Sophia Helen, b. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 6, 1877. 


iv. CoRALiNN, b. Dec. 18, 1838; m. and rem. to California. 

V. Cordelia, b. July 16, 1841. M. June 18, 1858, in Thetford, Vt., 

Jerry S. Williams of Thetford. Had three cliildren. Res. in 



Joseph! Weld came from England in 1638 and settled in Plymouth, Mass. 
He had a son, John', b. Oct. 28, 1623, who had a son Joseph', b. Sept. 
13, 1650, who had a son Johns b. Aug. 19, 1689. He had a son Moses^, 
b. March 27, 1722. He m. first, Dec. 6, 1748, Elizabeth Holbrook, b. 
Jan. 13, 1727; d. July 11, 1763; m. second, July 11, 1764, Deborah 
Faulkner, b. Aug. 26, 1735; d. July 31, 1828. Had six children by each 
wife, all b. before coming to town. In advanced life he and Deborah 
came to Cornish, where they spent the remainder of their lives. He d. 
May 10, 1806. Cliildren by EUzabeth Holbrook: 

i. Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1750. Lived in Barnston, Canada, where she 
d. Oct. 14, 1804. 

2. ii. John, b. Jan. 3, 1752. 

iii. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1754; m. March 6, 1777, Dea. Josiah Stone of 
Cornish. Eight children. (See Stone.) She d. Oct. 26, 1794. 

3. iv. Moses, b. Jan. 15, 1757. 

v. Walter, b. April 24, 1761; m. Dec. 11, 1783, Lucy Carpenter. 
Nine children. He d. at Plattsburg, N. Y., a soldier, in Dec, 

vi. Nehemiah, b. June 30, 1763; d. July 11, 1763. 

Cliildren by Deborah Faulkner: 

vii. Timothy, b. Aug. 4, 1765; m. first, Sally Hammond. Five chil- 
dren. She d. June 4, 1813; m. second, Abigail Gifford and by 
her had four children. 

viii. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 31, 1768; and d. April 21, 1835, aged 67, Never 
m. Was the historian of the Weld family. At his decease he 
bequeathed to the Baptist Church the sum of $1,200 on con- 

4. ix. Chester, b. Aug. 27, 1769. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1772; m. Moses Stone. Two children. She 

d. July 20, 1805. 
xi. Deborah, b. Oct. 16, 1774; d. Nov. 20, 1795. 

5. xii. Peleg, b. July 7, 1780. 

2. Dea. Johns Weld {Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John^, Joseph'^) was b. Jan. 
4, 1752; m. Nov. 26, 1778, Deborah Plympton, b. Oct. 17, 1757; d. Sept. 
10, 1830. He d. Jan. 22, 1834, aged 82. He was a thrifty farmer, a 
devout Baptist and a deacon of that church. He gave $500 to it in its 
early liistory, beside other gifts. He built the large brick house in 
1812, afterwards owned by the town where their poor were kept. It 
is now owned and occupied by Freeman A. Johnson. Children, all 
b. in Cornish: 


i. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 5, 1779; m. April 11, 1805, Walter Jackson of 
Cornish (his second wife). Five children. (See Jackson.) 
She d. Sept. 11, 1855, aged 76. 

6. ii. Daniel, b. May 27, 1781. 

iii. Ltjcinda, b. Oct. 1, 1783. Never m.; d. April 20, 1868, aged 84. 

7. iv. John, b. Aug. 20, 1785. 

8. V. WiLLARD, b. Nov. 22, 1787. 

vi. Moses, b. Sept. 22, 1789; d. April 9, 1879. 

9. vii. Horace, b. Feb. 20, 1792. 

viii. Eben, b. May 7, 1794. Was killed in battle at Williamsburg, 

Canada, Nov. 11, 1813. 
ix. Milton, b. Nov. 26, 1796; d. Jan. 6, 1831. 

\. Mosess Weld {Moses\ John*, Joseph^, John^, Joseph^) was b. Jan. 15, 
1757; m. May 17, 1781, Miriam Harding. He was an eminent singer 
and chorister. Mr. Weld had been a Revolutionary soldier. After 
coming to Cornish he was town clerk a number of years. A worthy 
member of the Baptist Church, also its Dea. many years. A record 
says he and his wife rem. to Morristown, Vt., where they both d. He d. 
June 22, 1839. His wid. d. June 26, 1845. Cliildren (Nine girls and 
no boys) : 

i. Lucy, b. Feb. 22, 1782. 

ii. Miriam, b. Sept. 17, 1784; m. Feb. 13, 1807, Earle Westgate. Seven 

children. (See Westgate.) 
iii. Anne, b. Aug. 27, 1786; m. Jan. 17, 1811, Jedediah Bingham of 

Cornish. Five children. (See Bingham.) She d. . 

iv. Achsa, b. Jan. 28, 1788; m. Joseph Hadley. Three children, 
v. Cynthia, b. May 17, 1790. 

vi. Gratia, b. April 21, 1791; m. , Abraham Hadley. Six children. 

vii. Betsey, b. June 18, 1794; m. James Earle. Five children. 

viii. Hannah, b. Sept. 17, 1796. 

Lx. Matilda, b. April 14, 1801; m. Moses Terrill. One son, Moses W. 

b. Oct. 2, 1826. 


Chester' Weld {Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John"-, Joseph^) was b. Aug. 27, 
1769; m. first, Dec. 14, 1800, Peninnah Comings of Cornish, dau. of 
Benjamin^ and Mary (Cooper) Comings; b. June 20, 1777; and d. May 
11, 1810. He m. second, Dec. 5, 1811, Mehitable Pike, b. Aug. 30, 
1774. He d. May 21, 1820. Cliildren by Peninneh: 

i. Moses Faxjlkner, b. Feb. 8, 1803; m. Sept. 16, 1830, Pamelia 

Hazeltine. One child. 
ii. Newton, b. Dec. 23, 1804; m. June 28, 1827, Anna Austin, b. Nov. 

21, 1808. 
iii. Chester, b. April 21, 1807; m. July 10, 1837, Mary E. Briggs. Five 

iv. Sukey, b. Aug. 28, 1809; m. Oct. 21, 1838, Adna Tenney. Two 



Children by Mehitable Pike: 

V. Peninneh, b. Aug. 31, 1812. 
vi. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 5, 1814. 
vii. Gratia, b. Nov. 7, 1816. 

5. Pelegs Weld (Moses^, Johni, Joseph', John^, Joseph^) b. July 7, 1780, in 

Sturbridge, Mass., youngest son of Moses and Deborah (Faulkner) 
Weld; m. April 27, 1808, Patty Foster, dau. of Israel and Susanna 
(Bruce) Foster, b. April 10, 1791; and d. Dec. 21, 1834. They came to 
Cornish about 1814, where they spent the rest of their lives. He d. 
Aug. 30, 1853. Their first tliree children were b. in Dummerston, Vt., 
the rest in Cornish : 

i. Susanna, b. Jan. 26, 1809; d. April 16, 1814. 

10. ii. John, b. Oct. 2, 1811. 

iii. Lucy, b. May 30, 1813; d. March 25, 1841. 

iv. Susanna B., b. March 15, 1815; d. Sept. 15, 1836. 

V. Katharine F., b. Sept. 30, 1816; m. Geo. Bugbee of Bridgewater, 

vi. William Pitt, b. May 24, 1818; m. , Mary Jones of N. Y. 

Lived several years in town and kept the hotel near Windsor 
bridge and afterwards rem. to Claremont, where he d. Juty 19, 
1889. She d. Feb. 14, 1894. They had two daughters both b. 
in Claremont. (By request their records are withheld.) 

vii. Pamelia, b. Jan. 12, 1820; d. Nov. 19, 1842. 

11. viii. Israel Foster, b. Sept. 2, 1822. 

ix. Cornelia A., b. April 15, 1823; m. May 28, 1845, Horace L. Bart- 

lett of Cornish. Two children. (See Bartlett.) D. May 12, 

X. Martha W., b. March 27, 1825; m. Oct. 8, 1850, Luke Atwood; res. 

chiefly in Bridgewater and Barnard, Vt. One child, d. Jan. 

14, 1897. 
xi. Needham a., b. Dec. 24, 1828; m. , Sarah Felch; res. a while 

in Cornish and then in Piermont, N. H., where he d. Jan. 30, 

xii. Sarah L., b. May 16, 1834; and d. Feb. 7, 1835. 

6. Daniel? Weld (John', Moses^, John*, Joseph'^, John^, Joseph) b. May 27, 

1781; m. , Lydia Fuller of Enosburg, Vt., b. June 6, 1784; d. Nov. 

6, 1846. Lived on the old homestead now (1903) owned by Freeman 
A. Johnson. A farmer. He d. Sept. 13, 1851. Children, all b. in 
Cornish except the first two: 

i. John Fuller, b. Berkshire, Vt., Dec. 11, 1808; m. a Mormon wid. 
at Nauvoo, 111., where as a physician he practiced and spent 
his life. 

12. ii. Daniel, b. in Berksliire, Vt., Nov. 20, 1810. 

iii. Moses, b. Jan. 18, 1813; m. May 14, 1846, OUve Comstock of Edin- 
burg. Me. Several children. Res., Greenbush, Me. 


iv. Eben, b. Jan. 4, 1815. Went west and all trace of him was lost. 

After several years he was reported "drowned in Oregon." 
V, Martin, b. Oct. 15, 1817. A blacksmith and lived in Groton, Vt. 

Three children, 
vi. Charles Stevens, b. May 5, 1819. He never m. A teacher for 

years in Mass. and in Baltimore, Md. Lived after this chiefly 

in Greenbush, Me., with his brother Moses. He d. Sept. 25, 


7, John' Weld {John^, Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John^, Joseph^) was b. Aug. 

20, 1785; m. Aug. 26, 1811, Mary HilUard of Cornish, eldest dau. of 
Amos Avery and Sarah (Huggins) Hilliard, b. Dec. 9, 1794; d. March 
12, 1862. A farmer and lived on the farm since owned and occupied 
by Levi R. Dole. The last few years of his life he lived on the old 
homestead on the hill. He d. Dec. 3, 1867. Children, all b. in Cor- 

i. Harvey, b. Feb. 9, 1812. Went west; died young, unm. 

ii. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1814; m. Nov. 9, 1837, Aurin Johnson of Cornish. 

Tlu-ee children. (See Johnson.) She d. June 26, 1874. 
iii. Eliza, b. Jan. 15, 1816; m. — — , Lorenzo Morrison. Lived chiefly 

in Claremont. Two children; d. Aug. 21, 1884, in Cornish. 

13. iv. George Washington, b. Dec. 28, 1817. 

V. Chester Franklin, b. Jan. 23, 1820; m. , Annette Tenny of 

Windsor, Vt. Three children. An engineer; d. Sept. 21, 1887, 
in Lowell, Mass. 

\Ti. SoPHRONiA, b. March 18, 1822; d. April 7, 1881. Never m. 

vii. Deborah P., b. Oct. 17, 1824; m. April 15, 1852, William C. Smith 
of Cornish. Three children. (See Smith.) She d. . 

viii. John A., b. May 19, 1827; m. Oct. 12, 1853, Maria A. Smith of Green- 
bush, Mass. Two children. A silver plater. Went west in 
1867; and d. June 14, 1875, in Brighton, 111. 

14. ix. Hiram M., b. April 12, 1831. 

X. Harvey, 2d, b. Feb. 17, 1837; m. April 23, 1871, Isabel Horner of 
Lowell, Mass. One child. A plumber. Was a soldier in the 
6th Regt., Mass. Vols.; d. in Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Mass., 
Nov. 12, 1903. 

8, Willard' W^eld {John^, Moses^, John*, Joseph', John'', Joseph^) b. Nov. 

22, 1787; m. Jan. 26, 1824, Alice Luther of Cornish, dau. of Caleb and 
Rebecca (Brown) Luther, b. Sept. 7, 1792; d. Feb. 3, 1869. He was a 
farmer and always lived in town. He d. March 13, 1871, aged 83. 
Children, all b. in town: 

15. i. Henry A., b. Oct. 23, 1826. 

ii. LuciNDA Jane, b. May 9, 1831; m. June 27, 1868, Samuel M. Sher- 
burne of Cornish (second wife). No issue. D. April 11, 1896. 

16. iii. Albert, b. June 28, 1836. 


9. Horace' Weld {John'', Moses^, John\ Joseph', Johii'^, Joseph) b. Feb. 

20, 1792; m. Oct. 7, 1816, Huldah Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Lieut. 
Eleazer and Huldah (Dresser) Jackson, b. Dec. 29, 1795; and d. Nov. 
15, 1847. He was a tanner and harness maker, also hotel keeper on the 
Flat several years. He gave the land whereon the Baptist Church now 
stands. He d. April 5, 1859. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

17. i. George, b. Dec. 13, 1817. 

ii. Horace Plympton, b. March 21, 1821; m. , Martha Chase of 

Cornish, dau. of Theodore and Judith (Bryant) Chase, b. April 
13, 1820. They had four children: 1. Blanche. 2. Bertha. 
3. Martha. 4. A son. He enhsted in the 11th Mass. Vols., 
and d. by accident while in service. 

iii. Louisa Maria, b. May 11, 1822; never m. She d. June 3, 1850. 

iv. Charles Dresser, b. May 5, 1824; m. , Phebe — •. Four 

children. Lived in Boston, where he d. . 

v. Hiram B., b. Jan. 8, 1826; d. March 26, 1827. 

10. John' Weld {Peleg', Moses^, John\ Joseph^, Johm, Joseph^) h. Oct. 2, 

1811, in Dummerston, Vt. Came to town with his parents when three 
years of age. M. Sept. 17, 1844, Anna F. Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of 
Jolui and Polly (Wilhams) Bartlett; b. Dec. 22, 1819; and d. Oct. 4, 
1898. He was possessed of a very retentive memory and sound judg- 
ment, and was much respected. Was a tanner, shoemaker, also a 
farmer. He d. Jan. 25, 1899, aged 87. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Eliza, b. July 18, 1845; m. first, March 1, 1866, Lorenzo Bird; m. 

second, Nov. 20, 1879, Barney, who d. Feb. 22, 1899. 

No children. Res. in E. Alstead. 
ii, Fred D., b. April 23, 1850. Lives in Brattleboro, Vt., where he is 

in the employ of the Estey Organ Co. 
iii. Edna L., b. June 11, 1853; was killed by a fall July 4, 1856. (See 


18. iv. Frank E., b. May 23, 1859. 

11. Israel Foster' Weld {Peleg\ Moses^, John^, Joseph', John', Joseph^) b. 

Sept. 2, 1821; m. May 2, 1854, Susan J. Maynard, dau. of Daniel F. 
and Polly (Newhall) Maynard of Claremont. He res. chiefly in 
Claremont. Employed in paper mill. He d. April 28, 1864. Chil- 

i. Emma Geneive, b. March 9, 1855; d. July 19, 1857. (See 

ii. Stella Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1856; m. Sept. 12, 1876, George W. Jewett 

of Claremont. 
iii. Jennie Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1858; m. June 8, 1893, J. W. Estabrook 

of Leominster, Mass. 
iv. Foster Maynard, b. Oct. 11, 1861; unm. In trade in Leominster, 



12. Daniels Weld {Daniel'', John^, Moses^, John\ Joseph^, John^, Joseph^) 

was b. in Berkshire, Vt., Nov. 20, 1810; m. , Mary Harlow of Cor- 
nish, adopted dau. of Robert and Charity (Barrows) Harlow, b. Jan. 
14, 1814; d. Sept. 25, 1858. He d. Dec. 2, 1848. Children: 

i. A child unnamed, d. Oct. 28, 1838, aged four weeks. 

ii. AcHSA Jane, b. Aug. 26, 1839; m. Nov. 21, 1861, David L. Wood of 
Hancock, a soldier of the Civil War, who d. in the service July 
9, 1863. She is living (1904) in Cambridge, Mass. No children. 

iii. Austin Fuller, b. Sept. 8, 1841. Adopted by his uncle (Fuller) for 
whom he had been named, and his name changed to Austin 
Weld Fuller; m. April 25, 1867, Mary Robbins of Washington, 
N. C. No cliildren. A soldier of the Civil War, enlisting from 
Vt. Lives in St. Albans, Vt., in the furniture business twenty- 
five yeai's, also postmaster under President Harrison. 

iv. Lydia Fuller, b. June 21, 1843; m. first, Jan. 1, 1866, Frank M. 
Cummings of Hancock. He d. Feb. 14, 1869. One child. She 
m. second, Nov. 27, 1884, Noyes B. Herrick, Ashburnham, 
Mass. No issue. 

13. George W.s Weld {Johw-f, Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John^, Joseph) was b. 

Nov. 28, 1817; m. Oct. 13, 1844, Nancy Moore, formerly of Lyman, 
b. April 17, 1822; d. Jan. 7, 1895. In March, 1863, they rem. to 
Brighton, 111., where they spent the rest of their lives. WTiile in Cornish 
he was selectman several years. Was a farmer both in N. H. and 111. 
He d. March 8, 1903. Children: 

i. Addie a., b. in Cornish, Oct. 1, 1845; m. Dec. 30, 1880, in Brighton, 
111., Joseph C. Greely, formerly of Lyndon, Vt. 

ii. James M., b. Cornish, May 27, 1847; unm. 

iii. Edson M., b. Cornish, May 30, 1850; unm. 

iv. Emily M., b. Cornish, Aug. 23, 1852; m. March 18, 1879, John E. 
Sweetser. One dau. 

v. George W., Jr., b. Brighton, Aug. 26, 1864; d. July 14, 1865. 

vi. Minnie A., b. Brighton, Feb. 8, 1868; m. Aug. 20, 1891, Samuel D. 
Eddington. Three daus. 

14. Hiram M.s Weld (John''-^, Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John^, Joseph^) was b. 

April 12, 1831; m. first, Oct. 3, 1860, Ahce M. Hamblet, dau. of Daniel 
and Eliza (Spaulding) Hamblet, b. Dec. 20, 1832; and d. March 20, 
1881. Before his m. he spent a few years in Cal., acquiring a love for 
that section which seemed inherited by his children as several of them 
have tried their fortunes there. He lived on his return in the stone house 
built by Mr. Hamblet. A farmer and butcher. He m. second, Jan. 
17, 1888, Nellie M. Gillingham. No issue. She d. Feb. 13, 1890. He 
d. May 8, 1901, in Claremont. Children, all by Alice and b. in Cornish: 

i. Lizzie A., b. Aug. 23, 1861. Lives in Cal.; m. March 6, 1883, Alden 



ii. Hattie a., b. June 11, 1863; m. July 8, 1883, William D. Dow of 
Cornish. She d. in Cal., Sept. 12, 1889. No issue. 
19. iii. Daniel Hamblet, b. May 28, 1864. 

iv. Fred Hewett, b. April 14, 1865. Settled in Cal.; m. Dec. 25, 1890. 
Two children in 1895. 

V. Katie, b. Aug. 21, 1866; d. Sept. 9, 1866. 

vi. Ada May, b. Jan. 8, 1871. Lives in Cal. 

Henry A. Weld, 

15. Henry A.^ Weld {Willard'', John^, Moses^, John\ Joseph^, John"-, Joseph^) 
b. Oct. 23, 1826; m. April 15, 1852, Eliza Ann Norris, dau. of Philo and 
Angeline (Stone) Norris, b. Sept. 6, 1829; d. Jan. 4, 1907. A farmer 
owning and occupying (1903) the Jonathan Chase estate overlooking 
Windsor and the Connecticut river. He d. Oct. 22, 1907. Children, 
all b. in Cornish: 

20. i. Frank H., b. Feb. 19, 1853. 

ii. Angie Eliza, b. Feb. 8, 1857; m. Nov. 19, 1879, Benj. T. Harlow 

This is the first minister's house, built for Rev. J as. Welhnan about 1769. 

Baptist Parsonage, Cornish Flat. 

Residence of F. N. Weld. 




then of Cornish. Lives in Chiremont. One child, Ruth, b. 
July 13, 1886. 
Fred Norris, b. Jan. 22, 1866; m.Feb. 13, 1907, AdeUa M. Sharpe. 
Their first child, a dau., was b. May 16, 1908. Selectman 1909-10. 

16. Alberts Weld {Willard'', John\ Moses^, John*, Joseph^, John'', Joseph^) 
was b. June 28, 1836; m. Dec. 4, 1867, Lucy C. Comings of Cornish, 

Ivan C. Weld. 

dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca (Westgate) Comings, b. March 8, 1843. 

A farmer and lived on the homestead of his father till ,jwhen he 

sold his farm and rem. to the Flat. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Charles Henry, b. Oct. 14, 1868. A prosperous farmer. 

ii. Ivan Comings, b. June 2, 1873. He early became interested and pro- 
ficient in dairy work. After much experience in creamery work, 
he became head of the dairy dept. of the N. H. Agricultural 
College and Experiment Station at Durham, which position he 


held six years. After this he became dairy investigator for the 
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture at Washington, D. C, which position 
he still holds. He is active and successful in improving the milk 
supplies of cities in all parts of the country. Has travelled ex- 
tensively, both in the U. S. and western Europe, observing dairy 
conditions and seeking their improvement. He m. June 14, 
1905, Lena B. Rowley. They have one child: Ruth, b. Feb. 
1, 1910. Res. in Washington, D. C. 
iii. Lucy Jane, b. May 19; 1876; d. Aug. 4, 1889. 

17. Georges Weld {Horace'', John*, Moses^, John*, Joseph', John"-, Joseph) 

was b. Dec. 13, 1817; m. April 9, 1843, Maria Chase of Cornish, dau. of 
Theodore and Judith (Bryant) Chase, b. Nov. 18, 1821; d. Sept. 9. 
1894. For many years a teacher of schools in N. H. and Mass. Served 
as drum major in the home militia, hence received the title of major. 
He d. Jan. 6, 1883. Children: 

i. Frances Maria, b. Jan. 11, 1844; d. Sept. 8, 1847. 

ii. Sarah Abbie, b. Feb. 16, 1846; m. July 20, 1862, Charles N. Hilliard 

of Cornish. Three children. (See Hilliard.) She d. Oct. 16, 
- iii. Louis Edward, b. Nov. 12, 1848; m. July 10, 1873, Hattie E. Bailey 

of Cornish, dau. of Andrew and Sarah (McCallister) Bailey, 

b. May 28, 1859; d. May 13, 1892. No children, 
iv. Louisa Maria, b. Feb. 19, 1852; m. Jan. 7, 1874, Nathan E. Bugbee 

then of Windsor, Vt. Lives in Fitchburg, Mass. 
V. Ida May, b. Nov. 29, 1854; d. Aug. 16, 1856. 
vi. Frances Ida, b. June 3, 1857; m. March 15, 1879, Fred D. Wiley. 

No children. She d. April 26, 1882. 
vii. Georgiana, b. Dec. 31, 1859; m. Dec. 31, 1884, Seth R. Cole (second 

wife) then of Cornish. One child. (See Cole.) She d. in 

Claremont, April 27, 1896. 
viii. Martha Etta, b. Oct. 26, 1862. 
ix. George, Jr., b. May 1, 1865; d. Dec. 1, 1869. 
X. Nellie Judith, b. Aug. 26, 1867; m. March 5, 1889, Will E. Putnam 

of Claremont. Two children. She d. Dec. 12, 1903, in Bing- 

hamton, N. Y., where they had recently settled. 

18. FrankE.sWeld (John'', Peleg^, Moses^, John\ Joseph^, John^, Joscp/ti) was 

b. May 23, 1859; m. Sept. 13, 1887, Mabel Nora Mace, b. Dec. 13, 
1868. Lived in Cornish till 1900, and then rem. to Arctic, R. I. Have 
recently rem. to Charlestown. A farmer and worker in leather, also a 
florist. One child: 

i. Oscar Deane, b. Aug. 22, 1894. 

19. Daniel H.» Weld {Hiram^, Johiv-^ Moses^, John*, Joseph*, John"-, Joseph) 

was b. May 28, 1864. Lives in the stone house built by his grandfather, 
A farmer and butcher; m. Sept. 4, 1894, Lizzie M. Sturtevant of Cor- 
nish. Children, all b. in town: 


i. Ada Alice, b. Dec. 30, 1896. 

ii. Ruth May, b. Feb. 11, 1899. 

iii. A son, b. Oct. 31, 1903. 

iv. A dau., b. July 8, 1905. 

V. A dau., b. March 21, 1907, and d. the same day. 

vi. A son, b. July 11, 1908. 

20. Frank H.» Weld {Henry A.», Willard^, John', Moses^ John*, Joseph*, 
Johns Joseph^) was b. Feb. 19, 1853; m. first, Oct. 23, 1877, Juha E. 
Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Edwin P. and EmeUne (Wood) Bartlett, b. 
Nov. 19, 1855; and d. Sept. 4, 1884; m. second, March 24, 1886, Ada H. 
HiUiard of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Bryant) HilHard, b. July 
22, 1855. Cliildren: one by each wife, and b. in Cornish: 

i. Aoa E., b. June 3, 1882; m. March 7, 1905, Oscar Lewis of Randolph, 

ii. Henry Hilliard, b. Feb. 21, 1892. 

Walter Weld, a son of Moses and Elizabeth (Holbrook) Weld, was b. April 
24, 1761; m. Dec. 11, 1783, Lucy Carpenter. It is said they had nine 
cliildren, but the first seven only are found on record. He enlisted in 
the War of 1812; and d. at Plattsburg, N. Y., Dec, 1813. Children all 
b. in Cornish: 

i. Bela, b. Dec. 14, 1784. 

ii. Sarah, b. May 1, 1786. 

iii. Lucy, b. Jan. 29, 1788. 

iv. Timothy, b. Feb. 26, 1790. 

V. Walter, Jr., b. June 27, 1791. 

vi. Zebina, b. May 22, 1793. 

vii. Chester, b. Dec. 27, 1794. 


Rev. James Wellman was b. in Lynn End, now Lynnfield, Mass., May 10, 
1723. Was a graduate of Harvard, in class of 1744. He was the ances- 
tor of all the name who have since Uved in town. His first settlement 
in the ministry occurred Oct. 7, 1747, when he was ordained over the 
Second Cong. Church in Sutton, Mass. The church was newly organ- 
ized with a membership of seventy and gave a promise of a useful career. 
He, however, served the church but thirteen years. His connection 
with the church had not been pleasant, especially during his last years, 
and his ministry had been prosecuted under considerable difficulty, 
owing to differences that had arisen between him and his people. A 
council was summoned which recommended his resignation. He 
accordmgly resigned and was dismissed July 22, 1760. Mr. Wellman 
was a man of high moral tone, inflexible and outspoken in all matters 
of conscience, which frequently contributed to ahenation of affection 
between him and liis people. A man of great ability, a fine scholar for 


his time, excelling in knowledge of the Hebrew language. During the 
first three years after the settlement of Cornish the people had no settled 
preacher among them and they began to hunger for the preached word. 
On the 14th of April, 1768, they called a meeting of the town to take 
action about settling a minister among them. The meeting occurred 
on the 28th following. At this meeting they voted to extend a call to 

Rev. James Wellman. 

First Settled Minister in Comishi— 1768. 

Rev. James Wellman to settle among them, and chose a committee to 
carry out their wishes, and to make arrangements with Mr. Wellman. 
He accepted their call, came to Cornish and was installed as "minister 
and pastor of the church and towns of Cornish and Windsor, Sept. 29, 
1768." He was therefore the first gospel preacher of the first church 
gathered in town. (See Cong. Church History.) After this, in 1792, 
he received the degree of A.M. from Dartmouth College. He repre- 
sented the town five years in the legislature, 1789-93. 










During the early part of his ministry in Sutton, he m. Nov. 8, 1750, 
Sarah Barnard, who was b. in Watertown, Mass., July 11, 1729; and d. 
in Cornish Jan. 27, 1814. He d. Dec. 18, 1808, aged 85. Both were 
buried in town. The first seven of their children were b. in Sutton and 
the rest in Cornish : 

Sarah, b. June 20, 1752; m. Jan. 16, 1776, Nathaniel Dustm. They 
lived in Cornish, and had eight children. (See Dustin.) She 
d. June 21, 1803. 

James, b. July 30, 1754. 

Isaac, b. Feb. 4, 1757. 

Solomon, b. Dec. 8, 1758. 

Joshua, 1st, b. Nov. 16, 1760; d. Nov. 29, 1760. 

Martha, b. Aug. 11, 1763; m. first. May 27, 1781, Dr. Ebenezer 
Wright of Plainfield. They buried an infant son in town, 
Loammi, who d. July 20, 1785. Dr. Wright lived near Cornish 
line and practiced in both towns. He d. Oct. 28, 1798. His 
wid. m. second, Dec. 30, 1802, Barnabas Tisdale, a law>'er, who 
d. in 1860. She d. Nov. 6, 1839. 
vii. Joshua, 2d, b. May 24, 1766. He was a physician and practiced 

awhUe in Cornish. He d. unm. June 20, 1806. 
viii. Lemuel, b. Jan. 3, 1770, in Cornish; m. Esther Steele Russell of 
Piermont. He was a physician at Piermont and had great suc- 
cess m curing the "black fever." He d. at Warner, Vt., Nov. 
14, 1815. 
ix. Barnard, b. March 9, 1773, in Cornish; d. April 7, 1773, 

2. James= Wellman (James^) was b. July 30, 1754; m. March 30, 1788, 

Althea Ripley of Cornish, dau. of William and Lydia (Brewster) Ripley, 
b. in Windham, Conn., Jan. 11, 1761; d. Oct. 15, 1841. Mr. Wellman 
d. Nov. 28, 1841. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

5. i. James Ripley, b. Feb. 21, 1789. 

ii. Althea, b. Nov. 14, 1790; m. Nov. 30, 1815, Benjamin Comings of 
Cornish. Three children. (See Comings.) She d. Jan. 10, 
1879, at the home of her son Benj. Newton Comings in New 
Britain, Conn. 

iii. Lucy, b. March 7, 1794; m. Jan. 13, 1818, Joshua Wyman of Cornish. 
Four children. (See Wyman.) She d. Feb. 12, 1863. 

6. iv. Joshua Barnard, b. Feb. 10, 1797. 

3. Isaacs Wellman (James^) h. Feb. 4, 1757; m. Oct. 7, 1805, Mercy Colton 

of Grantham, dau. of ; b. in 1776; d. April 7, 1845. Mr. Wellman 

lived on the fann where Arthur Walker now res. This farm is a part 
of the land allotted the first settled minister in Cornish (Rev. James 
Wellman) and his son first went on to it and continued there. He d. 
Dec. 6, 1840. Children, two daughters, both b. in town: 

i. Gracia Adeline, b. Nov. 13, 1806; d. unm. March 1, 1840. 


ii. Eliza, b. March 6, 1809; m. July 19, 1849, Levi Nichols Barnard of 
Springfield, Vt. They had one son, Isaac. (See Barnard.) She 
d. Feb. 12, 1893, in Springfield, Vt. She was buried m Cornish. 

4. SoLOMON= Wellman (James') was b. Dec. 8, 1758; m. July 6, 1787, Molly 

Putnam of Cornish, dau. of Daniel and Anna (Chase) Putnam, b. 
March 30, 1769; d. Aug. 5, 1848. Mr. Wellman d. Jan. 21, 1841. 
They lived on the river road below Mr. Putnam's. Children, both b. 
in town: 

i. Solomon, Jr., b. Oct. 15, 1787; d. unm. Dae. 5, 1865. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec, 1790; d. unm., Dec. 28, 1864. 

5. James Ripley' Wellman (James^-O was b. Feb. 21, 1789; m. Sept. 22, 

1819, Phebe Wyman of Cornish, dau. of Joshua and Miriam (Richard- 
son) Wyman, b. Oct. 31, 1798; and d. May 6, 1885. She largely inher- 
ited the worthy traits of her excellent mother, was well informed and 
possessed great loveliness of character. He was a model farmer, retir- 
ing and unobtrusive, and a man of fine sense, of good ability and consist- 
ent piety. For many years he was Dea. of the Congregational Church. 
He d. Nov. 1, 1860. CMldren, all b. in town: 

i. Phebe Aurilla, b. July 13, 1820; m. Jan. 1, 1854, Alfred Hitchcock, 
M.D., of Fitchburg, Mass. She had four children: 1. Edward 
Wyman, b. Oct. 27, 1853; and d. Sept. 11, 1864. 2. James Rip- 
ley Wellman, b. July 3, 1857. 3. Henry Wellman, b. Sept. 5, 
1860; and d. April 3, 1862. 4. A child that d. in infancy. 
Phebe AurUla d. Nov. 28, 1862. 

ii. Joshua Wyman, b. Nov. 28, 1821. (See sketch.) 

iii. Mary Sophia, b. Dec. 20, 1823; d. Jan. 10, 1842. 

iv. Fidelia, b. Aug. 13, 1825; m. Sept. 16, 1856, Homer O. Hitchcock, 
M.D., a physician in Kalamazoo, Mich. Three cliildren: 1. 
Charles Wellman, b. July 26, 1858, a physician. 2. Albert 
Wellman, b. Jan. 19, 1861, a preacher. 3. Kate Aurilla Well- 
man, b. Dec. 16, 1863. 

V. Catharine Hamblet, b. May 31, 1827; never married; was an in- 
vahd; d. in Fitchburg, Mass., Jan. 24, 1893. 

vi. James Ripley, Jr., b. July 27, 1829; m. May 2, 1861, Louise H. Wood 
of Fitchburg, Mass. No children. Grad. Medical Dept., 
Dartmouth College in 1856. Attended medical lectures a 
year in Edinburgh and Paris. Began practice in Fitchburg, 
Mass. A brilliant career seemed opening before him when 
consumption brought all liis earthly prospects to a fatal termi- 
nation, July 25, 1861. 
7. vii. Albert Erasmus, b. Feb. 21, 1838. 

6. Joshua Barnard' Wellman (James^-^) was b. Feb. 10, 1797; m. Dec. 

18, 1827, Lucy Hough of Lebanon, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Hyde) 



Hough, b. Feb. 18, 1804; d. Feb. 28, 1891. Mr. Wellman was a Wghly 
respected and beloved citizen; quiet and unobtrusive. He was a model 
farmer. His help always considered themselves fortunate to be in his 
employ. Spent liis entu-e life in town, upon the farm owned by his 
father. He d. June 9, 1887. Children: 

Albert E. Wellman. 

(See sketch, page 406.) 

i. An infant son, that d. June 15, 1830. 

ii. Lucy, b. Aug. 31, 1833; m. Nov. 17, 1870, Jonathan Wyman of Cor- 
nish. Two children. (See Wyman.) 

iii. Horace Barnard, b. Nov. 14, 1838; m. Oct. 5, 1864, Caroline Ma- 
tilda Powers of Cornish, dau. of Larnard and Ruby (Barton) 
Powers, b. in 1837. After a few years they separated. He 
went to Mo. where he engaged in stock and grain growing. 
They had one child: Ada Powers, b. in Cornish, Oct. 5, 1867; 
m. Oct., 1895, Nelson Morgan of Springfield, where they res. 
Mr. Wellman d. March 22, 1909, in New York City. 


7. Albert Erasmus* Wellman (James RiplAj^, Jomes^-O wasb. Feb. 21, 1838, 
xn. Jan. 6, 1864, Emily D. Hall of Cornish, dau. of Dr. Lyman and Mary 
(Dodge) Hall, b. May 15, 1841. He was educated in the schools of 
Cornish and at Kimball Union Academy. He taught school in Mich- 
igan. His intention was to stud}^ medicine, but before he could realize 
this ambition he was called home bj' the ill-health of his father. His 
presence there was considered indispensable, and he gave up other plans 
to settle in Cornish and assume the care of his mother and invalid 
sister. He was an upright, well-beloved citizen, and his life was one 
of great unselfishness and devotion to duty. He was a prominent 
member of the Congregational Church, a member of the school board 
for several years, one of the board of selectmen 1885-87, and a repre- 
sentative in the N. H. legislature in 1889-90. His health faihng, he 
went to a hospital in Burlmgton, Vt., for treatment where he d. July 
18, 1892. (See photo on page 405.) Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. James Albert, b. May 4, 1867. (See sketch.) 

ii. Louise Caroline, b. AprU 10, 1871. A graduate of Northfield 
(Mass.) Seminary; Plymouth (X. H.) State Normal School; 
two years special course in RadclifTe College; has since taught in 
Littleton, N. H., Brookline, Mass.; Penn Charter School, Phil- 
adelphia, Pa.; is secretary of the State Normal School in Salem, 

iii. Clara Emily, b. Feb. 25, 1881 . A graduate of Littleton High School; 
Brookline (Mass.) High School; Framingham (Mass.) Normal 
School, supplemented by one year in RadcliiTe College. Has since 
taught in Fairhaven and Brockton, Mass. She m. Dec. 26, 
1908, LesUe Boynton Farr of Littleton, with res. in New York 
City. He is president of the Harlem Contracting Company. 


The Westgates of Plainfield and Cornish all trace to a common ancestry, 
who came from Tiverton, R. I. They chose mainly the town of Plainfield 
as their first place of settlement. 

Georges Westgate of Warwick, son of Robert and Sarah Westgate, was b. 
April 24, 1688; m. Oct. 5, 1727, Elizabeth Earl. Theu- children were: 

i. George, b. Sept. 16, 1728; m. July 6, 1761, Elizabeth Durfee of 
Tiverton, R. I. 

2. ii. John, b. Feb. 1, 1731. 

iii. Priscilla, b. Sept. 8, 1732; m. , Richard Borden, b. April 3, 

1733; and d. in 1788. 
iv. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1735. 

3. V. Earl, b. Feb. 26, 1736. 

2. John' Westgate {George^, Robert) was b. Feb. 1, 1731; m. June 6, 1756, 
Grace Church of Tiverton, R. I., a Uneal descendant of Col. Benjamin 


Church who was distinguished in King PhiUp's War. They lived in 
Tiverton and afterwards a few years in KiUingsly, Conn., and then came 
to Plainfield, in the winter of 1777-78. They came with an ox-sled, 
bringing all their goods and nine children with them. Spent the remain- 
der of their lives in Plainfield. She d. April 27, 1831. He d. Sept. 5, 
1821. Children: 

i. Betsey, b. 1758; m. Thomas Gates. She d. Dec. 19, 1798. 

ii. John, b. 1759; m. first, Bethena Coit; m. second. Amy Borden of 

iii. Lydia, b. 1761; m. Joseph Earl, her cousin. She d. July 12, 1814. 

4. iv. Earl, b. Nov. 26, 1764. 

V. Priscilla, b. 1766; m. April 2, 1795, Benj. Borden of Tiverton, R, I. 

She d. Aug. 6, 1849. 

vi. George, b. ; m. , Rhoda Borden of Tiverton. 

vii. William, b. ; m. , Martha P. Hyde. He, with his brother 

George, rem. to Marietta, Ohio, where they both d. George left 

six boys and William left two daus. 
viii. Mary, b. 1773; m. March 2, 1797, David Stevens, who was b. Nov. 

24, 1763; and d. Nov. 4, 1807. She d. Nov. 3, 1839. 

5. ix. Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1774. 

X. Benjamin, b. ; m. , Polly Chapman. Rem. west and had 

several children, 
xi. Hannah, b. 1784; m. Dec. 19, 1827, Turner Peterson. She d. Oct. 

4, 1858. 

3. Earls Westgate {George"^, Roherf^) was b. Feb. 26, 1736; m. , Ehza- 

beth Gifford. He was killed by lightning, but left one son: Joseph 
Earl Westgate, who with his mother, came to Plainfield with liis uncle 
John and settled near him. This farm he soon sold and then bought the 
"Slack" place (since called). He m. first, Rebecca Brownell, who d. 
July 11, 1792, aged 27; m. second, Lydia Westgate, dau. of his Uncle 
John. She d. July 12, 1814, aged 53. M. third, Polly Beal. After this 
they rem to Morristown, Vt. Children of Joseph Earl Westgate by 
Rebecca Brownell: 

6. i. Earl, b. — — ■. 

ii. Brownell, b. . Went west. 

7. iii. David, b. 1790. 
iv. Polly, b. . 

Children by Lydia Westgate, his cousin: 

v. Rebecca, b. ; m. Dodge; lived in Morristown, Vt. 

vi. William, b. . Lived and d. in Morristown, Vt. 

4. Earl* Westgate (John', George-, Robert^) was b. Nov. 26, 1764, in Tiver- 

ton, R. I.; m. June 7, 1796, Elizabeth Waite of Hubbardston, Mass., 
b. July 7, 1767, and d. Dec. 16, 1825. He d. Jan. 23, 1841. Children: 

i. Betsey, b. March 29, 1797; m. 1827, John Johnson of Enfield. He 
d. June 1, 1862. She d. May 28, 1881. Five children. 


ii. John, b. Jan. 29, 1799; m. , Betsey A. Clough of Enfield, who d. 

Oct. 28, 1867. He d. July 17, 1884. Seven children. 

iii. Nathaniel Waite, b. Jan. 26, 1801 ; m. first, Jane Prentice of Spring- 
field; m. second, Oct. 14, 1842, Louise Tyler of Claremont, who 
d. March 6, 1895. He d. Dec. 16, 1890. 

iv. Anna Waite, b. July, 1803; d. Sept. 13, 1845. 

V. George, b. Dec. 7, 1805; m. first, Elizabeth Sleeper of Hopkinton; 
m. second, June 16, 1849, Mary Sleeper, sister of his former 
wife. His first wife d. June 18, 1848. His second wife d. June 
14, 1891. He d. Dec. 6, 1884. 

8. vi. Earl, b. Dec. 17, 1808. 

5. Joseph* Westgate {John\ George^, Robert^) was b. Dec. 6, 1774, ia 
Tiverton, R. I. He came from Killingsly, Conn., to Plainfield with 
his parents in the winter of 1777-78. He was the youngest of the nine 
children who came on the ox-team, being then about three years of 
age. In 1803 he settled in Cornish on the hill road, north of the Capt. 
Constant Smith farm. Here he spent the rest of his life farming. He 

m. , Abigail Luey, dau. of , b. March 10, 1779, and d. Feb. 

15, 1863, aged 84. He d. June 21, 1855. Children, all supposed to have 
been b. in Cornish: 

i. Harvey, b. Aug. 9, 1801; m. Sept. 14, 1836, Sally Tucker who d. 

March 12, 1878. They lived in Newbury, Vt. He d. Aug. 25,. 

1876. One son: Thomas H., b. July 8, 1837. 
ii. Isaac Stratton, b. April 7, 1803; m. Nov. 10, 1830, Mrs. Sarah Shap- 
- ley Keyes. Settled in Newbury, Vt., where he d. March 30, 


9. iii. Ahial, b. April 4, 1805. 

iv. Abigail, b. April 19, 1807; m. Aug. 27, 1827, Benj. Sidney Lewis of 
Cornish. Eleven cliildren. (See Lewis.) She d. April 17, 1872. 

" Where the bond is never severed, 
Where dear families are gathered. 
Mother! We shall meet and rest, 
'Mid the holy and the blest." 

(Inscription on tombstone.) 

V. Ltdia, b. May 4, 1809; m. June 10, 1828, Aaron Smith White of 

Cornish. Three children. (See White.) She d. April 30, 

vi. Sally, b. May 1, 1811 ; m. 1831, Reuben B. White of Cornish. Four 

children. (See White.) She d. of smallpox May 14, 1866. 
vii. Eri, b. Feb. 24, 1813; m. Sept., 1845, Betsey Hill. No children. 

He d. Sept. 10, 1846. 
viii. Martha, b. Oct. 29, 1815; m. Joseph Mills. No children. She d. 

Jan. 6, 1844. 
ix, Betsey, b. Feb. 19, 1818; d. June 8, 1848; never m. 
10. X. Elzi Wardner, b. Feb. 14, 1821. 


6. Earli Westgate {Earb, George^, Robert'^) was b. , in Plainfield; m. 

first, Feb. 13, 1807, Miriam Weld of Cornish, dau. of Moses and Miriam 
(Harding) Weld, b. Sept. 17, 1784. But little is known of this family 
except the record of their cliildren. Children: 

i. Moses W., b. Dec. 11, 1808. 

ii. Joseph Earle, b. Oct. 2, 1810. 

iii. Harriet R., b. March 24, 1812. 

iv. Jabez H., b. July 10, 1813. 

V. Adoniram J., b. June 8, 1815. 

vi. David G., b. Dec. 28, 1817. 

vii. Matilda Jane, b. Sept. 8, 1820. 

7. David* Westgate (Joseph Earle*, Earl; George^, Robert^) was b. Aug. 20, 

1790; m. first, Jan. 1, 1812, Lucy WiHiams, dau. of Isaac and Rebecca 
Wilfiams, b. July 6, 1792; d. Dec. 22, 1843; m. second, March 15, 1849, 
Sarah W. Deming of Cornish, dau of WiUiam and Sarah (Hall) Dem- 
ing, b. March 26, 1794, and d. March 25, 1879. He was a farmer and 
lived on the Meriden road just north of the Cornish line. He d. Aug. 
31, 1854. Children, all by first wife: 

11. i. Isaac Williams, b. April 2, 1813. 

ii. Rebecca W., b. Jan. 14, 1816; m. first, Nov. 18, 1835, Benjamin 
Comings of Cornish. Two children. (See Comings.) He d. 
Feb. 16, 1846; m. second, April 22, 1849, Lemuel Martindale of 
Cornish. No children. He d. Sept. 19, 1894. She d. May 26, 

iii. Maria L., b. Dec. 10, 1818; m. May, 1847, Oliver Perry Burr of 
Cornish. One child. (See Burr.) She d. April 21, 1882. 

iv. David Gifford, b. Nov. 26, 1820; m. Aug. 23, 1847, Rosette E. 
Rowell of Croydon, dau. of Sherburne B. Rowell. No children. 
Kept the hotel at the Flat from 1844 to 1858, when he d. Feb. 
17, 1858. His wid. afterwards m. Charles French of Plain- 
field. She d. Oct. 2, 1908. 

V. Joseph P., b. Jan. 23, 1823; m. Nov. 26, 1850, Abigail Andrews of 
Plainfield. She d. in 1886. No children. He d. in 1892 in 
Thetford, Vt. 

vi. Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 7, 1826; m. Aug. 16, 1852, W. Page Ryan. No 
children. They kept the hotel at the Flat a few years before 
his death, Aug. 10, 1880. Had formerly lived in N. Y. State. 
Shed. March 11, 1897. 

vii. M.\RY Jane, b. May 2, 1831; m. first, April 25, 1850, Winslow W. 
Britton, and by him had three children: Erbert, Arthur and 
Nellie. He d. April 2, 1862. She m. second, Jan. 21, 1867, 
Barker B. Churchill of Cornish and by him had one chUd. (See 
Churchill.) She d. Aug. 5, 1907. 

8. Earl» Westgate (Earh, John; George', Robert^) was b. Dec. 17, 1808; m. 

Feb. 13, 1839, Sarah Chase Cole, b. Nov. 24, 1815, and d. Jan. 18, 1876. 


He d. March 29, 1898. A farmer; Dea. of Baptist Church in Plainfield. 

12. i. William Earl, b. Dec. 9, 1840. 

ii. Martha Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1842; m. June 20, 1878, Freeman J. 

Holt of Lyme. He was b. May 28, 1826; and d. in 1889. No 

iii. Sarah Edith, b. June 21, 1846; m. Sept. 16, 1869, Carlos D. Colby, 

who was b. May 11, 1846. Eight children, 
iv. Julia Annie, b. Aug. 8, 1848; d. Nov. 18, 186.5. 
V. Mary Emma, b. Nov. 1, 1853; d. Feb. 29, 1864. 
vi. Daniel Cole, b. June 4, 1857; m. June 13, 1878, Clara J. Stone, 

dau. of Solomon and Betsey F. (Reed) Stone, b. March 27, 

1855. Two children, daus.: 1. Mary E., b. Nov. 27, 1879; 

m. , Harold Chellis of Meriden. 2. Bessie S., b. Oct. 15, 

1883. Mr. Westgate is a farmer and prominent in grange work 

in the state. 

9. Ahials Westgate (Joseph*, John^, George"-, Robert^) was b. April 4, 1805; 

m. 1833, Abigail O. Morse of Cornish, dau. of Luther and Eunice (Smith) 
Morse, b. March 26, 1802, d. Sept. 13, 1878, in Springfield, Vt. He was 
a carpenter and builder. He d. Aug. 5, 1880. Children, all b. in town: 

i. Stratton Wright, b. Feb. 28, 1834. For several years after his 

majority, he preached at times although he was never ordained. 

A carpenter and builder. M.March 18, 1857, Sophia E.Wyman 

of Rockingham, Vt. Three children, all b. out of town: 1. 

Charles E., b. Nov. 17, 1860. 2. Franklin E., b. Nov. 30, 1863. 

3. Lena Sophia, b. Jan. 17, 1865. Live in Athens, Vt. 
ii. Eliza J., b. July 4, 1836; m. 1854, George W. Cheney. No children. 

Shed. April 23, 1861. 
iii. William Sylvanus, b. April 28, 1841; m. Feb. 7, 1865, Araminta 

A. Earls of Springfield, Vt., b. Aug. 13, 1839, and d. Dec. 1, 

1906. Lived several years in Charlestown and then rem. to 

Claremont. A carpenter and builder, 
iv. Marcia a., b. Sept. 8, 1845; m. Oct. 4, 1864, Henry F. Howe. Nine 

children. They live in Springfield, Vt. 

10. Elzi Wardner' Westgate (Joseph*, John^, George"-, Robert^) was b. Feb. 

14, 1821; m. Nov. 22, 1849, Lydia D. Pease of Ellsworth, b. Nov. 19, 
1819, and d. Jan. 26, 1893. Farmer and lived on the old homestead 
till April, 1881, when he rem. to Piermont, where he lived till he d. Oct. 
7, 1897. Children, both b. in Cornish: 

i. Eri Kendall, b. Aug. 13, 1855. Spent several terms at Kimball 
Union Academy. A teacher and farmer. Unm. in 1906. 

ii. Elzi Randall, b. Dec. 5, 1860. A shoe-cutter and lives in West 
Derry; m. twice: first, Kate Tarbo.x of Orford; second, Ida 
Wilcox. Two children. 


11. Isaac Williams^ Westgate {Dnvitb, Joseph Earle*, Earb, George"^, Robert^} 

was b. April 2, 1813; m. May 19, 1840, Susanna Jackson of Cornish, 
dau. of Walter and Elizabeth (Weld) Jackson, b. June 19, 1811, d. May 

29, 1890. He was a farmer and butcher. Built the granite stone house 
on the Meriden road in 1850-.54. He d. May 12, 1890. Children: 

i. Marion E., b. June 6, 1841. A school teacher for many years. She 
m. April, 1879, Ozro V. Eastman of Plainfield. They res. in 

Meriden. One child: Lucy — ■ — ■ — •, b. . Mr. Eastman d. 

Feb. 16, 1911. 
13. ii. Edward Jackson, b. May 15, 1850. 

12. William E.s Westgate {EarU-\ John^, George"^, Robert^) was b. in Plain- 

field Dec. 9, 1840; m. Nov. 12, 1861, Charlotte E. Bryant of Cornish, 
dau. of Daniel and Chloe (Hildreth) Bryant, b. March 27, 1841. In 
the spring of 1862, they came to Cornish on the deep, hard snow crust 
and settled on the William R. Kimball farm, where they have since res. 
Mr. Westgate is a farmer and a successful breeder of throughbred Hol- 
stein cattle, and has been quite prominent in the affairs of the town and 
county. Was selectman three years; collector of taxes; represented the 
town in the legislature of 1895, and has been county commissioner 
six years. Children, all b. in Cornish: 

i. Earle, b. May 25, 1865; m. Nov. 2, 1892, Angie L. Chadbourne of 
Cornish, dau. of William E. and Rosella (Stone) Chadbourne, b. 
Oct. 19, 1862. Rem. to Windsor in 1894, and was butter-maker 
at Hillside Creamery several years and later in Claremont 
Creamery and afterwards returned to the home of his wife's 
parents in Cornish, No children. 

ii. Martha Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1869; m. Dec. 14, 1892, Elwin W. 
Quimby of Cornish. Two children. (See Quimby.) 

13. Edward J.' Westgate (/. JViUia7ns', David^, Joseph Earle*, Earb, 

George'^, Roberb) was b. May 15, 1850; m. Aug. 28, 1878, Alice Mary 
Bean, dau. of Henry E. and Livona (Leavitt) Bean of Plainfield, b. Oct. 

30, 1855 in Meriden. Mr. Westgate lived on the homestead in same 
business as his father. He d. April 6, 1908. Children: 

i. SuNiE LivoNA, b. Oct. 25, 1880; m. Oct. 30, 1907, Brainard Penni- 

man of Plainfield. 
ii. Marion Alice, b. Jan. 17, 1882. 
iii. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. Jul}' 2, 1884; m. March 30, 1909, Junius 

W. Cole, 
iv. Willie Edward, b. Sept. 7, 1885. 
V. Florence May, b. April 19, 1894. 


Jacob and Rhoda Whipple had the following children, b. in Cornish. No 
further record of the family is known, 
i. Benjamin, b. March 10, 1796. 
ii. Harvey, b. April 8, 1798. 



1. Thomas White, supposed to be the first of the name in Cornish, came from 

Dubhn, N. H., about 1808, about the same time the Williams family 
came. These two famihes had intermarried several times before 
coming to Cornish, so they naturally migrated together. He was b. 
May 19, 1746; m. Oct. 31, 1772, Mary French of Dublin, who was b. 
July 24, 1750, and d. in Cornish, Jan. 10, 1826. He m. again Sept. 3, 
1827, Wid. Lucy Porter. She was 73, and he 81 years of age at m. 
She d. Sept. 19, 1830, and he d. Aug. 20, 1831. The inscription on his 
tombstone says that they (referring to his first wife) "lived together 53 
years and had six sons and six daughters." Children: 

i. Esther, twin, b. 1775; m. , John E. Riggs. 

ii. Mary, twin, b. 1775; m. first, Aug. 23, 1796, Samuel Lewis. He d. 

July 20, 1823, aged 51. M. second, , William Freto. She d. 

July 11, 1827. 

iii. Susanna, b. 1777; m. June 3, 1799, Abijah Williams, a son of Samuel 
Williams. Eight children, six gii-ls and two boys. (See Wil- 

iv. Orson, twin, b. 1779; d. young. 

2. V. Oliver, twin, b. 1779. 

vi. Betsey, b. April 11, 1781; m. Feb. 19, 1801, Stephen Williams. 

Eight children. (See Williams.) She d. Sept. 13, 1859. 
vii. Abigail, b. in 1784; m. first, Ethan Smith. He d. soon after and 

she m. second, Jan. 19, 1814, Henry Holbrook, a soldier of the 
War of 1812. After the war he stayed in town till the winter of 

1816-17, and then went west. 

3. viii. Aaron, b. Feb. 21, 1787. 

ix. Moses, b. June 17, 1791; m. Nov. 11, 1824, Clara Martindale. 

4. X. John, b. July 20, 1793; m. Lucy Davis, dau. of Matthew Davis. 

xi. James, b. Aug. 3, 1796; m. Feb. 16, 1819, Mary Wells Belding. 

Two children, b. in town: 1. Mary Beldmg, b. Sept. 7, 1819. 

2. William, b. July 1, 1821. After this the family moved to 

xii. Not known. It may have been Fayette. 

2. Oliver! White (Thomas^) h. in 1779; m. first, in 1804, Hannah Williams, 

sister of Stephen and Abijah, b. in 1784, and d. ; m. second, May 3, 

1824, Hannah Hunter, b. , d. . He d. Dec. 25, 1848, aged 70. 

Children, by first wife and b. in Cornish, except the first two who were 
b. in Dublin: 

5. i. Noah P., b. 1804. 

6. ii. Reuben B., b. Oct. 6, 1807. 

iii. Hannah, b. May 16, 1809; m. , Amasa Davis. Two children: 

Mrs. J. P. Small and Mrs. Harriet Blood, of Plainfield. 

iv. RoxY, b. Jan. 23, 1813; m. , Harvey York. 

v. Leonard, b. April 6, 1818; m. , "a westerner and res. out west." 


Cliild by second wife. 

vi. Calista, b. Nov. 21, 1824; m. , Charles Coats. They had a 

dau., who m. , Frank Monroe of Windsor, Vt. 

3, AARON2 White (Thomas^) h. Feb. 21, 1787, in DubUn; m. first, in 1806, 

Rebecca Wilhams, sister of his brother OHver's wife, b. March 30, 1788, 
and d. Nov. 21, 1846; m. second, Oct. 18, 1847, Abigail Kendrick of 
Cornish, dau. of Eld. Ariel and Penelope (Cotton) Kendrick, b. Jan. 
19, 1796, and d. April 11, 1852; m. third, — , Ruth Follensby. Mr. 
White d. April 2, 1880. Children, all by first wife and all b. in Cornish 
except the first: 

7. i. Aaron Smith, b. May 18, 1806, in Dublin. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 15, 1810; m. , Beniah Colby. 

iii. AcHSA, b. Feb. 9, 1812; d. May, 1837. 

iv. Lois, b. Oct. 1, 1815; m. , Charles Williams, then of Cornish. 

Six children. (See Williams.) She d. Aug. 13, 1867. 

8. V. John, b. July 19, 1817. 

9. vi. Stillman B., b. March 18, 1820. 

vii. Lavinia, b. April 28, 1823; m. first, Caleph Austin; m. second, April 
15, 1880, Moses Walker of Cornish. She d. April 7, 1904, in 
Claremont. Several children by first marriage. 

viii. Caroline E., b. Feb. 23, 1826; m. Sept. 3, 1843, George P. Williams 
of Cornish. One child. (See Williams.) She d. Feb. 14, 1909. 

ix. Esther E., b. July 16, 1828; d. Jan. 11, 1843. 

4. John2 White (Thomas'^) was b. July 20, 1793; m. first, , Lucy Davis, 

dau. of Matthew Davis, b. in 1798, and d. Nov. 1, 1829, aged 31; m. 

second, , Patience Morse, dau. of Luther and Eunice (Smith) 

Morse, b. Aug. 21, 1799, and d. Nov. 3, 1865. He d. March 10, 1865. 
Children : 

i. Freeman, b. . 

ii. Lucy E., b. • — ■ — ■; m. — ■ — , Charles Judd of Claremont. 

iii. Sarepta, b. . 

iv. Benjamin, b. . 

V. AcHSA, b. — ■ — . 

vi. Ellen, b. . 

5. NoAH P.3 White {Oliver^ Thomas^) was b. 1804; m. first, Dec. 19, 1830, 

Submit Rounds of , b. 1806 (?), d. Jan. 7, 1846; m. second, 

Charlotte Abbott; m. third. May 5, 1855, EHza M. Johnson, one 
son: Edd. Mr. White d. Aug. 11, 1877. Cliildren. 

€. Reuben B.s White (Oliver^, Thomas^) b. Oct. 6, 1807; m. 1831, Sarah 
Westgate of Cornish, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Luey) Westgate, b. 
May 1, 1811. They both d. of smallpox, he dying May 10, 1866, and 
she on the 14th following. Children, all b. in Cornish: 


i. Chester H., b. Feb. 11, 1833; m. Jan. 3, 1854, Lucy Jane Harlow, 
dau. of Eliasand Abigail (Herrick) Harlow, b. April 30, 1831, in 
Windsor, Vt., and d. Aug. 25, 1880. He has spent most of his 
life in Windsor, as a machinist, also a dealer in hardware. Two 
children: 1. Frank M., b. Oct. 5, 1856, in Cornish, d. Jan. 4,