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Full text of "History of Taunton, Massachusetts, from its settlement to the present time"

SUPPLEMENT 



TO THE 



History of Taunton, 



MASSACHUSETTS. 



BY 



SAMUEL HOPKINS EMERY. 



D. MASON & CO., 
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 
1894. 



SUPPLEMENT 



TO THE 



History of Taunton, 



MASSACHUSETTS. 



BY 



SAMUEL HOPKINS EMERY. 



D. MASON & CO., 

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 

1894. 



SUPPLEMENT. 



It is gratifying to an author to receive words of approval, commend- 
atory of his work, from persons of culture and learning, who have crit- 
ically examined it, and whose judgment is not given unadvisedly. 

My long-time friend. Prof. Wm. S. Tyler, of Amherst College, writes: 

I have looked it through and read enough of it to .see that an immense amount of 
time and labor has been given to the book, and that the work is well done. 

Judge William E. Fuller, of Taunton writes: 

I have received your " History of Taunton " and spent several hours in a topical 
reading of it. It was a great labor for you to undertake at this time of your life and 
I most heartily congratulate you on its successful completion. 

The Hon. John S. Brayton, of Fall River, writes: 

I received last week a copy of your " History of Taunton." I have examined the 
book and am more than pleased with the manner in which you have performed the 
task of writing the history of that ancient municipality. The work shows great care 
and patient research, and is a grand monument to him, who, in the seventy-eighth 
year of his age, is able to publish a volume of inestimable value, not only to the pres- 
ent generation, but to those who may follow for generations to come. 

General Darius N. Couch, of Norwalk, Conn., writes: 

I want to tell you that, although we have had the " History" only a few days, we 
have gotten out of it a great deal of enjoyment. It is quite wonderful to me that in 
the comparatively brief time at your disposal you were able to bring out so complete 
a " History of Taunton." It is a noble monument to your memory. My wife joins 
me in warm congratulations. 

The well-known secretary of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 
Hon. Amos Perry, in a letter to Captain Hall, says: 

My best compliments to Dr. Emery and my congratulations on the success of his 
admirable work. 

The Hon. Josiah H. Drummond, of Portland, Me., in the kindnc.s> wi 
his heart, in a letter to Captain Hall, expresses himself on this wise: 



4 HISTORY OF TAUNTON. 

He has done a magnificent work and we owe him the thautcs of a lifetime for un- 
dertaking it. 

Ex-Governor Joseph H. Williams, of Aug-usta, Me., in his usual warm- 
hearted way, thus writes to Captain Hall: 

Will you say to my good friend, President Emery, that I hold his monumental his- 
tory of your city among my most valued possessions. A New York friend, visiting 
me, of antiquarian tastes, went into and through it with unbroken interest and edi- 
fication. 

The Hon. John Ordronaux, the tirst corresponding secretary of the 
Old Colony Historical Society, now the eminent jurist of New York 
city, writes: 

I have examined this last effort of your pen and regard it as magnum opus. The 
scope of the work is immense and its details exhaustive in their accumulation of his- 
torical facts. Patient, untiring labor, indefatigable industry, and careful collation of 
data in their proper relations to the continuity of the narrative and the chronology of 
events, give striking proofs of the thoroughness of preparation with which every topic 
was approached and discussed. More than this I must not say, lest you should think 
that in the ardor of my esteem for the author! had strained the boundaries of praise 
beyond the limits of conviction. You deserve well of your fellow-citizens for having 
thus commemorated the epic of their own and their forefathers actions. You have 
in your own life and through vour own deeds verified the truth of Sallust's remark 
that Pulchrum est bene facer e reipublicae etiani dene dicere hand absurduni est. 
Yovtr history, like his, will be handed down to future generations as a literary mile- 
stone in the progress of our continuing national development and accumulating writ- 
ten records. 

These expressions of approval and interest from highly valued friends 
are certainly appreciated. They come from those who are well aware 
of the necessary limitations and imperfections of such a work and the 
errors which will creep into it. In a letter from my esteemed antiqua- 
rian friend, Rev. Mr. Chaffin, of North Easton, well versed in historical 
study, I am reminded for my encouragement, that no work of history 
can claim perfect accuracy, at the same time adding, much to my re- 
lief: 

Your book is admirable, got up in fine style, and will most hcjnorably connect j'our 
name with Taunton for generations to come. 

For the benefit of subscribers, discovered errors with some additional 
matter are here appended, supplementary to what may be found on 
page 7:}? and onwards, First Part, and page 8'2 and onwards, vSecond Part. 

Page 30. Mr. Wilcox has kindly loaned me the exact copy of the 
will of Henry Andrews found at Plym<nith. It appears that only " tliirty 



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poiuids " of the legacy to the daug-hters were left in the hands of Parker. 
It is as follows: 

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Hedges, the wife of William Hedges 
[same as Hodges now] a certain dwelling house with a garden adjoining to it and a 
parcel of land belonging to it scituated and being in Taunton afores'' near unto my 
dwelling house, to her and to her assigns forever, provided that my wife shall enjoy 
it during her life and if my s<i daughter shall decease before my wife, the s"* premises 
shall belong after my wife's decease unto John Hedges, the sonne of my s"* daughter 
and to his heirs forever, or in case of his decease without issue, it shall remayne to 
her next child or children and to the heirs of such forever. Also, to s^ dau. ten 
pounds. 

I give to my g-^ child John Hedges aboves^ a silver pint cupp with a silver cover to 
it and my s<^ dau. shall have the use of it till John come to mature age or man's estate 
but with this proviso, that if within a y"" or two the Lord shall give my daughter an- 
other child, it shall be in her power to dispose of s** cupp either to this latter or former 
child and unto that child to whom the s<* cnp is not thus disposed I do give and be- 
queath a good cow which is already delivered into the hands of my s'* daughter for 
that end and purpose. 

I give & bequeathe unto my daughter Sarah and to my daughter Abigail one hun- 
dred and thirty lbs to be equally divided between them, of which sum thirty lbs are 
in the hands of John Parker, of Boston, shoemaker, which sum my will is shall re- 
maj-ne in his hands on sufficient security until it shall be wanted and my daughters 
to be maintained out of the portion I give to my wife and if either or both of s** daugh- 
ters die then to be divided unto my s"* surviving and if none to the posterity of my 
son Henry Andrews. 

Whereas I am possessed of a certain piece of land called the neck of land my wife 
to have this as long as she keeps my name and then to daughters Sarah and Abigail. 
Whereas before the making of this I have granted and delivered unto my s»i son 
Heurv a considerable quantity of land, that is to say a great lott at the two mile river 
and the land over the great river opposite to my dwelling house and som land lying 
next to land of James Bates called the middle swamp and the new meaddow called 
Squabbinnanset meddow and my dwelling house, and all the residue of ray lands shall 
belong to my wife for the tearm of her life unless she married then to be s"' son's. 

I give unto my son the longest of my fowling pieces and m}' best suit of apparal 
and my best coat. To Mr. Streete, teacher of church, 5 lbs. To Elizabeth Harvey, 
widdow, one of poor of church, one cow, which is now in the keeping of Geo. Macey 
— to daughters Sarah and Abigail, feather bed and bolster and dozen of silver spoons 
to belong equally unto them. 

Wife Mary executrix — James Wyatt and Walter Dean overseers. Wm. Parker, 
James Wyatt, John Jollop, witnesses. 

The " two mile river" refen^ed to in this will, a well known stream 
in what is now Raynham, was so called, as some say, from its length, 
btit others from its distance from what was considered the center of the 
town. So also the "three mile river," in an opposite direction from the 



G JUS TOR 3 ' OF TA UNTON. 

center, is accounted for in the same way. In Norton they call the same 
stream "seven miles," so it is said, and they have in Attleboro' a "ten 
mile river," if I am rightly informed. 

Pao-e 31. Mr. Wilcox, who has copied the will of Widow Andrews, 
savs, she calls herself instead of the son, " forty-three years old." 

:\Ir. Franklin Pratt, who has made a special study of Richard and 
James Burt, noticed on pp. 34, 35, is of the opinion they came by the 
way of Parbadocs, and that Richard was less than sixty years old in 
1643. He had a son John, who is not mentioned in his will. He adds: 

James Burt's home lands were on West Water street, between the jolant of the 
Taunton Iron WorksCompany and the estate of John R. Williams. ''Between" in the 
description should be beUnu. " Mr. Browne's brook " is now called the Cobb brook. 
'• Thrjmas Lincohi's cartway " is now Highland street. It extended from the Taun- 
ton Iron Works wharf westerly to Somerset avenue at the Presbrey Stove Lining 
Works, and then followed Highland street to the Fair grounds, then across the Fair 
grounds to Thomas Lincoln's house, not far from the Three IMile River, on Col. Fred- 
erick Mason's Riverside farm. "Falls Plain" should be Nutt Plaine, according to 
ViX. Danforth's certified copy. 

Page 30. My friend Wilcox is very sure David Corwithy went from 
Taunton toMarblehead and served as constable there, putting in an ap- 
pearance not unfrequently at Salem. 

The Hon. J. H. Drummond, of Portland, Me., has favored me with 
the name of the wife of Samuel, the oldest son of John Deane, the first 
settler, to be entered on page 37, vSarah, daughter of Increase and wSarah 
(Penniman) Robinson, married December 15, 1G92. 

John -^d, the third son, married Hannah, daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Williams) Bird, and granddaughter of Richard Williams, Sep- 
tember 21, 1699. She was born December 16, 1677. 

The Joseph Wilbore, whom Mehitable married, was son of vShadrach 
and Mary Wilbore. 

Page 38. Israel married, March 20, 1704-5, Katharine, sister of the 
wife of John, also a granddaughter of Richard Williams. 

Thomas 2d, son of Thomas, married, January 7, 1696-, Mary, daugh- 
ter of John and Abigail (Leonard) Kingsley, of Milton, as the name is 
spelt in Milton records. 

Deborah died in 1702 or 1703, leaving one child, John Tisdale. 

Mercy married Daniel Williams, February 1, 1710-11, not ijig. 

Page 39. Jonathan, born 1087; Mehitable, born 1689; Abiah, born 
1691 ; Deborah, born 1693. 



SUrPLIiMRNT. 7 

Page 40. Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Williams) 
Deane, married Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary (Andrews) Richmond. 

Page 40. The will of Thomas Gilbert proves that the wife of Samuel 
Williams was Mary Gilbert, while Jane was the wife of Samuel Gulliver. 

Page 52. The will of Joseph Wilbore shows that Sarah, the wife of 
Nathaniel Hoar, was the daughter of Shadrach Wilbore. 

Page 03. (5) Deborah, daughter of George Macey married Dan 
Throop, of Taunton. This appears from their deed of sale of certain 
property to Rev. Samuel Danfcn'th, lands lying beyond the mill privi- 
lege, bought by Mr. Danforth of her sister Elizabeth, and including the 
present fine State Hospital grounds. 

Page 73, line 9. Edward Richmond, according to Mr. Drummond, 
had a wife before he married Amy Bull. His first wife was the mother 
of all his children except Henry and Amy, and Henry died without 
issue. 

Page 74. (3) Thomas Richmond died in Middleboro', December 14, 
1705. 

(0). Pvdward had three wives, (1) Mercy , (2) Rebecca Thurs- 
ton, (3) Mary . His first wife had seven children, his second 

four, third none. 

(7). Elizabeth, widow of John Hall, was daughter of Philip and 
Judith (Whitman) King. 

('.)). John Richmond married, November 28, 1709, Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Stephen and Hannah Otis, }iot Joanna (jooding, who was the wife 
of John Godfrey, the father of Brig. George Godfrey. The mother of 
John Godfrey was Mary, the sister of this John Richmond. See (1), 
first line of page 74. 

(10). Ebenezer Richmond married Anna, daughter of Robert Sproat, 
of Scituate. Their son, Ebenezer, born in 1701, married Widow Marv 
Walker. 

Page 80. General Peirce, in an interesting paper read before the Old 
Colony Historical Society, gives the names of nine children of Edward 
Bobit, making Damaris, the fourth, born vSeptember 15, 1003. Also, 
Elkanah instead of Zepaiia, and Dorcas instead of Dcf/ias, born June 20 
instead of January. Esther married Edward Paul, August 23, 1093, 
living till November 15, 1751. 

The General also dwells on the life of another early settler, a victim 
of the Indian war, John. Tisdale, calling him "one of the 20 original 



8 HIS TOR Y OF TA UN TON. 

purchasers of old or West Freetown, bought of the Indians April '2, 
1(559." He is noticed on page 91 of our history. 

Page 87. Robert Crosman died in 1692, and his widow, Martha, 1(595. 
This Martha, according to Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Part 2, pp. 
28, and KM), was widow of Samuel Eaton, and daughter of Francis Bill- 
ington. The name as recorded in vol. 1, p. 72, of Bristol county probate 
office, in a mem. of agreement between Martha and Robert Crosman, 
looks like Easton, but probably is Eatton. 

Page 89. Almon Danforth Hodges, jr., of Boston, an enthusiastic 
genealogist, thanking me for what has been done, speaking for himself 
and other subscribers, says, " How I wish we had an Index! " Our ex- 
planation of this is found on page 85 of Part II. Mr. Hodges is certain 
the " William Hodges of Taunton was not the Captain Hodges of the 
Rebecka in Winthrop's Journal," as Rufus Hodges in his first edition 
of the Hodges Family supposed. 

Page 95. Samuel 5. Drake should be Samuel G. 

Page 179. Mr. Drummond is sure the vSusannah Masoji mentioned 
in the Street will should be vSusannah Maccy, wife of Lt. George Macey. 

Page 185. My friend ElishaC. Leonard,^ of New Bedford, gives the 
second wife of Rev. George vShove as Hannah, widow of Thomas Wal- 
ley, and daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Mayo, daughter of Rev. 
John) Bacon. Her daughter, Hannah, married second, Capt. James 
Leonard 3 in 1('»98. Rev. George had a daughter, Yet-Mercy, baptized 
November 7, l(j82, married, January 24, 1709, Josiah Howland, of Bris- 
tol, R. I., blacksmith, like his father. They also kept a tavern, and the 
courts met at their house. 

Page 187. Mr. James M. Cushman thinks Rev. Mr. Danforth came 
earlier to Taunton than his recorded call to the ministry, and that he 
officiated as schoolmaster, for which office he was certainly well fitted. 

Page 198, fourteenth line from bottom, /no" Nathaniel Burt should 
be Ins" Nathaniel. 

Page 205, twelfth line from bottom. lydj should be idyj. 

Page 211. Jacob K. Leonard should be Jacob A. 

Page 238. Among the deacons of the first church in the earlier part 
of the last century should be named, probably, John Staples and his son 
Seth. John, an original member of the Raynham church in 1731, was 

' As theiie sheets were passing through the press, this highly valued friend, devoted to historical 
research, died Friday, the 7th of September, 1894, and the funeral services were largely attended, on 
the following Tuesday, by leading citizens of New Bedford and its vicinity. 



SUPPLEMENT. 9 

also its first deacon. Setli. who married Hannah, dauj^diter of Eben- 
ezer Standish, of Plymouth, was an ancestor of Charles A. White, esq., 
of New Haven, who speaks of such a tradition in the family. 

Pag-e 242. Mr. Franklin Pratt locates the " Glebe " half a mile west- 
erly from the church, where now is the Catholic cemetery. 

Page 272. /. Pickering should be R. />. Charles Brozvn should be 
Broiv. 

Page 29G. The date of Jezaniah Sumner's letter, 7792, is wrong. 
And I fear the true date lygS (according to the original framed in His- 
torical Hall) will modify my statement that the ode was sung at the 
dedication of the academy in 1796, but later "on the day of exhibi- 
tion," as it is expressed in the letter. 

Page 299. Gen. David Cobb died in Boston, not Taunton, xVpril 17, 
1830. 

Page 311. Lydia, daughter of Capt. James Leonard, was the wife of 
Capt. Thomas Cobb, thus mother, not ivifc of Gen. David. 

Page 314. See the memoirs of Gen. Joseph Gardner Swift, LL.D., 
U. S. A., senior graduate of the United States Military Academy, West 
Point, chief engineer U. S. A. from 1812 to 1818. To which is added a 
genealogy of the family of Thomas Swift, of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, 
by Harrison Ellery, member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, 1890. Privately 
printed. According to this rare book Dr. Foster Swift was son of Sam- 
uel*, Samuel 3, Thomas-, Thomas', born January, 1700, died August, 
1835, married, February 18, 1783, Deborah, daughter of Capt. Thomas 
and Elizabeth Delano, of Nantucket, born September, 1702, died June 
3, 1824. Fine portraits, painted by Jarvis, are reproduced by the Al- 
bertype process for the work. Dr. died in New London, Conn. His 
children, Joseph Gardner, Wm. Henry, two daughters, Sarah Delano 
and Deborah Ann. 

Page 354. Mr. Leonard is my authority for calling Adshcn Leonard 
Stephen, who was clerk of the court and town treasurer. 

Page 372. (7) Major Thomas Leonard, born 16^0, not 1611. Died 
in 1713. Aet 73. 

Page 373. (9) Thomas Dean -, should be ■*. 

(10) Samuel Pratt lived on Cohannet street, where his descendant Cal- 
vin D. now lives. 

(14) Jonathan Carver's home lot was near Taunton Bank .site, " ea.st 
of training field." 



10 HISTORY OF TAUXTON. 

(17) Buried, with others, near where was the small-pox hospital, just 
off the Boston turnpike, near the Raynham line, interested descendants 
have recently removed the remains of Henry Hodges to the Oakland 
cemetery, to rest by the side of kindred dust. 

Page 374. {"Z'l) Jonathan Shores should read Sha%i\ as Jonathan-^ 
Shaw (Benjamin -, Ichabod i) married Mercy Mason, and Jonathan ^ was 
a grandson of Ensign John Mason. 

(•28) Richard^ should read Walter'^. 

(20) Morgan Cobb was a carpenter or joiner^ as he calls himself, on 
authority of Mr. Franklin Pratt, who thinks the Morgan Cobb, jr. (see 
note 24), was selectman in 1 721-22, 1724, in addition to the years credited 
to him. 

(30 should be 31) Abiather Leonard was selectman in /7cSo, not IJ'/J. 
(See pp. 4G4 and 571.) 

Page 375. (35) Capt. James should be % says Mr. Leonard, the fifth 
from the first James, omitted. 

(41) Lieut. Jonathan Shores (see pp. 362 and 429) was a great grand- 
son of John Lincoln, and a great-great-grandson of Thomas, the miller, 
and lived on what is now Shores street. He was not, therefore, the 
"grandson of Lieut. John Mason, "referring to " note 2/," which shcjuld 
be 22. (See page 374 (22). 

(46) Seth Sumner lived on Tremont street at Oakland. 

Page 377. (58) Gen. James Williams •', son of James ^. The father, 
son, and Dr. Alfred, filled the office of registrar of deeds ninety-five 
years. 

(62) Again Richard^ should be Walter'^. 

Page 378. (71) Judge George Leonard, Mr. Leonard, of New Bed- 
ford, would have us add, was member of the First Congress under Wash- 
ington, was re-elected to the third and fourth, but defeated for the sec- 
ond term. 

Page 379. (75) Major Apollos Leonard was the third son of Judge 
Zephaniah. 

Page 403. The "eighty-eight acres" training field, according to 
record, was north of the Green, east of Hopewell and the Bay road, 
near to, if not including the Plain burying ground. 

Page 406. (9) Elisha Hodges should be Hodge. 

Page 428. David should be Daniel Briggs. 

Page 433. (8) Capt. Richard Cobb died in his fifty-sixth year, and 
was buried in the Church of England yard on Tremont street. 



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(10) Capt. Job Smith died in ITito, the great-grandfather of John Wil- 
son Smith, of Providence. 

Page 455, seventh line from top. Leonard Hodges by searching 
records is found to be London Hodges. 

Page 4T1. The list of Revolutionary pensioners from Taunton should 
contain the name of Abisha Eddy. The commissioner of pensions at 
Washington is authority for the statement that he resided at Taunton 
at the time of his enlistment, serving from first to last, 1778-1780, 
twenty-five months. At the time of his application for pension in 1833 
he resided in Gloucester, R. I., but returned to Taunton in 1845, and 
died there February ^S, 1855, having been born in Taunton, September 
10, 1761. 

Page 470. Captain Hall says, fifth line from top, Ballon should be 
Bollan, and in the eleventh line Boland should be Borland. Also, on 
page 480, sixth line from bottom, Ballon should be Bollan. 

Page 513. Michael Burns, of Taunton, was sergeant and lieutenant 
of the 33d Regiment, but in the State records he is credited to Berklev, 
where he enlisted, which accounts for his name not appearing in the 
Taunton history. His name does appear on page 517, as enlisting in 
the 3d ^Massachusetts Cavalry. This will account for the omission of 
the names on our rolls of other residents of Taunton, who became such 
after their enlistment, as that of Edward Marvell of the 40th, credited 
to Dighton, and Hugh King of the 57th, credited to Cambridge. 

Page 522. Benjamin E. Hall should be Benjamin./. 

Page 550. Add Charlotte (Hodges) Morton, wife of the governor, 
died Dec ember ^j, iSjj. 

Page 550. Samuel R. Townsend was buried in Walthani, not ll'are- 
liani. 

Page 500. The notice of "members of the legal profession now in 
practice in Taunton " fails to record the name of Hon. John E. Sanford, 
because his eminent abilities have for many years been in such de- 
mand in the public service elsewhere, that he cannot be said to be in 
the present practice of his profession in Taunton. For an account of 
these services see pp. 575, 724, 725, 732. vSince the issue of our publi- 
cation Judge JohnH. Galligan has died, to the great grief of his breth- 
ren at the bar and the community generally. Frederick S. Hall, esq., 
has been called to fill his place on the bench, and A. M. Alger, esq., has 
become register of the Probate Court, Mr. Alger's place, as clerk of the 
District Court being filled by Albert Fuller, esq. 



12 HISTORY OF r A UNTON. 

Page 505. Shadrach Wilborc had ten children, the firstborn in 1G59, 
and the tenth in 1083. His wife, Mary, died March 27, 1G91. 

Paji^e 570 If F. Pratt is rii;ht in his suggestion, page 374, Morgan 
Cobb 2d served all the years, as selectman. 

Page 575. Francis G. Babi^itt should be Francis vS". Sooiiioii Wood- 
ward, jr., should be Soloinoii. 

Page G08. Capt. Josiah Crocker's house was standing, and his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. West, died there in 1840. Col. Russell Wood, not Gcoro-c A'. 
Atwood, proprietor of the Weatherby tavern in 1830. 

Page GO!*. Julius, woi J list us Fisher, proprietor of Washington Hotel. 
The last occupants Huntington & Lane in 1849. 

Page G12. Jesse vSmith's stable was on the site of the Rand cstaU\ 
not Taylor block. He purchased of Jesse Hartshorn the Capt. Cyrus 
Williams place in 1814, and built his residence thereon. He bought 
the Tillinghast corner, where now is the City Hotel, in 1818. 

Page G88. To the list of secretaries of the Bristol County Agricul- 
tural Society add George H. Rhodes, 1875. 

Page 702. In making up the page the following line was dropped — 
contimied in the position until July, iSyy^ zvlioi lie nyigucd to take — 
Make this the top line of the page to complete the sense. 

Page 715. Under the head of floods, add, that in January, 1784, the 
flood covered a large portion of Capt. Job vSmith's place, as well as the 
extensive grounds of Gen. James Williams (now Mrs. Baylies), where 
his son was drowned. It was sixteen feet higher than the ordinary 
tide. 

Page 71G. The Episcopal church blown down was on Tremont street, 
where still may be seen its burial place. 

Page 718. John ]V. Washburn should be John N. Also read Isaac 
G. Carrier. 

Page 719. Levi Hall should be Hale. 

Page 733. The clerks of the Common Council of the city have been 
from the beginning : 

Bernard A. Galligan, from 18G5 tcj 1800, inclusive. 

James R. Husband, from 18G7 to 187G, inclusive. 

Joseph R. Tallman, from 1877 to present time. 

To list of assessors add James W. Grossman in 18G8. 

Page 738. Louis Stoughton Drake would have me state, he is a de- 
scendant of William, of Taunt(;n, who settled here in J 707, the son of 



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Tliomas Drake, of Weymouth, not therefore deseended from Jc^hn, one 
of the " original purehasers." 

Page 755, twelfth line from top, farm should bcfranic. 



PART II 



Pag-e 2o. Charles F. Johnson was member of the Legislature in 
18G5-66. 

Page 30, nineteenth line from bottom, lo should be ig, the true date 
of the birth of Alpheus vSanford, who, it may be added, was justice of 
the peace, prominent in town affairs, a representative from Taunton to 
the vState Legislature in LS44. Also, the mother of Dr. Tripp desires to 
name Dr. Peleg F. Walker, of Providence, a classmate of her son, 
as the friend who wrote the words of eulogy she quoted. 

Page 38. Sybil, daughter of Judge Reed, was born January 21, 1858 
The earlier date was a manifest error. 

The descent of Alex. H. Williams is, Richard \ Joseph -, Richard '\ 
Col. George*, Capt. George -^ Francis", Alexander H.^ Thus the first 
Richard's son, Joseph, was the father of a second Richard, who was the 
father of Col. George. 

Page 65. Add, Mr. Levi P. Morton's wife, Anna Livingston vStreet, 
is a direct descendant of the second Taunton minister, Rev. Nicholas 
Street, through Rev. Samuel Street, of Wallingford, Conn. 

Page 08, twelfth line from top, iSji should be iSj^. Mrs. Brabrook 
was daughter of Charles and Fidelia (Danforth) Knowles. The mother, 
daughter of Thomas and Betsey (Haskins) Danforth, and her mother 
again daughter of Capt. Jacob Haskins and Mary Pitts. 

Page 83. The second annual report of trustees of Public Reserva- 
tions, 1892, is in error in giving the Taunton Green / 1-4 acres. It 
should be / 1-8. The gift of Stimpson H. Woodward, in 1881, was, in- 
stead of / acre, 4 acres, so says the deed. 

Page 110. The Hon. Joseph H. Williams, of Augusta, Me., in the 
list of subscribers is improperly credited to Taunton, ht)wever much we 
might wish to claim him. 

The Taunton Public Library should be included in list of subscribers. 



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